A Natural Born Citizen

Those of you who worry about Democrats versus Republicans — relax, here is our real problem.
In a Purdue University classroom, they were discussing the qualifications to be President of the United States.
It was pretty simple. The candidate must be a natural born citizen of at least 35 years of age.
However, one girl in the class immediately started in on how unfair it was of the requirement to be a natural born citizen. In short, her opinion was that this requirement prevented many capable individuals from becoming president.
The class was taking it in and letting her rant, and not many jaws hit the floor when she wrapped up her argument by stating, “What makes a natural born citizen any more qualified to lead this country than one born by C-section?”
Yep, these are the same kinds of 18-year-olds that are now voting in our elections!
They breed, and they walk among US. Lord, we need more help than we thought we did!

Morning Briefing – The Telegraph

Good morning.

The lead campaigns for each side have been chosen, so referendum battle can now commence. To mark the start of the official campaign period, we report this morning that Vote Leave is arguing Britain must leave the European Union in order to save the NHS. Boris Johnson will open the first day of official campaigning with a speech in which he’ll argue that Britain’s contribution to Brussels is better spent on building new hospitals and that Brexit would save the NHS from the “unsustainable pressure” caused by “uncontrolled immigration”.  In light of official figures revealing that the NHS has had its worst ever performance against accident and emergency and 111 targets, such an argument could be rather effective. Although Brexiteers may want to take care how they use the NHS in the referendum debate, we say in our leader: “It would be unwise to hand a propaganda coup to Mr Corbyn by validating his false narrative that the Prime Minister is ruining Britain’s public services.”

Expect Eurosceptics nonetheless to make lots of noise about the National Health Service over the campaign, as polling shows voters are worried about its fate in the EU. Many left-wing voters harbour such concerns, as Jeremy Corbyn conceded in his supposedly pro-EU speech yesterday when he warned that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership free trade deal with the US could “enforce privatisation on our public services enforce privatisation on our public services“.  “Would it be very cynical to suggest that, as far as the Remain campaign goes, his heart isn’t entirely in it?” asks Michael Deacon.

Remainers will be reading their rivals’ claims about the NHS this morning with quiet bemusement after weeks being told off for their “Project Fear” tactics. Former NHS chief executive Sir David Nicholson has come out to bat for them in response to Vote Leave’s offensive on health, arguing that Brexit would “damage the economy and mean less money for the NHS”. Meanwhile, Alistair Darling is making the economic case for the pro-EU side this morning with a speech accusing the Brexiteers for “playing with fire and asking the British people to play along”. The former Chancellor hasn’t lost his ability to be gloomy, having famously predicted at the Treasury “arguably the worst” economic downturn in 60 years, so he will cite “credible warnings of economic disaster” if Britain leaves and declare that “dark clouds are gathering on our horizon”.

The referendum now means politicians are rushing to put party allegiance aside to team up for their respective causes. Nigel Farage is speaking with Chris Grayling at a Grassroots Out event next week, although it remains to be seen if he’ll publicly bury the hatchet with his own MP Douglas Carswell. The Ukip leader is publicly politeness itself about Eurosceptics from other parties, promising to work with “anyone” for the cause. But his own party seems to be a different story, as the leader attended campaign launches for the local elections in Scotland and London, but seems to be keeping away from the Wales launch today. This may have something to do with his relations with assembly candidates like Neil Hamilton.

The Remain camp sought to show off how cross-party it can be, persuading David Cameron to make calls to voters yesterday in front of the cameras alongside Paddy Ashdown, Neil Kinnock, Tessa Jowell and Darren Johnson. Some Europhiles will be proud of such a sight, but the Leave camp will be secretly pleased as such pictures help it argue that only the “establishment” is pro-Remain. The Prime Minister might have thought Jeremy Corbyn would help him appeal to progressive Europhiles, but – as James Kirkup writes in today’s paper – his ally is being found wanting. “If Mr Cameron’s referendum tactics appear increasingly desperate and aggressive (have you had your £9-million’s worth of EU “facts” in the post yet?) it’s not just because he’s struggling with his own party. It’s also because he knows that a Labour leader whose help he badly needs will do little or nothing to help him keep Britain in,” he writes.

Of Papers and Glass Paperweights and Prices in Stone

Beyond the Cusp

Often the proof is in ancient writings found imbedded in the clay pottery shards which are on display currently in the Israel Museum in Jerusalem starting Tuesday, April 12, 2016. These are a collection of military orders written in ancient Hebrew dated to the end of the First Temple period which were unearthed in an excavation of a fort in Arad, Israel, and dated to about 600 B.C. shortly before Nebuchadnezzar’s destruction of Jerusalem, and were uncovered in the Negev Desert (see image below). The fact that military orders found were written by multiple individuals has been used, along with biblical writings from the same period, in order to be effective implied that literacy was rather common amongst the area known as Judea. These writings, published Monday in the US Journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, make it possible for the earliest books of the bible to…

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German Justice Minister Blames Muslim Raping on Sexy Billboards


Insanity reigns when a nation expects its natives to change so much to accommodate an invasion of foreigners who aren’t expected to be able to control themselves from committing rape.

