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Senator Rand Paul delivered arguments to put restrictions and conditions on monetary aid to foreign countries moments before the Senate voted to continue those same policies without any restrictions.

 

Brevard Times has more along with the vote tally:

Rubio, Nelson Vote For Foreign Aid To Libya, Pakistan, Egypt

Sen. Paul’s bill, S. 3576, called for a prohibition of U.S. aid funds to the governments of Egypt, Libya and Pakistan contingent upon the release to U.S. authorities the aggressors who attacked our embassy and consulate in Egypt and Libya, respectively, and the release of Dr. Shakil Afridi, currently held by the Pakistani government.

 

“In no way should the United States government be sending money to governments who are not our ally, who blatantly do not respect our country, and who work to compromise the safety of our allies and citizens abroad. I am pleased that the Senate leadership has listened to my pleas for an end to this and have agreed to debate and vote on this pressing issue,” Sen. Paul said.

 

Senators Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) both voted for continued foreign aid to those mid-east countries.  The total U.S. foreign aid given to Pakistan, Libya and Egypt equals roughly $4 billion per year.
See also Gov Track:

Laugh out loud funny.
This one is sure to go viral.

 

Decide for yourself if President Obama meant what he said.
 

 

Is America or the world better off 4 years later?

Hat tip Resist Tyranny

I will never forget the horror, dismay and anger I felt while watching the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. I don’t know any American who was unaffected by the horrendous attacks by those Islamic radicals.

But you must be aware the subtle attack continues. There is a tradition of the Islamist to build shrines at the places of those so-called victories and they are attempting to build such a shrine at the crash site of Flight 93:

Alec Rawls has asked me to join him in re-raising awareness to this aberration and I join him humbly and reverently in honor of those who gave their lives for our freedom and safety.

We must not allow shrines to evil to be constructed, especially under the guise of memorials to our hero citizens’ brave sacrifice.

Re-posted with permission:

9/11: New Park Service images prove the Crescent of Embrace memorial to Flight 93 is unchanged

Crescent and star

The original Crescent of Embrace design for the Flight 93 memorial (left) was laid out in the configuration of an Islamic crescent and star flag (right). The crash site sits between the tips of the giant crescent, in the position of the star on an Islamic flag.

When this apparent symbol of Islamic triumph caused a national uproar seven years ago the Memorial Project (a public-private entity overseen by the Park Service) promised to change the design, but as demonstrated by the images below, they never did make any significant changes:

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Above: original Crescent of Embrace design. Below: a frame from the Park Service’s new virtual fly-by of the Circle of Embrace “re-design” as it is being built. (Comparison image thanks to MaxK.)

The most significant change is the few extra trees that are being planted outside the mouth of the original crescent (starting at the crescent tip on the right, where the flight path symbolically “breaks the circle,” and continuing down behind the Sacred Ground Plaza that marks the crash site). These few trees supposedly turn the crescent into a circle, but as you can see, they do no such thing, but only apply the most minor window dressing to what is still a bare naked Islamic-shaped crescent.

The circle-breaking, crescent-creating theme of the design also remains completely intact

The Park Service web site explicitly describes the Circle of Embrace as a broken circle, proving that the terrorist-memorializing theme of the design is also unchanged. Way back in 2005 architect Paul Murdoch described his original Crescent of Embrace as a broken circle. The 9/11 attacks broke our circle of peace and the unbroken part of the circle, what symbolically remains standing in the wake of 9/11, is a giant Islamic-shaped crescent. The terrorist memorializing intent is obvious, or in the words of Tom Burnett Senior (father of flight 93 hero Tom Burnett Junior), “blatantly obvious.”

The actions depicted in the memorial design are those of the terrorists. They break the circle of peace and the result is their flag planted atop the graves of our murdered heroes. Calling the design a broken circle instead of a crescent does not change this symbolism one whit. The unbroken part of the circle is still a giant Islamic-shaped crescent, still pointing to Mecca.





Instead of pointing 2° north of Mecca, the half-mile wide crescent now points 3° south of Mecca

A crescent that points the direction to Mecca is a very familiar construct in the Islamic world. Because Muslims face Mecca for prayer, every mosque is built around a Mecca direction indicator called a mihrab, and the classic mihrab is crescent shaped. Here are the two most famous mihrabs in the world:

 

Crescent mihrabs

Left: the Mihrab of the Prophet, at the Prophet’s mosque in Medina. Right: the mihrab of the Great Mosque in Cordoba Spain. Face into these crescents to face Mecca, just as with the Flight 93 memorial.

As the Crescent of Embrace was originally designed, a person standing between the tips of the giant Crescent and facing into the center of the Crescent would be facing a little less than 2° north of Mecca (proof here). This almost-exact Mecca orientation was confirmed to the Park Service in 2006 by Daniel Griffith, a professor of “geospatial information” at the University of Texas who was brought in as a consultant by the Park Service.

Griffith’s report examined the analysis of Politicalities blogger jonathan Haas, who had calculated that the crescent pointed.62° off of Mecca. Allowing some margin of error for the exact coordinates used for the crash site and for Mecca, Griffith confirmed Haas’ calculation of the direction to Mecca (“the arctangent value is correct”), and he accepted Haas’ calculation that the bisector of the giant crescent pointed a mere .62° off of this Mecca-line. The actual divergence is slightly larger—a bit less than 2°—but this is what the Park Service was told by Griffith: that the crescent pointed less than 1° from Mecca.

