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  • Inside Holbrooke's War With the White House

    01/14/2011 4:38:52 PM PST · by La Lydia · 3 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | January 14, 2010
    President Obama delivered a soaring eulogy for the late Richard Holbrooke today, calling him a "leading light" of U.S. diplomacy. But ... the president's warm remarks belie a far more complex relationship between the President and Holbrooke...Attention also turned to his tumultuous final years, when Holbrooke was portrayed as a disruptive force within the Obama administration, whose relationship with top American and foreign officials had chilled, and whose professional tenure was nearly over... The authors mine interviews with people who knew Holbrooke in Kabul, Islamabad, New York, Brussels, and Washington—including his wife Katie Marton, Gen. David Petraeus, and Secretary of...
  • 'Politburo' controlling U.S. policy

    07/14/2009 1:00:31 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 40 replies · 1,874+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 14, 2009 | Aaron Klein
    Sources say White House cadre bypassing agencies, jeopardizing security JERUSALEM – A small group of officials working mostly from the White House are tightly controlling U.S. foreign policy, bypassing other government agencies and making decisions without employing the expertise of those agencies, according to diplomatic sources speaking to WND. The sources said some of the decisions may be jeopardizing U.S. security. A senior Middle East diplomatic source said Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently apologized to a Mideast leader, explaining to him U.S. policy regarding his country is being dictated by the White House and not her agency. The diplomatic...
  • Obama Loses Key Foreign Policy Advisor

    10/01/2009 11:57:46 AM PDT · by SDShack · 22 replies · 1,640+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 10/01/2009 | Holly Bailey
    Big news from the West Wing: Mark Lippert, one of President Obama’s closest foreign-policy advisers, is leaving to rejoin the Navy. Lippert, who is deputy national-security adviser and chief of staff of the National Security Council, has worked for Obama since his first days in the Senate and later advised him during the campaign. Perhaps no one on the foreign-policy team, save for fellow campaign vet and top NSC aide Denis McDonough, is closer to Obama—a situation that has sometimes raised questions about the relationship between Obama and Lippert’s direct boss, national-security adviser Jim Jones.
  • Schools failing to teach gay, lesbian history

    10/19/2014 9:34:50 PM PDT · by rey · 46 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | October 19, 2014 | MATT BROWN
    California public schools do an inadequate job of teaching students about gay and lesbian history, despite a 2011 law that requires schools to teach such lessons, according to a national panel of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history scholars led by a Sonoma State University professor.
  • Meet Obama's Kissingers

    06/06/2014 8:35:31 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 6, 2014 | Kimberley Strassel
    If the Bergdahl uproar feels creepily reminiscent of the Benghazi uproar, or the Syrian "red line" uproar, or the choose-your-own- Obama -foreign-adventure uproar, it's because they all have a common denominator. This is what happens when political hacks formally take over foreign policy. It's the "formal" point that bears some meditation. Barack Obama isn't the first president to make foreign-policy decisions on the basis of domestic political calculations. He does, however, win the distinction of being the first president to utterly disregard—to treat with contempt—the institutions and procedures that were designed to help the commander in chief insulate the serious...
  • On Harvey Milk Day, San Franciscans Rush To Buy USPS Stamp Of Slain Gay Rights Leader

    05/22/2014 11:36:34 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | May 22, 2014
    Long lines have formed in front of a U.S. Post Office in San Francisco’s Castro District this morning as supporters of assassinated city Supervisor Harvey Milk rush to get a stamp dedicated to the gay rights leader, a postal service spokesman said. The stamp with Milk’s laughing face, name and a small strip of the rainbow flag, first became available this morning at post offices throughout San Francisco and nationwide. Gay civil rights activist Cleve Jones is at the Castro District post office, located at 4304 18th St., along with filmmaker Dustin Lance Black, who wrote the 2008 movie about...
  • Leftist cult leader compared to Republicans

