Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Birthday 2010

Barbara

In Honor of Madame Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Birthday.

Women’s Rights Are Human Rights by Hillary Clinton Beijing, China: 5 September 1995
Mrs. Mongella, Under Secretary Kittani, distinguished delegates and guests:

I would like to thank the Secretary General of the United Nations for inviting me to be part of the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women. This is truly a celebration – a celebration of the contributions women make in every aspect of life: in the home, on the job, in their communities, as mothers, wives, sisters, daughters, learners, workers, citizens and leaders.It is also a coming together, much the way women come together every day in every country.

We come together in fields and in factories. In village markets and supermarkets. In living rooms and board rooms.
 

Whether it is while playing with our children in the park, or washing clothes in a river, or taking a break at the office water cooler, we come together and talk about our aspirations and concerns. And time and again, our talk turns to our children and our families. However different we may be, there is far more that unites us than divides us. We share a common future. And we are here to find common ground so that we may help bring new dignity and respect to women and girls all over the world – and in so doing, bring new strength and stability to families as well. 

By gathering in Beijing, we are focusing world attention on issues that matter most in the lives of women and their families: access to education, health care, jobs and credit, the chance to enjoy basic legal and human rights and participate fully in the political life of their countries.

There are some who question the reason for this conference.

Let them listen to the voices of women in their homes, neighborhoods, and workplaces.

There are some who wonder whether the lives of women and girls matter to economic and political progress around the globe.
 

Let them look at the women gathered here and at Huairou – the homemakers, nurses, teachers, lawyers, policymakers, and women who run their own businesses.

It is conferences like this that compel governments and people everywhere to listen, look and face the world’s most pressing problems.
 

Wasn’t it after the women’s conference in Nairobi ten years ago that the world focused for the first time on the crisis of domestic violence?

Earlier today, I participated in a World Health Organization forum, where government officials, NGOs, and individual citizens are working on ways to address the health problems of women and girls.

Tomorrow, I will attend a gathering of the United Nations Development Fund for Women. There, the discussion will focus on local – and highly successful – programs that give hard-working women access to credit so they can improve their own lives and the lives of their families.

What we are learning around the world is that if women are healthy and educated, their families will flourish. If women are free from violence, their families will flourish. If women have a chance to work and earn as full and equal partners in society, their families will flourish.
 

And when families flourish, communities and nations will flourish.

That is why every woman, every man, every child, every family, and every nation on our planet has a stake in the discussion that takes place here.

 Over the past 25 years, I have worked persistently on issues relating to women, children and families. Over the past two-and-a-half years, I have had the opportunity to learn more about the challenges facing women in my own country and around the world.

I have met new mothers in Jojakarta, Indonesia, who come together regularly in their village to discuss nutrition, family planning, and baby care.

I have met working parents in Denmark who talk about the comfort they feel in knowing that their children can be cared for in creative, safe, and nurturing after-school centers.
 

I have met women in South Africa who helped lead the struggle to end apartheid and are now helping build a new democracy.

I have met with the leading women of the Western Hemisphere who are working every day to promote literacy and better health care for the children of their countries.

I have met women in India and Bangladesh who are taking out small loans to buy milk cows, rickshaws, thread and other materials to create a livelihood for themselves and their families.
 

I have met doctors and nurses in Belarus and Ukraine who are trying to keep children alive in the aftermath of Chernobyl.

The great challenge of this Conference is to give voice to women everywhere whose experiences go unnoticed, whose words go unheard.
 

Women comprise more than half the world’s population. Women are 70% percent of the world’s poor, and two-thirds of those who are not taught to read and write.

Women are the primary caretakers for most of the world’s children and elderly. Yet much of the work we do is not valued – not by economists, not by historians, not by popular culture, not by government leaders.
 

At this very moment, as we sit here, women around the world are giving birth, raising children, cooking meals, washing clothes, cleaning houses, planting crops, working on assembly lines, running companies, and running countries.

Women also are dying from diseases that should have been prevented or treated; they are watching their children succumb to malnutrition caused by poverty and economic deprivation; they are being denied the right to go to school by their own fathers and brothers; they are being forced into prostitution, and they are being barred from the bank lending office and banned from the ballot box.
 

Those of us who have the opportunity to be here have the responsibility to speak for those who could not.

As an American, I want to speak up for women in my own country – women who are raising children on the minimum wage, women who can’t afford health care or child care, women whose lives are threatened by violence, including violence in their own homes.
 

I want to speak up for mothers who are fighting for good schools, safe neighborhoods, clean air and clean airwaves; for older women, some of them widows, who have raised their families and now find that their skills and life experiences are not valued in the workplace; for women who are working all night as nurses, hotel clerks, and fast food cooks so that they can be at home during the day with their kids; and for women everywhere who simply don’t have time to do everything they are called upon to do each day.

Speaking to you today, I speak for them, just as each of us speaks for women around the world who are denied the chance to go to school, or see a doctor, or own property, or have a say about the direction of their lives, simply because they are women. The truth is that most women around the world work both inside and outside the home, usually by necessity.
 

We need to understand that there is no formula for how women should lead their lives. That is why we must respect the choices that each woman makes for herself and her family. Every woman deserves the chance to realize her God-given potential.

We also must recognize that women will never gain full dignity until their human rights are respected and protected.
 

Our goals for this Conference, to strengthen families and societies by empowering women to take greater control over their own destinies, cannot be fully achieved unless all governments – here and around the world – accept their responsibility to protect and promote internationally recognized human rights.

