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Another prominent westerner, this one American, warns: Be nice to Muslims … or else

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This is from Liberty UnYielding. 

Maybe General David Petraeus and the Muslim mayor of London need to read and heed the words of Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto,
You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.

The Muslims may come and attack America but her citizens will be locked loaded and ready to fight.

     

So much for the widely held liberal view that there are moderate Muslims and there are terrorists who pervert the teachings of Islam to justify their unspeakable acts, and never the twain shall meet.

Earlier this week it was newly elected Muslim London Mayor Sadiq Khan who warned that if Donald Trump doesn’t ease up on his proposed ban of Muslims into the U.S., Muslims will attack America. Now it’s former CIA Director David Petraeus.

In an op-ed for The Washington Post published Friday, the former general said increasing anti-Muslim rhetoric in the United States threatens to drive more “moderate” Muslims to terrorism.

For Petraeus, the rapid increase of ugly rhetoric against Muslims and Islam threatens to engulf even “moderate” Muslims. This is exactly what terror groups like al Qaeda and the Islamic State want, as it supports their vision of the world as one divided between the forces of Islam and the forces of the decadent, satanic west. These groups then seize on a sort of “clash of civilizations” rhetoric to drive recruitment and push moderate Muslims into their ranks.

Muslims in the West are apparently so at risk of joining up with al Qaeda that Petraeus thinks we need to police our own speech, as not to offend them and face the potential consequence of a growing, violent fifth column taking shape in the West.

“Rather than making our country safer, they will compound the already grave terrorist danger to our citizens,” Petraeus wrote. “As ideas, they are toxic and, indeed, non-biodegradable — a kind of poison that, once released into our body politic, is not easily expunged.”

“Setting aside moral considerations, those who flirt with hate speech against Muslims should realize they are playing directly into the hands of al-Qaeda and the Islamic State,” Petraeus added. “The terrorists’ explicit hope has been to try to provoke a clash of civilizations — telling Muslims that the United States is at war with them and their religion.”

Cooperation from moderate Muslims is a key element relied upon by the American intelligence apparatus to crush domestic terror threats. To alienate those Muslims would jeopardize the ability of law enforcement to keep the nation safe, as agents would lose important assets embedded in Muslim communities.

On the international front, Petraeus noted the successful utilization of Iraqis to fight al Qaeda during the initial stages of the Iraqi invasion. Presumably, this would not have been possible with anti-Muslim rhetoric. Without those allies, more U.S. troops would’ve been needed, resulting in more casualties.

“I fear that those who demonize and denigrate Islam make it more likely that it will be our own men and women who ultimately have to shoulder more of this fight — at greater cost in dollars and lives,” Petraeus said.

RAND Corporation analyst Radha Iyengar also recently argued in a piece that anti-Muslim rhetoric increases security threats.

 

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OBAMA’S MILITARY…. FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGED

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Hat Tip Firebird@SHE’S RIGHT.

Eight years ago, America had THE FINEST military in the world. Our Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps were the best there was.

Today…… not so much.
The U.S. military is shedding so many troops and weapons it is only “marginally able” to defend the nation and falls short of the Obama administration’s national security strategy, according to a report by The Heritage Foundation on Tuesday (2/24/15).  This article also states that our military can no longer fight two wars at once.http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/feb/24/us-military-decimated-under-obama-only-marginally-/?page=all

That’s only the beginning.  As part of Obama’s promise to ‘fundamentally change America’, he has fundamentally changed the American military… and it will never be the same again.

Don’t ask, don’t tell” (DADT) was the official United States policy for military service by gays and lesbians, instituted by the Clinton Administration on February 28, 1994.  This was the camel’s nose under the tent.

President Barack Obama on Friday [7/22/2011] certified the repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell,” the policy preventing gays from openly serving in the military.

“Our military will no longer be deprived of the talents and skills of patriotic Americans just because they happen to be gay or lesbian,” Obama said in a statement released by the White House.

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/43859711/ns/us_news-life/t/obama-certifies-end-militarys-gay-ban/

Closets flew open and LGBT service members came out.  Cool.  We now have military officers and enlisted personnel who CAN BE OPENLY GAY throughout the ranks of the military. No problems with HIV/AIDS? Seems there is a wee issue with the spread of HIV in the rank and file ….No problems with morale, right?  Ummmmmmm….

An order came down the chain of command (NOT from the CinC) that anyone with HIV must disclose that to all sex partners.  Makes sense, right?  Seems those who disobeyed the order were being kicked out of the military.  But wait…. the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) does not cover this.  [As an aside, the UCMJ hasn’t kept up with the world – Congress, in conjunction with the military lawyers propose/pass laws for the military and the CinC signs off on them.  This is a bit behind the times – go figure.]

