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  • Happy United States Navy Birthday!

    10/13/2017 1:17:16 PM PDT · 11 of 20
    wtd to US Navy Vet
    YES! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! But where are the parades and banners celebrating and reminding our nation's progeny of the reason for the establishment of this historic milestone?

    • Military.com: The Birth of the Navy of the United States

      On Friday, October 13, 1775, meeting in Philadelphia, the Continental Congress voted to fit out two sailing vessels, armed with ten carriage guns, as well as swivel guns, and manned by crews of eighty, and to send them out on a cruise of three months to intercept transports carrying munitions and stores to the British army in America. This was the original legislation out of which the Continental Navy grew and as such constitutes the birth certificate of the navy.

      To understand the momentous significance of the decision to send two armed vessels to sea under the authority of the Continental Congress, we need to review the strategic situation in which it was made and to consider the political struggle that lay behind it.

      Americans first took up arms in the spring of 1775, not to sever their relationship with the king, but to defend their rights within the British Empire. By the autumn of 1775, the British North American colonies from Maine to Georgia were in open rebellion. Royal governments had been thrust out of many colonial capitals and revolutionary governments put in their places. The Continental Congress had assumed some of the responsibilities of a central government for the colonies, created a Continental Army, issued paper money for the support of the troops, and formed a committee to negotiate with foreign countries. Continental forces captured Fort Ticonderoga on Lake Champlain and launched an invasion of Canada.

      In October 1775 the British held superiority at sea, from which they threatened to stop up the colonies' trade and to wreak destruction on seaside settlements. In response, a few of the states had commissioned small fleets of their own for defense of local waters. Congress had not yet authorized privateering. Some in Congress worried about pushing the armed struggle too far, hoping that reconciliation with the mother country was still possible.

      Yet, a small coterie of men in Congress had been advocating a Continental Navy from the outset of armed hostilities. Foremost among these men was John Adams, of Massachusetts. For months, he and a few others had been agitating in Congress for the establishment of an American fleet. They argued that a fleet would defend the seacoast towns, protect vital trade, retaliate against British raiders, and make it possible to seek out among neutral nations of the world the arms and stores that would make resistance possible.

      Still, the establishment of a navy seemed too bold a move for some of the timid men in Congress. Some southerners agreed that a fleet would protect and secure the trade of New England but denied that it would that of the southern colonies. Most of the delegates did not consider the break with England as final and feared that a navy implied sovereignty and independence. Others thought a navy a hasty and foolish challenge to the mightiest fleet the world had seen. The most the pro-navy men could do was to get Congress to urge each colony to fit out armed vessels for the protection of their coasts and harbors.

      Then, on 3 October, Rhode Island's delegates laid before Congress a bold resolution for the building and equipping of an American fleet, as soon as possible. When the motion came to the floor for debate, Samuel Chase, of Maryland, attacked it, saying it was "the maddest Idea in the World to think of building an American Fleet." Even pro-navy members found the proposal too vague. It lacked specifics and no one could tell how much it would cost.

      If Congress was yet unwilling to embrace the idea of establishing a navy as a permanent measure, it could be tempted by short-term opportunities. Fortuitously, on 5 October, Congress received intelligence of two English brigs, unarmed and without convoy, laden with munitions, leaving England bound for Quebec. Congress immediately appointed a committee to consider how to take advantage of this opportunity. Its members were all New Englanders and all ardent supporters of a navy. They recommended first that the governments of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut be asked to dispatch armed vessels to lay in wait to intercept the munitions ships; next they outlined a plan for the equipping by Congress of two armed vessels to cruise to the eastward to intercept any ships bearing supplies to the British army.

      Congress let this plan lie on the table until 13 October, when another fortuitous event occurred in favor of the naval movement. A letter from General Washington was read in Congress in which he reported that he had taken under his command, at Continental expense, three schooners to cruise off Massachusetts to intercept enemy supply ships. The commander in chief had preempted members of Congress reluctant to take the first step of fitting out warships under Continental authority. Since they already had armed vessels cruising in their name, it was not such a big step to approve two more. The committee's proposal, now appearing eminently reasonable to the reluctant members, was adopted.

