The first story is just so symbolic of our times:
When Marcos and Kathy Perez heard the words coming from their 5-year-old daughter’s mouth, they were flabbergasted.
In fact, so unheard of and blatantly out of step with American values was the incident they were hearing about that Marcos Perez pulled out his iPhone and started recording as they listened again to their kindergartner’s story.
A story that soon would be posted online via a YouTube video and generate quite the groundswell of interest.
“I was at school, and I got my lunch, and I was about to pray and say something to Jesus,” their daughter said.
Then this shocker: “My lunch teacher told me…’you’re not allowed to pray.’”
According to the girl’s video description, the staff member in question is a female; Marcos Perez told TheBlaze on Friday that the exchange occurred the week of March 10 at a public school near their Orlando-area home. Perez said he’s not prepared to release any more indentifying facts — including his daughter’s first name — until the incident has shaken out.
But their daughter had plenty more to add on video, as did Mom and Dad.
After their girl reportedly got the big nix on bowing her head, closing her eyes, and talking to Jesus, she reportedly retorted to the teacher, “It’s good to pray!” recounting the action with a huge smile.
The teacher allegedly came back with, “It’s not good.”
“It is good,” the girl insisted.
Most heartbreaking of all (and maybe a little scary) is the girl’s explanation of what happened later in the lunch period: “I was trying to pray, but I just couldn’t — because they caught me again.”
Indeed Perez and his wife were more than a little fumed over the alleged incident — but he saw the big picture, too: “No American should ever experience having their right to pray taken away,” he told TheBlaze.
Perez — vice president of sales at Charisma House, a Christian book publisher — emailed and called the principal of his daughter’s school, who in turn checked into the incident. “As expected, the staff denied everything,” Perez told TheBlaze.
A magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck suburban Los Angeles on Friday evening, rattling a wide swath of Southern California, breaking water mains in a nearby community and prompting Disneyland to shut down rides.
There were no reports of injury or substantial structural damage from the quake, which was centered outside the city of La Habra, about 20 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, and hit at 9:09 p.m. on Friday (12:09 a.m. EDT on Saturday), according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
"Tonight's earthquake is the second in two weeks, and reminds us to be prepared," Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said in a written statement released about an hour after the shaking stopped.
The quake was felt as far away as Palm Springs in the east and Ventura County to the north.
In Anaheim, Disneyland shut down park rides as a precaution and asked guests to remain seated. In Fullerton several water mains ruptured, spilling water into the streets and forcing police to divert traffic.
Geologists at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena said the temblor was shallow, at a depth of only 1.2 miles.
"We have to analyze that to make sure of the exact depth but it is relatively shallow," said Robert Graves of CalTech. "Earthquakes in California tend to be deeper than that so it's a little bit anomalous."
This is the second notable earthquake to shake L.A. this month. On March 17, a 4.4 magnitude earthquake hit L.A., with the quake centered 5.6 miles north-northwest of Westwood. Friday night's quake was was roughly ten times larger in energy released than the March 17 quake.
Was this leaked by Turkish intelligence officers who have had enough of the odious Erdoghan regime and his Bull-in-a-China-Shop tactics? Is this the groundbreaking limited hangout operation that will mark the downfall of Obama’s policy in the Middle East?
The UK, EU & Turkey have just left the US administration at off-sides, having leaked its false-flags for being just that: The fake Syrian Chemical attack, the NGO massacre at Maidan square and the stage-planned Turkish 9/11 [Link] which could be nick-named ‘Shesh-Besh’ which means literally 5-6 in Farsi (Persian) and Checkers in English. The 5/6 terror attack was supposed to bring Turkey in a total war against Syria, whereby Turkey has the largest NATO land army in Europe.
The spilled Turkish beans remind me of the EU leakage and admission about controlling the Maidan snipers. In both cases it looks like turning their coat on the USA, especially in a way which stings it about 9/11, Kosovo and Vietnam [Link].Why now turn the coat? – because the US had enough time to back its initiative with Muscle, which it didn’t, thus leaving the EU & Turkey alone at the front vs. Russia and Syria.
Recently the Syrian regime achieved a principle turning point in it war to repel the NATO guerrilla aka ‘rebels’ at Yabroud [Link]. This followed the killing of the Chechen ‘Rebels’ leader Umarov [Link: Doku Umarov Is Finally Dead] by Russia, which backs Syria in all regards including its military presence with a large naval and military base in Tartus.
