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Saturday, September 28, 2013

DP111: When The West Gets It's Ass Out Of The Middle East We Can Begin To Clean Up The Problem At Home

DP111 is a anti-Jihad commenter. He's been around in this fight longer than me, if I am not mistaken. I began writing publicly in March 2004. I don't remember him not being around.

Anyway, I read this interesting comment from him over at the Vlad Tepes blog.

The comment begins by discussing the subject of whether it is haram for Muslims to emigrate to non-Muslim countries simply to make more money:

A prominent Calgary imam, Syed Soharwardy of the Islamic Supreme Council of Canada, recently declared that many Muslims should go back to their Muslim-majority homelands. 
It is against Islam, he said, for Muslims to migrate to non-Muslim countries for the purpose of economic betterment.
He is right. Around 5 years ago, a leading French imam said the same. The statement relies on several factors 
1. Muslims are allowed to emigrate to non-Muslim countries if there exists a good possibility that they can, with time, make the non-Muslim country adopt sharia as the legal code. 
2. If the possibility seems to be receding, then it is not acceptable that Muslims are subject to Infidel laws. The danger also exists that Muslim children, particularly Muslim girls, will start to leave Islam, under the legal protection afforded by them by the Infidel state. Thus immigration to a Infidel state starts to harm Islam – which is not acceptable. 
Such a state of affairs also starts to affect Muslim countries, where the young may get infected by their relatives visiting from the West. 
So far our policy after 9/11, has been to destabilise, and economically and socially destroy one Muslim country after another, using any pretext we get away with. As our own polity is increasingly wary of direct intervention, we have adopted the policy of supporting al Qaeda etal as a tool to do the same.. 
This policy has come unstuck in Syria because Russia has interests in Syria. But I’m sure we will return to Syria in 5 to 10 years. The strategic policy adopted by the US and the UK, has a 50 year life span at the least, and will continue until Islamic countries are how should I put it, immunised to Islam. 
As long as our troops were in Muslim countries, we adopted the quite reasonable policy of appeasing Muslims at home, just to have peace at home. This was very evident in the US and the UK, who had the largest contingents of soldiers in Muslim countries. When our troops are back, a more vigorous policy is going to be adopted to Islam at home. This is already evident in the case of the “burqa” – France, Belgium, Italy, Ticino in Switzerland, and now even a debate in the UK.
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Not So Dry Run? MAC 11 Subcompact Machine Pistol Found In A Closet In Kennedy Airport


Someone with the TSA probably planted it for one of their Jihadist friends, IMO.

I hope that's not a too terribly racist thing to say.

From Fox News:
NEW YORK – Authorities say a subcompact machine pistol in a case has been discovered inside a storage closet in a locked management office at Kennedy International Airport. 
A spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police said Thursday a contractor running cable through a ceiling in the office made the discovery at about 10:10 a.m. 
Spokesman Joe Pentangelo said only a controlled group of people have access to the office, which is located in Terminal 1, outside the secure area. 
It was not immediately clear if the office was publicly accessible. Pentangelo says the MAC 11 machine pistol wasn’t loaded and no ammunition was found. He said investigators are determining whether the pistol is even operable. 
The investigation is ongoing.
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Good News: Only 313 Companies Have Cut Workers Hours Because of Obamacare ... So Far

Obama Contemplates The Little People

From Investors:
ObamaCare's impact on jobs is hotly debated by politicians and economists. Critics say the Affordable Care Act, with its employer mandate to provide health insurance, gives businesses an incentive to cut workers' hours. This year, report after report has rolled in about employers restricting work hours to fewer than 30 per week — the point where the mandate kicks in. Data also point to a record low workweek in low-wage industries. 
In the interest of an informed debate, we've compiled a list of job actions with strong proof that ObamaCare's employer mandate is behind cuts to work hours or staffing levels. As of Sept. 25, our ObamaCare scorecard included 313 employers. Here's our latest analysis, focusing on cuts to adjunct hours at nearly 200 college campuses. The ObamaCare list methodology is explained further in our initial coverage; click on the employer names in the list below for links to supporting records, mostly news accounts or official documents. 
We'll continue to update the list, which we encourage you to share and download into a spreadsheet to sort and analyze. If you know of an employer that should be on the list and can provide supporting evidence, please contact IBD at jed.graham@investors.com.
GO SEE THE WHOLE LIST. 

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Exiled On Main Street: In Which A Westerner Yells At Two Burqa-Wearing Bitches On The Street

Where Am I?

From Taki: 
The Swiss canton of Ticino is holding a referendum on a burqa ban, and it is about time. Burqa, niqab—it’s all Arabic to me, although I understand firsthand how deep-seated the hatred of women is in Arab countries that men wish to cover them up.
I find it incredible that in the time of terror bombings a person can totally conceal themselves while people who sit on parliamentary benches defend the act.
As I walked down Gstaad’s main street, a totally covered-up person whizzed by on a bicycle. Main Street in Gstaad is a car-free area now made much more dangerous by Arab women—again, if they are women—trying to stay upright on two wheels. After avoiding her I watched a group of covered-up ladies slowly make their way around the expensive shops that line the street.
“Hi, girls!” I yelled at them and smiled. “Relax, this is Switzerland—put on your bikinis.” A fat man approached me pumping his fist and looking like Orlando Furioso. But the only real Orlando Furioso was the poor little Greek boy who told him to shut the f—- up, that this was still a free country and that he would be chewing on his gums sooner rather than later if his manner didn’t improve.

