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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Obama's Foreign Policy: BUILT-TO-FAIL (Even His Supporters Are Starting To See It)

From Neo-Neocon


Obama’s opponents

What an odd offering from Frida Ghitis.
I wasn’t previously familiar with Ms. Ghitis, but her bio indicates a liberal—all those years at CNN—as does her article’s excuses (“There is no question that Obama was dealt a difficult hand”) for what she sees as Obama’s foreign policy failures even as she describes that foreign policy as going into a “tailspin.”
Ghitis seems unaware—or unwilling to admit—that Obama may have different goals for his foreign policy than we usually assume for presidents. A strong America in a stable world may not really be what he has in mind.
All these are things we’ve discussed here many times before. But what caught my eye in Ghitis’ article and caused me to write about it was this [emphasis mine]:
America’s foreign policy has gone into a tailspin. Almost every major initiative from the Obama administration has run into sharp, sometimes embarrassing, reverses. The U.S. looks weak and confused on the global stage.
This might come as happy news to some opponents of the administration who enjoy seeing Barack Obama fail, but it shouldn’t.
So not only does Ghitis not recognize that the U.S. looking “weak and confused on the global stage” may in fact be Obama’s goal, and that it would be Obama who’d be enjoying this spectacle, not his opponents, but she also doesn’t seem to realize what actually does motivate his opponents.
I don’t know whether Ghitis actually believes what she wrote there (the old “fool or knave?” question), but it hardly matters. Whether she believes it herself or not, it’s what she would like her readers to believe. And what she’s saying is that Obama’s opponents are driven by an animus that has nothing to do with principle but is just opposition for opposition’s sake. Whether that opposition arises because of Obama’s race (the accusation so many of his supporters make) or because of his liberalism or is merely reflexive political opposition for the sake of gaining power themselves Ghitis does not say. But she displays no realization or acknowledgement that thereason Obama’s opponents are so opposed is what Obama has actually been doing, and that this most definitely includes his foreign policy which was clearly on track to be a disaster to the U.S. from the start.

In other words, a great many of these “opponents” are patriots with the good of the country in mind. They see what the damage has been and what the further damage could be, and many of them saw the potential for this foreign policy disaster from the start of Obama’s administration and probably even before.
I certainly did. Most commenters here certainly did. Thing is, it wasn’t hard to see.
But demonizing his “opposition” allows Ghitis to observe (correctly) how bad things have gotten, while simultaneously blaming and exonerating Obama and accusing his opponents of ill will. She closes the article by encouraging Obama to do better, and by chiding those opponents:
It is time for Obama to spend some time thinking about what America stands for, what its goals are and then explain it in a clear and credible way. Even if we disagree with his conclusions, at least there will be a North Star guiding his policies.
Obama’s supporters and his critics should hope he can pull America forward.
Poor dear beleaguered Obama’s just a bit confused. He just needs tothink and explain more clearly. And then those nefarious opponents should start hoping the results are good for America even though it’s Obama doing it. They should finally put their country’s welfare above their animus against Obama.
This would be laughable if it weren’t for the fact that writing like this is everywhere in the MSM, and it influences people. Most people just swallow what they read and don’t think too much or too critically about it. They’re busy with their lives; they’re doing well to even take the time to skim it in the first place.
And besides, people like Ghitis have been declared experts. Theywrite about this stuff, and they’ve been doing it for most of their adult lives. Some are actually experts at writing propaganda. Some are experts at divining what they’re supposed to write and doing so. And some are experts at following and echoing what others write. But to step outside the box and say “wow, it seems Obama’s critics were correct” would be just too difficult and just too threatening—both to psyche and to career and to the liberal cause.


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Obama's Domestic Policy (Specifically, Obamacare): BUILT-TO-FAIL

From the Las Vegas Sun:
In just about seven weeks, people will be able to start buying Obamacare-approved insurance plans through the new health care exchanges. But already, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is predicting those plans, and the whole system of distributing them, will eventually be moot. 
Reid said he thinks the country has to “work our way past” insurance-based health care during a Friday night appearance on Vegas PBS’ program “Nevada Week in Review.” 
“What we’ve done with Obamacare is have a step in the right direction, but we’re far from having something that’s going to work forever,” Reid said. 
When then asked by panelist Steve Sebelius whether he meant ultimately the country would have to have a health care system that abandoned insurance as the means of accessing it, Reid said: “Yes, yes. Absolutely, yes.”
Healthcare is about 20% of our economy.

Obamacare is a system designed to arbitrate, or control, 20% of our economy.

And here is Reid telling us it was BUILT TO FAIL.

20% of our economy built to fail.

The audacity of gambling with 20% of the American economy. ASTONISHING.

Never before has an American President foisted a system on the American people which took over 20% of the economy. 

