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Sarah Obama Refers To Barack Obama As An Orphan Who Passed Through Her Hands

May 5, 2010 2 comments

Sarah Obama Refers To Barack Obama As An Orphan Who Passed Through Her Hands
Jefferson’s REbels ^ | 5/5/10 | Erica

Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2010 4:54:59 PM by EricaD

FYI

Sarah Obama Refers to Barack Obama as an Orphan Who Passed Through Her Hands!

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Maurice Strong, the Father of America’s Destruction (Crime, Inc. mack daddy) Resist Net ^ | 4-27-10 | Richard Salbato

May 5, 2010 2 comments

Maurice Strong, the Father of America’s Destruction (Crime, Inc. mack daddy)
Resist Net ^ | 4-27-10 | Richard Salbato

Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2010 4:57:27 PM by STARWISE

Rothschild, Rockefeller, Maurice Strong, Al Gore, Goldman Sachs, Mayor Daley, William Ayers, Saul Alinsky, Saudi Arabia, China and the United Nations equals Barak Obama.

When we look at what has happened to the American dream, the American Constitution, the American economy in the past 12 months, it seems that there is a deliberate plan to completely destroy the entire American way of life and even the country as we know it.

When you look at the national debt, the bail outs of the banks, the fake stimulus bill, the health care bill, the coming cap and trade, the loss of jobs at the same time government workers have increased wages by 100% and more, and the exposed lies about Global Warming and Obama’s birth and mother, we can only conclude it is a master plan to destroy America.

But I have had a problem finding out who is behind all these obvious changes, which are against the will of the people. In order to trace “why” and “father” of these problems, I have had to go back 50 years and found the organization and man behind all this and the front man behind Barak Obama.

His name is Maurice Strong, born in Canada, lived in New York, and now exiled in China, but still the power behind Obama and the liberal House and Senate of America. To start to understand this man and his influence read his statement below to a group of reporters.

“In order to save the planet, the group [GIM] decides: Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to bring this about? This group of world leaders [GIM] forms a secret society to bring about an economic collapse.”

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Was the Time Square Bomb Only a Test? By Neil Braithwaite

May 5, 2010 1 comment

Was the Time Square Bomb Only a Test?
By Neil Braithwaite

In the midst of the love fest press conference held by Attorney General Eric Holder and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to pat each other on the back and garner accolades from the press after the capture of Islamic terrorist Faisal Shahzad for the attempted car bombing in Time Square, three important questions were never asked – but absolutely demand answers.

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Internet Police: London Signs Warn Against Accessing “Extremist” Material

May 5, 2010 1 comment

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Internet Police: London Signs Warn Against Accessing “Extremist” Material

Posted By admin On May 5, 2010 @ 10:30 am In Featured Stories, News In Focus, Steve Watson Articles | 3 Comments

Threat of criminal charges for viewing “inappropriate” material

Steve Watson
Prisonplanet.com
Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

Police signs have begun springing up in internet cafes in London warning users that they could be reported to the police and face criminal charges if they access “extremist”, “offensive” or “inappropriate” material.

The signs, which state that the owners of the premises are actively working with the Metropolitan police, have drawn criticism due to their vagueness and questionable legality.

“Downloading or accessing certain material could constitute a criminal offence” states the bright pink sign (pictured below).

Internet Police: London Signs Warn Against Accessing Extremist  Material 050510internetpolice

Comments concerning the signs on both flickr [1] and popular blog site Boing Boing [2] encapsulate the threat such policies pose:

  • ‘Offensive’ according to what criteria? Could that include political satire or making fun of religions? Also, if it also lists ‘pornographic’, what is meant by ‘inappropriate’? Another term so widely interpretable that it’s effectively meaningless.
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Michelle Obama: Barack Obama Is “Kenyan”

May 5, 2010 1 comment

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Obama biggest recipient of BP cash By: Erika Lovley

May 5, 2010 1 comment
Obama biggest recipient of BP cash
By: Erika Lovley
May 5, 2010 05:05 AM EDT
While the BP oil geyser pumps millions of gallons of petroleum into the Gulf of Mexico, President Barack Obama and members of Congress may have to answer for the millions in campaign contributions they’ve taken from the oil and gas giant over the years.