    12/18/2013 7:22:35 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 3 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 12-18-13 | El Presidente
    White House advisor foolishly compares leftist cult to evil Republicans. In 1976, The People's Temple's renowned socialist, social justice advocate, and King of Kool-Aid, the Rev. Jim Jones, moved his communist flock from the racist confines of the Fascist States of America (San Francisco apparently being too far right wing for his liking) to the glorious utopia known as Guyana. Within two years, The People's Temple (no connection to The People's Cube) had over 900 people's in Guyana living out the socialist dream of shared sacrifice and equal distribution of misery. But, like what always happens in a "People's" society,...
  • Greenfield: The Conspiracy Theory is the Conspiracy

    11/19/2013 10:46:50 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 40 replies
    Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog ^ | Tuesday, November 19, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Tuesday, November 19, 2013 The Conspiracy Theory is the Conspiracy Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Sometimes a conspiracy theory exposes a conspiracy. Sometimes the conspiracy theory is the conspiracy. JFK assassination plots are the only conspiracy theories to be widely accepted by the general public. The moon landing filmed in a studio, the Lincoln conspiracy or the World Trade Center being blown up by lasers from outer space never gained much credence because they lacked mainstream backing. Conspiracy theories ordinarily remain on the margins. The JFK theories were too important to the liberals who were really...
  • 35 Years Later, Jim Jones Cult Leaves Lessons for Believers

    11/16/2013 10:29:11 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 72 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 11-15-13 | A. James Rudin
    It’s been 35 years since 918 people, including 257 children, died on Nov. 18, 1978, at the Peoples Temple massacre in Jonestown. The mass murder inside the South American jungle commune in Guyana was engineered by Jim Jones, a murderous cult leader, and was the only time in American history a member of Congress, Leo Ryan, D-Calif., was killed in the line of official duty. Most of the victims were forced to commit suicide by drinking a fatal cocktail of poisoned punch spiked with a Valium tranquilizer. In the days that followed the slaughter of the innocents, Jonestown became a...
  • Postal Service to issue Harvey Milk stamp

    10/12/2013 12:17:23 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 69 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 11, 2013 | Kurtis Alexander
    Thirty-five years after Harvey Milk made history as California's first openly gay elected leader, he's closing in on another historical first. The U.S. Postal Service said Friday that the late San Francisco supervisor and civil rights leader will join the likes of John F. Kennedy, Rosa Parks and Jackie Robinson by being recognized with a commemorative stamp - an honor that had apparently never before gone to an openly gay politician.
  • Live thread: Obama Worship, Attention Monger Takes worship from Media at 2:00 pm

    10/08/2013 9:07:29 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 606 replies
    Just announced on Fox.
  • Obama's Jonestowns

    11/16/2012 2:30:46 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 16, 2012 | Jack Cashill
    At first, the numbers seemed too absurd to be true: did Mitt Romney really receive zero votes in 59 Philadelphia voting districts? Did Barack Obama really outpoll him by a combined 19,605 to 0 votes cast in these 59 districts. .......Obama was producing nearly comparable numbers in inner-cities throughout America, especially those in contested states. Worse than fraud is the process that turned nearly 20,000 black Philadelphians -- and millions of inner-city dwellers throughout the country -- into automatons. Hope does not produce this kind of regimentation. Fear does. In looking at these numbers, in fact, one can begin to...
  • Investigate Radical Christianity!

