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Saturday, January 25, 2014


GOP Aide: Logic of GOP Leaders Angering Base Over Immigration So Close to Election Is “Baffling”


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Profits for "the Prophet's" Followers: Where Does It Come From?

Since Muhammad, orthodox Muslims have found methods to simultaneously weaken non-Muslims while strengthening Islam. Muhammad raided the caravans of his enemies, for example, which materially supported his army while impoverishing Islam's enemies.

With the establishment of the jizya — the tax Christians and Jews must pay in Muslim countries — the power of the Muslim state increases while simultaneously weakening competing ideologies.

Al Qaeda and the Taliban are following Muhammad's example. The organizations and their operations are funded in two ways. One is by growing opium and selling it to the infidels, which of course, is a way to simultaneously strengthen their cause and weaken their enemies. The answer to this is to not buy their drugs, of course. And try to prevent it from being imported into our country. And to do whatever we can to stop funding the forces working against us.

The second way Al Qaeda and the Taliban are funded is with Saudi oil money, a source of money that also supports the Muslim Brotherhood, the Muslim Students Association, and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (the OIC, the largest voting bloc in the U.N. and the largest international organization outside the U.N.).

Saudi Arabia is the most influential member of the illegal price fixing cartel, OPEC, and Saudi Arabia insists on keeping the world price of oil high — simultaneously strengthening orthodox Islam and weakening non-Muslims globally. Iran is also an influential member of OPEC. Iranian oil money funds their nuclear program, and financially supports Hezbollah and Hamas.

In other words, OPEC keeps the world price of oil high, which simultaneously strengthens their cause and weakens their enemies. The answer to this is to not buy their oil, of course. And try to prevent it from being imported into our country. And to do whatever we can to stop funding the forces working against us.

But there's a catch. We produce oil ourselves. Many people believe the answer is to keep using oil but avoid importing any. But whether we import OPEC oil or drill it at home, the world's oil price remains the same because OPEC produces such a large percentage of the world's oil supply that they can dictate the price. And if we don't import it, other infidels will, and at OPEC's inflated price. So the third jihad retains its funding whether we abstain from importing oil or not. In fact, even if we import none of their oil, we still import their price because our own oil producers sell it to us at the world oil price, not some specially discounted price for their fellow citizens.

But if we could drill enough, couldn't we lower the world's oil price? Yes, if we could drill the equivalent of what all twelve OPEC nations produce, we might do it. But the oil produced in infidel nations is more expensive to produce, so if our domestic oil producers drilled enough oil to drop the global price, it would likely stop being profitable for most of them. Saudi Arabia has the advantage because theirs is the cheapest-to-produce oil in the world.

So they have us over a barrel. But only as long as oil retains its monopoly. As soon as the fuel market has competition, the monopoly will be broken, fuel prices will drop drastically, new businesses will boom in our country because the new competing fuels will be produced domestically, and the regimes running the OPEC nations will collapse because they won't be able to sustain their spending. Funds now promoting jihad around the world will dry up. And the economies of the free world will thrive.

This is entirely possible. And this year we could see the oil monopoly go the way of AT&T's long-distance monopoly. Two developments in the United States show a great deal of promise: The Fuel Freedom Foundation will be initiating several pilot projects in U.S. cities in 2014, and a bill has already been introduced into the U.S. Congress that would instantly create fuel competition in America. It's called the Open Fuel Standard Act and several powerful organizations have endorsed it, including ACT for America and the U.S. Energy Security Council.

The end of oil's monopoly is the most effective way to end the third jihad. Breaking oil's monopoly on transportation would simultaneously weaken the global jihad and strengthen non-Muslim nations around the world. Please throw your weight behind this movement and help your fellow non-Muslims see the wisdom and urgency in opening transportation fuel to a free market. The way to win this war is to concentrate our forces at the decisive point. Oil's monopoly is the decisive point.
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What does Pakistani society think of the Muslim Ms. Marvel?

The UPI's told that in Pakistan, there's mixed reactions to Marvel's forced introduction of a Muslim Ms. Marvel. As expected, there's positive reactions, but the negative ones are probably the more interesting:
Not everyone is thrilled. Some women voiced strong concerns, even expressing suspicion of a conspiracy to discredit Pakistani society.

"It is unrealistic for a girl to be a superhero," housewife Sanam Iqbal told UPI Next. "The dress Kamala Khan will be wearing doesn't represent our Muslim culture either.

"I can't expect that Kamala Khan is going to build our country's image. I am sure there will be a conspiracy behind this idea, either to disrespect our family values or to damage our religion."

Hina Gulraiz, a Lahore dentist with in-laws in the United States, said Kamala Khan would create problems in Muslim families trying to follow their normal ways.