Guess what? It improved. A couple of Swiss taxi drivers who witnessed the scene told me well done, but of course they wouldn’t dare do it themselves because their tips would suffer.

Not all women who wear burqas are bad people.

But, in my opinion, every time you see a burqa, you are seeing evidence of Islamic extremism (in other words, you are seeing evidence of a believer in using Jihad as a means to establish Sharia law in YOUR country) manifest in either

1) the women herself,
2) the husband of the women,
3) the Imam at the Mosque they attend,
or
4) some combination of the the aforementioned.

For my purposes here, I abbreviate the whole Jihad mechanism - which I believe is at work when I see a burqa - to the simple:

BURQA-WEARING BITCHES.

I do not believe we ought to tolerate Burqa-Wearing Bitches in our midst.

I believe a woman wearing a burqa is no different than a Nazi wearing an armband, or a KKK member wearing a hood.

We know there are Nazis and White Supremacists in our midst. But, it is not in the interest of our society for these people to become too bold in proclaiming their beliefs in public. 

When they are tolerated, they are normalized.

That is, the more people who would wear KKK hoods, Nazi armbands, or Burqas in public, the more we, as a society, come to accept these things as normal, part of the normal course of life.

We can not afford to allow this. Now, if I am not mistaken, Taki is not a man I would tend to agree with on some other subjects. But I believe he was right to do what he did here, and I think he is to be applauded for it.

Here's the thing: When I assert my opinion that a woman in a burqa is evidence of Islamic Extremism/Jihadism,

I AM EITHER RIGHT, OR I AM WRONG.

Or, some percentage in between. 

But, given that the stakes are so high - indeed the stakes are our Freedom, our Constitution, our culture - it is in our best interest to find out whether I am right or wrong. We MUST soon endeavor to find out whether the burqa is evidence of Jihadist beliefs, because as we can see, our society is currently in the early stages of a process of normalizing the Burqa.

The problem is, how do we find out if what I say is true? The answer is, we do what we always do when we are faced with a question in the West. We apply Scientific principles to the question.

The scientific task at hand here is one for the Social Sciences. As Wiki states:
Social science refers to the academic disciplines concerned with the society and the relationships with individuals within a society, which primarily rely on empirical approaches.
I would suggest that, in this case, we need to do Social Research using a Quantitative Design to determine what percentage of women who wear Burqa in public either

1) hold Jihadist beliefs themselves, or
2) are backed upon (owned?) by men either in the home, or at the Mosque, who hold Jihadst beliefs, and are coercing them to wear the burqa in public.

This is simple stuff. Yes, it will require time and money. And, it will require a well-designed survey. But this is the stuff Western society does. This is what we are good at. This is what has separated us from the rest of the world.

It certainly is not racist, Islamophobic, or bigoted to use scientific principles to learn about Islamic culture within our society. We have used these Sociological principles to study all sorts of other cultures and microcultures within our society.

We just need to have the will to carry such research out. This is no easy task when we, as a society, are so intimidated by groups like CAIR, and other "Civil Rights"/Special Interest groups, with their endless litany of dog whistle code words (islamophobic, bigoted, etc.), whose real purposes is to obfuscate the truth, or shut down scientific dialectic altogether.

I, for one, believe Western Civilization does still have the will to protect itself. Certainly, the counter-Jihad movement must have people within it, whose expertise lies within the Social Sciences. Certainly, someone could do a bit of heavy-lifting in this arena.

As I wrote above, the stakes are so high, it's a small price to pay.

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Like that ham and bacon? Time for Kosher, dudes. Chinese get OK to buy American pork producer - SMITHFIELD

AP:
China is bringing home some serious American bacon.
Shareholders of Smithfield Foods approved a plan to sell the world's largest pork producer and processor to a Chinese company. 
The Smithfield, Va.-based company said more than 96 percent of the votes cast during a special meeting in Richmond on Tuesday were in favor of Shuanghui International Holdings Ltd.'s $34 per-share offer, or $4.72 billion in cash. 
The deal, which is expected to close on Thursday, will be the largest takeover of a U.S. company by a Chinese firm, valued at about $7.1 billion including debt. Its sale to Hong Kong-based Shuanghui comes at a time of serious food safety problems in China, some of which have involved Shuanghui, which owns food and logistics enterprises and is the largest shareholder of China's biggest meat processor. 
"We will cease to be the company you saw in the past," Smithfield's CEO Larry Pope told shareholders. "This does not mean the company goes away, the company just enters into a new phase and a new era of its life." 
Smithfield's shares rose one cent to $33.99 in morning trading Tuesday, just short of the buyout offer. 
Smithfield Foods, whose brands include Armour, Farmland and its namesake, was founded in 1936 and has grown to annual sales of $13 billion and has about 46,000 employees. 
 Pigs, report to Shenzen on monday
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The Jihad At The Kenya Mall Was Only The Beginning?

