PEERING INTO THE ABYSS

12/31/12
CHINA: educated Chinese who constitute the nations elite opinion-formers all now know that the combined wealth of this one family is well over $1 billion. Apparently the Chinese also have class warfare. Disparity between china’s wealthy and it’s poor. More that 150 million Chinese in the countryside live on less that $1.50 a day. The gap between the richest and poorest has been widening. (no mention of this from Obama).
There are grave doubts as to whether the Chinese system with its flagrant corruption and gross inequalities at every level is physically and intellectually capable of such fundament reforms.
During the last 30 years of Mao’s rule 70 million Chinese were killed! Chinese communist capitalism has produced economic growth on a colossal scale. But along with that has come comparable corruption and huge disparities in wealth that could eventually detonate an explosion of rage and violence.
By electing Obama to a second term we are following Britain’s positions they took by electing Stanley Baldwin in the 1930’s: safety first, avoid all the big issues, prefer palliatives to fundament solutions, leave the budget unbalanced and simply contract new layers of debt. Leave unresolved such major issues as Iran’s nuclear program and neglect the nations defenses.

Source—forbes, paul Johnson

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TEXAS SCHOOLS TEACHING “ALLAH” IS THE ALMIGHTY GOD

12/31/12
In the 70 percent of Texas public schools where a private curriculum has been installed, students are learning the “fact” that “Allah is the Almighty God,” it is facing condemnation for its secrecy and restrictions on oversight. The program, called CSCOPE, is a private venture operating under the umbrella of the Texas Education Service Center Curriculum Collaborative, whose incorporation documents state its independence from the State Board of Education of the Texas Education Agency.
Now come concerns about what critics describe as a definitively pro-Islam bias.The critics say the studies border on proselytizing. In one scenario, students are asked to study the tenets of Islam, and critics say the materials provided exceed impartial review of another faith, extending into requirements of conversion and moral imperatives. A computer presentation utilized as part of a study of Islam includes information on how to convert, as well as verses denigrating other faiths.
According to excerpts, under the heading, “Who Is Allah?,” students are told:
“Allah is the Almighty God.”
“Allah alone is the Creator. He alone deserves our devout love and worship.”
Muhammad is described as having become “disillusioned with the corruption in the city and the growing gap between the urban dwellers and the Bedouins (nomadic herders).”But there is no mention of his documented sex activities with a child or his penchant for beheading entire indigenous people groups.
CSCOPE’s geography curriculum also is being scrutinized.A high school question on a geography test asks, “Which of the following has been a benefit of globalization?” Possible answers are as follows: a) pandemics, b) increased standard of living. But one of the concerns is that state law requires textbooks to be reviewed by the board of education, and parents are allowed to have access, since CSCOPE is considered a private venture it operates independently of state or local school board oversight.The state attorney general’s office has ruled that CSCOPE is a government organization subject to requirements of transparency, but because of loopholes in the Texas Public Information Act and Senate Bill 6, passed in 2011, CSCOPE has thus far been able to keep its content from public review. Even parents are denied access.Kimberly Thomas, a teacher in the Lubbock school district, calls CSCOPE a “joke,” identifying a ninth-grade lesson that asks students to circle capital letters in a sentence.
CSCOPE employees, on the other hand, claim the software is designed to replace textbooks and, indeed, has in many Texas school districts. But critics argue private schools, the closest thing to a school being run like a business, still make instructional materials available to parents, something that CSCOPE refuses to do. Some of the lessons leaked to the public have contained wide disparities from the summary pages viewable in the public section of CSCOPE’s website.
Ratliff defends this dichotomy by saying that, like iTunes or any other “business,” some things must be placed behind a “pay wall” as part of a business plan. Ratliff claims that CSCOPE is created by “teachers, for teachers.”But teachers must sign a gag order when required to use CSCOPE in their classrooms.Complicating the issue is the fact that school districts usually purchase CSCOPE with state tax dollars.
“I would much rather have 7,000 locally elected school board members decide what content is best for their students, not the 15-member SBOE. CSCOPE actually ends local input since it prevents, on penalty of copyright litigation, distribution of its content to parents.
Attorney General Greg Abbott has released an opinion that is being is being quoted by critics as disqualifying Ratliff from the state board because of his connections to companies doing business with schools in Texas.
Source—wnd, john griffing

BIN LADEN IS DEAD AND AL-QAEDA IS NO MORE???