The above wall-to-wall pattern of publicly disclosing NATO/US false-flagged war mongering is reminiscent of how the Ottoman empire lost the campaign for central Europe on the gates of Vienna, when Wallachian and Moldovan forces warned the Austrians of the coming Ottoman attack and loaded their own cannons with straw balls, in order not to impact upon the walls of the besieged Vienna [Link]. This time round, the late remnants of both those belligerents warn the world about the impending American attacks and refuse to partake in them.
“There has been a sharp increase in external threats to the state,” he said. “The lawful desire of the peoples of Crimea and eastern Ukrainian regions is causing hysteria in the United States and its allies.” [Link].Having secured Damascus, Beirut, Iran & Beirut, Russia goes on the offensive for the 2/3 encircled Don-Bass Russian speaking district.
All the above suggests Russia is going to reclaim Ukraine while the west shall attempt to reclaim the former British domain of Iran, like we suspected 3 weeks ago [Link].
The problem with this western intention is two fold:
1. It is already the death spasms of NATO at the allegiance level.
3. Iran is the sneakier party to this liars-poker game,thus is not likely to be compromised.
4. The UK has just surrendered its entire Christian cultural foundation, on which its democracy is built, to the Islamic Law aka Sharia, thus it is Eurabia having been swallowed by the Caliphate, rather not Iran to become a satellite of and occidental white-Christian EU: Islamic law to be enshrined in British law as solicitors get guidelines on ‘Sharia compliant’ wills.
In this regard one must learn from the recent experience Israel has had with the Arabs having signed with them numerous peace agreements from 1979 to 1995, all are as good as carved on the ice, just like the Koran mandates and in lieu with the Islamic tradition [Link].
Egypt, Jordan, Fatah/PLO/PNA + a truce with Syria and Hezbollah in 2001: are all directly guaranteed by USA signatures and are all worthless since both Koran and the US constitution by their essential definitions render all foreign treaties null and void [Link]:
[Don't think this is an isolated incident]
“I'll make up a cause of war by ordering a missile attack on Turkey.” This leaked conversation is coming back to haunt the highest echelons of the Turkish government as it plans a provocation in Syria, while scrambling to contain social media internally.
The leaked audiotapes that reveal Turkey’s highest ministers staging an anti-Assad military intervention in Syria, have already caused YouTube to be shut down in the country, as well as leading to fevered accusations of treachery and betrayal of Turkey’s political interests – “a declaration of war,” as Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu put it.
This is of course after intelligence chief Hakan Fidan suggested seizing the opportunity to secure Turkish intervention in the Syrian conflict - a war that has already claimed 140,000 lives, and counting. In the conversation, Davutoğlu is heard saying that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan sees any attack as an "opportunity" to increase troop presence in Syria, where it has staunchly supported the anti-Assad rebels.
[What a most excellent game the PA is playing. Admit there is no peace in the future, but continue asking for more and more concessions in order to 'continue talks'. Wow. And the 'West' falls for it EVERY TIME]
Israel told the Palestinians it will not free the final batch of prisoners they had been expecting alongside US-brokered peace talks, a senior Palestinian official said on Friday.
The 26 prisoners were set to have been released on Saturday as part of ongoing peace talks. Israeli law requires that the government make the names of the prisoners selected for release known at least 48 workday hours before they are set free, to allow for the processing of High Court of Justice appeals. But the relevant five-minister committee chaired by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had not convened by Friday.
The Prime Minister’s Office turned down requests for comment on the issue. Tzipi Livni, the justice minister and the top negotiator with the Palestinians, said last week that there was never an “automatic commitment to release prisoners unrelated to making progress in negotiations.”
Israel has so far freed 78 prisoners, in three batches, but cabinet members had warned they would block the final release, anticipated for the end of March, if the Palestinians refused to extend the talks beyond their April 29 deadline.
“The Israeli government has informed us through the American mediator that it will not abide by its commitment to release the fourth batch of Palestinian prisoners scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday 29,” Jibril Rajoub told AFP.
“Israel has refused to commit to the names that were agreed upon of prisoners held by Israel since before the 1993 Oslo agreements,” Rajoub said.
Israeli officials had no immediate comment.
