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Against Unreasonable Searches and Seizures,
Shall Not Be Violated


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Koskinen Lied - Email Servers He Told Congress Were Thrown Away Obviously Still Exist - IRS Inspector General Retrieved the Emails

I would love to be the one who pushes the button on Koksukinen when he is finally tried and sentenced to death in a court of Law.

From Gateway Pundit:

IRS Commissioner John Koskinentestified before the House Oversight and Government Reform on March 26, 2014. Koskinen told Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) during the hearing that Loise Lerner’s emails were archived and it would take a long time to retrieve them.
In June the IRS told Congress Lois Lerner’s emails were lost in a computer crash.
There were audible gasps in the room on June 20,2014, when IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told Congress that Lerner’s hard drive was tossed out. Koskinen testified before the House Ways and Means Committee on the IRS conservative targeting scandal.

But Lois Lerner’s emails were not lost as was reported. All of her emails were backed up by the federal government.
And 30,000 of her emails have been recovered.
FOX News reported:
Federal investigators have told Congress that they have recovered data that may include lost emails from one of the pivotal figures in the controversy over the Internal Revenue Service’s treatment of tea party groups, congressional aides said Friday.
Frederick Hill, a spokesman for Republicans who run the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said the investigators said at a staff briefing Friday that they have recovered up to 30,000 emails to and from Lois Lerner.
A statement from Democrats and Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee was more measured. It said the investigators have recovered data that may include Lerner emails.
The investigators were from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, which audits the IRS. A spokeswoman for the inspector general, Karen Kraushaar, declined to comment, saying the investigation was continuing.
The investigators ignited a political firestorm in May 2013 with a report saying that IRS agents had given exceptionally close scrutiny to tea party and other conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status.
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Sharyl Attkisson's Name Appears Only Once In 40,000 Pages of DOJ Emails ---MIS-SPELLED---

Powerlineblog: What is DOJ hiding about its targeting of Sharyl Attkisson?

wrote last night about Judicial Watch’s bombshell revelation that Eric Holder’s office collaborated with the White House to try to force Sharyl Attkisson off the Fast and Furious investigation. (If you haven’t read that post, you should start there.) We know this because this email thread, which was among the documents that DOJ produced to Judicial Watch. The thread is a conversation between Tracy Schmaler, Eric Holder’s press person, and Eric Schultz, a White House staffer. (Schultz, by the way, is the White House aide who screamed and swore at Attkisson over the telephone.) The bottom email, which refers to “Sharryl,” is first in time:

The funny thing is that the reference to “Sharryl” in the first email comes from out of the blue. It is obvious that Schmaler and Schultz had been talking about Attkisson and that the first email we see is the middle of a conversation, not the beginning. Yet, a search of the 40,000 pages produced by DOJ does not include a single additional reference to Attkisson. With the single exception of the email above, her name appears only when she is referred to in a news story that is reproduced in an email. Strange.
A reader writes with a theory:
The reason that this reference to Sharyl Attkisson made it into this document dump is that her name was mis-spelled (Sharryl rather than Sharyl). There are assuredly more emails about this that were searched for and deliberately withheld. They apparently did not search for this particular mis-spelling of her name.
Bingo. I think he is right. Someone at DOJ systematically searched for references to Sharyl Attkisson and pulled out all emails where DOJ and White House personnel were talking about her and, as we now know, how to block her Fast and Furious investigation. A single email, which gave away the game, slipped through because her name was mis-spelled.
It is harder than many people realize to cheat on a document production. Judicial Watch and others should now start hounding Eric Holder to release the rest of the story–the other emails where Holder’s DOJ and Barack Obama’s White House plotted to kill the Fast and Furious investigation by, among other things, influencing senior managers at CBS News.
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Culturist Suicide

With Obama’s promised amnesty for illegal people, America has committed culturist suicide.  Culturism is the belief that a traditional majority culture has the right and duty to protect, promote, and promulgate itself.  This mission is now lost beyond hope.  And this is fatal to America, because cultural diversity is real and important.

