Posts from December 2009
Still think "Most Favored Nation" decision by Congress was right?
LINFEN, China (AFP) – Christians in north China are facing a Christmas of fear after 10 local religious leaders were jailed in recent weeks and their new church shut down amid a crackdown on unauthorised worship.
Five of the church leaders were given prison terms of up to seven-years by a Linfen court, while the others were sentenced without trial to labour camps for two years, their lawyer said.
Their crimes? "Illegally occupying farm land" and "disturbing transportation through a mass gathering".
"The authorities are clearly sending a message to the Christians," lawyer Li Fanping, who defended the church leaders at their trial last month, told AFP. He expressed shock at the severity of the punishment for minor offences.
"They've convicted them of these specific crimes. As Christmas is coming, a lot of Christians will want to gather to worship, but the authorities have made it clear what can happen if they gather."
At the time of that debate referenced above, part of the argument in favor of granting permanent "Most Favored Nation" status to China was that this would help lead to the communist government being more open to democratic reform, and respect for individual freedoms and "Inalienable Rights" are concerned.
But instead, this has led to an irresponsible, lopsided trade policy with China that has resulted in China's military becoming more powerfull.
Continued oppression of freedom of religion by a Communist athiest government.
Continued forced abortions.
Former president Clinton's statement on China "Most Favored Nation" status in 1993. An excerpt:
"Yesterday the American people won a tremendous victory as a majority of the House of Representatives joined me in adopting our plan to revitalize America's economic future."
"Today Members of Congress have joined me to announce a new chapter in United States policy toward China."
"China occupies an important place in our Nation's foreign policy. It is the world's most populous state, its fastest growing major economy, and a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Its future will do much to shape the future of Asia, our security and trade relations in the Pacific, and a host of global issues from the environment to weapons proliferation. In short, our relationship with China is of very great importance."
"Unfortunately, over the past 4 years our Nation spoke with a divided voice when it came to China. Americans were outraged by the killing of prodemocracy demonstrators at Tiananmen Square in June of 1989. Congress was determined to have our Nation's stance toward China reflect our outrage. Yet twice after Congress voted to place conditions on our favorable trade rules toward China, so-called most-favored-nation status, those conditions were vetoed. The annual battles between Congress and the Executive divided our foreign policy and weakened our approach over China."
"It is time that a unified American policy recognize both the value of China and the values of America. Starting today, the United States will speak with one voice on China policy. We no longer have an executive branch policy and a congressional policy. We have an American policy."
"I am happy to have with me today key congressional leaders on this issue. I am also honored to be joined by representatives of the business community and several distinguished Chinese student leaders. Their presence here is a tangible symbol of the unity of our purpose. I particularly want to recognize Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell of Maine and Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi of California. Their tireless dedication to the cause of freedom in China has given voice to our collective concerns. I intend to continue working closely with Congress as we pursue our China policy. "
Nancy Pelosi and George Mitchell are heavily involved in Obama's policies.
Mitchell spearheads pressure on Israel to engage in the false delusion of "Roadmap" appeasement.
While Pelosi is Obama's health care speed-queen democratic speaker of the U.S. House.
Sad to say there were Republicans who joined with democrats in approving China MFN at that time.
Were they right?
Our trade poicy with China, before the country got into this predicament, should have been a performanced-based economic policy directly relating to democratic reform and freedom for China's people. But these attempts all met defeat in Congress, or vetoes by the president.
It began snowing in America's most historic city yesterday around 5:00 PM.
By early morning downtown streets were covered. Snow plowed off, but still covered. It may turn out to be one of the biggest snow-falls yet, for this area.
Parts north, including DC.,and Maryland has significant snow-fall.
In DC. 7News reports this:
WASHINGTON - A snowball fight-turned-unruly protest prompted a D.C. police officer to draw his gun Saturday, sparking controversy.
A Twitter invitation went out Saturday morning, inviting people to join a snowball fight at 14th and U streets in the heart of D.C. at 3 p.m.
ABC 7's John Gonzalez reports people suddenly appeared at the appointed time and began a little snowball fight. But some protesters also showed up. They were carrying signs that read "No Iraq War; Snowball War Instead."
The uniformed officer seen in the video with his weapon drawn was responding to a call in regards to someone with a gun at the snowball fight. As it turned out that individual with the gun was a plain-clothes detective.
That detective was trying to bring a pre-planned [fun] organized snowball fight under control, after it had gotten out-of-hand.
