Archive for January, 2013
University where Obama spoke instructs in ‘this type of violence’
The curriculum used to instruct young Egyptian students includes permission for them to use Christians and others as lunch, according to a startling report from Walid and Theodore Shoebat, on the website for Walid Shoebat, a former Muslim Brotherhood member who is now a peace activist.
“In the future, the Egyptian Islamists will not only be conducting systematic violence, but cannibalism against Christians and moderates,” they reported, citing a video interview from a man identified as “One Egyptian scholar” that is online.
The teachings are from the curriculum coming from Al-Azhar University, “the most reputable of all Islamic schools,” according to the report that includes video from the Eretz Zen Channel.
The scholar said, “Listen also to what they teach to kids … It says … We allowed the eating of the flesh of dead humans … under necessary conditions.”
“Egypt is merely going back to its heathen roots,” the report said. “In ancient Egypt human sacrifice was followed by ritual cannibalism. On the temple of Edifu, all lands foreign to Egypt are pictured as being under the feet of the pharaoh, as four men, their arms bound, are about to be ritually sacrificed. As the sacrificial victims are awaiting their deaths, a person hovers over them, reciting the ‘Book of the Subduing of the Nobility.’
“This rite was part of an annual fertility ritual, the depictions of which have netted birds, fish, and mortals, as representing the enemies of the pharaoh – Asiatics, Bediun, Nubians, and others – which were to be eaten for ‘breakfast, lunch, and supper,’” the report said.
“By consuming the flesh of their enemies, the Egyptians believed that they would absorb their desired qualities.”
The Egyptian scholar, whose name was not included in the report, spoke on video, complaining of the teaching curriculum for current Egyptian students.
“This stuff is being taught to kids at al-Azhar (a religious university),” he said. “This is what is being taught to kids right now. When they teach them this kind of stuff, their minds cannot accept civilization any more.”
He quoted from the curriculum: “We allowed the eating of the flesh of dead humans… under necessary conditions. It (human flesh) must not be cooked or grilled to avoid Haram (evil) … and he can kill a murtadd (apostate) and eat him.”
The report said the university finds its “support for cannibalism in Islamic authority. It explains that the justification comes from Al-Shafie, considered a founder of Islamic jurisprudence, who wrote, “One may eat the flesh of a human body. It is not allowed to kill a Muslim nor a free non-Muslim under Muslim rule (because he is useful for the society), nor a prisoner because he belongs to other Muslims. But you may kill an enemy fighter or an adulterer and eat his body.”
See the video, with captions: http://www.wnd.com/2013/01/high-schoolers-told-cannibalism-allowed/#ooid=BwNXN1ODr1PZ61uzbNn5TYsvdsh7K5ZY
The report points out that it was at Al-Azhar in Egypt that Barack Obama gave a 2009 speech “which empowered the Muslim Brotherhood.”
The report said the scholar “also added that the support for cannibalism from Al-Azhar will give the justification for ‘the establishment of committees for Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice that’ll carry out this stuff…”
The scholar identifies the book from which he is drawing his information as from the Azhari Colleges Section, Central Administration for Books, Libraries and Teaching Aides for third-year high school students.
“This sentence was taken from Page 256, from this year’s edition,” he said.
The Shoebats reported also that other incidents in the history of Egypt bear out the use of such depravity.
“If one thinks that the Muslims have evolved into a modern mindset, one must remember what took place in Ramallah in which two Israeli soldiers were beaten and tortured to death, their bodies thrown down a window to the sounds of ‘Allahu Akbar,’ and their flesh then chewed by the crowd,” they wrote.
“Muslims in Ramallah held body parts of [an] Israeli while they cried out, ‘I eat the flesh of my occupier!’”
The report said there already is rampant violence by Islamists in Egypt.
It said in November 2012 “mobsters” entered a shopkeeper’s store to use his restroom. Owner Ahmed Gharib told them they needed to ask permission, so a few minutes later 30 bearded men arrived to “discipline him for insulting a religious figure,” the report said.