The international community has long acknowledged – and recently affirmed at Vienna – that both women and men are entitled to a range of protections and personal freedoms, from the right of personal security to the right to determine freely the number and spacing of the children they bear.
 

No one should be forced to remain silent for fear of religious or political persecution, arrest, abuse or torture.

Tragically, women are most often the ones whose human rights are violated.

 Even in the late 20th century, the rape of women continues to be used as an instrument of armed conflict. Women and children make up a large majority of the world’s refugees. When women are excluded from the political process, they become even more vulnerable to abuse.

I believe that, on the eve of a new millennium, it is time to break our silence. It is time for us to say here in Beijing, and the world to hear, that it is no longer acceptable to discuss women’s rights as separate from human rights.
 

These abuses have continued because, for too long, the history of women has been a history of silence. Even today, there are those who are trying to silence our words.

The voices of this conference and of the women at Huairou must be heard loud and clear: It is a violation of human rights when babies are denied food, or drowned, or suffocated, or their spines broken, simply because they are born girls.
 

It is a violation of human rights when women and girls are sold into the slavery of prostitution.

It is a violation of human rights when women are doused with gasoline, set on fire and burned to death because their marriage dowries are deemed too small.

It is a violation of human rights when individual women are raped in their own communities and when thousands of women are subjected to rape as a tactic or prize of war.
 

It is a violation of human rights when a leading cause of death worldwide among women ages 14 to 44 is the violence they are subjected to in their own homes.

It is a violation of human rights when young girls are brutalized by the painful and degrading practice of genital mutilation.

It is a violation of human rights when women are denied the right to plan their own families, and that includes being forced to have abortions or being sterilized against their will.
 

If there is one message that echoes forth from this conference, it is that human rights are women’s rights – and women’s rights are human rights. Let us not forget that among those rights are the right to speak freely – and the right to be heard.

Women must enjoy the right to participate fully in the social and political lives of their countries if we want freedom and democracy to thrive and endure.

It is indefensible that many women in nongovernmental organizations who wished to participate in this conference have not been able to attend – or have been prohibited from fully taking part.

Let me be clear. Freedom means the right of people to assemble, organize, and debate openly. It means respecting the views of those who may disagree with the views of their governments. It means not taking citizens away from their loved ones and jailing them, mistreating them, or denying them their freedom or dignity because of the peaceful expression of their ideas and opinions.

In my country, we recently celebrated the 75th anniversary of women’s suffrage. It took 150 years after the signing of our Declaration of Independence for women to win the right to vote.

It took 72 years of organized struggle on the part of many courageous women and men. It was one of America’s most divisive philosophical wars. But it was also a bloodless war. Suffrage was achieved without a shot being fired.

We have also been reminded, in V-1 Day observances last weekend, of the good that comes when men and women join together to combat the forces of tyranny and build a better world.

We have seen peace prevail in most places for a half century. We have avoided another world war.

But we have not solved older, deeply-rooted problems that continue to diminish the potential of half the world’s population.

Now it is time to act on behalf of women everywhere. If we take bold steps to better the lives of women, we will be taking bold steps to better the lives of children and families too.

Families rely on mothers and wives for emotional support and care; families rely on women for labor in the home; and increasingly, families rely on women for income needed to raise healthy children and care for other relatives.

As long as discrimination and inequities remain so commonplace around the world – as long as girls and women are valued less, fed less, fed last, overworked, underpaid, not schooled and subjected to violence in and out of their homes – the potential of the human family to create a peaceful, prosperous world will not be realized.

Let this Conference be our – and the world’s – call to action.

And let us heed the call so that we can create a world in which every woman is treated with respect and dignity, every boy and girl is loved and cared for equally, and every family has the hope of a strong and stable future.

Thank you very much.
God’s blessings on you, your work and all who will benefit from it.
Hillary Clinton.

Thank you Hillary and Happy Birthday

Dem’s secret tax plan for Nov. 3rd.

BettyJean Kling

This is very important–a MUST READ! H. R. 4646, a colleague of mine Daniel Penisten sent this to my American Reform Blog this morning. Whatever you do flip this house and the Senate before we are taxed to the poor house! No wonder they put off the Bush tax cut talk until after the mid terms – they have quite a few surprises in store for us.

I have gone into THOMAS (Library of Congress) and printed out and read all 15 pages of this bill which has been given the “Short Title” of “Debt Free America Act.” It is the most socialistic thing I have ever read. Just think, if you deposit $5,000.00 into your checking account or savings account the bank has to take out 1% or $50.00 of that money and send it to Washington . Then, any checks or cash you take out of your bank they will deduct 1% from what is still in the bank and send it to Washington .



This bill, spells it out that everyone will pay the Government 1% of their gross income. Page 9 states the House and Senate shall convene not later than November 23, 2010 and Page 11 states the vote on passage shall occur not later than December 23, 2010. SEND THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW AND EVERYONE NEEDS TO CONTACT THEIR CONGRESSMAN AND SENATOR AND TELL THEM TO VOTE NO ON THIS BILL.

If you don’t know who your Congressman or Senator is, go to Google, type in “(your state) Congressman email address”. When it comes up, click on “Complete E-mail address for Congress/House, Senate, Governors and get both e-mail and FAX info.

The bill is HR-4646 introduced by US Rep Peter DeFazio Dem-Oregon and US Senator Tom Harkin Dem-Iowa. It is now in committee and will probably not be brought out until after the Nov. elections. Suggest that you pass this along and also to your state senator and representative and US Congressman and Senators.

