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THREAT MATRIX 2010 #3
Free Republic Threat Matrix | May 2, 2010 | TM Crew

Posted on 05/02/2010 4:49:06 PM PDT by MestaMachine

There is no war as far as our president is concerned. There are no Islamic Terrorists, only a few rogue extremists. There is no REAL Jihad. Jihad is simply a "spiritual journey" to Allah, the most merciful. So he says. Islam, to his mind, has contributed so much to the world, after all, since Mohammed's slaughter of the Jews at Medina.
Judging by Obama's actions in the recent weeks and months, he no doubt would have agreed the Jews deserved what they got from the "religion of peace." He continues the onslaught in the name of "social justice" and "human rights"...for them. But not for us, US.
It isn't America that Islam despises, it is the Jews. And all we need do to remedy that is to turn the Jews over for just punishment...and they will love America for it. Peace would reign in the world if only America would stop its support of those wicked Jews in Israel.
Unfortunately, his view is not shared by Al Qaeda. Nor would it be shared by the satanic character of Mohammed who ordered the butchering of innocents to further his mad quest for power.
This is excerpted from the latest Al Qaeda screed from Yahya al-Libi:

Abu Yahya Al-Libi

All Americans Must Be Killed Even If They Capitulate

Top Al Qaeda leader Abu Yahya Al-Libi is out with a new, and particularly grim, tract comparing America to the Bani Quraidah, a Jewish tribe that once came into conflict with Mohammed, resulting in all the adult males being killed, and the women and children being taken as slaves, according to a mix of hadith and Quranic sources.

The takeaway from this 20-page work is rather specific and quite possibly a signpost to trouble ahead.
Al-Libi is arguing:

1) The harshest punishment is justified for those who ally themselves with the enemies of Islam, even if those people do not commit overt acts against Muslims.

2) That punishment, in the case of the Quraidah, was that all of the adult males were killed and all women and children taken as slaves. Al-Libi goes out of his way to point out that this punishment was meted out after the Quraidah surrendered.

3) The United States meets the same criteria for judgment as the Quraidah.

The expansion of the conflict here is in keeping with Al Qaeda's practices, although I don't recall seeing it stated so bluntly and justified so elaborately before.

Basically, Al-Libi is saying that every adult male American ought to be killed, whether or not they submit to the judgment of Muslims (meaning Al Qaeda, of course,) whether or not they have specifically taken up arms against Muslims, and whether or not they continue to be at war with Muslims.

Or, to use his words, they are to be killed "not just as a punishment for the crime which they have committed in the past" but "to cut off the very substance of their evil." He specifically includes prisoners taken on the battlefield in this category, although he takes pains to say that his point is much broader.


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To: thouworm; blackie; MestaMachine; JustPiper; LibertyRocks; caww; Arthur Wildfire! March; Candor7; ...
Mark Levin said, “The first day I said, “Pick up the damn phone and call the airlines!” Now we learn this: Not all airlines were called.

The feds would do well to hire people not so much based on ethnicity, law degree or filling the jobs with relatives and friends. Theyneed people who have and use common sense - something severely lacking all the way to the top.

Pakistan's Good Taliban and Bad Taliban

Is it time to reconsider Islamabad's status as an ally in the war on terror?

Politicians sheltering militants in Punjab

Snip: Just a few kilometres from Lahore is the headquarters of the Lashkar-e-Tayyaba, which is banned in Pakistan, India, the US and other countries, but is now under provincial government protection. India blames the group for the deadly 2008 attacks in Mumbai and routinely harangues Pakistan for allowing its leader, Hafiz Saeed, to remain free.

Top 5 million things banned by the Taliban

Snip: Those who fly pigeons -- a favorite Afghan pastime -- will be imprisoned until "their pigeons disappear from their home." Female doctors must wear old clothes and no ornamentation. Male doctors who must treat a female patient because of a medical emergency "can only look at the part that the patient needs looked at; nowhere else can be touched or seen."

Nothing was left to chance or the imagination under the Taliban. Merchants importing products like shampoo would find that Taliban customs officials had gouged out the eyes of the female models on the boxes. The merchants were then required to display the products with black tape over female faces, or be subject to a beating or jailing.

301 posted on 05/06/2010 5:30:16 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: thouworm
Meant to ping you two to previous post #293

Not to worry, IMHO speaking for myself, I believe many of us do the same thing unintentionally. I don't have a specific ping list. I "invent" my list per each post, so undoubtedly I'm always omitting someone I should probably have included.

For what it's worth, I enjoy your posts - thanks for bringing them to us!

302 posted on 05/06/2010 5:34:02 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: MestaMachine
Perhaps our leaders are not playing many cards available to them because they are busy filling their bank accounts.”

Mega millions are annually changing hands internationally. Corruption is rampant (UN funds one good example). There never seems to be specific accountability presented to those who fund programs we haven't voted on nor would the majority of Americans WANT to see their money funding.

US Foreign Aid Summary

UN Oil for Food Scam internet search

303 posted on 05/06/2010 5:42:46 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: thouworm
First, it is quite obvious that Monsanto’s tentacles have a very tight grip on this adminstration. Very, very tight.

It's not only Monstanto's grip of this administration, but other corporations (GE for one), foreign investors, anti-American zealots appointed to Czar positions and activist (community organizer) and union groups tied directly to Obama's ankles To get the feel for how "warm and fuzzy" Monsanto is, buy or rent the movie "Food Inc." It's a real eye opener.

304 posted on 05/06/2010 5:48:37 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: MamaDearest; thouworm; All

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2508412/posts

Times Square Bomb Suspect a ‘Fan’ of Prominent Radical Cleric, Sources Say (Surprise, Surprise)
al Awlaki

Posted on Thursday, May 06, 2010 8:44:49 PM by tobyhill

Times Square bomb plot suspect Faisal Shahzad is a “fan and follower” of a radical American-born cleric linked to the Fort Hood attack in November and the attempted jet bombing on Christmas Day, sources tell Fox News.

Gee. Another innocent gone over to the dark side /s


305 posted on 05/06/2010 5:56:11 PM PDT by MestaMachine (De inimico non loquaris sed cogites- Don't wish ill for your enemy; plan it)
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To: MamaDearest

“I don’t have a specific ping list. I “invent” my list per each post”

I do the same.

Re: Monsanto — Thanks; I have not seen that one, but I have seen similar. Megalomaniacal company...

BTW - that comments under the photo were from the previous article, not mine


306 posted on 05/06/2010 6:06:05 PM PDT by thouworm
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To: MestaMachine

Bump.


307 posted on 05/06/2010 6:09:39 PM PDT by nw_arizona_granny ( garden/survival/cooking/storage- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2299939/posts?page=5555)
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To: MestaMachine

Well, well. They didn’t say how they know that, BUT

al Awlaki.....that’ll do it.

