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Saturday, August 18, 2012

UK: Schoolboys punished with detention for refusing to kneel in class and pray to Allah

From the Daily Mail:

Two schoolboys were given detention after refusing to kneel down and 'pray to Allah' during a religious education lesson.
Parents were outraged that the two boys from year seven (11 to 12-year-olds) were punished for not wanting to take part in the practical demonstration of how Allah is worshipped.
They said forcing their children to take part in the exercise at Alsager High School, near Stoke-on-Trent - which included wearing Muslim headgear - was a breach of their human rights.
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Alsager School, near Stoke, has received furious complaints from parents after two Year 7 boys were punished for refusing to kneel to Allah during a religious studies class
One parent, Sharon Luinen, said: "This isn't right, it's taking things too far.
"I understand that they have to learn about other religions. I can live with that but it is taking it a step too far to be punished because they wouldn't join in Muslim prayer.
"Making them pray to Allah, who isn't who they worship, is wrong and what got me is that they were told they were being disrespectful.
"I don't want this to look as if I have a problem with the school because I am generally very happy with it." 
Another parent Karen Williams said: "I am absolutely furious my daughter was made to take part in it and I don't find it acceptable.
"I haven't got a problem with them teaching my child other religions and a small amount of information doesn't do any harm.
"But not only did they have to pray, the teacher had gone into the class and made them watch a short film and then said 'we are now going out to pray to Allah'.
"Then two boys got detention and all the other children missed their refreshment break because of the teacher.
"Not only was it forced upon them, my daughter was told off for not doing it right.
"They'd never done it before and they were supposed to do it in another language."
"My child has been forced to pray to Allah in a school lesson." The grandfather of one of the pupils in the class said: "It's absolutely disgusting, there's no other way of putting it.
"My daughter and a lot of other mothers are furious about their children being made to kneel on the floor and pray to Islam. If they didn't do it they were given detention.
"I am not racist, I've been friendly with an Indian for 30 years. I've also been to a Muslim wedding where it was explained to me that alcohol would not be served and I respected that.
"But if Muslims were asked to go to church on Sunday and take Holy Communion there would be war." 
Parents said that their children were made to bend down on their knees on prayer mats which the RE teacher had got out of her cupboard and they were also told to wear Islamic headgear during the lesson on Tuesday afternoon.
Deputy headmaster Keith Plant said: "It's difficult to know at the moment whether this was part of the curriculum or not. I am not an RE teacher, I am an English teacher.
"At the moment it is our enterprise week and many of our members of staff are away.
"The particular member of staff you need to speak to isn't around. I think that it is a shame that so many parents have got in touch with the Press before coming to me.
"I have spoken to the teacher and she has articulately given me her version of events, but that is all I can give you at the moment."
A statement from Cheshire County Council on behalf of the school read: "The headteacher David Black contacted this authority immediately complaints were received. 
"Enquiries are being made into the circumstances as a matter of urgency and all parents will be informed accordingly.
"Educating children in the beliefs of different faith is part of the diversity curriculum on the basis that knowledge is essential to understanding.
"We accept that such teaching is to be conducted with some sense of sensitivity."

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Ramadan death toll round-up, August 18, 2012



Well with the end of Ramadan just around the corner, the faithful really are pulling out all the stops in which makes this one to remember which is why bombings,shootings and beatings are going off the chart:

(Afganstan) People shopping at a market Shindand district. got more than they bargained for when Islamic idiots set off a bomb targeting only they know who. The resulting blast killed 4 people, injuring 12.Yesterday at a parade commemorating the passing out of Afghan police cadets, a young police officer on receiving his official pistol, took it out and murdered two US serviceman.

(Philippines) Not content with killing Non-Muslims in their quest to carve out a new Islamic nation from Christian majority Philippines, the  faithful instead of thinking good thoughts decided to attack their fellow Islamic terrorists  which is why 6 of these stupid,stupid thugs got their wish and are now 6 feet under.

(Pakistan) In the frontier town of Quetta, a very nice Muslim drove his explosive laden car up to a checkpoint and utter the immortal words 'Allah ackba' the resulting blast murdered 5 people.

(Bahrain) Rioting Shia muslims (Paid for by Iran perhaps?) were met by force by the local police when they presumed that allah would protect them . Unfortunately for them Allah doesn't work that way and 1 rioting thug was killed.