Via Atlas Shrugs, citing CNN:
On a Twitter account believed to be run by Al-Shabaab, the group promised more attacks to come.

"The mesmeric performance by the #Westgate Warriors was undoubtedly gripping, but despair not folks, that was just the premiere of Act 1," according to a tweet posted Thursday....
Bravado or reality?

The truth will soon be revealed. Not that the mainstream media will provide much coverage — particularly if the jihadist atrocities are committed in Africa.

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More Details About The Torture At The Mall Siege In Kenya

See this, this, and this.

From one of the above links:
Kenya's The Star, quoting a forensics doctor, said all of the victims were mutilated. Britain's Daily Mail reported children stashed in refrigerators with knives in their bodies.

"You find people with hooks hanging from the roof. They removed eyes, ears, nose. Actually if you look at all the bodies, unless those ones that were escaping, fingers are cut by pliers, the noses are ripped by pliers," said the doctor. The Star said he declined to give his name.

Some of the terrorists' bodies also appeared to have been burned by fellow extremists to protect their identities.

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The Rumors Of Al Qaeda's Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated


From the Economist:
A FEW months ago Barack Obama declared that al-Qaeda was “on the path to defeat”. Its surviving members, he said, were more concerned for their own safety than with plotting attacks on the West. Terrorist attacks of the future, he claimed, would resemble those of the 1990s—local rather than transnational and focused on “soft targets”. 
His overall message was that it was time to start winding down George Bush’s war against global terrorism. 
Mr Obama might argue that the assault on the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi by al-Qaeda’s Somali affiliate, the Shabab, was just the kind of thing he was talking about: lethal, shocking, but a long way from the United States. 
Yet the inconvenient truth is that, in the past 18 months, despite the relentless pummelling it has received and the defeats it has suffered, al-Qaeda and its jihadist allies have staged an extraordinary comeback. 
The terrorist network now holds sway over more territory and is recruiting more fighters than at any time in its 25-year history (see article). Mr Obama must reconsider.
GO READ THE WHOLE THING. 

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Young Muslim Man Appears To Have a Change of Heart

From the World Anti-Islam Organization:



And what happens when you have a change of heart?

Well, you take a different course with your life.




So, what do the Muslims do in response to one of their own having a change of heart?


Tunisia’s Islamist Government Investigating Tunisian Man Living In Europe For Throwing Koran In The Trash…

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Regarding Tom Harkin and Civil War

I posted this just over four years ago now. Just hours before I suddenly and unceremoniously had my position eliminated and began this long unemployment journey.

So I repost the original here, unchanged, as a response to Tom Harkin. To let him know we saw this coming a long time ago.

Revolution, Civil War and The American DNA.

It's time to come to terms with some truths about who we are, where we come from – our American DNA – and where it may lead us.

In comments the other day Rumcrook said it right. We are, by and large, an easygoing, live and let live people. We will put up with an awful lot of nonsense and chickenshit from nitwits, pissants and pantywaists. Even our American Revolution took a lot of prodding, excesses and abuse before it finally exploded.

But if you try to tell us how to live, we will likely flip you the bird. If you try to force us to live that way, that bird may be holding a rifle.

Our forefathers came here looking for freedom – religious, political, social, and

Cultural.

Along the way we have had to fight and kill, among others, British, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, Russian (oh yes we have), Afghani, Iraqi and

our own fellow Americans

to defend and preserve this country, those freedoms, our own rowdy, rough and tumble way of living.

For 517 years we fought spilled blood and died for it. It is no longer just an ideal to us, it is in our blood. In our children’s’ blood as we pass the stories and histories down to them. From Paul Revere’s Ride to the slaughterhouses of Gettysburg and Antietam to Ypres, and Iwo Jima.

We will not easily surrender that freedom to any enemy, foreign or domestic.

Barack Hussein Obama is not interested in that history, those freedoms, The American DNA.

He would strip us of our freedom of assembly and expression. He tries to silence our voice at town halls and other meetings where, if we cannot be shouted down, he will use hired muscle to intimidate.

He allowed such thuggery to stand at polling stations on election day, having charges against such as the Black Panthers thrown out and allowing their intimidation to stand and set precedence.

He would appoint Czars to overseer every tenuous detail of our lives, from the car we drive to the food we eat and how we dispose of our trash, yet none to oversee the overseers.

He believes it is better for the government to choose our health care for us, that they know better what kind of treatment we need, or should forgo, because it is too expensive and thus sacrifice the lives of our loved ones on the altar of society’s tax burden.

He believes the government should own large businesses, buyout by bailout, and should dictate what an individual can earn for his chosen profession.

Dissent will not be tolerated. Snitch on your friends and neighbors, we even have an email account you can send your information to. And they want to know every detail of what you are thinking and doing so, if you take stimulus money, they may require access to your computers, your networks.

He apologizes to our enemies and snubs our friends.

He is destroying the defense capability of this nation, would charge the warriors who protected us with crimes against those who would kill us.

Most hideous and reprehensible of all, he would take a national day of mourning and turn it into a save the planet day.

