The Council has Spoken

The Council has spoken, the votes have been cast, and the results are in for this week’s Watcher’s Council match up.

“Treason doth never prosper, what’s the reason? For if it prosper, none dare call it Treason.” – John Harrington

“Those who believe, and adopt exile, and fight for the Faith, in the cause of Allah as well as those who give (them) asylum and aid,- these are (all) in very truth the Believers: for them is the forgiveness of sins and a provision most generous.” – Qu’ran, Surah Al-Anfal, 74

“The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam” – President Barack Hussein Obama

This week’s winning essay,The Noisy Room’s Why Is Small Town America Being Inundated With Muslim Immigrants? is her incisive look at yet another way President Obama is changing America…by flooding heartland America with Muslims from countries where the vast majority of the inhabitants have values and a culture totally inimical to our Constitution as well as our notions of freedom, tolerance and human liberty. Here’s a slice:

Looks like my old stomping grounds in Montana are heating up. People there are not taking Obama’s plan to force refugees on them lying down. There was a protest in Missoula, Montana at 10 a.m. this morning over that very issue. It is just one of many battles brewing out there in small town America.

Small towns in the sparsely populated parts of America are the perfect place to relocate these refugees. Especially, if your agenda includes politically terraforming the country. The West is historically conservative in their politics. Many are Republicans and Libertarians. Even the Democrats hearken back to an earlier time when they were more conservative in nature. Obama and the Democrats can’t have that. They need to have an entire country willing to submit to Marxist diktats. They need areas seeded with those who will vote Democrat and ensure that they stay in power no matter what.

And it’s not just voting demographics that are pushing this move either. I personally believe that there is a warped logic to all of this. That if Islam can be made the predominant religion in America, people will be more easily controlled. That’s insane of course and won’t work, but there you have it. Instead, Shariah law will be implemented and you will see the same atrocities occurring in Europe happen here. The big difference being, that at least for now, Americans are armed and will use those weapons to protect their neighbors, loved ones and country.

Bringing in the refugees also moves forward the Cloward and Piven strategy to overwhelm the system so it will collapse and cause chaos in the streets. These people want to tear the system apart, so they can replace it with something truly heinous. The Obama administration will never admit that this is the plan, but can you honestly look at what is going on today and tell me it isn’t? Our borders are wide open. We are not vetting anyone to speak of and security here in the US is worse than before 9/11.

 

Communities in states such as Idaho, Montana, North Dakota and Kansas are being infused with Muslim refugees even though they are not wanted by the residents or the local law enforcement. The feds and their leaders are not giving them a choice. Wyoming is the only state currently not participating in the program, but even the governor there wants to jump in it. Living in large cities would be too costly for the refugees and more can be accomplished with seeding them across the plains. In a small town, they can turn everything to their advantage in short order. Since many of our larger cities are already flooded with immigrants from south of the border and from Muslim nations, in many respects they have at least partially fallen to the ploy already. This is the fundamental transformation of America in play. South Carolina, Idaho, Minnesota, North Dakota and Michigan are vigorously fighting against this program and Obama’s ‘change’.

The same entitlements, jobs, lodging and freebies will be given to these refugees in small town America. But that will mean taking more and more away from locals in these same communities. These immigrants bring crime and disease with them. As crime rises, people will leave which will hasten the take over of these towns. At least that is what Obama and his friends hope for. I pray that people dig in and decide to stay and fight if they can.

Which brings me back to Missoula where they had a protest this morning in front of the county courthouse. Refugees are being brought into Helena and Missoula and the people there don’t want them. We’re talking about hundreds of Muslims. Other rallies in Twin Falls, Idaho and Fargo, North Dakota are planned as well. I have friends in Idaho that just won’t stand for this invasion.

It’s the same old story here. NGOs with lots of money and a pro-immigrant agenda are seeking out politicians who can be bought basically, or that can be forced into compliance one way or the other. These individuals, such as Sand Point, Idaho, Mayor Shelby Rognstad, conspire against their constituency until they are forced by the people to back down. The politicians in Missoula seem to have sold out to this movement. Oh, what I wouldn’t give to find out what each of them was offered in exchange for their support in resettling large number of Islamic refugees in their areas.

