Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Though racial discrimination exists, it is nowhere near the barrier it once was. The relevant question is: How much of what we see today can be explained by racial discrimination? This is an important question because if we conclude that racial discrimination is the major cause of black problems when it isn't, then effective solutions will be elusive forever. To begin to get a handle on the answer, let's pull up a few historical facts about black Americans.
In 1950, female-headed households were 18 percent of the black population. Today it's close to 70 percent. One study of 19th-century slave families found that in up to three-fourths of the families, all the children lived with the biological mother and father. In 1925 New York City, 85 percent of black households were two-parent households. Herbert Gutman, author of "The Black Family in Slavery and Freedom, 1750-1925," reports, "Five in six children under the age of six lived with both parents."

Also, both during slavery and as late as 1920, a teenage girl raising a child without a man present was rare among blacks.

A study of 1880 family structure in Philadelphia found that three-quarters of black families were nuclear families (composed of two parents and children). What is significant, given today's arguments that slavery and discrimination decimated the black family structure, is the fact that years ago, there were only slight differences in family structure among racial groups.

Coupled with the dramatic breakdown in the black family structure has been an astonishing growth in the rate of illegitimacy. The black illegitimacy rate in 1940 was about 14 percent; black illegitimacy today is over 70 percent, and in some cities, it is over 80 percent.

The point of bringing up these historical facts is to ask this question, with a bit of sarcasm: Is the reason the black family was far healthier in the late 1800s and 1900s that back then there was far less racial discrimination and there were greater opportunities? Or did what experts call the "legacy of slavery" wait several generations to victimize today's blacks?

The Census Bureau pegs the poverty rate among blacks at 28.1 percent. A statistic that one never hears about is that the poverty rate among intact married black families has been in the single digits for more than two decades, currently at 8.4 percent. Weak family structures not only spell poverty and dependency but also contribute to the social pathology seen in many black communities -- for example, violence and predatory sex. Each year, roughly 7,000 blacks are murdered. Ninety-four percent of the time, the murderer is another black person. Though blacks are 13 percent of the nation's population, they account for more than 50 percent of homicide victims. Nationally, the black homicide victimization rate is six times that of whites, and in some cities, it's 22 times that of whites.

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, between 1976 and 2011, there were 279,384 black murder victims. Coupled with being most of the nation's homicide victims, blacks are also major victims of violent personal crimes, such as assault, rape and robbery.

To put this violence in perspective, black fatalities during the Korean War (3,075), Vietnam War (7,243) and all wars since 1980 (about 8,200) come to about 18,500, a number that pales in comparison with black loss of life at home. Young black males had a greater chance of reaching maturity on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan than on the streets of Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit, Oakland, Newark and other cities.

The black academic achievement gap is a disaster. Often, black 12th-graders can read, write and deal with scientific and math problems at only the level of white sixth-graders. This doesn't bode well for success in college or passing civil service exams.

If it is assumed that problems that have a devastating impact on black well-being are a result of racial discrimination and a "legacy of slavery" when they are not, resources spent pursuing a civil rights strategy will yield disappointing results.

Pamela Geller: Obama administration refuses to admit that Hamas is the same as the Islamic State

