Barack Obama

How does McCully feel about that Iran deal now?

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While Murray McCully is still basking in the glow of sitting in the chair of the Security Council when the Iran deal was passed he should stop to think about the facts of the regime he just empowered.

We already know that just 24 hours after the vote Iran was talking about the destruction of Israel and the US, and now the New York Post‘s Amir Taheri has been able to obtain a copy of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s new book Palestine from Iran, where it has just been released.

Khamenei makes his position clear from the start: Israel has no right to exist as a state.

He uses three words. One is “nabudi,” which means “annihilation.” The other is “imha,” which means “fading out,” and, finally, there is “zaval,” meaning “effacement.”

Khamenei claims that his strategy for the destruction of Israel is not based on anti-Semitism, which he describes as a European phenomenon. His position is instead based on “well-established Islamic principles.”

One such principle is that a land that falls under Muslim rule, even briefly, can never again be ceded to non-Muslims. What matters in Islam is ownership of a land’s government, even if the majority of inhabitants are non-Muslims.

Khomeinists are not alone in this belief.    Read more »

Obama is the best gun sales man in the world, gun manufacturing up 140% under his watch

President Barack Obama is a boon to the gun industry.

Ever since he became president gun companies have been experiencing massive sales growth which in turn has lead to increased manufacturing.

Gun production has more than doubled over the course of the Obama administration, according to a new report from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The manufacturing boom has come in the face of the president’s push to expand background checks and place new restrictions on guns in the wake of high-profile shootings like the recent mass-killing in Charleston, S.C., and the 2012 massacre at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school.

The numbers paint a picture of gun owners who are concerned about new restrictions on their Second Amendment rights, activists say.

“The ATF report confirms what we already know, that Barack Obama deserves the ‘Gun Salesman of the Decade’ award,” said Erich Pratt, spokesman for the Gun Owners of America. “People have been rushing to buy firearms because they’re afraid that Obama will take away their Second Amendment rights.”

The ATF’s annual firearms commerce report tracks the number of guns manufactured in the United States, which provides an indication of gun sales around the country. Read more »

Hone Harawira gets Obama’s attention and doesn’t ask for Dotcom to go free

Hone is still looking for relevance, but blows his chance to help his mate Dotcom out by begging for a free trade agreement to be scrapped.

I guess he’s still sore about missing out on the big bonus he was promised if he got the Internet Party into parliament.

In characteristically casual fashion, Mana Party leader Hone Harawira has written an open letter to the President of the United States asking him to drop a major global trade deal.

It starts: “Hey hey, mah bruddah”.

In the statement, Mr Harawira asks Barack Obama to reconsider endorsing the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement because of fears from Maori it will mean making claims under the Treaty of Waitangi impossible.

“Maori aren’t even allowed to look at the TPPA before it gets signed off, and from what we hear it’ll compromise our sovereignty as Maori and as New Zealanders,” it reads.

“And we hear this TPPA will take priority over our Treaty, and that we will be denied the rights guaranteed to us by the Treaty and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. And that sucks!”

Mr Harawira briefly describes the treaty for Mr Obama and says Maori have been struggling to reclaim their land and rights for 175 years and the deal would only make that harder.

“So how about givin’ us a break?” he asks.   Read more »

Does John Kerry actually know shit from clay?

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It appears Murray McCully is John Kerry’s bitch…or maybe not.

Oh how nice, thanked for the Iran deal…at least we will know who to blame when it all turns to custard, which it will.   Read more »

This is how stupid McCully was in doing a deal with Iran

How stupid was Murray McCully in facilitating, owning – and worse – crowing about his involvement in doing a deal that will see Iran re-armed and fuelling hate in the Middle East?

This stupid.

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Meh, you can buy an expert to agree with you in the US

The Otago Daily Time reports breathlessly:

A group of prominent US legal experts has supported internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and Megaupload’s appeal against a decision to seize millions of dollars in assets, labelling the move a “dangerous” violation of due process rights.

The United States Government earlier this year won a civil forfeiture case against Megaupload and its founder, Mr Dotcom, who they argued was a fugitive.

As a result, the online mogul has lost an estimated $67 million worth of assets to the US including millions in cash, property, luxury cars, jet skis, large screen televisions and art.