BP and its employees have given more than $3.5 million to federal candidates over the past 20 years, with the largest chunk of their money going to Obama, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Donations come from a mix of employees and the company’s political action committees — $2.89 million flowed to campaigns from BP-related PACs and about $638,000 came from individuals.

On top of that, the oil giant has spent millions each year on lobbying — including $15.9 million last year alone — as it has tried to influence energy policy.

During his time in the Senate and while running for president, Obama received a total of $77,051 from the oil giant and is the top recipient of BP PAC and individual money over the past 20 years, according to financial disclosure records.

An Obama spokesman rejected the notion that the president took big oil money.
“President Obama didn’t accept a dime from corporate PACs or federal lobbyists during his presidential campaign,” spokesman Ben LaBolt said. “He raised $750 million from nearly four million Americans. And since he became president, he rolled back tax breaks and giveaways for the oil and gas industry, spearheaded a G20 agreement to phase out fossil fuel subsidies, and made the largest investment in American history in clean energy incentives.”
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Obama Begins Covert Attack on Second Amendment

May 5, 2010 2 comments

Obama Begins Covert Attack on Second Amendment
American Vision ^ | 05-05-2010 | Joel McDurmon

Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2010 12:27:17 PM by Jawillde

Obama has apparently taken a step to disarm America, according to a document that has been leaked. The step is strategic and very cunning: begin with the military.

The document reveals a proposal to force all military personnel to register all firearms—even privately owned firearms that are kept in their private residences. It would force a regular inventory of all such firearms concurrent with the regular inventories of military weapons.

…the fear is that once enacted, such regulations could be used as a precedent for civilian infringements as well. “If this arms law is good enough for the military.…” Let’s stop them before they have the precedent.

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Top Ten Reasons You Should Quit Facebook

May 5, 2010 2 comments

Top Ten Reasons You Should Quit Facebook
Gizmodo ^ | May 3, 2010 | Dan Yoder

Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2010 11:11:04 AM by NYer

Top Ten Reasons You Should Quit Facebook

Facebook privacy policies keep going down the drain. That’s enough reason for many to abandon it. Here you will find nine more:

After some reflection, I’ve decided to delete my account on Facebook. I’d like to encourage you to do the same. This is part altruism and part selfish. The altruism part is that I think Facebook, as a company, is unethical. The selfish part is that I’d like my own social network to migrate away from Facebook so that I’m not missing anything. In any event, here’s my “Top Ten” reasons for why you should join me and many others and delete your account.

10. Facebook’s Terms Of Service are completely one-sided

Let’s start with the basics. Facebook’s Terms Of Service state that not only do they own your data (section 2.1), but if you don’t keep it up to date and accurate (section 4.6), they can terminate your account (section 14). You could argue that the terms are just protecting Facebook’s interests, and are not in practice enforced, but in the context of their other activities, this defense is pretty weak. As you’ll see, there’s no reason to give them the benefit of the doubt. Essentially, they see their customers as unpaid employees for crowd-sourcing ad-targeting data.

9. Facebook’s CEO has a documented history of unethical behavior

From the very beginning of Facebook’s existence, there are questions about Zuckerberg’s ethics. According to BusinessInsider.com, he used Facebook user data to guess email passwords and read personal email in order to discredit his rivals. These allegations, albeit unproven and somewhat dated, nonetheless raise troubling questions about the ethics of the CEO of the world’s largest social network. They’re particularly compelling given that Facebook chose to fork over $65M to settle a related lawsuit alleging that Zuckerberg had actually stolen the idea for Facebook.

8. Facebook has flat out declared war on privacy

Founder and CEO of Facebook, in defense of Facebook’s privacy changes last January: “People have really gotten comfortable not only sharing more information and different kinds, but more openly and with more people. That social norm is just something that has evolved over time.” More recently, in introducing the Open Graph API: “… the default is now social.” Essentially, this means Facebook not only wants to know everything about you, and own that data, but to make it available to everybody. Which would not, by itself, necessarily be unethical, except that …

7. Facebook is pulling a classic bait-and-switch

At the same time that they’re telling developers how to access your data with new APIs, they are relatively quiet about explaining the implications of that to members. What this amounts to is a bait-and-switch. Facebook gets you to share information that you might not otherwise share, and then they make it publicly available. Since they are in the business of monetizing information about you for advertising purposes, this amounts to tricking their users into giving advertisers information about themselves. This is why Facebook is so much worse than Twitter in this regard: Twitter has made only the simplest (and thus, more credible) privacy claims and their customers know up front that all their tweets are public. It’s also why the FTC is getting involved, and people are suing them (and winning).