Snowballers began pelting not only each other, but motorists and a police car as well.
Video, snowball fight U street NW, DC:
The Great Snowball Battle of Rappahanock Academy, Feb. 1863
JERUSALEM, Israel – A handful of anti-Israel Palestinian Christian leaders are taking advantage of the Christmas season to call for a boycott against Israel and are calling on Christians worldwide to treat the Jewish state like the former apartheid regime in South Africa.
The initiative called "Kairos Palestine-2009: A moment of truth" was authored by a number of prominent clergymen in Jerusalem. It declares that as Palestinian Christians the "military occupation of our land is a sin against God and humanity". read the rest.
[The result of years of "dhimmi" conditioning, and a horrible false theology called "replacement theology/ supercessionism"]
Phony Ignorant Christians-Joe Farah
Your dispicable !
Hugo Chavez, friend of despots and Islamofascists, gets thunderous applause at Copenhagen.
Will Obama get a bigger applause?
In addition to standing up for the civil rights of Italian-Americans, it's stated purpose was also to combat the stereotyping of law-abiding, honest, and patriotic Italian-Americans as criminals.
A nobel cause. With just one major problem:
Joe Colombo, was not only the founder and boss of that Italian-American civil rights organization, but also the boss of the former Profaci mafia crime family. Which eventually became known as the Colombo-Family.
$ Hundreds of thousands of dollars went directly to the crime family as a result of Colombo's public-rallies and fundraising events.
As the story goes, Colombo's high-profile public activities, such as protests, and fundraising rallies, didn't set well with Carlo Gambino. It is widely speculated that Gambino ordered Colombo "silenced." read the rest.
C.A.I.R., Council on American Islamic Relations, likes to bill itself as a kind of civil rights organization for Muslims. But a lot more.
Much of their "public activity" is like the ACLU.
C.A.I.R. has been exposed as a front for Hamas in America.
Four members of Congress have called for an investigation C.A.I.R infiltration in Congress as a result of revelations about the organization in the book "Muslim Mafia."
Read the IPT'S report on C.A.I.R. here.
A law enforcement agent was once heard to remark,-
" I don't care how many toy parades the Hell's Angels have, they are still a violent criminal organization."
What better way to decieve and deflect attention from a hidden nefarious agenda, than to cultivate a "false" positive public image.
C.A.I.R. Attorney demands ban and seizure of Christmas cards sent to Rifqa Bary:-Jawa Report
New Pics reveal Hamas-linked C.A.I.R. media coordination in Rifqa Bary case:-Jihad Watch
Muslim Mafia: C.A.I.R."s Ties to Terror:
Ever since Sarah Palin united and galvanized support from conservative Republicans, the left has engaged in one false smear after another. And Matthew Yglesias is no exception.
In addition he also criticised the Rev. Franklin Graham for speaking the truth in regards to Islam.
When Palin voiced her strong opposition to pressure on Israel by Obama, stating that " I don't think Obama has any right to tell Israel that the Jewish settlements [towns, cities] cannot expand", -
Yglesias responded by launching an attack on Palin that was a regurgitation of the left's "end-times" slander against Christians who are supportive of Israel. To that end he cited Jeffrey Goldberg who wrote:
" ...is this an indication that Palin buys into creepy End Times thinking, in which the ingathering of the Jews, and their mass death, presage the return of Christ? Inquiring minds want to know."
Goldberg and Yglesias need to read Erick Stackelbeck's "Slandering Christian Zionists":
"It is often said that ridiculing Christians and their beliefs is the last acceptable form of bigotry. Ultra-secular critics on the left, of course, usually scoff at this notion." [ as do Yglesias and Goldberg]
"But sometimes an example of anti-Christian bile comes along that is so blatant, misleading and littered with judgemental smugness, that I find it difficult to remain silent".
Be sure to read Stackelbeck's entire article as he takes J-Street to task for it's anti-Israel, anti-Christian smears of leftist propaganda.
Yglesias then went on to cite a single sentence from a Charlote newspaper article on Palin's visit with Billy Graham as lending creedence to Goldbergs end-times slander:
"She quizzed him on the presidents he's known and wanted his take on what the Bible says about Israel, Iran and Iraq, Franklin Graham reported."
Yglesias wrote :
" I don't want to to make too big a deal about this, but given the tendency of U.S. politicians to avowedly claim religious grounding for their political beliefs I do think somewhat more scrutiny needs to be given to the issue of the extent to which evangelical figures are letting their policy views be driven by apocalyptic senarios."
