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Saturday, August 2, 2014

White House: 40K+ Illegals Apprehended in Last Three Months

White House: 40K+ Illegals Apprehended in Last Three Months





On Friday evening, the White House announced that there have been over 40,000 illegal immigrants--children and adults--detained at the border in the last three months alone. 

Claiming that the Obama administration has made "unprecedented investments" in border security, the White House pushed for amnesty and talked up various initiatives with Central American nations to deter migration. They did not mention any specific programs in which the Obama administration has explicitly told migrants there is no "amnesty" on the other side of the border. For all the accomplishments the memo touts, Obama has still not gone to Central America or the U.S.-Mexico border to address the crisis.
According to federal officials, there have been nearly 57,500 illegal immigrant juveniles, nearly 90% of whom are teenagers, detained since October of last year. The Health and Human Services Department has taken care of 54,000 illegal immigrant juveniles this year, and 7,700 illegal immigrants are being housed in military facilities. Federal officials expect at least 150,000 more will be apprehended in the next fiscal year. 


What This Republican Said About the Border Had Nancy Pelosi Charging Across the House Floor | Video | TheBlaze.com

What This Republican Said About the Border Had Nancy Pelosi Charging Across the House Floor | Video | TheBlaze.com



As he spoke about the border funding bill Friday, Rep. Tom Marino accused Democrats of making the border a political issue after doing nothing while they controlled the House, Senate and White House.
“You know something that I find quite interesting about the other side?” Marino said. “Under the leadership of the former Speaker [Pelosi], and under the leadership of their former leader [Rep. Steny Hoyer], when in 2009 and 2010, they had the House, the Senate and the White House, and they knew this problem existed. They didn’t have the strength to go after it back then. But now are trying to make a political issue out of it now.”
His comments incited Pelosi to charge across the floor and challenge him.


House Church Demolished by Government Agents | Cuba | Resources - News Articles

House Church Demolished by Government Agents | Cuba | Resources - News Articles



Government agents, including state security and Cuban Communist Party officials, destroyed the home of a pastor in the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba on July 2nd. The pastor's residence also housed their church. The unannounced demolition began at 6 a.m. while Pastor Esmir Torreblanca and his wife and small children, ages two and seven, were asleep. The family is now homeless.
The church's main leader, Pastor Marcos A Perdomo Silva, described the unwarranted attack: "(Officials) arrived and violently broke down the front door which was locked. The police entered with batons alongside a group of men carrying machetes. They began to destroy and occupy the properties of the pastor and the church." Photographs taken at the scene depict uniformed officers directing a bulldozer to level the area where the church and home stood. When members of the church attempted to break through the barriers set up by officials to block the roads, their IDs were confiscated and they were threatened with arrest.
The destroyed church was threatened with confiscation and demolition in March of this year, but local officials appeared to back down after the case received international attention. The house church is affiliated with the Apostolic Movement, a fast growing network of churches that the government has refused to register and considers illegal.
Please lift up Pastor Esmir and his family to our Lord in prayer, asking Him to provide for their every need at this time. May they soon secure a new home, and may the authorities cease their persecution of this family. Ask God to grant wisdom to the leaders of this church as they shepherd their congregation amid severe opposition. May their steadfast dedication to our Lord serve as an example, inspiring other Christians in the area to obey God regardless of what the unbelieving members of the community may dictate (Acts 5:29).
For more information on Cuba's persecuted church, please visit the Cuba Country Report.

Christians Charged with Murder after Praying for Health Concern | Laos | Resources - News Articles

Christians Charged with Murder after Praying for Health Concern | Laos | Resources - News Articles



A church leader and four other Christians in a village located within Savannakhet Province have been charged by authorities with murder after praying for a sick woman who later died.




