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Against Unreasonable Searches and Seizures,
Shall Not Be Violated

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Saturday, February 22, 2014


"Pogroms Still alive" - Ukrainian rabbi tells Kiev's Jews to flee city


From Will at THE OTHER NEWS:



"Pogroms Still alive" - Ukrainian rabbi tells Kiev's Jews to flee city. (Haaretz).

Ukrainian Rabbi Moshe Reuven Azman, called on Kiev's Jews to leave the city and even the country if possible, fearing that the city's Jews will be victimized in the chaos, Israeli daily Maariv reported Friday. 

"I told my congregation to leave the city center or the city all together and if possible the country too," Rabbi Azman told Maariv. "I don't want to tempt fate," he added, "but there are constant warnings concerning intentions to attack Jewish institutions." 

According to the paper's report Azman closed the Jewish community's schools but still holds three daily prayers. He said the Israeli embassy told members of the Jewish community to avoid leaving their homes. 

Edward Dolinsky, head of the umbrella organization of Ukraine's Jews described the situation in Kiev as dire, telling Maariv "We contacted Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman requesting he assist us with securing the community." 

Correction (Feb. 22, 4:20 P.M.): An earlier version of this report incorrectly described Rabbi Azman as the chief rabbi of Ukraine. Azman is not the country's chief rabbi, but one of two rabbis challenging the official chief rabbi, Yaakov Bleich, in Kiev, and like most Chabad rabbis, is aligned with the Kremlin. 
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Muhammad’s Birthplace to be Razed: Bulldozers to demolish site steps away from Mecca’s Grand Mosque in multi-billion dollar redevelopment plan


From the Times of Israel:
Bulldozers are set to demolish a building in Mecca situated right above the site believed by scholars to be the birthplace of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad. 
The Saudi Binladin Group, which is charged with redeveloping the historical area, plans to raze a small library on the site in order to build a modern complex which would include a presidential palace and imam’s residence. 
The demolition would take place just steps away from Mecca’s Masjid al-Haram, or Grand Mosque, which surrounds the Ka’aba, one of Islam’s holiest sites. 
The project, whose details were published by The Independent Friday, will bring about yet more changes to the landscape of a holy city which has seen massive redevelopment, damaging ancient and sacred structures. 
The cost of this latest redevelopment project, which has yet to be approved, was estimated by The Independent at billions of dollars. 
“The last remaining historical site in the kingdom is the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad, probably the most important site to the Muslim and Shia community around the world,” The Independent quoted Irfan al-Alawi, a historian and executive director of the UK-based Islamic Heritage Research Foundation, as saying. 
“Most people are not even aware there are plans now to destroy it.” The Saudi royal family has welcomed redevelopment projects in the holy city, even at the cost of destroying relics considered to be holy by pilgrims. The Saudi regime believes the relics encourage idol worship.
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Representative Clyburn: Democracy Was Put In Place As "A Very Slick Way" To Keep The Black Man Down

"I Am Absolutely Baffled By Life"

One of the most asinine things I have ever heard:
Bless his heart, U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC6) has the unfortunate affliction of speech. In a recent article in The State newspaper, the 73 year old, seven-term congressman claims there are “barriers” in South Carolina that prevent black candidates from winning statewide office; One of them, he said, is the state law that requires a candidate to win 50 percent plus one of the votes cast in a primary election. 
Often, that requirement forces black candidates into runoff elections that are harder to win, he said. 
“That 50-percent-plus-one rule was put in in order to negate or minimize opportunity for African-Americans to win the primary,” he said. “It’s a very slick way to dilute the impact of the black vote.”
By the way, I appreciate his compliment about Democracy being "slick."

Remember way back, when all us White People got together and plotted out this Democracy Conspiracy?

We really had to put on our thinking caps that day, didn't we?


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Why Are We Ready to Fight: An Analysis of the Recent Words of Iran's Top Military Commander

"I regret that I have but one set of puppet strings 
to give for my country"

From Fars News:


