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  • Is it better never to have been born?

    05/09/2012 1:00:12 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 10 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5-9-12 | Michael Cook
    May 9, 2012 (MercatorNet.com) - In 2006 a Sydney couple sued doctors for the “wrongful life” of their severely disabled son. The case failed in the High Court, which ruled that it was impossible to measure the merits of existence versus non-existence. Earlier this year the couple returned, this time with a lawsuit based on “wrongful birth”. Similar cases have cropped up around in the United States and Europe as well. But they have almost always failed for similar reasons – being alive is better than not being alive. But is it? Not every everyone thinks so. David Benatar, a...
  • Vatican Slams Pro-Abortion Supporters For Using “The Same Arguments As The Nazi’s Did To Promote

    05/08/2012 3:12:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 5/8/12 | Zip
    Via Daily Mail: The Vatican’s semi-official newspaper has angered supporters of euthanasia and abortions by suggesting they apply the same justifications that were used by the Nazis to champion their murderous eugenics programme. The controversial claim that they believe in the survival of the fittest concept, was made in an article on the front page of today’s issue of L’Osservatore RomanO. It was published in response to the recent Italian translation of a 1920 book titled Allowing the Destruction of Life Unworthy of Living, by two German scholars, Karl Binding and Alfred Hoche. It is written by Lucetta Scaraffia, an...
  • Op-Ed: Islam in Africa: The Invisible Genocide of Christians

    05/07/2012 5:32:07 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Giulio Meotti
    The UN does nothing, the world is silent, and most Western citizens, who know little about Africa, do not know it is happening. The goal is creating a big African-Islamic continent. Christians must be killed or expelled. Fom Nigeria to Sudan, it is raging, the “Odium Fidei”, the war of religion. A genocide epitomized not by the images of Sydney Pollack’s “Out of Africa”, which presents a continent that is rich and attractive, but by the Nigerian village of Dogo Nahawa, where Islamists, armed with machetes, killed 300 Christians, mostly women and children. The Nigerian Nobel Prize Laureate for Literature,...
  • The Sudan Declares Jihad War On South Sudan

    04/20/2012 11:49:45 AM PDT · by Milagros · 3 replies
    AmericanThinker ^ | April 20, 2012 | Rob Miller
    After ethnically cleansing its over 500,000 Christians, the rogue Arab Islamist regime of the Sudan has declared war on the Christian and black South Sudan, which broke away last year after peace talks under UN auspices supposedly ended the civil war, in which an estimated 2 million, mostly civilians in the south and in Darfur were killed.
  • Islamic genocide: 1912 - 2012 = at leat 12 Million victims

    04/20/2012 5:04:14 AM PDT · by Milagros · 13 replies
    Islamic genocide: 1912 - 2012 = at leat 12 Million victims 1.) Targeting Christians (750000 Assyrians, 500000 Greeks and 1.5 million Armenians.* = 2.7 million) by Islamic Turkey (as an ethnic cleansing* as well as a jihad*), was genocide! 2.) Annihilating 3 million * Bangalis in 1971 by Pakistanis who thought they are ethnically and religiously inferior or not "pure"*, was genocide. 3.) Massacring three million of Igbo/Biafrans between May 30th 1967 and January 1970 by the Islamic government of Nigeria * was genocide. 4.) Targeting by apartheid* Syria, Arab-Islamic Alawites supremacists upon Sunnis to kill as many as possible...
  • THE GENOCIDE THE WORLD DOESN'T WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT (WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES)

    04/16/2012 3:49:34 PM PDT · by STE=Q · 30 replies
    Afrikaner Genocide Museum ^ | 04-16-2012 | Dr. Gregory Stanton
    “The white Boer, the Afrikaner, is easily the highest at-risk group for murder on Earth ... 310 in 100,000 per year actually. By comparison, in London the yearly probability of getting murdered is 3 in 100,000.”
  • Black-on-black victims could fill our stadiums

    04/13/2012 10:36:57 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 20 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | April 4, 2012 | John Fountain
    Imagine Soldier Field beyond capacity, brimming with 63,879 young African-American men, ages 18 to 24 — more than U.S. losses in the entire Vietnam conflict. Imagine the University of Michigan’s football stadium — the largest in the U.S. — filled to its limit of 109,901 with black men, age 25 and older. Now add 28,223 more — together totaling more than U.S. deaths in World War I. Picture two UIC Pavilions packed with 12,658 Trayvon Martins — black boys, ages 14 to 17 — nearly twice the number of U.S. lives lost in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now picture all of...
  • Pres S.Africa sings about committing genocide against white people(Boer), shooting and killing them.

