Thursday, 16 May 2013

Re: U.S. embassies push “gay pride” in countries that outlaw homosexual acts

Yet you have objections to any one or entity that promotes
Christianity,
within these same Nation-States.
---
not true ... it's their countries and their laws.

otoh ... you would turn the USA into a religious state like israel.


On May 16, 5:04 pm, Keith In Tampa <keithinta...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Yet you have objections to any one or entity that promotes Christianity,
> within these same Nation-States.
>
> Hypocritical, to say the least.
>
> On Thu, May 16, 2013 at 6:01 PM, plainolamerican
> <plainolameri...@gmail.com>wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> > U.S. embassies push "gay pride" in countries that outlaw homosexual
> > acts
> > ---
> > it won't be a failure like spreading democracy and intervention in the
> > middle east.
>
> > On May 16, 3:07 pm, Travis <baconl...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > **
> > >    Dr. Eowyn posted: " Catholic World News reports, May 14, 2013, that
> > U.S.
> > > embassies abroad are preparing to celebrate Gay Pride Month (the correct
> > > term is now the more cumbersome "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender
> > Pride
> > > Month") in June, even in countries where homosexua"    Respond to this
> > post
> > > by replying above this line
> > >       New post on *Fellowship of the Minds*
> > > <http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/author/eowyn2/>  U.S. embassies
> > > push "gay pride" in countries that outlaw homosexual
> > > acts<
> >http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/2013/05/16/u-s-embassies-push-...>
> > > by
> > > Dr. Eowyn <http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/author/eowyn2/>
>
> > > [image: newsweek-obama-gay-president]<
> >http://fellowshipofminds.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/newsweek-obama-g...>
>
> > > Catholic World News
> > > reports<
> >http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=17868>,
> > > May 14, 2013, that U.S. embassies abroad are preparing to celebrate Gay
> > > Pride Month (the correct term is now the more cumbersome "Lesbian, Gay,
> > > Bisexual, Transgender Pride Month") in June, even in countries where
> > > homosexual behavior is outlawed.
>
> > > Part of the celebration is the posting of a White House Press Release --
> > > Obama's "Proclamation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender
> > > Month<
> >http://caracas.usembassy.gov/news-events/embassy-news/proclamation-of...>"
> > > -- on the websites of the U.S. embassies.
>
> > > Author Robert Reilly <http://www.afpc.org/expert_listings/view/9>, who
> > was
> > > senior adviser for information strategy to the U.S. Secretary of Defense
> > > (2002-2006), points out that in many countries, the U.S. diplomatic
> > > pressure for recognition of homosexual partnerships can easily be seen as
> > > an attempt to influence internal political affairs—traditionally a taboo
> > in
> > > the world of diplomacy. U.S. embassies are also risking the hostility of
> > > nations that regard the US as a corrosive cultural influence.
>
> > > Below are the 76+ countries where homosexual acts are outlawed
> > > (source<http://76crimes.com/76-countries-where-homosexuality-is-illegal/
>
> > > ):
>
> > > *Africa*
>
> > > 1 Algeria <http://76crimes.com/tag/algeria/>
> > > 2 Angola
> > > 3 Benin
> > > 4 Botswana <http://76crimes.com/tag/botswana/>
> > > 5 Burundi
> > > 6 Cameroon <http://76crimes.com/tag/cameroon/>
> > > 7 Comoros
> > > 8 Egypt
> > > 9 Eritrea
> > > 10 Ethiopia <http://76crimes.com/tag/ethiopia/>
> > > 11 Gambia <http://76crimes.com/tag/gambia/>
> > > 12 Ghana <http://76crimes.com/tag/ghana/>
> > > 13 Guinea
> > > 14 Kenya <http://76crimes.com/tag/kenya/>
> > > 15 Lesotho
> > > 16 Liberia <http://76crimes.com/tag/liberia/>
> > > 17 Libya <http://76crimes.com/tag/libya/>
> > > 18 Malawi <http://76crimes.com/tag/malawi/>(enforcement of law
> > suspended)
> > > 19 Mauritania
> > > 20 Mauritius
> > > 21 Morocco
> > > 22 Mozambique
> > > 23 Namibia
> > > 24 Nigeria <http://76crimes.com/tag/nigeria/>
> > > 25 Sao Tome
> > > 26 Senegal <http://76crimes.com/tag/senegal/>
> > > 27 Seychelles
> > > 28 Sierra Leone <http://76crimes.com/tag/sierra-leone/>
> > > 29 Somalia
> > > 30 South Sudan
> > > 31 Sudan
> > > 32 Swaziland <http://76crimes.com/tag/swaziland/>
> > > 33 Tanzania <http://76crimes.com/tag/tanzania/>
> > > 34 Togo
> > > 35 Tunisia <http://76crimes.com/tag/tunisia/>
> > > 36 Uganda <http://76crimes.com/tag/uganda/>
> > > 37 Zambia <http://76crimes.com/tag/zambia/>
> > > 38 Zimbabwe <http://76crimes.com/tag/zimbabwe/>
>
> > > *Asia, including the Middle East
> > > *
>
> > > 39 Afghanistan
> > > 40 Bangladesh
> > > 41 Bhutan
> > > 42 Brunei
> > > 43 Iran <http://76crimes.com/tag/iran/>
> > > 44 Kuwait <http://76crimes.com/tag/kuwait/>
> > > 45 Lebanon <http://76crimes.com/tag/lebanon/>
> > > 46 Malaysia <http://76crimes.com/tag/malaysia/>
> > > 47 Maldives
> > > 48 Myanmar
> > > 49 Oman
> > > 50 Pakistan <http://76crimes.com/tag/pakistan/>
> > > 51 Palestine/Gaza Strip
> > > 52 Qatar
> > > 53 Saudi Arabia <http://76crimes.com/tag/saudi-arabia/>
> > > 54 Singapore <http://76crimes.com/tag/singapore/>
> > > 55 Sri Lanka
> > > 56 Syria
> > > 57 Turkmenistan
> > > 58 United Arab Emirates <http://76crimes.com/tag/united-arab-emirates/>
> > > 59 Uzbekistan <http://76crimes.com/tag/uzbekistan/>
> > > 60 Yemen
>
> > > Two Asian/Middle Eastern countries are listed separately by the ILGA
> > under
> > > the heading "Legal status of homosexual acts unclear or uncertain":
>
> > >    - In Iraq, there is no law against homosexual acts, but homophobic
> > >    violence is unchecked and self-appointed sharia judges reportedly have
> > >    imposed sentences for homosexual behavior.
> > >    - In India, enforcement of the law against homosexual activity has
> > been
> > >    suspended by court action.
>
> > > *Americas*
>
> > > 61 Antigua & Barbuda
> > > 62 Barbados <http://76crimes.com/tag/barbados/>
> > > 63 Belize <http://76crimes.com/tag/belize/>
> > > 64 Dominica <http://76crimes.com/tag/dominica/>
> > > 65 Grenada
> > > 66 Guyana <http://76crimes.com/tag/guyana/>
> > > 67 Jamaica <http://76crimes.com/tag/guyana/>
> > > 68 St Kitts & Nevis
> > > 69 St Lucia
> > > 70 St Vincent & the Grenadines
> > > 71 Trinidad & Tobago <http://76crimes.com/tag/trinidad/>
>
> > > *Oceania*
>
> > > 72 Cook Islands
> > > 73 Indonesia (Aceh Province and South Sumatra)
> > > 74 Kirbati
> > > 75 Nauru
> > > 76 Palau
> > > 77 Papua New Guinea
> > > 78 Samoa
> > > 79 Solomon Islands
> > > 80 Tonga
> > > 81 Tuvalu
>
> > > *Europe*
>
> > > 82 Northern Cyprus <http://76crimes.com/tag/northern-cyprus/>
>
> > > Also in Europe and worth mentioning but not on a list of countries with
> > > laws against homosexuality are:
>
> > >    - Russia <http://76crimes.com/tag/russia/>, where several cities and
> > >    regions have laws that prohibit discussion of homosexuality in the
> > presence
> > >    of minors;
> > >    - Ukraine <http://76crimes.com/tag/ukraine/>, which has considered,
> > but
> > >    so far has not adopted a similar law against "gay propaganda."
>
> > > *~Eowyn*
> > >   *Dr. Eowyn <http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/author/eowyn2/>* |
> > May
> > > 16, 2013 at 11:57 am | Tags: LGBT Pride
> > > Month<http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/?tag=lgbt-pride-month>,
> > > Robert Reilly <http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/?tag=robert-reilly>
> > |
> > > Categories: Culture War <
> >http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/?cat=20812>,
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> > > Obama<http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/?cat=376320>,
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Re: Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of American colleges and universities

Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of American colleges and universities
---
Although never officially legislated, between 1918 and the 1950s a
number of private universities and medical schools introduced numerus
clausus policies limiting admissions of students based on their
religion or race to certain percentages within the college population.
One of the groups affected by these policies was Jewish applicants,
whose admission to some New England and New York City-area liberal
arts universities fell significantly between the late 1910s and the
mid-1930s.[5] For instance, the admission to Harvard University during
that period fell from 27.6% to 17.1% and in Columbia University from
32.7% to 14.6%. Corresponding quotas were introduced in the medical
and dental schools resulting during the 1930s in the decline of Jewish
students: e.g. in Cornell University School of Medicine from 40% in
1918–22 to 3.57% in 1940–41, in Boston University Medical School from
48.4% in 1929–30 to 12.5% in 1934–35. During this period, a notable
exception among U. S. medical schools was the medical school of
Middlesex University, which had no quotas and many Jewish faculty
members and students; school officials believed that antisemitism
played a role in the school's failure to secure AMA accreditation.[6]
In addition to Jewish applicants, Catholics, African-Americans,
Eastern/Southern Europeans, and women were also targeted by admission
restrictions. African-Americans, in some instances, were outright
excluded (numerus null) from admission: e.g., at Columbia University.
The most common method, employed by 90% of American universities and
colleges at the time to identify the "desirable" (native-born, white,
Protestant) applicants, were the application form questions about
their religious preference, race, and nationality. Other more subtle
methods included restrictions on scholarships, rejection of transfer
students, and preferences for alumni sons and daughters.

