Oct 162017
 

The unpatriotic and naive nature of the NFL Protesters shows that they and people like them have less than the normal amount of future consideration. They lack Emotional intelligence which enables people to sense the future.
the protester players have soiled their own nest as well as ruined the NFL as many fans refuse to even watch the games let alone actually buy a ticket to the stadium.
Football fans want football, not to be used to help people like the protesting players who are little more than spoiled brats who could care less about the emotions of others. They lack empathy as well as their lack of the ability to control and evaluate their emotions.
The protesters are missing the ability to engage in strategic planning. If they keep up the protests there will be far less money for the owners to pay and reward them which will decrease their own money and future but then they can’t think as far ahead as the future, can they?

Oct 162017
 

So claims Julian Assange after Hillary blamed him for helping her lose the last presidential election and called him “a tool of Russian Intelligence”.
The full quote from Assange is: “There’s something wrong with Hillary Clinton. It is not just her constant lying. It is not just that she throws off menacing glares and seethes thwarted entitlement. Watch closely. Something much darker rides along with it. A cold creepiness rarely seen.”
But Assange was being kind to this bag eyed harridan who seemingly has no kindness within her.
Hillary is the darker, meaner of the Clintons. Her husband sought feminine companionship within many other women including Monica and Jennifer because Hillary is lacking the basis maternal attributes. Hillary is without common decency too.
as we witnessed when she moved against Billy Dale and the White House Travel Office as soon as she got into the White House.
Hillary and people like her must be kept from any power over others because of her rather Satanic nature.

Oct 162017
 

The difference between conservatives and progressives is that we view progressives as mistaken or misinformed, whereas progressives view us as evil.
America has always had a secret ballot. It prevents exactly the type of intimidation progressives use against their opponents in the public square. The movies have been ruined by writers who put race-based politics into every movie and TV commercial so we protest in silence and spend our dollars to support out politics.

Oct 162017
 

Depending on which list is used European countries which are despised by the way by folks from the lesser countries and cultures dominate the best places to live list.

Having visited most of them over the past 30 years or so I’d have added South Africa and Rhodesia before it was taken over by Comrade Robert Magube as well as Kenya, Egypt, Israel and many other places and cities that didn’t make the lists.
Mercer, one of the world’s largest HR consultancy firms, releases its “Quality of Living Index” annually, which looks at cities that provide the best quality of life. It considers Vienna as Number One, Zurich as number two then Munich, Auckland, Vancouver, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, Copenhagen Sydney, Amsterdam, Wellington, Berlin, Bern, Toronto, then Melbourne, all good choices.
Same for the Legatum List of The 25 richest, healthiest, happiest, and most advanced countries in the world which picks New Zealand then Norway Finland, Canada, Australia, Sweden. Denmark, The UK, Germany, Luxembourg, Ireland, Iceland, Austria, Belgium then America.
Neither of these lists grasp the uniqueness that is America. Only America could have produced Oprah and Donald Trump as well as the nucleaar age, the best tech revolution and, well the recent race-based protests of the NFL sort of ruined American football for many, many people who will never follow it like it was followed before the protests against America began.
Which place or places will be the best to live in the future? Impossible to predict as people change the places that are considered the best according to some criteria some reviewer or group that has an ax to grind or a place to promote.
So far, after being in 92 countries however for me it’s always been America. It was rough during Obama and Hillary almost made it worse but America seems back on track…Hope that doesn’t change but, ….

Oct 152017
 

She has plenty. Rodger Ailes, she says, tried to kiss her when she was single. She considered that “sexual harassment”. She never reported it and praised Ailes for supporting her career at FOX.

She prepared several “trap questions” for presidential candidate Donald Trump. She had help with that from colleagues at FOX. They set-up Trump to look bad. Kelly is disreputable on those two scores but there’s more in the book that shows how small Kelly’s character really is.
Kelly want’s to “Settle For More” which is the title of her book and she’s made sure she got more, just not always in the most noble ways.

Kelly highlights what Christopher Hitchens wrote was the difference between an open mind and an empty mind: the latter “will not stay vacant for long but will be swiftly filled up—with platitude.”