    03/21/2012 6:03:17 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 15 replies
    vladtepesblog.com ^ | 21MAR12 | Eeyore
    Either you are for racism, or you are not. If you object to racism then this is about as objectionable as it gets. Frankly I grow so disgusted with the leftist and smug narrative of so many people on these matters while the very existence of massive groups of people, who, quite frankly, have been the most benevolent group in the history of the world. One only needs look at the populations of countries that white people built to bear that out. This is truly awful. I hope indeed that some nation or powerful group will come to the aid...
  • Muslim Persecution of Christians: February 2012

    03/17/2012 9:25:19 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 6 replies
    stonegateinstitute.org ^ | 16MAR12 | Raymond Ibrahim
    A pastor was attacked with acid and blinded by Muslims screaming, "Allahu Akbar!" ["Allah is Greater!"] Half of Iraq's indigenous Christians are gone, due to the unleashed forces of jihad [holy war]. Many Christians fled to nearby Syria; yet, as the Assad regime comes under attack from al-Qaeda and others, the jihad now seeps into Syria, where Christians are experiencing a level of persecution unprecedented in the nation's modern history. Similarly, some 100,000 Christian Copts have fled their native Egypt since the overthrow of the Mubarak regime; and in northern regions of Nigeria, where the jihadi group, Boko Haram, has...
  • Video: CBN Interview on Iranian Jew-Hatred, and General Presentation on Islamic Antisemitism

    03/08/2012 7:01:35 AM PST · by bayouranger · 1 replies
    andrewbostom.org ^ | 06MAR12 | Andrew Bostom
    Watch this week’s episode of the Stakelbeck on Terror show below. CBN News examines the roots of the Islamic world’s animosity toward the Jewish people. Watch as author Andrew Bostom discusses the history of Muslim Antisemitism and shows how Islam’s core texts promote these beliefs, which have been made official state policy by the Iranian regime today.
  • Kill the Messenger:What Russia taught Syria

    03/06/2012 10:22:50 PM PST · by U-238 · 28 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 3/2/2012 | Robert Young-Pelton
    It was a star-filled night in Chechnya's besieged capital of Grozny. The snow crunched under my feet as I walked with the Chechen rebel commander away from the warmth of our safe house. When we entered a bombed-out neighborhood 15 minutes away, I put the battery in my Iridium satellite phone and waited for the glowing screen to signal that I had locked on to the satellites. I made my call. It was short. Then the commander made a call; he quickly hung up and handed me back the phone. "Enough," he said, motioning for me to remove the battery....
  • NYTs Collins Praises Margaret Sanger as Birth-Control Savior Ignores Her Support for Eugenics

    NYTs Collins Praises Margaret Sanger as Birth-Control Savior, Ignores Her Support for Eugenics
  • The Iranian Plan to Annihilate the Jews (Former CIA agent describes the plan)

    02/23/2012 6:55:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/23/2012 | By Reza Kahlili (Pseudonym)
    (See also in AT today: Reza Kahlili and the Truth About Iran)For many years, I have tried to raise awareness not only of the threat posed by the fanatics ruling Iran, but also of the injustices done to the Iranian people.  This has drawn the ire of the mullah-appeasers and those in alliance with the criminal Islamic regime in Iran.Recently, I revealed a shocking piece, "Ayatollah: Kill All Jews, Annihilate Israel," in which a well-known strategist within the Iranian government introduced a new doctrine not only to destroy Israel in a preemptive attack, but also to commit to genocide...
  • Syrian Christians Fear Genocide if al-Assad Falls to Muslim Extremists

