Iowa’s GOP Senate candidates vow to block judges who won’t follow ‘biblical law’

the christian counter jihad movement are silent on this.


Four Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate fell over themselves to show deference to religious right voters in a forum sponsored Friday by The Family Leader.

Right Wing Watch reported three of the candidates vowed they would block federal judge nominees who did not adhere to “natural law,” which the candidates described as handed down by God.

Radio host and retired Air Force colonel Sam Clovis (pictured above) said he would use natural law as a “litmus test” for judges, while Sarah Palin-backed state Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Red Oak) said judges and senators should understand U.S. laws “come from God” and make their decisions “within that criteria.”







Mayors ask Ban to aid nuke ban treaty

The mayors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki met with U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Monday to hand over about 210,000 signatures of citizens calling for negotiations on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons.

The signatures were collected over the past year by Mayors of Peace in 6,000 cities all over the world, including the two cities the United States A-bombed during the war in August 1945.

During the meeting at U.N. headquarters in New York, Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui and Nagasaki Mayor Tomihisa Taue also made a written request for Ban to play a leading role in giving birth to the nuclear ban treaty at an early date.

In the request, Matsui and Taue stressed nuclear weapons are “the ultimate inhumane weapons and an absolute evil.”

“Hiroshima and Nagasaki were reduced to ruins, in both cases by a single atomic bomb, and more than 210,000 people from the two cities lost their precious lives,” the mayors said. “Even today, many A-bomb survivors still struggle with radiation aftereffects.”

According to Matsui, Ban said municipal governments play extremely important roles in tackling nuclear problems. In response, the Hiroshima mayor expressed hope that the U.N. chief will ask leaders of member countries to visit Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

“If lawmakers of each country visit A-bombed sites and think of the importance of lives beyond state boundaries, people’s determination to abolish nuclear weapons would be strengthened,” Matsui said.


Lam points to meeting of minds on election reform

Lam points to meeting of minds on election reform

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Acting chief executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor says a couple of the points in the Bar Association’s views on how elections should run match the administration’s thinking.

Speaking ahead of the weekly Executive Council meeting, Lam noted that the association believes only members of the nominating committee can put up candidates for the chief executive election.

“This point is consistent with our secretary for justice’s article, which stated that civil nomination or nominations by political parties do not comply with the Basic Law,” she said.

The association also said any proposal to add the entire electorate to the nominating committee would violate the Basic Law.


“This is because it would not comply with the principle of being broadly representative,” Lam remarked.

Lam went on to point out that officials are still studying the composition of the nominating committee, the electoral base, the number of candidates and whether there should be a ceiling.

But Lam did not address the Bar Association’s remarks about a “love country, love Hong Kong” requirement for chief executive being highly questionable as a matter of law.

She did say that submissions in the first phase of consultations on reform point to people wanting the “one person, one vote” system for electing the chief executive while complying with the Basic Law and decisions of the National People’s Congress.

In the second phase, she added, the administration will weigh such views in offering its own ideas.

The first phase of consultation closes on Saturday. KELLY IP

Canadian aid group accused of helping Hamas branded as ‘terrorist’

TORONTO – A Canadian organization that provided humanitarian aid to Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza has been formally branded a terrorist group before the start of a court battle over the revocation of its charitable status.

In a letter to the International Relief Fund for the Afflicted and Needy, the RCMP said the federal government had added the group to a list of “terrorist entities” as of April 24.

“IRFAN is now classified as a ‘terrorist group’ under Canadian law,” the letter from Supt. Stephane Bonin states.

“As a consequence, any property or asset belonging to IRFAN is now frozen.”

The letter offers no reason for the listing decision but Canada Revenue Agency has said the organization supported Hamas, itself branded as a terrorist organization.

A statement Tuesday from Public Affairs Minister Steven Blaney noted CRA’s contention — which was to be argued in court next week — that IRFAN provided aid to groups run by officials of, or who supported Hamas.

IRFAN, based in Mississauga, Ont., sent about $14.6 million in resources to “various organizations associated with Hamas” between 2005 and 2009, the statement said.

The non-profit IRFAN was due in Federal Court of Appeal on May 6 to contest a 2011 CRA decision to revoke its charitable status because of its alleged ties to Hamas and failure to keep proper records.

No one for IRFAN was available to comment, but a lawyer speaking for the group condemned the listing as an attack on humanitarian support for Palestinians.

IRFAN did not know the terrorist listing was in the works and had no opportunity to respond or offer its side of the story, Ottawa-based lawyer Yavar Hameed said in an interview.

There’s no evidence the group did any direct funding of Hamas, he said.

“This listing happens days before we are to present arguments for the first time to the Federal Court of Appeal, so we’re very concerned about the timing with which this listing happens which completely undermines any ability for this organization to work as a charity,” Hameed said.

“On its face, we believe it is an unfair and unconstitutional decision that has been taken.”

Hameed also said the listing was a “nail in the coffin” for Canadian humanitarian support for “orphans and destitute” Palestinians and wondered if the decision was politically motivated.

Even acting for IRFAN as a lawyer puts him in a “tenuous” position because any support for the group could be seen to run afoul of the Criminal Code, he said, adding it is only the second time a Canadian domestic organization has been listed as terrorist group.

Blaney’s statement noted “severe penalties” are in place for those who run afoul of the listing law.

“Canada will not tolerate terrorist activities including the financing of terrorist groups,” Blaney said.

“IRFAN-Canada has knowingly financed Hamas, a listed terrorist entity, for many years.”

In revoking its charitable status that followed two audits over 10 years, CRA referred to unproven suggestions from the U.S. government that IRFAN had ties to an Hamas-linked American aid group.

