Saturday, September 7, 2013

Cellphones

Via The Feral Irishman


Pissed recommends the Burka




He think it hides their beauty.

VMFA Talking Points Debunked: Myth #1

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VERBATIM

Almost two years after the Va Flaggers began their campaign to RETURN the flags and RESTORE the honor to the Confederate Memorial Chapel , officials at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) are STILL offering the same talking points that they released then, all of which have been thoroughly debunked and refuted.  As we have in several meetings with Museum officials, we offer the facts here, one at a time,  for your information:

BOGUS "TALKING POINT" #1:

VMFA:  “Archival documents show that no flags were flown on the Chapel in the late 1800’s.  An illustration published in the Richmond Dispatch in 1896 that depicts the Camp shows only one flag being flown on the property, the U.S. Flag”

Va Flaggers:  There are many photographs showing the Soldiers raising and lowering a Confederate Battle Flag on the grounds of the Old Soldier’s home, and many others of the Confederate Battle Flag flying.  To choose a single sketch drawing, where the artist may/may not have taken artistic liberties, from a single day in time and claim that the decision was based on that information is obviously grasping at straws.


History is made at a moment in time.  Tradition is made over a continuation of time.  The Chapel does have a historical tradition of flying two Confederate Battle Flags, from 1993 – 2010.  Added to that 17 year period is the time from 1884-1941 when the soldiers themselves flew a 10x10 Confederate Battle Flag from the Lee Camp pole for 57 years, making a grand total of 74 years in which the Confederate Battle Flag has had a presence in Confederate Memorial Park. 


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Va Flaggers

Convicted sex offender thug assaults a Hattiesburg Patriot

Via Billy

 



I don't know how much you've been following the Mayorial election controversy in Hattiesburg, MS.
The incumbent is a corrupt black guy, trying to run Hattiesburg like Chicago.
 
His opponent is the son of my late aunt's niece. Family, to me.
I grew up just north of H'burg.
 
It's nasty. The thug in this clip is one of the incumbent's supporters/staff members.

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 Dupree Poll Worker who Assaulted Hattiesburg Patriot Camera Man on Camera in City Hall is a Convicted Sex Offender.

Giant Concrete Arrows That Point Your Way Across America

Via Tom

Cement Arrows, Transcontinental Air Mail Route

Every so often, usually in the vast deserts of the American Southwest, a hiker or a backpacker will run across something puzzling: a ginormous concrete arrow, as much as seventy feet in length, just sitting in the middle of scrub-covered nowhere. What are these giant arrows? Some kind of surveying mark? Landing beacons for flying saucers? Earth’s turn signals? No, it's…

The Transcontinental Air Mail Route

Nerve gas points to rebels

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Former U.S. intelligence analysts claim current intelligence analysts have told them Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was not responsible for the Aug. 21 poison gas attack on the outskirts of Damascus, Syria, which killed 1,429 people, of whom more than 400 where children.

They claim the “growing body of evidence” reveals the incident was a pre-planned provocation by the Syrian opposition and its Saudi and Turkish supporters.

“The aim is reported to have been to create the kind of incident that would bring the United States into the war,” one former U.S. intelligence analysts said.

The analysts referred to a meeting a week before the Aug. 21 incident in which opposition military commanders ordered preparations for an “imminent escalation” due to a “war-changing development” that would be followed by the “U.S.-led bombing of Syria.”

In addition, the former U.S. analysts said that Israel welcomed limited U.S. military action but not so much that it would strengthen rebel groups, which are “increasingly dominated by Sunni jihadis.”

In an open memorandum to U.S. President Barack Obama, who is contemplating a strike on Syria’s military in response to this incident, members of the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, or VIPS, said that even British officials are aware that it wasn’t al-Assad who committed the atrocity.

More @ WND

Storm Clouds over Syria: Connecting Muslim Brotherhood Dots

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Mike Scruggs

     The Muslim Brotherhood was born in Egypt in 1928, but it now has 100 million adherents in at least 80 countries including the United States. It is generously funded by Persian Gulf oil profits, most recently, especially from the Gulf Emirate of Qatar.

     Since the late 1970s, the Syrian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) has been trying to overthrow the secularist military government of Syria, which is dominated by the relatively moderate and mystical Alawite Shia Muslim minority—just 13 percent of the population. About 60 percent of Syrians are Sunni Muslims.