12/31/12
With the ever-changing story on the attack on the embassy, the administration seems to have settled on something approaching a final version.
Citizens in countries throughout the Middle East and North Africa gathered to protest the “the innocence of Muslims” a video on You Tube.
Protest that began peacefully outside the US embassy in Cairo and elsewhere grew more violent as extremists decided to take advantage of the unrest. At the United Nations general assembly on 9/25, Obama argued that the video “must be rejected by all who respect our common humanity”—WHAT ABOUT THE FOUR DEAD AMERICANS?.
Jay Carney on 11/27, “there was no protest outside the Benghazi facility”—guess they walk around with weapons for the hell of it!.
Carney elaborated—the breach of our embassy in Cairo was directly in response to the video and was started as a protest outside of our embassy in Cairo.
This story leaves out what is arguably the most important detail: the role of al-Qaeda in the attacks. It’s a sanitized version of reality.
The events seem to have been planned as much to gain attention, as they were to do lasting damage. That’s the optimistic interpretation. But neither is it the work of a group that is “on a path to defeat” as the president claimed during his speech at the Demo convention a week before the attacks.
As one US official told the Weekly there are indications the attacks were planned as “an information operation” by Al-Q, it was t demonstrated that the al-Q ideology is still relevant in the post-Arab spring world. Al-Q released a video starring the groups; leader, Ayman Al Zawahirti calling for revenge for the killing of Abu Yahya al-Libi. (to kill the crusaders) and that’s what they did the very next day. In the ideological a war, Zawahiri claimed, al-Q is winning.
“This liar Obama is trying to deceive the Americans that he will achieve victory against al-Q through killing this person or that person, and escapes from the truth that hi was defeated in Iraq, Tunisia and Libya,”
“ he is running from the fact that al-Q has achieved its real mission, which is to incite the Ummah and this is the warning for America’s defeat, Allah willing.
Both Zawahiri and Shehato were directly involved in the events of 9/11/12. and on 9/17 Ashush would issue a fatwa calling for makers of the innocence to be killed.
The administration ignores the obvious, “the Cairo demonstration was not just anti-American or anti-blasphemy. It was an ostentatious pro al-Q affair.
The protestors chanted: “Obama. Obama we are all Osama”. Al-Q in Iraq’s flag was hoisted after the US embassy walls were breached. Dozens of similar flags from al-Q affiliated or inspired groups also were put up. Zawajiri admits that he helped incite the protest in Cairo, “we called for the peaceful protest joined by different Islamic faction. Including the Islamic Jihad Hazem abu Ismael movement. The eponymous Hazen Abu Ismael party is led by a hardliner Salafist ideologue who has honored Osama as a “martyr”. In reality Mohammed was tasked with establishing terrorist cells and coordination the activities of Al-Q affiliated jihadists seeking a new, post –Afghanistan battlefield to fight on. 10/24 Egyptians authorities raided an apartment building in the Nasr City and have publicly alleged that the cell has ties to the attack in Benghazi and to al-Q. while the Obama adm is reluctant to finger al-Q affiliated organizations for the Benghazi attack, it has been privately pressuring Egypt to disrupt a terror network littered with Al –Q connections. Also arrested was Kashef who trained terrorists who took part in the attack in Benghazi.
Zawahiri “we support all jihad movements in the world and see in them the hope of the nation and its frontlines towards it bright future”. Some Arabic publications have described Kashef as a senior Al-Q leader. Investigators revealed that Kashef had close links to the Al-Q leader Zawahiri. He masterminded several operations. He got the green light to carry out further jihadist operations in Egypt and Libya.
The Obama adm has repeatedly said that members of the militia took part in the Benghazi assault but has sought to distinguish the group from al-Q. Kashef has admitted to traveling to Libya and assisting Sharia which US officials suspect organized the attack on the consulate.
Multiple reports confirm that Sharia members involved in the attack were in contract with Al-Q in the Islamic Maghreb who has sworn allegiance to Zawahiri. CNN has reported that some of the Benghazi terrorists are suspected of having ties to Al-Q in Iraq, another al-Q affiliate loyal to the senor Zawahiri.
The only connection the Obama adm has publicly drawn between the events in Cairo and Benghazi on 9/11 is a supposedly spontaneous reaction to anti Islam film. But the facts tell a different story one that points directly at al-Q.
Sheikh Zindani, played a key role in the purchase of weapons on behalf of al-Q and other terrorist. Zindani used the anti-Islam film as a pretext to unleash an assault on the US embassy.
On 9/14 the embassy in Tunis came under siege, the group responsible is Ansar al Sharia Tunisia who has numerous ties to Al-Q. he is headed by an infamous jihadist named Hassine also know as al Tunisi. Hassine reportedly met with both Osama and Zawahiri.
Hassines TCG assisted al-Q in the assassination of Massoud.
Sami ben Khemais Essid was formerly the head of Al-Q in Italy. Essid plotted to attack the US embassy in Rome in early 2001 before he was arrested and convicted of terrorism. The Mehdi Kammoun worked for Essid who sent millions to training camps organized by al-Q in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Both were freed from prison in the wake of the Arab Spring. Tunisian authorities arrested more than 140 people after the ransacking of the US embassy in Tunis, including many Ansar al Sharia members.
Zawahiri said “after their consecutive defeats they are working form behind against and traitors”. “Their awe is lost and their might is gone and they done dare to carry out a new campaign like their past ones in Iraq and Afghanistan”.
Zawahiri deliberately linked the Sept. assaults on US diplomatic faculties to the jihadist broader war on America and its allies. It is a connection the Obama adm refuses to make, even as the investigation into the Benghazi attack has broadened to these very same countries.

