Gilad Shalit’s 6th Birthday in Captivity: Pray for His Release!

It is important that we pray for Gilad Shalit, as he is in his sixth year of captivity.

Gilad Shalit is an Israeli soldier who was captured in a cross border raid on the crossing Kerem Shalom from the Gaza Strip by Gazan militants on 25 June 2006 and has been held hostage by Hamas ever since.

From Facebook:

Please help us remember Gilad Shalit on his 6th birthday in captivity on Sunday, August 28, 2011 and take action to help secure his release by doing the following 5 things:

1. Please LIKE the Facebook page that was launched this week, “5 Million for the Release of Gilad Shalit,” and ask all your Facebook friends to LIKE it and ask all your friends to ask all THEIR Facebook friends to LIKE it. Together we will reach our goal of making this page go viral and reach 5 million likes!

2. Please write birthday wishes, thoughts and prayers for Gilad on the “5 Million for the Release of Gilad Shalit” page.

3. Please sign the petition for Gilad’s release.

4. Please watch these videos that were created for Gilad.

Birthday video: (from

Slideshow video: (from

5. Please copy the following and make it your status Sunday, August 28, 2011:
Gilad Shalit will spend his 6th birthday in captivity today! He must be released! Please visit and leave your birthday wishes, thoughts, and prayers for Gilad.

Thank you for caring about Gilad and working for his release!

Glenn Beck Restores Courage in Israel, Inspires Global Movement

Cross-posted from Washington Times Communities:

Amidst criticism of his “Restoring Courage” events in Israel, Glenn Beck succeeds and inspires a new global movement.

“Big Business Monkeys” Are Coming to Take UCSD’s Books Away?! Not Quite

The war over budget cuts at the University of California–one between leftists in the administration/professors and the UC Regents–is getting heated.

Watch out, fellow Tritons! Big Business Monkeys are going after our books at UCSD.

What is a big business monkey, you might ask? Simply the invention of one student who is dismayed by capitalism and is looking to make a scapegoat out of it.

Understandably, the university has no right depriving us of books. School officials always talk about children and optimal education, but most fail to deliver providing such quality education.

Professors and administrative officials arguably make too much money, and leave us–the students–with limited resources.

This finding is confirmed by The California Review:

UC student costs 1997-2011 vs CA state funding
• Also: # of Faculty and # of Senior Administrators.
• Student Fee is full student fee. State Funding is CA funding to the UC General Fund. Both are adjusted for inflation to CPI-U.
• The # of Faculty is full-time-hours equivalent of regular ladder-based faculty (most common type of faculty).
• The # of Senior Management is full SMG (Senior Management Group) & MSP (Manager and Senior Professional) count.

Watch this video. Although it addresses the problem of library closures, it vilifies the privatization of education and is full of inaccuracies.

From the Facebook event:

Education should be a public resource. Don’t let the Big Business Monkeys cut such an important part of our education at UCSD. Prevent the sale of books by borrowing as many books as you possibly can. Exercise your right as a UCSD student! Borrow a shit ton of books. It’s all based on this complex logical system derived in the highest minds of this supposedly prestigious institution:

Libraries cannot sell books, that they do not have.

So let’s remind UCSD that such frivolous cuts in this vital student resource will not be tolerated by fucking with them during the first week of school.

Just check out books, you should check out books you’re interested in. Let your check outs be representative of the subjects you as a student are interested in. Don’t feel like you have to read all of them, but let it show that students from all majors love the library system and need such an institution to keep a diverse collection. Show that such budget cuts on student resources is an intolerable and irresponsible decision.

Let’s have fun with this, tell your friends, will improve description in due time.

“I can only speak for one of the libraries on campus, but while books are regularly churned out of the stacks, there is an equal amount that is constantly being pumped in to the stacks to compensate. I don’t think it is necessarily a cause for panic. Facilities and operation hours are in much more jeopardy, and should probably be the focus.”

-> On this note, let’s publicize these concerns as well. This is purely gonzo logic, symbolism over action since we’re all minions in the UC game after all. Use the system to bring this issue to the forefront, confront the Capitalist concerns for what they are, show how the UC system is becoming more privatized and putting the students and their resources on the back burner. Check out that copy of Rings of Saturn that you’ve been meaning to read ever since you got into the writings of Walter Benjamin, I don’t know, say more and add to the discussion! let’s make this a learning experience, since that’s what you’re here for other than that piece of shiny paper.

In these difficult times, it is not (ever) wise to blame capitalism for the UC system’s financial failures. Instead, look to the people in charge and the exorbitant costs they’ve generated. It’s time that the higher ups (professors, administration) sacrifice too. Stop wasting our tax dollars.