    02/13/2012 1:20:58 PM PST · by bayouranger · 5 replies
    thenewamerican.com ^ | 10FEB12 | Bruce Walker
    Catholic bishops are warning that if the Bashar al-Assad (left) regime in Syria falls to Islamists, there may well be a mass genocide of Christians, such as seen in Iraq after the fall of Saddam Hussein. Though Christians cannot support the brutality of the Assad dictatorship, few believe that rule by Muslim extremists will be any better. Syria — home to Damascus, one of the most important cities of the ancient world and of special religious significance to Christians — has long had a tolerant attitude toward religious minorities. Syria's Christians — estimated to be about 10 percent of the...
  • US Disarmament Expert: 'The Risk that Nuclear Weapons Will Be Used Is Growing'

    02/11/2012 10:21:46 PM PST · by Milagros · 24 replies
    Spiegel ^ | 02/10/2012
    Anxieties are mounting as nuclear weapons make their way into unstable regions. In a SPIEGEL ONLINE interview, US disarmament expert Richard Burt discusses the growing risk of their use, why allowing Iran to get the bomb could trigger a Sunni-Shiite arms race and how an attack could make citizens demand a police state. [...] The problem with Iran is not that there is necessarily going to be an Israeli-Iranian nuclear conflict. In fact, I think the Israelis would probably deter the Iranians from using nuclear weapons. But the danger is that once Iran acquires these weapons, there's the potential for...
  • The Global War on Christians in the Muslim World:Ayaan Hirsi Ali

    02/06/2012 12:22:01 PM PST · by bayouranger · 12 replies
    thedailybeast.com ^ | 06FEB12 | Ayaan Hirsi Ali
    From one end of the muslim world to the other, Christians are being murdered for their faith. We hear so often about Muslims as victims of abuse in the West and combatants in the Arab Spring’s fight against tyranny. But, in fact, a wholly different kind of war is underway—an unrecognized battle costing thousands of lives. Christians are being killed in the Islamic world because of their religion. It is a rising genocide that ought to provoke global alarm.
  • [Recommended!] Douglas Murray at his best - Israel & Nuclear Iran [genocidal Iran & Eurabia]

    02/05/2012 8:44:41 PM PST · by PRePublic · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | January, 2012
    Douglas Murray at his best - Israel & Nuclear Iran http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dBzslDdQ_g&feature=youtu.beDouglas Murray at the Cambridge Union By janfrancis Probably Douglas Murray's finest speech in which he delineates the inane moral fetor emanating from Western academicians on the Iranian nuclear crisis (and the hapless Jewish state Europe hates). http://my.telegraph.co.uk/isodfubv/janfrancis/479/look-listen-and-be-very-afraid/
  • The Menace of Islamic Fascist Republic of Iran: its ideology, its actions and threats [concised]

    02/04/2012 10:09:50 PM PST · by PRePublic · 6 replies
    The Menace of Islamic Fascist Republic of Iran: its ideology, its actions and threats. DANGEROUS IDEOLOGY: WORLD DOMINATION • The governments of the world should know that . . . Islam will be victorious in all the countries of the world, and Islam and the teachings of the Qur'an will prevail all over the world. Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in January 1979 • We must strive to export our Revolution throughout the world. Ayatollah Khomeini on March 21, 1980 • We don't shy away from declaring that Islam is ready to rule the world. . . . We must believe in...
  • Canada played for a sucker

    01/28/2012 5:17:23 AM PST · by Clive · 15 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2012-01-28 | (editorial page)
    Alleged Rwandan war criminal Leon Mugesera played Canada's ponderously slow judicial and immigration systems like a concert violinist, but now he is finally where he should have been more than a decade ago. And that's in Rwanda, and a jail cell in Kigali. We trust his accommodations are suitable. Rwanda, in turn, has promised Canada that Mugesera would get a fair trial on charges that he incited the 1993-94 genocide of millions of the Tutsi minority by marauding Hutu militiamen. Canada, in turn, should promise Canadians to speed up the system to that no alleged war criminal can ever again...
  • World's Worst Human Rights Observer [Arab League's monitor al-Dabi of Darfur Genocide]

