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Blog Smith is inspired by the myth of Hephaestus in the creation of blacksmith-like, forged materials: ideas. This blog analyzes topics that interest me: IT, politics, technology, history, education, music, and the history of religions.

Monday, October 31, 2011

"Sons of Anarchy"

"Sons of Anarchy" Patch Over (2008)

Gemma Teller Morrow: Oh, and uh... I'm not sure why you're carrying a gun, but make sure you're safe. No serial numbers.
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John Teller: First time I read Emma Goldman wasn't in a book. I was sixteen, hiking near the Nevada border . The quote was painted on a wall in red. When I saw those words it was like someone ripped them from the inside of my head.
Jackson 'Jax' Teller: Anarchism... stands for liberation of the human mind from the dominion of religion; the liberation of the human body from the dominion of property; liberation from shackles and restraint of government. It stands for social order based on the free grouping of individuals.
John Teller: The concept was pure, simple, true, it inspired me, led a rebellious fire, but ultimately I learned the lesson that Goldman, Prudot and the others learned. That true freedom requires sacrifice and pain. Most human beings only think they want freedom. In truth they yearn for the bondage of social order, rigid laws, materialism, the only freedom man really wants, is the freedom to become comfortable.
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Jackson 'Jax' Teller: [Voiceover, reading John Thomas Teller memoirs] The concept was pure, simple, true.
Jackson 'Jax' Teller: It inspired me; lit a rebellious fire.
Jackson 'Jax' Teller: But ultimately, i learned the lesson that Goldman, Proudhon and the others learned; that true freedom requires sacrifice and pain.
Jackson 'Jax' Teller: Most human beings only think they want freedom.
Jackson 'Jax' Teller: In truth, they yearn for the bondage of social order, rigid laws, materialism.
Jackson 'Jax' Teller: The only freedom man really wants is the freedom to be comfortable.

WANT TO SEE THE JUST-RELEASED UNDERCOVER VIDEOS

RUSSIAN SPIES

Ian Hunter, 28 Oct 2011 Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland OH

Arms and Legs/Small Town/When The Daylight Comes/All The Way From Memphis/Cleveland Rocks/All The Young Dudes


Federal Government Warns Americans About Celebrating Halloween

Halloween Safety Alert

Call for Obama to Circumvent Congress: Obama Acts Administratively

JESSE JACKSON JR. CALLS FOR OBAMA TO TAKE ‘EXTRAORDINARY CONSTITUTIONAL’ ACTION ON UNEMPLOYMENT



Illinois Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson compared congressional opposition to Obama’s “American Jobs Act” to the Confederate “states in rebellion.”

Jackson said that the government should directly employ the 15 million people who are currently without work. The representative said that Obama should “declare a national emergency” and take “extraordinary constitutional” action “administratively,” the Daily Caller reports. This, of course, may mean that Congress wouldn’t really be involved in the process.

“I hope the president continues to exercise extraordinary constitutional means, based on the history of Congresses that have been in rebellion in the past. He’s looking administratively for ways to advance the causes of the American people, because this Congress is completely dysfunctional."

"President Obama tends to idealize — and rightfully so — Abraham Lincoln, who looked at states in rebellion and he made a judgment that the government of the United States, while the states are in rebellion, still had an obligation to function.”

Jackson went on, as stated, to say that he believes in the “direct hiring” of unemployed Americans. But don’t worry, as he has already figured out a price tag in terms of pay for each individual. For the 15 million people in need of work he says the government should offer, “…$40,000 a head, some more than $40,000, some less than $40,000.”

Jackson says that this would constitute a $600 billion stimulus. What he doesn’t address is the fact that this would be a $600 billion “investment” per year until jobs in other sectors become available for these unemployed individuals.

In sum, Jackson proposes $804 billion in stimulus funds, with $104 billion going to states and $100 billion going to cities. While he claims that he supports Obama’s jobs plan, he says America needs something larger that meets “the size and scope of the problem.”

On 12 October 2011, Obama stated, “We’re not going to wait for Congress.” It seems Obama and Jackson may be in agreement.

O Executive Dictatorship: Obama Wants Stimulus Projects Without Congressional Authorization

O Executive Dictatorship: Obama Wants Stimulus Projects Without Congressional Authorization

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Economics: Radical Occupy Leaders

Investigative reporter Chuck Goudie of Chicago local ABC affiliate WLS-TV (channel 7) reports in a file on October 19, Goudie described the origins of the Occupy movement–from Adbusters in Canada, to anarchist Lisa Fithian in Texas, to the numerous hard-core radicals who have flocked to demonstrations and courted arrest.


In another report, which aired on October 26, Goudie explored the antisemitism on display at Occupy Wall Street and numerous Occupy demonstrations, including a protest in Chicago where an Occupy activist called for the destruction of the State of Israel.

Wall Street Journal, July 29th, rating downgraded

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Carney: "The White House Doesn't Create Jobs"


Carney: "The White House Doesn't Create Jobs," 4 August 2011


Friday, October 28, 2011

28 Oct 2011 Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland OH

Arms and Legs/Small Town/When The Daylight Comes/All The Way From Memphis/Cleveland Rocks/All The Young Dudes

CHICAGO ‘OCCUPIER’ OUTSIDE RAHM EMANUEL’S OFFICE

THE REVOLUTION REQUIRES COLLAPSING AMERICAN GOV.

Economic Freedom & Quality of Life


Would you rather live in Hong Kong or Burundi? Switzerland or the Republic of Congo? The United States or Venezuela? You probably chose the first option in each of those examples, and it's because those countries are more prosperous than the second options. It also happens that they are the most economically free and have higher quality of life!

Economically free countries have lower taxes, lower government spending, less regulation, less volatility of currency, more free trade, and a sound legal structure. They also have higher per capita incomes (especially among the poor), higher life expectancy, less corruption, greater civil liberties, and higher quality of life. This is no coincidence.

KEFFIYEH DAY AT OCCUPY WALL STREET

GHAZIS AND NAZIS TAKEOVER OF OBAMA-ENDORSED OCCUPYAMERICA MOVEMENT KEFFIYEH DAY AT OCCUPY WALL STREET! AND BDS AT #OWS

Iranian kid tv program, kids taught to hate enemies, sacrifice selves for the cause.

