AJ's recommended reading list

AJ is truly the WONDER DOG. There is only one and if you had any doubts, see what he just got finished reading. Trains and Classic Trains.

I shared these pictures on Trains Magazine Facebook page and the response was really nice. A few hundred likes and I am hoping AJ will get his picture in a future issue. If you have a moment, go to Trains FB page and like the page and AJ's picture.

The latest issue of Trains was just delivered yesterday and now the magazine is missing. I am pretty sure I know who has run off with it. How can I get upset with my dog who reads such fine magazines? PatriotUSA

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One name is conspicuously missing from Fortune Magazine's list of "The World's 50 Greatest Leaders"

FORTUNE - Yearning for Leadership

In an era that feels starved for leadership, we've found men and women who will inspire you - some famous, others little known, all of them energizing their followers and making the world better.

We found inspiring, impressive leaders in every field of endeavor across the globe. On six continents - in business, government, the military, philanthropy, religion -- we identified men and women, young and old, who are leading the way people want to be led. Crave to be led. 

A national day of mourning is being called for by the lame stream media.


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This is what happens when you burn every possible bridge!

No great show of how big a man you "think" you are with 900 fawning fools in your entourage, a 45 vehicle parade, three cargo planes, expenses for your hosts far exceeding anything they can justify or appreciate - none of that can buy respect.

Knives in the backs of your allies are just that. You built it Barack Hussein Obama - now you have to live with it. Unfortunately so does America.

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How to be a racist-Pat Condell

Islamic law is adopted by British legal chiefs

Government intervenes at school taken over by Muslim radicals

Woman did not show her face at Heathrow airport

British schools where girls must wear the Islamic veil

Sharia courts "as consensual as rape"

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Amnesty International Shields Ben White From Questions at Anti-Israel Lecture

Gary Fouse

Hat tip Algemeiner

Amnesty International hosted Ben White at a lecture Friday night, in what I assume was the UK. They also shielded White from critical questions from a Jewish member of the audience named Richard Millett. Algemeiner has the report and a video of Millett being refused his chance to ask a question (which White wouldn't have answered anyway).


This is of course, is how White operates. When he returned to UC Irvine last November, he refused to answer my question.


In addition to my own comment in the Algemeiner reader thread, another reader from Venezuela made the comment that Amnesty International has been missing in action in his country under the Chavez-Maduro regime.

Why Do Progressives and Democrats Hate America?

My apologies for being somewhat absent of late. Just life and it being complex and a few too many falls from my back, way too much pain but I am so blessed. I will just say that there are many have it much worse than I do and this is a NO sniveling zone. End of story. I am very thankful to the Lord for what I have in my life.

This is an outstanding commentary by Mike from Fellowship Of The Minds. Nothing that I can add to this will make it any more worthy and would probably take away or dilute what this post states. PatriotUSA


Why Do Progressives and Democrats Hate America?


Why Do Progressives and Democrats Hate America?

It’s a loaded question, I know. But please, bear with me for just a moment and put aside all the rhetoric you’ve heard about political correctness. I ask only that you approach the question from a position of pure logic.

Progressives and Democrats want to change America. That’s no secret. They boast about it openly, and base their political campaigns entirely on the premise of change. I’m sure we agree so far.

Now consider this: Why does anyone want to change anything unless they’re unhappy with it? If you’re happy with your job, would you change? If you loved your dog, would you trade him in for a new model? How about your spouse? Does anyone ever leave their spouse who isn’t tremendously unhappy and no longer in love?

I’m sure we can also agree that change stems from disappointment and unhappiness.
Now back to America. Your children won’t hear it from their teachers or read about it their school books, and you certainly won’t see it in your newspaper or anywhere on television, but the United States of America has done more good for more people than all the other countries of the world put together.

America began as a haven for those seeking religious freedom and fought a war to preserve that freedom.

America fought a war to end slavery and won. (Democrats supported slavery. Republicans opposed it. After the war, the defeated Democrats formed the Ku Klux Klan. Funny how white Americans today are still blamed for the slavery of a hundred and fifty years ago, yet never thanked for sacrificing their lives in order to end slavery.)

America won two World Wars, and put an end to Hitler’s socialist Nazi party.
America stemmed the tide of communism and provided safety for thousands of Vietnamese refugees who would have been murdered by the communists of North Vietnam.