AND 

Never before has an American President foisted a system on the American people which was built to fail. 

THAT'S WHAT I CALL UNPRECEDENTED.

Oh, and by the way:

Oregon Denies Chemotherapy To Medicaid Patients With Less Than Two Years To Live

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Terrorists Strike Catholic School Pres Obama Attended In Jakarta As A Child

This school is the same Obama discusses having gone to as a child in his many thousands of biographical novels.


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How Can I Tell You?

Charles Lloyd

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Obama Led Off His Presidency With A World-Shaking Speech in Cairo, And Has Done His Best To Support The Muslim Brotherhood Since, AND THIS IS WHAT WE GET?


Anti-U.S. Hostility Ramps Up in Egypt


From Will at THE OTHER NEWS:

Anti-U.S. Hostility Ramps Up in Egypt.(Matzav).
Posters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, a center of pro-government rallies, depict President Barack Obama with a beard and turban, exclaiming his “support for terrorism.” 

Egypt’s state and privately owned media outlets, already no strangers to demonizing the U.S., have embarked on a particularly critical campaign. The moves highlight the depth of public distrust of U.S. policies, and draw from a “reservoir of anti-Americanism and conspiratorial theories,” said Vali Nasr, dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and a former senior Obama administration adviser.
The Mubarak people are unhappy with the way he was shoved off without a thank you. The military thinks we coddled the Brotherhood and didn’t intervene to control them. And the Brotherhood thinks that we never supported them when they needed support, and then gave the green light to the military,” Nasr said.
According to several observers, Egypt’s new military-backed government is using the same playbook as the Mubarak regime, with state-owned media fixated on what they call U.S. meddling in Egyptian affairs in a bid to rally the nation and divert attention from government shortcomings.
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Russian supersonic missiles on New Submarines behave like wolves


From Will at THE OTHER NEWS:

Russian supersonic missiles on New Submarines behave like wolves.(RBTH).

Large-scale construction of the next-generation Project 885 Yasen-class multi-purpose nuclear attack submarine, armed with Onyx supersonic cruise missiles, is starting in Russia. The ships will compete with the latest American Seawolf-class nuclear submarines in terms of their noise profile and will be world leaders in terms of fire power.
Moscow plans to acquire at least 10 of these boats by 2020The fourth submarine in this class was laid down in Severodvinsk on the eve of Navy Day, which was celebrated on July 28.
The Project 885 nuclear submarine is the quintessence of everything the Russian military industrial complex has achieved in over half a century of building submarines.
The vessel has a hull made from high-resilience, low-magnetic steel, and can dive to a depth of more than 1,968.5 feet (conventional boats cannot go deeper than 984.2 feet), which effectively puts it out of reach of all types of modern anti-submarine weapons. Its maximum speed is more than 30 knots (about 34.5 miles per hour). The nuclear submarine is equipped with an escape pod for the whole crew.
The Russian designers say that the Yasen is not only quieter than the quietest Russian nuclear submarine (the Project 971 Akula - 'Shark'), but also quieter than the latest American Seawolf nuclear submarine. 
Moreover, unlike those vessels, the new missile submarine will be more functional, thanks to the weapons at its disposal (several types of cruise missiles and torpedoes). It will be able to fulfil a wide range of roles at sea.
The Akula nuclear submarine currently forms the basis of the Russian group of multi-purpose attack submarines designed for raiding operations against sea lanes. Virtually inaudible in the depths of the ocean, they are equally effective against transport vessels and warships, and can also hit the enemy’s coastal infrastructure with cruise missiles.
Akula submarines were recently reported within the 200-mile zone of the coasts of the United States and Canada, which caused a serious commotion among the countries’ respective militaries. Having discovered the presence of these “guests,” neither of them was able to track their movement, which naturally caused serious concern.
After all, the Akula carries 28 Kh-55 Granat cruise missiles on board — the equivalent of the American Tomahawk, which can fly 1,864.1 miles and deliver 200-kiloton nuclear warheads to their targets.

Invulnerable.

The main attack system on the Yasen is the P-800 Onyx — the latest Russian supersonic cruise missile. The missile is the basis for two absolutely identical export versions: The Russian Yakhont and the Indian BrahMos have a similar appearance to the Onyx, but with significantly reduced combat characteristics. 
The Onyx devices are capable of being fired from underwater, and they fly at a speed of 2,460 feet per second, carrying a devastating, high-explosive warhead weighing half a ton. The missiles have a range of more than 372.8 miles.
The Onyx is guided to its target by a navigational system that operates on target designation data provisionally input to the missile before it is launched. At a predetermined point in the trajectory (15–50 miles), the missile’s homing device is briefly activated and determines the precise location of the target.
The next time the homing device is activated is after a sharp reduction in altitude to 15–50 feet, just seconds before it hits the enemy. This is to ensure that, when the enemy detects the missile’s launch, it cannot “jam” the missile with electronic countermeasures.

