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Don’t Be Just Another Sheep. Live Life to the Fullest!

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This is from Rush Limbaugh.com.

The American people have lost their sense of humor

the ability to have fun and are afraid of everything.

We becomig sheep and developing a herd mentality.

 

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RUSH: One other thing.  I actually got a couple of e-mails from people thanking me for something yesterday.  Do you remember the story we had yesterday on the latest health news that alcoholic is not fattening?  Despite everything you’ve heard of about it, despite the fact it triggers the release of insulin, it’s a big myth, alcohol isn’t fattening.  They studied 20,000 women over 13 years or something. It was a long time with a lot of women, and they found that the women that consumed moderate amounts of adult beverage actually lost weight and were the skinniest of the bunch, and the women who did not consume adult beverages happened to be the chunkiest, the more full size, is a diplomatic way.

And my reaction to that — and this is what people were thanking me for.  You know, folks, I may be redundant in saying this, but I think it’s important, and it’s not a cliche.  It may sound like one.  We all only get one life.  I think not enough people really are cognizant of that.  I mean, you’ve heard the old cliche, “Live every day like it’s the last.”  And of course not everybody can or will or even wants to do that, but still, the point of it is pretty good.  There aren’t any real do-overs.  When you’ve lost the day, you’ve lost the day.  You don’t get it back and you can’t go to the bank and borrow another one.  It’s gone.

My only point with all of this stuff is, you’ve only got one life.  Live it.  Enjoy it.  Do not let all of these different agencies, be they government or special interests or whatever they are, medical groups, don’t let them paralyze you with fear over, if you have that peanut you’re gonna die 20 years from now. If you’re in a room where people are smoking, you’re gonna die and get sick.  None of it’s true.  We’re all gonna die of something, someday, somehow, for some reason, and so forth. But in the meantime, just avoid this sheep business.  You’ve got one life; live it!  Life really is meant to be lived.

You know, William F. Buckley‘s birthday was Sunday, and I was really disappointed.  The people at National Review sent me a note on Saturday that I missed. They were doing a little symposium, people that knew Buckley, asking them, “What do you remember most?  What do you miss most about William F. Buckley?”  And I missed it, and I didn’t get a chance to participate in it.  What I would have said was, “I don’t know very many people who got as much out of life as Bill Buckley did.  The guy really lived his life.  He just did.  Sailing, writing, expert on countless things, intellectual, brilliant, formally, overwhelmingly educated, television star, all of these things.”

It just was incredible.  The energy level that it took is mind-boggling.  That’s what Renaissance men are, people that are called Renaissance men.  Not everybody can do that, and I understand not everybody is a self-starter.  Most people aren’t.  That’s why leadership is so crucial, why leadership is so rare, in fact, because most people are in fact followers.  But nobody has to be sheep.  Not everybody has to be sheep.  If I could wish anything for anybody, break out of the daily narrative of the media, which is filled with nothing but negative, fatalistic, apocalyptic news no matter what it’s about.  Expose yourself to it enough and it can’t help but affect you and turn you into someone who always sees the negative or who is always at least pessimistic. 

And, yeah, there are things that need fixing, and there are things that are terribly wrong, and there are things to be greatly alarmed about, but at the same time it doesn’t mean that you give up.  It doesn’t mean that you allow all that stuff to really get in the way of you living your life.  So if you want to have an adult beverage, have it, unless you’re medically predisposed to not — we all have our own instincts, we all have our own intuition, we all know what’s right and wrong, we all have that voice.  Most don’t listen to it, but we’ve all got a voice called a conscience.  Well, again, that’s not true.  Some people are not raised with right and wrong.  But the vast majority of us are.

If you’re one of those people, you know when you’re overdoing something.  You don’t need to be told and you don’t need to be hemmed in and have your life parameters shrunken by a bunch of busybodies who really aren’t interested in anything other than controlling your life and making you live the way they want you to live.  So I got a couple of notes from people thanking me for that perspective and said they’re gonna do that.  And if it just means you see a piece of pecan pie and you wanna have it, for crying out loud, and then don’t have one the next day, whatever.  The idea that life is meant to be spent in suffering, that there’s some valorous pay-off for that, is nonsense.  Self-induced suffering, I mean.  I mean, there’s enough suffering anyway without inducing additional amounts.  And that was my only point.

I’m thankful. I don’t know when or how it happened, but I am thankful that I somehow, someday learned to see people on the left as they are, and learned how not to be affected by them, how not to be offended every day and every minute.  It all affects one’s attitude.  What we all need here is a little optimism and positive tempered with reality because everything can be fixed and everything can be improved, and much needs to be.  We are Americans, and that makes us blessed.  That makes us exceptional.  Not because we’re better than anybody else.  Not because we have been given favorable treatment by God.  None of that. 

