“Strong Cities Network”

“Strong Cities Network” is Bo’s newest police force program. Announced AT THE U.N. this week, “welcoming remarks” were offered by the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein (that would be of SAUDI ARABIA, that paragon of human rights) and flaming liberal Dem. Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City.

After all, with Obama knowingly AIDING AL-QAEDA forces in Syria, how likely is it that he will use his “global police force” against actual Islamic jihadists?

Well, here’s a bit more info.:

The Strong Cities Network is run by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), a London-based ‘think-and-do’ tank with a long-standing track record of working to prevent violent extremism across all forms.

“Across all forms”?? WTH does that even mean?? So I went to the ISD website. Their current initiatives include: Against Violent Extremism, Extreme Dialogue.Org, The FREE Initiative, CounterExtremism.Org, the CedarNetwork.com, and European Muslim Women Of Influence.

The last two links I cannot even access (The E. Muslim Women OF INFLUENCE says, “Forbidden You don’t have permission to access / on this server. Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request” while the Cedar one gives me “Server not found”)

For the initiative on “Against Violent Extremism” there are about 20 categories that place “Far-Right Extremism” on the same level as “Islamic Extremism”.

However, the FREE Initiative stands for “the Far-Right Extremism in Europe Initiative”
Under “The Problem“is listed “Types Of Groups”
.     Modern development within the European far right
.     Based on preservation of ethnic and cultural identity
.     Opposition to immigration and multiculturalism
.     Particular defence of ‘national values’ against Islam

Also Nativist, Identitarian, and Anti-Islam movements.

Well, it’s clear who they’re targeting with THIS initiative…!!!

Under “Take Action” is listed a German-language project “to monitor, restrict and remove far-right extremist content online ” with the excuse of “to protect minors from the potential dangers of using the internet.” Makes a lot more sense of Zuckerberg being pointedly asked by Merkel to remove such content from Facebook…!

For the section on “Against Violent Extremism” there are about 20 categories that place “Far-Right Extremism” on the same level as “Islamic Extremism”.

Now, to recap: this ISD group IS RUNNING Strong Cities Network, Bo’s newest American police initiative!

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Bo and Prayer Breakfasts…

So – we need a website that just compiles Bo’s sayings about Christians…

In Feb. at the Prayer Breakfast, Bo said Christians need to “get off their high horse”… For Easter, at the annual White House Easter prayer breakfast! [does he have a problem with Prayer Breakfasts…?] he just said,

“On Easter, I do reflect that as a Christian, I am supposed to love,” Obama said. “I have to say that sometimes, [here his voice gets into that familiar harsh scolding tone he likes to use] when I listen………. to… LESS THAN LOVING EXPRESSIONS BY CHRISTIANS…
then back to his typical conversational tone] But that’s a topic for another day.”

“WHERE THERE IS INJUSTICE… ,” Obama [intoned in his typical MLK imitation] said before he began to laugh and said, “I was about to veer off. I’m pulling it back.”

Video available from lots of places – here’s one.

“Where there is injustice, we defend the oppressed,” he continued [in a more normal voice]. “Where there is disagreement, we treat each other with compassion and respect. Where there are differences, we find strength in our common humanity, knowing that we are all children of God.”

Now, this is code that refers to the recent brou-ha-ha about the RFRA in Indiana. Funny how he leaves out the vitriolic harassment by gays and their supporters against the religiously-free pizza place owners – not to mention the compassionate and respectful arson- and death-threats….!

He also quoted Pope Francis, who called for Christians to see God in all who are oppressed and discriminated against.

“Isn’t it how Jesus lived? Isn’t that how he loved? Embracing those that were different. Serving the marginalized. Humbling himself to the last,” Obama said. “This is the example we are called to follow. To love him with all our hearts, mind and soul and to love our neighbors, all our neighbors, as ourselves.”

Nice of “Imam Bo” to tweak Christ in order to scold Christians. First, two rhetorical questions that conflate Jesus to the modern ghey question. Then, using weasel words to make linkages that do not exist.

Embracing“? Show me one instance in the Bible where Jesus embraced anyone. So “embracing” is a literary stretch – NOT a literal example. And in this meaning, Christ did NOT embrace EVERYONE who was “different” (another code word that means ANY non-Christian) and who chose to continue in sin. Repent was the word of the day for sinners…. and that would include the adulteress woman about to be stoned, and… gheys.

Serving” the marginalized?! Well, keeping in mind Bo uses “marginalized” to mean “gay”, would “serving” them involve…..? Bo’s usual use of “serving” has to do with volunteering at food banks… but here, he could easily be referencing “serving” gheys at their same-sex “weddings”… the very act which businesses are declining due to their religious convictions. Jesus “served” all of humanity by doing what His Father sent him to do… NOT by assisting gheys in their rejection of God’s rules.

