Saturday, November 27, 2010

Iran, North Korea, Cuba teach U.S. human rights?

I wanted to share some comments from crazies around the world that were trying to school us on human rights... another clear case that there are people in places of authority that are absolutely nuts! Another case of calling good evil by those who are evil!

Reprinted from "November 25, 2010, By Bob Unruh, World Net Daily"
"The results of the Obama administration's decision to submit the United States to the evaluation of the U.N.'s Human Rights Council, a procedure snubbed by the Bush administration because of the records of those on the panel, are starting to appear, and they include harsh condemnation from such human rights "leaders" as Cuba, Libya, and Iran.

Esther Brimmer, an assistant secretary in the bureau of international organization affairs under Obama, talked about what an "honor" it was for the U.S. to be put under the scrutiny of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Castro regime and others.

Here is some of the criticism...

  • From Cuba came a recommendation "to end the blockade against Cuba, which is described as a crime of genocide … to put on trial the perpetrators of torture … to put an end to the persecution and execution of mentally ill persons and minors and discrimination against persons of African origin." Additionally, the Cuban delegation insisted the U.S. "ensure realization of rights of food and health of all who live in their territory."

  • From Iran was a call "to implement the following recommendations … to halt serious violations of human rights and humanitarian law … Legislate appropriate regulations to prevent the violation of individual privacy … to take effective measures to counter insults against Islam, as well as Islamophobia … and effectively combat violence against women."
  • North Korea: "We remain gravely concerned by persistent reports of systematic and widespread human rights violations committed by the United States of America, and recommends as the following: Take legislation and administrative measures to address a wide range of racial discrimination and inequalities in housing, employment and education…. Prohibiting and punishing the brutality… by law enforcement officials. Take effective measures to put an end to gross human rights abuse, including violence against women."
  • Not to be outdone, China said: "We have also noticed with concern that there are gaps in the U.S. laws protecting human rights … there is also a serious discrimination against Muslims and minority racial groups … in the name of fighting terror. The United States is also monitoring the exercise of its citizens' freedom of expression and the right to free Internet access. We have the following recommendations … ending excessive use of force by law enforcement agents .. modify the definition of discrimination in its laws to bring it in line with … international standards."

  • Said Libya: "The United States need to accede to international human rights instruments. … it should prosecute those responsible for violations of human rights in American prisons."

Assistant Secretary of State Michael Posner, another U.S. spokesman dispatched by the Obama administration, said the U.S. was "humbled by the recognition that we need to continue and even redouble our efforts as we strive to make ours a more perfect union."

OK, my feelings are, what a load of crap! When we allow governments that are totally repressing human rights to school us, the crazies are running the nut house! Blessings to you anyway, Karl

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving is a Christian holiday!

Thanksgiving is not just an American holiday. It is a Christian holiday.

Popular American nostalgia tells us that the first Thanksgiving was held by the Pilgrims in 1621 after the arrival of the Mayflower at Plymouth Rock. Their motivation? They were Christians.

The 1621 Pilgrim Thanksgiving in Massachusetts was a time of thanks giving to God. Governor William Bradford proclaimed the month of November to be dedicated to "Thanksgiving unto the Lord." Bradford wrote in his diary that their voyage and settlement was motivated by "a great hope for advancing the Kingdom of God."

In 1623, after a severe drought that ended at the conclusion of a colony-wide day of prayer and fasting, Bradford proclaimed another Thanksgiving - the Thanksgiving most Americans picture:

In as much as the great Father has given us this year an abundant harvest of Indian corn, wheat, peas, beans, squashes, and garden vegetable, and has made the forests to abound with game and the sea with fish and clams, and inasmuch as he has protected us from the ravages of the savages, has spared us from pestilence and disease, has granted us freedom to worship God according to the dictates of our own conscience; now I, your magistrate, do proclaim that all ye Pilgrims, with your wives and ye little ones, do gather at ye meeting house, on ye hill, between the hours of 9 and 12 in the day time, on Thursday, November ye 29th, of the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred and twenty-three, and the third year since ye Pilgrims landed on ye Pilgrim Rock, there to listen to ye pastor and render thanksgiving to ye Almighty God for all His blessings. William Bradford, Ye Governor of Ye Colony.

So enjoy football, turkey, and family, but most of all, give God some praise for giving you a purpose, and a land with still freedom to bring the light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the whole world. Think destiny, friend and have a good one!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Lets Honor the Veterans!

We remember those who were called upon to give all a person can give, and we remember those who were prepared to make that sacrifice if it were demanded of them in the line of duty, though it never was. Most of all, we remember the devotion and gallantry with which all of them ennobled their nation as they became champions of a noble cause.”

…President Ronald Reagan, Remarks on Veterans Day, 1988 at Vietnam Veterans Memorial

This week, America observes Veterans Day. We honor our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Guardsmen and Marines who’ve undertaken the responsibility of protecting our nation. Millions of veterans – our friends and neighbors – deserve our recognition this week for having fought during times of conflict; for standing post and keeping the peace; or for training and inspiring young Americans to do the same.

To all of our Veterans and our active duty Armed Forces, we salute you. Your service is admired and appreciated. God bless you!