The book seems written by a fifth grader and the stories of Kelly’s life seem to have topped out at that intellectual level. It’s a fast read but it’s also a book to be missed. I bought a copy for $0.25 and would have been better if I could have read of review of it before shelling out the quarter. Don’t waste your time. . .

 

Oct 152017
 

One of histories great pigs who assaulted women time after time and continued to get away with it and no one went to the police? What kind of a culture allows a slob of a man to misrepresent all good men and get away with his disease-ridden mind? A list of 40 is HERE. and HERE.

Harvey better hope none of the parents, especially the fathers of any of these accusers get close enough to Harvey to make him understand just what he did that was so awful. Same for any red-blooded man or woman who knows what this lecherous pig Harvey did.

Feel sorry for Harvey? HaHa! Better instead to feel sorry for the women who this tatterdemalion; this dilapidated excuse for a real male who abused his power and money to coerce who knows how many vulnerable women into letting him get away with whatever he got away with most of which is unknown.
Why is he still not arrested? Why is there no law enforcement activity against this a public rapist? Where is the outcry from powerful women who do not condemn him and demand law enforcement do some law enforcing against this whore of a man???
He’s 65. This has been going on since 1990 or earlier. That’s 27 years! How did this slob get away with this for 27 years?? Ge allegedly started this when he was a 38 year old slob who gives real men a bad name. .
Here’s the list so far:
Here are all the women who have come forward since the Times’ initial exposé was published on October 5, with links to their stories. Weinstein has apologized for his behavior but denied accusations of sexual assault through a spokesperson.

Ashley Judd
When the actress arrived at a hotel for what she thought was a business meeting in approximately 1996, she says, “he appeared in a bathrobe and asked if he could give her a massage or she could watch him shower.”

Emily Nestor
On Nestor’s second day temping at The Weinstein Company, in 2014, Weinstein invited her to a hotel and, she said, told her that “if she accepted his sexual advances, he would boost her career.”

Laura Madden
The former employee says that “Mr. Weinstein prodded her for massages at hotels in Dublin and London beginning in 1991.”

Zelda Perkins
The assistant said she and several other co-workers “had been regularly subjected to inappropriate requests or comments in hotel rooms.” In 1998, she threatened to go public or sue Weinstein unless he stopped; a settlement was reached.

Rose McGowan
“An episode in a hotel room during the Sundance Film Festival” led to a $100,000 settlement with the actress in 1997. MacGowan has since revealed that Weinstein raped her.

Ambra Battilana Gutierrez
The model reported Weinstein to the police in 2015, after he “grabbed her breasts after asking if they were real and put his hands up her skirt” during a meeting in his office. Despite her cooperation – including her involvement in an attempted sting that produced a harrowing recording of the producers entreaties – the Manhattan district attorney declined to bring charges.

Jennifer Siebel Newsom
The filmmaker and actress said Weinstein made “aggressive advances” on her, inviting her to his hotel room under a professional pretext.

Zoë Brock
In 1997, Weinstein tricked the model into his hotel room, where he got undressed and asked her for a massage. Brock locked herself into the bathroom. “Harvey chased me, dick, balls and all, and banged on the door with his fists, pleading with me to come out,” she said.

Liza Campbell
Campbell was a freelance script-reader for Miramax in 1995 when Weinstein called her to his hotel room to talk business. He got in the tub and said to Campbell, “What do you say we both jump in the bath?”

Louise Godbold
Godbold, who was preyed upon by Weinstein in the early 1990s, described “the office tour that became an occasion to trap me in an empty meeting room, the begging for a massage, his hands on my shoulders as I attempted to beat a retreat… all while not wanting to alienate the most powerful man in Hollywood.”

Asia Argento
In 1997, the actress and filmmaker was invited to a nonexistent party in Weinstein’s hotel room, where he pressured her into giving him a massage. He then, she told the New Yorker, “pulled her skirt up, forced her legs apart, and performed oral sex on her as she repeatedly told him to stop.”

Lucia Evans
In 2004, the former aspiring actress was invited to a meeting at the Miramax office, where, she says, Weinstein “forced me to perform oral sex on him.”

