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Saturday, February 08, 2014

Indonesian province enforces sharia against non-Muslims

The Aceh province has increased the choke hold of Islamofascism:
The government of Indonesia's Aceh province has approved a new law obliging every citizen to follow the sharia Islamic legal code regardless of their religion.

Councillor Abdulah Saleh told the Jakarta Post that the new behaviour law, or qanun jinayat, "does indeed oblige everyone in Aceh to follow sharia without exception."

Saleh said that the qanun stipulated that all those found to have violated sharia would be tried under Islamic law regardless of their religion.

Non-Muslim violators of Indonesia's national ciminal code (KUHP) will be given the option to choose between a sharia court or a regular court - but both courts will adhere to islamic legislation.
Then what's the point? Or the difference? It's all the same thing. And it all adds up to fiasco.
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Marvel's allegedly trying to appeal more to women, but it's disputable

The Washington Post wrote about Marvel's allegedly focusing more on women in their output, but if there's one item that sabotages their efforts to be convincing, it's the Muslim Ms. Marvel:
ON WEDNESDAY, Marvel Comics will debut its relaunch of Ms. Marvel — in which she’s introduced as a Muslim American teenager from Jersey City — as part of a broader women’s initiative that the publisher is calling “Characters and Creators.”
Using a story promoting an ideology that's harmful to women is no way to make an initiative for more women readers.
As part of the initiative, Black Widow, Elektra and She-Hulk will be spotlighted in their own books, and X-Men and Captain Marvel will see a new emphasis on women.

Even as Ms. Marvel takes a big step forward for diversity in comics, the “Characters and Creators” initiative has broader implications, as it aims to speak directly to an audience that long was not the target for superhero comic books in America: women and girls.
If they're referring to the Muslim character, then it's a huge step backward, I'm afraid.

In fact, I'm not sure comics publishers never tried to appeal to women decades before. In the 1980s, there were some books that did manage to win female audience members, like New Teen Titans, and Mary Jane Watson as Spider-Man's girlfriend and later wife could've succeeded in appealing to plenty too.
Axel Alonso, Marvel’s editor-in-chief, tells Comic Riffs that the stars of these new books “are not the big-breasted, scantily clad women that perhaps have become the comic-book cliché. They are women with rich interior lives, interesting careers and complicated families who are defined by many things—least of all their looks.”

Sounds promising. Is Alonso worried about scaring off the traditional male readership associated with comic books?

“What people want are heroes,” he tells us from Marvel’s New York offices. “They want fascinating stories with compelling characters, regardless of gender.”

Jeanine Schaefer, who edits the new, all-female X-Men, agrees.

“There’s this fear that the men who have traditionally been our fan base will stop reading if we bring in new voices,” Schaefer tells Comic Riffs. “But we’re finding that that’s just not the case.”

The proof is in the numbers, and in the case of the all-female X-Men series, the numbers are solid. The first book was released last May, and became Marvel’s top-selling comic that month.
For the millionth time, they tell us this without giving any exact numbers. The sales charts show just 53,201 copies sold in December, and it's because, contrary to what they may boast, they're not doing a very good job writing, as the crossovers prove.
The comic book world, Alonso asserts, is no longer a boys’ club. “While we don’t have any market research, the eyes don’t lie,” he tells us. “If you go to conventions and comic book stores, more and more female readers are emerging. They are starved for content and looking for content they can relate to.”

So is this just about the bottom line? Is there a group of dudes sitting around a table at Marvel, trying to come up with books they think female fans will want? After all, according to the Web site Comics Alliance, Marvel only has seven female-led books (DC Comics, for comparison’s sake, has nine female-led books).

“It’s easy for fans to think, ‘They’re just a bunch of guys doing what they think women want,’ ” Schaefer said. But, “It’s not about publicity or trying to jump on the bandwagon.”
I'm afraid they are a bunch of guys doing what they think women want. They think women wanted the Spider-marriage broken up, and still do. They think women are fine with Scarlet Witch being turned into a crackpot, and even after she was cleared (something still debatable, to be sure), they wiped her out. And they even turn Jean Grey into a scapegoat again. I don't see how that appeals to women who may be hoping they'd provide the basis for character drama focus instead.

