Monday, January 04, 2016

Why would anyone expect Republicans to worry about freedom of speech for a Shi'ite Cleric?

I have stated this at least twice before on this blog.

By James Conachy
30 March 2004

Thousands of followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr (click here) took to the streets of Baghdad on Sunday to demonstrate against the US shutdown of Al Hawza, a weekly journal published under Sadr’s editorial influence. A tense standoff ensued outside the newspaper’s offices between nervous American troops and crowds of angry Iraqis chanting “Where is democracy now?”
Earlier in the day, US troops sealed Al Hawzas doors with chains, acting on the direct orders of Paul Bremer, the head of the US-controlled Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA). The publication has been banned for 60 days. If it is published in defiance of the US diktat, the editors and employees could face up to one years’ imprisonment and a fine of $US1000....

OMG, freedom of speech is conditional to whether or not the newspaper agrees with "W."

Americans have absolutely no right to exercise censorship in a country American leadership has stated is liberated from a dictator assigned to Iraq by the USA. 

There is only one thing that matters to the USA. Whether or not it is a convenient truth. If it is an inconvenient truth, make no mistake, we will destroy a beloved mosque to prove the point.

Go, figure, huh? It is really hard to believe for all the fighting conducted against a Christian occupier when it came to Daesh, they ran the other way. I haven't seen it for myself so I have to accept it as real. But, the USA military not only attempted to destroy the Imam Ali Mosque, it was continually trying to assassinate the only religious lineage of the al Sadr line. Then people don't understand why Iran is basically an enemy. Right.

It was amazing and I suppose if one was not on the New York Times commentator community the FACTS would be lost to disinterest in American history. But, what was occurring among the Shi'ite community in Iraq was pure terror and it wasn't because of Sunnis. 

First, Muqtada al Sadr opens a newspaper to demand the Christian occupiers and the "Evil" itself out of the country. Don't know why they would feel that way, maybe because every member of the Al Sadr family was wiped out (I think it was three Ayatollahs) in a single act of violence by Saddam's henchmen. 

And then in 2002, Saddam was disgusted with the No Fly Zones so he decided to put a dam into the river supplying the wetlands where the Shia community would fish for their food. In doing so, the Shia rebelled and 50 thousand were killed. 

Then of all things, the only surviving member of the al Sadr family opens a newspaper (Freedom of speech and the press of which was a complete fantasy under Saddam) to demand the expulsion of the occupying Americans. I would want the same thing. There was no reason for any Shi'ite to trust the USA. NO REASON, but, the Shia are the problem. Inconvenient truth raises it's ugly head again!

So Bremer took OCCUPATION of the newspaper building and ended it's printing. I guess he couldn't read the criticism in Arabic. What a shame. Bremer was the absolute newly assigned Saddam with absolute power and he could not even read the words in the Sadr publication, but, somehow (maybe by divine intervention) he knew Sadr was laughing at him. 

AND THAT WASN'T THE END OF IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tony Blair and his generals cooked up a scheme to remove the Grand Ayatollah al Sistani to Great Britain for cardiac catherization and stent placement. At the time the Grand Ayatollah was about 72 years old and someone convinced him he was having chest pain or needed to have HIS ANNUALS including a procedural intervention that would take him away from the Shia of his flock just long enough..... attack the Imam Ali Mosque and FINALLY assassinate Muqtada al Sadr. The Americans got as close to killing him and his militia than they ever did or have since. But, some screaming idiot on the New York Times message boards actually thought PEACE and cooperation with a RARE Shia Cleric was important. She repeatedly stated the mosque and Cleric al Sadr was in danger. 

Suddenly, the Grand Ayatollah fresh off his procedural stretch WHILE IN GREAT BRITAIN ordered his flock to walk the path of a pilgrimage in Najaf and the Imam Ali Mosque. It was amazing to witness. All the people, except children, walked according to the Grand Ayatollah's instructions and stopped the American tanks dead in their tracks.

Months later, it would prove to be the path to peace when Cleric al Sadr approved of members of his flock running for office to join the Iraq Central Government. 

Cleric Al Sadr would later travel to Iran to finish his education which he could not do under Saddam. He leads the Shia yet today.

