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http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slates ... ting_and_infuriating.html

The Story of Khalid Jabara’s Murder Is Devastating and Infuriating


It’s very hard to know where to begin with the murder of Khalid Jabara, whose story is one of the most devastating and infuriating accounts of systemic failures in the legal system you are likely to read about. That’s the takeaway from a harrowing telling of Jabara’s death published in the Washington Post on Tuesday.

Jabara’s family had allegedly been stalked for years by Vernon Majors, who had described them at one point to police as “filthy Lebanese.” According to a police report described by the Post, Majors confessed last year to nearly killing Jabara’s mother in a horrifying hit-and-run. After initially being denied bail for assault and battery with a deadly weapon among other crimes and spending eight months in jail, District Judge William LaFortune reversed that decision and allowed Majors to be released on bond in May. On Friday, Jabara called police to inform them that he had heard Majors had acquired a gun—as part of a restraining order Jabara's mother had taken out on Majors, which he had been charged with violating, the 61-year-old was not allowed to possess firearms. The police told Jabara that there was nothing they could do and left his home. Eight minutes later, according to the account Tulsa Police Homicide Sgt. Dave Walker gave the Post, neighbors reported hearing gunshots. Majors had allegedly shot and killed Jabara on his front porch while the 37-year-old was on his cellphone with his family and getting the mail. “When one neighbor screamed at Majors to leave, he pointed his gun at the neighbor before fleeing in his bare feet, leaving footprints in blood and then mud between the two houses,” according to the Post’s telling of the police account. Majors was found hiding behind a tree, arrested with a six pack of beer nearby, taken to the hospital for illness, and police say he will be charged with first-degree murder as soon as he can leave the hospital.

“The Constitution allows for people to bond out,” Walker told the Post of the failures that led to Jabara’s death. “That said, certainly, knowing what we know today, decisions would be made differently.”

Victoria Jabara Williams, Jabara’s sister, described on Facebook the period leading up to her brother’s murder:

This suspect had a history of bigotry against our family. He repeatedly attacked our ethnicity and perceived religion, making racist comments. He often called us “dirty Arabs,” “filthy Lebanese,” “Aye-rabs,” and “Mooslems”—a fact highlighted by the Tulsa Police Department who also heard these comments from the suspect. The suspect’s bigotry was not isolated to us alone. He made xenophobic comments about many in our community -- “filthy Mexican” and the “n” word were all part of his hateful approach to anyone from a different background.

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This [case] is troubling at any time, but profoundly disturbing given the current climate of our country and the increase nationally in cases of hate crimes.

Our brother Khalid was just 37 years old and had his whole life ahead of him. He was a kind spirit, loving brother, uncle and son. Khalid’s heart was big. He cared for our entire family, our friends and people he didn’t even know. He created every Jabara family joke and filled our lives with love and laughter. All of that has been taken away from us by this hateful man and a system that failed to protect our community.

Another of Khalid’s siblings, Rami Jabara, posted this on Facebook about his brother:

While one cannot explain irrationality and evil, one thing I can explain is that indifference and inaction were major factors leading to Khalid’s death. As an attorney, I have seen the system fail defendants, but it also seems to fail the victims just as much or perhaps more. I feel like my family lost, my community lost. My brother lost. We all lost. I feel like we did everything we possibly could do advocate for and protect ourselves. In the past few days while grieving my brother, I can't help but think about those victims who might not have the knowledge of the legal system to advocate for themselves, or who don't know the doors to knock on. What about them? For those of you who didn't know my only brother, he was hilarious, quirky, very intelligent, and really would give all of himself for anyone he loved. I miss him. And I know that I'll miss him more with every day that passes. I love you Khalid

If all of that weren’t wrenching enough, the details of Majors’ history with the family make the case even more tragic.

On Aug. 6, 2013, Jabara’s mother, Haifa, filed a restraining order against Majors saying he “harassed” and “stalked” her by “knocking at windows late at nite, harassing me with ugly sex words over the phone, taking pictures and harassing my helper in garage.” In March of 2015, Majors was arrested for violating the restraining order, having accosted her and told her “F––– you and I want to kill you,” according to a police report cited by the Post, and his trial on those charges was set for October.

On Sept. 12, 2015, Haifa was discovered on the side of the road with a “severely broken left arm, a broken nose, and road rash all over her body,” according to a police report cited by the Post.


From the Post:

When police located Majors inside an apartment complex near the scene of the hit-and-run, “he was extremely drunk and urinating, without the use of his hands, through his open pants,” according to an incident report.

“Is she ok? Haifa?” Majors said, according to the police report. “I was out driving my car, drunk. I’m always drunk and you guys never stop me. And there was this rabbit, and Haifa jumped out in front of my car.”

“Majors went on to repeat this with variations including that he ‘hit her’ and ‘I left because I was scared,'” the officer wrote in the report. Police found his car with its windshield shattered and “what appeared to be blood or tissue stuck on it.”

Majors, who court records showed was married to a man in 2014, told police that the family “were filthy Lebanese and they throw gay people off roof tops,” a police report stated. Majors was charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon, leaving the scene of a collision involving injury, violating a protective order, and public intoxication.

Then eight months after his arrest, according to the Tulsa World, LaFortune ignored a plea from prosecutors who argued that Majors should not be offered bond—or to have bond set higher than it was—because he “demonstrated a wanton disregard for the life of the victim and the safety of the public.” Bail was set at just over $70,000, Majors posted bond, and was released.

Family friend Rebecca Abou-Chedid told the Post that she felt the current political climate was partially responsible for the deaths. “After 9/11 you did not see the rhetoric that you see now. It’s gotten so much worse,” she said. “If crazy people keep hearing that Mexicans are rapists and Arabs are terrorists, well then who are crazy people going to take their craziness out on?” While Majors reportedly verbally harassed the family by calling them “Mooslems,” Abou-Chedid told the Post that the Jabara family was Christian.

Jeremy Stahl is a Slate senior editor. You can follow him on Twitter.

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After shooting of imam, N.Y. Muslims confront climate of fear


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Most members of the Bangladeshi community in Ozone Park insist the execution-style killings of an imam and his assistant just after prayers Saturday were hate crimes.
By Harry Bruinius, Staff writer August 16, 2016

New York — Over a decade ago, Sahabuddin Chowdhury opened his modest auto repair and body shop on Atlantic Avenue in Queens, right on the northernmost border of Ozone Park, when his teenage daughter and son were still very young.

He was part of a wave of immigrants from Bangladesh that over the past two decades has made this traditionally working class neighborhood another of New York’s mosaic of “littles.”

“We work hard here, we pray, we go to the mosque, we pray five times a day,” he says. “Our children grow up for the Muslim community, and we are proud to be the Muslims. We are making a peaceful life in this community.”
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On Monday, however, Mr. Chowdhury closed his single-garage shop at noon and slowly made his way through the side streets to Ozone Park – where a number of single-owner yellow cabs sit parked in front of the rows of single-family houses, many with American flags out front. He was on his way to attend a Salat al-Janazah funeral prayer for a local imam and his assistant – an event attended by local officials, including New York Mayor Bill de Blasio.
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The religious leaders, Imam Maulana Alauddin Akonjee and his assistant Thara Miah, were shot and killed execution style, in broad daylight and near the neighborhood’s elevated subway tracks, minutes after they walked from midday prayers at a mosque two blocks away.

