Meh, though I’d love to see him step aside and into the annals of history, I doubt that someone as proud as Obama has the strength and mental capacity to humble himself enough to allow someone else to run. If, by some sheer miracle, he did it would certainly give the Democrats a fighting chance in 2012. What America needs right now however is a true, strong conservative who knows how to get the country out of the hole that was and is Barack Obama. And I seriously doubt there is any Democrat who even comes close to fitting that bill …
“A source I have known for over 20 years has ties to people high up in the intel world.
He called last night… he was talking so fast that I had to slow him down.
He said that Washington DC knows it already and it should start appearing in various newspapers soon…
He doesn’t know what excuse they are going to use to force Obama to step down… maybe a scandal… maybe his birth certificate, maybe cancer. But he will be forced to step down and since Hillary needs to gear up for the election… she will need to start asap.
You do remember that she is the most popular politician in the WORLD. When I read those headlines a few months ago, I figured the power elite was getting ready to put her in the Oval Office.
Then I found out that the 22nd amendment… the one that only allows a president two elected terms… says NOTHING about putting a president in to be a place holder until the next election.
In other words, it is possible under our Constitution and the Amendments for Bill to finish out the last year of Obama’s term.” Read more.
Democratic pollsters – President Obama ‘should step aside and let Hillary Clinton run for president’ – “Barack Obama should make way for Hillary Clinton to run for president next year, two top Democratic pollsters claimed today. Despite the Secretary of State’s insistence that she has no plans to try again, her supporters claim she would now be the clear choice to unite the party and be a more effective leader. Writing in today’s Wall Street Journal, Doug Schoen, a former Bill Clinton aide, and Pat Caddell, who worked for Jimmy Carter, claimed there were precedents for Mr Obama stepping down after one term in the White House. Both Harry Truman and Lyndon Johnson both decided not to run again. ‘He should abandon his candidacy for re-election in favor of a clear alternative, one capable not only of saving the Democratic Party, but more important, of governing effectively…” Read more.
It says more than 30,000 square kilometres of the country has been blanketed by radioactive caesium.
The ministry says most of the contamination was caused by four large plumes of radiation spewed out by the Fukushima nuclear plant in the first two weeks after meltdowns.
The government says some of the radioactive material fell with rain and snow, leaving the affected areas with accumulations of more than 10,000 becquerels of caesium per square metre.
Last week tests found unsafe levels of radioactive contamination in recently harvested rice from the Fukushima region.
The levels of radioactive caesium were measured at 630 becquerels per kilogram, above the maximum allowable level of 500 becquerels.
Officials from Fukushima prefecture have now asked all rice farmers in the district to suspend shipments.
There have been a series of scares over radiation in food in Japan in recent months; in products such as beef, mushrooms and green tea, but never before in the country’s staple, rice.
Authorities have also begun testing soil in some Tokyo playgrounds and schools for traces of radioactive contamination.
Many people in Japan have purchased their own Geiger counters to monitor radiation levels around them.
The Fukushima plant went into meltdown after a massive earthquake and tsunami hit the country in March.” Source – ABC Melbourne.
Highlest levels yet recorded at Fukushima reactor 3 – “Tepco announced they measured 1.6 Sv/h at reactor 3, which is the highest reading of reactor 3. Since last week, Tepco has been measuring radiation in reactor 3 by using human worker to assist robot. 11/14/2011, when they washed off water on the floor and it was 1.32 Sv/h. Now they measured even higher radiation from the floor of the building. Tepco is supposed to declare that they managed to cold shut down the Fukushima plants by the end of this year, but actually, they don’t even know what is going on inside of the reactor.” Source – Fukushima Diary.
In a direct warning to India, the Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson said, ‘We don’t hope to see outside forces involved in the South China Sea dispute and do not want to see foreign companies engage in activities that will undermine China’s sovereignty and interest.’
This was in response to a question on the discussions between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Chinese counterpart Wen Jiabao on the sidelines of the East Asia summit in Bali last week.
Meanwhile, South China Sea will feature prominently in a new dialogue between India and Australia starting on Tuesday. The bilateral dialogue on East Asia will include exchanges on maritime security and North Korea as well.
The Indian side will be led by Gautam Bambawale, joint secretary in MEA, and Peter Rowe, senior diplomat in the Australian foreign ministry. With the uranium issue out of the way, India will also play host to Australian foreign minister Stephen Smith in early December, as bilateral ties move into higher gear.
