Archive for June, 2014
For the Family,
Power to the Government! Right On! (IFL 2014 N-1)
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Written by Vic Landry on June 28, 2014
As Obama grows in lawlessness, the public loses it’s respect for the government and it’s laws. This loss of respect causes the people to tend to ignore the laws and the government to pass more and more restrictive laws to try to control the populous. This, in turn, causes the public to lose even more respect and so it goes. Unless this death spiral is reversed, the entity known as the United States will cease to exist and America will descend into tyranny or civil war.
We see it now in the growing lack of respect for President Obama. A recent Gallup poll finds just over half of the country does not believe he will tell the truth or be trusted to keep his word. This lack of respect and trust extends to our overseas allies. As Ben Shapiro states in his Brietbart article, Obama has poked a proverbial stick in the eye of Israel, Afghanistan, Iraq, the rebels of Iran, and the anti Russian forces of Ukraine by refusing help when needed. Some parts of the world never liked America but we were feared and respected. Under Obama, America has become an object of derision and become so weakened to the point of being a paper tiger.
Several officials of the Obama administration, when pressed, could not name one country where the relationship had improved since Obama has been president. Obama is on the verge of losing two wars that were almost won. In Iraq the ISIS is turning Iraq into an Islamic caliphate. In Afghanistan, the Taliban is on the ascendancy. In the Ukraine, Putin is reviving the old USSR. All around the world, Obama’s foreign policy is a complete failure.
Now, the IRS claims they lost Lerner’s and six others’ emails for two years. Oddly, they just happened to be the subpoenaed emails by Issa. After many years in the computer business, that doesn’t pass the smell test. Emails are not kept on an individual’s computer. They are kept on a server and are backed up to a RAID: redundant array of INDEPENDENT drives. An email server or local computer crash does not affect the RAID. Even if one of the RAID drives crash, one of the others picks up the data and continues the functionality of the defective drive. The chances of all of the drives crashing is infinitesimal in the extreme. This is the equivalent to a third grader telling his teacher, “The dog ate my homework.” All emails in government, by law, must be backed up and a hard copy kept. Now, it has come to light that a company was hired by the IRS to archive its servers. Unfortunately, the company had its contract terminated after Lerner’s hard drive crashed.
The list of excuses goes so far the end is not in sight. No one in this administration has the intestinal fortitude to give a straight answer. If one of Obama’s minions was asked if the sun was coming up in the east, they would equivocate, dither, hem and haw but never give a straight answer. To top it all off, the answer, if there was one, would be delivered with an arrogant smirk because they know that Obama, Holder, et al will never hold them accountable. The Obama administration makes Teapot Dome look like a lemonade stand. Is it any wonder people are losing respect and trust for this administration?
In my many years I have come to a
conclusion that one useless man
is a shame, two is a law firm,
and three or more is a congress.
– John Adams
Image: Courtesy of:http://artofmodernliving.com/2011/11/
What is Celibacy?
Celibacy can be a choice in life, or a condition imposed by circumstances.
While attending a Marriage Weekend, Frank and his wife Ann listened
To the instructor declare, “It is essential that husbands and wives
Know the things that are important to each other.”
He then addressed the men.
“Can you name and describe your wife’s favorite flower?”
Frank leaned over, touched Ann’s arm gently, and whispered,
“Gold Medal-All-Purpose, isn’t it?”
And thus began Frank’s life of celibacy.
AND YOU THOUGHT I COULDN’T SEND YOU A SMILE TODAY
This is a belated posting, originally posted on June 14th, flag day. “X”
Happy birthday, Stars and Stripes: Why June 14 is Flag Day
By Dennis Jamison, Communities Digital News June 14, 2014
SAN JOSE, June 14, 2014— Flag Day, June 14, is the day the United States officially adopted the Stars and Stripes. It is the birthday of our American flag.
Most Americans, however, may not even realize there is a holiday to commemorate our flag. It is not an official federal holiday, so Americans may wonder what meaning does the day truly have?
