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The Right of the People to be Secure in their Persons, Houses, Papers, and Effects,
Against Unreasonable Searches and Seizures,
Shall Not Be Violated


Saturday, April 25, 2015

Zawinul Syndicate Live in Paris

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Al Qaeda Hostage’s Family Paid $250,000 For Release, Obama Regime Didn’t Tell Them He’d Been Killed In January So They Continued To Negotiate

What Difference Does It Make? He's Barack Obama!

From the New York Post:
The al Qaeda captors of now-slain hostage Warren Weinstein pocketed $250,000 in ransom money from his family in 2012, before reneging on the secret deal, according to a Pakistani intermediary. 
The captors even continued to negotiate with the intermediary for weeks after the 73-year-old American aid worker was accidentally killed in a US drone strike in January. 
After that strike, the kidnappers spoke of handing Weinstein over to ISIS, never hinting he was dead, according to the intermediary, who spoke directly with the terrorists. 
The ransom money — in $100 bills — had been handed over to kidnappers in Peshawar in northwestern Pakistan about a year after his capture. 
“The money was delivered, but he [Weinstein] didn’t show up,” the intermediary said. “The money was delivered, but he [Weinstein] didn’t show up,” the intermediary said. 
Pakistani authorities even had a helicopter ready to fly Weinstein to the US Embassy in Islamabad. 
Instead, the kidnappers, who called themselves Afghans and never admitted they were with al Qaeda, made new demands.
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Yet Another Reason To Say, "Fuck Islam"

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Anti-Semitic Class Taught At UC Riverside Is Not Being Pulled

Undergrad Tina Matar Teaches The Class

From Shalom Life:
Outraged students and pro-Israel groups are up in arms over a new course being taught at the University of California Riverside. The class, called “Palestine & Israel: Settler-Colonialism and Apartheid,” labels Jewish citizens of Israel as “occupiers,” and tries to discredit their claims to their homeland. 
The class is being taught by Tina Matar, an undergrad student at the school. Matar is also part of the university's Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) chapter, and has (along with other members of the SJP) voiced her support of Hamas and other terrorist groups committing genocide against the Jewish peoples. Matar, along with the SJP, have also tried to get the school to boycott Israel, and partake in the BDS movement at campuses around the globe. 
Currently the Riverside campus is partaking in the BDS movement, and their vote to do so made headlines when Jewish students began to get heckled on campus, with people yelling that Hamas had taken over the school. 
The class, which pro-Israel groups are calling a violation of school policy that prohibits political indoctrination in the classroom, is being sponsored by David Lloyd, an English professor at the school who is openly supportive of boycotting Israel, and a supporter of the SJP. 
Over twenty organizations have been in contact with UC Riverside, asking them to remove the class as it’s anti-Semitic. From Christians United for Israel, the National Conference on Jewish Affairs, and even to the AMCHA Initiative, they've all reached out to try and have it banned.
What kind of class is this that an Undergrad is teaching it?

The chick looks like an attention-whore.

I could be wrong, but I believe this is another photo of her, from her Facebook page:

Sorry about my little "micro-agression" in calling her a whore.

Actually, that might not be a micro-aggression at all. That may be a full-on rape.

You'd have to clue me in.

If it is a rape, does that mean this Muslima is subject to Honor Killing?

God, I hope not. She is pretty fuckin' hot.

But, I digress.

What was the point.

Oh yeah, the point is, why is an Undergrad teaching a class like this?

Does this class fall under Political Science? Islamic Studies? Of maybe it falls under Jew-Hatred. Because that's what it is.

Any person or group who singles out Israel for criticism for supposed crimes (that would be considered ordinary behavior/circumstances for any other nation on Earth) is guilty of purposeful distortion. They are Jew-haters plain and simple.

And yet, this is a class at UCR?

Does a student get full credit towards their degree in Jew-Hatred?

What are the other classes being taught, BDS, Gas Chambers, and a Nuclear Iran?

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WTF? CAIR Is Out Of Their Fucking Minds

This is one of the worst hailstorms of shit I've ever witnessed.

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Dixie Dregs
The Bash

Kat Food


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What You Should Know About The Armenian Genocide

From the Federalist:
April 24 marks the centennial of the Armenian Genocide, a massive tragedy that brutally snuffed out the lives of up to 1.5 million Armenian Christians in the Ottoman Empire. It was a systematic attempt to exterminate an entire race of people. 
And now, on the one hundredth commemoration, President Obama joins those who deny it by refusing to call it was it was: genocide. This is the seventh time he’s retracted his 2008 election-year promise that if elected he would recognize the Armenian genocide. 
About 1.5 million Armenian Christians were systematically slaughtered by the government of the Ottoman Empire. It was jumpstarted on April 24, 1915, when hundreds of Armenian community leaders and intellectuals were rounded up in Constantinople, arrested, and killed. 
The goal was to exterminate every Armenian Christian, whether child, woman, or man. The killings themselves often included all manner of butchery, torture, and humiliation. My grandmother lamented the crucifixion of her father, who was known in the village as a holy man. 
Another part of this extermination program involved deportations that forced Armenians out of their homes and basically put them on death marches into the Syrian Desert. Many died of starvation and exhaustion on these caravans. Others succumbed to diseases like typhus in lice-infested camp conditions. 
Young Armenian women who were not raped and killed could end up Islamified and taken in as wives or concubines. My grandmother’s younger sister was taken into a harem. 
Some of the most harrowing accounts of the murders are included in the extraordinary memoirs of the survivor Bishop Grigoris Balakian, entitled “Armenian Golgotha.” For in depth documentation of the genocide online, I recommend this website. 
Who Were the Main Actors? 
The Armenians were Christians living in a Muslim empire. But their history as a civilization goes back thousands of years. Armenia was also the first nation to adopt Christianity—in 301 A.D. 
Before the massacres, Armenians were well integrated into the Ottoman economy as merchants, professionals, craftsmen, intellectuals, and farmers. 
The Turks of the Ottoman Empire were Muslims who had previously tolerated Armenian Christians, though required them to pay the tax for not converting to Islam. By the time of World War I, the Ottoman Empire was on the verge of collapse, and the government of the Young Turk “Committee of Union and Progress” felt threatened by Armenian nationalists. 
In the eastern provinces particularly, this was considered a problem, especially since Armenian communities existed on both sides of the Ottoman border with the Russian Empire. The three pashas were the architects of the genocide, and worked in concert to solve the problem of nationalism by systematically exterminating every Armenian.
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ISIS Scuzlims Pretend to Be Gay to Lure Unsuspecting Men, Then Stone Them to Death

