Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Mid-Week Post

It’s high time we embraced indentured servitude on our soil:

"A former RBC employee wrote about similar policy concerns, saying RBC held a team meeting for this employee and co-workers informing them of a 30-70 push, where their team would be rearranged to have 30 per cent full-time RBC employees and 70 per cent iGATE foreign workers."

We’re comfortable with it elsewhere.

In a phone call with Young America’s Foundation’s Vice President Patrick Coyle on Monday, Grosse Pointe Public School System Superintendent Dr. Thomas Harwood said he will not allow the already-approved speech at Grosse Pointe South Public High School by Santorum because of the senator’s stances on some policy issues, namely traditional marriage and education. 

The school’s Young Americans for Freedom group, the chapter affiliate of Young America’s Foundation, invited Santorum to the school.

“The Freedom chapter came to us and wanted to see if Senator Santorum could come to the high school and speak to the students. Weeks ago, I participated in a call with the school principal, Dr. Matt Outlaw, and the chapter chairman, Langston Bowens. During the call, Outlaw signed off on the event,” Coyle said.

But on Monday’s call, Superintendent Harwood told Coyle that they were canceling the event.

Coyle explained to Harwood that the school district already approved Senator Santorum’s speech and its topic on leadership. However, when Senator Santorum’s speech was announced, teachers within the school district sent videos to administrators showcasing some of Senator Santorum’s past statements on traditional marriage and education.

As the conversation continued, Coyle said that the administrators became more and more agitated as Coyle hopelessly explained that Senator Santorum’s speech would be about leadership. Harwood then said that he supports traditional marriage, but has a brother who is gay, and he finds Santorum’s views “extreme.”

“Superintendent Harwood is injecting his own personal views into the situation and subsequently keeping students from hearing an American public policy leader discuss the importance of being a leader in their school and community,” Coyle said.

As of now, Santorum has been re-instated as a speaker with a peculiar proviso that parents give permission for their children to attend (as opinions are most controversial unlike bullying perverts). Back-pedalling is a sign of cowardice. It’s as repugnant as affirming through word and deed that one opinion alone is approved and nothing else will be tolerated. That kind of censorship belongs in North Korea.

North Korea on Tuesday urged all foreign companies and tourists in South Korea to evacuate, saying the two countries are on the verge of nuclear war. The new threat appeared to be an attempt to keep the region on tenterhooks over its intentions.

Analysts see a direct attack on Seoul as extremely unlikely, and there are no overt signs that North Korea's 1.2 million-man army is readying for war, let alone a nuclear one. South Korea's military has reported missile movements on North Korea's east coast but nothing pointed toward South Korea.

"The situation on the Korean Peninsula is inching close to a thermonuclear war due to the evermore undisguised hostile actions of the United States and the south Korean puppet warmongers and their moves for a war against" the North, said a statement by the North Korean Asia-Pacific Peace Committee, an organization that deals with regional matters.

The statement is similar to past threats that analysts call an attempt to raise anxiety in foreign capitals. Observers say a torrent of North Korean prophecies of doom and efforts to raise war hysteria are partly to boost the image of young and relatively untested leader Kim Jong Un at home, and to show him as a decisive military leader.

Another reason could be to use threats of war to win Pyongyang-friendly policy changes in Seoul and Washington. Last week, North Korea told foreign diplomats in Pyongyang that it will not be able to guarantee their safety as of Wednesday. It is not clear what the significance of that date is.

South Korean President Park Geun-hye, who has sought to re-engage North Korea with dialogue and aid since taking office in February, expressed exasperation Tuesday with what she called the "endless vicious cycle" of Seoul answering Pyongyang's hostile behavior with compromise, only to get more hostility.

I don’t recall Kim Jong-Il warning others to flee South Korea. If Kim Jong-Un, the Dear Custodian for China’s buffer state, North Korea, were serious, he would attack South Korea, perhaps an island or town, and wait for President Park to respond.

Do it, you big, fat coward!

According to Galloway, the U.S. “trumped” up the current crisis with North Korea and is responsible for repressive country’s dire economic situation.