     In 1982, the Syrian Army resorted to an artillery bombardment of MB-backed Sunni Muslim rebels who held part of the city of Hama to crush the revolt. More than 20,000 people were killed. Various levels of Muslin Brotherhood warfare to overthrow the Assad regimes in Syria have continued for almost 35 years. It was the “Arab Spring” uprisings in Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya during 2011 that revived the Muslim Brotherhood’s “civil war” in Syria and masked its barbaric MB-backed insurgents as “democratic freedom fighters.” 

     Religion, political authority, and civil law are inseparable in the Prophet Muhammad’s teachings. The Brotherhood’s Sunni Muslim religious and political principles are “salafist,” reflecting the strongly fundamentalist and militant approach to the Koran and the Prophet’s teachings embraced by the founding generations of Islam.

     Fundamentalist interpretation of the Koran and the Prophet’s teachings is the dominant norm in Islam, but salafism and its wahhabism ideological twin in Saudi Arabia are its most common militant forms.  Contrary to wishful Western thinking, institutionalized moderate Islam is rare, the Shia Alawites being one of few exceptions. So-called “moderate” individual Sunni and Shia Muslims are common, but it would be more appropriate to call them secularized or purely cultural Muslims. The doctrinal standards of Islam—the Koran and the teachings of Muhammad—are filled with exhortations to heavy-handed coercion, ruthless vengeance, and violent Holy War (Jihad) against uncooperative unbelievers.

     Syria also has a 10 percent Christian minority who have lived in relative peace and prosperity under the religiously tolerant Alawite sect of the Assad regimes. Some Alawites even celebrate the birth of Jesus and Palm Sunday. Northwestern Syria, including Antioch, was a leading cradle of early Christianity and was occupied by Christian Crusaders from 1098 to 1268. The Alawite and Christian minorities in Syria may be the reason that Arab nationalism has historically been more important than Muslim identity in Syria.

     In May 2012, Muslim Brotherhood leader and Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi preached to a large crowd that a new day had arrived in Egypt. He shouted five principles, each one repeated in unison by the enthusiastic crowd:

“The Koran is our constitution!”

“The Prophet Muhammad is our leader!

“Jihad is our path!”

“And death for the sake of Allah is our most lofty aspiration!”

“Above all—Allah is our goal.”

These were simply a paraphrased statement of the Muslim’s Brotherhood’s longtime motto:

“Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. The Koran is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope.”

     Throughout its history the predominant Muslim Brotherhood strategy for imposing Islamic government, religion, and comprehensive civil and social law (Sharia) on the world has been incremental gradualism, generally only escalating its militancy when political numbers and power put irresistible dominance within reach. However, it uses assassination, terrorism, violent armed force, and brutal tyranny whenever expedient or to complete its final surge to power.

     It is the Muslim Brotherhood that spawned the two most active and newsworthy Sunni terrorist organizations, Hamas and al-Qaeda. The Brotherhood recruited Osama bin Laden in the process. They were heavily involved in Benghazi.

     In infiltrating the commercial, social, educational, media, religious, and government hierarchies of the United States and other Western countries, Muslim Brotherhood agents exert considerable efforts to disguise themselves as peaceful, tolerant, and moderate. In this deception, they use a creative host of front organizations. Their spokesmen are educated, well groomed, and articulate. Some of the more prominent Muslim Brotherhood front organizations are:

ISNA—Islamic Society of North America, the largest and most powerful.

CAIR—Council on American Islamic Relations, the principle MB propaganda organization, often seen on network news. 

MSA—Muslim Student Association

MAS—Muslim American Society

NAIT—North American Islamic Trust, a principle purveyor of Sharia Finance agreements enabling increasing financial control of U.S. financial institutions.

     Both Presidents Clinton and G. W. Bush and many influential American leaders were badly misled by advisors about the nature of Islam and the Muslim Brotherhood. They were convinced by CAIR propaganda and liberal academics that Islam was a religion of “peace and tolerance” that had been hijacked by radical terrorists. However, the Islam of “peace and tolerance” turned out to be a counterfactual myth. Muslim Brotherhood infiltration into powerful positions of influence proceeded by a quantum leap under President Obama.

