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Pictures speak for themselves

by 1389AD ( 71 Comments › )
Filed under Afghanistan, Egypt, Europe, Iran, Open thread, Sharia (Islamic Law) at November 12th, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Iran 1970
Iran 1970

Iran 2012
Iran 2012

University of Cairo 1959
University of Cairo 1959

University of Cairo 2004
University of Cairo 2004

Amsterdam Dappermarkt 1980
Amsterdam Dappermarkt 1980

Amsterdam Dappermarkt 2011
Amsterdam Dappermarkt 2011

Afghanistan 1967-2011


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  1. quiet man
    1 | November 12, 2012 12:04 pm

    Yes, womens rights are heading in the proper direction. Next the wrong headed Spinx and those pesky pyramids will the Islamic fashion make over.


  2. RIX
    2 | November 12, 2012 12:05 pm

    These pictures say it all. The Islamic world has
    plunged into darkness & cruelty.
    Ignorance & rage rule.


  3. 3 | November 12, 2012 12:16 pm

    RIX wrote:

    These pictures say it all. The Islamic world has
    plunged into darkness & cruelty.
    Ignorance & rage rule.

    And the US government under Islamophilic US presidents and an Islamophilic US State Department helped it to happen.


  4. song_and_dance_man
    4 | November 12, 2012 12:47 pm

    Tis the goal for any country Islam can control


  5. heysoos
    5 | November 12, 2012 12:50 pm

    1389AD wrote:

    RIX wrote:
    These pictures say it all. The Islamic world has
    plunged into darkness & cruelty.
    Ignorance & rage rule.

    And the US government under Islamophilic US presidents and an Islamophilic US State Department helped it to happen.

    are you saying that before 250yrs ago, Islam was not dark, cruel, ignorant and full of rage?


  6. heysoos
    6 | November 12, 2012 12:51 pm

    @ heysoos:
    I think I misunderstood


  7. RIX
    7 | November 12, 2012 12:55 pm

    @ 1389AD:

    And the US government under Islamophilic US presidents and an Islamophilic US State Department helped it to happen.

    And we bring muslims here , where they have no intention
    of blending.
    The Somalis in the Twin Cities are a good case in point.


  8. 8 | November 12, 2012 12:56 pm

    But, but Republicans are waging a War on Women!

    [/]

    In all seriousness, we see the depth of the so-called Women’s Movement (they are nothing but a mask for Totalitarian Socialism) here. Protests that the Catholic Church doesn’t want to pay for abortion, but nary a word against the Islamophillic path of the Obama Administration. Their priorities are stounding. It is depressing that over half of the women in this country fell for that deception. More prof that a nasty campaign works. I hope the Republicans are paying attention. Yeah, more outreach to the Hispanic community couldn’t hurt, but we should start by pointing out that the Obama Administration is the most anti-Catholic Administration in US History. Any pretense of gloves should come off. We need to get doewn in the mud and knife the fuckers. Politics is War. The Democrats get this. The Republicans do not, and that more than anything is why they lose.


  9. 9 | November 12, 2012 12:58 pm

    RIX wrote:

    The Somalis in the Twin Cities are a good case in point.

    We have a Somoli colony in the middle part of our state. They haven’t been welcomed by the locals. Some people understand that Islam is an imperial ideology bent on conquering us. The Obama Administration understands that as well. That is why they are importing Muslims as quickly as they can. Obama and crew want us conquered. That is another reason for the out-of-control spending. They want us too bankrupt to be able to defend ourselves.


  10. RIX
    10 | November 12, 2012 1:01 pm

    @ Iron Fist:
    Somalis attending Mosques in the Twin Cities continually
    leave to join the Jihad in places like Afghanistan.


  11. RIX
    11 | November 12, 2012 1:03 pm

    See you later.


  12. 12 | November 12, 2012 1:48 pm

    Wow! I knew Cornel West was delusional, but check this out:

    During an interview last week with Democracy Now, author and activist Cornel West offered harsh criticism of President Barack Obama, calling him a “Rockefeller Republican in blackface” and not someone who is actually looking out for the best interests of the impoverished. The prominent social critic also lashed out at black MSNBC personalities, accusing them of “selling their souls” in support of a president who has been anything but progressive.