Gavin B. Atchak’s commanding officer at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina ordered him to avoid unprotected sex after Atchak tested positive for HIV in 2011.The officer also directed Atchak, an enlisted man in the Air Force security forces, to inform future sex partners that he carried the virus that can cause AIDS.Atchak disobeyed and engaged in unprotected oral and anal sex with fellow airmen. At a subsequent court-martial, he pleaded guilty to aggravated assault. Then the ground shifted.Now Atchak and others, including a former South Carolina-based airman, are caught amid changing times, as military prosecutors and defense lawyers alike sort through the evolving legal guidelines applicable to sexual activity among HIV-positive troops.While some 34 states have adopted criminal laws related to exposure to HIV, Congress has not done the same for the Uniform Code of Military Justice.Read more on this at the link below.  It’s an interesting analysis of current HIV laws in the military and in the civilian world.

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/crime/article57147868.html

And lest we forget….

PFC Bradley Manning was sentenced in August 2013 to 35 years in prison for giving hundreds of thousands of secret documents to Wikileaks.  This CONVICTED leaker of security intel, now known as Chelsea Manning, has begun a physical transition from male to female at Fort Leavenworth prison. Authorities say it is ‘medically appropriate and necessary.’ Manning is the first Army member to receive hormone therapy at the military’s expense.

Help me with this.  Manning – a traitor – is getting sex change therapy IN LEAVENWORTH???  Something he could not begin to afford if he had gotten an honorable discharge???  I only have one comment on this.  WHAT THE F**K!!!!  A traitor……. Is getting sex change therapy – IN A MILITARY PRISON????  AT GOVERNMENT (a/k/a taxpayers’) EXPENSE.  This is President Obama’s military…… fundamentally changed.

Bradley…………………………… or Chelsea Manning

Moving right along…

Women have been in the military for many years.  They are capable and if they can meet the qualifications, there is no reason they should NOT be in the military.  But in my mind – women have absolutely no business in a combat role.  They are NOT capable of matching the strength and endurance of a man.  A 125 pound woman no matter what great shape she is in, is physically INCAPABLE of dragging her 225 pound fellow combatant out of harms’ way.  There is no shame in that – they just do not have the strength.

The CinC decided women could become Army rangers, and 20 were accepted into the ranger course at Ft. Benning, GA.  Two graduated… but they were NOT treated like their male counterparts.  Males going through ranger school are allowed ONE shot at repeating a phase.  For instance, if they are injured in one of the phases, they will be given ONE re-do. The women were allowed multiple repeats during the course because there was an unspoken ‘MANDATE’ that A WOMAN WOULD GRADUATE AND WOULD GET THE COVETED RANGER TAB.  Check this off the to-do list, Mr. President.

http://www.people.com/article/female-ranger-school-graduation-planned-advance

Below is a recent example of a woman in a combat role.  Less than a month ago, 10 American Navy personnel (one was a woman) were taken hostage by the Iranians.  These nine honorable men are protecting that woman – see where she is in the picture below…. she’s in the corner and they are all between her and the enemy.  Honorable?  Protecting the woman?  YUP….A distraction in a crisis?  For sure!

Troop morale….. is it a problem?  It is.  But surprisingly, it’s not about salaries or deployments.  It’s because of the senior leadership, who has apparently lost the confidence and support of those of lower rank.  In his newly released book ‘A Passion for Leadership’, former SecDef Robert Gates opines that President Obama does not listen to the advice of his MILITARY leaders, but listens only to the advisers he has surrounded himself who are completely, totally CLUELESS about the ways of all things military.  Gates says all of Obama’s MILITARY decisions are based on POLITICS.

[Ed. Note:  In my opinion Obama is the biggest cause of poor morale in the military and for those who have LEFT the military because of how his administration has done NOTHING to improve the plight of service men and women by perpetuating the joke that is the VA system!  And it IS a joke!]

http://taskandpurpose.com/real-reason-poor-state-military-morale/

Anyway…

CONCLUSION:  The greatest fighting force in the history of the world… has become a disgusting social experiment.  And the Commander-in-Chief is smiling at THIS ‘fundamental change’ of something that was (past tense) truly representative of what this country stood for.

Waitress Puts Man with Cancer in Tears after Doing Kind Gesture that Goes a Long Way

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This is from Independent Journal Review.

Young people like Daniela Bossi makes me think there is hope for America.   

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Sometimes even the smallest of gestures can affect people in big ways.

Rick and Annette Lewallen went out to eat in their hometown of Hamilton, New Jersey, a rare escape while Rick underwent the trials chemotherapy for brain cancer:

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The couple ended up at Brother’s Pizza, where their friend Daniela Bossiworks as a waitress:

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Bossi knew about her friends’ struggles and decided to try in help in the little way that she could. So when the couple asked for the check, Bossi came back not with a bill, but rather a touching note:

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It read:

“For putting up the biggest fight, this one is on me. With great love, Brother’s Pizza.”

Bossi covered the couples bill with the extra tips she made from the night.