(Kashmir) An Indian border guard was shot dead after Pakistani troops opened fire on the border post he was based in, because apparently that is the nature of the beast which is Islam.

Ramadan death count moves up to 3,227.

The Muslims are doing a bang-up job this year, really showing initiative for Satan, I mean, Allah.

Check out the growth in their numbers.

Ramadan 2011 Death Count: 2,042 ( 52.5%)
Ramadan 2010 Death Count: 1,339 ( 6.3%)
Ramadan 2009 Death Count:1,260

And, at 3227, this year's numbers are up 58% over last year... so far.


Yeah, baby!



Oh Allah, you were wonderful last night.

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Washington Times:

Unemployment rates rose in 44 U.S. states in July

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates rose in 44 U.S. states in July, the most states to show a monthly increase in more than three years and a reflection of weak hiring nationwide.

The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates fell in only two states and were unchanged in four.

Unemployment rates rose in nine states that are considered battlegrounds in the presidential election. That trend, if it continued, could pose a threat to President Barack Obama’s re-election bid in less than three months.

Nationwide, hiring improved in July after three months of tepid job gains. But the national unemployment rate ticked up to 8.3 percent from 8.2 percent. Monthly job gains have averaged 150,000 this year. That’s barely enough to accommodate population growth. As a result, the unemployment rate is the same as when the year began.

Still, 31 states gained jobs in July, while 19 lost them. Unemployment rates can rise in a state even when more jobs are created if more people start looking for work. People who are out of work are counted as unemployed only if they’re looking for a job.

In the most closely contested states in the presidential race, unemployment has fallen over the past year. That could help Obama in his contest with GOP candidate Mitt Romney.

But it has started to tick up in recent months. In Nevada, the rate rose to 12 percent in July from 11.6 percent the previous month. That’s the highest rate in the nation, though it’s still much lower than a year ago, when it was 13.8 percent.

And in Michigan, the rate has increased to 9 percent, from 8.5 percent two months earlier.

Unemployment also increased in Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Colorado, Wisconsin and New Hampshire.

The rate was unchanged at 7.2 percent in Ohio, the only swing state that didn’t suffer an increase. Still, that rate is down sharply from 8.9 percent a year ago.

Most competitive states have unemployment rates below the national level, so even recent increases may not have a large impact on voter sentiment.

Iowa’s unemployment rate, for example, increased to 5.3 percent, still the sixth-lowest in the country. New Hampshire’s rose to 5.4 percent and Virginia’s increased to 5.9 percent, both far below the national rate.

Only four swing states have higher unemployment rates than the national figure: Nevada, Michigan, North Carolina at 9.6 percent, and Florida at 8.8 percent.

Some battleground states reported large job gains that could lead to lower unemployment rates in coming months. Michigan added 21,800 jobs, the second-largest increase in the nation, after California. Michigan’s gains were mostly in manufacturing and government. Virginia reported the third-largest increase, 21,300, mainly in education and health care.

Most other battleground states added small numbers of jobs.

Unemployment rates and total jobs data are derived from two separate surveys and aren’t always consistent each month. But they tend to even out over time.

Many political scientists say voter attitudes may be shaped more by national economic trends than local or statewide changes.

Most Americans probably read or hear more news about the national economy than they do about their local areas, some experts say. And they may not attribute regional economic changes to presidential policies.

Overall, the economy hasn’t been growing fast enough to generate more hiring. It expanded at an annual rate of only 1.5 percent in the April-June quarter, down from 2 percent in the first quarter and 4.1 percent in the final three months of last year.


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The Algemeiner:

Muslim Brotherhood ‘Crucifies’ Opponents, Attacks Secular Medi


Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi (right) during a swearing in of cabinet members. Photo: LA Times.

Last week in Egypt, when Muslim Brotherhood supporters terrorized the secular media, several Arabic websites—including Arab News, Al Khabar News, Dostor Watany, and Egypt Now—reported that people were being “crucified.” The relevant excerpt follows in translation:

A Sky News Arabic correspondent in Cairo confirmed that protestors belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood crucified those opposing Egyptian President Muhammad Morsi naked on trees in front of the presidential palace while abusing others. Likewise, Muslim Brotherhood supporters locked the doors of the media production facilities of 6-October [a major media region in Cairo], where they proceeded to attack several popular journalists.