I also don't think they should be making assumptions without market research or giving the press actual sales figures. And if they're going to stuff blatant politicized issues into the products, then it is about publicity and bandwagon jumps. There may be more women getting into reading comics today, but it's not Marvel's output they care about, nor DC's. A lot of the comics drawing women now come more from smaller companies.
Schaefer says that for many other women editors, writers and artists, these female-led books are “a labor of love.”

“There are women here and there — always have been,” Schaefer says of the comic-book world, both on the creative side and within the fan base. “And we’re trying to make our voices heard.”
Trouble is, if they're working at Marvel under the current conditions, they may not be able to make themselves heard well. The sad reality is that, if the Muslim Ms. Marvel is any indication, some of these efforts are done under a selective bias when the controversy over the belief system they're injecting could've been easily avoided. If they really wanted to please crowds, women included, they wouldn't be going out of their way to shove Islamofascism down everyone's throats.

It's great if there's more women reading comics, but Marvel's current offerings are something they'd be better off without. As long as the editors continue with the anti-Spider-marriage charade, that's another something telling why women just shouldn't try new Marvel books.
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Barack Hussein Soebarkah?


From the American Thinker:


One of the unexplained mysteries in the scanty documentation of the early life of the 44th President of the United States is the appearance of the name Soebarkah as his last name on an official document filled out by his mother.
In a recent contribution to American Thinker, Nick Chase offers very persuasive evidence that the long-form birth certificate released by Obama is a forgery.
While in the midst of developing an argument supporting the idea that Obama was adopted by the Indonesian Lolo Soetoro, Chase states:
Finally, we have Stanley Ann Soetoro's 1968 application to extend her 1965 passport (now destroyed) for an additional two years, as shown in Figure PPA.
On the second page of the application, Ann moved to exclude her son Barack Hussein Obama (Soebarkah) from her passport, but the item has been crossed out -- perhaps on the advice of the consulate in Jakarta, as this would have left seven-year-old Barry passportless -- so it didn't happen.
The appendage "(Soebarkah)" has never been satisfactorily explained by anyone, and I certainly don't know what "Soebarkah" means, but it does seem to indicate a name change or change in citizenship status for the boy.
Clearly, just what constitutes "a satisfactory explanation" varies with respect to persons, subject matter, context, and so forth.
And yet, there is a very good -- and simple -- explanation for the seemingly random appearance of the sobriquet "Soebarkah" on Mother Soetoro's passport application.
Believe it or not, the reason may be linked to one Loretta Fuddy.
Yes, that Loretta Fuddy -- the Hawaii state health director who approved the release of Obama's long-form birth certificate and who has apparently succumbed to a nasty case of post random plane crash induced arrhythmia
Ann Soetoro and Loretta Fuddy appear to have one very odd thing in common: both have been linked to the Subud cult, which originated in, of all places, Indonesia and was founded by the Javanese Muslim Muhammed Subuh.
The smallish cult appears to have had, at least circa 2001 and according to this profile of sorts in the Honolulu Advertiser, 20,000 members worldwide.   Notice the picture of Deliana Fuddy, then "regional helper" and member of the faith?  Let's return to her Subud status in a second. 
Note also that the World Subud organization seems to have been based in, of all cities....wait for it...Chicago.  Indonesia...Chicago...Hawaii... three locales linked to Obama's life.
Next, observe that the Advertiser article states that Subud was introduced to Hawai'i in the 1960s (more on this in the conclusion). 
Now to Ann Soetoro.  She was linked to Subud by her biographer (and New York Times reporter) Janny Scott (Harvard '77) in the book A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mother," reviewed by the New York Times here.
Loretta Fuddy was more than merely a follower of Subud; she worked her way up the ranks and became chairwoman of Subud USA, based in Seattle from 2006 to 2008, and was known to Subud not merely as Loretta Fuddy, but as "Deliana" Loretta Fuddy.  In fact, you can see that in its headline, the official Subud "memorial" page drops "Loretta" and refers simply to "Deliana" Fuddy.