"I visit the U.S. often and I am sure that if Kamala Khan's character hurts our values in any case it will not be accepted. We don't want our girls so open to the world, because it is against our religion and values," Gulraiz told UPI Next.
This isn't so surprising that while some Muslims might condone the idea as a propaganda vehicle for normalizing Islam, much like gay and lesbian belief systems (which Islam is against far more than Judeo-Christianity is), others won't approve because the approach is just not Islamic enough for their narrow tastes. Nor is it surprising that they'd consider it anathema to their belief that a woman's place is beneath that of men.
Amjad Saleem, owner of Saanjh Publications, which publishes novels, poetry and Muslim philosophy books, predicted that readers will rush to buy comic books depicting Kamala Khan.
Not necessarily. Those Muslims - in Pakistan and elsewhere - who oppose the idea of a girl even remotely taking up a lifestyle that's independent of her family, are unlikely to go for it or approve of their daughters reading it. I predict Saudi Arabia is the Muslim enclave where the book is least likely to turn up. You can't please everyone, and this book is bound to be an example of one that won't. In fact, now that I recall, there are Muslims out there who detest stories with magic and other sci-fi elements, and there could be those out there who won't go for it because of their dislike of fantasy themes. There's something Marvel's staff didn't ponder.
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BREAKING: Three Shot Dead At Columbia Mall, Maryland

From WTOP:
Saturday - 1/25/2014, 1:08pm ET

WASHINGTON - Howard County Police say that three people have been killed in a shooting at the Columbia Mall.

Police have not identified any of the victims, but say that one of the dead is the suspected shooter. They say that they believe the mall is secure, but that people inside should wait for word from the police.

Spokeswoman Denise Weist, of the Howard County Fire and Rescue Department, says the department received the call at about 11:15 a.m. Saturday.

WTOP's Ari Ashe, on the scene, says the report said that the shots were coming from the JC Penney.

Ashe says at least 100 police officers have descended on the mall from Howard, Anne Arundel and Montgomery Counties, as well as the Maryland State Police. SWAT units and officers in fatigues were walking around the scene and helicopters were flying overhead.

Police and fire units are "everywhere you look," Ashe says. "Most of the mall has been taped off ... It is locked down fully."

One man who was in the food court at the time told WTOP that he was having lunch with his family when he heard four shots - "one shot, then two more, then a final one." He says he and his group "huddled under a table" and then "booked it out of there."

His guess is that the shooting happened on the lower level. "It was kind of surreal," he said, adding that he froze for a moment at first. "You hear about it on TV and you don't think you're going to be a part of it."

Another man, who was driving toward the mall, told WTOP that he saw "a whole lot of people in big bunches running away" and "a whole lot of police driving into the mall from all over."
No further information is available right now.

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NAZI "Reichsführer SS" Heinrich Himmler's missing archive emerges in Israel


From Will at THE OTHER NEWS:
The 'Great Mufti' el Husseini and "Reichsführer SS" Heinrich Himmler

NAZI "Reichsführer SS" Heinrich Himmler's missing archive emerges in Israel. (DieWelt).

"Die Welt" exclusive: 69 years after Heinrich Himmler's suicide his private letters and photographs have surfaced in Israel.
They provide insight into the life of one of the main orchestrators of the Holocaust.
"Die Welt" obtained copies of the previously unpublished documents that have been kept in the private home of an Israeli Jew for a very long time. Eventually they came into the possession of a private archive and are now stored in a bank vault in Tel Aviv. 

In addition to the letters Himmler wrote to his wife Margarethe (Marga) from 1927 to five weeks before his suicide in 1945, there are many previously unknown photographs, and the estate of Himmler's foster son and other papers such as recipe books.


According to the German Federal Archive's (Bundesarchiv) expert assessment, there is verifiable proof that the documents are authentic

President Michael Hollmann told "Die Welt": "We are sure about these documents." In the expert opinion of the world's most important institution dealing with the written legacy of the "Third Reich", it says: "There is no reason to doubt the authenticity of the documents in Tel Aviv. "
Read and see the full story here.
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D'Souza Forced to Post $500,000 Bond for $20K Campaign Contribution, Despite The Fact That the Amount Doesn't Even Fit The Requirement to Bring Criminal Case


In 2011, Dinesh D'Souza made a movie about Barack Obama which posited the idea that Obama's motivations are primarily Anti-Colonialist in nature.

In other words, according to D'Souza, Obama believes Colonialism left behind a World Order which benefited the former Colonialists and would be permanently damaging to the former "Colonies", if something wasn't done to right the wrongs.

I can't see that this is a terribly offensive accusation. It would seem to me Barack Obama and the people who work for him, have articulated ideas like this during his time in office.

But apparently this film really pissed off Obama and his minions, because they are doing their best to disable Dinesh D'Souza.

Read on.