That there were attacks and violence—both in front of Egypt’s presidential palace and at major media facilities, is well-documented. An August 9 report by El Balad, a widely read Egyptian website, gives the details:

Last Wednesday, August 8, “thousands of the Muslim Brotherhood’s supporters” attacked 6-October’s media facilities, beat Khaled Salah—chief editor of the privately-owned and secular Youm 7 newspaper—prevented Yusif al-Hassani, an On TV broadcaster, from entering the building, and generally “terrorized the employees.”

El Balad adds that the supporters of Tawfik Okasha, another vocal critic of President Morsi—the one who widely disseminated the graphic video of a Muslim apostate being slaughtered to cries of “Allahu Akbar”—gathered around the presidential palace, only to be surrounded by Brotherhood supporters, who “attacked them with sticks, knives, and Molotov cocktails, crucifying some of them on trees, leading to the deaths of two and the wounding of dozens.”

Far from condemning these terrorists, Al Azhar, Egypt’s most authoritative Islamic institution, has just issued a fatwa calling for more violence and oppression, saying that “fighting participants in anti-Muslim Brotherhood demonstrations planned for 24 August is a religious obligation.”

Most of the aforementioned Arabic sites point out that these attacks are part of the Muslim Brotherhood’s campaign to intimidate and thus censor Egypt’s secular media from exposing the group’s Islamist agenda, which Youm 7, On TV, and Okasha do daily. [Note: the latter's channel was recently shut down, despite Morsi's previous reassurances that "no station or media will be shut down in my era."]

These threats are not new; back in April, an organization called the “Jihad Group to Cleanse the Country” threatened these media with “painful and severe punishments.” Apparently now that Morsi has become master of Egypt, threats are becoming reality, just as promises are being broken.

And the threats are taking their toll. Sky News, which was first to report about the crucifixions, has taken down its original article (though the URL still appears in the address box with the Arabic words “protesters-crucified-in front of-egypt’s-presidential-palace”).

While one may argue that Sky News removed the article because it was found false, one can equally argue that it censored itself for fear that it would be next in the terror campaign against the media.

In reality, there is little reason to doubt this crucifixion story. Militant Muslims crucifying their opponents is a regular feature of the Islamic world—recent cases coming from the Ivory Coast, where two Christian brothers were crucified, similarly by supporters of a Muslim president who ousted a Christian; Indonesia, where Islamic separatists crucified a fellow Muslim for being a military informant; and in Iraq, where Muslim militants crucified Christian children.

Moreover, those alleged to have been crucified in Egypt certainly fit the Koran’s description of who deserves to be crucified. According to Allah, “The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His messenger and strive to make mischief in the land is only this: that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off…” (Koran 5:33).

“Making mischief in the land” is precisely what the secular media is being accused of, by constantly exposing the Muslim Brotherhood and its Islamist agenda. Even the Jihad Group to Cleanse the Country, which threatens to “liquidate” many secular media, accuses them of “creating chaos to implement the American and Zionist agenda.”

Finally, it is telling that only a few months ago, and for the first time in Egypt’s modern history, an Egyptian MP proposed to institutionalize Sharia’s most draconian punishments—including crucifixion.

In short, under the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, the bottle has been uncorked and the Islamic Genie set loose. Expect much worse to come.


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“a yeasty system where the rule of law isn’t always followed.”


Former Dem. Mayor of Philadelphia, and Gov. Ed Rendell, on Pennsylvania’s voting records.
This week a federal court REFUSED to block a voter ID law in Pennsylvania where John Kerry whipped Bush in 2004 by 150k votes out of nearly 6 million cast with an 81% margin in Phila. Now a number like that brings to mind names like, Mubarak, Chenenko, Kim, and Saddam. Nor is this as, John Fund points out, a DEMOCRATIC PARTY ISSUE.
Republicans are convinced that voter-ID laws coupled with absentee-ballot protections will cut down on fraud, and in areas like Philadelphia will lead to lower Democratic margins. The more honest among them acknowledge that the city has long been a fount of corruption, including when Republicans ran a machine that dominated it for 80 years until the 1950s. During that period, not a single Democrat was elected mayor, in part because of massive Republican-led voter fraud. All that changed after Democrats seized control of the levers of city power was that they perfected what former Democratic mayor Ed Rendell once admitted to me was “a yeasty system where the rule of law isn’t always followed.”
We can argue that ‘certain’ votes WILL be suppressed by a voter ID law, and if you have to pay for photo ID, IMHO, it IS a poll tax (unconstitutional). But in the end, there is NO ARGUMENT that more accurate control of those who should NOT VOTE only enhances the legitimacy of self rule.
In the 1990’s a court decision in PA, threw out an election which determined control of their Senate BECAUSE of voter fraud.
In 2008 the Supreme Court 6-3 upheld voter ID in Indiana.
Just because this SEEMS to be feared more by the democrats more now than the replublicans is a temporary phenomenon much like the discussions about killing the 60 vote cloture rule in the US Senate over debate (which one must notice has cooled considerably on the democratic side as republican chances to control the Senate have increased somewhat..but no way they hit 60).
However, given the idea that the vote controls the rule, the self rule of the nation, I cannot imagine a more corrosive idea to the nation than that which would result from the FEELING that an election result is illegitimate, not due to some artifice, such as what occurred in FLORIDA in 2000.
While the Supreme Court at least settled that in manner consistent with the will of the people over MANY elections (that’s who appointed the men and women via majorities elected in the Senate, and by each state for the Pres.), imagine if Richard Nixon had challenged the 1960 election because of dead people providing the margin of victory in Illinois for JFK?
Given the polarization of this nation the very last thing we need is a series of battles in close electoral college results, state by state where a large urban vote determined a different outcome than the entire rest of the state, and Ed Rendell’s personal observation of court agreed facts hangs over us all. This would occur, remember, between Nov 6th, and ~Jan 20th, the inauguration day for the next President. The court battles COULD NOT EXTEND PAST THAT DATE, and there is no tool we have for delaying that moment, nor should there be one.
Think we have divisions now? Just imagine a close electoral college result and challenges like this in Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, New Hampshire, Wisconsin SIMULTANEOUSLY.
Give that about 60 seconds of thought about what would be going on here.
Voter ID is COMPULSORY before we hit that moment, and that is why.
This is not 1965 in Mississippi.
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Joe Biden. The Gift to Republicans that never stops giving.

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Friday, August 17, 2012

Noticing the back and forth between Israel and Iran I realize,…..


It sounds a lot like the spring of 1967 to me.
The Syrians were then the most anxious to kill Jews at that time, but seem to be somewhat distracted by the idea of killing each other right now. I have to admit that the incredibly offensive and disgusting Assad might not be any worse or better for those who love speaking their mind at any time, than his replacement if, as it turned out in Egypt (and as was attempted in Syria in1982) the result is the Muslim Brotherhood. This is what I believe the outcome there will be.
But then, in 1967 Nasser was also talking annihilation proudly and repeatedly. He followed it up with talk about blocking the Straight of Tiran. When he did, and then moved Egyptian troops into Sinai in violation of the 1956 treaty (is this ringing a bell anyone?), the Israelis IMMEDIATELY pulled out the plans for preemptive attack. From THAT moment on war was chiseled in granite.
I was in high school, and this memory is as clear as my father and I stacking Encyclopedia Britannica’s over the basement 25 miles from NYC in October 1962 to keep radiation from killing us. 
Today the in-arguably racist and genocidal Hojatieh freaks of Qom and Teheran just can’t stop talking about killing Jews. They love it and are proud of it. Israel keeps warning there is no way they are going to stand by and let genocidal freaks  who can’t stop talking about killing jews have a nuke, and I assume they are talking about one that could be delivered by a jalopy cruising into Tel Aviv, not necessarily one coming in atop a modern MRBM with a CEP of several hundred meters.
It is my judgment that neither side is faking.
When I consider what strategic warnings must REALLY be coming from the Israeli armed forces about the Egyptian army being on the Israeli border, now in violation of a real peace treaty, not a truce, and think about what that govt in Cairo REALLY wants as personified by it’s election and the clear will of the Egyptian people, combined with the strategic threat of Iran, the IRGC and Hizballah (via the control of Syria) the only outcome I can see is a war that will DETERMINE THINGS.
A war that will need no truce at it’s conclusion.
A war that will leave one side or the other without leadership to negotiate anything.
A war in which WMD WILL be used, and not just once or twice.
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Miles Davis
A Tribute to Jack Johnson
(full album)

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27 Years Today

To Mrs MR

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South African police say they were forced to fire on striking miners, killing 34