Obama claims that his amnesty will impact only 5 million people.  How will they check that?  Who will check that?  Believe me, fraud will be rampant and we do not have the resources or will to check it.  And, this news will – as did Obama’s earlier promise not to deport children – create an enormous spike in illegals.  We no longer have a southern border.

As a culturist, I hold that America had a traditional majority culture that made it great.  Mexicans are not Americans.  They have a different language, holidays, and heroes. Multiculturalism claims we never had a core culture; the US is just as Islamic, Pilipino, etc., as it is Protestant European.  No.  We had a traditional majority culture, and the new immigrants are not of it.

PLEASE read the rest of the article HERE and join the lively discussion.

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“the Committee finds that there was no intelligence failure prior to the attacks”

Mike Rogers, et al of the House Intelligence Committee on Benghazi
NEVER LET IT BE SAID facts not consistent with this writer’s expectation do not IMMEDIATELY get ‘air’
The House Intelligence Committee has released its final report on Benghazi
The committee chairman is Mike Rogers (R-MI), and of course the Republicans sit in majority in this committee.
There are several major points.
This is the first big one which frankly is IPSO FACTO impossible to swallow. It is tantamount to saying ‘oh well, so it goes’.  I am only going to deal with this one thing right now because it says so much of what we are as a nation.
I am going to present this conclusion in the light of JUST ONE other INARGUABLE FACT IN BEING
We could say since it was a known fact that every other western nation had left Benghazi earlier in the year because of danger this ‘intelligence’ was known and therefore encompassed in our intelligence and security processes, and therefore there was no intelligence failure prior to the attacks.
We could say since this was known our processes made a measured decision about the level of security required and there was no intelligence failure prior to the attacks.
We could say since we went through our process of intelligence and security assessments prior to the attacks in the full knowledge of all this there was no intelligence failure prior to the attacks.
Except that we were SURPRISED totally, and since the committee also concludes no stand down order was ever given, and no lack of effort was made the day and night of the attack on our consulate, the people at the consulate and annex were dead the day they were deployed since we knowingly sent them there in the full light of our knowledge about Benghazi.
Are we now accepting that there are events such as this that demand our people just die while we leave our people powerless and conclude , OH WELL, there were no intelligence failures?
Either the failure was one of force or intelligence.
That’s it.
Just as GWB failed to take seriously enough warnings about OBL etc before 9/11 ( another inarguable fact in the light of results), just as Clinton failed in his duty by not killing OBL any of the 4 chances he had (and was argued out of by John Brennan- according to Michael Scheurer), it is a FACT that we failed to protect our people in Benghazi (irrespective of the nascent cause for what happened that night).
That’s it.
We failed by not heeding the intelligence freely available and yet the Committee concludes there was no intelligence failure prior to the attacks?
That is arguing that neither Pearl Harbor, nor 9/11 was an intelligence failure.
Significantly the names Husband E Kimmel and Walter Short do not figure in WW2 after the former, but George Tenet and others REMAINED at CIA after 9/11. FDR and the brass couldn’t fire these guys fast enough, and then FDR went and got the biggest sons of bitches on the planet to run the Army and Navy.
If we can ACCEPT the idea that Benghazi has no intelligence failure attached to it, we had better withdraw from the world.
The report itself, undigested by other organizations ANXIOUS in the extreme to vitiate any errors by Obama et al, is HERE
It’s 37 pages and I found this conclusion so impossible to swallow blithely as if there is nothing which happened that should not have happened in our full process that I had to stop and spew this.
The people are dead therefore there IS ONE..
And politics has NOTHING TO DO WITH THAT
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The News Today Is Incredible

Jay Carney: Obama’s Executive Amnesty Is “Literally” Doing What He Once Said Was Unconstitutional

IRS Says Lois Lerner’s 30,000 Missing Emails Have Been Recovered

Now we'll just wait and see what's in them.