More at the link.

In our non-Council category, the winner was Tucker Carlson in Politico Magazine with Donald Trump Is Shocking, Vulgar and Right submitted by The Noisy Room.

Donald Trump has his detractors, but no one can deny that he has struck a chord among many Americans. Tucker Carlson does a wonderful job of exploring why that is, attratacing the deranged hatred of some of Politico’s rabid leftists.

Here are this week’s full results.

Council Winners

Can you be crazy and still attend Yale?

You can if you are a Feminists, as Stacy McCain explains

The Ivy League Is Decadent and Depraved, as I reminded readers a few weeks ago, and you’ll pardon me for quoting myself, but the evidence of elite depravity keeps slapping me in the face. Adriana Miele is a senior at Yale University:

Brunch is the ideal time to do it. Dinner is usually too crowded, and lunch and breakfast are so rushed that I don’t have the time. On any given weekend, I arrive at a dining hall past noon, usually with leggings and a warm, knit sweater. I swipe my card.
Then I count the amount of rapists in the room.

She counts rapists? How does she know these men are rapists?. Well she doesn’t of course. To this twisted soul All MEN ARE RAPISTS NO DOUBT. In fact I imagine her criteria for identifying a “rapist” is simple. Do you have a penis? Are you attracted to women? RAPIST!

Girls at Columbia and Brown got in trouble for releasing lists with names of known rapists on their campuses. My friends and I have still considered doing the same, but we’re too exhausted to deal with the inevitable backlash.

Aw poor baby, how oppressed is she? I mean honestly, why can’t batshit crazy Feminists smear men as rapists without getting backlash? DAMN the Patriarchy!

I can’t speak about other campuses because I know only this one, but Yale has an epidemic. Each day, students fear for their safety as they walk across campus. Whether stepping into the library or taking a seat in a classroom, they’re reminded of some of the most traumatizing moments of their lives.

Wow, Yale is that bad? Everyone just shakes in fear constantly?

I think it’s true that you can survive Yale despite an experience of violence, sexual or otherwise. You can do it. I have endured Yale. But you shouldn’t be enduring Yale: you should be attending and enjoying Yale. Women and queer people aren’t thriving at Yale the way we should be. According to the Association of American Universities’ 2015 Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault, most of us here at Yale have been physically violated and intimidated. Among straight women, it’s over half; among gender-queer students, it’s over 60 percent. . . .

So, it is possible, she concludes that you can, maybe, possibly escape Yale unmolested and unvictimized. You can survive, you just have to “endure” because RAPISTS EVERYWHERE or something! 

When over half of your undergraduate female population is being assaulted, you have an epidemic. . . .

I would love to see where she gets her stats from. Certainly no credible source provides her with such numbers. She more than likely gets these from her own mind because let’s face it nothing is sweeter than pretending to be a victim for a Leftist. And, for a Feminist, that victim status is especially “empowering”. Yes, for a true Feminist pretending that the evil Patriarchy has victimized you is the ultimate. And for a college Feminist, it is even better because you can pretend to be a victim of the patriarchy while attending a university that costs nearly $50,000 because VICTIMHOOD!

Since I started counting, I can’t remember a single weekend without noticing at least one rapist (that I know of) in the room. . . .

Rapists, rapists everywhere! I wonder if this lunatic ever considers how she is hurting victims of actual rape? Women who actually have been victims? I wonder if she will ever realize that she is redefining a horrific act to a point where it is meaningless? I doubt it because, as Stacy McCain pints out, she is, well, CRAZY!

Either (a) Yale is the Rape Capital of the World, or (b) Adriana Miele is in the grip of a paranoid delusion. Considering annual tuition at Yale is $47,600, and most of the boys she imagines are “rapists” are mild-mannered brainiac nerds, I rather doubt most women on campus in New Haven “fear for their safety.” Does anyone believe these geeky Yale boys, many of them National Merit Scholar finalists, are committing sexual assault on a regular basis? Is dating a Yale boy like partying with the Hell’s Angels during Bike Week in Daytona? What kind of lunatic would claim such a thing? A quick bit of research turned up an autobiographical essay Adriana Miele published last fall:

Go read it all folks.