Every step of the way these last six months we have watched as Barack Hussein Obama has tried to remake this nation, from one of pride, self-reliance and individualism to one of Social Dependency and Government Assisted Living.

And he wants to rule by paranoia.

Show up at a town hall against Obamacare and get an elbow to the face.

Try to vote against the Left and face a nightstick to the back.

Speak out against the government in an email and have it turned in to the White House by your “friend”.

Write about them on twitter or face book and have it captured by the government.

Need a little Federal help? Turn over your books to us so we can keep an eye on you.

Barack Hussein Obama is no friend to freedom and Americans are starting to (finally) wake up to that. His approval level has plunged to the low 40s’ More and more are voicing their disgust with his policies and showing their defiance of Big Government, showing up at town halls armed and unafraid.

They will not let him turn America into a Socialist backwater of history. We are still The City on the Hill.

But what will it take to preserve that? As he turns more of our own against us to dampen dissent and debate, will he eventually move to a Civilian Militia to maintain government order, will he try to force the military to enforce his policies?

And at what point will America say enough is enough? When will that spirit of independence awaken fully, and furiously?

Will we be forced to fight back, to physically DEFEND ourselves from intimidation and thuggery? Will we be forced to fight against having our children mandatorily volunteer for civilian service? Forced to point a gun back at the man pointing his at us to take little Sally off to 8 weeks of summer camp indoctrination and volunteerism?

Try forcing Bubba to give up his F-250 for a SmartCar.

Non-violent resistance is all well and good and admirable and preferable. But, historically, it’s not our way, to submit instead of stand our ground, even if it means knocking the other fellow on his ass.. And as the government continues to spiral out of control and lose all touch with ground truths, I see it as less and less likely to be the outcome.

We need to come to terms with the truth that The Revolution has already begun. Barack Hussein Obama started it when he decided The United States of America was no longer good enough and needed to be sacrificed and remade in his own image.

The Revolution has already begun and - as brother turns against brother, friend against friend, along ideological lines - I’m afraid, will end in the civil war Jon Voight warned about.

It’s in our blood. And the blood of our children.

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Video - Member of 'Toronto 18' muslim terror ring killed in Syria, local mosque calls him a martir, request prayers


From Will at THE OTHER NEWS:

Member of 'Toronto 18' muslim terror ring killed in Syria, local mosque calls him a martir, request prayers.HT: Tundratabloids.
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Friday, September 27, 2013

MUSLIM GROUP: "THE MESMERIC PERFORMANCE BY THE #WESTGATE WARRIORS WAS UNDOUBTEDLY GRIPPING, BUT DESPAIR NOT FOLKS, THAT WAS JUST THE PREMIERE OF ACT 1"


From Atlas Shrugs:
CNN: On a Twitter account believed to be run by Al-Shabaab, the group promised more attacks to come. 
"The mesmeric performance by the #Westgate Warriors was undoubtedly gripping, but despair not folks, that was just the premiere of Act 1," according to a tweet posted Thursday. 
CNN could not confirm the authenticity of the tweet, but CNN terrorism analyst Paul Cruickshank said the account, which has also posted links to statements from Shabaab leader Mukhtar Abu Zubayr, appears to be legitimate, even if not "100% authenticated." 
Several Twitter accounts attributed to Al-Shabaab have been shut down in recent days, likely for violating the company's rules against promoting violence in tweets. 
While Kenyan Interior Minister Joseph Ole Lenku said Friday that eight suspects are being held for questioning in the attack, authorities are increasingly concerned that some of the attackers managed to escape alongside fleeing civilians in the aftermath of the initial attack, U.S. law enforcement officials told CNN. 
On Thursday, a Kenyan counterterrorism source told CNN that one of the suspects is an injured Kenyan who was being evacuated when a machine gun magazine fell out of his pocket, leading to suspicion he was among the automatic-weapon toting terrorists who roamed the mall killing civilians. He is being held in a military hospital, the source said.

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Hero of mall massacre revealed: Selfless Muslim civilian who rushed INTO terror and saved life of U.S. girl, 4, and her family - UPDATED - Mr. Haji Is Now a Confirmed Infidel

Abdul Haji - The Righteous Among The Muslims

UPDATED AT BOTTOM OF POST

We have found a Muslim who stood up and helped the Christians in the Nairobi Mall when they needed it the most.

From the Daily Mail:



  • Katherine Walton and three daughters were trapped amid a hail of bullets
  • Abdul Haji plucked them to safety as he shot back at terrorists with handgun
  • Story immortalised in picture of him reaching out to four-year-old Portia






  • A Somali Muslim has been hailed a hero after rescuing a mother and her three daughters from the Nairobi shopping mall as gunmen threw grenades and sprayed bullets yards away.
    Katherine Walton feared she and her children would not get out alive after becoming trapped under a table outside a supermarket in the Westgate complex.

    But they were saved by Abdul Haji, the son of a former Kenyan security minister, who bravely ushered them to safety as he fired back at the terrorists with a handgun.

    His identity has now been revealed after his story was immortalised in an iconic photograph which shows him reaching out to Mrs Walton's four-year-old daughter Portia as she runs away with fear etched on her face.