Wolf pack

It is not the missile’s high speed or the protection of its homing device against electronic countermeasures that makes the Onyx a super-modern weapon.
Once it is launched from the submarine, the missile finds the target by itself. After determining their coordinates, the missiles “wait” until the last one is out of the launch tubes and then line up, just like a wolf pack, and begin to “home in on their prey.” 
The designers are not really advertising this point, but it is the missiles themselves that decide which missile attacks, which target and how. The missile “pack” decides these targets, classifies them in terms of importance, and selects the tactics for the attack and the plan for its execution.
In order to prevent mistakes, the missile’s onboard computer system is programmed with electronic data on all modern classes of ship. This is purely tactical information—for example, on the class of vessel.
This enables the missiles to determine what they are up against — whether it be an aircraft-carrier or landing group—and then to attack the main targets within the group. The Onyx missile’s onboard computer also holds data on how to counter the enemy’s electronic warfare systems, which can divert a missile from its target, and systems for evading anti-aircraft defense systems.

At the same time, like wolves in a real pack, the missiles themselves decide which one of them is the main attacker and which must take the role of the decoy to lure the enemy’s aircraft and air defense systems away. 

Once the main selected target has been destroyed, the other missiles immediately redistribute the combat assignments between themselves and begin to destroy other vessels. There is no ship in the world that can dodge an attack by Onyx missiles.

Yes, ship-borne radar systems can detect that they have been launched, but then further resistance is useless. The speed of these missiles and the way they constantly maneuver above the surface of the sea makes it practically impossible to intercept them with air defense systems or aircraft.Hmmm.......Onyx will also be included in the weaponry of the Su-30MK family of fighters and the latest Su-34 frontline bombers.Read the full story here.
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"Americans' have a deal to give power to the Brotherhood in Egypt and in exchange the U.S. will give Sinai to Israel”

Raeef Elwishee from the WSJ demonstrating why it’s impossible to have a meaningful relationship and why John McCain is on a DANGEROUSLY naive fool’s errand in Egypt.


There is NOTHING we can achieve in Syria by backing Al Qaeda in order to be ‘against’ Assad. There is NOTHING we can do in Egypt except admire the broken dishes.
Arabs have accepted the idea now, that American policy in the ME has been to stimulate the Islamists to do what Islamists always do, in order to destroy the physical integrity of each nation one by one, so we can benefit Israel.
I hesitate to point out, that if we were THAT GOOD, no one would mess with us anywhere, and that the EXTREME ends of our effort have been instead to pick off 20-100 ISLAMISTS by risk free drone attacks.
But in the MIDDLE EAST, with ONE EXCEPTION, the people have little relation with the real causes of their difficulties, and are willing to believe things like we will flush Egypt (and all our efforts since the 70’s) down the toilet for the father of all terrorists so Israel can have the worthless pile of rocks the Sinai is, back again. In order to do WHAT with it? Build hotels? A golden calf amusement park? 
If the American people understood this is the kind of view many of the people and a lot of the news media in the arab middle east accept and promulgate, then amid the moribund economy of part time MEANINGLESS jobs, the govt invasion of our daily lives, the evasion of truth in Libya, the snooping and political REPRESSION by money denial to opponents of Obama (and acquiescence of federal workers in that vein), is there anyone who thinks nearly EVERY american citizen being bombarded by rising bills of necessities, wouldn't cut the Egyptian aid off NOW.
Today?

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I see christines police behaving badly story and raise it one dead ww2 hero grandpa killed by police

police shoot and kill 95 year old man

from jawa report comes this disturbing and shameful story.
and the militarization of our police from peace officers to merciless death dealing arms of the state continues.
some one in the Po Po wanna try to explain to me why they needed to go into this old mans room at the senior center with fucking riot shields and tase him then shoot him with bean bag rounds?  instead of say, acting like men capable of dealing with a 95 YEAR OLD MAN????  they couldnt come up with a plan that didnt involve swat like action and fucking riot shields?  un fucking real.
these are not men, they are not police officers. they are storm troopers and fools and they should be ashamed of themselves.
this man served in ww2 fighting the japanese lived a long life only to be killed by cowards on the police force using a fucking riot shield stack and pack to invade his room and cut him down? he was shot while sitting in a chair. these cowards are claiming he had a knife.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/videogallery/76881605/Police-kill-95-year-old-Park-Forest-man#gl-76493324
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Child In Time

Amazing Guitar work from Ritchie Blackmore. The whole band is incredible. The young hippie audience looks like they don't know what to make of it.

