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oralloy
 
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Reply Thu 6 Dec, 2018 06:21 pm
@MontereyJack,
MontereyJack wrote:
Christianity says you should stone a disobedient wife or son. Thats the law. Most Xians dont obey the law. Most Muslims dont either.
How come there are so many instances of Muslims murdering their teenage daughters for going on dates?

And how about cases where Muslims kill people for switching from Islam to a different faith?

And how about cases where Muslims kill people who disrespect Islam? And cases where Muslims kill people who are falsely accused of disrespecting Islam?

And how about all the Muslims who gleefully celebrated the 9/11 attacks.

For that matter, how about all the liberals who gleefully celebrated the 9/11 attacks?
coldjoint
 
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Reply Thu 6 Dec, 2018 06:21 pm
@coldjoint,
Too late to edit post. Did you know Islam says monies given to charity only goes to Muslims? They do not help people of other religions. So you see this is a gimmick, a trick so idiots can say look at that.
Quote:
Islamic Relief and
the Myth of the Non-Discriminating
Muslim Charity

Read this.
Quote:
Mention that Islamic charities do not contribute to the needs of non-Muslims and critics will protest. After all, organizations like Islamic Relief say right there on their website that they "pay no heed to color, race or creed." It must be true if they say so, right?

Not really.


In fact, let’s use Islamic Relief as an example, since this mainstream Muslim charity is so often cited by those skeptical of the claim that such organizations generally exist to help Muslims. Although the group certainly appears to be assisting with worthy projects around the world, the question is whether Islamic Relief is like the Red Cross and other Western charities which focus only on need. How non-discriminatory of “creed” is this organization in choosing the people and projects that will receive its assistance?

As a public charity, Islamic Relief is bound by law to publish a good bit of financial information each year about its operations. From the group's Annual Report from 2007, we can glean rudimentary insight into who gives to the organization and who generally receives.

The closest that this document comes to reporting which countries received assistance is in the Restricted Funds section, where the total resources expended comes to about £37 million. Interestingly, just over 10% of this is allocated to Qurbani and Ramadhan, two decidedly Islamic religious practices that certainly don’t involve non-Muslims. An additional £7 million goes to the rather cryptic category of “Orphans”. The remaining expenditures (about £26 million) can be tracked by the country or region in which the resources were spent.

Most of the 27 countries/regions listed on Islamic Relief’s list are majority Muslim. But the six that are not in this category are even more telling of where the organization focuses its resources. Three of these countries have very substantial Muslim minorities - Ethiopia, India and Sri Lanka – and only the Muslim regions of these countries are mentioned in the details (Kashmir in India, the Ogaden region of Ethiopia, and the Kalmunai district in Sri Lanka – the country’s only majority Muslim municipality).

Only three of the countries listed as recipients of Islamic Relief aid have a small enough Muslim population in which the identity of the aid recipients might otherwise be assumed to be non-Muslim by the casual observer. These are Kenya, China and Malawi.

However, in the case of Kenya, Islamic Relief touts its work among the Mandera ethnic group, which is Muslim. The two minor projects in Malawi are focused in the Chikwawa and Nsanje regions, where the Yao Muslims are concentrated. And in China, a nation that is only 1% Muslim, Islamic Relief does work in the remote Gansu region, one of the most heavily Muslim provinces in the country (see photo below).

Obviously it is not a great leap to assume that if Islamic Relief goes to such lengths to assist only the obscure Muslim populations of non-Muslim countries, they are probably not terribly interested in the tiny non-Muslim minorities of, say, Pakistan and Bangladesh. This is not to say that the organization necessarily checks the ID cards of those lining up for food to see which god they believe in. But, against the list of project locales, only the most naïve person could possibly belief that the charity targets need rather than needy Muslims.

In fact, of all the 37 million pounds expended in 2007, only a miniscule £247,891 appeared to be devoted toward a non-sectarian relief project. This one exception was for the victims of flooding in the United Kingdom (noted as an "Other Country"). This amount not only represents less than one percent of total expenditures, but it is almost exactly 10 times less than the amount of aid that Islamic Relief devoted to providing slaughtered animals for Qurbani.

A cynic might also suggest that this “aid” to the UK was more of a calculated PR stunt, particularly since the British provided Islamic Relief with over £13 million that year, or about 45% of total revenue. 50-1 is quite a return on investment.

According to the 2007 report, the only real pluralism is found in the list of donors rather than recipients.

Of the £8.7 million in individual grants received in 2007, the vast majority was from non-Islamic organizations in the West. Only 20% came from Islamic groups, almost all of which was specifically designated for projects assisting Muslims. Amazingly, Christian charities (including Christian Aid and the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development) actually accounted for just over 10% of the individual grants received by Islamic Relief – or nearly half of that donated by Muslim groups!