One percent transaction tax is proposed President Barack Hussien Obama’s finance team is recommending a transaction tax. His plan is to sneak it in after the November election to keep it under the radar. This is a 1% tax on all transactions at any financial institution i. e. Banks, Credit Unions, etc..

Any deposit you make, or move around within your account, i.e. transfer to, will have a 1% tax charged. If your pay check or your social Security or whatever is direct deposit, 1% tax charged. If you hand carry a check in to deposit, 1% tax charged, If you take cash in to deposit, 1% tax charged.

This is from the man….. who promised that if you make under $250,000 per year, you will not see one penny of new tax.
MR CHANGE HIMSELF….. OW YA LIKE HIM NOW….!!!

Keep your eyes and ears open, you will be amazed at what you learn.

Some will say aw it’s just 1%… remember once the tax is there they can raise it at will.
November 2010…..VOTE!!!!!

Mind of a Rapist: Trying to Bridge a Gap between a Small Self and a Big Man

“I was in control for the first time of my life. I just felt like I had a little more power for once.”

“It could have been anyone. It could have been a guy. I was just mad.”

The first quote comes from Cary Stayner, who raped and murdered three young women in Yosemite. The second is from David Burpee, who raped a 17-year-old after having a fight with his girlfriend over getting fired.

Different rapists have different motives. These two are characteristic of the “Walter Mitty” type.

Walter Mitty is a fictional character. He’s an ordinary, ineffectual man who tries to bridge the gap between who he is and who he wants to be by imagining himself in situations of grandeur: a wartime pilot, an ER surgeon, a killer.

Walter Mitty rapists do something similar. They see themselves as less than the “big man” they yearn to be. And they have limited notions of what men are. To them, masculinity means power, dominance, aggression, violence, virility. They use rape to bridge the gap between their sorry selves and the dominant men they seek to be, whether it’s not-so-powerful Cary Stayner or David Burpee getting a tongue lashing from his girlfriend because he can’t hold down a job.

I was reminded of the Walter Mitty rapist after the Yale frat-boy chants of “No means yes, yes means anal,” near the women’s dorms and the Women’s Center.

What’s the connection between rape-threatening frat boys and the Walter Mitty rapist? The intent is the same: both are trying to create personal identities as superior and “manly.” The process of achieving that goal is the same: expressing sexual dominance over women.  The degree of harm is the only difference.

But does rape really create superiority? The dehumanized act actually points in the opposite direction.

Georgia Platts

Voter Imposed Term Limits: Vote em Out, Vote em all Out

By BettyJean Kling

Please think this over before you cast your vote! For the first time you actually have a choice to vote for change and a chance to vote the bums from both sides out. Believe me these folks are two wings on the same vulture and they all gotta go!

Early Voting has begun and it is our job to get out and vote. I urge you to vote for change this time. Voting for any incumbents is voting for the STATUS QUO. I don’t care which party you vote for but voting for either the Republican or Democrat incumbent is not the answer to our recovery. It’s a vote for more of the same. By now you should have learned the tricks both parties play on their faithful—promise them anything but deliver nothing more than a party win. But the only real winners are the players just like in any game- the payoff is for the players – they get paid the big bucks we are just the spectators. Our only input is the big bucks they get paid to play.

The truth is both parties are to blame because we the people gave them too much unchecked power for far too long. They are corrupt. If we did not learn by watching this last 2 years what total control of all houses looks like in America and find it un-American you might as well stop reading right now. But if you love your country and want it to be the best it can be – then step up and throw the bums on both sides of the aisle out and vote out all incumbents wherever possible. Next election — we will take out the rest!

Harry Reid for example is the most powerful man in the Senate—look what he did with that power. He behaved like a dictator, trading him in for a Sharon Angle will replace that power broker with a Junior Senator with no real power to dictate change we don’t want against our will and we can easily get rid of her in 6 years before she can do any damage. Likewise with Raese in W. Va. or Toomey in Pa. for example. What we will be doing by voting against the machine is sending a message of who is boss! We will be taking the power back to the people. We will show them that WE can put them in and WE can take them out!

The following is a trailer of an upcoming film which shows what corruption from both brought us and why We the People must stand up and be counted this year and every year till we really clean out the swamp.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzrBurlJUNk

In 1992 I wrote The Patriot Plan: Voter Imposed Term Limits– ironic isn’t it that what I wrote 18 years ago is just as true today as it was then? It is so because we didn’t have as much opportunity to do it then but this year we have Tea Party Patriots and other newcomer Patriots running all over this country—Give them 2 years or 6 years – we have everything to gain. As I said we can put em in and we can take em out – that’s the message we need to send on November 2, 2010

BettyJean Downing [Kling] 1992
The Patriot Plan: Voter Imposed Term Limits
Vote em Out, Vote em all Out

The political idea of representation is based on the idea that some person or institution acts on behalf of the people, by re-presenting their beliefs, attitudes and perspectives. The big advantage of representative government is that it allows the citizens to have some influence on their rulers.

Nowhere does it nor should it imply a representative stay in office long enough to get powerful enough to overpower other politicians who were elected to represent their people. The idea then of seniority defeats the very purpose of a representative government.

To avoid this problem and ensure every elected official fully represents the constituency, we need term limits. They are not going to limit their own terms so we have to do it for them. I urge you to join me and vote against all incumbents, this will ensure these politicians will serve their constituents with equal weight and standing.

