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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Toronto: Plane Diverted After Passenger Ali Shahi Makes Threat




Ali Shahi charged after Sunwing plane makes emergency landing in Toronto

A 25-year-old Canadian man has been charged after he allegedly made “direct threats” to the safety of a flight to Panama City this morning, resulting in the plane returning to Toronto for an emergency landing.
Flight 772 turned around after 45 minutes in the air for the emergency landing at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. It was escorted by two U.S. F-16 jets.
Ali Shahi, a Canadian citizen, has been charged with:
- Mischief to property.
- Mischief interfering of the lawful enjoyment of property.
- Uttering threats.
- Endangering the safety of an aircraft.
He is being held in custody until a bail hearing.
The two U.S. F-16 fighter jets from Toledo, Ohio, were dispatched to escort the plane back to Toronto…
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A Stunning (and sickening) Notice From the Vlad Tepes Blog


 Paris: Jew assaulted after Facebook page publishes pics of French Jews
Vlad says: 
Let me be perfectly clear on this point. A friend of ours actually tried to report this page to Facebook as it was a clear and utter violation of not just Facebook policy but the law. Facebook actually blocked our friend who tried to report it and not the page. And now, Jewish people are being physically attacked from the pictures etc. on that same page. And now you know why you never ever say anything true about yourself on or to Facebook)
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Gaza: Scuzlims Attack Red Cross Vehicle



The BBC can not imagine why the Scuzlims of Gaza would attack a Red Cross vehicle full of people who are only trying to help the Scuzlims.

I have a guess. Here it is:

Most "Red Cross" vehicles in Scuzlim areas are called "Red Crescent". And here is what they look like:


So my guess is, the Scuzlims, who feel themselves to be under attack by "the people of the Book" - a category which includes Christians and Jews), probably attacked the Red Cross vehicle, because it is an "Infidel" vehicle, rather than a Red Crescent vehicle for Scuzlims.

Get it?

The BBC could never figure out such a thing, could they?

Dumbasses.
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The Bomb Was "Degraded" - "Bad Hygiene" Caused Underwear Bomber's Bomb to Fail

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From Vlad Tepes Blog:

The Hague’s mayor Jozias van Aartsen is being urged to get tough on anti-Jewish demonstrators after people were heard chanting ‘death to Jews’ at a protest rally in the city on Thursday evening.

During the rally, in which some of the 100 protesters carried pro-Isis flags, Muslim youngsters were heard to shout ‘death to all Jews’, news magazine Elsevier reports.

Esther Voet of the Israel information centre CIDI said on Twitter: ‘people who made themselves unrecognisable, Isis flags, death to Jews and journalists take to safety. The Netherlands 2014.’ [...]

Many of the demonstrators had covered their faces – which is now illegal in Dutch law.

Jewish organisations said they wanted to know why he did not take tough action against the ‘spreading of hatred and calls to violence’.
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Friday, July 25, 2014

Never Again ... But "Too Soon"


