METI plans bilingual app that scans sake labels

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/06/28/national/meti-plans-bilingual-app-scans-sake-labels/#.VZBpdflViko

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry plans to develop a free smartphone app that scans sake labels to provide information in Japanese and English.

The app will display such data as alcohol content, the variety of rice used and recommended drinking temperatures, as well as information on where the breweries are located. It will also display videos about the sake-brewing process.

The move is part of the Cool Japan campaign, a government effort to promote Japanese culture overseas. The ministry plans to release the app in October.

The app will initially be tested on about 10 brands of sake, with coverage slated to expand in fiscal 2016 beginning next April, and beyond. The ministry hopes to eventually cover 1,000 or more of the 1,700 to 1,900 brands available in Japan, officials said.

Takakuwa Art Printing, which prints about 70 percent of the sake labels in Japan, will cooperate with the ministry in providing the data.

According to the National Tax Agency, sake exports in 2014 rose about 10 percent to ¥1.15 billion compared with the previous year, breaking the record for the fifth year in a row.

While there are no standards governing the use of sake labels or definitive translations of sake-related words. The ministry hopes that the app will address these issues and help raise sales overseas.

In another effort to promote overseas sales, the tax agency plans to define only sake made in Japan from domestically grown rice as “Japanese sake.”

Toward the Feminist Dystopia

http://theothermccain.com/2015/06/28/toward-the-feminist-dystopia/

@JanetheActuary is an outside-the-box thinker you should follow on Twitter, and her musing today on Patheos deserves notice:

The increasing unmarriagableness of men is often identified as the reason why the rates of unwed motherhood have climbed so much . . . Women report thinking of the father of their child as “just a child himself” — whether because young women tend to be more mature than their same-aged counterparts or whether motherhood itself makes those women more mature. . . .

She then notes an apparent tendency toward bisexual/lesbian “experimentation” among young women and considers the possibility of women forming what might be called pseudo-lesbian families:

If women, to a significant degree, give up on men and form all-female households, no specific woman has harmed any specific man. But the harm to men, and society, in general, would be significant.

She asks if this is “too far-fetched,” but in fact this is already happening in various ways. Most women in their 20s nowadays are unmarried, and most of those women share apartments with other young women. Although the vast majority of these women do not think of themselves as bisexual (and certainly not lesbian), the shortage of marriageable males results in these young women experiencing conflicts and instability in their relationships with men, so that their female friends and roommates are a more enduring emotional influence in their lives than are their on-again/off-again boyfriends. We should not be the least bit surprised if some women in this predicament “give up on men,” and feminist theory would certainly encourage women to do this:

“In terms of the oppression of women, heterosexuality is the ideology of male supremacy. In order for men to have a justification for exploiting women and an ability to enforce that exploitation, heterosexuality has to become, not merely an act in relation to impregnation, but the dominant ideology.”

That was first published 40 years ago in a book co-edited by Charlotte Bunch, who subsequently became a distinguished academic at Rutgers University and in 1999 was honored with the Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights by President Bill Clinton. (Click here to see C-SPAN video of Hillary Clinton’s speech at the December 1999 ceremony.)

You must never forget: Feminism Is Queer!

Feminism is Queer is an introduction to the intimately related disciplines of gender and queer theory. While guiding the reader through complex theory, the author develops the original position of “queer feminism,” which presents queer theory as continuous with feminist theory. While there have been significant conceptual tensions between second wave feminism and traditional lesbian and gay studies, queer theory offers a paradigm for understanding gender, sex, and sexuality that avoids the conflict in order to develop solidarity among those interested in feminist theory and those interested in lesbian and gay rights.

You see this is not “fringe” feminism or “extreme” feminism. This is simply what feminism means for university students in the 21st century.Feminism is Queer is a 2010 textbook whose author, Mimi Marinucci, is a professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Eastern Washington University. Accepting feminist gender theory, as I’ve explained, requires the de-normalization of everything:

To be a feminist means that you cease to believe that there is anything natural about the human condition and, furthermore, you must reject everything “normal” as inherently oppressive. . . . By constantly sharing everything, all their feelings and stories and selfies, feminists forge the bonds of Radical Sisterhood, as they struggle to overthrow the power of Male Supremacy.