      The Continental Navy grew into an important force. Within a few days, Congress established a Naval Committee charged with equipping a fleet. This committee directed the purchasing, outfitting, manning, and operations of the first ships of the new navy, drafted subsequent naval legislation, and prepared rules and regulations to govern the Continental Navy's conduct and internal administration.

      Over the course of the War of Independence, the Continental Navy sent to sea more than fifty armed vessels of various types. The navy's squadrons and cruisers seized enemy supplies and carried correspondence and diplomats to Europe, returning with needed munitions. They took nearly 200 British vessels as prizes, some off the British Isles themselves, contributing to the demoralization of the enemy and forcing the British to divert warships to protect convoys and trade routes. In addition, the navy provoked diplomatic crises that helped bring France into the war against Great Britain. The Continental Navy began the proud tradition carried on today by our United States Navy, and whose birthday we celebrate each year in October.

      *****

      Further suggested reading is one of my favorite books by Ian Toll, "Six Frigates"

      "Not confined to sea battles, Toll's history of the U.S. Navy's formative decades, from the mid-1790s to the War of 1812, rounds out affairs by anchoring the nascent navy to its financial supports. Navies are not inexpensive, and the costs of building and maintaining ships appear lightly but persistently in Toll's narrative. It centers on the first vessels purpose-built for the navy, the half-dozen frigates of which the USSConstitution moored in Boston today is the last survivor. Besides money, their construction involved politics; the Federalists favored the naval program (creating the Department of the Navy in 1798), while Jefferson's parsimonious Republicans were more diffident. Toll is as insightful about the essential domestic and diplomatic background as he is with his dramatizations of the naval engagements of the new navy, which produced a crop of national heroes such as Stephen Decatur. The maritime strategy and the highly developed sense of officers' honor, which influenced where particular battles occurred, emerge clearly in this fluent account. Vibrant and comprehensive, Toll makes an impressive debut.

      ***

      " Toll, a former financial analyst and political speechwriter, makes an auspicious debut with this rousing, exhaustively researched history of the founding of the U.S. Navy. The author chronicles the late 18th- and early 19th-century process of building a fleet that could project American power beyond her shores. The ragtag Continental Navy created during the Revolution was promptly dismantled after the war, and it wasn't until 1794—in the face of threats to U.S. shipping from England, France and the Barbary states of North Africa—that Congress authorized the construction of six frigates and laid the foundation for a permanent navy. A cabinet-level Department of the Navy followed in 1798. The fledgling navy quickly proved its worth in the Quasi War against France in the Caribbean, the Tripolitan War with Tripoli and the War of 1812 against the English. In holding its own against the British, the U.S. fleet broke the British navy's "sacred spell of invincibility," sparked a "new enthusiasm for naval power" in the U.S. and marked the maturation of the American navy. Toll provides perspective by seamlessly incorporating the era's political and diplomatic history into his superlative single-volume narrative—a must-read for fans of naval history and the early American Republic.
  • They Had The Goods On Him (Harvey Weinstein)

    10/12/2017 5:14:25 AM PDT · 22 of 26
    wtd to KingofZion
    "The case against Weinstein began on the evening of March 27, 2015"

    It would be interesting to reveal the political machine involved in putting pressure against this investigation given the timing in relationship to the coming 2016 election. Weinstein was a major $$ donor to progressive politicians.

  • ABC News: Mandalay Bay didn't call police when security guard was shot by Stephen Paddock

    10/11/2017 7:17:14 PM PDT · 60 of 86
    wtd to gaijin
    gaijin wrote: Anyone know anything about that report/rumor that Soros had bought a bunch of PUTS against MGM’s stock...?