“I’ve never seen this happen, I’ve never seen this in my life,” Chowdhury says, noting that the neighborhood is not without its problems. “The imam just finished the prayer, and now – we are very, very upset. My kids, we are very now – they are feeling very unsafe about what’s going on. My daughter, my son, they are crying, say[ing], 'Daddy, don’t go outside, it’s unsafe.' It’s not a good time for our people.”

It’s been a refrain of many American Muslims over the past year, as community advocates and even President Obama cite a growing climate of fear among Muslim residents. A growing list of threats and acts of violence and intimidation across the nation have set many communities on edge.

“See my beard, see my clothing – I am a Muslim, anybody can hit me, anybody can shoot me,” says Mia Parvez, a tourism and travel agent wearing a light panjabi long shirt and traditional tupi cap. He has started to become more politically active this year, he says, becoming an organizer for the local Bangladeshi community. “So this is the problem now, everybody scared now, not like before.”

Police arrested a Brooklyn man, Oscar Morel, later on Monday. He was charged with second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon, police said, but they caution that a motive has not yet been established. Imam Akonjee was carrying $1,000 cash, according to police, but security cameras captured the quick execution-style shootings and police believe robbery was not a motive.

Most members of the Bangladeshi community in the area insist that is was a hate crime – even though many said they had mostly felt safe in this Ozone Park enclave in the past few months.

Muhammad Asrab Khan, like Chowdhury, is wearing a dusty T-shirt and work boots as he makes his way to the Janazah service – even as the majority of the men gathering are attired in traditional garb like Mr. Parvez – familiar clothing now on the streets of this “Little Bangladesh” in Ozone Park.

Mr. Asrab Khan is an electrician, a small-business owner who installs security cameras, mostly as a subcontractor for the General Services Administration, the federal agency that oversees government buildings and maintenance.

He, too, was part of the influx of Bangladeshis who arrived in the past decade and have become legal residents – about 15,000 per year, according to the Department of Homeland Security, with New York being the top destination.

“I am a contractor, and so many people here, they work for the government, work for the union, they try to build up our lives in Amrika,” Asrab Khan says, using the common pronunciation for America in the community. “A lot of Bengali people, they are doctors and engineers and teachers – they support our community, our government, and our police officers.”

Not too long ago, this area was knows as the “Little Italy of Queens.” Before that, German and Irish workers helped build the row houses along the neighborhood’s side streets. Even earlier, back in the 19th century, French factory workers here produced pots.

And now Chowdhury and others here know well the idea of what they sometimes refer to as the “Amrikan dream” – a chance to provide their children with a better home, a better education, and in certain ways a better life.

As a member of the Chittagong Association of North America, an advocacy group for Bangladeshis headquartered in Brooklyn, Asrab Khan says communities in New York have not necessarily experienced the same kind of overt acts of intimidation and violence that some other communities in the US have experienced.

“But some political leaders are talking anti-Muslim, the sentiment is going up,” says Kazi Hussain, former president of the Chittagong Association. “This is a bad thing, this is dangerous thing – for democracy. So I’d like to say, Donald Trump, please stop your speech against the Muslims.”

During the service, angry cries of “We want justice!” often interrupted those speaking.

"I want you to know we are all mourning with you," Mayor de Blasio told the crowd of more than 1,000 Muslim men attending the funeral prayers. The two victims "were examples of goodness and righteousness," he said.

“In Islam, the loss of a person is regarded as not just a loss for their family, but for the entire community,” the mayor continued. “That’s something we as New Yorkers understand, again across all faiths, across all neighborhoods... We're not going to listen to those voices who try to divide us. We will stand up to them each and every time," he said. "We will make sure that whoever did this is brought to justice, I can guarantee you that."

For Nasir Uddin, an undocumented worker who peddles perfumes and such near Manhattan’s Chinatown on Canal Street, the “Amrikan dream” has changed the lives of his American born children.

“I come here for one thing, mainly: education for my children,” he says. “My sons now have a rising life, my daughter has a rising life, even if I am not rising so much. Amrika feeds me, gives me a better life.”

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http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slates ... gration_at_all_study.html

A Gallup Study Just Debunked the Most Popular Theories About Trump’s Rise

By Osita Nwanevu


A new Gallup working paper on Donald Trump supporters has exposed critical parts of the prevailing narrative about Trump’s rise as myths. According to the Washington Post’s write-up, the study—based on more than 87,000 interviews Gallup has done with Trump supporters over the past year—reveals that Trump supporters have not been significantly adversely impacted by trade or immigration, the two issues that have been the focal points of the Trump campaign. From the Post:

The Gallup analysis is the most comprehensive statistical profile of Trump's supporters so far. Jonathan Rothwell, the economist at Gallup who conducted the analysis, sorted the respondents by their Zip code and then compared those findings with a host of other data from a variety of sources. After statistically controlling factors such as education, age and gender, Rothwell was able to determine which traits distinguished those who favored Trump from those who did not, even among people who appeared to be similar in other respects.

Rothwell conducted this kind of analysis not only among the broad group of Americans polled by Gallup. He was also able to focus specifically on white respondents, and even just on white Republicans. In general, his results were the same regardless of the group analyzed.

Rothwell’s analysis found that those who support Trump are more affluent than those who do not and that Trump supporters may even be more affluent than generic white Republicans, who tend to earn more than most Americans. Trump supporters are also only slightly more likely to be unemployed than all nonsupporters when controlling for geography and other factors, but are no more likely to be so than whites or white Republicans.

The study also suggests that while blue-collar workers with low levels of education are significantly more likely to support Trump, those workers are not, for the most part, factory workers who have been hit by trade and the decline of American manufacturing. “The Gallup analysis shows that Americans who live in places where employment in manufacturing has declined since 1990 are not more favorable to Trump,” the Washington Post’s Max Ehrenfreund and Jeff Guo write. “Rothwell did not find a relationship when he focused only on white respondents, either, or even specifically on white Republicans.” In fact, Rothwell writes in the study that Trump attracts less support in regions where trade has had a greater impact on manufacturing. “Surprisingly, there appears to be no link whatsoever between exposure to trade competition and support for nationalist policies in America, as embodied by the Trump campaign,” he says.

But Rothwell also writes that there is genuine malaise at the heart of at least some support for Trump—blue-collar workers without college degrees obviously fare worse in the economy than other Americans. Additionally, those in areas where intergenerational mobility has fallen flat and where physical health has been poor were more likely to have favorable views of Trump. Still, Trump’s abysmal numbers with minorities, including blue-collar minorities who have been faring similarly poorly to the blue-collar whites that back Trump, indicate that support for him is not purely economically motivated.

