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We at JUST Piper want to cover 9/11 as much as we can. For us the wound is fresh & we will never forget so long as we are breathing I will be posting memorial information, stories, etc. PLEASE comment, add your own thoughts & emotions? Wrning, if you are one who gets tired of hearing about 9/11 or feel there is too much coverage & deem it morose or the like, this is not the place for you. I hope your heart is with all those we lost but the important thing about not forgetting also is the threat we are still under. Threats from Sharia & destruction of our country. Friends, this is a true “Red Dawn approaching. All you have to do is read everything covered about terrorism here & I guarantee that is a very small percentage of what is truly going on. ~JP

9/11 remembrance can set aside politics — by volunteering. The { St. Louis } region has a long list of events in store that will offer fitting and moving ways to remember the great losses the nation suffered on Sept. 11, 2001.

(CA) Cloverdale’s 17th Annual Street Celebration will begin at 9 a.m. on a somewhat solemn note this Saturday morning.

San Francisco Bay Area 9/11 Memorial

The San Francisco Bay Area Flight 93 Memorial “ends at the Circle of Hope. The Circle of Hope is composed of ceramic tiles, the artwork of local schoolchildren expressing their visions of the future.”

Circle of Hope – San Francisco Bay Area Flight 93 Memorial - Sugar Mill Landing Park – Alvarado-Niles Road and Dyer Street in Union City, California

United Airlines Flight 93 was a United States domestic passenger flight from Newark International Airport in Newark, NJ to San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, CA that was hijacked on September 11, 2001. The hijackers’ intended target was either the White House or the United States Capitol.

The passengers mounted an assault against the hijackers in an attempt to regain control of the aircraft. The plane crashed in a field in Stonycreek Township, near Shanksville, in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, about 80 miles (130 km) southeast of Pittsburgh and 150 miles (240 km) northwest of Washington, D.C., killing all on board.

Of the four aircraft hijacked on September 11 (the others were American Airlines Flight 11, American Airlines Flight 77 and United Airlines Flight 175), United Airlines Flight 93 was the only one that failed to reach its intended target.

It’s designed to evoke the image of the Twin Towers: Two steel beams recovered from Ground Zero rise high into the air from broken pieces of concrete. An American flag anchors the site, flanked by red maple trees.

The beginnings of a public memorial in Anne Arundel County to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks were recently installed outside the headquarters of the county’s police and fire departments on Veterans Highway. The memorial, consisting of wreckage from the site of the World Trade Center, was designed to honor the emergency personnel who died in the attacks nearly nine years ago.

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The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday, Labor Day, shows that 26% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-six percent (46%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -20 (see trends).

Sixty-nine percent (69%) of voters nationwide view President Obama as politically liberal. Republicans and unaffiliated voters see him that way. Democrats are fairly evenly divided. Among those in his own political party, 47% see the president as liberal while 40% view him as a moderate.

Say Dems Are Distancing Themselves From Obama, Angry Over Economy, Health Care Fallout

(CBS) With many polls indicating the Republicans may win back control of the House of Representatives (and possibly the Senate as well) in the upcoming mid-term elections, Jim VandeHei, the executive editor of Politico, told CBS’ “Face the Nation” that the Obama administration is in a horrible position.

“Does the White House understand this?” asked guest host Harry Smith. “Do you feel any sense of panic or concern” on the part of the administration?


“They get it. There’s panic. There’s concern,” VandeHei said. “The reality for this administration stinks, politically and practically, when it comes to the economy. You’re not going to be able to change that 9.6-percent unemployment figure. You can’t get anything from Congress in the next couple of months.”

CBS Congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes said the Democrats are distancing themselves from President Obama.


“Not only are they running away from President Obama, they’re running away from being Democrats in some cases. In some races you actually see the Democratic candidates not really mentioning that they’re a Democrat in their campaign ads,” Cordes said.

Smith asked his guests to try to identify the source of the discontent: “From your experience on the Hill, have you heard any Democrats in private conversations say, ‘You know what? We went down the wrong road. We went after health care. We went after so many other things on the Obama agenda as opposed to, in the end of the day, it’s all about creating jobs?’”