  • Tucker: Christopher Columbus Is The Only Immigrant The Left Doesn’t Like

    10/10/2017 7:32:03 AM PDT · 33 of 33
    wtd to Maudeen
    Maudeen wrote: "Interesting article. . . .Was Christopher Columbus a Messianic Jew? http://www.ramsheadpress.com/messiah/ch16.html"

    Decades ago, I read about generations of secret sects of Conversos residing in New Mexico. Here's one recent article discussing this topic, from Times of Israel printed in 2016. We must teach our children well, the lessons of the Reconquista and resultant voyages/discoveries of Columbus actually birthed the Judeo-Christian nation we treasure today to bypass Islamic hegemony.

    • When the Spanish Inquisition expanded to the New World

      At the New Mexico History Museum, a new exhibit shows how hidden Jews fled to the colonies after 1492, but still couldn't escape persecution

      By Rich Tenorio August 16, 2016, 8:31 pm

      Centuries before New Mexico became a US state in 1912, it was a frontier of the Spanish Empire. In that role, it became a link in the story of the Sephardim — the Jews of Spain who were forced in 1492 to convert to Christianity or leave their homeland.

      Now, in an unprecedented combination of the Old World and the New, a Santa Fe museum exhibition is telling the story of the Sephardim, with a focus on the conversos — Jews who formally converted to Christianity and their descendants — who escaped to the Spanish colonies of Mexico and New Mexico.

      Fractured Faiths: Spanish Judaism, The Inquisition, and New World Identities is on display at the New Mexico History Museum through December 31. In this comprehensive exhibition, viewers can see artifacts borrowed from over 20 institutions from Europe and the Americas — many brought together for the first time.

      Among the exhibition’s jewels is one of just two documented Spanish copies of the Alhambra Decree, the 1492 edict signed by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, who ordered the Sephardim to convert or leave within 90 days. One of just two copies of the Alhambra Decree, declaring the expulsion of the Jews; Granada, Spain, 31 March 1492.

      One of just two copies of the Alhambra Decree, declaring the expulsion of the Jews; Granada, Spain, 31 March 1492.

      “It’s what started the whole movement, the diaspora,” said Josef Diaz, chief curator of the exhibit. “To think you had only three months to convert and change your entire belief system or flee. It’s very powerful. It’s a scary, powerful document. That’s the one that just moves me the most.”

      There are other crucial images: architectural columns recalling the Moorish style of Santa Maria la Blanca, a 12th-century Toledo synagogue that became a church; Inquisition records of Dona Teresa de Aguilera y Roche, a 17th-century New Mexico governor’s wife jailed under suspicion of being Jewish; 20th-century gravestones from Catholic cemeteries in New Mexico with hints of Jewish roots.

      “I think it’s essentially reifying an identity, through documents and artifacts, of the history of the diaspora,” said Frances Levine, a former director of the museum who helped conceptualize and develop the exhibit. “From the moment in 1492 when the writ of expulsion was issued, [it started a] chain of events and migrations that will ultimately bring you to New Mexico.”

      The origin story

      The origins of the Sephardim date to the destruction of Jerusalem’s Second Temple in 70 CE, when Jews are recorded as having fled to the Iberian peninsula.

      “It really speaks to why Spain is its own kind of biblical Holy Land, at least for this people,” said Roger Martinez-Davila, a guest curator of the exhibition and a professor at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

      Around the year 1000, he said, “Sephardic Jews were doing quite well under Islam, and to some extent Christianity.”

      The exhibit begins with Golden Age glimpses, such as a copy of “The Guide for the Perplexed,” the philosophical document written by Rabbi Moses ben Maimon, better known as Maimonides.

      several more photos continue with remainder of this article at the link above.

  • Tucker: Christopher Columbus Is The Only Immigrant The Left Doesn’t Like

    10/10/2017 6:46:26 AM PDT · 32 of 33
    wtd to lizma2
    lizma2 wrote: "“He sought to find a sea route to India and China as the Islamic Ottoman state had closed off the land routes 40 years earlier.”

