2012.12.17 (Baghdad, Iraq) – Islamic Army of Iraq bombers slaughter eleven people at a car dealership.
2012.12.17 (Jamrud, Pakistan) – Five boys and two women are among seventeen civilians dismantled by Religion of Peace bombers at a bus stop.
2012.12.17 (Khaznah, Iraq) – A community of Shabak religious minorities is the target of a Sunni car bomb that leaves seven dead.
2012.12.17 (Tikrit, Iraq) – An Fedayeen suicide bomber kill five Iraqis.
2012.12.16 (Narathiwat, Thailand) – A 26-year-old Buddhist woman is murdered by Muslim ‘separatist’ gunmen.
2012.12.16 (Kirkuk, Iraq) – Determined Sunni bombers set a series of bombs outside two Shia mosques that leave eight worshippers dead.
The mass murderer Nidal Hassan is still unpunished.
In light of the tragedy of the past week, and all the legitimate outrage regarding mass shootings, where is the demand for the swift and measured justice of another mass murderer, Major Nidal Hassan?
What miracle protects Hasan from this rightful outrage resulting from other mass murders? Where is his swift punishment? What of the victims and families of victims that died at his hand? What of the public demand for justice in his case?
Somehow Jared Lee Loughner, the insane gunman who shot up Representative Gabby Giffords and others while klling 6, has been tried and sentenced. The Arizona shootings happened on January 8, 2011. Yet Hassan remains untried and unpunished even though his mass murder spree occurred on November 5, 2009, 14 months prior to the Arizona shootings.In the past, military justice moved expeditiously. Yet the Fort Hood incident and the prosecution of this murderer seem to warrant special considerations of a delaying nature. The Loughner case litigated more quickly than the Hasan military preceding. In a contest between cases of a similar nature, that is likely unprecedented.
We should sustain the same outrage seen in today’s news, and maintain it upon an equally nefarious perpetrator who is hidden from the news stream. The normal and proper time allotment dedicated to proper procedure and due process has long past for Major Hasan . Delay in the pursuit of justice is not a virtue, as Goldwater noted. Additionally, having a justice system that acts diligently in one case, but behaves in an inconsistent and politically protracted fashion in another, is inherently subjective and unfair.
Friends, this is an amazing interview with Dwight Schultz by Josh Brewster, whose super interviewing skills bring out priceless things out of Dwight…..Dwight talks about his persecution by leftists in Hollywood, and how he finally decided to come out of the closet and fight back. Much never before incredible heard stuff from him. Really powerful. Don’t miss it.
The All-New Hollywood Closet — on The Brewster Gang
by JD Brewster
Actor Dwight Schultz opens up about the punishment for thought crimes in an unforgiving industry.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324407504578185482575542960.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_MIDDLESecond South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley named Charleston Rep. Tim Scott to replace Sen. Jim DeMint, who announced this month that he is retiring in January to head the Heritage Foundation, a think tank. Mr. Scott, a Republican first elected to Congress in 2010, was the front-runner for the post, though the GOP governor reportedly […]
The Senate’s only African-American will be a Republican.
Liberals tend to overemphasize racial diversity, especially in politics, but the diversity lobby was notably missing in action Monday after South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley’s announcement that she chose Tim Scott to replace departing Senator Jim DeMint. It is a striking moment nonetheless.A Republican Governor who is the daughter of immigrants from India appointed a Republican who will become the only sitting African-American Senator in the 113th Congress. Mr. Scott, who was born in 1965, the year the Voting Rights Act passed, defeated the son of the late Dixiecrat Strom Thurmond in a GOP primary for a House seat in 2010. The former businessman represents Charleston, where the Confederacy fired the first rounds of the Civil War, and he will be the first black Senator from the Deep South since Reconstruction.Mr. Scott’s appointment requires him to stand for a special election in 2014, though he has a record as a House conservative in sync with Palmetto State values and emerged with the Tea Party. It’s also worth noting that the movement deplored by liberals as retrogressive has done more than anything in years to increase diversity in politics—and not merely of thought. Think Marco Rubio of Florida, Ted Cruz of Texas, Susana Martinez of New Mexico, Brian Sandoval of Nevada, Ms. Haley herself.
The best news is that Senator-designate Scott’s story isn’t about racial grievance and preference. It’s a measure of personal achievement, political conviction and the opportunities available in modern American politics.
“In the mid-1960s, many of the killings would have been prevented because the severely mentally ill would have been confined and cared for in a state institution. But today, while government at most every level has bloated over the past half-century, mental-health treatment has been decimated. According to a study released in July by the Treatment Advocacy Center, the number of state hospital beds in America per capita has plummeted to 1850 levels, or 14.1 beds per 100,000 people.”
Has the rate of random mass shootings in the United States increased? Over the past 30 years, the answer is definitely yes. It is also true that the total U.S. homicide rate has fallen by over half since 1980, and the gun homicide rate has fallen along with it. Today, Americans are safer from violent crime, including gun homicide, than they have been at any time since the mid-1960s.
Mass shootings, defined as four or more fatalities, fluctuate from year to year, but over the past 30 years there has been no long-term increase or decrease. But “random” mass shootings, such as the horrific crimes last Friday in Newtown, Conn., have increased.
Alan Lankford of the University of Alabama analyzed data from a recent New York Police Department study of “active shooters”—criminals who attempted to murder people in a confined area, where there are lots of people, and who chose at least some victims randomly. Counting only the incidents with at least two casualties, there were 179 such crimes between 1966 and 2010. In the 1980s, there were 18. In the 1990s, there were 54. In the 2000s, there were 87.
If you count only such crimes in which five or more victims were killed, there were six in the 1980s and 19 in the 2000s.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324640104578161791213136954.html?KEYWORDS=CLIFFORD+ASNESS The bond market shows that people focus on after-tax cash flows when making investments. There are important questions we need to answer about taxes. How progressive or regressive? How should rates vary on different forms of income? How much of fixing our fiscal problems should come from raising revenue versus cutting spending? I have […]
http://maggiesfarm.anotherdotcom.com/archives/21201-Human-Rights-Organizations-and-Obama-Foreign-Policy.html Human rights abroad are not of real concern to President Obama. This is clearly signaled by the potential nominations of John Kerry and Chuck Hegel to be Secretary of State and Defense, respectively, two men who throughout their careers have buddied up to tyrants and downplayed oppression. None are arguing for direct armed intervention […]
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324907204578185223495090066.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEADTop Prejudice—like cooking, wine-tasting and other consummations—has an olfactory element. When Chuck Hagel, the former GOP senator from Nebraska who is now a front-runner to be the next secretary of Defense, carries on about how “the Jewish lobby intimidates a lot of people up here,” the odor is especially ripe. Ripe because a “Jewish lobby,” […]
http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/3503/egypt-islamists-sexual-assault An Arab girl whose honor or chastity has even been questioned automatically becomes a social outcast, regardless of whether or not the accusation was well-founded. “All that happened,” she added, “while the police were watching…A police officer even told a Muslim Brotherhood member, ‘Whatever you wish to do, sir.’” It is a tough time […]