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    Untold billions of dollars spent on new football stadiums. Lavish spending on football players. The hiring of some of Europe's most expensive and prestigious coaches. Results? Russia is 45th in the football Elo rankings Russia is 70th in the FIFA rankings The Russian team has never been weaker in its entire history. My guess is...
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    But The Moscow Times is not the Russian press. It’s owned by a Dutch foundation and written often by foreigners. It’s also English language, so probably not too typical.

    I used to read it because it was free and in English, but I got bored of its relentless anti Putin bent. I remember hearing a newly arrived English girl in a bar comment about how the Moscow Times really seems to hate Putin. I even manged to get misquoted by them to give a negative spin on something.

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  • There has been a big campaign in recent decades to promote cycling on city streets, which is a little odd because there haven't been many improvements in bicycle safety since I got flattened by a car while riding home from school in 1972. A modern car might have 100 safety improvements over the car that...
  • Yes cyclists have become increasingly irritating here in London too, I assume this article has been inspired by a recent run in. Cars should be discouraged, however I prefer the safer walking or public transport options, a friend has a metal plate in his shoulder after going over a car bonnet that pulled out after failing to see him. I do cycle in a local park, but no high visibility clothing or helmet for me, which is a little stupid. That said I wear a white clothing items and the speed limit is 20mph in the park. I always make sure to be considerate to cars, and make way where it makes sense. Too many cyclists seem themselves as too virtuous to consider others , or obey the rules of the road.

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  • About a decade ago, I got a Netflix subscription and was amazed that the Internet now provided immediate access to so many thousands of movies on my own computer screen. But after a week or two of heavy use and the creation of a long watch-list of prospective films I'd always wanted to see, my...
  • Of course the highly reputable confessions by Chauncey Holt

    and E Howard Hunt have been studiously ignored.

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  • From the New York Times: Ron Unz pointed out a number of years ago that Harvard et al's flat percentage of Asian students at a time when the number of Asians was soaring, as were Asian test scores, suggested discrimin
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    Harvard was founded by Puritans in 1636 to train Puritan ministers, but I think that train left the station quite some time ago.
     
    Not if you read your Moldbug. Harvard turns out Puritan preachers (now called SJWs) in a variety of fields.

    Moldbug is deflecting, Madison Grant and Lothrop Stoddard are quite different to Freud and the Frankfurt School. Those (((Puritans))) indeed.

    My Uncle did admissions for Cambridge, limiting Asians was an important goal. I used the LSE library to study for a professional exam, so many Asians, not right. British Public schools have the right idea, you need a critical mass of natives.

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  • The German soldiers of World War II have often been portrayed, both during the war and in the decades since, as simple-minded, unimaginative and brutish. Hollywood movies and popular U.S. television shows have for years contrasted confident, able and “cool” American GIs with slow-witted, cynical and cruel Germans. “Propaganda is an inescapable ingredient of modern...
  • I remember reading that Allied soldiers, when asked why they were fighting, replied they don’t know, and that many never even fired their weapon. No doubt Wehrmacht soldiers were more motivated, and often better equipped, after all German society had been reordered this way. Of course the doctrines of JFC Fuller had been fully implemented by the Wehrmacht, whilst being neglected in his own.

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    Total bullshit. If you can't cite where you read it, it's meaningless bullshit. My father served in the Army and the Navy. He was very clear he joined Navy after 6 years in the Army because he didn't want his children to think he was a coward. Why don't you ask one of the few left instead of spouting nonsensical bullshit.
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  • My Romania post will hopefully be up in a few days. In the meantime, I'll share my impressions of the Sukhoi Superjet 100, which I flew for the first time on the way back from Bucharest. Overall impressions: Meh. As densely packed as any Airbus, and way more vibrations and creaking sounds than the average...
  • @Thorfinnsson
    We're late in the economic cycle right now, so the best sector is consumer staples as these are defensive stocks. People still need toilet paper and toothpaste during recessions.

    Best bank bar none is JP Morgan Chase. I feel comfortable owning that as long as Jamie Dimon remains captain of that ship. As a Chase credit card customer I am impressed with their technology. So does Warren Buffet, who owns over 50 million shares in his personal account. Berkshire Hathaway also owns shares in Wells Fargo (good bet once the government stops fucking with them), US Bancorp, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, and BNY Mellon.

    Banks are attractive businesses for the simple reason that they receive money upfront and only have to pay out later. The time to stay out of banks is when they're obviously lending money to extremely dubious enterprises as in the naughties.

    As for financial services, I like AFLAC and Berkshire Hathaway itself (a conglomerate, but one of the world's largest insurers). VISA and American Express are great companies, but their current stock prices are not attractive.

    AFLAC has increased dividends every year in a row for 35 years. It's also the only insurer that has a truly strong brand, thanks to their loveable duck. Interestingly AFLAC gets about three quarters of its business from Japan, and the AFLAC duck is a beloved mascot in Japan.

    The Japanese AFLAC duck however has a very polite voice, sometimes wears a cape, and hangs out with a white cat. Gilbert Gottfriend was the original voice of the American AFLAC duck. He Tweeted out some tasteless tsunami jokes in 2011, and as a result was immediately fired by AFLAC.

    Bank stocks aren't something you should consider a permanent part of your portfolio owing to the habit banks have of blowing themselves up once a generation. AFLAC and Berkshire Hathaway are the sort of stocks you can sit on for fifty years.

    Of course you don't need to actively invest either. Most people should simply automatically fund a target date retirement fund (Vanguard) or a robo-advisor account (Charles Schwab, Wealthfront, or Betterment).

    Impressively large segments of the European banking system are still a mess. Exposure to Argentina, Brazil, Turkey etc. is something to watch out for.

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  • @Anonymous
    Why is it that only Anglos seem to be able to make good jet engines? I know there are other manufacturers based on joint ventures between Anglos and either France or (Japan and Germany).

    Inteligence leading to engineering excellence. Watched a programme on Rolls Royce, impressive stuff, real value added manufacturing.

    EM FX hammered as the USD surges, Russia unaffected, Russian equities still so cheap. When gold cracks 1400 we should see fireworks, I wonder what will drive it?

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    Russian equities are indeed dirt cheap, and the Rouble is also low. Double bargain.

    Downside is the RTS is dominated by dubious Kremlin-controlled enterprises operated mainly for the benefit of the corrupt apparatchiks surrounding Vladimir Putin, and actual entrepreneurial companies run by professional managers themselves become targets for acquisitive Kremlin-controlled enterprises.

    Great recent example being Magnit.

    Portuguese equities are also cheap. But I don't know anything about Portugal.
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  • @AP
    Democrats may run up the score in California thanks to the immigration policy, but that won't matter. Gettting more of the black vote will strengthen Trump in the Rust Belt. If the Democrats run Biden they have a chance, but if they go Kamala they don't.

    Trump will definitely flip Minnesota, and probably take NH in 2000. Suspect more blacks won’t vote rather than actually voting for Trump.

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  • Untold billions of dollars spent on new football stadiums. Lavish spending on football players. The hiring of some of Europe's most expensive and prestigious coaches. Results? Russia is 45th in the football Elo rankings Russia is 70th in the FIFA rankings The Russian team has never been weaker in its entire history. My guess is...
  • @DNC
    The game is not a reliable indication of how well Russia will do from now on. Saudi's defensive mid position was a gaping hole for the entirety of the match and they had not prepared to play against a pressing side.

    They were good goals though, that would indicate they can score goals against better defences.

    Google news feed is pushing some gays were bashed in Russia, yawn. I see Peter Tatchell has been drawing attention to himself too.

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    Google news feed is pushing some gays were bashed in Russia, yawn.

     

    This attack was from a group of Muslims (originally from Dagestan).

    Almost certainly a standard robbery (probably as gay tourists - if visible from body-language or clothing fashion - they appeared as a weaker or wealthy target to the thieves).

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  • 538 are a joke, Nate Silver even more so, can’t believe he is still peddling his guesses. Robbie Williams is performing for free, maybe he gets expenses. The World Cup is about the only international event where you get your money back, and is huge for soft power.

    Russia impressive so far.

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  • From The New Yorker: Liverpool F.C.’s Mohamed Salah, an Arab Muslim Sports Star Subtly Confronting Racism and Islamophobia By Yasmine Al-Sayyad May 25, 2018 In February, boisterous supporters of the English soccer team Liverpool F.C. unveiled a new chant in honor of their star winger, the Egyptian player Mohamed Salah. The fans, who had travelled...
  • I haven’t noticed, there have already been any number of top football stars with North African ancestry, including the obvious Zidane. He seems a good guy and a good role model, so credit to him. I guess the MSM think we aren’t capable, of understanding there are plenty of good North Africans and that that doesn’t contradict that there are many bad ones, and that we don’t want too many in our country.

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    • Replies: @Joe Joe
    except for that unfortunate headbutting incident at the 2006 World Cup final, lol
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  • Vladislav Pravdin - GREAT STALIN (1949). It is our joy that during the hard years of the war the Red Army and the Soviet people were led by the wise and experienced leader of the Soviet Union - the GREAT STALIN. And now for something completely different. Instead of snippets from larger works, here’s Egor...
  • @German_reader

    Russians trade Transnistria to the Ukraine and Kaliningrad to Germany. Russia gets recognition of the Donbass, Crimea and those bits of Georgia. Everyone is happy.
     
    99% of Germans don't care about East Prussia at all, and nobody wants it back. It's a total non-issue (apart from some people with personal connections to East Prussia, most notably AfD politician Björn Höcke, and I very much doubt even he would want it back). Anybody who thinks otherwise (or entertains frankly childish ideas like renaming Kaliningrad back to Königsberg to "offend" Germans) has absolutely no idea how the lost former Eastern territories are viewed in Germany today.

    Recreating East Prussia would be for the benefit of history buffs like me, it would have to be forced on the modern German leadership. Kaliningrad is just an absurdity that should not exist.

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    For the benefit of history, Prussia (Po-Russia, think of Borussia - latin) means near-Russia. These are non-German lands, as well as many non-Germanic lands colonized by feudals and germanized. For another benefit of history, all those who dream about Russian lands, may finally settle in Siberia. In other places of Russia, we offer only 2 sq meters below the surface.
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    (Incidentally, Russian nationalists don’t, aside from Transnistria; even though more Moldovans would vote to join Russia than join Romania).

     

    If Ukraine is lost, then probably not just Moldova, but even Pridnestrovie is surely lost in the long-term too - from a simple problem of landlocked geography it now becomes impossible to supply the territory if it was annexed. From the sea, from Sevastopol, there is no way to supply the landlocked territory.

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    The strategic value and motivation for a future conflict over this territory should be mentioned.

    It can be recalled that they have a wine production. Of course, wine is uninteresting - until you remember that wine can be distilled into the drinkable substance: cognac.

    And that perhaps with foreboding for the future it is noted, that this fact has recently reached the American 'radar'.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMNPvn3g3TQ

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    Russians trade Transnistria to the Ukraine and Kaliningrad to Germany. Russia gets recognition of the Donbass, Crimea and those bits of Georgia. Everyone is happy.
     
    99% of Germans don't care about East Prussia at all, and nobody wants it back. It's a total non-issue (apart from some people with personal connections to East Prussia, most notably AfD politician Björn Höcke, and I very much doubt even he would want it back). Anybody who thinks otherwise (or entertains frankly childish ideas like renaming Kaliningrad back to Königsberg to "offend" Germans) has absolutely no idea how the lost former Eastern territories are viewed in Germany today.
    , @Anon

    Russians trade Transnistria to the Ukraine and Kaliningrad to Germany. Russia gets recognition of the Donbass, Crimea and those bits of Georgia. Everyone is happy.
     
