Thursday, February 25, 2016

Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Bill Passes US House?

Bill to Label CAIR, Brotherhood As Terror Org. Passes Committee. The House heard how the activities of the Brotherhood constitute acts of terrorism under the Immigration and Nationality Act.

A Congressional bill to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as terrorist organization passed the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday, February 25. The bill identifies three Brotherhood entities in the U.S. including the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

The Muslim Brotherhood is not currently banned in the U.S. because it is not listed as a Foreign Terrorist Organization. Hamas, its Palestinian wing is designated as a terror group, but the group a whole is allowed to operate freely in the U.S.

The legislation reviews the Brotherhood's terrorist history and how it has been banned by the governments of Egypt, Russia, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Syria. Egypt has released videos showing the Brotherhood's involvement in terrorism and the Egyptian government's website warns about the Brotherhood lobby in the United States.

Monday, February 22, 2016

3+ million Muslims in US and Growing Rapidly

A new estimate of the U.S. Muslim population. Total American Muslim population share projected to grow. Pew Research Center estimates that there were about 3.3 million Muslims of all ages living in the United States in 2015. This means that Muslims made up about 1% of the total U.S. population (about 322 million people in 2015), and we estimate that that share will double by 2050.

Our new estimate of Muslims and other faiths is based on a demographic projection that models growth in the American Muslim population since our 2011 estimate and includes both adults and children. The projection uses data on age, fertility, mortality, migration and religious switching drawn from multiple sources, including the 2011 survey of Muslim Americans.

According to our current estimate, there are fewer Muslims of all ages in the U.S. than there are Jews by religion (5.7 million) but more than there are Hindus (2.1 million) and many more than there are Sikhs.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Trump’s Victories The Rejection Of Bush Republicanism

Bush fired by Trump?
WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump comfortably defeated his Republican presidential rivals on Saturday in South Carolina's GOP primary. Trump's resounding victory isn’t simply a boon to his prospects for winning the Republican presidential nomination, an outcome once thought impossible that is looking increasingly more plausible.

It is also an embarrassing repudiation of conservative orthodoxy that has dominated Republican politics for decades. It suggests that the party's intellectual leaders, who organized the base around the National Review/Weekly Standard consensus -- small government, free trade, pro-Israel, deregulation, low taxes, social conservatism and an aggressive foreign policy -- have been generals of a phantom army.

The troops, instead, are marching with Trump, who bested his rivals in South Carolina by campaigning against nearly everything the Bush family, the Republican Party and neoconservatives who supported military interventions advocated for.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Donald Trump Vs Latino-Socialist Pope Francis

Donald Trump is now embroiled in a holy war with Pope Francis over immigration. The pontiff, ending a trip to Mexico, told reporters Thursday that anyone advocating building a wall — as Trump has between Mexico and the US — is “not Christian.”

Trump responded swiftly, issuing a signed statement slamming the leader of the world’s Catholics as “disgraceful” for questioning his religion. Francis was asked by a reporter flying back with him from Mexcio, “Can a good Catholic vote for this man [Trump]?”

The pope responded: “Thank God he said I was a politician, because Aristotle defined the human person as ‘animal politicus.’ So at least I am a human person. As to whether I am a pawn — well, maybe, I don’t know. I’ll leave that up to your judgment and that of the people.

“And then, a person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian. This is not in the gospel. As far as what you said about whether I would advise to vote or not to vote, I am not going to get involved in that. I say only that this man is not Christian if he said things like that. We must see if he said things in that way and in this I give the benefit of the doubt.”

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Nike Cuts Off Pacquiao For Saying Gays Below Animals

Nike cuts ties with Manny Pacquiao after derogatory homophobic comments. Nike terminated its endorsement contract with boxer Manny Pacquiao on Wednesday after he made derogatory remarks about same-sex couples.

"We find Manny Pacquiao's comments abhorrent," the company said in a statement. "Nike strongly opposes discrimination of any kind and has a long history of supporting and standing up for the rights of the LGBT community." Based on Pacquiao's comments, a spokesman confirmed that he is no longer on the company's endorsement roster. Pacquiao, 37, had endorsed Nike for a little more than eight years.

On Thursday, Pacquiao said he respects Nike's decision to drop him but stood pat on his opposition to same-sex marriage and added that he is happy that "a lot of people were alarmed by the truth." Pacquiao's original remarks were made to a Filipino television station earlier this week

"Have you seen any animal having male-to-male or female-to-female relations?" Pacquiao said. "If you have male-to-male or female-to-female [relationships], then people are worse than animals."

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

US Supreme Court Justice Scalia’s Death A Murder?

Conspiracy theories swirl around the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. The top elected official in the Texas county where Antonin Scalia was found dead says the U.S. Supreme Court Justice died of natural causes.

