October 05, 2013

University accused of letting abortion fans regulate speech

A.J. Cameron

This comes from a fantastic Canadian friend:

University accused of letting abortion fans regulate speech
Lawsuit against SUNY-Buffalo over mob’s attack advances

A lawsuit against a university accused of letting abortion promoters regulate the speech of pro-life protesters on its public campus will advance, a federal judge ruled.

State University of New York-Buffalo officials "grossly breached” the U.S. Constitution, charged Robert Muise, senior counsel for the American Freedom Law Center, which is arguing the case on behalf of the pro-lifers.

"Government officials have an affirmative duty to protect a private citizen’s right to peacefully engage in free speech, particularly when he or she is doing so pursuant to a permit,” he said.

Muise added that "while the judge’s report and recommendation is a first round victory, we are confident that we can prove the factual allegations in the lawsuit to ensure an ultimate and final victory.”

U.S. Magistrate Judge Hugh B. Scott found that the civil rights lawsuit filed by the AFLC against several university officials should not be dismissed as the university requested.

While the school reluctantly allowed a pro-life display on campus, it also allegedly permitted "an unruly mob of protesters to purposely disrupt” the "peaceful-anti-abortion demonstration.”

The case was brought by AFLC on behalf of the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform Inc. and several students of the local Students for Life program who worked to bring the Genocide Awareness Project to the Buffalo campus.

That’s a traveling photo mural that compares abortion to historically recognized forms of genocide, such as the Holocaust.

The legal team explained the student group followed school procedures to reserve a prime location just outside of the student union for the pro-life display.

"The request was initially met with resistance from university officials. However, the organizers pointed out that this location had been reserved in the past for student speech activity; therefore, to deny access to this forum for the anti-abortion display would violate the First Amendment,” AFLC explained.

When the time for the display arrived, "university officials permitted protesters to purposely block the graphic, anti-abortion images.”

"At times, the student protesters would use umbrellas and bed sheets to accomplish their task. When the organizers of the event requested assistance from the university police, including its chief of police, they refused, thus prompting this lawsuit.”

The judge found that the issue that needed to be resolve was whether the university’s allowance of the disruptions "equated to a denial of the use of the reserved area, since their messages was obstructed as much as if defendants had forbidden the GAP exhibit outright.”

He wrote: "By the end of the GAP exhibit … one group successfully expressed its speech to the detriment of the other group’s speech, consistent with defendants’ reluctance all along to let the GAP exhibit happen,” which would violate the Equal Protection Clause.

AFLC senior counsel David Yerushalmi said that instead of "fostering the free exchange of ideas in the ‘marketplace of ideas’ that is a university campus, SUNY-Buffalo officials legitimized and encouraged its students to respond to political speech they don’t like with censorship and the denial of free speech.”

"This is very much the tactic of Alinskyite progressives, who would rather violate the Constitution by denying speech that is contrary to the established ‘liberal orthodoxy,’” he said.

The case seeks a permanent order that prevents school officials from allowing protesters to disrupt and silence future anti-abortion speech activities on campus.

The images warning against abortion were blocked by the pro-abortion protesters with bed sheets and signs, the judge found.

He said that when the pro-life protesters complained, campus police refused to take any action.

"A university police officer told Plaintiff Ramsey that the officers were under orders not to stop the protesters’ disruptive conduct,” the judge quoted from testimony.

The pro-life protesters, the judge noted, argue that the university "knowingly allowed counter-protesters to approach the GAP exhibit as closely as the barricades would permit and to envelope the GAP exhibit with signs, blankets, umbrellas, and their own bodies.”

The photographs, the judge said, "seem to indicate that the GAP exhibit was invisible from at least some angles and distances.”

The protesters, therefore argued, he said "that what defendants did or allowed equated to a denial of the use of the reserved area, since their message was obstructed as much as if defendants had forbidden the GAP exhibit outright.”

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/10/university-accused-of-letting-abortion-fans-regulate-speech/#dqe8D4Bc0C1ZThsk.99

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CCC rally in Missouri Oct. 12

A.J. Cameron

The KS AFP chapter is developing a 6-city barnstorming tour to educate legislators, parents & others around the state of KS about Common Core


Everyone who is able should attend!

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October 04, 2013

Prophet Shuts Down D.C.

Timothy Birdnow

The woman who shut down D.C. yesterday believed she was a prophet, and guess what god communicated with her?

Accoring to ABC News:

"The woman who led police on a high-speed chase near the U.S. Capitol before being shot dead had a history of mental illness and believed President Obama was electronically monitoring her Connecticut home in order to broadcast her life on television, sources said.

Sources told ABC News that Connecticut police had twice in 2012 been called by Miriam Carey's boyfriend, who reported the woman was delusional, acting irrationally and putting her infant daughter in danger.

Carey, 34, a dental hygienist from Stamford, Conn., was killed by police Thursday after trying to ram a White House gate and leading cops on a chase down Pennsylvania Avenue with her 1-year-old daughter in the car. The toddler was uninjured and placed in police custody.

According to sources Carey believed she was the "prophet of Stamford" and was capable of communicating with Obama."

End excerpt.

There is no god but Obama and Miriam Carey is his prophet!

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War Vets show the world true face behind Obama mask

Jack Kemp forwards this opening section of a brilliant piece by Judi McLeod from Canada Free Press:

Cruel, self-centered and cold-hearted president
War Vets show the world true face behind Obama mask
By Judi McLeod (Bio and Archives) Thursday, October 3, 2013

In the end history will remember that it was the league of grandfathers and great grandfathers with time-creased faces—35,000 World War II veterans who dropped the mask on a cruel, self-centered and cold-hearted president, showing the world for once and for all who President Barack Obama really is.

Not only did Obama personally have barricaded the War Memorial the vets came to Washington, D.C. to honour, his government shutdown closed the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial where tourists travelling to Omaha Beach come to pay their respects to the 9,387 military dead.

