Prayerandaction.com

 


 

Must see video exposes web of radical Islam in New England

Posted: 29 Mar 2010 11:44 AM PDT

del.icio.us Tags: Must see video exposes web of radical Islam in New England

Check out this must see video that focuses on the October arrest of Tarek Mehanna, a Sudbury, Massachusetts resident whom the FBI charged with planning to machine gun shoppers in a New England mall.

The video offers a glimpse into a loosely-coordinated web of radical Islamic individuals and organizations based in New England with ties to Islamic terrorist groups overseas. This web is responsible for the radicalization of the next generation of American Muslims.

Click here to learn more about homegrown terrorism.

Oprah promotes p*rn star Jenna Jameson and the adult entertainment industry

Posted: 29 Mar 2010 10:18 AM PDT

del.icio.us Tags: Oprah promotes p*rn star Jenna Jameson and the adult entertainment industry

Oprah promotes p*rn star Jenna Jameson and the adult entertainment industry

Most people think of p*rnagraphy as dirty, disgusting and damaging to America and to families (* is used to bypass internet filters). On "The Oprah Winfrey Show," Oprah has Jenna Jameson, a retired p*rn star, on as her guest to talk about her life, career and book, "How to make love like a p*rn star." Jameson makes the comment that one of her fans stated this book is her "bible." Oprah puts a positive spin on p*rn and advertised it on her show. It aired originally November 17, 2009 and again March 25, 2010 because of high ratings.

Oprah calls Jameson the most famous p*rn star in the world like it is a good thing! Jameson states, "My main goal was to become the most famous p*rn star and to make lots of money and I have accomplished this." Oprah seems to be congratulatory towards Jameson since she reached her goal and became successful in the adult entertainment industry. Now Jameson is a stay-at-home mom to twin boys.

Oprah portrays p*rn stars in a positive light and almost gives her stamp of approval throughout this episode. During the episode, Oprah discusses "why millions of women are using p*rn and erotica." Oprah says this is common for "working women, stay-at-home moms and normal women." She conveniently left out morality and religion while interviewing Jameson. "Making lots of money" was mentioned numerous times by Jameson as to why she chose this lifestyle and career.

There was also a video of Jameson at home in her multi-million dollar home where Jameson said, "Everything that is important to me is here." Her waterfront home, expensive cars, gourmet kitchen, hundreds of shoes, a yacht, original artwork and, eventually, her sons were shown as being important to her. Her husband, God or faith was never mentioned. Oprah continuously talks about Jenna’s lavish and extravagant lifestyle. After watching this video, young women might think this is an acceptable career and desire to have this materialistic lifestyle.

TAKE ACTION
Please send Oprah and the network an email letter asking them to not air this episode again which portrays a p*rn star’s life as glamorous. We will also request that an episode be produced and aired to highlight the truth of p*rnography. P*rn is extremely harmful since it is proven to be addictive and can lead to violence.
Also, if you know of anyone who is suffering from p*rn addiction a powerful resource is www.purelifeministries.org.

Send Your Letter Now!

Thank you for caring enough to get involved. If you find our efforts worth supporting, would you consider making a small tax-deductible donation to help us continue?
Sincerely,

Monica Cole, Director
OneMillionMoms.com and Moms411

P.S. Please forward this to your family and friends! Become a fan of OneMillionMoms on Facebook! If you use Twitter, keep up with the latest information by following us.

53% Worry Obama’s Policies Will Lead To Violence

Posted: 29 Mar 2010 08:40 AM PDT

del.icio.us Tags: 53% Worry Obama’s Policies Will Lead To Violence

53% Worry Obama’s Policies Will Lead To Violence

Tea Party Protest

Fifty-three percent (53%) of U.S. voters now are at least somewhat concerned that those opposed to President Obama’s policies will resort to violence, up 10 points from last September.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 42% of voters don’t share that concern.