BTW: I wonder if Shahzad was offered $$$, and if so, how much? I am not convinced this was an entirely “idealistic” or revenge-motivated act.


308 posted on 05/06/2010 6:12:59 PM PDT by thouworm
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To: thouworm

Surmising that they found al Awlaki CDs in his place. The artcle says he was “fond” of al Awlaki CDs.


309 posted on 05/06/2010 6:23:38 PM PDT by MestaMachine (De inimico non loquaris sed cogites- Don't wish ill for your enemy; plan it)
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To: tobyhill; thouworm; MamaDearest; Arthur Wildfire! March; All
Investigators seek money courier in NYC bomb plot (but, but, there are no others here! /sarc)

AP ^ | 5/7/2010 | TOM HAYS and RASOOL DAWAR

Posted on Friday, May 07, 2010 6:42:08 AM by tobyhill

Excerpt:
Investigators of the failed car bombing in Times Square are looking for a money courier they say helped funnel cash from overseas to finance a Pakistani-American's preparations to blow up the crude gasoline-and-propane bomb in the heart of New York, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.


Supporters of the youth wing of the Pakistani religious party Jamat-e-Islami rally to
support Faisal Shahzad, the suspect accused of the failed Times Square car bombing,
in Karachi, Pakistan on Thursday, May 6, 2010.
Pakistani officials say U.S. law enforcement officers have joined them in questioning four alleged members of an al-Qaida-linked militant group over possible links to the
Times Square bombing suspect

310 posted on 05/07/2010 4:09:51 AM PDT by MestaMachine (De inimico non loquaris sed cogites- Don't wish ill for your enemy; plan it)
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To: thouworm

Obama makes 15 recess appointments
Charleston Gazette (WV) - Sunday, March 28, 2010
Author: Ben Feller The Associated Press

* Islam Siddiqui , chief agricultural negotiator, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

http://www.daylife.com/topic/Islam_Siddiqui

Controversial Nomination Complete: Obama Recess-Appoints Pesticide Lobbyist as Chief Ag Negotiator


311 posted on 05/07/2010 4:28:38 AM PDT by maggief
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To: MestaMachine; TigersEye; little jeremiah

I believe this all will come to an abruptly celebratory, tragic end.

It says so in Nostradamus,Leviticus and on my bathroom wall.

Liberty will soon dance on the charnel ground of these fascists.


312 posted on 05/07/2010 4:58:15 AM PDT by Candor7 (Now's the time to ante up against the Obama Facist Junta (Member NRA))
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To: thouworm

Fox News reporter in Pakistan this AM says Siddiqi’s family is very wealthy and that he was a child of privilege. Which means the guy could have paid his mortgage if he wanted to.
If the allegation that he and his wife were on the skids is true and his attempts at reconciliation were rebuffed, it is entirely possible that he intended to martyr himself but was too cowardly to follow through...or...he was trying to impress her by committing an act which islam considers brave and honorable.
Either way, he knew exactly what he was going to do when he quit his job and they don’t have to search any further for a motive other than he is a muslim. Period.
Every case I have followed down through the years shows that these guys are so drugged up when they do this stuff that it is no wonder he made so many mistakes.
He left his carkeys in the ignition so he had no transportation away from the scene except public transportation. That being the case, did he return to NYC to retrieve his other vehicle or rent one to go to the airport?
WHERE was the FBI when all this was happening?
Now the Pakistani radicals have yet another “cause.” This is madness.
To add insult to injury, Manhattan has granted this malignant swarm permission to build a 15 story mosque overlooking Ground Zero which spits in the face of every victim of 9/11. This is their greatest victory and they intend to rub our noses in it every way imaginable.
Whatever idiots in Manhattan gave the go ahead for such an abomination should be tarred and feathered and run out of town on a rail. Or drawn and quartered.


313 posted on 05/07/2010 7:17:41 AM PDT by MestaMachine (De inimico non loquaris sed cogites- Don't wish ill for your enemy; plan it)
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To: MestaMachine

“That being the case, did he return to NYC to retrieve his other vehicle or rent one to go to the airport?”

I wondered the same & have not seen an answer to that question, other than the vehicle he had parked at the airport was an Izuzu Trooper, with a loaded gun in the glove box.

NYC Mosque-—I saw that. These preps were certainly done quietly. They don’t need any approvals (”go ahead”), ie, zoning, etc to build it. Only public outcry could stop it.


314 posted on 05/07/2010 7:49:40 AM PDT by thouworm
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To: musicman

ping


315 posted on 05/07/2010 9:16:52 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Candor7

Vedas say something similar, in general: We are 5000 years into the Kali Age, a dark age of chaos, violence, ignorance and great evil. But there is a small period, just started a few hundred years ago, where the influence of Kali Age (no relation to Goddess Kali, different “a” pronunciation) will be diminished and a small “Golden Age” will happen for a few thousand years. Then, plunging back into the darkness of Kali.

But, there will be a clearing of the decks, no doubt fairly soon, for this small Golden Age to occur. Small age meaning another 9,5000 years. The Vedic time lines are very long.


316 posted on 05/07/2010 9:33:25 AM PDT by little jeremiah (http://lifewurx.com - Good herb formulas made by a friend)
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To: MestaMachine; MamaDearest; Arthur Wildfire! March; LucyT; Fred Nerks; Candor7; GOPJ; Tzimisce; ...
NYC Mosque to be built at Ground Zero -- Adding to this, it is odd that they would want to generate so much publicity and draw attention to themselves at this particular moment, when their plans have been known since last year---or, Is that the point?


Islamic mosque built at 9/11 Ground Zero
Posted: December 17, 2009
By Chelsea Schilling
© 2010 WorldNetDaily

Wreckage from plane that hit the twin towers fell on the same building that may serve as an Islamic cultural center.

A new Islamic mosque will open its doors just steps from Ground Zero where Muslim terrorists murdered 2,751 people in the name of Allah on Sept. 11, 2001 – and its leading imam, who conducts sensitivity training sessions for the FBI, has reportedly blamed Christians for starting mass attacks on civilians.

The five-story building at Park Place, just two blocks north of the former World Trade Center site, was the site of a Burlington Coat Factory. But a plane's landing-gear assembly crashed through the roof on the day 19 Muslim terrorists hijacked the airliners and flew them into the Twin Towers in 2001.

Now Muslim worshippers currently occupy the building, and they plan to turn it into a major Islamic cultural center.

"The men and women stand up, raise their hands on either side of their head, murmur 'Allahu akhbar,' bow and kneel again," reports Spiegel Online.

"Only in New York City is this possible," Daisy Khan, executive director of the American Society for Muslim Advancement, or ASMA, told the magazine. Khan is the wife of Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, founder of ASMA.

