Friday, January 31, 2014

let's just redesign the whole creation…

GM crops containing fish oil nutrients could be grown in UK within months

Miranda Prynne
The Telegraph
24 January 2014

"The researchers hope to produce the world’s first sustainable plant source of omega-3 fatty acids, normally found in oily fish, by “cutting and pasting” genes taken from marine algae.'t"


…facetiously speaking.

the Grammys and the collapsing culture

Grammy Awards Reveal Collapsing Culture and the Christian Mission in a Pre-Christian Nation

Deacon Keith Fournier
Catholic On-line
29 January 2014

"What is happening in our Nation involves competing definitions of human freedom, human flourishing and human progress. It is the promotion of faithful, monogamous marriage, family, authentic human freedom, the dignity of every human person - and the insistence that there are objective truths that can be known and unalienable rights endowed on all men and women - which have guided true progress in human history."


don't eat the fish

SURPRISE: You're Eating Fukushima Radiation and Bloody, Cancerous Tumors in Fish Contaminated By Radiation

Turner Radio Network
28 January 2014

"The government and the nuclear power industry claim we have nothing to worry about.  When you see the photos below, you may want decide for yourself if they're telling the truth."


Hat tip: Steve Quayle

This is a new article about the old story, but if you have not been reading any of it, the photos will at least get readers up to speed…

women and obscenity

Feminist Laura Levites To Cathy McMorris Rodgers: "I Want To Rip Out Your Uterus And Eat It"

Janna Brock
Freedom Outpost
29 January 2014

"The state of The union is pathetic, and the state of the American culture is worse. Feminists have taken to obscenities that would never be publicly expressed a generation ago, much less said in private. But Satan is in full attack mode, and wicked feminists are seeing blood."


not pointing fingers but…

Sen. Mark Udall’s son arrested for heroin possession

Greg Campbell
The Daily Caller
31 January 2014

"Colorado Democratic Sen. Mark Udall’s 26-year-old son Jed was arrested for heroin possession and breaking into cars in Eldorado Springs Wednesday."


…this is becoming a national problem for our sons and daughters.

Vermont's opiate crisis
Florida: "epidemic"
A tainted batch in Pennsylvania: 17 deaths
New Jersey: on the rise
New Hampshire: "alarming rate"
Arizona: "drug of choice for young people"
Ohio: "falling out of the sky" (March 2012)
And of course, California: "…at such a young age"

I'm stopping right there as I believe the point is made…all but one of those links is current.

Kate Boccia's work in Atlanta continues at HOPE A Parent's Initiative

roadside TSA

Roadside violation: Drivers, passengers say police searched inside underpants

Jodie Fleischer
30 January 2014

"Fleischer's research found at least half a dozen reports of similar actions by officers in various metro area departments. The drivers and passengers were reluctant to speak publicly because they were embarrassed.."


what happened in Atlanta (reprise)

The Day We Lost Atlanta

Rebecca Burns
29 January 2014

"What happened in Atlanta this week is not a matter of Southerners blindsided by unpredictable weather. More than any event I’ve witnessed in two decades of living in and writing about this city, this snowstorm underscores the horrible history of suburban sprawl in the United States and the bad political decisions that drive it. It tells us something not just about what’s wrong with one city in America today but what can happen when disaster strikes many places across the country. As with famines in foreign lands, it’s important to understand: It’s not an act of nature or God—this fiasco is manmade from start to finish. But to truly get what’s wrong with Atlanta today, you have to look at these four factors, decades in the making."


and the bacchae writhed

‘America's First Dictator…'

Erica Ritz
The Blaze
29 January 2014

"Beck said he believes every American should document that “this was the State of the Union where our president declared he would become America’s first dictator…"

But Beck said that perhaps more “chilling” than the president’s repeated assertions that he will go around Congress, was that half of the U.S. Congress was actually standing up and cheering."


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

the veto man

Obama Would Veto Bill to Completely Ban Taxpayer Funding of Abortions

Steven Ertelt
Life News
29 January 2014

"The House of Representatives yesterday approved legislation that will put in place a complete ban on taxpayer funding of abortions that ensures abortions are not directly funded in any federal governmental program or department. The White House says President Obama would veto it."


the applause resounding…and resounding…and resounding

Obama Promises To Enact Gun Control Laws “With Or Without Congress”

Steve Watson
29 January 2014

"Among a myriad of promises to create and sign laws using his magic executive order pen, the president vowed during last night’s State of The Union Address to pass more strict gun control laws, even if it means bypassing the Congressional process."


