That whole ‘State Education’ thing…perhaps we should re-think this!

When teachers are disciplined – perhaps fired – for teaching students that they have rights  and freedoms under the Constitution….

It’s time to re-think this badly run experiment in State indoctrination!

In completely unrelated news:  Waterloo University is looking for a new ‘Director of Equity’.  Should I apply?

Pat Condell: Muslims Must Reject Jihad

Pat Condell has hit the nail on the head with this one!

Just like Obama’s snarking that he did not have any idea that Jeremiah Wright was preaching anything hateful – even though he credited that man with converting him to Christianity and regularly attended his sermons did not fly and he was eventually forced to throw him under the proverbial bus id he wanted to retain a shred of respectability, so do moderate Muslims have to publicly and openly denounce every hate preacher who infiltrates their mosques.  Passive silence is not an option when violent, seditious and murderous actions are being promoted, by anyone, anywhere, under any pretext.

The moderate Muslims must vote with their feet and walk out from hate-sermons, ostracize hate-preachers.  If they remain with the Islamists, they must accept being treated as Islamists!

It is not possible to reclaim Islam from the Islamists without standing up to them.  If those Muslims who tell us the extremists are high-jacking their religion do not take it back from them, then the 21st century Islam will be defined by them.

Except then, there will be nowhere to run to escape the Sharia!

 

 

Who is Adam Kokesh?

Adam Kokesh is certainly not a household name, but he is trying to become one.

Here is a little video as a means of an introduction:

From the Wikipedia page on Adam Kokesh:

‘In May 2013, Kokesh announced he is planning an armed pro-gun rights march from Virginia to Washington, D.C. on July 4, 2013 to coincide with Independence Day.[41]

On May 18, 2013, Kokesh was arrested in Philadelphia by Federal Park Rangers together with other protesters at the 5th iteration of a marijuana legalization rally known as Smoke Down Prohibition.[42] The Smoke Down event has occurred at Independence National Historical Park in downtown Philadelphia once every month since January 2013 with no prior arrests or police intervention. Don Dezarn was widely criticized by online commentators for possibly planting something on Kokesh, but he has been publicly defended by Kokesh’s own producers and others who were at the rally. Adam Kokesh and N.A. Poe appeared before a judge on Monday May 20th and were charged with assaulting a federal officer and resisting arrest. Wide speculation on the internet claims that the Federal government seeks to harass and intimidate activists with the arrest of Kokesh who has called for an armed march on Washington D.C. on Independence Day July 4, 2013.[43] Kokesh’s federal charges were reduced to violations on May 24th and he was released. [44]

Along with his release on May 24, 2013, Kokesh called for a “Final American Revolution” to take place on July 4th, 2013 in place of the previously planned armed march on Washington D.C.. This is planned to take place in all 50 state capitols with protests to be only absolved by each governors agreement to initiate an orderly dissolution of the federal government through secession.[45]

This little ‘l’ libertarian is a strong supporter of Ron Paul, a veteran of Iraq who organized anti-Iraq-war protests (for which activity he just might have been singled out for ‘extra attention’ by The State) and an anti-prohibitionist.  And, he is doing his best to gain notoriety in order to affect politics and preserve civil liberties.

Adam Kokesh is as cute as a little puppy – who just might grow up into a big dog!

So, like him or hate him, you might just hear more from and about him…

Wired: Google blimps will carry wireless signal across Africa

This sounds quite exciting!

‘Search giant Google is intending to build huge wireless networks across Africa and Asia, using high-altitude balloons and blimps.

The company is intending to finance, build and help operate networks from sub-Saharan Africa to Southeast Asia, with the aim of connecting around a billion people to the web.’

 

It’s Alchemy, I tell you!

Turning cement into metal?

Apparently so:

“This phenomenon of trapping electrons and turning liquid cement into liquid metal was found recently, but not explained in detail until now,” Benmore said. “Now that we know the conditions needed to create trapped electrons in materials we can develop and test other materials to find out if we can make them conduct electricity in this way.”

The results were reported May 27 in the journal the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in the article “Network topology for the formation of solvated electrons in binary CaO–Al2O3 composition glasses”.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-05-cement-metal.html#jCp

 

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Catching Up on Interesting Stuff

Over the last little while,  have come across some very interesting articles and such which I want to post about – but simply don’t have the capacity to fully explore.  So, I’d like to catch up by presenting a whole bunch of them in one post for your pleasure!

UPDATE:  A pregnant British woman is arrested for walking down the street in Great Britain and carrying the British flag.  Really!

Interesting DIY inventions are coming out of China.

The mystery of the ‘Skeleton Lake’ (India) seems to be solved.

Were the Eastern Crusades defensive wars?

On the copyright/erosion-of-privacy/governments-spying-on-citizens/corporatism front:

Meanwhile, in Science:

And in the economy:

Islam:

Political Islam/Creeping Sharia:

General politics:

And if you want more links to various articles to read, check out Steynian 468nth.

Walter E. Williams: Economics and Personal Liberty