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What authority is there in Islam to restrain that awful tendency toward wanton religious fervor, to prevent it, for example, from spawning a sect that is an evil cult of death, laughing as it slaughters babies, women, innocents, anything and everything including civilization itself?
In civilized western countries, the culture restrains. But the culture is unquestionably Judeo-Christian in its traditions, mores, and laws. Thus it must be acknowledged that Islam is moderated by Judeo-Christianity, its two older siblings.
Mohammed did not turn the other cheek, love his enemy, or let himself be crucified for his love of his enemy's eternal soul. Islam sets no example of such love of enemy, only violence to "infidels".
Arguing that "no God condones terrorism" is meaningless to a fundamentalist Muslim because that dogma does not find expression in the example of his chief prophet. Therefore a fundamentalist Muslim has no moral authority mandating the restraint of its violent extremists.
Islam CANNOT stop its own perverted violence. There is only One who can.
...catastrophic civilian casualties ...unless Congress acts ...every single facet of modern human life ...crippled ...men, women, and children ...with ...no access to food, water, or transportation ...catastrophic ...weeks or months at most ...devastation beyond imagination ...almost entirely vulnerable ...catastrophic ...existential threats ...kill 9 of 10 Americans... starvation ...disease ...societal collapse ...America’s adversaries may already have the ability to launch an EMP attack ...wipe out 90 percent of America’s population ...must remain vigilant ...to mitigate the effects of an EMP attack ...devastation ...unthinkable ...cataclysmic ...very dangerous and unthinkable...
"George Gilder, author of 'Knowledge and Power,' sits down with Peter Robinson to discuss his theories of knowledge and capitalism. Specifically, that wealth equals knowledge and that capitalism is not an 'incentive system.'"
Government plan for consolidated online ID unveiledPublished 20 April 2011Last Friday President Obama unveiled a plan to establish federal standards to create consolidated secure online passwords; the ultimate goal of National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) is to create a more secure environment for online transactions where users only have to register once and can use a common password for multiple sites; NSTIC lays out the industry standards and technology policies around the new authentication methods but leaves the development and deployment of the technology entirely in the hands of the private sector to avoid the establishment of a government-led national ID; privacy advocates worry that it could create an environment where authentication is increasingly required (link)
Gold is, however, particularly subject to short-term price fluctuations. Nation-states and their central banks hold about half of the globe's aboveground stores of gold, with which they can and do engineer extreme short-term price declines. And, as more than 95 percent of the gold mined in the past still exists, with most of it in bullion bar form, the globe's stores of gold are perhaps a hundred times larger than annual world production of gold - and nearly a hundred times more potentially influential, on the supply side, to short term price movements.
Any listing of human rights becomes less complete and more prone to error in proportion to how specific it is...The prime right is one's right to life, one's own life and no one else's. All other rights, and the delineation of what belongs to whom, derive from this beginning.Thus, that which is pro-life is a right and is moral and that which is anti-life is a usurpation and immoral. All human rights -- and which actions are right (moral) and which are wrong -- can be logically derived from the prime right, the right to life.
The way in which the three traditionally listed rights are logically bound together was well expressed by Justice Sutherland as follows:
The individual has three rights, equally sacred from arbitrary interference (from government): the right to life, the right to his liberty, the right to his property. The three rights are so bound together as to be essentially one right. To give a man his life, but to deny him his liberty, is to take from him all that makes life worth living. To give him his liberty, but to take from him the property which is the fruit and badge of his liberty, is still to leave him a slave.In 1890 Louis Brandeis and Samuel Warren wrote an article for the Harvard Law Review urging the creating of a legal right of privacy. New technological methods of snooping have made privacy an even more cherished value. Brandeis was on the Supreme Court in 1928 when it decided that police wire-tapping was not a "search" subject to constitutional restrictions, and in a great dissent he reiterated a passage from his 1890 article:
"The makers of the Constitution...sought to protect Americans in their beliefs, their thoughts, their emotions, and their sensations. They conferred, as against the Government, the right to be left alone -- the most comprehensive of rights and the most valued by all civilized men."(Justice Louis D. Brandeis, in Olmstead vs. U.S., 1928)
The Supreme Court since then has adopted Brandeis dissent as the law on wire-tapping and, in general, declared privacy a value respected by the Constitution.
Ten years ago, CHD was exposed as using the Catholic Church as a milk cow to fund organizations that frequently were actively working against the Church’s mission, especially in their support of pro-abortion activities and politicians. Now it turns out that CHD has long been a major funder of ACORN, a national community agitation organization in support of leftist causes, including the abortion license. ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) is under criminal investigation in several states. In the last decade CHD gave ACORN well over seven million dollars, including more than a million in the past year. It is acknowledged that ACORN, with which Sen. Obama had a close connection over the years, was a major player in his presidential campaign.
