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The Ebola Fighters Are Time Magazine’s 2014 Person Of The Year

timemag2014PersonThe Ebola fighters have been named Time Magazine’s 2014 Person of the Year.

Which brings us to the hero’s heart. There was little to stop the disease from spreading further. Governments weren’t equipped to respond; the World Health Organization was in denial and snarled in red tape. First responders were accused of crying wolf, even as the danger grew. But the people in the field, the special forces of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the Christian medical-relief workers of Samaritan’s Purse and many others from all over the world fought side by side with local doctors and nurses, ambulance drivers and burial teams.

Time Magazine editor Nancy Gibbs explains the publication’s choice at  Time Person of the Year:  The Choice

A Few Christian Churches Willful Collusion With Islamic Terrorist Groups

flagsislamchurchGreat  diversity exists within the Christian world.  There are millions of Christians that support Israel based on solid Biblical reasons.   There is a disturbing phenomenon in some Christian Churches having ties to Islamic terrorist organizations that are anti-Israel.   A  branch of a Christian denomination does not represent all in that denomination.  Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA) does not represent all Presbyterians.

An Israeli legal organization has filed a complaint with the IRS accusing PCUSA of conducting prohibited activities under U.S. tax law. One activity in the complaint is  PCUSA meetings with Lebanon terrorist group Hezbollah (documentation and video), and publishing political advocacy materials in violation of its status.  Hezbollah  is designated by the U.S. as a terrorist organization.

The PCUSA’s Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy meet with Hezbollah in Lebanon.  PCUSA said the meeting was “misguided” and unauthorized. Yet again the PCUSA sponsored a delegation to met with Hezbollah in Lebanon through the PCUSA’s Middle East Task Force.

A national PCUSA representative responded by saying the PCUSA official was not representing the church in the visit. It said the Presbytery of Chicago’s Middle East Task Force does not reflect the church’s official stances.

The church’s Chicago leader, Rev. Robert Reynolds, said he regretted the meeting because Hezbollah “used the group’s visit for political purposes.”

At best, this statement displays a stunning ignorance of how Islamist terrorists work; at worst, it displays a willful collusion by the PCUSA in its dealings with Islamist radicals…. Continue reading A Few Christian Churches Willful Collusion With Islamic Terrorist Groups

Racism? What Is Really Going On

Based on the Implicit Association Test all across America whites are biased and they don’t even know it, reported the WaPo.  Even through no racial bias is shown by a  white person they are still racially bias.  Some are questioning what exactly the Implicit Association Test is measuring, if it really measures racial prejudice.  Instead studies suggest that the IAT-effect is due to in-group/out-group membership and is not based on racial prejudice.

Recent  criminal cases that have nothing to do with race have launched civil rights investigations, rioting and looting, professional agitators organizing protests, and race hustlers.  It seems the “protesters” have free rein in areas with Democratic leaders.

Each case is tragic.  Michael Brown strong armed robbed a store, resisted arrest, and was the aggressor in a confrontation with a police officer.

When Department of Justice officials arrived in Ferguson, Mo., one day after the death of Michael Brown, it wasn’t just to conduct an investigation on potential civil-rights violations. In fact, officials from one Justice Department office were conducting meetings with Ferguson residents to educate them on subjects such as “white privilege,” reported the National Review.

Eric Garner disobeyed repeated orders from a police officer, also a case of progressives overcriminalization and overtaxation.  Laws require enforcement; every act of enforcement includes the possibility of violence.

You may recall that the tide of rampant crime in New York City was turned when, under Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the police began cracking down on minor offenses — not untaxed cigarette sales but real violations that had nearly destroyed the city’s quality of life. What ensued was a miraculous transformation, with the Big Apple becoming the safest big city in America.

That policing model is under attack now — just as the NYPD’s extraordinarily successful counterterrorism model has been undermined by Obama’s Homeland Security Advisory Council. As Holder was making his Cleveland splash, Bill de Blasio, New York City’s hard-left mayor, opportunistically — and in the absence of any evidence — pointed to Garner’s death as proof that “the way we go about policing has to change. . . . People need to know that black lives and brown lives matter as much as white lives.”

Holder announced that the Justice Department, which is already monitoring the NYPD, will conduct a civil-rights investigation into Garner’s death. Yes, that’s how it always starts.  National Review

What is going on?  Control.

Reform of the police department by the current administration as part of a “racial justice” movement?
The NYPD can expect to undergo the same kind of “de-biasing” training that Holder put departments in Seattle, New Orleans, St. Louis and several other cities through while investigating them for alleged civil rights violations….

The Justice Department’s unprecedented shift from prosecuting intentional discrimination to investigating unconscious or “implicit” bias began long before Ferguson, Mo. It’s part of a “racial justice” movement launched by the Obama administration to “reform” the criminal justice system.  NYP The result was increased crime in Seattle.

Online: What’s Really Going on with Holder’s Civil-Rights Crusade against Police Departments
Federal investigations of the Garner and Brown cases are just a pretext.

Pearl Harbor

A date which will live in infamy.

USS Arizona documentary:  Witnesses to infamy
The Attack On Pearl Harbor, in the words of the USS Arizona’s Survivors Click Here to Watch

Sheriff Make Arrests During Ferguson Protests In Milwaukee

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke

Should police enforce laws when agitators are breaking the laws and infringing on other peoples rights?  Should police be sensitive to the situation and give law-breaking agitators a wide berth?

Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke choose to enforce the law.

Agitators from Ferguson, Missouri took over the streets of downtown Milwaukee Saturday causing disruption for some people trying to get around just weeks before Christmas. At one point, the agitators forced a part of the freeway to be shut down.

Police arrested 14 people including 2 children ages 6 and 10. The children were taken to child protective services. The protesters arrested are facing disorderly conduct and pedestrian on freeway charges. wisn

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke said,  “I have made it very clear that arrests will be made when violations of the law occur, regardless of the protesters’ motivations. Law and order will be maintained.” FoxNow6

Liberal Harvard Law Professor: EPA Climate Rule Is Unconstitutional

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Laurence Tribe

Dr. Tribe is a noted liberal Professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard.

The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants is unconstitutional because it violates the Tenth Amendment and the Fifth Amendment, according to a noted liberal Harvard law professor.

“In short, coal has been a bedrock component of our economy and energy policy for decades,” writes constitutional law professor Laurence Tribe. “The [EPA’s rule] demonstrates the risk of allowing an unaccountable administrative agency to ‘make’ law and attempt to impose the burden of global climate change on an unlucky and unfortunate few.”

“EPA’s singling out of a mere handful of emitters and limiting (or curtailing) their property is exactly the type of overreaching the Fifth Amendment seeks to prevent,” Tribe, who is on retainer for the coal company Peabody Energy, wrote in his comments to the EPA.
Continue Reading at DailyCaller

Ferguson: Outpouring Of Support For Natalie Dubose

There has been an outpouring of support for Natalie Dubose the owner of Cakes and More. Her cake shop was damaged, windows broke and equipment damaged, during the rioting in Ferguson, Missouri. She sold cakes at flea markets and worked two jobs to raise the money to open her own bakery.

The heartbreaking  photo of Natalie  prompted calls from people who said they wanted to help her fix her store, and so a GoFundMe page was set up . Her GoFundMe page is over $190,000! The cake shop was also damaged in August and is the only income for her and her two children.

Dubose opened Natalie’s Cakes and More in June after renting a booth at a flea market every weekend in order to make the money to set up a storefront. Business was good until August, when protests first began after Brown’s death.

“Sometimes I was counting $12 in an envelope at night after being there for 10 hours a day. And so that was a little depressing. I did a lot of praying, I did a lot of crying and some more crying. But all that, it kind of brought me here today.”

Dubose said that she still can’t come up with the words she would say to the people who damaged shops in her community. She said today on “Shepard Smith Reporting” that she had made pleas to individual protesters, urging them not to harm her store because it is her only source of income to raise her two kids.

“I was more hurt than anything,” she said.

As for those who’ve chipped in to help? Dubose says she is so grateful for the love and support that has poured in from across the country.

“If I could have arms big enough, I would just hug each and every last one of them,” she said of those who have donated.

Watch the interview above.

Online:  FoxNews Insider-Money Pours in for Single Mom’s Damaged Ferguson Bakery
DailyMail:  Mother-of-two whose bakery was vandalized in Ferguson riots receives more than $190K in donations in just one day

 

Amnesty For Four Million Illegal Immigrants Cost To Americans

dollar-sign-mdAmnesty for four million illegal immigrants could cost Americans $2 trillion, about $40 billion a year, over the next 50 years, the Heritage Foundation projects.

That equates to:

30 cents extra for every gallon of gas bought by Americans.
Or a $10 monthly fee added to every cellphone.
Or a $22,000 tax on every American graduate’s four-year college degree.

