Blog Smith

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.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

‘REAL NEWS’ PANEL TALKS WARREN BUFFETT AND A POSSIBLE ECONOMIC 9/11

Grandpa's Killin' Image: Another Muslim Terrorist in Training

#3332 - Family of Slain Hizbullah Terror Mastermind 'Imad Mughniyah, Encourages His Grandson to Follow in His Footsteps
Al-Manar TV (Lebanon) - February 16, 2012 - 02:04

The man Mugniyah is named for has been described as an “arch-terrorist” by Middle East News outlets. He was responsible for masterminding both the bombing at the American embassy in Beirut and the attack against the US Marines’ headquarters in Lebanon in 1983, which killed over 200 Americans. Mugniyah himself was killed in 2008.


‘COME ON GRETCHEN!’: DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ HAS ANOTHER CONTENTIOUS INTERVIEW ON ‘FOX & FRIENDS’

‘COME ON GRETCHEN!’: DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ HAS ANOTHER CONTENTIOUS INTERVIEW ON ‘FOX & FRIENDS’

3:55 Begin

Sex-Crazed Co-Eds Going Broke Buying Birth Control, Student Tells Pelosi Hearing Touting Freebie Mandate | CNSNews.com

Sex-Crazed Co-Eds Going Broke Buying Birth Control, Student Tells Pelosi Hearing Touting Freebie Mandate | CNSNews.com


CNS News’ Craig Bannister, though, challenged Fluke’s $3,000 figure and came up with some pretty interesting numbers:

$3,000 for birth control in three years? That’s a thousand dollars a year of sex – and, she wants us to pay for it. [...]
At a dollar a condom if she shops at CVS pharmacy’s website, that $3,000 would buy her 3,000 condoms – or, 1,000 a year…
Assuming it’s not a leap year, that’s 1,000 divided by 365 – or having sex 2.74 times a day, every day, for three straight years. And, I thought Georgetown was a Catholic university where women might be prone to shun casual, unmarried sex. At least its health insurance doesn’t cover contraception (that which you subsidize, you get more of, you know).


http://cnsnews.com/blog/craig-bannister/sex-crazed-co-eds-going-broke-buying-birth-control-student-tells-pelosi-hearing

Professor in Israel, 2008, JERUSALEM BELONGS TO THE JEWS. PERIOD!


Bar Ilan University political scientist Dr. Mordechai Kedar told a Moslem show host on the Arabic-language Al Jazeera television network, "Jews were in Jerusalem while your ancestors were drinking wine and bowing to idols." In a heated debate with the narrator, he added, "We don't need your permission to build" in the capital of Israel, Jerusalem.

The encounter occurred earlier this week, when Jews around the world celebrated Jerusalem Unification Day. Dr. Kedar has frequently appeared on the widely viewed Qatar-based network but this time encountered a sharp attack from the show's host, Jimal Rian.

"Building in Jerusalem is another nail in the coffin in negotiations with the Palestinian Authority," narrator Jimal Rian asserted. Dr. Kedar answered in fluent Arabic, "This was our capital 3,000 years ago, and we were here when your forefathers were drinking wine, burying girls alive and worshipping pre-Muslim idols. This is our city and it will be our city forever."

His reference to Muslims drinking wine, which is forbidden in Islam, infuriated the host. Rian wagged his finger in the air and said excitedly, "If you want to talk about history, you cannot erase Jerusalem from the Koran, and don’t attack the Muslim religion if we want to continue talking.

Dr. Kedar replied, "Jerusalem is not mentioned even once in the Koran. Jerusalem is a Jewish city."

The Al Jazeera host responded by quoting a verse from the Koran in which he thought Jerusalem was mentioned by name, but stopped in the middle upon realizing that it only refers to "the farthest place."

Dr. Kedar: "Jerusalem is not mentioned in the Koran even once. You can't rewrite the Koran on air on Al Jazeera."

Rian changed the subject to "settlements" and asked Dr. Kedar why Israel is building 1,000 new apartments and deciding to build thousands more while there are rumors that "Jerusalem will include all of the West Bank [Judea and Samaria].

The Bar Ilan researcher replied. "My friend, Israel is not counting the number of apartments that Qatar is building on the Qatar Peninsula so why are you doing so in Jerusalem? Jerusalem is our city forever and is not an issue for you, for Al Jazeera or for anyone else. Period. Jerusalem belongs only to Jews.

Replying to Rian's question if Dr. Behar's assessment is the basis for talks with the Palestinian Authority (PA), he declared, "My friend, I invite you to Jerusalem so you can see with your own eyes that it has become a flourishing city after it was in ruins under Arab rule until 1967. We rebuilt the city and opened it to Christians, Moslems and Jews equally, unlike under Muslim rule" that prohibited other religions.

The political scientist told Al Jazeera viewers, "The West bank does not belong to any nation because it was not under a nation's jurisdiction, unlike the Sinai Peninsula." No one can say it is occupied," he argued. "From what country did we take it? Until 1967, Jordan occupied it. Therefore, we can do what we want."

He explained that Al Jazeera takes a jihadic and anti-Israel stance in order to detract viewers' attention from the wealth of the oil-rich Arab kingdoms, including Qatar, where Al Jazeera is based.

"The amount of poison that they disseminate about us from our home is too dangerous, and something had to be done," he recently told the Jewish Forward, referring to the Israeli government's unannounced partial boycott of the network. He labeled Al Jazeera "the mouthpiece of the Muslim Brotherhood," the radical terrorist party that is gaining popularity in Egypt.

The TSA Is Coming To a Highway Near You

While Transportation Security Officers (TSO’s) may have the appearance of a federal law enforcement officer they have neither the authority nor the power. They are untrained.

Mosques in America nearly double since 9/11

Where is the Islamophobia?

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

DEFENSE SECRETARY PANETTA: OUR DEBT PATH THREATENS OUR NATIONAL SECURITY

DEFENSE SECRETARY PANETTA: OUR DEBT PATH THREATENS OUR NATIONAL SECURITY

WASHINGTON, February 28--In a Budget Committee hearing today, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta agreed with former Joint Chiefs Chairman Admiral Mike Mullen that the country's debt path represents a grave threat to our national security. He also called on Congress to undo the Budget Control Act sequester mechanism, which he and Sen. Sessions agreed would have a harmful effect on military readiness and capabilities. As Sen. Sessions noted, "We can't just balance this budget on the back of the Defense Department. And if we break faith with those fabulous men and women who have been deployed repeatedly--away from their families, placing their lives at risk--if they see what we've done as disproportionately targeting them for the wasteful Washington spending that's been going on, we would have broken faith with some of the best people this country has produced."

Teens Getting Jobs To Help Their Families Make Ends Meet

Teens Getting Jobs To Help Their Families Make Ends Meet

‘REAL NEWS’ PANEL TALKS WARREN BUFFETT AND A POSSIBLE ECONOMIC 9/11

‘REAL NEWS’ PANEL TALKS WARREN BUFFETT AND A POSSIBLE ECONOMIC 9/11

Guantanamo detainees get new $750G soccer field

Guantanamo detainees get new $750G soccer field

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/02/28/guantanamo-detainees-get-new-750g-soccer-field/

Obama jobs lies, Truth team facts, Real unemployment picture, Obama vs Reagan, Jobs created not lost touted

Obama vs. Reagan, jobs created or lost

There are a couple of interesting observations to be made from the above graphic from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. One, the steep decline in American jobs correlates to when the Democrats took over control of Congress. Coincidence? Perhaps. But then recall that Barack Obama begins his presidency in 2009 and the decline very much continues well into 2010 where it at least flatlines. 2010 was when Republicans then took control of the House of Representatives and gained a number of seats in the Senate – which the Democrats still control.
$5 TRILLION in lost taxpayer deficit dollars is quite a sum for what that chart reflects – stagnant job growth. Millions who remain unemployed. Millions more who have dropped out of even trying to find work and are therefor not even being counted in the unemployment figures.

For a bit of contrast check out thiscomparative chart detailing the Reagan recovery vs the Obama recovery. One president charged ahead with plans to greatly reduce taxes, lessen regulations, and pushes to increase domestic energy production in the United States. The other president – Barack Obama, called for more taxes, more regulation, and has fought increasing domestic energy production at every opportunity – such as his shutting down of the much-needed Keystone pipeline:”





The original source has more data.

