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Tuesday, 9 August 2005
Looks Like He Choked
On The Warning Label

Topic: Out of Flyover Land
I once saw a Dilbert Cartoon, that had a guy laying stretched out beside a giant donut, stone cold dead.
Two Cops were standing looking down at him and the caption read.

Looks like he choked on the Warning Label

(If I can find that strip I will put it or a hyperlink here)

That flashed into my mind tonight at work on a smoke break, when a buddy started talking about yet another consumer group on a Crusade.

This one is to ban Sodium Fluoride. Gabe asked me if I had noticed the new warning labels on toothpaste. I responded, "Oh PLEASE, Who reads toothpaste tubes?"

"Well its poisonous", "Yeah that's true, makes good rat bait and is great for killing cockroaches, but in the levels in drinking water?"

Next thing you know they will want to ban Toxic Vitamins!

Then I thought, "Wonder how the Toxic Level for Sodium Fluoride compares the Vitamin A or Vitamin D?"

So I looked up the information for you good people.
I was Shocked, let me tell you SHOCKED to find that the Single Toxic Level for Sodium Fluoride for an Adult Male is.

Over a THOUSAND TIMES greater
than for Vitamin D and maybe 500 times greater than the long term Toxic Level for Vitamin A (I could not find a single dose level for it)

The Public doesn't need protected from Sodium Fluoride! It needs protected from KILLER TOXIC

Read the sordid truth.

Is fluoride, as provided by community water fluoridation, a toxic substance?
Acute fluoride toxicity occurring from the ingestion of optimally fluoridated water is impossible.104 The amount of fluoride necessary to cause death for a human adult (155 pound man) has been estimated to be 5-10 grams of sodium fluoride, ingested at one time.140 This is more than 10,000-20,000 times as much fluoride as is consumed at one time in a single 8-ounce glass of optimally fluoridated water.

Vitamin toxicity
In adults, a daily dose of 1.0 to 2.0 mg of vitamin D is toxic when consumed for a prolonged period. A single dose of about 50 mg or greater is toxic for adults.

Vitamin A toxicity can occur with long-term consumption of 20 mg of retinol or more per day. The symptoms of vitamin A overdosing include accumulation of water in the brain (hydrocephalus), vomiting, tiredness, constipation, bone pain, and severe headaches. The skin may acquire a rough and dry appearance, with hair loss and brittle nails. Vitamin A toxicity is a special issue during pregnancy. Expectant mothers who take 10 mg vitamin A or more on a daily basis may have an infant with birth defects. These birth defects include abnormalities of the face, nervous system, heart, and thymus gland. It is possible to take in toxic levels of vitamin A by eating large quantities of certain foods. For example, about 30 grams of beef liver, 500 grams of eggs, or 2,500 grams of mackerel would supply 10 mg of retinol. The livers of polar bears and other arctic animals may contain especially high levels of vitamin A.

And Folks Vitamins are not even half of what we face without knowing about it. I hesitate, but yes you have a right to KNOW about the hazards of


Frequently Asked Questions About Dihydrogen Monoxide (DHMO)
What is Dihydrogen Monoxide?
Dihydrogen Monoxide (DHMO) is a colorless and odorless chemical compound, also referred to by some as Dihydrogen Oxide, Hydrogen Hydroxide, Hydronium Hydroxide, or simply Hydric acid. Its basis is the unstable radical Hydroxide, the components of which are found in a number of caustic, explosive and poisonous compounds such as Sulfuric Acid, Nitroglycerine and Ethyl Alcohol.
For more detailed information, including precautions, disposal procedures and storage requirements, refer to the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for Dihydrogen Monoxide.

Yes, you should be concerned about DHMO! Although the U.S. Government and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) do not classify Dihydrogen Monoxide as a toxic or carcinogenic substance (as it does with better known chemicals such as hydrochloric acid and saccharine), DHMO is a constituent of many known toxic substances, diseases and disease-causing agents, environmental hazards and can even be lethal to humans in quantities as small as a thimbleful.

What are some of the dangers associated with DHMO?
Each year, Dihydrogen Monoxide is a known causative component in many thousands of deaths and is a major contributor to millions upon millions of dollars in damage to property and the environment. Some of the known perils of Dihydrogen Monoxide are: Death due to accidental inhalation of DHMO, even in small quantities.
Prolonged exposure to solid DHMO causes severe tissue damage.
Excessive ingestion produces a number of unpleasant though not typically life-threatening side-effects.
DHMO is a major component of acid rain.
Gaseous DHMO can cause severe burns.
Contributes to soil erosion.
Leads to corrosion and oxidation of many metals.
Contamination of electrical systems often causes short-circuits.
Exposure decreases effectiveness of automobile brakes.
Found in biopsies of pre-cancerous tumors and lesions.
Often associated with killer cyclones in the U.S. Midwest and elsewhere.
Thermal variations in DHMO are a suspected contributor to the El Nino weather effect.

