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The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), the political arm of the Quaker movement, is planning on holding a Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) summer camp in New York State on July 28th thru August 1st. The camp described as a “five day intensive program for campus BDS organizers — those with campaigns already running and those hoping to get one launched in the 2013-2014 school year.” According, to AFSC’s website the BDS camp will include anti-Israel training such as:

Extensive campaign development coaching
Grassroots organizing skill building
Media & Messaging trainings
Anti-oppression analysis workshops
Nonviolent direct action planning
Historical overview of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions
Relationship building with activists on campuses nationwide
Strategy sessions with BDS movement leaders

The goal of the camp is to better organize pro-Palestinian students to launch campus campaigns targeting the Jewish State, boycotting Israeli academics, passing divestment resolutions and bolstering the haters’ message that Israel is an aparthei

Muslim Brotherhood Games — on The Glazov Gang

Muslim Brotherhood Games — on The Glazov Gang
How Islamists play the “moderate” charade that we blindly and desperately embrace.

Kamel Daoud: Islamists and Jihadis: A Cancer on the Face of the World The salafist man finds it unbelievable that there are people who do not believe the same way he does. He considers this difference as a personal attack. He is astonished that the whole world is not Muslim and he is going to correct [this mistake]. The following op-ed was originally published in French in […]

The World’s Policeman Goes On Coffee Break by Peter Huessy For the next seven years after Vietnam — victory we threw away in 1974 by defunding our Vietnamese allies — nearly twenty nations either fell into the Communist orbit or to other totalitarian rulers, such as Iran. Sequestration is again creating calls to remove troops from overseas. Many of America’s leaders have decided it […]

Global Warming as a 21st Century Religion: By Peter Lilley
Conservative MP for Hitchin and Harpenden, former Cabinet minister

G.K. Chesterton said that “when people stop believing in orthodox religion, rather than believe in nothing, they will believe in anything”. One of the ersatz religions which fills the void in recent years is belief in Catastrophic Man-Made Global Warming. It claims to be based on science. But it has all the characteristics of an eschatological cult.

It has its own priesthood and ecclesiastical establishment – the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; they alone can interpret its sacred scriptures – the Assessment Reports; it anathematises as ‘deniers’ anyone who casts doubt on its certainties; above all it predicts imminent doom if we do not follow its precepts and make the sacrifices it prescribes.

What most clearly distinguishes the Catastrophic Global Warming cult from science is that it is not refutable by facts. As Parliament enacted the Climate Change Bill, on the presumption that the world was getting warmer, it snowed in London in October – the first time in 74 years. Supporters explained “extreme cold is a symptom of global warming”!

The Met Office – whose climate model is the cult’s crystal ball to forecast centuries ahead – has made a series of spectacularly unreliable short term forecasts: “Our children will not experience snow” (that was 2000, before the recent run of cold winters), a barbecue summer (before the dismal 2011 summer), the drought will continue (last spring before the wettest summer on record). Now they say that rain and floods are the new normal. But – hot or cold, wet or dry – global warming is always to blame.

Alarmists are reluctant to admit that the global surface temperature has not increased for 16 years, despite CO2 emissions rising far more than predicted. They wave this inconvenient truth away with the non-sequitur that this decade is the hottest since records began, so the world is still warming. If you climb a hill and reach a flat plateau you are higher than before – but the plateau is flat, not rising. When cornered, global warming alarmists assert that the current pause is simply the result of unspecified ‘natural variations’. That implies that the pronounced warming over the previous 25 years may have been amplified by ‘natural variations’ in the other direction. In which case, the likely temperature rise for a given increase in CO2 may be less than previously estimated or required to produce the threatened doom.

In 2006 I asked how long the pause in warming would have to persist before the Met Office would revise its model. They replied that, since it is based on known laws of physics, they would never adjust it. Just like the German philosopher Hegel, who claimed to derive the laws of nature from first principles: when told that the facts did not agree with his theories, Hegel replied: “So much the worse for the facts”! Climate models do incorporate some established physical laws including the basic greenhouse effect which, having studied physics at Cambridge, I accept. This implies that doubling the concentration of CO2 will raise the temperature by a fairly harmless 1.2ºC. But the models amplify this several fold using assumptions about complex phenomena which cannot yet be reduced to simple physical laws.


Let me aver that I like and respect and hope for the victory of Republican Joe Lhota to replace Bloomberg. However when it comes to Anthony Weiner, hypocrisy abounds…..his desire for a second chance, elicits much high dudgeon from folks who have given worse people a pass.

Washington D.C. (It’s the nations capital!!!) former Mayor Marion Barry (1979 to 1991) was re-elected to another term (1995 to 1999) in spite of a stint in jail in 1990 resulting from perjury and drug possession. Subsequently he was elected councilman for Washington’s 8th Ward in spite of repeated scandals involving taxes, illegal gifts from contractors and traffic violations.

Senator Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts continued to be re-elected despite the scandal in Chappaquiddick where he left a young woman to drown while scheming to hide his role in the accident. When the nation’s Senatorial Tom-Cat died, he was called “the lion of the senate” and buried in West Point.

Senator Chris Dodd of Connecticut continued to be re-elected in spite of being mired in mortgage scandals, lies, questionable real-estate bonanzas, and in 1985 his fondling and “sandwiching” a young waitress with fellow rogue Ted Kennedy. The Hartford Courant noted: “Dodd and Kennedy were also reported to have made a ‘human sandwich’ with a waitress at La Brasserie, another Capitol Hill restaurant. The report had it that Kennedy threw the woman on Dodd, who was slumped in a chair, and then jumped on top of her. She was said to have run screaming from the room.” And both Dodd and Kennedy had the effrontery to try a run for the Presidency.

