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How To Avoid Being Shot

We all know about the story of St. Trayvon of Skittles & St. Michael of Fergudishu. Now, we see the story of Christian Alberto Sierra. The gist is he spiraled downward, became erratic, threatened suicide, began cutting himself, ran down the street covered in blood (armed with a knife), and got shot when he ran toward a responding police officer after being commanded to “freeze”.

A common theme in these stories, seems to be the idea that these were children. These individuals were all grown men. Each (allegedly) showed a propensity to commit violence and exhibited unstable behavior immediately preceding their death. Two were shot by police, one was shot by an over-zealous dickhead.

I would like to offer you, my friends, a brief list of concrete steps you can take to avoid being shot:

* Don’t rob people.
* Don’t use or sell drugs.
* Don’t attack people.
* Don’t steal.
* Don’t hurt yourself or others.
* When an officer issues a command, comply with said command. (Better judged by 12 than carried by 6)

If you follow these 6 simple rules, you will drastically reduce your chances of being shot.

Thank you for your cooperation.


I been tried to told ya.

In the last several years, Warren Buffett went out and bought the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railroad. He didn’t just buy some stock, he bought the whole thing, took it private…A railroad is nothing but hard assets. [...] It makes money by moving hard assets … It’s the ultimate hard asset play. Warren Buffett’s next deal was to go out and buy massive natural resources in oil and natural gas.

And we also know that China is acquiring gold through stealth using intelligence and military assets to bring gold in completely off the books, doesn’t show up in Hong Kong imports. So, why is China doing this? Well, because they got a mountain of paper assets. They’ve got $4 trillion in reserves, almost all of it denominated in paper bonds.

By the way, there are only about 33,000 tons of official gold in the world. All the central banks, sovereign wealth funds and treasuries and finance ministries combined have about 33,000 tons of gold.

China’s acquired 10 percent of all of the official gold in the world in the last four years. So, why are they doing that? Well, they now have a hedge position.

The gold is gonna go up like this so they’ve created a hedge where they win this way and they win this way so I would say look at China buying gold, look at Warren Buffett buying hard assets in energy and that will give some guidance.

If When we inflate away our currency, foreigners who hold our debt, lose. We are directly transferring wealth from them to us. Everyone knows this. China has been working feverishly to create an environment which allows them to lose the petro-dollar. They have been buying gold and hard-assets for some time. Now, we see that they have purchased 10% of the world’s hard gold assets, in secret. They’re playing chess. We’re playing marbles.

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The Race Card Project

The Race Card Project is the recipient of a Peabody Award. It is a fascinating exercise in race-relations, from the perspective of those who live it. Fascinating. Thanks, Jacksonsdad.


What you see here are candid submissions from people who have engaged in a little exercise. Here’s how it works. Think about the word Race. How would you distill your thoughts, experiences or observations about race into one sentence that only has six words?


Fergudishu Looter Update: I’m proud Of Us; We Deserve This

From Breitbart.

According to the Washington Post, a looter in Ferguson, Missouri, expressed pride and admiration for looters and said their actions are justified.

“I’m proud of us. We deserve this, and this is what’s supposed to happen when there’s injustice in your community,” said DeAndre Smith, whom the Washington Post says was “fresh from looting the QuikTrip.”

One officer told the Post that widespread looting has spawned “looting tourism” wherein thieves as far away as Illinois and Texas are traveling to Ferguson to steal.

“It’s like looting tourism,” said the officer. “It’s like they are spending their gas money to come down here and steal.”

The presence of outside forces could be seen during Monday evening’s clashes. CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill said two white individuals, one an “anarchist” and another from a “revolutionary Communist group in Illinois,” lobbed water bottles into a crowd of protestors and were shunned by protestors who told them to “go back to your neighborhood with that instead of coming in here and messing with us.”

The Post says a 27-year-old “militant” from Chicago explained that the time for peace has passed.