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Elder Of Ziyon - Israel News: Spanish journalist - off the record - says Hamas would kill Gaza reporters if they filmed rocket fire

Elder Of Ziyon - Israel News: Spanish journalist - off the record - says Hamas would kill Gaza reporters if they filmed rocket fire



This post by Israeli media figure Michael Grynszpan helps explain why:

I met today with a Spanish journalist who just came back from Gaza. We talked about the situation there. He was very friendly. I asked him how comes we never see on television channels reporting from Gaza any Hamas people, no gunmen, no rocket launcher, no policemen.. We only see civilians on these reports, mostly women and children.
He answered me frankly: "It's very simple, we did see Hamas people there launching rockets, they were close to our hotel, but if ever we dared pointing our camera on themthey would simply shoot at us and kill us." 

Feds’ Silk Road Investigation Broke Privacy Laws, Defendant Tells Court | Threat Level | WIRED

Feds’ Silk Road Investigation Broke Privacy Laws, Defendant Tells Court | Threat Level | WIRED



The Department of Justice sees its takedown of the billion-dollar Silk Road black market as a massive, victorious drug bust. Ross Ulbricht, the alleged creator of that anonymous contraband bazaar, now wants to cast the case in a different light: as a landmark example of the government trampling privacy rights in the digital world.
In a pre-trial motion filed in the case late Friday night, Ulbricht’s lawyers laid out a series of arguments to dismiss all charges in the case based on Ulbricht’s fourth amendment protections against warrantless searches of his digital property. As early as the FBI’s initial discovery of servers in Iceland hosting the site on the Tor anonymity network—seemingly without obtaining a search warrant from a judge—Ulbricht argues that law enforcement violated his constitutional right to privacy, tainting all further evidence against him dug up in the investigation that followed.


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Twitter / chelsea_elisa: "We've run out of money," Obama ...

Everything You Need to Know About Hamas’ tunnels

Everything You Need to Know About Hamas’ tunnels



3. How can Hamas afford to build tunnels?

While new houses and other civilian structures go unbuilt, Hamas has invested millions of dollars and other resources in building and operating its massive tunnel network.
Every month, Israel transfers construction materials into Gaza intended for civil projects. These materials are co-opted by Hamas for tunnel construction. Since January 2014, 4,680 trucks carrying 181 thousand tons of gravel, iron, cement, wood and other supplies have passed through the Kerem Shalom crossing into Gaza.
With these supplies, Hamas could have built houses, hospitals, schools and libraries. It could have built infrastructure to improve the quality of life for the residents of Gaza. Instead, it elected to expand its underground terrorist city.

Friday, August 1, 2014

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11,472,000 Americans Have Left Workforce Since Obama Took Office | CNS News

11,472,000 Americans Have Left Workforce Since Obama Took Office | CNS News



11.4 million Americans age 16 and over have left the workforce since President Obama took office in January 2009, according to data released today from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

In July 2014, there were 92,001,000 Americans, 16 and over, who were classified as “not in the labor force,” meaning they not only did not have a job, but they didn’t actively seek one in the last four weeks. 

This number has increased by 11,472,000 since January 2009, when the number of Americans not in the labor force was 80,529,000.

The number of Americans not in the labor force dropped slightly in July, down 119,000 from the 92,120,000 Americans not in the labor force in June. 

The participation rate, which measures the percentage of the civilian non-institutional population that participated in the labor force by either having a job or actively seeking one, increased from 62.8 percent in June to 62.9 percent in July.

In July, the number of unemployed Americans increased by 197,000 (from 9,474,000 in June to 9,671,000 in July), meaning they did not have a job even though they were actively seeking one. 

While the number of unemployed increased in July, so did the number of employed Americans: In June, there were 146,221,000 employed Americans, and that number climbed to 146,352,000 in July, a one-month increase of 131,000.

The unemployment rate increased from 6.1 percent in June to 6.2 percent in July.

Not just Argentina: 11 countries near bankruptcy

Not just Argentina: 11 countries near bankruptcy



In fact, inflation is a major problem in several of the countries with the worst credit ratings. In one such nation, Venezuela, inflation is expected to exceed 50% in 2014, according to the IMF. Argentina's inflation rates are likely much higher than reported by government statistics on consumer prices, which were long considered highly unreliable.