Obama Regime Admits They Over-Reported Obamacare Enrollment Numbers
The Obama administration admitted Thursday that it over-reported the number of people who signed up for medical coverage under the President’s signature health care law by double-counting, in its initial reported numbers, hundreds of thousands of people who enrolled in dental insurance plans. 
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell acknowledged the error on social media after a Bloomberg News report alleged that the administration had included about 400,000 dental plans in numbers it reported for enrollments under the Affordable Care Act. 
“The mistake we made is unacceptable,” Burwell said on Twitter. “I will be communicating that clearly throughout the (department).” 
A White House spokesman later told the Associated Press that the administration had mistakenly over-reported Obamacare enrollment numbers by about 400,000 by double-counting consumers who had purchased both dental coverage and medical insurance coverage separately through Healthcare.gov and various state insurance marketplaces created under the law.
Congress Sues Obama Over Obamacare

Obama Stereotypes Latinos: “They Mow Our Lawns, Make Our Beds, Clean Out Deadpans”

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Rick Nelson
Travelin' Man

Bye Bye Love

I Got A Woman

Garden Party

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"demonstrations like these have the potential to spark a sustained and positive national dialogue, to provide momentum to a necessary conversation, and to bring about critical reform”

Eric Holder-seeking to tamp down any police action or ‘over-reaction’ to demonstrations as a result of 23 peers of Officer Wilson deciding there was no reason to indict him the death of Mr, Brown.
Implicit in the comment is the idea that the ‘reform’ needed is in society or the police, it’s representative to maintain order.

There is however the mathematical possibility that the reform needed is in the manner children are raised, disciplined, taught, and rewarded for positive behavior by all of family and society.
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And as John Kerry flies into Vienna urgently to ‘negotiate’ with Iran


Iran Minister to Leave Nuclear Talks

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohommad Javad Zarif will leave the nuclear talks with six world powers on Friday and return to Tehran for discussions with top officials four days before a deadline for a final agreement expires.
“Zarif will return to Tehran tonight for consultations and exchange of views with top officials,” Iran’s official news agency IRNA reported, citing a member of the Iranian delegation at the Vienna talks.
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New Scandal Envelops UNRWA as Employees Praise Jerusalem Synagogue Atrocity

From Algemeiner:
Among the many Palestinians who openly celebrated Tuesday’s terrorist atrocity at a synagogue in Jerusalem, during which four worshippers and a police officer were brutally murdered, were several employees of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA.) 
UNRWA is a body devoted solely to Palestinian refugees from the 1948 war as well as their descendants who, unlike the children of refugees in other conflict situations, legally inherit refugee status. 
Among its responsibilities is the education of Palestinian children, often taught by local teachers who have no incentive to keep their political beliefs – however extreme – outside of the classroom. 
Popular Jewish blogger Elder of Ziyon has amassed evidence of UNRWA employees lauding the Jerusalem attack, among them Maha al Mosa, an UNRWA teacher in Syria who prayed for the two terrorists to be accepted in “paradise” as “martyrs,” Ibrahim Hajjar, another teacher based in Hebron, who published a poem praising the terrorists, and another Syrian-based teacher who, using a pseudonym, posted a celebratory picture of Adolf Hitler on his Facebook page. 
The latest outrage centers on Naief al-Hattab, school director of UNRWA’s Zaitoun Elementary School Boys “B” and former school headmaster of Shijia Elementary School Boys “A” for Refugees. 
Writing on his Facebook page, al-Hattab congratulated the terrorists on their “wonderful revenge.” 
Al-Hattab, who shook hands with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon on his visit to Gaza in October, has previously posted inflammatory statements and images, among them one of a young child brandishing a sub-machine gun. 
It is not clear whether this child is related to al-Hattab, or whether he attends the Zaitoun Elementary School which al-Hattab runs. 

