ISIS = Reavers

The Reavers live on the edge of the human-controlled binary solar systems, rarely venturing deep into occupied space.
As a result, most of inner worlds and many Alliance officials believe them to be myths made to cover for violent criminals. Reavers are known to capture ships and raid colonies on the edge of populated space – as Zoe puts it: "If they take the ship, they'll rape us to death, eat our flesh, and sew our skins into their clothing – and if we're very, very lucky, they'll do it in that order."
Reaver (Firefly) [HT: Joan of Argghh!]
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On Trusting the Left

When disillusioned American citizens living in the Soviet Union

thronged the gates of the U.S. embassy in Moscow to plead for new U.S. passports to leave USSR (Stalin had taken their original U.S. passports for 'registration' purposes years before), none were issued. Instead, the NKVD promptly arrested all of the Americans, who were taken to Lubyanka Prison and later shot.
NKVD - Wik

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The first bombs fell three days later, on June 19, 2028.

Cruise missiles came in just before dawn, targeting the State Houses in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont, National Guard armories, and power plants.
The damage was extensive but largely symbolic. The State Houses and armories were empty, and the power plants were down for lack of fuel. Three waves of bombers hit us after the cruise missiles, going for bridges, rail lines and railway shops, fuel depots (also empty), and the Portland docks. In Washington, President Warner announced “the beginning of precise, surgical air action to compel the northern rebels to surrender to lawful authority.”
Victoria: Chapter 23
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"The Brotherhood of Man"

What is the body count? Incomprehensible, how much human suffering one idiot phrase can cause. -- Happy Acres HappyAcres
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Oh, there’s an epidemic of racial violence in America, all right.

According to the National Crime Victimization Survey, in 2010, 62,593 blacks were the victims of white violence.
During that same year, 320,082 whites were the victims of black violence. That’s five times as many violent attacks, but that number is misleading, since the black and white populations are not the same size. When 38 million black Americans commit five times as many violent crimes on 197 million whites as they receive, what you discover is that black perpetrators violently assault White victims TWENTY-FIVE times more frequently. When it comes to a specific kind of violent crime -- aggravated assault -- the number of black on white crimes is TWO HUNDRED TIMES HIGHER than white on black crimes. Oh, there’s an epidemic of racial violence in America, all right.
Bill Whittle: Ferguson and the Real Race War | Truth Revolt
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The Sheldon Cooper Presidency

Sheldon Cooper doesn't care if someone's loved one has died. This is Thursday. We have pizza on Thursday. That's what we do on Thursday. Because it's Thursday.
No matter what happens in the world, Obama is sticking to Pizza On Thursdays. Because that's what we do on Thursdays. Thursdays are for Pizza. They're slaughtering Christians in Iraq? Thursdays are for Pizza. They're slaughtering Yazidis in Iraq? Pizza is what we have on Thursdays. Ferguson is burning? It's Thursday. Thursday night is pizza night. James Foley was beheaded by the New Caliphate in Iraq? Well, unless James Foley is our Pizza delivery guy, I don't really see how this alters our Thursday plans...
- - Ace of Spades HQ
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How Ernö Rubik Created the Rubik's Cube


In 1974, a particular project had him stumped.
For months, he’d been working on a block made of smaller cubes that could move without causing the whole structure to fall apart. So far, each attempt had failed. The evidence was strewn all over the two-bedroom apartment he shared with his mother. One spring day, a frustrated Rubik left the apartment and wandered the streets of Budapest. He followed a gentle bend in the Danube River, a path he had walked countless times before. At one point, he stopped to listen to the water lapping ashore and looked down at the polished round pebbles that lined the riverbank. Suddenly, his heart started racing.
-- Mental Floss
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30 Facts That Prove The American Middle-Class Is Being Destroyed