What’s exceptional about the United States of America is simply that the history of the world is one of tyranny and bondage, most people not having the freedom to say what they want, to do what they want, to own property, to enter into contracts.  That stuff, it was foreign to everybody.  Nobody even contemplated such things.  Most people, from the beginning of time, most people had to spend all their waking moments on staying alive.  We don’t now.  We have been liberated from the daily pursuits of finding food and staying alive and warding off attackers, but the primary point about American exceptionalism is that this is the first country that was created and enshrined formally with documents acknowledging the human spirit as created by God, as one that yearns to be free.

And that enshrinement of the way we have been created by God, simple freedom is what has turned the people who have lived in this country loose to become the most powerful, the most productive, the most technologically advanced people in just 250 years, in all of human history.  And it’s all due to our founding.  That’s why so many people are devoted to it. It’s why so many people are just devoted to saving this country and preventing its transformation into something that it was never intended to be.  So there’s a lot to be thankful for here.  There’s a lot to get your arms around and realize that we’re all in this together, to improve it daily.  Not just for ourselves, but our kids and grandkids.

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RUSH:  So American exceptionalism, really no more complicated than the root word, “exceptional,” “except.”  We are not forced to live the way the vast majority of human beings since the beginning of time have lived on this earth.  We’re free.  We have had it officially established that we are primary in our country, not our government, not our leaders, not our king.  We don’t have a king.  We have a document that for the first time in the world limited the role of government in everybody’s life.

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Jogging While White Leaves Woman Dead

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This is from The Black Sphere.

A son of Obama has murdered a white woman jogger.

When will White Americans wake up to fact these sons of

Obama are vicious savage?  

Meet 55-year-old Jane Juergens, who friends say was an optimistic, friendly, and bubbly person that cared a great deal about others.

Now, meet her polar opposite… 16-year-old Jordan Stewart, who according to a Juvenile Court case review, “admits to having ongoing thoughts of violence toward others.”

In Hollywood movies, whenever altruistic Whites cross paths with “at-risk” Black youths, movies such as the Blind Side are produced.

However, in real life, these Black youths typically bite the charitable hand that feeds them.

Jane Juergens

Business owner Jane Juergens didn’t know Jordan Stewart when she crossed paths with him while jogging on a park trail that was close to her residence and his group home. Even so, he undoubtedly benefited from her tax-dollars because he was a ward of the state.

Regardless, her taxpaying status did not prevent Stewart from making her the umpteenth victim of Black-on-White murder since the Trayvon-Zimmerman reality show ended.

And like the other Black-on-White violent incidents, specifically homicides, there will be no national news coverage, DoJ investigation, nor Obama comparing the White victim to a hypothetical relative.

Don’t hold your breath waiting for him to emote, “If I had a sister, she’d look like Jane Juergens.”

The Columbus Dispatch picks up the story:

According to a search warrant filed in Franklin County Municipal Court, Juergens’ body was found by township police officers after Willy Mutai, a staff member at the group home, called police shortly after 6 p.m. Sunday, to say Stewart was acting suspiciously.

Mutai said he had taken Stewart and another resident to the park late Sunday afternoon. After a short walk, they went to the parking lot and rested in the shade, but Stewart eventually went back into the woods. Shortly after that, Mutai saw a woman get out of a car in the parking lot and go jogging into the woods.

Jordan T. Stewart

After about 20 minutes, Mutai said, he went to find Stewart, and met him as he ran out of the woods. He said that Stewart had scratches on him and a bruise under his eye. He told Mutai that he had tripped and fallen.

Mutai told police that when the three returned to the group home, Stewart was crying. He then took a shower and changed clothes.

After talking with Mutai, police went back to the park and saw the woman’s car still in the parking lot. Several officers began searching the trail and eventually followed blood to her body.

Jane was stabbed to death.

Stewart, who has a history of violent crime dating back to age eleven, was charged with a delinquency count of murder. The Prosecutors have filed a motion asking for the murder charge against Stewart to be transferred to adult court.

Read more about the war waged against America by a criminal subculture within the Black community here.

Read more at http://theblacksphere.net/2013/10/jogging-white-leaves-woman-dead/#Yg8fZUEXHhMP63ce.99

Snyder shoulders Detroit bankruptcy decision, won’t ask for federal help

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This is from Fox News Politics.

Why should the taxpayers be on the hook to bail out Detroit?