The study paints a similar picture on immigration. From the Post:

Although Trump voters tend to be the most skeptical about immigration, they are also the least likely to actually encounter an immigrant in their neighborhood.


Rothwell finds that people who live in places with many Hispanic residents or places close to the Mexican border, tend not to favor Trump—relative to otherwise similar Americans and to otherwise similar white Republicans.

Among those who are similar in terms of income, education and other factors, those who view Trump favorably are more likely to be found in white enclaves—racially isolated Zip codes where the amount of diversity is lower than in surrounding areas.

The study, of course, won't change anything about the Trump campaign. As we’ve seen, imagined grievances make for good politics.

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American Nazi Chair: Trump Win Would Be “A Real Opportunity” For White Nationalists

“Now, if Trump does win, okay, it’s going to be a real opportunity for people like white nationalists, acting intelligently to build upon that…”


https://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczyns ... erm=.niJRvmRdl#.tw2wyYwQg

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The only thing more absurd and frightening than Drumpf....are the people supporting this con artist.

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How Donald Trump Created The Worst Week Any Candidate’s Ever Had
Here are all 16 of Trump’s terrible gaffes this week.





WASHINGTON ? For Donald Trump, the past week has marked a fresh low in a campaign that has already sunk modern American politics to new levels.

But unlike the GOP presidential nominee’s previous nadirs ? such as his call for a blanket travel ban on Muslims, or his false claim that the father of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) was involved in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy ? this week has actually hurt Trump’s campaign. A lot. Polls taken late this week show Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton leading Trump by double digits nationwide. The businessman is even behind in deep red states like Georgia. So what happened?

The short answer is that Trump waged war against everyone from the family of a fallen soldier, to his party’s top officials, to a baby who cried at one of his rallies. He’s given voters, GOP lawmakers and potential donors a laundry list of reasons to steer clear of his campaign. Here’s how Trump’s terrible week went down.

Saturday, July 30: Trump attacked Khizr and Ghazala Khan, a Gold Star military family whose son was killed in Iraq in 2004. The couple appeared on stage together at the Democratic National Convention, where Khzir Khan criticized Trump, saying the GOP nominee “smears the character of Muslims.”

Trump responded by insulting the Khans and ignoring their sacrifice. “If you look at his wife, she was standing there, she had nothing to say, she probably — maybe she wasn’t allowed to have anything to say, you tell me,” Trump told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on Saturday. “Mr. Khan, who has never met me, has no right to stand in front of millions of people and claim I have never read the Constitution, and say many other inaccurate things.”

In the same ABC interview, Trump complained about the presidential debate schedule. “It’s against two NFL games. I got a letter from the NFL saying ‘This is ridiculous,’” he whined. Within hours, a spokesman for the NFL said the former reality TV personality was lying.

Asked about changes to the GOP party platform that seemed to benefit Russia, Trump told ABC, that Russian President Vladimir Putin was not sending forces into Ukraine. “Just so you understand, he’s not going to go into Ukraine, all right,” he said.

Informed that Russia had annexed part of Ukraine in 2014, Trump flubbed, “OK, well, he’s there in a certain way, but I’m not there yet.”



Early Monday, August 1: Trump renewed his attacks on the Khans.

Monday afternoon: Trump attacked the fire marshal overseeing a rally in Columbus, Ohio, saying the first responder “ought to be ashamed of himself,” because “they turned away thousands of people.” It was the second time in a week he’d attacked firefighters. Trump had speculated in Colorado Springs on July 29 that the fire marshal in charge was probably a Democrat, and he called the enforcement of fire code occupancy limits “a disgraceful situation.”

Monday 7:25 p.m.: Trump praised Paul Nehlen, the Wisconsin primary challenger vying to unseat Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan.

Monday 8:35 p.m.: USA Today contributor Kristen Powers reported how the GOP nominee said that if his daughter Ivanka Trump were ever sexually harassed at work, he’d expect her to quit her job. “I would like to think she would find another career or find another company if that was the case,” he said.

Early Tuesday: Trump’s son, Eric Trump, doubled down on the idea that women who are victims of sexual harassment have done something to deserve it. “Ivanka is a strong, powerful woman” Eric Trump told CBS This Morning. His sister “wouldn’t allow herself” to be subjected to sexual harassment.

Tuesday, late morning: Donald Trump told a supporter at a rally in Ashburn, Virginia, to remove her crying baby. He’d said moments before to the same woman, “Don’t worry about that baby, I love babies. I hear that baby crying, I like it.”

“Actually, I was only kidding,” Trump said seconds later. “You can get the baby out of here.” When it seemed like the woman had left, an incredulous sounding Trump told the crowd, “I think she really believed me! That I love having a baby crying while I’m speaking!”
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Tuesday around lunchtime: In a wide-ranging interview with The Washington Post, Trump went out of his way to say he could not endorse three leading Republicans: Ryan, Arizona Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte. (R-N.H.)

The three snubs all appeared to be vindictive attempts by Trump to exact revenge on fellow Republicans he felt had been critical of him. Both Ryan and McCain have formally endorsed Trump already, but they also denounced his attacks on a federal judge and on the Khan family, respectively.

Tuesday evening: For the second time in two days, Trump peddled the notion that the November elections would be “rigged” against him. He said on Fox News that court rulings striking down voter identity laws were discriminatory and would likely lead to fraud on Election Day. “People are going to walk in there, they’re going to vote 10 times, maybe. Who knows? They’re going to vote 10 times,” Trump said.

Wednesday midday: During a rally in Daytona Beach, Florida, Trump vividly described watching a video of currency being unloaded from an airplane that he said was shot in Iran. “I’ll never forget the scene this morning,” Trump said. “Iran ? I don’t think you’ve heard this anywhere but here ? Iran provided all of that footage, the tape, of taking that money off that airplane.”

The only problem was that what he actually saw was a publicly available video that was months old ? and shot in Geneva, Switzerland. It did not show the exchange of cash, it was not “top secret,” as Trump claimed, it was not “a military tape” and it was not “provided by Iran.”
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Early Thursday: Trump’s campaign admitted that all the candidate had ever seen was the old footage from Switzerland, not military video from Iran. But that didn’t keep Trump from repeating the lie again.

Thursday afternoon: The real estate businessman insisted to a crowd in Portland, Maine, he’d seen a secretive Iranian video. “It was interesting because a tape was made,” he said. “Right? You saw that? With the airplane coming in? Nice plane. And the airplane coming and the money coming off, I guess, right? That was given to us, has to be, by the Iranians.”

Thursday evening: The damage Trump had been doing to his campaign all week finally began to show up in polls, where the Republican nominee trailed Clinton by 9 to 15 points nationally. Even more worrying for Republicans, however, were the double digit leads that Clinton was achieving in battleground states.



Friday morning: Trump acknowledged in a Twitter post that he had not, in fact, seen any video from Iran.

As if to underscore how irresponsible Trump’s comments on Iran had been, former CIA acting director Mike Morell penned a scathing condemnation of Trump, published in The New York Times on Friday morning.

