Wednesday, August 20, 2014

And now, for your viewing pleasure, Nicki Minaj's Anaconda

Muslim American Society of New York's Rami Kawas delivers pro-jihad sermon, calls for boycotts of Coca-Cola, Nestle and Danone

Kawas is affiliated with the Muslim American Society of New York

Klavan & Whittle: Tolerating Intolerance & the Death of Mankind

Hamas admits to the kidnapping and murder of 3 Israeli teens which sparked current Gaza war

Tunisian-born NDP MP leaves caucus because party leader Tom Mulcair says Israel doesn't have to allow its own extermination

OTTAWA - A New Democrat MP has quit the caucus over what she felt was an excessively pro-Israel stance on the current conflict in Gaza and demeaning party demands to toe the line.
Sana Hassainia, who represents the Montreal-area riding of Vercheres-Les Patriotes, was specifically critical of NDP Leader Tom Mulcair in a blog post that appeared online Wednesday.
Hassainia alleged that she was "punished" for supporting Mulcair rival Brian Topp for the party leadership, including losing her position on the Commons committee on the status of women. She also said she was forced to stay quiet over her views on the Middle East and accept a position that didn't align with her values.
"For me, a party leader should be loved like (former leader) Jack Layton and not feared," wrote Hassainia, who is originally from Tunisia.
"Today, I have the courage to make a significant gesture, to take a weight off my shoulders and stand by my convictions."

From Hassainia's blog:  "The first statement that the NDP issued is clearly despicable in my eyes. It said roughly speaking that Israel has the right to defend itself against terrorist attacks by Hamas. "

Today in hating Israel has nothing to do with pathological Jew-hate...

In a posting on his personal Facebook page Wednesday, Tony Ehrenreich, the leader of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) in the Western Cape province, called for "an Eye for an Eye against Zionist aggression" and warned that "if a woman or child is killed in Gaza," then Jews who support Israel must face an equivalent fate.
Breitbart News reached Ehrenreich via his cell phone--which is publicly available--and he confirmed that the Facebook posting was his own...
Its [sic] time for an Eye for an Eye against Zionist aggression...
We have seen in our own country that the Jewish Board of deputies [sic] have [sic] arranged gatherings to pledge their allegiance to the killing of Palestinians . W e [sic] are aware that the Jewish Board of Deputies has been fascilitating and supporting the funding of the Isreali [sic] Army as well as getting SA youth to join the killings in Gaza . This makes the Jewish Board of Deputies complicit in the murder of the people in Gaza .
The time has come to say very clearly that if a woman or child is killed in Gaza , then the Jewish board of deputies [sic], who are complicit, will feel the wrath of the People of SA with the age old biblical teaching of an eye for an eye. The time has come for the conflict to be waged everywhere the Zionist supporters fund and condone the war killing machine of Isreal [sic].
People in other countries waged war inside their countries for the freedom of South Africans from Apartheid , we are duty bound to do the same for other countries where apartheid is practiced .
Last month, another member of the ANC in the Western Cape province posted an antisemitic statement to her personal Facebook page--an image of Hitler with the comment, "Yes man, you were right!" and the caption: "I could have killed all the Jews, but I left some of them to tell you why I was killing them."

Why You Should Watch the Gruesome James Foley Beheading Video

We can’t easily fix the fact that there are a few million Islamic Fundamentalists who believe slaughtering innocent men, women, children, and probably beloved house pets brings them closer to their god. They’re in the business of subjugation and genocide, which is hard to root for in the world of the sane, though in the Middle East and parts of Paris and London, it plays fairly well. The Islamic Caliphate is never actually coming back. These blood-thirsty primitives are never going to actually get what they want. The United States could turn the entire historical Caliphate into a radioactive moonscape of ashen skulls within half an hour. Technology has changed since the Middle Ages. This leaves only the sociopathic human cleansing in the name of Allah. That could go on for centuries.
I believe it’s worth the shock value of seeing an ISIS jihadist with a decidedly British accent slice off the head of an innocent photo journalist. Barbarism isn’t something that fully translates to the completely oral tradition. The act of viewing forces your mind to wrestle with the horror. The unpleasant sensation informs your view of the world. You will almost certainly never experience what photojournalist James Foley and his loved ones did today, but you can watch the unfolding madness and make it some little permanent part of you.
If you choose, you can see the video HERE.

h/t Skippy

Spending and debt out of control in Wynne's Ontario government

This is the same government that wants to impose a "made-in-Ontario" pension plan. In reality it's just a cash-grab by Wynne's incompetent government on the back of the province's taxpayers.

11% of provincial taxes right now do nothing other than pay off the interest on Ontario's debt, and all signs are that will get even worse under Kathleen Wynne.

