Friday, November 30, 2007

Update On Muhammad the Teddy Bear

Thankfully, the authorities in Sudan are reducing Gillian Gibbons (read previous post) punishment from the 40 lashes with a bamboo cane to 15 days in jail and deportation.

In response, thousands of Sudanese took to the streets in an armed mob and demanded Gibbons' death. The picture to the left and the following report are from the Associated Press:

Thousands of Sudanese, many armed with clubs and knives, rallied Friday in a central square and demanded the execution of a British teacher convicted of insulting Islam for allowing her students to name a teddy bear "Muhammad."

In response to the demonstration, teacher Gillian Gibbons was moved from the women's prison near Khartoum to a secret location for her safety, her lawyer said.

The protesters streamed out of mosques after Friday sermons, as pickup trucks with loudspeakers blared messages against Gibbons, who was sentenced Thursday to 15 days in prison and deportation. She avoided the more serious punishment of 40 lashes.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

British Woman Faces Lashing for Teddy bear Named Muhammad

Gillian Gibbons, a British woman who teaches kids in Sudan, is facing severe punishment for allowing her class to name a teddy bear "Muhammad".

The controversy began when Gibbons asked the kids in her class to suggest names for the class teddy bear. The class chose "Muhammad" , naming the teddy bear after one of the students.

Islamic fundamentalists took the naming of the teddy bear as an insult to the prophet of Islam, Muhammad. As a punishment, they have determined that Gibbons should receive 40 lashes with a bamboo cane, a punishment common in their religion for "blasphemy" against the prophet.

Despite an international outcry, including moderate Muslims, the authorities are going ahead with this outrageous punishment.

Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari, secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain, said he was "appalled" at the decision. He said: "This is a disgraceful decision and defies common sense."

"There was clearly no intention on the part of the teacher to deliberately insult the Islamic faith."

You can see what a lashing looks like in the picture at the left. This is another example of the irrationality of the religion of Islam, which is more interested in beating and killing innocent women and children than in justice, peace, and love.

Don't believe all the people who say Islam is a religion of peace. Wherever you find Islam, you find terrorism, torture, hate, war, the denial of human dignity, and no value for human life.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Pakistan's Musharraf Leaves Military Post

Under extreme pressure from the USA and other allies, and with mounting political turmoil in his own country, General Musharraf turned over the military command of Pakistan and will now be sworn in as a civilian president.

Musharraf had suspended the Pakistan's constitution earlier this month, had imprisoned thousands of political protesters, and replaced the supreme court with his own judges in an attempt to hold onto power.

With the return of former heads-of-state Bhutto and Sharif, and with major pressure from the Bush administration, Musharraf had no choice but to hold to his original promise of relinquishing his military leadership and assuming the role of a civilian president.

How much control of the military Musharraf has really given up remains to be seen. He will most likely have a strong hand in military affairs until the next election, when a possible coalition government headed by either Bhutto or Sharif could see Musharraf out of power and possibly defending himself from prosecution on military or civil crimes.

Meanwhile, the Bush administration has to give whatever aid is necessary to make sure that Pakistan's nuclear weapons do not fall into the hands of terrorists.

The turmoil in Pakistan should be a lesson that no Islamic country should be allowed to obtain nuclear weapons. With terrorist organizations like al Qaeda having the ability to cause tremendous instability and the lack of respect the leaders in Islamic countries have for the rule of law, countries dominated by Muslims should be denied the development and possession of nuclear weapons.

The US should take the lead in blocking countries like Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. If preemptive military action is required to keep these Islamic countries from going nuclear, it is a small price to pay for a world free of nuclear terrorism.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Mike Huckabee Explains the War on Terror

In this video, Mike Huckabee spells out exactly what the USA is up against in our war with Islamic fascists.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Thank the Lord for He is good!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Wednesday's Hero: Cpl. Jordan M. Moehnle

Cpl. Jordan M. Moehnle takes time out of leading his squad in a patrol through Fallujah's Nazaal district to spend some time interacting with local children. Moehnle, who is on his second tour in Iraq, said the changes he has witnessed since he was last here in 2006 have been dramatic. "The city was like the Wild West, we'd put our heads and and drive down (the middle of Fallujah) and hope not to get shot," he said. "Since we've been here (this year), we can stop and shoot the breeze."

