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Monday, August 23, 2010

"They must feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost...:

"There's another reason for working inside the system. Dostoevski said that taking a new step is what people fear most. Any revolutionary change must be preceded by a passive, affirmative, non-challenging attitude toward change among the mass of our people. They must feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless in the prevailing system that they are willing to let go of the past and change the future. This acceptance is the reformation essential to any revolution. To bring on this reformation requires that the organizer work inside the system, among not only the middle class but the 40 per cent of American families – more than seventy million people – whose income range from $5,000 to $10,000 a year [in 1971]. They cannot be dismissed by labeling them blue collar or hard hat. They will not continue to be relatively passive and slightly challenging. If we fail to communicate with them, if we don't encourage them to form alliances with us, they will move to the right. Maybe they will anyway, but let's not let it happen by default." ~  Sal Alinsky Rules for Radicals.



87 comments:

  1. 49 million lost souls would, if the could, agree.

    Infanticide is the hallmark of "Western Civilization", on an industrial scale.

    There is your real change, from the 1950's.

    How many babies were killed in Iran, last year?
    There were over a million killed here in the US.

    Talk about barbarity.
    It resides, first and foremost, right here in the US.

    A "Christian Nation", according to some misguided folk. Folk that do not embrace the reality of their whirled.

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  2. CNN is so concerned , they have posted a memo to get Obama back on Message

    10 things Obama must do in 10 weeks

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  3. Folk that not only do not embrace reality, they live in some kind of fantasy land, where this reality, 49 million babies being slaughtered, over a 47 year time line is not even a topic of discussion.

    A million babies a year.
    Each year, for 47 years.

    Barbarity is king, here.

    Barbarity may be the hallmark of Islam, too. Barbarity may rule every where the G-d of Abraham holds sway.

    We've sacrificed more lives on the alter of political correctness than the Aztec ever did.

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  4. We battle Islam, because it will accept infanticide as the norm.

    It rejects that standard of "Western Civilization".

    So, we must attack them, make war upon them, until they join us in our depravity.

    Our superior "Civilization".

    Where death is industrialized.

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  5. I can't, for the life of me, take Mark Levin seriously.

    "Radicalism" is only to be feared if the radical, once ensconced in power, has the ability to cancel elections. Otherwise, it's just Democracy (aided by a little "Madison Avenue") at work.

    The strong probability is, Obama doesn't win the election if the Republicans, with, admittedly, a considerable dollop of help from the Dems, don't blow up the World Economy.

    Obama didn't "create" the Disaster; he was just available to benefit from it. Now, inasmuch, as he hasn't been able to satisfactorily solve the problem, he's going to lose his compliant congress.

    The massive hissy fit is over, and the people are ready to see the congress go back to doing what they do best - Nothing. Everyone has pretty well figured out that we're going to have to survive this mess just like we have all the other messes the bankers, and politicians have gotten us into.

    Muddle through.

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  6. Jim Paulson was on CNBC this morning. He made a lot of sense. I won't go through it all right now, but he's fairly bullish on the economy near/medium term. I'm coming around to his way of thinking, until out around the latter part of next year.

    He thinks the weekly jobless claims might be a little "squirrely." I have a "weakish" hunch he might be right. I'll tell you why. My two strongest very short-term indicators have been weekly jobless claims, and gasoline sales. They normally move pretty much in lockstep, and they're very seldom both wrong.

    However, for the last month, or so, they've been diverging. Weekly gasoline sales (and, several other "employment" indexes) have been pointing to slowly improving growth, while the outlier has been weekly jobless claims.

    Paulson points to some "quirky" things going on with jobless claims. A lot of census workers filing, and people losing benefits, and having to "refile" are two of his more interesting points. If I had to go out on a limb I might predict that the Employment report for August might show a little better job growth than estimates. Maybe.

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  7. He did point out that, when it comes to GDP growth this recovery is dead, solid inline with all the rest. It's not a "Weak" recovery. It's not a "Strong" recovery. It's Vanilla.