But even as Cardinal Dolan insists that requiring some religiously affiliated employers to pay for contraception services would be an unprecedented, and intolerable, government intrusion on religious liberty, the archdiocese he heads has quietly been paying for such coverage, albeit reluctantly and indirectly, for thousands of its unionized employees for over a decade.
“We provide the services under protest,” said Joseph Zwilling, a spokesman for the Archdiocese of New York
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Obama appealed for Americans to avoid a rush to judgment, saying people should stay true to the "unity and diversity that makes us strong."(http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/20/us-usa-bombings-boston-obama-idUSBRE93J05I20130420 )
|The man who described a baby as "punishment" to its mother; among whose largest campaign contributors -- both rhetorically and financially -- Planned Parenthood is included; the man who, as a legislator, supported partial-birth abortion for convenience and profit -- this man is weeping for the dead children of Newtown, Connecticut?|
...I turned off the concert after the Who, much as I’d love to have seen Paul McCartney. The other names, whatever. Their promo pictures looked scary, and at two hours, I’d had enough. Getting old, I guess, just like everyone on the show. Bon Jovi? I’m sorry – I call him the Zenith of Nadir. Steven Colbert's idiot blathering about "doing a line of helping someone"?! Wha...? That wasn't just bombing, that was suicide bombing. Yeah, that's it: help people because it gives you a buzz. I was embarassed just listening to that idiot.I love attitude, having quite an attitude myself, but this whole “we’re New Yorkers and WE CAN DO ANYTHING” stuff is getting really overplayed. It might even be mostly true, but it’s been milked. Isn’t a bit like shaking one’s fist at God? I can’t imagine it isn’t accruing to some cosmic backhander to put us all back in our place. And the fact is, all the pissing and moaning I’ve heard about this freaking storm has made me sick. The fact that there is even a fundraiser for it is sickening. FEMA’s out there throwing money at people, whose biggest problem is that they have to wait a month for the brand new insurance replacement cars, furniture, wood flooring, whatever. Some guy at work was whining day in and day out about this. Woe is he, with his insurance-reimbursed new kitchen, new car, etc etc. Nope, if New Yorkers were THAT tough, we’d have just done it and not cried and sung about it so much.Where were the telethons and global concerts when no less than four hurricanes in a row hit central Florida? There weren’t any. There were billboards and editorials blaming George W. Bush for them, but no gratuitous, hyperdramatic, grandstanding and cheerleading mega-concerts brought to you by mega-corporations.Getting back to the show…Townsend looked like he’d lost his bearings a couple of times, jumping around like a teenager with his Strat. But that’s because he was giving it his all, as did Roger Daltrey and the whole band. It was excellent. Then they fucked the whole thing up by flashing a picture of President Zero smiling that narcissistic smile while feeding two starving, scrawny orphans from the Serengeti or somewhere in Jersey; mooing about “love raining down”. What a jolting juxtaposition of sensory shocks: great music and putrid propaganda.
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Sixty percent of voters who cast ballots on Election Day or earlier say the economy is the most important issue in their vote, according to an early CBS News exit poll.
In CBS News/New York Times poll of likely voters taken shortly before the election, Mitt Romney had the edge over President Obama on the question of which candidate would do a better job handling the economy, 51 percent to 45 percent.
In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday he has signed an executive order allowing people displaced by Sandy to go to any "approximate polling place," sign an affidavit add cast their votes for president, U.S. Senate or other races that would have been on the ballot in their own precincts.
"We want everyone to vote," Cuomo said. "Just because you're displaced doesn't mean you should be disenfranchised."
Germany's Merck halts supply of cancer drug to Greek hospitals
FRANKFURT, Nov 3 (Reuters) - German pharmaceuticals firm Merck KGaA is no longer delivering cancer drug Erbitux to Greek hospitals, a spokesman said on Saturday, the latest sign of how an economic and budget crisis is hurting front line public services.
Drugmakers raised concerns with EU leaders earlier this yearover supplies to the euro zone's crisis-hit southern half and Germany's Biotest in June was the first to stop shipments to Greece because of unpaid bills.
Publicly-owned hospitals in some countries worst hit by theeuro zone debt crisis had been struggling to pay their bills, Merck's chief financial officer, Matthias Zachert, was quoted as saying by German paper Boersen-Zeitung in an interview on Saturday. He said however that the only country where Merck had stopped deliveries was Greece.
"It only affects Greece, where we have been faced with many problems. It's just the one product," he told the paper.
A spokesman for the company told Reuters that the drug concerned was Erbitux and that ordinary Greeks can still purchase it from pharmacies.
Some countries have taken action to pay bills, such as in Spain, where the government has said it will help hospitals topay off debts.
"That has improved things, even though the situation should still be regarded as critical for the coming years," Zachertsaid.
Erbitux is Merck's second best-selling prescription drug, bringing in sales of 855 million euros ($1.1 billion) in 2011from treating bowel cancer and head and neck cancer.($1 = 0.7785 euros) (Reporting by Frank Siebelt and Victoria Bryan; editing by Patrick Graham)