Flight 93 and Pentagon Passengers on 9/11 End Up in Landfill

The policy began shortly after 9/11. Partial remains of some 9/11 victims were sent to a landfill after they could not be identified. The victims were among those killed at the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pa. On Tuesday, a new Defense Department review of the mortuary operations at Dover revealed that “several portions of remains” recovered from the Sept. 11 attacks at the Pentagon and at Shanksville also ended up in a landfill. The review, led by retired Army Gen. John P. Abizaid, did not quantify how many human remains from Sept. 11 were disposed of in this manner. It said the remains “could not be tested or identified,” apparently because they were too small or charred to allow for DNA analysis.


John Philip Abizaid is a retired General in the United States Army and former Commander of the United States Central Command (CENTCOM), overseeing American military operations in a 27-country region, from the Horn of Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, to South and Central Asia, covering much of the Middle East. Abizaid, a Lebanese American, was born in northern California. He was raised Catholic. He learned Arabic in the military.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Nuclear ballistic missile command and control technology

Not upgrading is a prime military concern.

ACTOR KIRK CAMERON‘S ’MONUMENTAL‘ FILM LOOKS TO REDISCOVER AMERICA’S ‘NATIONAL TREASURE’

ACTOR KIRK CAMERON‘S ’MONUMENTAL‘ FILM LOOKS TO REDISCOVER AMERICA’S ‘NATIONAL TREASURE’

Monumental Trailer

Are there ways in which we can recapture the country’s “national treasure” and return to our roots? What made us one of the most exceptional nations the world has ever seen? How did we stray from such a great beginning?

Korans Used as Toilet Paper in Pakistan

Why are Pakistanis throwing away 100s of Korans into sewage filled canal?

Doctors Target Boys for HPV Now as Well as Girls

Doctors call for HPV shots for boys

As for safety, the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program says that as of early February, a total of nine claims have been filed for HPV-vaccine-related deaths and 163 claims filed for injuries. So far, 25 claims have been compensated and 33 have been dismissed, the federal program said.

VAST MAJORITY OF LIKELY VOTERS THINK RICH ALREADY PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE

POLL

OBAMA TO CUT HEALTHCARE FOR TROOPS

Tricare costs would jump in budget plan

False and Accurate Views of the American Revolution

Its quite startling to read such blatantly false statements of American history and there is no public reaction whatsoever; its almost like this guy was educated in Indonesia as a child.

Iftar Ramadan Dinner: "Islam has always been part of our American family," 9/11 Tribute to Islam

I don't think they are teaching American history and culture effectively. I've looked in vain for Islam among the Founders through the War of 1812, the Civil War, World War I, and World War II. However, I've discussed American history with my Islamist associates and they are under the same mistaken impression, that Islam has always been here. In fact, Muslims in America immigrated in larger numbers about the time that Obama was born but there is American history that pre-dates Obama. Its quite important to know and understand.

We are a country founded on a principle that attracted international seekers of liberty, and the rejection of foreign and outside influence to create a uniquely, and exceptional, American character. To the extent that we dilute uniquely American culture and character, the next generation fails to grasp what is so truly revolutionary about the American Revolution. Why did an international crowd flock to fight for the American revolution if it was not truly unique and exceptional?

The American Revolution attracted an international cadre of fighters willing to fight for liberty. Polish-born Jew Haym Salomon is known as a major, if not the major, financier of the American Revolution; Other fighters--Casimir Pulaski, Thaddeus Kosciusko, Friedrich Wilhelm Augustus von Steuben, Marquis de Lafayette--Polish, Prussian, and French respectively all played leading roles. The American Revolution was exceptional to the people living at the time. They grasped the uniqueness of the American struggle for liberty and independence which is a historical fact; now seemingly lost to the products of an internationalist, America is always wrong and arrogant, multicultural education.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

ANTI-ISRAEL DISRUPTION OF NONIE DARWISH TALK: PUSHBACK AGAINST JEW-HATERS AND NOUVEAU NAZIS AT UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO



Halfway through the talk, Arab and Leftist anti-Israel students, mostly from the SJP group, stood up and began screaming and chanting in order to shut down the talk and make a disturbance that their wide network could use against us. They were surprised that people in the audience were angry and went to clear them out of the room. This was a first for UNM. Normally both sides have enough respect not to disrupt each other's events. Consequently UNM police didn't see the need to have officers at the event. However, there is a new wind blowing in the US, and the people who disrupted our talk showed us that what Nonie Darwish was saying is true.

Nonie Darwish talk at UNM


The full video on Nonie Darwish's talk at UNM on Feb. 23, 2012, up to the Q&A time.

Q&A at the Nonie Darwish Talk at UNM


Here is the Q&A session after Nonie Darwish's talk at UNM on February 23. A small amount is missing because of changing the camera battery, but it's mostly there, and is unedited.

1957 Buick Promotional and Sales Material

PolitiChick Ann-Marie Goes To Washington! (Ep 24)

"We're Not Looking to the Constitution," when it Comes to ObamaCare Mandates, Representative Kathy Hochul


New York Democrat Rep. Kathy Hochul (NY CD-26) was asked at a Town Hall Meeting yesterday where the Constitution allows the Federal Government to require a "private or religious organization to pay for anything for free?"

Rep Hochul's answer? "Well, basically, we're not looking to the Constitution on that aspect of it."

h/t http://freedomslighthouse.net/2012/02/25/ny-democrat-rep-kathy-hochul-admits-..

Top 10 Obama Apologies

Human Events

Ibn Warraq - The Superiority of Western Values, Intelligence Squared, Islam Debate


Ibn Warraq proposes the motion ''We should not be reluctant to assert the superiority of Western values'' by pointing to some of the bases of western civilisation - rational thinking, self-criticism, the search for truth, the ability to separate cultural and secular values and so on - and how these values have improved the societies that have imported them, such as South Korea and Japan. His main argument is that Western civilisation respects the rights of women, homosexuals, and members of different religions, whereas other cultures, and particularly those influenced by Islam, do not.

WE SHOULD NOT BE RELUCTANT TO ASSERT THE SUPERIORITY OF WESTERN VALUES

http://www.intelligencesquared.com/events/we-should-not-be-reluctant-to-asser...

October 2, 1998, Clinton Supporter Hoffa Encourages Violence, Anti-TEA party, nothing new


"In The Faces Of Teamsters"

Later that evening (October 2, 1998), Mayor Ed Rendell's spokesman, Kevin Feeley,
said, "the [Clinton] Protestors chose to make their views known--they chose to make their views
known in the faces of teamsters--that, generally, is not a good career choice."

Please understand that we took the remarks of Jimmy Hoffa, Jr., very personally since my brother, Don, and I were jumped and beaten by members of Teamsters Local 115 in October, 1998.

Tea Party Group Calls Hoffa's Remarks Threatening;
Says President Should Distance Himself from 'War' Rhetoric

Philadephia (August 5, 2011) -- Two Co-Founders of the Independence
Hall Tea Party, who were viciously beaten by members of Teamsters Local 115 in a1998 assault, are insisting Mr. James Hoffa, Jr., President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, retract remarks he made earlier today calling for a 'war' on the Tea Party Movement.

"At the Detroit rally this afternoon, Mr. Hoffa was suppose to warm up the crowd for President Obama. Instead, the IBT President went too far--dehumanizing Tea Party followers by telling the crowd to 'take out those sons of b-----s' and declaring 'war' on the Tea Party Movement," said Association Co-Founder and President, Teri Adams.

"My brother, Don Adams, and I know first hand that when union leaders like Mr. Hoffa use harsh and threatening rhetoric, violence is not far behind.

"We fought the Teamsters, for over a decade, in order to keep union thuggery in check. As a result of our actions, five members of Local 115 were convicted of assault and, in 2008, the Teamsters were forced to settle a civil law suit in which Mr. James Hoffa, Jr., himself, was named," said Ms. Adams.

"President Obama should have condemned Mr. Hoffa's remarks. Instead, he thanked the IBT President--which can only mean one thing. Mr. Obama agrees with the 'war' premise."

In October, 1998, at the height of the Monica Lewinsky scandal, the Adamses were jumped by a gang of Teamsters outside Philadelphia's City Hall while protesting Bill Clinton during a presidential visit. The Teamsters were on hand to defend Mr. Clinton.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

DEM CONGRESSWOMAN BOOED AT TOWN HALL FOR SUPPORTING OBAMA’S CONTRACEPTION PLAN

Stages in Developing a Nuclear Nation

Iran has increased production of a type of fuel needed to create the core of a nuclear bomb, it stops short of crossing that line.