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  8. For the rat,

    "God grant me the serenity
    to accept the things I cannot change;
    courage to change the things I can;
    and wisdom to know the difference..."


    The Serenity Prayer



    You have 10-20 regulars blogging at the EB. Hardly enough to start a movement.

    Stating opinions is one thing. Working up to an anuerysm can be painful.


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  9. A couple of things he pointed out.

    Interest Rates were getting higher, now they've fallen back considerably.

    The Dollar got very Strong, now it's weakening a bit.

    Gasoline/Oil prices were getting on up there, now they've fallen back.

    China was "riding the brake," and now it seems to be easing its foot off the metal.

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  10. The comments that "we" are battling Islam, for the sake of civilization, that is just beyond the pale of reality.

    I accept who and what we are, would never deny it.

    We ride with the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, there is no doubt of that.

    This "rat" you refer to, he has insight, where most are blind or at least dumb.

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  11. Damn, when they start speaking in the third person or the royal "we", as the great bloviator used to do, it's time to worry.


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  12. Learn it, Live it,
    Love it or Leave it.

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  13. Levin's alright. He was reading from a guy named Yates, Yeats (?), an anti-federalist, pen name Brutus I think. Guy predicted the rise of the courts, and the fall of the states in influence, way back then. We certainly got that. Interesting.








    If the meaning is there, for the spelling don't care, but I don't like your prejudice against buffalo dung sniffers.

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  14. I'm not sure that is Rat. That final sentence in his 08:13 didn't sound all that "Rat-like."

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  15. Ah, hell, back to bed. My hours are whacked.

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  16. So, take This, Quirk

    Two pictures speak two thousand words.

    You'll notice mine shoots up, your's trickles down.

    How symbolically telling.

    Mine the new philosophy, young, alive, moving forward.


    Your's old, decadent, dribbling.


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  17. 92% of convicted murders are Democrats...Conclusion: Guns don't kill people...Democrats do!

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  18. 1 yr and 22 days ago, Iran took 3 Americans hostage. They aren't home yet Mr. President. How's your vacation going?

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  19. My guy's stream is alot thicker, besides my guy is smart enough not to piss up and endanger himself with the blowback.

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  20. I don't like your prejudice against buffalo dung sniffers.


    Hey, it's not my call Bob.

    It's the lawyers.

    I kinda like that whole fish fin thing. Looks like something I could use at Soul's-R-Us.

    But you know, it's the lawyers.


    Speaking of which, aren't you supposed to be meeting with some today?


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  21. ...my guy is smart enough not to piss up and endanger himself with the blowback.


    Always playing it safe.

    Maybe I'm wrong.

    Perhaps you are not Souls-R-Us kind of people.

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  22. Yup, they're trying to extort money from me for a traffic light. The rules say, or the state code says, or some court ruling says, they can't charge for this, so I'm supposed to sign it as a "voluntary contribution" heh

    Trouble is the council wouldn't pass it unless I do, so I'm going to take a tactical defeat in the interests of my long term strategy.

    They are thinking of passing an ordinance that you got to build a development within five years of a rezoning approval, which would make things impossible. We are slipping in before this is done, to avoid that fate.

    But, this is pure extortion.

    Since I can forsee the future, I already what is going to happen.

    I'm just going through the motions.

    Those damn traffic signals are expensive, you wouldn't believe.

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  23. Maybe I'll put a pissing boy at the entrance to my development--"The Pissing Boy of the Palouse".

    My guy above is I think the Pissing Boy of Brussels.

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  24. One thing I want to know is if a "voluntary contribution" to the F-ing City of Moscow is tax deductible. It's not a charity.

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  25. The Pissing Boy of the Palouse would adequately express how I feel about them.

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  26. Anonymous said...
    Learn it, Live it,
    Love it or Leave it.


    It's rat...

    He's running scared..

    Knows the Mossad is on to him...

    He will disappear soon, after all as he says, those Jews are truly evil and are pirates and felons...