    01/27/2012 10:36:34 AM PST · by Milagros · 1 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | Dec 2011 | D. Kenner
    Mohammad Ahmed Mustafa al-Dabi The World's Worst Human Rights Observer As Arab League monitors work to expose President Bashar al-Assad's crackdown, the head of the mission is a Sudanese general accused of creating the fearsome "janjaweed," which was responsible for the worst atrocities during the Darfur genocide.BY DAVID KENNERDECEMBER 27, 2011For the first time in Syria's nine-month-old uprising, there are witnesses to President Bashar al-Assad's crackdown, which according to the United Nations has claimed more than 5,000 lives...
  • “All American Muslim” Imam Openly Supporting Terror and Genocide on US Arabic TV Network

    01/27/2012 6:33:23 AM PST · by bayouranger · 8 replies
    shoebat.com ^ | 1-27-12 | Walid Shoebat
    Husham Al Husseini the “moderate” and “peace loving” Imam featured on All American Muslim, firmly supports the destruction of Israel (Genocide) and openly supports Iran and its agenda of Islamic dominance featured on ABN a Christian Arabic US TV network. Watch (the braying koranimal) here:
  • Ali al'Amin Mazrui = Jihadi racist

    01/26/2012 8:01:55 AM PST · by PRePublic · 1 replies
    Ali al'Amin Mazrui Another Islamic fanatic, Afro-ARAB racist Infamous for wish washing[1] the Goliath Arab-Muslim Slave Trade while 'criticizing' the West. His allegiance are with his Arab ancestors. He writes approvingly on the Arab-Islamic genocide in the Sudan (2.5 million deaths[2]), as well as sympathizing with the Hausa-Fulani Islamic ethnic cleansing and genocide of the Igbo ethnic non-Muslims in Nigeria (100,000 Igbo/Biafraians died[3][4]). Served as chief adviser for the infamous butcher, Islamic leader Idi Amin.(the 'Butcher of Uganda,'[5] responsible for the genocide of between 300,000 [6] and a half a Million Ugandans,[7]. He went on a 'crusade against Whites,'[8] has...
  • French parliament passes Armenian 'genocide' bill

    01/23/2012 4:07:14 PM PST · by PRePublic · 2 replies
    AP/Reuters ^ | Jan 23, 2012
    The Associated Press Switzerland has convicted people of racism for denying the genocide. But Turkey says that there was no systematic campaign to kill Armenians and that many ...
  • Palestinian Authority Mufti Calls for Death to Jews‎

    01/21/2012 6:57:51 PM PST · by PRePublic · 9 replies
    cbn ^ | January 18, 2012
    Palestinian Authority Mufti Calls for Death to Jews‎ Christian Broadcasting Network (blog)The moderator first states, "Our war with the descendants of the apes and pigs (ie, Jews) is a war of religion and faith." Then the moderator invites the...
  • UN wants accused Rwandan war criminal deportation delayed

    01/11/2012 5:27:37 PM PST · by bayouranger · 2 replies
    cbc.ca ^ | 1-11-12 | CBC news
    Léon Mugesera hospitalized after losing appeal of deportation order. The United Nations Committee against Torture has asked Canada to delay the deportation of alleged Rwandan war criminal Léon Mugesera. Defence lawyers for the former Rwandan Hutu politician have successfully lobbied the UN commission to investigate their claims Mugesera faces torture or death if he is sent back to his native country. It's not clear whether Canada considers the UN commission's request to be legally binding. The UN's intervention comes at the 11th hour of Mugesera's anticipated Thursday deportation. Justice Michel Shore denied Mugesera's appeal for a delay on his deportation...
  • Obama: Republicans Want to Emulate China, Roll Back Minimum Wage, Prevent Unionization

