Thursday, May 23, 2013

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Happy birthday and many happy returns Wei Qi Adam Wang and Do Re Mon. Born on the same day, across the years. The same day, when in 1533 when the English Reformation began with Henry Viii divorcing his first wife. It was an act of compassion he didn't extend to his second.


Tim Blair – Thursday, May 23, 2013 (12:17pm)

SMH ultrasnob Elizabeth Farrelly, still fuming over a 2012 bicycle lane incident and her subsequent embarrassment, now tries a new angle
A few months back, when I stopped to query a man who’d parked his removal truck across the cycle lane – the third such blockage in half a kilometre – he instantly upped the decibels.
‘’Tell that to Clover,’’ he yelled. ‘’She’s such an educated woman.’’
He was making some impressive leaps, real Alan Jones specials, from cycling to Clover Moore to education-as-insult, in order to collect them all in one elitist basket. What was he saying, exactly? Decently ignorant blokes drive utes? Good guys pollute? Thoughtfulness is unAustralian?
Blogging about this I was immediately accused by a thousand foul-mouthed trolls of hating the proletariat. (I’m sorry, the what?) Of trying to get the poor truckie sacked or jailed so he couldn’t feed his countless hungry children. In fact, for all they knew, the driver was an unusually rude inner-city gay of private means, moving his own stuff into his penthouse as part of a fitness regime.
So, who’s drawing the stereotypes here? 
It’s taken her 274 days to come up with this bizarre diversionary argument. By comparison, simply getting off her bike and walking around the truck would have taken mere seconds.



Tim Blair – Thursday, May 23, 2013 (12:13pm)

The Julian Assange of foliage continues its lonely inhabitation:




Tim Blair – Thursday, May 23, 2013 (12:06pm)

It’s over for the Blue Oval
Ford Australia has announced the closure of its Broadmeadows car factory and Geelong engine plant by October 2016, a move that will cost 1200 people their jobs.
Up to 1200 workers will go from the Broadmeadows and Geelong plants by October 2016 with full entitlements. 
Ford CEO and president Bob Graziano told a media conference that “manufacturing is not viable for Ford in the long term.”
Australia’s Ford operations have lost $600 million in Australia over five years. 
The Falcon name is likely to be retired when local manufacturing ends. Ford’s Australian production history began in 1925.



Tim Blair – Thursday, May 23, 2013 (5:49am)

Islamist horror in the UK: 
Two suspected terrorists were shot by armed police after attacking a pedestrian, believed to be a soldier, with a machete-style knife close to military barracks in an ‘Islamist attack’ …
The BBC reported sources had told them the men were shouting “Allahu Akbar” as they carried out the attack and had filmed carrying it out.
One witness, called James, told LBC radio: “We saw clearly two knives, meat cleavers, they were big kitchen knives like you would use in a butcher’s, they were hacking at this poor guy, we thought they were trying to remove organs from him …
“They were just animals. They then dragged him from the pavement and dumped his body in the middle of the road.” 
One of the killers then delivered this statement:

ITV’s voiceover obscured the murderer’s full message: 
We have heard from a man - an attacker, who you see in the ITV News footgage - with a knife and blood on his hands, saying “...we swear by almighty Allah, that we will never stop fighting you. Until you leave us alone, your people will never be safe”. 
The Guardian reports
Brandishing a cleaver and a knife, and with the body of the victim lying yards away, the man said: “We swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you. The only reason we have done this is because Muslims are dying every day. This British soldier is an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.” 
Follow updates here.
UPDATE. British Muslims denounce the murder: 
I can’t tell you how sick I am of having to tweet every time that these are NOT Muslims. This is NOT Islam. These are f***** up barbarians. 
Key words: “Every time.”
UPDATE II. The BBC reports: 
Footage has emerged showing a man wielding a bloodied meat cleaver and making political statements. 
As the unedited video shows, the man cited the Koran:




Tim Blair – Thursday, May 23, 2013 (4:01am)

Roger Franklin examines the beliefs of official ABC fact-checker Russell Skelton, who five years ago hailed the “great significance” of Kevin Rudd’s 2020 Summit: 
For one weekend a national conversation took place about the future of the country without a bunch of once-influential marsupials shouting down discussion of significant policy issues.
These are the possums of the conservative commentariat. They are an invasive, boisterous species. They make their nests within the pages of Quadrant magazine (an obscure journal with a circulation that is a fraction of the Kmart catalogue), and invade the columns of News Limited papers and the hollowed-out walls of right-wing think tanks. 
He’ll fit in just fine at the ABC, don’t you think? Do read on. Further fact-checker fact-checking atThe Australian.