“This is not the time for no peace. We are jobless men, and this is our job now–getting justice,” the Chicago militant told the Post. “If that means violence, that’s okay by me. They’ve been doing this to us for years.

This last couple paragraphs – wherein the white boys are told to go home – brings up a good point that I’d like you to consider: What are the chances that an angry, agitated, black community will follow the communist agenda when all out civil unrest occurs nationwide? It doesn’t seem like they’ll be joining forces with effete progressive shepherds to be marched onward toward victory. Seems to me that it will just be chaos and random violence.

Hat tip to the bronze for the term Fergudishu.

Funny aside: WaPo called the looters protesters “as diverse as their grievances – and in their methods of addressing them”. Strange thing, that. I see a majority of protesters are black males. As a matter-of-fact, the only white “protesters” I’ve seen or heard of, are the openly communist agitators in their midst.


MSNBC Cheerleader Gets Rocks Thrown At Him

By protesters in Fergudishu.


You’re A Mouth-Breathing AGW Denier

Re-education is what we need…

“I think if you were to go around to most of the — what I would think of as super-sophisticated people who think about politics and policy more than five minutes a month — we are doing really well.”

“And the question in the United States of America is how are we doing with everybody else, which is the 99.5 percent of the peoplewhose lives are very busy and complicated and pressing and they don’t have a lot of time to think about the things that don’t immediately impact themselves and their family.

Why is it that any time you disagree with a progressive, it has to be “because you’re an idiot”? These elitists think they have access to some sacred knowledge which they must force upon you. It’s quite maddening.

Steyer is also displaying more than a bit of hypocrisy here. He’s still personally invested in those nasty, carbon producing fossil fuels himself, even as he chides others to pull their financial support. And those billions of dollars he’s sitting on didn’t come from investing in wind farms. And yet his entire personal agenda these days is to regulate coal-based electricity out of existence if he can manage it. (If you want to see the real world effects on the regular people Steyer is trying to reach and how his favored regulations are “important to them and their families” you can read about the results in Alabama here.)

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HuffPo Confuses Ear Plugs With Rubber Bullets

There is no way to make these people look worse than they do to themselves.

There are no words to describe the absolutely incompetent tweet by Huffington Post “justice reporter” Ryan J. Reilly, who tweeted a photo of cheap foam earplugs and asked, “I believe these are rubber bullets, can anyone confirm?”







Someone In The UK Is Raising Their Kid Right!


The UK has been circling the Islamist dhimmitude drain for some time, but there is a glimmer of hope remaining.

In a disgusting outrage against all the heroic servicemen and women of this great nation, a teacher at Maldon Primary School in Essex ordered a 10 year old boy to remove a Help for Heroes wristband – because it could cause offence!

Offence to who we wonder, how can helping and supporting our injured heroes offend anyone?

When Charlie Tew, aged 10, bravely refused to obey this authoritarian display of complete contempt for our brave heroes, he was placed on report.

Charlie had worn the wristband out of respect for murdered hero Lee Rigby, and for service personnel in his family.

Charlies mother, Tracy Tew, said that “We are really proud of Charlie for sticking to his guns. He wanted to keep it on and he didn’t agree with the reasons why he shouldn’t.


Pro-Gun Milwaukee Sheriff Thumps Bloomberg; Wins Re-election!

Bloomberg spent $1/2 Million funding his anti-gun opponent. The people of Milwaukee County rejected that.

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke (shown) won his primary election on Tuesday over Bloomberg-supported Chris Moews, a Milwaukee police lieutenant, 52 percent to 48 percent. Because there is no Republican candidate running for the position, Clarke’s win virtually assures him of another four-year term in November.

Chris Cox of the National Rifle Association, which had been helping Clarke’s campaign, offered his congratulations:

On behalf of the NRA’s five million members, we would like to congratulate Sheriff David A. Clarke on his hard fought victory in yesterday’s Primary election for Milwaukee County Sheriff. Sheriff Clarke’s outspoken commitment to the Second Amendment earned him the admiration of NRA members and gun owners nationwide.