    You forget us Russians. We would not be happy. You may leave yourself your recognition. If England leaves Scotland and North Ireland go, we may recognize Folkland islands as theirs.
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  • Every four years, the World Festival of Nationalism (the World Cup soccer tournament) rolls around, and Americans are told that soccer is all about cosmopolitanism. From the Washington Post: Martinez is a Mexico-born Conquistador-American opinion journalist. Donald Trump may be the “America First” president, but his youngest son is a rather worldly sports fan. Barron,...
  • @Bliss

    Interestingly, soccer’s lack of racial diversity is seldom mentioned. Here is ESPN’s pick for the top soccer players in the world at present, based on some combination of fans’ vote and 30 soccer editors’ vote: Looks like two blacks, nine whites, and a manager (upper right) who resembles Dave Barry
     
    Looks too Eurocentric to be legit. A top soccer players list for 2018 without Neymar (tri-racial Brazilian) and Mo Salah (Egypt) is a fraud. Then there is Eden Hazard (afro-belgian), Luis Suarez (tri-racial Uruguayan), Paul Pogba (african-french). As for manager/coach Zinedine Zidane (algerian) is the obvious choice.

    Much better to look at experts who are betting money on their choices. Based on gambling odds Brazil are the slight favorites to win this World Cup followed very closely by Germany. Spain and France are tied for third. These 4 teams could well be the 4 semi-finalists:

    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/YeMtEUbpY-M/hqdefault.jpg

    https://cdn.gamer-network.net/2018/05/17/134351-FIFA-18-World-Cup-2018-Germany-Squad-Player-Ratings.jpg

    https://estaticos.sport.es/resources/jpg/6/1/alberto-moreno-luis-alberto-lista-para-amistosos-costa-rica-rusia-1509726293116.jpg

    https://cdn.gamer-network.net/2018/usgamer/FIFA-18-World-Cup-2018-France-Squad-Player-Ratings.jpg


    At least half the players are non-whites, with Brazil and France being majority non-white. Germany has 4 Africans and 5 muslims on its squad. Spain has 0 visible africans and at least 4 mestizos/eurasians.

    Among whites the Mediterranean type dominates, including the white Latin American players. Among blacks it’s the West African types, including the hybrids from both Europe and Latin America.

    On what level is Eden Hazard Afro-Belgian?!?

    https://successstory.com/people/photos/family/eden-michael-hazard

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    Eden Hazard does look black in his Wikipedia photograph. Living in London can do that to a man.

    Unusually, both his mother and father are former soccer players, so he was certainly bred for the job, and in childhood lived next to a soccer pitch that he and his brothers could access from Eden's garden through a hole in the fence.

    He has ten million followers on Instagram.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2PtLBxPKcg

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  • From The Tablet: I don't actually pay attention to Spy vs. Spy stuff, so don't ask me if this article makes any sense. But it has always been obvious that with Washington DC as the de facto Imperial Capital of the World, all sorts of different governments will attempt to win influence there. The ones...
  • @Lot
    Why not both? Trump and Bibi are both corrupt, and also have shadowy deep staters conspiring against them.

    To take another example, everything about Michael Cohen indicates he's corrupt (is there a good reason for a lawyer to have 13 burner phones?), but the charge against him for mortgage fraud is absurd and only being persued for leverage against Trump.

    Cohen does seem have links to the Brighton Beach mafia, of course these are described as Russian mafia even though they are mostly Jewish and from the Ukraine.

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  • Every four years, the World Festival of Nationalism (the World Cup soccer tournament) rolls around, and Americans are told that soccer is all about cosmopolitanism. From the Washington Post: Martinez is a Mexico-born Conquistador-American opinion journalist. Donald Trump may be the “America First” president, but his youngest son is a rather worldly sports fan. Barron,...
  • @Davosbane
    Soccer is primarily a Southern European game. Germay and South America are also good. England just sucks compared to Spain. I'd say Brazil, Germany, and Spain have the best shot at winning this year.

    Spain were notorious as the perennial also rans of intrnational football. The divide between Castillian Madrid and Catalan Barcelona hamstrung the national team, until a conscious effort was made to bridge this divide in recent years. I also wonder if the massive doping scandal has also had anything to do with recent Spanish success, they operated a strong pressing game and did’t seem to tire, not unlike Nadal in tennis.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operaci%C3%B3n_Puerto_doping_case

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    The Barcelona Olympics of 1992 were kind of a debut party for the endurance drug Epo.

    Generally speaking, every country cheats like crazy when it hosts an Olympics. For example, to get ready for the 2000 Sydney Olympics, the Australian teams hired lots of old East German coaches and trainers.

    Of course, the press can't remember further back than the Russkies cheating like crazy at Sochi in 2014.

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  • As we all know, in America we need more immigrants to bring us vibrant restaurant cuisine. In France, where they have pretty good restaurants, they need immigrants to win the World Cup. The NYT reports: In the United States, blacks do well athletically but poorly economically because they live in the inner city instead of...
  • @Anonymous

    In France, where they have pretty good restaurants, they need immigrants to win the World Cup.
     
    And at the club level, they need immigrant ringers to offset the costs of immigration.

    It all works perfectly.

    A Muslim propels his team to the Champions League final by scoring against the very team he was playing for last year, A.S. Roma.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/02/world/europe/mo-salah-liverpool-champions-league.html


    One song in his honor has the lyrics, “If he scores another few, then I’ll be Muslim, too,” and it has not gone unnoticed. Though the chant has attracted some criticism, Anwar Uddin, a former player who now works for the Football Supporters’ Federation on its diversity programming, says he thinks it is well intentioned.

    “Things like that can break down barriers,” he said, pointing out that the simple sight of seeing Mr. Salah bow and reflect after scoring a goal can help to “remove the stigma” that some may attach to the sight of a Muslim praying.
     

    Perhaps Muslim players could be distributed evenly on loans to all the major cities' clubs so they can all stage these propaganda coups?

    There was a fictional book about a Nazi occupation of Britain, they win over the natives by importing top German footballers to play for English teams.

    Football has always been an immigrant game in France, just it used to be Italians like Platini and Spaniards. This is still reflected in some players in the squad today.

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  • @istevefan

    When my kids were growing up–at the appropriate time–we watched several Hollyweird (and British) movies about the War. Wouldn’t bother doing that if I was doing it now.
     
    As a kid I could not get enough WW2 documentaries like The World at War, GI Diary, Victory at Sea and the many movies made about it. I built model airplanes out the wazoo. But now I can't bring myself to watch any of it.

    I can't bring myself to say that the wrong side won, at least in WW2. But I have now taken William Lind's position that the wrong side won in WW1. Maybe had that war ended differently, we would have avoided the second one.

    World at War is a classic, Laurence Olivier narrating. I still find it strange to watch Albert Speer reminiscing about his time in the bunker.

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  • @Mis(ter)Anthrope
    Gayness and soccer seem like a perfect fit.

    No sport goes together with gayness, they just aren’t interested.

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    Figure skating for men, softball for women.
    , @snorlax
    Diving, water polo and swimming (in that order) are heavily gay. Probably the speedos.
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  • @timothy
    The contrast with the mostly ethnically indigenous German team is interesting. A plausible matchup for the Final, too.

    Most of the Black US servicemen with white German mothers play for the US. A few Turks in the German team.

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  • Having just returned from a trip to Russia, I am pleased to report that the Russian people and the officialdom that I encountered displayed none of the vitriol towards Americans that I half expected as a response to the vilifying of Moscow and all its works that pervades the U.S. media and Establishment. To be...
  • @JoaoAlfaiate
    Since the Russians know quite a bit about Lev Bronstein's (Oh, sorry, I mean Leon Trotsky's) advocacy of "creative destruction", I should have thought explaining the Neocons to them will have been easy.

    Trostky’s grandson, David Axelrod, is one of those illegal Israeli settlers in Palestine, and has even been arrested by the Israeli police for terrorising Palestinians.

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  • You can motivate Californians to turn out to vote in large numbers in a Presidential election against the hated New Yawker they've been sick of seeing on TV since 1986, but can you get them to turn out in a complicated Off-Year Primary? From the Los Angeles Times: At least you can't say Antonio Villaraigosa...
  • @Dave Pinsen
    Trump Tower gets mentioned in Arthur C. Clarke & Gentry Lee's Rama II (1989):

    https://twitter.com/dpinsen/status/995415627597836289

    Trump's been nationally, if not internationally, famous since the mid-'80s.

    Trump even did the English Football League Cup draw back in the day.

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  • @Steve Sailer
    My vague impression of the Troubles was that the Protestants were ultimately scarier than the Catholics to HMG.

    Catholics also found the PIRA more scary than HMG, and thus they became riddled with informers.

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  • Having just returned from a trip to Russia, I am pleased to report that the Russian people and the officialdom that I encountered displayed none of the vitriol towards Americans that I half expected as a response to the vilifying of Moscow and all its works that pervades the U.S. media and Establishment. To be...
  • A Russian nationalist, often portrayed as coming from the Russian military or security apparatus, was a common nightmarish meme of nineties Hollywood. Putin was the personification of this.

    http://www.antiwar.com/justin/j121003.html

    I was aksed by a Russian friend last time I was in Moscow the same question, it isn’t an easy question to answer.

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  • High-end golf has kind of given up on the Tiger Woods Era dream of diversity and the mass market, and is turning into a sort of WASP ethnic pride parade. At present, the rather artificial-looking courses built by the strong-willed pioneer American designer Charles Blair Macdonald a century ago are the height of chic once...
  • @Flip
    Rockefeller=German
    Astor=German
    Vanderbilt=Dutch

    Went to boarding school with an Astor girl, from the branch that upped sticks from NY and moved to Britain.

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    They've come a long way from a German butcher...
    , @syonredux

    Went to boarding school with an Astor girl, from the branch that upped sticks from NY and moved to Britain.
     
    Part of the Waldorf Astor line?

    Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor, DL (19 May 1879 – 30 September 1952) was an American-born English politician and newspaper proprietor. He was also a member of the Astor family.
     

    In 1905, while a passenger on an Atlantic voyage returning to Britain, Astor met Nancy Langhorne Shaw, a divorced woman with a young son (Robert Gould Shaw III). Coincidentally, both he and Mrs. Shaw shared the same birthdate, May 19, 1879, and both were American.[3] After a rapid courtship, the two married in May 1906. As a wedding gift, Waldorf's father gave him and his bride the family estate at Cliveden, which Nancy redecorated and modernized with the installation of electricity. Theirs proved a close marriage, and they had five children:[4]

    William Waldorf Astor II, 3rd Viscount Astor (born 13 August 1907, died 7 March 1966)
    Hon Nancy Phyllis Louise Astor (born 22 March 1909, died 2 March 1975)
    Hon Francis David Langhorne Astor (born 5 March 1912, died 6 December 2001)
    Hon Michael Langhorne Astor (born 10 April 1916, died 1980)
    Major Hon Sir John Jacob "Jakie" Astor VII (born 29 August 1918, died 10 September 2000)

     

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waldorf_Astor,_2nd_Viscount_Astor
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  • From MSN: Uh, how long has Trump been President, Rahm? Sixteen months? While the data suggest a downward trend in both murders and shootings, crime tends to pick up with warmer wea
  • Yet more stabbings in London though, we are still well ahead of NY in murders this year.

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  • Just after midnight of June 6, 1968, Senator Robert Kennedy was assassinated in a backroom of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. He had just been celebrating his victory at the California primaries, which made him the most likely Democratic nominee for the presidential election. His popularity was so great that Richard Nixon, on the...
  • @Anon
    You’re right. But there’s also a lot of small plane ceashes that involve entertainment people especially musicians on tour.

