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The eyes of Texas are upon you, all the live-long day.
The eyes of Texas are upon you, you cannot get away.
Do not think you can escape them, at night or early in the morn.
The eyes of Texas are upon you, till Gabriel blows his horn.

Sing me a song of Prexy, of days long since gone by.
Again I seem to greet him and hear his kind reply.
Smiles of gracious welcome before my memory rise,
Again I hear him say to me “Remember Texas‘ Eyes”.

Bill Cassidy defeats Mary Landrieu in Louisiana runoff

Swells Republican majority in Senate; other races give House GOP biggest margin since Truman

BATON ROUGE, La. | Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy handily defeated Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, denying her a fourth term and extending the GOP’s domination of the 2014 midterm elections that put Republicans in charge of Capitol Hill for the final two years of President Obama’s tenure. Read more of this post

Ferguson Prepares for Worst

Ferguson: Gun sales surge ahead of grand jury’s decision

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Some suburban St. Louis gun dealers have been doing brisk business, particularly among first-time buyers, as fearful residents await a grand jury’s decision on whether to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown. Read more of this post

Islamist Radicals Prepare for Fight

Muslim groups seek to co-opt Ferguson protests, says watchdog group

Muslim groups have stepped up efforts to co-opt protests over the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., with a drive to equate the teen’s death to the death of a radical Islamist shot during an FBI raid in 2009, a Washington-based security watchdog group is warning. Read more of this post

Gewalttäter in Steyr verurteilt

Steyr, OÖ — Einige Zeit war es ruhig gewesen um den einzigen nicht bei der Rechtsanwaltskammer registrierten Anwalt Oberösterreichs. Der Möchtegern-Anwalt war seit 2002 mit unzähligen Verfahren aufgefallen, die er ohne jemals studiert zu haben aus dem Handgelenk schüttelte.
Seine Honorare lagen über normalen Anwaltshonoraren, die gleichzeitigen Zahlungen vom AMS kassierte er nur ganz nebenbei. Erlaubtes Einkommen ging nicht, die Gerichte verzeichnen um die 200 Exekutionen gegen ihn, also lief alles über den Verein. Read more of this post

Islamic State and Pakistan Connections

Can Daish flourish in Pakistan?
Or does Pakistan just doesn’t offer the public sympathy it needs?

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also widely known as Daish, is finally in Pakistan. Can it strike roots here and undertake the type of activities it is conducting in Iraq and Syria? What has led a group of TTP commanders to renounce Fazlullah and declare allegiance to Abu Bakar al-Baghdadi? Read more of this post

Fleet Exchange

The Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson is now taking over station in the Persian Gulf, ready to harrass the Islamic State terrorists. The San Diego-based Vinson is accompanied in the region by the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill and the guided-missile destroyers USS Gridley, USS Sterett and USS Dewey. The entire strike group left home Aug 22. with about 6,200 sailors for its scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific and the Middle East. Read more of this post

Terrorists dislike women

New coed guard duty causing ruckus at Guantanamo high-value prison

MIAMI (MCT) — The military now has female soldiers escorting former CIA captives around Guantanamo’s high-value prison, an apparent personnel change that defense lawyers say is causing an uproar over religious insensitivity. Read more of this post

Vice President’s Son on Cocaine

Hunter Biden, VP’s son, booted from Navy after testing positive for cocaine

WASHINGTON — Hunter Biden, the youngest son of Vice President Joe Biden, has been kicked out of the military after testing positive for cocaine, two people familiar with the matter said Thursday. Read more of this post

Meet My Ancestors

 

In a 7,000-year-old town in Bulgaria, over 100 graves have been uncovered, revealing skeletons with stakes through their hearts and mutilated bones. Meet the vampires that almost were.
Vampires may be greeted with swoons today, but in medieval Eastern Europe they were dealt a metal spike through the chest. Read more of this post

Islamgesetz – Brauchen wir eine Neuauflage?

Das Islamgesetz aus dem Jahre 1912 (RGBl 159/1912) ist – was heute kaum mehr möglich wäre – ein einfaches Gesetz, ohne Schnörkel. Kaum einer kennt den Inhalt, darum wird es auch oft falsch interpretiert. Durch das Gesetz wurden alle Anhänger des Islam hanefitischer Richtung als Religionsgesellschaft anerkannt. Der Verfassungsgerichtshof kippte später die Einschränkung auf hanefitisch (BGBL 164/1988). Allen Moslems in Österreich, gleich welcher Richtung, kommen daher ad personam (!) die Rechte einer Religionsgesellschaft zu. Im Islamgesetz war keine Organisation vorgesehen. Read more of this post

Israel issues travel warning for western Europe

In light of the return of many jihadists from fighting in Syria and Iraq to their home countries, counter-terrorism unit advises Israelis use caution when traveling abroad during High Holy Days.
Israelis and Jews in western Europe could be the target of terror attacks from global jihadists, the National Security Agency’s counter-terrorism unit said Monday, as it issued travel warning for Europe ahead of the High Holy Days. Read more of this post

Muslim Brotherhood Party in USA

The Muslim Brotherhood Launches it’s own Political Party in US, Just In Time for 2016
Ready for more Hope & Change?

With an eye toward the 2016 election, the Muslim Brotherhood has built the framework for a political party in America that seeks to turn Muslims into an Islamist voting bloc. Read more of this post

I’m thinking of writing an opera called “Why Michael Brown Deserved to Die.”

What do you think? Do you think if I write a thought-provoking, probingly-artistic contemporary opera on the subject of Michael Brown’s untimely shooting, it will be met with critical acclaim?
Maybe it will be performed by the New York Metropolitan Opera during its 2015 season, and will be described as “dialogue” on a difficult subject. Read more of this post

Die Zentrale der Extremisten

In Österreich geht eine sogenannte Islamische Glaubensgemeinschaft um, die unter ihrem Dach den Großteil der extremistischen und terrornahen Gruppen und Grüppchen vereinigt. Bemerkenswert, aber wenig beachtet: Die Islamische Glaubensgemeinschaft ist weder als Religionsgesellschaft anerkannt noch als Verein registriert. Read more of this post

Is Starbucks anti-semitic?

The global coffee company STARBUCKS released a statement this week to clarify apparent misconceptions about the company’s patronage of Israel, Huffington Post reports.
In a fact sheet updated August 5, Starbucks notes it does not support any political or religious causes, adding that neither Starbucks nor its CEO, Howard Schultz, provides any financial support to the Israeli government or Israeli military. Read more of this post