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After receiving the note Rick said to NJ.com:

“It was a vote for humanity,” he said. “I’ve finally stopped crying about it.”

Annette, who explained that her husband is typically very stoic, went to Facebook to share the amazing story.

She wrote:

“The world is a better place because of people like you…

We are overwhelmed with her kindness.”

After Bossi’s boss found out about her kind gesture, he reimbursed her for the dinner.

When asked why Bossi did it, she explained, ”I did it because their family has always been there for my little sister.”

 

An Open Letter to Congress

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This is from Charlie Daniels.com.

Charlie hit a grand slam with this letter.

I am a proud American who believes that America has held – and still holds – a very sensitive and special place in the affairs of mankind on Planet Earth. I believe that America has been divinely blessed and protected in our two centuries plus of existence.

I believe that America has been a counter balance that has cancelled out a lot of tyranny, evil and conquest and, admittedly, we have made a lot of mistakes, but on balance we have exerted a certain Pax Americana in the international affairs of mankind.

It took a lot of old fashioned guts for the Continental Congress to stand up to the world’s mightiest military and tell them that we demanded our independence, even at the peril of going up against a far superior force on land and sea with a ragtag army of untrained citizens, many who had to supply their own firearms.

It took courage above and beyond for Abraham Lincoln to push the country into a Civil War that he knew beyond a shadow of a doubt would divide this nation for decades.

It took guts to give the order for American troops to storm the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, straight into the face of artillery and machine gunfire, wave after wave being cut to ribbons by German shore emplacements.

The history of this nation is written in the blood and courage of men who stood in the face of overwhelming odds, politicians, soldiers, statesmen and ordinary citizens who sought to do the right thing regardless of the cost or the consequences.

Well, ladies and gentlemen of the United States Congress, it seems that that particular pen has run out of ink. The courageous politicians that once championed this nation have been replaced, for the most part, by a breed of milksop, politically correct, scared of their own shadow, pushover, pathetic excuses for public servants who are supposed to be representing a constituency of citizens who have to live with the circumstances of their timid folly.

You don’t even have the courage to face down an out of control president, even when he makes a deal with the devil. Don’t you bunch of timid capons even care what kind of world you’re leaving to your children and grandchildren, not to even mention the rest of us? Are you really party partisans before you’re parents and grandparents or even human beings?

Be honest with yourselves a minute, go into the bathroom and look in the mirror and ask the person you see this question.

“Do I really believe that Iran will not use the money we’re releasing to them to finance terrorists to kill Americans, and, when, not if, but when, the Iranians develop their nuclear device, will they really use it against America and Israel?”

You can’t hide from the truthful answer to that question forever, an answer will be required of you one day.

You have allowed Obama to tilt the Supreme Court so far to the left that they’re little more than a shameful extension of the Executive Branch.

You have talked for decades about the porous southern border but have done absolutely nothing about it.

You have allowed cities in this nation to declare themselves sanctuary cities where they protect the worst of the worst criminal aliens, American citizens paying an awful price for your silence.

You watch an impossible National Debt balloon completely out of control knowing full well that a day of reckoning is coming that will seriously curtail the quality of life for coming generations.

You allow corrupt government agencies like the IRS to run over the very people you are sworn to protect and allow the entitlement society to expand exponentially while you actually entertain the idea of raising taxes on those who still work and shoulder the burden.

You compose a third of the constitutionally mandated ruling system and you shirk your duty
and allow this nation to move a little closer to the edge every day.

I wish you bunch of sold-out, jaded, burned-out hacks would just go home and let some people who still have some vision and whose consciences haven’t been seared past the point of reminding them when they’re wrong take over and start to claw this nation back on to the path of sanity,

Your ratings are in the single digits, your morals are in the gutter, your minds are on self-preservation and somewhere along the way you traded your honor for political expediency.

You’ve violated your oaths, you’ve betrayed your country you’ve feathered your nests and you’ve sat on your hands while an imperial president has rubbed your noses in the dirt time after time.

You’re no longer men, you’re puppets, you’re caricatures, jokes, a gaggle of fading prostitutes for sale to anybody who can do you a political favor.

“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?”

What do you think?

Pray for our troops and the peace of Jerusalem.

God Bless America

Charlie Daniels

 

10 MORE QUOTES ABOUT ANTI-AMERICANISM

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This is from Patriot UpDate.

If these assholes have such a problem with America move out.

I want to reply to Bono’s remark about Europe knowing about wars.

How come America has been bailing your asses out of jams since 1917?

 

Anti-Americanism is a cancer that must be destroyed.

Over this month, we will be examining dozens of quotes concerning the subject, in a hope to expose the stupidity, moral relativity and overall venom in anti-American prejudice.