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Cute to hear Obama tell the R’s how a democracy works while creating a DECREE in clear opposition to the will of a JUST ELECTED majority

'The actions I'm taking are not only lawful, they're the kinds of actions taken by every single Republican President and every single Democratic President for the past half century. And to those members of Congress who question my authority to make our immigration system work better, or question the wisdom of me acting where Congress has failed, I have one answer: Pass a bill.
'I want to work with both parties to pass a more permanent legislative solution. And the day I sign that bill into law, the actions I take will no longer be necessary. Meanwhile, don't let a disagreement over a single issue be a dealbreaker on every issue. That’s not how our democracy works, and Congress certainly shouldn’t shut down our government again just because we disagree on this. Americans are tired of gridlock. What our country needs from us right now is a common purpose – a higher purpose.
Here are the real problems in what you are doing, Obama:
  1. That idea that you are doing what D and R presidents have done, IS A LIE. Previous presidents made incremental changes to laws JUST PASSED by bipartisan congressional majorities. NO PRESIDENT has decided to ALLOW 5 MILLION CRIMINALS TO REMAIN AT HIS OWN WHIM FOR ANY INTERNAL REASON.
  2. The idea that border security will increase, is a lie. NO ONE believes you but a few sycophants and those dedicated to support you for ideological or racial reasons
  3. Your actions are CLEAR defiance to a LARGE majority of American who voted 15 days ago
  4. Your actions are more geared toward both a provocation of the newly elected R majorities, and insuring that your personal power is slowly accumulated for future actions
  5. Your actions in defiance of the RECENTLY VOTED will of the people give STRENGTH to the most paranoid interpretations of your desires and thoughts of this nation and governance
  6. Your actions reflect a complete disregard of the primary component of governance in republican democracies..MEANINGFUL and therefore PAINFUL compromise. That means YOU and YOUR attitude have shown that the next 2 years’ course is set in your mind, and set as a political calculation, IGNORING both the will of the people just expressed, and the realization of national service to that will on YOUR PART.
  7. Your actions, AS ALWAYS have not been unifying, but, AS ALWAYS calculated to divide us, polarize us and create internal enmities which you gauge to be of political advantage TO YOUR IDEOLOGICAL ends, not necessarily even to democrats
I look forward to a legal immigrant of any background, SUING you in court when one of them loses or does not get a job because of it being filled by one of the people you have illegally allowed to remain, and that will be your carved in granite legacy on this issue.
Republicans, be MEASURED and FIRM. Your response should include a list of FAILURES to cooperate and compromise by the D’s and Obama, and the promise to pass laws one after the other and leave their signatures or the END OF PROGRESS for the USA at Obama’s door. INCLUDING the bill he says he wants for immigration, which he will veto. Ted Cruz, STFU. No sound bytes for the biased media to twist around.
It should also include a VERY STRONG warning over Iran, and any attempt to subvert the Constitution.
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What the Fuck Is This Shit?


What the fuck is this fuckin' fucktard shit?
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UK: Birmingham City Council hid links between Muslim cabbies and child sex victims for 23 years

In British media Newspeak, “Asian” means “Muslim” and “white” means “non-Muslim.” British authorities persist in seeing this as a racial issue, when in fact these cabbies only preyed upon these girls because they were non-Muslims, and thus eligible to become “captives of the right hand” (cf. Qur’an 4:3, 4:24, 23:1-6, 33:50) and used as sex slaves. But the fact that they see it as a racial issue, and their anxiety to avoid “racism,” led them to cover up these cases and allow thousands of girls to be victimized for twenty-three years.

UK Government Marks Down School For Being “Too White,” Christian School Dinged For Not Inviting Islamic Clerics To Speak

From the Telegraph:
Ofsted was accused of “political correctness” after downgrading a top rural primary school for effectively being too English. 
The education watchdog faced a backlash from MPs and parents following the decision to penalise Middle Rasen primary in Lincolnshire for not having enough black or Asian pupils. 
In a report, inspectors said the school was “not yet outstanding” because pupils’ cultural development was limited by a “lack of first-hand experience of the diverse make up of modern British society”. [...] 
Last month, it was claimed that a small Christian school in the Home Counties had been penalised after failing to other invite faith leaders, such as imams, in to lead assemblies. 
Commenting on the latest case, Sir Edward Leigh, the Conservative MP for Gainsborough, said he had written to Nicky Morgan, the Education Secretary, “objecting strenuously to the new so-called ‘equality’ regulations she is implementing in schools”.
It really seems like the British government wants to eliminate British people.
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CAIR Leader Busted Live on TV, As Being a Terrorist Organization Linked to the Muslim Brotherhood

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Fats Domino
I Want To Walk You Home

Ain't That A Shame

Blueberry Hill

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Republicans Can Defund Obama’s Executive Order, They Just Don’t Want To

Hey AOW, remember what I was telling you the other day?

