I take it you're not going to the movies to see Atlas Shrugged.<quoted text>
Then why did Teddy Roosevelt (Republican) enact the Food Safety act?
Ever read any Upton Sinclair?
"He [Teddy R] stated "radical action must be taken to do away with the efforts of arrogant and selfish greed on the part of the capitalist."  The President was leery of aligning himself with Sinclair's politics and conclusions in The Jungle, so he sent Labor Commissioner Charles P. Neill and social worker James Bronson Reynolds, men whose honesty and reliability he trusted, to Chicago to make surprise visits to meat packing facilities. Despite betrayal of the secret to the meat packers, who worked three shifts a day for three weeks to clean the factories prior to the inspection, Neill and Reynolds were still revolted by the conditions at the factories and at the lack of concern by plant managers. Their oral report to Roosevelt tentatively supported Sinclair, failing only to substantiate the claim of workers falling into rendering vats and being left to be sold as lard. Neill testified before Congress that they had reported only "such things as showed the necessity for legislation" and that he did not think it was also necessary to "praise things where they were worthy of praise.".........
Roosevelt submitted the Neill-Reynolds report to Congress on June 4, 1906. Public pressure led to the passage of the Meat Inspection Act and the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906, which established the Bureau of Chemistry that would become the Food and Drug Administration in 1930."
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#41866 Oct 12, 2012
#41867 Oct 12, 2012
Obviously. And so was Rep.Cummings.
#41868 Oct 12, 2012
Speaking of the Taliban, the former security guys in Benghazi who were "pestering" the State Dept for additional 'qualified' security personnel, said it well.
"The former regional security officer in Libya, Eric Nordstrom, recalled talking to a regional director and asking for twelve security agents.
His response to that was,You are asking for the sun, moon and the stars. And my response to him his name was Jim Jim, you know what makes most frustrating about this assignment? It is not the hardships, it is not the gunfire, it is not the threats. It is dealing and fighting against the people, programs and personnel who are supposed to be supporting me. And I added (sic) it by saying,
>>>>>>>F or me the Taliban is on the inside of the building.<<<< <
Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Wood, the commander of a Security Support Team (SST) sent home in August against his wishes and, he says, the wishes of the late Ambassador Chris Stevens said we were fighting a losing battle. We couldnt even keep what we had.
With friends like this in the State Department, who needs enemies.
Dammam, Saudi Arabia
#41869 Oct 12, 2012
Why it is for me?
Every act committed by so called Extremists will be brought to me?
Did I favor anytime any wrongful act committed by any Muslim?
I stand by Islam and its teachings not what Mr. X, Y or Z does.
Islam does not advocate that people take law in their own hand and dispense their own justice. In Islamic courts such people are like criminals and they would be dealt very severely.
But you people do not want Islamic courts, do you?
Dammam, Saudi Arabia
#41870 Oct 12, 2012
Mohammad , the Ideal Prophet By SYED SULAIMAN NADWI (Abridged) Part-20
Lecture 3. The Historic Aspect of Prophet Muhammads Life (Contd.)
Sources of Prophets Biography:
But, I believe it was worth while to bring home to you the historic aspect of the holy Prophets biography and the soundness and reliability of its sources. Now I would like to put to you what formed the basis of the biography of the holy Prophet and how these sources were arranged and used.
Quran the First and Foremost Source:
The most important, the most authentic and the noblest part of his biography is, of course, the part which has been based on the holy Quran. It is a source whose veracity and dependability has not been successfully challenged yet, even by the adversaries of Islam.
This part of his biography which is based on the authority of the holy Quran includes all the main features of his life.
His life before he was ordained a prophet, his being an orphan and poor, his search for the truth, his prophethood, the Divine revelation, his declaration of his mission and preaching, his ascension to the heavens, the enmity of the nonbelievers, his migration to Madinah, his battles, his character, in short every significant event of his life has been referred to in the holy Quran.
This has made his biography the most authentic life history that exists in the history of mankind. It simply has no parallel.
Second Source The Books of Authentic Hadith Collections:
The second source of his biography is the hadith or the traditions of the holy Prophet (Peace be upon him). These traditions come to be close to a hundred thousand.
They have been sorted out and classified (depending on their chain of narration) as absolutely authentic; slightly less so; and the ones that are not the genuine sayings of the holy Prophet (Peace be upon him).
Most Authentic collections of Hadith:
The most authentic and reliable are known as Sehah Sitta. They consist of six books, compiled by highly regarded scholars after a very careful assessment of each and every tradition included in this collection.
Then there are collections of traditions known as Masaneed. The biggest and the best known of these collections belongs to Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal (May Allah be pleased with him). It consists of six volumes. Each volume contains no less than five hundred pages written in the small Egyptian hand writing.
These volumes contain the traditions reported by the holy Prophets companions and each companions narration has been mentioned separately. They are a mixture of the events of holy Prophets life and his teachings.
Third Source the Books about his Life:
The third source is known as Maghazee. They are books that mostly give an account of the wars and battles in which the holy Prophet took part himself.