From the Independent:
Jihadists have been posing as gay men in a bid to trap victims, a report has claimed, as Isis released pictures purporting to show two allegedly homosexual men being embraced by militants before they are brutally stoned to death in public. 
The distressing images have been circulating across social media and accounts affiliated with the jihadist group and are the latest in a long line of shocking pictures showing men accused of homosexuality being persecuted by Isis militants. 
Previous propaganda claiming to show ‘gay’ men being punished has depicted men thrown from buildings in the group’s defacto Syrian capital of Raqqa and victims publicly beheaded. 
Others are stoned to death, while all killings are committed in front of crowds. However, photos of militants seemingly hugging their victims are more unusual. 
Abu Mohammed Hussam, an activist with the Syrian groupRaqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS), said the apparent embrace was used by militants to demonstrate that by killing the men, they are paving the way for God to forgive them for their ‘sins’. “Isis has never forgiven one person,” he said. 
“They kill people and then say when God will forgive. They hug the men to show the people who are watching that Isis is not at fault.” 
He said the men were aged just 24 and 29-years-old. Their purported execution took place in the countryside outside of Homs and they appeared so calm because they had been drugged before their deaths, according to Mr Hussam. 
The persecution of men the group accuses of being gay has become a hallmark of Isis’ unwavering brutality.
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CBC Reporter Compares ISIS Terrorists to Foreign Recruits of Israeli Forces

Comparing ISIS’ recruitment from abroad, with a democratic country’s obligation to protect its citizenry from threats by internationally-designated terror groups is beyond the pale. 
Israel faces the scourge of radical Islam on all its borders and requires a conscripted army, and welcomes the support of foreign recruits, in its battle against Islamic extremists and those who pledge to wipe Israel from the map. 
ISIS subjugates and persecutes its people, beheads infidels and seeks an Islamic caliphate and world domination. Individuals from abroad who elect to join Israel’s army do so to protect the Jewish state from threats like ISIS, Hamas, and Iran. They volunteer to put their lives on the line (and on hold) and leave their families behind. Many of these “Lone Soldiers” are from Canada. In fact, 3% of Israel’s overseas soldiers are Canadians. Their efforts are entirely praiseworthy, are heroic, and are worthy of our admiration.
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Taliban and Islamic State Declare Jihad on Each Other

According to reports from Afghanistan’s Khaama Press and Pakistan’s Mashaal Radio, the Taliban and Islamic State (ISIS) have declared jihad on each other, furthering an already acrimonious relationship between the two groups. 
Nabi Jan Mullahkhil, police chief of Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province, an opium-producing region along the Pakistan border, revealedin an interview that he received documents showing that both groups made the declaration. 
This news comes after a brutal terrorist attack on Saturday in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, which killed at least 35 people and wounded over 100 others. The Taliban castigated the incident, with the group’s spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid stating, “It was an evil act. We strongly condemn it.”
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Italian authorities: Terror suspects planned Vatican attack

From the Associated Press:
MILAN (AP) — Islamic extremists suspected in a bomb attack in a Pakistani market that killed more than 100 people had also planned an attack against the Vatican in 2010 that was never carried out, an Italian prosecutor said Friday. 
Wiretaps collected as part of an investigation into an Islamic terror network operating in Italy gave "signals of some preparation for a possible attack" at the Vatican, prosecutor Mauro Mura told a news conference in Cagliari, Sardinia. 
That included the arrival in Rome of a Pakistani suicide bomber, Mura said. The Pakistani eventually left Italy, Mura said, without explaining why. 
The Italian news agency ANSA reported that there were two suicide bombers and that they were warned off by their associates in Italy when police began executing search warrants in the case. 
The Vatican downplayed the significance of the alleged plot. 
"From what it appears, this concerns a hypothesis that dates from 2010 which didn't occur. It has therefore no relevance today and no reason for particular concern," the Rev. Federico Lombardi.
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Duke University Sides With Islamists Against Feminist Trying To Reform Muslim Attitudes Toward Women

Obviously a Racist

From the Federalist:
Duke University’s mission statement says it is dedicated to “promot[ing] an intellectual environment built on a commitment to free and open inquiry.” Yet when Asra Nomani, a journalist and author of two books, came to speak on “The Paradox of Women in Islam,” the university almost rescinded her invitation. 
The Muslim Students Association sent an email smearing her as a friend of “Islamophobes” and discouraged students from attending. Nomani wrote in January about the campaign to label critics of radical Islam as “Islamophobes.” 
This kind of “bullying” “often works to silence critics of Islamic extremism,” she wrote. Nomani isn’t remaining silent. Far from being an Islamophobe, she is a Muslim who has tried to modernize and reform Islam for the past decade. 
She pushed to integrate the sex-segregated male-only prayer room at her mosque in Morgantown, West Virginia, in 2003. In 2005, she organized a female-led prayer at a mixed-gender congregation. For those transgressions, she says she received death threats.
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Adam Gadahn Killed In US Operation

