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What If Money Was No Object?



Excellent accompanying infographic below....

Miss Hitler 2014: Yes, there really is a neo-Nazi beauty contest in Russia



In one of the more disturbing corners of the internet, a group of neo-Nazi Russian social media users is currently holding a beauty contest that has been dubbed ‘Miss Hitler’.

The competition, officially called ‘Miss Ostland’ - named after the territory occupied by the Nazis in eastern Europe - asks contestants to post a picture of themselves on the @hitler_public page of VKontakte, Russia’s Facebook equivalent.

Rules of entry are apparently quite simple, as Vocativ reports:

1. Be a woman.

2. Be a Nazi.

3. Be a woman Nazi.

4. Be a woman who hates Jews.

5. Be a member of the “Adolf Hitler” VKontakte group.

6. Post a sexy Nazi pic.

7. Get other Nazis to like your pic.

8. Don’t insult other women’s pictures. Nazis are a lot of things, but they are apparently not catty on social media.



Some of the entrants so far (Picture: VKontakte)

Contestants are also encouraged to write under their photo why they “love and revere the Third Reich of Adolf Hitler”.

More: http://i100.independent.co.uk/article/miss-hitler-2014-yes-there-really-is-a-neonazi-beauty-contest-in-russia--xJOrGDFSUx




Gotta LOVE this anti-xenophobia sign in a shop window....



A shop window in Rochester and Strood ahead of November's by-election in the UK. UKIP's Mark Reckless is expected to win.

My earlier post about UKIP and the threat they pose: The Nazis - A Warning From Yesterday For The UK


Also, check this blog out for more info on UKIP: http://www.hopenothate.org.uk/ukip/

A special Venn diagram to pass on to any Islamophobes you may know...





(ISIS is included within the red dot, if anyone wants to update it to add them feel free)

Adding an article that Marmar posted back in DU2, which I found when looking earlier for this diagram.



The Lies of Islamophobia: The Three Unfinished Wars of the West against the Rest

from TomDispatch:




The Lies of Islamophobia
The Three Unfinished Wars of the West against the Rest

By John Feffer


The Muslims were bloodthirsty and treacherous. They conducted a sneak attack against the French army and slaughtered every single soldier, 20,000 in all. More than 1,000 years ago, in the mountain passes of Spain, the Muslim horde cut down the finest soldiers in Charlemagne’s command, including his brave nephew Roland. Then, according to the famous poem that immortalized the tragedy, Charlemagne exacted his revenge by routing the entire Muslim army.

The Song of Roland, an eleventh century rendering in verse of an eighth century battle, is a staple of Western Civilization classes at colleges around the country. A “masterpiece of epic drama,” in the words of its renowned translator Dorothy Sayers, it provides a handy preface for students before they delve into readings on the Crusades that began in 1095. More ominously, the poem has schooled generations of Judeo-Christians to view Muslims as perfidious enemies who once threatened the very foundations of Western civilization.

The problem, however, is that the whole epic is built on a curious falsehood. The army that fell upon Roland and his Frankish soldiers was not Muslim at all. In the real battle of 778, the slayers of the Franks were Christian Basques furious at Charlemagne for pillaging their city of Pamplona. Not epic at all, the battle emerged from a parochial dispute in the complex wars of medieval Spain. Only later, as kings and popes and knights prepared to do battle in the First Crusade, did an anonymous bard repurpose the text to serve the needs of an emerging cross-against-crescent holy war.

....(snip)....

The Crusades Continue

With their irrational fear of spiders, arachnophobes are scared of both harmless daddy longlegs and poisonous brown recluse spiders. In extreme cases, an arachnophobe can break out in a sweat while merely looking at photos of spiders. It is, of course, reasonable to steer clear of black widows. What makes a legitimate fear into an irrational phobia, however, is the tendency to lump all of any group, spiders or humans, into one lethal category and then to exaggerate how threatening they are. Spider bites, after all, are responsible for at most a handful of deaths a year in the United States.