My book, Sex Trouble: Radical Feminism and the War Against Human Nature, explains this in depth. Based on the writings of dozens of feminist authors — Kate Millett, Susan Brownmiller, Dee Graham, Judith Butler, Sheila Jeffreys, et al. — who are quoted at length, Sex Trouble exposes the anti-male/anti-heterosexual ideology of what can only be described as a Totalitarian Movement to Destroy Civilization as We Know It.

Canada: Convert to Islam approves of jihad attacks on Canadian police & military

http://www.jihadwatch.org/2015/06/canada-convert-to-islam-approves-of-jihad-attacks-on-canadian-police-military

We see it again and again: when someone in the West converts to Islam, he or she no longer considers himself to be a citizen of the country of his birth. Loyalty to the umma, the global Muslim community, supersedes all national allegiances.

Meanwhile, law enforcement officials should consider the fact that while Muslim groups are making concerted efforts to convert young Westerners to Islam, no non-Muslim groups are making any attempt to counter those efforts. One might think, in light of the story of Aaron Driver and so many others like him, that authorities would see doing so as a matter of national security. But that would be “Islamophobic.”

“Aaron Driver defends ISIS, attack on Parliament, but denies he’s a threat,” by Caroline Barghout,CBC News, June 24, 2015:

Aaron Driver doesn’t consider himself a terror threat and doesn’t think Canadians should fear him, despite the Winnipeg man’s justification of the attacks on police and military members here at home.

“I think if a country goes to war with another country, or another people or another community, they have to be prepared for things like that to happen,” Driver said in a nearly 90-minute phone conversation with CBC News.

“And when it does happen, they shouldn’t act surprised. They had it coming to them. They deserved it.”

Driver was arrested near his home in Winnipeg’s Charleswood neighbourhood on June 4 and detained for eight days. RCMP took his custom-made computer, phone, flash drives and Qur’an.

RCMP want a peace bond against him, saying they consider him a terror threat.

Court documents said Driver “will participate in, or contribute to, directly or indirectly, the activity of a terrorist group for the purpose of enhancing the ability of any terrorist group to facilitate or carry out a terrorist activity, pursuant to S.810.01 of the Criminal Code.”

Driver caught the attention of CSIS in October 2014 when he was tweeting his support for ISIS. That activity landed him on a watch list.

The 23-year-old regularly shared his views on social media, and he was regularly shut down by Twitter for doing so.

He calls the Oct. 22 attack in Ottawa “retaliation” and the death of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo “justified” for Canada’s role in bombing Muslims in Syria and Iraq.

“These are not attacks on malls or any kind of public place, like churches. These are attacks on police officers and these are attacks on soldiers. These are people who are part of the system. It’s entirely different,” Driver said.

“That’s my opinion, those are my personal beliefs, and I don’t think my opinions or the things I’ve said online have had a direct impact on anyone else or that I’ve inspired anyone to carry out any kind of attack or anything like that. So I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that.”

He added, “I think the big issue is I’m a Canadian living in Canada, and I’m OK with soldiers or police officers being targeted for what they’re doing to Muslims.

“I think it’s a little hypocritical that people would take issue with people retaliating against them … when it’s the police and the military who are killing Muslims.”
Interrogated for hours

Driver was arrested as he was walking to a bus stop just before 7 a.m. on June 4. He said an unmarked white van pulled up in the wrong lane and several armed officers surrounded him and took him away.

“I think they were hoping that after arresting me they’d find something, you know, they’d find things on my hard drive or my phone,” he said.

