Hitler would have loved these sick, radical, leftist Judenrat bastards.Self-hating Jewish loons from Jewish Voice for Peace held a protest in Chicago against Israel. The protesters believe that Israel does not have a right to exist and that Israel needs to get the F**k out. But they love the people who want to wipe them off the face of the earth – Palestinians. Obama would approve.
Gateway Pundit H/T Joel M
Officials push for motorcycle helmet laws in all U.S. statesA member of the Hell's Angels attends Bike Week in 2006 in Laconia, N.H. Jim Cole/AP PhotoOnly 20 U.S. Girlie Man states require all motorcycle riders to wear helmets; three states have no laws. If you know this then you are the He-Man
Psagot is one of the nearest hilltop communities near Ramallah. So if you want to see what stark, evil, Zionist brutality looks like according to a State Department aide, brace yourself (click to enlarge if you want to subject yourself to its full barbarity):
By Gordon G. Chang -
The Group of 20 meeting in Seoul was a debacle in many respects. But it had a big winner: China.
This was the summit where the world was supposed to come together to unwind global imbalances. There are many of them at the moment, but the most important is China’s persistent trade surplus. This has led to the accumulation of foreign-exchange reserves of $2.65 trillion, a stash more than twice as large as any other country’s. The government in Beijing recycled its reserves into foreign markets, and this resulted in the excess liquidity that contributed to the global slump in 2008.
Chinese officials say they aren’t pursuing trade surpluses -- a point that Premier Wen Jiabao made in an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria in September -- yet the nation continues to beat expectations with its trade numbers. In October, the surplus widened 13 percent compared with a year earlier.
The surprisingly large surplus seemed to give impetus to U.S. efforts to get the Chinese to release their iron grip on the value of the yuan. An obviously undervalued currency is, to a large extent, contributing to the surpluses. Yet the G-20 ultimately shied away from adopting meaningful measures to get China to float the yuan.
China adopted many tactics to deflect criticism at the meeting in Seoul, but one of the more effective was a pledge -- another one of them -- to spur domestic consumption as a means of increasing imports. President Hu Jintao last week outlined specific steps to get China’s citizens into the shops. He said the central government, over the next five years, would try to raise the minimum wage, increase consumer credit, adjust income distribution, and develop infrastructure, among other things.
Hu’s list, though vague and lacking ambition, was a start. Yet Chinese leaders for at least a half decade have been promising to shift away from investment and exports and toward consumption, whose role in the economy has dropped from China’s historical average of about 60 percent to about 30 percent, one of the lowest rates in the world.
Statistics from the recent quarters show a similar decline. Closely watched urban consumption is increasing this year less than 1.5 percent in quarter-on-quarter terms, down from more than 2 percent in 2008 and 2009. So at a time when the economy is still expanding at a fast pace -- gross domestic product in the third quarter grew 9.6 percent -- consumption’s contribution to growth is stalling.
Analysts love to say that China is making the transition to a consumer-led economy. But such assertions aren’t consistent with the facts or common sense. The steps that the central government is taking to create trade surpluses -- such as holding down the value of its currency -- inevitably discourage consumption. The government’s stimulus program, which focuses on building infrastructure and industrial production, is also, by definition, anti-consumption.
The overriding reality is that consumption can’t become significant until Chinese officials, in fact and not just in words, abandon the current investment-led strategy. We need to recognize that low consumption is the inevitable result of China’s growth model, not merely a remediable feature of it, so consumption’s role won’t increase much until the government takes painful measures to change its approach.
What steps are needed? China will have to let the yuan float, permit banks to compete for deposits by offering market interest rates, allow labor to organize and demand higher wages, and provide a better safety net, especially in health care.
Model-changing is inherently risky, and Chinese leaders are especially risk-averse these days. Before a major transition, when the so-called Fourth Generation leaders are scheduled to give way to the Fifth at the end of 2012, China’s political system won’t be able to implement any radical plans.
The period of political paralysis won’t end when the Communist Party unveils China’s next supremo at the 18th Party Congress. It generally takes a new leader at least two years to consolidate his position. So the wrenching transition to a consumption-based economy is on hold until the middle of the decade. In the meantime, we can expect Chinese leaders to do all they can to maintain their control over the yuan’s value.