Ann Soetoro's close association with members of the Subud cult will be documented below. But first, note in passing that of all the persons -- Christian, Jew, Muslim, Buddhist, Atheist, Hindu, or you-name-it  --  that could have been installed as Director of the State Department of Health in Hawaii, Hawaii alighted on Fuddy -- a leader of a small cult with roots in Indonesia and connections to Ann Soetoro -- Obama's mother.  Second, observe that Fuddy assumed the Director position in Hawaii in January 2011, just a few months before the release of Obama's long form birth certificate.
Now to Ann Soetoro's links with Subud and to a brief discussion of the Barry "Soebarkah" mystery associated with Ann Soetoro's 1968 passport renewal application.
Read the following excerpt from SubudVoice in 2011 (and please note that I have italicized a couple of sentences to emphasize that the Subud "Staff Reporter" is drawing on material from Janny Scott's biography of Ann Soetoro; they aren't simply making an anonymous, empty assertion that can't be substantiated.)
Obama's mother and Subud
By Staff Reporter...
A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mother,a biography of the mother of US President Obama, Ann DunhamSutoro, contains several references to Subud. As is generally known Obama lived with his mother in Jakarta for some years...
Arianne (no second name) wrote to me to say, "Talked to Irin Poellot who is reading the book about Obama's mother and has already run into several literal mentions of Subud!!! I remember the late Mansur Madeiros mentioning he knew her in Indonesia and he is mentioned in the book! I can't help wondering if we will get inquiries about Subud since it is mentioned often in a book which probably will be widely read. It also is a delicious fact that our Subud sister, Ms Fuddy, just was appointed to her post in the Health Dept in Hawaii in time to be involved in the documentation of fact that Obama was born there."
I wrote back asking for more specific information and Arianne replied, "Irin kindly supplied some quotes:In chapter 4 "Initiation in Java" the Subud members are quoted. And then (on page 116): "...she (Ann) was hired to start an English-language, business-communications department in one of the few private non profit management-training schools in the country."
Ann "found a group of young Americans and Britons enrolled in an intensive course in Bahasa Indonesia, the national language, at the University of Indonesia recalled Irwan Holmes, (a member of the original group). She was looking for teachers. A half dozen of them accepted her invitation, many of them members of an international spiritual organization, Subud, with a residential compound in a suburb of Jakarta.."
And ......Mohammad Mansur Madeiros, a reclusive and scholarly Subud member from Fall River, Massachusetts, and Harvard, whom Ann hired as a teacher, had immersed himself so deeply in Javanese culture, language and religion that friends nicknamed him Mansur Java. When he died in 2007, friends recalled his preference for the company of ordinary Indonesians --street vendors and becak drivers -- over that of other Subud members and expatriates."
But what might the Ann Soetoro, Deliana Fuddy, Subud links really have to do with the sobriquet Barry Soebarkah?
To help answer that, transport yourself backward in time and sit at the feet of the Indonesian Subud master Bapak circa 1963:
Question:1 Many people in Subud change their names. Is this necessary? Is it important? How does the change of a name affect us? Physically, spiritually or both?
Bapak: Brothers and sisters, whether it is necessary or not depends on what you want....
If changing one's name for "spiritual reasons" was something frequently done by followers of Subud's Bapak, and Stanley Ann Soetoro was in fact closely associated with Subud, it is reasonable to suppose that "Soebarkah" arose in the same way new names for others (like "Deliana" Loretta Fuddy?) associated with Subud did: as a matter of course depending on the case.
Readers might agree that the above is a quite reasonable account of the origin of Barry "Soebarkah."
But there is something else.  The above biographical material bonds Ann Soetoro to Subud members via an English language, business communications department post.  According to the New York Times here, that would have been around 1970 or 1971.  However, the passport renewal application with the name "Soebarkah" dates to 1968.  This suggests that either the "Soebarkah" handle came from nowhere, or that matters are as we have discussed and that Ann Soetoro in fact came to Subud before 1970 -- perhaps in Hawaii. 
Clearly, we might want to recall that the above linked Honolulu Advertiser Subud profile indicates that Subud was introduced to Hawai'i in the 1960s. 
In closing, the Ann Soetoro's 1968 passport renewal application raises the spectre of  possible Obama birth certificate fraud yet again.  Have a look at page 2 of the document:





