On June 8, 2011 Delta Airlines had a hard time explaining why they charged America’s finest, members of the United States Armed Forces, returning from Afghanistan $ 2,800 for their extra luggage.
Just to make sure, after facing outraged protests, Delta had to paddle back and now is allowing U.S. Military 4 extra pieces of luggage. What a pity – American soldiers, returning from duty shouldn’t have any restrictions on luggage, period.
But it didn’t take long for Delta Air to be in the negative headlines again.
On June 22, 2011 WND reported that “Delta adopts Saudi ‘no-Jew’ fly policy”. A challenge to building discrimination that has already been brought to the attention of the U.S. Congress.
The background on this is Delta Airlines’ plan to add Saudi Arabian Airlines to its “Sky Team Alliance”.
What is “Sky Team Alliance”?
International Travelers do experience that when they book a flight on one Airline many times they end up on a totally different one, something that has happened to me a lot. The reason for this “Alliance” which is pretty simple:
If an airplane has a technical difficulty or comes in late from a connecting flight and cannot be made ready on time another airline who has an empty machine on the ground takes over and charges back to the original carrier. This is a win-win situation since an airplane on the ground costs money and airlines need to keep customers satisfied by flying on time.
Saudi Arabian Airlines was the latest to join this Group. But here is the problem. This Airline bans Jews or Israeli Citizens from flights to Jeddah.
As a matter of fact Saudi Arabia has a history of refusing Visa’s to people of Jewish faith, people with Israeli passports, and even people with Jewish sounding names. They also ban every one with an Israeli stamp in their passport as Cathy Lynn Grossman, USA Today reports.
So if you just happened to be a Christian with German ancestors who just happened to be named, for example Rosenberg and you booked a flight with Delta and because of Sky Policy Saudi Air takes over you won’t be permitted to board. Rosenbergis a Jewish sounding name.
In a Statement issued by Trebor Banstetter on their blog he responded with its non-discrimination policy.
Trebor Banstetter’s Statement:“We’ve gotten questions today from you, our concerned customers, following an article about Saudi Arabian Airlines joining SkyTeam (the global airline alliance that includes Delta as a member). After listening to many of your thoughts today, we’d like to take this opportunity to share some information and help to clarify some of the questions we know you have.
First and foremost, I think one of the most important things to mention here is that Delta does not discriminate nor do we condone discrimination against anyone in regards to age, race, nationality, religion, or gender.
That said, some have raised questions about whether Saudi Arabian Airlines’ membership in SkyTeam means Delta is adopting any type of policies that could present barriers to travel for some passengers, including Jewish customers. For this particular concern, it’s important to realize that visa requirements to enter any country are dictated by that nation’s government, not the airlines, and they apply to anyone entering the country regardless of whether it’s by plane, bus or train.
We, like all international airlines, are required to comply with all applicable laws governing entry into every country we serve. You as passengers are responsible for obtaining the necessary travel documents, such as visas and certification of required vaccinations, and we’re responsible for making sure that you have the proper documentation before you board.”
I am not quite sure what is more disgusting this phony Statement or Delta’s lack of integrity and backbone.
What they are basically saying is that they have to comply with foreign country laws and I totally agree with that.
We as Americans expect Companies as well as people who come in our country to adopt and respect our laws, society, and principles and accept them and we are bound to give the same respect to other countries if we go there.
That is perfectly fine with me.
But here is the thing: IF I DO NOT LIKE THE LAWS IN THAT FOREIGN COUNTRY I JUST DON’T GO THERE AND DO NOT PERFORMS BUSINESS THERE – it is as simple as that.
There are hundreds of Airlines out there and I am sure Delta does not need Saudi Air for partnering.
When Saudi Air applied to Sky Alliance, Delta could have demanded that this policy does not comply with American principles of freedom of religion and is discriminating and demand that the Saudi’s either adjust or partner with somebody else.
On top of that Delta could have show that they had some spine and boycotted Middle Eastern flights.
But no, just to make sure Delta could follow the current official (Obama issued) American policy of “kissing ass” to the Muslims they have no shame whatsoever and would rather discriminate against the Jews – 1939 anybody???
What is next? Discriminating against Christians? According to OSCE we are already the largest most persecuted religion in the world with 105,000 dead every year (this blog is to be followed on Monday).
Thank God we still have a choice inAmerica and can choose from several different Airlines and we do not depend on Delta Air.
Some of my friends have already called Delta and waived their frequent flyer miles telling them they can shove it where the sun doesn’t shine.
