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and Wall Street Democrats
are the same party, and serve the same constituency,
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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Obama Has Electrolytes: Are the American People ALREADY on the path of Idiocracy?

South Park’s authors created a movie which begins by following the ‘children’ of 2 couples thru several generations. One couple is basically a professional, MBA/Managerial couple, planning the perfect child, and the other is SNAP/EBT high school dropouts. By the 3rd generation (less than 1 adult lifetime) the professional couple have NO children and hte other couple are the scions of about 20 kids, grand kids and great grand kids, the president of the USA during the film appears to be a WWE graduate as his sole accomplishment.

Recently, amid a twitter argument over the US simply LEAVING Afghanistan as is by the next presidential election here (for rather obvious reasons), one Obamanoid proponent claimed in a Paulista like rant that we had too many serious problems here. When he was reminded of 9/11 he pointed out that OBL was found in Pakistan, which seemed to me to be a rather obscure way to argue (the person conceived of himself as ‘smart’ and knowledgable’. When it was pointed out that we had a large presence during the 80’s, and drew down in the period 89-92 until we had no further interest or people, and that the result of that WAS 9/11, a blank wall was the response. He and his supporters had no idea of what occurred, never heard of Shah Massoud or what the timing of his assassination meant (since they had no idea who he was)

Later, someone SUPPOSED to be smart, one Peter Beinart, formerly of the New Republic, now the Atlantic, asserted in 2 articles that Obama = Eisenhower, and in a really comedic and tortuous path of denial that numbers show we we are better off in the world (i.e. Obama not only HAS a foreign policy, but that it is helping us). Worth a read.
These views are characterized by views so incredible that it seems as if facts have not been cherry picked, but INVENTED when needed to justify the unjustifiable, and not unreasonable but the UNBELIEVABLE.

Similarly the EPA in a truly ASTONISHING self extension of their (and therefore ANY PRESIDENT’S executive dept) is now calling ponds in your backyard …from the kid’s in rural areas bass ponds, to your JAPANESE GARDEN POND to your five Lilly pads in a garden pond, .. VERNAL POOLS. This gives the federal govt authority next to your grill. ( the EPA claims that material from his pond is being discharged into other waterways ????????) Not the town code guy. Not the county agriculture committee, not the state land board or state EPA … THE PRESIDENT OF THE USA and his appointed minions, and THEIR appointed and promoted minions. Like the BLM, and Dept of Agricutlure, they are probably ARMED. I assume when challenged by exposure to sunlight they will have jargon filled nebbish like endless invented stories and stats to justify their increased and obnoxious authority in order to make those who oppose them appear as MORE stigmatized SCIENCE DENIERS, because the GOVT KNOWS BEST.

This morning I watched the president of the USA describe his pen authored destruction of the economies of WV and Eastern KY (via the EPA and it’s administrative rulings) and their coal industry by warning that those opposing him would warn the economy would be damaged and thus demonstrate a lack of faith in America. Of course he doesn’t live there, nor does he have to compete for the more in demand (i.e. MORE EXPENSIVE) oil and natural gas to heat his home. He said it was a lack of faith in our ingenuity to circumvent problems. What about the lack of faith in our ability to find a way to burn coal cleanly?

Of course we have also now seen that in terms of global warming the touted 97% agreement of scientists which justified the ‘settled science’ argument be SHREDDED by accepted peer review articles pointing out that was false, and that in fact it was more like 0.3% agreement. Likewise, those attempting to find and use the  data of the paper which MADE the original 97% claim are threatened with suit both IF the publish the methodology and data, and if they QUEST FURTHER, or FIND that information.
Those who question, JUST QUESTION are called SCIENCE DENIERS.
 ’By doubting we come to questioning, by questioning we might come to belief’ - Peter Abelard
Are the American people now rolling over for this?
Because it takes energy and effort to oppose efforts to SKIRT the Constitution, based on what seemed like a good idea at the time?
Because the quest for real facts and knowledge is lost?
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The Magic Mountain - The Culturist Review

Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain is a classic of Western literature. Starting just before World War I, it follows a middle class bourgeois, Hans Castrop, to a tuberculosis sanitarium on the top of a mountain (hence the title). His intended 3-week visit to his cousin turns into a seven-year internal odyssey among the sick.
The Magic Mountain is written as a bildungsroman – a genre wherein the main character develops his character via experience and help from guides. In this version, an advocate of Enlightenment values Settembrini and the Nietzscheian Naphta fight over Hans's soul.
Settembrini is working on an encyclopedia of suffering in order to help expunge suffering from the world; Naphta dreams of returning to Middle Ages values in which people knew their place and accepted suffering and shortcomings as a part of life. Settembrini's dreams are based on science and progress; Naphta's require and celebrate a bit of violence and oppression to keep man in order.
And this battle for Hans's soul reflects the battle over the Weimar Republic that Mann faced as he wrote The Magic Mountain. Many bought Naphta's appeal to save Germany via order during the inter-war period; they killed communists by the hundreds and spawned the Third Reich. In turn, the Weimar Republic called for calm and appealed to Settembrini's enlightened republican (small r) values.
Want to know what lessons this book holds for today's cultists?
READ THE REST HERE:
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Islamic Style Chivalry: Top Egyptian Islamist Issues Fatwa Telling Husbands To Abandon Their Wives To Rapists If His Life Is In Danger


From Human Events:
Islam permits Muslim husbands to abandon their wives to rapists in order to save their own lives—so says Dr. Yassir al-Burhami, vice president of Egypt’s Salafi party, the nation’s premiere Islamist party since the Muslim Brotherhood was banned. 
Indeed, the many fatwas of Dr. Burhami, a pediatrician by training, include banning Muslim cab and bus drivers from transporting Coptic Christian priests to their churches, which he depicted as “more forbidden than taking someone to a liquor bar”; permitting marriage to minor girls; banning Mother’s Day—“even if it saddens your mother”—as a Western innovation; and insisting that Muslims cannot apostatize from Islam—a phenomenon often in the news. 
Now in his most recent fatwa—that husbands are permitted to forsake their sexually-assaulted wives in self-interest—Burhami relies on qiyas, or analogy, based on the rulings of a prominent twelfth century jurist: according to Imam ‘Azz bin Abdul Salaam, a Muslim should abandon his possessions to robbers if so doing would safeguard his life. 
Based on this logic, Burhami analogizes that the Muslim husband should abandon his wife if defending her jeopardizes his life—as she is just another possession that can easily be replaced.
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Friday, May 30, 2014

Bo Diddley
Hey, Bo Diddley


I'm A Man


Road Runner

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Carney, We Hardly Knew Ye


... uh, actually, we know you quite well.

But it's obvious as hell, you don't know yourself.

An Infidel Farewell Fuck you to Jay Carney.

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Hillary's Campaign Offensive

What Difference Do I Make?
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UPDATED --- Stunning: The Media is Finally Catching On? Reporters Laugh At State Dept. Official Who Tells Them, "The President Doesn't Get Enough Credit" For His Foreign Policy



When asked, what exactly he does not get enough credit for, her answer is, "For engagement."

She repeats that assertion several times.

This is emblematic of the Obama Administration. If they are talking, they think they are doing something.

Actually accomplishing something is another matter, and it is not one that is measured by their barometer of success.

Talking is the measure.

Obama talks, or orders someone else to talk for him, VOILA, SUCCESS!

AMAZING!

By the way, I love dumb chicks. I don't know what it is. It's something primal in me that tells me, I can have my way with this chick and she'll do whatever I ask.

This woman sets off every primal bell. I can not watch this video without getting a raging stiffy.

If I met her, I'd HAVE to ask her for a date. I would not be able to help myself.

Text:
JEN PSAKI: I would argue the president doesn't give himself enough credit for what he's done around the world. And that's how the secretary feels too. We would not be engaged in comprehensive negotiations with Iran, which is where the program is stalled, and is rolling back, if it were not for the role of the United States, along with the P-5 +1 partners certainly. In Ukraine, we've been engaged more or as much as any other country in the world in supporting the elections process, supporting the government, and supporting efforts moving forward. Yes, there's more work that needs to be done, the point is we need to continue to stay at it.REPORTER: Is this a potential mission accomplished statement?PSAKI: Absolutely not.MATT LEE: You would argue the president doesn't give himself enough credit, how much credit would you give him?PSAKI: I would give him more than he has given himself. So would the secretary.LEE: Like 200 percent credit? For what? Iran negotiations?PSAKI: I mean...REPORTER: What specifically are you saying he doesn't get enough credit for?PSAKI: For engagement in issues like Iran, what we've done on Ukraine. Efforts to dive in and engage in the world.REPORTER: Russia has still annexed Crimea. Iran, there are ongoing negotiations, but is that the success here that your talking?PSAKI: We're talking about engagement in the world and taking on tough issues that present themselves, and the United States continues to play a prominent role doing that.