State vs. Federal power & Napolitano about DHS member, Elibiary - Napolitano says she knows NOTHING?!

Homeland Insecurity: Big Sis Gives Secret Clearance to Muslim Brotherhood, not the best quality but the gist of the testimony is here.


Congressman Steve King Questions Sec. Napolitano, 6:43

Article 2 Section 3: U.S. Constitution

Article 2 - The Executive Branch Section 3 - State of the Union, Convening Congress

"He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper; he shall receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers; he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and shall Commission all the Officers of the United States."


Mohamed Elibiary on the DHS Countering Violent Extremism Working Group, 9:26

Includes state authority and immigration


Stalag 13, Dragnet version


Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX) questioned DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano about recent revelations that Mohamed Elibiary - an outspoken admirer of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and other rogue extremists, who was appointed last year to the DHS's Countering Violent Extremism Working Group Dept. and sworn in by Napolitano to the DHS's Advisory Council - had accessed a database of sensitive state and local intelligence reports, and subsequently shopped some of the the information to the media.

Elibiary's goal was twofold: 1) To promulgate the myth that the DHS is promoting "Islamophobia" 2) To besmirch Texas Gov. Rick Perry who is hoping to face off with Obama in the 2012 Presidential election. Sec. Napolitano told Rep. Gohmert that she was unaware that Mr. Elibiary had accessed the database and that she hadn't been briefed on the matter.

Texas Dept. of Public Safety Director, Patrick Poole, however, says that sources have told him Napolitano "had been fully briefed on the matter" the night before - prior to her testimony to Mr. Gohmert and the congressional Judiciary Committee.

Homeland Security Adviser Allegedly Leaked Intel to Attack Rick Perry

October 19, 2010

HOMELAND SECURITY GOES JIHAD: PRO-KHOMEINI MUSLIM NAMED TO HOMELAND SECURITY ADVISORY COUNCIL

Thursday, October 27, 2011

FDR Protracted the Great Depression

FDR Protracted the Great Depression

Thomas Sowell explains the Great Depression


Uncommon Knowledge: The Great Depression with Amity Shlaes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLeAqbOUt4c

Amity Shlaes challenges the received wisdom that the Great Depression occurred because capitalism broke and that it ended because FDR, and government in general, came to the rescue. According to Shlaes, it was the government that made the Great Depression worse. And was FDRs progressivism, as evident in the New Deal, really all that new, or was it a step along a progressive continuum that already had been established?

UCLA's Lee Ohanian: Hoover, Roosevelt and the Great Depression


Lee E. Ohanian, a UCLA professor of economics and authority on financial crises, presented the. Jan. 8, 2010, Jacob Marschak Interdisciplinary Colloquium On Mathematics in the Behavorial Sciences at UCLA. Ohanian detailed his research on policies by presidents Herbert Hoover and Franklin D. Roosevelt that he says catapulted a bad recession into the Great Depression and stalled recovery for years. In both cases, attempts to restrict competition led to the disastrous economic outcomes. For more information on the research, visit http://newsroom.ucla.edu/portal/ucla/pandering-to-labor-caused-great-91447.aspx and

FDR's policies prolonged Depression by 7 years, UCLA economists calculate

http://newsroom.ucla.edu/portal/ucla/FDR-s-Policies-Prolonged-Depression-5409.aspx

Ian Hunter, 27 Oct 2011 Carnegie Music Hall, Pittsburgh PA

All American Alien Boy


Arms and Legs


Sea Diver/Somewhere


American Music


Waterlow


When the Daylight Comes/Small Town/Sweet Jane


Wash Us Away


Alice


Michael Picasso


Stand By Me


Flowers


All the Way From Memphis


Roll Away the Stone/Saturday Gigs/All The Young Dudes/Goodnight Irene

Backing vocals: Joe Grushecky


Goodnight Irene-Ian Hunter and Joe Grushecky


Shades if Ian Hunter: No longer a young dude, Mott the Hoople frontman keeps rocking

"Revolution Will Require Collapsing the American Government"

"Revolution Will Require Collapsing the American Government"


CHICAGO ‘OCCUPIER’ OUTSIDE RAHM EMANUEL’S OFFICE

The Five-10-26-11-A

Sharia Law in U.S. courts, Mexican I.D.

Occupy Incorporates

Group's finance committee has hijacked the demonstration's Internet domain name and filed for incorporation.

Profile pics on social media sites pose privacy risk, researcher warns

Facial recognition tech makes it easier to combine offline, online identities

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Around the World In One Minute

MOVE from Rick Mereki on Vimeo.

Police Evict Occupy Oakland

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

BollyObama: Planned Parenthood celebrates new ObamaCare rule with… dancing birth control


4 August 2011

This week, the Obama administration used the president’s evolving health care law to force all new insurance plans to cover the entire cost of all prescription contraceptives, including so-called “Plan B” abortion pills. To mark this “victory” their industry has long worked for, Planned Parenthood decided to throw a Bollywood-style celebration featuring… dancing birth control:

According to Planned Parenthood, “basic preventive health care” (birth control) without a copay is “a giant leap forward for women’s health.” (Yay! Now we can be promiscuous for free!)

Washington Examiner’s Tim Carney rightly points out how this new government rule is a boon for two of Obama’s biggest supporters — the abortion industry and Big Pharma — and a direct threat on the conscience of America:

This free-pills-for-all proposal embodies two dark themes of the Obama era: cronyism and trampling on the freedom of conscience.

Once again, Obama, who pretends to be battling the special interests, is rewarding powerful lobbies that support him. Even worse, the federal rule, which would effectively force everyone to purchase insurance that covers abortifacient contraceptives, also reveals the true shape of the Culture War in America: The Left uses the brutal tool of the government to impose its morality on everyone, forcing religious conservatives to act against conscience, all the while howling about imminent “theocracy.” …

The intersection of pharma and government is full of Orwellian Newspeak. Drugmakers say they’re preventing pregnancies by ending them. Obama claims he’s depoiliticizing science by increasing subsidies and regulations. Then he crows about fighting special interests in the act of rewarding them.