From the full original blog article at BARE NAKED ISLAM:

We already know that German police and media were banned from acknowledging mass rapes by Muslim immigrants in Cologne and other cities.  Now that the truth is known anyway, blame billboards.

GERMAN Justice Minister blames mass sexual assaults by Muslims on those “sexy billboards” and wants them banned

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Egypt Gifts Saudi Arabia Two Strategic Islands in the Red Sea; Informs Israel

As an apparent act for gratitude for bailing out the Egyptian state during a period of economic and internal instability, Cairo is granting Saudi Arabia authority over two uninhabited islands in the Red Sea. While Tiran and Sanafir are technically Saudi territory, Egypt has administered the islands since 1950.

This is more than a mere thank-you note. Egypt didn’t simply gift the Saudis a random or ceremonial pair of rocks in the Red Sea this past weekend. It gifted Egypt the two most important rocks in the entire Gulf of Aqaba (or, if you prefer, the Gulf of Eilat). Tiran and Sanafir, which boast a total surface area of 44 square miles, serendipitously clog the narrows separating the tip of the Sinai and the Saudi coast. Whoever controls them can choke off both Israel and Jordan’s access to the Indian Ocean. And the islands have played more than a bit part in the Israeli-Arab conflict.

Along with his expulsion of U.N. observers from the Sinai in May of 1967, Egyptian dictator Gamal Abdul Nasser’s blockade of the Strait of Tiran to vessels traveling to and from Israel was one of the major precipitating events of the Six-Day War. The islands were so important that former Israeli defense minister Moshe Dayan made a point of visiting them during his honeymoon in Israeli-occupied Sharm el-Sheikh. Crucially, Israeli rule over the Sinai didn’t just extend to the peninsula, but to the straits on the peninsula’s eastern edge—something that prevented any prospective Arab army from blockading the gulf from its eastern side. The islands remained under Israeli control between 1967 and the final implementation of the Camp David Accords with Egypt in 1982.


ISIS Chant Praising Brussels Attacks Could Attract Recruits, Herald More

A recent “nasheed” – or Islamic chant – posted by ISIS celebrating the Brussels attacks, could serve as a recruitment tool for ISIS to persuade potential jihadists to fight on the continent.

“We Destroyed Belgium” features ISIS’s self-proclaimed caliph, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, speaking in the beginning, proclaiming the international nature of his group

.”Allah is our destination. He is our goal. Our Sheikh al-Baghdadi proclaimed the banner of jihad … With the strength of belief our weapons are raised … We destroyed Belgium … Infidels and hypocrites. With slaughter we come to you. No, no agreement And if they say, terrorist. I say, the honor is mine,” the nasheed says.

This nasheed comes amid ISIS threats of further attacks. The terror organization released a video last week threatening to strike against London, Berlin or Rome. Other ISIS threats in the wake of the Brussels attacks similarly featured Berlin and London.

“Plans are afoot as we read these words now,” said ex-jihadi and counter-terrorism expert Mubin Shaikh. “It is well within the scope of this thinking, to insert coded messages into some of these nasheeds.”


“What is happening in the Middle East will happen in Europe”

Isa Gürbüz, the Syrian Orthodox Church leader in Switzerland, calls Christians to be vigilant. The agenda of Islam is to take power.

“In 20 or 30 years there will be a Muslim majority in Europe. Half of European women will then wear a hijab.” This prediction doesn’t come from Michel Houellebecq or Thilo Sarrazin, but from Dionysos Isa Gürbüz, the Syrian Orthodox bishop in Switzerland. He resides in the idyllic Lake Zug Arth Capuchin monastery, with two monks and two nuns. From the monastery Mor Avgin, as it is called today, he oversees the 10,000 Syrian Orthodox faithful in Switzerland and 4,000 in Austria.

Isa Gürbüz is busy preparing for the Easter services, which are celebrated in his church in late April. Then his coreligionists will flock in the hundreds to Arth. Together they will pray, sing and debate – in the Aramaic native language, the sacred language that Jesus spoke. The Syrian Orthodox Church is the oldest of all. In her home in the former Mesopotamia, today Syria and Iraq, they are persecuted. “Arth has therefore become a center for the preservation of our endangered religion and culture,” says Gürbüz.

The fate of the Christians preoccupies the bishop.