Then Bo uses that little stab about Christ “humbling himself to the last” to imply that those who refuse to “serve” same-sex “weddings” are not being humble, but are being its opposite – arrogant.

Well, I’m going to post this as is – I’ve rambled enough already, and must go Live Life.  Maybe I will edit it later…     : )

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Kosovo Report link

Kosovo report link

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More IS Less… for islam…!

Iranian Hossein Askari, Professor of International Business and International Affairs at George Washington University and colleague Dr Scheherazde S. Rehman conducted a study to assess the Islamicity of various countries. Okay, lol right off the bat!

But wait! There’s MORE….

He came up with a social-ly-scientific scale to judge the “Economic Islamicity” and the “Overall Islamicity Index”. Stop laughing.

In carrying out the study, they applied the ideals of Islam in the areas of a society’s economic achievements, governance, human and political rights, and international relations.


The country in the world most faithful to the values of the Koran is… IRELAND.
The U.S. and the Netherlands are in 15th place,
France is 17th,
even  Israel is 27th!

NOT a single majority-Muslim country made the top 25,
and NO Arab country is in the top 50.
Malaysia is 33rd,
Kuwait is 42nd;
Saudi Arabia is down at 91st,
Qatar (the Al Jazeera folks) is 111th.
(Where’s Pakistan? heh, heh….)

Desperate to explain the results….

Prof Askari said that “we must emphasize that many countries that profess Islam and are called Islamic are unjust, corrupt, and underdeveloped and are in fact not ‘Islamic’ by any stretch of the imagination.”

So, here comes that”stretch of the imagination” ….

“If a country, society, or community displays characteristics such as unelected, corrupt, oppressive, and unjust rulers, inequality before the law, unequal opportunities for human development, absence of freedom of choice (including that of religion), opulence alongside poverty, force, and aggression as the instruments of conflict resolution as opposed to dialogue and reconciliation, and, above all, the prevalence of injustice of any kind, it is prima facie evidence that it is not an Islamic community, he said.

Yeah, that’s great – you go tell that to the Saudis… And now for this prime example of islamic cognitive disconnect:

Islam is, and has been for centuries, the articulation of the universal love of Allah for his creation and for its unity, and all that this implies for all-encompassing human and economic development,” he concluded.

He must be Egyptian, ’cause he’s livin’ in da Land of De-Nile.

So the more islamic a country is….. the less islamic it is. Makes perfect sense, when you use islam-logic. Now, let’s go visit the actual site of Mo’s flying horse….

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We Are All Dixie Chix Now

Nigerian warplanes struck militant camps in the northeast on Friday in a major push against an Islamist insurgency, DRAWING A SHARP WARNING from the United States to respect human rights and not harm civilians.
~ reuters, via Creeping

srsly?!?!? Look, Nigeria – great job. Carry on. Don’t listen to our government. Yeah, you might hit civilians – you might even end up bombing the entire group of captured Christian girls. BUT even that will be worth it, if you carry your campaign to its logical conclusion: the complete eradication of Boko Haram.

And now for the Chix reference: I apologize for our government. They’re out of control. Kerry, the State Department – has the State Department always been this bad, and Presidents used to simply keep them in check? This administration is letting them have free reign.

The American people are betrayed by this bunch of crackpots, and we are only able to wait until we can change the leadership in the next election (assuming a low level of voter fraud.)

Let’s add to the barf factor, shall we?

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry issued a strongly worded statement saying: “We are … deeply concerned by credible allegations that Nigerian security forces are committing gross human rights violations, which, in turn, only escalate the violence and fuel extremism.”

Yep – defending yourself is a GROSS violation of your killers’ human rights.

And Kerry – dude – fuel is something that causes something to burn – I’m pretty sure those insurgents were burning with extremism long before the Nigerians defended themselves.

But Let Kerry show you how it’s done:

Washington “condemns Boko Haram’s campaign of terror in the strongest terms”, Kerry said, but urged Nigeria’s armed forces to show restraint and discipline.

Whoo!!! Those Strong Terms!!! THAT’S what’s gonna get these monsters to let those girls go home, and lay down their weapons, form a circle and sing Kumbaya. Yep! That’ll do it!

Now, for the good news:

Nigerian defense spokesman Brigadier-General Chris Olukolade said in a statement that troops destroyed several Boko Haram camps and weapons stockpiles in forests around Borno state, epicenter of the uprising … : “Heavy weapons including anti-aircraft and anti-tank guns were also destroyed in the process,” he said.

“The special operations … resulted in the destruction of much of the insurgents’ weapons and logistics such as vehicles, containers, fuel dumps and power generators.”

He said the death toll amongst the insurgents would be verified during mopping up exercises in the camps, including in the Sambisa game reserve in Borno state. A military source said at least 30 insurgents had been killed in one operation.

