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  • (vanity) Wish Sophia a Happy Birthday. It's today. She's 80!

    09/20/2014 6:19:30 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 14 replies
    Various ^ | 9/20/2014 | Self
    I don't think she owed EVERYTHING to pasta. The camera loves her, all the same.
  • U.N. to dump flood of Muslim refugees on U.S.

    09/17/2014 5:17:22 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 46 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 9/15/2014 | Pamela Geller
    Most Americans are unaware that under the “Refugee Resettlement Program,” whole Muslim communities from hostile nations are imported into the United States, circumventing whatever immigration laws that are still intact. This is made even more dangerous by what organization determines who is are refugees and who aren’t. It’s the UN, driven largely by the world’s largest international body, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). The OIC is a modern day caliphate made up of 56 countries and the Palestinian terrorists. For years, a handful of my colleagues and I have warned of the reckless immigration polices here in America and...
  • Rutherford Institute Urges Supreme Court To Uphold Free Speech Online

    08/25/2014 7:10:28 PM PDT · by combat_boots
    Western Journalism ^ | 8/25/2014 | ...
    Citing the 2010 arrest of a Pennsylvania man based on alleged threats he posted on his Facebook page, the Rutherford Institute has filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in an effort to protect the First Amendment rights of citizens posting content online. Anthony Elonis was convicted of four separate counts of interstate communication of threats in 2012 and was sentenced to 44 months in prison, in addition to three years of supervision upon his release.
  • Competing media narratives of Darren Wilson and Michael Brown

    08/25/2014 6:42:57 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 10 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 8/25/2014 | neo neocon
    On Saturday the WaPo featured a wordy piece devoted to Darren Wilson’s dysfunctional family of origin, and the racial and other problems in the police force he used to work for, difficulties that seem to have had nothing whatsoever to do with him. As William A. Jacobson has written, it’s an attempt at guilt by association. That effort seems even more biased when it is contrasted with a lengthy AP article published the very next day in the Sunday WaPo that tells us what a great guy Michael Brown was. From Saturday’s article about Wilson, Darren Wilson’s first job was...
  • More Lies and Cowardice from Obama: Tries to Take Back “Junior Varsity” Comment

    08/25/2014 6:40:19 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 19 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 8/25/2014 | Pamela Geller
    New Yorker editor David Remnick asked the president why the Al Qaeda flag is now seen flying in Falluja in Iraq and in certain locations in Syria, and therefore the jihad group has not been “decimated” as Obama had said repeatedly during his 2012 reelection campaign. “The analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think is accurate, is if a jayvee team puts on Lakers uniforms that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant,” Obama told Remnick. “I think there is a distinction between the capacity and reach of a bin Laden and a network that is actively planning major terrorist...
  • How Dana Loesch’s Upbringing Led Her to Believe ‘Poverty Is a Choice’

    08/25/2014 6:37:12 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 22 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8/25/2014 | Erica Ritz
    Dana Loesch on Monday shared the story of her upbringing, saying “poverty is a choice” and she knows “a thing or two” about it. “I spent my childhood in a house headed by a single mom, and sometimes, we would have milk, gravy and biscuits twice a day to save money,” Loesch began, filling in on The Glenn Beck Program. “I borrowed notebook paper from my cousin because we were pinching pennies. We didn’t have cable. We didn’t have cell phones. We didn’t have any of the stuff that kids today have. We rented a tiny house in a small...
  • The Flimsy Evidence Behind Common Core

    08/25/2014 6:33:53 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 10 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8/25/2014 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Jason Richwine at National Review Online reports that the evidence behind the Common Core standards is “really weak”, despite proponents’ claims that they are “research- and evidence-based.” Richwine dives into some of the lackluster research behind the standards: Now the Center for Education Policy at George Washington University has put together a compendium summarizing over 60 research papers related to Common Core design and implementation. If there is empirical evidence on the importance of strong standards, this is probably the place to find it. Unfortunately, only two papers in the entire compendium are devoted to measuring the impact of Common...
  • Athens, GA mayor attempting to put brakes on proposed resettlement of (more?) refugees