"The site overlooking the D-Day invasion beaches is one of 24 U.S. military cemeteries overseas that have closed to visitors since Monday. Ten more cemeteries in France, as well as others in various European countries as well as Mexico, Panama, Tunisia and the Philippines, will remain closed for the duration of the shutdown.” (AP, Oct. 2, 2013)

Honouring the war dead is anathema to Marxists on the rise.

And what Obama is doing to the Walking Wounded is just as painful. Many of the 35,000 Second World War vets in their 80s and 90s are making their visit to the memorial in wheel chairs. It is the trip of a lifetime for 99% of them, who have never seen their memorial. Internet pictures show how these up-in-age heroes are sporting the new clothes provided by loving relatives.

Why would that matter to a president who allowed grocery stores on Army bases in the U.S. to close while the golf course at Andrews Air Force base remains open?

The reign of hate-filled spite, media-dubbed as ‘Barrycades’ even includes George Washington’s beloved Mount Vernon, which happens to be privately run.

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Why “Equality” Must Die

By Selwyn Duke

Take a look at the following list and tell me if anything strikes you:


Viewing these, the Seven Cardinal Virtues, anything make an impression? Okay, now try the Seven Heavenly Virtues of:


Anything? What strikes me is that equality is not among them.

Scour great works, such as the Bible, and you won’t find much talk of equality — that is, unless you consider The Communist Manifesto a great work.

One thing about virtues — which are defined as "good moral habits” — is that their exercise doesn’t require the cooperation, or compulsion, of another person. I can cultivate prudence, temperance, courage and the other virtues in myself, and I can do it all by myself. So while a virtuous society is desirable, virtue can also be a purely personal goal. And this is one time when focusing on the self needn’t be selfish, for we should take the log out of our own eyes before worrying about the speck in our brother’s.

But equality is far different. Just as there can be no numerical equality without at least two numbers, there can be no human equality on an island with a population of one. And while you could increase patience through personal change, increasing equality necessitates societal change; it involves raising people up as much as they’re able — which requires their cooperation — and insofar as they’re unable, it involves bringing others down. This is where compulsion enters the equation. The point is that, unlike with virtues, increasing equality is always an endeavor of the collective.
Another quality of virtues is that, as Aristotle noted, their cultivation is necessary for a happy life. And lack of virtue in the collective can make life harder, such as when the government stifles just economic freedom (excessive regulation), suppresses truth (hate-speech laws) or imposes some other aspect of tyranny. We also want our survival needs fulfilled: enough food and water and a roof over our heads. And we’d like the opportunity to pursue proper pleasures and dreams and exercise our creative capacity. But is actual "equality” necessary for happiness?

A long time ago, in a "previous life,” I was an aspiring tennis player. I wanted to be the best. Alas, though, it just wasn’t in the cards — I didn’t have the talent of a Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal. Yet the cards also taught me something: being a famous athlete just isn’t that important, and it certainly isn’t necessary for happiness. And what would it say about me if my happiness (or what I fancy such) were dependent upon those more talented fellows being brought down to my level?
Using a more common example, consider income inequality. If Bill Gates had never made his billions, it not only wouldn’t have put one more cent in your pocket, society would be poorer because we wouldn’t have the jobs and productivity-enhancing products he created. Moreover, when the rich invest their money in stocks, companies are provided working capital. The rich may put it in banks, too, and banks aren’t just money warehouses; they provide loans to businesses. So both these activities facilitate economic growth and more job creation. Given this, what does it say about a person when he nonetheless wants the rich cut down to size? Well, it reminds me of Friedrich Nietzsche’s line in Thus Spake Zarathustra: "If there were Gods, how could I bear not to be a God? Consequently there are no Gods.” The class-warfare warrior may claim fellowship with the poor, but often something else lies deep in his heart: "If there are rich people, how can I bear to not be a rich person? Consequently, there must be no rich people.” Like Nietzsche, he is what he is; that his ire’s targets are greater or have more doesn’t make him less. Regardless, he’s only satisfied to be what he is if those who would have or be more don’t exist. This is because of one or both of two deadly sins: pride and envy. The cures for these, by the way, are the corresponding virtues of humility and kindness — not "equality.” Equality is the voodoo medicine of the vice-ridden man blind to virtue.
Be thankful equality isn’t necessary for happiness, too, because it is completely contrary to nature. Some species are more dominant than others; some unsuited to survival become extinct; and within species some members are bigger, stronger or faster than others. And animals have their dominance hierarchies; a silverback leads a gorilla troop, a wolf pack has an alpha male and female and chickens actually do have a pecking order.
People are no different. There are natural-born leaders and followers, alpha and beta personalities, and individuals have different gifts and capacities. The world had always recognized this, too. In fact, when young Therese of Lisieux was bothered by the idea that people would have different places even in Heaven, she was instructed to get her thimble and her father’s tumbler and fill them with water. She then was asked, "Which is more full?” Of course, secular modernists will criticize this as a Christian justification for prejudice and discrimination, but what does their world view imply?
The reality is that there’s a huge contradiction between belief in cosmic-accident evolution and belief in human equality. First, when even just one couple has a child, there are a whopping 3.1 billion possible combinations. Then there’s group variation. Do you really believe groups could have "evolved” isolated from one another for hundreds of thousands or even millions of years — subject to different environments, stresses and adaptive requirements —and wound up being the same in every respect? This is a mathematical impossibility and a brazenly unscientific notion. As G.K. Chesterton put it, if people "were not created equal, they were certainly evolved unequal.”