TEHRAN (FNA)- 'Why are we ready for a fight' is the question whose answer will make the US and Israeli presidents realize that our preparedness for a war of defense is not a bluff, but a reality with deep roots in our religious tenets, which has grown into our culture as Iranians.
The Prophet of Islam has said, "Whoever has not fought for his Imam or does not wish for Jihad, he will die a hypocrite."
Now in compliance with the Great Prophet of Islam and to show his obedience to his Imam, the Chief Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, has recently stated that "we are ready for the big fight with the United States". Although the General comes from a generation that has already passed a practical test of Jihad with much honor and glory, his wish for Jihad is actually a statement on behalf of the younger generation who has not tasted the sweet flavor of Jihad and wish for this holy war in order not to die a hypocrite.
This statement raises a question the answer to which could change the approach of the US and Israeli militaries and politicians to the conditions of the Muslim Iranians and make them stop relying on their so-called 'military options on the table'. This answer could fade away the hopes that the US Defense Secretary, Chuck Hagel, and President Barack Obama, their Israeli counterparts and future presidents and defense secretaries of Israel and the US have pinned on repeating their "military option" catch phrase and make them realize that our preparedness to fight them is not a bluff, but a reality with deep roots in our religious tenets which has grown into our culture.
The question is why Jihad has been enjoined so frequently in Islam that faithful Muslims have been required to even wish for it?
To answer this question one should contemplate over the root causes of a possible war between Iran and the US. The standing point in the challenge between Iran and the US is the war of paradigms: Theism against Humanism.
In brief, it could be stated that in theism all inputs derive from culture and all outputs should be decent if they are to be accepted by God; and God teaches this through the Holy Quran. The Great Sages define decency as sensing the existence (of God, the person or the phenomenon in question), realizing the limits and respecting the limits.
Input  «  Function = Culture   «    Output = Decency
Whenever Iranian war heroes are, for instance, reminded, they are not recalled for their military techniques and expertise, rather, their humbleness, courage, dedication and devotion … are always mentioned to show their decency and faith.
The rich are never recalled in good words unless they enjoy such traits as benefaction, benevolence, helpfulness, having a simple life-style, avoid hoarding and avoid usury.
In the realm of theism never is a politician remembered well unless his end does not justify his means, and unless empathy, helping people, and serving people instead of power quest are among his traits.
In theocracy and a religious ruling system, salvation is above security, and the security of the society is based on culture. That's why Imam Seyed Ali Khamenei has stated that cultural independence is the requisite for total and full independence. Owing to the fact that Iran's Islamic Revolution was a cultural revolution and given the statement of the Late Founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, who said the causes that gave birth to our revolution are also the causes of its survival, double efforts should now be made to protect the culture that led to the Islamic Revolution of Iran, a culture with such elements as unity, contentment, devotion, sacrifice, martyrdom-seeking, and the like.
In the realm of theism, faith is the most fundamental capital, then comes science, third is the social capital and the last, but not the least, is the material capital. Science is needed to generate faith; society for creating, maintaining and extending faith, and the material wealth should be earned through legitimate ways and spent for man's growth.
Therefore, why are we ready to fight has two reasons. Firstly, we should desire Jihad to avoid dying a hypocrite; secondly, nothing can help protect the initial and underlying culture of the revolution better than Jihad as it can help boost faith and social capitals for the Islamic Revolution.
But, in the realm of humanism, all inputs are subordinate to economy, and wealth should be the output, otherwise any given input and movement bears no credit right from the start.
Input  «  Function = Economy   «   Wealth = Output  
In the framework of humanism, material capital is most fundamental and most vital, then comes the scientific capital, and social capital stands the last. In other words, science is valuable if it generates wealth and material capital. A person is important if he or she generates wealth and material capital. Hence, all plans, programs and actions are subordinate to economy and will be valuable if they generate wealth. Now if a movement like a full-scale war runs counter to such interests, proponents of this school of thought avoid it by all means because if it breaks out, they will witness nothing but their destruction and annihilation.
So let me speak of the conclusion right in here: the US statesmen should come to know that any future war between Iran and the US will guarantee survival of the Islamic Revolution of Iran and total destruction and annihilation of the United States, a war of insurance and warranty for the Muslim Iranians. A war Muslims join to help and protect God's religion and God, in his turn, insures their victory in the end. In this war, victory and defeat have no meaning on the surface, and total victory will be for the Muslims. Thus, the US and Israel should know that they cannot issue ultimatum to a nation whose ideology and thought has no place for defeat since Muslims are not too much in love with anything to be afraid of losing it and be made to accept contempt, despise and disgraced negotiations to escape war.
War is a concept born with the mankind. A concept which has found holy and unholy manifestations all across the globe throughout the history. Although in most wars unjust and evil groups have stood against each other in the two opposite fronts, there have also been wars in which good and righteous warriors have been standing in one front in pursuit of a just cause and holy defense; these worriers have never initiated the war, but rushed to defend themselves and give an immediate response to the aggressors after they came under attack; so they formed the second front.
Some western experts believe that war is driving force behind progress since it causes a change of power, while others say war means a boost in the financial turnover of the military and defense industries which, in turn, results in economic prosperity in the modern era. A third group admire war as they believe it kills the weak and leaves those who are powerful to build the world and cause development and progress.
But, Islam has a totally different view from those of other schools of thought. Islam sees war not for a transfer of power or economic prosperity, but as a means of defending your cause and ideology. And if this cause is holy, all those killed on the path of defending it will be "martyrs" and martyrs are "living, in the presence of their Lord, and are granted gifts from Him" (Holy Quran Surah: Aal-e-`Imran Chapter 3 : Verse 170).
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Ukrainian opposition rabidly 'anti-Semitic'?


From Will at THE OTHER NEWS:


Ukrainian opposition rabidly 'anti-Semitic'? HT: BrittaniaNews.

Our thanks to Rodney Atkinson for this important information.

Rodney’s book Europe Full Circle suggests that Europe, under the EU, is returning to the times of the holocaust.

Rodney Atkinson was once a lecturer at the University of Mainz, is a thorough researcher and is well acquainted with the politically reality in Germany.

This latest email is another clue as to what may lie ahead

So why do so many European and American politicians — including, of all people, Sen. Ted Cruz – want to help these anti-Semites ascend to power and become part of the EU? 

Here is what I found that confirms Rodney’s statements:

   http://kyivscoop.blogspot.com/2014/01/ukrainian-jewish-leader-on-svoboda.html

  http://www.wiesenthal.com/atf/cf/%7B54d385e6-f1b9-4e9f-8e94-890c3e6dd277%7D/TT_2012_3.PDF

OLEG TYAGNIBOK LEADER OF THE SVOBODA PARTY

In recent elections the radical right party won 41 seats in the Ukrainian Parliament (10.44%% of the popular vote). Tyagnibok has called for purges of the approximately 400,000 Jews and other minorities living in Ukraine and has demanded that Ukraine be liberated from what he calls, the “Muscovite Jewish Mafia.”