    Confirming what I posted above in comment #6

    "In 1453 Ottoman Turks took control of Constantinople ceasing trade between Europe and Asia."...Columbus set sail in 1492

    Clearly, this new western route charted by Columbus set the Judeo-Christian anchor in the Americas. Columbus' journey and discoveries are directly related to the Reconquista ...a fact we must not allow the left, particularly their Islamic allies/instigators erase from history.

    A close examination of the current situation on the European continent should disabuse any and all that peaceful coexistence as equals with Islam - has never - and - will never succeed. We should insist that all children learn this lesson now what it is still permitted...or submit as dhimmis.

  • Tucker: Christopher Columbus Is The Only Immigrant The Left Doesn’t Like

    10/09/2017 7:17:45 PM PDT · 6 of 33
    wtd to markomalley
    The intense irony with the progressive left accusing Columbus of "Colonialism" is astounding.

    Columbus Day is perpetually overlooked as an opportune time to discuss Islamic jihad through the centuries.

    In 1453 Ottoman Turks took control of Constantinople ceasing trade between Europe and Asia.

    By 1492 Spain was closing the period in it's history identified as "The Reconquista", ending the 780 year period of Islamic conquest of the Iberian Peninsula

    ...the same year Columbus was finally granted permission to seek an alternate route for trade with the East.

    Given the 780 year stifling influence of hegemonic Islam in the region, the effort to convince the royals this venture was possible was an uphill battle.

    Perhaps 780 years of stifling Islamic scientific influence is where the 'earth is flat' presumption emmanated...

    WikiIslam: Flat Earth and the Qur'an

    The words used to describe the shape of the earth in the quran are :

    • مدهاmaddaha

    • سطحها stahaha

    • فرشها farshaha

    • دحها dahaha

    • بسطها bastaha

      All are synonyms for flat in Arabic.

      Heavens forbid people wake up to recognize the detriment of centuries of Islamic hegemony by recognizing the 780 year Islamic colonization of Iberia resulting in the Reconquista and necessity for alternate trade route which ultimately led to the discovery the Americas and the establishment of Judeo-Christian Western Civilization as a bulwark against further Islamic encroachment.

  • Significant Timeline Change Sheriff Reveals Mandalay Bay Security Guard Was Shot BEFORE Vegas Attack

    10/09/2017 6:54:10 PM PDT · 45 of 88
    wtd to abigkahuna
    abigkahuna: "Anyway, do you have a linky to a post on this information. I find it intriguing. to say the least!"

    The following 'speculation' by Sorcha Faal seems eerily plausible:

    According to this report, upon the FBI searching the Mandalay Bay Hotel room used by CIA gun runner Stephen Paddock,

  • The Association "Goodbye Columbus" 1983

    10/09/2017 1:07:31 PM PDT · 6 of 20
    wtd to V K Lee
    The intense irony in accusing Columbus of "Colonialism" is astounding.

    Columbus Day is perpetually overlooked as an opportune time to discuss Islamic jihad through the centuries.

    In 1453 Ottoman Turks took control of Constantinople ceasing trade between Europe and Asia.

    By 1492 Spain was closing the period in it's history identified as "The Reconquista", ending the 780 year period of Islamic conquest of the Iberian Peninsula

    ...the same year Columbus was finally granted permission to seek an alternate route for trade with the East.

    Given the influence of Islam in the region, convincing the royals this venture was possible was an uphill battle.

    Perhaps hundreds of years of stifling Islamic scientific influence is where the 'earth is flat' presumption emmanated...

    • WikiIslam: Flat Earth and the Qur'an

      The words used to describe the shape of the earth in the quran are :

    • مدهاmaddaha
    • سطحها stahaha
    • فرشها farshaha
    • دحها dahaha
    • بسطها bastaha

      All are synonyms for flat in Arabic.

      Heavens forbid people wake up to recognize the detriment of centuries of Islamic hegemony by recognizing the 780 year Islamic colonization of Iberia resulting in the Reconquista and necessity for alternate trade route which ultimately led to the discovery the Americas.