“They probably think they’d find a gold mine and they didn’t, so I think that’s why I’m out right now and I’m not in jail.”…

“Basically I retweeted something from a fighter or recruiter or something in Syria and the interrogator was just asking me over and over again why I did that. What was I thinking, what was the purpose?” Driver said.

Driver doesn’t remember the exact motivation behind the retweet, but said he believes he found it funny at the time.

After eight days in custody, Driver was released on bail under 25 conditions.

He surrendered his passport and must live in Winnipeg for the next 12 months. He has a curfew of 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. He can’t have a computer or smartphone or log into any of his social media accounts.

Driver is forbidden from contacting any members of the Islamic State or own anything with the ISIS logo on it. He’s also supposed to get religious counselling, but he doesn’t know what that entails.

“I feel like I’m living in a prison now, you know, without having access to the internet,” he said.

“I feel really cut off from the outside world. I’m not sure it will be that much different than me being in prison, so yeah, I’m going to fight the peace bond.”
Found Islam online

Driver was born in Saskatchewan to a Christian family and has lived in New Brunswick, Ontario, Alberta and Manitoba. His mother died when he was seven years old.

His father later remarried and joined the Canadian Forces. Driver said he’s never gotten along with his father or stepmother and isn’t close with them now.

Driver said his father caught him smoking a joint at age 14 and sent him to London, Ont., to live with his sister. For the next three years, he hung out with the wrong people and got into trouble.

But that changed when Driver was 17, after he discovered his girlfriend was pregnant.

“That’s why I stopped drinking and I stopped doing drugs and I stopped partying and stuff, and I started reading the Bible … because, you know, I had a lot of responsibility coming my way very soon,” he said.

The Bible is also what Driver said drove him to Islam.

“I just decided it couldn’t possibly be the word of God, so I started watching debates to find some answers. A lot of debates between Christians and atheists and Christians and Muslims, and the Muslims were always destroying them in these debates,” he said.

When asked how he turned from devout Muslim to a “radical extremist,” Driver said it was a result of reading up on the Middle East online.

“Seeing some of the things that happened in Syria, it infuriates you and it breaks your heart at the same time. And I think that if you know what’s going on, you have to do something. Even if you’re just speaking about it,” he said.

“Something has to be done. People need to know what’s happening to Muslims so I think maybe that’s why.”

And while Driver may justify acts of retaliation for injustices against Muslims, he said violence isn’t in his nature.

“I don’t have a violent history. I’ve only been in a few fistfights in my whole life,” he said.

“No, I don’t think I’m a threat, and I don’t think there’s a reason for Canadians to think that I’m a threat.”

He thinks religious counselling might mean the RCMP want him “deradicalized.”

When asked what would it take to change his views, he said, “for the West to stop killing Muslims, stop bombing, stop arresting Muslims … take responsibility for the crimes they’ve committed and just stay home and work on their own problems.”…

SATURN = SOL NIGER

Published on Apr 15, 2015

All to often, I see and hear people demonizing planet Saturn, throwing around the term *Black Sun* as if it’s a convincing conviction of Saturn’s evilness… their foolish endeavors and scant accusations, are like watching a chimp trying to force fit a square peg into a round hole! It’s obvious; these simpletons do not fully comprehend the term Sol Niger, as the *Black Sun* has very little to do with the planet, and much to do with the Sun.

Taipei-Keelung area education plan to be scrapped

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/local/taipei/2015/06/29/439495/Taipei-Keelung-area.htm

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taipei City’s Department of Education yesterday announced that a joint draft plan created for Taipei, New Taipei and Keelung slated for use for the 2016 school year would not be implemented. An alternative strongly pushed by many Taipei district parents may be put in place, with that plan calling for next year’s enrollment to be determined using measures that have historically been provided by the Ministry of Education (MOE).

A lack of consensus among the three Northern Taiwan regions was cited for the reason that the plan, called the “216 Plan,” was ultimately rejected. Last year, rules were put into place that would admit students if school enrollment quotas were not able to accommodate all applicants. The complicated ranking scheme for incoming high school students is based upon a series of performance scores for each student in various fields and levels earned on the Comprehensive Assessment Program (CAP).

