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  • English Spoken Here

    06/15/2015 4:51:22 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 7 replies
    James Kunstler blog ^ | May 4, 2015 | James Howard Kunstler
    Of course, the Freddie Gray riots in Baltimore last week prompted the usual cries for “an honest conversation about race,” and countless appeals to fix the “broken” public school system. So, in the spirit of those pleas, I will advance a very plain and straightforward idea: above all, teach young black kids how to speak English correctly. Nothing is more important than acculturating ghetto kids out of their pidgin patois and into real English with all of its tenses, verb forms, and cases. It’s more important initially than learning arithmetic, history, and science. I would argue that it is hardly...
  • Ford Foundation pours millions into net neutrality to guarantee billion-dollar investments

    12/15/2014 4:13:03 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    Watchdog ^ | December 15, 2014 | Josh Peterson and Yaël Ossowski
    In addition to major telecommunications firms aiming to influence the public debate on net neutrality, there’s the Ford Foundation, the second-largest private foundation in the world. “If you are a foundation for justice in the world, and you don’t understand that the Internet is going to be a major battleground in this century, and you’re not engaged in that fight and supporting people who are concerned about access and security, you’re going to be left out of one of the most important justice issues of the day,” Foundation President Darren Walker told the Council on Foreign Relations this summer. “And...
  • When Jihad Came to America (Omar Abdel Rahman)

    03/28/2008 2:08:28 PM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 7 replies · 371+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | March 2008 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    When Jihad Came to America by Andrew C. McCarthy On May 2 and 3, 1990, the U.S. embassy in Cairo alerted its counterpart in Khartoum that Egypt’s “leading radical,” Omar Abdel Rahman, was on his way to Sudan. Warning that his ultimate plan might be to seek exile in the United States, the Cairo embassy asked its colleagues to pass along any information they might learn about his activities on Sudanese soil. What did U.S. officials already know about Abdel Rahman in 1990? As the 9/11 Commission would later determine, they knew that he had been arrested repeatedly in Egypt...
  • ‘Here’s to al-Qaeda’

    04/30/2011 11:16:30 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Nearly 20 years ago, I asked the late William Kunstler about his philosophy of lawyering. A flamboyant leftist who proudly represented jihadists just as he proudly represented many other anti-American radicals, Bill succinctly replied, “Everybody’s entitled to a lawyer, but nobody’s entitled to me!” When speaking with him outside the lines of litigation, I was always beguiled by the aging rogue’s lack of pretense. Kunstler maintained that attorneys are under no obligation to take on every client who walks in the door. Once you took a case, though, it was your duty to give it your all. And because giving...
  • The Economy Has Six Months to Live

    01/12/2010 5:44:06 PM PST · by NewJerseyJoe · 5 replies · 1,034+ views
    Voice in the Wilderness ^ | 1/12/10 | James Howard Kunstler
    The economy has about six months to live. Especially the part that consists of swapping paper certificates. That’s the buzz I’ve gotten the first two weeks of 2010, and forgive me for not presenting a sheaf of charts and graphs to make the case. Just about everybody else yakking about these thing on the Web provides plenty of statistical analysis: Mish, The Automatic Earth, Chris Martenson, Zero Hedge, The Baseline Scenario… They’re all well worth visiting. Bank bonus numbers are due out any day now. The revolt that I expected around the release of these numbers may come from a...
  • Lobby for Terror

    04/28/2004 11:02:58 AM PDT · by Disgo · 4 replies · 895+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 4/28/04 | Thomas Ryan
    Does America need a terrorist financier to secure its “freedom”? Sami al-Arian thinks so. His National Coalition to Protect Political Freedom poses as a watchdog for the Constitution, but he has focused his lobbying efforts on repealing anti-terrorist legislation. While Sami al-Arian himself has been arrested for being a prime financier for Palestinian Islamic Jihad (and likely one of its three founders), his political movement continues to threaten homeland security. Al-Arian founded the National Coalition to Protect Political Freedom (NCPPF) in 1997 as a reaction to the Anti-Terrorism Act of 1996. The coalition’s stated goal “is to help change the...
  • Easthampton Burning?