China’s assertion of sovereignty over the South China Sea has sent all other affected countries pushing back by turning the issue into an international maritime problem. This was not on the Chinese agenda, because China wants to negotiate bilaterally with countries like Philippines and Vietnam. With India marking a prominent presence in the South China Sea, Beijing is deeply unhappy.
Describing the Singh-Wen meeting, the Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson said the discussion centred on bilateral issues. ‘The Chinese side expressed willingness to work with the Indian side to pursue the path of friendship and cooperation and push forward bilateral relations on business cooperation. The two sides enjoy cooperation potential and we hope to continue to create favourable conditions for free flow of commodities, technology, finance, services and encourage enterprises from both sides to invest to the benefit of both people.’
On India’s part, the PM has said India’s presence is ‘purely commercial’. But India is concerned about China’s growing presence in PoK, a concern openly acknowledged by the Army brass.” Source – Times of India.
India: Panic Over China’s Deployment of Four New Nuclear Ballistic Missiles – “China continues to deploy four new nuclear capable ballistic missiles, including one that can be launched from submarines (SLBM), causing fear among its neighbours and the US, says a latest report by Federation of American Scientists. This, coupled with Beijing’s reluctance to define its minimum deterrence posture, says the report, has raised doubts about its intentions in upgrading its nuclear and missile arsenal. The report authored by scientists Hans Kristensen and Robert Norris estimates that China has 240 nuclear warheads. While the report focuses mainly on China’s attempts to target the US by assigning an increasing number of warheads to its long-range missiles, it says Beijing is now using the 7,200 km-range DF-31 missiles to target India and Russia instead of the earlier DF-4.” Read more.
Egyptian Sheikh Preaches the Objective of Islam in Egypt and the Whole World – ‘Who is Capable of Making War with Allah’?
Isaiah 19:2-4, “‘I will set Egyptians against Egyptians; Everyone will fight against his brother, And everyone against his neighbor, City against city, kingdom against kingdom. The spirit of Egypt will fail in its midst; I will destroy their counsel, And they will consult the idols and the charmers, The mediums and the sorcerers. And the Egyptians I will give Into the hand of a cruel master, And a fierce king will rule over them,’ Says the Lord, the LORD of hosts.”
Revelation 13:3-4, “And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast. So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, ‘Who [is] like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?‘”
Islamist Egyptian Sheikh Umar Bin Abdul Aziz is calling for the Ummah to rise up and make the subjugation and authority of the religion of Islam (referred to as the “Deen of Allah“) victorious over all others. Has the prophecy of Isaiah 19 now begun? …
Shiekh Umar Bin Abdul Aziz – “If you seek victory with Allah he will give you victory. And seeking the victory of Allah means seeking the victory for his Deen [the authority and religion of Allah]. Have we sought victory with the Deen of Allah, meaning have we sought victory with the Sharia of Allah? … If America attacks us then we will be ready by the will of Allah. But who is capable of making war with Allah, and stand up against Allah if you seek victory with Allah? If you seek victory with the Sharia of Allah? Where are we now in regards to seeking the victory from Allah and even in regards to the political groups that have been established that are scared to talk about the Sharia? Maybe it is just politics or tactics as they say and claim? However the intentions (against Islam) have appeared clearly, as well as the plotting night and day in making war against the Sharia of Allah. Oh you who believe. If you seek victory with Allah he will give you victory. So where is the Nusrah (seeking victory) for the Deen of Allah? On the levels of the individuals, families, groups and states? On the the greatest level and the smallest? On the level of the Wazeer (ruler) and the level of the Khafeer (foot soldier), the rich and the poor?” – Source.
Flashback: Egypt: Rising Islamic Leader Declares ‘We Will Launch a Campaign of Islamic Conquest Throughout the World’, ‘Exterminate’ Christians Who Get In the Way of Sharia - “A rising leader in the radical Islamic movement in Egypt that has become a major political player since the demise of Hosni Mubarak’s regime says Christian churches may need to be blown up and Christians exterminated to allow the advance of Islamic law, or Shariah. The comments come from Sheik ‘Adel Shehato, a senior leader with the Egyptian Islamic Jihad terrorist group… The sheik, a senior jihadist leader, responded to a question about using violence against Christians, who make up a substantial minority in Egypt.” Read more.
Kenneth, which gained monster Category 4 status, is the strongest hurricane ever so late in the season for the basin.
AccuWeather.com’s Jesse Ferrell reports that no other major (Category 3 or greater) hurricanes have been observed in the eastern Pacific during the month of November since records began in the 1800s.