Pentagon Official Apologizes at Virginia Mosque for Koran Burnings in Afghanistan

He apologized multiple times during a speech during prayer services at the ADAMS Center in Sterling.

4 American Soldiers Killed, Including an American Colonel and Major Who Died Execution Style for the Inadvertent Koran Burnings

4 American Soldiers Killed, Including an American Colonel and Major Who Died Execution Style for the Inadvertent Koran Burnings

Korans were burnt in Afghanistan by troops who probably did not realize they were Korans since "reports suggest the books were taken from prisoners after the US uncovered a secret Taliban message system." Afghanistan is in an uproar, in particular, American troops were targeted. Two officers were found dead in their office execution style from gunshot wounds to the head, an Afghan official said. Because of the tight security, any Afghan who carried out the attack would have had the highest clearance since they were in highly restricted areas. In fact, "the Afghan Interior Ministry identified one of its employees as a suspect in the fatal shooting of two U.S. officers in its headquarters. . . . Abdul Saboor, a 25-year-old police intelligence officer has been identified. . . . he has now fled."

The suspect has fled and is still at large.


In addition, seven U.S. military personnel believed to be Special Forces members were wounded. The protests have killed 30 people and wounded 200, including two other U.S. troops who were shot dead by an Afghan soldier.

Obama apologized for the Koran burning and the top field commander apologized. No apology was asked in response to the seven wounded troops, or the four American soldiers killed, including the two officers who were executed. Moreover, a Pentagon Official Apologized at a Virginia Mosque.

Protests have spread from the riots in Afghanistan to protests in Pakistan.

No such outcry or apology ensued in May of 2009 when CNN reported the purposeful burning of Bibles at a U.S. base in Afghanistan; unsolicited Bibles were sent by a Christian group but since only Islam is allowed to exist the Bibles were unlawful according to Afghan law.


KRAUTHAMMER EMBARRASSED BY SCALE OF U.S. APOLOGY FOR KORAN BURNING, ASKS WHEN ISLAMIC NATIONS WILL APOLOGIZE FOR THE KILLING OF CHRISTIANS

Making Sense of Problems at Fannie and Freddie

An examination of how Fannie Mae works, the current problems and some proposed actions.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Flashback: Bibles burned at U.S. base in Afghanistan, ZERO people killed

Townhall’s Katie Pavlich reminds us of a May 2009 CNN report about the purposeful burning of Bibles at a U.S. base in Afghanistan.
Military personnel threw away, and ultimately burned, confiscated Bibles that were printed in the two most common Afghan languages amid concern they would be used to try to convert Afghans, a Defense Department spokesman said Tuesday.
The unsolicited Bibles sent by a church in the United States were confiscated about a year ago at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan because military rules forbid troops of any religion from proselytizing while deployed there, Lt. Col. Mark Wright said.
Such religious outreach can endanger American troops and civilians in the devoutly Muslim nation, Wright said.
“The decision was made that it was a ‘force protection’ measure to throw them away, because, if they did get out, it could be perceived by Afghans that the U.S. government or the U.S. military was trying to convert Muslims,” Wright told CNN on Tuesday.
“Force protection,” you ask? Yeah, that’s right.
Military officers considered sending the Bibles back to the church, he said, but they worried the church would turn around and send them to another organization in Afghanistan — giving the impression that they had been distributed by the U.S. government.
That could lead to violence against troops or U.S. civilians, Wright said.

Gavin Boby June 17 2011.mp4


“It is primarily about the division between Islamic and non-Islamic society, and the lawless violence at the heart of Islamic doctrine and practice.”

Law and Freedom Foundation

GAS PRICE JUMPS 10 CENTS DURING LIVE ABC REPORT

DIANE SAWYER STUNNED AS GAS PRICE JUMPS 10 CENTS DURING LIVE ABC REPORT

ABC News - 02-22-12. Gas Price Report (Gas price rises ¢10 cents live on air in Los Angeles)


Pelosi talks about high gas prices, 2007


Now, gas prices are higher, earlier in the year, and Obummer is not to blame.

MOTHER ‘ANGRY WITH EVERYBODY’ AFTER 14-YEAR-OLD GIVEN HPV VACCINE WITHOUT PERMISSION

MOTHER ‘ANGRY WITH EVERYBODY’ AFTER 14-YEAR-OLD GIVEN HPV VACCINE WITHOUT PERMISSION


At the same time, a mother from Billings, Montana, is protesting an HPV vaccine clinic that a local health center is trying to set up at a school. The clinic would include vaccinations for both Gardasil, the HPV vaccine, and Menactra, a meningitis vaccine. But it’s the controversial HPV vaccine that Tabatha Pearson is concerned encourages promiscuity and may have negative side effects.

The cost is being underwritten by the Vaccines for Children Program, a federally funded initiative that provides vaccines at no cost to children who might not otherwise be vaccinated because of inability to pay.

Economics: Crowding Out and Bennett Effect on Higher Education

Why College Aid Makes College More Expensive

Why Arabs Lose Wars

Why Arabs Lose Wars by Norvell B. De Atkine, Middle East Quarterly, December 1999

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Sound Cloud

Sound Cloud

Cell Phone Tracking to Establish Probable Cause

TEXAS CITY TO BUY $180K CELLPHONE TRACKER TO HELP ‘COMBAT CRIMINAL ACTIVITY’

Should the police be able to use cell phone tracking technology to establish probable cause? Is it preferable to have probable cause before you track?

IS DR. SEUSS‘ ’THE LORAX‘ BRAINWASHING CHILDREN AND CREATING ’OCCU-TODDLERS?’

IS DR. SEUSS‘ ’THE LORAX‘ BRAINWASHING CHILDREN AND CREATING ’OCCU-TODDLERS?’

AUDIENCE BOOS CONTRACEPTION QUESTION — GINGRICH THEN SLAMS MEDIA OVER OBAMA AND ‘LEGALIZED INFANTICIDE’

PENNSYLVANIA JUDGE ENFORCES SHARIA: MUSLIM ATTACKS, CHOKES PARADE GOER, AMERICAN MUSLIM JUDGE RULES AGAINST INFIDEL VICTIM

The Parading Atheists of Central Pennsylvania (PACP) were marching in a Halloween parade in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania,when a Muslim stormed out of the hometown crowd to assault one of the marching atheists who wore a Zombie Muhammad costume.

Atheist Activist Participating In Local Parade Is Attacked By A Muslim

An American judge, who is a Muslim himself, in Pennsylvania ruled on the case and sided with the Muslim, and said that the victim would be put to death in Muslim societies for his "crime." The American Muslim judge stated from the bench: "I have a copy of the Koran here."

Qadi (also known as Kadi, qaadi, qaadee, qazi, kazi or kadi) (Arabic: قاضي‎ qāḍī) is a judge ruling in accordance with Islamic religious law (sharia) appointed by the ruler of a Muslim country. Because Islam makes no distinction between religious and secular domains, qadis traditionally have jurisdiction over all legal matters involving Muslims. The judgment of a qadi must be based on ijmah, the prevailing consensus of the Islamic scholars (ulema).

R. Mark Thomas represented the Muslim and applauds the judge.

"The so-called victim was the antagonist and we introduced evidence that clearly showed his attitude toward Muslims."

Talaag Elbayomy said he was at the parade with his wife and two kids and felt he just had to do something. In fact, he too called police because he thought it was a crime for someone to depict Muhammed in such a way.

Should it be a crime to insult Mohammed? Should a bad attitude toward Muslims be a crime? Should children be taught violence is acceptable if Mohammed is insulted? Why or why not?

Sharia in Pennsylvania: Muslim Attacks Infidel, Muslim Judges Rules for Attacker


A recent study examined 50 Appellate Court cases from 23 states that involve conflicts between Shariah (Islamic law) and American state law. Most of these are cases involving women and children seeking liberty in America. The study’s findings suggest that Shariah law has entered into state court decisions, in conflict with the Constitution and state public policy. The study identified 15 Trial Court cases, and 12 Appellate Court cases, where Shariah law was favored.

Judge Mark Martin Scolds Victim Who Insulted Islam


PA Magistrate Mark, "I'm a Muslim, Martin, Mechanisburg, instead of serving justice scolds a crime victim for insulting Islam and blames him for negative perceptions held by people in other countries.

