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Working with a variety of people from all walks of life has given me some insight into the process of success. Regardless of our background, skills, experience, or attitude, we can't be successful until we feel confident about who we are and what we're doing. It's one of those cart before the horse things, since we tend to think that being successful will give us... Continue »
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LEARN TO USE WORDS of empowerment. If you say something enough, you believe it. If you believe something enough, it often comes true. No, I’m not talking about lottery jackpots here, but rather about how your beliefs have a huge impact on your destiny. If you believe you can’t do it, then you’re right, you can’t. It doesn’t matter what you eat or how much... Continue »
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Dear Barack, � Even though you pretend everything is hunky-dory between us, it's not. The truth is, we're not happy, happy, happy with you. You promised to create jobs and rebuild our lack-luster economy. We believed you. But, today, 91.8 million able-to-work Americans sit idle. There are fewer jobs in our country than before you burst onto the scene promoting "hope and change." One thing for certain, our lives have changed, but not in the way we'd hoped. We never would have imagined you're promote a "non-work" ethic and encourage people to escape "job lock," sit on their butts, contemplate... Continue »
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(Thanks to Andrew Bostom.) Jihadist on board the Gaza flotilla holding a knife after Israel Navy commandos boarded their ship on May 31, 2010. The armed jihad warship flotilla's mission was to break the arms blockade to jihadists in Gaza. It was an act of war. It was designed to be a huge huge public relations diaster for Israel. And it was. The Jihad Flotillas: Melding Propaganda with Violence, Pamela Geller, Breitbart: "it joined propaganda together with violence, usually conducted separately, to wage war." Some of the weapons found on the Mavi Maramara On May 31st, 2010, a flotilla of ships organized by the Free Gaza Movement and the Turkish IHH group attempted to break Israel’s naval blockade of the Gaza Strip. Five of the ships were commandeered peacefully by the Israeli Navy and re-routed to Ashdod. The supplies they carried were delivered overland to Gaza after a security inspection. (source: IP) As Israeli naval commandos abseiled onto the deck of the fourth and largest ship, the Mavi Marmara, they were attacked by IHH activists armed with knives, clubs and at least two pistols. Three of the commandos were badly wounded and dragged below deck. Others were injured as they were thrown from the upper deck into the sea. The Israeli commandos had been ordered to take the ship without using lethal force and were issued primarily with stun guns. In response to the violence that greeted them and fearing for their lives, the commandos were ordered to open fire. In the ensuing melee, nine IHH activists were killed. The Turkel Committee, an independent public inquiry with international observers established by the Israeli government to examine events aboard the Mavi Marmara in May 2010, found that the Israeli Navy acted in accordance with international law and had little choice but to react as they did when faced with the violent resistance of the IHH activists on board. “Each Israeli soldier was attacked as they entered the ship,” Turkel said. Three of the soldiers were dragged into the ship’s hold and were prevented from receiving “humanitarian” medical attention. Who can forget the rabid ululating chanting of the Islamic anthem of Jewish genocidal aspirations, Khaibar, Khaibar, invoking the killing of Jews? The name Khaibar, mentioned in the battle cry, was the last Jewish village defeated by Muhammad's army in 628. The battle marked the end of Jewish presence in Arabia. There are... Continue »
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Why? Why is Obama training jihadists? He authorized the DoD to train the jihadists in Syria.....now Libya? Libyans attacked our embassy and killed our people. Why would Obama bring them here -- on US soil, and train them? Homeland Security quietly considering lifting ban on Libyans training in US FOX News, October 28, 2013 The Department of Homeland Security is quietly considering lifting a long-standing ban on Libyans coming to the U.S. for training in the aviation and nuclear fields, according to an internal document, raising red flags for lawmakers who say Libya is still a security threat. "Now, more than ever, we have concerns about terrorist activity in that country," Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, told FoxNews.com. "Now the administration wants to normalize -- that's just not acceptable." Chaffetz and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., first drew attention to the draft document, which is circulating inside DHS and is not yet final. It comes a little more than a year after the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi in which four Americans were killed. The suspects still have not been brought to justice, and Fox News has reported