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In the States we have access to Facebook, but for the most part it is blocked in China. An American will see that as a huge inconvenience but after an extended period in China they may come to appreciate that China's government wants to have a harmonious society. Because rumors can so easily be spread on Facebook, it is blocked. It is very frustrating for a foreigner to not be able to post on social media and display photos for their friends. It takes a long time for the foreigner to come to know, understand and appreciate that the Chinese government has a good reason for trying to protect their citizens from the potential problems caused by social media.
"We've seen from the paleoclimate record that sea level rise of as much as 10 feet (three metres) in a century or two is possible, if the ice sheets fall apart rapidly" said some scientist. And what did he mean but that this has happened before. I think it important that people learn to pay close attention to the wording of allegedly scientific proclamations. It is important to note that far from the 'apocalyptic certainty' portrayed in the media, scientists are making observations, guessing, deducing and forecasting events which are totally not predictable.
Female domestic violence deaths equated with 0.00001% of males between the ages of 25 and 54, whilst the number of children at risk was ten thousand times higher and the number of deaths in one state alone was Nine times higher. When you start quoting statistics like these, you begin to understand the undue influence that the 'fundamentalist and sociopathic feminists' have on society at large. Nothing is placed in perspective. As Bettina Arndt pointed out in her 2007 article, the founder of Britain's first women's refuge claimed that the women's movement was hijacked by women promoting anti-male propaganda.
If activist ideologues are going to paint the male citizenry as 'violent,' then I think it behooves them to be transparent when it comes to the statistics which support their claim. "Why the implied focus on men?" "Can we have the stats on female-to-female violence as well?" "How do the two sets of figures stack up?" What percentage of male-to-female violence is perpetrated by criminals or immigrants holding to the concepts of honor killings? We live in a very politicized era in which activist agendas are basically 'fundamentalist theologies' which appeal to sociopaths -- people who consider their own self-interest the most important aspect of any action and behavior and who completely disregard the possible harm they can cause other people.
We now have a President in the United States who has absolutely no comprehension as to how to deal with tyrants, dictators, bullies, and thugs. Worse -- much worse than that -- is that this President does not know what he does not know. He believes he is a genius, the smartest person in the room. He surrounds himself with sycophants who tell him that he is the smartest person in the room. Yes, history will clear it all up, recording him among the five least competent or qualified of all American presidents. Possibly the least of all.
Pharaoh would not let the facts that were afflicting him to get in the way of his vision of an eternal slave-work force. He had to harden his heart and avoid the reality swirling menacingly around him. It is clear from the verses that after each of the first five plagues, Pharaoh is the one who hardens his own heart. The West cannot at this point let the reality of extreme Islamic terrorism get in the way of their utopian post modernistic view of the world.
Just for the record, the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC), founded in 1970, was created by a grant from the Ford Foundation to be an environmental law firm. Their favorite tactic is to aggressively sue American industry and state governments to force compliance with radical environmental regulations, costing thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in lost revenues. The American Farmland Trust's method of "preserving" family farms is acquisition and control of development rights, essentially controlling the farms and how they operate.
But the sad truth is that Hanukka, like so many things nowadays, has been "dumbed down," stripped of its deeper meaning and ripped from its original context. As a result, there are three central themes of the Hanukka story that have been largely swept aside, even though they speak directly to the period in which we now live. Specifically, these are: battling assimilation, struggling to liberate Judea and Samaria, and longing for a rebuilt Temple.
The perpetrators of Arab/Muslim terrorism, in general, and Palestinian terrorism, in particular, are not "Lone Wolves." They are the by-products of a centuries' old intolerant ideology, supported by educational and religious infrastructures of indoctrination and incitement, operating systematically in kindergartens, schools, universities, mosques and regime-controlled media.
When you read the history of Islam, you find that nothing much has changed since the Prophet moved off the scene. The two opposing camps of Islam that immediately arose thereafter, are still slogging it out today. As the article points out, on one side you have Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates and on the other, Qatar and Turkey. And as one brilliant 'specialist' so accurately pointed out (though not in these direct terms): when Islam is divided theologically and politically, it is impossible to resolve the many crises in the Arab/Muslim world.
If you don't like the Islamic ban on Alcohol, then don't go to Islamic countries. If you don't like the way a country dictatorially controls the actions and beliefs of a people, then also don't go there. Likewise, if peoples from such places cannot accept the social norms of our Western Society, then they should also not come here; and just as it is not permitted to force western values onto any other society including Islamic Society, it is also wrong to force Islamic or other norms onto our Western Societies.
If you ask me to choose between the peace I have in my heart here in China, and the arrogant, purile, angry and vindictive behavior that I see in everyday activities in the West, then I would have to choose China, because the western emotional state is 'NOT HEALTHY - NOT NORMAL' and certainly does not reflect the ideals that Western countries claim to own. We are taught that if we say all the right words we will find ourselves living in a paradise of non-discrimination and loving acceptance of all. In reality however, Western people are filled with various forms of angst and will use any excuse to lash out at anyone who offends them. Look through the comments section on any internet site, be it a blog or mainstream newspaper, and you will see the anger and the hatred, the lack of respect and the cynicism, the intolerance for anyone who in some way or another offends my concept of MY HUMAN RIGHTS.
Christine Stewart (Former Canadian Minister of the Environment) said: "No matter if the science of global warming is all phony...climate change provides the greatest opportunity to bring about justice and equality in the world." Timothy Wirth (President, UN Foundation) and former official of the Clinton Administration said: "We've got to ride this global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing in terms of economic and environmental policy." Paul Watson (Co-Founder of Green Peace) said: "It doesn't matter what is true. It only matters what people believe is true." Fear of over population is the central driving force behind nearly every Sustainable policy initiative. The fact is, in developed nations population is actually going down. The only real growth in the US population in recent years has been from immigration, legal or otherwise.