Pennsylvania judges may be removed in one of two ways:

•The judicial conduct board investigates complaints regarding judicial conduct filed by individuals or initiated by the board. The board determines whether probable cause exists to file formal charges, and presents its case to the court of judicial discipline. The court has the authority to impose sanctions, ranging from a reprimand to removal from office, if the formal charges are sustained.

•Judges may be impeached by the house of representatives and convicted by two thirds of the senate.
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This is where to file or send complaints: (hat tip Brandy)

Wanda W. Sweigart, Court Administrator
wanda.sweigart@pacourts.us
phone: 717-772-3771
The Court of Judicial Discipline of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Judicial Center
601 Commonwealth Avenue, Suite 5500
P.O. Box 62595, Harrisburg, PA 17106-2595
Phone: (717) 772-3771 • Fax: (717) 772-3774

Here's the homepage http://www.cjdpa.org/index.html

UPDATE: You can write complaints to:

The Court of Judicial Discipline of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Judicial Conduct Board
601 Commonwealth Ave
Suite 3500
PO Box 62525
Harrisburg, PA 17106-2525

The courts are being used to insinuate Sharia into American courts. A Muslim judge in an American court of law dismissed a case that involved a Muslim citizen choking a non-Muslim citizen in Pennsylvania for wearing a Muhammad costume.

The Pennsylvania State Director of American Atheists, Inc., Mr. Ernest Perce V., was assaulted by a Muslim while participating in a Halloween parade. Along with a Zombie Pope, Ernest was costumed as Zombie Muhammad. The assault was caught on video, the Muslim man admitted to his crime and charges were filed in what should have been an open-and-shut case. That’s not what happened, though.

The defendant is an immigrant and claims he did not know his actions were illegal, or that it was legal in this country to represent Muhammad in any form. To add insult to injury, he also testified that his 9 year old son was present, and the man said he felt he needed to show his young son that he was willing to fight for his Prophet.

The case went to trial, and as circumstances would dictate, Judge Mark Martin is also a Muslim. What transpired next was surreal. The Judge not only ruled in favor of the defendant, but called Mr. Perce a name and told him that if he were in a Muslim country, he’d be put to death. Judge Martin’s comments included,

“Having had the benefit of having spent over 2 and a half years in predominantly Muslim countries I think I know a little bit about the faith of Islam. In fact I have a copy of the Koran here and I challenge you sir to show me where it says in the Koran that Mohammad arose and walked among the dead. I think you misinterpreted things. Before you start mocking someone else’s religion you may want to find out a little bit more about it it makes you look like a dufus and Mr. (Defendant) is correct. In many Arabic speaking countries something like this is definitely against the law there. In their society in fact it can be punishable by death and it frequently is in their society.”

Judge Martin then offered a lesson in Islam, stating,

“Islam is not just a religion, it’s their culture, their culture. It’s their very essence their very being. They pray five times a day towards Mecca to be a good Muslim, before you die you have to make a pilgrimage to Mecca unless you are otherwise told you can not because you are too ill too elderly, whatever but you must make the attempt. Their greetings wa-laikum as-Salâm (is answered by voice) may god be with you. Whenever, it’s very common when speaking to each other it’s very common for them to say uh this will happen it’s it they are so immersed in it.”

Judge Martin further complicates the issue by not only abrogating the First Amendment, but completely misunderstanding it when he said,

“Then what you have done is you have completely trashed their essence, their being. They find it very very very offensive. I’m a Muslim, I find it offensive. But you have that right, but you’re way outside your boundaries or first amendment rights. This is what, and I said I spent about 7 and a half years living in other countries. when we go to other countries it’s not uncommon for people to refer to us as ugly Americans this is why we are referred to as ugly Americans, because we are so concerned about our own rights we don’t care about other people’s rights as long as we get our say but we don’t care about the other people’s say”

But wait, it gets worse. The Judge refused to allow the video into evidence, and then said,

“All that aside I’ve got here basically.. I don’t want to say he said she said but I’ve got two sides of the story that are in conflict with each other.”

And,

“The preponderance of, excuse me, the burden of proof… “

And,

“…he has not proven to me beyond a reasonable doubt that this defendant is guilty of harassment, therefore I am going to dismiss the charge”

Historian David Littman has been chronicling, nearly alone, for over two decades, the concerted efforts of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (now “Islamic Cooperation”, OIC) to Islamize international human rights instruments and apply the sharia “standard” for blasphemy to all nations.

Religious Liberty: Obamacare's First Casualty

Religious Liberty: Obamacare's First Casualty

Should the government determine how religions operate? Why or why not?


http://blog.heritage.org/2012/02/22/morning-bell-religious-liberty-under-attack/

The controversy over the Obama Administration's anti-conscience mandate and the fight for religious liberty only serves to highlight the inherent flaws in Obamacare.

Worse Than Greece

The office of Senator Jeff Sessions, ranking member on the Senate Budget Committee, sends along this chart, showing that 'America’s Per Capita Government Debt Worse Than Greece,' as well as Ireland, Italy, France, Portugal, and Spain:

Mohamed Shohan: Dad hits son for not paying attention to Obama speech.

Shohan, 49, of 55 Mather Road, Stamford, was charged with third-degree assault, disorderly conduct and risk of injury to a child.

Two Americans Killed: Obama Apologizes for Burnt Korans


"The official said American troops at the base would have been unable to read the texts, which could have contributed to the error. Another military official said earlier the materials had been removed from a detainee center's library because they carried "extremist inscriptions" on them and there was "an appearance that these documents were being used to facilitate extremist communications."

Weak Horse, Strong Horse

The 2009 Obama speech in Cairo has been characterized by critics as an `Apology speech.' Obama's shift in policy towards the Middle East has been to be humble, internationalist, and literally as well as figuratively to bow. In either case, among those that praise Obama or condemn him, something about the respective policies of Bush and Obama shifted. There was an attempt to use statecraft and diplomacy to restore the view of America in the Middle East.


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For example, the current regime does not see itself as repeating the mistakes of Bush; the White House talking point is that they are engaged in the `Cairo Initiative' [and] Celebrates a Year of Progress" (2010) towards the Middle East.


However, it now be documented that the Arab world hates Obama more than Bush.


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The Zogby Poll, 2011 notes that Obama's charm offensive in the Arab world has failed. After he promised to restore America's international reputation, not only does the Arab world hate America more under Obama than it did under President George W. Bush, it even hates Mr. Obama - personally - more than it detested the swaggering unilateralist cowboy from Texas.


In the Palestinian territories, where the people have rarely found a more vocal champion than in the Obama White House, 82 percent of Palestinians have an unfavorable view of the United States and they have felt emboldened to form an official coalition with the strong-horse internationally recognized terrorist group Hamas.


In Egypt, America's approval ratings have dropped since Obama's now-famous Cairo speech from 30 percent to 5 percent, and the Egyptian people are embracing the strong-horse Muslim Brotherhood as their next leader.


Obama is the president who lost Turkey. In the short time that has passed since he bad-mouthed American history and power in his speech to the Turkish parliament, Turkey's approval rating for America has dropped to 14 percent. The once-secular Turkish nation has become more radicalized and Islamist, and Turkey has gone from being the vacation destination for Israeli tourists to one of Israel's biggest threats.


There are two possible strategies to adopt--the strong horse of Bush, or the weak horse of Obama--and we can now conclude on the basis of the evidence which one has been more successful. The weak horse, apologist, internationalist strategy of Obama failed.


Cf. To Lead the World: American Strategy after the Bush Doctrine, Melvyn P. Leffler, Oxford University Press, USA (2008):


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Statecraft: And How to Restore America's Standing in the World, Dennis Ross, Farrar, Straus and Giroux (2008):


www.librarything.com

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

NH HOMEOWNER ARRESTED FOR FIRING WARNING SHOT DURING BURGLARY

Should a homeowner be arrested for firing a warning shot during a burglary? Why or why not?

‘REAL NEWS FROM THE BLAZE’: THE WAR ON CHRISTIANITY

Is there a world wide persecution of Christians? Does the media misreport facts?

N.C. MOM BEHIND BLAZE EXCLUSIVE ON DAUGHTER‘S LUNCH SAYS SCHOOL HASN’T PERSONALLY APOLOGIZED

Should schools, or the government, tell parents what to feed their children? Why or why not?