So, when I hear so called experts state there is no rational reason for Iran to be the enemy of the USA, I simply laugh at the pandering to power, hence money, and realize THE TRUTH would be lost except for a blog that would hail the actions of incredible holy men in Iraq, inconvenient or not. 

I wish the children of Cleric al Sadr long lives and great peace. Someday, it will be theirs.

The USA doesn't' love it's children.

In a society whereby the violent deaths of children, their teachers and a principal was an abhorrence; their families pleading to a country to change it's path; such extreme measures of social awareness would not be necessary.

Parents feel compelled to plead their reality to a country. That in and of itself is an abhorrence.

We don't live in that country, anymore. The USA is not that country whereby it becomes disgusted with gun violence enough to change it's path. We were that country, but, are no more.

There are countries that act to protect children, their teachers and a principal. Those countries love the children and seek to provide a life worth living including excellent food, fresh and clean air and water and safe playgrounds.

That website uses the deaths of children, their teachers and a principal as a LIE to the American public. The underlying campaign of gun violence and make no mistake; the lies of the gun rights lobbyists; serve profits. MONEY. That is more important than children, their teachers and a principal.

But, the underlying lies are no different than the extremists now occupying public lands. They believe the government makes up story lines to take guns from the hands of citizens and will ultimately remove the US Constitution and Bill of Rights. They are extremists and use the political environment to conduct a campaign of fear of the government right along side of "Bad Guys with a Gun."

January 4, 2016
By David Nakamura and Juliet Eilperin

The Obama administration (click here) on Monday unveiled a series of new executive actions aimed at reducing gun violence and making some political headway on one of the most frustrating policy areas of President Obama’s tenure.
The package, which Obama plans to announce Tuesday, includes 10 separate provisions, White House officials said. One key provision would require more gun sellers — especially those who do business on the Internet and at gun shows — to be licensed and would force them to conduct background checks on potential buyers. Obama would devote $500 million more in federal funds to treating mental illness — a move that could require congressional approval — and require that firearms lost in transit between a manufacturer and seller be reported to federal authorities.
At the president’s direction, the FBI will begin hiring more than 230 additional examiners and other personnel to help process new background checks 24 hours, seven days a week. Also, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has established a new investigation center to keep track of illegal gun trafficking online and will devote $4 million and additional personnel to enhance the National Integrated Ballistics Information Network.

Plainly understand the extremists that lie about the deaths of children, no matter the ethnicity or age, their teachers and a principal are removing the definition of life and living with every political victory they carry out.

I can only imagine the evidence President Obama may have seen about any of the senseless deaths in the USA. If there is such graphic evidence I am confident he has seen it. There is no doubt what keeps his will to change the 'violence culture' in the USA.

There has to be a message to the American people to shake them from their complacency and fear. The American people are seeking guns to protect them from their fears. Those fears, in the case of Sandy Hook, are all false. It was the permissiveness of the American society to allow horrible weapons to accumulate. It was fashionable after 2004 to favor guns over safety from guns. Why?

The people that care and want to reach an entire country to awaken it's indifference, need a far different message than they currently are carrying in their pleadings.

Can we please bring back intelligence to media broadcasting? Believe me when I say What's his name isn't the anwser. What is on CNN?

There has always been concealed carry laws. The difference between before "W" and now is that it was far more difficult for people to get concealed carry, except, for lawyers.

July 11, 2013
By Clara McCarthy

On Tuesday, (click here) Illinois became the 50th state to enact concealed-carry legislation. The Illinois law allows concealed guns on private property and places of work and worship unless property owners post signage that indicates otherwise; it prohibits guns in schools, parks, child care facilities, government buildings, public transportation, and establishments where the majority of revenue comes from alcohol sales, among other places. The big picture: It is now perfectly legal to carry a concealed firearm in public everywhere in the country except for Washington, D.C., with varying restrictions on who exactly is allowed to carry and where he or she can do so.

