Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Mid-Week Post

For a crisp fall day...

Two women have cemented their enmity for Canada by not taking the citizenship oath while covered with ridiculous face-coverings:

Since the Conservative government implemented a policy in 2011 stating that candidates for citizenship must remove any kind of face covering when taking the public citizenship oath, only two women have decided to not go through with the ceremony.

Good. No one needs their brand of childish obstinacy and animosity. They can pout in the corner that the rule of law frowns on their emotionally retarded Islamist culture.

But the Palestinians do have a country. It's called Jordan:

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday accused Israel of sabotaging U.S. efforts to broker peace and said that Israeli security operations at the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem could lead to a religious war.

In an address to the United Nations General Assembly before a ceremony for the raising of the Palestinian flag at U.N. headquarters in New York, Abbas said that the Palestinian Authority no longer considered itself bound by the accords signed with Israel in the mid-1990s.

Repeating what the Palestinian Authority has been saying for at least half a decade, Abbas said the agreements would not apply as long as Israel supports settlements of Israelis in the West Bank and refuses to release Palestinian prisoners.

"You are all aware that Israel undermined the efforts made by the administration of President Barack Obama in past years, most recently the efforts of Secretary of State John Kerry aimed at reaching a peace agreement through negotiations," Abbas told the 193-nation General Assembly.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said in response that Abbas' speech was "deceitful and encourages incitement and lawlessness in the Middle East."

"We expect and call on the (Palestinian) Authority and its leader to act responsibly and accede to the proposal of ... Israel and enter into direct negotiations with Israel without preconditions," it said, adding that Abbas "does not intend to reach a peace agreement."
More Jew-hating at the UN, I see.

Speaking of which....

How many civilian deaths did ISIS cause?

The U.N. secretary-general says airstrikes by any country in Syria must strictly observe international humanitarian and human rights law.

The spokesman for Ban Ki-moon told reporters Wednesday that all efforts must be made to spare civilians, and reports of civilian deaths must be swiftly investigated.

Stephane Dujarric added that "without genuine commitment by the international community to support a parallel political process that meets the legitimate aspirations of the Syrian people, it will not be possible to end the Syrian conflict and ultimately to defeat" the Islamic State group.


The leader of the main Western-backed Syrian opposition group is condemning "Russia's military aggression in Syria today."

Wednesday's statement by Khaled Khoja of the Syrian National Coalition accuses Russia of targeting civilians instead of Russia's stated target of the Islamic State group.

Khoja says Russia is "using its military force to support the Assad regime's war against civilians. And it risks implicating itself in war crimes."

The opposition leader urged the international community to call for "the enforcement of a ban on aerial bombardment" in Syria but didn't further specify the scope of such a ban. He also said he was writing to the U.N. Security Council to demand urgent action.

China and Russia have allowed the UN to survive because it serves their purposes. Would there be a North Korea or a Russian-controlled Crimea if the UN had disbanded?

Obama is embarrassed that Putin is ruining his plans to remove Assad (leaving a void which ISIS would completely fill). Despite Putin's over-reaching plans in all corners of the globe, a hasty war against ISIS would allow Assad more wiggle room than what he has had for months.

That the West can't even conjure up a mercenary reason to oust Obama and then ISIS is not just humiliating but a sign of its moral decay.

(Paws up)

Today in idiocy, some fluff converts to a woman-hating religion for some reason (read: mad at dad or taught from the cradle that the West  just isn't worth it) and a gay couple lies to get pizza but won't speak out against people being chucked from roofs for their choice of lifestyle.

Pope Francis visited a Kentucky clerk jailed for her refusal to issue marriage licenses to people who cannot be legally married in her state:

Defiant Kentucky clerk Kim Davis met briefly with Pope Francis during his historic U.S. visit, an encounter she said validates her crusade against gay marriage.

"He held out his hand to her and she grasped his hand," her attorney, Mat Staver, told The Associated Press. "He asked her to pray for him and she said she would; she asked the pope to pray for her, and he said he would."

The Vatican essentially confirmed the meeting: The Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, given the opportunity to deny it took place, declined to do so and said merely that he would have no comment. The Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, said the meeting was private and that no photos would be released.

Davis, an Apostolic Christian, became a protagonist in America's divisive culture wars when she defied the federal courts by refusing to license same-sex marriages despite the landmark Supreme Court ruling that effectively legalized them nationwide. She spent five days in jail until her deputies agreed to issue licenses without her approval.

Davis and her husband met with Francis alone for less than 15 minutes at the Vatican Embassy in Washington, Staver said. He would not say who initiated the meeting with the pope or how it came to be, citing a desire to be "deferential to the Vatican."

They chose to keep the meeting a secret while the pope was in the county, to avoid overshadowing his visit with the controversy that follows Davis, Staver said.

Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, also referred questions back to the Vatican.

"It was really very humbling to even think that he would want to meet me or know me," Davis told ABC News. "Just knowing that the pope is on track with what we're doing and agreeing, you know, it kind of validates everything."

I guess he didn't want to make an issue about it.

And now, some happy news:

An animal aid group in India has brought a dog back from the brink of death and her transformation will have you believing in miracles.

Animal Aid Unlimited found the starved and sickly pup on the side of the road in Udaipur, a city in North West India.

The animal was initially wary of human contact and it was clear by the condition of her mange and other severe health problems, she had not had any of it in quite a while.

“She was so exhausted and inward,” Animal Aid Unlimited said.

At the shelter she showed herself to be very defeated. She would simply lie on her mat and stare at the wall, clearly in pain from the infections and hair loss she had suffered from being on the streets. Human touch was also so foreign to the animal, she didn’t understand how to react to being pet.

Her rescuers could see there was still hope both physically and emotionally for sweet Mabel.

They treated her for two months with everything from an IV drip for her infections and medicated baths for her mange, and slowly coaxed her into developing a bond by bribing her with treats.

In the video which shows Mabel’s full transformation, she goes from a terrified and cowering naked dog, to a happy, furry canine companion.

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