REV. FRANKLIN GRAHAM REFUSES TO SAY OBAMA & ROMNEY ARE CHRISTIANS DURING CONTENTIOUS MSNBC INTERVIEW

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Holocaust: "Rainbow in the Night" Official Music Video


Rainbow in the Night, a short YouTube clip, is a brief but exceptionally powerful video created specifically for today's fast paced generation. Using stunning cinematography, a haunting score, hard hitting lyrics and vocals that will touch the deepest recesses of the soul, this historical work offers a glimpse into World War II Krakow as seen through the eyes of a survivor. Beginning with footage of a 1939 original oil painting of a synagogue being ravaged by the Nazis, shown at a private event in the survivor's home, Rainbow in the Night is an exquisitely emotional journey, as the survivor recalls first the warmth of his childhood home, then the shock and disbelief as people are forced to leave their homes for the Krakow ghetto, taken to an extermination camp and after enduring unspeakable cruelty, finally liberated. Set against a backdrop of utter despair and hopelessness, the survivor relives the inexplicable power that enabled him to persevere, the rainbow in the figurative night that promised better days to come. Culminating triumphantly with our hope for the future, the faces of hundreds of modern day Jewish children, Rainbow in the Night is both a euphoric tribute to the indomitable human spirit that enabled the Jewish people to survive against all odds and also a call to arms, to rekindle the spark of Jewish pride and unity among Jews worldwide, as we continue to rebuild the generations that were destroyed by the Nazis.
To download the song, please visit:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/rainbow-in-night-feat.-yanky/id498260454
http://www.mostlymusic.com/rainbow-in-the-night.html

Executive Producer - Cecelia Margules
Directed by Daniel Finkelman
Cinematography by Mauricio Arenas
Produced by Daniel Finkelman and Maurico Arenas
Art director - Tzirel Raskin

Co-produced by:
Sigmund Rolat
The Rabbi Leib Geliebter Memorial Foundation, Dr. Joseph Geliebter, Director.
Adam Margules
Lev Rivkin

Song written and composed by Cecelia Margules
Musical production - Yitzhak Shemtov
Score - Israel Edelson
Vocals - Yanky Lemmer, Sparks Choir
Vocals recorded by: Ruli Ezrachi

Cast: Yanky Lemmer, Ari Raskin, Leah Raskin, Justyna Orzechowska, Iga Piwowarczyk, Meir Stessel, Zahava Stessel, Harry Wanderer, Mark Orbach, Helen Orbach, Eddy Privitzer, David Vaitsman, Yehudah Lindenblatt, Rubin Margules, Arlene Fox, Moshe Fox, Gladys Kohler, Dr. Jeffery Weber, Rachel Margules, Eli Verschleiser, Jacob Verschleiser, Lev Rivkin, Tzvi Berke

Art director 2nd unit - Kim Schnieder
Stylists - Danna Gal (NY)
Art assistants - Karolina Ziółkowska, Izabela Ziółkowska
Line Producer: Valerie Hayward, Paul Plonka, Kasia Lesniak
Associate Producers (Poland): Kasia Lesniak, 24MEDIA production
Production Manager (Poland): Agnieszka Dudala, Michal Nowak
Production Assistants (New York): Althea Wilson-Berkowitz, Alejandro Marulanda, Eva Serebrinsky
Production Assistants (Poland): Michal Novák, Jacek Czepulkowski, Pawel Kantor, Marcin Protasiewicz
Costume Designer -- Iza Ziolkowska, Karolina Ziolkowska (Poland)
Scenography -- Ewelina Gasior, Alicja Kazimierczak, Iwona Bandzarewicz
Set builder -- Rafal Szybki
Camera operators: Pawel Plonka (Poland) Ivan Cortazar (NY)
Light/gaffer -- Marian Brzoza
Key grip -- Zbyszek Mierzwinski
Grip assistant -- Marek Bajda, Bartek Szoja, Milosz Skorczynski
Set Manager -- Dominik Czepulkowski
Focus Puller/1st AC -- Pawel Krawczyk
Camera assistants: Sean Sinderbrand, Eric Bejarano, Simon Luethi,
Noel Galvez Rodriguez, Dominik Czepułkowski, Bartłomiej Szoja
1st Assistant Director (NY) - Samantha Santos
Editors: Eric Bejarano, Massimo Crapanzano
Driver - Jack Crocknin
Makeup - Lauren Killip (NY) Anna Jachimczak, Basia Kulaga (Poland)
Catering: "The Olive Tree" (Krakow) "Bunch 'O' Bagels" (NY)
Cover design by: Designsbysruly.com
Website by: Thesaberteam.com
Thanks to: Sheldon Margules, Rabbi Dovid Plotkin, Rabbi Jeremy Fader, Hebrew Academy of Long Beach, Benshimon's studio, Leslie Maria A, Shoshana Lyampe, Mendy Schlanger, Richie Hagler, Menachem Cohen, Sandy Eller, Sruly Meyer, Patrick Michael Wickham, Tzippy Finkelman

Obama Announces He Will Violate the Constitution and Not Engage in Phony Elections

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/obama-brags-about-bypassing-congress-again-joe-and-i-are-going-to-act/

The Department of Homeland Security in Action: Ordinary American Citizens Take Care of Business, Its All We Ever Really Needed

VIDEO: MUSLIM SCREAMING "ALLAH IS GREAT" ARRESTED AFTER CAUSING DISTURBANCE, TACKLED BY OTHER PASSENGERS ON CONTINENTAL FLIGHT TO HOUSTON

Can American citizens be secure in their persons and defend themselves? Why or why not?


Two arrested after disturbance on Continental flight headed to Houston KHOU Two people were arrested after a scare on board a Continental flight that was headed to Houston. view full article From Jihad Watch: "Two Middle Eastern men" on a Continental flight from Portland to Houston. "He was screaming, 'Allah is great, Allah is great,' you know, and it kinda worries you when all of that happens..." says a passenger on the flight in the video above. The KHOU story doesn't mention this, and says the flight turned around and landed back in Portland because one of them wouldn't obey the "No Smoking" sign.

VIDEO: WILDING MUSLIMS SCREAMING "ALLAHU AKBAR" ATTACK ARTIST LARS VILKS AT 'MOHAMMAD' LECTURE


How to Remove Your Google Search History Before Google's New Privacy Policy Takes EffectJ

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Pennsylvania Ballot Challenge Press Conference Video: Commander Kerchner Schools Staffers; Applauded


Pennsylvania Press Conference on Obama Ballot Access Challenge, 3 PM 17 Feb 2012
Harrisburg PA

Kerchner & Laudenslager v Obama
PA Ballot Challenge/Objection Filing

Speakers:
Attorney Karen L. Kiefer
Counsel for Objectors
CDR Charles Kerchner (Ret)
Lead Plaintiff/Objector
Dale Laudenslager
Plaintiff/Objector

http://www.art2superpac.com/paballot.html

Libya

www.washingtontimes.com


"The report said the jihadist plotting coincided with the high-profile emergence of Abu Abdallah al-Sadiq, a former leader of the al Qaeda-linked Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) and now a leading rebel. He is currently known as Abdel Hakim al-Khulidi Belhaj and led rebels in overrunning Col. Gadhafis Tripoli compound."


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Libyan Draft Constitution: Sharia is Principal Source of Legislation


In Libya a draft constitutional charter for the transitional state has appeared online. The inescapable clause lies right in Part 1, Article 1: Islam is the Religion of the State, and the principal source of legislation is Islamic Jurisprudence (Sharia). Under this constitution, in other words, Islam is law.


What was the cost to the American taxpayer to institute Sharia law in Libya?


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Obama's Intervention in Libya Cost At Least $896 Million


The Islamists that were fighting American troops have now been legitimized in Libya at a cost to the American taxpayer of almost a billion dollars; Obama instituted sharia law in another state.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Presidents and Faith

MESSIAH COLLEGE PROFESSOR: ‘OBAMA MAY BE THE MOST EXPLICITLY CHRISTIAN PRESIDENT IN AMERICAN HISTORY’

We examined whether Washington was a devout Christian or not; we considered whether Lincoln expressed a deep faith in God.

Then Senator Obama's 28 June 2006 speech to the group Call to Renewal.

In comparison to Washington and Lincoln, does Obama appear to be a devout Christian? Does he express a deep faith in the God of the Bible? What does the evidence suggest?

It's a Girl! Documentary Film - Official Trailer, India, China


In India, China and many other parts of the world today, girls are killed, aborted and abandoned simply because they are girls. The United Nations estimates as many as 200 million girls are missing in the world today because of this so-called "gendercide".