From The Blaze:
The prosecutor said that D’Souza was indicted after he directed an individual who worked for him and another person who lived with him to each make $10,000 in donations to Long’s campaign with the understanding that he would reimburse them for their contributions, which he did soon afterward. 
Cohen made the disclosures as D’Souza, 52, of San Diego, pleaded not guilty to charges that he violated campaign finance laws. He was released on $500,000 bond and his travel was restricted to the United States. 
His lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, told U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman there was not much dispute about what happened. “I think there’s a dispute over how it happened and whether what happened violated federal law,” Brafman said. 
He said he had been in discussions with the government for some time before his client was indicted and had hoped to convince prosecutors that criminal charges were inappropriate. 
Outside court, Brafman said there was no corrupt intent, a necessary component of the law, in his client’s actions, and he said the $20,000 in donations fell short of the $25,000 required to bring a criminal case. 
He said it was a situation that was normally resolved with a fine rather than criminal charges.
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Gangster Government In The USA


What we have here is Government a la Chavez in the USA. And yet we do nothing about it, same as the Venezuelans.

Si, se Puede!

From Reliapundit at Astute Bloggers:


  1. ANTI-OBAMA MOVIEMAKER INDICTED...
  2. Cuomo subpoenas conservative activist James O'Keefe...
  3. IRS targets conservative group in Hollywood...
  4. Gov. McDonnell rejected plea offer to face one felony, spare wife any charges, avoid trial...
  5. Christie accused of shutting urban DMV office because local pols opposed him...
  6. U.S. Attorney Subpeonas Christie Re-Election Campaign And State Republican Party
  7. The IRS Scandal, Day 259
  8. Palin’s Father Audited 6 Times Since 2008…No Audits in the Previous 45 Years

  9. EPA accused of singling out conservative groups
  10. OBAMA TARGETED BOEING AND GIBSON GUITARS
  11. UPDATE: SENATOR BOB MENENDEZ (D-NJ) WHO HAS LED THE SENATE'S PUSH FOR TOUGHER SANCTIONS AGAINST IRAN - WHICH OBAMA OPPOSES - IS NOW BEING INVESTOGATED BY OBAMA'S FBI.
SCARY. (Update: Power Line agrees with TAB.)
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Will Britain One Day Be Muslim?


