Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Fwd: [New post] QATAR’s new football stadium looks just like a giant vagina!





BareNakedIslam posted: " Cringe-inducing it may be, but the design of Qatar's recently unveiled World Cup 2022 stadium has proven to be worth talking about. The rendering of the al-Wakrah stadium was meant to look like a boat, but instead it's been dubbed the 'accidental vagina."

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QATAR's new football stadium looks just like a giant vagina!

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Cringe-inducing it may be, but the design of Qatar's recently unveiled World Cup 2022 stadium has proven to be worth talking about. The rendering of the al-Wakrah stadium was meant to look like a boat, but instead it's been dubbed the 'accidental vagina.' al-Arabiya (h/t MZ)   "The Qatari stadium's resemblance to a woman's private parts may be […]

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Fwd: [New post] Mooch says Obama is always in the bathroom, singing





Dr. Eowyn posted: " Yesterday, it dawned on me that we haven't seen Mooch in the news for a long time now. If I've noticed it, then others, like Matt Drudge who have their ears to the ground, must also have noticed it. I was about to do a post asking why Mooch's be"
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Mooch says Obama is always in the bathroom, singing

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Michelle & Barack

Yesterday, it dawned on me that we haven't seen Mooch in the news for a long time now.

If I've noticed it, then others, like Matt Drudge who have their ears to the ground, must also have noticed it.

I was about to do a post asking why Mooch's been strangely absent. Then, this morning, Drudge Report has a link to an interview Mooch did on BET last night with Bow Wow and Keshia Chante.

Mooch says about her POS husband: "He's got swag."

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Note: "Swag" is urban slang for "cool." But the Urban Dictionary also has another meaning (no. 4) for "swag": "Secretly. We. Are. Gay"

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Then Mooch says about Obama: "He sings all the time. He's in the bathroom all the time just singing."

Do you find it just a tad disturbing that the most powerful man in the world -- the President of the United States who has his finger on the nuclear button -- is "in the bathroom all the time just singing?"

Maybe he's doing "la la la la la la la la" in the bathroom to drown out those inner demons mocking him for his falling poll numbers.

The latest CBS News Poll says Obama's approval rating has dropped to 37% -- a 9-point drop from 46% just a month ago.

The approval rating for Obamacare is 31%, the lowest number yet recorded in CBS News Polls and a drop of 12 points since a month ago. Although 6 of every 10 Democrats still support Obamacare, that is a drop of 16 points from last month.

On Monday evening (Nov. 18), the POS told a conference-call audience of "progressive" volunteers that "more than 100 million Americans" have successfully signed up for health insurance via Obamacare:

"In the first month alone, we've seen more than 100 million Americans already successfully enroll in the new insurance plans."

The total population of the United States is less than 314 million.

I think the POS has jumped the shark and is now delusional.

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Fwd: [New post] OOPS! Barack Hussein Obama seems to have allowed ‘dozens’ of Muslim terrorists into the U.S. as refugees





BareNakedIslam posted: "ABC Exclusive reveals that an al Qaeda-linked terrorist, resettled in the U.S. as an Iraq War refugee after allegedly killing American soldiers, was caught on camera in Kentucky handling heavy weapons he believed would be sent to insurgents back in Iraq. "

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OOPS! Barack Hussein Obama seems to have allowed 'dozens' of Muslim terrorists into the U.S. as refugees

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ABC Exclusive reveals that an al Qaeda-linked terrorist, resettled in the U.S. as an Iraq War refugee after allegedly killing American soldiers, was caught on camera in Kentucky handling heavy weapons he believed would be sent to insurgents back in Iraq. ABC News  (h/t Reader) Several dozen suspected terrorist bombmakers, including some believed to have targeted […]

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Fwd: [New post] The Gravest Threat To Freedom





Harold posted: "Jack D. Douglas11/20/2013Source ..... The Threat From the Military and Secret Police Sacred Monarchs have been overthrown by military leaders throughout all 5,000 years of statism. Caesarism is ancient. Bonapartism is the modern version of Caesarism. W"
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Jack D. Douglas 11/20/2013 Source ..... The Threat From the Military and Secret Police Sacred Monarchs have been overthrown by military leaders throughout all 5,000 years of statism. Caesarism is ancient. Bonapartism is the modern version of Caesarism. We see it happening every day in the world's media. The Egyptian Army and secret police just […]

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Fwd: This excellent documentary effectively shatters gun control myths and fallacies. Owning a firearm is not a privilege








 

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Warning: contains very graphic footage.