Twitter / DRUDGE_REPORT: 92,001,000 Americans Not Working...





Twitter / DRUDGE_REPORT: 92,001,000 Americans Not Working...



Federal Medicaid pay raise to primary care doctors lapsed in most of the states | News Tonight Africa

Federal Medicaid pay raise to primary care doctors lapsed in most of the states | News Tonight Africa



The federal Medicaid pay raise to primary care doctors was an essential part of the Affordable Care Act. Medicaid fees for primary care increased in 2013 and 2014 to the same amount paid under Medicare.
According to a 2012 study by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Urban Institute, Medicaid fees vary by state and the rise meant an average 73% pay increase nationally.
This pay increase will be witnessed only in six states and the District of Columbia, who will be using their own money for it.


Read more: http://newstonight.co.za/content/federal-medicaid-pay-raise-primary-care-doctors-lapsed-most-states#ixzz39B1KGuvA







Twitter / dcexaminer: Job gains aren't translating ...

Twitter / dcexaminer: Job gains aren't translating ...

French Exodus: 'When Jews Flee, a Nation is Sick' - World - CBN News - Christian News 24-7 - CBN.com





French Exodus: 'When Jews Flee, a Nation is Sick' - World - CBN News - Christian News 24-7 - CBN.com











PARIS -- In the suburbs of Paris, a Jewish family gathers to read the Torah. But soon they will be gone. They're part of a growing number of French Jews and leaving their country because the future simply looks too dangerous.



In January, demonstrators in Paris shouted, "We don't want Jews" and gave the Nazi salute. It was chilling reminder of France's World War II past when Jews were deported to concentration camps.



Before the war, European Jews waited too long to leave and ended up trapped. French Jews don't want to make the same mistake again.



'Time to Leave'



CBN News interviewed a French family under the condition that they not be identified because they fear a backlash from French society.



In a few months the family will leave for Israel. They told us they preferred to go while they could leave on their terms instead of someday having to flee for their lives.



"We are not really afraid, but seeing the murders last year in Toulouse and what happened at the Jewish Museum in Brussels, we are afraid for our children and what could happen to them, and we think about it every day," the father told CBN News.



The mother of the Jewish family has already been called a "dirty Jew" by the neighbors. She has instructed her daughter to slip her Star of David inside her blouse when she goes outside, and has told her sons to be careful about where they wear their kippahs, or yarmulkes.



"They have worn the kippahs since they were very young, but over the past few years I have told them maybe it's better not to wear it sometimes," the mother said.



"There's a strong feeling inside the French community that it's time to leave," Philippe Karsenty, Jewish deputy mayor of Neuilly, said. "You can't have a dinner a conversation with a Jew without having the topic mentioned. Should we stay or should we leave?"



There are only 400,000 Jews in France and they're outnumbered by Arabs and Muslims by perhaps 15 to 1 or more. French law prohibits identifying citizens by ethnic background.



There have been close to 8,000 anti-Semitic incidents in France since 2000 - and each time Israel acts in self-defense against the Palestinians, the danger increases.



French Muslims have staged large and more violent demonstrations, including one a few weeks ago in which 200 Jews were trapped inside a synagogue.



An 'Unbearable' Threat



Rabbi Michaƫl Azoulay, the head of CRIF, France's national Jewish association, said the threat to Jews has become "unbearable."



At a synagogue near Paris, Rabbi Azoulay told CBN News the number of Jews coming to him for a certificate of Jewishness to go to Israel has increased dramatically in the past year.



"It started around last July," he said. "We have many requests from families ... not just from the community of Neuilly, but other communities in Paris, who came to us and requested certificates for the Jewish Agency in the aim to possibly go to Israel."



It's estimated that as many as 5,000 Jews could leave France this year. The exodus of the Jews is a disaster for the French government, which keeps condemning the anti-Semitic attacks but can't stop them.



Dr. Richard Prasquier, former president of France's national Jewish association, emphasized that France is not an anti-Semitic country.