They have leased the new prayer space as an overflow building for another mosque, Masjid al-Farah, at 245 West Broadway in TriBeCa, where Rauf is the spiritual leader. The building – vacant since that fateful day when time stood still as millions of Americans grieved the loss of loved ones, friends, family members, co-workers and strangers – was purchased in July by real-estate company Soho Properties, a business run by Muslims. Rauf was an investor in that transaction.

Just down the street, the Museum of Jewish Heritage honors victims of the Holocaust, and St. Peter's Church, New York's oldest Catholic house of worship, is located around the corner.

Rauf has announced his plans to turn the building into a complete Islamic cultural center, with a mosque, a museum, "merchandising options," and room for seminars to reconcile religions, "to counteract the backlash against Muslims in general, " Speigel reports. The project may cost as much as $150 million.

Rauf told the New York Times purchasing the building "where a piece of the wreckage fell sends the opposite statement to what happened on 9/11."

"It was almost obvious that something like this had to arise from the ashes of 9/11," Khan told Spiegel. "In some way, this has the hand of the divine written over it. It's almost as if God wanted to be involved."

The move is supported by the city. The mayor's director of the Office of Immigrant Affairs, Fatima Shama, told the Times, "We as New York Muslims have as much of a commitment to rebuilding New York as anybody."

WND reported in 2003 when, at least four times that year, the FBI's New York field office held all-day sensitivity training sessions, not far from Ground Zero, featuring Rauf.

Speaking for about two hours each session, "he gave an overview of Islamic culture and some of the differences between what fundamentalist terrorist groups say are the teachings of the Quran and what he believes, as a student of religion, the Quran actually says," said special agent James Margolin, spokesman for the FBI New York office.

Rauf asserted that the Quran "certainly doesn't counsel terrorism, murder or mayhem," Margolin said. And he said terrorists have misinterpreted the Quranic term "jihad" to mean violent, or armed, struggle against nonbelievers. Rauf claims it means internal struggle.

Rauf was invited to speak in Sydney, Australia, by Premier Bob Carr in 2004. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, he said the U.S. and the West must acknowledge the harm they've done to Muslims before terrorism can end.

He said the West must understand the terrorists' point of view – and he blamed Christians for starting mass attacks on civilians.

"The Islamic method of waging war is not to kill innocent civilians. But it was Christians in World War II who bombed civilians in Dresden and Hiroshima, neither of which were military targets," he said.
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf (center) poses in a photo with attendees at a 2006 Muslim Leaders of Tomorrow conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. On the far left is Sultan Muhammad, communications coordinator for the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Chicago. (photo: CAIR Chicago)

According to the report, Rauf said there would be little progress until the U.S. acknowledged backing dictators and the U.S. president gave an "America Culpa" speech to the Muslim world. On June 4, 2009, President Obama gave a speech to the Muslim world from Cairo, in which he stated:

I have come here to seek a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world; one based upon mutual interest and mutual respect; and one based upon the truth that America and Islam are not exclusive, and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles – principles of justice and progress; tolerance and the dignity of all human beings. …

So I have known Islam on three continents before coming to the region where it was first revealed. That experience guides my conviction that partnership between America and Islam must be based on what Islam is, not what it isn't. And I consider it part of my responsibility as president of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear.

Rauf praised Obama for "embracing Islam in the peacemaking process" in his speech to the Muslim world. He wrote in the Washington Post:

The historic significance of President Obama's speech to the Muslim world in Cairo cannot be overstated. Never before has an American president spoken to the global Muslim community. His speech marked a major shift in American foreign policy. … In just a few sentences he demolished the phony theory of the 'Clash of Civilizations,' which insists that Islam and the West must always be in conflict.

Instead, he declared the United States is not at war with Islam and outlined a plan for how the conflict can be resolved. … He captured the attention of Muslims because, unlike most politicians, he was willing to critique both his own country and Muslims where they fell short of their ideals.

In an interview with Beliefnet on Islam and America, a reporter asked Rauf, "Some Islamic charities are being investigated for terrorist ties. Have you seen what you consider to be reputable Islamic charities being financially damaged?"

"We believe that a certain portion of every charity has been legitimate," he responded. "To say that you have connections with terrorism is a very gray area. It's like the accusation that Saddam Hussein had links to Osama bin Laden. Well, America had links to Osama bin Laden – does that mean that America is a terrorist country or has ties to terrorism?"

In 2004, Rauf participated in a 30-second advertisement, broadcast on Arabic television, in which he apologized for alleged abuses at Abu Ghraib prison. The Times reported Rauf said he believes "Islamic terrorists do not come from another moral universe – that they arise from oppressive societies that he feels Washington had a hand in creating."

WND



THE CORDOBA INITIATIVE

Cordoba Initiative (CI) aims to achieve a tipping point in Muslim-West relations within the next decade, steering the world back to the course of mutual recognition and respect and away from heightened tensions.


Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf is Chairman of Cordoba Initiative, having founded the organization in 2004.

In 1997, he founded the American Society for Muslim Advancement (ASMA), the first Muslim organization committed to bringing American Muslims and non-Muslims together through programs in academia, policy, current affairs, and culture. As Imam of Masjid al-Farah, a mosque located twelve blocks from Ground Zero in New York City, he preaches a message of understanding between people of all creeds. Additionally, Imam Feisal sits on the Board of Trustees of the Islamic Center of New York and serves as an advisor to the Interfaith Center of New York.

Imam Feisal has appeared regularly at the Council on Foreign Relations and the World Economic Forum (Davos). He has been interviewed by and quoted in leading print media, including BBC, CNN, New York Times, Washington Post, Frontline, and Foreign Policy.

His publications include the books, Islam: A Search for Meaning, Islam: A Sacred Law (What every Muslim Should Know About the Shariah), and What's Right With Islam: A New Vision for Muslims and the West, which the Christian Science Monitor rated among its five best books of 2004; as well as articles such as “The Ideals We Share” (Newsweek, July 31, 2007) and “The End of Barbarism? The Phenomenon of Torture and the Search for the Common Good” (with Rev. Dr. William Schulz in Pursuing the Global Common Good, 2007).

Born in Kuwait and educated in England, Egypt, and Malaysia, Imam Feisal holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Columbia University in New York and a Master of Science in Plasma Physics from Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey. He speaks English, Arabic and Malay.

Important post by drpix:

"The project is a collaboration between the American Society for Muslim Advancement and the Cordoba Initiative."

To show you how brazen this enemy is and how craven our leaders are, here's the meaning of Cordoba to Muslims today:

Brief Europe: Muslims stopped from praying in mosque

Two Muslim tourists were arrested when they tried to pray inside Córdoba’s famous former mosque in Spain, breaking a ban imposed by the Roman Catholic Church. Half a dozen Austrian Muslims knelt to pray at the same time in the vast marble building, which was converted to a cathedral in the 13th century after Muslims were driven from Spain.

