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    "The Americans" is a spy TV show about two sexy Soviet spies in Reagan Era Washington who get to play dress-up a lot and engage in exciting adventures such as assassinations that never seem to make the local newspapers. In reality, Soviet spying inside the USA was effective mostly only when the President sympathized with...
  • I can’t watch The Americans. I never get more than five or ten minutes into a show before I start thinking of Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale and can’t stop.

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    Keri Russell was so attractive in her role as Felicity and then she cut off that hair.
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  • From PBS in 2016: Students at Eastern Michigan U. protest ‘KKK’ and other racist graffiti Nation Sep 20, 2016 5:18 PM EDT Staff members at Eastern Michigan University discovered racist graffiti on the side of a dormitory building Tuesday morning, campus newspaper The Eastern Echo reported. “KKK” was spray painted in red, white and blue...
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    “KKK” was spray painted in red, white and blue ...
     
    Red, white and blue? That actually shows some creativity.

    Not much.

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  • From the NYT: Let's try CTRL-F "gay." Zip ... How about CTRL-F "homosexual"? Zip ...
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    "If there really was a gay germ, it probably would have been weaponized."

    How do you know it hasn't been?

    Check out "gay" in Google Ngrams, remembering that before the 1980s it meant happy or cheerful, than look at a graph of the US trade balance over the same period.

    Check out “gay” in Google Ngrams, remembering that before the 1980s it meant happy or cheerful, than look at a graph of the US trade balance over the same period.

    In high school back in the 60s, my friends and I were already using the word gay as a euphemism for homosexual, and we were just a bunch of Southern working class kids, not hipsters in New York or SoCal. Its use was always considered derogatory, and calling someone gay could get you in a serious fight.

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    Yeah, he's off by about 200%, about 80 years back vs. 40, at LEAST. I'm pretty sure the "Gay '90's" decade, the 1890's that is, was not named after homosexuals.
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    In the 1960s UK, a girl in my town was actually named Gay. In fact a search on FreeBMD tells me that in the 20 years between 1945 and 1965, 411 girls in England and Wales were registered with the first name 'Gay'.

    Homosexuals then were called 'queers', 'fairies' or 'puffs' in England - also fighting talk outside your group, although schoolboys threw such words at friends, along with epithets like 'mongol' and 'spaz'.

    In the 1970s, "Gay Liberation" emerged, and 1966-73 saw only 67 Gays registered, 74-83 the number had collapsed to 15 girls, who were doubtless really chuffed with their moniker when they reached high school. No girls were called Gay after 1977.

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  • @Rosie

    I don’t know how many times I’ve talked to divorced who, when their wives demanded a divorce, suddenly discovered their wives had thousands of dollars squirreled away in bank accounts their husbands knew nothing about.
     
    Do we agree that husband and wife are a team or not?

    Yes, we do. But my point is that most men go all in, while far too many women hedge their bets. When one spouse hides money away from the spouse, it undermines the trust that makes a team work. And if the husband doesn’t find out about the secret stash until the wife suddenly decides to end the marriage, the sense of betrayal is brutal and likely to make him mistrustful of women in general.

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    But my point is that most men go all in, while far too many women hedge their bets.
     
    I'm going to have to disagree with you about this. From what I can see, it is actually women who throw caution to the wind and give up their careers for their families. A little emergency stash seems a simple matter of prudence.

    Maybe you have some evidence to support your impression?

    And if the husband doesn’t find out about the secret stash until the wife suddenly decides to end the marriage, the sense of betrayal is brutal and likely to make him mistrustful of women in general.
     
    I don't understand this. Either the wife has a good reason to end the marriage or she doesn't. In the first case, the husband has noone to blame but himself. In the latter case, it is the wife who is in the wrong. Her wrongdoing consists not in stashing money for an emergency, but in divorcing her husband for no reason.
    , @Anon
    Men have their own secret stashes especially men who own their own businesses or gamble I mean invest in the stock market
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  • @Rosie

    That’s about the size of it. If it were their own money they were spending,
     
    Oh it's our money alright. What's mine is yours, and what's yours is mine, excepting inheritances or your own separate, uncommingled assets you acquired before marriage. Husband and wife are a team, according to man's law and God's law alike.

    To a woman, his money is theirs, and her money is hers. I don’t know how many times I’ve talked to divorced who, when their wives demanded a divorce, suddenly discovered their wives had thousands of dollars squirreled away in bank accounts their husbands knew nothing about.

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    I don’t know how many times I’ve talked to divorced who, when their wives demanded a divorce, suddenly discovered their wives had thousands of dollars squirreled away in bank accounts their husbands knew nothing about.
     
    Do we agree that husband and wife are a team or not?
    , @Reg Cæsar
    Yes. She caches away funds just in case he leaves her. When she has enough, she leaves him.

    Need is easily the most underrated requirement of a solid marriage. It gets you through the toughest of times.

    , @Buzz Mohawk
    Sometimes a woman with a high-income husband will open a safe deposit box in her own name only, at her own bank. She will stop by the family bank regularly, withdraw thousands of dollars from the joint account where the salary goes, and go to her bank and stuff the cash into her box, month after month.

    Meanwhile, Dear Husband isn't stuffing anything into her box.

    Her high-paid-but-clueless hubbie doesn't notice it, because it just blends in with all the other cash withdrawals and spending. Come divorce time, it is not to be found in an account anywhere, does not exist for all intents and purposes, and therefore is hers to keep in addition to whatever else is awarded to her.
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  • The Southern Poverty Law Center, a fundraising organization, is piling up ever more money. What to do with all that lucre? iSteve commenter Wilkey suggests:
  • @Thin-Skinned Masta-Beta
    This is going to make them rich!

    Schools will make it a mandatory field trip for every child and parent.

    https://objectivejournal.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/lifeline010.jpg


    https://objectivejournal.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/ccopq8pukaac4zd.jpg


    They can allow white visitors to pay extra to be excused from the obligatory floggings.
    Admission will be free for qualified people of color.

    My God, where do those pictures come from? There’s some place that actually does this crap?

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    There's actually white people who do this, I have heard that they are paid, but of course that cannot be verified, and it's always possible that they're Stockholmers. One video has a clear "shill" volunteering to kneel and kiss the boot toes of Black Israelite men at a typical sidewalk harangue.
    There is a hilarious "documentary" on YouTube (I have forgotten the name and link but try searching "Black Israelites" with the long length filter) where a black woman states a discrediting tendency of biased white science, and then this tendency is "illustrated" by a white actor more or less repeating what the black lady just said.
    Black Israelites seem to be better prepared than other cultists. Be interesting to nail down if that's just black confidence or if they spend a lot of time on public speaking skills.
    , @Paco Wové
    I think it's something called Lifeline Expedition. Here's some propaganda masquerading as news from the AP about them. Pathological white guilt, turned up to infinity.
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  • From The New Yorker: The Silently Regressive Politics of “A Quiet Place” By Richard Brody April 10, 2018 The success of “A Quiet Place,” the new horror thriller directed by John Krasinski, is a sign of viewers craving emptiness, of a yearning for some cinematic white noise to drown out troubling thoughts and observations with...
  • @utu

    Hollywood depiction of untermensch whites goes beyond Nazi propaganda.
     
    Out of 1,200 films made during 12 years of Nazi rule in Germany very few were specifically anti-Jewish. The most famous was Jud Suss, The Rothschilds and The Eternal Jew all made in 1940 already during a war.

    Nazi propaganda is demonized but by comparison to vilifications of Germans and dehumanization of Japanese in British and American films it was very mild. Overwhelming majority of films were romantic comedies, entertainment, history, fantasy.

    The German film industry during the Third Reich produced light entertainment almost exclusively because the Nazi authorities didn’t want the German people thinking about politics and the war too much. In other words, the goal was to keep them ignorant and passive.

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  • A Washington Post editorial: What could be better for the birthrate of American citizens than pounding down their wages and raising their rents through more immigration? If only fertility had stayed at Housing Bubble rates, Jeff Bezos could be employing lots of nine-year-old child labor in his Amazon warehouses (at least until Jeff's upcoming robot...
  • He doesn’t mean that he wants more labor. He means is that he needs cheap labor.

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  • From the Harvard Crimson: But that's boy history. Harvard offers no similarly broad course and no Cold War survey course. Instead, we have “Cold War in the Global South.” Mean
  • @Neoconned
    It's almost as if industry wants trained workers and wants it's humanities studies types to do that on their own time and on their own dime.,..

    That’s one of the many problems you get when the only thing that matters to you is next quarter’s profit and loss statement.

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  • A Huge Caravan Of Central Americans Is Headed For The US, And No One In Mexico Dares To Stop Them "If we all protect each other, we'll get through this together." Originally posted on March 30, 2018, at 4:00 a.m. Adolfo Flores BuzzFeed News Reporter San Pedro Tapanatepec, MexicoTaking a drag from her cigarette, a...
  • @Tiny Duck
    I really hope they are not turned away at the US border. They are truly heros.

    You guys do know that white people are the real illegal immigrants

    We killed and enslaved

    We should shut up

    I hope Trump sends in Federal troops and doesn’t hesitate to shoot. Try reading The Camp of the Saints some time, snowflake.

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  • Who could possibly keep up with the discordant version of musical chairs now being played out in Washington? When it comes to Donald Trump’s White House, the old sports phrase about needing a scorecard to keep track of the players pops to mind (though you would need a new one every day or maybe every...
  • Meh. Just more white bashing.

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  • The Third World child soldier is a familiar image—a young boy (usually aged 14 or younger), dressed in ill-fitting fatigues, frequently smoking a cigarette and totting an AK-47. These soldiers are widely condemned and banned by international treaty, and for obvious reasons. Do these youngsters really grasp what they are fighting for? Are they sufficiently...
  • As I recall, the last Children’s Crusade didn’t end well at all.

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  • From the New York Times: What is the ideal outcome here long term for the Korean peninsula? China doesn't want an American military ally on the Yalu River. Japan doesn't really want a united Korea. The North Korean regime wants to survive. What does South Korea want?
  • @Twinkie

    Michael Yon says the sex slave stories are mostly BS.
     
    He’s wrong.

    He’s wrong.

    Well, I’m glad we got that settled.

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  • From my new column in Taki's Magazine: Read the whole thing there.
  • Wonderful news, comrades! The chocolate ration has been increased to twenty five grams a week!

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  • @Nigerian Nationalist
    Don't worry Steve, when I and my people inevitably rule the roost. I shall treat your offspring with forebearance.

    Or we could just agree that your rabid fear of Blacks is irrational.

    Hate to be a pessimist, but blacks in America don’t have a very good track record with interracial violence and many of them constantly spew anger at whites. That doesn’t exactly instill trust and good will.

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    All black people are not the same, Ted Cruz is not Nick Cruz, Mr Trump is not Bill Clinton.

    Shocker I know.
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  • @Anonymous
    Off topic, unless you include Pinker's Blank Slate:

    Lesbian mom/gender studies adjunct is worried about her son's affection for guns:

    https://www.thecut.com/2018/02/parkland-florida-shooting-my-son-loves-guns.html

    A week before the Parkland, Florida, school shooting that killed 17 people, my son lost his video-game privileges. Gray, who is 7, had been introduced to free internet video-game sites by his 10-year-old cousin while on vacation, and wore me down afterward with his persistent begging to let him play. The games he most wanted to play were shooting games. Not the abstract, pixelated, Space Invaders–style shooting games I grew up with, but the kind where the player has an AR-15-style rifle, and uses it to shoot at people.
     