  • The Truth About Columbus

    10/09/2017 9:51:39 AM PDT · 21 of 29
    wtd to markomalley; All
    Columbus Day is perpetually overlooked as an opportune time to discuss Islamic jihad through the centuries. Spain invested in Christopher Columbus who took enormous personal risk to find an alternate sailing route to the Indies. Why? To avoid the Islamic piracy which was bankrupting European merchants pursuing trade throughout the Mediterranean.

    Columbus Day provides a golden opportunity to teach the centuries long history of battling Islamic hegemony.

    It's no wonder the left is concentrating on delegitimizing Christopher Columbus' milestone achievements.

    • WikiIslam: Flat Earth and the Qur'an

      The words used to describe the shape of the earth in the quran are :

    • مدهاmaddaha
    • سطحها stahaha
    • فرشها farshaha
    • دحها dahaha
    • بسطها bastaha
    • All are synonyms for flat in arabic no where in the quran does it say or hint that the world is a sphere and when you ask a sheikh why does God use all the words for flat to describe Earth he just say's "Oh it's just metaphorical"

  • Christopher Columbus Deserves His Holiday

    10/09/2017 9:20:14 AM PDT · 21 of 23
    wtd to DWW1990
    Columbus Day is perpetually overlooked as an opportune time to discuss Islamic jihad through the centuries. Spain invested in Christopher Columbus who took enormous personal risk to find an alternate sailing route to the Indies. Why? To avoid the Islamic piracy which was bankrupting European merchants pursuing trade throughout the Mediterranean. Columbus Day provides a golden opportunity to teach the centuries long history of battling Islamic hegemony. The Reconquista is not just a coincidence of Columbus' discovery.

    • WikiIslam: Flat Earth and the Qur'an

      The words used to describe the shape of the earth in the quran are :

    • مدهاmaddaha
    • سطحها stahaha
    • فرشها farshaha
    • دحها dahaha
    • بسطها bastaha
    • All are synonyms for flat in arabic no where in the quran does it say or hint that the world is a sphere and when you ask a sheikh why does God use all the words for flat to describe Earth he just say's "Oh it's just metaphorical"

  • Columbus descendant pens op-ed defending Columbus legacy

    10/09/2017 8:45:09 AM PDT · 25 of 33
    wtd to SeekAndFind
    "What is happening at the hands of Columbus’ detractors is political, not historical."

    BINGO!

    Columbus Day is perpetually overlooked as an opportune time to discuss Islamic jihad through the centuries. Spain invested in Christopher Columbus who took enormous personal risk to find an alternate sailing route to the Indies. Why? To avoid the Islamic piracy which was bankrupting European merchants pursuing trade throughout the Mediterranean.

    Columbus Day provides a golden opportunity to teach the history of battling Islamic hegemony.

    It's no wonder the left is concentrating on delegitimizing Christopher Columbus' milestone achievements.

    • WikiIslam: Flat Earth and the Qur'an

      The words used to describe the shape of the earth in the quran are :

    • مدهاmaddaha
    • سطحها stahaha
    • فرشها farshaha
    • دحها dahaha
    • بسطها bastaha
    • All are synonyms for flat in arabic no where in the quran does it say or hint that the world is a sphere and when you ask a sheikh why does God use all the words for flat to describe Earth he just say's "Oh it's just metaphorical"

  • 3 in custody after assault-style rifle found in vehicle leaving O’Hare

    10/08/2017 8:19:52 AM PDT · 107 of 121
    wtd to bitt

    Is this just another case added to the list of suspicious individuals the authorities were ‘watching’?

  • DOJ lays out Trump admin’s guidelines for religious liberties protections

    10/08/2017 8:16:08 AM PDT · 13 of 13
    wtd to achilles2000

    I believe we agree more than disagree on the basics. The primary issue I have is with the term “neutral” - there is no middle ground with Islam (we agree). The UN issue deals with the “x is right” and “y is wrong” dilemma you mention. The Cairo Declaration of Human Rights explicitly trumps the “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights”. Hence the nullification of both “neutral” and “x vs. y” paradigm.
    Absolutely - Islam is evil - no question.

