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June 30, 2014

Secrets of the Black Nationalist’s Library

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Pops is one of the Original Black Men,
and everybody wants to be able to comprehend his grunts. We used to get up at the crack of dawn and run like Marines. We used to sing the Black National Anthem. Every day. Now, everything is well qualified and ‘diversified’.
—Cobb @ Medium

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Want birth control? Go buy it. Nobody is stopping you.

And don’t use social media or watch the news for the next few days
if you wish to avoid a sudden and intense migraine. Progressives have reacted to the ruling in their typically reasonable way, calling for Hobby Lobby to be burned to the ground, marking the first time in recorded history that anyone has made terroristic threats against an arts and crafts chain. Jo-Ann Fabrics better start beefing up its security.
The Matt Walsh Blog

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Cars with Propellers

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So, take a look at this sleek black shape under the propeller a true marvel of technology for 1936. Dark Roasted Blend

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Obamadroid's Obamaphone Calls in Some Miraculous Obamacare in Deepest Obamaland

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Street scene in Detroit.

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A SWAT team blew a hole in my 2-year-old son

It’s been three weeks since the flashbang exploded next to my sleeping baby,
and he’s still covered in burns. There’s still a hole in his chest that exposes his ribs. At least that’s what I’ve been told; I’m afraid to look.
- - Salon.com

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All a Jihadist needs is a dollar and a dream

"I think there will be another attack. And next time, I think it's likely to be far deadlier than the last one. You can just imagine what would happen if somebody could smuggle a nuclear device, put it in a shipping container, and drive it down the Beltway outside of Washington, D.C.. - -Former VP Dick Cheney to Hugh Hewitt

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Recounting the Count

The vote on whether “for-profit corporations or their owners may bring claims under [RFRA]” is 5 to 2, <i>not</i> 5 to 4 - Volkoh @ The Washington Post

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The Flat-Top-Boogie

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"This haircut is getting more and more popular, The flat-top boogie has long sides which must be kept carefully trained to look neat. The sides are combed back and upward, pulling the longer strands around the back of the head in a semi ducktail." How to Look Butch In Your Crew Cut

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To people clucking that the First Black President deserves more respect,

may I suggest that you should have done a better job of picking the First Black President? I mean, Jackie Robinson was a really good ballplayer. If he'€™d instead, well . . . thrown a baseball like Barack Obama, it would have been different. - - Instapundit

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Notes on the Pantsing of the President

And thus doth Obama begin to taste the tang of Putin's urine in the outhouse of history.
Russian Jets and Experts Sent to Iraq to Aid Army “In the coming three or four days the aircraft will be in service to support our forces in the fight” against the insurgents of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, said Gen. Anwar Hama Ameen, the commander of the Iraqi Air Force, referring to five SU-25 aircraft that were flown into Iraq aboard Russian cargo planes Saturday night, and two more expected later Sunday.
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When did all this become okay?

When did it become okay to dress, to be blunt, like slobs?
When did it become okay, indeed fashionable, to desecrate the body with metal penetrations? When did it become okay, even preferable, to imitate the lowest rather than emulate the highest in fashion? When did it become okay for adult men to wear baseball caps and dress like little boys in public? When did it become okay for women and girls to wear shirts and shorts of such limited covering that it doesn’t amount to much more than a bathing suit? Moreover, why is it okay, and why would expressing my dismay over this trend become an invitation to rebuke and ridicule from others?
The Thinking Housewife › More on Miserabilism in Dress and Body Decoration

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The Snow Mine

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What's so interesting about this place
— aside from the exposed concrete foundation pads now reused as platforms for RVs, or the empty streets forming an altogether different kind of geoglyph, or even the obvious ease with which one can get there, simply following the aptly named Midland Road northeast from Blythe — is the fact that the town was built for workers at the gypsum mine, and that the gypsum extracted from the ground in Midland was then used as artificial snow in many Hollywood productions.
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Philanthropy's Original Sin

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Eugenics was American philanthropy’s first great global success.
It inspired and cultivated programs around the world, but nowhere with more consequence than in the nation that sought most fervently to imitate America’s eugenic example, Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich. How did American philanthropy become involved with so reactionary and misanthropic a venture as eugenics? As recent scholarship on eugenics has shown, the movement was not considered reactionary at the time. To the contrary, eugenics was very much an essential feature of the American progressive movement at the beginning of the twentieth century.
- The New Atlantis

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Our Consensus Rulers

Pull back and we're run by a single giant corporation

whose leadership is very complicated and competitive, but whose leaders come from a common culture and who call on the consensus for their ideas. Using elections to shift that consensus is very difficult because at the top the consensus extends across both parties and much of the governing of the consensus is not subject to voter review.... The Consensus is a parasite that thinks it is the host and that Americans are the parasite.
- - Sultan Knish

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The Joy of Illegal Aliens

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-- Rightly Guided

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Do you know,” the ghastly Cardinal continued, “why really interesting wars last for 30 years?

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That has been true from the Peloponnesian War to my own century.
First you kill the fathers, then you kill their sons. There aren’t usually enough men left for a third iteration.”
“We can’t go around saying that,” I remonstrated.
“I didn’t say it, either,” Richelieu replied. “But I managed to reduce the population of the German Empire by half in the space of a generation and make France the dominant land power in Europe for two centuries.
Spengler » Is the Breakup of Iraq Good or Bad for America?

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June 29, 2014

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“Science needs women” ?

Science does not need women any more than it needs
foot fetishists, pole-vaulters, or Somalis. What science needs (if an abstraction such as science can be said to need anything) is scientists. If they happen also to be foot fetishists, pole-vaulters, or Somalis, so be it: but no one in his right mind would go to any lengths to recruit for his laboratory foot fetishists, pole-vaulters, or Somalis for those characteristics alone.
Dalrymple, A Miasma of Untruth - Taki's Magazine

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The vast majority of reporters are basically Marxist liberals and they use the news as a propaganda tool for the “greater good.”

There are too many fake stories that fit the liberal narrative for it to be an accident.
It seems like every time we see evidence of the left’s hateful worldview, we learn it’s a hoax. Remember when KFC demanded a disfigured girl leave their restaurant because she scared the customers? That never happened either. How many times have we found “Faggot” and “Nigger” scrawled on a wall only to discover later it was done by the same non-hetero-normative person of color who claimed to be a victim? Is there anyone in the country who isn’t convinced every journalist outside of Fox is in the tank for Obama?
Fact Rape

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All over the world, from Vienna to Washington,

giant bureaucracies are rising:
in Beijing, the re-forming Caliphate, EU and even Putin’s ramshackle ‘Eurasianist’ empire. They are asserting a kind of hegemony over the planet that brooks no refusal. Everybody’s building empires and in many ways the West with its drones and technical surveillance feels no different from the Stasi. Nor do they shy from each other. Kerry’s talking to the Saudis, the Saudis are talking to al-Qaeda, the Turks are talking to Isis. It’s all one big happy family where the only ones unwelcome are the populations for whom government is supposed to be for. The world belongs to the elite, to the cosmopolitans, to the people bored with making money.
Belmont Club » Waiting for America

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Pals

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June 28, 2014

London And Its Dead

The remaining part of the burial ground became a garden for nurses and medical students,
complete with tennis court, "where they are in the habit of capering about in their short times off-duty, and where it sometimes happens that the grass gives way beneath them—an ordinary occurrence when the subsoil is inhabited by coffins!"
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Actress Amy Adams Gives Soldier Her First-Class Seat

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"Under-served"

This term is usually a synonym for any group of poor people
but unlike “the poor,” it implies that something is lacking in how they are treated and, by inference, this “something” can, and should, be provided by the government. In fact, most of the “under-served” already enjoy copious government benefits–everything from free food to free cell phones–and a more accurate expression, at least in many instances, might be “lavishly over-served.”
The New Newspeak

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First Lady Donates Panties to Immigrant Relief

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Washington - The White House announced today First lady, Michelle Obama will donate a large portion of her personal underwear collection to the call for underwear relief for immigrants flowing over the southern border of the United States....
"Mrs. Obama has a wide range of XXXLG and XXXXLG heavy duty, gas absorbent undergarments in her designer collection she wishes to donate to this important humanitarian cause, and to the brave immigrants coming to America. Mrs. Obama believes sharing her wealth of undergarments is another way of forwarding her humanitarian agenda and just one more way of doing her part in making America great again."
Diogenes' Middle Finger

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World War One: First war was impossible, then inevitable

It may seem almost impossible that Washington would go to war against Beijing
to defend some uninhabited Japanese islands. Or against Moscow over some decrepit mining towns in Donbas, if Ukraine ever joined NATO. In early 1914, though, it seemed almost impossible that Britain and France would go to war with Germany to defend Russia against Austria-Hungary over a dispute with Serbia. Yet by June 28, war moved straight from impossible to inevitable — without ever passing through improbable. Four years later, 10 million people had died.
| Anatole Kaletsky

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June 27, 2014

Media Having Trouble Finding Right Angle On Obama's Double-Homicide

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WASHINGTON — More than a week after President Barack Obama's cold-blooded killing of a local couple,
members of the American news media admitted Tuesday that they were still trying to find the best angle for covering the gruesome crime. "I know there's a story in there somewhere," said Newsweek editor Jon Meacham, referring to Obama's home invasion and execution-style slaying of Jeff and Sue Finowicz on Apr. 8. "Right now though, it's probably best to just sit back and wait for more information to come in. After all, the only thing we know for sure is that our president senselessly murdered two unsuspecting Americans without emotion or hesitation." Added Meacham, "It's not so cut and dried."
America's Finest News Source

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Wake Up Conservatives: You can bet on it: the left will be exploiting the rifts on the right

You and many others are shooting yourself and your cause, in your anger at certain people. You are generalizing way too much, and you will hurt what you hold dear. neo-neocon

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Elizabeth Warren: Because [Fake Indian] Vagina!

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I’ve been arguing for a while now that Fake Indian will run and win the Democrat nomination in 2016.
I’m not even sure Cankles runs again. She is old, fat and sick. Democrats generally hate old people, which is why they are always dreaming up ways to kill them. The only way they back Cankles is if they think the Stupid Party candidate is going to win. Given the state of the GOP, they will not be nominating a sure thing in 2016. Instead it will be some establishment man who does not scare the horses.
The Z Blog › Fake Indian Update
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Fixing the IRS

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On the other hand....

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Comments Are Back. Sort Of.