I kept hearing the applause. For the rest of it, I just didn't want to listen…

Alan Caruba's post on the State of the Union speech includes a cartoon that I sympathize with totally.

more from Infowars

If only instead of all that applause, the good folk remaining in Congress had all just walked out…

now if only he should win…

Edward Snowden nominated for Nobel Peace Prize for making the world safer

Staff Reporter
ABC | Reuters
20 January 2014

""There is no doubt that the actions of Edward Snowden may have damaged the security interests of several nations in the short term," Mr Solhjell and fellow MP Snorre Valen said in a joint statement.

"We are, however, convinced that the public debate and changes in policy that have followed in the wake of Snowden's whistle-blowing has contributed to a more peaceful, stable and peaceful world order.
"His actions have in effect led to the reintroduction of trust and transparency as a leading principle in global security policies.""


Hat tip: Steve Quayle

patterns of a growing evil include…

Inside the 'portal to hell…'

Laura Collins
Daily Mail
28 January 2014

"…today, the veteran police officers, experienced physicians, paramedics, nurses, social workers and clergy linked to the case speak of being ‘attacked’ by demons, profoundly shaken and left with little choice but to believe that ‘something’ possessed the 32-year-old mother-of-three and the rented home in which she, her children and her mother, lived from November 2011 until May 2012."


At the Grammys #1
At the Grammys #2
At the Grammys #3

Four month old daughter sold for sex eight times

Vulgarity is vulgarity, but the satanic links to what is overcoming the hour remain…

Which is merely to say, common is as common does, but the onslaught of the present vileness has a source…

And in a world where many are too 'educated' to admit that a source exists…

Anything can happen.

And will.

what happened in Atlanta

A commute turns into a nightmare -- and boredom -- as storm paralyzes Atlanta

Alexis Stephens
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
28 January 2014

"Take rush-hour traffic in Atlanta, add inches of slushy, slick mess and the result was gridlock on interstates in all directions. For hours, roads and interstates have remained jammed stranding some drivers, and there were too many wrecks to count.

“We’ve got major jams on all of the interstates in Atlanta,” said Doug Turnbull in the AM750 and 95.5FM News/Talk WSB Traffic Center.

Late Tuesday night, the Georgia State Patrol said troopers had investigated 940 crashes resulting in one death and 104 injuries."


"Apocalyptic" Atlanta (Independent Journal Review)

Local ABC affiliate 

"Lot of people stuck [on the roads] since yesterday afternoon…" (WSB-TV 8:19 a.m.) No food, no drink, no facilities…not a lot of fun, to paraphrase Mark Arum…

"Gov. Nathan Deal says the National Guard is being called in to help stranded motorists." (WSB-TV) 7:43 a.m.

"MARTA reports that bus and rail service will not resume until 10 a.m." (WSB-TV) 5:50 a.m.

"Atlanta Public Schools reports that they are down to just 5 students still in transit from school to home. The children have been in buses overnight. Channel 2's Richard Elliot found a stranded APS bus with no students but an exhausted driver." (WSB-TV) 5:18 a.m.

"Numerous roads throughout the state are temporarily unpassable…" (WSB-TV) 1:35 a.m.

"“I know every school day is precious, but they shouldn’t have had school today.”" (Quoted at Wunderground 28 January 2014. Must-see: video of adults trying to push a school bus)

And even a Facebook page: SnowedOutAtlanta (which appears to have required a log-in, so will not post)

"The stories coming out of Atlanta are crazy — people are abandoning their vehicles on the road, a baby was born in a car stuck in traffic, and 800 kids are stranded in schools as snow completely paralyzes the city.

The scene resembles the giant traffic jam depicted on "The Walking Dead" after Atlanta is taken over by zombies." (Business Insider 7:55 p.m. 28 January 2014)

Lot of folk did not make it home last night. That includes children at schools, parents trying to get to the schools and workers.

I left work at 1:00 p.m. Dressed more formally than my usual jeans, I knew I could not navigate the sidewalk going downhill to the nearest Marta rail station, so I waited the [unpredictable even in good weather] bus. The traffic, already, intense.

After a few minutes, I decided to walk to the next rail station up, a mere three blocks, and level ground all the way.