Cox then noted one of the main reasons that Clarke won and Moews lost: Bloomberg was helping Moews. “His dedication to freedom and the Constitution also earned him the wrath of gun control elitist Michael Bloomberg and his allies, who spent over half a million dollars (more money than both candidates in this race combined) trying to defeat Sheriff Clarke. But in the end, Bloomberg’s money could not buy the hearts and minds of the voters,” Cox said.

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Best Way To Take A Paring Knife From An 8 Yr Old Girl?

Apparently, a Taser.

A Native American Woman in South Dakota is suing her local police department and a number of individual officers, after a taser was used on her 8-year-old girl. According to the lawsuit, the young girl had a paring knife that her babysitter could not take from her, so the babysitter called the police with the hope that they would help her get the knife from the child without hurting her.

However, as with many cases that we have seen across the world, the police actually made the situation worse when they arrived. When police arrived on the scene they made the decision to subdue the girl using a taser.

According to the lawsuit, “the force of the electricity shot through her body, lifted her, and threw her against a wall. After the officers had stunned (the girl) into high voltage submission, they pulled the fish-hook like Taser darts from her chest, gave her emergency medical attention, bandaged the holes left by the razor-sharp hooks, and called the ambulance.”

Dawn Stenstrom, the girl’s mother, was horrified, and soon after the incident the entire family moved away from the town and returned to the Rosebud Sioux tribe reservation.

She is now seeking damages from the city of Pierre, South Dakota, its former police chief, Robert Grandpre, and the four officers at the scene on October 4, 2013, when the incident occurred. She believes that excessive force was used on her daughter, and that there was no reason to use such a weapon on an 8-year-old girl. The police department says that their officers were following procedure, and the police chief claims that the officer who tased the girl could have saved her life.

“Given the circumstances facing the officer at the time, it appears from the report that deploying a Taser was the best viable way to defuse the situation,” Wendy Kloeppner, the Hughes County state’s attorney, said in a statement after an internal investigation conducted by government agents. It was said that this was an independent investigation, but it was still carried out by people who were on the state’s payroll.

Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot. Pussies.

That is all.


They Live & Work Among You

Brittish rapper turned mujj:



A British rapper who travelled to Syria to fight for ISIS has posted a photograph on Twitter showing himself posing with a severed head.
The sickening image was taken in the city of Raqqa – the capital of ISIS’ self-declared caliphate – and uploaded to the social media site along with the caption ‘Chillin’ with my homie or what’s left of him.’
The photograph shows masked former rapper Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, 23, holding the decapitated head while standing in Raqqa’s central square – the same location where the seven-year-old son of Australian jihadist Khaled Sharrouf was seen holding a different severed head earlier this week.
The shocking image of Bary emerged as ISIS militants seized a number of key towns and villages close to Syria’s northern border with Turkey.

That guy you talk to at work every day, the one who likes baseball and bud light…will take pictures of his kid holding your severed head, when the time comes.



It’s time for America to get a stomach for war. We are well-past the days of ignoring the angry brown people killing each other. This fight will come to our doorstep if we don’t stop it. I don’t want another war, but if we don’t fight them over there, we will most certainly fight them over here.


Roof Koreans For Hire!

Hat tip to “the bronze”.


Real Craigslist ad…


Plumbing the depths of depression…

I was reminded today of that vile animal, depression.

I come to my views, based upon personal experience. I have no empirical evidence to support my views. Like most of my views, I have lived them. Experience is quite the teacher.

Depression, to me, is a multi-faceted animal that none of us truly understand. It’s the Chupacabra of the human condition. Depression is something that the vast majority of us will never really understand. I’ve been there. Before I was there, I didn’t understand it. I never “got” how something in your head could make you want to end it. I was/am a narcissist. We are all narcissists. We have an innate desire to self-preserve.

Against that self-preservation, we find ourselves fighting that old demon, depression.

Depression leads us to long, very lonely nights. It leads us to the best days of our life, drowned in the sorrow of loss or the inability to feel. It leads us to events with family and friends – and moments spent evading connection, because you just aren’t there.

The folks you’re with, they won’t understand it. They will be in the full embrace of family and celebration, the joy of truly living. You will find yourself in the corner, alone.

Your mind repeats that you have X, Y, & Z to be thankful for, but something inside you SCREAMS! It begs you, forces you… to remember. It forces you to recognize the shadow that you’re ignoring. That old lingering… It grabs at you, pulling you down. What the fuck? Why?!?!?! Why now? What did I do this time that took me there?

You fight it. You beg it to stop. You ask the Lord – your God – whoever – someone… to help, but no reprieve comes.

You cry out in anguish for the healing waters of life, through the words you’ve heard… Nothing. It isn’t there. It doesn’t come… You are alone. You pull yourself together. Dry the tears. Harden your resolve. You decide that today – today is the day! I AM DONE! I am finished with this endless shit-show. I am finished with this life that offers hopelessness and despair. I am done with putting on a show for those around me. I just fucking done…

You ready the implement of your release. Your steady your soul against that twinge of self-preservation You’re ready. It’s time to go. It’s over. Finally.

You sigh… releasing the world and all of it’s pain.

But then, as you squeeze the trigger, you feel the pressure. You feel the longing, you feel the desire to breathe! You just want to breathe. You want one more gasp. One. Single. Breath.


I don’t have any words of wisdom. I have no salve for the lost soul. I just know that I decided to wait until tomorrow. If tomorrow was as bad as today, one day wasn’t going to kill me. I decided that tomorrow was okay – 4 different times. I have offered the world very little since then, but I’m here.

My daughter is still gone. My heart is still broken, and my life will NEVER be the same. I just spent the last 2 hours screaming in anguish, trying to catch my breath, while typing this shit, in the hope that someone, somewhere will see it and know that your are not alone. I was saved by a man I’d met twice, with the simple words “Wait until tomorrow”.


Team Obama Announces Mid-East Policy Shift

Since Everything they do fails, they’re attempting to fail:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a surprising foreign policy change, U.S. officials have announced a new Middle Eastern strategy of attempting to deliberately destabilize the region in hopes that the plan will backfire, Duffel Blog has learned.

Secretary of State John Kerry described the new ‘Hail Mary’ plan at a State Department briefing earlier this morning.

“After careful analysis, we have concluded that the only thing our previous Middle Eastern policies have in common is failure,” Kerry said. “Therefore, we’ve decided that we’re going to attempt to destabilize the Middle East as much as possible in the hope that this plan will fail as well.”

Kerry then announced that the United States had formally recognized Palestine as an independent state, but was also in the process of shipping tanks and helicopter gunships to Israeli settlers. When asked why the arms were not being shipped to the Israeli Army, Kerry explained that it had been labeled a terrorist organization as part of the sweeping initiative. Other elements of the plan will include trucking Shiites into traditionally Sunni areas and vice versa, supplying weapons grade plutonium to Iran, and providing fully assembled suitcase-sized nuclear weapons to any state or armed group that wants them.

Kerry then turned over the briefing to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to discuss some of the plan’s military aspects.

“As we speak, cruise missiles are in the air targeting the Wailing Wall, Dome of the Rock, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and Al Aqsa Mosque,” said Hagel. “In order to prevent any of them from being rebuilt, the entire Temple Mount will be resettled with tigers displaced by habitat loss. We debated using lions, but decided that a non-indigenous predator would cause greater instability.”

I love me some Duffel Blog.


Meet The New Chief-of-Staff, US Army Europe


While certainly a joke, this is no laughing matter. This is absolutely unbelievable! I have served with and under commanders from other nations. My concern is not typical isolationist paranoia. I get that coalitions must share responsibilities, but to install a foreign officer as the Chief-of-Staff of a US Army (or any other uniformed service) Major Command (AF equivalent) is unthinkable in any administration other than the lead-from-behind Obaman Regime.