The LA Times reported:
He was raised on a ranch in Riverside County and later lived in Orange County, where he found his way to the Islamic Center of Orange County. There, he became increasingly radical in his beliefs, acquaintances and officials would later say, falling under the influence of two radical Muslims, Khalil Deek and Hisham Diab.
He became so angry and outspoken that he was eventually kicked out of the center.
A decadelong manhunt for Gadahn ended in January when he was killed during the U.S. counter-terrorism operation announced by President Obama announced on Thursday that also accidentally killed two innocent hostages.
To many, Gadahn was an enigma, a suburban kid who somehow found himself in the Middle East as a sworn enemy of the U.S.
Gadahn had been on the FBI’s list of most wanted terrorists and was the first American since the World War II era to be charged with treason. The government offered a $1-million reward for information leading to his arrest.
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Mitt Romney Comes Right Out And Says It: There Is "Every Appearance That Hillary Clinton Was Bribed

From the Business Insider:
Mitt Romney held nothing back when he was asked about a recent wave of allegations that hit Hillary Clinton's family foundation on Thursday. 
In an interview on the Hugh Hewitt Show, Romney said one of the reports about the Clinton family's charitable organization details something that "looks like bribery."  
"You know, I’ve got to tell you, I was stunned by it. I mean, it looks like bribery," Romney said.  
The donor, Frank Giustra, gave more than $30 million to the Clinton Foundation following a 2005 trip he took to Kazakhstan with Clinton's husband, former President Bill Clinton. 
The visit included a sit-down with the autocratic Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev. Days after the meeting with Nazarbayev, one of Giustra's companies inked a deal to buy into uranium deposits owned by Kazakhstan's state-owned nuclear company Kazatomprom. 
The company later became known as Uranium One and acquired several US uranium mines. During Hillary Clinton's time at the State Department, that agency gave its approval when Russia's state nuclear corporation purchased a stake in Uranium One. The company has since been acquired by the Russian corporation, Rosatom.   
Romney pointed to this situation and a New York Times reporter who has claimed President Bill Clinton and Giustra falsely denied attending a meeting with a Kazakh nuclear executive. 
He also referred to the questions about emails Clinton deleted from her time as secretary of state. Romney suggested these situations exacerbated the problems with the Clinton family's donations from Uranium One investors. 
"I mean, there is every appearance that Hillary Clinton was bribed to grease the sale of, what, 20% of America’s uranium production to Russia, and then it was covered up by lying about a meeting at her home with the principals, and by erasing emails. 


Vote for Hillary
There's only circumstantial evidence she sold America's uranium stockpiles to Russia, "no smoking gun" yet


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Vital Information
Mr. T.C.

Over and Out!

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Little Wing

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Right. Ted Cruz it is.

"After Senator Cruz gave his speech, he was welcome to spend some time on the gun range at the Londonderry Fish and Game Club."


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Pamela Geller Gives Speech Describing ISIS Atrocities, Muslim Students Cheer and Cry Out, "Thanks Be To Allah"

From D Martyr:

Pam Geller gave a speech at Brooklyn College last night and Muslim students disrupted the events throughout. Disturbingly, the majority Muslim audience laughed, cheered, and shouted “Alhamdulillah” (“Thanks be to Allah”) as Geller described ISIS atrocities.
When an audience member, herself a victim of genocide, expressed support of Geller, the vicious mob savagely turned on her. Proud of their disruptions, the gloating students then took selfies while raising their index fingers – the salute ISIS terrorists use.
I spoke tonight at Brooklyn College, if you can still call it that. Every seat was filled — 80% by Muslim students. If this is the future, it is murder. The sneers, the jeers, the laughter — my discussion of the most savage acts was met with huge peals of laughter. It wasn’t a talk, it was a vicious circus: lawless and shameful. [...]
There were many Muslim girls in the audience. I asked them where they were for Rifqa Bary, and Aqsa Parvez, and Noor Almaleki, and the other victims of honor killing and oppression? Of course, in response there were just more jeers, more catcalls.
This event made it clear: Brooklyn College and our nation’s universities in general are not about learning, or about reasoned discourse, or about a search for truth. They are centers for fascist indoctrination. And the fascists were out in force tonight.
At one point, Geller mentions that ISIS continues to grow in the Middle East and several students praised Allah:

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Iranian vessels heading closer to U.S. warships

MEANWHILE, the question remains, are we serious about doing anything at all about the problems on the ground in the Islamic world?

Maybe not.

Pentagon Map Hides ISIS Gains

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Hillary Foundation Filed False Returns With IRS, Claiming No Foreign Or U.S. Government Donations When Took In Millions

From Reuters:
Hillary Clinton’s family’s charities are refiling at least five annual tax returns after a Reuters review found errors in how they reported donations from governments, and said they may audit other Clinton Foundation returns in case of other errors. 
The foundation and its list of donors have been under intense scrutiny in recent weeks. Republican critics say the foundation makes Clinton, who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, vulnerable to undue influence. Her campaign team calls these claims “absurd conspiracy theories.” 
The charities’ errors generally take the form of under-reporting or over-reporting, by millions of dollars, donations from foreign governments, or in other instances omitting to break out government donations entirely when reporting revenue, the charities confirmed to Reuters. 
The errors, which have not been previously reported, appear on the form 990s that all non-profit organizations must file annually with the Internal Revenue Service to maintain their tax-exempt status. A charity must show copies of the forms to anyone who wants to see them to understand how the charity raises and spends money. 
The unsettled numbers on the tax returns are not evidence of wrongdoing but tend to undermine the 990s role as a form of public accountability, experts in charity law and transparency advocates interview told Reuters. 
“If those numbers keep changing – well, actually, we spent this on this, not that on that – it really defeats the purpose,” said Bill Allison, a senior fellow at the Sunlight Foundation, a government transparency advocacy group. 
For three years in a row beginning in 2010, the Clinton Foundation reported to the IRS that it received zero in funds from foreign and U.S. governments, a dramatic fall-off from the tens of millions of dollars in foreign government contributions reported in preceding years.
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Nigel Farage: Only take Christian refugees, Send the rest back

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Before 2008 Elections, Saudis Were Saying, "We Will Have a Muslim In the White House in 2008"

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This Week On The Gathering Storm: Open Mic

Listen to The Gathering Storm Radio Show, hosted by WC and Always On Watch.