“Not only have we heard that, but we’ve been hearing it for months,” said Cordes. “We heard it during the health care debate that dragged on for a year when the economy was so bad; they focused on health care and they focused on financial regulation.

“Americans don’t feel the impact of those pieces of legislation yet,” she said. “There’s a lot of frustration on Capitol Hill among Democrats who feel like the President led them down this path. They didn’t all necessarily want to deal with health care. This was on the president’s agenda, and then they felt like he kind of hung them out to dry.”

“Not a single Democrat has run an ad in support of the health care bill since April,” VandeHei noted.

Cordes pointed out that Democrats are very unhappy about Mr. Obama’s speech last week, only the second Oval Office prime time address in his presidency.

“What does he talk about? Not the economy, but Iraq,” Cordes said. “And they say, ‘No, we need to own the economy. If you’re going to use the power of your office to give a speech like that, talk about the economy.”

VandeHei said the Republicans feel more powerful today than they’ve felt at any point in the last five or six years.

“On top of that, you have this enthusiasm gap that is killing Democrats. If you look at the polling data from Gallup and from others, it shows that Republicans are fired up about this election. The liberal Democrats are not. They’re not enthusiastic about it. When you have races that are decided by a couple hundred votes, in a House that can be very, very close, that matters,” VandeHei said.

He also suggested that Democrats are much more pessimistic than they were merely three or four weeks ago. He cited a recent Gallup poll that showed Republicans with a 10-point generic edge. “They’ve been polling for 60 years. We’ve not seen a number like that.”

Cordes pointed out that predictions show the Republicans can win 45 to 50 seats in the House, and they only need 39 seats to take control.

But VandeHei offered a glimmer of hope for President Obama and the Democrats.

“It’s never too late,” he said. “Think about how fickle we are in everything in life now, whether it’s the cell phone that we choose or what we think about politics or what we do in our daily life. People are fickle.

“I still think you can start to pull people back,” VandeHei said. “At the end of the day, it has to be that Obama has to find that magic. How can he get liberals to be as excited about him and about Democratic change as they were two years ago?

Given suggestions that right-wing activists are more fired-up to support their candidates, VandeHei added, “I don’t understand how liberals can sit at home and feel like Obama has not done enough for them. This has been a breathtakingly activist government for the last two years.

“Some day they’re going to sit back and go, ‘Wow, look at all they did!’”

source CBS

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~From seadogbytes

How long has Barbara Boxer been in Washington, D.C…??? I heard that she now says that “jobs” are her main priority… But what has Barbara Boxer actually done for California workers? …California unemployment is still running at over 12%… almost 3% greater than the National average.

But, I guess some might say Barbara Boxer DOES know how to increase the number of jobs all right…

… One simply has to look at the ever-growing number of (Taxpayer-funded) FEDERAL EMPLOYEES!!!

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Obama Panders to Union Thugs on Labor Day And Whines A Bit, Too
By Warner Todd Huston Monday, September 6, 2010

President Obama dutifully went to Wisconsin today under orders from his union patrons to make a big show of his support for union thugs on Labor Day.

The bought and paid for president gave his remarks (text of prepared remarks) as expected but there was a little wrinkle this time. Apparently the poor widdle president is upset at his critics. He whined to his union patrons that his critics “talk about me like a dog.” President Obama, I, for one, would never insult dogs like that.

Obama: They talk about me like a dog

(CNN) – Those following President Obama’s prepared remarks during a speech in Milwaukee, Wisconsin Monday were thrown a bit of a curveball when it came to a description of his critics:

“Some powerful interests who had been dominating the agenda in Washington for a very long time and they’re not always happy with me. They talk about me like a dog. That’s not in my prepared remarks, but it’s true,” he told a crowd largely consisting of union members.

The line was a rare departure from a president who normally sticks close to the text of his speech and may forecast a more aggressive tone on the part of Obama as the midterms approach.

