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William Hamm, Ph.D.
Former California State Legislative Analyst
Today, the House of Representatives passed HR 4844, the Federal Election Integrity Act of 2006. This is an excellent piece of legislation that can accomplish for all fifty states everything we've been trying to do in California and more.This Act calls for everyone who votes to have a picture ID. If you need a picture ID to use your credit card, buy cigarrettes, buy liquer, get your food stamps and welfare check, get on a plane, then it should be reasonable that you would be able to use your picture ID to prove you are who say you are when you go to vote!
Stop the honor killings.There are too many differences dividing us which need not be there. You have created them, it is up to you to bring that wall down.
Put down your swords.
Turn in the terrorists.
Pledge allegience to the western country in which you live.
Stop burning Churches.
Stop burning Synogues.
Stop killing Shiites and Sunnis respectively.
Put down the anger, pick up dialogue.
Don't ever attack our Pope again. You could find yourself dead in his defense.
Denounce Osama bin Laden, al Qaeda, Hizbollah, Hamas, and all terrorists groups that come from your religion.
Apologies are not enough for to appease the hearts of Islamic extremists. Apparantly nothing is. Burning down churches wasn’t enough. Martyring a nun by shooting her in the back was not enough. No, for some the bloodlust can not be quenched without making the Pope into a martyr as well.
A notorious Muslim extremist told a demonstration in London yesterday that the Pope should face execution.
Anjem Choudary said those who insulted Islam would be “subject to capital punishment”.
His remarks came during a protest outside Westminster Cathedral on a day that worldwide anger among Muslim hardliners towards Pope Benedict XVI appeared to deepen.
The irony of the reaction by the Islamic extremist mobs needs not be ignored. I’m not sure whether or not the Pope deliberately through down the guantlet but his words did turn out to be prophetic and the truth. I really don’t see any reason why the pope should apologize and retreat. The only thing that should be regretted is that the central theme of his speech, that of reason and peaceful dialogue, was completely and willfully ignored. In the Islamic extremist animal mind, jihad was the “reasonable” answer.
An Iraqi militant group led by al Qaeda vowed a war against the “worshippers of the cross” in response to a recent speech by Pope Benedict on Islam that sparked anger across the Muslim world.
“We tell the worshipper of the cross (the Pope) that you and the West will be defeated, as is the case in Iraq, Afghanistan, Chechnya,” said an Internet statement by the Mujahideen Shura Council, an umbrella group led by Iraq’s branch of al Qaeda.
“We shall break the cross and spill the wine. … God will (help) Muslims to conquer Rome. … God enable us to slit their throats, and make their money and descendants the bounty of the mujahideen,” said the statement.
Hmmm. Doesn’t seem like they are interested in dialouge. I’m glad I wasn’t the only one that Noticed the irony in all of this.
THE Archbishop of Sydney has drawn a link between Islamists and violence, a strident attempt to defend the Pope just as the pontiff tries to hose down Muslim anger around the world.
Cardinal George Pell says “the violent reactions in many parts of the Islamic world” to a speech by Pope Benedict justified one of the main fears expressed by the world’s Catholic leader.
“They showed the link for many Islamists between religion and violence, their refusal to respond to criticism with rational arguments, but only with demonstrations, threats and actual violence,” Cardinal Pell said in a statement yesterday.
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APEC, which says it accounts for about 47 percent of all world trade, believes its 21 economies can influence the Doha round of World Trade Organization talks that collapsed in July over disagreements on subsidies.Oh really? If they create 46% of the wealth, why are they asking us for money? Hmm? Why is it the USA who always has to bend over so they can suck our monetary teat? [Read the whole article.]
In the morning of 12th of Sept. all leaves were cancelled and there was a briefing for all to stand by for further orders. For couple of weeks, there was no "Death to America" in the daily routines and ceremonies all over the country.