Check out this excellent timeline from the EFF documenting the changes to Facebook’s privacy policy.

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Glenn Beck Gives Obama The Silent Treatment

May 5, 2010 1 comment

Glenn Beck Gives Obama The Silent Treatment
NewsReal Blog ^ | 5 MAY 2010 | Matthew Vadum

Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2010 10:40:07 AM by rdb3

In a visually compelling format Glenn Beck heaped justified ridicule on one of the many false precepts of progressivism, to wit, that it is somehow “unfair” that some people have more money than others.

To do this, Beck gave President Obama (and his audience) the silent treatment on his TV show. (video link)

As a video clip showed the president saying

We’re not trying to push financial reform because we begrudge success that’s fairly earned. I mean I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money.

Beck said nothing.

He went over to his chalkboard and began filling in how much money Obama’s friends and cronies have:

George Soros: $14 billion.

Oprah Winfrey: $245 million [that sounds really low for Oprah -MV].

Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton: $35 million.

Al Gore: $100 million (estimated).

Jeff Immelt: $5.1 million (a year).

Andy Stern: $306,000 (a year).

Franklin Raines: $65.3 million.

John Edwards: $30 million.

Michael Moore: $70 million [or so it appears -- it's hard to see the chalk from a long view on the TV screen -MV].

Throughout the segment Obama’s voice saying, “I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money” plays over and over again.

At the end Beck writes on a separate chalkboard

Mr President,
Why don’t you ask your friends to set the example on how much is too much?

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Gunny G: Hey! Please Read The RESPONSES To All These Articles…That’s Where The MEAT Is!!!!!

May 5, 2010 1 comment

U.S. Marines boot recruits with Confederate tattoos
WND ^ | May 04, 2010 | Chelsea Schilling

Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2010 9:26:42 AM by fishhound

A widely regarded Southern symbol of pride and states’ rights is standing in the way of would-be Marines in their quest to serve their country – a Confederate battle flag. Straight out of high school, one 18-year-old Tennessee man was determined to serve his country as a Marine. His friend said he passed the pre-enlistment tests and physical exams and looked forward with excitement to the day he would ship out to boot camp. But there would be no shouting drill instructors, no rigorous physical training and no action-packed stories for the aspiring Marine to share with his family. Shortly before he was scheduled to leave Nashville for boot camp, the Marine Corps rejected him. Now, the young man, who wishes to remain unnamed and declined to be interviewed, has chosen to return to school and is no longer an aspiring Marine. “I think he just wants to let it go,” said former Marine 1st Lt. Gene Andrews, a friend of the man and patriotic Southerner who served in Vietnam from 1968 through 1971. Andrews is a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, a group of male descendents of Confederate soldiers. He counseled the young man when he decided to become a Marine.

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Wake up America: Democrats aren’t Democrats Anymore, They’re Communists ~ Canada Free Press

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Wake up America: Democrats aren’t Democrats Anymore, They’re Communists
Canada Free Press ^ | 5 May 2010 | Fred Dardick

Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2010 9:16:40 AM by K-oneTexas

And the so-called “moderate Democrats” are merely socialists.

It wasn’t so long ago that much loved Democrat President John F. Kennedy told the nation in his inaugural address, “Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country”, implying a sense of self sacrifice was needed by all Americans to keep the torch of freedom burning bright in a world filled with tyranny.

An idea most could relate to regardless of political affiliation.

Government isn’t we the people … I know it sure isn’t me. There’s a whole lot of what the government is up to that doesn’t exactly meet with my approval and I highly doubt Democrats will be contacting me anytime soon for my input.

Obama’s much beloved “government is us” is a collection of few elected officials and a whole lot of overly paid unionized bureaucrats, most of whom willing to do almost anything to keep their jobs.

It’s a representative government and it tends to work best when people of character inhabit the halls of power. Unfortunately it also leaves a lot of room for unethical politicians to stick it to the nation.

