By ATWadmin On September 19th, 2010 at 9:09 am
….if you hate America.
Have a read of this.
Here are ten of the reasons quoted…
March 25, 2010: U.S. backs away from tougher components of nuclear Iran sanctions proposal.
April 7, 2010: Terms “Islam,” “Jihad” banned from National Security Strategy.
April 8, 2010: New Gates-Obama plan announced to gut military.
April 17, 2010: Secretary of Defense Gates warns that U.S. has no long-range plan to deal with nuclear Iran.
April 27, 2010: Obama Administration refuses to release documents on the Fort Hood shooting to Senate Committee.
April 30, 2010: Department of Defense announces obesity as major security threat.
May 2, 2010: U.S. publicly reveals the size of nuclear arsenal, which until now has been a closely-guarded secret.
May 8, 2010: Secretary of Defense Gates calls for more sweeping cuts to the defense budget—around $10 billion for 2012.
May 24, 2010: Counter-terrorism Advisor Brennan praises foreign terrorist group Hezbollah.
May 27, 2010: Counter-terrorism Advisor Brennan says Jihadists are not America’s enemy.
May 27, 2010: Obama Administration’s new national security strategy is to focus on homegrown threats, aays terror is not an enemy.
June 11, 2010: Obama White House seeks to ease U.S. sanctions against Iran.
July 6, 2010: Obama Administration sues Arizona over immigration legislation.
By ATWadmin On September 19th, 2010 at 8:46 am
Angela Merkel spells it out for the Germans.
“For years we have deluded ourselves on this subject”, Merkel said, but “mosques, among other things, will become an ever more present feature of our landscape”.
She added that immigrants who did not make enough of an effort to integrate in the country should expect to be treated “firmly” and would “suffer the consequences”. “We cannot accept a parallel society in which fundamental rights such as equality between men and women would not be the rule”, she said. “Only the Constitution can serve as a basis for us to live together in tolerance and respect. Whoever wants to live here must accept that.”
Yes, Angela, but those who go to Mosques have their OWN constitution – it is called the Koran and they have no desire to “integrate”. But al least Merkel is being PARTLY honest. Mosques will become part of the German landscape as the Muslim population surges and it become increasingly strident in what it demands. Losing wars is something that Germany may get used to….
Hat-tip to Un Dhimmi. It’s a great site run by a decent gent.
By ATWadmin On September 19th, 2010 at 8:29 am
Why would anyone want to work for Local Councils when you read this sort of garbage..
Town Hall bosses are asking staff to take part in a ‘heterosexuality quiz’ so they can gain a greater understanding of what it is like to be gay.
The quiz, devised by managers at Buckinghamshire County Council, is part of an equality and diversity course called ‘Respecting Sodomy Sexuality’.
Questions, which are described as a ‘twist’ on those routinely asked of homosexuals, include
‘What do you think caused your heterosexuality?’,
‘Is it possible your heterosexuality stems from a neurotic fear of others of the same sex?’”
‘If you’ve never slept with a person of the same sex, how do you know you wouldn’t prefer it?’
The pro-Gay agenda is now top of the list of priorities for some within local Council. So, they take YOUR rates and use them to fund this “equality and diversity” agenda. Are you content with that? In a recession, is this the best use of limited resources?
My answers to the questions phrased above would be; a/ My heterosexuality is not caused, It is natural. 2/ Gays tend not to frighten me, do they frighten you? c/The idea does nothing for me, the Bible says it is sinful, and I don’t have to eat offal to know I wouldn’t like it. Next question…
Also. WHAT JOB requires this nosiness about a person’s private life and indeed sexual preferences? I couldn’t care less if the local Council official is Gay/Straight/Klingon —I want the best candidate to get the job.
By ATWadmin On September 19th, 2010 at 8:24 am
Caroline Glick hits the nail on the head here…
“The current flurry of diplomatic activity is deeply disturbing.
It isn’t simply that the Obama administration has strong-armed Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu into participating in diplomatic theater with the PLO whose successful completion will leave Israel weaker and less defensible.
It isn’t merely that the newest “peace process” diverts our leadership’s attention away from Iran and its nuclear weapons program.
The most disturbing aspect of the latest round of the diplomatic kabuki is that Israel’s leaders and Israel’s staunch friends in the US are enthusiastically participating in this dangerous project.
True, Netanyahu is in an unenviable position, situated as he is between US President Barack Obama’s rock and hard place.
Instead of standing up to this hostile American leader, Netanyahu is desperately seeking a magical concession to get Obama off his back. Netanyahu’s preference for appeasement is both ironic and destructive.
It is ironic because he has turned to appeasement at the very moment that the notion it is possible to appease Obama has self-destructed.
