Apr 232010
 

NewsBusters

On Monday, the Christian Science Monitor bucked its mainstream peers by reporting something truthful about the TEA party movement: police officials have begun to relax security requirements at conservative rallies because of the remarkable absence of violence.

Yes, you read that right: despite nonstop media warnings about hateful protests, violence from TEA party attendants is so nonexistent that police feel safe allowing them to bring large items and sometimes even guns.

The Monitor was compelled to check things out when a TEA party in Raleigh, North Carolina, persuaded officials to overturn a ban on flag poles. Such items are typically banned because a flag pole is really just a very big stick that could be used as a weapon. The Monitor’s research led the paper to admit that conservative protests are far less threatening than many past demonstrations.

Patrik Jonsson’s article drew a refreshing contrast between violent rallies of the Vietnam era versus the new model of peaceful civil uprising:

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Apr 232010
 

Hat-Tip Blackie

Washington Times

Usually it takes a national government to spend itself into a debt measured in the trillions. Yet it comes as little surprise that the same profligacy that pervades the corridors of federal power infects this country’s 87,000 state, county and municipal governments and school districts. By 2013, the amount of retirement money promised to employees of these public entities will exceed cash on hand by more than a trillion dollars.

That’s according to the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, which earlier this month released a troubling analysis of 126 state and local pension plans. The center’s researchers found in the wake of the stock market collapse that measures of pension program solvency hit a 15-year low with no signs of improvement on the horizon. This means taxpayers will be left picking up the tab.

The reason pension plans are headed toward financial disaster is simple. Ever-expanding public-sector unions have flexed their political muscle and larded up with lavish benefits to be be paid out decades from now. In a properly run,private-sector business, future retirement benefits are paid for using present-day contributions. This is not the case when lawmakers have the power to boost public-employee benefit packages while using accounting gimmicks to conceal and pass on the debt to future generations.

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Apr 232010
 

FOX

Burma’s military junta could change power dynamics in Southeast Asia through its acquisition of nuclear weapons.

Ground photograph obtained by Bertil Lintner at YaleGlobal Online. ISIS assessed that this photograph depicts a dam penstock.

For the past year, intelligence agencies in the U.S. and Asia have been watching as equipment and machines capable of being used to build nuclear weapons have been flowing into Burma, raising the specter that the isolated and secretive Southeast Asian nation may become the world’s second rogue nuclear power.

Because of the nature of Burma’s paranoid and repressive ruling military junta, there is tremendous fear that, if it acquires a nuclear capability, it will set off an arms race that could change the political dynamics of Southeast Asia.

But experts caution that Burma, also called Myanmar, is so closed to the outside world that it is hard to be sure exactly what it is up to – and that makes the situation even worse.

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Apr 232010
 

FSM

Hollywood has dutifully churned out yet another cinematic agitprop paean to a leftist “martyr,” this time Ernesto Guevara. So let’s recall the real “Che” and try to discern why many supposedly democratic, civil libertarian liberals still swoon over this Stalinist mass-murderer.

The (communist) party line says Che personifies the selfless humanitarian courageously fighting for “social justice.” He’s the Marxists’ martyred Christ figure replete with pictures of his half-naked corpse riddled with bullet holes. And the classic poster of an angry young Guevara has scarred countless college dorm rooms for over 40 years, putting a face on the eternally young rebel for angry adolescents everywhere.

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Apr 232010
 

President Barack Obama doesn’t plan at this time to give back almost $1 million in campaign contributions from employees of Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

“We make these decisions on a case-by-case basis, and in this case we have not accepted contributions from specific individuals accused of wrongdoing, nor have we advocated for positions that big Wall Street banks generally favor,” Hari Sevugan, a Democratic National Committee spokesman, said in a statement.

Obama, 48, received the contributions in 2007 and 2008 for his White House bid.

Donations from the bank’s employees have become an issue for political candidates from both parties after the Securities and Exchange Commission filed a fraud lawsuit April 16 against Goldman Sachs.

Obama was asked about the contributions in an interview yesterday with CNBC.

“I got a lot of money from a lot of people,” he said. “And the vast majority of the money I got was from small donors all across the country.”

Obama said his desire to change Wall Street rules was clear throughout the campaign.

“Anybody who gave me money during the course of my campaign knew that I was on record, again in 2007 and 2008, pushing very strongly that we needed to reform how Wall Street did business,” he said.

Biggest Money Sources

Obama received the money from employees and their family members, making Goldman Sachs second only to the University of California as his biggest source for donors in 2007 and 2008, according to the Washington-based Center for Responsive Politics.

In the president’s adopted home state of Illinois, the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate seat Obama once held has said he will return about $21,000 from Goldman Sachs employees.

Mark Kirk, a five-term congressman from Chicago’s northern suburbs, said he wanted to “err on the side of caution” as the SEC case unfolded and would return the money.

Kirk announced the decision after his Democratic opponent, Illinois Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias, called on him to give back the contributions.

Obama and Democrats in Congress are proposing the most sweeping changes to financial regulation since the Great Depression and the president plans to deliver a speech on the subject today at the Cooper Union in New York.