/ Jihad Watch
Still more denial and obfuscation of the reality of Islamic jihad from the Obama Administration. “Obama admin refuses to admit Hamas is ISIS,” by Pamela Geller, WND, August 24, 2014:
On Wednesday, a reporter asked State Department spokesperson Marie Harf this question: “Prime Minister Netanyahu said that Hamas and ISIL were one and the same.
Do you agree with that premise?”
It was a premise that I recently articulated at our American Freedom Defense Initiative, or AFDI, rally for Israel and persecuted religious minorities. On Sunday, Aug. 17, in New York City’s Union Square, we held a rally in support of all religious minorities that are being persecuted, oppressed and slaughtered in jihadi wars. Jews, Christians, Hindu, Buddhists, Sikhs, Yazidis: All converged on Union Square to protest Islamic supremacism and conquest. In my opening remarks, I said Hamas was ISIS in Gaza (minute 1:10).
Netanyahu recently said the same thing. Hamas is ISIS. ISIS is Hamas. But Marie Harf made it clear that she did not, saying: “I think by definition they are two different groups.
They have different leadership, and I’m not going to compare them in that way.” Of Netanyahu she said: “I’ll let him speak for himself, but I’m not going to use that comparison.” Harf concluded: “They’re both foreign terrorist organizations designated under United States law, but I’m not going to do any more comparison of them.
Obviously, they’re quite different in some ways.”
In which ways? Of course, when Netanyahu says Hamas and the Islamic State are one and the same, he is talking about the fact that they share the same beliefs, the same goals, the same outlook. They are both Islamic jihad groups dedicated to imposing Shariah by force and terrorizing infidels. This is something I have been saying for years: nationality, ethnicity, race, etc., matter no more than the color of their socks. It’s all jihad. It’s all Islam.
A is A. Jihad is jihad. And the Muslims fighting to establish an Islamic state in Israel have the same ideology and follow the same playbook as the Muslims fighting for an Islamic state in Iraq and Syria (Islamic State – ISIS), and the Muslims fighting for an Islamic state in Lebanon (Hezbollah), and the Muslims fighting for an Islamic state in China (Uighurs), and the Muslims fighting for an Islamic state in Nigeria (Boko Haram), and the Muslims fighting for an Islamic state in Russia, and the Muslims fighting for an Islamic state in the Philippines (MILF), and the Muslims fighting for an Islamic state in the Maghreb and Arabia (al-Qaida), and the Muslims fighting for an Islamic state in Afghanistan (the Taliban), and the Muslims fighting for an Islamic state in Somalia (al-Shabaab), and so forth.
In his unending quest to protect the global jihad and Islam, Obama takes exception to this wicked truth. Once again, Obama’s State Department shows its breathtaking denial of reality. And the consequences of this Islamophiliac fantasy to Americans will be catastrophic.
Because of answers like Harf’s, and the Obama administration’s general weakness, fecklessness and denial in the face of the jihad threat, the world is looking at America with contempt and scorn.
Meanwhile, this is not the only way in which Benjamin Netanyahu is standing for the truth. I am heartened that he and others (even FBI Director James Comey) are using the term “savage” to refer to the jihadists of the Islamic State, despite the media’s jihad against that word. Who can forget the frenzy in the media and the Muslim world when we posted our now famous pro-Israel signs in 2012? The signs read: “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat jihad.”
It took a while for people around the world to catch up, but they have – except the jihadi in the White House and a few others. Boston’s Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority refused to run our ads, claiming they were disparaging to … savages. We are suing.
The mainstream media and the Obama administration are on a continuing quest to obscure, deny and obfuscate the truth about Islam and jihad. But that’s the thing about the truth: It cannot forever be hidden. And with every day’s headlines about the newest jihad attacks, it becomes more obvious.

Federal Judges Deliver A Pair Of Small 2nd Amendment Victories

by / Personal Liberty Digest

Federal Judges Deliver A Pair Of Small 2nd Amendment Victories
Two federal judges in different states have issued rulings this week striking down local and state restrictions on access to firearms, garnering a pair of small but significant victories for 2nd Amendment rights.

In California last Friday, federal judge Anthony W. Ishiji struck down the state’s 10-day waiting period law for firearms purchases, ruling the law is unconstitutional. Two California gun owners, along with the Calguns Foundation, filed a suit challenging the law.

According to the Calguns Foundation, Ishiji said in his decision the waiting period “‘violate[s] the Second Amendment’ as applied to members of certain classifications, like [plaintiffs] Silvester and Combs, and ‘burdens the Second Amendment rights of the Plaintiffs.’”