     In December 2012, Egypt’s Rose El-Youssef magazine alleged that six members of the Muslim Brotherhood had turned the White House into the most important supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood: Arif Alikhan, Assistant Secretary for Homeland Security policy; Mohammed Elibiary, a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council; Eboo Patel, on the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships; Rashad Hussain, U.S. Special Envoy to the 57-nation Organization for Islamic Cooperation; ISNA President Imam Mohamed Magid; and Muslim Public Affairs Council founder, Salam al-Marayati. 

     Paul Sperry, author of Infiltration, and former Congressman Allen West have alleged that the Brotherhood has infiltrated into influential levels in national intelligence, national security, military, law enforcement, including the Justice Department, and the White House. 

     President Obama taped a two-minute message for the ISNA Convention on September 2. ISNA is an unindicted co-conspirator in the 2007 Hamas terrorist group funding case. Among his remarks was this statement:

“My administration is proud to be your partner.”

     The September 3 issue of Front Page Magazine asserted its opinion that “President Obama…has plans for fighting a war on behalf of the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria…”

McCain's blood money or Senators who voted for Syria strike got more defense contractor dough

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 McCain's blood money

 The ten Senate Foreign Relations Committee members who voted to attack Syria received 83 percent more campaign contributions from defense contractors than the seven senators who voted against it, according to analysis from Maplight.org.

Examining data from 2007 to 2012, the analysts found that the average senator who voted “yes” on the authorization of the use of military force took $72,850 from defense contractors and other defense industry interests. Senators who voted “no” received just $39,770 on average.

Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain led the pack among those in favor, raking in about $176,000 from defense interests over five years. Illinois Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin garnered $127,000 from the defense industry, followed by Virginia Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine, who picked up a cool $101,000.

 More @ Daily Caller

AP: Congress Voting 6 to 1 Against Strike

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Suggesting an uphill fight for President Barack Obama, House members staking out positions are either opposed to or leaning against his plan for a U.S. military strike against Syria by more than a 6-1 margin, a survey by The Associated Press shows. The Senate is more evenly divided ahead of its vote next week.

Still, the situation is very fluid. Nearly half of the 433-member House and a third of the 100-member Senate remain undecided.

By their statements or those of aides, only 30 members of the Republican-led House support intervention or are leaning in favor of authorizing the president to use force against Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government in response to a chemical weapons attack last month.

Some 192 House members outright oppose U.S. involvement or are leaning against authorization, according to the AP survey.

The situation in the Democrat-controlled Senate is better for Obama but hardly conclusive ahead of a potential vote next week. The AP survey showed those who support or are leaning in favor of military action holding a slight 34-32 advantage over those opposed or leaning against it.

Complicating the effort in the Senate is the possibility that a three-fifths majority may be required. Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky says he is going to filibuster.

More @ Newsmax

Travel packing tips for photographers and others

 
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I travel a lot. A few weeks ago when I picked up Amanda in the airport we talked about the best ways to stuff stuff into stuff and I realized that I should do a comprehensive blog post about it. So this is how to be a globetrotting photographer, getting your things from one place to another with the least hassle.

(Tl: dr get functional clothes that pack small and perform multiple purposes, be organized, don't weigh yourself down with things that perform only one function.)

1) Pack small. Dot check bags.

Checking bags is a hassle - it slows you down getting on and off of the plane and the airline can misplace your luggage, lots of airlines charge for checked bags now and someone has to carry all that stuff once you get wherever you're going . When I travel I want to be able to carry everything that I'm going to use with me, like a snail. Or a turtle. Or a flying turtle, like Gammora. This limits you to one carry on and one "small personal item". So you need to be able to fit all your gear and your clothes into a small space.

2) Buy clothes made for backpackers.

More @ Kyle Cassidy

Syria's Christians Could Be Casualty Of U.S. Attack on Syria

Via Mike

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Dated

Syria's ancient Christian population could become a major casualty of an American strike against the Assad regime in retaliation for last week's chemical-weapons attack, should any strike shift momentum in favor of the rebels.

Many Syrian Christians have held deep sympathies for Bashar al-Assad's secular Ba'athist Party since its founding in 1947. Michel Aflaq, one of the Ba'ath Party's co-founders, was a Christian.

The majority of Syria's Christians struggled to remain neutral in Syria's civil war or have backed Bashar al-Assad's regime fearing annihilation should his secular police state be replaced by an Islamist theocracy.