I am not trying to imply that nothing positive has been achieved in Afghanistan. Many schools have been opened. Girls are free to go to school and more than a million do. Kabul University has been partially rebuilt and is back in business. Some roads and bridges have been built and others repaired. Some of what has been done will continue and some may not be sustainable. However, what I believe must be said, is that both the international community and the Afghan government have failed to lift Afghanistan out of its pre-2001 broken condition.
"Anyone with a little intellect knew that the appointment was a farce but farce is standard fare for the U.N." In United Nations Rising Hypocrisy I wrote: "It seems rather strange that the United Nations staff fear for their lives, when in Palestine at least, the United Nations (and the rest of the world so it seems), thinks that all the problems, violence and poverty in Palestine are caused solely by Israel, and that Palestinian 'soldiers' are brave freedom fighters." In 2005 whilst studying in Wuhan City China, I was talking with a group of Muslims from Middle Eastern countries and I asked them what would happen if Israel agreed to all the demands placed on it. They burst out laughing and said: 'There would be no Israel!'
America is becoming desensitized to jihadi terrorism and that is unfortunate. Islamic Jihad is becoming a customary part of our everyday lives. What is frightening about the homegrown terrorism that we've been seeing the last few years is that those terrorists--or would be suicide bombers--seem to be normal Americans. Loewen lived in a quiet, middle class, suburban neighborhood in a modest, one-story ranch-style home. In the local newspaper The Wichita Eagle, his neighbors described him as "normal:"
One book that came to our attention is called 'Insula - Island of Hope'. It is a collection of stories written by Latvians who spent time in a refugee camp in Germany. Ventis and John Plume were born in Latvia prior to World War II, to a forest ranger and his wife. The Soviet regime in 1941 had their father listed for deportation to Siberia.
Cal Thomas, whose column is syndicated in 550 American newspapers and whose voice is heard on more than 300 American talk shows, wrote in USA Today last week: "President Obama should order the release of Jonathan Pollard, who is serving a life sentence for spying in the US on behalf of Israel." "If everyone who spied on us and we on them went to prison, no one would have any spies left," he wrote.
When it comes to the art of lying--it's no contest: liberals are the undisputed champs, the most accomplished and resilient liars to participate in the political life of the republic. How do I know this? Indeed, how does one quantify such a thing? Even after one cites all the whoppers told by the Obama administration, and they are legion, the liberal opposition could probably argue convincingly that Conservatives are at least as disingenuous
I used to live surrounded by political propaganda in a country where brainwashing of the population was the principal survival preoccupation of the government.. True democracy not only requires freedom of expression and accountability, it needs them for self-preservation! Silence, apathy and false political correctness are disrespectful and mortally dangerous to democracy!
A kid is a kid is a kid, no matter what the ethnic, financial or family background is, but they all have something in common; they are all influenced by their parents example and by whatever they're taught! I pray the story is the focus. I pray the story effects the readers in a positive manner. I pray the story is helpful to those that it relates to and mostly I pray that the message of "Daddy Loves You" gets the recognition it deserves. God knows I wish I had an answer for all the lost, lonely and angry guys out there. Something which I also took from your book "Daddy Loves You", is that the process of reconciliation does not always work out quite as we would like it to.
Life is too short to spend bemoaning all the opportunities missed; all the injustices done you and all the mistakes you intentionally or inadvertently made. Life is also too short to spend your time trying to justify yourself to people who only want to find fault in you. If and when you have an opportunity to restore a relationship then you should do so. But - When you keep suffering because of certain people or certain behaviors, it is time to board the train and go see the sights elsewhere - and leave your baggage back at the train station.
I have come to the decision that the only thing I can do is take a page out of Comrade Google's 'Little Red Book' and say: 'Screw You!' Comrade Google didn't like the way the Communist Government of China kept changing the rules. Comrade Google would not submit to a 'totalitarian authority'. Comrade Google decided to pull up stakes and leave. Is there a lesson to be learned in that?
Whether American's like it or not, the United States of America is not God's arm of judgment or arbiter of the world's problems. That is what the United Nations is supposed to be about. Egypt is not America, Syria is not America, Iran is not America, and their peoples don't have the same history, beliefs or opinions that are generally shared and taken for granted in the USA. The western world needs to reclaim some lost commonsense. It needs to starting finding balance. It needs to begin assessing situations in a logical and realistic way rather than react to situations on the basis of a man-made (devoid of any god including Allah), 'anti-evolutionary' (survival of the fittest), feel-good (self-righteous) ideology.
Not only were these "green companies" the recipients of outright taxpayer loans which many will never repay, they were also on the receiving end of tax breaks and subsidies designed to give them an edge. Many European countries have embraced alternative energy at the behest of their left leaning governments and the citizens are now suffering as a result. Some households in the UK have to make a choice between buying food or paying their electric bill.
Americas press is under an insidious assault by the government using the guise of protecting "national security." Shocking revelations of seizing phone records and other privileged communications of the Associated Press by Eric holders Justice Department, sparked alarm last week by even stalwart Democrats like Congressman Jerrold Nadler of New York, who said: "I am quite concerned by the appearance of overreach by the Justice Department in its pursuit of records from the Associated Press." In a key part of his statement he finished up with: We must also examine the use of the Espionage Act to criminalize whistle blowers and leaks. While the government has a legitimate need for secrecy -- especially to protect the lives of operatives abroad -- the aggressive use of this powerful law in recent years needs to be reviewed to ensure that its use is appropriate and not a hindrance to journalistic freedom or the free flow of ideas and information."