The address is the first of two speeches this week in which Obama will try and frame his administration’s response to the recession, less than two months ahead of midterm elections where Democratic majorities in the House and Senate are on the ropes.

(CNN) – Those following President Obama’s prepared remarks during a speech in Milwaukee, Wisconsin Monday were thrown a bit of a curveball when it came to a description of his critics:

“Some powerful interests who had been dominating the agenda in Washington for a very long time and they’re not always happy with me. They talk about me like a dog. That’s not in my prepared remarks, but it’s true,” he told a crowd largely consisting of union members.

The line was a rare departure from a president who normally sticks close to the text of his speech and may forecast a more aggressive tone on the part of Obama as the midterms approach.

The address is the first of two speeches this week in which Obama will try and frame his administration’s response to the recession, less than two months ahead of midterm elections where Democratic majorities in the House and Senate are on the ropes.

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* BUT THEY can do this:

Monday: Afghans burn an effigy of Dove World Outreach Center’s pastor Terry Jones during a demonstration against the United States in Kabul. The Florida-based church plans to burn the Koran to mark Sept. 11.

~ Can someone please tell ME why Petraeus is even getting involved? THEY will do this anyway in the ME. Look how they celebrated when 9/11 happened. ~JP

A Florida church’s plan to burn Korans on Sept. 11 isn’t doing the troops in Afghanistan any favors, Gen. David Petraeus said Monday.

Hundreds of Afghans protested Monday in Kabul over the decision by the Gainesville, Fla.-based Dove World Outreach Center to burn copies of what Muslims consider the word of God.

Petraeus said he’s concerned that the protests could spread across the country.

~ So WE are supposed to kowtow to them in our own country?! WE get bomblasted & called racists because we strongly object to a GZ Mosque?! WE are trying to keep our country from becoming Sharia entrenched like Paris, London etc. and WE are being told play nice?! ~JP

“It could endanger troops and it could endanger the overall effort in Afghanistan. It is precisely the kind of action the Taliban uses and could cause significant problems. Not just here, but everywhere in the world we are engaged with the Islamic community,” Petraeus said in a statement provided to Fox News.

Though Dove World Outreach Center has been denied a permit to hold a bonfire, the Koran burning is still scheduled to proceed on Saturday. The burning — set to mark nine years since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks — follows a campaign last year in which the church distributed T-shirts that said “Islam is of the Devil.”

In a blog on the church’s website, writer Fran Ingram offered the groups’ reasoning for burning the Koran, arguing that it is not God’s word and denies Jesus is the son of God, that Islam is totalitarian and that the religion teaches idolatry, paganism, rites and rituals.


“We are using this act to warn about the teaching and ideology of Islam, which we do hate as it is hateful. We do not hate any people, however. We love, as God loves, all the people in the world and we want them to come to a knowledge of the truth,” the blog reads.

Other writings by the same blogger include headlines like “Islam is Cursed by Cursing Israel” and “The Koran: A Sorcerer’s Scroll.”

The U.S. Embassy in Kabul issued a statement condemning the church’s plans, saying Washington was “deeply concerned about deliberate attempts to offend members of religious or ethnic groups.”

But outside the U.S. Embassy, where as many as 500 protestors chanted “Long live Islam” and “Death to America,” demonstrators argued that the church isn’t acting of its own will.

“We know this is not just the decision of a church. It is the decision of the president and the entire United States,” said Abdul Shakoor, an 18-year-old high school student who said he joined the protest after hearing neighborhood gossip about the Koran burning.


Burning a Koran is considered by Muslims among the most offensive actions taken against Islam. In 2005, 15 people died and scores were wounded in riots in Afghanistan sparked by a story in Newsweek magazine alleging that interrogators at the U.S. detention center in Guantanamo Bay placed copies of the Koran in washrooms and had flushed one down the toilet to get inmates to talk. Newsweek later retracted the story.