    06/25/2012 10:30:05 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 18 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 25, 2012 | Robert Spencer
    During last week’s House Homeland Security Committee hearing on “The Radicalization of Muslim-Americans,” Congressman Al Green (D-TX) took issue [1] with the hearing’s focus on Islam and Muslims, asking the witnesses testifying before the Committee: “If you agree that radicalization exists within all religions to some extent, would you kindly extend a hand into the air.” Noting triumphantly that “all the hands are raised,” Green then asked: “Why not have a hearing on the radicalization of Christians?”The immediate answer is obvious. On the one hand we have recent jihad plotters in the U.S., including Naser Abdo, the would-be second Fort...
  • Exclusive: Caddell Names National Security Advisor Tom Donilon As Source For Leaks

    06/11/2012 12:46:05 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 27 replies ^ | 6/11/2012 |
    Interesting stuff!!! Interview done by Stephen K. Bannon.
  • Jim Jones’ Sinister Grip on San Francisco (Peoples Temple Cult Leader Ensnared Harvey Milk, Dems)

    05/06/2012 1:34:50 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 71 replies ^ | Tuesday, May 1, 2012 | David Talbot
    Jim Jones’ sinister grip on San Francisco How the Peoples Temple cult leader ensnared Harvey Milk and other progressive icons “Season of the Witch,” the new book by Salon founder David Talbot, tells the story of the wild and bloody birth of “San Francisco values.” The following excerpt – Part 1 in a three-part series -- recounts one of the darker dramas before the ultimate triumph of those values. Jim Jones, the strange and charismatic leader of Peoples Temple, proved a master at politically wiring San Francisco in the mid-1970s. The driven preacher had begun his climb up the political...
  • Irish American spends $150,000 on warnings of end of world (His Warning: Judgment Day is Next Week!)

    05/14/2011 1:08:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Irish Central ^ | 05/14/2011 | AISLING REDICAN
    An Irish American man has spent almost $150,000 in preparation for what he believes is the beginning of the end. Robert Fitzpatrick, 60, spent what he called his "life savings" on bus and subway advertisements throughout New York City in preparation for May 21, 2011 – or Judgement Day as Fitzpatrick has referred to it. Fitzpatrick, a recently retired MTA engineer, is so convinced that the fast approaching date is the end of the world, that he published a book titled "The Doomsday Code." In an interview with the New York Post Fitzpatrick reasoned that his book provided "proof that...
  • Indiana eatery pulls billboards with cult references

    02/22/2011 12:26:17 PM PST · by wac3rd · 14 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | February 21, 2011 | AP
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. – A northern Indiana restaurant that erected billboards referring to the 1978 Jonestown cult massacre in which more than 900 people died has removed the signs following complaints that the signs were offensive. Jeff Leslie, vice president of sales and marketing at Hacienda, acknowledged that the billboards were a mistake. He said the South Bend-based company ordered the signs removed less than two weeks into Hacienda's new advertising campaign. "Our role is not to be controversial or even edgy. We want to be noticed -- and there's a difference," Leslie told the South Bend Tribune. "We have...
  • "Jerry Brown's 'Then'; still his 'Now' Today"

    11/01/2010 6:27:37 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies
    Hogue News ^ | August 1 2010 | Eric Hogue
    ...the seventies... then Governor Brown literally ignored the expeditiously burdensome escalation of property taxes to the point that the common people had to drive an initiative called "Prop 13" through a June 1978 ballot just to save their homes and businesses. 'Then', Governor Brown was quotes as saying that he didn't want to squander the whole state surplus (nearly $7.1 billion in surplus in 1977) on helping homeowners curb their growing residential taxes. Brown's better idea was to spend from the surplus so to own and operate a communications satellite for California. Hence his nickname: "Moonbeam." If you ask Jerry...
  • Jim Jones, The People's Temple and Revolutionary Suicide (YouTube--Not PG)

    10/20/2010 11:49:16 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 22 replies
    New Zeal ^ | 19 Oct 2010 | various
    I'll bet you didn't know (and the media would never tell you) that the Jim Jones/People's Temple mass suicide in Guyana was a Marxist/Lenninst revolutionary act. In 1976 the Peoples Temple changed a San Francisco political juggernaut which was secretly harboring designs of world communist revolution to a paranoid North Korean-style enclave in Jonestown in 1978. There, they negotiated with the Soviet Union, North Korea and others for a possible exodus. A Soviet delegation visited Jonestown, showering it with praise.
  • VP Biden Demands Crowd: "Chant Obama's Name"

