Saturday, November 22, 2014

Joseph McCarthy

Flashback from 2007...

When I wrote a ferocious defense of Sen. Joe McCarthy in Treason: Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism, liberals chose not to argue with me. Instead they posted a scrolling series of reasons not to read my book, such as that I wear short skirts, date boys, and that "Treason" was not a scholarly tome.

After printing rabidly venomous accounts of McCarthy for half a century based on zero research, liberals would only accept research presenting an alternative view of McCarthy that included, as the Los Angeles Times put it, at least the "pretense of scholarly throat-clearing and objectivity."

This week, they got it. The great M. Stanton Evans has finally released Blacklisted by History: The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy and His Fight Against America's Enemies. Based on a lifetime's work, including nearly a decade of thoroughgoing research, stores of original documents and never-before-seen government files, this 672-page book ends the argument on Joe McCarthy. Look for it hidden behind stacks of Bill Clinton's latest self-serving book at a bookstore near you.

Evans' book is such a tour de force that liberals are already preparing a "yesterday's news" defense -- as if they had long ago admitted the truth about McCarthy. Yes, and they fought shoulder to shoulder with Ronald Reagan to bring down the Evil Empire. Thus, Publishers Weekly preposterously claims that "the history Evans relates is already largely known, if not fully accepted." Somebody better tell George Clooney.

The McCarthy period is the Rosetta stone of all liberal lies. It is the textbook on how they rewrite history -- the sound chamber of liberal denunciations, their phony victimhood as they demean and oppress their enemies, their false imputation of dishonesty to their opponents, their legalization of every policy dispute, their ability to engage in lock-step shouting campaigns, and the black motives concealed by their endless cacophony.

The true story of Joe McCarthy, told in meticulous, irrefutable detail in "Blacklisted by History," is that from 1938 to 1946, the Democratic Party acquiesced in a monstrous conspiracy being run through the State Department, the military establishment, and even the White House to advance the Soviet cause within the U.S. government.

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Loretta Lynch, crony

I started investigating Loretta Lynch, Obama’s pick for Attorney General and immediately could see an interesting connection. I read an article stating that when Loretta Lynch started Harvard, she co-founded an African-American sorority. There was only one other girl in this sorority, Sharon Malone. The name rang a bell.

The name of the wife of AG Holder is Sharon Malone, she is the sister of a known civil rights leader Vivien Malone -Jones (one of 2 black students who enrolled in all white University of Alabama).

I checked the age: both were born in 1959 and both went to Harvard at the same time. There were very few African American students in Harvard in 1977-1981, so I am rather certain that Loretta Lynch is an old college friend of Sharon Malone, the wife of the current AG Eric Holder.

Why this connection is important? Holder will be investigated by Congress for totally lawless gun trafficking to Mexican drug cartels in Fast and Furious, IRS scandal, VA scandal, DOJ, NSA, EPA, FEC and other scandals. Most importantly, Holder covered up Obama’s use of a stolen CT Social Security number of Harrison J. Bounel 042-68-4425 and Obama’s use of bogus IDs. It seems that a long time college friend of Holder’s wife was picked up as a gate keeper to continue all of the cover up by Holder and shield Holder and Obama from criminal prosecution.

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Quote of the day

"What do we want? Darren Wilson! How do we want him? Dead!"
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GOP caving again?

You people are being played by the GOP. Remember when the GOP wanted to raise the debt ceiling, but claim they would oppose it. They voted to raise it, but then Congress could vote to stop the raise. The President could then veto the stoppage and the debt ceiling would raise. But the GOP could claim they opposed him.

That is happening again. This time it is with amnesty.

The House GOP is going to pass a continuing resolution to fund the government. Then, in January, they will try to defund what they’ve already funded. The President will veto it, but the GOP can say they tried.

They won in a historic wave election against the President with a majority of the public on their side on this issue and they are going to cave.

Already, the House Appropriations Committee has released a statement saying the appropriations process cannot stop the President. The statement reads....

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Another leftist traitor

American investigators intercepted a conversation this year in which a Pakistani official suggested that his government was receiving American secrets from a prominent former State Department diplomat, officials said, setting off an espionage investigation that has stunned diplomatic circles here.

That conversation led to months of secret surveillance on the former diplomat, Robin L. Raphel, and an F.B.I. raid last month at her home, where agents discovered classified information, the officials said.