From the Daily Mail:
This week has been another terrible one for those of us who want a society in which all races, religions and cultures mix to their mutual advantage and enrichment. On Tuesday, five men were sentenced to life in prison for plotting to use a huge fertiliser bomb in what would have been the UK's largest mass murder. 
Omar Khyam, Waheed Mahmood, Salahuddin Amin, Anthony Garcia and Jawad Akbar - first and second generation immigrants - responded to the tolerance of the British people by trying to kill as many of them as possible. 
Is it absurd to hope that the exposure of their evil after a 13-month trial which cost an estimated £50 million has finally provided the wake-up call that this slumbering country so badly needs? Or will we continue to allow the politically-correct lunatics to stay in charge of what is becoming an asylum? 
I'm one of those old-fashioned immigrants to this country who feels passionately grateful, is proudly British (as well as Irish - having been born in Dublin), and believes that immigrants have more duties than rights. 
And, further, that one of those is to adjust to British society rather than expecting it to adjust to them. 
However, one aspect of contemporary British society which I refuse to adjust to is its weakness in the face of the enemy within. In my many conversations with like-minded people about the threat that radical Islam poses to the British way of lifen - and, indeed, to European civilisation - we frequently end by despairingly agreeing that the West seems intent on committing political and cultural suicide. 
When we look starkly at the demographic statistics, the wimpishness of our Establishment in the face of the threat, the perversions perpetrated by political correctness and our own passivity, it's hard to avoid the conclusion that within a couple of generations, Islam will be in control in Europe. 
And before anyone says that there would be nothing wrong if this happened, since the vast majority of Muslims are tolerant people who would not dream of interfering with our way of life, it's necessary to point out that in Muslim countries, it's usually the radicals and extremist mullahs - who regard tolerance as a vice - who make the running. 
This occurs too in microcosm in Muslim ghettoes around Europe: we saw the frightening fundamentalist fringe of Islam marching, threatening and perpetrating violence over the publication of cartoons depicting Mohammed in Denmark while the majority of Muslims - who, yes, of course, are tolerant and decent - kept their mouths shut and stayed at home. Yes, Islam may be a great religion. 
But in its fundamentalist version, some of its values are antipathetic to ours, and if they triumph in Europe, they will threaten our values such as freedom of thought and speech and the spirit of intellectual inquiry that made European civilisation great and prosperous. 
The danger of ending up like those poor, despotic and medieval Islamic states in which millions live miserably is a prospect that Christians, Hindus, moderate Muslims and non-believers should be uniting to prevent. But the truth is that we are doing little to stop it. 
Consider first at a few chilling statistics. Europeans are failing to reproduce. Just to keep the population steady, you need 2.1 live births per woman. However, in 2005, the European average was 1.38. In Ireland it was 1.9, France 1.89, Germany 1.35 and Italy 1.23. Britain scored in the middle of this range with 1.6, but that was because - like France - we have a large Muslim population with a high birth rate. Indeed, Muslims are outbreeding non-Muslims throughout Europe. 
"Just look at the development within Europe," said a triumphant Norwegian imam a few months ago, "where the number of Muslims is expanding like mosquitoes. Every Western woman in the EU is producing an average of 1.4 children. 
Every Muslim woman in the same countries is producing 3.5 children. Our way of thinking will prove more powerful than yours." The big question this poses is: why are we not reproducing? 
There are many reasons, but probably the most important are the decline of religion and the liberation of women. In Ireland, when the Roman Catholic Church effectively ran society, sex was for procreation, contraceptives were banned, the normal size for a family was around five or six children, but 12 or 13 were not uncommon. 
As the country embraced secularism in the 1980s, birth rates plummeted, exacerbated by the new-found confidence of women that made them choose careers rather than domesticity. Whereas in the 1970s, I was regarded in both the UK and Ireland as odd for being married but voluntarily childless, these days, childlessness is a common choice. It is a world where one child families abound and to have more than two children is to be regarded as eccentric and probably environmentally irresponsible. 
Moreover, the erosion of family life and the long-hours culture place a very heavy burden on those prepared to rear the next generation. Despite these social forces, even in the UK, devout Muslims and orthodox Jews obey instructions to have large families. 
Confronted with this demographic-revolution and official statistics which showed there were too few young people to support an ageing population, European governments decided to embrace immigration as an inherent good without giving any thought to the consequences. 
As a result, politicians and businessmen assured us that we had to have economic growth in order to prop up ever greater public spending and that it could be provided only by importing large numbers of workers from abroad. 
But why wasn't there a national debate about whether it was wise to mortgage our cultural future for the sake of a mess of financial pottage? 
Where were the politicians arguing against the doctrine of multiculturalism which holds that upholding majority values is somehow illegitimate? 
Who among the liberal elite's commentariat were challenging the moral relativism that flew in the face of sense and sensibility by insisting that the culture of Shakespeare, the King James Bible, Keats's poetry, Turner's paintings and Elgar's music was no more important than - and probably morally inferior to - the cultures of other imported, minorities? 
We know the answer all too well. Cries of racism drowned out rational argument - not just here, but throughout old Europe. 
As one gloomster put it: "Political correctness, which is to thought what sentimentality is to compassion, means that the intelligentsia of the West has disarmed itself in advance of any possible struggle." 
The result of all this, as recent events have made tragically clear, was that British culture was undermined and social cohesion severely damaged. Separated from mainstream society by geographical and cultural apartheid, which has been fostered by multiculturalism, many immigrants were denied the chance to integrate. 
And, instead of being told by the host community that if they didn't want to adhere to the values of a liberal, pluralistic democracy, they should return home, they were asked how they would like Britain to conform to their values. The story was much the same throughout Europe. 
The robust American political commentator, Mark Steyn, a disillusioned Anglophile, has already written us off. The thesis of his blackly comic book, America Alone: The End Of The World As We Know It, is that the US will survive because the religious Right are confident and reproduce, but that Europe is finished. 
It's not just demographic decline, he says, it's also the unsustainability of the modern welfare state in which we depend so much on the State rather than on our own individual resources. 
We are also, he believes, suffering from 'civilisational exhaustion': cultural disintegration brought about by big government which has fatally destroyed our sense of self-reliance. 
Meanwhile, we are importing large numbers of unemployed youths from abroad in order to maintain our standard of living, yet many of these newcomers have nothing but contempt for our way of life and some even wish to destroy it. Steyn sees this as a civil war which Europe is too timid even to acknowledge, let alone win. He says: "Islam has youth and will, Europe has age and welfare." 
It's hard not to agree with Mark Steyn, especially as every day seems to bring more evidence that as a society we are terminally mad. For example, this week's fertiliser bomb trial had heard that the key plotters had been radicalised by the hate preacher Omar Bakri Mohammed, whom the judge condemned as "a master of cowardice who lurked in the shadows". This was the same firebrand who, as an asylum- seeker here, had pocketed £275,000 in welfare benefits. 
Despite all this, I still believe there are grounds for hope - largely because Muslim hotheads have overplayed their hand by blowing people up, rioting in their neighbourhoods or broadcasting hate-filled speeches which alienate them from the host society. 
The sharp-suited, soft-spoken undercover agents of the Muslim Brotherhood (the banned Egyptian group whose former members include Osama Bin Laden) understand that power is best secured by stealth - by infiltrating institutions and seducing the media. Libya's Colonel Gaddafi once exemplified this policy. 
He said: "There are signs that Allah will grant Islam victory in Europe - without swords, without guns, without conquests. The 50 million Muslims of Europe will turn it into a Muslim continent within a few decades." 
But the violent extremists have provoked some signs of a backlash, not just among the indigenous populations of Europe but among those tolerant immigrants who value the countries that took them in. 
The Swedes, of all people, whom liberals claimed had produced a perfect society, are trying to row back on the welfare state, to encourage the work ethic and are demanding that immigrants integrate. Nyamko Sabuni, a female, Muslim, African immigrant who is now the country's integration and equality minister, insists that all immigrants should learn Swedish and find a job. 
She is also intent on criminalising forced marriages, checking girls for evidence of female circumcision and banning the veil, as well as state funding for religious schools. Petitions from Muslim groups demanding she be sacked have so far been resisted. 
There are similar small glimmers of hope in other European countries: if Nicolas Sarkozy, the son of a Hungarian immigrant, wins the French presidential election tomorrow, he will have a mandate to restore sanity to France. 
In Britain, we have bishops such as Ugandan-born John Sentamu and Pakistan-born Michael Nazir-Ali who are vigorously arguing for indigenous British and Christian values. Above all, it is time the blunt truth was told about the dangers posed by radical Islam. 
We wring our hands over Iraq and blame Bush and Blair, but Al Qaeda was engaged on its murderous mission and Omar Bakri was preaching violent jihad in Britain years ago, in the days of Clinton and Major. Right across the world, fundamentalist Muslims are fighting people of all religions as well as non-believers, because they are trying to impose their will through violence. But where is the resistance to this? In Britain, we have a consensus imposed by political correctness where such threats are not discussed. In other words, dissenting voices are censored. 
The Tories are scared to talk about immigration. Worse still, they're shutting their eyes tight when it comes to confronting the Islamist threat within our midst and the need for Britain to face the threat to its cultural survival and deal with it resolutely. Yes, the vast majority of Muslims in Britain are tolerant and law-abiding but this is no time for timidity. The enemy may be a minority but he is within, armed and dangerous and we have to deal with him.
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Friday, January 24, 2014