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It's not ideal but it is a patch until something smoother comes along. When I remove the registration module "The Top 40" starts collecting about 2,000 spam comments a day. Many are caught by the filters but a large number get through which forces me to weed them by hand. Trust me, you don't want to do that day in and day out.

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Trust me, it was even stupider than it looks.

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There’s no explaining, no excuse. You thought you were going to get laid is the best I can do. HappyAcres

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June 26, 2014

Asians are genetically superior. (And they know it.)

An acquaintance with access to the Asian community of California quoted them as describing whites as “lazy and stupid.”) By inevitable natural selection, they are beginning to replace PVWs in evolutionary niches requiring intelligence, as Cro-Magnons replaced Neanderthals.... Into the Darwinian night. We whites had a good run. The reality of IQ shows that the world is moving on.Last Call at the Milk Bar - Taki's Magazine

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‘What pillbox Lieutenant, I don’ts see no pillbox? Do you Moe?’

As al-Qaeda’s car bomb blitz starts up in Nigeria, as Putin takes apart Ukraine, as Isis drives through Iraq, the watchword is: don’t notice nothing.
Because no screwup goes unrewarded. With Private Gomer as squad leader, all the goldbricks will get the cushy jobs. And all the volunteers will wind up like Frank Rock. By contrast Susan Rice’s career will be meteoric. The IRS commish can only be promoted. Recently the Daily Caller noted that the people behind the failed Oregon Health Care exchange got bonuses. Recently news outlets reported that an Obamacare contractor, SERCO, was paying people to do literally nothing. It is still hiring, naturally. There can never be enough people doing nothing.
Belmont Club サ The Sad Life of Sergeant Franklin Rock

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The Evil Strain as Seen in October 2008

FredHJr: "What the American dopes who will put him in office are getting is a NETWORK of alliances and interests,
running the gamut from Finance (Soros) to academia to media to law. Thus far, in order to appeal to the Middle Muddle he has been packaged as a moderate or centrist. But once in office the venomous swarm of this network will burst out of the nest and devour the host. You wait and see."
neo-neoconOn the fifth anniversary of FredHJr's death

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How to piss off a frog

HT: I Own the World

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Sitting Pretty!

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Exploding toilet rattles nerves in Stillwater County courthouse | "The system can burst at or near the vessel weld seam releasing stored pressure. This pressure can lift the tank lid and shatter the tank, posing impact or laceration hazards to consumers and property damage." There are approximately 2.3 million of the toilets in the United States.

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People Are Finding Suits Of Armor Washed Up On The Beach. Here’s Why Taking Them Home Is A Big Mistake.

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These innocent beachgoers think that they'€™re getting a free suit of armor. It seems almost too good to be true. And it is.  ClickHole

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It is difficult to know how to react to the millions of childish people who populate our public scene.

To some extent they are victims of a catastrophe of cultural atavism and the deliberate destruction of traditions,
including the spiritual discipline of cultivating an inner person. On the other hand, they are barbarous or savage and it is the unenviable duty of those of us who struggle to remain civilized not to concede their election never to grow up and never to cultivate their inner qualities. The choices that such people make, even those that concern their own bodies, have social effects that impinge on everyone. For one thing, the vogue of tattoos and piercing has grossly uglified the public square. It belongs to the wicked aschemiolatry of our time and should be resisted.
The Thinking Housewife

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Implosions R Us!

It’s like the The Never Ending Story meets the Bad News Bears:
the VA implosion, the implosion of Iraq, the implosion at the border, the implosion of IRS computer hard drives (along with the EPA’s) and now, the implosion of the economy. And that’s just in the past month!
Michelle Obama's Mirror

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Parasite Power

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Who says Obama is a lame duck? | Laws without penalties are just suggestions — and suggestions are a pitiful defense against power.... Obama can, as he said before taking office, fundamentally “change the United States of America.” Far from being a lame-duck president, Obama can make this a lame-duck democracy.

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Cattle and Classical Music: Is This the Midwest's Answer to Burning Man?

A cattle ranch might not be an obvious site for a symphony concert, but that didn’t stop Koger. She invited a few musicians, they invited a few of their friends, and soon word spread like a prairie blaze. Can’t be done, the folks in Matfield Green, her tiny town of about 50 people, told her. Koger, a long-time feminist, must have finally gone batty, they said. What if it rains? And, who would show up? - - Modern Farmer

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President Parasite

We also agree with Thomas Sowell that Obama is not a lame duck but an infectious, plague-carrying rodent.
No, I take that back. He's the parasite that rides the rodent. Wait. He's the bacillus inside the rodent-riding flea. The federal government is the rodent, liberals are the parasitic fleas, and Obama is the bacterium, while the rest of us simply hope to avoid the resultant intellectual-econo-socio-politio-pneumatic Black Death.
One Cʘsmos: The Leftist Circle of Death

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And leading the Parasite parade we have.....

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Nice little website you got here. Wouldn't want it to disappear.

After the crash and the dust settled, we were left with a parasite economy.
By that I mean the only people making money were doing so by leeching off of someone doing real work. Google is a case in point. A search engine is not much use without the infrastructure of the Internet and the billions of content providers. Google provides nothing, other than a convenient way to find some of the sites. Mostly what they do is operate as a protection racket. If you want to be found you have to play ball with Google and that costs money.
The Z Blog › The Parasite Economy

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IRS: Shame and Loathing on the Media Trail

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Obama is beside the point. They don’t even like Obama anymore.
Nothing could be more obvious. Almost nobody does. But they won’t say so in public because that would mean that they would be revealed as fools who believed the most banal tripe imaginable. It would also mean admitting Barack Obama never really existed, that they invented him. He was their projection. Barack Obama is the creation of the New York Times, et al. Without them he would never have happened and they know it.
Roger L. Simon

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June 25, 2014

In America, everything worth doing is worth overdoing!

Carl’s Jr. Gives Us the Gift of the Mashed Potato Burger: The mashed potato burger may be Thanksgiving's glory in a bun, but are the 900 calories worth it?
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Mashers: burgers or chicken sandwiches topped with mashed potatoes, brown truffle gravy, and crispy onion strings

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The Science is Settled .... er.... Bogus

Oh yes, the power of "peer review:" Researcher Charged in Major HIV Vaccine Fraud Case:
Investigators say former Iowa State University laboratory manager Dong-Pyou Han has confessed to spiking samples of rabbit blood with human antibodies to make an experimental HIV vaccine appear to have great promise. After years of work and millions in National Institutes of Health grants, another laboratory uncovered irregularities that suggested the results — once hailed as groundbreaking — were bogus. According to the indictment, Han's misconduct caused colleagues to make false statements in a federal grant application and progress reports to NIH.

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Summer of LeeBong 2.0

LeeBong is a good star for the millenials. Their’s is a transactional existence.
Like LeeBong, the past has no grip on the present for them. Imagine a generation of LeeBongs with absolutely no loyalty to anything, rushing about looking for the next pat on the head. Think of that when you hear how the millenials want “self-actualizing careers” rather than just making money. It’s what the Clinton piglet meant when she oinked out this nonsense the other day. Most people think piglet is lying and Leebong is really just chasing money, just a different way. Maybe. They certainly seem to believe their bullshit.
- - The Z Blog

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Election 2048

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“With 34 percent unemployment and the price of goat
so far out of range of most working families that they have been forced to switch to chicken, it is time that our opponents stopped dodging the issues and took a serious look at the economic consequences of their policies,” Bashar Mohammed Hussein Al-Hamdani, said during a campaign stop at a HalalBurger in Peoria, Illinois.
- - Sultan Knish

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These Plus-Size Models Are Beautiful, No Matter What We Put In The Word Balloons Next To Them

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- - ClickHole

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The thing about dogs eating homework is, it could actually happen. This can’t.

This is
“The dog ate my hard drive, broke into another building, ate the backup of the hard drive, then broke into six other top officials’ offices and ate their hard drives also.”
-- New York Post

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The oldest known selfie. (1839)

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Robert Cornelius took this photo outside the store his family owned. It became famous for being the first self portrait or as its commonly now known, a "selfie." - - Distractify

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“Wonks” who spin messages,

destroy data and actually believe that paper printed at the Federal reserve is valuable
can also believe that a ‘speech is a substitute for strategy’. They may regard themselves as modern men, yet their modernity is only a trapping. They are like the teenager who remarked, as someone wrote, on observing the Statue of Liberty, that the green lady statue was clutching an iPad in her left hand. Today we don’t even care what Lady Liberty stands for, or what what law is inscribed in the tabula ansata; that is a hundred year old trivia question nobody knows the answer to any more. The really significant question is: does Lady Liberty’s iPad have a Retina display and where can I get one at a government subsidy?
Belmont Club サ Sword and Sorcery

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Some thrift-store items are like pound puppies

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I’m thinking about how this cheap, ill-made, very, very precious thing ended up selling for $3 to a curious stranger.
Did Mom grow old and die, this cheesy little tray wanted by nobody else in the family? Did Wayn e turn out badly, so eventually nobody wanted this reminder of him around? Did nobody realize this was once someone’s labor of love? Did the tray get shoved into a cardboard box in the garage before a relative in de-cluttering mode thought, “Better to give it to the church than toss it in the trash”?
Living Freedom

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June 24, 2014

EverythingIsRacism dot Com

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Academic freedom, Adam Sandler films, Adopting black children, Air, Aladdin, All you can eat taco bars, Aloof, American Girl, American flag, Amnesty, Angry, Arab face/white belly dancers, Arresting international gun runners, Avatar, Babies ..... and so forth and so on....Everything Is Racism | Hire an attorney. You're a victim of racism. [HT: Jim]

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Shut Up, Have a Cheeseburger

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The name of the project may change every generation,
and its totems may evolve from Bismarck to Marx to “the experts” — that legion of pointy-headed Caesars who are to be the final authority in all matters in dispute — but the dream remains the same: society as one big factory under the management of enlightened men with extraordinary powers of compulsion.
-- Kevin Williamson

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“Of all tyrannies,

a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.” C. S. Lewis

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I hate Washington

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with the aggrandizing, pre-fascist pseudo-Roman pretensions of that town,
as if it were an imperial city with its statues, monuments, pillars, and memorials imitating ancient Rome. I hate the idea of a luxurious presidential mansion. I hate the pomp, the parties, and all of the government limos. I hate all the money that flows through there, tax dollars, lobbying dollars, legal dollars. I hate the idea of a "national art gallery" and a national theater and all those sorts of imperial trappings. I hate those giant buildings filled with bureaucrats with power over me. I hate the amount of power which is ensconced there. I think all of the grandiosity and money and power and scheming and careerism and celebrity is disgusting and un-American. I even dislike Arlington cemetery. Those boys should be buried at home.
News Junkie @ Maggie's Farm

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America to Chelsea Clinton: Shut your bucktoothed bitch-hole!

