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March 7, 2015

 

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s Prime Minister, is a true believer in American Exceptionalism.  All freedom-lovers around the world forced to stare down the barrel of a gun or living under the boot of tyranny believe in American Exceptionalism, because for them, it is their only hope.  Netanyahu warned that American politicians living so far outside Iran's neighborhood may not fully comprehend just how barbaric and brutal Iran's aims really are.  "America's founding document promises life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness," he said "Iran's founding document pledges death, tyranny and the pursuit of jihad."  They hang gays, persecute Christians, enslave women, maim people for violating the Koran and openly support terrorist networks.  Negotiating with such feral beasts as Iran's theocratic dictators is certainly dangerous.  It is also a fool's errand, but who better to tap for a fool's errand than Secretary of State John Kerry himself!  John Kerry's unbridled whorishness for a deal with Iran has become so desperate that even The New York Times felt compelled to print a front page story this week about the "unseemly intimacy" between Kerry and Iran's foreign minister, Javad Zarif. The story chronicled the long hours alone together, the private emails and even their river walks together.  Kerry fancies himself a shrewd statesman on the global stage, but, in truth, history only remembers for his failure to beat former President George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election.  Unless he strikes a deal with Iran that leads to the annihilation of Israel, and then he will finally be remembered for something else.

(“Benjamin Netanyahu believes in American Exceptionalism, too bad Obama doesn’t” by Charles Hurt dated March 3, 2015 published by The Washington Times at http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/mar/3/charles-hurt-benjamin-netanyahu-believes-in-americ/ )

The Left is so blatant about its prejudices, and so determined to tear down any semblance of meritocracy regarding college admissions that Asian-Americans need to recognize who their enemies are.  Race and ethnicity are being used to affect admissions using SAT scores as a benchmark with a “bonus” to describe how many extra SAT points an applicant’s race is worth.  African Americans received a bonus of 230 points, Hispanics received a bonus of 185 points, but Asian Americans are penalized by 50 points.  In a country ostensibly devoted to political equality, inequality is the order of the day from the Left, which seeks to bolster its favored “victim” groups at the expense of everybody else.  To their eternal disgrace, the courts have upheld the bogus issue of “diversity” as a factor in college admissions.  The result is a system that satisfies nobody, penalizes some of the best intellectual talent in the country and hinders American competitiveness.  The moral posturing of the unholy Left, which has no morals except situational morality, is bad enough, but the impact these wretched people have had on nearly everybody is sickening.  If you view the basic “progressive” in his native habitat of Manhattan, West Los Angeles and rural New England, you will quickly notice that he has a positive phobia of blacks and Hispanics, lives as far away from them as possible, and is inclined to call the cops should he happen to encounter one in his neighborhood.  If there is any evidence that “diversity” (as the Left defines it, which is exclusively racially) has any intrinsic, positive good, I have yet to see it.  College admission season ignites deep anxieties for Asian American families, who spend more than any other demographic on education.  At elite universities across the U.S., Asian Americans form a larger share of the student body than they do of the population as a whole.  Now Asian-Americans, many of whom have overcome far greater obstacles to advancement than black or Hispanics students, must develop “strategies” to overcome the institutional discrimination of modern “liberalism.”  Still, anxiety over racial admissions rates is peaking as cash-crunched public universities increasingly favor high-paying out-of-state and foreign students at the expense of local applicants of every ethnicity.  When will the 14th Amendment be fully enforced to benefit Asian-Americans?  The promise of America is not equal outcomes in any given field: it is equal justice before the law, and anything else would be, well, less diverse.