The two men who were detained were part of a group of 118 Austrian Muslims on an organised tour for young European Muslims. All bought tourist tickets for a tour of the cathedral on Wednesday. The six who started to pray faced charges of disturbing public order when they appeared before a judge in Córdoba. The Great Mosque of Córdoba was converted into a Christian church in 1236 after King Ferdinand III of Castile recaptured the city from the Muslims. The building later became the modern-day Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption

muslimnews.co.uk

What the Muslim report does not say is that the site was a Christian Monastery before the Islamic invaders built their Mosque - even using columns from that Christian structure. Nor does the Muslim report tell you is that that Church was the scene of recent similar Muslim outrages. What the report does tell you is that even Muslim "tourists" are agents of their Global Jihad.

Muslim colonists make claims to Christian lands in the name of Allah and tell the Dhimmis it's as a "counterbalance to radicalism" and feckless Western leaders will not confront them.

Would "The Greatest Generation" have allowed Japanese to build a Shinto shrine at Pearl Harbor during WWII? How can Americans today allow a mosque at "Ground Zero?"


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Feisal Abdul Rauf blames Christians

Interview with Feisal Abdul Rauf

It's interesting that you call America a sharia-compliant state.

It really means there's a religious commandment to build the right society, to have a sense of social justice and a social safety net, to have laws that take care of human beings, that aren't prejudiced against people.

317 posted on 05/07/2010 9:34:30 AM PDT by thouworm
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To: MamaDearest

What’s with the Kenyan con-man and his love affair with these muzzie jihadist terrorists??


318 posted on 05/07/2010 9:51:21 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: blackie
What’s with the Kenyan con-man and his love affair with these muzzie jihadist terrorists??

A Lauper song comes to mind in response to that question: True Colors!

319 posted on 05/07/2010 2:16:35 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: thouworm; blackie; MestaMachine; rxsid; Islaminaction; JustPiper; null and void; Candor7
What motivates socialists

Snips
. The socialist reformers of today take an easy road. They retain their comfortable life styles. They join a cause and ask the government to act and to coerce other people to make the sacrifices.

What revolutionary socialism means

Snip:
. Socialism is not a reform, it is a revolution.

What is socialism?

As African American poet and communist Langston Hughes wrote in "Good Morning, Revolution":



       …Together,

       We can take everything:

       Factories, arsenals, houses, ships,

       Railroads, forests, fields, orchards…

       And turn 'em over to the people who work.

       Rule 'em and run 'em for us people who work.

The Sharia socialists

Snips:
The entire British press has complied with the demands of the religio-fascists who have organised the international outcry, and what does Socialist Worker see? Only racism. Some of the press have talked about the issue of free speech! Racism! Racism, racism, all is racism!

At the very least, measured by any sane standard, this is a one-sided picture. In reality it is an utterly false construction on the facts. It is using the cry of “racism” as a moral blackjack to stop awkward questions being asked, inside the SWP and outside, about their descent into sharia socialism.

Socialist Worker reiterates the virtuous parrot cry — we are against racism! — to disguise their abject surrender to political Islam.

In a world in which international terrorism, rooted in political Islam and in certain aspects of the Muslim religious tradition, is a major factor; in which rampant Muslim clerical-fascism is a powerful force in many countries; in which the Islamists can generate and organise a world-wide campaign to impose their “standards” on countries like Denmark and Britain - why, here there is no issue but “Islamophobia”, anti-Muslim racism! Innocent Muslims are being scapegoated! Socialists must concentrate all their efforts on “fighting Islamophobia”, for, as the wise editorial in Socialist Worker puts it, “in its wake comes further racism”.

The inevitability of Sharia Law in the West

Snip: Sharia law’s imposition will be sold as social reforms
As a country’s population rises, it will approach the Sharia tipping point. Sharia law’s imposition will be sold as social reforms, just as they are throughout the Muslim world. And since only disruptive forces would be opposed to it, naturally criticizing its implementation would be one of the first bans. There is only one clean way to avoid it, just as there is only one clean way to avoid a Communist or Nazi takeover. And that is not to have people inside your borders who want to see the country turn into a Nazi, Communist or Islamist state. If you fail to do that, then sooner or later, you will either face a bloody civil war, or/and live under a Communist, Nazi or Islamist state.

320 posted on 05/07/2010 3:21:51 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: MamaDearest; thouworm; Islaminaction; LucyT; Arthur Wildfire! March; caww; Candor7; blackie; ...
Taking a break from the heavy stuff before sundown. it has been quite a week for us.Time to smile...sort of.

Lord Jesus Christ (his real name) hit by Mass. car

Excerpt:
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) -- The victim might have forgiven the woman who ran him down in a Massachusetts crosswalk, but police haven't.

Police say a Pittsfield woman has been cited for running down a man named Lord Jesus Christ as he crossed a street in Northampton on Tuesday.

The 50-year-old man is from Belchertown. Officers checked his ID and discovered that, indeed, his legal name is Lord Jesus Christ. He was taken to the hospital for treatment of minor facial injuries.

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No. I didn't make this up.
Actually this is refreshing news what with all the mohammeds out there. It's nice to see that we have a Jesus in the sea of mohammeds.
And yet:
Jacob, aka Israel, is still the number one name for baby boys born in the US for the eleventh straight year. That's a good thing. It was also my father's name. HIS fater's name was Abraham. I come from good stock.
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POOR LITTLE RICH BOY
GROOMED FOR TERROR
Faisal & bride the happy couple on their wedding day

The admitted Times Square car bomber looks nothing like a bloodthirsty jihadist as he sits beside his doe-eyed bride at their lavish wedding in Pakistan.

Faisal Shahzad and Huma Mian enjoyed a traditional ceremony with trappings fit for royalty when they got hitched in 2004.

Gussied up in a form-fitting gharara dress and wrapped in gold, the beautiful bride gives the camera a sultry look as Shahzad, then just 24, allows a slight, joyful grin below his mustache.

The picture from the couple's wedding in the militant hub of Peshawar was posted on MySpace by Huma's younger brother, Taufeeq Mian, and hints at the privileged life Shahzad had ahead of him before stumbling financially and embracing jihad.

LAVISH: Admitted Times Square bomb plotter Faisal Shahzad smiles beside his beaming, luxuriously adorned bride, Huma Mian, at their 2004 wedding in Peshawar, Pakistan.

Although the wedding was arranged as per Pakistani custom, both came from modern families. She is the Colorado-born daughter of a globetrotting energy executive; he is the son of a high-ranking Pakistani air force officer.