    I would not not doubt, if he is correct about those evil Israelis, he will be in a pit, being feed foul smelling water and moldy bread soon...

    I cant say I'd be upset...

    Hope his treatment is as nasty as his own treatment of people south of the border....

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  27. AUGUST 23--The Department of Justice is seeking to hire linguists fluent in Ebonics to help monitor, translate, and transcribe the secretly recorded conversations of subjects of narcotics investigations, according to federal records.

    ah, jeez

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  28. Tip to the Mossad---he's up there in that "Hole in the Wall" outside of Phoenix, where he and his buds were going to retreat when the apocalypse hits.

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  29. Whit, I think it urgent that we get a water filtering system installed. Until we do so let's use only bottled water.

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  30. I'm not sure that is Rat. That final sentence in his 08:13 didn't sound all that "Rat-like."

    Perhaps I am wrong.

    Again.

    I accused Allen and Anonymous of being one and the same, alter egos.

    I was ridiculed.

    Again.

    Yet, while Allen, the brave hero, lurked in his tent his Patroclus, his minion and surrogate sallied forth armed in self-righteousness to attack the Quirkster, the rat, and at one time or another all at the EB for their obvious sins of either commission or omission.

    Who was this Sancho Panza, this faithful page and squire to Joe Campbell’s eternal hero? Was he at Allen’s side the day Allen defeated the dour Habu in mortal verbal combat. The day recounted in this memorable quote, “” My sole complaint, leading to our duel and his demise was the question DR's alleged son”.

    But some have said that recently they have seen the ghost of dead Habu sprung fully armed from Valhalla, Hades, or whatever dark oblivion into which he was cast down by our sword wielding angel of vengeance.

    Admittedly, fool that I am, I suspected Anon to be some demented fabrication of Allen’s perverted mind and professed computer abilities, an atavistic alter ego, the two as mind-warped split personalities; but he has assured us this is not the case. After all, as he points out, they both appear at the EB at the same time. How could they be the same person?

    A potent argument.

    Yet doubt exists. They do use much of the same phraseology, the same idioms. They both make the same shit-eating attempts at humor. They indulge in the same race-baiting memes. They exhibit the same disdain for logic. Also true they are both as irritating as the background drone of a mosquito. And they do both assume the defensive style of the perpetual victim. Kinda like Jesse Jackson spouting invective while his back-up choir claps and shouts “Amen Brother”.

    But hey, maybe they are merely soul sisters, locked at the lip, or maybe pals who visit the same bars down in Atlanta. Maybe it’s just coincidence they are both anal retentive pricks.

    On the other hand, Anon never starts an argument. As he admits, he is merely a one trick pony echoing Allen’s pompous musings. He is Allen’s avenging nemesis, sent forth to shout havoc and let loose the gods of war (I always liked that part). And when the Quirkster shouts, “Begone Allen, you bore me and waste my time,” Anon is there to squeak, “Oh no you don’t Jocko. While Allen rests, I will bore you and waste your time.” And so it continues.

    Yet Al-anon? Surely not, for Allen has pointed out that He and Anon appear at the bar at the same time. So how could it be?

    A convincing argument.

    Yet the doubt remains.

    There is the matter of Habu’s purported miraculous recovery from his “demise”. Has he merely been resting, undead in some far away Mordor like Sauron nursing his wounds and waiting to reassert his supremacy and seek vengeance on those who put him down? Is it true that this man with fingers of steel and a thousand screen names has been resurrected in either spectral or corporal form and come riding forth from his dark lair in a souped-up Mustang to astound us with a digital display of multiple screen names and put to a lie forever the assertion that the same person (entity?) can’t appear on the same blog as two, nay multiple personas.

    But now Allen is gone. And Al-anon has disappeared too.

    Now we have a new Anon to join all the other faceless Anons. An Anti-Al-Anon. The universe has shifted. Up is down, right left.

    Hmm.

    It is passing strange.