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Dear Chelsea Clinton: Stop. Just…Stop it
“She’d bloody well care about money if every time the gas and food prices go up it’s another supper of macaroni and cheese for us!” Maybe, from your $10 million dollar pad in Gramercy Park you can hear the young couple weighed down with college debt: “She’d freaking care about money if she was living in her mom’s basement while trying to find a real job and carrying $45,000 in college loans.”

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Suicides in Waiting

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As World War T shows no sign of winding down,
I’m forced to take some small consolation wherever I can find it. Since transsexuals are equally demanding and dithering about how they wish to be addressed by us inferior normals, I’m quite pleased with two classifications of my own coinage, and employ them every time I get the chance: “Mentally ill amputation fetishists.” And “suicides in waiting.”
Half Off Everything! by Kathy Shaidle

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Mississippians Go to Church the Most; Vermonters, Least

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-- Gallup

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“They almost never go home”

Solving the Immigration Crisis The operative law is Section 462 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002. And how have those deportation cases ordinarily been “processed”? Very, very slowly. In fact, all those children and families currently streaming across the border with the perception that they can stay here are not misguided at all; they are correct.

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PLAYBOY: Who speaks the truth in this culture, in your opinion?

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GARY OLDMAN: There are a number of people.
A voice I particularly like is Charles Krauthammer. I think he’s incredibly smart. I think he’s fair, very savvy and politically insightful, so I enjoy watching him.... Well, if I called Nancy Pelosi a cunt—and I’ll go one better, a fucking useless cunt—I can’t really say that. But Bill Maher and Jon Stewart can, and nobody’s going to stop them from working because of it. Bill Maher could call someone a fag and get away with it. He said to Seth MacFarlane this year, “I thought you were going to do the Oscars again. Instead they got a lesbian.” He can say something like that. Is that more or less offensive than Alec Baldwin saying to someone in the street, “You fag”? I don’t get it.
- - Playboy Interview

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Dubious Government Achievement of the Day:

Homeland Security Seeks Thousands Of Pairs Of Underwear For Detained Immigrants:
A solicitation posted earlier this month by the Immigration & Customs Enforcement office seeks thousands of “White 100% Cotton Men’s Briefs” ranging from mediums to hundreds of 6X-large pairs of the underwear.

[6x? Well at least the illegals are not being starved.]

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June 23, 2014

Latest from Iraq

In order to please the mass market, in politics as in trade, we must pile up the bodies in the mortuaries.
Murder is at the root of all revolutionary zeal, and as Jefferson said, the tree of his new, revolutionary liberty “must be refreshed with blood.” (Even where there is outwardly no war: for I think of the blood of forty million North American babies, shed to refresh “the liberty of women.”) We have been piling them up for a century, on a scale not seen since Tamurlaine, all in the name of “the people” and “democracy.” Or as a Canadian sage liked to put it — the Nova Scotia Yankee, Thomas Chandler Haliburton — “vox populi, vox diabolus.”
- - Essays in Idleness

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Remember the Civil War? Remember why we fought it?

There are an estimated 30 million slaves in the worldtoday, more than at any other time in history. - - The American Interest

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Near the German border of Switzerland,

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every railroad and highway tunnel has been prepared to pinch shut explosively.
Nearby mountains have been made so porous that whole divisions can fit inside them. There are weapons and soldiers under barns. There are cannons inside pretty houses. Where Swiss highways happen to run on narrow ground between the edges of lakes and to the bottoms of cliffs, man-made rockslides are ready to slide.
BLDGBLOG: Various forms of lithic disguise

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Let Them Kill Each Other

When the Mideast is a flaming wreck, the administration should encourage Putin or China to intervene. Nothing sinks empires faster than trying to tame the Muslims. We will get out, and avoid our own collapse. Articles:

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The amount of harm caused by any politician…

…can be estimated by his life expectancy in public without bodyguards. - - Oleg Volk

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Good News! 99% of All Hard Core Obama Supporters Now Packaged for Export

- - Neatorama

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Conventions

If you've ever gone to a convention, seen fools with name tags with Fletch quotes written under the illegibly scrawled Bobs,
dressed like they just raided Herb Tarlick's wardrobe in the dark, then watched porcine women ululate over a chocolate fountain that has strawberries to dip in it, as if that's not the most disgusting conflation of comestibles ever invented, then you know all about conventions. It's a swinger's party deboned for weak teeth. It's a funeral without a corpse to liven things up. It's Amway without even the soap, but plenty of perfume and aftershave.
Sippican Cottage: Wonderful World Beautiful People. And Loads Of Accountants

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June 22, 2014

To Those Pundits Taking Their Iraq 'Victory Laps'

Rarely have so many people felt so cocky about leaving a genocidal dictator in place.
Rarely have so many people felt so sure about the completely unprovable and speculative claim that this hostile genocidal dictator’s next eleven years in power would have been better for America than the decision to depose him. And rarely have these same people been so cocky about working so hard to ensure the failure of the course of action they opposed, then crowed about their success even as they blamed their ideological opponents for the resulting human toll.
-- National Review Online

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She Was Afraid to Come Out of the Water

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It was an Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini
that she wore for the first time today
an Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini
so in the water she wanted to stay

From the locker to the blanket
from the blanket to the shore
from the shore to the water
yes there isn't any more

Bobby Darin - Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini

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Arguing with a Moonbat Disguised as a Bulldog

Even if you have a number of valid points as shown here.... really.... why bother?

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Sea Slugs: Don't Hate Them Because They're Beautiful

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- -- Neatorama
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The Rise of the Muslim Murder Machine

We have no foreign policy. We have vacuous speeches, hashtags,
retreat, surrender, don't care, and "hope you're good and not bad," instead. Anarc of insanity now prevails from Nigeria to Pakistan via the Middle East. The Great Muslim Murder Machine (M3) has gone into high gear driven by the totalitarian fanaticism of its followers and the weakness and cowardliness of its nominal rivals. We see what a post-USA world looks like.... Tolerance is not a Muslim concept. Islam is the enemy of tolerance--not just the mythical "radical" Islam, but also straightforward everyday vanilla Islam is an enemy of tolerance.
The DiploMad 2.0: Collapse

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The Bismuth Stepwell

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Though perhaps the world needs a smelting lab dedicated solely to fabricating gigantic bismuth crystals. A fantamagical stepwell factory. - - Pruned:

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Millionaires are mostly assholes nowadays.

Except for doctors. But were doctors ever supposed to be millionaires? You Don't Know Beans - Cobb

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Animals of myth

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One idea contained in the myth is of a beast with many heads.
Chimera has three. Its brother was Kerberos, who guarded the gates of Hades, who also had three heads and was imagined as a ferocious hound. Kerberos was also an animal of diverse parts, with a mane of snakes, claws of a lion and a serpent’s tail. A brother of Chimera and Kerberos was Hydra, a water snake of many heads, which had the characteristic of multiplying when severed.
- - BestQuest

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An Ode to Lawn Mowing from 1928

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In certain lands, so one has read, the labor of human hands is so cheaply priced that lawns are plucked, not cut. Blade by blade the grass is broken away, while the bronze backs of the toiling coolies glisten in the sun. - - The Art of Manliness

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June 21, 2014

We are not dumbing down. We were always dumb.

We were so dumb that we were starving when left to our own dumb devices.
Most of mankind is dumb. We are not university presidents. But some of us used to know how to grow beans. Those who didn't starved and died. Looking at starvation and death used to focus minds. But then some bright people said, all they need is a 30 pound raise... and they gave it to us. And for the most part, we didn't learn anything since then, 100 years ago. We didn't learn anything but how to watch TV, and listen to the radio.
You Don't Know Beans - Cobb

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A Pyramid in the Middle of Nowhere Built to Track the End of the World

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The photos, taken for the U.S. government by photographer Benjamin Halpern,
show the central pyramid—pyramid, monument, modular obelisk: whatever you want to call it—that served as the site's missile-tracking station. Its omnidirectional all-seeing white circles stared endlessly at invisible airborne objects moving beyond the horizon. The Library of Congress gives the pyramid's location somewhat absurdly as "Northeast of Tactical Road; southeast of Tactical Road South."
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Senator Harry Reid Opens Shelter For Unaccompanied Migratory Boys

“Being an issue of great personal importance to me,
I am dedicating myself to its success by taking a complete hands-on approach with these kids.” said Senator Reid, “I intend to become intimately acquainted with each of them. Inside and out. And when they’re of age, and getting all hairy, they will leave here as better men.”
RIGHTLY GUIDED:

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June 20, 2014

There should not be an inordinate fear Obama will pull the temple down with him.

Even those who ascribe the worst motives to the president should consider that his potential for hypothetical mischief is at an historic ebb.

Obama has shrunk himself by his ineptitude. The most dangerous presidents are militarily successful ones. Napoleon knew that dictators perched on glory. So long did Napoleon’s victories last, so long did his power survive. Caesar could challenge the Senate only because he was the conqueror of Gaul. Bush reduced himself significantly by failing to decisively win in his War on Terror. Yet he was Alexander by comparison to Obama who has nothing to show after six years of office but a few hundred of holes of golf and half-written agreements with nobody in particular.
Belmont Club サ When Things Change

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America in 2034

Fred Reed: Hispanics could go either way. Blacks: Little or no change.
Any improvement would require radically different attitudes toward schooling, work, and race. I see no signs of such. No one has an incentive to change things. Too many egos, rice bowls, programs, and votes depend on keeping blacks as they are. Hispanics: Very different. Hispanics are not blacks, do not think like blacks, do not behave like blacks, do not like blacks, and have a very different culture and history.

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Obama's Base: Still Crazy After All These Years

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Hillary’s not a socialist, not a Marxist, not a capitalist, not a libertarian, not anything.

 There's nothing authentic about her, no there there.
It'€™s hard to know what Hillary believes anymore.  She'€™s so disingenuous she probably fools herself.   No wonder she  got so upset when being questioned about her "evolving" position on gay marriage.  She undoubtedly was having trouble remembering what she had said when and why.  It'€™s all situational.  No one can --€” not even she --€” remember what she did as secretary of State except fly around on planes.
Roger L. Simon » Why People Zone Out on Hillary

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Japanese World Cup Fans: Nuked Too Much or....