The show broadcasts live for 30 minutes every Friday beginning at noon, Pacific Time.

The call-in number is 646-915-9870. Callers welcome!

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Humpday Blues

Smokin' Joe Kubek and B'nois King

Tired Of Cryin' Over You

Texas Cadillac

Better Be Getting It On

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

After 6 years of un/deremployment I have given up any belief that I will ever be able to enjoy a retirement.

The 401k is long gone. And the guv'mint took a healthy sickening chunk of that when I had to hit it.

We live paycheck to paycheck and more often than not much closer to the bone than that.

If our oldest daughter wasn't helping us with groceries and the cellphone bill REGULARLY we'd be eating ketchup sandwiches and talking on tin cans.

The mortgage is behind but we have been able (thus far) to keep the house but not do any upgrades or improvements to it.

A faulty house heater can (and has) thrown our budget completely into crisis.

Eating out is a fantasy we have now. If we can put a pizza on the table now and then it is a feast.

Downsizing? Downsizing here means selling stuff to help pay the bills.

And why would anyone be touting minimalism as a way of retirement? Isn't part of The American Dream to be successful and enjoy all the thing you earned during your working life?

The line at The Church food pantry gets longer each month.

There is no recovery. Not for the most of us out here. Too experienced for most places when cheaper costing kids are coming out of college. They look at the graying hair and won't say it but...

I am 53 now. My hope of ever holding a meaningful job again fades quicker with each passing day.

I know the crash happened under Bush's watch.

But I also know who has been in office since. Who has done nothing NOTHING to set the ship right.

Except maybe keep the caddies in business.

Well done Mr. President.

Well done.

Now, if you'll excuse me I have to go throw boxes around the backroom of The Big Box Retailer.

The one that DIDN'T raise their employee's pay.

The one where the kids are management and older workers (especially but not solely) are made sure not to get more than 30 hrs a week (often much less) so they don't have to offer health care benefits.


Gallup: 50 Percent of Americans Worried About Multiple Financial Challenges

The economy has been in recovery mode for almost six years now, but that doesn't mean everyone is feeling financially comfortable.

Indeed, Gallup's Financial Worry index, which tracks the percentage of Americans concerned about multiple common financial challenges, stands at 50 percent, up slightly from 49 percent last year.

While the index has dipped from the 56-to-61 percent range that prevailed from 2008 through 2012, it remains higher than it was before the Great Recession.
  The gauge measures the percentage of Americans who are worried about three or more financial issues out of the seven that Gallup tracks.

The most common worry, afflicting 60 percent of us, is not having enough money for retirement. The most minor wary, confronting 20 percent of us, is not being able to make minimum payments on our credit cards.

"Americans' current levels of worry suggest they have still not fully recovered from the recession," writes Gallup's Lydia Saad.

"While they are less worried about everyday financial matters than they were during and immediately after the 2007-2009 recession, Americans remain more worried than they were in the years preceding it."

When it comes to retirement, now that spring is here, it's a great time for retirees and those approaching retirement to get rid of extraneous possessions, says Joseph Coughlin, director of MIT's AgeLab.
 "Spring-cleaning is an opportunity to sort that stuff — making the option of downsizing possible, aging-in-place easier or simply helping family members make sense out of all that stuff you have accumulated for decades," he writes in an article for MarketWatch.

"The more you have, the more there is to maintain, clean and organize. A house full of furniture that was once the home of a family of five, but now only has two, makes the decision to downsize difficult. . . . A new ritual of retirement, may be the adoption of minimalism."

Then there is the stuff you'll want to organize rather than jettison. That includes "documents that you and your family need access for managing legal, financial and health matters that will become more critical as you age," Coughlin says.


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Detroit Free Press:

Ann Arbor Catholic priest tells parishioners to pack heat

An Ann Arbor Catholic priest has urged his parishioners to arm themselves and attend classes at Christ the King parish to earn a concealed pistol license (CPL).
In a letter sent to Christ the King parishioners recently, the Rev. Edward Fride explained why he believed it was necessary to get concealed pistol licenses because of recent crime in the area. During a Palm Sunday mass last month, Fride announced that the parish would be holding the CPL class.
When some parishioners questioned the decision, Fride sent out a pro-gun letter titled "We're not in Mayberry Anymore, Toto" – a reference to the 1960s-era Andy Griffith Show and its portrayal of a fictional North Carolina town, as well as Dorothy's dog from the Wizard of Oz.
"It is very common for Christians to simply assume that they live in Mayberry, trusting that because they know the Lord Jesus, everything will always be fine and nothing bad can happen to them and their families," Fride wrote.
"How to balance faith, reality, prudence, and trust is one of those critical questions that we struggle with all our lives. Pretending we are in Mayberry, while we are clearly not, can have very negative consequences for ourselves and those we love, especially those we have a responsibility to protect. If we are not in Mayberry, is there a real threat?"
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Fride told parishioners in the letter that Catholic teachings do not preclude carrying a gun for self-defense and to defend others. Fride then asserted that crime is up and that because of budget cuts, "there has been a significant reduction in the availability of an armed police response."
Fride could not be reached for comment Monday. But Michael Diebold, a spokesman for the Diocese of Lansing which oversees the Ann Arbor parish, confirmed Monday that the controversial letter had been sent.
"Yes, it appears that 'We're Not in Mayberry Anymore, Toto!' was sent out to the parishioners of Christ the King by their pastor, Fr. Ed Fride," Diebold wrote in an email to the Free Press.
Guns and gun lessons do not belong in a Catholic church, Lansing Catholic Bishop Earl Boyea stressed in a statement after they learned about Fride's letter from the Free Press.
Boyea "has never given permission for anyone to carry a concealed weapon in a church or school in the Diocese of Lansing," said a statement released by Diebold.
"Additionally, Bishop Boyea further states that Concealed Pistol License classes are inappropriate activities to be held on Church property," wrote Diebold.
Diebold said the Lansing diocese's ban on weapons on church makes them "gun-free zones" and extends to those who want to practice "open carry" of weapons in full view. He added that public or professional security "provide for public safety on church property."
Diebold referred to a 2012 statement by the Lansing bishop.
"We are followers of Jesus Christ, who raised not a hand against those who mocked, tortured, and finally murdered him," Boyea said in 2012. " While we grasp both the Second Amendment and the legitimate right of some persons to defend themselves, our churches and our schools are dedicated to a far different approach to life's problems."
In the Mayberry letter, Fride wrote that he was worried about students at nearby Father Gabriel Richard High School in Ann Arbor, and pointed to a recent incident near the school.
"The fact that two active shooters got within yards of Father Gabriel Richard before they were taken down by SWAT demonstrates that the threat is real. This druggie couple from Detroit stole a car and it broke down at Plymouth and Dixboro. They went through the woods and had almost reached the high school when they were stopped," wrote Fride.
"There is zero security at the high school. Had the shooters got in, we would have had our own Columbine," wrote Fride, a reference to the shooting massacre at a Colorado high school in 1999.
A CPL class was held at the church recently by a suburban Detroit police officer, Fride wrote in the letter. Fride said the officer told parishioners "that because more Detroiters are protecting themselves, more of the criminals are now targeting the suburbs…"
"That same officer from the CPL class personally thanked me for having the parish do this class and expressed a hope that more would follow suit, because having law abiding citizens armed makes their job as police so much better," Fride wrote in the letter.
Fride said some parishioners told him they were afraid of carrying weapons.
"Several people have said to me, I'm afraid of guns. My response to one woman was, 'Well, how do you feel about rape?'' wrote Fride.
Fride's friend, Jay McNally, said the priest is a beloved pastor, a martial arts practitioner whose sermons bring parishioners to tears.
"It is a rare day that one finds a priest so well-loved by parishioners at every level – the old folks, the young folks," said McNally, a former editor of the Detroit archdiocese's Michigan Catholic newspaper and conservative Catholic activist who is the director of the Ypsilanti-based Citizens Alliance for Life and Liberty.
McNally said Fride has served at the parish for about 20 years, and also was the chaplain for young men considering the priesthood at Ave Maria College, when the college started by Domino's Pizza founder and traditional Catholic activist Tom Monaghan was located in Ann Arbor. Christ the King Parish has strong ties to traditional, conservative Catholics.
"He's a priest factory," said McNally, describing Fride's service as an inspiration to many young men considering the priesthood.
"Father Ed quite frequently travels around the country and to be the chaplain for people in the military who die in service," said McNally. "He's in high demand for that."
"This whole gun thing is kind of new. He has become very vocal about it," said McNally. "There isn't a phony bone in him.
In his letter, Fride explained how he grew up a Pacifist and was a conscientious objector during the Vietnam War. He converted to Catholicism. He wrote that he veered away from pacifism when he asked himself questions of "what would Jesus do" were he to come across women and children being harmed.
"I eventually concluded that I was certainly no longer a pacifist absolutist," wrote Fride. "There were situations in which I would actively intervene, even to a lethal level if necessary."


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Minneapolis Star Tribune:

Six more from Minnesota arrested, charged with planning to join ISIL

An eight-year federal investigation into terrorist recruiting yielded what authorities say is one of its biggest breakthroughs Monday, when six Somali-Americans from Minnesota were charged with planning to leave the United States and fight alongside Islamic extremist groups.
Two of the six were arrested by the FBI on Sunday in San Diego, where they intended to pick up passports and then cross into Mexico to board a flight to the Middle East, federal authorities said.
The other four were arrested Sunday by FBI agents at various locations across the Twin Cities.
All six were charged Monday with conspiracy to aid and support a terrorist organization, specifically the group calling itself the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
The two arrested in California are Mohamed Abdihamid Farah and Abdirahman Yasin Daud, according to court documents. The four arrested in Minneapolis are Adnan Abdihamid Farah, Hanad Mustafe Musse, Guled Ali Omar and Zacharia Yusuf Abdurahman.
It’s not clear how the six men, who the Justice Department said range in age from 19 to 21, met or how well they knew each other, but it appears that their paths crossed again and again as they grew up in Minneapolis. After graduating from South High, Farah, Musse and Omar enrolled at Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC). Farah and Musse majored in liberal arts; Omar was a pre-nursing student. Abdurahman, also a graduate of the Minneapolis Public Schools, enrolled at MCTC and studied computer support.
The arrests, which follow a 10-month investigation, indicate that young Somali men in the Twin Cities continue to be targeted and influenced by sophisticated recruiting campaigns carried out by ISIL, investigators said.
One of the men, in a conversation recorded by an FBI source, describes his disgust with living in the United States. “The American identity is dead. Even if I get caught, whatever, I’m through with America. Burn my ID,” he said, according to a transcript filed with the case.

