Wait, let me help….GO HOME!

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The ultimate in stupid…we need generators and cots so we can stay away from work, build a media center and protest the people who make it possible. Hey, even a 12 year old knows when it’s time to come in from the cold…

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Saturday’s snow storm made life in Zuccotti Park miserable for Occupy Wall Street protesters.

Demonstrators were left drenched with rain and then snow as the storm moved through the region. Central Park set a record for both the date and the month of October with 2.9 inches of snow.

Those camping out in the park have been stockpiling donated blankets, scarves, coats and have been trying to get more tents, cots and tarps.

According to an “urgent” alert on their website, OWS is looking for a number of other donations, including waterproof boots, gloves, hats, hand and foot warmers and disposable foot covers among other things. The site says the protesters “are in need of emergency supplies crucial for cold weather survival (and occupation).”

The site says they also need cots to get protesters off the ground, adding that they don’t have any and “could really use these.”

Reportedly, some have been even getting winter weather survival tips from the homeless.

They say they’re also looking for thermal heaters after fire officials removed six of the protesters’ gas-powered generators from Zuccotti Park on Friday, saying it was safety issue.

“The argument could be made they just wanted to get at our power source,” said demonstrator Brian Najdanik.

Without generators, protesters were left with just flashlights and lanterns. Lights, cooking equipment and the media center at Zuccotti Park were all turned off.

Fire officials say storing gasoline in such packed quarters is simply too dangerous.

But the protesters are coming up with a new solution – a stationary bike and generator connected to a battery.

“We’ve got five bike-powered generator systems that are coming from Boston and we’ve got five more plus other ones that are going to supplement as well so we’re completely, completely off the grid,” said demonstrator Lauren Minis.

Insiders at Occupy Wall Street say they expect to have their media center and the food service area fully powered and illuminated by Monday.

The movement is also expected to reveal just how much money they have raised and spent in the first five weeks of the Occupy Wall Street campaign.

OWS has reportedly raised nearly $454,000 and has spent more than $50,000 so far for things like food, clothing, medical supplies, laundry, media and other expenses.

NY Republicans sell out on same sex marriage vote

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Wonder how this bill got passed this time? Money that’s how and the blame is on the Republicans this time….Don’t they know that the Tea Party people are watching them too and they can be voted out of office just as many Democrats were last November as well.

A pro-family group is vowing to continue the fight to protect Bible-based marriage in the wake of the state of New York legalizing “gay marriage.” The Republican-controlled Senate in the Empire State voted 33-29 late Friday to approve same-sex marriage. It was signed into law a few hours later, just before midnight, by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

 

Four of 32 Republicans gave the bill the necessary number to pass. Senator Stephen Saland voted against a similar measure in 2009, but voted for same-sex marriage. Senator Mark Grisanti, a Roman Catholic who campaigned on the fact that he would protect marriage, also supported the bill Friday, saying he apologized “to those I offend.” Fellow Republican senators James Alesi and Roy McDonald joined them in voting for the measure.

Opponents say the new law redefined a fundamental part of society, and vowed to campaign against senators — especially Republicans who changed their votes at the last minute — in next year’s re-election campaigns. Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), calls it “a tragic day” for both New York and the United States.

Brian Brown (National Organization for Marriage)“The people of New York were robbed of the right to vote directly on this issue, and the legislature forced this on the state,” he tells OneNewsNow. “And really, the blame lies with the Republican Party — for those four Republicans deciding to abandon the principles of the Republican Party and betray their voters. That’s what happened, and they’re going to be held accountable.”

The New York Times reports the governor personally played a major role in lobbying those Republicans who reversed their earlier votes. According to that report, Cuomo delivered their votes with the promise of substantial campaign contributions from prominent Republican donors Paul Singer, Cliff Asness, and Daniel Loeb. The Times says those donors “had the influence and the money to insulate nervous senators from conservative backlash” if they supported the same-gender marriage legislation.

Within days after meeting with Cuomo, those wealthy Republican donors reported back to the governor that they were on board. “Each of them cut six-figure checks to the lobbying campaign that eventually totaled more than $1-million,” says The Times.

NOM’s Brown says his group has doubled its previous pledge to protect marriage, promising to commit at least $2 million during elections in 2012 to oust the Republicans who voted for same-sex marriage. “What needs to happen now, and what I’m confident will happen, is that the legislature of New York needs to be remade to represent the will of the voters of New York,” he says.


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The bill makes New York only the third state, after Vermont and New Hampshire, to legalize marriage through a legislative act and not via a court ruling.