    08/21/2014 12:33:43 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 7 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | Aug 21, 2014 | Ann Corcoran
    Another “pocket of resistance?” LOL! I can see “Welcoming America” scurrying to Athens at this very minute! In July we reported on a plan by US State Department contractor—International Rescue Committee (IRC)—to open an office and begin resettling Congolese refugees to Athens, GA. Now comes news (hat tip: Joanne) that the Democratic mayor, Nancy Denson, is throwing cold water on the scheme by asking the IRC to “present a formal refugee integration plan.” That is exactly what every town or city faced with this crisis (yes, a crisis when a refugee contractor comes to your town!) should do—demand a plan...
  • Live Thread: I am Mike Brown Live from Ferguson, MO

    08/19/2014 6:11:08 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 692 replies
    Livestream ^ | 8/19/2014 | UNK
    For 8/19/2014
  • Ohio State fires band director Jonathan Waters over ‘sexualized’ culture

    07/24/2014 1:55:05 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 45 replies
    Dispatch ^ | 7/24/2014 | Staff
    Ohio State University has fired the director of its marching band and is expanding an internal investigation that uncovered a deep culture of sexual harassment among students that reportedly has existed for years. The two-month investigation, triggered by the complaint of a parent, revealed a cascade of evidence that students routinely harassed one another –– often directed at new band members by older students –– and that director Jonathan Waters knew about it or should have known. Waters, 38, was ousted from his post effective today, OSU President Michael V. Drake said. Details of the investigation are laid out in...
  • Obama’s Left Hand Doesn’t Speak to His Right Hand

    06/20/2014 8:50:29 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 8 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | June 20, 2014 | Pseudonym
    What if Barack Obama wasn’t inept at all? What if his many failures and misdirections were part of a larger scheme to confuse, misdirect, and eventually destroy our ability to make any reasonable predictions about what comes next? On the other hand, what if his utter hubris has engineered so vast a mistake that his bridge collapses? [Update: Below is a video of one woman speaking out at the meeting in Lawrenceville. Many thanks to the anonymous commenters who provided these links. Open up YouTube and look at the sidebar for more Lawrenceville videos.] video here I can only deal...
  • ‘A nutritionist, now an educator?’ FLOTUS issues brain warning to those who ‘goof off all summer’

    06/20/2014 7:56:22 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 15 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 6 20 2014 | Staff
    O told Jimmy Fallon that Sasha and Malia never bring their friends to the WH. I wonder why.…— Sean Agnew (@seanagnew) June 20, 2014 Does this have something to do with it? Mrs Obama cites research that if you goof off all summer, "you can actually lose up to 3 months’ worth of knowledge from the previous year."— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 20, 2014 There’s no party like a FLOTUS party! @markknoller @HarrietBaldwin what is she pushing now under the guise of "social justice"? First a nutritionist, now an educator? PLEASE-STFU— PoliticallyIncorrect (@McCarthyKnew) June 20, 2014 Michelle "No...
  • ‘Already worse than Carney’: Obama spokesman’s...

    06/20/2014 7:51:53 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 12 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 6 20 2014 | Various
    ‘Already worse than Carney’: Obama spokesman’s scapegoat for influx of young illegals drops jaws Unaccompanied young people have been flooding across the border and crowding temporary shelters in the U.S. Is the reason this has been happening due to lax border security combined with an expectation the U.S. government might soon grant blanket amnesty to people in the country illegally?According to Josh Earnest, who is replacing Jay Carney as White House press secretary, the blame is elsewhere: Earnest: "deliberate misinformation campaign" by syndicates in Latin America leading children to believe if they arrive in US they can stay— Jim Acosta...
  • Russia Reignites The Proxy War: Putin Offers "Complete Support" To Iraq

    06/20/2014 7:44:59 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 28 replies
    ZeroHedge (good read, all the same) ^ | 6 20 2014 | tyler durden
    Russia Reignites The Proxy War: Putin Offers "Complete Support" To Iraq Prime Minister Scorned By Obama Two days ago, before it was formalized that the US tacitly, if not explicitly, now supports the removal of the Iraqi Prime Minister whom it itself had helped elect, we summarized the geopolitical tensions and "national interests" in Iraq, which is shaping up to be a proxy war that makes last year's Syrian escapade pale by comparison, as follows: The situation in Iraq, already a jumble of domestic sectarian violence, is now pitting virtually all major (and regional) international players against each other as...
  • Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Exposed in Sweden: All 30 Girls in One Class Discovered Mutilated