As for me, I only fly internationally Texas based American Airlines, period.
So I call upon you, all people reading this:
God Bless you
WND; Sky Team Alliance; USA Today; Delta Blog; Delta Email; Find local number link
Lately Christians in this country more and more have become used to being subject to discrimination, oppression, and slandering.
Just this past week Texas Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) had to take the heat because he dared to impose a “National Day of prayer for our beaten Nation on August 6th 2011”.
Critics immediately opposed that his call for a prayer was “too evangelical” as New York Times reports.
I have never heard Muslims call for prayer for our Nation, have you?
Christianity has always been a thorn in the flesh of radical left wing organizations such as the ACLU. Mostly because Christians strongly believe in moral values, the indefeasibility of traditional family, family values, and the right to live.
The latter especially was always a pain in the rear end for the ACLU because it contradicts their Agenda of Abortion.
But things have become worse since that radical Muslim-lover Obama joined the White House. On his very first inaugural tour he traveled to Egyptand declared publically that “The United States of America is no longer a Christian nation” bowing his head before Muslims.
He and his Czars have done everything in their power to promote Muslimization and allow Sharia Law to be installed all at the expense of Christianity in order to destroy it.
Christianity is the foundation of which our Foundation is built. Our founding fathers always had God in their minds and each and every declaration starts by mentioning “God”.
President Obama knows that Christianity as well as the Constitution (and both belong to each other as the fish to the water) is the foundation of everything Conservative Americans believe in.
In order to break our strength he has to take away what we love most – The CONSTITUTION AND OUR FAITH.
Doing so Obama plays a dangerous game with one of the most dangerous religions – Islam.
Obama really believes – if he helps Islamist’s to undermine our society and dismantle Christianity, and in the long run the spirit of the conservatives, he can then control Islam and build a socialist regime in America.
But that is going to back fire on him – because Muslims play Obama like an old piano. They know that as soon as we – the Christians – are destroyed, they will take over our Country and build a Muslim theocracy.
However, Obama in all of his radicalism and blindfolded naivety believing he will be able to control Muslims is not stupid at all.
He knows that by too much open force against Christianity he could produce a potential civil armed conflict. So, he does what Democrats always do best he uses indoctrination as a weapon.
It is quite contradicting that a radical organization like the ACLU who claims to fight for the separation of Church and State supports a radical Muslim faith that will never submit to Democracy and freedom of religion. On the contrary, Muslims are bound to impose a theocracy.
Michael Youssef founder of the Evangelical Church of the Apostles says in an interview with Christian Post: “Islam is a political and social ideology that will never submit to a secular form of government”.
While radical idiotic ACLU joined Forces with terrorist tied CAIR and keeps filing lawsuits against Christianity Obama positioned his Czars in all the important places to provide the proper indoctrination based on regulations for his advantage.
In this particular Case the FCC – Federal Communication Commission.
The best way to indoctrinate Americans is – TELEVISION. It is a fact that almost every American owns a TV, and though most people keep complaining about TV and the programs they keep watching.
In today’s world, kids spend more time in front of the TV than anywhere else. And though many parents really try to control what their children watch they are helpless when the Government uses the FCC issued TV regulations to indoctrinate socialism, muslimization, and other radical agenda’s through Children’s programs, and lately even through Christian Networks such as TBN (Trinity Broadcast Network).
With all of the cable networks leaving moral values by the wayside or surrendering to governmental and ACLU enforced political correctness the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) has always been the stronghold for Christians and Christian programs.
But apparently “compromise” and “political correctness” has now infected them too.
Rick Warren, who is the pastor of Saddleback church in southern California, author of “Purpose Driven Life” and well known for swearing in Obama, has now become known for his desperate and radical attempt to introduce an interfaith program called “Chrislam”, a mix of Christianity and Islam. On June 8th 2011 TBN chose to impose “censorship” on a 23 year running program because the preacher was naming churches and leaders that have “lost their way” – Rick Warren was one of them.
When Jack Van Impe, of the weekly TV program, Jack Van Impe Presents, (a well known TV pastor) was explaining “Chrislam” and how un-Biblical and dangerous it is to our Christian faith and named 2 specific individuals, Robert Schuller and Rick Warren, TBN would not show the program.
In an open Letter written on June 11, 2011 by Jack Van Impe to all his partners and published on his website, he specifically states what happened and the reasons given by Matt Crouch of TBN on why they were not going to air his program or his DVD offer. Jack Van Impe’s letter can be read here on his website.
An official response from TBN remains unanswered. I requested a written Statement on the matter from TBN and received no reply at all.