Most bizarrely, the cultural Left assails “culture warriors” while making it illegal for many cultural conservatives to live according to their conscience.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Homemade Spy Drone That Can Hack Phone Calls


Wired is reporting on the WASP — Wireless Aerial Surveillance Platform — a spy drone created by two security consultants with about $6,000 and a military surplus FMQ-117B target drone. Mike Tassey and Rick Perkins demonstrated the WASP yesterday at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. The capabilities of the clandestine mini-plane are breathtaking, according to Wired, comprising a:

“Personal remote-controlled spy plane, complete with WiFi and hacking tools, such as an IMSI catcher and antenna to spoof a GSM cell tower and intercept calls, as well as a network sniffing tool and a dictionary of 340 million words for brute-forcing network passwords.”

At a weight of only 14 pounds and six feet in length, the drone is much smaller than most military counterparts, making it even more suitable for use in heavily populated areas. While FAA regulations mandate that the plane must fly below 400 feet and remain within line of site, the drone is quiet enough even at that restricted altitude to hover overhead and collect digital data.

On the technical expertise required to build and operate the WASP, Perkins said, “You don’t need a PhD from MIT to do this.” Perkins and Tassey created the drone to show others that it could be done, and to promote the possible positive uses of the technology as well as prepare the public for nefarious use in the future as well.

Search and rescue attempts, disaster relief, and, of course, law enforcement surveillance could utilize a drone like the WASP. However, it seems only a matter of time before criminals and terrorists turn to this technology to steal data, jam communications, or conduct reconnaissance for attacks. In a well-publicized example, the Terrorist group Hezbollah back in 2006 apparently rammed an explosives-laden drone into an Israeli warship.

As this technology continues to evolve, the public learns more, and the parts become less expensive, there is a good chance you might see something like this flying over your house one day soon.

Cf. Wired article

Israel: Hezbollah Drone Attacks Warship

Economics: Barofsky Doubts HARP Expansion Will Aid Housing Market

Barofsky Doubts HARP Expansion Will Aid Housing Market

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxCVM8igXww

Oct. 24 (Bloomberg) -- Neil Barofsky, former special inspector general for the U.S. Treasury's Troubled Asset Relief Program and a Bloomberg Television contributing editor, talks about the expansion of the Home Affordable Refinance Program, or HARP, to aid underwater borrowers and impact of the expanded plan on the housing market. Barofsky speaks with Mark Crumpton on Bloomberg Television's "Bottom Line." (Source: Bloomberg)

Gaddafi sodomized: Video shows abuse frame by frame (GRAPHIC)

An analysis appears to confirm that a rebel fighter sodomized Gaddafi with a knife.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Governor Christie Talks About Superior Court Judge Sohail Mohammed


“Ignorance is behind the criticism of Sohail Mohammed,” he told a reporter asking about the complaints that he may be inadequate to be a judge because he defended Muslim Americans who were wrongly arrested post-9/11. “He is an extraordinary American who is an outstanding lawyer and played an integral role in the post-September 11th period in building bridges between the Muslim American community in this state and law enforcement,” Gov. Christie argued, adding that he was “disgusted, candidly, by some of the questions he was asked… at the Senate judiciary committee.”

But it was a follow-up question on the fear of Sharia Law that set the governor off. “Sharia Law has nothing to do with this at all, it’s crazy!” he cried. “The guy is an American citizen!” He concluded that the “Sharia Law business is just crap… and I’m tried of dealing with the crazies,” adding with disgust and frustration that “it’s just unnecessary to be accusing this guy of things just because of his religious background.”

#3173 - American Muslims Demonstrate in New York in Solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street Protests The Internet, Press TV (Iran) - October 23, 2011 - 09:10

http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/3173.htm

MEMRI: American Muslims Demonstrate in New York in Solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street Protests

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Update: Charges Dropped Against Prayer and Pledge-Defending

Court Clerk

Arab Children In Michigan Victimized and Fear Christian Preacher

Arab Children (In Michigan) Taunt And Throw Shoes At Christian Preacher

Friday, October 21, 2011

Harvard vs. Brown, 15 October 2011

radrugby

Head Scarf Keeps Student From Marching In Parade - NewsChannel5.com | Nashville News, Weather & Sports

Head Scarf Keeps Student From Marching In Parade - NewsChannel5.com | Nashville News, Weather & Sports

MUSLIM HIGH SCHOOL GIRL BARRED FROM MARCHING IN ROTC PARADE BECAUSE OF HEAD SCARF

Hertz Fires Muslims Who Refuse to Work


The Hertz rental car company is firing two dozen Somali Muslim drivers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport for refusing to clock out for daily breaks during which they normally prayed.

The drivers are among the 34 Hertz employees the company suspended indefinitely late last month for praying on company time. Observant Muslims pray five times a day, and the employees claimed the company was infringing on their religious freedom by not being flexible to their needs.

Media reports varied on the exact number of fired employees, with some reporting it was 25 and others reporting it was 26.

The fired workers drove the company’s cars to and from the airport for cleaning and refueling, according to the Seattle Times, and did not clock out when they went to pray. Hertz also said some of the fired workers were taking longer than the 10 minutes allotted for a break. Employees get two breaks per eight-hour shift.



Hertz had said the suspended workers were violating a two-year-old policy requiring employees to clock out before engaging in personal activities, such as praying. Teamsters Local 117 took up the drivers’ case, filing an unfair labor practices suit saying the company was not following an agreement reached last year saying employees would not have to clock out for prayer.

During negotiations, nine of the original 34 suspended drivers signed agreements saying they would clock out on time and returned to their jobs.

Union officials told the Times the two sides were unable to reach an agreement that would have returned the remaining workers to their pre-suspension status under which they would not have to clock out to pray.


Teamsters spokesman Paul Zilly said Hertz gave the workers an ultimatums and when they refused, the company terminated them. Zilly said if Hertz believed employees were breaking the rules, they should have dealt with them individually instead of as a group.

“There may have been some taking longer than 10 minutes, but why single out the entire group based on their religion?” he said.

“We feel like we’re being punished for what we believe in,” former Hertz employee Ileys Omar, who prays five times a day, told KOMO News. “It’s five minutes. It‘s not as big deal as the company’s making it.”

Hertz spokesman Rich Broome said the company had made it clear to the suspended workers that if they wanted to return the work they would have to agree to the clock-out terms.