"[Shahzad] was a jovial type, very active and playful. But after his marriage, he began to change. He grew a beard, and grew quieter and withdrawn," said Faiz Ahmad, a neighbor of Shahzad's father, Bahar Ul Haq, outside Peshawar.

Ul Haq himself was caught in his terrorist son's troubles yesterday. He was grilled by US and Pakistani investigators, but not arrested.

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And she booted him. No wonder the "poor guy" was depressed./sarc
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And finally, Thought for Food:
WHAT did muhumbug really look like? And how would anyone know if someone actually drew him or not if nobody knows what he looked like including the muslims?


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321 posted on 05/07/2010 4:51:41 PM PDT by MestaMachine (De inimico non loquaris sed cogites- Don't wish ill for your enemy; plan it)
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To: MestaMachine
AND I can actually spell FATHER

(although you wouldn't know it from my previous post.)

322 posted on 05/07/2010 4:55:47 PM PDT by MestaMachine (De inimico non loquaris sed cogites- Don't wish ill for your enemy; plan it)
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To: thouworm
"But it was Christians in World War II who bombed civilians in Dresden and Hiroshima, neither of which were military targets," he said."

Dresden: A 1953 United States Air Force report written by Joseph W. Angell defended the operation as the justified bombing of a military and industrial target, which was a major rail transportation and communication center, housing 110 factories and 50,000 workers in support of the Nazi war effort.

Hiroshima: The target was chosen as Hiroshima was a city of considerable military importance, containing Japan's Second Army Headquarters, as well as being a communications center and storage depot.

They lie about nearly everything, which only surprises fools and Democrats.

323 posted on 05/07/2010 5:11:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Don't care if he was born in a manger on July 4th! A "Natural Born" citizen requires two US parents!)
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To: MestaMachine
Lord Jesus Christ Faisal Shahzad. Muhumbug? I guess that pretty much describes the whole effing mess! LOL.
324 posted on 05/07/2010 5:23:03 PM PDT by Candor7 (Now's the time to ante up against the Obama Facist Junta (Member NRA))
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To: MestaMachine
Lord Jesus Christ Faisal Shahzad. Muhumbug? I guess that pretty much describes the whole effing mess! LOL.
325 posted on 05/07/2010 5:23:39 PM PDT by Candor7 (Now's the time to ante up against the Obama Facist Junta (Member NRA))
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To: MamaDearest

Do they know how to die?


326 posted on 05/07/2010 5:54:08 PM PDT by Candor7 (Now's the time to ante up against the Obama Facist Junta (Member NRA))
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To: little jeremiah

Yes, in my particular lineage odf Shambhala it is called the kali-yuga.The age of the Setting sun.

Just before that golden age of the Rising Sun, the Muslims will be defeated forever but the kaliyuga will later continue and only those who have the ability to work with meditative discipline will have the means to maintain a human perspective. The Human realm will become very much like a hell realm until the kali yuga plays out.We will until then be able to perceive only like animals, everything will be grey, very speedy..fast fast pace of life, very little thinking, no freedom, life will be shorter etc.


327 posted on 05/07/2010 6:40:29 PM PDT by Candor7 (Now's the time to ante up against the Obama Facist Junta (Member NRA))
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To: Candor7

Does your lineage study the Puranas? They describe all this in detail.

The short version is - things will get worse for a short while, then they’ll get better for quite some time, and then - slam! - really, really bad for a long time. And then, at the end of the Kali age, another Satya or Krita Age which is very peaceful, pure, people live long life spans, everyone is basically a sage, earth is fruitful and pure, and so on. But that won’t happen until Kalki avatar cleans out the demoniac at the end of Kali. Interesting. I’d like to see that. But not have to suffer during the rest of Kali.


328 posted on 05/07/2010 7:04:21 PM PDT by little jeremiah (http://lifewurx.com - Good herb formulas made by a friend)
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To: little jeremiah

No not the puranas, it is buddhist , not hindu. But the cosmology is parallel in some respects.

There is a way not to have to suffer through kali, and that is to live in a community created enlightened bubble, a higher realm located here.Once you get on that track you can be reborn there repeatedly until the kaliyuga evolves into that peaceful golden age.There are many hindu lineages which have that, but high among them all, the legend and land of Shambhala shines. The Rigden kings who live there are making Shambhala available more and more as the dark age advances.Shambhala is the orogini of the kalachakra ( wheel of time) tantra.They have a representative right here, called the Sakyong, ( Earth Lord).We have a very large Jewish presence in the community.

http://www.shambhala.org


329 posted on 05/07/2010 8:17:59 PM PDT by Candor7 (Now's the time to ante up against the Obama Facist Junta (Member NRA))
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To: thouworm; Beckwith

with a loaded gun in the glove box.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

This is interesting. My understanding is that he bought a Kel Tec sub 9 carbine with a folding stock, which allowed him to avoid a computer check that would have been required for a pistol.

This shows that he had some saavy local advice. That gun folds down to a point that it becomes a “near” pistol.

Still a Kel TeC sub 9 would not likely fit into your Izuzu Trooper glove box, so I find your info. curious. Did he have a second gun?

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewWBsIQGkG4


330 posted on 05/07/2010 8:41:37 PM PDT by Candor7 (Now's the time to ante up against the Obama Facist Junta (Member NRA))
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To: Candor7
Sorry bout that. A stickler for facts & links, but I can't find a single source identifying WHERE in the Izuzu they found the gun, and as you say....

You might find this whole short article of interest

Shahzad’s Real Crime? He Bought A Rifle!

SOURCE

331 posted on 05/07/2010 10:56:20 PM PDT by thouworm
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To: thouworm

Thanks Thou. I would love to know who briefed him on how to buy a gun and avoid the law that would snag a terrorist.

Another example of how gun control doesn’t work.Even in the rifle he bought had been restricted, he could get anything he wanted on the black market in NYC, all he would need is enough money, and a few contacts on the docks.

We also know what one of the weapons of choice is for American Muslim Al Qaeda members.

They like to spray and pray.


332 posted on 05/08/2010 7:21:38 AM PDT by Candor7 (Now's the time to ante up against the Obama Facist Junta (Member NRA))
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To: MamaDearest

Good conclusions!


333 posted on 05/08/2010 10:17:55 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: MamaDearest

We really have our work cut out for us!!


334 posted on 05/08/2010 10:57:55 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: MestaMachine

Faisal Shahzad is well liked by Obama and his regime.


