Friday, April 22, 2011
Golly, who saw this coming?
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
DEBKAfile are reporting that the Gulf Cooperation Council, led by the Saudis, have given up hope of the US dealing with Iran's plans to go nuke and will themselves "defend the oil emirates" by military action if necessary.
Saudi King Abdullah reportedly also told US Defense Secretary Robert Gates on April 6 and National Security Adviser Tom Donilon a week later, that he (the king of Saud) "could not forgive the Americans for throwing former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to the wolves in Cairo and for the unrest they were promoting against Arab regimes."
For their part, Iran has "beefed up its strength along the Pakistani border to warn Islamabad that if it matters come to a clash with Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and its military will not escape punishment."
At the same time, thousands of Iranian 'students', mobilized by the Revolutionary Guards and Basijj voluntary corps have laid siege to the Saudi embassy in Tehran for most of the past week, complete with firebombs.
Of course, the whole Arab-Persian thing predates the Old Testament, so the idea of a nuclear Persia is not one the Arabs will view with any relish.
Myself, I figure any time any parts of the "Muslim world" go after each other, they're less likely to go after the rest of us.
Oh, and note the irony, the Saudis and their neighbors are unhappy because the US and the Israelis are not "interfering" in the region's affairs.
They should make up their minds already. Sheesh.
on his new Sun News show.
I'm not sure, but I think Steve is the same guy who says its offensive for non-Muslims, like myself, to quote the Koran, like this:
Infidels are your sworn enemies (Sura 4:101)I wonder if that's as offensive as quoting the Satanic Verses:
Be ruthless to the infidels (Sura 48:29)
Make war on the infidels who dwell around you (Sura 9:123, 66:9)
Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day (Sura 9:29)
Strike off the heads of infidels in battle (Sura 47:4)
Take neither the Jews nor the Christians for your friends (Sura 5:51, 60:13)
Never be a helper to the disbelievers (Sura 28:86)
Kill the disbelievers wherever we find them (Sura 2:191)
Have you thought of Allat and al-'Uzza and Manat the third, the other?
These are the exalted Gharaniq, whose intercession is hoped for. Sura 53 ("Satan's Version")
And what's more, Steve warns of "consequences" to arousing his ire. Gosh, do you think maybe Steve will blow himself up in a mall or something?
Monday, April 18, 2011
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Somebody call Art Bell, I think we may have something going on here. ;-)
Daily Rasp: B.C. Muslim “Sharia law is not against the rights or privileges of women or anyone else,”
Its another taqiyya sunrise right here at home.
Friday, April 15, 2011
" ... What is the issue in this election? Why, the same as in all elections, my libertarian self exclaims. In the last 45 years, the only question has been whether the government implementing the NDP's policies will be Liberal or Conservative. ...
The NDP may do abysmally in federal elections, but the NDP's ideas flourish. ...
Canada is governed from the middle, yes, but the middle is on the left. The politicians who form our next government will be statist -- socialists in all but name -- because there are no other kinds running. Our statists may vary in degree, but not in kind. Since the 1960s, classical liberals or conservatives either haven't entered the arena or changed their policies afterwards. They wouldn't have had a chance otherwise.
Here's the irony, though: If socialists called themselves socialists, they wouldn't stand a chance either. Canadians are funny that way. They'll buy nothing but socialist policies and practices, but never from socialists. Calling things what they are isn't politically polite in Canada.
In the tradition of Orwell's Newspeak, in Canadian English the word "free" denotes a prohibition, as in "smoke-free environment." Canadians call laws and institutions that deny people fundamental freedoms of conscience, expression, and association "human rights" laws and commissions. In this eccentric world, going to the polls is like skeet-shooting in a stiff breeze: A vote for Stephen is a vote for Michael. ..."