“We’re disappointed that the rest of the transporters did not take us up on what we thought was a reasonable resolution of this matter — reserving their right to pray during paid breaks,” Broome said. “We felt clocking out is a fair way to maintain order while keeping our operations running smoothly.”

Car Company Gets U.S. Loan, Builds Cars In Finland

Finnish Car Company Gets U.S. Loan, Outsources Jobs to Build Cars In Finland


Obama administration outsources jobs to an electric car company that received a $529 million federal government loan guarantee is assembling its first line of cars in Finland.

500 jobs created with taxpayer money, in Finland.

The Four Stages of "Getting" Twitter

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Obama flush with cash from financial sector

Obama has brought in more money from employees of banks, hedge funds and other financial service companies than all of the GOP candidates combined, according to a Washington Post analysis of contribution data.

Economics: Occupy Santa Cruz - Bank of America refusing to close account


TSA Invades Tennessee

First State for TSA on Highways

Gaddafi killed

Taxpayers to Cover Obama Tour of Midwest Battleground States


“He is very happily getting out into the country again after a very sustained period here in Washington and he looks forward to talking to folks about growing the economy, creating jobs," said White House Press Secretary Jay Carney. "We will have more details, as I said, about the specifics of the trip."

Carney indicated he did not know now precisely where the president would go or what he might be announcing.

CNSNews.com asked Carney, “Is that a campaign event or a presidential event?

Carney answered, “Negative. That is an official event.”

CNSNews.com followed, “So it is being funded by taxpayers in battleground states?”

Carney responded, “He’s the president of the United States.”

Another reporter followed up about whether there was a political nature to the trip.

“The air of cynicism is quite thick,” Carney shot back. “The idea that the president of the United States should not venture forth into the country is ridiculous.”

The reporter said, “I didn’t say that.”

Carney said, “No, but you implied it in your question. It is absolutely important for the president – whoever that person is, in the past or in the future – to get out and hear from people in different communities."

The generally accepted policies in place since the Reagan administration for incumbent presidents running for re-election are based on legal opinions from the Department of Justice and Federal Elections Commission (FEC), which say that taxpayers should cover the cost of official presidential travel while travel relating to the campaign will be reimbursed to the government through campaign funds.

According to the FEC, when a presidential or vice presidential candidate travels on the taxpayer’s dime for political purposes, they “pay the pro rata share of the fair market value of non-commercial flights.” Reimbursement guidelines include payment of the “lowest unrestricted and non-discounted first-class airfare in the case of travel between cities served by regularly scheduled first-class commercial airline service.”

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

2 Nobel prize winning economists look stupid when asked about the economy

Two Nobel Prize winning economists articulately explain their views about the American economy.

Krauthammer, Democrats, TEA Party, Debt Crisis


3 August 2011

EMBATTLED NJ TEACHER’S HUSBAND DEFENDS HER FACEBOOK COMMENTS ON GAYS


Viki Knox's husband defends his wife's right to speak out against gay people


UNION TOWNSHIP, N.J. (The Blaze/AP) — The husband of an embattled, New Jersey high school teacher accused of posting anti-gay messages on her Facebook page is defending his wife’s comments.

Gene Knox told WCBS-TV in New York that “everybody’s entitled to an opinion.” He also told the station: “They can persecute her but they can’t prosecute her.”

As The Blaze reported on Tuesday, his wife, Viki Knox, is a Christian who holds views on gays that relate to her personal faith. The comments she posted clearly indicated this, as they focused upon her view that homosexuality as a sin. Below, see the WCBS interview for yourself:



The Union Township school district is investigating whether Knox violated school policies when she allegedly posted remarks saying homosexuality is a sin that “breeds like cancer” and describing it as “perverted.” It was reported that she also wrote:

“Union is not South Orange/Maplewood where one out of four families consist of two Mommies or daddies… Why parade your unnatural immoral behaviors before the rest of us? I/we do not have to accept anything, anyone, any behavior or any choices! I do not have to tolerate anything others wish to do.”
Her comments were made on the social media platform in response to a display the school had put up, which celebrates celebrating gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender history month.

Knox sat by her husband’s side during the TV interview. The station says she had been advised not to comment herself and has retained an attorney through her union.

Hundreds turned out at a school board meeting Tuesday to either denounce or defend Knox. The issue has grown exponentially, with gay rights activists and religious freedom advocates speaking up to take sides on the matter.

ABC’S JAKE TAPPER ASKS OBAMA ABOUT FAST & FURIOUS IN UNAIRED PORTION OF INTERVIEW

The censored portion of interview was not aired

Mediaite provides both the transcript and video of the unaired interview portion:

Tapper: “Just to change the subject from the economy, the ‘Fast and Furious’ controversy. Aside from some of the more wild charges out there, this is a big scandal. The Justice Department, the ATF was moving guns and some of them were tied to crime scenes. what was your response when you first heard about it?”
Obama: “Well I heard about it from the news reports. This is not something we were aware of in the White House and the Attorney General it turns out wasn’t aware of either. Obviously Eric Holder has launched a full investigation of this, it is not acceptable for us to allow guns to go into Mexico. Our whole goal has been to interdict aggressively in the flow of weapons and cash flowing south into Mexico because the Mexican president, President Calderon, has done a heroic job of trying to take on these transnational drug cartels. So this investigation will be complete, people who have screwed up will be held accountable but our overarching goal consistently has been to say we’ve got a responsibility not only to stop drugs from flowing north, we’ve also got a responsibility to make sure we are not helping to either arm or finance these drug cartels in Mexico. So it’s very upsetting to me to think that somebody showed such bad judgment that they would allow something like that to happen and we will find out who and what happened in this situation and make sure it gets corrected.”

Obama Epic Friday News Dump

Brutal: The Obama Administration's Epic Friday News Dump

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

Ian Hunter, 15 October 2011, Tarrytown Music Hall, TarrytownNY

http://youtu.be/29nxRye-Fyw http://youtu.be/8DeSM97D3_8

Raw Food Raid: Armed Agents Bust Raw Milk & Cheese Sellers


Private buying club selling organic food and raw milk was raided again by SWAT teams for the second time today.

Multiple sources have confirmed the fact that all three individuals arrested– James Stewart, Victoria Bloch and Sharon Palmer– are being charged with ‘conspiracy’ related to the sell of unpasteurized raw milk products.