The investigation is an unexpected turn in a distinguished career that has spanned four decades. Ms. Raphel (pronounced RAY-full) rose to become one of the highest-ranking female diplomats and a fixture in foreign policy circles, serving as ambassador to Tunisia and as assistant secretary of state for South Asian affairs in the Clinton administration.

Ms. Raphel, 67, considered one of the leading American experts on Pakistan, was stripped of her security clearances last month and no longer has access to the State Department building.

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High heels for men

High heel shoes are today a form of footwear worn almost exclusively by women. Yet, the history of high heels shows us that this was not always the case. On the contrary, high heels were, at various points of time in history, worn by men as well. In addition, whilst high heels are worn today for aesthetic purposes, it has not always been so in the past, as it served practical purposes at times.

Whilst it is unclear when high heels were first invented, it seems that it was used by ancient Greek actors. The ‘kothorni’ was a form of footwear worn from at least 200 BC, which raised from the ground by wooden cork soles that measured between 8 and 10 cm. It is said that the height of the shoes served to differentiate the social class and importance of the various characters that were being portrayed on the stage. Thus, this form of raised footwear served neither a practical nor aesthetic purpose, as it was a piece of garment worn exclusively by members of a certain profession, theatre performers in this instance, when they were at work.

The next appearance of high heels can be traced to the Middle Ages in Europe. During this period, both men and women wore a kind of footwear known as pattens. The streets of many Medieval European cities were muddy and filthy, whilst the footwear of that period were made of fragile and expensive material. Thus, to avoid ruining these garments, both men and women wore pattens, which were overshoes that elevated the foot above the ground.

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Simpson-Mazzoli Act

November 6th marked a dubious anniversary in the history of America. On that day 28 years ago President Ronald Reagan signed into law the Immigration Reform and Control Act, IRCA. Also known as the Simpson-Mazzoli Act, it was an amnesty for illegal aliens, the effects of which we live with today.

IRCA was the most comprehensive reform of our immigration laws since 1952. In 1981 the Reagan Administration asked Congress to pass a comprehensive legislative package that included employer sanctions, other measures to increase enforcement of immigration laws and the legalization of illegal aliens. The Employer Sanctions program was supposed to be the key element that would remove the incentive for illegal immigration by eliminating the job opportunities which was, and is, the number one reason that illegal aliens come to our country.

Whatever its intention, it is undeniable that the IRCA Amnesty of millions of illegal aliens failed to solve the problem of illegal immigration. Instead, the legalization of people who broke our laws and sneaked into our country and were allowed to jump the line in front of legal immigrants only encouraged more illegal immigration by creating a worldwide expectation that if you could just get to the United States, that you too would eventually get amnesty.

The plan was controversial at the time. There were doubts that it would work. It was remarked by some that the bill was proceeding amid massive confusion about how it would work, how much it would cost and how many people it would amnesty.

In June of 1984, amidst the Presidential campaign, three candidates for the Democrat Presidential nomination; Walter Mondale, Gary Hart and Jesse Jackson opposed Simpson-Mazzoli.

Cesar Chavez, who had his union members calling the INS to report illegal aliens working in the fields so that they could be deported, encouraged the U.S. government to include provisions in the Immigration Reform and Control Act (1986) applying sanctions against employers who knowingly hired illegal aliens.

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Lesbian relationships

Robin Teresa Beck, 59, lived through 12 lesbian relationships over the course of 35 years before her dramatic conversion to the Catholic faith and healing from homosexuality, just five years ago. She shares her story with LifeSiteNews.

LSN: You went from one lesbian relationship to another 12 in total always hoping that the woman you were with would be the last one. At one point in one of your last relationships you felt that everything in your life would be fine if only you could figure out how to create a "healthy gay relationship." One thing you saw as a pattern in all your relationships was that as soon as they became sexual, things deteriorated. Why is that? What is the mechanism at play here?

Beck: I believe that when something becomes sexualized, it just brings up your totality of who you are and I think that most people who are in a gay lifestyle are wounded. So then when the sex begins, all the woundedness kind of shows up. And I think when you have got two people together in intimacy who are both dealing with a lot of psychological and spiritual hurts and wounds on their souls, it’s just bigger than anything they can cope with.