    06/20/2014 7:25:43 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 14 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 6 20 2014 | Pam Geller
    It’s here in America, too. How bad? It’s anyone’s guess. But it’s prevalent in Muslim communities. According to one human rights activist, it’s a crisis. Back in 2010, I reported that here in America, the Academy of Pediatrics suggested that American doctors be given permission to perform a “nick” on girls from Islamic cultures. The norming of savagery. Because of our opposition to their “well-intentioned” abomination, the Academy of Pediatrics withdraw its “2010 Policy Statement on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) that Endorsed Pediatricians’ ‘Nicking’ of Girls’ Genitalia.” In one particular case in Australia , defense lawyers tried to slither out...
  • Obama expands government benefits for gay couples

    06/20/2014 7:22:13 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 17 replies
    AOL ^ | 6 20 2014 | Unknown
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A year after the Supreme Court struck down a law barring federal recognition of gay marriages, the Obama administration granted an array of new benefits Friday to same-sex couples, including those who live in states where gay marriage is against the law. The new measures range from Social Security and veterans benefits to work leave for caring for sick spouses. They are part of President Barack Obama's efforts to expand whatever protections he can offer to gays and lesbians even though more than half of the states don't recognize gay marriage. That effort has been confounded by...
  • Soros Report: White Working Classes 'Marginalised' By Mass Immigration

    06/20/2014 7:18:11 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 16 replies
    Breitbart (UK) ^ | June 17, 2014 | Nick Hallett
    White working-class Britons are "marginalised" due to immigration and badly paid jobs, according to a study by the Open Society Foundations (OSF). The group, set up by billionaire George Soros, spent a year talking to residents of the Higher Blackley area of Manchester, northern England, and asking them their views on a wide variety of subjects. They found that residents felt disillusioned and disempowered after years of mass immigration to the area. Although the residents have a "strong work ethic", they are still finding it hard to get jobs thanks to mass migration. Researchers also found that although there is...
  • Benghazi: Op Zero Footprint – US & Allies Freak Over Gaddafi Demand for Gold for Oil – End Is Near

    05/05/2014 2:52:58 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 11 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 5/3/2014 | Maggie
    In March 2011, Reuters announced a secret order signed by Barack Obama to provide covert support for Libyan rebel forces. The operation became known as Zero Footprint, but after Obama finished with it, Big Foot was identified. For about 18 months before the attacks on our Benghazi Special Mission, intelligence had successfully identified terrorist factions inside the rebel factions. Those terrorists included the Muslim Brotherhood as well as al-Qaeda. Nevertheless, Senator John McCain said the rebels were his heroes. Qadhafi made a fatal mistake, literally, by working toward one currency for Africa, which threatened the West. The idea of a...
  • ‘Leave orphans’: Muslim bus bomber in Russia

    12/31/2013 7:06:41 PM PST · by combat_boots · 17 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | Tuesday, December 31, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    This says it all about the enemy. And the West keeps kissing the ring of the OIC, CAIR, MS, MSU and Muslim jihad groups worldwide. ‘Leave orphans’: Twisted words of bus bomber Russian officials investigate the site of a bus bombing in Volgograd onMonday, the city’s second strike in 24 hours. Inset: Pavel Pechyonkin, ID’d as the train-depot bomber Photo: EPA Russian investigators scoured the gutted remains of a trolley bus destroyed by a suicide bomber on Monday and said a former paramedic who converted to Islam and joined a terrorist underground was responsible for another horrific attack at a...
  • Fox News publishes piece whitewashing jihad violence and proselytizing for Ahmadi Islam

    12/31/2013 7:01:31 PM PST · by combat_boots · 6 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | Tuesday, December 31, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    Qasim Rashid is an Ahmadi Muslim; I debated him here. Despite the fact that Ahmadis are persecuted, oppressed and slaughtered in Muslim countries, Qasim Rashid carries water for his oppressors and furthers the Islamic supremacist war against freedom of speech. He also whitewashes the Qur'an's justification for domestic abuse. Nuts. Fox News publishes piece whitewashing jihad violence and proselytizing for Ahmadi Islam Robert Spencer at Jihadwatch Fair and balanced. Can you imagine Fox, or any other news outlet, running a piece like this proselytizing for Christianity? Exhorting people to revere and follow Pope Francis? Media Matters would be in an...
  • Plea Entered Not Guilty in Trial of Fort Hood Jihadi Nidal Hasan