To: The Independent

Sent: Friday, February 21, 2014 7:01 PM

Subject: disastrous consensus on Ukraine

Sir, So German Foreign Minister, Frank Walter Steinmeier, who sees democratic sovereigntists in Western Europe as “threats to peace” is pleased to shake hands with openly fascist and nationalistic leaders in the Ukraine!

One of the parties (Swoboda), called to meetings in the German embassy in Kiev with Steinmeier was described by the Simon Wiesenthal Centre as one of the most anti-semitic in the world.

Whenever there is a British political and media consensus, as there is today on Ukraine, we can be sure that a geopolitical disaster is on the horizon!

Rodney Atkinson (01661 84478801661 844788) (Author Europe’s Full Circle)
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FEDERAL OVERSIGHT in NEWSROOMS is UNREPORTED save by FOX and ONLINE..not minimally ..UNREPORTED

This morning I searched the word FCC on the news sites of CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, and NBC news.
CNN had one reference to the FCC oversight survey being pulled, but other than that this entire story has been SPIKED in silence which can be caused either one of two reasons.
  1. FEAR
  2. COLLABORATION
I checked both relevance and date searched because I really couldn't believe my eyes.
When you think you are being paranoid, the real problem is usually that you are not being paranoid enough
CNN:
CBS:
NBC:
ABC:
So about that FCC oversight to determine if the news is properly reaching the people?
I have some news….
It has to do with Schrodinger’s cat as a scientific proposition .. but the survey really should have asked this …
Should all news sources COMBINE to create a feed which composes a mandatory minimal feed that must hit the crawl?
The Ted Nugent story, btw, to my knowledge was NOT reported on Fox. I don’t watch it 100% of the time to be sure, these days, maybe not even 70% (chest pains on the news  ;)  ) … but Fox cannot be an exception to what is NOT paranoid on this incredible Bill of Rights abuse story which only WE who are paying attention have seen.

When you think you are being 

paranoid, the real problem is that it 

means that you have probably not 

been paranoid enough

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That pesky FCC invasion .. the questions they wanted to ask

The FCC is required by law to conduct media studies. That should be repealed. There is PLENTY of information out there, and having the govt impact what should be available (even if, as on line there plenty of unbelievable baloney), is a MAJOR WORRY. I’d rather see competing university studies granted.
This is a direct quote from the study:
Appendix A: Media Market Census, Qualitative Analysis of Media Providers
In-depth Interview Questions, Stratified by Employment Level

Station Owners, Managers or HR
• What is the news philosophy of the station?
• Who is your target audience?
• How do you define critical information that the community needs?
• How do you ensure the community gets this critical information?
• How much does community input influence news coverage decisions?
• What are the demographics of the news management staff (HR)?
• What are the demographics of the on air staff (HR)?
• What are the demographics of the news production staff (HR)?

Corporate, General Managers, News Directors, Editors, etc
• What is the news philosophy of the station?
• Who else in your market provides news?
• Who are your main competitors?
• How much news does your station (stations) air every day?
• Is the news produced in-house or is it provided by an outside source?
• Do you employ news people?
• How many reporters and editors do you employ?
• Do you have any reporters or editors assigned to topic “beats”? If so how many and what
are the beats?
• Who decides which stories are covered?
• How much influence do reporters and anchors have in deciding which stories to cover?
• How much does community input influence news coverage decisions?
• How do you define critical information that the community needs?
• How do you ensure the community gets this critical information?

On-Air Staff (Reporters, Anchors)
• What is the news philosophy of the station?
• How much news does your station air every day?
• Who decides which stories are covered?
• How much influence do you have in deciding which stories to cover?
• Have you ever suggested coverage of what you consider a story with critical information
for your customers (viewers, listeners, readers) that was rejected by management?
o If so, can you give an example?
o What was the reason given for the decision?
o Why do you disagree?
Blogger Iowahawk, easily one of the funniest and most sarcastic folks out there, reminds all that the proper answer to each question is “FUCK YOU”.
By the way, several universities DID compose this ‘media survey’, and how they did is reported HERE. The very PROCESS by which this study emerged is evidence of how corruption weedles its way into our lives.
Something new is invented (radio, TV, mass media), The govt first says, ‘hey if we don't control the broadcast frequencies there will be chaos’ (true) . ‘We, as the govt, should study the impact of how broadcast reaches the people’ (after all, we do have GOOD intent).
Then cable and internet make all that OBSOLETE. Instead someone else who understands the levers remaining PRESSES THEM to reflect his or her political philosophy (which includes regarding the other side as evil), and we are off.
Other stories about this critical issue are:
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Sorry, Nugent, time to SLINK AWAY and just sing