Mira Sorvino
Sorvino was in a hotel room with Weinstein in 1995 when she said “he started massaging my shoulders” and “sort of chasing me around.” Weeks later, he arrived at her apartment for what he said was a late-night meeting, then left when she lied and said that her boyfriend was on his way.

Rosanna Arquette
Arquette arrived at Weinstein’s room to pick up a script in the early 1990s. She told the New York Times he grabbed her hand and put it on his neck, asking for a massage, and then when she pulled it away, grabbed her hand again and tried to put it on his penis.

Emma de Caunes
During the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, Weinstein led the French actress up to his room, under the pretext of retrieving a book he wanted to give her. Once there, she said, he got in the shower, emerged naked, and “demanded that she lie on the bed.”

Jessica Barth
The actress went to Weinstein’s hotel in 2011 for a meeting, where she said “he alternated between offering to cast her in a film and demanding a naked massage in bed.”

Gwyneth Paltrow
Weinstein summoned Paltrow to his hotel suite in the mid-1990s for a work meeting, which, she told the New York Times, “ended with Mr. Weinstein placing his hands on her and suggesting they head to the bedroom for massages.”

Judith Godrèche
The French star went to Weinstein’s room to discuss marketing. He asked for a massage and “the next thing I know, he’s pressing against me and pulling off my sweater,” she said.

Angelina Jolie
Weinstein “made unwanted advances on her in a hotel room” in 1998.

Katherine Kendall
In 1993, the actress went to Weinstein’s home after a meeting, supposedly so he could pick something up. She says he “undressed and chased her around a living room.”

Tomi-Ann Roberts
Weinstein invited the aspiring actress to his hotel in 1984 to discuss a film he was making. She says she found him “nude in the bathtub,” and he pressured her to get naked too.

Dawn Dunning
The actress (now costume designer) went to Weinstein’s hotel in 2003 for a meeting. He offered to cast her in upcoming roles if, she said, she would “have three-way sex with him.”

Heather Graham
Weinstein called Graham into his office in the early 2000s, and offered to put her in a movie. “There was no explicit mention that to star in one of those films I had to sleep with him, but the subtext was there,” she recalled. Weeks later, he tried to arrange a follow-up meeting, but she declined.

Romola Garai
When Garai was 18 (around 2000), Weinstein had her audition for him in his hotel, while he was wearing only a bathrobe. “I felt violated by it, it has stayed very clearly in my memory,” she said.

Louisette Geiss
During a 2008 meeting with the actress and screenwriter, Weinstein left the room and “returned in a robe with the front open, buck-naked,” she said. He got into the hot tub and repeatedly asked her to watch him masturbate.

Lauren Sivan
In a 2007 incident, Weinstein cornered the TV journalist in a restaurant and, she told HuffPost, masturbated in front of her.

Cara Delevingne
Around 2014, Weinstein invited Delevingne to his hotel, where she says he asked her to kiss another woman in the room, and then tried to kiss her himself while blocking the doorway.

Léa Seydoux
The French actress was meeting with Weinstein in a Paris hotel room when an assistant left them alone. “We were talking on the sofa when he suddenly jumped on me and tried to kiss me,” she said. “I had to defend myself. He’s big and fat, so I had to be forceful to resist him.”

Sarah Ann Masse
Masse went to Weinstein’s home to interview for a job babysitting his children. He greeted her in his underwear, asked her strange questions, and concluded the interview by giving her “this really tight, close hug that lasted quite a long period of time” and telling her he loved her.

Kate Beckinsale
When Beckinsale was 17 (likely around 1990), Weinstein called her to his hotel for a meeting. He appeared in a bathrobe and offered her alcohol. She declined and left. “A few years later he asked me if he had tried anything with me in that first meeting,” she said. “I realized he couldn’t remember if he had assaulted me or not.”

Claire Forlani
The actress had two hotel meetings with Weinstein in the 1990s, during which “massage was suggested,” she said. “All I remember was I ducked, dived, and ultimately got out of there without getting slobbered over.”