8. The price of food continues to rise much faster than the paychecks of most middle class families.
For example, the average price of ground beef has just hit a brand new all-time record high of $3.884 a pound. 9. According to one recent study, 40 percent of all households in the United States are experiencing financial stress right now. 10. The overall homeownership rate has fallen to the lowest level since 1995. 11. The homeownership rate for Americans under the age of 35 is at an all-time low. 12. According to one recent survey, 52 percent of all Americans cannot even afford the house that they are living in right now. 13. The average age of vehicles on America’s roads has hit an all-time high of 11.4 years.
-- Zero Hedge
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Chuck Hagel Goes Full Fearmonger: "ISIS Poses Greater Threat Than 9/11, Prepare For Everything"


"Running around, hair on fire, screaming, waving hands, spitting blood,
puss running freely from open sores, chased by the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse, CFR saying it's OK for dogs and cats to inter-breed, mixing the races and languages, Tower of Babel collapsing, earth tremors, strange sounds of Gabriel's horns summoning all mankind to the Ultimate Blood Feast, CNN reporters already on site showing Live Death in Technicolor 24/7/365, proclamations, edicts, stalwarts marching to strengthen the state, Pharisees rising justified by YouTube videos, psalms and prayers banned, speeches delivered on blank canvasses to be fulfilled by whatever wishes desired of the audience, placation of misery and destruction, freedoms curtailed to defend freedoms, children annihilated, women sold into bondage, drugs alcohol and mind altering chemicals sprayed into the air, electromagnetic vibrations as Nibru and the End of Days approaches, pass the popcorn and Jello. This is where we began and so shall end."
- - Zero Hedge

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John Muir Took the Scenic Route

Muir traveled light. He carried only a press to preserve plant specimens, a Bible, a change of underwear, and a book of Robert Burns’s poetry.
His few belongings meant that he was reliant on the kindness of anyone he passed. As he wrote, “I oftentimes had to sleep out without blankets, and also without supper or breakfast. But usually I had no great difficulty in finding a loaf of bread in the widely scattered clearings of the farmers.”
- Neatorama
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The Life of a Seismic Gas Explorer in Canada’s Wilderness


It was around -35 degrees before the wind chill on the side of a 250 foot cliff 40 miles south of Nahanni Butte,
in the Northwest Territories—and the wind chill was substantial. Flurries seemed to blow right through Tyrone Burke’s clothing. He was a 1 mile slog through knee-deep snow on rough terrain to the nearest helipad, and with the light quickly fading, he had ended up in the better of two bad choices.... It involved jumping from the side of the cliff onto the three inch skid of a hovering helicopter in climbing boots prone to slipping on metal.
-- VICE United States
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The US media is full of brainwashed cultural-marxist, limp-wristed, sissy men and their “you-go-girl,” change-the-world sisters.

Their complete inability to just report the goddamned facts in ANY story without interjecting some marxist agenda is a key factor for there being more blood in the streets than need be.
Rumor, innuendo, and just flat-out bullshit ruled the initial days after Michael Brown was shot. Every loud-mouthed race-baiter from across the land was dragged onto every news station to run his suckhole about a situation in which he had ZERO facts, but decided to crank up the animosity for the doe-eyed, guilt-filled, leftist lady announcers and their beta male orbiters. The bullshit continues unabated today, and will continue tomorrow, and the next day and the next. If this thing goes nuclear, I will not cry for journalists when the mobs they incited burn news offices to the ground and drag reporters naked through the streets before they string them up on lampposts.
-- #Ferguson – when assholes collide | Ivy Mike Cafe
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Celebrating looters and rioters


who take their anger out on sneaker stores, liquor stores, rim stores,
and various and sundry businesses that had nothing to do with the death of a young, ghetto black American feeds every stereotype about ghetto black American culture on a parabolic scale. While the media may lionize this conduct, the rest of the country looks on it with scorn. It sucks for the protestors that are doing civil disobedience right.