(“Why Do Democrats Hate Asian-Americans? Because They’re Smart and Successful” by Michael Walsh dated February 27, 2015 published by PJ Media at http://pjmedia.com/michaelwalsh/2015/02/27/why-do-democrats-hate-asian-americans-because-theyre-smart-and-successful/ )

  

The actual blueprint of the method of the immigration madness of the Obama regime has been laid bare in White House plans.  Republicans and Democrats in the White House are not legalizing 13 to 15 million illegal immigrants for the sake of altruism; they are working to build a “country within a country.”  Natural born Americans have already been mainstream media-smeared as bible thumpers, bigots and racists, and will be subjugated in every way by government-cosseted “New Americans.  The “Task Force of New Americans” and the “Receiving Communities” are part of a plan by the Obama administration to develop a “country within a country” which will eventually form a new, and instantly fundamentally transformed United States.  The task force made it clear Barack Obama is planning to legalize and protect 13 to 15 million illegal immigrants who will then be moved onto citizenship.  “When these “new Americans” come out of the shadows, the communities in which they’ve been placed will be designated as “receiving communities.”  The “new Americans” are called “seedlings” by the White House and the “receiving communities” are the “fertile ground” to nurture them.  The task force is forming a “country within a country.  It was understood that many of these immigrants would not be interested in assimilating.  Obama’s plan is to treat the “new Americans” as refugees as soon as amnesty is pushed through.  Refugees are given an allowance, housing, food, health care, education, and an immediate pathway to citizenship.  Meanwhile he has tied the hands of Border Patrol and ICE, and has opened our borders and refuses to vet those who get through.  President Obama often rules by memos and he did so in the case of the task force and receiving communities.  On November 21, 2014, he issued the Presidential Memorandum: “Creating Welcoming Communities and Fully Integrating Immigrants and Refugees for the purpose of creating welcoming communities and fully integrating immigrants and refugees.”  It was established at the same time as his task force and its entire purpose was to provide entitlements for “new Americans.”  We mustn’t forget that the Obama administration hand selected neighborhoods that would take illegal immigrants, most noticeably this past summer when he flew them all over the country and wouldn’t tell anyone where they were.  They were not only children, there were many more adults.  Barack Obama and his administration appear to be social engineering us into a new America.  Most shocking of all, Obama’s “seedlings” in his new “country within a country” are not just down-on-their-luck innocents from poverty-stricken third world countries, or children looking to reunite with parents already in the U.S., they include the same Islamic terrorists Obama refuses to identify by name.  The Fundamental Transformation of America, now upon us, meant getting rid of the country that exists and replacing it with a foreign new one.

(“The Planned Subjugation of America’s Population” by Judi McLeod dated March 2, 2015 published by Canada Free Press at http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/70143 )