Whatever your belief about creation, group variation in physical being and capacities is apparent. A gynecologist once told me that black women didn’t suffer as frequently from descended uteruses because they have stronger abdominal walls. And Dr. Walter Williams tells us  HYPERLINK "http://www.creators.com/opinion/walter-williams/diversity-perversity.html" here and  HYPERLINK "http://jewishworldreview.com/cols/williamns032713.php3" \l ".UkobbX_9zJg" here:
Prostate cancer is nearly twice as common among black men as white men. Cervical cancer rates are five times higher among Vietnamese women in the U.S. than among white women. …Male geniuses outnumber female geniuses 7-to-1. …[D]uring the 1960s, the Chinese minority in Malaysia received more university degrees than the Malay majority — including 400 engineering degrees compared with four for the Malays, even though Malays dominate the country politically. …[Jews are] only two-tenths of 1 percent of the world's population. Yet between 1901 and 2010, Jews were…22 percent of the world's [Nobel Laureate winners].

And is the last statistic any surprise? Ashkenazi Jews have the highest I.Q. of any group.
Because this is an inherently unequal world, the actions of equality dogmatists such as today’s liberals can be understood as rebellion against nature. This also helps explain why they — from the French Revolutionaries to the communists to today’s liberals — practice tyranny. When your agenda is so contrary to nature and, more to the point, man’s nature, people will quite naturally act contrary to it. In fact, they will quite naturally be contrary to it. And since people can only be what they are, the agents of unnatural agendas will often say they are not to be. For no one likes having his plans spoiled, and these social engineers, enraged, will lash out at those not "good enough” to conform to the program. This of course is everyone, and killing fields are the ultimate result.
We’re not there yet, but the cultural killing field is all around us. We have government decrees stating that if groups perform differently on a test (e.g., a police exam), it is by definition "discriminatory”; and that students must be punished in racially proportional ways. We see quotas and affirmative action and lawsuits and destructive discrimination, as we tear ourselves apart fighting nature. And why? Among other things, if you believe all groups are equal in all ways, it follows that you’ll attribute different performance outcomes among them to discrimination.

One might now wonder why liberals don’t apply their diversity tenet "Embrace differences” to what really matters. After all, if you watch golf on TV, do you want to see "equality,” where everyone would have to be a duffer, or the best? Do you want "equality” in an art museum or ethereal beauty? Gifts displayed by others are to be relished, reveled in and revered. And the only thing preventing this is, again, those twin demons of envy and pride.

And what of equality dogma? It gave us the drab, cookie-cutter projects of communist Eastern Europe. It breeds ugliness and mediocrity.

Equality is not a virtue.

It is not a laudable goal.

It can never be a reality, as some will always be "more equal than others.”
And if anything deserving of the name civilization is to live, equality, as an aspiration, must die.
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October 03, 2013

Does Anyone Have a Plan?

Dana Mathewson

(Hat tip to Friend Eddie)

Does Anyone Have A Plan?

by Pastor Stephan Nash on October 3, 2013 in Faith & Politics,

We conservatives, patriots, Christians and believers in tradition values are quick to respond with desperate criticism of those who diametrically oppose us, but there is one criticism you will not hear. No one can condemn our adversaries for not having a plan. They have a plan alright; they have a specific plan that they stand amalgamated behind.

As an illustration of such a plan, allow me to present one that some of you know about but most of my readers haven’t been alerted to. It’s a plan that has been on a successful roll for over 50 years.

Excerpts from-

"The Naked Communist”

by Cleon Skousen

The Goals of Marxism as was reported to Congress in 1963

1. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.

2. [Promote] The U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a One-World Government with its own independent armed forces.

3. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.

4. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.

5. Get control of the schools.

6. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policy-making positions.

7. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.

8. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to "eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.”

9. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them "censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.

10. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.

11. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural and healthy.”

12. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with "social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity, which does not need a "religious crutch.”

13. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of "separation of church and state.”

14. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.

15. Discredit the American Founding Fathers.

16. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the grounds that it was only a minor part of the "big picture.”

17. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture–education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.

18. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.

19. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.Infiltrate and gain control of big business.

20. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.

21. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.

22. Give the World Court jurisdiction over nations and individuals alike.

I call that quite a plan; a plan that has accomplished many of its goals. It’s a plan that causes your skin to crawl and blood pressure to rise, but at least it’s a plan! Could our irritation mount, not because it appears to be a communist plot, but because WE DON'T HAVE A PLAN and we are fuming with a zealous envy?

Do any of you know of a plan on the God-fearing, conservative side of the isle? Oh, we have 10,000 organizations with mission statements and solid core values but are we as unified as our enemies appear to be? Do we conduct multi-organizational conferences where the leaders of 10.000 organizations can come together and adopt a unified plan to take back this country? If so, please tell me where and what it is. I applaud the communist leftist who has adopted marching orders and seem undeterred in their pursuit to finish the job.

Not only are we forced to acknowledge the goals and determination of our opponents, but we also must learn from their 22 goals that address every facet of our society. They have targeted the government, social/moral values, education, media, communication, justice, the arts, history, religion and the traditional family. Are we targeting those same institutions that have formerly made America great?

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Push the Exemption

Timothy Birdnow

The American public hates the exemption for government from Obamacare - to the tune of 94%. This should be a top talking point for Republicans. Conservative HQ has more on it.

From the article;

"According to polling data from the Independent Women’s Forum, 94 percent of voters consider it fair that the Congress be required to abide by the same law they passed for the country. Conversely, 92 percent of voters believe it is unfair that the Congress should be exempt from buying their insurance in the health exchanges.

Senator Rand Paul hit the nail on the head when he said, "I find it absolutely despicable that Mr. Obama, his administration, and the elected officials who shoved this mandate down the throat of Americans are now giving themselves waivers."

Paul and Senator David Vitter of Louisiana have both come-up with amendments to the government funding bill that must be passed to avoid a government shutdown that would end the government employee Obamacare exemption.

In a letter to The Washington Times, Senator Paul called out President Barack Obama and top Democratic leaders saying, "If President Obama, Representative Nancy Pelosi, Senator John Reid and Chief Justice John Roberts love Obamacare so much, they should live under it."

End excerpt.

Now THAT'S the way you do it!