Help from informant

During the last two years, more than 20 Somali-Americans from Minnesota have left to fight alongside terrorists under the banner of ISIL, according to the FBI. Another four, also arrested while trying to leave, face federal prosecution in the Twin Cities under charges that they intended to fight for ISIL or the Al-Shabab terrorist brigade in Somalia.
The latest arrests underscore the depth of planning that such young men undertake to evade detection and get to the Middle East. Three of the six had tried leaving the United States once before, only to be stopped by FBI agents at JFK International Airport in New York and sent back to Minnesota. Another, Omar, has an older brother who left Minnesota in 2007 to join forces with Al-Shabab in Somalia.
“These men met regularly to plan their secretive trips,” said Andy Luger, U.S. attorney for Minnesota, who announced the charges Monday. “These are focused men, intent on joining a terrorist group by any means possible.”
The investigation also gave prosecutors and the FBI new insights into the informal, “peer to peer” nature of the recruiting network.
“There is no master recruiter in Minnesota,” Luger said. “It may be their best friend right here in town. This group of friends recruited each other.”
That informal structure made the network especially difficult to crack, according to FBI special agent in charge Rick Thornton. He and Luger said a major break in the case occurred when one of the original conspirators “had a change of conscience,” and came to the FBI.
While the arrests came as a shock to many in the Twin Cities Somali community and the public schools, others had seen worrying signs.
Mohamud Noor, executive director of the nonprofit Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota, said one of the men came into his office seeking help earlier this year.
“He had been interviewed by the FBI, and he said he and his friends had been followed for some time,” Noor recalled, declining to say which of the men came in to see him.
The man was calm, Noor said, but said he was looking for legal representation and a better sense of what his rights might be. Noor referred him to a pair of nonprofits that provide free or low-cost legal assistance.
Recruiting from Syria
A criminal complaint released Monday said that Abdi Nur, a Somali-Minnesotan who made the trip from Minnesota to Syria last May, appears to be a key contact in the effort to recruit other young men from Minnesota.
Nur “remains in contact with individuals in Minnesota who aspire to travel overseas. From his locale in Syria, Nur recruits individuals and provides assistance to those who want to … fight abroad,” according to an FBI agent’s statement that outlines the facts in the complaint.
Another alleged conspirator of Nur, Abdullahi Yusuf of Inver Grove Heights, was arrested at the Twin Cities airport last May, a day before Nur flew to Turkey, where he was then planning to cross the border into Syria. Yusuf has pleaded guilty to conspiring to provide material support to ISIL, and Hamza Ahmed — who tried to fly from JFK — has been indicted on similar charges.
The pair arrested in California on Sunday were using nearly the same blueprint that four young men from the Twin Cities successfully employed in 2009 to avoid detection by FBI and airport security agents working undercover in U.S. airports. That group drove from Minneapolis to San Diego and then flew via Mexico to fight with Al-Shabab in Somalia.
The men arrested in California on Sunday left Minneapolis over the weekend, driving nearly nonstop to California, authorities said. They were tracked by FBI agents over the course of the road trip and then arrested when they arrived in San Diego.
The four arrested in Minneapolis were allegedly making their own plans to leave and were involved in the conspiracy to help their friends fly from Mexico, authorities say.
Reflecting on the arrests, Noor said Monday that he didn’t hear again from the young man who came to him for assistance. Looking back, he says he would have engaged the man more “if I had the knowledge he was thinking of leaving to join ISIS.”


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Reports: ISIS Leader Wounded in US-Led Airstrike

The elusive leader of the jihadist terrorist Islamic State (ISIS) was wounded in a U.S.-led coalition air strike in Iraq last month, two reports say.

Citing unnamed sources, the Guardian reports Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was seriously hurt in a March 18 strike near the Syrian border, suffering life-threatening injuries from which he's made a slow recovery — though he hasn't resumed control of ISIS.
The newspaper reports the strike hit a three-car convoy, and is believed to have killed three men; it wasn't initially known that Baghdadi was in one of the cars.

"Yes, he was wounded in al-Baaj near the village of Umm al-Rous on 18 March with a group that was with him," Hisham al-Hashimi, an Iraqi official told the Guardian.

The U.S.-led coalition has for months been carrying out strikes on ISIS positions in Iraq and Syria.

The BBC, citing a spokesman for the Iraqi interior ministry, also reports Baghdadi — known as "the invisible sheikh" — was seriously hurt in a March coalition air strike, but gave no further details. The BBC notes Baghdadi has taken great care to reveal little about himself and his location — and that even his own fighters don't speak to him face-to-face.

 A Pentagon spokesman said U.S. officials were not immediately able to confirm the reports.

According to the Guardian, the ISIS leader was apparently spending much of his time in al-Baaj, a Sunni tribal area about 200 miles from the ISIS stronghold of Mosul.

"He chose this area because he knew from the war that the Americans did not have much cover there," one unnamed source told the Guardian. "From 2003 [the U.S. military] barely had a presence there. It was the one part of Iraq that they hadn’t mapped out."

The Guardian notes the terror group's leader had at least one other brush with death when U.S. jets hit a two-car convoy on the outskirts of Mosul last Dec. 14; a Baghdadi aide, Auf Abdul Rahman al-Efery, was killed.

Baghdadi's deputy and the head of the group's military operations in Iraq were both killed earlier last December, the newspaper reports.

ISIS is losing ground in both Iraq and Syria, the Pentagon maintains.


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Reuters: Denmark bans bestiality in move against animal sex tourism

Reuters: Denmark bans bestiality in move against animal sex tourism

Apparently this law was necessary once Muslim colonization was well under way in Denmark...

Islam’s rules for having SEX WITH ANIMALS via BareNakedIslam
Muslims can’t deny it, it’s in their holy books.
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USAToday: French police foil church terror attack UPDATE: The Only Reason French Police Were Able to "Foil" the Attack is Because The Dumbass Muslim Jihadist Accidentally Shot Himself

There is a time to laugh and a time not to laugh, 
and this is not one of them.

USAToday: French police foil church terror attack 

Cazeneuve said police "discovered an arsenal in his car and at his home composed of several military weapons," according to the Local France website, citing a briefing with journalists.

