The Herlocaust Wall of Global Crimes Against Women and Girls
" How then, how then can we stop it... by confronting it full force. Reaction in history has
never been pushed back by appeasing it, by excusing it, by tolerating it, by respecting it.
It has been pushed back by looking it straight in the eye and standing up to it full force. "
[The Wall] contains actual documentaries and news stories – not docu-dramas where the scripts may have been enhanced for greater impact or the stories simply re-enactments. Nor, have any of the names and faces of the victims been changed “to protect their privacy.”
These women want their names and faces known and the horror of their stories told, exactly as the they are living through them, in hopes that the voice of humanity will cry out all over the world against the atrocities they are enduring in their daily lives, simply because they were born female.
In Gaza, Muslims live under Sharia law as outlined in the Qur’an. Sharia says the maximum number of wives a man can have at any one time is four. Although 82-year-old Abu Talal al-Najar (photo above) has never had more than four wives at once, the senior citizen has had a total of 11 wives, which has resulted in him fathering over 30 children, and having 430 grandchildren.
Jon Donnison told the story for the BBC:
Legendary' Gaza man and his ever-growing family by Jon Donnison (BBC News, Jerusalem)
… Abu Talal is something of a legend in southern Gaza. With his many children (another 11 died over the years) he has spawned one of the strip's largest families.
"I was an only child myself," he tells me. "So I wanted to have a big family - plus it has just become something of a hobby," he laughs.
A greater amount of Americans have fallen below the U.S. low income threshold since the government began counting. Last year 43 million citizens fell to the low income classification, the Census Bureau found. After rising to 13.2 % in 2008, it jumped further to 14.3 percent last year. The poverty report is the latest in a long line of recent bad economic news Republicans are crowing about as the November election approaches. But a broader look over time indicates that conditions arose while Republicans were in power that contributed to today's low income rate. Low income activists aren't satisfied the Census Bureau statistics paints a true picture of what qualifies as financially poor within the U.S.. The other side has an opposite point of view. They say the poverty line is an insufficient way to determine who is financially poor and who isn't. Heeding the critics, Census Bureau statisticians will roll out a series of new measurements in an attempt to more fully define the poverty level from 2011 forward.
Poverty increases, but less than expected
"Krystal Ball, the 28-year-old Democratic candidate for Congress in the first district of Virginia, has recently been faced with a leak of several Facebook photos of her from a Christmas party six years ago. The photos have frequently been called racy and the credibility of her campaign has been questioned as a result."
Nisha Chittal really does tear this incident apart for what it is. Plain old double standard sexism. A friggin 22 yr. old woman having fun at a party is totally ridiculed by the right, the same ones who gave Scott Brown's 22 yr. old nude spread in Cosmo a pass.
On October 3rd, ABC News held a town hall meeting during its regular Sunday program, This Week. Christiane Amanpour served as moderator, and experts from both sides of the political divide were asked the question: “Should Americans fear Islam?”
It was during that program that Muslim cleric Anjem Choudary expressed his views. Choudary is known as the former leader of the extremist group Islam4UK, which is now outlawed in Britain. His comments during the program should give every American pause. You can hear them in the YouTube video below:
There is some interesting news happening in Indonesia, and since most of our media seems to ignore this type of news, NH’s Partizane will have to fill the void.
AsiaNews printed a story yesterday about the growing religious intolerance of Indonesian Muslims. A new poll shows that 57.8% of Indonesian Muslims oppose the construction of churches or other non-Muslim place of worship, and only 27.6% accept that non-Muslim teachers teach Muslims. Here's the AsiaNews article:
Religious intolerance rising among Indonesian Muslims by Mathias Hariyadi
Jakarta (AsiaNews) – Recent surveys indicate that Indonesian Muslims are increasingly intolerant of other religions, this according to a report published by the Jakarta-based Islamic National University (UIN). This has taken the form of non-acceptance by Muslims of non-Muslim teachers in public schools and opposition to new churches or non-Muslim places of worship.
Have you seen this?