ISN’T IS AMAZING HOW A MAGAZINE CAN GET THIS INFORMATION BUT OUR GOVERNMENT CAN’T

Sources-weekly standard, tom joscelyn, abc, cnn,wsj

LOOK FOR UNION VIOLENCE

12/30/12

Man after all these years I thought the Tea Party people were suppose to be the violent ones? BUT—-
When the privileges of labor unions are addressed by democratically elected legislature—usually during harsh economic times—you can be sure that the unions will descend on state capitals with marches, epithets, threats of violence, violence, illegal occupations, and vandalism. Take Wisconsin in 2011. Governor Walker faced the union and it required him to stand firm in the face of the very worst those and their demo allies in the legislature could throw at him. Literally.
Michigan governor Rock Snyder was forced to announce last month that on the whole he would rather not sign legislation making Michigan one of the most heavily unionized states in American, a right to work state. However fellow republicans in the legislature, who saw that voters just rejected a controversial pro-union referendum to guarantee and enshrine union prerogative in the state constitution.
So to make Michigan more competitive and create jobs, they voted to make it a right-to-work state. Gov Snyder signed the measure into law but not before the state capitol at Lansing had come to resemble Madison, WI. Of last years marches, sit-ins, violent threats and violence.
Which brings us to the second thing we have learned—how the media treats mass demonstration is governed largely by who’s doing the demonstration. We need hardly recount the non-coverage of giant pro-life marches in Washington, the discredited of assaults and racial epithets at the birth of the Tea Party movement in 2009. So contentious media coverage of peaceful demonstrations is especially galling in light of the media blackout on union violence.
Union mobs are consistently bathed in silence about violence that does happen. Union voices in Michigan have called for “civil war” or that union demonstrators have randomly assaulted opponents and destroyed property. The Toledo Blade reported that the demonstrations in Lansing were “mostly peaceful”

DOUBLE STANDARD ANYBODY

Source—weekly standard,

ARE IRAN’S DEATH SQUADS ALREADY HERE???