    01/10/2012 10:51:06 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 26 replies
    Obama: Republicans Want to Emulate China, Roll Back Minimum Wage, Prevent Unionization By Fred Lucas January 10, 2012 Subscribe to Fred Lucas's posts (CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama accused Republicans of wanting to make America more like China, of seeking to roll back the minimum wage and of wanting to prevent collective bargaining and said the GOP wants to “get rid” of clean air and water rules. Obama made the comments Monday at a campaign fundraiser at the Capital Hilton in Washington on the eve of the New Hampshire Republican presidential primary. “Republicans in Congress and these candidates, they think...
  • French Senate to vote on Armenian 'genocide' law this month

    01/05/2012 12:57:01 PM PST · by george76 · 29 replies · 3+ views
    news az ^ | 05 January 2012
    The French Government announced recently that the Senate is to debate the bill penalizing the denial of the Armenian 'genocide' by late January. The lower chamber of the French parliament approved the draft with an overwhelming majority of votes on December 22. ... After the passage of the bill by the National Assembly, Turkey’s state-run television said Ankara was recalling its ambassador from Paris. Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan later said the country was freezing its political, economic and military ties with France.
  • Boko Haram issues three-day ultimatum to Christians

    01/03/2012 7:43:53 AM PST · by bayouranger · 13 replies
    vanguardngr.com ^ | 1-2-12 | Not Listed
    MAIDUGURI (AFP) – A purported spokesman for Islamist group, Boko Haram, has issued an ultimatum to Christians in the country’s north and threatened to confront troops after the president declared a state of emergency in hard hit areas. Abul Qaqa, who has spoken on behalf of the group blamed for scores of attacks in numerous times in the past, said he was giving southerners living in the north a three-day ultimatum to leave. “We find it pertinent to state that soldiers will only kill innocent Muslims in the local government areas where the state of emergency was declared,” he told...
  • Turkey Cuts Ties with France over Armenians

    12/22/2011 11:15:02 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/12/11 | Gil Ronen
    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced Thursday that he would cancel all political, economic and military meetings between representatives of Turkey and France. He also forbade French aircraft from landing in Turkey and said French hsips were no longer welcome in Turkey's ports. Turkish television reported earlier that Ankara would call back its ambassador from Paris. The crisis was precipitated by a bill ratified Thursday in the French parliament, according to which denying the 1915 Armenian genocide would be punishable by a jail sentence of up to one year and a 45,000 euro fine. The bill has yet to...
  • Turkey Cuts Ties with France over Armenians

    12/22/2011 11:15:01 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/12/11 | Gil Ronen
    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced Thursday that he would cancel all political, economic and military meetings between representatives of Turkey and France. He also forbade French aircraft from landing in Turkey and said French hsips were no longer welcome in Turkey's ports. Turkish television reported earlier that Ankara would call back its ambassador from Paris. The crisis was precipitated by a bill ratified Thursday in the French parliament, according to which denying the 1915 Armenian genocide would be punishable by a jail sentence of up to one year and a 45,000 euro fine. The bill has yet to...
  • Turkey Cuts Ties with France over Armenians

    12/22/2011 11:14:53 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/12/11 | Gil Ronen
    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced Thursday that he would cancel all political, economic and military meetings between representatives of Turkey and France. He also forbade French aircraft from landing in Turkey and said French hsips were no longer welcome in Turkey's ports. Turkish television reported earlier that Ankara would call back its ambassador from Paris. The crisis was precipitated by a bill ratified Thursday in the French parliament, according to which denying the 1915 Armenian genocide would be punishable by a jail sentence of up to one year and a 45,000 euro fine. The bill has yet to...
  • France to criminalize denial of the Armenian Genocide

    12/18/2011 5:30:45 AM PST · by markomalley · 36 replies
    Spero News ^ | 12/17/11 | Martin Barillas
    French president Nicholas Sarkozy's party has introduced legislation in that nation's legislature that would make illegal the denial of the infamous genocide perpetrated against Armenians and other Christians by the government of Turkey during the Second World War in 1915. This would make it a crime on par with denying the historicity of the Holocaust, perpetrated by the Germany's National Socialist government before and during the Second World War. Historians estimate that approximately 1.5 million Armenians died at the hands of the Turks, at the time ruled by the last of the Ottoman rulers. This was a planned and concerted...
  • Report: Knesset to Recognize Armenian Genocide