They tried to cut off his hand, but he fled, the report said.
“Egypt’s new constitution already establishes that the nation will be having a Saudi-style Shariah police which will be implementing not only this sort of violence, but the eating of human flesh. [President Muhammad] Morsi’s coming ‘moral’ mafia and mere Egyptian individuals will be given the power to partake in such barbarism,” the report said.
The Shoebats noted the nation’s new constitution “mandates that any Islamic edict coming from the government must first go through Al-Azhar University scholars. This means that the OK for cannibalism will be observed in Egypt.”
Ted Shoebat had reported only a few months earlier that there was a case in Egypt where two brothers slaughtered their mother, sister and aunt.
They reportedly had said their sister’s behavior was contrary to morality.
That was followed shortly by a report “of a butcher in Egypt who had killed his wife, flayed her flesh off the bone, and put it for sale as lamb in his market.”
At the time, Ted Shoebat warned, “The perverseness which has evidently possessed the Egyptian masses, who have recently elected Mohammad Mursi, an open member of the Muslim Brotherhood, will only escalate as time moves on. The multitude of maniacal Egyptians is only gradually turning into a crowd of zombies.”
Ok; My Catholic friends don’t believe in any form of birth control; however these -ahem-persons are a good case for it…
BILL AYERS, of the Weather Underground. Terrorist professor, still making mayhem.
Three years after the Department of Education announced a contest called Race-to-the-Top for $4.35 billion in stimulus funds, some parents, teachers, governors, and citizen and public policy groups are coming to an awful realization about the likely outcomes:
A national curriculum called Common Core
Regionalism, or the replacement of local governments by federally appointed bureaucrats
A leveling of all schools to one, low national standard, and a redistribution of education funds among school districts
An effective federal tracking of all students
The loss of the option of avoiding the national curriculum and tests through private school and home school
Working behind the scenes, implementing these policies and writing the standards are associates from President Obama’s community organizing days. In de facto control of the education component is Linda Darling-Hammond, a radical left-wing educator and close colleague of William “Bill” Ayers, the former leader of the communist terrorist Weather Underground who became a professor of education and friend of Obama’s.
This obscenity, appointed by Barack Obama, really needs no introduction.
Indoctrination of young children in bizarre homosexual sex acts was one of his programs. Happy day when he was finally ousted.
3 days of hearings set in Fort Hood shooting case
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — The new judge in the Fort Hood shooting case is to decide this week whether to spare Maj. Nidal Hasan a possible death sentence and let him plead guilty in the worst mass shooting on a U.S. military installation.
(Yahoo news 1-30-13)
MADALYN MURRAY O’HAIR, Right
She is best known for the Murray v. Curlett lawsuit, which led to a landmark Supreme Court ruling ending official Bible-reading in American public schools in 1963. This came one year after the Supreme Court prohibited officially sponsored prayer in schools in Engel v. Vitale http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madalyn_Murray_O’Hair
The first atheist famous solely for her atheism, Madalyn Murray O’Hair started
the movement that eventually saw mandatory prayer barred from tax-funded public
schools in America. She was almost universally despised, by Christians for her
heresy and by other atheists for her abrasive personality and authoritarian
manner. In the summer of 1995 she was murdered and dismembered by a former
employee, David Roland Waters, who died in prison in 2003.
(Interesting that her son, William Murray, got saved) An excerpt from his commentary:
(Statement of William J. Murray first released in 1999)
My mother, brother and daughter were murdered by fellow atheists.
There is no getting around the evidence. For almost three years the national atheist organization my mother once led has claimed she left the country with a large amount of money. This was false and I will tell you in this letter why they told this lie over and over again.
First, I want to talk to you about spiritual matters that the general media does not understand.
My mother was not just Madalyn Murray O’Hair, the atheist leader. She was an evil person who led many to hell. That is hard for me to say about my own mother but it is true.