It’s my belief that all gay folks are wounded. Many people, including good solid Christians, take issue with that stance. But I have yet to meet a person active in this lifestyle or who has come out of it who is not harboring some pain, rejection, etc., from years gone by, usually from childhood.

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Tears don't prevent murder

The Israeli raid on the PLO terrorists in Beirut's Muslim Quarter missed one important target. Arafat. And so, on another September day, some later, September 13, 1993, Israeli Prime Minister Rabin shook hands with Arafat and proclaimed, "Enough of blood and tears! Enough!"

But the blood and tears had only begun, as a PLO on its last legs was revived and built its terrorist infrastructure inside Israel's borders.

By 1993, the year of the infamous Rose Garden handshake, 45 Israelis had been killed and 34 injured in Muslim terrorist attacks. A year after the handshake, the toll stood at 109 Israelis dead and 456 wounded. By 2002, the year that Israel's patience finally broke and Sharon sent forces storming into Arafat's compound, the numbers for that year were a horrifying 451 dead and 2,348 wounded.

Today, some 40 years after that September in Munich and two decades after the even worse tragedy of that September in Washington D.C., with over 1,500 dead since that fatal handshake, there have been rivers of blood and tears. And a shortage of bullets.

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Quote of the day


Another Ebola death in New York

A woman who dropped dead at a New York salon with blood pouring from her nose and mouth did not have Ebola, tests confirmed today.

The Fire Department sent in Hazmat teams after the woman, who returned to the U.S. from Guinea three weeks ago, died at Amy Professional African Hair Braiding in the Brownsville area of Brooklyn on Tuesday.

Tests on her body came back negative for the virus, the New York City Department of Health told MailOnline on Wednesday. Her identity has not been released.

An eyewitness who saw the woman, who was reportedly 40 years old, said there was blood coming from her 'face, nose and mouth'.

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A lawyer with a gun

Myron De'Shawn May, the accused gunman who shot three early Thursday at the Florida State University library before being fatally shot by police, worked for a Houston law firm.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

When 25 isn't enough

The Tennessee deadbeat who has fathered 26 children with 20 different women has again been ordered by a judge to make child support payments, this time for a two-year-old Arkansas boy, court records show.

Terry Turnage, a 50-year-old Memphis resident, was ordered this month to pay $60 per week to Miesha Davis, mother of the pair’s son Ja’Voin. The support order came as a result of a paternity complaint filed on Davis’s behalf by Arkansas’s Office of Child Support Enforcement.

A Circuit Court judge also ordered Turnage to "maintain health care insurance" for the child "when reasonably available" through his employer, and pay $365 in court fees.

In addition to Davis, two other Arkansas women have recently secured child support orders against Turnage, who has gained notoriety for impregnating assorted Tennessee women (many of whom also have secured child support orders to which Turnage has failed to adhere).

According to Arkansas court records, state officials have filed income withholding notices with a Memphis company that operates a McDonald’s restaurant where Turnage has supposedly worked (and earned $247.28 weekly).

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Discrimination against Asians

Lawsuits filed Monday against Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill argue that affirmative action policies should be banned at colleges across the nation.

The federal suits allege Harvard and UNC rely on race-based affirmative action policies that impact admissions of high-achieving white and Asian American students. The Harvard lawsuit also contends that the Ivy League university specifically limits the number of Asian Americans it admits each year.

The Project on Fair Representation, an Alexandria, Virginia-based legal defense fund, said Monday’s filings will be the first in a series of legal challenges against colleges across the country in an effort to ban race-based admission policies outright.

"Allowing this issue to be litigated in case after case will only perpetuate the hostilities that proper consideration of race is designed to avoid," state the lawsuits, both of which cite "Students for Fair Admissions" as plaintiff, a nonprofit group based in Austin, Texas made up of recently rejected applicants, prospective students and parents. "Racial preferences are a dangerous tool and may only be used as a last resort."

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(What's good for the goose is also good for the gander)
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Out with the evil Whites

Environmentalists say they’ve moved past their 19th century patron saint John Muir because he represents the monied, white privilege that continues to haunt the environmental movement to this day, the Los Angeles Times reports.

In an effort to connect more with Latinos and African Americans, some environmentalists are considering ditching Muir as their intellectual godfather. Environmentalists say that while they respect his ideas, they represent rich, Anglo-Saxon values that likely alienate minority communities.