From the Square Mile Wife:
A pharmacy is trashed.  A synagogue is attacked.  People gather in the streets and shout ‘Death to the Jews.”  Jewish owned businesses are targeted.  Europe circa 1940 makes a comeback in Europe 2014.  Europe never rid itself of anti-Semitism and it failed to acknowledge or confront it in a bold and meaningful way.  It definitely paid lip service to it - Never again, never again, never again – but in the post Shoah era it was far too easy for Europe to spread blame and focus on its own victimhood.  Official stances evolved over time however big public statements and apologies, regardless of their sincerity, often do not translate into public consciousness.  France is but one example.  
Forty-two years ago last week, on July 16 and 17th 1942, French police and municipal agents carried out Opération Vent printanier.  Over 12,000 Jews, including approximately 4,000 children, were arrested in Paris and imprisoned in the Vélodrome d’hiver.  Police entered apartments and went to the windows to stop Jews from escaping or committing suicide, as some did.  Neighbours witnessed these acts.   
Families were removed, marched through the streets, put on busses. 
Although some French families did shelter Jews (the target was to round-up 25,000 Jews for deportation that day), many simply watched as their neighbours were taken away by les gendarmes.  The Vélodrome d’hiver, more commonly known as the Vel d’hiv, was an old cycling stadium where the Jews were held for several days with little access to food, water, or sanitation.   
It was unbearably hot, people were sick, starving, scared.  Some committed suicide in the stadium.  After several days, the Jews were transported to Austerlitz, sent by train to Beaune-la-Rolande and then on to their deaths at Auschwitz.  Of the over 12,000 deported, approximately 25 survived.  Two children managed to escape from Beaune-la-Rolande.  
After the Shoah, many Jews who survived were reluctant to talk about their experiences.  French society certainly did not want to hear about them.  Few texts or first-hand memoirs of the Shoah were published in France during this time, and those that were met with little interest from the general public.  It was not until the 1987 trial of Klaus Barbie that the Shoah was thrust back into the general consciousness of the French public and its remaining Jewish community.   At this time there was a noticeable increase in memoirs written by Jewish survivors.   
Many who had kept silent for decades began to relate small parts of their experience to their families.  However, the general narrative that practically every French citizen had been a member of la Résistance continued.   
It was not until 1995 that French officials apologized for their role in the deportation of Jews, and the Catholic Church in France followed suit in 1997.  Even after this, French society has been reluctant to acknowledge anti-Semitism, beyond admitting that Jews were killed and France was complicit.   
This is why, when Roselyne Bosch began working on the film La Rafle (released in 2010), which depicts the events of July 16 and 17 1942, she was told that it was “too soon” and that France was not ready for this film.   
Seventy years later was too soon.   
Bosch made her film, and it was relatively successful.  Although the film is profoundly disturbing, it sanitizes much of what took place, including the treatment of Jews at Beaune-la-Rolande.   
A small boy, Nono, miraculously survives a train to Auschwitz, leaving viewers with a completely false trickle of hope at the end of the film.  Was this put in because a true depiction of events would have been too much for French viewers to handle?   
Joseph Weismann, one of the few survivors of Opération Vent printanier, visited the set of the film several times.  Weismann visited the set of the staged Vel d’hiv (it is no longer standing), and was overwhelmed by the director’s ability to recreate the horrific stench that permeated the stadium during his imprisonment.   
His daughter, who visited the set with him, informed him there was no smell.  So powerful were his memories of his final days with his family. 
Memories of the Vel d’hiv were stifled and repressed, left unacknowledged by French society for decades.  Finally, a small monument was built in Paris, it is located on the Seine, but it is obscure and there is little to mark it.  A tourist may happen to stumble upon it, but it is not easy to find.  The text on the monument reads as follows: 
La République françaiseEn hommage aux victimes des persécutionsRacistes et antisémites et des crimesContre l’humanité commis sous l’autorité de fait diteGouvernement de l’état français 1940-1944N’oublions jamais 
So very vague and absolving.   
There is another memorial at the former site of the Vel d’hiv, which is largely maintained by the Jewish community.  It is nestled in amongst other businesses on the street, visible but easy to walk past without much thought unless the passerby knows why it is there.  

Some believed France was not ready for the film La Rafle, but Europe was certainly ready to Irène Némirovksy’s Suite française.  Over 60 years after it was written, Némirovsky’s daughters began typing the hand-written manuscript their father gave them prior to his arrest and deportation.  Suite française was publiched in 2006 and proved very popular.   
It is interesting to note one of the most popular books written by a French Jew during the Shoah focuses entirely on life in France, for the French during the Occupation.  There are no scared or suffering Jews in her work.  But there are many French citizens in turmoil, which is also a factual reality of the period.   
Némirovsky does not delve into the Shoah at all in her text, in fact several of her other writings are considered anti-Semitic in their portrayal of Jews.  She wrote under a pen name when Jews were being persecuted in France.  She was arrested at her home and deported to Auschwitz where she was killed, she never finished writing Suite française. 
Official France has acknowledged its involvement in the deportation of Jews during the Shoah, but this does not necessarily translate to the public at large.  Reluctance to tackle this issue head on has stemmed from many places.   
Human nature dictates that people prefer to remember the heroes of la Résistance, or the Catholic priests who hid Jewish children (see Louis Malle’s Au revoir les enfants) – but these stories have overshadowed some of the darker parts of France’s history which need to be carefully and honestly examined in order for the public to move forward in a healthy way.   
Albert Memmi, in his semi-autobiographical book La Statue de sel, wrote of witnessing pogroms in his childhood home of Tunisia.  He idolized France and “la civilisation” it represented to him.  Mordekhaï, the protagonist, finds his vision of the world upended when German soldiers arrive in France (it is World War 2) and the French colonial police help them round up the Jews to be sent to camps.  (As an aside, Memmi was anti-colonial and anti-Israel).   
Seventy years later, the marriage of the groups who targeted Jews in Memmi’s book – Arab Muslims, French officials and parts of the public – are joining forces in France to denounce Israel and target France’s remaining Jewry.   
While French politicians denounce anti-Semitism in one sentence, they say rioters have legitimate grievances in the next (see Manuel Vallis).   
For years anti-Semitic rioters have been hiding behind their right to protest against Israel – emboldened by a public that does nothing to challenge them and may largely sympathize with them – these groups are so emboldened that they now run about Paris and its suburbs attacking Jews and Jewish businesses.   
And there is no mass public outcry.  In fact the only crying in the streets has been to kill the Jews.  In France.  In 2014.
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Charlie Haden and Chet Baker
Silence