There is plenty of blames for the DemocRats,the city and

public sector unions.

Their greed and stupidity caused Detroit’s problems.

 

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and the bankruptcy specialist he appointed to fix Detroit’s unprecedented financial problems put the blame Sunday squarely on the city and defended their decision to file for Chapter 9.

The Republican governor said Detroit created the problems and stood steadfast behind his decision to file Thursday for bankruptcy, with the city roughly $19 billion in debt.

“This is a tragic, difficult decision, but a right one,” he said. “It’s not about just more money, it’s about accountable government.”

He said corruption and city leaders ignoring warning signs for 60 years contributed to the problems. Among his biggest concerns, Snyder said, is the decline of municipal services for Detroit’s remaining 700,000 residents, including police response times of nearly one hour.

Snyder said the state cannot help and asking for a federal bailout is “not the right answer,” though Washington has that option.

The Obama administration has extended no offer to help, after Congress and the White House agreed to bail out Chrysler and General Motors during the recent recession.

“Can we help Detroit? We don’t know,” Vice President Joe Biden said last week. His remarks followed White House Press Secretary Jay Carney appearing to rule out such assistance.

“That’s something that local leaders and creditors are going to have to resolve,” he said. “But we will be partners in an effort to assist the city and the state as they move forward.”

Among the emerging concerns is that the federal government would have to help repeatedly, considering Chicago reportedly has an unfunded pension liability of at least $19 billion while Los Angeles’ is estimate to be as much as $30 billion.

“There are a lot of other cities right behind Detroit,” Republican strategist Ron Bonjean told Fox News on Sunday.

Kevyn Orr, the emergency manager and bankruptcy lawyer appointed by Snyder, made comments similar to the governor’s on Sunday but avoided questions about a possible government bailout.

“This is the only way,” he told “Fox News Sunday.” “We were compelled to file for bankruptcy.”

Orr said his goal is to restructure the debt, including roughly $3.5 million in underfunded pension liabilities, and to get Detroit on its feet again by fall 2014.

He also said he has appealed a judge’s ruling Friday that the bankruptcy violates Michigan’s constitution, which protects government employees’ pensions.

Orr also said that his plan would extend full payments only to pensioners for the next six months and acknowledge the hardship it will cause.

“This is very personal to me,” he said. “My mother is a pensioner.”

Still, he said Detroit “dug this hole,” in part by not addressing its problems earlier.

With a population of 1.8 million in the 1950s, Detroit’s slow decline started with residents migrating to the suburbs in the 1960s and was accelerated by automakers leaving Detroit, which diminished the city’s tax base and made it difficult for officials to provide basic services such as police protection.

The filing makes the city the largest in the United States to file for bankruptcy.

Orr also defended criticism from the financial sector, saying potential investors will look at an improved Detroit, not the old one.

I remember when people said “nobody will ever buy a car from a bankrupt automaker,” Orr said.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/07/21/detroit-emergency-manager-defends-bankruptcy-says-city-dug-this-hole/#ixzz2ZjdMJQmu

 

Winter’ – maybe even snow – to return for Memorial Day weekend

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This is from U.S.A News on N.B.C.

How long before George W.Bush and the Republicans get blamed?

As they do not believe in  globull warming.

I do not nor never have I ever believed in globull warming.

 

 

Memorial Day weekend is expected to feel more like “winter” for areas of the eastern U.S., according to forecasters at weather.com, with snow possible for parts of the Northeast.

The National Weather Service issued flash flood warnings for parts of Massachusetts and Texas early Friday as much of the country continued to be hit by miserable weather. The warnings are only issued when there is the potentially for “rapid” and “life threatening” flooding.

The Tri-State area was also hit by heavy rainfall and thunderstorms through the night,NBCNewYork.com reported.

A house in Glen Rock, New Jerseywas hit by lightning, sending a couple running outside.

“It sounded like an explosion,” one resident of the house told NBCNewYork.com. The strike went through the house’s alarm system. “Pieces of plastic hit me in the back of the head and I turned around … the alarm panel blew out of the wall.”

View more videos at: http://nbcnewyork.com.

Some areas of the Tri-State saw as much as 3 to 4 inches of rain by Thursday night.

In Connecticut, storms brought down trees in Waterbury and there were floods in Danbury,NBCConnecticut.com reported.

Weather.com said that while the Memorial Day weekend was supposed to mark the start of the summer season “unfortunately for parts of the East, it won’t feel anything like summer. In fact, a few locales may refer to it as winter.”

“Low pressure is expected to wrap-up and crawl northward along the coast of New England late Friday into Sunday,” weather.com reported.

“As a result, most residents from New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania and eastern New York to Maine will see a wet start to the weekend on Saturday,” it added. “The rain will continue over much of New England southward to near or just north of New York City right into Sunday.”

And weather.com said it could even get cold enough to see snow at higher altitudes in northern New York, northern Vermont, northern New Hampshire and northern Maine.

It said high temperatures were expected to be in the 50s and 60s from Pennsylvania and New York to New England both Saturday and Sunday.

In the Southeast, weather.com said it would be unseasonably cold with “near-record low temperatures” in Asheville, N.C., Nashville, Tenn., and Greenville, S.C., on Saturday morning in the 40s and low 50s.

Thunderstorms could hit Tennessee on Sunday, and parts of Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia on Memorial Day, Weather.com warned.

There would also be a threat of thunderstorm over the holiday weekend from the Plains into the middle and upper Mississippi Valleys.

The Northwest could see showers through the weekend, while dry weather was expected to prevail in the Southwest.

View more videos at: http://nbcnewyork.com.

 

Sequester Cuts Cause Flight Delays

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This is from Good Morning America.

 I am tossing the B.S flag on this article.

This is a calculated move by the Obama regime to

fool the low information voters.

So the DemocRats can take the House then they can rule by fiat.

The DemocRats are hoping to retake the White House in 2016.

So the Republican party will become a permanent minority party.

As when the illegal aliens get Amnesty the will become DemocRat  

voters keep the DemocRats in power always.

 

Sunday brought flight delays as long as three hours to at least one airport, the result of staffing issues caused by federal sequester cuts and resulting furloughs.

By noon today, the FAA website showed traffic to New York’s John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia airports “being delayed at its departure point.” Travelers with flights to these airports should check with their carrier on delay specifics.

The website also showed departure delays of more than 45 minutes at Baltimore’s BWI airport. In New York, wind and maintenance issues, as well as furlough staffing issues, were contributing to the inbound delays.

Airports across the rest of the country were operating with no significant delays.

The Department of Transportation is required to cut $1 billion from its budget, thanks to the sequester. Of that, $637,000 will come from the FAA. Employees will be required to take 11 days of unpaid leave between Sunday, April 21, and the end of September.

FAA officials have said the budget cuts left them no choice but to begin furloughing all 47,000 agency employees, including nearly 15,000 controllers. Each employee will lose one day of work every other week. That translates into fewer workers monitoring the same number of flights in the air.

“The FAA will be working with the airlines and using a comprehensive set of air traffic management tools to minimize the delay impacts of lower staffing as we move into the busy summer travel season,” the agency said in a statement Sunday.

The busy summer travel season might bring the biggest headaches for air travelers: Summer weekends can rival the Thanksgiving weekend in terms of passenger traffic.

The most significant delays reported on Sunday, the first day of the furloughs, were at Los Angeles International. LAX reported that delays on arriving flights were an average of three hours and seven minutes.

Flight delays were minimal for most of the day in the rest of the country, although there were evening delays of up to an hour reported at New York-area airports.

One lawmaker thinks that in the wake of the Boston marathon bombings last week, the furloughs need to be delayed by at least 30 days.

“Particularly now, smooth and efficient functioning airports are a core national interest,” Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. said. “A delay will give Congress an opportunity to address options for avoiding the costs and inconvenience of delays and cancellations caused by furloughs.”

Airlines for America, the industry trade group, took legal action against the FAA Friday, filing a motion for a 30-day stay to prevent air traffic controller furloughs. The widespread ground stops could cause estimated delays of up to four hours at major hub airports, affecting up to 6,700 flights a day and one out of every three passengers, according to the FAA.

But individual airlines aren’t yet sure how their passengers will be affected.

“Unfortunately, the FAA has not yet provided specific details to the airlines, making it difficult to communicate exactly how customers will be affected,” American Airlines said. “However, we will make every effort to communicate with our customers as information becomes available.”

The FAA has been ordered to find a way to cut $637 million from the agency’s budget, a consequence of automatic federal spending cuts that kicked in this year after Congress failed to reach a deal to reduce the national deficit.

As ABC News reported Friday, Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood at a news conference warned that passengers could see “a wide range of impacts across the system,” adding that “safety is not up for negotiation during the sequester” and “will not be compromised in anything that we do.”

 

 

 

 

 

Cyprus works on last-minute deal to soften bank levy

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This is from Reuters.

How Long before it happens in America?

Obama is wanting to grab IRA’s and retirement accounts.