The Marshall Tucker Band
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This Old Cowboy


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Video - Syrian opposition leader caught raping his granddaughter


From Will at THE OTHER NEWS:



Video - Syrian opposition leader caught raping his granddaughter.HT: Tundratabloids.

Lars Hedegaard was sentenced for hate speech when he said that there are stories of muslim girls being raped by their uncles, their fathers and grandfathers.”

Mohammed Qasim Al Nasooh imam of a mosque in eastern countryside of Idlib , who later became commander of the Ahbab Al Sahaba battalion, commits incest with his granddaughter.
In the video the girl named Yosra Mohamed Rashid confesses that he is her grandfather and says that they had no bad intentions.


From TundraTabloids: My buddy Steen at Snaphanen has the full transcript in English.

Excerpt: Camera man: Oh yeah, that’s right you’re not.. I just have everything on video… here’ I’m coming down.. is this you or not you?

Girl: Please for god’s sake

Other man: to old man: What are you doing here you son of a bitch.. slaps.. slaps.. you are not fucking her?

Old man begging

They order him to sit

Camera man: Really.. congratulations.. hands behind your back.. shoot him…(gun cocked)… you know what. Wait.. put your hands behind.. don’t shoot him, don’t shoot him, don’t shoot him, your back.

Camera man to girl: How are you related? Look at the camera, look at the camera, how are you related? Sit next to him, look at the camera.. (slap)

Girl: he’s my grandpa
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Toronto: Muslim, Farshad, Slits Girlfriend Catrina's Throat From Ear To Ear And Sets Her On Fire

"But, he had a lot of money, and he drove a Porsche"

Mommas don't let your daughters date Muslims.

From Creeping Sharia:

TORONTO — A killer slit a university student’s throat from ear to ear and set her on fire, a jury heard Monday. 
In her opening to the jury, Crown attorney Jennifer Stanton said Farshad “Shawn”Badakhshan, who was dating the victim, trapped Carina Petrache, 23, in his basement bedroom at his Toronto home by lighting a fire on July 2, 2010. 
Badakhshan, 30, has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder. He contends he’s not criminally responsible because he suffered from a mental disorder at the time.Stanton said some of Petrache’s friends didn’t approve of her relationship with Badakhshan, describing him as “jealous and controlling.” 
She planned on going swimming with an ex-boyfriend and a girlfriend on the day she was attacked, court heard. Petrache lived in the same building — which contained several rooms and self-contained apartments — as Badakhshan. 
The pair had started dating after she moved into the building. But their relationship was “tumultuous” as Badakhshan objected to her socializing with others or without him. Petrache’s friends implored her to end the relationship, said Stanton. 
He “trapped her in his basement bedroom” and stabbed her in the torso and slit her throat “ear to ear,” the Crown said. He set her ablaze and in the struggle “also got caught on fire.” 
The accused disarmed the downstairs smoke detector by removing its batteries and four separate fires were started, court heard. 
The bleeding and burning victim eluded her attacker and staggered upstairs with the blazing Badakhshan pursuing her. 
Another tenant heard a moaning sound, before seeing Petrache “covered in blood and on fire” as she walked into the kitchen and collapsed, court heard. 
The burning Badakhshan entered the kitchen and sat down on a chair. The frantic tenant tried to extinguish both burning people and shouted “fire” to alert the other tenants.Petrache died of her neck wound and burns, which engulfed 60% to 70% of her body, en route to the hospital, court heard. 
The badly-disfigured accused lost his left leg, most of his ears and the top of his scalp.When a firefighter asked the dying, bloodied woman if someone did this to her, “she nodded in the affirmative,” said Stanton.
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The ObamaCare Assets Grab