    You really need to go read the whole story.

    UPDATE - Yes, the Muslim Mr. Abdul Haji is now a confirmed Infidel:

    In an interview with NTV, Haji admitted that his brother--who he rushed to the mall to help in the first place--is an anti-terrorism agent and was, until the attack, working undercover. 
    Haji said that both his father and brother have received death threats in the wake of the attacks now that it is public knowledge that his brother worked to undermine groups like Al-Shabab. 
    Al-Shabab had threatened retaliation against Kenya for sending its troops into Somalia against al-Shabab, and many of those killed in an attack that horrified the world were Kenyans.

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    Charles Mingus
    Ah Um
    full album


    "Better Git It in Your Soul" --
    "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat" --
    "Boogie Stop Shuffle" --
    "Self-Portrait in Three Colors" --
    "Open Letter to Duke" --
    "Bird Calls" --
    "Fables of Faubus" --
    "Pussy Cat Dues" --
    "Jelly Roll" --
    Bonus tracks on later reissues
    "Pedal Point Blues" --
    "GG Train" --
    "Girl of My Dreams"

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    Documents From Top Al-Qaeda Commander Show Somalia’s Al-Shabaab Planned Mumbai-Style Attack On London


    From the Long War Journal:
    A document found after Somali troops killed Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, al Qaeda's former leader in East Africa and a senior Shabaab commander, details a plot to conduct multiple Mumbai-like attacks that target civilians in London. The plot highlights how al Qaeda and Shabaab seek to strike civilian targets outside Somalia, and foreshadowed Shabaab's attack on the Eastgate Mall in Kenya this week. 
    The document and several others found in Fazul's possession after he was killed by Somali troops at a checkpoint in Mogadishu in June 2011 were obtained by the Toronto Star. A copy of the document was also obtained by The Long War Journal. The Canadian newspaper reported that "dozens of documents, Internet frame grabs and media reports in English, Arabic, Somali and Swahili, along with more than 50 video clips" were also found in Fazul's car. 
    Fazul's document detailing a plot in London is titled "International Operations." In the opening paragraph, he notes how Shabaab's external terror teams are to emulate "the tactics used by our brothers in Mumbai." In the Mumbai attack, small teams of Lashkar-e-Taiba fighters armed with assault rifles, grenades, and bombs fanned out across the city and attacked civilians. More than 170 people were killed during the Mumbai siege, which lasted for three days. Shabaab targeted train stations, a theater, two posh hotels, and a Jewish center during the attack. 
    "Our objectives are to strike London with low cost operations that would cause a heavy blow amongst the hierarchy and Jewish communities using attacks similar to the tactics used by our brothers in Mumbai," the first paragraph of Fazul's memo said. "These will either be many individual random untraceable operations or the group will be trained to cause maximum damage to a single target." 
    The Long War Journal noted on the first day of the Shabaab siege on the Westgate Mall that the attack was very similar to the Lashkar-e-Taiba assault on Mumbai in November 2008.
    GO READ THE WHOLE THING. 

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    New York Times Editorial Announces It Was A Mistake to Take the Mann Hockey Stick "Seriously"

    My stick just doesn't point up anymore

    From Ace of Spades:
    You may wonder why such a statement would be made in the New York Times. Well, not because they're giving up on the Cult of Angry Gaia. No. 
    What's happened is that given the 15 year long hiatus in temperature change, certain proofs that the Science Is Settled You Guys have to be tossed out in order to save the rest of it. In the editorial, the author argues that the Hockey Stick was always silly and therefore we shouldn't be misled by reliance upon it. 
    The Hockey Stick showed, and projected, ever-rising global temperatures; well that was just plain ol' silly, this writer now says, and you shouldn't hold it against Global Warming that one of their most widely publicized Political Advertisements turns out to have been bunk.
    You think that one's good. Check this out:
    The writer claims he "predicted" the 15 year pause in temperature increase.
    This is what they meant by "the science is settled":
    “Suppose... future measurements in the years 2005-2015 show a clear and distinct global cooling trend. (It could happen.) If we mistakenly took the hockey stick seriously — that is, if we believed that natural fluctuations in climate are small — then we might conclude (mistakenly) that the cooling could not be just a random fluctuation on top of a long-term warming trend, since according to the hockey stick, such fluctuations are negligible. And that might lead in turn to the mistaken conclusion that global warming predictions are a lot of hooey. If, on the other hand, we reject the hockey stick, and recognize that natural fluctuations can be large, then we will not be misled by a few years of random cooling.”
    As Epa says,

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    I don’t know why, but Ted Cruz bothers me

    He is right about ACA, but he pursued a course which accomplished nothing.
    Better to have done something to HELP the people as part of a debt ceiling bill. If Obama doesn’t want to negotiate over that, well then that’s up to him. Maybe McConnell and Boehner can get Rouhani to represent them because Obama sure wanted to negotiate with HIM.
    But the filibuster, instead of being Jimmy Stewart, came off to me as some kind of grandstand. Foghorn Leghorn.
    I can’t tell you why I feel that why.
    He doesn’t make my hair stand on end, but there’s just something.
    On the other hand, Hillary who did a banana peel act on Benghazi responsibility, or Biden who advised the Navy Yard shooter on weapons, on the other side make that choice, if that WILL be the choice, a no brainer, don’t they?
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    Dem Sen. Tom Harkin Says Tea Party “Every Bit As Dangerous” To Nation As The Civil War

