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The Right of the People to be Secure in their Persons, Houses, Papers, and Effects,
Against Unreasonable Searches and Seizures,
Shall Not Be Violated


Saturday, October 25, 2014

Now, What In Tar Nation's Goin' On Here?


This happened in multiple cities around the country, apparently.

Here's one report:
Ya’ll aint going to believe this. It really happened this morning, and the folks at AT&T admit it. Here’s what happened. I am a customer of AT&T Uverse TV, Internet, and home telephone. All my entertainment is delivered by AT&T... 
This morning, I had arisen about 8:45, turned on the bedroom TV, and was in the process of choosing the day’s wardrobe. ... 
That’s when the TV started making those Emergency Alert sounds. You know, the tones that sound like you have tuned into a fax machine. 
Along with the noise there was a red-bordered text box at the top of the screen that said something like: 
“This is an emergency alert. Your television will be force-tuned to another channel for you to receive an emergency message. This action is being taken as requested by the White House. ASTGA02 (message number)…” 
AT&T Uverse force-tuned my television from the Fox News Channel to the local NBC network affiliate channel and their morning news program. 
To make matters worse, I could not change channels or look at the channel guide. AT&T had complete control over my television set, and they were supposedly being ordered to do so by the White House. 
This had to be a really big emergency for such action, and I kept waiting for the emergency message. The message never appeared. 
Info Wars reports:

Now, I never believe a word InfoWars reports, so I started checking around.

Here's what I found at The Hill:

Fake White House emergency alert prompts Ebola, ISIS fears

So this is a real story? WTF?

AT&T explains:
Augusta, GA - AT&T U-Verse customers in the CSRA are reporting an emergency message showing up on their screen that indicates a an emergency message from the White House is forthcoming. 
This is also happening to U-Verse subscribers in other parts of the country, as well. We have checked with national officials, who say no such advisory has been made by the White House for Friday. 
AT&T officials tell us they are looking into the matter. Lance Skelly a director of media relations with AT&T, released the following statement Friday morning: 
"Earlier today U-verse TV customers may have received an Emergency Alert notification. We have confirmed that there is no emergency at this time and we are investigating why this occurred. We apologize for any inconvenience. 
As soon as more information becomes available, I will share with our local media immediately" We will continue to follow this story and provide more details as they becomes available.

I'm sure it will make everyone feel real comfy to know FEMA is looking into the situation:
The Federal Emergency Management Agency issued a statement Friday afternoon confirming that a radio station program set off a false emergency alert that froze stations earlier today for AT&T U-verse customers and impacted others in several states including Texas, Georgia, Tennessee and Detroit.
“This morning, there was an inappropriate playing of the national emergency alert notification tones on a syndicated radio broadcast,” FEMA spokesperson Rafael Lemaitre said in a statement. “There is not a national emergency. Today’s broadcast triggered alert notification in states where the alert has been played.”
The statement went on to stay that such alerts are designed automatically set off more emergency alerts by other television stations and radio networks. The incident is now being investigated by FEMA and the Federal Communications Commission.
“Certain alerts, like the one broadcast today, are designed to be automatically picked up and rebroadcasted by other radio and TV stations,” the FEMA official said. “FEMA and the FCC are currently working with broadcasters to determine the full scope of the situation.”
1:15 p.m. update: AT&T officials said this morning’s glitch with their services was triggered by a false message sent out by a nationally syndicated radio show, which is not affiliated with the Dallas-based telecom giant.
The incident was investigated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which discovered the incident, AT&T said. FEMA is slated to address the incident as well.
“The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s investigation indicates that a nationally syndicated radio show not affiliated with AT&T accidentally sent a message over the National Emergency Alert System,” said spokeswoman Briana Gowing. “This false message was carried across our network, as well as some others, as part of the emergency alert system. We apologize to our customers.”
No immediate word on the name of the radio program that triggered the incident.
11 a.m. update: AT&T officials say they are looking into what caused their service to lock onto an emergency alert for customers in Texas and across the country.
Officials issued an apology, and confirmed there is no emergency at this time.
“Earlier today U-verse TV customers may have received an Emergency Alert notification,” said spokeswoman Briana Gowing. “We confirmed that there is no emergency at this time and we are investigating why this occurred. We apologize for any inconvenience.”
Anyone got any ideas?


"Fake?" "Glitch?" My foot! This is nothing but a dry run to check on the possibility of forcing all TV programming to converge into a predetermined station.

I come from a country where this was common. All radio stations suddenly interrupted their respective programs, and were connected to the "state" radio station.

For those like me coming from totalitarian regimes there is nothing new under the sun in this administration. I'm just sorry for the American people who are used to living under the law.

America voted for change, change they have.
What would happen if all of a sudden nobody could reach anything other than the state stations, radio and TV? Could they manipulate the Internet?

All this, except for the Internet, has been done, and is probably been done somewhere else. All totalitarian regimes have done in the past. And I'm sure the president, having been raised in the Third World is familiar with kind of media manipulation.

