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Reader Selected News For Week Sep 21 – Sep 27

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This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, September 20th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

54 Responses to “Reader Selected News For Week Sep 21 – Sep 27”

  1. canary

    Syrian rebels rape and impregnate young girls for strength to overthrow Assad.

    The Jerusalem Post: Breaking: Tunisian minister: Young girls return pregnant after ‘sexual Jihad’ excursion to Syria

    By JP Staff – 09/20/2013

    Girls “fooled” into traveling to Syria to offer intercourse, to create an army strong enough to overthrow President Bashar Assad.

    The women “are (sexually) swapped between 20, 30, and 100 rebels and they come back bearing the fruit of sexual contacts in the name of sexual jihad and we are silent doing nothing and standing idle,” Arab news network Al Arabiya reported the minister as saying during an address to the National Constituent Assembly.

    Former Mufti of Tunisia Sheikh Othman Battikh reportedly said in April that 13 Tunisian girls were “fooled” into traveling to Syria to offer sexual intercourse to rebel fighters, in order to create an army strong enough to overthrow the regime of President Bashar Assad.

    The mufti, who Al Alrabiya says was dismissed from his post shortly after making these alleged statements, described the so-called “sexual Jihad” as a type of “prostitution.”

    Bin Omar told Al Arabiya that al-Qaeda affiliate Ansar Shariah was offering minor girls with their faces covered as sexual offerings for jihadist fighters.

    (media story televisioned)
    http://www.jpost.com/Middle-Ea.....ria-326620

    “…offering minor girls with their faces covered as sexual offerings for jihadist fighters.”

    The die for allah and have sex with 40 virgins in heaven has been replaced with live for allah and 40 rebels can have sex with one little virgin girl.

    Obviously, they did like the mufti’s modern western wording on the news.

  2. canary

    Students called ‘n’ word, chased through woods on field trip

    Posted: Sep 19, 2013 5:42 AM CDT
    Updated: Sep 19, 2013 4:06 PM CDT
    By Steven Yablonski, Managing Editor – email
    By Karen Lee – email

    HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -
    Imagine sending your child on a class trip, then finding out she and her classmates were called the “n” word and chased through the woods. It was part of a slavery re-enactment that some parents said crossed the line.

    MORE
    Nature’s Classroom responds to slavery re-enactment complaints

    The director of an educational program in Massachusetts has responded to complaints made by the parents of a Hartford student who said she was called the “N-word” during a slavery re-enactment.

    Parents Sandra and James Baker said their daughter was terrorized by the staff of Nature’s Classroom during the re-enactment.

    One couple said their 12-year-old daughter came home from the field trip with horror stories, and now they’ve filed a complaint against the school district.

    “They intentionally terrorized them and abused them on this field trip,” she said.

    It started during the past school year when their daughter was a seventh-grader at the Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy. She and her classmates went on a four-day trip to the Nature’s Classroom in Charlton, MA.

    On the third night, there was a slavery re-enactment that Sandra Baker said none of the parents knew about.

    “‘The instructor told me if I were to run, they would whip me until I bled on the floor and then either cut my Achilles so I couldn’t run again, or hang me,’” he told the school board.

    They pretended to be on a slave ship.

    They pretended to pick cotton.

    They pretended their instructors were their masters.

    The Bakers said the program told kids they didn’t have to participate in the Underground Railroad skit, but were only told about the re-enactment 30 minutes before it began.

    “The fact that they used the ‘n’ word. I mean, how dare you say that to my child and call it an educational experience. How dare you say that to any child.” Sandra Baker said.

    She said she can’t believe the school has been taking part in the trip for years and never saw a problem with it.

    “It’s a town of people of color,” she said. “Really. I mean, Hartford. You could not see something was wrong with this?”

    Channel 3 Eyewitness News reached out to the Nature’s Classroom and hasn’t heard back.

    http://www.wfsb.com/story/2347.....field-trip

    CNN heard back from the Director of “Nature’s Classroom” John Santos, a hippie from the 60′s looking man, who has a wardrobe of shirts with a variety of Natures Classrooms patches and bright ties, that make the Boy Scouts of America look drab.

    A very defensive arrogant and strange man, sees nothing wrong with nasty turn of events on
    field trips meant for hiking, singing nature songs, and enjoying nature.

    He defended the children forced in a dark room and screamed at as the “underground railroad.
    Grown-ups chasing and screaming children through the dark night threats of beating and hanging them is not wrong either. The “Slaves on Ship” involves pushing students off the boat.

    So, next time your child goes on a “Nature’s Class” field trip have a discussion before and after, so they don’t come back with broken bones or mental trauma. Isn’t school traumatic enough?

    • Liberals/progressives/leftists/communists/socialists are the most barbaric people on this planet and are willingly blind to their own stupidity.

    • School District sends kids to Mosque. Handout is a Koran. http://goo.gl/SEM0du Wanna guess the political party makeup of the School District management? Go ahead. Try hard. C’mon, that’s it … and …

      Democrat.

    • Rusty Shackleford

      I was in grade school in Connecticut in 1969. In the third grade, our teacher thought it would be very important indeed to teach us all how wretched we were by being white.

      However, when kids returned home singing negro spirituals of the period such as “We Shall Overcome”, parents became concerned. In 1969, things worked as they should before the uber-liberal/national-socialist takeover of education occurred and said third grade teacher was quickly and summarily disciplined and told to return to the curriculum.

