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  • Venezuelan doctors are seeing record numbers of children with severe malnutrition.

    12/17/2017 7:54:40 AM PST · by Mean Daddy · 32 replies
    New York Times ^ | Dec. 17, 2017 | MERIDITH KOHUT and ISAYEN HERRERA
    SAN CASIMIRO, Venezuela — Kenyerber Aquino Merchán was 17 months old when he starved to death. His father left before dawn to bring him home from the hospital morgue. He carried Kenyerber’s skeletal frame into the kitchen and handed it to a mortuary worker who makes house calls for Venezuelan families with no money for funerals. Kenyerber’s spine and rib cage protruded as the embalming chemicals were injected. Aunts shooed away curious young cousins, mourners arrived with wildflowers from the hills, and relatives cut out a pair of cardboard wings from one of the empty white ration boxes that families...
  • Paradise, If You Can See It.

    02/15/2017 7:05:33 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-15-2017 | MOTUS
    Here with a Loaf of Bread beneath the Bough, A Flask of Wine, a Book of Verse — and Thou       Beside me singing in the Wilderness — And Wilderness is Paradise enow. - Omar Khayyám I tell you what, I’ll provide the bread, and the wine - left over from the Flyover Fest.Gerard provides the verse – in narrative form. About paradise. Enjoy. Life is so much more than politics. “This job began in the winter and the only source of heat Miss Helen had was a standard issue wood stove that she also used for cooking. The stove...
  • Man from Bangladesh charged in plot to kill US military member for ISIS

    10/03/2016 5:58:33 PM PDT · by Innovative · 8 replies
    Daily News ^ | October 3, 2016 | AP
    A citizen of Bangladesh who was living in Maryland has been charged with attempting to provide material support and resources to the Islamic State group.
  • Saudi Cleric describes Islamist paradise as the Mustang Ranch

    11/05/2015 8:52:24 AM PST · by Winged Hussar · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/5/15 | William A. Levinson
    The most basic rule of psychological warfare is that anything you say can be used against you, and with devastating effect. When a prominent imam in Saudi Arabia, the self-proclaimed Defender of the Faith for Sunni Islam as well as the owner of Mecca, describes Paradise as a celestial version of the Mustang Ranch, he makes his entire religion about as credible as Scientology. If Muslims find the depiction of their Paradise as a whorehouse and Allah as a Mack Daddy offensive, their problem is with Saudi Sheikh Yahya Al-Jana', because these are his words and not ours. Here is...
  • #5138 - Al-Aqsa Mosque Address Discusses Annihilation of the Jews and Virgins of Paradise

    11/02/2015 4:27:00 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 27/10/15 | Khaled al Maghrabi
    Only wound a Jew and you get a technical virgin.
  • #5142 - At Palestinian Stabber's Funeral, Father Marries Off Son

    11/02/2015 3:25:05 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 1/11/15
  • Islamic State Fighters Reportedly ‘Run Away’ from a Certain Type of Soldier.

    09/21/2014 11:40:07 AM PDT · by dvan · 66 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Sept. 21, 2014 | Sharona Schwartz
    Islamic State Fighters Reportedly ‘Run Away’ from a Certain Type of Soldier. Radical Islamists who decide to embark on suicidal missions often do so with the expectation they will be rewarded with 72 virgins if they die in battle; however, it turns out there is one major caveat to the scenario, according to a U.S. lawmaker. That is, if they are killed by a woman, the deal is off. Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.), chairman of the House International Relations Committee, told the New York Post, “These ISIL [Islamic State] soldiers apparently believed that if they were killed in battle, they...
  • Did Jesus go to hell between His death and resurrection? (Dispensational Caucus)