12/30/12
Iran has infiltrated a team of Quds Force terrorist leaders into the United States to attack from within in 2013, according to a source.
The source within the office of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader of the Islamic regime, said the team is to create instability in America through terrorism should the U.S. fail to accept the regime’s illicit nuclear program, increase sanctions, confront Iran militarily or intervene in the Syrian civil war.Members of the team, no more than 10 Quds Force officers, each lead cells totaling about 50 terrorists already in the U.S.
But to warn that Iran is pursuing its nuclear bomb program around the clock from several secret sites.Details of the terror plot, meant to disrupt the West, have been passed on to U.S. officials, who are taking countermeasures. Team members, unlike the alleged Iranian operative Manssor Arbabsiar, who was arrested in a plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in Washington, D.C. in 2011, are highly trained and sophisticated.The team leaders are all senior Revolutionary Guard officers who were recruited for this specific mission nine years ago on the recommendation of the Quds Force commander, Qassem Soleimani, and with the approval of security advisers to Khamenei.
One served as the security officer in the supreme leader’s office, another was a member of the special forces for intelligence and security in charge of protecting regime officials, two were in charge of security of ground and air transportation, another was a commander of recruiting assets, and others had experience in security and intelligence.Most of the team members have been in America for a year; a few were successfully placed here about five years ago.The families of the team members are financially supported by the regime, but team members are financially supported through various means as they do not maintain any contact with Iran. Two wealthy Iranian businessmen are used to finance the team.
Information and pictures of potential targets have been submitted for Khamenei’s approval, the source added. They include high-voltage towers to create blackouts, cell towers, water supplies, public transportation and various other buildings belonging to the Defense Department and military, in the last phase of the attack, al-Qaida operatives will also be involved. Four top al-Qaida commanders visit Khamenei every two months.
The plan is that if by next six months America does not accept Iran’s nuclear program and either increases sanctions or a military confrontation occurs, the assets have been ordered to carry out their mission. The regime feels it must act by then because current sanctions, which have already had a serious effect on Iran’s economy, could spark civilian rioting.As reported in the Washington Times on Oct. 5, a secret memo by the regime’s Intelligence Ministry warned that deteriorating economic conditions from international sanctions had greatly increased the possibility of an uprising and urged them to take appropriate action.The United States has set a March deadline for Iran to comply with International Atomic Energy Agency demands on its nuclear program or face much harsher measures.
Previously an exclusive report in WND revealed that terror cells of the Islamic regime were on high alert to attack targets in America. Gen. Massoud Jazayeri, deputy head of Iran’s armed forces, stated that, “In the face of any attack, we will have a crushing response. In that case, we will not only act in the boundaries of the Middle East and the Persian Gulf, no place in America will be safe from our attacks.”Iranian officials also see the possible overthrow of Syrian President Bashar Assad as a red line, and with the looming confrontation over their nuclear program, they have taken several measures, one of which is to retaliate against Israel through several fronts and in coordination with their proxies, such as Hezbollah, And an attack on America from within would create economic havoc on the fragile U.S. economy.
The source warned that the IAEA has no idea that the Islamic regime is actively working on its nuclear bomb program at secret sites, that it has even enriched uranium to over 90 percent – weaponization grade – and that with the help of North Korea, it is working on a plutonium bomb.The assumption that Iran is far from accomplishing its goals is a hoax, the source warned.
Source—reza kahlili, wnd

IS OUR PRESIDENT A BULLY?

12/30/12
It is past time Barack Obama be held accountable for his intentionally irresponsible fiscal policies that are guaranteed to take us into national bankruptcy. The problem is that so many people who trust him, inexplicably, look no further than his disingenuous statements and the liberal media’s slanted reporting, and the Republican Party leadership simply cannot seem to get its message across.
Our financial problems are overwhelmingly a result of excess spending, not of insufficient tax revenues, Our $16 trillion national debt and our $100 trillion of unfunded liabilities are going to destroy this nation in relatively short order if we don’t take drastic remedial action. Yet Obama’s plan is to increase taxes on the highest 2 percent of income earners while refusing to make significant reductions in discretionary spending or to restructure entitlements.
To keep his shell game going, he has to divert the people’s attention from the real culprit, spending, and toward blaming and demonizing the rich, and the red herrings of “balanced approach,” “loopholes” and “revenues. “Obama is the one who won’t agree to a “balanced” approach; he’s ignoring spending and entitlements. When he calls tax increases “revenues,” he is implying that increasing rates and eliminating deductions for a small fraction of income earners is going to appreciably raise revenues and help solve our problem. It won’t. When he refers to legitimate tax deductions as “loopholes,” he is further defrauding the public into believing that these high-income earners are somehow cheating by availing themselves of deductions the law reasonably allows.
Speaker John Boehner must quit adopting that same misleading terminology and conceding, in effect, that the “wealthy” are undertaxed. He is not doing himself or the nation any good by playing into Obama’s hands and allowing him to control the language and the narrative. Boehner needs to turn the tables on Obama and go into attack mode himself. There is no other way to deal with this destructive bully. Boehner must sprint to the national microphone and tell the American people that Obama is being unreasonable, reckless and uncompromising. Obama is the one who won’t address the only problem that matters: spending. He won’t budge from his intolerable demands that Republicans raise rates on the “wealthy” in exchange for his vague promise of implementing spending “cuts” in the future, his steadfast refusal to put entitlement reform on the table, and his demand that he be given unilateral authority to raise the budget ceiling at his whim. Boehner must point out that Republicans have gone out of their way to compromise — way too far out of their way — by agreeing to eliminate deductions for the highest income earners to the tune of $800 billion, a figure Obama himself demanded not long ago. But in a good faith effort to secure an agreement from Obama to greatly reduce spending and restructure entitlement programs. The GOP majority did not get re-elected to roll over to Obama’s disastrous policies. They have a moral, legal and constitutional duty to resist Obama’s path of destruction with every fiber of their beings. Because Obama will not yield, and Republicans will be blamed for it. Call him out in plain terms on what he’s doing, and show he has never been and is not now serious about averting a national financial meltdown. Source—gop usa, dave limbaugh

