Saturday, December 7, 2013

breaking a silence of seventy years

'If you live, please tell our story'


Dan Bloom
Daily Mail
5 December 2013

"Remembering her terrible first night at Auschwitz, she said: 'The girl told me that her and her sister were going to be experimented on.

'She said they were then going to be gassed and therefore exterminated. She made me promise to tell the story of the camps, if I were to live."

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Hat tip: The Algemeiner

don't go planning a visit to Sweden

Illegal Somali Islamist Rapes Dead Swedish Woman


Janna Brock
Freedom Outpost
5 December 2013

"The woman who died at the hands of a violent Islamic rapist is not named, but her story leaves a lasting imprint on the psyche. "

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ADDITIONAL LINKS
Swedish article on incident [Google translation not very good]
Includes prosecutor's 'reasoning' for not deporting Somali criminal
Essay on rape of Swedish women (with chart) October 2013
The Rule of Numbers (a reminder: have listed this link before)

NOTE
The article at Freedom Outpost includes a video clip that contains an interview with a Swedish therapist who counsels rape victims. Be sure not to overlook.

still undecided but...

Fox News sees the light on Snowden


Cliff Kincaid
Renew America
5 December 2013

"In other words, NSA leaker Edward Snowden, who has been charged with espionage, stole NSA documents and leaked them for the express purpose of weakening America's defenses against terrorism. To put it another way, Snowden was never the "whistleblower" he claimed to be, but has been serving the interests of America's enemies and adversaries."

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COMMENTARY
I remain wary even now of exactly what Snowden is up to.

Yet he remains to me (as yet) a possible folk hero. (See earlier posts via topicary to your right for more on that idea.)

However, some degree of an America that is "sources, methods and surveillance activities overseas, rather than the privacy rights of American citizens" just might be on the other side of the continuing to be drawn in the sand line of the true America all true Americans remain willing to die for...

And yes, this 'new' America along with its sources, methods, etc., can be traced, as if an undulating veil in a light morning breeze, through a great many administrations.

Not just Mr. Obama's.

Something has an awful smell in Denmark, and exposing the source of what America has become is not necessarily going to mean Snowden is aiding the enemy.

Jury still out on this one.

And/or still a tough one to call.

how 'bout that hope and change

Uh oh: 7 in 10 Doctors Boycotting California's Obamacare Exchange


Leah Barkoukis
Town Hall
6 December 2013

"Physicians, like I’m sure most working adults, would rather not be paid a fraction of what their services are worth, so are choosing not to participate. This in turn means the pool of doctors available to patients will be smaller."

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the people's President

Rise of the “Uber-President”: Obama Rewrites Laws, Ignores the Constitution


Lily Dane
Activist Post
4 December 2013

"Rep. Bob Goodlatte, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, told Fox News that Obama has been altering and changing laws enacted by Congress, and overstepped his legal authority when he made changes to Obamacare.

“Our constitutional law professor president needs a refresher course on the separation of powers provisions in our United States Constitution,” said Goodlatte, a Republican from Virginia.

Goodlatte said Obama has also made changes to other laws, including some on immigration, EPA regulations, and “a whole host of other areas.”"

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ADDITIONAL LINKS
Prepared Statement of Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz
Opinion and analysis of key points of hearing (Walid Shoebat/Foundation)
Committee on the Judiciary
Summation from PJ Media
Waving the magic pen (The minimum wage question)
Question of our complicity in