      I happened to notice the sudden gear change and thought it odd that we had been proceeding one path of learning only to immediately move to something completely unrelated. That is, in the sense that all student projects, papers and such were no longer on a scheduled completion date and we instead went into a study of President Lincoln.

      My teacher and the whole school was as white as alabaster….no black kids at all. But our teacher, perhaps nobly, wanted us to be aware of the “city people” too and had, as guest speakers, blacks who wanted to educate us privileged whitefolk about how evil we and our parents were.

      Later, these visitors made headlines as they were leftwing activists and full of hate and later, residents in the state penal correction facilities.

      Years later, I was actually glad that my parents chose to have us live out in the country, not the city, and thus avoiding the hoi-polloi and indoctrination of the city dwellers. It is enough for me to know that Connecticut was a destination for the underground railroad and that slavery was not tolerated. However, living in the South now as I do, I have found that local blacks here are far more easy to get along with than they are up in Yankee world. The resentment they display is visible.

      I have no problem chatting with blacks here. They may harbor the same resentment, I dunno but it’s far less pronounced than when I’m in New England..which I tend to avoid these days anyhow.

    • The schools didn’t desegregate here until the 1969—1970 school year. (See court ruling) That’s when the federal government begab enforcing the law here.

      The first year, my 3rd grade class was 50/50 white to black. The next year, 4th grade for me, the all white Christian school opened in the next town over and it was 70% black to 29% white, reflecting the makeup of the town residence. My dad insisted I stay in public school because, as he said, “Son, you are going to have to learn how to live and work with your neighbors.” My father was an ex-marine and a Roosevelt democrat. (He later voted for Reagan, twice before he died in ’85.)

      By the 5th grade the cir

    • The schools didn’t desegregate here until the 1969—1970 school year. (See court ruling) That’s when the federal government began enforcing the law here.

      The first year, my 3rd grade class, was 50/50 white to black. The next year, 4th grade for me, the all white Christian school opened in the next town over and it was 70% black to 29% white, reflecting the makeup of the town. My dad insisted I stay in public school because, as he said, “Son, you are going to have to learn how to live and work with your neighbors.” My father was an ex-marine and a Roosevelt democrat. (He later voted for Reagan, twice before he died in ’85.)

      By the 5th grade the curriculum changed to a radical leftists agenda. How I survived with any sense of individuality and with my christian and conservative values intact amazes me to this day. We had to learn the ‘Black National Anthem’, the capitals of Africa (didn’t teach us about Europe), and the curriculum was dumbed way down. So much so that it was no longer a challenge to me and other white students. All the sports we played, baseball, gymnastics, track and field, ect. were cut to two, football, and of course, basketball. By the time we hit 8th grade we were all smoking pot, cigarettes and drinking. Many dropped out as I did my junior year went and got a GED and went to work.

      They robbed this area of a whole of generation of kids and it shows. The town died and all that’s left is the 3rd of the month when the welfare checks come. All the manufacturing plants, lumber mills and shopping centers are gone because there is no one with enough education to do those simple jobs, and that’s supposing they would even work anyway.

      Thanks demoncrats for ruining our lives.

    • Petronius

      Looking back through history it is often difficult for us to understand why nations and peoples went to war with each other. The reasons are rarely as simple and clear as, say, the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor.

      The reasons for the American Civil War are still widely debated. But I put it down to the obsessive hatred generated in the North against the South and Southerners, a hatred and intolerance for all things Southern that was nurtured and fomented by an extremist element within the abolitionist movement, and which found a place in the radical wing of the Republican Party.

      It was a scathing, hate-filled, passionate and quasi-religious ideology that in time came to dominate and harden Yankee attitudes and thinking against the South — an attitude that obviously survives even to this day, even among prominent Republicans — the vicious anti-Southern venom, the gross incivility, the fascination with horror stories of cruelty, blood, whips, and chains, the calls for slave insurrections, mob invasions, and extermination of the Southern race, etc., that eventually permeated and colored Northern sermons, newspapers, magazines, literature, and political discourse through and through.

      Nothing could have been better calculated to offend the dignity of the South, where quiet good manners and Christian gentlemanly behavior were regarded as the hallmark of social and cultural achievement. In the Jeffersonian South, people saw themselves bound to the Union by ties of kinship and fellow-feeling — not by any quasi-religious ideology of “the sacred Union.” As a result, when the North, through its relentless insults and provocations, had broken down all ties of kinship and fellow-feeling, there was nothing left to bind Southerners to the Union.

      I think Liberals have reached a similar hardening point in their social and political discourse today.

    • One thing’s for sure, if another civil war takes place in this country that 625,000 dead number will be surpassed on the first day.