Become informed Folks! You have unknown Dangers all around you.

But there IS a sinister plot to prevent these things from seeing the light of Day.

A City Counsel in a Western State, when they found out that DHMO was used in the manufacture of Styrofoam drinking cups, PLANNED to vote to ban the use of such items by City Employees but they NEVER VOTED on the Ban.


As a Courtesy to any of my readers for whom English is not their Native Language I wish to point out two things.

1) Dihydrogen MonOxide is the Chemical Compound commonly known as Water
2) All the facts above are absolutely true


Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 2:13 AM CDT
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Monday, 8 August 2005
Why and How I Started Blogging
Topic: Out of Flyover Land
A saw a cartoon once, a Man dressed in tails and a top hat was going over a ski ramp with a look of shock an bewilderment on his face. The caption read

How did I get up HERE!?

Sometimes it's a good idea to stop, look around and ask that question.

Since I have noticed somebody is now reading my ramblings I thought I would take a few minutes and backtrack how I got Here.

I come from what you might call a "reading" family.
My Father loved books, as did my Mother, she read ravenously, poetry, novels and even read encyclopedias like some read paperbacks. I had a Great Aunt who had to leave school after the 3rd Grade to help in the fields, but Aunt Ruby learned to read and she continued that practice her entire life, spending some 60 years of her adulthood reading and studying on her own philosophy and metaphysics. I remember, a prominent man in our community, very well educated, once told me, that my Aunt could hold her own, in his estimation, with any College Professor he had ever known.

The entire family were readers, but my nuclear family, was particularly known among the family as readers,it was a big one I am part Cherokee and my mother was the youngest of 14 in Kentucky we have CLANS not just families , :-) .

One of may Aunts once said half jokingly and half exasperatedly that a person could not bring up ANY subject, without one of the Kauffman's looking up and declaring, "I read a book once, that said---"

So when the Internet Arrived, and I discovered it, I dove in like a duck into water. Information, History, I could contact, correspond and exchange views with people from all over the world.

It was wonderful. I discovered, discussion boards, chat, then blogs. As I continued to read on the Internet, in particular blogs , I noticed something.
What I read in Newspapers, heard on TV, looked like what I was reading on blogs, but differed.

But with blogs, I often had links and sources, or I could use keywords and find original sources.

I discovered what I read in Newspapers, heard on TV was NOT the same as I found in original sources, it had been changed, altered, subtly at times, but in a way, that often the meaning was not only distorted, but turned into the complete opposite of what had been said.

There is a perfect example of this process on the
Right Wing News
website. It is a quote in Fahrenheit 9/11 of Condi Rice. I will first give you Michael Moore's version, then I will give you the full quote, with his version highlighted in it. You can see and decide for yourself who the Liar is.

Condi Rice-altered quote
"There is a tie between Iraq and what happened on 9/11"

Condi Rice-full text quote
"Oh, indeed there is a tie between Iraq and what happened on 9/11. It’s not that Saddam Hussein was somehow himself and his regime involved in 9/11, but, if you think about what caused 9/11, it is the rise of ideologies of hatred that lead people to drive airplanes into buildings in New York."

You see the first quote contains the exact words she said, nothing added, noting moved around, just quite a bit left out. Makes a big difference doesn't it?

I don't like holes in my information and news, I like to read the complete story.
Blogs allow me that. Oh it's true that some are biased and they too can slant things, but like Ed Morrisey's statement on the header of Captain's Quarters says, "Thus Every Blogger In His Kind, Is Bit By Him Who Comes Behind", you play too fast and loose and you WILL get called on it. The Blogsphere has some highly effective negative feedback mechanisms for those who distort the truth.

I started REALLY reading , as I read I would think, "I sure would like to try my hand at this, but with work and READING other blogs, I just don't have the time." Then one day I noticed something.

I was not only reading blogs, I was doing a fair bit of commentingon blogs, just on other people's Blogs.

I think it was when I did a google search and discovered that no one was really using the Title

Committees Of Correspondence

that I made my mind up.

I started this Free Angelfire Blog, but I also purchased/leased the domain, when I get a better handle on how to do all this stuff I will transition to it, for as I wrote on the holding page there, it is my Belief that the Blogs are the
Committees Of Correspondence of the 21st Century.

I also believe we are today, at a Cusp in History, quite like the Founding Fathers of the American Revolution found themselves.