These non-Muslim donations are important because the majority of funds received by Islamic Relief can be assumed to have come from Muslim individuals satisfying the obligation of zakat (similar to the Christian tithe but generally much less - about 2.5% of wealth increase or income). According to Islamic law, this money is not supposed to go toward anyone outside the Islamic faith. So how does Islamic Relief justify the tiny proportion of its relief funds that do assist non-Muslims?

Simple. As with all legitimate Muslim charities, the donations that Islamic Relief receives from non-Muslims exceeds by far the amount of aid spent on non-Muslims. The organization is simply passing along non-Muslim aid to non-Muslims (and probably benefiting from the window-dressing as well, since such a large amount of their funding comes from non-Muslim donors).

We have no problem with Muslim charities helping Muslims - at least those that aren't funneling donations to terrorists, such as the Holy Land Foundation and CAIR. However, it is disingenuous for these organizations to pretend that they don't discriminate by creed when over 99% of their assistance is clearly targeted toward members of their own faith.

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ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 6 Dec, 2018 07:48 pm
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-12-07/trump-is-said-to-pick-nauert-to-replace-haley-as-un-ambassador

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President Donald Trump has decided to nominate State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert to replace departing United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, according to three people familiar with the decision.

Nauert, 48, is an unorthodox choice for the UN role given that she had little experience in government or foreign policy before joining the administration in April 2017 after several years as an anchor and correspondent for Fox News, including on the “Fox and Friends” show watched by Trump. Haley also didn’t have foreign policy experience when she took the UN posting, but she had twice been elected governor of South Carolina.


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Nevertheless, Nauert has gained Secretary of State Michael Pompeo’s trust after being excluded from the inner circle of his predecessor, Rex Tillerson. She is also closely aligned with Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, and her husband Jared Kushner.

One senior administration official, who discussed the move on condition of anonymity, said that Nauert would make a great UN ambassador because she is a great communicator.

The president picked Nauert after considering other potential nominees including former White House aide Dina Powell, ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft and ambassador to Germany Ric Grenell.


farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 6 Dec, 2018 07:54 pm
@ehBeth,
not to mention ambassador-at-large Hugh Jasslikker
Real Music
 
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Reply Thu 6 Dec, 2018 10:09 pm
Congress approves short-term spending bill to avert government shutdown.


Published December 6, 2018
Quote:
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Congress on Thursday approved a two-week stopgap spending bill to avert a government shutdown, setting up a potential showdown over President Donald Trump's proposed border wall later this month.

Without action by Congress, funding for several federal agencies, including the Department of Agriculture, State Department and Department of Homeland Security, had been set to expire this week. The stopgap bill extends funding through Dec. 21.

Before the stopgap bill expires, the Republican-led Congress is expected to consider a $450 billion bill to fund the departments through the fiscal year that ends next Sept. 30.

Trump has demanded $5 billion this year as part of his plan to build a wall on the border with Mexico that Democrats argue would be ineffective at keeping out illegal immigrants and illicit drugs.

Instead, Democrats want to continue improving less costly fencing and employing high-tech instruments to detect illegal border crossings. They have agreed to include $1.6 billion for additional border security.

"Let me be clear: the $1.6 billion cannot be used to construct any part of President Trump's 30-foot-tall concrete border wall. It can only be used for fencing, using technology currently deployed at the border, and only where the experts say fencing is appropriate and makes sense," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Thursday.

Trump has threatened to force a partial government shutdown if Congress does not give him the money he wants for the wall.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/congress-approves-short-term-spending-bill-to-avert-government-shutdown/ar-BBQARcL?ocid=UE13DHP
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coldjoint
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2018 12:14 am
@ehBeth,
Where are the other two Spamomatics from Canada? Did Justin need them?
farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2018 12:41 am
@coldjoint,
no pinky, I hadda hurry to our required "having sex in a canoe" classes, but I came late.
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MontereyJack
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2018 01:15 am
@oralloy,
Quote:
For that matter, how about all the liberals who gleefully celebrated the 9/11 attacks?
ballocks.]pure uber right conspiracy theorist wet dream fantasy on oralloy's part. Likd trump's disproven lies about seeing thousands of arab americans celebrating the fall of the twin towers on tv. conservatives have no shame about spreading fake news..
farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2018 04:17 am
@MontereyJack,
Its interesting that the sources of such bald face lying often focus back on our president. In 2015 he claimed that "He saw thousands of liberal people in NYC celebrating the 9/11 attack"

After observing his ability to generate "the big lie" without losing a beat , can anyone say that this president even knows what truth is??
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oralloy
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2018 06:02 am
@MontereyJack,
MontereyJack wrote:
ballocks. pure uber right conspiracy theorist wet dream fantasy on oralloy's part.
Liberals responding to 9/11 by saying that America deserved to be attacked:

Guardian:
http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2001/sep/13/september11.britainand911

BBC:



MontereyJack wrote:
Likd trump's disproven lies about seeing thousands of arab americans celebrating the fall of the twin towers on tv.
He merely misremembered the location and nationality of the celebrations. Hardly a lie.

hightor
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2018 06:33 am
Quote:
For that matter, how about all the liberals who gleefully celebrated the 9/11 attacks?

And then he backs up this lie with news footage of Palestinians in the West Bank. Real "liberals". <eyeroll>
hightor
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2018 06:40 am
The execution of George H.W. Bush:
Quote:
The writing is on the wall, nothing is going to stop these arrests from happening. Nothing. And this is going to be a big week. The world is about to change.

snood
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2018 06:46 am
I don't know, but to me it's so brazen that hypocrisy doesn't really describe it with justice:
All during the campaign, Trump kept saying that Hillary must be corrupt since the FBI was investigating her. Now, he's saying the FBI is corrupt because it's investigating him.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2018 06:52 am
@hightor,
looks like Cy Twombly painting on the wall behind her.

Its a fact that More Cy Twomblies hang in cerebral medicine wings of hospitals than any other artist





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revelette1
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2018 07:21 am
Chief of staff John Kelly expected to resign soon, sources say
neptuneblue
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2018 07:57 am
@oralloy,
oralloy wrote:
He merely misremembered the location and nationality of the celebrations. Hardly a lie.


Is that like not knowing what words are English and what is gibberish?


Covfefe, one year later: How a late-night Trump tweet turned into a phenomenon
Jessica Estepa, USA TODAY Published 11:45 a.m. ET May 31, 2018 | Updated 12:16 p.m. ET May 31, 2018

President Trump may have just coined the greatest word of all time, but we don’t know how to say it or what it means. Buzz60

Happy one-year anniversary, covfefe.

President Trump unexpectedly unleashed a new word on the world on May 31, 2017, when he tweeted out a confusing partial sentence shortly after midnight.

"Despite the negative press covfefe," the tweet read, and nothing more.

He soon deleted the tweet, but instead of pretending it never happened, he leaned into it.

"Who can figure out the true meaning of 'covfefe' ??? Enjoy!" he said nearly six hours after the original tweet went out.

And so, people did. They wondered what it meant. They wondered how it was pronounced. They wondered why it existed in the first place.

Not helping the matter was then-Press Secretary Sean Spicer's insistence that covfefe made sense. He said people shouldn't be concerned about the tweet and the fact that it was up for hours.

"I think the president and a small group of people know exactly what he meant," Spicer said.

But did the president know what he had wrought on U.S. culture? The memes. The songs. The jokes.

Merriam-Webster weighed in that day, saying that it regretted checking Twitter.


Merriam-Webster

@MerriamWebster
Wakes up.
Checks Twitter.
.
.
.
Uh...
.
.
.
📈 Lookups fo...
.
.
.
Regrets checking Twitter.
Goes back to bed.


12:08 AM - May 31, 2017

Soon after, Hillary Clinton got in on the joke, writing, "People in covfefe houses shouldn't throw covfefe" when he attacked her on Twitter.

A week later, when fired FBI director James Comey testified before Congress, a bar in Washington threw a covfefe party to watch the hearing.

And within two weeks, a member of Congress introduced the Communications Over Various Feeds Electronically for Engagement Act, also known as the COVFEFE Act. (It hasn't gone anywhere since.)

As with all trends, interest in covfefe waned. By the end of the year, one university included the word on its annual List of Words Banished from the Queen's English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness.

One person who didn't get that memo: Trump himself.

When another trend took over the Internet — do you hear "yanny" or "laurel"? — many White House officials weighed in.

Trump's own reply?

"All I hear is covfefe."
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2018 08:35 am
@revelette1,
Quote:
It is unclear who the replacement would be. Nick Ayers, the vice president’s chief of staff, is seen as a leading candidate. He is supported by Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, the president’s son-in-law and daughter, who both serve as senior West Wing advisers and who, according to several officials, are trying to expand their influence internally and in the re-election campaign.
NYT[/b]
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2018 09:47 am
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:
Hugh Jass


one of my fav screen names of all time
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revelette1
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2018 10:08 am
Trump confirms he will nominate Barr as attorney general, Nauert as U.N. ambassador

I don't know anything about either one other than what I am hearing on the news right now. But, an ex Fox anchor as a U.N. ambassador? That will really go over well. I imagine the US will just be further isolated as Trump pushes his more extreme moves out there.
 

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