Americans would only realize what's happening after the fact.

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Trey Gowdy: "Why The Hell Did the President Pick a Lawyer To Be The Ebola Czar?"

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Bellevue Nurses Call In Sick In Record Numbers After Ebola Patient Arrives

From the New York Post:
An extraordinary number of Bellevue Hospital staffers called in sick on Friday rather than treat the city’s first Ebola patient — and those who showed up were terrified to enter his isolation chamber, sources told The Post. 
“The nurses on the floor are miserable with a ‘why me?’ attitude, scared to death and overworked because all their co-workers called out sick,” one source said.
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Ottawa Attack Is Canada’s Fault, Says Hot Muslim Journalist

"Moderate Muslim" - And a Bangin' Babe At That

This woman is a leading Muslim journalist in Canada. She is not fringe at all.

I mention that she is "bangin", because I think it is important to recognize that the way a person appears has very little to do with whether they are a "moderate" or a radical.

In other words, the nice Muslim next door, with the shiny happy family ... yeah, they might very well be just like this god damned bitch.

They too might think you need to die.

I mean, what are you going to do with people like this?

I guess they're just another one of the minor inconveniences we have to put up with for the pleasure of living with all the reasonable Muslim immigrants we keep importing from Sharia Shitholes around the world.

Afghan-Canadian journalist Nelofer Pazira hastold theIndependent that yesterday’s attack in Ottawa happened because the country’s Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper “pushed Canada into joining the US-led war in the Middle East”.
She claimed that the country had “become divided” when the government put a group of Muslims on a watch list, and suggested the running over of a soldier earlier this week was in retaliation.
Paziri said: “Harper’s pro-American policies appear to have turned Canada – and indeed the seat of political power in the capital Ottawa – into a target. Now Canadians will not only be worried about travelling to Europe, America or the Middle East – but wondering if they’re even safe inside their own homes.”
And while we're on the subject:

 Burma encourages 8000 more muslims to relocate 
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Syrian Boy Sleeping Between His Parents



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Ebola News 10-25-2014 - Not So Fast There, Young Man

GatewayPundit: CDC: Ye, You Can Cathc Ebola from Being Sneezed, Coughed on - or by Having Sex 


AOL: Deadliest Ebola Outbreak Ever Spreads to Senegal


Did I not write, was it two days ago, that America seems to be BEATING EBOLA?

Maybe a bit premature?

BangkokPost: Dead man in Phuket tested for Ebola
MailOnline: HazMat team empties Ebola doctor's apartment WITHOUT gloves, face masks or any protective gear October 25, 2014 12:35AM EST
CBSNews: Woman quarantined in NJ for Ebola exposure develops fever October 24, 2014 11:54PM
ITV: Number of Ebola cases passes 10,000 October 25, 2014 10:50AM
BBC: Ebola outbreak: Cases pass 10,000 WHO reports October 25, 2014 5:58 ET
SahilOnline: Ebola infected child from Mali dead October 25, 2014 14:59:47
RT: Ebola fears see parents keep kids from Long Island school October 25, 2014 09:02
Almost 150 kids from the John Pearl Elementary School in Bohemia missed classes for an etire day afer their parent learnt of a student's relatives coming for a vist from Guinea.
TheHerald: Ebola Suspect Mike, 76, diagnosed with malaria
NigerianBulletin: Ebola - Sick Nigerian Drug Smuggler Left to Die in Spanish Airport
A Nigerian drug smuggler who collapsed after cocaine bags inside his body split open was left to die, because airport staff refused to touch him fearing he had Ebola.
ABC9: Ebola Fears Hit HOme for One North Georgia School
Two Heritage High school students who arrived home today from a mission trip to Uganda will stay out of school for the next 21 days.
MyFoxLA: Ebola Scare In Downtown LA
WaPo: Ebola Crisis rekindles concerns about secret research in Russian military labs
NBC: Ebola Survivor, Dr. Rich Sacra: I Would Go Back to Liberia
MSF Protocols for Staff Returning from Ebola-Affected Countries.
Exposure to Disease Chart (image)
Did You Know Europe Is Hiding It's Own Ebola Crisis? If you were surprised to hear the news that a Sudanese United Nations worker died of the deadly Ebola virus in a Berlin hospital on Tuesday, you might be even more surprised to learn just how many Ebola patients there are elsewhere in Europe.
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Sikh Student Allowed to Bring Knife to School for Religious Reasons

But Christian kids get in trouble for praying in school or saying Jesus is their hero?

From The Seattle Times

Religious dagger OK at Auburn elementary school

An Auburn School District official said Thursday that students and staff of the Sikh faith are permitted to wear ceremonial knives for religious reasons.

Assistant Superintendent Ryan Foster reiterated the policy after KING-TV (http://kng5.tv/ZOVg4d ) reported about one boy being allowed to wear the small dagger at Gildo Ray Elementary.