Charlie Haden & Keith Jarrett
Goodbye

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DHS Chief Confirms Obama Admin Anticipated Surge In Illegal Immigrants Since January


Can we call it Treason yet?
DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson confirmed Thursday that the Obama administration in January anticipated a surge of some 60,000 illegal children crossing the Southwest Border. So far, only two cases among the flood of illegal immigrants this year raised concerns that terrorists were entering the United States, Johnson said during remarks to a security conference. 
Johnson recalled visiting a detention center in Brownsville, Texas, in January where 82 percent of a group of 995 detainees were from 30 different countries, most from Central America. The rest were Mexicans. 
“It was apparent to me then that the Rio Grand valley sector of the Southwest border needed to be an area of particular concern,” Johnson said during remarks at the Aspen Security Forum. 
“In January, in our budget process, we estimated that we were going to have 60,000 unaccompanied kids coming in,” he said, noting that resources for the influx were “ramped up.”
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Media Silent as Muslims Ethnically Cleanse 60,000 Christians in Philippines


From Sharia Unveiled:
When thousands of Muslims become refugees, then you can’t get the media to shut up about it for weeks. Thousands of Muslim migrants invading Burma became “refugees” and the media has spent the better part of a year ranting about how evil the Buddhists are. 
But when Muslim terrorists attack a Christian city creating tens of thousands of refugees, you couldn’t pay the media to cover the story, whether it’s in Syria, Egypt or closer to home in the Philippines. 
Philippine troops have started to battle their way into coastal villages in the south where Muslim rebels have held scores of residents hostage in a six-day standoff, sparking fierce clashes that have killed 56 people and displaced more than 60,000 Christians, officials said Saturday. 
President Benigno Aquino III said more firefights were expected but assured more than 62,000 displaced villagers being sheltered at a sports complex in Zamboanga city that the rebels’ capability to sow trouble has been degraded and the government was working to end the crisis soon. 
Zamboanga is the 6th largest city in the country and 3/4 Christian and an obvious target for the MNLF Muslim terrorists (who are of course denying responsibility and blaming a rogue leader). 
It’s an obvious target because of its central influence in Mindanao. It’s the city that Muslims want. And it’s likely that the MNLF is finding shelter in the Muslim parts of the city.
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Racist Republicans Launch Ad Campaign Against Obama - Depicted As Monkey Eating a Banana


Did I say, "Racist Republicans"?

I meant Russians.

I'm so sorry:
Pro-Russian signs in Lysva, Russia show Obama chomping on a banana. One sign says “Baran (sheep) Obama, keep your hooves off Ukraine.” Another sign shows Obama with a “Ukraine” banana and says “Don’t choke on it!”
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CAIR AND ISNA In Miami: "We are Hamas!"


From the mouth of the enemy on Sunday, July 20, 2014:


What they screamed (commentary on the chant in red):
“The martyr is God’s love.” This encourages one to die while committing Jihad — it is a celebration of terror attacks including suicide bombings.

“Khaybar, Khaybar Oh, Jew. Muhammad’s army will return.” This refers to a seventh-century massacre in which Muhammad’s army attacked the Jewish community of Khaybar in the Arabian Peninsula. The Jewish males who surrendered were beheaded; Muhammad and his soldiers then divided the women, children, and property. Islamists today routinely invoke this battle as a rallying cry to attack Jews.

“We are Hamas!” openly confirming support for a group officially designated a terrorist organization by the United States, the European Union, Japan, Jordan, and Egypt.

“We are Jihad!” thereby calling for holy war.

“Hamas kicked your ass.” That makes for an interesting contradiction: While claiming Gazans are being massacred, the group also claims to have defeated the Israel Defense Forces. Which is it?
Why are CAIR and ISNA even allowed to be here on our home soil? Both organizations are sworn to our destruction.

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The Irresponsible Obama Administration

The word "irresponsible" doesn't begin to describe the Obama regime.

From McClatchy Washington Bureau:
WASHINGTON — Like the rest of the world, the U.S. government appeared to have been taken aback last month when Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, fell to an offensive by jihadis of the Islamic State that triggered the collapse of five Iraqi army divisions and carried the extremists to the threshold of Baghdad.

A review of the record shows, however, that the Obama administration wasn’t surprised at all.

In congressional testimony as far back as November, U.S. diplomats and intelligence officials made clear that the United States had been closely tracking the al Qaida spinoff since 2012, when it enlarged its operations from Iraq to civil war-torn Syria, seized an oil-rich province there and signed up thousands of foreign fighters who’d infiltrated Syria through NATO ally Turkey.

The testimony, which received little news media attention at the time, also showed that Obama administration officials were well aware of the group’s declared intention to turn its Syrian sanctuary into a springboard from which it would send men and materiel back into Iraq and unleash waves of suicide bombings there. And they knew that the Iraqi security forces couldn’t handle it.

