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Try to Take Our Guns and You Will Have a Civil War – Maryand Sheriff to Feds

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 06:25

A Maryland Sheriff took an unusual stand against the Federal Government. These Statements were made in regard to the fear that the Feds would be acting on executive edict:

We are Americans. We must not allow, nor shall we tolerate, the actions of criminals, no matter how heinous the crimes, to prompt politicians to enact laws that will infringe upon the liberties of responsible citizens who have broken no laws.”

We are Americans. We must not allow, nor shall we tolerate, the actions of criminals, no matter how heinous the crimes, to prompt politicians to enact laws that will infringe upon the liberties of responsible citizens who have broken no laws.”

 

Mueller later stated, “We’re restricted and prohibited from enforcing all types of federal laws, including immigration laws. It would be unreasonable for anyone to think that I would enforce a federal firearms law.” Since then, anti-gun crusaders have slowed down amidst fierce push-back from patriots. Still, patriotic law enforcers are willing to speak out. Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis, a sheriff in the state of Maryland, recently reminded the citizens of his county that he will not violate the Constitution and warned the federal government that any attempt to disarm Americans will result in an all-out Civil War. “I made a vow and a commitment,” Lewis said. “As long as I am sheriff of this county, I will not allow the federal government to come in here and strip my citizens of the right to bear arms.” Sheriff Lewis is mindful of keeping firearms out of the hands of dangerous felons, but also explained, “[W]e do not need to strip law abiding citizens of their Second Amendment right to bear arms. That I get upset over. I really do.” Sheriff Lewis also added a stern warning to the federal government about what will happen if they try to disarm the law-abiding populace: “I can tell you this,” Lewis said, “if they attempt to do that, it will be an all-out civil war. No question about it.” It’s encouraging to see that even as federal lawmakers and supposed federal law enforcers forget their duty to preserve liberty on behalf of the American people, rampant tyranny is bound to be checked by local authorities and the will of a fierce American population that is armed and unwilling to acquiesce to tyrants.

I have to say, I was surprised by the kickback from law enforcement. I had always assumed that I would be defending my right to have guns TO law enforcement. I am glad that there are still a few good apples out there that actually believe in the Constitution and defending their constituents.

Survivor Of ISIS Children’s Camp Reveals Horrors He Witnessed: Men Crucified, Women Stoned To Death

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 00:48

A boy who was 13 when he entered an ISIS children’s camp says he was whipped and forced to watch executions, among other atrocities.

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Under supervision by militants, he was taught the Quran, trained in the use of weapons and forced to watch men being crucified and women stoned to death.

He was also made to take oaths of allegiance to ISIS leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and witness boys younger than himself being ‘brought to the camp and lashed’.

Today, Mohammed, who was eventually pulled out of the camp after 30 days by his father and later fled to Turkey with his family, described some of his horrific experiences there.

‘When we go to the mosque, they order us to come the next day at a specific time and place to [watch] heads cut off, lashings or stonings,’ he told CNN.

Sick. ISIS might actually be the most evil regime in history.

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“Sociopath” Architect Related to Cesar Chavez Accused Of Intentionally Spreading HIV

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 00:36

Thomas Miguel Guerra, a landscape architect who claims to be related to Cesar Chavez, is accused of intentionally spreading HIV to other gay men in California. Naturally, he also bragged about it via text.

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According to prosecutors, Guerra was on a mission to spread the potentially deadly virus to as many people as possible.

Guerra, who also goes by the name Ashton Chavez on the gay dating site Grindr, has pleaded not guilty to a previous count of violating the city’s Health and Safety code.

Attorney James M. V. Fitzpatrick said his client maintains his innocence and will enter a not guilty plea again when he is arraigned September 2 for the amended complaint that specifies HIV.

Fitzpatrick said the allegations were made by a jilted boyfriend after a bad break-up and are baseless.

Some of his victims allege that he’s spread the virus to hundreds of others.