Locals are forming their own groups to defend themselves successfully:

An estimated 200 suspected members of Boko Haram were reportedly killed Wednesday and 10 captured in a successful counteroffensive by a local Nigerian militia in Rann, located in … Borno state.

Sources on the ground said 300 members of Islamist radical group Boko Haram stormed the local village around 4:00 a.m. local time. It is believed the successful counter-atttack was due to local knowledge of the impending attack, allowing Rann’s citizens to prepare to defend themselves.

A member of the (villagers’) militia … said, “They wanted to attack us just the way they did in Bama, Konduga and Damboa, but we got the wind of it and all of us laid ambush for them; when they neared the village, we opened fire using our Dane duns, double barrel rifles and bows-and-arrows, most of them who were shocked took to their heels, but many of them died, some that were injured have been caught alive and are with the security people as I am talking to you.”

According to a local state legislator, “The villagers succeeded in protecting their dwellings from the attackers. They killed about 200 members of the sect and many others escaped with serious wounds.” He continued, “Our people also recovered over 70 motorcycles that the attackers came with. They also collected 2 Hilux vehicles and an Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) while some of the attackers were captured alive.”

In editing this , I came across an issue I should mention: Boko Haram has been called a “militia” so many times by the the media, for so many years, I found I had to qualify the use of the term, when it referred to the defending villagers. To be clear, Boko Haram is a terrorist army. And it’s worth remembering that they have been, for the most part, virtually unopposed for years.

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Common Core

Here’s a lol from the NYS Common Core English test…. for THIRD grade (taken from a blog commenter, from an unlocated blog) :

Instead of a question like: “What caused the character to (insert action here) in the middle of the story?” (which, mind you, is hard enough for an 8-year-old to identify as it is), there were questions like:

“In Line 8 of Paragraph 4, the character says … and in Line 17 of Paragraph 5, the character does … Which of the following lines from Paragraph 7 best supports the character’s actions?”This, followed by four choices of lines from Paragraph 7 that could all, arguably, show motivation for the character’s actions…


and yes – this is TYPICAL of the CC materials – both tests and lessons.


I hear a voice in my head asking, “What is WRONG with this question?”

Where’s a child psychologist when you need one?!? This question is fully abstract. Many adults have trouble answering completely abstract questions, much less NINE-YEAR-OLDS.

But it relates to completely concrete concepts, as referenced in the text…?”

This question only seems completely concrete… to a lawyer. Ah! you say – that’s why this seems so reasonable! And yes, that’s why the CC is filled with questions and lessons composed in this obscure manner – it’s configured to meet the requirements of LAWYERS. When the state commissioner of education…. is a LAWYER, you naturally get this sort of materials for children.

The entire question is composed of references TO SOMETHING ELSE, and there are at least 6 of these references to other material in this ONE question. That’s the Abstract quality – many back-and-forth mental exercises must be made, just to comprehend the question!

Never mind actually figuring out the answer – which in these CC tests, can be vague or uncertain – several answers may be right, but one may be seen as better than the others.

Will return with more Common Core critiques – when I have time…..


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Immigration Answers

Say, I just had an Idea (this morning)…..

Since Congress continues to threaten our security with new iterations of Immigration Reform…. why not start a New program? We could call it “Trading Places.” For every illegal immigrant we catch (– we Deport them – no ifs, ands, or buts…) – BUT for each one we toss out, we ADMIT ONE LEGAL immigrant whose application has been filed.

Okay – to appease the “we’ve got too many already” crowd – let’s make it for every TWO illegals we deport, we accept a properly-vetted, patiently-waiting-to-get-here, prospective new American. And these legal ones we accept can be from the country we deport our illegals to. This will make it more likely that those countries will accept the deportees, if they know that their other constituents are happy and Legal.

We will be getting rid of the moochers, liars, and cheats (oh – and the drug runners!) and in return we will be getting folks who persevere and follow the rules. These traits are far more likely to help immigrants thrive in their new country, than the ability to financially undercut law-abiding businesses, or being able to avoid contact with all law enforcement personnel. And people the world over will know we can be relied on to treat honest folks fairly (like it used to be!)

This would be a terrific way to end the illegal “undocumented” interlopers, because the smartest ones would start to figure that they might have a better chance of coming here, and staying here, if they go home & enter through the right channels. Their way would be paved by the dumb ones, or the sneakiest ones, who think they can still manage to hide in the U.S shadows.

As we deport, deport, deport, and responsible, viable new immigrants arrive, we will find it even more politically-correct (not to mention advantageous!) to continue the deportations. After all, deportations are how we make more room for decent folks to enter.

It’s time to contact our Congresscritters about Trading Places! It’s never too early or late for the right kind of Immigration Reform.

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