Ten months ago Netanyahu found what he hoped was a magic concession. Capitulating to Obama, the Jewish state’s leader prohibited all Jewish building in Judea and Samaria for a period of 10 months. This unprecedented move to discriminate against Jews was supposed to get Obama off Netanyahu’s back. It didn’t. Obama’s public demand this week that Netanyahu extend the abrogation of Jewish property rights shows he will not be appeased. There is no magic concession.
Every concession to Obama – like every Israeli concession to the Arabs – is considered both permanent and a starting point for further concessions.”
By ATWadmin On September 19th, 2010 at 8:02 am
Triangulation in theological matters does not work out too well unless one is adept at Jesuitical duplicity. Presbyterians tend not to be great at that, you know..
“The moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland last night declined to meet Pope Benedict XVI on “theological” grounds.
Rev Dr Norman Hamilton was this week attacked from within his own church and by the Free Presbyterian Church for planning to attend last night’s service at Westminster Abbey. The service is part of an historic papal state visit to Britain.
Although it is an Anglican church, critics said Dr Hamilton was betraying his reformed ordination oath by attending a service, which the Pope would also attend. Although he did attend the service, Dr Hamilton told the News Letter last night that he declined an opportunity to be “presented” to the Pope on theological grounds.
“I have theological reservations about being presented because of differences in church systems of government,” he said, declining to explain further. The moderator added that he would have preferred an opportunity to meet Benedict XVI “man to man to discuss troubling issues here in Ireland, but being presented to him would not afford that opportunity”. He added: “One issue is that Presbyterian ministers in Ireland are having to pick up issues pastorally with Roman Catholic parishioners in Ireland who currently don’t want priests involved.”
What does THAT mean? Hamilton is conflicted here and has made a fool of himself. If he has doctrinal issues with Rome, then that is hardly a surprise since that is the REASON why there is a Presbyterian Church in the first place. If he seeks to be within the ecumenical movement, which I believe he does, then why does he NOT shake hands with Pope Benedict? If he seeks to be outside of the ecumenical movement, then he should not be there.
In summary, he comes across as a curmudgeon. Amazing that such a fool was elected as Moderator. Maybe the Presbyterians could take a leaf from the Vatican – they choose more carefully?
By ATWadmin On September 19th, 2010 at 8:02 am
We embrace the requirements of Islamic law in a quiet way, without any public announcements.
Some of Britain’s most revered institutions are serving up halal meat to diners – without their knowledge.
A media investigation has revealed that schools, hospitals, pubs and famous sporting venues such as Ascot and Twickenham are controversially serving up meat slaughtered in accordance with strict Islamic law to unwitting members of the public.
All the beef, chicken and lamb sold to fans at Wembley has secretly been prepared in accordance with sharia law, while Cheltenham College, which boasts of its ‘strong Christian ethos’, is one of several top public schools which also serves halal chicken to pupils without informing them.
The BBC did an interview with me some weeks ago on the topic of Halal meat. As a vegan, I don’t eat any meat so in one way I don’t have a dog in the fight. But on the OTHER hand, Halal slaughter is a concession to Islamic culture, to Muslim demands. Why is this happening in our British culture? If some want Halal meat, so be it. But it should not be surreptitiously imposed on all. It’s not so much the death of the animal that bothers me as the death of our society and its slow conversion to Sharia.
By ATWadmin On September 18th, 2010 at 9:44 pm
Over on my other site, Biased BBC, I have made an appeal for those who comment to try and be civil and polite in what they say. Here on ATW, we have many passionate debates and strong opinions. However I want all who comment to please ask themselves the simple question is this how you would talk to someone if you were simply chatting in a bar? There is a NEW ATW coming very soon and I want to ensure we keep growing in a tone of common respect. We can all disagree agreeably.
By ATWadmin On September 18th, 2010 at 7:52 pm
My wife and I had a big clean up and a clear out of our home study the other day. It’s the room where we end up putting stuff that we don’t know quite where to put elsewhere. Have you a room like that?
My wife lost her Mum in 2005 and I lost my Dad in 2007. We ended up with much of their personal effects, their little files, notes, photos, mementos. The sheer pain of going through these has meant we put if off for these past years but, on Wednesday, we finally got to grips with it.
For me, I have shied away from opening a little leather bag my Dad kept some of his photos and stuff in it. It was my school-bag when I was a teenager. He had not thrown it out and so it ended up back with me after his death. I went through it and some of the memories were quite fun to review. My Dad had a good sense of humour and he was laughing in many of the images. Likewise with my wife’s Mum, who I was also very close to, we were able to have a laugh as we went through some of the mementos. The pain does subside after time though the loss remains.
These are the sad duties that fall to those of us who lose our parents. They also mark the passing of eras. But I am glad that we did it and have a sense of catharsis from doing it.