In a strange turn of events, though not an unexpected turn, the U.S. has cut 60 million dollars worth of funding to the U.N. – but this situation is far from over and the ramifications are very interesting.
Today, the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization voted 107-14 with 52 abstentions thus admitting the Palestinians as full U.N. Members.
According to our State Department spokeswoman, Victoria Nuland, “Palestinian membership as a state in UNESCO triggers longstanding legislative restrictions which will compel the United States to refrain from making contributions to UNESCO.”
Actually, Palestinian Membership granted by ANY U.N. committee or group would trigger such a move and I’ll get back to that.
Of the UNESCO budget, we, the United States is responsible for about $80 million per year or roughly 22% of that total budget and in November, we were scheduled to make a $60 million payment…That is now NOT going to happen…
The Washington, D.C. Office of Human Rights says yes…Really. They ARE indeed investigating a possible violation of human rights regarding Muslim students.
John Banzhaf, an attorney and professor at George Washington University Law School says yes…Really…As he has filed an official complaint on behalf of those Muslim students.
Muslim students at Catholic University are suing claiming their human rights have been violated because when they pray they are surrounded by…gasp…images of Christ, priests, saints and other Catholic imagery.
After a full month of “Occupy” protests I have come to the conclusion that the vast majority of those…”Occupiers” are really just looking for options. They don’t feel they have any.
So, to help those who just feel lost, I have decided to offer a few suggestions.
1) Occupy your own dwelling.
2) Occupy a Port-a-Potty
3) Occupy Common Sense
4) Occupy your OWN bank account
5) Occupy Rehab
6) Occupy a country which doesn’t allow you to “Occupy” anything
7) Occupy a job
8) Occupy your pants
9) Occupy a mental ward
10) Occupy a shower
I’m just one guy and I am certain our TNP readers can come up with far more great ideas here than can I. Friends, please…I encourage YOU to offer YOUR suggestions…YOUR best options for the “Occupiers” who are just plain lost, out there, wandering the wilderness in search of the most appropriate locations to…Occupy.
Help them friends…Use the comment box below and offer YOUR best “Occupy” locations and then SHARE this with every conservative you know!!!
And there it is. Proudly waving in a stiff breeze…There it is.
Hanging from the front of the building is a different flag but on the top of the building…There it IS.
First, the building itself.
That’s where it all started. It’s the site of the skirmish. This building is where Libyan rebels first had a direct challenge with Gaddafi loyalists and now it’s viewed as symbolic seat of power. That building, in the photo above, is the courthouse in Bengazi, Libya.
The large flag…The one hanging from the front of the building sort of folded over from the wind, THAT flag is the rebel flag.
Now then, the one on the TOP of the Bengazi courthouse. The flag that’s standing nearly straight out as a strong wind blows. Yes, that black flag. THAT flag represents quite a group.
Since that day, in 1886, the world has changed and through it all, one has born witness to it all. Standing as a silent guardian, a light in the darkness, never blinking, never wavering. One has been there from that day to this.
Since that day, in 1886, 12 new states have been added to our nation.
23 Presidents have held office…2 of them died too soon.
Americans have gone from the surrender of Geronimo to WWII heroes speaking a language few could understand.
Since that day in 1886, it would be 2 more years before Kodak produced its first consumer camera, 17 years before the Wright Brothers took to the air and 22 years before the invention of the electric toaster.
Since then, we have flown, gone to the moon, sent mechanical ambassadors to Mars and our dev8ices have left our solar system.
Through 2 world wars, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan and more, a witness to our soldiers leaving, returning and mourning those who either never made it back or came home as the ultimate heroes, has been right there.
It’s time I think, to take another look at the GOP field with regards to the debates and their positions in the polls. While there is plenty to cover, it can actually be boiled down rather neatly if you know at what to look.
To start with, let’s look at the debates.
It would take days to cover each and every little nuance of all the debates thus far and doing so would likely yield little in the way of usefulness. Not that what these candidates have said ISN’T useful, it’s just not where we need to focus for the purpose of this article.
Has the fool on the hill finally seen the light? Has Obama started to come around to OUR side? It certainly seems like it if you listen to the words he is now employing on his latest campaign swing.
“If you get sick, you’re on your own. If you can’t afford college, you’re on your own. If you don’t like that some corporation is polluting your air or the air that your child breathes, then you’re on your own.”
Well, here we are. The National Patriot has completed our first quarter as a site and we want to bring you up to date with where we’ve been and what has happened in the last month.
One month ago today, I told you we were at a loss for words and we offered to you, our thanks.
A great deal has happened since then and we have done our level best to bring it all to you, our readers.
Today, we are completely humbled.
The National Patriot went live on July 26th 2011 and our team of great contributors went to work cranking out articles and bringing our readers Commentary From the Right Side of Politics. What you, our fine Patriot readers in that first two months vaulted us well past what we had previously accomplished in three months on our original site.
Now, Patriots…YOU have BLOWN US AWAY!!!
Here is how our totals stack up compared to just one month ago.
This is nothing short of pure insanity. It’s OUTRAGEOUS and it’s WRONG. The world is turning upside down and this administration is proving every day that they are indeed…fundamentally changing…our nation.
Border Agent Jesus E. Diaz Jr. was named in a November 2009 federal grand jury indictment with deprivation of rights under color of law during an October 2008 arrest near the Rio Grande in Eagle Pass and has now been sentenced to 2 years behind bars.
It was almost exactly 1 year ago when, in Oklahoma, an amendment to that state’s constitution, voted FOR by the people OF Oklahoma was barred by a judge. That amendment would have made it illegal, in Oklahoma courts, to employ Sharia or Islamic law.
Opponents argued that the measure was unnecessary because state judges have no reason to rely on Islamic law.
Tampa…We have a problem.
Yesterday, in Tampa Florida, an appeals court has rejected a request to BLOCK a judge from using…ISLAMIC LAW…Thus ALLOWING ISLAMIC LAW to decide a case.