    Could it be that politicians musicians some businessmen and wealthier than average people use small planes more than the rest of us who just drive and use airlines when traveling?

    Yes but I read a mobster’s autobiography, Chauncey Holt, and he said tinkering with a guy’s plane was a great way to off someone. As you note plane crashes happen.

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  • From Nature Communications: Published: 25 May 2018 Cultural hitchhiking and competition between patrilineal kin groups explain the post-Neolithic Y-chromosome bottleneck Tian Chen Zeng, Alan J. Aw & Marcus W. Feldman Abstract In human populations, changes in genetic variation are driven not only by genetic processes, but can also arise from cultural or social changes. An...
  • @Anonymous
    Whenever were the Irish never classified as 'non white' on any official US Government documentation?

    You know this stupid contemptible shit simply must stop.
    It's getting more than merely irritating.

    'Insane' or 'delusional schizophrenic' are the kindest words to describe it.

    They would have been classified as NW European too, there were once enough whites in America to break it down to Nordic, Slav and Mediterranean.

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  • Just after midnight of June 6, 1968, Senator Robert Kennedy was assassinated in a backroom of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. He had just been celebrating his victory at the California primaries, which made him the most likely Democratic nominee for the presidential election. His popularity was so great that Richard Nixon, on the...
  • The JFK assasination is a very interesting whodunnit and the couple of books I have read on it led to me to the very same conclusion as the author. A lot of credit must go to Piper. I think Gary Wean was correct, there was a plot to stage a fake assasination attempt on JFK within which the actual assasination was hidden, presumably overseen by Angleton. Too many who knew better were looking the other way, and their effective complicity made them very interested in a cover up.

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  • From the New York Times: This is not to say that it couldn't all blow up. But 19 months after Trump's election,
  • @Another Canadian
    e.g. personal finance economist Larry Kotlikoff

    https://www.dallasnews.com/business/personal-finance/2017/02/13/kotlikoff-get-stock-market-now

    That was one of the biggest fails in the history of personal finance journalism. All driven by cognitive dissonance and Trump Derangement Syndrome.

    That the left was convinced Trump would be bad for the markets shows the depth of their delusions.

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    That's what I call "team sports" politics. If my team wins, all is right with the world; if your team wins, everything goes to shit. And cognitive dissonance is never in-play, e.g. Nancy Pelosi's comments on the jobs report or the effect of the tax bill (crumbs).
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  • Global monetary trends are weakening, the US is a bit of an outlier and holding up. I am concerned enough to watch closely as to whether they keep on weakening.

    http://moneymovesmarkets.com/journal/2018/6/1/will-global-money-trends-recover.html

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  • From the New York Times: As opposed to Mr. Obama, who wrote a 150,000 word memoir about his newfound identity and tribe. Nothing says "order" more than Merkel's Million Marching Muslim Men.
  • @J.Ross
    OT I'm guessing this is a result of general preferences for fields of study:

    https://www.glamour.com/story/women-owe-almost-400-billion-more-in-student-debt-than-men

    New data released this month by the American Association of University Women finds that women owe around $2,700 more than men do at graduation. Crunch the numbers, and arrive at this stunner of a statistic: Women hold two thirds of the $1.4 trillion in student loans in the United States. That’s $890 billion—still more than the GDP of Austria and Norway combined—and $400 billion more than men.
     
    Not a math person but my spirit animal suggests that steps have been skipped.

    Of course, some of that burden stems from the fact that more women enroll in American universities than men do. At the undergraduate level, women account for 56 percent of all students. But even that number doesn’t explain the share of debt women owe. As AAUW senior vice president of public policy and research Deborah Vagins
     
    Literally shaking, with giggles.

    notes, just one factor can explain the the stark differential: the wage gap.
     
    The giggling is now Vultanic laughter.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMhFyWEMlD4

    Then young women have to spend all that money on grooming products, that is why the man picks up the bill.

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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...
  • @AndrewR
    Been a while since I watched BB, but I don't recall ever thinking anything that the show was too Albuquerque-based. There were no shortage of scenes in Mexico, and the fugitive Walt eventually does go far away from Albuquerque. How would you have altered the story? But anyway, you've got to run a drug empire from somewhere. Why not Albuquerque?

    Breaking Bad was supposed to be set in California but it was so much cheaper to shoot it in Albuquerque so they went there, I think there weresubstantial tax breaks for it.

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    "Tax rebates" (a euphemism for production subsidies) are the primary reason Hollywood chooses to film in any particular location. Louisiana, Georgia, Quebec, etc. pretty much pay movie/video game studios to produce in their states/provinces. Unless they MUST film on-location in CA or NY, they otherwise choose the cheaper alternatives I listed above.
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  • EDIT: There has been a rather significant correction to this piece. My preliminary take: Babchenko struck a deal with the SBU. He participates in this stunt – makes SBU and Lutsenko look competent – possibly gets money, and certainly publicity, for make benefit of his Yandex Koshelek – SBU gets to roll up a few...
  • Bill Browder arrested by Spanish police?

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    Bill Browder arrested by Spanish police?

    You mean Putin-critic Bill Browder?

    Bill Browder, a prominent critic of Vladimir Putin, has been released following his arrest in Spain on Wednesday morning under a Russian warrant.

    The anti-corruption campaigner wrote on Twitter that he was freed from custody in Madrid after the Interpol general secretary in Lyon had advised them not to honour the Russian arrest warrant. He said it was the sixth time Russia had “abused” Interpol in his case.

    As head of the Hermitage Capital Management investment fund, Browder led a campaign to expose corruption and punish Russian officials he blames for the 2009 death of Sergei Magnitsky, whom he employed as a lawyer.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/30/putin-critic-bill-browder-arrested-in-spain

     

    Note the careful wording (italicized). It doesn't actually say that Magnitsky was a lawyer (he was an accountant), only that he was "employed" as a lawyer.
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  • The information war has cranked up since Macron and Merkel visited Russia, and the WC is weeks away now.

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  • With the Syrian Civil War famously generating huge numbers of refugees next door over the last seven years, Israel has been prudent about admitting refugees, with most estimates ranging between zero and none. But now tensions arising from the on-going conflicts in the Middle East have reached such a fever pitch that Israel is letting...
  • @Felix...
    Steve (or anyone else who might know),

    Are the Russians in California predominantly Russian Jews or ethnic Russians?

    When I was at MIT my Russian-Tartar lady friend went to a Russian event there, her dissatified comment on the event was that they were all Jews.

    The media always has to engage in such elaborate contortions with the oligarchs, this is just another headache for them.

    I see McMafia is now on AMC in the US.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5232503/BBC-hit-complaints-anti-Semiticism-drama-McMafia.html

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  • So Tommy Robinson is getting sent to prison for 13 months for standing outside a courtroom where a grooming case trial is proceeding and talking about said grooming case. Or, more specifically, breaking the conditions of a suspended sentence, which he had in turn gotten for reporting on another grooming case, which barred him from...
  • @Anon

    the Peninsular war was won by
     
    in various proportions, non-elite English, Scots, Irish, Spaniards, and Portuguese.


    Hey DFH, if you object so much to Pakistanis, Nigerians, and Chinese, what were you guys doing in Pakistan, Nigeria, and Hong Kong?

    Jealousy is such an ugly emotion.

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    You are entirely correct.

    Is it your habit to break into conversations at random with general platitudes?

    I don't think this is a bad habit at all and I will continue: "Pride goeth before a fall."
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  • Broke: Russians downed MH17 so Russia must pay reparations, withdraw from the Ukraine, Putler must go to the Hague. Woke: Muh Ukrainian false flag. *scribbles 5,000 words on obscure alt media webzine that no-one will read* Bespoke: Russians downed MH17 and Russia must face up to it like a civilized, Western country (i.e. no apologies,...
  • @jimmyriddle
    It was at lowish altitude. The Ukranians's said it was hit by two MANPADS :


    http://news.liga.net/incidents/news/samolet_nad_slavyanskom_terroristy_podbili_iz_pzrk_seleznev

    And there was video footage:

    https://theaviationist.com/2014/06/06/an-30-shot-down-by-manpads/

    If Strelkov claimed otherwise, he was probably just trying to deter Ukrainian avaiation operating over the DNR.

    http://armamentresearch.com/Uploads/Research%20Report%20No.%203%20-%20Raising%20Red%20Flags.pdf

    Quite a few were shotdown around 10k feet which is beyind the capabilities of MANPADS, but the rebels had documented access to medium range SAM systems. See page 75.

    Again I am at a loss as to why the Russians would supply a BUK system give it is very bulkly, lacks deniability and was not needed.

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  • This has apparently been getting harder (h/t Betlo): The panel also noted that it is now more difficult to recruit intelligence sources inside Russia than it was during the Soviet era. During the Soviet era, the CIA relied upon “volunteers” who would approach American intelligence officers, Bearden said, but the pool of Russians willing to...
  • @songbird
    I think there is another excerpt where Nixon acknowledges that blacks are stupid but also that he can't say it publicly. Certainly something that should go into future history books.

    It is really a shame that the tape recorder was torn out of the Oval Office. The Obama tapes would have made for some interesting listening.

    Nixon’s tapes are classic.

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  • Broke: Russians downed MH17 so Russia must pay reparations, withdraw from the Ukraine, Putler must go to the Hague. Woke: Muh Ukrainian false flag. *scribbles 5,000 words on obscure alt media webzine that no-one will read* Bespoke: Russians downed MH17 and Russia must face up to it like a civilized, Western country (i.e. no apologies,...
  • @Mr. Hack
    Why not just accept that the 'not sharpest brains' belonged to insurgents who thought that they had succeeded in shooting down a Ukrainian military plane, felt elated and bragged about it within social media accounts, then after finding out their huge error in actually shooting down a foreign passenger plane, had their statements quickly redacted? Why look for 'false flags' and other conspiracy theory answers when the most likely scenario is what appears right in front of your eyes?

    Sorry chum I will need evidence that isn’t social media evidence. As reiner tor has pointed out it would be natural on hearing of a plane being shot down to assume it were the rebels, and even for them to brag about it.

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  • From the Daily Mail: After all, there were practically no Pakistanis in England practicing enforced cousin marriage for immigration fraud purposes until, what, a mere 55 years ago? So how was anybody supposed to know this kind of thing was going on? These days, British broadsheets and the BBC mostly seem t
  • @Anonymous
    Yes, this particular species of immigration fraud has been going on for at least half a century in Britain. Basically, it's the reason why subcontinental immigration to Britain has never abated and has only ever exponentially increased, in comparison, other 'Commonwealth' immigration largely dried up, due to increasingly restrictive Acts, eg, Jamaican virtually stoppedafter 1971.

    New Labour got rid of the Primary Purpose Rule, brought in by Maggie Thatcher, which did stymie the subcontinental tidal wave somewhat.

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  • Broke: Russians downed MH17 so Russia must pay reparations, withdraw from the Ukraine, Putler must go to the Hague. Woke: Muh Ukrainian false flag. *scribbles 5,000 words on obscure alt media webzine that no-one will read* Bespoke: Russians downed MH17 and Russia must face up to it like a civilized, Western country (i.e. no apologies,...
  • @Felix Keverich
    After Trump cancelled Iran deal, what did you think was going to happen? NK got a clear message that USA can't be trusted to honor its commitments. Comparing NK to Libya certainly didn't help.