(To regular IBA readers: I was telling AOW that I no longer believe the Republican Party has the best interest of the nation in mind, and that they play games to make it look like a number of them oppose the leftward spasms of the country, when in fact they fully support most of Obama's agenda.)

From the Federalist:
President Barack Obama’s executive order on immigration hasn’t even been issued yet, and already congressional Republicans are desperately trying to come up with reasons why they’re powerless to do anything about it. 
Here’s what the House Appropriations Committee spokesman told The Hill earlier today: 
It would be “impossible to defund President Obama’s executive order through a government spending bill, House Appropriations Committee spokeswoman Jennifer Hing said Thursday. Congress doesn’t provide funding to U.S. Citizenship and Immgiration Services (CIS), the agency responsible for issuing work permits and green cards. 
Instead, the agency is funded through fees. “We cannot, literally cannot, defund that agency in an appropriations bill because we don’t appropriate that agency. That agency is entirely-fee funded,” Hing told reporters. “ 
As of right now, our understanding is the primary agency responsible for implementing any type of executive order is CIS and we don’t fund CIS. There are no appropriated dollars,” she added. 
That is absolute nonsense. The notion that Congress can turn on a money spigot but is banned from turning it off is nonsense. 
And the worst part is that it’s willful nonsense. There is simply no law whatsoever that says that the House is only allowed to X and Y but not Z on an appropriations bill.
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This Week On The Gathering Storm: Open Mic!

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!

We have no scheduled guest this week. Open mic!

Listen to the November 21, 2014 edition of The Gathering Storm Radio Show, live or later, by CLICKING HERE.

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Now THIS is what I can call fundamental transformation ..no not the amnesty, it’s REAL purpose

Barack Obama has no clue about many things.
He has no idea about the motivations of Khamenei, Ping of China, Putin, Erdogan, HAMAS, the Muslim Brotherhood, and on and on.
In foreign affairs he always remains me of an epitaph of LBJ vs Ho Chi Minh, that LBJ always treated Ho as if he were George Meany or John Lewis (militant heads of unions) and when he did not respond the same way, LBJ could not fathom or adjust.
But Obama has confidence in his understanding of the American people and the political dynamics which they respond to.
The amnesty, Iran deal, and Keystone pipeline threats of executive action, all of which I believe is DESIGNED not to trick the R’s into overreacting and impeachment, but it’s purpose is to demonstrate the weakness of this form of govt today, and fertilize the ground for acquiescence to executive power, which Obama believes will fall to progressive ideas in the march of history.
This is a danger to the republic.
Obama is a danger to the Republic.
The Congressional progressive caucus is a danger to the republic and people like Steny Hoyer, Nancy Pelosi and others who vociferously back this amnesty power seizure are danger every bit as much.
They back the process of unhitching the ideas of the founders from the conduct of governing ourselves, whether they MEAN TO DO THAT or NOT.
If Obama persists in this course, the House may HAVE NO ALTERNATIVE but to act ,and the Senate will have to find 13 democrats more worried about the nation and their children than about the democratic party….just as the democrats found such Republicans in 1974.
Congress should react calmly but VERY FIRMLY and outline to the public the stakes involved.
This is not about amnesty, nor a bad deal with Iran, or about jobs and fossil fuel availability and prices.
It is about the president DESTROYING our form and process of governing ourselves for (in the best case) reasons of expedience, and seizing power FROM OTHER BRANCHES OF THE GOVT because he is personally dissatisfied with the other EQUAL branches.
Watch for the tortuous logic involved in the speech tonight, and listen to liberal Jonathan Turley, who UNDERSTANDS
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November 20th, Obama's Executive Amnesty Day Also Happens To Fall On Mexico's Dia De La Revolucion (Day of the Revolution)

Emiliano Zapata 

Considerations about executive amnesty:

This date, November 20 coincides with the Islamic date Safar 27/28...Safar (صفر) is the second month in the Islamic calendar.