[ more slander]
I'm currious as to what extent Yglesias was willing to scrutinize Obama during the pre-election as to what drives his policy views.
In addition to Yglesias's pathetic "end-times" slander attack against Palin, he also criticised the Rev. Franklin Graham for speaking the truth about Islam:
" At any rate Franklin Graham's views on the subject are clear and disturbing."-Yglesias
" In case there was any doubt left about evangelical views of Islam, Billy Graham's son, the Rev. Franklin Graham, stated that Islam "is a very evil and wicked religion..."-Yglesias
Yglesias finished up his article with yet another rendition of the "end-times" slander against what he calls "fundamentalist" Christians. Who are rather, "Biblical" Christians, as opposed to Social Gospel Marxists who embrace "Liberation Theology",-
Such as the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago that Obama called his church for twenty years.
Video: Franklin Graham talks Islam with Cambell Brown:
Earlier this week tens of thousands of Israelis protested against a government freeze on building and construction in Judea and Samaria.
In a country where the population is only around 7 million, this was a major, major demonstration.
As predicted it did not recieve widespread coverage, at least objective coverage, from the MSM.
This "freeze" is the result of intense pressure on Netanyahu from Obama and the Europeans who are acting out of appeasement policies.
Where are you Michelle Malkin, Laura Ingraham, and Rush Limbaugh? Why won't you add your voice to that of Sarah Palin in opposing this pressure from Obama?
Why won't our favorite big name conservative bloggers and talkers beat the drum against this?
The misuse of taxpayer money is certainly an issue of concern for conservatives isn't it?
Malkin, Ingraham, Limbaugh, and others are to be commended for opposing the mamouth "bailouts", but the continued misuse of our taxpayer money to fund Abu Mazen and Fatah is equally irresponsible.
"I came here tonight to make a very strong statement. The land is ours. We are not going to be stopped from building in Judea and Samaria," said Sondra Oster Baras of Christian Friends of Israeli Communities.
Baras says she believes that Netanyahu is under intense pressure from Washington, D.C.
"I think Bibi is between a rock and a hard place," she said. "I think particularly the United States is pressuring him and saying 'do you want our help with Iran whose amassing nuclear power right now? Then you're going to have to stop the settlements.'"
CBN video clip:
General Lee weighs in on troop deployment inside the homeland:
" I never thought I would live to see the day when a president of the United States would raise an army to invade his own country."
" I assume this army would be used to invade those areas of the rebellion and subdue it by force"?-Lee
" ...the rebels have been most effective in changing the sentiments of various legislatures.."- Blair
[ what's known as making your voice heard]
" The presidents call for 75,000 volunteers [troops] to subdue the rebellion in the cotton states, has done nothing to ameliorate the crisis, it has only deepened it" -Lee
If a report by Britain's Christopher Monckton is accurate, the Climate Change conference in Copenhagen will be used as a pretext to advance a one-world-government.
Obama will sign this agreement and make the U.S. government a submissive partner to this travesty. American sovereignty will be surrendered to this one-world-government.
This one-world-government will adapt resolutions on issues ranging from the economy to security. America will have to comply. That will directly affect the citizens here.
In light of this it is interesting to note that in AG Napolitano's dhs domestic terrorism threat assessment report, among those listed as "extremists" or potential low-level "terrorists, were those -
"opposed to a one-world government."
[that would include every red, white, and blue patrotic citizen who doesn't want his country's security or sovereignty subjected to the dictates of largely foreign leaders who will be running that one-world-government.
Others on the list included those opposed to abortion, opposed to lax immigration laws, opposed to infringement of 2nd Amendment rights.
In addition, earlier this year a bill was submitted to the U.S. House by Florida democrat Hastings [HR 645] that would establish national emergency centers located on military bases, which could also be used as "detention centers".
Canada Free Press editorial says this is part of a plan by the U.S. government to prepare for an eventual "popular uprising".-A rebellion.
What could be the catalyst for such a popular uprising or rebellion?
Turning America into a socialst-dictatorship, making our country subject to the dictates of a one-world-government?
By 2011, the U.S. military is expected to have at least 20,000 troops "deployed" within the homeland. A violation of the Posse Comitatus Act?
There is nothing but absolute respect, trust, and thanks for our soldiers who defend and protect us.
But Obama, the UN, EU, and the Quartet,--no.
And while they scheme, we remember this.
General Lee's remarks to Blair: