Aug 25, 2011

CNN's ‘Defining America’ takes a Personal Look at Census Data


CNN's 'Defining America' takes a Personal Look at Census Data

jennacnnpr | August 25, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Categories: CNN, CNN Digital, Enterprise, iReport, Mobile, Press Releases | URL: Interactive Map, Enterprise Reporting and iReporters Tell Story of America has unveiled a new data visualization as part of its ongoing 'Defining America' coverage to take a unique look at the 2010 Census data and make it personal and relatable to people's lives.  The interactive map allows a user to explore the country using raw Census data as well as delve more deeply into CNN's coverage of the towns and people who make upAmerica.

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For more than 22 years CNI has been exposing the machinations of the Israel Lobby: how it dominates America's foreign policy, the stranglehold it has on the US political system, and why Washington's best interests in the Middle East are being subverted. Thanks to your support however, our information about the Lobby and action items to counter its influence are reaching broader audiences and new constituencies. 

Now a new wrinkle has been added to the Lobby's number one agenda item—funding the Israeli government. As you will read in the attached article by CNI's executive director Phil Giraldi (just published today), the US State Department has awarded a grant to a private interest group, the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), to conduct research on anti-Semitism around the world. The amount of the grant is not significant when compared to the billions Washington sends to Tel Aviv, but it is worrisome as it sets a president of new ways to empower Israel's supporters

The premise of the grant, according to Phil's insightful analysis, supports "... the never-ending search for anti-Semitism as confirmation of the perpetual victimhood of the state of Israel, justifying whatever action Tel Aviv chooses to take to 'protect itself.'" 

As Phil points out:

"Just like the untouchable Pentagon budget, it is more important to recognize the political context of the MEMRI contract, that the money is being provided at a time when every other program is being cut. It is a token of commitment on the part of Hillary Clinton and her cohorts, revealing a constituency that she and the White House consider to be so important that it must be appeased."

One other thing you should be aware of. According to Phil's research, MEMRI was founded by former Israeli intelligence officers.

This article should be distributed far and wide: it is another strong argument for the the larger issue of US priorities being misplaced—no, manipulated—by the Israel lobby. Please contact yourRepresentative and US Senators and to the media.

As always, I appreciate your partnership with CNI both financially and as an activist. 


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BBC Exposes Abusisi Kidnapping Story

Gabriel Gatehouse, a BBC foreign correspondent, has delved deeply into the Abubisi story for a major documentary report (podcast) on his kidnapping by Israel and trial for alleged security offenses.  I'm proud to say that Gatehouse came upon the story through my own reporting on this.  Though I'm disappointed he wasn't able to credit my work,

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From: "Fredrick Toben" <>
Date: August 25, 2011 5:31:18 PM EDT
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Santomauro, Here's something of interest - another liar ...

 'Jewish Indiana Jones' more of a Walter Mitty

James Barron, New York

August 26, 2011


Menachem Youlus. Photo: AP


HE DESCRIBED himself as a risk-taking rabbi who had been ''beaten up, thrown in jail and gone $US175,000 into debt'' on ''expeditions'' to Eastern Europe and Russia.

He said his mission was to rescue and restore Torahs that had been ''wrenched from their communities during the Holocaust'' and place them with congregations that would look after them. ''I guess you could call me the Jewish Indiana Jones,'' he wrote in 2004.

But on Wednesday, the rabbi, Menachem Youlus, was arrested in Manhattan on fraud charges. Court papers said he had never gone to the far-flung places he talked about and had made up the stories he told about discovering Torahs at the sites of the Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen concentration camps - or in Iraq in 2007.

Instead, prosecutors accused him of selling fake Torahs and pocketing hundreds of thousands of dollars through Save a Torah, the non-profit organisation he co-founded in 2004. A postal inspector who investigated Youlus's dealings also challenged his tale of financial troubles, saying in court papers that the rabbi had never been deeply in debt.

The postal inspector, Greg Ghiozzi, said Youlus had taken more than $US340,000 of the $US1.2 million collected by the charity, including at least $145,000 he had diverted into his own bank account.

He spelled out how Youlus had used the money to pay for private school tuition for his children and for personal expenses. Youlus had submitted ''falsely inflated and doctored invoices to Save a Torah'' to increase the amounts he received as reimbursements for Torahs.

