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Against Unreasonable Searches and Seizures,
Shall Not Be Violated


Saturday, April 02, 2011

Facebook facing lawsuit over intifada incitement page

Even if they've taken down any followups to the jihadist pages that were still there till now, this lawsuit filed against them is exactly what they deserve:
WASHINGTON — Facebook and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg have been hit with a lawsuit seeking more than $1 billion in damages over a page on the social network which called for a "Third Intifada" against Israel.

Facebook this week shut down the "Third Intifada" page, which had almost 500,000 fans, but the lawsuit filed in a court here claims that the social network showed "negligence" by not quickly responding to appeals to remove the page.

Besides awarding damages, the complaint calls on the court to bar Facebook "from allowing the Facebook page titled 'Third Palestinian Intifada,' and other related and similar sites, which advocate violence and death to Jews."

The suit, a copy of which was obtained by technology blog TechCrunch, was filed in DC Superior Court by Larry Klayman, who describes himself in the complaint as "an American citizen of Jewish origin" who is "active in matters concerning the security of Israel and all people."

Klayman also identifies himself as the founder of Freedom Watch, whose website describes it as a political advocacy group dedicated to protecting privacy, free speech and other rights and "our national sovereignty against the incompetent, terrorist state-controlled United Nations."
A billion bucks. I hope they do have to pay in the end. But even if they don't, I figure they'll really be damaged financially. If they were really serious, they would have taken down that page immediately, unlike their erasing the videos about the horrific murder in Itamar just a short time after they were posted. Facebook deserves whatever they get.
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For A Saturday Afternoon

Coltrane's Masterpiece, his great labor of love intended to give thanks and acknowledgement to his Creator for using him as a vessel to spread the music. He believed the talent was not his, but God's through him.

"No road is an easy one, but they all go back to God. God breathes through us so completely . . . so gently we hardly feel it . . . yet, it is our everything."

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Video: Now Is It Time to Impeach Barack Hussein Obama?

Make of the following what you will (hat tip to Zilla of the Resistance):

Impeachment won't happen, of course. Obama is going to go his merry way and continue to disregard and violate our Constitution.

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Somali Muslims in Minnesota balk at giving children cures for measles

It's already been reported that there was a sex-slave ring busted in Minnesota, run by Somali Muslims. Now, in another story about the same community, there appears to be some kind of superstition running around that's undermining proper care for the children:
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Health officials struggling to contain a measles outbreak that's hit Minneapolis' large Somali community are running into resistance from parents who fear the vaccine could give their children autism.

Fourteen confirmed measles cases have been reported in Minnesota since February. Half have been in Somali children. Six of them were not vaccinated, and one was not old enough for shots. State officials have linked all but one of the cases to an unvaccinated Somali infant who returned from a trip to Kenya in February.

Amid the outbreak, a now-discredited British researcher who claimed there was a link between vaccines and autism has been meeting with local Somalis. Some worry Andrew Wakefield is stoking vaccination fears, though organizers say the meetings are merely a chance for parents to ask him questions.
So not only do some superstitions run amok with this community's that's adhering to Muhammed's horrific teachings, they're even associating themselves with one of the worst products of Britain's PC movement. Measles aren't that common today thanks to better medicine, but this suggests that, if some Muslim communities maintain a terrible notion of health care, then this is the result.
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9 More Killed, 81 Wounded, School Torched In Koran Burning Protests

This is besides those killed (and 2 beheaded) yesterday.

And whether you agree with the Koran Burning or not, Terry Jones is in no way responsible for this, no more so than anyone drawing a cartoon of Mo.


Deadly Protests for Koran Burning Reach Kandahar

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Violent protests over the burning of a Koran in Florida flared for a second straight day, with young men rampaging through the streets of this southern capital, flying Taliban flags and wielding sticks.

Nine people were killed and 81 injured in the disturbances, all from bullet wounds, according to Abdul Qayoum Pakhla, head of the provincial health department. One of the dead was a police officer. Kandahar has long been the heartland of the Taliban insurgency but has been relatively quiet in recent months since a surge of additional American troops arrived here.

The protests here came a day after a mob overran the headquarters of the United Nations in Mazar-i-Sharif Friday, killing 12 persons, seven of them international staff. The mob gathered after three mullahs at Friday Prayer urged action in response to the Koran burning by a pastor, Terry Jones, in Florida on March 20.

In Kandahar, several thousand young men, shouting slogans calling for death to Americans and to the Karzai government, were still rioting after several hours on Saturday, setting tires aflame throughout the city, burning cars and attacking journalists trying to cover the disorder. Shops and businesses were closed and most people stayed off the street. Many of the protesters were waving the white flag of the Taliban.