    • canary

      Boy King out of racial ignorance and having gone to a white private school where he pushed the only other black child, a girl to the ground, to impress the others read some book to try and understand why white people were afraid of black people. His fury leading to pages of anger that his white grandmother was shaking and crying at the breakfast table begging his grandfather to drive her to work, because a black man wanted her money at the bus stop and it really shook her up. So, he went to his birth father Marshall. And then boy king violated the bible and blasted his white grandmother before her death for the entire world to hear that she had made him cross the street with some blacks were coming towards them.
      Did boy king not understand his white grandmother was in danger having a black child or mufti-racial child with her that the blacks would have at least verbally chastised her, and called boy king names.
      That poor little black girl at boy king school thought finally someone she could relate to and then he becomes violent and humiliated her in front of the entire school. She will never forget it and feel more isolated and confused than ever. Now that black crime on blacks is so severe, maybe she can understand.
      In 5th grade I got beat with a stick by the biggest kid in the school who happened to be a black girl everyone was terrified of. And it was a black teacher that started the torturing of her white 4th graders ordering them not to tell their parents, until parents all wondered why their children were terrified and one even being taken to a shrink he was so terrified, before the secret of what she was doing to came out. This lead to a social worker with a degree explaining they didn’t have her degree.
      It ended up no one but the blacks got to go to ball games. Go to the Zoo which virtually lost money for years feeding animals when whites would not go out of fear. And 3 amusement parks across the large city closed down after only blacks went. It was a big thing once a year, but apparently the blacks had enough money to go to these places of entertainment and fun in gangs.
      We’ve come a long way. And in my state there is not a racial problem, probably because it’s a Christian state.
      White students still have to stay away from the black students and ignore their jabs, slaps, pushes; move to the side of the hall as far away, and look ahead shivering until there is enough distance between the bullies. There is a rule you can’t hit back or both get in trouble, aside true fear. Teachers ignore the fights on school grounds all put up on the internet even, because if a black beats on a white in school, they look the other way or do their best to find fault that the white student must have provoked it. They ignore the growing problem to keep up the smoke screen up how safe the schools are.

  3. captstubby

    “The Primetime Emmys are presented in recognition of excellence in American primetime television programming.
    Each ceremony has their own set of nominating and voting procedures, along with different rules regarding voting committees. Also, the various ceremonies each have own set of award categories,

    For most categories, members from each of the ATAS’ branches vote around June to determine the nominees only in their respective categories. ”
    Wikipedia

    in our household we vote too,
    its the off button.

    http://tv.yahoo.com/blogs/emmy.....9666.html#

  4. canary

    Al-Qaeda attacks in Kenya skyrocketing as extremists refuse to negotiate.

    CNN: Al-Shabaab tweet: No negotiations at Kenyan mall

    By Michael Martinez. Faith Karimi and Zain Verjee, Sept 21 2003

    (CNN) — [Breaking news 3:18 p.m.] Members of Al-Shabaab — the militant group linked to al Qaeda that’s claimed responsibility for Saturday’s deadly mall attack in Kenya — tweeted that “there will be no negotiations whatsoever” at the mall.

    Al-Shabaab also tweeted Saturday that “all Muslims inside #Westgate” — referring to the Kenyan mall that was attacked — “were escorted out by the Mujahideen before” the violence began.

    [Previously reported -- At least 30 killed in Nairobi mall attack; Islamic militants claim responsibility]

    Shooting witness: We crawled under cars Witness: We saw lots of blood Gunmen take hostages at Kenya mall

    As darkness fell in Nairobi, authorities said as many as 36 hostages are still being held by the gunmen in the mall, according to journalist Martin Cuddihy of the Australian Broadcasting Corp., who was at the scene and interviewed by CNN.

    “We condemn this senseless act of violence that has resulted in death and injury for many innocent men, women and children,” Harf said.

    “Due to privacy considerations, we have no further comment on American citizens at this time.”

    Tear gas was fired in the corridor, he said.

    He saw people in his group texting to family and friends outside the mall, and word spread not to trust anybody in the mall, he said.
    “When the police started firing, you don’t know who is firing,” he said.

    The gunmen shot one person inside his car and two more people on the street as they entered the mall area, Leposo said.

    Meanwhile, the army was mobilized to the mall, and two armored vehicles and an army helicopter joined police as both agencies were trying to secure the four-story mall floor by floor, Leposo said.

    Several hours into the seige, gunshots inside the mall could still be heard by people outside the mall at about 10:30 a.m. Eastern, Leposo said.

    Two years ago, there was a security alert sent the ex-patriot community to avoid the high-end mall because of reports of a planned attack at the mall, Leposo said….~

    The military asked local media not to televise anything live because the gunmen are watching the screens in the mall.

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/21/.....index.html

    Hmmm. So, two years ago this Arab Spring started. Was that the first time Obama scolded Africa’s government for corruption, and then again on his vacation referring once again to the
    corruption in the govt that must stop.

    Mali only ran Al-Qaeda off with Kenyan soldiers and France to other areas.

    This really brings to light not knowing who to trust. But, I think if I saw a bunch of Muslims dressed it might be head-ups. I am being brave and when a smile to an Arab woman brings me a dirty look, I ask why she is so covered and her husband shows off his legs in shorts?

    • canary

      Images in spite of ban of Kenyan mall.

      https://www.google.com/search?q=Kenyan+mall+attack+Sept+21+2013&hl=en&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=Tfs9UqTrLaj22AWhwIH4AQ&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1016&bih=639&dpr=1

      Attacks often target non-muslims in Kenyan
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZK_9b95_Pho

      For Get Back Jack Unrelated: Scary plane crashes
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DiVYsFRYVE

      Not sure if it includes that plane of French Leaders that suspiciously crashed at Russia airport
      whose lights went out before it landed that sweetness & light covered.

    • Polish leaders die in Russian airspace.
      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new.....ussia.html

      Like Syria and Saudis/Emirates, the Poles hate Gazprom and will do almost anything to be rid of the Russian boot on their necks. 2+2 in this instance almost certainly makes 4.

    • canary

      Thanks GB Jack for the Polish plane wreck. Here’s a another plane wreck 2011

      AFP: Russian rebels in Syria ‘pose threat to Olympics’

      By Nicolas Miletitch- Sep 20, 2013

      Islamist rebels from the Russian Caucasus who are fighting alongside Al-Qaeda-linked jihadists in Syria could pose a serious security threat to the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, analysts say.

