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Saturday, December 03, 2011

Obama Fundraiser..why is there anti semitism? JEWS

Obama Fundraiser and Ambassador Blames Israel for Anti-Semitism

The U.S. ambassador to Belgium, Howard Gutman, recently told a conference hosted by the European Jewish Union that Israel is to blame for growing anti-Semitism harbored by people of Muslim faith.

Howard Gutman

AMBASSADOR HOWARD GUTMAN

“A distinction should be made between traditional anti-Semitism, which should be condemned and Muslim hatred for Jews, which stems from the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinians,” Gutman reportedly said, according to the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth. “He also argued that an Israeli-Palestinian peace treaty will significantly diminish Muslim anti-Semitism.”

According to the account in the Israeli paper, “The legal experts at the event were visibly stunned by Gutman’s words, and the next speaker offered a scathing rebuttal to the envoy’s remarks.”

Gutman was a major fundraiser for President Obama’s 2008 election campaign. He bundled $500,000 for Obama, according to OpenSecrets.org, personally giving at least $2,300 to the campaign.

In 2009, Obama nominated Gutman, a Washington, D.C. attorney, to be ambassador to Belgium.

Of course we hopefully remember Merrill McPeak, Obama military adviser during the 2008 campaign who blamed the lack of peace in the middle east on “certain groups in New York and Miami”

And there is always Jeremiah Wright.

And Cass Sunnstein’s wife MS Powers who suggested US troops be used against Israel to help the Palestinians, and then there is Zbig.

And so on, and so on and so on….

WHY IS THERE A SINGLE JEW WHO WILL VOTE FOR BARACK OBAMA?

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They spent all their time reading comics like X-Men without knowing the creators were Jewish?

Sometimes the stuff said on a message board can provide something to ponder. Here's a little something from the leftist British showbiz site Bleeding Cool, where posted some more items from the X-Men story where some Marvel heroines like Kitty Pryde raid the fictionalized version of Iran and Ahmedinejad's regime. They were one of the few sites that said anything about the following issue, and considering where a British site like this could skew towards, a little odd they might suggest they're willing to be favorable towards this.

But now, let's turn to the really sad part here, that being the commentors on their forum who replied to this subject. For example, one person said:
I cannot wait until Sooraya (Dust) rescues some Palestinian mutants from the hands of the IDF. Wait... that would never happen because Israel is a good country, correct?
The above panel is disgusting. It's exactly the sort of commentary that a comic book, with its manichean morality, doesn't have the authority to comment on.
And another said:
"DO YOU THINK THIS X ON MY BELT STANDS FOR THE X CHROMOSOME THAT I HAVE IN A MATCHED PAIR?!"

(Silliness aside, I can take this sort of nonsense in comics about as seriously as I can take Ultimate Captain Jingoism^America's political statements, which is to say not at all)
And then there's this one:
Is Kitty nuts? She may start wwiii.

Mel Gibson's right. Mutant Jews start all the wars. Nice job, sugartits.
Gee, such language. I'm sure not all of those who've got negative sentiments like what the above imply are British, but they sure are degrading. One can only wonder what they'd say if there was ever a character in these books of Armenian descent.

And for anyone that lugubrious, we've got some most excruciatingly bad news for them: didn't they know that Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster, Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Joe Simon, and quite a few other contributors to US comics like these were Jewish? Even Chris Claremont, to my knowledge, may have some Jewish ancestry, though he's certainly one of the kind of British natives who could have French ancestry. My point is: if they have such negative sentiments towards Israel/Jews and even Americans, for that matter, why would they even bother to read their stuff? If I were in their position, I don't think I'd be in such a hurry to read something made by the very people whom those shady characters seem to despise.

But, if the above is any suggestion, we'll probably be seeing some of these creepy people making an exodus from the readership of Jewish-created American comics soon, if they haven't done so already. And if these are bad Brits making those dismal cracks, we can probably figure they'll turn their money back towards buying Judge Dredd, the comic whose main achievement seems to be depicting the USA as a quasi-totalitarian regime. Simply put, if they don't like Jews/Israel/America, they shouldn't bother about their creations and products, and that could even include a computer brand called Pentium.

Life is full of mysteries, and that could even include why anyone in the UK would care to attack Rupert Murdoch after all the time he's been cozy with Saudi prince Alwaleed bin Talal, now that I think of the subject. Speaking of which, Diana West has some info on Khaled, the brother of the prince, who said something very obscene - offering money to kidnap Israeli soldiers - that likely won't be published by FOX and NewsCorp because Murdoch wouldn't want to strain relations with the oh-so important prince. You know some British who don't like Murdoch are going to come away feeling stunned by that information.
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And not for Las Vegas use, either

Unfortunately, boys, it might also take out the some of the carriers and frigates and destroyers capabilities from the US bringing help (assuming Obama is out of office), as well as all US planes, and missiles in the air.