He suggested in the article that the GOP nominee was being manipulated by Putin, himself a former Russian intelligence officer. “In the intelligence business, we’d say that Mr. Trump was an unwitting agent of the Russian Federation,” Morell wrote.

Friday afternoon: As Trump’s party, and his potential donors panicked all week, the presidential candidate repeatedly said how united the GOP was behind him, a point he reiterated at two rallies on Friday with his vice presidential running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.

Friday evening: The only sign that Trump had any intention of shifting the momentum of his disastrous campaign came late on Friday in Green Bay, Wisconsin, where he read formal endorsements of Ryan, McCain and Ayotte from a sheet of paper.

While this may have been enough to satisfy Republican party leaders desperate to find some redeeming quality in Trump’s campaign, a few minutes of politeness isn’t likely to repair the damage from his hellish week.

Only 12 more weeks to go...


Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims ? 1.6 billion members of an entire religion ? from entering the U.S.
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Well DRUMPF just ripped off 3 little girls.....yep he sure is a great financial guru.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UOKh00-GuY

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Julia Child’s Boca Negra Cake


Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

A Boca Negra, or commonly known as black mouth, is a cake to die for. It is probably one of those treats that bring a smile on your face when you take the very first bite. A chocolate lover’s ideal, this cake call for twelve ounces of chocolate (bittersweet). Since you are going to taste every ounce of chocolate you use, choose wisely! Opt for the type you love. Boca Negra is supposed to serve at room temperature or a little warmer. It is as moist, dark and dense as the chocolate you use for making it. If you are a big fudge lover, this cake can fulfill your craving when served chilled. The white chocolate cream is just divine. Normally, it is prepared a day ahead and can be used in other desserts as well. Neither the cream nor the cake is too big of a challenge for beginners.
Ingredients:

White Chocolate: 12 ounces (finely chopped)
Heavy Cream: 1 cup
Granulated sugar: 1 1/3 cups
Bourbon: 1/4 cup
Bittersweet chocolate: 12 ounces (coarsely chopped)
Unsalted Butter: 1 Cup (divided into ten sections, room temperature)
All-purpose flour: 1 1/2 tablespoons
Eggs: 5 large (room temperature)

Directions:

Take a small pan and pour heavy cream into it. Heat the cream until small bubbles appear on the corners of the pan. Put chopped white chocolate into food processor’s work bowl and pour the cream over it. Process the mixture until it is smooth. Add the bourbon to the mixture and taste it. Put some more if you want. Take white chocolate cream into a container and chill overnight.

Place a rack in the oven’s center and preheat your oven precisely at 350 F. Take a 9 inch round pan and butter it slightly. Line the pan’s bottom with waxed paper and butter it. Put this pan into a roasting pan and set it aside.

Put the chocolate in a bowl and set aside. Take a saucepan and mix one cup of sugar with the bourbon. Cook the mixture over medium heat. Do not forget to stir it occasionally. Let it cook until the mixture comes to a boil and sugar is dissolved. Pour this syrup immediately over the chocolate you set aside in a bowl earlier. Stir it with the help of a rubber spatula until it is smooth and chocolate is entirely melted. Take the butter pieces and stir them into the mixture one by one. Make sure that the butter piece is melted before you add another.

Put the remaining 1/3 cup of sugar and eggs in a bowl and whisk them until the mixture thickens. Add the eggs into the chocolate mixture and beat it with the whisk. Next, whisk in the flour until it is well blended. Pour the batter into the cake pan and scrape it with spatula. Put some hot water in the roasting pan. The water should be at least one inch up the sides of cake pan.

Bake the cake for 30 minutes. Remove the cake from oven and invert it onto a plate. Serve the cake with chilled white chocolate cream!

It will make about 12 servings.

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Hey bright eyes did you see the name of the thread? What does that have to do with anything ? Your eyes are full of garbage debris

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I hope the webmaster has the good sense to erase this thread ....because it seems obvious MAO that you are bringing about a whole new level of douche baggery.

But until this thread gets erased here ya go. Oh and as Jesus would say Shalom aleichem/aleichem shalom.

Army Reserve officer who threatened mosque set for hearing
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Posted: Jul. 6, 2016 8:00 am Updated: Jul. 6, 2016 7:08 pm

RAEFORD, N.C. (AP) — A lawyer for an Army Reserve officer accused of leaving bacon outside a mosque and making death threats against some of its members asked a judge on Wednesday for more time to probe the accusations, explaining later that his client has a distinguished military record and deserves due process.

But Muslim worshippers at the mosque in Raeford said the officer's rank highlights the seriousness of the allegations and the need for an elevated commitment to public safety.

Attorney Kelly Dawkins asked a district court on Wednesday to hold Russell Thomas Langford's case until next month as the defense investigates events June 9 at the mosque, about 20 miles southwest of Fayetteville.

Langford has been charged with ethnic intimidation, assault with a deadly weapon, going armed to the terror of the public, communicating threats, stalking and disorderly conduct. He had posted a $60,000 secured bond for his release afterward and was placed under the control of his commander at the Army Reserve Command at Fort Bragg.

"Major Langford has served our country extraordinarily honorably," Dawkins said. "He is a Bronze Star recipient. I think he deserves ... all the due process we can give him."

Witnesses said Langford made death threats to worshippers, taunted children, followed a member home and later attempted to run over one of the community's members in his vehicle.

The accusations are the first of their kind at the Raeford mosque and have left a mark on the local Muslim community, said community member Uzma Khan. She said her father, retired military chaplain Mohammed Khan, told authorities that Langford threatened him at gunpoint during the incident.

Uzma Khan said local law enforcement is now present nearly every day to provide security. Mosque members return to their homes sooner after services and view strangers with a newfound anxiety, she added.

"There is a little bit of fear in the air, not just because of what happened at the mosque in Raeford, but what has happened across the country," she added.

Khan said she hopes the court will deal with the charges "in a way that is appropriate" regardless of the officer's military record.

"For me and most of the American citizens at the mosque and in general, it actually is a reason why Major Langford should be held to a higher standard," Khan said. "Instead of being an excuse to see the situation in a lighter manner, I actually think it's more serious. He represents the states abroad. Part of defending the U.S. is also defending us."

Langford enlisted in the Army in 2003 and transferred from active duty to the Army Reserve in 2008. He earned the rank of major in 2015 and has been stationed as Army Reserve Command at Ft. Bragg since February.

His awards include a Bronze Star Medal, awarded to armed forces members for heroic service, as well as Army good conduct and achievement medals.

Langford was deployed in Iraq for nearly a year between 2007 and 2008.

Langford on Wednesday was accompanied by three family members. The family has not released any official statements or comments.

Dawkins said he could not comment on whether Langford suffers from posttraumatic stress disorder, but said he expects the court would consider in its judgment any mental state that would diminish Langford's capacity to understand the consequences of actions, especially because some of Langford's charges, such as ethnic intimidation, rely on intent.