 

(Reuters) – Cyprus was working on a last-minute proposal to soften the impact on smaller savers of a bank deposit levy after a parliamentary vote on the measure central to a bailout was postponed until Monday, a government source said.

In a radical departure from previous aid packages, euro zone finance ministers want Cyprus savers to forfeit a portion of their deposits in return for a 10 billion euro ($13 billion) bailout for the island, which has been financially crippled by its exposure to neighboring Greece.

The decision, announced on Saturday morning, stunned Cypriots and caused a run on cash points, most of which were depleted within hours. Electronic transfers were stopped.

The originally proposed levies on deposits are 9.9 percent for those exceeding 100,000 euros and 6.7 percent on anything below that.

The Cypriot government on Sunday discussed with lenders the possibility of changing the levy to 3.0 percent for deposits below 100,000 euros, and to 12.5 percent for above that sum, a source close to the consultations told Reuters on condition of anonymity.

The source said the discussions had the “blessing” of a troika of lenders from the European Commission, the IMF and the European Central Bank.

In Brussels, a spokesman for Olli Rehn, the European commissioner in charge of economic affairs, said discussions were still under way in Cyprus.

“If the Cypriot leaders agree on a more progressive scale for the one-off levy, in view of making it fairer for smaller savers and provided this would have the same financial impact, the Commission would be ready to recommend that the Eurogroup endorse such an agreement,” the spokesman said.

The move to take a percentage of deposits, which could raise almost 6 billion euros, must be ratified by parliament, where no party has a majority. If it fails to do so, President Nicos Anastasiades has warned, Cyprus’s two largest banks will collapse.

One bank, the Cyprus Popular Bank, could have its emergency liquidity assistance (ELA) funding from the European Central Bank cut by March 21.

A default in Cyprus could unravel investor confidence in the euro zone, undoing the improvements fostered by the European Central Bank’s promise last year to do whatever it takes to shore up the currency bloc.

A meeting of parliament scheduled for Sunday was postponed for a day to give more time for consultations and broker a deal, political sources said. The levy was scheduled to come into force on Tuesday, after a bank holiday on Monday.

BREAKS A TABOO

Making bank depositors bear some of the costs of a bailout had been taboo in Europe, but euro zone officials said it was the only way to salvage Cyprus’s financial sector.

European officials said it would not set a precedent.

In Spain, one of four other states getting euro zone help and seen as a possible candidate for a sovereign rescue, officials were quick to say Cyprus was a unique case. A Bank of Spain spokesman said there had been no sign of deposit flight.

But the chief of Greece’s main opposition, the anti-bailout Syriza party, Alexis Tsipras, blamed the move on German Chancellor Angela Merkel, according to Greek state news agency ANA.

“We must all together raise a shield to protect the peoples (of Europe) from Ms Merkel’s criminal strategy,” said Tsipras, who wants a pan-European debt conference to forgive debt.

The crisis is unprecedented in the history of the Mediterranean island, which suffered a war and ethnic split in 1974 in which a quarter of its population was internally displaced.

Anastasiades, elected only three weeks ago, said savers will be compensated by shares in banks guaranteed by future natural gas revenues.

Cyprus is expecting the results of an offshore appraisal drilling this year to confirm the island is sitting on vast amounts of natural gas worth billions.

In a televised address to the nation on Sunday, Anastasiades said he had to accept the tax in return for international aid, or else the island would have faced bankruptcy.

“The solution we concluded upon is not what we wanted, but is the least painful under the circumstances,” Anastasiades said.

With a gross domestic product of barely 0.2 percent of the bloc’s overall output, Cyprus applied for financial aid last June, but negotiations were stalled by the complexity of the deal and the reluctance of the island’s previous president to sign.

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde, who attended the meeting, said she backed the deal and would ask the IMF board in Washington to contribute to the bailout.

RUSSIANS, EUROPEANS

According to a draft copy of legislation, failing to pay up would be a criminal offence liable to three years in jail or a 50,000 euro fine.

Those affected will include rich Russians with deposits in Cyprus and Europeans who have retired to the island, as well as Cypriots themselves.

“I’m furious,” said Chris Drake, a former Middle East correspondent for the BBC who lives in Cyprus. “There were plenty of opportunities to take our money out; we didn’t because we were promised it was a red line which would not be crossed.”

“I’ve lost several thousand,” he told Reuters.

British finance minister George Osborne told the BBC on Sunday that Britain would compensate its 3,500 military personnel based in Cyprus.

Anastasiades’ right-wing Democratic Rally party, with 20 seats in the 56-member parliament, needs the support of other factions for the vote to pass. It was unclear whether even his coalition partners, the Democratic Party, would fully support the levy.

Cyprus’s Communist party AKEL, accused of stalling on a bailout during its tenure in power until the end of February, would vote against the measure. The socialist Edek party called EU demands “absurd”.

“This is unacceptably unfair and we are against it,” said Adonis Yiangou of the Greens Party, the smallest in parliament but a potential swing vote.

Many Cypriots, having contributed to bailouts for Ireland, Portugal and Greece – Greece’s second bailout contributed to a debt restructuring that blew the 4.5 billion euro hole in Cyprus’s banking sector – are aghast at their treatment by Europe.

Cyprus received a “stab in the back” from its EU partners, the daily Phileleftheros said.

But it and another newspapers highlighted the danger of plunging the banking system into further turmoil if lawmakers sat on the fence.

“Even if the final agreement is wrong, if this is not approved by parliament the damage will be even greater,” Politis economics editor Demetris Georgiades said in an editorial.

 

5 Years for Insulting Ruler: Kuwait Cracks Down on Twitter Users

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This is from The Christian Post.

Barack The Thin Skin Thug would Love to do this.

How much time could I get for my remarks?

But thank God we still have free speech for now.

A Kuwaiti man has been sentenced to 5 years for insulting the nation’s ruler on Sunday.

Mohammad Eid al-Jamie was given the maximum possible sentence for posting insulting comments on Twitter for criticizing the nation’s ruler, who is described as “immune and inviolable” in the constitution.

Attorney Mohammad al-Humaidi, director of the Kuwait Society for Human Rights, has said, “We call on the government to expand freedoms and adhere to the international (human rights) conventions it has signed,” according to Reuters.

Amnesty International has immediately spoken out against the ruling saying that the nation was clamping down on freedom of expression and assembly. It called for wider protections to be given for social media users in the country, and urged for people to be allowed to support or criticize the government if they wanted to, as long as they did not incite hatred or violence.

The practice of punishing people for social media postings has become more common in the country over recent years. In January, a Kuwaiti court sentenced two men in separate cases to jail for insulting the ruler on Twitter.

Last year in June, in another case a man was sentenced to 10 years in prison after he was charged with endangering state security by insulting the Prophet Mohammad on social media.

The prosecutions have stemmed from the nation’s security law and penal code, and Kuwait passed new legislation last year aimed at taking a stricter line in the regulation of social media websites.
Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/5-years-for-insulting-ruler-kuwait-cracks-down-on-twitter-users-89374/#V06qOAXKetLwPRxC.99

Democratic senators want ban on assault weapons

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This is from Yahoo News.

The members of Congress with the most restrictive gun laws want more.

The California Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence need to release their numbers.

Every statistic I have ever seen says more gun rights less crime.

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic lawmakers and independent Sen. Joe Lieberman said Sunday that military-style assault weapons should be banned and that a national commission should be established to examine mass shootings in the United States.

The proposals were among the first to come from Congress in the wake of Friday’s school shooting in Newtown, Conn. Gun rights activists remained largely quiet on the issue, all but one declining to appear on the Sunday talk shows. Meanwhile, Democrats vowed action and said it was time to hear from voters — not gun lobbyists — on how to prevent the next shooting.

The time for “saying that we can’t talk about the policy implications of tragedies like this is over,” said Rep. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., who won a Senate seat in the November elections.

President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats haven’t pushed for new gun controls since rising to power in the 2008 national elections. Outspoken advocates for stricter laws, including Sen. Dianne Feinstein, say that’s because of the powerful sway of the National Rifle Association.

But advocates also say the latest shooting is a tipping point that could change the dynamic of the debate dramatically. Feinstein, D-Calif., said she will propose legislation next year that would ban big clips, drums and strips of more than 10 bullets.

“It can be done,” she said Sunday of reviving the 10-year ban that expired in 2004.

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Obama could use executive powers to enforce existing gun laws, as well as throw his weight behind legislation like Feinstein’s.

“It’s time for the president, I think, to stand up and lead and tell this country what we should do — not go to Congress and say, ‘What do you guys want to do?'” Bloomberg said.

Lieberman, an independent from Connecticut who is retiring, supports such a ban but said there should also be a national commission to scrutinize gun laws and loopholes, as well as the nation’s mental health system and the role that violent video games and movies might play in shootings. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin of Illinois said he would support such a panel, adding that it was time for a “national discussion” that included school safety.

“This conversation has been dominated in Washington by — you know and I know — gun lobbies that have an agenda” Durbin said. “We need people, just ordinary Americans, to come together, and speak out, and to sit down and calmly reflect on how far we go.”

