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2016 NEW YEAR’S GREETINGS FROM ONECITIZENSPEAKING.COM

Best wishes to you and yours on this New Year …

 

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Let us not forget those who are serving us and keeping us safe.

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God Bless America

 

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Be happy, be safe, be assured that this is the greatest nation on the face of the Earth.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


THE GOP: THE REAL ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM IS NOT DONALD TRUMP

The real elephant in the room is not Donald Trump …

ELEPHANT-IN-THE-ROOM 

It is whether or not the aisle-hoppers will side with the GOP or with the progressive socialist democrats …

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  • John McCain (R-AZ)
  • Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
  • Susan Collins (R-ME)
  • Cory Gardner (R-CO)
  • Ron Portman (R-OH)
  • Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
  • Jeff Flake (R-AZ)
  • Lamar Alexander (R-TN)
  • Bob Corker (R-TN)

Of particular note are John McCain and his shadow, Lindsey Graham, who both purport to speak for the GOP. And, to be singled out as an egregious facilitator of backward thinking is Bob Corker who engineered the Senate allowance of the Iran “Agreement” by scrapping the Senate’s rights to advise and consent on “treaties.”

Democrat Barbara Mikulski might have been the 34th vote from her party that made it impossible for the Senate majority to stop the deal, but Corker was the key figure in turning Congressional rules upside-down and rendering the majority powerless.

 

The key element of Corker’s “bipartisan compromise” is that it became necessary for Congress to aggressively kill the deal, instead of voting to support it.

Instead of persuading the Senate to approve a deal that would shape the future of the Middle East and impact American national security for decades to come, it became necessary for the Senate to aggressively disapprove the deal. Obama could veto the disapproval, and needed to convince only 34 members of his own Party to declare they would not vote to override his veto.

Politico’s post-mortem on the Iran saga portrays Corker as President Obama’s man on the Republican side of the aisle, a slightly tetchy player on a team quarterbacked by Democrat Ben Cardin of Maryland, who became the top Senate Foreign Relations Committee Democrat after the interestingly-timed corruption probe of New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez, an opponent of the Iran deal.

No one ever really thought Obama would have a hard time getting 34 members of his Party to meet the absurdly low threshold Corker arranged.

This left the Democrats with plenty of room to indulge little “conscience” dramas from a few Senators with Jewish and/or right-leaning constituencies to mollify, notably Senator Chuck Schumer of New York.

That is one reason Corker’s deal was so foolish. Even if the Iran sellout could not be stopped — because Obama went outside the American political system to work with China and Russia at the United Nations, cutting American voters and their representatives out of the loop entirely — it was still important to make this painful for the Democrats. Instead, Corker made it as painless as possible with his “bipartisan” arrangement, leaving the Democrats plenty of room to indulge members like Schumer, who had to pretend they were concerned about national security and the fate of Israel.   <Source

Bottom line …

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All of Trump’s legislative initiatives can be killed in the Senate by a group of Senators who, if not openly members of the progressive socialist democrats, seek to impose their own will to negate what should be a GOP vote in the same manner as progressive solidarity votes. It is time to hold the GOP to account for their actions. We the People gave the GOP the House they requested in 2012.  We the people gave the GOP the Senate they requested in 2014. And now, we the people have given the GOP the presidency in 2016. The GOP owns the show and if they fail to deliver – be it because of a lack of righteous legislation or the defection of GOP members to the opposition – we the people will hold them completely accountable in the upcoming 2018 congressional election cycle and the 2020 presidential election cycle.

No matter what state Obama left our nation, its economy, its foreign affairs, and its domestic policies, the GOP owns the playing field and must be held accountable for its actions. And, if that means impeaching a President Trump for egregious actions that rise to the level of high crimes and misdemeanors, and his removal from office, so be it.

As for the RINOs, it is time the American’s, especially the conservatives in the GOP, make their wishes no by saying what they mean and meaning what they say. It has gone far past the time for appeasement and the accommodation of any party, domestic or foreign, we must destroy those who want to destroy America and alter the American way of life.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


NO MIDDLE EAST PEACE IN THE FUTURE …

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The sad fact is that the leadership of the so-called Palestinian people refused to recognize the right of Israel to exist …

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If Israel did not exist, the Sunni would still be at war with the Shia (after millennia) whom they regard as apostates to be ethnically cleansed. And, if there was no ethnic cleansing, the Muslim states would be at war with their neighbors over the creation of a massive Muslim state (Caliphate)and the shared benefit from the region’s natural resources.