    I for one never though that Kim was desperate to get sanctions relief. He had nothing to lose by agreeing to a summit, but giving up nukes was never an option. And it appears the USA was not going to settle for anything less. So they will just watch as NK develops its nuclear missile program. lol

    Trump has bought the BS about how smart and tough he was. Bolton deliberately sabotaged with his Libya comment, something Pence then followed up. Having NK unresolved serves the interests of some in the US.

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  • @songbird
    I get you: they thought the Ukrainians wouldn't shoot down a jet coming from the West, and they thought the rebels didn't have the tech.

    Second premise seems slightly negligent based on the timeline and the Crimea, etc.

    The US Navy also shot down TWA Flight 800, not officially though.

    Apparently Parry was interviewed about MH17 shortly before his death.

    https://www.newcoldwar.org/interview-robert-parry-speaks-mh17-side-ukraine-propaganda-story/

    I am still going to need more than Bellingcat style media social media analysis. Dog that hasn’t barked.

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  • From the New York Times: "Liberal democracy" being defined in practice not as the will of the people being implemented but as liberal Democrats like Hillary winning. These trends have prompted a major debate between those who view political discontent as economic, cultural or generational in origin. But all of these explanations share one basic...
  • The media defines centrist as supporting invade the world, invite the world, despite the distinct lack of support.

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  • Nice of them to have decided to scrutinize images just before the WC. Finally the definitive proof that surely exists and has duly been presented.

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    Indeed. Using the tragedy for propaganda purposes. The Dutch have no respect for their dead.
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  • @songbird
    It is sort of surprising that no one had the foresight to redirect the flight over some place that wasn't a warzone, whether on the political or commercial end.

    As was explained at the Dutch inquiry in to why this was so the Dutch intelligence agency said only Ukraine possessed the SAM systems that could take down a commercial jetliner at 30k feet. All the Ukrainian jets downed were around 10k feet.

    Sadly Robert Parry is no longer with us, he did some interesting work on it.

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    I get you: they thought the Ukrainians wouldn't shoot down a jet coming from the West, and they thought the rebels didn't have the tech.

    Second premise seems slightly negligent based on the timeline and the Crimea, etc.
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  • From the NYT: Let's try CTRL-F "gay." Zip ... How about CTRL-F "homosexual"? Zip ...
  • @The Anti-Gnostic
    The only people I know who wear "track suits" are actual track & field athletes, Slavs or old people.

    http://i.imgur.com/RKKOcQI.jpg

    Some of us still play sports, and in the winter months need an added layer for before and after we play. A few weeks ago it was cold enough a friend played in his skinny bottoms, it rained and we all got to see a lot more than we wanted to.

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  • The Ghost Writer is a pretty decent political thriller novel by Englishman Robert Harris, and then a movie directed by good old Roman Polanski. It's about a former Tony Blair-style British prime minister played by Pierce Brosnan who is holed up on an estate owned by a Rupert Murdoch-like neocon billionaire, under contract to an...
  • @wren
    Oops, I missed your comment before I posted the same thing.

    I wouldn't consider myself head-of-the-CIA-or-FBI-smart but when I read tweets from Brennan or Comey, I get the feeling that I am reading something written by an insecure freshman or something.

    This was the deep state?

    Brennan is no Angleton, Comey no Hoover. Although they had no alt media to contend with.

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  • @Anon
    But the UK left still despise the Irish, maybe because they stayed Catholic .

    Of course America is their favorite 2 minutes hate probably because we prevented the take over of Western Europe by Russia after WW2.

    I know them well because of my English relatives

    The UK left is Irish.

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  • Either Iran fulfills the following, or it gets the "strongest sanctions in history": Since this is two more demands than the Austrian ultimatum to Serbia in 1914, and they are in principle unfulfillable anyway, why not go the full hog and make some further additions: Convert to Evangelical Christianity Host a gay pride parade in...
  • @E
    I think Putin's original intent was made clear... back when he requested the Donbass NOT to hold their independence referendum (it's funny how long ago that seems today...). Generally speaking, I've found that the best way to figure out Putin's intent is simply to listen to what he actually says. (far too few people seem to do that, even though it has pretty good predictive power)

    Another point: Strelkov, "DPR Defence Minister", has been shut out of mainstream media since he returned to Russia and has become more and more of an open anti-Putin dissident. There were also those reports that before Strelkov fled Slavyansk and entered Donetsk, Donetsk had been completely unprepared for a war because there was a deal being made behind the scenes (with Akhmetov) to hand the city (and the whole area) over to Ukraine without a fight. It was Strelkov who put a stop to those plans, and that wasn't Putin's idea. On the contrary, Putin made him step down from his position and leave the Donbass as soon as it became possible.

    As for why the war escalated, I think that's because there was such a widespread belief in Russia that there was going to be a massacre of Russian-speakers (everybody had heard those slogans that were being yelled out at Maidan rallies, seen the absolutely visceral hatred and contempt that many Ukrainians had for them -- before even any conflict had begun -- and seen what had happened in Odessa). It became something that Putin could not stop, or do so only at huge political cost to himself; instead, he did his best to rein it in, much to the annoyance of many. Another point is that so many of the famous Russian Donbass fighters & commanders were assassinated in relative peacetime, away from the front lines. That sort of thing just doesn't happen when the "centre" is fully in support of the fight. Sure, maybe it was "Plotnitsky's goons" - but it says a lot that Plotnitsky wasn't removed after the first or second incident.

    Yep, I think Putin got overtaken by events. At which point he should have given more support and quicker, or after Illoviask have taken Mariupol. I expect cutting Russia off from SWIFT and harsher sanctions were used as a deterrent though. Russia has certainly implemented processes to counteract such eventualities since.

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    Supposedly the decision to not take Mariupol was because the water lines run through Donetsk to Mariupol. If they had taken Mariupol, Ukraine would have cut off the water to the entire region; as it was, they couldn't do it because Mariupol's water (which they control) would have been cut as well.

    I wonder if Donetsk's water STILL comes from the enemy side?

    Also, Putin has stated before that Ukraine's role as a gas transit country will likely come to an end. I think he is trying his best to freeze the conflict until the current contract runs out in 2019, and Nord Stream II goes online. After that, Ukraine's economy, and its position, will get worse, because it will no longer be a near-monopolist. He seems to want to bring Ukraine back through economics, just like with Turkey.

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  • As a cost-saving measure, The Onion appears, like Tiny Duck, to be just cutting and pasting what everybody else has been saying. Kind of like iSteve ...
  • @Achmed E. Newman
    The thing that has irked me the most over all the years about the English Royal family is Lady Di's Dying interrupting Saturday Night Live. My brother and I were pretty pissed. Of course, you're not dealing with a big fan of Royal Weddings over here.

    Cancelled the Liverpool Newcastle football match the next day, much to my annoyance.

    Meghan is ghastly, the media are all over this. She actually isn’t terribly popular with the general public, amd is really a minor Royal now given William’s children, so I hope this breathless coverage dies down.

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    Meghan is ghastly, the media are all over this. She actually isn’t terribly popular with the general public, amd is really a minor Royal now given William’s children
     
    No, of course she is an insignificant figure as far as the constitutional monarchy goes, but she can expect to be a significant member of the royal family for decades to come.

    For example, in the not too distant future it is likely that Prince Charles will become King of England, and no doubt Meghan and her mum and her presumed future family will be there at the Coronation of her father-in-law, and then probably later on at the coronation of her brother-in-law. Her children will probably be playmates of their slightly older royal cousins, and so on. She and her family will be spending all their Christmases with Kings and Queens, and there will be lots of public appearances opening new swimming pools and public works.

    Of course, if it all goes pear-shaped when she catches her husband shagging the parlor-maid, then that will be that, but hopefully she and her husband will live up to the high expectations voiced at the wedding ceremony.
    , @AndrewR
    The mother of a future king of Britain, beloved by people all around the kingdom and around the world, died a horrific death at a very young age, and you had the audacity to be annoyed that a football match was cancelled?
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  • The Ghost Writer is a pretty decent political thriller novel by Englishman Robert Harris, and then a movie directed by good old Roman Polanski. It's about a former Tony Blair-style British prime minister played by Pierce Brosnan who is holed up on an estate owned by a Rupert Murdoch-like neocon billionaire, under contract to an...
  • @Steve Sailer
    The book is ostensibly a roman a clef about Tony and Cherie, but it could also be about Bill and Hill.

    I heard a rumour from a high up politico that Blair was sleeping with Anji Hunter, an uglier version of Kim Cattrall.

    A good film, but Blair was more gung ho than Bush on Iraq and it was Blair pushing it to Bush. Blair was obviously lavishly funded by the Israelis, ‘Lord’ Levy and chums, so really it is all a bit of nonsense in that regard.

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    And Blair was being pushed (albeit probably with little resistance) by Lawrence Freedman, who wrote Blair's 1999 'intervention' Chicago speech and was then, incredibly, appointed as a member of the Iraq inquiry committee ('Chilcot') - which flannelled its way through (the executive summary is 147 pages) to finding no one very much to blame for anything .

    http://www.iraqinquiry.org.uk/media/42664/freedman-powell-letter.pdf

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_Freedman

    http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20171123123237/http://www.iraqinquiry.org.uk/the-inquiry/the-committee/

    , @Gordo

    A good film, but Blair was more gung ho than Bush on Iraq and it was Blair pushing it to Bush. Blair was obviously lavishly funded by the Israelis, ‘Lord’ Levy and chums, so really it is all a bit of nonsense in that regard.
     
    Yes he was always chatting to someone from the 'Embassy' wasn't he.
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  • From the NYT: Let's try CTRL-F "gay." Zip ... How about CTRL-F "homosexual"? Zip ...
  • @Seamus Padraig
    Is the fact that the fashion industry is dominated by homosexual men connected to the fact that most female models look like pre-pubescent boys rather than women? Just askin'.

    Unsurprisingly the porn industry has a better grasp of what straight men are interested in, curves.

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  • @S. Anonyia
    I don’t think fashion was always run by men. I think that didn’t start until the late 19th century, when it became mass produced and commercialized. Most of European fashion from the Renaissance through the mid 1800s seems to have been dictated according to the preferences, styles and pressures created by women themselves. Men didn’t impose corsets, that was women, simply trying to look younger and thinner.

    I’m sick of clothes made by gay men. They need to stick to men’s fashion. I bet if women designed their own clothes they would be more flattering and feminine.

    And women do like dresses with pockets. Women like flowing skirts. Women who aren’t fat like shirts/pants that show off their shape, and are neither too tight nor too loose. Women generally like solid, attractive colors rather than all the ugly patterns littering the shelves these days. Pea coats also always look nice. Gay men make fashions artificially change every few years, so women are forced to go out and spend money to keep up with trends. Right now it’s music festival fashion type fashions all over the place- ugly and loose and unflattering for all but the really skinny or really fat (who use it to hide their lack of shape). I have to shop in either the athletic section or workplace section to find shirts with an actual fit.

    Oh God no, gay men need to be kept far away from men’s fashion, slowly but surely they are changing men’s clothes in to women’s, see skinny jeans, tight suits and low cut jumpers. I was trying to buy some standard loose fitting tracksuit bottoms the other day, all that seemed available were tight and sharply tapered.