Florence Darel
In 1995, the actress met with Weinstein in a hotel to discuss a possible collaboration. Then, she said, Weinstein propositioned her, saying that “he found me very attractive and wanted to have relations.”

Sophie Dix
During a hotel meeting around 1990, Weinstein pushed the actress on the bed and started “tugging at her clothes.” She pulled away and hid in the bathroom. When she eventually opened the door to leave, he was “standing there masturbating.”

Tara Subkoff
The actress encountered Weinstein at a party in the 1990s. He “grabbed me to sit me on his lap,” she said. “It was implied that if I did not comply with doing what he asked me to do that I would not get the role that I had already been informally offered.”

Minka Kelly
Kelly met with Weinstein at a hotel restaurant, where, she said, he “regaled me with offers of a lavish life filled with trips around the world on private planes etc. IF I would be his girlfriend.” She declined, and he asked her not to tell anyone about their conversation.

Melissa Sagemiller
Weinstein made multiple advances on the actress in 2000. In one instance, he lured her to his hotel room and blocked the doorway until she agreed to kiss him; in another, he had her luggage brought to his private plane so she’d have to ride with him instead of taking her previously booked commercial flight.

Angie Everhart
Over a decade ago, the model had been asleep on a friend’s boat when she awoke to find Weinstein standing over her and blocking the exit. He masturbated in front of her.

Mia Kirshner
The actress described “an ordeal in a hotel room where he attempted to treat me like chattel that could be purchased with the promise of work in exchange for being his disposable orifice.”

Alice Evans
After rejecting Weinstein in a hotel bar in 2002, the actress wrote, “I was never again considered for a Weinstein film, and neither was [Ioan Gruffud, her then-boyfriend and now-husband].”

Eva Green
“I met him for a business meeting in Paris where he behaved inappropriately and I had to push him off,” Green wrote in a statement. “I got away without it going further, but the experience left me shocked and disgusted.”

The anonymous women
Again, these are just the women whose names we know. The original Times story alludes to an unnamed female assistant whom Weinstein pressured into giving him a massage while he was naked. The New Yorker has quotes from an unnamed colleague of Weinstein’s, who alleges that he raped her in a hotel room.

There’s an anonymous actress who “locked herself in a hotel bathroom” to get away from him, and says that he masturbated in front of her. Another had spoken with The New Yorker, but withdrew her account because, she said, “The legal angle is coming at me and I have no recourse.”

Oct 152017
 

May 21, 2017 Saudi Arabia  “I want to thank King Salman for his extraordinary words, and the magnificent Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for hosting today’s summit. I am honored to be received by such gracious hosts. I have always heard about the splendor of your country and the kindness of your citizens, but words do not do justice to the grandeur of this remarkable place and the incredible hospitality you have shown us from the moment we arrived.

You also hosted me in the treasured home of King Abdulaziz, the founder of the Kingdom who united your great people. Working alongside another beloved leader—American President Franklin Roosevelt—King Abdulaziz began the enduring partnership between our two countries. King Salman: your father would be so proud to see that you are continuing his legacy—and just as he opened the first chapter in our partnership, today we begin a new chapter that will bring lasting benefits to our citizens.

Let me now also extend my deep and heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of the distinguished heads of state who made this journey here today. You greatly honor us with your presence, and I send the warmest regards from my country to yours. I know that our time together will bring many blessings to both your people and mine.

I stand before you as a representative of the American People, to deliver a message of friendship and hope. That is why I chose to make my first foreign visit a trip to the heart of the Muslim world, to the nation that serves as custodian of the two holiest sites in the Islamic Faith.

In my inaugural address to the American People, I pledged to strengthen America’s oldest friendships, and to build new partnerships in pursuit of peace. I also promised that America will not seek to impose our way of life on others, but to outstretch our hands in the spirit of cooperation and trust.

Our vision is one of peace, security, and prosperity—in this region, and in the world.

Our goal is a coalition of nations who share the aim of stamping out extremism and providing our children a hopeful future that does honor to God.