To the whack-jobs out there scolding the violent for not rioting and looting in white neighborhoods: Are you psychotic?
What on earth do people think is going to happen if that starts? Is that what people want? Seriously? As my black brothers and sisters say on The Twitter, “SMH.”
#Ferguson – when assholes collide | Ivy Mike Cafe
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When you get a concealed carry in most states, you learn when you can use lethal force.

The first rule you learn is the seven yard rule.
When the bad guy is within 20 feet, it is assumed retreat is impossible. About 20 states do not require any retreat whatsoever. Others have laws on the books requiring a citizen to take reasonable steps to get away from the bad guy. Once the bad guy gets close, however, you can do what you need to do to avoid harm. That rule applies to cops too. This guy is not required to take a beating just because the giant did not have a weapon.
- -The Z Blog › Self Defense
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How Many Media Manias Over White Racism Have Turned Out to be Fiascos?

In this century alone, I can quickly come up with the following list of fiascos:
Kerri Dunn Duke Lacrosse Jena Six Madonna Constantine’s Columbia Noose UCSD Noose Dominique Strauss-Kahn Trayvon Martin Mohammed Merah Shaima Alawadi Oberlin Assault Blanket Marco McMillian
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Urban Dictionary: shiftless

Shiftless A person or action that is slow, without purpose, lurking, mal-intented or unemployed i.e with-out shifts.

Damone was at his other baby's momma's house while his mother searched endlessly for him because he was suppose to pick her up at the airport like he had promised. Man he is so damned shiftless!
Urban Dictionary: shiftless

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From [Race and Reality: A Search for Solutions, Carleton Putnam, 1967

Let a man be told incessantly that everything he and his forefathers had achieved was largely a matter of chance;
that the poverty and backward condition of other individuals and races was also largely a question of luck—in fact perhaps even the fault of himself and his forefathers; that his standards of morals, fiscal responsibility and personal integrity were no better than anyone else’s; that his civilization was mostly happenstance and really nothing much to be proud of; that since all humanity were innately equal, all actual differences must be due to the other man’s misfortune and his own four-leaf clovers—let a man hear these things often enough and his values were bound to change. And the change must soon diffuse itself through the family, the community and the nation.
The Thinking Housewife › Putnam on the Big Lie
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The Weight Loss Secret Worth Billions Of Dollars


I’m about to reveal to you one of the most highly guarded secrets in the weight loss industry.
It’s mind-blowingly simple, yet if it were known and fully accepted by the general population, the weight loss industry would literally lose billions of dollars of revenue each year. Are you sitting down? The secret is this: in order to lose weight, you have to eat fewer calories than your body burns, on a regular basis.
- - Eat Man Food and Lose Weight: A Primer On Flexible Dieting
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Bill Whittle: Ferguson and the Real Race War

And of all the promises broken by this [Obama],

surely none is more heartbreaking than the one promise that got him elected in the first place: the promise of a post-racial future. He and his racist progressive cohorts can never surrender the weapon that has gotten them everything, not the least of which is personal political power and trillions of dollars of redistributed wealth. And this latest outrage in Furguson is yet another example – as if another was needed among the economic wreckage, creeping totalitarianism, and foreign-policy disasters -- that he and his leftist cohorts would rather rule over ruins than disappear into the dustbin of a healthy and healed nation.
-- Truth Revolt

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Who Says There's No Good News?