Will they be successful? In Seoul, Chinese officials managed to damp criticism of their distortive currency policies, so the pressure to liberalize is off for now.
After his 80-minute meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama last week, Hu said, in comments relayed by Foreign Ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu, the reform of his country’s currency required “a very sound external environment.”
We should realize that in the unusually benign post-Cold War period China didn’t undertake many of the changes that Hu has now promised to implement in the coming years. In those years, the external environment will be anything but sound, so we shouldn’t expect fundamental changes that he has eschewed in far less difficult circumstances.
As to regrets, Mr Bush has quite a few. He says he should have deployed troops earlier to restore order after Hurricane Katrina smote New Orleans. He was wrong to trust Vladimir Putin on the strength of looking into his eyes. He wonders whether he could have foreseen the financial crisis. Lulled by early success, he sent too few troops to Afghanistan. As for Iraq, it was a mistake to stand in front of the “Mission Accomplished” banner on board the Abraham Lincoln. It was a mistake to keep too few troops on the ground to ensure order after the fall of Baghdad. He is sorry he did not think harder before agreeing to disband the Iraqi army. And “no one was more shocked and angry” than he when no weapons of mass destruction showed up. “That was a massive blow to our credibility—my credibility—that would shake the confidence of the American people.”
Israel’s request to America to bomb a secret Syrian reactor (when Mr Bush said no, Israel did it alone)
WASHINGTON (AP) – In a blow to President Barack Obama, chances faded Tuesday for Senate approval of a major nuclear arms treaty with Russia this year, tripping up one of the administration’s top foreign policy goals.
Some of these people's ancesters might of been Jews and Hebrews. We know that about the Palestinians as well.Labels: ADL» Africa
ADL, AJC lashed out against a few honest rabbis who barred Bnei Brak residents from renting apartments to African illegals.
The ADL’s charge of racism is ludicrous. The rabbis did not ban apartment rental to Ethiopians, despite all reservations about their Jewishness. The issue is clearly and only African illegals which enter Israel in ever-increasing numbers despite Netanyahu’s promises to stop their infiltration.
The illegals are attracted to Jewish religious neighborhoods by low apartment prices and black market economy. We must laud the rabbis who have the guts to oppose the alien invasion.
Judaism is not genetic. Israel immigrates Jews. That is the point of a Jewish homeland. A better solution is to help these people in their own countries if their governments let Israel. If the governments are hostile then moving their population to Israel when they are not Jewish is not Israel's role.
How black do we want to be?
The African problem is not Israel’s. A billion Africans would be happy to move into Israel, and the government’s policy toward illegal immigrants invites them. About 9,000 Africans have crossed illegally into Israel, with more coming daily. The government announced it would deport them to Egypt, but failed to do so for fear of the Western media. The same media and human rights groups show little concern over the refugees’ treatment in African countries, but Jews are supposed to be nice and welcome the Africans.
Kibbutzim and human rights groups in Israel perpetuate the crime by employing and subsidizing illegal immigrants, who are criminals. Kibbutzim may stop such practice soon as the Africans, incited by leftist activists, demand the minimum wage even though Palestinian illegals work for a fraction of it.
Sensitive Jews send massive amounts of clothes, food, medicine, and even money to African illegals even though many Israeli Jews are in dire need of help. Helping fellow Jews is xenophobic and outdated; aiding African illegals is chic. Tel Aviv municipality is a chic municipality, and so it filled public bomb shelters with Africans instead of sending them back to the road. What if Jews need to use those shelters?
Any welfare program sends ripples of systemic distortion through society. American blacks who receive abundant welfare don’t want to work. Sub-Saharan Africans bred to unmanageable numbers on international welfare and now demand still more of it to survive. Jewish sympathy for the criminals who entered our country illegally produces a similarly far-reaching result: as the news of good treatment by stupid Jews spreads to Africa, more illegals stream into Israel. They are not refugees: even those from Darfur were already relatively safe in Egypt, and most Africans enter Israel illegally for plain economic reasons.