More Proof That Leftists Are Batshit Crazy

‘Experts’ Warn ‘Global Warming’ Is Making Pet Dogs Depressed – Breitbart

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A leading “dog behaviourist” and an “animal behaviour counselor” have warned that “global warming” is responsible for a supposedly massive rise in bored and depressed pet dogs.

The “experts” said that “extreme” weather and a spate of wet winters was responsible for the tragic trend, which the Independent newspaper attributed to “decades of global warming”.

“I’ve been working with dogs for more than 20 years and I can’t remember a time when they’ve been this bored. I tend to see boredom in bursts but I’m seeing it chronically this winter”, said Carolyn Menteith, a dog behaviourist who was named Britain’s Instructor of the Year in 2015.

Ms. Mentheth said that cold crisp winters had given way to “constant wet dreariness”, with the Independent explaining that, “she – like many scientists and meteorologists – puts this down to climate change and expects to see more bored dogs in the future as global warming unleashes increasingly frequent and intense bouts of winter rainfall.”

She said the dogs “are just really, really, bored” because “People are quite happy to get their dogs out in frosty, hard weather but not when it’s muddy and horrible.” The problem, therefore, is that dogs are not being walked enough, regardless of whether or not this is due to global warming.

However, Sarah Fisher, an animal behaviour counsellor with around two decades experience, has also said she had noticed a level of canine unrest that is unprecedented in her career.

“I’ve never seen our dogs or horses this bored before in 20 years. Horses that have lived happily outside before are saying ‘I actually can’t cope with this mud and wet anymore’,” she said.

“We’re turning them out of their stables and they’re saying ‘Get me back in straight away’.

“They can’t settle, they look bored, but actually it’s to do with physical stress and mental boredom, they can’t go off quietly and graze because they keep sliding around the field,” Ms. Fisher added.

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*AUDIO* Mark Steyn And Howie Carr Discuss The Presidential Primaries (02/05/16)

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What If The Democrats Held A Debate And Nobody Watched It?

Last Night’s Democrat Debate Was The Lowest Rated One To Date – Weasel Zippers

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Nobody wants to watch Communists argue over who’s the rightful heir to Marx.

Via CNN:
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MSNBC’s feisty debate between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton received high marks from political observers, but not high ratings from ordinary viewers.

It was the lowest-rated debate of the 2016 election cycle by far, according to preliminary Nielsen data. The debate had a 3.3 household rating in Nielsen’s metered markets.

The prior low was a 6.0 household rating for ABC’s Democrat debate on the Saturday night before Christmas.

Keep reading

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6.4 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Taiwan – Multiple Buildings Collapse – Casualties Unknown (Pictures/Video)

Multiple Buildings Collapse, Casualties Unknown In 6.4 Quake In Taiwan – Russia Today

Multiple buildings, including a residential tower, have collapsed after a powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck southern Taiwan early on Saturday. Authorities in the affected city have formed an emergency response center.

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A building has half collapsed in Tainan as a result of the quake, with fire brigades now on their way to the site, Liu Shih-chung, Tainan City Government official, told Reuters.

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The quake was initially reported as a magnitude 6.7.

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The epicenter of the quake was located at a shallow depth of 6.2 miles (10 km), some 19 miles (31 km) east-southeast of Tainan, the USGS said.

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There have so far been no reports about casualties or the destruction caused by the disaster. But the quake has been described as “enormous” and “a big one” on social media.

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Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau also measured a second quake of 4.3 magnitude in Tainan, Reuters reported.

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The USGS has warned that a magnitude 6.4 earthquake is capable of causing “severe damage.”
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Obamanomics Update: All U.S. Job Gains Since December 2007 Have Gone To Foreign-Born Workers

All Job Gains Since December 2007 Have Gone To Foreign-Born Workers – Zero Hedge

With the Fed on the verge of a full relent and admission of policy error, the Fed’s “data (in)dependent” monetary policy once again takes on secondary relevance as we progress into 2016. However, even with the overall job picture far less important, one aspect of the US jobs market is certain to take on an unprecedented importance.

We first laid out what that is last September when we said that “the one chart that matters more than ever, has little to nothing to do with the Fed’s monetary policy, but everything to do with the November 2016 presidential elections in which the topic of immigration, both legal and illegal, is shaping up to be the most rancorous, contentious and divisive.”

We were talking about the chart showing the cumulative addition of foreign-born and native-born workers added to US payrolls according to the BLS since December 2007, i.e., since the start of the recession/Second Great Depression.

As usually happens, it is precisely this data that gets no mention following any job report. However, with Trump and his anti-immigration campaign continuing to plow on despite the Iowa disappointment, we are confident that the chart shown below will soon be recognizable to economic and political pundits everywhere.

And here is why we are confident this particular data should have been prominently noted by all experts when dissecting today’s job report: according to the BLS’ Establishment Survey, while 151,000 total workers were added in January, a number which rises to 615,000 if looking at the Household survey, also according to the same Household survey, a whopping 567,000 native-born Americans lost their jobs, far less than the 98,000 foreign-born job losses.

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Here is a chart showing native-born non-job gains since the start of the depression:

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Alternatively, here are foreign-born worker additions since December 2007:

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Putting the two side by side:

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And the bottom line: starting with the infamous month when it all started falling apart, December 2007, the US has added just 186,000 native-born workers, offset by 13.5x times more, or 2,518,000, foreign born workers.

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If Trump wins New Hampshire and South Carolina, and storms back to the top of the GOP primary polls, expect this chart to become the most important one over the next 10 months.

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51 Muslim “Refugees” Beaten To A Pulp In Russia After Molesting Women At Night Club

Refugees Go Clubbing In Russia, Harass Girls, Wake Up In Hospital The Next Morning – Daily Caller

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A group of 51 refugees were brutally assaulted outside a night club in Murmansk, Russia, after they groped and molested women at a night club Saturday.

The refugees had previously been ordered to leave Norway for “bad behavior” and tried their luck in Russia. What they didn’t realize when they went out clubbing in Murmansk is that Russians have less tolerance when it comes to sexual assault on local women than other European countries.

The refugees allegedly groped and harassed women in a similar manner as the assaults in Cologne on New Year’s Eve. A group of male Russian took them aside to “educate” them that “Cologne is 2,500 kilometers south of here.”

The refugees tried to flee but were quickly captured by the Russians. They then took them out to the street and gave them a beating they will remember. Police arrived to break up the fight but locals report that they threw a few punches at the refugees before arresting 33 of them. Eighteen refugees were in such bad condition they had to be take to the hospital.

Police decided to let the beatings slide and didn’t file a report. The only thing they could confirm was that there was “a mass brawl involving refugees.”

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One Dead, 15 Injured In Manhattan After Massive Crane Plummets At Least 15 Stories Onto Parked Cars

Massive Construction Crane Collapse In Lower Manhattan Smashes Line Of Cars And Leaves At Least One Pedestrian Dead, 15 Injured – Daily Mail

One 38-year-old pedestrian has died after a construction crane collapsed in lower Manhattan at 8:24am, leaving at least 15 more injured, authorities said.

The crane, at 57 Worth Street between Church Street and West Broadway in Tribeca, was swinging a wrecking ball when it fell between 15 and 18 stories, clipping buildings as it fell on at a line of parked cars.

One victim, who was trapped in a vehicle, has been rescued, authorities say. At least two are seriously injured,and three have been taken to Bellevue Hospital Center.

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It is unclear why the crane fell, but a permit was issued for it to move generators and air conditioning equipment at the former Wester Union building at 60 Hudson Street.

The crane was parked on Worth Street, and the incident occurred as the crane was being lowered in order to secure it during the snowy and windy conditions.

Officials had already directed people away from the area as they were lowering the crane.

Mayor Bill deBlasio said it was a sad situation, but added: ‘Thank God it was not any worse. It’s something of a miracle that there wasn’t more impact.’

The NYPD’s Sergeants Benevolent Association was across the street, and members of the union rushed out, making them the first on the scene.

Vice President Bob Ganley of the association said: ‘It was surreal. It was like a war zone when it first happened.’

One witness told ABC7: ‘I could hear the bending of metal. I think it hit the side of the building.

‘I didn’t know what was happening because it was happening so fast.’