From Fox News (hat tip to Diary of a Right Wing Pussycat):
ObamaCare death debt? States can seize assets to recoup Medicaid costs

Tom Gialanella, 56, was shocked to find out he qualified for Medicaid under ObamaCare. The Bothell, Wash., resident had been able to retire early years ago, owns his home outright in a pricey Seattle suburb and is living off his investments.

He wanted no part of the government's so-called free health care. "It's supposed to be a safety net program. It's not supposed to be for someone who has assets who can pay the bill," he said.

And after reading the fine print, Gialanella had another reason to flee Medicaid -- the potential death debt.

Though many may not realize it, states are allowed to recover the cost of health care after someone's death by seizing their assets. It applies to Medicaid recipients who are between the ages of 55 and 64. The law has been in place since 1993, when Congress realized states were going broke over rising Medicaid expenses.

But under ObamaCare, Medicaid eligibility has expanded dramatically along with the promise that the federal government will pick up the cost of the higher tab -- at least for the first few years, after which states will be on the hook for a portion of the increase.

Millions more are entering the system, perhaps without knowing that their assets could be at risk.

[...]

Critics see a money grab.

"I think that people are maybe in for a shock when they find out their heirs are going to be paying for their care, because they got into a system under false pretenses," said Dr. Jane Orient of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, a group opposed to the Affordable Care Act.

The estate recovery law is so under the radar right now that interest groups like the AARP are still studying how it will play out under ObamaCare for seniors....
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Schumer Calls For Using IRS To Curtail Tea Party Activities


From the Free Beacon:
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) proposed using the Internal Revenue Service to curtail Tea Party group funding during a speech on how to “exploit” and “weaken” the movement at the Center for American Progress on Thursday. 
Arguing that Tea Party groups have a financial advantage after the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision, Schumer said the Obama administration should bypass Congress and institute new campaign finance rules through the IRS. 
“It is clear that we will not pass anything legislatively as long as the House of Representatives is in Republican control, but there are many things that can be done administratively by the IRS and other government agencies—we must redouble those efforts immediately,” Schumer said. 
“One of the great advantages the Tea Party has is the huge holes in our campaign finance laws created [by] the ill advised decision [Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission],” Schumer said. 
“Obviously the Tea Party elites gained extraordinary influence by being able to funnel millions of dollars into campaigns with ads that distort the truth and attack government.”
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U.S. Oil Boom Upsets World Markets - 15 Refineries Close In Europe - U.S. Cuts Back On Nigerian Crude, and Will Soon Cut Back on Saudi Arabian Crude As Well



This is a post I wrote for Astute Bloggers a few weeks back. 

This is some important shit. Check it out.

The Muslim world is about to take a big hit, and it is directly the result of American Capitalism.

It is not because of Obama, or our war policy, or because Americans are, or are not aware of Sharia law and the evils of Islam.

It is because Capitalists believed that with investments in Fracking technology, they could bring oil up from the Earth that was never previously thought to be recoverable.

Hail Capitalism.

From Bloomberg: 
The U.S. oil boom has put European refineries out of business and undercut West African crude suppliers. Now domestic drillers threaten to roil Asian markets and challenge producers in the Middle East and South America.
Fifteen European refineries have closed in the past five years, with a 16th due to shut this year, the International Energy Agency said, as the U.S. went from depending on fuel from Europe to being a major exporter to the region.

Nigeria, which used to send the equivalent of a dozen supertankers of crude a month to the U.S., now ships fewer than three, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

And cheap oil from the Rocky Mountains, where output has grown 31 percent since 2011, will soon allow West Coast companies to cut back on imports of pricier grades from Saudi Arabia andVenezuela that they process for customers in Asia, the world’s fastest-growing market.

“I don’t really think anyone saw this coming,” said Steve Sawyer, an analyst with FACTS Global Energy in London

Everyone should read the Astute Bloggers. 

Back to the story.