One Week Later, 54% Favor Repeal of Health Care Bill

Posted: 29 Mar 2010 08:39 AM PDT

del.icio.us Tags: One Week Later,54% Favor Repeal of Health Care Bill

One Week Later, 54% Favor Repeal of Health Care Bill

One week after the House of Representatives passed the health care plan proposed by President Obama and congressional Democrats, 54% of the nation’s likely voters still favor repealing the new law. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 42% oppose repeal.

Our Long National Obamacare Nightmare is Just Beginning

Posted: 29 Mar 2010 08:11 AM PDT

del.icio.us Tags: Our Long National Obamacare Nightmare is Just Beginning

Our Long National Obamacare Nightmare is Just Beginning

If you are tired of our nation’s year-long health care debate and you were hoping that the passage of President Barack Obama’s health care bill would settle anything, then Politico has some bad news for you: the real fight is just getting started. Starting today, a coalition of leftist groups will sink millions of dollars into television advertising and astroturf events selling the plan to the American people. But as a Washington Post poll conducted after passage last week shows, the Obama administration and their leftist allies face a steep climb.

The top line numbers are bad but not daunting for the pro-Obamacare forces: 50% of Americans oppose the changes in the new law while 46% support them. But the numbers also show that most Americans believe the new law will cause "the overall health care system in this country" to get worse, "the quality of the health care you receive" to get worse, and "your health insurance coverage" to get worse. The poll also shows that most Americans believe the law will weaken Medicare and that there is "too much government involvement in the nation’s health care system." And strong majorities of Americans believe Obamacare will increase the federal budget deficit (65%), increase "your health care costs" (55%), and increase "overall costs of health care in this country" (60%). The American people are right on all counts. And if the events of last week are any indication, these beliefs will only harden over time.

Pitching his failed stimulus plan back in February of last year, President Obama told a factory in East Peoria, Illinois, "So what’s happening at this company tells us a larger story about what’s happening with our nation’s economy, because, in many ways, you can measure America’s bottom line by looking at Caterpillar’s bottom line." well, Caterpillar was quick to inform the markets exactly what Obamacare meant for its bottom line. Caterpillar announced that Obamacare would raise its insurance costs by at least 20 percent – or more than $100 million – just in the first year of the health-care overhaul program. And Caterpillar was not alone. Other Fortune 500 firms quickly followed suit announcing Obamacare hits to their bottom line including: Deere & Co., $150 million; AK Steel, $31 million; 3M, $90 million; Valero Energy, $20 million; and AT&T, $1 billion. The consulting firm Towers Watson tells the Wall Street Journal that the total hit this year will reach nearly $14 billion. America’s employers simply can’t sustain losses like these, so many of these companies, including Verizon, have informed their employees to expect significant changes to their current health care benefits.

The leftist majorities in Congress were incensed that America’s employers would dare warn their investors about the costs of Obamacare at the same time as the Obama administration’s national sales pitch was set to begin. So using the full force of the federal government to bully and harass America’s job creators, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman (D-CA) sent letters to the CEOs of Deere, Caterpillar, Verizon, and AT&T demanding all documents "from January 1, 2009, through the present" regarding "any analyses related to the projected impact of health care reform" and "any documents, including e-mail messages, sent to or prepared or reviewed by senior company officials related to the projected impact of health care reform." Waxman intends to haul these CEOs in front of the Subcommitte on Oversight and Investigations, which just happens to be chaired by Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI), for a hearing April 21st.

While it is unfortunate that the left in Congress believes our nation’s business leaders’ time is best spent being browbeaten by congressmen for not doing more to support their policy preferences, the American public should look forward to these hearings. The more information the American public is given about Obamacare, the more they will oppose it. The more they oppose it, the easier it will be to repeal it. We have a long road ahead of us, but eventually the Obamacare nightmare will end.