    04/13/2014 11:16:00 AM PDT · by wmfights · 111 replies
    Question: "Did Jesus go to hell between His death and resurrection?" Answer: There is a great deal of confusion in regards to this question. This concept comes primarily from the Apostles' Creed, which states, “He descended into hell.” There are also a few Scriptures which, depending on how they are translated, describe Jesus going to “hell.” In studying this issue, it is important to first understand what the Bible teaches about the realm of the dead. In the Hebrew Scriptures, the word used to describe the realm of the dead is sheol. It simply means the “place of the dead”...
  • The pictures Putin doesn't want you to see: Photographers reveal their pictures

    01/19/2014 6:42:46 AM PST · by rktman · 57 replies ^ | 1/18/2014 | Zoe Szathmary
    Rob Hornstra and Arnold van Bruggen spent 5 years in region photographing ordinary life Say Sochi is unlikely spot for Winter Games...because there's no snow Photos include portraits of strippers and children holding Kalashnikovs Say area is plagued with various problems and that 'There's a big chance terrorists will try to disrupt these Games
  • Greetings From Poyais, 19th Century Con Man Bilks Investors In Made-up Central American Paradise

    11/03/2013 5:55:58 PM PST · by Son House · 7 replies
    SFGate ^ | Published 4:00 am, Sunday, January 18, 2004 | Reviewed by Peter Lewis
    Never heard of Poyais? That's because you weren't living in Great Britain in the early 1820s, when newspaper advertisements, promotional brochures and the ubiquitous street singers broadcast the country's limitless opportunities to potential investors. There was a snake in the garden, though, writes David Sinclair in "The Land That Never Was," a striking and colorful history of Poyais. The glitch: Poyais was a fiction, the brainchild-turned-hell-spawn of Gregor MacGregor -- fantasist, confidence trickster, dandy and bon vivant with a taste for titles and palms itching for lucre. Mostly, MacGregor sat on his hands. When roused, he made tactical and logistical...
  • Brooklyn Resident from Albania Sentenced to 15 Years'...

    01/08/2013 5:04:21 PM PST · by Cindy · 11 replies - New York - Press Release ^ | January 8, 2013 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Brooklyn Resident from Albania Sentenced to 15 YearsÂ’ Imprisonment for Attempting to Support Terrorism U.S. AttorneyÂ’s Office January 08, 2013 Eastern District of New York Earlier today, at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn, New York, Agron Hasbajrami, an Albanian citizen and Brooklyn resident, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for attempting to provide material support to terrorists. Hasbajrami will be removed from the United States at the conclusion of his sentence. The sentence was announced by Loretta E. Lynch, United States Attorney for...
  • Some labeling Hasan terrorist [Fort Hood massacre]

    08/13/2012 1:33:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    San Antonio-Express News ^ | August 13, 2012 | Sig Christenson
    FORT HOOD — A string of witnesses in an evidentiary hearing identified Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan as the triggerman at a Fort Hood deployment center that left 45 dead and injured. As his trial nears almost three years later, few here argue over his guilt. They wonder why a psychiatrist would gun down fellow soldiers. Rep. John Carter, R-Round Rock can explain it. He calls Hasan a domestic terrorist, something prosecutors have never claimed, and says those avoiding the term are indulging in political correctness. “Believe me, my friend, if somebody had jumped up and said, ‘Praise God and...
  • 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...
  • Genetic Study Uncovers New Path to Polynesia

    02/05/2011 4:22:23 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies · 1+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | Thursday, February 3, 2011 | University of Leeds
    The islands of Polynesia were first inhabited around 3,000 years ago, but where these people came from has long been a hot topic of debate amongst scientists. The most commonly accepted view, based on archaeological and linguistic evidence as well as genetic studies, is that Pacific islanders were the latter part of a migration south and eastwards from Taiwan which began around 4,000 years ago. But the Leeds research -- published February 3 in The American Journal of Human Genetics -- has found that the link to Taiwan does not stand up to scrutiny. In fact, the DNA of current...
  • Oregon Caroler Attempts 'O Tannenbomb,' or, Paradise or Bust!