“I believe that this is a United States trumped up little crisis,” he said. “They have pushed and pushed North Korea into a corner. The people in North Korea are in very dire straights in terms of standards of food, amount of food and access to oil and other energy resources.”

While Galloway conceded he wouldn’t want to live in North Korea, he generally praised the country for its achievements and standing up to the West.

“Look, I don’t agree with the North Korean political system and I’ve been there. I’ve seen it up close and personal,” he said.

“But there have been achievements in North Korea. They do have a satellite circling the earth. They have built a nuclear power industry even though they suspended it on false promises from President Clinton and other U.S. statesmen. They do have a cohesive, pristine actually, innocent culture. A culture that has not been penetrated by globalization and by Western mores and is very interesting to see.”

He’s disgusting.

Why Media Apartheid Week should matter:

In a recent incident in Badami Bagh near Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore, Sawan Masih, a Pakistani Christian and two Muslims were quarreling over the drinking of alcohol. Four days later, on March 9, the Muslims accused him of insulting the Prophet Muhammad -- in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Iran, under blasphemy laws, an allegation punishable by death.

Police quickly arrested Masih, but a massive mob of 3000 Muslims wanted police to hand "the blasphemer" over to them. The mob attacked the Joseph colony, a poor Christian neighborhood, and burned 180 houses. Two churches were vandalized. The Asian Human Rights Commission stated, "on March 8, during the Friday prayers it was announced through the mosque loud speaker that Masih committed blasphemy by passing remarks against the last prophet of Islam. The police who were already prepared arrested Masih when a crowed attacked the community. In the ensuing incident they beat Masih's father seriously. The police asked the community to vacate the area, as there were chances of further attacks, totally ignoring their responsibility to protect members of the religious community. The police left the area thereby providing a perfect opportunity for the attackers to return the next day, March 9." In fear of Muslim reprisals, Christians rapidly fled the area, leaving behind homes and households.

So how many dead American babies does it take to make the news? I wrote two-and-a-half weeks ago about the U.S. media’s determination to ignore a story that’s inconvenient to their biases. But, given the gun-banners’ ceaseless grief-feasting on Sandy Hook, at some point doesn’t the corpse count in Philadelphia merit maybe, oh, a thousandth of the attention?

These “journalists” are not only not worth their salt; they are worthy only of contempt. Christian retaliation after being repeatedly beaten, abused, raped, kidnapped and killed isn’t a clash. That would imply that two parties had employed equal measures of assault, something that is clearly not true. That is some of the worst editorialising I’ve ever seen. Also, if “journalists” can’t bring it upon themselves to report on the Gosnell infanticide case with the gravity and frequency it deserves, then they should join the others who shilled for Obama in the unemployment lines.

A shipment of teargas canisters from the United States arrived at the Egyptian Abadeya Port in Suez on Sunday, according to official documents obtained by the Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper.

I know Obama’s lackeys are supposed to be off-limits but these three-hundred-dollar-a-bottle caviar socialists went on a holiday on the backs of the oppressed. There are ninety-nine problems with that. And the State Department didn't have anything to do with Benghazi, either.

Do any of these low-information toadies not recognise the HUGE wealth disparity between themselves and people like Obama and his minions? Does it ever occur to them? Does it bother them?

Starfleet, which apparently holds a monopoly on cool space exploration in Star Trek, is run pretty much exactly like a military organization. And in the average military, the ratio of officers to enlisted averages around five to one. On Star Trek, we usually just see the officers' decks, quarters and day-to-day life. What we don't see is that the majority of people on starships--the enlisted--clearly work in places like engineering, in unsafe conditions around unstable bulkheads and vats of flesh-eating gas. …

But at least these poor dudes can relax after work in the flesh-eating gas room with a stiff drink, right? Wrong. In Star Trek, you drink synthehol, a drink with all the pleasant-tastingness of whiskey but without its "undesirable elements" like well, drunkenness.

So in this galaxy, you can't even get drunk and fantasize about the sparkly officer's sheets that without a currency, you can't even save up to buy.

(With thanks)


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