Archive for September 27th, 2007

Study: Ethanol Emissions Understated

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

Another lie in the big “green friendly” ethanol scam.

A new report disputes the purportedly eco-friendly benefits of biofuels like ethanol.

The report out of England shows that biofuels from corn and rapeseed create 50 to 70 percent more greenhouse gases than oil. Corn is the prime crop for biofuel in the U.S. and is used in the production of ethanol.

Scientists from Britain, the U.S., and Germany found that the use of biofuels released twice as much nitrous-oxide as previously realized. And they found that three to five percent of the nitrogen in fertilizer was converted and emitted, compared to the two percent figure used by the U.N.’s International Panel on Climate Change.

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Border Security Activist ‘Dis-Invited’ to Reappear at Columbia Univ.

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

The duplicity of the liberal left in our educational system is beyond belief.

The founder of the Minuteman Project says although he supported the decision by Columbia University to allow the president of Iran to speak at the school on Monday, he’s disappointed that the same university will not allow him to speak early next month.

In October 2006, Jim Gilchrist was just beginning his address at Columbia when an unruly group of protestors stormed the stage, forcing the school to abruptly cancel his speech. Gilchrist has hoped to return to Columbia, and says he was tentatively invited back for an October 4 appearance — until some radical groups protested. “Two very, very radical anti-American groups decided to force the Columbia Political Union to hold an ad hoc meeting, I guess an emergency meeting, to revoke their university’s invitation for my presence to speak at the campus,” he states.

He says while those radical groups had a problem with what he had to say about securing the borders, they did not appear to have the same problem with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. “[Here is] someone who promotes weapons of mass destruction, who promotes the literal annihilation and death to every Jew on the face of earth. So if you are comparing points of view, I am just a goody two-shoes compared to this other guy,” explains Gilchrist.

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Jihadists Love Rosie O’Donnell

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

These jihadists say they agree with Rosie and welcome her to come and live among them. Well, guess what, I think most of America wishes she would take them up on their offer. As a matter of fact I would say many Americans would even finance her one-way ticket.

Muslim jihadist leaders interviewed for a new book were ecstatic about statements from television talk host Rosie O’Donnell about the war in Iraq and the global war on terror, agreeing with her outspoken views.

Some even invited her on a “fact finding mission” to the Middle East.

“I agree with what this O’Donnell says. …We welcome Rosie O’Donnell to stay among us and to get to know the truth from being here, like many American peace activists are doing,” said Ala Senakreh, West Bank chief of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades terrorist organization.

Senakreh and other terror leaders were quoted sounding off about O’Donnell in the new book “Schmoozing with Terrorists: From Hollywood to the Holy Land Jihadists Reveal their Global Plans – to a Jew!,” by author and WND Jerusalem bureau chief Aaron Klein.

For one of the chapters of the book, Klein assembles a panoply of senior terrorist leaders and asks them to sound off about the views of high-profile liberals and conservatives.

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“A Theology of Suffering for a Self-Obsessed Culture” by Paul Edwards

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

Contemporary culture is, in the words of the late author and social critic Christopher Lasch, a “culture of narcissism.” Tragically, the American church is not immune to this virus. For today the lifestyles and longings of many modern day followers of Christ often bear no appreciable difference from that of our non-Christian neighbors and co-workers.

At some point during the last quarter century it became all-too-common to stop proclaiming a gospel directed at people’s real spiritual needs and instead focus on the wants and desires of potential church goers. More than mirroring the first century church, this conduct reflects the way Starbucks markets overpriced coffee to potential consumers.

For example, conventional wisdom in evangelicalism today is that suffering is the exception, not the norm for the believer. Moreover, if a Christian does suffer it is quite possibly because of sin in his or her life. Many segments of the American church—immersed in a culture of happy, prosperous consumers—have failed their constituency by not faithfully proclaiming what the Bible says about the reality of suffering.