For centuries, America has given freedom and hope to the oppressed; hope and joy to the suffering; and liberty and opportunity to people of all races and nationalities. The proof of her greatness can be found every day in the millions of immigrants who flock to her shores seeking the freedom that America offers.

Yet Progressives and Democrats want to change America. Doesn’t that make you just a slight bit suspicious?

Indeed, Progressives and Democrats want not just to change America, but to fundamentally transform it. And they seek to do so under an ideology that has killed more people in the last one hundred years than have died in all the wars in the history of the world combined: Socialism.

Socialism under Hitler murdered millions and set the entire world at war.

Socialism under Stalin murdered upwards of forty million people.

Socialism under Mao murdered over sixty million people.

Socialism under Castro continues to murder people today.

Everywhere socialism goes, it kills.

Yet Socialism is what Progressives and Democrats want for America. Doesn’t THAT make you a tad bit suspicious?

Just what could cause so many people to despise a country so great as America? Let’s examine the question a little more closely.

Have you ever seen a man get rejected by a beautiful woman? At first, he criticizes her, looking for whatever flaws he can find, then he despises her, and eventually he hates her. Why? Because he can’t have her. His hatred is actually a form of self-hatred. He feels unworthy of the woman who rejected him and projects his hate onto her and others. His future attempts at seduction become a means of revenge, a perverted attempt to escape his own self-loathing.

The same thing happens when a woman is rejected by a man. There’s a reason why William Congrave wrote the famous words “nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.” The scorned woman condemns and sets out to destroy the man she cannot have. Like the rejected man, she suffers from extreme self-hatred. It’s self-hatred that fuels feminism and its constant attacks on heterosexual men. If we can’t have them, we’ll destroy them.

Progressives and Democrats are no different in their hatred of America.

America was born a religious, God-loving country and it remains so today. Progressives and Democrats, on the other hand, have rejected God and embraced lives of sin. They support and encourage abortion, racism, intolerance, promiscuity, homosexuality, government theft, and a host of other ills, and then project the guilt and self-hatred they feel for embracing these sins onto a hatred of America and its religious heritage. Because Progressives and Democrats falsely believe that God has rejected them, they reject God.

America has offered opportunity and economic freedom to anyone who is willing to risk and work hard. Progressives and Democrats have risked once or twice in their lives, failed, and are now terrified at the prospect of competing with other risk-takers. Their fear leads to a sense of entitlement that extends to food stamps, housing allowances, “free” health care, and personal and corporate welfare. The stronger their self-hatred, the stronger they feel they are above hard work. They hate America, because it reminds them of their own failures to provide for themselves and their families.

America stands for strength, independence, honor, and compassion. Progressives and Democrats are so frightened by life and have developed such a dependence on government for survival, that they have lost all of these qualities. And they hate themselves for it.

No self-respecting man can call himself a man if he’s beholden to government entitlements for his survival. Progressive and Democrat men know this and they hate themselves for it.

No self-respecting woman can call herself a woman if she rejects the honor and compassion of motherhood by embracing abortion and feminism. Progressive and Democrat women know this and they hate themselves for it.

Together, Progressive and Democrat men and women hate America, because it reminds them of all the positive qualities of strength, self-reliance, and kindness they lack the courage to develop in themselves. Like rebellious children who must depend on their parents for survival, but hate their parents because of it, Progressives and Democrats live in a state of suspended adolescence, forever running from the responsibility of motherhood, fatherhood, and limited government.

They hate America, because they hate themselves.

Which brings us to socialism.

Progressives and Democrats embrace socialism, because it represents everything they long for: the complete eradication of the individual. With all of society reduced to lowly pawns, they no longer have to fear being reminded of their own inadequacies. Everyone can be as miserable as they are. Everyone can feel the self-hatred they feel.

With no one to remind them of their sins, Progressives and Democrats believe their guilt and intense self-hatred will finally be removed. What they fail to realize is that the solution to all their ills lies within them. By embracing America, they can embrace God. And by embracing God, they can eliminate their guilt, their self-hatred, and all the factors that contribute to their misery. It’s a solution so simple and so easy that their own leaders are forced to spend billions of dollars, and destroy millions of lives in order to hide it from them.

If you support Progressivism or the Democratic Party, then you also support socialism. And if you support socialism, then, by definition, you also support the socialism of Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Castro, and many others. Is that something you can live with? Are you ready and willing to forgive yourself and return to the One who calls you?

He’s waiting. He’s been waiting. The first step is simply to say, “Please, God, forgive me…”

Source is here from FOTM.