You can read more here.

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.

We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

This post is part of the Wednesday Hero Blogroll. For more information about Wednesday Hero, or if you would like to post it on your blog, you can go here.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Flawed Temperature Data Used to Support Global Warming

Did you ever wonder where they get the recorded data that scientists use to measure the earth's temperature?

This is an important question because they are using the "rise" in earth's temperature to prove that global warming is man-made and then use global warming as a political weapon against the USA and other industrialized countries.

If you live in the USA, your liberty and freedom is in danger from the global warming hysteria. Already, the Federal, State, and local governments are making small assaults on our freedom because they feel that our lifestyle in America is leading to global warming.

But the data that is being used to prove this global warming myth is flawed. Temperature recording stations such as the one pictured here are part of the formula that gives scientists the overall temperature of the earth.

Some of the temperature recording stations are near barbecue pits, trash burn barrels, airplane engines, tennis courts, parking lots, air conditioners, and other environments that distort the temperature being recorded in the station.

This results in inaccurate data, which leads to inaccurate conclusions about the real state of the earth's temperature.

Don't let liberals who want to use global warming as a way to take away our freedoms get away with this.

Share this information with your friends and family. Showing them the truth is the best weapon against the lie of man-made global warming.

For more pictures of temperature recording stations, visit our website

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Support Our Troops

We must never forget those who serve and defend our country!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Asian "Sun Bear" Facing Extinction

What's killing the sun bears?

The Asian sun bear, the smallest of the bear species, is facing extinction because of deforestation and poaching. Only about 10,000 of these little bears are left.

The habitat of the sun bear stretches from India to Indonesia; the only area that the sun bear population appears to be stable is in Thailand, where they have a logging ban.

Meanwhile, the bear populations in the Mexico, the USA, and Canada continue to grow.

Although deforestation and poaching are to blame in the declining numbers of sun bears, Asiatic black bears, and giant pandas, what creates the deforestation and poaching in the first place?

The simple answer is the lack of free-market capitalism in the countries of the southeast Asia.

In the USA, logging companies in the free market have to plant trees to replace the ones they cut down or they would eventually run out of trees and go out of business. This is the reason that there continue to be plenty of forests for our bears to live in and increase in numbers.

In southeast Asia, people legally (logging)and illegally (poaching) strip their country of it's natural resources, like bears and trees, without bothering to replace them. Without the responsibilities that pressure both producer and consumer in the free market, people living under socialist and communist governments get what profit they can for now and don't plan for the future, which is inherently bleak.

What's killing the sun bears' future is oppressed people without a future of their own.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Video Tribute to Our Veterans

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Veteran's Day: Correcting The Shame of the VA

Today is the day that we honor our veterans who have served our country defending America and protecting our rights and liberties.

Our rights and liberties are under attack in the USA from within and without. While our military fights the physical enemy that seeks to destroy America, the citizens of the USA who value their freedoms must fight a war of ideas and propaganda in their schools, town halls, State and Federal government, and the media.

The veterans of our armed services need to be treated better also. Ever since our Republic was established, the veterans who fought the good fight have been neglected and the promise and duty we have to them has been ignored.

It's time that we step up to the plate as our military has done and make new efforts to take care of their medical, psychological, and rehabilitative needs. The short-changing has to stop!

The solution is for the Federal government to set up a fund that provides these soldiers with the care they need from the private sector. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) must be abolished since it has proven woefully inadequate to care for the needs of the bravest and most deserving among us.

If there is any government agency that demonstrates the inadequacy of Federal bureaucracy in comparison to the proficiency of the private sector, the Department of Veterans Affairs is it. From bureaucratic waste to outright neglect of our veterans, the VA is an abomination and must be eradicated.

The scandal surrounding the conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center is just the tip of the iceberg; politics coupled with apathy has created a bloated vestigial structure that must be removed like an inflamed appendix (although you wouldn't want it removed by the VA!).