From the Telegraph:
Riah Phiyega said that 34 miners were killed on Thursday and another 78 wounded when her officers used “maximum force” near Marikana mine, owned by Lonmin, the London-listed company. 
They did so when a gang of “heavily armed” miners rushed towards them, armed with firearms as well as clubs and machetes. “Police retreated and were forced to use maximum force to defend themselves,” said Ms Phiyega. 
Images broadcast by private television station e.tv carried the sound of a barrage of automatic gunfire that ended with police officers shouting: "Cease fire!" By that time, bodies were lying in the dust, some pouring blood. Another image showed some miners, their eyes wide, looking in the distance at heavily armed police officers in riot gear.
It was a harrowing development in a country that had been seen as a model of stability since white rule ended with South Africa's first free elections in 1994. The shooting recalled images of white police firing at anti-apartheid protesters in the 1960s and 1970s, but in this case it was mostly black police firing at black mine workers.
Several commentators said members of the new union, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU), had guns and other weapons and used them when the shooting began.
Joseph Mathunjwa, the union's president blamed Lonmin, the London-list company which runs the mine, and said the huge National Union of Mineworkers collaborated against the striking workers.
He denied his members played any role in the violence. AMCU does not yet have enough members to be registered as a union. 
Here is the photo that came along with the Telegraph article. It almost looks like a sick joke.

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The Real Arab Spring? Young Egyptian Muslim Destroys His Koran, While Declaring, This is the Real Naqba (Catastrophe)

From American Thinker:
Could this be the real Arab Spring?  This is huge!  The Muslim world does not have to blame Pastor Terry Jones anymore for burning the Quran or non-Muslims for desecrating it.  They are now in shock over seeing a YouTube post of an Egyptian young man doing the unthinkable on camera: tearing up the Quran and putting it in the trash.
This is a summery translation of what he said:
There it is, Allah's book, this is the basic catastrophe. I don't know what day it is of this disgusting month of Ramadan! You are making the tearing of the Quran such a big and dangerous thing.. it is instinctive to tear this book, those sons of ----- think they can threaten me and challenge me to tear the Quran, but I want to proof to them that they are nothing and what is the big deal in tearing this book!! There it is (he starts tearing the Quran) in the trash. Are you feeling better now! You cannot touch a hair in my head! We keep blaming Hamas and Gaza, but it is not them, it is this son of ----- book that I am stepping on right now. That book is the source of all evil and the real catastrophe. There is nothing new here, it is not Omar Abdel Rahman, Abbud or all the others, it is this garbage that is causing us to run in a demonic never-ending circle that will never end.




The young man's worlds were very insulting, but, unfortunately, this is the same language that Muslims commentators of this video use against him and against anyone who leaves Islam.  The comments on this video are extremely violent and scary, and more insulting than anything this young man may have said in the video.  This is the kind of language many Muslims use against any critique of Islam.  I am very worried about this young man, who seems to be living in Egypt.  There are hundreds of fatwas of death issued against him already, and the responses to the video threaten him: "I will kill you" or "I will cut your tongue, your ears, your arms and legs, like Mohammed, and leave you for dead."
Instead of giving religious visas to Islamists who come to build mosques in America and preach hate, the U.S. should immediately declare that anyone who leaves Islam and is threatened will get priority visa to the U.S., ahead of Islamists.  American embassies across the Muslim world should stop giving religious visas, especially to those who are obviously Islamists, because by doing that, we are breeding our own home-grown terrorists inside America.
Throughout the history of Islam, many people were tortured, beheaded, limbs cut, jailed, ostracized -- and for as little as accidentally stepping on the Quran.  The sharia punishment for blasphemy of the Quran and Mohammed is death, even if the perpetrator pleads that it was an accident and that he never meant to desecrate the Quran.  There is a Filipino maid in the Arab Gulf who was jailed for accidentally sitting on a Quran which was on a sofa.  Now the Muslim world is starting to face the nightmare of a new kind of challenge from within: Muslims deliberately challenging this taboo and putting their lives on the line.
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Some more galling details from Harvey Pekar's last scrap heap

On Comic Book Resources' Robot 6 blog, one of their contributors, J. Caleb Mozzocco, a man whom I decided a while ago was not worth the bytes his writings were published on, has written another review of Harvey Pekar's Not the Israel my Parents Promised Me, and provided more info explaining perfectly why I have no respect for Pekar. For example, something about this panel bugs me:
Why do I get the feeling that Pekar and J.T Waldman are implying that the ancient Israelites "usurped" the land from other tribes, when many of those tribes basically assimilated with us?