The day of June 14 is historic because the Continental Congress passed an official resolution on June 14,1777, “that the flag of the United States be 13 stripes alternate red and white; that the Union be 13 stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.”
With this decree came no specific direction of how the stars were to be arranged. Indeed, such lack of direction led to several different designs of stars, with some arranged in a circle, and some arranged in horizontal lines. Practically, it was up to the flag maker’s discretion as to how the stars were to be arranged on the field of blue.
Ironically, this resolution of Congress made the U. S. flag the official emblem of the country before the U.S. government became officially authorized or recognized. 1777 was the same year that the Continental Congress approved the Articles of Confederation, the document that organized the revolutionary government of the fledgling nation. But, it was not until 1781 that the colonies finally ratified the Articles and the United States became a self proclaimed government of the people.
While the chronology may seem inconsequential, it may represent a deeper significance. The design of the flag is recognized as a symbol of the people: the red and white stripes represent the original thirteen colonies and the stars were meant to represent each new state that entered the union. Fundamentally, the flag represented the organization of each of the populations in their respective geographic regions. The flag essentially represented the unity of the people in their desperate desire for freedom.
In other words, the flag was understood to be a symbol of the unity of people and not simply a representation of the government of the United States because at the time, there was no official government. The birth of the flag, reflective of the unity of the people in their desire for freedom from tyranny, was ultimately followed by the adoption of the guiding principles of the first government, which was eventually followed by the recognition of Britain and France that the United States was a legitimate nation within the community of nations.
Through our history, though the flag changed over time, it still remained the Stars and Stripes and the U.S. flag still remained the symbol of the union of a free people. As the nation grew, the Stars and Stripes became entwined with the history of the people’s struggle for freedom and self-determination. It was a symbol of hope against all hope during the War of 1812, when Francis Scott Key witnessed the miracle of the flag still flying above Ft. McHenry after 25 continuous hours of British naval bombardment. This single event in U.S. history, captured in the words of an eyewitness, gave proof not only that the “flag was still there,” but that American resolve was still alive.
At other moments in our country’s history, the flag represented hope and the symbol of freedom from tyranny. One of the most famous pictures during World War II is the picture of U.S. Marines raising the flag above Iwo Jima. The symbol of the flag being raised in a victorious manner, after such an embittered battle, gave hope to Americans that the war could soon end. After September 11, 2001, the picture of the firefighters raising the U.S. flag amidst the rubble of the destruction of the toppled towers gave hope to the nation that America could overcome such insidious devastation.
Throughout our nation’s history, the flag also served as a symbol to other people in other lands yearning for freedom because the United States ultimately earned the reputation as the land of a free people, despite the fact that many of the people who came to this land had to fight for their respective freedom. The majority of people have attained freedom in this country because they were willing to work for it and even fight for it. The founders managed to plow the field and sow the seeds of liberty. There were no guarantees made that this incredible experiment would ever work perfectly, or even work at all.
The structure and organization of our government permitted this quest and struggle for freedom for so many people from all over the world. This nation today is a land where such freedom is cherished even to the point of allowing people their freedom to burn the flag. But even when someone burns the flag in disrespect, it says much more about the vandal than the action of desecration. It either indicates the one who destroys the flag is quite ignorant or quite intolerant of what the land of the free truly means.
Our flag deserves to have a birthday. It has represented to so much to so many throughout our country’s turbulent history. It still represents so much to so many today, yet there are those who understand so little about the genuine value of the flag of the United States. It especially is still the flag of “us” – we the people. May “that Star-spangled Banner still wave… Oe’r the land of the free and the home of the brave…”
1. In 2013, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) proposed an “assault weapon” and “large” ammunition magazine ban that would have banned all detachable-magazine semi-automatic rifles and shotguns.
NRA-ILA fact sheet: S. 150: The Biggest Proposed Gun Ban in American History.
2. This year, Feinstein asked President Obama to order the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to tighten restrictions on the importation of semi-automatic firearms and their parts.
Grassroots Alert article: Feinstein Wants Obama to Pull a Clinton on Firearm Importation.