On May 16, 1:46 pm, Travis <baconl...@gmail.com> wrote:
> **
>    BareNakedIslam posted: "Check below to see if any colleges you know are
> in bed with the founders of al-Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood. Shockingly,
> they have infiltrated the United States Naval Academy. Clarion Project  In
> 1988, an FBI informant inside the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood "
>       New post on *BARE NAKED ISLAM*
> <http://www.barenakedislam.com/?author=1>  Muslim Brotherhood infiltration
> of American colleges and
> universities<http://www.barenakedislam.com/2013/05/16/muslim-brotherhood-infiltrat...>
> by
> BareNakedIslam <http://www.barenakedislam.com/?author=1>
>
> Check below to see if any colleges you know are in bed with the founders of
> al-Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood. Shockingly, they have infiltrated the
> United States Naval Academy. Clarion Project  In 1988, an FBI informant
> inside the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood network warned that it had a front
> called the International Institute of Islamic Thought […]
>
> Read more of this
> post<http://www.barenakedislam.com/2013/05/16/muslim-brotherhood-infiltrat...>
>   *BareNakedIslam <http://www.barenakedislam.com/?author=1>* | May 16, 2013
> at 1:31 pm | Categories: Islam in
> America<http://www.barenakedislam.com/?taxonomy=category&term=islam-in-america>|
> URL:http://wp.me/p276zM-TDM
>
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Re: U.S. embassies push “gay pride” in countries that outlaw homosexual acts

Yet you have objections to any one or entity that promotes Christianity, within these same Nation-States. 
 
Hypocritical, to say the least.


On Thu, May 16, 2013 at 6:01 PM, plainolamerican <plainolamerican@gmail.com> wrote:
U.S. embassies push "gay pride" in countries that outlaw homosexual
acts
---
it won't be a failure like spreading democracy and intervention in the
middle east.