Entire article @ One News now

Coming to your town: More TSA Checkpoints and Patrols

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I’ve been saying this type thing was coming for a while now. They’ll even have roving check points on our highways with the TSA in due time if we don’t buck it. This is all unconstitutional.I don’t think the American people will put up this this much “security”. Being stopped everywhere and checked all the time without warrants or probable cause? Come on now. This is not Nazi Germany and we don’t need to give up our liberties to be safe like the government wants us to.

Ben Franklin wisely said, “They that can give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. And he’s right, because the more liberty you give up to the government, the more you become enslaved to them.


Ground Zero Mosque Applies for $5M Federal Grant

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Can you believe this? Here’s something to raise your blood pressure again Carl and everyone else I”m sure as well. The brass these people have. Build a mosque at ground zero isn’t enough insult, now they want us to help pay for it.

Audacious: Ground Zero Mosque Applies for $5M Federal Grant

Developers of the controversial Park51 Islamic community center and mosque located one tenth of a mile from Ground Zero earlier this month applied for roughly $5 million in federal grant money set aside for the redevelopment of lower Manhattan after the attacks of September 11th, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the matter.

The audacious move stands to reignite the embers of a divisive debate that dominated headlines surrounding the 9th anniversary of the attacks this fall, say people vested in the issue.

The application was submitted under a “community and cultural enhancement” grant program administered by the Lower Manhattan Redevelopment Corporation (LMDC), which oversaw the $20 billion in federal aid allocated in the wake of 9/11 and is currently doling out millions in remaining taxpayer funds for community development. The redevelopment board declined to comment on the application (as did officials from Park51), citing the still ongoing and confidential process of determining the grant winners.

Entire article at The Daily Beast

Muslims Praying in Paris Streets today – - unbelievable!!!!!

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Here is an example of what’s happening in Paris France today. A hidden camera caught this video

 

$27 million to change NYC signs from all-caps

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The Federal Government telling a city of a State what kind of street signs to use? Where does the Constitution give them the authority to do this? Excuse me if I can’t find it in the Constitution.

$27 million to change NYC signs from all-caps

The Capital of the World is going lower-case.

Federal copy editors are demanding the city change its 250,900 street signs — such as these for Perry Avenue in The Bronx — from the all-caps style used for more than a century to ones that capitalize only the first letters.

Changing BROADWAY to Broadway will save lives, the Federal Highway Administration contends in its updated Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, citing improved readability.

At $110 per sign, it will also cost the state $27.6 million, city officials said.

“We have already started replacing the signs in The Bronx,” city Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan told The Post. ‘We will have 11,000 done by the end of this fiscal year, and the rest finished by 2018.”

$27 million to turn PERRY AV into Perry Av

$27 million to turn PERRY AV into Perry Av

It appears e.e. cummings was right to eschew capital letters, federal officials explain.

Studies have shown that it is harder to read all-caps signs, and those extra milliseconds spent staring away from the road have been shown to increase the likelihood of accidents, particularly among older drivers, federal documents say.

The new regulations also require a change in font from the standard highway typeface to Clearview, which was specially developed for this purpose.

As a result, even numbered street signs will have to be replaced.

“Safety is this department’s top priority,” Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said last year, in support of the new guidelines. “These new and updated standards will help make our nation’s roads and bridges safer for drivers, construction workers and pedestrians alike.”

The Highway Administration acknowledged that New York and other states “opposed the change, and suggested that the use of all upper-case letters remain an option,” noting that “while the mixed-case words might be easier to read, the amount of improvement in legibility did not justify the cost.”

To compensate for those concerns, in 2003, the administration allowed for a 15-year phase-in period ending in 2018.

Although the city did not begin replacing the signs until earlier this year, Sadik-Khan said they will have no trouble meeting the deadline, as some 8,000 signs a year are replaced annually simply due to wear and tear.

The new diminutive signs, which will also feature new reflective sheeting, may also reflect a kinder, gentler New York, she said.

“On the Internet, writing in all caps means you are shouting,” she said. “Our new signs can quiet down, as well.”

New York Post

Wellesley, Massachusetts Public School Students Learn to Pray to Allah

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What if a Christian Church had done this? America you better wake up!!! As you hear the lady in the video say the Muslim woman there was very close to proselytizing the young children, see how Muslims treat Christians if they think they were proselytizing Muslims….

