Friday, September 3, 2010

The Chosen People?

Who Would Ever Consider These People 'Chosen'?
Posted by Robert Ransdell on: 2010-09-03 07:23:10 in category: General [ Print]

An Israeli court has ordered the release of an extremist rabbi who sparked outrage across the globe for inciting Jews to kill non-Jews, even children.
Yossi (Yosef) Elitzur, a resident of the hardline Yitzhar settlement in the north of the occupied West Bank, was arrested on Thursday for incitement to racism and violence, AFP reported.

But a court in Rishon LeZion, near Tel Aviv, ordered that the rabbi be released the same day, saying police had failed to call him in first for questioning.

The King's Torah, a controversial book Elitzur co-authored with another rabbi, says Jews are allowed to kill "those who, by speech, weaken our sovereignty," adding that it is permissible to kill a non-Jew who threatens Israel even if the person is classified as a Righteous Gentile.

The book says is okay to kill children if they "stand in the way." "They stand in the way of rescue in their presence and they are doing this without wanting to."

News Source: Jim Ring

Another Speech Criminal Put Through The Wringer In Germany
Posted by Robert Ransdell on: 2010-09-03 06:46:43 in category: General [ Print]

German central banker Thilo Sarrazin is to appear before his board of the Bundesbank Tuesday to answer for controversial comments made on race and immigration.

Sarrazin caused uproar with comments relating to his new book, in which he criticized Germany's Muslim community and also made comments about a "Jewish gene."

Calls for his resignation have come from the government's integration officer as well as Muslim and Jewish community groups.

The bank's corporate governance officer, Uwe Schnieder, said in Frankfurt that Sarrazin would appear on Tuesday. A scheduled meeting of the board had been due to take place Wednesday. 

News Source: AVW

So You Still Think America Is A Beacon Of Freedom?
Posted by Robert Ransdell on: 2010-09-03 06:36:19 in category: General [ Print]

Government agents can sneak onto your property in the middle of the night, put a GPS device on the bottom of your car and keep track of everywhere you go. This doesn't violate your Fourth Amendment rights, because you do not have any reasonable expectation of privacy in your own driveway — and no reasonable expectation that the government isn't tracking your movements.

That is the bizarre — and scary — rule that now applies in California and eight other Western states. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which covers this vast jurisdiction, recently decided the government can monitor you in this way virtually anytime it wants — with no need for a search warrant.

It is a dangerous decision — one that, as the dissenting judges warned, could turn America into the sort of totalitarian state imagined by George Orwell. It is particularly offensive because the judges added insult to injury with some shocking class bias: the little personal privacy that still exists, the court suggested, should belong mainly to the rich.

This case began in 2007, when Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents decided to monitor Juan Pineda-Moreno, an Oregon resident who they suspected was growing marijuana. They snuck onto his property in the middle of the night and found his Jeep in his driveway, a few feet from his trailer home. Then they attached a GPS tracking device to the vehicle's underside.

After Pineda-Moreno challenged the DEA's actions, a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit ruled in January that it was all perfectly legal. More disturbingly, a larger group of judges on the circuit, who were subsequently asked to reconsider the ruling, decided this month to let it stand. (Pineda-Moreno has pleaded guilty conditionally to conspiracy to manufacture marijuana and manufacturing marijuana while appealing the denial of his motion to suppress evidence obtained with the help of GPS.)

News Source: Marie

Arizona Sheriff Says The UN And Vermin Are One And The Same
Posted by Robert Ransdell on: 2010-09-03 06:22:11 in category: General [ Print]

Sheriff Larry Dever, whose officers patrol Cochise County along the border between Arizona and Mexico, said he finds it “amazing” that the U.S. State Department would refer the recently passed immigration law in his state to the United Nations Human Rights Council for review.

“Well, it’s just amazing to me,” Dever told “Course, I have about as much regard for the U.N. as I do the vermin that hides in the rocks around my house here and reaches out and tries to bite me every now and then.”

The Bush administration refused to join the U.N. Human Rights Council, citing lax membership criteria that allowed countries with poor human rights records to sit on the council, including countries such as China, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Russia, Cuba, Pakistan, Tunisia and Egypt.

The Obama administration joined the council, citing its imperfections but made claims that U.S. efforts could change the organization for the better.

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