Hmmm, an empire pretending to be a federation, a quasi-pseudo-semi-elected dictatorship pretending its not ... yes, George, the Empire of the Canadians is quite the "eccentric world", where little or nothing is as advertized.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Blogger facing lawfare, let's all help this story go viral.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
"The best we can do is spread the word using all the means at our disposal to explain that what you've been taught is bunk and the people you've been told to admire are, frankly, parasites."Blogger Caleb983 dropped that wonderful quote in a comment on a post from March 27.-Thomas E Woods Jr.
If you're not familiar with Woods and his work, you really do want to check him out. If you're like most, you're probably not exposed to Libertarian analyses much. Go ahead, it won't hurt at all. ;-)
And by all means check out Caleb983's blog; be challenged by an idealistic young radical who's not a bloody socialist for a change.
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Blazing Cat Fur: It's Sunday, you're Muslim, a little tired from rioting, how do you keep the kids quiet?
The Religion Of Peace™ teaches their children ...
Saturday, April 9, 2011
And, hey, you know, Jack, there's a lot of people, single mothers for example, or any one of all those hundreds and hundreds of thousands of children apparently living in poverty who can't afford a nice axe like that one you've got there.
I suggest a pawn shop cheeseburger in the 40 buck range would be more in keeping with the message, know what I mean? With a gunny sack to schlep it around in. Find a suitable black disabled lesbian adoptive single mother to donate your current guitar to.
Always glad to help, Buddy, after all, I have your best interests at heart, you know that.
Friday, April 8, 2011
Its amazing what can happen. For example, how many times have you heard a politician prattling on about cutting waste? And how many times did that actually happen?
Well, the good people of Florida CD 22 can point to their member of the House of Representatives as one guy who backs up the talk.
Taking office in January, rookie member Allen West has already, just by taking a good sharp look at the US Defense Dept.'s printing and reproduction practices, managed to shave 10% off, for a saving of $35.7 million in 2012 and nearly $180 million over the next five years. The enabling bill passed 393-0 in the House.
“All government programs must be thoroughly scrutinized, including the Department of Defense,” West said. “After serving 22 years in the United States Army, I am aware of areas where saving money is very possible. My challenge is for every Member of Congress to detect where they can also shave wasteful spending. If that were to happen, one can only imagine what kind of impact that would have on our federal budget.”Exactly.
by Kathy Shaidle
April 4, 2011
In 2008, the Toronto Sun reported that "hundreds of [Greater Toronto Area] Muslim men in polygamous marriages — some with a harem of wives — are receiving welfare and social benefits for each of their spouses, thanks to the city and province, Muslim leaders say."
"Polygamy is a regular part of life for many Muslims," Canadian Society of Muslims president Mumtaz Ali declared bluntly. "Ontario recognizes religious marriages for Muslims and others."
Government officials quickly denied the Muslim leader's claims about immigration law and social benefits regulations. Only one public servant seemed sufficiently concerned. "This is wrong," said city councilor Rob Ford. "They should put a stop to this immediately."
Instead, welfare abuse by Muslims appears to have metastasized across the Western world. Almost three years later, news stories about radical Muslims — often immigrants — engaged in social benefits scams emerge regularly from Europe, Canada, and Australia. Even when they are not involved in fraud, Muslims frequently are overrepresented on welfare rolls, compared with other communities. The statistics from around the globe are jaw-dropping, especially in economically uncertain times.
According to one 2007 source, immigration, of which Muslims comprise a significant part, "costs Sweden at least 40 to 50 billion Swedish kroner [approximately $7 billion] every year … and has greatly contributed to bringing the Swedish welfare state to the brink of bankruptcy." Yet two years earlier, the country's finance minister declared counterintuitively that "more immigrants should be allowed into Sweden in order to safeguard the welfare system."
One Iranian immigrant to Sweden expressed astonishment at his new country's policies: "In Sweden my family encountered a political system that seemed very strange. The interpreter told us that Sweden is a country where the government will put a check into your mailbox each month if you don't work. She explained that there was no reason to get a job." ...