Police said that some of the protestors were armed, and Afghan authorities used live ammunition on occasion to quell the disturbances, which continued all day. Of the 16 arrested, seven were armed, officials said.

Zalmai Ayoubi, spokesman for the provincial governor, said the rioters attacked the Zarghona Ana High School for Girls, burning some classrooms and a school bus. The school is supported by the United States Agency for International Development. The Taliban have opposed girls’ education.

A spokesman for the American military in Kandahar, Lt. Col. Web Wright, said relatively small crowds were involved in the disturbances, with the biggest group of about 100 demonstrators gathered outside the governor’s offices. So far, no coalition military had been targeted. “If we need to get involved we will, but now we’re content to let the Afghan national security forces handle it,” he said.

Although Mazar-i-Sharif has little or no Taliban presence, Kandahar has significant numbers of residents who sympathize with the insurgents.

There were also demonstrations over the Koran burning on Friday and Saturday in Kabul, and on Friday in Herat, in eastern Afghanistan. Both were peaceful and lightly attended.

The latest demonstrations were sparked by sermons at Friday Prayer this week over the Koran burning. A week earlier, Friday Prayer had not provoked such reactions, even though the Koran burning had already taken place.

Both Afghan and international news media had initially played down or ignored the action of Mr. Jones, the Florida pastor. This Thursday, however, President Hamid Karzai made a speech and issued statements condemning the Koran burning and calling for the arrest of Mr. Jones for his actions. On Friday that theme was picked up in mosques throughout Afghanistan.

There is no provision in American law for arresting anyone for burning a Koran, or for that matter a Bible, which the courts would consider protected free speech.

“Karzai brought this issue back to life, and he has to take some responsibility for starting this up,” said a prominent Afghan businessman, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of concern over retribution if he was publicly critical of the president.

“Karzai’s speech itself provoked people to take such actions,” said Qayum Baabak, a political analyst in Mazar-i-Sarif. “Karzai should have called on people to be patient rather than making people more angry.”

Officials in Mazar-i-Sharif blamed Taliban agitators from other provinces for stirring up violence in the Friday protests there. Zemarai Bashary, the spokesman for the Ministry of Interior in Kabul, said a high-level delegation had been sent to Mazar-i-Sharif to investigate the cause of the attack, including whether Taliban were involved and why police were not able to prevent the bloodshed inside the U.N. compound.

A spokesman for the Taliban, however, denied that the insurgents had any role in the disturbances in either Mazar or Kandahar. “This was the reaction of the people of Afghanistan,” said Zabiullah Mujahid.

Also on Saturday, a team of suicide bombers attempted to breach the front gate at an American military base in Kabul, Camp Phoenix, according to Mohammed Zahir, chief of the Criminal Investigation Division of the Kabul Police. Two of them were disguised as women, wearing full-length burqas, and two others were carrying small arms, he said. One of the burqa-clad bombers blew up at the gate of the camp, and the other managed to get about five yards inside the gate before also detonating. The other two attackers were shot and killed by guards before they could enter, he said.

None of the defenders were injured or killed, authorities said.


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Let Them Smell Bacon!

From the Daily Mail (hat tip to Bare Naked Islam):
A cafe owner was yesterday celebrating victory after a six-month legal battle to fry bacon triggered by Muslim complaints.

Beverley Akciecek, 49, was ordered to tear down an extractor fan after a neighbour told council bosses his Muslim friends refused to visit his home because of the ‘foul odour’.

Graham Webb-Lee said the smell made them feel ‘physically sick’.

Mrs Akciecek and her husband Cetin, 50 – himself a Turkish Muslim – spent months struggling to pay legal fees and worrying about the future of their business.

Now the planning inspectorate has announced that they can keep the extractor fan at the Snack Shack cafe in Stockport.

The council has been ordered to pay the entire legal bill, which could be as high as £5,000....
In the bigger scheme of things, this victory doesn't matter much. The West has so many national leaders who are moving in exactly the opposite direction.

And just you wait....One of these days, Islamomaniacs somewhere in the world will go on a rampage because one of their ummah friends has to smell bacon, much like the recent murderous rampage in Afghanistan over the burning of a Koran by a fringe pastor in Florida.

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Discard Senate Confirmation of Appointees?