Epic: James O’Keefe Protege Attempts to Ban Lucky Charms at Miami U

John Buckley* and Miami U students profiled a recent stint regarding Lucky Charms cereal.  Buckley is following in the footsteps of his mentor and investigative journalist, James O’Keefe.

Buckley and his cohorts traps Miami U’s director of Diversity Affairs and get him to admit support for banning Lucky Charms. Watch the following video below:

During his time at Rutgers University in New Jersey, O’Keefe attempted to ban Lucky Charms from dining halls. He justified such to show how insulting the popular cereal brand was to Irish-Americans. His video highlighted the negative impact Irish stereotypes (i.e. leprechauns) have on Irish-American students at the respective university.

This is marvelous work. Americans are indebted to citizen journalists like O’Keefe and Buckley for exposing  injustices that go unnoticed by the establishment media.  If you wish to support James O’Keefe and his Project Veritas, please visit their site and donate.

*Note: John professionally goes by Mr. Buckley.

Purchase Your “Stand” T-Shirt TODAY to Support RCUS, Glenn Beck!

From RCUS partnering group, 76 Garments. Purchase your t-shirt here:

Price: $25.00

A stylish conversation starter. Stand for one of America’s best allies by donning this artistic adaptation of the ancient symbol of Jewish identity.

Made and printed in America.
Super-soft discharge print on 100% combed cotton.
Choose unisex (pictured on him) or women’s cut (pictured on her).
Machine wash (it gets even better when you do).

Hand numbered ltd. edition.

Tax, shipping, and handling included in price

Now being sold through to raise money for the Restoring Courage Rally in Israel.

Restore Courage and Stand with Israel Wednesday, August 24th in Point Loma

Want to Stand with Israel this August 24th in San Diego and don’t know where to go? Head over to Point Loma!

Yours truly, Christians United for Israel of California, and Eagle Forum of San Diego are hosting a “Restoring Courage” viewing party, potluck and Q&A session to stand with our greatest ally in the Middle East: Israel.

This is in conjunction with Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Courage” event taking place in Israel and the Restoring Courage U.S. movement, which was founded by my friend Nicole Pearce and I.

The event we’ll be broadcasting is Restoring Courage: Courage to Stand this Wednesday, August 24th, 2011:

On August 24, 2011, Glenn Beck will host an event at the Davidson Center in Jerusalem. Taking place just steps from the Western Wall and the Temple Mount, this program calls for unity among all faiths, and will honor Israelis who have displayed courage in their struggle for survival and peace. It will also issue a challenge to all citizens of the world to stand with and declare their support for Israel. Joining Glenn will be religious leaders, esteemed speakers and entertainers including the Rabbi of the Western Wall, Shumuel Rabinovitch, Academy Award winning actor Jon Voight, internationally renowned singer Dudu Fisher, and the Jerusalem Great Synagogue Choir. Tickets to this event are SOLD OUT; however, you can watch the program LIVE on!

Some important event details:

Restoring Courage US- CA

Where: Bldg 177 Truxton Road, San Diego, 92106

When: Wednesday, August 24, 2011, 7:00 PM



We ask those of you who value freedom, honor and faith to stand with Glenn Beck and leaders from around the world with one united voice. Glenn’s company, Mercury Radio Arts, is hosting three events in Israel. The main event will be the evening of August 24th at The Southern Wall Excavations.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 – 7:00pm – 10:00pm
              Bldg 177 Truxton Road San Diego, CA 92106 (NTC)
(Enter from Rosecrans/Roosevelt Rd – At the foot of the hill, turn left – you are on
Truxton Rd. Building on the corner of Truxton & Dewey; same side of street as Vons –
free parking)
Featuring GLENN BECK
Restoring Courage US from Jerusalem, Israel
Hosted by:
Restoring Courage US- Co-Founder Gabriella Hoffman, (949) 302-8266
Christians United For Israel- CA Rep. Pastor Greg Stephens, (619) 619 250-7685
Eagle Forum San Diego- Woody Woodrum, President, (858) 652-9528
“And who knows that you have come to the Kingdom
for such a time as this?”
Esther 4:14
Tables for Organizations: Cost – $25 for the entire event. If you wish to reserve one, please contact Woody Woodrum at Arrive at 6pm to set up your tables/booths.
Food: Potluck style! Please bring food items and necessary supplies.  We don’t want to leave anyone hungry!
Cost: FREE, but we encourage everyone to donate anything, regardless of amount, to help offset the cost of the event.
Hope to see you there!
P.S. If you’re in the media and wish to cover our event, please contact Gabriella at