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    I was trying to buy some standard loose fitting tracksuit bottoms the other day, all that seemed available were tight and sharply tapered.
     
    that's been the style for years. baggy clothes are considered shameful 90s fashion.
    , @Rosie

    see skinny jeans
     
    Gross!
    , @The Anti-Gnostic
    The only people I know who wear "track suits" are actual track & field athletes, Slavs or old people.

    http://i.imgur.com/RKKOcQI.jpg

    , @Anon
    you're absolutely right! I had my early-twenties nephew over for lunch, and he was explaining how fashion retailers now market "deep-V" neck tshirts for young "men" so they can show off chest hair/cleavage/whatever. He was kind of ok with skinny but not tight pants. My girls eewed him out of that idea, and I helped saying that men's exposed ankles made the look fragile and girly.
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  • The blogger Audacious Epigone has done yeoman's work over the past couple of years documenting the surprising "basedness" of Generation Z(yklon). With the collapse of the Alt Right and Trump turning out to be a damp squib, it might well be that Gen Z is the last best hope for America to remain a somewhat...
  • @German_reader

    Why are we supposed to be so afraid of this?
     
    I'm not looking forward to armed conflict, war is a horrible business after all. And while I reject the EU in its current form, I'm not in favour of a return to national rivalries between European countries either.
    I see your point though, the demilitarization of European societies is certainly a major part of European decadence.

    Actually war is a lot of fun. My great grandfather was a key worker and was assigned to a munitions factory but all his brothers were in the trenches on the Western Front and enjoyed it.

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  • Either Iran fulfills the following, or it gets the "strongest sanctions in history": Since this is two more demands than the Austrian ultimatum to Serbia in 1914, and they are in principle unfulfillable anyway, why not go the full hog and make some further additions: Convert to Evangelical Christianity Host a gay pride parade in...
  • @DFH
    The Austrian ultimatum to Serbia was fairly reasonable

    It wasn’t meant to be.

    I wait to see what happens after the Midterms.

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  • From the New York Times: I can't keep all this Spy vs. Spy stuff straight in my head, but I did observe a two-generation link from the, uh, purported FBI investigator to that pinnacle of American Deep State competence ... yes ... The Bay of Pigs. Here's a 1983 New York Times article by Leslie...
  • @Dan Hayes
    dearieme:

    By cancelling air support JFK literally guaranteed the invader's deaths and imprisonments.

    Wasn’t the idea to start the obviously doomed invasion then force JFK to send in the Marines as it started failing? A lousy plan with one obvious flaw.

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    LondonBob:

    Until recently I would have thought it somewhat of a stretch to start an obviously doomed invasion for the purposes of eventually sending in the Marines. But now I'm not so sure in view of what we've recently been learning about the operations of the Deep State.
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  • @Pat Hannagan
    The english are the most detestable of all the White races.

    A one thousand year history of suppressing anything closely resembling White success.

    One would have to conclude after regarding all the "achievements" that they are completely unrelated to the rest of Europe and our races.

    A type of demonic demiurge forged in hell to undermine us.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElhAysq3O6c

    Brennan, Comey, O’Bama, don’t know about Clapper, sounds very Irish to me.

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  • The blogger Audacious Epigone has done yeoman's work over the past couple of years documenting the surprising "basedness" of Generation Z(yklon). With the collapse of the Alt Right and Trump turning out to be a damp squib, it might well be that Gen Z is the last best hope for America to remain a somewhat...
  • @Dante
    I believe your correct that it's likely the US will break up in time much like the USSR did, Audacious Epigone has a couple good articles out now about this and I think it likely to happen and indeed the same thing is happening now in Brazil with the South of the nation which is majority White ( 80% are Europeans descended from the European immigration wave at the turn of the century ) pushing for secession from the rest of the country for the same reasons as in the US.

    Just kicking out California would be highly beneficial.

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  • @Dante
    I believe your correct that it's likely the US will break up in time much like the USSR did, Audacious Epigone has a couple good articles out now about this and I think it likely to happen and indeed the same thing is happening now in Brazil with the South of the nation which is majority White ( 80% are Europeans descended from the European immigration wave at the turn of the century ) pushing for secession from the rest of the country for the same reasons as in the US.

    The problem is wherever we go the rest of the world wants to follow us. No climate is too harsh, no location too remote for us to left alone.

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    Yes. There are Somalis in Iceland.
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  • @Matra
    Apart from seeking to destroy the nuclear agreement with Iran, thereby humiliating Britain, France and Germany (US ambassador to Germany basically made some kind of ultimatum on Twitter that German companies should now immediately withdraw from Iran), and making totally clear that the US apparently values its relationship with its “allies” Israel and Saudi-Arabia (which have never contributed anything at all to America’s various military projects) much more.
    Trump and his asshole supporters can go to hell as far as I’m concerned.


    You Krauts unilaterally tore up the one million times more important Dublin agreement on refugees then demanded - and are still demanding - that Hungary, Czechia, and Poland knuckle under to their German betters and allow their countries to be flooded with Muslims. This was only a couple of years after insisting, loudly and sanctimoniously, that Greece must adhere to every goddamn letter of every EU agreement and regulation in world history because, well, that's the German way. Vee alvays follow orders! Then, suddenly, when it came to refugees it didn't matter what the rest of Europe thought and the German people overwhelmingly endorsed such arrogance. It's the German way, or the highway. Can there be any doubt that German hatred of Trump has more to do with his opposition to the Million Man Syrian March into Europe than with his opposition to Obama's Iran pledge?

    Even before Trump gave in to much of the Establishment agenda in the MidEast, that is, when he appeared to be a swamp-draining Buchananite isolationist who would remove US troops from much of the world, over 90% of Germans were anti-Trump. IOW the Germans preferred the Magic Negro, his beloved NATO - in which Germans are freeloaders - and his interventions in Libya and Syria. (I recall Germany also supporting Bill Clinton's bombing of Serbs on behalf of their old WW2 allies, the Croats and the Bosnian/Albanian Muslims). No matter what Trump does the Germans will hate him just as much as they hate the British for rejecting the German imperial project known as the European Union. Upsetting Germans means he's at least doing one thing right.

    Bomber Harris did nothing wrong.

    Saturation bombing of civilian areas was morally wrong and ultimately self defeating, but we knew that from the Blitz.

    Of course he also failed to launch follow up conventional raids on the Mohne and Eder dams as they were being repaired, something Speer thought would have been devastating to arms production.

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  • From the New York Times: I can't keep all this Spy vs. Spy stuff straight in my head, but I did observe a two-generation link from the, uh, purported FBI investigator to that pinnacle of American Deep State competence ... yes ... The Bay of Pigs. Here's a 1983 New York Times article by Leslie...
  • @Anonym
    OT: Are you watching the train wreck of a wedding ceremony? /pol/ certainly is.

    http://boards.4chan.org/pol/thread/172169974

    When our host made threads on the subject of the future Duchess of Sussex, he did nothing wrong.

    Wallace Simpson now looks in good in retrospect.

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    Shocking that with a moniker like "London Bob" you don't know that it's "Wallis".
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  • @Felix Keverich
    I'm an atheist, and this is what most religious people look like to me.

    Do you think he is being paid to write this nonsense? It certainly doesn't look like it. It must come from faith.

    Quite the opposite to me. Proves GK Chesterton’s dictum that when you stop believing in God that you start believing in anything. In this Communism and the eternal Soviet Union.

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    Except when are religious people less 'believing in anything' in every other area?

    Only look at this website: most of the people are believing 99% nonsense that they read on unreliable websites - many of them are religious.
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  • From the New York Times: I can't keep all this Spy vs. Spy stuff straight in my head, but I did observe a two-generation link from the, uh, purported FBI investigator to that pinnacle of American Deep State competence ... yes ... The Bay of Pigs. Here's a 1983 New York Times article by Leslie...
  • @SnakeEyes
    The weird thing is that Trump just stands by and tweets about this stuff. He has the power to fire whole swathes of the FBI and CIA.

    Didn’t pan out for JFK that approach. The Mueller nonsense is certainly meant to hobble Trump, all about the midterms for the Donald.

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    But at the same time, I think Trump may be allowing it to go on as a means of motivating his supporters to vote in November.

    Also, he may be giving Mueller and his gang, as well as Brennan, Clapper, Comey, etc, all the rope they need to hang themselves by continuing to talk on the record...sort of like when he told the media he had a big announcement and then proceeded to have the veterans speak and be praised for 15 minutes or more while the media covered it all, much to their chagrin.

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  • @Bill P
    The Brits ought to pay for interfering in our election. Sounds like this Halper guy was an MI6 agent as well as CIA. All this talk about Russia when British interference is all but standing naked in front of us. Since when did the USA become a commonwealth country?

    Churchill made us a vassal of the US in 1940, MI6 were just doing what Brennan, Clapper, Obama et al wanted.

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/trump-is-pushing-us-into-the-arms-of-china-bw7bnj9d5

    It does look, Brexit apart, that this might be changing. Brexit was seen as potentially making us even more of a vassal, but it looks like we remain aligned to Europe. Of course my preferred choice of Swiss isolationism never gets a look in.

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    Churchill made us a vassal of the US in 1940...
     
    ... hardly to our own benefit.

    You'd think British and European anti-imperialists would do more to honor the Lindberghs, who did their best to keep us on our side of the water.
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  • From the New York Times Opinion section:
  • Problem is Israel isn’t sticking to their borders.

    Gaza is basically the Warsaw ghetto of the Nazi occupation. Kevin MacDonald was right about Nazism being the mirror image of Judaism.

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    In recent years Gaza has had the highest rate of population increase in the world outside of Africa and the highest fertility rate. Yes, just like the Warsaw Ghetto.

    Gaza is ruled by a government that routinely conducts military operations against its neighbor. Just like the Warsaw Ghetto again!

    Wow, you draw the most accurate analogies!!
    , @Reg Cæsar

    Gaza is basically the Warsaw ghetto of the Nazi occupation. Kevin MacDonald was right about Nazism being the mirror image of Judaism.
     
    The cruelty of ghettos (ghettoes? ghetti?) is that one is forced to live with others of one's kind. That must be hell on earth.

    It's a good thing Hong Kong has a harbor, or it'd be another Gaza. Hey, let's build Gaza a harbor! Then they'd be an enterprise zone!
    , @Dave Pinsen
    Gaza is just like the Warsaw Ghetto except for pretty much everything.

    In 1940, the Warsaw Ghetto had a population of about 450,000. By 1943, about 392,000 were dead.

    Gaza, in contrast, has a population of about 1.8 million, growing at more than 2% per year.

    A better analogy for Gaza would be Detroit, except that the population in Gaza has been growing. But similarly, the productive population (Jews, in Gaza’s case) left (were forcibly removed, in Gaza’s case), and the locals looted and and wrecked what they left behind.
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  • Thugs actually hate classical music. From the L.A. Review of Books: From Theodore Gioia's website: "Hailing from a line of writers, Theodore has the dubious distinction of being the second best-known writer named Ted Gioia in his family." The Gioias are like the Therouxs of the 21st Century. MAY 17, 2018 AT THE CORNER of...
  • @wren
    A few years ago I was searching YouTube for the old 2 tone second wave ska that I enjoyed when I was younger, and was surprised to see that it was so popular with Mexican kids. Even the Japanese ska band videos were filled with Spanish comments that I think were from Mexico and not Spain.

    Or maybe Mexican kids living in LA? The videos of kids dancing to ska seemed to fit that profile.

    Ska defines me as a person and I will never turn my back on ska.

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  • From Journal of Human Resources: The Value of Smarter Teachers: International Evidence on Teacher Cognitive Skills and Student Performance* Eric A. Hanushek, Marc Piopiunik, Simon Wiederhold March 20, 2018 Abstract International differences in teacher quality are commonly hypothesized to be a key determinant of the large international student performance gaps, but lack of consistent quality...
  • @Pericles
    One odd thing is that, given the raw material, you would expect Finland to do better economically than it does. Sweden has been busily destroying its legacy for about 50 years now, yet seems still to do a lot better than Finland.

