Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Ask yourself: in the struggle to raise awareness about the jihad threat, what's working?


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We are having a historic impact on the national conversation. But without your support, the work cannot go forward. You are needed. NOW. We cannot do this without you

We are forcing big media to address the ethnic cleansing, Jew-hatred, persecution of religious minorities, and misogyny inherent in jihad and Sharia. Despite the relentless propaganda campaigns of Muslim Brotherhood proxies (like CAIR and ISNA, and the other leading Muslim groups in the US), our ad campaigns are exposing the true nature of the enemy in their own words.

Too controversial? "Inflammatory? We are merely running the actual quotes from high profile Muslims. They are the problem, we are antidote.



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The media has had to discuss issues of jihad and Islamic supremacism instead of whitewashing them and disarming the American people.
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  • San Francisco City Council passed a resolution, "a first of its kind" condemning our powerful campaign.
  • Al-Jazeera denounced my Islamic apartheid campaign countering an anti-semitic group's Jew-hating "Israeli apartheid" campaign: video here
  • On Hannity, I debated an Islamic apologist who desperately tried to cover up the grim reality of jihad that our ads expose: video here
  • On CNN, I debated a smirking Islamic supremacist who lied brazenly about Sharia persecution of gays: video here
  • San Francisco media went into furious spin mode, running numerous fallacious and defamatory reports trying to divert attention from the plight of gays in the Muslim world that my ads highlighted: here and here and here and here and here
  • San Francisco officials showed their craven capitulation to the global jihad here
  • American Freedom Defense Initiative on KRON-SF (MyTV) - San Francisco, CA
They have done everything they could to stop us, but they can't. And that's why they hate us: because we are telling the truth. The truth few others dare to tell. And we're doing it in a way that people are noticing.

NO ONE ELSE IS DOING THIS. NO ONE IS AS EFFECTIVE.

This is changing the national dialogue.

But we can't do it alone, and we can't do it without you.
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When Government and Health Care Converge, Socialism Begins

When Government and Health Care Converge, Socialism Begins By: Terry Jeffrey / Townhall Columnist
 
The most ominous trend in America's employment data is not the number of people who have left the labor force, but the number who are now working either for the government or in the as-yet-still-private sector of the health care industry. 

Health care has boomed under Obama, according to data published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

When Obama was inaugurated in January 2009, there were 13,436,700 jobs in the private health care industry; by this March, there were 14,516,600.

Over the past four years, America has created 1,079,900 new jobs in the private-sector health care industry.

During the same period, total non-farm jobs have grown from 133,631,000 to 135,195,000 -- an increase of 1,564,000.

The 1,079,900 new jobs that the health care industry has created over the past four years equals 69 percent of the 1,564,000 non-farm jobs created during the Obama presidency.

In addition to the 14,516,600 jobs in the health care industry in March, there were also 21,865,000 jobs in government, according to BLS. That means that private health care and government combined to provide 36,381,600 jobs in March.

Those 36,381,600 health care and government jobs equaled 26.9 percent of the non-farm jobs in the United States.

In truth, health care and government have been increasing their dominance in the American job market for years.

Back in January 1990, there were 8,012,300 jobs in health care and 18,151,000 jobs in government for a combined 26,163,300 health care and government jobs. In that year, health care and government jobs made up about 23.9 percent of the 109,145,000 non-farm jobs in the country.

In January 2008, there were 13,138,200 jobs in health care and 22,388,000 jobs in government for a combined 35,526,200 health care and government jobs. In that year, health care and government jobs made up about 25.7 percent of 138,056,000 non-farm jobs in the country.

The welfare state is the key force driving this tandem rise of government and health care.

In 1995, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 37.6 million people were enrolled in Medicare and 43.3 million were enrolled in Medicaid (for at least one month of the year).

In 2012, 50.7 million were enrolled in Medicare and 71.7 million were enrolled in Medicaid (for at least one month of the year).

In 17 years, Medicaid enrollment jumped more than 65 percent.

Why is this so ominous? Because the government has not yet fully implemented Obamacare.

Next year, Obamacare's individual mandate takes effect. Then, the government will force every American family to purchase a government-approved health care plan. It will also force every business that employs 50 or more people to provide their workers with a health care plan or else pay a penalty. The government will then subsidize a health care plan for anyone who earns up to 400 percent of the poverty level, and enroll additional lower-income people in Medicaid.

Health-care plans will be required to cover people with pre-existing conditions and to provide cost-free coverage for certain government-approved services, such as sterilizations.

Will these provisions increase or decrease the cost of health care? Will they increase or decrease the relative number of American jobs concentrating in health care and government?

As Matt Cover reported on CNSnews.com in January, the IRS has assumed that the most affordable family health plan under Obamacare will cost $20,000 in 2016.

Meanwhile, the BLS says that in 2012, on average, only 114,809,000 Americans worked in full-time (as opposed to part-time) jobs. Of those 114,809,000 full-time workers, 17,629,000 worked full-time for government. That means there were only 97,180,000 people working full-time in the private sector.