  • DOJ lays out Trump admin’s guidelines for religious liberties protections

    10/07/2017 1:56:05 PM PDT · 11 of 13
    wtd to achilles2000

    Neutral as a unicorn? Moral equivalence defense seeking ‘neutral’ ‘worldviews’ will not wash. Other “worldviews” (as you put it) adopt “The Golden Rule”...Islam does not now, never has and never will adopt “The Golden Rule” as it contradicts doctrine and is considered jahiliyya.
    Hence the quiet application of the “Cairo Declaration of Human Rights”
    https://www.politicalislam.com/cairo-human-rights/

    within United Nations applies across the board in issues involving the 57 predominantly Islamic nations - essentially negating the “Universal Declaration of Human Rights” which applies to all other nations.

    Western logic is based on the “Law of Contradiction”. If two things contradict, then at least one of them is false.

    Islamic logic is dualistic; two statements or ideas can contradict each other and both remain true. Since the Qu’ran is considered by muslims to be the perfect word of Allah, all contradicting verses are sacred and true. The later verse is ‘better’ but the earlier verse cannot be wrong, since Allah is perfect. Circumstances dictate which verse applies. Dualistic systms can only be measured by statistics. Hence my reference to Dr. Bill Warner’s excellent series on Statistical Islam.
    Dualistic logic is unique to Islam providing significant advantage as it confounds all Western logic.

  • Las Vegas shooter took 20 cruises, some to foreign ports (UAE, Jordan, Greece, Italy, and Spain)

    10/06/2017 1:24:58 PM PDT · 50 of 104
    wtd to circlecity; BTT; LucyT; Grampa Dave; Whenifhow
    circlecity wrote: "Well, lets start connecting the dots.
    • ISIS claims his as their own - three times.
    • We now see he spent a lot of time in the middle east.
    • And the LV Sheriff spoke of "radicalization".

      I think a picture is beginning to form."

    And the Las Vegas Sheriff surmises Paddock had an exit strategy which apparently failed. Exit how? Could this have something to do with it?

    The Saudis own the Four Seasons Hotel which sits atop of the killer's Suite. Paddock was on the 32nd floor - the Four Seasons begins at the 35th floor.

    Interesting to find out if there is any type of connection (Fire escape stairway) that connects the two hotels. Remember that stairway was right next door to the suite. 4chan also figured this out and has done more digging: http://boards.4chan.org/pol/thread/144155094#p144155094 https://theconservativetreehouse.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/mandalay-bay-massacre-13-hotel.jpg?w=640

    • 10 Of The World’s Most Expensive Hotel Suites: Four Seasons, Hotel

      Apr 13, 2014 – 4. Presidential Suite — Hotel Bel Air Los Angeles. Beverly Hills, CA … Las Vegas, NV … chamber fully equipped with bulletproof doors/windows and a private elevator, not to mention fitness center, billiard room, and helipad.

      “The Four Seasons is located on floors 35 to 39 of the Mandalay Bay. Prince Alwaleed bin Talal owns the hotel.”

    • 4Chan

      “The Four Seasons is located on floors 35 to 39 of the Mandalay Bay. Prince Alwaleed bin Talal owns the hotel.” - http://boards.4chan.org/pol/thread/144155094#p144155094

      ******

      So, why should anyone find the ownership of the 4 Seasons Hotel being owned by the Saudi's of concern?

      Consider this explanatory quote from John Guandolo discussing the "Slaughter on the Strip was a Jihadist Attack on the Hagmann Report", ff to the 42 minute mark to follow (definitely worth watching the entire clip):

      John Guandolo: "This president went to Saudi Arabia and sat there while the Saudi King said you know we need to eradicate terrorism. With all the leaders of the Islamic nations who are on record saying that they only understand any of these issues - 'human rights', their definition of terrorism and extremism through 'sharia', through what Islam has these words mean. In Islam, 'terrorism' is killing a Muslim for a non-sharia prescribed reason. So, when the Saudi King is talking about dealing with terrorists and getting rid of terrorists, he's talking about our president. "

      In other words, President Trump was unaware of the duplicitous intent behind the Saudi King's promises. Sharia compels followers of Islam to eliminate or subjugate any and all non-followers by any and all means necessary.

