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(What? Nah, I never get tired of this stuff.)
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how does such an …odd Vision even make it out of a Jr High classroom?
President Barack Obama told a roomful of foreign ambassadors July 15:
I think [sic] have to step back [from the Nice attack] and reflect on what we are doing to eliminate this kind of chronic violence. It’s been a difficult several weeks in the United States.
But the divide … is between people who recognize the common humanity of all people and are willing to build [international] institutions that promote that common humanity, and those who do not — those who would suggest that somebody is less than them because of their tribe, or their ethnicity, or their faith, or their color.
And those impulses [for solidarity] exist in all our countries. And those impulses, when we do not speak out against them and build strong institutions to protect people from those impulses, they can take over, they can be unleashed — so that all of us [international leaders] have responsibilities.
So, Human Nature can be overcome by “strong institutions”. “Strong International Institutions”
“…we will defeat these ideologies by offering a better vision of development and economic progress, so people, especially young people, have more hope and opportunity and are less susceptible to extremism and violence in the first place,…”
Yessir! People’s cultures and beliefs will actually become fond memories — like Grandma’s quaint recipes — meaningless in the face of a $20/hour job and a solid benefits package. Ghod, Family, Heritage, Culture, Tradition — *p00f* gone in the face of some sparkly electronic toys and an indoor toilet.
…which things, themselves, are emblematic of one, particular Culture.
BTNIN. Look! a Squirrel!!
Yeppers — that’ll work great!
And if the job and toys aren’t really enough, we’ve always got the “strong, global institutions” to step in and correct the Problem.
Yippie!! World Peace, here we come!
On November 2014 , BaRack also sed:
But here, part of what’s wonderful about America is also what makes our democracy hard sometimes, because sometimes we get attached to our particular tribe, our particular race, our particular religion, and then we start treating other folks differently.
And that, sometimes, has been a bottleneck to how we think about immigration. If you look at the history of immigration in this country, each successive wave, there have been periods where the folks who were already here suddenly say, well, I don’t want those folks. Even though the only people who have the right to say that are some Native Americans.
Which “Native Americans” don’t have that “right”? [you gonna tell ‘em? cuz I’m not bringing it up] I assume he’d be talking about the first folks over the Bering Sea bridge? How do you track them? And how do you limit that group: first 150? first 1,500? first 15,000? And howinhelll do you track only their direct descendants — who, of course, are the onliest ones allowed to express an opinion on newcomers? Over 12-20,000 years?!? That’s one helluva task…
So according to yur Theory, only people who originated or first settled in a geographic area are able to say, “I don’t want those latecomers here”?
srsly? Ya gonna move the whole world’s population around according to your theory, or does this apply only to the territory known as the USofA? Why are we so special? What about the Mongols? The Celts? The Saxons? The Aryans? The Goths? The 12 Tribes?
… The Moslems?
“We should get DeRay his backpack back,” the president said to the Louisiana officials, prompting a round of laughter around the room.
“I mean, I can get you a new book bag,” Obama said, turning to Mckesson. “But I have a feeling you want your bookbag back, huh?”
With a smile, Mckesson replied: “Yes, I would like that.”
And just when you thought the story of a potential coup in NATO ally Turkey couldn’t get any weirder, it gets weirder.
According to reports, the spiritual leader of those responsible for the coup is an imam who lives in exile in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains…
Fethullah Gulen, the US-based cleric accused by Ankara of orchestrating the putsch in Turkey, has a wide following in his native country, where he enjoys support among the police and judiciary.
The reclusive Islamic preacher, who lives in a tiny town in the Pocono Mountains of the US state of Pensylvania, was immediately accused by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday of being behind the coup attempt…
Fethullah Gulen is a proponent of stealth jihad. In one of his sermons, the fiery imam said that in order to reach the ideal Muslim society “every method and path is acceptable, [including] lying to people.”
In another he instructed his followers: “You must move in the arteries of the system without anyone noticing your existence until you reach all the power centers … until the conditions are ripe, they [the followers] must continue like this. If they do something prematurely, the world will crush our heads, and Muslims will suffer everywhere.”
His instructions have been well-heeded.
Gulen’s tentacles now extend into “all the power centers” of the U. S. government, including the Oval Office.
Dalia Mogahed, President Obama’s Muslim advisor, has endorsed the Gulen movement which critics believe seeks to restore the Ottoman Empire and to establish a universal caliphate….
Previously ( this time for shits and giggles )…
“There was a young fellow from Ankara, Who was a terrific wankerer.
“Till he sowed his wild oats, With the help of a goat, But he didn’t even stop to thankera.”
(ThinkProgress still has a hilarious logo tho :)
Lewis & Clark they ain’t
(caution: spew alert)
They left for what they thought would be an easy float down Muskegon River [MI] Tuesday afternoon – but ended up spending the night on the river bank, scared and yelling for help. The trio of young women were rescued 20 hours later after a fisherman eventually heard their cries…
The women, all in their 20s, had never been tubing before and decided it would be a fun thing to do [so] they bought some tubes and headed to the popular launch site at [a] bridge….
“They were informed by somebody at the bridge that the river goes in a circle and if they put in there they would come back to their car,” …. “Not knowing anything, they set off on their little adventure.”
About six hours later, with darkness closing in and their car nowhere to be found, the trio decided to get out on the riverbank where they ended up spending the night ….
“They said they hugged a tree all night yelling for help,” … that stretch of river is very isolated. [story]
I know, it’s wayyy too early for conclusions; but I strongly suspect that ISIS is pissed that BLM wackos are hogging their a**holes-of-the-century headlines.
Update: 6:56PM EDT: According to the outlet Le Figaro, the current death toll stands at 73 [story]
Could be wrong, though.
Might just be an old-guy-drives-into-a-farmers-market thing.
You know, the difference between a tragic accident and an atrocity.
The shooting part makes me lean towards terrorist attack.
ISIS claims responsibility. (
80+ human beings slaughtered
NIMBY: the elites are revolting
[A Hollywood celebrity jackass's] wealthy neighbours in the Alpine beauty spot of Lake Como say their Italian idyll is being ruined by the influx of hundreds of migrants to a makeshift camp on their doorstep. [story]
Good idea. Put migrant/refugee camps in open-borders-supporting enclaves and neighborhoods.
Hey, they want ‘em to come, right?
No stupid Prog argument ever needs to be discarded.
Their talking points are immortal — mere blank-fillers and place-holders rather than rational arguments — for the issue is never the issue, the issue is always the revolution.
Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-[NJ]) joined other Democrats to call for the reinstatement of the federal assault weapons ban, arguing that the Second Amendment only applies to muskets. [story]