over the past week how several Al Qaeda-tied individuals are linked to the attack. U.S. forces just this month captured terrorist Abu Anas al-Libi, wanted in connection with the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania, in Tripoli. "It is shocking that the Obama administration is turning a blind eye to real terrorist threats that exist in Libya today," Goodlatte said in a written statement. "We still haven't gotten to the bottom of the Benghazi terrorist attacks and continue to face additional terrorist threats from Libya, yet the Obama administration is preparing to lift a longstanding ban that protects Americans and our interests." The DHS document calls for rescinding restrictions first put in place in 1983 that barred Libyan nationals from coming to the U.S. to study or train in aviation maintenance, flight operations or nuclear-related fields. At the time, relations between the U.S. and Libya were breaking down as Muammar Qaddafi came to power. Before the 1983 decision, the Reagan administration in 1981 also invalidated the use of U.S. passports for travel to Libya and banned the import of Libyan oil. Later in the decade, Libyans spearheaded the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, and also were involved in the bombing... Continue »
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These ads went up in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada today. How does the Canadian Muslim community respond to the desperate circumstances of Muslim girls living in devout Muslim homes? They deny, obfuscate and dissemble. The Muslim community protects the religious honor code, while smearing and libeling the truth tellers coming to the aid of these girls as "racists." Muslims commit 91 percent of honor killings worldwide. Canadian Muslims Protest 'Honor Killing' Label as Racist - Breitbart Are they willfully misleading? Or are Canadian Muslims who are fighting federal funding to investigate honor violence in the Muslim (and other) communities ... AFDI's new honor killing awareness campaign hit buses in Canada this week, to help young girls living in fear of the Islamic honor code. The Palestinian Authority gives pardons or suspended sentences for honor murders. Iraqi women have asked for tougher sentences for Islamic honor murderers, who get off lightly now. Syria in 2009 scrapped a law limiting the length of sentences for honor killings, but "the new law says a man can still benefit from extenuating circumstances in crimes of passion or honour 'provided he serves a prison term of no less than two years in the case of killing.'" And in 2003 the Jordanian Parliament voted down on Islamic grounds a provision designed to stiffen penalties for honor killings. Al-Jazeera reported that "Islamists and conservatives said the laws violated religious traditions and would destroy families and values." (Source: Jihadwatch) It matters that honor killing has Islamic sanction. Robert Spencer explains here: In light of all this, until authorities get the courage to tell the truth about honor killing, there will be many more such murders. A manual of Islamic law certified by Al-Azhar as a reliable guide to Sunni orthodoxy says that "retaliation is obligatory against anyone who kills a human being purely intentionally and without right." However, "not subject to retaliation" is "a father or mother (or their fathers or mothers) for killing their offspring, or offspring's offspring." ('Umdat al-Salik o1.1-2). In other words, someone who kills his child incurs no legal penalty under Islamic law. In accord with this, in 2003 the Jordanian Parliament voted down on Islamic grounds a provision designed to stiffen penalties for honor killings. Al-Jazeera reported that "Islamists and conservatives said the laws violated religious traditions and would destroy families and values." And related to the practice is this: "The Messenger of Allah... Continue »
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Happening now -- returning the barricades to Obama. Thanks to Mike Grambush on scene. UPDATE: Obama: Today’s Mission – Make Vets Walk or Be Wheeled as Far as Possible to MEMORIALs: Police in Riot Gear UPDATE: 'Barrycades' torn-down, taken to Spite House Barricades surrounding closed public memorials were torn down by veterans Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. Thousands of Americans have taken the government shutdown into their own hands, literally, as they stormed into the nation’s capital, tearing down barricades blocking off the World War II Memorial on the National Mall Sunday morning. “Barrycades are down,” tweeted Sherry Lucas, a reference to President Barack Obama’s childhood nickname of Barry. Many of the barricades were then hand-carried by the protesters and dumped in front of the White House. Barricades surrounding closed public memorials were torn down by veterans Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. Thousands of Americans have taken the government shutdown into their own hands, literally, as they stormed into the nation’s capital, tearing down barricades blocking off the World War II Memorial on the National Mall Sunday morning. “Barrycades are down,” tweeted Sherry Lucas, a reference to President Barack Obama’s childhood nickname of Barry. Many of the barricades were then hand-carried by the protesters and dumped in front of the White House. This weekend has seen the convergence of U.S. veterans and truckers on the nation’s capital, as many protest the closure of public memorials as well as the president’s policies. Sens. Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Ted Cruz, R-Texas, addressed the crowd at 9:30 a.m. and were later joined by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Sarah Palin, Mike Lee and Ted Cruz took part in the Million Vet March Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. The Million Vet March website indicates, “The actions of the U.S. government this week with regard to barricading and shutting down the World War II Memorial to veterans, that may or may not be on their last trip to Washington D.C., is a despicable act of cowardice. “Veterans this week were unwillingly pitted as pawns in this crisis. We feel that this should never be the case. This is why we will go to Congress after the budget crisis and ask for a bill to be introduced that would prevent any member of the government from closing our memorials down to any American, except for maintenance purposes. “Many in our group have decided that enough is enough. We are... Continue »
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In light of the gruesome slaughter of non-Muslims selectively chosen by the jihadists in an upscale mall in Kenya, talking heads here in the States argue that such an attack might happen here. But it already has. Perhaps folks might not be so painfully unaware of jihad in this country if the media and law enforcement weren't so busy complying with the sharia by scrubbing and whitewashing these monstrous supremacist acts of murder in the cause of Islam. When the Navy Shooter was apprehended, one CNN anchor said: CNN News anchor: "I used to work in Washington, live in Washington. This seems so unusual to me that a gunman could create this kind of havoc at a U.S. military facility. Have you ever heard of it happening before?' Uh, yes, Fort Hood. 14 American soldiers slaughtered in the cause of jihad. Scores injured. CNN on Westgate Mall massacre: "Can it happen here? Yes, say security experts, but it hasn’t.” CNN, wrong again. The Kenya jihad massacre at the Westgate Mall is also reminiscent of Naveed Haq's jihad in Seattle. Haq stalked the halls of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle in 2006, killing one woman and wounding five others to vent his hatred of the Jews, as commanded in the quran. He railed against Jews and U.S.-Israeli policies as he opened fire in the Jewish Federation. Could the Kenya attack happen here? It did NY Post, October 12, 2013 After Islamic gunmen attacked the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, the collective reaction from the US media was to speculate whether such terror could happen here, as if a jihadist assault on a mall inside America had never before been tried. CNN was typical: “Can it happen here? Yes, say security experts, but it hasn’t.” News flash: it did. On the evening of Feb. 12, 2007, a young Muslim man walked into the Trolley Square mall in Salt Lake City with a pistol-grip, 12-gauge shotgun and a 38-caliber revolver and opened fire on shoppers, killing five and wounding four others, including a pregnant woman. Police say he “sought to kill as many people as possible.” He had a backpack full of ammunition, enough firepower to massacre dozens of innocent people. But fortunately, an off-duty cop returned fire and eventually, with the help of other police, put an end to the terrorist’s life and grand plans. Twice as many people were killed... Continue »
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These jihadi savages couldn't be clearer about why they kill. Yet the world continues in denial. Kenya terrorists used new tactic to spare some Muslims Associated Press, September 29, 2013 (thanks to The Religion of Peace) The turbaned gunmen who infiltrated Nairobi's Westgate mall arrived with a set of religious trivia questions: As terrified civilians hid in toilet stalls, behind mannequins, in ventilation shafts and underneath food court tables, the assailants began a high-stakes game of 20 Questions to separate Muslims from those they consider infidels. A 14-year-old boy saved himself by jumping off the mall's roof, after learning from friends inside that they were quizzed on names of the Prophet Muhammad's relatives. A Jewish man scribbled a Quranic scripture on his hand to memorize, after hearing the terrorists were asking captives to recite specific verses. Numerous survivors described how the attackers from al-Shabab, a Somali cell which recently joined al-Qaeda, shot people who failed to provide the correct answers. Their chilling accounts, combined with internal al-Shabab documents discovered earlier this year by The Associated Press, mark the final notch in a transformation within the global terror network, which began to rethink its approach after its setbacks in Iraq. Al-Qaeda has since realized that the indiscriminate killing of Muslims is a strategic liability, and hopes instead to create a schism between Muslims and everyone else, whom they consider "kuffar," or apostates. Wreckage at Nairobi mall (Photo: AP) "What this shows is al-Qaeda's acknowledgment that the huge masses of Muslims they have killed is an enormous PR problem within the audience they are trying to reach," said Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, director of the Center for the Study of Terrorist Radicalization. "This is a problem they had documented and noticed going back to at least Iraq. And now we see al-Qaeda groups are really taking efforts to address it." The evolution of al-Shabab is reflected in a set of three documents believed to be written by the terrorist group, and found by the AP in northern Mali earlier this year. They include the minutes of a conference of 85 Islamic scholars, held in December 2011 in Somalia, as well as a summary of fatwas they issued last year after acceptance into the al-Qaeda fold. Baptized with the name al-Shabab, meaning The Youth, in 2006, the group began as an extremist militia, fighting the government of Somalia. As early as 2009, it began courting... Continue »
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"Senseless and brazen acts of violence have no place in Chicago and betray all that we stand for. The perpetrators of this crime will be brought to justice and prosecuted to the full extent of the law...." The above statement... Continue »
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The terror-linked Muslim Brotherhood group CAIR is doing incalculable damage to this country, and presents a very real and dangerous national security risk. CAIR objects to the description of al-Shabaab as an "Islamic extremist terrorism." In 2011, former Ramsey County sheriff Bob Fletcher organized an educational seminar on Somalia addressing these very issues. The seminar, called "Understanding the People of Somalia," provided training on al-Shabaab. But Hamas-CAIR actively sought to destroy and discredit the event and its organizers. CAIR sent letters to law enforcement agencies throughout the state who might be sending people to the seminar warning that the attendees "will receive inaccurate and biased information about Muslims and Somalis" -- that according to A. Lori Saroya, president of the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN). Hamas-CAIR attacked the Muslim speakers at the event. All of the speakers were Somali Muslims. The message said two speakers at the seminar -- Omar Jamal, former executive director of the Somali Justice Advocacy Center, and Abdirizak Bihi, director of the Somali Education and Social Advocacy Center -- were "unrepresentative of their community and unqualified to speak on the topics outlined in the upcoming presentation." Jamal was the Somali representative to the United Nations. Abdirizak Bihi's nephew, Burhan Hassan, went missing from Minneapolis. He had joined the jihad in Somalia and was shot and killed. (thanks to Larry Estavan) DEFENDING THE WEST CAIR culpable in Muslim mall massacre Exclusive: Pamela Geller cites group's impeding of probe into jihad recruitment in U.S. The very week the Muslim Brotherhood front group known as the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) issued a report deriding opponents of jihad, and most particularly Rep. Peter King’s hearings on jihad recruitment of Muslims to Somalia for terror training, there came the horrific news that American Muslims were part of the Muslim militia that slaughtered non-Muslims (mostly women and children) in an attack on an upscale mall frequented by Westerners in Nairobi. CAIR and its affiliated organizations are the jihad enemy within working to disarm us. Nihad Awad, CAIR’s founder and executive director, has said, “I am in support of the Hamas movement more than the PLO.” He and his cohorts fiercely attack and smear those who are working to keep us safe from these devout savages. In CAIR’s “Legislating Fear” report, they devote an entire section to Rep. King’s “anti-Muslim” hearings. In the smear report, Awad said that... Continue »
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Jon A. Underwood, CBP, (Ret.) September 13th 2013 If people think, or believe after 12 years that this is still not a battle of cultures, they are fools and they will be the first to drop to their knees to... Continue »
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From Molli Nickell, Granny Guerrilla Uncle SCAM and the freedom-hating progressives in Washington are bulldozing the Constitution and America's foundation. Why? To clear the path for "fundamental transformation" of our country. Trust me on this one: you are not going... Continue »