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March Madness

Gary Fouse

Russia has just gobbled up Crimea, Syria is in flames, and a Malaysian 777 has been missing for 12 days. Yes, it's a mad month, indeed. And our president is not missing a beat. He is talking on the telephone to Angela Merkel, sending Joe Biden to "reassure" our European allies, and, as is his annual wont, predicting who will win the NCAA tournament.


And the winner will be.....

"Deporter-In-Chief" - Really?

In the Hispanic community Hussein Obama is known as the Deporter-In-Chief but is working diligently to remove that moniker!

From The Hill - Obama to Hispanics: We won't deport relatives because you enroll in ObamaCare

President Obama on Tuesday sought to assure legal immigrants that they can sign up for ObamaCare without worrying that "the immigration people" will come for family members who are in the country illegally.

In an interview with Univision Deportes, a Spanish-language sports radio show, Obama said immigration officials won't have access to the personal information that consumers provide when signing up for healthcare on the new exchanges.

"Well, the main thing for people to know is that any information you get, you know, asked with respect to buying insurance, does not have anything to do with ... the rules governing immigration," Obama said. "And you know, you can qualify if you're a legal resident, if you are ... legally present in the United States.

"You know, if you have a family where some people are citizens or legally here, and others are not documented, the immigration people will never get that information."

Adolf Falcon, the senior vice president of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, told The Hill that Hispanic families are wary of Obama's assurances because of his record on deportations.

"It is a big concern of mixed status families -- they hear [the president's] assurance, but because of the level of deportations that have happened, there's a lot of families that don't know whether they can trust that assurance," he said. "It creates an atmosphere of concern."

In Obama's first four years in office, his administration deported people at a faster rate than any of the four previous administrations. More here.
BULLhonkey! - 

From the Washington Times - Deportations come mostly from border, DHS chief says

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson acknowledged Tuesday that his department's deportation numbers are now mostly made up of illegal immigrants caught at the border, not just those from the interior, which means they can't be compared one-to-one with deportations under President Bush or other prior administrations.

The administration has argued it is tougher on illegal immigration than previous presidents, and immigrant-rights groups have excoriated President Obama, calling him the "deporter-in-chief" for having kicked out nearly 2 million immigrants during his five-year tenure.

But Republican critics have argued those deportation numbers are artificially inflated because more than half of those being deported were new arrivals, caught at the border by the U.S. Border Patrol. Previous administrations primarily counted only those caught in the interior of the U.S. by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

And this little irking tidbit further down in the article not new info, just irritating as hell -

The Senate last year passed a broad immigration bill legalizing most illegal immigrants, boosting border security spending by tens of billions of dollars and rewriting the legal immigration system. The whole thing here.
In the meantime!

Obama orders review of US deportation practices - 3-13-14 Seeking to pacify frustrated immigration advocates, President Barack Obama is directing the government to find more humane ways to handle deportation for immigrants in the U.S. illegally, the White House said Thursday.

Migrants Stage Second Protest At San Diego Border to protest U.S. immigration law.

U.S. Forces Unable to Seize Drug Shipments Due to Declining Resources - "U.S. maritime forces are unable to seize almost three-quarters of drug shipments smuggled into America due to declining resources, according to recent comments by the commander of U.S. Southern Command."

And possibly the most fatal to our country - the Border Patrol is told to STAND DOWN!

Seriously! Is there something wrong with this picture? Not only is Hussein Obama NOT the deporter-in-chief, he IS the drug-importer-in-chief!

Wake up America! Wake UP, Wake UP, WAKE UP!

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A "minor" terrorist in our midst! Specifically at the IRS!

Just calling a spade a spade. Obama offers asylum to "minor" terrorists.  There can be no other explanation for why this man is working for the IRS or any other government agency in America! There is no other explanation why this man is even in America!

Well, there is one other explanation and that is - you and I are allowing it!

From PumaBydesign001 - Obama's IRS Hires Al-Qaida Spy

Investors Business Daily - ...Mohammad Weiss Rassool, whom the FBI busted last decade for tipping off an al-Qaida terrorist suspect, reportedly now works for the deputy IRS chief financial officer as a financial management analyst, drawing a lucrative salary at taxpayer expense. According to investigative reporter Patrick Poole, who broke the explosive story in PJ Media, the Obama administration has let a Muslim man convicted of abusing sensitive government data have access to the sensitive financial data of millions of Americans at an agency known for abusing such information.

