The First Thanksgiving Proclamation, October 3, 1789
By The President Of The United States Of America: A Proclamation.
Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor—and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me “to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.”
Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be—That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks—for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation—for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his Providence which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war—for the great degree of tranquillity, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed—for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted—for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.
and also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions—to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually—to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed—to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shewn kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord—To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease of science among them and us—and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.
Given under my hand at the City of New-York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.
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House Armed Services Committee Chair Thornberry Unconcerned About Potential Amazon Monopoly In Procurement Process
November 13, 2017 – San Francisco, CA – GOPer Mac Thornberry chairs the House Armed Services Committee, making him one of the most powerful men in Congress. As we go to press the Committee is considering HR 2810, the House version of the 2018 Defense Appropriations Act which will fund DOD.
DOD’s budget is enormous [as is the 2,400 page bill itself], for example Pentagon and related spending totaled $598 billion, about 54% of the fiscal year 2015 U.S. discretionary budget.
How the federal government funds departments and how those department acquire the supplies needed to carry out their charter has always been a Byzantine process, but this year’s bill had an interesting twist as specific language appeared in HR 2810 that seemed destined to create a framework whereby DOD could establish monopoly like relations with huge online retailers such as Amazon.
The first reference we found on this controversy appeared in The Intercept, certainly no friend of the administration but in this case the reporting appears to be spot on.
“Under pressure from anti-monopolists, House and Senate negotiators tweaked the controversial “Amazon amendment” this week, but waved it through nonetheless. The provision seeks to turn over federal procurement of commercial off-the-shelf items, a $53 billion market, to e-commerce portals. And with Amazon as the runaway leader in that space, critics say that even with the modifications, the provision still favors the online retail giant, giving it a pathway to billions of dollars in new revenue...’This amendment looks like it will crown Amazon as an official gatekeeper to government procurement,” said Lina Khan of the Open Markets Institute…’” [source, David Dayen, Congress Prepares to Send Major Gift to Amazon, While Trump Battles “Amazon Washington Post” ]
In speaking with House Armed Services Committee spokesman Claude Chafin, we queried:
“Let’s break this down - Section 801 states, “...the award of a contract to an online marketplace provider pursuant to subsection (a) 2 may be made without the use of full and open competition...” so I am not reassured, given the language of the section, indicating that some manner of monopoly could be granted to suppliers. Don’t see this ruling out the USG doing business w/ Amazon B 2 B services absent a competitive bid.”
Drexel University Muslim Student Association And Stealth Jihad
By WILLIAM MAYER and BEILA RABINOWITZ
November 13, 2017 - Philadelphia, PA - Five years ago the Muslim Student Association on the Drexel University [Philadelphia, PA] campus published a deeply disturbing document, the DMSA Handbook , that shares much in common with the Muslim Brotherhood’s strategic plan to subvert the United States and Western Civilization through cultural/civilizational jihad, a non-kinetic method of pushing the society closer to Shari’a compliance – [source, Mohamed Akram, An Explanatory Memorandum: On the General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America , a seminal piece of evidence - Gov’t exhibit, 3-85 - presented in the US DOJ’s successful prosecution of the domestic HAMAS funding entity, the Holy Land Foundation for Development]
“Muslim students are an integral part of the student body at Drexel University. As they make their journey on their quest of knowledge and self-betterment, Drexel MSA aims [at] being a force of community and Islamic education on campus helping… Drexel MSA has been committed to fostering unity and brotherhood within Drexel’s Muslim community, through conducting social, cultural, religious, and other activities in the best interest of Islam. The Drexel MSA grew in membership and also welcomed the renowned Imam Siraj Wahaj during its Islam Awareness Week this year . To serve the best interest of Islam and of the Muslims on campus and surrounding Philadelphia community. To portray and promote unity and joint action amongst the Muslims on campus...To conduct social, cultural, religious, and other activities in the best interest of Islam...“
The aforementioned Siraj Wahaj is a weaponized imam named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the acts of terrorism surrounding the first bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993, hardly the type of individual to inspire confidence in Drexel MSA’s moderation:
Israeli Attitudes Toward Egypt 40 Years After Sadat’s Visit
By EFRAIM KARSH
November 11, 2017 – Philadelphia, PA - PipeLineNews.org - Forty years ago this month, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat landed at Ben-Gurion airport for a two-day visit in Jerusalem at the official invitation of Prime Minister Menachem Begin. The entire world held its breath. Here was the leader of the largest and most populous Arab state, which had spearheaded repeated pan-Arab attempts to destroy Israel, visiting the contested capital of the Arab world's foremost nemesis in an apparent acquiescence to the legitimacy of the Jewish state's existence and its right to peaceful coexistence with its Arab neighbors.
So profound was the general disbelief that the Israeli chief of staff, Mordechai Gur, warned the government that the visit was an Egyptian deceptive ploy, on the heels of the Egyptian-Syrian surprise attack of October 1973.
As it turned out, the visit proved to be the most important single political event in the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict, culminating in the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty of March 1979 and the attendant shattering of the Arab world's uniform rejection of Jewish statehood. And while Sadat's successor, Hosni Mubarak, held a far more restrictive view of the agreement, the Israeli-Egyptian peace has successfully weathered many regional crises (from the 1982 Lebanon war to the "al-Aksa Intifada" and the 2014 Gaza conflict), paving the road to the October 1994 Israel-Jordan peace treaty and the yet-to-be-completed Israeli-Palestinian peace process launched with the September 1993 Oslo accord.
But how do Israelis view this momentous event from a 40-year vantage point? Do they appreciate its full historic significance and the impact it has had on their lives? Do they consider the price of the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty worth paying?[Read More]
Conference on Russia-gate on Friday, November 10, at the National Press Club
November 9, 2017 - Los Angeles, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The public policy group America’s Survival, Inc. headed by veteran journalist and media critic Cliff Kincaid, is holding a conference on Russia-gate on Friday, November 10, at the National Press Club, with an emphasis on the role being played by former President Obama. “The Obama name is being put on schools, streets, and highways across the United States, while President Trump and his former opponent, Hillary Clinton, are fighting off charges from the left and right of being Russian agents,”
Kincaid notes. “Our conference will change the focus back to Obama.” The event will examine the Russian connections of the former president, who has mostly escaped scrutiny in the scandal but is re-emerging as the head of the Democratic Party and a major figure on the global scene.
Filmmaker Joel Gilbert will discuss new research on Soviet agent Frank Marshall Davis, Obama’s mentor and father figure, while analyst Trevor Loudon will examine Obama’s plans to return the Democratic Party to national prominence through the Marxist-oriented “Brown is the New White” strategy of diminishing the power of conservative voters.
Other speakers include author Constance Cumbey, author of The Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow: The New Age Movement and Our Coming Age of Barbarism, on the growing power and influence of anti-Christian religions, and Dr. Tina Trent on the George Soros-backed drug legalization movement now pushing heroin injection centers (such as in Seattle) and LSD and Ecstasy experiments on young people and soldiers.
“With the disintegration of America’s Judeo-Christian values through cultural Marxism, the Trump presidency was seen as a brief respite from the downward spiral of hate, division, and criminal political conflict inflicted on America during the eight years of the Obama presidency,” Kincaid said. “But the question now is whether Trump can survive as the ‘resistance’ movement takes to the streets and threatens terrorism and political assassinations. Our security and law enforcement agencies seem not to understand the strange and barbaric times we are living in.”
The conference is being held in the Zenger room of the National Press Club from Noon to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 10. National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC 20045[Read More]
GOP Swamp Thing Candidates Go Down In Flames - What Went Wrong?By Villem Maherstein
November 8, 2017 - Los Angeles, CA - PipeLineNews.org - On Tuesday, voters in Virginia [which now includes nearly a quarter-of-a-million FELONS who were granted the franchise by Governor Terry McAuliffe] rejected Republican Ed Gillespie who was running for governor [after having failed four years earlier in a bid for the U.S. Senate] against Ralph Northam, the current lieutenant governor, a pediatric neurologist - and retired Army major - who has stated that he voted for Bush 43…twice.
Given the politics of the “sic semper tyrannis” state and despite Northam’s notable departures from the leftist Democrat party line, he will quickly fall into place as an appendage of the Clinton/McAuliffe machine. It really can’t shake out any other way in a state whose demographics have been entirely skewed due to the heavy influx of Democrat government workers as well as being notorious for illegal aliens voting, not to mention the state having the highest concentration of MS-13 drug cartel members in the United States.
Meanwhile in New Jersey, running to replace the term-limited Krispie Kreme Christie, Democrat Phil Murphy, the former U.S. Ambassador to Germany, beat Kim Guadagno, the sitting New Jersey Lieutenant Governor - a bottom feeding career politician.
Neither race was even close, with both GOPers flaming out big-time, i.e., losing by more than 10%.
About the twin defeats ABC News immpediately cranked up its spin maching treating the losses as harbingers of a looming 2018 GOP disaster, calling it “pushback” time, which is absurd and the tack that the MSM would have taken regardless…unless both of these really awful candidates had managed to win going away, in which case the entire matter would be yesterday’s news by Friday.
“The Infidels,” The PipeLineNews Review
Silencing the Past
As Reviewed By CHERYL GATESWORTH
November 7, 2017 - Los Angeles, CA - PipeLineNews.org - I would like to recommend to our readers, Joe David’s "The Infidels,” a novel based upon the true life experiences of the author's mother, a teenager at the beginning of World War I, living in an Assyrian Christian community in Northern Persia, surrounded by hostile Muslim tribes.
The reader would do well to begin this book early in the day, as, once started, it is virtually impossible to put down. Set against a backdrop of unchecked Islamic predation, the resultant horrors are seen through the eyes of a young and sheltered teenage girl, who, being Christian was seen as an 'infidel' in the eyes of the Muslims, as was the entire Assyrian Christian community.
Most school children are - or used to be - taught that the spark that set off the First World War was the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie [Duchess von Hohenberg] heirs to the Hapsburg Dynasty. In reality however, the Balkans had long been a scene of political turmoil, a situation much complicated by the ebbing power of the much feared Ottoman Turks who cast their lot in an alliance with Austria-Hungary and Germany, hoping to regain or at least consolidate their power while the eyes of the world were diverted by the larger conflict, the Axis Powers’ war with England, France, and Russia.
"The Infidels" excels on many levels, not the least of which is its beautiful crafting, revealing the history of a conflagration and murderous acts still largely hidden from public view. Not least, the book is the story of an innocent and non-aggressive people who wanted only to live in peace but were reduced to dhimmi status - a subservient class of conquered peoples living under the yoke of Islam - as decreed by the Shari’a, Islamic law.[Read More]
Netherland’s Moroccan Immigrants Prone To Acts Of Terror And Crime
By EMERSON VERMAAT
November 6, 2017 - San Francisco, CA – Amersfoort, NL - In the summer of 2014, Souad Mekhennet, a woman of Moroccan-Turkish descent, born and raised in Germany and a professional journalist who is rather critical of the notorious terror group Islamic State (IS or ISIS), traveled to the Syrian-Turkish border. It was near Reyhanli in Southwestern Turkey where she met 27-year-old Abu Yusaf, a senior security commander for ISIS. Mehkennet describes that meeting in the Preface of her book I Was Told To Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad.
But Mekhennet was surprised when she discovered that Abu Yusaf was a Moroccan immigrant in the Netherlands.
“He tried to hide that he was of Moroccan descent and where exactly in Europe he came from, but I noticed his North African features, and when I switched from classical Arabic to Moroccan Arabic he understood and answered in kind. It turned out that he had been born in Morocco but had lived in the Netherlands since his teens…He also spoke Dutch. I would learn later that he had been trained as an engineer.”
The Dutch General Intelligence and Security Service (AIVD) reported in 2017 that the total number of jihadists who had traveled to the conflict area in Syria and Iraq was 280, in addition to 90 children who were either taken from the Netherlands or born in those two Middle Eastern countries. About 50 jihadists returned to the Netherlands and 45 of them are no longer alive.[Read More]
Marxist AntiFa “End Trump Administration” Demonstrations Underwhelming
November 4, 2017 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org – Though massively promoted via social media and even with the assistance of full page ads having been taken out in the New York Times [yes the same publication that regularly refuses to publish conservative/traditionalist advertising] today’s “Refuse Fascism” protests turned out to largely be non-events.
Law enforcement in large American cities made a massive show of force and in many venues outnumbered the lefty bomb throwers as did pro-Trump supporting counter protesters.[Read More]
Founder Of Georgetown Jihad Center, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Arrested In Saudi Arabia
November 4, 2017 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Al Sabah is reporting that Bin Talal was arrested Sunday morning as part of a round-up of Saudi VIPs who were perceived by Crown Prince Mohammed to be potential bars to his being named the successor to King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, who at 81 is nearing the end of his reign.
“Bin Talal, Waleed Al Ibrahim, chairman of Middle East Broadcasting Center, and Sales Kamal, owner of television channel ART and founder of the Dallah al Baraka Group (DBHC), one of the Middle East's largest conglomerates, were arrested along with Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, head of the National Guard and dozens of princes and former ministers in a new anti-corruption probe. Prince Miteb was once considered a contender for the throne. [source, Bin Talal Arested In Saudi Corruption Probe , Al Sabah]
Bin Talal in addition to being among the world’s richest businessmen, owns 5% of Twitter [the second highest stockholder] as well as having investments in other US entertainment enterprises including NewsCorp, the parent of Fox News and Time Warner. He conducts his business through Kingdom Holding Company .
We view Talal’s ownership of such a significant portion of NewsCorp’s stock to be one of the reasons why the network continues to push the ridiculous meme of lone-wolfism.[Read More]