Youlus, 50, who also runs a Jewish bookstore in Maryland, was released on $100,000 bail after an appearance in federal court. Outside the court, he declined to discuss the case. His lawyer, Paul Rooney, said: ''We deny the accusations.''

Mr Ghiozzi said in court papers that he had found nothing to support Youlus's claim that he had rescued a Torah that had been at Auschwitz.

In April 2008, just before the rededication of a Torah in a ceremony at Central Synagogue in Manhattan on Holocaust Remembrance Day, Youlus said he had dug it out of the ground after finding it with a metal detector.

He also said a sexton in Poland had buried most of the scroll before the Germans got there and that Jewish prisoners in the concentration camp had given the rest - four panels - to a Catholic priest before they were put to death.

Some historians specialising in Holocaust studies questioned Youlus's account.

Mr Ghiozzi said that in 2007, Youlus met a historian who described his own search for the Auschwitz Torah.

Mr Ghiozzi also said that in 2004, when Youlus claimed he had gone to look for it, the only overseas trip he had taken was a two-week visit to Israel.

He also said there was no evidence that Youlus had discovered a Torah in 2002 that he claimed had been hidden beneath a barracks at the Bergen-Belsen camp.

Mr Ghiozzi said a historian had told him Youlus's account did not add up, because the barracks were destroyed by the British army weeks after the camp was liberated in 1945.


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lamest closing sentence of the millenium, but otherwise good reporting and writing that should be educational for all but those with their heads still deeply immersed in  their posteriors...


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Black Writer Elizabeth Wright Dies :: A friend and supporter of


May she rest in peace.

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Elizabeth Wright Dies

by Jared Taylor on August 24, 2011

[Originally published on American Renaissance]


Elizabeth Wright, the editor of Issues and Views, [Archive link]has died. The Booker T. Washington Society posted a brief notice of her death, but I know of no other mention, in paper or on the Internet, of the passing of this remarkable woman.

On June 20, she had posted an ominous notice on her blog, in which she wrote that "If all goes according to plan, I shall be entering a hospice for cancer care." I wrote to her usual e-mail address, asking for more details about her health, but got no reply. It pained me that her final blog notice was titled, "To All Those Friends I Never Met." I was one of those friends she never met.

It would not be an exaggeration to say that I have been fascinated by Elizabeth Wright ever since I became aware of her many years ago, when Issues and Views was still a paper publication. I discovered that Elizabeth had a piercingly clear understanding of race, and wrote in an uncompromising style. We corresponded, and AR posted several of her essays—and yet I never really knew her. Elizabeth wanted it that way.

We spoke on the phone only a few times, and she spoke as she wrote—clearly and vigorously. And yet she kept me at a distance. The last time we spoke I was in New York City, where she lived, and I practically begged her to let me meet her. She declined. She wasn't keen on meeting people, she said.

There was a great deal I wanted to know about Elizabeth Wright. How did a black woman arrive at a view of race so similar to my own? There is usually a story about how whites become dissenters. There must be a whole book about her. And who were her friends? What did her family think of her views? Whenever I asked in passing about her personal life in our e-mail correspondence, she politely deflected my questions.

I therefore know almost nothing about this remarkable and very private woman. I don't know how old she was, whether she was married or had children, what kind of education she had, or what her interests were aside from smashing taboos. And I know nothing of the price she paid—it must have been very high—for her uncompromising defense of what she held to be true.

Anyone who could write and think as Elizabeth did could have achieved prominence, but that would have required her to bow to convention. Instead, she did that old-fashioned thing now so rare it comes almost as a shock; she put principle first.

Perhaps if I had tried harder, Elizabeth would have let me into her life. But perhaps not. I knocked, but she kept the door closed.

Therefore, much as I admire Elizabeth Wright, I know her only through her writing, and in tribute to her I can offer readers nothing more than a selection from some of her columns. I think that is what she would have wanted.

Rest in peace, Elizabeth. Your friends you never met—and I am sure I am one of a great many—will be poorer without you.

On April 4, 2007, radio host Don Imus referred to the largely black Rutgers women's basketball team as "nappy-headed hos." Mr. Imus even abased himself to Al Sharpton, but lost his job anyway. Elizabeth Wright wrote this:

"So, after all this cringing and groveling, what was accomplished? Nothing more than could have been, if Imus had initially said, "Take this job and stuff it!" And how many more white men will feel compelled to prostrate themselves at the feet of blacks? While he was down there, it's surprising that Imus failed to wash Sharpton's feet—a practice that actually was performed on the feet of black men by the contrite white members of the "Christian" organization Promise Keepers. What a wonderful set of role models they make.