Let no one say Al Sharpton is the only kind of political racist ass hole that gets recognition.
Ted Nugent while aiding the campaign of the Republican for governor of Texas, called the president of the United States,  a “subhuman mongrel”.
I observe that Nugent is officially a complete ass hole, and exhibited poor judgement (‘subhuman’), and made a racist statement (‘mongrel’) causing one to wonder with cause if HE is a racist.
I point out that what Nugent did gives OBJECTIVE BACKING to those progressives who claim every time they get the chance that ‘conservatives’ are really racists, and thus aids progressive intolerance.
I also point out that Nugent apologized unlike Mr, Sharpton (certainly a racist). If one was to search for ‘al sharpton apologies’ for his many offenses, some of which exhibit frank racism, NOWHERE is there a reference to an apology, and in fact, the search result is a list of his REFUSAL to apologize. Not even for Tawana Brawley whose manifest lies resulted in a legal judgment against her by a jury which remains 15 years later only 1% paid.
All racism is the same. I doubt that either of these morons will be where they deserve - ignominy, but one is now observable as a moronic singer who should stick to music (there are other examples such as Roger Waters), and the other is paid as a professional to KEEP DOING what he has done.
But let us not forget to NAME THEM ALL.
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Interview With FCC Commissioner Who Blew Whistle On Obama Regime’s Plan To Put Government Spies In Newsrooms

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The Poet

Ryan Bingham

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Friday, February 21, 2014

The Blaze:

Nordic Terrorist Makes Bombshell Claim — and the Media Missed It

Remember Anders Breivik, the Norwegian man who carried out terror attacks including the bombing of an Oslo government building and mass shooting at a Workers’ Youth League camp, killing 77 people and injuring 319 more in July 2011?
The most recent significant press on Breivik dealt with the fact that he threatened a hunger strike from his comfortable prison cell, demanding, among other things, a Playstation 3.
Much more important, and universally overlooked, was the news that came to light last month: Breivik released a letter to the international media indicating that he had intentionally portrayed himself as a counterjihadist and Zionist in order to trick the media into attacking these very people and to cover up his true allegiance to “nordicists” and “ethnocentric nationalists” (i.e. neo-Nazis).
Right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik gestures on the last day of his trial on June 22, 2012, in room 250 of Oslo's central court. His defense is trying to prove that Breivik's killing of 77 people in twin attacks in July 2011 was not an act of insanity. Even though there is no chance Breivik will be set free, his lawyers must formally make the request since their client has pleaded not guilty, despite having confessed to carrying out the murderous twin attacks on July 22, 2011, when he first bombed a government building in Oslo, killing eight people, before going on a shooting rampage on Utoeya island, northwest of the capital, where the ruling Labor Party's youth wing was hosting a summer camp. Sixty-nine people died on the island, most of them teens. Breivik, 33, has confessed to the twin attacks but has refused to plead guilty, insisting they were 'cruel but necessary' to stop the Labor Party's 'multicultural experiment' and the 'Muslim invasion' of Norway and Europe.Credit: AFP/Getty Images
Anders Behring Breivik on the last day of his trial in Oslo’s central court, June 22, 2012. (AFP/Getty Images)
In contrast with the heavily covered Playstation 3 letter, this prior one received little to no coverage in the American press beyond a Wall Street Journal article focusing on Breivik’s allegations of inhumane prison conditions. The Journal’s only mention at all of information even tangentially related to Breivik’s true motives came in the last line of their report: ”Mr. Breivik in his letter said the manifesto shouldn’t be taken seriously because it was “a cut and paste job” from other authors and didn’t necessarily reflect his intentions.”
Only one organization that received Breivik’s letter, the Swedish Expo Foundation, an allegedly leftist organization that claims its purpose is to challenge intolerance, stated anything substantive about the ideological portions of Breivik’s letter. In an article dated January 10, 2014, Expo noted that Breivik indicated that he used counterjihadist rhetoric to protect “ethno-nationalists” and instead launch a media drive against counterjihadists — employing a tactic of “dual psychology,” claiming he sought “pure Nordic ideals,” and noting that his affinity for Israel only consisted of viewing it as a place to deport “disloyal Jews.”
“When dealing with media psychopaths, a good way to counter their tactics is to use double-psychology, or at least so I thought. The compendium [i.e. Breivik's manifesto] was, among other things, of a calculated and quite cynical gateway-design (the 2+?+?=6-approach), created to strengthen the ethnocentrist wing in the contra-jihad movement, by pinning the whole thing on the anti-ethnocentrist wing (many of the leaders are pro-multiculti social democrats or liberalists), while at the same time protecting and strengthening the ethnocentrist-factions. The idea was to manipulate the MSM and others so that they would launch a witchhunt and send their media-rape-squads against our opponents. It worked quite well.” [emphasis added and formatting fixed]
The key to manipulating the media into covering his story, according to Breivik, was to explicitly disavow his ties to Nazis:
“I could have easily avoided excessive pathologisation by keeping the message short and by clinging to the already established ideological cliff of national socialism (its important to remember that this was at a time when all right wing radicals were labeled as nazis), but if they had been allowed to label me as a nazi, the ideological considerations and discussions would be over, and my court-speeches and propaganda performance would never be broadcasted world wide, during the trial.” [emphasis added]
On the topic of Zionism, Breivik argued:
“I know a lot of people will be disappointed when reading this, but my love for Israel is limited to its future function as a deportation-port for disloyal jews.”
As a brief aside, interestingly, one of those most cited in Breivik’s manifesto, Daniel Pipes, had hypothesized that this was all Breivik’s true intent back in June 2012.
The authors of Gates of Vienna feel that media outlets “chose to bury those portions of the text that would destroy the ‘narrative’ they had so painstakingly crafted over the past two and a half years.”
Further in their view:
“If there were any honesty and decency left among journalists, they would have immediately issued an apology for their previous blindness and stupidity, and a retraction of all the stories in which they had so faithfully promoted a false explanation for the deeds of a mass killer — just as the murderer himself had intended.”
The “narrative” to which the bloggers at Gates of Vienna are referring reflects the media’s attack on the so-called Islamophobes Breivik most frequently cited in his manifesto, who were critical of jihadists and Islam more broadly. Such counterjihadist bloggers and published authors as “Fjordman,” Bat Ye’or, Robert Spencer, Daniel PipesPamela Geller were repeatedly harangued in the media, implying guilt by association if not culpability by those portrayed as anti-Islamic right-wingers in the wake of Breivik’s attack.
Here are a sample of some of the articles that ran in the wake of Breivik’s killing spree:
• The New York Times (July 24, 2011): Killings in Norway Spotlight Anti-Muslim Thought in U.S.
• The Washington Post (July 25, 2011): Anders Behring Breivik and the influence industry of rage
• Al Jazeera (July 26, 2011): Islamophobes distance themselves from Breivik
• The Daily Mail (July 27, 2011): ‘We could have another Timothy McVeigh’: U.S. authorities warned against anti-Islamic terrorism after Norway shooter ‘inspired’ by Robert Spencer and Unabomber
Headline in the Daily Mail in the wake of his July 22, 2011 attack. (Image Source: Daily Mail screengrab)
Headline in the Daily Mail in the wake of Breivik’s July 22, 2011 attack. (Image source: Daily Mail)
TheBlaze’s Buck Sexton wrote an article on August 1, 2011 titled, Why Does the Left Seem Determined to Call Anders Breivik a ‘Christian Terrorist’, where he questioned the narrative.
Spencer said in a recent post:
“English-language media has completely ignored this story, not even bothering to publish stories designed to shore up their earlier demonization of the counter-jihad movement, and claiming that Breivik is cravenly trying to obscure his counter-jihadist tracks, or simply delusional and crazy, as Greenfield does. Instead, no one mentioned it at all…Contrast that to the huge media barrage when Breivik’s “manifesto” was first discovered: I was on NBC for the first time in ten years, I was on the front page of the New York Times, I was on the BBC, and in a hundred other places — everywhere being blamed for the murders. But now, when Breivik says he was a Nazi and was not only not influenced by the counter-jihad movement, but was trying to destroy it?”
Whatever the truth given Breivik’s questionable psychological state, serious damage has been done to the lives of those cited in Breivik’s manifesto, along with their associates. Does not the media have an obligation to report on Breivik’s newest writings in full, as a matter of equity to those damaged by his manifesto, regardless of whether or not it fits a narrative?

