An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 28 January 2012
Mitt Romney V the Constitution – Contagious Transformation
Anyone Not Supporting Newt in Florida Is Casting ObamaCare Socialism in Stone – Reaganite Republican
Behold The Walmart – Moment of Clarity
Heads Up, America: Time to Take Back Our Kids – American Thinker
My Take on The Republican Race – Freedom Is Mandatory
Why Republican Politicians Sell Us Out. – Publius-Huldah
Random Thoughts and Ramblings on President Obama’s Campaign-State of the Union Speech – The Liberal Lie In Color
PA Governor Corbett: Crazy Or Stupid? – Support Your Local Gunfighter
The Middle East has Come to NYC – Logan’s Warning
Democrat Code Words for Socialism – Insight On Freedom
State of the Union Synopsis : We’re Screwed – The Daily Scoff
State of the Union Address 2012 Post: Notes and Comments from A Conservative Teacher – A Conservative Teacher
More Moral Treason – The Camp Of The Saints
The Tea Party Is Going To Rock 2012 – The Other McCain
IF We Had A Real Media With Cojone’s – The Feral Irishman
The Next POTUS gets a PASS….If He’s WHITE – American and Proud
White House Spokesman Asked About Obama’s Ties to Saul Alinsky – Alinsky Defeater
Newt Gingrich: Ban Shariah in America – Stop Radical Islam
Hundreds? – Badger Blogger
Islam and the World accept new Nazi-state around Jerusalem – News That Matters
Iran ‘definitely’ closing Strait of Hormuz over EU oil embargo – Your Daddy’s Politics
Blogger Impersonated in Ugly Comments on Israel and Newt Gingrich – Maggie’s Notebook
Pork products. Mmmmm, pork products….. – Knuckledraggin my life away
This is rich… – the anti-soma
The Sexual Revolution Is Eating Its Own Children? – Godfather Politics
The Boogeyman and the State of the Union – The Black Sphere
Obama: Carpal Tunnel President – Be Sure You’re RIGHT, Then Go Ahead
Haditha Was Exploited – Family Security Matters
Obama’s New Web Ad Highlights Jobs Record – The Political Operatives
Editoon – silent E speaks
H/T: PH via Facebook
Section III, Article 3: Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. No person shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open court.
Thirty-five Christians have been jailed in Saudi Arabia for worshiping in their own homes according to a recent report. The news only surfaced this week that the Christians have been imprisoned for over a month.
Jonathan Racho of International Christian Concern says it is no wonder that Christians there worship in their homes because of the danger they face.
“In Saudi Arabia there is no church,” says the ICC spokesman. “There is no other place of worship other than mosques — so the Christians in Saudi Arabia only gather at their private homes to worship. And when they worship, as you can see in this particular example, they could also be arrested.”
Using Bing search engine, there are 29,400,000 hits for “Christian persecution in Saudi Arabia“. That’s TWENTY NINE MILLION FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND. This from a country that is supposedly an ‘ally’. I’m afraid I cannot consider any country run by Muslims an ally of the United States of America. I also am more than disturbed by the continuous importing of Muslims by our government to our country. Search for “Christian persecution in the United States“, and the number is even more disturbing… 150,000,000….ONE HUNDRED FIFTY MILLION! That is more than 5 times the number in the supposed Land of the Free.
Visitors to Saudi Arabia are not allowed to bring in Bibles, wear Crucifixes, and I’m fairly sure, the Star of David is a no no as well. I guess I won’t ever be going there, will I, considering I carry a Bible with me everywhere I go, and this doesn’t leave my neck! I wonder how long it will be before I am banned from wearing it in the U.S.? When will Bibles and Tanuchs be banned? Organizations such a CAIR have our officials on the run for doing nothing more than telling the truth.
The saddest thing, and most dangerous, is the idea that Islam is a religion of peace. No. It. Is. NOT! There is nothing peaceful about forced conversions, or brutalizing women and children. The contradictions of what is said, and what is taught, are mind boggling. I have posted many times on this issue. I don’t think I need to post anymore of the pictures of the results of their ‘peace’. You can find them yourself, or look here, or here, or here, or here for information.