This reportedly includes sections of the California Penal Code Section 182a. Additional charges may also be pending, including a charge of ‘mislabeling cheese’ for Sharon Palmer, was arrested during a raid of Healthy Family Farms. As video of the raid on Rawesome Foods (also raided in 2010) demonstrates, Feds not only seized cash and raw milk supplies (much of which was also dumped out) but also mangos and other fresh, organic produce.

Raid took place on Rawesome Foods by a combined force of agents from the FDA, LA County Dept of Agriculture, CDC and the LA County Sheriff's office; and, another SWAT-style armed raid took place against Sharon Palmer, a mom and owner of Healthy Family Farms, was also arrested and taken to jail. A third woman, Victoria Bloch, the LA County liaison for the Weston A Price Foundation (www.WestonaPrice.org), was also reportedly arrested.

Students Made to Recite Mexican National Anthem


X High School Students Made to Recite Mexican National Anthem, Pledge of Allegiance

Mexican anthem in class


Students in a Texas public high school were made to stand up and recite the Mexican national anthem and Mexican pledge of allegiance as part of a Spanish class assignment, but the school district maintains there was nothing wrong with the lesson.

It happened last month in an intermediate Spanish class at Achieve Early College High School in McAllen, Texas — a city located about 10 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border.

Wearing red, white and green, students had to memorize the Mexican anthem and pledge and stand up and recite them in individually in front of the class.

That didn’t go over well with sophomore Brenda Brinsdon. The 15-year-old sat down and refused to participate. She also caught it all on video:

“I just thought it was out of hand, I didn’t think it was right,” she told The Blaze. “Reciting pledges to Mexico and being loyal to it has nothing to do with learning Spanish.”

She said she was particularly offended because the presentations in teacher Reyna Santos’s class took place during “Freedom Week,” the week after the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, and on U.S. Constitution Day — the same day as Mexico’s Independence Day.

“Why are we doing their independence when it‘s Freedom Week and it’s also Constitution Day?” Brinsdon said.

Brinsdon said she complained to the school principal, Yvette Cavazo, who told her it was part of the curriculum and that she should participate. Her father, William, also got involved, calling the school district superintendent to complain.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Steven Crowder gets occupied:

‘Herman Cain is black and he doesn’t smoke crack’


Zo is sick of people criticizing Herman Cain. What will it take for the race establishment to believe that Herman Cain is black? Will he have to start acting like a victim? Will he have to put chains on the brain, or worse, smoke crack? When will Rev. Al Sharpton wake up and congratulate Herman Cain for his accomplishments? Find out.

Video: Jimmy Kimmel talks to kids about politics

MASS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL WARNS TEACHERS ABOUT CELEBRATING HALLOWEEN, THANKSGIVING AND COLUMBUS DAY

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/mass-elementary-school-principal-warns-teachers-about-celebrating-halloween-thanksgiving-and-columbus-day/

Should kids be able to celebrate halloween and thanksgiving in school?

One principal is bringing reform to Massachusetts schools. Well, at least in the way they celebrate holidays. NECN reports on Principal Ann Foley’s stand against celebrating Halloween, Columbus Day and Thanksgiving at John F. Kennedy Elementary School in Somerville, Massachusetts:



The Boston Herald reports that the Foley controversy emerged after an email she sent to teachers was revealed, outlining the principal‘s opposition to some of America’s most cherished holidays:

“’When we were young we might have been able to claim ignorance of the atrocities that Christopher Columbus committed against the indigenous peoples,’ wrote Kennedy School Principal Anne Foley. ‘We can no longer do so. For many of us and our students celebrating this particular person is an insult and a slight to the people he annihilated. On the same lines, we need to be careful around the Thanksgiving Day time as well.’”
This section from the scathing email comes off of Foley’s ban on allowing children to come to school in costumes on Halloween. NECN reports that Foley’s critical comments on holidays beloved by many, has created a chatter among parents and community members:

“Many parents and grandparents were outraged. Parent Lisa Eicks said, ‘If you don’t want to celebrate it then don’t celebrate it, but I don’t think it’s right for the kids that do celebrate it to suffer.’
Grandparent Mary Files said, ;This is America and I think people like her stir up all these prejudices.’
Others were a little more understanding. Grandparent Jeanne Aiello said, “Some things are like her prerogative, she’s the boss and if she feels that that’s being insensitive to other children you have to support that.”
Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone was supportive of Foley, telling the Herald “She raises a fair point. History is messy.” School Superintendent Tony Pierantozzi said her “intention is to be very, very sensitive to all of the many, many cultures” of Somerville.



Foley would not elaborate on her “atrocities” comment, but told the Herald ““When I grew up, I was taught from a very European perspective of history and it was both embarrassing and enlightening to me when I learned other perspectives.”

‘I’M A CUSTOMER!’: WILD VIDEO AS NYC COPS ARREST DOZENS FOR TRESPASSING AT CITIBANK


Plenty of left-leaning sites tried to portray the women wearing a suit in this video as a mere innocent who simply wanted to close her Citibank account.

The truth seems to be that a group of anti-bank protestors stormed the branch with plans to close their accounts en masse. And they had no inclination to leave the premises.

The action really kicks in at the 1:30 mark in the video as Suit Woman is taken into custody. Content warning: Nonsensical shrieking.



WNYW-TV:

More than 20 people were reportedly arrested in a fracas outside the LaGuardia Place Citibank, after upwards of 50 demonstrators entered the bank to close their accounts.
“They were locked inside. They’re now being placed under arrest. Two individuals who were inside closing their bank accounts and then came outside were approached by an undercover cop and against their will placed under arrest simply for attempting to close their Citibank accounts in an act of peaceful protest,” one woman told spectators.
A streaming video of the protest claimed 23 people were arrested in all.
The bank facilities were closed for the most part, keeping protesters outside for short rallies before they plodded onto other facilities on their way to Greenwich Village for a rally at Washington Square.

The New Italy and Belgium: US borrowing tops 100% of GDP

Moody's said Tuesday that the government needed to stabilize the ratio at 73 percent by 2015 "to ensure that the long-run fiscal trajectory remains compatible with a AAA rating."