A telephone inquiry was made by many of my friends and remains questionable – Telephone operators at TBN are saying the censorship issue is due to the FCC.
Questionable because that is not was told to Jack Van Impe: “On Wednesday afternoon we received a call from Matt Crouch of TBN informing us that they would not run that program, despite having aired it Monday evening. The reason he gave was that we specifically mentioned Rick Warren and Robert Schuller and that it is TBN’s policy that broadcasters are not allowed to rebuke other ministries” (See www.jvim.com/update for full letter).
And here is my major concern:
“1st Amendment of the United States Constitution clearly prohibits the making of any law “respecting establishments of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, infringing on the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of press, interfering right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances”.
So when the FCC, a Governmental organization interferes with a private network of religious faith programs this is a clear violation of the 1st Amendment and unconstitutional.
And if this “censorship” is only based on FCC regulations, why hasn’t TBN opposed it and filed a lawsuit? In my opinion TBN has hidden behind feeblish excuses in order to appease the elite, Rick Warren and Robert Schuller.
The ACLU, Barrack Obama and the Federal Government is so concerned about the separation of State and Religion that it does everything possible in their power to dismantle the Christian influence in our society.
Why would they on the other hand so desperate try to sneak the indoctrination of Islam through the backdoor and even completely violate the 1st Amendment enforcing the indoctrination of a religion through a Governmental regulatory organization?
Texas– still one State under God – And not for Sale
The question is how much longer?
Bottom line is that just like the Nazi’s, the Obama administration pushes its will on the American people using the current media options to their advantage.
And just like WE THE PEOPLE changed the mind of Lt. Governor Dewhurst on the TSA-Anti-Groping-Bill through constitutional force by calling and emailing them, we have to do the same with TV Stations and Networks.
It is up to us to make it clear to them that they live exclusively off of us the viewers and if they don’t start making programs for us we will stop watching them.
Pick up the phone and contact TBN toll free 1-888-731-1000 or TBN’s business office under 1-714-832-2950 or pick up their website and send them a message or simply send them a good old fashioned letter: TBN, P.O. Box, Santa Ana, CA 92711.
Go tell your pastor, make it a case in church, and lobby and gather WE THE PEOPLE to force TBN to give up on the betrayal of true Christianity and take a stand for us.
If you do nothing you can be sure that Texaswill not much longer be “One State under God” and “In God We Trust” will no longer be the American Quote.
If you do nothing our Christian heritage will be erased. WE NEED our Cable Networks to pass on the TRUE Word of God since we cannot count on regular churches anymore.
May God BlessAmerica
For a month the turmoil’s also known as “Arab Spring” has reachedSyria. President Bashar al-Assad battles with the upmost brutality.
Thousands of dead protesters shock the world and the ultra liberal Europeans don’t seem to understand why nobody is willing to take action against the tyrannical dictator.
As usual the European Leftist media launches the standard accusation against the United States and the United nations, claiming that they don’t care about the dead because Syria has no oil to offer. Unlike Libya who is one of the richest countries in Oil and gas resources.
Europe is the largest business partner inLibya, Europe obtains the majority of its oil and gas needs (Austria for example a total of 25% of its Oil and Gas needs) from Libya.
The United States is only allowed to pay for the War they fight on behalf of the hypocritical Europeans.
But back to Syria and the claim nobody seems to care about the dead protesters and the genocide produced by the local government. Claiming economical interest or the lack of the same is way too easy and way too far from reality.
The truth is that politics is like a chess game. And every chess player knows one always thinks three moves ahead. And that is the real reason why the United Nations cannot surmount itself to harsher sanctions against Syria.
Syria is already a financially and economically challenged country and lives mostly on its banking system, providing the bank accounts not only for Saudi Countries, but also for Iran. Iran has tough UN resolutions on their back and cannot, like any other country, perform its business publically.
Syrian Banks provide the opportunity forIran to buy and sell all kinds of goods from Russia, China, and other Iran-friendly countries, performing and processing bank services. That also includes payments from and to Terror organizations.
Also, Saudi Arabian Countries finance “questionable Groups” through Syria. Payments Saudi Countries do not want the U.S.to know about in order not to jeopardize their Oil business. Criminalists would call it money laundering.
And then there is the United Nations and here is the chess game that comes in.
Between Syria and Israel is the so called UNDOF unit. United Nations Disengagement Observer Forces, with order to protect and uphold the weapons hold status between Syria and Israel.