Here are ten further quotes on the subject, from celebrities:

  • “When I see an American flag flying, it’s a joke.” — Robert Altman
  • “They’re sheep. They like him (Bush) enough to credit him with saving the nation after 9/11. Three thousand people get killed, and everybody thinks they’re next on the list. The president comes along, and he’s got his six-guns strapped on, and people think he’s going to save them.” — Ed Asner
  • “I also think that there is a strong streak of racism, and whenever we engage in foreign adventures. Our whole history in regime change has been of people of different color.” — Ed Asner
  • “I not only think that they (U.S. leaders) are misguided, but I think they know exactly what they are doing and I think that they are men who are possessed of evil.” — Harry Belafonte
  • “The real terrorist threats are George W. Bush and his band of brown-shirted thugs.” — Sandra Bernhard
  • “I think America has no experience with terrorism or even with war. In Europe, we know a little bit more about these things.” — Bono
  • “I’m saying that the moral climate within the ruling class in this country is not that different from the moral climate within the ruling class of Hitler’s Germany.” — David Clennon, star of the hit CBS television series “The Agency,”
  • …I’m not comparing Bush to Adolf Hitler – because George Bush, for one thing, is not as smart as Adolf Hitler. And secondly George Bush has much more power than Adolf Hitler ever had.” — David Clennon, star of the hit CBS television series “The Agency,”
  • …I’m saying that we (Americans) have sunk pretty low and I’m saying that you can look at the moral climate in Germany in 1933. We have to ask ourselves if we found ourselves in Nazi Germany, what would we do. Now I say, let the inspection process take its course.” — David Clennon, star of the hit CBS television series “The Agency,”
  • “You can’t beat your enemy anymore through wars; instead you create an entire generation of people revenge-seeking. These days it only matters who’s in charge. Right now that’s us — for a while at least. Our opponents are going to resort to car bombs and suicide attacks because they have no other way to win. …I believe (Rumsfeld) thinks this is a war that can be won, but there is no such thing anymore. We can’t beat anyone anymore.” — George Clooney

Read more at http://patriotupdate.com/10-more-quotes-about-anti-americanism/

Schumer Says He Will Oppose Iran Nuclear Deal

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This is from The Washington Times.

I can say this is one issue that I can and do agree with Senator Chuck Schumer on.

This is a bad deal for America and Israel.

WASHINGTON — Senator Chuck Schumer, the most influential Jewish voice in Congress, said Thursday night that he would opposePresident Obama’s deal to limit Iran’s nuclear program.

“Advocates on both sides have strong cases for their point of view that cannot simply be dismissed,” Mr. Schumer, Democrat of New York, said in a lengthy statement. “This has made evaluating the agreement a difficult and deliberate endeavor, and after deep study, careful thought and considerable soul-searching, I have decided I must oppose the agreement and will vote yes on a motion of disapproval.”

Mr. Schumer had spent the last several weeks carrying a dog-eared copy of the agreement in his briefcase and meeting with Mr. Obama and officials like Wendy R. Sherman, the deal’s chief negotiator. With his decision, he paves the way for other Democrats on the fence to join Republicans in showing their disapproval.

HOW LIBERALS DISTORT AMERICAN HISTORY

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This is from Patriot UpDate.

Another reason to homeschool your children.

 

The United States has a rich history of which all Americans can be proud. It’s not perfect, but it is very good. America’s record among the community of nations is a sterling example of what people of good will can do when they enjoy the blessings of liberty, freedom, and self-determination. But liberals don’t see things this way. To them America’s history is a shameful record characterized by military adventurism, imperialism, and exploitation. Most liberals can find little good to say about America—past or present—and they use our nation’s public schools, colleges, and universities to pass their disdain on to successive generations of susceptible young people. Here are some examples of how liberals view America’s history and teach it in the public schools:

  • The American Revolution was flawed because it failed to free the slaves. The French Revolution was better (in spite of the orgy of mass murder).
  • America’s Founding Fathers were a bunch of patriarchal slaveholders unworthy of more than a brief mention in history books.
  • Democracy is a good thing—provided the left is in control.
  • All southerners during the War Between the States were bad—they all fought to preserve slavery.
  • California and Texas were taken from their rightful owners—Mexico—by Yankee imperialists backed by the U.S. military. Those Americans killed at the Alamo got what they deserved.
  • The Panama Canal is an example of the forceful expansionism and international bullying of an American president.
  • Hoover caused the Great Depression by relying on free-market economics and FDR ended it through government intervention. World War II had nothing to do with America’s economic recovery.
  • World War I and II were fought to help America’s imperialist allies retain their colonies worldwide.
  • Dropping the atomic bombs on Nagasaki and Hiroshima amounted to war crimes on the part of the U.S. military.
  • Joseph McCarthy was wrong about there being communists in the U.S. government.
  • Vietnam was an unjust war, soldiers who fought there are baby killers, and the only heroes of the war are those who burned their draft cards and refused to serve in the military.
  • Johnson’s “war on poverty” is an excellent example of how government programs can make the world a better place.
  • Because of the crushing remnants of slavery, minorities in America will perpetually need and should be given special privileges such as Affirmative Action to level the playing field.
  • Ronald Reagan was an over-the-hill politician who acted his way into the presidency. He was one of the worst presidents in America’s history.
  • Government programs, statism, and socialism are good. Private enterprise and free markets are bad.
  • Freedom of the press is a good thing, but conservative talk radio should be outlawed.
  • The Bill of Rights is commendable, but the Second Amendment should be repealed.
  • The religious freedom in the First Amendment does not apply to Christian businesses that are singled out for bullying tactics by homosexual advocacy groups.