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Ian Hunter, 15 Oct 2011, Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown NY

Saturday Gigs


All The Young Dudes



GOP Rep Calls CNN Show a ‘Joke’ on Live TV After ‘Ridiculous’ Question


Rep. Connie Mack (R-Fla.) took Piers Morgan to task on his show Monday after the CNN host accused the congressman of “stabbing [House Speaker John Boehner] in the back” for voting against the debt deal.

The interview kicked off with Morgan asking Mack whether he could presume the congressman “would have been quite happy for your country to go into catastrophic default” because he voted no.

“Well then, you would have presumed wrong, obviously,” Mack said.

The two debated the merits of the deal and the economists who supported it, with Morgan asking at one point, “I‘m sure you’ve heard of Paul Krugman, for example. He won a Nobel Prize for economics.”

A few minutes later, Morgan asked Mack if he could also presume Mack wanted Boehner (R-Ohio) to resign the speakership “given he’s authorized this terrible deal?”

“Of course I don’t believe that,” Mack said. “I think the speaker has done as good a job as he can given the circumstances….It’s not something that I supported, but that’s what happens here in Washington, D.C. all the time.”

“If he’s done such a great job, why did you stab him in the back?” Morgan asked.

“I didn’t stab him in the back. Come on, don’t be ridiculous with stuff like that. Now you’re just making your show a joke,” Mack replied.

“Really, why is that?” Morgan asked.

“For saying things like that, Piers. Come on,” Mack said.

Morgan challenged Mack’s comment before repeating the back-stabbing remark again about Mack’s no vote on the deal: “You are stabbing him in the back, metaphorically. Not really, you’re not doing it with a knife, but effectively, that‘s what you’re doing.”

Friday, October 14, 2011

Muslim Sharia Law In Australia


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Cheerleader Aspirant Felled by Flu Shot

Dystonia is a neurological condition that has afflicted at least this one person who was training to be a professional cheerleader.

Obama to Fox News Ed Henry: ‘I didn’t know you were the spokesman for Mitt Romney’


FNC’s Chief White House Correspondent Ed Henry got the first question at today’s joint news conference between Pres. Obama and Lee Myung-Bak, President of South Korea. Henry asked the president about the alleged Iranian terror plot, and used a quote from GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney who had criticized Obama’s leadership.

Obama responded with, “I didn’t know you were the spokesman for Mitt Romney.”

In an interview later with Megyn Kelly, Henry explains, “I was trying to put it in the broader context of not just Mitt Romney, but there are a lot of Republicans out there who would charge that this president leads from behind.”

“He decided not to engage with Mitt Romeny,” said Henry. “Instead, he decided to go after me a little bit.”

Experts say Obama certificate not scan of original document

2 new reports cast further doubt on image White House released

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

‘KNOCK IT OFF!‘ SEE BILL O’REILLY’S WILD INTERVIEW WITH TAVIS SMILEY & CORNEL WEST

INDOCTRINATION? DEBATE CONTINUES OVER ISLAMIC CARTOON & COMIC BOOK SERIES


Islamic Superheroes


Obama Promotes Islam: WHAM! BAM! ISLAM! Trailer


The Heroes of Tomorrow?


Ninety-nine mystical Noor Stones carry all that is left of the wisdom and knowledge of the lost civilization of Baghdad. The Noor Stones lie scattered across the globe-now little more than a legend. However one man has made it his life's mission to seek out what was once lost. His name is Dr. Ramzi Razem and he has searched long and hard for the missing stones, to no avail. His luck is about to change...

DETROIT (The Blaze/AP) — Comic book fans might call it a great origin story: In the aftermath of 9/11, a Muslim man creates a comic book series, “The 99,” inspired by the principles of his faith. It builds a global audience and investors contribute millions for it to continue and expand.

Despite this intriguing story, critics have dismissed the project as mere indoctrination (last year, the Blaze covered the debate surrounding the comic book series).

In two vastly different cultures, Naif Al-Mutawa’s tale has hit a few roadblocks: Censorship from Saudi Arabia, home to the main Muslim holy sites; in the United States, a struggle to build an audience in a post-9/11 world where suspicion and scrutiny of all things Islamic is certainly present.

“That’s one of the things that was most disappointing to me in the beginning,” Al-Mutawa said on a recent visit to Detroit. “You have two birthplaces: You have the birthplace of Islam, which initially rejected it (and) the birthplace of democracy and tolerance, this country, that I’m now facing resistance in – the two natural places for this product.”

Below, watch Al-Mutawa discuss “The 99” during a TED talk last year:



Al-Mutawa’s reputation in the Middle East and elsewhere has grown since the 2006 debut of “The 99,” as well as its rollout into animation. The series is named for the 99 qualities the Quran attributes to God: strength, courage, wisdom and mercy among them.

The comic book spawned a TV series and 26 half-hour episodes of the 3-D animated version of the “The 99” have been sold to broadcasters. They are expected to be released early next year in more than 50 countries, and a second season is in production.




Al-Mutawa, a U.S.-educated psychologist from Kuwait, has been promoting “Wham! Bam! Islam!“ a PBS documentary that tells the story of ”The 99″ from an idea hatched during a cab ride to its raising of $40 million in three calls for investors. The promotional push is supporting the animated series, the vehicle by which his company hopes to turn a profit.

“The 99” grew out of his childhood love of Batman, Superman and their superhero brethren, along with a desire to provide role models for his five young sons.

“Basically, `The 99′ is based on Quranic archetypes, the same way that Batman and Superman are based on Judeo-Christian and Biblical archetypes. And just like Batman and Superman are secular story lines, so too are `The 99,’” he said.

“It seemed to me that the only people using mass media when it came to things to do with religion – at least my religion – were people who were doing very destructive things. So the question was how do I challenge that in a way that’s secular yet cannot be dismissed as Western?”

Critics on both sides of the religious and cultural divide see subversion in Al-Mutawa’s superheroes. Some hardline Muslims say the series subverts their faith by embodying the attributes in human characters, while a few non-Muslim American critics have labeled it sneaky Islamic indoctrination.

Al-Mutawa said it took investment by an Islamic investment bank to make his series “halal,” or acceptable to Saudi officials. The nation’s government-run broadcaster has since bought the rights to the animated series. So has The Hub cable network in the U.S. – though the latter has indefinitely postponed airing it after some critical columns and blog posts.