As Barack Obama systematically grabs power for himself and tramples on the First, Second, and Tenth Amendments to our Constitution -- a document with which naturalized citizens, sadly, are far more familiar than the vast majority of their native-born counterparts -- there appears to be only two general reactions. There are those who cheer him on, the most visible of whom can be found in the "mainstream" news media and the entertainment industry, and those who simply shrug and say, each in his own way, "So what?" It is only a small minority of Americans who seem to be recognizing the danger and raising their voices in protest.
You may draw what conclusions you will from these events and this commentary, but the fact remains, that 'Guns' are not responsible for violence - people are! Those who seek to kill, will use whatever is most readily at hand to accomplish the act. The question that should be addressed is WHY there is so much violence NOW in this day and age.
America's insatiable desire to get high, has kept our prisons full. Many of those incarcerated, abused drugs or alcohol; which may have accounted for the criminal behavior that landed them in prison...Perhaps they were involved in the sale and marketing of drugs, or were themselves the end users. The cost of addiction to our society can't even be measured in dollars alone. What bad decisions do addictions cause when judgment is impaired? How many families are shattered? Careers and reputations ruined? Accidental deaths and overdose?
I see that insurance premiums are going to skyrocket under you. It's those coverage mandates you put in place -- they're the culprit. According to a congressional report by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, some premiums are set to rise in every state. Yes, every state. And not by small amounts. In many states, they're primed to go up by more than 50 percent; in others, by more than 100 percent. And it's all due to changes you've introduced. This despite your claim that your law would "cut the cost of a typical family's premium by up to $2,500 a year." That sure isn't working out, is it?
Russell's book states that it wasn't our fearless forefathers that set the tone for our democratic republic (national leaders following the populace's wishes) but the rabble in the streets. Or, in some cases, just plain non-rabble-rousing folk like you and me. What first leaped off the page for me was Russell's statements that, while slavery was an awful institution, it represented a period in which the blacks were at least minimally cared for and did not need to be out there every day trying to earn a living. As must most Americans today.
For Jews like Gorenberg, who have repudiated Zionism and instead have come to the conclusion that Judaism is acceptable only so far as it doesn't intrude upon Arab Muslims and Islam's expansionist ideals, there is no future for Jews in Israel when there are Arab Muslims denying them that future. Jews like Gorenberg have less direction than even the stragglers murdered by the Amalekites: at least the stragglers were heading into the land of Israel, Gorenberg and his timid lot are heading out of the land of Israel. These noetic grasshoppers are not trying to reclaim the ancient Jewish identity--they are attempting to erase it.
"If we don't overthrown capitalism, we don't have a chance of saving the world ecologically. I think it is possible to have an ecology sound society under socialism. I don't think it's possible under capitalism." -- Judi Bari... "What is occurring here, not just in Doha, but in the whole climate change process, is the complete transformation of the economic structure of the world."... "The only hope for the world is to make sure there is not another United States. We can't let other countries have the same number of cars, the amount of industrialization we have In the US. We have to stop these Third World countries right where they are." -- Michael Oppenheimer
The subjects who watched more television than the other children and teenagers were more likely to have a criminal conviction and were also more likely to exhibit antisocial personality traits in adulthood. One can take away the weapon of first choice, but that does not prevent violence, especially the violence perpetrated by those with criminal or antisocial personalities. The report listed above shows that some people 'are more likely' to become criminals than others but television surely cannot be totally to blame for antisocial and criminal behavior. It is not a mature society that produces many times over, people whose response to hurt, rejection and anger is to run amok killing innocent people going about their daily lives. Proverbs 22:6 says: Train up a child in the way he should go, and even when he is old, he will not depart from it. Who is training our children up?
There should be a proviso, that to be a Senator one must be apolitical. Being apolitical and not belonging to any political party, this person does not owe any loyalty that could in some way influence their thinking. In other words, they do not owe any debt to the people who sent them before a panel to be chosen as a Senator.
How many people abroad know that the Jewish presence in Hebron dates back more than 3,000 years? Or that "settlements" such as Neve Ya'akov and Kfar Etzion were created during the British Mandatory period even before the State of Israel was founded? Centuries before the invention of Islam, King David was born in Bethlehem, Amos prophesied in Tekoa and Judah the Maccabee fought at Beit Horon. And 1,800 years before the PLO was established, Jews at Beitar were battling the Romans.
There is a fine line between liberalism and the leftist political ideologies that are focused on undermining Western society. They do not want to accept that Socialist ideology has failed. They deny the horrors it brought to the peoples of the Soviet Union and other socialist countries, including North Korea . Nevertheless, in spite of a deep irreconcilable ideological gap, they are eagerly joining forces with fascist and Arab terrorists against the only democracy in the Middle East - Israel.
Sarah Nachshon, the wife of the painter Baruch Nachshon, told of the struggles of the beginnings of settlement in Kiryat Arba-Hebron. The couple came to Hebron upon the recommendation of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, who told them to live in the City of the Patriarchs, specifically. When their first son was born, Sarah led the subterfuge that enabled her to have her son's brit milah - to bring him into the covenant of Abraham - in the Cave of Machpelah. When their second infant son died in a tragic case of crib death Nachshon decided to bury him in the ancient Jewish cemetery of Hebron. The Defense Minister absolutely refused. Nachshon came to the cemetery with her dead infant and with a large crowd following her. The military commander there could not halt the funeral procession and the burial in the cemetery. Nachshon's infant was the first of the Jews to be buried in the ancient cemetery in modern times.