    10/11/2010 12:34:51 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 47 replies · 1+ views
    White House Brief ^ | October 10, 2010 | WHB Staff
    Here's an example of the administration looking for the campaign '08 love back, then demanding it and then lying about how much love there is... From the White House Poll Reporter - Nia-Malika Henderson of the Washington Post Sunday 10/10/10 in Philadelphia: "POTUS got on stage at about 5pm after Biden introduced him, and urged thecrowd to chant the president's name. Remarks will go out soon, but Obamatouched on similar themes from previous speeches. Obama said that he wasglad to "see this crowd fired up.""I've got to make sure you stay fired up.".
  • Matthews-Mitchell Admit: Military Doesn't Trust Obama's Political People

    09/22/2010 6:28:33 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Of all the revelations in Bob Woodwards's new book, this could be the most devastating . . . On this evening's Hardball, Chris Matthews and Andrea Mitchell admitted that the military people in the Obama administration don't trust Pres. Obama's political advisers.That raises grave concerns for America's security. In purely political terms, consider the implications given that among Americans, by far the most trusted institution is . . . the military. View video here.
  • Petition Calling For Jim Jones To Resign

    04/26/2010 1:34:32 PM PDT · by ianschwartz · 10 replies · 773+ views
    Resign Jim Jones ^ | April 26, 2010 | Resign Jim Jones
    This joke is not only offensive to the Jewish community but to all he represents as our National Security Adviser.
  • National Security Advisor James L. Jones: Iran won't use nukes if they have them

    04/23/2010 4:44:24 AM PDT · by SJackson · 34 replies · 816+ views
    IMRA ^ | 4-23-10
    National Security Advisor James L. Jones: Iran won't use nukes if they have them [Dr. Aaron Lerner - IMRA: What's the danger if Iran has nuclear bombs? "A nuclear-armed Iran could transform the landscape of the Middle East, precipitating a nuclear arms race, dramatically increasing the prospect and danger of local conflicts, fatally wounding the global non-proliferation regime, and emboldening the terrorists and extremists who threaten the United States and our allies." National Security Advisor James L. Jones So here is what National Security Advisor James L. Jones thinks the downside is if Iran has nukes: #1. Nuclear arms race...
  • Rosie O'Donnell: Catholic Church is Like Jonestown Suicide Cult

    04/07/2010 8:46:19 AM PDT · by Justaham · 27 replies · 471+ views ^ | 4-7-10 | Matthew Balan
    On her April 5 satellite radio show, Rosie O'Donnell took her anti-Catholicism to a new level by likening the Catholic Church to the Jonestown cult. As Brian Maloney of The Radio Equalizer put it, "in Rosie's twisted world, there's really no distinction to be made between the Pope and Jim Jones, murderous cult leader responsible for the deaths of more than 900 people in the Guyanese jungle." O'Donnell certainly has a past of Catholic/Christian bashing. On the April 19, 2007 edition of ABC's The View, she expressed her concern that having five Catholic Supreme Court justice somehow violated the separation...
  • Live Thread: Barack Obama to Speak on the State of the Terrorism Sham Wow (4:30 P.M. EST 1/07/10)

    01/07/2010 11:51:06 AM PST · by kristinn · 490 replies · 16,556+ views
    Thursday, January 7, 2010 | Kristinn
    <p>He's tanned, he's rested and he's back in love with the cameras!</p> <p>For the third day in a row since returning from his Christmas/New Year's vacation, Barack 'can't I just eat my waffles' Obama is appearing before the cameras to speak to the American people.</p>
  • America continues to drink the Kool Aid (mmmmm mmmmm)

