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  • House Republicans to Offer Broad Immigration Plan

    01/25/2014 5:55:22 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 121 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/25/14 | ASHLEY PARKER and JONATHAN WEISMAN
    House Republicans are preparing to unveil their own broad template for overhauling the nation’s immigration system this week, potentially offering a small opening for President Obama and congressional Democrats to pass bipartisan legislation before the end of the year. Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio and other Republican leaders are expected to release a one-page statement of immigration principles this week at their annual retreat in Cambridge, Md., according to aides with knowledge of the plan. The document is expected to call for border security and enforcement measures, as well as providing a path to legal status — but not...
  • Sexual revolution leaving American women plagued by anxiety disorders

    01/25/2014 10:06:17 AM PST · by usalady · 101 replies
    Examiner ^ | Jan, 24, 2013 | Martha
    In spite of their advances in education and the workforce anxiety disorders are replacing happiness for American women. Sexual liberation was supposed to bring equality for females that expected fulfillment with the freedom to pursue lust without expecting committed relationships.
  • Bank nearly banned new £5 note with Churchill on it in case it upset the Germans…

    10/13/2013 11:00:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 18:07 EST, 12 October 2013 | Chris Hastings
    Bank of England bosses thought twice about putting Sir Winston Churchill on the new £5 note—because they didn’t want to upset the Germans. Officials warned Sir Mervyn King, then Governor of the Bank of England, that Churchill’s wartime record might make him highly controversial, documents obtained by The Mail on Sunday show. The same officials also insisted on carrying out a background check on Jane Austen, the prim spinster author of Pride And Prejudice who will appear on the £10 note from 2017, to reassure themselves there were “no issues in her private life”. …
  • Report Claims Obamacare Will Subsidize as Many as 111,500 Abortions Per Year

    09/28/2013 9:37:05 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 14 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Sep. 26, 2013 | Becket Adams
    President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul will likely subsidize between 71,000 and 111,500 abortion per year, according to a new report from the Charlotte Lozier Institute, a pro-life think tank. The report explains that the abortions will be subsidized via federal premium tax credits and Medicaid expansion. CLI’s Chuck Donovan explains how this is possible under the new health care law: Passage of [Multi-State Plans] required one other major finesse from Democrats on the Hill. In order to deal with the abortion coverage MSPs might provide, the law stipulated that each state must have at least two MSPs and that...
  • Gingrich to GOP Leaders: “Go Over the Cliff”

    12/06/2012 12:01:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 06 Dec 2012 10:56 AM | Greg McDonald
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says it would be better for Republicans to take that dive off the so-called fiscal cliff on Dec. 31, rather than “cave in” to President Barack Obama on tax increases. The Georgia Republican also suggested that GOP leaders in Congress “should be prepared” if necessary to force a government shutdown to get the deep spending cuts they want. “I think it’s a huge mistake for House Republicans to cave in and try to find some kind of desperate solution that doesn't work,” Gingrich told Fox News’ Sean Hannity Wednesday night. …
  • Sweden’s National Day (Of Self-Loathing)

    06/23/2012 10:55:20 PM PDT · by rmlew · 6 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | June 22, 2012 | PMP
    It’s a pleasure to introduce our new Swedish correspondent PMP to Gates of Vienna readers. In his first essay for us, PMP takes a look at the culture of self-hatred that has arisen in Sweden in recent decades, as reflected in the masochistic celebration of the country’s National Day. Sweden’s National Day (of self-loathing)by PMP By studying how Swedish politicians and media ideologically attack Sweden on its own National Day, this essay will reveal how Sweden has ceased to exist as a proud and tolerant nation. It will show how an anti-nationalist, Marxist line of thought is being propagated all...
  • Why this Marine is getting out of the military

    07/28/2011 1:02:57 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 36 replies · 2+ views
    AIPNews.com ^ | July 28, 2011 | Gunnery Sgt Harry Berres, USMC
    "When I joined the military it was illegal to be homosexual, then it became optional and now it's legal. I'm getting out before Obama makes it mandatory." -- Gunnery Sgt Harry Berres, USMC
  • Dutch court pushes ahead with hate speech trial

    05/23/2011 12:12:12 PM PDT · by VU4G10 · 9 replies
    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch appeals judges on Monday ordered the continuation of anti-Islam lawmaker's Geert Wilders' hate speech trial, rejecting his claim that the court trying him was biased. Wilders is on trial on charges of "making statements insulting to Muslims as a group," and inciting hatred against Muslims. Presiding judge Marcel van Oosten rebuffed defense calls for the case to be dropped, saying "his right to presumption of innocence has not been violated." He said a judge who discussed the case with a witness at a dinner party had not attempted to tamper with the witness and the court's...
  • Is This Our America Anymore?