Ferrell has more images and details in his blog.
AccuWeather.com Expert Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski recently suggested that the eastern Pacific would have one last hurrah before hurricane season ends on November 30. That notion came true late Saturday afternoon.
The Atlantic Basin may follow suit in the upcoming days.
Tropical Depression 13-E took shape Saturday afternoon and strengthened into Tropical Storm Kenneth about 24 hours later. During Monday morning, Kenneth became a hurricane. By Tuesday morning, the storm had exploded into a major Category 4 hurricane.
The AccuWeather.com Hurricane Center has the latest statistics on Kenneth.
Not since Hurricane Winnie in 1983 has a tropical storm in the eastern Pacific formed this late in the season. Winnie took shape on Dec. 4 of that year.” Read more.
1 Cor 10:19-21, “Do I mean then that a sacrifice offered to an idol is anything, or that an idol is anything? No, but the sacrifices of pagans are offered to demons, not to God, and I do not want you to be participants with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in both the Lord’s table and the table of demons.”
Acts 15:29, “You are to abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality. You will do well to avoid these things.”
Revelation 2:19-20, “‘I know your deeds, and your love and faith and service and perseverance, and that your deeds of late are greater than at first. But I have this against you, that you tolerate the woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, and she teaches and leads My bond-servants astray so that they commit acts of immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols.”
Confirmed by a customer on BNI. If you haven’t purchased your turkey yet for Thanksgiving, I’d recommend staying away from Butterball and call them to let them know why:
I called my Publix, and asked them about the halal certification on the turkeys. Sorry to report that the two people I had on the phone, from the MEAT DEPT., had never heard of halal….
I then, went to Publix. I scoured the labels of the Butterball turkeys. No sign anywhere of halal cert.
After leaving a message with my phone number, with Joel Coleman ( VP of International Sales Bball), I have just spoken with Scott Singleton from Butterball, who directed me to LINDA COMPTON. (Phone # 919-658 -6743 ext.7940)
She was polite and explained that they had started out, shipping to the Middle East, and then decided to sell it here. I asked her why there was no indication on the package of the halal cert. She said … get this .. the USDA DOES NOT REQUIRE THAT LABELING.
I told her that I was extremely disappointed that they would, especially in America, choose to sell food that has, not only had islamic prayer said over it, but is processed by those who use cruel slaughter methods for other animals. Additionally, the fact that it is not clearly labeled, is wrong, as there as so many who would choose not to purchase and eat such food.
She assured me that she completely understood, and like Susan reported, she is counting up the calls to speak with the superiors.“
Update: Others have also confirmed this as well. See yesterday’s post over on Fred DeRuvo’s blog.
From Butterball’s own website:
“As an international turkey provider, we have the expertise in serving different countries and different customs, and will work with you to meet any and all product needs. We have met the requirements for the following certifications: USDA Approved, Russian Approved, Halal Certified, and employ a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HAACP) food safety system with Good Manufacturing processes. From great customer service to new product innovation to the proper certifications, Butterball has the experience you need to get our great tasting turkey in your market.”
Flashback: Halal, The New Stealth Jihad – Are You Eating Food Sacrificed to Idols? – “When you bite into a delicious pizza, succulent sandwich or luscious lamb chops, are you possibly eating food that has been sacrificed to idols? An outspoken American pastor says yes, and he’s sounding the alarm for Christians to be aware of the Islamic influence he calls ‘backdoor Shariah’ now nibbling its way across the fruited plain. At issue, says Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries in Bonney Lake, Wash., is eating food that’s ‘halal,’ in other words ‘lawful’ or ‘permitted’ for the Muslim diet. Muslims join many Jews and some Christians in avoiding the consumption of certain animals such as pigs and birds of prey, but those of the Islamic faith also have their meat blessed in the name of their god, Allah. ’From the Christian standpoint, Allah would be an idol,’ …” Read more.
Nigeria: Just 8 Years After Muslim Leaders Opposed Polio Vaccinations Claiming They Caused ‘Infertility’, Country Now Sees a Four-Fold Increase of the Disease
Forty-three cases were reported in Nigeria this year, compared to 11 last year, the official, Thomas Moran, said.
Curbing the polio virus in Nigeria is key to eradicating the crippling disease in Africa, he said.
In 2003, northern Nigeria’s Muslim leaders leaders opposed vaccinations, claiming they could cause infertility.
