This 'Third' nail comes rather quickly but with the news I'm reading today, it's very poignant to what is happening and why the United States of America is dying as a great Nation. To put things bluntly, it's because of the reason that most great city-states, city-nations, empires, have fallen....it's from decay from within. Treachery from within. Enabling from within. This is the worse form of attack upon any Nation, it's the attack from within by it's own people. So let's start giving you, dear reader, the examples, the pure true facts, that you can see for yourself as I have found and seen them.
In today's Washington Times: Melee spurs calls for action on day laborers......Community leaders scheduled a public-safety meeting in a Northeast neighborhood after a bloody clash among a group of Hispanic men that residents said began in an area where day laborers gather looking for work.
As many as 200 mostly Hispanic day laborers congregate each day at a shopping plaza in Brentwood looking to link up with area contractors for jobs.
Residents said some of the workers loiter, drink alcohol and urinate in public — and that a proposal by D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. to build a day-laborer center at the plaza to curb such problems is not the right solution.
"If we have them hanging out now, bringing a criminal element to our community, what are we going to do — allow them to have a meeting place?" said Raymond Chandler, an advisory neighborhood commissioner in the area. "We need to first enforce laws in place."
The incident occurred at about 7:30 p.m. last Thursday, when police found a Hispanic man lying on a sidewalk and bleeding from his head near 10th Street and Rhode Island Avenue in Northeast — only a few hundred feet away from the shopping plaza.
Police said the victim — who was identified only as "John Doe" in police reports — also had a stab wound in the center of his back.
Mr. Chandler said his constituents who live in the area told him the man was assaulted during a fight involving a large group of men that began behind the Bank of America at 915 Rhode Island Ave.
The clash then spilled over from a hill behind the bank onto 10th Street, where Mr. Chandler said men were "rolling over people's cars" during the fight.
From Indianapolis IndyStar :Three times a day during their shifts at the Indianapolis International Airport, more than 100 Muslim cab drivers wash their feet.
WHAT IS ABLUTION?
Muslims perform the cleansing ritual ablution, or "wudu" in Arabic, to prepare for prayer. They may perform it up to five times a day -- as needed, based on cleanliness -- for their five daily prayers.To start, they wash their hands and rinse their mouth and the openings of their nostrils. They wash their face and their arms up to their elbows. They wipe their forehead with their right hand over their hair to the back of their neck and clean both ears with their forefingers.To finish, they wash their feet, starting with the right. Each body part is washed three times.It is required that the water be moving, meaning they cannot dip their hands or feet in still water to complete the ritual.Source: Michael Saahir, imam, the Nur-Allah Islamic Center of Indianapolis
In the parking lot where they wait to be dispatched, some fill plastic bottles with water and pour it over the right foot, then the left. Others clean their feet in the restroom sink.
The practice is the last step in a ritual called ablution -- "wudu" in Arabic -- which involves washing several parts of the body to cleanse before Muslims' five daily prayers.
And by November 2008, when the new $1.07 billion airport terminal is scheduled to be complete, the restroom near the parking lot where taxi drivers stay between runs will include floor-level sinks that will make their daily ritual easier.
Such foot baths have started to crop up across the country, in schools such as the University of Michigan-Dearborn, where more than 10 percent of students are Muslims, and at airports such as Kansas City International Airport.
They have drawn the ire of bloggers and pundits, who say they violate the separation of church and state, and the praise of advocacy groups like the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
Mexican official urges North American UnionTells Denver trade conference EU is 'model we need to follow quickly'. At a Denver conference on intercontinental trade corridors, a Mexican mayor called for a swift move toward a European Union-style merger of the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Referring to Europe, Evaristo Lenin Perez of Ciudad Acuna – a sister city of Del Rio, Texas – told the Great Plains International Conference, "It's a model we need to follow quickly."
Perez later told WND, "If only people know the benefits of opening the borders and working together, improving the quality of life for all, then no one would be opposed to the idea of a North American Union."
Abu Dhabi takes ownership stake in Carlyle GroupUnited Arab Emirate investment ties with Bush family deepen. The Financial Times announced last night the government of Abu Dhabi has made an investment in the Carlyle Group, a Washington-based private investment firm with close ties to former President George H. W. Bush and his family, as well as to top government officials in the Reagan and Clinton administrations.
Mubadala, a wholly owned investment arm of the Abu Dhabi government, bought a 7.5 percent share of the Carlyle Group in a transaction in which the deal price was struck at a 10 percent discount to a valuation of $20 billion for all of the Carlyle Group.
Abu Dhabi is the largest of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates and the capital.
Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the Abu Dhabi ruling family is the chairman of Mubadala. WND reported Dubai International Capital, a private equity investment capital firm that is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dubai Holdings, has commonly participated in co-investments with the Carlyle Group.