Astonishingly, the dangerous felon is still at the IRS, where he goes by the name 'Weiss Russell....' Read here.

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Who Owns You?


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It has a sign on its back - "POTUS" - but it remains an EMPTY CHAIR

"Obama Did Not Attend The Meeting", Or In A Moment Of Crisis The President Stands Resolute In The Sand Trap -

March 1, 2014, the day Russia announced it would send armed forces in Crimea: President Barack Obama's national security team met on Saturday for an update on the situation in Ukraine and to discuss potential policy options, a senior Obama administration official said. The meeting came as Ukraine asked the United States and other key members of the U.N. Security Council to help safeguard its territorial integrity after Russia announced plans to send armed forces into the country's autonomous Crimea region. Obama did not attend the meeting, but he has been briefed about it by his national security adviser, Susan Rice, and his national security team, an official said.

March 15, 2014, the day Russia is said to have "invaded" East Ukraine, and the day before Crimea's critial referendum which may cement the second coming of the Cold War. President Barack Obama's national security team discussed the Ukraine crisis in a session at the White House on Saturday after Secretary of State John Kerry's return from talks with his Russian counterpart in London. Obama did not attend the meeting but was being briefed about it and other developments involving Ukraine, said Laura Lucas Magnuson, a spokeswoman for the White House National Security Council. More here.

H/T I'41 - Not Yet News at AP or Politico: Russian State Broadcaster's 'Turn Into Radioactive Ash' Warning to U.S. - As of 11 P.M. Eastern Time Sunday evening, searches at both the Associated Press and at the Politico on "radioactive" returned nothing relating to a comment made on TV by Russian "journalist" Dmitry Kiselyov reminding viewers that his country, as translated by the wire service AFP, "is the only one in the world "realistically capable of turning the United States into radioactive ash." More here.

At Director Blue - As Obama fine-tunes his NCAA brackets, Russian state television is showing mushroom clouds


From White House Dossier - Obama Schedule || Monday, March 17, 2014
10:00 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
10:55 am || Meets with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas
3:15 pm || Visits with wounded warriors at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Today should prove to be an interesting day.

This link has several live streaming videos from the Ukraine. How well they work I don't know as they were all off the air when I looked. Live Streaming Video: Protests Riots Kiev Ukraine


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ATF raids Ares Amor to seize customer names and violates restraining order

I am sure many have been watching this story unfold. The ATF has now broken into Ares Amor. Ares Amor had received a Temporary Restraining Order against the ATF just last week. Apparently the ATF was incensed that Ares Amor would not only refuse to release their customer list but that they went to court to prevent the ATF from obtaining the customer list, protecting their customers and their business.

Note that the lower receivers are now being classified as weapons when they are actually NOT weapons. This is a complete hijacking of the law and legal protections granted by the TRO against the ATF.

Which business is next and no one should feel safe or 'protected' when this type of government agency overreach occurs. PatriotUSA

Hat tip: LadyRaven, PumabyDesign


Breaking: Ares Armor Raided By ATF For Customer Files, Despite Restraining Order From Judge..Update: Judge Issued “Clarification” Of Prior Order After ATF Ex Parte Application



Information still coming in. We will keep you updated. If you have been a customer, take this under advisement.

This is the Instagram a few moments ago of Jeremy Tuma the COO of Ares:

Backstory here. ATF wanted their customer list, they wouldn’t turn it over. So Ares got a restraining order from the Court. But ATF is apparently raiding anyway, in violation of that order.

Hopefully, the affidavits behind the ex parte application and search warrant will be made public so we can see what the ATF alleged.


Trickery, trickery.

It appears that despite the judge granting the TRO on Wednesday, yesterday the ATF went to the judge ex parte (meaning without the other side, in this case Ares, being present), and got a “clarification” of the prior TRO. This “clarification” seems to give them the green light to apply for a “lawful search”.

IMHO, in order to have a change between Wednesday when the original TRO was granted, the ATF would have had to have alleged Ares was about to get rid of records and that they, the ATF had emergent reasons for going in now rather than waiting till the full hearing that was scheduled for March 20.


Here is the prosecutor’s allegations behind the ex parte allegation.

-They materially misrepresent the lower receivers as “firearms”.
-they essentially argue “how dare Ares use the law to get a TRO against us”, that somehow that was a “trick” on Ares part not to provide the “firearms” as per agreement. But if they had the TRO, they were not required to turn over the weapons.