On May 16, 3:07 pm, Travis <baconl...@gmail.com> wrote:
> **
>    Dr. Eowyn posted: " Catholic World News reports, May 14, 2013, that U.S.
> embassies abroad are preparing to celebrate Gay Pride Month (the correct
> term is now the more cumbersome "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride
> Month") in June, even in countries where homosexua"    Respond to this post
> by replying above this line
>       New post on *Fellowship of the Minds*
> <http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/author/eowyn2/>  U.S. embassies
> push "gay pride" in countries that outlaw homosexual
> acts<http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/2013/05/16/u-s-embassies-push-...>
> by
> Dr. Eowyn <http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/author/eowyn2/>
>
> [image: newsweek-obama-gay-president]<http://fellowshipofminds.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/newsweek-obama-g...>
>
> Catholic World News
> reports<http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=17868>,
> May 14, 2013, that U.S. embassies abroad are preparing to celebrate Gay
> Pride Month (the correct term is now the more cumbersome "Lesbian, Gay,
> Bisexual, Transgender Pride Month") in June, even in countries where
> homosexual behavior is outlawed.
>
> Part of the celebration is the posting of a White House Press Release --
> Obama's "Proclamation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender
> Month<http://caracas.usembassy.gov/news-events/embassy-news/proclamation-of...>"
> -- on the websites of the U.S. embassies.
>
> Author Robert Reilly <http://www.afpc.org/expert_listings/view/9>, who was
> senior adviser for information strategy to the U.S. Secretary of Defense
> (2002-2006), points out that in many countries, the U.S. diplomatic
> pressure for recognition of homosexual partnerships can easily be seen as
> an attempt to influence internal political affairs—traditionally a taboo in
> the world of diplomacy. U.S. embassies are also risking the hostility of
> nations that regard the US as a corrosive cultural influence.
>
> Below are the 76+ countries where homosexual acts are outlawed
> (source<http://76crimes.com/76-countries-where-homosexuality-is-illegal/>
> ):
>
> *Africa*
>
> 1 Algeria <http://76crimes.com/tag/algeria/>
> 2 Angola
> 3 Benin
> 4 Botswana <http://76crimes.com/tag/botswana/>
> 5 Burundi
> 6 Cameroon <http://76crimes.com/tag/cameroon/>
> 7 Comoros
> 8 Egypt
> 9 Eritrea
> 10 Ethiopia <http://76crimes.com/tag/ethiopia/>
> 11 Gambia <http://76crimes.com/tag/gambia/>
> 12 Ghana <http://76crimes.com/tag/ghana/>
> 13 Guinea
> 14 Kenya <http://76crimes.com/tag/kenya/>
> 15 Lesotho
> 16 Liberia <http://76crimes.com/tag/liberia/>
> 17 Libya <http://76crimes.com/tag/libya/>
> 18 Malawi <http://76crimes.com/tag/malawi/>(enforcement of law suspended)
> 19 Mauritania
> 20 Mauritius
> 21 Morocco
> 22 Mozambique
> 23 Namibia
> 24 Nigeria <http://76crimes.com/tag/nigeria/>
> 25 Sao Tome
> 26 Senegal <http://76crimes.com/tag/senegal/>
> 27 Seychelles
> 28 Sierra Leone <http://76crimes.com/tag/sierra-leone/>
> 29 Somalia
> 30 South Sudan
> 31 Sudan
> 32 Swaziland <http://76crimes.com/tag/swaziland/>
> 33 Tanzania <http://76crimes.com/tag/tanzania/>
> 34 Togo
> 35 Tunisia <http://76crimes.com/tag/tunisia/>
> 36 Uganda <http://76crimes.com/tag/uganda/>
> 37 Zambia <http://76crimes.com/tag/zambia/>
> 38 Zimbabwe <http://76crimes.com/tag/zimbabwe/>
>
> *Asia, including the Middle East
> *
>
> 39 Afghanistan
> 40 Bangladesh
> 41 Bhutan
> 42 Brunei
> 43 Iran <http://76crimes.com/tag/iran/>
> 44 Kuwait <http://76crimes.com/tag/kuwait/>
> 45 Lebanon <http://76crimes.com/tag/lebanon/>
> 46 Malaysia <http://76crimes.com/tag/malaysia/>
> 47 Maldives
> 48 Myanmar
> 49 Oman
> 50 Pakistan <http://76crimes.com/tag/pakistan/>
> 51 Palestine/Gaza Strip
> 52 Qatar
> 53 Saudi Arabia <http://76crimes.com/tag/saudi-arabia/>
> 54 Singapore <http://76crimes.com/tag/singapore/>
> 55 Sri Lanka
> 56 Syria
> 57 Turkmenistan
> 58 United Arab Emirates <http://76crimes.com/tag/united-arab-emirates/>
> 59 Uzbekistan <http://76crimes.com/tag/uzbekistan/>
> 60 Yemen
>
> Two Asian/Middle Eastern countries are listed separately by the ILGA under
> the heading "Legal status of homosexual acts unclear or uncertain":
>
>    - In Iraq, there is no law against homosexual acts, but homophobic
>    violence is unchecked and self-appointed sharia judges reportedly have
>    imposed sentences for homosexual behavior.
>    - In India, enforcement of the law against homosexual activity has been
>    suspended by court action.
>
> *Americas*
>
> 61 Antigua & Barbuda
> 62 Barbados <http://76crimes.com/tag/barbados/>
> 63 Belize <http://76crimes.com/tag/belize/>
> 64 Dominica <http://76crimes.com/tag/dominica/>
> 65 Grenada
> 66 Guyana <http://76crimes.com/tag/guyana/>
> 67 Jamaica <http://76crimes.com/tag/guyana/>
> 68 St Kitts & Nevis
> 69 St Lucia
> 70 St Vincent & the Grenadines
> 71 Trinidad & Tobago <http://76crimes.com/tag/trinidad/>
>
> *Oceania*
>
> 72 Cook Islands
> 73 Indonesia (Aceh Province and South Sumatra)
> 74 Kirbati
> 75 Nauru
> 76 Palau
> 77 Papua New Guinea
> 78 Samoa
> 79 Solomon Islands
> 80 Tonga
> 81 Tuvalu
>
> *Europe*
>
> 82 Northern Cyprus <http://76crimes.com/tag/northern-cyprus/>
>
> Also in Europe and worth mentioning but not on a list of countries with
> laws against homosexuality are:
>
>    - Russia <http://76crimes.com/tag/russia/>, where several cities and
>    regions have laws that prohibit discussion of homosexuality in the presence
>    of minors;
>    - Ukraine <http://76crimes.com/tag/ukraine/>, which has considered, but
>    so far has not adopted a similar law against "gay propaganda."
>
> *~Eowyn*
>   *Dr. Eowyn <http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/author/eowyn2/>* | May
> 16, 2013 at 11:57 am | Tags: LGBT Pride
> Month<http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/?tag=lgbt-pride-month>,
> Robert Reilly <http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/?tag=robert-reilly> |
> Categories: Culture War <http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/?cat=20812>,
> Gays <http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/?cat=35219924>,
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> Middle East <http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/?cat=3250>,
> Obama<http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/?cat=376320>,
> Obama's America <http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/?cat=12285619>, United
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Re: Congress Widens IRS Investigation, Pro-Israel Groups Were Targeted

Why?  A group for the benefit of Israel has every right to operate in the U.S.  That doesn't mean that you have to agree with it, contribute to it, or in any way support it, but a tax exempt status should apply to the organization if they meet the criteria
 


On Thu, May 16, 2013 at 6:00 PM, plainolamerican <plainolamerican@gmail.com> wrote:
a non-profit for the benefit of israel should not be approved by the
IRS.
if they want a tax break they should move to israel.