Sun Tzu argued that the key to victory in war is to seize that which the enemy holds dear. Congress and the bureacracy hold their privileged positions quite dear, and this strikes at the heart of their privilege. They will tip their hand with this.

Which will enrage the public.

An enraged public is something all politicians fear. The Democrats have always had electoral success by pointing out the speck in their GOP bretheren's eye while ignoring the beam in their own. The media, complicit with them, has managed to hide this for a long time. What the GOP must learn to do is focus a spotlight on that beam; up until now they have been unable to do it. That is why this political theatre is so necessary.

Victory does not come to the timid. The Republicans have a golden opportunity here - provided they manage to keep a firm spine.

Another point to ponder; the latest argument by the Obamabots is that this is the law of the land. Many conservatives have rightly pointed out that slavery, desufferage, prohibition, poll taxes, and a host of other bad things were once the law of the land, too. I would like to point out that DOMA, the Defense of Marriage Act, is the law of the land and yet Obama refuses to enforce it.

But that is neither here nor there; Obama refuses to ENFORCE THE LAW duly passed by Congress making the government live under Obamacare. He simply granted them an exemption, giving them an automatic subsidy. He does not have the authority to do that. In fact, he has exempted all of his friends in flagrant violation of the "law of the land" . If the Democrats want to go there, bring it on!

While we are discussing the law of the land, how about discussing the War Powers Act, which Obama has flagrantly ignored? How about his campaign to promote the new constitution for Kenya, which enshrined abortion into law, in violation of American statutes forbidding American funding for promotion of abortion? How about Fast and Furious? How about his refusal to obey a court order resuming drilling in the Gulf of Mexico after the Horizon oil spill?

This line of argument is straight from the French revolutionary Danton "L'audace, l'audace, toujours l'audace.". Or, there is a filthy pot with a big, big mouth. Let's call it out!

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Nick Nichols commentary -- The tax-exemption rip-off

Paul Driessen

Nick has been an observant, insightful and critical analyst of the radical environmentalist movement for many years. His latest article will likely amaze and anger you. The vast amounts of money these groups have at their disposal – much of it your own tax dollars – to attack our technology, industry, productivity, jobs and living standards, is truly shocking.

As Nick points out, in 2010, 13,716 tax-exempt 501(c)(3) United States environmental groups had combined revenues of $7.4-billion and total assets of $20.6-billion! Tax-exempt Greenpeace organizations alone reported $39.2-million in revenue in 2011 – a hefty chunk of which it use to prevent Golden Rice from reaching starving children who are going blind and dying because of Vitamin A deficiency that this miraculous genetically modified rice would prevent.

The tax-exemption rip-off

How your tax dollars help radicals attack our energy, industries, jobs and living standards

Nick Nichols

If you believe future IRS abuses will be prevented by putting Lois Learner and her merry band of political hacks in the hoosegow, stop drinking Potomac River Kool-Aid and start partaking in a dose of reality.

The most effective way to eliminate political hackery at the IRS would be to abolish the so-called progressive income tax and completely dismantle the tax agency. Too draconian? Only if you believe the Tea Party purge is the solitary scandal rolling around the halls at the IRS. It’s not.

Fact is the system is corrupt to the core. To illustrate, consider Lois Learner’s old haunt at the Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division. When the IRS bureaucrats determine that an organization is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt group, that group is excused from paying federal taxes and contributors to the group are allowed to deduct contributions from their taxable income.

Those Americans who actually pay federal taxes must make up what the US Treasury loses as a result of the tax exemptions. Moreover, once the IRS determines that a group is tax-exempt, that group is excused from paying taxes (including property taxes) in at least thirty-nine states.

Consider these facts from the National Center For Charitable Statistics about 501 (c)(3) Public Charities. In 1988, 10,215 organizations filed with the IRS as 501(c)(3) Public Charities. They reported combined revenues of $29.8-billion. By July, 2013, organizations filing as 501(c)(3) Public Charities amounted to 357,167! These tax-exempt groups reported combined revenues of $1.6-trillion and assets of $2.9-trillion.

Calculating the amount of federal and state tax revenue lost as a result of tax exemptions is way above my pay grade. I would guess the federal and state revenue loss exceeds one-trillion dollars annually. Who gets stuck paying for this loss? The American taxpayer. Talk about redistribution of wealth. Need I remind you that in 2011 only 53% of American households actually paid federal income taxes?

Allow me to add insult to injury. The uncivil servants at the IRS and their progressive allies on Capitol Hill have corrupted the definition of "public charities” to allow activist groups to feed at the trough of the American taxpayer. For example, 13,716 US-based environmental groups filed as tax-exempt 501(c)(3)s in 2010. Their combined revenue was $7.4-billion. Their total assets equaled $20.6-billion.

In 2012, the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) reported $112-million in revenue and $173.1-million in assets. EDF has been tax-exempt since 1969. In 2011, the Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. (NRDC) reported $97-million in revenue and $248.9-million in assets. NRDC has been tax-exempt since 1970. Three tax-exempt Greenpeace organizations in the U.S. reported $39.2-million in revenue and $20.6-million in assets in 2011.

I wonder whether the tax-paying coal miners of West Virginia realize that they are subsidizing progressives intent on destroying their jobs? Do they consider Greenpeace charitable? I can’t speak for the coal miners, but I can confirm that both New Zealand and Canada have stripped Greenpeace of its charity status.

What about unemployed union workers who have been denied jobs on the Keystone pipeline? Is it fair and just that they have to pay taxes while the progressive activist groups lobbying against pipeline construction avoid state and federal tax collectors?

Progressive environmental organizations aren’t the only radicals feeding off the beleaguered taxpayer. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has been tax-exempt since 1981. Last year PETA reported $31-million in revenue and $16-million in assets. For those who have been victimized by the radical animal rights group, how does it feel to be forced to subsidize your adversary?