Brown and Mitt Romney, both headquartered in Massachusetts, used the same political playbook as they waged their campaigns. Both of them seemed hesitant to answer back attacks waged on them and never took advantage of clear targets when it came to their opponents glaring weaknesses. Brown pulled punches with Elizabeth Warren, by not aggressively going to the source, legally, on how she received her positions in govt/universities by claiming to be a Native American. Clearly, a fraudulent abuse of federal/state affirmative action laws, as it was found Warren had no legitimate claim for Native American status.
This was in no way any different to the way the church in Bayern (Bavaria) was able to get its people to support Adolf Hitler's NAZI PARTY in the 1930's. So, history is actually repeating itself in Kebec, which already took place in Germany during the Nazi era, and that is exactly where Kebec is today. The final destruction of Kebecois society like that of Germany will not come from the outside, but will come from within.
Senators demanded Brennan explain Obama policy justifying the killing of Americans on foreign soil who they feel could be a threat to America. These killings can be done without a hearing or any semblance of rights Americans are entitled to. Brennan did not have a satisfactory answer for many of the senators, who feel the Obama administration has set itself up as judge jury and executioner. Code Pink has been strangely quiet for the past 4 years of the Obama administration, which exposed their partisan political agenda...Until today, when they got a chance to show their displeasure with Obama policies.
He is really a large man, but barely registers on this mass canvas of hectic and crowded life. What is he thinking? What would he say? Does he yearn for someone to reach out? Would he mind if they were to interrupt? Or is he walking into an earthly purgatory, if not a hell? Briskly he continues, yet the long and unending road ahead almost seems to swallow him up.
They now called themselves nationalists, rather than Nazis to attract new members to their party. Their goals of spreading NAZISM never changed one whit, as they now created the false impression that they were Nationalist, rather than Nazis. So, many misguided youth were drawn to this seemingly Nationalist cause of a Kebec Nation, free from Canada and their oppressors its English-speaking population. But that was a complete fabrication, and was no where near the truth.
We can't let other countries have the same number of cars, the amount of industrialization we have in the US. We have to stop these Third World countries right where they are." Michael Oppenheimer (Environmental Defense Fund). Sustainablists believe it is environmentally correct to leave African natives untouched to live in their mud huts and walk five miles a day to get clean water. That, they believe, is environmentally sound. It was the UN's Brundtland Commission which defined Sustainable Development as, "development that meets the needs of today without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." What's wrong with that? The "needs" the Commission refers to are not human needs, but those of the "planet."
The Ancient Roman and Greek Empires are now but ruins. The British Empire which began to bud with Elizabeth I Rex and came into full bloom in the reign of Queen Victoria, is now reduced to just a 'Commonwealth of Nations'. And the Empire of the United States of America? The U.S. is only 400 years old (depending on how you define 'U.S.') whilst England is 1000 years old. Americans would hardly define themselves (at least as far as world politics goes) as an 'Imperial State' or an empire, but if one did, then surely that too would be very young, perhaps no more than 100 years.
But at the peak, the President and the left, are making a concerted effort to demonize gun ownership and put strict gun controls on law abiding American citizens, which includes women. One left wing news publication in New York even went so far as to publish the names and addresses of legal gun owners in areas of New York, as if to shame them. See NY Journal News exposes gun owners to danger Perhaps they didn't realize when they published these names; they exposed women who were gun owners trying to keep their identities and residences secret in order to evade stalkers. This publication also outed the names and addresses of women judges and police officers, who were legal gun owners
Hagel and Obama ... are looking to take on the US military. They will slash military budgets, they will slash pensions and medical benefits for veterans in order to save a couple dollars and demoralize the military. They will unilaterally disarm the US to the point where America's antiquated nuclear arsenal will become a complete joke.We are in all likelihood going to see a post-American US government squaring off against the first genuinely Jewish Israeli government ever. Non-observant and observant Jews are joining forces and the anti-religious are being left behind.
Followers/True Believes of Mr. Gore, burn with religious fervor as they recite historic temperature variations & green house gas concentrations, proving the earth is headed towards certain destruction due to the burning of fossil fuels. We must repent now! In one fell swoop Mr. Gore has enhanced a fossil-fuel consortium, attempted to beat tax hikes he has advocated that others should pay and empowered an anti-American/anti-Semitic media conglomerate.
Before the movie, a trailer asked everyone to shut off their cell phones as a courtesy to their neighbors. It only later occurred to me that not only was I unarmed, but also in a compromised state to call for help. Next time, the cell phone gets silenced, not turned off, and if I choose to arm myself, I will. If that results in me being turned away from seeing the movie, so be it. I will respect the theatre owner's 4th Avengement right, but I'll be damned if I ever compromise my 2nd Amendment right ever again! Having a posted "gun free zone" only protects the evil doers, and is the equivalent to caging "sheep" in a wolves' den!
Fr. Hasegawa asked me one last favour. He asked if it would be possible for me to meet with the Spanish priest Fr. Pedro Arrupe, who later became Vicar General of the Jesuit Order in Rome, and to carry the news to him of our encounter?
The millions of Israelis who opposed the withdrawal from Gaza do not seek personal vindication for being right. They didn't warn against the withdrawal to advance their careers or make their lives easier. Indeed, their careers were uniformly harmed. They did it because they were patriots. They felt it was their duty to warn their countrymen of the danger, hoping to avert the disaster we now face. They should be listened to now. And their voices should be empowered by those who shunned them, because only by listening to them will we develop the arguments and the legitimacy to do what needs to be done and stop fighting to lose, again and again and again.
Pierre-Elliott Trudeau got Canada to fund the building of the Stade Olympique in Montreal and his friends got all the building contracts. The building of Mirabel Airport was also another one of Pierre-Elliott Trudeau's schemes, where he and his friends got rich on insider info and how to buy the land cheaply from farmers in the area and make a bundle selling it at inflated prices to the federal government of Canada of which he was prime minister.