    12/16/2010 5:04:13 PM PST · by triumphant values · 72 replies · 2+ views
    Creators.com ^ | December 16, 2010 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    Buried in the Oct. 30 Washington Post was a bland headline: "Report Points to Faster Recovery in Jobs for Immigrants." The story, however, contained social dynamite that explains the rage of Americans who are smeared as nativists and xenophobes for demanding a timeout on immigration. In the April-May-June quarter, foreign-born workers in the U.S. gained 656,000 jobs. And native-born Americans lost 1.2 million. From July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2010, foreign-born Hispanics gained 98,000 construction jobs. Native-born Hispanics lost 133,000. Black and white U.S. construction workers lost 511,000 jobs. According to the Center for Immigration Studies, from Jan. 1,...
  • The Red Cross bans Christmas (to avoid offending Muslims)

    12/16/2010 1:36:06 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 89 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail UK ^ | December 16, 2010
    Christmas has been banned by the Red Cross from its 430 fund-raising shops. Staff have been ordered to take down decorations and to remove any other signs of the Christian festival because they could offend Moslems. The charity's politically-correct move triggered an avalanche of criticism and mockery last night - from Christians and Moslems. Christine Banks, a volunteer at a Red Cross shop in New Romney, Kent, said: 'We put up a nativity scene in the window and were told to take it out. It seems we can't have anything that means Christmas. We're allowed to have some tinsel but...
  • Survey: Nearly 1 in 3 US Somalis live in Minnesota

    12/14/2010 1:16:40 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 30 replies · 1+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 12-14-10 | a[
    Nearly one in three people with Somali ancestry in the United States live in Minnesota, although some activists claim there are more. The 1 in 3 estimate comes from new survey data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. The bureau's American Community Survey says there are about 25,000 people with Somali ancestry in Minnesota and about 85,700 in the United States. The other states with large Somali populations are Ohio, Washington and California, but their communities are much smaller than Minnesota's.
  • Deadly Stockholm blasts linked to Afghanistan ("Religion Of Peace" strikes again)

    12/11/2010 5:06:51 PM PST · by tobyhill · 22 replies · 1+ views
    msnbc ^ | 12/11/2010 | nbc
    A car explosion and what appeared to be a suicide attack injured two people, killed the apparent bomber, and caused panic among Christmas shoppers in Stockholm Saturday. The Swedish news agency TT said it had received an email warning with a threat to Sweden and its people ahead of the blasts. The agency said the threat was linked to Sweden's presence in Afghanistan, where it has a force of 500 soldiers, mainly in the north. "Now your children, daughters and sisters shall die like our brothers and sisters and children are dying," the news agency quoted the e-mail as saying.
  • Blasts rock Swedish capital

    12/11/2010 3:21:02 PM PST · by quesney · 113 replies · 2+ views
    At least one person, reportedly a suicide bomber, was killed when two blasts went off Saturday in a busy shopping district in the Swedish capital of Stockholm. One of the blasts was thought to be related to a car bomb, in which two people were injured. Swedish media also reported that a suicide bomber blew himself up about 200 metres from the car. The man apparently had canisters on him and shouted in Arabic before the blast. Swedish media were also reportedly sent a threatening email before the blast, criticizing the role of Swedish soldiers in Afghanistan and urging Muslims...
  • Caroline Glick: We Are Not for Sale

    11/08/2010 5:58:15 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 47 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | November 5, 2010 | Caroline Glick
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is playing with fire. And Israel is getting burned. Over the past week, it has been widely reported that the Obama administration and the Netanyahu government are conducting secret negotiations regarding future Israeli land surrenders to the Palestinians in the Jordan Valley and Jerusalem. According to the reports, the Obama administration has presented Netanyahu with a plan whereby Israel will cede its rights to eastern Jerusalem and the Jordan Valley to the Palestinians and then lease the areas from the Palestinians for a limited period. The reports on the length of the lease vary. Some claim...
  • Obama allows 80,000 Muslim immigrants into United States