More from Calguns:
Under the court order, the California Department of Justice (DOJ) must change its systems to accommodate the unobstructed release of guns to gun buyers who pass a background check and possess a California license to carry a handgun, or who hold a “Certificate of Eligibility” issued by the DOJ and already possess at least one firearm known to the state.
In Louisiana on Monday, another federal judge overturned a local gun ordinance in Baton Rouge that prohibited gun owners from keeping their firearms inside their cars while on the property of a business that sells alcohol. 

Federal judge Brian Jackson pointed out the inherent absurdity of such a requirement, according to the Baton Rouge Advocate:
“[A]ny law-abiding citizen who exercises his or her right to keep or bear arms within the confines of his or her personal vehicle will violate [ordinance] 13:95.3 anytime he or she, for example, stops to refuel a vehicle at a service station that sells alcohol, or stops to purchase groceries at a grocery store that sells alcohol,” the judge wrote.
“Similarly, the ordinance prohibits law-abiding citizens from purchasing and possessing firearms at any establishment that sells alcohol, thereby rendering the sale of firearms at establishments like Wal-Mart a criminal act,” he said.
Jackson also issued an injunction permanently forbidding East Baton Rouge Parish, including Baton Rouge, from enforcing the ordinance. 

The case stems from a legal challenge brought by Baton Rouge resident Ernest Taylor, who was stopped in 2012 for allegedly failing to turn on his headlights after leaving a bar. Police found three rifles in his vehicle and arrested him under the now-enjoined ordinance. 

“Taylor, who had no prior felony convictions, alleged the ordinance conflicts with a 2008 Louisiana law that permits firearms in locked vehicles in ‘any parking lot, parking garage or other designated parking area,’” The Advocate noted.

Jackson agreed, setting an October hearing to determine the amount of damages the parish and city may have to pay Taylor. Taylor got his confiscated guns back in June.

Muslim leaders demand Obama “overhaul,” “retrain” all U.S. law enforcement exposed to jihadic doctrine and “disciplinary action” for those “responsible” for counter jihad materials

Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs

As jihadists wage bloody and violent war across the Middle East and Africa, the response of American Muslims and their leaders is not to protest and denounce jihadic doctrine and develop programs to insure young Muslims do not join the Islamic army.

No, their response is to demand to disarm law enforcement and counter terror agencies and criminalize any law enforcement official who dares introduce the jihadic doctrine to officers or agents.

Islamic supremacism on the march.

Muslim leaders and their leftist knaves are demanding sharia enforcement for all US law enforcement training.  Any and all references to Islamic jihad (and thereby the number one enemy of America, the Islamic State) must be scrubbed from materials, memory and men. Anyone who introduced such ideas should be arrested and jailed.

Hamas-CAIR and other notorious Muslim and leftist groups are demanding an overhaul in the way all law enforcement officers are trained in the United States;  mandatory retraining program for all federal, state and local law enforcement officials who may have been subjected to materials they deem “biased and discriminatory” against Muslims; an audit of all federal law enforcement and intelligence gathering training and educational materials to identify and remove information that could exhibit bias against any race, ethnicity, religion or national origin.
Additionally, the administration must pursue disciplinary action against agents and officials who engage in discriminatory...


OBAMA REGIME furious at Egypt and UAE for secretly launching airstrikes against Libyan terror militias

Bare Naked Islam 


Twice in the past seven days, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates have secretly teamed up to launch airstrikes against Islamic terrorist militias battling for control of Tripoli, Libya, four senior U.S. officials said.

barack_obama_frown-viNational Post  “We don’t see this as constructive at all,” said one senior U.S. official. The United States was caught by surprise: Egypt and the Emirates, both close allies and military partners, acted without informing Washington or seeking its consent, leaving the Obama administration on the sidelines. Egyptian officials explicitly denied the operation to U.S. diplomats, the officials said. (Hee, Hee, Hee)


Libya is the latest, and hottest, battleground. Several officials said that U.S. diplomats were fuming about the airstrikes, believing they could further inflame the Libyan conflict at a time when the United Nations and Western powers are seeking a peaceful resolution (to no avail) The strikes are the most high-profile and high-risk salvo unleashed in a struggle for power that has broken out across the region in the aftermath of the Arab Spring revolts, putting old-line Arab autocrats against radical Islamists.