The fact is that Islam was created by a warlord to extend his power and remains mostly a militant political and religious ideology that does not support the same type of freedoms found in the civilized world.

How can you recognize a two-state solution when there are three-states involved: the Israelis, the Palestinians, and the terrorist group Hamas which has de facto control over half the Palestinian land and people?

Bottom line …

The students who are openly supporting Israel’s terrorist enemies are grossly misinformed or they are anti-Israel, anti-Jew, and anti-America. Where else can these snowflakes march for human rights for Palestinians while supporting a culture that is openly misogynistic, harmful to the rights of women, openly and deliberately kills gays, and embodies torture, mutilation, rape, and death as punishments under its perverted laws.

The younger generation is becoming a reflection, not of parental values, but of the values of progressive socialist democrats who hate the idea of a vibrant, educated, and questioning society with the military might and political will to ensure the safety and security of its people. Unlike the progressive socialist democrats in America who appear to be doing everything in their power to weaken America and to destroy that which makes America the greatest power for freedom and good on the planet.

We are so screwed.

-- steve

 


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


ISRAEL: JOHN KERRY IS THE PERSONIFICATION OF EVIL, POLITICAL CORRUPTION, AND MEANINGLESS DRIVEL

In this world, there are leaders who talk endlessly and those who take action: saying what they mean and meaning what they say.LEADERSHIP

Tell me about the good old days when one knew instinctively what evil looked like …

I cannot believe that Secretary of State, John Kerry, stood before the world and told Israel that it could not live in peace unless it embraced the Obama Administration’s concept of a two-state solution; that is that Israel could choose to be either a Jewish state or a democracy.

‘Today, there are a number – there are a similar number of Jews and Palestinians living between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea. They have a choice. They can choose to live together in one state, or they can separate into two states. But here is a fundamental reality: if the choice is one state, Israel can either be Jewish or democratic – it cannot be both – and it won’t ever really be at peace. Moreover, the Palestinians will never fully realize their vast potential in a homeland of their own with a one-state solution.” <Source>

Not only is the United States suggesting that Israel give up its right to self-determination in order to validate Barack Obama’s fatuous Nobel Peace Prize, but Kerry is truly ignorant of the situation on the ground. Even to a casual observer, there are three states in play. The first is Israel proper – extended geographically be the annexation of land after winning a war in which they were not the aggressor – something firmly enshrined in international law. The second state is the area governed by the Palestinian Authority and its leadership headed by Mahmoud Abbas, the successor to the corrupt terrorist Yasser Arafat, himself a recipient of a Nobel Peace Prize. And, the third is Gaza which is governed by the terrorist group Hamas that has sworn to destroy Israel. Neither entity will formally acknowledge Israel’s right to exist as a free and independent nation.

Why is John Kerry misdirecting attention to Israel’s building of “settlements” on legitimately occupied territory when he should be calling for the abolishment of the third terrorist state in the Gaza? Why is John Kerry not demanding that all parties to any settlement recognize their counterparties right to exist, legally and morally, in the region?

I suggest that both Barack Obama and John Kerry are anti-Israel, anti-Jew, and anti-Semitic. Acting first in their own self-interests to validate Obama’s meaningless Nobel Peace Prize and to shower the Secretary of State with accolades for bringing about a solution to a problem that cannot be fundamentally solved by the United States or the broader international community until there is a legitimate partner on the other side of the bargaining table. In Francophile Kerry’s case, it is all every much about the type “appeasement” that saw France collaborate with the Nazis, costing them a generation of French youth – potential leaders, educators, scientists, and philosophers.

We have seen Israel, in a gesture of good faith, withdraw from some disputed territory and turn it over the the Palestinians. The consequences of that action did not lead to peace talks as intended and promised by the Palestinians, but the establishment of a closer location from which to launch terrorist missiles – not at Israeli military installations, but the innocent civilian population with no regard for men, women, and children. Perhaps we should revisit the words of former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir …

“Peace will come when the Arabs will love their children more than they hate us. When peace comes we will perhaps in time be able to forgive the Arabs for killing our sons, but it will be harder for us to forgive them for having forced us to kill their sons.”