Source is here from Weasel Zippers

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Sharia and the virtue of hate-Political Islam

Sharia and the Virtue of Hate

If you present inconvenient facts about Islam, you will be called bad names, like hater. But it turns out that hate can be more virtuous than the silence of "tolerance".

Bill Warner, Director, Center for the Study of Political Islam
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Use as needed, just give credit and do not edit.

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A society of cowards-Pat Condell

Censoring Jesus and Mo establishes UK sharia blasphemy code

Cowardly MP supports the extremists

Maajid Nawaz defends decision to tweet controversial cartoon

Nick Cohen on the media's submission to Islamic blasphemy code

Who is Muhammad Shafiq?

Mo Ansar exposed as a fake

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What Huwaida Araff Didn't Tell the SDSU Audience

Gary Fouse

Hat tip Elder of Ziyon

On March 10, International Solidarity Movement co-founder Huwaida Araff spoke to an audience at San Diego State University. A description of her talk can be accessed here along with a video taken by myself.


As I previously described, Araff described the First and Second Intifadas launched against Israel as basically unarmed rock throwers facing off against armed soldiers with tanks and fighter planes. She only made passing reference to the suicide bombings that took place.

What she didn't talk about was this:


She didn't talk about this:


That attack was attributed to Islamic Jihad.

She didn't talk about this: (Graphic)

Or this:

Sbarros Pizza attack 2001 - 15 dead 130 injured

Or this (Graphic)

The body of a man, foreground, victim of a bomb blast, and an investigator are seen amidst the debris in the dining room of a hotel in the coastal city of Netanya, north-western Israel Wednesday March 27, 2002. A suicide bomber blew himself up Wednesday in a hotel dining room in this Israeli resort as guests gathered for a passover Seder, the ritual meal ushering in the Jewish holiday. (AP Photo/Uriel Sinai) ***ISRAEL OUT*** MAGAZINES OUT Photo: URIEL SINAI

Above is what remained of the Park Hotel in Netanya during Passover 2002


As Jews were gathered in the Park Hotel in Netanya to celebrate Passover, Abd al-Baset Odeh walked into the hotel dressed as a woman, found a crowded area and blew himself up. Thirty people were killed and 140 injured. It was the work of Hamas, whom Araff  refers to as a "political faction". Here is how the scene was described by one of the Zaka units sent in to gather up the body parts.

"The sprinklers had burst, so there was water all over he floor, mixed with blood. In the central area, where the bomb went off, it was nearly up to our knees because there was a wall surrounding the dance floor. When we first went in, we saw fingers, hands, eyeballs, and smaller bits of flesh floating in the water like fish."
Preachers of Hate-Islam and the War on America, by Kenneth R Timmerman, Crown Forum 2003

Nor did Araff dwell on what has caused those conflicts between Israel and Gaza-namely the rocket attacks into southern Israel schoolyards launched by that well-known political faction Hamas. Just in the past couple of days, Hamas has sent more rockets into Israel. Oh, excuse me. Islamic Jihad has taken credit.

I could go on and on with more pictures of blown up buses and mangled corpses, but you get the idea. Ms Araff gave her audience of college students a one-sided account of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that all but ignored the horrific acts of terror carried out by Palestinians against innocent Israeli men, women and children acting on the orders of "political factions" like Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad. It  is all part of the dishonesty of the International Solidarity Movement, the same dishonesty that leads them to lure impressionable young Westerners to the region, indoctrinate them, train them, and put them in harm's way.

Suffering fools - the gateway to hell

Yesterday I wrote about the Department of Homeland Security's new rules of engagement for the Border Patrol and the consequences of BP being required to "play nice."

A reader sent me the below link after seeing that post - From DHS - New ROE for border patrol - play nice! "Honor first!" along with a simple note which read - "The expendable." It is a story of the tragic consequences of suffering fools such as Michael Fisher, chief of U.S. Border Patrol.

A man. Arthur Gomez Sr. 39. Husband. Father of six. High school football coach. Church goer. Mentor. Loved and respected by so, so many. He was alive Friday, and then in the blink of an eye he was dead Friday.

His next-door neighbor, a previously deported felon, shot him repeatedly at his home in front of his family after the two engaged in a "verbal disagreement." Multiple firearms were taken from the home of the murderer.

The new ROE came about after complaints of agents having killed seven people a year for three years in a row along the border. I cannot help but wonder how many other Arthur Gomez's died last Friday at the hands of people who have no business being here. How many other wives and children and communities are left shattered because of rules set by fools. Nae, by evil. 