It also claims IRFAN “repeatedly misrepresented its fundraising activities to the public” and that the revocation decision was fair and legal.

It was not immediately clear whether the Federal Court of Appeal case against CRA had been rendered moot by Ottawa’s listing decision.

Is it worth fighting idiots? by thunderf00t


These people are just attention whore and losers, surely if you just ignore them they will go away?

I wish it were true, but history has shown us that things like this do not just ‘go away’ if you ignore them.
Some random examples… Christianity, Fox News, Feminism, Scientology, Islam, Glen Beck, Sarah Palin, Ray Comfort, and so the list goes on.

If left unchallenged, dumb ideas will happily spread.
-This is why we fight!


Oklahoma district Bible class: Sinners will suffer


OKLAHOMA CITY — A high school curriculum supported by Hobby Lobby chain president Steve Green, billed as a way to teach archaeology, history and the arts through Bible stories, also tells students God is always there in times of trouble and that sinners must “suffer the consequences” of disobeying.


The Mustang School Board in suburban Oklahoma City voted this month to place the Museum of the Bible’s curriculum in its schools as an elective for a one-year trial after being assured that the intent is not to proselytize but to use the Bible to explain key principles in the arts and sciences.

While the course does explain the inspiration behind famous works of art and holds a prism to historical events, it also endorses behavior for religious reasons and implies that bad things happen as a direct result of disregarding God’s rules.

The Associated Press obtained a draft copy of the curriculum from the American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma, which got it from the school district. The ACLU and the Freedom From Religion Foundation say using the curriculum raises constitutional issues and want the school district to reconsider.

Goshen College declares all male students who stare at women are rapists

This website has seen many students, faculty members, and administrators – especially in “higher education” – say some pretty dumb and hateful things about men and boys, often with the general support or acquiescence of the academic community. It has happened so much that it is increasingly hard to top the moral contortions and blind hatred they have pushed out over the years, like an unregulated megacorporation spilling toxic waste into the public drinking water.

But this case is pushing it. Straight from the Goshen College website, on a page titled “What men can do to stop rape”:

“Don’t allow psychological rape or commit it yourself. Psychological rape consists of verbal harassment, whistles, kissing noises, heavy breathing, sly comments or stares. These are all assaults on any woman’s sense of well-being.”

That’s it, men. It’s time to come to terms with our Patriarchal Privilege™. We actually are all rapists. We just never knew it until Goshen College told us.

Of course, under this definition most (if not all) women would be rapists as well. But as Feminists & Friends have told us in the past, since rape is all about The Patriarchy™ men cannot be raped anyway.

And neither can boys be raped, even by female teachers in lower education. Because rape is all about male privilege and male power, and since women do not have either of those things, male victims of rape don’t exist. Hence the need for these “don’t rape, you rapist!” campaigns to exclusively target men.

And remember: according to the wisdom of everyday Feminists, misandry doesn’t exist. And feminist extremism is “a thing of the past” and “totally not mainstream.”

Drake Sued Over Sample Listed as Being Properly Licensed


Realness, or Drake’s new-school conception of it, is central to his persona, but does that apply to liner notes? The Toronto rapper and singer may need to pay a pretty penny for“Pound Cake/Paris Morton Music 2,” the expansive Jay Z collaboration from last year’sNothing Was the Same. According to TMZ, a lawsuit claims Drake never got approval to use the track’s opening sample despite liner notes indicating he did get that permission.

The lawsuit, filed by the estate of late jazz musician Jimmy Smith, concerns the use of Smith’s 1982 “Jimmy Smith Rap.” The complaint names Drake, label Cash Money, and others, and the estate reportedly wants more than $300,000. No word from the October’s Very Own camp just yet on the matter.

The case brings to mind a slightly different lawsuit, against Frank Ocean, who credited various other songwriters in the liner notes for “Super Rich Kids” but was hit with a claim by another relevant copyright holder. And while it can’t yet be said that every lawsuit is Drake v. Drake, the “Hold On, We’re Going Home” singer definitely is no stranger to legal paperwork. There was a Chicago touring dispute late last year, a whole mess over the woman’s voice on “Marvins Room,” and then who could forget Drake’s spat with Chris Brown?

In more recent Drake goings-on, watch him poke fun at himself with strangers’ help on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and catch him when he hosts the ESPYs on July 16.

Chase Bank Slams the Door on More Porn Stars


LOS ANGELES — Chase Bank has reportedly sent out letters to hundreds of porn stars notifying them that their accounts would be closed on May 11. Teagan Presley confirmed to XBIZ that her personal account was one of the ones shut down.

“I got a letter and it was like please cancel all transactions, please fix your automatic pay account and make sure everything’s taken care of by May 11,” Presley told XBIZ. “I called them and they told me that because I am, I guess, public and am recognizable in the adult business, they’re closing my account. Even though I don’t use my account, it’s my personal account that I’ve had since I was 18, when it was Washington Mutual before Chase bought them out.”

One of the letters, posted here by Perez Hilton, succinctly informs the recipient of the impending closure without citing specific reasons.


United Kingdom: High street lawyers to get formal training in Islamic Sharia law

High street lawyers are being offered formal training in Islamic Sharia Law by the professional body which represents solicitors, The Sunday Telegraph can disclose.

A new training course being run by the Law Society this summer is described as an “introduction to Islamic Sharia law for small firms”.

Critics said the fact that the Law Society was offering training in Sharia law created the “perception” that it was now “a legal discipline”.

It comes after the Society controversially published guidance last month to allow high street solicitors to draw up Sharia-compliant wills.

On Monday around 100 anti-Sharia law campaigners are expected toprotest outside the Society’s head office in the heart of London’s legal establisment.