Taiwan developing non-nuclear EMP weapons for future ‘electromagnetic’ war with China

East-Asia-Intel.com, November 30, 2011


Taiwan’s military is preparing for future warfare with China by developing electro-magnetic pulse weapons.

EMP devices create the same type of disabling pulse produced by a nuclear weapon, which can neutralize electronic equipment hundreds of miles away.

Taiwan’s Asia-Pacific Defense Magazine last week also disclosed that both China and Taiwan were producing EMP devices.

The Chinese military, according to the report, is researching and developing EMP and other new concept weapons as part of plans to achieve “electromagnetic control” in a conflict.

Taiwan, too, is building non-nuclear pulse bombs and other exotic weapons at the Chung Shan Institute of Science and Technology (CSIST) under the code name “Hsuan T’ien Plan,” or Dark Day Plan.

Two types of weapons are being worked on. One simulates the air-burst detonation of a small (1-kiloton yield) nuclear bomb. It would constitute a “weak nuclear explosion electromagnetic pulse bomb.” A second device would use dynamite to generate the pulse. This would be a “non-nuclear explosion electromagnetic pulse bomb,” or an “E-bomb.”

Pulse weapons can produce a shock wave up to 300 kilometers away and cause permanent and irreparable damage to electronic components from overload and short circuiting.

“If non-nuclear explosion electromagnetic pulse warheads are deployed to air defense missiles or anti-ship missiles, the missiles need only explode in the vicinity of the target to effectively damage the electronic components on enemy fighter aircraft and ships, causing the fighter aircraft to crash to the ground and neutralizing the ships,” the report said.

“If this non-nuclear explosion electromagnetic pulse bomb technology were used in anti-radiation missiles or anti-missile systems, it would be a major transformation in military technology,” the report said.

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Frenemies at best - China acquire’s Symantec’s share of corporate security joint venture

AYFKM?

China’s military-linked telecommunications giant Huawei Technologies is buying out Symantec Corp.’s 49 percent share of a corporate security solution joint venture.

U.S. security authorities say Huawei is a stalking horse for China’s military and intelligence cyber espionage and warfare services. On Nov. 14, Huawei announced that it would take full ownership of Huawei Symantec Technologies after paying $530 million to Symantec for its 49 percent stake in the joint venture, which is headquartered in Hong Kong.

The deal must be approved by U.S. regulatory authorities and is likely to close in the first quarter of 2012.

The joint venture was set up in 2009 to provide corporate security, storage and systems management solutions. The company had research and development centers in Beijing, Shenzhen, Chengdu, and Hangzhou.

Uh, excuse me are we saying that Symantec and China were SHARING the means of corporate digital security? Would this include places such as General Dynamics, Boeing, Electric Boat, and their subcontractors (like the guys who mill submarine propellers)?

Security officials had expressed concern about the joint venture because Symantec is a leading company for identifying and countering cyber threats and it was feared Huawei would pass data to China’s cyber espionage organs in the Ministry of State Security and military intelligence services.

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Unemployment 8.6%, why do I hear no hoorays (except at TIME MAG)?

Time:

American Unemployment Falls to 8.6%: Amazing News, But Is It a Game Changer?

What’s more, the jobless percentage, which fell to 8.6% in November from 9.0% a month before, was the lowest it’s been in two and a half years. This alone is good news but it’s even more amazing considering where we came from. Just four months ago, the obstacles for the economy seemed to be piling up.

Feinman for DB Advisors pointed out, as did others, that about 300,000 people gave up looking for work. Not a great sign, and one of the reasons why the drop in the unemployment rate may not be as great as it looks. “The job numbers were consistent with modest growth,” says Feinman.

But, to me, the number suggests that the economy could be picking up. The reason has to do with new businesses. When the government goes and asks employers about their payrolls, they survey the same group of companies all year long. So when a growing number of companies are being started, the household number can be a more accurate account of what is going on in the economy. One of the problems of the recovery is that because it is harder to get loans fewer people have been starting up new businesses. Indeed, there has been a fear that the U.S. has lost its entrepreneurial spirit. But banks have recently begun lending more, making it easier for more people to start new businesses. And that’s what we may be experiencing now. That’s not just good news for the unemployed, but for the long-term health of the economy in general.

Read more: http://curiouscapitalist.blogs.time.com/2011/12/02/american-unemployment-falls-to-8-6-amazing-news-but-is-it-a-game-changer/#ixzz1fT9xEM7W

And now if want realism on the left (at least on this issue), THE NEW REPUBLIC:

First: Despite the growth of the working-age population over the past four years, the labor force (roughly, the sum of those employed plus job-seekers) has not expanded. For various reasons, more and more Americans have been dropping out of the labor force. If Americans of working age were participating in the labor force at the same rate as they were at the onset of the recession, the labor force would be nearly 5 million people larger, and unemployment would be significantly worse in both absolute and percentage terms.