3. Last year, legislation was introduced to impose “universal” background checks, which would have amounted to registering all firearm sales and paved the way for registering all firearms possessed.
NRA-ILA fact sheet: Private Sales Restrictions and Gun Registration.
4. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has attempted to ban the importation of certain shotguns.
Grassroots Alert article: NRA Files Comments Opposing Shotgun Importation Ban
Grassroots Alert article: BATFE Modifies Shotgun Import Ban Study, Still Gets it Wrong
5. BATFE also considered whether to restrict solid hunting bullets as “armor piercing ammunition.”
Grassroots Alert article: BATFE Taking Comments on Sporting Purposes Exemption to Armor-Piercing Ammunition Law.
6. This year, BATFE restricted 5.45x39mm 7N6 as “armor piercing ammunition.”
Grassroots Alert article: BATFE Publicly Confirms Administration’s Ammunition Import Ban.
7. This year, BATFE has proposed to excessively expand the categories of persons prohibited under federal law from acquiring or possessing firearms on mental health grounds.
Grassroots Alert article: NRA Opposes Administration’s Plan to Broaden Reach of Mental Health-Related Gun Bans.
8. Last year, the Obama Administration signed the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty. Washington Times.com. NRA opposed the treaty.
House Bill 1224 bans the sale, transfer or possession of a magazine capable of holding more than fifteen rounds of ammunition and any magazine larger than fifteen rounds that is manufactured in Colorado on or after the effective date must include a serial number and date of assembly. HB 1224 was signed into law by Governor John Hickenlooper on March 20.
House Bill 1228 imposes an undetermined fee (gun tax) for undergoing a background check through the Colorado Bureau of Investigation InstaCheck system. HB 1228 was signed into law by Governor John Hickenlooper on March 20.
Universal Background Check
House Bill 1229 imposes “universal background check.” HB 1229 was signed into law by Governor John Hickenlooper on March 20.
(For above bills)
Ban of online firearm training for concealed carry permit holders
Senate Bill 195 bans all-online firearm training for concealed carry permits.
SB 195 was signed into law by Governor John Hickenlooper on May 24.
Senate Bill 1094 expands Connecticut’s current ban on some semi-automatic rifles to include .22 caliber rifles with one or more certain cosmetic features. SB 1094 was signed into law by Governor Daniel Malloy on June 18.
Senate Bill 1160, omnibus anti-gun legislation, was signed into law by Governor Dannel Malloy on April 4.
House Bill 35 which imposes “universal” background checks was signed into law by Governor Jack Markell on May 8.
Lost or Stolen
Senate Bill 16 imposes lost and stolen reporting requirements. SB 16 was signed into law by Governor Jack Markell on June 12.
NICS Background Check
Senate Bill 69 requires fingerprinting and processing through NICS in addition to the already existing registration requirement on all firearms brought into the state. SB 69 was signed into law by Governor Neil Abercrombie on July 9.
Firearm Safety Act
Senate Bill 281 bans the transport, sale, purchase, transfer or possession of commonly owned semi-automatic centerfire rifles that have a detachable magazine and two additional characteristic restricts magazine capacity to no more than ten rounds and requires a state permit-to-purchase, rent or otherwise be in possession of a handgun. SB 281 was signed into law by Governor Martin O’Malley on May 16.
Firearm Safety Act
Ban of Commonly Owned Semiautomatic Firearms/Magazine Capacity/Firearms Registration/Ammunition Restrictions/Mental Health Senate Bill 2230 bans commonly owned semi-automatic firearms and magazines, firearm registration and restrictions on ammunition purchases and requires mental health practitioners to report if someone is a threat to himself or others (without requiring an adjudication) and such person must surrender their gun. SB 2230 was signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo on January 15.
House Bill 43 requires organizations like the NRA who engage in political speech to immediately disclose the names of virtually all of its donors, including those who pay membership dues. HB 43 was signed into law by Governor Gary Herbert on April 1.
Senate Bill 53 would require the purchasers of ammunition to register with the state Department of Justice prior to purchasing any ammunition.