    10/27/2008 6:07:32 PM PDT · by B-Chan · 13 replies · 658+ views ^ | October 27, 2008 | James H. Kunstler
    In the typhoon of commentary that's blown around the world a step behind the financial tsunami that's wrecking everything, two little words have been curiously absent: "fraud" and "swindle." But aren't they really at the core of what has happened? Wall Street took the whole world "for a ride" and now a handful of Wall Street's erstwhile princelings have shifted ceremoniously into US Government service to "fix" the problem with a "toolbox" containing a notional two trillion dollars. This strange exercise in financial kabuki theater will shut down sometime between the election and inauguration day, when the inaugurate finds himself...
  • New York City: Anti-war protestors win $2 million settlement from the city

    08/19/2008 10:41:09 PM PDT · by Stoat · 15 replies · 257+ views
    The New York Daily News ^ | August 19, 2008 | TAMER EL-GHOBASHY
    Anti-war protestors win $2 million settlement from the city BY TAMER EL-GHOBASHY DAILY NEWS POLICE BUREAU Tuesday, August 19th 2008, 4:21 PM Anti-war activists who claim they were wrongly locked up by the NYPD during a 2003 protest won a $2 million settlement from the city Tuesday.Led by plaintiff Sarah Kunstler - the daughter of famed civil rights lawyer Bill Kunstler - the 52 protestors claimed victory."We hope our victory helps convince the city to stop violating people's rights as a matter of policy and stop wasting taxpayers' money doing so," Kunstler said. City lawyers said the deal was...
  • "We Were Lied To"

    06/03/2008 12:16:27 AM PDT · by B-Chan · 17 replies · 137+ views ^ | June 2, 2008 | James H, Kunstler
    "We Were Lied To". This meme, which has been the mantra among supposed political "progressives" for years now, was reignited over the weekend with the publication of a memoir by former Bush press secretary Scott McLellan claiming that President Bush and his cronies wove a spell of lies to get a war in Iraq underway. This is the narrative that Americans tell themselves to prove that, if it weren't for bad leaders, we would be a morally upright nation. I don't think so. And, remember, I write the following as a registered Democrat (and an Obama voter in my primary...
  • The man behind the attack on Guantanamo (traitorous b*st*rd Michael Ratner)

    06/16/2005 3:28:17 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 75 replies · 2,383+ views
    front page mag ^ | 6-16-05 | DiPippo
    The Man Behind the Attack on Guantanamo By Rocco DiPippo | June 16, 2005 The general leading the force to free the captive enemy from the U.S. detention center in Guantanamo Bay, and inflict a humiliating defeat on the United States is so-called “civil rights” and “Constitutional” attorney Michael Ratner. It was Ratner who led the way in recruiting elite lawyers to defend the enemy combatants being interrogated at Gitmo. But Ratner is a long-time leader of two pro-Communist and anti-American organizations who have for decades have lent aid and comfort to America's enemies in the Cold War and...
  • 'Frivolous lawsuit' irks Pentagon (Lawsuit Filed in Berlin, by Leftist Group)

    12/13/2004 10:58:48 PM PST · by kattracks · 21 replies · 787+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 12/14/04 | Rowan Scarborough
    The Pentagon expressed concern yesterday about a "frivolous" complaint filed against Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld by a leftist group that is using a new German law that claims the right to investigate war crimes anywhere in the world.     The reaction was in response to a Nov. 30 lawsuit filed in Berlin by the Center for Constitutional Rights, whose founders include liberal activist William Kunstler.     The New York-based center filed the German complaint against Mr. Rumsfeld and other U.S. officials on behalf of four Iraqis who, the complaint says, were abused by U.S. guards at the Abu Ghraib prison...