[...]

Defense Department officials say they might not complete work on proposed options for U.S. actions until the middle of August, a lifetime in a region where every day brings word of another town or village falling to the Islamic State. Some lawmakers and experts say the delay borders on diplomatic malpractice....
How can anyone say that Obama is a great President?

He's ruined America domestically for the foreseeable future.

His foreign policy is one of promoting the march of Islamomania.

What will it take to make the vast majority of Americans turn on him?

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Mindanao’s only Christian municipality does not want to be part of Islamic region

The Muslims Are Restless
The peace agreement between the government and Muslim guerrillas provides for the creation of an autonomous region, to be governed under Islamic rules. Wao, the only municipality with Christian majority, wants out. 
"We respect their culture and desire for freedom lived, but want to stay out. The government should list to us." Manila (AsiaNews/CBCP) - The only Christian municipality in the province with a Muslim majority in Mindanao "wants a local government under the direct control of the central government," said Elvino Balicao Jr., a Christian and mayor of Wao, a town of some 50,000 people in Lanao del Sur. 
"We prefer to stay out of Bangsamoro, although we support the right to self-determination of local Muslims. I hope Manila will listen to us before there are problems." 
The area is close to Islamic provinces that - after the recent peace agreements - set up a local government based on Muslim principles. Bangsamoro is a historical region within the Philippines with a predominantly Muslim population, that has been affected by decades of civil war between the central government and Moro guerrillas (a Muslim ethnic group that inspired the first guerrilla war for independence) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), which first sought independence and later settled for broad autonomy. 
The 2012 peace agreement provided for the region to become an autonomous entity within the Philippines. Wao is the only Christian predominantly municipality where Muslims constitute only 17 per cent of the population. 
"We respect their culture and we lived with them in peace, side by side, since time immemorial," Mayor Balicao said, "but my people would prefer to live and practice their faith, pursuing their own culture, outside of an Islamic government autonomous". 
He was referring to the restrictions Islam imposes on its believers, which far too often are enforced on non-Muslims. "Let me be clear," the mayor said. 
"We are not opposed to their will. However, like on 27 March 2014 [when the agreement establishing Bangsamoro was signed], we have demonstrated peacefully and call on Manila to listen to our voice."
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Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto in E Minor II: Andante

Julia Fischer, Violin

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Miles Davis
Human Nature



Jojo

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Aboriginal inmates in Australia converting to Islam

And the imams supposedly trying to curb this won't be honest about the influence:
Australia's spy agency has been enlisted to help crack down on radicalisation in jails after revelations Aboriginal prisoners are converting to Islam and risk becoming extremists.

Sheikhs and imams are being brought into prisons to deliver de-radicalisation messages during Friday prayers, but two prominent Sydney sheikhs have told a high-level forum that chaplaincy services are grossly under-funded and prison converts are misinterpreting the religion.

A small but high-risk group of radicals are causing concern to Corrective Services NSW and it is believed recruitment to Islam is active, particularly among Aboriginal inmates.

Sheikh Omar Habbouche, who has worked with inmates and prison chaplains, says faith is a powerful tool in the reformation of prisoners but the lack of Muslim chaplaincy services in NSW means prison converts are misinterpreting Islam.
Yes, please tell us more taqqiya, why don't you. The Koran and its verses are the influence, and those imams should know it better than anyone else, so there's no misinterpretation at all. It's terrible the Aboriginal community in Australia is falling for such a repulsive religion.
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ISIS Orders Women To Undergo Genital Mutilation

Islamic Medicine, Insh'allah

From Big Peace:
(AFP) -- Jihadists in Iraq have ordered that all women between the ages of 11 and 46 undergo female genital mutilation, a UN official said Thursday. 
"It is a fatwa (or religious edict) of ISIS, we learnt this this morning," said Jacqueline Badcock, the number two UN official in Iraq. 
She was referring to the Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) which took over large swathes of the country last month.
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This Week On The Gathering Storm

Listen to The Gathering Storm Radio Show, hosted by WC and Always On Watch.

The show broadcasts live for 30 minutes every Friday beginning at noon, Pacific Time.

The call-in number is 646-915-9870. Callers welcome!

Our scheduled guest this week is IQ al Rassooli.

Listen to the July 25, 2014 edition of The Gathering Storm Radio Show, live or later, by CLICKING HERE.

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Another Disappeared Airliner

From Yahoo News:
Algiers (AFP) - Air Algerie said Thursday it had lost contact with one of its passenger aircraft nearly an hour after takeoff from Burkina Faso bound for Algiers.

A company source told AFP that the missing aircraft was a McDonnell Douglas DC-9 and that some 110 people of various nationalities are listed as being on board the flight.