Fox News’ Mike Emanuel and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) – Last month, The Dove World Outreach Center of Gainesville made international headlines when it announced on its Facebook page that members of its congregation would burn copies of the Koran to mark the ninth anniversary of the September 11 attacks on the U.S. Church leaders asked other religious groups to join in standing, “against the evil of Islam,” and saying “Islam is of the devil!”

The Koran burning ceremony is planned for next month, but the church’s pastor, Terry Jones — who has written a book titled “Islam is of The Devil” and sells T-shirts bearing the same message — has defended the controversial event and agreed to speak to FOX 35 on Thursday.

The Facebook event had received thousands of “Like” recommendations by users, but had also been attacked with a number of threatening messages posted on the page and received corresponding anti-Islam rants.

The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) called for the church to cancel the event, The Christian Post reported last month.

“It sounds like the proposed Koran burning is rooted in revenge,” NAE president Leith Anderson said in July. “Yet the Bible says that Christians should ‘make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else.’”


Mainstream Muslim groups have also denounced the move and lamented the sentiments promoted by the Gainesville church.

~What flaming intolerant hypocrites! They are deliberately planning a mosque near sacred ground, to spite us. To enact Sharia in America as they have done in London. JUT watching the above video will show you that.

Jones said his life is being threatened after getting international attention for his plans. On Thursday, Jones said agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the Gainesville Police visited the Dove World Outreach Center, to inform the pastor of death threats made against him from inside and outside the United States. He said they advised him on steps to secure the safety of hundreds planning to attend the Koran burning.

“We have thought about it,” the pastor said, “about the danger in holding the controversial event, and we realize that whenever we made this step, that this kind of thing could happen. But we feel it’s that important, and the times call for some kind of radical measure in standing up.”

Jones said the charismatic Christian church and its members are burning the Koran in attempt to warn Americans about what he says, are the dangers of Islam.

“Things like 9-11, Fort Hood, and the honor killings… these are possibly not isolated incidents,” the pastor said. “These are things that, if we don’t stand up now, they can increase.”

Also on Thursday, students and faculty at a Sunni Muslim university thousands of miles away in Cairo, Egypt condemned the event. The Al-Azhar Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs issued a statement accusing the Gainesville church of stirring up hate and discrimination and called for other American churches to condemn the event as well.

“Jesus would burn the Koran, because it’s not a Holy book,” said Terry, when asked if his planned actions were in accordance with the teachings of Jesus Christ.

The planned Koran burning ceremony has come at a price to the tiny church. Vandals damaged its cross, and signs announcing the event have been torn down. Jones says his members and staff understand the danger involved in holding the burning, “But we feel it’s that important … and the times call for some kind of radical measure in standing up.”

FOX 35′s Derrol Nail and Stuart Campbell contributed to this report.

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Democrats are distancing themselves from Obama

It’s Labor Day, and that sound you hear wherever you are is the sound of the pavement pounding-feet of the Democrats running from their leader in utter panic!

What sweet news on the eve of Labor Day 2010 with unemployment at a shameful 9.6 percent high: Patriots now have the Dems on the run.

The Summer of Recovery that never happened ends on a Labor Day with voters chafing at the bit as the clock moves ahead to November 2 mid-terms.


The Countdown Clock on Canada Free Press’ front page shows there are 867 days left and ticking until Obama leaves office.

In the 807 days left after Nov. 2, looks like “The Messiah” is going to be mighty lonely.

In spite of the hype of the Summer of Recovery that never was, poll after poll is indicating that the Republicans may win back control of the House of Representatives and possibly the Senate as well come mid-term elections.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is pounding that giant gavel against the walls of her San Francisco mansion.

How’s this for good news with which to celebrate your Labor Day party? CBS Congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes admits the Democrats are distancing themselves from Obama. (With tongue firmly in cheek CFP asks, “Are there racial overtones here?)

“Not only are they running away from President Obama, they’re running away from being Democrats in some cases. In some races you actually see the Democratic candidates not really mentioning that they’re Democratic candidates not really mentioning they’re a Democrat in their campaign ads,” Cordes said.

Hallelujah!

They’re “Progressives”. That’s what the sneaky Liberals and New Democrat Party candidates did here in Canada when voters woke to their danger.

According to Cordes, “I still think you can start to pull people back. At the end of the day, it has to be that Obama has to find that magic. How can he get liberals to be as excited about him and about Democratic change as they were two years ago?”

He can’t.


Nor can he walk on water or continue to trash America at home and abroad, or force Marxism on the land of the free, home of the brave as long as there is something called free elections.

America will never be through just because a pair of community activists were vaulted into the Oval Office. America’s destiny is written in the stars by what Glenn Beck reminds us is “Divine Providence”.

One year ago, September 12, it was the sound of fifes and drums, one week ago Saturday, it was the sound of the bagpipes playing Amazing Grace.


Today, it’s the sound millions of freedom lovers in the U.S. and the world over waited a year and a half to hear: the sound of the Democrats on the run!


By Judi McLeod CFP

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Dozens of people gathered in Washington’s DuPont Circle Friday morning for the “Annual Al-Quds Day Rally for Justice in Palestine and the Oppressed Everywhere.”

The Quds Day rally in Washington has become a gathering of the fringe of the fringe of rabidly anti-Israel demonstrators. Speakers included Medea Benjamin of Code Pink and two people who have espoused radical conspiracy theories at the Islamic Society of North America’s (ISNA) annual conferences.

As Palestinian and Israeli leaders meet in peace negotiations just a few miles away, the speakers called for a rejectionist line on Israel.

“The time has come that we must stir up our ‘religious leaders’ in this country to speak the truth about Israel,” said Kaukab Siddiqi. “They must put their hands on the Quran and say that they do not recognize Israel as a legitimate entity. If they cannot do that, they must be branded as kaffirs [infidels]. It’s as simple as that. Because the Quran says – drive them out from where they drove you out.”

As was the case at last year’s demonstration, speakers spewed hate speech to a crowd dotted with Hizballah flags. Among the speakers was retired ambassador Edward Peck, and Mauri Saalakhan.

Salaakhan peddled copies of his book, The Palestinians’ Holocaust, at the 2009 ISNA convention. It’s a collection of essays including his claim that Israel was responsible for the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003 and includes a defense of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

At the 2010 ISNA conference held in July, Peck described his experience on board the Mavi Marmara, the Turkish ship that was the site of a violent clash with Israeli commandos as it tried to break the blockade on Gaza in May. He also cast Israel as holding power over American policy in the region, saying the U.S. would open communications with Hamas “when Israel gives us permission.”

Other speakers went far further. Abolfazl Nahidian, identified as imam of a mosque in Manassas, Va., cast the 9/11 attacks as a Zionist plot:

“September 11 is not done by Muslims. It is done by the plot of the Zionists in order to justify to occupy the land of the Muslims such as Afghanistan, such as Iraq, such as Pakistan, now moving on to the rest of the areas. They plot and they scheme and no doubt God is plotting and scheming against them too.”

Last year, Nahidian wrote to President Obama, citing a Quranic verse that says “Do not take Jews and Christians as your authority,” and asking the President not to “interfere with the affairs regarding Islamic issues based on our Holy Quran” including the disputed Iranian election results.

Siddiqi, introduced as a community activist, also included a threatening message for Jews:

“For the Christians I say please pray for Gaza. For the Jews I would say see what could happen to you if the Muslims wake up. And I say to the Muslims, dear brothers and sisters, unite and rise up against this hydra-headed monster which calls itself Zionism. Each one of us is their target and we must stand united to defeat, to destroy, to dismantle Israel if possible by peaceful means. Perhaps, like Saladin, we will give them enough food and water to travel back to the lands from where they came to occupy other people. There’s no question of just removing the settlements. These settlements are only the tentacles of the devil who resides in Tel Aviv.”

tired Submitted by Shosh Sheiner, Sep 6, 2010 00:39

I’m soooo tired of this twisted idea of us, the jews being the bad guys! We must do some drastic steps next…..

Read more at: http://www.investigativeproject.org/2162/another-islamist-rally-for-hate-in-dc
~source & comments…

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