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Obama supported these savages and turned political power over to them in Afghanistan. Last summer, Barack Hussein Obama used the NATO summit to press Afghan leader Hamid Karzai to engage with greater urgency with the Taliban about a political settlement in Afghanistan. Incredible. Article In Issue III Of English-Language Taliban Magazine 'Azan' Declares Modern Muslim Countries 'Dar-ul-Kufr,' 'Dar-ul-Harb,' Says Conversion Is Fobidden In Islam But 'Offensive Jihad' Is Essential To Implement Islamic Sharia Worldwide By: Tufail Ahmad, MEMRI, August 30, 2013 In its cover story, titled "Destroying the Country Idol," the latest issue of the jihadi magazine Azan, which is published by the Taliban in Pakistan and Afghanistan, questions the issue of the validity of geographical boundaries of nation states, arguing that such frontiers are invalid in Islam. The article goes on to advance a new understanding of the modern "Muslim country" in which the Islamic sharia is not implemented – claiming that in effect such a country is a land of infidels. The article, authored by Muhammad Qasim, states: "A land will be Dar-ul-Kufr [land of unbelief] if the laws in it are of the Kuffar [infidels], even if the majority of people are Muslim. And, similarly, a land will be Dar-ul-Islam [land of Islam] if the dominant laws in it are of Islam, even if the majority of the people in it are Kuffar." The magazine's editors write about the article: "Since 1924 [the year marking the downfall of the Ottoman Caliphate], the Muslim Ummah has been divided by the Kuffar into 'nation states' and 'countries' – each ruled by disparate man-made laws and false ideologies. In this issue of Azan, we look at this new age idol called 'country' and examine its differences with the Islamic concept of 'Dar-ul-Islam' and Khilafah. Emir-ul-Momineen Mullah Muhammad Umar, Shaykh Osama bin Laden, Shaykh Ayman Al-Zawahiri and countless other Scholars and mujahideen… have sacrificed their lives for the sake of destroying these man-made borders that have divided the hearts and bodies of an Ummah united by faith." This article advances the concept of "offensive jihad" as necessary to liberate all lands to enforce Islamic rule. It says that converting non-Muslims to Islam is forbidden by Islam, but that since all of the earth belongs to Allah, only his rule exists. It states: "Contrary to fixed boundaries, Islam gives us the concept of offensive jihad, i.e. jihad to liberate land from the... Continue »
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I am surprised and honored to be nominated for the "most Influential Blogger Award" by two pre-eminent voices in the blogosphere. The Last Refuge and Da Tech Guy have submitted Atlas for the award. Both of these nods are so huge. The Last Refuge did Pulitzer Prize-winning work on the Trayvon Martin case (Pulitzer Prize in a just world, that is). And Peter Ingemi, aka Da Tech Guy, is a tenacious, intrepid journalist who perserveres with the courage of his convictions. There is no voting for this award, just a nod from a friend or maybe someone you don’t even know who thinks your work bears merit. Rules: 1. Display the award logo on your blog. 2. Link back to the person who nominated you. 3. Answer 7 questions decided by your nominator. 4. Nominate (no limit of nominations) other bloggers for this award and link back to them. 5. Notify those bloggers of the award requirements. Here are my answers to The Last Refuge's and Da Tech Guy's questions and my nomination: #1 Pamela for being a warriors warrior. A heroine of the degree not seen in many lifetimes. Intellectually she is a serious force for Freedom. Her determination amid the face of all adversity is unparalleled. We can all learn from her courage and fortitude. 1.) When it sucks, when it really sucks, how do you keep going? I am right. My fight is for freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and equality for all before the law. It's righteous and should be fought for, whatever the cost. 2.) Why do you continue engaging outside the wire, instead of just finding a cave to defend easier? If not me, who? And anyone who is tackling this subject matter will find himself or herself outside the wire -- similarly targeted. That's why there are so few of us. Everyone ran for cover. 3.) What’s the most you ever spent on a bottle of wine or liquor? What was it? $200 bucks for a bottle of Cristal. 4.) Right now, in this moment, who do you admire? Bat Ye'or. 5.) Who is now, or has been, in your life, your rock? Mi familia. 6.) Our founding fathers were quite diverse in their perspectives. If you were at the constitutional convention, and their was a break for the weekend, which group would you most like to spend that weekend talking to?... Continue »
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via atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com ZIMMERMAN IS A HERO!! THE GERSTLE'S ARE ZEROS!! HELL, IF I WERE HIM I WOULD NOT DO ANYTHING TO TRY AND HELP OTHERS, BECAUSE I WOULD NOT WANT TO GO THROUGH THE "NIGHTMARE" LIKE HE DID WITH THE BIASED MEDIA AND THE CORRUPT ATTORNEY GENERAL WHO HAD THE GALL TO MAKE CHARGES AGAINST A MAN WHO WAS TO TRYING TO DEFEND THE NEIGHBORHOOD FROM CRIMINALS AND THUGS LIKE TRAYVON!!! Continue »
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Family members of Navy SEALs who died on duty in Afghanistan claim that an Islamic cleric "damned" the servicemen's bodies at their memorial ceremony. via atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com CALL IT WHAT IT IS TREASON!! ALL THE PERSON'S RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS TREASON MUST BE MADE TO PAY FOR THESE CRIMES!! IT IS NOT ABOUT POLITICAL PARTIES!! IT IS ABOUT SAVING OUR GODLY NATION OF AMERICA FROM THE SATANIC CULT OF ISLAM!!! Continue »
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