    This matter will indeed require some additional pondering.
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  31. Actually I'm just stalling.

    I know what I need to say on Virgo.


    The hard part is getting it organized and getting started.

    You shall not hear from me again until it is finished.


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  32. Speaking of which, it's time for another Cipro.

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  33. quirk...

    kiss...

    keep it simple stupid...

    It's rat...

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  34. Quirk,

    Wow, I really got into that little ball of gray matter, didn't I? In a single post you mention me by name 10 times!

    The last guy to be so fixated was a hairdresser named Bruce.

    Israel 13, Revisionists 0

    That last was added to see if "Whitless" would take it down.

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  35. Allen,

    Gone but not gone.

    Sitting out in the dark, trolling. On the outside looking in.

    But heck, you must be used to that by now.

    Kinda sad in a way.

    Still...

    13 to 0?

    Hmm

    For those interested in what the 13 consisted of.


    13 what?


    13 X 0 = Nada



    Have a nice day, Allen. Can we send you over a sandwich or something?


    Hey, is Habu out there with...
    Oops, forgot he was "demised".



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  36. quirk.

    there are times I do not post.

    Sometimes the old adage works...

    "If you have nothing nice to say, shut the fuck up"

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  37. Quirk said:

    "There is the matter of Habu’s purported miraculous recovery from his “demise”. Has he merely been resting, undead in some far away Mordor like Sauron nursing his wounds and waiting to reassert his supremacy and seek vengeance on those who put him down? Is it true that this man with fingers of steel and a thousand screen names has been resurrected in either spectral or corporal form and come riding forth from his dark lair in a souped-up Mustang to astound us with a digital display of multiple screen names and put to a lie forever the assertion that the same person (entity?) can’t appear on the same blog as two, nay multiple personas."

    Just in case there is any confusion: I own the "souped-up" Mustang. The car is called Blackbird after the SR-71 Blackbird: nicknamed Habu. Hence my car's licence plate.

    There was a man who used to comment here using the moiker "Habu": the name of a snake. Some might say that it was an appropriate choice.

    There is no connection between me and this other character.

    And you, Quirk, are inhaling too much of your own flatulence.

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  38. there are times I do not post.

    Sometimes the old adage works...

    "If you have nothing nice to say, shut the fuck up"



    Gee somehow I hadn't noticed that WiO.



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  39. I thought you told us a couple weeks ago, you consider it your duty to get in people's faces, to be obnoxious (just paraphrasing), to rock the boat.

    When Melody, or Gag Reflex, or Sam tell me to lighten up I might take it a little more seriously.

    You WiO?

    Not so much.

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  40. Bob: Tip to the Mossad---he's up there in that "Hole in the Wall" outside of Phoenix, where he and his buds were going to retreat when the apocalypse hits.

    Iran fought Iraq for eight years and it was a draw. We fought that same Iraq for three weeks and their army melted away into the population rather than get shot, and we found their Maximum Leader hiding in a spider hole.

    Iran can't "wipe out" Israel the instant they get their first nuclear bomb. First of all, they have to build more than one bomb, so they can test their design. Then they have to figure out how to miniaturize their design so it will fit on a missile or fighter plane, because Iran doesn't have any big bombers.

    Iran isn't working on a thermonuclear "metro-area killer" but just a fission bomb, the kind we use merely as triggers for a fusion bomb. The Hiroshima fission bomb killed 70,000 people out of 300,000. That was a city made of paper. Israel has underground shelters. So cut that death rate in half. Call it 35,000 deaths per nuke. Suppose Iran manages to get five nukes through the IDF air force and missile defenses and hit the five largest cities: Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv-Yafo, Haifa. Rishon Lezion, and Ashdod. That's 175,000 dead Jews out of 7.4 million. The nation survives. And they bring 100% of their military might to bear on Iran, now that the nuclear "taboo" was broached. The result of that will be apocalypse for Iran, not for anyone else.

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  41. Just in case there is any confusion:

    No confusion Victor.