My job is to watch cable news. That's what I'm paid to do 12 hours a day. I don't watch AJAM. Not because I don't want to but because the network doesn't matter.
I might as well watch a test pattern. If AJAM got 17,000 viewers but could in some way penetrate the news cycle, the Qatar government would be happy to lose hundreds of millions of dollar every year. But AJAM just spins its wheels in total obscurity. If the Qatar government flushed that money down the toilet, it would at least have an effect: it would clog the toilet. AJAM has no effect of any kind. It clogs nothing. It doesn't exist in any form in the news cycle. Therefore it doesn’t exist at all.
Al Jazeera America Staffers Rattled By Layoffs, Catastrophic Ratings
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You would think that the Ferguson rioters would understand

the historic meaning of the phrase "lynch mob," but apparently these folks are very low-information voters with special needs.
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Ralph Peters Wants to Firebomb ISIL and their Goats

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While the world burns,

here’s some perspective on Barack Obama’s golf habit:
If he keeps it up, Obama will play more games of golf as president than Tiger Woods has played during the same time. Since Obama first took office, Woods played 269 rounds. Because the golf-pro is out with an injury, Obama is playing at a rate that will surpass the number of games Woods played by spring. “Think about that for a minute,” writes Joseph Curl at The Washington Times. “The president of the U.S., juggling the American economy and the entire world’s problems – Iraq is in full meltdown, the Middle East is a powder keg, Russia is moving on Ukraine – has played golf nearly as much as a guy whose day job is playing golf.” No word yet on Obama’s golf score, which is probably better than the one he gets on leading the nation.
- - President Half-Ass
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Thomas Sowell Wonders....

I don’t know why we are spending our hard-earned money paying taxes to support a criminal justice system, when issues of guilt and innocence are being determined on television — and even punishment is being meted out by CNN’s showing the home and address of the policeman accused in the Ferguson, Missouri shooting. Random Thoughts
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In the real world, when an employer trumpets its “diversity”

you are usually being told that hiring on the basis of actual qualifications
has been subordinated to good PR about the organization’s tenderness towards whatever designated-victim groups are in fashion this week, and can safely predict that you’ll be able to spot the diversity hires by their incompetence. Real fairness doesn’t preen itself; real fairness considers discrimination for as odious as discrimination against; real fairness is a high-minded indifference to anything except actual merit.
Review: The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2014
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The Islamic Jihad Conquest Formula

If the latest jihad victory is thought to be secure and slave labor is desired,
the captured men and boys will be fettered in chains and put to work under conditions similar to those experienced by slave laborers under the Nazis during World War Two. They may be fed or starved at the sole discretion of their new overlords. They may be worked fifteen or more hours a day, every day, in all weather and climates with no shoes, gloves, coats or hats. Often they will be both starved and overworked to the extent that a significant percentage of them will perish every month. When these wretched slaves are too weak to haul boulders or dig trenches, they may be executed at the sole discretion of their overlords. No discipline will ever be meted out for starving, beating or killing “infidel” slave laborers.
Bracken @| Western Rifle Shooters
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Obama “called and spoke with [Foley's] parents on Wednesday, the same day he held a news conference in which he vowed a ‘relentless’ effort to stop ISIS.”

You mean like the way he vowed to bring justice to the perpetrators of Benghazi

or the wrath that would descend on Assad? Or maybe he meant his efforts to #bringbackourgirls — the hundreds of schoolgirls kidnapped by the Boko Haram? He means his vow as much as he meant the others.
Game Over. Play Again?

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"We cannot disregard people’s need to be welcomed into society because it means that the individuals are now angry, and they have the right to be angry. "

This shuck'n jive doesn't work anymore.
Ferguson was once a middle class suburb of Saint Louis, now, along with all of North Saint Louis, it's being subsumed by East Saint Louis, itself a pest-hole rivaling Port au Prince. Maybe even Detroit. "Community"? Looters, dopers, moronic thuggers, arsonists, activists and other criminal psychopaths do not a community make. Real communities don't go from rumors to looting to burning the place down in a matter of hours. Real communities certainly aren't on international travel lists of places to avoid. Notice who and what this "community" admires, and how uncritically they believe each other's lies and rumors. Notice who their martyrs are and who their spokesmen are. Being "very, very neglectful" of this 'community' is unwarranted forbearance.
ol remus and the woodpile report
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Heavy Meta: Maine Man, 19, Poses For New Mug Shot Wearing T-Shirt With Photo Of His Old Mug Shot


| The Smoking Gun
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Iowahawk on ISIS


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And ..... 2016 is off and running!