Meanwhile, Canada's most famous welfare recipients — Muslim or otherwise — remain the Khadrs. Confessed war criminal Omar Khadr still resides in Guantanamo Bay, having pleaded guilty to killing a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan in 2002. However, his extended family members, all of whom share his radical views, continue to live on welfare in a Toronto suburb.
Despite the public outrage provoked by the Toronto Sun in 2008, little evidence suggests that the situation has improved in Canada. In early 2011, the Mounties charged Ahmad El-Akhal, a Quebec immigration consultant, with "providing Canadian citizenship documents to hundreds of people in the Middle East so they could collect benefits and tax refunds" to the tune of $500,000. Adding an original twist on the venerable scam, none of the individuals receiving benefits actually lived in Canada. According to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the scheme had been going on since 1999.
This author contacted the officials originally quoted in that Toronto Sun report to ask what is being done about welfare abuse by Muslims. The office of Rob Ford, who is now Toronto mayor, never replied to inquiries. Just one individual, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Community and Social Services, responded — but only with a boilerplate email. Rebecca MacKenzie explained that the ministry is "not able to provide comment on specific cases due to privacy concerns," adding that they "take allegations of fraud very seriously."
Seriousness is long overdue. As an Islamist Watch blog post from 2009 put it, "Only one adjective properly describes a government that funds those who seek its destruction: suicidal."
Why do I have the feeling the situation is no different in BC than in, say Toronto? Been around Yaletown lately? Its like walking around in Bradford. Just sayin'.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
" ... But perhaps what’s most disturbing about Lindsey Graham’s dismal defense of his inclinations to censorship is the lack of even the slightest attempt to underpin his position with any kind of principle. He all but literally wraps himself in the flag, and, once you pry him out of the folds of Old Glory, what you’re left with is a member of the governing class far too comfortable with the idea that he and his colleagues should determine the bounds of public discourse.
I’m sick of that. I’m sick of it in Canada, sick of it in Britain, in Australia, in Europe, and I’m now sick of it in America — in part because, as Senator Graham has demonstrated in his fatuous defense, guys like him aren’t smart enough to set the rules for what the rest of us are allowed to think. In his column in The Australian, James Allan usefully reminds us of what it’s like to live in a world where Grahamesque types presume to regulate individual expression in the cause of identity-group harmony. I like his conclusion:
The only valuable sort of freedom of speech is the sort that allows people to do or to say what others find wrong-headed, offensive, distasteful and intolerant.
Being free to say and do what everyone else wants you to say and do is not a liberty or freedom you will ever have to fight for; it will make little difference to anything . . .
I think any good, well-functioning democracy requires its citizens to man up and grow a thick skin. If you’re offended, tell us why the speaker is wrong. Don’t ask for a court-ordered apology and some two-bit declaration.
I’ll take my chances with blowhard pastors, drearily “transgressive” artists, and flag-burning provocateurs. I’m far more worried about a blundering clod like Graham presuming to protect us from them."
Best comment imho:
Kevin MacDuff: "Political Correctness: The artificial and self-serving elevation of sentimentality over objective truth.
The perfect recipe for corroding Western Civilization into a neutered vestige ripe for Islamic domination."
Stuffing them full of it in the classrooms, now they're takin' it to the street.
Sunday, April 3, 2011
And the Zedeh replies, "Well, someone has to pay retail."
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Friday, April 1, 2011
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Sunday, March 27, 2011
"You shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns or figs of thistles?"Matthew 7:16
And the "left":
If you’re less than impressed with the selection, you take comfort in knowing you’re not alone, but hang on - don’t just shy away at the gag reflex, think it all through a little further: this is a symptom, not the disease.
The travesty that is the canerdian system of government presenting this sorry collection for consideration is the real problem.
I mean, this isn't new, really, look back, where’s the Churchill, the Reagan, the … ?
Oh, and by the way and just by co-inky-dink, how about this guy here in BC?