    You did after all sign the post C.S. as I recall.

    I was making my own assumptions about Habu never having posted with guy.

    The references in the above post were to speculations by those at the bar who knew Habu regarding a whole series of post put out in rapid order a couple weeks ago under various screen names.

    Was that also you?

    If so, kudos.




    Oh, but like Clinton, I don't inhale.


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  42. By the way Victor, nice car.




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  43. Worst sentence of the week (so far)!

    By: Mark Hemingway
    Commentary Staff Writer
    08/23/10 1:15 PM EDT

    Ramesh Ponnuru flags this sentence from an editorial in Sunday’s New York Times: “But many of Mr. DeLay’s actions remain legal only because lawmakers have chosen not to criminalize them.”

    Last month at the Examiner, David Freddoso wondered “Does anyone even read New York Times editorials?“

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  44. I can't, for the life of me, take Mark Levin seriously.

    Then in the same comment, rufus treats us to this piece of twisted prose, probably as a wake up exercise to sharpen our wits over coffee:

    The strong probability is, Obama doesn't win the election if the Republicans, with, admittedly, a considerable dollop of help from the Dems, don't blow up the World Economy.

    Somehow I think Mark's opinion of rufus would be lower than rufus' opinion of Mark, were Mark Levin to waste any time hanging out in a bar and picking shit with the chickens.

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  45. Quirk said:

    "By the way Victor, nice car."

    Thanks. That was nice of you.

    "The references in the above post were to speculations by those at the bar who knew Habu regarding a whole series of post put out in rapid order a couple weeks ago under various screen names.

    Was that also you?

    If so, kudos."


    Quirk asks:

    Was it you who did the pushin'
    Left the stains upon the cushion
    Footprints on the dashboard upside-down?
    Was it you, you sly wood pecker
    Who got into my daughter Rebecca?
    If it was you, you better leave this town


    I respond:

    Yes, 'twas I who did the pushin'
    Left the stains upon the cushion
    Footprints on the dashboard upside-down.
    But, since I've got into your daughter
    I've had trouble passing water
    So, I guess we're even all around!


    Actually, no. It was someone else.

    But I've wanted to use this ditty for more years than I care to count and you gave me an opening, at least the closest I'll ever get to one in this lifetime.

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  46. But I've wanted to use this ditty for more years than I care to count and you gave me an opening,...

    Kind of a stretch Victor.

    But understandable.

    And forgivable.

    Two I've posted today have been around for about a week and I hated to waste them. So I ended up "forcing" them in the same manner as you.

    It's a pain letting good shit go to waste (good obviously being in the eye of the beholder).


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  47. Quirk eructated:

    Re: out there alone...kinda sad


    Quirk, not really, so long as you obsessively stalk me, dear boy.

    Breakin' up is really hard to do, I know; but Quirk, I'm just not that into you...certainly not as much as you are into me, which is really creepy when you think about it.

    As to a foil, I fear the only one in your caliber will be the one you squeeze at the urinal.

    This inability to see your own projected stupidity is why reason will always evade your grasp and why the little lady and surrogates will "take it on the chin".

    If you suck up nicely, I am sure whit will give your head a pat :)

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  48. Quirk said...
    I thought you told us a couple weeks ago, you consider it your duty to get in people's faces, to be obnoxious (just paraphrasing), to rock the boat.

    When Melody, or Gag Reflex, or Sam tell me to lighten up I might take it a little more seriously.

    You WiO?

    Not so much.



    I was commenting on lurking...

    Not commenting on arguing with Allen...

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  49. By Dr. Steven Carol

    Arab-Muslim conquerors have a penchant for destroying other people’s religious shrines and many times building their own on the ruins. It was, and remains, Islam’s way of saying, ‘We have defeated you, we rule you, and our god–Allah– is greater than your god.’ As I have pointed out, with numerous examples, in my book: Middle East Rules of Thumb: Understanding the Complexities of the Middle East, this has been a long established historic practice.