Previously, the education departments of Taipei, New Taipei and Keelung had planned to implement the “216 Plan,” which would put greater weight on the CAP scores in the ranking process. Although it was defended by the three governments at the time for maintaining local autonomy and fairness in allocating students, its critics say that the “three-tiers, four-symbols” delineation system — which grades students by A, B, C, and then increments in between — waters down the precision of the ranking method and disadvantages students who are not from elite schooling backgrounds. Parents against the plan rallied outside the Taipei City Government yesterday demanding that measures be confirmed.

Department of education officials in Taipei City indicated that a meeting between mayors Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) and Eric Chu (朱立倫) earlier in the week created an agreement under which conditions for this year’s publication of examinees on July 3 will be noted and considered for the next school year. Both mayors concluded that if residents find the system suitable, it will be used next year. Should it be deemed unsatisfactory, changes will be implemented.

While the MOE had agreed to provide statistical information for Taipei for its rankings methods up to this year, there are currently no plans in place for it to continue providing statistics beyond 2015. MOE officials had deemed this the task of local education agencies. It had also encouraged local city and county governments to conduct special exams in order to better gauge and categorize gifted students. It is unclear whether the MOE will accede to demands to provide data that would allow a measuring meter to be constructed.

The Department of Education Commissioner Tang Chih-min (湯志民) said that if parents find this year’s policy to be sound, it will work to obtain the measuring meters from the MOE.

Connie St Louis the lying ugly fat cunt who destroyed a man’s science career

 

 

Perhaps, therefore, we should ask two other related questions: who exactly is Connie St Louis? And why, exactly, should we trust her word over that of a Nobel laureate?

A good place to start is the website of London’s City University, where St Louis has, for more than a decade, been employed to run a postgraduate course in science journalism.

Here, on a page outlining her CV, she is described as follows:

‘Connie St Louis . . . is an award-winning freelance broadcaster, journalist, writer and scientist.

‘She presents and produces a range of programmes for BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service . . . She writes for numerous outlets, including The Independent, Daily Mail, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, BBC On Air magazine and BBC Online.’

All very prestigious. Comforting, no doubt, for potential students considering whether to devote a year of their lives (and money) to completing an MA course under her stewardship. Except, that is for one small detail: almost all of these supposed ‘facts’ appear to be untrue.

For one thing, Connie St Louis does not ‘present and produce’ a range of programmes for Radio 4.

Her most recent work for the station, a documentary about pharmaceuticals called The Magic Bullet, was broadcast in October 2007.

For another, it’s demonstrably false to say she ‘writes’ for The Independent, Daily Mail and The Sunday Times.

Digital archives for all three newspapers, which stretch back at least 20 years, contain no by-lined articles that she has written for any of these titles, either in their print or online editions. The Mail’s accounts department has no record of ever paying her for a contribution.

 

Her work for The Guardian appears to consist of two online articles: one published in 2013; the other, about the Sir Tim Hunt affair, went live (online) this week.

Curiously, that 1,000-word piece, in which St Louis recalled the scandal, was heavily edited after publication. Around 30 changes, some of them significant, were made to it. In an apparent contradiction of usual Guardian policy, the version now running online contains no disclaimer detailing this fact.

Elsewhere on the City University web page, readers are led to believe that St Louis has either become, or is soon to become, a published author.

‘She is a recipient of the prestigious Joseph Rowntree Journalist Fellowship to write a book based on her acclaimed two-part Radio 4 documentary series, Raising Ham,’ it reads.

But that is not the full story. In 2005, St Louis did, indeed, receive the liberal organisation’s ‘fellowship’. She was given £50,000, which was supposed to support her while she wrote the book in question.

However, no book was ever published. Or, indeed, written. An entire decade later, the project remains a work in progress.