    For example, in 2016 Finland GDP per capita was 457000 USD while in Sweden 56300 USD, or 23% greater. (PPP adjusted, 39400 USD and 46400 US dollars respectively, or 18% greater.)

    (Source: https://tradingeconomics.com/ )

    In recent years Finland has been hit by the triple whammy of the collapse of Nokia, sanctions on Russia and membership of the Euro. I know some Finns and it has been very tough economically for them.

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  • On May 6, there was a big free speech march through Central London jointly organized by the Democratic Football Lads Alliance and Veterans Against Terrorism. Many of the big names in the British Alt Lite were attending, so I decided to show up myself. (I appear in the sidelines a few times in this video...
  • @Greasy William
    3 Dem incumbents lost primary to Berniecrat insurgents tonight. This is a huge defeat for the DNC and shows that nothing can stop the Corbynization of the Democratic party.

    The demographics of the US means it won’t matter in a few years, might delay the inevitable one party rule for a while though.

    Loving how trashy and dysfunctional the Markles are, her siblings really don’t have much good to say about her, typical Hollywood type.

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  • @Art Deco
    Her ancestry might be 1/3 negroid, if that. Her mother is a recognizable California type - steeped in New Age therapy culture. The father is a retired technician employed for decades in television production - and, by all appearances, emotionally fragile. They're long divorced. MM'ss already had a chunk taken out of her by the public animadversions of obnoxious siblings. There's no dignity in the Markle family.

    Meghan Markle herself is Hollywood - intensely interested in her personal appearance and in what she eats. Black American culture (the agreeable parts and the disagreeable parts) is not manifest in Meghan Markle. She's divorced and people with her personal history you don't expect to have aptitude for domestic life - too many taboos breached, too self-centered, too fixated on what pleases right now, too unreflective.

    She seems a deeply flawed person, as is Harry in some ways.

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    I'm not sure what counts as a 'deep flaw' and merely a flaw. His problem in this circumstance is that he's thinking with his peter.
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  • @Ali Choudhury
    In a,country where the brother of the future king is the soon-to-be husband of a woke black woman, white nationalism will not get much Establishment support.

    The British public are as unenthusiastic of Meghan Markle as the media is enthusiastic.

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    Just another nail in the coffin of the monarchy.

    As a traditionalist I've always been inclined to favour the monarchy over republicanism (though the best arguments imo against the latter have always been Tony Bair, Barack Obama and George W. Bush).

    But the monarchy has rarely in my experience missed an opportunity to spit in the faces of traditionalists and conservatives in order to, they think, curry favour with the dominant social radicals and globalists. Maybe it has kept them going as an institution, but increasingly, what's the point?

    On the other hand, where else have traditionalists got to go?
    , @for-the-record
    The British public are as unenthusiastic of Meghan Markle as the media is enthusiastic.

    Yes. I was surprised to discover that they chose to have their wedding coincide with my long-planned visit to London. Not sure I will have time to participate in the festivities, though.
    , @Miro23

    The British public are as unenthusiastic of Meghan Markle as the media is enthusiastic.
     
    Interesting comments in the Daily Mail (thousands of them). First of all they don't like Meghan Markle (based on her past history), but equally they don't have anything much against the American pastor, the African choir or the ululating welcome - it's just that it's totally out of place at a British Royal wedding.

    The public message is that Africans have to adopt British culture if they want to be British - otherwise stay in Africa. Without the African pastor, African choir and ululation everything would have gone much better.

    There's also a growing feeling that Leftist-Progressivism could mean the end of Royalty after Elizabeth II.
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  • The key problem isn't Washington DC's direct sanctions - Russia's trade with the US is small, any restrictions can be easily substituted for or retaliated against, while harsher measures would require an unrealistic degree of international cooperation to be effective. As I have written, the main problem is American secondary sanctions: It appears that Russia...
  • @Randal

    Syria wouldn’t even exist right now if it wasn’t for Russia. Part of the their strategy, for whatever reason, is to withstand the Israelis’ and NATO’s periodic temper tantrums. Of course, if the Syrians feel like the Russians are unreliable partners they can kick them out of the country any time they wish, and go it on their own.
     
    It isn't quite as simple as that, though. Russia has repeatedly proven to be an unreliable ally against US and especially Israeli power, from collaborating with the US sanctions charade against Iran to indulging Israeli impunity in carrying out acts of murderous aggression in Syria, and will have only itself to blame if, when push comes to shove, it finds Iran unwilling to go to the wall for Russia, and similarly for China, which is undoubtedly watching, to regard Russia as fundamentally unreliable.

    The latest Guardian propaganda piece highlights the kind of issue involved:

    Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, was in Moscow again last week, aligning his interests in Syria with those of Vladimir Putin. Israel forewarned Russia of last week’s attacks.
     
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/15/iraq-shock-election-result-may-be-turning-point-for-iran

    It is impossible for anyone outside the senior levels of the Russia government to know the truth, if any, in this assertion (and for sure the piece is the usual rank Israeli propaganda to be expected from the Guardian). But the Iranians will have a fair idea of what games Russia is playing and will be aware if Russia is betraying them in this kind of way.

    For sure, Russia is under no treaty-based duty to protect its allies interests when they are faced with outright Israeli aggression. But when it needs help, it will likely find that help will not be forthcoming and its allies will simply make the same point - that they are under no treaty duty to oblige.

    If Russia really thinks that it can appease the US or the Israelis (and Putin has often given the impression that he would like to do so), it would be making a huge error of judgement. The longer Israeli impunity in its acts of aggression against Russia's allies in the ME continue, the firmer that impression will become.

    Overwrought hyperbole, and you know it.

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    Nope. A balanced assessment recognising that my own oft-stated personal inclination to give the Russians the benefit of the doubt is becoming increasingly untenable.
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  • On May 6, there was a big free speech march through Central London jointly organized by the Democratic Football Lads Alliance and Veterans Against Terrorism. Many of the big names in the British Alt Lite were attending, so I decided to show up myself. (I appear in the sidelines a few times in this video...
  • Never heard of it and I have no interest in faux British nationalism that is obviously Zionist backed Muslim bashing. The cast of speakers tells you what this is about.

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  • The key problem isn't Washington DC's direct sanctions - Russia's trade with the US is small, any restrictions can be easily substituted for or retaliated against, while harsher measures would require an unrealistic degree of international cooperation to be effective. As I have written, the main problem is American secondary sanctions: It appears that Russia...
  • Sanctions on Rusal badly backfired. Opinion is shifting in Europe too, looks like Salvini might be the Italian foreign minister. This article in the neocon Times, of all places, really caught my eye.

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/trump-is-pushing-us-into-the-arms-of-china-bw7bnj9d5?shareToken=c8165bb9397ad9cc0d860ac558a2c7b5

    Burleigh is smart thinker and has always gone his own way though.

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  • In my continuing attempt to cover the Jordan Peterson Phenomenon without sitting through dozens of hours of videos, here's an appreciative article in Esquire by Wesley Yang: Yang is a fairly sizable journalistic talent whose career was sidetracked in recent years by some personal problems, which he says Peterson's lectures helped him get over. Much...
  • @27 year old
    Jordan Peterson seems like a gateway drug to me. Peterson-ism is not great but it beats the hell out of bugman-ism and nihilism as far as I can tell.

    And you could say he is better for White young men than a lot of "hardcore alt right". "Clean up your room" is much more useful advice than "wake up normies to the JQ!!" He's done a hell of a lot more for lost Whites than say Paul Nehlen.

    I also think the fixation with him being on some UN panel is way off. Sorry he's not a loser shitposting in his pajamas all the time and people out in the real world respect him and value his input? If you want to win, you need people like this.

    I'm curious to see where he goes and how this plays out.

    With Paul Ryan retiring Nehlen would have a chance of taking his seat, foolish on his part.

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  • I have only ever come across him because I watched his highly entertaining demolition of Cathy Newman when she interviewed him. Well worth watching if you haven’t. Anyone who demolishes the left wing world view so succinctly is an asset. I also read a review of his most recent book he wrote that intrigued me and gave a good impression.

    Good luck him, clearly many people don’t seem to get any decent instruction on life. God knows how remorlessly white people are attacked and demonised, a bit of self respect would go a long way.

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    The Cathy Newman interview has ten million views on Youtube, my feeling is that VD is being eaten up with envy.
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  • America’s Republican politicians complain that “entitlements,” by which they mean pensions and medical care, are leading the country to bankruptcy even as they fatten the spending on the Pentagon, which now takes 12 percent of the overall budget. And it should be noted that while workers contribute to the social programs during all their years...
  • @Anonymous
    US spends 4% of GDP on the military versus 2% in China, France, UK. That's high but considering how rich the US is, not unbearable. Weak article.

    Clearly is if you look at your debt to GDP and deficit.

    Interesting because the US has its history as part of the English tradition of no standing armies, militias, all possible due to the favourable geography of having a strip of water, or moat as Shakespeare put it, to deter potential invaders. The US military really is a WWII and Cold War creation. That the US seems to be the only nation not have benefited from the end of the cold war dividend in reduced military spending is an impressive feat by lobbyists and neocon ideologues.

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    I think we benefitted at least a little bit between the end of the Cold War and 911. That was how Bill Clinton ran a slight surplus at least one year.
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  • The idea that the pomp and pageantry around the annual festivities commemorating Victory in the Great Patriotic War constitute a sort of foundational myth of the Russian state is a popular one. There are any number of articles on the Internet making this argument, mostly from the last few years, though come to think of...
  • Having looked in to the originator of the ‘Puritan’ meme I see why that odd looking Moldbug guy wishes to deflect attention from the Frankfurt School, Freud etc.

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  • There are some pretty strange ideas floating around that Russia is obligated to help Syria/Iran in their decades-long squabbles with Israel, and that Putin is "betraying his people" by not doing so. Well, last time I checked, Putin is President of Russians, not Syrians/Iranians. Indeed, the term "сирийские братушки" ("Syrian brothers") has long been an...
  • @AP
    http://www.historycentral.com/Revolt/Americans/americansrev.html

    "The Americans of 1776 were not all patriots. In fact, according to John Adams' estimates, about one third were patriots, one third loyalists, and one third were either neutral or indifferent. In New York and Georgia, more people joined the King's army than the Continental Army, while New Englanders generally supported Washington's efforts"


    British heavy-handedness may have created more Patriots over time since 1776, and the Patriots had massive French assistance.

    Adams was a Yankee, his section supported independence almost uniformly so it would be an odd observation. That article even contradicts itself.

    https://historynewsnetwork.org/article/5641

    Supplying Syria with the S300 makes more sense than attacking US troops because some mercenaries ignored the rules of the game and got involved on the wrong side of the Euphrates.

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  • @Sean
    If Russia wants lead a global energy order, siding with Iran against the de facto Sunni power block that includes the oil rich Gulf states would seem to be of dubious utility. Russia owes Iran nothin. and is is hurting the energy prices.

    Iran and Iraq aren’t oil rich?

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  • One of the more intriguing current scientific papers is a recent one in Genetics with the unobtrusive title: Detecting polygenic adaptation in admixture graphs Fernando Racimo, Jeremy J. Berg and Joseph K. Pickrell USA June 6, 2017 Abstract An open question in human evolution is the importance of polygenic adaptation: adaptive changes in the mean...
  • Us unibrows are a much oppressed people otherwise, reparations and affirmative action are the minimum I will accept as recompense.

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  • From The Forward: Is Jordan Peterson Enabling Jew Hatred? Ari Feldman May 11, 2018 Wikimedia/Forward Montage... Jordan Peterson is a public intellectual adored by neo-Nazis, white supremacists and conspiracy theorists. ... Part of why people on the far right like Peterson is because he is not afraid to talk about the Jews, and he has...
  • Gateway drug.