Foster told The Associated Press that a long-standing district policy allows the daggers to be worn under the clothing of observant Sikhs.

"It can't create a disruption of the learning environment," Foster said.

The knife, called a kirpan, is considered an instrument of social justice in the Sikh religion, and is one of five articles of faith worn by observant Sikhs. The blades are typically dull and range from 3 to 9 inches long, according to the New York-based Sikh Coalition.

Rajdeep Singh, the group's policy director, said the issue of kirpans in schools doesn't often come up, because not all Sikhs wear them and others wear them under their clothes.

He noted that the items are probably less dangerous than the scissors that elementary school students in Auburn are required to bring to class.

"It would be helpful to remind parents that this is not a weapon," he said.

Many agencies across the nation have created policies that accommodate the ceremonial knives, the coalition said. The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Protective Service allows kirpan-carrying Sikhs into federal buildings, it said.

"This is not something that's new to us or most districts in the area," Foster said.

How long before a "recently discovered" addition to The Koran allows the carrying of shoulder-mounted rocket launchers?

And yes, I know Sikhs aren't Muslim.

To The Seattle Times 

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CDC Notice About Ebola Transmission

Of course (Click directly on the image to enlarge it):

Read the entire link at the top of this blog post.

No wonder that we're now hearing rumblings about changes in Ebola policy!

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Wow!!! Sam Harris Defends Himself

Strong stuff.

"The crucial point here is to recognize that specific beliefs have specific consequences insofar as they are really believed."
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Ebola Policy Change?

According to U.S. considering quarantine for returning Ebola health workers: CDC (dated the evening of October 24, 2014):
The Obama administration is considering quarantining healthcare workers returning to the United States from the Ebola hot zone of West Africa...
There's also this (dated October 24, 2014, 7:01 P.M., EDT): Two U.S. states [New York and New Jersey] to quarantine health workers returning from Ebola zones.

Consider this: CDC Says NYC Ebola Doctor Cleared Enhanced Airport Screening.

Meanwhile, those with visas from the Ebola Hot Zone are still streaming in at the rate of some 4500 people a month. No federally-imposed quarantine for them?

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HILARY CLINTON, MODERATE COMMUNIST: "Don't Ever Let Anyone Tell You, It's Corporations and Businesses That Create Jobs"

She's just part of a tiny minority of extremists:

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Friday, October 24, 2014

New York/New Jersey Take Ebola Borders Issue Into their Own Hands - Mandatory 21 Day Quarantine for "Those Most at Risk"

From CBS:
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — In the wake of the first confirmed Ebola virus case in New York City, the states of New York and New Jersey have set up a new screening system that goes above and beyond the guidelines already set up by federal officials. 
As CBS 2’s Alice Gainer reported, no other states have yet set up increased screening procedures for Ebola. 
“We believe it’s appropriate to increase the current screening procedures from people coming from affected countries from the current (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention screening procedures),” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday afternoon. 
“We believe it within the State of New York and the State of New Jersey’s legal rights.” Under the new rules, state officials will establish a risk level by considering the countries that people have visited and their level of possible exposure to Ebola. 
The patients with the highest level of possible exposure will be automatically quarantined for 21 days at a government-regulated facility. 
As WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reported, those patients include anyone having direct contact with a person infected with Ebola while in Liberia, Guinea, or Sierra Leone. Those with a lower risk will be monitored for temperature and symptoms, Cuomo explained.


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Dr. John
Dippermouth Blues

& Terence Blanchard and Mike Ladd
Mack The Knife

& Nicholas Payton
Gutbucket Blues


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Mark Steyn: "If You Know The Difference, President Obama, Between Moderate Islam and Jihad, Then Tell Us"

Mark Steyn gets started on this point around the 7:00 mark, and really cat ches fire after 7:45.

You HAVE to hear this:

This may be the best point I have ever heard anyone make on the subject of Islam, Jihad, and the Dhimmification of the Western World.
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UK Islamist Cleric: British Law Is Invalid In Britain

From the Express:
RADICAL cleric Anjem Choudary sparked fury today by declaring he ‘doesn’t accept’ that British law is valid in the UK. 
The 46-year-old hate preacher made the extraordinary statement when asked if jihadist fighters returning from Syria should have their passports confiscated and be charged under anti-terror laws. 
Choudary blasted: “I don’t accept British law. If you have a law, you need to apply it universally. These laws are only being applied against Muslims. 
“This [anti-terror legislation] is purely being hyped-up to support the bombing campaign that is taking place in Iraq and Syria.” 
He also spoke of his support for Islamic State (ISIS) and claimed a ban on jihadists returning to Britain would ‘alienate’ the Muslim community. 
He added: “If these guys have actually not committed any crime in England, then why are we stopping them returning? 
“I think it’s a very ill thought-out policy, I don’t think it will work. 
“I think it will disenfranchise the Muslim community here, I think it would be a cause of further radicalisation in this country.”
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Where/Who is this freelance photographer who CONVENIENTLY distracted the NYC Police officers before the Axe Attack? - UPDATE