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Bill Whittle: Liberals and Lefties Are So Freaking Racist and Immoral It Makes Me Want To Puke

Well, of course, he didn't say it quite that way, but close.



By the way, if you guys knew what I look like, I'd be the 3rd best looking Conservative commentator in America.

;-)
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Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

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Johnny Cash, with Carl Perkins and June Carter, Live on German TV 1972

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Richard Dawkins: Muslims Have Contributed Nothing Since The Middle Ages


LOL - He's gotta be a racist, right?
Prof Dawkins, the bestselling author of The God Delusion, wrote on Twitter that all the world’s Muslims had won fewer Nobel Prizes than Trinity College, Cambridge. 
He went on to argue that although Muslims were responsible for many achievements during the Dark Ages, including alchemy and algebra, their contribution since then was questionable. 
Writing on Twitter on Thursday, Prof Dawkins said: “All the world’s Muslims have fewer Nobel Prizes than Trinity College, Cambridge. They did great things in the Middle Ages, though.” 
His comments sparked outrage from many high-profile writers and journalists including author Caitlin Moran and Channel 4 News Economics Editor Faisal Islam. 
Moran tweeted: “it’s time someone turned Richard Dawkins off and then on again. Something’s gone weird.” 
While in response to another Twitter user who wrote that Muslims were responsible for alchemy and algebra, he replied: “Indeed, where would we be without alchemy? Dark Age achievements undoubted. But since then?” 
He later tried to justify his comments by saying he talked about the number of Muslim prize winners because we often hear “boasts about their total numbers”. 
He wrote: “Why mention Muslim Nobels rather than any other group? Because we so often hear boasts about (a) their total numbers and (b) their science.”

From The Guardian:
As users piled in to criticise him, the scientist continued: "Why mention Muslim Nobels rather than any other group? Because we so often hear boasts about (a) their total numbers and (b) their science." 
His other posts included: "You can attack someone for his opinion. But for simply stating an intriguing fact? Who would guess that a single Cambridge College" and "Muslims aren't a race. What they have in common is a religion. Rather than Trinity, would you prefer the comparison with Jews? Google it."
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The Good News Is Your Cancer Has Been Decimated - The Bad News Is Your Cancer Has Metasticized

What kind of fucking sense does that make?

It makes dumbfuckObama sense.

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Friday, August 09, 2013

Jimmy Smith
Night Train



Pork Chop
 

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Shepard Smith: “Honey Boo Boo” Is More Honest Than The Obama Administration

Midnight Rider and I have had fun over the years calling out Shepherd Smith for wearing a feathered boa, and smoking effetely, with a long cigarette holder.

But, we might have to take it back.

It seems Shep is starting to catch on to the fact that we live in a Honey Boo Boo Nation now. This is especially true when, as Shep says, we can trust Honey Boo Boo for more truth than our own fucking President.

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Report: Head of US Air Force Secretly Visited Israel to Discuss Iran Strike


Embassy closures. Tourists warned to get out of the area. Al-qeada or impending Iran strike?

From Will at THE OTHER NEWS:

Report: Head of US Air Force Secretly Visited Israel to Discuss Iran Strike.HT: Algemeiner.
The Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force, Mark Welsh, visited Israel last week as a guest of Israeli Air Force Commander Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel, Israel’s Walla News reported Thursday.Gen. Mark A.. Walsh finished a week-long secret visit as a guest of his Israeli counterpart.
The U.S. General, who is accompanied by senior officers from the U.S. Army for a week, took off back in the afternoon. during their stay in Israel, visited the General squadrons different force Israeli air pilots and met with senior officers corps, see display capabilities, but most importantly, the value of a series of meetings with Gen. Eshel. army refused to take the calls and meetings between senior officers, but it can be assumed that the two discussed the dilemmas facing the IDF " to, due to destabilization of regimes in the region and continued Iranian nuclear program.

Welsh’s visit was confidential and hidden from the media’s inquiring eye at the request of the Americans, apparently due to tensions in the Middle East.
This was Welsh’s first visit to Israel in his current position, and among the issues discussed with Eshel was Iran’s nuclear program. According to Walla News, Israel has been training its air force to carry out a strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities for at least a decade.
The Head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the U.S. Army, Gen. Martin Dempsey, will arrive in Israel next week. Yesterday, officials confirmed that Dempsey’s visit will also focus on Iran.

Read the full story here.
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Fucking cops!

This is totally fucked up! A supposedly non lethal weapon has killed 500 people! WTF do they expect when you are shooting electricity into the human body!!
This young man should not have been tased in the first place! For what, a fucking ticket! I have never trusted the police less than I do now. They are to be feared.

Seeking Answers After Youth’s Death in Police Stop


BAY HARBOR ISLANDS, Fla. — Israel Hernandez-Llach, a skateboarder and 18-year-old artist, was typically adept at dodging police officers while he tagged Miami Beach walls with his signature, “Reefa.”