Tim Blair – Thursday, May 23, 2013 (3:42am)

Youth-based car-b-q activity in Sweden: 
Groups of youth have smashed shop windows, set cars ablaze and burnt down a cultural center as the riots that started in one Stockholm suburb after a fatal police shooting spread to other low-income areas of the Swedish capital …
Gangs of up to 60 youths also set fire to a school and a nursery and hurled rocks at police and fire fighters. 
Prime Ministerial reaction
On Tuesday, Prime Minister Reinfeldt said: “We’ve had two nights with great unrest, damage, and an intimidating atmosphere in Husby and there is a risk it will continue.
“We have groups of young men who think that that they can and should change society with violence. Let’s be clear: this is not okay. We cannot be ruled by violence.” 
To paraphrase Kofi Annan: “Sweden has recently acquired a significant youth population, and is not yet sure how to adjust to it.”
(Via Mr Bingley, who suspects the involvement of his fellow Presbyterians)



Tim Blair – Thursday, May 23, 2013 (3:39am)

The Prick flirts with cannibalism.



Tim Blair – Thursday, May 23, 2013 (3:26am)

The glorious revolution continues: 
Cuba has authorized individual imports of appliances like air conditioners, refrigerators and microwave ovens, lifting a ban in place since 2005, when the measure was adopted amid a wave of energy shortages and blackouts.
Cuban citizens can now bring up to two such appliances per person into the country for noncommercial purposes. 


Hazel Hawke dies

Andrew Bolt May 23 2013 (7:40pm)

She seems to have been a nice woman:
HAZEL Hawke, who was a popular first lady as the former wife of Labor’s longest serving prime minister Bob Hawke, has died.
Sympathies to her family. 


“It is only you versus many people, you are going to lose”

Andrew Bolt May 23 2013 (3:36pm)

True courage from a woman who tried to help the soldier slaughtered by jihadists:
Ingrid Loyau-Kennett ... was a passenger on a number 53 bus which was travelling past the scene, and jumped off to check the soldier’s pulse.
“Being a cub leader I have my first aid so when I saw this guy on the floor I thought it was an accident then I saw the guy was dead and I could not feel any pulse.
“And then when I went up there was this black guy with a revolver and a kitchen knife, he had what looked like butcher’s tools and he had a little axe, to cut the bones, and two large knives and he said ‘move off the body’.
“So I thought ‘OK, I don’t know what is going on here’ and he was covered with blood. I thought I had better start talking to him before he starts attacking somebody else. I thought these people usually have a message so I said ‘what do you want?’…
“...he said ‘I killed him because he killed Muslims and I am fed up with people killing Muslims in Afghanistan they have nothing to do there."… I started to notice more weapons and the guy behind him with more weapons as well. By then, people had started to gather around. So I thought OK, I should keep him talking to me before he noticed everything around him…
“I said ’right now it is only you versus many people, you are going to lose...’
“The other one was much shier and I went to him and I said ‘well, what about you? Would you like to give me what you have in your hands?’...”
Mrs Loyau-Kennett was not the only woman to show extraordinary courage. Others shielded the soldier’s body as the killers stood over them. 
The women or the jihadists. Only one group represents civilisation.
From The Sun:



Tasmania deep in debt: Giddings does a Gillard

Andrew Bolt May 23 2013 (3:29pm)

Labor’s new generation of leaders - not least the women - are reviving the party’s reputation for reckless spending and debt:

TASMANIA’s budget has plunged into record deficit, but the Labor-Greens government, facing an election within 10 months, has chosen ballooning debt rather than further savings to avoid a crisis.
Premier and Treasurer Lara Giddings is this afternoon delivering a budget that outlines a deficit of $425m for the 2013-14 financial year, and a debt of $229m by 2014-15.
Despite the budget crisis, the budget will see a pre-election spending increase of almost 3 per cent...
The profligacy of Kevin Rudd, Julia Gillard, Anna Bligh and Giddings will take a generation to live down. 


Give us your money, the students cried

Andrew Bolt May 23 2013 (1:58pm)

Markkoh attends a protest demanding free education. He discovers protesters in bad need of some.
(Thanks to reader Daniel.) 