"Sorebarkah" appears in the section labeled "Amend to Include (Exclude) Children."
The name Barack Hussein Obama (Sorebarkah) is crossed out.
Nick Chase has concluded that this signifies that Ann Soetoro had improvidently decided to exclude Barack from her passport renewal.   Chase thinks that Soetoro changed her mind about exclusion after having been informed by the Consulate that doing so would leave Barack passportless.  
But there is another possibility -- one just as valid on its face.
What if Soetoro was trying to include Obama in the renewal, but she wasn't able to produce a birth certificate, and the Subud name "Soebarkah" just didn't do the trick? (hat tip Louise Hodges for the "inclusion" possibility; one can't be certain why she did not link the inclusion possibility to Soebarkah).
That could  explain why the name Subud name "Soebarkah" appears nowhere else (that we are aware of anyway),
Of course, we might then have to wonder exactly how Obama did his traveling at certain points in time, but then perhaps Subud is, at least at times, more than a mere cult?

AND THEN THERE'S THIS:


One commenter says this: 
This is a picture of "Mohammad Mansur Madeiros, a reclusive and scholarly Subud member from Fall River, Massachusetts, and Harvard, whom Ann [Stanley Dunham] hired as a teacher, had immersed himself so deeply in Javanese culture, language and religion that friends nicknamed him Mansur Java. When he died in 2007, friends recalled his preference for the company of ordinary Indonesians --street vendors and becak drivers -- over that of other Subud members and expatriates."
Funny that he died in 2007. 
Hmmm...I wonder if Obama made sure he was cremated like Obama's grandmother.
Another commenter says this is, Pak Subuh, founder of Subud.

I think the second commenter is right.

Here's Wiki's page on Pak Subuh.

Here's another photo of Pak Subuh


Man, he looks like Obama, doesn't he?

My opinion is this:

BARACK OBAMA LOOKS LIKE A BLACK MAN, and he looked even more like a black person when he was a child.

HE ALSO LOOKS LIKE HIS MOTHER.



SO, HE LOOKS LIKE A COMBINATION OF HIS MOTHER AND A BLACK MAN.

HE DOES NOT LOOK LIKE BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA, SR., imo.

INSTEAD, HE LOOKS MORE LIKE FRANK MARSHALL DAVIS.



BUT, YOU CAN LOOK UP ASTUTE BLOGGERS FOR THAT.



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Manuel Martinez, Fled Castro's Cuba, Destroys Oregon Legislator's Gun Control Attempt

Beautiful!

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NBC Calls Communism “One of Modern History’s Pivotal Experiments” During Sochi Olympics Intro Video

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Iran Sends Warships to US Border On Atlantic Ocean


Maybe Obama can smoke a doobie with them.

From Associated Press:
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- A senior Iranian naval commander says his country has sent several warships to the Atlantic Ocean, close to U.S. maritime borders for the first time. 
The commander of Iran's Northern Navy Fleet, Admiral Afshin Rezayee Haddad, is quoted by the official IRNA news agency as saying Saturday that the vessels have already begun the journey to the Atlantic Ocean via waters near South Africa. 
Iranian officials said last month that the fleet consisted of a destroyer and a logistic helicopter carrier, which will be on a three-month mission. 
Haddad says the fleet is approaching U.S. maritime borders for the first time. The Islamic Republic considers the move as a response to U.S. naval deployments near its own coastlines. The U.S. Navy's 5th fleet is based in nearby Bahrain.
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Reagan Warns of Socialized Medicine in 1961

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Black People Organize In Portland To Make Sure Trader Joe's Doesn't Open Store Because It Will Attract Too Many White People, Want More Welfare Instead


All black people all over the nation should be organizing to protest these ignorant, racist Blackfolk in Portland.

This is so scummy.

From the Oregonian:
The surprise death this week of the Portland Development Commission's deal to bring Trader Joe's to a vacant lot in Northeast Portland brought unprecedented attention to an African-American group with little name recognition. 
The first that many people had heard of the Portland African American Leadership Forum was its scathing letter to the media and PDC in December, accusing the urban renewal agency of perpetuating gentrification in what used to be majority black neighborhoods. The group demanded the $8 million Trader Joe's project be halted or reconstituted with the addition of affordable housing.
"Gentrification" = White People

"Affordable Housing" = Homes built for poor people and rented out at lower-than-market-value, or in other words, WELFARE.

These Black People in Portland are truly an embarrassment to Black People all over the country.