"I do not accept the fact that France is an anti-Semitic country. France is not anti-Semitic country. This government and the previous government did not have anti-Semitic ideas," he said.



The French father we interviewed said he believes the government is doing what it can.



"But it's difficult to do more because the problem is so overwhelming. It cannot stop all the anti-Semitic incidents in society," he added.



Anti-Semitic Media



French Jews seem to all agree that the French media is guilty of encouraging hatred of Jews by its one-sided reporting of the Middle East conflict and almost daily vilification of Israel.



"I think that the major responsibility bears on the media's shoulder because the media has been inciting hate against Israel for more than a decade," Karsenty said. "Every time when you watch TV or you listen to the radio or you read newspapers you always feel hate messages against Israel."



Prasquier agreed.



"There is the feeling that Jews are fed up with the image of Israel that is continuously repeating itself in the media," he said.



Not all French Jews are in danger, and not all who are leaving France are doing so because of anti-Semitism. Some are leaving because of the bad economy.



But three out of four Jews say they are thinking about leaving, and 95 percent say they are worried about anti-Semitism.



Rabbi Azoulay said Jews are "concerned now that the government will not be able to set things right, to stop the attacks. And that worries me."



Perfect Storm



French Jews now face a perfect storm, with a war in Gaza, growing numbers of French Muslims, a bad economy, and the growing popularity of the far right National Front.



"Jews are being insulted and threatened not only by Muslims, but also by members of the far right and from leftists who hate Israel," the Jewish father told CBN News.



The Jewish family is looking forward to a life free of anti-Semitism in Israel.



"We will breathe for freely in Israel and I will be happy to see my children will be able to live more freely as Jews there," the mother said.



French leaders know that when Jews have to leave, it means a nation is sick.



"Jews are a litmus test of what's going on," Prasquier said. "It's not only Jews who will leave the country. It's not only France who will go down the drain, it's not only Europe, it's the entire Western world, including the United States."




Gov. Bobby Jindal has some questions for Obama about unaccompanied alien children | Twitchy

Gov. Bobby Jindal has some questions for Obama about unaccompanied alien children | Twitchy



Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has a few questions for President Obama regarding the more than one thousand unaccompanied alien children dropped off in the state with little to no notice. “It is unacceptable,” he wrote in a letter today, “that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services considers posting information on a website as a legitimate notification mechanism of unaccompanied minors being placed in Louisiana.”

Regarding the upcoming school year, Jindal told Obama that “the state has received no guidance or resources to ensure the education and healthcare for these children,” before following up with seven specific questions for the president:
  1. How were the identities of potential sponsors confirmed to ensure they were family members?
  2. Were any children placed with existing state foster parents? Why was no one at the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services consulted on such placements?
  3. In which parishes are these children now living?
  4. What kinds of financial support will the state receive to provide for their school, healthcare, and other needs?
  5. What medical screenings were conducted for these children prior to their placement in Louisiana?
  6. What is the timeline and progress for determining the ultimate status of these children?
  7. Given we have already received three times the historical annual average placements in Louisiana in the first six months of this year, how many more and for how long should Louisiana expect to receive UAC placements?

Poll: Should Internet Providers Block Piracy Sites? - Digits - WSJ

Poll: Should Internet Providers Block Piracy Sites? - Digits - WSJ

We want to know what you think about curbs on pirated content



Let Us Now praise Democratic Hypocrisy - Jonah Goldberg - Page 1

Let Us Now praise Democratic Hypocrisy - Jonah Goldberg - Page 1



But the real reason these Democrats opposed "tampering" with the Constitution wasn't reverence for the genius of the founders. What they really opposed was tampering with a status quo they benefited from. These same Democrats are the first to applaud when the Supreme Court manufactures new rights from the Constitutional "emanations of penumbras" not found anywhere in the text. They are fully vested members of the cult of the Living Constitution.




