Monday, February 06, 2012

Time 2 Escape WIFLI for Sunday, Feb 5, 2012

It was a great Superbowl today. I enjoyed it, though I never picked which team I wanted to win or thought would win. Even with the last play of the game, the hail Mary into the end zone, I didn't care if it won the game or not. The good news is, the two teams did care about the outcome of that play. If they didn't, if they felt like I did, it never would have been much of a game to begin with.

At any rate, the game helped to take our minds off all that is going on in the world for a little while. Again, to start out with, you're being offered the opportunity to see what is going on with Iran lately, and what it may mean to the world in a very short amount of time. The possibilities of what could happen because of Iran's latest actions are numerous, and it could have a drastic affect on our lives. Let's just hope that things don't come to a climactic end like Superbowl XLVI (46) had. And we should hope that our government doesn't wait until it will take a Hail Mary to keep us safe.

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The News Stories:

Israel, U.S. divided over timing of Iran strike
'Significant analytic difference' over how close Tehran is to shielding from attack
From Bloomberg ~ via ~ By Nicole Gaouette and Jonathan Ferziger - Feb 3, 2012 3:21 PM CT

The U.S. and Israel are publicly disagreeing over timing for a potential attack on Iran’s disputed nuclear facilities, as that nation’s leader said it won’t back down.

The U.S. and Israel have a “significant analytic difference” over estimates of how close Iran is to shielding its nuclear program from attack, Aaron David Miller, a former Mideast peace negotiator in the Clinton administration, said today.

“There’s a growing concern -- more than a concern -- that the Israelis, in order to protect themselves, might launch a strike without approval, warning or even foreknowledge,” he said in an interview.

The differing views were underscored by public comments this week by senior Israeli and U.S. defense officials.


Iran Segment, with Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN)

From Fox News Channel - Sunday, Feb 5, 2012

Did Iran bribe China to torpedo U.N. vote?
Reported oil deal helps mask Islamist violence in Syria
From ~ By Aaron Klein ~ Published Feb 4, 2012

JERUSALEM – According to a senior Egyptian security official speaking to WND, Iran offered China a deal to purchase oil at a cheaper price in exchange for vetoing a U.N. resolution today that called on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to resign.

Assad’s regime has been facing a violent insurgency. The Syrian president’s security forces were accused of a massacre today shelling the insurgent stronghold of Homs, reportedly the bloodiest single day in the 11-month uprising.

Syrian officials, however, say well-armed Islamic extremists have been shooting at their forces and deliberately drawing retaliatory fire into civilian populations.

Russia and China torpedoed today’s resolution at the U.N. Security Council that endorsed an Arab League plan for Assad to hand power to a deputy to make way for a transition towards democracy.


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Columnists and Their Commentaries:

Net data collection: Be very afraid!
Exclusive: Patrice Lewis figures her 'government dossier must be getting longer by the day'
From WND Commentary ~ By Patrice Lewis ~ Published Feb 3, 2012

It was the tweet heard round the world. A young British couple on their way to America to sightsee tweeted to some friends that they were going to “destroy” America. Destroy in current British slang means party.

And for that unpardonable breech of etiquette, the couple was arrested, jailed, deported and banned from visiting our diverse and tolerant nation.

It doesn’t matter that our borders are porous and our elected officials ignore millions of undocumented aliens. It doesn’t matter that we have untold numbers of enemies in this country who have sworn (and sometimes carried out) death and destruction, and whose threats we disregard in the name of tolerance and diversity. But let a couple of kids tell their friends their intent to party in America and they’re sent packing. I’ll bet we taught them a lesson, by jingo.

When my husband first told me about this British couple, my question was, “How did the tweet come to the attention of the feds? Did one of their friends turn them in?”


First, They Came for the Catholics
The Obama administration is breaking with a compact that dates back to the Founding.
From National Review Online ~ via ~ By Michelle Malkin ~ Feb 1, 2012 12:00 A.M.

President Obama and his radical-feminist enforcers have had it in for Catholic medical providers from the get-go. It’s about time all people of faith fought back against this unprecedented encroachment on religious liberty. First, they came for the Catholics. Who’s next?

This weekend, Catholic bishops informed parishioners of the recent White House edict forcing religious hospitals, schools, charities, and other health and social-service providers to provide “free” abortifacient pills, sterilizations, and contraception on demand in their insurance plans — even if it violates their moral consciences and the teachings of their churches.

NARAL, NOW, Ms. magazine, and the Feminist Majority Foundation all cheered the administration’s abuse of the Obamacare law to ram abortion down pro-life medical professionals’ throats. Femme dinosaur Eleanor Smeal gloated over the news that the administration had rejected church officials’ pleas for compromises: “At last,” she exulted, the Left’s goal of “no-cost birth control” for all had been achieved.


The target is Obama!
From ~ By Henry Lamb ~ January 29, 2012

Many people are convinced that this President has done more to destroy the United States in three years than all the other presidents combined. The only hope of preventing another four years of even more drastic destructive policies is the election of one of the four remaining Republican candidates. The two frontrunners are using their time and resources, even on national television where they can be seen by the public, arguing over whether Newt's consulting contract with Freddie Mac is "lobbying," or whether Mitt is a moderate. Wake up gentlemen; the target is Obama!

There are only a few fleeting months before people will go to the polls to choose America's next leader. The candidates should not waste a moment trying to tear each other down. The target is Obama. People need to know about his destructive policies and how they are destroying America.

They need to know that Obama speaks in a highly specialized language of deceit and misdirection. For example, his EPA has been studying the Keystone Pipeline project for three years. It could have been approved at least two years ago, or rejected, were identified and documented flaws found. But no, Obama decided to put off a decision until after the 2012 election in an effort to appease both his environmental and union friends. This action blocked as many as 20,000 well-paying private-sector jobs that could begin immediately, and produce another 100,000 jobs as the pipeline began operation.

This action follows months of Obama telling the American people that his first priority is jobs, jobs, jobs.


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From the Blogs:

The vision inside
From The Daily Motivator ~ By Ralph Marston ~ Saturday, Feb 4, 2012

Achievement flows from the inside out. To experience an exceptional life on the outside, you must nurture exceptionally positive values on the inside.

You cannot be angry, resentful, envious or cynical on the inside and expect to achieve anything of value. No matter where you might attempt to direct it, your negativity hurts you more than anyone else.

The great thing is, you can experience an outstanding life if you will constantly and persistently envision an outstanding life. That positive vision will itself drive your actions to ensure its own fulfillment.

There is great and unique beauty living within you. Connect with it, acknowledge it, express it and watch as your actions create corresponding beauty in the world around you.


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