It's as if this is a comedy sketch, but they are fucking serious.
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Gary Oldman: Obama Is "Bush On Steroids"


Source:
Actor Gary Oldman: "....I live in America at the moment, in California. But you look at American politics at the moment, and it’s one mess after another, one scandal after another. I mean, it’s falling around him. The empire is crumbling." 
Interviewer: "You mean it’s crumbling around Barack Obama?" 
Oldman: "Right, yeah. And you’ve got footage of him speaking in 2008 and 2009 talking about Bush, and how against the Executive Order he is, and how everything was going to be transparent, and now he’s doing the same thing but on steroids. It’s Bush on steroids."
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That's Racist ... Or Something - Iranian Women Footballers To Undergo Gender Tests

Dude Looks Like a Lady

Little known fact: The one country that has been WAY OUT AHEAD of every other country (except, perhaps, the USA) on the Gender-bending issue is, get this ... IRAN.

You see, the Ayatollah Khomeini believed in Sex-Change Operations. He even declared a Fatwa stating his approval.

How's that for open-mindedness.

But not everyone in Iran is so positive on women with penises, apparently.

From the Telegraph:
Footballers in Iran’s professional women’s league are to undergo mandatory gender tests to establish that they are fully female. The country’s football governing body is bringing in the random checks after it was revealed that several leading players – including four in the national women’s team – were either men who had not completed sex change operations, or were suffering from sexual development disorders. 
Gender change operations are legal in Iran according to a fatwa – or religious ruling – pronounced by the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, spiritual leader of the 1979 Islamic revolution. 
The law contrasts with the strict rules governing sexual morality under the country’s Sharia legal code, which forbids homosexuality and pre-marital sex. 
Medical examiners will turn up unannounced at training sessions of teams playing in Iran’s women’s premier league, as well as those playing in the indoor league, known as footsal. 
Ahmad Hashemian, head of the Iranian football federation’s medical committee, said the clubs themselves were now obliged to carry out medical examinations to establish the gender of their players before signing them on contracts.
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"Global Warming on Steroids" - The Great Lakes are now 79% ice covered


From Will at THE OTHER NEWS:

"Global Warming on Steroids" - The Great Lakes are now 79% ice covered.HT: Anthony Farnell.

Combine all the open water left and it's less than the size of Lake Michigan.


The Great Lakes do freeze, but not completely. According to Ray Assel of the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, ice cover on the Great Lakes varies from lake to lake and year to year. For example, in a year with normal temperatures, 25 percent of Lake Ontario will be frozen over, while up to 90 percent of Lake Erie will be frozenHowever, wind and water movement over bodies of water as large and deep as the Great Lakes make it unlikely the lakes have ever frozen over completely for any significant length of time. 

The Great Lakes have come close to freezing over completely during the extremely cold winters of 1976-77, 1977-78 and 1978-79, with up to 90 percent ice coverageHowever, Assel says that severe winter air temperatures are not necessary for large ice cover on the lakes. A cool summer and fall can result in below normal water temperatures by late fall. Extensive ice cover can then form with only average winter temperatures. 

As for the Niagara Falls, the volume and speed of the water flowing over the falls prevents them from freezing, as does the ice-boom at the mouth of Lake Erie. The ice-boom is a series of floating steel pontoons extending across the river from Buffalo, New York to Fort Erie, Ontario. It prevents ice from clogging the river and hydroelectric intakes by helping an "ice bridge" (a stable ice cover) to form at the mouth of Lake Erie. Before the installation of the ice-boom in 1964, the American side of the falls froze over in 1909, 1938 and 1949 because ice jams upstream reduced the water flow. Ice bridges can also form below the falls when ice goes over the falls and freezes to the edges of the gorge, resulting in a buildup of ice (as thick as fifty feet in some places) stretching across the entire river. For photographs of historical ice bridges on the falls, go to Edsen Breyer's Postcard Museum. 

Let’s look at each individual lake.