"Muir’s legacy has to go," Jon Christensen, a historian at the University of California in Los Angeles’s Institute of Environment and Sustainability, told the Times. "It’s just not useful anymore."

"The conservation movement reflects the legacy of John Muir, and its influence on a certain demographicolder and whiteand that’s a problem," Christensen said.

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It's like Halloween in Gaza

Two Palestinian youths stormed a synagogue in Jerusalem and killed five people with meat cleavers and guns. Four of those slain were rabbis, and the fifth was a policeman. Afterwards, crowds of Palestinians celebrated the attack and gave out candy in the streets of Gaza.

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Flag of Palestine

If you are like me, being mystified by Middle Eastern politics, here's another twist for the toxic mixture. The flag of Palestine in 1939.
 
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Annie, get your gun

On November 3, 1926, legendary sharpshooter Annie Oakley died of natural causes in Greenville Ohio. To escape her poverty-stricken childhood, she capitalized on her extraordinary marksmanship and later joined Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West Show. Annie was the first female superstar in the once male-dominated profession.

Phoebe Ann Moses, who later changed her name to Annie Oakley, was born in 1860. Her father died when she was very young, and Annie helped support her family by taking to the woods and shooting game which she sold to local shopkeepers. Her expertise was such that she was able to pay off the mortgage on her family’s home, an incredible boon to her widowed mother.

It also led to a shooting contest with touring champion Frank Butler on Thanksgiving Day 1875. Much to the 28 year old Butler’s surprise, the 15 year-old girl bested him in the competition. The pair also fell in love and were married a year later.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

How myths are born

During Sarah Palin's 11 September 2008 appearance on ABC News, her first major interview after being tapped as the vice-presidential nominee, interviewer Charles Gibson asked her what insight she had gained from living so close to Russia, and she responded: "They're our next-door neighbors, and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska".

Later on Saturday Night Live, Tina Fey parodied Sarah Palin with this line, "And I can see Russia from my house."

And which statement do you think got the most publicity? And which became the truth?
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Bit of a loophole, eh?

A trio of men have attempted to enter Parliament with one wearing a Ku Klux Klan mask, and the others wearing a niqab and a motorcycle helmet as part of a protest against the burqa.

All three were forced by Parliament security to remove their facial coverings.

Sergio Redegalli, Nick Folkes and Victor Waterson call their protest movement "Faceless" and oppose the burqa being worn in public spaces. They also expressed strong views against what they said was the "political ideology" of Islam which they said was "contrary" to Australian beliefs.

The Ku Klux Klan is a secretive, far-right organisation that has been responsible for violence against black Americans.

The protesters were stopped between Old Parliament House and the Parliament House forecourt and told by police that the men wearing the Ku Klux Klan hat and motorcycle helmet would be forced to remove their facial coverings but the person in the niqab would be allowed to keep theirs on.

"One of the requirements of coming into Parliament House is that the motorcycle helmet is going to have to come off, your headdress is going to have to come off and your burqa ... your identity will be checked," the security guard told the protesters.

Mr Redegalli removed his Ku Klux Klan mask to reveal a niqab underneath. He said "so I guess this is the time to say that I'm now allowed into Parliament House am I?" "No," responded the security guard.

"Bit of a loophole, eh?" Mr Redegalli questioned.

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Cowardice in Britain

British bobbies have been ordered to ditch uniforms when off-duty and be extra careful on social media websites amid fears of a Lee Rigby-style terror plot to murder a cop.

The Security Service (MI5) has informed the police of a specific plan by Islamic fanatics to kill one or more police officers on the streets of the UK.

It is feared jihadists are monitoring officers online in preparation for an attack.

The intelligence prompted police to raise their internal threat level last month from "moderate" to "substantial".

Senior officers at the Met, which takes the lead on national policing matters, are instructing officers on the ground to keep a low profile outside of work.

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Quote of the day

"We have a very robust investigative plan that will kick off in December. And, Megyn I can tell you my goal was to have an investigation where witnesses who had never been talked to before felt comfortable coming forward because of the seriousness of our investigation and that is precisely what is happening. It is not with a lot of fanfare and there aren’t a lot of public hearings but trust me when I tell you we are making tremendous progress." --Congressman Trey Gowdy
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Blacks rethinking their loyalty

For decades, the black vote in the United States almost uniformly has gone to Democrats.