    10/24/2010 10:02:24 AM PDT · by SGW · 27 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 10/24/10 | Gil Guignat
    President Barrack Hussein Obama is allowing 80,000 Muslims to immigrate next year to the United States. He is doing this by executive order. “Obama authorizes additional 80,000 “refugees” to entry country By Dr. Paul L. Williams Friday, October 22, 2010 President Barack Hussein Obama, in a determination letter to Congress, has announced that he will allow an additional 80,000 immigrants – - mostly from Islamic countries – - to resettle in the United States during fiscal year 2011. Mr. Obama says that the increase in Muslim immigrants “is justified by humanitarian concerns or is otherwise in the national interest.” More…...
  • Somali family given £2m house... after complaining 5-bed London home was 'in poor area'

    Somali asylum seeker family given £2m house... after complaining 5-bed London home was 'in poor area' By CHRIS HASTINGS, GEORGE ARBUTHNOTT and MATT SANDY 10th July 2010 A family of former asylum-seekers from Somalia are living in a £2.1million luxury townhouse in one of Britain's most exclusive addresses at a cost to taxpayers of £8,000 a month. Abdi and Sayruq Nur and their seven children moved into their three-storey property in a fashionable area of London last month because they didn't like the 'poorer' part of the city they were living in. Mr Nur, 42, an unemployed bus conductor, and...
  • A Sneak Preview of the Ground Zero Mega-Mosque

    06/02/2010 7:30:59 AM PDT · by Trafalgar123 · 14 replies · 706+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 2, 2010 | Stella Paul
    New Yorkers wondering what the $100-million, fifteen-story mega-mosque at Ground Zero will be like need only cast their eyes north to Boston. There they'll find the giant mosque of the Islamic Society of Boston, which, like the newly-approved Ground Zero mosque, was sold to the public by the politicians as a marvelous, desperately needed home for interfaith healing, and which quickly devolved into a cesspool of hate speech, terrorist affiliations, a lawsuit to shut down the mosque's critics, and a one-stop shop for genuflecting politicians to suck up to Muslims and collect their cash. Yes, for those who followed the...
  • Five Morgan Hill students sent home for wearing American flag T-shirts

    05/05/2010 5:32:54 PM PDT · by Ballygrl · 307 replies · 10,156+ views
    Gilroy Dispatch ^ | 5/5/10 | Lindsay Bryant
    Five Morgan Hill students sent home for wearing American flag T-shirts 2:11 PM By Lindsay Bryant Five male students were asked to leave Live Oak High School this morning because they were wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo. Officials at the school could not be reached for comment, but one student said administrators called the T-shirts "incendiary." "They said we were starting a fight, we were fuel to the fire," said Matt Dariano, a sophomore. The five teens were sitting at a table outside during their brunch break around 10:10 a.m. when Assistant Principal Miguel Rodriguez asked two...
  • It’s Because They Want To Kill Us, Stupid

    05/06/2010 5:14:40 AM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies · 779+ views
    Newsreal ^ | 5-6-10 | Lori Ziganto
    The night the NYC car bomb attempt went down, I was so grateful that, once again, the diligence of the public and the swift action of the NYC Police thwarted yet another potential attack. Shortly thereafter, while still incredibly grateful obviously, I became angry. I’ve had it. Firstly, because the current strategy of homeland security seems to be “Hey, guys, we’ve totally unclenched our fists. We can haz cookie now?” Secondly, because the left and their media lackeys are not only dangerously naive, but also purposefully misleading.They are so deeply invested in both political correctness and in their violent, racist...
  • Obama nuclear weapons manifesto is detailed