Asked to explain these discrepancies — although details of the claims are carried, remember, on the internet page where she is supposed to present her credentials to students and fellow academics — St Louis said she had done interviews for the Daily Mail but conceded it was ‘possible’ that she had never written for the paper.

She said her by-lined articles in the Independent and Sunday Times may have been published more than two decades ago. Asked how she could, therefore, justify the claim on her CV that she ‘writes’ for the titles, she hung up.

In a subsequent email, St Louis appeared to backtrack and insist that she has written for all the newspapers cited on her CV, but said: ‘I don’t have time . . . to find all the articles on different old computers.’

 

She did not respond to a question asking what awards she had ever won for journalism, science, broadcasting or writing.

With regard to the £50,000 fellowship, she added: ‘I didn’t finish the Rowntree book I was writing because I had breast cancer and was extremely ill for a year.

‘Then, after that, I had to work to look after my family. It doesn [sic] take away the fact that I won it [the £50,000] and still hope to finish the book does it?’

Readers can, of course, draw their own conclusions.

In common with most academics, St Louis also uses her online CV to cite articles she has previously published in prestigious academic journals. It claims that she has published three. However, even this is misleading. Two of the three cited journal articles are the same: a piece for the British Medical Journal entitled: ‘Can Twitter predict disease outbreaks?’

Are such errors merely sloppy? Or were they designed to mislead? And what do they tell us about the attention to detail of a woman whose purported recollection of a short lunchtime toast has effectively ruined a Nobel laureate’s career?

Again, readers must draw their own conclusions.

In an email, one of the prominent scientists who have publicly supported Sir Tim Hunt tells me: ‘What you have discovered is very alarming. False claims about publications are taken very seriously by universities. Perhaps even more seriously than reports of dodgy, sexist speeches!’

Another, Dame Valerie Beral, who has worked with Sir Tim, added that if St Louis had made false claims on her CV, then her evidence about his speech ought to be discounted.

‘I think the institutions who have forced Tim to resign now need to look at the claims that this person has made in the past, and work out whether they can trust what she says regarding this incident.

‘If her previous claims turn out to be false, then I believe that Tim must be re-instated.’

City University, meanwhile, says it’s investigating the web page in question.

This is not, however, the only medium in which St Louis appears to make false, or at least misleading, statements.

Earlier this year, she stood, successfully, in an election to become a board member of the World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ). As part of the election process, St Louis was required to present a detailed CV to voters.

This document, which stretches to six pages, is still on the WFSJ’s website. It contains several deeply questionable statements.

In an early passage, she for example writes: ‘I am a regular contributor to ABC News Worldview TV programme.’ Yet ABC News Worldview has not aired for roughly five years. Factiva, an online search engine which carried transcripts of it, suggests that the last recorded contribution by Connie St Louis to the show was on May 31, 2006.

In another early passage, St Louis writes that she has a second career working for quangos.

‘In November 2002, I was invited and subsequently appointed by the Minister responsible for media, sport and culture to be a board member of UK Sport (the former UK Sports Council) . . . My term of office ended last year but I continue to serve on the audit committee as an external member.’

UK Sport describes things differently. A spokesman says St Louis was appointed to the board in November 2002 but she left in 2005.

St Louis did not respond when asked by the Mail how she can, therefore, claim, in a CV published in 2015, to have been a board member of UK Sport until ‘last year’.

Elsewhere in the six-page CV is a section devoted to ‘Qualification and Training’. In it, St Louis trumpets the fact that she is ‘a member of the Royal Institution’.

Again, very prestigious. Or so it seems, until a spokesman for the Royal Institution told me: ‘Anyone can be a member. It’s simply a service you pay for which entitles you to free tickets to visit us and gives you a discount in our cafe.

‘It’s like having membership of your local cinema or gym.’

Why would someone include such a thing on their CV?

‘Actually, that’s a bit of a problem,’ the spokesman added. ‘We have heard of a few people using membership on their CV to imply that they have some sort of professional recognition or qualification. But it means nothing of the sort. It’s very, very odd to see this on a CV.’