Gas prices seeing big summer decline | Business & Technology | The Seattle Times

Gas prices seeing big summer decline | Business & Technology | The Seattle Times



U.S. oil refineries, which operated at more than 93 percent capacity the past three weeks, processed 16.5 million barrels daily in the four weeks ended July 25, Energy Information Administration figures show. It’s the highest in data going back to May 2005.




Health Coverage for Individuals to Rise by 4.2 percent in California | Uncover California

Health Coverage for Individuals to Rise by 4.2 percent in California | Uncover California



The health coverage cost for individuals in California will rise 4.2 percent on an average in 2015. Covered California has provided a detailed report and has carried out a survey of ten major insurance companies offering Obamacare plans to consumers.
Peter Lee, executive director of Covered California added that it is good news that in the second year of enrollment, the Affordable Care Act will offer health coverage to individuals at fair price. The report expects nearly 87 percent of Obamacare enrollees in the state will see rate hike

Elon Musk's Tesla Game Plan: Make 100,000 Cars Next Year - Businessweek



Elon Musk's Tesla Game Plan: Make 100,000 Cars Next Year - Businessweek




“Processed ore from mines will enter by railcar on one side and finished battery packs will exit on the other.”

That’s Elon Musk writing to the shareholders of Tesla Motors on Thursday in a letter (PDF) detailing the company’s second quarter results and its construction of a new battery plant. As expected, the plant will be built in conjunction with Panasonic; part of the facility’s foundation has already gone up in Nevada. Tesla will oversee the construction of the factory and run it, while Panasonic will invest in the machinery and supply its lithium-ion battery cells.

Musk sees this factory — and eventually several more like it — as being key to the delivery of an electric car for the masses. Tesla and Panasonic plan to make more efficient batteries using changes to the underlying chemistry of the products and to bring down their costs and up their supply by creating giant plants.


A New Old Regime | National Review Online

A New Old Regime | National Review Online



To take one vivid example from the front pages of the news in the Age of Obama, the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) runs for 2,800 pages. Democratic House majority leader Nancy Pelosi famously predicted that we would have to pass the bill to find out what was in it. Pelosi was right in more ways than one. By one count published last year, the regulations implementing the act have consumed 10,000 closely printed pages of the Federal Register, at 30 times the length (in words) of the law passed by Congress.
Beginning roughly with the New Deal, but ever more since then, we have been ruled by agency government. In this form of government, Congress delegates its legislative authority to an administrative agency in the executive branch. The agency promulgates regulations with the binding force of law. It prosecutes citizens for violating the regulations. It also acts as the judge and jury in prosecutions it brings. The agencies therefore combine legislative, executive, and judicial functions in the same body.


A New Old Regime | National Review Online

A New Old Regime | National Review Online



Every day the headlines bring news of the Obama administration’s rule by executive edict. From the regularization of illegal-immigrant DREAMers, to the rewriting of Obamacare and of federal drug laws, to the imposition of onerous environmental laws by agency regulation, the administration exercises or threatens to exercise executive power to write and rewrite and waive the duly enacted law of the land. Now Obama threatens to regularize the immigration status of millions more illegal immigrants by decree as well.
The practice of rule by decree is of dubious constitutionality, to say the least, and Obama is extending it to the breaking point. While of dubious constitutionality, the practice is not without precedent. The precedent, however, is the prerogative power claimed in the past by the British king. It is the power against which the British revolted in the Glorious Revolution of 1688 and against which we revolted in 1776.

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Twitter / stephenstephan: Step outside wherever you ...