The Patriot Plan’s intent is to keep throwing them out till it just doesn’t pay for them to stay in the business of politics. Instead of voting for a candidate who intends to self serve, I am voting against candidates in order to enforce voter imposed term limits. The goal is to get rid of the R’s and the D’s and replace them with non partisan patriots who are not aspiring to choose politics as a lifetime career goal.

Just think what this will do for breaking the duopoly! You think the two parties will fight so hard to keep these seats to themselves once we ensure the career politician with lifetime perks aspect of public service obsolete? Just as two terms prevents dictatorship in a president, term limits prevents corruption on every level.

Arguing Republicans vs. Democrats is fruitless; we should be arguing term limits. Career politicians have opposed term limits on the grounds they need seniority to get their constituents a better deal. Their constituents, like them intend to deprive other citizens of the same level of representation. Sadly, selfishness begets selfishness and the continued corruption based on greed.

Our elected politicians are paid scandalous salaries and perks and still go out of their way to skim, steal and find other ways to feather their nests. How much is enough? In reality these money hungry politicians are protecting a corrupt political system that no longer serves the citizens as a whole and throws crumbs to local constituents.

It will take some time but if we begin to crack down on this gimmick- we can turn this country around. The Patriot Plan is designed to argue for voter imposed term limits to drive the charlatans out and make room for patriots who propose to serve in the true spirit of service.

Any other action results in the status quo, The Patriot Plan is a viable solution and one that every voter can participate in. We must throw the bums out from the lowest office to the highest. Unfortunately- corruption from the lowest office to the highest has continued unabated and all we do is bleat with the sheep? We belly ache but hold on to our own corrupt officials when there is something in it for us.

They have corrupted your vote with pork and if all else fails — with fear — and if you continue to fall for that, you not only condone it but are complicit.

Where have all the patriots gone? Many have scoffed at The Patriot Plan claiming it’s idealistic to believe folks will run if there is nothing in it for them. Not so, you only have to turn to our enlisted service people to find hundreds of thousands who serve our country at risk of life and limb for the sake of serving. Our national guard for example currently serves like full time soldiers without full time soldier benefits and they put their lives on the line for us! That is serving our country for the sake of serving selfishly.

The only message politicians understand is money and votes! The only power you have is your vote- Use it for change! Show them you really mean it — in your towns, your districts, your state and your country. Please do not neglect every opportunity to make changes that reach right up to the head of the problem regardless which party is in power. Neither party deserves our vote! Comparing and contrasting them just makes us game pieces in their game!

Voter imposed term limits! Vote em out – Vote em all out!

FEAR of Muslims on Airplanes: Are these fears justified?

Barbara

The Juan Williams statement that got him fired from NPR because CAIR was angry that Juan expressed his own fears about Muslims on airplanes got me thinking

Are these fears justified?

I have my own personal fears of flying justified by 35 years of hijacking, bombings, threats while employed by TWA.

So CAIR is angry at profiling Muslims at airports and people expressing their fears of traveling on airplanes with Muslims. I heard a CAIR member say “people wearing crosses and stars aren’t profiled” and I am thinking if people wearing crosses and stars were hijacking aircrafts then they should be profiled.

So I started researching Hijacking and Bombings of aircraft.

By the time my “field was full” on my phone I found not a one by “crosses and stars” ALL were by Muslims ( I will add the PC, “extremists” to satisfy those who need the disclaimer when ALL is used) So my dilemma was a “full field” of hijacking and bombings by the Religion that wants to be known for PEACE.

So I decided to make my personal point of why I am fearful of Muslims on my airplanes.

All of the incidents have involved me personally.

This is my way of saying to CAIR, “TOO damn bad your angry that people around the world fear Muslims on airplanes.

Muslims have been using airplanes to terrorize and murder for over 37 years”

September 8, 1974, a Boeing 707-331B (tail number N8734) operating as TWA Flight 841 took off from Ben Gurion International Airport, Tel Aviv en route to JFK International Airport, New York City. It was scheduled to land in Athens, followed by Rome, and then proceed to New York. After stopping for 68 minutes in Athens, it departed for Rome. About 30 minutes after takeoff, the plane crashed into the Ionian Sea. The out of control aircraft was observed by crew on the flight deck of Pan Am 110. They watched the aircraft execute a steep climb, the separation of an engine from the wing, and the death spiral. All 79 passengers and nine crew members were killed.

The National Transportation Safety Board determined that the plane was destroyed by a bomb hidden in the cargo hold, which caused structural failure resulting in uncontrollable flight.

Suspicion has fallen on ABU NIDAL and his Islamic terror organization.

“This was the FIRST known instance of a young Arab Muslim boarding an American plane in a suicide mission. predating the September 11 attacks by nearly three decades.

(This was also my first day as a TWA employee.)

In January 2009, the Associated Press published an investigation saying that Khalid Duhham Al-Jawary, responsible for the 1973 New York City bomb plot on the WTC as linked to the bombing of TWA Flight 841. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TWA_Flight_841_(1974

 June 14, 1985
 

TWA Flight 847 was an international Trans World Airlines flight which was hijacked by the Amal Movement, widely believed to be a nom de guerre for the Islamist Lebanese Shia group Hezbollah, on Friday morning, June 14, 1985, after originating in Cairo, Egypt and was flying from Athens, Greece to Rome, Italy, from where it was scheduled to travel on to London. The aircraft with its passengers and crew endured a three-day intercontinental ordeal during which one passenger, a U.S. Navy diver,Robert Stedham, was murdered. Dozens of passengers were then held hostage over the next two weeks, until released by their captors.