Congress has frequently turned to independent bipartisan commissions to try to solve the nation’s worst problems, including the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Iraq war and the failing economy. But ultimately, lawmakers are often reluctant to act on the recommendations of outsiders, especially if they think it will cost them support in their home states.

Still, Lieberman defended the idea of a national commission as the only way to ensure that the “heartbreak and anger” of the Connecticut shooting doesn’t dissipate over time and that other factors beyond gun control are considered.

“We’ve got to continue to hear the screams of these children and see their blood until we do something to try to prevent this from happening again,” he said.

Gun rights advocates appeared reluctant to make their case against tougher gun laws while Connecticut families and the nation were still in the earliest stages of grieving. David Gregory, the host of “Meet the Press,” said NBC invited all 31 “pro-gun” senators to appear on Sunday’s show, and all 31 declined. All eight Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee were unavailable or unwilling to appear on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” host Bob Schieffer said.

Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, was the sole representative of gun rights’ activists on the various Sunday talk shows. In an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” Gohmert defended the sale of assault weapons and said that the principal at Sandy Hook Elementary School, who authorities say died trying to overtake the shooter, should herself have been armed.

“I wish to God she had had an M-4 in her office, locked up so when she heard gunfire, she pulls it out and she didn’t have to lunge heroically with nothing in her hands. But she takes him (the shooter) out, takes his head off before he can kill those precious kids,” Gohmert said.

Gohmert also argued that violence is lower in cities with lax gun laws, and higher in cities with stricter laws.

“The facts are that every time guns have been allowed —conceal-carry (gun laws) have been allowed — the crime rate has gone down,” Gohmert said.

Gun control advocates say that isn’t true. A study by the California-based Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence determined that seven of the 10 states with the strongest gun laws — including Connecticut, Massachusetts and California — are also among the 10 states with the lowest gun death rates.

“If you look at the states with the strongest gun laws in the country, they have some of the lowest gun death rates, and some of the states with the weakest gun laws have some of the highest gun death rates,” said Brian Malte of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

Murphy spoke on ABC’s “This Week.” Lieberman, Durbin and Gohmert spoke on “Fox News Sunday.” Bloomberg and Feinstein spoke on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

 

 

Former union boss at Occupy event: Our goal is to ‘overthrow the capitalist system and build communism’ [VIDEO]

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This is from The Daily Caller.

This fool would be among the first rounded up by the communist.

How big is this useful idiots home bought by money extorted from workers.

How much money extorted from workers was used to educate his children.

Former Amalgamated Transit Union local 689 president Mike Golash, now an “Occupy” movement organizer, was caught on tape Sunday revealing his political goals: overthrowing capitalism in the United States and instituting a communist government.

Progressive labor is a revolutionary communist organization,” Golash said during an Occupy DC “People’s Assembly” on August 19.

“Its objective,” he added, “is to make revolution in the United States, overthrow the capitalist system and build communism.”

Golash said he and his comrades are “trying to learn something from the historical revolutions of the past: the Russian revolution, the Chinese revolution, the revolutions in Cuba and Eastern Europe.”

“What can we learn from them so we can build a more successful movement to transform capitalist society?”

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“An organization has to be built which can bring down capitalism,” Golash said.

“The capitalists — they have their organizations: the FBI, the CIA, the secret police, the military, the army, etc., etc. They have organizations to maintain their power. It’s foolish to think that without a disciplined organization made up not of a few people but of millions and millions of people, [we] can bring down capitalism.”

The video, posted on YouTube late Sunday, was shot by young conservative activists Nick Tomboulides, Andrew McCaughey and Danielle Saul. The Occupy DC event was held at Luther Place Church in downtown Washington, D.C.

Golash recently retired from his job as a public transit bus driver. The ATU local 689, which he used to lead, bills itself as the third-largest union local in North America.

 

 

The Pastors Son

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I got this in a email. And I got the burden to share this with you.
Someone needs to hear that “God Loves Them.


Every Sunday afternoon, after the morning service at the church, the Pastor and his eleven year old son would go out into their town and hand out Gospel Tracts.This particular Sunday afternoon, as it came time for the Pastor and his son to go to the streets with their tracts, it was very cold outside, as well as pouring down rain. The boy bundled up in his warmest and driest clothes and said, ‘OK, dad, I’m ready.’ His Pastor dad asked, ‘Ready for what?’ ‘Dad, it’s time we gather our tracts together and go out.’