If you add the 71,700,000 who enrolled in Medicaid last year to the 17,629,000 who worked full-time for the government, that gives you a combined 82,329,000 who were enrolled in Medicaid or who worked full-time for government.

That means that for every person who either enrolled in Medicaid or worked full-time for the government, there were only about 1.2 full-time workers in the private sector.

And those 1.2 full-time private-sector workers who were supporting the Americans on Medicaid or the government's full-time payroll included however many full-time private-sector workers occupied the approximately 14.5 million private-sector health care jobs.

We have not gotten there yet, but we are fast approaching the point where the combination of people who work full-time in health care, and who work full-time for the government, and who are enrolled in Medicaid outnumber the people who work full-time in the private sector in non-health-care jobs.

When Obamacare falters from the great costs it is about to impose on this nation, some will declare that the answer is to fully nationalize the health care system.

Had that been done in March 2013, 26.9 percent of American jobs would have been government jobs.

Black Unemployment


A couple of weeks ago,Black Entertainment Television founder Bob Johnson, speaking at The National Press Club, said the nation "would never tolerate white unemployment at 14 and 15 percent." Black unemployment has been double that of white Americans for more than 50 years. The black youth unemployment rate is more than 40 percent nationally. In some cities, unemployment for black working-age males is more than 50 percent. Let's look at this, but first let's look at some history.

From 1900 to 1954, blacks were more active than whites in the labor market. Until about 1960, black male labor force participation in every age group was equal to or greater than that of whites. During that period, black teen unemployment was roughly equal to or less than white teen unemployment. As early as 1900, the duration of black unemployment was 15 percent shorter than that of whites; today it's about 30 percent longer. To do something about today's employment picture requires abandonment of sacred cows and honesty.

The typical answer given for many black problems is racial discrimination. No one argues that every vestige of racial discrimination has been eliminated. But the relevant question is: How much of what we see can be explained by discrimination? I doubt whether anyone would argue that the reason for lower unemployment, higher labor force participation and shorter duration of unemployment among blacks in the first half of the 20th century was that there was less racial discrimination. I also doubt whether anyone would argue that during earlier periods, blacks had higher education and greater skills attainment than whites. Answers must be sought elsewhere.
 
I was a teenager during the late 1940s, living in North Philadelphia's Richard Allen housing project. Youngsters in my neighborhood who sought after-school, weekend or summer jobs found them. I picked blueberries in New Jersey, caddied at Cobbs Creek Golf Club, shoveled snow for the Philadelphia Transportation Co., delivered packages for a milliner, performed janitorial work at Horn & Hardart restaurant, and huckstered fruits and vegetables. As a high-school student, Christmas employment for me included after-school and weekend work at Sears, Roebuck and Co.'s mail-order house, and one year, I delivered mail for the U.S. Post Office.

Such opportunities for early work experiences are all but gone for today's teens living in Richard Allen homes. A major reason is the minimum wage law, which makes hiring low-skilled workers a losing economic proposition. In 1950, only 50 percent of jobs were covered by the minimum wage law. That meant the minimum wage didn't have today's unemployment effect. Today nearly 100 percent are covered. Today's child labor laws prevent youngsters from working in perfectly safe environments. The minimum wage has destroyed many jobs. That's why, for example, in contrast with the past, today's gasoline stations are self-service and theater ushers are nonexistent.

Then there are super-minimum wage laws, such as the Davis-Bacon Act, which were written for the express purposes of excluding blacks from government-financed or -assisted construction projects. Labor unions have a long history of discrimination against blacks. Frederick Douglass wrote about this in "The Tyranny, Folly, and Wickedness of Labor Unions," and Booker T. Washington did so in "The Negro and the Labor Unions." To the detriment of their constituents, black politicians give support to labor laws pushed by unions and white liberal organizations.

Then there's education. Black youths are becoming virtually useless for the increasingly high-tech world of the 21st century. According to a 2001 report by Abigail Thernstrom, "The Racial Gap in Academic Achievement," many black 12th-graders dealt with scientific problems at the level of whites in the sixth grade; they wrote about as well as whites in the eighth grade. The average black high-school senior had math skills on a par with a typical white student in the middle of seventh grade. The average 17-year-old black student could only read as well as the typical white child who had not yet reached age 13. That means an employer hiring the typical black high-school graduate is in effect hiring an eighth-grader.