There's Christy herself peeking down at that aficionado of all things Hitlerian:
more like a three dollar bill, if you know what I mean.
Ottawa's answer to Charles Ponzi:
Pass the sick bag, Ethel.
Of course, who could ever forget (or forgive)?There aren't enuff words, really, are there?
Hey, how 'bout this guy?
Well, you get my drift. A pretty sorry collection indeed. And these are the heavy hitters of canerdian history. These are the guys they put on the money yet. Pitiful.
As a British Columbian, its almost a relief to know that my vote counts for squat in the imperial scheme of things (and I do mean scheme); if I mark the ballot with FREE BC! or write in Groucho Marx it matters not whatever, bu-u-u-t on the other hand, I don't have to try and sleep thinking I helped elect one of these.
We "out" here can only sit back and see what the real canadians come up with for us to pay for this time.
Oh, and if the Biblical quotation should "offend" anyone (Islamabad, I'm looking at you), kindly be advised that I don’t give a rip.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Well, to tell the truth, I really thought I nailed it last year, so I figure to do it the same for ‘011.
It goes without saying to have every light on of course, inside and out and all electronics fired up, (tip- turn the sound off on the TVs, then you can have all the radios on too).
Shower just before the big hour arrives – a session with the hair dryer is a great way to kick off the celebration.
Have plenty of laundry available so to have small loads going in both washer and dryer for the full hour, and get the oven on well ahead of time.
Halfway into Earth Hour – pop two TV dinners (would could be more apt?) into the well-preheated oven, then head out for a nice half hour cruise to nowhere in the SUV, windows down, AC on, tunes cranked, then back home to eat.
A friend of mine adds dropping by Price Smart where they have motion sensor lights in the frozen foods displays. He doesn’t buy anything, just spends a few minutes making the lights go on. Nice touch.
But however you observe Earth Hour, don’t just ignore it, let the Eco-fascists know just where you stand.
H/T for the graphic to Small Dead Animals
Friday, March 25, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
I knew that rang a bell.
And what do you know? Count Iggy in Ottawa has been making the same "open government" noises as Christy*.
Pure coincidence, no doubt.
It seems the BC Medical Association aren’t content just to get rich off a racket that has perfectly qualified doctors from other countries driving cab while people die in hospital corridors for lack of doctors. Well, and loading up on goodies from Big Pharma reps.
Now they figure to get in on the fun/ power trip of social engineering and taxing us all into penury, for our own good of course.
Though, inexplicably it would seem, life expectancies continue to rise, we’re nonetheless deluged with messages that we’re killing ourselves in any number of ways with our terrible habits.
Now the “good doctors” *snort* (let’s lose that cliché once and for all, shall we?) “are calling on government to place a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages.”
I know, how about we, the over-taxed, over-regulated and getting fed up with it call on government, i.e. Ms Family First to tell the BCMA to go brew their potions and give it a rest already?
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Think I'll check the phone book ...
"This Appeared in an Actual Newspaper: December 7 'was the day the Japanese government bombed Pearl Harbor'read on ...
As we’ve seen via the likes of Whoopi Goldberg (who is, your tsking aside, watched daily by millions of women, so yes: on some level, she “matters”) and now, a semi-major U.S. newspaper, the “not all XYZs!!!” formulation is actually gaining traction, rather than being mocked into obscurity, like it should have been when it started almost ten years ago. ...
Now: you already know how I feel about “not all XYZs!!!”
The Journal’s formulation embodies one of the great delusions of our age — that there are bad governments but no bad peoples. “Not all Germans were Nazis” — but enough were and enough of the rest strung along that the qualification is irrelevant. Not all Afghans are Taliban — but the real problem in that wretched land is not “the Afghan government” but the Afghan people. A dozen pages of a Flashman yarn has a sounder grasp of the Afghan psyche than nine years of multilateral “nation-building.” Which is why we’re going round and round in circles in an almighty Groundhogistan where a man gets sentenced to death for converting to Christianity under a court system created, funded, and protected by us. ..."