Senate Bill 199 bans the sale/transfer of used and antique BB devices and imitation firearms that are not colored as specified.
Senate Bill 808 imposes restrictions and fees on the ability to make, or even assemble, a personal firearm, along with requiring serialization and registration of that personal firearm and requires all firearms made and assembled prior to enactment to have serial numbers and be registered.
Assembly Bill 1014 would allow any person to seek a “gun violence restraining order” against another person.
Assembly Bill 1609 would impose unnecessary limitations on the transfer of firearms by law-abiding citizens, requiring that all transfers be completed through a CA gun dealer, regardless of the circumstances.
Assembly Bill 1964 would remove existing exemptions for all single-shot pistols, other than those with a break top or bolt action, from California’s roster of “not safe” handguns.
Assembly Bill 2305 would expand CA law by imposing criminal liability if an individual unknowingly carries a firearm on or about his or her person.
Assembly Bill 2310 would reenact provisions authorizing a city prosecutor or city attorney in specified counties to file an action for unlawful detainer to abate a nuisance caused by an illegal conduct involving firearms or ammunition.
Senate Bill 1002 bans the possession, purchase, manufacture, sale or delivery of all ammunition magazines that can hold more than ten rounds of ammunition or that can be converted to hold more than ten rounds of ammunition.
Senate Bill 1342 (House Amendment 2) creates and imposes mandatory minimum felony penalties for individuals who carry or possess a firearm on any public street, alley or public lands.
Senate Bill 3659, the public safety act, seeks to ban the possession, delivery, sale and purchase of many semi-automatic firearms and accessories.
House Bill 815 imposes restrictions on magazine capacity and shooting ranges.
restrictions.aspx?s=House+Bill+815&st=&ps=House Bill 1263 bans many commonly owned firearms.
House Bill 2265 imposes mandatory minimum felony penalties ranging from three to ten years in prison for those who carry a firearm without a Concealed Carry License (CCL) or possess a firearm without a Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card.
House Bill 3646 provides that any owner of an establishment that serves alcohol on its premises who maintains a retail liquor license and allows for the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages on its premises as an on premise consumption retailer, (deletes if more than 50% of the establishment’s gross receipts within the prior 3 months is from the sale of alcohol) who knowingly fails to prohibit concealed firearms on its premises or who knowingly makes a false statement or record to avoid the prohibition of concealed firearms on its premises shall be guilty of a business offense with a fine up to $5,000.
House Bill 3669 provides that a licensee who knowingly carries a firearm on or into a building, real property, or parking area under the control of a public or private pre-school, elementary or secondary school, college, or university is guilty of a Class 4 felony for a first offense and a Class 3 felony for a second or subsequent offense.
House Bill 3714 imposes a two percent surcharge (tax) on firearm ammunition.
House Bill 4517 provides that a concealed carry licensee shall not knowingly carry a firearm on or into any building, real property and parking area under the control of a restaurant.
House Bill 4574 provides that the Department of State Police shall suspend for five years the FOID card of a person who has been convicted of a third violation of the provision of the Criminal Code of 2012 that makes it an offense for a person who possesses or acquires a firearm and thereafter loses the firearm, or if the firearm is stolen from the person, to fail to report the loss or theft to the local law enforcement agency within 72 hours after obtaining knowledge of the loss or theft.
House Bill 4715 provides that every person must register each firearm he or she owns or possesses.
House Bill 4754 creates the offense of unlawful use of a three-dimensional printer to create a firearm.
House Bill 4779 provides that a person shall not carry a concealed firearm onto private real property of any type without prior permission from the property owner. It also provides that a real property owner shall indicate permission to carry concealed firearms onto the property by clearly and conspicuously posting a sign at the entrance of a building, premises, or real property under his or her control, except this posting is not required if the property is a private residence.
House Bill 5490, mandatory lost and stolen reporting legislation.
Ongoing Litigation into 2014 Concerning SB281 signed by Governor O’Mally on May 16, 2013
Senate Bill 1126 establishes a Firearms Violence Prevention Trust Fund.