The first modern concealed-carry law was enacted in Georgia in 1976. The real push, though, has come in the last 15 years, when 29 states have passed concealed-carry (also called “right to carry”) legislation. The NRA and other gun supporters have pushed for concealed-carry laws by relying on the “more guns, less crime” hypothesis, which posits that increasing the volume of law-abiding gun owners will make the country safer. This hypothesis has been promoted aggressively by gun rights advocate and author John Lott, who defended this principle in the aftermath of the shootings in Tucson. “Just as you can deter criminals with higher arrest or conviction rates, letting victims defend themselves also deters criminals,” he wrote in an op-ed in the New York Times. “With concealed handguns, criminals don’t know whether victims can defend themselves until they attack.”...

The United Nartions Security Council needs to be in session NOW. We are not going to do this anymore.

The protracted war (click here) between these neighboring Middle Eastern countries resulted in at least half a million casualties and several billion dollars’ worth of damages, but no real gains by other side. Started by Iraq dictator Saddam Hussein in September 1980, the war was marked by indiscriminate ballistic-missile attacks, extensive use of chemical weapons and attacks on third-country oil tankers in the Persian Gulf. Although Iraq was forced on the strategic defensive, Iran was unable to reconstitute effective armored formations for its air force and could not penetrate Iraq’s borders deeply enough to achieve decisive results. The end came in July 1988 with the acceptance UN Resolution 598....

The coalition that formed to defeat Daesh needs to convene to realize how dangerous it is for any tensions to escalate into war between the members. THAT is exactly what Daesh wants.

No more. 

Iran can file a human rights violation with the world courts to bring the death of the Shia Cleric and others killed due to Saudi Arabian court charges. But, to think for one minute a war is the best resolution is crazy and will doom the middle east to unending war.
I heard Chuck Todd, the brainiest man on Earth, talk to a Texan about Open Carry vs Concealed Carry.


Hunting doesn't happen without open carry, even in the state of New Jersey where this deer was taken.

Every state in the union allows open carry.

It was the most hideous conversation I ever heard.

Texans really need to get out once in a while.

Reince Priebus figured it out. I'll be darn.

January 4, 2016

,,,I'm not one (click here) of these people that think that Donald Trump can't win a general election. I actually think there is a huge crossover appeal there to people that are disengaged politically that he speaks to.... Donald Trump taps into the culture. Some people in politics don't get it, don't understand it, are frustrated by it. It doesn't matter. He does. [The Washington Post]...

These people are criminals. What are they doing on television?

This is not Ruby Ridge. This is federal property that belongs to all the Americans born to and living on American soil.

The camera the media needs right now is a feed to the camera at the front gate of the prison. That is the only camera any media service needs. This way they can record the date and time the criminals reported to serve their sentence.

These already convicted ARSONISTS are occupying MY LANDS and have armed themselves. Excuse me. That is my land and no criminals are welcome to occupy it with arms to lay in wait to kill federal employees. 

I don't think so.

January 4, 2016
By Emilio Shapiro

The armed occupation (click here) of an Oregon wildlife refuge that has captured the nation's attention began as a rally Saturday in support of two eastern Oregon ranchers, who are expected to report to a California prison today.
Harney County, Oregon, rancher Dwight Hammond Jr., 74, and his son, Steven Hammond, 46, were convicted of setting fires in 2001 and 2006 on lands managed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, "on which the Hammonds had grazing rights leased to them for their cattle operation," according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
The father and son were expected to turn themselves in today at Terminal Island in San Pedro, California.

"Good Night, Moon"

The Waning Crescent

23.8 day old moon

32.9 percent lit

January 3, 2015
By Irina Zhorov

DNA (click here for article and audio) from a genetically modified goat, a spritz of perfume, sculptures so small you need a microscope to see them.
They're all headed for the moon.
The MoonArk is a sort of eight-inch-tall portrait of humanity, with more than 200 artists and designers contributing to it. There's space reserved for it on one of the privately-funded Moon missions competing for the Google Lunar Xprize.
Lowry Burgess, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University and the MoonArk project lead, holds up one of his contributions, a vial full of red liquid. A drop will go in the Ark....

Picture on right:

This platinum-engraved sapphire disk, part of a set illustrating Earth's biodiversity, will be housed in the Earth Chamber of the MoonArk. It's designed by Mark Baskinger with Matt Zywica, Maggie Banks, Christie Chong, Bettina Chou, Adella Guo, Natalie Harmon, Deborah Lee, Deniz Sokullu and Carolyn Zhou.
Courtesy of The Moon Arts Project