Only this time the Conflict between the Forces of Totalitarian Control and the Forces of Freedom and Liberty are engaged in a struggle that is GLOBAL in nature.

We face the same opponent, the same detractors, these word of Patrick Henry are as true today as they were then

It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace-- but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!

People of the World I tell you this, Our brethren are already in the field! on the order of 5 to 10 million lay dead, slaughtered at the hands of the Jihadists, on the order of 50 million or more are displaced, driven from their homes by the Jihadists.

Why stand we here idle?

Listen! Through the Fog of War can you not hear the Trumpet Calling? Can you not hear the Sound of the Guns and through the Fog, can you not see the Emblem waving at the front of those advancing?

What is that Emblem? It holds the Battle Cry uttered by Gen. John Stark over 200 hundred years ago!

It says

"Live free or die,"

But those are not just Americans, falling to keep the Ensign untarnished they are a host of Nations. In the Coallition of the Willing and even Iraqis, Afghanistanis,and Iranians, not Allied but still dieing because they wish to be FREE.


Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 7:30 PM CDT
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Sunday, 7 August 2005
Many Thanks Captain!
Topic: Out of Flyover Land
Welcome Captain's Quarter's Readers.

If you have come here wondering what the Inspiration I provided was and are puzzled because you cannot find any posts referring to Matha Stewart?

It's because the Captain is referring to a comment I left on his site in.

Air America: Spitzer's Difference

"Holding the powerful accountable -- that sounds like what the media claims as its mission. The New York Sun and the New York Post do that, but the Paper of Record makes that mission conditional on whose power is in question."

Martha Stewart sold 4000 shares of stock for a bit under a 250,000. She was never convicted of Insider Trading she went to Prison for uttering a false statement to a Federal Agent,

You know that's peanuts compared to what Err America was up to and still is I might add
Posted by: Dan Kauffman at August 7, 2005 12:23 AM

But while my 15 seconds of glory lasts, if you look at anything here at all let me suggests browsing.

MoveOn Memes

Which holds my thoughts of how the labels we places on events models ur perceptions, those of others, and why we should stop using the labels of the Past.

Also a VERY welcome announcement to the Blogvers,
The Religious Policeman

A Saudi Arabian Blogger who has been absent for over a year is back! Living in England it seems where it is safer to blog frankly.

So once again thanks to a real gentleman and on of my Daily Reads, my First Read to tell the truth with my first (drinking it now ) cup of coffee.

Then why are you posting this so late in the day, Dan?

I woke nights and sleep days, What a nice surprise I woke to.

I now R a Slimy Mollusc! LOL

UPDATE And a VERY Hearty welcome to readers from

Janeane Garofalo for the rest of us

Tex the Pontificator

and last but of course not least



Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 6:47 PM CDT
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Saturday, 6 August 2005
Hiroshima, The Bomb, And Revisionist History
Topic: Out of Flyover Land
As I was reading the post in Weekend Pundit for August 6
whose title I have "borrowed", I found myself nodding my head, yes, truth, yes.

There has been a long running debate about the message the Japanese government sent to the US and their allies after the bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. Some believe that it was a poor translation of the message that led to the dropping of the second bomb on Nagasaki. But Rhodes brings up the point that even after the bombing of Nagasaki, the Japanese military had no intention of surrendering. This was confirmed by communications intercepts between the high command and lower level units. They had been preparing the Home Islands for an invasion, working to convert every Japanese civilian into kamikaze troops. But the Emperor intervened, something highly unusual. He ordered the military to surrender, knowing that if they did not submit Japan and its people were doomed.
If we had not dropped the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and had instead invaded the Home Islands, the death toll would have been in the many millions, with Allied troop deaths calculated as between 500,000 and 1,000,000 men. Millions of Japanese would be dead rather than a couple of hundred thousand from the two atomic bombs.
But none of that is relevant to the revisionists. All they know is that we were wrong to drop the bombs. Never mind that we could have just as easily fire-bombed those cities instead with the death toll no different. The firebombing of Tokyo on the night of March 9, 1945, almost 5 months before Hiroshima, killed 150,000 Japanese in the city. That's more than died in Hiroshima. But we don't revise the history of that bombing raid, do we?

My own thoughts exactly and in some part prompted by the History of the Invasion of Saipan. I recall the first time I read accounts of that Battle. I was stunned. I looked at the pages of the book and my mind leaped to what would have been the near Future for the men whose stories I was reading and I thought.

No WONDER Truman chose to Drop the Bomb.

I left a comment on this on Weekend Pundit, here I will repeat and expound upon it.