On May 16, 3:08 pm, Travis <baconl...@gmail.com> wrote:
> http://www.jewishpress.com/news/congress-widens-investigation-of-irs-...
> ****
>
>  ****
> Congress Widens IRS Investigation, Pro-Israel Groups Were Targeted****
>
> *By: Lori Lowenthal
> Marcus<http://www.jewishpress.com/author/lori-lowenthal-marcus/>
> *****
>
> *Published:* May 15th, 2013
> *Latest update:* May 16th, 2013****
>
> **[image: The IRS Acting Commissioner will appear before a House Ways and
> Means Committee hearing on Friday, May 17, 2013, to investigate
> politicization of the IRS]**
> The IRS Acting Commissioner will appear before a House Ways and Means
> Committee hearing on Friday, May 17, 2013, to investigate politicization of
> the IRS, and a potential widespread coverup.
> Photo Credit: Lori Lowenthal Marcus****
>
> The chairman and the ranking committee member of the U.S. House Ways and
> Means Committee released a
> letter<http://waysandmeans.house.gov/uploadedfiles/camp-levin_5_4_13.pdf>the
> committee sent today, May 14, to Steve Miller, Acting Commissioner of
> the Internal Revenue Service. That letter informs Miller that the committee
> has greatly expanded the scope of its investigation into alleged misdeeds
> by the IRS.
>
> Among other information that congress is now seeking is information about
> the IRS's special scrutiny of organizations whose mission involve Israel.
>
> Last week *The Jewish
> Press*<http://www.jewishpress.com/news/irs-punished-conservative-non-profits...>connected
> the admitted increased scrutiny of certain conservative
> organizations by the IRS, and the alleged targeting by the agency of Z
> STREET, a pro-Israel organization. That activity gave rise to a lawsuit
> filed against the IRS in 2010. (This reporter is the president of the
> organization that brought that lawsuit.)
>
> Congressmen Dave Camp (R-MI) and Sander Levin (D-MI) signed a 3 page,
> single space, 13 point letter today, making clear that congress was greatly
> displeased with the lack of candor and responsiveness the IRS has displayed
> towards their committee's now-nearly two year long investigation of the
> agency.
>
> In addition to seeking information about the IRS dealing with
> organization's whose mission deals with Israel, the Ways and Means
> Committee is also seeking information about any other kinds of
> organizations the IRS chose to scrutinize based upon those organization's
> political views.
>
> The tone of the letter makes clear that Acting Commissioner Miller is in
> for a grueling hearing this Friday. The congressmen use euphemisms, but
> what they are accusing the IRS of doing was lying to the Committee,
> repeatedly - either by commission or omission - about actions it has now
> admitted taking. Now they want to know, essentially, who decided that the
> committee would be told lies, and how far up the chain of command did the
> lying go, in addition to the underlying inappropriate conduct.
>
> Congress is also demanding to know what information about the now-admitted,
> and perhaps additional to be admitted misdeeds was shared with the Treasury
> Department and with the White House, and when that information was shared.
>
> One of the most jarring paragraphs in any letter sent to a government
> agency by a congressional committee is found in the May 14 letter from
> Congressmen Camp and Levin:****
>
> The IRS, through its officials, is legally and ethically bound to tell the
> truth to Congress and the American people. In this situation, the IRS had a
> continuing obligation to update and correct information provided to
> Congress if it was later determined to be incomplete or inaccurate. Why did
> your agency fail to be completely forthcoming with the Committee in its
> responses to the Committee's ongoing investigation and in testimony before
> the Committee regarding the IRS's practice of targeting conservative groups?
> ****
>
> It is also clear that the Ways and Means Committee will be holding
> additional hearings into alleged widespread misdeeds. The new material
> congress seeks must be supplied to the Ways and Means Committee by May 21,
> a week from today.
>
> Perhaps the only thing that is not yet clear is who made the decisions to
> employ the vast power of the IRS to engage in inappropriate, bullying
> activity of particular groups of Americans, and how and who made the
> decisions to cover up that activity. It appears congress intends to find
> out the answers to those questions.
>
> It's going to be a long, hot summer for the IRS.****
>
> ** **
>
>  image001.jpg
> 168KViewDownload

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Re: U.S. embassies push “gay pride” in countries that outlaw homosexual acts

U.S. embassies push "gay pride" in countries that outlaw homosexual
acts
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it won't be a failure like spreading democracy and intervention in the
middle east.