Some other incidents have also been mentioned. Some of the well- known Maghazee include that of
- Urwah bin Zubair (died in 94AH/ 712AD)
- Imam Zuhris Maghazee (124 AH/ 741AD),
- Maghazee of Musa bin Uqbah (141 AH/ 758AD),
- Maghazee by Ibn Ishaq (150 AH/ 767 AD), by Ziad Al Bakai (182 AH/ 798AD) and
Waqidis Maghazee (207 AH/ 825 AD).
These are some of the oldest sources of the holy Prophets biography.
Since: Aug 11
#41871 Oct 12, 2012
Does Pakistan have Islamic courts? If so, where is the justice for this girl? Something tells me these sham courts would side with the Taliban anyway since women have so few rights in these barbaric societies.
I bring this to you to show you the logical conclusion of treating women as second class citizens - something you seem to be okay with.
#41872 Oct 12, 2012
And are the imams who incite people to do these wrongful acts brought before Islamic courts to face charges? Oh I forgot - they are the court.
#41873 Oct 13, 2012
What's your point did you forget I wasnt a Republican. government always wants more power, I less to do about safety is more to about control.
#41874 Oct 13, 2012
it's even more disingenuous that a politician is talking about greed of a capitalist.
#41875 Oct 13, 2012
Don't. be foolish, once the Arab oil fields go up in flames oil will sky rocket, and demand will increase , problem reaction solution.
#41876 Oct 13, 2012
#41877 Oct 13, 2012
Have you ever tried to divide your thoughts into sentences?
Your point (I thought) was that business, if left to its own devices, would tend to do the right thing: produce safe food, etc.
We tried that. It turns out they (and we) benefit from a bit of oversight.
Do you disagree?
#41878 Oct 13, 2012
I'm not a politician.
But you deny that greed/profit motive can cause one to cut corners?
#41879 Oct 13, 2012
rabbee: sorry but government against G-D, does not work. the world has already, proven this fact. and there ain't no religion on earth, that is true to G-D here in TheStory of Creation. to truly straighten out, your governments against G-D. and you all seem, to like it here in comfy for now hell.
#41880 Oct 13, 2012
"74% liked it"
Qatif, Saudi Arabia
#41881 Oct 13, 2012
Mohammad , the Ideal Prophet By SYED SULAIMAN NADWI (Abridged) Part-21
Lecture 3. The Historic Aspect of Prophet Muhammads Life (Contd.)
Fourth Source, the Books of Islamic History
The fourth source is the books of Islamic history whose early sections deal with the events of the holy Prophets life. Among these books, the most reliable ones with accuracy of detail are:
- Tabaqat by Ibn Saad (died 230 AH/ 844 AD),
- Tareekhar- Rusul Wal-Maluk by Al-Tabari,
- Two books by Imam Bukhari, Al-Tareekh Al- Kabeer and Al-Tareekh Al-Sagheer
- And works of Ibn Habban and Ibn Abi Khuthaimah.
Fifth Source the Books of Miracles and piritualism:
The fifth source is a collection of books known as Kutub-ad-Da-la-il which deal with miracles and spiritual highlights of the holy Prophets life. They include works like
- Da-la-il Al-Nu-buwah by Ibn Qutaibah (died 255AH),
- Da-la-il Imam Baihaqi (died 430AH),
- Da-la-il Abu Nuaim Isphahani (died 430AH),
- Da-la-il Mustaghfiri (died 432AH),
- Da-la-il Abul Qasim Ismail Isphahani (died 535AH).
- But the most comprehensive book on this subject remains Kha-sa-is Al-Kub-ra by Jalal-ud-Deen Sayyuti.
Sixth Source the Books of SHMAELS:
Then there are the books called Sha-ma-il. They are concerned with the morals, manners and details of the dignified daily routine of the holy Prophet (Peace be upon him).
The first and the best known of these is Imam Tirmizis book called Kitab-Ash-Sha-ma-il who died in 279AH. Many eminent scholars have since
written commentaries and explanatory notes on this book. However, the biggest book on this subject has been written by Qadi Iyadh. His book is called Al-Shifa Fi Huquq Al-Mustafa and its commentary has been written by Shihab Khafaji which is called Naseem Ar-Riyadh.
Apart from the above mentioned sources there are books that deal with the history of the two holy cities of Makkah and Madinah. They include some details of the Prophets life while he lived there, and point to the local sights which are associated with him in any manner.
The oldest of these works are Akh-ba-ri Makkah by Al-Azraqi (died 223AH), Akh-ba-ri Madinah by Umar bin Shaiba (262AH), Fikihis Akh-ba-ri Makkah and Ibn Zabalahs Akh-ba-ri Madinah.
Gentlemen! The historical data of the noble biography of the holy Prophet, that I have presented to you in todays Lecture, can give a fair idea to the friends and foes alike of the holy Prophet about the historical status of his biography and the soundness and authenticity of its sources.
The earliest Muslim biographers did not remain content with the oral or written evidence mentioned so far. But, in order to protect and preserve this immense amount of knowledge for the future generations, they established special institutions.
#41882 Oct 13, 2012
Another premise rejected.
#41883 Oct 13, 2012
How can you call those people "extreme" when all they appear to be doing is applying your beliefs about the inferiority of women to their logical conclusion?
#41884 Oct 13, 2012
In case anyone missed this: Must see!
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#41885 Oct 13, 2012
I'm a saffardic Jew ese!
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