The source said contact with the aircraft was lost while it was still in Malian airspace approaching the border with Algeria.

Despite international military intervention still under way, the situation remains unstable in northern Mali, which was seized by jihadist groups for several months in 2012....
BTW, whatever happened to Malaysia Flight 370? Any definitive answer?

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"... in what might be the largest scientific fraud ever uncovered, NASA and the NOAA have been caught red-handed altering historical temperature data..."

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July 10 2014

It has been a strange and sad two weeks.

On the same day two weeks ago today one young friend died. A 24 year old man I had known since the day he was born. Of an accidental self inflicted gun shot.

I've been good friends with his folks for 37 years.

They have been devastated but actually found some consolation when the official ruling was accidental gun shot and not suicide.

The other was 31 and my boss until a few weeks ago.

Gave away everything he had. Never told his family he had quit his job. Closed out all his accounts paid his bills off.

Left a note.

And walked away from home.

It is believed we at work were the last to see/speak to him before he disappeared.

As though he stopped in that very day to say goodbye.

His family is hopeful...

But it's telling they are searching the mountains lakes and wooded areas around here...

...if they really believed he left just to start over somewhere else.

 
There's no one in town I know
You gave us some place to go.
I never said thank you for that.
I thought I might get one more chance.
What would you think of me now,
so lucky, so strong, so proud?
I never said thank you for that,
now I'll never have a chance.
May angels lead you in.
Hear you me my friends.
On sleepless roads the sleepless go.
May angels lead you in.
So what would you think of me now,
so lucky, so strong, so proud?
I never said thank you for that,
now I'll never have a chance.
May angels lead you in.
Hear you me my friends.
On sleepless roads the sleepless go.
May angels lead you in.
May angels lead you in.
May angels lead you in.
And if you were with me tonight,
I'd sing to you just one more time.
A song for a heart so big,
god wouldn't let it live.
May angels lead you in.
Hear you me my friends.
On sleepless roads the sleepless go.
May angels lead you in.
May angels lead you in.
Hear you me my friends.
On sleepless roads the sleepless go.
May angels lead you in.
May angels lead you in.

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A New Series of Counterjihad Interviews With Elsa Schieder

Back in 2012 and 2013, Elsa Schieder released a series of interviews with some of the most important figures of the counterjihad movement, including Bill Warner, Robert Spencer, Nicolai Sennels, Andy Miller, and Mark Durie. The interviews were personal, revealing and inspiring.

Elsa is releasing a new series of interviews this month. To get access to these interviews, register here (it's free): Personal Journeys Toward Difficult Truths. You'll see a small registration form in the right sidebar.

The first set of interviews in the new series will become available July 28th. Elsa will post four interviews, one per day, from Monday to Thursday, at 8 pm EST. Each interview will be available for free for 48 hours. She will send a link to each interview to everyone who registers when it is released.

There will be another set of interviews in August, and the series could keep going. "The core focus of the interviews," says Elsa, "is activism." Here's what she says about the idea behind these interviews:

We start with ethics, with caring, with a sense of right and wrong.

But what do we do? A few people instantly become activists the moment they feel something is wrong. Far more of us are confused, uncertain, hesitant. We don't know what to do, what might work. We aren't sure what is real. Or we try things, but see that we're not getting our message through to people. Or we wish we knew how to do more.

Each month, I'll interview one "big name" person — someone widely known.

The other people are what I term "local heroes" — people who have found ways of reaching others in a smaller way.

This month the big name is Robert Spencer of JihadWatch, which has a worldwide reach. On top of that, he's published 13 books, including two New York Times bestsellers. His most recent book is Arab Winter Comes to America: The Truth About the War We’re In.

Then there's Rabbi Jonathan Hausman, of the Hausman Memorial Speakers Series. He's put his job on the line, by hosting, at the synagogue where he's the rabbi, a speaker series that includes Robert Spencer, Allen West … and even Geert Wilders of Fitna fame.

There's also Narain Kataria, who as a teenager experienced the partition of India. Over 1,000,000 Hindu and Sikh deaths. Now he aims to educate about the menace of terrorism all over the world — through the Indian American Intellectuals Forum, the Human Rights Coalition against Radical Islam, and more. Most of his activism has taken place after retirement — quite a common occurrence.

And who will be fourth?

It could be Chris Logan, of North American Infidels. He's a 12-year veteran of this war most people in the West refuse to recognize is happening. It could be Alexandra Belaire (Canada) or Daniel Scot (Australia) or Meir Weinstein (Canada) or Andrew Harrod (United States). It might even be Tamar Yonah, program director and talk show host at Israel National Radio. She's living "in the eye of the storm," Israel. Or it may well be Meir Weinstein (Canada), who has been organizing people to confront, for example, in pro-Hamas anti-Israel rallies.

In August, the "big name" person will be the remarkable Bill Warner, who has a PhD in Physics, but has dedicated himself to counter-jihad since 9/11.

Register here to get the link to the interviews.
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Humpday Blues

Joe Bonamassa
Blues Deluxe


& Jack Bruce
Midnight Blues


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Howard Stern: "If You're Anti-Israel, You're Anti-America - Israel is the Only Democracy Over There"

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Slott's ambiguity (and Brevoort's too)

More know-it-all sainthood from Dan Slott, which begins with a Q&A on Tom Brevoort's site:
Peter Parker has been said to be ambiguously Jewish. Why would you let Slott force him to team up with a member of the faith that seeks to destroy Jews and all "infidels?"

Careful, anonymous sir, your racism is showing!
As usual, it's just like Brevoort to make no distinctions whatsoever between race and religion. Sigh, I hesitate to think what kind of educational institute he studied in. I don't know if Slott intends to team Spidey up with an Islamist (though I wouldn't put it past him to plan that now), but the poster who wrote that query is somebody whom I want to thank for raising the topic. I guess in the mind of Brevoort/Slott, defending Jews from Islamofascism is reprehensible? Very sad. I do know that a decade ago, Paul Jenkins wrote a story using a morally equivalent depiction of Muslims, where Spidey had to rescue a PLO operative from Dr. Octopus. I wonder if that's what the poster really meant?

Anyway, here's some tweets Slott wrote in followup:


Alas, yes, he is. It's not clear if he's truly proud of his racial background. It's less clear if he even likes his community's founding religion, Judaism. Where does he even stand on Hamas, who launched rockets galore at Jewish neighborhoods, even around my vicinity in Israel, and murdered three yeshiva students? Where does he stand on a Muslim cabbie who murdered a 19-year-old woman? Come to think of it, what does he think of all the Islamofascists in France and other parts of Europe who terrorized Jews and worse, murdered their victims? Ambiguity indeed.

It's only in the minds of the worst ignoramuses that Muslims couldn't possibly turn against Jews and commit taqqiya, as he's doing himself now (H/T: New English Review). It's only in the minds of such ignos that we shouldn't look at such Satanic Verses, as Salman Rushdie called them, as the repellent declarations they are against Jews and Christians. And it's only in said minds that an apostate from Islam couldn't possibly know what the religion he/she left is like.

But it will be soon, and in a bad way. Don't underestimate what Slott/Brevoort could have in mind now.
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IRS Chief Confirms Investigators Have Found Backup Tapes Of Lerner’s Emails, Previously Testified They Didn’t Exist


From Fox News:
The head of the IRS confirmed Wednesday that investigators looking into missing emails from ex-agency official Lois Lerner have found and are reviewing “backup tapes” — despite earlier IRS claims that the tapes had been recycled. 
IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, testifying before a House oversight subcommittee, stressed that he does not know “how they found them” or “whether there’s anything on them or not.” 
But he said the inspector general’s office advised him they are reviewing tapes to see if they contain any “recoverable” material. 
The revelation is significant because the IRS claimed, when the agency first told Congress about the missing emails, that backup tapes “no longer exist because they have been recycled.” It is unclear whether the tapes in IG custody contain any Lerner emails, but Koskinen said investigators are now checking.
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Gawker (Liberal Online Magazine): "Israel Should Be Moved To Germany"


So offensive.

It's like telling a woman she should go move into the home of her rapist.

What is with these people?

From Gawker:
Israel and Palestine are warring again. Civilians are dying again. Families are losing their homes, and chaos persists. Again. This would not be happening if Israel were located somewhere that makes more sense: in Germany. 
No matter where you stand in the “Israelis vs. Palestinians” political arguments—in which both sides are hopelessly entrenched and unmoving—it seems fair to acknowledge that there are some fundamental problems with the location of the nation of Israel. 
For one thing, it was carved out of land already occupied by someone else. Whether or not you think Israel was justified in carving itself a nation out of Palestine, you must admit that the act of doing so was bound to cause some resentment. 
And, indeed, it did. It caused a lot of resentment, and anger. Emotions that still exist today. And which have fueled a more or less constant state of war against Israel since Israel was created.  
So the establishment of Israel, regarded by many as a towering achievement of historic justice, will forever be tainted by the fact that it was established by taking land from people who had done nothing wrong. That act laid the groundwork for the nonstop conflict that continues to this day. 
Some will say that Israel had to be located where it is now, because of the “Holy Land” and all that. Well, sorry—a mystical and empirically unjustified belief in the “holiness” of some particular place is not a reason to march in and take it from someone else, by force. Grow up. It may be a bit late to move Israel to Germany now. 
But when you consider the prospect of another seven decades of war over that little sliver of land, the idea does not sound so bad. Germany would still acquiesce to it, if the demand was made before the last Nazis die out. It’s really the very least that they could do.
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IRS Commisioner Koksukinen Has His Ass Handed To Him By Trey Gowdy

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Ways & Means Committee: We've Learned From Interviews that Lois Lerner's Hard Drive Was "Scratched," But Internal IRS IT Experts Thought The Data Was Recoverable

Koksukinen: "Heh. Didn't I Tell You That?"

