Monday, May 26, 2014

Monday Post

As the universe spins... or turns... or something....

Oh, look- another hashtag!

Following news of Friday's shooting by Elliot Rodger, men and women alike took to Twitter to share their stories of misogyny uniting around the hashtag #YesAllWomen.

Days later, #YesAllWomen is still one of the top trending topics, having generated nearly a million tweets on the topic.

Maybe I'm missing an enormous clue but aside from people seeming like they are doing something constructive and being profound, when, in fact, they are not, but how would hashtags stop spoiled rich kids from killing innocent people, especially in countries where murderers are tried and convicted all the time and where even the loudest slut-walker gets protection under the law, quite unlike the "sluts" in Islamic countries who get acid thrown in their faces for their brazen forehead exposure?

Go to hell:

A national Muslim council is proceeding with a lawsuit against Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his chief spokesman for allegedly linking the organization to a terrorist group.

The National Council of Canadian Muslims has filed a statement of claim in Ontario Superior Court after failing to get an apology from the Prime Minister's Office.

The council is seeking a public retraction, damages of up to $100,000 and a permanent injunction preventing the words from being republished, the statement of claim says.

The claim quotes Harper spokesman Jason MacDonald as saying, "We will not take seriously criticism from an organization with documented ties to a terrorist organization such as Hamas.''

The popular press is quite happy to give this stunt exposure, however....

June 1994 – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) was established by three leaders of the Islamic Association of Palestine (IAP): Nihad Awad, Omar Ahmad and Rafeeq Jaber. The IAP was a front group for Hamas in the United States in the eighties and nineties. In a video archived by the Investigative Project on Terrorism, Nihad Awad expresses his support for Hamas at Barry University in 1994. In 2002, an American judge presiding the case Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development v. Ashcroft concluded that the « Islamic Association for Palestine (« IAP »), has acted in support of Hamas.” ...

1996 – Creation of “an informal network in Canada to work with the Washington-based CAIR

Well, that's embarrassing.


Oh, sure, he "accidentally" did it:

The White House mistakenly identified the Central Intelligence Agency's top official in Afghanistan on Sunday, during President Barack Obama's short, surprise visit to troops at Bagram Air Base.

Just like he forgot where his office was the night Ambassador Stevens was killed in a planned attack.

The NDP is a union boss/political flunkie party, not one with the competence and fortitude to lead a country:

Last Friday, a rather scathing letter to Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath — written by 34 NDP insiders — was leaked to the media. In it, the NDP members complain that the party was losing its progressive roots....

(Sidebar: there is nothing "progressive" about welfarism.)

The so-called "chocolate king" of Ukraine hits the ground running:

Ukraine's new president-elect wasted no time Monday immediately focusing on the top issues at hand — promising to negotiate an end to a pro-Russia insurgency in the east and saying he was willing to begin talks with Moscow.

Russia quickly welcomed the offer from 48-year-old chocolate magnate Petro Poroshenko, raising hopes that his election will indeed ease the protracted crisis that has fueled tensions unseen since the end of the Cold War.

Poroshenko, known for his pragmatism, supports building strong ties with Europe but also has stressed the importance of mending relations with Moscow. Upon claiming victory in Sunday's vote, he said his first step as president would be to visit the Donbass eastern industrial region, where pro-Russia separatists have seized government buildings, declared independence and battled government troops in weeks of fighting.

I can see that Poroshenko is tired of the bloodshed and realises that Russia cannot be wished away but it also cannot be dealt with as any other country, either.

Trust as with adders fanged, is my point.

And now, a summer to-do list.

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