(With a hat tip to Bunkerville)

From the Examiner:
Group of Senators push to shield more Obama appointees from confirmation

Once confirmed, political appointees can operate relatively under the radar, making new rules that have widespread implications but aren't well known out of the small community of people who follow these issues carefully. Presidential appointments are one way the White House can impose its agenda on the nation without having to actually pass legislation.Now, a group of Senators is pushing to eliminate the confirmation process for 200 of these positions -- removing the one check on them.
Read the rest HERE.

Note the Senators involved: Rules Committee Chairman Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., the committee’s top Republican Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and the heads of the House Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., and Susan Collins, R-Maine.

What the hell is going on?

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Are U.S. government microwave mind-control tests causing TV presenters' brains to melt down?

From the Daily Mail:
A bizarre spate of television presenters dissolving into on-air gibberish has sparked claims that the U.S. military could be to blame.

In four high-profile cases, the latest involving fast-talking Judge Judy, the presenters have started off speaking properly but have then descended into undecipherable nonsense - looking confused and unstable. 

The frequency of the 'attacks' - and the fact that recorded examples of the mental meltdowns have been popular on websites - has led to conspiracy theorists pointing the finger at shadowy government experiments.
Judge Judy
Latest victim: Judge Judy Sheindlin had to stop her courtroom TV show on Wednesday after descending into nonsensical language

A popular theory being circulated online blames the U.S. Military’s supposed research into using microwaves as a mind control weapon.

America has never admitted conducting such research but proponents say the effects - produced by microwave signals stimulating the brain with fake images and voices - exactly mimic those displayed in the recent on-air breakdowns.

As to why the Pentagon might be targeting U.S. television presenters, the microwave theorists are less clear.
Just so you know, when this happens to us it has nothing to do with the microwave and everything to do with whiskey.
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Bernard Lewis: BYE BYE ARAB TYRANNIES, but the U.S. should not push for quick, Western-style elections

Note the stupidity of the reporter and the bias …WSJ

Princeton, N.J.

‘What Went Wrong?” That was the explosive title of a December 2001 book by historian Bernard Lewis about the decline of the Muslim world. Already at the printer when 9/11 struck, the book rocketed the professor to widespread public attention, and its central question gripped Americans for a decade.

Now, all of a sudden, there’s a new question on American minds: What Might Go Right?

Bland assertion of positive only results. Bari Weiss ASSUMES ‘voting’ = good things for america and things going right. In the LONG HAUL of hundreds of years that’s probably correct. I mean it was right for Japan and Germany in 1932, WASN’T IT? I am reading along as I post as this SEEMS to negate the possibility that things could go even MORE WRONG …. FOR US.

To find out, I made a pilgrimage to the professor’s bungalow in Princeton, N.J., where he’s lived since 1974 when he joined Princeton’s faculty from London’s School of Oriental and African Studies.

Two months shy of his 95th birthday, Mr. Lewis has been writing history books since before World War II. By 1950, he was already a leading scholar of the Arab world, and after 9/11, the vice president and the Pentagon’s top brass summoned him to Washington for his wisdom.

“I think that the tyrannies are doomed,” Mr. Lewis says as we sit by the windows in his library, teeming with thousands of books in the dozen or so languages he’s mastered. “The real question is what will come instead.”

For Americans who have watched protesters in Tunisia, Egypt, Iran, Libya, Bahrain and now Syria stand up against their regimes, it has been difficult not to be intoxicated by this revolutionary moment. Mr. Lewis is “delighted” by the popular movements and believes that the U.S. should do all it can to bolster them. But he cautions strongly against insisting on Western-style elections in Muslim lands.

Intoxicated? Weiss again refuses to CONSIDER HIMSELF (OR HERSELF) the FACT, THE UTTER FACT that every poll, and every vote yet taken anywhere in the middle east reveals that what is wanted by somewhere between the largest plurality to the LARGE majority is QURAN IN GOVT.

“We have a much better chance of establishing—I hesitate to use the word democracy—but some sort of open, tolerant society, if it’s done within their systems, according to their traditions. Why should we expect them to adopt a Western system? And why should we expect it to work?” he asks.

Sorry, Berny but here I have to worry about you. Nowhere in the arab/muslim world are Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Bahai, etc going to be TOLERATED as they truly exist. Just ask the Christians in the new democracy of Iraq. Nowhere will people VIOLATE the Quran by defending a Christian’s believer’s DESPISED right to proselytize because they KNOW this is defending their own rights. These people are going to vote in a ulema, which may or may not allow another election on schedule. Will that be 'better'? If it's worse for my kids do you think I really care enough to worry if it's better for the denizens belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood? You think if it's better for them they will stop hating us?

This is a good article for Dr. Lewis thoughts, especially when he rounds to Tunisia.