    Interested to see what happens with generation Z.

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  • There are some pretty strange ideas floating around that Russia is obligated to help Syria/Iran in their decades-long squabbles with Israel, and that Putin is "betraying his people" by not doing so. Well, last time I checked, Putin is President of Russians, not Syrians/Iranians. Indeed, the term "сирийские братушки" ("Syrian brothers") has long been an...
  • @Talha

    pubic hair is proof of guilt.
     
    It isn't - it's proof of puberty and thus biological adulthood. The proof of innocence was when a handful of men came out of the besieged fortification and declared they denounced the breaking of the covenant; they were free to go. The details we have of the incident (including what you keep bringing up) aren't of the most authentic nature, but that's all we have to work with.

    Explain how the pre-teen boys who just began sprouting pubes were guilty of violating the covenant?
     
    Prove that they were pre-teen. All you have to go with is that, if they were confused about the adulthood, that's how they confirmed it. Plenty of Muslims fought when they were 14 or 15 at the time; they were certainly present at Badr.

    Even at one of the BJJ dojos my son has attended, they let advanced 13 year olds train with and grapple with the adult class.


    with a robber who attacked caravans stole the goods and killed or enslaved the merchants (released when ransomed).
     
    No, he was the head of a state that waged economic warfare against the rival city. Cutting off ability for Makkah merchant caravans was the intelligent course of action. It's what economic sanctions and blockades are about and an age old practice that was fairly common until recently:
    "The 13 Colonies, having declared their Independence, had only 31 ships comprising the Continental Navy. To add to this, they issued Letters of Marque to privately owned, armed merchant ships and Commissions for privateers, which were outfitted as warships to prey on enemy merchant ships."
    http://www.usmm.org/revolution.html

    "A Letter of Marque authorized armed merchant ships to challenge any likely enemy vessel that crossed its path during the course of a commercial voyage. A Privateer Commission was issued to vessels, called privateers or cruisers, whose primary objective was to disrupt enemy shipping. The ideal target was an unarmed, or lightly armed, commercial ship."
    https://www.nps.gov/revwar/about_the_revolution/privateers.html

    You really haven't done much in the way of reading about military history have you? Especially of Late Antiquity? Your arguments are basically more of post-modern "muh feelz" discourse from the type of people that shouldn't be let anywhere near a command and control position in a serious conflict. Maybe you can also fault the Rashidun for not having their soldiers go through transgender sensitivity training.

    Certainly a lot less bloodthirsty than is found in the OT, but then you have to judge by the time and place.

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    Indeed, context is important. That was the bloodiest episode in the Sirah; a few dozen to a few hundred (sources vary on details) captive adult prisoners were executed for siding with the enemy when the city of Madinah was under siege by a large confederation army under the Quraysh - that could not go unanswered and Bani Qurayzah effectively ceased to exist. Or Jewish tribes did nothing this egregious and were allowed to go into exile or surrender with terms of providing a yearly tribute.

    Executing adult male prisoners of war was fairly wide practice at the time. Charlemagne had 4500 recalcitrant heathens put to the sword at Verden for killing some of his officials. He went on to become Holy Roman Emperor and his statues are everywhere.

    Now we have rules not to do that and everyone should abide by them. However, judging the past by post WW2 protocols seems a silly policy.

    Peace.
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  • @Anon
    National necessity-- laughed at when Prussians claim it, solemnly accepted when Brits do.

    Perhaps you should wonder why that is the case, reputation matters.

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  • @songbird
    Zionism was a snowball rolling down a hill, IMO. It was inevitable way before WW2.

    Nationalism always starts on the margins. In the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin, most onlookers were confused by what was happening. Two years later, Sinn Fein won 3/4 of all seats in Ireland. By 1921, there was an Anglo-Irish Treaty.

    The American Revolution was only supported by a third of the population - and that is from sources who were for independence.

    Zionism was in the mainstream consciousness before WW2. GK Chesterton wrote an essay titled something like "On the Jewish Problem" or "On the Jewish Question." Brandeis was also involved in the discussion of Zionism, even though he was an American Jew and trying to maintain an impartial facade.

    Many of the Jewish settlers did have national ambitions under the Turks. There were espionage rings created with the intent of getting the Allies to invade.

    That one third quote is bogus and relates to another issue, namely the French Revolution. The American War for Independence was successful because the vast majority supported it. New England almost uniformly, with a few places in the rest of the colonies having some loyalists.

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expulsion_of_the_Loyalists

    According to that an estimated 500 000 settlers were loyalists, and 60 000 left for Canada after the revolution.
    I don't have time to look for anything more substantial than Wikipedia, but everything I've read about the American revolution indicates that there was a very significant minority of loyalists. Also many who were initially undecided.
    , @songbird
    The source, of course, is John Adams.

    I never realized there was a debate about what he was talking about. The third business is in school in textbooks. Of course, he was in France for a time, so it is possible he may have been commenting on the French Revolution. I always got the impression - independent of the quote - that there were a fair number of loyalists. Ben Franklin had a son that he treated infamously badly because he was a loyalist. Most of the population of the colonies had to be British.
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    The complex will likely be destroyed by Israel after it is given
     
    If it's that easy to destroy, what would be the point in Syria getting it?
    I can see though why Russia just doesn't want to give it away...$900 million (wow) isn't exactly cheap.

    It would presumably be an old system that was no longer needed as the Russian unit would have been given the S400. So cost could also be seen as zero.

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  • The idea that the pomp and pageantry around the annual festivities commemorating Victory in the Great Patriotic War constitute a sort of foundational myth of the Russian state is a popular one. There are any number of articles on the Internet making this argument, mostly from the last few years, though come to think of...
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    It is a bit puzzling that Prof. MacDonald, who did such a good job in exposing the Jewish influence in the American thinking, sings such paeans for the Puritans "more Jewish than Protestants". Let's see.

    "The Puritans were obsessed with the Bible and came to identify their political struggle against England with that of the ancient Hebrews against Pharaoh or the King of Babylon. Because they identified so strongly with ancient Israel, they chose to identify with the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible). In 1620, the “Separatists” sailed for America on the Mayflower. The Separatists/Puritans who settled at Plymouth Colony called themselves “Pilgrims” because of their wanderings in search of religious freedom. The Puritan culture of New England was marked from the outset by a deep association with Jewish themes. No Christian community in history identified more with the Israelites of the Bible than did the first generations of settlers of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, who believed their own lives to be a literal reenactment of the biblical drama of the chosen people―they were the children of Israel and the ordinances of God’s Holy covenant by which they lived were His divine law. Since they viewed themselves as the persecuted victims of the sinful Christian establishment of the Old World (England), the Puritans also had a natural sympathy for the Jews of their own time. The Protestant Puritan leader Cotton Mather repeatedly referred to the Jews in his prayer for their conversion as God's "Beloved People.” The New Israel―The influence of the Hebrew Bible marks every step of the Puritan exodus to their Zion in the wilderness of the New World. The Jewish Bible formed their minds and dominated their characters; its conceptions were their conceptions...
    They firmly believed that the Hebrew prophets were speaking to them as directly as they had spoken to the Israelites. Thus the history of the Israelites as related in the Bible served, according to the ministers of the day, as a mirror in which the Puritans could see their own activities reflected. Still considering themselves as Christian Protestants, the Puritans related to the Israelites and their Jewish belief for their fundamental “grounding.
    In this respect they differed sharply from the majority of traditional Christian theologies. To the Puritans the primary lesson of the Old Testament was that a nation as well as an individual could enter into a covenant with God. The Puritans reasoned in America the concept of the covenant would assume new dimensions. Once they reached the colonies a new factor entered into the matter of the covenant. In this New Israel the Puritans established a completely new society based solely upon the Jewish concept of a covenant between God and man. Thus the Puritans made certain of the biblical system they wished to establish in the New World. When, during a convention of Puritan ministers at Boston on May 26, 1698, they confirmed the belief that "under the Old Testament, the Church was constituted by a covenant." Because of this concept, the Puritan Church was not ruled by a formal and rigid papal hierarchy but derived its direction immediately from God, ruled by His word as revealed in the sacred Jewish Scriptures".
    @http://www.christianity-revealed.com/cr/files/puritansweremorejewishthanprotestants.html

    Puritanism is the source of the "White nationalism" which is a purely Anglo-Saxon creation.
    No less puzzling is expressed the hatred for the Church, illustrated by the praiseful references to such rabid anti-Christian 'philosophers' like Nietzsche or Alain de Benoist, whose anti-Christian arguments are pure Jewish 'criticism' - of the kind denounced by Prof. MacDonald. The idea that the “Christian theology is the grandmother of Bolshevism” is preposterous. Equally preposterous is that Christianity destroyed the 'Western civilization', when in fact it created it. It was the anti-traditional Protestantism and Puritanism which did it.
    At least Prof. MacDonald does not descend to the ridiculous depths to which many of his admirers sank.
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  • In other genetics news that I don't really have an opinion upon, from The Guardian: Scientists to grow 'mini-brains' using Neanderthal DNA Geneticists hope comparing prehistoric and modern biology will help them understand what makes humans unique Hannah Devlin in Leipzig @hannahdev Fri 11 May 2018 09.42 EDT Last modified on Fri 11 May 2018...
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  • There are some pretty strange ideas floating around that Russia is obligated to help Syria/Iran in their decades-long squabbles with Israel, and that Putin is "betraying his people" by not doing so. Well, last time I checked, Putin is President of Russians, not Syrians/Iranians. Indeed, the term "сирийские братушки" ("Syrian brothers") has long been an...
  • I agree with the general idea but the S300 is a key element to tool up your proxies so they can do their own fighting. Israel is a largely hostile country that offers nothing to Russia so quite why they should have a key input in to Russian foreign policy decisions I don’t know. Continual Israeli bombing would undermine Russian efforts and prestige, to a certain extent. Stability of MENA should be a concern across Europe. Iran, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon represent very decent markets to open up to trade, weapons sales etc. Then there is the obvious fact that it is zionist voices driving the anti Russian narrative, why bend over?

    Anyway the Soviet Union was athiestic, bankrupt ideologically and economically entity that of the course the Arabs would not seek to be aligned with.

    Still Israel demonstrated they can’t really harm Syria, or reverse the direction of the war, even without the S300, the WC is in a few weeks, US midterms in the Autumn and the decison can be revisited or used as a threat.

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  • @German_reader

    Most Western media has the bias towards anti-Israel reportage
     
    Sorry, but that's just a tiresome pro-Israel propaganda point. US mainstream media definitely has a pro-Israel bias. In Germany you've got the Springer media conglomerate which actually obliges employees in their contracts to report positively about Israel (!). In Britain outlets like the Daily Telegraph are also quite pro-Israel. I don't know how it's in France, Italy etc., but I doubt all media there is anti-Israel.
    Are some Western media anti-Israel? Sure. But I still think that Israel gets away with way more dubious stuff than any Western country would (one just has to compare how demonized Poland and Hungary are). Those complaints about hostile media are just another manifestation of the Israelis' "the entire world is full of antisemites who are against us for no reason at all" complex. Not credible anymore.

    The British media used to be relatively critical of Israel, well some left wing sections. These days there seems to be some sort of ban on any reporting on Palestine unless something major happens and they have to. Given the British history of Jewish terrorism and strong pro Palestinian position of people it is depressing only RT seems to reflect British public opinion.

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  • The idea that the pomp and pageantry around the annual festivities commemorating Victory in the Great Patriotic War constitute a sort of foundational myth of the Russian state is a popular one. There are any number of articles on the Internet making this argument, mostly from the last few years, though come to think of...
  • No surprise that the puritan descended Mormons are the only thriving white group in America today.