Sleazy incumbent Toronto politicians mull rule that would help them get re-elected

Name recognition is one of the biggest factors in electability. Toronto's municipal politicians know that and how that factor gives a huge advantage to incumbents or previous office holders, like Olivia Chow. A lengthier campaign period also gives the public a better chance to get to know what the candidate actually are like and how their policies would affect the average person. Olivia Chow was leading the polls in Toronto's mayoral race before she announced her entry. But once people got to hear her, her campaign collapsed. So it's no surprise Chow and politicians like her want to restrict the public's opportunity to really get to know those who want political authority.

Hence the attempt by some Toronto politicians to limit their rivals' ability to compete by reducing the sign and campaign periods:
“This is just another attempt by incumbent politicians to limit the ability of newcomers and challengers to win an election and contest elections on a level playing field,” Thiele stated in (a)  press release. “Everybody knows that name recognition is important to winning an election and that lawn signs help electors identify with candidates.”
Mayoral candidate Olivia Chow shrugged off the proposed sign rule change.

Speaking of sleazy and Chow, see also: Chow campaign strategist apologizes for offensive tweet that suggests John Tory is a racist.

I thought political "Spin Masters" were supposed to limit damage caused when the candidate says or does something idiotic, not be the one saying idiotic things for which the campaign has to apologize and disassociate itself. But this too is an indication of the ineptitude and nastiness that is part of Chow's circle.

Douglas Murray: How Britain Came To Be An Exporter Of Jihad

It is the now familiar nightmare image. A kneeling prisoner, and behind him a black-hooded man speaking to camera. The standing man denounces the West and claims that his form of Islam is under attack. He then saws off the head of the hostage. Why did Wednesday morning’s video stand out? Because this time the captive was an American journalist —James Foley— and his murderer is speaking in an unmistakable London accent.
The revulsion with which this latest Islamist atrocity has been greeted is of course understandable. But it is also surprising. This is no one-off, certainly no anomaly. Rather it is the continuation of an entirely foreseeable trend. Britain has long been a global hub of terror export, so much so that senior US government officials have suggested the next attack on US soil is likely to come from UK citizens. All countries — from Australia to Scandinavia — now have a problem with Islamic extremists. But the world could be forgiven for suspecting that Britain has become the weak link in the international fight against jihadism. And they would be right. This is not even the first beheading of an American journalist to have been arranged by a British man from London.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

American journalist James Foley beheaded by 'British jihadist' on video

A suspected British IS terrorist was tonight accused of beheading an American journalist in a chilling warning to Barack Obama.
The Islamic State released horrific footage reportedly showing an unknown fanatic with an English accent cutting the head off kidnapped US freelance photojournalist James Foley.
The video, titled “A Message To America,” was posted on social media sites in an apparent response to increased US airstrikes against IS fanatics in Iraq.

A Compilation Of People Screwing Up The Ice Bucket Challenge

h/t Skippy

Canadian jihadist said "Beheading Shiites is a beautiful thing”

Farah Mohamed Shirdon is a Calgarian from Somali decent in his early 20s, who joined the ranks of ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) and reported dead in mid August 2014, most probably in Iraq. 

Shirdon, who was enrolled in the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology until at least 2012, appears in an ISIS video released two months ago. Before burning his Canadian passport, Shirdon, in full view of the camera lens, issues a threat to Canada, the U.S. and “all oppressors.” "We are coming and we will destroy you by the will of God," Shirdon says on the video and added: “we are coming to slaughter you.”

No surprise here - Palestinians again violate Gaza ceasefire

JERUSALEM -- An Israeli official says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered negotiators at cease-fire talks to return home from Cairo following rocket fire by Palestinian militants... 
...The Israeli military said it carried out a series of airstrikes Tuesday across the Gaza Strip in response to renewed rocket fire, a burst of violence that broke a temporary ceasefire and endangered negotiations in Egypt over ending the month-long war between Israel and Hamas.

The fighting occurred some eight hours before a temporary truce was set to expire. Egypt had persuaded Israel and Egypt to extend the truce by 24 hours to give more times for the negotiations.

While there were no injuries reported in Israel or Gaza, it remained unclear whether the talks in Egypt would continue...

Ezra Levant: Globe's PR poll backfires

...when one of Bell’s subsidiaries, CTV, signed a deal with Kevin O’Leary, a TV personality who had previously worked for the CBC. Bell put out a press release about this news. But really, why be satisfied with a press release when you own a stake in the Globe and Mail? Make those newspaper boys work for a living. O’Leary’s move wasn’t just an internal human resources matter. It was A! Big! Deal!
So the Globe dispatched a “reporter” to write a breathless article about how O’Leary will be the king of all media with this brilliant move. Maybe that’s true. But it’s also passing off an ad, or at best an internal pep-talk memo, as national news.
That kind of advertorial blurring would not have happened in the prime of the Globe’s life.

