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Religion of conquest…

Convert, Pay Tax, Or Die, Islamic State Warns Christians | Reuters.

Islamist insurgents have issued an ultimatum to northern Iraq’s dwindling Christian population to either convert to Islam, pay a religious levy or face death, according to a statement distributed in the militant-controlled city of Mosul.

The statement issued by the Islamic State, the al Qaeda offshoot which led last month’s lightning assault to capture swathes of north Iraq, and seen by Reuters, said the ruling would come into effect on Saturday.

It said Christians who wanted to remain in the “caliphate” that the Islamic State declared this month in parts of Iraq and Syria must agree to abide by terms of a “dhimma” contract – a historic practice under which non-Muslims were protected in Muslim lands in return for a special levy known as “jizya”.

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Selective Outrage

London’s pro-Palestine rally was a disgusting anti-Semitic spectacle » Spectator Blogs.

But what a picture. These are the people who stayed at home throughout the Syrian civil war, stayed at home when ISIS rampaged across Iraq, stayed at home when Boko Haram and Al-Shabaab carried out their atrocities across central Africa and showed no concern whatsoever when the Muslim Brotherhood was running Egypt into the ground. Yet they pretend to care about Muslims.

And here they all are, coming out to scream because Israel is carrying out the most specific and targeted campaign in the history of warfare in order to stop Hamas – a group dedicated to the annihilation of all Jews – from firing thousands of rockets into the Jewish homeland.

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Privatize The Pensions

The Plan Should Be 100% Employee Funded

Province threatens to terminate City of Regina pension plan – Saskatchewan – CBC News.

The Saskatchewan government is trying to light a fire under efforts to fix the City of Regina’s pension deficit problem. On Friday, provincial regulators sent a letter to pension officials saying they’re considering cancelling the registration of the Regina Civic Employees Superannuation and Benefit Plan. The province’s deputy superintendent of pensions says the plan hasn’t been meeting its minimum contribution for years. The official says the government has waited for the plan to come up with a new funding plan, but that hasn’t happened yet. If the plan is deregistered, it would be terminated.

 

Province threatens to terminate City of Regina pension plan - Saskatchewan - CBC News

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Security Fail

Excerpts of Navy Yard report: 160 cameras and no one watching; facing down shooter – The Washington Post.

160 cameras, and no one watched.

A private security guard was in an office with monitors showing the feeds from 160 security cameras while the shootings occurred. Those cameras, police now know, covered almost every inch of Building 197 and were documenting in real time every move by gunman Aaron Alexis. But the guard locked the door, hid and notified no one that he was there with access to the information.

The lack of access to the camera feeds severely affected how hundreds of officers advanced on the shooting scene. The report by D.C. police even questions whether a D.C. officer would have been wounded by gunfire if the department had had access to the camera feeds and could have approached the suspect with better knowledge of his location.

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We Need A Famine

This is what happened when I drove my Mercedes to pick up food stamps – The Washington Post.

Video Commentary at PJTV

 

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This guy…

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Historic Humiliation

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John C. Beale, top climate change expert, sentenced to 32 months for CIA scam | Mail Online.

The Environmental Protection Agency’s top climate change expert and highest paid employee was sentenced to 32 months in federal prison today for defrauding the government.

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The New Inquisition

Galileo had to deal with “scientific consensus” as well.

BBC Radio 4 Today programme criticised for giving climate change sceptic interview | Mail Online.

The BBC’s Editorial Compliance unit has blasted its flagship Today programme over its failure to provide balance on a debate on climate change.
The show’s editorial team was found to have given minority views and opinions ‘equal footing’ to those of the scientific consensus.
The programme, broadcast in February during the major flooding crisis featured climate change scientist Sir Brian Hoskins from Imperial College London who was debating the issue with a founder of the Global Warming Policy Foundation, which is sceptical as to its impact.

The main complaint for made by former Green Party councillor and low-energy specialist Chit Chong who said the BBC acted irresponsibly in allowing the debate to consider the existence of climate change.

 

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Some notes on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 that was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. case:

 

Signed into law by President Bill Clinton (D)

Sponsored in the U.S. House of  Representatives (Democrat Majority) by Rep. Charles Schumer (D)

Sponsored in the U.S. Senate (Democrat Majority) by Senator Edward Kennedy (D)

Passed by a unanimous vote in the U.S. House of  Representatives / 258 (D) 176 (R)

Passed in the U.S. Senate 97-3 / Y – 54(D) 43(R) / N – 2(D) 1(R)

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