02/6/12

Egypt – State of the Nation

By: Ashraf Ramelah
Voice of the Copts

  • Pipelines blown up, no gas sales toIsrael
  • Reserves down from 18 to 5 million
  • European lenders requesting stability
  • Tourism, almost non-existent
  • American NGO’s on trial
  • Illegal Muslim Brotherhood under a new name elected to Parliament

New Clashes between Military and Freedom-Fighters

Five straight days of uprisings in Cairo by protesters occurred in response to the massacre at Port Said Stadium last week. Once again, Tantawi inhumanity leads to three protesters’ brutal murders by military armored vehicles crushing bodies.

Egyptians face Evil and possible Civil War

The Army, charged with protecting the country and its people, is sparking a civil war in order to grant itself permanent power.

Potential Spark for Martial Law

Fans of the Egyptian soccer team from Cairo created an anti-Tantawi protest inside the stadium — all seats were empty of high ranking military officials with no VIP’s in attendance – when pro-Mubarak thugs attacked the protesters in a bloody fight, leaving 75 dead and hundreds wounded. This is likely part of an orchestrated plan by the military aimed at instituting martial law and keeping the military in a position to rule the country.

Background

From the moment of the Egyptian uprising one year ago leading to Mubarak’s removal, the military, in an abuse of power and position, stepped up to rule the country. The powerful military council, headed by Mr. Tantawi, sought to protect its own interests in connection with the deposed Mubarak regime (a regime which in effect began with the military coup of 1952) and remains indistinguishable from it.

Many Egyptian Copts and liberal Muslims distrusted the promises and stated intentions of the military as head of Egypt. Soon after Mubarak’s forced removal, the military failed to protect the citizenry or follow their aspirations for change.

Tantawi Tactics

When Tantawi took power, his tactics demonstrated that his primary goal was to protect elements of the old regime and to solidify the power of the military council, including his own position. For this reason, he instigated acts of violence against innocent people and institutions – charging camels into protesters and burning the scientific Institute of Cairo.

Tantawi and his military tanks mowed down Copts protesting peacefully inTahrir Squareand has done nothing to halt the continued raiding, looting and killing of Copts – destroying homes, churches, and businesses.

Parliamentary Elections — a Fraud

In the recent parliamentary elections, the military gave their blessing to the electoral fraud allowing Salafi and the Muslim Brotherhood to win a fake election that now grants these illegal factions the political power to create a state within the state.

Egypt’s constitution states that no political party can be religious which automatically rules out Salafi and Muslim Brotherhood parties; however, they are now in power.

Tantawi keeps former Mubarak Regime alive

Finally, in what seems to be a brutal act of revenge, Tantawi unleashed his henchmen against soccer fans in the Port Saidstadium as payback for protests against military aggression.

Voice of the Copts strongly condemns this latest attack and the false information issued by Tantawi’s military regime in response to it.

Tantawi and all other members of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces must be judged by the international community and come before the International Criminal Court.

Heading toward Civil War in Egypt

Out of the confusion of Egypt’s current events comes a clear signal that Egypt is heading toward civil war (induced by its own military) that could soon potentially cost millions of innocent lives.

02/6/12

Obama’s Unemployment Figures–Tools of Fraud?

By: Jeffrey Klein
Examiner.com

Prior to the Super Bowl yesterday afternoon, President Obama took the opportunity, afforded him yet again, to join Today Show anchorman, Matt Lauer, in what turned out to be a “powder-puff parlor chat”, masquerading as a “wide-ranging interview.”

Thanks in large part to Lauer’s avoidance of serious, probative follow up challenges, like most–this interview was rendered just another well scripted, prime time campaign soliloquy for Barack Obama.

It is beginning to appear as though ABC, NBC and CBS are all in a competition for presidential ‘most favored network’ status–with the president’s only real interrogator, FOXNews, not even invited to the party.

Fortunately, this type of “softball” interaction between Obama and the compliant main stream media, lends itself perfectly well to our “story” dissection and translation methodology. And, for these purposes, we shall use the U.K. Daily Mail article from yesterday, by Beth Stebner and Mark Duell, which showed no greater curiosity towards President Obama’s proclamations, as a transcript.