UK medic may have been killed for working with Christian group

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‘Five pillars of Islam’ taught in public school

Then consider as you watch this video…..Al-taqiyya and dissimulation are words used for a practice of  Muslims blatantly lying to non-Muslims. All but some of the most  fundamental Muslims consider the act of Al-taqiyya or lying to  non-Muslims to be a good work. This is very important when one
remembers that, in Islam, salvation is determined by good works.
This means that a Muslim lying to a non-Muslim is that Muslim
doing a good work to earn salvation. It is almost equivalent to
a Christian accepting Jesus as his savior.

Wellesley, Massachusetts Public School Students Learn to Pray to Allah

In late May of 2010, Wellesley, Massachusetts public middle school students took a field trip to the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center – a controversial Saudi-funded mega-mosque run by the Muslim American Society of Boston. There, the students were separated by gender and the boys were asked to join the Muslim adults in their prayer. Several of the public school boys took part.

The video was taken inside the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center – Boston’s controversial Saudi-funded mega-mosque during a Wellesley Middle School social studies trip to the mosque, ostensibly taken to learn about the history of Islam first-hand. Yet the video reveals that the students are being blatantly mis-educated (lied to..remember -Al-taqiyya) about Islam. A mosque spokesperson is seen teaching the children that in Mohammed’s 7th century Arabia women were allowed to vote, while in America women only gained that right a hundred years ago. This seems to be an increasingly recurring theme in American schools – the denigration of western civilization and the glorification of Islamic history and values. In fact, just recently, the American Textbook Council revealed that the New York State high school regents exam whitewashes the atrocities that occurred during the imperialistic Islamic conquest of Christian Byzantium, Persia, the African continent, and the Indian subcontinent, even as it demonizes European colonialism in South America.

The mosque spokesperson also taught the students that the only meaning of Jihad in Islam is a personal spiritual struggle, and that Jihad has historically had no relationship with holy war. As far as we know, the school has not corrected these false lessons.

Our organization, APT, is a non-profit group run by Jews, Christians and authentically moderate Muslims opposed to the radicalization of America’s historically moderate Muslim community. For the past three years we’ve been sounding the alarm about  the radical leadership and Saudi funding of the Boston mega-mosque and the organization that runs it, the Muslim American Society, which has been labeled by Federal prosecutors as “the overt arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in America.”

The Islamic Society of Boston was founded by Abdulrahman Alamoudi, who is currently serving 23 years in jail on terror charges. For years, its board of trustees included Yusuf al Qaradawi, the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood who was banned by Bill Clinton from the United States in 1999. Qaradawi now chairs the Muslim American Society’s university, which offers classes inside the mosque.  Over half the mosque’s $15.5 million price tag was funded by wealthy Saudis and since it opened, several of its leaders, donors and members have been implicated in Islamic extremism.

Oussama Ziade, a big donor to the mosque, is now a fugitive in Lebanon after being  indicted in 2009 for dealing in the assets of an Al Qaeda financier.  Ahmad Abousamra, the son of the Boston Muslim American Society’s former vice-president Abdulbadi Abousamra, is now a fugitive in Syria, fleeing the country before being indicted in 2009 on charges of aiding Al Qaeda. One of the mosque’s imams, Abdullah Faaruuq, was captured on tape in 2010 telling followers to “pick up the gun and the sword” and to defend another local terrorist Aafia Siddiqui from the U.S. government. Siddiqui, who was one of the imam’s congregants, is an MIT graduate and Al Qaeda member awaiting sentencing for attempting to murder FBI agents in Afghanistan while shouting “death to America.” (LINK)

The mosque leadership continues to be embraced by top Massachusetts political and religious leaders. These include Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, as well as a group of local progressive rabbis and Christian clergy, who all insist despite evidence to the contrary that the mosque is moderate and its critics are just bigots.

Indeed, this is a familiar refrain by leaders nationwide in response to the increasing public realization that Islamic leaders are not as moderate as they present themselves. Radicalism is growing and many moderate Muslims have been silenced. In various parts of the country, public schools are allowing Muslim extremists to promote Islam to our children. Something’s broken here. Our leadership is failing. It’s now up to ordinary citizens to fix it.

Big Peace

New York imam says moving mosque could incite Muslim backlash

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Seems like this Imam is starting to threaten the US if it doesn’t acquiesce to Islam……Now we will have a Muslim backlash and Terrorist attacks if the mosque is not built? But Islam is a peaceful religion?

New York imam says moving mosque could incite Muslim backlash

If planned centre is moved from site near Ground Zero, radicals could see Islam as under attack in US, says cleric

The imam behind the controversial plan to build an Islamic centre and mosque near New York‘s Ground Zero site has said he is “exploring all options” and “everything is on the table”, in the face of a firestorm of politically driven protest against the project.