How’s that working out? Black unemployment is twice the national average, poverty rates are higher than before Democrats offered "help," and the education system fails a disproportionate number of black children. That’s what 50-plus years of blind voting loyalty to Democrats has earned. And, thanks to those same Democrats and the nation’s first black president, it’s about to get a lot worse.

President Obama is set to legalize upwards of 5 million illegal aliens, with the dream of granting amnesty and citizenship to 6 million to 25 million more, based on estimates and chain migration. These aren’t Ph.D.s with seed capital ready to start tech companies; they’re low- and no-skilled workers with limited English skills ready to take any job available, especially entry-level jobs.

After decades of embracing Democrats on a national and local level, the black community is disproportionately poor and, therefore, a higher percentage of the Americans likely to be competing for those entry-level jobs.

Just six years ago, this extra thumb in the eye to a loyal Democratic voting base would have been unthinkable, but Hispanics are the new dominant minority in American politics. In the future, the black vote is going to be less and less necessary to Democrats, which means they will be taken for granted even more than they have been. Loyalty in politics lasts only as long as the last election.

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Fungus causes many diseases?

There is reason to believe that fungus could be the hidden cause of many diseases from the flu all the way to cancer.

Sounds like a big claim and a sweeping generalization, but when you take a closer look at it, you will be staggered to discover just how ubiquitous the humble fungus is, and how much ill-health it can cause.

Let’s start at the beginning. Nature has a way of eliminating old, decaying matter, whether plant or animal: the fungus. While bacteria are also decomposers, fungi are largely unrecognized for the role they can play in disease, and breaking down the human body prematurely.

Not all every kind of fungus is "bad" or harmful to your health. For example, many of the Chinese and Japanese medicinal mushrooms, such as reishi, shiitake and maitake, are among the greatest stimulators of the immune system and are superb natural remedies. Other mushrooms like the common button mushroom are also good for your health and high in certain nutrients like vitamin D, which is hard to get from food sources.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Lena Dunham, fail

Poe's law holds that without knowing the author’s intent, it is impossible to tell the difference between an expression of extremism and a parody of extremism. But occasionally, a creature that is unconsciously self-parodying escapes the Internet and takes shape in our reality, like something out of a nightmarish version of Tron. So it is with Lena Dunham, a figure who so encapsulates and exemplifies the death throes of Western Civilization that it is often impossible to believe that she is a real person rather than an elaborate piece of performance art like Joaquin Phoenix's rap career. More importantly, she doesn’t just trigger redpilled Traditionalists and Identitarians but the PC functionaries of Conservatism Inc., uniting all the mutually contradictory and hostile tribes of the American Right into one glorious celebration of pure Hate.

The collective conservative freakout over Dunham began with the publication of her memoir Not That Kind of Girl at the age of 28. While it was obnoxious when Barack Obama was writing autobiographies in his 30’s, a rich girl with a sitcom publishing retrospectives before reaching her third decade heralds a new standard of cultural decline. The fact that the book was interpreted even by those predisposed to support her as schtick and a "quirk offensive" didn’t hinder the promotional effort.

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A reader's comment to a story on Spengler's blog

While I also don't expect China to fall apart, I do predict it won't continue growing as it has been. David makes the point that the Chinese are educating their children beyond American standards, and that a new generation is going to be creative instead of imitative. I disagree that the Chinese are suddenly going to be producing Intels, Microsofts, Apples, Samsungs, Toyotas, etc... and become the technological bleeding edge of mankind. I have several reasons for this prediction, first human history has no example of a repressive Government Monopoly like the Chinese Communist Party, ever allowing the freedom which is fundamental for creativity. If creativity were possible in such a State, the Soviet Union wouldn't have failed, and would have come to dominate the world. Second, the Government Monopoly suffers from the same disease that all monopolies suffer from, the lack of the "Feedback of Competition". It is the "Feedback of Competition" the forces continuous improvements in the Quality, Service, and Price in the free market. China suffers from a huge Government Monopoly and the corresponding huge burden it places on the economy. Third, China has been manipulating its currency for years by forcing all foreign currency earnings to be turned over to the central bank, which are then used to purchase foreign treasuries. This has given Chinese exporters a price advantage for many years, while at the same time reducing the incredibly important "Feedback of Competition". It should be recognized that while the "Feedback of Competition" has been reduced to Chinese exporters, it has been increased on exporters based in foreign countries, forcing those exporters to be that much stronger in order to survive. And finally, China's rise wasn't their own doing, it was engineered by foreign investment which came in and built state of the art factories to take advantage of the cheap Chinese labor. This investment has dried up, the factories have become dated, and the labor is no longer cheap. The risks of investing in China have now gone way up with the Chinese belligerence towards all its neighboring countries, and its territorial ambitions. Anyone who now invests in China risks losing their entire investment, when China confiscates foreign holdings as communist tyrannies are prone to do. In addition, why invest in China with its poor infrastructure, and poor energy and materials supply, when much better places are available.
Instead why not invest in America, it has arguably the finest infrastructure in the world, a booming energy sector, tons of available labor, property laws written in stone, and the freest markets in the world. And that's why China is doomed, it must compete with the world, but it doesn't allow much competition in its own economy, and so doesn't enjoy much of the "Feedback of Competition".