But the UN is not an occupant and is only there because Syria agreed to it in a contract, which means if Assad feels betrayed by the UN he can easily and without giving any explanation withdraw the permission to have this unit on his soil and that would be devastating for the UN and their radical upcoming agenda in September.
Let’s play that through for the moment.
The United Nations not only strongly condemns, but also punishes Syria for its genocide even threatening military action, and Bashar al-Assad withdraws his permission having UN peacekeeping soldiers on Syrian property.
That is what Iran is waiting for. 427,000 Palestinian refugees from Lebanon will immediately come over the Golan Heights smuggler routes joining forces with 478,000 Palestinian refugees inSyria.
With practically no puffer provided by the UN forces 905,000 Palestinians will make a run forIsrael’s borders trying to overrun them.
Israel will have no other choice than to gather the majority of its troops on the Syrian border in order to stop the flood of Palestinians.
This is exactly what Ahmedinejad of Iran needs, claiming an Israeli attack on Syria, which allows him to come to the aid of his “Syrian brothers”.
Meanwhile, the borders to Gaza and the West bank are weakened and an additional 4.1 Million Palestinians (2.5 Million from the West Bank and 1.6 Million from Gaza) attack Israel seeing their chance to finally do what Hamas and Hezbollah dream of – the final destruction of Israel and the taking over of the entire country.
And if anybody thinks the remaining 2 Million Palestinians inJordan can be stopped they are a fool.
As of here the world has only 2 choices: Sit back and watchIsrael die or interfere with a combined force which will end in a long-lasting brutal war if not a world war or worse a nuclear war.
4,300 Syrian refuges are already inside Turkey, the Financial Times reports and thousands more are to be expected. In case of an outbreak of war on Syria those refugees could easily become guerilla fighters having enough support in a highly muslimized country like Turkey. The third World War would be on.
Either way the radical UN Agenda of building a Palestinian state in September recognized and accepted by the world community is nothing more than wishful thinking.
The United Nations keeps doing what they do best, hold meaningless negotiations and weak condemnations against Syria assuring that Assad is not too offended and the situation clears itself up.
That way their radical Agenda of building a Palestine State in September is not in jeopardy at all.
Bottom line is: European allegations that the world does not interfere because of lack of resources is nonsense.
The U.S. does not interfere because it is not our problem and the UN considers the slaughtered victims inSyria collateral damage for their higher Palestinian Agenda in September.
So much for a self declared humanitarian organization – United Nations
It is all about politics and Agenda
© Tom Lehner
- Tom Lehner: “Israels Nightmare – forcefully back to 1967”
- Financial Times
When the USDOJ tried to put Texas in a choke-hold by threatening a “No-Fly” Zone over Texas because of the HB [sic] 1937 Freedom of Travel Act, commonly known as the Anti-Groping TSA Bill, the outrage in Texas was tremendous.
The outrage was, understandably, even bigger when Texas Lawmakers actually decided to give in to the Federal blackmail and remove the Bill on May 24, 2011, knowing that there would be no chance for this Bill to be re-installed in the 82nd. Legislative Session.
I wrote about this in my last column.
“Don’t mess withTexas” and “Don’t forget theAlamo” once again this became more than just phrases.
One of the leading people fighting this outrageous act of gutlessness by some of our Texas Lawmakers was a Texas Native, freelance writer, fiscal conservative, and devoted wife and mother Ann-Marie Murrell. Both of us independently used our Networks to make people aware of this issue and fight this removal.
Several of our mutual friends have had their personal liberty and “Right to Privacy” completely ignored by being groped at the airports by the TSA.
As we Texans say – the Lord works in mysterious ways and Praise the Lord – our protests availed.
It was mostly Ann-Marie Murrells strong willed action of constantly contacting our Legislators that allows me to bring some good news to you.
On May 31st, 2011 Mrs. Murrell posted on FB:
“Rep. David Simpson just contacted me asking for help in spreading the word. Please contact Tx. Gov. Rick Perry re. pushing for a special session of Congress to pass the anti-groping TSA bill. Hopefully if Gov. Perry steps up it’ll make a difference: 800-252-9600. See note on my page for more info.”
Subject: Ask Gov. Perry to tell the TSA “Come and Take It!”
by Ann-Marie Murrell on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 7:14pm
Hi friends, Rep. David Simpson sent me a personal e-mail asking that I spread his message. Please take a few moments to call and/or e-mail Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Whether you live in Texas or not, they could set the precident for the rest of America to make personal touching/groping in airports illegal.
My fellow 4th Amendment activists,
There is a possibility of getting the TSA bill added into a special session if we put enough pressure on the Governor. One more push this year!
Here is a basic template that you can edit as needed and send on to your people. Just delete this top info and reformat for your group (or send as is).
Thank you for all your work! We have accomplished a lot already with all of your help and we’re almost done with session for this year. Keep it up a bit longer!
URGENT: ASK the GOVERNOR To Include
The TSA Bill – HB 1937
In His Call For a Special Session
This is a “Gonzalez Moment” for Our 4th Amendment Rights
Which Protect the Dignity of Travelers
Governor Perry will probably call a special session immediately (Tuesday, May 31st) or possibly in July. He can call up multiple pieces of legislation at his discretion. Please call, fax, email, or write Governor Perry requesting him to include HB 1937 in the Special Session.
Contact the Office of the Governor
800-252-9600 Texas 512-463-2000 Main Switch Board
512-463-1782 Austin & Out of State Contact Form (click to go)
512-463-1849 Fax P.O. Box 12428, Austin, Texas 78711
HB 1937 prohibits public officials from groping
the private parts of travelers as a condition of travel
A public servant while acting under his office or employment as a part of a search of another person to grant access to a publicly accessible building or form of transportation intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly searches another person without probable cause; and touches certain private parts including through clothing or in a manner that would be offensive to a reasonable person.
HB 1937 Will Stand Up to Scrutiny
Broad Support for HB 1937
This legislation is designed to protect the freedom and dignity of people by stopping the treatment of travelers as criminal suspects and the forcing of innocent citizens to submit to unreasonable and humiliating searches without probable cause as a condition of travel.
Update 31.May 2011
I JUST GOT OFF THE PHONE WITH REP. SIMPSON again–it’s still on and actually the Lt. Gov David Dewhurst recommended the bill be reintroduced (possibly because he saw the national outpour & he’s up for reelection soon). PLEASE CALL GOV. PERRY’S OFFICE NOW–Rep. Simpson said this session (which STARTED TODAY) could go on for 2 weeks. Let Gov. Perry know your stories–tell him about it, Laydee Tex!
On the same day she updated:
“I JUST GOT OFF THE PHONE WITH REP: SIMPSON again—it’s still on and actually the Lt. Governor Dewhurst recommended the bill be reintroduced (possibly because he saw the national outpour & and he’s up for reelection soon). PLEASE CALL GOV: PERRY’S OFFICE NOW—Rep. Simpson said that session which starts today could go on for 2 weeks. Let Gov. Perry know your stories.”
The fight is not over. We cannot alone rely on one person to fight the battle that concerns all of us. Though great Patriots like Ann-Marie and many of my other friends and fellow compatriots do what we can, we need all of you to help and support us.
Let’s face it, this country is built on WE THE PEOPLE and it is WE THE PEOPLE that hold the power, and our representatives need to be reminded that they have only 2 choices:
1) Represent us and our wishes, and get reelected or
2) Find the next unemployment office
Here I am – I urge you to make your voice heard and call your Rep. – Bombard them with faxes, Emails, or both and make sure they understand they are bound by an oath to protect and defend the Constitution and the American people, and not Barrack Obama’s Czars.
Here is the contact Stats for the Amarillo area (13th Congressional District)
Governor Rick Perry’s office
Information and Referral Hotline [for Texas callers] :
Citizen’s Opinion Hotline [for Texas callers] :
Information and Referral and Opinion Hotline [for Austin, Texas and out-of-state callers] :
Office of the Governor Main Switchboard :
Citizen’s Assistance Telecommunications Device
If you are using a telecommunication device for the deaf (TDD),
call 711 to reach Relay Texas
Office of the Governor Fax:
For email go to the Governors Website:
Lt. Governor Dewhurst’s office
Call by phone
Email contact form
U.S. Senator John Cornyn (For West Texas)
U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson
Texas Congressional District 13 Mac Thornberry
Senate District 31 Senator Kel Seliger
House District 86 – Rep. John T. Smithee
I put a lot of effort in providing the contact information in here for you. Now it is up to you to take action. All it takes is a short message to let them know how you feel and urge them to support the Bill HB1937 ina special congressional Session.
We Texans have always taken actions against the Federal opressors, we always put up a fight. Go fight for our independency and call your Rep today.
DONT FORGET THE ALAMO
God bless you and
GOD BLESS TEXAS
Texans for Accountable Government call for a “Support Anti Groping Bill” rally.
Place: Texas Capitol South Step; Austin – Texas
When: Saturday June 4, 2011
12.30pm – 1.30pm