    12/26/2011 3:53:33 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/12/11 | Elad Benari
    Israel is set to join France and recognize the 1915 Armenian genocide, according to a report Sunday on Channel 10 News. The report said that the Knesset’s Education Committee will hold a discussion on Monday regarding an initiative presented by MKs Aryeh Eldad (National Union) and Zehava Gal-on (Meretz) to recognize the Armenian genocide. According to the report, the committee is expected to pass the initiative, though it is still unclear what the exact wording will be and whether the term genocide or disaster will be used. The Armenian Genocide is also called the Armenian Massacres. Armenians call it the...
  • 100 Killed in 'Organized Massacre' on Syrian Village, Activists Say

    12/22/2011 5:04:28 AM PST · by nuconvert · 1 replies
    Fox ^ | Dec. 21, 2011
    -excerpt- The troops surrounded the valley and unleashed a barrage of rockets, tank shells, bombs and gunfire in an hours-long assault, according to two human rights groups and a witness, killing more than 100 people and leaving no survivors in one of the bloodiest days of a crackdown by President Bashar Assad against a nine-month popular uprising.
  • Turks Seek to Avert French Armenian Genocide Bill by All Means

    12/20/2011 3:39:17 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/12/11 | Aryeh Ben Hayim
    Turkey is doing its utmost to head off a bill in the French National Assembly that would criminalize the denial of the Armenian genocide of 1915. The Armenians claim that one and a half million Armenians died as result of mass deportations by the Turkish Ottomans. Turkish President Abdullah Gul warned the French that they were jeopardizing centuries of friendship in return for "small political calculations". The Turks view French president Nicolas Sarkozy as hostile to them and a major roadblock in their quest to join the European Union. The political calculations Gul referred to were apparently Sarkozy's wish to...
  • Orange Juice's 'Secret Ingredient' Worries Some Health-Minded Moms

    12/17/2011 6:14:19 PM PST · by decimon · 159 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | December 16, 2011 | Susan Donaldson James
    Natalya Murakhver, a New York food writer and mother of an 18-month year old daughter, loved her premium brand orange juice -- the "100 percent pure" and "not from concentrate" kind that comes in the colorful carton and tastes consistently delicious. That is, until she said she learned from her first-time moms group that there's a "secret ingredient" in all premium orange juices that companies are not required to put on their labeling. Now, after writing Whole Foods, she refuses to buy her favorite, "365" juice, amid uncertainty about its contents. "One of the moms said she had read about...
  • A Homemade Genocide 3 parts ( must read )

    12/17/2011 10:26:41 AM PST · by ventanax5 · 7 replies
    MidEast Truth ^ | Ben Dror Yemini
    The following article is a ** MUST READ ** for anyone who wants to know how public opinion against Israel is fed by the media and academia. Israeli journalist Ben-Dror Yemini's article brilliantly demonstrates how the international community's slanted narrative -- which ignores Muslim and Arab violence against Muslims and Arabs -- does injustice to Israel, which is falsely painted as the ultimate source of all conflict and violence in the world today.
  • Sometimes those who scream 'Genocide' the Loudest,-Are the Perpetrators

    12/15/2011 10:57:25 AM PST · by Amerisrael · 2 replies
    Was the alledged Srebrenica genocide like the Jenin genocide?That is, in terms of real facts and evidence.Jenin- Massacring Truth:["Two years ago [2002], spurred to act by a series of suicide bombings that took the lives of some 87 Israeli citizens and wounded 570 others, the Israeli Defense Force attacked what it believed to be a terrorist stronghold in the heart of the West Bank town of Jenin, a place of densely packed buildings and labyrinthine alleys and home to a close-knit core of Palestinian fighters thought to be responsible for 25 per cent of the bombings.What happened that day was said...
  • Black Swan