When I was a young boy of ten or eleven years old she would come home and brag about spending the day in X-rated movie theaters in downtown Baltimore. She was proud of the fact she was the only woman in the movie house watching this filth. My mother’s whole life circulated around such things. She even wrote articles for Larry Flynt’s pornographic magazine, Hustler. My mother lived in spiritual death as Paul writes: “But she that liveth in pleasure is dead while she liveth.” I Timothy 5:6
My mother delighted in hiring unrepentant criminals to work in her atheist office. She particularly enjoyed hiring convicted murderers who had served their time but were unrepentant about what they had done. She got a sense of power out of having men in her employ who had taken human life. It was love of power over people that finally caused not only her death, but the deaths of my brother and my daughter.
My mother had complete power over my brother, Jon, and my daughter, Robin. Although I was able to break away from the evil of this family, an evil that had been there for generations, they could not. My mother did not permit either my brother or my daughter to speak to me. She had total control of them.
My brother would have been forty years old the month he was murdered. He lived with my mother. He had breakfast with my mother. He went to work with my mother. He had lunch with my mother. He had dinner with my mother. He went on vacation with my mother. He never married. He never really even had the opportunity to have a serious relationship with a woman because Of the control my mother possessed over him. My mother had the same control over my daughter. She was just thirty the year she was murdered. She also lived with my mother. My mother used food to control her and make her unattractive to men. By the time she was murdered she was so heavy she had to purchase two airline tickets because she could not fit in one seat.
For twenty years I could not talk to my brother. He would hang up the phone on me or tear up my letters and send them back. The same was true of my daughter. They both called me “TRAITOR” because I had accepted Christ and changed my life. By “traitor” they meant that I no longer followed the absolute direction of my mother as they did.
For the full story read William Murray’s My Life Without God
Yahoo news; Note the collection of lies in Obama’s statement. [I inserted, on website it’s on lower right of photo]
White House petitions: Huge response, headache too
By JOSH LEDERMAN | Associated
“My administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in government. We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and efffectiveness in government.”
— President Barack Obama
His idea of “transparency”, “participation”, “collaboration”, and “openness”…
WASHINGTON (AP) — No, the U.S. will not be building a Death Star. And no, President Barack Obama will not deport CNN’s Piers Morgan or let Texas secede. [“X” – as far as “secession” goes, wouldn’t states using nullification solve the controversy about the civil war decision?]
These are just a few of the wacky notions the White House has been compelled to formally address in recent weeks, part of an effort to put open government into action: the First Amendment right to petition your government, supercharged for the Internet age.
Now, as the Obama administration kicks off its second term, it’s upping the threshold for responding to Americans’ petitions from 25,000 signatures to 100,000, a reminder that government by the people can sometimes have unintended consequences. In this case, a wildly popular transparency initiative has spawned a headache of the administration’s own making.
The idea, announced in 2011, was simple: Engage the public on a range of issues by creating an online platform to petition the White House. Any petition garnering 5,000 signatures within 30 days would get an official review and response, the White House said. Dubbed “We the People,” the program was touted as an outgrowth of the “unprecedented level of openness in government” Obama vowed to create in a presidential memorandum issued on his first full day in office in 2009.
The response was overwhelming, and a month later, the Obama administration increased the threshold to 25,000 signatures, calling it “a good problem to have.” The White House cautioned at the time that it might not be the last time the rules of the program would be changed.
The petitions continued to flood in, ranging from serious pleas for judicial reform and gay rights to sillier appeals to ban baseball bats and give Vice President Joe Biden his own reality TV show.
Many of them, as Internet phenomena are wont to do, went viral.
“The administration does not support blowing up planets,” Paul Shawcross, the science and space chief for Obama’s budget office, wrote in response to a petition suggesting construction of a Star Wars-style Death Star start by 2016.
More than 34,000 people appended their name to that petition.
“This petition led millions of Americans to read about the president’s efforts to ensure American students have the science and technology education they will need to compete for jobs in the 21st century,” said White House spokesman Matt Lehrich, noting that hundreds of thousands clicked links in the response to learn more about Obama’s policies.