“The U.S. shale boom happened much faster than people thought. We’re in the middle of a new game. There’s nothing in the past that predicts what the future will be.”
Advances in extracting oil from shale rock drove a 39 percent jump in U.S. production since 2011, the steepest rise in history, and will boost output to a 28-year high this year, according to the EIA. While drilling in shale is more expensive than other methods and poses environmental challenges, the prospect of a growing supply is encouraging analysts to predict a more energy-independent nation.
I want to add something. Europe was hardest hit at first by this boom in American Oil and Technology.

And that is unfortunate.

But, while I am not sure of the reason, one can bet it's because of European Government regulation of the oil industry driving the base price of oil production above market value.
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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Why Muslims Cannot Adopt - A sordid Story of Sex


From Planck's Constant:

Adoption under Islamic law is different than commonly practiced in other cultures. The term that Muslims use for their version of adoption is called kafala, meaning "to feed," which is more descriptive of a foster parent than an adoptive parent. 
One may wonder why the Quran forbids Muslim parents to treat their adopted children the same as their biological children. For example, adopted children do not inherit from their adoptive parents and adopted children are not maharim (1)to their adoptive family, that is, they are not blood relatives and so a Muslim man may legally have sex with his adopted daughter (or with his adopted son's wife).
Why is this so? The reason is simple ...
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"Electric Drive Vehicles Have Little Impact on U.S. Pollutant Emissions"


From Doug Ross:
A new study from North Carolina State University indicates that even a sharp increase in the use of electric drive passenger vehicles (EDVs) by 2050 would not significantly reduce emissions of high-profile air pollutants carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide or nitrogen oxides. “EDVs” is a catch-all term that includes hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery electric vehicles. 
“We wanted to see how important EDVs may be over the next 40 years in terms of their ability to reduce emissions,” says Dr. Joseph DeCarolis, an assistant professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering at NC State and senior author of a paper on the new model. 
“We found that increasing the use of EDVs is not an effective way to produce large emissions reductions.” 
The researchers ran 108 different scenarios in a powerful energy systems model to determine the impact of EDV use on emissions between now and 2050. They found that, even if EDVs made up 42 percent of passenger vehicles in the U.S., there would be little or no reduction in the emission of key air pollutants. 
“There are a number of reasons for this,” DeCarolis says. “In part, it’s because some of the benefits of EDVs are wiped out by higher emissions from power plants. Another factor is that passenger vehicles make up a relatively small share of total emissions, limiting the potential impact of EDVs in the first place. For example, passenger vehicles make up only 20 percent of carbon dioxide emissions. 
“From a policy standpoint, this study tells us that it makes more sense to set emissions reductions goals, rather than promoting specific vehicle technologies with the idea that they’ll solve the problem on their own.” 
Doug Ross comments: When the complete history of the "green" movement is written, it will go down in history as the greatest wealth transfer scam in the history of the world.
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U.S. is the chief facilitator of the persecution of Christians around the world today



Prominent indicators confirm that the U.S. is the chief facilitator of the persecution of Christians around the world today.
According to the recently released 2014 World Watch List, which ranks the 50 nations where Christians are most persecuted, Syria is the third worst nation in the world in which to be Christian, Iraq is fourth, Afghanistan fifth, and Libya 13th. All four countries receive the strongest designation, "extreme persecution" (other designations are "severe," "moderate," and "sparse" persecution).
.......Aside from being so closely and harshly ranked, these four nations have something else in common: heavy U.S. involvement. Three-Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya-were "liberated" thanks to U.S. forces, while in the fourth, Syria, the U.S. is actively sponsoring "freedom fighters" against the regime, many of whom would be better labeled "terrorists."

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Tunisian Lawmakers' Debate On Whether Apostasy Should Be a Crime Leads To Violence


From Ansamed:
(ANSAmed) - ROME - A melee between secular and religious Tunisian lawmakers last night disrupted voting on a draft constitution, underscoring tensions over the role of Islam and the transition to democracy three years after the nation's revolution. 
Peppered with shouts, fits of tears, chants of 'Allahu Akbar' (God is great), shoving matches, and MPs leaving the room, the debate foundered on an article banning accusations of apostasy, which means renouncing one's religion. 
Religious MPs said the article is ''contrary to Islam'', while secular ones said allowing the charge of apostasy in the constitution would mean giving jihadists license to kill. 
Elected in October 2011, the constituent assembly was expected to come up with a final draft within a year, but its work has been stymied by infighting, social unrest, and the assassination last year of two secular politicians, allegedly killed by hardline Islamist militants, whose violent proliferation since the 2011 uprising has widened the rift between Islamist and secular parties. 
The ruling moderate Islamist Ennahda party having agreed to step down, approving the constitution is a key step before a caretaker government takes office to prepare for new elections later this year. 
Deputy Assembly Speaker Meherzia Labidi, who is from the Ennahda party, ended up adjourning the session to Wednesday. (ANSAmed).
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Independent Review Board Declares NSA Mass Data Collection Illegal In Major Challenge To Obama