The Left must cut its alliance with Islamism

Andrew Bolt May 23 2013 (9:25am)

Former Labor adviser Cassandra Wilkinson on the sinister alliance between the far Left and Islamism - like the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel that is backed by Greens MP:
The BDS presents itself as a reaction to the power of the state of Israel. In reality it is the most recent name for a centuries-old economic persecution of Jews for having the temerity to become educated and entrepreneurial despite their exclusion from many occupations, geographies and institutions…
During a recent visit by Israeli politicians, NSW Labor MLC Shaoquett Moselmane disgraced the house by accusing Israel of running torture camps and claiming Israel is driven by a, “craving to take over other people’s lands"… Moselmane is particularly guileless in his views but others in caucus apply more subtlety to their anti-Israel positions. Several ALP members of the NSW, Victorian and federal parliaments have refused to support resolutions to condemn the BDS…
The [pro-BDS] student protests at UNSW and Sydney University may seem trivial or childish—hardly a “potent force in politics”. However, when a significant minority of our political leaders supports these protests it begins to be possible for them to become potent. All social change, good or bad, begins at the margin…
The London Left is starting to examine the consequences of having made friends with the enemies of Israel. Seeing leading Left politicians such as Ken Livingstone posing with extremists who vilify homosexuals, women and Jews has British lefties such as Nick Cohen asking how a shared hatred of imperialism can paper over the differences between the radical Left and radical Islam.


Ford to quit Australia. Government subsidies wasted

Andrew Bolt May 23 2013 (8:58am)

January 2012:
The Ford Falcon will continue to be produced in Melbourne until at least 2016 after a $103 million investment from the car company and the Victorian and Federal governments…
January 2012:

The Commonwealth will provide $34 million… This funding will also see the Falcon produced at Broadmeadows in Melbourne to at least the end of 2016…
The Prime Minister said today’s announcement was great news for the future of the automotive industry in Australia…
This is exactly the type of investment we identified at the Future Jobs Forum and the PM’s Manufacturing taskforce to help shore up the future of our manufacturing sector.
It’s smart, it’s competitive and best of all it will secure jobs, not only in Victoria but also across the nation.
July 2012:

Ford Motor Co’s (F.N) Australian unit will announce plans later on Tuesday to cut up to 440 jobs at two production plants in Melbourne and nearby Geelong ...
April 2013:

FORMER Ford president Jac Nasser says the demise of the struggling Australian carmaking industry appears inevitable in the face of a high dollar, high costs and excess overseas capacity…
Former Mitsubishi managing director Graham Spurling said this week Holden’s manufacturing days were numbered. “For anybody like the Premier of South Australia to think they’re (Holden) going to stay here until 2022, as they say in that classic movie, ‘He’s dreaming, love’,” he told the ABC. “I also think Ford is on the cusp of shutting up shop as well.”

FORD is expected to announce a huge cut to its Australian operations from 2016.
Rumors suggest Ford will cease production in Australia.
FORD will cease producing vehicles in Australia from October 2016, in a move that will cost 1200 jobs.
Company boss Bob Graziano announced the closure of Ford’s Broadmeadows and Geelong plants in Victoria while unveiling a $141 million after-tax loss for the year.
He said the company had come to the conclusion that it was no longer viable to produce vehicles in Australia.


A fact-checker after the ABC’s own heart

Andrew Bolt May 23 2013 (8:36am)

Is this the kind of fact-checking the ABC’s fact-checker will do?
Accuracy and integrity. Nick Leys, The Australian online, yesterday: 
THE ABC has named senior Fairfax journalist Russell Skelton as the editor of its new fact checking unit ... head of current affairs Bruce Belsham (said:) “The ABC news division is delighted to attract to this position a journalist with Russell’s reputation for accuracy and integrity.” 
Is that a fact? Skelton tweets, May 15:
YES there really (i)s a 97 per cent scientific consensus on global warming.
Let’s check. William Jasper, The New American, May 21:

THE actual number of studies ... that can be said to endorse the position that human activity is responsible for most of the experienced global warming is - get ready for this (drum roll ) - sixty-five. Yes, 65, or around half a per cent, not 97 per cent! And this minuscule number of strong endorsers is actually less than the number of sceptical scientific papers included in the (John) Cook study.
Another fact? Skelton in The Age, September 19, 2011:

ALMOST 20 years have passed since Gerry Hand, a left-wing minister in the Hawke government, introduced mandatory detention. It is hard to think of a more toxic, socially damaging and costly public policy.
More facts. Skelton in The Age, April 25, 2008:

THE 2020 Summit has been just such an exercise. For one weekend a national conversation took place about the future of the country without a bunch of once-influential marsupials shouting down discussion of significant policy issues. These are the possums of the conservative commentariat. They are an invasive, boisterous species. They make their nests within the pages of Quadrant magazine (an obscure journal with a circulation that is a fraction of the Kmart catalogue), and invade the columns of News Limited papers and the hollowed-out walls of right-wing think tanks.
Here is more on the “97 per cent” claim Skelton swallowed. A bit of the fact-checking we hope for from the ABC but so rarely see. 


Our courts must stand up to the Muslim who sits

Andrew Bolt May 23 2013 (8:29am)

Magistrate Jacqueline Milledge was correct. Mohammed Issai Issaka was ”very disrespectful” in refusing to stand for her,
So she was wrong to not send him to the cells until he learned his manners.
Yes, credit to Milledge for at least challenging Issaka when he claimed this week his Muslim faith obliged him to stand for no person. Other magistrates and judges don’t.

But it is a pity it was a confrontation Isaaka won after half an hour.
Isaaka, charged over last year’s riot against an anti-Islamic YouTube video, had his defiance legitimised. He will inspire others who see Australian authorities as weak, and Islam as a powerful creed that justifies trampling on our laws and customs.
In this case the 44-year-old Lakemba immigrant trampled on a tradition – not law – of standing as a judge enters court.
This is not a mark of respect for the judge as a person. Isaaka was not, as he claimed, asked to stand for Ms Jacqueline Milledge.
He was asked to show respect for our rule of law – vital in turning individuals into a community, and tribes into a nation.
Does Isaaka understand that? He’s said to come from Africa. What does he think helped make Australia the safe and well-regulated haven that so many Africans and Muslims bust a gut to come to?
It is that we have laws which bind everyone, regardless of faith, color, wealth or place of birth. Equal protection under the law means we are judged on our merits, not identities.
This breaks down that dangerous temptation to play us-against-them games - to rob or bash Peter because he’s not in the tribe of Paul.
So it’s no surprise that Muslims who in the past refused to stand for our judges include some who feel so little duty to non-Muslim Australians that they plot to kill them. 


Modern immigration: Muslims butcher British soldier, torch Swedish buildings

Andrew Bolt May 23 2013 (8:26am)

In England, Muslim fanatics hacks a soldier to death and then boasts - in an English accent - to the cameras:
Brandishing a cleaver and a knife, and with the body of the victim lying yards away, the man said: “We swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you. The only reason we have done this is because Muslims are dying every day. This British soldier is an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.”
Speaking in a British accent, the man said: “We must fight them. I apologise that women had to witness this today. But in our land our women have to see the same. You people will never be safe. Remove your government, they don’t care about you.”
“Our land”?

In Sweden, an imported Muslim underclass riots again (although many newspapers are still too polite to use descriptors):

Hundreds of youths set fire to cars and attacked police and rescue services in poor immigrant suburbs in three nights of rioting in Stockholm, Sweden’s worst disorder in years.
Last night, a police station in the Jakobsberg area in the northwest of the city was attacked, two schools were damaged and an arts and crafts centre was set ablaze, despite a call for calm from Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt…
Some 15 percent of the population is foreign-born, the highest proportion in the Nordic region. Unemployment among those born outside Sweden stands at 16 per cent, compared with 6 per cent for native Swedes, according to OECD data.
Among 44 industrialised countries, Sweden ranked fourth in the absolute number of asylum seekers, and second relative to its population, according to UN figures.
The BBC is more frank:

More than 80% of Husby’s 12,000 or so inhabitants are from an immigrant background, and most are from Turkey, the Middle East and Somalia.
The Economist earlier this year:

Per Brinkemo ... runs an organisation that specialises in helping Somali refugees from the basement of a Rosengard block of flats… But he is no fan of government policies, pointing out that politicians have little sense of how difficult it is to integrate Somalis into Swedish society. They hail from nomadic societies where trust is reserved for the clan, literacy is rare and timekeeping is rudimentary. Three-quarters of Somali children drop out of school. “For Somali immigrants [coming to Sweden] is like being transported to Mars,” he says.
It’s easy to blame a failure of government programs. It’s telling that such programs are needed in the first place, and it’s fanciful to imagine better ones would solve everything.
In the US:
AN Orlando, Florida man who was shot dead after attacking an FBI agent carried out a gruesome 2011 triple murder with Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, NBC News reports. 

Ibragim Todashev, 27, and Tsarnaev murdered the three men in Massachusetts after a drug deal, NBC News reports, citing law enforcement sources…

Todashev, 27, is not suspected of playing a part in the Boston Marathon attacks, but confessed he was involved in a gruesome triple-murder before allegedly attacking an FBI agent with a knife and being shot dead, NBC News reported earlier.
Why all the claims of shock and surprise at the murder in London? Hadn’t Muslim protesters in Britain made it perfectly clear they see British soldiers as the enemy?

London, 2006 - did we really think this was just words, with no consequences?



Fat white scribblers gotta just suck it up

Andrew Bolt May 23 2013 (8:20am)

The new morality
AS AN ageing, fat, white journalist - and married - I am confused. In how many ways can I be insulted before the police are called?  


Abbott offers Labor-lite, plus honesty

Andrew Bolt May 23 2013 (8:18am)

Politics - federal
IS this really what I want from an Abbott government? The same as Labor, only better?
The excitement among conservatives at the now near-certain defeat of the Gillard Government in September is cooling.
It is being replaced with the realisation that Opposition leader Tony Abbott is not promising big changes, social or economic.
He is instead doing a Kevin Rudd. Rudd campaigned successfully in 2007 as Liberal-lite – someone like John Howard, but fresher.
Likewise, for all his rhetoric, Abbott is campaigning as Labor-lite - without the stuff-ups. 


Labor’s surplus could be a $20 billion deficit

Andrew Bolt May 23 2013 (6:53am)

Labor’s “surpluses” will actually be deficits? You could have fooled me - not:
THE nation’s finances are facing a deep structural challenge that could turn Labor’s promised budget surplus into a $20 billion deficit…
...two independent reports from the Parliamentary Budget Office and the federal Treasury reveal a sharp decline in the structure of the budget that will last for most of the decade…
The simultaneous studies, which were released yesterday in an apparent coincidence, show that the deficit in 2016-17, when the government is promising a $6.7bn surplus, would be between $5bn and $22bn that year, were it not for the Treasury’s assumption that commodity prices would only fall very gradually.
Deloitte Access Economics director Chris Richardson said the average estimate of a $16bn deficit in 2016-17 was a “stunning difference” from the official forecast.
Professor Judith Sloan isn’t buying the Big Government vision of Treasury secretary Martin Parkinson or attempts to blame the Howard Government:

So here is Parkinson’s view of the world. “As the economy expands, government expenditure has tended to expand with it and thus the scope of government services per person has increased, albeit remaining roughly constant as a share of GDP. We also know that health and pension expenditure are set to increase further as the population ages and as changes in preferences and technology drive increased expenditure on health services.”

But here’s the thing - as the economy expands and per capita income rises, we should expect the role of government to diminish, not expand. As a consequence of being wealthier, the welfare bill should decline, at least relatively, and an increasing proportion of the population should purchase services privately....
This point links in with one of the key messages of the Treasury working paper and the PBO report: if it were not for those damned income tax cuts implemented through 2003-04 and 2008-09, all would be hunky dory. The PBO, for instance, attributes two-thirds of the structural budget deficits in the 10 years ending 2011-12 to the income tax cuts.
Are they kidding? Are we expected to believe that the government would not have spent those extra income tax receipts? ...
But one of the messages of the estimates of the structural budget balances produced by Treasury and the PBO this week cannot go unchallenged. This message is that the budgetary pickle we are in is really all the fault of Howard and Peter Costello.
To be blunt, this is just rubbish. Even if we assume that Howard and Costello overspent by not producing even bigger cash surpluses, this government has had plenty of time to reverse the tax cuts and institute spending restraint. It has done neither.
David Uren warns Treasury could be very wrong again:

Treasury believes the continued urbanisation of China will keep Australia’s main exports in short supply, with only modest declines in coming years. Parkinson estimates there will be a 20 per cent fall in Australia’s export prices across the next 15 years, but they still will be about 50 per cent above their long-term averages…
The one number that leaps off the pages of the latest budget documents is the forecast that the terms of trade will decline by no more than 0.75 per cent in the year ahead and a further 1.75 per cent in 2014-15. It is possible but, with iron ore prices having fallen by more than 20 per cent in the past six weeks, it doesn’t seem very likely.
A rival outlook to the one Treasury presents is that China’s growth will slow by more than expected, and the metal intensity of its growth will slow more rapidly as the government reins in the massive infrastructure and property development of the past decade. If Treasury is wrong about China and demand for our resources, it will be wrong about everything else in the budget.
Niki Savva blames the rose-coloured glasses of a Treasurer who believed his own bull:

It is a myth that Treasury offered Peter Costello a range of forecasts during budget preparations and that he chose the most conservative…
Swan also was not offered a choice of forecasts. That does not mean he and his office have not influenced a massaging upwards of the final numbers presented to him…
It is easy to picture what happens. Treasury officials discuss the landscape with Swan, who has returned from yet another International Monetary Fund or G20 finance ministers’ meeting with a rosier outlook of the world and Australia’s place in it. Treasury puts its more sombre view, gets a “come on guys, get real” response from the minister and—voila—the revenues end up higher and the deficit smaller.
When this scenario was put to people in the know, they did not deny it. Also, Parkinson did not deny government influence on forecasting under questioning by opposition assistant Treasury spokesman Mathias Cormann in Senate estimates in February.
Terry MCrann warns the Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics predicts mining investment is about to go over a cliff:

... in the past year, the [mining] boom had switched to money pouring into Australia to fund the construction of new projects that would generate the growth in future export earnings.
When those projects came into production, the increased volumes of exports were expected - hoped - to make up for lower prices…
But what we face is ... an investment cliff…
As BREE noted, in the past 12 months, about $150 billion of projects had either been delayed, cancelled or had “re-assessed development plans.”
Putting it all together, BREE expects that $268 billion committed investment figure to slip only gently to about $256 billion by the end of the year. But then it expects it to plummet to just $70 billion by 2017.
The cliff. It comes in four years, if BREE is accurate.


OMG it is real .. like big foot or Nessie! - ed

After 168 Years, Potato Famine Mystery Solved

By Barbara Maranzani

This is the British soldier who was beheaded on the streets of London today by two Islamic terrorists. May he rest in peace. Condolences to his family.


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The UK, and continental Europe, is feeling the wrath of the Islamic imperative: We infidels have no right to life and the question now being asked is whether it's time to take oysters off the menu.

Islamic spokespeople have denounced the Barbaric act of terrorism in London (as they always do) but of course they dutifully return to the mosques that preach the destruction of their politically correct hosts.

Some Western countries have banned Islamic immigration, others have always banned it and have escaped the worst of what Islam has to offer.

The word “Barbaric” conjures up lessons never learnt...

From the North African Barbary Coast in 395 AD, Barbarian tribes conducted murderous forays into the Roman Empire.

They also infiltrated Rome from the north but the mighty empire foolishly ignored the invasion as something that could be contained.

Soon, many Barbarians began to settle deep within the borders of the empire. It was allowed to happen despite the Barbarian culture openly embracing a bloodthirsty and arrogant war-like lifestyle.

Once they had infiltrated in sufficient numbers they attacked the city of Rome itself, slaughtering and raping Roman citizens, looting and laying waste to the Eternal City.

By 412 AD, they had gained sufficient momentum to attack Spain and parts of what is now France.

The Roman Empire, along with its mighty legions, was brought to its knees by the immigration of a subversive foreign culture.

Rome was to regret that it did not initially meet the Barbarian threat head on when it could easily have dealt with it.

Sixteen hundred years later we discard history in the name of politically correct multiculturalism.

And it’s not as if Islam hasn’t given us notice of what it intends to achieve.

A line in the sand needs to be drawn... and soon.



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Costa Rica's beaches are the nesting sites of four endangered sea turtle species, which return each year to lay their eggs, but egg-poaching is up 30 percent since removing turtle eggs from Costa Rica's beaches became illegal in 1996, said Beth Adubato, a New York Institute of Technology criminologist.

Many of the culprits are Panamanians, who cross the border and take eggs by the truckload. "We see the trucks coming, we see the eggs being taken away, but we don't know how to stop it," she said.

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Hi everyone! Here's the newsletter for May 22nd. Enjoy!

From the Blog

The Obama crony in charge of your medical records

Who is Judy Faulkner?

Who is Ibragim Todashev? Chechen friend of Boston bomber, planning to fly back to Chechnya, killed by FBI agent

Via WESH this morning, check out the story of a fatal shooting involving an FBI agent and a man who knew Boston marathon jihad bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev...

Fox News’ Bret Baier: The DOJ also seized phone records of James Rosen’s parents

Early reports had the Justice Department spying on Fox News reporter James Rosen, who was suspected of committing the crime of… investigative journalism...

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We DEMAND the truth on Benghazi.

Michelle's Top Tweets

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And ... Our Hate Tweet of the Day

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Wow! That is, like, sooooo original.


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