Some of the petitions that met the 25,000-name threshold, like one requesting the White House beer recipe, offered Obama opportunities for positive publicity on terms the White House could control. Others forced the administration to formally respond to issues it would rather ignore.
When Piers Morgan, a British-born CNN host, delivered a hot-blooded diatribe advocating gun control in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., tragedy, more than 109,000 people took to the White House website demanding that Morgan be deported. Obama’s press secretary, Jay Carney, nixed that idea in a response noting that the Second Amendment doesn’t trump the First. A list of more than 125,000 names requesting permission for Texas to secede from the union was similarly given a thumbs-down.
The terms of the program give the White House broad latitude to decline to address certain petitions, especially those dealing with law enforcement or local matters — a provision the White House has invoked at least eight times. A petition to disinvite pop singer Beyonce from performing at Obama’s inaugural was removed from the site; the page in its place says the petition violated the terms of participation.
And so it was that the White House, days before the start of Obama’s second term, announced it was increasing the threshold a second time, to 100,000 signatures. Figures released by the administration illustrated the astounding interest in the program: almost 9.2 million signatures on more than 141,000 petitions; more than 162 official responses; and two in three signers saying they found the White House response to be helpful.
“Turns out that ‘good problem’ is only getting better, so we’re making another adjustment to ensure we’re able to continue to give the most popular ideas the time they deserve,” wrote Macon Phillips, the White House director of digital strategy.
Whether the petition initiative and the official responses will, in the long run, be deemed an effective use of White House resources remains to be seen. Another unknown is whether signing the petitions, aside from giving impassioned citizens a chance to be heard, has any effect on how Obama governs. Many petitions call for actions that Congress, not the president, would have to take.
The White House says that the petitions frequently have a real impact on policy and that the deluge of visits to the White House website means added opportunities for Obama to engage directly with Americans.
I just blogged on imported foods; I found yet another sneaky additive in a commonly used item, BECAUSE I READ LABELS. Folks, be skeptial. Investigate everything. Stay alert. Take nothing for granted.
I had a small unopened package of Colgate toothpaste, which is of the type one would save to take when traveling. With all the garbage that is in our food supply, I had a hunch, and looked at the ingredients in this toothpaste. Listed as “antigingivitis” was Triclosan. I entered this in Startpage, and just like so many other chemicals put in products we consume daily, this one is suspect. It was created as a pesticide. We need to make our own decisions!
America is in jepordy because of rogue government; we jepordize ourselves by being oblivious to subtle changes arbitrarily made to what we consume. Whether it’s soap, (you don’t need antibacterial soap; it’s overuse is why there are now more dangerous, resistant germs) toothpaste, or any other commodity, be watchful. Check this out:
Triclosan, one of the most prevalent antibacterial compounds found in products, is the focus of a campaign undertaken by a coalition of health and environmental groups led by Beyond Pesticides and Food & Water Watch, aimed at removing Triclosan from the market. Studies have increasingly linked Triclosan (and its chemical cousin triclocarban), to a range of adverse health and environmental effects, from skin irritation, allergy susceptibility, bacterial, endocrine disruption and compounded antibiotic resistant, tainted water, and dioxin contamination to destruction of fragile aquatic ecosystems.
When introduced to the market in 1972, Triclosan was confined to hospital and health care settings. Since then Triclosan has exploded onto the market place in hundreds of consumer products ranging from antibacterial soaps, deodorants, toothpastes, cosmetics, fabrics, toys, and other household and personal care products. Triclosan’s impact on the consumer market has been aided by the false public perception that antibacterial products are best to protect and safeguard against potential harmful bacteria. However, an article in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, entitled “Consumer Antibacterial Soaps: Effective or Just Risky?” (2007), concludes that antibacterial soaps show no health benefits over plain soaps. This follows a recommendation by the FDA Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee on October 20, 2005 in a statement that antibacterial soaps and washes are no more effective than regular soap and water in fighting infections.
Research into Triclosan’s health and environmental impacts is only just underway, despite its widespread consumer use. Studies have found that it persists in the environment, contributes to the increasing rates of bacterial resistance, has endocrine disrupting properties and causes adverse health problems in humans and wildlife species.