Zaim Farouq Abdul-Malik is the Muslim name of Zale Thompson, the NYPD hatchet attacker in Queens

"A hatchet-wielding attacker charged a group of New York City police officers posing for a photograph on Thursday, wounded two, one critically, before the assailant was shot dead, police said.
The officers were on foot patrol when they were asked by a freelance photographer to pose for a picture on a Queens street at about 2 p.m., a New York Police Department spokesman said.lRelated New York City hatchet attack leaves officer in critical condition
Suddenly a man carrying a hatchet charged the officers, swinging it and striking one officer in the right arm and then swinging it again and striking a second officer in the head, the spokesman said."
Where/Who is this freelance photographer who CONVENIENTLY distracted these officers for this attack?


This incident involved FOUR 'rookie' cops and all four were distracted too easily.

According to the "Gothamist", A hatchet-wielding man was shot dead and four NYPD officers, plus a bystander, are injured after police responded to an assault in Jamaica Queens. 

Was there really an assault? 

Was this a coordinated set up? 

Is it unusual to have 4 rookies respond to the same call?

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Ebola News 10-24-2014 ---- How ready are we for an Ebola outbreak since the SPRING?

These are the cops leaving the NYC doc who tested POSITIVE for Ebola (after riding the subway ?? No seriously)
They are disposing their gloves into the trash.
Ebola virus LIVES and can be transmitted not only from blood and fecal matter, but MUCUS AND SALIVA.
Tulane research 2007
There is NO REASON to fear Ebola itself in a nation like the USA. There are abundant and manifest reasons to fear  ignorance, incompetence, and the unpreparedness which can itself CAUSE an outbreak.
These police officers are NOT at fault. The CDC, the NYC Health dept, and police admin who FAILED TO TRAIN AND ALERT these officers MONTHS AGO are at fault. The event in this picture is a PREDICTABLE EVENT
Disasters occur almost ALWAYS thru a series of events EACH of which is extremely unlikely individually, which occur serially.

Just ask any NTSB investigator


Check out the Keystone Cops in this video, starting at about 2:38:

Paging Charlie Chaplin.


WPTZ: Obama offers federal help to NY with Ebola case

Ebola hotline logs nearly 500 calls in first week

FoxNews: US government grants five open Ebola waste permits

Reuters: In NYC Ebola case, crowded city complicates efforts to track exposure

Twitchy: These photos of the NYPD cleaning up the Ebola crime scene might worry you

AP: NY Governor: Ebola doc went out in 'limited way'


WaPo: The world is in denial about Ebola's true threat
The Ebola virus has multiplied in a medium of denial. There was the initial denial that a rural disease, causing isolated outbreaks that burned out quickly, could become a sustained, urban killer.

NIH hospital releases Dallas nurse Nina Pham, now


Reuters: Mali Ebola Patient Traveled While Contagious, risk of exposures: WHOOctober 24, 2014 2:29PM EDT
WorldPost: Toddler with Ebola in Mali May have infected many people: WHOOctober 24, 2014 2:26PM
USNews: WHO Says Millions of Ebola Vaccine Doses Will Be Ready in 2015 Oct> 24, 2014 1:07PM
UN.org: Ebola: Industry leaders meet to discuss vaccine trials, as UN agencies continue aid push October 24, 2014
theGuardian: Ebola cremation ruling prompts secret burials in Liberia
TheGazette: Fort Carson soldiers train to stay healthy while working in Ebola-stricken country October 24, 2014 5:15AM
BelinghamHerald: Thurston County doctor returning from Liberia agrees to self=monitor for Ebola symtoms as a precaution (Washington State) October 24, 2014
InsuranceJournal: Various Insurance Lines Could Potentially Be Affected by EbolaOctober 24, 2014
ArmyTimes: Isolation pods will carry troops if they get Ebola October 23, 2014 1:57PM
MedicalPress: CDC charges Johns Hopkins to lead development of Ebola moduleOctober 24, 2014
Bloomberg: NYC Hospital System Treating Ebola Patient Faces Deficit October 24, 2014 2:43 PM ET
WAFB9: Two people in Marrero being monitored for signs of Ebola, councilman says(Louisiana) October 24, 2014 2:56PM EST
KMBZ: Ebola Outbreak taking its toll on Doctors Without Borders October 24, 2014 2:34PM
ArmedForcesNews: Guard, Reserve Units activated for Ebola Mission October 24, 2014 (Kentucky)

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Federal Judge Sides With IRS, Dismisses Lawsuits by Conservative Groups Over Targeting Scandal