    I am a professor of, among other things, gender studies. Before I had children I was a firm believer in the role of nurture over nature when it came to gender roles. I believed children took cues from the people around them, from media, and from the omnipresent, gendered, child-targeted advertising. I believed boys —and girls — learned our culture’s version of masculinity, including aggression and entitlement, from the world around them.

    Then I had a son, followed by two daughters. All three of them have been raised by two moms, both of us educators, in a thoughtful, pacifist environment in which media consumption is monitored. But unlike my daughters, who enjoy dancing, glitter, and taking care of stuffed animals, Gray showed an interest in violence and weaponry at his earliest exposure. He is also the easiest to anger. The combination of these two traits — how he lights up when his grandfather talks about hunting gear, and his tendency to anger suddenly — worries me. I’m not sure what is developmentally appropriate and what is specific to him.

    It’s a known fact among parents of boys, reaffirmed at every playground discussion, that boys will turn anything into a gun no matter how you parent. It goes beyond nurture. Like many boys his age, Gray can make anything remotely gun-shaped — a clothes hanger, Legos, a vacuum-cleaner attachment — into a firearm.
     
    But apparently the son is a chip off the old block:

    It’s not that I don’t understand what it’s like to be drawn to guns. I do. When I was 11 my parents sent me to an all-girls camp in North Carolina that specialized in horseback riding. I did not care for horses, but I fell in love with riflery. I learned how to clean, load, and shoot a .22 caliber rifle. There was one girl with a higher bull’s-eye ratio, but according to Nancy, the riflery counselor, I was the most consistent shot in camp. I loved shooting a gun. I skipped horseback riding to do double shifts at the riflery shack, and Nancy never turned me in. I got really good at it.
     

    I pity any boy being raised by two lesbians.

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    Or girls raised by 2 lesbians.
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  • From the New York Times Magazine: Why ‘Black Panther’ Is a Defining Moment for Black America Ryan Coogler’s film is a vivid re-imagination of something black Americans have cherished for centuries — Africa as a dream of our wholeness, greatness and self-realization. By CARVELL WALLACE FEB. 12, 2018 ... Wakanda’s rulers have wisely kept their...
  • @Massimo Heitor

    The artistic movement called Afrofuturism, a decidedly black creation, is meant to go far beyond the limitations of the white imagination. It isn’t just the idea that black people will exist in the future, will use technology and science, will travel deep into space. It is the idea that we [black people] will have won the future.
     
    "Afrofuturism"... The idea that black people win the future. This is so nakedly racist, black nationalist, and bigoted against white people. Wow...

    I almost said that that is beneath the NYT, but of course it isn't. But this will be thrown back in the NYT's face when they try to claim some moral high ground of anti-racism, pluralism, and diversity.

    “Afrofuturism”… The idea that black people win the future. This is so nakedly racist, black nationalist, and bigoted against white people. Wow…

    Have you seen the skyrocketing birth rates for sub-Sahara Africa compared to Europe and Asia?

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  • @Alec Leamas
    I believe I've heard it said that Subsaharans never domesticated any animals.

    It's hard to overestimate the labor-saving power of horses, oxen, dogs, etc. as well as the convenience of domestic livestock that more or less waits around for you to kill it rather than having to give chase with limited success.

    Africans had domesticated cattle and goats.

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    Africans had domesticated cattle and goats.
     
    I think you mean to say that they have domesticated cattle and goats, because they were acquired recently via trade with outsiders. Mouflon and Tuarine cattle were not native to Subsaharan Africa and were domesticated elsewhere.
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  • @Anonymous
    This is pure racial nationalism.

    It may be a wee bit exaggerated in terms of the abilities of the specific race in question ... but beyond that, what’s not to like?

    Nationalism? It’s supremacism.

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    If there were black science fiction writers, would they be named Samuel Delaney?

    Well, one of them would be named Octavia Butler.

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  • I pointed out a long time ago that public schools go through a regular cycle in which science-denialist Social Justice Warriors decide that "tracking" students into different classes or schools by academic aptitude is racist because of the inevitable racial gaps, so they abolish the programs, only to have the teachers who actually care about...
  • @JohnnyWalker123
    In NYC, many of the Whites are affluent and educated. A high proportion are Jewish too. The Asians, however, are often working-class or small businessmen. Many labor in restaurants, taxi services, or news stands. Despite that, Stuyvesant is full of Asian kids. It's remarkable when you think about it.

    The children of Fujianese restauranters, Korean grocers, and Bangladeshi cab drivers are dominating one of the best schools in the world.

    And they’re probably a helluva lot safer than a lot of other schools.

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  • @Anon
    The low representation of Hispanics is strange.

    After all, there are a good number of white Hispanics.

    In elementary school, there were two white Hispanics kids -- very white -- who were very smart and seemed to have it together. In contrast, some brown kid named Gonzalez was not academic material.

    Are white Hispanics counted as white?

    When it’s convenient for them. When it’s not, they get counted as Hispanic. That’s why there’s a separate category for Hispanics as victims of crime, but not as perpetrators of crimes.

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  • The future will be a liberaltarian dystopia where it's legal for billionaires to throw people they don't like out of helicopters, but only if the billionaires employ a staff of genderqueer of color PR professionals to explain why Intersectionality proves that the dead guys had it coming.
  • @Harry Baldwin
    Orwell wrote, "If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—forever."

    What he didn't anticipate is that, while it stamps, the boot keeps crying out, "Stop hurting me!" while the face repeats, "I'm sorry! I'm sorry!"

    Actually, he borrowed that line from Jack London’s The Iron Hell.

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  • From Vox: How democracies die, explained The problems in American democracy run far deeper than Trump. By Ezra [email protected] Feb 2, 2018, 8:10am EST ... Making our present moment yet more combustible is a deep transformation of our political coalitions: The nonwhite share of the Democratic vote rose from 7 percent in the 1950s to...
  • DEMOCRATIC adj. Descriptive of someone who gets out of the way when you want something.

    ANTI-DEMOCRATIC adj. Descriptive of someone who doesn’t get out of the way when you want something.

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  • As I go to pixel, the congresscritters are still fighting over whether to close down the federal government in the name of 800,000 illegal aliens. I’ll leave you to find out the result in tomorrow morning’s news. As I noted last week, the standard of debate over immigration is higher than it used to be—better...
  • @Brabantian
    Everyone has their weak points re believing scams and hoaxes ... and John Derbyshire above lets on that he believes, that 50 years ago this December, the USA somehow began the first of nine 'voyages to the moon' in 1968-72, with six alleged 'moon landings' ... and no one going back ever since HA

    3 days before his death on 7 March 1999, Stanley Kubrick confessed to fellow film-maker T Patrick Murray, that he had faked the films of the USA claimed 6 'moon landings' of 1969-1972, an era when the CIA had its own film studios at Laurel Canyon, California

    Curiously, Stanley Kubrick (1928-99) was a Jewish film director, who married Christiane Harlan (b. 1932), the niece of leading German Third Reich film director Veit Harlan (1899-1964), who made the notorious 'Jud Süß' (1940) & the arguably auteur-profound 'Opfergang' (1944) under Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels

    "Kubrick made it clear that he had agreed to the interview for a very specific purpose. He knew that he was close to death & he wanted to get something monumental off his chest before he died. Almost immediately after sitting down, he proceeded to tell the stunned interviewer that the moon landings were fake & he himself had been the director in charge of the filming proceedings.

    T (T. Patrick Murray): That we didn't land on the moon, you're saying?

    K (Stanley Kubrick): No, we didn't. It was not real.

    T: The moon landings were fake?

    K: A, a, a ... fictional moon landing. A fantasy. It was not real.

    T: The moon landing in '69 ...

    K: Is total fiction. I perpetrated a huge fraud on the American public, involving the United States government & NASA, that the moon landings were faked, that the moon landings ALL were faked, & I was the person who filmed it.

    T: Why did they have to fake it? Why would they have to do that?

    K: Because it is impossible to get there.
     
    Here's the Onion version of Kubrick's 'men landing on the moon' official hoax films Kubrick made for NASA, with the 're-discovered original audio transmissions' full of four-letter words & other irreverent language, 3min LOL brilliant
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIkHLO93lCA

    I see you’ve been abusing your medication again.

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  • Your opinions on the principles of immigration policy aren't actually all that relevant unless you can explain how they will help us deal with what we see in the world's most important graph.
  • Unless there’s some kind of serious change, sub-Sahara Africa is headed for a population crash. The only rational response to that will be quarantine–if there are any Western political leaders left with the guts to do it.

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  • My recent analysis of the potential consequences of a US attack on the DPRK has elicited a wide range of reactions. There is one type of reaction which I find particularly interesting and most important and I would like to focus on it today: the ones which entirely dismissed my whole argument. The following is...
  • @peterAUS
    Well, usually there are many more comments within the same time frame.
    Feels quiet for ....some....reasons.

    C'mon guys, don't be shy. Real Americans in particular. The salt of earth there.

    Take a look at that picture (the flag and the rest, take all that in), read the article and, well....post a comment.
    Tell us what you feel. Or think, for that matter.

    Don't be..........ah, well, you know. Nice?

    Just go for it.

    Okay, here’s something you guys probably ought to know. Lots of times we right-wingers like to project that gun-totin’, flag-wavin’ superpatriot image just to screw with ya.

    Seriously, though, Saker’s original article grossly overstated North Korea’s actual military strength. Numbers alone don’t give an accurate picture. Saying that some country has a thousand tanks doesn’t necessarily mean they have combat worthy vehicles. They may have a thousand woefully obsolete, poorly maintained vehicles, many of them non-functional, manned by poorly trained, underfed, unmotivated crews, and lacking ammunition and fuel supplies. The combat effectiveness of such a force is highly questionable, to put it mildly.

    I’m not saying another Korean war would be a cakewalk. I certainly don’t want one to happen, as does anybody else with at least a spoonful of brains. But the simple fact is that North Korea’s military is in no shape to fight a serious war with any expectation of defeating the enemy militarily.

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    Agree.

    As for

    I’m not saying another Korean war would be a cakewalk. I certainly don’t want one to happen, as does anybody else with at least a spoonful of brains. But the simple fact is that North Korea’s military is in no shape to fight a serious war with any expectation of defeating the enemy militarily.
     
    I've written before about some possible scenarios.

    The best is, simply, the regime abandons that ICBM program.
    Less "pleasant" scenario is that China/Russia help a soft coup there.
    Even less pleasant is that China/Russia help a bloody coup there.

    Failing all that, well, a war then, with USA/allies.
    Saker here quoted that mine, extremely abridged, version:

    Commander’s intent: Decapitate the top leadership and remove retaliatory capability.
    Execution:
    Phase one:
    Massive missile/bombing campaign (including carpet) of top leadership locations, tactical missile locations and DMZ artillery belt. Destruction of surface fleet and air force.
    Phase two:
    Advance into DMZ artillery belt up to a range of 240 mm cannon. Not further (local tactical considerations taken into account of course).
    Phase three: “break the enemy’s will to fight” and destroy the “regime support infrastructure”
    Phase four:
    Regime change.
    There you go….

    I believe that war would be fast, easy and with minimum casualties on USA/allies side.

    Now, the CATCH.