      But experts fear that the return of war-hardened rebels from Syria may make it difficult to secure Sochi, which is close to the restive Caucasus region, during the high-profile event.

      In July, fears of an attack intensified when Islamist warlord Doku Umarov called on militants to stage attacks against the February Games.

      Umarov — the Kremlin’s number one enemy — has claimed numerous deadly attacks in Russia in recent years, including those that claimed dozens of lives at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport in 2011 and in the capital’s subway in 2010.

      Russian President Vladimir Putin has also expressed fears about the return of Russian rebels who are currently battling the regime of Moscow ally Bashar al-Assad.

      However, Malashenko said that estimates from various sources put the number of rebels from Russia fighting in Syria at between 300 and 2,000.

      The $50 billion Sochi Olympics project has been mired in scandals of corruption, overspending, and rights violations.

      Russian authorities are also designating a vast mountain area above Sochi close to North Caucasus republics as a “restricted zone” and closing the border with Georgia’s rebel region of Abkhazia during the Games.

      http://news.yahoo.com/russian-.....38411.html

      Russia International Airport attack
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D.....rt_bombing

      What a hoot Russia holding the Olympics after so many athletes defected to the US.
      And let’s not forget the Boston Marathon.

    • Wanna guess the name of the co-pilot of Flight 800? Go ahead .. guess. Kervorkian. Bumped into the seat at the last minute because the scheduled Officer came down ill. Kervorkina was flying the plane when ti went down. Kervorkian.

      How about KAL Flight 007? The Russians claim it was a spy plane and shot it down. Double O Seven.

      Or, Vince Foster was found under a cannon in Ft. Marcy Park. Loose cannon?

      Egypt Air Flight 990, the 767 named for Thothmosis III, the Napoleon of Pharaohs? The one who created the legend of Meggido? Armageddon? The air flight that after taking off from LAX did a sudden departure from its approved Flight Plan and stopped for an hour at Edwards Air Force Base with 80% of Egypt’s top military brass on board? And was rumored to be carrying in cargo a special capstone thing to fit the top of the great pyramid of Giza for the Millennial Party? First, Flight 800, then Swissair 111….add em up and whaddya get? 911! Ron Brown’s plane augers into a hillside in fog. The American mercantile oligarchy crashed and burned because it lost it’s way, get it? Lost it’s way? Following a wrong signal over somebody else’s rice bowl?

      These are The Guys. I don’t know what else to call ‘em. Their signature is a wink and a finger alongside the nose. A gesture that tells those who are paying attention that this was not an accident but a Hit.

      The Guys

    • canary

      Get Back Jack, I might add the significance of your siting “Ron Brown’s plane augers into a hillside in fog.”

      Ron Brown was in a military USAF CT-43A which was a former modified 767. He had a NYT reporter with him too. They hit 3 kilometers north of the Dubrovnik Airport in Croatia, 3 April 1996.

      Well, sort of like the Russians say they warned of of the Boston Marathon terrorists, Putin has made enough statements warning of the dangers of having the Special Olympics in Russia, that anything can happen.

      I can see Olympians from other countries disappear. Not sure what the airlines would charge for bringing cases and cases of bottled water on the planes.

      As far as Olympians eating food in Russia? A guy told me about 8 years ago, the Russians are very unfriendly to Americans and dining was a terrible experience where they would boldly
      might come up and pick food right off your plate, and you if you got up to use the restroom your all your food would be gone when you came back. And that was in nice restaurants. Maybe the hard working staff takes the food home to their family. Might be wise to eat out of vending machines.

      Perhaps close to the Olympics, Putin will tell of safety measure he’s put in place. cough cough

  5. canary

    Syrian Rebels angry over Russia’s Proposition to Aid the Rebels by Destroying Chemical Weapons.

    AP: Mortar round lands in Russian Embassy in Damascus

    By Jamal Halaby & Jim Heintz – Sept 22 2013

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) —

    In Moscow, the Russian Foreign Ministry confirmed the attack, saying rebels fired mortars that landed on the grounds of their embassy. Three workers were injured in the attack, the ministry said, adding that the injuries were not life-threatening.

    The Russian Embassy is located in Damascus’ upscale Mazraa district, which also houses several Syrian security institutions, a soccer stadium and nightclubs.

    In another mortar attack outside the capital, two people were injured when shells slammed into a residential building in the suburb of Jaramana, SANA said.

    On Sunday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Moscow was ready to send military observers to Syria to ensure security for efforts to eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons.

    Security is one of the plan’s major challenges, including how to prevent theft of the weapons.

    In an interview broadcast Sunday on state TV’s Channel One, Lavrov said

    Russia has proposed that there be an international presence on the perimeter of all areas where chemical weapons experts will work in Syria.

    “We are ready to share our servicemen and military police to participate in these forces,” but “it seems to me that military observers will be sufficient,” he said.

    http://news.yahoo.com/mortar-r.....26263.html

  6. captstubby

    strange that the Muslims have such a short term memory of Soviet Retaliatory Military Actions.

  7. captstubby

    Vandals torch statue of Ronald Reagan at famous California sports park
    Published September 23, 2013
    FoxNews.com
    http://a57.foxnews.com/global......c.jpg?ve=1
    Vandals torched a bronze, life-size statue of Ronald Reagan in an apparent arson fire in a Southern California sports park named after the 40th president, The Press-Enterprise reported.
    The 1-year-old statue was set ablaze at the Ronald Reagan Sports Park in Temecula, Calif. — a park Reagan praised in the early 1980s because it was built through volunteerism and fundraising and not through government handouts. The statue shows the former president in casual clothing, holding a shovel in one hand and a cowboy hat in another. The suspected arson was discovered around 7 a.m. Friday by a park worker.
    “It’s an insult to the president as well as to the community,” Perry Peters, founder of the nonprofit Friends of Ronald Reagan Sports Park, told the newspaper.
    Authorities have not yet identified a suspect or a motive, according to the newspaper.

    now class,
    today’s assignment is to draw up a profile of the “Vandals”.
    and another announcement,
    the Band would like to show their appreciation for everyone who pitched in on the canceled White House Tour Fundraiser…

    • Musing on the outrage if someone tore down Atlanta’s Martin Luther King statue and melted it down for scrap …

    • Right of the People

      GBJ, That is just a plain old RACIST statement (snicker, snicker). The city of Atlanta (or at least the local ghetto) would be in flames.

  8. captstubby

    Obama pledges U.S. support after Kenya ‘outrage’

    Kenya mall attack

    NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday called the attack in a Nairobi mall a “terrible outrage” and said the United States would provide law enforcement support to Kenya.

    Obama, whose father was from Kenya, said he had spoken to Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. The United States would work with Africa and nations around the world to dismantle networks that cause such violence, he said.

    “I want to express personally my condolences not only to President Kenyatta, who lost some family members in the attack, but to the Kenyan people,” Obama told reporters.

    “We stand with them against this terrible outrage that’s occurred. We will provide them with whatever law enforcement support that is necessary. And we are confident that Kenya will continue to be a pillar of stability in Eastern Africa.”

     

     

     

    excuse me,Mr. President.

    CHICAGO!!!

    http://crime.chicagotribune.com/chicago/shootings/

    • captstubby

      aren’t you proud of me not to mention ,
      ” Kenyan President ” in my post.

    • canary

      Obama “We will provide them with whatever law enforcement support it necessary?

      What the heck does that mean. Boots on the ground? France wants to go to war in Central Africa to save their resources.

      Again, What about 4 dead Americans in Libya meaning nothing.

  9. canary

    Latest threat from China: Chicken

    09/23/2013 – By James R. Hood

    Chicken from China has been blamed by many pet owners for the illnesses and deaths their dogs have experienced after eating treats made with Chinese chicken.

    The only consolation was that Chinese chicken wasn’t approved for human consumption in the United States. But that’s about to change.

    Soon, chicken from at least four Chinese plants will not only be allowed into the U.S. but will be sold without any labeling that identifies its origin.

    Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) thinks this is foolhardy and is demanding action from the Agriculture Department.

    “Given the well-documented shortcoming of the Chinese food safety system, we shouldn’t allow unmarked meat into our markets that is processed in Chinese facilities that are not subject to food safety inspections,”

    Brown said in a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.
    “This action could endanger the health and safety of American consumers and potentially undermines confidence in our nation’s food safety standards.”

    U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) is also questioning the policy, saying that Chinese food-safety regulations are “terrible.” DeLauro says she fears the consequences of China’s use of illegal antibiotics and its ongoing problems with various strains of bird flu.

    USDA recently reaffirmed an “equivalency standard” that grants four Chinese poultry processors the ability to ship processed meat into American markets, based on the premise that the Chinese inspectors are equivalent to their American counterparts.

    Under the USDA guidelines, no USDA inspector will be present in Chinese facilities and products will lack country of origin labeling.

    Consumers will be unable to identify whether the chicken in their nuggets, patties or canned soups is from Chinese processors.

    read more
    http://www.consumeraffairs.com.....92313.html

    I know I’m always complaining that since Obama became president the labeling of where food comes from is worse, and we are importing more food from other countries than ever, but
    thought this might rise some alarms.

    All the b.s. about Americans eating better and environment and now we are importing poison.
    I get alerts on recalled dog treats and food and as the article also goes into is China’s making dogs sick and dying. What can we expect from a country that goes through the city shooting their people’s dogs in the streets.

    And to think PETA thinks US chicken factories are bad.
    http://wowtop5.com/top-5-count.....-chickens/

    See Chicken factory & workers
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new.....-hens.html

    Shame on this insanity of importing food while US farmers struggle to meet EPA and Dept of Agriculture regulations.

    Where’s all those liberals who raise heck about the bird flu?

    • It’s all about the Benjamins. Thank God I ranch on my own property or I’d be half scared to eat anything from a grocery store. I also hunt .. which is the cleanest meat out there. No drugs, no growth hormones. Some day try wild boar, which has been raised around oak trees eating acorns. Then try store bought pork. You wll be shocked the difference between factory raised and the natural.

      Thanks for the links, Canary. I think.

      :-)

    • This is an alarming trend. Remember the story about the Chinese buying Smithfield Foods that Petronius posted a few weeks back. (Link Below)

      http://sweetness-light.com/arc.....ent-217507

      They were talking then about allowing Chinese hogs into the country.

      It’s enough to make you want to go vegetarian, except many of our fruit and vegetables are grown south of the border.

      The answer is obvious. Back to family farms. My brother grows the biggest garden any of you have ever seen, and gives away what he doesn’t can or eat. He does all this without a tractor and uses as little pesticides as possible. The knowledge he has of growing food is quick becoming a lost art.