    11/18/2009 10:10:52 PM PST · by bogusname · 6 replies · 522+ views
    CFP ^ | November 18, 2009 | Dr. Laurie Roth
    America continues to drink the poison Kool Aid from this administration regarding health care, contrived environmental disasters and financial waste. This must be the season of poison drinks because on Nov 18th, 1978 909 men, women and children committed suicide under the care of pervert, community activist and political manipulator Jim Jones. We all may vaguely remember him as just a wacko cult leader but he was way more! Just how did he gain that much influence over so many people? It was not about sex or religion. It was about POWER Jim Jones had one big goal to create...
  • Woman Claims Obama is Her Jesus

    10/08/2009 2:11:38 PM PDT · by kendmaes · 50 replies · 3,580+ views
    Pensamientos ^ | October 8, 2009 | Ken Maes
    "I've officially been saved, and soon, whether they like it or not, the rest of the country will be too. I will follow him....."
  • Barack at the UN: Was this Obama’s most naïve speech ever?

    09/23/2009 11:39:30 AM PDT · by Lou Budvis · 82 replies · 3,434+ views ^ | September 23, 2009 | Nile Gardiner
    It’s always a bad sign when a US president gets several rounds of heavy applause at the UN General Assembly, as Barack Obama did this morning in New York. Needless to say, the loudest cheers from the gathering of world leaders came when he condemned the actions of a close US ally, Israel, in continuing to build settlements in the West Bank. You can always rely on attacks on the Israelis to generate the biggest roars of approval at any meeting of the United Nations, and Obama dutifully obliged.
  • Schippert on Jones, Obama and Counterterrorism Leadership

    09/04/2009 12:25:58 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 324+ views
    THREATS ^ | September 2, 2009 at 12:01 AM | By Steve Schippert
    Note: Includes an audio file that starts immediately with the article. # SNIPPET: "Last night's overnight RapidRecon post, Jim Jones: Another Job 'Created or Saved'?, was an exercise in frustration. I had initially done an interview last night on Dr. Melissa Clouthier's popular show, The Right Doctor. The first I heard of National Security Advisor Jim Jones's claim that President Obama has effected a more productive global counterterrorism strategy than President George W. Bush had was when Melissa Clouthier read it to me in the opening of her show. Clearly, by 2:00AM, my reaction here at ThreatsWatch hadn't changed or...
  • U.S. troops told to stop Taliban pursuit if civilians are at risk

    07/02/2009 11:07:35 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 66 replies · 2,276+ views
    Miami Herald/AP ^ | 7-2-09 | Nancy Youssef
    Beginning Thursday, American soldiers in Afghanistan will be under orders to back down when they're chasing Taliban fighters whenever they think that civilians might be at risk. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the top commander in Afghanistan, will issue the directive as part of an effort to cut down on civilian casualties, which have enraged the Afghan government and residents. Instead of calling in air support or firing into civilian homes where Taliban fighters have sought refuge, commanders will be instructed to reach out to tribal elders or undertake other efforts to dislodge the fighters. The order is consistent with what...
  • US National Security Advisor: Obama Has Made US Safer (stunning .. Gen. Jones)

    05/27/2009 7:23:58 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 72 replies · 4,993+ views
    AFP ^ | 5-27-09
    President Barack Obama's national security advisor, James Jones, Wednesday rejected ex-vice president Dick Cheney's claim that dismantling Bush-era anti-terror policies had made Americans less safe. "In my view, I firmly believe that the United States is not only safe but it will be more secure and the American people are increasingly safer because of the president's leadership that he has displayed consistently over the last four months, both at home and abroad," Jones said. *snip* Jones also cited Obama's outreach to the Muslim world, including next week's major address in Egypt, renewal of U.S. alliances abroad and his plan to...
  • Drinking Harvey Milk's Kool-Aid

    05/25/2009 6:52:45 PM PDT · by massmike · 22 replies · 1,361+ views ^ | 5/25/2009 | Daniel J. Flynn
    Don't believe what the movies say. Lionized by Hollywood and California state legislators, the real Milk was a demagogue and pal of Jim Jones.
  • Drinking Harvey Milk’s Kool-Aid - Lionized by Hollywood and California state legislators, the...

