Fire officials’ worries about mosque must be ignored, atty says

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Fire officials’ worries about mosque must be ignored, atty says

Township lawyer: Fire officials’ traffic worries must be ignored

Feb. 6, 2014   |  


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Sergio Bichao | @sbichao


BERNARDS [NJ] – A nearly three-year effort by a Somerset County Muslim group to build a mosque in the historic Liberty Corner [in your eye, infidel!] neighborhood of this township will continue well into the spring as the township Planning Board continues to hear testimony on the application.

The proposal by the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge, which purchased the 4.3-acre property at 124 Church St. in late 2011 for $750,000, is one of two mosques proposed in Somerset County. The other, a plan by the AlFalah Center to convert the former Redwood Inn in Bridgewater into a house of worship [what a lonnnng stretch of reality that is], is being heard by that township’s planning board after a federal judge in September ordered a new hearing. The proposal is [the] subject of a federal civil rights lawsuit filed after Bridgewater in 2011 changed a zoning ordinance affecting the application.

As in Bridgewater, the proposed Bernards mosque also is facing community opposition.

Opponents faced a setback Tuesday when the Planning Board’s attorney urged the panel to reject fire officials’ concerns about traffic safety that the house of worship would create.

In memos last week to the Planning Board, Township Fire Official Janet Lake and volunteer Liberty Corner Fire Chief Peter Aprahamian said they feared that the additional traffic caused by the mosque, including “stacking” of vehicles caused by mosque visitors waiting to turn left into the property, could hinder the fire company’s ability to respond to emergencies.

To audible groans from opponents of the mosque, Planning Board attorney Jonathan Drill urged the board not to consider the fire officials’ concerns [well, of course, fire departments have historically just been pesky community pains in the neck, right? Not nearly as important to the public as mosques! Has Drill been bought or has he reverted to Islam?] because they dealt with off-site traffic problems. Citing case law spanning more than 40 years, Drill said such an issue only can be considered by the Zoning Board. Because a house of worship is considered a permitted use in this neighborhood, the Planning Board cannot delve into neighborhood traffic problems. [And of course no mosque leadership would think to go where it wouldn’t cause a problem.]

“It’s illegal; you can’t do it,” Drill repeated, after testy exchanges between him, and mosque attorney Robert Raymar, and Bernards Township Citizens for Responsible Development attorney Robert Simon.

The proposed mosque would have a maximum occupancy of 142 people and 107 parking spaces. The board scheduled hearings on the matter for 7:30 p.m., March 4 and April 24, when Simon is expected to present opponents’ case. [One assumes he’ll have the Zoning Board in hand.]

Dr. Ben Carson, Family, Friends Targets of Obama’s IRS Gestapo

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Former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Benjamin Carson, in a videotaped interview with Newsmax brought to light the endless harassment and intimidation of Carson, his family, friends and associates by the Internal Revenue Service in retaliation for taking on Barack Obama’s policies as keynote speaker at last year’s National Prayer Breakfast.


“… Carson said audits and other harassment began in May or June of 2013 and gradually expanded to include family members, associates, and his charitable endeavors.
‘I’ve been quite I would say astonished at the level of hostility that I have encountered,’ Carson said in an exclusive interview with host John Bachman on “America’s Forum” on Newsmax TV….

‘…They’ve come after my children in terms of their employment and things like this.…”

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This is what a dictatorship looks like.

The never-ending attacks by Obama’s IRS Gestapo are a…

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Obama is becoming public enemy number one


America has arrived at a point at which it has never been in its 226 years of existence since the Constitution became effective in 1788. It has a President for whom that Constitution is routinely ignored in his quest to “fundamentally transform” America into a nation it has never been despite the slide into progressive policies that began early in the last century.

His namesake legacy legislation, Obamacare, is wreaking havoc on the lives of millions of Americans who have lost or will lose their healthcare plans that have been replaced with those whose cost is far higher. It is costing the nation jobs, reducing further the income of millions. The Congressional Budget Office just released a report predicting it will cost 2.3 million jobs and add $1 trillion in projected deficits.