Five years after that tragedy, I still can not fathom how a group of evil human beings can kill massive numbers of innocent people in one single day. 5 years after that horrible day, I still can not hide my anger at the Islamic radicals who kill people indiscriminately around the world in the name of their fake religion. Five years after 9/11 I am wondering why terrorism sponsor governments such as Iran and Syria are still in power. [Read the whole article]
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"Millions of people are already at grave risk," said Antonio Guterres, the U.N. high commissioner for refugees. "Hundreds are still dying amid ongoing violence, and thousands are still being forcibly displaced."Next we have have an article about Iran, the USA, and the UN. This is unbelievable. Why are we wasting time? Why are we not funding the pro-Western, pro-Democracy groups? Why are they not coming together? Could it be because of our stupid State Department's stupid policy of allowing ex-presidents from countries we consider the worst sponsers of terrorism? Hmm...
Sudanese government forces on Aug. 28 launched a major offensive believed to involve thousands of troops backed by bomber aircraft and helicopter gunships in a bid to flush out rebel strongholds in the troubled western region. [Read the whole article.]
Speaking a day after meeting fellow political directors from Germany, Britain, France, China and Russia in Berlin, Burns said more talks on Iran would take place over the phone on Monday.Can you understand why the people in Iran that have been working so hard for their freedom are losing faith in America? Our actions speak louder than words. The State Department needs to go. It is doing more harm than our enemies.
"The American view is that following these discussions on Monday and perhaps some others early next week, we should move this to the Security Council and draft a (sanctions) resolution," he told reporters. [Read the whole article]
The official, who declined to [be] identified, said the action was taken following an intelligence tip-off that arms and ammunition were being smuggled into southwestern Baluchistan province for sabotage activities.Many people have lost their lives in this area over the past few years.
The cache included six RPG rocket launchers and an anti-tank mine as well as mortar bombs, hand grenades and a machine gun. [Read the whole article.]
NASHIK, India - Two bombs rigged to bicycles tore through a crowd of Muslim worshippers leaving Friday afternoon prayers at a mosque, killing 31 people and injuring 100 in what a top official called "a terrorist act".They have seen many years of violence in this area. India is hoping to avoid any retaliations.
Authorities clamped a curfew over the western city of Malegaon, which has a long history of violence between Muslims and Hindus, to stop revenge attacks. Past sectarian attacks have set off spiraling violence. [...]
Pasricha told reporters that "the motive appears to be to create panic and make Hindus and Muslims fight with each other." [Read the whole article.]
He was the No. 2 in al-Qaida in Iraq after slain leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, al-Rubaie said. He was also responsible for the person who carried out the bombing of a Shiite shrine in Samarra in February, he said.While the AP claims that this bombing of the Mosque caused tensions between Sunnies and Shiites, this is not the case.
"He's the second man in the organization," al-Rubaie said. [Continue reading]
Washington Rosemary - In a successful Missile Defense exercise using live targets in the Pacific Rim Friday, a target missile was launched from Kodiak, Alaska. This is the first time the ground-based interceptor missile was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in central California. Previous launches have been from the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands.Read the whole article.
Like last year, Reporters Without Borders is joining in the Best of the Blogs (BOBS) competition being organised by the German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle. We are asking Internet users to propose blogs (in any language) that defend press freedom. The "Reporters Without Borders" prize last year went to Egyptian Manal Alaa's Bit Bucket (www.manalaa.net/). Awards also went to the blog of Chinese citizen Wang Yi (shut down by the authorities) and the blog of Tunisian Mokhtar Yahyaoui (temporarily closed).Personally, I believe this is a worthy group of people. They may lean a little to the left, but what good is it if everyone wrote to the right? We need all writers, all voices, all opinions, and certainly we need freedom of the press. Along with freedom comes certain responsibilities. As long as these are honored, readers can depend on the credibility of the author.
To propose a blog, write to [internet at rsf.org] by 30 September with a brief description of the blog you like.
For more information about the competition, go to: www.thebobs.de/.