See a list of common products containing Triclosan.
Johnson & Johnson to Phase Out Triclosan. Health care and cosmetics giant Johnson and Johnson has announced that it will soon begin phasing out a number of potentially dangerous chemicals from its personal care brands, including triclosan. The company cites consumer concern over the safety of triclosan as among its reasons for the alteration in its products, hinting that it was uncomfortable with growing body of science linking triclosan to a number of health concerns. The phase out is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2015.
Canada Declares Triclsoan Toxic to the Environment. The Canadian government declared triclosan toxic to the environment, a move which would see the use of the chemical curtailed sharply in Canada. The draft risk assessment found triclosan to be toxic to the environment but did not find enough evidence to say it is hazardous to human health. A toxic designation under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act triggers a process to find ways to curtail a chemical’s use, including a possible ban in a range of personal-care products.
Video: Triclosan 101. Allison Aiello, PhD discusses the antibacterial ingredient triclosan, its efficacy, and potential health impacts as part of the Pesticides and Health Panel at “Healthy Communities: Green solutions for safe environments,” Beyond Pesticides’ 30th National Pesticide Forum, March 30-31, 2012, Yale University, New Haven, CT.
From PRI: Triclosan Safety Questioned. Public Radio International’s Living on Earth (download the show) recently interviewed Beyond Pesticides about the toxic antibacterial agent triclosan, which is found in many consumer products like toothpaste, countertops and children’s toys. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was also interviewed.
Current as of March 2010
Triclosan (2,4,4’ –trichloro-2’-hydroxydiphenyl ether) is a chlorinated aromatic compound. Its functional groups include both phenols and ethers. It is used as a synthetic broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent. Triclosan was first registered as a pesticide in 1969.
EPA completed its reregistration eligibility decision (RED) for the pesticide uses of triclosan in 2008. The RED is available on EPA’s Web site. In addition, the RED, revised risk assessments and Response to Comments document are available in the federal docket at: http://www.regulations.gov in docket number EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0513.
Received from a friend by e-mail. Locally, I have noticed many American sounding brand names, especially on frozen fish; look closely on the label and it will say “product of China”. “X”
Imported food we eat and the junk we buy
Green Giant frozen vegetables are from China, and so are most of Europe’s Best. Arctic Gardens are Okay. So is Birdseye.
Never buy the grocery store garlic unless it is clearly marked from USA or Canada, the other stuff is grown in people poop (even worse than chicken poop). China is the largest producer of garlic in the world. U.S. is next.
Buy only local honey, much honey is shipped in in huge containers from China and re-packed here.
Cold-FX is grown and packed in China and is full of fecal bacteria. Doesn’t work anyway, big scam. If the country of origin is not clearly marked beware. If produce, ask an employee.
Watch out for packages which state “prepared for”, “packed by” or “imported by”. I don’t understand the lack of mandatory labeling, especially the produce. The country of origin should be clearly shown on the item in the store. I go to the local farmers’ markets in season and keep a wary eye open the rest of the year.
Please read this very carefully, and read to the very bottom. It’s important for all of us.
How is it possible to ship food from China cheaper than having it produced in the U.S. or Canada?
FOR EXAMPLE THE “OUR FAMILY” BRAND OF MANDARIN ORANGES SAYS RIGHT ON THE CAN ‘FROM CHINA’. SO, FOR A FEW MORE CENTS, BUY THE LIBERTY BRAND.
GOLD BRAND OR THE DOLE IS FROM CALIFORNIA. Beware, Costco sells canned peaches and pears in a plastic jar that come from China.
ALL “HIGH LINER” AND MOST OTHER FROZEN FISH PRODUCTS COME FROM CHINA OR INDONESIA. THE PACKAGE MAY SAY “PACIFIC SALMON” ON THE FRONT, BUT LOOK FOR THE SMALL PRINT. MOST OF THESE PRODUCTS COME FROM FISH FARMS IN THE ORIENT WHERE THERE ARE NO REGULATIONS ON WHAT IS FED TO THESE FISH.