 Hijacking events

 Piloted by 58-year-old Captain John Testrake, the Boeing 727, tail number N64339 , departed at 10:10 am, carrying 153 passengers and crew, including flight engineer Benjamin C. Zimmermann,[3] co-pilot Philip G. Maresca, and flight attendant Uli Derickson.

It was commandeered shortly after takeoff by two German-speaking Lebanese men who had smuggled pistols and grenades through the Athens airport security. A third intended hijacker, Ali Atwa, had been bumped from the flight and was later arrested in Greece.

 To Beirut, then Algiers
The plane was diverted from airspace over Greece to the Middle East and made its first stop, for several hours, at the Beirut, Lebanon airport, where 19 passengers were allowed to leave in exchange for fuel. During this time, Lebanon was in the midst of a civil war, and Beirut was divided into sectors controlled by different militias.

 On Friday afternoon, the aircraft continued on to Algiers, Algeria in North Africa where 20 passengers were released during a five-hour stop, before heading back to Beirut Friday night.

 Back to Beirut
The Beirut International Airport, surrounded by a Shia neighborhood, had no perimeter security and nearby residents could simply drive onto the runway. During this stop, the hijackers identified an American Navy diver, Robert Stethem, among the passengers. They beat him, shot him in the right temple, and dumped his body out of the plane onto the tarmac. Seven American passengers, who were alleged to have Jewish-sounding surnames, were taken off the jet by Hezbollah and sequestered in Beirut.

 Algiers again, Beirut again
Nearly a dozen armed men joined the hijackers before the plane returned to Algiers on Saturday, June 15, where an additional 65 passengers were released. It returned to Beirut for a third time, landing on Sunday afternoon, June 16, and remained there.

The initial demands of the hijackers included: the release of all 766 mainly Lebanese Shias transferred to Israel in conjunction with Israel’s withdrawal from Lebanon; international condemnation of Israeli military activity in southern Lebanon; condemnation of U.S. actions in the Middle East; and condemnation of the March 8, 1985, car bombing in the Beirut suburb of Bir al Abed earlier that year. The Greek government released the accomplice Ali Atwa and in exchange the hijackers released eight Greek citizens, including Greek pop singer Demis Roussos.

By Monday afternoon, June 17, most of the hostages had been taken from the plane to a secure location. The 40 remaining hostages were held by Nabih Berri, the chief of the Amal militia and the then Minister of Justice in the fractured Lebanon cabinet. One of the hostages was released when he developed heart trouble. The other 39 remained captive until June 30, when they were driven to Syria. The hostages then boarded a U.S. Air Force plane and flew to West Germany. Over the next several weeks, Israel released over 700 Shia prisoners, while maintaining that the prisoners’ release was not related to the hijacking.

Aftermath
The iconic image of this hijacking was the photograph showing a hijacker holding a gun to the pilot’s head (sticking out of the cockpit window) as the pilot is being questioned by reporters. Captain John Testrake.

Flight attendant Uli Derickson was widely credited with calming the hijackers and saving the lives of many passengers. Because her German was the only common language with the hijackers, who spoke poor English, she acted as translator and liaison for most of the ordeal. Notably, she defused a tense situation in Algiers when airport officials refused to refuel the plane without payment by offering her own Shell Oil credit card, which was used to charge about $5,500 for 6,000 gallons of jet fuel, for which she later was reimbursed. She also hid the passports of Jewish passengers so they could not be singled out. 
http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/_/dict.aspx?word=TWA+Flight+847

(When this aircraft was repaired it was flown from ST Louis maintenance to Syracuse where I boarded joining TWA flight crew and we flew to JFK.

None of the passengers on board were aware that this was the aircraft shown around the world. The bullet hole outside the cockpit remained covered by a TWA logo.

July 1985
ABU NIDAL terrorists bombed a British Airways ticket office in Madrid, killing one person and injuring twenty-seven. A TWA office also was destroyed. The bombings apparently were in retaliation against President Reagan’s threat the previous day to strike against terrorism.

April 2, 1986
Trans World Airlines Flight 840, registration N54340, was a Boeing 727-231 flying en route from Rome’s Fiumicino Airport to Athens. A bomb was detonated on the aircraft while it was over Argos, Greece, ejecting four American passengers (including a nine-month-old infant) to their deaths below. Five others on the aircraft were injured as the cabin suffered a rapid decompression. The remaining 110 passengers survived the incident as pilot Richard “Pete” Petersen made an emergency landing.

 A group calling itself the Arab Revolutionary Cells claimed responsibility, saying it was committed because of “American arrogance” and clashes with Libya in the Gulf of Sidra the week before. Investigators concluded that the bomb contained one pound of plastic explosive. It is suspected it had been placed under the seat cushion on a previous journey by a Lebanese woman (later arrested, never convicted) who worked for the Abu Nidal Organization, which was opposed to the peace process.

Perhaps when airplanes are no longer used as a means to terrorize people by Islamic terrorists…we can begin to relax.

So how about CAIR being angry at those Muslims who use airplanes to terrorize instead of those who fear Muslim terrorists?

Profiling Muslims Profiling Infidels

BettyJean

Was it really outrageous for Juan Williams to verbalize how many of us have come to react because of the following realities we Americans have experienced? For example, Muslim males between the ages 17 and 40 fit the profile of the following terroristic actions that have led to our vigilance particularly at airports and in public places where large groups gather. Were it not for our attentiveness – we would not have thwarted several other attacks and saved unknown numbers of American lives. Is there any denying some Muslims are profiling infidels and in self defense we must profile them in order to save ourselves or else be sitting ducks?