Literal meaning: Empty. During this month the houses used to be empty and deserted because the ban on going to war in the month of Muharram came to an end and everyone proceeded towards the battlefield. Some people have superstitious beliefs regarding this month i.e. it is a month of misfortune and calamities.
Historic events on this date:
27 Safar, Migration (Hijrah) from Makkah to Madinah by Muhammad
28 Safar, Martyrdom of Imam Hasan ibn ‘Alī, grandson of Muhammad and 5th Caliph of Islam
The coincidence of where this violation of our Constitution is broadcast shrinks in scope when considering the coincidence of an anniversary significant to the audience to which he panders...Mexican National Revolution Day: November 20, 1910.

From Voxxi:

November 20th is Mexico’s Día de la Revolución (Day of the Revolution). It’s not Independence Day, and it’s certainly not Cinco de Mayo, which celebrates the Mexican victory over the French during the battle of Puebla in a war the Mexican’s eventually lost. What is Mexico’s Day of the Revolution about then? 
Mexico’s revolution started in 1910 and ‘officially’ ended with the Constitution of 1917. But fighting, and social repositioning in the country went on through the mid 1920s. The Revolution ended the 33-year dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz, and set Mexico on a modern socialist path.

Too many "coincidences' to dismiss... Imam desecrates national cathedral, Allah praised on Congressional House floor , executive amnesty coincides with anniversary of Mexican National Revolution Day (11/20/1910)...also coincides with the anniversaries of the Islamic Migration (Hijrah) and the death of grandson of Muhammad and 5th Caliph of Islam (Safar 27/28).
Spiteful Collusion on this scale illustrates the gravity of his absolute contempt for our Constitution and our nation.

Gates of Vienna: What Happened at the National Cathedral Last Friday? 

On Friday November 14, 2014 the Episcopal Church in the United States hosted an “ecumenical” Muslim prayer service at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C.

The date was the 100th anniversary to the day of the last jihad declared against non-Muslims by the last Caliph, the sultan of the Ottoman Empire.

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Imam Insulted Christians And Jews During Sermon At National Cathedral “Interfaith” Service

From WND:
Islam is hard-wired with a “conquering” mentality that dates back to its earliest days, says a noted author, and that mentality was on display Friday at the Washington National Cathedral. 
Even in a service billed as a symbolic olive branch to Christianity, celebrated inside an iconic church, Islam’s air of supremacy could not help but leak out, says Dr. Andrew Bostom, author of several books on Islam including “The Legacy of Jihad: Islamic Holy War and the Fate of Non-Muslims” in 2005 and “The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism: From Sacred Texts to Solemn History” in 2008. 
Not that anyone in the Episcopal cathedral cared to notice. “After viewing Friday’s ostensible exercise in ‘ecumenism’ at the National Cathedral, it is impossible for me to discern whether the Christian event organizers are more ethically, or intellectually cretinous,” writes Bostom in his blog at AndrewBostom.org. 
Bostom is an associate professor of medicine at Brown University Medical School and author of four exhaustive studies on Islam. He said the verses that Imam Ebrahim Rasool, who is South Africa’s ambassador to the U.S., read to those gathered for Friday’s “call to prayer” were familiar to Muslims but probably did not resonate with many Christians. 
The verses are widely interpreted by the Muslim hadiths and Quranic commentaries as stinging rebukes of Christianity and Judaism, Bostom said. The hadiths are the written reports of the teachings of Muhammad. 
Rasool quoted only the latter portion of Quran 5:82, which says “you will find the nearest in love to the believers (Muslims) those who say: ‘We are Christians.’ That is because amongst them are priests and monks, and they are not arrogant.” 
But Rasool cleverly omitted the opening half of 5:82: “Verily, you will find the strongest among men in enmity to the believers (Muslims) the Jews and those who are Al-Mushrikun (i.e., ‘idolatrous’ Hindus, Buddhists and Animists).” 
Bostom, who is Jewish, explained that part of the verse is about Christianity, but the imam didn’t read the first part about Judaism. “I don’t blame him. He is a pious Muslim. That’s what he is supposed to do. He’s a proud Muslim. It’s the church that makes me outraged,” Bostom said.
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Unprecedented Territory

Our nation will be entering unprecedented territory if the President grants immigration amnesty via executive order.