This documentary film tells the stories of abandoned and trafficked girls, of women who suffer extreme dowry-related violence, of brave mothers fighting to save their daughters' lives, and of other mothers who would kill for a son. Global experts and grassroots activists put the stories in context and advocate different paths towards change, while collectively lamenting the lack of any truly effective action against this injustice.

Learn more about the film and sign up for email updates at www.itsagirlmovie.com

MEMRI: Egyptian Presidential Candidate Tawfiq Okasha Predicts that Egyptian Army Will Open Fire on "Its Enemies" – the US, Germany, and Israel – Within Three Months; States That If Not for the Holocaust, the Jews Would Have Annihilated the Germans

MEMRI: Egyptian Presidential Candidate Tawfiq Okasha Predicts that Egyptian Army Will Open Fire on "Its Enemies" – the US, Germany, and Israel – Within Three Months; States That If Not for the Holocaust, the Jews Would Have Annihilated the Germans

http://www.memritv.org/clip_transcript/en/3321.htm


Following are excerpts from an interview with Egyptian presidential candidate Tawfiq Okasha, owner of Al-Faraeen TV, which aired on Al-Faraeen TV on February 9, 2012:

Tawfiq Okasha: Hitler's principle was that the best race must become master of the world, and must spread worldwide. Hitler established German Nazism on this, in order to rule and own the world. On the other hand, we find that this is precisely the same philosophy as that of the Israelites and the Jews, who say: We are the Semitic people, we are the best people in the world, and we must rule and own the world, because the Semites are the kinds of the Earth and all that is upon it.

[…]

Hitler knew that the Jews upheld the same ideology. They shared the same ideology. Hitler believed that the Germans were the masters of the world, whereas the Jews believe that they are the masters of the world. Thus, a battle ensued – either the Jews would destroy Hitler, so that they would be able to continue pursuing their goal of ruling the world, or else Hitler would annihilate the Jews, and realize his own goal of ruling the world. This led the Jews to play a very important role in World War II, which brought about Hitler's defeat.

What all the intellectuals and all the people believe is that the reason for Hitler's defeat in World War II was that he moved his forces into Russia at a time of heavy snow. The temperature in Russia reached minus 7, 10, or 12 degrees Celsius, and the German soldiers and officers were not used to this climate. On the other hand, Hitler sent his forces to North Africa in June, July, and August, when the weather was very hot, and there too, his soldiers were unable to cope with the weather. People believe that these two fronts were the main reason for Hitler's defeat. That is what historians have written. But no. That is a mistake.

The truth is that a secret battle was conducted between Hitler and the Jews, and Hitler launched this battle with the Holocaust. All the Jews and all the historians say that Hitler burned the Jews in the Holocaust. Nope. Hitler gathered all the Jews that he could, and all the depraved people that he could… In other words, people who were unable to work – people with polio, people with special needs, and the elderly… He rounded them up and burned them. He said that they were non-productive and were a burden on the German economy, and therefore, let them enter the Holocaust.

The Jewish Holocaust was not only for the Jews, but for everybody who was "depraved," in Hitler's view. These included Muslims and Christians – everybody.
[…]

Hitler was defeated in World War II because the Jews conducted a clandestine battle against him, by planting one… Two of Hitler's advisors were working for the Jews. They were the ones who advised Hitler to mobilize his forces to Russia and to North Africa. Hence, the Jews managed to get close to Hitler, by means of his closest advisors.

[…]

See how long the Jews have been conspiring against the world? Since the end of World War II. They struck the Soviet Union, and it collapsed. They entered Eastern Europe through NGO's, under the pretext of promoting democracy, and so on. They divided all the countries. Yugoslavia was divided. In the Balkan countries, wars were waged and massacres carried out, and they conducted revolutions on rivers of blood, while claiming that this was non-violent, peaceful change. Get it? They conducted close to twenty bloody revolutions in order to achieve this goal. Why did Germany join all these NGO's? Because each party has its own interests. Germany is getting ready to rule the world once again.

[…]

I say this to the Jews: Brothers, do not lie to yourselves. You have played around with German demography as best you could, and you have managed to get the Germans to abhor marriage. This was in order to prevent births. But what is happening now in Germany? For the past five years exactly, marriages have sky-rocketed, and so has the birth rate in Germany today.

[…]

America, Israel, and the European Union are planning to destroy three institutions in Egypt with exceptional malice: the Egyptian general intelligence agency, the Egyptian armed forces, and the Egyptian military intelligence.

[…]

As of today, the war effort of the people has begun. This is essential. A war effort! People, we are waging battle against the greatest country in the world, and against the second greatest country in the world. America is the greatest country in the world, and Germany is the second greatest country economically. We are fighting two superpowers. There are eight great industrialized countries in the world, and we are fighting two of them. We are currently at war with two of them – an official, declared war. The movement of the armed forces today means a real war, but worse is still to come.

[…]

Either the country is wide open, with holes like sieve, or else they call us enemies of democracy. What's that supposed to mean? That's what is written in The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.

[…]

This is a fierce and bitter battle, which began without any shooting, but will end with shooting. I say this here and now. The Egyptian army will open fire on the armies of the enemies. While you are talking to me right now, the battle with tanks, cannons, and airplanes is near.

Interviewers: I said at the beginning of the show that the war that Egypt is undergoing is not a war of shooting, of missiles, and so on. When will Egypt wage such a war?

Tawfiq Okasha: Within three months. Armed war will begin within three months.

WomenNow Islamic Science Rediscovered Introduction


The astrolabe was developed, if not perfected, long before Muhammad was born.

The zero, which is often attributed to Muslims, and what we know today as "Arabic numerals" did not originate in Arabia, but in pre-Islamic India.

Aristotle's work was preserved in Arabic not initially by Muslims at all, but by Christians such as the fifth century priest Probus of Antioch, who introduced Aristotle to the Arabic-speaking world. Another Christian, Huneyn ibn-Ishaq (809-873), translated many works by Aristotle, Galen, Plato and Hippocrates into Syriac. His son then translated them into Arabic. The Syrian Christian Yahya ibn 'Adi (893-974) also translated works of philosophy into Arabic, and wrote one of his own, The Reformation of Morals. His student, another Christian named Abu 'Ali 'Isa ibn Zur'a (943-1008), also translated Aristotle and others from Syriac into Arabic.

The first Arabic-language medical treatise was written by a Christian priest and translated into Arabic by a Jewish doctor in 683.

The first hospital was founded in Baghdad during the Abbasid caliphate -- not by a Muslim, but a Nestorian Christian.

A pioneering medical school was founded at Gundeshapur in Persia -- by Assyrian Christians.

I wonder if an Islamic scientist took flight, not documented or verified by anyone of course, over the hills of Spain 1000 years ago, why did Muslims forget how to do it until the Wright Brothers stumbled on it in 1903?

Camera is from the Greek kamara, meaning "vaulted chamber," from PIE base *kam- "to arch." The origin, in English arises in 1700–10, from the Latin camera, meaning vaulted room, vault.

WomenNow visit The Tech Museum for a tour around Ingenious Innovations: Islamic Science Rediscovered exhibition. Roqua Montez, Director of Public Relations here at The Tech Museum, briefly talks about what to expect and what visitors can obtain from the exhibition.

About The Tech Museum
The Tech Museum is a hands-on technology and science museum for people of all ages and backgrounds. The museum - located in the Capital of Silicon Valley - is a non-profit learning resource established to engage people in exploring and experiencing technologies affecting their lives. Through programs such as The Tech Challenge presented by Cisco, our annual team design competition for youth, and internationally renowned programs such as The Tech Awards presented by Applied Materials, Inc., The Tech Museum celebrates the present and encourages the development of innovative ideas for a more promising future.

Gingrich: Defeating Obama 'Most Dangerous President in US History' a 'Duty Of National Security'

Burn Koran Burn

Nato apologises for Afghan Koran 'burning'

"Reports suggest the books were taken from prisoners after the US uncovered a secret Taliban message system."

The terrorist communication system was disrupted; but, the anti-American actions will continue. "The materials recovered will be properly handled by appropriate religious authorities," according to an official statement. As a result, more American soldiers will die as the Islamist authorities will continue to transmit the suspect communications.

Grants longest hearing in recent history for Obamacare...

If the justices decide the Anti-Injunction Act applies, they could put off a decision on whether the health care law is constitutional for several years.