Nigeria is one of four countries in the world – along with Pakistan, India and Afghanistan – where polio is still a major health risk.
Mr Moran told the BBC the disease had also spread to neighbouring Niger, Mali and Ivory Coast.
‘The success of polio eradication in Africa rests on Nigeria interrupting the virus,’ he said.
Polio was affecting eight northern Nigerian states – two more than a few months ago, the head of Nigeria’s National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHDA), Dr Ado Muhammad, told the BBC.” Read more.
Some Muslim groups would rather see death than accept the possibility that non-Muslim ‘infidels’ — “the most vile of created beings” (Qur’an 98:6) — could ever want to do anything but simply help those in need. Here is another example of a ‘western conspiracy’ propagated by the ‘enlightened’:
Somali Islamists say famine is a lie created by the west to spread Christianity – “For Somalia’s Al-Qaeda-linked rebels, the drought devastating parts of the country is being exploited by external enemies… Shebab spokesman Sheikh Ali Mohamud Rage denied there was famine in the southern Somalia regions of Bakool and Lower Shabelle as declared by the UN, but admitted that there was drought. In a speech to the rebel radio, Rage said local traders and other residents have been the main providers of help to the drought-hit population and that ‘God did not make them need an outside enemy or non-Muslims … We need Muslim people to be aware that the external enemy especially non-Muslims have been thinking of a new strategy. The new strategy is to transport them abroad, especially in Christian countries like Ethiopia and Kenya, so that their faith can be destroyed and that they could be staff and soldiers for the Christians,’ Rage charged.” Read more.
Take one Obama Administration, toss in a pint of protest, add a generous amount of blind political correctness and questionable judgments, and let it simmer on high for a few years. You’ve got yourself a homemade recipe for disaster that will one day leave a very bitter taste in the mouths of the American people …
By Robert Spencer – “Last Friday around 500 Muslims in New York marched to NYPD headquarters in lower Manhattan to protest police infiltration of mosques and surveillance in Muslim areas. It is noteworthy that we have never, in 10 years since 9/11, seen Muslims anywhere in the U.S. mount a demonstration of comparable size against Islamic jihad terrorism and the supposed ‘hijacking’ of Islam by terrorists. Even worse, the protesters failed to explain how they would propose to stop Islamic jihad terrorism in the U.S. without this kind of vigilance.
One protester asserted: ‘Had this been happening to any other religious group, all of America would be outraged.’ That is probably true, because no other religious group has provided any cause for such surveillance. If any group did so, then it would be incumbent upon the NYPD and all other law enforcement bodies to do the same things they have done in reaction to Islamic jihad terrorism, while of course ending immediately any surveillance or other procedure that violates constitutional protections.
For these protesters to have behaved as if the surveillance of their mosques and communities was motivated by simple ‘racism’ and ‘Islamophobia’ required them to ignore a particularly significant elephant in the room: the ongoing and increasingly common reality of jihad terror plots in the United States. And ignore it they did: ‘We’re peaceful people. We don’t deserve to be under surveillance,’ said one protester. Another complained: ‘They think that all Muslims are criminals, and it’s not right.’
Those words recalled a prominent Muslim saying in 2010 that he wanted to combat ‘Islamophobia’ and ‘to try and put a good positive spin out there that Islam is a good, peaceful religion. We’re not all terrorists, you know?’
Those were the words of Naser Abdo, a Muslim soldier in the U.S. Army who was granted conscientious objector status because he did not want to fight against his fellow Muslims in Afghanistan. After gaining this status, Abdo found a novel way to put a ‘positive spin out there,’ and show that ‘we’re not all terrorists.’ He began plotting to construct bombs and detonate them in a crowded restaurant full of soldiers from Fort Hood, where another Muslim, U.S. Army psychiatrist Major Nidal Malik Hasan, murdered 13 Americans in a jihad attack in November 2009. Abdo defiantly admitted his guilt in court, and even cried out, ‘Nidal Hasan Fort Hood 2009.’
Abdo’s case doesn’t mean that every self-described believer in Islam as a ‘good, peaceful religion’ is a murderous liar as he was, but it does illustrate the fact that assurances are not enough from peaceful Muslims—and protests against law enforcement certainly aren’t any help, either.” Read more.