    Everything changes should ONE nuclear device detonate within that "belt" where advancing troops will find themselves.

    So, yes, at one hand, no problem.

    At the other hand, a BIG problem.
    , @Carroll Price

    Seriously, though, Saker’s original article grossly overstated North Korea’s actual military strength. Numbers alone don’t give an accurate picture.
     
    Sounds like Israel prior to being defeated by Hezbollah in 2006.
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  • A major article in The Atlantic: For example, if Satoshi Nakamoto turns out not to be Japanese, then all his Bitcoins are rightfully mine. Marvel’s apparently muted response has prompted frustration from some comics creators, critics, and readers—many of whom recognize how Cebulski was enabled by an industry that has long relied on pulp Asian...
  • And here we have some comic book store operators talking about the collapsing sales for both DC and Marvel. The posts originally appeared on a retailers-only message board:

    https://www.bleedingcool.com/2016/01/27/retailers-complain-about-collapsing-marvel-and-dc-sales/

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  • Let us look into the abyss. It will do no good. First, another page in the sordid comic book of American race relations. In Beijing, three black basketball players from UCLA were arrested for shoplifting. They faced jail time. Ten years, actually. The theft was so stupid that it demands explanation. It was too stupid...
  • @silviosilver

    Which makes sense, because there is nothing to be done short of restructuring the country.
     
    So why not restructure the country then?

    Why not allow the existence of various racially exclusive jurisdictions? This in itself would solve over 90% of the problem.

    If given jurisdictions were permitted to vote to become monoracial then only members of that race would be able to move in to that jurisdiction, while members of other races would only be able move out of it. As imperfect and problematic as this process is bound to be - we'd learn a lot on the way, don't worry - it would quite quickly set in motion the "restructuring" of the country that Fred, for now, considers unthinkable.

    Absolutely not. The state should not have the power to mandate either integration or segregation.

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  • There was a racist hate crime in Denver last week, for which the Mayor blamed the victim. But now the Mayor is being blamed for not blaming other potential victims enough. Of course, nobody is calling it a hate crime for the usual Who? Whom? reasons. Judging from one afternoon I spent there in July,...
  • @Tiny Duck
    The common thread here is “white racism,” by which I mean the concept of white people being the victims of racism. The problem with it is simple: “white racism” doesn’t exist — and the fact that so many white people falsely believes eve otherwise is one of the bigger problems in America today, and undeniably a huge factor in Donald Trump winning the presidency.

    Oppressors cannot, by definition, be victimized by the oppressed — and before you chime in with a defensive retort about never oppressing anyone in your life, I’ll note a simple truth: if you’re a white American you absolutely *have* benefitted from white privilege on innumerous occasions in your life. (And that goes double if you’re also male.) No, you likely never consciously noticed it — which is both the point as well as the problem.

    And before you go where we both *know* you’re about to go: I’m a white American male. We likely differ only in our respective levels of self-awareness.

    And before you go where we both *know* you’re about to go: I’m a white American male. We likely differ only in our respective levels of self-awareness.

    You don’t mean self-awareness, you mean self-delusion, and you’re far more delusional that a so-called “deplorable.” Your warped political ideology allows you to believe you’re morally and intellectually superior to most of your fellow whites. You reek of leprous vanity.

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  • Audacious Epigone mentions that Kansas University is hosting a Tunnel of Oppression in which you walk through a tunnel and get yelled at by students and staff of color pretending to be white racists. Or something. What really jumped out at me reading up on the Tunnel of Oppression phenomenon was that it seems to...
  • @Tiny Duck
    Mock this all you want. It is the future. The youth of America recognize privilege and are committed to ending it.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ypQd197eKCA


    I don't think white makes realize how exhausting their presence is to People of Color. Just ask any Person of Color and you will realize the hell we put everyone through

    So now the mere existence of white males oppresses you? What you really want is for us to disappear from the face of the earth, don’t you?

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  • Dear Readers: Many of ustedes must be scratching your heads right now. “What happened to ¡Ask a Mexican!” you’re preguntando yourselves. “Who the hell is this cholo nerd where the Mexican logo used to be?” It is I, gentle cabrones: your eternal Mexican. Gustavo Arellano, child of immigrants from Zacatecas, one whom came to el...
  • … and let its passing join the pantheon of gabacho atrocities against Mexicans, like the U.S. stealing half of Mexico or Rick Bayless.

    And by some strange coincidence, we stole the half with all the paved roads.

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    And by some strange coincidence, we stole the half with all the paved roads.
     
    Heh! (psssst, I'm not sure Hector here would even get this ... he understands just a little, no comprende, it's a riddle.)

    "I hear hot wind on my shoulder,
    I dial it in from south of the border.
    I hear the talking of the DJ,
    can't understand just what does he say."


    More on Beans, Beaners, and Political Correctness from Peak Stupidity.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyCEexG9xjw
    , @uslabor
    "And by some strange coincidence, we stole the half with all the paved roads."

    And the side with the failing nuclear power plants. Enjoy!
    , @Michelle
    Here in California, we paved over the great Spanish/Mexican highway that followed the Spanish Missions. El Camino Real, it is called. Pretty God damned amazing, I think.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Camino_Real_(California)
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  • From the New York Times, yet another article on a study we already discussed: Why Stanford Researchers Tried to Create a ‘Gaydar’ Machine By HEATHER MURPHY OCT. 9, 2017 Michal Kosinski felt he had good reason to teach a machine to detect sexual orientation. An Israeli start-up had started hawking a service that predicted terrorist...
  • It’s about as scientific as phrenology and palmistry. Until such a time as there is a substantial number of quality studies replicating the results of this one, it will remain in my “Cuckoo! Cuckoo!” file.

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    Unless the researchers were fudging the data and/or somehow wildly biasing the inputs, there is something to a rate of prediction in the 80-90pct range. That is better than climate "science," and large swaths of psychology & sociology.
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  • From the New York Times: It seems pretty obvious that the murder bulge has been concentrated among blacks killing blacks, especially in cities where Black Lives Matter was active and successful at discouraging cops. In both Baltimore and Chicago, for example, the increase in murders started the same week as BLM protests. There were 14,164...
  • @unpc downunder
    Gotta love the way criminologists feel free to flout their own incompetence. We're the trained experts in this area, but we have no idea what's going on, and even if we did we don't have the courage to tell you guys. For lesser professionals, such incompetence would be a source of shame and unemployment.

    Criminologists, by and large, are paid by the government. ‘Nuff said.

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  • I have finally had it with Amazon. No, I am not talking of Bezos deleting 1 star reviews of Hillary Clinton's new book on how the Russians are to blame for her losing to Trump. Though that's also a factor. It is firmly part of the globalist empire and the day when they start censoring...
  • @reiner Tor
    OT

    What is this belligerence towards both North Korea and Iran? I'm quite sure that starting a war will destroy the Trump presidency. Obviously Trump is desperate to look "strong" in spite of having his whole team kicked out of the White House.

    Take your Trump hysteria elsewhere.

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    On the current trajectory Trump is going to turn out to be a worse President than Obama, possibly even W.Bush.
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  • [This piece has been adapted and expanded from Alfred W. McCoy’s new book, In the Shadows of the American Century: The Rise and Decline of U.S. Global Power.] Not quite a century ago, on January 7, 1929, newspaper readers across America were captivated by a brand-new comic strip, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. It...
  • Ah, yes, the Yellow Peril. In the early part of the twentieth century, the Yellow Peril was supposed to be the stuff of comic books and pulp magazines, and many people laughed at anyone who seriously believed that an Asian power could pose a threat to the United States.

    Then the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor.

    Remember, every move the United States makes is motivated by greed, paranoia, racism or all three. We don’t face any external threats, or we wouldn’t if we weren’t racist imperialists. The real danger comes from fascists lurking behind every tree and under every bed.

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  • Dear Mexican: I have a Chicana friend who comes from an upper-middle class family, goes to a prestigious PhD program and has never had to take out student loans or work a real job, but she is constantly complaining about how “oppressed” she is. Examples she gives are seemingly trivial things, such as not being...
  • By the way, don’t ever become a history teacher.

    The gringos wanted the land, they didn’t care much about the Mexicans. For that matter, the Indian tribes and the few Mexicans living in those territories cared little for the Mexican government (not that they thought better of the American government). As Mexico had held the land for less than twenty years and had done virtually nothing to develop it, and the territories were thinly populated by people who felt little or no loyalty to Mexico, Mexico’s claim to the land was tenuous to begin with.

    If you stopped thinking of history almost exclusively in terms of race, you’d be much less of a bigot.

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  • That said, Mexicans who suffer real shit and don’t complain aren’t somehow better than llorones—we’re Mexicans in a racist society, after all, not Jesus pinche Christ.

    Do you mean that Mexico isn’t a racist society? As far as I can tell, racial prejudice is pretty much universal. The idea that America is somehow uniquely racist is itself racist.

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    Mexico is at least as racist as the US. The Conquistador race that dominates the Mexican upper classes and the imagery of Univision looks down on the Mestizos and Chicanos.
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  • From What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton: Okay ... Why didn't I ever notice before that the theme of 1984 is that we should "rely on: our leaders" more, that we must not mistrust the press? This could make a good SNL skit if they were still in the market for funny stuff about politicians:...
  • @Wilkey
    Apparently there has been an uptick in sales of 1984 because Leftist democrats somehow see Trump as Big Brother.

    Not just book sales. "1984," a play which has been running on London's West End since 2013, opened on Broadway just in June. Wouldn't be terribly shocked if they chose to produce it because of Trump's election. Apparently it's pretty grotesque (children under 13 are not allowed).

    I understand the torture scenes are supposed to be very explicit.

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  • To understand many Mexican attitudes toward the United States and immigration, you have to go back to the Mexican-American War of 1846-48, of which most Americans have never heard. The United States attacked Mexico in a war of territorial acquisition, occupied Texas, California, New Mexico, and Arizona, and drove south to conquer Mexico City. It...
  • A nation without borders is like a house without walls.

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  • It wasn’t the military that finally brought down the Comanches. It was the buffalo hunters and buffalo skinners hunting the buffalo almost to extinction for their hides and leaving huge piles of skinned corpses rotting in the sun. This deprived the Comanche of their most important economic resource and cost them control of a huge area of the plains. The Comanche were some of the best light cavalry in the world, and usually the best the U.S. military could do was to fight them to a draw. The Comanche people today still take great pride in the military prowess of their ancestors, and rightfully so.

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  • That was the month that was. If you are a native New Yorker you probably know — and if you’re not, you probably don’t know — the “August!” joke. Writing this on the last day of the month, I’m in kind of a Benny mood. What a month! August 2017 delivered one of those great...
  • Nitpick: Peggy Bundy held two jobs during the series, neither of them for long. One was selling clocks in a department store, and the other was selling cosmetics from home (she was her only customer).

    I always figured Al was the store manager, not just a salesman. For one thing, he made the hiring decisions, and for another, there was no way he’d get a mortgage with a low-level retail sales job.

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  • From The Atlantic: The comments are significantly more intelligent than the lengthy article. If there is hope, it lies in the Comments. It is the unanimous, if seldom wholly articulated, opinion of media types living in Brooklyn on checks from Nana that Flyover America must do penance for its racism by taking in most of...
  • @Tiny Duck
    That's point of the article is that whites have violently attempted to avoid diversity and integration for centuries and that is why many areas of the world are homogenous

    Sigh....you guys are sad

    I see little evidence from history that the rest of the world loved diversity any more than whites did. And in any case, what does this have to do with the eclipse? Not everything has to be a vehicle for your wretched racial politics.