The Ruckus Society trains protesters to disrupt public events and engage in civil disobedience. Yes, Ruckus has been tax-exempt since 1996. Three years later it helped train radicals to rain havoc and rampant property destruction on Seattle during a World Trade Organization conference. Very charitable, wouldn’t you agree?

One final example: The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) which is alleged to have links to Hamas, a State Department designated terrorist group, has at least thirteen 501(c)(3) tax-exempt groups in the USA. During 2011, CAIR reported $8.7-million in revenues and $6.4-million in assets. It also boasts a multi-million dollar lobbying organization. Isn’t it ironic that the IRS saw fit to declare CAIR a Public Charity worthy of tax-exempt status, while putting the Tea Party through the wringer?

Once the Congress finishes its investigation of the IRS Tea Party scandal, it would do well to take a comprehensive look at how "charity” is defined for the purpose of granting tax exemptions. Failure to do so will amount to taxation without representation for millions of real American taxpayers.


Nick is a retired crisis communications executive. He also developed and taught graduate-level crisis management courses at the Johns Hopkins University. Nick is the author of Rules for Corporate Warriors: How to Fight and Survive Attack Group Shakedowns. He is a former Deputy Secretary of Revenue for the State of Wisconsin.

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The Jewish Quarterback

Dana Mathewson

(Pretty sure you guys've seen this one at some point, but it never hurts to see it again)


The coach had put together the perfect team for the Chicago Bears. The
only thing that was missing was a good quarterback. He had scouted all
the colleges and even the Canadian and European Leagues, but he
couldn't find a ringer who could ensure a Super Bowl win.

Then one night while watching CNN he saw a war zone scene in the West
Bank . In one corner of the background, he spotted a young Israeli
soldier with a truly incredible arm. He threw a hand grenade straight
into a 15th story window 100 yards away.


He threw another hand grenade 75 yards away, right into a chimney.


Then he threw another at a passing car going 90 mph.


"I've got to get this guy!" Coach said to himself. "He has the perfect

So, he brings him to the States and teaches him the great game of
football. And the Bears go on to win the Super Bowl.

The young man is hailed as the great hero of football, and when the
coach asks him what he wants, all the young man wants is to call his

"Mom," he says into the phone, "I just won the Super Bowl!"

"I don't want to talk to you," the old woman says."You are not my son!"

"I don't think you understand, Mother," the young man pleads. "I've won
the greatest sporting event in the world. I'm here among thousands of
my adoring fans."

"No! Let me tell you!" his mother retorts. "At this very moment, there
are gunshots all around us. The neighborhood is a pile of rubble. Your
two brothers were beaten within an inch of their lives last week, and I
have to keep your sister in the house so she doesn't get raped!" The
old lady pauses, and then tearfully says,..........

"I will never forgive you for making us move to Chicago!!!!"

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Another reason I like Winston Churchill

Dana Mathewson

This was from over the weekend -- I forgot to pass it along. It's nice to read stuff like this in this age of rampant anti-semitism. http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2013/09/when-hitler-didnt-meet-churchill.php

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A.J. Cameron

When listening to a station in St. Joe, MO, I heard an ad for

The address is ....... 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 702, Washington, DC
20004. Imagine that!!! Who would've thunk it?

They are coming after the students just as they blocked the aged veterans
visiting the WWII monument. These are evil & heartless people. Common Core
must be defeated!

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Another visit to my liberal dentist

Jack Kemp

Yesterday I went to my liberal dentist. We both know each other's opposing political views, so I did not bring up the topic of the government shutdown. I am reluctant to argue with a liberal with a dentist's drill in their hands. But he wanted to talk about the government shutdown and started to mention that Obamacare was "the law of the land," a standard lib talking point.

I replied to my dentist that Prohibition was the law of the land at one time. Pressed for time, I left out a discussion of slavery, women not being allowed to vote as being the law of the land at one time. And I had to leave out Atty. Gen. Holder contesting the Supreme Court voter i.d. decision in "Shelby vs. Holder" as well as the Democrats' attack on the Supreme Court's Citizens United case, two more recent examples of "the law of the land" which Democrats were not accepting as being as "holy" as the Obamacare legislation and Supreme Court ruling.

My dentist's weak reply was that Prohibition was an amendment (to the Constitution) and that Obamacare was a law. To this I replied that he was making a distinction without a difference. That line ended his recitation of cable tv talking points without any further rebuttal of my argument about Prohibition, thus ending that political train of thought. Much later I offered that the results of the US Senate race in New Jersey and the Governor's race in Virginia will tell us more about what people want than "two guys talking in a New York dentist's office." In between, he worked on my teeth, an area where he has much more expertise than in politics, the law and history.

Ted Cruz would have eaten my dentist for lunch in an argument - as long as they weren't debating how to best deal with an impacted molar or how to do root canal surgery.

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Just Say Nuts

Timothy Birdnow

Barack Obama has now had several tirades against the House Republicans for not surrendering on the continuing resolution to fund the government - and his pet monstrosity Obamacare. Furthermore, the White House is trying to cause trouble in devious ways. They closed the WWII memorial, knowing full well the memrorial had groups of vets slated to attend, and that the memorial is an open-air facility requiring no government employee supervision, and that it was paid for largely by private donations. Obama not only ordered it closed, but ordered it barricaded and threatened to arrest vets who set foot on the property (the Parks Service admitted they got their orders from the White House). Meanwhile, the media is desperately trying to blame this on Boehner and the GOP.

So what should Boehner do?

It's simple; he should call a press conference IN FRONT OF THE WWII MEMORIAL. He should dare the Park Police to arrest him. He should go to the microphone, tap it a couple of times (in theatrical fashion) then issue the following statement:

"The President has seen fit to refuse to negotiate with us over the continuing resolution. He is keen to negotiate with Iran, with Syria, with Al Qaeda, with the Taliban, but refused to talk to us. He has threatened to arrest our veterans who gave him the privilege of becoming President. He demands unconditional surrender. Here is my reply:


Boehner should then turn and walk out, answering no questions.