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Holder's "People"

Eric Holder: Black Panther case focus demeans 'my people' Holder said. "When you compare what people endured in the South in the 60s to try to get the right to vote for African Americans, and to compare what people were subjected to there to what happened in Philadelphia—which was inappropriate, certainly that…to describe it in those terms I think does a great disservice to people who put their lives on the line, who risked all, for my people," said Holder, who is black.
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What did freedom mean to an Appalachian settler circa 1776?

What did it mean to a Roman legionnaire circa 43 BC?

To a Russian peasant living under the Tatar yoke circa 1230 AD? I’m not completely sure, but I do know that to a lot of Westerners in 2014, living in supposedly the most advanced*, civilized* and enlightened* society of all time, freedom means the ability to indulge in lust, greed, sloth and gluttony without incurring any kind of cost, social or otherwise. To some of these standard-bearers of bright new age, freedom means the ability to mutilate your genitalia then harass others into publicly affirming the wisdom of your choices.
Modernity's Debasement of Language

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Sharpton / Crump: Credits to Their Professions

Al Sharpton — who has a cable “news” show and hobnobs with the president despite enabling so many hoaxes
and egging on so much previous destruction and being so illiterate and mush-mouthed that it’s a miracle he has yet to be laughed off the planet — rushed to St. Louis to belch out gas from deep within his rancid and corrupt bowels. Benjamin L. Crump, who unsuccessfully represented Trayvon Martin’s family in the Zimmerman trial, is now the Brown family’s lawyer. And so much of the media—mainly rich and sheltered intelligent white people who should know better but keep letting their ideology blind them and their emotions get the best of them—is already spinning limp excuses about the criminalization of blackness and the cycle of poverty and the fact that after all we’ve been through, we still have much more work to do until white America finally gets over its toxic racism.
The Week That Perished - Taki's Magazine
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Obama’s Racism for Fun and Profit

Obama sends racial and post-racial signals. He flips from sounding like a JFK liberal envisioning the day when all American children can live together to a Chicago community organizer who uses justice to mean resentment.
He tends to avoid explicitly racist rhetoric. Instead he empowers those who do. From Jeremiah Wright to Sharpton and Holder, he surrounds himself with race-baiters on the nastier edge of the spectrum. And while it’s easy to mistake them for the Ferguson looters, that would be a mistake. Wright is a wealthy man from an upscale family. Holder’s father was a real estate broker. Sharpton’s father was a slumlord who drove a new Cadillac every year. Despite exploiting the resentment of poor blacks in places like Ferguson or Crown Heights, they don’t have much in common with them. The same is true of Obama.
| FrontPage Magazine
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The Fed and the “Salvador Dali Effect”


There is a story about the great Catalan surrealist painter Salvador Dali.
It is said that in the last years of his life, when he was already famous, he signed checks knowing that they would not be submitted to the bank for payment. Rather, after partying with his friends and consuming the most expensive items the restaurants had to offer, he would ask for the bill, pull out one of his checks, write the amount, and sign it. Before handing over the check, he quickly turned it around, made a drawing on the back and autographed it. Dali knew the owner of the restaurant would not cash the check but keep it,put it in a frame, and display it in the most prominent place in the restaurant: “An original Dali.”
- Dante Bayona - Mises Daily
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It’s odd how clearly the American century is marked: 1865 to 1965.

As the 20th century historian Shelby Foote noted, the first Civil War made us one nation.
In 1860, we wrote, “the United States are.” By the end of the war, the verb was singular: “the United States is.” After 1965 and another war we disunited—deconstructed—with equal speed into blacks, whites, Hispanics, womyn, gays, victims, oppressors, left-handed albinos with congenital halitosis, you name it. The homosexuals said silence = death. Nature replied diversity = war.
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