On May 16, 3:07 pm, Travis <baconl...@gmail.com> wrote:
> **
>    Dr. Eowyn posted: " Catholic World News reports, May 14, 2013, that U.S.
> embassies abroad are preparing to celebrate Gay Pride Month (the correct
> term is now the more cumbersome "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride
> Month") in June, even in countries where homosexua"    Respond to this post
> by replying above this line
>       New post on *Fellowship of the Minds*
> <http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/author/eowyn2/>  U.S. embassies
> push "gay pride" in countries that outlaw homosexual
> acts<http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/2013/05/16/u-s-embassies-push-...>
> by
> Dr. Eowyn <http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/author/eowyn2/>
>
> [image: newsweek-obama-gay-president]<http://fellowshipofminds.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/newsweek-obama-g...>
>
> Catholic World News
> reports<http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=17868>,
> May 14, 2013, that U.S. embassies abroad are preparing to celebrate Gay
> Pride Month (the correct term is now the more cumbersome "Lesbian, Gay,
> Bisexual, Transgender Pride Month") in June, even in countries where
> homosexual behavior is outlawed.
>
> Part of the celebration is the posting of a White House Press Release --
> Obama's "Proclamation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender
> Month<http://caracas.usembassy.gov/news-events/embassy-news/proclamation-of...>"
> -- on the websites of the U.S. embassies.
>
> Author Robert Reilly <http://www.afpc.org/expert_listings/view/9>, who was
> senior adviser for information strategy to the U.S. Secretary of Defense
> (2002-2006), points out that in many countries, the U.S. diplomatic
> pressure for recognition of homosexual partnerships can easily be seen as
> an attempt to influence internal political affairs—traditionally a taboo in
> the world of diplomacy. U.S. embassies are also risking the hostility of
> nations that regard the US as a corrosive cultural influence.
>
> Below are the 76+ countries where homosexual acts are outlawed
> (source<http://76crimes.com/76-countries-where-homosexuality-is-illegal/>
> ):
>
> *Africa*
>
> 1 Algeria <http://76crimes.com/tag/algeria/>
> 2 Angola
> 3 Benin
> 4 Botswana <http://76crimes.com/tag/botswana/>
> 5 Burundi
> 6 Cameroon <http://76crimes.com/tag/cameroon/>
> 7 Comoros
> 8 Egypt
> 9 Eritrea
> 10 Ethiopia <http://76crimes.com/tag/ethiopia/>
> 11 Gambia <http://76crimes.com/tag/gambia/>
> 12 Ghana <http://76crimes.com/tag/ghana/>
> 13 Guinea
> 14 Kenya <http://76crimes.com/tag/kenya/>
> 15 Lesotho
> 16 Liberia <http://76crimes.com/tag/liberia/>
> 17 Libya <http://76crimes.com/tag/libya/>
> 18 Malawi <http://76crimes.com/tag/malawi/>(enforcement of law suspended)
> 19 Mauritania
> 20 Mauritius
> 21 Morocco
> 22 Mozambique
> 23 Namibia
> 24 Nigeria <http://76crimes.com/tag/nigeria/>
> 25 Sao Tome
> 26 Senegal <http://76crimes.com/tag/senegal/>
> 27 Seychelles
> 28 Sierra Leone <http://76crimes.com/tag/sierra-leone/>
> 29 Somalia
> 30 South Sudan
> 31 Sudan
> 32 Swaziland <http://76crimes.com/tag/swaziland/>
> 33 Tanzania <http://76crimes.com/tag/tanzania/>
> 34 Togo
> 35 Tunisia <http://76crimes.com/tag/tunisia/>
> 36 Uganda <http://76crimes.com/tag/uganda/>
> 37 Zambia <http://76crimes.com/tag/zambia/>
> 38 Zimbabwe <http://76crimes.com/tag/zimbabwe/>
>
> *Asia, including the Middle East
> *
>
> 39 Afghanistan
> 40 Bangladesh
> 41 Bhutan
> 42 Brunei
> 43 Iran <http://76crimes.com/tag/iran/>
> 44 Kuwait <http://76crimes.com/tag/kuwait/>
> 45 Lebanon <http://76crimes.com/tag/lebanon/>
> 46 Malaysia <http://76crimes.com/tag/malaysia/>
> 47 Maldives
> 48 Myanmar
> 49 Oman
> 50 Pakistan <http://76crimes.com/tag/pakistan/>
> 51 Palestine/Gaza Strip
> 52 Qatar
> 53 Saudi Arabia <http://76crimes.com/tag/saudi-arabia/>
> 54 Singapore <http://76crimes.com/tag/singapore/>
> 55 Sri Lanka
> 56 Syria
> 57 Turkmenistan
> 58 United Arab Emirates <http://76crimes.com/tag/united-arab-emirates/>
> 59 Uzbekistan <http://76crimes.com/tag/uzbekistan/>
> 60 Yemen
>
> Two Asian/Middle Eastern countries are listed separately by the ILGA under
> the heading "Legal status of homosexual acts unclear or uncertain":
>
>    - In Iraq, there is no law against homosexual acts, but homophobic
>    violence is unchecked and self-appointed sharia judges reportedly have
>    imposed sentences for homosexual behavior.
>    - In India, enforcement of the law against homosexual activity has been
>    suspended by court action.
>
> *Americas*
>
> 61 Antigua & Barbuda
> 62 Barbados <http://76crimes.com/tag/barbados/>
> 63 Belize <http://76crimes.com/tag/belize/>
> 64 Dominica <http://76crimes.com/tag/dominica/>
> 65 Grenada
> 66 Guyana <http://76crimes.com/tag/guyana/>
> 67 Jamaica <http://76crimes.com/tag/guyana/>
> 68 St Kitts & Nevis
> 69 St Lucia
> 70 St Vincent & the Grenadines
> 71 Trinidad & Tobago <http://76crimes.com/tag/trinidad/>
>
> *Oceania*
>
> 72 Cook Islands
> 73 Indonesia (Aceh Province and South Sumatra)
> 74 Kirbati
> 75 Nauru
> 76 Palau
> 77 Papua New Guinea
> 78 Samoa
> 79 Solomon Islands
> 80 Tonga
> 81 Tuvalu
>
> *Europe*
>
> 82 Northern Cyprus <http://76crimes.com/tag/northern-cyprus/>
>
> Also in Europe and worth mentioning but not on a list of countries with
> laws against homosexuality are:
>
>    - Russia <http://76crimes.com/tag/russia/>, where several cities and
>    regions have laws that prohibit discussion of homosexuality in the presence
>    of minors;
>    - Ukraine <http://76crimes.com/tag/ukraine/>, which has considered, but
>    so far has not adopted a similar law against "gay propaganda."
>
> *~Eowyn*
>   *Dr. Eowyn <http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/author/eowyn2/>* | May
> 16, 2013 at 11:57 am | Tags: LGBT Pride
> Month<http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/?tag=lgbt-pride-month>,
> Robert Reilly <http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/?tag=robert-reilly> |
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Re: Congress Widens IRS Investigation, Pro-Israel Groups Were Targeted