    04/05/2010 5:38:44 PM PDT · by Cheap_Hessian · 101 replies · 4,072+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 5, 2010 | Paul Richter
    Reporting from Washington - The Obama administration is releasing a major statement on nuclear weapons policy that will herald a further shrinking of the U.S. arsenal, even as it rejects some sweeping steps advocated by arms control advocates. The statement, to be released Tuesday, will announce that the arsenal will shrink by thousands of warheads, and it will further restrict when the weapons may be used, U.S. officials say. But the administration has rejected proposals to declare that the "sole purpose" of nuclear arms is deterrence, nor will it promise that the United States won't be the first to use...
  • Obama Limits When U.S. Would Use Nuclear Arms

    04/05/2010 5:37:13 PM PDT · by lbryce · 353 replies · 9,535+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 5, 2010 | DAVID E. SANGER and PETER BAKER
    WASHINGTON — President Obama said Monday that he was revamping American nuclear strategy to substantially narrow the conditions under which the United States would use nuclear weapons, even in self defense. But the president said in an interview that he was carving out an exception for “outliers like Iran and North Korea” that have violated or renounced the main treaty to halt nuclear proliferation. Discussing his approach to nuclear security the day before formally releasing his new strategy, Mr. Obama described his policy as part of a broader effort to edge the world toward making nuclear weapons obsolete, and to...
  • U.S. Standard of Living Unsustainable Without Drastic Action, Former Top Govt. Accountant Says

    03/31/2010 1:36:13 PM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 61 replies · 1,472+ views
    Yahoo News -- Tech Ticker ^ | 03/31/10 | Heesun Wee
    A longtime budget hawk and currently CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, David Walker says America's growing long-term debt is dangerously close to passing a "tipping point" that could trigger soaring interest rates and a plummeting dollar. In a worst case scenario, that could trigger a "global depression," he says, warning: "Nobody's going to bail out America." With the U.S. facing $50 trillion in unfunded liabilities and around $62 trillion in total long-term debt, what worries Walker most is what happens after the recession dissipates, as detailed here. "I'm less concerned with the short-term deficits than I am the...
  • Swiss Ban On Minarets Is Pure Discrimination [EDITORIAL: LA Times]

    12/01/2009 9:08:23 PM PST · by Steelfish · 64 replies · 1,288+ views
    LATimes ^ | December 01st 2009
    EDITORIAL Swiss Ban On Minarets Is Pure Discrimination Sunday's referendum is a reminder that cultural anxieties can be inflamed even in the most tolerant country. December 2, 2009 Integrating Islamic immigrants has proved to be a multifaceted challenge for European nations unaccustomed to religious and cultural diversity. But there's nothing complicated about the decision of voters in Switzerland to prohibit further construction of minarets. It's religious discrimination pure and simple. Sunday's referendum, in which 57.5% of voters approved the ban on minarets -- a traditional feature of mosques -- is a reminder that cultural anxieties can be inflamed even in...
  • US Relinquishes Control of the Internet

    11/26/2009 4:00:18 PM PST · by jonatron · 17 replies · 1,744+ views
    The Guardian UK ^ | 30 September 2009 | Bobbie Johnson
    Icann – the official body that ultimately controls the development of the internet thanks to its oversight of web addresses such as .com, .net and .org – said today that it was ending its agreement with the US government. The deal, part of a contract negotiated with the US department of commerce, effectively pushes California-based Icann towards a new status as an international body with greater representation from companies and governments around the globe. Icann had previously been operating under the auspices of the American government, which had control of the net thanks to its initial role in developing the...
  • White House: Gitmo transfers mean jobs (in Illinois)

    11/22/2009 2:40:25 PM PST · by SolidWood · 63 replies · 3,209+ views
    UPI ^ | Nov. 22, 2009 | UPI
    THOMSON, Ill., Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Thousands of jobs would be created in Illinois if the U.S. government purchases a nearly empty prison there to house terror detainees, a study indicates. The study, performed by the Obama White House Council of Economic Advisers and obtained by The Chicago Sun-Times, asserted that 2,290 to 2,960 jobs would be created in and around Thomson, Ill., in the first year after its conversion to house some of the prisoners now held at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detention facility, the newspaper reported Sunday. Local residents in the Illinois-Iowa border town would be "good candidates"...
  • Canada to Immigrants: No Tolerance for “Honor” Killing

    11/15/2009 9:55:09 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 25 replies · 1,302+ views
    Pajamasmedia.com ^ | November 13, 2009 | Phyllis Chesler
    New Citizenship Guides Spells It Out The Canadian government has just revamped its citizenship guide for immigrants. The document is titled “The Rights and Responsibilities of Canadian Citizenship.” According to Canada’s National Post, “In Canada, men and women are equal under the law,” the document says. “Canada’s openness and generosity do not extend to barbaric cultural practices that tolerate spousal abuse, ‘honour killings,’ female genital mutilation or other gender-based violence. Those guilty of these crimes are severely punished under Canada’s criminal laws.” Western governments are beginning to wake up to dangerous or “barbaric” practices among immigrants—especially among Muslim immigrants. Whether...
  • Deadly denial Fudging the facts on Fort Hood

    11/10/2009 9:59:34 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 21 replies · 762+ views
    New York Post ^ | November 10, 2009 ~1:54 AM | Ralph Peters
    As President Obama belatedly appears at Fort Hood today, will he dare to speak the word "terror?" He won't use the word "Islamist." If he mentions Islam at all, it'll be to sing its praises yet again. We've already learned that Islamist terrorist Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan attended the Northern Virginia mosque of Imam Anwar al-Aulaqi, a fiery al Qaeda supporter who later fled the United States. We know that Hasan's peers, subordinates and patients repeatedly raised red flags that his superiors suppressed. We know he was a player on Islamist-extremist Web sites. The FBI's uncovering one extremist link after...
  • Fort Hood: Let's Drop the Political Correctness

    11/09/2009 12:42:35 AM PST · by SonOfDarkSkies · 17 replies · 1,109+ views
    RealClearPolitics.com ^ | 11/9/2009 | David Warren
    President Barack Obama's display on Thursday made my point more clearly than it usually can be made, for he turned on a dime. He assumed the "presidential grieving tone" over the Fort Hood massacre, the moment after he'd just done an equally scripted segment of light joking banter for the benefit of the Tribal Nations Conference he was addressing. Millions in the television audience must have watched this incredibly cynical "quick flip." I wonder how many noticed it? We should not allow ourselves to be moved by the cold hearts of professional tear-jerkers because when we reward that kind of...
  • Teachers want to warn pupils of patriotism 'peril'

    09/11/2009 10:58:08 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 33 replies · 1,132+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12th September 2009 | Matthew Hickley
    Three-quarters of teachers in Britain's schools believe they should warn pupils about the dangers of patriotism - which some regard as a form of 'brainwashing', researchers have found. A nationwide study found the majority of teachers felt they should not be promoting the subject at all in the classroom, with some preferring to instruct their pupils in the benefits of 'universal brotherhood'. And even those who felt positively about patriotism felt the need to qualify and tone down their support, stressing that they disliked 'jingoistic flag-waving'. The findings are a blow for the Government after Prime Minister Gordon Brown spoke...
  • Eurabian Safari--Non-Muslims Forced to Follow Sharia in Europe

    08/27/2009 1:21:25 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 34 replies · 1,804+ views
    Hudson New York ^ | August 27, 2009 | Thomas Landen
    It is hot in Brussels. Ramadan has begun. The faithful in the predominantly Muslim borough of Molenbeek are not allowed to eat or drink from sunrise until sunset. Non-Muslim policemen, patrolling the streets of Molenbeek in their sweltering cars, are not allowed to eat or drink either. As every year during Ramadan, that they have been told by their superior, Philippe Moureaux, the Socialist mayor of Molenbeek, they have to respect Muslim sensitivities and not to “provoke” Muslims by violating Islamic Ramadan restrictions in public. In effect, Islamic or Sharia law is already applied - for everyone - in the...
  • Colorado ACLU: Supermax move for Gitmo detainees would mock justice (BARF)

    01/27/2009 1:51:27 PM PST · by markomalley · 22 replies · 672+ views
    Colorado Independent ^ | 1/23/2009 | Ernest Luning
    Politicians in Colorado are split over the chance detainees from Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, could be imprisoned at the Supermax federal detention facility in Florence. Some say Supermax can handle Gitmo suspects just fine, others warn it’s too dangerous. But the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Colorado said in a statement to the Colorado Independent Friday afternoon that moving Gitmo detainees — including many only suspected of crimes — to the country’s most secure prison “is simply another form of torture, one which makes a mockery of ‘innocent until proven guilty.’ ” While the Obama administration’s plans to shut...
  • Obama Affirms Climate Change Goals