How can the Palestinians justify their educational system that inculcates a hatred for the Jewish people and that killing Jews is the highest form of worshiping Allah and Islam? If the Palestinians truly want peace, why are they incapable of simply recognizing the State of Israel as a legitimate nation? Even worse, how can Barack Obama and John Kerry stand before the international community and suggest that peace is all about settlements and Israel’s intransigence? Perhaps it is because they know that the United States supports Israel with military aid, and thus can strong-arm the Israelis rather than attempting to influence the terrorist aggressors.

Reality check …

Where was the international community when Jordan expelled the Palestinians for fomenting revolution and attempting to overthrow the nation. Let us not forget that for 19 years Jordan occupied Judea, Samaria, and East Jerusalem? And, the one thing that nether Obama nor Kerry ever mentions: if not for the terrorism of the Palestinians that has threatened both Jordan and Lebanon – and had they accepted the original United Nations two-state solution -- they would have had their own state years ago. Pretty much the Palestinian people were done in by their kleptocratic leader who used terrorism to keep the international contributions flowing into his own pocket and to sustain a regime that not only lacked the basic infrastructure of a nation, but could produce little or nothing except terror. 

The biggest problem that is never addressed is how a Muslim state, governed under Sharia law, becomes tolerant of other religious viewpoints and expressions of thought? Or, how democracy is best served when the participants are afraid of their leadership and vote in a leadership that exhibits both corruption and terrorism?

Perhaps Kerry should go back to the tenets of self-determination and stop his pathetic efforts to obtain the approval of an international community where support for the Palestinians is tantamount for their own anti-Semitism and hatred of Jews.

Deceptive behavior ...

It appears that the actual resolution delivered by Egypt was crafted in the White House under Obama's direction and that the sole purpose of the resolution may be to facilitate a United Nation's effort to declare the existing Palestinian state a recognized entity. Thus, legitimizing another state-sponsor of terror -- much like Iran, North Korea, and I would probably include our faux friends in Saudi Arabia.

Bottom line … 

Today, I heard one of the political pundits reacting to Kerry’s remarks by claiming that “one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter.” A ridiculous assertion when one considers that our revolutionary war did not see patriots deliberately killing civilians, including women and children. We did not see patriots sent to England with the purpose of destroying their way of life or their institutions. The very essence of liberty was the freedom to do anything legal without interference from a tyrannical government trying to manage individual’s lives in order to further their political agenda and feather their nests.

How has the United States lost their way? Subverting educational institutions by adopting policies and curricula that features political correctness, multiculturalism, and worst of all, moral equivalency. Implementing public policies that suggest that human rights come from the government and must be enforced by the government. A world where redefinition reigns supreme: where up is down, black is white, and wrong is right.

I suggest that each and every manifestation of evil in our time can be linked to political corruption and self-serving politicians.

As I am wont to say, “we are so screwed.” But the greater truth is that the world is screwed when the United States of America, the nation that has brought enlightenment, prosperity, and freedom to many oppressed people, fails to act in a manner dictated by the originalist interpretation of our Constitution and the recognition of man’s unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness unmolested by a corrupt or tyrannical political system.

-- steve

Reference links …

For those who want to see Secretary Kerry’s remarks or read the transcript, it can be found on the Department of State website.

For those who want to review Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s response, it can be found here.


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


UNDERSTANDING THE BUZZWORDS OF THE PROGRESSIVE SOCIALIST DEMOCRATS

Have you ever asked yourself about the socialist iconography of the raised fist that appears on calls for social justice?

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It is all about a political revolution to overthrow and replace capitalism with a version of progressive socialism and to install a cadre of “enlightened” individuals to rule over humanity …

  • Movement – a code word for the type of faith-based religion that does not closely examine the ethics, politics, and behaviors of its corrupt and self-serving leadership.
  • Social justice – the enlightened masters of the world are needed to insure the equality of outcomes for all people rather than the equality of opportunity which demands individual accountability for determining your personal outcomes.
  • Racial justice – in the most basic context, providing reparations and a free pass for designated races based on real or perceived “historical injustice.”
  • Economic justice – progressives cannot abide by the capitalist system which rewards individualism over the collective, risk takers over the apathetic, and the producers over the consumers.
  • Real change – code phrase for increasing socialism and decreasing capitalism.
  • Diversity, access, and inclusion – the words of the coalition which seeks to set aside individual class grievances to pursue the larger progressive socialist democrat agenda.