Supreme Court will consider challenge to affirmative action at University of Texas

The case will be argued in the fall.

SANTORUM'S SATAN WARNING

The former senator from Pennsylvania warned in 2008 how politics and government are falling to Satan.

Magic Johnson Gets Bailout

Johnson's entry into the television arena comes courtesy of communications giant Comcast Corp. as part of its agreement with the FCC and Department of Justice to diversify the cable landscape.

During the extensive review process, which spanned all of 2010, executives were called before Congress to defend the merger. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) was particularly tenacious in her grilling of NBCUniversal and Comcast officers, questioning their commitment to hiring and advancing minorities.

Magic Johnson to launch TV network via Comcast

Monday, February 20, 2012

PATRIOT GUARD RIDERS DROWN OUT WESTBORO BAPTIST CHURCH PROTESTERS

PATRIOT GUARD RIDERS DROWN OUT WESTBORO BAPTIST CHURCH PROTESTERS

Rocket Across America: Air Force Witches


To accommodate these future Air Force officers who worship barefoot to channel the Earth goddess, the academy recently spent $80,000 to construct the Falcon Prayer Circle. On a secluded hilltop, around a roaring fire pit, cadets are free to worship as they wish, as long as they maintain "good order and discipline." That means no nudity or animal sacrifices, but otherwise total religious freedom.

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Reagan vs. Obama on Iran

Reagan vs. Obama on Iran

Obama, The Great (Appeaser) from Ronald Reagan, 4:18


Reagan warned us about appeasing the enemy and caving to evil.

Obama's Message to the Iranian People [Subtitled]


Mar 20, 2009, Obama's special video message for all those celebrating Nowruz, or "New Day."

Nearly half of all Americans don’t pay income taxes

SANTORUM: ‘I WASN’T SUGGESTING THE PRESIDENT‘S NOT A CHRISTIAN,’ History Prof Says Obama Most Christian Ever

Video clips

MESSIAH COLLEGE PROFESSOR: ‘OBAMA MAY BE THE MOST EXPLICITLY CHRISTIAN PRESIDENT IN AMERICAN HISTORY’

‘MY CHILD WAS NOT STILLBORN!’: RICK SANTORUM GETS HEATED WITH BOB SCHIEFFER DURING PRENATAL TESTING DISCUSSION

ISLAMIC WORSHIPERS CAUGHT HURLING STONES AT CHRISTIAN TOURISTS NEAR TEMPLE MOUNT: Lamestream Media Will Report, Impoverished, Disaffected Youth Expressing Themselves

ISLAMIC WORSHIPERS CAUGHT HURLING STONES AT CHRISTIAN TOURISTS NEAR TEMPLE MOUNT

Washington Post: Gingrich archives show his public praise, private criticism of Reagan

Ronald Reagan’s “weakness,” Gingrich told the National Academy of Public Administration in Atlanta, was that “he didn’t think government mattered. . . . The Reagan failure was to grossly undervalue the centrality of government as the organizing mechanism for reinforcing societal behavior.”

Sunday, February 19, 2012

YouTube Mix for Jackie Mittoo

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Highlights: After the Skatalites split, Mittoo began a solo career, scoring a major hit with his rendition of the Heptones' "Fatty Fatty." The instrumental smash "Ram Jam" followed in 1967, and resulted in a series of instrumental LPs, among them In London, Evening Time, Keep on Dancing, Now, and Macka Fat.

Jackie Mittoo & the Skatalites - El Bang Bang


Keyboard virtuoso Jackie Mittoo was among the true legends of reggae -- a founding member of the Skatalites and an extraordinarily prolific songwriter, he was perhaps most influential as a mentor to countless younger performers, primarily through his work as the musical director at the famed Studio One. Born Donat Roy Mittoo in Browns Town, Jamaica on March 3, 1948, he began playing keyboards at the age of four, and was rarely far from a piano through his teen years, performing professionally in groups including the Vagabonds and the Vikings. He frequently skipped school to play with the house band at nearby Federal Studios, and it was there that he met producer Coxsone Dodd, who recruited Mittoo for recording sessions when the scheduled pianist failed to appear on time. While attending Kingston College, he began jamming with fellow student Augustus Pablo, and they eventually formed a trio -- the Jackie Mitree -- which performed his original compositions.

By 1962, Mittoo was earning attention across the island for his work in the band the Sheiks, one of Jamaica's most sought-after club attractions. Despite rechristening themselves the Cavaliers Orchestra, their popularity continued to soar without missing a beat. When Dodd opened Studio One in Kingston in 1963, he tapped Mittoo to serve as musical director; in the years to follow he played on virtually every disc the studio produced, arranging much of the material and helping develop new songs until they were sufficiently polished to meet standards. By the early months of 1964, he set about forming a new band with Studio One session regulars Tommy McCook, Lloyd Brevette, and Lester Sterling, as well as the Cavaliers' Lloyd Knibb and Johnny Moore. Dubbing themselves the Skatalites, they were to become the quintessential ska band of the period; also featuring the legendary trombonist Don Drummond, the group lasted just 14 months -- from June 1964 to August 1965 -- but their influence on music worldwide remains incalculable.

After the Skatalites split, Mittoo began a solo career, scoring a major hit with his rendition of the Heptones' "Fatty Fatty." The instrumental smash "Ram Jam" followed in 1967, and resulted in a series of instrumental LPs, among them In London, Evening Time, Keep on Dancing, Now, and Macka Fat. At the same time, Mittoo continued his relentless pace at Studio One -- according to the terms of his basic arrangement with Dodd, he received payment upon delivering five new rhythms a week, which over the years resulted in literally thousands of compositions which he both produced and arranged. Among Mittoo's greatest contributions of the mid- to late '60s were "Darker Shade of Black" (the basis for Frankie Paul's "Pass the Tu Sheng Peng"), Freddie McGregor's "Bobby Babylon," Alton Ellis' "I'm Still in Love with You," the Cables' "Feel Like Jumping" and the rocksteady anthem "Baby Why," and Marcia Griffiths' first hit. In 1970, his "Peanie Wallie" was also versioned by the Wailers, becoming the hit "Duppy Conqueror."

Mittoo relocated from Jamaica to Toronto, Ontario in 1968, one of many reggae performers who found a home among the clubs lining the city's Yonge Street area. He returned to Kingston regularly, however, and was closely aligned with Dodd and Studio One throughout the decades to follow. In Toronto, Mittoo also accepted a day job working for the Canadian Talent Library, an organization which worked to ensure that a sufficient amount of Canadian music was broadcast over national radio airwaves. By 1972, he had lived there for four years, and as such, his work became qualified as "Canadian content," so for the CTL he recorded the album Reggae Magic, which launched the hit 'Wish Bone." During the mid-'70, Mittoo also traveled to England to record a series of LPs with Bunny Lee; during the next decade, he worked regularly with Sugar Minott as well. In 1989, Mittoo joined the reunited Skatalites, but health problems soon forced him to bow out; he died of cancer on December 16, 1990. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi

Should Be Burnt: Saudi Flag Raised Over American, in America

COLORADO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL UNDER FIRE AFTER SAUDI FLAG RAISED ABOVE AMERICAN FLAG

A Fort Collins, Colorado, elementary school has ignited anger and frustration after the American flag was lowered and the Saudi Arabian flag was elevated in a room inside the educational facility.

Bauder Elementary School principal, Brian Carpenter, claims that he has no idea how this happened.

In fact, the flag situation, he says, was rectified as soon as he was made aware of it. Carpenter told the The Greeley Gazette.

The Gazette notes:

The display is a violation of Public Law 94-344 of the Federal Flag Law which states “No other flag or pennant should be placed above, or, if on same level, to the right of the flag of the United States of America,…No person shall display the flag of the United Nations or any other national or international flag equal, above, or in a position of superior prominence or honor to, or in place of, the United States at any place within the United States or any territory or possession thereof:…”:

Some, of course, would wonder why a Saudi flag was up at Bauder Elementary to begin with. Carpenter explained that the school has international flags posted around the facility. They are intended to recognize the diverse nationalities of both students and parents, alike, he says.

Influential Macro-Economic Theories and the 2012 Presidential Election

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‘WE’VE GOT TO DO THE JOB’: FORMER NETANYAHU CHIEF OF STAFF SAYS ISRAELI STRIKE ON IRAN ‘IMMINENT’

‘WE’VE GOT TO DO THE JOB’: FORMER NETANYAHU CHIEF OF STAFF SAYS ISRAELI STRIKE ON IRAN ‘IMMINENT’

The former chief of staff to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on 18 February that an Israeli strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities is “imminent.”