St Louis did not respond when the Mail asked why she cited this membership as a ‘qualification’.

Neither, as it happens, did she reply to a request to explain what academic qualifications she actually has.

The CV again is unclear. In a section outlining her education, she states: ‘BSc (Hons) Upper Second Class degree in Applied Biology.’ But it does not state where she gained it from, making it impossible to fact-check.

Doubtless, more facts will eventually emerge, perhaps once City University has finished investigating this matter.

In the meantime, those who have condemned the Nobel laureate Sir Tim Hunt may wish to re-examine some of her previous statements about the affair.

Take, by way of a final example, an interview with the BBC on June 10, in which St Louis recalled that toast in Seoul: ‘He just ploughed on for five to seven minutes, actually,’ she said. ‘It was really shocking. It was culturally insensitive and it was very sexist.’

Strangely, the passage from Sir Tim’s speech that St Louis has so far made public is exactly 37 words long. It would take, at most, 20 seconds to recount.

So did Sir Tim really ‘plough on’ for five to seven minutes? And, if so, what did he say?

Why did she selectively quote just one statement from his toast? And how did such a remark end the 50-year career of a Nobel laureate?

Once more, readers must draw their own conclusions.

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Middle Eastern Christian Refugees in Europe Bullied, Threatened by Muslim Refugees

https://creepingsharia.wordpress.com/2015/06/28/middle-eastern-christian-refugees-in-europe-bullied-threatened-by-muslim-refugees/

The same Syrian Muslims whom Obama is importing to transform towns and cities across America.

via The PJ Tatler Middle Eastern Christian Refugees in Europe Are Bullied, Threatened by Muslim Refugees | PJ Tatler.

A Pakistani Christian, who has fled to the Netherlands, has made a video of life in a refugee center and uploaded it to YouTube. The video has received national attention in the Netherlands because the refugee says he’s regularly bullied and threatened by other refugees, most of whom are Muslim.

He explains:

I am a refugee and live in the refugee center at Gilze en Rijen. There are a lot of Syrian Muslims here who fled the war in their own country. These Muslims have made life impossible for us [red.: for Christian refugees]. I fled from my own country because I thought I’d be safe and welcome here. But I still have to hide here. I contacted the government agency that deals with refugees, but they refuse to intervene. I’ve arrived at a point at which I don’t know what to do.

ChristianUnion MP Joël Voordewind commented after watching the video that this isn’t the first time Christian refugees have complained about Muslim refugees. It happens very often, he says, that radical Muslims take over refugee centers and bully all those who hold different religious beliefs. At the same time, however, they appeal to the Dutch government to get residence permits, saying they aren’t safe in their own countries because of… wait for it: radical Islamic violence.

Although part of the video is in Dutch, the individual fragments are not. The video starts with a short introduction, after which refugee N. Bashir shares scenes he secretly shot when people didn’t know he was filming. In one such scene, the Islamic call for prayer is heard, after which Muslim refugees take over the kitchen to pray. Non-Muslims aren’t allowed to enter the kitchen during prayer times; they have to wait until the Muslims are done with their ritual prayer.

In another scene, one of Bashir’s roommates is seen praying. The man is Muslim, while Bashir and the other roommate are Christian. When Bashir prays (which he does five times a day), the Muslim roommate forces the others to be quiet. If they make a sound, he gets angry with them and starts shouting. As a result, the two Christians don’t dare say or do anything until the other “refugee” is done.

The roommate also tries to irritate and even convert his roommates. He does so by, among other things, playing the Muslim call to prayer loudly on his phone. When his Christian roommates object, he again gets angry and starts shouting.

Lastly, Mr. Bashir recorded a phone call with the authorities about this matter. Like him and his roommate, they are too afraid to intervene, fearing it’ll make the radical Muslim refugees go wild. In the end, a “solution” is offered: the two Christians are allowed to move into another room. Obviously, Mr. Bashir rejects that offer because it means that he, once again, has to take a step back in order to placate fundamentalist Muslims; that’s exactly why he left Pakistan in the first place.