But Israeli ministers have said previously that the prisoner releases were always conditional on progress in the talks, which had failed to materialize.
Syrian troops made fresh gains in the strategic Qalamun area near the Lebanese border Saturday, seizing two villages from rebels, a military source told AFP.
“The army took control this morning of the villages of Ras al-Maarra and Flita, after bombing the last groups of armed terrorists there,” the source said.
Bashar Assad’s troops, backed by fighters from Lebanon’s Shi’ite movement Hezbollah, have been waging a crushing battle against rebel positions in Qalamun, north of Damascus, since November.
The coming weeks and months present an uncertain security forecast for the West Bank.
Security forces and the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) are continuing to put a lid on organized terrorism, and the Palestinian Authority is monitoring and disrupting Hamas and Islamic Jihad efforts to rebuild their influence. Yet there are nagging concerns among Israeli security officials that unforeseen events may trigger mass rioting in the future, as levels of frustration among the Palestinian public grow.
Three Palestinians were shot dead in gun battles that erupted during acounter-terrorism raid in Jenin last weekend, in an incident that testifies to Israel’s ongoing ability to track and take apart developing terror threats in real time.
In addition to organized terror plots, the IDF Central Command is on the lookout for potential incidents that could spark unplanned mass rioting.
On March 30, Israeli Arabs will mark Land Day with protests. Although this event is not expected to spill over into the West Bank, the army will be on a higher than normal alert. The risk of mass violence set off by an unforeseen incident, such as the deaths of several Palestinian rioters, is just the kind of trigger that might upset the status quo.
As apparently fruitless negotiations drag on between the PA and Israel, rising frustrations among the Palestinian public could boil over into violent demonstrations.
With anger mounting over their poor economic situation and lack of satisfaction with the PA’s rule, violence might be around the corner.
IDF officials are acutely aware of the dangers posed by a deadly combination of catalysts.
They are overseeing preparations to ensure that army battalions are ready to respond to a sudden upsurge in unorganized violence, and to stay vigilant of developments that intelligence agencies cannot predict or prevent.
The EU does nothing to protect its citizens, showing over and over again that the ruling class has sold out to Arab and Iranian oil money. Tony Blair took millions from Muammar Gaddafi. Jacques Chirac grabbed even more from Saddam Hussein. The neo-fascist Italian Five Star Movement is practically run by Tehran.
Without America, Europe must therefore turn to Moscow, but this time something much closer to the old Russian Empire.
Putin is all about power, in the traditional Russian fashion, and power is fluid. Right now Russia is on one of its expansionist evers, and Putin is likely to get away with it.
Europe has the wealth to buy protection, and Russia has the force of will and moral conviction to fight when necessary.
Putin knows the West because he served as the KGB rezident in East Germany before the fall of the Berlin Wall. Through the East German Stasi, the KGB ran spies into the top levels of the West German government -- just as the KGB penetrated the British, French, and U.S. governments. Putin has little faith in liberal dreams, having seen them in reality. Putin is a very smart, ruthless, and realistic man. He is surrounded by people like himself.
Obama is withdrawing U.S. military protection from our allies, on the historically dubious bet that everything will turn out all right. Like millions of fatuous liberals, Obama thinks that a world-governing socialism is the answer. UN-believers live for such fantasies. They are eager to trade American independence for their fuzzy dreams.
Unless America turns around and finds its true self again, there can only be two winners in Europe: Imperial Islam or Imperial Russia.
Both of them spell the end of American world power. The rule of international power is, and has always been, if you don’t control your destiny, some more ruthless power will do so.
As the Kremlin's own interpretation of the call between the two leaders discloses, "Vladimir Putin drew Barack Obama’s attention to continued rampage of extremists who are committing acts of intimidation towards peaceful residents, government authorities and law enforcement agencies in various regions and in Kiev with impunity."
Here, Putin undoubtedly is focusing on last night's storming of the parliament by the "Right Sector" neonazis, which initially had been insturmental in the violent Ukraine coup and have now become a huge nuisance to the acting government. Which, as we noted yesterday, meant they suddenly had become Putin's best friend. Because in bringing attention to their actions, the Kremlin makes it quite clear that the Russian case of neofascists running rampant in Kiev, was in fact at least partially accurate.