"We just ask frankly that the public and the state remember he remains with the presumption of innocence," Dawkins said.

Langford currently lives at home with his family, Dawkins said, and his release has been altered to prohibit him from contacting any potential witnesses, possessing any firearms and going on property of the mosque.

His next appearance is set for Aug. 17.



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hopefully your garbage will be deleted, it has nothing to do with Jersey City, more of a distraction.

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I hope the webmaster has the good sense to erase this thread ....because it seems obvious MAO that you are bringing about a whole new level of douche baggery.

But until this thread gets erased here ya go. Oh and as Jesus would say Shalom aleichem/aleichem shalom.

Army Reserve officer who threatened mosque set for hearing
ANNA GRONEWOLD
Posted: Jul. 6, 2016 8:00 am Updated: Jul. 6, 2016 7:08 pm

RAEFORD, N.C. (AP) — A lawyer for an Army Reserve officer accused of leaving bacon outside a mosque and making death threats against some of its members asked a judge on Wednesday for more time to probe the accusations, explaining later that his client has a distinguished military record and deserves due process.

But Muslim worshippers at the mosque in Raeford said the officer's rank highlights the seriousness of the allegations and the need for an elevated commitment to public safety.

Attorney Kelly Dawkins asked a district court on Wednesday to hold Russell Thomas Langford's case until next month as the defense investigates events June 9 at the mosque, about 20 miles southwest of Fayetteville.

Langford has been charged with ethnic intimidation, assault with a deadly weapon, going armed to the terror of the public, communicating threats, stalking and disorderly conduct. He had posted a $60,000 secured bond for his release afterward and was placed under the control of his commander at the Army Reserve Command at Fort Bragg.

"Major Langford has served our country extraordinarily honorably," Dawkins said. "He is a Bronze Star recipient. I think he deserves ... all the due process we can give him."

Witnesses said Langford made death threats to worshippers, taunted children, followed a member home and later attempted to run over one of the community's members in his vehicle.

The accusations are the first of their kind at the Raeford mosque and have left a mark on the local Muslim community, said community member Uzma Khan. She said her father, retired military chaplain Mohammed Khan, told authorities that Langford threatened him at gunpoint during the incident.

Uzma Khan said local law enforcement is now present nearly every day to provide security. Mosque members return to their homes sooner after services and view strangers with a newfound anxiety, she added.

"There is a little bit of fear in the air, not just because of what happened at the mosque in Raeford, but what has happened across the country," she added.

Khan said she hopes the court will deal with the charges "in a way that is appropriate" regardless of the officer's military record.

"For me and most of the American citizens at the mosque and in general, it actually is a reason why Major Langford should be held to a higher standard," Khan said. "Instead of being an excuse to see the situation in a lighter manner, I actually think it's more serious. He represents the states abroad. Part of defending the U.S. is also defending us."

Langford enlisted in the Army in 2003 and transferred from active duty to the Army Reserve in 2008. He earned the rank of major in 2015 and has been stationed as Army Reserve Command at Ft. Bragg since February.

His awards include a Bronze Star Medal, awarded to armed forces members for heroic service, as well as Army good conduct and achievement medals.

Langford was deployed in Iraq for nearly a year between 2007 and 2008.

Langford on Wednesday was accompanied by three family members. The family has not released any official statements or comments.

Dawkins said he could not comment on whether Langford suffers from posttraumatic stress disorder, but said he expects the court would consider in its judgment any mental state that would diminish Langford's capacity to understand the consequences of actions, especially because some of Langford's charges, such as ethnic intimidation, rely on intent.

"We just ask frankly that the public and the state remember he remains with the presumption of innocence," Dawkins said.

Langford currently lives at home with his family, Dawkins said, and his release has been altered to prohibit him from contacting any potential witnesses, possessing any firearms and going on property of the mosque.

His next appearance is set for Aug. 17.



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Good to see Trump and his supporters setting up the Hitler Youth.....

http://www.latimes.com/nation/politic ... 1470156548-htmlstory.html


Child yells profanity directed at Hillary Clinton during Donald Trump rally

A school-age child at a Donald Trump rally on Tuesday stood up and yelled "Take the bitch down" after the candidate mentioned Hillary Clinton. His mother later defended the child's right to speak and blamed his language on "Democratic schools."

The child, who looked no more than 10, was sitting next to his mother in the media section.

The mother identified herself in a brief interview with a small group of reporters as Pam Kohler of Mount Vernon, Va., but she would not name her son or say how old he is.

“He's a minor so he can't be interviewed,” Kohler said.

“I think he has a right to speak what he wants to," she said.

Asked where he learned to speak that way, she answered, "Democratic schools."

As more reporters began surrounding her, she walked out of the auditorium at Briar Woods High School, where the rally was held, using a Trump sign to block cameras. Behind her seats was a school sign, encouraging good behavior: "Trustworthy, Respectful, United, Excellent."

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Here are the true facts if you care to take off your tin foil hat an read them.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politic ... 8-0cb344221131_story.html


TRUMP, in a tweet Wednesday: “Our incompetent Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, was the one who started talks to give 400 million dollars, in cash, to Iran. Scandal!”

THE FACTS: Trump is wrong about Clinton’s involvement. The $400 million payment — plus $1.3 billion in interest to be paid later — is a separate issue from the Iran nuclear deal that Clinton initiated. The process that resulted in the payout started decades before she became secretary of state.

In the late 1970s the Iranian government, under the U.S.-backed shah, paid the United States $400 million for military equipment. The equipment was never delivered because in 1979, his government was overthrown, revolutionaries took American hostages at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, and diplomatic relations between the United States and Iran were severed.

In 1981, the United States and Iran agreed to set up a commission at The Hague that would rule on claims by each country for property and assets held by the other. Iran’s claim for return of the equipment payment was among many that had been tied up in litigation before the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal, and interest the U.S. owed for holding the money for so long was growing.

Litigation over these claims has continued intermittently for 35 years, with some being settled and others going to the tribunal for judgment. All private U.S. claims before the tribunal have been resolved, with Iran paying more than $2.5 billion to American people and businesses. Some claims remain unresolved.

As secretary of state, Clinton did initiate secret talks with Iran over its nuclear program. After John Kerry succeeded her on Feb. 1, 2013, those secret contacts grew into 18 months of formal negotiations that culminated in the July 2015 nuclear deal.

U.S. officials had expected a ruling on the Iranian claim from the tribunal any time, and feared a ruling that would have made the interest payments much higher. As the nuclear talks progressed, the separate, intermittent talks on the military-equipment claim continued.

On Jan. 17, a day after the nuclear deal was implemented, the United States and Iran announced they had settled the claim, with the U.S. agreeing to pay the $400 million principal along with $1.3 billion in interest. Administration statements at the time made clear that the principal and the interest would be paid separately, but did not specify how the money would be delivered.

Trump is correct that the $400 million was paid in cash and flown to Tehran on a cargo plane. But litigation on the Iranian claim preceded Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state by decades and heated up only after she left the job.

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TRUMP: “When they took our sailors, they forced them to their knees and the only reason we got them back is that we hadn’t paid the money yet. And that’s the only reason we got ‘em back. Otherwise, they would’ve had to wait until I became president.”

THE FACTS: There is no evidence that the episode with the sailors was related to the Iran deal or the 1970s payment.

On Jan. 12, four days before the Iran deal was implemented and five days before the payment was delivered, 10 sailors veered off course in two small boats and landed on an island in the Persian Gulf where there’s an Iranian military installation. They were held at gunpoint and released the next day after negotiations between Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. The Navy has disciplined many of the sailors and their commanders for the navigation error that led to an international incident.

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TRUMP: “It looks like we paid $400 million for the hostages.”

THE FACTS: There is no concrete evidence that the cash payment was, in fact, a ransom.

Critics of the Iran deal, including many senior Republican lawmakers, maintain that the $400 million settlement was a ransom for the release of four private American citizens jailed in Tehran and freed a day after the Iran deal was implemented. Some Iranian officials have suggested the same thing. The Obama administration has flatly denied it has ever paid ransoms, including in this case.

The timing of the prisoner release and the arrival of the payment has given weight to GOP claims. U.S. officials acknowledge that progress in the nuclear negotiations contributed to progress on the settlement of the claim as well as progress in talks on the release of the Americans.

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TRUMP: “Iran provided all of that footage, the tape of them taking that money. ... Over there when that plane landed, top secret ... and they have a perfect tape, done by obviously a government camera and the tape is of the people taking the money off the plane, right. In order to embarrass us further, Iran sent us the tapes, right. It’s a military tape, it’s a tape. It was a perfect angle, nice and steady, nobody getting nervous because they’re gonna be shot.”

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THE FACTS: Several senior U.S. officials involved in the Iran negotiations said Wednesday they weren’t aware of any such footage.

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I am going to highlight some of the interesting findings of Professor Pape.....I would encourage the reading of the entire text.

http://chicagopolicyreview.org/2015/0 ... m-and-u-s-foreign-policy/


Your 2005 book, Dying to Win, documents a number of remarkable findings about suicide terrorism. Who are suicide terrorists, and what are they after?


For the most part they’re responding to the military occupation of a community that they care a lot about.

I put together the first complete data set of suicide attacks after 9/11. I did that because, like many people who come into suicide terrorism, I thought I was going to figure out when an Islamic fundamentalist goes from being a devout, observant Muslim to somebody who then is suicidally violent. But there was no data available, so I put together this complete database of suicide attacks around the world from the early 1980s to 2003.

I was really struck that half the suicide attacks were secular. I began to look at the patterns and I noticed that they were tightly clustered, both in where they occurred and the timing, and that 95 percent of the suicide attacks were in response to a military occupation.



Speaking of ISIS and information, what is your reaction to The Atlantic’s March cover story, “What ISIS Really Wants”?


I think it’s just wrong. [The author Graeme] Wood is painting a picture of ISIS as all religious, all the time. Interestingly in the second section he is talking about how the main difference with Osama bin Laden’s Al Qaeda is that ISIS really wants territory.

Wanting territory means there’s a community that wants a state. ISIS, and most suicide groups, are driven by an ideal of nationalism; they want to control their destiny with a state. ISIS is composed of a leadership of about 25 people, which is one-third very heavily religious, for sure; one-third former Saddam [Hussein] military officers who are Baathists, who are secular; and one-third who are Sunni militia, Sunni tribal leaders. That just conveniently is lost in the Wood piece.

It’s definitely the case that ISIS wants to kill people who are not part of its community. But this is normal in nationalist groups. (Hutu wanted to kill Tutsi; they also wanted to kill moderate Hutu who didn’t want to kill Tutsi.)

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Um okay...here ya go even back further

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_in_Afghanistan_(1978%E2%80%93present)

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Not quite... you have only rationalized global Muslim Terror since 2003, the start of the 2nd Iraqi War. Excluding Sept 9, 2011... in the previous decade when Bill Clinton was President, Al Qaeda attacked WTC #1, US Embassies Kenya & Tanzania, Bombing of USS Cole, all which would have been considered acts of war. And I only mention attacks on US... It seems like you and your like minded ilk think that the global Muslim terror threat only started because of George Bush. Conveniently and dangerously shortsighted. As I think about it now, one could say that Hillary's husband's inadequate responses to those attacks lead to 911? It is nice to know 15 years later it is all Bush "the lying CHRSITIAN's" fault.



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All terror an hate is wrong....killing innocents can't be justified.

You and your like minded ilk only seem to think terror comes from one particular group.

If you know your history....ISIS came out of the mess from the Iraq war....a war crime...a terror plot....orchestrated...by..say it with me....now....a lying CHRISTIAN............mission accomplished...



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So you support and justify global Muslim terror as a fair and balanced response to the 2nd Iraq War? BTW Hillary voted for that war. Surprised you didn't blame today's incident on Trump's acceptance speech.


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I know all the conservatives and neo-cons on this forum like balance and fairness.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq_War

Let's not forget this sophisticated deliberately planned terror attack...for oil and revenge led by a man who claimed he was a christian and was not a liar. Hundreds of thousands died directly and indirectly...and we are still paying for it.

This led to cruel torture, kidnapping and assassinations without any trials.



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Uh oh Pebbles... I think we just heard a "peep from one bad apple" who was part of the Muslim refugee population in Germany. I wonder how all the terror survivors of these weekly attacks feel about your benign metaphor dismissing the scale and scope of global Muslim terror. Noticed that all you Muslim Terror deniers have been quiet this week hoping this thread would roll off the main menu. Here we are again!
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All terror an hate is wrong....killing innocents can't be justified.

You and your like minded ilk only seem to think terror comes from one particular group.

If you know your history....ISIS came out of the mess from the Iraq war....a war crime...a terror plot....orchestrated...by..say it with me....now....a lying CHRISTIAN............mission accomplished...



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So you support and justify global Muslim terror as a fair and balanced response to the 2nd Iraq War? BTW Hillary voted for that war. Surprised you didn't blame today's incident on Trump's acceptance speech.


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I know all the conservatives and neo-cons on this forum like balance and fairness.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq_War

Let's not forget this sophisticated deliberately planned terror attack...for oil and revenge led by a man who claimed he was a christian and was not a liar. Hundreds of thousands died directly and indirectly...and we are still paying for it.

This led to cruel torture, kidnapping and assassinations without any trials.



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Uh oh Pebbles... I think we just heard a "peep from one bad apple" who was part of the Muslim refugee population in Germany. I wonder how all the terror survivors of these weekly attacks feel about your benign metaphor dismissing the scale and scope of global Muslim terror. Noticed that all you Muslim Terror deniers have been quiet this week hoping this thread would roll off the main menu. Here we are again!

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We Americans will defeat this two bit demagogue....this pale Hitler wanna be shall not be elected..... he can go back to being the two bit con artist that he is.

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I know all the conservatives and neo-cons on this forum like balance and fairness.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq_War

Let's not forget this sophisticated deliberately planned terror attack...for oil and revenge led by a man who claimed he was a christian and was not a liar. Hundreds of thousands died directly and indirectly...and we are still paying for it.

This led to cruel torture, kidnapping and assassinations without any trials.



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Uh oh Pebbles... I think we just heard a "peep from one bad apple" who was part of the Muslim refugee population in Germany. I wonder how all the terror survivors of these weekly attacks feel about your benign metaphor dismissing the scale and scope of global Muslim terror. Noticed that all you Muslim Terror deniers have been quiet this week hoping this thread would roll off the main menu. Here we are again!

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One of my favorite songs and so perfect for what's happening to the Republicans.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8zksSKb9Zg


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Thank god for that Scot Baio voting block.....

Ted Cruz Didn’t Endorse Trump At Trump’s Own Convention

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) saw his big moment at the Republican National Convention drowned out by thunderous boos on Wednesday night as he notably declined to endorse his former foe Donald Trump for president.

The speech had started with a diametrically different tone. Cruz came out to a hero’s welcome, and earned sustained applause as he laid out a conservative case for governance.

“We deserve an immigration system that puts America first. And yes, builds a wall to keep us safe,” said the senator, in a nod to the now formal Republican presidential nominee.

But the crowd, led by the New York delegation, grew notably restless as the speech went on and Cruz refused to mention Trump’s name. Cruz acknowledged them ? “I appreciate the enthusiasm of the New York delegation” ? but kept soldiering on, a slight smirk on his face.

The restlessness turned to outright jeers when Cruz told the crowd to “vote your conscience” ? a phrase that has been adopted by the group of Republicans who had asked delegates to not coronate Trump as the nominee. And when he declared that Republicans are “fighting, not for one particular candidate or one campaign,” the boos began.

Trump’s children looked on from their box seats, stoic and not applauding.

As the speech entered its closing stages, Cruz had completely lost the crowd. Screams of “endorse” came from the rafters. And in an act of pure showmanship, the room’s eyes turned back to that Trump booth. The candidate had perfectly timed his entrance to take away attention from his former primary foe.

Cruz had been upstaged while standing on the stage.

Critics will say that he had tried to be too clever by half. But the truth is, much of Wednesday night’s drama shouldn’t have come as a surprise. Over the course of the week at the Republican National Convention, one of the more entertaining side shows has been the battle among Republican elites to position themselves for the 2020 election. And no politician has been on the receiving end of more of that 2020 chatter ? facilitated, in part, by his top adviser ? than Cruz.

The Texas senator is naturally positioned to emerge from the wake of a Trump electoral defeat, should that loss transpire. He won the second most delegates during the 2016 primary, and as the most high-profile conservative in the party, he gives GOP voters a chance to move on from a Trump loss without moving ideologically to the middle.

Cruz has carefully fed the chatter. Well before he took the stage, it was leaked that he would not formally back Trump, in a speech he reportedly wrote himself. Part of it, naturally, is that the Trump campaign treated him like hell during the primary, mocking his wife, suggesting he had engaged in multiple affairs, and saying his father hobnobbed with Lee Harvey Oswald. But part of it is also because he wants to emerge as the candidate regretful Republicans turn to after the fall.

“Gotta give the guy credit. That’s stand-up. I’ve got to give him credit for his integrity to hold up and hold his own chops,” said a Wyoming delegate who said he was originally bound to Cruz. “At the same time, I know that he’s a good Republican and he’s going to back the Republican Party. And I’ve got to say, he’s not alone in this. He is by far from being alone.”

But by letting it be known early on that he would not formally endorse, Cruz also gave the Trump campaign plenty of time to prepare.

“He had an opportunity to blow the roof off the place, and he blew it,” said Carl Paladino, the Buffalo real estate developer who is one of Trump’s top backers in the state.

Peter Kalikow, the former owner of the New York Post and New York delegate, said he wasn’t surprised that Cruz didn’t endorse Trump.

“No, nothing stupid that he does ever surprises me,” he said.

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Of course he has a shot at winning.....he won the Republican Circus Primary.

Even though Hillary has horrible favorable ratings like Trump. She has several advantages going into the General.

A united Democratic party. A broad coalition of support among many groups. A healthy ground game that is already working in the states. A fundraising advantage. A seasoned and professional staff. She could put the icing on the cake by being bold and going with a progressive....she really shouldn't go with a safe VP pick. She has much more political experience an should be able to better navigate the challenges ahead.

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That's nice but if you look at the rank and file Republicans at the convention there are few if any people of color.

I wonder why a majority of African Americans will not vote for the GOP?

I wonder why a majority of Hispanic Americans will not vote for the GOP?

I wonder why a large percentage of Women will not be voting for the GOP?

I wonder why a large percentage of Asians will not be voting for the GOP?

I wonder why a majority of Muslim Americans will not be voting for the GOP?

So far over 300,000 Muslim Americans have newly registered to vote.......African American participation is not expected to drop this election....some analysts believe it might be even higher than elections that got Obama elected. Hispanic Americans are also pushing their communities to register an vote........

Trumps chances of winning....are small.

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I guess Atsushi didn't see the debates-three old, career white politicians vs Latinos, black, female, whites of various backgrounds. Which party had more diverse candidates?

Of course, if crooked Hillary picks Elizabeth Warren she can claim the Cherokee diversity card! You know, high cheekbones and all.


Do you consider a 38% chance small? I don't. Trump is very much in play.

http://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2016-election-forecast/

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That's nice but if you look at the rank and file Republicans at the convention there are few if any people of color.

I wonder why a majority of African Americans will not vote for the GOP?

I wonder why a majority of Hispanic Americans will not vote for the GOP?

I wonder why a large percentage of Women will not be voting for the GOP?

I wonder why a large percentage of Asians will not be voting for the GOP?

I wonder why a majority of Muslim Americans will not be voting for the GOP?

So far over 300,000 Muslim Americans have newly registered to vote.......African American participation is not expected to drop this election....some analysts believe it might be even higher than elections that got Obama elected. Hispanic Americans are also pushing their communities to register an vote........

Trumps chances of winning....are small.

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I guess Atsushi didn't see the debates-three old, career white politicians vs Latinos, black, female, whites of various backgrounds. Which party had more diverse candidates?

Of course, if crooked Hillary picks Elizabeth Warren she can claim the Cherokee diversity card! You know, high cheekbones and all.

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Im almost tempted to support the Republicans....who else is battling Lucifer and seeking inspiration from MY LITTLE PONIES?!?!

I think you have a point K-Lo. The party is under the control of the extreme right wing....and they are not using dog whistles anymore...they are just coming straight out with their raw naked hateful ideas and aggressions.

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The convention isn't fairing so well. What I'm really curious about is whether this signals the end of the GOP.....an maybe the rise of a new party made up of more moderate and liberal republicans ....with a smattering of independents.

I mean a party made up of old white men isn't really going to cut it...not with the projected future demographics of this nation.