From the Daily Signal:
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., sided today with the Internal Revenue Service and dismissed lawsuits by tea party organizations seeking redress for improper delays and scrutiny of their applications for tax-exempt status. 
District Judge Reggie B. Walton ruled that two lawsuits by True the Vote and Linchpins of Liberty, along with 41 other conservative organizations, were moot because the IRS took steps to address the scandal and “publicly suspended its targeting scheme.”’ 
Walton, who was appointed by President George W. Bush, decided that because the organizations eventually won tax-exempt status, they had remedied any wrongdoing. (His two rulings are below.) 
“We are stunned by today’s judgment,” True the Vote founder Catherine Engelbrecht said.  
“The notion that the IRS can target Americans for years because of their political beliefs is reprehensible.” Engelbrecht also told The Daily Signal: 
"The court acknowledges in its opinion that the IRS did in fact target True the Vote for our perceived political beliefs, but then it holds that neither the agency nor the individual IRS agents or officers are responsible for this unconstitutional conduct."
The ruling is absolutely absurd, because it does not take into account the purpose of the targeting.

The purpose of the targeting was to change the outcome of the 2012 election.

The purpose of the targeting was to shut down Conservative groups, so their voice would not be heard during the 2012 election season.

The Targeting fulfilled it's purpose. The targeting was successful.

You can't walk it back at this point. The only thing that can be done is to punish the wrongdoers.

Because the Judge admitted there was targeting, he is remiss in Judgment and fraudulently so. This is a delinquency of Justice.
“Obviously, this ruling is stunning, and we intend to appeal,” Kookogey told The Daily Signal today, adding: The court appears to believe that tossing a life-preserver to a swimmer who has already drowned can magically revive the dead, or that the government’s promise not to hurt anyone in the future releases it from liability for past harms. 
Although True the Vote, Linchpins of Liberty and more than three dozen other groups argued there is no guarantee the IRS would not target conservative groups again, Walton ruled that the “prospect of future harm is speculative.” 
Von Spakovsky, the Heritage legal fellow, disagreed. 
“Given the unapologetic behavior of Lois Lerner and other IRS officials, and their total lack of remorse, I don’t think it’s ‘speculative’ that this could happen again in the future,” he said.Kookogey said he was baffled by the judge’s logic. 
“My constitutional rights were violated at the moment the IRS first began to unlawfully obstruct and delay my application for tax-exempt status back in 2011,” Kookogey said. 
“Granting my status three years later — after we filed the complaint and moments before the government was required to file an answer — does not undo that harm or render our claims moot.”
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Islam: The Murder Machine

A non-comprehensive list of deadly deeds committed by the sons of Allah in the name of Allah (most from the list below, from this October 23, 2014, article in the New York Times):

Oct. 23, 2014: New York police officer critically wounded in hatchet attack

Oct. 22, 2014: Canada's parliament attacked, soldier fatally shot nearby

Oct. 20, 2014: Hit-and-Run Kills Canadian Soldier

Sept. 26, 2014: ISIS Lieutenant Tries to Coordinate Attacks in Australia

Sept. 25, 2014: Woman Is Beheaded in Oklahoma

May 24, 2014: 3 Shot Dead at Jewish Museum in Brussels

May 22, 2013: Attack Near Military Barracks in South London [UK soldier beheaded]

March 2012: Gunman Kills 7, Including 3 Soldiers, in France

November 2009, July 2011, and April 2014: Fort Hood Attacks [Yes, THREE jihad attacks on Fort Hood]

June 1, 2009: Gunman Kills Soldier Outside Arkansas Recruiting Station

Go to THIS LINK to read the details about most of the above events.

The common thread is Islam. Denial doesn't change that fact.

I'll end this post with the graphic below:

Open your eyes, see the truth.

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What Has Become of All the NSA Reform Proposals? Why IS NSA Still Collecting Our Phone Records? matthewaid:

October 24, 2014
Where’s the NSA reform? Our view
USA Today Editorial Board
October 21, 2014
After leaks last year revealed a vast web of government surveillance of innocent Americans, the outrage in Washington could hardly be contained.
Privacy advocates and lawmakers from both parties…
Don’t those in govt UNDERSTAND that a cynical population will support nothing, advance nothing, and believe nothing (Hello, CDC, IRS, ACA?) when the moment to do so is critical?
Or have we passed that point of no return, and is THAT the true nature and indication of a declining society?
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Washington Free Beacon:

Top Iranian Official: Obama is ‘The Weakest of U.S. Presidents’

Adviser to Iranian president mocks Obama’s ‘humiliating’ presidency (UPDATED) -Kredo
The Iranian president’s senior advisor has called President Barack Obama “the weakest of U.S. presidents” and described the U.S. leader’s tenure in office as “humiliating,” according to a translation of the highly candid comments provided to the Free Beacon.
The comments by Ali Younesi, senior advisor to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, come as Iran continues to buck U.S. attempts to woo it into the international coalition currently battling the Islamic State (IS, ISIL, or ISIS).
And with the deadline quickly approaching on talks between the U.S. and Iran over its contested nuclear program, Younesi’s denigrating views of Obama could be a sign that the regime in Tehran has no intent of conceding to America’s demands.
“Obama is the weakest of U.S. presidents, he had humiliating defeats in the region. Under him the Islamic awakening happened,” Younesi said in a Farsi language interview with Iran’s semi-official Fars News Agency.

“Americans witnessed their greatest defeats in Obama’s era: Terrorism expanded, [the] U.S. had huge defeats under Obama [and] that is why they want to compromise with Iran,”

Younesi said.
The criticism of Obama echoes comments made recently by other world leaders and even former members of the president’s own staff, such as Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates.
Younesi, a former minister of intelligence in the country, also had some harsh comments about U.S. conservatives and the state of Israel.
“Conservatives are war mongers, they cannot tolerate powers like Iran,” he said. “If conservatives were in power they would go to war with us because they follow Israel and they want to portray Iran as the main threat and not ISIS.”
Younesi took a more conciliatory view towards U.S. Democrats, who he praised for viewing Iran as “no threat.”
“We [the Islamic Republic] have to use this opportunity [of Democrats being in power in the U.S.], because if this opportunity is lost, in future we may not have such an opportunity again,” Younesi said.
The candid comments by Rouhani’s right-hand-man could provide a window into the regime’s mindset as nuclear talks wind to a close.
The Obama administration has maintained for months that it will not permit Congress to have final say over the deal, which many worry will permit Iran to continue enriching uranium, the key component in a nuclear weapon.
About the potential for a nuclear deal, Youseni said, “I am not optimistic so much, but the two sides are willing to reach results,” according to an official translation posted online by Fars News.
Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have adopted a much more pessimistic view of Iran’s negotiating tactics, which many on the Hill maintain are meant to stall for time as Tehran completes its nuclear weapon.
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R., Fla.), for instance, wrote a letter to the White House this week to tell Obama his desire to skirt Congress is unacceptable.
“Congress cannot and will not sit idly by if the Administration intends on taking unilateral action to provide sanctions relief to Iran for a nuclear deal we perceive to be weak and dangerous for our national security, the security of the region, and poses a threat to the U.S. and our ally, the democratic Jewish State of Israel,” Ros-Lehtinen wrote.
“If the Administration opts to act in a manner that directly contradicts Congress’ intent, then Congress must take all necessary measures to either reverse the executive, unilateral action, or to strengthen and enhance current sanctions law,” she told the president.
“President Obama does believe that by rewarding Iran and permitting it to do whatever it wants in the region, the mullahs in Tehran will be convinced to compromise,” said Saeed Ghasseminejad, an Iranian dissident and associate fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD).

However, “the result has been disastrous: Iran controls 3 Arab capitals (Damascus, Beirut, and Baghdad) and its allies just captured the fourth one (Sana in Yemen) and Iran’s economy has significantly improved,” Ghasseminejad explained.

“Unfortunately, it does not seem that the mullahs reached the conclusion desired by the administration,” he said. “Iranians believe this administration is weak, it has lost its economic leverage over Iran and there is no credible military option on the table. Iran has been rewarded upfront, they now ask for more while are determined to keep their nuclear program intact.”
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Dhimmis accuse Homeland of being Islamophobic

I've never watched this TV series, but here's an odd accusation being made against it:
Are the cast, crew and fans of "Homeland" - Showtime's television series about a brilliant but neurotic CIA agent - Islamophobes?

That's the implication of articles published this month in both The Washington Post and The New York Times. In the Times, Bina Shah, a Pakistani "contributing opinion writer," complains that "Homeland," much of which is set in Pakistan this season, demonstrates yet again that "the world sees us one-dimensionally - as a country of terrorists and extremists, conservatives who enslave women and stone them to death, and tricky scoundrels who hate Americans and lie pathologically to our supposed allies."

The problem is not just "Homeland," she writes, it's not even just Hollywood, but also "biased journalism, originating among mainstream American journalists who care little for depth and accuracy."

She notes that in "Homeland" and various feature films that use Pakistan as a backdrop (e.g., "A Mighty Heart," about the kidnapping and murder of reporter Daniel Pearl, and "Zero Dark Thirty," about the killing of Osama bin Laden) she has "seen India's signature homemade Ambassador cars traveling down Pakistani streets; actors who play tribal Pashtuns, but look Bihari; Western women wearing chadors where they don't have to, or going around bareheaded when they should be covered."

In one scene in "Homeland," set in Pakistan's tribal areas, she hears "everyone speaking Urdu, not the region's Pashto."

That's it? That's the bias? Seriously?

Ms. Shah quotes from a piece in The Washington Post by Laura Durkay, identified as a "filmmaker and activist" whose "writing has appeared in AlterNet, Gay City News, and Socialist Worker, among others." Ms. Durkay charges that "Homeland" is the "most bigoted show on television," and that it "perpetuates racist ideas."

She, too, fails to provide any evidence, instead asserting that the series "has churned out Islamophobic stereotypes as if its writers were getting paid by the cliche." She calls the show's heroine a "blonde, white Red Riding Hood lost in a forest of faceless Muslim wolves."

Full disclosure: I am a "Homeland" fan. The show has a fast-paced, ripped-from-the-headlines plot and intriguing characters. Among them: Fara Sherazi, who is an Iranian-born, observant Muslim - and CIA agent. She's smart and beautiful to boot. This season there also is a young Pakistani survivor of a drone attack that killed innocent celebrants at a wedding. He wants to return to his medical studies and not get involved in the war between the jihadis and Americans.

Does that sound Islamophobic, racist or bigoted to you? Or does it sound like Ms. Shah and Ms. Durkay are attempting to enforce "political correctness" - hurling the usual epithets to suppress views with which they disagree. Ms. Durkay is adamant that "Homeland" presents "a Frankenstein-monster global terrorist threat that simply doesn't exist." Victims of the 41 jihadi terrorist groups now operating in two dozen countries will be relieved to learn that Ms. Durkay, "filmmaker and activist," has arrived at that conclusion.
It sounds to me almost like dissatisfaction and a wish to complain regardless how Islam is portrayed in the series. The funny part is how the first writer cited parrots the complaint made by righties about the very papers she's writing for. In other words, she doesn't care how much the lefties who gave her a soapbox platform side with her positions already, she dislikes them all the same.

In any case, I don't think what I've heard about Homeland having an observant Muslim agent makes me feel encouraged to ever watch it. Certainly not if they won't be open about the Koran's content. But I agree the Pakistani op-ed writer's arguments are laughable.
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I Thought Drug Use Is Forbidden in the Islamic Faith

But, you know, what's a little heresy when there's beheadin' to be done, right?

From IJ Review 

Captured Teen Terrorist Spills The Secret On Why ISIS Fighters Are Far From Brave Warriors

By Justen Charters

In an interview with CBS News, a captured teen terrorist opened up about life as an ISIS fighter.

When the Islamic State invaded 15-year-old Kareem Mufleh’s village, he was given two awful options: join the jihadists or experience the horror of being beheaded.

Mufleh chose to join ISIS.

While ISIS fighters have caused hundreds of thousands of defenseless people in Iraq and Syria to flee and are becoming the stuff of living nightmares, Mufleh explained what makes them so detached and cowardly.

He claims that ISIS gave him the anti-anxiety drug Zolam before he went in to battle.

“That drug makes you lose your mind,” he said. “If they give you a suicide belt and tell you to blow yourself up, you’ll do it.”

And they probably bought the drug at a strip club after enjoying a five course meal of pork and matzo balls.

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Geert Wilders Interviewed About Jihad Attacks in Canada

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Scuzlim Attacks Police Officers With Hatchet, One Policeman Badly Wounded, Scuzlim's Command is Terminated With Extreme Prejudice

Was the Scuzlim trying to behead the Policeman?

I think he was.

He hit the cop in the head with an axe.

Story at the Blaze.
The deceased suspect has been identified in multiple reports as 32-year-old Zale Thompson, an apparent Muslim who lived in Queens.
Law enforcement sources told Vocative that Thompson appeared to have ties to a radical Islamic leader who supports “aggression” towards the United States government. 
More from the report: 
Last month, Thompson, who says on his Facebook page that he graduated from the Teachers College, Columbia University in New York, commented on YouTube: 
“If you’re looking for ‘perfect’ Muslims who never make any mistakes in their Jihad, then you will be looking in vain! If the Zionists and the Crusaders had never invaded and colonized the Islamic lands after WW1, then there would be no need for Jihad! Which is better, to sit around and do nothing, or to Jihad fisabeelallah!”

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NYC: Positive For Ebola

New York Times

From an Anonymous commenter:
Meghan Kelly on Fox revealed he contacted 4 individuals while symptomatic. His activities suggest he was not taking the 'self-quarantine' protocol seriously. 
He is the second medical professional, considering Dr. Snyderman's little episode, to make a mockery of the Feds 'self-quarantine' measures ...which are clearly inadequate at best, especially when expecting the average traveler from the hot zone to cooperate. 
I pray this doctor caught the virus while it is possible to successfully treat/cure. 
The anxiety at point of realization he was just as vulnerable as any other human being exposed to this nightmare virus certainly did not ease his gut. 
Making that phone call to the health department, knowing what physical horrors he was about to endure, and the guilt that he possibly exposed trusted loved ones and acquaintances probably adds to his mortal and psychic misery.

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for Culturist John

Rahsaan Roland Kirk
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat

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Who said it?