And so this historic and unprecedented gathering of leaders—unique in the history of nations—is a symbol to the world of our shared resolve and our mutual respect. To the leaders and citizens of every country assembled here today, I want you to know that the United States is eager to form closer bonds of friendship, security, culture and commerce.

For Americans, this is an exciting time. A new spirit of optimism is sweeping our country: in just a few months, we have created almost a million new jobs, added over 3 trillion dollars of new value, lifted the burdens on American industry, and made record investments in our military that will protect the safety of our people and enhance the security of our wonderful friends and allies—many of whom are here today.

Now, there is even more blessed news I am pleased to share with you. My meetings with King Salman, the Crown Prince, and the Deputy Crown Prince, have been filled with great warmth, good will, and tremendous cooperation. Yesterday, we signed historic agreements with the Kingdom that will invest almost $400 billion in our two countries and create many thousands of jobs in America and Saudi Arabia.

This landmark agreement includes the announcement of a $110 billion Saudi-funded defense purchase—and we will be sure to help our Saudi friends to get a good deal from our great American defense companies. This agreement will help the Saudi military to take a greater role in security operations.

We have also started discussions with many of the countries present today on strengthening partnerships, and forming new ones, to advance security and stability across the Middle East and beyond.

Later today, we will make history again with the opening of a new Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology—located right here, in this central part of the Islamic World.

This groundbreaking new center represents a clear declaration that Muslim-majority countries must take the lead in combatting radicalization, and I want to express our gratitude to King Salman for this strong demonstration of leadership.

I have had the pleasure of welcoming several of the leaders present today to the White House, and I look forward to working with all of you.

America is a sovereign nation and our first priority is always the safety and security of our citizens. We are not here to lecture—we are not here to tell other people how to live, what to do, who to be, or how to worship. Instead, we are here to offer partnership—based on shared interests and values—to pursue a better future for us all.

Here at this summit we will discuss many interests we share together. But above all we must be united in pursuing the one goal that transcends every other consideration. That goal is to meet history’s great test—to conquer extremism and vanquish the forces of terrorism.

Young Muslim boys and girls should be able to grow up free from fear, safe from violence, and innocent of hatred. And young Muslim men and women should have the chance to build a new era of prosperity for themselves and their peoples.

With God’s help, this summit will mark the beginning of the end for those who practice terror and spread its vile creed. At the same time, we pray this special gathering may someday be remembered as the beginning of peace in the Middle East—and maybe, even all over the world.

But this future can only be achieved through defeating terrorism and the ideology that drives it.

Few nations have been spared its violent reach.

America has suffered repeated barbaric attacks—from the atrocities of September 11th to the devastation of the Boston Bombing, to the horrible killings in San Bernardino and Orlando.

The nations of Europe have also endured unspeakable horror. So too have the nations of Africa and even South America. India, Russia, China and Australia have been victims.

But, in sheer numbers, the deadliest toll has been exacted on the innocent people of Arab, Muslim and Middle Eastern nations. They have borne the brunt of the killings and the worst of the destruction in this wave of fanatical violence.

Some estimates hold that more than 95 percent of the victims of terrorism are themselves Muslim.

We now face a humanitarian and security disaster in this region that is spreading across the planet. It is a tragedy of epic proportions. No description of the suffering and depravity can begin to capture its full measure.

The true toll of ISIS, Al Qaeda, Hezbollah, Hamas, and so many others, must be counted not only in the number of dead. It must also be counted in generations of vanished dreams.

The Middle East is rich with natural beauty, vibrant cultures, and massive amounts of historic treasures. It should increasingly become one of the great global centers of commerce and opportunity.

This region should not be a place from which refugees flee, but to which newcomers flock.  

Saudi Arabia is home to the holiest sites in one of the world’s great faiths. Each year millions of Muslims come from around the world to Saudi Arabia to take part in the Hajj. In addition to ancient wonders, this country is also home to modern ones—including soaring achievements in architecture.

Egypt was a thriving center of learning and achievement thousands of years before other parts of the world. The wonders of Giza, Luxor and Alexandria are proud monuments to that ancient heritage.

All over the world, people dream of walking through the ruins of Petra in Jordan. Iraq was the cradle of civilization and is a land of natural beauty. And the United Arab Emirates has reached incredible heights with glass and steel, and turned earth and water into spectacular works of art.

The entire region is at the center of the key shipping lanes of the Suez Canal, the Red Sea, and the Straits of Hormuz. The potential of this region has never been greater. 65 percent of its population is under the age of 30. Like all young men and women, they seek great futures to build, great national projects to join, and a place for their families to call home.

But this untapped potential, this tremendous cause for optimism, is held at bay by bloodshed and terror. There can be no coexistence with this violence. There can be no tolerating it, no accepting it, no excusing it, and no ignoring it.

Every time a terrorist murders an innocent person, and falsely invokes the name of God, it should be an insult to every person of faith.

Terrorists do not worship God, they worship death.

If we do not act against this organized terror, then we know what will happen. Terrorism’s devastation of life will continue to spread. Peaceful societies will become engulfed by violence. And the futures of many generations will be sadly squandered.

If we do not stand in uniform condemnation of this killing—then not only will we be judged by our people, not only will we be judged by history, but we will be judged by God.

This is not a battle between different faiths, different sects, or different civilizations.

This is a battle between barbaric criminals who seek to obliterate human life, and decent people of all religions who seek to protect it.

This is a battle between Good and Evil.

When we see the scenes of destruction in the wake of terror, we see no signs that those murdered were Jewish or Christian, Shia or Sunni. When we look upon the streams of innocent blood soaked into the ancient ground, we cannot see the faith or sect or tribe of the victims—we see only that they were Children of God whose deaths are an insult to all that is holy.

But we can only overcome this evil if the forces of good are united and strong—and if everyone in this room does their fair share and fulfills their part of the burden.

Terrorism has spread across the world. But the path to peace begins right here, on this ancient soil, in this sacred land.

America is prepared to stand with you—in pursuit of shared interests and common security.

But the nations of the Middle East cannot wait for American power to crush this enemy for them. The nations of the Middle East will have to decide what kind of future they want for themselves, for their countries, and for their children.

It is a choice between two futures—and it is a choice America CANNOT make for you.

A better future is only possible if your nations drive out the terrorists and extremists. Drive. Them. Out.

DRIVE THEM OUT of your places of worship.  

DRIVE THEM OUT of your communities.  

DRIVE THEM OUT of your holy land, and

DRIVE THEM OUT OF THIS EARTH.

For our part, America is committed to adjusting our strategies to meet evolving threats and new facts. We will discard those strategies that have not worked—and will apply new approaches informed by experience and judgment. We are adopting a Principled Realism, rooted in common values and shared interests.

Our friends will never question our support, and our enemies will never doubt our determination. Our partnerships will advance security through stability, not through radical disruption. We will make decisions based on real-world outcomes – not inflexible ideology. We will be guided by the lessons of experience, not the confines of rigid thinking. And, wherever possible, we will seek gradual reforms – not sudden intervention.

We must seek partners, not perfection—and to make allies of all who share our goals.

Above all, America seeks peace—not war.

Muslim nations must be willing to take on the burden, if we are going to defeat terrorism and send its wicked ideology into oblivion.

The first task in this joint effort is for your nations to deny all territory to the foot soldiers of evil. Every country in the region has an absolute duty to ensure that terrorists find no sanctuary on their soil.

Many are already making significant contributions to regional security: Jordanian pilots are crucial partners against ISIS in Syria and Iraq. Saudi Arabia and a regional coalition have taken strong action against Houthi militants in Yemen. The Lebanese Army is hunting ISIS operatives who try to infiltrate their territory. Emirati troops are supporting our Afghan partners. In Mosul, American troops are supporting Kurds, Sunnis and Shias fighting together for their homeland. Qatar, which hosts the U.S. Central Command, is a crucial strategic partner. Our longstanding partnership with Kuwait and Bahrain continue to enhance security in the region. And courageous Afghan soldiers are making tremendous sacrifices in the fight against the Taliban, and others, in the fight for their country.

As we deny terrorist organizations control of territory and populations, we must also strip them of their access to funds. We must cut off the financial channels that let ISIS sell oil, let extremists pay their fighters, and help terrorists smuggle their reinforcements.

I am proud to announce that the nations here today will be signing an agreement to prevent the financing of terrorism, called the Terrorist Financing Targeting Center – co-chaired by the United States and Saudi Arabia, and joined by every member of the Gulf Cooperation Council. It is another historic step in a day that will be long remembered.

I also applaud the Gulf Cooperation Council for blocking funders from using their countries as a financial base for terror, and designating Hezbollah as a terrorist organization last year. Saudi Arabia also joined us this week in placing sanctions on one of the most senior leaders of Hezbollah.

Of course, there is still much work to do.

That means honestly confronting the crisis of Islamist extremism and the Islamist terror groups it inspires. And it means standing together against the murder of innocent Muslims, the oppression of women, the persecution of Jews, and the slaughter of Christians.

Religious leaders must make this absolutely clear: Barbarism will deliver you no glory – piety to evil will bring you no dignity. If you choose the path of terror, your life will be empty, your life will be brief, and YOUR SOUL WILL BE CONDEMNED.

And political leaders must speak out to affirm the same idea: heroes don’t kill innocents; they save them. Many nations here today have taken important steps to raise up that message. Saudi Arabia’s Vision for 2030 is an important and encouraging statement of tolerance, respect, empowering women, and economic development.

The United Arab Emirates has also engaged in the battle for hearts and souls—and with the U.S., launched a center to counter the online spread of hate. Bahrain too is working to undermine recruitment and radicalism.

I also applaud Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon for their role in hosting refugees. The surge of migrants and refugees leaving the Middle East depletes the human capital needed to build stable societies and economies. Instead of depriving this region of so much human potential, Middle Eastern countries can give young people hope for a brighter future in their home nations and regions.

That means promoting the aspirations and dreams of all citizens who seek a better life—including women, children, and followers of all faiths. Numerous Arab and Islamic scholars have eloquently argued that protecting equality strengthens Arab and Muslim communities.

For many centuries the Middle East has been home to Christians, Muslims and Jews living side-by-side. We must practice tolerance and respect for each other once again—and make this region a place where every man and woman, no matter their faith or ethnicity, can enjoy a life of dignity and hope.

In that spirit, after concluding my visit in Riyadh, I will travel to Jerusalem and Bethlehem, and then to the Vatican—visiting many of the holiest places in the three Abrahamic Faiths. If these three faiths can join together in cooperation, then peace in this world is possible – including peace between Israelis and Palestinians. I will be meeting with both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

Starving terrorists of their territory, their funding, and the false allure of their craven ideology, will be the basis for defeating them.

But no discussion of stamping out this threat would be complete without mentioning the government that gives terrorists all three—safe harbor, financial backing, and the social standing needed for recruitment. It is a regime that is responsible for so much instability in the region. I am speaking of course of Iran.

From Lebanon to Iraq to Yemen, Iran funds, arms, and trains terrorists, militias, and other extremist groups that spread destruction and chaos across the region. For decades, Iran has fueled the fires of sectarian conflict and terror.

It is a government that speaks openly of mass murder, vowing the destruction of Israel, death to America, and ruin for many leaders and nations in this room.

Among Iran’s most tragic and destabilizing interventions have been in Syria. Bolstered by Iran, Assad has committed unspeakable crimes, and the United States has taken firm action in response to the use of banned chemical weapons by the Assad Regime—launching 59 tomahawk missiles at the Syrian air base from where that murderous attack originated.

Responsible nations must work together to end the humanitarian crisis in Syria, eradicate ISIS, and restore stability to the region. The Iranian regime’s longest-suffering victims are its own people. Iran has a rich history and culture, but the people of Iran have endured hardship and despair under their leaders’ reckless pursuit of conflict and terror.

Until the Iranian regime is willing to be a partner for peace, all nations of conscience must work together to isolate Iran, deny it funding for terrorism, and pray for the day when the Iranian people have the just and righteous government they deserve.  

The decisions we make will affect countless lives.

King Salman, I thank you for the creation of this great moment in history, and for your massive investment in America, its industry and its jobs. I also thank you for investing in the future of this part of the world.