"Millions of Japanese would be dead rather than a couple of hundred thousand from the two atomic bomb"

Those who doubt this have never studied the record of the Invasion of Saipan.

Due to the effects of propaganda by the Japanese Government, the Civilian Population and the Common Japanese were convinced, that they would be subjected to horrific, torturous, annihilation.

The Japanese Army, fought a mistaken, but what can only be described considering what they believed, heroic last ditch stand to buy time while many women and children jumped off the cliffs to their deaths,

An invasion of the Japanese Home Islands, had it followed the Saipan model, could have resulted in the Extinction of the Japanese as a Nation.

Consider the Horror the Peace Party faced, neither the Nation, nor the military would be deterred by massive death and destruction, for the Fire Bombing of Tokyo alone had resulted in far more devastation.

It was the fact that THIS destruction, was accomplished by the means of only two bombs that gave them the Courage to gain access to the Emperor, inform him of the Reality they faced, and get his Imperial Decree out to the People to Surrender without Resistance.

Nations have been defeated and Survived, Nations have been defeated and ceased to exist as Nations and their People have survived.

What they faced was neither of the above, but the almost certainty that the Japanese Race would cease to Exist.

One wonders what the Revisionist History of an alternate Timeline, where the Atomic Bombs were never dropped, would be.

Might the "Suicide of the Japanese People" have evolved into "The Senseless Slaughter of the Japanese??"

Might Future Historians in that Alternate History have claimed.

"Truman had it in his hands to drop the two devices in his possession, and shock the Japanese into surrender, but he chose not to, in order to ensure the Complete Destruction of the Japanese as People"?????


Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 10:26 PM CDT
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The Religious Policeman

Topic: Islamic Jihad
After an absence of about a Year!

I was going through my bookmarks and adding some of my favorite blogs to a blogroll and came to him and thought, it doesn't matter that he has taken a long leave of absence, the perspective of a man living in Saudi Arabia is VALUABLE.

Then when I went to his site to add him I discovered he had returned?

Back again
Here I am, back again, just like the proverbial bad coin.

Why? Well, in the last 12 months, events took me to the United Kingdom, where I was once schooled, and where I now work. I am much freer to post in safety, but it wouldn't have been very smart to do so the day after I arrived, so I've only just started up now. I will be returning to the Magic Kingdom from time to time, and so there will be gaps in my posting, which may or may not coincide with these intervals, just in case our heroic security forces are keeping track. As there are several thousand of us working here at any one time, and several hundred arriving or leaving each year, I am satisfied enough that I can maintain my anonymity.

I thought I'd got away from terrorist attacks but obviously that was a mistake. As someone with an obvious Asian appearance I feel a bit wary but that's not surprising. I think the British are starting to wake up to the "dark side" of Islam that we see so much in Saudi Arabia but is something new to them over here. Life as a moderate Muslim is getting increasingly difficult. Perhaps I should become a Christian, but where I come from they call that Apostasy and you get your head chopped off for it.

Thanks for all the comments in the meantime, which I'm always interested to read.


Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 8:40 AM CDT
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Friday, 5 August 2005
The Women of the WORLD Need US!
Topic: Islamic Jihad
Wow talk about Synchronicity.

When I read in


The Women of Iraq Need Us
The women of Iraq need our help now more than ever, as the Iraq Constitution is being drafted. It’s no secret that the state of women’s rights in the Arab/Muslim world is abysmal, but there is an historic opportunity now to begin setting things right by making sure the Iraq Constitution does not incorporate the repressive 12th century code of shari’a. The Middle Ground is fighting to get these issues noticed.

I almost wished I had named my earlier post yesterday

"The Women of Iran Need Us" instead of Submission

THEN the post I was planning to write about
Ayaan Hirsi Ali Could have been named
"The Women of Holland and Somalia, Need Us"

Quite some time ago before 9/11
I was aware
that someone could write

"The Women of Afghanistan Need Us"
I got that Idea from the
Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA)

Meena (1956-1987)
RAWA's martyred founder
If you are freedom-loving and anti-fundamentalist, you are with RAWA. Support and help us

I am also aware and have been for some time we could write.

"The Women in Malaysia Need Us"
From the Website of Sisters in Islam we read about their dismay
at the thought of Strict Shar'ai being imposed upon them instead of Secular Law.

Hudud in Terengganu - A Law to Protect Rapist
9 May 2002

The Hudud Bill drafted by the Terengganu state government
constitutes a gross violation of the principles of justice and equality in Islam.

For those of the opinion that Iraq, Afghanistan,Malaysia,Somalia, and Iran
are far away and none of our busines,
let me point out these issues now
hit VERY close to home.

