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  • Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan) Infiltration and Influence in America

    02/22/2008 4:55:38 PM PST · by K-oneTexas · 30 replies · 1,256+ views
    CI CENTRE ^ | various | CI CENTRE
    Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan) Infiltration and Influence in America  "Allah is our goal; the Messenger is our model; the Koran is our constitution; jihad is our means; and martyrdom in the way of Allah is our aspiration."  "It is the nature of Islam to dominate, not to be dominated, to impose its law on all nations and to extend its power to the entire planet." --Hasan al-Banna, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood What the Muslim Brotherhood means for the US: Memo lays bare group's plans to destroy U.S. from within By Ron Dreher, Dallas Morning News   "Our strategy...
  • Iowa Firearms Coalition Needs Your Help to Pass Pro-Second Amendment Bills

    02/29/2012 6:38:57 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Opposingviews ^ | 27 February, 2012 | Iowa Firearms Coalition
    IOWA – -(Ammoland.com)- First off, I want to thank every one of you that has taken the time to utilize our Action Center (also on Facebook) to correspond with Representatives on our bills. Your hard work and willingness to be involved has helped Iowa Firearms Coalition, and the NRA, to move every one of our top priority bills through committee! At the start of the legislative session IFC announced our four top priorities: * Iowa Constitutional Amendment for a Right to Keep and Bear Arms – HJR2009 * Iowa Family Defense Act, Stand Your Ground – HF2215 * Iowa Firearm...
  • Velvet Underground's Moe Tucker Plays For The Tea Party Now (libs consider her Judas now)

    10/06/2010 8:18:20 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 41 replies · 1+ views
    IFC (Independent Film Channel) ^ | 10/05/2010 | Brandon Kim
    I'm still in shock from reading this news on Stereogum about primitivist drummer and doll-voiced Velvet, Moe Tucker being a Tea Party fanatic. Say it ain't so Moe. It's like finding out that Henry Rollins has just been wearing a fake muscle suit all these years and he's really a skinny, mild-mannered pushover. Moe's strayed a long way off from being in a band at center of 1960's and 70's American counter culture. She's best known for her unrelenting, tribal drumming style of the time -- opting to take her bass drum, turn it upright and pound away on it...
  • '05 Ground Zero 'freedom center' was secular, liberal, and rejected

    08/17/2010 5:40:47 AM PDT · by paltz · 10 replies
    Washington Times - Water Cooler ^ | 8-17-10 | Kerry Picket
    Many who defend the appropriateness of the mosque’s location will say that opposing what has become known as the “Cordoba House” amounts to Islamophobia or bigotry towards Muslims. However, a number of proposed Ground Zero structures have yet to be built or, for that matter, rebuilt since the 9/11 attacks. These include the building meant to replace the World Trade Center towers and the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox church, a structure that was crushed as a result of the September 11th attacks. In fact, a one proposed idea that was eventually rejected was the International Freedom Center. This cultural center,...
  • Iraq civil resistance responds to Cindy Sheehan (Barf Alert)

    06/08/2007 7:01:54 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 7 replies · 422+ views
    www.conservativeunderground.com ^ | June 8, 2007 | Samir Adil
    From the Iraq Freedom Congress (IFC): Cindy: Do not say good-bye The U.S. needs you, not the criminals and thieves Dear Sister Cindy Sheehan, Greetings... I have read your article ("Good-bye America... you are not the country that I love anymore"), in which you declared resignation and your plan to stay away from the arena of struggle against war and the occupation of Iraq. We met twice, the first time in Washington during the "Eyes Wide Open" event in May 2006 and the second time in December 2007 at the US Labor Against the War (USLAW) rally. On both occasions,...
  • "F Word: An Unabashed Bush Bashing"

    11/06/2006 11:40:32 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 9 replies · 366+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 11/06/06 | Matthew Gilbert
    "The F Word" isn't a documentary or a mockumentary. It's a stoke-umentary, created solely to stoke the fires of non-Republicans who may be feeling passive about voting. The election-eve timing of the IFC movie, which premieres tonight at 9, only highlights its mission to serve as motivational therapy for Democrats, Independents, and just about anyone who doesn't believe in George Bush...In short, it's a bash-Bush bash. What saves the movie for me is what might damn it for others. Director Jed Weintrob is openly preaching to the converted here, and he makes no token efforts to appear even slightly objective....
  • Stop Federal Regulation of Internet