Since the military ouster of the Islamist president in Egypt one year ago, the new Egyptian government, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have formed a block exerting influence in countries around the region to roll back what they see as a competing threat from Islamists. (They are shunning the United States because of Barack Hussein Obama’s strong support for the Muslim Brotherhood)


Arrayed against them are the Islamist movements, including the Muslim Brotherhood, backed by friendly governments in Turkey and Qatar, that sprang forward amid the Arab Spring revolts.


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Paul Ryan on IRS Probe: 'We're Not Going to Let This Go'

Rep. Paul Ryan vowed Tuesday to keep investigating the IRS tea party-targeting scandal and will "keep digging" until the truth is uncovered.

"We've got to get to the bottom of it and we've got to hold people accountable so that it doesn't happen again," Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican and chairman of the House Budget Committee, told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

"This isn't about a witch hunt and about settling scores, this is about getting government right, in its respectful role, so that the citizen [whom] the government is supposed to work for has confidence in their own government. Right now, they don't."

Ryan's vow came following the bombshell disclosure by government watchdog Judicial Watch that Justice Department lawyers have admitted that every federal government email is backed up on computers.

That revelation flies in the face of previous statements by the IRS that key emails to and from former agency official Lois Lerner — allegedly a major figure in the targeting of conservative groups seeking tax exempt status — had been lost forever in a computer crash.

"It's going to take us time to dig at this. We're not going to let this go. We're going to keep going, keep going and keep going," Ryan said.

"In many cases, they thought they could just wait this out, hope that it gets to the second page, fifth page, last page or off the pages of the newspapers and that it'll just go away.
A Cease-Fire Reached...NO Thanks to Obama
By: Diane Sori

"This time we hope the cease-fire will stick." 
Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev after Hamas accepted the Egyptian cease-fire deal they previously had rejected

Gotta love Egyptian President el-Sisi for brokering a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas and doing so without consulting Obama...and you gotta love him for declining all Obama's many invitations to visit the U.S., instead choosing to go to Russia to meet and talk with Vladimir Putin to discuss cooperation between Russia and Egypt, to discuss the Gaza crisis, to discuss the situation in Iraq and Libya, and of course to discuss the growing threat that is ISIS.

And the ultimate kick is that Putin promised el-Sisi he will speed up delivery of billions of dollars in arms and invited Cairo to forge free trade ties with a Moscow-led customs bloc...a direct counter to Obama's freezing part of an already agreed to military aid package that was due Egypt. In fact, Moscow and Cairo have already signed contracts for the purchase of Mig-29 fighters, Russian attack helicopters, coastal defense systems, and more.

Ain't it nice that sometimes payback does indeed turn out to be a b*tch.

And now our anything but beloved Barack HUSSEIN Obama is being paid back BIG time by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil el-Sisi...a man truly demonstrating both leadership and political skills as he works towards Egyptian economic reform and getting rid of the Muslim Brotherhood and other terrorist groups based in or working out of Sinai. And prime on his 'to-do' list is putting Obama in his place for his butting into Egypt’s internal in his support of the Muslim Brotherhood. And to make revenge all the more sweet, el-Sisis is doing so by throwing Putin in Obama's face.

You just gotta love it...I mean you really gotta love it.

And now it has become known that the Egyptian Foreign Ministry had recently issued a statement demanding that US authorities 'use restraint' in response to the Ferguson riots...what a well-deserved slap in Obama's face as it's just like the demand he made when Egyptians took to the streets to overthrow Muslim Brotherhood puppet President Mohamed Morsi last year.