    Islam’s holiest shrine–the Kaaba, a cube-like building in Mecca–is an older pre-Islamic pagan Arab shrine. According to Islamic tradition the first building was constructed by Adam and rebuilt by Abraham (Ibrahim). The Black Stone, possibly a meteorite fragment, is a significant feature of the Kaaba. The Masjid al-Haram mosque was built around the Kaaba.

    The Ibrahimi Mosque was constructed in Hebron, in 637 CE, over the second-most venerated Jewish holy site, the Cave of Machpelah–the Tomb of the Patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

    The Dome of the Rock was built on the ruins of Judaism’s holiest site, the Temple Mount, in Jerusalem, by the Umayyad Caliph Abd al-Malik, 687-691 CE. Al-Walid, son of al-Malik, erected the Al-Aqsa Mosque at the southern end of the Temple Mount and also over the Basilica of St. Mary of Justinian, in 712 CE.

    By no means is this practice limited to venerated Jewish holy sites. The Grand Mosque of Damascus was put up over the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in 715 CE.

    On October 18, 1009, the Muslim Fatimid caliph Abu ‘Ali Mansur Tariqu’l-Hakim destroyed, down to the bedrock, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, a Christian church venerated by most Christians as Golgotha, the Hill of Calvary, where tradition says that Jesus was crucified. Gravestones were also destroyed. Muslim forces tried to dig up all the graves and wipe out all traces of their existence. The site is now within the walled, Old City of Jerusalem.

    This practice continued through the centuries and was applied not only to Jewish, Christian and Hindu sites but other faiths as well. Late in the 20th century, in Libya, on November 26, 1970, the Catholic Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Tripoli was converted into the Gamal Abdel Nasser Mosque.

    Two 1,400 year-old statues of Buddha in the Bamiyan Valley of Afghanistan were blown up in March 2001. This came after a fatwa (a religious edict), ordered by the Taliban directed all Afghan “idols” be destroyed as being anti-Muslim. In the Central Asian republics no Buddhist temples remain.

    While not a religious site, the World Trade Center stood as a symbol of Western commerce, industry and civilization. Then came the horrors of the destruction of those twin towers on September 11, 2001. No doubt many prayers were said there both during and after the calamitous collapse.

    In May 2010, it was announced that near the ruins of buildings reduced to rubble in the name of Islam, an Islamic mosque would rise. This fits the historic pattern of Muslim construction near or atop the ruins of their enemies’ symbolic buildings as a mark of Islamic supremacy.

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  50. The land for the mosque has been bought for $4.85 million in unaccounted for cash. The estimated cost of the new building that will house the mosque is $100 million. It is to be funded by donations. Just who specifically, would be making these donations is one unanswered question? Once built, 1,000 to 2,000 Muslims are expected to pray at the mosque every Friday. The target date for the opening of this mosque is September 11, 2011, the tenth anniversary of the attack on New York and Washington, D.C.

    Furthermore, a second mosque seeks to build near ground zero. The Masjid Mosque has raised $8.5 million and is seeking an additional $2.5 million to begin construction. While it apparently has not settled on a final location, it has told donors it plans to build very close to where the World Trade Center once stood. In fact, the Masjid Mosque website states: “Insha’Allah we will raise the flag of La-Illaha-Illa-Allah in downtown Manhattan very soon!”

    The World Trade Center was destroyed in the name of Islam. The perpetrators stated the people that were murdered were not innocent, which is blatantly false. The planned mosque will be just 600 feet from ground zero, at the site of the greatest Islamofascist achievement over infidels in hundreds of years. Thus, three questions can be raised. Are these mosques to honor the perpetrators of 9-11 rather than its victims? Is the mosque to indicate Islam’s triumph and supremacy? Finally, how will the establishment of these mosques be viewed in the Arab-Muslim world?

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  51. You know, I watched that Naked Archeologist, and he tells the whirled that the Temple of Solomon is not under the Dome of the Rock, but under the cypress trees.

    The Dome of the Rock is built on an old Roman Temple.

    Or so that TV host that claims to be Jewish, says. He has the infra-red photos to prove it.

    There are a quite a few Catholic Churches, that were built on Aztec and Inca temple ruins.

    It is an Abrahamic thing.

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  52. the quirk says "Ni!" (again).

    at the 1:15 mark you can actually get a look at quirk while standing on the shoulders of rat. some of the others are hopping around in the background sayin "Ni!" very scarily.

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  53. Hey!
    That's not me posting that link.

    Do not get the wrong idea.

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  54. Must be a spokesperson for the barbarians.

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  55. Just did the math and did you know that the per capita rate of abortion in Israel is twice that of the United States.

    Barbarians.

    In addition, 16,000 abortions were illegally performed in private doctors' clinics. In general, about 40,000 abortions are carried out in Israel every year. The Health Ministry approves about half of them, and private doctors perform the rest, without the supervision of the state and at the cost of thousands of shekels.

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  56. Copy Right 2010 The American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise

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  57. The Israeli government, it does encourage the "Good Lie"

    The Israeli national health system pays for abortions, but only after a woman meets certain criteria and goes before a review committee. About 20,000 women obtain state-sanctioned abortions that way each year, although the number has been on the decline in the last 15 years.

    Under Israeli law, abortions are permissible if a woman is younger than 17 or older than 40; the pregnancy was conceived under illegal circumstances such as rape, incest, or out of wedlock; the fetus has a physical or mental birth defect; or if the pregnancy threatens a woman’s life, health or mental well-being.

    In part because of those restrictions, an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 go outside the state health system to get “illegal” abortions through private doctors each year.

    Abortion-rights advocates in Israel say getting permission for a state-sanctioned abortion from a review panel is humiliating. Many women who don’t have the money get a state-sanctioned abortion have to lie about cheating on their husbands, said Danya Cohen, a resource developer with the advocacy group New Family.

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  58. at least they can get abortions in Israel as opposed to how the fundamentalists want to impose their view of the world on the rest.

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  59. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
    snort
    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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  60. ah, nothing like hearing the screaching of rat and his sophisticated taunts and insults!


    a close up look at rat and his taunts directed at the "barbarians" at the 2:35 mark

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  61. "U.S. Court Rules Against Obama’s Stem Cell Policy
    By REUTERS
    Published: August 23, 2010



    Filed at 6:19 p.m. ET




    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. district court issued a preliminary injunction on Monday stopping federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research, in a slap to the Obama administration's new guidelines on the sensitive issue.

    The court ruled in favor of a suit filed in June by researchers who said human embryonic stem cell research involved the destruction of human embryos. "




    I'm waiting for a bunch of you to start crying about judicial activism trumping democracy and all that. I guess it'll be long wait since that would require consistency in thought.

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  62. Meanwhile, on more important matters

    This is a menu board at a pizza parlor which was posted at Gateway Pundit but was pulled almost immediately.

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  63. Ground Zero Imam Says U.S. Worse than al-Qaeda

    I saw him on the Barbara Walters Special about "Heaven": "You can get 72 virgins or whatever your heart desires." Does this sound like a porn fairytale or what?

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  64. A million babies a year. Each year, for 47 years.

    Some people believe the human soul enters with the first breath, and until that time, man is just dust. There is biblical support for this:

    GENESIS 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

    In which case you're talking about 47 million piles of dust.

    --
    THIS DAY IN THE CIVIL WAR: 1862 - A five hour barrage of Federal artillery opens along the Rappahannock River. Southern batteries return fire. 1863 - Union batteries cease their first bombardment of Fort Sumter, leaving it a mass of rubble but unconquered. 1864 - Fort Morgan, last of three Confederate forts on Mobile Bay, falls to the Union. The Confederates now have only one seaport remaining to them, at Wilmington, NC.