CBS Local reported another witness said: ‘I couldn’t believe it. The other day, I was just thinking I hope this doesn’t fall and then it happened. It bounced off two buildings and crushed every single car on that block.’

Other witnesses said the collapse ‘felt like a bomb’ or an earthquake.

The cab of the crane can be seen completely flipped over on Worth Street as ambulances and firefighters are on the scene

The stability of nearby buildings is being checked since the collapse may have affected a water and gas main.

ConEdison is on the scene, since a gas odor was detected at 57 Worth Street, authorities say.

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Subways are bypassing the Franklin Street and Chambers Street stops. Buses and traffic are bypassing the area, with officials advising drivers to avoid roads south of Canal Street.

Mayor deBlasio will be arriving to hold a press conference.

The crane has ‘Bay Crane’ listed on the side. It is a crawler crane mounted on caterpillar tracks and not a tower crane. Authorities say the crane was revewed yesterday morning and approved.

Three people have been taken to Bellevue Hospital Center, two of them are in serious condition.

DeBlasio added it would take at least several days to get things in the immediate area ‘back to normal’.

This is the first crane collapse in the city since 2008.

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Mike McDaniel-Maryland’s folly

Cultural Suicide indeed! Moral relevance will kill you, literally!

Islam is fundamentally incompatible with democracy and individual liberty. It acknowledges no separation of church and state. In fact, it demands that the state be subservient to Islam.

Many claim that there is such a thing as “moderate” Islam. As proof, they point to Muslims that do not take the path of Jihad, and that demonstrably live in harmony with their neighbors of other faiths. Many American Muslims are fully assimilated Americans, who practice a form of Islam that of necessity ignores much of the very specific mandates of the faith. If they did not, they would have to impose their faith on everyone, and kill or enslave all non-Muslims.

It is the Jihadists that actually follow the letter and spirit of their faith, not those that have no desire to enslave or kill their non-Muslim neighbors. Arguably, Islam is responsible for much, if not most, of the evil abroad in the world today.

One day soon, America, and the rest of the civilized world, will have to utterly defeat Islam, or they will kill us all. How do I know? They explain that, day after day. They tell us, in speech, writing, and deeds, their explicit intentions. They have, for decades, been working toward our enslavement and demise. When they have nuclear weapons…

With this in mind, just what is going on in Maryland? Fox News reports: 

A public high school has been accused of radical Islamic indoctrination by forcing children to profess the Muslim statement of faith, ordering them to memorize the Five Pillars of Islam and teaching that the faith of a Muslim is stronger than the average Christian, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday.

Thomas More Law Center filed the lawsuit on behalf of John and Melissa Wood. They accuse La Plata High School in Maryland of subjecting their teenage daughter to Islamic indoctrination and propaganda. And when Mr. Wood complained – the school banned him from campus.

‘Defendants forced Wood’s daughter to disparage her Christian faith by reciting the Shahada, and acknowledging Mohammed as her spiritual leader,’ Thomas More president Richard Thompson said.

The Shahada is the Islamic Creed, ‘There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.’

The Thomas More Law Center said that for non-Muslims, reciting the statement is sufficient to convert one to Islam.

Go read it all folks. Pass it around. Wisdom like this is invaluable

Watchers Weasel of the Week!

Once again, It’s time to present this week’s Statuette of Shame, The Golden Weasel!!

Every Tuesday, the Council nominates some of the slimiest, most despicable characters in public life for some deed of evil, cowardice or corruption they’ve performed. Then we vote to single out one particular Weasel for special mention, to whom we award the Statuette of Shame, our special, 100% plastic Golden Weasel.This week’s nominees were all slimy and despicable, but the votes are in and we have our winner…the envelope please…yes,it’s…

UN Secretary General,Human Jellyfish And Terrorism Apologist Ban-Ki-Moon!!

JoshuaPunditBan Ki-Moon decided to give a speech last week entitled, “Secretary-General’s remarks to the Security Council on the Situation in the Middle East.” It had 52 paragraphs, three about Lebanon, and two about Syria – one about refugees and one about the Golan. The rest of it was a screed aimed at Israel. Nothing about Iran, or about ISIS . Nothing about Saudi Arabia’s mass killings of civilians in Yemen, nothing about Egypt or Libya. Not a mention of the Kurds.