The media will scream bloody murder, but I suspect the public - at least the older members of the public, and they are the ones most likely to be affected by Obamacare and also have the fullest wallets - will know what he means. They remember Anthony McAuliffe's famous reply to the Germans at Bastogne. It would be a show of strength and moral courage not seen in some time in Washington. It would engender admiration for the Speaker. And Obama could not answer that.

Michelle Bachman did something surprisingly similar. She showed up with the honor flight vets and simply cut the police tape. http://tbirdnow.mee.nu/bachmann_leads_ww_ii_vets_to_dc_ww_ii_closed_memorial

That's how you handle this sort of thing. And who are the Democrats to say it is a lawless act? They would have to admit they put that tape there for the express purpose of dishonoring the veterans, and threatened to arrest these heroes. http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2013/10/shutdown-enemy-of-the-people-obama-sends-extra-security-to-block-wwii-vets-threatens-arrest.htmlAnd if they want to complain about lawlessness...

Meanwhile, the rest of the GOP should attack. Harry Reid gave them the perfect soundbyte; when asked why funding for sick children should be held hostage Reid essentially said "screw 'em!" http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2013/10/02/video-harry-reid-wisecracks-at-question-about-helping-kids-with-cancer-why-would-we-want-to-do-that/ That should be repeated by every Republican in front of every microphone.

It is illustrative of the fact that we are winning this thing; Reid and the Democrats are growing increasingly hysterical over this, and I believe they have internal polling numbers that suggest the GOP will come out on top. We are winning.

That is why they must get the Republicans off the field, get them to forfeit. The Chinese military philosopher Sun Tzu admonished in his magnus opus The Art of War:

"The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting."

He also said;

"Thus one who excels at employing the military subjugates other people`s armies without engaging in battle, captures other people`s fortified cities without attacking them, and destroys other people`s states without prolonged fighting."

End quote

And that is what the Democrats usually do; they whisper in their "good friends" ears that this will end badly for them, and the Republicans end up waving a white flag - often on the cusp of victory.

While Sun Tzu may not be on the reading list of Harry Reid or Barack Obama, Saul Alinsky most certainly is, and he admonished;

"Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.”


"Keep the pressure on. Never let up.”


"The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.”

And these - along with the usual Alinsky techniques of ridicule and isolating targets, is the standard playbook for Democrats. But there are a couple of other Alinsky polemics that may lead to a Democratic cave:

"If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.”

Which is to say that the public loves an underdog - and the GOP is the underdog here.


"A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.”

Which means that should this keep going the Democrats will have to find a way to shift the argument.They tried these same arguments with sequestration and have used them repeatedly in the past. They have become a drag. Now we see that we can live without the government, and that lesson will not be lost. Their tactics have become a drag.

And finally

"The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.”

Or, you had better have something to offer. In this instance, it is the GOP that is on the offensive and THEy have offered plenty. The Democrats did not see this coming. They did not believe the GOP would go to the mat here. They have made no offer of compromise, but instead demand unconditional surrender. Obama has little choice; the kook fringe of his Party demand it. But there is no alternative.

In the end, the Democrats are going to offer some concessions. What the GOP must do is make sure those concessions are not just face-savers but are real, and stop the Affordable Care Act, if only temporarily. What they cannot do at this point is cave.

I believe we are winning this thing. We can prevail, but we must show moral courage. Sadly, that is something the Republican Establishment is sorely lacking.

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October 02, 2013

A New "Denier"

Timothy Birdnow

The U.K. Daily Mail turns "denier" of Global Warming.

Does anybody really believe in this anymore?

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Bachmann leads WW II vets to DC WW II "closed" Memorial

Jack Kemp

Glenn Beck reports it. Veterans in their 80s and 90s show up in DC on a special trip to see the WW II Memorial - but Obama closed it. Well, Michele Bachmann and other Congress members cut the tape police line and allowed the vets to enter on a hot day, some of the vets in wheelchairs.

The vets weren't gonna be denied by that bum Obama today.


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Bachmann leads WW II vets to DC WW II "closed" Memorial Update

Jack Kemp

Glenn Beck reports it. Veterans in their 80s and 90s show up in DC on a special trip to see the WW II Memorial - but Obama closed it. Well, Michele Bachmann and other Congress members cut the tape police line and allowed the vets to enter on a hot day, some of the vets in wheelchairs.

The vets weren't gonna be denied by that bum Obama today.


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Obama's Accomplishments

Wil Wirtanen

Here it is, a list of Obama's accomplishments.

And here's a list of all the good things he has accomplished:

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The Disconnect Between Education and Thinking

Timothy Birdnow

A.J. Cameron forwards this incisive article by Michelle Malkin.

As A.J. points out:

"This proves the students are intelligent, even if they may not be receiving a
good and relevant education.

The insanity of the narcissistic elites will prove their downfall; let's
expedite their downfall."

End quote.

And he's absolutely right; children can learn, they just aren't being taught. Michelle Malkin explains why:

"Remember: These "reform” programs are not about stimulating brain cells. It’s all about stimulating the Benjamins. Pearson is the multibillion-dollar educational publishing and testing conglomerate at the center of the federally driven, taxpayer-funded "standards” racket. For Pearson, ed publishing and ed computing are a $6 billion global business. For nearly a decade, the company has plotted a digital learning takeover. According to industry estimates, Pearson’s digital learning products are used by more than 25 million people in North America. Common Core has been a convenient new catalyst for getting the next generation of consumers hooked.

As I reported last week, Pearson sealed its whopping $30 million taxpayer-subsidized deal to supply the city’s schools with 45,000 iPads pre-loaded with Pearson Common Core curriculum apps earlier this summer. I repeat: That works out to $678 per glorified e-textbook, $200 more than the standard cost, with scant evidence that any of this software and hardware will do anything to improve the achievement bottom line.