    Tom Harkin - Ready For War

    Via The Hill:
    Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) on Friday said that the Tea Party movement is just as dangerous for America as the Civil War. 
    “A small group of willful men and women who have a certain ideology about how our country should run and what we should do cannot get their way in a normal discourse and votes,” Harkin said. 
    “Since they can’t get their way they’re going to create this confusion and discourse and hope the public is so mixed up in who to blame for this that perhaps they’ll blame both sides.” 
    “That is the path they see for taking over the government. It’s dangerous, very dangerous. … Every bit as dangerous as the break up and the Civil War.”
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    Secession arrives in Maine

    How can one not think of Joshua Chamberlain when reading that?
    File under ‘HOW REVOLTS BEGIN’
    Bangor Daily News:
    SCARBOROUGH, Maine — More than a month after appeals began on 44 property tax assessments from 2012 at Higgins Beach and Pine Point, continued arguments consumed five hours Monday night.
    What remained elusive was a decision by the four-member Board of Assessment Review. The hearing was adjourned, and will continue at least two more times, at 7 p.m. Oct. 8 and 6 p.m. Oct. 15.
    The Oct. 8 hearing will be limited to an appeal of Nancy Strong’s Shipwreck Road property in Higgins Beach. On Oct. 15, 43 assessments will be heard as one appeal, with Portland attorney John Shumadine presenting the appellants’ case. He will be joined by independent real estate appraiser George Koutalakis to present countering arguments.
    While hearings continue, appellant Don Petrin of River Sands Drive has hinted the appeal effort will spread beyond Town Hall and the courts, to a secession movement in the waterfront neighborhoods hardest hit by the revaluations.
    “I’m not leading that effort, however I will, like many, support that effort,” Petrin said. “Legal advice was solicited and received as to the steps involved, however I have not seen the required petition as yet.”
    Petrin was also unimpressed with Monday’s proceedings.
    “Unfortunately for the board, the town chose to essentially filibuster the hearing by strategically reiterating the same mundane points over and over again,” he said.
    Oct. 15 will mark the fourth time the board will hear arguments, after the first hearing on Aug. 19 was adjourned because of faulty microphones in the Town Council chambers.
    At issue are assessment increases of as much as 25 percent levied by former Tax Assessor Paul Lesperance, who now serves as a special deputy assessor after retiring in April.
    A total of 94 appeals initially rejected by Lesperance last February have or will be heard by the board. Assessment appeals on Prout’s Neck properties scheduled for Oct. 15 will be rescheduled for November.
    When the colonists finally got fed up, it was over a minor tax (2.5% if I remember) by reason of having a govt unresponsive to their just needs put in place for nominally good reason (to pay for the war which protected their lives from 1756-1763). As this economy has drained every treasury from bottom to top and back again this process plays out. If the town council acts responsibly towards its own people in terms of tax, you can bet it will bust THEIR budget (which in their minds is their responsibility..just as we hear Obama warning that the ‘tea party’ republicans don’t want to pay their bills).
    They have all lost sight of where things begin.
    And end.
    No?
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    Obama Overrules Supreme Court Ruling, Tells Colleges To Enforce Affirmative Action Using Admissions

    Democracy is beautiful in theory; 
    in practice it is a fallacy.

    The Supreme Court ruled against this only three months ago.
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is telling colleges and universities they can continue to use admissions to increase diversity among their students, even in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling that could potentially open the door to more challenges. 
    "Racially diverse educational environments help to prepare students to succeed in our increasingly diverse nation," the administration said Friday in a letter to the schools. 
    The Supreme Court ruled June 24 that schools should approve the use of race as a factor in admissions only after concluding "that no workable race-neutral alternatives would produce the educational benefits of diversity."
    READ THE WHOLE THING. 
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    The Science Is 95% Settled

    We're Going To Disneyland

    From Sky News: 
    Climate scientists are attempting to shore up flagging public confidence in measures to control greenhouse gases with a crucial assessment of global warming.
    The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change (IPCC), delivered in Stockholm, warns that it is now 95% certain that global temperatures are rising and that human activity is to blame.
    It says carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere will rise to double pre-industrial concentrations by the middle of this century, and that will result in a global temperature rise of between 1.5C (34.7F) and 4.5C (40.1F).

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    UPDATED --- Chicago policeman to journalists: ‘Your 1st Amendment rights can be terminated"

    I Can Terminate the 1st Amendment, the 2nd Amendment. 
    I Can Terminate All a Y'All's Amendments.