Where I differ after all the conversations, I have had is where it always falls. Those who vote in whatever laws they want or need right our of their head MUST violate the Quran (i.e. the BIG GUY’S AUTHORITY) to do so …SOONER OR LATER. Those who want an ‘open, tolerant society’ must defend to the death, rights they despise and people they despise and those who are condemned in the Quran.

I want to see someone reason their way around that without RELIGIOUS AND CIVIL WAR in arab/muslim societies.

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Friday, April 01, 2011

Neil Young


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Slaves Of The State?

This should make your blood run cold.

From this article in the Wall Street Journal (hat tip to Weasel Zippers):
...More Americans work for the government than work in construction, farming, fishing, forestry, manufacturing, mining and utilities combined. We have moved decisively from a nation of makers to a nation of takers. Nearly half of the $2.2 trillion cost of state and local governments is the $1 trillion-a-year tab for pay and benefits of state and local employees. Is it any wonder that so many states and cities cannot pay their bills?

Every state in America today except for two—Indiana and Wisconsin—has more government workers on the payroll than people manufacturing industrial goods....
Also from the article:
This is an almost exact reversal of the situation in 1960, when there were 15 million workers in manufacturing and 8.7 million collecting a paycheck from the government.
Read the entire essay at the above link.

Let's not kid ourselves. With the government as the major employer, people will be even more inclined to vote their own entitlements and even less inclined to voice opposition to policies that bring about those entitlements.

I know for a fact that when I worked for the county school system I was less inclined to be politically active, specifically, politically active as a conservative. And, honestly, I didn't want to risk losing my job.

Exactly how can the United States remain a major world power if the government is the primary employer and the employer of choice?

I tell you this: I'm glad that I'm as old as I am and will not be around to see what America will become in another generation.

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Obama's Chickens Are Coming Home To Roost

This is just too funny! (Thanks to Alexander Munch)

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But the previous occupant is still Bushitler … LEFT:American revenge on others is GOOD

The Daily Beast is a news cum left side site a bit milder than HuffPo

America’s Libyan Revenge

by Andrew Roberts

Forget U.N. resolutions! After decades of Gaddafi’s deadly attacks and his support for terrorist groups across the world, America has every right to seek revenge, says Andrew Roberts.

In all the discussion of where, if anywhere, American strategic interests lie in regard to Libya, one very obvious motivation for U.S. action seems to be being ignored: Vengeance. Yet the certain knowledge that the West will eventually take revenge for terrorist crimes committed even as long ago as the 1970s and 1980s is itself a vital strategic interest. Rogue states must always know that there is no such thing as a statute of limitations on murder, and that even after four decades, the slate has not been wiped clean. The demand for vengeance is not a high-sounding principle of the kind that President Obama might like to intone in his recent speech to the nation, but it has always been an invaluable weapon in the realm of international relations, and its visceral righteousness demands far more respect than windy resolutions of the U.N. Security Council.

Article - Roberts Libya JustifiedA U.S. missile exploded near Tripoli, Libya, on March 29. (Photo: Mahmud Turkia, AFP / Getty Images)


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It is so awesome to see Farrakhan turn on Obama like this. Frankly, while I do not agree with Obama on many issues, this means Obama is actually being somewhat responsible to the office of the Presidency, rather than to his insane constituency.
Farrakhan defends Libya's Gadhafi as 'brother'

Warning that destruction could be on America's doorstep because it oppresses “God's chosen people,” Minister Louis Farrakhan, the controversial Nation of Islam leader, defended Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi today, calling the U.S. action in Libya hypocrisy.

Speaking from the pulpit of Chicago's Mosque Maryam, the Nation of Islam's international headquarters, purchased 40 years ago with a $3 million loan from Gadhafi, Farrakhan blamed demons for altering President Barack Obama's moral conscience and driving the assault on Gadhafi, who he calls a brother.

“It is a terrible thing for me to hear my brother called all these ugly and filthy names when I can't recognize him as that,” Farrakhan said to the crowd assembled at the mosque on Chicago's South Side. “Even though the current tide is moving against him … how can I refuse to raise my voice in his defense? Why would I back down from those who have given so much?”
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Hillary on Assad : “HE IS A REFORMER” LMAO, TWICE

What is truly amazing is that I am unsure if THEY actually listen to themselves and BELIEVE THIS SHIT

Many of the members of Congress of both parties who have gone to Syria in recent months have said they believe he’s a reformer

— Hillary Clinton on Bashar al-Assad, March 27

Few things said by this administration in its two years can match this one for moral bankruptcy and strategic incomprehensibility.

