As radical Islam takes fuller control of the countries of the Middle East Christians are facing increased persecution throughout the region.
Before the United States entered Iraq 800,00 to 1 million Christians were living in Iraq. Since the occupation began Christian churches have seen a huge increase in attacks and bombings. Nearly 1,000 Christians have been killed. Today only 400,000 Christians remain in Iraq and with the U.S. pulling out the remaining soldiers there, violence against Christians can only be expected to rise.
Christian persecution in the Middle East have been well documented, especially in Arab Spring Nations such as Egypt.
Why hasn’t the United States offered to take in these Christians, especially those who face the greatest threats?
I know that God has them there for a reason–but for those who would accept, at least for the families and children of our brothers and sisters in Christ, we should be doing everything in our power to assist and aid them. This should certainly include the offering of entrance into this nation.
Not to mention, the church could use a wake up call in the form of coming face to face with those who have suffered for the faith.
Peter Schiff is a guy who would be given a high ranking economic position in a Paul administration. Most likely he’d be taking Geithner’s job. He seems to know what he’s talking about, yeah?
“Here’s the obvious point everyone pretends not to realize: colleges know the students have access to low-interest loans courtesy of government. Aware that prospective students enjoy artificially increased purchasing power, college administrations raise tuition (and cut back their own aid programs) accordingly. When tuition thus continues to rise, as any fool could predict, we hear huzzahs for the government – for however could students pay this high tuition without government assistance? It is the classic case, as Harry Browne said, of the government breaking your leg, handing you a crutch, and saying, “See? Without me you couldn’t walk.”
-Dr. Tom Woods
“The best argument for Christianity is Christians: their joy, their certainty, their completeness. But the strongest argument against Christianity is also Christians–when they are somber and joyless, when they are self-righteous and smug in complacent consecration, when they are narrow and repressive, then Christianity dies a thousand deaths.
But, though it is just to condemn some Christians for these things, perhaps, after all, it is not just (though very easy) to condemn Christianity itself for them. Indeed, there are impressive indications that the positive quality of joy is in Christianity–and possibly nowhere else. If that were certain, it would be proof of a very high order”
Head of Bank of America and Merril Lynch, Ethan S. Harris just let some bad news slip:
We expect a moderate slowdown in the beginning of next year, as two small policy shocks—another debt downgrade and fiscal tightening—hit the economy.The “not-so-super” Deficit Commission is very unlikely to come up with a credible deficit-reduction plan. The committee is more divided than the overall Congress. Since the fall-back plan is sharp cuts in discretionary spending, the whole point of the Committee is to put taxes and entitlements on the table. However, all the Republican members have signed the Norquist “no taxes” pledge and with taxes off the table it is hard to imagine the liberal Democrats on the Committee agreeing to significant entitlement cuts. The credit rating agencies have strongly suggested that further rating cuts are likely if Congress does not come up with a credible long-run plan. Hence, we expect at least one credit downgrade in late November or early December when the super Committee crashes.
“We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom.”
“I sit on a man’s back, choking him and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his lot by all possible means – except by getting off his back.”
“If there existed no external means for dimming their consciences, one-half of the men would at once shoot themselves, because to live contrary to one’s reason is a most intolerable state, and all men of our time are in such a state.”
“It occurred to him that his scarcely perceptible attempts to struggle against what was considered good by the most highly placed people, those scarcely noticeable impulses which he had immediately suppressed, might have been the real thing, and all the rest false.”
― Leo Tolstoy
While you’re at it, would you mind mentioning McDonalds and their infamous decision to replace the Double Cheeseburger on the dollar menu with the vastly inferior McDouble? On second thought. DEATH TO ALL RICH PEOPLE!! PRAISE BE TO ALAH!! HAAAAA–LiLiLiLiLiLiLiLiLiLiLi!!!
Now, I know it might seem like I am being hypocritical since my earlier post entitled “Letter to the Post 9/11 Generation” called for a fresh wave of political awareness and action amongst folks in my generation–but the truth is, what’s happening on Wall St. isn’t awareness, it’s blind and directionless rage. This vague hatred of corporations, while founded, is not intellectually honest, nor is it accomplishing anything definitive. With a list of demands this long, how do they expect to change anything?
Like the vague and militant signs they hold, saying things like, “WAKE UP” and “THE TIME HAS COME” the ambiguous nature of the Wall St. protest is contradicted by this, their first statement. But in the end the result is the same. As long as they are demanding changes to everything, they will accomplish nothing and achieve nothing save for a feeling of self satisfaction and a notion of their own superiority.
We’ll I’ll be…
At a speech yesterday at the National Press Club, Ron Paul officially became the first Presidential Candidate to address the impending “Student Loans Bubble”.
Paul said, “On the loss of civil liberties–What privacy do we have? Today they’re talking about—the government can call up all cell phones because there’s a trillion dollars worth of loans out there–from the students who aren’t ever going to be able to pay them. They can’t even get jobs! So what we’re going to do is deliver all the telephone numbers to the government, so they can bug all these kids — that have been abused — and say, “When are you going to pay your bills?”
Most jobs lost in one month in over 2 years.
Ok, let’s get a few things straight. First–Just because this is a non-partisan blog doesn’t mean I’m not allowed to have any opinions, you guys!
In my defense, the reason I hate John Boehner(R-Ohio) is because he might be the single biggest reason our generation is starting adulthood TRAPPED UNDER THE CRIPPLING WEIGHT OF INSURMOUNTABLE *ahem* student loan debt.
One of his biggest campaign contributors is Sallie Mae, which means he always takes their side when it comes to legislation that could place restrictions on them (and benefit us). As if to rub it in our collective faces, his daughter works for Sallie! (aka: that bitch)
So here he is–Exhibit A: John Boehner(R-Ohio)–Pretending to cry for the “American Dream”, while he votes to keep us enslaved/imprisoned in his sadistic little debt dungeon.