    From GOP Daily Dose:
    Welcome to Obama’s America. 
    A Chicago policeman told local journalists their First Amendment rights could be terminated. 
    Media Bistro reported Monday that WGN reporter Don Ponce and WMAQ photographer Donte Williams were taken into custody for allegedly “creating a scene” outside Mount Sinai Hospital. 
    Merrill Knox added: 
    Ponce and Williams, who were part of a media contingent covering the fatal shooting of a six-year-old girl, were handcuffed by an officer after they refused to move farther away from the hospital (video above). “You first amendment rights can be terminated if you create a scene,” the officer told them. “Your first amendment rights have limitations.” 
    According to a report at NBC Chicago, the two men were already at a median halfway across the street from the hospital when a policeman ordered them to go even further.
    “F*** news affairs, I don’t care about news affairs. Forget news affairs,” he told the journalists. 
    When asked how they were creating a scene by simply doing their jobs, the officer said their very presence was creating a scene.
    UPDATE ---

    Anonymous comments:
    When police officers threaten to terminate your Constitutional rights, you tell them that you will file a civil rights suit against them under Section 1983. The officers are personally liable for their actions under this section; and often so are the cities that employ the offending officers.
    Civil Rights Litigation, Section 1983

    Title 42, Section 1983
    , of the United States Code is a procedural vehicle by which one whose federal statutory or constitutional rights have been violated can bring an action against state "actors" who commit these violations "under color of law."  The statute was rarely used until 1961, when the Supreme Court ruled that private litigants are to be permitted a federal court remedy as a first resort rather than having to first bring suit in state court Monroe v. Pape, 365 U.S. 167 (1961). Today, Section 1983 actions include suits over freedom of speech, search and seizure or use of excessive force, cruel and unusual punishment, and claims of due process violations.




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    Kenya’s National Intelligence Agency (NIS) Knew an Attack Would Happen!

    From Will at THE OTHER NEWS:

    Kenya’s National Intelligence Agency (NIS) Knew an Attack Would Happen!HT: TheIndependent.
    Kenyan authorities are also facing questions over whether they had any intelligence on an impending attack, which a Somali al-Shabaab chief said was a “message to Westerners” who had “backed Kenya’s invasion [of Somalia],” a reference to Kenya’s 2011 incursion aimed at crushing the militant movement.
    Kenya’s National Intelligence Agency (NIS), widely accused by politicians of failing to pick up chatter about the attack, has insisted it did warn the police and officials inside the President’s office before the Westgate siege, but its warnings went unheeded, The Star reported.

    According to the same report, a pregnant policewoman avoided Westgate after her brother, who works for Kenyan intelligence, warned her of a terror attack. “She has told police that her brother who is a NIS officer warned her not to visit Westgate that Saturday because she would not be able to run,” a senior officer was quoted as saying.
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    DHS Muslim Adviser: Egyptian Christians Attacked By The Muslim Brotherhood Had It Coming To Them

    Dalia Givemohed

    From the Investigative Project on Terrorism:

    Dalia Moghaed, credited with helping President Obama draft his June 2009 Cairo speech about American relations with the Islamic world, recently downplayed attacks against Egypt's Coptic Christians on a Facebook page. 
    More than 80 Coptic churches were burned by Brotherhood supporters after the Egyptian military's crackdown last month on Muslim Brotherhood encampments in Cairo. A local branch of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party appeared to sanction violence in retaliation for the Coptic Church's backing of the Egyptian military. 
    Nonetheless, Mogahed pointed the finger at the Egyptian media. 
    "The Egyptian media took advantage of the Copts to achieve many personal/political gains, which has angered the West," Mogahed said in a Sept. 22 post which appeared on the Facebook page of the Egyptian Americans for Democracy and Human Rights (EADHR). 
    The EADHR was founded by members of the Muslim American Society (MAS), which in turn was founded as an "overt arm" of the Egyptian Brotherhood.Mogahed isn't the only American Islamist tied to the Obama administration to slam the Copts on social media. 
    In a Sept. 15 Twitter post, Mohamed Elibiary, a member of the Department of Homeland Security's Homeland Security Advisory Council, accused American Coptic activists of fanning hatred of Islam. 
    "For >decade since 9/11 attack extremist American #Coptic activists have nurtured anti #Islam & anti #Muslim sentiments among AM RT wing," Elibiary wrote. 
    In earlier tweets, Elibiary attacked American Copts for protesting against how their relatives in Egypt have been treated by the Islamists. 
    "Good read by @mwhanna1 on need to reform #Coptic activism in #US including stop promoting #Islamophobia," Elibiary wrote Sept. 14. 
    "I think the Obama administration should be ashamed to have had someone like this in their administration," said Michael Meunier, president of Egypt's Al-Haya Party and a Coptic activist. "This underscores the thinking inside the Obama administration." 
    Brotherhood groups in the United States and their supporters are lashing out at the Copts, who have been among the Muslim Brotherhood's visceral critics, and dismiss their grievances as mere bigotry. Meunier charged that the Brotherhood is trying to slander the Copts to reduce their effectiveness. 
    "The Copts have nothing to be ashamed of. Morsi made the Copts' lives' hell, so they got together with the moderate Muslims to overthrow Morsi," Meunier said. "The Muslim Brotherhood victimized the Copts, and now it wants to blame them."
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    Victims of Muslim Mall Massacre Found Castrated, Their Eyes Gouged Out, Left Hanging From Hooks in the Ceiling