What could go wrong …

Without a doubt, progressive socialists are willing to believe the end justifies the means, fair or foul, and thus are willing to ignore, overlook, and dismiss historical outcomes, scientific evidence, and even decency in pursuit of their toxic and anti-America agenda.

One might consider a most telling illustration involving blacks in the inner cities governed for decades under the progressive socialist democrats. In spite of the billions in taxpayer funds, the inner cities remain cesspools of poverty, illiteracy, disease, and crime. So with all the attention of the progressives allegedly focused on this disadvantaged community, why are people being slaughtered in the streets while the activists and agitators call for social justice against the very law enforcement that ensures a safer community? Because it is not about creating a better situation, but worsening the one that already exists to ensure that misguided citizens take to the streets to foment revolution. Many of these citizens are ignorant of the situation and simply follow the leadership believing that anything is better than their current existence.

How can this happen?

Not only do the progressives have a firm control of educational institutions, from kindergarten to college, but those who have participated in historical events and were witness to real atrocities are dying off rapidly. Thus leaving each succeeding generation unmoored from historical fact and the consequences of abhorrent political judgments. In a sense, the progressives and their useful idiots in Hollywood and the mainstream media have whitewashed the terrible loss of life under Lenin and Stalin in Russia, Pol Pot in Cambodia,, the Kim family in North Korea, Cuba, Mao in China, and various and sundry religious leaders engaged in religious and ethnic cleansing.

Bottom line …

Before you advocate change or mindlessly participate in some movement or event, question their motives and look closely at their actions. Ask the one question that they do not want you to ask: What other political system in the history of the world has produced so much freedom and wealth for all classes of people? Under capitalism and our Constitution guaranteeing unalienable rights that cannot be granted or removed by the government there is no comparison – because if a better place existed, you can be sure that the enlightened elite, the wealthy, and the politically-connected would move there permanently.

Why celebrities continue to rail against a system that has created their celebrity and wealth is not a mystery. Most of them are spoiled children, surrounded by a close group of leeches and employees telling them they are smart, good-looking, and wonderful. At least until they are no longer of value.

Say what you mean, mean what you say.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


2017: A SIMPLE METHOD FOR STAYING SANE AND IMPROVING YOUR EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING

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The key to staying sane and improving your emotional wellbeing in 2017 is relatively simple: limit your media consumption.

  1. The purpose of the media content creators is to attract an audience that converts into paid advertising or subscriptions.
  1. The key to attracting a profitable audience is to overcome the noise of daily living and the other media outlets.
  1. As humans, we are taught to ignore the commonplace and mundane issues that do not immediately threaten our physical or psychological well-being.
  1. Therefore the media must; one, sensationalize an issue or event to grab our attention; and two, catastrophize the issue or event to keep us engaged.
  1. Along with “false news” comes “false panic.” The desire of a media outlet or its special interest sponsors to provoke a useful action in a specific audience.
  1. Not to be left behind, media members follow each other thus producing a repetitive echo-chamber and shrillness, not unlike the shrill audio feedback when a sound input device becomes coupled to a sound source.
  1. Unfortunately, the media confuses and conflates specific stories in such a manner as to compress both time and geographical space, thus provoking concern – and sometimes panic – in individuals who do not realize that the events are geographically dispersed and widely separated in time in such a manner as to have an impossibly low probability of impacting your own life.
  1. Your participation in responding to news reports in the social media also produces tension and anxiety, especially when the responses are negative, abusive, and threatening.

Thousands of stories and dire warnings are circulating about a man who hasn’t even assumed office and performed one single act. But, he is being criticized and demonize by almost everybody who has an opinion. Myself included.

Bottom line …

Disengage. Even from this blog if you wish. Here is to a saner 2017 and to concentrating on things that really matter in our daily lives.

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Create your own musical ending in 2016 to prepare for 2017.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


OBAMA AND INSTITUTIONAL ANTI-SEMITISM ...