We are currently culling war-fighters and purging the ranks of critical-thinking leaders, while simultaneously promoting the integration of foreign officers into our Major Command ranks. How long until a foreigner is the Chief Of Staff of the US Army? Chairman of the Joint Chiefs?

This foreigner will (ostensibly) hold equal sway with 8 American Surface Component Commanders as the 2nd command level leadership of the US Army.

A German Army brigadier general who recently served with NATO forces in Afghanistan is assuming duties as the chief of staff of U. S. Army Europe, the first time a non-American officer has held that position.

Brig. Gen. Markus Laubenthal, most recently the commander of Germany’s 12th Panzer Brigade in Amberg, and chief of staff of Regional Command North, International Security Assistance Force Afghanistan, will be stationed at USAREUR headquarters, Wiesbaden, Germany. He could report to duty as early as Monday.

Laubenthal also has served as military assistant to the deputy commander of operations and assistant chief of staff of operations for NATO forces in Kosovo.

As the major staff assistant to USAREUR commander Lt. Gen. Donald Campbell, Laubenthal will synchronize the command’s staff activities much as American predecessors have in the past.

“This is a bold and major step forward in USAREUR’s commitment to operating in a multinational environment with our German allies,” said Campbell.

“U. S. and German senior military leaders have been serving together in NATO’s International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan for years. Sustaining the shared capability from this experience will benefit both the U. S. and German armies,” said Campbell who has headed the Army’s largest and oldest overseas command since 2012.


Belgian Doctor Refuses To Treat Jew



A Belgian physician who refused to treat a Jewish woman with a fractured rib suggested she visit Gaza to get rid of the pain.

The physician made the remark on Wednesday while manning a medical hotline in Flanders, Belgium’s Flemish region, whose capital, Antwerp, has a sizeable Orthodox Jewish population, the local Jewish monthly Joods Actueel reported Thursday.

The woman, Bertha Klein, had her son, who is American, call the hotline at 11 p.m.

“I’m not coming,” the doctor reportedly told the son and hung up. When the son called again, the doctor said: “Send her to Gaza for a few hours, then she’ll get rid of the pain.” According to Joods Actueel, the doctor confirmed the exchange, saying he had an “emotional reaction.”

Health ministry officials were looking into the incident, according to the monthly’s online edition. According to Joods Actueel, the doctor knew the patient was Jewish because of Klein’s son’s American accent.

The family called a friend, Samuel Markowitz, who is an alderman of the Antwerp district council and a volunteer paramedic. He called the doctor to confirm the exchange, and also recorded their conversation.


Obama Does Job Less Than Any POTUS Since Grover Cleveland

Debbie Downer: Best DNC Chief ever?


Full Frontal Propoganda

I was reading the USA Today, on the way into the office this morning. I couldn’t help but notice the overtly hostile tone being directed at Israel by the American Media.


There was an entire page dedicated to the crap you see above. Notice the subtitle “Gaza residents thought cease-fire was in effect”. Maybe they should have checked with Hamas, who chose to unilaterally end the cease-fire by launching rockets into Israel.

Below, you will see a tweet from the official AP account. The tweet was sent and “ammended” 4 hours later. There is no objectivity in the media.



Hat-tip to Zero Hedge for the AP tweets. I remember seeing the first one when it came out. Zero Hedge caught the change.


Meanwhile In The United Arab Emirate Of England

Good morning multicultural excellence.

Blackwall Tunnel in Londonistan.


Texas Militias Hit The Border


I am gonna catch so much shit for this…

Groups describing themselves as militias have set up a training area near San Antonio and say there already are four “operations on the ground” along the US-Mexico border in Texas.

The groups, which supported Cliven Bundy at a standoff at his Nevada ranch earlier this year, posted an update on a website used to organize the efforts Tuesday night that said there are currently three “troops on the ground” on the Arizona border, and “four credible operations on the ground” on the Texas border.