335 posted on 05/08/2010 11:03:52 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: James C. Bennett; blackie; Candor7; MamaDearest; Islaminaction; LucyT; Arthur Wildfire! March; ...
Clinton to Pakistan: 'Severe consequences' in case of attack
The Times of India ^ | 8 May 2010 | The Times of India

Posted on Saturday, May 08, 2010 9:13:49 AM by James C. Bennett

NEW YORK: The United States has warned of "severe consequences" if a successful extremist attack in America were traced back to Pakistan, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Friday in an interview with CBS' "60 Minutes."

The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for a failed bid to bomb New York's Times Square last Saturday. If proven, it would be the group's first act in the United States.

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These people in this administration are beyond stupefying. Not to mention that every damm one of them are pathological liars.
Post #32

To Candor7:

"severe consequences" if a successful extremist attack in America were traced back to Pakistan,...

TWO and a half WORDs:
JAMAAT AL FUQRA.

Jamaat al Fuqra, right here, right now.

Al-Fuqra, or Jamaat al-Fuqra, is a shadowy Muslim religious cult with bases in North America and ties to Pakistan. The group was founded in 1980 by Pakistani cleric Sheikh Mubarak Ali Jilani Hashemi. Even though Jilani lives in Lahore, Pakistan, he established al-Fuqra on a trip to the United States as a means for participants to reject the ills of modern society and strive to live in a pure Islamic community. Translated, Jamaat al-Fuqra, means "community of the impoverished".

Since the early 1980s, members have been linked to numerous small attacks, including bombings, murders, and hate crimes in several regions of the United States. The organization is reported to have more than 1,000 members living in closed compounds in rural areas of New York, California, South Carolina, Virginia, Colorado, and Canada. It is suspected that their headquarters is located in Hancock, New York. Membership is primarily composed of African-American Muslim converts. Al-Fuqra members are known for reclusive behavior and secrecy -- including the use of forged identities for travel abroad to Pakistan for religious and terrorist training. In fact, aspects of the group's behavior, particularly the use of remote compounds and extensive weapons training, is similar to that of right-wing U.S. survivalist groups.

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And the US has done NOTHING. NOTHING!!! 32 posted on Saturday, May 08, 2010 2:46:02 PM by MestaMachine

336 posted on 05/08/2010 12:07:47 PM PDT by MestaMachine (De inimico non loquaris sed cogites- Don't wish ill for your enemy; plan it)
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To: MestaMachine
Clinton to Pakistan: 'Severe consequences' in case of attack

What? Obama will send them another $800 million dollars?

337 posted on 05/08/2010 12:13:20 PM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: meadsjn
January 04, 2010
Law enforcement source: Jamaat al-Fuqra/Muslims of America involved in tax return fraud plot

In the past few days we were contacted by a law enforcement source about a plot by members of the same Jamaat al-Fuqra compound in Hancock to engage in a massive tax return fraud plot using contacts obtained through mosques in New York and using the money to send to their sheikh, terrorist leader Mubarak Gilani, in Pakistan. Al-Fuqra recruits heavily in prisons, and many male members of the group are convicted felons.

According to the source, most of the men from the Hancock compound have been engaged in tax training for the upcoming tax season (which explains some recent reports about the men in Hancock going missing). Leaders of friendly mosques in the New York City area (the source specifically mentioned Brooklyn and the Bronx) are directing mosque members to storefront tax outfits run by Jamaat al-Fuqra. Using information from these mosque attendees, the tax fraud operation will then use that information to file false tax returns (probably without the knowledge of the tax filer) and collect 24 hour rapid returns. A referral fee is given to the imam and the remainder of the money will then be forwarded overseas to accounts controlled by Gilani. The filer is then on the hook for the fraud if it is discovered.

The documentary produced last year by the Christian Action Network on Jamaat al-Fuqra, "Homegrown Jihad: Terrorist Camps Around the US", discusses the group's extensive history of fraud and corruption. For example, the group perpetrated the largest charter school scam in California state history, with ringleader Khadijah Ghafur, sentenced to 14 years in jail. Jamaat al-Fuqra members in Colorado were also convicted of a massive workers compensation fraud ring. And back in 2007, CAN reported on a FBI investigation that found a $7 million fraud ring selling counterfeit-label clothing in Virginia. Seven Al-Fuqra members were convicted in that scheme.

With a long history of domestic terrorist acts, murders and fraud, it is amazing that federal law enforcement officials are reluctant to take action against the group despite abundant evidence that it is a continuing criminal enterprise and a known domestic terror threat (e.g. the al-Fuqra videos released last month by CAN). What more does Jamaat al-Fuqra/Muslims of America need to do before their operations are shut down for good? We should be afraid to find out.

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You might ask....

338 posted on 05/08/2010 12:23:18 PM PDT by MestaMachine (De inimico non loquaris sed cogites- Don't wish ill for your enemy; plan it)
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To: MestaMachine

There are so many contradictory statements by OFFICIAL sources here & in Pakistan, I can’t even keep the information and timing of releases straight to make a post about it. I will take another crack at it.


339 posted on 05/08/2010 1:08:50 PM PDT by thouworm
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To: MestaMachine; blackie; All
BTW: Withering article by Mark Steyn (if you haven't already read it):

THREAD---Mark Steyn: Faisal Shahzad, Subprime Terrorist?"

340 posted on 05/08/2010 1:17:33 PM PDT by thouworm
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To: MestaMachine
NEW YORK: The United States has warned of "severe consequences" if a successful extremist attack in America were traced back to Pakistan, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Friday in an interview with CBS' "60 Minutes."

She's probably meaning "severe consequences for anyone tracing such an attack back to Pakistan". Or to her boss.

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341 posted on 05/08/2010 2:47:08 PM PDT by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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To: MestaMachine; All
Hillary is a lot like zero,she never stops running for office.

She sees the possible handwriting on the wall that zero may not even be the candidate in 2012 and can't help herself.

Talk is cheap for the socialists,but when they go after Israel or in this case Pakistan which is being pulled apart by both sides; those who want a legal govt. and those who want sharia law and the terrorists in power,only an insane person lusting for power would make such a foolish statement as her royal dykeness did.

342 posted on 05/08/2010 6:41:52 PM PDT by rodguy911 ( Sarah 2012!!! Home of the free because of the brave.)
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To: MestaMachine
Its insane at this point considering history that we allow unchecked borders, those who hate us to live amongst us in the country,after seeing the pattern of muzzie take overs all over Europe and much of the world. We either stop them or they will try and stop us. Time means nothing to these brainwashed pawns.
343 posted on 05/08/2010 6:46:24 PM PDT by rodguy911 ( Sarah 2012!!! Home of the free because of the brave.)
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To: MamaDearest; thouworm; Islaminaction; LucyT; Arthur Wildfire! March; caww; Candor7; blackie; ...