Even the Park Service realized this was bad but their response was pathetic, as Murdoch was only forced to make a slight change in the orientation of his giant mihrab. The conversation is easy to imagine: “How about if I change the orientation by five degrees?” Murdoch presumably asked. “Would that be enough?” So now instead of pointing 2° north of Mecca, it now points 3° south of Mecca, both of which are highly accurate by Islamic standards.

For most of Islam’s 1400 year history far-flung Muslims had no accurate way to determine the direction to Mecca. (Many of the most famous mihrabs point 10, 20, 30 or more degrees off Mecca.) Thus it developed as a matter of religious doctrine that what matters is intent to face Mecca, which architect Paul Murdoch proves by elaborately repeating his Mecca orientations throughout the design.





They misled the public into thinking that the crescent was being removed

Images of the Circle of Embrace “redesign” that the Park Service released in late November 2005 were calculated to fool the public into thinking that real changes were being made. Here is a comparison between the original Crescent of Embrace (top) and the phony redesign (bottom). At first glance the Circle of Embrace actually does look more like a circle than a crescent, but if you examine closely you’ll see that this is almost entirely due to re-coloring of the image. The only actual change is the addition of the extra arc of trees that extends from the circle-breaking crescent tip down the hill towards the crash site:

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Because this extra arc of trees explicitly represents a broken off part of the circle it in no way alters the circle-breaking, crescent-creating theme of the design. Neither does it affect the Mecca-orientation of the giant crescent (the unbroken part of the circle) that is left standing in the wake of 9/11. It only looks like a real change, but the Memorial Project apparently decided that even this purely cosmetic alteration conceded too much to critics.

Look again at that screen-grab from the Park Service’s new animated fly-by of the design as it is actually being built. The bold extra arc of trees that was the only actual change in the Circle of Embrace redesign has been taken out and replaced with a wispy wave trees:

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These few trees, planted to the rear of a person facing into the giant crescent, do not diminish in any way the crescent’s functionality as a mihrab/Mecca-direction indicator. You can plant as many trees behind a mosque as you want. It is still a mosque, or in this case, a terrorist-memorial mosque.

Feel like complaining? Give Flight 93 Memorial Superintendent Keith Newlin a piece of your mind (and please pass along any response that you receive). There is also a petition you can sign, if you haven’t done so already.

Never forget!

Well done!

Caption this photo.

 

Praise the Lord? Or praise Obama? Given the Government is the only thing that we all belong to” theme of the DNC conference in Charlotte, NC this week and the “non-sanctioned” posters being hawked by vendors outside the DNC, I think it’s obvious who the Democrats would like us to bow to, and it isn’t the Lord Jesus Christ.

An Obama calendar, obtained by Fox News, features two religious images of the Commander-in-Chief.    

The month of August includes a photograph of Obama’s birth certificate with the words “Heaven sent.”

The president was born on Aug. 4th.

The entry also includes a photograph of Obama along with a passage of Scripture from the New Testament.

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life,” the entry read — referencing John 3:16.

Read the rest: FOX News & Commentary: Todd Starnes Artwork Likens Obama to Jesus | FOX News & Commentary: Todd Starnes.

This is a continuing tactic used by the Obama team and their supporters. It is offensive and disturbing to Constitutionalists and Christians alike. Americans do not worship our president, nor should we be encouraged to. It’s also telling that the DNC Platform removed references to God and Jerusalem while mentioning Obama by name 38 times and referring to him around 200. See – Democrats Remove ‘God-Given’ From Platform, Remove References to Jerusalem

 

If he’s repeating the same lines as 2008, then isn’t he running against himself? Isn’t he admitting he’s done nothing to fix the problems he claims to have inherited or that his policies aren’t working?

“If Someone Isn’t Doing The Job, You’ve Got to Let ’em Go” ~ Clint Eastwood

 

First seen at Motor City Times.

The corruption in the Republican Party can no longer be ignored. I recieved a message today and a link to the video evidence from Heidi Thiess concerning the Republican Rules Committee fight that occurred during the first days of the recent RNC convention:

Calling all Conservatives: watch this UPDATE ON REPUBLICAN FLOOR FIGHT. The real story is getting out. Please help spread the word. Have you seen this video of Boehner’s SCRIPTED response to the floor vote? Unfettered, incontrovertible corruption! Please help share his video everywhere because folks still don’t understand the impact of these changes nor the corruption that the RNC and top Republican officials engaged in to shove this down our throats.

The bottom line: these rules would have crushed Reagan in ’76 and if left unchanged mean we’ll never get a conservative choice (like a Reagan) again. We must fight back!

Watch the TelePrompter that PROVES corruption:

Thanks to Heidi and to Ben Swann for following this story.

Background –

Michelle Malkin: Floor fight: Grass-roots activists battle attempt to rig RNC delegate rules Updated: Palin: “direct attack on the grass-roots;” RNC power grab showdown 2pm; Rush weighs in; purge underway?; Rules Cmte votes 78-14 for deal; dissidents gather sigs for floor fight; Boehner/Sununu declare”no objections” over massive boos on floor

and: RNC power grab: the aftermath

Freedomworks: Romney’s “RNC Power Grab”: What Really Happened

Right Scoop: Mark Levin explains the RNC rules change and why we must defeat it

Texas Conservative News: Thoughts on the #RNCpowergrab

Heidi Thiess is a Constitutional Conservative candidate for City Council in League City, Texas.

Crossposted at Texas Conservative News: Proof #RNCpowergrab Floor Vote was Scripted

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