    12/10/2011 2:43:44 PM PST · by nathanbedford · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Vanity (long) ^ | December 10, 2011 | Nathan Bedford
    Seven decades after Pearl Harbor and one decade after 9/11 we Americans dare not remain willfully oblivious to the threat of the Black Swan. Our grand American experiment is more vulnerable now that it was in 1941 and it is certainly more precariously balanced than it was in 2011. These conundrums are what Donald Rumsfeld might describe as the "known unknowns" but by definition a Black Swan event is as surprising as it is earth shattering. So all of these threats which beset us are by definition not Black Swan events. They are known risks. There are many more risks...
  • Americans' view of Congress at all-time low (new Gallup Poll finds 76% say vote 'em out)

    12/10/2011 1:20:00 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Michael A. Memoli
    Americans' hostility toward members of Congress is at a record high, a new Gallup Poll found. Seventy-six percent of those surveyed said most representatives do not deserve to be reelected, the highest number in the 19 years Gallup has asked the question and six points higher than in August, just after the contentious debate over raising the debt ceiling. Only 20% said most members should be reelected, a record low. "If voters' current sentiments toward Congress prevail through next November's election, it is possible that control of the House would flip back to the Democrats," wrote Frank Newport, editor in...
  • U.S. executes another round of Web site takedowns (Are we next?)

    11/26/2011 6:35:55 PM PST · by Cacique · 34 replies
    CNET ^ | 11-26-2011 | Edward Moyer
    As Cyber Monday draws near and debate continues about the Stop Online Piracy Act, the U.S. government has again seized a bevy of domain names it says belong to Web sites that deal in counterfeit goods. Blog TorrentFreak ran a list of more than 130 domains it said were seized by the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security's Immigrations and Customs Enforcement division as part of "Operation in Our Sites." TorrentFreak called the move the largest such round of seizures to date.
  • Expert unease over deadly flu virus 'created' in Dutch laboratory(biological WMD?)

    11/26/2011 4:57:11 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 76 replies · 1+ views
    Dutch News ^ | 11/25/11
    Expert unease over deadly flu virus 'created' in Dutch laboratory Friday 25 November 2011 Dutch scientists have created a flu virus which is so deadly there is doubt about whether the research should be published, the Volkskrant reports on Friday. The paper says American experts are worried detailed information could fall into the wrong hands and that terrorists could recreate the virus as a weapon. The fears are notable because the work was carried out on behalf of the National Institutes of Health in the US. The research team, led by Ron Fouchier, professor of virology at Erasmus teaching hospital,...
  • Turkish PM Apologizes to Kurds

    11/24/2011 1:51:06 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/11/11 | Chana Yaar
    For the first time in Turkey's history, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has apologized to the Kurds for bombing raids against their people in the mid 1930s. "If there is need for an apology on behalf of the state, if there is such a practice in the books, I would apologize and I am apologizing," Erdogan declared. He made the apology in a televised speech that followed a debate with Republican People's Party leader, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, leader of Turkey's main opposition party. Kilicdaroglu's family is based in the southeastern town of Tunceli, once known as Dersim, where the 1930's massacre...
  • U.S. Firms Keen to Add Foreign Jobs

    11/22/2011 10:36:04 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 48 replies · 1+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 22, 2011 | DAVID WESSEL
    U.S.-based multinational corporations added 1.5 million workers to their payrolls in Asia and the Pacific region during the 2000s, and 477,500 workers in Latin America, while cutting payrolls at home by 864,000, the Commerce Department reported. The faster growth abroad was concentrated in emerging markets, such as China, Brazil, India and Eastern Europe, according to economists Kevin Barefoot and Raymond Mataloni, of the U.S. Commerce Department. "Judging by the destination of sales by affiliates in those countries," the economists wrote in a recent survey, "the goal of the U.S. multinational corporations' expanded production was to primarily sell to local customers...
  • WHAT THE ISLAMIST-APPEASER BBC OMITTED IN INTERVIEWING JORDANIAN ARAB "KING"