Lt Colonel Terry Lakin has put his life on the line all over the world and served our country and its citizens with honor. Lakin was the lead flight surgeon charged with caring for Army Chief of Staff General George W. Casey’s flight crew. He is no slouch, and it’s difficult if not impossible to pigeon-hole him as some kind of weirdo.
Throughout his career, Lakin had to gain security clearance for the trusted positions he has held within our Armed Forces. Because Lakin has presented the information so many times and witnessed others inside and outside the military do the same thing, he took notice of President Obama’s failure to provide the same type of information. The Lt. Colonel was on a successful career path, when he put his career and his life on hold to do what his conscience told him he must. He asked himself: How can the military be expected to answer to a POTUS that has never been proven eligible?
In short, Lakin has questioned the President's "natural born" status, as mandated by the U.S. Constitution's Article II, Section 1. To this day, Lakin has not received a definitive response from the Department of Defense or his Congressional delegation assuring him of President Obama’s Constitutional eligibility. Lakin wants the same verification from the POTUS that he and most of the rest of us have provided countless times throughout our lives.ShareThis
I giggled when I saw this. Some people just can't help themselves; they are always rewriting reality:
Tough is not what I think of when I think of Barack Obama, but then I didn't think he deserved the Presidency or the Nobel Peace Prize and still don't ( so what do I know).ShareThis
Unbelievable if I didn't believe it. The scum murderers and crooks are back in the big fed contract for guards in Iraq.
Never mind the dead civilians. Forget about the stolen guns. Get over the murder arrests, the fraud allegations, and the accusations of guards pumping themselves up with steroids and cocaine. Through a “joint venture,” the notorious private-security firm Blackwater has won a piece of a five-year State Department contract worth up to $10 billion, Danger Room has learned.
Apparently, there is no misdeed so big that it can keep guns-for-hire from working for the government. And this is despite a 2008 campaign pledge from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to ban the company from federal contracts.
Eight private security firms have won State’s giant Worldwide Protective Services contract, the big Foggy Bottom partnership to keep embassies and their inhabitants safe. Two of those firms are longtime State contract holders DynCorp and Triple Canopy. The others are newcomers to the big security contract: EOD Technology, SOC, Aegis Defense Services, Global Strategies Group, Torres International Services and International Development Solutions LLC.ShareThis
A young gifted musician committed suicide last week, because of the cruelty and hard hearts of people he considered his friends. The story involves technology and privacy rights, but it really showcases how some people can completely victimize those they consider “the other”. It’s a scenario that happens to some degree in K-12 schools all over the world, but in this case it happened at a respected university and ended with the young victim taking his life.
Rutgers University student, Tyler Clementi (photo) committed suicide after learning his roommate (Dharun Ravi) and a friend (Molly Wei) live streamed a video of him in a sexual encounter with another male student. The video was taken without Clementi’s knowledge. The Clementi family’s attorney said the gifted musician jumped off the Washington State Bridge after he discovered that his privacy had been violated.ShareThis
[I've had no luck recently getting anything published on my blog, but have decided to have one more go at it just to bring these items to your attention]. Bolding is my emphasis -
That morning, in Dayton, Ohio, Palin annexed Clinton’s best line. To a cheering throng, she proclaimed: “It was rightly noted in Denver this week that Hillary left 18 million cracks in the highest, hardest glass ceiling in America. But it turns out the women of America aren’t finished yet, and we can shatter that glass ceiling once and for all!” Traister was outraged. Clinton had quit the race after enduring a ceaseless barrage of sexist slurs from the media and political detractors, attacks that belatedly stirred gender solidarity even among female voters who had resented her pro-Iraq-war vote, her centrism, her Clintonian legacy. As Traister watched the Palin apotheosis, she fumed. “The pinnacle of feminist self-congratulation to which Hillary had managed to ascend only in her losing moment,” she writes, “was the place from which Palin launched her candidacy.” Palin did so by “clambering over the backs, the bodies, the rights of the women on whose behalf she claimed to be working,” and “under the banner of feminism, a banner that had essentially been handed to her by a party that was not proud enough to march under it.”