Islamophobia is, similarly, an irrational fear of Islam. Yes, certain Muslim fundamentalists have been responsible for terrorist attacks, certain fantasists about a “global caliphate” continue to plot attacks on perceived enemies, and certain groups like Afghanistan’s Taliban and Somalia’s al-Shabaab practice medieval versions of the religion. But Islamophobes confuse these small parts with the whole and then see terrorist jihad under every Islamic pillow. They break out in a sweat at the mere picture of an imam. ...........(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175317/tomgram%3A_john_feffer%2C_crusade_2.0 (the story follows a brief intro)

An Open Letter To The West From Islamic State... (TOON)

#WeAreAllHuman - Religious Leaders In London Hold Multifaith Protest Against ISIS



Muslim clerics (Sunni and Shia), Jewish rabbis and Christian priests (including the Archbishop of Canterbury) unite in central London against ISIS and the perversion and abuse of religion by violent extremists. #weareallhuman


More photos and updates here: https://twitter.com/hashtag/weareallhuman

Angry people 'risking heart attacks'

Source: BBC

4 March 2014 Last updated at 18:50

Having a hot temper may increase your risk of having a heart attack or stroke, according to researchers.

Rage often precedes an attack and may be the trigger, say the US researchers who trawled medical literature.

They identified a dangerous period of about two hours following an outburst when people were at heightened risk.

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In the two hours immediately after an angry outburst, risk of a heart attack increased nearly five-fold and risk of stroke increased more than three-fold, the data from nine studies and involving thousands of people suggests.

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/health-26416153



"Illness is neither an indulgence for which people have to pay..."








If you want to share it, it was posted on FB by Keith Ordinary Guy

Executive Order -- Preparing the United States for the Impacts of Climate Change (November 01, 2013)

Source: White House

For Immediate Release

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PREPARING THE UNITED STATES FOR THE IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to prepare the Nation for the impacts of climate change by undertaking actions to enhance climate preparedness and resilience, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. Policy. The impacts of climate change -- including an increase in prolonged periods of excessively high temperatures, more heavy downpours, an increase in wildfires, more severe droughts, permafrost thawing, ocean acidification, and sea-level rise -- are already affecting communities, natural resources, ecosystems, economies, and public health across the Nation. These impacts are often most significant for communities that already face economic or health-related challenges, and for species and habitats that are already facing other pressures. Managing these risks requires deliberate preparation, close cooperation, and coordinated planning by the Federal Government, as well as by stakeholders, to facilitate Federal, State, local, tribal, private-sector, and nonprofit-sector efforts to improve climate preparedness and resilience; help safeguard our economy, infrastructure, environment, and natural resources; and provide for the continuity of executive department and agency (agency) operations, services, and programs.

A foundation for coordinated action on climate change preparedness and resilience across the Federal Government was established by Executive Order 13514 of October 5, 2009 (Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance), and the Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Task Force led by the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). In addition, through the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), established by section 103 of the Global Change Research Act of 1990 (15 U.S.C. 2933), and agency programs and activities, the Federal Government will continue to support scientific research, observational capabilities, and assessments necessary to improve our understanding of and response to climate change and its impacts on the Nation.

A foundation for coordinated action on climate change preparedness and resilience across the Federal Government was established by Executive Order 13514 of October 5, 2009 (Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance), and the Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Task Force led by the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). In addition, through the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), established by section 103 of the Global Change Research Act of 1990 (15 U.S.C. 2933), and agency programs and activities, the Federal Government will continue to support scientific research, observational capabilities, and assessments necessary to improve our understanding of and response to climate change and its impacts on the Nation.

The Federal Government must build on recent progress and pursue new strategies to improve the Nation's preparedness and resilience. In doing so, agencies should promote: (1) engaged and strong partnerships and information sharing at all levels of government; (2) risk-informed decisionmaking and the tools to facilitate it; (3) adaptive learning, in which experiences serve as opportunities to inform and adjust future actions; and (4) preparedness planning.

Read more: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/11/01/executive-order-preparing-united-states-impacts-climate-change



Full executive Order at the link.

Tea Party Unleashes On John Boehner (The Republican't Internecine War Is ON!)