    07/02/2013 12:33:48 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 15 replies
    Atas Shrugs ^ | 7/2/2013 | Pamela Geller
    According to quranic teachings, he is not guilty. Hasan continues to make a mockery of our legal system. Nidal Hasan Back in Court to Enter Pleas KCEN TV, Jul 02, 2013 (KCEN) -- The accused Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan was back in court today to enter his pleas. He refused to enter his pleas and requested three more days, because an attorney has offered to represent him. Hasan wanted that time to decide on the new attorney. The judge said the request was "untimely" and called it an obstruction to the administration of the court martial. The military judge...
  • Paul Soros, shipping magnate and older brother of financier George Soros, dies in NYC at 87

    06/15/2013 6:29:24 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 43 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | June 15 2013 | Unknown
    NEW YORK – Paul Soros, a successful innovator in shipping, philanthropist and the older brother of billionaire financier George Soros, died in New York City on Saturday after a long bout with a host of illnesses, said his son Peter Soros. He was 87. Soros, an engineer and businessman, founded Soros Associates, a world leader in the design and development of bulk handling and port facilities. The company has operations in 91 countries. Soros also held a number of patents and wrote more than 100 technical articles on the transportation of materials and related shipping design issues. "His genius, which...
  • United States and Saudi Arabia Sign Open Skies Air Transport Agreement

    06/08/2013 5:28:05 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 16 replies
    Department of State ^ | May 28,2013 | ...
    Today in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, U.S. Ambassador James B. Smith and Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Director of the General Authority of Civil Aviation, Dr. Faisal bin Hamad Al-Sugair, signed an Open Skies air transport agreement. The United States-Saudi Arabia Open Skies agreement will, following a transition period, permit unrestricted air service by the airlines of both countries between and beyond the other’s territory, eliminating restrictions on how often the carriers fly, the kind of aircraft they use and the prices they charge. This agreement will allow for the strengthening and expansion of our strong trade and tourism links with Saudi Arabia,...
  • Traitor in the White House Cancels Fleet Week

    05/26/2013 7:55:49 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 25 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | May 26, 2013 | Pam Geller et al
    I look forward to Fleet Week on Memorial Day Weekend every year. The city is transformed by our heroes in the armed forces. But thanks to Obama, the 2013 Fleet Week has been cancelled. 2012 Fleet Week Event Schedule | Parade of Ships USS Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum Visitors Guide His pigs feed at trough (the unions, SEIU, "green companies," etc.) -- while decent, hard working Americans, along with our troops and assorted targets of the enemy administration, continue to be punished by the traitor in the White House. Obama and his entourage feast on Kobe steaks, holding...
  • IRS Tyrant Lois Lerner was former FEC Tyrant Terrorizing Conservative and Christian Groups

    05/23/2013 4:50:24 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 4 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | Pam Geller et al
    IRS Tyrant Lois Lerner was former FEC Tyrant Terrorizing Conservative and Christian Groups while Refusing to Pursue Obama's Illegal and Foreign Contributions Obama's campaign contributions from Gaza Did you ever wonder why the FEC (Federal Election Commission) never took any action on all the charges about Obama's eligibility and foreign campaign donations? Longtime Atlas readers remember the blockbuster stories I broke during the early summer 2008 on illegal contributions, foreign contributions, contributions from Hamas-controlled areas in Gaza, and non-existent donors (scroll here). I documented it all in my book, The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Adminstration's War on America. Good article...
  • Salafi group building mosques in Philly and Jersey (video)

    05/08/2013 5:22:25 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 8 replies
    Creeping Sharia ^ | May 6 2013 | creeping
    Salafi group building mosques in Philly and Jersey (video) Posted on May 6, 2013 by creeping Three in Philly, at least one in Camden, one in Asbury Park, and others in New Jersey, North Carolina, Baltimore, Maryland and more.Start listening at 5:15 via The Salafi Marakiz in the United Kingdom & America – YouTube.Germany has banned three Salafi movements who want to implement sharia law. What Muslim group doesn’t want that?As Robert Spencer posted recently, Mosques are the battleground of the war between Islam and the West. We haven’t had a chance to watch the video but if you have...
  • Canadian jihadi under interrogation told Russians about Tamerlan Tsarnaev; they then told FBI