      ..."WAR IS DECEIT" (Hadith 4:269) and Islam specifically provides the coinage of jihad economies :

    • tools better known as TAQIYYA, TAWRIYA, KITMAN, AND MURUNA

      And to assist with the Islamic doctrinal tools of deception, there is the concept of abrogation, also known as dualism. "Our first clue about the dualism is in the Koran, which is actually two books, the Koran of Mecca (early) and the Koran of Medina (later). The insight into the logic of the Koran comes from the large numbers of contradictions in it. On the surface, Islam resolves these contradictions by resorting to “abrogation”. This means that the verse written later supersedes the earlier verse. But in fact, since the Koran is considered by Muslims to be the perfect word of Allah, both verses are sacred and true. The later verse is “better,” but the earlier verse cannot be wrong since Allah is perfect. This is the foundation of dualism. Both verses are “right.” Both sides of the contradiction are true in dualistic logic. The circumstances govern which verse is used." Dr. Bill Warner, CSPI, Frontpagemag.com

  • DOJ lays out Trump admin’s guidelines for religious liberties protections

    10/06/2017 12:24:50 PM PDT · 8 of 13
    wtd to achilles2000
    achilles2000 wrote: "Your post is intellectually incoherent."

    Agree, I wasn't very clear in expressing what I wanted to state.

    Simply, "Religion and Politics cannot mix."

    A precise legal definition of the term "religion" must be devised to eliminate the challenges posed by Islam/Sharia which is primarily political.

    The problem with all Western laws regarding ‘freedom of religion’ is that they are derived from a Christian understanding of what a religion is. Islam is a juridical imperialist utopian nightmare…tyrannical and murderous. To the extent that a religion demands the submission of its non-adherents to its dictates, or advocates violence or other activities contrary to the laws of a free society, it is not to be viewed as a religion. Freedom in all free societies is always limited to freedom to do those things that don’t impinge on the rights and freedoms of others.

    It is surprising how much of the Islamic doctrine (found in three texts: Koran, the Sira (Mohammed’s biography) and Hadith (stories and anecdotes about Mohammed)—the Islamic Trilogy) is political.

    Approximately 67% of the Meccan Koran and 51% of the Medinan Koran is political. About 75% of the Sira is about what was done to the kafir. Roughly 20% of the Hadith is about jihad, a political act. Even the Islamic concept of Hell is political, not religious.

  • DOJ lays out Trump admin’s guidelines for religious liberties protections

    10/06/2017 10:27:26 AM PDT · 5 of 13
    wtd to be-baw

    A good start would be to define “religion” in the legal sense by banning practice of creed from any affiliation with politics.

  • @LauraLoomer - Pics of Vegas gunman's car and valet info

    10/06/2017 5:38:32 AM PDT · 53 of 69
    wtd to UKrepublican; snarkytart; SubMareener; SkyPilot; MNDude; blueplum; mazda77; ImJustAnotherOkie; ...
    Here are a couple of links related to discussion of Paddock and Marilou's vehicles:

    • via TampaBay.com:

      "…Don Judy, his next-door neighbor [in Florida] until two years ago, recalled that shortly after Paddock turned 60, Judy saw the inside of his home and was shocked by its appearance. He said it “looked like a college freshman lived there.”

      There was no art on the walls, not even a car in the driveway, Judy said, just a dining chair, a bed and two recliners. “It looked like he’d be ready to move at a moment’s notice,” Judy said.

      Paddock, however, always seemed on the move, carrying a suitcase and driving a rental car on monthly trips from Vegas to the community near Cocoa Beach….

      Public records show Paddock was a licensed pilot who owned two planes. “

      ****

    • Via UKDailyMail:

      Both Paddock and Danley disappeared from the home within a couple of weeks in August, Page said.

