When I went to Iran in 2008 (to attend and present a paper at the annual Mahdism conference there) one of the Muslim presenters spoke about the future Mahdiyah as a global state where Christians would be given the choice to convert to Islam and acknowledge the returned Twelfth Imam—or be put to death. Alas, as anyone with eyes to see and ears to hear knows, neither Shi`i nor Sunni (al-Shabab; Syrian jihadists; Pakistanis) Muslims are waiting for the Mahdi to persecute Christians. Indeed, despite being the world’s largest religion in number of adherents (2.2 billion), Christians are the world’s most-persecuted believers of any stripe—and mostly at the hands of followers of the world’s second-largest religion: eight of the top ten most dangerous countries for Christians are majority Muslim.
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It’s almost like God is not terribly fond of the Haj. SARS has an 8 percent fatality rate. This new Mecca virus has a 65 percent fatality rate.
If I were a Muslim pondering going into the suicide bomber business in the hopes of an afterlife full of virgins and fresh dates, this is the sort of thing that might make me reconsider a career in air conditioner repair instead.
Neil Cavuto Crushes Obama Over Latest Attack Against FOX News
Otto von Bismarck, the Chancellor of Germany and a dictator in his own right, started socialized healthcare in 1883 with the Reichsversicherungsverordnung or Reich Insurance Act. However, only certain segments of the society were insured at that time. It was Adolf Hitler, who actually imposed socialized healthcare on the entire German population, as a part of nazification of the healthcare industry, and for that reason he should rightly be called the *real* father of universal healthcare. This collective universal healthcare concept was called “racial hygiene.” This is history that people have largely forgotten, because it is inconvenient for many to remember it.
Hitler also literally rolled out, via panzer, his now universal healthcare to occupied France, Belgium and the Netherlands — those countries with mainly “Aryan” populations. Hitler put universal healthcare in place in those very countries that he wished to aryanize and perfect by eliminating physical/mental defects in the populations via sterilization and medical killing.
The point is that universal healthcare gives any Government enormous power that can be misused, if the wrong people are in control, not that it is administered the same now as in Nazi Germany. This is too much power to centralize in the hands of the Government, because governments sometimes go bad.
One of the points Republicans and conservatives have made again and again since President Obama illegally delayed the Obamacare employer mandate is the gross unfairness of not also delaying the individual mandate, the requirement that Americans as a price of their existence buy heath insurance or pay a
penalty tax. How, they ask, can it be just to force people to meet the law’s burdens, but not businesses? It’s a particularly difficult question for Democrats, since they’re on the hook for Obamacare (1).
And thus it is, having thought about that question, one Democratic has come up with the right answer: “Break ranks and save myself!”
We’ve been following the news from “welcoming” Germany that has agreed to take up to 10,000 Syrian refugees. The first ones arrived just two weeks ago amid much fanfare, here.
Now we see that 75 have gone missing and are believed to have been “trafficked” to Denmarkfurther demonstrating the mess the European Union is in with “asylum shoppers” looking for a better deal in another country.
Why didn’t they like Germany? Surely they were being fed well! I can only guess it is because Germany isn’t giving permanent residency; they can only stay until the Syrian civil war is over.
So where did these poor struggling refugees with children get the cash for this escape? And, who are they, Syrian rebels with children for cover?
If I could briefly interrupt the Republican firing squad aiming at Ted Cruz, let’s talk about something we all agree on. And by “we all,” I mean a majority of the American people, the Teamsters, many Democrats and every single last Republican.
Obamacare is an unmitigated disaster.
It was passed illegally without the House ever voting on the Senate bill and became law absent a single Republican vote — even “the girls from Maine” and “the girl from Arizona” — the only major legislation ever enacted on a strict party-line vote. The Supreme Court had to violate the Constitution’s separation of powers to uphold Obamacare as a “tax” — despite the fact that no elected body could ever have enacted such a massive tax hike even with the sleazy parliamentary tricks used to pass this bill.
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say body parts have been found in a sewer in suburban Detroit for the third time in just over a year.
Sterling Heights police say the remains were found Wednesday by workers making repairs.