The Texas militia, known as “Operation Secure Our Border,” is being led by Chris Davis, a 37-year-old truck driver who was discharged from the Army in 2001 [...]

He does not appear to have any arrests, according to public record sources. Last year, Davis was one of three men in the group Open Carry Texas cited by the San Antonio Police Department for disorderly conduct while openly carrying rifles outside a Starbucks. The incident sparked an open carry rally at the Alamo that drew hundreds of armed protesters[...]

“We have patriots all across this country who are willing to sacrifice their time, money even quit their jobs to come down and fight for freedom, liberty and national sovereignty,” Davis said in the interview.

Davis deleted his Facebook and YouTube accounts, including a 21-minute video in which he describes plans for “securing the border:” “How?” he asked on the video. “You see an illegal. You point your gun dead at him, right between his eyes, and you say, ‘Get back across the border or you will be shot.’ [...]

The militas have said they will carry firearms along the border and carry out “missions” to stop the increasing number of migrants fleeing violence in Central America from entering the country illegally.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection opposed the militias through a statement, saying they “could have disastrous personal and public safety consequences.”[...]

Davis’ bio in his Twitter account, last active June 8, reads: “I believe in the King James Bible, The Constitution, and Bill of Rights! I am a Future Veteran of the Refounding. Molon Labe! III%! Spirit of 1776!”

Okay, where to begin? I removed references to the militia commanders discharge from the Army because it was obvious that they are disparaging the man in an attempt to smear him, instead of addressing the issue. My fairness noted, I have to say that these fools will (likely) end up getting someone killed and creating all sorts of problems in addition to the real problem we have, which is an out-of-control federal government refusing to do it’s job.

The militia isn’t comprised of middle-aged men, playing weekend warrior, and acting on behalf of the state at their own discretion. These are vigilantes – and we are a nation of laws. The militia is all able-bodied males called upon in time of crisis, by their state, to serve in the interest of that state. If Washington’s militias existed today, all these Rambo wanna-be’s would be crying crocodile tears at what was/is expected of them.

I think it’s great that we still have Americans who are willing to fight, even when our government refuses to. The way they are choosing to go about it is ill-advised and dangerous. It only serves to escalate tensions and force an issue that will cost lives. I would support them fully, if the Governor of Texas called them to arms and was directing their activities, but I cannot support groups of armed men taking it upon themselves to do enforce the law. That’s the type of justification used by the Klan.

These same individuals are hurting the rights of decent gun-owners with their open-carry horseshit. Literally. Same people. It almost seems like they’re trying to hurt conservative causes.


Hillary: Bush Made Me Proud To Be An American


Sunday on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton discussed the United States standing in the world and said former President George W. Bush is the president who made her “proud to be an American.”
Clinton then seemingly took a shot at Obama’s current lack of direction in world leadership.

“We have to go back out and sell ourselves,” Clinton said. “It is not to be taken for granted. What do we stand for and, how do we intend to lead and manage? How do we try to enlist the rest of the world in this struggle between cooperation and order and conflict and disorder which is really at the root of so much that’s going on today, and i don’t think we’ve done a very good job of that.”

Mooch was unavailable for comment.


DC Issues Full-Reciprocity With All 50 States

First reported here. We have a new development in the war on the 2nd Amendment. DC Police have issued full-reciprocity with all 50 states, as reported by Fox5NewsDC reporter Emily Miller

As we reported on Friday, a US court has ruled that Washington, D.C.’s ban on carry outside of the home was found to be unconstitutional.
We are now seeing reports from D.C. reporter and gun rights activist Emily Miller that the Washington DC police will be treating the District of Columbia essentially as a Constitutional Carry state until further notice.

DC police chief using guidance from AG — grants full reciprocity for all open and concealed carry from others states.
Only gun arrests now in DC can be DC residents with unregistered guns and non-residents who are prohibited under federal laws.
Of course, this is only temporary. DC will likely put a licensing process in place and you can bet it’s probably going to be an incredibly strict one given the District’s stance on gun purchase and registration.