After years of claiming the science is settled and unprecedented manmade catastrophes are occurring right now, Climate Crisis, Inc. has gotten desperate.  Repeated polls put climate change at the bottom of every list of public concerns.  China and India refuse to cut energy production or emissions.  Real-world weather and climate totally contradict their dire models and forecasts.  Climate Crisis industrialists are also fed up with constant carping, criticism and questions from growing numbers of experts who will not kowtow to their End of Days theology.  Once seemingly near, their dream of ruling a hydrocarbon-free world of “sustainably” lower living standards become more remote every week.  Extremist factions had dreamed of a global climatist caliphate and want vengeance.  So borrowing from Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton mentor Saul Alinsky’s book, Rules for Radicals, they have gone on the attack: Pick a target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.  They’ve also borrowed from the Islamic State playbook: Silence your enemies.  This Climatist Jihad wing of the climate chaos movement has launched a well funded, carefully choreographed vendetta of character assassination and destruction, vilifying dangerous manmade climate change “deniers” and trying to destroy their careers. Their Big Green, Big Government and media allies are either actively complicit, rooting from sidelines or silent.  Instead of bullets, bombs and beheadings, they use double standards, Greenpeace FOIA demands, threats of lost funding and jobs, and constant intimidation and harassment.  Submit, recant, admit your guilt, renounce your nature-rules-climate faith, Climatist Jihadis tell climate realists.  Indeed, one of the most prominent aspects of the climate imbroglio is the steadfast refusal of alarmist scientists to discuss or debate their findings with experts who argue that extensive, powerful natural forces, not human carbon dioxide emissions, drive Earth’s climate and weather.  These “manmade disaster” proponents also refuse to divulge raw data, computer codes and other behind-the-scenes work that is often paid for with taxpayer money and is always used to justify laws, treaties, regulations, mandates and subsidies that stifle economic growth, kill jobs and reduce living standards.  The Climate Jihadists targets anyone whose work eviscerates climate cataclysm claims and raises serious questions about the accuracy, credibility, integrity and sanctity of alarmist science.  Its members focus almost exclusively on human causes of climate change and extreme weather events, and would love to see skeptics silenced.  It fits a depressing pattern: of the White House, Democrats and liberals shutting down debate, permitting no amendments, conducting business behind closed doors, not allowing anyone to read proposed laws and regulations, rarely even recognizing that there are differing views, on ObamaCare, ObamaNet, IRS harassment of conservative donors and groups, PM Netanyahu’s speech to Congress, or climate change.  The Climate Crisis industry thrives on billions of dollars annually, for one-sided climate research, drilling and fracking studies, renewable energy projects and other programs, based on dubious claims that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions threaten climate stability and planetary survival.  ClimateGate, IPCC revelations and other investigations have revealed extensive and troubling incidents of manipulated data, faulty models, wild exaggerations, and completely baseless claims about hottest years, disappearing glaciers and other “crises.”  We must end the double standard – and investigate the alarmist researchers and institutions.  Let us instead simply have that all-out, open, robust debate that climate realists have long sought, and alarmists have refused to have.  All cards and all evidence on the table, and no more hiding data and codes. Answer all questions, no matter how tough or inconvenient, and let honest science decide what our energy and economic futures will be.

(“Climatist Jihad?” by Paul Driessen dated February 28, 2015 published by Town Hall at http://townhall.com/columnists/pauldriessen/2015/02/28/climatist-jihad-n1963605 )

As a Cairo court defines the entire Gaza Islamist group as a terror organization, Egypt’s president shows he’s more than just talk. Only the organization’s military wing, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, was defined as such, but the new ruling widens the definition to include the political branch.  Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is proving that there is only one leader in the Middle East who can be compared to Winston Churchill, and he sits in Cairo.  He has now made a series of speeches calling for a revolution in Islamic thought, to shift the emphasis away from violence and to create a more humane Islam.  He has declared war upon radical Islam wherever it may be, not only upon the Islamic State and its affiliates, who have attacked Egyptians in Libya and Egypt proper, but on the Muslim Brotherhood and its affiliates as well.  When IS operatives in Libya abducted Coptic Egyptians and executed them, Sissi did not hesitate: He sent Egyptian air force jets to bomb dozens of IS targets on Libyan soil.  The court decision underlines his approach: There is no distinction between a military wing and a political wing.  He’ll leave such nuances to various international officials, mostly in Europe, who have recently tried to create a dialogue with Hamas.  As far as Cairo is concerned, the real enemy sits in Gaza, while Tel Aviv and Jerusalem are home to partners in the fight against terror.  Egyptian Intelligence has more than once demanded that Hamas hand over terror suspects, stop the smuggling via underground tunnels, and stop providing refuge for Sinai terrorists, but Hamas has not responded.  Hamas Gaza leaders were warned against an Egyptian military strike in Gaza which would have been unthinkable before el-Sissi came to power, but now cannot be ruled out in light of the president’s decisive policies against what Egypt now fully defines as a terrorist organization.

(“El-Sissi leading a Churchillian fight against Hamas” by Avi Issacharoff dated March 1, 2015 published by The Times Of Israel at http://www.timesofisrael.com/el-sissi-leading-a-churchillian-fight-against-hamas-terror/# )

 

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David Coughlin

Hawthorne, NY

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