Ban’s entire speech basically stated that if Israel uprooted 500,000 of its citizens, divided Jerusalem and gave the part with the Jewish Holy sites to the Arabs whom call themselves ‘Palestinians’ and retreated to indefensible borders there would be peace in the entire region. But wait there’s more. Ban Ki-Moon also rationalized the murder of Jews, attributing the terrorist attacks deliberately incited by unelected dictator Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Authority to “Palestinian frustration.”

“Palestinian frustration is growing under the weight of a half century of occupation and the paralysis of the peace process,” Ban continued. “Some have taken me to task for pointing out this indisputable truth. Yet, as oppressed peoples have demonstrated throughout the ages, it is human nature to react to occupation, which often serves as a potent incubator of hate and extremism.”

In his entire speech and in a follow up editorial cheerfully published by Pravda-on-the-Hudson, the Secretary General of the supposedly neutral UN did not mention the deliberate incitement to murder by Abbas and the Palestinian Authority once.

Ban’s timing was impeccable.In the past four months, over 25 Israelis have been murdered. The latest casualties, a fresh wound to Israelis when Ban made his speech included a heroic mother of six who saved her children’s lives by refusing to let her Arab assassin remove the knife from her body, a woman who was five months pregnant and a 23 year old woman targeted and killed at random.

Would Ban excuse Jews if they got tired of being at the receiving end of this kind of murder and started replying in kind? Of course he wouldn’t.

You see, what Ban Ki Moon was really saying, of course, was that Muslims in general and the Arabs whom call themselves ‘Palestinians’ in particular have the right and privilege to express their grievances violently. That worldview’s very common in some circles.  The Mayor of Koln, Germany expressed similar sentiments after the New Year’s Eve gang rapes by Muslim refugees in that city, telling the local women that it was their responsibility to wear less enticing clothing, stay in groups, keep at least an arm’s length of distance from gangs of Muslims and avoid certain public places.

Needless to say, the entire spectrum of Israeli politics ripped Ban for his bigoted comments, including Bibi Netanyahu, who accused him of “stoking terror,” which of course Ban was by rationalizing it. But even the rationale, that the ‘occupation’ excuses murder is maddeningly hollow. Because the UN’s definition of what occupation consists of applies to Israel and Israel alone. There are no Jews living in Gaza and Israel has nothing to do with the place except to legally blockade it since Hamas took over to keep Hamas’s missile supply from Iran in check so they won’t fire them at Israeli civilians. Yet the UN, EU and other parts of what calls itself the international community refers to Israel as Gaza’s ‘occupying power.’

According to the 1922 San Remo Accords and Article 80 of the UN Charter that reaffirmed it, the official border between the Arab part of the Palestine Mandate and the remaining 22% that was left for the Jews is the Jordan River. In 1948, a large part of that 22%, Judea, Samaria (AKA The West Bank) and East Jerusalem were invaded by Jordan’s British armed and officered Arab Legion and the Jewish inhabitants ethnically cleansed in a particularly brutal fashion. That 19-year occupation by aggressive force was never recognized by the UN, but the UN did nothing to change that status and member Jordan went totally unpunished for what they had done. Only in 1967, when Jordan’s King Hussein attacked Israel and was pushed back across the Jordan by the IDF did we start hearing about Israel ‘occupying’ territory that officially belonged to no other country.

If Israel is conducting an ‘occupation’ in Judea and Samaria, then by Ban’s definition of it all of South Korea, Ban Ki-Moon’s home country is occupied North Korean territory, since North Korea invaded it militarily and controlled it for awhile. It’s a real pity no one threw that back in Ban Ki Moon’s face.

That’s also one reason many Israelis are justifiably leery of ceding more land to anyone. If Israel was stupid and gullible enough to actually pull back to the 1948 ceasefire lines as Ban, the UN, the EU and our Dear Leader in DC are pressuring them to do, rest assured that Israel would still be referred to as ‘the occupying power’ of whatever land Israel gave up by creatures like Ban Ki Moon. Just like Gaza is.