US tear gas arrives in Egypt for Muslim Brotherhood use

From Jihad Watch / Posted by Robert Spencer


Obama's foreign policy in microcosm. "US teargas arrives in Egypt for Muslim Brotherhood use," from The Commentator, April 9 (thanks to Twostellas):
A shipment of teargas canisters from the United States arrived at the Egyptian Abadeya Port in Suez on Sunday, according to official documents obtained by the Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper. 
Five containers carrying around 140,000 teargas canisters were apparently shipped to the Egyptian Interior Ministry by the Aramex International courier service.
The Egypt Independent reports that the shipping documents state that only the Egyptian government may use the canisters, and that they are forbidden to re-export the shipment or sell it to third parties.
The documents state that the shipment set sail from the port of Wilmington in Pennsylvania on 14 March on board the SS Jamestown. A letter of credit was forwarded without specifying the name of the bank. The Egyptian government paid the freight fees.
In February this year, Al-Masry Al-Youm reported that the Interior Ministry agreed to import teargas canisters for $2.46 million, to be shipped by an Egyptian military cargo plane.
Interior Ministry spokesperson Hani Abdel Latif said that the ministry imported the grenades in order to protect state facilities.
Egyptian authorities have recently used teargas against various demonstrations, including a recent crackdown on protests on Saturday, when demonstrators threw fireworks and reportedly attempted to gain access to a court and the prosecutor-general's office in central Cairo.


Op-ed: 
Get ready for 'Knife Control' 
By: Diane Sori

OK folks get ready to hide your knives...hunting knives, Exacto knives, Swiss Army knives. pen knives, pocket knives, steak knives, box-cutters, and the oh so dangerous butter knives...because soon enough knives will be the lefts newest 'control' agenda as Air Force One is being readied for Obama's 'Ban the Knife' tour.

And all because a mentally ill individual, a 20-year old student at Lone Star State College (CyFair Campus) in northwest Harris County, Texas, stabbed and injured at least 14 people. Randomly targeting people as he ran screaming down the college halls, stabbing many in their cheeks, shoulders and necks, the stabber was tackled and brought down by fellow students...students who said that if they'd been allowed to carry guns on campus this would NOT have gotten as bad as it did.

Guess the victims forgot the lefts pee and vomit on the perpetrator rules of defending oneself.

'Look what the bad knife did...it's time to make all pointy objects illegal'...soon to be the upcoming liberal rhetoric.  And just a thought...will sharpened pencils be thought of as the next weapon to be banned...in Obamanation anything is possible.

But for now it's just a matter of time before the gun control loons try to piggy-back a knife control amendment onto their ridiculous gun control legislation....legislation that will impede on our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.

Misguided logic for sure as a mentally ill individual did this act just like mentally ill individuals did the Arizona Shooting, the Colorado Movie Massacre, the Newtown Massacre, and all the other shootings the msm so loves to hype as they willingly play party to Obama's gun control agenda.

And this new leftist 'cause de jour' will be because another obviously 'NOT right in the head' individual, who carried around and talked to a stuffed monkey puppet, was allowed to enroll at the college, because heaven forbid someone mentally ill is perceived to be discriminated against or treated any different than the sane.

14 people were stabbed because this mentally ill individual's rights (NO 20-year man who carries around and talks to a puppet all day is sane and NO doctor is needed to reach that conclusion) were protected but NOT the student's right to be protected from this mentally ill individual.

And herein lies the crux of the problem for NO amount of legislation from the left will stop the mentally ill from getting guns or knives if they're determined to get them. And like the criminal, those deemed mentally ill could care less about laws designed to protect us from them. Case in point is that the Lone Star College System has a banned weapons policy that includes knives already in place...”II.F.1.06 System Firearms Policy: It is the policy of this System to prohibit the carrying of firearms, knives and clubs onto any of the System's facilities. The possession of firearms, illegal knives and prohibited knives on System facilities including parking areas and publicly accessed facilities is a violation of criminal law and Board policies. This prohibition includes licensed concealed handguns except as otherwise allowed by state law.”

Little good that did for the 14 stabbed yesterday, and little good words on paper will do against any mentally ill individual determined to hurt or kill the innocent.

This path legislators are traveling on as they debate the lefts gun control agenda (and that agenda will now probably be amended to include knives and other objects the left deems dangerous) does NOTHING to address the real problems our society faces when dealing with weapons in the hands of the mentally ill, for our current laws protect the rights of the mentally ill over the rights of those they can and will hurt.

First, the mentally ill will NEVER submit to background checks, and why would they as doctor/patient confidentiality protects their anonymity as doctors cannot currently report those individuals to authorities that they deem a danger to others. Second, many families of the mentally ill act as enablers as they try to both deny and hide the severity of the mental illness involved, and avoid getting them treatment or making sure they stay on their medications if so prescribed.. Mental illness still has a stigma attached to it but that stigma is the very thing that prevents the families of the mentally ill from getting them the help they need. And third, even when a mentally ill individual is placed, whether voluntarily or Baker Acted, into a facility to get help, most times they are released back into society before they are truly ready to be or are released in the general cleaning out of state run mental health facilities due to overcrowding or funding issues.

And so a vicious cycle continues on as the severely mentally ill will continue to walk amongst us and act out against the innocent, because some kumbaya liberal fears stepping on their supposed rights all while ignoring 'We the People's' right to be safe in our communities, schools, and in our homes.

But the left will use yesterday's violent act for political expediency in a try to now place a ban on certain knives as well as on guns...but. hey, who needs knives when there are sporks (sarcasm intended).