Constitutional scholar Jonthan Turley on that topic:

In December 2013, about the President's changes to the ACA, Mr. Turley stated the following in his Congressional testimony about the separation of powers and the dangers of unilateral action:
The danger is quite severe. The problem with what the president is doing is that he's not simply posing a danger to the constitutional system. He's becoming the very danger the Constitution was designed to avoid. That is the concentration of power in every single branch....
Time and again, Obama himself has stated that he cannot unilaterally declare immigration policy:

Nevertheless, indications are that Obama is knowingly and willfully precipitating a Constitutional crisis some 15 days after the November 2014 Elections, which did not go the way of the Democratic Party.

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Tales of Rumi

Charles Lloyd

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Cloud Of Unknowing

Jan Garbarek

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Keith Jarrett

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The Exploding Psychology


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Humpday Blues

Watermelon Slim
Smokestack Lightning

Devil's Cadillac

Wheel Man

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Atlantic Monthly: Reagan and Bush Offer No Precedent for Obama's Amnesty Order

From the Atlantic Monthly:

“What about Reagan in 1987? And George H.W. Bush in 1990?” 
This has become a favorite Democratic and center-left rebuttal to Republicans angry at reports that President Obama may soon grant residency and working papers to as many as 5 million illegal aliens. If Obama acts, he’d rely on precedents set by Republican predecessors. Surely that should disbar today’s Republicans from complaining? 
Surely not, and for four reasons. 
1) Reagan and Bush acted in conjunction with Congress and in furtherance of a congressional purpose. In 1986, Congress passed a full-blown amnesty, the Simpson-Mazzoli Act, conferring residency rights on some 3 million people. Simpson-Mazzoli was sold as a “once and for all” solution to the illegal immigration problem: amnesty now, to be followed by strict enforcement in future. Precisely because of their ambition, the statute’s authors were confounded when their broad law generated some unanticipated hard cases. The hardest were those in which some members of a single family qualified for amnesty, while others did not. Nobody wanted to deport the still-illegal husband of a newly legalized wife. Reagan’s (relatively small) and Bush’s (rather larger) executive actions tidied up these anomalies. Although Simpson-Mazzoli itself had been controversial, neither of these follow-ups was. 
Executive action by President Obama, however, would follow not an act of Congress but a prior executive action of his own: his suspension of enforcement against so-called Dreamers in June 2012. 
A new order would not further a congressional purpose. It is intended to overpower and overmaster a recalcitrant Congress. Two presidents of two different parties have repeatedly called upon Congress to pass a second large amnesty. Congress has repeatedly declined. Each Congress elected since 2006 has been less favorable to amnesty than the previous one, and the Congress elected this month is the least favorable of all. Obama talks as if Congress’s refusal to fall in with his wishes somehow justifies him in acting alone. He may well have the legal power to do so. But it hardly enhances the legitimacy of his action. Certainly he is not entitled to cite as precedent the examples of presidents whodid act together with Congress. 
2) Reagan and Bush legalized much smaller numbers of people than Obama is said to have in mind. While today's advocates cite a figure of 1.5 million people among those potentially affected by Bush's order, only about 140,000 people ultimately gained legal status this way, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement data as reviewed by Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies. Obama’s June 2012 grant of residency to the so-called “Dreamers”, people who were brought to the United States illegally as children, could potentially reach 1.4 million people. His next round of amnesty, which is advertised as benefiting the parents of the Dreamers and other illegal-alien parents of U.S. resident children, could reach as many as 5 million people. 
Put it another way: If all the potential of Obama’s past and next action is realized, he would—acting on his own authority and in direct contravention of the wishes of Congress—have granted residency and work rights to more thandouble the number of people amnestied by Simpson-Mazzoli, until now the most far-reaching immigration amnesty in U.S. history.As the philosopher liked to point out, at a certain point, a difference in quantity becomes a difference in quality.
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UC Berkeley Students Are Fine With ISIS, Hate Israel

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Dash-Cams: More of That Pesky Twenty-first Century Technology All the Muslim Kids are Ululating About

Advice: If you're going to lie, don't do it on video.  Or even better yet, don't lie at all. You know, that whole Ten Commandments thing.  (As an aside, maybe "Don't behead people" should have been number eleven. But I digress.)