Recently The Montreal Gazette had an article by the Canadian Government on how Chinese feed the fish: They suspend chicken wire crates over the fish ponds, and the fish feed on chicken s–t.
If you search the internet about what the Chinese feed their fish, you’ll be alarmed; e.g., growth hormones, expired anti-biotic from humans. Never buy any type of fish or shellfish that comes from these countries: Vietnam, China, Philippines.
Check this out personally. I did. Stienfeld’s Pickles are made in India – just as bad!
Another example is in canned mushrooms. No-Name brand came from Indonesia. Also check those little fruit cups. They used to be made in Canada in the Niagara region until about 2 years ago. They are now packaged in China!
While the Chinese export inferior and even toxic products, dangerous toys, and goods to be sold in North American markets, the media wrings its hands! Yet, 70% of North Americans believe that the trading privileges afforded to the Chinese should be suspended! Well, duh! Why do you need the government to suspend trading privileges?
SIMPLY DO IT YOURSELF, CANADA AND THE U.S.!
Simply look on the bottom of every product you buy, and if it says ‘Made in China ‘ or ‘PRC’ (and that now includes Hong Kong ), simply choose another product, or none at all. You will be amazed at how dependent you are on Chinese products, and you will be equally amazed at what you can do without.
THINK ABOUT THIS:
If 200 million North Americans refuse to buy just $20 each of Chinese goods, that’s a billion dollar trade imbalance resolved in our favor…fast!! The downside? Some Canadian/American businesses will feel a temporary pinch from having foreign stockpiles of inventory.
Just one month of trading losses will hit the Chinese for 8% of their North American exports. Then they will at least have to ask themselves if the benefits of their arrogance and lawlessness are worth it.
START NOW and don’t stop.
Send this to everybody you know. Let’s show them that we are intelligent, and NOBODY can take us for granted.
Thanks to gds44 for the link – this is the source post, and video:
Posted on: 10:45 am, January 25, 2013, by Ben Handelman, updated on: 06:09pm, January 25, 2013
!! Video would not embed; here is the link –
MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office released a new public service announcement regarding gun safety on Thursday, January 24th that is getting attention for its bluntness.
In the PSA, Sheriff David Clarke says, “With officers laid off and furloughed, simply calling 911 and waiting is no longer your best option. You could beg for mercy from a violent criminal, hide under the bed, or you can fight back. But are you prepared?”
He goes on to say, “You have a duty to protect yourself and your family. We’re partners now. Can I count on you?”
CLICK HERE to listen to the PSA
Jacob Schneider is a firearms instructor at the MGS Group — attached directly to the Shooters Shop in West Allis. He is happy someone has finally spoken up about the need to own a gun.
“He is saying we are responsible, in a lot of cases for our own personal safety,” said Schneider.
“If he does not feel he is capable of doing this, and he’s not qualified to take on this role of public safety, he should resign and he should do it today,” said Jeri Bonavia of the non-profit Wisconsin Anti-violence Effort.
Bonavia says Clarke is asking citizens to become vigilantes.
“To issue a blanket statement that people should be out there, arming up, and taking care of safety matters that really law enforcement officials are trained to do, is just irresponsible,” said Bonavia.
The office of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said in a statement: “Apparently Sheriff David Clark (sp) is auditioning for the next Dirty Harry movie.”
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke
Clarke fired back with his own statement. It read: ”Several years ago a tire iron-wielding suspect beat Mayor Tom Barrett to within inches of his life. I would think that he would be a lot more sensitive to people being able to defend themselves in such instances. A firearm and a plan of defense would have come in handy for him that day.”
On their Facebook page Friday afternoon, Greenfield Police noted to its residents, “The decision to arm yourself with a firearm is a very personal and private decision that should not be driven by fear that our officers will not respond to your calls for help.” The post urges Greenfield residents to consider taking a concealed carry class, hunter safety and education course, or even take part in the city’s Citizen Police Academy.
