The Palestinian News Agency Ma’an interviewed a woman in Gaza whose son was killed over the weekend in an Israeli airstrike aimed at terrorists launching rockets at Israeli towns. Her son Ahmad al-Sheikh Khalil was an Islamic Jihad military leader. Previously, four of her sons, also Islamic Jihad activists, were killed in Israeli anti-terrorism operations.
His mother, Fatima, expressed hope that her fifth son had not died in vain.
“We will, God willing, triumph in the end even if we have to sacrifice our lives, because we are the owners of this land, and the (Israeli) occupiers are the aliens.”
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flocking to nearby health clinics for STD and HIV testing after getting their freak on in ’60s-style hookups with crusty strangers, sources told The Post yesterday.
“Last week was free love,” said a medical professional at a clinic located a short walk from Zuccotti Park, referring to the number of people who organizers have referred for sexually transmitted disease testing.
A volunteer at the park admitted concern among protesters about STDs.
“We give directions to clinics if people ask for information regarding STDs,” said the volunteer, who identified himself only as “Captain” and added that pregnancy tests are also a hot item.
“Like anything else, it happens. People ask, and we do the best we can for them.”
Volunteers at the medical tent hand out cash, usually $15 or $20, so the randy radicals can visit clinics that cater to a low-income clientele, the source said.
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The re-emerging trend out of Democrats is to blame our current economic situation on the last decade. In other words: blame Bush.
On his recent “jobs” tour, Obama told a crowd in Virginia, “These are problems that built up over a decade or more; they won’t be solved overnight.” Are the “problems” Obama is referring to government and its inability to regulate Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac or Wall Street and the evil rich? I think we know what Obama considers the “problem.” So if he can’t even recognize what went wrong, how is Obama doing on the solution side of things? It turns out that people are doing worse under Obama’s “recovery” than they did turning the recession … is that a problem he can also blame on the last decade?
According to a Sentier report using Census data, the median American household income has actually fallen during the “recovery.” “Real income fell by 3.2 percent during [the recession]. And during the recovery it went down by 6.7 percent.” So “income [has] declined twice as much in the recovery as in the recession itself.”
Harry Reid is also on the “blame Bush” bandwagon. Either Harry Reid is a liar or he is severely misinformed. He got up and made a speech on the floor of the Senate where he stated: “During the Bush years we lost 8.6 million jobs. We’ve only gotten a little over two million of those back.” This is simply false. So here is the truth for Harry Reid and other Democrats who want to make this claim that we lost over 8 million jobs under George Bush:
During Bush’s eight years in office — January 2001 to January 2009 — the nation actually gained a net 1.09 million jobs. (Because there were gains in government jobs, the private sector actually lost 653,000 jobs – most after the recession struck — during that period.)
From the economy’s peak to its low point, the nation lost 8.75 million jobs. Here’s the problem: The peak for jobs came in January 2008, while the low point for jobs came in February 2010. January 2008? Wasn’t that when Dear Ruler was crowned?
This means the starting point for Reid’s measure came seven years into Bush’s eight-year tenure, and the low point occurred about a year into Barack Obama’s tenure.
In other words, Reid had a point in saying that there was a “loss of eight million jobs” — but it didn’t come “during the Bush eight years.” The loss of eight million jobs occurred during a roughly two-year period shared more or less equally between Bush and Obama.
But that’s not all from Harry Reid. He’s far from through. On the Senate floor, Reid refers to the “lucky few” as he quotes the CBO statistics that every liberal in this country has glommed onto as gospel. They claim the top 1% have seen their wealth increase 275% over the last three decades. The problem, as I’ve already explained on the show, is that this statistics is false. We are not talking about the last three decades. The CBO cherry-picked certain years to fit into its study. The years included in the CBO study were 1979 to 2007. I’m no math whiz, but that means we are missing what happened in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 … years that happened to see drastic declines in the wealth of these evil 1%ers. Why? Because their wealth is tied to the economic prosperity of our nation. According to the Tax Foundation: The share of total income attributable to the top 1% peaked in 2007 at 22.8% and declined precipitously to 16.9% by 2009. Yet, in 2009, the share of total income taxes paid by the top 1% was 36.7%, which higher than in any year prior to 2000, and double what it was in 1980. In fact, there has been a 39% decline in the number of American millionaires since 2007.
But don’t dare present Libtards like Harry Reid with these facts. They don’t particularly like facts that don’t fit into their class warfare agenda. In his speech on the floor of the Senate, Reid was pushing for a .07% surtax on millionaires to fund some part of the jobs bill. Which part? I’m not sure. Initially they wanted a 5.6% surtax. Now it’s apparently down to .07% in order to pay for part of a jobs bill. You need to know, though, that there will be further little mini-tax increases on the evil rich as Obama’s entire tax increase bill (that he calls a jobs bill) is introduced piece-by-piece. Here’s how Reid justifies the tax ..
“That’s not to say that they don’t deserve their prosperity. No doubt many of them have worked incredibly hard to achieve such great success.
“But their tremendous fortune – including their tremendous fortunes – means they can afford to contribute a teeny, tiny fraction more to shore up the economic future of this great nation.
“As John D. Rockefeller, Jr. said, “Every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty.”
Teeny, tiny fraction by teeny, tiny fraction, liberals will chip away at the wealth of those who earned it in order to redistribute it to the dumb masses. Little do these dumb masses know that the more wealth that is distributed, the less prosperous our nation will be. Don’t believe me. Believe someone who is far smarter: Thomas Sowell. But that apparently doesn’t matter to the progs. They would rather everyone have an equal amount of stuff that see others have more than them.
The owner of a normally bustling downtown Manhattan cafe claims that 21 of his employees lost their jobs last week and that it is a direct result of the Occupy Wall Street protests.
Marc Epstein, owner of the Milk Street Cafe at 40 Wall St., said he was forced to lay off the members of his staff last Friday after suffering a 30 percent dip in sales in the six weeks since the protests started. He also stated that he could lose his entire business in less than a month. To make matters worse, Milk Street just opened in June 2011.
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These individuals and groups are truly the Marxists behind the curtain pulling the strings for Occupy Wall Street.
* ACCE (Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment)
* Adriel Nation (wiredtoshare.com)
* Al Gore
* ALIGN (Alliance for a Greater New York)
* Alliance for a Just Society
* Alliance for Global Justice
* Al Sharpton
* American Nazi Party
* Ayatollah Khamenei, Supreme Leader of Iran
* Barack Obama
* Barney Frank
* Ben and Jerry’s
* Bernie Sanders
* Black Panthers (original)
* Blue America
* Citizen Action of New York
* Code Pink
* Colorado Progressive Coalition
* Communist Party of China
* Communist Party USA
* Congressman John Lewis
* Cornell West
* David Duke
* Debbie Wasserman Schultz
* Deepak Chopra
* Down with Tyranny
* Dylan Ratigan
* Elizabeth Warren
* Frances Fox Piven
* Freedom Road Socialist Organization
* George Soros
* Greater Boston Labor Council
* Hugo Chavez
* ICAN (Idaho Community Action Nettwork)
* Industrial Workers of the World
* International Bolshevik Tendency
* International Painters and Allied Trades
* International Socialist Organization
* Jesse Jackson
* Jimmy Hoffa, Jr.
* Jobs with Justice
* Joe Biden
* Kanye West
* Laborers’ International Union of America
* Little Green Footballs
* Louis Farrakhan, Nation of Islam
* Lupe Fiasco
* Mark Ruffalo
* Marxist Student Union
* Michael Moore
* Move to Amend
* Nancy Pelosi
* National Lawyer’s Guild
* National Nurses United
* New York State United Teachers
* New York Transit
* Noam Chomsky
* NYC Communities for Change
* Oregon Action
* Party for Socialism and Liberation
* Peoples World
* Peter Joseph, founder of the “Zeitgeist movement”
* Pete Seeger
* PLAN (Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada)
* PressTV (Iranian government outlet)
* Rainforest Action Network
* Rebuild the Dream
* Revolutionary Communist Party
* Revolutionary Guards of Iran
* Roseanne Barr
* Russel Simmons
* Russia Today
* Seattle Central Community College
* Socialist Party USA
* South Florida Jobs for Justice
* Strong Economy for All
* Student Labor Action Project
* Susan Sarandon
* Tavis Smiley
* The Government of North Korea
* The Main Street Alliance
* The New Bottom Line
* The Other 98%
* Tim Robbins
* United Teachers of Los Angeles
* USA Job Party WPA 21 Century
* US Border Guard
* OUR (Organization United for Reform) aka ACORN
* Van Jones
* Venice for Change (venice4change.com)
* Vocal New York
* Washington CAN
* Washington Community Action Network
* White Revolution
* Workers World
* Working Families Party
* Yoko Ono
* Young Communist League
Life is short. This is a lesson many of us often hear, but so few retain. It‘s easy to get caught up in life’s chaos and messiness, but Master Cpl. Byron Greff‘s story is a reminder that it’s important to cherish the people in our lives who matter most.