As reported by CNSnews on February 6, “The debt of the U.S. government has increased $6.666 trillion since…

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The Migration of Jihad to America Courtesy of Barack Hussein Obama

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Jihad Migrating to Red States — With Obama’s Blessing

by, Nonie Darwish | Front Page Magazine | h/t Blazing CatFur

President Obama has unilaterally changed the immigration law to allow asylum-seekers and refugees who provided “limited material support” to terrorists, to immigrate to the US. This is happening at a time when force is being used in Egypt — and elsewhere in the Middle East — against the Muslim Brotherhood, the Salafis, terrorists and their sympathizers. This is a time when Islamists have few places to go to in the wide-open desert atmosphere of the Middle East, except perhaps to join the mess in Syria and Iraq, or otherwise reform and become ordinary citizens.

Obama could not have picked a worse time to ease immigration requirements for those linked to terror, and who have nowhere else to go and have suddenly found themselves, after the counter-revolution in Egypt, as targets for imprisonment, contempt, or even shooting.

Islamists are now undoubtedly celebrating Obama’s decision to ease the pressure on immigration of terror-linked individuals. Indeed, where else can they go to practice their fanaticism and find newly found respectability and hospitality? To America.



Dr. George Yancey lectures on anti-Christian bias in academia, and beyond


My good friend Wes posted this 28-minute lecture.

If you watch 5 minutes, then you’ll definitely stay and watch the whole thing. It’s fascinating.


Join Dr. George Yancey in an in depth discussion of the bias taking place within academia against religion in general, but more specifically Christianity. Within the discussion Dr.Yancey uses brief explanations of his previous book, Compromising Scholarship and many other excerpts of his past research as well as his forthcoming research to give us a new viewpoint on academia and religion.

I found a quick description of Dr. Yancey’s work in this New York Times article from July 2011.

It says:

Republican scholars are more likely than Democrats to end up working outside academia,as documented by Daniel Klein, an economist at George Mason University. Dr. Klein, who calls himself a classical liberal (a k a libertarian), says that the university promotes groupthink because its…

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Obamacare: The Latest Delay

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Obamacare: The Latest Delay

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Obamacare: The Latest Delay What You Need to Know Since July 2013, the President has UNILATERALLY delayed parts of his own health care law at least 23 times . Obamacare IS causing business to cut back hiring and this latest delay if further evidence of that. A recent survey from the Chamber of Commerce and the International Franchise Association found, ‘a third of franchise businesses have cut workers’ hours because of the requirement that companies with 50 or more full-time workers offer health insurance or pay a fine.’ The Wall Street Journal reports that the White House can’t have […]

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Repeal this boondoggle once and for all. Let’s be done with it.

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More men in prime working ages don’t have jobs

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Technology and globalization have transformed employment amid the slow economic recovery.

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Mark Riley was 53 years old when he lost a job as a grant writer for an Arkansas community college. “I was stunned,” he said. “It happened on my daughter’s 11th birthday.” His boss blamed state budget cuts.

That was almost three years ago and he still hasn’t found steady work. Riley, whose unemployment benefits ran out 14 months ago, says his long and fruitless search is proof employers won’t hire men out of work too long.

“We’re poor, but we’re not broke,” Riley said. “We still have property. We have cars. We have some assets, we just can’t liquidate them.”

Riley’s frustration is widely shared. More than one in six men ages 25 to 54, prime working years, don’t have jobs—a total of 10.4 million. Some are looking for jobs; many aren’t. Some had jobs that…

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NSA-Drones Target Sim Chips Not Individuals … And With Unreliable Data At That


Anonymous Whistleblower Reveals U.S. Uses Unreliable NSA Cell Phone Location Data To Drone Civilians

” The former drone sensor operator in an exclusive to Intercept said utilizing“geolocation”, which entails locking the SIM card or the handset of the suspect, the NSA program “Geo Cell” may lead to inaccurate target identification because it does not verify if the carrier of the phone is the intended target of strike.

  It’s really like we’re targeting a cell phone. We’re not going after people – we’re going after their phones, in the hopes that the person on the other end of that missile is the bad guy,” he added.”

The graph only includes data through the end of June 2012 .

” The former official further explained that instead of using cell phone towers and internet service providers to access the cell phone metadata, the NSA used “Gilgamesh” program to track the potential targets…

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