The man, who was not identified by police, was said to be an Islamic extremist known to security forces. He was arrested after apparently shooting himself and calling for an ambulance.
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Wait Until The Lefties Wake Up With The Hangover

From Townhall:
That photo is me about ten years ago, standing in the ruins of a land where people rejected the rule of law in favor of the rule of force. I think a lot about my year-long deployment to Kosovo these days. 
I think a lot about people today who, for short term political points, cavalierly disregard the rules, laws and norms that made America what it is. I think a lot about how liberals, especially those who boo God, should pray to Him that those rules, laws and norms are restored. 
When you block all normal means of dissent, whether by ignoring the political will of you opponents or using the media to mock and abuse them, you build up the pressure. 
In 30+ years as an active conservative, I've never heard people so angry, so frustrated, so fed up. These emotions are supposed to be dissipated by normal political processes. But liberals are bottling them up. And they will blow. It's only a matter of how. 
Liberals need to understand the reality that rarely penetrates their bubble. Non-liberal Americans (it's more than just conservatives who are under the liberal establishment's heel) are the majority of this country. They hold power in many states and regions in unprecedented majorities. And these attacks focus on what they hold dearest - their religion, their families and their freedom. 
What is the end game, liberals? Do you expect these people you despise to just take it? Do you think they'll just shrug their shoulders and say, "Well, I guess we better comply?" Do you even know any real Americans? Do you think you'll somehow be able to force them into obedience - for what is government power but force - after someone finally says "Enough?" ... 
And let's be blunt - these are the people with most of the guns and the training to use them. That's the reality of the rule of force. I've seen it - it's there behind me in that photo. 
I'm not advocating violence - I am warning liberals that they are setting the conditions for violence. And that better worry them, for the coastal elites are uniquely unsuited to a world where force rules instead of law. 
The Serbs were, at least, a warrior people. The soft boys and girls who brought us helicopter parenting, "trigger warnings" and coffee cups with diversity slogans are not. 
I know the endgame of discarding the rule of law for short-term advantage because I stood in its ruins. 
Liberals think this free society just sort of happened, that they can poke and tear at its fabric and things will just go on as before. But they won't. So at the end of the day, if you want a society governed by the rule of force, you better pray that you're on the side with the guns and those who know how to use them.
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Halal Sex Shop To Open In Mecca

Wait, what?
A ‘halal’ sex shop offering ‘sensual aids’ is set to open in Islam’s holiest city, it has been revealed. 
The shop, which will stock ‘Islamically approved’ adult items, is due to open in Mecca in Saudi Arabia after the idea was approved by clerics. 
It is being led by the owner of am existing Dutch Halal sex shop called El Asira, which is known for its range of sensual oils.
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The Beatles
A Hard Day's Night
yeah, the whole thing
and just ignore those pesky little subtitles

bonus clip:

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

ROTC Cadets Forced to Wear High Heels to Participate in Feminist Consciousness-Raising

From Ace of Spades:
"They were threatened with negative counselling statements and OERs if they didn’t participate. It was pretty much" do this or we’ll kill your career before it even starts.'" 
"Someone head to IG with this? Pretty sure this was a forced activity." 
"Worthless ROTC commanders need to get booted for this incompetence. As a combat vet this sickens me and is a setback for women in the military."

IMO, these men should be ashamed of themselves.

Nothing is worth that.
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I was only being satirical - CRUDE BUT SATIRICAL

Allow me to vent.

I am so fed up with identity politics. Fed up with what color your hide is or what god you believe in or what sex you practice or where you hail from - all of these seem to trump true leadership qualifications to hold office.

So now, the swan call is for a woman for President. To Democrats, all you have to qualify is have  a c**t.  Forget qualifications to be our country's leader. If you have a c**t you qualify - especially a lib/prog c**t.

I know I am being very crude and offensive and I hope I don't offend the women here by using that derogatory word. But my words come from the depth of the stupidity of some people who feel having a c**t is enough to be AWARDED to office of the President of the United States.

After all, I don't expect Democrats/Liberal/Progs  for you know who to honestly state their main rationale for Hillary's support is to have a c**t.

 They wouldn't want to agree with my crude remark. RIGHT?


Super Intelligent MSNBC Panelist: If Republicans Keep Attacking Hillary, The 2016 “Vagina” Turnout Is Going To Be 100%… 

"Trotting out the tired canard that talking about Hillary’s age or criticizing her in any way is sexist, Miller contends that if Republicans keep attacking her, something unusual will happen. “What I like as a woman, Rev? Is keep playing this age card and this sexist card, we’re going to have, like, a hundred percent turnout of everyone in the country with a vagina,” says Miller. "



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Shocking Video Of Muslim Attack On Church In Niger; After Charlie Hebdo Attack, 69 Churches Were Burnt Because They Were Christian

From Right Scoop:
In the wake of the terrorist attack on the offices of the French magazine Charlie Hebdo, Muslims in Niger went on a rampage burning down 69 churches and 11 homes in just a few hours, all because they were Christian. 
CBN News has gotten their hands on never seen before footage that shows dozens of Muslims burning down one church while beating a Christian member of that same church outside. 
The pastor says that it is still very difficult for him to watch. Another pastor told CBN News that they believe this attack on the Christian churches was systematic and organized because, otherwise, it doesn’t make sense that 69 churches and 11 Christian homes would all be burned down in a matter of hours. 
He is quite sure someone planned this attack. Since the attack, no arrests have been made. 
CBN News interviewed a Muslim leader in the area who said that Islam was a religion of peace and that Muslims were not involved in burning of the churches, suggesting that if the men who did the burnings were arrested that Christians would be among them. 
But a local pastor who has lived there for 35 years says that’s ridiculous, explaining that they were shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’. But even more than that he says he knows a Muslim when he sees one.
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How Lois Lerner Evaded Charges

How Lois Lerner Evaded Charges
The Obama Administration's latest gift to the former IRS tax-exempt chief came recently when U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Ron Machen informed the House of Representatives that he would not file charges on its formal contempt citation against Ms. Lerner. 
This absolution, which shields Ms. Lerner from a grand jury probe, came on Mr. Machen's final day on the job. 
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A Boot Stamping On a Human Face Forever