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Congressman Will Hurd of Texas

As a CIA undercover officer, Will Hurd made it his business to go unnoticed. But as a newly-elected member of Congress, this spy has thoroughly blown his former cover.

On his first trip to Washington since being elected, the Texas Republican the first black Republican elected from that state since Reconstruction told "The Fine Print" how his years working in the CIA inspired him to come out of the shadows and into the political spotlight.

"One of the other things I had to do was brief members of Congress, and when I was in the agency I was shocked by the caliber of some of our elected officials and decided to do something about it," Hurd said. "My mamma said, ‘You're either part of the problem or part of the solution,’ and so I decided to run."

What shocked Hurd most, he said, was that many members didn’t even know the basic difference between Sunni and Shi’a Muslims while the U.S. was engaged in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Sinkhole states

A few names consistently pop up in any discussion of states with the most pension debtIllinois, New Jersey and a handful of other states are frequently cited as shouldering the heaviest pension burdens.

Hawaii isn’t always on that list. But according to one watchdog group, Truth in Accounting, the state’s pension burden is among the worst in the country.

"A Sinkhole State," the Truth in Accounting’s State Data Lab called Hawaii, the state with "the 5th worst per Taxpayer Burden" in the country.

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Obama's presidential library

How big does Obama's presidential library need to be? There will only be four books in it.

1. Dreams From My Father - (ghost written by) Bill Ayers

2. Rules For Radicals - Saul Alinsky

3. Koran

4. Das Kapital Karl Marx
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Monday, November 17, 2014

Trust and promises

The primary ingredient for betrayal is trust. The most dangerous traitors are the people who are above suspicion. Heinrich Himmler, for example, approached the OSS in 1943 to explore the possibility of staging a coup against Hitler and making a separate peace with the Western allies. John Waller writing at the CIA's Center for the Study of Intelligence says that further exploratory talks begun in Sweden were vetoed by Wild Bill Donovan, the State Department and finally Franklin Roosevelt himself out of the fear that any such talks would shatter the Grand Alliance.

Stalin would find out, Roosevelt’s advisers argued, if he were to deal with Himmer. And indeed he would have, because the Soviet union had agents working at the highest levels in the Western alliance. (As a thought experiment consider if Stalin would have sold out Roosevelt if Himmler had offered him a similar deal.)
The Hewitt report that reached the president did not go into detail on the damage that such an operation posed for American and British relations with Stalin. The United States had an important stake in keeping Stalin friendlycertainly until the Japanese as well as the Germans were soundly defeated. Hitler’s last-ditch strategy as the Third Reich slid toward defeat would be an effort to break up the Grand Alliance that the West had with the Russians. Hewitt was, of course, oblivious to the several penetrations at top levels of the Western Allies by spies, such as British Secret Intelligence Service officer Kim Philby, who were keeping Stalin informed of efforts by Western intelligence to establish contact with the various factions of the secret German opposition. In fact, the US Department of State, faithful to the spirit of the Grand Alliance with the USSR, and doubtless fearing Stalin’s reaction if the OSS was caught dealing behind his back with Himmler, kept the Russians as well as the British generally informed of Hewitt’s talks with Kersten and Schellenberg.
Robert Hanssen of the FBI and Aldrich Ames of CIA were in trust positions also, and sent many a man working for the United States to their deaths. Ames alone sold out 25 men and women to the KGB, some of whom were sentenced to vyshaya mera (the highest measure of punishment).