One of the most unfortunate consequences of this episode is the fact that yet another white man has helped to restore credibility and social power to those two cynical buffoons, Jackson and Sharpton. Just when it looked like their stars were waning, along comes the groveling Imus, to remind us blacks of just who our "leaders" are."[On Imus - Last thoughts from a long-time listener,April 17, 2007]

In the same essay, she touched on Trent Lott, who also did the white man's crawl for having said "insensitive" things about race:

"Although other whites had disgraced themselves in their various apology stances, Lott set a precedent for white cringing and submission over the race issue. In addition, he sent strong messages, not only to white children, who learned how best to behave when confronted by howling blacks and their confederates, but also to black children, who learned what simple steps are required to bring about the subjection of The Man."

This is from a review of a book by a black woman who railed against "white privilege" and all its evils. Elizabeth was skeptical:

"Her depictions of the unyielding, recalcitrant white, who struts around like a know-it-all, egotistical peacock, had me wondering if she is paying attention to what's really happening in this society, or if her antenna is picking up signals from a distant era. Where are these preening whites, "insulated by privilege" from the problems of blacks, who "simply choose not to know"? Is there really anywhere in this society where one can escape the relentless retelling of the story of slavery, Jim Crow, lynchings, and segregated water fountains? Set upon with the type of charges made by people like Dickerson, and eager to comply with the rules of the race game, most whites strive to keep their heads below the radar, so as not to be slammed with the ruinous accusation of "racist."

She had this to say after hearing former New York City mayor Ed Koch moaning about racism:

"Similarly, Ed Koch had claimed that in this terrible society of America, "all blacks" face racism "every day." According to Koch, from the minute a black leaves his home in the morning to go to work, he encounters ugly, persistent racism, which goes on throughout the day. My ears perked up, because I wanted to know in just which city or state or region were blacks being tormented openly and on a daily basis. Mind you, he was talking about the year 2008. Of course, he, like the young man in the Bodeker film, did not offer any examples of this horrendous treatment.

My instinct was to get in touch with Koch and challenge him to pick any black man, and go off to work with him, spending the entire day on his job, as well as remaining with him in the evening. I would have liked for Koch to come back on radio and report on the terrible, racist encounters suffered that day by that black man.

Of course, we know that no such encounters are occurring on a daily basis… .

However, there are clever blacks who insist on invoking the spirit of that earlier scenario and hyping the "pain of racism," a disposition that a great many whites eagerly buy into. The goal of such blacks is to keep whites preoccupied forever with the Black Cause, while expanding the scope of just what constitutes "racism." That scope, of course, must encompass the very thoughts in the heads of others."

But of all Elizabeth wrote, this powerful passage is perhaps my favorite.

"When the white population falls below the 50% mark, the days of whites running interference for blacks will be over. And so will those special laws biased towards safeguarding perquisites for the "Disadvantaged," which can be mighty expensive to enforce.

Again, what are the odds that those 18th century injunctions devised by thosefunny little men in britches and waistcoats will prevail, once the polyglotnew Americans from Asia and Central and South America begin to flex their political muscle?

So many blacks and their white liberal gurus failed to appreciate those Anglo-originated laws based on "self-evident truths" and the consent of the governed, which were flexible enough to take under their protection the nation's former slaves. Who will there be to ensure that jobs and scholarships and government contracts, and the surfeit of other entitlements, will be available for a people who have grown used to looking to others for slices from the economic pie, instead of baking their own share of it?

Once what's left of constitutional law is gone, partly out of neglect, because the story of the Constitution and its creators will no longer be taught in the variousChinese-Indian-Latino-Arab colored school systems, a new corner will be turned. If blacks think they've been mistreated at the hands of whites, just wait until the affirmative action, set aside party is over—when there is no one to insist that they get undeserved perks, or have a "right" to intrude themselves into places where they are not wanted.

The new dominant ethnics come to this land with their own sob stories of oppression. Unlike whites, they are hardly likely to fall over one another to apologize for past wrongs. Nor are they likely to spend their time in Congress concocting new laws designed to discriminate against their own sons and daughters in favor of blacks.

"Reparations," did you say? Just wait until the first move is made to un-name and re-name some of those Martin Luther King, Jr. boulevards."

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