    “I think that it’s morally obscene and spiritually profane to spend $6 billion on an election, $2 billion on a presidential election, and not have any serious discussion,” West lamented to host Amy Goodman. “Poverty, trade unions being pushed against the wall dealing with stagnating and declining wages when profits are still up and the 1 percent are doing very well, no talk about drones dropping bombs on innocent people,” he continued.

    He explained that the election season saw a “truncated” version of political discourse with climate change being overlooked.

    West then took a stab at the president: “It’s very sad. I mean, I’m glad there was not a right-wing takeover, but we end up with a Republican, a Rockefeller Republican in blackface, with Barack Obama, so that our struggle with regard to poverty intensifies,” he said.

    Gotthat? obama is really a Republican! Why am I so despondent, then? This guy is a nut on a soapbox, but he carries a pretty big megaphone. There are a lot of people that still take him seriously. I do not know why.


  13. Purre
    13 | November 12, 2012 1:51 pm

    Cornel West has to be really far left to think that way.


  14. 14 | November 12, 2012 1:52 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    And read the comments. These people are really scary. They make the Outsider seem reasonable


  15. 15 | November 12, 2012 1:53 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    Obama a Republican? :lol:

    This is too funny!


  16. 16 | November 12, 2012 1:55 pm

    @ Purre:

    In Cornel West’s Ideal America, the blacks would own white slaves in “common”, as everything would be owned in common. He is a racist and a comitted Leftist in the anrchosyndicalist tradition. I can’t think of a viler man in American politics. He makes Sharpton look “reasonable”.


  17. 17 | November 12, 2012 2:01 pm

    Cornel West thinks Obama is a Progressive rather than an anti-colonialist, third world liberationist, America hater.


  18. theoutsider
    18 | November 12, 2012 2:07 pm

    Akin/Mourdock. 2016. Not the same players, but the same message.


  19. 19 | November 12, 2012 2:12 pm

    theoutsider wrote:

    Akin/Mourdock. 2016. Not the same players, but the same message.

    The sad part is that some people would love that ticket.


  20. Purre
    20 | November 12, 2012 2:12 pm

    Outsider. Drugs are bad for you.


  21. 21 | November 12, 2012 2:13 pm

    Kirly wrote:

    Cornel West thinks Obama is a Progressive rather than an anti-colonialist, third world liberationist, America hater.

    Obama is not far left enough for his tastes.


  22. 22 | November 12, 2012 2:15 pm

    @ Kirly:

    Because Cornel West wants the anti-colonialist, third world liberationist, America hater. Obama hasn’t done enough to break America for him, apparently.


  23. song_and_dance_man
    23 | November 12, 2012 2:15 pm

    @ theoutsider:
    You are stupider than that idiot named Foster


  24. lobo91
    24 | November 12, 2012 2:16 pm

    @ heysoos:

    are you saying that before 250yrs ago, Islam was not dark, cruel, ignorant and full of rage?

    It always has been and always will be.

    Until we empowered it by transferring massive amounts of wealth in exchange for oil, however, it really didn’t matter much to the rest of us.

    I look forward to the day when that condition returns.


  25. lobo91
    25 | November 12, 2012 2:17 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    Kirly wrote:

    Cornel West thinks Obama is a Progressive rather than an anti-colonialist, third world liberationist, America hater.

    Obama is not far left enough for his tastes.

    Hugo Chavez isn’t far enough left for his tastes.


  26. 26 | November 12, 2012 2:17 pm

    @ theoutsider:

    I’ll ask you again, exactly what do you think will happen when America’s National Debt hits 150% GDP? That’ll be about 2016, BTW. Do you think a magical economics fairy will come sprinkle magic dust on it an make it all better? What do you think will happen to the economy when the Chinese won’t lend us money a effectively 0% interest? Some answers would be nice.


  27. lobo91
    27 | November 12, 2012 2:19 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    Some answers would be nice.

    The talking points fairy hasn’t given him any. It’s apparently stuck on nonsense about Senate races.


  28. CynicalConservative
    28 | November 12, 2012 2:21 pm

    @ theoutsider:
    I sincerely hope you get everything you voted for.

    /galt


  29. Daffy Duck
    29 | November 12, 2012 2:21 pm

    @ lobo91:

    If we invested more in green energy technologies, we could kiss the oil ticks goodbye!