The abysmal history of federal investments in ed technology is as crystal-clear as an HD touch screen. Take President Obama’s $49 million technology initiative for the Detroit public schools, funded by federal stimulus money. The city is bankrupt. The urban school system is overrun by corruption, violence and incompetence. The federal ed tech program showered some 40,000 new (foreign-made) ASUS netbook computers on Detroit, plus thousands of printers, scanners and desktop computers to teachers and kids from early childhood through 12th grade.

The district budget is $300 million in the hole. Meanwhile, the board slashed special education buses and shut down 70 schools. Have the devices helped students "compete in a global marketplace,” as champions of the program promised? SAT scores in Detroit remain "stagnant.” High school graduation rates are rock-bottom. According to the most recent data, just 3 percent of Detroit fourth-graders are proficient in math; 6 percent are proficient in reading. In 2010, 11 people were charged in connection with a lucrative fencing scheme involving hundreds of DPS computers, which they stole and sold on eBay or peddled to friends and family."

End excerpt.

And how right she is; the purpose of this is money and power. Money for the educational establishment, power for that same establishment and for the Leftists who control it. And for the Democrats; how much did Obama profit from donations by the NEA, donatiions in cash, in time, and in brainwashing students to join the ranks?

Malkin points out;

"Like districts across the country, Detroit and Los Angeles are infatuated with fancy electronic devices, glossy new textbooks and DVDs "aligned” to top-down Common Core "standards, and other whiz-bang gadgetry to stimulate "21st century learning.” Education’s Shiny Toy Syndrome is the result of a toxic alliance between big government and big business. In the words of Robert Small, the Maryland dad who was arrested last week for daring to raise questions about Common Core: "Parents, you need to question these people. … Don’t stand for this!”

End excerpt.

This brings to mind the case of Laura Sahaida, a newly minted teacher who took a job at a ghetto school in St. Louis. http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/education/challenges-in-st-louis-schools-have-some-teachers-quitting/article_7ad8b53c-bfa5-5abf-839e-4474c461e277.html Sahaida quit after only six days. Her complaints were that she had no control of the kindergarteners in her class (which is why she would have her student loans forgiven for teaching at this school) and that the technological goodies didn't work.

She had done her practice teaching at affluent suburban school districts, fully supervised by experienced teachers. She had access to Magic chalkboards and other high tech gadgets, and believed that these were necessary for education.

But teaching - especially the very young - is as much about discipline and control as anything else, and the Progressives have taken that away from the schools so as not to damage the self-esteem of the children, who can neither read nor write but are loaded with the type of esteem that develops when a six year old can tell a full-grown adult in a position of authority to take a flying frig and make it stick. Without the ability to discipline, without a united front presented by teachers and administrators - and other parents - teaching becomes impossible.

And this young idealistic girl thought it would be a matter of turning on her gadgets and away they would go!

My mother was an elementary teacher before (and after) giving birth to me, and she told me that the reality of education is quite different from the theory taught in education courses. Children are barbarians. As my mother pointed out, education courses make it seem that you will simply walk into the classroom, open books, and follow lesson plans, but the reality is you walk into a monkey house, a place where children are running around, knocking things over, shouting, and generally causing chaos. Getting control of the class is the first priority of the teacher, and it's difficult for inexperienced teachers to do so. (My mother taught in an impoverished district in Illinois, and some of her students actually came to school barefoot.)

At any rate, the interesting thing about this Sahaida story is a personal anecdote. I was at a party hosted by my sister-in-law and her husband. Her husband got into an argument with his niece about this Saheida business; the niece is finishing her teaching degree, and she thought it was terrible the St. Louis schools "allowed" such poor conditiions. How can they possibly fail to have working magic chalkboards or Ipads? You cannot teach without them, she insisted, and the schools are to blame - and those greedy taxpayers who refuse to fund them. This discussion ended in the girl walking out.

The reality is these are six year old children, and they can be as easily taught with blocks, with coloring books, with paper. What are you teaching Kindergarteners? You are teaching them shapes, colors, letters, the most basic things. What the educrats have done is dismiss the basics as unnecessary and elevated the expensive high-tech gadgets because those gadgets mean money and prestige. There is a human tendency to seek out status, to try to make your job seem more important than it is. That is the whole purpose of most of the courses taught in education classes; they don't teach you to teach but teach you to b.s. You learn all sorts of completely irrelevant theories, they teach you unnecessary educational jargon, they teach you to be a bureacrat. They don't teach you how to teach, or even the subject matter you need to teach. There are many barely literate schoolteachers out there, but they swell the coffers of the teacher's unions, so they remain. They are in fact welcome, because when the schools fail it means they can blame it on improper funding and get more money.

There is a built in mechanism to promote failure in the schools.

Failure is success in the upside-down world of education, and the teacher's unions promote it as necessary for their survival. The busting of those unions is absolutely necessary to fixing our educational problems. So too is introducing competition. Vouchers would help. So too would be bringing in a private company to administer the schools. Why has nobody proposed that? In the myriad of school districts across the country nobody has considered bringing in a private concern to run things. Why? Because the unions won't let them.

Private education works fine. The Catholics have run inexpensive schools with very limited budgets for decades, and their success rate is far higher than the public playpens. (And that even while many of the same ridiculous ideas have been drifting into Catholic schools - ideas like the Common Core educational standards, the non-phonics reading techniques, the new math - wehre 3+2 may equal 7 if the student can explain his reasoning - etc.) Why is public education failing? I pay taxes for two unaccredited school districts, and pay dearly in my property taxes. I have no children, and did not attend public school myself. Why am I forced to fund these disasters? I at least expect them to have some modicum of success.

But in the end failure is the whole point. More money, more gadgets, a demand for greater pay and greater prestige is built into the system. So too, the inner core of the Left wants schools to fail. People like William Ayers don't go into education for no reason; they want to fundamentally transform America, and they are the ones who generate these educational initiatives. An informed citizenry will see through their progressive nonsense, so the idea is to keep the masses ignorant. Read Brave New World to see the plan; there are to be worker drones and the elites. This is not just a piece of literature, but is actually written into the Common Core standards. They make it plain that education is intended to develop "workers" and not teach kids to think. Thinking is to be left to the ruling elites.