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Hey! You leave my favorite cartoon character out of this. We all know Trump runs a Mickey Mouse operation!


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That was a horrible case an hopefully the Brits learned from it....but if you think this occurs only with muslims...your out of your mind.... here ya go ...and i left out the catholic church abuse crisis cause that would be too easy. I am sure you are going to gloss over all these cases or make excuses or not even bother to address anything i have noted....that is how many of you angry trumpeters work on JCLIST.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People_v._Turner

http://www.theweek.co.uk/59321/former ... -child-sex-abuse-cover-up

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/ ... ndal-similar-to-jimmy-sa/

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/new ... a-sex-abuse-34846346.html

https://www.revealnews.org/blog/a-read ... -child-sex-abuse-scandal/

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/ ... hile-scandal-hero-8435411

https://www.washingtonian.com/2016/02/ ... vereign-grace-ministries/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penn_State_child_sex_abuse_scandal

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jameis_W ... Sexual_assault_allegation

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_H ... _abuse_allegations_emerge

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Ai ... al_harassment_allegations

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_Polanski_sexual_abuse_case

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_Open_Secret

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That's because when Muslims go on child raping sprees, the authorities don't go after them for fear of being seen as "racist."

And no, this is not fear mongering. It actually happened in England.

Educate yourself about the 1,400 children who were sexually abused by Muslims in Rotherham England, and the "institutionalized political correctness" behind the cover up.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotherha ... xual_exploitation_scandal

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Rape is wrong no matter who commits it....so stop it with your hate filled fear mongering.

Take a look at the statistics about who does commit rape. Majority of them are committed by white men.

https://www.rainn.org/statistics/perpetrators-sexual-violence


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Hillary wants to import many more of the same Muslim "migrants" and "refugees" who keep mowing down people in France. No surprise that France has the most Muslims in the EU.

Racists being racists… just keep ignoring the facts that the terrorists were from France. It’s cool. It isn’t like you care about facts anyway…

Canada has taken close to 30,000 immigrants from Syria and not a peep. But, yeah, you keep hiding under your bed like the pathetic little coward you are.



More BS from the resident expert about Canada.... here is a Muslim Terror Peep you missed

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_shootings_at_Parliament_Hill,_Ottawa

I guess you missed the part about the guy growing up in Canada as a Catholic that converted to Islam. But, sure, I guess if you have only about two brain cells you can make the argument that he was a refugee...

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I guess you haven't been paying attention to all the savage attacks on women by these poor defenseless Muslim immigrants in Europe. We let the Somalis in unchecked and we know there are security issues all the way from Minnesota to Maine. Not sure why you bring up the fact the Muslim Terrorist was a Catholic before getting sucked into Islam. Many of the Muslim Terror Killers here in the US are converts. So we have to deal with the Muslim Killer a--holes we let in... the US born dolts that convert to Islam and only after reading the part in the Koran about getting laid by 70 Muslim Virgins by killing infidels while fools like you and Hillary want to let 500,000 more into the country unchecked? Astounding!
Try defending this douchebag... http://www.eagletribune.com/news/syri ... e6-a636-df236dc0f40f.html and please don't cite the slow immigration article in the link, that liberal rag had to print the local pool story because it went national, the little piece of MSM propaganda about "slow immigration" was because the Syrian poster boy went bad.

I guess when you have facts presented to you about Canada, you just shift the goal posts and start talking about Europe. Keep going with your nonsense. I am enjoying the incoherence of it all.


Douche Bag.... no comment about the Syrian assault in Massachusetts???
Here is some Canadian News ,,, http://www.therebel.media/cbc_won_t_n ... use_he_s_a_muslim_migrant
Now you try to connect the dots...

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I just made some guac right now, have it chilling in the fridge.

The only difference with my recipe is that i added a table spoon of mayo and i use chili flakes..oh...an i forgot to put in cilantro. no biggie i can mix it in later when i have it with toast. Yum!

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Source: 7 officers shot; 3 feared dead in Baton Rouge

By Carma Hassan and Vivian Kuo, CNN

http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/17/us/bato ... olice-shooting/index.html


What does this have to do with trump and Muslims?

Nothing!

Since this thread is so off topic.

Here is my fav guacamole recipe

avocados - peeled, pitted, and mashed
Avocado Hass

2 ct For $3.00 - expires in 4 days

1 lime, juiced 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup diced onion 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro 2 roma (plum) tomatoes, diced 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 pinch ground cayenne pepper (optional)

Enjoy!

Posted on: 7/17 15:10
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Re: Jersey City Muslims Unite Against Trump
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Im not sure where you are getting your info from MDM but its still too early to guess with certainty who was behind the coup.

The junior officer corps are still very secular....an doubt they would work with hardcore islamists. And if your referring to the Gullen movement they are hardly radicals. They had a falling out with Erdogan because they felt he was chipping away at democracy by centralizing power for himself.

You might want to read up on them.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fethullah_G%C3%BClen


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lol. turkish army has taken control of the country. assad has lasted longer than erdogan.


Erdogan purged the military of the pro-West / Secular elements of the officer corp a long while back. It appears (for now) that the coup leaders are hard core Islamists that Erdogan allowed to move up in the ranks. Apparently Erdogan lost control of the beast, which has decided Edrogan wasn't Muslim enough and therefore (for the time being) has been removed from power.

Turkey controls the largest and most capable conventional army in Europe. Given that it is a NATO member, we are obligated to defend Turkey if it gets into a fight with say, Russia. Which is something Turkey has been trying damn hard to instigate.


Incorrect, Article 5 of NATO says we are only obligated to aid Turkey if they are attacked, not if they are the aggressor.

Posted on: 7/16 17:30
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Re: Jersey City Muslims Unite Against Trump
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Dear Heights,

I am willing to pay for your first class ticket to go and fight ISIS...please let me know which airport you wish to depart from. And if you have friends and other hate filled people who want to take the fight to the enemy...i am ready to buy them tickets.

God bless and thank you for your courage!

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It's amazing how many people are chanting racist, meds, and prejudice. Face the facts it was muslims that are behind this. And please be more patriotic after all you are living in America. Now the first step is to oust all muslim lovers from this thread, second step elect Trump so he can oust muslims from America. There, problem solved.


Muslim immigration must be banned and Muslims here must be monitored. Can't keep ignoring the true problem.

I agree with this, it is a sound solution for future / potential problems. For those that disagree please contribute an alternative idea..

Posted on: 7/16 14:57
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Re: Guess Who Donated $1 Million to the Mayor?
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I know people on here especially the right wing conservatives and neocon reactionaries will find this horrible....but this is such a brilliant idea.

Really great idea and it would cost nothing to implement or oversee. :)


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I'm all for the idea that requires all Mayors and State Officials to wear jackets that display all sponsor logos like NASCAR drivers do.
This will allow 'Joe Citizen' to understand who actually has the 'ears' and support / purse strings from our elected officials and public servants ... At times I wonder why we need to vote in individuals in the first place, when we are really voting on the sponsors and what they want !

Posted on: 7/16 14:52
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