House Bill 47 bans any magazine capable of holding more than ten rounds, establishes a seven round magazine limit, limits the purchase one firearm a month and mandates a background check and a fee (gun tax) for the private transfer of firearms including family and friends.
House Bill 3250, microstamping legislation.
House Bill 3253 increasing the tax on the sale of firearms and ammunition.
House Bill 4121 would give police chiefs discretion in licensing owners for shotguns and rifles, ban the private sale of firearms without a licensed gun dealer and require gun owners to provide a list of all firearms they currently own to the state with each renewal of their license, among many other things. Additionally, it would grant authority to the state Attorney General to remove certain firearms from the approved “firearms roster.”
House Bill 4774 an act that would regulate and license the selling, purchasing, possession and carrying of certain firearms.
New Jersey (1/12/15)
Assembly Bill 2006 / Senate Bill 993
Magazine and Gun Ban Legislation
Senate Bill 684 revises the definition of destructive device to include certain weapons of 50 Caliber or greater.
Senate Bill 1137 prohibits sale and possession of undetectable firearms manufactured using 3D printing technology.
Assembly Bill 253 disqualifies persons named on federal Terrorist Watchlist from obtaining firearms identification card or permit to purchase handgun.
Assembly Bill 672 establishes a ballistics identifier program for certain firearms.
Assembly Bill 673 requires firearms to be unloaded and securely locked or stored in within the home.
Assembly Bill 674 requires seizure of firearms when mental health professional determines patient poses threat of harm to self or others.
Assembly Bill 851 requires firearms endorsement on driver’s license or non-driver identification card.
Assembly Bill 2028 / Senate Bill 154 revises statutes concerning firearms purchaser identification cards and handgun purchase permits; makes handgun purchase permit valid for four years.
Assembly Bill 2777 amends state statutes with to allow for reasonable deviations with transporting firearms. We suggested a one-word amendment that would make the bill a pro-
gun bill and an improvement over current law, but as written, the bill is actually worse that current law.
Assembly Concurrent Resolution 92 urges the President and Congress to enact stronger firearms laws.
New York (1/7/15)
Senate Bill 68A / Assembly Bill 2023 requires semi-automatic pistols manufactured or sold a gun dealer in New York to be capable of microstamping ammunition.
Senate Bill 572A prohibits purchasing more than one firearm during any thirty-day period.
Senate Bill 575 imposes “universal background checks” for the sale of firearms.
Senate Bill 2028 bans the sale, use and possession of .50 caliber or larger firearms.
Assembly Bill 3186A requires the reporting of lost or stolen firearms to local police authorities within 72 hours.
Assembly Bill 3221 requires the “safe storage” of firearms.
Assembly Bill 3244-A would require all current semi-automatic pistols in production and all newly designed semi-automatic pistols delivered to any licensed firearms dealer in New York to mechanically stamp an alpha-numeric or geometric code that would imprint the make, model or serial number onto the cartridge case when the gun in discharged. Assembly Bill 3908A requires owners of firearms to obtain liability insurance.
Assembly Bill 3941-A – “Children’s Weapon Accident Prevention Act” seeks to force its way into gun owners’ homes by criminally penalizing those who store their weapons in a way other than what this bill deems appropriate.
Assembly Bill 5012 imposes a ten-day waiting period for all firearm purchases.
Senate Bill 18 prohibits a person from knowingly acquiring, possessing, carrying or using an “assault weapon” and to require the state Attorney General to prepare for the establishment of a firearm and ammunition transactions database.
House Bill 31 establishes the crime of criminally negligent storage of a firearm.
Senate Bill 191 imposes a one-gun-a-month restriction.
Senate Bill 435 bans “assault weapons” and “high capacity” ammunition magazines over ten rounds.
House Bill 239 requires all firearms to be registered with the Pennsylvania State Police.
House Bill 335 provides for licenses and for sale or transfer of firearms by adding that the application for a license to carry a firearm shall affirm that the applicant has never received mental health treatment on an inpatient or outpatient basis. A seller shall similarly ask if the purchaser has ever received mental health treatment on an inpatient or outpatient basis.