WHAT THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA IS NOT TELLING US

12/30/12
For decades, the mainstream media in the United States was accustomed to being able to tell the American people what to think. A Gallup survey from earlier this year found that 60 percent of all Americans “have little or no trust” in the mainstream media. More people than ever are realizing that the mainstream media is giving them a very distorted version of “the truth” and they are increasingly seeking out alternative sources of information. People want to hear about the things that the mainstream media doesn’t really want to talk about. A recent CNN article entitled “Still ‘paranoid’ after all these years” portrayed Americans that don’t trust the media as paranoid conspiracy theorists that have left rationality behind.
Just a third of Americans have a favorable viewof the federal government, a decline of 31% since 2002, according to the Pew Center for People and the Press. Gallup has Congress’ approval rating is in the low 20s, after nearing single digits last summer. The mainstream media has an agenda is not being honest with themselves. The mainstream media is the mouthpiece of the establishment, and the worldview being pushed on the big networks is going to be consistent with the economic, financial, political and social goals of the establishment. They don’t like to talk about things that suggest that there is something wrong with that agenda.
The following are 25 facts that the mainstream media doesn’t really want to talk about right now…
1.The fact that gun sales are absolutely skyrocketing in the aftermath of the horrific tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School .2. That disarming the population has resulted in some of the most horrific massacres in human history. Turkey, Russia, China, Germany, Cambodia, Guatemala between 199-1981 killed over 58.9 million of it’s unarmed citizens. 3. that a bill allowing for the “indefinite military detention of US citizens on American soil” was passed by the U.S. Senate on Friday. 4. the fact that volcanoes all along the Ring of Fire are roaring to life. 5. the fact that the use of genetically engineered seeds has caused on explosion of new “super weeds” that are incredibly difficult for farmers to kill. 6. the fact that renowned trends forecaster Gerald Celenteis predicting a “financial disaster” in 2013. 7. the fact that it is easier to get into Harvard than it is to get a job as a flight attendant in America today. 8. the fact that nearly 400 TSA employees have been fired for stealing from travelers since 2003. 9. the fact that giant corporations such as Facebook are funneling gigantic amounts of money through offshore banking havens such as the Cayman Islands in an effort to avoid taxes. 10. the fact that the U.S. dollar is in danger of losing its status as the primary reserve currency of the world. 11. the fact that Barack Obama has gone off to vacation in Hawaii while the rest of the nation hopes for a fiscal cliff deal to get done. 12. the fact that there are government websites that give immigrants instructions about how to come over to our country and apply for welfare.
13. about the fact that the U.S. economy is losing millions of jobs to nations where it is legal to pay workers slave labor wages, and so they say nothing as a steady stream of businesses and jobs continue to leave the country. 14. the fact that the recent tax increase is causing large numbers of wealthy individuals to consider moving out of the state of California. 15. the fact that hunger and poverty are absolutely exploding in the United States at the same time that they are telling us that the economy is “recovering”.
16. the fact that North Korea now has a three-stage rocket with enough range to potentially hit the western United States. 17. the fact that the United States Postal Service is losing25 million dollars a day and is on the verge of financial collapse. 18. the fact that our biggest oil supplier in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia, still kills people for changing religions. 19. the fact that political correctness is taking over America.
20. about the fact that nearly half a million employees of the federal government are making more than $100,000 a year. 21. the fact that the birth rate in the United States fallen to an all-time low. The elite are actually absolutely thrilled that less babies are being born. 22. the fact that violent crime in the United States increased by 18 percent in 2011 and that many major U.S. cities are seeing violent crime totally spiral out of control. 23. the fact that Barack Obama received more than 99 percent of the vote in more than 100 precincts in Ohio on election day. 24. the fact that during the first four years of the Obama administration, the U.S. national debt grew by about as much as it did from the time that George Washington took office to the time that George W. Bush took office 25. the fact that the Federal Reserve created the conditions for the last financial crisis and their mismanagement of the economy has now brought us to the verge of another horrible economic downturn. According to the mainstream media, the Federal Reserve is “above politics” and should not be criticized.
IF YOU HAVE WATCHED FOX YOU’VE HEARD MOST OF THESE ALREADY AND I’M SURE YOU CAN ADD MANY TO THE LIST!

Source-michael synder, American dream, inforwars.com