And when in the quiet of a moment, when looking at this gateway to hell do we Americans stop to consider that we are the actual fools? Fools that we allow this kind of shoddy, pathetic governance here on our homeland, and at the expense of how many?

Parlier tragedy: Shooting cuts short life of beloved coach, mentor


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Hotshot Eastbound-one of the greatest pictures ever taken

"One summer night in 1956 in the coal-mining hamlet of Iaeger, West Virginia, a stranger walked up to Willie Allen at the drive-in. "Excuse me, sir," he said, "how would you and your date like to watch the movie from my convertible?

"What's the catch?" Allen, then a 23-year-old Army corporal on leave from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, recalls asking.

"All they had to do, the stranger said, is sit in the car until the train passed. "I'll give you $10," he added.

"Allen and his date, Dorothy Christian, took the deal, and the stranger took their picture. Thus O. Winston Link produced one of the most elegiac railroad pictures in a series he had begun some months before....

"He took almost all his train pictures at night, when he could engineer his scenes without the sun getting in his way.

"To do that, he had to devise his own flash system. Link would mark a train's path with lanterns, and then map out where to set out flash reflectors. Each reflector, which held up to 18 flashbulbs, was wired to a portable supply of batteries and condensers. When the train hit the right spot, Link pushed a button to fire the bulbs and, 35-thousandths of a second later, released the camera shutter. The system wasn't without its quirks—since the bulbs were wired much like Christmas lights, a single broken wire or faulty bulb could knock out all the others in the circuit." -- The Big Picture @ Smithsonian


Source is here from American Digest.

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Huwaida Arraf at SDSU

Gary Fouse

Hat tip Discover the Networks

Huwaida Arraf, departure of Spirit of Humanity.jpg

Last night, International Solidarity Movement co-founder Huwaida Araff spoke at San Diego State University as part of a program hosted by the Charles W Hostler Institute on World Affairs. The moderator was Professor Jonathan Graubart of the above organization. The event was attended by above 70 people almost all students, many of whom were Graubart's students were attending as part of a class assignment. Also present was Adam Shapiro, Araff's husband and also co-founder of ISM. In his introduction, Graubart said, "it was regrettable that a few outside groups had made some ungenerous comments about the lecture series and myself". The event lasted about two hours.

In her presentation, Araff told of her birth and upbringing in America (Her parents were Palestinians from Israel), her education, and her travel to Jerusalem, where she was to remain for a year working for an organization called Seeds of Peace.  She became a Palestinian activist working against Israeli "occupation" and stayed beyond the year after resigning from the above organization. She recounted the First Intifada (1991-93), the Second Intifada that began in 2000 when Ariel Sharon visited the Temple Mount, and the creation of the International Solidarity Movement. (I may have missed it, but in her presentation-in-chief, I don't recall hearing her actually refer to the ISM by name.)

She then went on to describe efforts to bring in "internationals" to participate in protests against roadblocks and checkpoints etc. She stated that it was their reasoning that Israeli soldiers would be reluctant to use force against people who did not look like Palestinians.

Needless to say, her talk was long on Israeli injustices and violence on Palestinians and short on any Palestinian transgressions over the years including hijackings, the Munich Olympic massacre, bus bombings,  other suicide bombings, or rocket attacks from Gaza into Israel. The Intifadas, which she experienced, was basically characterized as resistance and rock-throwing against Israeli tanks and bullets. Rachel Corrie's death (2003) was also mentioned. (According to Araff's account, Corrie was trying to convince the bulldozer driver not to demolish a house and the driver ran over her). She also referred to Yasser Arafat as "Chairman Yasser Arafat" in obvious respect.

In the q and a, I got the first question (beginning of part 4) and asked her about her reported comment to a  Duke University audience (2004) that the ISM cooperated with Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, which are State Department-recognized terrorist organizations. I also asked her to comment on the reports that two British suicide bombers who attacked Mike's Bar in Tel Aviv in 2003 had stayed at an ISM facility prior to crossing over into Israel.

(Note: I am paraphrasing Araff's response. Refer to video for her exact words.)