This excellent documentary effectively shatters gun control myths and fallacies. Owning a firearm is not a privilege -- it's a basic right. In fact, it's the basic right to protect yourself and your loved ones. 

Throughout History, there has been a disturbing pattern: sooner or later (often sooner than later), disarmed populations become the hapless victims of tyrannical governments and criminals. The right to own a weapon is one that is usually conquered in the aftermath of centuries of suffering and genocide. 

Today, we tend to forget that. Yet, the last 100 odd years were undoubtedly the most brutal of all, in what concerns organized violence against deliberately disarmed populations. 

This is what "Innocents Betrayed" documents. How innocents are constantly betrayed -- and brutalized -- by gun control.

Please purchase the film and support the filmmakers, at:
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A film by the JPFO (Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership) 
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Fwd: The Iranian Resistance Movement & Their Guiding Principles






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The Iranian Resistance Movement & Their Guiding Principles

The Iranian opposition group, The Mujahedeen-e Khalq (MeK), and the larger coalition of which it is a member, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), were removed from the Department of State Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTO) list in September 2012.

Despite this important step, many Americans remain largely unaware of who they are and what they stand for. A June 2013 Clarion Project interview with an NCRI official, Ali Safavi, highlighted some of the key issues confronting the Iranian opposition movement.

This interview, conducted by Clarion Project senior fellow Clare Lopez, with Soona Samsami, U.S. NCRI Representative, recalls the early history of the MeK/NCRI and how their foundational principles continue to guide its members' struggle for the liberation of the Iranian people today.

The NCRI-U.S. is registered under the U.S. Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA) but remains independent from its coalition partners in Paris, France and receives no funding from them.

Clare Lopez: Who are the Mujahedeen-e Khalq (MeK) and the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)?

Soona Samsami: The founders of the MeK were middle class Iranian university students in the 1960s who sought a truly representative republic for Iran in place of the repressive monarchy then led by Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.

Although these students resented what they viewed as unquestioning U.S. support for the Shah, they were educated and modern in outlook, and would never have supported a clerical theocracy such as that envisioned by the Ayatollah Khomeini. They participated in the anti-Shah revolution of 1979 because, then as now, the MeK hoped for a more democratic, pluralist and tolerant government, and not a religious tyranny that has flung Iran back to the 7th century.

Much as the U.S. government of the era, however, both key MeK leadership figures such as Massoud Rajavi and the rank and file students who made up the movement, viewed the newly-established clerical regime as backward, repressive and totalitarian, but underestimated the depth and extent of the barbarism Khomeini was prepared to commit, based on his ideology, called Velayat-e Faqih (absolute clerical rule).

Khomeini essentially took advantage of the imprisonment of MeK leadership and hijacked the 1979 revolution. Instead of a democratic republic, which was the rallying cry of the majority of the Iranian people, he installed a theocracy centered around absolute clerical rule.

The democratic forces that were gradually sidelined and suppressed by Khomeini rallied around the largest opposition, the MeK, which eventually led to the formation of the coalition National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) in July 1981 in Tehran.

Lopez: What is the policy platform of the NCRI?

Samsami: As early as the first months after the revolution (early 1979-June 1981), Massoud Rajavi (the only original MeK leader who survived the Shah's prisons), began to articulate the principles of secular, democratic governance they believed should form the foundation of the post-monarchic system in Iran. Rajavi called for a freely elected constituent assembly to draft a new constitution and entered the political process to run for president in January 1980.

