Wednesday, June 16, 2010 3:35:32 PM · by AnotherUnixGeek · 12+ viewsThe Economist ^ | Jun 16th 2010 | A.S.Migration statistics reveal that people are moving in droves to Texas. Why? Jobs and no state income taxes. High earning New Yorkers and Californians can take home between 9% and 11% more of their income by moving to Texas.
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Muslim States Seek U.N. Action on West’s “Islamophobia”
Reuters ^ | June 16, 2010
Posted on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 2:18:21 PM by reaganaut1
GENEVA (Reuters) – Muslim states said on Wednesday that what they call “islamophobia” is sweeping the West and its media and demanded that the United Nations take tougher action against it.
Delegates from Islamic countries, including Pakistan and Egypt, told the United Nations Human Rights Council that treatment of Muslims in Western countries amounted to racism and discrimination and must be fought.
“People of Arab origin face new forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related forms of intolerance and experience discrimination and marginalization,” an Egyptian delegate said, according to a U.N. summary.
And Pakistan, speaking for the 57-nation Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), said the council’s special investigator into religious freedom should look into such racism “especially in Western societies.”
Acting for the OIC, Pakistan has tabled a resolution at the council instructing its special investigator on religious freedom “to work closely with mass media organizations to ensure that they create and promote an atmosphere of respect and tolerance for religious and cultural diversity.”
The OIC — and its allies in the 47-nation council including Russia, China and Cuba — dub criticism of Muslim practices and linking of terrorism waged under the proclaimed banner of Islamism as “islamophobia” that pillories all Muslims.
BOUND TO PASS
Diplomats say the resolution, which also tells the investigator to make recommendations to the Human Rights Council on how its strictures might be implemented, is bound to pass given the majority the OIC and its allies have in the body.
Posted on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 2:01:37 PM by HorowitzianConservative
President Barack (“Barry”) Obama delivered his first televised address from the Oval Office, trying to reassure the nation that he was fully in control of the Gulf oil spill crisis and that it will be fixed.
As usual, Obama gave a slick performance. However, his speech was short on credible details demonstrating how he intended to finally marshall the federal government’s full resources to tackle the clean-up. While continuing to claim, against all the evidence, that he has been in command of the crisis from Day 1, he failed to explain some serious mistakes and inaction.
Bachmann: Obama Exceeding Constitutional Authority in Ordering BP to Surrender Funds–‘Extortion’
CNSNews ^ | June 16, 2010 | Chistopher Neefus
Posted on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 1:54:35 PM by jazusamo
“Private companies need to be held accountable but not necessarily to the executive branch,” said Bachmann. “It seems to me there’s a misreading of the Constitution and a misunderstanding of jurisdictional limits from this White House on what the extent of executive power is. They don’t seem to understand that and it—now it seems that it’s all about extortion–and that what they want to do is create a pot of money for themselves that they can control and that’s not what the Executive is supposed to do. There is a real misreading of jurisdictional limits, and they continue to stretch those limits beyond all bounds.”VIDEO
Bachmann, who was speaking to a gathering of bloggers held at the conservative Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., criticized the administration’s response to the massive oil spill in the Gulf.
The conservative from Minnesota said she was particularly bothered by the call President Obama made Monday–later reiterated in his Oval Office address Tuesday night–for BP to set aside money for reimbursements to victims of the Gulf oil spill that would be administered independently, taking control of the money away from the company.
“The president just called for creating a fund that would be administered by outsiders which would be more of a redistribution-of-wealth fund, and now it appears we’re going to be looking at yet one more gateway for more government control, more money to government,” she said. “If there’s a disaster, why is it that government is the one who always seems to benefit after a disaster?”
How Prophetic Was the 1976 Film, “Network”? (Video)
Vanity | 6/16/10 | BB
Posted on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 1:33:40 PM by Bokababe
The other day I ran across a clip from the 1976 film “Network” — of course, the “Mad As Hell” speech which is a perfect match for the political mood of the country today.
But then I remembered there were some other great speeches & scenes, and when I reviewed them again, sure enough — it right on the money for today!
No, I am not saying that a writer in 1976 had some magical powers to predict the future, but yesterday’s hyperbola is today’s reality. How weird is that?
Posted on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 1:38:08 PM by jazminerose
Last week, I had an emergency root canal. A root canal is an excruciating tribulation but once it’s over, you will be better off for it. The same cannot be said of Obama’s Oval Office screed.
A mere seven weeks into America’s most damaging environmental emergency, our commander in chief assured us that he will lead us to someplace even though he has no clue where that someplace may be. What he does know for an unqualified certainty is that only the government can get us to that chimerical someplace.
Obama’s efforts to deflect criticism onto BP will be blunted when the public figures out that BP and Obama are singing from the same hymnal on energy policy. Three oil companies are on board for cap and tax, among them is BP.
“But two months later, BP signed off on Kerry’s Senate climate bill, which was hardly a capitalist concoction. One provision BP explicitly backed, according to Congressional Quarterly and other media reports: a higher gas tax. The money would be earmarked for building more highways, thus inducing more driving and more gasoline consumption.”
Barack Obama, Former CIA Agent
I recently had the pleasure of talking with Dr. James David Manning who has been ministering to the people of Harlem since 1981. He is now the Senior Pastor at ATLAH which stands for All the Land Anointed Holy, Manning’s inspired name for Harlem as of September 14, 1991.
Dr. Manning heads the Columbia Obama Treason Trial which is scheduled for May 14-19, 2010 at the ATLAH building at 38 West 123rd Street in ATLAH, New York, 10027. Unfortunately, the Department of Justice and the Supreme Court have failed in their duties to uphold the Constitution and address the legitimacy and other questionable issues surrounding the White House’s current resident. So, Dr. Manning, being a longtime resident of the Columbia University area, the school that Obama allegedly attended, began an intense investigation into Obama’s educational background and discovered some profound discrepancies….