The measure of our gratitude for our veterans should not be parades, observances, or speeches. The greatest measure of our gratitude is seen in how we take care of those who have shown the courage and devotion to our country and are the "True Heroes" of our generation.

Write your senators and congressmen and demand that they rectify the deplorable way our government treats our veterans.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

US National Debt Tops $9.1 Trillion

The United States national debt now tops $9.1 trillion dollars, which means each citizen, including the kids of America, owes $30,030.29 as their part of the debt.

Over 40% of the money is owed to the Federal Reserve Bank, over 30% to foreign and international investors, and other significant chunks are owed to government agencies that had cash built up, like the Social Security fund.

The liberal spending policies of the last 40 years have left our government in a debt that will not be paid back in the current system of tax collection and economic planning. Much of the problem is that the Federal government has abandoned the economic principles which were originally mandated in our Constitution.

Presidential candidate Ron Paul wants to return to a monetary policy very similar to the one described in the original Constitution, which would be great if that was possible. Another solution is the Fair Tax, which would remove all income taxes and impose something similar to a national sales tax.

The Fair Tax has a more realistic chance of being implemented and would not only help us wipe out the national debt, but would also address other concerns like the bankruptcy of the Social security system.

Learn more about the Fair Tax here...

Dolphins Save Surfer from Shark Attack

This is an incredible story about a surfer in California who was protected by a pod of dolphins after being attacked by a great white shark. The video is from The Today Show...

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Weather Channel Founder: Global Warming ‘Greatest Scam in History’

John Coleman, the founder of The Weather Channel, says that the global warming fears are a "manufactured crisis" and the "greatest scam in history" according to a article he wrote on ICECAP's website.

Describing the alarmism surrounding global warming as being politically motivated, he added: "Now their ridiculous manipulated science has been accepted as fact and become a cornerstone issue for CNN, CBS, NBC, the Democratic Political Party, the Governor of California, school teachers and, in many cases, well informed but very gullible environmentally conscientious citizens."

He also downplays the drastic effects that global warming critics warn will happen: " There is no run away climate change. The impact of humans on climate is not catastrophic. Our planet is not in peril.... As the temperature rises, polar ice cap melting, coastal flooding and super storm pattern all fail to occur as predicted."

Coleman is currently the weatherman at KUSI News 6 in San Diego, California.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Iran Advances Nuclear Program

Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced today that his country now has 3,000 fully functional centrifuges used to enrich uranium.

Enriching uranium is a key process to building nuclear bombs, which Ahmadinejad says is not the purpose of his country's nuclear program.

The world community is concerned about the growing threat of Iran building nuclear weapons, but so far only economic sanctions have been imposed.

The rulers of Iran, who are Islamic fundamentalists waiting for the end of the world, are very hostile to the United States and particularly Israel.

Ahmadinejad has repeatedly threatened to wipe out Israel in the past and already has missiles capable of reaching Israel. Iran is also getting more advanced military equipment from Russia and China.

Iran is also supplying the terrorists in Iraq with advanced explosives that are killing dozens of US soldiers every month. There is no doubt that Iran presents the biggest security challenge the world faces today.

Either the USA or Israel is going to have to step up to the plate and destroy Iran's nuclear development facilities or face the possibility of a nuclear attack on Israel or the USA; or that Iran will blackmail it's enemies and neighbors by holding the threat of nuclear war over their heads.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Pakistan In Trouble

Pakistan's President Musharraf, pictured on the left, declared martial law and suspended the country's constitution three days ago in an attempt to maintain his political power. Thousands of protesters have been arrested, many severely beaten.

Musharraf claims he is trying to control the Islamic militants that threaten his government, but his army is arresting lawyers, judges and political activists and seizing control of the media. Musharraf is establishing a military dictatorship, which will lead to a revolution in his country.

Pakistan under Musharraf's rule has supposedly been an ally in the "war on terror", but the lack of progress in fighting the Taliban and other Islamic militants in the country shows that Musharraf has been trying to appease the terrorists and keep friendly with the USA for the $10 billion in foreign aid we have given him.

The Bush administration should let Musharraf be overthrown and replaced by Benazir Bhutto, pictured on the right, who is more moderate and would work much better with the USA as an ally.