In a famous speech on June 12, 1980 in Tehran's Amjadieh soccer stadium, with several hundred thousand supporters in attendance, Rajavi called for freedom of speech, association and gatherings. But seeking to monopolize power, Khomeini was beginning to consolidate his own position as "Supreme Leader" and sent his street thug followers to attack the political events, rallies, headquarters and newspaper offices of other political parties and forces which had brought about the anti-monarchic revolution.

Although Khomeini had promised not to intervene in presidential elections, when faced with Rajavi's growing popularity, he unilaterally rejected Rajavi's candidacy and filled his jails and morgues with MeK and others who refused to relinquish ideals of freedom and human rights.

The final showdown came on June 20,1981, when Khomeini's newly-formed Revolutionary Guards opened fire on a peaceful MeK-led march of nearly half a million people in Tehran alone, killing hundreds of innocent protestors in the process. A slew of executions, including girls as young as 13, ensued. The following month, Rajavi left Iran for Paris.

There, the NCRI coalition that had already been established in Tehran, organized a parliament-in-exile and welcomed the participation of ethnic and religious groups from across Iran, including Armenians, Baluchis, Jews, Kurds and Zoroastrians as well as atheists, Christians and Muslims.

Today, women comprise 50 percent of the NCRI's membership and Maryam Rajavi is the President-elect of the NCRI. Her "Ten-Point Plan for the Future of Iran" defines the policy positions of the NCRI today. Those policy positions are also adopted by the MeK as a member of the NCRI.

Among the Ten-Point Plan's most important provisions is a commitment to a secular, democratic, republic of Iran based on separation of religion and state, gender equality, universal suffrage, minority protection, a free market economy, and a nuclear-free Iran devoid of weapons of mass destruction.

The Ten-Point Plan explicitly commits the NCRI to the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This means that Iran would have to withdraw from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) because of the OIC's 1990 abrogation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in favor of the Cairo Declaration which states that the only human rights recognized under Islam are those granted by Islamic Law (Sharia).

The NCRI's Ten-Point Plan explicitly calls for the abolition of the death penalty and moreover rejects the Iranian regime's sharia law and draconian punishments in favor of an independent judiciary based on modern legal principles.

Lopez: How did the MeK/NCRI come to be placed on the U.S. FTO List in the first place?

Samsami: When Mohammad Khatami became President of the Iranian regime in 1997, the U.S. administration was eager to accept the carefully-crafted image of moderation and reform that Iranian intelligence served up for foreign consumption.

Incidentally, Khatami's charm offensive was similar to that of Hassan Rouhani today, who presents himself as a "moderate." President Bill Clinton and his Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, readily agreed with Khatami's request to place the regime's number one enemy, the MeK/NCRI, on the FTO List, even though there was no legal basis to do so.

Tehran has consistently demanded Western governments to isolate and suppress the MeK/NCRI, because it views these organizations as its existential threat. U.S. officials later confirmed that the terrorist designation was carried out as a "goodwill gesture" to the Iranian regime and its persistent demands.

It was indeed ironic that the U.S. government, which considers Tehran the foremost state sponsor of terrorism, acquiesced to its demand of designating its main opposition as "terrorist." This listing not only placed a significant obstacle on the Iranian people's path to democracy, it was also harmful to U.S. foreign policy.

The designation harmed the MeK's extensive network inside Iran, including its sources inside the regime's nuclear weapons program—with disastrous consequences. The terror label was used by the Tehran regime to further suppress democratic inclinations, and more effortlessly justify appalling human rights abuses, including torture and execution of MeK/NCRI members, their families, and alleged supporters.

Resettlement in third countries for thousands of MeK members inside Camp Ashraf, located in north of Baghdad, proved impossible and enormous resources had to be expended by the NCRI to counter a malicious disinformation campaign concocted by the Tehran regime and in a 15-year legal effort to get the MeK/NCRI removed from the FTO List.