Dad responds, ‘Son, it’s very cold outside and it’s pouring down rain.’ The boy gives his dad a surprised look, asking, ‘But Dad, aren’t people still going to Hell, even though it’s raining?’ Dad answers, ‘Son, I am not going out in this weather.’ Despondently, the boy asks, ‘Dad, can I go? Please?’ His father hesitated for a moment then said, ‘Son, you can go. Here are the tracts, be careful son.’ ‘Thanks Dad!’ And with that, he was off and out into the rain. This eleven year old boy walked the streets of the town going door to door and handing everybody he met in the street a Gospel Tract. After two hours of walking in the rain, he was soaking, bone-chilled wet and down to his VERY LAST TRACT.

He stopped on a corner and looked for someone to hand a tract to, but the streets were totally deserted. Then he turned toward the first home he saw and started up the sidewalk to the front door and rang the door bell. He rang the bell, but nobody answered. He rang it again and again, but still no one answered. He waited but still no answer. Finally, this eleven year old trooper turned to leave, but something stopped him. Again, he turned to the door and rang the bell and knocked loudly on the door with his fist.

He waited, something holding him there on the front porch! He rang again and this time the door slowly opened. Standing in the doorway was a very sad-looking elderly lady.. She softly asked, ‘What can I do for you, son?’ With radiant eyes and a smile that lit up her world, this little boy said, ‘Ma’am, I’m sorry if I disturbed you, but I just want to tell you that * JESUS REALLY DOES LOVE YOU * and I came to give you my very last Gospel Tract which will tell you all about JESUS and His great LOVE.’ With that, he handed her his last tract and turned to leave. She called to him as he departed. ‘Thank you, son! And God Bless You!’

Well, the following Sunday morning in church Pastor Dad was in the pulpit. As the service began, he asked, ‘Does anybody have testimony or want to say anything?’ Slowly, in the back row of the church, an elderly lady stood to her feet. As she began to speak, a look of glorious radiance came from her face, ‘No one in this church knows me. I’ve never been here before. You see, before last Sunday I was not a Christian. My husband passed on some time ago, leaving me totally alone in this world. Last Sunday, being a particularly cold and rainy day, it was even more so in my heart that I came to the end of the line where I no longer had any hope or will to live.

So I took a rope and a chair and ascended the stairway into the attic of my home. I fastened the rope securely to a rafter in the roof, then stood on the chair and fastened the other end of the rope around my neck. Standing on that chair, so lonely and brokenhearted I was about to leap off, when suddenly the loud ringing of my doorbell downstairs startled me. I thought, ‘I’ll wait a minute, and whoever it is will go away.’ I waited and waited, but the ringing doorbell seemed to get louder and more insistent, and then the person ringing also started knocking loudly… I thought to myself again, ‘Who on earth could this be? Nobody ever rings my bell or comes to see me.’

I loosened the rope from my neck and started for the front door, all the while the bell rang louder and louder. When I opened the door and looked I could hardly believe my eyes, for there on my front porch was the most radiant and angelic little boy I had ever seen in my life. His SMILE, oh, I could never describe it to you! The words that came from his mouth caused my heart that had long been dead, TO LEAP TO LIFE as he exclaimed with a cherub-like voice, ‘Ma’am, I just came to tell you that JESUS REALLY DOES LOVE YOU .’

Then he gave me this Gospel Tract that I now hold in my hand. As the little angel disappeared back out into the cold and rain, I closed my door and read slowly every word of this Gospel Tract. Then I went up to my attic to get my rope and chair. I wouldn’t be needing them any more. You see– -I am now a Happy Child of the KING. Since the address of your church was on the back of this Gospel Tract, I have come here to personally say THANK YOU to God’s little angel who came just in the nick of time and by so doing, spared my soul from an eternity in hell.’

There was not a dry eye in the church. And as shouts of praise and honor to THE KING resounded off the very rafters of the building, Pastor Dad descended from the pulpit to the front pew where the little angel was seated.. He took his son in his arms and sobbed uncontrollably. Probably no church has had a more glorious moment, and probably this universe has never seen a Papa that was more filled with love & honor for his son… Except for One. Our Father also allowed His Son to go out into a cold and dark world.

He received His Son back with joy unspeakable, and as all of heaven shouted praises and honor to The King, the Father sat His beloved Son on a throne far above all principality and power and every name that is named. Blessed are your eyes for reading this message. Don’t let this message die, read it again and pass it to others. Heaven is for His people! Remember, God’s message CAN make the difference in the life of someone close to you. Please share this wonderful message…

Spread His word, and share His goodness and faithfulness.

Matthew 10:32 says:
Whoever acknowledges Me before men,I will acknowledge him before My Father in heaven.But whoever disowns Me before men,I will disown him before My Father in Heaven

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