A poke in the eye by the United Nations on the eve of Christmas and Hanukah ...

How the increasingly corrupt United Nations can have any legitimacy after failing its mission to stop the wholesale slaughter of innocent civilians in Syria, Rwanda, and elsewhere is beyond me. Especially since a majority of the member nations are despotic in nature and have some of the worst human rights violations in modern history.

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How is it that the United Nations Security Council can condemn the only democracy in the Middle East that does not have an egregious record of human rights abuse, goes out of its way to avoid civilian casualties when attacked and by attackers who use hospitals, schools, and places of worship to store and fire their weapons and to use innocent civilians as human shields? Exploiting the killing of civilians as a public relations coup and a way to gain sympathy from an international community that often sees the Palestinian conflict as a proxy for their own anti-Semitic beliefs.

How is it that the Arab nations have not banded together to stop the outrageous slaughter of innocents in Syria and watches while ISIS engages in ethnic cleansing? And, even if Israel did not exist, what has the United Nations done to stop the religious war between the Sunnis and the Shia? Or develop an alternate interpretation of Islam that is compatible with a civilized culture with respect for all human rights?

I cannot think of any American president that has done as much damage to Israel as Barack Obama and that includes former President (and anti-Semite) Jimmy Carter, the father of Islamo-Fascism in Iran.

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Whether you believe that Obama was trained by Jew-hating communists, a not-so-secret Muslim trained in an Indonesian Madrassa, or both, you cannot easily dismiss his friendships with the openly anti-Semitic, anti-America, and anti-White head of the Nation of Islam, Louis Farrakhan, his 20+ year association with his anti-Semitic, anti-America, and anti-White “spiritual mentor,” Jeremiah Wright. or his actions while in office. Obama is the most un-American president in the history of the United States. And a president whose policies are openly racist and antagonistic to the State of Israel, and that reward our enemies while disadvantaging our allies.

So what can you make of the Obama decision to throw Israel under the bus by abstaining from a Security Council vote that seeks to delegitimize Israel and give aid and comfort to the Palestinians? Remember, it is the Palestinians that reject a two-state solution. It is the Palestinians who took Israel’s peace offering of land and turned it into a launching platform for terrorism aimed at innocent Israeli citizens. And, remember it is Barack Obama who received an unwarranted Nobel Peace Prize that he so desperately wants to legitimatize. Not to mention illegally ordering government agencies to engage in pro-Islam outreach that provided billions of dollars to those who do not share our American values and continue to violate the human rights of their own people.

Vote on Israel could spur further action _ or trouble for UN

The Obama administration's decision to abstain and allow the U.N.'s most powerful body to approve a long-sought resolution calling Israeli settlements "a flagrant violation under international law" was a sharp rebuke to a longstanding ally and a striking rupture with past U.S. vetoes.

U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power said "it is because this resolution reflects the facts on the ground — and is consistent with U.S. policy across Republican and Democratic administrations throughout the history of the state of Israel — that the United States did not veto it." <Source>

United States Ambassador to the United Nations is every bit a liar as was her predecessor, Susan Rice, who went on five Sunday news shows to tell the American people that the terrorist attack in Benghazi was simply a spontaneous uprising against a little-known and little-seen video. False and misleading talking points that we now know were crafted in Obama’s White House by Obama’s security advisor Ben Rhodes.

Israel accuses Obama administration of helping craft, push UN censure

Israel’s government publicly accused the Obama administration Sunday of helping create and push the recently passed United Nations resolution condemning settlement activity, with a top official telling Fox News they have “ironclad information” on the U.S. government’s involvement.

“We have rather ironclad information from sources in both the Arab world and internationally that this was a deliberate push by the United States and in fact they helped create the resolution in the first place,” David Keyes, spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.”   

The resolution passed thanks to a U.S. abstention, a decision Netanyahu has described as a “shameful ambush.”

The White House already has acknowledged President Obama made the decision for U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power to abstain. Unclear was how involved the Obama administration was in crafting and pushing the resolution itself – which initially was put forward by Egypt, and then pursued by New Zealand, Malaysia, Senegal and Venezuela.