    Islam is a Religion of Peace

    From the Daily Mail:
    The horrifying details came yesterday as the first pictures emerged from within the wreckage of the building, showing piles of bodies left strewn across the floor. 
    With detectives, including the FBI and the Metropolitan Police, still unable to reach the wrecked part of the mall for fear of setting off explosives, it could take up to a week to determine exactly who is still inside. 
    "You find people with hooks hanging from the roof,’ said one Kenyan doctor, who asked not to be named. 
    ‘They removed eyes, ears, nose. They get your hand and sharpen it like a pencil then they tell you to write your name with the blood. 
    ‘They drive knives inside a child’s body. 'Actually if you look at all the bodies, unless those ones that were escaping, fingers are cut by pliers, the noses are ripped by pliers. Here it was pain.’ 
    A soldier, who took pictures at a bread counter and at the ArtCaffe, said he was so traumatised by what he saw he has had to seek counselling.  
    Meanwhile, remember, all the Muslims in the mall would have had to do to saved the lives of a few Infidels would have been to shout out the name of Mohammed's mother ...

    BUT THEY WOULD NOT DO IT

    BECAUSE THEY BELIEVE THE INFIDEL PIGS DESERVED TO BE SLAUGHTERED.

    And of course the Mainstream Media just obfuscates and lies about the Muslim Mall Massacre.

    Even as I'm working on this post, I find it IMPOSSIBLE to get any new photographs of what they're finding as they clear out the mall.

    Google is censoring all the photos.

    Zombie wrote this important article on the media censorship of the Kenyan Mall Jihad.
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    The Spirit of Shenzen, and it’s growing meaning

    As an objective observer notes the bumbling, amateur, naive decline of the spirit of the USA as articulated by founders right through the great immigration waves in the 20th century in view of the growing impact of the free trade and manufacturing and engineering zone of Shenzen, China add this.
    In the past several years something like shock and awe passed thru US analytical desktops as China allowed two new (manned) aircraft to be photographed. The J-20 stealth fighter, and then the J-31 stealth aircraft which appeared as China deployed it first (Russian built) aircraft carrier armed with the Chinese built version of the SU-33. Incidentally, they are now putting together their own indigenously constructed carrier which looks like it may be the size of ours.
    The Diplomat:

    China Says J-31 Fighter Will Compete With F-35 for Sales

    A PLA Navy official has confirmed to state-run media outlets that China will export the Shenyang J-31 twin-engine fifth generation fighter jet.
    According to the Taiwan-based Want China Times, Admiral Zhang Zhaozhong told the People’s Daily this week that the J-31 was never built with China’s military in mind, and it was highly unlikely that the PLA would ever operate J-31s off of its aircraft carriers. Instead, the J-31 was designed for export to China’s strategic partners and allies, particularly those that couldn’t purchase the F-35.
    The J-31, often referred to as the Falcon Hawk, Falcon Eagle, F-60 or J-21, is one of China’s two prototype fifth-generation aircraft, the other being the J-20. It is built by Shenyang Aircraft Corporation, and images of the aircraft first began appearing on the internet around this time last year.
    Photos of the J-31 allegedly conducting its first test run surfaced last November, followed by a one-quarter scale model of the stealth fighter being showcased the same month at the China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition, China’s largest airshow. It was identified only as the Advanced Fighter Concept at the show, although reports in China’s state-run media said that prototype was a J-31. More recently, last month, the Global Times posted a picture of a J-31 doing a test run on its online edition.
    Previous reports in China’s state-run media have been mixed as to whether the J-31 would serve as the PLA’s future carrier-based fighter, or whether it was intended for foreign customers. Sun Cong, the chief designer of both China’s current carrier-based aircraft, the J-15, as well as the J-31, told the People’s Dailyearlier this year that future versions of the J-31 might become China next-generation carrier-borne fighter jet. However, representatives from the Aviation Industry Corporation of China, a state-owned aerospace company that displayed the prototype at the airshow last November, billed it at the time as intended for export.
    An article in the People’s Daily at the end of last month did little to clarify matters. The article referred to the J-31 as a fourth-generation stealth fighter, while also saying that is comparable to the U.S.’ F-35 fighter jets. The report first said that it would be exported abroad as a competitor to the F-35, before discussing the possibility that it will be China’s next carrier-borne fighter.
    “Experts predict that the J-31 will make rapid inroads in the international market in the future, and will undoubtedly steal the limelight from the F-35,” the People’s Daily report said, noting also that competition to sell the fighter jets to international customers was “becoming a new variable in the Sino-US strategic game.”
    The report added that, “The J-31, with its main target as the export market, represents a serious threat to U.S. arms manufacturers.” Later in the same article, however, People’s Daily noted that the plane’s landing gear was built to sustain the impact of landing on a carrier better than the current J-15s, and therefore might be used as China’s future carrier-based jet.
    And we go on and on, with no sense of urgency about the economy, the fed, the debt, the increasing erosion of every form of deterrence, and a society more concerned with benefits than what’s left of the baton we hand our children.
    If there WAS someplace to go that WAS America …. the place the Chinese of the 19th and 20th century called the ‘Golden Mountain’.. 
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