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  65. Two councilmen held up my right arm, two councilmen held up my left arm, the mayor pulled the hair under my armpits, painfully, a fifth councilman went through my front pants pockets, and the sixth removed my wallet.

    That's how it went, today.

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  66. That's why you shouldn't believe everything you read in the Bible, T. Least not in the way you're interpreting it.

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  67. I would continue stalling. Stalling artfully. Or clumsily. Or brazenly. It doesn't really matter. For days, weeks, months if need be.

    And I mean that.

    But I am also a world class procrastinator and champion foot-dragger.

    I resent deadlines and spurn due dates, most especially the stupidly self-imposed; do not work well under pressure; and generally only really enjoy satisfying expectations when there aren't any. It's kind of perverse.

    Opposite Scorpios of my close acquaintance, I find it easy to get started but get bogged down in the middle which becomes quite the hopeless muddle.

    Also, inspiration is elusive and easily flattened.

    Under these circumstances, I'd be looking to deliver, completely without warning and long after everyone had forgotten and ceased to care, about the middle of October.

    I'm not unsympathetic. But you knew that.

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  68. Quirk,

    That would be, "Damn, Allen, that one hurt."

    I mention this only because my brother is Damn Allen; I'm the other one.

    Yes, Quirk, you are hurt, which is why you can't give it up. Your squeals are those of a stuck pig. Given your political leanings, I did not use "pig" as a simile.

    When you mention my name 10 times in one post, not including several blatant references, you make DR/AnonX look like a Daniel Webster. Have you no pride, Hon?

    But not to worry, little fellow, if I play too ruff, whit will just delete the comment and save you the pain of having to find something intelligent to say, without using my name. Kind of reminds me of Mr. Obama, who cannot stand on his own spine without reference to Mr. Bush...protoplasmic bloviation... :)

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  69. hee hee, oh that allen, such wit!

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  70. Another Shocker


    Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel (R) will throw his support behind Rep. Joe Sestak's (D) Senate candidacy tomorrow, the latest in a series of out-of-state surrogates getting behind the Pennsylvania Democrat.

    "The two-term Nebraska Senator will speak about Joe's independence and focus on doing what's right not for Wall Street or Washington special interests but for Pennsylvania's working families," reads a release from the Sestak camp announcing the news.

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  71. Hey, come on Trish. Sorry if I got you upset.

    I was just kidding around.

    Swear to god. I will put every post into Word and run spell check before posting.

    Serious.

    You know I'm only serious with about 25% of what I say here anyway. Oh, and this would be included in the 25%.


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  72. The problem is that neither the Israelis nor the Palestinians are sufficiently unsettled to make peace. Both Egypt and Israel were shocked and afraid after the 1973 war.

    Mutual fear is the foundation of peace among enemies. The uncertainty of the future sobers both sides.

    ...

    But the Americans want talks, and so the talks will begin.


    Talks, Again

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  73. "Sorry if I got you upset."

    You don't get me upset. You get me unsettled.

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  74. La luna is waxed full tonight, royally rising over the fields, which are half harvested now, the smell of chaff in the air, a harvest moon.

    This is the 100th anniversary of the Great Fire of 1910

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  75. Illinois is $120.6 billion in the hole, including promised pension benefits of $62.4 billion. The house of cards is about to come down.

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  76. Another train with 1,000 people from Avery took refuge in a tunnel after racing across a burning trestle.

    Avery, Idaho today has 57 residents--there's that number again--the result of the restrictions, mostly justified, on the harvest of timber in the area.

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  77. Why the space and period at the bottom of every post, Quirk?

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  79. A Nepalese passenger plane heading for the Everest region with 15 people on board crashed in bad weather near capital Kathmandu early Tuesday, the home ministry said.

    ...

    Tourism is a major foreign currency earner for impoverished Nepal and the number of visitors has increased since a civil war between Maoist guerrillas and the state ended in 2006.

    Earlier this year, the government announced an ambitious plan to attract a million tourists to the country in 2011 -- around twice the number that visited in 2009.


    15 On Board

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