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Farmer Barricades Travellers With Tractor After They Refuse To Leave His Land

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 00:11

Master of his domain! After they entered his land and refused to leave, a furious farmer barricaded a group of travelers in with twelve tractors.

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Chris Awdry, 53, took direct action when the travellers – who had arrived with six caravans – told him he would need a court order to shift them.

He turned to police but they said it was a civil matter and refused to get involved.

So Chris called in his staff to drive the tractors around the edge of the 1.5-acre site and block them in as police watched.

And less than three hours after arriving the travellers decided it was time to leave the land in Trowbridge, Wiltshire.

Mr Awdry, who rents the land, said: “They went in and they were ruining the land and we wanted them out.

“The owner of the land didn’t want them there and we did what we could to protect the land.

Ridiculous? Yes. But the travelers’ demands that Awdry get a court order, as well as the cops’ refusal to get involved, is even more ridiculous. Sometimes you have to fight crazy with crazy.

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A Gunman Would Be Stopped in His Tracks by This Teacher’s Simple Invention

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 23:53

After the massacre at Sandy Hook, seventh-grade teacher Celisa Edwards began obsessing over how to keep her students safe. Now she’s created a safety tool to stop them from getting in.

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“I tossed and turned night after night and it came to my mind. It’s simple,” she said. “Just make it so they can’t get in.”

Edwards designed the Portable Affordable Lockdown System, also known as PALS. Running for about $70, it’s a steel rope encased in plastic that can be placed on a door handle and latched to the eye bolt of a classroom wall, according to WGCL.

She said it’s possible for school staff to secure a door in just seconds to keep an intruder from entering.

“I want this to be in every single school or classroom in America because it’s the only thing that’s quick and easy,” Edwards told the Gwinnett Daily Post. “Is it bulletproof? I don’t know. I know it’s better than a file cabinet and a desk. It’s better than putting myself and my children at risk.”

Sometimes you read about a new invention and wonder why no one has ever thought of it before. People seem to be catching onto the idea that when it comes to bad guys with guns, self-defense is the only option–even if it’s just a bulletproof door latch.

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US Owes China (Cartoon)

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 22:29

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ISIS Labor Day (Cartoon)

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 22:28

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The Upright and Locked Position

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 22:24

On Aug. 24, United Airlines diverted a Newark-to-Denver flight to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport after two passengers got into an argument. It started when a 47-year-old man used a device called the Knee Defender to prevent the 48-year-old woman in front of him from reclining her seat.

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According to The Associated Press, a flight attendant told the male passenger that United does not allow the bracketlike gadget. He refused to remove it. The female passenger then threw water at the male passenger, which probably didn’t thrill the passengers seated next to him. (He was in the middle seat.) The airliner’s crew decided to arrive in Denver with two fewer passengers.

The story made national news because it hit home for so many travelers.

Airlines are flying fuller. Seat space has shrunk. The more crowded planes are the crankier passengers have become. Neither passenger is likely to be praised for his or her tact in dealing with others. As for the man in Row 12, he didn’t need to use his people skills — not when he had the $22 knee-protecting device, a tool custom-made for the passive-aggressive traveler.

Oddly, The Washington Post’s Justin Moyer reports, the knee-jerk device was invented by a former aide to Pete Wilson, a Republican former California governor and U.S. senator. According to Bloomberg, the 6-foot-3-inch Ira H. Goldman got the idea in 1998, when he was flying a lot — and his knees weren’t enjoying the experience. On one flight, Goldman discovered that by laying an umbrella across his tray table, he could prevent the seat in front of him from reclining. He later tooled plastic clips that, if placed on a tray table, could keep the seat in front of a passenger in the upright position.

