04/23/10

Big Candidates Forum – FRIDAY – Reno

An important candidate’s forum is taking place this Friday, April 24th – organized by the good people at Action Is Brewing.

The complete details follow below – admission is $15 at the door:

April 23rd: Candidate Forum, Debate, and Reception / Reno

What: Conservative Nevada Candidates for Governor and US Senate

Where: The Grove at South Creek, 95 Foothill Road, Reno, NV 89511

When: April 23rd, 6-9pm. Ticket purchase begins at 4:00pm, Doors open at 5:00pm.

Cost: Earlybird Registration is CLOSED / Admission is $15 at the door, $0 for candidates.

Send inquiries to [email protected] or call Debbie at 775-530-2694

This is the most comprehensive debate to be held before primaries.

Gubernatorial candidates: 6-7pm

•Governor Jim Gibbons

•Mike Montandon

•Brian Sandoval

Senatorial Candidates: 7-8:15pm

•Sharron Angle

•John Chachas

•Chad Christensen

•Bill Parson

•Sue Lowden

•Danny Tarkanian

Moderator: Sam Shad / Nevada Newsmakers

Panelists:

•Nancy Dallas / News Desk by Nancy Dallas

•Eric Odom / 73 Wire

•Donnel Dike-Anukam / VoiceBox Radio Show UNR

Reception immediately following debates, meet the candidates! 8:30-9:30pm

Cash bar open all night / hor d’oeuvres an appetizers

Format: Candidates will make a brief introductory statement (approximately 60 seconds). Question order and category will be predetermined. Candidates will receive questions, have two minutes to respond, other candidates will then each have time to address the question and candidates will be allowed to address each other directly.

Candidates for any office in Nevada are welcome to attend free of charge, guests must purchase tickets.

SPONSORS: No candidate signs will be allowed in the parking lot. Campaigns may place a yard sign on the stage for a sponsorship fee of $250.

This event will be covered by all major newspapers, all local news channels, blogged live, taped for use on Nevada Newsmakers, and archived online at News 4 in Reno and News 3 in Las Vegas. Media credentials will be available at the door beginning at 2pm.

04/23/10

Financial News Update – 04/23/10

What to do about National Health Care? Nullify Now! (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Karl Rove: Obama’s Banking Takeover Allows Feds to Monitor Checking Accounts & Credit Cards (Video) (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Report says health care will cover more, cost more (Hat Tip: Bookworm Room)

Chicago Teacher on Tax Hike: ‘Give Up the Bucks’ (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Oberstar’s Water Bill Sets Up Biggest EPA Power Grab Yet (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Obama’s involvement in Chicago Climate Exchange—the rest of the story (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Obama calls on banks to support reforms

Senate Dems Propose Health-Care Premium ‘Cost Controls’

Surprise! ObamaCare will raise healthcare costs

Feds invade farm for 5 a.m. inspection (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Obama reassures Wall Street on bank regulation bill (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Morning Bell: The Fatal Flaws of the Wall Street Bailout Bill

Red Tape Rising: The Government Targets Your Dinner Plate

A Full 10% of General Motors Bailout Paid Back

Obamacare’s Big Surprises for the Uninsured

The Eco-Left’s Love of Eco-Taxes

Obama’s Great Health Care Bait-and-Switch

Don’t Let Nuclear Industry Get Hooked on Subsidies

Roubini: Fed Will Eat Own Words, Resume Easing

GREECE SEEKS BAILOUT: NOW

GOV’T AT WORK: SEC STAFF SURFED PORN FOR HOURS

FRAUD! ON TAXPAYER COMPUTERS

BARNEY FRANK BLAMES GOP

SEC Pushes Back on Porn-Surfing Bombshell

GM Accused of Bailout Money ‘Shuffle’

‘Green’ Schools on Your Dime

SurvivalBlog:

A Coming Avalanche of Inflation

Davidowitz: This Market Is a Sucker’s Rally.

Stay Clear of Western Markets and Currencies. Global investing analyst Martin Hennecke warns: “Sovereign debt crisis in the western countries is really getting underway…” and “The blow-up of sovereign debt is the final step of the financial crisis.”

Hennecke is also bullish on commodities and warns of a global financial meltdown with high interest rates and high inflation.

New US $100 note aims to deter counterfeiters. Buried in the article is mention that there is now “$890 billion in physical U.S. currency in circulation.”