Readers can probably add examples of their own concerning how liberals view America’s history. Nothing is more hypocritical than exploiting the Constitutional freedoms granted to all Americans to distort the history of the nation that affords those very freedoms to its citizens. But this is exactly what liberals do when they purposefully distort America’s history. What is worse is that these distortions are what liberals are teaching your children if you send them to public schools.
Read more at http://patriotupdate.com/articles/how-liberals-distort-american-history/

The Ongoing List of Obama Lies & Meddling

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This is from The Black Sphere.

If America can survive Barack Obama, and the Establishment Republicans, Obama will be judged harshly by history.

Barack Obama will go down as the worst president in history, he will join Neville Chamberlain  as a blundering incompetent appeaser.

 

At some point in history, when referring to Obama, people will simply say, “He was the first black president.”

There will be no hoopla over him, and much of the discussion will be around how America had to rebuild itself, in the aftermath of Hurricane Barack.

The list of atrocities against America by Barack Obama grows daily, so much so that we can’t keep up. But you can be a part of the chronicling of the destruction of the greatest country in the world, by one Muslim terrorist, ironically elected (the first time).

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  • “I, Barrack Hussein Obama, pledge to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America.”
  • I will have the most transparent administration in history.
  • The stimulus will fund shovel-ready jobs.
  • I am focused like a laser on creating jobs.
  • The IRS is not targeting anyone.
  • It was a spontaneous riot about a movie.
  • If I had a son.
  • I will put an end to the type of politics that “breeds division, conflict and cynicism”.
  • You didn’t build that!
  • I will restore trust in government.
  • The Cambridge cops acted stupidly.
  • The public will have 5 days to look at every bill that lands on my desk
  • It’s not my red line – it is the world’s red line.
  • Whistle blowers will be protected in my administration.
  • We got back every dime we used to rescue the banks and auto companies, with interest.
  • I am not spying on American citizens.
  • Obama Care will be good for America . You can keep your family doctor. Premiums will be lowered by $2500. If you like it, you can keep your current healthcare plan. It’s just like shopping at Amazon.
  • I knew nothing about “Fast and Furious” gunrunning to Mexican drug cartels.
  • I knew nothing about IRS targeting conservative groups.
  • I knew nothing about what happened in Benghazi .
  • I have never known my uncle from Kenya who is in the country illegally and that was arrested and told to
    leave the country over 20 years ago. And, I have never lived with that uncle. He finally admitted
    (12-05-2013) that he DID know his uncle and that he DID live with him.

Read more at http://theblacksphere.net/2015/03/ongoing-list-obama-lies/

 

The school lunches that shame America: Photos reveal just how meager US students’ meals are compared to even the most cash-strapped of nations

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This is from The U. K. Daily Mail.

Students in Cuba are eating better lunches than American students.

Look at student meals from around the world.

 

 

  • Korean schools serve hearty fish soup and fermented cabbage, kimchi while Greece, Spain and France all serve fresh meat, vegetables and fish 
  • However, students in the world’s richest nation lunches are the unhealthiest with lots of processed items
  • The contrasts between America’s school meals and those in far less fortunate economies are stark and suggest Michelle Obama’s push for more healthful lunches nationwide may not be giving kids enough to eat

 

Mouthwatering photos of school lunches served around the world reveal even children in Ukraine, Estonia and Greece are treated to delectable meals each day. School children in America, meanwhile, aren’t nearly so lucky.

Whereas a kid in France might be treated to a juicy steak and a hunk of brie, the richest country in the world’s youths are more likely to receive unidentified meat served alongside little more than a starch like white pasta, fries or a roll.

The contrasts between America’s school meals and those in far less fortunate economies are stark and suggest Michelle Obama’s push for more healthful lunches nationwide may not be enough.

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What is it? School lunches in the United States stand in stark contrast to the wholesome and in some cases even decadent meals served to kids in other markedly less fortunate nations

The first new school lunch standards championed by Michelle Obama have been phased in over the last several school years.

In addition to whole grain requirements, the rules set fat, calorie, sugar and sodium limits on foods in the lunch line and beyond. While many schools have had success putting the rules in place, others have said they are too restrictive and costly.

Backlash against the rules have spawned a wave of social media photos along with the tag #thanksMichelleObama. If these pictures are any indication, schools have responded to the rules by cutting down on portions to reduce fat and calories rather than by using potentially more costly ingredients.