"Enough with the intervention," Patriarch Gregory III, who heads Syria's Damascus-based Melkite Greek-Catholic Church, told the Catholic News Service (CNS). "It is fueling hatred, fueling criminality, fueling inhumanity, fueling fundamentalism, terrorism -- all these things are the fruit of intervention. Enough!"

It would be better to try to help bring about reforms to the Syrian government, he said, "But not in this way, with blood," he continued.

More @ IPT

Update: Russian, American, British and French naval units in the Eastern Mediterranean

Via u_96

Obama's G-20 Debacle 'Clearly Demonstrates a Lack of Leadership'

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President Barack Obama's inability to build strong international support for military strikes against Syria at the Group of 20 summit in Russia "clearly demonstrates a lack of leadership," former House Intelligence Committee Chairman Pete Hoekstra told Newsmax on Friday.

"The president has four groups of people who he needs to convince that going into Syria is an absolute imperative — and one of those is the international community," Hoekstra told Newsmax in an exclusive interview.

"And, coming out of the G-20 summit, where he had the opportunity to personally make the case to many of our allies — and to come away pretty-much empty-handed — shows exactly where this president is right now.

"It's going to make it very, very difficult to get the votes next week" in Congress, he concluded. "It's going to make it much more difficult for the president to get the American people to be supportive of a move into Syria if we can't convince our allies."

More @ Newsmax

Obama employing think-tank plan to oust Assad?

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Produced by the think tank’s Sabin Center in March 2012, “Middle East Memo #21,” titled “Saving Syria: Assessing Options for Regime Change,” proposed the United States should implement a policy aimed at destabilizing Syria with the explicitly stated goal of ousting the Assad regime.
Authored by four Brookings Institution-affiliated authors, the report said the “brutal regime of Bashar al-Asad (sic) is employing its loyal military forces and sectarian thugs to crush the opposition and reassert its tyranny.”
The authors’ underlying justification for removing the Assad regime was that it was engaging in acts of violence against civilians that violated international standards of human rights.
The memo, however, made clear that the real gain to be achieved in toppling Assad was not the humanitarian protection of the Syrian population but the removal from the Middle East of “Iran’s oldest and most important ally in the Arab world.” The report characterized the Assad regime as “a longtime supporter” of terrorist groups like Hezbollah and Hamas that has “at times aided al-Qa’ida terrorists and former regime elements in Iraq.”
The memo’s characterization of U.S. foreign policy goals has prompted critics to charge it presented humanitarian concerns couched in the doctrine of “responsibility to protect,” a U.N. initiative asserting sovereignty is a responsibility, not a right, and the international community, therefore, has a right to ensure nations protect their populations from genocide, war crime, crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing.
The critics see the plan as a pretext designed to cover the real goal of destabilizing Syria to depose the Assad regime. The plan would provide weapons to rebel groups, combined with U.S. air attacks and the possibility of a U.S.-backed, internationally configured military invasion with ground troops.
  More @ WND

This Is a Fake Housing Recovery

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Nearly half of U.S. home sales are cash transactions.

That's right. Goldman Sachs just reported that cash sales account for 57 percent of all residential home sales versus 19 percent in 2005. Other estimates are not as high, but still range from 40 percent to 50 percent. That's amazing. And that's not just new homes; it's all homes.

So, do you think a lot of first-time homeowners are buying their homes with cash?

You've got to be kidding. Even most second- and third-time homeowners probably aren't paying 100 percent cash.

The fact that this bull market is driven so heavily by cash purchases tells you that it's not a real housing market. It's another investment bubble.

More @ Money News

Lessons in urban warfare from Syria


We are at interesting point in time. It might be point that changes human history if some of those who rule us (sorry to call it like that but that is situation right now) play their game and it escalates. Im happy to know most of you have already proper storage and skills to try your best when storm hits. Let’s hope we don’t need anything of this.

If you have time, stop eating (but maybe get drink) and spend half hour to watch the video below. It is just out since 4th of September 2013 but shows bit older video footage of people fighting for their survival in Syria in current conflict. It’s bloody and maybe disturbing for some, so maybe dont eat. I speak a lot about how I moved through city and fought in my survival course and see many similarities. Too many, so I had to take some breaks looking at this.

More @ SHTF School

If It Wasn’t Syria, It Would Have Been Something Else

Via WiscoDave

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It is very possible that the president will not obtain a join authorization to bomb Syria; if he chooses to go ahead and attack anyway, Obama will incite a constitutional crisis—the first time in history that a president has decided to go to war against the declared wishes of Congress. The public and the courts will adjudicate the legality of that act, and it would be contentious.

So the corner that Obama has painted himself into is now inescapable. Defying Congress will put the country into a Watergate/Monicagate mess. Not doing anything will confirm the administration’s impotence and only enhance Russia, Iran, Assad, China, Islamists, and almost anyone else who does not like the U.S. Doing something small, with or without congressional approval, will be looked upon as a cynical waste of human lives to restore Obama’s credibility, the sort of craven, immoral political act that a younger Obama made a career out of mocking. Doing something big will invite public and global outrage if only moderately successful, and doom the Obama presidency if unsuccessful.

How did Obama get himself into this mess? It was bound to happen, given his past habits. All we are seeing now is the melodramatic fulfillment of vero possumus, lowering the rising seas, faux Corinthian columns, hope and change, the bows, the Cairo speech, and the audacity of hope. Hubris does earn Nemesis.

More @ NRO

Practical Plastic Surgery for Nonsurgeons

Via WiscoDave


Practical Plastic Surgery for Nonsurgeons was written to bring plastic surgical expertise to areas with little access to plastic surgeons.  Please feel free to download/print as much of the book as you desire.  And please, tell others about this site!

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AIPAC, Defense Contractors Promise to Go ‘All-Out’ Pushing Syria War

Via  Jadinardo

 
The word on the House of Representatives is clear: President Obama doesn’t have the votes to push through a resolution endorsing his planned attack on Syria, and he may in fact lose big.

It’s going to take a lot of backroom deals and lobbying to convince Representatives to go against the will of the American public, overwhelmingly opposed to the war, just a year ahead of the elections, but that lobbying may be coming.

AIPAC and its usual auxiliaries in the Israel Lobby are looking to turn the tide toward war, promising to “go all-out” next week in lobbying Congress to support the war, along with a “major mobilization” of US Jewish leaders.

The Israel Lobby’s uncanny knack for getting its way in the US Congress is almost legendary, and if there’s one group that rivals them in influence, it’s defense industry PACs. They haven’t been publicly pro-war, but their beneficiaries have been, and with military contractors seeing their stock prices surge on talk of war, it’s not hard to imagine why.

More @ ANTIWAR

Man Brain-Dead Following Random Rampage. Witness: Suspect Vowed To Attack 'Next White Person Who Walks By'

Via Pirate Morgan

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It came out of nowhere.

A man allegedly went on a rampage in Union Square on Wednesday afternoon and left a complete stranger brain-dead in the process.

Police said that the attack may have been a hate crime.

Friends of Jeffrey Babbitt, 62, were shocked to hear about the random act of violence that left the gentle, retired train conductor in a coma, CBS 2′s Dave Carlin reported on Friday.

“I don’t believe that. I don’t know why that happened. He is very nice,” Igor Sapozhnikov said.
Babbitt was minding his own business as he walked through the crowd near the chess boards in Union Square when a man made a hateful announcement and began his rampage, witnesses said.

“He said ‘the next white person who walks by I’m going to [expletive],’” one woman said. “His fist went in and the man’s head bobbed and he hit the ground and you could hear his skull hitting the ground.”

More with video @ CBS

‘Dominant’ Obama :)

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Today, the headlines were about (Click on it. Hilarious!) “dominant” Obama. NBC described the moment Obama met Putin:
“It was very odd. Obama is treating him like he was greeting a doorman,” she said. … “This is a show of power,” she said. “In addition, he leans in toward Putin with his upper body, placing himself slightly into Putin’s personal zone. Notice Putin pulls back ever so slightly, which indicates that Obama has the upper hand.”
Some of you may be less impressed by these games, recalling, no doubt, the times on the grade-school playground when this ploy was used to show the bully just who was boss, usually with unfortunate results. This is greasy kid stuff, not the demeanor of presidents.

But before you laugh at Obama’s misery, before you even think of laughing, remember that the humiliation of Barack Obama is perforce a humiliation of America. Whether one likes it or not, he represents the country. And he’s turned it into a doormat.