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Muslims discovered the Americas

Muslims discovered the Americas in the 12 century, nearly 300 years before Christopher Columbus made his famous voyage there, according to Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the president of Turkey.

His words, delivered in a televised speech, will lend support to a controversial theory that has been debunked repeatedly by historians.

That did not seem to bother the conservative Turkish president during a summit in Istanbul of Muslim leaders from Latin America.

"Contacts between Latin America and Islam date back to the 12th century. Muslims discovered America in 1178, not Christopher Columbus," he said.

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Quote of the day

"Everything IS (Islamic State) is doing and encouraging is theologically correct and appears in all the basic works of Islam. A caliph has one military obligation no peace treaty. He must use force to spread Islam and must make war at least once a year." --Ednan Aslan, Islamic religious teacher
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History, as Democrats see it

On Saturday, August 9th, promising young black activist Michael Brown was ruthlessly assassinated by a white supremacist Ferguson policeman as the officer drove to his monthly Klan rally. According to reports, Brown was sitting on a park bench reading Michael Foucault’s "Discipline and Punish" to a group of street orphans when the cop parked alongside the curb, shouted "Niggers ain’t supposed to be readin’ boy!" and fatally shot Brown as he vainly attempted to shield himself from the deadly hail of gunfire behind his Noam Chomsky filled bookbag. As the youth lay gasping for breath, his last words were "Weep not for me, but for the future of our people."

The black community of Ferguson, long held captive under the boot-heels of the all white Ku Klux Law Enforcement Brigade, finally rallied to action, ousted the vile racists, and took back their city. The police chief was revealed to be a Grand Dragon on national television, and was killed by a single shot from actor Jamie Foxx’s .45 caliber handgun while attempting to escape to his private helicopter pad with a black female hostage.

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Cutting funding for illegals

Maine's largest city has begun clamping down on spending as newly re-elected Republican Governor Paul LePage makes good on a campaign promise to cut funding to cities and towns that give aid to undocumented immigrants.

In an internal memo released on Wednesday, Portland city officials said they had frozen hiring and cut travel and overtime spending after their requests for reimbursement from the state for assistance provided to families with children in emergencies had gone unanswered since July.

The budget shortfall could grow to as much as $3 million this year, city officials said, a hefty sum that underscores the increasingly local impact of the tense congressional standoff over national immigration reform.

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U.S. Government in the drug business?

Gary Stephen Webb (August 31, 1955 December 10, 2004) was an American investigative reporter best known for his 1996 Dark Alliance series of articles (about CIA involvement in cocaine trafficking into the US) written for the San Jose Mercury News and later published as a book. In the three-part series, Webb investigated Nicaraguans linked to the CIA-backed Contras who had smuggled cocaine into the U.S. Their smuggled cocaine was distributed as crack cocaine in Los Angeles, with the profits funneled back to the Contras. Webb also alleged that this influx of Nicaraguan-supplied cocaine sparked, and significantly fueled, the widespread crack cocaine epidemic that swept through many U.S. cities during the 1980s. According to Webb, the CIA was aware of the cocaine transactions and the large shipments of drugs into the U.S. by Contra personnel. Webb charged that the Reagan administration shielded inner-city drug dealers from prosecution in order to raise money for the Contras, especially after Congress passed the Boland Amendment, which prohibited direct Contra funding.

Webb's reporting generated fierce controversy, and the San Jose Mercury News backed away from the story, effectively ending Webb's career as a mainstream-media journalist. In 2004 he was found dead from two gunshot wounds to the head, which the coroner's office judged a suicide. Though he was criticized and shunned by the mainstream journalism community, in 2013 Nick Schou, a journalist writing for the LA Weekly who wrote the book Kill the Messenger, stated that Webb's reportage was eventually vindicated; since his death mainstream news organizations, such as the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune, have reversed course and defended his "Dark Alliance" series. Esquire wrote that a report from the CIA inspector general "subsequently confirmed the pillars of Webb's findings." Geneva Overholser, who served as the ombudsman for The Washington Post, wrote that major media outlets including the Washington Post had "shown more passion for sniffing out the flaws in the Mercury News'​s answer than for sniffing out a better answer themselves."

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Ingrates

A protest held by refugees against "monotonous" Italian food was "excessive", especially at a time when thousands of Italians go hungry, the president of a police organization told The Local.