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Dow tanks on Argentina debt default, other fears

Dow tanks on Argentina debt default, other fears



Financial markets went into a tailspin Thursday after Argentina defaulted on its debt, raising fears among skittish investors already fretting about weak corporate earnings growth, rising interest rates and an aging bull market.
Argentina's blue chip Merval Index was among the biggest losers, sinking 8.4% — the equivalent of a 1,400-point drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
The Dow sank 317.06 points to 16,563.30, erasing 2014's gains. The 1.9% drop was the blue chip barometer's third-biggest daily drop of the year and the worst since a 267-point loss on April 10. Selling intensified as selling momentum picked up in afternoon trading.
Broader averages were also hit hard. The Standard & Poor's 500 fell 2% to 1930.67, a six-week low. The Nasdaq lost 2.1% to 4369.77, and the Russell 2000 was off 2.3% to 1120.
With the losses, a five-month string of Dow and S&P 500 Index gains will end with July's last trading session.
European markets also fell sharply, with Germany's DAX index tumbling 1.9% to 9407.48, France's CAC 40 losing 1.5% to 4246.14, and Britain's FTSE index off 0.6% to 6730.11.


We Never Tried To Impeach Bush, Says Democratic Lawmaker Who Co-Sponsored Bush Impeachment Bill

We Never Tried To Impeach Bush, Says Democratic Lawmaker Who Co-Sponsored Bush Impeachment Bill




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Twitter / offers4students: Is this for real? If so, I ...



James Franco to Stephen Colbert: Will you 'go Democrat' on 'The Late Show'? | Red Alert Politics

James Franco to Stephen Colbert: Will you 'go Democrat' on 'The Late Show'? | Red Alert Politics

A Thank You Letter From Hamas to the Media - The Commentator

A Thank You Letter From Hamas to the Media - The Commentator



Dear Members of the Mainstream Media,
You've been awesome! Everyone knows that we start unwinnable wars with Israel because the real victory happens when you predictably side with us each time. And you've been so supportive of our strategy that we really want to acknowledge your helpfulness. In particular, we thank you for:
-Focusing so much more on our suffering than anyone else's. Nigerians must die in far greater numbers before you take notice, so we're glad that you value our lives so much more.
-Minimizing your coverage, if any, of our attacks that led up to Israel's military response and generally providing so little context that outsiders think that Israelis kill Palestinians just for fun. We're especially grateful to the French media for this.
Their distortions of the conflict are so one-sided that they incite Muslims across France to attack Jews and synagogues, and that is welcomed by our anti-Semitic worldview (although, unfortunately, such attacks remind everyone why Jews need a state).
-Emphasizing our civilian death toll without explaining that (1) our casualty reports are hasty and inflated, and (2) we maximize that total by using Palestinians to shield our weapons and by urging them to stay in the very areas that the IDF -- in its annoying effort to minimize our civilian deaths -- warns Gazans to evacuate.
-Never mentioning the fact that if we could kill millions of Israelis, we would (after all, our charter calls for Israel's destruction). Just as the 9/11 hijackers made the most of what they had but would have liked to kill far more Americans (for example, with the help of WMD), we too would love to kill far more Israelis.
Indeed, we have purposely targeted Israel's nuclear reactor on several occasions, with that very goal in mind. Fortunately, you never highlight the genocidal intent behind our attacks when mentioning Israel's "disproportionate" response.
-Never calling us jihadists even though we persecute Christians (like the ISIS, which just compelled Mosul's Christians to convert to Islam). The forced conversion, expulsion, or murder of Christians and other religious minorities by Islamists has been happening for millennia, as assiduously documented in Crucified Again, but such historical context is thankfully absent from your reporting on our conflict with Israel.
-Minimally reporting on our corruptionunfair wealth, or vast expenditures on tunnels to attack Israel while ordinary Palestinians grew poorer.
-Overlooking how -- to maximize Palestinian deaths -- we store our missiles in an UNRWA-run school and how, when UNRWA finds out, they just hand us back our missiles.
-Disregarding Arabs who have the courage to critique us -- like Dr. Tawfik Hamid, an Islamist-turned-reformer who blames Palestinian suffering entirely on us.
-Ignoring Israelis' humanitarian folly in providing medical aid to the very terrorists trying to kill them.
-Failing to acknowledge Israel's immense restraint. Had we been fighting Syria's Assad regime, by now Gaza would have been flattened -- devastated by barrel bombs, poison gas, and other attacks that are far more indiscriminate than Israel's intelligence-directed strikes. And of course, if Syria were killing us, you'd hardly care. But luckily, we're dealing with Israel -- that country that everyone loves to hate -- so we can count on your helpful coverage here.
-Omitting how Israel chose to sacrifice dozens of IDF soldiers when destroying our tunnels and weapons in densely populated areas like Shejaiya because doing so with airstrikes (which risks no soldiers) would have killed many thousands of Palestinians.
Your friendly omission of such crucial facts reminds us of how wonderfully you covered Jenin in 2002, when (again) -- rather than praise Israel's humane but costly decision to use ground troops rather than airstrikes -- you very helpfully and falsely accused Israel of a massacre during another IDF operation to stop Palestinian terrorist attacks on Israeli civilians.
-Not sharing with your English readers what we openly say in Arabic: that we view any truce as just an opportunity to rearm for our next war against Israel (as our spokesman, Musheer Al Masri, recently declared on TV).
-Not underscoring that Israel can do nothing to make peace with us (after all, Israelis ended their occupation of Gaza in 2005 and we've been rocketing them ever since). It's a bit nervy of Israel to use its border controls to limit our ability to rearm and rebuild cross-border attack tunnels, but -- with your help -- maybe the next cease-fire will remove Israel's blockade so that we can more easily replenish our weapons and restore our tunnels for our next attack.
And yes, we're embarrassed that our fellow Arab Muslims in Egypt also choose to blockade us because of the problems that we've caused them.
-Not reminding readers, when you mention potential truce arrangements, that world powers are no more capable of ensuring a demilitarized Gaza than they were capable of disarming Hezbollah in south Lebanon.
Seriously, you've been AMAZING. Please keep it up!
Love,
Hamas
p.s. Many thanks also to the countless protesters around the world who follow your lead, embolden us, and make us look legit!