Meanwhile, the widely different meals from Spain, Ukraine, Greece, South Korea, Brazil, France, Finland and Italy are all fresh and wholesome, with fish, steak and vegetables featuring prominently.

But in the UK and US, lunch trays feature processed foods such as popcorn chicken, frankfurters, cookies, and beans from a tin. 

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What children in other countries eat (clockwise from top left): Ukraine’s version of sausage and mash; Brazil’s plantains, rice and black beans; beetroot salad and pea soup in Finland and steak with beans and carrots in France (photo courtest Sweetgreen)

 

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South Indian school children eat off a thali plate which has white rice, sambar (dhal), smoked gourd vegetable stir-fry, curd, buttermilk and kesari, a type of sweet dessert made from semolina

 

The school lunch comparisons were revealed by Sweetgreen, a chain of US restaurants, and website Never Seconds, run by Scottish schoolgirl Martha Payne, who logs her thoughts and experiences of eating school meals at her primary school in Lochgilphead, Scotland.

The 12-year-old launched the blog in 2012 as a school writing project with assistance from her father, David,

Written under the pseudonym ‘VEG’ (Veritas Ex Gustu – truth from tasting), with the subtitle ‘One primary school pupil’s daily dose of school dinners’, the blog features daily entries on the $3 school meal that Martha/ ‘VEG’ has chosen that day, her thoughts on the food and its quality, a count of the number of hairs, a health rating, a picture, and marks out of 10 based on a ‘Food-o-Meter’.

Martha, who has been invited to talk in international conferences is currently raising money for Scottish charity Mary’s Meals, through her JustGiving page.

Mary’s Meals  – which began in 2002 as a one-off school feeding programme – currently provides daily life changing meals to over 989,000 hungry children in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe and South America.

The surprising pictures show just how the UK and US measures up to the rest of the world when it comes to feeding schoolchildren.

While the majority of lunches feature fresh foods, US tray is packed with processed items.

Similarly the typical UK school lunch is sadly lacking in fresh vegetables, featuring a baked potato, sausage and beans from a tin, and a half corn on the cob with a melon slice to follow.

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Lunch in an Estonian school is rice with a piece of meat and purple cabbage. They also have bread and a get a cup of chocolate drink

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UK school dinner of frankfurters and beans, a baked potato, corn on the cob, slice of melon and a box drink

 

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Balanced diet: Italian children get pasta, fish, two kinds of salad, rocket and caprese, a bread roll and grapes (courtesy Sweetgreen)

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In Finland lunch is mainly a vegetarian affair of pea soup, carrots, beetroot salad, crusty roll and sweet pancake with berries to finish.

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School lunch in Alba, Spain (left): white flesh peaches, strawberries and yogurt melts, cous-cous, broccoli, cucumbers and roasted salmon; (right): Poached apple pears, strawberries and blue berries, boiled swede and fresh garden peas

 

In France, children start their meal with a generous slab of Brie.

This is followed by a hearty portion of rare steak, served with two types of vegetables – carrots and green beans.

And you won’t find sweets on this lunch tray. The healthy theme continues into dessert, with the young ones  tucking into kiwi fruit and apples.

The South Korean lunch is equally as impressive.

A milky fish soup to start followed by a serving of stir fried rice with tofu, broccoli and peppers. On the side is kimchi, the traditional Korean condiment of fermented cabbage.

In Scandinavia, Finnish schools dish up a vegetarian lunch of pea soup, beetroot salad, carrots and a roll. For pudding there is pannakkau, a sweet pancake served with strawberries and blueberries.

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South Korean children tuck into broccoli and peppers, fried rice with tofu, fermented cabbage and fish soup

 

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Brie, green beans, carrot, rare steak and pudding of kiwi fruit and apples is served in French schools

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A meal of traditional flavours: Brazil’s rice and black beans, baked plantain, pork with peppers and coriander, green salad and a seeded roll

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Rice, a chicken croquette, a piece of taro root and yellow pea soup is the school lunch in Old Havana, Cuba

 

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In Japan, school children tuck into fried fish, dried seaweed, tomatoes, miso soup with potatoes, rice (in the metal container), and milk

A plump portion of lightly fried fish sits atop rocket salad in the Italian lunch tray. This is accompanied by a small portion of pasta, a simple caprese salad of tomatoes, mozzarella and basil, a crusy roll and a bunch of grapes.

Most of the schools have kept to traditional foods for the school lunch.

Children in Spain start their meal with cold tomato soup, gazpacho, served with shrimp and brown rice. This is served with a seeded roll, peppers with red cabbage and half an orange for dessert.

Children in Greece have baked chicken with orzo, stuffed grape leave, cucumber and tomato salad, yoghurt with pomegranate seeds and oranges.