Goldman also invented a card to go along with his device. “Please do not recline your seat,” it says. “I have provided you with this card because I have long legs and if you recline your seat you will bang into my knees. I realize that it can be nice to recline one’s seat, but I hope you would agree with me that it should not be done at the expense of crushing someone else’s knees — especially if this risk is known from the outset.” After some more whining, the card suggests that if inconvenienced, the fellow traveler should “please complain to the airline so that they might be inspired to provide a solution.”

There’s an ultra-phony close to the note: “Thank you. Have a nice flight.”

The thing is that the airlines have a solution for too little legroom. It’s called pricing.

United offers Economy Plus — which, I was surprised to learn, is where the two evicted United Flight 1462 passengers were seated. Economy Plus gives customers an extra 4 inches of legroom. That extra room still wasn’t enough.

I tried to get in touch with Goldman, but his website does not include an email address. I tried to send a message on the tortured “contact us” page but have no idea whether it got through. Do I detect a pattern? I believe that I do. The Knee Defender started as one man’s way of not looking another person in the eye and figuring out how they could both get to their destination amicably.

I am a journalist. I can grouse with the gusto of a paid professional. And I appreciate a hearty “don’t tread on me” spirit. But Goldman’s approach is a recipe for air rage, and he knows it. His website instructs customers not to use the device if flight attendants tell them not to. And though I think it is not a hardship to fly in the upright position from Newark to Denver, there are people with back issues who might disagree.

As a onetime Republican aide, Goldman should know better than to blame the airlines. The American public wants cheap airfares. Airlines have given the public what it wants by selling full flights that offer less legroom and smaller seats. Those fares are the reason I can afford to fly cross-country for a weekend. Some people complain that airlines treat passengers like cattle; if so, that’s because the public doesn’t want to pay to be pampered. In the days when airlines pampered passengers, a smaller percentage of the public flew.

Goldman is engaging in magical thinking if he truly believes that his little cards will do anything to change how airlines operate. After all, jumbo jets may defy the laws of gravity, but the airline industry cannot beat the laws of economics.

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On Window Fans and Air Conditioning

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 22:09

Even on the hottest nights of the summer, my father knew how to make our house ice cold. 



We lived in a modest two-story home typical of the ’60s and ’70s – red brick on the bottom, white aluminum siding on the top. There were four bedrooms upstairs and a master bedroom downstairs (my parent’s room, which we added onto the back of our house in 1972).

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Only one house in our neighborhood had air conditioning back then. It was locked up tighter than Fort Knox. 



Most houses were wide open all summer. This allowed the outside sounds to come in and the inside sounds to go out.



I woke every morning to the sound of birds chirping, a dewy chill in the air. I’d hear sausage sizzling in a neighbor’s kitchen. A screen door slamming, a car starting, a father lumbering off to work.



The afternoons were quiet – the older kids went on bike hikes or swimming at the community pool – but as evening arrived, the sounds came alive again. At dinner time, kids were called home through a variety of shouts, chants, bells and horns. Pork and chicken sizzled on grills. Families ate and talked on back porches. 



As darkness fell, a range of new sounds echoed throughout the neighborhood: a dog barking; a motorcycle downshifting on some faraway hill; Bob Prince and Nellie King broadcasting Pirates games on the radio; a baby crying; a couple squabbling. 



And window fans humming. 



My father was a master at driving the hot, stale air from our house. He installed an industrial fan in the attic that sucked the hot air upwards and pumped it through a roof vent. Then he put a window fan in the downstairs bedroom to pull cool air inside.



It took him years to perfect his method, but by closing some windows and doors and adjusting others to varying degrees of openness, he tuned our house like a fine violin. He could drive down the temperature 15 degrees or more in a matter of minutes. 



I remember coming home on summer nights when I was in college. I’d open the front door and be greeted by a burst of cool air. Sometimes my father would be in the kitchen, leaning on the countertop with his elbows as he ate his favorite snack – peanut butter crackers and ice-cold milk.



He’d hand me the peanut-butter-smeared knife and I’d smatter a couple of crackers. As we chomped away, we’d mumble through a conversation about college or the Pirates or a variety of other conversations sons had with their dads in the kitchen such nights.



Other times, my father and mother would be lying in bed in the back room, the lights off, the television light flickering as Johnny Carson delivered his monologue, the window fan humming. We’d chat for a spell before I headed up to bed.



I went to the hardware store to buy a window fan recently. I put it in my bedroom window and have been trying different adjustments to maximize the coolness in my place. Its sound transports me to a time and a place that I’ve been longing for lately.



It reminds me of the constant presence of my father, who spent years tweaking and perfecting the world to make things better for his kids. He was an old-school dad. He lacked skill at articulating his love, so he dedicated himself to showing it.



I know now how profound his presence was. It established order where chaos and emptiness would have been. It permeated every nook and cranny of our home and our lives. It is in me still – it guides me still.



That’s why I shut off the air conditioning most summer nights and run the window fan instead. Its wobbling hum fills me with peacefulness and calm – and reminds me how blessed I was to have such a dad.

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Rev. Al Gets It Right

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 22:06

The Rev. Al Sharpton is getting the right kind of grief. 

This time it’s not from conservatives for being a race hustler who exploits every white-on-black killing to raise money for his civil rights group National Action Network or to boost his miserable ratings on MSNBC. 

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This time Sharpton is being criticized by other blacks – liberal blacks – who didn’t like the tough sermon he preached at Michael Brown’s funeral on Monday. 

Sharpton’s fiery eulogy was not the familiar Gospel of the Rev. Al. 

Sure, he quoted the Bible and criticized Ferguson police for allowing a young black man’s body to lie in the middle of the street for more than four hours. 

But after calling for major reforms in policing, Sharpton pulled a switcheroo. He pointedly condemned the violence and rioting that came in response to Brown’s death. 

Then he surprised everyone in the church by bringing up a subject that too few black leaders – particularly the part-time one in the White House – are brave enough to bring up on a public stage. 

Sharpton said blacks have to take responsibility for the chronic violence and bad behavior in their community that creates so much police attention in the first place. 

“We have to be outraged at a 9-year-old girl killed in Chicago. We have got to be outraged by our disrespect for each other, our disregard for each other, our killing and shooting and running around gun-toting each other…” 

As Sharpton said, “Blackness has never been about being a gangster or a thug.” It has been about rising up, fighting against discrimination, building churches and black colleges and succeeding in life and never giving up. 

“And now,” he said, “we get to the 21st century, we get to where we’ve got some positions of power. And you decide it ain’t black no more to be successful. Now, you want to be a n—– and call your woman a ‘ho.’ You’ve lost where you’re coming from.”

The New Rev. Al had Spike Lee and other sensible blacks standing in pews when he declared, “We’ve got to clean up our community so we can clean up the United States of America!”

But since Monday Sharpton has been rapped by “progressive” blacks for using Brown’s funeral and the notoriety of a tragic police shooting to scold the black community for its own sins. 

The Rev. Al’s critics say the issue of black-on-black crime is irrelevant to Brown’s death. Brown was shot by a white cop, not another young black male, they argue. 

BS, I say. Sharpton was right to use a national pulpit to challenge black leaders to address the black-on-black killing spree that has been decimating the youth of our inner cities for decades. 

Thanks to the attention of the national media and professional race-card players like Sharpton, everyone in America knows about Michael Brown’s tragic death. Soon we’ll know how it actually happened. 

Meanwhile, have you ever heard of Dorval Jenkins, Marcus McCarty or Antonio Smith? 

They’re just three of the 26 murder victims in Chicago since Aug. 9, the day Brown was killed in suburban Ferguson. 

All but one or two of the 26 dead Chicagoans were young black males. All but one or two were shot to death deliberately or by accident by other black males. 

Jenkins was 19. McCarty was 14. Antonio Smith, deliberately gunned down by local gangsters in a dead-end alley for unknown reasons, was 9. 

Al Sharpton didn’t show up at their funerals. Neither did Spike Lee or Snoop Dogg. Neither did several underlings from the White House. Neither did Brian Williams and Anderson Cooper. 

Black-on-black gang murders are too common. They’re not news. So they don’t bring good ratings or network camera teams. 

It’s great to see the Rev. Al’s call for blacks to man-up and address the violence and gang culture that’s destroying their community and tainting their entire race. 

Now, if he’s really serious, he needs to take it to the streets and churches of Chicago. 

Whether the cameras follow him there or not.

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ISIS Denounced as ‘The Enemies Of Humanity’ at Public Protest in Michigan by Muslims

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 20:29
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Muslims gathered in Dearborn, Michigan, for a surprising message – the Muslim Brotherhood has publically denounced ISIS for abusing their religion.

 

On Monday, a protest was held in Dearborn, Michigan, home to one of the nation’s largest Muslim populations. The object of protest wasn’t the U.S. government, but instead the Islamic State (or ISIS/ISIL.)

The rally was actually put on by local Muslim imams, and they had harsh words for ISIS. The Detroit Free Press has more:

Muslim leaders gathered Monday on the steps of Dearborn City Hall to strongly condemn ISIS, saying the militant group in Iraq and Syria doesn’t represent Islam or Muslims.

ISIS members are “crazy criminals who are abusing our religion,” said Imam Mohammed Elahi of the Islamic House of Wisdom in Dearborn Heights. “You’re a bunch of gangsters … you’re not Islamic.”

[...]About 50 attended Monday’s rally, which included remarks by local imams, Osama Siblani, publisher of Arab American News in Dearborn, Dawud Walid, director of the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, and Steve Spreitzer, president and CEO of the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion.

“They are the enemies of humanity,” Siblani said of ISIS.

I am simply elated that Muslims are finally seeing the true colors of the ISIS extremists. ISIS is nothing but a bunch of thugs trying to hide behind a flag of “religion”. There is nothing about the slaughtering of innocent people or the marshal law they enforce that holds the principles of Islam. These rebels need to be isolated and stopped before anymore chaos ensues under their reign of terror.

 

 

Cali Teacher Keeps Job After Threatening to Stab and Shoot Students ;

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 20:09

back to school time is fun for me as a Mom- I get to go shopping, which I love, for new school clothes for the kids, and even the supplies are fun to get and organize. I look forward to sleeping in that first day, and know my kids are in the safe hands of educators that love kids and their jobs – until I read stories like these, that make me question just who the school district is hiring!

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Screen Shot from this Classy California Teacher’s Twitter Account

 

Krisa Hodges, a teacher at Newark Memorial High School, not only exhibited disdain and hatred towards her students in her Twitter feed, which was brought to the attention of the school principal by a colleague, she also  threatened to inflict physical harm upon them. Mercury News captured some of this teacher’ tweets prior to her account being deleted.

In one other tweet that Mrs. Hodges sent out that did not get screen captured, she said why she desperately needed Starbucks while referring to her students as a**holes. She tweeted, ““I am getting Starbucks for sure before school tomorrow. That way I’ll be refreshed AND have something to dump on the little a-holes.”

After an investigation, Hodges received a written reprimand, a disciplinary action that angered some parents who viewed it as not severe enough.

But, district interim superintendent Tim Erwin defended the written reprimand stating that they followed district polices and procedures.

Look, I am probably a teacher’s best friend when it comes to my kids- I know they are FAR from angels. I do not ALWAYS take my kids’ side if there is an issue between students, or even between a staff person and my student(s). However, I completely disagree with this school districts policy. How is this lady NOT fired after her crazy rants? This teachers union must have some crazy good legal counsel. This school district needs to get a pair and defend their students from sociopaths like this woman who somehow got a teaching degree.

 

 

Militant Atheist Group Threatening To Sue School After Players Pray For Injured Teammate

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 19:44

The whiny atheists are at it again. The anti-Christian Freedom From Religion Foundation is pretending to be offended by a one-time occurrence of some teenage football players praying for their injured teammate. 

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According to Fox News,

The FFRF told the school district to “refrain from having a ‘volunteer team chaplain’ at Seminole High School.

The school district said the prayer was instigated by students and denied that a chaplain prayed with the team. School spokesman Mike Blasewitz told that the school doesn’t even have a team chaplain, contrary to the FFRF’s allegations.

If the FFRF goes ahead with a lawsuit against the school, they need to be called out as bullies. If they’re allowed to get away with it, they’ll succeed in attaching a stigma to Christianity as a bad thing, and eventually even things like mentioning a Bible verse or the name of God will be prohibited – with the exception of swearing, of course.

 

BOMBSHELL: Obama Continues Keeping Hamas Terrorists ARMED

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 19:42

In yet another example of doublespeak from the Obama administration, it is coming  out that the U.S. government has been pressuring Israel to agree to let Hamas keep its arms during cease-fires. This is unbelievable, considering the whole purpose of a cease-fire is to disarm.

 

 

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The Conservative Tribune reports,

The Obama administration did play a role in this latest cease fire process, though not necessarily on the side of Israel.  According to WZ, via the Jerusalem Post, an American contingent in the talks pressured Israel to drop it’s demand that Hamas disarm as part of the cease fire agreement. “In cease-fire discussions, Israel was forced to give up on its demand that Hamas decommission its weapons, and this was due to American pressure,” Shaath told Ma’an. This should come as little surprise to anyone.  In previous cease fire negotiations, President Obama, and his team, have pressured the Israelis to give in to Hamas demands.

Why even have a cease-fire? It sounds like the U.S. is attempting to just disarm Israel. And if Israel is disarmed, Hamas will destroy it.

Lawsuit Filed Against Obama and Hillary Over Helping Terrorists Fight Israel

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 19:37

It is no secret that the Obama administration has been brazenly funding radical Islamic terrorists for years now, under the pretense of “humanitarian aid.” Finally, someone is doing something about it. Barak Obama-United States-Politics According to the Conservative Tribune,

Attorney Larry Klayman has filed suit against Obama, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, better known as RICO. The suit claims that these individuals supported Hamas financially, knowing that some of that money would fund attacks against America’s ally, Israel.

Seeking $1.5 billion in compensatory damages as well as punitive damages, it accuses the global figures of “laundering U.S. dollars” to Hamas, which is officially designated by the U.S. government as a Foreign Terrorist Organization. “This money has been foreseeably used to buy rockets and construct tunnels to attack Israel and terrorize and kill American and dual American-Israeli citizens who reside or are located in Israel,” Klayman said in a statement.

Obama talks out of one side of his mouth when it comes to Israel, but his actions speak differently. He claims that Israel is a friend and ally, yet behind the scenes is funding their worst enemies. It is a waste of taxpayers’ as well as a betrayal of one of our best friends. Let’s hope this lawsuit ends up in front of of a fair judge.

Lawsuit Filed Against Obama and Hillary Over Helping Terrorists Fight Israel

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 19:33

It is no secret that the Obama administration has been brazenly funding radical Islamic terrorists for years now, under the pretense of “humanitarian aid.” Finally, someone is doing something about it.

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According to the Conservative Tribune,

Attorney Larry Klayman has filed suit against Obama, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, better known as RICO. The suit claims that these individuals supported Hamas financially, knowing that some of that money would fund attacks against America’s ally, Israel.

Seeking $1.5 billion in compensatory damages as well as punitive damages, it accuses the global figures of “laundering U.S. dollars” to Hamas, which is officially designated by the U.S. government as a Foreign Terrorist Organization.

“This money has been foreseeably used to buy rockets and construct tunnels to attack Israel and terrorize and kill American and dual American-Israeli citizens who reside or are located in Israel,” Klayman said in a statement.

Obama talks out of one side of his mouth when it comes to Israel, but his actions speak differently. He claims that Israel is a friend and ally, yet behind the scenes is funding their worst enemies. It is a waste of taxpayers’ as well as a betrayal of one of our best friends. Let’s hope this lawsuit ends up in front of of a fair judge.

Duck Rustlers are Made to Sit with Dead Birds Stuffed in Their Mouths as Punishment for Their Crimes – Fowl Play?

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 18:59

Everyone knows stealing is wrong. It’s illegal in most places in the world, and common decency and morality dictates most of our actions. But for those of us without a moral compass, this Chinese village has an interesting punishment for you to deal with:  

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A Chinese village believes it has found a new and effective way of dealing with serial thieves – complete and utter humiliation.

The two 14-year-old boys in these photos were caught stealing ducks from a pond – one of a series of petty crimes they are accused of in their small village in the southern region of Guangxi.

In a bizarre punishment, they were made to kneel on the side of the road holding dead ducks in their mouths while a crowd looked on in amusement and motorists stopped to stare.

The boys were then forced to sling dead birds around their necks and walk through the town.

The village’s head, Yong Ku, said: ‘These teenagers have no respect for property or life so they have paid with their shame. They really needed to be taught a lesson.

‘They are always stealing to get money for drink or cigarettes. They are delinquents who do not have any respect for anyone in the area or indeed themselves.

‘But it is hard to look cool holding a dead duck in your mouth while you spit out feathers. Maybe this will deter them from further crime.’

Agree that its hard to “look cool” with a dead duck in your mouth. What about the ducks? Poor little guys seem like they are casualties in bizarre punishment land. Also, it seems just a bit unsanitary…maybe Chinese Health Officials will look into this. I guess anything goes in China.

 

 

When going to the movies used to be special

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 17:02

One of the things I miss about going to the movies are the theater palaces I went to. Places like the Loews Valencia in Queens and the Loews King in Brooklyn were magnificent spaces to watch a film. The atmosphere they brought made going to the movies a very special event.  (Loews Valencia)l1

 

From the smell of popcorn as soon as you walked into a great hall, to the ushers who showed you to your seat using a flashlight, and to the dramatic design on the walls and stage.  Wow!

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Those places are mostly gone now. Many of them have become churches and are touching lives in a different way.

What we’re left with (see below) are sterile multiplex theaters with absolutely no personality other than feeling like you’re sitting in a giant shoe box.l3

 

It’s a shame and you young folks don’t know what you missed!

 

Originally posted by The Last Tradition

This Week In Quotes

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 16:53

In 1973, fewer than 15% of physicians reported any doubts about career choices. Today nearly 40% say that they would not choose to enter the medical profession if given the opportunity to do it all over. If things continue as they are, the US can expect a shortage of 150,000 doctors by 2025, according to the American Medical College. — Susannah Cahalan

Once civil rights leaders drew their power from their unimpeachable moral authority. Now, being a civil rights leader can be just another career move, a good brand. — Maureen Dowd

Too many people profit from racial tension. The media profit by fanning flames and selling papers — often making themselves the story. Activists in the black community profit by fanning flames of racial unrest and grievance. Activists in liberal circles fan the flames of privilege, class warfare, etc. Conservative activists fan the flames of rhetoric and push back. — Erick Erickson

Every major American church that has taken steps towards liberalization of sexual issues has seen a steep decline in membership. — Alexander Griswold

Sentier Research, a firm led by former census officials, used census data to tabulate an estimate of the median household income — how much is earned by families at the exact middle of the nation’s income distribution. In June 2014, it found in a report issued Wednesday, the median household income was $53,891, down from $55,589 in inflation-adjusted dollars when the economic expansion began in June 2009. The economic paradox isn’t much of a paradox at all in this light: The purchasing power of the typical American family is 3.1 percent lower now than it was five years ago. No wonder people are unhappy about the economy! The benefits of rising levels of economic activity have simply not accrued to middle-income wage earners. — Neil Irwin

African-American staffers on Democratic campaigns were paid 70 cents for each dollar their white counterparts made. For Hispanic staffers in Democratic campaigns, the figure was 68 cents on the dollar. — Tim Mak

Saying that some behaviors make me more vulnerable to assault is simply not the same as saying those behaviors “justify” the person who assaults me. We teach our children not to talk to strangers. Does anyone believe that doing so transfers blame away from the person who commits a crime like kidnapping? Of course not. A person who harms a child is at fault, full stop. Nothing about the child’s behavior changes that. So why is it that telling young women that they can do things to decrease the likelihood of something awful happening to them is viewed as transferring blame from aggressor to victim? — Stephanie Slade

A relative few abortion doctors have been killed over the past several decades, and the percentage is ever decreasing as our society continues to forget why it should even feel all that ticked off at people who assassinate children for a living. Besides, Nazis also assumed an immense amount of personal and professional risk, as do pedophiles, as do terrorists. Indeed, many more Nazis, pedophiles, and terrorists have been killed than abortionists, so why don’t you air a documentary that tries to make us feel sorry for these other poor, helpless, monstrous victims? Or maybe we can all just accept the inevitable reality that violent predators sometimes become prey. Maybe the best way to avoid that fate is to avoid engaging in acts of staggering evil and depravity. Maybe that’s a better strategy than killing 40 thousand kids and crying that sometimes folks get kinda upset about it. — Matt Walsh

And we ended up with a brown-faced Clinton. Another opportunist. Another neoliberal opportunist. It’s like, “Oh, no, don’t tell me that!” I tell you this, because I got hit hard years ago, but everywhere I go now, it’s “Brother West, I see what you were saying. Brother West, you were right. Your language was harsh and it was difficult to take, but you turned out to be absolutely right.” And, of course with Ferguson, you get it reconfirmed even among the people within his own circle now, you see. It’s a sad thing. It’s like you’re looking for John Coltrane and you get Kenny G in brown skin. — Cornel West

The more progressive the city, the worse a place it is to be poor and/or black. The most pronounced economic inequality in the United States is not in some Republican redoubt in Texas but in San Francisco, an extraordinarily expensive city in which half of all black households make do with less than $25,000 a year. Blacks in San Francisco are arrested on drug felonies at ten times their share of the general population. At 6 percent of the population, they represent 40 percent of those arrested for homicides. Whether you believe that that is the result of a racially biased criminal-justice system or the result of higher crime incidence related to socioeconomic conditions within black communities (or some combination of those factors) what is undeniable is that results for black Americans are far worse in our most progressive, Democrat-dominated cities than they are elsewhere. The progressives have had the run of things for a generation in these cities, and the results are precisely what you see. — Kevin Williamson

Sen. Harry Reid’s name gets yanked from center building at his alma mater Southern Utah University

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 12:28

Sen. Harry Reid who disgraced himself and his office by scandalously claiming Mitt Romneydidn’t pay income taxes, has suffered an embarrassing setback.

Fox News reports Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s name had been removed from a Southern Utah University facility, following pressure from a harry riedconservative group to make the change.

The group received $40,000 over five days toward removing the Utah Democrat’s name from the school’s Outdoor Engagement Center.
University President Scott Wyatt acknowledged he was under pressure from a group of conservatives to remove Reid’s name but insisted that politics had nothing to do with his decision.

Reid’s name was removed last week from the front door of the facility, several months after two local elected officials and others met with Wyatt and told him about the campaign, Wyatt said.

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Reid may lose more than this after the mid tern elections.

 

Originally posted at The Last Tradition