The burden they impose on Israel is disproportional. Though Israel harbors 200,000 migrant laborers, about half of them illegal, they at least have some skills; the Africans don’t. Unlike most other migrants, Africans come in families and breed quickly, imposing considerable costs on the impoverished Jewish health-care system. (Even if it were rich, why should we pay for them?)
The Africans are anything but loyal Jews. Many of them are Christians. They come from countries which lack diplomatic relations with Israel, and so they are indoctrinated with anti-Zionist propaganda. Their culture is as far from Jewish as one can imagine. Israel cannot assimilate Ethiopian “Jews,” and other Africans who don’t even pretend to be Jewish.
Israel is wrong to place the blame on Egypt. Sinai is huge, and Egyptian police there really cannot intercept all the migrants; regular shootings of migrants show that the Egyptians are trying to do their job. It is Israel’s job to guard its border with Egypt. There are many ways to do so. Bedouin can be employed for hunting the infiltrators. Mobile units of Border Police can search for the migrants and deport them on-the-spot, rather than delivering them to prisons or bus stops.
Those who are already in Israel can be deported to Egypt—or better still, to Gaza. The place is full of UNRWA refugee camps, so let them deal with the Africans. If Hamas deports them to Egypt, fine. If not, they are Hamas’ problem.
Israeli soldiers arrested nearly 35 African immigrants who managed to infiltrate into Israel through three border points in the center of Sinai and south of the Kerem Shalom (Karem Abu Salem) crossing.The Israeli Army sent an official notification to Egypt informing them that the arrested immigrants are from different African nationalities; 20 Ethiopians, 11 Eritreans and 4 Sudanese.
In related news, a Sudanese immigrant died of wounds sustained earlier while attempting to infiltrate into Israel; three other immigrants were wounded and were moved to an Egyptian hospital.
Furthermore, Egyptian security sources claimed uncovering nine tunnels along the border with Gaza. The tunnels were located in the Salah Ed Deen border area; no goods or persons were found in the tunnels.
Egypt uncovered at least 570 tunnels since the beginning of this year, additional 15 tunnels meant for smuggling cars were also located and destroyed.
“If you don’t want your kid playing with a pig toy, simply throw it in the bin. Other kids should not have to suffer.” Netmums’ founder Siobhan Freegard said: “Removing pigs from farm sets is like introducing ‘Baa Baa White Sheep’ and calling Christmas ‘The Winter Holiday.’ Please let common sense prevail.”
Alec Suttenwood, chairman of the Anti-Political Correctness group, said the ban was “ridiculous.” He added: “Pigs are kept on farms – it is a fact of life.”
ELC said: “The decision to remove the pig was taken in reaction to customer feedback in some parts of the world.”Stying put … Goosefeather Farm set with a pig in place
But after The Sun intervened ELC admitted it made a pig’s ear of the episode and said the porker will return.
A spokeswoman said: “We recognise that pigs are familiar farm animals – especially for our UK customers.
“We have taken the decision to reinstate the pig and to no longer sell the set in international markets where it might create an issue.”
Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Germans debating Muslim integration to stand up more for Christian values, saying Monday the country suffered not from “too much Islam” but “too little Christianity.” Addressing her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, she said she took the current public debate in Germany on Islam and immigration very seriously. As part of this debate, she said last month that multiculturalism there had utterly failed (...)
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claims the MultiCultural State has failed then it is because in her eyes Germany failed as Christians. What of the other faiths like Judaism or Buddhism? Did they fail as well in Germany... or maybe... just maybe the problem is not a lack of faith for Christians or anyone. The problem is you don't admit what is in the Quran
The Atlantic reports:
If you ever find yourself in downtown Tehran, it’s hard to miss the five-story-tall mural commemorating Khaled al-Islambouli, the man who assassinated Egyptian President Anwar Sadat in October 1981. The mural has long been a symbol of Iran’s deep disdain for Egypt’s secular rulers, particularly their peace with Israel and their alliance with the U.S. The mutual animosity has endured over the years, from Egyptian support for Iraq during the Iran-Iraq War to the 2009 arrest of 26 members of an Iran-backed Hizbullah cell in Egypt. In recent years, Cairo has also expressed its staunch opposition to Iran’s nuclear program, which Egypt and other Arab states view as a threat.