1. In 1974 TWA flt 841 was blown up killing all passengers by A Muslim male extremist

2. In 1979, the US embassy in Iran was taken over by Muslim male extremists

3. During the 1980s a number of Americans were kidnapped in Lebanon by Muslim male extremists

4. In 1983, the US Marine barracks in Beirut was blown up by Muslim male extremists

5. In 1985 the cruise ship Achille Lauro was hijacked and a 70 year old American passenger was murdered and thrown overboard in his wheelchair by Muslim male extremists

6. In 1985 TWA flight 847 was hijacked at Athens, and a US Navy diver trying to rescue passengers was murdered by Muslim male extremists

7. In 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 was bombed by Muslim male extremists

8. December 24 1994 Air France Flight 8969 was hijacked by Muslim male extremists

9. In 1995 a bomb exploded on TWA flt 840 sucking 4 people including an infant out the window by Muslim male extremists

10. American Airlines flight bombing was attempted by a sneaker wearing Muslim male extremists

11. On 9/11/01, four airliners were hijacked; two were used as missiles to take out the World Trade Centers and of the remaining two, one crashed into the US Pentagon and the other was diverted and crashed by the passengers. Thousands of people were killed by Muslim male extremists

12. In 2002 the United States fought a war in Afghanistan against Muslim male extremists

13. In 2002 reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and murdered by Muslim male extremists

14. Christmas Eve 2009 a bombing of airplane was attempted by Muslim male extremists wearing a diaper.

15. 2010 a car bombing was attempted in Times Square by a Muslim male extremist

16. In 2009, 31 people wounded and 13 American Soldiers murdered on base at Fort Hood by a Major now known as a Muslim male extremists

Now, while I don’t think we should profile every Muslim, I really do see a pattern here to justify what Juan Williams and others have confessed feeling. To ensure everyone’s rights at the airport we refrain from profiling so, to ensure we Americans never offend anyone, particularly radical fanatics intent on killing us, airport security screeners conduct random searches of 80-year-old women, little kids, airline pilots with proper identification, secret agents who are members of the President’s security detail, 85-year old Congressmen with metal hips, and a Medal of Honor winner and former Governor Joe Foss, but fell apprehension about Muslim Males between the ages 17 and 40 lest they be accused of profiling.

Clearly, we do not fear Muslims, we fear Muslim extremists but they don’t wear signs declaring themselves radical so all we have is their garb to notify us that they may or may not belong to a group who comes either in peace or to kill us!

And to admit this is concerning and have CAIR on our back is ridiculous. CAIR should become angry at the radicals for bringing this shame on the Islamic community and should be angry at the Muslim community for not speaking out against those who are hurting their community. They should immediately condemn the radicals not the victims of the terror! That which they do not condemn they condone!

My final word is beware – for anyone intelligent to bring Tim McVeigh as a Christian into this argument – is preposterous for two reasons; first McVeigh was not acting in the name of God or religion and next he was not targeting infidels or not believers if any religion– he was targeting the Government. Islamic terrorists are acting in the name of God and their religion and targeting infidels.

I ask again, is there any denying some Muslims are profiling infidels and in self defense we must profile some Muslims in order to save ourselves or else be sitting ducks? Again- How do we know which Muslims are dangerous? Perhaps if the Muslim community would denounce their own radicals – we would have less to fear from them – instead they put us on the defensive when we have good cause to be fearful!

OK to attack women: WHY?

Another Rant By: BettyJean Kling

If I have said it once, I have said it a thousand times and in a thousand different ways everyone is protected but straight white women! It bears repeating—there is a target on our backs simply because we were born women and because we are NOT UNITED and thus we have no real power as a group. All week long we have been stewing over the Whores, witches, wing nuts and bitches controversy see: Whores, Witches, Wing nuts, and Bitches running for public office in which I proved that for the last three years women have been denigrated, yet Juan Williams was not fired for denigrating anyone but for expressing in a conversation his feelings tempered with his common sense.

 

Apparently you call women names such as bitch, ho, whore, witch, wing nut or cunt, and you can express your feelings about women on broadcasts such as

“I think she’s hot …. She’s tiny, she’s short. She’s got a banging little body on her. Facial-wise, I give her about a seven. Body-wise, I give her about an eight-and-a-half. Tight, little butt. I endorse Karyn Polito.” ~ Bill Cooksey (WRKO) 

“I think I’m going to send Sotomayor, and her club, a bunch of vacuum cleaners to help them clean up after their meetings.” ~ Rush Limbaugh about Sonia Sotomayor

“Many senators are known for many things …. We in the Senate refer to Sen. Gillibrand as the hottest member.” ~ Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

“Let’s hope that the key conferences aren’t when she’s menstruating or something, or just before she’s going to menstruate. That would really be bad. Lord knows what we would get then.” ~ Gordon Liddy about Sonia Sotomayor

“Sam, I want to ask a question all the men in this room have been dying to ask you: Just what are your measurements?” ~ Meeting chairman to Congressional candidate Siobhan “Sam” Bennett during her first stump speech

“She put on rouge and lipstick for the formal White House announcement of her nomination, but mostly she embraced dowdy as a mark of brainpower.” ~ Robin Givhan (The Washington Post) about Elena Kagan