    11/18/2008 2:06:52 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 42 replies · 968+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 18, 2008 | Brian Knowlton
    WASHINGTON — President-elect Barack Obama confirmed on Tuesday that he plans to stick to the aggressive targets he had set earlier for fighting climate change and for spurring the development of clean-energy technology, saying, “Delay is no longer an option.” The remarks were striking for being made in what was billed as a “surprise taped statement,” before a bipartisan conference on climate change in Los Angeles that included governors who have battled the Bush administration by trying to pass stricter pollution standards than federal guidelines require. Officials from at least 10 other countries were also present, and Mr. Obama addressed...
  • 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...
  • Where did 'Drink the Kool-Aid' come from?

    11/10/2008 3:03:51 AM PST · by ari-freedom · 56 replies · 1,130+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Oct. 15, 2008 | Stephen Stept
    “Drink the Kool-Aid” has long been a part of the vernacular, used in both a positive and negative sense when we talk about following a mission or philosophy; that is, “buying the program” or “swallowing the party line.” But its origin lies in the 1978 tragedy at Jonestown, where over 900 members of Peoples Temple took poisoned fruit punch at the behest of their leader, Jim Jones. For those connected personally to this horror, the ubiquitous “Kool-Aid” metaphor, often used frivolously, recalls an unending nightmare. One little known footnote: the fruit drink actually used at Jonestown on that day was...
  • Why Barack Obama Is Good For Israel

    11/04/2008 6:25:38 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 31 replies · 1,784+ views
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | November 4, 2008 | Joel Leyden
    Why Barack Obama Is Good For Israel By Joel Leyden Israel News Agency Jerusalem --- November 4, 2008...... Israel by its very nature is a conservative nation. With the threat of terror attacks and war taking place at any moment, Israel deserves that status. So when many of my Facebook friends ask me how can I as an Israeli vote for Obama, I understand where they are coming from. Just Obama's name is enough to scare anyone walking the streets of Tel Aviv, Haifa or Jerusalem. And Barack Obama has had many friends in the past who helped create an...
  • Voter ire threatens GOP seats

    10/16/2008 11:26:06 AM PDT · by JZelle · 42 replies · 1,162+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 10-16-08 | Donald Lambro and Sean Lengell
    A fast-growing anti-Republican wave threatens to significantly shrink the party's ranks in Congress, as Democratic challengers make headway against once safe incumbents including the Senate's minority leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. Nearly a dozen Senate Republicans - many considered safe for re-election just weeks ago - are now in locked in tight races with Democrats. Analysts and operatives agree that such a change could put Democrats within reach of a filibuster-proof, 60-vote majority. Democrats also are poised to make significant gains in the House, where they now have a 36-seat majority in the 435-member chamber. Analysts are predicting that Republicans...
  • College bans 'Christmas' and 'Easter' from calendar for fear of offending ethnic students

    09/15/2008 2:29:19 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies · 296+ views
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | September 15, 2008 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A college has renamed the traditional Christmas and Easter breaks in a bid to avoid offending students from other religions. The college's new calendar shows that both of the traditional holiday periods have now been re-branded as 'end of term breaks'. Critics have complained that the decision by Yorkshire Coast College is nothing more than 'political correctness'. Tory MP Robert Goodwill said: 'I have heard that some people refer to the Christmas period as the Winterval, which is worse. This is absolutely barmy. 'We are a Christian country and, to be honest, religious tolerance in this country is about respecting...
  • Netherlands Recognises Polygamous Marriages of Muslims

    08/15/2008 12:21:08 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 36 replies · 231+ views
    NIS News Bulletin ^ | August 12, 2008
    ROTTERDAM, 12/08/08 - Although polygamy is banned in the Netherlands, the marriages of Muslims who have several wives are recognised by Dutch authorities. Registrars in the major cities, in particular, record dozens of bigamous or polygamous marriages per year. These marriages are prohibited and an offence in the Netherlands. However, polygamous marriages that take place in countries where more than one wife is permitted, such as Morocco, are accepted, newspaper NRC Handelsblad reports. If immigrants with several wives settle in the Netherlands, the local authorities register all the marriages. However, the Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS), where all marriages are...
  • You must be nicer to Muslims, Britain is told by UN human rights chiefs