a non-profit for the benefit of israel should not be approved by the
IRS.
if they want a tax break they should move to israel.

On May 16, 3:08 pm, Travis <baconl...@gmail.com> wrote:
> http://www.jewishpress.com/news/congress-widens-investigation-of-irs-...
> ****
>
>  ****
> Congress Widens IRS Investigation, Pro-Israel Groups Were Targeted****
>
> *By: Lori Lowenthal
> Marcus<http://www.jewishpress.com/author/lori-lowenthal-marcus/>
> *****
>
> *Published:* May 15th, 2013
> *Latest update:* May 16th, 2013****
>
> **[image: The IRS Acting Commissioner will appear before a House Ways and
> Means Committee hearing on Friday, May 17, 2013, to investigate
> politicization of the IRS]**
> The IRS Acting Commissioner will appear before a House Ways and Means
> Committee hearing on Friday, May 17, 2013, to investigate politicization of
> the IRS, and a potential widespread coverup.
> Photo Credit: Lori Lowenthal Marcus****
>
> The chairman and the ranking committee member of the U.S. House Ways and
> Means Committee released a
> letter<http://waysandmeans.house.gov/uploadedfiles/camp-levin_5_4_13.pdf>the
> committee sent today, May 14, to Steve Miller, Acting Commissioner of
> the Internal Revenue Service. That letter informs Miller that the committee
> has greatly expanded the scope of its investigation into alleged misdeeds
> by the IRS.
>
> Among other information that congress is now seeking is information about
> the IRS's special scrutiny of organizations whose mission involve Israel.
>
> Last week *The Jewish
> Press*<http://www.jewishpress.com/news/irs-punished-conservative-non-profits...>connected
> the admitted increased scrutiny of certain conservative
> organizations by the IRS, and the alleged targeting by the agency of Z
> STREET, a pro-Israel organization. That activity gave rise to a lawsuit
> filed against the IRS in 2010. (This reporter is the president of the
> organization that brought that lawsuit.)
>
> Congressmen Dave Camp (R-MI) and Sander Levin (D-MI) signed a 3 page,
> single space, 13 point letter today, making clear that congress was greatly
> displeased with the lack of candor and responsiveness the IRS has displayed
> towards their committee's now-nearly two year long investigation of the
> agency.
>
> In addition to seeking information about the IRS dealing with
> organization's whose mission deals with Israel, the Ways and Means
> Committee is also seeking information about any other kinds of
> organizations the IRS chose to scrutinize based upon those organization's
> political views.
>
> The tone of the letter makes clear that Acting Commissioner Miller is in
> for a grueling hearing this Friday. The congressmen use euphemisms, but
> what they are accusing the IRS of doing was lying to the Committee,
> repeatedly - either by commission or omission - about actions it has now
> admitted taking. Now they want to know, essentially, who decided that the
> committee would be told lies, and how far up the chain of command did the
> lying go, in addition to the underlying inappropriate conduct.
>
> Congress is also demanding to know what information about the now-admitted,
> and perhaps additional to be admitted misdeeds was shared with the Treasury
> Department and with the White House, and when that information was shared.
>
> One of the most jarring paragraphs in any letter sent to a government
> agency by a congressional committee is found in the May 14 letter from
> Congressmen Camp and Levin:****
>
> The IRS, through its officials, is legally and ethically bound to tell the
> truth to Congress and the American people. In this situation, the IRS had a
> continuing obligation to update and correct information provided to
> Congress if it was later determined to be incomplete or inaccurate. Why did
> your agency fail to be completely forthcoming with the Committee in its
> responses to the Committee's ongoing investigation and in testimony before
> the Committee regarding the IRS's practice of targeting conservative groups?
> ****
>
> It is also clear that the Ways and Means Committee will be holding
> additional hearings into alleged widespread misdeeds. The new material
> congress seeks must be supplied to the Ways and Means Committee by May 21,
> a week from today.
>
> Perhaps the only thing that is not yet clear is who made the decisions to
> employ the vast power of the IRS to engage in inappropriate, bullying
> activity of particular groups of Americans, and how and who made the
> decisions to cover up that activity. It appears congress intends to find
> out the answers to those questions.
>
> It's going to be a long, hot summer for the IRS.****
>
> ** **
>
>  image001.jpg
> 168KViewDownload

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Re: David Axelrod Is Right

Yes, other than the lovely spokes-model, here are 100 Senators and 435 Representatives to blame!!!