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"Russian fun as if we we blow dandelion"

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It is the truth, not the phrasing and not the approach,

which the Left finds offensive. They find truth offensive because truth humbles their pride. They find truth offensive because truth rubs raw their inflamed and guilty consciences for the evils they have done and have applauded. Attracting Flies with Dung | John C. Wright's Journal

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June 19, 2014

"It is believed he will retire to private life...."

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- - | Retronaut

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For decades the Left held Nixon up as the poster child for bad government.

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Today, they are defending a guy who makes Nixon look like a Boy Scout.
These are not people who are merely mistaken. They are not people with whom you can have honest dealings. These are not men of principle. The best you can say about them is they are mendacious, cynical opportunist. In reality, they are religious fanatics. Pretending otherwise is suicide.
The Z Blog › Nixon in Black Face

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"Privilege"

Curious: Cultures that really were in a league with European —Japanese, Chinese, Korean—
were too busy making Toyotas, smart phones, and money to worry about it. Cultures that obviously weren’t equal, that couldn’t pour piss out of a boot with the instructions written on the sole, were making noise about Privilege, This Privilege and That Privilege. In this they were joined by delicate white sociologists, splashing pridefully in the cultural birdbaths of the universities.
Fred On Everything

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Treat lefty as the enemy and seek out friendly media to support.

If you are a political party or politicians, you have to accept this reality.
These people are crazy. They are not nice people who are mistaken. They are not persuadable. They are nuts and they are hoping for the chance to destroy you.

The reason the GOP is a train wreck is they continue to think they can get along with these fanatics.
You cannot win if you play by the rules set by these nuts. That’s the first lesson from the Reagan years. He changed the rules on the press corp and was able to discredit them. They hated him for it, but he was not looking to be buddies with fruitcakes like Sam Donaldson.
The Z Blog › My Advice: The Media

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Death on the Farm

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Doctors told him he was lucky to survive with his leg intact.
And in the decades since, the memory hasn’t faded a bit. “I came very close,” Smith whispers. Tractor rollovers. Grain suffocation. Deadly fumes. Goring. Electrocution. Heatstroke. Smith’s incident is scary but in no way unique: Farming is one of the deadliest professions in the world.
- Modern Farmer

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Mob rule and vigilante justice are not to be encouraged,

but they are not without some value.
Some people are just assholes or cunts, as the case may be. They only respond to things that leave a scar. That means you have to punch them in the face once in a while to keep them from being a public nuisance.
Z Blog › “Cheryl” Is A Cunt

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Ayn Rand's Alice In Wonderland

There seemed to be no use in waiting by the little door,
so she went back to the table, half hoping she might find another key on it, or at any rate a book of rules for shutting people up like telescopes: this time she found a little bottle on it, (`which certainly was not here before,’ said Alice,) and round the neck of the bottle was a paper label, with the words `DRINK ME’ beautifully printed on it in large letters.

Alice threw back her head and laughed a long, white-throated laugh.

“Is there any doubt,” she asked splendidly, “That drug addiction is an escape from an unbearable inner state – from a reality that one cannot deal with – from an atrophying mind one can never fully destroy? If Apollonian reason were unnatural to man, and Dionysian intuition brought him closer to nature and truth, the apostles of irrationality would not have to resort to drugs. Happy, self-confident men do not seek to get stoned. Drug addiction is the attempt to obliterate one’s consciousness, the quest for a deliberately-induced insanity. As such, it is so obscene and evil that any doubt about the moral character of its practitioners is itself an obscenity.”

Alice adjusted the jade cuff at her bone-white wrist. She drank nothing and went on her way, secure in her choice. The Toast

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June 18, 2014

On the Ultra-Rich Assholes Hot Man Luv for Obama

The very wealthy are with him also because he instructs them how to indulge,
to ignore the problems of others, to be narcissistic and self-absorbed with a veneer of hipster cool. Golf, shoot hoops, wear shades, hang with Jay-Z and Beyonce, talk about your rap menu on your iPhone, fluctuate your cadences, do you Final Four predictions — all that means you can be cool and very rich and very self-absorbed while fooling hoi polloi and feeling great about your privilege at the same time. If you are a jean- and T-shirt wearing Silicon magnifico, Obama is your guy.
Works and Days » Lord Obama

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My ideal elementary-school curriculum

would require all children to learn:
(1) the times tables up to, say, 25; (2) a foreign language, preferably obscure; (3) the geography of a foreign land, like New Jersey; (4) how to use basic hand tools and cook a cassoulet; (5) how to raise a bird or lizard (if the child is vegetarian, then a potato); (6) poems by heart, say one per week; (7) how to find the way home from a town at least 10 miles away; (8) singing; (9) somersaults.
Poetry: Who Needs It? - NYTimes.com

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Americans are missionaries, not imperial mandarins.

America cannot ignore the Middle East

because it has critical interests in the region, including the free flow of hydrocarbons, but it cannot fix it. It tried to fix Libya, and traded the nasty regime of Muammar Gaddafi for a Petrie Dish of jihadist militias; it tried to fix Egypt, and traded the miserable regime of Hosni Mubarak for the Muslim Brotherhood, and the inevitable return of military rule in the face of the twin threats of terror and starvation; it did not even try to fix Syria, which has collapsed into sectarian division. It spent US$1 trillion, 5,000 dead, 50,000 wounded, and several million disrupted American lives trying to fix Iraq and Afghanistan.
Spengler サ America Wants the Impossible and Gets the Unmentionable

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"Golden lads and girls all must,: As chimney-sweepers, come to dust."

Now a moonbat crossed with a dingbat it is difficult to remember just what Mia Farrow was at the very beginning.

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“The trouble with Afghanistan is it is full Afghans. The trouble with Iraq is there are not enough Iraqis.”

Arab culture is not like Western culture so their way of making war is different from that of the West. “War without battle” is the preferred mode in the Arab world. That means insurgencies, terrorism and social disruption are where Arabs excel. This makes perfect sense for a culture where blood relations trump all else. Kin based societies are low-trust societies. It is trust and altruism that enable societies to engage in large scale projects like fielding large armies.

Arab societies are low trust societies, which is why they have never been good at the civilization stuff that requires large scale organization. If you can only truly count on blood relatives, scaling beyond 100 or so hands is nearly impossible. Even when you expand the circle of trust beyond second cousins, you limit the number of people capable of working as a unit to a few hundred.

It is why Arab countries are authoritarian. The people will never willingly go along with the leader, if he is not at least from their tribe. That means coercion is the only way to rule. You never hear Arab leaders talking about “their people” with any degree of pride, like you hear in the West. They don’t even have the concept down. Instead, “us” is almost always defined by blood.

The other interesting thing is all of this was predictable. The American military spent billions designing and training a military for Iraq along western lines. The trouble is they left an Arab culture that is still an Arab culture. Eventually you end up with the same old half-assed Arab army with a bunch of American gear they can barely operate. A guy named Norvell B. De Atkine wrote about this 15 years ago in a paper called Why Arabs Lose Wars. While he tried hard to inoculate himself, the author can’t help but notice the reason Arab countries are as we find them is they are full of Arabs. The Z Blog › Ruminations on Iraq

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Art Appreciation

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When James Thurber tried to improve his drawings, E.B. White told him, “Don’t do that. If you ever got good you’d be mediocre.” – Futility Closet

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Warning: That which is seen cannot be unseen.

You have been warned: MEET THE MAN THONG OF YOUR NIGHTMARES It's more penis pocket than banana hammock.

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June 17, 2014

“The Forbidden Game: Golf and the Chinese Dream”

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When the country began to open up under Deng Xiaoping, a few golf courses were allowed, to entertain foreign investors.
As China grew richer, more and more locals wanted to try the sport. Suddenly more golf courses were being built in China than anywhere else, despite the fact that their construction was technically illegal.
- The Unz Review

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I have said--I cringe with shame--that some cultures are superior to others.

I was in my cups and, prompted by the Devil, thought:

All cultures equal? Exactly how is a pack of nekkid savages in the rain forests of Papua-New Guinea, who eat weird pasty white grubs and each other, who speak a language consisting of seven word none of which means anything, who have never even heard of Carlos Santana—how could they possibly be the equals of Europeans who brush their teeth and wrote Hamlet’s soliloquy? Equal how? In the eyes of God, maybe. If so, I figured the Old Boy must need glasses.
Fred On Everything

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Hillary's latest book -

Has the series lost touch with its original fans?
Many of those young readers from a decade ago are now in their mid-50s and may have difficulty still believing in fantastical tales about boys who don't inhale and girls who can't remember where they placed their billing records. "Oh, you say that every time," chuckles J K Rodham. "Believe me, they'll still be swallowing this stuff 20 years from now." Mark Steyn at steynonline.com
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Motto of the Month

The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H. Lawrence Never Yet Melted

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Kitchen Garden All Year Round

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Why bother boiling and peeling and mashing those plentiful local Long Island  potatoes
when Instant dehydrated flakes were so much easier. But the abundance of all those local russet potatoes did not go to waste. They came in darn handy in creating an extended family for Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head, with plenty o'€™ little tater tots to go around.
Envisioning The American Dream

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June 16, 2014

Endgame

They possess a kind of supreme moral vanity which lifts them high above the plane of mortal men.
In their ideal world they are legends in their own minds, fighting a lonely battle against the Man, who if not pre-emptively stopped, will sin again, against Marx, Engels and Patrice Lumumba. They profess to love The Thing because only lofty men can see The Thing is really “wiser than us”.  But one suspects that secretly they are scared sh**less that on one of these little escapades Task Force Maroon will leave them for dead.

Or maybe not.
Perhaps it is all unfolding as Darwin intended. Maybe there is no solution for the Dr. Carringtons of the world except to watch them approach the dinosaur and let the reptile take care of it. But to hope that they should take heed? Like I said, with the Left it's double down until the end.
Belmont Club » President Carrington

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In Praise of Mexican Inventors

They also allegedly invented “mandatory, universal education”
and “were familiar with the wheel” but only saw fit to use it in children’s toys rather than as an aid in conveying post-pubescent Aztecs across great stretches of dry terrain. It is also common knowledge that the Aztecs were pioneers in open heart surgery.
- Taki's Magazine
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Archaic Torso of Apollo

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We cannot know his legendary head
with eyes like ripening fruit. And yet his torso
is still suffused with brilliance from inside,
like a lamp, in which his gaze, now turned to low,

gleams in all its power. Otherwise
the curved breast could not dazzle you so, nor could
a smile run through the placid hips and thighs
to that dark center where procreation flared.