 But early Tuesday morning, after he rolled up to a shuttered McDonalds, his lookout with him, the police caught up with the teenager. Mr. Hernandez-Llach bolted, running through the streets and a building and over an iron fence, according to a report by the Miami Beach police. The officers ultimately stopped him, after firing a Taser to immobilize him, said Raymond A. Martinez, the Miami Beach police chief.
At 6:15 a.m., an hour after the police first spotted him, Mr. Hernandez-Llach, a former Miami Beach High School student and a Colombian immigrant, was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. The teenager was in medical distress after being shocked by the Taser, Chief Martinez said, and paramedics were called.
Chief Martinez said that the cause of death had not yet been determined and that the department was waiting for autopsy and toxicology reports. Mr. Hernandez-Llach had no other injuries, the police said. The department is investigating.

On Thursday, Mr. Hernandez-Llach’s parents held a news conference and called for an independent investigation. The family’s lawyers pointed out that had Mr. Hernandez-Llach been arrested he most likely would have been charged with criminal mischief, a misdemeanor that seldom ends in jail time. The teenager’s only previous arrest had been for shoplifting, the police said.

“Those guilty of this must be brought to justice,” said his father, Israel Hernandez Bandera, who was a former Avianca pilot in Colombia, holding back tears as he spoke. “Not even animals deserve that kind of treatment.”

A friend of Mr. Hernandez-Llach’s, Thiago Souza, 19, who served as the lookout on Tuesday, said he saw the police officers giving each other high-fives after deploying the Taser.

Family and friends called for a vigil on Thursday night and for two more vigils on Saturday at the location where Mr. Hernandez-Llach was shocked with the Taser. They are also trying to raise money for his funeral, relatives said.

“Art is nothing to be killed for,” said Offir Hernandez, 21, the teenager’s sister.

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Tasers are used by an estimated 17,000 law enforcement agencies around the world to subdue people who pose a threat, according to Steve Tuttle, a spokesman for Taser International.

A 2011 Department of Justice report found that the devices are considered safe for a vast majority of those who are subjected to them and can save lives by immobilizing suspects. Taser use results in few injuries, the study found. Although people have died, the risk is extremely low, the report stated. Often, deaths are associated with pre-existing medical conditions, drug use or a subsequent fall. Continuous or repeated shocks are also associated with deaths, the report stated.

An estimated 500 people have died after being shocked by Tasers since 2001, according to data compiled last year by Amnesty International.

Jacqueline Llach, Mr. Hernandez-Llach’s mother, described her son as frail; friends said he was skinny and about 5 feet 10 inches.

“The police could have done what they needed to do without killing him,” she said in her apartment, where friends had gathered to console the family.

Even in his native Barranquilla, Colombia, Mr. Hernandez-Llach had a knack for art, friends said. His talent flourished when he arrived in the United States. At Miami Beach High School, he won awards for his painting and recently had two sculptures accepted in a temporary exhibit at the Miami Art Museum, said Savannah Diaz, a friend and fellow student.

His artwork was on display at his parents’ apartment in Bay Harbor Islands, just off Bal Harbour.
The teenager, who enjoyed pushing the boundaries of self-expression, also gravitated to photography and graffiti, Ms. Diaz said. She said he and his helpers would look for wall space in different corners of Miami, including Wynwood, which is known for its graffiti art, and Broward County.

Ms. Diaz, who graduated this year, said that her friend was not aggressive. “Israel is the most creative person any of us had ever met,” she said. “His life revolved around art and skating.”

Recently, he had started designing specially shaped skateboards.
This May, when friends graduated from Miami Beach High, Mr. Hernandez-Llach was not one of them. He had failed physical education, a subject he disliked, friends and family said.
“That’s Israel,” Ms. Diaz said. “P.E. wasn’t a priority. It was about his art work.”        
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Lion Air jet hits cow, skids off Indonesian runway 


Flights from the airport were canceled for several hours.

Flights from the airport were canceled for several hours.


  A jet carrying 110 passengers skidded off an Indonesian airport's runway after it hit a cow on landing.
The Lion Air aircraft careened off the airstrip in Gorontalo, Sulawesi Island, 9 p.m. Tuesday after smashing into one of three cattle that had bypassed security. (Naughty cows! LOL)


Pilot Iwan Permadi said he smelled "burning meat" as the plane swerved into a neighboring field.

A generic photo of cows. The condition of the cow is unknown.

A generic photo of cows. The condition of the cow is unknown.



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Zanzibar acid attack on Trup and Gee: Reward offered


 Kirstie Trup and Katie Gee

Zanzibar police say a reward of 10m Tanzanian shillings (£3,970, $6,170) has been offered for information leading to the capture of attackers who threw acid at two UK women.
Kirstie Trup and Katie Gee, both 18 and from London, had acid thrown on their faces, chests and hands.
The island's Police Commissioner Musa Ali Musa told the BBC that there was "no prime suspect" for the attack.
He said that a lot of people had been questioned and information gathered.
However no-one has been arrested or charged and investigations are continuing, Mr Musa said.
Acid burn marks left on skin of one of the two British teenage victims in Zanzibar The girls' families supplied this picture of acid burns on one of the two victims

The police commissioner added that the reward, which is being offered by Zanzibar's government, was considered a large amount of money on the island.

He said it was the first time visitors to the island had been attacked in this way, describing the incident as "alien" to both the police investigating and the victims.
Officers had no idea as to the m
otive, he said.
'Unprovoked attack'
The two young Britons have been flown back to the UK.
Their plane was met by ambulances when it arrived at RAF Northolt in west London at lunchtime on Friday.
They had been taken to Tanzania's largest city Dar es Salaam for medical treatment following the attack, which took place in Stone Town, the old part of Zanzibar's capital, on Wednesday.
The women's families have said they are "extremely upset" by the "completely unprovoked attack" on their daughters.

The victims were two weeks into a three-week trip, volunteering for the charity Art in Tanzania.
Before they left Tanzania, the country's President Jakaya Kikwete visited the women at the Aga Khan Hospital in Dar es Salaam and promised that those responsible for the "shameful" attack would be found.

The BBC's Tulanana Bohela, in Dar es Salaam, said Islam is the main religion on Zanzibar, and in more remote parts of the island, away from tourist beaches, there are signs asking foreigners to respect the local culture and cover up.


However, most islanders depend on tourism for their livelihoods and are happy to see tourists, so there is little antagonism towards them, she said.

A statement taken from another article:

Ms Gee had been startled earlier in the trip when she was hit in the street by a Muslim woman for singing during Ramadan.

UPDATE:


Muslim group allegedly behind acid attack of British Jewish teens



Zanzibar police issue arrest warrant for extreme imam after two young volunteers burned with acid in street. Girls dressed modestly, hid Jewish background, say relatives. Religious figures point finger at fanatic Muslim sect 
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Why should Nidal Hasan's undeserved attorneys care if he does get a death sentence?

The defense attorneys assigned to represent Nidal Hasan, undeserving as actually is, want to drop out but the judge won't let them, and here's why:
The military judge overseeing the trial of admitted Fort Hood gunman Maj. Nidal Hasan told defense attorneys Thursday that they can't drop out of the case -- even though they believe it's tantamount to helping him commit suicide.

"This is nothing more than their disagreement with Major Hasan's strategy in conducting his defense," said the judge, Col. Tara Osborn, rejecting a motion by the standby counsel who are tasked with assisting Hasan as he represents himself.

The attorneys argued Wednesday that Hasan is trying to help the prosecution achieve a death sentence.
Let us be perfectly clear here. No matter how much he wants to make himself a martyr, he still deserves the death sentence to the very end, and they should not allow his deluded desires to get in the way of justice. Mainly because it's unlikely he'll get 72 virgins, and more likely he'll go to hell and appear before an even higher court. As the UK Telegraph reports, one Hasan's victims was a pregnant woman:
Private Francheska Velez, 21, who had become pregnant while serving in Iraq, was one of those killed in the massacre carried out by Hasan, an American-born Muslim, in a medical building at the Fort Hood military base in Texas on Nov 5, 2009.

In emotional testimony at the Fort Hood trial on Thursday, Sergeant Maria Guerra, who was on the other side of an office door when Hasan opened fire, said: “I hear 'Run, run,’ and I hear 'He’s coming.’ I hear 'Please don’t, please don’t. My baby, my baby.’ And then I hear shots. I hear continuous shots.

“When I opened the door I could hear a pin drop it was so silent. I see bodies, I see bodies everywhere, and I see blood. No-one is moving. I yelled 'Is everybody OK?’ and I started hearing 'Help me, I’m bleeding, help me.’”
For this, Hasan deserves a pure death sentence, and I'd recommend his head be cut off and he be put before a firing squad that fire at more than just his torso. They should fire at his shitty face too until it's completely unrecognizable. Then, they should run over his body with a tank to smash it all into debris. That's how murderers should be dealt with. They don't even deserve a decent burial.

The attorneys for Hasan would be doing everyone involved a favor by ensuring death's bell tolls for him.
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Man, can some people be so naive and disinterested in research

I found this topic on the leftist Captain Comics site where, in a discussion on Christian imagery in DC Comics, some ignoramus says:
Both Judaism and Islam recognize Jesus as a prophet so His appearance, helping the Ghost Rider free himself from Satan, wouldn't be considered sacreligious.
What an uninformed POV. What can be said is that Judaism respects the legitimacy of Christianity, but it's not like the Torah even gets into the whole issue of Jesus, since by that time, it was a completed affair.