The only difference between socialism and communism … is time.

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The Audacity of Illegals and Federals ~ by Attorney Timothy Baldwin

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The Audacity of Illegals and Federals
For generations, the federal government has pissed on the integrity of the union, supposedly formed by the bonds of choice, reflection, friendship and likeness. It has treated the people of the States as scoopers in the valley of the crap they roll down hill, of which they claim to be king. The society of each state serves as nothing more than just another creditor to their addictive gambling game of power, corruption & debauchery..


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The Jihadists’ Deadly Path to Citizenship

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The Jihadists’ Deadly Path to Citizenship
Townhall.com ^ | May 5, 2010 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2010 7:47:32 AM by Kaslin

America’s homeland security amnesia never ceases to amaze. In the aftermath of the botched Times Square terror attack over the weekend, Pakistani-born bombing suspect Faisal Shahzad’s U.S. citizenship status caused a bit of shock and awe. The Atlantic magazine writer Jeffrey Goldberg’s response was typical: “I am struck by the fact that he is a naturalized American citizen, not a recent or temporary visitor.” Well, wake up and smell the deadly deception.

Shahzad’s path to American citizenship — he reportedly married an American woman, Huma Mian, in 2008 after spending a decade in the country on foreign student and employment visas — is a tried-and-true terror formula. Jihadists have been gaming the sham marriage racket with impunity for years. And immigration benefit fraud has provided invaluable cover and aid for U.S.-based Islamic plotters, including many other operatives planning attacks on New York City. As I’ve reported previously:

– El Sayyid A. Nosair wed Karen Ann Mills Sweeney to avoid deportation for overstaying his visa. He acquired U.S. citizenship, allowing him to remain in the country, and was later convicted for conspiracy in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing that claimed six lives.

– Ali Mohamed became an American citizen after marrying a woman he met on a plane trip from Egypt to New York. Recently divorced, Linda Lee Sanchez wed Mohamed in Reno, Nev., after a six-week “courtship.” Mohamed became a top aide to Osama bin Laden and was later convicted for his role in the 1998 United States embassy bombings in Africa that killed 12 Americans and more than 200 others.

– Embassy bombing plotter Khalid Abu al Dahab obtained citizenship after marrying three different American women.

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Hey, what do ya know… BP cash flows heavily to Obama, Dems

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Hey, what do ya know… BP cash flows heavily to Obama, Dems
PolitiPage ^ | 05/05/10 | Jeff J

Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2010 8:25:12 AM by nhwingut

While the BP oil geyser pumps millions of gallons of petroleum into the Gulf of Mexico, President Barack Obama and members of Congress may have to answer for the millions in campaign contributions they’ve taken from the oil and gas giant over the years.

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Gunny G: Yeah, THAT Pantano…

May 5, 2010 1 comment

Pantano Wins Republican Race for US House (NC)
Star News Online ^ | May 5, 2010 | Patrick Gannon

Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2010 8:25:16 AM by Hawk720

Ilario Pantano won the three-way Republican primary for U.S. House Tuesday night, earning the chance to clash with Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre in the November election.

After a lively primary race, Pantano led Will Breazeale by a considerable margin at press time, according to unofficial results. Randy Crow finished a distant third.

At about 9:15 p.m., Pantano showed up at the New Hanover County Board of Elections after seeing preliminary returns and said, “We’re feeling pretty good.”

“I think that our message of promoting job creation, of protecting the homeland and preserving conservative values resonated,” Pantano said.

Breazeale, seeing the writing on the wall before all the counties had reported results, said he would “under no circumstances” endorse Pantano in his challenge of McIntyre. Pantano, Breazeale said, has refused to provide financial and military records that could shed some light on how he makes a living and provide more details about his military career, including Pantano’s well-documented shooting of two Iraqis in 2004.

“I don’t trust him, and I can’t endorse a candidate I don’t trust,” Breazeale said, adding that he wouldn’t support McIntyre either.

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When Will Israel Attack The U.S. — Again?

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When Will Israel Attack The U.S. — Again?

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2010/04/26/when-will-israel-attack-the-u-s-again/

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John Stossel tells O’Reilly: President Obama is an “Arrogant Interventionist” – Video

May 5, 2010 1 comment

John Stossel tells O’Reilly: President Obama is an “Arrogant Interventionist” – Video
Freedom’s Lighthouse ^ | May 5, 2010 | Brian

Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2010 7:56:32 AM by Federalist Patriot

Here is video of John Stossel talking to Bill O’Reilly about whether or not President Obama is actually a “socialist” or not. Stossel said he would call Obama an “arrogant interventionist”:

“I’d call Obama an interventionist. An arrogant interventionist. He wants government control over health care, banking, energy, education, and the auto industry. He has “lawyers’ disease.” Law school misleads lawyers into thinking that smart bureaucrats can successfully micromanage life with paper and procedure. He wants to increase regulation everywhere. Those are terrible ideas.”

O’Reilly said it is clear Obama wants to take money from the well-off and give it away through government action.

Stossel said “central planning” is taking over as opposed to individual planning.

Everyone keeps dancing around the world “socialism” because the Government does not control all means of production in the country. Obama’s philosophy clearly is “socialistic” in that he is moving the nation toward socialism and if he could, I am convinced he would impose a fully socialist regime on America.

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Video: “The Manchurian President” Author Talks About Obama’s Radical Past

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Video: “The Manchurian President” Author Talks About Obama’s Radical Past
Hannity ^ | 5/4/10 | Aaron Klein

Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2010 8:06:24 AM by careyb

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Sensational claim! Antichrist will be Islamic Author: Euro-centric prophecy scholars looking to Rome all wrong

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DEAL OF THE DAY
Sensational claim! Antichrist will be Islamic
Author: Euro-centric prophecy scholars looking to Rome all wrong


Posted: May 03, 2010
5:21 pm Eastern


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It’s one of the most thought-provoking and sensational books of our time, and today only, WND readers can get an autographed, hardcover copy of Joel Richardson’s blockbuster, “The Islamic Antichrist,” for only $4.95 – a radical $21 discount!

The Bible predicts that in the last days a charismatic leader will establish a global following in the name of peace. The Quran also predicts a man will rise up to lead the nations, pledging to usher in an era of peace. The man in the Quran is called the Mahdi, or Islam’s savior. However, the man in the Bible is the Antichrist. Could it be possible they are one and the same person?

Joel Richardson’s remarkable research and analysis suggest that it is. In “The Islamic Antichrist” – subtitled “The Shocking Truth about the Real Nature of the Beast” – Richardson exposes Western readers to the traditions of Islam and predicts that the end times may not be that far away. His book will stun readers who are unaware of the similarities between the Antichrist and the “Islamic Jesus.”

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Chapter titles include “Islamic Eschatology,” “The Sacred Texts of Islam,” “Comparing the Biblical Antichrist and the Mahdi,” “The Dark Nature of Muhammad’s Revelations,” “How Should We Respond” and “Preparing for Martyrdom.”

Joel Richardson is a human-rights activist, lecturer and artist. Involved in evangelism and ministry to Muslims since 1994, he is the co-author, along with Walid Shoebat, of “God’s War on Terror: Islam, Prophecy and the Bible” and co-editor of “Why We Left Islam: Former Muslims Speak Out.”

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‘Manchurian President’ breaks top-10 list 1st day Klein’s explosive Obama exposé in big demand

May 5, 2010 1 comment

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‘Manchurian President’ breaks top-10 list 1st day
Klein’s explosive Obama exposé in big demand


Posted: May 03, 2010
7:07 pm Eastern


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WASHINGTON – Aaron Klein’s exposé of Barack Obama’s notorious connections with extremists and America-haters hit the top-10 nonfiction list at Amazon on the day it was released publicly prior to a blitz of media promotions set for later this week.


“The Manchurian President” by Aaron Klein rocketed into Amazon’s top-10 list upon its first day of release.

“The Manchurian President: Barack Obama’s Ties to Communists, Socialists and Other Anti-American Extremists” is the result of two years of solid investigations into those within Obama’s inner circle as well as the president’s shadowy younger years.

With more than 800 citations, the brand-new, autographed title from WND senior reporter and WABC radio host Aaron Klein bills itself as the most exhaustive investigation ever performed into Obama’s political background and radical ties. Klein’s co-author is historian and researcher Brenda J. Elliott.

“The Manchurian President” also unmasks, exclusively, important aspects of Obama’s carefully covered-up college years, with new details of his student career at Occidental College and later at Columbia University.

Obama’s associations with the Nation of Islam, Black Liberation Theology and black political extremists are also revealed, with extensive new information on the subjects.

“The Manchurian President” contains potentially explosive information not only about President Obama but also concerning other officials in the White House, including top czars and senior advisers Valerie Jarrett and David Axelrod.

“The Manchurian President” also exposes how Obama’s health-care policy, masked by moderate populist rhetoric, was pushed along and partially crafted by extremists, some of whom reveal in their own words that their principal aim is to achieve corporate socialist goals and a vast increase in government powers.

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Klein began investigating Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign and broke major national stories. He first exposed the politician’s association with Bill Ayers in a widely circulated WND article.

The story prompted the Nation magazine to lament, via the CBS News website, that “mainstream reporters now call the Obama campaign to ask about Klein’s articles.”

It was in a WABC radio interview with Klein that Ahmed Yousef, chief political adviser to Hamas, “endorsed” Obama for president, generating world headlines and sparking controversy. Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain and Obama repeatedly traded public barbs over Hamas’ positive comments.

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WorldNetDaily Exclusive U.S. Marines boot recruits with Confederate tattoos You won’t believe what military thinks of historic Southern symbol

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U.S. Marines boot recruits
with Confederate tattoos

You won’t believe what military
thinks of historic Southern symbol


Posted: May 04, 2010
8:23 pm Eastern

By Chelsea Schilling


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U.S. Marine hoists Confederate flag during World War II (photo: WWII in Color)

A widely regarded Southern symbol of pride and states’ rights is standing in the way of would-be Marines in their quest to serve their country – a Confederate battle flag.

Straight out of high school, one 18-year-old Tennessee man was determined to serve his country as a Marine. His friend said he passed the pre-enlistment tests and physical exams and looked forward with excitement to the day he would ship out to boot camp.

But there would be no shouting drill instructors, no rigorous physical training and no action-packed stories for the aspiring Marine to share with his family.

Your favorate flag, whether it’s the Stars and Stripes, the Gadsden, the Navy Jack or another, is at the WND Superstore’s flag store!

Shortly before he was scheduled to leave Nashville for boot camp, the Marine Corps rejected him.

Now, the young man, who wishes to remain unnamed and declined to be interviewed, has chosen to return to school and is no longer an aspiring Marine.

“I think he just wants to let it go,” said former Marine 1st Lt. Gene Andrews, a friend of the man and patriotic Southerner who served in Vietnam from 1968 through 1971. Andrews is a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, a group of male descendents of Confederate soldiers. He counseled the young man when he decided to become a Marine.

“He had been talking to me, and he was all fired up about joining,” he told WND. “He asked my opinion of it, and I just tried to tell him the truth, good points and bad points.”

When the young recruit didn’t go to boot camp, Andrews learned of his rejection based on his tattoo of the Confederate battle flag on his shoulder.

‘Right now, it’s a flat-out denial’

Current Marine Corps tattoo policy states, “Tattoos/brands that are sexist (express nudity), racist, eccentric or offensive in nature, express an association with conduct or substances prohibited by the Marine Corps drug policy and the Uniform Code of Military Justice, to include tattoos associated with illegal drugs, drug usage or paraphernalia, are prohibited. Tattoos/brands that depict vulgar or anti-American content, bring possible discredit to the Marine Corps, or associate the applicant/Marine with any extremist group or organization are prohibited.”

WND contacted the Tennessee recruiting station, and a Marine sergeant explained, “The policy is if a tattoo can be construed by anyone as being gang-related or racially biased, then we can’t accept them.”


VIetnam war heroes hoist Confederate flag (photo: Tears of ‘Nam)

While some extremist groups such as the Ku Klux Klan and Aryan Nations have reportedly embraced the Confederate flag in the past, the KKK has also adopted the U.S. flag and Christian crosses as symbols. However, many Southerners do not consider the flag an expression of racism or indicator of membership in extremist groups. They regard the Confederate flag as a symbol of state sovereignty and an honorable tribute to the men who fought and died to protect their homeland from invasion by the federalist North.

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