The video and appeal for help have caused a firestorm in the Netherlands, where increasingly more people are worried about the effects of mass-immigration from Muslim countries. Many of these immigrants call themselves refugees, but refuse to assimilate. They’re also, more often than not, fundamentalists themselves who have zero tolerance for people of other faiths.

As many as 50 dead bodies, some decapitated as Muslim terrorists attack African Union troops in Somalia

https://creepingsharia.wordpress.com/2015/06/28/as-many-as-50-dead-bodies-some-decapitated-as-muslim-terrorists-attack-african-union-troops-in-somalia/

There’s no fasting from Muslim violence during Ramadan…in fact, it typically increases. via Al-Shabaab kills dozens of African Union troops at base in Somalia | World news | The Guardian.

Dozens of soldiers have been killed after Al-Shabaab overran an African Union base in Somalia, according to witnesses.

People in the village of Lego, about 62 miles north-west of the capital Mogadishu, described intense fighting on Friday which left corpses strewn on the ground. Witnesses said there were as many as 50 bodies, some of which had been decapitated, but this could not be confirmed.

Alinur Mohamed, a local elder, said: “The fighting was the heaviest ever around this area. Al-Shabaab took full control of the base and killed many soldiers.”

The military outpost had been manned by about 100 Burundian soldiers, part of the 22,000-strong African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom).

Residents said the dawn raid began when a suicide bomber drove a car loaded with explosives into the entrance of the base, before dozens of militants armed with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades unleashed their assault.

Another elder, Ahmed Bulle, said Al-Shabaab fighters were later seen looting the base and loading supplies on to trucks.

He said: “Al-Shabaab took control of the area completely – the death toll could be more than 50. There are many dead bodies, most of them in military uniforms.”

Earlier on Friday, Amisom confirmed the attack but gave no further details as to possible casualties.

An Al-Shabaab spokesman claimed the militants had taken control of the base, killing “dozens”, raised their flag and seized weapons.

Mohamed Abu-Yahya, an Al-Shabaab commander, said: “The Black Islamic flag is flying over the main base of Amisom in Lego this morning and the dead bodies of the enemy are scattered around the area, the mujahideen fighters have taken all their military supplies.”

ZECHARIAH 12:10 ●A MESSIANIC ILLUSION PIERCED (Jewish Voice, Messianic Jews for Jesus) Rabbi Skobac

The Bible prophecy of Zechariah 12:10, speaks of someone who is “pierced.” It is a good example of how Missionaries approach the Jewish Bible with a preconceived agenda and ultimately see what is not there and do not see what actually is there. The result is a dramatic misreading and distortion of our Holy Scriptures

Black Minister Says “Confederate Flag Never Called Me A N-word”

“… but blacks and liberals have.”

That’s how Mychal Massie, pictured below, starts his rant about the current flap over the Confederate battle flag.

For those of us who are old enough, we’ll know that line is a take off on Mohammed Ali’s famous line, uttered when he claimed conscientious objector status.

It will almost certainly drive old hippies like John Kerry and Hillary Clinton crazy to hear Mychal say this.

We rate Massie to be a brave man, standing up to the forces of hate on the left, and the left has certainly lived up to their idea of never letting a crisis go to waste with the shooting in Charleston.

They’ve won a big victory getting the Confederate battle flag banned as a “hate symbol.”

Massie rightly sees this as a “first step.”

I’d see just how far these cowards are willing to go to infringe on our rights. Let’s see if these race-mongers then insist our automobiles be disallowed from parking on government property if they have Confederate Flags, bibles, and gun magazines on our dashboards.

The left hates America and everything about America.

The Confederate battle flag is their first victory. Next will come a battle for the American flag. Old Glory.

http://joeforamerica.com/2015/06/the-confederate-flag-never-called-me-a-nigger/