Tit-for tat payback and it couldn't happen to a nicer golf-playing American traitor.

And under the rule of el-Sisis, Egypt is now becoming a true player on the world stage. A player of honor who helped broker an Egyptian truce between Israel and Hamas that is apparently now in effect...a truce that began at 7pm EST yesterday evening...and a truce that has irritated Obama NO end as he wanted any truce reached to be because of his doings and his alone. Well guess what...that ain't happening...and it's good that it didn't for the last thing Israel needs is having a muslim-supporting, terrorist condoning the name of Barack HUSSEIN Obama...looking over its shoulder.

And in this Egyptian truce deal...technically an 'open-ended cease-fire'...reached after almost two months of fighting...and with Israel confirming its acceptance of the least until the next time Hamas breaks it that has become increasing apparent that Hamas has lost, and that certain factions in Hamas have grown tired of the fight and wanted a cease fire, especially after last week's Israel targeted killing...way to go Israel...of three top Hamas military commanders.

And what of this deal...what do the Palestinians get...while Hamas remains in control of Gaza with part of its military arsenal intact the deal calls for an indefinite halt to hostilities, a somewhat easing of the blockade restrictions (as in imports of humanitarian aid and building materials into Gaza) with Israel and Egypt but with Israel and Egypt still controlling access to those blockades, and an Israeli symbolic gesture of expanding Gaza's fishing zone in the Mediterranean from three to six nautical miles, but again with Israel and Egypt controlling even that.

And what do the Israeli's get from this deal...first and foremost is their new alliance with Egypt. And then they get to live without the daily rocket attacks lobbed at them, and they get Hamas' promise to stop smuggling guns and weapons into Gaza. But sadly, that will NEVER come to fruition as those in Hamas practice the time honored muslim way of in you cannot believe a word they say...ever.

But if they break this NO longer called suddenly being called a 'truce'...just know that Israel will be on them yet again. And if they think their first go-round of pounding was tough just wait until they see what's coming. Israel has had enough...Netanyahu has had enough... and these 'people' (and I use the word 'people' lightly) can only push Israel so far. And now that Obama and his bloviating mouthpiece John Kerry have been relegated to second tier in being relegated to observers and NOTHING more...Israel is now free to do what needs to be done...and with Egypt's support to boot.

And doing what needs to be done just might come sooner than later as Mahmoud Zahar, a senior Hamas leader, while promising to rebuild homes destroyed in the war also said that Hamas would rearm. "We will build and upgrade our arsenal to be ready for the coming battle, the battle of full liberation," he said...while surrounded by Hamas gunmen.

And those words said will surely affect the expanded talks that are set to begin in a month on more complex issues...issues including Hamas' demand to build a seaport and airport in Gaza which Israel has said it would only agree to if Hamas complete and totally disarms...and that is one demand Hamas continues to reject.

And what of Egypt...what do they get in all this. What they to Obama's chagrin as Egypt is more than a bit aligned with that they can cut even more ties with the U.S., thus removing themselves from Obama's ever-watchful eye and chastising mouth...that is until ties can be strengthened again when Obama is out of office and the world, so to speak, is set right again.

So while Egypt still needs the U.S. when it concerns monetary matters pertaining to global financial in Egypt's dealings with the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund while they draw-up a new Country Partnership Framework strategy for 2015–2019...a strategy which lays out how the World Bank Group will support Egypt as to what and what NOT will become priorities over the coming years...the fact is that Egypt NO longer needs the U.S. in order to flex its own muscle in all matters 'Middle East.'

And you know what...that just might be the best thing of all out of this entire sorted mess for a lasting alliance between Egypt and Israel just might be the catalyst that turns the Arab Spring turned Arab Winter back to an Arab Spring again.

On our Wednesday, August 27th edition of RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS at 2 to 4pm EST on CPR Worldwide Media our special guest will be former CIA Operative Dr. Jim Garrow, and we will be discussing all things ISIS and all things Obama.

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