Lake Superior - Almost frozen over (92 percent covered with ice).
Lake Michigan - Now 51 percent covered with ice. Coyotes were seen walking on the ice just offshore of Chicago this week. This makes us wonder if the lakes freeze over totally, will animals from Canada be able to cross over Lake Huron or Lake Superior, and enter Michigan.
Lake Huron - Ice cover rocketed up an additional 14 percent this week, climbing to a total ice cover of 86 percent. At that rate, Lake Huron could be almost frozen over, or frozen over by the end of next week.
Lake Erie - The shallowest of the Great Lakes, Lake Erie has an average depth of 62 feet and a maximum depth of 210 feet. It also has the least volume of any Great Lake, with 116 cubic miles of water. So it should come as no surprise that Lake Erie is 96 percent covered with ice.
Lake Ontario - Although Lake Ontario is the smallest Great Lake when it comes to surface area, its  average depth of 283 feet makes it the second deepest Great Lake behind Lake Superior. Lake Ontario actually holds more than three times the amount of water when compared to Lake Erie. Lake Ontario is only 32 percent covered in ice.
Will ice continue to grow?
The ice cover should continue to grow at a rapid rate based on temperatures expected in the next few weeks.

It is going to be close, but we may be living in a historic winter with regards to amount of Great Lakes ice.


See entire article, along with photos of individual lakes : http://www.mlive.com/weather/index.ssf/2014/02/great_lakes_added_11_percent_i.html

For a look at current and historical Great Lakes surface and ice cover, go to GLERL's Great Lakes Surface Environmental Analysis pages.Hmmm......So the last time they were completely frozen over was 10,000 years ago at the end of the last Ice age.

Video - Horseshoe Falls in Winter.



Brrr… Over Two-Thirds of US Covered in Snow


AND THEN, THERE'S THIS:

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God of Wonders



Lord of all creation, of water, earth and sky
The Heavens are your tabernacle
Glory to the Lord on High

God of wonders beyond our galaxy, You are Holy
The Universe declares your majesty, You are Holy

Alleluia, to the Lord of Heaven and Earth
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Friday, February 07, 2014

Miles Davis Quintet
Live In Europe 1967


01. Agitation 6:43
02. Footprints 6:03
03. I Fall in Love Too Easily 11:34
04. Gingerbread Boy 5:34
05. The Theme 0:28
06. Agitation 6:57
07. Footprints 9:06
08. 'Round Midnight 8:31
09. Gingerbread Boy 7:35
10. The Theme 1:34

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When I was a kid we'd have winters of snow and ice and cold like this all the time.

The difference was back then we would be out sledding, building snow forts, having snowball battles.

Then, soaked and shivering caked in snow ice in our hair and eyebrows hands and feet raw and red through our gloves and boots we'd head in and dad would tell us to take a warm bath "but just tepid, not hot", and mom would make hot chocolate and soft pretzels and we'd settle in to watch Barney Miller or Welcome Back Kotter. (and NOT reruns of them)

Now, at 52, I can definitely say I am tired of this snow and ice and cold shit this winter.

I want my soft pretzels and hot chocolate!

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Judicial Watch to OMB ‘Withdraw New Anti-Tea Party IRS Regs’


From Will at THE OTHER NEWS:
Over My Dead Body

Judicial Watch to OMB ‘Withdraw New Anti-Tea Party IRS Regs’HT: JudicialWatch.

Judicial Watch Accuses IRS of Flouting Federal Rules: Asks Office of Management and Budget to Direct Treasury Department to Withdraw New IRS Anti-Tea Party Regs

Proposed new IRS definition will be “substantial burden” to more than 100,000 non-profit organizations, could “turn-off”volunteers from civic engagement 

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on January 28, 2014, it sent a letter to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requesting that it direct the Treasury Department to withdraw a new Internal Revenue Service (IRS) proposal to redefine “political activity” in a way that could place a “substantial … record-keeping and collection of information burden” on more than 100,000 non-profit organizations.

Under a new Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Guidance for Tax-Exempt Social Welfare Organizations on Candidate-Related Political Activities (NPRM), the Obama IRS seeks, without the approval of Congress, to rewrite the decades-old definition – “participation of intervention in political campaigns on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office” – with a new term – “candidate-related political activity.”

According to Judicial Watch, the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) submission filed by the IRS to support its proposal redefinition “does not analyze the substantial burden this new term will place on nearly all of the more than 100,000 501(c)(4) organizations,” and is therefore “fundamentally flawed.”

The letter to OMB was signed for Judicial Watch by attorney Alan P. Dye, a recognized national expert in non-profit law and government regulation, of the law firm Webster, Chamberlain and Bean, LLP.

Specifically, the Judicial Watch letter to OMB cites the following “flaws” in the IRS PRA submission:

First … the Service [IRS] fails to mention, let alone review and evaluate as required under PRA, the burden of the collection of information arising out of its replacement of long-standing language … The new term … includes several activities … that under the long-standing concept would not be treated as political activity … Although the Service is now proposing to regulate these activities (by limiting their amount), it does not analyze the burden arising from its landscape-changing definition.

Second, ‘burden’ is broadly defined in the PRA to include all of the ‘time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, or provide information to or for a Federal agency,’ including any time or other expenditure needed to review instructions, acquire technology, or search data sources … Yet, the Service has completely ignored these components of burden. Third, the new inclusion of volunteer hours imposed an additional layer of recordkeeping and burden upon these non-profit organizations, many of which rely heavily upon local volunteers … Anyone who has worked with volunteers knows that recordkeeping can be notoriously difficult – how many volunteers are going to want to fill out time cards for their service? How many volunteers are going to be turned off from civic engagement due to this paperwork burden?

“In short,” the Judicial Watch letter concludes, “the Service has failed to address the collection of information arising out of the NPRM’s new term … Consequently, the Service has not reviewed and evaluated the substantial burden this new term will place on nearly all of the 100,000 501(c) (4) organizations … [W]e respectfully request that the Director disapprove of the collection of information contained in the NPRM ….” Because Judicial Watch does not engage in political activity, the NPRM does not directly affect the organization.

The Obama IRS wants to kill the conservative movement with paperwork and regulation,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “These new IRS rules violate the law and could, through First Amendment-killing paperwork, freeze millions of patriotic volunteers, from both sides of the political divide. President Obama and his administration ought to start obeying the law rather than rewriting it.”
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The Way of the Fallen



Down in Corpus Christi always around midnight
You'll find the devil limpin' along cause his shoes is too tight
His hair's up in pigtails, his whiskers are in braids
He's talking about the promises he said God forgot He made


Oh the way of the fallen is hard 
The way of the fallen is hard
The way of the fallen is hard 
The way of the fallen is hard 

Well the devil's drinking whiskey he asked me for a match
He lit up a Salem and said my friends call me scratch.
You people act so high and mighty thinking your God's pride and joy 
You're just assembled from boxcars and put together like tinker toys 

Chorus 

Well the devil's got a billy goat and he feeds him marmalade
He comes from the world of the born to the world of the made 
His eyes is always bloodshot, he says he don't give a damn 
He's mumbling that the world at large is just an elaborate scam 

Chorus 

There's tears in the devils eyes, I ask what's the matter
He said "These damn religions are spreading like pancake batter"
Then he took off his shoes and said "Perhaps I should mention" 
I prefer to die with a bottle of wine without the comfort of religion 

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Allah Arrested For Theft

Charges to be filed.

It's about time that charges were filed against Allah. Specifically, a fellow named Universal Knowledge Allah.

Not from the Onion, but rather from Jihad Watch, citing this source:
Allah arrested for theft of 300-year-old Stradivarius violin worth $6,000,000

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police have announced the names of the people they believe stole a 300-year-old Stradivarius violin worth six million dollars. Police have also confirmed the recovery of the rare violin.

36-year-old Universal Allah, 41-year-old Salah Jones and an unnamed female were arrested by Milwaukee police on February 3rd. The Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office plans to have charges filed and a criminal complaint issued by February 7th....
To see Robert Spencer's commentary on this story, go HERE.

Also check some of the comments at Jihad Watch.  One wag wrote this limerick:
Do away with the damned flutes and strings!
And behead any person who sings!
Every band, every choir
Gets thrown in the fire!
In Islam it’s just one of those things.

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Hard Working Americans

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Today in Obama's America

Sunset

AOL Cuts Benefits, Blames Affordable Care Act


44% Of Employers Likely to Cut Heath Insurance – 43 Million Americans to Lose Coverage



Obama May Decree...What Would Surprise You At This Point?

How The EPA Helps Environmental Groups Sue The EPA


CNBC:’s Steve Liesman: January Jobs Report “Weak” and “A Disappointment”



EPA Bans Most Wood Burning Stoves In A Corrupt Scheme, Fireplaces Next


Pastorius comment: Pretty sure Epa's family heats their home with a wood-burning stove, as do a huge number of families in the state of Maine. 