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Wholesome: Seeded roll, shrimp with brown rice, gazpacho and tri-colour peppers. Dessert is half an orange

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A serving of borscht (beetroot soup) with pickled cabbage, sausages and mash. Dessert is a sweet pancake

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Greek school lunches feature baked chicken with orzo, stuffed grape leaves, salad of cucumber and tomatoes, yogurt with pomegranate seeds and two oranges

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hanks Michelle Obama? New school lunch rules backed by FLOTUS have students nationwide tweeting ‘#thanksMichelleObama’ along with photos of meals like these

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thanks Michelle Obama? New school lunch rules backed by FLOTUS have students nationwide tweeting ‘#thanksMichelleObama’ along with photos of meals like these

Traditional South American food such as rice with black beans, baked plantains and pork with vegetables are on offer for Brazilian children. They also had a side serving of salad and bread with their meal.

In Ukraine children feast on mashed potato, sausages, borscht, cabbage and syrniki, a type of dessert pancake.

US school lunches feature fried popcorn chicken with ketchup, mashed potatoes, peas, a fruit cup and a chocolate chip cookie.

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Bowls of salad are ready to be served at Delcare Edu Center, a local kindergarten and child care center in the business district of Singapore

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A healthier UK school dinner: Two trays at a primary school in London. The meal at right consists of pasta with broccoli and slices of bread, and fruit. At left are vegetable chili with rice and broccoli, sponge cake with custard, and a banana

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In France, school lunch is an art form: hot, multi-course and involving vegetables. A meal of rice, salmon, ratatouille, a slice of bread, a salad with celery and carrots, and an orange and donut at the Anne Franck school in Lambersart, northern France

 

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25 Quotes That Show You How Much Liberals Hate Soldiers Like Chris Kyle

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This is by John Hawkins in Town Hall.

I have commented in the past about liberalism being a mental illness which it is, it is also a mental defect.

If you hate America and her troops this badly pack your nasty ass up and move to some Muslim shit hole.

1) “In Vietnam, our soldiers came back and they were reviled as baby killers, in shame and humiliation. It isn’t happening now, but I will tell you, there has never been an [American] army as violent and murderous as our army has been in Iraq.” —Seymour Hersh

2) “I haven’t seen American Sniper, but correct me if I’m wrong: An occupier mows down faceless Iraqis but the real victim is his anguished soul.” – Max Blumenthal

3) “Put a man in uniform, preferably a white man, give him a gun, and Americans will worship him. It is a particularly childish trait, of a childlike culture, that insists on anointing all active military members and police officers as ‘heroes.’ The rhetorical sloppiness and intellectual shallowness of affixing such a reverent label to everyone in the military or law enforcement betrays a frightening cultural streak of nationalism, chauvinism, authoritarianism and totalitarianism, but it also makes honest and serious conversations necessary for the maintenance and enhancement of a fragile democracy nearly impossible….” — David Masciotra atSalon

4) “American fighters of the Pacific War were not heroes. The desperation of island combat included exchanged barbarities of which no one would willingly speak for a generation. On the American side, there were foul racism, vengeful refusals to take prisoners, a generalized brutality that extended to a savage air war.” —James Carrollin the Boston Globe

5) “…(P)erhaps some readers will understand why my friends and I rip yellow ribbon ‘support the troops’ magnets off of cars or wherever people have affixed them. By ripping off these ribbons, we find a way to deal with our guilt, as though with each ribbon swiped we take back a life that was taken by this senseless war started by our senseless president and those who support him.

I will never say, ‘support the troops.’ I don’t believe in the validity of that statement. People say, ‘I don’t support the war, I support the troops’ as though you can actually separate the two. You cannot; the troops are a part of the war, they have become the war and there is no valid dissection of the two. Other people shout with glaring eyes that we should give up our politics, give up our political affiliations in favor of ‘just supporting the troops.’ I wish everything were that easy.” —Thomas Naughton at the Daily Collegian

6) “Forget bringing the troops home from Iraq. We need to get the troops home from World War II. Can anybody tell me why, in 2009, we still have more than sixty thousand troops in Germany and thirty thousand in Japan? At some point, these people are going to have to learn to rape themselves.” – Bill Maher

7) “My uncle killed by sniper in WW2. We were taught snipers were cowards. Will shoot u in the back. Snipers aren’t heroes. And invaders r worse.”Michael Moore

8) “What outrages me as a representative of journalists is that there’s not more outrage about the number, and the brutality, and the cavalier nature of the U.S. military toward the killing of journalists in Iraq….They target and kill journalists … uh, from other countries, particularly Arab countries like Al -, like Arab news services like Al-Jazeera, for example. They actually target them and blow up their studios with impunity….” — Newspaper Guild President Linda Foley

9) “Democrat flaks jump on this like ducks on a June-bug, and in the process themselves reproduce the sick militarism of this culture that automatically valorizes anyone who wears a uniform. How dare you insult a soldier! Like its some sacred calling instead of an imperial employment program steeped in the culture of machismo and misogyny.(And you can gasp as theatrically as you want… I spent more than two decades wearing a uniform… that is exactly what it is.)” —Stan Goff at the Huffington Post