"Obama is the weakest of U.S. presidents, he had humiliating defeats in the region. Under him the Islamic awakening happened"

a. Mark Levin
b. Rush Limbaugh
c. Allen West
d. Ted Cruz
e. the top advisor to the president of Iran
f. Linus Van Pelt


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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Marz frames Ottawa terrorist attack as a gun control argument

He's made a comment about the attack and near infiltration of a government office in the Canadian parliament by a jihadist, discussing the topic as if it were something a lot simpler:

Here we go again. This was not a simple matter of a crackpot with no serious political leanings attacking politicians. This was a case of a Muslim convert who was influenced by the Koran (although his father was already a Muslim who'd taken part in Libyan jihad). Does Marz also think the massacre at Fort Hood was simply a superficial case of gun violence? The reality is that it's a case of homegrown jihadism that's eating up countries like Canada and Britain, and the USA. It should be noted that it was thanks to a RCMP member with a gun that the filthy jihadist in Canada was stopped before he could enter an office where a lot of politicians were gathered.

Here's also another tweet by Marz about Gamergate:

Ah, but does Marz understand that books like Identity Crisis and Avengers: Disassembled are built on misogynistic components? Does he even come to terms with how degrading Emerald Twilight is? Sure, he's written a few books in the past with female leads, and co-stars who were just as prominent, at companies like the defunct Crossgen, and now at Top Cow/Image. But he's occasionally given signs he hasn't fully learned his lesson since the time he'd written Emerald Twilight and the fridge scene (like when he wrote the finale for the Kyle Rayner run in Green Lantern), and that makes it hard to be certain he really understands these issues as well as he could.

And what if mine/your girlfriend/wife/relative is somebody who doesn't care much for computer games, and when she decides to look into the topic further, finds it's more about biased, politicized journalism involving petty arguments on the least problematic elements like T&A, and a belief that partisan politics should be injected into computer games? What then? What if she also decides the 3 women involved aren't people she'd want to hang around either, or even some of the folks against Gamergate? And what if she couldn't care less that Intel decided to remove their ads from Gamasutra and had no interest in reading that dopey website anyway? Marz shouldn't assume every women takes the same position on video games, not even other leftists, some of whom could also be part of the Gamergate movement. But then, does that mean he does have a problem with leftists in comicdom who've tolerated misogyny? Unfortunately, he's never written an op-ed in the same vein as Chuck Dixon did about the industry complaining about issues like that, and it doesn't look like he'll ever try to speak out against bad things happening at the Big Two seriously, so I honestly don't know why he's bothering to lambast Gamergate.

Okay, I'll offer some advice. Don't act like journalists are incapable of doing something bad and making mistakes. Besides, what were J. Jonah Jameson and Bethany Snow created for? And tone down all that leftism. Even some of Marz's fellow leftists may have done that already, and if they did, it could benefit comicdom better.
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NYC: Doctor Suspected of Having Ebola Rushed to Bellevue Hospital - Very Ill

Dr Craig Spencer, 33, who returned to the U.S. ten days ago after treating Ebola patients in Guinea, was admitted to Bellevue Hospital on Thursday with Ebola-like symptoms

NYPost: Doctor who treated Ebola patients rushed to NYC hospital 
The Big Apple may have its first case of Ebola...103 fever & nausea...returned to New York City from Africa 10 days ago

NYT: 9 in Connecticut Being Watched for Symptoms of Ebola


NYDailyNews: Doctor who treated Ebola patients in Guinea rushed to Bellevue Hospital with fever 10/23/2014 2;49 PM

The drama unfolded shortly before noon on W. 147th St., where FDNY hazardous materials specialists sealed off the apartment as EMS rushed the doctor, clad in an exposure suit, to Bellevue. He told authorities that he recently got back from Guinea, where he had been treating patients.


TIME: #thebrief: What are the rights of people quarantined for Ebola? 10/23/2014 9 minutes ago

StreetInsider: Ebola Stocks on Watch on Possible New York Case October 23, 2014 2:59PM


33-year-old, Dr. Craig Spencer quarantined himself inside his Harlem apartment AFTER his fever spiked via Business Insider 31 minutes ago

Pray it's a false alarm, and this is just a touch of flu or some less alarming malady easily treated and cured. If positive, he's been in NYC for 10 days...God only knows how many contacts he's made.

Dr Spencer is being tested for the Ebola virus as well as malaria, salmonella and stomach flu. The results are expected in 12 hours.

Quote: "On October 16, he checked in at a hotel in Brussels, Belgium, presumably on his return journey from Guinea to the U.S. "

Today is the 23rd . ..that is less than ten days ago. 

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Mark Steyn Discusses The Attack on Canada's Parliament

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Yazidi Woman Turned Into A Sex Slave By ISIS Begs For West To Bomb Her Brothel

From IJ Review:
Yazidi women who have been captured by ISIS are being used as “sex slaves,” but a more appropriate description of what’s being done to them is brutal inhuman torture. 
The torture is so horrific that some women are killing themselves rather than wait for rescue, and one woman even called a friend embedded with the Peshmerga to ask that their brothel be bombed. 
A Kurdish activist and friend of the man who received the call tells BBC News that the woman begged: 
“If you know where we are, please bomb us. There is no life after this. I’m going to kill myself anyway. Others have killed themselves this morning. I’ve been raped 30 times and it’s not even lunch time. I can’t go to the toilet. Please bomb us.”
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