A Thank You Letter From Hamas to the Media - The Commentator

A Thank You Letter From Hamas to the Media - The Commentator



You in the mainstream media have been amazing in your support for Hamas, and we're so grateful to you. This really helps us in spreading anti-Semitism, and starting new rounds of terror at will. Blessings be upon you, love from Hamas


Twitter / YoungCons: “Obama Gas Stations” are ...

Twitter / YoungCons: “Obama Gas Stations” are ...

“Obama Gas Stations” are a real thing and they’re just as horrible as you can imagine | Young Conservatives

“Obama Gas Stations” are a real thing and they’re just as horrible as you can imagine | Young Conservatives



You’ve got to be kidding me. Welcome to Obama’s America, literally.
A friend’s husband found this Obama gas station and shared it on Facebook.
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Obama gas station 2Liberals proving once again they are beyond parody. I just can’t believe this is what America has become.  Earlier today we posted about how Obama got heckled and the crowd tried to save him with a really creepy chant. It’s a cult with these people.

Amnesty criticizes Palestinian infighting - Israel News, Ynetnews

Amnesty criticizes Palestinian infighting - Israel News, Ynetnews



Amnesty International on Wednesday harshly criticized rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah for harming civilians in their deadly infighting.

The international human rights group released a 58-page report titled "Torn apart by factional strife," and said about 350 Palestinians were killed during the first months of 2007 in infighting in the Gaza Strip. Many of the dead were noncombatants, Amnesty said.

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Senior Hamas figure criticizes takeover of Gaza / Reuters
Ghazi Hamad, former spokesman of Hamas-led government, calls group's four-month rule of Strip a 'trap'. 'Instead of expanding its relations with the Arab and international community, Hamas has become isolated and besieged in the narrow strip,' he says
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The clashes peaked in mid-June, when Hamas militants thrashed pro-Fatah security forces in the Gaza Strip and overran the territory.


After the Hamas takeover, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of Fatah dismissed the Hamas-led Cabinet and formed his own government, which controls the West Bank. Hamas, led by deposed Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, continues to rule Gaza.