    11/28/2010 8:08:20 PM PST · by TR Clancy · 1 replies
    Dearborn Underground ^ | 11/28/10 | TR Clancy
    Mohamed, (the MSA president), told the media that “It doesn't take much thought from a reasonable person to see that his actions and behavior in this instance are not very reflective of Islam.” The MSA president also says Mohamud wasn’t known for being pious. “From what I understand, he wasn't the most religious person. He didn't regularly go to mosque.” That’s as may be. But then it’s not really mosque attendance that the really popular firebrand preachers are pushing as the express route to a hot tub in Paradise splashing with 72 virgins, is it? That’s what jihad is for.
  • How Does Allah Reward Female Suicide Bombers? (w/Video)

    07/31/2010 5:20:23 PM PDT · by Tom Hawks · 10 replies · 2+ views
    ChicoER Gate ^ | 7/31/10 | Chuck Wolk
    On July 1st I wrote about the increased chatter by Muslim terrorists about a possible suicide bombing.  In the article, I asked if our Independence Day celebrations could be disrupted by one or more female suicide bombers.  Well just three days later on July 4th a female suicide murderer blew herself up in the Iraqi city of Ramadi. Along with herself, she killed 4 and injured 23 men, women, and children.  I was wrong about America being targeted, but right about the female suicide attack.  While the use of women by terrorists to commit suicide murder is nothing new,...
  • Mel Gibson Tirades are the Distilled Violence, Cruelty, & Bigotry of Right-wing Catholic Ideology

    07/19/2010 5:44:38 PM PDT · by Dr. Scarpetta · 154 replies
    Slate ^ | 7/19/10 | Christopher Hitchens
    Here is a man whose every word and deed is easily explicable once you know the single essential thing about him: He is a member of a fascist splinter group that believes it is the salvation of the Catholic Church. This schismatic crackpot sect is headed by Mel Gibson's father, Hutton Gibson, a nutty autodidact with a sideline in Holocaust denial. Like many ultra-conservative Catholics, the Gibsons, père et fils, have never forgiven the Vatican for lifting the charge of deicide against the Jews in 1964. Less well-remembered, perhaps, is the interview in which he announced that his wife of...
  • Idealists, Intellectuals and Other Dangerous Characters

    02/10/2010 9:11:45 PM PST · by stolinsky · 3 replies · 181+ views ^ | 02-11-10 | stolinsky
    Most people live in the real world. They have to. But some people have the luxury of living in their heads. They have the leisure time to imagine an ideal world organized in an ideal way and run by ideal officials − in other words, themselves. These people went to a university, and perhaps graduate school. They studied gurus from Plato to Marx, who fantasized their own version of the ideal. They were taught by professors who often had done nothing outside the university, and who looked down on ordinary working people.
  • The Obama White House: Bundlers' Paradise

    10/29/2009 10:43:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies · 374+ views
    Town Hall ^ | 10/30/09 | Michelle Malkin
    Like Capt. Renault in "Casablanca," I am shocked, shocked to discover that access peddling is going on in the Obama White House. Perks for deep-pocketed donors? Presidential meetings for sale? The stale Chicago odor of pay-for-play wafting from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue? Knock me over with a feather. Despite the president's claimed distaste for the campaign finance practice known as "bundling" (rounding up aggregate contributions from friends, business associates and employees), the House of Obama has been a campaign finance bundlers' paradise from Day One. A new report by Matthew Mosk of The Washington Times just confirms the gob-smackingly obvious: It's...
  • Report: Paradise Hotel Bomber Among Dead in Somalia

    09/14/2009 10:29:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 665+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 9/14/09 | Maayana Miskin
    ( Wanted Al-Qaeda terrorist Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan was killed Monday in an airstrike in southern Somalia, local civilians have reported. Nabhan is wanted for multiple terrorist attacks, including a 2002 hotel bombing and attempted attack on an airplane that targeted Israeli citizens. Nabhan was wanted by the United States FBI for both the 2002 attacks and possible involvement in 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in which hundreds of people were killed.