But Egypt-Iran relations are not as black-and-white as they may seem. Egypt is expanding its financial ties with Iran through a jointly owned financial institution: the Misr Iran Development Bank. MIDB was founded in 1975, four years before Iran’s Islamic revolution, and has somehow endured the tumult since. Today, the MIDB may have become a vehicle for Iran to circumvent economic sanctions with extensive help from Egypt, one of America’s closest allies in the region. It is a testament to how difficult it can be for the U.S. to enforce international sanctions, even among countries that appear to be natural allies in the effort to deter Iran.
Egypt controls 59.86 percent of MIDB, split evenly between the state-owned National Investment Bank and Misr Insurance Company, which is partially owned by the state. Iran’s 40.14 percent share in MIDB, worth about $80 million, is held by the Iran Foreign Investment Company. The IFIC is the investment arm of Iran’s Oil Stabilization Fund, a sovereign wealth vehicle that generates profits for the Iranian government, with investments in the Middle East, Africa, South America, and beyond.
Tehran created the stabilization fund in 1999 to help insulate it from the gyrations of the oil market. When oil was up, the regime threw money into the fund and invested it through the IFIC. When oil was down, Iran withdrew money from the IFIC’s investments to make up the shortfall. In the face of severe international sanctions, Iran has been withdrawing heavily of late. This August, when it became clear that the stabilization fund enabled the Iranians to resist international sanctions, the U.S. Treasury Department placed it on the Iranian Transactions Regulation (ITR) list, an administrative designation that made it unlawful for Americans to do business with the company because it is “wholly owned by the Government of Iran.”
The Iranian regime looks to exercise similarly direct influence in the MIDB. The bank’s website reveals that one of four members Tehran named to the board is “Dr. Davood Ebrahim Danesh Jafari.” More commonly known as Davud Danesh-Jafari, he was Iran’s minister of economy and finance affairs under Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad from 2005 to 2008.
The IFIC may now be positioning the Egyptian bank as a vehicle to circumvent international sanctions. In 2009, as the international community began to discuss ways to punish the Islamic Republic for its illicit nuclear program, the bank transferred $50 million to Iran, according to the government-controlled Tehran Times.
obviously business comes first with two Islamic Republic even if they are separate sects. Ali is a hero in both cultures. It is merely a question of who controls power for the global caliphate of the future
The first joint initiative to combat Jewish support for the English Defence League within the community has been launched.
The "Not in our name – Jews against the EDL" campaign is backed by more than a dozen organisations, including the Board of Deputies, Community Security Trust, the Israeli Embassy, and Jews for Justice for Palestinians. More than 500 people have already pledged their support.
The initiative of the Union of Jewish Students, the campaign is a response to the creation of a "Jewish division" by the extreme right-wing anti-Islamic-fundamentalist group earlier this year, and the EDL's pro-Israel protest outside the Israeli Embassy last month, which was supported by American rabbi Nachum Shifren.
The "Not in our name" group's founding pledge states: "The Jewish community has always been at the forefront of anti-fascism. From Cable Street to defeating the BNP at the ballot box, we have been unafraid to speak out against those who seek to spread fear and hatred in our communities.
"Now our community faces a new threat. The EDL claims to be our allies in the fight against extremism. In reality, they are violent racists with BNP members and Nazi sympathisers among their ranks. It is time for the Jewish community to come together as one to expose the EDL as the racist thugs they are."
UJS campaigns director Carly McKenzie said: "We felt this was a prime opportunity to bring the whole community together with one loud voice."
Edie Friedman, director of the Jewish Council for Racial Equality, which is backing the initiative, said: "It's terribly important for different sections of the community, as well as individuals, to stand up and say categorically, 'not in our name'. It's unbelievable that such an organisation can appropriate Jewish support."
Karen Pollock, chief executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, said: "At the HET we educate about the dangers of racism and discrimination and it is vital that we stand up against groups such as the EDL who preach hatred and division in our communities."
Jewish Chronicle, 11 November 2010
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