Effective sanctions require full multilateral cooperation, which is axiomatically unattainable. China and Russia are inherent geo-strategic adversaries of the US that aim at weakening US power projection in the Persian Gulf and throughout the globe. Therefore, they cushion Iran in its struggle against sanctions. They oppose US policy on Iran, maintain security ties with the Ayatollahs and sustain their trade relations with Teheran, as do India, Japan, Turkey and some European countries, irrespective of their supposed support of UN sanction-resolutions.
What is the preferred way to eliminate poverty? Redistribution of wealth. It is the force behind the Occupy Wall Street movement; Agenda 21 and it's Social Justice schemes; nearly every poverty program of the Federal government; and even most charitable poverty programs. These schemes are all the same. Take money from the producers and give it to the non-producers. Yet, as billions of dollars are taken for the "cause" poverty steadily increases. If one truly wants to help eliminate poverty, perhaps it's time to rethink the process. To start, ask the question -- why are some nations (and individuals) wealthy and others are so poor.
Vincent Browne comes of a long line of Irish fools who have chosen Muslim madmen as allies in their fight against the "Brits" and in so doing have felt it would be best to bad-mouth Israel and her Jews just to prove to their terrorist trainers their political mettle. What they have failed to realize is that Israel, long time ago, was invaded and conquered by Muslim "crusaders" just as Ireland, long time ago, was invaded and conquered by the British.
The American spirit has been overwhelmed by the European model of social democracy at home and appeasement and treachery abroad. But all the dependency champions who celebrated on Tuesday night cannot stop the coming storm. The greatest advantage Obama had going into the election was not demography but the fact that the full consequences of his statist economic policies and his pro-jihadist foreign policy have not yet been felt.
"The Balfour Declaration was not an impetuous or sentimental act of the British government, as has been sometimes represented, or a calculated measure of political warfare. It was a deliberate decision of British policy and idealist politics, weighed and reweighed, and adopted only after full consultation with the United States and with other Allied Nations."
"At the hearing we heard from two individuals whose relatives became radicalized and were encouraged to commit jihad. We also heard from noted Islamic expert Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, the Founder and President of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy," stated King. That hearing was followed by three subsequent ones dealing with the threat of Muslim-American Radicalization in U.S. Prisons (Jun. 15, 2011), Recruitment and Radicalization within the Muslim-American Community by Al-Shabaab (Jul. 27, 2011), and a joint-hearing with the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee regarding the threat to military communities inside the United States as well as the threat from radicalized Muslims within our military (Dec. 7, 2011).
The bias in all this, however, was irrefutable. For one, moderator Crowley clearly had no business injecting herself into the debate at all. But she did. Moreover, she knowingly aided and abetted President Obama in lying to his audience. In addition, during the debate she interrupted Romney a total of 28 times, as opposed to nine interruptions of Obama. In all three debates, lifelines were routinely thrown by the moderators to the Democratic candidates. Yet despite all of this, in each case the facts had been on the side of the Republicans. The Democrats, devoid of any genuine rebuttal, were reduced to spin, oratory -- and lies.
'Global Governance advocates focus less on countries like Iran, Cuba, and North Korea than on the United States'. Concerning United Nations bodies, Bolton points out that these United Nations bodies that Fonte talks about, "seek to exploit both international law and domestic U.S. law to limit, constrain, and intimidate the United States and its political and military leaders from robustly defending our national interests abroad ...By threatening U.S. officials with prosecution for alleged war crimes or human rights abuses, asserting jurisdiction over them when they travel abroad, for example, the globalistas seek to impose their version of international law over our own constitutional authorities".
I paid all but $20 off the outstanding amount and then emailed the bank about the ridiculous late fee. They immediately emailed me back with apologies and said they would credit the account. That's when I took a close look at my account and saw that they had charged me interest on my account during the 10 weeks that they had prevented me from MAKING PAYMENTS or paying off the entire debt. That is Highway robbery and akin to tying a soldier's hands behind his back and then court-martialing him for failing to salute an officer. This type of behavior is not permissible in 'Common Law' but then Australian Banks have their catch-all clauses (much like the Government of China) so that they can milk every drop of money out of you that they can. Well of course I sent off another missive but that was like talking to a Communist and then a couple of weeks later I discovered that they hadn't credited my account with the late fee overcharge but had instead charged me $0.37 interest on my outstanding $20 debt. The mind boggles at the deviousness of the Commonwealth Bank. But then again, how else can upper management collect such sinful salaries?
But when it comes to historical revisionism, no one can top Christopher Hitchens. Posing a moral equivalence between the Roman Catholic Church and the police state depicted in George Orwell's 1984. Why is Hitchens straining so mightily to put the Church in the same corner as the fascist regimes of Europe and Soviet Russia, the targets of Orwell's book? When Freud analyzed dreams the first hint of concealment by the ego was something he called 'dream work': a furious attempt by the psyche to insulate itself from painful memories by cloaking them in symbolism. Like a mason who discovers a crack in a foundation and works feverishly to cement over the fissure with trowel and mortar, Hitchens is backfilling to cover up an egregious flaw in his argument against religious faith.
Israel today is facing Islamic terrorists made to believe time and destiny is on their side. No longer fearing the painful retribution once administered to them for incessant aggression, they now depend upon soft jihad; the canard of peace talks and denial of legitimacy to the land, and hard jihad, sustained violence from Gaza and homicide bombings emanating from Judea and Samaria (the West Bank).
55% of the HRC members are Muslim countries, which contribute little to the UN budget, but dominate policy-making. The HRC is formally the guardian of human rights, but its members - e.g., Libya, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Cuba, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uganda, Djibouti, Senegal, Mauritania, Malaysia, Russia and China - deny their peoples fundamental civil liberties. - The HRC heard testimony from a representative of the Assad regime, in formulating one of the resolutions, which denounces Israel for, alleged, violations of human rights on the Golan Heights. At the same time, the Assad regime has already murdered 8,000 Syrian dissidents and rebels, causing tens of thousands of refugees, some seeking asylum in Israel's Golan Heights.
Most infamously, apartheid came into prominence in South Africa with an enactment of laws in 1948 which institutionalized racial discrimination. Unfortunately, the dismantlement of Apartheid in South Africa isn't the end of the story, the practice is endemic throughout many parts of Africa and the Middle East. Let's take quick a tour of the region. Maen Areikat the PLO envoy to the United States remarked unequivocally that Israeli Jews would be removed from such a state.
Today the non-Jewish world dictates to the Jews how Israel should pander to their enemies, and Israel sheepishly obeys. Just as the Jews of Gideon's day were fearful of offending the peoples of other gods, so Israel's present leadership is afraid of offending the non-Jewish world. Today Israel fights her enemies by cover of night, as though Jews should feel ashamed of turning back her enemies from the gate. Gideon may have been afraid of offending "his father's household," but he got the job done: he broke the idols of Baal and cut down the Asherah-tree regardless.
One major target in the crosshairs of this attack is private property ownership and control by individuals. Across the nation reports are pouring in of government land grabs that lock away private land in the name of protecting a sucker fish, or a spotted owl, or a historic site. The results are destroyed industries such as timber, ranching or mining. Valuable and desperately needed natural resources are put out of reach for use. Bauer explains that the root property rights philosophy used in the PRC is based on John Locke's theories of natural property rights. This is the same root used by America's founding fathers, especially Thomas Jefferson, when they created the US constitution. So using such definition as the basis of PRC policy is right in line with imposing Constitutional law through PRC decisions.
Herman Cain has been successfully lynched, on a succession of largely baseless and unproven charges of sexual harassment made by women of questionable character and credibility. Two of four Cain accusers came forward publicly: Sharon Bialek and Karen Krashaar. Bialek, it was revealed, had a history of questionable credibility on personal matters, and Krashaar, a resident of Chicago, where Cain has never lived, just happened to live in the same apartment complex as Obama strategist/propagandist David Axelrod.
I do not mean to imply that there is anything inherently evil in all of the above mentioned causes, or that Muslims or others are actively seeking to subvert the tradition and culture of their new homelands, but when push comes to shove, what will make it possible for such people to 'take over', is that we simply laid down and died in the face of angry and demanding activist groups whose only reason to support every minority issue, is to gain more power for themselves. It occurs to me that a major theme within the book is that the communist revolution was a wonderful ideological event only so long as the pragmatists were in charge of it. When ideologues took charge, everything collapsed.
US and UN sanctions against Iran have been ineffective for 16 years! US sanctions were initially legislated in 1995, and UN Security Council sanctions were initially approved in 2006. They intended to end Iran's nuclear program and its support of Islamic terrorism and to bolster the Iranian opposition. Disengagement from delusions and engagement with realism constitute a prerequisite for averting Iran's nuclearization, which constitutes a clear and present danger to the US, then to NATO, Saudi Arabia and Iraq, as well as to Israel and to global sanity.
As I write this piece, Greece's economy is barely hanging on, with those of Italy and Portugal supposedly set to fall like dominos after it, and the tsunami effect of Europe's rapidly spreading economic woes to soon presumably cross the Atlantic and beyond. In the shallow halls of Congress, according to Real Clear Politics (www.realclearpolitics.com), which currently and deservedly only enjoys a whopping 12.7% approval rate, the so-called "Super Committee" isn't thus far wooing anyone in grandiose expectation to find $1.2 trillion in spending cuts by its November 23rd deadline, and unemployment is over 9% and most likely about double that figure when you add in the unreported numbers of the unemployed who are just underemployed, or who have stopped looking for employment. In astronaut parlance, "Houston, we have a problem!"
Unlike the Tea Party Movement, which is so often now compared to the "Occupy Wall Street" movement, the occupiers blame Wall street for our nation's fiscal woes, while the Tea Partiers blame the government. The left wing, (A.K.A.: "Main Stream") media attempted to demonize Tea Partiers as nearly, or perhaps even not so nearly, seditious. But in the end, despite all their "objective journalistic" efforts, the best they could do was show a few tastelessly worded signs by a small fringe faction, and report on a Congressman being allegedly called a racial slur, which despite all the surrounding video and audio equipment was oddly enough never proven.
When it comes to Bible Chronology, the reality is that no matter who you are and what your theory is, you must at least make some show of following scientific and mathematical methodology when 'demonstrating' where one differs from the 'standard' dates in history. Scientific Methodology requires that every theory and experiment be subjected to repeated testing to verify or prove erroneous, the theory being tested and the results previously obtained. Stating that the History books are wrong because they don't match your chronology 'doesn't work', because the same Bible records from which you calculate your Bible Chronology, also synchronize with the reigns of the Kings of Assyria and Babylon. I did my experimenting, provided my methodology, assumptions and limitations, provided apologetics for those places where my chronology disagrees with the currently accepted dates, and did my best to demonstrate why those currently accepted dates cannot be accepted as gospel.
The split personality of US Administrations radicalizes Arab positions, undermines US and Israeli national security, and impairs US-Israel relations. It attempts to establish a false moral equivalence between Israel - a role model of counterterrorism, democracy and unconditional alliance - and the Palestinian Authority - the role model of terrorism, hate education and alliance with America's adversaries.