      I think I’ll go buy a couple of hens and a rooster.

  10. canary

    As of Sept 24 2013, both Kenya security an Islamist militants say there are still hostages being held by terrorists

    http://www.thehindu.com/news/i.....sliderNews

    • Ain’t this funny? Probably 3/4 of Kenya is potentially militant .. and damn sure 100% of Somalia? .. after Blackhawk Down did the US Military ever run Farah Aidid to ground and kill him? Or, why haven’t we ripped the pirates out by the roots to protect shipping?

      Ever get the feeling there’s a far far bigger game being played that we know nothing about?

    • canary

      GetBackJack, exactly. There was nothing stopping us from destroying Al-Shaabab when everyone knows exactly where they are. I find it insane to say we can’t see through tree branches they hide under.

      Well, I’m guessing the way Kenya law enforcement, that Obama has offered to help (see other post) blasted it’s way into the mall so quickly in a hostage situation, unlike other countries where trying to save the hostages first even waiting up to years to go in and save hostages, that there are a lot of dead hostages in the mall, and the govt has to find a way to sneak them out, maybe in a pile of clothing, or a body hear or there hidden in the same body bag with a dead Al-Qaeda terrorist. They may rope people off for several blocks so they can’t see the body count.

      The British and other countries had to stand idoly by while Kenya did it their way. I’m stunned that Kenyatta had family members in there were killed. Politics for ya.

  11. canary

    This article was just updated before I could post. Now the Kenya has updated the identifying of squished Brits and American militants working for Al-Qaeda, even though Al-Qaeda denies it.

    US President Obama immediately said he believed his home country Kenya, though reports are still unfounded, throwing Americans under bus to gain brownie points. It might be his only hope in returning to Kenya without a huge military protecting him from protesters who disdain him

    Reuters: Kenya says ‘defeated’ mall militants, five dead, 11 held

    Sept 24 2013 – By Richard Lough and Edmund Blair

    NAIROBI (Reuters) –

    “Towards the tail end of the operation, three floors of the Westgate mall collapsed and there are several bodies trapped in the rubble including the terrorists,” he added.

    Some hours before Kenyatta spoke, the group said its militants were still holding out with hostages and that there were “countless dead bodies” still inside the complex.

    “The hostages who were being held by the Mujahideen inside #Westgate are still alive, looking quite disconcerted but, nevertheless, alive.”

    Kenyan Foreign Minister Amina Mohamed told PBS television in the United States that “two or three Americans” and a British woman were among the militants.

    She said the Americans were “young men, about between maybe 18 and 19″ years old. She said they were of Somali or Arab origin and had lived in “in Minnesota and one other place”.

    Al Shabaab, which said it had been in communication with its members in the mall, dismissed the minister’s comments.

    “Those who describe the attackers as Americans and British are people who do not know what is going on in Westgate building,” al Shabaab’s media office told Reuters.

    U.S. President Barack Obama, whose father was born in the east African nation, offered help, saying he believed Kenya –

    the scene of one of al Qaeda’s first major attacks, in 1998, and a neighbor of chaotic Somalia – would continue to be a regional pillar of stability.

    The attack on the mall is the worst such incident in Kenya since al Qaeda killed more than 200 people when it bombed the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi in 1998.

    President Kenyatta, who lost a nephew in the weekend bloodbath, faces charges of crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court for his alleged role in coordinating violence after disputed elections in 2007.

    British Defense Secretary Philip Hammond said he believed six Britons had died in the attack. Kenyan officials said the total death toll was at least 62.

    Conflicting comments have fuelled speculation about the attackers’ identity. While the foreign minister said there was a woman attacker killed, Interior Minister Joseph Ole Lenku had said on

    Monday they were all men but some had dressed as women.

    http://news.yahoo.com/kenya-sa.....15611.html

    • captstubby

      “Conflicting comments have fuelled speculation ”

      and the answer is…

      “At this point, what difference does it make?”
      the next President of the United States.

    • canary

      During WWII My grandfather was part of the European African Middle-East Campaign. He fought those nasty Germans in Africa, but as we know even the most modern African born people still hate whities.

    • catstubby – you will get on The List if you keep up the truth. The Bad List.

      :-)

      Canary -wanna bet with me that this Kenya mall attack, which happened in what appears o be identical to any good American mall, is a dry run for here? In multiple locations? Simultaneously? You and I know this answer ..

    • canary

      GetBackJack, yes was I guess now is not the time for Kenya officials to say how much it’s going to cost (the US) to build a new mall. Yes, I find my self worrying. Too many Arab women in town literally strutting, waving their veiled arms around like the witch queen in Snow White cartoon.
      Being nice doesn’t work, they just sneer and stare you down. They think they are goddesses and better than everyone in the store demanding attention, but their side-kick men all wear shorts for some reason. Pajama or sweat bottoms in the winter. So, they are more extreme than their hypocritical husbands.

      Next time some covered in all Black garb Arab woman stares me down, I’m going to smile and ask why they let their husbands where shorts.

      There were a couple of foreign blacks speaking a foreign language in line behind me so I showed them a magnet and key chain for sale in the check out isle. “American Original Homeland Security – Gernonimo (photo of him with rifle) and explained the meaning behind it and Native Indians and they rudely walked off and got in another line. Just shows you hate America and don’t want to learn our culture. Rude to speak a foreign language in line when they know English.

