Friday, February 20, 2015

State Dept. Asks for Solutions to Counter Extremists; GOP Sen. Trolls Them

Via Joe

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The White House held a summit on combating violent extremism this week, so today the State Department asked people on Twitter to share their thoughts on how to combat extremists: Now, of course, much of the response they got wasn’t exactly what they were looking for:

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Why General Loan Executed The VC

Saigon Cholon Fighting

He executed the partisan after he had stumbled upon the bodies of his men and even their families that were killed by Viet Cong. The Vietcong were indiscriminately killing people. Summary execution of partisans is allowable under Geneva.

Florist, 70, facing 'ruin' rejects state's '30 pieces of silver'

Via comment by Sioux on Historical Fact: Whenever a government classified...

A Washington state florist facing “ruin” for her decision not to support same-sex “marriage” through her business has rejected out of hand an offer to settle a state claim of discrimination against her.

As WND reported this week, Benton County Superior Court Judge Alex Ekstrom authorized the state and the homosexual plaintiffs to pursue the business and personal assets of Barronelle Stutzman, including her home, in payment of damages and attorneys’ fees.

The Alliance Defending Freedom confirmed Ekstrom granted a summary judgment in the case against Stutzman, meaning it will not proceed to trial. A trial had been scheduled for March 23. But the ADF said it would be appealed.

Last month, Ekstrom ruled Stutzman was personally was liable for the claims against her, placing her business assets, her home and personal savings at risk.

The judge ordered this week that the state and the homosexual plaintiffs, each of whom filed lawsuits, could collect damages and attorneys’ fees from Stutzman.

“The message of these rulings is unmistakable: The government will bring about your personal and professional ruin if you don’t help celebrate same-sex marriage,” ADF Senior Counsel Kristen Waggoner said at the time.

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Historical Fact: Whenever a government classified a group as a threat, they attempted to eradicate them

Via Michael

Obama emphatically says that we cannot lump Muslims and terrorist into the same sentence, because doing so gives ‘violent extremists legitimacy’.  However, Obama’s DHS has no problem lumping American Conservatives who oppose government tyranny in with separatists and warn that they pose a greater threat as domestic terrorists.

At the occasion of Obama’s ‘Combating violent extremism’ circus – his DHS agency, no doubt under the advisement of the Southern Poverty Law Center, have AGAIN ignored Islamic terrorism and warns instead that “Right Wing” Conservatives as ‘sovereign citizens’ pose a greater domestic terror threat in an official government report issued to law enforcement.

The report identifies  ‘right wing terrorists’ as Americans who ‘reject government authority’.

It is amazing that this government consistently and willfully IGNORES Islamic terrorism, but is so very quick to actually PREDICT that ‘Right Wing” Americans are GOING to engage in terrorism.

Birmingham Pastor's explosive speech about gay marriage during city council meeting

Burglar apologizes after being captured, tied up by victims

 Not going anywhere: When John Ashton Sr and his son John Ashton Jr found a burglar robbing their apartment last week, they tackled the man to the ground and tied him up until police arrivedĀ 

A 37-year-old man suspected of burglarizing an Olympia apartment is now in jail after being tackled by a father and son who lived there.

Police say John Ashton Sr. and his son John Jr. had left their apartment Friday morning, and returned to find the front door broken and the inside burglarized.

"The door was smashed. The deadbolt bent," Ashton, Sr. said.

Moments later, they found the burglar was still inside, emerging from a back bedroom.

"And I turn that corner and (the burglar)’s standing right in the bedroom," John Ashton, Jr. said. "And his eyes light up. Bing!"

"Next thing I know," Ashton Sr. added, "(John)’s screaming over my shoulder, 'he’s here!' "

Police said the burglar apologized at first: "I'm sorry, I made a mistake and I'll get your stuff back," and tried to escape past the two, but didn't get far.

More with video  @ KOMO News

Group Seeks Land to Fly Confederate Flag in Charlottesville

Via Dan

Virginia Flaggers is looking for land in Charlottesville to fly flags of the Confederacy.

The group's action is in response to the upcoming vote by Charlottesville City Council to stop observing Lee-Jackson Day. Virginia Flaggers is asking for roadside land to display flags of the Confederate States of America.

Group members visiting Charlottesville say ending the state holiday neglects an important chapter in Virginia's history, and Virginians need to be reminded of the southern veterans from the Civil War.

More with video @ NBC 29

Homeschool Children Seized By Authorities to Remain in State Custody for at Least Another Month

Via LH

Stanley Children

Seven homeschoolers in Arkansas who were seized by the Garland County Sheriff’s Department last month will remain in state custody for at least another month after a hearing over the matter was pushed back until March.

As previously reported, the children of Hal Stanley and his wife Michelle were removed from their Hot Springs home on Jan. 12 following an anonymous complaint.

The situation began in December as a social worker with the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) showed up at the Stanley’s door after receiving a complaint that the children were permitted to go outside in the snow barefoot. The Stanleys assured the case worker that everything was fine, and that the children had plenty of shoes, but had a custom of making footprints in the snow for fun.

“We showed her some of the 200 and something pair of shoes and told her—actually the kids told her—how it was their preference to go barefoot and that it was like a tradition to briefly run out in the snow barefoot and take a picture of the footprints,” Michelle Stanley told reporters.

Who Needs a College Education, Scott Walker or Marie Harf?


Wisconsin Governor and GOP presidential hopeful Scott Walker never graduated from college, and according to such critics as Howard Dean, his insufficient education renders him ineligible for the office of the presidency.

I have multiple degrees, including a doctorate degree. For the last 16 years, I have taught philosophy at an array of colleges and universities from Texas to New Jersey: four-year and two-year, research-oriented and teaching-oriented, public and private, big and small.

Consequently I can assure you, the mere possession of a college degree most definitely does not certify that its holder is “educated.”

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Obama administration sent 800,000 customers incorrect tax forms


The Obama administration revealed Friday that it sent about 800,000 customers a tax form containing the wrong information, and asked them to hold off on filing their 2014 taxes.

The self-inflicted bungle follows weeks of administration officials touting a successful enrollment season -- one that saw far fewer technical glitches than the rocky launch in late 2013.

About 11.4 million people signed up this season. But the errors in tax information mean that nearly 1 million people may have to wait longer to get their tax refunds this year.  

California, which is running its own insurance market, just announced a similar problem affecting about 100,000 people in that state.

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The Global Death Cross Just Got "Deathier"

Via avordvet


"X" continues to mark the spot of the death of global investor rationality...

19 "policy easings" since the start of the year have surged global equity prices to record highs but has sent expectations for global GDP growth to cycle lows...

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Three missing London schoolgirls 'travelling to Syria to join Isil'

Via Joe

Police are appealing for help to find three schoolgirls who have gone missing and are thought to have travelled to Turkey with the intention of crossing the border into Syria.

They are Shamima Begum, 15, who could be using the name Acklina Begum, and 16-year-old Kadiza Sultana. The third girl, 15, is not being named at the request of her family, Scotland Yard said.

Police fear the girls, all pupils at the Bethnal Green Academy, in east London, might be heading to join terror group Isil - Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also known as Islamic State.

They travelled from their homes on Tuesday, February 17 and boarded a Turkish Airlines flight to Istanbul.

Video Shows Concealed Carrying Pharmacist Defending Against Armed Robbery

"We carry all the time.” 

Police in West Virginia have released dramatic video surveillance which shows a pharmacist defending himself and a store full of workers and customers against a masked armed robber.

Terry Gillenwater, 25, entered Good Family Pharmacy in Pinch, W. Va. Wednesday morning wearing a bandana and carrying a gun.

Don Radcliff, one of the pharmacists on staff, had just joked about how Gillenwater must have been there to rob the store when the suspect attempted to do just that.

Surveillance video released by the Kanahwa County sheriff’s department shows Gillenwater reaching into his jacket and pulling out a gun. Radcliff did not hesitate to do the same.

The Meaning of: "War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength"

Via Bill


A friend of mine emailed to ask me what "war is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength" means. My plan was to do a quick Google search, choose the most compelling answer and send him the link. To my surprise, I was not able to find the correct explanation anywhere. Though intelligent and complex answers, in my opinion, none of them was correct.

(The following article is based on George Orwell's novel entitled 1984. I will keep the article as spoiler-free as I can for those who haven't read the book yet).

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“Good News” That Secession Is Happening

Via Jeffery

Former Republican presidential candidate and congressman Ron Paul says secession is happening and it’s “good news.” Paul later predicted the states would stop listening to federal laws.

“I would like to start off by talking about the subject and the subject is secession and, uh, nullification, the breaking up of government, and the good news is it’s gonna happen. It’s happening,” Paul, the father of potential Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul, told a gathering at the libertarian Mises Institute in late January. The event Paul was speaking at was titled “Breaking Away: The Case for Secession.”

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Obama Is About To ‘Unleash Hell’

Via Joe

Dated, and though Graham is certainly no one I admire, I believe he is right on in this case.

In a recent interview US Senator Lindsey Graham warns us that Obama is about to ‘unleash hell’ in the Middle East.

“Iran is, again, influencing four major capitals. They’re spreading their influence all over the world, including South America. Why would you negotiate with a regime that is building an ICBM, that is sponsoring terrorism at the highest level in modern times? Why not just call a time out and say we’re not going to talk to you anymore about your nuclear program until you stop your weapons buildup and destabilizing the neighbors? Does anybody really believe that Barack Obama would use military force against Iran after he drew a red line against Assad and did nothing? The Israelis are in a box.

The Israelis are not going to allow the ayatollahs to go nuclear. And the deal that we’re contemplating with Iran is North Korea in the making. And the Arabs and the Israelis are not going to allow the ayatollahs in Iran to have a nuclear capability only contained by the UN. That’s what we tried to do in North Korea. So Obama’s about to unleash hell on the Middle East. He’s about to create a nuclear arms race by wanting a deal with the Iranians so badly that he’s about to make the mistake of a lifetime,” stated Graham.

Obama, being an insane jihadist, will likely start WWIII and unleash hell all over our world.