Halfway there, I found a doorway to wait a bus more comfortably. The snow was already hard to walk in, although a great many people (with more solid footwear) were traipsing in groups up and down the sidewalks. The homeless, divided between those wrapped in blankets and those practiced mournful stares, panhandling, and the cheerful, oh what fun folk who strode up and down the same blocks, eyelashes and hair white with snow.

No bus. I'd heard already about a fire in the Five Points rail station—whether or not that meant no rail service could not be determined—but at the point I realized I was becoming too cold to wait longer (too, seeing that SUV slide as it went from wait to inch forward to inch to the next stop had something to do with the decision)—and still no bus in sight (some forty minutes of waiting for a route that typically runs every thirty)—I tried again to head to the next station…

Only to find enough ice had already formed to make even stepping from the curb into the street in heels iffy.

I headed back to work, where an individual (I will call him a client of our 'business' and leave it at that) who providentially had stopped by for a pit stop on his trek from downtown to his home less than two miles away agreed to let me join him.

We may have left for the next portion of the mile and a quarter journey to where I could get out and walk (the bus ride lets me out on Peachtree St., so we agreed that would be more seamless for his own trek homeward) around two-thirty: I arrived home at 4:15 p.m. The city covered is twelve or thirteen blocks.

To say the traffic crawled says nothing.

At least one of our staff circled around the gridlocks, late in the afternoon, then returned to stay overnight. Another, who lived in one of the nearest northern suburbs, had not yet made it home when I heard from a co-worker after six p.m. She had left earlier than I had—perhaps as early as noon.

Local affiliates pre-empted the national news last night and this morning. I wakened around five a.m. and turned on the news. And yes, a lot of people did not make it home last night…

It is, however, other items—the conspiracy theory items—that would make an excellent thriller out of the whole.

Read between the lines, as always…

(Readers should remember that I am not as comfortable as I had hoped to be handing conspiracy theories on.

Just items to tuck in your back pocket against possibility, and let's agree to leave it at that…)

"Use of the Children As Bait to Lure In the Parents" (Scroll down to this heading)
HAARP-ing, anyone?
A cache of FEMA camp articles

Will leave it at that…

Except the question. Have kids been left in Atlanta schools overnight during our city-stopping winter storms before? So far, I don't have an answer to that question.

Have people not been able to get home…

Left their cars overnight…

Still huddled in gridlocks the next morning…

Spent the night in stores that opened their doors to accommodate them…

Why did we all like hypnotised drones go so happily out to create a gridlock the likes of which I do not remember ever seeing in Atlanta before?

We have had storms in Atlanta…

Why the apocalypse?

We knew a storm was coming, and I remember the interviews with Mayor Kasim Reed and other officials, promising we were prepared…

But as faithful readers know, when you read the conspiracy theories as diligently as I do, you connect a lot of dots that you might never have noted before…

And as faithful readers will likewise remember, these days, it's not so much a matter of whether or not these things will ever connect.

We need to be watching, just in case…

[Editor's note. Yes, to be sure.

We do like a party, and the more apocalyptical, these days, the better…]

1255 traffic accidents (from the noon press conference)
from The Huffington Post (11:05 a.m.): children stranded in schools in other cities, too

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

inside info?

Matt Drudge Issues Warning: “Have An Exit Plan”

Mac Slavo
27 January 2014

"His web site may consist of just a single page, but Matt Drudge is arguably the most influential media personality in the world. Garnering nearly one billion readers monthly, the Drudge Report is able to literally shift public sentiment, making it an essential read for D.C. insiders, Wall Street professionals, and anyone who wants to stay on top of the latest global issues."


UPDATE: from Joe Kovacs at WND

Sunday, January 26, 2014


White House warns Obama could go around Congress

Philip Elliott
Yahoo News | AP
26 January 2014

""When American jobs and livelihoods depend on getting something done, he will not wait for Congress," Pfeiffer wrote in an email to Obama supporters Saturday."


Another onslaught against those who question Obama

As others have been warning, this man will stop at nothing…

connecting dots

West Virginia Officials: Don’t Drink The Water! Drink The Water! No, DON’T Drink The Water!

Deborah Dupre
Before It's News
19 January 2014

"Even as West Virginia officials lifted the water ban in the last of nine zones Saturday, more people were getting sick from chemical exposure from Kanawha Valley’s drinking water, according to the Charleston Gazette.

By Saturday, 411 patients had been treated at 10 hospitals for reported chemical exposure since the water crisis began on Jan. 9, according to Allison Adler, a spokeswoman for West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources."