    • canary

      PS Get Back Jack, I also read in the media that the terrorists burned the faces of their hostages and burned their hands and feet. And that doesn’t follow their profile. It is more likely the Kenya
      law enforcement did it, so people can’t identify missing loved ones, leading to relatives outrage at the Kenya law enforcement for storming the mall with hostages. The US could get hostages just like they got Osama Bin Laden and Al-Shaabad’s former leader an American citizen.
      Kenya is basically saying American citizens and British citizens attacked their mall. Obama has promised to help their law enforcement and has called for American cells that the terrorists responsible were connected to in the US. They will demand money from the US and Britain, and we should tell them to bleep off, when they Kenyetta didn’t even have security to save his own relatives in the mall. Kenya didn’t even want to fight in Mali. And Kenya needs to build their army and go after terrorists in their own country. They should have done something over a decade ago. We can’t afford to aid all these countries in war. Or the US should ask for volunteers to go over to Africa and hunt down and kill the terrorists. I’m sure there are many former vets that would be willing. American Churches could get involved and ask their vets to
      go to Africa and kill those bloody pirates. It’s a crying shame, the poor Africans that are trying to fight them with no help from their government. I saw a documentary. It makes you want to cry to see how hard they trying. And the bleeping film people in the way filming these poor brave
      men.

    • Hadn’t heard about the disfigured faces, Cat.

      Damn

    • canary

      GetBackJack, here is an article to what I posted about the victims faces, cut hands off (no unable to fingerprint) etc.

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new.....ation.html

      Seriously, The military game up with a game in case of chemical attack long time ago. Israel is
      practicing a portion of it, so that is why the little the public is seeing about the Syria chemical attack to me is unrealistic. And I would rather see the authentic rocket footage rather than the
      cartoon showing the rockets. It’s 2013.

  12. captstubby

    Obama gets tough at the United Nations. On Israel.
    “The Palestinian people have the right to live with security and dignity in …

    By Keith Wagstaff | The Week – Tue, Sep 24, 2013
    This morning, President Barack Obama had tough words for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad at the U.N. General Assembly, declaring, “A leader who slaughtered his citizens and gassed children to death cannot regain legitimacy.”
    He also took a firm stance with another power in the Middle East: Israel.

    “I believe that there is a growing belief in Israel,” Obama said, “that the occupation of the West Bank is tearing at the fabric of Israel’s democracy.”
    Obama also made a strong appeal to the international community for a two-state solution, saying, “The Palestinian people have the right to live with security and dignity in their own sovereign state.”

    March 20, 2013
    The White House
    Office of the Press Secretary
    Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel in Joint Press Conference
    Prime Minister’s Residence, Jerusalem

    PRESIDENT OBAMA: As President, I’ve, therefore, made it clear America’s commitment to the security of the State of Israel is a solemn obligation, and the security of Israel is non-negotiable.

    In short — and I don’t think this is just my opinion, I think, Bibi, you would share this — America’s support for Israel’s security is unprecedented, and the alliance between our nations has never been stronger.

    Q Mr. President, are you asking the Prime Minister to be more patient, to hold off for at least a year on any kind of military action against Iran?
    PRESIDENT OBAMA: Bibi, why don’t you go — take a first swing at this.
    PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU: Iran is a grave threat to Israel, a grave threat to the world — a nuclear Iran. The United States is committed to deal with it. Israel is committed to deal with it. We have different vulnerabilities, obviously, and different capabilities. We take that into account. But what we do maintain — and the President I think is the first to do so — is that Israel has a right to independently defend itself against any threat, including the Iranian threat.

    Q Mr. Prime Minister, do you agree or disagree with the President’s one-year assessment?
    PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU: We have another question.

    PRESIDENT OBAMA: And there have probably been times where, when I’ve made statements about what I think needs to happen, the way it gets filtered through our press — it may be interpreted in ways that get Israelis nervous, just like there are folks back home who sometimes get nervous about areas where they aren’t sure exactly where I stand on things. That’s why I always like the opportunity to talk directly to you guys. Hopefully, you’ll show the live film, as opposed to the edited version.

    Q I guess my question to you was going to be, why do you believe the Israeli people have not embraced President Obama the same way they embraced our last two U.S. Presidents? Thank you.
    PRESIDENT OBAMA: So you had to get a polling question in there right at the end? (Laughter.) Chuck, I mean, you’re just incorrigible. (Laughter.)
    Well, look, the opening premise of your question was that having failed to achieve peace in the Middle East in my first term that I must have screwed up somehow. And I will tell you I hope I’m a better President now than when I first came into office, but my commitment was not to achieve a peace deal in my first year, or in my second year or my third year. That would have been nice. What I said was I was not going to wait to start on the issue until my second term, because I thought it was too important. And that’s exactly what I did.

  13. BannedbytheTaliban

    Mass shooter kills people because they are white, media yawns.

    From WRAL (Raleigh)

    Greenville Walmart shooter picked victims by race

    GREENVILLE, N.C. — A man who shot four people near a Greenville Walmart in June picked out his victims because they were white, according to several indictments handed down against him.

    Lakim Faust had more than 100 rounds of ammunition when he started shooting at people at a law firm and a shopping center in June, authorities said.

    ….Faust, who is black, picked out his victims based on their race, according to the indictments. The documents didn’t specify why Faust wanted to shoot white people, and police have not talked about why he picked out his targets.

    Police said Faust’s first victim on June 21 was an insurance adjustor in the parking lot of a law firm. He then crossed a five-lane highway and shot three more people in the parking lot of a Walmart, investigators said.