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The Militarization of American Law Enforcement

When Cops actually believe they are here to rule and control, instead of protect and serve.

Fat bastards. . .

The Blaze:

She Allegedly Went on a Simple Jog in Her Toe Shoes. So Why Did She End Up Screaming and in Handcuffs? ‘I Didn’t F**king Do Anything Wrong!’

It allegedly started with her jogging in her toe shoes and sporting headphones. It ended in video of her screaming and being led away in handcuffs. What happened in between is a matter of debate, but video showing parts of the incident is certainly gaining traction online.
Whatever the woman did to get the attention of Austin, Texas police, a witness’ video of cops detaining her on a city sidewalk Thursday morning then escorting her to a nearby squad car indicate she was not happy with their actions.
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Image source: YouTube/The Daily Texan/Chris Quintero
“I was doing nothing wrong,” she said at first to a nearby witness while sitting on the sidewalk with her hands behind her and one officer standing over her. “I was just crossing the street.”
But as police escorted her away while pedestrians passed by, things got ugly.
Image source: YouTube/Chris Quintero
Image source: YouTube/The Daily Texan/Chris Quintero
“I didn’t f**king do anything wrong! I didn’t do anything wrong!” she yelled before being placed in a nearby squad car. She then began crying as she pleaded, “I f**king crossed the street.”
Image source: YouTube/Chris Quintero
Image source: YouTube/The Daily Texan/Chris Quintero
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Image source: YouTube/The Daily Texan/Chris Quintero
The Daily Texan, the student newspaper for the University of Texas at Austin, reported that police arrested the woman for failing to provide identification.
Student Chris Quintero, who the Daily Texan reported witnessed the arrest, said he saw the woman jogging with headphones on when police ran after her. When the woman failed to stop, the officer grabbed her by the arm and handcuffed her, Quintero said.
“She repeatedly pleaded with them, saying that she was just exercising and to let her go,” said Quintero, who also shot the video and took photographs of the incident.
The woman can be seen in the full video attempting to get up from the sidewalk and being kept down by police officers.
Austin police did not return phone calls from TheBlaze about why the woman was detained.
According to a statement to The Daily Texan from police spokeswoman Lisa Cortinas: “[In this case], the call is titled failure to identify.”
Four officers by squad car after woman was placed inside it. (Image source: YouTube/The Daily Texan/Chris Quintero)
Four officers by squad car after woman was placed inside it. (Image source: YouTube/The Daily Texan/Chris Quintero)
Here’s Quintero’s edited video with embedded close-up photographs:

Here’s the full clip via LiveLeak:

And the LiveLeak poster’s description:
Sitting at Starbucks, on the corner of 24th and San Antonio, I noticed a particularly odd situation.Two Austin Police Officers standing outside the Castilian just lingering. Every time I looked back there was a different student holding a carbon copy of what looked to be a jay walking citation. Suddenly one of the cops shouts at an innocent girl jogging with her headphones on through West Campus. He wobbled after her and grabbed her by the arm. Startled and not knowing it was a cop, she jerked her arm away. The cop viewed this as resisting arrest and proceeded to grab both arms tightly, placing her in handcuffs. She repeatedly pleaded with them saying that she was just exercising and to let her go. She repeatedly cried out, “I did not do anything wrong…just give me the ticket.” The other officer strolled over and not they where making a scene. She tried to get up. I doubt she was running away, as she was in handcuffs, but the second cop pushed her back down to the ground. Because of the commotion, they walked her to the cop car in the alleyway next to the Big Bite, where she, overcome with frustration, yelled loudly to gain attention. Because of that, the cops tightened their grip causing her to squirm and kick. Then came two bike cops from down the alley. Now we have four cops and one small, helpless girl in the back of a cop car, because she was just going for a run.
UPDATE: As TheBlaze pointed out earlier this year, citizens have a variety of rights when it comes to interacting with police, including whether or not you have to show ID, and laws vary from state to state.
According to the infogrpahic in TheBlaze story from January and other sources, in Texas you only have to show ID once you’ve been arrested, not before. If you’re lawfully detained in Texas, you do not have to provide ID. However, you cannot give false information about who you are.
It’s still unclear if the woman in the video was arrested or detained or if she had ID to show or provided information of any sort to police. TheBlaze will update this story when police provide the information.

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Keith Jarrett Quartet with Dewey Redman
Berliner Jazzstage 1973


Keith Jarrett - Piano
Dewey Redman - Tenor Sax
Charlie Haden - Bass
Paul Motian - Drums
Guilherme Franco - Percussion

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Obamaville, Md.

Don't look so surprised.

It's not like I haven't told you this was out there. The blue tarps, families living in cars and cardboard boxes, kids sharing a cold can of spaghettios for supper.

FUCK YER HOPE AND CHANGE.


The Daily Mail:

Baltimore's people of the woods: Inside the hidden homeless camps made of milk crates, wooden doors and tarps on the outskirts of town
Photographer Ben Marcin's series 'The Camps' captures makeshift settlements near railway lines, gas stations, Walmarts and bridges He said many of Baltimore's homeless feel safer in the woods than in shelters While most homes are made from tarps, some more elaborate constructions use milk crates and wooden doors

A sheet of plastic laid over a clothesline. A mini-fortress of milk crates stacked under a tree. A thin mattress on a flimsy crate lying in a dark tunnel.
On the edge of Baltimore's woodlands, dozens of the city's transients live in makeshift homes which they consider safer than homeless shelters.
Photographer Ben Marcin has captured some of the shanties in his thought-provoking photo essay, 'The Camps', documenting the struggle, loneliness and ingenuity of Maryland's people of the woods.
The Camps: Snapper Ben Marcin has uncovered the illusive, hidden dwellings of Baltimore's homeless in his moving photographic series
The Camps: Snapper Ben Marcin has uncovered the illusive, hidden dwellings of Baltimore's homeless in his moving photographic series

Out of sight: Marcin searched for secluded territories, learning where camps were likely to spring up behind various railroad tracks, Wal-Marts and fast food areas
Out of sight: Marcin searched for secluded territories, learning where camps were likely to spring up behind various railroad tracks, Wal-Marts and fast food areas

Rough sleepers: Marcin said some of the homeless people he spoke to preferred to sleep under a bridge than in a shelter which they considered unsafe
Rough sleepers: Marcin said some of the homeless people he spoke to preferred to sleep under a bridge than in a shelter which they considered unsafe
Desolate: Marcin's photo series reveals the loneliness of many rough sleepers who chose to carve out their own lives using whatever materials they could get their hands on
Desolate: Marcin's photo series reveals the loneliness of many rough sleepers who chose to carve out their own lives using whatever materials they could get their hands on


Similar to his Last House Standing series which captured lonely rowhouses around the Mid-Atlantic, Marcin shot the shanties around Baltimore without their inhabitants to add to the 'mystery'.
Marcin said he first stumbled upon the homeless dwellings as he hiked through the woods bordering the city during hunting season.
When he saw a 'mini-fortress' made of milk crates just yards from a major thoroughfare, Marcin began searching for other transients 'living off the grid'.
Most were based near railroad tracks, Walmarts, gas stations, and liquor stores.
Representative: The incredibly diverse style of shelters reflect the personal struggles and needs of their owners
Representative: The incredibly diverse style of shelters reflect the personal struggles and needs of their owners

Special touches: Despite living on the outskirts of town, shelter owners often tried to make their space homely with greeting mats and flower vases
Special touches: Despite living on the outskirts of town, shelter owners often tried to make their space homely with greeting mats and flower vases

Inspiration: Marcin was inspired to track down the city's hidden dwellings after stumbling upon this makeshift home made up of stacked milk crates hidden in the bushes just yards from a major thoroughfare near downtown Baltimore
Inspiration: Marcin was inspired to track down the city's hidden dwellings after stumbling upon this makeshift home made up of stacked milk crates hidden in the bushes just yards from a major thoroughfare near downtown Baltimore