Second: Despite the modest economic recovery since the recession ended in mid-2009, total employment remains more than 5.5 million below the level of 2007 and about 1.6 million below where it was when President Obama took office.

Third: To regain full employment (5 percent, which happens to be the same as the level when the recession began) with the pre-recessionary labor force participation rate, we would need 150.7 million jobs—10.1 million more than we have today. That’s a reasonable measure of the hole we’re still in, two and a half years since the official end of the recession.

The American people are unlikely to cheer up about the economy until we get appreciably closer to the top of the hole.

Bill Galston is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a contributing editor forThe New Republic.

While the **UNSUPPORTED BY LINKS** delusions, and the **UNSUPPORTED BY LINKS** assertions such ‘the number suggests that the economy could be picking up’ at Time Mag continues, in what one might think is a left of center, BUT STILL CENTER, Time, The New Republic, a publication of the left is obviously more grounded in reality.

As is Brookings.

Time Magazine is CREEPY in their craven, extended lingus position.

Check out the comments over there from the link.

Hooray for the New Republic, who once chose Harry Truman over the socialist left.

“We’re tightening our belts in terms of spending,” Michael White, chief executive officer of the largest U.S. satellite-TV provider, said in an interview last week. “We’ll cut back on overhead, hiring and programming.”

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Friday, December 02, 2011

King Crimson
A Scarcity of Miracles



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The Fabulous Thunderbirds
Why Get Up?


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WOOT!

Black Friday supposedly set some kinds of records for purchases.

What was left out of the story was that a great many people were simply buying things for themselves that they couldn't ordinarily afford the rest of the year.

And that includes handguns. Lots of 'em.

This is such a heartwarming story.

(wonder if these folks know something I don't. . .)

Opposing Views
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Merry Christmas! Record Number Bought Guns on Black Friday


Data derived from the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) shows that November 25, 2011, Black Friday,

Data derived from the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) shows that November 25, 2011, Black Friday, had the most background checks for firearm purchases in a single day (129,166) with a 32 percent increase over the previous NICS high (November 28, 2008). Federal law requires FBI background checks on all individuals purchasing firearms from federally licensed retailers.

These statistics represent the number of firearm background checks initiated through NICS. They do not represent the number of firearms sold. Based on varying state laws and purchase scenarios, a one-to-one correlation cannot be made between a firearm background check and a firearm sale.

“More citizens lawfully exercising their Second Amendment right to carry a firearm, coupled with a growing awareness since the Supreme Court’s decisions in Heller and McDonald that the Second Amendment protects an individual fundamental right to keep and bear arms, helps to explain the continuing rise in sales of firearms and firearm-related products throughout the Untied States,” said National Shooting Sports Foundation Senior Vice President and General Counsel Lawrence G. Keane. “Clearly, Black Friday was a big day for both the firearms industry and our nation’s law-abiding gun owners.”

NICS Firearm Background Checks — Friday, November 25, 2011

Total NICS Checks—129,166 (highest day ever) 32.01 percent over Friday, November 28, 2008

Federal Checks—81,609 (highest day ever) 26.69 percent over Friday, November 28, 2008

POC State Checks—47,557 (4th highest day)

Other Records

NICS Contracted Call Centers—69,497 (highest day ever) 16.30 percent over Friday, November 28, 2008

NICS E-Check—11,953 (highest day ever) 119.76 percent over Friday, February 11, 2011



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The Arab Times Are A' Changin'

The truth set to music (hat tip to Brooke):


This time next year, will we see any humor whatsoever in the above?

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The Arab Spring In Tunisia

From Jihad Watch:
Tunisia: Muslims besiege university, take hostages to demand face veils, end of mixed classes

...Tunisia's Salafists have become more assertive in recent months, following the revolution that ousted a staunchly secular regime along with president Zine el Abidine Ben Ali in January following mass protests....
Remember this about Tunisia:
Tunisia has relations with both the European Union—with whom it has an association agreement—and the Arab world. Tunisia is also a member of the Arab Maghreb Union, the Arab League and the African Union. Tunisia has established close relations with France in particular, through economic cooperation, industrial modernization, and privatisation programs. The government's approach to the Israel-Palestine conflict has also made it an intermediary in Middle Eastern diplomacy.
Look for the Arab Spring to appear in the West within the next several months as Muslims living in the West more actively seek "the will of Allah." The jihadists are making it plain that they have "found the will of Allah" as the Arab Spring continues to sweep through the Islamic world.

The Arab Spring isn't a movement for freedom. Rather, it's the revival of fundamentalist Islam in places where fundamentalist Islam didn't previously have such strong inroads.

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How about a good news story from my hammered and battered hometown?