Naftali Bennett appeared on Fox News’ “Huckabee” and painted a dire picture of a world with a nuclear Iran, saying Israel will not hesitate to take action if necessary — and that time is of the essence.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/weve-got-to-do-the-job-former-netanyahu-chief-of-staff-says-israeli-strike-on-iran-imminent/

Sermon of Father Jay Scott Newman - Tyrannical Government Decrees and the Religious Liberty Crisis

Sermon of Father Jay Scott Newman - Tyrannical Government Decrees and the Religious Liberty Crisis

St. Mary's Catholic Church, Greenville, South Carolina, February 5, 2012

Conflicts Between Shariah Law and American State Courts

Cases evaluates 50 Appellate Court cases from 23 states that involve conflicts between Shariah (Islamic law) and American state law.

These cases are the stories of Muslim American families, mostly Muslim women and children, who were asking American courts to preserve their rights to equal protection and due process. These families came to America for freedom from the discriminatory and cruel laws of Shariah. When our courts then apply Shariah law in the lives of these families, and deny them equal protection, they are betraying the principles on which America was founded.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

A-10 Warthog: Attack Run

Islamist Students All Over the Northeast: NYPD

Yale, UPenn, Stony Brook University, City College of New York, Brooklyn College, Baruch College, Hunter College, Queens College, La Guardia Community College, Syracuse University, Rutgers University, SUNY-Buffalo, Columbia, New York University, Clarkson University, the Newark and New Brunswick campuses of Rutgers, SUNY-Albany, and Potsdam, N.Y., Baruch College, and St. John’s University.

The Islamists promoted Tariq Ramadan, Siraj Wahaj, Hamza Yusuf and Zaid Shakir.


View the report at: http://apne.ws/zLpfdM

World History: World War II, German Submarine War: ‘REAL NEWS’ REAL HISTORY: OPERATION DRUMBEAT

Pop-up Fabrication of the Harvard Monolithic Bee (Mobee)


The Harvard Monolithic Bee is a millimeter-scale flapping wing robotic insect produced using Printed Circuit MEMS (PC-MEMS) techniques. This video describes the manufacturing process, including pop-up book inspired assembly. This work was funded by the NSF, the Wyss Institute, and the ASEE. Music: D-Song by Bonobo

See "Monolithic fabrication of millimeter-scale machines" and "Popup-book MEMS":
https://micro.seas.harvard.edu/publications.html

China: "Weapons Of Jobs Destruction" - NewsHour Segment On Chinese Business Partnerships

"Weapons Of Jobs Destruction" - NewsHour Segment On Chinese Business Partnerships

Dreamworks Animation heads to China

Watch Are Chinese Business Partnerships Good for U.S. Companies? on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.

PBS' NewsHour had a terrific segment exploring the question, Are Chinese Business Partnerships a Good Deal for U.S. Companies? Watch Peter Navarro describe what he calls "weapons of job destruction."
Interviewed on the segment were Peter Navarro, professor of economics at the University of California, Irvine, and author of "Death by China: Confronting the Dragon," and Stephen Orlins, president of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.

Peter Navarro's "weapons of job destruction" include:
currency manipulation,
illegal export subsidies,
the theft of our intellectual property.
the use of worker abuses that have 16-hour days, seven days a week, and suicide nets at companies like Foxconn, which make our iPad,
and finally the worst environmental regulations in the world, which are turning that country into a living hell for over a billion people.

Friday, February 17, 2012

NYPD Identify 53 Mosques of Concern, 263 "Hot Spots"

Docs: NYPD eyed 250-plus mosques, student groups

They "identified 53 `mosques of concern' and placed undercover officers and informants there, the documents show."

"Many of those mosques were flagged for allegations of criminal activity, such as alien smuggling, financing Hamas or money laundering. Others were identified for having ties to Salafism, a hardline movement preaching a strict version of Islamic law. Still others were identified for what the documents refer to as `rhetoric.'"

"New York Police identified 263 `hot spots' throughout the city, the documents show. Like the mosques, the examples of hot spots ranged from businesses that sold untaxed cigarettes and where inflammatory rhetoric was overheard to those with less obvious criminal connections."

"Police also kept tabs on seven of the area's Muslim student associations, defined in the documents as `a university-based student group, with an Islamic focus, involved with religious and political activities.' Two were flagged for having Salafi speakers. One was cited for having students who are `politically active and are radicalizing.'"

NYPD Confidential

SHALE FRACKING NOT TO BLAME FOR GROUNDWATER POLLUTION

“We found no direct evidence that hydraulic fracturing itself had contaminated groundwater.”

Geithner questioned over Obama’s budget by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), mostly “just laughed at Chaffetz the whole time.”

Geithner questioned over Obama’s budget by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), mostly “just laughed at Chaffetz the whole time.”

Tim Geithner to Paul Ryan: "We don't have a definitive solution... We just don't like yours"

Tim Geithner to Paul Ryan: "We don't have a definitive solution... We just don't like yours"

Partial video transcript:

[RYAN] If we can’t make good on our bonds in the future, who is going to invest in our country? We do not want to have a debt crisis, and so it comes down to confidence in trajectory. Do we have confidence that we are getting our fiscal situation under control, that we are preventing the debt from getting to these catastrophic levels [in your chart]. “You are showing that you have no plan to get this debt under control.” You are saying that we are going to stabilize it, but then it is just going to shoot back up, and so my argument is that is Europe. That is bringing us toward a European debt crisis, because we are showing the world – credit markets, future Seniors who are organizing their lives on the promises that are being made to them today, we don’t have a plan to make good on this…

[GEITHNER] Mr. Chairman…maybe we are not disagreeing in the sense that I made it absolutely clear that what our budget does is get our debtdown to a sustainable path over the budget window…You were right to say we are not coming before you today to say we have a definitive long term problem. What we do know is, we don’t like yours.

Law enforcement Shoots Down Private Drone

Animal rights group says drone shot down

Iran: Obama's False Flag to Get Re-elected

US officials believe Iran sanctions will fail, making military action likely

Thursday, February 16, 2012

WHY DID A TV GROUP HAVE A MI EDUCATOR’S CONTROVERSIAL TESTIMONY REMOVED FROM THE INTERNET?

WHY DID A TV GROUP HAVE A MI EDUCATOR’S CONTROVERSIAL TESTIMONY REMOVED FROM THE INTERNET?

‘FRACKING CRAZY’ OR ‘FRACKING BRILLIANT?’: A LOOK AT THE PRO-FRACKING DOCUMENTARY ‘FRACKNATION’


http://www.theblaze.com/stories/fracking-crazy-or-fracking-brilliant-a-look-at-the-pro-fracking-documentary-fracknation/

SIOA EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: PARENTS AT HILLSBOROUGH SCHOOL BOARD MEETING DEMAND HAMAS-CAIR INDOCTRINATION OF SCHOOL CHILDREN CEASE

Geithner Refuses To Say Whether Obama Budget Cuts Spending

Geithner Refuses To Say Whether Obama Budget Cuts Spending


WASHINGTON, February 16—Following up on earlier testimony from White House budget chief Jeffrey Zients, Sen. Sessions asked Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner if the president's budget proposes to increase or decrease spending relative to the levels that Congress and the president agreed to in August. Once again, the witness refused to give a direct answer. In reality, spending increases by $1.5 trillion over the levels set by the Budget Control Act.

To view Zients' testimony, please click here: http://youtu.be/IF2TkI7R9n4

James Clapper to Sen. Inhofe: Obama's nuclear disarmament plan is "news to me"

Sen. Jim Inhofe questioned National Intelligence Director, James Clapper, about a recent AP report that says the Obama administration is weighing options for sharp new cuts to the U.S. nuclear force, including a reduction of up to 80 percent in the number of deployed weapons.

"It's new to me", said Clapper.

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  • Perrottet, Tony, The Naked Olympics: The True Story of the Olympic Games;
  • Peters, Ralph, New Glory: Expanding America's Global Supremacy;
  • Phillips, Kevin, American Dynasty: Aristocracy, Fortune, and the Politics of Deceit in the House of Bush;
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  • Posner, Gerald, Case Closed: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Assassination of JFK;
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