Vladimir Putin also pointed out that Transnistria is essentially experiencing a blockade, which significantly complicate the living conditions for the region’s residents, impeding their movement and normal trade and economic activities. He stressed that Russia stands for the fair and comprehensive settlement of the Transnistria conflict and hopes for effective work in the existing 5+2 negotiation format.
Simply said, Putin called Obama to make it quite clear that the Russian is nowhere close to de-escalating, and in fact is bringing even more attention to the old party line - that Russia is concerned about the living conditions of Russians and other "compatriots" in Ukraine. The implicit threat here is that should the neonazis continue to act with "rampant impunity" then Russia will have no choice but to intervene.
To summarize, Putin calls Obama to inform him, and thus the international community, just under what conditions Russia will continue to push on inside Ukraine - namely a real or false flag provocation by "extremists" against Russians, while Obama drones on, pun inteded, about de-escalating and threatening with "costs." Sounds about right.
When you get what you want, you find out it’s not what you need. That is what Millennials are experiencing right now as the liberal program they voted for in 2008 and 2012 is being implemented.
Back in 2008 Candidate Obama’s gauzy promises sounded so poignant and charismatic, as he read them off his carefully placed teleprompters, traveling from universityto university. Obama would continue his famous plea for hope and change, compassionately explaining and stressing to the electorally powerful millennial generation, that reforming healthcare was the defining issue of our time. A healthcare system that was affordable to all and didn’t leave patients financially bankrupted when receiving the care they needed.
Millennials were promised reform and intense regulation of the financial institutions as well, so that another catastrophic ‘Republican-fueled’ recession would never happen again. Obama implored, “we cannot have a thriving Wall Street while Main Street suffers.” They were promised a trillion dollar stimulus to get them back to work, not to mention millions of “shovel ready” jobs. Younger Millennials, in or on their way to college, were promisedaffordable education that would not send them into decades of mountainous student loan debt.
All of these magically inspired words painted the rosiest of pictures of liberal ideology; a utopia of free healthcare, free birth control, no gun violence, no more greedy mean rich people, affordable education, and a Prius for all. Sadly, reality has arrived in America and it has millennials saying, “Dude, I didn’t sign up for this!”
Millennials are now seeing an America they cannot thrive in. The trillion-dollar stimulus and out of control government spending ushered in by liberal politicians produced few shovel ready jobs, while leaving per capita debt at $52,948. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the 2013 labor force participation rate of those in their twenties has hit the lowest level on record since 1981. Furthermore, since President Obama took office the number of twentysomethings who were not in the labor force in an average month climbed from 8,756,000 to 10,511,00, an increase of 20-percent. It is now thehighest ever recorded.
Youth unemployment is at a staggering 15.8 percent and 1.7 million young adults have given up looking for work, according the Department of Labor. And the average millennial graduating college is sent on his or her way with $30,000 in student loandebt, the highest in American history. Didn’t Obama say this is the time we put Americans back to work and open doors of opportunity for our kids? If this is the definition of liberal opportunity, we should have stuck with Bush.
Now, that glowing picture of free healthcare has turned into a disaster that millennials neither want nor can afford. An analysis by NerdWallet says the average millennial that enrolls into the exchanges will spend five times more a year out of pocket on healthcare than those who forgo insurance and take the penalty. Whatever happened to the promised liberal utopia of free birth control and affordable healthcare?
In 2009, before Obamacare and the aftermath of the president’s ambitious first two years, nearly 50-percent of millennials viewed Democrats favorably. Now, that number has dropped to a staggering 36-percent. Furthermore, over half of millennials disapprove of the president job performance, up from 38-percent prior to his 2012 reelection. The unpopularity of liberalism in America has not only affected the beltway politicians but also presidential candidates like Hillary Clinton. The Democratic frontrunner enjoyed a comfy 60-percent approval rating from millennials in 2009, but today that has fallen to 42-percent in a recent poll by the Wall Street Journal.
Having lost its moral compass, the nanny state U.S.A. has become a society reeking of greed, envy, hate, corruption, lawlessness, and promiscuity. The takers and the entitled, legal and illegal, have outnumbered the givers.
The takers, who repeatedly vote without an I.D. because they are too dumb to procure one but smart enough to produce an I.D. for welfare benefits and free healthcare, will guarantee that our society will become and remain a socialist nanny state.
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