Big Girls Don't Cry www.nytimes.com/2010/09/19/books/review/Schillinger-t.html
We seem to read and hear very little about Guantanamo these days. Bits and pieces do leak out every now and then, but rarely something that gives us an accurate picture of the life of prisoners there. I myself was unaware of how the situation had turned around, until I went to Canada’s small dead animals’ website and Kate linked to this “graphic” story and its caption at: http://pikchur.com/yJv :
ICE CREAM RATIONS: Found this fridge for Guantanamo detainee food in the rotunda of Camp 6, the most populous of the U.S. Navy base prison camps on Sept. 23, 2010 with nearly 90 captives. Until recently the prison camps boasted on their web site that they provided the 174 war on terror detainees with 5,500- 6,000 calories a day. This photo was reviewed and approved for release by a sailor at the U.S. Navy base. Carol Rosenberg/The Miami Herald by guantanamo on 09.23.10 @ 04:01 PM via Web
It’s true; a picture is worth a thousand words. A picture can tell us things quickly and succinctly, and we can learn from it. In this case, from my point of you, I have found out from the picture and its caption that terrorist-prisoners are eating well at Guantanamo and that they even get dessert.
Is that how everyone sees it? I don’t think so. Knowing how Progressives have reacted in the past, the refrigerator memo could be seen by them as a restriction that denies prisoners full sustenance. (See how their game is played? It’s like Alice in Wonderland going down the bunny hole.)
Some of us have tried to make sense of the old paradigm that seeks to divide America, so members of both parties can run this country according to the prevailing mindset of their puppet masters. The old paradigm is rooted in a conceptual framework discussed as Left vs. Right or Democrats vs. Republicans. It is steeped in terminology like Neo-Conservative, Neo-Liberal, DINO, and RINO.
The old paradigm and its accompanying terms encourage Americans to take sides against each other. Indeed, its prevailing purpose is to keep our eyes off the political theatre in which our elected leaders daily engage. It works to cover up the reality that America’s ruling class is filled with elitists, who have failed to provide the leadership a great nation needs to flourish and prosper.
This problem can be traced to the fact that our leaders have forgotten who we are and their relationship to us. Even more damning, they seem determined to dismiss us as insignificant.The last administration rushed us into war; this one hearts Socialism and is rushing us to the poorhouse.ShareThis
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spoke at the UN yesterday and used his time at the microphone to repeat his theories about 9/11. His major theory is that the US orchestrated the 9/11 attacks to save its economy and to reposition itself in the Middle East. His zinger is that our government killed 3,000 people to save Israel.
You can watch some of his comments here:
Once again the Grumpy Old Peckers(GOP) have taken out a contract on America. Contract to be paid for with more gross profits, yachts, island homes and private jets.
All we victims need do is put our hands over our eyes, plug our ears and forget all that history stuff. And oh yeah. Spread 'em folks because this remake of shaft will be painful.
We Americans really are dumb sometimes.ShareThis
Obama's Auntie Z is back in the news:
Hmmm, Zeituni Onyango can really pile it on thick. We owe her citizenship? She gets public housing plus disability payments, and she acts like we owe it to her?
Her attitude and language are sadly familiar. Obama’s auntie comes across as just another person who wants a piece of the shrinking pie, and she believes the rest of us should work to give it to her. (It must run in the family.)ShareThis
That is official. http://money.cnn.com/2010/09/20/news/economy/recession_over/index.htm
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- The Great Recession ended in June 2009, according to the body charged with dating when economic downturns begin and end. But the news comes amid rising fears of a double-dip recession.
The National Bureau of Economic Research, an independent group of economists, released a statement Monday saying economic data now clearly points to the economy turning higher last summer.
That makes the 18-month recession that started in December 2007 the longest and deepest downturn for the U.S. economy since the Great Depression.
And I agree with them.
Yes there are still millions unemployed and underemployed. I believe that the current employment crisis is due more to a radical change in our economy than to the recession itself. The long expected "Information Economy" has begun in earnest and the pain caused by the switch is what we are seeing. Normally jobs lost in recession are recaptured a year and a quarter later. This time, many of those jobs are gone forever.