“One of the comments on the blogs that ended up delaying us was someone who warned that we can’t let the Muslims brainwash our children like the Mexicans did with `Dora the Explorer,’” Al-Mutawa said. Religious News Service has more:

“Be prepared for the latest exercise in Muslim propaganda,” warned Adrian Morgan, editor at Family Security Matters, a conservative website, in a column last year. “Are we going to see ass-kicking Christian superhero nuns, called Faith, Hope and Charity, whooping sinner’s butts and sending Satan into hell? It is doubtful.”
A few weeks later, New York Post columnist Andrea Peyser griped that “Wonder Woman-style cleavage has been banned from the ladies,” in “The 99,” and “male and female characters are never alone together.”
Still, he’s measuring broader acceptance in other ways. Al-Mutawa worked with DC Comics last year on a six-issue crossover that teamed “The 99” with The Justice League of America.

“They start out with distrust between the two teams of superheroes – Superman punches one of my guys early on,” Al-Mutawa said. “And then they figure out during the arc that it’s the bad guys causing the distrust.”

Robin Wright, author of “Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World,” said Al-Mutawa has “been way ahead of the curve in figuring out how you challenge extremism and how you create alternative role models to Osama bin Laden or Hassan Nasrallah (Hezbollah’s leader) for kids and adults.”

Muslim characters are rare in U.S. comic books but there have been some inroads.

Marvel Comics has Dust, a young Afghan woman whose mutant ability to manipulate sand and dust has been part of the popular X-Men books.

“I don’t view a Muslim superhero as avant garde,” Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso said. “Muslims comprise approximately 23 percent of the world’s population, and we like our comics to reflect the world in its diversity.”

Dust wears a robe and veil to observe Muslim hijab, or modest dress. Another character, M, is a woman of Algerian descent who only recently revealed her faith in the pages of “X-Factor.” Like millions of other Muslim women in the real world, she “does not observe hijab, and often dresses quite provocatively,” Alonso said.

Other characters have not been so accepted. In late 2010, DC Comics introduced Nightrunner, a young Muslim hero of Algerian descent raised in Paris. He’s part of the global network of crime fighters set up by Batman alter-ego Bruce Wayne. Conservative bloggers decried the move, noting that instead of tapping a native French person, they opted for a minority.

Frank Miller, whose dark and moody take on Batman in “The Dark Knight Returns” in 1986 energized the character, has taken a different tack in his latest work, “Holy Terror,” which tells the story of The Fixer and his efforts to stamp out Islamic terrorists.

The graphic novel initially took root as a look at Batman’s efforts to fight terrorism, something that grew out of Miller’s experiences of being in New York during 9/11. As he worked on it, it became apparent that it wasn’t suitable for the DC character.

“As I developed it and worked on it, the subject was too serious and the character’s actions were not Batman,” he said.

The book has been criticized as anti-Islamic propaganda, but Miller says that’s not his notion.

“I lived through a time when 3,000 of my neighbors were incinerated for no apparent reason. I lived through the chalky, smoky weeks that followed and through the warplanes flying overhead and realized that, much like my character, The Fixer, I found a mission,” he said.



As for “The 99,” he said has not seen it but welcomes Al-Mutawa’s efforts.

“I come in with my own very pro-Western-they-attacked-my-city-point of view,” Miller said. “If other people have other points of view to bring in, I just welcome it.”

Al-Mutawa called “Holy Terror” par for the historical course for Islam.

“There’s no denying that terrible things have happened in the name of my religion – as they have in the names of most religions, if not all religions,” he said. “As human beings, we’re a little bit lazy. We don’t like to change the schemas in our minds. We like to fit new information into existing schemas. That’s why to some people anything to do with Islam is going to be bad.”

Ultimately violence will be necessary, says Occupy L.A. speaker - Pt2 10/01/2011


Occupy L.A. Speaker: “One of the speakers said the solution is nonviolent movement. No, my friend. I’ll give you two examples: French Revolution, and Indian so-called Revolution.

Gandhi, Gandhi today is, with respect to all of you, Gandhi today is a tumor that the ruling class is using constantly to mislead us. French Revolution made fundamental transformation. But it was bloody.

India, the result of Gandhi, is 600 million people living in maximum poverty.

So, ultimately, the bourgeoisie won’t go without violent means. Revolution! Yes, revolution that is led by the working class.

Long live revolution! Long live socialism!”

Crowd: [Cheers.]

8 Reasons Young Americans Don't Fight Back:

How the US Crushed Youth Resistance

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Rising Bank Fees

Nuclear testing

Nuclear testing, 1945-1998


Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto has created a beautiful, undeniably scary time-lapse map of the 2053 nuclear explosions which have taken place between 1945 and 1998, beginning with the Manhattan Project's "Trinity" test near Los Alamos and concluding with Pakistan's nuclear tests in May of 1998. This leaves out North Korea's two alleged nuclear tests in this past decade (the legitimacy of both of which is not 100% clear).

Each nation gets a blip and a flashing dot on the map whenever they detonate a nuclear weapon, with a running tally kept on the top and bottom bars of the screen. Hashimoto, who began the project in 2003, says that he created it with the goal of showing"the fear and folly of nuclear weapons." It starts really slow — if you want to see real action, skip ahead to 1962 or so — but the buildup becomes overwhelming.

TEA PARTY Invades OCCUPY DC- (explicit)

Islamists Occupy Wall Street

Obama Tells Advisers To Fund Stimulus Projects "Without Additional Congressional Authorization"

Obama Tells Advisers To Find How To Approve Stimulus Projects "Without Additional Congressional Authorization"

"Scour this report, identify all those areas in which we can act administratively without additional congressional authorization and just get it done," President Obama said today to a "Jobs Council" meeting.

AG Holder dodges & ignores questions on Fast & Furious


Holder high tails it outta' there after Fast and Furious.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Cameraman Arrested by Suffolk County Police


This was the end of a police chase and the Sgt. doesn't want video coverage from a credentialed member of the press. The photog asks how far to move back but the sgt. says no you can't shoot it at all. Notice the road is open to traffic, there are people without a camera that are standing there and even some kids walk straight through the scene. The photog moves a block away and shoots from the next street over and that's when he's arrested and charged with Obstruction of Governmental Administration....how can you obstruct from a block away.

Caught on Video: News Cameraman Arrested For Filming Police Chase

TEA Party vs. Occupy Wall Street

President Can Kill Americans, Secret, But Legal

Secret U.S. Memo Made Legal Case to Kill a Citizen

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Occupy Atlanta Silences Civil Rights Hero John Lewis!

Rapper Lupe Fiasco Inspires Youth By Proclaiming America is Biggest Terrorist in The World


Every American President Is A Terrorist: Cornel West and Rapper Lupe Fiasco Inspire a Clapping Audience of 13 to 18 Year Olds At Leadership Conference By Telling Them America is Biggest Terrorist in The World & Army Navy & Marines Only Kill People

Friday, October 7, 2011

‘OCCUPY WALL STREET’ WAS ORGANIZED FROM DAY ONE BY SEIU/ACORN FRONT – THE WORKING FAMILY PARTY, AND HOW THEY ALL TIE TO THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION, DNC, DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISTS OF AMERICA, TIDES AND GEORGE SOROS


Tactics and Strategies to Destroy the American Economy, March 2011


Breakdown of the Connections Between The Working Family Party, SEIU, ACORN, The New Party, The DNC, Democratic Socialists of America, Tides, George Soros and The Obama Administration:

The Working Families Party was established in the 90s by key members of the the socialist organizations The New Party, ACORN, SEIU, and a coalition of other labor unions and community organizations.


Patrick Gaspard, the current executive director of the DNC, former director of Obama’s Office of Political Affairs, was an organizer for the New Party, the executive vice president of the SEIU Local 1199, political director for Bertha Lewis (the former president of ACORN) and a co-chair of the Working Families Party.


The New Party is a socialist political coalition co-founded in 1992 by academic and political activist Joel Rogers.
The first strategic meetings to plan the New Party were held in Joel Rogers’ Madison, Wisconsin home; Wade Rathke, ACORN and SEIU founder and Gerry Hudson from Democratic Socialists of America and SEIU were in attendance at those meetings.


The New Party’s influential Chicago chapter began to formed in January 1995. Its members consisted mainly of individuals from ACORN, SEIU and the Democratic Socialists of America. Obama attended a New Party function and received their endorsement in 1995.


In 1994, a New Party newspaper listed more than 100 activists “who are building the NP;” some names among the list of 100 were Noam Chomsky, Frances Fox Piven, Wade Rathke, Cornel West, Jon Barton of SEIU, Maude Hurd of ACORN and Margaret Shelleda of SEIU.


Gerry Hudson, SEIU Executive Vice President and original New Party member, serves on the board of the Apollo Alliance organized by Joel Rogers’ group COWS Center on Wisconsin Strategy. The Alliance is a project of the Tides Center. Harry Reid credited the Apollo Alliance with helping to write the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
George Soros’ Open Society Institute is a major source of money behind the Apollo Alliance and the Tides Foundation.

Study: All Major News Outlets Have Left-Leaning Bias: Economics and Politics


‘Distorts’ Minds

In his new book, Left Turn — How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind, Groseclose not only sets out to showcase that the media are biased, but he also seeks to expose the profound influence liberal bias has had on the American public. Below, these are some of his findings:

- All mainstream news outlets in the United States have a liberal bias.

- The Drudge Report is the most fair, balanced and centrist news outlet in the United States.

- Fox News’ “Special Report,” which is usually characterized as conservative, is not biased as far right as typical mainstream outlets are biased to the left.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Dalai Lama Advocates American Liberty

The Dalai Lama, snubbed by Nobel Peace Prize winner Obama, nonetheless congratulated him. The Tibetan monk, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 despite Communist Chinese protests, told Obama that "the founding fathers of the United States have made this country the greatest democracy and a champion of freedom and liberty. . . . It is, therefore, important for today's American leaders to adopt principled leadership based on these high ideals. . . . Such an approach will not only enhance the reputation of the United States, but also contribute tremendously to reducing tension in the world."

The Everything is Ok Guys


A living man can be enslaved and reduced to the historic condition of an object. But if he dies in refusing to be enslaved, he reaffirms the existence of another kind of human nature which refuses to be classified as an object. -Albert Camus

Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.
~ Henry David Thoreau

Whatta' Surprise: Obama blames Solyndra scandal on Bush

PROTESTER TELLS THE BLAZE HOW ‘THE JEWS CONTROL WALL STREET’ & WHY OBAMA‘S A ’JEWISH PUPPET’ Language

‘FIRST WE OUGHT TO KILL THEM AND EAT THEM’: SIGHTS AND SOUNDS FROM OCCUPY D.C.

TEA Party Says No Compromise, But Why?

'We Have Compromised Our Way Into Disaster'

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Editor-in-Chief Insights: Americans Rate Branches of Government

Editor-in-Chief Insights: Americans Rate Branches of Government


Obama By the Numbers

Bad economic policies have consequences: Bank Fees, ATM BoA

Obama Promotes Anti-Catholic Health Care

Insurers must cover birth control with no copays

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Bush-Era DOJer: The Obama DOJ Is Partisan


DOJ‘S ’WHISTLEBLOWER’ IN NEW BLACK PANTHER CASE RELEASES BOOK

Anti-Semitism at Occupy Wall Street Protest


We’ve been reporting on the Occupy Wall St. protesters for some time now, but we haven’t seen any signs of racism. Until now. But are they the ramblings of a disturbed man?

National Review correspondent Charles Cooke posted video Tuesday of a young man berating an older Jewish man, calling him a bum (it seems in response to being called the same term), mocking him by asking him if he speaks English, and telling him to “go back to Israel.”

Cooke describes the exchange:

Moments after I arrived, I saw a Jewish gentleman being berated when he criticized a protester. (Shortly after my video camera was switched off, he (inexplicably) shouted the N-word at the same man.)

As you can hear in the video, the man claims to be part of a local plumber’s union. But that could be erroneous, as Cooke notes he claimed to be a lot of things: “he told me that he was white, Puerto Rican, Jewish, and African-American. I suggested he was, in fact, Confused, but he didn’t take much to that.”

Also heard in the video is that the man goes by the name “lotion man” and tells Cooke to look him up on YouTube. We did, and what we found is quite disturbing.

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