In her response, she said that what she told the Duke audience was that while ISM's tactics were non-violent, she could not tell others not to employ armed resistance. She said that she considered attacks against unarmed civilians as illegal, but that there were rules of war that governed resistance to armed occupation. She said ISM would not reject someone joining them because they had connections to those organizations, but that she would explain that ISM rules dictated non-violent actions. She did not address my question about the above three organizations. As for the event at Mike's Bar, she said that when she received the news, she decided to call a press conference and inform the press that the two had been at an ISM facility. According to Araff, the two had shown up in Gaza and asked to visit. She said they came by the ISM house, had tea and left. According to Araff, the ISM had no idea of their intent to launch an attack. In a  followup question, I asked her pointedly if ISM had any connections to Hamas. She replied in the negative ("No".) She explained that ISM preferred to be independent and not be a part of any "political factions" because if they were aligned with one group, another group might not want to work with them as a result. (Again I am paraphrasing.) Interestingly, she never said anything close to, "We would never associate with Hamas because they are terrorists or  designated as a terrorist organization by the US State Department.") There was absolutely nothing critical said about Hamas. She referred to Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and the Popular Front for Palestine merely as "political factions".

Below is the video in 5 parts. At one point, there is about a 20-second gap when I had to change the memory card in my video camera.

Part 1

Part 2


Part 3

Part 4


Part 5


From DHS - New ROE for border patrol - play nice! "Honor first!"

Set this issue aside - "Menendez is one of the drafters of the June 2013 Senate immigration bill, which would boost the inflow of legal immigrants and guest workers up to 40 million over the next decade. During the same period, roughly 40 million Americans will turn 18."

Set aside the issue - just "who" is coming thru our open borders?

The new ROE is based on - "The PERF report was commissioned by top DHS leaders after advocates said law-enforcement agents had killed roughly seven people a year along the 1,933-mile border in 2010, 2011 and 2012. The shootings came during 67 clashes with a huge stream of armed drug-smugglers and illegal immigrants."

I am suggesting that something even more sinister is being completely overlooked in this rush to not get anybody hurt - good guys or bad guys!

A very few facts culled from - Drug War Facts - Drug Use Estimates

#25 - (Initiation of Cocaine or Crack Use in the US, 2012) - In 2012, there were 639,000 persons aged 12 or older who had used cocaine for the first time within the past 12 months; this averages to approximately 1,800 initiates per day. 

#27 - (Current Heroin Use in the US, 2012) The number and percentage of persons aged 12 or older who were current heroin users in 2012 (335,000 or 0.1 percent) were similar to those in 2011

#40 - (Prevalence of Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse Among Full-Time Workers in the US) Approximately 3 million full-time workers (2.6 percent) aged 18 to 64 met the criteria for past year illicit drug dependence or abuse

#55 - (Global Distribution of Drug Use) Globally, drug use is not distributed evenly. In general, the US had among the highest levels of use of all drugs

Now back to the originally scheduled broadcasting - DHS demands that the border guards "play nice!" Subtitle - YOU are going to let those illegals and drugs into America or else! 

H/T Citizens Militia of Mississippi - Posted on March 10, 2014 by ror1774 at Reclaim Our Republic - DHS tells American border guards to run away from illegal immigrants hurling rocks at them, fleeing in vehicles

Mar 8, 2014 by Neil Munro
Top administration officials have directed 21,000 border patrol officers to retreat whenever illegal immigrants throw rocks at them, and to avoid getting in front of foreign drug-smugglers' vehicles as they head north with their drug cargoes.

"Agents shall not discharge firearms in response to thrown or hurled projectiles... agents should obtain a tactical advantage in these situations, such as seeking cover or distancing themselves," said the instructions, issued Mar. 7, under the signature of Michael Fisher, chief of U.S. Border Patrol.

Agents were also directed to keep their weapons holstered when drug smugglers drive by. Continue here.

Instructions, issued Mar. 7, 2014, by Michael Fisher, chief of U.S. Border Patrol can be viewed in full - HERE! His final statement to a very emasculated Border Patrol - "Something that has resonated with me since becoming a BP agent 26 years ago is remembering that an important part of our job in the course of securing the homeland is to make it home every day at the end of each shift. Honor First!

Playing nice will result in the deaths of more Brian Terry's. More innocents.  It degrades the security and freedoms (not even touched on here) of families along the borders. It allows in huge numbers of illegals and certainly some who would wish this country harm. They are called terrorists. And - it is flooding America with drugs! None of those issues are even considered in the new ROE, but hey - "Honor first!"

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When is a Law Enforcement Officer no longer a Law Enforcement Officer?

When he or she loses self-respect.

Not r-s-p-e-c-t as Hussein Obama’s botched spelling last week ironically showcased that he can’t even get the word out of his mouth without half gagging for lack of any understanding it. And not the illusional respect that others attempt to subjugate us with in giving or taking it away. That is not real.

What is real is that that we individually, and alone, when no one else is looking, will take with us to those golden gates for entry. It is that knowing in one’s soul that he/she is doing good, that what they represent is valuable and important to themselves and others. That their word, as in the oath taken to their duties, means something. In this case, that promise of – I’ve got your back fellow citizens..

When we lose self-respect we rationalize and justify our actions and words but we still know, and the dying that results is very slow and very painful. I know this to be true.

A cautionary note here. There is a post going around the internet with the title - Some Connecticut police refusing to enforce AW law – which has many hopeful that LEO’s will be there for them as the gun control issue continues to heat up.

According to an update by the author – this should be treated as a “possible” hoax until further verification.

[UPDATE: several commentors have noted they cannot find any Connecticut Peace Officers Association online... nor can I. I've emailed the person who emailed me on this, asking for info. His indication had been that the article (which he attached) would be online in a few days at http://ezinearticles.com/. Until he responds, or does not respond, I'd treat this as a possible hoax.

Tags: War for America, LEO, Connecticut, 2nd Amendment, Treason, Tyranny To share or post to your site, click on "Post Link". Please mention / link to the Patriot's Corner. Thanks!

Amazon.com Donating To MPAC

Gary Fouse

Hat tip to Steve and Investigative Project on Terrorism

Amazon.com  announcing that it is donating a portion of its proceeds to the Muslim Public Affairs Council.


This means that I will no longer purchase any books or anything else through Amazon.com.

9-11-2001 - "What difference does it make?"

The answer to the question depends on who you ask. With Hussein Obama as always, as ALWAYS - watch his actions, his words aren't worth a plug nickle.
Investors Business Daily - Obama's New Asylum Decree Favors Muslims Over Christians

Immigration: As President Obama offers asylum to "minor" terrorists providing "limited" material support to terrorism, he's slamming shut the door on thousands of Christians fleeing terrorism in Muslim lands like Egypt.

In another end-run around Congress, President Obama has unilaterally eased immigration requirements for foreigners linked to terrorism.

He ordered the State Department and Homeland Security to ignore a post-9/11 law barring entry to those giving political or charitable aid to Hamas and other known terrorist groups.

A dozen years after the horrific attacks on our nation by foreign Islamic terrorists, the Obama administration has decided a little support to foreign Islamic terrorists is OK. Continue here.

                                                             H/T Blue's Blog - Just sayin'


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Giving Hussein Obama credit where credit is due

If he helped disarm the Ukrainians that is important information for the world, and especially America, to know. We can expect to see this story on every MSM outlet and every newspaper headline in the country today, right?

H/T Lucianne – from the UK Daily MailSenator Obama pushed bill that helped destroy more than 15,000 TONS of ammunition, 400,000 small arms and 1,000 anti-aircraft missiles in Ukraine
  • Obama traveled to Ukraine with Sen. Dick Lugar in 2005 just seven months after he became a senator, touring surplus weapons stockpiles.
  • Most of the small arms and ammunition were left over when Soviets withdrew from Eastern bloc nations, and later dumped in Ukraine
  • The two senators secured U.S. funding to help destroy the weapons instead of leaving them intact
  • Ukraine exported more than 700,000 small arms in 2004-2007, including 101,000 each to Libya and the UK, and 260,000 to the U.S.
  • But most of the ammunition stockpiles – crucial for keeping a standing army battle-ready – were destroyed
  • Ukraine is in a staring match with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has designs on recapturing portions of the former Soviet nation. Read here.
Ukraine’s territorial integrity guaranteed under 1994 deal: Tymoshenko 3-3-14

Former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko claimed on Monday that by “occupying” Crimea, Russia had not only declared war on Ukraine but also on Britain and the United States.

That is because on December 5, 1994, Ukraine, Russia along with Britain and the United States signed an agreement in which the three powers guaranteed the territorial integrity of the former Soviet republic in exchange for Kiev giving up nuclear weapons. Continue here.
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So much for integrity, territorial or otherwise.

“Uniforms change. The purpose of disarming a subjugated people remains the same. So does the outcome”


Tags: Gun Control, Tyranny, War For America,

Ukraine, Russia, Vladamir Putin, Obama, Soros, Western failure in Europe, NATO, European Union, Communism, Soviet Union
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