This fertile region has all the ingredients for extraordinary success – a rich history and culture, a young and vibrant people, a thriving spirit of enterprise. But you can only unlock this future if the citizens of the Middle East are freed from extremism, terror and violence.

We in this room are the leaders of our peoples. They look to us for answers, and for action. And when we look back at their faces, behind every pair of eyes is a soul that yearns for justice.

Today, billions of faces are now looking at us, waiting for us to act on the great question of our time.

Will we be indifferent in the presence of evil? Will we protect our citizens from its violent ideology? Will we let its venom spread through our societies? Will we let it destroy the most holy sites on earth? If we do not confront this deadly terror, we know what the future will bring—more suffering and despair. But if we act—if we leave this magnificent room unified and determined to do what it takes to destroy the terror that threatens the world—then there is no limit to the great future our citizens will have.

The birthplace of civilization is waiting to begin a new renaissance. Just imagine what tomorrow could bring.

Glorious wonders of science, art, medicine and commerce to inspire humankind. Great cities built on the ruins of shattered towns. New jobs and industries that will lift up millions of people. Parents who no longer worry for their children, families who no longer mourn for their loved ones, and the faithful who finally worship without fear.

These are the blessings of prosperity and peace. These are the desires that burn with a righteous flame in every human heart. And these are the just demands of our beloved peoples.

I ask you to join me, to join together, to work together, and to FIGHT together—BECAUSE UNITED, WE WILL NOT FAIL.

Thank you. God Bless You. God Bless Your Countries. And God Bless the United States of America.

Oct 152017
 

As proven by a communist who refuses to identify himself but is allowed to post on websites under his aliases. He thinks he’s some kind of bird, a predatory bird, a falcon of some type but he’s not a birdbrain. Such people can’t hook up to this freedom stuff even though they take advantage of freedom, capitalism and liberty while they believe there’s a better system that’s based on everyone ruling everyone else like communism who this guy thinks is the best way for people to live together even though it fails and fails and fails. There are enough clues to find this guy but you’re going to have to do that yourself. I refuse to give him credit or to make it easier for him to get publicity.  .

Oct 152017
 

Opponents of affirmative action have long argued that the programs, initially meant to remedy past discrimination, are themselves discriminatory.
Conservatives have long embraced the argument that affirmative action is unconstitutional racial discrimination.

The Supreme Court has ruled several times, including in 2016 in the final decision in Fisher v. University ofTexasthat affirmative action is constitutional and doesn’t discriminate against white applicants.

But lots of ways to carry out an affirmative action program aren’t constitutional. For example, colleges can’t set quotas by race. They can consider race as one factor in a “holistic review” of applicants. And for colleges to consider a prospective student’s race in a constitutional way, the Court ruled, it has to meet three tests.

These tests were laid out in the two decisions for Fisher v. Texas, a case concerning a white student not admitted to the University of Texas who argued that the university’s consideration of race in admissions meant she had been discriminated against.

But even at the time, affirmative action opponents saw the strict conditions for affirmative action programs as a silver lining of the loss, because they could be the basis of future lawsuits:

    • Universities have to give a “reasoned, principled explanation” for wanting a diverse student body.

    • Their affirmative action programs must be narrowly tailored, or specifically designed to accomplish a goal.

    • And the policies must withstand strict scrutiny, meaning colleges have to prove affirmative action was the only way to accomplish its diversity goals.

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In his dissent in Fisher v. Texas, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, who voted in Fisher’s favor, argued that the Court should have considered the university’s discrimination against Asian-American students as well as white ones.


The summary on Hillary Clinton, is priceless;

Typically, the views expressed about her focused on being untrustworthy and dishonest, as well as accumulating a fortune from not working hard. This marked her as being outside the working-class values noted above as being the cornerstone of working class identity. In addition, she was seen as a member of the political elite and an “insider” in contrast with her political opponent. Across our study cities—very different in terms of demographics, politics, ideology,and culture—we heard consistent criticisms against Clinton and the Democrats that ultimately proved to be fatal for Hillary’s campaign to become the first female president.