First, it’s demonstrably false. It was hoped that President Assad would be a reformer when he inherited his father’s dictatorship a decade ago. Being a London-educated eye doctor, he received the full Yuri Andropov treatment — the assumption that having been exposed to Western ways, he’d been Westernized. Wrong. Assad has run the same iron-fisted Alawite police state as did his father.

Bashar made promises of reform during the short-lived Arab Spring of 2005. The promises were broken. During the current brutally suppressed protests, his spokeswoman made renewed promises of reform. Then Wednesday, appearing before parliament, Assad was shockingly defiant. He offered no concessions. None.

Second, Clinton’s statement is morally obtuse. Here are people demonstrating against a dictatorship that repeatedly uses live fire on its own people, a regime that in 1982 killed 20,000 in Hama and then paved the dead over. Here are insanely courageous people demanding reform — and the U.S. secretary of state tells the world that the thug ordering the shooting of innocents already is a reformer, thus effectively endorsing the Baath party line — “We are all reformers,” Assad told parliament — and undermining the demonstrators’ cause.

Third, it’s strategically incomprehensible. Sometimes you cover for a repressive ally because you need it for U.S. national security. Hence our muted words about Bahrain. Hence our slow response on Egypt. But there are rare times when strategic interest and moral imperative coincide completely. Syria is one such — a monstrous police state whose regime consistently works to thwart U.S. interests in the region.

During the worst days of the Iraq war, this regime funneled terrorists into Iraq to fight U.S. troops and Iraqi allies. It is dripping with Lebanese blood as well, being behind the murder of independent journalists and democrats, including former prime minister Rafiq al-Hariri. This year, it helped topple the pro-Western government of Hariri’s son, Saad, and put Lebanon under the thumb of the virulently anti-Western Hezbollah. Syria is a partner in nuclear proliferation with North Korea. It is Iran’s agent and closest Arab ally, granting it an outlet on the Mediterranean. Those two Iranian warships that went through the Suez Canal in February docked at the Syrian port of Latakia, a long-sought Iranian penetration of the Mediterranean.

Yet here was the secretary of state covering for the Syrian dictator against his own opposition. And it doesn’t help that Clinton tried to walk it back two days later by saying she was simply quoting others. Rubbish. Of the myriad opinions of Assad, she chose to cite precisely one: reformer. That’s an endorsement, no matter how much she later pretends otherwise.

And it’s not just the words; it’s the policy behind it. This delicacy toward Assad is dismayingly reminiscent of President Obama’s response to the 2009 Iranian uprising during which he was scandalously reluctant to support the demonstrators, while repeatedly reaffirming the legitimacy of the brutal theocracy suppressing them.

Why? Because Obama wanted to remain “engaged” with the mullahs — so that he could talk them out of their nuclear weapons. We know how that went.

The same conceit animates his Syria policy — keep good relations with the regime so that Obama can sweet-talk it out of its alliance with Iran and sponsorship of Hezbollah.

Another abject failure. Syria has contemptuously rejected Obama’s blandishments — obsequious visits from Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry and the return of the first U.S. ambassador to Damascus since the killing of Hariri. Assad’s response? An even tighter and more ostentatious alliance with Hezbollah and Iran.

Our ambassador in Damascus should demand to meet the demonstrators and visit the wounded. If refused, he should be recalled to Washington. And rather than “deplore the crackdown,” as did Clinton in her walk-back, we should be denouncing it in forceful language and every available forum, including the U.N. Security Council.

No one is asking for a Libya-style rescue. Just simple truth-telling. If Kerry wants to make a fool of himself by continuing to insist that Assad is an agent of change, well, it’s a free country. But Clinton speaks for the nation.

letters@charleskrauthamm er.com

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CUCKOO PARADE - Afghanistan:At Least Seven Killed During Koran Burning Protest at U.N. Office in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan official says seven people have been killed at a U.N. office in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif when a Koran burning protest turned violent.

Demonstrators stormed the U.N. office Friday, opening fire on guards and setting fires inside the compound after reports that a Florida pastor burned a copy of the Muslim holy book.

Gen. Daud Daud, commander of Afghan National Police in several northern provinces, says the dead included five guards working for U.N. and two other people employed at the complex. He says one other person was wounded.

A spokesman for Balkh province, Munir Ahmad Farhad, says several hundred demonstrators were peacefully protesting the purported burning when the gathering suddenly turned violent.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/04/01/seven-killed-koran-burning-protest-headquarters-afghanistan/#ixzz1IHfbFlbx
What a shock! Imagine a Quran burning turning violent.

In Afpak.

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