Mozzocco's list of graphic novels he's obtained is nothing to write home about either:
Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me, written by Pekar with Philadelphia-based artist JT Waldman (Megillat Esther), is seemingly on a subject far less associated with Pekar than Cleveland, one that can be incredibly controversial, as Israel’s history embodies a sort of perfect blend of serious life-and-death issues that almost everyone is extremely passionate about. It’s also, incidentally, not a a subject Pekar owns the way he owns, say, Cleveland; I don’t necessarily seek out graphic novels about Israel and its relations with its neighbors, but in the past few years the following have come across my desk: Sarah Glidden’s How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less, Joe Sacco’s Palestine and Footnotes in Gaza, Marv Wolfman and company’s Homeland, Rutu Modan’s Exit Wounds and Jamilti and Other Stories and Guy Delisle’s Jerusalem: Chronicles From the Holy City.
I don't know about Wolfman's book, but the rest is pretty much by anti-Israel advocates, most of whom I've already spoken about.

Then, Mozzocco goes on to say 2 things that give anybody with common sense reason enough to be dismayed at both him and Pekar:
Pekar never went to Israel, despite an attempt as a young man to emigrate there (they wouldn’t have him). His feelings and opinions about the nation actually predate its founding, however, as his Jewish parents, who lived in a Jewish neighborhood (in the 1930s and ’40s, Cleveland had a population of about 85,000 Jews, and Yiddish was spoken on the streets of their neighborhoods rather than English), followed closely the events of the diaspora in Europe and the Middle East.

As a gentile American in the 21st century, it’s not all that difficult to find things to be disappointed in when it comes to the conduct of the state of Israel, but Pekar’s disappointments predate, say, the Second Intifada of 2000-2005, but go all the way back to the aftermath of the 1967 war and the beginnings of the controversial settlements programs … which still continue.
So let me see, Pekar never actually traveled to Israel, making his arguments far less credible. I don't know if he really had trouble with immigration officials for Israel (I wouldn't be surprised if he weren't being very truthful there either), but that wouldn't prevent him so easily from coming here (unless maybe authorities suspected he was planning on participating with anti-Israel activists and balked at providing him with immediate citizenship?), and he could've come here on a tour vacation if he'd wanted to. But I guess he wouldn't fork out the air fare needed, showing just how cheap he must've been.

Mozzocco's claim that as a non-Jew he's disappointed in Israel's conduct also reeks of offensiveness and is actually insulting to much of the gentile population, making it sound like he's painting non-Jewish citizens of the US with the same brush. Guess he's someone who doesn't take pride in being American! It doesn't take much to figure out that he's clearly opposed to Jews living in Judea/Samaria, and probably doesn't want to visit Israel either. He says towards the end:
It would have been nice if Israel and its neighbors could have solved some of their most pressing problems before the end of Pekar’s life, if he could have seen at least a glimmer of the Israel his parents dreamed of when he was a kid. But then, there are a lot of things one wishes might have happened before Pekar passed away.
I'm not sure it's clear what kind of Israel Pekar himself thought his parents wanted; after all, he basically rejected their visions circa the late 70s. And the problems Mozzocco clearly has no comprehension of center around the Koran's vision of the Jews: that they're "sons of monkeys and pigs" and that it's acceptable to commit murder of a Jew in the name of the Koran/Hadith. These beliefs also apply to other infidels/kuffars.

Mozzocco's also shown his true colors at other times too, like when he wrote a disgraceful pan of Frank Miller's Holy Terror where he trivialized the seriousness of subjects like Islam, and like quite a few other leftists of his sort, never mentioned that the book features a dedication to the memory of Theo VanGogh, and probably didn't like that the story features an Israeli official as the hero's trainer either. Hey, it's not like I'm a rabid fan of Miller; of course there were some dumb things he'd done in past years. But speaking out against a belief system you feel is dangerous and abhorrent is not a crime, and by attacking Miller just for that, Mozzocco has only beclowned himself. He's also a disgrace for attacking Miller because Miller had the clever sense to condemn the Occupy movement. Does this mean that Mozzocco is opposed to Stan Lee and Julius Schwartz making money from all the comics they'd published? What's also galling about Mozzocco is that he's allegedly lamented how DC published their misogynist screed called Identity Crisis, yet he seems quite unconcerned when similar crimes took place at the Occupy movement's messes, nor does he seem particularly troubled by their connections with anti-semitism either. He also oblivious to how Will Eisner more or less slammed the Islamic world's embrace of anti-semitism, and Eisner and Miller were good friends in their time, so I don't see what Mozzocco's problem is.