    05/04/2013 5:51:31 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 11 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 5/4/2013 | Pamela Geller
    Canadian jihadi under interrogation told Russians about Tamerlan Tsarnaev; they then told FBI (full title) Epic failure. Obama scrubbed our counter terror materials and manuals of jihad, so what would you expect to happen? Even in the wake of the blood and carnage, Eric Holder is admonishing Jews to be tolerant of Islam and warning of "anti-Muslim backlash." That's his takeaway. Canadian jihadi under interrogation told Russians about Tamerlan Tsarnaev; they then told FBI Jihadwatch And the FBI did nothing to stop the Boston Marathon jihad bombing. They received the warning but did nothing, because it had to do with...
  • Wahhabi Islam: General Overview (Oldie but goodie)

    04/22/2013 2:20:12 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 7 replies
    FR ^ | Not published yet | Steven
    “Wahhabi” Islam The terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 shook the United States to its core. Since those horrific moments, our nation has been thrust into a global war against terror and religious extremism. Now more than ever, it is of the utmost importance that we understand the thought processes of those who seek to destroy the very fabric of Western society. Nothing short of our way of life and our very existence are on the line. We cannot afford to lose. What could possibly drive people to murder innocent civilians on such a large scale? What would lead a...
  • Ibn al-Khattab: the bin Laden of Chechnya

    04/21/2013 2:12:02 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 3 replies
    The Money Jihad | April 21, 2013
    (Rest of title) Well-to-do Saudi served as Chechen commander and jihadist financier Deceased Chechen commander Ibn al-Khattab In Money Jihad’s earlier post on the history of terror finance in Chechnya, one name came up again and again: Ibn al-Khattab. The terrorist leader was an early disciple of Osama bin Laden, and would benefit from bin Laden’s encouragement and financial support for years until al-Khattab’s death in 2002. But al-Khattab was also a force unto himself, managing the flow of jihadist recruits and financing their operations in the Chechen guerrilla war against Russia. One of the better descriptions of al-Khattab’s activities...
  • North Caucasus jihadists’ money traces back to Saudi Arabia and Osama bin Laden

    04/21/2013 2:08:12 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 1 replies
    The Money Jihad ^ | April 19, 2013
    The seed money of major North Caucasus or Chechen terrorist groups such as the Caucasus Emirate, the Islamic International Peacekeeping Brigade (IIPB), the Special Purpose Islamic Regiment (SPIR) and the Riyadus-Salikhin Reconnaissance and Sabotage Battalion of Chechen Martyrs (RSRSBCM) can all be traced back to Al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden. Although we don’t yet know to which groups the two Russian-born brothers of Chechen descent who were identified as suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings may belong, it’s important to take a look back at the origins of the money behind the North Caucasus jihadist network overall. Islamic International...
  • VANITY: Refugee resettlement in the US under 0bama

    04/20/2013 7:22:42 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 27 replies
    various | 20 April 2013 | me
    Somali refugees changing the face of Minneapolis ORR FACT SHEETS(Federal benefits to refuges, from the US HHS Office of Refugee Resettlement Virginia Imam stirring up Ethiopian Muslims with Jihad talk (Book) Modern Day Trojan Horse: Al-Hijra, The Islamic Doctrine of Immigration, Accepting Freedom or Imposing Islam? (Sam Solomon and E Al Maqdisi) Object Lesson: “Temporary” Amnesty Never Dies (Michelle Malkin)This exposes the scam of temporary amnesty Syrians in the U.S. Are Given Protected Immigration Status (Julia Preston, NYT, April, 2012) Cost of Amnesty for Lawbreaking Foreigners Is Estimated at $4-5 Trillion(Malkin and Bolling video)Amnesty Costs 70 Times More Than Enforcement-The...
  • The Jihad Comes to Boston