In a speech to the Council on Foreign Relations in New York today, Feisal Abdul Rauf expressed frustration that “radical extremists have hijacked our discourse”, and warned that moving the mosque could prompt a violent backlash from some Muslims abroad.

Rauf said the Islamic centre’s advisers had been looking at “every option” including delaying construction. The imam has also suggested that the centre could expand to provide space for people of other faiths alongside Muslims.

“Everything is on the table,” he said. “We really are focused on solving it … I give you my pledge.”

Rauf said it was “absolutely disingenuous” to suggest that the site of the planned construction was “hallowed ground” when there is a strip club and betting shops nearby. He defended the need for the project.

“In recent days some people have asked: is there really a need for an Islamic community centre in lower Manhattan? Is it worth all this firestorm? The answer is a categorical yes,” he said.

Yesterday, Rauf told ABC News that the controversy had “been used for political purposes” and that there was “growing Islamophobia in this country”. He said the “discourse has been, to a certain extent, hijacked by the radicals.”

“The radicals on both sides, the radicals in the United States and the radicals in the Muslim world, feed off each other. And to a certain extent, the attention that they’ve been able to get by the media has even aggravated the problem,” he said.

Asked why, when more than two-thirds of New Yorkers say they want the Islamic centre built somewhere else, he would not do that, Rauf said: “My major concern with moving it is that the headline in the Muslim world will be Islam is under attack in America, this will strengthen the radicals in the Muslim world, help their recruitment, this will put our people – our soldiers, our troops, our embassies, our citizens – under attack in the Muslim world, and we have expanded and given and fueled terrorism.”

Rauf said he might have done some things differently if he had realised the Islamic centre would provoke the reaction that has engulfed it. “I would never have done it. I’m a man of peace. I mean the whole objective of peace work is not to do something that would provoke controversy,” he said.

Guardian .co.UK

Ground Zero Imam Rauf Says America is Sharia Law Compliant

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This is a 1st I have ever heard of this! Ground Zero Mosque Imam: America is “Sharia Compliant State” – CSPAN Dateline: Washington DC In a 2004 lecture on his book on Book TV entitled,  “What is Right With Islam”…..Feisal Abdul Rauf

Just listen to his twisted logic comparing the Constitution with a 7th century jurist statement comparing it to Sharia Law and notice how the people in the audience when he says this is how “American is Sharia compliant” start laughing…………..I bet most of those people aren’t laughing now.

Ground Zero Mosque Backers Won’t Rule Out Taking Funds from Saudi Arabia, Iran

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Notice how these PC media people have already took the words ‘Ground Zero Mosque’ out of the title of the article below. Attempting to smooth things over.

Islamic Center Backers Won’t Rule Out Taking Funds from Saudi Arabia, Iran

The developers behind the (Mosque) Islamic center planned for a site near Ground Zero won’t rule out accepting financing from the Mideast — including from Saudi Arabia and Iran — as they begin searching for $100 million needed to build the project.

The religious organization and the development company behind the center declined to say how much of the $100 million needed to build the facility has already been raised.

“We are in the planning stages,” said Oz Sultan, spokesman for the center now called Park51. “We have just started the process of fundraising planning.”

Sultan said it would take three to six months to establish a plan on how to raise the needed capital. He said any fundraising campaign would begin domestically, but he would not comment on whether it would extend overseas or to foreign governments.

“We’ll look at all available options within the United States to start. We’re hoping to fund this predominately from domestic donors. That can be everything from institutions all the way down to personal [contributors,]” said Sultan.

When asked if they would then turn to foreign donors, Sultan replied, “I can’t comment on that.”

Pressed on whether the developers were willilng rule out accepting donations from the governments of Saudi Arabia or Iran, he repeated, “I can’t comment on that.”

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The center, in the works for over a year, has become a nationwide controversy as the anniversary of 9/11 approaches. Critics charge that having what they call a mosque so close what they consider hallowed ground is insensitive and an insult to the victims’ families, especially since the attack was perpetrated in the name of Islam. (It certainly is and that’s the main problem. It’s not a 1st amendment problem, it’s the lack of sensitivity and respect for what happened on 9/11)

Fifteen of the 19 terrorists were Saudi Arabian and funding from that country could further anger those already opposed to the mosque. Many mosques in the U.S. have been funded in part with Saudi money.

Iran has been designated a sponsor of terrorism by the U.S. government.

ABC News

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