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    40% of Mormon Utah has Welsh grandparents. Ethnicly, Mormons are mostly a mix of Welsh and Liverpudlian with some London seasoning. Becoming a Mormon was a secure way to emigrate. You were found a job and a home.
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  • @Thorfinnsson
    The importation of lawless negro savages to British North America was certainly an own goal.

    This catastrophe however certainly did not merit abolitionism, let alone civil rights or insane theories of racial equality. One simply could've confined slavery to its existing territories and pursued gradual deportation, beginning in temperate states like Virginia where black labor was not required.

    The Puritans and the Quakers are to blame for the global catastrophe of racial equality (later aided and abetted by the Jews, of course). Though one must also blame the French "Enlightenment" cranks for coming up with the idea of equality to begin with.

    What on earth do Puritans have to do with civil rights or racial equality? I don’t think knownothings or Lothrop Stoddard have anything to do with that.

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    While the first abolitionists were Quakers, it was New England that became the hotbed of abolitionism.

    John Brown was a descendant of Puritans, and while William Lloyd Garrison was not of Puritan stock he was from Massachusetts.

    Yankees produced fine minds in general, but not all of those fine minds were put to good use as were the minds of Stoddard and Grant.

    The quasi-judaized millenarian universalism of puritanism frequently expresses itself in radical commitments to "equality", and has done so for at least two centuries. This is why Southern dissidents are fond of blaming Yankees over the Jews for equalitarianism.
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  • @DFH

    The other complaint is that Yankees objected to slavery, sorry but the importation of African slaves was moral and social catastrophe, and not worth fighting and dying to preserve.
     
    They didn't just object to slavery though, they often had absurdly idealised ideas of blacks and fantasies about educating them, unlike much more sensible anti-slavery colonisers. At their worst, like John Brown and his supporters like Emerson, they had an insane hatred of Southerners and believed all sorts of lies and atrocity stories about slavery.

    Slavery was wrong and bad for white people, but it was hardly a 'moral catastrophe' since it gave the blacks and their descendants a much better standard of living than they would have had in Africa and which even in absolute terms wasn't that bad.

    http://thealternativehypothesis.org/index.php/2016/04/15/slavery-in-the-united-states/

    No doubt some did, but they were smart enough as a society not to import them to their own region. I consider myself a Confederate sympathiser but Puritan Lincoln had the right idea with shipping them back to Africa.

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  • @Thorfinnsson
    The real testament to "Jewish/Puritan" domination isn't that we're communicating in English, but that you think the Americans did something wrong by replacing the Amerindians. In reality this is the principle reason the US and Canada are so superior to Latin Americans, who are burdened with the blood of a lesser race.

    And in any case, General Sherman's proposals aside, this is really just luck. North of the Rio Grande the Amerindians largely did not practice agriculture or live in permanent settlements and were predominantly hunter-gatherers, thus their population density was quite low. South of the Rio Grande many Amerindians lived in densely-populated agricultural civilizations, and furthermore the highlands disastrously allowed for safe areas for the Amerindian populations to recover after the initial population collapse.

    Another problem for Latin America is that Latin men are too horny and have no standards and thus could not resist sloughing the squaws, whereas the Anglo settlers of North America were mostly able to hold out for white women to arrive.

    It's also worth noting that in Canada Quebecois men have traditionally had a reputation for lowering themselves to miscegenation with squaws, reflected in the term Métis. No such word among Anglo-Canadians or Americans, and in fact Americans were forced to import the term "mestizo" from the race-mixing Hispanics.

    Likewise George Orwell noted that French civilization was unique in being "devoid of color prejudice", and the H-man contemptuously noted in Mein Kampf that France was intent on negrizing itself. Absence of color prejudice may have been praiseworthy according to Orwell, but it is in fact contemptible and incorrect.

    The French have destroyed many cultures (again, not that there is anything wrong about that), most obviously in the south of France. Who speaks Occitan today?

    The French also intended to extinguish German culture in the Rhineland, but failed to do so. Hence Die Wacht am Rhein.

    The Puritans of New England represent the very pinnacle of European civilisation. Normally I find people who blame ‘Puritans’ to be using it as they are scared of saying Jews. Puritans weren’t pushing Freudianism, Boasian anthropology etc., quite the opposite if you look at the works of Madison Grant and Lothrop Stoddard. Yankee patricians were very concerned by the intellectuals trends of the twenties and thirties. The other complaint is that Yankees objected to slavery, sorry but the importation of African slaves was moral and social catastrophe, and not worth fighting and dying to preserve.

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    The other complaint is that Yankees objected to slavery, sorry but the importation of African slaves was moral and social catastrophe, and not worth fighting and dying to preserve.
     
    They didn't just object to slavery though, they often had absurdly idealised ideas of blacks and fantasies about educating them, unlike much more sensible anti-slavery colonisers. At their worst, like John Brown and his supporters like Emerson, they had an insane hatred of Southerners and believed all sorts of lies and atrocity stories about slavery.

    Slavery was wrong and bad for white people, but it was hardly a 'moral catastrophe' since it gave the blacks and their descendants a much better standard of living than they would have had in Africa and which even in absolute terms wasn't that bad.

    http://thealternativehypothesis.org/index.php/2016/04/15/slavery-in-the-united-states/
    , @Thorfinnsson
    The importation of lawless negro savages to British North America was certainly an own goal.

    This catastrophe however certainly did not merit abolitionism, let alone civil rights or insane theories of racial equality. One simply could've confined slavery to its existing territories and pursued gradual deportation, beginning in temperate states like Virginia where black labor was not required.

    The Puritans and the Quakers are to blame for the global catastrophe of racial equality (later aided and abetted by the Jews, of course). Though one must also blame the French "Enlightenment" cranks for coming up with the idea of equality to begin with.

    , @French Basque

    Normally I find people who blame ‘Puritans’ to be using it as they are scared of saying Jews.
     
    Please note how I always clearly associate those together and therefore cannot new blamed of being scared of speaking of the J-Frage.

    The other complaint is that Yankees objected to slavery, sorry but the importation of African slaves was moral and social catastrophe, and not worth fighting and dying to preserve.
     
    It my impression that you are compounding two different questions into one sentence. I certainly agree with the second part, but it does not follow that the first part was well-founded. In fact the question of slavery was typical Puritan hypocrisy, just a convenient fig-leaf for what in reality boiled down to libido dominandi. From anti-slavery to "weapons of mass destruction", "babies in incubators", and "chemical attacks on the children", it is always the same sort of rhetorical artifices being used.

    What is left of Puritans is disappearing anyway, with Brown peoples taking over the US of A at an even faster rate than Western Europe (which is not saying much I would agree).
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  • @Thorfinnsson
    The German generals after the war constructed a fantasy that the H-man alone was responsible for Germany's defeat, and that if only they had been in charge Germany would've won the war. Erich von Manstein wrote an entire book dedicated to this fantasy.

    The H-man's decision-making prior to 1944 was not always optimal of course, but it wasn't crazy the way his decisions in 1944-1945 were.

    The delay in the assault on Moscow for instance was the result of the H-man's argument that it was more important to destroy the Soviet army than to capture Moscow. Maybe he was wrong, but that's hardly an unreasonable point of view.

    I don't think the H-man failed at Stalingrad at all, other than that Fall Blau itself was overly ambitious and should not have proceeded into Stalingrad or the Caucasus. He sacrificed the Sixth Army so that Army Group B could withdraw from the Caucasus. This was successful.

    Let's not forget that the German generals themselves did not always have the best ideas. The original plan for Fall Gelb was a WWI retread, which the H-man correctly understood was not a good idea. He had the good sense to adopt von Manstein's plan after the Mechelen Affair. Many of the German generals also wanted a general retreat in the face of the Battle of Moscow, with Guderian proposing retreating all the way back to Poland. A nutty idea in a long war.

    Nice to see Admiral Martyanov thoroughly dismantled on the other hand. :)

    Hitler was a big fan of military visionary JFC Fuller and promoted his doctrines.

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  • @Bigly
    Using the Russian and Ukrainian languages as a metric to decide whether Ukraine can or cannot be incorporated by Russia is irrelevant when we know that the overwhelming majority of Ukrainians, except in Galicia, speak fluent Russian.

    Ethnically, Ukrainians are closer to Russians than Scots are to Anglos.

    I would be surprised if Russians are genetically closer to Ukrainians than English and Scots are, very surprised.

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    You will probably find greater genetic differences between Galicia and Kharkov. The people from Western Ukraine even look different.

    http://gordonua.com/img/article/1894/91_tn.jpg
    This facial type is very atypical for Eastern Slavs. I would call it a Polish face. You never really see it east of Dnieper.
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  • Syrians are perfectly capable of protecting themselves, have the tools to do it. Russians don’t want Syria falling in to the Israeli trap of escalating when Syrian only gets stronger as time goes by. Israelis obviously trying to provoke conflict.

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    The Syrian "tools" are generously supplied by Russia. Israeli tools - by the USA.

    The difference of course is that Russia doesn't print the world's reserve currency. Should this evolve into a war of attrition between Israel and Syria, we cannot hope to win.
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  • @Felix Keverich
    https://twitter.com/Joyce_Karam/status/994632002400866304

    Netanyahoo was Putin's guest of honor at the Victory parade!
    He was wearing St. George's ribbon!!
    He was marching in the Immortal Regiment!!!

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  • @French Basque
    Interesting video. Do we know what piece of hardware took down the Pantsir system?

    That does not bode well for the alleged superiority of Russian AA/AD systems.

    A quarter of century ago while doing my military service in an anti-tank unit of the French military, I several times felt how our lives would be at the mercy of a minor technical advantage of our opponents, in the case of a real conflict, and that one's chances of staying alive would be to stay clear of the most technologically-advanced assets -- as opposed to close or inside them, because they would most likely be the prime targets of the technologically superior adversary. And that was even before the advent of fully-integrated systems.

    Bound to lose some.

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    Thank you for the additional details. Ah! The eternal problem of running out of stones/arrows/bullets/missiles!

    By the way please note the order in which my nationalities are ordered. Clearly, one has precedence over the other -- this is by design ("grande patrie/petite patrie" in the federalist tradition of Charles Maurras). One does not exclude the other. I do speak both languages (in addition to my broken English -- please excuse it).

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  • @for-the-record
    That map shows it was ethnic German areas most opposed to intervention,

    The Germans may have been the most opposed, but even in the most "interventionist" state there was only 35% support for intervention. Notably, "Anglo" New England was overwhelmingly opposed -- 83% Massachusetts, 79% Maine, etc.

    Depends on how many said don’t know, how many said actively opposed, oppose but accept need to etc. I actually think 30 percent is pretty high.

    Pre war Florida really was Southern. Anyway a lot of Irish in Massachusetts.

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  • @dfordoom

    If Germany hadn’t attacked the Soviet Union in 1941, I’d suppose there would have been prolonged stalemate between Germany and the British empire
     
    Not very prolonged. Britain was broke. Britain would have been forced to make peace with Germany. Germany would almost certainly have offered rather attractive terms for such a peace.

    Probably, Japanese entry, or not, in to the war would have been decisive. Would have been BE fighting a two front war.

    The smart move by Hitler would have been a push to take Egypt, the Suez Canal and open up the oil supply of the Middle East rather than invading the SU. Still issues supplying across the Med with British sea and air power interdicting.

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    If Hitler had taken he Med via North Africa, not only oil would have his. He would also have had a supply route to South Russia better Than the USSR could provide overland. No more problems using horse carts in the mud.
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