Recently retired Rep. Barney Frank continued to be re-elected in spite of a scandal in 1989 resulting from a gay prostitution ring he ran from his apartment. In later years he admitted the scandal and told how he was depressed and lost weight….but he did not lose the ensuing elections.

Disgraced Ex South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford, once a GOP frontrunner resigned amid a scandal of infidelity, leaving the office for a jaunt to Argentina with his girlfriend and lying about it just won an election for Congressman for the state’s First District.

Then there is this hilarious tidbit from June 3, 2013 “While speaking during the Texas legislative session, representative Tom Alvin (R) Altruria, dropped something unexpected on the House floor. Upon picking up the item, cameras caught a glimpse of what appeared to be a marijuana cigarette.” The bill being discussed Ironically, the bill being discussed proposed decreasing penalties for the possession of small amounts of cannabis.

Rep. Alvin spoke in opposition to the bill stating “marijuana is a deadly and dangerous drug. It ruins people’s lives and is so addictive that people can become hooked on it just by touching it. We have to keep in mind that allowing any steps towards its legalization will ensure that children have access to this drug. Only by keeping it illegal and imposing tough sentences can we continue to ensure that this plant is no longer consumed by people who should not have it.”

After the session adjourned Rep. Alvin was questioned about the joint he had in his pocket and his remarks made in opposition to the bill.“Well obviously state legislators enjoy special privileges that other people do not” he stated.

Nothing in Anthony Weiner’s record even comes close to the above. Weiner is lewd and vulgar but so is Rahm Emanuel now mayor of Chicago.


Despite Edward Everett’s considerable gifts, the world has little noted what he said about a certain battle in 1863.

One-hundred-and-fifty years later, you’ve still got to feel a little bad for him:

The poor guy who wrote and delivered the Gettysburg Address, and who then saw himself and his speech fade anonymously into the mists of history.

No, not that Gettysburg Address. The other one. The one that was supposed to be the main event that day.

The man’s name was Edward Everett, and his story serves as a melancholy lesson for any of us who become cocksure that we’re about to cross the finish line as the winner in something: our work, our play, any of the things at which we hope to succeed and prevail.


The American Psychiatric Association continues to issue reports and studies that bolster social pathologies.

To pander or not to pander. As researchers and clinicians, psychologists are confronted with the problem of what to do when the “customer” is not in the right. For decades the American Psychological Association (APA) has been committing malpractice against the American people by cooking up pseudoscience that panders to the activist wings of race and sex minorities. The APA is wasting millions of public dollars confabulizing theories that deny individual responsibility in African-Americans and members of sex minorities. (This essay eschews the propagandistic terms for an increasingly byzantine list of psychosexualities. Spiritually dehumanizing and scientifically unfounded, those terms are replaced here by the summative term “sex minorities” where it is unavoidable to lump individuals into a group).

The sine qua non of a healthy personality is the ability to take apposite responsibility for one’s behavior. People who are severely and chronically unable to accept responsibility are said to have a personality disorder. APA research and theories have been imposing collective personality disorders — even sociopathies — on minorities by justifying irresponsibility and helplessness. Nobody likes a sociopath (at least not for very long), much less a group of them. These iatrogenic group sociopathies implicit in psychological theory prevent lasting solutions to problems and worsen bigotry against vulnerable people identified with these groups.

In 2008 the APA published a much heralded review of hundreds of scholarly articles entitled Task Force Report on Resilience and Strength in African-American Children and Adolescents. From the first page of that report:

“Continued cultural oppression places all African-American youth, including well resourced youth, at some degree of risk for pervasive, yet subtle, forms of racialized discrimination and oppression… We contend that the risks African-American youth face derive from proximal concerns, such as under resourced schools, family disruption, or negative peer influences. These risks are related to, and further exacerbated by, the experience of pervasive racism that informs, for example, racial profiling, low expectations, or institutional barriers.”

The Colonization of 21st-Century America

By Timothy Birdnow

When author Dinesh D’Souza diagnosed Barack Obama with anti-colonialism, he did so on the basis of Mr. Obama’s seemingly inexplicable chip-on-the-shoulder attitude toward the country he himself leads, and his eager attempts to move America down the economic and political ladder toward international mediocrity. Where others were accusing Obama of being clueless or socialist, D’Souza concluded — based on Obama’s infatuation with his Kenyan roots — that he was fundamentally an anti-colonialist.

One thing is clear; Mr. Obama denies American Exceptionalism. In fact, he aggressively resists it, preferring the United States to be “one among many.”

While there are certainly problems with D’Souza’s analysis (Obama can be both socialist and Marxist, anti-colonialist and kleptocrat at the same time) I think his fundamental diagnosis is sound, but not just for Mr. Obama. The case can be made that the ruling elites in the United States all suffer from a similar malady, and America is quietly being recolonized to suit their whims.

Colonialism involves the settling of new people in a targeted territory, unlike imperialism, which is purely the military domination of a territory. Colonialism was justified as part of a “civilizing mission.” According to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy:

New Hard Data Debunking CO2 Climate Warmism Hysteria by Andrew Bostom |    A paper just published in the prestigious journal Science (June 21, 2013) raises yet more fundamental questions—or at least it should—about the arbitrary designation of atmospheric CO2 as a “pollutant,” in conjunction with anthropogenic climate “warming” hysteria.   Investigators employed standard, robust multi-proxy techniques based upon examining sediments recovered from Lake El’gygytgyn in  […]