401(k) as Dangerous as the Dollar

US Commercial Property Values Decline 2.6%, Says Moodys

Stocks Advance on Higher Earnings, Energy Prices

Fraud, It’s Much Bigger Than Goldman Sachs

14 Risks of Holding US Treasury Bonds

Recession Is Ending? Some Americans Don’t Buy It

America’s Economic Recovery is a Rotten Sham

04/23/10

RESPONDING TO ISLAMIC EXTREMISM

By: Fern Sidman

An interview with Dr. Marvin Belsky of HRCARI
(Human Rights Coalition Against Radical Islam)

As the exponential growth of radical Islam continues to present an ever increasing danger to the future of Western civilization, there are those concerned individuals hailing from diverse backgrounds, nationalities and religions who are outraged by this pernicious threat and are determined to do something about it. The Human Rights Coalition Against Radical Islam is one such organization. Founded in May of 2009, the HRCARI has held numerous political demonstrations, rallies and seminars aimed at bringing about a collective awareness of the perils of Islamic extremism. I sat down with Dr. Marvin Belsky, one of the founders of HRCARI to hear more about the goals and objectives of this most important group.

FS: Can you tell us about the genesis of HRCARI?

MB: Basically, the HRCARI is a movement whose time has come. As radical Islam flourishes unabated, there are very few political organizations who are willing to take a pro-active stance in order to oppose it. Terrorism is on the rise and human rights abuses in Muslim countries are seldom featured in the news. The liberal establishment, the Western academy and the media seem to be controlled by multi-cultural relativists who have become apologists for Islamic radicalism. We found that many people from many different backgrounds are seething with indignation about the deafening silence on this subject and have personally been adversely affected by such extremism. They wanted to do something about and as such HRCARI was born. Our organization is a “rainbow coalition” comprising a number of different groups including Christians, Sikhs, Hindus, Jews, and even ex-Muslim dissidents. Our first official rally against radical Islam was held in May of 2009 in Times Square and featured members of families of 9/11 victims as well as those activists who have been speaking and writing about this threat for years.

FS: What is your background as it relates to activism and what inspired you to become involved?

MB: I am a retired medical doctor; an internist and a Jew. I grew up in a family that was very concerned about the rise of right wing fascism in Europe prior to World War II and the growth of the Nazi movement, so I learned from a young age that it is imperative to speak out against movements that can and will have catastrophic consequences.

FS: You mentioned human rights abuses that occur in Muslim countries. Can you expound upon the details of that?

MB: On January 19th, HRCARI participated in a large demonstration outside of the United Nations in New York protesting the murder of Coptic Christians in Egypt several weeks ago. The Christian population of Egypt in only 9% and for many years now, they have been relentlessly harassed and murdered by certain elements of the Muslim population. Over the years, more than 22 Coptic priests were murdered and it doesn’t stop there. Murders of Christians and other “infidels” are commonplace in Muslim countries and the world stands in abject silence.

Moreover, abuse of women is rampant in Islamic culture as is evidenced in the alarming escalation of “honor murders” of women who are accused of allegedly transgressing Sharia law. Any woman who wishes to become more “Westernized” or to divorce her husband, or who has been raped, or who wishes to marry someone of her choice rather than someone that her family selects is subjected to barbaric treatment, including murder. Not only does this take place in every Muslim country, but has taken place throughout Europe and in North America. Western feminists who choose a “politically correct” posture and don’t want to be viewed as racists remain silent while women’s lives are hanging in the balance.

Another group that has seen their share of human rights abuses are Hindus and Sikhs. For hundreds of years, Muslims have engaged in heinous murders of Hindus and Sikhs in Pakistan, Bangladesh and India and those who are not murdered are subjected to forced conversions to Islam. Such atrocities against Hindus include targeted attacks against their temples, open theft of Hindu property, and rape of young Hindu women.

FS: What is HRCARI’s position on Israel and the murders of Jews by Muslims throughout time?

MB: We are strongly supportive of Israel and stand with her in battle against Muslim violence. Clearly, Jews have been subjected to the savagery of Islamic persecution since time immemorial. We have called upon the world to rise up in righteous indignation over the existential danger that the Iranian nuclear threat represents for Israel and we have vociferously condemned such heinous terrorist organizations such as Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad, the Al Aqsa Martyr’s Brigade, the PFLP, and other movements of that ilk. At our rally in Times Square, we had a young Israeli man speak, who survived an Islamic suicide bombing in Jerusalem and he told of other such attacks and how they have wreaked havoc on Israeli society. When Jews are wantonly murdered in their own country by their avowed enemies, that does not bode well for Jews around the world. While the international community consistently condemns Israel as an “apartheid state”, no one ever raises their voices about how Jews are “persona non-grata” in Muslim countries.

On Tuesday evening, March 9th, the HRCARI staged a counter-protest in front of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Manhattan, when we learned that a plethora of anti-Israel organizations would be protesting against the The Friends of the Israel Defense Forces fundraising dinner that was held there. We assembled about 100 people who also represented such organizations as Z Street, Americans For a Safe Israel, Stand With Us and the Zionist Organization of America. We countered the bald faced lies and propaganda of Israel’s detractors who claimed that the IDF massacred civilians in Gaza during Operation Cast Lead. They called for an end to US support for Israel and claimed that the Obama administration was pandering to the Israeli lobby. We know that the IDF is the most moral fighting force in the world and that the infamous Goldstone report is replete with lies and distortions and has been discredited by the United States. The events of the last weeks illuminate the fact that the US and the Israeli lobby do not always see eye to eye and the strain in relations between the two countries will most likely embolden the forces of Islamic extremism.

