Archive for August 31st, 2006

Lawmakers Approve Financial Aid to Illegals

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

I find it funny that there are citizens of this country that cannot recieve financial aid to help with college, but illegal immigrants can. I know people who have several children, dont make an excessive amount of money, but still are not eligible to get financial assistance for thier children’s tuition. Yet, in California, an illegal immigrant just has to ask and “help is on the way”. No wonder so many immigrants want to come here. They seem to have more rights and priveleges than legal citizens.

SACRAMENTO – Students who came to the country illegally could apply for state financial aid when they attend California colleges and universities under legislation approved Tuesday by the Assembly in a party-line vote.
Supporters said immigrant children who have graduated and completed at least three years of high school in California should not be penalized for their parents’ decision to bring them to the U.S. illegally.

“It is one small measure to help these kids that are working their butts off to live the American dream,” said Assemblyman Hector De La Torre, D-South Gate.
The bill would build upon existing state law that allows the same group of students to qualify for in-state tuition at California public schools and community colleges based on high school attendance, rather than U.S. citizenship or state residency.

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Pro-Family Group Urges California Chrisitans to Keep Their Kids at Home

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

A pro-family group in California is urging Christian parents to yank their kids from public schools. The governor of California recently signed a bill that will teach the acceptance of homosexuality, transexuality, and bisexuality in public schools. Christians need to stick together to show the government that pandering to the homosexuals will not be tolerated.

There would be “panic in the streets” if Christian parents in California decided that a state-mandated pro-homosexual environment no longer is for their children and took up homeschooling, one leader in education says.

“It would be a wakeup call, heard around the country or perhaps the world,” Charles B. Lowers, the executive director of the pro-family Considering Homeschool organization told WorldNetDaily.

His comments came just a day after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill requiring even Christian colleges where students receive state grants to condone homosexuality, transsexuality and bisexuality

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“The ACLU: Malignant – and growing” by Pat Boone

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

The disease is called ACLU. This cancerous organization, this poisonous growth – fraudulently self-named the “American Civil Liberties Union” – is attacking every one of our foundational bases, our vital organs; and it has now expanded its onslaughts to small towns, cemeteries, churches and even children’s groups like the Boy Scouts! Its goal is to remove every last vestige of Christian or Jewish faith from public life.

Muslim, Hindu, Self Awareness, even militant atheist religion – they can stay. But Judeo-Christian believers must keep their mouths shut, hide any and all open expressions of their faith and retire to closed-window ghettos. Church of Satan? You can stay, oh sainted high priest LaVey. But you Christians, you Jews … Get those filthy crosses and those maddening six-pointed stars out of our sight! We don’t make up 1 percent of the American public, but we demand you do as we say!

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And what does the Anti Christian Litigation Union oppose?

* “God Bless America” banners in schools!

* “Abstinence before marriage” sex education

* Christian Homeschooling

* Legalized voluntary, majority-approved prayer in schools

* Sobriety checkpoints and drug searches

* Medical safety reporting of AIDS cases

* Parental consent for teen abortions

* Most post-9/11 security measures

* Any Christian display in public

* Any use of religious symbols for even historical displays

* Any reference to God, let alone Jesus, in a school child’s speech, paper or essay answer!

Was I exaggerating? I’ve only scratched the surface!

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The media war against Israel

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

And further to the media bias against Israel, Melanie Phillips brings a good perspective to this problem.

Early in the recent Lebanon war, the blogosphere revealed the fabrication of images by Reuters, whose reputation is now in shreds among those dwindling numbers in the western mainstream media who still acknowledge there is such a thing as the truth. Since then, the nature and scale of the various frauds perpetrated by the media during that war put those doctored Reuters pictures into the shade. The western media are no longer merely producing questionable professional practices in reporting a war. They are now active participants in it — and on the wrong side of history.

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In short, much of the most incendiary media coverage of this war seems to have been either staged or fabricated. The big question is why the western media would perpetrate such institutionalised mendacity. Many ancillary reasons come to mind. There is the reliance upon corrupted news and picture agencies which employ Arab propagandists as stringers and cameramen. There is the herd mentality of the media which decides collectively what the story is. There is the journalists’ fear for their personal safety if they report the truth about terrorist outfits. There is the difficulty of discovering the truth from undemocratic regimes and terrorist organisations. There is the language barrier; there is professional laziness; there is the naïve inability to acknowledge the depths of human evil and depravity; there is the moral inversion of the left which believes that western truth-tellers automatically tell lies, while third world liars automatically tell the truth.

But the big answer is that the western media transmit the lies of Hezbollah because they want to believe them. And that’s because the Big Lie these media tell — and have themselves been told — about Israel and its place in history and in the world today has achieved the status of unchallengeable truth. The plain fact is that western journalists were sent to cover the war being waged against Israel from Lebanon as a war being waged by Israel against Lebanon. And that’s because that’s how editors think of the Middle East: that the whole ghastly mess is driven by Israel’s actions, and that therefore it is only Israel’s aggression which is the story to be covered. Thus history is inverted, half a century of Jewish victimisation is erased from public consciousness, victims are turned into aggressors and genocidal mass murderers turned into victims, and ignorance and prejudice stalk England’s once staunch and stalwart land.