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  • In a few hours, I'll fly to Europe, my favorite continent, and why not? Most of my intellectual and artistic heroes are Europeans, Kakfa, Beckmann, Kippenberger, Siebald, Rabelais, Rimbaud, Celine, Orwell, Kundera, Dostoievsky and Milosz, etc. I've spent significant time in Italy, England and Germany, and have fond memories of a least a dozen other...
  • @neutral

    So Europe’s self-immolation is all America’s fault?

     

    Look at the evidence, Western civilization existed for centuries, it had multiple wars but those wars did not destroy it. Then as soon as Western Europe became a vassal of the USA there was an incredibly rapid decline, so much so that one can now basically call Western civilization dead.

    You might want to stop and think about how the United States became the political and economic center of Western civilization before you claim it’s all America’s fault. Here’s a couple of clues. The United States didn’t start the First and Second World Wars and did everything they could to stay out of them, and the problems of the Mideast stem in large part from British and French meddling in the regioin after both the World Wars.

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    The United States didn’t start the First and Second World Wars and did everything they could to stay out of them
     
    FDR was the one mainly responsible for the outbreak of general European war in 1939. He bullied Chamberlain into making the March 1939 blank check guarantees to Poland (which the Brits knew they couldn't live up to) and encouraged the Poles to reject negotiations with Germany. It's not like Hitler invented the Danzig and Corridor questions-even the mildest Weimar Soc Dems complained about them. Neither did Hitler create a fantasy of persecution of ethnic Germans by the Poles. Polish persecution of its various ethnic minorities during the interwar period is well established. On Aug 17, 1939 there were 76,000 ethnic German refugees on the Polish-German border and another 18,000 in Danzig.


    Sources on FDR's responsibility for the war:
    Herbert Hoover:
    http://bionicmosquito.blogspot.com/2012/05/poland-as-pawn-hoover-identifies.html

    Respected mainstream liberal Jewish Zionist historian:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R1G7H48SQQAXD8/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1557780218

    Everything is fully documented and the sources are impeccable. The truth is readily available, it's just that most people just swallow the govt, mass media and academic industry propaganda.
    , @Seamus Padraig

    The United States didn’t start the First and Second World Wars and did everything they could to stay out of them ...
     
    Not entirely true. FDR was hard at work in the late 30s deliberately trying to provoke the Japs into a war. The US had had designs on the far east going back as least as far as the Spanish American War, when they took over the Philippenes from Spain, and the Boxer Rebellion in China. And modern Washington still does harbor designs on E. Asia -- hence the constant Kabuki theater with N. Korea.

    As far as Europe is concerned, you're mostly correct, though both Woody Wilson, and later FDR, did game the situation as best they could to try and establish a beachhead on that continent as well.

    And in the ME, Franco-British meddling has not been a significant factor there since the Suez Crisis in the 50s. The vast majority of the ME-meddling since then has come from Washington. This goes back at least as far as the 'Carter Doctrine' of the late 70s, if not to the coup in Tehran in 1953.
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  • Why do those inadequate little men in Washington and New York dream of new wars? Because the empire is near a tipping point. Washington must either either start a war in Korea, or get faced down by the North, its carriers ignored, its bombers “sending signals” and making “shows of force” without result. For the...
  • I think that if the US and its allies hadn’t stopped the commies in Korea, they would’ve invaded Japan next …

    Attack Japan? With what? Neither the Chinese nor the Soviets had a naval presence in the Pacific that could even come close to matching American naval strength in the region, and neither had the experience and equipment for large scale amphibious operations. The Americans still had a far bigger nuclear arsenal than the Soviets and the Chinese had none at all, as well as the means to use them.

    In short, whatever happened in Korea, American air and naval strength in the western Pacific meant that any invasion of Japan would have been sheer madness.

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    Al Goldstein had a running gag on his Manhattan Cable show, which never disappointed in entertainment value, that the Chinese were going to conquer us by burying us in delivery-service menus. If you lived in NYC, you'd surely get the joke.

    Man, I miss that guy... would have made a great President.
    , @Rich
    I'm beginning to wonder about this loss of perspective as to the communists power after WWII. If the US hadn't defended the anti-communists in South Korea, the emboldened Reds would've kept expanding,until we finally stood up to them. I have a feeling that folks like you would've argued against defending the Nips from the commies, after all, they'd bombed Pearl Harbor. And then you would've said the Philippines was none of our business, and the Doles had mistreated Hawaiians. Where, and when, would you have been willing to make a stand? California? Nevada? Ohio? The original 13 colonies?
    , @anonguy

    Attack Japan? With what??
     
    A communist invasion of Japan was never credible but the rise of a red regime in Japan was considered a real threat as Japan rebuilt their society post WWII.

    The U.S. figured prosperity of the Japanese people was the best defense, hence we supported the rise of the Japanese economy even when after it became clear it was damaging our own.
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  • From Haaretz, the Israeli liberal broadsheet: Opinion: The Swiss Alps Seem Quaint Until You Learn the Truth About Their Residents It turns out that the more pastoral a place looks, the more it’s swarming with racists and nationalists Ofri Ilany Aug 03, 2017 3:12 PM ... I’m in Switzerland, at a conference. It’s nice here....
  • In plain language, Ofri Ilany objects to the existence of the Swiss as a people and a nation.

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  • From the NYT: Loss of Fertile Land Fuels ‘Looming Crisis’ Across Africa Climate change, soil degradation and rising wealth are shrinking the amount of usable land in Africa. But the number of people who need it is rising fast. By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN LAIKIPIA, Kenya — The two elders, wearing weather-beaten cowboy hats with the strings...
  • If I were a white Kenyan farmer, I’d sell off my property and get the hell out ASAP.

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    If I were a white Kenyan farmer, I’d sell off my property and get the hell out ASAP.
     
    African nations tend to have strict laws against taking wealth out of the country. In the case of Kenya, "[y]ou may depart the country with up to 100,000 Kenyan shillings" (according to the U.S. State Department).
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  • The “Southern Poverty Lie Center”—that’s what late, lamented VDARE.com friend and talk-radio host Terry (“the Prisoner of South-Central”) Anderson called it. Officially—and to the journalists—it’s the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) founded and led by Morris Seligman Dees, Jr. But, in perhaps the SPLC’s worst-ever public relations crisis, the Respectable Right, and even some on...
  • Phooey. I still sez you ain’t got no good English.

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  • @Jim Bob Lassiter
    Can one dine breakfast? One can dine dinner, but one must breakfast his breakfast. You should have written “While breakfasting on canned sardines and crackers … ”

    Go thou, and sin no more.


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    Not so fast my trifling etymologist:

    Origin


    Middle English: from Old French disner, probably from desjëuner ‘to break fast’, from des- (expressing reversal) + jëun ‘fasting’ (from Latin jejunus).--- (excerpted from Oxford Living Dictionary)
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    late 13c., from Old French disner (Modern French dîner) "to dine, eat, have a meal," originally "take the first meal of the day," from stem of Gallo-Romance *desjunare "to break one's fast," from Vulgar Latin *disjejunare, from dis- "undo" (see dis- ) + Late Latin jejunare "to fast," from Latin iejunus "fasting, hungry" (see jejune ). (excerpted from Dictionary.com)

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    dine Synonyms

    Synonyms
    eat, fare, feed, partake, refresh, victual, break bread (excerpted from Merriam Webster)

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    But enough of my pedantic defenses. Let's bring it down to a more basic everyman's level, if you don't mind. Ever seen or heard tell of "The Donut Diner" as the name of a donut shop (people generally "shop" online or at some sort of store like Walmart or Nordstroms, not at "donut shops") that does 50 percent or more of its business between 5:30 AM and 10:30 AM?

    Go thou and sin like Fred Reed on a weekend bender. And "dine" on strong black coffee and rolling fuck donuts at "The Donut Diner" at 5:30 AM Monday morning.

    Not so fast my trifling etymologist:

    You should have put a comma after “Not so fast.”

    (Yes, I really am that trifling.)

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    I endeavor to place my commas as I imagine the cadence in which I would speak my texts. There just ain't much pause for you, my friend.
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  • @Jim Bob Lassiter
    Something to think about whilst dining on canned sardines and crackers for breakfast:

    Mo tagging Heidi.

    Can one dine breakfast? One can dine dinner, but one must breakfast his breakfast. You should have written “While breakfasting on canned sardines and crackers … ”

    Go thou, and sin no more.

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    Can one dine breakfast? One can dine dinner, but one must breakfast his breakfast. You should have written “While breakfasting on canned sardines and crackers … ”

    Go thou, and sin no more.


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    Not so fast my trifling etymologist:

    Origin


    Middle English: from Old French disner, probably from desjëuner ‘to break fast’, from des- (expressing reversal) + jëun ‘fasting’ (from Latin jejunus).--- (excerpted from Oxford Living Dictionary)
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    late 13c., from Old French disner (Modern French dîner) "to dine, eat, have a meal," originally "take the first meal of the day," from stem of Gallo-Romance *desjunare "to break one's fast," from Vulgar Latin *disjejunare, from dis- "undo" (see dis- ) + Late Latin jejunare "to fast," from Latin iejunus "fasting, hungry" (see jejune ). (excerpted from Dictionary.com)

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    dine Synonyms

    Synonyms
    eat, fare, feed, partake, refresh, victual, break bread (excerpted from Merriam Webster)

    _______________________

    But enough of my pedantic defenses. Let's bring it down to a more basic everyman's level, if you don't mind. Ever seen or heard tell of "The Donut Diner" as the name of a donut shop (people generally "shop" online or at some sort of store like Walmart or Nordstroms, not at "donut shops") that does 50 percent or more of its business between 5:30 AM and 10:30 AM?

    Go thou and sin like Fred Reed on a weekend bender. And "dine" on strong black coffee and rolling fuck donuts at "The Donut Diner" at 5:30 AM Monday morning.

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  • Dear Mexican: I’m listening to a podcast on “Gravy.” The segment is Bluegrass tacos. You were interviewed and a few statements bothered me. “The US can take half of Mexico. They can make us peons, force us to move up North.” Is this a common shared view of America(ns) in your community? If so, very...
  • Mexico only held what is now the American southwest for about seventeen years. Before that the Spanish held it for a couple of centuries, and before that it had been inhabited for thousands of years by American Indian tribes. During the Mexican occupation, hardly any Mexicans actually lived in the region, and they were greatly outnumbered by the Amerind tribes which neither recognized nor accepted the authority of the Mexican government. The United States, however, having held the region for more than 160 years now, populated the land with its citizens, built infrastructure, and created a prosperous land where there had once been mostly desert and wilderness.

    That land never really belonged to Mexico. Quit accusing us of stealing it. It was never yours in the first place.

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    That land never really belonged to Mexico. Quit accusing us of stealing it. It was never yours in the first place.
     
    Who cares what Mexicans think? It's ours now.
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  • Regarding Latinos not as citizens but as internal enemies of America is an idea pushed not just by many racialist websites (e.g., Vdare).but also by Donald Trump. The outlook is particularly characteristic of something called the Alt-Right, a substantial if loosely defined group who are horrified at the thought of racial amalgamation. Hostility intensifies as...
  • @Corvinus
    "What point could you possibly be trying to make by bringing this up?"