We are also one of the organizers of a pro-Israel rally that will take place on Sunday, April 25th outside of the Israeli consulate in New York City. We will be sending a clear message to the Obama administration that there are Jews who are outraged by the nefarious shift in US foreign policy as it pertains to Israel. Jerusalem is the eternal, undivided capitol of the Jewish state and as such the government of Israel has every right to build homes for its Jewish residents there.

The facts cannot be disputed. Israel is a vibrant democracy that protects the rights of their Muslim citizens, while Jews are afraid to walk in their own streets or ride their own buses. Such media outlets as The New York Times, which is the “bible” of liberal activists, does not report the truth about Israel and in effect, enables Islamists to be more effective, along with such groups as The Human Rights Watch. We work with an organization called “Get Out The Facts” which raises awareness amongst those who are apathetic or misinformed about Israel and they were instrumental in protesting the incessant propaganda against Israel.

FS: Who are some of the personalities and groups that are associated with HRCARI?

MB: Our board members include Dr. Charles Jacobs of Americans for Peace and Tolerance, Andrew Upham, a noted attorney and Satya Dosapati of the Hindu Human Rghts Watch. We also work with Simon Deng, a freed former slave, Mohamed Yahya, leader of the Muslim Darfur group Damanga, noted author and women’s rights advocate Dr. Phyllis Chesler, Rajinder Singh Khalsa and Bhupinder Singh Bhurji representing the Sikh community, Hindu human rights leader Arish Sahani, anti-slavery activist Pastor Gerald Bell, Beth Gilinsky, longtime activist in human rights, and head of the Alliance for Interfaith Resistance, and Narain Kataria, of the International Foundation of Bangladeshi Hindus.

We also work with many Christian Zionist organizations including the Christian Action Network who take an active role in spotlighting persecution of Christians throughout the world. Other groups that we align ourselves with are: 911 Families for a Secure America; ACT for America, Long Island/Manhattan; AIR — Alliance for Interfaith Resistance; the AISH Center; the American Coptic Union; Americans for a Safe Israel (AFSI); the Alliance of Iranian Women; AMCHA-Coalition for Jewish Concerns; the American Center for Democracy, Americans for Peace & Tolerance and the Zionist Organization of America.

04/23/10

17 Suspicious Similarities Between Obama Club Shanghai and the Regime

By: Snarky Basterd
Feed Your ADHD

Next week entrepreneurs in China will launch a new gentlemen’s club, Obama Club Shanghai. Officials say pResident Barack Obama has no involvement in the club’s operations, but some uncanny similarities to the Obama Regime should give rise to healthy suspicion.

Sources indicate that:

George Soros is a major investor.

Andy Stern is retiring as president of SEIU so he can run the club’s VIP area, The Boardroom. Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein, meanwhile, will be a frequent visitor and donate a million dollars for the club’s grand opening.

The Boardroom will feature a putting green. Obama’s look alike will give special performances, hitting Titelist balls into the cup while a slide show of the world descending into chaos streams in HD on a 10-foot screen behind him as Nero’s Fiddle by Clutch blares from the club’s sound system.

Joe Biden has been hired as the club’s first featured entertainer. He’ll dress in drag and sing such classic hits as “This Is a Big F$^kin’ Deal” and “He’s an Articulate and Bright and Clean and Nice-looking Guy.”

Dancers will be required to wear sleeveless dresses and boob belts and have hips so large they can catch hula hoops. Oprah, who is retiring from television, will be the first featured dancer.

To enter the club, patrons will need to submit their income tax return. Middle class people will immediately get taxed a mandatory 40 percent tip. Businessmen will have to surrender their salary and bonus and the reigns to their company. Low-rent customers who declare themselves present and demonstrate community organizing experience will get a Nobel Peace prize based on their grossly exaggerated potential.

Bowing to the doorman exempts anyone from needing to prove their level of income.

The club will serve a nightly list of salt-free special entrees called Obama’s Picks, including dishes like Rahm’s Finger Surprise and Michelle’s Lead Salad and Barry’s Bitter Pill Delight. Servers will dress up like Obama Regime czars. Every Friday will be date night; management will pick up the tab of anyone who orders from the Obama’s Picks menu.

Sundays will feature giveaway night. Patrons will receive free gas, mortgage payments, and healthcare for life.

Anyone who refuses to visit the club will be branded a racist, extremist TEA Party sympathizer, to be rounded up and sent to Gitmo and never heard from again.