    04/19/2013 3:22:53 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 32 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | April 19, 2013 | Pam Geller
    My take on the Boston jihad: "The Jihad Comes to Boston" Pamela Geller, Breitbart, April 19 Now that we know that the Boston Marathon bombers were Muslims from the Russian Caucasus, it is clear the war is here. Boston is a war zone, yet still the media is disarming the American people by refusing to address the blindingly obvious motive: jihad. As we have seen from Beslan to Baghdad, Libya to Lebanon, Indonesia to India, geography is irrelevant in the struggle of ideology. The media is already spinning the revelation of the bombers' identities furiously, confusing the American people with...
  • House Passes Measure Removing Word ‘Lunatic’ From Federal Law

    12/19/2012 2:16:40 PM PST · by combat_boots · 44 replies
    CBS ^ | Dec 6, 2012
    WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – The word “lunatic” will be stricken from federal law under legislation that passed the House by a vote of 398-1 on Wednesday. The congressional action is the most recent effort to eliminate language from the U.S. code that has become outdated or demeaning. Two years ago, Congress removed references in federal law to the term “mental retardation.” The only “no” vote was cast by Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, who said in a statement that, “not only should we not eliminate the word “lunatic” from federal law when the most pressing issue of the day is saving...
  • Obama Mocks Tea Party Movement… Says He's Amused by the Tea Party Rallies

    12/19/2012 7:31:06 AM PST · by combat_boots · 31 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 15, 2010 | Posted by Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama told fellow democrats today that he’s “amused by the tea party protests.” The Hill reported: President Barack Obama struck a hyperpartisan note Thursday, telling Democrats that he was “amused” by the Tax Day Tea Party rallies. Obama, addressing a Democratic National Committee (DNC) fundraiser in Miami, did little to endear himself to the Tea Party groups protesting around the country, saying “they should be saying thank you” because of the tax cuts he has signed into law. The president went as far as to say that this week’s special election in Florida, which was won by Democrat Ted...
  • Obama on Occupy Wall Street: 'We Are on Their Side'

    12/19/2012 7:28:36 AM PST · by combat_boots · 15 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Oct 18, 2011 | Daniel Halper
    In an interview that will be aired tonight on ABC News, President Obama continues to express his commitment to the Occupy Wall Street protesters. “The most important thing we can do right now is those of us in leadership letting people know that we understand their struggles and we are on their side, and that we want to set up a system in which hard work, responsibility, doing what you’re supposed to do, is rewarded,” Obama tells ABC News. “And that people who are irresponsible, who are reckless, who don’t feel a sense of obligation to their communities and their...
  • Pictures: Why OWS Protestors are wearing V for Vendetta masks

    12/19/2012 7:24:55 AM PST · by combat_boots · 30 replies
    FirstPost ^ | Oct 18, 2011 | Shruti Dhapola
    If one were to look at pictures of the Occupy protests that are spreading in major cities all across the world, the one group of people you can’t afford to miss out are the people wearing the Guy Fawkes masks and holding up quotes from Alan Moore’s famous graphic novel V for Vendetta. So who is Guy Fawkes? Well, he belongs to early 17th century England and was part of the Gun Powder plot in 1605. The Gun powder plot was by a group of English Catholics who wanted to assassinate the protestant King James.The conspirators sought to blow up...

    12/19/2012 6:52:53 AM PST · by combat_boots · 6 replies
    (Page at) utminers "My Thrid Essay" ^ | Unknown | HERMILA R. BECK
    VIOLENCE AND GANGSTA RAP Every generation has to deal with the influences in its social environment. The youth is looking for role models, trying to discover by themselves their future in society. Parents educate and create good citizens, good civilians that can be the best asset for society. But, violence is a new symptom among our teenagers. Frequently we hear in the news, the high rate of crimes committed by teenagers. All this new culture has been influenced by music, because the music industry has been recording some gangsta rap, music that sends messages of urban violence, drugs, sex and...
  • On gun control, look to Biden

    12/19/2012 6:18:06 AM PST · by combat_boots · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | Dec 19, 2012 | Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza,
    Editor's note: Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza served as deputy national press secretary of the Democratic National Committee during the 2008 election. (CNN) -- President Obama's poignant speech at Sunday's interfaith vigil in Newtown, Connecticut, set the tone for our mourning. Now, America's path forward will be decided out of the spotlight. The question of whether the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School will linger only in memory or be memorialized by an enduring shift in gun policy can only be answered by the legislature. Incoming Judiciary Committee chair Sen. Diane Feinstein has announced she will introduce an enhanced assault weapons ban on...
  • Occupy Movement Says ‘Violence Will Be Necessary to Achieve Our Goals’