The $2 trillion cost is driven by the federal government’s support for all poor people, says Robert Rector, a budget analyst at the Heritage Foundation. Rector explained that, on average, the illegal immigrants benefiting from the amnesty have a 10th grade education.

That low education ensures they can’t earn enough money, or pay enough taxes, to pay for the many benefits they’ll get if they progress from temporary residents to legal residents and then to citizens, Rector said.

These various benefits add up to roughly $50,000 a year for each household, but those households can and do pay only about $13,000 a year in federal taxes, leaving a gap of roughly $40,000 between payments and benefits, Rector said.

That gap is effectively filled by payments from intact, college-education households which normally pay $30,000 more in taxes than they receive in benefits. “It takes all of the net taxes paid by one college-educated family [household] to pay for one of these immigrant households,” he said.

Rector draws his estimate from a May 2013 analysis he completed for Heritage, which predicted a $6.3 trillion, 50-year cost if all 12 million illegals in the country were granted amnesty.

Currently, government spends roughly $50 billion a year supporting the children and families of illegal immigrants. Much of that costs consists of free schooling and medical care for the U.S.-born kids of illegals.

Online:  The Daily Caller:  Obama’s Amnesty Will Cost $22,000 Per US College Grad

Ferguson: Where Are The National Guard?

Notice there are NO National Guard in the pictures coming out of Ferguson, Missouri during Monday night.

The population of Ferguson, Missouri was 21,111 in 2013.

Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder is also asking where were the National Guard.  He wants the governor to answer why was the National Guard not in Ferguson?   “Is the reason that the National Guard was not in there because the Obama Administration and the Holder Justice Department leaned on you to keep them out?  I cannot imagine any other reason why the governor who mobilized the National Guard would not have them in there to stop this.”

Ferguson Mayor James Knowle requested the governor deploy the National Guard to Ferguson as protests turned violent. The County Executive’s Office also requested the deployment of the National Guard–both have been ignored.

Online: The Gateway Pundit

Natalie’s facebook page so you can see the cakes she made.  She opened Cakes and More in June.
Cakes and More was damaged but not burnt out.  Natalie is cleaning and trying to get orders out for Thanksgiving.

“I’m baking today,” Dubose told CNNMoney, as the sound of broken glass being swept up can be heard over the phone. “We have orders to go out for Thanksgiving. I can’t tell the people — I won’t tell the people — that I’m canceling.” …

Despite the mess, however, Dubose says she will continue to bake. She can’t afford to give up now, having invested all she had into a business that was funded through bake sales at flea markets.

“I am a single mom, a mother of two,” she said. “This is everything that I own. I can’t walk away from it. I just got to start up and start baking again.” CNN Money

Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

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Officer Darren Wilson

St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch announcement-No Indictment

Grand Jury Clears Officer Darren Wilson!

Ferguson: Rule by Law or Rule by Mob?

The grand jury (a legal body) decided not to bring charges against Officer Darren Wilson.

The  rush to judgment by Gov. Nixon of Missouri.  Agitators from outside the community of Ferguson voicing that if the grand jury fails to indict Wilson for murder there will be hell to pay in Ferguson.  What has been said by Missouri officials and what has been allowed to happen and the threats made if the ruling is not what a group wants is a sad commentary on our society    The rule of law is designed to protect innocents until proven guilty.

What has happened to the rule of law?  There are many ways in our society to peacefully change things if you do not like something.

Interesting:  Ferguson police officers Darren Wilson and Barbara Spradling were married on Oct. 24, 2014.

Riots ensue

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Michael Brown’s cousin Ty Pruitt said on Fox News, “these people are nothing but opportunist and I would encourage the police officers to protect these businesses.”

 

The fight between Michael Brown and Officer Darren Wilson lasted less than 90 seconds.

Online:  Daily Mail:  Ferguson chokes under clouds of tear gas as riots, gunshots and looting break out in aftermath of the grand jury decision NOT to indict cop Darren Wilson

 

ISIS & Israel Flag Waving Filmmaker At Berkeley

Update to “Reaction on Berkeley Campus To An ISIS Flag And An Israeli flag
Is ISIS or Israel More Offensive?
The filmmaker, Ami Horowitz, said he waved the ISIS flag for two hours on the Berkeley Campus and not one person said anything negative about the ISIS flag.  Once he held up the Israel flag he received almost instant reaction-all negative.