    …Police seized computers and documents from Faust’s home that showed he had a plan for the attack and wanted to shoot a large number of people, investigators said.

    http://www.wral.com/greenville...../12920480/

    Just imagine the media outrage if some white guy started gunning down black people for no good reason. But it has been said many times, if it weren’t for double standards, the left would have no standards at all.

    • Rusty Shackleford

      Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson blaming racist guns that made the man do that. When told he shot only whites, they both clammed up and left.

  14. captstubby

    and stay tuned for ABC,CBS, and NBC continuing round the clock coverage
    of the “New American Apartheid”

    Black victims of White Oppression

  15. captstubby

    a dry run for here?,
    GBJ ,you seen that one coming.

    New York mall on lockdown after deadly shooting, gunman armed and dangerous
    Published September 25, 2013 / FoxNews.comA New York mall and nearby school were placed on lockdown Wednesday afternoon after two people were shot, including one fatally, inside a store near the mall, authorities said.

    Police are searching for the gunman they say is “armed and dangerous” who is believed to have fled the scene in a white SUV. Police have named Sang Ho Kim as a person of interest in the shooting. Police say the shooting does not appear to be random and likely isolated.

  16. captstubby

    True eloquence, indeed, does not consist in speech. It cannot be brought from far. Labor and learning may toil for it, but they will toil in vain. Words and phrases may be marshalled in every way, but they cannot compass it. It must exist in the man, in the subject, and in the occasion.
    Daniel Webster

    http://www.foxnews.com/enterta.....op-trying/

  17. canary

    Syria rebels do not want chemical weapons attacks investigated nor western backed opposition.

    AP: Several Syrian rebel groups slam Western-backed opposition

    Published on Sep 25, 2013

    BEIRUT (AP) – Several Syrian rebel groups, including a powerful Al-Qaeda-linked faction, said on Wednesday they reject the authority of the Western-backed opposition coalition, as United Nations inspectors returned to the country to continue their probe into chemical weapons attacks.

    In a joint statement, 13 rebel groups led by the Al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front slammed the Turkey-based Syrian National Coalition, saying it no longer represents their interests.

    The rebel groups’ statement called on all those trying to topple Mr Assad’s government to unite under a “clear Islamic framework” – an apparent reference to the Al-Qaeda faction’s aspirations to create an Islamic state in Syria….”

    http://www.straitstimes.com/br.....n-20130925

  18. An article you’ll never see in the US lame-stream media.

    From The Telegraph:

    Global warming believers are feeling the heat
    By James Delingpole September 25th, 2013

    On Friday the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change delivers its latest verdict on the state of man-made global warming. Though the details are a secret, one thing is clear: the version of events you will see and hear in much of the media, especially from partis pris organisations like the BBC, will be the opposite of what the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report actually says.

    Already we have had a taste of the nonsense to come: a pre-announcement to the effect that “climate scientists” are now “95 per cent certain” that humans are to blame for climate change; an evidence-free declaration by the economist who wrote the discredited Stern Report that the computer models cited by the IPCC “substantially underestimate” the scale of the problem; a statement by the panel’s chairman, Dr Rajendra Pachauri, that “the scientific evidence of… climate change has strengthened year after year”.

    At the heart of the problem lie the computer models which, for 25 years, have formed the basis for the IPCC’s scaremongering: they predicted runaway global warming, when the real rise in temperatures has been much more modest. So modest, indeed, that it has fallen outside the lowest parameters of the IPCC’s prediction range. The computer models, in short, are bunk.

    ….From grant-hungry science institutions and environmentalist pressure groups to carbon traders, EU commissars, and big businesses with their snouts in the subsidies trough, many vested interests have much to lose should the global warming gravy train be derailed.

    This is why the latest Assessment Report is proving such a headache to the IPCC. It’s the first in its history to admit what its critics have said for years: global warming did “pause” unexpectedly in 1998 and shows no sign of resuming…..

    Which leaves the IPCC in a dilemma: does it ’fess up and effectively put itself out of business? Or does it brazen it out for a few more years, in the hope that a compliant media and an eco-brainwashed populace will be too stupid to notice? So far, it looks as if it prefers the second option…..Today, thanks to the internet, sceptical inquirers such as Donna Laframboise (who revealed that some 40 per cent of the IPCC’s papers came not from peer-reviewed journals but from Greenpeace and WWF propaganda) will be going through every chapter with a fine toothcomb.

    Al Gore’s “consensus” is about to be holed below the water-line…..the EU’s Climate Commissioner, Connie Hedegaard, steam on oblivious. Interviewed last week by the Telegraph’s Bruno Waterfield, she said: “Let’s say that science, some decades from now, said: ‘We were wrong, it was not about climate’, would it not in any case have been good to do many of the things you have to do in order to combat climate change?” If she means needlessly driving up energy prices, carpeting the countryside with wind turbines and terrifying children about a problem that turns out to have been imaginary, then most of us would probably answer “No”.

    The party is over. The biggest mistake these green communists made was making Al Gore their front man. I imagine they are regretting that decision right about now.

  19. captstubby

    US: ATF misplaced 420 million cigarettes in stings

    “ATF’s guidance regarding churning investigations lacked breadth and specificity, and managers at ATF headquarters as well as managers and special agents at ATF field offices often disregarded it,”

    http://news.yahoo.com/us-atf-m.....itics.html

    hope this stops the planned “fusion materials to Iran “Sting operation.




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