    12/19/2012 6:07:33 AM PST · by combat_boots · 63 replies
    PJM ^ | Oct 11, 2011
    Citizen journalist Ringo captured this speaker at the Occupy Los Angeles camp a few days ago letting the cat out of the bag: After dismissing nonviolence as a dead end, he admits that for the Occupiers to achieve their goals, violence and bloodshed will be necessary: (video) Here’s a transcript, starting at 32 seconds into the video: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Occupy L.A. Speaker: “One of the speakers said the solution is nonviolent movement. No, my friend. I’ll give you two examples: French Revolution, and Indian so-called Revolution. Gandhi, Gandhi today is, with respect to all of you, Gandhi today is a tumor...
  • Chinese State Media Demands US Citizens Be Disarmed

    12/19/2012 5:46:41 AM PST · by combat_boots · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dec 18, 2012 | UNK
    (Breitbart) – The official Chinese government news agency, Xinhua, has demanded the US immediately adopt stricter gun control measures to reduce the number of firearms the US populace is permitted to possess. The Chinese state-controlled media’s statement, titled “Innocent Blood Demands No Delay for US Gun Control,” is primarily focused on the Newtown tragedy in which 26 Americans were killed by a mad gunman. Twenty of the victims were young children. SPECIAL: “Do NOT let the government take our guns!’ Protect Your Gun Rights! The Chinese government stated, “Their blood and tears demand no delay for the U.S. gun control.”...
  • FBI will not prosecute bombing of government building bombing with IED as terrorism

    12/03/2012 2:14:51 PM PST · by combat_boots · 33 replies
    Atlast Shrugs ^ | 12/3/2012 | various FR mention!
    FBI will not prosecute bombing of government building bombing with IED as terrorism due to "political sensitivities" This is as bad as the actual bombing. Afraid of violating the sharia and offending the feelings of jihadists, the FBI will not be prosecuting the bombing of a government building with an IED as terror due to "political sensitivities." It just gets worse and worse. Muslim bombs government office in Arizona Iraqi refugee arrested for bombing Arizona Social Security office with IED PJ Media, Patrick Poole via Free Republic UPDATED (8:25p EDT): I just spoke again with my contact in the FBI...
  • Socialists Outline Democrats’ Agenda for Next Two Years

    12/01/2012 7:48:37 PM PST · by combat_boots · 22 replies
    Gulag Bound ^ | 11/29/2012 | Trevor Loudon
    Contrary to popular opinion, the US Democratic Party does not set much of its own policy.Democrat policy is actually dictated by the labor unions and radical think tanks, such as the Center for American Progress, and the Institute for Policy Studies.The unions are dominated by the US’s largest Marxist organization Democratic Socialists of America – which also works closely with the C.A.P. and I.P.S.So, by a process of osmosis and deliberate orchestration, D.S.A., and their friends in the Communist Party USA, effectively dictate Democrat policy at state and national levels.On November 16, the Democratic Socialists of America National Political Committee...
  • Fair shares for everyone

    12/01/2012 7:30:13 PM PST · by combat_boots · 38 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 21 September 1999 | ---
    A group in the Midlands are pooling their income and distributing it according to needs. Andrea Smith reports Share Part-time management consultant Guy Simmons earns £322 a week - yet every time he needs a new shirt for work, he has to get the agreement of five other people. Guy, 52, is a member of an East Midlands group called Snowball, which opposes capitalism and consumerism. The five adult members and one child pool every penny of their income, redistributing it according to need. Youth worker Katy Wright, 36, says: "Really, we are a little welfare state, but we are...
  • Iraq Kurds put security forces on high alert

    11/17/2012 6:59:13 PM PST · by combat_boots · 12 replies
    Agence France-Presse ^ | 11/18/2012 | staff
    ARBIL, Iraq – The president of Iraq’s Kurdistan region has ordered its peshmerga security forces on high alert, a statement issued on Saturday said, attributing the move to clashes with central government forces. An Iraqi general however said that the clashes in question came during an arrest attempt and did not involve the peshmerga. Tensions between Baghdad and the autonomous Kurdistan region in northern Iraq have been running high after the establishment of a new military command covering disputed territory, and over various other long-running disputes. Kurdistan president Massud Barzani called “on the peshmerga forces to exercise restraint in the...
  • Mexican druglords strike gold in coal