From Ace:
Despite early refusals to make available IT professionals who worked on Lois Lerner’s computer, Ways and Means Committee investigators have now learned from interviews that the hard drive of former IRS Exempt Organizations Director Lois Lerner was "scratched," but data was recoverable. 
In fact, in-house professionals at the IRS recommended the Agency seek outside assistance in recovering the data. That information conflicts with a July 18, 2014 court filing by the Agency, which stated the data on the hard drive was unrecoverable -- including multiple years' worth of missing emails. 
"It is unbelievable that we cannot get a simple, straight answer from the IRS about this hard drive," said Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI). "The Committee was told no data was recoverable and the physical drive was recycled and potentially shredded. To now learn that the hard drive was only scratched, yet the IRS refused to utilize outside experts to recover the data, raises more questions about potential criminal wrong doing at the IRS."

Washington Post collected six questions from IT professionals they'd like to ask about this "crashed" hard drive.
1.) What happened to the IRS’s IT asset managers who appear to have disappeared at a key juncture? 
Ordering the destruction of a hard drive and documenting that process would be handled by trained, certified IT asset managers, according to IAITAM. But the group's records show that at least three IRS IT asset managers were shuffled out of their positions around the time of the May 2013 inspector general's report that detailed the agency’s targeting practices. 
IAITAM said investigators need to "determine if these in-house IT asset managers were removed from the picture as the IRS email investigation heated up." 
2.) Where is the documentation to prove that the IRS wiped or destroyed Lois Lerner’s hard drive? 
So far, we only have the word of IRS officials. IAITAM said its standards call for clear proof and records of destruction when drives are wiped or eliminated."“Until that documentation is provided, the hard drives should be considered lost, not destroyed," Rembiesa said. 
3.) Were the drives destroyed by an outside vendor or firm? If so, by who, and can they verify the destruction? 
Hiring a specialized firm to destroy IT assets is not unusual for federal agencies, according to IAITAM. If the IRS used this method to destroy Lerner’s hard drive, there would be an additional layer of documentation to show that the action took place, the group said.
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6.) Where are Lois Lerner’s Blackberry e-mails? 
IAITAM said investigators need to determine whether the IRS’s Blackberry communications are secure and what is on the "enterprise server." 
"It is difficult to imagine that none of the emails in question were done on a mobile basis," Rembiesa said. "If so, there may be a freestanding stream of email records that would not be impacted by the Lerner hard drive loss."
GO READ THE WHOLE THING.
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Feds: 96% Of The 45,157 Illegal Immigrant Children Processed So Far Have Been Released Inside The United States


From CNS:
A spokesperson for the Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Administration of Children and Families (ACF) said 96 percent of the 45,157 unaccompanied alien children who were in the custody of HHS’ Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) have been “discharged” to a “sponsor” in the United States. 
Kenneth Wolfe, deputy director for the Office of Public Affairs at ACF, told CNSNews.com on Friday that in 2014 (through the month of June), 96 percent of the 45,157 children — or 43,341 of them — who were transferred from the custody of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to the ORR have been placed with sponsors inside the United States, including with family members. 
“Over half of the sponsors are parents of the child,” Wolfe said, citing the percentage of children with this placement status at 55 percent. As reported earlier by CNSNews.com, some of the families that are receiving these children aliens are themselves in the country illegally.
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Pat Condell: "Why Do You Think There Are No Bomb Shelters in Gaza?"

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

FAA Says No More US Flights To Israel

I Will Use The Power of Federal Agencies 
To Grind Them Into Dust

Another victory for Allah the Totally Gay:
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Aviation Administration told U.S. airlines Tuesday they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel for 24 hours following a Hamas rocket explosion nearby. 
The ban began 12:15 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, the agency said in a statement. 
"Due to the potentially hazardous situation created by the armed conflict in Israel and Gaza, all flight operations to/from Ben Gurion International Airport by U.S. operators are prohibited until further advised," the FAA said in its notice to airlines. 
The rocket strike landed about 1 mile from the airport, the agency said. 
The notice applies only to U.S. airlines since the FAA has no authority over carriers from other nations.
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German Police Order Protesters To Stop Chanting “Gas The Jews” At Anti-Israel Rallies