But two days after Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died suddenly in remote West Texas, a former D.C. homicide commander is raising questions about how the death was handled by local and federal authorities.

“As a former homicide commander, I am stunned that no autopsy was ordered for Justice Scalia,” William O. Ritchie, former head of criminal investigations for D.C. police, wrote in a post on Facebook on Sunday.

Scalia was found dead in his room at a luxury hunting resort in the state’s Big Bend region by the resort’s owner. It took hours for authorities to find a justice of the peace. When they did, Presidio County Judge Cinderela Guevara pronounced Scalia dead of natural causes without seeing the body — which is permissible under Texas law — and without ordering an autopsy.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Narconomics: How Drug Cartels Operate Like McDonald’s

When Tom Wainwright became the Mexico correspondent for The Economist in 2010, he found himself covering the country's biggest businesses, including the tequila trade, the oil industry and the commerce of illegal drugs.

"I found that one week I'd be writing about the car business and the next week I'd be writing about the drugs business," Wainwright tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. "I gradually came to see that the two actually were perhaps more similar than people normally recognize."

During the three years he spent in Mexico and Central and South America, Wainwright discovered that the cartels that control the region's drug trade use business models that are surprisingly similar to those of big-box stores and franchises. For instance, they have exclusive relationships with their "suppliers" (the farmers who grow the coca plants) that allow the cartels to keep the price of cocaine stable even when crop production is disrupted.

"The theory is that the cartels in the area have what economists call a 'monopsony,' [which is] like a monopoly on buying in the area," Wainwright says. "This rang a bell with me because it's something that people very often say about Wal-Mart."

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Bill Of Rights of The United States Of America (1791)

The first 10 amendments to the Constitution make up the Bill of Rights. Written by James Madison in response to calls from several states for greater constitutional protection for individual liberties, the Bill of Rights lists specific prohibitions on governmental power. The Virginia Declaration of Rights, written by George Mason, strongly influenced Madison.

One of the many points of contention between Federalists and Anti-Federalists was the Constitution’s lack of a bill of rights that would place specific limits on government power. Federalists argued that the Constitution did not need a bill of rights, because the people and the states kept any powers not given to the federal government. Anti-Federalists held that a bill of rights was necessary to safeguard individual liberty.

Madison, then a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, went through the Constitution itself, making changes where he thought most appropriate. But several Representatives, led by Roger Sherman, objected that Congress had no authority to change the wording of the Constitution itself. Therefore, Madison’s changes were presented as a list of amendments that would follow Article VII.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Burma’s Escobar: Parliament Speaker A Narco Warlord

After National League for Democracy (NLD) has confirmed the speakers and deputy speakers of the upcoming parliaments today, questions have been raising regarding with the deputy speaker of the Lower House T Khun Myat relating with the drug issue.

The NLD chairperson Aung San Suu Kyi selected Win Myint as the Lower House Speaker, T Khun Myat as Deputy Lower House Speaker, Mann Win Khaing Than as the Upper House Speaker and Aye Thar Aung as Deputy Upper House Speaker, according to Win Htein, the central executive committee member of the NLD.  

Suu Kyi confirmed that when she met with the NLD representatives in Zabbuthiri Hall located in parliament compound this morning. Win Myint and Mann Win Khaing Than are from the NLD and T Khun Myat is from the Union Solidarity and Development Party and Aye Thar Aung is from Arakan National Party.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Dictatorship American Style, Obama, Then Trump?

Progressives apotheosized the dictatorship of the majority. Now they finally have reason to fear it. In The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon, Karl Marx famously blamed the French bourgeoisie for the dictatorship of Louis-Napoleon. The dictatorship “was contained in a finished state within the parliamentary republic,” wrote Marx. “It only required a bayonet thrust for the bubble to burst and the monster to spring forth before our eyes.”

Marx was right about some things, and that was one of them. It’s a lesson progressives should keep in mind as they behold the rise of Donald Trump. An American dictatorship is now a realistic possibility, because 80 years of progressive politics have left us with its vital elements fully contained within our system of government.

Since the administrations of Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt, progressive presidents have been loosening the Constitution’s constraints on executive power, Obama most of all. We could soon find that the only things standing between us and the bubble’s bursting are the forbearance and wisdom of Donald Trump.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Obama Brazenly Attends Baltimore Terror Mosque

Obama attends his first public prayers at Baltimore Mosque.
Obama ignores evidence of Baltimore Mosque’s ties to terror and paid presidential visit for center that condoned suicide bombing. There are now 3,186 mosques in America and nearly 80 percent of them have been opened since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

President Obama ignored evidence from law enforcement warning him that the Baltimore mosque he plans to visit as a gesture of religious tolerance has a long history of ties to terrorism, according to the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT). The mosque’s leaders, who will host the president on Wednesday,  have also made outrageous anti-Israel statements.