Plus: the Globe's poll HERE

Douglas Murray: Britain’s anti-Semitic whiff of Weimar

There is a whiff of Weimar in the air in Britain. Barely a week now passes without some further denigration caused by anti-Semitic, sorry, pro-Palestine demonstrators targeting businesses run by Jews/stores selling products produced by the Jewish state. You know, like Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Marks and Spencer, Starbucks and so on. Most of this fairly random targeting of whatever business sounds a bit Jewish goes unnoticed. Sometimes protestors manage to get the business closed – as with the Ahava store in liberal, enlightened Brighton. Generally they just succeed in intimidating shoppers and making it easier for people to shop elsewhere in some non-Semitic store.

Islamic State message to America: 'we will drown all of you in blood'

(Reuters) - The Islamic State militant group that has seized large parts of Iraq and drawn the first American air strikes since the end of the occupation in 2011 has warned the United States it will attack Americans "in any place" if the raids hit its militants.

The video, which shows a photograph of an American who was beheaded during the U.S. occupation of Iraq and victims of snipers, featured a statement which said in English "we will drown all of you in blood".

UFO checks out British Columbia forest fire?!?

Kelowna, British Columbia – When a wildfire broke out at Smith Creek River west of this metropolis of 180,000 people last month, it forced the evacuation of 2,500 people from 1,100 local residences. The fire affected 260 hectares of land of which 30% was affected by the flames. After 72 hours, only 30% of the fire was contained, but that’s not the lingering story of the wildfire. The real story is that a UFO may have been observing the incident from the safety of the air above the ground. No one has yet to confirm the actual presence of alien life forms....

... Some have suggested it was a type of meteor called an earth grazer. This is a meteor that approaches the planet only to bounce off the atmosphere like a rock “skeeting” across a pond. That would be the sensible answer...

Monday, August 18, 2014

Col. Richard Kemp on the 2014 Hamas-Israel War

Col. Kemp, former commander of British forces in Afghanistan, speaks on self-defense and war crimes. Tel Aviv, Aug. 3, 2014:

Huffington Post's "Justice Reporter" can't tell the difference between rubber bullets and ear plugs - seriously


Israel's President wishes mixed Muslim/Jewish couple good fortune and denounces bigots who protested at wedding

President Reuven Rivlin has risked the wrath of Jewish purists and racists by posting a notice on his Facebook page wishing peace and joy to controversial couple Mahmoud Mansour and Morel Malka on the occasion of their marriage.
For the two, who met five years ago, it was love at first sight, and they knew immediately that they would eventually get married.  The groom, as his name suggests, is a Muslim. The bride was born Jewish, but recently converted to Islam. 
However this has not stopped Lehava, a group dedicated to preventing intermarriage from trying to stop this one from taking place. 
Both the bride and the groom have been subjected to harassment, as has the owner of the Rishon Lezion wedding hall where the couple were scheduled to celebrate their union on Sunday night. The bride’s father was opposed to the marriage, but could do nothing to persuade his daughter to change her mind.
When President Reuven Rivlin, a staunch defender of democracy, learned that Lehava was planning to demonstrate outside the banquet hall, he wrote on his Facebook page that the red line that runs between freedom of expression and protest and incitement has been crossed.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

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Mann vs Fact

Cato Institute's Trevor Burrus:
The battle over climate-change science is heating up, so to speak, and it has moved to the courts. The defamation lawsuit brought by climatologist Dr. Michael E. Mann — one of the creators of the famed “hockey-stick graph” that shows a recent spike in world temperatures — has now moved to the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, the equivalent of a state supreme court for the district. Mann alleges that a blog post by Rand Simberg on the blog of the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), and subsequently quoted by Mark Steyn at National Review Online, was libelous. The Cato Institute, joined by the Reason Foundation, the Goldwater Institute, and the Individual Rights Foundation, has filed an amicus brief supporting the defendants, arguing that courts should not be called upon to referee scientific disputes.
Because the climate-change debate is one of the most important and lively public policy debates of our time, stifling that debate with lawsuits will not only diminish our ability to have an open and honest discussion about climate change, it will hurt future discussions about anything controversial. Whatever you believe about climate change, you should hope that the D.C. Court of Appeals dismisses the case as soon as possible.
Specifically, Mann alleged that four phrases in Simberg’s post were defamatory: “data manipulation,” “academic and scientific misconduct,” “posterboy of the corrupt and disgraced climate science echo chamber,” and accusing the Penn State professor of molesting his data and thus being the “Jerry Sandusky of climate science.” He also cited a subsequent CEI press release that called his research “intellectually bogus.”
While some of these phrases might be impolitic and unprofessional, they are not defamatory. Pugnacious rhetoric is still protected by the First Amendment, especially in matters of public debate. Words like “fraud,” “corrupt,” “misconduct,” and “manipulation” could feasibly be defamatory if they were alleging actual criminal misconduct, but, in this context, it is well-understood that those phrases are not alleging technical law-breaking. Instead, they are used to raise the rhetorical punch of a phrase.
The entire situation is silly. If this were a playground, Dr. Mann would be a tattle-tale who complains to the teacher that someone said mean things about him. After spending years arguing that climate-change skeptics are shills for big oil, Mann has apparently decided that the government should shut them up instead.

More HERE 

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