Mother of Homegrown NY Jihadist: ‘My Son Was a Normal American Guy … Then He Became a Muslim and He Changed’ – “Sosa said her son’s personality began to change after the then-teenager swapped salsa for Islam about five years ago. ‘My son was a normal American guy,’ she said. ‘He did what young people do. Then he became a Muslim and he changed.’ … When he started reading the Koran in 2001, Sosa wasn’t happy because she’s a Catholic, but she noted that ‘in beginning, he wasn’t a fanatic.’ ‘He prayed and went to the mosque,’ she said. Over time, he stopped writing and listening to salsa music and spent his days praying, reading and sleeping. She said Pimentel’s fierce embrace of Islam — he converted in 2004, according to police — prompted her to move him back to the city from Schenectady in early 2010. ‘I brought him here because I didn’t like the way he was acting,’ she said… The move did not dampen his fervor.” Read more.
“Have no doubt… Allah willing, Islam will conquer what? It will conquer all the mountain tops of the world.” – Iranian President
“Russia on Tuesday dismissed the new Western sanctions targeting Iran’s financial and energy sectors as ‘unacceptable,’ warning that such measures would hurt the chances of renewing talks with Tehran over its nuclear program.
‘We again underline that the Russian Federation considers such extraterritorial measures unacceptable and contradictory to international law,’ Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said in the statement.
Iran’s foreign ministry also condemned the new measures as a ‘show [of] the hostility of these countries toward Iran.’
‘These sanctions are futile repetitious efforts which will not affect Iran’s economy,’ Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said in Tehran. ‘Such illogical, intimidating moves are propaganda and psychological war which however will not change our nation’s will but just make us more united.’
Italy, meanwhile, offered its full backing to the economic sanctions against Iran announced by the U.S. government, new Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi said on Tuesday, adding to international pressure against Tehran’s nuclear programme.
‘Italy supports with full conviction the plan for economic sanctions announced by the U.S. administration,’ the foreign ministry said in a statement.
Tough new sanctions were announced Monday by the United States, Britain, France and Canada following a report by the International Atomic Energy Agency that Iran was seeking nuclear warheads.” Read more.
Iran Will Never End Its Nuclear Quest Because It Believes Allah Is Protecting the Country – “Despite the IAEA’s recent report on Iran’s nuclear ambitions, the country’s leadership couldn’t care less. They remain unconcerned about the West’s denunciations and threats of further sanctions even after the international nuclear watchdog reported last week that the Islamic regime is building nuclear weapons. There will be no comprise with the United States and its allies, Iran insists, because the regime’s critics fail to understand the nature of what Tehran’s radicals call the ‘true Islam.’ … Combating Israel and staying on top of all that has the stench of America on it are the fuels that feed the vital engine of revolutionary Islam in the Middle East.” Read more.
Flashback: Iran: The Mahdi will bring final victory for Islam and will reign over the whole world – “The Iranian government has produced a bone-chilling documentary that claims that Ayatollah Khamenei, President Ahmadinejad, and Hassan Nasrallah are talked about in Islamic prophecy as leaders who will wage war to bring about the arrival of the Hidden Imam, which the film says is ‘very close’ to happening… The purpose of the film is to make the case that Iran is prophetically destined to lead the war against Islam’s enemies, which is as a prelude to the appearance of the Hidden Imam, also called the Mahdi, who brings the final victory for Islam and reigns over the whole world… The documentary produced by the Iranian government confirms that it believes a final grand war against Islam’s enemies, which will culminate in the destruction of Israel, is not something to be avoided, but something to be sought. Recent events are being interpreted by the Iranian regime as prophetic fulfillments confirming that this war is near and its duty is to lead it. This is not a belief system that the West can accommodate.” Read more.
“It was another wet and windy night on the West Coast, as a storm blew through knocking down trees and power lines, dumping snow on mountain highways and forcing BC Ferries to cancel some early morning sailings.
The storm knocked out power to about 80,000 BC Hydro customers across the Lower Mainland, the Sunshine Coast and Vancouver Island as the main front of the storm blew through early Tuesday morning.
The highwinds forced BC Ferries to cancel the 5:15 a.m. PT and 7:45 a.m. PT sailings between Tsawwassen and Duke Point near Nanaimo.
TransLink was reporting at 6 a.m. that the heavy wind and rain were causing stop-and-go service on some SkyTrain routes.
The West Coast Express train Number 1 was delayed by a fallen tree and was expected to be one hour late arriving in Vancouver, making the second train half an hour late as well.
The stormed knock out traffic lights across much of Metro Vancouver and knocked trees onto many roads. In Delta, Highway 10 Eastbound was closed by a fallen tree around 6 a.m.” Read more.