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Muslim Woman Tries to Use Shariah Law on a Cop and Gets an Epic Dose of Justice Instead [VIDEO]


Someone might want to tell this idiot what the actual definition of ‘racism’ is – it has nothing to do with institutional religion or a political philosophy, you moron. And double dunce points for not realizing she was being video taped while lying. A deep, deep stupidity bonus for then doubling-down with the lies and filing a formal complaint, which got her in real trouble. She really tried to cost this policeman his job – her attorney is now claiming that it was not her under that bag. Fail. No wonder she claimed she couldn’t show her face because of her religion. Unfortunately for her and fortunately for everyone else. they don’t have Shariah Law in Australia. Malicious and ruthless describes her perfectly.

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What The Fuck Is The Matter With These People: Friend Who Spoke At Memorial Service For Beheaded British Aid Worker Alan Henning Defends The Islamic State

Majid Freeman

From the Telegraph:
A speaker at the memorial service for Alan Henning, the British hostage murdered by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, has posted on social media apparently justifying Isil, promoting al-Qaeda and expressing sympathy for Syrian jihadist “martyrs”. 
Majid Freeman, a charity worker from Leicester, was with Mr Henning when he was abducted in Syria last year. He has been quoted in the media as a friend of the aid volunteer and has criticised the Government for “abandoning” him. 
On Oct 13, Mr Freeman addressed mourners including Mr Henning’s widow and children at the memorial service in Manchester, describing him as a “beautiful, genuine human being” who “went to Syria to help” at a time when the whole international community “were paying mere lip service”. 
However, two weeks later, on his Facebook page, Mr Freeman asked for “dua”, or prayers, for the brothers of a British Isil terrorist, Ifthekar Jaman, who have been charged in connection with an alleged Syrian terrorist plot. 
On Oct 19, he posted a link on his Facebook page to a YouTube video by Ghassan Ibn Kamal, which presents Isil as a reasonable response to Western foreign policy. Mr Freeman wrote: “This brother hit the nail on the head.”
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Islamic State Demands Christian Families In Raqqa Pay Sharia Tax By Mid-November Or Their Homes And Property Will Be Seized

From Fides:
In Raqqa, the city of northern Syria which has become a stronghold of the jihadists of the Islamic State (IS) since 2014, counts only 23 Christian families of the 1500 who lived there before the beginning of the Syrian conflict. 
The violence of Islamist fanaticism strikes down on this small community made up of Armenian Christians, who were unable to leave the city for lack of resources or because of age and health reasons with the methodical aspect of the administrative and bureaucratic practices: they have recently been informed about the parameters of the jizya, the “protection tax” they will have to pay from 16 November if they do not want to be expelled and dispossessed of their homes and that amounts to the equivalent of $ 535. 
The information reported by the Christians in Raqqa, was released by the Arab site, ankawa.com. In all likelihood Christian families, impoverished by the war, will not be able to pay the tax and will have to leave their homes. 
The jizya tax had to be paid, until the nineteenth century, by every non-Muslim subject to the Islamic authorities as a clause of the “pact” which guaranteed them protection from external aggression and freedom of worship. 
In Raqqa the jihadists of Is – who took total control of the city in early 2014, after having met with other Islamist anti-Assad factions – have turned the main Armenian church in offices for the management of Islamic affairs and the promotion of sharia. 
In the stronghold city the militia of the Islamic State have already expropriated the property of the Christians fled, and they also organized symbolic actions, such as the burning of Bibles and Christian books. The kidnapping of the Jesuit Fr. Paolo Dall’Oglio is attributed to the jihadist faction of IS.
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The Two-Minute Gruber

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