A statement from police says there’s a strong possibility the parts are medical waste that was improperly put into the sewer.
SNIP: I guess their stray dogs will enjoy the finger foods. Blech.
SNIP: I checked- Chris Christie wasn’t standing in front of them.
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New Jersey is experiencing a shortage of doctors. In fact, it’s projected that by 2020 the state will be about 3,000 primary care physicians short of what is needed to give optimal health care.
So why are doctors fleeing the Garden State?
According to Deborah Briggs, the President and CEO of the Council of Teaching Hospitals, New Jersey loses nearly 70% of the doctors it educates to other states. This is well below the national average of a 48% retention rate.
In other words, in 2013 New Jersey only kept about 34% of the doctors who were educated and trained in the state.
Migrating Spiders Sailing Through North Texas Skies
NORTH TEXAS (CBS 11 NEWS) – Thousands of North Texans are asking, “What are those long, silky strings floating in the air?” Turns out they’re the webs of spiders in their annual migration to better hunting grounds, and surprising a lot of people.
“I thought it was weird; I’d never seen it before,” said Myrna Olivas, who first noticed it driving in her car; then later as she dropped her son off at school. “It just landed on my head and it left again,” she said adding, “It’s just a big stripe of spider web. I couldn’t recognize it until I got it closer to me.”
The natural phenomenon was first noticed early Wednesday morning.
Laborers’ Union: Fix Obamacare or Repeal It; ‘We’re Getting Our A– Kicked Here’
At a convention in Las Vegas of the AFL-CIO, with which the Laborers’ Union is affiliated, O’Sullivan took to the podium to endorse a proposition and then launched into a criticism of Obamacare, how it is hurting union members’ health coverage, and demanded it be fixed, adding that if it is not fixed, labor will make the issue a “big fricking deal.”
[SNIP: Ooh is that a threat? That sounds all racist and hate-crimey, doesn't it?]
The markets were surprised when the Federal Reserve did not announce a tapering of the quantitative easing bond buying program at its September meeting. Indeed, its signal to the market that it was keeping interest rates low was welcome, but there may be a hidden agenda.
Since it began in late 2008, QE has spurred a vigorous debate about its merits, both positive and negative.
On the positive side, the easy money and low interest rates resulting from quantitative easing have been a shot in the arm to the economy, fueling the stock market and helping the housing recovery. On the negative side, The Fed accomplished QE by “printing money” to buy Treasurys, and through the massive power of its purchases drove interest rates to record lows.
But in the process, the Fed accumulated an unprecedented balance sheet of more than $3.6 trillion which needs to go somewhere, someday.
But we know all this.
Disclaimer: I’ve always liked Newark mayor Cory Booker. I disagree with him about nearly everything, wouldn’t vote for him, and find his actual record as mayor rather depressing, but I just plain like the guy. His hands-on adventures with helping constituents have been worthy of celebration… to the extent that they’re true.
And that’s the big problem with Cory Booker. He’s a phony. He makes up stories and spends years insisting they’re true, to the point where he’s either stunningly dishonest, or maybe could benefit from time spent with a therapist. Neither scenario bodes well for someone who wants to serve in the United States Senate. (Which is not to say he’d be the only odd character in the Senate, of course. But we’ve already got the likes of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid accusing people of tax evasion based on what his imaginary friends told him.)
Michael Gartland at the New York Post recently produced a rundown of Booker mythology, ranging from embellished stories built out of real incidents to the most notorious Booker fib, a longtime drug-dealing friend from the wrong side of the tracks called “T-bone,” whose existence no one except Cory Booker can verify:
A Muslim is accused of kidnapping and raping a 17-year-old girl, but he contends that Islamic law allows him to marry her even if Indian law doesn’t. However, Judge Kamini Lau has ruled otherwise: “I may observe that India is governed by secular concepts provided under the Constitution and Sharia cannot override the same.” This is straightforward: one law for all. It is a shame that Kamini Lau is not a judge in Britain, where Sharia courts take criminal cases in defiance of assurances that they wouldn’t, and the concept of one law for all is rapidly being lost.