Monday, March 21, 2011
"It has come to epitomize KAF. The smell of the Poo Pond, ringed by bio-hazard warning, inevitably wafts through every part of the camp. In a way, it has come to represent the view of many infidels who come to Afghanistan to ply their military trade to aid a people who care not either way.
Most Afghans don’t know why we’re here nor would they believe the better future the international community wishes to bring to Morhdorh incarnate, conditioned to believe their Imam’s messages about the Crusader occupier.
As the recent rains have ceased and the sand storms have yet to appear, the mountain ranges flanking KAF bring the Tolkien reference alive. But for the Afghans, there is no ring to rule them all, only Islam, and peculiar cultural habits which exploit children sexually, allow rampant homosexuality and pedophilia, and keep their women uneducated and in perpetual bondage. And of course, there is freedom of religion, but only if you follow Islam. ...
And in spite of the wasted efforts of the international community within this wretched land, one only has to spend a few minutes watching the documentary 102 Minutes That Changed America to remind oneself of why we ended up here, and how far we’ve strayed from the response which is still necessary against the true believers of Islam who will stop at nothing to engulf the planet with their ideology. ..."
You should read it all at Moose and Squirrel.
H/T Blazing Cat Fur
Sunday, March 20, 2011
"IDF forces and local paramedics helped save the life of a Palestinian woman and her newly born infant Wednesday, at the settlement where Fogel relatives are still sitting Shiva for the five Israelis brutally murdered last week.
Just as IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz arrived in Neve Tzuf to offer his condolences, a Palestinian cab raced towards the community's entrance. In it, soldiers and paramedics discovered a Palestinian woman in her 20s in advanced stages of labor and facing a life-threatening situation: The umbilical cord was wrapped around the young baby girl's neck, endangering both her and her mother.
The quick action of settler paramedics and IDF troops deployed in the area saved the mother's and baby's life, prompting great excitement and emotions at the site where residents are still mourning the brutal death of five local family members.
Corporal Haim Levin, 19, an IDF paramedic (pictured), was the first medical team member at the scene and recounted the dramatic situation he faced.
"When I arrived, I saw a woman covered by a blanket in a yellow Palestinian van. I moved closer and saw the baby's head and upper body," he told Ynet. "The umbilical cord was around the baby's neck; the baby was grey and didn't move."
"I first removed the cord from the neck and at the same time asked paramedics to prepare the baby resuscitation kit. I pinched her to see if she's responding, and she started to cry," he said. Paramedics also treated the mother, who was in good condition at that point, Levin said.
Paramedic: We treat everyoneMeanwhile, ambulance driver Orly Shlomo raced to the scene. "We joined the military paramedic and helped him cut off the umbilical cord…without the medical treatment, the fetus and woman faced genuine life danger," she told Ynet.
"It was touching, but I couldn't help but think that a few meters from there, people were sitting Shiva for another baby, who was murdered," she said. "I was touched to see the face of the new baby, but I also thought about the face of the murdered baby."
Gadi Amitun, who heads the Magen David Adom team at Neve Tzuf, said this was not the first time settlers assist Palestinians in distress.
"They know we have a skilled medical team here, and in any case of accident or injury they arrive and we help them," he said. ..."
Saturday, March 19, 2011
(joined in progress)
March 10, 2011 Toronto, Ontario -- Canadian Partnership Against Cancer - $250 million over five years
March 11, 2011 Guelph, Ontario -- Let’s Talk Science - $2 million over four years
March 15, 2011 Surrey, British Columbia -- Youth Gang Prevention Fund - $37.5 million over five years and $7.5 million a year thereafter
March 16, 2011 Quebec City, Quebec -- Jean-Lesage International Airport upgrade - $50 million
March 17, 2011 Brampton, Ontario -- Work-Sharing - $311 million over two years
(and so it continues…)