I ran across Ms. Dupre's articles over at Steve Quayle's site and proceeded to read several of them at their original site (links below lead to other links), but held this post to think over. Ms. Dupre's reports are quite detailed, and give every evidence of being well-documented.

What concerns me herein is that several alternative journalists were warning (via 'whistleblowers' and/or 'insiders') that something was going to happen in "Region 3" (which includes West Virginia).

When the West Virginia chemical leak came down, some connected the dots.

I am not going to say anything one way or the other (read: when something is left to a reader's discretion, that reader should be adept at reading between the lines). If these things (the global of some of the more stunning claims—and I refer here to far more than the articles linked in this post) are even partially true, it is very dangerous material. What Ms. Dupre describes is not exactly the way it was laid out on the nightly news.

Too, other sources have been covering what happened in the Gulf, and many of them concur that mainstream media has not been telling the story quite the way it happened.

Several conspiracy theory bloggers are no longer set out here at this blog: whether what they keep warning will happen/has happened or never will happen (that place I mark as, because people are whispering these things and/or shouting them from the rooftops, the 'story' which is created via their unrest is a story we must be reading), a marked lack of credibility (when some stories are vetted further) has been found on more than one occasion, in addition to problems with at least one of their sources, whose lack of credibility I have covered elsewhere at the blog (and will leave to the reader's discretion in reviewing).

I remain a woman who believes that it is better to cautiously investigate what is out there, just in case. That covers, as I have lamented elsewhere,  a wide range of 'fantastical,' and—as I have had to note more times than I prefer, a whole lot of folk crying wolf.

I am more guarded, however, about what I set out here now, and can only suggest that readers may want to begin to track some of these items on their own as well.

That caution includes not linking back to the sources mentioned above…

All that said, we are indeed crying into a wind that is so strong it will topple all of us one day, much like that wind yesterday walking up 10th St. to wait the bus at world-famous Peachtree Street—a street made famous, really, in cataclysmic circumstance (à la Gone with the Wind) that we can only hope we will not experience again soon. A wind so strong that I had to hold my hand-knitted cap with one hand so that it would not blow from my head.

But it's not a matter of if. It's a matter of how many will be lost. It is there that we have room to move about, and change a future told to us long ago by the One.

Ominous cast to the whole, yes, but that is why these are notes from a dying city…

Read Tracy Kidder's 2009 book, Strength in What Remains, this past week, and his descriptions of the trek of Deogratias, a young medical student, through Burundi and into Rwanda, then back again, during the massacres (genocide seems too pale a word now, this side of the Twentieth century—Wikipedia describes it as a mass slaughter and that does as well to point out a scream from the very earth beneath us to our God: how could this be?) between the Hutus and the Tutsis in 1994.

For all that we do not know yet which wolves to believe, the descriptions of a society in upheaval are necessary reading.

Just in case.

[Readers should note that Before Its News is not one of my favourite sources. I read a great many people whose ideology at large I do not necessarily agree with: it'd be a cold, lonely world otherwise…

Suspect Heaven will be filled with an assortment of folk that many would not have dared greet, this side of Heaven. Seems sometimes the better move to get accustomed to such now…]

Comparison of West Virginia and the Gulf spill
After water was declared safe?

Friday, January 24, 2014

because the line that is being drawn…

Will your next phone be powered by your HEARTBEAT?

Mark Prigg
Daily Mail
23 January 2014

"It the future, they say, it could be used to power a range of gadgets."


Hat tip: Steve Quayle

why I don't get my news from 'nightly'

This is Why MSNBC Has Lost Half its Audience

Paul Joseph Watson
24 January 2013

"Just who does MSNBC think its audience is? 14-year-old schoolgirls? The fact that mainstream networks across the board had Bieber as their top story proves that such organizations are no longer in the business of covering real news and are quickly beginning to resemble irrelevant imitations of vapid entertainment cable channels."


But I remind. It may well by that the audience at large is on the level of those celebrity-crazed school-girls. 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

marching for life in the bitter cold of Washington

Hundreds of thousands march for end of abortion in Washington on Roe anniversary

Patrick B. Craine
Life Site News
22 January 2014

"Vicky Hartzler, R-MO, told marchers, "We are here today to remember the millions of lives devastated with abortion and to pledge ourselves anew to upholding the most fundamental" right, "the right to life.""


