Two years ago the Egyptian city of Cairo, the largest city in the Arab world and the “timeless city” of Obama’s Cairo speech, the heart of the Arab Spring, was suffering from a garbage crisis. The crisis had a very simple cause, the pigs that used to eat the garbage were killed to prevent the spread of Swine Flu.
The pigs living in “Garbage City” had served as both organic garbage disposals and food sources for the Zabaleen, families of marginalized Christian Copts who made a living by collecting the garbage, reselling the inorganic garbage and feeding the organic garbage to pigs. The system worked fine so long as there were pigs, but without the pigs, Cairo’s streets are filled with giant mounds of rotting garbage.
It might be shocking for most people to realize that the trash collection system for the largest city in the Arab world, the capital of what passes for Arab Muslim civilization, depended on a class of “untouchable” garbage collectors as young as eight years old, and their pigs to keep the city from drowning in its own garbage.
http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/stay-the-course-rick-perry/?print=1 Stay the Course, Rick Perry Posted By Ruben Navarrette Jr. If the political parties spent half as much time dealing with the immigration issue as they do manipulating it for their own benefit, the country would be far better off. If you follow every spasm of the immigration debate, you’ll get whiplash and become […]
A Partisan at Justice Resigns Posted By Hans A. von Spakovsky
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Sources inside the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department tell me that Deputy Assistant Attorney General Loretta King, the controversial career lawyer who ordered the dismissal of the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case, has announced that she is resigning. King is infamous within the Division for her opposition to race-neutral enforcement of discrimination laws. She made it very clear to her subordinates that she did not want any lawsuits filed against minority defendants no matter what violations of federal voting rights laws they committed. This was the lawyer chosen by President Obama to be the acting head of the Civil Rights Division when he took office.
http://www.thecommentator.com/article/477/the_oslo_accords_are_dead_and_the_palestinians_killed_them The Oslo Accords are dead. They are no more. They have ceased to be. They’ve expired and gone to meet their maker. Bereft of life, they rest in peace. They’re pushing up the daisies. They are history. Off the twig. Kicked the bucket. They’ve shuffled off their mortal coil, run down the curtain and […]
http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/09/negotiating_peace_and_not_getting_there.html The Middle East Quartet (United Nations, the United States, the European Union, and Russia) is promoting new “peace talks” as a means of holding off the Palestinian bid for independence. American pundits are proffering ways for the United States to “jump-start” the talks, including “American” positions on core issues. Barbara Slavin at AOL is one of those. Slavin […]
Why Mr Abbas’s Statehood Request Should Be Rejected By The United Nations http://daphneanson.blogspot.com/2011/09/why-mr-abbass-statehood-request-should.html “Theatre of the Absurd.” Regarding the United Nations that phrase does suggest itself. Bibi Netanyahu used it in that wonderful speech he delivered last week in response to Mahmoud Abbas’s Palestinian Statehood bid. And Sydney lawyer and international affairs analyst David Singer […]
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204422404576597263634879534.html?KEYWORDS=DOROTHY+RABINOWITZ The pundits busy divining the reasons Herman Cain won that Florida straw poll so handily can’t be blamed—it was a compelling spectacle and a distinctly satisfying one as straw poll results go. To have listened to the candidate’s prescriptions in his speech to the delegates Saturday was to see why. Everything he told the […]
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204422404576596832437307152.html?mod=opinion_newsreel Imagine you are Shane Bauer, one of two American hikers released from Iranian captivity last week. On July 31, 2009, you’re traversing a mountain trail in Iraqi Kurdistan, near the Iranian border. You’re with one of your best friends and your girlfriend. Suddenly a group of Iranian border guards capture you, and the next […]
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/201109/romney_and_perry_lagging_behind_on_commitment_to_prosecution_of_us_muslim_brotherhood_front_groups.html Romney and Perry Lagging Behind on Commitment to Prosecution of US Muslim Brotherhood Front Groups? Kudos to the dogged and intrepid J. Mark Campbell of The United West, who has obtained video recorded commitments from Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, and Herman Cain to pursue and prosecute the major Muslim Brotherhood front groups currently operating […]
http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?print=yes&id=46454 Millions around the world believe that when Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas submitted an application to the United Nations Friday for admission of Palestine as an independent state, he was setting the stage for a new era of peace in the Middle East. Unfortunately, nothing is more certain than that those hopes—like all the […]