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Report: White House Officials Worried Obamacare Website So Flawed It Could Bankrupt Health Insurance Companies

I Am The Emperor Honey Boo Boo

From Fox News:
While the administration publicly expresses full confidence in its health care law, privately it fears one part of the system is so flawed it could bankrupt insurance companies and cripple ObamaCare itself. 
“Week after week, month after month,” says John Goodman of the National Center for Policy Analysis, “the Obama administration kept telling us everything’s working fine, there’s no problem and then they turn on a dime and fire their contractor.” 
To justify a no-bid contract with Accenture after firing CGI as the lead contractor, the administration released documents from the Department of Health and Human Services and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services that offered a rare glimpse of its worst fears, saying the problems with the website puts “the entire health insurance industry at risk” … “potentially leading to their default and disrupting continued services and coverage to consumers.” 
Then it went even further, saying if the problems were not fixed by mid-March, “they will result in financial harm to the government.” It even added that without the fixes “the entire health care reform program is jeopardized.”
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Global Warming Scientist, Michael Mann, To Be Cross-examined Under Oath


From Ace of Spades:
Usually, you don’t welcome a nuisance lawsuit, because it’s a nuisance. It consumes time. It costs money. But this is a different matter in light of one word: discovery. 
If Mann sues us, the materials we will need to mount a full defense will be extremely wide-ranging. So if he files a complaint, we will be doing more than fighting a nuisance lawsuit; we will be embarking on a journalistic project of great interest to us and our readers.
YOU GOTTA GO READ THE WHOLE THING. 
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Report: White House Worried Israel Is Riling Up the Jews Against Obama


From the Weekly Stadnard:
The Obama administration is worried that Israel is riling up American Jews, according to a report in the Israeli press. The allegations are detailed in a story headlined, “‘US perceives Israel as encouraging anti-Obama backlash among Jews,’” which appears in the Jerusalem Post. 
The Post report reads, “A US official close to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry said both men are disturbed over what is being perceived in their inner circle as ‘Jewish activism in Congress’ that they think is being encouraged by the Israeli government, Israel Radio reported on Thursday. 
“The official has informed Israeli government figures that the president and secretary of state are disappointed over repeated attacks made against them by leading members of the Jewish community in the US.
GO READ THE WHOLE THING.
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Senior meteorologist on extended USA cold blast to last past Groundhog day: ‘WOW F..ing WOW’


From Watt's Up With That:


Normally quiet and reserved WeatherBell senior forecaster Joe D’Aleo (co-founder of the Weather Channel with John Coleman) almost never writes (email subject lines) like this. When he does, it gets my attention. A new forecast shows the cold blast in the eastern half of the USA extending well past Groundhog Day, Feb 2nd, according to their models. WeatherBell has had an excellent track record this winter so far. He says he hasn’t seen anything like it since 1918 when the big flu pandemic hit the USA. Have a look:
D’Aleo writes in a follow up email about the forecast graphic below.
This is the GFS model depiction of the mean anomaly (in degrees C) for the 16 day period through 12z on February 6th.
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EPA Working on a Plan To "Modify The DNA of the Capitalist System"


From Fox News:
A former high-ranking EPA official who recently was sentenced to prison for fraud told lawmakers last month that, before he left the agency, he was working on a “project” examining ways to “modify the DNA of the capitalist system.” 
The startlingly blunt comment was included in newly released transcripts of John Beale’s deposition before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. 
One group that is frequently critical of the Obama administration’s energy policy, the Institute for Energy Research, said the claim is a “smoking gun” that reveals the administration’s true intentions. 
Beale’s credibility is not exactly ironclad. He was sentenced last month to 32 months in prison for bilking taxpayers out of nearly $1 million by pretending to be a CIA agent. But, in the transcripts, he spoke in great detail about meetings he supposedly had with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, back when she was heading the Office of Air and Radiation. 
He argued that environmental regulation was reaching its “limits” because “the fundamental dynamic of the capitalistic system is for businesses and individuals to try to externalize all costs.” 
So he said he began working on his plan. This, he said, involved “coming up with specific proposals that could be — could have been proposed either legislatively or things which could have been done administratively to kind of modify the DNA of the capitalist system.” 
Beale said this “is not new” and has happened “tens of times” in the history of capitalism. “It’s not a God-given system that was created once and never changes. It changes all the time,” he said. 
He said McCarthy was aware of the project and “we met frequently to talk about it and had actually quite deep discussions.” He said, though, that the project was eventually “scrapped.”
My guess is it's another kind of cap-and-trade thing, where they, essentially, tax businesses on all the basic components of their processes.
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