White House spokesman Eric Schultz issued a statement Sunday defending Obama's support for Israel and stressed that the U.S. did not draft the resolution. "The Egyptians, in partnership with the Palestinians, are the ones who began circulating an earlier draft of the resolution," Schultz said. "The Egyptians are the ones who moved it forward on Friday. And we took the position that we did when it was put to a vote."  <Source>

Obama: nothing to see, move along …

From gun-running to Mexican drug cartels to produce “evidence” leading to stricter gun control, to the IRS scandal committed by “rogue IRS personnel in Cincinnati,” to “you can keep your doctor”",” to Benghazi was caused by a video – everything Obama says appears to be a lie. This from the self-proclaimed “most ethical, honest, and accountable administration in history.”

Obama abandoned and betrayed Israel – one that states that the site of the “wailing wall,” where Jews have lived for thousands of years, is illegitimate territory. A location that predates the conception of Islam.

The simple fact is that there can never be peace between Israel and the Palestinians, or even the re-creation of a second Arab state, as originally envisioned by the United Nations when Israel was created, unless the Palestinians recognize the State of Israel as a legitimate nation-state.  

Excerpts from the Palestinian National Charter

Article 19:

The partition of Palestine in 1947 and the establishment of the state of Israel are entirely illegal, regardless of the passage of time, because they were contrary to the will of the Palestinian people and to their natural right in their homeland, and inconsistent with the principles embodied in the Charter of the United Nations; particularly the right to self-determination.

Article 20:

The Balfour Declaration, the Mandate for Palestine, and everything that has been based upon them, are deemed null and void. Claims of historical or religious ties of Jews with Palestine are incompatible with the facts of history and the true conception of what constitutes statehood. Judaism, being a religion, is not an independent nationality. Nor do Jews constitute a single nation with an identity of its own; they are citizens of the states to which they belong.

Article 21:

The Arab Palestinian people, expressing themselves by the armed Palestinian revolution, reject all solutions which are substitutes for the total liberation of Palestine and reject all proposals aiming at the liquidation of the Palestinian problem, or its internationalization.

Article 22:

Zionism is a political movement organically associated with international imperialism and antagonistic to all action for liberation and to progressive movements in the world. It is racist and fanatic in its nature, aggressive, expansionist, and colonial in its aims, and fascist in its methods. Israel is the instrument of the Zionist movement, and geographical base for world imperialism placed strategically in the midst of the Arab homeland to combat the hopes of the Arab nation for liberation, unity, and progress. Israel is a constant source of threat vis-a-vis peace in the Middle East and the whole world. Since the liberation of Palestine will destroy the Zionist and imperialist presence and will contribute to the establishment of peace in the Middle East, the Palestinian people look for the support of all the progressive and peaceful forces and urge them all, irrespective of their affiliations and beliefs, to offer the Palestinian people all aid and support in their just struggle for the liberation of their homeland.

Article 23:

The demand of security and peace, as well as the demand of right and justice, require all states to consider Zionism an illegitimate movement, to outlaw its existence, and to ban its operations, in order that friendly relations among peoples may be preserved, and the loyalty of citizens to their respective homelands safeguarded. <Source: Yale Law School - The Avalon Project : The Palestinian National Charter>

Bottom line …

We now have a President-elect who is pro-America, pro-Israel, and who might be the best thing since Ronald Reagan. It is time to hold the United Nations accountable for their abysmal performance and their continual machinations to become an independent, self-funding, world governance organization that trumps national sovereignty. Perhaps the first step would be to defund and/or move the United Nations to Brussels or Switzerland.

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-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


2016 HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM ONECITIZENSPEAKING.COM

Wishing you and yours a safe and fulfilling holiday season … 

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It is up to you how you will complete the final days of this year.

-- steve

 


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


OCS, DECEMBER 24, 2016 -- FORGET THE CRAZINESS ...

It is time to set aside the craziness, turn off television, close the browser, and think of a more pleasant holiday season …

amerikid

garland

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Wishing you and yours a safe and fulfilling holiday season … 

steve@onecitizenspeaking.com

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Let us not forget those who are working on our behalf: fire, police, paramedics, and others who do not have the “day off.”

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“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


OCS, DECEMBER 23, 2016 -- FORGET THE CRAZINESS ...

It is time to set aside the craziness, turn off television, close the browser, and think of a more pleasant holiday season …

amerikid

garland

If the video does not appear in the email version of this post, it can be found here.

th


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS