DANIEL GREENFIELD: THE WEEK THAT WAS PART TWO
It is hard to avoid the conclusion that the report is propaganda manufactured by FFR and Reprieve on behalf of the Taliban and Al Qaeda. And if there is really any doubt about that at all, the following should clear it up.
“I know a lot of people, girls and boys, whose families have stopped them from getting [an] education because of drone attacks.”
That sentence comes from a supposed worried father in North Waziristan, and the section goes on to strongly suggest that children aren’t going to school in North Waziristan because they fear drone attacks.
Indeed it was claimed that a drone attack was carried out on a school for girls… in Taliban territory.
Girls in North Waziristan are educated at home, if at all, because of the Taliban.
Droning On About the Drones
“For three nights in a row, arsonists tried to burn down Mike’s Grocery at 302 South Sixth Street and each time firemen went to the neighborhood they were sniped at.
On Saturday Night, Feb 6, the grocery and three adjacent buildings were leveled as gunfire kept firemen from fighting the blaze. It was during this time that a city policeman was shot in the leg, a minister was wounded in front of Gregory Congregational Church in the sixth and Nun hotbed of activity and a 20-year-old student armed with a shotgun was killed by a city policeman.
Benjamin Franklin Chavis, pastor of the First African Church of the Black Messiah, charismatic black organizer and militant disputed preacher of the African Nationalist Church and co-ordinator of community organization for the Commission for Racial Justice was given a prison term of 25 to 29 years in Superior Court.
Democratic Governor Pardons Conspirators Behind Firebombing of White Grocery
THE END, IT’S COMING SOONER THAN YOU THINK
“In the last five years the number of schools where Norwegian pupils are in the minority increased by 18, from 40 to 58. At the turn of the millennium 31 percent of students in Oslo were minorities. Ten years later, the share has risen to 40 percent. The share of minority pupils in Oslo schools has grown by one percentage point a year, which means that pupils with Norwegian as their native language will be in the minority in 2021.”
Norwegian Students to Become a Minority in Oslo Schools in 8 Years
ALL THEY HAVE TO DO IS WAIT
Russia could afford to lose Saddam knowing that whoever replaced him would eventually come calling. And that is what happened as Iraq’s Maliki has turned to Russia for weapons and support as a member of the Shiite axis.
The Cold War is over and China is on the way up, but the global map is still divided in somewhat similar ways. You’re either dealing with the United States or looking for alternatives. And Russia is the big alternative. If the Muslim Brotherhood takes over Syria, they will want American weapons, but sooner or later they’ll also want Russian weapons because they come with fewer restrictions which comes in handy when using them against the United States or American allies.
Are America and Russia Set for a Showdown in Syria?
IT’S OBAMA’S WORLD, WE JUST LIVE IN IT
Only Terrorist in Custody for Benghazi Attack is Freed for Lack of Evidence
Obama Increased Foreign Aid Spending 80%
Egyptian Muslim Protesters Demand End to Spanish Occupation of Spain
We want to remind people that no matter how long the Spanish occupation of Andalusia continues, the day will come, Allah willing, when we liberate it and Islam will return.
California Governor Claims $24 Billion Deficit is Really a Surplus
Obama Appoints French Economist Funded by Saudi Billionaire to Shape US Global Development Policy
Al Qaeda is About to Get Enough Uranium for 5 Nukes
Weekly Jobless Claims Now Up to 371,000
Afghans Release 250 Terrorists Captured by the United States
Obama Gives Hezbollah 200 Armored Personnel Carriers
Libyan Gun Control Left Benghazi Mission Disarmed
Planned Parenhood Got $542 Million in Gov Money, or $1,622 for Every Abortion
Main Suspect in Benghazi Attack Survives Car Bombing
South Carolina Wins Voter ID Battle with Holder, NAACP, Asks for $3.5 Million
Chicago Murder Rate Hits 13, Only 9 Days Into the New Year
Drunk Saudi in Vegas Claims He “Accidentally” Raped 13 Year Old Boy
WHY WE MUST SEND EVERY CHILD TO COLLEGE
Like many public colleges, the University of Minnesota went on a spending spree over the past decade, paid for by a steady stream of state money and rising tuition. Officials didn’t keep close tabs on their payroll as it swelled beyond 19,000 employees, nearly one for every 3½ students.
A Wall Street Journal analysis of University of Minnesota salary and employment records from 2001 through last spring shows that the system added more than 1,000 administrators over that period. Their ranks grew 37%, more than twice as fast as the teaching corps and nearly twice as fast as the student body.
College Debt and Tuition Pushed Up By Administrator Salaries
THE SOLDIER AND THE SLAVE
In American history, having a gun, and knowing how to use it and car for it, was part of what it meant to be a man. There was a time when this was required by law. In that day, the rifle was hung above the hearth, right above the Bible.
For an Indian brave, the artful use of weapons was the definition of the warrior. Weapons were always carried about on the person. It was part of the dress. One wouldn’t dare be caught without a weapon.
Somewhere along the line of American cultural history, the division of labor won out. Defense was assigned to a special group, a sheriff, police, army, etc. The responsibility of self-defense, as well as national defense, was cast off on others, on “professionals,” whose entire job was to bear the arms.