In keeping with the fact that we face threats from within, maybe even worse than the threats from without, THIS was on Glenn Beck yesterday. I also received an email about it. We need to be aware that this is happening and stop it at the source. It is no secret they hate freedom. It is no secret that thay are attempting to destroy this country as quietly as they can. We can’t stay silent and let them get away with it.:
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Obama’s next regulate and destroy mission: The internet
http://www.glennbeck.com/content/articles/article/198/40203/
May 6, 2010 - 11:27 ET

GLENN: I’ll give you the story on the FCC here in just a second, and this is important.

I can’t tell you the things that I’m working on now because we’re not always just among friends and I don’t ever want to give them an upper hand on where I’m headed as a business and as somebody who is working to expose the corruption in this country. But one of the things that I did last year was start Insider Extreme and it was a step in the direction to be able to make sure that no matter, they try to shut me down on television, shut me down on radio, shut me down on Internet, shut me down in books, shut me down on stage. They have a lot of work in front of them. I keep all of my options open.

They have already — the last time I spoke was two weeks ago. I was in, I was in Tyler, Texas and the venue that was there the night before at 10:00 at night, the inspectors came, health inspectors. It was about 10:00 at night. According to the venue, it was about 10:00 at night and he turns on the water and he notices that the water is down.

Within ten minutes there was a knock on his door at the venue during a concert. It was a health inspector. (He) said, we’re just here for a quick inspection, walk into the bathrooms, turn on the water and say, I notice that you don’t have any water, we’re going to have to shut you down; can we see where your water pumping station is. They took (him) back to the back of the building.

They made an error, at least in the way he tells it, they made an error because the health inspector said, “Show us your pumping station.” He brings them back and the guy with the health inspector says, “Yes, I noticed that a couple of days ago, that those knobs were turned.”

Sorry, you noticed what? Hmmm? I thought you didn’t know where the pumping station — you were here on the property and you were looking at the — what was that? Hmmm? 10:00 at night. I speak the next afternoon. They tried to close them down. Said, you are not licensed to do anything now this weekend, and I’m sorry, but you’re closed and you can get a renewal license on Monday morning.

He said, well, I’ve got a big event happening here. I’ve got 6,000 people coming tomorrow. I’m sorry, you are not going to be able to do it. “Well, I guess you are going to have to fine me then because I’m doing it anyway.” He said he’s under tremendous heat. He’s bringing in conservative speakers.

It’s happening. It’s nudge. It’s nudge. A little here, a little there. But they are doing it now with the Internet, and here’s what they are announcing today.

PAT: Mr. Genachowski, the FCC chairman, is expected today to outline his plan for regulating broadband lines. He wants to adopt Net neutrality rules that require Internet providers like Comcast and AT&T to treat all traffic equally and not to slow or block access to websites, but it also gives them all the power to regulate the Internet and that’s, that’s what this is all about. This is not about speeding up your broadband.

GLENN: This is about — the people who are behind Net neutrality are free press, and I’m trying to remember. Stu, do you remember what Free Press’ slogan is? It’s like —

STU: Not off the top of my head.

GLENN: Change the Internet or Net —

PAT: Transform society, something like —

GLENN: Transform democracy.

PAT: Transform democracy.

GLENN: It was change the Internet and transform democracy, or something like that. This again is about transformation, and they are all the usual suspects. Everybody who is supporting this are the usual suspects. This is the group of radicals. And the radicals are inside the FCC. I know these things to be true because we have sources inside the FCC who are afraid to speak out publicly, and I don’t want them to because they are better on the inside than they are on the outside. Yes, that’s right, FCC. There are people inside that don’t agree with you. But what’s the problem with that? Isn’t that what Cass Sunstein says? That the government agents should be able to infiltrate groups that disagree? You shouldn’t have a problem with that. I hope you don’t look over your shoulder.


344 posted on 05/08/2010 10:06:44 PM PDT by MestaMachine (De inimico non loquaris sed cogites- Don't wish ill for your enemy; plan it)
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To: MamaDearest; All
Thank you to MamaDearest:

The FCC has done it.
The nuclear option.
To circumvent Congress and the courts they are reclassifying the Internet as a telephone system to regulate it as a public utility.
It's an astonishing power grab, and we need to stop it.
For more information, I am forwarding my column from today on FOX Forum. You can read it below.

I have two action items for you today:
1. Tell Congress to step in and stop FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski's Internet takeover by clicking here:

Capwiz

2. Sign up for our RightOnline conference in Las Vegas, July 23 and 24th, where we will organize in person to fight back against the Netroots left on this and other crucial issues at RightOnline.com"

From: Phil Kerpen

Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2010 11:33 AM
Subject: Kerpen on FOX Forum: The FCC Goes for the Nuclear Option

Article
Updated May 06, 2010
The FCC Goes for the Nuclear Option

If FCC Chairman Genachowski announces his intention to reclassify the Internet as a telephone system, he will be reversing 30 years of precedent
By Phil Kerpen - FOXNews.com

As I have repeatedly warned and noted on www.ObamaChart.com (MUST SEE), when Congress blocks the Obama administration, the White House always finds a way to get around the normal policy-making process and pursue its agenda by other means. Today's reclassification assault on the Internet is the latest-and perhaps the most egregious-example.

Obama Chart on Glenn Beck via YouTube

In its effort to imposing crippling net neutrality regulations on the Internet-an idea with very little support from the American public or Congress-the Obama administration first turned to the FCC simply to pretend Congress has given it authority to regulate.

That effort suffered a major setback when the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals emphatically smacked down the FCC's regulatory proposals in Comcast v. FCC. President Obama and his close friend and FCC chairman Julius Genachowski, however, refuse to back down. Instead they're escalating to the regulatory equivalent of a nuclear attack on the free-market Internet: Chairman Genachowski will announce today his intention to reclassify broadband Internet as an old-fashioned telephone system as a pretext for pervasive regulatory control.

Broadband Internet service has never been regulated like old-fashioned telephone lines -- classified as "Title II" under the Telecommunications Act. The FCC settled the matter definitively in 1998, when Clinton-appointed FCC Chairman William Kennard demolished the same reclassification arguments being made today in that year's Report to Congress :

Our findings in this regard are reinforced by the negative policy consequences of a conclusion that Internet access services should be classed as "telecommunications" … Classifying Internet access services as telecommunications services could have significant consequences for the global development of the Internet. We recognize the unique qualities of the Internet, and do not presume that legacy regulatory frameworks are appropriately applied to it.

If Chairman Genachowski announces, as expected, his intention to reclassify the Internet as a telephone system, he will be reversing 30 years of precedent starting with the Carter administration FCC's "Computer II" decision and definitively settled with respect to broadband Internet access by the Clinton FCC in 1998. Turning sharply left from Carter and Clinton indicates a pretty extreme shift beyond the mainstream of American politics.

Such a shift is unjustified, because free-market Internet policy has been a tremendous success. The Internet -- in the absence of regulation -- has flourished into a remarkable engine of economic growth, innovation, competition, and free expression. Such triumph argues in favor of continuing existing successful policies, but with today's announcement the FCC shows it is more interested in satisfying a left-wing political constituency than continuing sound policy.

Consider the words of one of the leading advocates of Internet regulation, Robert McChesney, founder of the left-wing group Free Press. McChesney said to SocialistProject.ca: "What we want to have in the U.S. and in every society is an Internet that is not private property, but a public utility."

He went on to explain: "At the moment, the battle over network neutrality is not to completely eliminate the telephone and cable companies. We are not at that point yet. But the ultimate goal is to get rid of the media capitalists in the phone and cable companies and to divest them from control."

Not surprisingly, Free Press put out a statement yesterday just minutes after the story leaked that the FCC would pursue reclassification. Remarkably, they openly stated that even the nuclear option of total regulatory control under a utility-type model is not enough for them, saying: "This is extremely welcome news. We reserve judgment, however, on whether the FCC has gone far enough."

The communications industry is, like health care, roughly one-sixth of the U.S. economy. Unlike health care, however, the FCC seems to believe it can take over the communications system with just three votes at the Commission. If they insist on trying, Congress needs to step in and stop them.

Phil Kerpen is vice president for policy at Americans for Prosperity and director of its No Internet Takeover Project.
He can be reached on Twitter, Facebook, and through
Phil Kerpin.com

345 posted on 05/08/2010 10:46:39 PM PDT by MestaMachine (De inimico non loquaris sed cogites- Don't wish ill for your enemy; plan it)
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No Internet Takeover.com

Broken link in previous post. Sorry

346 posted on 05/08/2010 10:52:48 PM PDT by MestaMachine (De inimico non loquaris sed cogites- Don't wish ill for your enemy; plan it)
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To: MestaMachine; onyx; penelopesire; seekthetruth; television is just wrong; jcsjcm; BP2; Pablo Mac; ..

#345 .. PING to take action !


347 posted on 05/08/2010 11:16:57 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

Thank you. I have been reading email for the past 15 minutes and I have one from Glenn addressing the subject! I’ll read the posts now.


348 posted on 05/08/2010 11:23:59 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: All

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2509740/posts
Julius Caesar of the Internet
Wall St. Journal ^ | May 08th 2010

Posted on Sunday, May 09, 2010 1:34:28 AM by Steelfish

Julius Caesar of the Internet The FCC puts another industry under political control.

A federal appeals court ruled last month that the Federal Communications Commission lacks the authority to regulate the Internet. No worries, mate. This week the Obama Administration chose to “reclassify” the Internet so it can regulate the Web anyway. This crowd is nothing if not legally creative.

Read more at link.


349 posted on 05/08/2010 11:52:03 PM PDT by MestaMachine (De inimico non loquaris sed cogites- Don't wish ill for your enemy; plan it)
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It is exceedingly strange, the things you find when you aren’t looking. This is one of them...pre-election:

http://intraspec.ca/NatalChart-BarackObama.php

My read of Barack Obama...
In context of the MBTI, Obama is an ENFJ, an Extroverted iNtuitive Feeling Judger, with significant Introverted Thinking (manifesting in a tendency to decide for others, rather than let them choose for themselves) and Introverted Perception (manifesting in a tendency to control relationships).

Obama’s ennea-type is Two, with a strong Three wing.
The passions (”sins”) are pride and deceit, rather than accidia and anger (9w1).
Heart triad (2,3,4), not Gut (8,9,1).

Obama’s birth chart presents three powerful dynamics: a kite formation, a grand square, and a mystic rectangle. Two points of the grand square are integrated with the base and apex of the kite, and two points are integrated with the rectangle. The other two points of the rectangle engage a critical aspect: Mercury opposition Jupiter/Saturn in the 12th House. The key element is Chiron (the kite base) in the 1st House, opposing Pluto (the kite apex) - which is weakly conjunct the North Node - in the 7th.

As Chiron struggled with a mortal injury for which there was no apparent remedy, Obama is also a “Wounded Healer”. In this case, however, the injury presents as a narcissistic conflict that arises from abandonment. The absent father figure is unconsciously idealized and cathected as a self-object, temporarily filling the void and providing the required narcissistic supplies for ego stability. As developmental needs are no longer met by the paternal self-object, there arises a cognitive dissonance that demands new models to serve as self-object and satisfy the self.

The maternal object is viewed with ambivalence because she cannot resolve the wound and may have caused or abetted it. She contributes to the cathecting self by instilling the belief that the developing child is of superior capability and intelligence. She also reinforces the cognitive search for new models which supersede previous self-objects as the necessity arises.

Obama harbors a deep need to resolve personal feelings that he is an outsider and does not belong, yet he is convinced that his superior intelligence and empathic capacity confer upon him a special knowledge, a personal entitlement and moral authority. The need for acceptance precludes outright self-assertion of his superiority, because this is not a pragmatic strategy; rather, he understands that acceptance must come through a focus on the perspectives and concerns of others. He is adept at reading the attitudes of others and can quickly absorb ideas, then skillfully present them as his own. His empathic abilities and capacity for mimicry (e.g., he will incorporate the vocabulary, use similar postures, and alter his pronunciation) to make it appear that he is not different. One may come away with the impression that “he is just like me”, only later to realize that things may not have been as they seemed. Obama is not focused on the subject, but on egoic performance in maintaining cognitive stability in respect of the internal self-object. He will remain inaccessible and unknown because he is unknown to himself, a man of peripatetic ideas and assumed roles.

For Obama, truth is relative, an internally mediated variable he believes is subject to social manufacture. What is “real” is a matter of agreement. Positions will be adopted on the basis of their relevance to the casting of fact that serves his immediate objectives and facilitates his acceptance by others. While there certainly are causes close to his heart, these do not escape the influence of the narcissistic conflict: conflation of personal with collective needs makes it likely that he will fall prey to narcissistic snares — that he can know all and heal all, or to the defensive belief that he is never wrong. Attempting to take the tiger by the tail, he will confuse personal attributes with the collective capacity and will, making it possible to cast himself as a symbol or see himself as the cause, leading to an over-estimation of his ability to handle such responsibilities as may be acquired in the process. He will become impatient and dogmatic because people do not understand that he knows what is best for them, the nation, and the world. He will also evince suggestibility in response to the demands of important partners with whom he has allied himself in the quest to achieve his vision of the truth.

Obama has certainly inspired and made us think, but his best contribution may not be as president of the United States. — Richard Dagan


350 posted on 05/09/2010 12:15:39 AM PDT by MestaMachine (De inimico non loquaris sed cogites- Don't wish ill for your enemy; plan it)
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