10) “Is your enemy the state?
Befriend a recruiter and keep your friends close and your enemies closer!…

This campaign is not about (badgering?) recruiters. It is solely about making friends and finding out more about the military that you don’t trust…

Actions to take:…
Prank-call a recruiter to schedule appointments on the other side of town.
Ask a recruiter to pick you up and then tell them you’re hungry.
Ask a recruiter to take you out to eat.” — A flier from Iraq Vets Against the War

11) “THE United States now has a mercenary army. To be sure, our soldiers are hired from within the citizenry, unlike the hated Hessians whom George III recruited to fight against the American Revolutionaries. But like those Hessians, today’s volunteers sign up for some mighty dangerous work largely for wages and benefits….” —David M. Kennedy in the New York Times

12) “You know, education, if you make the most of it, if you study hard and you do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, uh, you, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.” —John Kerry

13) “If a young fella has an option of having a decent career or joining the army to fight in Iraq, you can bet your life that he would not be in Iraq.” —Charles Rangel

14) “For someone who was responsible for, again, nobody knows, but a certain amount of death of innocent people as John McCain was, the time spent in a North Vietnamese prison where he claims to have been tortured was probably time spent that a Catholic priest, for example, would find completely understandable. It’s called doing penance, John. You don’t bomb and kill people for no reason, even when corporate America or your daddy, who was the supreme commander of Southeast Asian forces, South Pacific forces, orders you to do it. You can’t just take orders, we decided that at Nuremberg. So, if you suffered, I am sorry for your suffering, I truly am, in and of itself, but John-John-John, did you think about the suffering of the people you bombed and strafed? They were civilians, you know.” —Mike Malloy

15) “I’m putting my life at risk, literally! And if I slipped… You never know. And I think about it. I think about my family and I’m like, wow, this is like being a police officer or something, in war or something.” —Kanye West

16) “(It’s) very difficult to talk about the war dead and the fallen without invoking valor, without invoking the words ‘heroes.’ I feel … uncomfortable about the word hero because it seems to me that it is so rhetorically proximate to justifications for more war.” —Chris Hayes

17) “Our troops overreacted because of the pressure on them, and they killed innocent civilians in cold blood.” —John Murtha smears the troops on Haditha

18) “The recent shootings at Ft. Hood and the resignation of top Foreign Service officer Matthew Hoh demonstrate how even our military officers are opposed to US strategy in Afghanistan.” —Code Pink

19) “A lot of (Kyle’s) stories when he was back home in Texas, a lot of his own personal opinions about what he was doing in Iraq, how he viewed Iraqis. Some of what people have described as his racist tendencies towards Iraqis and Muslims when he was going on some of these, you know, killing sprees in Iraq on assignment. So I think there are issues… When he was involved in his — on assignments in terms of what he was doing. A lot of the description that has come out from his book and some of the terminology that he has used, people have described as racist.” — MSNBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin

20) “Real freedom will come when [U.S.] soldiers in Iraq turn their guns on their superiors.” — Warren County Community College adjunct English professor,John Daly

21) “I don’t want to sound like an ad, a public service ad on TV, but the fact is if you can read, you can walk into a job later on. If you don’t, then you’ve got, the Army, Iraq, I don’t know, something like that. It’s, it’s not as bright. So, that’s my little commercial for that.” —Stephen King

22) “Through every Abu aib and Haditha, through every rape and murder, the American public has indulged those in uniform….We pay the soldiers a decent wage, take care of their families, provide them with housing and medical care and vast social support systems and ship obscene amenities into the war zone for them, we support them in every possible way, and their attitude is that we should in addition roll over and play dead, defer to the military and the generals and let them fight their war, and give up our rights and responsibilities to speak up because they are above society?…[T]he recent NBC report is just an ugly reminder of the price we pay for a mercenary — oops sorry, volunteer — force that thinks it is doing the dirty work.” —Washington Post blogger, William Arkin

23) “I think Bowe Bergdahl, if he deserted, is a hero – I think throughout history we should build monuments to the unknown deserters.” – Bill Ayers

24) “Do our government’s poorly paid contract killers deserve our ‘support’ for blindly following orders?” —Ted Rall

25) “For those of you who do, as a matter of principle, oppose war in any form, the idea of supporting a conscientious objector who’s already been inducted [and] in his combat service in Iraq might have a certain appeal. But let me ask you this: Would you render the same support to someone who hadn’t conscientiously objected, but rather instead rolled a grenade under their line officer in order to neutralize the combat capacity of their unit?”

Later, in a question-and-answer period, Churchill was asked whether the trauma “fragging” inflicts on that officer’s family back home should be considered, he responded: “How do you feel about Adolf Eichmann’s family?” — From Ward Churchill via WorldNetDaily
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