The voice of Americans on life

all life…

Pope Francis Tweets Support for March for Life as Americans Mourn Abortion

Steven Ertelt
Life News
22 January 2014

"The head of the Catholic Church sent out a tweet this morning urging the pro-life marchers on and lending them his prayers and support.

“I join the March for Life in Washington with my prayers. May God help us respect all life, especially the most vulnerable,” he tweeted."


the last enemy to be destroyed…

McMath attorney: Jahi's family aren't fools; they deserve better than ignorant attacks | Op Ed

Christopher Dolan
LA Times
21 January 2014

"In New Jersey and New York, for example, there is accommodation for those who do not accept "brain death" as the appropriate criterion. According to New Jersey law, "the death of an individual shall not be declared upon the basis of neurological criteria … when such a declaration would violate the personal religious beliefs or moral convictions of that individual." The McMath family's position isn't ridiculous or unheard of. There would have been no legal battle if Jahi had had her tonsils out in New Jersey."


While the media is respecting the McMath family's wish for privacy, the issue of 'brain death' as an insufficient means for determining end of life needs to stay in the forefront of American thought, as much as the burgeoning control of the State over the rights of families.

To say nothing of the burgeoning death State.

And organ donation from individuals not expected to live.

Links on Jahi's story follow for those who may not have been following it at large.

Note. Title comes from 1 Corin. 15:26. The current death state puts a slight twist in meaning to the verse…

from CNN (after being removed from Children's; 10 January 2014)
from American Thinker
the Facebook page for Jahi

ok, so it's ugly to keep noticing these things, but…

Study: Michelle Obama’s Birthday Wins Twice the Coverage as Benghazi

John Nolte
20 January 2014

"ABC gave 2 minutes to Benghazi and 10 to the birthday; CBS and NBC both gave less than 15 minutes to Benghazi but nearly a half hour to the First Lady's 50th."


but it says as much about the viewing public as it does about mainstream media.

We dine on the cake they feed.

Monday, January 20, 2014

everything burned, but the Cross

Iconic Cross Still Standing… 

CBN News
20 January 2014

"This photo, taken by freelance photographer Ryland Talamo, was taken about 1 p.m. PST Thursday, after the fire's flames, which had engulfed the area, had died down.

"It's almost shining through the smoke because the sun reflects off the white paint, thus increasing visibility even with all the smoke and ash in the air," Talamo said."


Sunday, January 19, 2014


Uh oh, Wendy Davis’ life story not what it seems

William A. Jacobson
Legal Insurrection
19 January 2014

"To summarize the rest of the [Dallas News] article, which of course you should read in full, her second husband paid her way through her last two years of college and all of Harvard Law School, he raised their two daughters for whom she didn’t even fight for custody. She left her husband the day after he made her last student loan payment"


ten years later…

Morality Doesn’t Evolve [From My Vault]

Mychal Massie
The Daily Rant
18 January 2014 (Vault: original post date 6 July 2004)

"One must beg the question; if America continues on the path of labeling as good that which from the beginning was bad, what will she ultimately become?"


A correspondent emailed an article by Mr. Massie several days back. I researched to find the origin and have been a devoted reader since. Sophia.

let's just hope he's chortling, somewhere off the page

New Marriages May Sharply Decline in Coming Transhumanist Era

Zoltan Istvan
Huffington Post
16 January 2014

"While many in the world may not realize this, civilization is on verge of the greatest change it has ever known. Entire social systems and institutions may soon become obsolete, nonfunctional, and even unsafe. "


I still have a bit of difficulty not chortling myself; surely, they jest.

If only they jest

does NY need a new governor?

Cuomo: ‘Extreme conservatives … have no place in the state of New York’

Casey Seiler
Capitol Confidential
17 January 2014

""Are they these extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay? Is that who they are? Because if that’s who they are and they’re the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are.""


Hat tip: Steve Quayle, via Brietbart

violence at a mother's hand

Mother, Woman Stab 2 Kids to Death in 'Exorcism' Attempt; Hurt 2 Other Children

Anugrah Kumar
The Christian Post
19 January 2014

""Cases like this are heartbreaking," Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger said in a statement. "Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the victims along with the 911 operators, police officers, evidence technicians, and fire and EMS personnel that responded."

A minister whose church Avery attended was quoted as saying that the mother, who had separated from her husband, received mental health counseling."