Otherwise this stone would seem defaced
beneath the translucent cascade of the shoulders
and would not glisten like a wild beast’s fur:

would not, from all the borders of itself,
burst like a star: for here there is no place
that does not see you. You must change your life.

Rainer Maria Rilke, 1875 - 1926

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My NSA Ate My Email

Congressman Asks NSA To Restore Two Years Of "Lost" Lois Lerner IRS Emails | Zero Hedge What, however, was simply a bizarre, if idiotic, lie has just been taken to a whole new level of ridiculousness, when moments ago, representative Steve Stockman (R-Texas) announced he would request that the National Security Agency help in the hunt for missing emails to and from the IRS’s Lois Lerner, and recover two years worth of "lost" emails.

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Why Arabs Lose Wars

Arab political culture is based on a high degree of social stratification,
very much like that of the defunct Soviet Union and very much unlike the upwardly mobile, meritocratic, democratic United States. Arab officers do not see any value in sharing information among themselves, let alone with their men. In this they follow the example of their political leaders, who not only withhold information from their own allies, but routinely deceive them.
:: Middle East Quarterly

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Soccer Sucks (in so many ways)

I have a friend who used to call soccer “fag ball” until about a decade ago.

He became a vegan and started following soccer. He wears a Man U jersey and carries on about matches like the world depends on the outcome. It is all a pose, of course. What’s odious about the poseur is he turns his self-loathing into your problem. The poseur apes the styles and attitude of others because he hates himself and cannot stand the sight of himself. His comical pretensions force the rest of us to be polite and accommodating to a fool, something no one enjoys. Unfair as it may seem, these people turn me off to soccer. Whatever those metrosexual fools are for, I’m against.
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The Tragedy Wasn’t Invading Iraq, It Was Not Finishing the Job

The real tragedy in Iraq is that coalition efforts at regime change were too limited and piecemeal, too half-hearted and too confused in purpose.
The WWII allies reduced their opponents to prostration and unconditional surrender, then occupied and ruled them for years, completely and fundamentally liberalizing, democratizing, and remodeling their cultures along our own lines. We attempted no such thing in Iraq, instead deluding ourselves with fantasies of being welcomed as liberators by friendly natives and trusting that the gift of democracy would in itself suffice to convert murderous and bigoted Mussulmen into bourgeois liberals.
Never Yet Melted

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June 15, 2014

"Okay, here's the plan...."

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Lara Logan Explains the Disaster of Losing US Weapons to ISIS

[Stinger missiles are] the best that we have to bring down aircraft in the skies.
All of these other assets, heavy weapons, armored vehicles, increase the capability of what your ground forces can do. But the U.S. has maintained dominance because of its dominance of the skies. If you now remove your dominance of the skies or you make it much more difficult to fight, you've taken away significant advantage that the U.S. has and you've significantly changed the dynamics of what we face.
| Truth Revolt

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Dear Ann, Can You Please Explain the Trinity?

Signed,

Unreasonably High Expectations

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Dear Unreasonably High Expectations,

In a word:
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June 14, 2014

Our flag will still fly on the moon.

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Regardless of the demographic breakdown of whatever becomes of the United States of America in 2034,
a flag will still stand on the moon as a silent vigil to a people’s true potential. It will silently mock whatever America becomes in 2034.
America in 2034 |Our flag will still fly on the moon.

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Denizens of the ghetto

Smoking is still popular in the great white ghetto, along with Oxycontin.
You see the fat girls waddling behind strollers, while the males sit around shirtless. The idea is to show off the collection of ridiculous tattoos they love so much. Nothing tells the world you are a violent felon like a neck tattoo. In all of the retail stores on the edge of the ghetto, you never see whites working. That’s the thing about poverty and the underclass. SWPL types think it is education, but it is time that keeps people in the ghetto. They have no sense of it.
The Z Blog › The Ghetto Time Warp

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Suits

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.... In reality

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We now live in the land of "Mokita"

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Mokita is a word in the Kivila language, spoken on the largest of the Papua New Guinean Trobriand Islands Kiriwina, which describes the concept of "truth we all know but agree not to talk about."

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June 13, 2014

15 Myths Millennials Accept as Fact

10. CHRISTIANS ARE ANTI-SCIENCE Maybe one in ten Americans believes the earth is only a few thousand years old,
and most of those people are old ladies and dirt-poor farmers. They’re not shutting down schools and canceling Cosmos. The other 90% of us are totally okay with the big bang theory. Even the pope supports it..... Also, if you love science so much, stop refusing vaccinations for your kid. You’re literally making us sick.

15. WE’RE ALL EQUAL You know there’s retards, right?
You realize the children of geniuses tend to be smarter than the children of stupid people, yeah? This is why they ask sperm donors questions. That’s what happens when idealists have to practice what they preach. They scoff at eugenics until it’s time to make a baby. They love the gay lifestyle until their son brings home a tranny. They love diversity until it’s time to choose a place to live or a school for their children.
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Prohibition

Is it just me, or does every stupid idea look stupid even while they're doing it? Wait. Is that W.C. Fields? And Buddy Hackett? ... Anyway, a few years later these same geniuses were slaughtering livestock and dumping milk because - get this - people were destitute and didn't have enough to eat, nor milk for the toddlers. And for punishment, these government sorts are still there except with nicer offices and more perks and bigger budgets and more power and med plans and more holidays off. Oh yes, and what amounts to tenure. Turns out dumping beer was a long-term career path. Who knew? -- Remus

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Every once in a while, you hear from some conservative strategist that we on the Right need to have ourselves a reality check.

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These would-be thought leaders of the Right don’t want us to seem out of touch.
They’re worried that some of our principles, or perhaps just our tendency to adhere to them so rigidly, will seem alien and off-putting to the cohorts of young potential conservatives out there. To hear them say it, that next generation is out there right now, this moment, just waiting to join arms with us in the fight against the excesses of contemporary progressivism. And all we have to do is make our peace with some teeny, tiny little technicality like, say, legalized mass infanticide.
On Pandering - Social Matter

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For safety reasons. This is the steak knife you get at Heathrow Airport

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The Shirk Report

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NYT's Mystery of the Day

Tanks, of Unknown Origin, Roll Into Ukraine - NYTimes.com

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Liberals are insane & disgusting, Exhibit A

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Marching as chattel, preening about their own virtue, and it’s all pretend.... HappyAcres
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The People, No.

The laws that are enforced are either those that extend or entrench the power of the state and its allies and internal elites 
... or else they are the laws that directly punish those recalcitrant and "pathological" elements in society who insist on behaving according to traditional norms --€“ people who do not like to pay taxes, wear seat belts, or deliver their children to the mind-bending therapists who run the public schools; or the people who own and keep firearms, display or even wear the Confederate flag, put up Christmas trees, spank their children, and quote the Constitution or the Bible --€“ not to mention dissident political figures who actually run for office and try to do something about mass immigration by Third World populations.
Samuel T. Francis, 2005

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KA-BOOM!

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Vintage Chemistry Sets Show We Used to Be Way More Chill About Chemicals

1940s Chemcraft set, for example, included a pamphlet on how to put on a chemistry-themed magic show. “It covers everything from how to make thunder sound effects and crackling flames to how to arrange a curtain between you and your audience and how to affect the air of an alchemist,” Frederick-Frost said.

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America Isn't "Losing" Iraq, Iraq Is

Obama won the 2008 election in no small part because he promised to get the US out of Iraq.
John McCain lost in no small part because he famously argued we should stay "100 years" if that's what it took. The American people made their choice. To now say that having won on getting out of Iraq Obama should have instead turned around and adopted McCain's losing policy idea is absurd. ... The great "loss of Iraq"? That's on the Iraqis. They were given a chance to build a decent country after Saddam's removal and they squandered it.
DrewM @ Ace

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June 12, 2014

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Prom Tickets Made Mo Better wit Applied Ebonics

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RIGHTLY GUIDED

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The Unbearable Outcome of Mission Iraq

All those Americans and their true allies maimed and killed, wanting only to help make better lives for Iraqi men, women and children.

And who opposed them in their mission of compassion? The lovers of beheadings, of rape rooms, of disfigurement and executions of dissenting daughters and mothers, of course. Iraqi cities, hollow, brittle monuments of societal decay falling apart from fear, no foundation in a religion or philosophy of self-respect and respect for others. And what do the trends in our USA indicate? Mob attacks in shopping malls, mauling of anyone on streets called a 'knockout' GAME, brain-drained politicians, so inept, so non-scrupulous, so greedy, so cruel that only lately have some of their constituents begun to vomit the crap they eagerly swallowed for years. I weep for all the children and elderly of this world, and again remember Melville's words, ",,, beware the people weeping, when they bare the iron hand." Someday it will be unsafe for most of our federal politicians to walk the streets alone, though they've safely been street-walkers in the self-copulative halls of Congress for years.
Posted by: Howard Nelson in And Now "The Rout in Iraq" Brought to You in Living Color By Barack Obama @ AMERICAN DIGEST

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What is the goal of ClickHole?

Let’s be honest: Today, the average website carelessly churns out hundreds of pieces of pandering, misleading content, most of which tragically fall short of going viral.
At ClickHole, we refuse to stand for this. We strive to make sure that all of our content panders to and misleads our readers just enough to make it go viral. You see, we don’t think anything on the internet should ever have to settle for mere tens of thousands of pageviews. We believe that each and every article—whether about pop culture, politics, internet trends, or social justice—should be clicked on and shared by hundreds of millions of internet users before they can even comprehend what they just read. ClickHole has one and only one core belief: All web content deserves to go viral.
Here. Now. At Clickhole

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How to Click for Those Unclear on the Concept

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Sidebar Commenting is Off

Commenting is off for now but commenting remains available for the main column.

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Not Saying I Hope My Child Is Transgender, But I Would Hit It Out Of The Park

Now, I’m not saying I hope my kid feels any confusion with his gender identity, but if he were, by chance, to come out as trans, I’d totally nail it.
I mean, I’d seriously clean up. I’m telling you that in just five minutes, my son would know exactly who’s on his side, whom he can always turn to, who’s his rock, and who’s not just his father, but his best friend in the entire world. Which is why, if and when Jake comes out, there’ll be none of that nonplussed shock, none of that putting-my-hands-on-the-back-of-my-head-and-exhaling, not even the slightest balk at switching gender pronouns. I wouldn’t miss a beat—I’d say to my wife, “Laura, get over here and listen up, because Jake has something she wants to tell you.”
I窶冦 キ Clickhole

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The issues remain.