We shall just focus on the main point of the interview, the economic recovery–defined in terms of the miraculous decrease in the unemployment rate…

Lauer: brought up the President’s 2009 pre-Super Bowl interview, wherein Obama famously promised: ‘If I don’t have this done in three years, it’s [his presidency] going to be a one-term proposition.’

Obama: “I deserve a second term – but we’re not done.”

JK: As Obama is, by his words and deeds, a “socialist,” he is the antithesis of the founding principals of the United States, and would transform the U.S. into a European-style social welfare state…and we can see that would not be pleasant.

Obama: “When you [Lauer] and I sat down [in 2009], we were losing 750,000 jobs a month. Now we’re creating 250,000.”

JK: Actually it was only 243,000–against first time unemployment claims of 367,000 for the same week, so it is really a net job loss of 124,000 for the week.

Obama: “The unemployment rate fell to 8.3 percent in January, its’ lowest since February 2009.”

JK: This is because so many people have given up on looking for a job and are not “actively” looking; therefore, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) does not count them in the work force.

Their sense of futility is justified by the fact that the U.S. has about 5.6 million fewer jobs than it did when the recession began in late 2007, according to government figures reported in a FOXNews article last Friday.

There are still 12.8 million people out of work, plus 11 million who are under employed or who have stopped searching for jobs. When combined, nearly 24 million are considered “underemployed,” whose rate is still at 15.1 percent as of January.

According to Peter Morici, in his article today … “The most effective Obama jobs program has been to convince more Americans they don’t want a job—without that, the unemployment rate would still be at least 9.5 percent.”

There are a growing number of GOP lawmakers who believe that the decrease in the unemployment rate is all too suspicious, considering the number of people who have left the workforce is determined via monthly telephone surveys, not “actual hard data”–such as new unemployment claims where people walk in and sign up for it–from which a statistical estimate is made.

Conveniently, like clock work, moving into an election year, the monthly unemployment rate has decreased by exactly 20 basis points each month, beginning in October, since it was over 9.0 percent from May 2009 through September 2011, according to BLS figures.

Good luck…or Obama regime political “horseplay?”

Copyright (c) 2012 by Jeffrey Klein

02/6/12

Happy 101st Birthday President Reagan

Hat Tip: BB

Two Visions: Reagan vs. Obama

02/6/12

Rush Limbaugh – Fri, February 3rd, 2012 Morning Update

Hat Tip: BB

02/6/12

Exclusive: Breitbart Has Dinner With Bill Ayers

Hat Tip: BB

Breitbart.tv:

Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dorn auctioned off an evening for dinner in their home in Chicago and Tucker Carlson of “The Daily Caller” took advantage of the opportunity. For $2,500 Tucker and a few of his friends secured an evening with the radical couple. Tucker invited along Andrew Breitbart who called into Stephen K. Bannon’s “The Victory Sessions” and gave a play-by-play of the meal. Breitbart said that they had “no game plan” going in to the evening, and that strategy produced an unforgettable event that the Ayers won’t soon forget.

02/6/12

PELOSI ON UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS EXTENSION: I’D RATHER NOT PAY FOR IT

Hat Tip: BB

Breitbart.tv:

Nancy Pelosi the Democratic Leader of the House of Representatives while addressing the 2012 Communications Workers of America Legislative-Political Conference laid out her political funding views for Medicare, unemployment benefits and the payroll tax credit. Pelosi complained ‘I’d rather NOT do it paid for. I’m prepared to do it almost at any cost’ and then came up with a solution if she must be forced to actually pay for the legislation she backs ‘I think it should be very simple you want to pay for it – pay for it pay for it with a surcharge for the wealthiest people in our country that’s easy.’

02/6/12

DEM CONGRESSMAN: FOX NEWS ‘ENEMY,’ GOP ‘TERRIBLE PEOPLE’

Hat Tip: BB

Breitbart.tv:

Rep. Bennie Thompson used his appearance at the 2012 Communications Workers of America Legislative-Political Conference to show the sort of political rhetoric Democrats often accuse Republicans of, repeatedly calling their opponents “the enemy,” and urging the audience to flip on Fox News to “see what the enemy is doing.”

02/6/12

Slavoj Zizek – A New Kind of Communism

02/6/12

Now

Hat Tip: BB

02/6/12

Chevy Survives Armageddon