Thus, the individual members of society were left defenseless, and harmless, or so the early liberals esteemed them.
…from David Yeagley. No Guns, No Freedom, No Country
NO COMPROMISE, NO POWER
The Republicans in DC have remained largely silent. Predictably. Pragmatically. After all, to speak up means they’re for the killing of little children! And that’s not who they are, no sir! Besides, what’s wrong with some healthy compromise?
It’s time we face facts: their opposition to big government is, among the establishment, a GOP party pose — a bit of theater to pretend that we still have a two-party representative republic, a way to raise money and bilk those who refuse to acquiesce overtly to the statist agenda and, desperate, go looking for a voice in government. Like the Democrats, the establishment GOP is about one thing: coming up with ways to win elections and secure power. That they are remarkably bad at it is just a final bit of delicious irony.
THE VOTING DEAD
Americans, too many of them, have an unhealthy fascination with zombies, whatever the antecedents of their favorite walking dead. And too many of them also have functioning motor and autonomous systems, perfect digestive systems, and are selectively conscious. They are eclectically volitional from choice or from habit, and their moral codes make them teleologically driven to consume the living flesh of their fellow men – in the way of social services, government-paid entitlements, surrendering to the state their own lives together with the lives, fortunes and purposes of others. As in “The Walking Dead,” they gather in herds and move in herds, chiefly aimlessly, until they find the living.
If, after having seen for themselves what destruction has been wrought by President Barack Obama and his nihilistic policies, and they remain stubbornly blind to that destruction and to the guarantee that he will author even more, and they voted him into a second term, then they are zombies.
If they expect the state to solve every real or imagined crisis, and refuse to grasp that most economic and social crises are caused by government interference or mismanagement or corruption or the systematic expropriation of wealth and effort redirected by force into the bottomless pits of subsidies, welfare, and “social justice,” then they are zombies.
from Edward Cline, Our Zombie Culture
Millions of Polish Jews were rounded up this way, when the German police only needed a 1-10 ratio to thier victims. 100 German military police, 4-fs in their forties, bottom of the barrel conscripts, would round up and murder a town of a thousand. Force them to gather, then march groups at gunpoint into the woods for execution. A 1-10 ratio means the killer police are not worried at all. The victims were all disarmed. If they were armed, every village would requre a major military effort.
To add some context, most Polish Jews had positive memories of the gentlemanly behavior of German soldiers from WW1 and, despite Hitler and the Nazi invasion, assumed that Germany might be crossing some lines, but it wouldn’t engage in utterly barbaric behavior.
Eastern Europe had seen some bloody times, but there was a perception that there was a hard difference between bandits and militias, and the soldiers of a modern state.
The late 19th and 20th centuries saw a progressive program that spoke a great deal about peace and international law. The League of Nations was viewed as a step forward in human civilization by many educated people who came to accept the perception that a new age was upon us.
I’ve been told, so often and so stridently, to feel this and to feel that and to feel for the downtrodden of the world, that I find I no longer feel anything at all. I don’t think I’m alone in not caring. I think caring and compassion, now that it has been institutionalized enough to demand caring and compassion, has finally found its limit.
In a world dimensional, a world of limits, caring finds itself flummoxed by its own best impulses. If we could inhabit any one of the endless utopias proposed to us by the dreamers and schemers among us, all would be well and all manner of things would be well. But we live in the world of sun, rain, dirt, steel and flesh where all that is needed for evil to triumph is that good men remain distracted by snake-oil hallucinations of perfection. And that they follow the instructions of their betters to feed these hallucinations of perfection in the fond hope that these toys of the mind will become real. The only thing that becomes real when you reach for Utopia is that those few who crave power over many become perpetual seekers of indulgences.
These indulgences of wish would remain harmless and essentially admirable as long as nothing more imperative or noble calls us. That which calls to us is not the world that may be, but the world that is as we make it day by day. We may, from time to time, be able to spare a quarta only so long as all our quartas are not constantly demanded of us. Quartas to spare can only come from surpluses.
A negative image of Africa in the UK is harming efforts to raise food aid in the continent, charity Oxfam has said.
It found that three out of four people had become desensitised to images showing hunger, drought and disease.
In another poll, almost half of the 2,000 respondents thought Africa’s biggest challenge was hunger. Three out of four were suffering from ‘Africa-fatigue’
Compassion fatigue kicks in, sooner or later. Especially when there is the perception that the money is being wasted.
Guns are a fact of existence at this point. Like bacteria and viruses, which are not moral agents, you are never going to get rid of guns. But if gun violence is a virulent aberration of existence, then treat gun violence with a benign version of itself that has the power to render it harmless: buy a gun and learn how to use it.
Gun-free zones make as much sense as “vaccine-free” kids and both make for easy targeting by aberrant entities. You should avoid gun-free zones and keep your kids out of them just like you should shun people who don’t “believe” in vaccines because they sometimes kill when they should protect.
from Primordial Slack, If Gun Violence Is A Disease, Get Vaccinated Against It
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