“Blacker, who is gay, wanted to show his partner how tight her [Condoleezza Rice's] behind is; he postulated that if he aimed a quarter at her butt, it would bounce off like a rocket. He was right. Rice, who was dancing, didn’t realize what he had done until everyone began laughing hysterically. She was flattered — and proud.” ~ Glenn Kessler (The Washington Post) about Condoleezza Rice (and Coit Blacker) 

“I’m going to treat you like a lady … now act like one.” ~ Sen. Arlen Specter to Rep. Michele Bachmann

“When Barack Obama speaks, men hear, ‘Take off for the future.’ And when Hillary Clinton speaks, men hear, ‘Take out the garbage.’ ” ~ Marc Rudov

“That’s not change. That’s just calling something the same thing something different. You know you can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig…” ~ Barack Obama about Sarah Palin

“We’re with a high class prostitute. That’s what we’re with …. You’re not sittin’ there in a back alley and sayin’ hey what do you say, five bucks? No, no, no this comes to your Four Seasons hotel room and does it right. There’s nobody that’s going to look at her and say oh my gosh you’re with a whore …” ~ Glenn Beck about Sen. Mary Landrieu

“How do we beat the bitch?”~ A John McCain supporter about Hillary Clinton (McCain replied by laughing)

“To the connoisseur of American political theater, the most entertaining aspect of the 2010 election season has been the rise of the right-wing cuties — political celebrities whose main qualification is looking terrific on television. From where I sit, in a comfortable chair in front of the tube, the GOP Cupcake Factor has enlivened an otherwise dreary campaign season.” ~ Gene Lyons (Salon) about Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin, and Christine O’Donnell

“She’s running around talking about how this is an insult to sportsmen, how she VALUES the Second Amendment  — she’s talkin’ like she’s Annie Oakley.” ~ Barack Obama about Hillary Clinton

“Hold on one second, sweetie …. We’ll do a press (availability), thanks.” ~ Barack Obama to a Michigan TV reporter

“The reason she’s a U.S. senator, the reason she’s a candidate for president, the reason she may be a front-runner is her husband messed around.” ~ Chris Matthews about Hillary Clinton

“When she reacts the way she reacts to [Sen. Barack] Obama with just the look, the look toward him, looking like everyone’s first wife standing outside a probate court,” ~ Mike Barnicle (MSNBC) about Hillary Clinton

“I have often said, when she comes on television, I involuntarily cross my legs.” ~ Tucker Carlson about Hillary Clinton

“[L]et’s be honest here, Hillary Clinton is Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction. She’s going to keep coming back, and they’re not going to stop her.” ~ Ken Rudin (NPR)

“At her victory party, Hillary was like the heroine of a Lifetime movie, a woman in peril who manages to triumph.” ~ Maureen Dowd

“There was cleavage on display Wednesday afternoon on C-SPAN2. It belonged to Sen. Hillary Clinton …. There wasn’t an unseemly amount of cleavage showing, but there it was. Undeniable … To display cleavage in a setting that does not involve cocktails and hors d’oeuvres is a provocation.” ~ Robin Givhan (The Washington Post)

“The high-sheen lip gloss, the ‘Naughty Monkey’ brand red pumps, the black leather outfits, the winking, for heaven’s sake. She’s the original ‘Mean Girl’ — the head honcho of Orwell’s ‘Junior Anti-Sex League’ dressed to kill. You want her, but you can’t have her. ~ Gene Lyons about Sarah Palin

“There’s also this issue that, on April 18, she gave birth to a baby with Down syndrome… The baby is just slightly more than 4 months old now. Children with Down syndrome require an awful lot of attention. The role of vice president, it seems to me, would take up an awful lot of her time, and it raises the issue of how much time will she have to dedicate to her newborn child?” ~ John Roberts about Sarah Palin

“We want to have her over for dinner. I trust her. I want her watching my kids. I want her laying next to me in bed. That’s the way people vote.” ~ Donny Deutsch about Sarah Palin

“What could have John Edwards’ motivations been to have the affair with Rielle Hunter, given his wife is smarter than he is and probably nagging him a lot about doing this, and he found somebody that did something with her mouth other than talk.” ~ Rush Limbaugh

“[Hillary Clinton] is not called a B-word because she’s assertive and aggressive; she’s called a B-word because she acts like one.” ~ Mark Rudov

Well those are just a few remarks that just did not warrant any reprise at all. These women ran for various levels of office from both parties. It simply doesn’t matter does it?

You can say just about anything about any woman, but you can’t admit that you have had an uncomfortable feeling and had to remind yourself the idea that one should be afraid of anyone who “dressed as a Muslim at an airport” isn’t reality, it’s a normal thought after all the planes hijacked on ’911′ and in the wake of the ‘Christmas Day Underwear Bomber’ and the ‘Shoe Bomber’ and with all the terror attacks we have just avoided in Times Square, or from the Denver Subway Bomber for example. Juan Williams’s words below were an admission of a fleeting feeling – a moment of anxiety – a reality that we all have and that TERROR itself is meant to elicit!

I mean, look, Bill, I’m not a bigot. You know the kind of books I’ve written about the civil rights movement in this country. But when I get on the plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous. – Juan Williams 10/20/10 Fox News

NPR fired Williams immediately because of heat from CAIR not because they believe Williams looks at complete strangers as potential terrorists just because they’re Muslims, but because he lost his free speech rights in favor of the Power of the Muslim group CAIR.