Meanwhile, the Iranian regime and its lobby in the U.S. were given a virtual free hand, absent any countering NCRI presence, to mount sophisticated influence operations that persuaded the U.S. government to continue endless negotiations over Iran's nuclear weapons program, to hold back from any action that would side with the Iranian people and to impede the MeK while it was organizing opposition to the mullahs' regime. Instead of encouraging the regime to reform or to at least reciprocate Washington's goodwill gesture, the designation further emboldened the Iranian regime, as it accelerated its nuclear ambitions and pursued its global terrorism with impunity.

Lopez: What are Camp Ashraf and Camp Liberty and why have MeK members been living in these places?

Samsami: Camp Ashraf, originally set up in 1986 by the MeK to oppose the Khomeini regime, is located in Diyala Province, Iraq (north of Baghdad). MeK members, primarily hundreds of political prisoners who had left Iran, built the desolate camp from the ground up into a sprawling city. Ashraf became a source of inspiration and a living role model for freedom activists. It attracted many more political dissidents, especially activists from inside Iran, who were looking for a safe haven as they crossed the border into Iraq and joined the ranks of the MeK.

In 2003, MeK members in Camp Ashraf, who had declared their complete neutrality in the Iraq War, renounced violence and gave up their means of self-defense to invading U.S. military forces. In return, the U.S. promised in writing to provide the residents with protection until the determination of their final status.

A thorough multi-agency U.S. investigation of over 3,000 MeK members declared them innocent of any criminal or terrorist activities. In 2004, the U.S. government officially declared them "protected persons" under the Fourth Geneva Convention.

According to U.S. military commanders who served in the area, the MeK proved notably helpful in bringing local Sunni sheikhs into the political process in the strife-torn years that followed. Many of the MeK leadership in Camp Ashraf (and now Camp Liberty) are women, in deliberate repudiation of the Iranian regime's official misogyny. In fact, they are an inspiration to the millions of young women who are suppressed by the misogynist mullahs and their repressive apparatus on a daily basis.

In 2008, the U.S. signed a Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) with the new Iraqi government. As a result, the MeK inhabitants of Camp Ashraf, who had spent over two decades to turn the desolate land into a small city with modern agricultural, cultural, educational, medical, social, and sports facilities, were left defenseless against the Iranian-dominated Iraqi government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

Repeated armed assaults by al-Maliki's military forces in July 2009, April 2011, and September 1, 2013 left dozens of MeK residents dead and hundreds more injured. A state of virtual siege was implemented against Camp Ashraf, with food, fuel, medical and water supplies frequently hampered and visits by family members, human rights organizations, residents' lawyers and independent journalists cut off.

The September 1, 2013 massacre prompted an involuntary eviction and relocation of remaining Camp Ashraf residents to Camp Liberty, a former U.S. base in Baghdad. There, the MeK members lack even the most basic standards of physical safety, sanitation or freedom of movement. Camp Liberty, which consists of a collection of unprotected trailers, has been subjected to two missile attacks in February and June 2013. Unbelievably, Camp Liberty is run by Iraqi Col. Sadeq Mohammad Kazem, the same Iraqi commander whose troops were responsible for opening fire on Camp Ashraf residents in 2009 and 2011. In November 2012, the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detentions described conditions at Camp Liberty as synonymous with those of a prison and in violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

To date, some 2,000 MeK members at Camp Liberty have been interviewed and cleared by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for resettlement outside of Iraq, but only about 300 so far have actually been resettled. The U.S. government, deeply engaged in nuclear negotiations with the Iranian regime, has not accepted any residents from Camp Liberty for resettlement in the U.S. Meanwhile the residents are under constant threat of being murdered by the Iraqi Government acting at the behest of the Iranian regime, which seeks their complete annihilation.

Lopez: What do you think the U.S. government can or should do in terms of its commitments to the MeK members at Camp Liberty?