While most of the camps Marcin came across used basic tarps or tents, several were quite elaborate such as this home built entirely of wooden doors
While most of the camps Marcin came across used basic tarps or tents, several were quite elaborate such as this home built entirely of wooden doors
'I have always been interested in the unique places people live in, particularly where there exists an element of defiance or desperation, or both. In these situations, a house can often reflect the dilemma of its owner. In the case of the hobo camps, this reflection is quite pronounced for obvious reasons,' he told The Atlantic Cities.
'A sheet of plastic laid out over a clothesline may be the last stand for somebody who has either been rejected by society or who has refused to conform to whatever rules are being imposed on them.
'Several camp people I talked to said they wouldn't relocate into one of the City's shelters because they were afraid of being assaulted or having belongings stolen.'

The road most traveled: Most of the settlements Marcin photographed were by waterways, railway tracks, Walmarts, gas stations and liquor stores
The road most traveled: Most of the settlements Marcin photographed were by waterways, railway tracks, Walmarts, gas stations and liquor stores

Mystery: Marcin deliberately didn't photograph camp residents, instead focusing on how they lived, the mark they made and what they left behind
Mystery: Marcin deliberately didn't photograph camp residents, instead focusing on how they lived, the mark they made and what they left behind

Slums: Marcin came across a number of makeshift settlements or groups of people living off the grid around Baltimore
Slums: Marcin came across a number of makeshift settlements or groups of people living off the grid around Baltimore
Marcin said about year after finishing the project, he returned to the woods to find all the camps were gone. One had burned to the ground, some had been bulldozed, while others moved to different locations.
'My guess is that these, too, will not be around for long,' he said.
Living off the grid: While some homes comprised a sheet over a branch, this settlement had a clothes line, barbecue and gym equipment
Living off the grid: While some homes comprised a sheet over a branch, this settlement had a clothes line, barbecue and gym equipment

Out of the way: Marcin captured each makeshift abode in full panorama view, showing their isolation and alienation
Out of the way: Marcin captured each makeshift abode in full panorama view, showing their isolation and alienation

Traveling light: The dwellings Marcin snapped have since been abandoned,  demolished or burned to the ground
Traveling light: The dwellings Marcin snapped have since been abandoned, demolished or burned to the ground

Homely: During his photographic odyssey, Marcin became increasingly fascinated at the effort that went into remaining hidden in plain sight and the creativity involved
Homely: During his photographic odyssey, Marcin became increasingly fascinated at the effort that went into remaining hidden in plain sight and the creativity involved

Hidden away: Marcin said he found himself 'practically stepping into a number of homeless camps that were carefully hidden among strips of trees or bushes' near highways and shopping centers
Hidden away: Marcin said he found himself 'practically stepping into a number of homeless camps that were carefully hidden among strips of trees or bushes' near highways and shopping centers

No options: While several residents told Marcin that living in a tent or sleeping on a mattress in the woods was a personal choice, it seemed to him that there was often no other choice
No options: While several residents told Marcin that living in a tent or sleeping on a mattress in the woods was a personal choice, it seemed to him that there was often no other choice

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Muslims Demand "Right of Return" to Spain