UPDATE --- KERRY SAYS THE SAME THING.


Kerry: Obama Doesn’t “Take Enough Credit” For His Foreign Policy “Successes”

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Scientists Say They Have Found A Way To Fight SARS And MERS


From Business Insider:
An international team of scientists say they have identified a compound that can fight coronaviruses, responsible for the SARS and MERS outbreaks, which currently have no cure. 
Coronaviruses affected the upper and lower respiratory tracts in humans. They are the reason for up to a third of common colds. 
A more severe strain of the virus, thought to have come from bats, triggered the global SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) epidemic in 2002 that killed nearly 800 people. 
The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is a new strain discovered in Saudi Arabia in 2012 and thought to have originated in camels. More deadly but less contagious, it has so far killed 193 people across 636 confirmed cases. 
But now a team of scientists led by Edward Trybala from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, and Volker Thiel from the University of Bern have discovered a compound called K22, which appears to block the ability of the virus to spread in humans.

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The Islamic Pieta

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Percy Sledge
When A Man Loves A Woman


The Dark End Of The Street

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Thursday, May 29, 2014


“Belgian authorities are investigating whether the terrorist who murdered four people Saturday at the Brussels Jewish Museum is tied to the Lebanese Hezbollah terror organization.
Israel’s Channel 10 television news reported Tuesday that Belgian intelligence is looking at the date of the shooting – May 24 – and the official date of Israel’s military withdrawal from southern Lebanon: May 24, 2000.”
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“Belgian Jewish activist Joel Rubinfeld said he received an online death threat for speaking about the Brussels Jewish museum killings. “…”We absolutely need to shut Joël Rubintrickmachine’s fat mouth,” read the text, which was posted on the LBCA Facebook page. “His defamations, his grotesque generalizations make me want to commit murder.”
Rubinfeld said he would file a formal police complaint about the posting, which appears to have been spurred by his many media appearances following the slaying of four Jews on Saturday at the Jewish Museum of Belgium in central Brussels. Rubinfeld has called on Belgian authorities to take a firmer stance against minor and major incidents of anti-Semitism, referring to the French government as a role model.”
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via: JTA.org
”…the museum attack’s victims — Emanuel and Miriam Riva, a married couple in their 50s from Tel Aviv; Alexandre Strens, an employee of the museum in his 20s; and Dominique Sabrier, a French volunteer at the museum. . .”
. . .
”Security camera footage from the museum showed the killer approaching the entrance to the museum quickly but calmly while carrying two bags and wearing a baseball cap that obscured his eyes from the lens. Placing one bag on the ground, he produced an automatic rifle and entered the museum for approximately one minute. Inside, he opened fire, hitting his victims in their heads and necks, before making his escape. Counterterrorism experts said the man’s apparent calm, quick getaway and selection of target — the museum is one of the few Jewish institutions in Brussels that is not under permanent police protection — suggest meticulous preparations and perhaps some training.

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Directive outlines Obama’s plan to use the military against citizens


From Will at THE OTHER NEWS:

Directive outlines Obama’s plan to use the military against citizens.(WT)

A 2010 Pentagon directive on military support to civilian authorities details what critics say is a troubling policy that envisions the Obama administration’s potential use of military force against Americans.

The directive contains noncontroversial provisions on support to civilian fire and emergency services, special events and the domestic use of the Army Corps of Engineers

The troubling aspect of the directive Outlines presidential authority for the use of military arms and forces, including unarmed drones, in operations against domestic unrest..

A 2010 Pentagon directive on military support to civilian authorities details what critics say is a troubling policy that envisions the Obama administration’s potential use of military force against Americans.

The directive contains noncontroversial provisions on support to civilian fire and emergency services, special events and the domestic use of the Army Corps of Engineers.

The troubling aspect of the directive outlines presidential authority for the use of military arms and forces, including unarmed drones, in operations against domestic unrest.Read the full story here.
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U.S. military lists North Korea, Iran as major threats of missile strike


From Will at THE OTHER NEWS:

U.S. military lists North Korea, Iran as major threats of missile strike.(NCRI).

WASHINGTON, May 28 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. military identified the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and Iran as the leading threats of a missile attack to the United States in future, a high-ranking U.S. military officer said Wednesday.

Speaking at the annual global missile defense conference held at the Atlantic Council's Center on International Security, James Winnefeld, vice chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the assessment was based on the fact that both the DPRK and Iran boast nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

The United States has to take such threat seriously,"even though neither nation yet has a mature capability," the senior officer said.