    11/17/2012 6:55:48 PM PST · by combat_boots · 19 replies
    AFP ^ | 11/17/2012 | By Pierre-Marc Rene (AFP)
    AGUJITA, Mexico — They may be known for flashy cars and state of the art weaponry, but Mexican druglords have found an earthy new source of wealth: dirty old coal. They are mining it themselves in a coal-rich area along the US border or buying it from small mine operators, then reselling it to a state-owned company at fabulous margins that can see them make a profit 30 times greater than their initial investment. Along the way, besides the earth's black bounty, the druglords are seeking to reap credibility as legitimate business people. First word of the Zetas drug cartel's...
  • Militant Muslims Cutting Out Tongues

    11/17/2012 6:04:00 PM PST · by combat_boots · 30 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 11/12/2012 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Why so much violence against the tongue? As the Sheikh of Islam himself: Ibn Tamiyyah, once wrote, "Waging war verbally against Islam might be worse than waging war against it physically." A professor of Islamic exegesis at Cairo's preeminent Islamic university, Al Ahzar, Dr. Abdullah Badr, recently proclaimed on Egyptian television that a new day has arrived: apparently from now on, there will be absolutely no more toleration for anyone who speaks against Islam—including people who speak against the implementation of Sharia law and its seventh century punishments. Badr is currently on trial for possibly libeling and defaming a female...
  • Islamic Jihad

    11/15/2012 2:22:20 PM PST · by combat_boots · 2 replies
    Wikipedia et al ^ | Ongoing | Various
    Egyptian Islamic Jihad From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (April 2007) The Egyptian Islamic Jihad (Arabic: الجهاد الإسلامي المصري?) (EIJ), formerly called simply Islamic Jihad (الجهاد الإسلامي and Liberation Army for Holy Sites[1]) originally referred to as "al-Jihad," and then "the Jihad Group", or "the Jihad Organization",[2] is an Egyptian Islamist group active since the late 1970s. It is under worldwide embargo by the United Nations as an affiliate of al-Qaeda.[3]...
  • Obama and the politics of contempt

    11/03/2012 2:18:55 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 6 replies
    Caroline Glick ^ | 11/3/2012 | Caroline Glick
    "Your first time shouldn't be with just anybody. You want to do it with a great guy." So begins the now famous official Barack Obama for President campaign ad that was released last week. The ad depicts a young woman named Lena Dunham, who is apparently a celebrity among Americans in their teens and 20s. After that opening line, Ms. Dunham continues on for another minute and a half discussing how having sex for the first time and voting for Barack Obama for president are really the same thing, and how young women don't want to be accused of either...
  • Wal-Mart Praised for Hurricane Katrina Response Efforts (Lots of water-an oldie but goodie)

    11/03/2012 11:33:13 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 15 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005 4:44 p.m. EDT | UNK
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. marshaled its massive distribution network to have its shelves stocked and its store inventories bolstered, prepared for tremendous demand for supplies needed before and after Hurricane Katrina struck. The world's largest retailer has struggled on numerous public relations front in a prolonged battle with critics who say the company represents the worst of low-cost retailing. But Wal-Mart's response to the catastrophe - seen as far more effective than government efforts - has drawn praise from nearly all quarters.
  • Why Staten Island Went for McCain

    11/03/2012 11:27:39 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 10 replies
    CityRoom Blog NYTimes ^ | November 6, 2008 | JONATHAN P. HICKS
    In Tuesday’s election, New York City was firmly Obama country with the Democratic candidate sweeping the city with huge margins of victory. But that was not the case in all parts of the city. While Barack Obama won 88 percent of the votes in the Bronx, 85 percent of Manhattan, 79 percent of Brooklyn and 74 percent of Queens, Staten Island went for John McCain, giving the Republican senator 52 percent of the borough’s vote, according to unofficial returns tabulated by The Associated Press. Those results again underscored the distinctive position that Staten Island has had in the fabric of...