House Bill 517 prohibits the possession, use, control, sale, transfer or manufacture of an “assault weapon.”
House Bill 518 prohibits individuals from using force for the protection of property, an individual or one’s own well-being, if the person is either able to retreat or instructed by peace officers or public safety dispatchers not to pursue the suspect.
Rhode Island (6/23)
Senate Bill 2318 / House Bill 7838 imposes a ten percent “supplemental tax” on firearms and ammunition.
Senate Bill 2632 would impose burdensome restrictions on semi-automatic “assault weapons” and limit magazine capacity to ten rounds.
House Bill 5990 / Senate Bill 859 imposes restrictions on the manufacture, transfer and possession of certain semi-automatic “assault weapons” and ban magazines containing more than ten rounds.
House Bill 5993 / Senate Bill 865 abolishes all “shall issue” carry permits and grant the Attorney General sole issuing authority.
House Bill 6160 removes the town clerk and sergeant from the list of licensing officers for concealed carry permits.
House Bill 7310 prohibits persons convicted of domestic violence misdemeanors from owning firearms.
House Bill 7583 bans the manufacture, sale, possession and transfer of semi-automatic “assault weapons.”
House Bill 7584 bans semi-automatic “assault weapons” and magazines exceeding ten rounds.
House Bill 7585 creates a ten-round magazine limit and prohibit the possession of magazines exceeding ten rounds, making it punishable as a felony.
House Bill 7587 changes the local law enforcement issued permits from “shall” issue to “may” issue, meaning local officials could virtually end concealed carry in the state.
House Bill 7838 requires the use of non-toxic ammunition for hunting whenever such ammunition is available. (lead ammo bill)
Abandon the rose colored glasses. The Regime’s actions promise a new era of terrorist activities. This is unconscionable and why we -among other actions- need to continue to recycle Congress. “X”
If the release of five top Taliban leaders for a deserter, who may also now be a jihadist, didn’t get you riled up, then perhaps this will. It was reported at the end of the week that the Obama administration released a dozen non-Afghan detainees to their respective homes from a US military prison in Afghanistan.
The Obama administration has quietly repatriated a dozen detainees from a small U.S. military prison in Afghanistan, moving a modest step closer toward winding down the United States’ controversial post-9/11 detainee system.
President Barack Obama, in a letter to Congress released on Thursday, informed U.S. lawmakers that about 38 non-Afghan prisoners remained at the Parwan detention center outside of Kabul, down from around 50 a few months ago.
A U.S. defense official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that a Frenchman, a Kuwaiti and 10 Pakistani prisoners were sent back to their respective home countries at the end of May.
The remaining detainees include Yemeni, Tunisian and more Pakistani nationals, and a Russian who the United States is also considering trying in a military or civilian court.
The transfers, which are not publicly disclosed, underscore the challenges the Obama administration faces in shutting down Parwan and the larger U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, which has been widely criticized by human rights groups since being populated in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
The report went on to say that some of the detainees had not been charged with a crime. However, consider that these were released under similar circumstances to the Taliban five. What were those circumstances? According to the report, “Pakistani officials have said that returned detainees would be kept under surveillance to make sure they had no militant links.”
Oh, so basically, they are going to let them walk around free like the Taliban five are currently doing in Qatar, allegedly under the watchful eye of the Qatar government. We already know one of those men is openly declaring the he will once again engage the US in jihad, but that doesn’t bother Barack Obama and company. No, and folks if you think this is incompetence, you are in need of a stronger coffee. It’s purposeful, intentional and it’s calculated.
Back in February, Afghan President Hamid Karzai released 65 prisoner that the Obama administration claimed were too dangerous to release, but did the administration do anything to stop it? No, not one thing.
And where is South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham on this latest prisoner release? Well, Mr. “Shut up! You don’t get a lawyer” had said that if any more jihadists were released Obama should be impeached, seems to be awfully quiet about this one; and this time it’s more than twice as many as the last time and we got nothing in return. Granted, Graham did specifically refer to those being detained at Guantanamo Bay. But I find his silence deafening, especially when he would be in favor of you or I, as American citizens, being indefinitely detained without due process under the NDAA.