    07/25/2008 6:07:10 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 40 replies · 115+ views
    DailyMail.uk ^ | 25th July 2008
    You must be nicer to Muslims, Britain is told by UN human rights chiefs By Mail Foreign Service Last updated at 8:34 AM on 25th July 2008 Britain was told yesterday by a United Nations committee to take firm action to combat 'negative public attitudes' towards Muslims. The nine-member human rights committee also criticised some of the UK's antiterror measures. The body, which is composed of legal experts, said it was concerned ' negative public attitudes towards Muslim members of society' continued to develop in Britain. Be nice: Britain has been told to take firm action and combat negative public...
  • Religious trends and our religious future (UK will be Muslim nation in 30 years)

    05/28/2008 4:17:12 PM PDT · by mojito · 12 replies · 305+ views
    Church of England News ^ | 5/29/2008 | Unattributed
    If recent reports of trends in religious observance prove to be correct, then in some 30 years the mosque will be able to claim that, religiously speaking, the UK is an Islamic nation, and therefore needs a share in any religious establishment to reflect this. The progress of conservative Islam in the UK has been amazing, and it has come at a time of prolonged decline in church attendance that seems likely to continue. This progress has been enthusiastically assisted by this government in particular with its hard-line multi-cultural dogma and willingness to concede to virtually every demand made by...
  • Amsterdam Police Force Offers Its Officers Koran Subsidy

    05/26/2008 2:00:28 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 12 replies · 136+ views
    NIS News ^ | May 26 2008
    THE HAGUE, 27/05/08 - The Amsterdam police corps is giving its officers a discount if they buy the Koran translation of writer Kader Abdolah. Officers should thereby be encouraged to get a better insight into Islam, according to a corps spokesman. Abdolah says he translated the Koran to make the book accessible to the Dutch. The book of the Iranian-Dutch author was published at the end of last month by publisher De Geus. Officers who buy the book pay half price. The other half is paid out of the Amsterdam police budget. Officers are not obligated to read the book,...
  • Netherlands: Man moved on flight after Muslim woman request

    05/25/2008 7:28:10 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 28 replies · 95+ views
    Islam in Europe ^ | May 25 2008 | De Telegraaf
    Amsterdam CDA municipal council member Lex van Drooge was recently asked to move to a different seat on a KLM flight from Istanbul to Amsterdam, since the Muslim woman sitting next to him had objections about sitting next to a man. The council member had been a work-trip to Istanbul together with a group of Amsterdam politicians. He says that at beginning of the trip back he was asked by a stewardess to move elsewhere in the plane. Later it turned out this request was from his original headscarf wearing neighbor. Van Drooge says that apparently we don't know how...
  • Dutch Cartoonist Arrested

    05/23/2008 9:16:32 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 27 replies · 104+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 17 May 2008 | John Semmens
    Dutch political cartoonist Gregorius Nekschot was arrested on suspicion of violating the country’s so-called “hate speech” laws. It took a police team of 10 to accomplish the apprehension of Nekschot at his home, where he declined to resist arrest, much to the dismay of several of the officers. Police also seized his computer, sketches, CDs, DVDs, pencils, paper and telephone. The presence of several “unclean” comestibles—a can of Spam and a bag of fried pork rinds in his larder was also noted. Nekschot’s cartoons have mainly mocked leftists and Muslim extremists, though the spokeswoman for his publisher said “any strong...
  • Dutch MP indicted for insulting Islam

    04/03/2008 6:06:45 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 45 replies · 62+ views
    Brussels Journal ^ | 1 April 08 | Thomas Landen
    The Austrian authorities have indicted politician Susanne Winter on charges of incitement and degradation of religious symbols and religious agitation. This offence carries a maximum sentence of two years. Last January, Ms Winter said that the prophet Muhammad was “a child molester” because he had married a six-year-old girl. She also said he was “a warlord” who had written the Koran during “epileptic fits.” The politician, a member of the Austrian Freedom Party FPÖ, an anti-immigration party which is in opposition, added that Islam is “a totalitarian system of domination that should be cast back to its birthplace on the...
  • Swedish state to train imams