Also note, magazine capacity limits would still be in effect as well as any restrictions on types of weapons. Basically anything carried would need to be DC legal. We’ll consult the laws and update this further.
Gun rights attorney (from the Heller case as well as the case in question here), posted the actual police memo on his website. If you have questions about the memo you should probably direct them to either DC Police or your attorney.


Your Leading From Behind Update


Since the world has no other concerns, I thought I’d update you on the Presidents activities:

While domestic crises simmer and international conflicts flare, President Obama can be counted on to pitch and putt.

The duffer in chief has played 81 rounds of golf and had attended 75 political fund-raisers in the 628 days since his 2012 re-election, a Post analysis of his schedule found.

The president is on pace to double the 104 days he spent on the links during his first term.

Showing the world how a tinpot dictator leads…one hole at a time. I mean, it’s not like the world is on fire or anything. Just keep fiddling, Sir.


“Death To Zionist Baby Killer Israeli Jews” Is OK On Facebook

If any of you use Facebook you may be aware of how easily they will shut down a conservative page over any amount of reported butthurt. The page “Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children” gets shut down all the time for any number of offenses, but apparently ragheads can call for the death of Israeli Jews and that’s A-Okay!

A Facebook page calling for the death of Israeli Jews does not violate the social network’s “community standards,” according to multiple messages sent by Facebook in response to user complaints.

The page in question, is named, “Death to zionst baby killer israeli jews.” The page, which spells “Zionist” incorrectly, features an Image of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a vampire with blood dripping down his chin as he feasts on a child. It was started on July 25.

Individuals complaining about the page were greeted with the following message (screen captured below):


Things are 180 degrees out from right. This world has gone completely mad.


Opinion Time: Allow Disabled Enlistees In The Military Or No?

My friend Neil P. was born in India. At a couple years old, his amazing parents – who couldn’t have children of their own – found him riding a wheeled board, the victim of Polio. They adopted him, making him the 9th child they’d rescued from 3rd world dumps, bound for a life of good old-fashioned Americana. They lived on a 160 Acre farm in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Neil’s parents did everything they could to make his life as ‘normal’ as possible. He used forearm crutches to move around, because of the damage polio had done to his legs. His parents bought accessories which allowed him to drive their minivan. They bought his goalie gear so he could play hockey, and what an amazing goalie, he was. I swear to you, what polio took from his legs, his parents reinvested in his spirit. Their love and sacrifice made him into an amazing, strong, honorable individual and a proud American.

When I enlisted in the military, Neil longed, with phantom nostalgia, for an opportunity to serve of country, as well. He has always harbored a deep love for the America his parents so-lovingly shared with him. Serving was not an option, because he was disabled. He went to college instead, and became a Park Ranger for the Nat’l Park Service.

I have always been of a mind that we should make non-combat roles available to those with disabilities. Now, it’s looking like that idea may just become a reality.

I saw the topic on Rally Point and was surprised at the amount of disapproval I saw from the all-veteran crowd who populates the site. While many of their concerns are legitimate, I think the opportunity could be viable, if it’s done right, using reason as our guide.

With that, I offer some of the issues for you to chew on. Please think about it and let me know what you think:

- The job of the military is to fight and win wars, not “to be fair” or “provide opportunities”.
- Non-combat roles don’t “fight wars”, they support them.
- Ostensibly, every troop should be able to pick up a rifle and fight the enemy.
- People are kicked out for being out of shape (not meeting the physical requirements) every day.
- Do we allow a person who is 500lbs to enlist, because he or she is “disabled”?
- Those who wish to serve their country have countless other avenues available to do so.
- Those disabled in-service, are allowed to continue their service, in an MOS which accommodates them.
- A separate class of standards will be created to accommodate these individuals.
- The possibility of preference becomes an issue when evaluating for promotions.
- How do you reconcile the incompatible standards for review & promotion?
- If you receive the same pay, you should meet the same requirements.

Please, think about this and let us all know what you think.