He added the DPRK is closer than any other adversary to being able to reach such a threshold, as Pyongyang could test a missile capable of reaching the U.S. homeland at any time.

However, Winnefeld warned that if either the DPRK or Iran launches a missile attack at the United States in future, it will be met with an "overwhelming response."

He said that the U.S. priority of missile defense is deploying ground-based interceptors that aim to take out incoming missiles as part of its expanding missile defense system.

Moreover, the United States places an emphasis on building regional missile defense, by closely cooperating with a number of key partners in different regions, he noted.

Winnefeld also urged Russia and China to persuade the DPRK and Iran to drop their ballistic missile programs.

At the same, the general noted that the United States is making progress in investing in promising technology programs" to ensure the missile defense program will be fully capable of defeating complex threats we expect to see in the future."
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This Week On The Gathering Storm

Listen to The Gathering Storm Radio Show, hosted by WC and Always On Watch.

The show broadcasts live for 30 minutes every Friday beginning at noon, Pacific Time.

The call-in number is 646-915-9870. Callers welcome!

Our scheduled guest this week is Mr. Ducky.

Listen to the May 30, 2014 edition of The Gathering Storm Radio Show, live or later, by CLICKING HERE.

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How big is the footprint of the fire that's been keeping me awake for the last week or so?



So if it had happened to a major city instead of scaring the bejesus out of the residents of Southcentral Alaska...

NEW YORK -- Brooklyn, the Bronx, Hoboken, Manhattan, Newark and everywhere in between



LONDON -- All of London



WASHINGTON D.C. -- Say goodbye to the Beltway...
more cities here

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Humpday Blues

Buddy Guy
Live At Red Rocks
 


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The Muslim Brotherhood in North America (Canada/USA)”


From Will at THE OTHER NEWS:

The Muslim Brotherhood in North America (Canada/USA)” HT: GMBR.

By 
Terrorism analyst Tom Quiggin has published a new and comprehensive report on the Muslim Brotherhood in North America with an emphasis on Canada. The report concludes:
  • Canada has a significant presence of Muslim Brotherhood adherent individuals and organizations. Their values and actions are frequently the antithesis of the Canadian Constitution, values and law.  Despite statements to the contrary, the Muslim Brotherhood considers itself above local laws and national constitutions.
  • The Muslim Brotherhood’s use of settlement and the ‘process of civilization jihad’ has proven effective.  The long term aim is to globally impose a virulent form of political Islam to the exclusion of other faiths or systems.
  • Internationally, the Muslim Brotherhood is realigning under pressure as old alliances crumble and opportunities arise. An aggressive posture is re-emerging which has used extensive political violence in the past. 
  • The policy and process of denial is deeply rooted in the Muslim Brotherhood.
  • Muslim Brotherhood adherent groups should not be given governmental accreditation, access to public grants nor should they have charity status.
  • Canada’s stance against Muslim Brotherhood adherent organizations in recent years has been more aggressive than the USA, especially in financial areas.”

The GMBDW welcomes this highly useful report which, among other things, draws from the Hudson reporton the US Muslim Brotherhood written by the GMBDW editor.

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China Has Mass Sentencing of Islamist Separatists in Football Stadium


That's the way you do it!
A spectacle designed to show their resolve against terrorism, Chinese authorities held a public sentencing in a football stadium in the northwestern Xinjiang region of 55 people convicted of violent crimes. 
More than 7,000 people filled the stadium stands in Yili prefecture during Tuesday’s sentencing and videos were distributed by police Wednesday to Chinese media. 
It was an unusually public display in a country where court proceedings are normally closed to the public.
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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

MTV Partners With CAIR To Fight “Discrimination”


I wasn't aware MTV even existed anymore, but ok ...
MTV is including the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity with a history of radicalism, in its “world-class coalition of expert partners” for a campaign to combat discrimination and inequality. 
CAIR has a history of tarring its opponents by calling them “anti-Muslim” or “Islamophobes.” 
The multi-year “Look Different” campaign will use celebrity activism, television shows and social media to influence the over 500 million households that MTV is available in. 
While well-intentioned, MTV unfortunately chose to include CAIR, an organization with an extremist history that tars every opponent as an anti-Muslim bigot. 
The Justice Department designated CAIR an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorism-financing trial in U.S. history. 
The government listed CAIR as an entity of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood, specifically its secret Palestine Committee; a body set up to covertly support the Hamas terrorist group. 
The designation was upheld by a federal judge in 2009 because of “ample” evidence to show that CAIR is part of the Muslim Brotherhood’s pro-Hamas network in America. After the designation, the FBI formally ended its use of CAIR as an outreach partner “until we can resolve whether there continues to be a relationship between CAIR or its executives with Hamas.” 
In 2004, CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad said in an interview with Al-Jazeera that CAIR does not consider Hamas and Hezbollah to be terrorist organizations. He said, “We do not and will not condemn any liberation movement inside Palestine or Lebanon.”
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The Shahada