Print | Comments | Forward

 

RECENT ENTRIES

Outside the Beltway: The High Cost of Environmentalism

What Next? Leave Your Lights On Tonight

Roots of Russian Anti-Americanism

START Follow on Treaty: In Pursuit of a Pipe Dream

A Guide to the Senate Vote-O-Rama: Part Two

 

QUICK HITS

AFL-CIO and Service Employees International Union lawyer Craig Becker was one of 15 appointments President Barack Obama plans to make during the Senate’s Easter recess in order to avoid confirmation votes.

The day after Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI) and ten other House members compromised on their pro-life position to deliver the necessary yes-votes to pass health care reform, the "Stupak 11" asked for more than $4.7 billion in earmarks – an average of $429 million worth of taxpayer money for each lawmaker.

Directly contradicting Obama administration claims, the Kremlin confirmed that the treaty agreed to by President Dmitry Medvedev and President Obama contained a "legally binding linkage between" offensive weapons and missile defense.

This past Friday, 327 congressmen signed a letter expressing concern that “the highly publicized tensions” in US-Israeli ties will “not advance the interests” of either state.

The Los Angeles Unified school district wants to end what little school choice parents have by limiting the more than 12,200 permits that allow students to attend schools elsewhere.

Secret video: Stupak planned to betray pro-lifers a year ago (No real surprise here)

Posted: 29 Mar 2010 08:09 AM PDT

del.icio.us Tags: Secret video: Stupak planned to betray pro-lifers a year ago

How to Win Every Gun Control Debate

Posted: 28 Mar 2010 09:29 PM PDT

del.icio.us Tags: How to Win Every Gun Control Debate

How to Win Every Gun Control Debate

Gun Rights Roundup

by Buckeye Firearms Association

If you believe firmly in gun rights, you probably get into debates now and then. These debates usually start when someone you know says something like, "They should just ban guns. We’d have less crime."

How do you win a debate like that? Do you scream and yell? Do you get in the other person’s face and call them an idiot? That’s a sure way to lose the debate, because all the other person will remember is what a jerk you were.

The way to win a debate is to present the facts, clearly and objectively. Most people don’t know much about guns, the Second Amendment, or crime. And they base their false ideas on myths and misinformation in the news. So if you’re able to rally the facts, you can often change your friend’s mind or at least get them thinking about the issue in a serious way.

Nearly every statistical study and crime report supports the pro-gun position and discredits the ravings of anti-gun fanatics. But it takes a lot of research to find all the facts. Fortunately, Guy Smith has done most of the work for you in a publication called Gun Facts.

This free, 100-page e-book presents the most common gun myths along with the facts that prove them false. Gun Facts gives you the ammunition you need to win debates, write letters to editors, e-mail your representatives, and give statements to the media.

Gun Facts is divided into chapters based on gun control topics (assault weapons, ballistic finger printing, firearm availability, etc.), so finding information is quick and easy. When a neighbor, journalist, or politician repeats one of these myths, you can look it up in seconds and debunk it with the facts.

Every pro-gun supporter should have a copy of Gun Facts. Click here to get your free copy.

Gun Rights Roundup is a joint venture of Buckeye Firearms Association and USCCA. We will keep fighting until every American enjoys their natural right to carry and self-defense. For more news on pro-gun law, politics, and events, click here to subscribe to Buckeye Firearms Association’s FREE Newsletter.

Good News for the Good Guys: FBI Crime Data Proves Gun Grabbers Wrong

Posted: 28 Mar 2010 09:26 PM PDT

del.icio.us Tags: Good News for the Good Guys: FBI Crime Data Proves Gun Grabbers Wrong

Good News for the Good Guys: FBI Crime Data Proves Gun Grabbers Wrong

…According to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence (and other supporters of Barack Obama’s presidential campaign), "more guns = more crime…

by Jim Irvine and Chad D. Baus

According to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence (and other supporters of Barack Obama’s presidential campaign), "more guns = more crime." The logical conclusion they hope lawmakers reach is that guns should be banned, or at least be severely restricted.

But changes to gun laws over the past five years, and data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Uniform Crime Reports (UCR), suggest something else entirely.