And this is why I don't consider Mozzocco worth reading anymore. But it explains why some of the most leftist sites on the web want to hire him.
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Mass Exodus of US Oil Refineries - "The Price of Gas will skyrocket" in Obama's second term if reelected




From Will at The Other News:
This comes from a retired oil executive who spent some 40 years in the industry.The Closures in The U.S. Oil Refinery Industry In The Past 2 Years In 2010, there were 149 operable U.S. refineries with a combined capacity of 17.6 million barrels (2,800,000) per day. 
Something odd started happening in late 2010-early 2011. The US oil refinery industry quietly announced the closure of numerous US oil refineries. Many are completely unaware the US ships oil overseas to be processed. We do so as we do not have enough refineries to process the vast amounts here, and we are barred from building anymore refineries.  
All refineries perform three basic steps: separation, conversion, and treatment. Pretty simple. Several reasons include technical and economic factors as to why we ship it overseas to be processed. 
1. The crude petroleum is sold to the highest bidder, NOT the nearest bidder 
2. There are different kinds of crude oil, such as sweet/light and dark/heavy. They have different applications and uses. 
3. Different kinds of refining processes are needed to make different products from the crude oil. Petroleum is processed to make lots of products other than gasoline, like plastics and asphalt. 
4. Politics, unions and the "environmentalists"  
How many of you are aware Sunoco, Conoco Phillips and The HESS Corp are all closing US oil refineries? Not many, as the media refuses to give this HUGE story coverage. 
My guess is that if Americans understood the complete truth to how we are being sold out, and enslaved there just might be the much needed revolution to turn this country around.  
Last September, both Sunoco and Conoco Phillips announced plant closing, effecting thousands of workers. Sunoco announced they are completely getting out of the oil industry.  
Closing up shop. They are done with the US oil industry. 
Sunoco is closing it's 2 oil refineries in July 2012 in Philadelphia and Marcus Hook, Pa. Those 2 facilities alone process over 500,000 barrels a day.  Also announced last year, ConocoPhillips announced 2 plant closing for sure in Trainer, PA and Bayway, NJ., the other 3 plants are undecided as of today.   
Conoco also announced they were closing their Alaskan refining facility:  Just a week ago, the US 3rd largest oil refinery owned and operated by The HESS Corp just announced it's permanent closure. Costing over 2,000 jobs, and effecting 950 contractors. 
Refineries on the East Coast of the US supply 40% of the gasoline sales and 60% of the diesel and other fuel oils. Of that, HALF that comes from the Sunoco and Conoco Phillips plant closures. When Conoco Phillips announced that it was closing the Trainer refinery, Willie Chiang, then ConocoPhillips' Senior Vice President of Refining, Marketing, Transportation and Commercial, noted that their decision to sell, like Sunoco's, was based on unfavorable economics caused by a competitive and difficult market environment characterized by "...product imports, weakness in motor fuel demand, and costly regulatory requirements."  
They are ALL closing up shop due to government regulations, union demands and excessive operating costs brought on by the Government regulations. Then you have the unions, led by Barry's buddy Leo Gerard saying they will close ALL US oil refineriesstarting from the east coast to west coast today.   
The unions are shutting down ports, rail and air across the pond right now......the SAME EXACT thing they plan on doing here. When the ships stop importing, the rails and air stop delivering....how much is everything you consume gonna cost? Remember...we are a CONSUMING country, no longer a producing one.   
The excessive and costly government regulations on the US oil refinery market has forced companies to re-evaluate the cost of doing business in the US ..  
Why have operations in the US where you bleed money via regulations and demands, when you can have refineries built in Columbia , Mexico or Brazil for pennies on the dollar, and less regulations? It's all business America ...nothing personal. Besides.....your government is giving BILLIONS to Columbia and Brazil to build refineries to process all that oil the US is losing. We are building up every country on earth, while destroying our own....all in the name of redistribution of wealth. 
I covered some of these "deals" Barry inked in my previous note.   
You do the math. When the US oil refineries finally close up shop, who will process all that oil....and how much do YOU think that oil will cost when it's ALL processed over seas? Think gas and energy costs are high right now.......wait 6 months. You haven't seen anything yet.  
How can anyone expect any company to do business with an anti-American, hostile government out of control?You can't. That is why we are seeing a mass exodus, across the board in every industry in the US LEAVING.
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Former Virginia Governor Douglas Wilder Appears As Special Guest at Paul Ryan Fundraiser


Woah! This is big fuckin' news, my friends.