OK liberals, so now that we have a government again, I thought I’d suggest a little relaxing entertainment for us all. Grab some popcorn and a cold beverage and join me in the spectator sport called, the Republican Civil War, currently taking place on John Boehner’s Facebook wall. It seems that following the vote to lift the debt ceiling and reopen the government on Wednesday night, an already fractured and confused Republican party decided to start eating its own. And the conservative voters were right there to pounce on the easy prey.

Sit back and enjoy….

• Grow some balls!!! You rat-bastard sellout

• WORST…SPEAKER…EVAH!!!!

• I am flying my Confederate Flag upside down and at half-staff because of RINOs like Boehner who caved to a Kenyan Hawaiian Muslim Atheist Bankster Rastafarian Communist.

• Hey dumb ass. You no longer have our support. Don’t try to convince yourself otherwise.

• Drop dead traitor. Anyone that supports a 17 trillion dollar debt, no to climb more, aiding every Islamist regime in the middle east, a so called healthcare plan that destroys private healthcare and has 20 new taxes breaking the middle class back and is designed for nothing more than total government control is an entitlement minded American-hating uninformed LEECH!

• I would call you a snake, but at least a snake has a spine!

• YOU ARE A DISGRACE AND ARE NOW THE REASON I AM NO LONGER DONATING TO THE GOP

• May you rot in hell you sell-out piece of trash!

• Are you kidding me right now?? Go Fuck Yourself Boehner!

• You pussed out again, didn’t you? I’d rather have Tip Oneal as speaker of the house than you right now.

• You are disgusting! RINO!

• I can't believe they let you stay in the party, let alone the speaker. Go to hell asshole!

• BULLSHIT!! You sold us out!! You spineless coward! You are a complete dumb fuck, a failure, AND a fraud.

• I hope you and the rest that caved get tea-partied in the next elections…may your own self interest be the death of your political career.

• Thanks for NOTHING!! You are DEFINITELY NO LEADER!!

• Stick House rule 368 up your ass and spin on it.

• You are the worst human being currently alive. Do the world a favor and slink back under the rock you were born under. Your very existence is a tragedy.

• Go crawl in a hole and STFU! Happy Retirement!

• Asshole Sellout! You put Judas to shame!

• Hey Benedict, they’re having a special on group impeachments and your name has risen rather high on the list.

• Folded like warm laundry, didn't you? How pathetic.

• Really? REALLY?? go have another drink and fake tanning session you leather-skinned drunk.

• It’s not really Speaker Boehner, but Squeaker and Whiner Boehner. You want a pat on the back? A slap on the head would be more appropriate.

• Gutless duchebag. You lying sack of crap JACKASS!

• YOU SIR, ARE WHAT WE LIKE TO CALL AN ASS-HAT! You and your GOP scum can go suck it! Time to retire you antique leather piece of crap!

• FUCK YOU CLOSET SOCIALIST!

• So what good does Obama and his thugs have on you? Prostitution? Drug abuse? You’re gay? You a pimp? Come clean already you POS!

• I didn't see a fight at all. All I saw were our representatives bending over and grabbing their ankles.

• YOU ARE A TRAITOR! You should switch parties immediately and give Nancy the hammer back. At least we’re sure where she stands. And she has some brass balls. You, sir, have none.

• KISS ME!! I LIKE TO BE KISSED WHEN I’M BEING FUCKED! YOU RINO PIECE OF SHIT!!

• You suck! Turn in your man card!

• Jesus you’re horrible. You democrat/communist enabling fuckwad.

• Does anyone know where I can get some coolaid the Democrats drink? Fuck my party!!



Fun, right??…I know. At the time I wrote this, there were almost 22,000 comments on Boehner’s last post alone.

Now, here’s something else for you crazy liberal kids. I found this great little site for you to send all of your really pissed off teabagger friends and family BEFORE you point them to Boehner’s Facebook page. It’s called the Tea Party Insult Generator. Check it out…

http://clotureclub.com/tea-party-insult-generator/

From Liberals Unite.
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