Dubai, like Abu Dhabi, is one of the seven emirates that form the UAE.
WND reported yesterday Dubai, in a complex set of transactions, is moving to acquire 19.9 percent of the Nasdaq stock market in New York, in the first equity transaction which would place a Middle Eastern government in an ownership position in a key U.S. stock exchange.
As a result of the transaction, Dubai will also acquire 28 percent of the London Stock Exchange, one of the oldest and largest stock exchanges in the world.
The transaction is being made through Borse Dubai, a holding company 100 percent owned by the government of the Emirate of Dubai and controlled by Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, the head of the Dubai ruling family.
Fed rate cut abandons dollarU.S. currency plummets to match Canadian for first time since 1976. International markets are viewing the Federal Reserve's decision this week to cut the federal funds benchmark rate by 50 basis points – or half a percentage point – as a sign that the Federal Reserve has abandoned the dollar to protect the stock market.
And movements in international currency markets are giving warning signs that the dollar could collapse as a result.
Consider the mounting evidence of the dollar's imminent collapse following the Fed rate cut:
The dollar closed Thursday at 78.61 on the US Dollar Index, having crashed through the previous technical support level of 80 on the $US index. Analysts believe the next technical support level for the dollar on the index may be in the low 70s.
According to Bloomberg, the dollar has lost 6.2 percent this year alone against the euro, with the euro closing at historical highs at above $1.40 against the dollar, for the first time since the euro was created in 1999.
Bloomberg also reports the U.S. dollar is trading at a value equal to the Canadian dollar for the first time since Nov. 25, 1976, three decades ago when Pierre Trudeau was Canadian prime minister.
The Telegraph in the U.K. is reporting Saudi Arabia has refused for the first time to cut rates in tandem with the Federal Reserve, "signaling that the oil-rich Gulf kingdom is preparing to break the dollar currency peg in a move that risks setting off a stampede out of the dollar across the Middle East."
China, with $1.3 trillion in foreign exchange reserves as a result of the massive and growing $260 billion U.S. trade deficit, has taken huge losses with the falling dollar, given that some 80 percent of China's $1.3 trillion in foreign reserves is held in U.S. dollar assets, largely in U.S. treasury securities. In August, China threatened to exert the "nuclear option," a massive dollar sell-off to retaliate against signals the U.S. Congress was contemplating new regulations in response to poisoned food products and toys tainted with lead paint that have been delivered to the United States.
Muslim religion taught under guise of history'Students perform skits about the tenets of Islam belief'. The "Five Pillars" of Islam – charity, fasting, prayer, belief and pilgrimage – are being taught to public school students in Nyssa, Ore., under the guise of world history, the school has confirmed to WND, even though a parent raised a complaint about the same teachings a year ago.
In a letter to parents following the concerns that were raised at that point, Supt. Don Grotting and other school officials told parents that the text called "Journey Across Time" features a chapter on "Islamic Civilizations."
As part of that, "class activities have included guest speakers (including an American soldier serving in Iraq and a practicing Muslim woman who is an American citizen living in Mountain Home) who talked about geography, dress, climate, religion, economy and culture and student skits, in which students prepare and perform three- to five-minute skits about the tenets of Islam belief: charity, fasting, prayer, belief, and pilgrimage."
Janine Weeks, the curriculum director at the school, this week told WND that the curriculum, and class activities, are continuing.
"We've not made any changes," she said. "The content standards require that we present information about the rise of Islam in the context of world history." http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=57738 (you have to read the entire article to understand the pro-muslim/anti-Jewish-Christian view the book and curriculum really is.)
WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a measure condemning MoveOn.org for a newspaper ad it ran last week attacking Gen. David Petraeus. The move came as President Bush accused Democrats of cowering to the liberal political action group.
The measure passed in a 72-25 vote, with none of the Democratic presidential candidates supporting it. Sponsored by Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn, never one to shy away from forcing Democrats to go on record on politically sticky issues, the amendment to the defense authorization bill did win the backing of 23 Democrats. (my note: the fact that the New York Times ran this ad, the fact that 24 Democrats voted in favor of this act, show pure fact, that the cancer of treason is growing unfettered inside the U.S, by it's own citizens and politicians.)
I hear on the radio, see on the TV, read the newspaper and internet news, story after story of how the United States is accommodating more and more the 'wants' and 'demands' of non-Americans, non-U.S. citizens, and those who WILL betray the Constitution in the end and/or during conflict. One can tell me, Chicken Little, the sky is falling....and I'll say...yes it is.
History is against us, and our lack of truely learning and teaching the lesson's of history will be the demise of this Nation. Unless...you, like me, begin acting, you start with writing your own blog, and stand for your convictions whenever challenged.