During the clashes, militants mounted attacks from civilian apartment buildings and hospitals and targeted rival patients in their hospital beds, the London-based organization said. Fighter used crowded residential neighborhoods as war zones, firing mortars, rocket-propelled grenades and bullets from civilian buildings.


The Abbas government condemned the report, and a Hamas spokesman said his government wants to "open a new page" through dialogue with Fatah.


In examples cited by the report, a child running to a shop buy candy was killed by shrapnel, a young woman heading to a school exam died from a sniper bullet, and a peaceful march through Gaza City to demand an end to the clashes came under fire that killed three civilians.


'We have acted according to law'

Amnesty charged that militants were killed by rivals while in captivity, and others were maimed, often by shooting captives in the shin bones and knees. Civilians also suspected of loyalty to rival groups were drawn into the conflict, the report said. Pro-Fatah security forces snatched Husam Abu Qinas, a 35-year-old tiler, and threw him off a roof, in apparent retribution for Hamas militants throwing a security force official off a high-rise hours before.

Amnesty International said after rival factions formed separate governments in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, both cracked down on suspected rival loyalists.


In the Gaza Strip, members of the Hamas military wing act as police and have detained and tortured Fatah activists and critics. Hamas police routinely beat protesters to break up demonstrations, and have roughed up journalists covering the events, Amnesty said.


In the West Bank, pro-Fatah security forces detained about 1,000 Hamas sympathizers and members, forcing many to sign statements condemning the Islamic group and disavowing their loyalties to it. Although most were held briefly, many reported being ill-treated or tortured, Amnesty said.


Fatah loyalists have also acted against Hamas sympathizers with impunity, smashing up Hamas-linked institutions, kidnapping and harassing loyalists, the rights group said.


Ashraf Ajrami, a minister in the West Bank government, said the report was baseless.


"I don't think they tried very hard to find out the truth," he said. "We have acted according to law."


Taher Nunu, a Hamas government spokesman, said his movement had acted out of necessity to put an end to chaos in Gaza.


"We regret the victims that fell during the internal clashes. ... Our concern was to defend civilians and our people," he said. "The solution to the disagreement is not by laying blame but is by returning to dialogue and opening a new page."

Pole-Dancing And/Or Happy Women Should Avoid Turkey, Deputy PM | Zero Hedge

Pole-Dancing And/Or Happy Women Should Avoid Turkey, Deputy PM | Zero Hedge



If you're a woman looking for some fun... we strongly urge you to avoid Turkey. Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc has some strong opinions on the female of the species. First, on Monday, he exclaimedwomen needed to be "morally upright" and "not laugh out loud in public." And now, the senior Turkish minister, that some women "don’t have self control and can’t stop themselves from climbing up a pole." Of course his actions sparked an avalanche of social media posts of women laughing-out-loud and on-the-pole... which is ironic given that Twitter reports that Turkey accounts for 43% of all global requests for content removal.




Wednesday, July 30, 2014

3 Inches Of Blood Lyrics - Demons Blade



The trumpets sound The End


The crack of seals break
Impending devastation brings the fall
The sun it turns to black
The weak will burn
The leader comes with the evil sword
The sun it sinks
Into the sea
As they last rays fade and die
Forever
Prophesize the fall of creation's peak
Make the righteous suffer for all time
Prophesize
Make them suffer for all time
Demons that exist only in the night
Conjured from the Earth's decay
The blackened wings of Hell
Finally come unfurled
The songs of the birds
The glow of the dawn
The sights
The sounds
Eternally gone
Cut down by a Demon's Blade







By strange forces it was made
The Demon's Blade
A masterstroke with the Devil's every swing
The Hell you dreamed of was never so real
Now you'll pray to the sting of the steel
No opposition can counter the strike
The first ranks of holy men fallen aside
Chaotic weapon
Only held by one
Bloody hilt
Demonic thrill
Cursing God's son
Cut down by a Demon's Blade
By strange forces it was made
Cut down by a Demon's Blade
The Demon's Blade
A crimson mist will bathe the land
All are driven mad who inhale the wind
Behold the eve of the end of the world







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