Many people say ‘I learned everything I need to know about Islam on 9/11.” I learned long before then, at my mother’s knee, and how she came to be a first generation American.
IMHO, Rick Santorum’s values are closer to my own than any of the others. I’m leaning more and more towards him! I’m a little disconcerted at how many on the right are falling into the media trap. This man may not have the fire of Newt, or the money of Romney, but he does have principles.
Twitter, a tool of choice for dissidents and activists around the world, found itself the target of global outrage Friday after unveiling plans to allow country-specific censorship of tweets that might break local laws.
Well, after seeing this on Drudge, for some reason, I’m not all that surprised that Twitter, or any other “social network”, will censor. Of course, the occupy bunch are just nasty, and many are breaking laws already. They’ve had their say, now they need to go home, take a shower, and clean up their freakin’ mess!
It was a stunning role reversal for a youthful company that prides itself in promoting unfettered expression, 140 characters at a time. Twitter insisted its commitment to free speech remains firm, and sought to explain the nuances of its policy, while critics – in a barrage of tweets – proposed a Twitter boycott and demanded that the censorship initiative be scrapped.
“This is very bad news,” tweeted Egyptian activist Mahmoud Salem, who operates under the name Sandmonkey. Later, he wrote, “Is it safe to say that (hash)Twitter is selling us out?”
Unlike what we see on the evening news, we know there are some in the Middle East that actually DO want freedom. Medias like Twitter allows them to stay in contact with the rest of the world, and let people know what is REALLY happening, as opposed to what state run media allows out.
In China, where activists have embraced Twitter even though it’s blocked inside the country, artist and activist Ai Weiwei tweeted in response to the news: “If Twitter censors, I’ll stop tweeting.”
One often-relayed tweet bore the headline of a Forbes magazine technology blog item: “Twitter Commits Social Suicide”
To be honest, I don’t get on Twitter all that often anymore. But I do that there are a LOT who still use it, and that is where I go if something is breaking, and I can’t get find anything on traditional media. Usually, there will be someone retweeting the news. I can imagine in for people in countries like China and Iran, Twitter can be their lifeline to the world. For a company based in the U.S. (San Fransisco), where the 1st Amendment is vital to our very survival (after the 2nd), to censor users in other countries is completely mind boggling. Since when do Americans bow to the whims of foreigners?
“This is a good thing for freedom of expression, transparency and accountability,” he said. “This launch is about us keeping content up whenever we can and to be extremely transparent with the world when we don’t. I would hope people realize our philosophy hasn’t changed.”
I’m afraid I am having a problem equating this statement and the proposed censorship. Granted, I’m not exactly technologically savvy, but…..
Some defenders of Internet free expression came to Twitter’s defense.
“Twitter is being pilloried for being honest about something that all Internet platforms have to wrestle with,” said Cindy Cohn, legal director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. “As long as this censorship happens in a secret way, we’re all losers.”
How can censorship on any level be defended? Ok, I will admit things like pedophilia should be discouraged on all levels, and shouting ‘fire’ in a crowded theater when there is no fire, isn’t too bright. Some would call that censorship, but I’d call it protecting children and the general public. But those fighting for their freedom from oppression is not on the same level.
Reporters Without Borders, which advocates globally for press freedom, sent a letter to Twitter’s executive chairman, Jack Dorsey, urging that the censorship policy be ditched immediately.
“By finally choosing to align itself with the censors, Twitter is depriving cyberdissidents in repressive countries of a crucial tool for information and organization,” the letter said. “Twitter’s position that freedom of expression is interpreted differently from country to country is unacceptable.”
The freedom to speak out against oppression is a God given RIGHT! Twitter may very well be committing suicide. If another company comes out without the censorship issue, then the name Twitter may become a footnote in cyber history. There is more to the story. I’ve no doubt there will be more outrage, on the pages of Twitter itself, in 140 characters or less. We shall see!