Yahoo was the name given a legendary race of cruel and brutal creatures in Jonathan Swift's novel, Gulliver's Travels (1726). We are not meant to like the Yahoos: they are disgusting. Meet Barack Obama, Yahoo-in-Chief. The President is well-versed in the tactics of distraction, diversion and fear-mongering: posturing as the adult in the room, he warns seniors their social security checks might not arrive on time. H. L. Mencken's famous observation was that the American public isn't very smart; in fact most Americans are, politically speaking, stolid, indolent, gullible, unregenerate ignoramuses, with the intellectual curiosity of tree sloths, incapable of entertaining any but the most elemental ideas. In short, Yahoos.
Will the September 2011 NY special election follow in the footsteps of the aforementioned campaigns, producing nationwide ripple effects? The defeat of incumbents and candidates who are identified with Obama is further shortening Obama's coattails. From a coattail President in 2008 Obama has been transformed into an anchor-chained President in 2011, causing an increasing number of Democratic legislators to distance themselves from the White House.
People must cease to be beguiled by a news media which have clearly taken sides and are complicit with the Democrats in their attempt to remake America into a European-style socialist republic, and ultimately, if Obama has his way, to a reincarnation of the Soviet Union. We must realize that at whatever level, be it municipal, state or national, a vote for a Democrat is a vote for socialism, which has failed just about everywhere it's been tried.
The CBC reported today that Western leaders are now worried about Libyan rebels gaining possession of one of Gaddafi's arms caches and the dangers posed should this military weaponry be given into the hands of terrorists. I am humored by the fact that the CBC indicated no acknowledgement of the fact that many of these rebels, and presumably a majority of the leadership, are Islamists to begin with.
An issue that greatly concerns me about Islamists and their Islam, regardless of the fact that they represent only a small percentage of Muslims worldwide, is that their hatred of all things Western, and the attendant commentary and violence that propagate such odium, becomes motivator for moderate Muslims to become more like Islamists and less moderate in their behavior--more terrorist and less law-abiding citizen.
Narcissistic leadership is about theatre, not about life. The pacific mask crumbles when the narcissist has become convinced that the very people he purported to speak for, have turned against him. The narcissistic leader prefers the sparkle and glamour of well-orchestrated illusions to the tedium and method of real accomplishments. Narcissistic injury inevitably leads to narcissistic rage and unbridled aggression. When cheering for someone turns into adulation, something is wrong. "Tell me who your friends are and I will tell who you are." Don't the quality of Obama's friends and associates tell us about the man? What is not normal, is that many so called educated and politically correct western idiots choose to ignore reality in preference for their own fundamentalistic political agendas, some of which are just totally racist.
I've been watching the political scene and American politicians off and on for about fifty years. The Obama administration is claiming credit for an operation that would not have been possible except for the 'enhanced interrogation techniques' they condemned. Obama is the first to display symptoms of a full-blown sociopath. Joe solemnly tells us, Glenn Beck can no longer call Obama a socialist! Why are we where we are today, 14 trillion dollars in debt?
Mr. Fatah writes in the National Post that its readers "should know the difference between Islam and Islamism." It is my opinion that they are one and the same, only difference being that Islamism is more aligned to the original and veridical Islam: the Islam of the Prophet Mohammed and not the watered-down version practiced by irresolute apologists like Tarek Fatah. To pretend otherwise is to perpetuate the very evil he hopes to destroy.
The solid foundation of shared US-Israel values, the recent volcanic eruptions in the Middle East and Israel's proven-capabilities and reliability, have transformed the US into a sustained bastion of support for the Jewish State, notwithstanding brief and transient tensions between the leaders of both countries. The congressional response to the June 4, 2011 Netanyahu speech reaffirmed the unique ties between the leader of the Free World and its sole soul ally in the Middle East. It underlined the limit to the White House pressure on Israel and clarified that Washington was not going to embrace the Palestinian position.
Incandescent bulbs were invented over 120 years ago, and environmentalists claim they could be replaced by many superior technologies if only the right regulations and financial incentives were put in place. The alternative to the incandescent bulb is the Compact Fluorescent Lamp. However, observers believe CFLs present their own environmental problems. "These bulbs contain mercury. That's the only way they can work. The mercury vapor reacts to electricity to produce the light," said Paul Hemingway writing on presidential candidate Ron Paul's web site.
The Raid on Bin Laden's compound and subsequent death reveals the differences between what the U.S.A. is allowed to do and what Israel is allowed to do. The raid demonstrates that it is acceptable for the U.S.A. to lie or manipulate information presented to the international community about details of the operation without any shame or fear of international rebuke, while Israel suffers the international anti-Semites in media and politics who love tormenting Israel endlessly about every action and reaction.
"In the struggle for Gush Etzion in 1948, the Jews fought for a Jewish Jerusalem. In the present struggle for the hills of Judea and Samaria, and also for this hill [Netzer], the struggle is for the future of the Jewish state, no more and no less. For there is no room on these hills for two states. It's either us or them. And so, each hills says 'We are here' - and if us, it's us, and not them."
Legal outcome of 2010 Violence in China: Did the Chinese Government intervene for fear of an international incident? Did the Taiwan Government put pressure on China? Did the Taiwan Businessman bribe police? Were the local police incompetent? To this day Mary the American Woman does not want to think or talk about that incident and has said she will never return to China. She was left totally traumatized by the incident. Miss Mae the Chinese woman has suffered medical problems since the incident in May which was planned and provoked by the Taiwan Businessman.
Do you have sex lessons or six lessons? Do you fight or fart? Do you smell or smile? Do you have blue eyes or blue arse? Life in the classroom is full of such gems, and while I may fall down on the floor laughing, or necessarily excuse myself from the room for a few moments, I consider it both important and my duty, to correct the errors. And that often requires using 'Yellow Language'.