    When you use the term "Anglo Americans", you come across just like the elitists you supposedly disdain.

    "In other words, you’re just another keyboard commando."

    I'm not the one harping on how elitists are running roughshod over the world and few people are doing anything about it.

    Okay, so you don’t actually have a point of any kind. You’re just being a jerk. We’re done here.

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  • @Bragadocious
    Why do people always repeat this nonsense? It sounds good, I suppose, to a certain class of liberals looking to white knight on behalf of the little brown people in Juarez. I don't think beheading 20 people and then hanging their decapitated corpses from a highway overpass can really be blamed on some poor schmuck in Ohio who shoots up. No, this is Mexico simply being Mexico.

    In any case, the U.S. uses less cocaine per capita than the UK and Spain, and less than half of opiates per capita than the UK. And did you know the Mexican cartels also service Europe? They do. And did you further know that British banks like HSBC have been caught laundering their money? They have.

    Blaming Mexican drug violence on the U.S. is really the last refuge of simpletons.

    The United States, however, has five times the population of Great Britain, which means the American market is much bigger even if Britain’s per capita use is higher. American banks have been caught laundering drug money too, and no matter how you look at it, violence in Mexico wasn’t nearly as high before the rise of the cartels. We can’t just pretend that the drug violence in Mexico has nothing to do with us.

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    Here's a question. Do you consider Mexicans to be adults, with moral agency? If so, you'd have to conclude the ISIS-style violence in Mexico is their fault. If not, you can certainly blame America for everything. But you'd also have to say that Mexicans are not fit to vote, drive a car or even have children. Can't have it both ways.
    , @mobi

    no matter how you look at it, violence in Mexico wasn’t nearly as high before the rise of the cartels. We can’t just pretend that the drug violence in Mexico has nothing to do with us.
     
    If America is causing Mexicans to act like bloodthirsty, corrupt, amoral savages because - drug trade, then why doesn't the same work in reverse? America is an even bigger, more active participant in the same drug trade.

    How come Mexico's involvement in the drug trade doesn't make Americans behave this way?

    Whatever could it possibly be?

    , @syonredux

    and no matter how you look at it, violence in Mexico wasn’t nearly as high before the rise of the cartels.
     
    Actually, the homicide rate in Mexico was higher before the rise of the drug cartels:

    repetition of the mantra "this is the bloodiest era in the country's history since the Mexican Revolution" (Analysis, 4 April) does not make it true. The Cristero (Catholic) insurgency of the late 1920s (ie after the revolution) generated homicide rates of 200 per 100,000 (the standard metric), compared to 24 per 100,000 in 2011; more significantly, the homicide rate in 1940 was 67 per 100,000; and even circa 1960 – when no revolts happened and the "Peace of the PRI" (the then ruling party) prevailed – it was higher than it is today.
     
    Alan Knight
    Professor of the history of Latin America, Oxford University

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/apr/10/mexico-murder-rate
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  • @Thomm
    Not today, no. But there were many pre-1970 who were.

    There are nonetheless many Mexican-Americans who have been here for 160 years without having moved (i.e. the border jumped THEM), and thus are just as American as any Anglo-American.

    A lot of the idiots who claim that Anglo-Americans are the only Americans don't seem to know that America started out as just 13 states.

    Perhaps you could name a few examples of people who claim Anglo-Americans are the only Americans?

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  • @Joe Wong
    Mexico is impossible to win the war on drug just like China was impossible to get rid of Opium because of the interference of the British, American, Japanese, etc. USA is the British in Mexican war on drug, the arms and interference from USA put Mexico in a similar situation when China was trying to get rid of Opium. It took the collapse of a dynasty and 150 years of foreign occupation, dominance, wars, civil wars, suffering and hundred of million of lives and broken families to get rid of the Opium and its lingering harmful effects.

    The West developed Orientalism to blame the Chinese for the demise situation they were in on the moral high ground, just like you are blaming Mexican for the horrible situation they are in due to drug. Your attitude is no different from the general public in Britain, USA, Japan, etc. during the time China was infested by Opium.

    It shames me as an American to admit it, but you’re right. Mexico’s problems with violent crime are largely due to America’s bottomless appetite for drugs.

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    Why do people always repeat this nonsense? It sounds good, I suppose, to a certain class of liberals looking to white knight on behalf of the little brown people in Juarez. I don't think beheading 20 people and then hanging their decapitated corpses from a highway overpass can really be blamed on some poor schmuck in Ohio who shoots up. No, this is Mexico simply being Mexico.

    In any case, the U.S. uses less cocaine per capita than the UK and Spain, and less than half of opiates per capita than the UK. And did you know the Mexican cartels also service Europe? They do. And did you further know that British banks like HSBC have been caught laundering their money? They have.

    Blaming Mexican drug violence on the U.S. is really the last refuge of simpletons.
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  • @Thomm
    The same reason your ancestors left their original country. For a better life in a new world..

    Remember that for many Mexicans, they did not jump the border. The border jumped them : they were in California, Nevada, Arizona, etc. when those areas were parts of Mexico, and then became part of the US. So those people were here already.

    Actually, very few Mexicans were living in the areas ceded to the United States after the Mexican-American war. The area was mostly inhabited by American Indian tribes, none of which recognized or accepted the authority of the Spanish or Mexican governments and successfully resisted attempts attempts by both to assimilate them.

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    My understanding is that in 1870, the SouthWest was still 75% Mexican-American.
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  • @Corvinus
    I'm well aware of the legitimacy of Anglo-American. I'm just stating how a good deal of white Americans do not refer themselves in that particular way.

    "I’m retired and spend much of my time on political activism, but I see nothing to be gained from discussing the details with a condescending adolescent mentality such as yours. "

    In other words, it's mere talk. Because every day the elites become more and more powerful while you and those "concerned" simply write blogs or make without following in the footsteps of our past patriots who spoke AND took action.

    I’m well aware of the legitimacy of Anglo-American. I’m just stating how a good deal of white Americans do not refer themselves in that particular way.

    I never said they did. What point could you possibly be trying to make by bringing this up?

    In other words, it’s mere talk. Because every day the elites become more and more powerful while you and those “concerned” simply write blogs or make without following in the footsteps of our past patriots who spoke AND took action.

    In other words, you’re just another keyboard commando.

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    "What point could you possibly be trying to make by bringing this up?"

    When you use the term "Anglo Americans", you come across just like the elitists you supposedly disdain.

    "In other words, you’re just another keyboard commando."

    I'm not the one harping on how elitists are running roughshod over the world and few people are doing anything about it.
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  • @doodahman
    Oh Fred! First off, it's not just Anglos that don't care much for 12 million undocumented Mexicans squatting in our communities. Ask a Puerto Rican or legal immigrant how they feel about Mexico Uber Alles.

    Trump is doing what must be done to get the illegals and their out of control advocates to be reasonable. If they were reasonable now, there wouldn't be 12-20 million of them here AFTER Reagan's amnesty; they wouldn't be fighting to be sanctuary cities for criminals; they wouldn't be attacking their fellow Americans as racists just for wanting a border and say in who immigrates, this being a Republic and all for crissakes.

    When they get reasonable, we can get reasonable. Until then, it's a battle of wills. And there you go undermining our side's will. Shame on you.

    I used to work with a Nigerian who immigrated legally and eventually became a citizen. You wouldn’t believe how furious he was with illegal aliens.

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  • @Corvinus
    "I want Anglo-Americans..."

    Kid, you do realize that a majority of white Americans do not refer to themselves as "Anglo-Americans". Must they take on that moniker, or are they automatically designated as "bad whites"? Are not whites "their own people" capable of making racial decisions individually?

    Furthermore, if we are governed by a hostile political elite, what are you doing about it other than lamenting on a blog? What physical actions are you taking to curtail their nefarious activities?

    1. Yeah, I’m really gonna take you seriously when you refer to me as “kid.”

    2. Here’s the URL for the Wikipedia article “Anglo-America”:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-America

    And here’s a definition from Dictionary.com:

    http://www.dictionary.com/browse/anglo-american

    It’s a legitimate term, not just some kind of meaningless jargon made up on the spot. You can’t just sneer it away.

    3. I’m retired and spend much of my time on political activism, but I see nothing to be gained from discussing the details with a condescending adolescent mentality such as yours. Even if I were just another keyboard commando, it wouldn’t eliminate the fact that the political and economic powers that be are clearly hostile to middle and working class whites. It’s one of the reasons there’s so much anti-white race-baiting around these days.

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    I'm well aware of the legitimacy of Anglo-American. I'm just stating how a good deal of white Americans do not refer themselves in that particular way.

    "I’m retired and spend much of my time on political activism, but I see nothing to be gained from discussing the details with a condescending adolescent mentality such as yours. "

    In other words, it's mere talk. Because every day the elites become more and more powerful while you and those "concerned" simply write blogs or make without following in the footsteps of our past patriots who spoke AND took action.
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  • @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    "Since when is ** a national policy, one supported by the general population?"

    If the policy is in place, after having been seriously debated and discussed in Congress and the Senate, and passed to become national policy, there is a consensus for that policy. Congressmen and Senators are directly elected by the citizens to pass legislation, policy, etc. Therefore there is a consensus for the government to enact policies that it determines are in the national interest.

    It is a consensus among the governing elite. It is not a consensus of the governed.

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  • If their first loyalty is to Mexico and not to the United States, they are not citizens no matter what their legal status may be. When they are overtly hostile to Anglo-America, when they talk openly about establishing a new Hispanic nation called Aztlan in the American southwest, then they are enemies.

    And I’d like to know why you assume so blithely that all forty million of them want to assimilate. A great many of them don’t, which makes them intruders instead of immigrants. And of those immigrants who do assimilate, their children and grandchildren often absimilate, i.e. they become overtly hostile to Anglo-American culture and become Hispanic supremacists. See here:

    http://www.vdare.com/posts/the-second-generation-problem

    Or is John Derbyshire too alt.right for you?

    I want Anglo-Americans to remain the dominant political, cultural and demographic majority in the United States. Do you consider this evil, Fred? If so, it isn’t nearly as evil as your indifference to the disempowerment and dispossession of your own people.

    Democrats want to build a power base among non-white immigrants, which is one of the reasons they engage in so much anti-white race-bating. Republicans want cheap labor. Neither party cares what impact this will have on the white middle and working classes. We are governed by a hostile political elite.

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    "I want Anglo-Americans..."

    Kid, you do realize that a majority of white Americans do not refer to themselves as "Anglo-Americans". Must they take on that moniker, or are they automatically designated as "bad whites"? Are not whites "their own people" capable of making racial decisions individually?