This is not Bush's fault or Obama's fault. This is bigger than either of them.ShareThis
When I was in high school, Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle was required reading in “hog butcher to the world” country. The book highlighted the suffering of both the workers and the animals within the Chicago Stockyards. I was just a kid, but remember thinking then how lucky we were that the world had become more civilized.
Or so I thought, before I started reading and learning about Halal meat, i.e., the meat from an animal that is slaughtered the way Islam prescribes. (Halal means lawful or legal, a term designating to any object /action permissible to use or engage in, according to Sharia Islamic law. It is the opposite of haraam. When the term “Halal” is added to meat products, it designates food seen as permissible according to Sharia.
It turns out that Islam’s cruelty isn’t limited just to women, or young children, or non-Muslims, or Muslims of the wrong sect. Its cruelty is inflicted daily on hapless animals, and there doesn’t seem to be any remorse coming from anybody in the Ummah population concerning it.
Come to think about it, I haven’t heard a peep about it from the Progressives at PETA either. Does religious freedom override other moral considerations?
On September 22, Citizens United will premiere the documentary, Fire from the Heartland: The Reawakening of the Conservative Woman. Press releases say it is “the story of the awakening of a new generation of women that are at the forefront of today's conservative movement.” In short, the flick showcases the political story of this election cycle, the impact that Republican women are having on the GOP.
Here's the trailer:
This site was started in support of a woman. A woman fighting to convince America that work ethic, knowledge of issues and an open mind were all critically more important than oratory might.
Well, we can't win them all but we will never give up the core belief of Partizane, that any woman, even a so-called whacko from Delaware, that any woman is more qualifed to debate and solve the issues facing this country than are the men playing little boy's games with our future.
I admit it. I am 100% gender biased and devote my limited politcal time to the support of women candidates. Some would say that is just as bad as supporting Obama because he is black. I say it is just as bad as supporting Dems because they are blue and Repubs because they are red. Ideology no longer really matters, does it? All those Obama supporters thought they had a leftie but they got a DINO (Democrat in Name Only).
What does matter is to support those we trust to work towards the best solutions to the problems facing our great country. For me, that trust falls to women. I don't always understand the female psyche but I know that my Mother and my spousal bot get things done. Getting things done is sorely lacking in DC. Let's work to change that.ShareThis
Feisal Abdul Rauf, the Imam behind the controversial ground zero Mega-Mosque, is being sued by Union City, New Jersey. Reporter Steve Strumsky has been covering the story for the Star-Ledger this week, and the details of Strunsky’s report uncover a different side of the controversial religious cleric. According to newly filed court papers, Rauf is alleged to be a slumlord, who hasn’t addressed tenant and city complaints. (Too bad the Department of Justice didn’t do a background check on him, before the Whitehouse sent him to Muslim capitals as a spokesperson for the Obama administration at taxpayer expense.)
N.J. town files lawsuit against imam behind controversial mosque near Ground Zero by Steve Strunsky
Registered "Undeclared" can vote in either primary. I asked for the pink ballot and told the nice woman this was a first. I voted for one Republican, Kelly Ayotte, and left the rest of my ballot blank.
Kelly will most likely lose after leading from the get go. She was a Palin choice and the party choice but the whackos are coming out strong for one the man. A perennial candidate who's answer to every question is "cut taxes". And he happens to be a well dressed man in a suit.
Fingers crossed for Ayotte because I will not vote for the other asshat in the general. I should have known that my support of Ayotte was a bad thing. I always choose wrong. Right but wrong. Updates as the night goes on.
Kelly Ayotte is a sensible, middle of the road, hard working woman. Therefore she really had no chance. She was appointed by a GOP governor as the states first female Attorney General. Our 3 term Democratic Governor, John Lynch, kept her on because she is damned good at what she does. She's also honest and had to make some tough calls as AG. Those calls are where she was attacked by the men with millions of their own.ShareThis