    11/16/2011 10:47:31 PM PST · by PRePublic · 4 replies
    WHAT THE ISLAMIST-APPEASER BBC OMITTED IN INTERVIEWING JORDANIAN ARAB "KING" Nov-14-2011BBC News Special: Lyse Doucet speaks to King Abdullah of Jordanhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/programmes/2011/11/111114_king_abdullah_of_jordan_interview.shtml___1) "King" Abdullah of Jordan outrageously said -typically- propagated to BBC that if Israel would have just solved the "Palestinian" problem, it wouldn't had to deal with Iran nukes... that Iran wouldn't want -then- to attack Israel... The BBC Reporter --of course-- "forgot" to press about the clear genocide the Islamic Republic has repeatedly reiterated in 1994 (in Argentina by Iranian official Mohsen Rabbani),[1][2] in 2005 [3][4][5][6] and 2007 [7] (by Ahmadinejad) for Israel to be WIPED OFF, Period. What's...
  • Many leftist intellectuals sympathize with mass homicide?

    11/14/2011 12:12:46 PM PST · by bkopto · 49 replies
    Daily Iowan ^ | Nov 11, 2011 | Roman Skaskiw
    I think my Ukrainian heritage fuels my twin obsessions with Soviet history and economics. Sadly, this often puts me on opposing ideological ground from my good friends and fellow alumni of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, which recently helped bring Utopia in Four Movements to Iowa City's local tax-supported theater. Sam Green, the filmmaker who narrated the exploration of "the battered state of the utopian impulse," on one hand described socialism has having gone "monstrously wrong" and on the other expressed open sentimentality for the Russian and Maoist revolutions. He showed pictures of executed Cambodians and also said a copy of...
  • Armenian Groups Go After Condoleezza Rice as 'Genocide Denier' ( Turkish Muslims )

    11/14/2011 6:25:31 PM PST · by george76 · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Many ethnic Armenians who read ex-US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's recently published memoirs ...are spitting fire over her descriptions of her battles with the US-based Diaspora Armenian lobby. Both in 1991 as a presidential aide (to then US President George Bush) and in 2007 as secretary of state (under then President George W. Bush), Rice worked to defeat the congressional push for recognizing the World-War I-era slaughter of ethnic Armenians by Ottoman Turks as genocide. ... Sassounian charged that Rice had behaved as "a spineless official of a banana republic" by allegedly caving in to Turkish interests.
  • Tensions high amid 'Occupy' crackdowns

    11/13/2011 11:09:33 AM PST · by libstripper · 19 replies
    msnbc.com ^ | Nov. 13, 2011 | msnbc.com staff & news reports
    Police in Denver and Salt Lake City swept anti-Wall Street protesters from their camps as demonstrators and supporters in Portland, Ore., flooded a city park area in defiance of an eviction order on Sunday. In Portland, crowds that swelled to thousands and went toe-to-toe with police moved back onto sidewalks and downtown's Lownsdsale and Chapman squares after closing Southwest Third Avenue and Madison Street overnight.
  • The Black Hole of History

    11/12/2011 6:29:36 AM PST · by bayouranger · 17 replies · 1+ views
    politicalislam.com ^ | Nov 3, 2011 | Bill Warner
    Everybody knows that Turkey, Egypt, North Africa, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan and other Islamic nations (there are 57 in all) are nearly 100% Muslim. Those countries were Christian, Buddhist and Hindu. Exactly how did this change to Muslim happen? When you read history it seems that Islam came, and, magically, the countries are Islamic. But of course an event of this magnitude did not simply happen. But our schools insist that Islam “just happens.” In fact, the entire history of the rise of Islamic imperialism is denied in the curriculum of our private, state and religious schools. Our schools...
  • Herman Cain, Meet Samuel Yette

    11/10/2011 6:40:56 AM PST · by thesaleboat · 30 replies
    American Life League ^ | 6 Nov 2011 | Mark Crutcher
    In January of this year, an African-American man living out his life in a Maryland nursing home succumbed to Alzheimer's disease. Because he was not a sports hero or a member of America's brain-dead entertainment industry, the nation barely noted either his life or his passing. His name was Samuel Frederick Yette. Born into the segregated South in 1929, Mr. Yette earned a bachelor's degree from Tennessee State University and a master's from Indiana University. Then, following his U.S. Air Force service in the Korean War, he became an award-winning journalist who worked for several newspapers and magazines. In 1964,...