Goldman Contributions

Kirk ranks sixth so far among House and Senate candidates for donations from Goldman employees during the 2010 election cycle, the center’s data shows. The top five are Democratic Congressman Michael McMahon of New York, Republican Senator Richard Shelby of Alabama, and three other New York Democrats: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Representative Scott Murphy and Senator Charles Schumer.

Goldman Sachs and its employees and family members gave $5.9 million to candidates in the 2007-2008 election cycle, the Center for Responsive Politics data shows. Three-quarters of that went to Democrats, the non-partisan group said.

The SEC filed a civil suit alleging Goldman failed to tell investors in a 2007 collateralized debt obligation that hedge fund Paulson & Co., which planned to bet against the CDO, helped select the underlying assets. The bank has denied the SEC’s accusations.

For Obama, Wall Street provided three of his seven biggest sources of contributors for the 2008 presidential campaign. In 2007 and 2008, Goldman Sachs employees and family members gave him $994,795, Citigroup Inc. $701,290, and JPMorgan Chase & Co. $695,132.

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Apr 232010
 

NOTE: Alipac is an EXCELLENT site & resource

GLENN: So let’s play this audio and set this up for us, Pat, will you?

PAT: All right. This is William Gheen who is the head of ALIPAC and he was making a very impassioned speech yesterday about immigration and then he was talking about some of the opponents to securing the border and enforcing the law. And one of the people he brought up was Lindsey Graham.

GLENN: Okay, here’s what he said.

PAT: So here’s what happened.

VOICE: Sometimes I wonder what it would take to make a person sell their own country out like that. And there’s one thing that it could be that I’m going to put out in the open here today. It’s a secret that Lindsey Graham has. It’s no secret in Washington, D.C. The Democrats know this secret. The business industries in Washington that won’t open borders in amnesty know the secret, the general public doesn’t know this secret. I hope this secret isn’t being used as leverage over Senator Graham. So today I say Senator Graham, you need to come forward and tell people about your alternative lifestyle and your homosexuality. Come out of that closet, Lindsey. Come out of that long time closet. Barney Frank is more honest and brave than you. At least we know about Barney Frank and nobody’s going to hold it over his head. Look, I’m a taller person. I don’t care about your private life, Lindsey, but as our U.S. senator, I need to figure out why you are trying to sell out your own country and I need to make sure you (inaudible).

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Apr 232010
 

Logans Warning

For nearly 1400 years, non-Muslims have made excuse after excuse for Islam. Outside of Israel, Islam has taken over the Middle East, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Malaysia. It has also taken over large portions of Africa, Europe, India, the Philippines (Moro region), and (Southern) Thailand, etc. Now the problem is in our backyard, and the excuses for Islam continue. How much more land does it have to dominate before we wake up? The world avoided Nazism for as long as it could, and like the Nazis, pro-Sharia Muslims are not hiding their agenda. Here is more proof of that.
Hat tip to Pamela.

Islamic State of America
Our goal is simple. Dominate the world for Allah.

Nothing will stop us from achieving our goal. Not only are we the one true religion, we are the fastest growing religion in the world, including in the United States.

We must see the continued conversion of the United States to one state, an Islamic state. Once we have dominated the United States, we will dominate the rest of the world. Infidels will be dealt with as instructed in the Qu’ran.

Which means that Muslims will look to dominate us.

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Apr 232010
 

Associated Press/FOX

Hawaii lawmakers are moving closer to passing a measure allowing the state to ignore repeated requests for President Obama’s birth certificate.

Hawaii lawmakers are moving closer to passing a measure allowing the state to ignore repeated requests for President Obama’s birth certificate.

A conference committee unanimously voted Tuesday to advance the bill to final votes in the House and Senate.

The proposal allows state government agencies not to respond to follow-up requests for information if they determine that the subsequent request is duplicative or substantially similar to a previous request.

The bill is aimed at so-called “birthers,” who claim Obama is ineligible to be president. They say he was actually born outside the United States, and therefore doesn’t meet a constitutional requirement for being president.

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Apr 232010
 

Hat-tip~Blackie SM

The American people intend to send President Barack Obama packing in 2012.

The Obama regime is headed up by the most radical president America has ever had the misfortune to endure. It’s pretty much a given that Obama will be forced to depart after the “grassroots” converge on the ballot box this fall and two years hence. His elitist’s arrogance and lack of respect for the will of the American people cannot be tolerated any longer.

Citizens of the greatest country in the world are ready to do whatever they can these upcoming elections. We will vote every Democrat and RINO out of office.

As overwhelmed as we may feel by the destructive advance of Obama’s radical agenda, we will continue to do what is correct and just. We’re going to remove a man from the Oval Office who should have never been there in the first place.

Obama was a progressive Marxist way back before he ever appeared on the political scene. He’s now been totally exposed — and we don’t want what he’s been meting out to the American public. He has callously taken our country in the wrong direction — one patterned after what Marx pretentiously called “scientific socialism.”

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Apr 232010
 

Palestinian Organization Sponsors Global Muslim Brotherhood Leaders At Irish Festival

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Muslim Brotherhood Youth Organization Holds Art Festival Sponsored By the Council Of Europe

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U.K Muslim Brotherhood Sponsors Pro-Palestinian Rally In London

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Muslim American Society Subject Of Egyptian Investigation Into Muslim Brotherhood Money Laundering

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