From Ace of Spades:

Racist: 

Wilder, a Democrat, is the first black politician elected governor in the United States. He served as governor of Virginia from 1990 to 1994. Wilder has been sharply critical of Vice President Joe Biden’s controversial “chains” comment this week.

Gov. Wilder’s appearance at a fundraiser for the Republican presidential ticket is sure to set off shock waves among the Democrats, and lead to speculation that he could shake up the race with more criticism of the Democratic ticket.
Gov. Wilder certainly has reason to be annoyed with the Obama camp. He criticized Biden’s “chains” comment, only to have WH spokesman Jay Carney hit him back, saying that he didn’t have any point in criticizing Biden.
Wilder returned to Fox this afternoon and spent a few minutes mocking Biden.
Today, Gov. Wilder tweeted “RCP: “Maybe voters won’t notice that this administration has lost hope and resists change.”: http://bit.ly/PrZWWn
Wilder appeared on FoxNews today, to blast Biden's "chains" remark.

More: Wilder tweeted this this afternoon:
We are not African Americans – we are all Americans.
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Joshua Redman and James Carter
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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Barney Frank: “We Would Have Unemployment Below 8%” If GOP Didn’t Stop Us From Hiring More Public Workers


Barney Frank and his Tossed Salad-Stained Stache 

From Real Clear Politics:

On the Wednesday night broadcast of Current TV’s “Viewpoint,” outgoing Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) explained how cutting federal spending has hurt the economy. Frank also shared why he believes unemployment is above 8% and how to fix it. 
“When you cut back so substantially, you’re not just doing social harm, you’re doing economic harm because you do not have the spending power in the economy that you ought to have. Look, again, it’s now clear,” Rep. Frank said. 
“We would have unemployment below 8% if it weren’t for the fact that Republican policies have forced cities and states to lay off 700,000 people. Firefights, police officers, teachers, public works employees, people who collect garbage, people who shovel snow because they’ve been hit by the property tax collapse. So, they have been losing. We’ve tried to help them out and the Republicans say no, we have to preserve tax cuts for the wealthy, we’ve got to send money overseas to the military in useful ways, and the result has been 700,000 jobs lost from state and local governments over these past couple years,” he said.
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Well that didn’t take long…Left (MSNBC) now claims:Romney Engaging In The ‘Niggerization’ Of Obama


Did someone say Obama was not dividing the nation?

MSNBC’s Touré: Romney Engaging In The ‘Niggerization’ Of Obama


On Thursday’s edition of MSNBC’s The Cyclethe group discussed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney‘s assertion that President Obama should “take [his] campaign of division and anger and hate back to Chicago.” Co-host Touré saw what he believes to be explicit racial connotations beneath what Romney was saying, calling it the “niggerization” of the campaign.
“That really bothered me,” he said. “You notice he said anger twice. He’s really trying to use racial coding and access some really deep stereotypes about the angry black man. This is part of the playbook against Obama, the ‘otherization,’ he’s not like us.”
“I know it’s a heavy thing, I don’t say it lightly, but this is ‘niggerization,’” Touré said to the apparent shock of his co-panelists. “You are not one of us, you are like the scary black man who we’ve been trained to fear.”
Naturally this led to a battle between Touré and conservative co-host S.E. Cupp. She took particular issue with the fact that Touré admitted that VP Joe Biden‘s “chains” comments were divisive, but is now calling Romney a “racist” for saying the Obama campaign is “angry.”
“Do you see how dishonest that is?” she asked.
Touré denied calling anyone a racist, which prompted Cupp to say, “Certainly you were implying that Mitt Romney and the base will respond to this dog-whistle, racially-charged coding, and hate Obama, the angry black man?”
“Absolutely,” he replied.
“That’s so irresponsible,” Cupp answered back.
“This is not a revolutionary comment,” Touré said. “This is a constituency all-white party that rejects the black vote.”
“You have two white guys in Joe Biden and Mitt Romney,” Cupp clarified. “Joe Biden made the overtly racial comment and has a history of making bigoted remarks. Mitt Romney was responding to the comment. Yet he is the one responsible for the whole Republican history of racism in politics?”
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