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Creationist Cat: Is Sarah Palin a Fartknocker?



Published on Aug 12, 2014

Creationist Cat analyzes recent compromising footage of Sarah Palin that some have called "a babbling, incoherent mess showing signs of clear drunkeness." Is this a cringe-worthy scandal or just another phony controversy cooked up by the lame-stream media? Creationist Cat and his special guest Creationist Cat get to the bottom of it!




Run, Sarah, Run!

I would like to find this video without the er... commentary at the end which took away from the overall point.

Which is that Sarah is losing it, or lost it, or never had it.

Anyone got that clip?

TIA.

Yazidi Rescued from ISIS (CNN Video in English)



Yazidi survivors in Dohuk rescued by helicopter

Published on Aug 11, 2014

Ivan Watson Monday journeys to Dohuk where Yazidis rescued from the Mount Sinjar siege have been taken by Kurdish forces.

to ChisolmTrailDem:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10025372105

Another helicopter aid drop with people picked up but in English this time. Get your hankies, fellow BOGers!.

Thanks Obama, for doing the right thing!



Good links. That second one takes the take on the newest disruptions. My take was here:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/110215862

And Galredia's thread:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023152339

Maybe Lindsey read this piece here:

ISIS Is Likely Receiving Funding From People Living In Countries Allied With The US



Allan Smith - Jun. 27, 2014

The Islamic State for Iraq and the Levant is mostly funded through criminal activity, such as the theft of a potential $425 million from a central bank in Mosul. But the group is also receiving private donations from wealthy Sunnis in American-allied Gulf nations such as Kuwait, Qatar, and, possibly, Saudi Arabia...

In Kuwait, donors have taken advantage of weak terror financing control laws to funnel hundreds of millions of dollars to various Syrian rebel groups, including ISIS, according to a December 2013 report by The Brookings Institution, which receives some funding from the government of Qatar...

When it comes to the U.S. reaction, Levitt said the Americans are working towards stopping the flow of cash, but that it's the local governments that will have the greater impact...

If ISIS continues to stockpile cash - enough to maintain its status as the wealthiest terrorist organization in the world - it's possible that they would they would have the means to engage in international terrorism, something that the group and its supporters are already threatening online.

"ISIS is more extreme than Al-Qaeda in many ways," Levitt said of possible future ISIS attacks outside Iraq and Syria. "If they accomplish their goals in Iraq and Syria, and are capable of doing so, I donít doubt that they would."


http://www.businessinsider.com/isis-funding-us-allies-2014-6

Posted here:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10025357236#post26

Obama is acting on the situation in ways that Graham can't grasp. He doesn't need Lindsey's help. But if Graham is so concerned, he needs to come back from his vacation and get to work.

Remember what day it is at DU:



I don't know what happened out there, but don't let them bait you.

Or any CPAC talking points, either! Must be in the *shadow* Democratic Party platform.



Yes, I just *had* to reply on that, thanks for the link:



Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave was written in 1845 shortly after he escaped from his generous master:

I have said my master found religious sanction for his cruelty. As an example, I will state one of many facts going to prove the charge. I have seen him tie up a lame young woman, and whip her with a heavy cow skin upon her naked shoulders, causing the warm red blood to drip; and, in justification of the bloody deed, he would quote this passage of Scripture--"He that knoweth his master's will, and doeth it not, shall be beaten with many stripes."

Master would keep this lacerated young, woman tied up in this horrid situation four or five hours at a time. I have known him to tie her up early in the morning, and whip her before breakfast; leave her, go to his store, return at dinner, and whip her again, cutting her in the places already made raw with his cruel lash.

The secret of master's cruelty toward "Henny" is found in the fact of her being almost helpless. When quite a child, she fell into the fire, and burned herself horribly. Her hands were so burnt, that she never got the use of them. She could do very little but bear heavy burdens. She was to master a bill of expense; and as he was a mean man, she was a constant offence to him.

He seemed desirous of getting the poor girl out of existence. He gave her away once to his sister; but, being a poor gift, she was not disposed to keep her. Finally, my benevolent master, to use his own words, "set her adrift to take care of herself."

Here was a recently-converted man, holding on upon the mother, and at the same time turning out her helpless child, to starve and die! Master Thomas was one of the many pious slaveholders who hold slaves for the very charitable purpose of taking care of them.


Living at the whim or beck and call of another can never be a good thing. The slaves brought here were neither refugees or volunteers. The image above of an older Douglass still shows what his eyes have seen. There is no excuse for slavery, it is the worst form of theft.

And Frederick Douglass gave us an example of how far 'kindness' could go:



Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave was written in 1845 shortly after he escaped from his generous master:

I have said my master found religious sanction for his cruelty. As an example, I will state one of many facts going to prove the charge. I have seen him tie up a lame young woman, and whip her with a heavy cow skin upon her naked shoulders, causing the warm red blood to drip; and, in justification of the bloody deed, he would quote this passage of Scripture--"He that knoweth his master's will, and doeth it not, shall be beaten with many stripes."

Master would keep this lacerated young, woman tied up in this horrid situation four or five hours at a time. I have known him to tie her up early in the morning, and whip her before breakfast; leave her, go to his store, return at dinner, and whip her again, cutting her in the places already made raw with his cruel lash.

The secret of master's cruelty toward "Henny" is found in the fact of her being almost helpless. When quite a child, she fell into the fire, and burned herself horribly. Her hands were so burnt, that she never got the use of them. She could do very little but bear heavy burdens. She was to master a bill of expense; and as he was a mean man, she was a constant offence to him.

He seemed desirous of getting the poor girl out of existence. He gave her away once to his sister; but, being a poor gift, she was not disposed to keep her. Finally, my benevolent master, to use his own words, "set her adrift to take care of herself."

Here was a recently-converted man, holding on upon the mother, and at the same time turning out her helpless child, to starve and die! Master Thomas was one of the many pious slaveholders who hold slaves for the very charitable purpose of taking care of them.


Living at the whim or beck and call of another can never be a good thing. The slaves brought here were neither refugees or volunteers. The image above of an older Douglass still shows what his eyes have seen. There is no excuse for slavery, it is the worst form of theft.

Sheshe... If you smile, they will come... To turn your smile into a frown... So...



DW video post Saddam story, despite the date. Kurdistan is nothing like what I expected.



Iraqi Christians in Peril | Faith Matters

Published on Feb 5, 2013

Abbot Gabriel works with Christian refugees in northern Iraq. Joseph Yunis is one of them. He was kidnapped by Islamist terrorists and only released after a ransom of 20,000 dollars was paid. He and his family have now fled from Mosul.

Read more:

http://www.dw.de/program/faith-matters/s-3952-9798

So here it more. I'm getting rather disturbed at the content of these videos. I see no reason to doubt what is going on, but it's different seeing the real people this is happening to and the area they live in. Now things are worse, as ISIS likely won't leave Kurdistan alone, they are on their way to Syria and beyond. And it's not a vacant desert, that's for sure.

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