      'I remember at the start of August looking out of my window and seeing Stephen pull up in a brand new huge silver minivan,' she explained.

      'But just a few days later he left the house in it and was never seen again.'

      She continued: 'I thought the whole situation was even weirder when two weeks later I then look out of my window again to see Marilou stuffing her car full of all her belongings.

      'Over the course of three or four days it was like she was moving her entire life out of the house. She packed so much stuff not only was her car full, but it was also tied to the top of her car.

      'After a few days of packing she too pulled out of the driveway and was never seen again.

      'It was all very strange.'

      ****************************

      Some updates regarding the Mandalay Casino and Hotel not mentioned in other threads

      Four Seasons Hotel has the top floors of the Mandalay Bay tower with a separate entrance and accessed by private express elevators.

      The Saudis own the Four Seasons Hotel sitting on top of the killers Suite.

      It would be interesting to find out if there is any type of connection (Fire escape stairway) that connects the two hotels. Remember that a stairway was right next door to the shooter's suite and the Las Vegas Sheriff suggested there is evidence that Paddock had intentions to leave the scene.

      4chan also figured this out and has done more digging: http://boards.4chan.org/pol/thread/144155094#p144155094

      10 Of The World’s Most Expensive Hotel Suites: Four Seasons, Hotel

      Apr 13, 2014 – 4. Presidential Suite — Hotel Bel Air Los Angeles. Beverly Hills, CA … Las Vegas, NV … chamber fully equipped with bulletproof doors/windows and a private elevator, not to mention fitness center, billiard room, and helipad.

      “The Four Seasons is located on floors 35 to 39 of the Mandalay Bay. Prince Alwaleed bin Talal owns the hotel.” - http://boards.4chan.org/pol/thread/144155094#p144155094

      ******

      So, why should anyone find the ownership of the 4 Seasons Hotel being owned by the Saudi's of concern?

      Consider this explanatory quote from John Guandolo discussing the "Slaughter on the Strip was a Jihadist Attack on the Hagmann Report", ff to the 42 minute mark to follow (definitely worth watching the entire clip):

      John Guandolo: "This president went to Saudi Arabia and sat there while the Saudi King said you know we need to eradicate terrorism. With all the leaders of the Islamic nations who are on record saying that they only understand any of these issues - 'human rights', their definition of terrorism and extremism through 'sharia', through what Islam has these words mean. In Islam, 'terrorism' is killing a Muslim for a non-sharia prescribed reason. So, when the Saudi King is talking about dealing with terrorists and getting rid of terrorists, he's talking about our president. "

      In other words, President Trump was unaware of the duplicitous intent behind the Saudi King's promises. Sharia compels followers of Islam to eliminate or subjugate any and all non-followers by any and all means necessary.

      ..."WAR IS DECEIT" (Hadith 4:269) and Islam specifically provides the coinage of jihad economies :

    • tools better known as TAQIYYA, TAWRIYA, KITMAN, AND MURUNA

      And to assist with the Islamic doctrinal tools of deception, there is the concept of abrogation, also known as dualism. "Our first clue about the dualism is in the Koran, which is actually two books, the Koran of Mecca (early) and the Koran of Medina (later). The insight into the logic of the Koran comes from the large numbers of contradictions in it. On the surface, Islam resolves these contradictions by resorting to “abrogation”. This means that the verse written later supersedes the earlier verse. But in fact, since the Koran is considered by Muslims to be the perfect word of Allah, both verses are sacred and true. The later verse is “better,” but the earlier verse cannot be wrong since Allah is perfect. This is the foundation of dualism. Both verses are “right.” Both sides of the contradiction are true in dualistic logic. The circumstances govern which verse is used." Dr. Bill Warner, CSPI, Frontpagemag.com

  • FBI Agent: We Have ‘Multiple Leads’ In US And ‘All Across The World’ In Vegas Shooting [VIDEO]

    10/05/2017 7:37:59 PM PDT · 96 of 98
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    thank you. Duly noted.

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    10/05/2017 2:35:08 PM PDT · 32 of 57
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