IPT founder and executive director Steve Emerson told WND his organization was told by FBI sources that Obama was presented the evidence against the Islamic Society of Baltimore. According to Emerson’s investigation, federal law enforcement officials told him they were asked about whether the Baltimore mosque had engaged in radical politics or was connected in any way to terrorism in the past. “They prepared memos for the president’s aides that specifically laid out the sordid history and nexus to terrorism of the Islamic Society of Baltimore,” Emerson told WND.

Muslim Obama’s Deadly Bias Against Syrian Christians

ISIS mass execution of Christians in Syria.
Numbers Shows Obama Admin has Institutional Bias Against Syrian Christians. In Syria 10 percent of the population is Christian yet only 2.4 percent of the refugees entering the US from Syria are Christian.

Clearly the Obama administration has bias against the persecuted Christians from Syria. Yet there is an active genocide of Christians in Syria. Jihadists in Syria have “graduated” from murdering Christians and pillaging churches to offering Christians as a human sacrifice to Allah.

President Obama made headlines today in reaction to a question from the press regarding the possibility of taking in Syrian Christian and other religious minorities ahead or in place of Syrian Muslims (Syria is majority Sunni Muslim nation.) The President responded aggressively claiming such a policy was, “… not American. That’s not who we are. We don’t have religious tests to our compassion.”

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

German Media Reports News “To Merkel’s Liking”

Top German Journalist Admits Live On Air National News Agenda Set By Government. A retired media boss at a major German state broadcaster has admitted his network and others take orders from the government on what — and what not — to report.

National public service broadcaster Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF), which was recently forced into a humiliating apology for their silence on migrant violence and sex assault is being drawn into a fresh scandal after one of their former bureau chiefs admitted the company takes orders from the government on what it reports. He said journalists received instructions to write news that would be “to Ms. Merkel’s liking”.

Former head of ZDF Bonn Dr. Wolfgang Herles make the remarks during a radio event (from minute 27) in Berlin where journalists discussed the media landscape. Moving on to the freedom of the press, the panel chair asked Dr. Herles whether things in Germany had got “seriously out of whack”. With an honesty perhaps unusual in Germany, Dr. Herles replied that ordinary Germans were totally losing faith in the media, something he called a “scandal”. He said:

Monday, February 1, 2016

1,000+ Year Old Buddhist City Found In Bangladesh

The remains of an estimated 1,000-year-old temple and city have been found in Munshiganj District’s Bikrampur, one of the oldest archaeological sites in Bangladesh. The Bikrampur temple, estimated to be 1,000 years old found in Bangladesh had links to venerated ancient Buddhist scholar.

According to The Daily Star , an ancient Buddhist temple featuring unique architectural elements has been discovered 23 feet (seven meters) beneath the ground. Buddhist history sites the grounds as where Atish Dipankar (980-1053) is thought to have spent his early life. Dipankar is known as a venerated Buddhist scholar and philosopher born over a thousand years ago.

The Daily Star reports that archaeology professor Sufi Mustafizur Rahman of Jahangirnagar University, and research director of the project spoke at a press conference about the temple and excavation project.

Saudis Spent Billions On 24,000+ Pakistani Madrassas

Washington: About 24,000 'madrassas' in Pakistan are funded by Saudi Arabia which has unleashed a "tsunami of money" to "export intolerance", a top American senator has said adding that the US needs to end its effective acquiescence to the Saudi sponsorship of radical Islamism. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Connecticut) said Pakistan is the best example of where money coming from Saudi Arabia is funnelled to religious schools that nurture hatred and terrorism. 

"In 1956, there were 244 madrassas in Pakistan. Today, there are 24,000. These schools are multiplying all over the globe. These schools, by and large, don't teach violence. They aren't the minor leagues for al-Qaeda or ISIS. But they do teach a version of Islam that leads very nicely into anti-Shia, anti-Western militancy. Those 24,000 religious schools in Pakistan thousands of them are funded with money that originates in Saudi Arabia," Murphy said in an address yesterday to the Council on Foreign Relations, a top American think-tank.

According to some estimates, since the 1960s, the Saudis have funnelled over USD 100 billion into funding schools and mosques all over the world with the mission of spreading puritanical Wahhabi Islam. As a point of comparison, researchers estimate that the former Soviet Union spent about USD 7 billion exporting its communist ideology from 1920-1991.

"Less-well-funded governments and other strains of Islam can hardly keep up with the tsunami of money behind this export of intolerance," Murphy said. "The uncomfortable truth is for all the positive aspects of our alliance with Saudi Arabia, there is another side to Saudi Arabia that we can no longer afford to ignore as our fight against Islamic extremism becomes more focused and more complicated," he said.