Mr Dotcom has appealed against the decision, claiming a violation of basic rights and due process.   Read more »

“I say this to Obama: Excuse me, Mr. President, but you’re wrong. Dead wrong”

A real Nobel Prize-winning scientist (not a pretend one like Michael Mann),  Dr. Ivar Giaever, says Obama is ‘dead wrong’ on global warming:

In 2008, Dr. Ivar Giaever joined over 70 Nobel Science Laureates in endorsing Barack Obama for president, but seven years later the Nobel Prize winner now stands against the president on global warming.

“I would say that basically global warming is a non-problem,” Giaever, who won the Nobel for physics in 1973, told an audience at the Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting earlier this month.

Giaever ridiculed Obama for stating that “no challenge poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change.” The physicist called it a “ridiculous statement” and that Obama “gets bad advice” when it comes to global warming.

“I say this to Obama: Excuse me, Mr. President, but you’re wrong. Dead wrong,” Giaever said.

Giaever was a professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s School of Engineering and School of Science and received the Nobel Prize for physics for his work on quantum tunneling. Giaever said he was “horrified” about the science surrounding global warming when he conducted research on the subject in 2012.   Read more »

Andrew Bolt on the lies about Islam

Andrew Bolt has an opinion column in the Courier Mail about the lies about Islam, and how it is time the lies were ended.

THE Prime Minister is wrong. I’m sure Tony Abbott knows it, too, but does not dare publicly tell the truth about Islamic terrorism.

Abbott insists Islam had nothing to do with last week’s shooting of tourists in Tunisia, bombing of Shia worshippers in Kuwait and beheading of a man in France.

“What’s being done by Daish (the Islamic State) has nothing to do with God, it has nothing to do with religion,” he claimed on Saturday.

Is he kidding us?

Yes he is.

The Islamic State, which claims credit for the two worst attacks and is linked to the beheading, has nothing to do with Islam?

For heaven’s sake, we can all read. “Islam” is in the very title of this terrorist outfit.

And if religion had nothing to do with the attacks, why has Tunisia’s president just ordered 80 of the country’s mosques to be closed in response?

Let’s end this polite lie, which blinds us to the steps we must take to defend ourselves.

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Israelis dismiss McCully as a lightweight, Obama continues to insult Israel

Murray McCully is in Israel and cuddling up to Hamas as he tries to make out he is the great peacemaker.

But the Israelis are having none of it, with unnamed officials being very dismissive.

Israel has gotten used to fending off pressure from the United States and the European Union over the conflict with the Palestinians. But now it faces an unlikely country, New Zealand, which is set to join the chorus of those pushing for renewed negotiations and is strongly considering concrete steps to force a solution on Israel.

By all reckonings a minor player on the international stage, Wellington has been working on a draft for a United Nations Security Council resolution on the peace process. In January, New Zealand took up a seat on the council for the first time in 21 years, and it intends to make active use of its newly gained influence.

“They have thoughts about the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and might even have a Security Council resolution drawn up that they’re keeping in the drawer,” a Foreign Ministry official familiar with the issue told The Times of Israel this week.

A small and isolated nation that has no regional interests and not much historical baggage in the Middle East — as opposed to other players such as the US, Russia, Britain or France — Wellington is eager to offer an original contribution to solve the decades-old crisis.

New Zealand thinks it can think outside the box,” the official said.

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The NRA should just give Obama a life membership

Barack Obama is the world’s greatest gun salesman, it is getting beyond a joke now.

Breitbart reports on the surge of concealed carry permits:

Concealed carry permit applications are surging in states like North Carolina, as they have been surging nationally under Obama, “amid safety fears.”

For example, in North Carolina’s Buncombe County, the number of permits issued in 2014 were up “101 percent” from 2010.  And this county-level jump is in line with a national jump under Obama, whereby the number of concealed carry permit holders rose “136 percent” across the United States between 1999 and 2014.

According to the Citizen-Times, the reasons behind the surge in NC are based on both politics and safety. While Republicans like state Representative Jacqueline Schaffer (Dist. 105) are pushing to lessen the restrictions on law-abiding gun owners in NC, Democrats keep fighting back, pressing to keep as much gun control in place as possible.   Read more »