WJZ-13 quotes an unidentified witness who said that the women alleged to have killed the two toddlers tried to escape via the back door of their home as police broke through the front door.

The alleged exorcism attempt and motive are under investigation.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

ignoring that it never should have been an issue

Bloggers, public have First Amendment protection – US court

Susana Vera
18 January 2014

"A federal appeals court has ruled that bloggers and the general public have the same protection of the First Amendment as journalists when sued for defamation. Should the issue be of public concern, the claimant has to prove negligence to win the case."


Hat tip: Steve Quayle

could have been, but wasn't

Senate: 'Benghazi Could Have Been Prevented'

Efrem Graham
CBN News
16 January 2014

"The report reveals there were no protests prior to the attacks as the White House first claimed. At least 60 attackers penetrated the consulate and five extremist groups took part -- all had ties to al Qaeda.

The report is highly critical of the State Department, run by Hillary Clinton at the time. "


sometimes a moral element

California’s Humane-Chicken Act Complicates U.S. Farm Law

Alan Bjerga and Derek Wallbank
13 January 2014

"King said California’s policies are an unconstitutional infringement of state commerce and is pushing Congress to overturn the rule using the multi-year farm bill. King is getting support from cattle farmers too, who are worried that if farmers are required to treat chickens better, pigs and cattle will be next.

Animal-welfare advocates to constitutional scholars say King’s effort may encourage encroachment on state’s rights."



The moral impossibilities inherent in the food we eat, unfortunately, become many.

From the horrific manner in which animals to be slaughtered are tended, to the slaughter process itself…

To the genetically modified condition now of too much of our food…

To the additives…

To the additives present yet not listed in the ingredient list [metals and other awfuls]…

To the testing process [that line developed from the cell of an aborted kidney]…

To the excessive testing itself (which tests toward the best taste for your palate: read, gluttony]…

To excess, to vegetarian or not, to the radiation now from Fukushima, to…

Well. You get the picture. And somewhere in the midst of all, the government regulations…

But in the meanwhile.

Dare I eat anything I did not personally raise on my own land, and then cook from scratch…

Dare I take another bite…

That obligation, after all, to tend well and graciously the body that is the temple of the Holy Spirit…

In addition to basic self-preservation…

Food becomes an issue, like the wars toddlers take on, not opening their mouth for a single bite.

And we don't know what is still to come.

a young Canadian beauty meets world

Canadian Pro-Palestinian Student Threatens “I Will Soak A Koffiah With Your [Israeli] Blood,” Calls It “Creative Writing”

Robert Rich
Mr. Conservative
14 January 2014

"The former leader of Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights, or the SPHR, at the University of Calgary, recently posted an obnoxiously hateful message toward Israelis.  On Christmas, Ala’a Hamdan wrote, “I was born to become the next Palestinian fighter. In my mother’s womb I had a rock in my hand and a Palestinian flag in the other and now I’ve sworn that every breath I take is that of resistance.”"


from Frontpage News
the student group's Facebook page (Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights | Calgary Chapter)
Ala'a Hamdan's Facebook page

In a 7 January 2014 post on her Facebook page, Ala'a Hamdan, the young beauty who wrote the article claimed now to be creative writing, clarifies her intent, and the backlash she has experienced:

Recently I have been personally attacked by a community group called Calgary United With Israel (CUWI). On my personal Facebook page, I had written some literary pieces about the emotional and humanitarian reflections about the lives of Palestinians, mainly on children, and I have been called out on a few of them and accused of “hate speech”. These hateful messages have been spread through social media and I have been personally targeted with atrocious terms.

I was unable to locate the literary pieces on her Facebook page (which does not require that she has removed any). However, Ms. Hamdan further states:

I am asking my fellow peace activists to share some of my pieces of writing, especially the three pieces I got called out on, to show some support. In my opinion, it is absolutely pointless for us as human rights activists to fight back against those who will never be convinced of the truth, so I believe that supporting each other by sharing such work is a peaceful and important way of solidarity. 
If you would be interested in helping me out, I would greatly appreciate it. Please let me know and I can send you my short writings if you want them.

In human rights and other struggles, inevitably, all is rant, and after, cover-up. We draw our lines in the sand now, so that the nearest tide can wash them out as though they had never been. Where, in this particular matter, any residue of once-written, once-intended might be clearly seen remains in the present moment of the one who perceives…


Read an interesting article recently, and while that hint of rant infects all these days, an interesting story comes into view. Certainly, human rights being what they are, it is not necessarily (or completely) the answer.

I err, to be sure, on the side of Israel.

But as in all things, with great caution.

oh boy

Creepiest SmartPhone App Yet Scans Crowd for People with Dating Site Profiles 

Kimberly Paxton
The Daily Sheeple
16 January 2014

"Putting the “stalk” in stalker, a new facial recognition app for Smartphones will allow a user to scan a crowd and pinpoint people with profiles on online dating sites or social media sites."


The website for the NameTag app

analysis of Open Door figures on Christian persecution

The Existential Elephant in the ‘Christian Persecution’ Room

Raymond Ibrahim
Islam Translated
17 January 2014

"Here we come to some critically important but blurred distinctions.   While Christians are indeed suffering extreme persecution in North Korea, these fall into the realm of the temporal, the aberrant, even.  Something as simple as overthrowing the North Korean regime would likely end persecution there almost overnight—just as the fall of Communist Soviet Union saw religious persecution come to a quick close.

In the Islamic world, however, a similar scenario would not alleviate the sufferings of Christians by an iota."


Friday, January 17, 2014

is it good-bye, America?

Vast Stretches Of Impoverished Appalachia Look Like They Have Been Through A War

Michael Synder
The Economic Collapse
15 January 2014

"So what are our "leaders" doing to fix this?

Well, they plan to ship millions more of our good jobs overseas.

Unfortunately, I am not kidding.

Republicans in the House of Representatives are introducing "fast track" trade promotion authority legislation that will pave the way for rapid approval of the secret trade treaty that Barack Obama has been negotiating. "


GOP preparing to rubber-stamp TPP
And good-bye, Internet??

and the purge that keeps on purging…

Why Are Dozens Of High Ranking Officers Being Purged From The U.S. Military?

Michael Snyder
End of the American Dream
16 January 2014

"Throughout world history, whatever comes next after a “military purge” is never good.  If this continues, what is the U.S. military going to look like in a few years?

Perhaps you are reading this and you think that “purge” is too strong a word for what is taking place.  Well, just consider the following quotes from some very highly decorated retired officers…"


another reason to home school

Poster Listing Sex Acts Part of 'Health & Science' Curriculum 

Dr. Susan Berry
16 January 2014

"Originally, Ellis assumed the poster to be a student prank, until he called the school and discovered it was part of the curriculum."


telling them where it stands

Speaker Boehner Severely Criticized on Facebook for Not Moving to Impeach Obama

Kurt Nimmo
16 January 2014

"Boehner and establishment Republicans cannot easily portray themselves as defenders of the Constitution. A large number of commenters on the popular social media network told them as much.

Thousands of comments took Boehner and Republicans to task for not moving to impeach Obama. Others defended Obama and accused Boehner and the Republicans of obstructionism.

“Quit acting like you are going to do anything remotely close to following your Oath of Office!” said one commenter. The remark is a reference to Article VI, clause 3 that requires Senators and Representatives take an oath of office to support the Constitution."


sad hours

Dad’s fears revealed in 911 calls after mom kills 2 kids then herself

Joe Tacopino and David K. Li
New York Post
15 January 2014

"The teens, Alex and Jacqueline, attended Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach.

Alex was an accomplished cello player while Jacqueline was a straight A student, classmates said."


Blonde beauties in Utah: another murder-suicide by a devoted mom

Thursday, January 16, 2014

more plain-spoken and dangerous

Napolitano: Few checks on Obama's bully-pulpit power

Bob Unruh
15 July 2014

"A top legal expert, Judge Andrew Napolitano, says there are few limits on what Obama could include in his orders, and fighting back is a long and hard course."


Wednesday, January 15, 2014

…and widening

New Mexico judge: Euthanasia is constitutional

Dustin Siggins
Life Site News
15 January 2014

""This court cannot envision a right more fundamental, more private or more integral to the liberty, safety and happiness of a New Mexican than the right of a competent, terminally ill patient to choose aid in dying," the judge wrote."


the death culture widening

Ex-New York Times Editor Tells Cancer Patient to “Go Gently” Like in Britain

Tim Graham
Life News
14 January 2014

"Welcome to the spirit of Obamacare. Show some “dignity” and die, already."


the guy who wrote "The Miracle of St. Anna"

Christ and the inner city black

Steve Weatherbe
The Christians
15 January 2014

"There is already talk of a movie, and with good reason: McBride has co-written and co-produced two movies with famously irascible black filmmaker Spike Lee. The first was based on McBride's Second World War novel The Miracle of St. Anna, about black soldiers in the U.S. Army. The second, Red Hook Summer in 2012, contrasted the destructive lives of black youth gangs with the hope that flows from the church his father founded in Brooklyn."


Upon occasion, I like a breath of fresh air…

where the music takes you

Demon Possession: The New Confession of Modern Youth

Jennifer Leclair | News Editor
15 January 2014

"You might say to me, “Jennifer, this is nothing new.” Maybe not. But the beats and lyrics of modern secular music are growing darker. We’ve moved from “amazing grace, how sweet the sound” to Electric Hellfire Club with songs like “Kiss the Goat.” I know there’s plenty of Satanic underground heavy metal music that never makes it onto the radio, but clearly Satan, who once led worship in heaven, or his demons are dropping lyrics in the minds of pop stars who have a mainstream radio platform. The key word is mainstream. This isn’t some dark underground music I’m talking about. These are top hits."


plain-spoken and dangerous

Obama Announces Plan to Rule by Executive Order

Kurt Nimmo
15 January 2014

"“And I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions and administrative actions that move the ball forward in helping to make sure our kids are getting the best education possible, making sure that our businesses are getting the kind of support and help they need to grow and advance, to make sure that people are getting the skills that they need to get those jobs that our businesses are creating.”

Article I Section I of the Constitution clearly states all legislative powers reside with Congress. The founders were inspired by the writings of Montesquieu and insisted on three separate branches of government and instituted a system of checks and balances to prevent tyranny."


the word well-spoken

More racial protectionism from Holder, and a message to white Americans

Allen West
Allen B. West
14 January 2014

"Yes, this violence on campus was perpetrated 8 out of 10 times by black students, male and female, but it had nothing to do with racial disparity. It had everything to do with a lack of discipline and control."


Hat tip: Steve Quayle

because they can

N.S.A. Devises Radio Pathway Into Computers

David A. Sanger and Thom Shanker
The New York Times
14 January 2014

"While most of the software is inserted by gaining access to computer networks, the N.S.A. has increasingly made use of a secret technology that enables it to enter and alter data in computers even if they are not connected to the Internet, according to N.S.A. documents, computer experts and American officials."


Hat tip: Extinction Protocol

nefarious is as nefarious does

Life in the Electronic Concentration Camp: The Many Ways That You're Being Tracked, Catalogued and Controlled

John Whitehead
Op Ed News
7 January 2014

"As noted by the Brookings Institution, "For the first time ever, it will become technologically and financially feasible for authoritarian governments to record nearly everything that is said or done within their borders -- every phone conversation, electronic message, social media interaction, the movements of nearly every person and vehicle, and video from every street corner.""


I am less than comfortable with handing on articles that over-emphasize a totalitarian state: oddly, not so much for what they report, as how.

Learning to weed out agenda, and merely read for the facts—necessary; priceless.

because one day in 1973…

Roe v. Wade's Days Are Numbered

Timothy C. Morgan
Christianity Today
13 January 2014

"Pragmatically, the Court assumed the role of "national abortion control board" in 1973 in Roe v. Wade, and they have assumed that role for 40 years. They control every aspect of abortion policy either directly or through the lower federal courts.

Think of any other public health issue in America. It's decided by the people through their representatives—even Obamacare. Whatever you think of the Affordable Care Act in the last year when the Court ruled, it left the issue to Congress and to the democratic process.
But the Court completely took the issue of abortion away from the American people. The justices control it, every aspect of it."


50 Million Names Project
22 January 2014 March for Life

this little piggie went to market

China is cloning pigs on 'an industrial scale'

Heather Saul
The Independent
14 January

"Wang Jun, the BGI’s chief executive, said they choose what species to sequence on the basis of whether it “tastes good”, or if it “looks cute” – “anything that looks cute: panda, polar bear, penguin, you should really sequence it - it's like digitalising all the wonderful species," he told the BBC

Many of the animals being held there have been genetically modified in some way, the BBC reports, and some of the pigs are clones of clones."


Hat tip: NPR

Don't know that I will be as eager to eat pork now…

The pork virus (from US to Canada) (14 January 2014)
Safety issues inherent in the sale of Smithfield to China (CBS News: 10 July 2013)
Issues with food safety in China also affect chicken (20 December 2013)