Sunday, January 25, 2015

"Is the only good Muslim a dead Muslim?"

Via Joe

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Clint Eastwood’s latest movie, American Sniper, has outraged many Muslims across the country. 

Now the President of American-Arab Anti Discrimination, Sameer Khalaf, has claimed the movie is flaming the fires of hate against Muslims in America.

Khalaf has demanded that Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper, star of the movie, appease ‘offended’ Muslims and issue a message stating:

“Arabs are Americans and Muslims are Americans"

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Daughters increase longevity of fathers, but daughters and sons equally reduce longevity of mothers.

Via Daughter Dixie! :)
This means you can live forever as long as you have one daughter a year! :)



Reproduction is energetically and physiologically expensive, and an individual investing resources into producing offspring should suffer costs such as deterioration in health condition and possibly shorter life span. Since the energetic and nutritional demands of pregnancy and breastfeeding render reproductive costs much higher in women than in men, women with a large number of children should show signs of deterioration in condition, while men with large families should not. However, whether reproductive costs reduce longevity in women is still questionable, and in men this issue has not been adequately addressed. In addition, since sons are energetically more expensive to produce than daughters, having sons should have a more pronounced negative impact on maternal longevity than having daughters.

Here we document a striking disparity in the impact of children on the life span of mothers and fathers in a Polish rural population. We show for the first time that number of daughters was positively related to a longer life span of their fathers, increasing their longevity on average by 74 weeks per daughter born, while number of sons did not have a significant effect on paternal longevity. In contrast, in women, the number of daughters and number of sons reduced maternal longevity and did so to the same extent, on average by 95 weeks per son or daughter, indicating that for women, the costs of having sons and daughters are similar.

Here's The Intense Training Bradley Cooper Went Through To Gain 40 Pounds Of Muscle For 'American Sniper'

 Real-Life ‘American Sniper’ May No Longer Be With Us, but His Memory Lives On

When starring in movies like "American Hustle" or "The Hangover," 40-year-old actor Bradley Cooper is able to stay at his normal weight — around 185 pounds.

But for his Oscar-nominated role as Navy SEAL Chris Kyle in "American Sniper," Cooper had to bulk up to play the  225-pound sniper.

Kyle, who died in 2013 after being shot by a former Marine who was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, had  160 confirmed kills under his belt from his time as a Navy SEAL sniper in Iraq.

"I had to get to the point where I believed I was him," Cooper told Men's Health magazine. "At 185 pounds, it would’ve been a joke. His size was such a part of who he was ... Chris wasn’t ripped. He wasn’t sinewy. He was just a bear."

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"Britain First: Fighting Islamization."


Red Alert Update: At the Heart of the Mariupol Crisis

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As the situation on the ground quiets down in the wake of the Jan. 24 barrage by Russian-allied forces near the Ukrainian city of Mariupol, Stratfor is continuing the watch initiated by our Red Alert. We believe, at the very least, that Russia is keeping its option to mount an offensive open, and at most, is preparing to launch an offensive to secure its hold on the Crimean Peninsula.

The artillery barrage in Mariupol has died down, and according to the Ukrainian military's local commander, there have been no attacks today. Some diplomacy is spinning up, and mutual charges of responsibility are being exchanged. The pro-Russian faction is blaming the Ukrainian military for the attack, and the Ukrainians are charging that the Russian military initiated the barrage, not Ukrainian pro-Russian factions. The fog of war is being supplemented by deliberate disinformation on all sides.

The issue is whether this was an isolated incident or part of an extended strategy. If it is, it is not a Ukrainian strategy. Following recent defeats, Ukraine is not in a position to go on the offensive in this region, despite a noticeable build up and mobilization of Ukrainian forces in recent weeks. The Russians, however, have been moving regular forces, including some first-rate units, into Donbas.

More important than the charges and counter-charges is this fact: At this moment, the rebels are being strongly reinforced by Russian forces, and those forces have an operational advantage but a strategic problem.


Sexual assault cases: Perpetrators mostly Muslim Middle Eastern men

Via comment by Anonymous on Muslim Immigration on the Rise in America

 Police at the scene where the woman was sexually assaulted.

Some are refugees or asylum seekers. Some are well educated. However, all appear incapable of adapting to our Western society and mores. These men, in committing their crimes, may be acting on impulses rooted within their own religion and culture and upbringing – and doing irreparable harm to our citizens. Here is one such case.

‘American Sniper’ Tops $200 Million

Via Joe

In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Bradley Cooper appears in a scene from "American Sniper." (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures)

We saw it today and well done.

“American Sniper” hit the mark with moviegoers again.

The Navy SEAL drama — reviled by Michael Moore and Bill Maher, adored by critics and audiences — topped the box office for a second weekend in a row with $64.4 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. The total haul for the film, starring Bradley Cooper and directed by Clint Eastwood, now stands at $200.1 million.

Liberals may be haranguing the film, but as Mediaite’s Joe Concha noted Sunday, it’s not just “angry” men going to see the movie — Americans of all stripes are flocking to “American Sniper.”

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Over 5,000 Ukrainian Soldiers faces Encirclement and Annihilation in Eastern Ukraine

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News is filtering in from the internet and usually pro-Ukrainian news sources this morning of a potential disaster for the Kiev government as the strategic village of Debaltseve which reportedly has somewhere between 5,000 to 7,000 Ukrainian soldiers and militia contained within the pocket. From EMPR Media in the Ukraine:

Debaltseve is surrounded by the enemy forces: another Illovaysk?

The city of Debaltseve, which is located on the south west of Luhansk is obviously in a very tense situation now. The map shows that the Enemy forces (i.e.: Russian regular army and militants (internal and imported, moreover fully supported and equippted by Russia) almost surrounded the city.

In August 2014, Ukrainian armed forces together with volunteer Battalions were surrounded as well in Illovaysk. Operation aimed to liberate those city failed and Ukrainian side got heavy losses. Due to unofficial statistics more that 1000 of Ukrainian soldiers were killed, captured by Russian forces or remain missing up to now.

A Ukrainian artilery man, who currently serves in Debaltsevo admitted that between September 5,2014 and there January 21,2015 Ukrainian positions were shelled by the Russian forces’s Grad missiles over 3000 times
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Surveillance video shows suspect in connection with robbery investigation

Via Nancy

Robbery detectives continue to investigate this robbery and the resulting kidnapping. They have leads that they continue to develop and are now sharing surveillance video from the robbery to generate additional tips from the public. The video, which is included with this news release, shows the victim driving up to the ATM outside the bank and being approached by a man who pointed a gun at her. It also shows the victim being forced to get into the trunk of her vehicle and the suspect driving away in the victim’s car.

Detectives hope that by providing this video in addition to the suspect photos previously released that they will be able to identify the man responsible. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Arlington Police Robbery Detective Jeff Holloway at 817-459-5739 or Crime Stoppers at 817-469-TIPS (8477). Tipsters have the option to remain anonymous using Crime Stoppers and can be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.

Original release sent 1/14/15 at 11:55 a.m.
Detectives investigating overnight robbery at Arlington bank

The Arlington Police Department is investigating a robbery that developed into a kidnapping early this morning. At about 3:40 a.m., Arlington Police were contacted by the Euless Police Department about a woman who had called 911 in their city and reported being forced into the trunk of her vehicle while at an Arlington bank. Officers talked to the victim and learned that the woman had gone to a bank in the 2000 block of North Collins Street earlier. She reported that an unknown man approached her and ordered her to take money from her account. Shen then alleged that the man forced her into the trunk of her vehicle and drove away from the location. The victim described being driven to additional banks, where the suspect is alleged to have taken more money from her bank account.

At some point this morning, it is believed that the suspect stopped the vehicle and walked away. The woman took that opportunity to escape from the trunk and ran to a nearby convenience store in Euless, where she called police. When she directed officers back to the location where she believed the vehicle had been, the car could not be found. Her vehicle was later located nearby in Arlington.

The suspect is described as a black man in his early 20s who is approximately 5’6” tall with a short afro hairstyle wearing a grey hooded jacket or coat and jeans. Based on the suspect description, it is believed that the suspect could have been involved in an additional robbery at the same bank at around 2:40 a.m. today. In that case, the victim was a man who used the walk-up ATM at the bank in the 2000 block of North Collins Street.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Arlington Police Robbery Sergeant Jason Rash at 817-459-5628 or Crime Stoppers at 817-469-TIPS (8477). Tipsters have the option to remain anonymous using Crime Stoppers and can be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.

***News agencies - Media Unit Sergeant Jeffrey Houston will be available for sound until 1 p.m. at the Main Police Station.***

The Entire 20th Century Was A Mistake

Via Sioux


David Stockman explains that the 20th Century was a massive mistake and much of the blame for it can be laid at the feet of America's second-worst president to date, Woodrow Wilson:

My humble thesis tonight is that the entire 20th Century was a giant mistake.

And that you can put the blame for this monumental error squarely on Thomas Woodrow Wilson——-a megalomaniacal madman who was the very worst President in American history……..well, except for the last two. (" He is not wrong, except in claiming that either Bush the Younger or Obama are worse than Wilson, or that Wilson was worse than Lincoln.")

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Greenpeace Activist Calls for Climate Change ‘Deniers’ to be Beheaded

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A climate change advocate, believed to be a Greenpeace activist and Guardian contributor, has called for the beheading of so-called “climate change deniers”, arguing the world would be a better place without them. The comments are merely the latest in a long history of warmists advocating the killing of people who question global warming dogma.

On January 21st, in it’s ‘Climate Consensus – the 97%’ section, the Guardian published an article entitled “Matt Ridley wants to gamble the Earth’s future because he won’t learn from the past”, which was illustrated with a fake, but nonetheless rather gruesome image of a severed head.

The article drew hundreds of comments, including one from ‘Bluecloud’ on the day the article was posted, reading “Should that not be Ridley’s severed head in the photo?”

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Ben Carson: Next President Should Pledge To Seal Border Within 1 Year

 Ben Carson Speaking at the National Press Club - Katie Frates-Daily Caller

Speaking to a conservative crowd in Iowa about illegal immigration Saturday, Ben Carson said the next person in the White House should aim to “seal the border” in the first 12 months of their presidency.

“I think who ever wins in 2016 — I’m pretty sure it’s going to be a Republican — I think they should make it their goal to seal that border within a year,” Carson said to applause.

The retired neurosurgeon, who says he is considering a run for president, discussed the issue at an event hosted by Iowa Rep. Steve King, who is known for his strong views against illegal immigration.

“You know, we have laws in place,” Carson said of immigration. “Common sense works great. We already have laws that demonstrate how a person can become an American citizen. We don’t have to re-litigate that. If we do re-litigate it, it needs to be done by the proper branch of government, which is Congress. It is not by the president. It is not by the Supreme Court.

Muslim Immigration on the Rise in America


The United States could be traveling down the same path as France regarding Muslim immigration — a path that ultimately led to the Islamic terror attack at Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris.

For several decades France has invited Muslims from the Middle East and North Africa to enter the country, in part to bolster the labor force following World War II. Other European countries have seen large-scale Muslim immigration as well.

"The United States seems increasingly to be turning toward Western Europe's most undesirable demographic trends," writes Ian Tuttle, a William F. Buckley Fellow in political journalism at the National Review Institute.

In 1992, 41 percent of new permanent residents in the United States came from the Middle East and North Africa, the Asia-Pacific region, or sub-Saharan Africa. In 2002, the percentage was up to 53 percent.

Over that period, the number of Muslim immigrants coming to America each year doubled from 50,000 to about 100,000.

The number of Muslims in the United States is uncertain because religious affiliation is not tracked by the Census Bureau, but the Council on American-Islamic Relations claims there are about 7 million Muslims in the country.

"Whatever the exact level, it can hardly be considered surprising that as the Muslim population in the country has expanded, so has the incidence of radicalism," Tuttle states, citing several examples.

Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother Tamerlan entered the country as refugees in 2002 and Tamerlan was radicalized at a mosque in Cambridge, Mass.

That mosque was also attended by Abdul Rahman al-Amoudi, who was raised in Yemen and in 2004 was sentenced to 23 years in jail in part due to his role in a plot to assassinate the crown prince of Saudi Arabia.

Also attending was Aafia Siddiqui, sentenced to 86 years in prison in 2010 for attempting to kill a U.S. Army officer in Afghanistan.

In 2003, six naturalized citizens in Lackawanna, N.Y., were convicted of providing material support to al-Qaida.

In March 2014, Mohammad Hassan Hamdan of Dearborn, a Michigan city where 40 percent of the population is of Arab descent, was arrested in Detroit on his way to join Hezbollah in Syria.

Last October, Mohammed Hamzah Khan of Bolingbrook, Ill., son of Muslim immigrants from India, and two siblings were arrested in Chicago on their way to enlist in the Islamic State.

Nidal Malik Hasan, whose parents came to the U.S. from the West Bank, fatally shot 13 people at Ford Hood in Texas in November 2009.

It should also be noted, of course, that the 9/11 hijackers were allowed to enter the country with visas.

"Whatever the percentage of Muslims who support or would ever consider supporting jihadism, the raw number obviously increases along with the total number of Muslims," Tuttle points out. "One percent of 10 million is much larger than 1 percent of 1 million."

The most obvious remedy for the increased threat of Islamic militancy in the United States would be to reduce the numbers of immigrants from Muslim-majority countries, he suggests — noting, however, that the move would meet with "fierce opposition from some quarters."

Or, the United States could shift immigration priorities toward English-speaking nations and liberal democracies.

"The potential problems associated with massive Muslim immigration, and potential solutions, must be addressed now," he concludes.

"The attack on Charlie Hebdo was not inevitable, but years of permissive immigration policy made it more and more likely. If we want to reduce the probability of a similar attack inside America's borders, we should recognize France's mistake, and reform immigration policies that simply do not add up."

Boko Haram crisis: Militants attack key city of Maiduguri

Via WiscoDave

Satellite images of Doron Baga 
Satellite images of Doron Baga which were taken on 2 January, before the Boko Haram attacks, and afterwards on 7 January. The vegetation is shown in red

Fierce fighting was reported on the outskirts. The military is carrying out air strikes, and a curfew is in place.

Maiduguri is home to tens of thousands of people who have fled Boko Haram attacks and was visited on Saturday by President Goodluck Jonathan.

Another Boko Haram attack was reported in Monguno, north of Maiduguri.

Boko Haram, which means "Western education is forbidden" in the Hausa language, launched guerrilla operations in 2009 to create an Islamic state.

Thousands of people have been killed, mostly in north-eastern Nigeria.

More @ BBC

Police Arrest 153 In South Africa Looting Chaos

Via Nancy

A man looks on as he runs with items from a shop believed to be owned by a foreigner, in Soweto
"Young boys wanted to rob a shop and the owner opened fire and killed one of them," Mr Makhubela told the AFP news agency.
"That made the community angry, and that's what started all this."
More insanity @ Sky News