The PSA is one in a series of ads being run by the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office. The other ads address drunk driving and texting while driving. The ads will be running on multiple radio stations within southeast Wisconsin.
Monitor FOX6 News and FOX6Now.com for updates on this developing story.
This from Yahoo news – first thing I saw when I went online. These people have learned NOTHING fron history. The road to hell is paved with good intentions. When you don’t face a problem, next time it’s much bigger and more difficult to correct. Sickening!
Thousands march against gun violence in Washington
By Ian Simpson | Reuters
Reuters/Reuters – Washington DC Mayor Vincent Gray (4th L) helps lead the March on Washington for Gun Control on the National Mall in Washington, January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
People bow their heads in prayer during the March on Washington for Gun Control
on the National Mall in Washington, January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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People hold signs memorializing …
People carry signs as they gather …
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Thousands of marchers rallied in Washington in favor of gun control on Saturday, including residents of Newtown, Connecticut, where a mass elementary school shooting reignited the U.S. gun violence debate.
Speakers – including Education Secretary Arne Duncan, lawmakers and actors – urged the protesters carrying such signs as “What Would Jesus Pack?” to lobby Congress and state legislators to back gun control measures.
Duncan, who said one student had died from guns every two weeks while he was chief executive of Chicago’s public schools, denied that gun control was about limiting firearm rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. Murders in that city last year rose to the highest level since 2008, according to police.
“This is about gun responsibility. This is about gun safety. This is about fewer dead Americans, fewer dead children, fewer children living in fear,” Duncan said.
Organizers backed President Barack Obama’s call for a ban on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines and background checks for all gun sales. They also urged safety training for all buyers of firearms.
Marchers stretched for several blocks along Constitution Avenue as they approached the rally site in the shadow of the Washington Monument.
Participants included politicians from Maryland and the District of Columbia, including Washington Mayor Vincent Gray, as well as actress Kathleen Turner and Marian Wright Edelman, founder of the Children’s Defense Fund.
The protest came a week after gun rights supporters held rallies across the United States to oppose firearms control.
The 90-minute rally was organized by Molly Smith, artistic director of Washington’s Arena Stage, and her partner, and co-sponsored by One Million Moms for Gun Control, an advocacy group.
One Million Moms organized similar events on Saturday in about a dozen cities, including San Francisco and Austin, Texas.
About 100 residents of Newtown and surrounding areas attended the rally and march down Constitution Avenue. A gunman killed 20 first-graders and six adults on December 14 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, and numerous speakers and marchers said that rampage had spurred them to act.
“It’s difficult to get laws changed when politicians are bought out, but we have to start somewhere,” said Amy Journo, 38, an occupational therapist whose two sons, ages 5 and 7, attended Sandy Hook.
“I want to ensure that they (children) are safer, not just my children but all across the United States,” Journo said.
A spokesman for the U.S. Capitol Police declined to give an estimate of crowd size, citing department policy.
Obama’s proposals, the most significant attempt at gun-control in decades, face an uphill battle in Congress. The proposals are strongly opposed by gun advocates, such as the powerful National Rifle Association.
The lobbying group has said that current laws need better enforcement, issues of mental health should be addressed and that tighter laws could not have prevented Newtown.
About 11,100 Americans died in gun-related killings in 2011, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There were 19,766 suicides by firearms in 2011, the CDC said.
(Reporting by Ian Simpson; editing by Gunna Dickson)
Bank of America Has Frozen A Gun Manufacturer’s Account: Saying, ‘You Should Not Be Selling Guns and Parts on the Internet’
The Blaze reported, Bank of America allegedly froze the account of gun manufacturer American Spirit Arms, saying the company “should not be selling guns on the Internet,” the company’s owner, Joe Sirochman, alleges.
“My name is Joe Sirochman owner of American Spirit Arms…our Web site orders have jumped 500% causing our Web site e-commerce processing larger deposits to Bank of America. So they decided to hold the deposits for further review,” Sirochman wrote on American Spirit Arms’ official Facebook page on Dec. 29, 2012.