Middle class people don’t want to see the nation flooded with South American peasants.
They don’t want their jobs sent to Pakistan because Mark Zuckerburg needs a new Ferrari. They don’t want to turn on their TV and see men dressed as girls openly talking about sodomy. What ever their reservations, they don’t want to see their old church bulldozed to make way for an abortion mill. Middle America is not ready to march off to the camps as the managerial class hopes.
Z Blog

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Meanwhile....

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June 11, 2014

Sign of the Times

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Stylin' 1991

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Author! Author!

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"For years ago I cud knot spel student. Now I are one."

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Is America ready for a president with no neck?

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Hillary Clinton approval levels slip to lowest level since 2008

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I dread government in the name of science.

That is how tyrannies come in.
In every age the men who want us under their thumb, if they have any sense, will put forward the particular pretension which the hopes and fears of that age render most potent. They 'cash in'. It has been magic, it has been Christianity. Now it will certainly be science. Perhaps the real scientists may not think much of the tyrants' 'science'-- they didn't think much of Hitler's racial theories or Stalin's biology. But they can be muzzled.
C.S. Lewis - Willing Slaves of the Welfare State
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What a revoltin' development this is.

“With his daughters around less,” Politico reports—without saying exactly where Sasha and Malia, neither of whom is in college, have gone — Barack and Michelle are having more date nights. Washington Free Beacon

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The Curious Case of "The Spark Ranger"

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He retired from the parks service late in 1976 and moved with his fourth wife to a town called "Dooms."
Just to be safe, he went ahead and installed several lightning rods to his home, including sinking the thick copper wire seven feet deep in the ground.  Unfortunately, he wasn'€™t home when the next lightning strike supposedly happened. He was fishing.
Today I Found

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June 10, 2014

Biden Says Released Detainees More Focused on Climate Change Than Jihad

“Look, I know some of you are uneasy with those folks being released from captivity. But I want you to know something that’s very important. Those five guys are more concerned right now about the devastating effects of climate change than they are about killing Americans.” The DAILY RASH

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This burger has 17 different types of beef in it

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At over 2,500 calories and costing more than 40 bucks, the Holy Cow burger is basically like sandwiching an entire cow. With that much beef, you can't really go wrong, right? Sploid

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Winning the War

The elementary purpose of war is to destroy the other side's ability and will to make war upon you. Destroying our ability to make war is still beyond them, but they have done a fine job of destroying our will, aided and abetted by their paid public relations firms, by the ACLU, the New York Times, the Democratic Party and yes, the Republican Party. Sultan Knish:

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Civilization depends far more on intolerance, than tolerance.

Perhaps, now that I think of it, civilization depends entirely on intolerance: on what people are unwilling to put up with. Discomfort, if you will: with the small, the sleazy, the crooked, the cheap, the noisome. A certain willingness to eliminate hucksters. Unwillingness to take “the easy way out.” David Warren

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And like a dying lady, lean and pale,

Who totters forth, wrapp'd in a gauzy veil,

Out of her chamber, led by the insane

And feeble wanderings of her fading brain,

The moon arose up in the murky East,

A white and shapeless mass.

-- Shelley

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And so the train thunders down the track.

Conservatives by themselves can’t put the brakes on a runaway.
To accomplish this they need a coalition with elements of the left; to make common cause among intelligent liberals. But it won’t happen yet — won’t happen for a long time — despite the evidence of their senses, because they have an almost religious attachment to the Cause. The Left is a religion. It looks away from the obvious sins of its leaders the way earlier generations of churchgoers sometimes averted their gaze from the misdeeds of their own. The Left will abandon the Left around the time the Wahabis abandon Wahabism.

It is so central to them that life without it would be meaningless.
Leaving the Left is like being a man without a country. It is easier to change your passport than to change your friends. As one person put, “If I had to choose between my country and my friends, I hope to have the courage to choose my friends”. The reason people on the Left can’t rebel isn’t because they cannot bring themselves to doubt Obama. It’s because they can’t bring themselves to stop going to cocktail parties.
Belmont Club » A Sudden Realization

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Bait

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The Greatest Murder Machine in History

Unlike the 20th-century totalitarians whose killing fury consumed themselves, reducing their longevity, Islam paces itself.
In the end, though slower, Islam has killed and tortured far more than any other creed, religious or secular. Unlike secular tyranny, Islam, by virtue of its polygamy and sexual predations, reproduces itself and increases. Other tyrannies are furious infections, which burn hot, but are soon overcome. Islam is a slow terminal cancer, which metastasizes, and takes over. It never retreats. Its methods are more insidious, often imperceptible at first, driven by demographics. Like cancer, excision may be the only cure.
American Thinker

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Glass-Steagall has taken on mystical qualities with the Left.

My communist office manager blames the repeal for everything.
My wacko friend Jim, who went completely insane during the Bush years, gets misty eyed when the phrase is uttered. The fact that the repeal was championed by Bill Clinton and both parties in Congress is never mentioned.
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June 8, 2014

Who Says There's No Good News?

Australia to support Japan’s move to remove ‘pacifist’ element of its post-World War II constitution | News.com.au

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Obama: "An old bitch gone in the teeth"

While 30 million people will technically be liable to pay the Obamacare Individual Mandate fine
in practice all but 4 million will have their fines waived or exempted.... The mighty Law of the Land is exposed as all bark and no bite; a fine they can’t enforce. The administration’s threats, so dire on paper, are toothless in practice because they actually can’t afford to carry out the threat. Any actual attempts to fine 30 million Americans would end in a political disaster.
Belmont Club

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To Save the Planet, Defeat the Greens

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Too many greens take their science a la carte.
Where scientific research tells greens things they like to hear, greens get all self righteous about “science deniers.” But whenever some poor scientist somewhere attacks a cherished green shibboleth, hordes of vicious and bitter green activists hurl angry accusations about the corruption of the scientific process by corporate interests.
- The American Interest

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If you have ask....

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This century so far more than 100,000 people in the United States have died from overdoses of prescription opioids.

Dishonest drug companies, careless, supine and cowardly doctors, and egotistical patients who will not take no for an answer
have between them caused an epidemic that, had it been attributable to a bacterium or a virus, would have caused widespread panic and calls for all the research resources of modern medicine to be brought to bear upon the problem. This hasn’t happened: Why not? Part of the reason, surely, is that the victims of the epidemic are also the cause of it, or at least willing participants in their own disaster.
Vicodin Ingestion Syndrome - Taki's Magazine

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June 7, 2014

Who Says There's No Good News?

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Jon Meis, 26, seen here with his fiancee Kaylie Sparks

Jon Meis, Hero student who pepper-sprayed and tackled Seattle university shooter has his entire wedding gift registry and honeymoon paid for by thankful strangers.

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Kung Fu’s Identity Crisis

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TRADITIONAL CHINESE KUNG FU IS A GUTTED HULK OF ITS FORMER SELF:
Across China, the number of martial artists like Li—people in their late 30s and 40s who hold the flame of an ancient tradition—is shrinking fast. A lucky few operate martial arts schools full of students, but the majority have day jobs as security guards, physical education teachers, truck drivers, and bodyguards.
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Why does it suddenly seem like everyone cares about the homosexual issue?

Because they’ve been programmed to care and talk about it.
It does not matter where you lie on the issue as long as you develop passionate opinions about homosexuals that you share in place of other issues that can threaten the power elite. Every minute you talk about homosexuals or immigrants or blacks or feminism or celebrities is one minute you’re not talking about an idea that reveals criminality of the government.
We Are Nothing More Than Distracted Sheep In The Real Game Of Power

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Not a Drone Strike

On Saturday, Al and Betty Perry were driving along Highway 14 near Tofield, Alberta
when out of the sky came a massive bolt of lightning. It hit their silver Chevrolet pickup truck instantly filling the vehicle with smoke. “It’s an awful feeling to have,” said Al. “I saw our lives passing before my eyes.” The airbags deployed and the metal body was rippled by the heat. Parts of the truck were completely melted. Al said he believed the electrical system inside the truck was destroyed as the doors and windows were locked and would not open.
CTV Edmonton News

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The Sultan of Sewers - William Burroughs' anti-authoritarian vision

"I am not able to share your enthusiasm
for the deplorable conditions which obtain in the U.S. at this time," he told his leftist friend. "I think the U.S. is heading in the direction of a Socialistic police state similar to England, and not too different from Russia....At least Mexico is no obscenity 'Welfare' State, and the more I see of this country the better I like it. It is really possible to relax here where nobody tries to mind your business for you."
Reason.com

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The Squirrel Whisperer

How do you give a squirrel CPR? Very gently.Watch PIX 11 Full one-hour documentary is at The day I saved a ground squirrel from drowning - YouTube

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The Great Escaper

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Bernard Jordan, who served with the Royal Navy during Operation Overlord,
had been looking forward to joining the events in northern France to pay tribute in person to his comrades who fell during the invasion. But on being told by staff at the residential care home in Hove that they had not been able to get him onto an organised coach trip for the anniversary events, he took matters into his own hands. Pinning on his D-Day campaign medals under his raincoat Mr Jordan, 89, set off under his own steam and headed for Normandy.
-- Telegraph

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June 6, 2014

Sweet Music as a Thousand Prog Heads Implode with Wet Sucking Sounds

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Koch Brothers Give $25 Million to United Negro College Fund Will their raaaaaacist programs never stop!?

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Killing Christians and burning down Christian churches is the main business of Boko Haram,

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but for some strange reason no one in the Christian west is zeroing in on it,
certainly not the New York Times or the Washington Post, and none of the main TV networks. The fact that it’s black African Muslims killing black African Christians still seems too sensitive an issue in our race conscious media, as if black on black crime is somehow a lesser evil than white on black crime, a real no-no.
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It's "Genetic"

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Compare and Contrast: June 6, 1944 and June 6, 2014

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Where are we now, June 6, 2014? We have a malevolent president;
I can no longer call him inept and incompetent. He is malevolent. He is out to destroy the spirit that built and sustained the country, and was evident on the beaches and along the hedgerows of Normandy seventy years ago. He detests our military and makes no effort to hide that. His recent speech at West Point, of course, is either an example of how little this little man understands his role as Commander-in-Chief, or is the product of an ideology that hates the cadets and their values--I go with the second interpretation.
The DiploMad 2.0:

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The in-group stress test

In other words, a loyalty test: Do you support eugenics?
If you do not, you’re in the group. But that means it’s not enough to passively not support eugenics. You must crusade against it. The question has now become: Do you oppose eugenics? You know, like the rest of us. Join us or you’re the enemy. At this point, politics is not about “issues.” The issues are loyalty tests.
| Amerika

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June 5, 2014

Reagan at Normandy

Forty summers have passed since the battle that you fought here.
You were young the day you took these cliffs; some of you were hardly more than boys, with the deepest joys of life before you. Yet, you risked everything here. Why? Why did you do it? What impelled you to put aside the instinct for self-preservation and risk your lives to take these cliffs? What inspired all the men of the armies that met here? We look at you, and somehow we know the answer. It was faith and belief; it was loyalty and love.
Doug Ross @ Journal: AS GOOD AS IT GETS:

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Hatred.

Let me assure you that it is a huge problem in the liberal ranks.
I experience it everyday. Before you spend another minute lamenting the perceived ‘hatred’ of conservative bloggers and media personalities, I suggest you look into your own souls. I have seen and felt the cold, stinging hatred that lives there, and it is surely the nastiest and most brutal sort.
This person is planning to kill me in order to teach me that I shouldn't be mean and hateful. Matt Walsh

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Smartest Girl in the World

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I am fascinated by the growing science behind the energy of consciousness and its effects on matter.
I have long had Dr. Emoto's coffee table book on how negativity changes the structure of water, how the molecules behave differently depending on the words or music being expressed around it.
Gwyneth Paltrow [HT: Z Blog]
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Second smartest girl in the world

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“Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl officially became an issue in the 2016 presidential race this week when Hillary Clinton backed the president’s reckless swap for the soldier with the Taliban.”Don Surber

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The best part of hiking isn’t the terrain you go over; it’s the people you meet along the way.

“A better class of people,” as Aaron puts it.
There’s no garbage to be found on the mountain – maybe the occasional wrapper that fell out of somebody’s pocket, but that’s quickly removed by another hiker. Decency and openness in all of the faces you see. People who have the gumption to commit to such an exhausting hike, and whose physical bodies – while not necessarily ‘model-skinny’ – are in solid form. More to the point, it’s an escape from the massed-society of the day-to-day.
- Stares at the World
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The tranny has become the dividing line between two groups of people.

One the one hand we have liberal white people who engage in all sorts of magical thinking about the world, including things like biology and physics.
They think someone can change their sex if they choose to do it. They think evolution stopped 50,000 years ago and that all humans are exactly the same. They think putting a dumb person in school long enough will make them smart. These things not only contradict accepted science, they contradict objective reality. They disbelieve and curse their lying eyes.

On the other side of the line is another group of believers.
These folks believe in conventional religions, nationalism, fraternity and so forth. In the case of religion, they accept it may contradict science, but not in important ways that alter the functioning of society. In the case of nationalism, they know there’s no good reason to feel the way they do when the national anthem is played, but they accept it and relish it. In other words, these folks believe in things because they appear to make life more pleasant, their societies more successful and the future more palatable.

That would be the end of it
if the first group of people did not hold the second group in such contempt that they wanted to kill them.
Z Blog › The Tranny Wars

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Introducing the all new Squirt Skirt™-- where daintiness meets taintiness.

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Bergdahl, Obama and the Tank Man

After more than five years of Obama foreign policy, what we've got is a huge fuzzball of good intentions.
It doesn't stand for anything—not a strategy, not a set of identifiable ideas, no real doctrine and not much to show for whatever it is. Barack Obama in the world resembles Casper the Friendly Ghost—with the U.S. role fading in and out of view as is his wont. Hillary Clinton flew a million miles as Secretary of State with no evident concept of what she was doing or why. John Kerry endlessly slips in and out of capitals, talking. This, they say, is "smart power."
Daniel Henninger

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NYT Tries to Float a New Turd in the Bergdahl Punchbowl

Now we are supposed to believe they were "worried..."Concern for Health of Bowe Bergdahl Drove Prisoner Exchange
WASHINGTON — Weeks before a Black Hawk helicopter lifted off in the dying light of eastern Afghanistan, carrying with it an American soldier who had spent five years in the hands of the Taliban, American officials grew increasingly worried that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s life might be in jeopardy.

It was a lie the first time and this version is just another lie.

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That’s the problem with all this talk of the debt we’re saddling our children with.

That’s the problem with all this talk of the debt we’re saddling our children with. It assumes they’re going to pay it.

What if they just say, “Fuck off” like they do in Costa Rica? The taxes are too high there so most people just refuse to pay. When everyone does it, the government can’t do anything about it.
STREET CARNAGE

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The Obama Coalition’s cultural revolution is a rather enfeebled, bargain basement one,

with Keystone Kommissars. Mobs exist only on Twitter.
Struggle sessions take place via blog post. Professional exile replaces reeducation camps. This is in keeping with the dual nature of contemporary "€œsocial justice"€ leftism: On the one hand, shrill, uncompromising, and vindictive. On the other, tepid, reactive, and fragile. 
Witches and Snitches

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J. R. R. Tolkien

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In 1956 in a letter to Amy Ronald he wrote:
"I am a Christian, and indeed a Roman Catholic, so that I do not expect "history" to be anything but a long defeat—though it contains (and in a legend may contain more clearly and movingly) some samples or glimpses of final victory."
J.R.R.TOLKIEN, CATHOLICISM AND THE USE OF ALLEGORY David Lord Alton

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The second base of power is the cultural elite.

These are the journalists, professors, bloggers, and non-profit organizations—the useful idiots of the state.
Instead of hard power, they use propaganda, lies, distortions, information blackouts, and libelous attacks to shape public opinion in a way to firstly benefit them and their ideology. Their main motivations are to feel powerful and keep their $80,000 a year job instead of admitting to serve the billionaire oligarch behind the curtain.
We Are Nothing More Than Distracted Sheep In The Real Game Of Power

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Obama IS Musloid Brotherhood, for all intents and purposes.

They own him and have since his earliest days.
No, he doesn’t believe in the faux-religious aspects of the musloid political system, because almost none of the musloids above the very lowest caste do. It’s a TOTALITARIAN POLITICAL SYSTEM, not a religion. Hillary Clinton is up to her neck in Musloid Brotherhood. Good grief, her right hand “man” and likely lesbian concubine, Huma Abedin, is the daughter of TWO of the highest-ranking Musloid Brotherhood leaders on the planet. The CIA is headed by a “convert” to islam, John Brennan.
Why I'm considering quitting. | Barnhardt

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June 4, 2014

And So...It Begins

Radar Picks Up Massive Grasshopper Swarm over Albuquerque| The swarm first appeared on weather radar maps just after Memorial Day weekend.
At first technicians thought their equipment was malfunctioning, as the blip did not match the weather observed outside. It turned out that the air was so thick with insects that on radar it looked like a torrential downpour.
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To put it bluntly, a great culling is underway.

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Feminists, Atheists, Trangenderend Otherkin – these groups are not reproducing at replacement levels.
Even amongst the groups which are having children, there is a predominance of r-strategy reproduction; the ghetto single-mother model (which is fast overtaking white society, as well) might be producing the greatest quantity of children, but they’re not producing the sort of fit competitors who’ll be able to survive the upcoming economic hangover.... This is what it looks like when a Mechanical God dies: the human refuse in its veins flows straight into the sewer… all the while, continuing to sing praises to the Great God Leviathan.

These people are not going to listen.
You’ve seen the arguments on Twitter, on Facebook – you’ve seen their inability to think rationally, or report honestly. These people have bought into the religion of Modernism™ hook, line, and sinker, and for their sins they shall suffer.
In Praise of Anonymity - Stares at the World

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Vladimir Putin on Hillary Clinton: ‘Better Not to Argue with Women’

PUTIN: It’s better not to argue with women.
But Ms. Clinton has never been too graceful in her statements. .... When people push boundaries too far, it’s not because they are strong but because they are weak. But maybe weakness is not the worst quality for a woman.
KVNU
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Maureen Dowd on pot candy bar: 'I became convinced that I had died'

Seeing that that happened in 1991 it's about time she caught on. Now if she'd just shut up and stay buried. Otherwise, it's a head shot.

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Why don’t I write more?

Why don’t I comment extensively on these daily crimes?
Why don’t I record podcasts? Because I don’t want to be a Hefner or Guccione or Flynt of this “outrage porn”, feeding this false facade of “oh my gosh, we’re totally doing something” when in fact, you are growing ever more flaccid and ever more supine with each passing day, lost in the fantasy of your own potency.
Why I'€™m considering quitting. | Barnhardt

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These oligarchs commit their blatant crimes in broad daylight,

not even trying to hide it anymore, because they know from experience that NOBODY is going to do ANYTHING except stand there and watch.
Until someone does. And someday someone will do something, and everyone will be shocked at how easily the house of cards falls, and after the fact everyone will say, “Why didn’t we do anything sooner?” The answer is, because modern Western post-Christian culture is a salmonella-laden undercooked chicken taco of self-absorbed materialism and “entertainism” wrapped in a soggy chalupa of effeminite cowardice. That’ll be $5.45 at the first window. Please drive around.
Egg Salad | Barnhardt

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NOW Claims that it has a membership of 500,000 across the USA .

However, membership in NOW costs $35 a year,
and according to data compiled by OpenSecrets.org, they aren't pulling in 500,000 members worth of dues - total receipts of $137,439 for 2012 (35x500,000=over $17 million). The same site also notes a decline in salary and benefits paid to workers at NOW, with the average dropping from $46,762 in 2006 election cycle down to $744 in the last listed year (2012).
Word Around the Net: WOMYNISTS

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“Trading Private Bergdahl” (2014)

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Never Yet Melted

neo-neocon | The Bergdahl scandal and public opinion
This story, probably more than any other story of obama’s presidency, is one that makes him look bad. It seems to simultaneously expose his disregard for the safety of America and Americans, his sympathy for fundamentalist Islamist governments, his failure to do his homework, his drive towards greater executive power, his disregard for Congress (including some members of both parties) and the law itself, his mendacity, and the stupidity and collaboration of his advisors in all of the above.

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Homofascism should be crushed.