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Funny River Wildfire

The situation has improved for homeowners, but fire crews still face a major challenge with the 182,000-acre blaze -- now the nation’s No. 1 priority wildfire -- at more than 180,000 acres.

All evacuations have been lifted -- people and families evacuated from over 1,000 homes can now return home. Most evacuation readiness advisories have been lifted although not all and ALL residents are told to remain alert and vigilant just in case. This isn't over by any stretch but they are getting a handle on it.

Governor Parnell visited the area yesterday and stayed in Soldotna overnight to attend this evening's residents meeting and show his support for the community.

Haven't heard from my kid for over a day now. Which doesn't surprise me if the danger has subsided (at least for now).

Raise a glass to the crews who backburned dozed and used shovel and pick to build the containment lines that saved the communities of Soldotna Sterling Kasilof Skilak Lake Pollard Loop and others.

And who found a wolf den on a dozer line and rescued five pups.

 
Light rain has helped dampen grasses and raise humidity. None of which will put the fire put but it does help crews fight it. 


So this thing is a long way from over contained or secure BUT the situation is a good bit less desperate than it was 36 hours ago.

Please keep the residents and fire crews in your thoughts and prayers.




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And this is just the beginning. Just think how will this list look like in, let's say, ten years...

PS (Socialist Party)

  • Yvan Mayeur, Mayor
  • Faouzia Hariche, Alderwoman
  • Karine Lalieux, Alderwoman
  • Philippe Close, Alderman
  • Mohamed Ouriaghli, Alderman
  • Ahmed El Ktibi, Alderman
  • Pascale Peraïta, City councillor
  • Fatima Abid, City councillor
  • Mohammed Boukantar, City councillor
  • Sevket Temiz, City councillor
  • Mounia Mejbar, City councillor
  • Mustapha Amrani, City councillor
  • Jean-Marie Amand, City councillor
  • Rebecca Overloop, City councillor
  • Khalid Zian, City councillor
  • Naima Maati, City councillor

cdH (Humanist Democratic Centre)

  • Bertin Mampaka Mankamba, City councillor
  • Said El Hammoudi, City councillor
  • Christian Ceux, City councillor
  • Joëlle Milquet, City councillor
  • Hamza Fassi-Fihri, City councillor
  • Mohamed El Hamrouni, City councillor
  • Didier Wauters, City councillor
  • Fatima Moussaoui, City councillor
  • Yusuf Ergen,City councillor

MR (Reformist Movement)

  • Alain Courtois, First Alderman
  • Marion Lemesre, Alderwoman
  • Geoffroy Coomans de Brachène, Alderman
  • Alain Nimegeers, City councillor
  • Jacques Oberwoits, City councillor
  • Frédérique Ries, City councillor
  • Céline Vivier, City councillor
  • David Weytsman, City councillor
  • Clémentine Barzin, City councillor

ECOLO (Francophone Greens)

  • Marie Nagy Patino, City councillor
  • Zoubida Jellab, City councillor
  • Catherine Lemaitre, City councillor
  • Liesbet Temmerman, City councillor
  • Michaël François, City councillor

FDF (Francophone Federalist Democrats)

  • Fabian Maingain, City councillor
  • Amina Derbaki Sbaï, City councillor

Groen (Flemish Ecologists)

  • Bart Dhondt, City councillor
  • Malika Abbad, City councillor

Open VLD (Flemish Liberals and Democrats)

  • Els Ampe, Alderwoman
  • Dominique De Backer, City councillor

sp.a (Flemish Social Democratic Party)

  • Ans Persoons, Alderwoman
  • Pascal Smet, City councillor

CD&V (Flemish Christian Democrats)

  • Bianca Debaets, City councillor

N-VA (New Flemish Alliance)

  • Johan Van den Driessche, City councillor

...anyone still think the Brussels Jewish Museum shooter(s) will be located - despite eye witnesses, video evidence and obtaining the getaway vehicle - will they ever be brought to traditional Western justice?
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