    / oh, wait…


  30. Tanker
    30 | November 12, 2012 2:22 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    @ theoutsider:
    I’ll ask you again, exactly what do you think will happen when America’s National Debt hits 150% GDP? That’ll be about 2016, BTW. Do you think a magical economics fairy will come sprinkle magic dust on it an make it all better? What do you think will happen to the economy when the Chinese won’t lend us money a effectively 0% interest? Some answers would be nice.

    One thing all supporters of Obama have in common. They have no answers to the real problems heading our way! Cliches and talking points fed to them is all they have!


  31. 31 | November 12, 2012 2:24 pm

    @ lobo91:
    @ Tanker:

    Yeah, he must have skipped “thinking for yourself” at Indoctrination U. What am I saying? They don’t teach “Thinking for Yourself” at Indocrtination U! 8O


  32. lobo91
    32 | November 12, 2012 2:26 pm

    Daffy Duck wrote:

    @ lobo91:

    If we invested more in green energy technologies, we could kiss the oil ticks goodbye!

    / oh, wait…

    If we actually made use of our own resources, we could go a long way toward doing so.

    But that’s crazy talk…


  33. 33 | November 12, 2012 2:27 pm

    @ lobo91:

    Hugo Chavez is too Conservative for West.


  34. lobo91
    34 | November 12, 2012 2:27 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    @ lobo91:
    @ Tanker:

    Yeah, he must have skipped “thinking for yourself” at Indoctrination U. What am I saying? They don’t teach “Thinking for Yourself” at Indocrtination U!

    How could they teach that? Most of the professors never learned it themselves.


  35. 35 | November 12, 2012 2:27 pm

    @ Tanker:

    He’s awaiting talking points.


  36. 36 | November 12, 2012 2:28 pm

    @ Rodan:

    Hugo Chavez is a Rockefeller Republican!!!!11ty!!

    8O


  37. 37 | November 12, 2012 2:30 pm

    @ Rodan:

    The Democrat talking points for what to do in 2016 when we hit 150% GDP in debt will never cme. The Democrats sincerely believe that if they just ignore the problem, it will eat them last.


  38. lobo91
    38 | November 12, 2012 2:31 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    @ Rodan:

    The Democrat talking points for what to do in 2016 when we hit 150% GDP in debt will never cme. The Democrats sincerely believe that if they just ignore the problem, it will eat them last.

    And if all else fails, blame Bush.


  39. Daffy Duck
    39 | November 12, 2012 2:36 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    If we actually made use of our own resources, we could go a long way toward doing so.

    But that’s crazy talk…

    We’re saved!

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/13/business/energy-environment/report-sees-us-as-top-oil-producer-in-5-years.html


  40. Tanker
    40 | November 12, 2012 2:37 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Tanker:
    He’s awaiting talking points.

    Or just retreating back into his sewer for extra energy!


  41. 41 | November 12, 2012 2:37 pm

    @ lobo91:

    Hey blaming Bush works!


  42. 42 | November 12, 2012 2:38 pm

    @ Daffy Duck:

    That’ll never happen under Obama. In fact, the Obama Administration just put more tha a million acres off-limits for fracing. But it is OK! He spent billions to help Brazil to get their petroleum industry running…


  43. lobo91
    43 | November 12, 2012 2:40 pm

    @ Daffy Duck:

    Of course, those projections assume that our government allows it to happen, which is highly unlikely.

    While production on private land increases, it’s steadily declining on public lands as the government restricts permits.


  44. lobo91
    44 | November 12, 2012 2:45 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    @ Daffy Duck:

    That’ll never happen under Obama. In fact, the Obama Administration just put more tha a million acres off-limits for fracing. But it is OK! He spent billions to help Brazil to get their petroleum industry running…

    I particularly like the argument against building the Keystone pipeline, which is that it would let all that icky oil come into the US at lower prices to be burned.

    Apparently, those geniuses think that without the pipeline, the Canadians will just leave the oil in the ground.

    What’s actually going to happen is it will be sent to China for them to burn. Given the lack of efficiency and pollution standards they have, the resulting emissions will be far higher than they would be from our use of the same oil.

    That fact alone proves that the environmentalists really don’t care about anything but destroying our economy.


  45. 45 | November 12, 2012 2:45 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    They will run their next messiah, Deval Patrick!