    Furthermore, if we are governed by a hostile political elite, what are you doing about it other than lamenting on a blog? What physical actions are you taking to curtail their nefarious activities?
    , @RadicalCenter
    "Anglo" Americans are NOT the majority of the USA's population and have not been for quite some time, if "Anglo" means a person who is a substantial part English/Scottish/Welsh or Irish genetically.
    , @RadicalCenter
    True. The elites don't care about the effect on the BLACK American working class, either.
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  • Much is written about slavery and its aftermaths. A large part of this is frenetically modified history issuing from people both excited and poorly read, a comic-book version apparently intended to support agendas of the impenetrably adolescent Left. A few points: First, slavery was always bad, frequently hideous, much worse in the Deep South than...
  • @WmG
    Regardless of the fact that the institution of slavery was immoral, it was a legal institution and no society can tolerate the killing of its citizens simply because someone believes he has been unjustly treated, even if he is correct. The rule of law must have some meaning. At what point in the thought process does a reasonable person conclude that one who has been unjustly treated may kill with impunity and that society will simply shrug its collective shoulders and say "they deserved it"? May a man who has been "railroaded", wrongly convicted and imprisoned kill his prison guards in an escape attempt, with no consequence? May an opponent of abortion kill abortion doctors and expect that he will not be apprehended and prosecuted? I believe Mr. Reed was simply expressing the obvious point that anyone who was enslaved would, quite rightly, feel that a grave injustice had been inflicted on him. That is a moral issue. However, even a rebellious slave would have understood that the law, also quite rightly, would have considered his actions to be criminal and that, if caught, he would pay the price for his actions. How would a society survive otherwise? We can all admire, and even cheer for, a Spartacus; but we can also respect the Romans for enforcing their law. Justice may sometimes be cruel, but it must be served.

    Spartacus was more of a bandit than a liberator. He and his followers weren’t the least bit bashful at taking the slaves from the lush country estates they looted and burned, and selling them to the pirates. Other than grabbing as much loot as they could and getting the hell out of Italy, Spartacus and his bandit buddies had no program at all, let alone a program of liberating all the slaves. Never mind what Dalton Trumbo and Kirk ?Douglas told you in the only one of his films that Stanley Kubrick disowned. It was no more historical than all those biblical epics from the forties and fifties.

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    No doubt Commie Trumbo envisioned Spartacus as a heroic proto-Bolshevik.
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  • Prior to Hillary Clinton’s attack on it in her acceptance speech at the Democratic Party Convention last year, few Americans had heard of the alt-right. Hillary’s dramatic disquisition tried to conjure up nightmarish specters of radical anti-Semites, goose-stepping neo-Nazis, Klansmen in white robes, and of course the closet white supremacists at Breitbart.com. While the alt-right...
  • Surely its goodness or rightness is not self-evident. Perhaps — gasp! — we shouldn’t have an identity-politics for anyone!

    White people are the only ones so far who have foresworn identity politics, and I don’t see that we’ve gained anything from it at all. There is nothing wrong with wanting your own people to remain the dominant cultural, political and demographic majority in the country your ancestors founded. It is long past time to admit that all the social experimentation that has taken place over the last half century has led us to the brink of civilizational collapse and reclaim our racial identity.

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  • From The Atlantic:
  • @Macumazahn
    I remember when the film "Malcolm X" was big. Blacks everywhere were sporting baseball-cap-like hats with a big black X on the front. Johnny Reb's had their own retort, with similar caps carrying the Confederate Battle Flag design. Southerners went on and on about the Lost Cause, how the South would rise again despite its defeat in the War of Northern Aggression, how the brutal industrial North would never dominate the gentlemanly agricultural South, how the Sons of the South would never give up their proud heritage, et cetera, et cetera.
    Me, I just silently shook my head, wishing that the Southron planters had picked their own damned cotton.
    Then Dylann Roof came along and shot a passel of negroes, and that was the end of the South. What the armies of the North couldn't do in four years, one skinny White kid did in four minutes.

    One skinny, mentally disturbed white kid.

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  • Here are the 2017 population estimates by the United Nations for four famous European countries -- the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Italy -- and four obscure African countries -- Congo, Tanzania, Uganda, and Niger. According to the UN's Population Division, these little known countries will come to dwarf Europe's traditional Great Powers in numbers...
  • @Intelligent Dasein
    Perhaps the ancient cartographers were acting not from ignorance but from a deep and uncanny wisdom when they modeled interior Africa as an amorphous landmass denoted only by the caveat "Here be Dragons."

    We ought to adopt that practice again. Africa should be separated from the civilized world. No trade, no aid, nothing goes in, nothing comes out. The complete quarantine of Africa is necessary in any case to prevent the eventual outbreak of a global epidemic. The thought of these teeming refugee ships spewing their untraced human cargo willy nilly onto the shores of Italy, combined with the knowledge that Ebola could flare up again at any time, ought to make any sane government arm the torpedoes.

    Do that, and the global economy will very quickly run short of rare earths and other critical mineral resources.

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    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
    Rare earths rotting the fields, so to speak. You like your cheap fresh vegetables, right? You like your cheap new smartphone, right?
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  • Dear Mexican: Waze is launching Waze Carpool throughout California. I think it's gonna be a hit, especially with tight Latino enclaves throughout the state. But...is there a history of raites within the Mex community? Uber Wazer Dear Gabacho: Everything that tech bros and their hipster acolytes think they’re creating, Mexicans did first. Ripping off music...
  • Funny how it’s fine for Mexicans to be flag-waving nationalists, but it’s fascism when Anglos do it.

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  • Dear Mexican: I’m an American woman who has been living in Mexico for over a year and a half. I found an excellent job teaching English at a university and, as luck or karma would have it, I met an amazing Mexican man who treats me with respect and kindness and a support I have...
  • Because it’s not in Spanish. Duh.

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  • One of the funnier things in movies is how actors who have zero interest in science-fiction get typecast into sci-fi roles: e.g., Sigourney Weaver, Jeff Goldblum, John Lithgow, etc. (Conversely, are there any actors who would have liked sci-fi roles but didn't get them? Maybe Alan Alda?) Goldblum, for example, has devoted countless hours of...
  • I used to be a big science fiction fan. Hollywood cured me of that.

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  • In today’s irreligious and indeed anti-religious climate the fashion is to dismiss Christianity as crude superstition, and to babble wisely about the separation of church and state. This is unfortunate, and stupid, since Christianity was the heart and soul of as yet the greatest civilization the world has seen. Those who know nothing of it...
  • The Old Testament in particular is ugly and immoral and its magical events I suspect are too much for the modern mind.

    The Church never insisted on strict biblical literalism. St. Augustine said that Christians should not believe things which could clearly be demonstrated to be false, as this would reflect poorly on Christianity. The Church maintained that scripture should be considered as metaphorical or symbolic, or even be said not to be clearly understood at all, when it clashed with easily observable fact. Biblical literalism is so recent a development in Christianity (and almost entirely among Protestants) that I’m tempted to call it a heresy, and seems to be centered almost entirely in the United States.

    And someone will bring up Galileo in ten, nine, eight, seven, six …

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    My agree button not working so AGREE and LOL
    , @Clark Westwood

    And someone will bring up Galileo in ten, nine, eight, seven, six …
     
    LOL. Actually, the posters here seem to be clever enough invoke the myth of Medieval Christian anti-science without actually naming Galileo.
    , @utu
    AGREE! My Agree button doesn't work.
    , @CanSpeccy
    "The church never insisted on strict biblical liberalism"

    Or as Bishop Desmond Tutu put it: "Whatever is not in the spirit of Christ, I reject it. I reject it absolutely."
    , @ThereisaGod
    Quite right and well said. Literalism and, more importantly, is existence as a straw man that can be easily (and publicly) mocked by those that hate Christianity in the first place and who have been working assiduously towards its demise, has much (if not everything) to do with the fading away of Christian presence and influence within our western cultures.

    The other great destroyer (apart from the money-power's covert war against Christianity) is the failure of the leadership of Christian Churches to stand up for Christian principles. The Catholic Church was taken over by Freemasons in 1958 and has been careering towards its own spiritual death (and a merging with globalist Luciferians) ever since.

    Swedenborg* wrote in the 1700's that all Churches (spiritual civilisations) die in the end as they become replaced by their own inversion. It happened with the Adamic God-filled religion of our earliest ancestors who knew no separation from the Creator and accepted that all good was from 'Him'. it happened to the benign religion of the original Hebrews and to other civilisations as well.
    This is what the Book of "Revelations/The Apocalypse" is all about. Christian scripture predicted its own demise 2000 years ago and told us clearly that a new and superior spirituality [the presence of the spirit of Christ in men and women, like to the Edenic religion] will rise from the ashes of Christian culture.

    *Read "Divine Providence" if interested.

    , @navi
    The problem with the article of the author that his Christianity not includes the most popular of them. The Manichean Christianity. This Christian religion started 234 AD. and ended in the early 19th century.It was the most accepted religion of the planet . From China to Western Europe .
    He brings up St Augustine who was nothing but a spy for Catholic Rome. Spending 9 years in the Manichean community , so that way he can be used as a reference against them. Not only the writer is neglecting this very serious historical fact but all the replies too . Manichean Christianity is back .
    So , it's time to be scared . Because it represents the White Light and the Sun is rising .... on the East
    and the East is on the right not on the left .
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  • From the New York Times: On the other hand, this Model Minority's complaint about Salad Racism doesn't include the stock phrase "model minority" so she gets points for originality (by the low creativity standards of Model Minority whining).
  • Dear Ms. Tsui:

    Choose one:

    1.) Chinese

    2.) American

    … and stick with it.

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  • I just found out that the pet shop is threatening to repossess a family friend's dog. I hadn't known that dog-leasing was a Thing, just like the family friend didn't know when she signed the contract thinking she was buying the puppy outright (the pet shop owner made sure not to explain the contract was...
  • @dearieme
    When I was a schoolboy I ran a "book" on the school sports championship. I turned a good profit but decided never to be a bookie again because it was like taking candy from babies. There are some 'industries' in which no self-respecting man should work.

    "He is, he writes in a mission statement ... maintaining my ... Christian values.”

    I suspect that most people who boast mission statements and boast of their Christian values would be none the worse of a hanging.

    Whenever someone praises himself for his morals, hold on to your wallet.

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  • It's really not that hard to show anti-First Amendment rioters that the rule of law in the state of Alabama does not allow masked people to loiter in public. Wearing a mask to a speech is also, technically speaking, illegal in California, and under federal law, but California politicians tend to be on the side...
  • ‘Bout time.

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  • There are the terrorists, who get attention out of all proportion to their actual clout, and then there are those with big-time clout -- I think of them as the terrarists -- who get almost no attention at all. Back in May 2013, I came up with that term and here’s how I described those...
  • Yeah, it’s all America’s fault. China, India and Europe have nothing to do with it.

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    Every afternoon a beige brown polluted fog pours through the Golden Gate to San Francisco and then east to the rest of the country. The Golden Gate is the narrow channel of water leading from the ocean to San Francisco Bay.

    Before China industrialized that fog was pale gray. Now it is beige brown with China's industrial waste. I've known Chinese who went home for vacation and because of pollution didn't see the sky the entire time they were there.

    I couldn't read the article it was so blathering and blithering. I do remember however there was a book published around 1978 titled "The Coming Nuclear Winter" There was also talk of a coming ice age around that time.

    Too bad high school kids don't take world history any more. Then they would learn that 1,000 years ago the world was so warm the Norwegians established a European farming economy on Greenland which is now covered with glaciers. They might learn that America was settled in the little ice age 1600 to 1850.

    From grad students and instructors and professors in all discipline to kindergarten it is amazing the junk science and propaganda taught in education and academia.
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  • From The Onion If you've lost Haim Saban's Onion ...
  • @Dennis Dale
    This is good. It's just short of too on the nose really. If one of those pages had featured an editorial defending Charles Murray and was placed conspicuously, a lock-down is quite plausible.