WE should be up in arms not because it’s wrong to fire people for impolitic statements but because they fire people for anything but the denigration of women! We need to be as strong as the NAACP, as CAIR as La Raza, as ACLU—none of which give a damn about straight white women.

Don’t get me wrong, I care about the rights of others this rant is not to say I would take anything away from others—I just want women to be treated with equal respect and I realize we will not get it unless women to stand up and demand it!

Here Juan Williams get fired for saying he has made a double take at an airport when seeing Muslims in Islamic garb at airports as a result of terror attacks meant to elicit such an effect and cautions us to avoid that kind of thought but yet no one gets fired for using disgraceful, sexist, demeaning, hurtful language about our women candidates running for every office from local politicians to President of the US, or for that matter the first lady of the United States as a Presidential candidate or as the Secretary of State.

Whose fault is that if not ours for tolerating it? The minorities do not tolerate it- why does the majority? Because we are not united we do not have a mighty voice.

TMU
IMAGINE

Empowering Women to Unite & Mobilize!
To Restore The Constitution and Ensure Equality for All.

 

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Double standard firing AGAIN

Barbara

So let’s get this straight and anchor expressing his fears about Muslims on his airplane gets fired.

But an anchor expressing sexism and misogyny– not so much.

 

“NPR has fired news analyst Juan Williams for comments he made on Fox News Channel earlier this week. Williams, who has been a Fox News contributor for 13 years, was on “The O’Reilly Factor” Monday night talking about the comments O’Reilly made last week on “The View” about Muslims and 9/11. On “The Factor”, Williams said, “[W]hen I get on the plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous.”

 

According to a statement obtained by the site Journal-isms, NPR wrote: “Tonight we gave Juan Williams notice that we are terminating his contract as a Senior News Analyst for NPR News. Juan has been a valuable contributor to NPR and public radio for many years and we did not make this decision lightly or without regret. However, his remarks on The O’Reilly Factor this past Monday were inconsistent with our editorial standards and practices, and undermined his credibility as a news analyst with NPR.”

 

“We regret these circumstances and thank Juan Williams for his many years of service to NPR and public radio.”

 

Williams had been with NPR since 1999 joining as host of the daily afternoon talk show “Talk of the Nation.”

 

http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/npr-fires-juan-williams-for-comments-made-on-the-oreilly-factor_b36245


 

Men Are Naturally Attracted To Unnatural Women

Ask a guy why he looks at porn and he’s likely to say that men are just naturally attracted to women. But the women in porn don’t look too natural.

Actually, women in fashion magazines and billboards don’t look too natural, either.

Women and men both learn to admire a feminine ideal that ends up frustrating both men and women.

Most women have to starve themselves to be ideally skinny. Many models are so thin that they have stopped menstruating. Isn’t the natural instinct to stay alive and well?

And how about fake breasts? If men are naturally drawn to breasts, why do so many women go under the knife and mutilate themselves so that men – and society – will find them attractive?

Then there’s the preference for blondes. Few women past puberty are true blondes. But unnaturally bleached hair is the top color of choice, both for men and for women who want to look beautiful. Well, at least peroxide doesn’t require enormous amounts of money or risk much bodily harm.

So models go through all their pain and suffering, but it’s not quite enough. Next, the malnourished, plastic-chested, bleached out images go to be photoshopped and airbrushed to look even more fake than they already are. 

So women try in vain to match ridiculous notions of beauty. Then get depressed because nothing they do seems to work.

But the models don’t look like “themselves,” either!

At the same time, male students have told me that all this hurts them, too. “What’s wrong with me?” they wonder. “Why can’t I get women who look like THAT?”

Well, those “picture perfect” women don’t actually exist.

So women can never achieve the ideal. And men can never have the ideal woman.

Meanwhile, men are left feeling “naturally” attracted to something that isn’t natural.

Georgia Platts

Yale Fraternity Chants “No Means Yes.” Men? Or Scaredy Cats?

The boys (not men) of Yale’s Delta Kappa Epsilon (DKE) chanted, “No means yes! Yes means anal!” at the Women’s Center on campus last week. See video.

What was their motive?

When people do things like this – put others down – they’re trying to create an identity for themselves and for the people they are targeting.

“No means yes.” While rape has a sexual component, it’s mostly about power. In this chant, the guys were celebrating images of men overpowering women. “Yes means anal”? If she says yes, then do something she didn’t ask for (and presumably wouldn’t want) turning even “yes” into rape.

Chanting in front of the Women’s Center – a safe space for women who have been assaulted or abused – makes that message stronger.

Afterwards, the frat offered an apology that let them off the hook. And which actually helps them to feel powerful: We can do anything so long as we apologize.

How sorry are they? Frat boys shouted the same slogans in front of the Women’s Center in 2006. In 2008 a different fraternity bellowed their love of “Yale sluts” in the same location.

Here we have boys desperately trying to assert their manhood. Intimidating women to create a sense of male superiority that doesn’t exist in nature – otherwise they wouldn’t need to try so hard. It all screams “insecurity!” There must be a big gap between the men they want to be, and the boys they seemingly are, to make that much effort.

Guys in frats are often pressured to hurt women to prove their manhood. “Bros before ho’s.”

But aren’t men supposed to be strong, confident, courageous?  Don’t men follow their conscience instead of following the crowd?

What we see here is not courage but bravado. Trying to appear more brave than they really are.

This is supposed to prove their manhood?

Are women that threatening? Really, these guys are just scaredy cats.

Georgia Platts

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