  46. Daffy Duck
    46 | November 12, 2012 2:46 pm

    @ Iron Fist:
    @ lobo91:

    Oh, I know all that. I thought the article was “hilarious” -- total double-speak. The country is in the toilet, but according to these idiots, in 5 or 10 years, everything will be peachy.


  47. Daffy Duck
    47 | November 12, 2012 2:48 pm

    @ lobo91:

    Exactly, and the last 3 paragraphs speak directly to that global warming charade.


  48. lobo91
    48 | November 12, 2012 2:51 pm

    @ Daffy Duck:

    Another factor in those calculations is reduction in domestic energy demand.

    Some of it’s the result of increased efficiency, but a larger part is probably due to the fact that people simply can’t afford to pay for it. Obama actually took credit for the reduction in imported oil. I suppose it’s true that he’s responsible, but not for the reason he implied.

    Broke people don’t buy much.


  49. 49 | November 12, 2012 2:54 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    That fact alone proves that the environmentalists really don’t care about anything but destroying our economy.

    That’s all the Green Hoax has ever been about. Look at the Kyoto Accord. When the United States declined to comitt economic suicide, it broke apart. Even Japan didn’t implement it. All it ever was was a stealth attack on the American Economy. If we hadn’t been dumbed down by four decades of unionized teachers, we’d laugh at that BS. As is, a good percentage of the electorate believes it, with the fervant ernestness that a child believes in Santa Clause.


  50. 50 | November 12, 2012 2:55 pm

    Even more telling would be a graph showing economic trends. Egypt just last year compared to this year for example. The famines will be starting soon, soon being the next 5 to ten years for many Islamist countries like Turkey and Libya, but maybe months for Egypt, and Iran. As the Mullahs gain control of oil companies their production begins to drop, Egypt doesn’t even have much oil, and they produce little else. Tough times ahead for Mullah led countries.


  51. 51 | November 12, 2012 2:55 pm

    @ Tanker:

    But don’t forget — he CARES about them. Romney didn’t CARE about them like Obama did.

    You know who’s supposed to care about you? Your effing FAMILY. Not the government. Once again, you have idiots who voted for Obama because they believed that garbage that evil Mitt Romney would take away their birth control. Yeah right. Nixon/Ford/Reagan/Bush 41/Bush 43 didn’t take it away, or try to criminalize abortion again, but that evil Mitt Romney would. Meanwhile it’s going to come as a real shock when you babes have no JOBS and no HEALTH CARE that Obama doesn’t give a crap about you anymore -- he got your lame-ass vote because you’re too damn stupid to vote for someone who had real world experience in fixing economic disasters.


  52. Daffy Duck
    52 | November 12, 2012 2:56 pm

    @ lobo91:

    The left seems hell-bent in bringing about a dystopic world. I do not understand their fascination with such a world, but it got me thinking of some sort of “Mad Max” future where jobs for the 47% would be pushing a turnstile all day to generate power for their betters. And then I see, it’s already in the works:

    http://www.greenoptimistic.com/2010/09/10/green-pass-turnstile/


  53. 53 | November 12, 2012 2:58 pm

    @ Rodan:

    Well, this should be interesting. I think we’ll be so over Black Presidents by then, they may want to rethink it. Besides, hasn’t Patrick made a complete and utter bankrupt debacle out of Messachusetts after Romney left it in pretty good fiscal shape?


  54. 54 | November 12, 2012 2:58 pm

    @ Rodan:

    Yeah, we need to be preparing for that. We need to run the nastiest campaign in history against them. Call them out for the traitors that they are. Like I do the Outsider, simply ask them repeatedly what their answer is to when America hits 150% GDP in debt. We’ll be getting there about 2016, so they’d better have an answer. “Borrow more money from the Chinese” isn’t acceptable. After all, the Chinese will call in their loans sometime. All they are doing is (quite reasonably, from their perspective) buyin gthe results of the next big war in the Pacific. After our economy collapses, they’ll be able to do what they want without interference from anyone. No one on th eplanet will have the Navy to challenge them.


  55. Daffy Duck
    55 | November 12, 2012 2:59 pm

    @ Carolina Girl:

    But remember, for Democrats and Democrat voters, results don’t matter, only intentions.


  56. 56 | November 12, 2012 3:00 pm

    Carolina Girl wrote:

    hasn’t Patrick made a complete and utter bankrupt debacle out of Messachusetts

    From the Democrat’s point of view, what could be better training for a President?


  57. 57 | November 12, 2012 3:01 pm

    @ Carolina Girl:

    As we have seen, records do not matter. The Dems’s heads are gassed. They think Deval Patrick will pull it out for them.


  58. lobo91
    58 | November 12, 2012 3:02 pm

    @ Rancher:

    I have a student tomorrow who recently returned from Egypt, where he spent several years.

    I’m sure he’ll have some interesting insights.


  59. 59 | November 12, 2012 3:02 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    Use Alinsky tactics.


  60. 60 | November 12, 2012 3:02 pm

    New Thread.


  61. Guggi
    61 | November 12, 2012 3:03 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    You know only the uneducated Republicans don’t believe what they are told by all these ivory tower scientists who brought in this mess with their sophisticated derivates and financial manipulations. A good leftwinger admires them and believes everything they tell her/him like a brainwashed dolt.


  62. lobo91
    62 | November 12, 2012 3:04 pm

    Carolina Girl wrote:

    @ Rodan:

    Well, this should be interesting. I think we’ll be so over Black Presidents by then, they may want to rethink it. Besides, hasn’t Patrick made a complete and utter bankrupt debacle out of Messachusetts after Romney left it in pretty good fiscal shape?

    It’s Bush’s fault.


  63. 63 | November 12, 2012 3:05 pm

    @ Guggi:

    My mistake. That’s what I get for taking formal logic courses and Reasoning and Critical Thinking. I’d have been much better served by a mandatory class in geneder diversity…


  64. lobo91
    64 | November 12, 2012 3:08 pm

    Andrew Napolitano is yapping about the Petraeus affair.

    He apparently doesn’t understand how government email accounts work. When you log onto the system, there’s a message that says that you have no expectation of privacy, and that your messages can be monitored by government officials without a warrant.


  65. 65 | November 12, 2012 3:11 pm

    @ lobo91:

    In fact, private employers tell you the same thing. You have no expectation of privacy when using firm email. I just worked on a research paper on the discoverability of emails -- perhaps I should send Hizzoner a copy.


  66. Mars
    66 | November 12, 2012 3:14 pm

    http://patriotupdate.com/free-pdf-of-rules-for-conservative-radicals

    Not sure how good the info is, but it might be worth checking out.


  67. lobo91
    67 | November 12, 2012 3:14 pm

    @ Carolina Girl:

    Maybe you should.


  68. lobo91
    68 | November 12, 2012 3:17 pm

    @ Carolina Girl:

    Here’s the login message on the Army’s email system:

    YOU ARE ACCESSING A U.S. GOVERNMENT (USG) INFORMATION SYSTEM (IS) THAT IS PROVIDED FOR USG-AUTHORIZED USE ONLY.

    By using this IS (which includes any device attached to this IS), you consent to the following conditions:

    The USG routinely intercepts and monitors communications on this IS for purposes including, but not limited to, penetration testing, COMSEC monitoring, network operations and defense, personnel misconduct (PM), law enforcement (LE), and counterintelligence (CI) investigations.

    At any time, the USG may inspect and seize data stored on this IS.

    Communications using, or data stored on, this IS are not private, are subject to routine monitoring, interception, and search, and may be disclosed or used for any USG-authorized purpose.

    This IS includes security measures (e.g., authentication and access controls) to protect USG interests--not for your personal benefit or privacy.

    Notwithstanding the above, using this IS does not constitute consent to PM, LE or CI investigative searching or monitoring of the content of privileged communications, or work product, related to personal representation or services by attorneys, psychotherapists, or clergy, and their assistants. Such communications and work product are private and confidential. See User Agreement for details.

    Emphasis added


  69. 69 | November 12, 2012 4:03 pm

    @ lobo91:
    I heard it was his personal gmail so not the army system.


  70. lobo91
    70 | November 12, 2012 4:06 pm

    Kirly wrote:

    @ lobo91:
    I heard it was his personal gmail so not the army system.

    If so, then yes, that would require a warrant.

    Or at least it did when we operated under the US Constitution. Who knows, these days.


  71. 71 | November 12, 2012 4:49 pm

    @ lobo91:
    Not if the recipient, the woman who reported receiving threatening emails, shared her copies willingly.


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