But suffering in the Christian life is the rule, not the exception. From the day Christ called us to follow Him he fully disclosed two prerequisites: denying ourselves and taking up our cross. When Saul of Tarsus was converted on the road to Damascus, he didn’t experience a Benny Hinn-esque healing. On the contrary, God blinded him, left him in that condition for days and sent a reluctant evangelist by the name of Ananias to inform him of how much he would suffer for the name of Christ (Acts 9:15-16).

And suffer he did. Consider what Paul endured: five times beaten with 39 stripes, three times beaten with rods, stoned, shipwrecked three times, a night and a day floating in the sea, danger of all kinds, weary and in pain, hungry and thirsty, naked and cold. And to add insult to injury God refused to answer his prayer for healing from whatever was ailing him—a thorn in his flesh. Paul was told to be content with grace in the midst of his sufferings (2 Cor. 11-12).

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Remember Shiri Negari

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

Michelle Malkin noticed a sign at the protest against Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s visit to Columbia University. This sign puts a face to the terror attacks, waged by Muslim terrorist, against innocent women and children in Israel. It reminds us of who is involved in helping to finance and advance these atrocious acts of barbarism…the Muslim nations, especially Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s Iran.

Shiri Sign

“Keeping the memory of Shiri Negari alive” from Michelle Malkin’s blog

The poster of Shiri Negari, murdered by a Palestinian suicide bomber in a Gilo, Jerusalem bus attack on June 18, 2002, resonated deeply with many readers and bloggers. The protester who made the sign is David Zucker. He e-mailed me:

“I did not know Shiri, just happened to come across her memorial site on Sunday when I was trying to figure out what type of sign to make when I got the idea to put a human face on the current debate. I emailed her family to get their permission and they emailed me the picture. I’m sure her family will get great solace from the fact that their daughter’s memory is still alive.”

Shiri’s cousin, Dvir, e-mailed me from Jerusalem:

“I am a family member of Shiri Negari – the 22 year old woman who was murdered, 5 years ago in a suicide bombing in Israel by a Palestinian terror organization. As you know, Shiri’s picture was presented by a demonstrator during Iran’s president to the US,outside Columbia university which you have covered in your blog. Thanks to your blog, many people have visited Shiri’s memorial web site, got to know her special character and sent us kind e-mails saying that they care. I wish to thank you for giving a stage to the memory of our Shiri, and let you know that even if you did it unknowingly, you contributed to making her memory alive which is something very important for us – making sure she is not just another statistic in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”

“Shiri Negari” from the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Jun 18, 2002 – Shiri Negari, 21, of Jerusalem, was one of 19 people killed in a suicide bombing at the Patt junction in Egged bus no. 32A traveling from Gilo to the center of Jerusalem.

The terrorist boarded the bus at 7:50 A.M. at the stop in Beit Safafa, an Arab neighborhood opposite Gilo, and almost immediately detonated the large bomb which he carried in a bag stuffed with ball bearings. The blast destroyed the front half of the bus, packed with people on their way to work and schoolchildren. Of the 19 victims, 17 were residents of the Gilo neighborhood; 74 people were injured.

Shiri Negari was to have celebrated her 22nd birthday in 10 days and her family had planned a surprise birthday party for her. Her brother Shahar, 15, said Shiri had missed her regular bus to work and he and their mother had taken her on a short cut so she would not have to wait for the next one. Shiri boarded the bus and was mortally injured in the explosion. The paramedics who treated her in the ambulance reported that she was calm despite her severe injuries. She was well aware of what had happened, and cooperated in the attempts to keep her conscious. She gave her personal details accurately, told the paramedics where she felt pain and stretched out her arm so as she could be given an intravenous infusion. She died on the operating table.

Remembering Shiri Negari, her memorial website

Shiri was a very special person. Gifted with beauty, joy, talent and goodness of the heart.

Shiri was a proud Jewish Israeli young woman. She was murdered on Tuesday, June 18th 2002 by a Palestinian suicide bomber on her way to work.

We will never forget her.