“…as you could imagine this made me furious…After countless hours on the phone with Bank of America I finally got a Manager in the right department that told me the reason that the deposits were on hold for further review,” the post read. “Her exact words were…”We Believe you should not be selling guns and parts on the internet.”
After initially flipping the “f**k out,” Sirochman said he told Bank of America they have no right to make up their own rules and regulations regarding the online sales of firearms.
“[W]e are a firearms Manufacturer with all the proper licensing FFL (Federal Firearm license ), SOT and that we follow all Federal and All States’ rules and regulations on shipping Firearms and parts ..and that we are also Audited by ATF and Homeland Security on a regular basis,” he wrote.
So far, Sirochman says just one-third of the companies Internet sales over a two week period have been released to the company. Needless to say, American Spirit Arms is looking for a new bank.
As CNSNews.com points out, “this isn’t the first time Bank of America has targeted a customer involved in the firearms industry.”
“McMillan Group International was reportedly told that its business was no longer welcome after the company started manufacturing firearms – even after 12 years of doing business with the bank,” the report adds.
They may be a bank, but they are NOT of AMERICA!
Remember what HITLER did….. What did he do with the BANKS……. for the Jews…. Obama
I’d be shopping for a new bank. Try a stable local bank and not the Bank of America.
Why is this DANGEROUS & why you should CLOSE your accounts with Bank of America IMMEDIATELY?
What happens when they suddenly decide “You should not be working in this industry” or “You should not be engaged in this sort of lifestyle” or they look at your transaction records and say “You shouldn’t be buying these types of products”
Run for your life from these people!!
So…. this licensed and approved gun company “Shouldn’t” be selling guns over the internet, and they have unilaterally decided to hold his money.
By that reasoning Bank of America should be completely out of business. Their incompetent business practices resulted in the American People bailing them out to the tune of BILLIONS! of dollars. Their mortgage lending helped result in the collapse of the mortgage industry, they have currently reached a deal with the Federal Government to pay billions in restitution.
AND YET…they have the gall! to condemn an honest business. This is like Charles Manson accusing a hunter for being violent in shooting and skinning a deer.
Do you think McFadden’s claims of the Federal Reserve usurping the Government is far-fetched ?
“The real truth of the matter is that a financial element in the large centers has OWNED the GOVERNMENT since the days of Andrew Jackson.”
“Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an INVISIBLE GOVERNMENT owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people. To destroy this INVISIBLE GOVERNMENT, to befoul the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of today.”
– Theodore Roosevelt
“History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their CONTROL OVER GOVERNMENTS by controlling money and it’s issuance“
– President James Madison
This [Federal Reserve Act] establishes the most gigantic trust on earth. When the President Wilson signs this bill, the INVISIBLE GOVERNMENT of the monetary power will be legalized….the worst legislative crime of the ages is perpetrated by this banking and currency bill. From now on, depressions will be scientifically created.” – Charles A. Lindbergh, Sr., 1913
“A great industrial nation is now controlled by its system of credit… We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely CONTROLLED and dominated Governments in the world”
– Woodrow Wilson [Surprised the Admin. quoted this turncoat; he sold us out by creating the Federal Reserve, and the IRS “X”]
Posted by a PAN member on 1-10-13
Teacher throws flag on floor and stomps it
PAN Member’s comment:
Comment by Mike Rios on January 13, 2013 at 6:34pm
This teacher is undoubtedly a product of the same leftist philosophy that Obama learned and taught. This incident brings to mind the indoctrination that the South Vietnamese people received once the Communists over took the land. They would take the flags and other symbols of the Republic of South Vietnam and throw them down and stomp them. They would then teach the children to do the same and then the children would challenge the parents to desecrate the symbols of their nation. If the parents refused the children told the Angkor guards and their parents were usually executed or tortured or both.
America, let me introduce you to the political ideals of Barak Hussein Obama.
Courtesy of swissdefenceleague, who posted this from:
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