If you outlaw wood-burning stoves, only outlaws will have wood-burning stoves.

Maybe Maine will be the first state to secede from the Union.

Obamanomics: Black Unemployment Rate Jumps To 12.1%

Assad Snubs Nose At Obama, Blows Off Deadline To Turn Over Chemical Weapons Stockpile


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AOW did a post on this about a month back, as I recall.

Since it's in the news again, I figure it's a good idea to post this, and ask the question, what time does the train leave to take us to a better place?

From Ace:
If you want to see your doctor, you are now required to declare your race and ethnicity and fill out a questionnaire. 
The image below was sent to me by a reader who went for a visit to a physician, and was told that she could not be seen unless she filled out this race and ethnicity questionnaire, and put her name on the form.  

She initially refused, but they insisted that it was required or she could not see the doctor. The form does indicate that it is mandatory under Section 4302 of Obamacare. 
Thanks Obama and Congress. These days I always put myself down as 'Mixed' since a) it's true in the larger sense and b) it fucks up all their statistics.
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Egypt Seeks Qaradawi’s Extradition


From Will at THE OTHER NEWS:



Global Muslim Brotherhood leader Youssef Qaradawi continues to make headlines as a Turkish news portal reports that Egypt is seeing his extradition in connection with a mass jailbreak during 2011. According to a Worldbulletin News report:
Egypt’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday it had summoned Qatar’s charge d’affaires to demand the extradition of Youssef al-Qaradawi, one of the most influential Sunni Muslim clerics in the Middle East.
Ministry spokesman Badr Abdelatty said the diplomat was told Egypt wanted Qatar to extradite critics of Cairo’s army-backed government, including the Egyptian-born cleric who supports the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood.
Abdelatty told journalists recent comments by Qatar-based Qaradawi, who said Saudi support for the military government was wrong and should be withdrawn, were unacceptable and criticized Doha for its ‘refusal to handover wanted Egyptians.’
Qaradawi faces charges alongside Morsi in connection with a mass jail break during the 2011 uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak.
Once close Qatari-Egyptian ties have soured since Cairo’s army last July ousted Morsi, who was strongly backed by Doha, following mass protests against his one-year rule.
Egypt then launched a wide crackdown against Muslim Brotherhood group and labeled it a terrorist group.
Some members of the Brotherhood and other opponents of the government fled to Qatar.
The foreign ministry summoned Qatar’s ambassador last month after Doha criticized Cairo’s crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood. Egypt accuses Qatar and its Doha-based Al Jazeera television channel of backing the Muslim Brotherhood.
Last September, the GMBDW reported that Egypt’s chief prosecutor had issued an arrest warrant for Qaradawi who was accused of inciting the killing of Egyptian security forces and meddling in the country’s affairs. 
The same report also noted that Qaradawi was asked to leave Kuwait as a result of were been described as “divisive remarks he has made inciting violence and bloodshed.
Youssef Qaradawi is the most important leader of the Global Muslim Brotherhood and is the de facto spiritual leader of the movement. He is also considered to be the “spiritual guide” for Hamas and his fatwas in support of suicide bombings against Israeli citizens were utilized by Hamas to justify their operations.  In 2004, Qaradawi turned down the offer to head he Egyptian Brotherhood after the death of the Supreme Guide and now denies that he has any relationship with the Egyptian Brotherhood. He is based in Qatar and has said the Qatari Emir has protected from being designated as a terrorist by the U.S. He has also reportedly amassed substantial wealth by serving as the Shari’ah adviser to many important Islamic banks and funds. Qaradawi is the head of the Union of Good (UOG), a worldwide coalition of charities helping to raise funds for Hamas and is the leader of the European Council for Fatwa and Research (ECFR), the theological body of the European Muslim Brotherhood. MEMRI has produced two video compilations of Qaradawi’s extremist statements. The first collection contains Qaradawi’s statements about Europe and the US as well as about Israel and Jews. The second collection contains various statements by Qaradawi on social issues such as discussing the killing of homosexuals and stating that beating is “suitable” for some wives. Qaradawi been banned from entering the US since 1999 and UK since 2008. Last year, authorities also refused him entry into France.
For  a more extensive profile of Youssef Qaradawi, go here.

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