From an FBI press release announcing the release of the latest data:

The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program is a nationwide, cooperative statistical effort of more than 17,000 city, university and college, county, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies voluntarily reporting data on crimes brought to their attention. Since 1930, the FBI has administered the UCR Program and continued to assess and monitor the nature and type of crime in the Nation. The Program’s primary objective is to generate reliable information for use in law enforcement administration, operation, and management; however, its data have over the years become one of the country’s leading social indicators. Criminologists, sociologists, legislators, municipal planners, the media, and other students of criminal justice use the data for varied research and planning purposes. In 2007, law enforcement agencies active in the UCR Program represented more than 285 million United States inhabitants–94.6 percent of the total population. The coverag e amounted to 95.7 percent of the population in Metropolitan Statistical Areas, 88.0 percent of the population in cities outside metropolitan areas, and 90.0 percent of the population in nonmetropolitan counties.[1]

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recently released the 2007 edition of Crime in the United States, which shows that both violent and property crimes fell in 2007.

According to the FBI, "the UCR program gathers offense data for violent and property crimes. Violent crimes are the offenses of murder and non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault; property crimes are the offenses of burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson. The program also collects arrest data for violent and property crimes as well as 21 additional offenses that include all other offenses except traffic violations."

Before we dig into the UCRs, let us first consider the changes made to our gun laws from 2003 through 2007. During that five-year period, firearms laws have become less restrictive. We have seen passage of concealed carry laws in Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico and Ohio. We have seen the sunset of the Joe Biden-authored Federal "assault weapons" ban. No state has enacted significant bans on purchase or bearing of firearms. Firearms sales have been strong, and we have seen spikes in the purchase of firearms related to events such as hurricane Katrina and the Northeast Blackout of 2003. There are more gun owners and millions more firearms in the United States today than five years ago.

More guns, more crime? Not hardly. In fact, according to the past five years of FBI data, the murder rate has declined.

That’s right, the murder rate declined. You will hear from the anti-gun media and gun ban lobby that the number of murders increased (by 2.5%), but what they won’t tell you is that in the same time period, the American population has grown by 3.8% [2]. That means the murder rate (the "odds of being murdered") has decreased.

Drilling further into the data, we see that while the increase in use of firearms was 4.4%, we see a decrease of 5.0% (from 7,745 to 7361) in the number of murders committed with a handgun. Note — that is not a just a per capata decrease but a decrease in the total number of murders committed by a handgun over the last 5 year period. This decrease occurred in the midst of an explosion in handgun sales. Clearly the FBI data is exactly opposite of what the anti-gun groups have been preaching.

Anti-Gun = Anti-Good Guy

When considering killings by criminals (murder), we see that the instrument used by the criminal is a firearm 67% of the time, and more specifically a handgun 51% of the time. (Over the last five years, the percentage of killings by gun has remained fairly consistent, so we shall use the average for our comparison. Results would be very similar for specific data in any given year.)

The gun ban lobby uses these numbers to try to justify banning guns. If two-thirds of murders are committed with guns, and over one-half with handguns, they argue, then surely banning these things would decrease murders. But a closer examination reveals something interesting. For each murder, there is a victim. Sometimes those victims fight back and win the deadly encounter. When the intended victim kills the person trying to murder them (or do great bodily harm to them) it is called a "justifiable homicide."

Justifiable homicide –Certain willful killings must be reported as justifiable, or excusable. In the UCR Program, justifiable homicide is defined as and limited to:

*The killing of a felon by a peace officer in the line of duty.

*The killing of a felon, during the commission of a felony, by a private citizen.

Because these killings are determined through law enforcement investigation to be justifiable, they are tabulated separately from murder and nonnegligent manslaughter. Justifiable homicide information, which is collected by the FBI via the UCR Program’s SHRs, are included in this section and in Expanded Homicide Data Table 13, "Justifiable Homicide, by Weapon, Law Enforcement, 2003–2007" and Expanded Homicide Data Table 14, "Jus