From National Review:
Cindy Archer, one of the lead architects of Wisconsin’s Act 10 — also called the “Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill,” it limited public-employee benefits and altered collective-bargaining rules for public-employee unions — was jolted awake by yelling, loud pounding at the door, and her dogs’ frantic barking. 
The entire house — the windows and walls — was shaking. She looked outside to see up to a dozen police officers, yelling to open the door. They were carrying a battering ram. 
She wasn’t dressed, but she started to run toward the door, her body in full view of the police. Some yelled at her to grab some clothes, others yelled for her to open the door. “I was so afraid,” she says. 
“I did not know what to do.” She grabbed some clothes, opened the door, and dressed right in front of the police. The dogs were still frantic. 
“I begged and begged, ‘Please don’t shoot my dogs, please don’t shoot my dogs, just don’t shoot my dogs.’ I couldn’t get them to stop barking, and I couldn’t get them outside quick enough. I saw a gun and barking dogs. I was scared and knew this was a bad mix.” 
She got the dogs safely out of the house, just as multiple armed agents rushed inside. Some even barged into the bathroom, where her partner was in the shower. The officer or agent in charge demanded that Cindy sit on the couch, but she wanted to get up and get a cup of coffee. 
“I told him this was my house and I could do what I wanted.” Wrong thing to say. “This made the agent in charge furious. He towered over me with his finger in my face and yelled like a drill sergeant that I either do it his way or he would handcuff me.” 
They wouldn’t let her speak to a lawyer. 
She looked outside and saw a person who appeared to be a reporter. Someone had tipped him off. 
The neighbors started to come outside, curious at the commotion, and all the while the police searched her house, making a mess, and — according to Cindy — leaving her “dead mother’s belongings strewn across the basement floor in a most disrespectful way.” 
Then they left, carrying with them only a cellphone and a laptop. 
That was the first thought of “Anne” (not her real name). Someone was pounding at her front door. It was early in the morning — very early — and it was the kind of heavy pounding that meant someone was either fleeing from — or bringing — trouble. 
“It was so hard. I’d never heard anything like it. I thought someone was dying outside.” She ran to the door, opened it, and then chaos. 
“People came pouring in. For a second I thought it was a home invasion. It was terrifying. They were yelling and running, into every room in the house. One of the men was in my face, yelling at me over and over and over.” 
It was indeed a home invasion, but the people who were pouring in were Wisconsin law-enforcement officers. Armed, uniformed police swarmed into the house. Plainclothes investigators cornered her and her newly awakened family. 
Soon, state officials were seizing the family’s personal property, including each person’s computer and smartphone, filled with the most intimate family information. Why were the police at Anne’s home? She had no answers. 
The police were treating them the way they’d seen police treat drug dealers on television. In fact, TV or movies were their only points of reference, because they weren’t criminals. 
They were law-abiding. They didn’t buy or sell drugs. They weren’t violent. They weren’t a danger to anyone. Yet there were cops — surrounding their house on the outside, swarming the house on the inside. 
They even taunted the family as if they were mere “perps.” As if the home invasion, the appropriation of private property, and the verbal abuse weren’t enough, next came ominous warnings. Don’t call your lawyer. Don’t tell anyone about this raid. Not even your mother, your father, or your closest friends. 
The entire neighborhood could see the police around their house, but they had to remain silent. This was not the “right to remain silent” as uttered by every cop on every legal drama on television — the right against self-incrimination. 
They couldn’t mount a public defense if they wanted — or even offer an explanation to family and friends. Yet no one in this family was a “perp.” 
Instead, like Cindy, they were American citizens guilty of nothing more than exercising their First Amendment rights to support Act 10 and other conservative causes in Wisconsin. 
Sitting there shocked and terrified, this citizen — who is still too intimidated to speak on the record — kept thinking, “Is this America?” 
For the family of “Rachel” (not her real name), the ordeal began before dawn — with the same loud, insistent knocking. Still in her pajamas, Rachel answered the door and saw uniformed police, poised to enter her home. When Rachel asked to wake her children herself, the officer insisted on walking into their rooms. The kids woke to an armed officer, standing near their beds.   
The entire family was herded into one room, and there they watched as the police carried off their personal possessions, including items that had nothing to do with the subject of the search warrant — even her daughter’s computer. 
And, yes, there were the warnings. Don’t call your lawyer. Don’t talk to anyone about this. Don’t tell your friends. The kids watched — alarmed — as the school bus drove by, with the students inside watching the spectacle of uniformed police surrounding the house, carrying out the family’s belongings. Yet they were told they couldn’t tell anyone at school. They, too, had to remain silent. 
The mom watched as her entire life was laid open before the police. Her professional files, her personal files, everything. She knew this was all politics. She knew a rogue prosecutor was targeting her for her political beliefs. And she realized, “Every aspect of my life is in their hands. And they hate me.”
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Backgrounder About Yemen and the Middle East Reset

From Stop Shouting:

Yemen lurks in the back corner of news bureaus in America due to the sheer discomfort that the subject brings up for the talking heads of D.C. What is it about this remote, yet strategic corner of land at the south east corner of the Arabian peninsula that should captivate the reader's attentions?

Information Bullet # 1

Geography.  Like most things, geography will explain a lot to the observant. 

Yemen's position is astride the Strait of Mandeb (Bab al Mandeb), which connects the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden. Appropriately, this means “Gate of Tears” ( باب المندب) in Arabic .  A narrow passage about 20 miles wide, with small islands interspersed throughout, it hosts two internationally significant shipping channels.

Through this key and narrow choke point, trade flows to and from Europe. It is a major export route for petroleum to Europe, and finished value-added goods from Europe to all points in the East, as the primary shipping route between the Mediterranean Sea and the Indian ocean.
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