"The Women of CANADA Need Us"

Islamic group against Ontario use of sharia law

Canadian Press

A Canadian Islamic group is trying to prevent the word shariah from being included in Ontario's Arbitration Act on the grounds it creates a "slippery slope" that blurs dangerously the lines between family and criminal law.

Currently, the law provides for voluntary faith-based arbitration, which allows Muslims, Jews and members of other faiths to use the guiding principles of their religion in settling private disputes such as divorce, custody issues and inheritances outside the court system.

But the Council on American-Islamic Relations Canada is worried that including the word shariah in the legislation would enshrine in law so-called shariah tribunals, which they say are a violation of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Critics of sharia tribunals say they permit Islamic jurisprudence to swell beyond the scope of family law, potentially exposing vulnerable groups, particularly women, to unjust treatment in the eyes of the Charter.

"They say women will be coerced and pressured and will be oppressed," said CAIR-CAN director Riad Saloojee.

"The differential treatment under Islamic law in certain circumstances will basically affect equality rights."

In addition to the Qur'an, shariah is based on the Hadith, a complementary collection of sayings, and the Sunnah, which are practices of Islam's founder, the Prophet Muhammad.

The scope of a traditional shariah tribunal is extensive and includes a canon of criminal law which, for the most part, is incompatible with the Charter, Saloojee said. The debate has polarized Canada's Muslim community, he added.

"There is enough by way of controversy in the Muslim house to make it interesting."

While CAIR-CAN supports faith-based arbitration as an alternative to litigation, Saloojee and others say safeguards are necessary to ensure that vulnerable groups, especially women, are not "coerced" into using the practice.

Ontario's Arbitration Act is mainly used for commercial arbitrations, where the parties are typically represented by lawyers who can protect their rights.

Those who want to take advantage of faith-based arbitration are typically less sophisticated and don't enjoy the same protection, Saloojee said.

"Many people feel very comfortable resolving their issues on faith-based principles," he said.

"If you were to give many (Muslims) a choice of resolving them in the legal system or resolving them quietly, quickly and according to faith-based principles they already believe in, and tend to expedite the process, they will do that."

Moderate Muslim cleric Ahmad Kutty, one of two Canadian imams who made headlines a year ago when they were kicked out of the U.S. on suspicions of terrorism, said he supports leaving shariah out of the act.

"Shariah is a loaded word; it includes all of the civil, criminal and other institutions associated with the Islamic legal system," Kutty said. "No one in his right mind would propose implementing this system of laws in Canada."

But Kutty said he still supports the concept of faith-based arbitration, so long as "sufficient safeguards and checks and balances" are in place to protect the rights of "those who are often vulnerable to exploitation."

Saloojee said the use of faith-based arbitration is on the rise for Canada's burgeoning Muslim community.

Islam is Canada's fastest growing religion, with 579,640 Muslims enumerated in the 2001 census, more than twice the number in 1991.

Some 61 per cent, or 352,500, live in Ontario.

As a result, the province has asked former attorney general Marion Boyd to conduct a review of the province's arbitration processes.

She is expected to deliver her recommendations in September, but said she has yet to decide whether to recommend using the word shariah to describe faith-based arbitration for Muslims.

"I haven't made up my mind yet," Boyd said. "I can tell you that CAIR-CAN is not the only group that has suggested that it is inappropriate to call this shariah."

Other groups, like the Institute of Islamic Law in Canada, have expressed support for the term shariah, Boyd said. The institute could not be reached for comment.

Cross Reference - Islamic Law in Canada

(Note the following will be active links on the website above)

Headline Index:


Politicians in Quebec Urge Against Shari?ah Law (Canada)


Shari?ah Law Proposal Supported by B?nai B?rith, Sparking Ire of Islamic and Jewish Feminists (Canada)


Ontario Muslims Should Be Allowed to Use Shari'ah Law for Civil Disputes, Report Says (Canada)


CAIR-Canada Says Use of "Sharia" Law Creates "Slippery Slope," Muslims Divided Over Issue (Canada)


Concerns Continue Over Oppression of Women in Islamic Law Courts (Canada)


Islamic Law Courts Test Boundaries of Tolerance in Canadian Society (Canada)


Ontario Government to Review Plans for Use of Shari'a Law (Canada)


Women Speak Out Against Approval of Shari'a Law Tribunals (Canada)


Group Fights Islamic Law in Canada, Citing Infringment of Women's Rights (Canada)


Law Provision Allows for Use of Islamic Law Courts to Settle Civil Disputes (Canada)


Opinion: Islamic Tribunals Would Decrease Burden on Judicial System and Save Tax Dollars (Canada)


Canadian Muslims Able to Use Shari'a Law in Civil Disputes (Canada)


Editorial: All Canadians Should Abide By Same Laws (Canada)


Muslim Leaders Elect Council to Establish Shari'a Judicial Court (Canada)

First They Came for the Jews

First they came for the Jews
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for the Communists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for me
and there was no one left
to speak out for me.

Pastor Martin Niemoller


they come for Muslim Women
are you going to


Or just wait for them to come for


Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 11:47 PM CDT
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Updated: Sunday, 3 June 2007 6:24 AM CDT
Topic: Islamic Jihad

Is the title of the Theo Van Gogh Movie which cost him his life, from a script written by

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

who is now in hiding with a Death Fatwa on her head.
If you want to see what the controversy was all about you may view it

Or through the website of the Author

To Ayaan Hirsi Ali's Submission

Another Link on the Ayaan Hirsi Ali Blog

Behind the Quran Curtain there are other Women who refuse to Submit.

Their Stories are not known or remembered beyond the Veil of Subjection.

Woman immolates self to avoid return to Iran jail
Tehran, Iran, Jul. 26 ? A 30-year-old woman set herself on fire outside a justice department office in southern Iran on Monday evening, eye-witnesses reported.

The unidentified woman was on temporary parole from prison in the southern city of Marvdasht and had gone to the justice department to request an extension of her prison leave. When her application was rejected, she attempted to commit suicide by setting herself on fire. She is reportedly in critical condition.

A Marvdasht resident reached by telephone said it was rumored in town that the woman had been brutally treated by prison guards.

Prison conditions in Iran have become the focus of international concern after the publication of a report by an internal investigative body of Iran?s judiciary. The report discovered serious cases of torture, solitary confinement, long-term detention without trial, and other abuses.

Iran police arrest women for ?un-Islamic? dress
Tehran, Iran, Jul. 31 ? Iran has deployed squads of women-only vice police in a new crackdown on ?un-Islamic? dress.

Eight women were arrested in the northern province of Gilan as part of a new clamp-down on ?social corruption?, the semi-official Jomhouri Islami reported on Sunday.

?The women were arrested for disrespecting Islamic virtues and for having repulsive and immoral attire?, the hard-line daily added.

The daily added that women police officers in patrols belonging to the Directorate to Fight Social Corruption were roaming the streets to find women violating the stringent dress code and ?to fight public displays of corruption and mal-veiling?.

Kurdish women?s rights activist arrested in Iran
Tehran, Iran, Aug. 04 ? A prominent women?s rights activist in Iranian Kurdistan was arrested during a gathering organised in protest against the murder of a young Kurd by Iran?s State Security Forces, a Persian-language website reported.

The website Rooz reported that Roya Toloui, the editor of Rassan, a monthly based in the Kurdish city of Sanandaj, was arrested after being summoned by the intelligence unit of the SSF on several occasions in the past few months on charges of ?disturbing the peace? and ?acting against national security?. She had also been accused of ?inciting ethnic division?.

Toloui?s monthly Rassan had so far published three issues all of which mainly discussed the plight of female Kurds in Iran.

Born in 1966, Toloui holds a postgraduate degree in practical science and, with her husband, owns a medical laboratory in Sanandaj. She is a founding member of the Association of Kurdish Women in Favour of Peace in Kurdistan. She has a daughter and a son.

On several occasions, the authorities had warned Toloui not to carry out interviews with foreign radio stations.

Iran?s restive Kurdish population have been the victims of systematic oppression by the Iran?s clerical leadership since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.


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Thursday, 4 August 2005
State Supported Terrorism
Topic: Iran
Well it is now going to be impossible for any sane person to claim Iran is not supporting terrorism.

However the World has no severe lack of insane People does it?

I wonder how they will distort reality to claim this is Really the result of a Neo-Con plot?

Iranian hardline weekly seeks 'martyrs' Wed. 3 Aug 2005

An advertisement appeared in a conservative-radical Iranian weekly Wednesday seeking people to register for "martyrdom seeking operations" against Islam's foes.

"Central command of martyrdom lovers is to prepare one division from every province among the martyrdom seekers to receive specialized training, making them ready against the enemies of Islam and the sacred regime of the Islamic republic," the advertisement in Parto Shokhan (Light of speech) read.

Parto Shokhan is published by an institute run by one of Islamic republic's most ultra-conservative ideologues, Ayatollah Mohammad Taghi Mesbah Yazdi.

The advertisement, decorated with pictures of Iranians soldiers, who conducted such operations against Iraq during their eight years of war, begins with a quote from Iran's all-powerful Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei saying: "Martyrdom seeking operations are the zenith of greatness of a nation and also zenith of its epic."

All the would-be volunteers have to do is send their photo, the accompanying form and a copy of a birth certificate, to a post office box with no address.

The advertisement was published on the same day Iran's new hardline President Mahmood Ahmadinejad, who benefited from ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi's support during his campaign, took office.

According to the institute's website, operating from Iran's clerical capital, Qom, Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi was appointed as the head of the institute by Khamenei.

The institute is a kind of a seminary school which not only persues Islamic researches, but also sends students abroad and teaches Islamic teachings to Iran's volunteer militia, the Basij.

It is not the first time hardline Iranians have called upon volunteers to register for suicide missions.

However, the Iranian foreign ministry has repeatedly denied that these people and their actions are officially supported by the regime.

A few months ago, a ceremony was held by a group calling themselves "Esteshhadion" (martyrdom seekers) to honor the Palestinian women suicide bombers.

A billboard size photo of the women has been posted on a tall building in a busy intersection in central Tehran.

"I love my son, but I love martyrdom more," the main sentence on the mural reads, underneath a picture of one of the women carrying her son in one arm and a machine gun in the other.


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The Hidden News Behind The Quran Curtain
Topic: Iran
Iran Revolutionary Guards’ brutality against Kurds backfires Wed. 3 Aug 200

Tehran, Iran, Aug. 03 – On Tuesday, July 26, plainclothes agents from the intelligence directorate of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps took 18 detained Kurdish men from the restive towns of Baneh and Marivan to a barren location and, after a violent rough-up, forced them to strip naked and walk back to their towns.

The Revolutionary Guards were trying to intimidate young people in this restive area of western Iran into silence after days of anti-government protests that have spread to several towns and cities. But the brutality and humiliation inflicted on the Kurds have only inflamed an already tense situation.

The day after the 18 men were beaten and stranded, angry Kurds seeking revenge attacked police patrols in the region killing five agents of Iran’s State Security Forces.

Tensions have increased dramatically in the area since the events of July 26 and there have been several other violent attacks on agents of the SSF in recent days.

In a bid to contain the situation, the local authorities claimed this week that the perpetrators of the crime were Kurdish dissidents posing as Revolutionary Guards, who wanted to “incite people against the Islamic Republic”. As could be expected, the belated attempt to calm down the anger of local Kurds has not been successful and anti-government protests are continuing in different parts of the region.

Let me see if I get this straight, Terrorize the People and if that does NOT work, blame it on Sinister Western Influence.

Iran police fire on Kurdish protesters from chopper Wed. 3 Aug 2005

Tehran, Iran, Aug. 03 – Iran’s State Security forces opened lethal fire on protesters in the western town of Saqqez from a military helicopter on Wednesday, eye-witnesses reported.

Anti-government protesters set fire to the town’s principal prayer hall and vehicles belonging to the police on Wednesday morning. Various government buildings including the governor’s office were also attacked and the commander of State Security Forces was beaten by protesters. A government agency, Bonyad Panzdah Khordad, was completely ransacked.

Witnesses reported that women took part in great numbers during today’s clashes with the security forces. One witness described how several women attacked policemen who had detained a teenage boy and freed him.

In Hahlou Square, protesters chanted “Down with Khamenei”, referring to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

In an attempt to contain the unrest, agents of the SSF opened fire on protesters. There were reports of several people being killed by SSF gunfire. By early afternoon, at least 30 people had been arrested.

Today’s unrest in Saqqez started at Oqab Square just before noon as hundreds of protesters attacked a local Bassij post with sticks and stones. The Bassij are paramilitary Islamic vigilantes loyal to the Supreme Leader.

The latest clashes come in the wake of a series of protests that have swept Kurdish towns and cities in Iran for the past weeks. Dozens of protesters have been injured or arrested by government troops in several towns.

11 die in northwest Iran clashes Wed. 3 Aug 2005

– Heavy clashes which broke out between protesters and State Security Forces on Wednesday in the Kurdish town of Saqqez, northwest Iran, have claimed 11 lives, according to Kurdish sources.

Witnesses reported that agents of the SSF fired lethal rounds on protesters from helicopters in the air.

Kurdish groups have announced the names of four of the dead as Mohammad Shariati, head of a local school; Farzad Mohammadi, Student; Abbass Ramazanzadeh, 55 years old, and Shakeri.

Iran’s state-run media and officials have confirmed extensive clashes in the western regions of the country. The state-run news agency ILNA reported on Wednesday that provincial governors of Kurdistan and West Azerbaijan, deputy chiefs of security in the Interior and Intelligence Ministries, deputy commander of Iran’s State Security Forces, and Majlis deputies from the area met to discuss ways of dealing with the worsening situation.

Kazem Jalali, a member of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, told ILNA that participants in the meeting had determined that there should be “a higher level of security” imposed on the area to prevent unrest in Oshnavieh and Mahabad from spreading to other areas.

The state-owned Sharq newspaper reported on Wednesday that a group of Majlis deputies from Kurdistan and West Azerbaijan provinces had demanded that the Interior Minister “adopt measures to prevent the killing of innocent people in Mahabad, Sardasht and Piranshahr”. Their letter was read out during the Majlis session.

Anti-government protesters in Saqqez set fire to the town’s principal prayer hall and vehicles belonging to the police on Wednesday morning. Various government buildings including the governor’s office were also attacked and the commander of State Security Forces was beaten by protesters. A government agency, Bonyad Panzdah Khordad, was completely ransacked.

Witnesses reported that women took part in great numbers during today’s clashes with the security forces. One witness described how several women attacked policemen who had detained a teenage boy and freed him.

The latest clashes come in the wake of a series of protests that have swept Kurdish towns and cities in Iran for the past weeks. Dozens of protesters have been injured or arrested by government troops in several towns.

The Next time you hear someone say, "But what if Iraq turns into another Iran, Ask them if they KNOW anything about what is actually going OB in Iran.


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Updated: Sunday, 3 June 2007 6:22 AM CDT
Wednesday, 3 August 2005
MoveOn Memes
Topic: Out of Flyover Land
At times it appears to me that the Conservative/Libertarian/Right Cause has forfeited the Paradigm Wars to the Left.

Maybe that is too harsh, but we have at times left ourselves at a Tactical and Strategic disadvantage by adopting the Memes of the Left, through Intellectual Laziness.

Air America has been, not in the Exempt Media, but in the Blogverse News lately.

Here are some examples of what I mean.

My friend Buster Block over at InMuscatine uses a nice Fresh 21st Century Paradigm in his post "What Did (Dead)Air America Know..."

(Dead)Air, has a nice ring to it, concise, rolls off the tongue well and TO THE POINT.

Now his Link to Michele Malkin I do NOT like

Michelle Malkin | AIR ENRON

Paradigms like Air Enron or Something-Gate bother me.

No matter what the issue, no matter how severe the Consequences when you use the Language of the Left we surrender to them the field advantage.

If we say Rathergate? They can smugly remind themselves of Watergate. Air Enron brings to mind the original Enron. Yeah Right! Like Enron suddenly went putrid on Bush's watch and was a respectable honest and a without blemish entity during the Clinton Years?

The truth does not matter. Vietnam started by one Democratic President, enlarged to its greatest extent under another Democratic President, became
Mr Nixon's War a Republican Presidents fault.

This meme is so ingrained in the American Psyche that it was Seared , mind you SEARED in the mind(?) of John Kerry that he was in Cambodia on Christmas Eve of 1968 while the President (Who else COULD it be but Nixon, no one even thinks or questions that assumption) was lying to the American People about the Truth.

Only thing was Mr Nixon did not BECOME President until Jan 20, 1969.

See how easy it is for Truth to be lost in Paradigm?

So NOT RatherGate, but rather Baghdad Dan Rather of the CBS Information Ministry.

Ignore the Lies of the Infidel Bloggers!
I have it on the highest authority that the documents are correct!
God Willing, our documents shall roast the stomachs of the pig Republicans
with their Authenticity

Not Air Enron. But Baghdad Al Frankin of the
Liberal Information Ministry.

"Air America is the highest rated program in the history of radio! It is broadcast around the world to an audience of billions! You are telling lies! Listen for yourself! Rush Limbaugh is committing suicide after hearing of the success of the mighty Al Franken!"

(What's that? What do you mean, 'Your paycheck didn't clear the bank?' Lies, all lies! Call the arrogant american bank and demand an explanation!)

Blatant biased reporting where the news seems to have been "created" for effect can become a "Rather"

Not MemoGate but MemoRather.

Get the picture?

Do NOT use THEIR Paradigms or Memes!

See? Even the Title "What Did (Dead)Air America Know..." Harks back to "What did he know and when did he know it"

Create NEW 21st Century ones that hits them square between the eyes!

So if YOU have a good idea for New Paradigms?

LEAVE A COMMENT! Share it with the rest of us.

Did I mention, I REALLY like (Dead)Air America?

UPDATE Strategic Plans by the Left like Teddy Kennedy's to Cut and Run and leave the Iraqis to swing in the breeze can be called,



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