    05/18/2006 7:08:14 AM PDT · by AmericaUnite · 17 replies · 485+ views
    NewMax.com ^ | May 17, 2006 | Dave Eberhart
    WASHINGTON -- A group of 24 conservative organizations have announced the formation of the Internet Freedom Coalition (IFC, www.internetfreedomcoalition.org) to oppose "net neutrality" regulations, which the groups say mark the first major attempt by Washington to regulate the Internet. "We're proud to join with other leading free market and faith-based organizations to ensure that the Internet remains driven by the free market, not by Washington bureaucrats and politicians," said Jason Wright, president of the Institute for Liberty and IFC co-director. At issue is a brewing battle that pits cable and telephone companies that provide Internet service – including AT&T and...
  • WTC Memorial Fundraising On Track

    10/20/2005 8:41:40 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 6 replies · 292+ views
    1010 WINS ^ | Oct 20, 2005 5:30 pm US/Eastern
    The foundation raising money to build the World Trade Center memorial, a Sept. 11 museum and two other cultural buildings at ground zero said Thursday it has raised $101 million in six months. Meanwhile, the head of a proposed freedom museum evicted from ground zero resigned from the foundation's board of directors, saying the plan to create a ``living memorial'' at the site of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks ``has been abandoned.'' The foundation's board met Thursday for the first time since Gov. George E. Pataki removed the International Freedom Center from ground zero after families complained that the...
  • Mayor Should Run WTC Development

    10/14/2005 6:51:07 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 17 replies · 383+ views
    1010wins ^ | Oct 13, 2005 3:15 pm US/Eastern | 1010wins
    Gov. George Pataki defended his leadership in the redevelopment of lower Manhattan on Thursday as a new poll showed that New York City voters overwhelmingly believe Mayor Michael Bloomberg, not Pataki, should call the shots at ground zero. A Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday found that 65 percent of city voters believe Bloomberg should have the major role in decisions about the redevelopment of the trade center site. Only 18 percent said they believe Pataki should make the decisions _ despite the fact that the site is owned by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, not the...
  • Toppling the Arts-Intellectual Complex ["International Freedom Center" at Ground Zero]

    10/06/2005 7:34:21 AM PDT · by Tolik · 6 replies · 976+ views
    techcentralstation.com ^ | 10/06/2005 | James Pinkerton
     Working together, the elites of the media and the culture have mostly controlled "Big Art" -- the complex of museums, monuments, and galleries that help to shape the way we think about society, history, even politics. But now, the grip of this gilded oligarchy has been broken in its own back yard: Manhattan. Jim Pinkerton on the significance of the battle over Ground Zero.  The New York Times is hopping mad. And so are the radical chic artiste types. Working together, the elites of the media and the culture have mostly controlled "Big Art" -- the complex of museums,...
  • Official Statement of the International Freedom Center(IFC)re: memorial

    10/01/2005 1:47:49 PM PDT · by RDTF · 67 replies · 924+ views
    IFC.ORG ^ | September 28 | IFC
    PRESS RELEASE September 28, 2005 Statement of the International Freedom Center We are deeply disappointed that the will could not be found to continue the development of the International Freedom Center at this hallowed site. It is the site for which the IFC was created-at the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation's request, and as an integral part of Daniel Libeskind's master site plan. We do not believe there is a viable alternative place for the IFC at the World Trade Center site. We consider our work, therefore, to have been brought to an end. We are profoundly sorry to see: This...
  • Falling short on freedom - The NY Daily News Weighs In On The Demise Of The IFC

    10/01/2005 10:05:10 AM PDT · by MplsSteve · 19 replies · 602+ views
    The New York Daily News ^ | 9/30/05 | Errol Lewis
    Gov. Pataki's decision to eliminate the long-planned International Freedom Center from the World Trade Center site marks a low point in the tug of war that began over Ground Zero's meaning and symbols almost immediately after the calamity. A great many people hoped that the rebuilding process would tap the rich vein of America's democratic culture and showcase our best qualities - optimism, energy, ingenuity and diversity. Those people have been sorely disappointed. The unceremonious demise of the Freedom Center makes clear that no statement about mankind's hopes for freedom or democracy will make it to Ground Zero without a...
  • Leveling the Freedom Center - The NY Times Weighs In On The Demise Of The IFC

    10/01/2005 9:54:23 AM PDT · by MplsSteve · 11 replies · 552+ views
    To almost no one's surprise, Gov. George Pataki banished the proposed International Freedom Center from ground zero on Wednesday, a day before he announced plans to build a half-million square feet of retail space at the World Trade Center site. Any orderly, open process for creating a vibrant, meditative space there has been discarded. Mr. Pataki killed the Freedom Center a few hours before a public forum on its fate was scheduled to be held. He killed it before the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation had a chance to vote on it. Since late June, it has been clear that Mr....
  • Governor Pataki Says No to IFC at Ground Zero!

    09/28/2005 2:46:27 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 265 replies · 8,423+ views
    http://www.freerepublic.com ^ | September 28, 2005 | Gov. Pataki
    Just breaking on 1010 Wins Radio, no link yet! Governor Pataki says there will be no IFC at ground zero! We did it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Microsoft invests even more in China

    09/27/2005 6:04:54 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 57 replies · 671+ views
    Xinhua News Agency (China) ^ | September 27, 2005
    BEIJING, Sept. 27 -- Microsoft invested US$20 million in a Beijing-based domestic software firm yesterday, aiming to strengthen its commitment to the Chinese market and tap into the nation's software engineering talent pool. International Finance Corp (IFC), an investment arm of the World Bank, also invested US$15 million in the same firm, ChinaSoft International Ltd. The company is under the control of the State-owned China National Software and Service Co Ltd (CS&S). The parties involved declined to disclose how big the stakes of Microsoft and IFC are. ChinaSoft International is valued at HK$788 million (US$101 million) on the Growth...
  • Today is DDAY For TakeBackTheMemorial (vanity)

    09/23/2005 6:04:48 AM PDT · by Wuli · 4 replies · 390+ views
    wuli
    Please get off of your computers, go to the phone or fax machine, contact your congressional representative or any Republican leader you know and tell them to: Call George Bush and tell him to tell George Pataki to stop the second hijacking at Ground Zero; to stop the International Freedom Center planned to be built over the missing remains of those who died at Ground Zero. Tell them to call George Bush and tell him to tell George Pataki The nation cannot have the memorial space at Ground Zero hijacked for a public political debating forumn. You have to act...
  • NOW OR NEVER

    09/22/2005 6:10:48 PM PDT · by chet_in_ny · 7 replies · 655+ views
    NY Post through Yahoo News ^ | 9/22/05 | NY POST EDITORIAL
    <p>The planned International Freedom Center at Ground Zero got socked from two sides yesterday.</p> <p>First, the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association joined city firefighters in blasting plans for the proposed center.</p> <p>Then, three key New York congressmen threatened hearings into the appropriateness on federal funding at Ground Zero, unless the facility submits "an acceptable plan."</p>
  • Takeback the Memorial Alert

    09/09/2005 6:59:43 AM PDT · by Wuli · 12 replies · 524+ views
    Take Back The Memorial . Org ^ | September 7, 2005 | takebackthememorial.org
    >Greetings Supporters! We have received several emails asking if the rally is still on and the answer is YES! We had considered postponing the rally because of the tragic events in the Gulf Cost, but New York Officials have not stopped their efforts to raise funds for the International Freedom Center (IFC) and there is no time for inaction. Yesterday, New York Mayor, Mike Bloomberg, urged American corporations to continue to fund his vision of a 9/11 memorial, one that includes the IFC. Over the course of the last ten days, we have channeled our energies into Katrina relief. Our...
  • NYP: KEEP THE ACADEMICS FAR AWAY - The IFC message should be America is a rare force for good.

    08/22/2005 5:56:14 AM PDT · by OESY · 2 replies · 404+ views
    New York Post ^ | August 22, 2005 | CANDACE DE RUSSY
    ...In April, the IFC designated nine universities to provide initial programs, with the goal of "[making] the Center a... 'Public Square' on hallowed ground." "The character of a university," the IFC intoned, "allows for this form of 'sacred space'... in which sensitive, controversial and provocative subjects can be candidly explored, yet in a manner that does not generate political distraction."... [NYU] President... [extolled] today's campuses "as 'modern sanctuaries [committed to] free, unbridled and ideologically unconstrained discourse.'" Hello. Campuses today are indeed "sanctuaries"— but almost exclusively for scholars of liberal-left-radical persuasion. Their "unconstrained discourse" is overwhelming that of rank ideologues— neo-Marxists,...
  • NYP: KEEPING THE GROUND SACRED - WRONG PLACE FOR ARTS

    08/22/2005 5:40:26 AM PDT · by OESY · 9 replies · 401+ views
    New York Post ^ | August 22, 2005 | STEVE CASSIDY
    ...The Twin Towers attack killed more than 2,800 innocents, including 343 New York City firefighters. But let us not forget that the day also brought the largest rescue operation of its kind, as the lives of 25,000 others were saved.... Proponents of the performing arts center at Ground Zero have sought to stifle the discussion of this issue by saying this is a matter of free speech and the placement of their proposed theaters at the World Trade Center site is fitting. We believe that public cultural art, dance, music and theater institutions are needed, but not on this sacred,...
  • 9/11 Families Boycotting Memorial Fund

    07/26/2005 12:46:34 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 32 replies · 1,118+ views
    1010 WINS ^ | Jul 26, 2005 11:30 am US/Eastern
    Some relatives of the Sept. 11 victims, upset about plans to build a cultural center at ground zero, launched an internet campaign urging donors to withhold contributions to the World Trade Center memorial. An open letter, published on a Web site called ``Take Back the Memorial'' and purportedly signed by 14 family groups, urged the boycott. But the letter was withdrawn after at least one group protested the use of its name on the posting, according to a report in The New York Times on Tuesday. Gov. George Pataki, speaking Tuesday in Troy, N.Y., said it was ``very unfortunate'' that...
  • 9/11 Families Fight Political Agenda at Ground Zero Memorial - (we must PREVENT this insult!)

    07/04/2005 5:29:40 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 24 replies · 1,544+ views
    CONCERNED WOMEN FOR AMERICA.ORG ^ | JULY 3, 2005 | KRISTEN MARTIN
    Families and spokespersons for the victims of 9/11 have banded together to form “Take Back the Memorial,” a group working to prevent an addition at Ground Zero designed to show why our nation ”deserved” what happened on that infamous day in September. Plans for the International Freedom Center (IFC) at Ground Zero were revealed in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece by Debra Burlingame, a member of the board of directors for the WTC Memorial Foundation and sister of Charles F. “Chic” Burlingame III, captain of American Airlines flight 77, which crashed into the Pentagon. “Rather than a respectful tribute...
  • Introducing the politically correct naval battle (Brit re-enactment seeks to avoid offending French)

    06/29/2005 10:23:52 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 11 replies · 649+ views
    Reuters ^ | Wed Jun 29
    Britain celebrated an epic naval victory Tuesday but a descendant of its hero Admiral Horatio Nelson said the Battle of Trafalgar bicentenary was trying too hard not to offend historical enemies France and Spain. A highlight of the world's biggest naval review was featuring two fleets enacting a 19th century sea battle. But they have been called simply the red and the blue fleet rather than by country names, which has sparked a shot across the bows from Nelson's great great great granddaughter. "I am anti-political correctness. Very much against it. It makes fools of us," said 75-year-old Anna Tribe....
  • 9/11 Families - News Conference - D.C. - Protest Memorial

    06/28/2005 8:32:05 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 47 replies · 1,236+ views
    takebackthememorial.org ^ | June 28, 2005 | Bill Doyle
    September 11th Families to Hold News Conference in Washington in Protest of Current Memorial Plans at Ground Zero Washington, D.C., - Families of the victims of the September 11th attacks will hold a press conference and memorial walking tour in Washington, D.C. to protest the current plans for the memorial at Ground Zero in New York. Washington, D.C. is the first stop on a national grassroots outreach campaign to alert the American people to the continued minimization of the memorial and to urge President Bush and Congress to take action. Current plans for the site call for institutions that have...
  • NYT: From the Ashes - At ground zero, we are making progress... he, he

    06/23/2005 6:01:08 AM PDT · by OESY · 2 replies · 368+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 23, 2005 | DANIEL LIBESKIND
    Sometimes... the most important quality an architect can possess is optimism. For example, it took 12 years for the Jewish Museum I designed in Berlin to finally open to the public. A few hours later it had to close. The date: Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. That jarring confluence of events not only predated but also presaged my role in rebuilding ground zero. And the memories of what we went through in Berlin give me confidence that we will succeed in New York as well. When I won the museum competition, Berliners were divided between those who felt my design would...
  • NYP: NO PLACE FOR POLITICS -- the International Freedom Center for contemporary dialogue and debate?

    06/09/2005 5:48:19 AM PDT · by OESY · 5 replies · 450+ views
    New York Post ^ | June 9, 2005 | Editorial
    Seemingly terminal reconstruction gridlock may not be the only scandal plaguing the site of the destroyed Twin Towers. Now serious concerns are being raised about the nature of the principal Ground Zero memorial. The International Freedom Center is to be a 250,000-square-foot museum with a self-professed mission to "harness the power of history and use it as a springboard for contemporary dialogue and debate" on the meaning of freedom.... Because odds are that, at the end of the day, this center won't focus on freedom's triumphs, so much as on its failures — particularly those in which America can be...
  • NYP: The Desecration of Ground Zero - the Blame America Monument - the Ultimate Guilt Complex

    06/08/2005 6:09:46 AM PDT · by OESY · 16 replies · 897+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | June 8, 2005 | Michelle Malkin
    Most Americans have not been paying attention to the bureaucratic wrangling and political jockeying that has plagued the construction of the World Trade Center Memorial at Ground Zero in lower Manhattan. But it’s not just New Yorkers and developers and 9/11 families who should care. A good portion of the project is federally subsidized. All of us have not only a financial stake, but also a moral stake, in protecting the honor of the victims­ and the dignity of our country. A Blame America Monument is not what we need or deserve. But it looks like one is already in...
  • THE SOROS-IZATION OF GROUND ZERO

    06/07/2005 7:50:48 AM PDT · by Velveeta · 222 replies · 6,739+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | June 7, 2005 | Michelle Malkin
    Must-read. Debra Burlingame, sister of Charles F. "Chic" Burlingame III, pilot of American Airlines fight 77, which terrorists crashed into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, has blown the whistle on George Soros and other human rights zealots who are trying to turn Ground Zero into a blame-America monument. Her piece is up at the WSJ.com site (subscription required...also try here). Here are a few blood-boiling excerpts: The World Trade Center Memorial Cultural Complex will be an imposing edifice wedged in the place where the Twin Towers once stood. It will serve as the primary "gateway" to the underground area...
  • Delay Urged on Caspian Pipeline Financing

    10/30/2003 7:28:47 PM PST · by a_Turk · 3 replies · 166+ views
    AP ^ | 10/30/2003 | BRUCE STANLEY
    LONDON - Critics of a U.S.-backed plan to build a pipeline transporting Caspian Sea oil to Western consumers are urging the World Bank (news - web sites)'s private investment arm to delay a decision on whether to help finance the $3.6 billion project. Environmentalists and human rights groups contend the pipeline, which would carry crude from Azerbaijan to Turkey's coast, endangers villages and wildlife in its path, and could spark conflict in a region already seething with ethnic tensions. The International Finance Corp., the World Bank's Washington-based private investment arm, was to have made a decision this week on lending...