    Maybe Hollywood doesn't satire the Left because the story editors would be driven batty.

    They don’t satirize the left because they don’t recognize the insanity as insanity.

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  • Harvey Mudd is one of the Claremont Colleges in Southern California, along with Pomona, Claremont McKenna, Scripps, and Pitzer. Harvey Mudd specializes in science and engineering for undergrads. Alumni often claim that it's a better undergrad school than nearby Caltech, which is extremely grad oriented. From Wikipedia: From the Los Angeles Times in January: Most...
  • @Ashamed Academic
    Receiving his Bradley Prize a week or two ago, Walter Williams observed that it was his great good fortune to attend school at at time when his teachers didn't give a damn about his self-esteem.

    Anyone teaching at the university level, even the top schools, has seen a decline in student quality. The students are very adept at taking SAT/ACT tests, but that does not carry over to an ability to do academic work.

    :

    The ability to process abstract information is not the same thing as common sense and insight. That’s why so many employers value experience over education.

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  • @NeonBets
    I don't blame these women at all. They should be protesting! If you knew anything about Harvey Mudd you would know he was the brother of Harry Mudd (formal name--Harcourt Fenton Mudd).

    For those who are unfamiliar with Harry Mudd...he was a noted misogynist. Really, just a scoundrel.

    Harry Mudd was engaged in the illegal sex trade, He would use plain-looking women who didn't have body-positive self images, and he would ply them with an illegal drug called the Venus Drug. The Venus Drug had the effect of making these these poor women appear absolutely irresistible. These women would remain 'beautiful' so long as they took the drug.

    The M.O. behind Harry Mudd's scheme was to lure unsuspecting men into marriage. Then, these beautifult-but-significantly-overweight women would stop taking the Venus Drug and it would be revealed that they were carrying a "few extra pounds" along with some other warts. Of course the shallow, pig-husbands would want to dump them since they weren't so pretty after all. Harry Mudd would then step in and extract a ransom to nullify the marriage.

    This was blatant misogyny! Harry Mudd was a misogynist and I have no doubt his brother, Harvey Mudd was a misogynist too! Harvey Mudd represents the disgusting practice of sexual slavery and these brave, body-positive women should demand that school officials change the name immediately. #IStandAgainstMudd.

    @neonBets:

    Uh … yeah … very interesting and thanks for sharing … (backs away slowly while looking for nearest exit)

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  • I like lists, so here is the 2012 Library of Congress list of 88 Books that Shaped America. It's not supposed to be the best books, but the most influential, with lots of non-literary works. Despite obvious biases like blacks being vastly better represented than in reality, it's not a bad list. A few comments:...
  • Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring is a fraud that has literally killed millions of people by getting DDT banned. For that matter, the Kinsey report was a load of crap, too.

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  • Knowing you can’t run from their jokes, bus drivers will crack a few, so on the endless leg from Washington to Atlanta, the driver intoned, “I don’t believe in Lost and Found, ladies and gentlemen, only eBay. If you forget something on this bus, you can find it on eBay.” Later, he chastised us all...
  • @Truth
    We haven't been to the moon, Sport.

    Anybody who believes we haven’t sent manned missions to the moon is a crackpot, sport.

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    Where's your evidence? Oh, let me guess... "I saw it on TV..."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2S8KE_yl18

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUIbDg0ODZY
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  • @TelfoedJohn
    I'm not usually one to be in favour of imposing diversity, but perhaps it would be good if a small number of Asians could be persuaded to move to the Southern states. Chang and Eng's descendants are quite remarkable considering they were just from fishing families.

    And it might break the racial duopoly, the hopeless mental straightjacket of resentment where the whites blame the gubmint and the blacks blame whitey. And they're both a little right.

    You’re forgetting that the left has assigned whites the role of the villain of world history. They try to whip up anti-white racism in any non-white group they can, and they do as much as possible to instill guilt and self-hatred in whites. As long as the left has a hammerlock on the media and the universities, whites are in danger of being dispossessed.

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    As long as the left has a hammerlock on the media and the universities, whites are in danger of being dispossessed.
     
    Given the history of us whites, playing the victim card seems a bit much even at this point.

    Arrogance typically doesn't exactly foster sympathy either, and there's still plenty of it around, it seems.
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  • DEAR MEXICAN: In my hometown of Playa Larga (Long Beach, California), natives refer to a major avenida in our villa, Junipero Avenue (named for Father Junipero Serra, accused native genocider, a candidate for sainthood—but I digress), as Juan-a-pear-o. There is no "Juan" in Junipero, but that's how everyone in this town pronounces it. People who...
  • @TheBoom
    I'm still confused as to why Mexicans can't get the United States right. They keep saying Estados Unidos. Why is that?

    I’m still confused as to why Mexicans can’t get the United States right. They keep saying Estados Unidos. Why is that?

    They seem to be awfully confused about the exact location of our border, too.

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  • Last week in the New York Times, David Brooks let his racialist id out: That must have felt good. And he got fervent support from Jennifer Rubin in the Washington Post. But, maybe, David felt it was a little too frank? So this week David's got his id stuffed firmly back in the closet with...
  • @Steve Sailer
    Houston does have universities.

    Rodeo clown colleges don’t count.

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  • Dear Mexican: I asked my dad why the Mexican illegals don't just apply for citizenship instead of coming here illegally, and he told me that they are not able to apply for citizenship. Is this true? Wondering in Wenatchee Dear Gabacho: They ain’t “illegals,” son: they’re “immigrants.” But even before Donald Trump became president, the...
  • @Anonymous
    A legal immigrant who became a citizen objects:

    'Dear Gabacho: They ain’t “illegals,” son: they’re “immigrants.”'

    They are "illegal immigrants." Some of us took the laws seriously, didn't engage in document forgery, fraud and identity theft. And paid all the fees, endured the waits, showed up for the interviews. And ended up getting punished because of... illegals and their scofflaw contempt for law, indicative of the worst aspects of corruption of the society we left.

    Those who came legally were our country's best. Those who collude with smugglers and criminals to cross over knowingly starting out as lawbreakers, are not.

    They’re “illegal aliens,” which means they’re criminals.

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  • The brand new earthen Teton Dam in Eastern Idaho collapsed on June 5, 1976 at 11:57 am. The entire reservoir of about 288,000 acre feet (or about one-twelfth of the Oroville Reservoir's capacity), roared down upon two towns in the flood plain, demolishing them. The human death toll was remarkably low, either 11 or 14...
  • @JerryC
    I don't think public sector management is really any guarantee against industrial accidents occurring. Remember the EPA's gold mine disaster from a few years ago?

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_Gold_King_Mine_waste_water_spill

    Remember the EPA’s gold mine disaster from a few years ago?

    So far as I’m aware, no one was ever led responsible for that. I guess the government works by different rules, right?

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    It was an EPA contractor who did the work that caused the breach. I don't think there is any doubt who caused the disaster.
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  • Dear Mexican:I’m a wetback myself; actually, in the eyes of a gringo, we are all wetbacks. I’m sick and tired of the political caca about illegal immigration. The gringo government knows and very well understands the plus and minus of our vatos’ economic effect to the U.S. economy. The ones that don't get are the...
  • @Daniel Chieh

    And even if it succeeds, it’ll create a revolution in Mexico, which means millions of refugees will easily tear down that wall and settle in Aztlán once and for all.
     
    I mean, if it creates a revolution and everything is wonderful in Mexico, why do they need to come to the United States?

    A revolution wouldn’t necessarily make things better. As for as I can tell, most revolutions are disasters.

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  • From Grabien News: It would be instructive to write up how Democrats have over time come to use the word "conversation." For example, here's a constructive conversation: “This is life and death” she emphasized. “I am a human being trying to do good work and I can’t do it without y’all. So please, please, please,...
  • @Opinionator
    How is the Reps econ platform holding them back?

    Because it screws over the vast majority of people (even of whites) in favor of the very wealthy and large corporations. Men, whites, and Christians are stuck between two parties that openly despise and conspire against them, the democrats because of their identity, and the republicans because of their income.

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  • From Wikileaks, an email from famous Democratic political consultant Mandy Grunwald about how Hillary might respond to Bernie Sanders' surge: Re: Agenda for 5:30 Post NH Messaging Call - TESTING SUGGESTIONS From:[email protected] To: [email protected] CC: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] more Date: 2016-02-08 18:14 Subject: Re: Agenda for 5:30 Post NH Messaging Call -...
  • @Jonathan Mason

    If we broke up the big banks tomorrow, … would that end racism?
     
    Better ask Obama, his grandmother was a vice president of the Bank of Hawaii, and he seems to have been protective towards bankers.

    Clinton says we can’t move forward when women make seventy-eight cents for each dollar men make
     
    If men could get pregnant, I bet that would reduce their average earnings. We need to invest more in fertility research and womb transplants.

    Better yet, the government could just grow all the babies in vats and raise them in schools with barracks, and nobody would have to face all the hassle of pregnancy, birth and parenthood.

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    Ah, yes. The Brave New World, just as Huxley described.
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  • From The New Republic: Shouldn't that be "That's problematic"? In case you're wondering what race the author is, Josephine Livi
  • God help us, is this really what passes for an intellectual in Western culture these days?

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  • Late in Michael Lewis' new book The Undoing Project (here's my new review in Taki's Magazine) about the work of psychologists Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman, Gerd Gigerenzer of the Max Planck Institute is introduced as an opponent of the heroes. I certainly am not competent to referee this long-running dispute, but here's a little...
  • @whorefinder
    You raise good arguments against T&K. And you're right about people assuming good faith on the part of speakers.

    One of the ways manipulative leaders (both good and bad) get followers is by posing such trick questions to them and proving how "little" they know compared to wise leader.

    Many cult leaders use this technique when getting new recruits, to prove how the leader is more "enlightened" than the recruit, because he discerned the true answer while the recruit not only could not, the recruit went about solving the problem "all wrong." Now come and follow me.....

    Of course, it's always a good way for good leaders to get people to listen to them---especially parents. The screenwriter Max Landis tells a story about talking with his father, famous director John Landis, when he was a child asking about telling stories/making movies.

    John Landis: "How do you kill a vampire?"
    Max: "Uh...stake through the heart! Sunlight! Crosses! Garlic!"
    John (shaking his head in a wizened, I-know-more-than-you way): "No. "
    Max: "How?"
    John: "You kill them anyway you want. Because vampires are fictional."

    Much Modern art, especially performance art, is all about how the audience has good faith in the artist and the artist can manipulate that for shock or surprise value, such as that recent art exhibit that was literally a lot of party hats and favors sprinkled on the floor called "After the Party" that the cleaning staff mistakenly actually cleaned up.

    Gotcha! There are real life vampires. However, they don’t have any kind of supernatural powers. They’re just otherwise ordinary folks who like to drink blood, usually but not always human. They can be killed the same way you’d kill any other human being. Suck it, John Landis!

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  • In case you hadn’t noticed, someone recently loosed a satirist in American politics. Let me give you an example. You remember FBI Director James Comey, who gained a certain notoriety by stepping into the limelight 11 days before the recent presidential election via a very publicly dispatched letter to the Congressional leadership. It focused on...
  • @KA
    Trump or Hillary ? Now Trump is in ,we are supposed to get excited because he wants good relation with Russia and we are supposed to feel delightedly relieved because Clinton would ahve ensnared us in WW 3. Clinton has met her comeuppance . What about Tump?

    He wants good relation with Russia but wants to poke China on multiple front . Is it not internally inconsistent ? He wants t screw Iran. What the F** Iran has done to him or to his country ? How will that bring business back to US? How is that consistent with his pro business anti war stance ? He wants to build a wall .Fine go ahead and build it on US soil .Why a you setting this for failure by asking Mexico has to pay for it and be true American - get some American company do it .

    Trump has said many things That is pure politics . But what about his supporters ?
    These are very same supporters who support war and then express dismay when war hits home , the pocket and the bodies - all 3 whammy same time .They are against globalism not because of some doctrinal faith but because eventually they were failed just like the rest of the world middle class had been. They want to go to Kabul and Baghdad and kick some ass .But start complaining when the juggernaut on return journey kicks their asses as well . I bet that none of them showed up against Bush' wars . I will bet none of them would show up against our Chinese or Iranian adventure either . They hail anti abortion stance but gleefully agree with state sanctioned murder abroad or ignore death of infant from lack of medical care . They morally and religious supported draconian drug polices until the shit went up and started revolving over their heads as it gt stuck in the rusted fan blades .Now suddenly they believe in treatment and legalization or decriminalization. Their forefathers supported each and every wars US have fought from Korea to El Salvador to Iraq . They support drug wars against other countries .
    So what is actually going on with this crowd? They want the cake and eat it too. They wish that the world were still stuck in 19th century where English ruled the waves, America ruled the sky and peace flowed with honey to their homes in the suburbs making any hard work to eke out a livelihood unnecessarily redundant . They thought fighting communism in Vietnam was good to prevent domino effect But the domino has fallen on their lap after killing millions in Vietnam and Cambodia and setting the place on fire for generations .They think it is their right to walk away and pay no price .
    They want America behaves exactly as it has been doing for decades and deliver exactly same fruits it been harvesting before-literally from Central America or oil from Iran or Iraq or S Arabia or Venezuela .
    The fruits don't come anymore but juggernaut still demands the blood .

    Trump will need more than knee jerk twitting to set the affairs right . Like UK , America needs Brexit But it has no place to exit from excepting its own mind set.

    They are unhappy with this developments . That is their anger with the globalization .

    You spew raw hatred like this at the folks in flyover country, and then you can’t understand why they don’t vote for your candidates. At least the old fashioned socialists pretended to like us.

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  • Maybe you should pick up some Anusol for all that butt hurt, pajama boy. An awful lot of people weren’t voting for Trump so much as voting against Hillary, and well they should have. Hillary is Joe Stalin in drag.

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  • From News 24/680
  • @Holden Mcgroin Jr.
    I appreciate that this is considered an impolite query in the littoral USA, but nevertheless I would appreciate some clarity on whether "they" have a dick?

    … I would appreciate some clarity on whether “they” have a dick?

    Yes, They does. They is obviously a very disturbed person, and progressive ideology did much to help Them rationalize Their mental illness. However, They isn’t disturbed enough to relieve Them of legal responsibility for Their actions.

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  • @Yak-15
    Somewhat on this topic:

    https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170109/andersonville/prysm-transgender-discrimination-customer-denied-entry

    "As Graber left, they saw a person named Jazmine, who is agender and also uses "they" and "them" pronouns. Graber, Lux and Jazmine spoke and left to go to a LGBTQ-friendly club in Lakeview."

    Agender? What is that?

    Agender? What is that?

    Lacking gender completely. Sometimes called gender fluid. Always asinine.

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  • Dear Mexican: I'm wondering what your thoughts are on the use of Lotería cards as decorative elements, specifically when used by people without Mexican heritage. Lotería cards are beautiful and interesting, but is using an image from the cards without a connection to any specific history, culture, or meaning (like on a tote bag or...
  • Most large cities have Spanish language TV stations, which I assume get most of their programming from Latin America. Spanish language programming is available on cable as well. Advertisers can easily reach Mexicans and other Latinos through those stations, so there’s not much financial incentive for Anglo TV producers to compete with them.

    Say, are there Latino ad agencies which specialize in helping advertisers reach that audience?

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    "Say, are there Latino ad agencies which specialize in helping advertisers reach that audience?"

    That falls into the axiomatically self-answering question category Plutonium.

    Where there's ethnic identity lana to be made, there's a virtual army of ethnic identity alcahuetes lurking in "the shadows". However, to a certain extent, their ranks have thinned out in many markets (geographical and product category) as advertisers started figuring out that there's not as much lana to be made there as originally thought.

    , @CalNative57
    My Comcast system in Central Calif. slings 10 Spanish language channels at me that I never asked for (they just dropped the VICE network so now you have to pay extra for it). Does anybody else remember the weasels in the Clinton admin who promised us a "menu of choices" after telcom de-reg? BTW the none of the Spanish language networks come with a second-audio-program translation into English--I don't think they want Whitey to know what they are up to.

    The Spanish market is huge and you can learn a lot just by watching the ads. Massive consumption of convenience foods for one. It's been over 20 years since I spoke with a promoter who was assembling a Spanish Yellow Pages for the NorCal wine country region (he acknowledged the Univisions could SAP their news and probably get a chunk of market share out of it but they just don't because their market is growing so fast and taking over the region and state--a fait accompli at this point.)
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  • From Variety: KKK Leaders Allege Producers Paid Them to Fake Scenes in Canceled A&E Documentary (EXCLUSIVE) Nate Thayer DECEMBER 30, 2016 | 04:01PM PT A&E to conduct investigation to probe what happened during production The subjects of a TV documentary series about the Ku Klux Klan abruptly canceled last week by A&E allege to Variety...
  • @Anonymous
    To be fair, a lot of reality shows stage their material and scenes. There'd be no drama or interest otherwise.

    To be fair, a lot of reality shows stage their material and scenes. There’d be no drama or interest otherwise.

    Yeah, but that show would have left a lot of people believing that the Ku Klux Klowns are a much bigger and more powerful movement than they really are. There’s already far too much unfounded fear around as it is.

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  • Dear Mexican: How come you call yourself a Mexican? By definition, you're a Chicano, not a Mexican. A Mexican is a person that was born and raised in Mexico, not beautiful Orange County. A Mexican is a person that is proud of his country and appreciates and respects the Mexican flag even though he left...
  • Más Pendejo:

    Mexicans came to this country to work hard and have a decent life, not to destroy this place like you and your people believe.

    Thank you so very much for that comment. I’m so glad to hear from Mexicans who respect and appreciate our country.

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  • From NPR: I was going to think this through and come up with something intelligent and witty in response, but then I said to hell with it.
  • Did the researchers take the trouble to determine whether or not the persons who claimed to have suffered discrimination had actually suffered discrimination?

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  • @anonymous coward
    Meat and grease are healthy. It's the carbohydrates and sugars that will kill you.

    Also, vegetarianism is an ancient ascetic spiritual practice, doing it for health reasons is downright satanic.

    Vegetarian is a Cherokee word for “lousy hunter.”

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  • From The Root: Monique Judge is black, so she's allowed to say things like "The blackest thing ever happened ..." Fisher-Bennett Hall is home to Penn’s English department, and the portrait of Shakespeare has resided over the main staircase in the building for years. The English department, in an effort to represent more diversity in...
  • @Dave Pinsen
    A suitable prank at this point would be to replace the pic of Lorde with one of the eponymous young white Kiwi songstress.

    Or replace it with a photo of any random black woman and see if anybody even notices.

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  • Judging from the reaction to Trump's arrival at today's Army / Navy football game among military cadets, young military officers wouldn't be on board.
  • @dfordoom

    Seems to me the Viet Cong were very successful guerrillas.
     
    The Viet Cong were effectively destroyed by 1968. The North Vietnamese Army, with massive outside assistance, won the Vietnam War.

    as well as Spanish and Portuguese resistance to Napoleon’s invasion of the Spanish peninsula.
     
    They did get a teensy bit of help from the British. Like an entire army of British regulars under the Duke of Wellington.

    Guerillas can do well when they have massive backing from outside powers. Exactly where are those "heavily armed rural whites" going to get that sort of help?

    The Viet Cong were effectively destroyed by 1968. The North Vietnamese Army, with massive outside assistance, won the Vietnam War.

    Only because they stupidly came out in the open during the Tet Offensive and fought the enemy on the enemy’s terms. The North Vietnamese regulars didn’t do much better. Militarily, the Tet Offensive was a major blunder on the part of the reds in Vietnam.

    They did get a teensy bit of help from the British. Like an entire army of British regulars under the Duke of Wellington.

    As I already pointed out, almost all of Napoleon’s forces in the Spanish peninsula were tied up by insurgencies.

    Guerillas can do well when they have massive backing from outside powers. Exactly where are those “heavily armed rural whites” going to get that sort of help?

    Perhaps Russia, China or even Iran. Arms and other support could easily be smuggled in through Mexico and the Gulf Coast, and quite likely Cuba would gladly serve as a staging area for such support. A lot of folks out there would like to see American military forces tied up with a domestic insurgency so that they themselves could have a freer hand with matters abroad. For that matter, an insurgency might very well get substantial aid from renegade elements of the federal government itself. I can’t help wondering how many of the cloak and dagger boys at the CIA would pitch in.

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  • @anon

    Agree. I always point this out to people who mock the defense against tyranny aspect of the 2nd Amendment as being naïve versus a modern military: how did the world’s best military do against third world guerillas over the last fifty years?
     
    The world's best military would make short work of "third world guerrillas" in a war situation. Unfortunately, they don't do as well in "police actions" which is what our military has been misapplied towards for the last 50 years.

    Germany, for example, had few problems with French guerilla's for the majority of time that they occupied France during WWII. If a guerrilla shot a German soldier, the Germans would walk into local shops on the street of the shooting, take out 10 random French into the middle of the street, execute them, and promise to do it again the next time some Frenchman got spunky. That stopped guerrilla activity very quickly. The German's weren't special. That's the way guerrilla's have been handled since forever. That's why there's not a lot of war stories featuring them. They don't work well with an invading army during an actual war.

    In "police actions," however, we can't/won't do that, so under those very constrained circumstances they as happy and active as jungle monkeys. But in an existential war, guerilla's aren't a problem for any significant occupying military, as long as the guerilla's have family and friends they care about. And they always do.

    Seems to me the Viet Cong were very successful guerrillas. It was only when they came out in the open and tried to go toe to toe with US forces that they got clobbered. In the wake of the Civil War, the south successfully used guerrilla and terrorist tactics to thwart Reconstruction. Then there’s the Irish War of Independence, as well as Spanish and Portuguese resistance to Napoleon’s invasion of the Spanish peninsula. Napoleon had a third of a million men in Spain and Portugal, but almost all of them were continually tied up in dealing with insurgencies. You are much too quick to dismiss irregular warfare as a means of resisting domestic tyranny.

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    Seems to me the Viet Cong were very successful guerrillas.
     
    The Viet Cong were effectively destroyed by 1968. The North Vietnamese Army, with massive outside assistance, won the Vietnam War.

    as well as Spanish and Portuguese resistance to Napoleon’s invasion of the Spanish peninsula.
     
    They did get a teensy bit of help from the British. Like an entire army of British regulars under the Duke of Wellington.

    Guerillas can do well when they have massive backing from outside powers. Exactly where are those "heavily armed rural whites" going to get that sort of help?
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