    05/21/2009 10:38:54 PM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies · 1,571+ views
    City Journal ^ | 21 May 2009 | Daniel J. Flynn
    Lionized by Hollywood and California state legislators, the real Milk was a demagogue and pal of Jim Jones. This Friday would have been slain San Francisco supervisor Harvey Milk’s 79th birthday, and California state senator Mark Leno has introduced legislation to mark the date with a state holiday. The bill doesn’t call for a furlough from work, but instead instructs the governor to proclaim a “Harvey Milk Day” and designates “that date as having special significance in the public schools and educational institutions” and encourages them to “conduct suitable commemorative exercises.” The legislation passed muster with the state senate in...
  • Sources: Jones leading choice for national security advisor (Marine Gen. Jim Jones)

    11/21/2008 3:24:00 PM PST · by mojito · 25 replies · 1,820+ views
    CNN ^ | 11/23/2008 | Unattributed
    Two sources close to the Obama transition team tell CNN retired Marine Gen. Jim Jones has emerged as President-elect's leading choice to become national security adviser in the White House. The sources said Jones has been given the impression by the President-elect that the job is his if he wants it. But the officials said there are still private discussions underway and no final decision has been made. The discussions are focused on precisely how much power Jones will have in the staff job since he is used to being in a command role. Among his many posts, Jones served...
  • Obama considers Jim Jones for top security job: report

    11/20/2008 6:14:35 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 29 replies · 1,705+ views
    CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. President-elect Barack Obama is leaning toward selecting retired Gen. James Jones as White House national security adviser, ABC News reported on Thursday. Jones is among several candidates under consideration for the job, which coordinates foreign policy throughout the administration. James Steinberg, who was deputy national security adviser in Bill Clinton's administration, is also a candidate for the job. The ABC report said Jones had emerged as the leading candidate for Obama, who is said to value his advice and likes the idea of hiring someone for the job with more than four decades of active military...
  • Jim Jones' son remembers the tragedy

    11/17/2008 6:00:05 AM PST · by Perdogg · 30 replies · 2,837+ views
    sf gate ^ | Monday, November 17, 2008 | Susan Sward, Chronicle Staff Writer
    The radio call came before the suicides began. On Nov. 18, 1978, Jim Jones Jr. was 18 years old and living in a Peoples Temple compound in Georgetown, Guyana, 150 miles from the Jonestown settlement. The previous night, he and his teammates on the Peoples Temple basketball team had played in a tournament, narrowly losing to the Guyanese national team. That afternoon, via shortwave, the Rev. Jim Jones, the boy's adoptive father, contacted him with a chilling order: All 60 Temple members living in Georgetown should immediately "get knives, wire and scissors and take our own lives." The son tried...
  • Congresswoman remembers day of horror

    11/16/2008 9:01:58 PM PST · by nuconvert · 17 replies · 1,587+ views
    SFGate ^ | November 16, 2008 | Rep. Jackie Speier
    Congresswoman remembers day of horror Rep. Jackie Speier November 16, 2008 "I'm 28 years old, and I am about to die." I was curled up behind the wheel of an airplane on a jungle airstrip in Guyana, South America. This isn't what I expected when I signed on to work for a United States congressman. Our fact-finding trip to investigate the Peoples Temple in Jonestown had gone horribly wrong. I lay as still as I could, pretending to be dead, as an unknown gunman pumped five bullets into me at close range. Pop-pop. Pop. Pop-pop. When the shooting stopped, I...
  • Jim Jones and Barack Obama COMMUNITY ORGANIZERS

    11/16/2008 8:30:53 AM PST · by BillTotts20thCentury · 14 replies · 1,462+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | November 14, 2008 | Michael M. Bates
    "On Thursday, CNN aired "Escape from Jonestown," presented by CNN special investigations unit corespondent Soledad O'Brien. This week marks thirty years since the horrific deaths of more than 900 people, roughly a third of them children, at Jonestown. The massacre was orchestrated by "Reverend" Jim Jones. What CNN barely referenced was Jones's connection to several leading Democratic politicians of the time. O'Brien did identify Jones as a believer in socialism and, with a survivor, passingly alluded to his influence in the Democratic Party" ...
  • A vision of hope, dashed by madness and death

    11/16/2008 4:27:46 AM PST · by CE2949BB · 45 replies · 1,542+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 11/15/2008 | Angela Hill
    OAKLAND — Convinced Jim Jones was God, Garrett Lambrev was the first person to join Peoples Temple in Ukiah in 1966 after the group moved from Indiana. Ten years later — two years before the Jonestown tragedy — he was part of a wave of defectors, shaken to the core by tales of torture and wanting nothing to do with a god who could sanction such things. He was reviled as a traitor and lived in fear for his life. Yet as Lambrev reflects on the enigma of Peoples Temple, his thoughts settle not just on the horrors of the...
  • Post office renaming honors Ryan, slain at Jonestown

    11/16/2008 2:30:20 AM PST · by CE2949BB · 13 replies · 685+ views
    MediaNews ^ | 11/16/2008 | Daniel Powell
    A San Mateo post office where assassinated Rep. Leo Ryan once had his congressional offices will be renamed in his honor at a ceremony Monday. The ceremony will take place one day before the 30th anniversary of the Jonestown massacre in Guyana, when Ryan was gunned down by Peoples Temple members on orders from leader Jim Jones. More than 900 cult members died that day, most from ingesting cyanide-laced Flavor-Aid. Ryan was known for a hands-on, investigative approach to legislating that often took him far from his offices and the centers of power. Before his fateful trip to Jonestown, Ryan...
  • Orwell's Children

    11/15/2008 11:31:11 PM PST · by neverdem · 51 replies · 2,130+ views
    American Thinker ^ | November 16, 2008 | Bruce Walker
    It has been sixty years since George Orwell wrote his chilling dystopian classic, 1984, and it has been thirty years since we saw the creepiest example of educated and free people willingly walking into a living dystopia.  November 18, 1978, three decades ago, 918 people drank Kool-Aid laced with cyanide.  Jim Jones, the communist leader of Jonestown, Guyana, had become "Big Brother." Soviet and Communist Chinese propaganda films and condemnations of capitalist and imperialist America blared continually to the subjects of this island of Leftist Hell. Jonestown ended in mass suicide, but the real horror was that ordinary people, Americans...
  • Jim Jones' followers enthralled by his skills as a speaker

    11/13/2008 10:56:48 AM PST · by autumnraine · 159 replies · 5,907+ views ^ | 11/13/2008 | CNN
    The key to understanding the tragedy that was Jonestown lies in the oratory skills of the Peoples Temple founder, Jim Jones. "He was very charismatic," Leslie Wagner-Wilson, a Jonestown survivor, says of the Rev. Jim Jones. With the cadence and fervor of a Baptist preacher, the charm and folksiness of a country storyteller and the zeal and fury of a maniacal dictator, Jones exhorted his followers to a fever pitch, audiotapes recovered from Jonestown reveal. As he spoke, they applauded, shouted, cheered. One follower who survived the "revolutionary suicide" at Jonestown on November 18, 1978, said that Jones was the...
  • Obama's Kool Aid, the Movie [YouTube]

    11/07/2008 8:40:09 AM PST · by syriacus · 6 replies · 819+ views
    You Tube video ^ | September 27, 2008 | ObamaKoolAidMovie
    ObamaKoolAidMovie is a Documentary on Barack Hussein Obama and his Cult like followers. ...This Documentary will show the organized Obama campaign are using tactics used by evil people throughout history.
  • Ashville N.C. School teacher browbeats student over being a McCain supporter

    11/06/2008 6:01:20 PM PST · by Ptarmigan · 85 replies · 4,011+ views
    You Tube ^ | November 04, 2008 | KGS59
    Obama supporter. Vile stuff! That teacher should be fired. What a moron! Obama supporters are a death cult as far as I am concerned. Come to think of it, the 30th anniversary of Jonestown Massacre is looming.
  • JONES: CHRISTIAN OR COMMUNIST? [Marxist Messiah of Jonestown, Guyana]

    11/01/2008 6:14:58 AM PDT · by syriacus · 19 replies · 556+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | December 1978 | Reed Irvine, Editor
    People all over the world are horrified and puzzled by the Jonestown, Guyana atrocity. Questions are being asked: Who was the Rev. Jim Jones? What kind of religion did he teach? Why did he order the murder and suicide of over 900 of his followers? [snip] Our media have concealed, misrepresented, or downplayed the key element in the philosophy of Jim Jones. He was a long-time dedicated Marxist communist who admired totalitarian communist dictatorships such as the Soviet Union and Cuba so much that he built one of his own in Guyana.
  • From Silver Lake to Suicide: One Family's Secret History of the Jonestown Massacre

    10/28/2008 9:25:05 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 26 replies · 1,071+ views
    L.A. Weekly ^ | October 22, 2008 | Barry Isaacson
    A cache of letters hidden in the basement brings to life a house, a family and the tragedy that would change everything “Dear Folks,” the letter begins, “I think of you when I hear a Beethoven symphony or the words of a childhood hero repeated and more beautiful as I approach my forties. The strength and principles you planted into me at an early age, though inconsistent with the larger culture I grew up in, is now flowering in fertile soil. I see your faces in my mind and remember the courage both of you demonstrated during the McCarthy period...
  • Countdown to the Obama Rapture

    10/28/2008 11:05:46 AM PDT · by bpjam · 22 replies · 1,442+ views
    Slate Magazine ^ | October 27, 2008 | Jack Shafer
    With the election just a week away and Barack Obama pulling away from John McCain, tiny tendrils of trepidation are starting to drift over the liberal members of the commentariat and the political press corps. If McCain wins, ample boilerplate exists from which to form their disposable Wednesday, Nov. 5, stories about his victory: "He took risks and they paid off … courage of his convictions … left for dead one time too many … the pundits eat crow … how could the pollsters have gotten it so wrong—again! … Will his White House harbor Straight Talk or double talk?"...
  • Barack Obama tells voters 'we can't afford to let up for a second' (chill down spine alert)

    10/28/2008 2:45:45 AM PDT · by markomalley · 51 replies · 1,425+ views
    The Times ^ | 10/28/2008 | Tom Baldwin
    Barack Obama sought to close the deal with American voters yesterday as he heralded the dawn of a new politics that will heal divisions, appeal to “our better angels” and restore a sense of “higher purpose”. His speech in Canton, Ohio, was designed to frame the final days of an often bitterly fought presidential contest around the uplifting themes he had emphasised at the outset of his campaign. While he was at pains to tell supporters that they cannot afford to “let up for one day, one minute or one second”, Mr Obama told an exultant crowd: “In one...
  • Barack Obama Youth (video only)

    10/03/2008 10:30:02 PM PDT · by robomatik · 11 replies · 606+ views
    liveleak ^ | 10/2/08 | e4bannon
    I apologize for the video only link. Along with the "Obama kids" video, I thought this might be an enlightening complement.
  • Barack Obama Cult: Building a New Religion

    09/21/2008 5:37:37 PM PDT · by Prole · 5 replies · 178+ views
    You Tube ^ | June 24, 2008 | NewObamaCult
    Youtube video of Barack Obama and his cult of followers. Song is from the band "Cake," and the name of the song is "Building a Religion." Enjoy!