Rationalizing murder is bad enough, but creating special rules for Israel, the world’s only Jewish State that apply to no other nation is by definition Jew hatred. That seems to be fashionable once again, especially at the UN.

It seems all the UN is good for these days is a fortune in unpaid parking tickets, wasting billions of dollars and occupying a perfectly good building in Turtle Bay that could be put to some other purpose that might actually be useful. It’s ostensible purpose was to provide a Forum for nations to talk out their problems instead of going to war, but that melted away like paper shoes in a rainstorm as soon as the Soviets were allowed a veto over anything constructive. These days, with three fifths of the membership composed of Muslim nations and another healthy chunk composed of countries whom need to appease large, restless Muslim populations within their borders, it’s even more ludicrous. Most of the bad actors who still belong to the UN violate its charter regularly and laugh at any idea of any punishment for anything they do. The only countries that still take it seriously, it seems are the United States and maybe some of the European countries. That’s probably because that’s where most of the money the UN wastes comes from. I can’t imagine why they bother.

Ban Ki Moon is the head clown of this pathetic circus, and as we see here, he performs on cue. That certainly doesn’t excuse him in the least..he merely emphasizes the moral delinquency and corruption the UN has come to symbolize.

His well earned Weasel will fit right in. Perhaps he can put it on the payroll as assistant secretary of something and pocket the six figure paycheck.

Well, there it is.

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Yes, let Firoina debate

Seriously ABC!

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina is pushing to get on Saturday’s GOP debate main stage, as the lack of an undercard debate threatens to knock her off the national broadcast altogether.

Fiorina sent the Republican National Committee (RNC) a letter Wednesday asking them to ensure she gets invited and criticizing the debate process as “broken” for ceding too much power to news networks.

“Networks are making up these debate rules as they go along  —  not to be able to fit candidates on the stage  —  but arbitrarily to decide which candidates make for the best TV in their opinion. Now it is time for the RNC to act in the best interest of the Party that it represents,” she wrote in the letter.

“There are only 8 candidates left. It’s time for the RNC to demand that media executives step aside and let voters hear from all of us.”

Federal Dumbassery Alert!

Congress Wants To Turn The US Postal Service… Into A Bank – Zero Hedge

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It’s news that seems ripped from the pages of The Onion. Or perhaps Atlas Shrugged.

But incredibly enough it’s actually true: earlier this week, Congress proposed a new law authorizing the US Postal Service to provide banking and financial services.

It’s called the “Providing Opportunities for Savings, Transactions, and Lending” Act, abbreviated as… wait for it… the POSTAL Act.

And it provides explicit authorization for them to provide banking services including checking and savings accounts, money transfers, and “other basic financial services as the Postal Service deems appropriate in the public interest.”

Bank of the Post Office. It’s incredible when you think about it.

The US Postal Service hasn’t turned a profit in a decade.

As a matter of fact, its total accumulated losses now exceed $51 billion, easily ranking it among the least successful companies in history.

And the only way USPS can continue to maintain its operations is with regular bailouts from the American taxpayer.

The statistics are just horrendous. Mail volume is down dramatically, which means that revenue continues to fall.

Yet the Postal Service’s expenses and pension costs keep growing, along with its debt.

Just like the US government, the US Postal Service has its own debt ceiling that’s set by Congress.

USPS reached this debt ceiling back in 2012 and has remained at that level for years.

The only way they survive is by moving liabilities off-balance sheet and regularly going back to Congress with hat in hand.

Wow, talk about a responsible financial partner – this sounds like EXACTLY the place we should want to deposit our hard-earned savings!

Seriously, why would these people even consider an idea so absurd as to let an organization with a history of failed operations take over people’s savings?

Simple. It’s a cheap source of capital.

The Postal Service desperately needs cash. So what better way to raise capital than to sucker unsuspecting Americans into opening up Postal bank accounts?

When you deposit money in a bank, you are effectively loaning the bank your money.

In exchange, they pay you a whopping 0.01% interest.

This is what almost all banks do – they borrow money from depositors and (hopefully) make credible investments and loans with other people’s money.

Except in this case, the Postal Service needs to ‘borrow’ depositors’ savings to cover losses from its other operations.

There’s a term for this. It’s called a Ponzi Scheme.

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