These actions are the actions of a traitor. Barack Obama needs to be immediately impeached and then put on trial for his crimes. Every elected official who merely gives rhetoric to dealing with the criminal actions of this usurper, but fails to do their constitutional duty and impeach him is complicit in his crimes.
Above article convinces me that I wasn’t “out of bounds” in making my recent blog post [link below] “As regards Iraq and ISIS”.
Rather than go into a long dissertation on Islam -the facts being already known- I’d just point out that recent events in Iraq are the same damnable ones we witnessed in another country, Vietnam, after having lost over 53,000 of our young men in the process.
Here is an excerpt from Girls Just Wanna Have Guns:
Iraqi Christians in Danger, Fleeing from Jihadist Advance
/ 14 June 2014
As the jihadists swept into Mosul this week, they reportedly looted and torched churches, raised their black “there is no god but Allah” flags and started demanding that women wear the Islamic veil.
The Assyrian International News Agency identified two of the targeted churches as the Chaldean Church of the Holy Spirit, and an Armenian church under construction, which it said was bombed.
Barnabas Fund, an aid agency that supports minority Christians in Islamic countries, said the attacks on churches were “a clear statement from ISIS that they are no longer welcome in Mosul.”
“It is feared that this latest exodus could be the final death knell for the Christians of Iraq,” said Barnabas international director Patrick Sookdheo.
“Having previously sought refuge in Syria, this is no longer an option, and as ISIS violence threatens the stability of the wider region, Christians have very few places of safety to which to run.”
An Iraq-based representative of the religious freedom advocacy group Open Doors sounded a similar warning.
“This could be the last migration of Christians from Mosul,” the organization quoted the representative as saying. Open Doors says an estimated 1,000 Christian families were living in the city as of Monday this week.
“The Islamist terrorists want to make Iraq a ‘Muslim only’ nation and as a result they want all Christians out,” Open Doors USA President/CEO Dr. David Curry said in a statement.
History is repeating itself yet again; Congress needs to force the sphincter muscle in the whitehouse to assist in the evacuation of all Americans still there: Civilians, contractors, military personnel, and all Christians as well.
Let the misbegotten -omitted- take their damned country. Let them kill each other off; they’re unconscionable, and bestial brutes. The only time they quit fighting among themselves is when they unite to attack Israel.
If the situation gets so bad that the U.N. comes crying for us to intervene, our answer should be:
We will not sacrifice one more American life in an Islamic country; the only intervention we will use is the method we used against Hiroshima, and Nagasaki. Take it or leave it.
Shows the interaction of Antarctic currents and the Sun, among many other factors, that shape and regulate climate. Click on picture to connect.
Earth From Space
Detailed satellite images reveal the web of connections that sustain life on Earth. Airing June 26, 2013 at 9 pm on PBS Aired June 26, 2013 on PBS
Originally aired 02.13.13
“Earth From Space” is a groundbreaking two-hour special that reveals a spectacular new space-based vision of our planet. Produced in extensive consultation with NASA scientists, NOVA takes data from earth-observing satellites and transforms it into dazzling visual sequences, each one exposing the intricate and surprising web of forces that sustains life on earth. Viewers witness how dust blown from the Sahara fertilizes the Amazon; how a vast submarine “waterfall” off Antarctica helps drive ocean currents around the world; and how the Sun’s heating up of the southern Atlantic gives birth to a colossally powerful hurricane. From the microscopic world of water molecules vaporizing over the ocean to the magnetic field that is bigger than Earth itself, the show reveals the astonishing beauty and complexity of our dynamic planet.
By way of explanation…
Some valued constituents, all conservative bloggers, have thought I was a bit heavy handed, when, on occasion, I found the need to comment on improper use of grammar.
I just received an e-mail from a veteran, that contained some humorous – and risqué, be warned! – examples of WHY proper grammar IS important. These represent some of the contents:
AND her dog… what would PETA do? LOL
– I rest my case –