Israel, the occupier, the terrorist state; those criminals who keep Palestinians behind walls and bar them from freedom simply because they daily fire mortar shells at Israelis, should be wiped off the face of the earth. At least censured if not completely barred from the United Nations, these inhuman monsters don't believe in the rights of others to move freely, to worship freely, and to live their daily lives without constant fear.
We need to get serious about addressing our record deficits. But this rules package represents a huge step back that puts us on the wrong track, making it unlikely that we will be able to enact serious change.
Rep. Michael Michaud Maine U.S.A. at The Morning Star 'Writers Journal'. This journal was created to allow Magic City Morning Star Maine U.S.A. contributors to continue publishing their contributions during a difficult publishing period in 2011 at Morning Star News.
After the waltz ended, the band picked it up a notch and swung into a rollicking polka. My new husband and I had such a look of dismay and backed away from each other so fast, spectators probably thought that one of us suddenly passed a particularly malodorous pocket of gas.
Twas a year during which my mother also returned to Heaven, a year in which more quality time was spent with both Mom and Dad then ever before, a year when all four seasons happened in God's perfect order and alignment, from last January through this December
Teaching English in China Private Schools: Working Conditions: What you need to know about Private Schools: Ask about your accomodation, 'return airfares', WHO PAYS for your visa and other legal documents, how many days per week you will have off, get them to 'define' your contract hours and check that you don't have to be in the school at other times. Be Warned: You can't legally enter China on a tourist visa and then switch to a work visa, the school must take you to the police station to register you, they must return your passport within a reasonable time. While they MUST obey the laws, you are equally guilty if they don't. Beware of E.E.T. Schools in China.
I often wonder if the people of the United States of America 'actually' comprehend how much their country is hated in the world. To intellectually know it is one thing, but my question is, 'do you ever "feel" it?' The Scriptural target audience for Prophets of doom is generally their own people and their own leaders. The only way to survive judgement, is to judge oneself first. While America may indeed be a light in the world, if its' people in any conscious or subconscious way want to ascribe its' success to God, then they need to continually judge themselves, in order to ensure that the blessing will continue.
Laws don't stop hatred, they can only punish and/or suppress it. The solution to the 'Racial' hatred, is to find the root cause. The point of all my articles, is that the root cause is to be found in the abuse that the home grown Aussies have received, not from migrants, but from the thought police, whose ultimate agenda is simply to stifle 'all' dissent or 'disapproval' on any matter, so that they can pursue their agendas without interference
I am sure you have sent this with the best of intentions, believing you were doing your part to create world peace. But harmony arrives in the form of human kindness, acceptance and compassion, not through segregation or attempts at forced conversion. Stein's comments about being free to interpret God as we understand him have merit, but the distortion that follows needs to be challenged.
The majority worldview today is xenophobic. Take away the word 'Hatred' from the definition of this word, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with it. It is normal. It is easily observed in the natural world - you know, the world of 'evolution theory'. It is natural. Furthermore, from the viewpoint of national politics, security, and culture, it is a must if a country is to survive 'intact'. If the culture of a nation is to change, that change should be a natural evolutionary process. Such processes usually take considerable time.
Terrorism and Multiculturalism: PC types often like to accuse our citizens of xenophobia, which, according to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary is the "fear and hatred of strangers or foreigners or of anything that is strange or foreign". I for one plead guilty to fearing things that are 'strange and foreign'. The Islamic world, which includes about a fifth of the world's population, is not much different to the Roman Catholic World of five hundred years ago. It was a world where people were required to hold a foreign allegiance that took precedence over national allegiances.
Teaching Conversational English in China: The majority of schools that hire foreigners to 'teach' their students, have no proper facilities for teaching, no aids, computers, bright and clean classrooms, nor any specific program to teach. They just DUMP the foreign teachers into overloaded classrooms full of kids, most of whom are not interested in speaking English.
Since 2004 he has been writing academic articles, social commentaries and photographic 'Stories from China' both here at KingsCalendar, and formerly as a contributing columnist at Magic City Morning Star News (Maine USA) where from 2009 to 2015 he was Stand-in Editor. He currently has a column at iPatriot.com and teaches English to Business English and Flight Attendant College Students in Suzhou City Jiangsu Province People's Republic of China.)
BenDedek originally created the site to publicize his research results into the Chronology of Ancient Israel. Those results were published under the title: 'The King's Calendar: The Secret of Qumran.' Whilst there have been many attempts to solve the chronological riddle of the Bible's synchronisms of reigns of the kings of Israel and Judah and their synchronism with other Ancient Near Eastern Nations, no other research is based on a simple mathematical formula which could, if it is incorrect, be disproved easily. To date, no one has been able to dismiss the mathematical results of this research.
Free to air Academic articles set forth Apologetics for and results of his discovery of an "artificial chronological scheme" running through the Bible, Josephus, the Damascus Documents of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Seder Olam Rabbah. Check the Chapter Precis Page to see details of each chapter and to gain access to the Four Free to Air Chapters
(The Download book does not contain a section on Seder Olam)
Definition: King's Calendar Chronological Research
The Premise: Between the 5th and 3rd centuries BCE (but continuing down to at least 104 BCE), Sectarian redactors transcribed the legitimate 'solar year' chronological records of Israel and Judah, into an artificial form, with listed years as each comprised of 12 months of 4 weeks of 7 days, or 336 days per year, thus creating a 13th artificial year where 12 solar years existed.
When the Synchronous Chronological Data provided in the Books of Kings and Chronicles for the Divided Kingdom Period are measured in years of 336 days, the synchronisms actually align. [Refer to Appendix 5. to see how it synchronises the Divided Kingdom Period]