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Lawsuits against photographers who won’t shoot gay weddings.
Television show cancellations because the hosts oppose gay marriage. Attempts to silence anti-gay preaching or force churches to recognize gay marriages. Crushed, all of it. Crushed by the united voice of the people, crushed in courts of law, in legislatures, in businesses and in conversation. When someone is sued, attacked, shamed, boycotted or fired for opposing gay marriage or just opposing gayness in general, straight and gay people alike should protest. No one should lose his television show, no one should be dragged before a judge, no one should have his business threatened. Don’t tell me about a company’s right to fire its employees. It has the right, but it isn’t right. It’s unAmerican and it’s despicable.
Klavan On The Culture

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No one likes to realize he’s been a fool. Nobody likes to be had.

Suddenly even the man in the street knew it was all fake.
The quavering voice, the studied solemnity, the pauses hinting at manly sentiment barely under control — that entire repertoire of Obama magic was revealed as contrived, a sham; just an act to take the gullible – you. It was a betrayal so basic it can only be compared to a girl finding out her boyfriend had the clap and was purposely planning to spread to her. It was like a girl finding that the man kissing her hand was at the same time abstracting the diamond ring from her finger. Then everything which once seemed noble; the uplifted chin, the slow rotation of the head, the suggestion of muted but burning empathy stood out for what it was: a huckster’s con.
Belmont Club » A Clash of Cultures

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“Winding down the war” with the enemy still attacking you in the field

is usually known in military circles by the word “surrender”.
Yet here is where the cultural disconnect identified by Ralph Peters may strike again. Just as Obama and his minions could see nothing wrong with desertion and collaboration — in Peter’s words, seeing it as nothing more serious than skipping school — neither may they see anything particularly objectionable about that other cardinal taboo word in military culture: surrender. So what if America surrenders? What’s the big deal? Here, take this Obamaphone and move on.
Belmont Club » A Clash of Cultures

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Good Morning

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June 3, 2014

Traitor Parents of a Traitor with a Traitor

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Hope n' Change Cartoons: Let's Fake A Deal
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“This Is Not a Girl, But a Boy”

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“Geraldine Portica — This is not a girl, but a boy,
who was reared by his mother as a girl and has always dressed as a girl and went to school as a girl and has never associated with any one else but girls and was employed as a chamber maid on 6th St. when arrested, he is a native of Mexico and speaks several languages, his English with the Spanish accent, he is now waiting to be deported to Mexico by the U.S. Gov. Dec. 27th, 1917.”
| Retronaut

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Well I wore my .44 so long, Lord it made my shoulder sore (2x)

After I do what I want to, ain't gonna wear my .44 no more....

Get your nightcap mama, and your gown

Baby 'fore day we gonna shake 'em on down

You know the life I'm living

I've been living it for a many year

I know the chariot was coming for me

But I didn't know what kind of chariot

Gonna take me away from here

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Employment Advice

Make them fire you. If you resign under pressure you have basically no legal standing.
Make. Them. Fire. You. If they pressure you to resign, you should write a letter, declining to resign, declining to take any responsibility for your private, off-duty, speech and/or actions. Specifically point out that you are exercising your personal discretion to engage in political and social commentary regarding current events, that you are not willing to be subjected to a hostile work environment for your unorthodox political views, and that you are not willing to explain or defend or justify those personal political views.
Vox Popoli

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Feminism is changing—we’re changing with it!

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Our legendary women’s vertical launched as “Dworkinville” (2001-2007), was renamed “Ladies.biz” after a rollup (2008-2009),
then re-rebranded as “Slutbox Junction” (2010-2014). Now we’re just calling the site “Tits” and targeting it to men 15-79. Our last editor (aka Edit Queen) left to work for some magazine with salaries, so we need a new QUEEN, TITS. Who is the ideal candidate? He or she is a fifth-to-ninth wave feminist who can speak with authority about the patriarchy while mollifying advertisers and reviewing panties, simultaneously appealing to men but never mentioning the issue of class. If that’s you, send us a photo of you at the beach.
A Candid Look At New Normal Jobs | Zero Hedge

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"It isn't so much that Native Americans were very good at taking care of the environment; it's more that they were very bad at taking care of their children. "

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There's really only one thing standing between the human race and a healthy environment, and that thing is children. 
Everyone knows that the more children there are, the more animals we have to eat, the more clothing we need, the more waste we produce.  The Indians were masters at skirting all of this: they preferred to remain in the stone age in nearly every respect, which meant they had terrible medicine and limited food -- or worse, shamanism and starvation, which meant they had a lot of dead children. 
Kill a Child, Save the Planet

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If you have to ask, the answer is "Yes."

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neo-neocon -- Bergdahl: “at best a deserter, at worst a traitor”…the release of these particular prisoners wasn’t just a reluctant move in order to free Bergdahl, it may be more accurate to say that Bergdahl’s release was negotiated at this point in time in order to free the Taliban Five."

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June 2, 2014

It takes only a few vigilantes to cow the whole campus.

Academic researchers won’t touch the subject of human race
for fear that their careers will be ruined. Only the most courageous will publicly declare that race has a biological basis. I witnessed the effects of this intimidation during the 10 years I was writing about the human genome for The New York Times.
Nicholas Wade, In Defense of A Troublesome Inheritance

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"Cinnamon Johnson is one of an estimated 432 Americans who identify as Horse-Pig-Fox-Zucchini"

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transveggie by Earl of Taint

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Future Cars in the "Land of the Free"

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Federal regulators will soon demand
that cars automatically relay information wirelessly to one another as part of the U.S. government's vehicle-to-vehicle communication program. Those car-to-car messages will one day be able to engage brakes -- or your steering wheel.
Your car is a giant computer - and it can be hacked

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We have an immediate opening for a world-class OUTRAGE OPTIMIZATION EXPERT

to furyhack our traffic across social media.
The ideal candidate has proven abilities at composing rage pegs for any story and has demonstrated the ability to prefix any tweet with “THIS.” or “LISTEN.” Candidates will be required to flame out in two years and disavow their past views while encouraging their still-seething acolytes to “moderation.”
A Candid Look At New Normal Jobs | Zero Hedge

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Benghazi worries so many Hillary supporters

because there is nothing to balance it against.
There is no, "But look at all the good she did." Hillary didn't do any good. She didn't do much of anything except tour countries and pose for photos. As a Secretary of State she made a perfectly adequate First Lady. Obama talks the teleprompter talk, but when you look at the results they're universally awful.
Sultan Knish: The Post-Achievement Politics of Obama and Hillary
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Most gunfights happen within 20'.

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My office is 24' long x 12' wide. There are manila folders (head size) at various distances away from me and at various heights.
There is an empty Beretta laying right here on my desk at all times and another non-empty in the top desk drawer. Throughout the day I quickly dry fire at those targets unexpectedly. At the neighbors outdoor range we do the same thing with live ammo - 9mm and 12ga. It has to become a reflex, not a reaction. With the former you may live, with the latter you may die. In your lifetime.
Comment by: ghostsniper inEliminating wishful thinking is the point.

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Tabline Monday

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A Plague of Lone Gunmen in the Age of Obama?

One of the first things you learn about the people absconding with rental cars or not paying their car payment is they know they are scumbags. The Z Blog

The Groningen Protocol: Killing Children Legally In Belgium| A child may request its own death at the hand of a Belgian “doctor” at any age.

Wealth is now thought to be the collective property of society, which is taxed to death or often just given away on some quixotic quest to stamp out disease in Africa or illiteracy in Antarctica. Sultan Knish: Twilight of the Family

Governments like expanding the numbers of the educated because it is the kind of goal they can set themselves and are more or less certain of reaching. When Eggheads Go Sour - Taki's Magazine

It is safe to say that these men are unlikely to retire to the peaceful condition of herder or bazaar trader. Much more probably they’ll take up their former occupations such as the “murder of thousands of Shi’ite Muslims”, or the commission of war-crimes and winning the title of “Butcher of [insert place here]“.Belmont Club The Five Unjust Men

“It is neither moral nor constructive to shift major amounts of the world’s food supply to fuel production when significant elements of the world’s people remain ill fed.” A World Turns Against Biofuels
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Liberty is not an economic good, but an existential one.

The economic good is a mere bonus.

The argument that liberty is good for economic activity or for growth of the system feels lowly and commercial (an argument used by consequentialists). If you were a wild animal, would you elect to be in a zoo because the economy is better over there than in the wild? Liberty is my raison d’être.
Spitznagel & Taleb On Inequality, Free Markets, & Inevitable Crashes @ Zero Hedge

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Tech note:

Just as black & white photography preceded color photography, so did white & black photography precede black & white, as in the example below. -- Remus


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Police officers may want to rethink "playing army"

in every nickle-and-dime bust. Escalation begets escalation.
The horrors are piling up, 'deep opinion' is beginning to run the wrong way, and there are crazy but capable eye-for-an-eye types out there who will take them up on it, including the "special tactics".
ol remus and the woodpile report

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June 1, 2014

The Horror of the New Happy Meal

It began quietly....
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But then....
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Until....
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But it could have been worse....
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McDonald's Happy Meal (Concept)

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Do Your Duty!

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Gutenberg we know. But what of the eunuch Cai Lun?

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A well-educated, studious young man,
a close aide to the Emperor Hedi in the Chinese imperial court of the Eastern Han Dynasty, Cai invented paper one fateful day in the year 105. At the time, writing and drawing were done primarily on silk, which was elegant but expensive, or on bamboo, which was sturdy but cumbersome. Seeking a more practical alternative, Cai came up with the idea of mashing bits of tree bark and hemp fiber together in a little water, pounding the resulting paste flat with a stone mortar, and then letting it dry into sheets in the sun. The experiment was a success. Allowing for a few industrial tweaks, Cai’s method is still pretty much the way paper gets made today.
The eunuch’s children

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Eliminating wishful thinking is the point.

When I train with my gun I do so on an outdoor range with targets and objects that resemble urban situations. Our motto is train how your fight, fight how you train. The Gunfighter - Cobb

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INVEST!

Invest more in education, the schemers of the state urge,
presenting as an example a few individual students from the diminishing percentage of college graduates who are actually able to find a full-time job based on their degree. Invest more in healthcare they cry, trotting out the elderly and the children who depend on social services, even while those same schemers are robbing those services blind. Invest in foreign aid, in the war on poverty, in infrastructure and the environment and a thousand other social funds, they cry, even as all the trillions of their former investments have gone up in smoke.
Sultan Knish: Twilight of the Family

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Here There Be Dragons

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"He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you." -- Friedrich Nietzsche "Beyond Good and Evil", Aphorism 146 (1886).

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