But, as Michelle Malkin points out in her article, children ARE intelligent and can outwit their teachers, their rulers, their "betters". The capacity to learn is present. The problem is these children aren't being given the basic tools they need.

They are learning to use computers and whatnot, which is fine, but is putting the cart before the horse; many cannot read well, or spell, or do math. Their THINKING is muddled because they have not learned the fundamentals of organizing their thoughts. We get those from the R's. Yes, it is important to learn to spell because it teaches us the importance of order. Learning math is important because it teaches us to approach problems systematically. Reading teaches us how to learn new things.

All the magic blackboards or ipads in the world are useless without these basics. The progressives, the liberals, the ignorant intelligentsia either do not know or do not care that this is so.

That is why I cringe when Obama invariably talks about the need for more teachers; how many more NEA members do we really need? It is not a problem of quantity but of quality. More teachers mean more of the same problems that have gotten us into this mess. What is needed is a fundamental change.

Mr. Obama spoke at great length about the need for fundamental change - he built his entire campaign on it. Yet he is strangely conservative when it comes to education, prefering to double down on what has clearly failed.

But from his perspective, I suspect it hasn't failed at all.

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Golden Rice War

Paul Driessen forwards this:

Allow Golden Rice Now!

Media Release – Important Event Today at 7 PM EST, October 1, 2013

Former Greenpeace leader Patrick Moore will lead demonstrations against Greenpeace's crime against humanity, its anti-Golden Rice campaign that perpetuates blindness and death among millions of children.


At 10 AM on October 2 the global campaign Allow Golden Rice Now! will be launched in front of the Greenpeace offices at 33 Cecil Street, in Toronto, Ontario. Dr. Patrick Moore will lead the demonstration with a banner that reads:

'Greenpeace's Crime Against Humanity * Eight Million Children Dead * AllowGoldenRiceNow.org'

Details of the campaign and the demonstration will be released at an information session to be held tonight, October 1, at 7 PM at the Pauper's Pub at 539 Bloor Street West, Toronto.

The aim of the campaign is to convince Greenpeace that it should make an exception to its immoral and lethal zero-tolerance position on genetic modification – and allow and support the distribution of Golden Rice, on humanitarian grounds. The World Health Organization estimates that up to 500,000 children become blind each year due to vitamin A deficiency. Half of them die within a year of becoming blind. About 250 million preschool children worldwide suffer from vitamin A deficiency, among the nearly 3 billion people who depend on rice as their staple food.

Conventional rice has no beta-carotene, the nutrient that humans need to produce vitamin A. In 1999 Dr. Ingo Potrykus and Dr. Peter Beyer, both science professors who were aware of this humanitarian crisis, invented Golden Rice after a nine-year effort. By inserting genes from corn, they were able to cause rice plants to produce beta-carotene in the rice kernel. It is beta-carotene that makes corn golden and carrots orange. Golden Rice can end the blindness, suffering and death caused by vitamin A deficiency. It would be distributed at no cost to poor farmers around the world, to help end this needless humanitarian crisis. Up to now, however, Greenpeace has blocked these efforts, perpetuating the blindness and death.

Field trials in Louisiana, the Philippines and Bangladesh have proven that Golden Rice can be grown successfully. Clinical nutritional trials with animals, adult humans, and vitamin A deficient children have proven that Golden Rice will deliver sufficient vitamin A to cure this affliction. Yet Greenpeace continues to support the violent destruction of the field trials. It also trashes the peer-reviewed science that proves Golden Rice is effective and safe.

We demand that Greenpeace end these immoral, child-killing activities, stop fundraising on this issue, and declare that they are not opposed to Golden Rice. We believe that its continued actions to block Golden Rice constitute a crime against humanity as defined by the United Nations.

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in the Philippines is coordinating the research and development of Golden Rice. The IRRI is supported by The Rockefeller Foundation, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Helen Keller International, USAID, and many agricultural research organizations. Golden Rice is controlled by non-profit organizations, and it produces viable Golden Rice seeds, so farmers are not dependent on any particular supplier.

"The Allow Golden Rice Now! campaign will carry this protest to Greenpeace offices around the world,"stated Dr. Moore, a cofounder and former leader of Greenpeace, an organization that many say has become increasingly anti-science and anti-people in recent decades.

"Eight million children have died unnecessarily since Golden Rice was invented. How many more million can Greenpeace carry on its conscience?" Dr. Moore asked.

Allow Golden Rice Now!

Patrick Moore 778-995-4122
Michael Moore 250-888-7762

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Screwballs on Parade

A.J. Cameron

Well, sports fans, this is an example of why we have such a screwed up nation.

As a living human being, I want clear air, clean water, etc.; they are vital for my survival and the survival of our species.

I support responsible regulations, not punitive regulations, and those who choose to disregard responsible regulations deserve to be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law.

The difference between my comments and similar comments mouthed by politicians, lobbyists, and anarchists is that I genuinely mean what I say, just as you do.

I was encouraged to sign up for a radical site, or two, to see what the enemies to our republic, economy and society are doing.

This is the 1st time I have forwarded one of this site's insanity, but this is not the only 'action alert' that would alarm you. These people have gulped the swill of evil, and they seek to enjoin others in their pursuit of destruction. We need to band together to repel the repulsive efforts of these miscreants.

A. J.

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The Keystone XL is a linchpin for tar sands expansion. It's the fuse that'll light the tar sands carbon bomb, triggering more climate upheaval around the world. It's the exact opposite direction we need to move in when it comes to how we source our fuel. If we gave a test on how climate-friendly a method of sourcing fuel was, the Keystone XL pipeline would get at "F."

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