But what does the Koran say about Christians and Jews? It says:
Qur'an (5:51) - "O you who believe! do not take the Jews and the Christians for friends; they are friends of each other; and whoever amongst you takes them for a friend, then surely he is one of them; surely Allah does not guide the unjust people."
I just don't understand why, if anybody thinks Islam and the Koran is legit, they won't research any verses or discuss them either. No religion that speaks so sickly of Judeo-Christianity can be considered one that recognizes Jesus as a prophet.
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Royals

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You're My Dream

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There'll Never Be Another You

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Moderate Muslim Sighting

Here we see some REAL Moderate Muslims. We know because they are willing to stand up against Anjem Choudary, who is a leader in the Islamic Jihad against the UK.

Watch Anjem Choudary act like a pussy when four old Muslims tell him to Jihad up his ass.



Too bad there aren't more men like these men. A Civilization depends on good men standing against evil.

Muslims themselves depend on men like these, because if, eventually, Muslims do not stand against the radical in their midst, they are going to find themselves in a whirlwind of trouble because you can be sure Europeans do not want to live according to the rules of Islamofascists like Choudary.
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The Viscounts
Harlem Nocturne

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Obama's IRS Thugs Continue to Target Conservatives in ‘Phony’ Scandal



In a remarkable admission that is likely to rock the Internal Revenue Service again, testimony released Thursday by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp reveals that an agent involved in reviewing tax exempt applications from conservative groups told a committee investigator that the agency is still targeting Tea Party groups, three months after the IRS scandal erupted..
In closed door testimony before the House Ways & Means Committee, the unidentified IRS agent said requests for special tax status from Tea Party groups is being forced into a special “secondary screening” because the agency has yet to come up with new guidance on how to judge the tax status of the groups.
In a transcript from the committee provided to Secrets, a Ways & Means investigator asked: “If you saw — I am asking this currently, if today if a Tea Party case, a group — a case from a Tea Party group came in to your desk, you reviewed the file and there was no evidence of political activity, would you potentially approve that case? Is that something you would do?”
The agent said, “At this point I would send it to secondary screening, political advocacy.”
The committee staffer then said, “So you would treat a Tea Party group as a political advocacy case even if there was no evidence of political activity on the application. Is that right?” The agent admitted, “Based on my current manager’s direction, uh-huh.”

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Thursday, August 08, 2013

53% of Democrats: AMERICAN DREAM IS DEAD

Then find another place.
Another dream.
If you can have any.

More Dems than Republicans, 53% to 27%, say American Dream is dead

The dream is gone for Democrats, the American Dream that is.
In a new YouGov poll, 53 percent of Democrats say that the American dream is no longer achievable. By comparison, 55 percent of Republicans say the dream is still achievable. By the same percentage, 27 percent, Republicans think the dream is not achievable and Democrats do think it is.
But when combined in a single question about the American Dream, the poll finds that the dream is slipping away in the minds of most Americans.
When asked ‘Do you think that the American Dream has become impossible for most people to achieve?’ Americans are split: 41 percent said it is impossible for most to achieve and 38 percent said it is still possible.
Yet while Americans are down on the American Dream, they still believe that hard work can help anybody succeed.
Some 63 agreed with the statement, “Anyone with talent who is willing to work hard and put the effort in can have a successful career and rise to the top, regardless of their background,” said YouGov. And only 23 percent agreed with the other side of the coin: “Success in America today is mostly reserved for those from privileged backgrounds who know the right people; talented people from poor backgrounds don’t have a chance.”
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Flash mob Schlash mob. Forget the Glee flash mob videos or the Times square scene in Friends with Benefits

Now we bring you the Hebrew flash mob ...


Obviously the work of satan

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"Now the U.S. is working on destroying the Egyptian army. This is the true meaning of Arab Spring”

Hassan Tahsin, from Al Arabiya.
An AMAZING conclusion.
You have to read it all…HERE
Many times we in the USa have been accused of seeing the enemies as being 10 feet tall, and I think that is what this is.
This is some VERY paranoid arab thought that Obama and Rahm sat around and with an index finger in the air …
"Eureka, here’s how we can totally fuck up the arabs and call it ARAB SPRING, and do it with a free election!"
All it requires is to believe that this administration is brilliant in strategic thought in foreign affairs, and utterly competent in executioj of that thought.
That’s all.
No problem.
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This Week On The Gathering Storm

Listen to The Gathering Storm Radio Show, hosted by WC and Always On Watch.