Samsami: The only enduring solution for the 3,000 Liberty residents is their expeditious resettlement outside of Iraq and U.S must transfer residents of Camp liberty to United States and accept them as political refugees. Meanwhile it should ensure their security against missile attacks by pushing Iraq to install 3,000 T-Walls in front of the trailers. U.S. must hold the Maliki government accountable for all attacks against residents by conducting an independent investigation.

Lopez: What are the NCRI's hopes for the future of the Iranian people and the Iranian regime?

Samsami: The de-listing of the MeK/NCRI from the FTO List in 2012 was an important accomplishment by our movement. Now, the establishment of an NCRI representative office in downtown Washington, DC, enables the NCRI to present itself, allows its voice to be heard and begin the process of clearing up the many misperceptions and responding to the well-funded demonization campaign run by the Iranian regime over the past several decades.

The NCRI staff work to encourage a better understanding among U.S. policymakers about Iran and the Iranian opposition. In particular, the NCRI highlights the profound crises faced by the Iranian regime, which is struggling under the financial restrictions of international sanctions but yet remains stubbornly committed to the enormous expenditure demanded by its nuclear weapons program.

The Iranian regime is facing an escalating cycle of internal feuds and is also encircled by increasing protest acts. The Iranian people, backed by their organized opposition, are ready to rise up and unseat the ruling clerics.

Only with U.S. government help can Tehran exit this predicament—and the NCRI is working hard on Capitol Hill and among the Washington, D.C. NGO and think tank communities to explain how counterproductive and catastrophic providing that help could prove to be.

The Iranian regime is on the brink of collapse and is desperately looking for a lifeline. Since it cannot find one at home among the disenchanted population deeply resentful of the ruling mullahs, it has set its sights on Western governments and especially Washington.

The NCRI remains hopeful that hostile attitudes that may still be harboured by the current U.S. administration and especially the State Department might ease as its educational outreach combined with continuing Tehran regime intransigence on human rights, nuclear and terrorism support issues drive home the reality of the situation.

We hope that the powerful message of Madame Rajavi's new vision for Iran and by extension the Middle East can offer an alternative to the conflict, hatred and intolerance that is tearing the region apart. Mrs. Rajavi's "Third Option," which, as an alternative to both military intervention and continued appeasement of the mullahs, calls for standing with the Iranian people and their organized resistance movement, is the only sustainable solution to the Iranian crisis.

Despite the untold suffering of the Iranian people over the last three decades, the NCRI remains committed to their struggle for freedom and looks to the United States and the American people to stand with them as they stand for liberty and a non-nuclear Iran.

Soona Samsami is a leading Iranian women's right and pro-democracy human right activist. She was born in Isfahan, Iran and studied to be a city planner. When the revolution came in 1979, her field of work – architecture – was closed to women. Soona left for the United States and graduated in urban and city planning at Michigan State University. She then became an Iranian community leader – teaching and training Iranian women in the U.S. to organize in support of democratic movement in Iran.

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For the past three decades, Samami has exposed the threats by the Islamic extremism, such as Iran's nuclear proliferation, human trafficking and violation of human rights. It was during Samsami's tenure that the NCRI was the first to expose to the world the true intentions and purposes of Iran's nuclear program by revealing the existence of a secret uranium enrichment facility in Natanz and a heavy water facility in Arak.

Her advocacies have led to numerous actionable items for the U.N. International Atomic Energy Agency and the U.N. Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons and violence against women in Iran. Additionally, her work has appeared in numerous media outlets including the Huffington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Fox News, CNN, the Los Angeles Times, the National Journal, C-SPAN, and the Boston Globe.

Samsami was a panelist in the Council on Middle East Studies at Yale University in 2013 and taught at Miramar College in 2007 and 2009. She was a panelist in three Congressional briefings in 2008. Samsami represented 15 exiled Iranian women's organization from five continents in the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China in 1995 and for the Human Rights Commission of the United Nations in Geneva.

Clare Lopez is a strategic policy and intelligence expert with a focus on the Middle East, national defense and counterterrorism. Lopez served for 20 years as an operations officer with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

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