For two days, a group of about 40 asylum-seekers staying at a refugee centre in the Veneto province of Belluno refused to eat the "pasta with tomato sauce, bread and eggs" meals they were given and called to be fed food from their own countries, Libero Quotidiano reported.

To reinforce their point, they blocked a street with a wooden bench, put their lunch on the ground along with bags of clothes and threatened to leave the centre in La Secca, a hamlet in Ponte nelle Alpi.

They reportedly said "we do not eat this stuff".

The refugees, said to have been staying at the centre for the past four months, also reportedly slashed the tires of cars belonging to staff working there in protest against living conditions.

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Quote of the day

"Islam is the only religion that acts like the mafia, that will fucking kill you if you say the wrong thing." --Bill Maher
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Registering guns leads to confiscation

Police in Buffalo, N.Y. are demonstrating what gun rights activists across the map have been saying for years and gun prohibition lobbyists have been denying about how registration leads to confiscation as they will reportedly begin confiscating guns legally owned by people who have recently passed away, according to a report yesterday on Fox News.

The report has outraged members of at least one popular firearms forum, Defensive Carry. com, along with the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association (NYSRPA). It is news that puts the lie to claims by anti-gunners that gun owners needn’t be concerned about gun registration. That potential is why many gun owners in Washington fought Initiative 594, the 18-page gun control measure that will expand the state’s pistol registry.

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Acceptable gerrymandering

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday takes up the thorny question of what kind of gerrymandering is acceptable, and what kind is not. The court is being asked to decide whether a 2010 state legislative redistricting in Alabama overloaded some districts with black Democrats on the basis of race or party.

Voting rights cases scramble politics and race. In this case, it is the Democrats who are crying foul because of what they call unconstitutional quotas. In contrast, conservative Republicans, usually critics of racial considerations, this time are defending government classifications based on race.

In the 1990s, the conservative Supreme Court majority, in a series of decisions, ruled that if a redistricting plan is motivated predominantly by racial considerations, it is unconstitutional. Those decisions came in cases brought by conservative Republicans who objected to the Justice Department's attempt to expand the number of majority black or Hispanic legislative districts under the Voting Rights Act in the South.

"Now, the tables are turned," says election-law expert Richard Hasen, a law professor at the University of California, Irvine. "It's the liberals and Democrats that are trying to use the racial gerrymandering claim to stop Republicans from packing reliable Democratic minority voters into a smaller number of districts."

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A moderate muslim

Bosch Fawstin, a former Muslim raised in America, was recently interviewed (18 min) by Jamie Glazov. Fawstin spoke the hard truth about Islam, which he describes this way:
Islam is submission. Islam is death and destruction. Islam is here to control. Islam is here to make life on earth hell.
In this interview, as well as an interview (7 min) last month on a program called The Flipside, Fawstin spoke of how he was raised in a so-called "moderate" Muslim family a family where Hitler was greatly admired.

Fawstin spoke of Islam’s hatred toward women and how commonplace physical abuse was in his immediate and extended family. He spoke of arranged marriages, of tears shed when babies were born who were girls, and of girls being told to expect physical violence after they are married.

He spoke of vile Jew-hatred that is endemic in Islamic culture.

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A Democrat who is unhappy with Democrat Party

Representative John Barnes, a Cleveland Democrat, has filed a lawsuit against the Ohio Democrat Party. Cleveland.com reported that the suit is based on false claims the party made against him during the election.
Barnes claims the party’s endorsement and support of his opponent was retaliation for his refusal to join the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus, an organization within the General Assembly composed of African American lawmakers. All current caucus members are Democrats.

Barnes defeated opponent Jill Miller Zimon, who was endorsed by the Ohio Democratic Party, in May’s primary election and was re-elected to his seat last week.

In a news conference Tuesday, Barnes said he is committed to serving his constituents and, at times, that has conflicted with the black caucus’ view.

"Black people need a voice," Barnes said. "But they need that voice to be independent, they need that voice to speak to the issues that affect their community, they need a voice that is going to identify them not whether or not there is ignominious peace but whether or not it is the right thing to do so that ultimately we can all come together and work together as a state."

Barnes used the phrase "plantation mentality" to describe the Ohio Democrat Party. He expressed concern about being forced to go through the black caucus in order to be heard. His attorney, a Republican, spoke about the party’s actions.

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Election day