From the International Business Times:
Berlin authorities have ordered pro-Gaza demonstrators to stop chanting anti-semitic messages, after protesters were reportedly heard shouting ‘Gas the Jews’. 
Sizeable anti-Israel rallies have been held in the German capital, with people taking to the streets allegedly chanting anti-semitic slogans. 
Some of the demonstrations are said to be organised by Muslim immigrants and neo-Nazi groups. 
The Berlin authorities are also investigating anti-semitic behaviour by a radical Imam in the city, after a video uploaded by Israeli daily Haaretz showed an Imam calling for the obliteration of Jews, telling his followers to “kill them to the very last one”. 
Condemning the anti-semitism, Dieter Graumann, president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, was quoted by AFP as saying: 
“We are currently experiencing in this country an explosion of evil and violent hatred of Jews, which shocks and dismays all of us. 
“We would never in our lives have thought it possible anymore [that] those anti-Semitic views of the nastiest and most primitive kind can be chanted on German streets.
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WAIT, WTF?, Part 2

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Dem Sen. Chris Murphy Attacks Israel For Endangering U.S. National Security With Civilian Deaths In Gaza


From Politico:
Sen. Chris Murphy on Tuesday said the substantial number of Palestinian civilians killed in Gaza could endanger U.S. national security. Appearing on MSNBC, the Connecticut Democrat cited a United Nations report that an estimated 75 percent of Palestinian casualties have been civilians, saying the statistic could be used as a recruiting tool for America’s enemies. 
“That is a problem for Israel,” he said. “But it’s a problem for the United States, as well, which is why we have to be so concerned about this. This is bulletin board material, stuff for people that are recruiting folks to the fight against Israel but also against the West in general.” 
The senator also appeared to take a jab at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Murphy expressed pessimism in a long-term peace deal, saying that anything “more substantial” would not come under Israel and Palestine’s current leaders. 
“It’s been clear for a long time that you don’t have the leadership right now — either on the Israeli side or on the Palestinian side — in order to do anything more than that,” he said, referred to an immediate, short-term ceasefire. 
“I think we are in a position of essentially waiting for new leadership on both sides in order to do anything more substantial on the peace process.”
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IBA Friend (Of Ours) Charles Martel Has Trouble Re-Entering the United States

Here is Charles' story:
Due to my considerable stupidity, I recently managed to lock myself out of the US. I went to Florida, and as part of the vacation I planned to travel to Puerto Rico, but then changed to the Dominican Republic. 
Maybe because of that, I left my green card locked in my safety box at home (although I did manage to take my national passport - don't ask why I took one and not the other.) 
Thanks to automatic check-in, nobody noticed I had no way to come back into the country. 
When time came to leave Punta Cana to come back home, I could not board because the airline would not let me do it without the card ... 
After more than a thousand dollars later, which I did not have, and had to borrow, I am back in my beloved US. 
I've lived in this country for 40+ years, on an official visa first, and as a resident later. 
While I was sitting at the hotel in Santo Domingo watching the World Cup and the indescribable mess in the US Southern border, the irony of the situation did not escape me.  
But when I finally managed to get back in the country, legally, I had another surprise. At the annex of hell on earth commonly known as Miami airport, I had another unpleasant surprise. 
Now "residents" are lumped up with all other "visitors." 
In the past citizens and residents were channeled through the same "route," while visitors followed a different procedure. No longer so. 
When close to an hour and a half later I reached the window, I asked the agent about this change. He informed me that about a year ago this change was implemented to guarantee "more efficiency." I chose wise silence over indignation. 
And the new procedure is different indeed. 
First I had to plaster my four right fingers on a screen, then my left thumb, followed by my four left fingers, and then my left thumb. After this they took my picture, and after some rubber stamps on my passport, I was allowed to leave. 
I stopped short of reminding the agent that one of the Boston bombers was a citizen, but again, wisdom and maturity prevailed, as well as my desire go get home. 
love this country, but how far it is from what it was in 1967 ... This is just another Third World country.
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Wait? WTF?


Obama Contemplates His Place Among The Pantheon

A federal appeals court panel in the District struck down a major part of the 2010 health-care law Tuesday, ruling that the tax subsidies that are central to the program may not be provided in at least half of the states. 
The ruling, if upheld, could potentially be more damaging to the law than last month’s Supreme Court decision on contraceptives. 
The three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with plaintiffs who argued that the language of the law barred the government from giving subsidies to people in states that chose not to set up their own insurance marketplaces. 
Twenty-seven states, most with Republican leaders who oppose the law, decided against setting up marketplaces, and another nine states partially opted out. 
The government could request an “en banc” hearing, putting the case before the entire appeals court, and the question ultimately may end up at the Supreme Court. 
But if subsidies for half the states are barred, it represents a potentially crippling blow to the health-care law, which relies on the subsidies to make insurance affordable for millions of low- and middle-income Americans.

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