    02/06/2008 6:52:38 AM PST · by forkinsocket · 16 replies · 326+ views
    The Local ^ | 5 Feb 08 | Paul O'Mahony
    The Swedish government is to set up an inquiry to look into the possibility of using state funds to provide training programmes for imams. Muslim religious representatives should be able to benefit from Swedish tax kronor in the same way as Christian priests and ministers, according to Minster for Higher Education and Research Lars Leijonborg. The former Liberal Party leader also believes that the move will help stem the development of radical Islam in Sweden. "It has been suggested that radical Muslims from Saudi Arabia are offering to provide imams for free, and a lack of money means that moderate...
  • Basic court documents to be translated

    01/21/2008 10:05:51 AM PST · by stan_sipple · 15 replies · 228+ views
    Journalstar.com ^ | 1-21-2008 | TANIKA COOPER
    The price: 20 cents per word. The project: 30,000 words. The total expenses: $25,669.50 The goal: Translate civil and self-represented litigant forms into Spanish, Vietnamese and Arabic to help eliminate language barriers new Americans face when dealing with Nebraska’s court system. The project, Nebraska Efforts to Ensure Equal Access to Justice, will help the court system serve those who don’t speak English — or those who speak limited English — in civil and self-represented court issues, said Liz Neeley, a project organizer. Before this project, perhaps a dozen court documents were translated into Spanish, said Neeley, project director for the...
  • Outcry As Muslim M&S Worker Refuses To Sell ‘Unclean’ Bible Book

    01/14/2008 5:35:33 PM PST · by Alouette · 106 replies · 313+ views
    Daily Express UK ^ | Jan. 14, 2008 | Martyn Brown
    A MUSLIM store worker refused to serve a customer buying a children’s book on Christianity because she said it was “unclean”. Shopper Sally Friday felt publicly humiliated at a branch of Marks & Spencer when she tried to pay for First Bible Stories as a gift for her young grandson. When she put the book on the check-out counter, the young assistant refused to touch it, declared it was unclean and summoned another member of staff to serve instead. Mrs Friday said she was so upset that she has now complained to the store’s management. Last night politicians and religious...
  • The Rape Of Israel (Caroline Glick: How Ehud Olmert Set Up Israel To Be Raped Alert)

    01/04/2008 7:43:59 AM PST · by goldstategop · 33 replies · 141+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 1/03/2008 | Caroline Glick
    Last Wednesday, New York's Jewish Week reported that the editor of Israel's self-described "newspaper of record" asked the US secretary of state to rape his country and told her that his erotic fantasy is to watch America rape Israel. On September 10, at a dinner at the home of US Ambassador Richard Jones, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met with a group of Israeli "elites." Among the elitists was Haaretz editor David Landau. According to the Jewish Week, Landau "referred to Israel as a "failed state" politically, one in need of a US-imposed settlement. He was said to have implored...
  • Illegal immigrants ready at EU's new border

    12/16/2007 10:32:32 AM PST · by BGHater · 13 replies · 322+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 16 Dec 2007 | Gethin Chamberlain
    The deputy commander of the European Union's new border post was anxious. "Is the camera switched on?" he whispered to his colleagues. Heads shook. "Sort it out," he ordered them quietly, not realising he was being overheard. An officer hurried down a corridor of the small brick building, on the frontier between Hungary and Ukraine, to switch on a television monitor and look busy. Moments later, as The Sunday Telegraph was escorted into his office, he was in front of his screen, panning the camera across the drab Hungarian countryside, apparently searching for illegal immigrants attempting to sneak in from...
  • Hospital staff told to make sure Muslim patients' beds face Mecca five times a day

    12/04/2007 10:49:43 AM PST · by UKrepublican · 83 replies · 121+ views
    Hospital staff told to make sure Muslim patients' beds face Mecca five times a dayThe job of the nurse used to one of caring for the sick and needy. But not - it would seem - in today's politically-correct Britain. Now, nurses are being encouraged to spend valuable time turning around the beds of Muslim patients up to five times a day - so they can face Mecca. In a bid to promote cultural understanding, they are also expected to provide patients with running water so they can wash before prayer. And then, of course, they are required to turn...