The show broadcasts live for 30 minutes every Friday beginning at noon, Pacific Time.

The call-in number is 646-915-9870. Callers welcome!

Our scheduled guest this week is Cassandra USA. We will be discussing atrocities committed by Muslims. Graphic photos related to the discussion can be viewed HERE.

Listen to the August 9, 2013 edition of The Gathering Storm Radio Show, live or later, by CLICKING HERE.

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CIA was transferring surface-to-air missiles from Libya to the rebels in Syria through Turkey?


From Will at THE OTHER NEWS:

CIA was transferring surface-to-air missiles from Libya to the rebels in Syria through Turkey?(VoiceOfRussia).
The CIA was transferring surface-to-air missiles from Libya to the rebels in Syria through Turkey when the deadly attack on the US consulate in Benghazi took place, a CNN report has revealed.
As part of the investigation into the death of US ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans last September, the CNN reported on Thursday that up to 35 CIA spies were working in an annex near the US consulate on a project to supply missiles from Libyan armories to Syrian rebels.According to one source, at least seven others wounded, some seriously. It is unknown how many of them were CIA.
CNN said the CIA is involved in what one source calls an unprecedented attempt to keep the spy agency's Benghazi secrets from ever leaking out, subjecting its agents to frequent polygraph examinations.
The circumstances of the attack are being probed as some Congressional leaders pressed for a wide-ranging investigation suspecting that the government has withheld details of its activities in Benghazi.
Congressman Frank Wolf in Langley, Virginia, said.
“I think it is a form of a cover-up, and I think it's an attempt to push it under the rug, and I think the American people are feeling the same way.”
“We should have the people who were on the scene come in, testify under oath, do it publicly, and lay it out. And there really isn't any national security issue involved with regards to that.”
A CIA spokesman said it had been open about its activities in Benghazi.
“The CIA has worked closely with its oversight committees to provide them with an extraordinary amount of information related to the attack on US facilities in Benghazi,” a CIA statement said. “CIA employees are always free to speak to Congress if they want," the statement continued. “The CIA enabled all officers involved in Benghazi the opportunity to meet with Congress. We are not aware of any CIA employee who has experienced retaliation, including any non-routine security procedures, or who has been prevented from sharing a concern with Congress about the Benghazi incident.”
The State Department told CNN it was only helping the new Libyan government destroy weapons that was “damaged, aged or too unsafe retain,” and that it was not involved in any transfer of weapons to other countries.
The CIA would not comment on whether it was involved in the transfer of any weapons.Read the full story here.

Related:

Turkish Envoy Playing Role of Middle Man in Arms Trafficking to Yemen.

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Social Engineering In Suburbia

Courtesy of the Obama administration:
Obama administration using housing department to compel diversity in neighborhoods

In a move some claim is tantamount to social engineering, the Department of Housing and Urban Development is imposing a new rule that would allow the feds to track diversity in America’s neighborhoods and then push policies to change those it deems discriminatory.

The policy is called, "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing." It will require HUD to gather data on segregation and discrimination in every single neighborhood and try to remedy it....
Read the rest and watch the video HERE.

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Picture Of The Day

PhotoShopped or not, it is accurate and sums up both the domestic and the foreign policy of the Obama administration (hat tip to Randy's Roundtable):

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“The American stance on an Israeli strike has changed dramatically recently”

Washington Free Beacon:
Gen. Amos Yadlinsaidin an interview on Israel Army Radio on Wednesday. “The music I’ve been hearing lately from Washington says ‘If this is truly an overriding Israeli security interest, and you think you want to strike,” then the light hasn’t changed to green, I think, but it’s definitely yellow.”
Yadlin is former military attache in Washington and still has close ties with officials there. He was one of the eight Israeli pilots who destroyed Iraq’s nuclear reactor in 1981 and was intelligence chief in 2007 when a structure being built for Syria’s secret nuclear program was destroyed by aircraft, reportedly Israeli. He retired from the armed forces three years ago
If Obama thought drones alone could do this, I might think it might have some bit of truth to this.
DIZINFORMAZIYA by Israel.
If Israel perceives it’s time to go, NOTHING Barack Obama can say, threaten or do will make ANY DIFFERENCE. We are backing AL QAEDA in Syria, for God’s sake. Does anyone REALLY think anything we threaten will stop Israel? If we even have the temerity to send a mean letter to OUR ONLY ACTUAL ALLY in the ME.
Yadlin is simply trying to make it more difficult for David Plouffe and Axelrod to give cover to Obama and complain about Israel…. IF.
More and more however it looks like NOTHING will stop Iran, and we are on the verge of an all out nuclear arms race in the middle east. KSA, Egypt, etc as well as Iran. Probably Turkey as well.
And WHO is to blame?
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