From the Gatestone Institute:
Muslim groups are demanding Spanish citizenship for potentially millions of descendants of Muslims who were expelled from Spain during the Middle Ages. 
The growing clamor for "historical justice" comes after the recent approval of a law that would grant Spanish citizenship to descendants of Sephardic Jews expelled from Spain in 1492. 
Muslim supporters say they are entitled to the same rights and privileges as Jews because both groups were expelled from Spain under similar historical circumstances. 
But historians point out that the Jewish presence in Spain predates the arrival of Christianity in the country and that their expulsion was a matter of bigotry. By contrast, the Muslims in Spain were colonial occupiers who called the territory Al-Andalus and imposed Arabic as the official language. Historians say their expulsion was a matter of decolonization.
In any event, the descendants of Muslims expelled from Spain are believed to number in the millions—possibly tens of millions—and most of them now live in North Africa. 
Observers say that by granting citizenship to all of them, Spain, virtually overnight, would end up with the largest Muslim population in the European Union. 
Much of the Iberian Peninsula was occupied by Muslim conquerors known as the Moors from 711 until 1492, when the Moorish Kingdom of Granada surrendered to the Catholic Monarchs of Spain (Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon), in what is known as the Christian Reconquest. 
But the final Muslim expulsion from Granada did not take place until over a century later, beginning in 1609, when King Philip III decreed the expulsion of the Moriscos. 
The Moriscos—Moors who decided to convert to Catholicism after the Reconquest rather than leave Spain—were suspected of being nominal Catholics who continued to practice Islam in secret. From 1609 through 1614, the Spanish monarchy forced an estimated 350,000 Moriscos to leave Spain for Muslim North Africa. 
Today, up to five million descendants of the Moriscos are living in Morocco alone; there are millions more living in Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Tunisia and Turkey. 
In a recent essay published by the Morocco-based newspaper Correo Diplomático, the Morisco-Moroccan journalist Ahmed Bensalh wrote that the "decision to grant Spanish citizenship to the grandchildren of the Hebrews in Spain in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, while ignoring the Moriscos, the grandsons of the Muslims, is without doubt, flagrant segregation and unquestionable discrimination, as both communities suffered equally in Spain at that time. The decision could also be considered by the international community to be an historic act of absolute immorality and injustice...This decision is absolutely disgraceful and dishonorable." 
Bensalh then went on to threaten Spain: "Is Spain aware of what might be assumed when it makes peace with some and not with others? Is Spain aware of what this decision could cost? Has Spain considered that it could jeopardize the massive investments that Muslims have made on its territory? Does Spain have alternatives to the foreign investment from Muslims if they ever decide to move that capital to other destinations due to the discrimination against Muslims?" 
Bensalh is one of many Muslim journalists, historians and academics who are demanding that Spain treat Moriscos the same way it treats Sephardic Jews. 
Consider Jamal Bin Ammar al-Ahmar, an "Andalus-Algerian" university professor at the Ferhat Abbas University in Sétif in northeastern Algeria. Al-Ahmar has been engaged in a six-year campaign to persuade Spanish King Juan Carlos to identify and condemn those who expelled the Muslims from Al-Andalus in the fifteenth century. Al-Ahmar is also demanding that millions of descendants of the Moriscos expelled from Spain be allowed to return there. 
In a letter addressed to the Spanish monarch, Al-Ahmar calls for a "full legal and historical investigation of the war crimes that were perpetrated on the Muslim population of Andalusia by the French, English, European and papal crusaders, whose victims were our poor miserable people, after the collapse of Islamic rule in Andalusia." 
The letter speaks of "the injustice inflicted on the Muslim population of Andalusia who are still suffering in the diaspora in exile since 1492." 
Al-Ahmar wants the Spanish monarch to apologize "on behalf of his ancestors" and to assume "responsibility for the consequences" this would entail. He says it is necessary "to identify criminals, to convict retroactively, while at the same time to identify and compensate victims for their calamities and restore their titles." This process would culminate with "a decree that allows immigrants to return to their homes in Andalusia, and grant them full citizenship rights and restoration of all their properties." 
The Moroccan historian Hasan Aourid believes Spain has a policy of "double standards" vis-à-vis the Moriscos. Aourid—who recently wrote a novel, entitled "The Moriscos," to "remember the tragedy of those expelled from Al-Andalus"—told an audience at the Casablanca International Book Fair that Spain cannot become "reconciled with itself without recognizing its Moorish dimension" and asked if "the suffering was lower for Muslims than for Jews." 
The Association for the Historical Legacy of Al-Andalus, a group dedicated to reviving the memory of the Muslim presence in Spain, says the Spanish government should treat Muslims and Jews the same way. By failing to offer Spanish citizenship to both groups, Muslims would become victims of "selective racism," said the president of the association, Bayib Loubaris. 
Spain is unlikely to concede to these demands anytime soon. While few deny there are potentially millions of descendants of Moriscos living in North Africa today, the challenge lies in reconstructing reliable genealogies to determine legitimate heirs. 
The issue of who is a Morisco and who is not will be a topic for discussion at a major international conference—"The Descendants of the Andalusian Moriscos in Morocco, Spain and Portugal"—to be held in Tangier from April 4-6, 2014. 
But even if such genealogies could be compiled, calls to naturalize the descendants of expelled Muslims are sure to be opposed for another reason: the fact that the expulsion of the Muslims was part of a war to end the occupation of Spain by North African invaders. 
Jose Ribeiro e Castro, a Portuguese lawmaker who drafted Portugal's law of return for Sephardic Jews, puts it this way: "Persecution of Jews was just that, while what happened with the Arabs was part of a conflict. There is no basis for comparison."
 
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An aircraft was 90 seconds from crashing into the ocean as five fires are set on board 

... and the article makes zero references to any possible suspect, even though s/he has to have been on board and has to be known.


Slay The Infidel Wherever You Find Him
A British couple have revealed how flight attendants told them they were seconds from death after a mystery passenger tried to start three fires on their plane home from Australia.Gillian and Paul Mason, from Blackburn, Lancashire, feared for their lives after the toilets were twice set ablaze on the Etihad Airways flight from Melbourne to Abu Dhabi.
Crew members battled to put out the fires at 35,000ft as the captain made an emergency diversion to Jakarta, Indonesia.
Passengers pleaded to get off the plane, but after a one-hour security check by Indonesian authorities the journey resumed - only for three more fires to be started.
Flight attendants told Mr Mason, 61, and his wife, 60, that the jet was just 90 seconds away from bursting into flames and plummeting into the Pacific Ocean.
Mrs Mason described the ordeal as 'the worst experience of her life' and said she was stunned they were allowed to carry on flying after the first spate of fires.
'It feels like an absolute miracle that the plane didn't go down and it was a massive relief to be able to get into the airport when we arrived in Abu Dhabi,' she said.
'We were actually told that the plane would have burst into flames if it had been spotted 90 seconds later.
'It was very quiet and all of a sudden I could smell burning and the staff flew down the aisle to see what was going on but it was obvious there was some sort of fire.
'It took a couple of fire extinguishers to put it out and we thought it was all under control.'But not long after it happened again and there was quite a lot of panic on the plane by this point because we had no idea what was going on.
'The captain announced over the tannoy that there had been two serious security breaches and I noticed on the map that our plane had changed course.
'Shortly after that there was another announcement to say we were diverting to Jakarta and that security forces were going to check the plane over.'


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