No, wasn't me though I'd love to do this. Instead, I'll be the knucklehead standing at the train station in the rain when my ship comes in.

Reading Eagle:

Secret Santa spreads hope, cheer and $100 bills
Ron Devlin
Reading Eagle

Anonymous businessman surprises many in need with cash during his visit here
Sitting in Reading's Inter-City Bus Terminal on Tuesday night, Thomas Coates Jr. was out of work and out of hope.

Then, out of the blue, a stranger sat next to him and restored his faith in human kindness.

Identifying himself only as Secret Santa, the stranger handed Coates two crisp $100 bills and wished him a Merry Christmas.

Coates, 36, who lives in Pottstown with his girlfriend and son, wept.

"I was brought up to believe that you take care of your family, but I can't find a job," said Coates, burying his face in his hands. "This man said to me, 'You're a good man,' and it felt good to hear that."

The bus terminal was only one stop on a whirlwind tour of downtown Reading and beyond, where Secret Santa handed $100 bills to people he felt needed a helping hand at Christmastime.



In all, he gave away an estimated $20,000 of his own money, mostly in $100 bills stamped "Secret Santa" in red.

He had read of Reading being designated America's poorest city with a population of 65,000 or more.

"Cities like Reading are experiencing tough economic times," Secret Santa said. "It's time for us to step up, not step back."

Insisting on anonymity, he identified himself only as a businessman who travels a lot.

The current Secret Santa is continuing a tradition begun by the late Larry Stewart in Kansas City, Kan.

Stewart had once been down and out and received a handout from the owner of the Dixie Diner in Houston, Miss.

Although he went on to make millions in cable television, Stewart never forgot the kindness. Posing as Secret Santa, he gave away $1.3 million over 25 years until his death in 2006.

"I promised him on his deathbed that I would continue the tradition of Secret Santa," the current Santa said.

Secret Santa will visit cities ranging from San Diego to Detroit in the coming weeks, enlisting the help of "elves" like NFL great Dick Butkus and comedian Larry the Cable Guy.

Police Chief William M. Heim said the department was contacted by Secret Santa, who asked for assistance. Capt. Stephen Powell and Officers Jackie Flanagan and Chris DeCarlo were assigned to escort duty.

Riding in a Reading police cruiser, Secret Santa's "Sleigh Ride" meandered through the narrow streets off the city's downtown district.

After stops that included the Salvation Army, the BARTA bus terminal and the Naber-Hood Laundromat at Eighth and Chestnut streets, he dropped in at the Queen City Diner and Goodwill Retail Store on Lancaster Avenue in Cumru Township.

"I'm swearing you in as one of Secret Santa's elves," he said has he handed $100 to Keith Grumbling, 52, at the coin laundry. "Between now and Christmas, I want you to do something nice for somebody else."

The real message of Secret Santa, he said, is that others should follow his example and do random acts of kindness during the Christmas season.

In the BARTA terminal, Janet Ormsbee of Reading had a dollar to her name when a guy wearing a red hat and red jacket approached her.

She had never heard of Secret Santa but will never forget him or the $100 he gave her.

"God bless you, sweetie," he said, throwing his arms around her.

Ormsbee, 69, who is unable to work, was overcome.

"Oh, my God," she sighed. "It's Christmas."

At the Salvation Army, Secret Santa handed $100 bills to volunteers, children, a dishwasher and a housekeeper.

Leaving the building, he encountered a woman waiting in the rain to pick up her children from an after-school program.

"How many children do you have?" he asked.

"Six," replied Elizabeth Colon, 37, of Reading.

"You have six children?" he repeated. "Well, here, one hundred, two hundred, three hundred, four hundred, five hundred, six hundred - a hundred for each child."

"It's nice to have some money to buy Christmas presents for the children," Colon said.

Her 9-year-old son, Alejandro, grinned ear to ear.

"I think we will have a happy Christmas," he said.

In the Inter-City Bus Terminal, T.J. Palazzo, 27, of Reading was waiting for a bus to take him to his mother's home in Virginia.

She's ill, he's unemployed and the future looked dim.

After buying bus tickets, Palazzo had $3 in his pocket when Secret Santa peeled off two $100 bills and handed them to him.

"I was wondering how I was going to eat from here to Virginia on $3," he said afterward. "It's like a blessing from above. God must really answer your prayers."

Sitting nearby was Lara Walkoff, 24, a medical student at George Washington University who had been to Reading Hospital for a job interview.

Santa sat next to her, chatted briefly and gave her $100.

Walkoff, who's from Florida, had never heard of anything like it.

"I'm sure there are a lot of people who can use the money," she said.

And, as a medical student who's graduating in May, she could certainly use the cash.

"I don't have a lot of money; that's why I'm riding the bus," she confided. "But I think I will find someone who needs this $100 more than I do."

Secret Santa would be proud.

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