That’s why the fact that hundreds of thousands of refugees from the north of Israel fled to the shelter of strangers in the south; that within one third of Israel, those too poor or old or handicapped or disadvantaged to seek refuge elsewhere were forced to live in shelters for a month in great hardship; that the entire economy of northern Israel was effectively shut down for a month; that thousands of rockets were fired at northern Israel, hundreds every day, many times more than were daily fired at Britain during the Blitz — that’s why none of this was reported in Britain (where as a result such facts, when now related, are received with open-mouthed astonishment) because journalists were told to ignore it all since that wasn’t the story their editors wanted. Israel’s victimisation simply was not, could not, be the story. The only story was Israel’s aggression. But that story is a Big Lie. So a host of lies were transmitted to support it.

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The Corruption of the Media

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

The fact (and I do mean “fact”) that the main stream media (MSM) is manipulating the information they report to the word should be a major concern to everyone. Only through the efforts of the blogsphere where the latest “news frauds”, these occurring during the Israel’s war with Hezbollah, identified. Bloggers such as Little Green Footballs, Michele Malkin, Zombietime, Powerline and EU Referendum, to name a few, have exposed numerous instances of photo doctoring, staged events passed off as news and media bias against Israel. Of course once these frauds are discovered and proven, no major network, with the exception of Reuters (who was one of the worse offenders) has offered any retraction or mention that earlier information was incorrect.
Obviously if you are reading our blog, you are not getting all your information concerning world events from the MSM’s. But keep in mind just how many people are. Keep in mind just how many people buy into the MSM’s explanation that the blogsphere is just a bunch of reporter “want-to-be’s” and these same people are happy to be spoon fed whatever the MSM’s decide is truth that day.
Well, the MSM’s have been found out, and eventually, no matter how shallow and dense people are, word of the MSM’s media bias and agenda pushing will get out.

As of 28 August, this is our definitive report on the media coverage of the “Qana” incident on 30 July 2006. This incorporates all changes and corrections since first publication on 23 August, including the addition of two new appendices. Please see links below for access to the parts.

Part 1 – Introduction.
Part 2 – The “set”.
Part 3 – Act 1: The dead baby.
Part 4 – Act 2: The Red Cross workers.
Part 5 – Act 3: The camera runs – Scene 1.
Part 6 – Act 3: The camera runs – Scene 2.
Part 7 – Act 4: Caught in the act!
Part 8 – Discussion and conclusions.

Warning: This link contains graphic images.
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Five Minutes to Midnight

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

A very well written article by Robert Tracinski at “The Intellectual Activist” that compares the actions of the allied countries in their appeasment of Hitler prior to World War II, with the appeasement of Ahmadinejad today.

It is, indeed, “five minutes to midnight”—not just for Israel, but for the West. The time is very short now before we will have to confront Iran. The only question is how long we let events spin out of our control, and how badly we let the enemy hit us before we begin fighting back.
We can’t avoid this war, because Iran won’t let us avoid it. That is the real analogy to the 1930s. Hitler came to power espousing the goal of German world domination, openly promising to conquer neighboring nations through military force and to persecute and murder Europe’s Jews. He predicted that the free nations of the world would be too weak—too morally weak—to stand up to him, and European and American leaders spent the 1930s reinforcing that impression. So Hitler kept advancing—the militarization of the Rhineland in 1936, the Spanish bombing campaign in 1937, the annexation of Austria and the invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1938, the invasion of Poland in 1939—until the West finally, belated decided there was no alternative but war.
That is what is playing out today. Iran’s theocracy has chosen, as the nation’s new president, a religious fanatic who believes in the impending, apocalyptic triumph of Islam over the infidels. He openly proclaims his desire to create an Iranian-led Axis that will unite the Middle East in the battle against America, and he proclaims his desire to “wipe Israel off the map,” telling an audience of Muslim leaders that “the main solution” to the conflict in Lebanon is “the elimination of the Zionist regime.” (Perhaps this would be better translated as Ahmadinejad’s “final solution” to the problem of Israel.)
Like Hitler, Ahmadinejad regards the free nations of the world as fading “sunset” powers, too morally weak to resist his legions of Muslim fanatics. And when we hesitate to kill Muqtada al-Sadr in Iraq, when we pressure Israel to rein in its attacks on Hezbollah, when we pander to the anti-Jewish bigotry of the “Muslim street”—we reinforce his impression of our weakness.
The result has been and will be the same: Iran will press its advantage and continue to attack our interests in the Middle East and beyond. The only question is when we will finally decide that Iran’s aggression has gone too far and its theocratic regime needs to be destroyed.
But the delay has been and will be costly. When the wider war comes, Lebanon won’t be the only nation plunged into turmoil. Iraq will also get much worse, since Sadr is almost certain to lead a Shiite uprising against American troops in support of his masters in Tehran. And the terrorist plot uncovered today in Britain should cause us to recollect that Iran has a long-standing global terrorist network that it could use to strike in Europe and even in America.

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