On Thu, May 16, 2013 at 11:08 AM, MJ <michaelj@america.net> wrote:

David Axelrod Is Right
Posted by Lew Rockwell on May 16, 2013 08:08 AM

The former campaign aide said that the government is far to vast to be controlled by Obama. He was making an excuse, but he's still right. In fact, any president is just a smiley face on the lapel of the oligarchy. Yet we all talk as if he's in control, which is what the regime wants. Because of the predatory nature of the state, especially a global empire, sooner or later the people begin to hate the president, and so the oligarchy changes the smiley face. But sometimes, in these latter days of fascism, it pays the regime to stage an impeachment. It's a great distraction from murderous wars, 1984ish tyranny, plutocratic rip-offs, and poverty-producing Fed crises. While presidents are always eminently hateable, we should always keep our eye on the permanent evil, the presidency, and those who grow rich and powerful from it. What dastardly schemes do they have in mind, or horrific disasters, from which they want us distracted?

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BH Obama White Bronco Chase Getaway from #Scandalpalooza [Video]




Classic.

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A quick guide to Obama's latest scandalrama





A quick guide to Obama's scandalrama

- Drew McKissick (5-16-13)

If you feel like you need a program to keep up with the rash of scandals coming out of Washington, you're not alone. There's stifling of political opposition, lying to Congress, intimidation of whistle-blowers, lying to the public and a healthy dose of general incompetence.

Suffice it to say that Obama has found his legacy. He has set the new presidential speed record for achieving lame-duck status, going from inauguration to irrelevance in just four months. With three major scandals all coming to a boil at the same time, Democrats will be distancing themselves in droves before the dust settles.

The IRS Hokey-Pokey

All of America just found out what many conservative groups have known all along – that the IRS has spent years targeting them in order to minimize how effective they can be.

New information confirms that over a course of three years the IRS singled out groups for abuse if their names or descriptions included certain keywords like "tea party", "9-12", "patriot", "constitution", "voter fraud", "government spending", "limited government" or "Bill of Rights".

The IRS demanded that such groups turn over more information about their activities, their donors, their websites and social media accounts, even asking questions about the political beliefs of personnel. Worse, at least one liberal group has admitted that the IRS sent them confidential copies of applications and other documents from thirty-one conservative groups.

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Despite initial White House claims that the problem was just a bunch of low-level bureaucrats, we now know that top IRS appointees in Washington knew all about it – including IRS commissioners and chief counsels.

In the end, the abuse affected almost five-hundred conservative groups, with none receiving tax-exempt status for over twenty-seven straight months – time enough to reduce their impact on the 2012 elections. Meanwhile, liberal groups with words like "progressive" in their titles zipped right through the approval process.

There even seems to be evidence that such government abuse extended to other agencies. One group that was founded to fight against voter fraud found itself the target of an alphabet soup of government agencies, including a series of FBI inquiries about the group and its founders, ATF demands to see the family's firearms, surprise audits of the founder's gun dealership, and an OSHA audit of a family manufacturing business.

There are already calls from Congress for a special prosecutor to conduct an independent investigation, and once such a process gets started it can lead pretty much anywhere. Just ask Bill Clinton.

The Benghazi Shuffle

Despite months of disinterest by the press, the Obama administration is facing serious questions and a probable congressional select committee over how it dealt with the September 11th attacks on our consulate in Benghazi.

There are three key elements to the scandal:

First, why did our State Department ignore repeated requests for more security from our diplomatic personnel in a place that intelligence agencies had reported as being frequented by terrorists?

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Second, when our people were under attack, why didn't our government begin moving Heaven and earth to help them? The White House claims there wasn't time, as it would have taken too long to respond. But since they didn't know "when" it would be over, why weren't assets put in motion and kept in motion until it was?

Third, in the immediate aftermath why did the administration insist that this was just a violent movie review instead of a terrorist attack? Who whitewashed the official story of any references to terrorists, and why? (OK, you probably know the answer to that one, but they'll never admit it.)

The biggest loser in this one is going to be Hillary. The odds that she will now actually have to fight for the 2016 nomination are increasing by the day.

The Telephone (records) Blues

This is the most recent and, for the press, the most creepy of the scandals.

The Justice Department admitted this week that it grabbed two months worth of phone records for over twenty phone lines used by the Associated Press in the Capitol Building, in addition to the personal phone records of at least five reporters in the process of investigating who leaked a story about a potential terrorist attack back in 2011.

Of course subpoenaing phone records is nothing new, but there are rules and procedures to follow which were ignored, plus two months worth is a rather wide net to cast. What future sources and whistle-blowers are going to be confident that their anonymity will be protected now? Will they have to return to the days of trench coats and dark parking garages in order to avoid the prying eyes of Big Brother?

This scandal probably has shorter legs than the others, but it has burned a lot of goodwill in what has otherwise been Obama's steno pool. Goodwill he will probably need when it comes to how they cover the other scandals.

The danger for Democrats is that Americans will note that these abuses of government power come courtesy of the same people who keep asking us to trust bigger and bigger government with more and more influence over our lives.

 










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