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  • The Story of My Life

    03/18/2018 9:02:06 PM PDT · by No One Special · 84 replies
    Robin Of Berkeley ^ | March 16, 2018 | Robin
    This is the story of my life. When I was growing up, there was this door (metaphorically speaking). The door was not locked; however, I was told never, ever to go through it. I wasn’t told why, just that, “This door isn’t for people like us.” We were Jewish, and Jews were not allowed to open the door. Apparently, something bad would happen to me if I entered it. But I didn’t know what it was. Certainly, my family didn’t want me to open that door. And my Jewish culture didn’t want me to as well. God, I thought, might...
  • Buffett calls pessimists about United States 'out of their mind'

    09/20/2017 12:45:11 AM PDT · by No One Special · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 19, 2017 | Jonathan Stempel
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Uncertainty about how the United States will cope with growing tumult in the world has not dampened Warren Buffett’s optimism for the country’s prospects over the long term -- even 100 years into the future. “Whenever I hear people talk pessimistically about this country, I think they’re out of their mind,” Buffett, the chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRKa.N), said on Tuesday night. [...] “It has been 241 years since Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence,” he said. “Being short America has been a loser’s game. I predict to you it will continue to be...
  • The Islam Catastrophe Continues

    03/02/2017 2:45:26 PM PST · by No One Special · 29 replies ^ | February 27, 2017 | Diana West
    Former FBI special agent John Guandolo has written a strong and sobering essay at his website, UnderstandingTheThreat, called "Unfit for Duty." It argues that two senior Trump administration officials, HR McMaster and Sebastian Gorka, are "catastrophically wrong" in their assessment of Islam as publicly stated and that this is "leading America down a disastrous road towards defeat." I agree. However, the problem is much, much larger than that. It is true that the statements (excerpted below) of both men serve to sever the logical, in fact, blatant connections between Islam and what I will call Hot Jihad (terrorism, war) and...
  • For people who know NYC (Vanity)

    09/17/2016 11:35:28 PM PDT · by No One Special · 35 replies
    9/18/2016 | me
    Can someone give me an approximate distance from East 14th Street and Avenue C to West 23rd Street and Sixth Avenue.
  • Pope Francis: Global Warming a ‘Sin,’ Man Can Atone by Recycling and ‘Car-Pooling’

    09/01/2016 1:30:26 PM PDT · by No One Special · 87 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 1, 2016 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    In his message for the “World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation” Thursday, Pope Francis said that human-induced global warming, as well as a loss of biodiversity are “sins” against God, which must be atoned for by planting trees, avoiding the use of plastic and paper and “separating refuse.” “Global warming continues, due in part to human activity,” Francis said, adding that “2015 was the warmest year on record, and 2016 will likely be warmer still.” “This is leading to ever more severe droughts, floods, fires and extreme weather events. Climate change is also contributing to the heart-rending...
  • Cop Shoots and Kills Unarmed Deaf, Mute Man as He Tries to Communicate Using Sign Language

    08/22/2016 10:56:55 AM PDT · by No One Special · 137 replies
    The Free Thought Projec ^ | August 21, 2016 | Matt Agorist
    Charlotte, NC — A community and family is mourning the loss of Daniel Kevin Harris, whose life was taken this week by a State Trooper who apparently fears sign language. Harris, who is deaf and mute, was gunned down in front of his house. According to police, trooper Jermaine Saunders attempted to pull Harris over around 6:14 p.m. on Thursday. For an unknown reason, Harris did not stop and, instead, drove to his home. During the pursuit, both cars became damaged and eventually came to a stop near Harris’ home. “I was here in my driveway and I saw the...
  • On Why Diabolical Narcissists Like Hillary Clinton WANT To Get Caught

    07/20/2016 5:32:00 AM PDT · by No One Special · 15 replies
    Ann Barnhardt's Website ^ | July 19, 2016 | Ann Barnhardt
    Full Title: On Why Diabolical Narcissists Like Hillary Clinton WANT To Get Caught – And It Isn’t For the Reason You Think I was having a conversation with someone not long ago about a case of a priest who kept a female concubine/baby mama for many years, and how openly and shamelessly the priest and the woman carried on. The person I was visiting with then postulated that either the priest, the woman, or both of them WANTED to be caught, wanted to be exposed, wanted people to know the truth, even though they both were inveterate, dead-eyed, facile liars...
  • Muhammad Ali: Never the White Man’s Negro

    06/06/2016 10:11:31 AM PDT · by No One Special · 105 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 6, 2016 | Joyce Carol Oates
    CASSIUS CLAY, born in 1942, was the grandson of a slave; in the United States of his boyhood and young manhood, the role of the black athlete, particularly the black boxer, was a forced self-effacement. White male anxieties were, evidently, greatly roiled by the spectacle of the strong black man, and had to be assuaged. The greater the black boxer (Joe Louis, Archie Moore, Ezzard Charles), the more urgent that he assume a public role of caution and restraint. Kindly white men who advised their black charges to be a “credit to their race” were not speaking ironically. And yet,...
  • Eliteworld vs. America First

    05/05/2016 5:41:39 PM PDT · by No One Special · 7 replies
    Diana West ^ | May 4, 2016 | Diana West
    The insularity of Eliteworld is such that when Evan Thomas (Phillips Academy, Harvard) argues in a New York Times op-ed, "Why We Need Foreign Policy Elites," he assumes that his Exhibits A & B -- (A) "opening China" (B) arms control treaties (detente) with the USSR -- will all but clinch his un-democratic case for the necessity of turning over foreign affairs to a cadre of Ivy-trained policy advisors. That's bad enough. What comes next, though, goes beyond liberal platitudes about what might constitute unassailable policy successes. Thomas writes: Of course, the “best and the brightest” of the 1960s administrations...
  • Nuclear Nightmare DC

    05/02/2016 10:08:30 PM PDT · by No One Special · 34 replies
    Youtube ^ | a month ago | Dr. William J. Perry
    Nuclear Nightmare DC - Duration: 5:41. Youtube video What would happen if terrorists exploded a crude nuclear bomb in Washington DC? Watch Bill Perry's nuclear nightmare. This is Clinton's Secretary of Defense William J. Perry
  • FLASH: Bukovsky on Hunger Strike

    04/30/2016 9:59:35 AM PDT · by No One Special · 6 replies
    Diana West ^ | Diana West
    <p>The Russian dissident Vladimir Bukovsky has been on hunger strike at his home in Cambridge for more than a week in protest at what he calls the “Kafkaesque” British judicial system.</p> <p>Bukovsky was charged last year with child pornography offences. He strenuously denies the allegations. In August he took the unusual step of suing the Crown Prosecution Service for libel: he is seeking £100,000 in damages and claims the CPS has “falsely and maliciously” hurt his reputation.</p>
  • The Lameness

    04/27/2016 11:42:54 PM PDT · by No One Special · 6 replies
    Diana West ^ | April 27, 2016 | Diana West
    Maxing out maudlin to a pinnacle of banal that overshadows even audacious theft and exploitation, behold Ronald Reagan as heavenly sock puppet of #NeverTrump, breaking his own 11th commandment not to speak ill of other Republicans with a whopper straight from "Jimmy's World," brimming over with a tear too gaudy for Bambi. I think what they meant to say was: Congratulations to the presumptive GOP nominee, Donald Trump, on his outstanding sweep of five states yesterday. Yuge! It's time for conservatives and populists in the Republican Party to come together and unify and defeat Hillary Clinton in the fall. Laura...
  • Ukraine Votes in First Jewish Prime Minister, Known for Israel Connections

    04/19/2016 12:00:47 PM PDT · by No One Special · 8 replies
    Haaretz ^ | April 14, 2016 | The Associated Press
    Volodymyr Groysman served as mayor of Vinnytsia where he doubled the city's budget in three years before becoming the first openly Jewish speaker of the Ukrainian Parliament. The Jewish speaker of the Ukrainian parliament, Volodymyr Groysman, has been elected prime minister after a months-long political crisis. The parliament on Thursday voted 250-57 for Groysman, who was nominated by President Petro Poroshenko. The outgoing prime minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, resigned earlier this week after weeks of pressure for him to step down. He had survived a no-confidence vote in February. Groysman has been perceived as a conciliatory figure after the governing coalition...
  • Jackie Robinson on PBS by Ken Burns

    04/13/2016 9:40:04 AM PDT · by No One Special · 30 replies
    PBS | April 4, 2016
    Jackie Robinson on PBS by Ken Burns was aired April 11th and 12th. 2 hours each night. We see America thru his eyes and we see how Amerca saw him. His wife is 93 and looks much younger. Her faculties have not been diminished. She provides commentay throughout. Comcast has it in on demand.
  • The Fed 'is a god that has failed' [George Gilder]

    04/12/2016 7:27:17 AM PDT · by No One Special · 14 replies
    CNBC ^ | April 5, 2016 | George Gilder
    Why does Wall Street keep recovering after recessions but the economy seemingly never does? The reason, as I document in my book, "The Scandal of Money: Why Wall Street Recovers but the Economy Never Does" is that Washington and the Federal Reserve together have created a closed loop economy where the Fed creates money for the government and the S&P 500 and Main Street is left out. The Fed decides what money is worth and who receives it and how much. The Fed prices it at zero interest rates, allegedly to stimulate economic growth. But whenever something is free, it's...
  • Kim Philby, British double agent, reveals all in secret video

    04/11/2016 10:59:07 AM PDT · by No One Special · 36 replies
    BBC News ^ | April 4, 2016 | Gordon Corera
    In the previously unseen footage, Kim Philby gives a seminar to East German spies A previously unseen video of one of Britain's most infamous spies describing his career as a Soviet agent has been uncovered by the BBC. The tape is of Kim Philby giving a secret lecture to the Stasi, the East German Intelligence Service, in 1981. It is the first time the ex-MI6 officer can be seen talking about his life as a spy from his recruitment to his escape. He describes his career rising up the ranks of MI6 whilst providing its secrets to the Soviet Union's...
  • End of Times

    04/09/2016 2:57:32 PM PDT · by No One Special · 51 replies
    Transcendental Physics ^ | April 8, 2016 | Edward Close
    Food for thought: are we now in the end times of the bible? Origin of the concept: The first scriptural mention of the ‘End of Days’ is found in Numbers: Balaam, a prophet from Mesopotamia, east of the Holy Land, was asked by Balak, king of the Moabites, to curse the Israelites, told him instead of the final defeat of the Moabites by the Israelites: “Come, I will advise you...what this people will do to your people at the end of days.” – Numbers, 24:14 But, according to the Book of Deuteronomy, the end of days will not come until...
  • Police arrest retired Navy SEAL Rob O'Neill for driving under the influence

    04/08/2016 12:27:13 PM PDT · by No One Special · 71 replies
    Billings Gazette ^ | April 8, 2016 | Billings Gazette
    BUTTE — Police arrested retired Navy SEAL Rob O'Neill -- who is credited with shooting al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden -- for driving under the influence about 2:30 a.m. Friday, according to the Butte-Silver Bow County sheriff's department O'Neill was found sleeping in a 2005 Nissan Sentra at a Town Pump. The vehicle was running and the back-up lights were on, said Undersheriff George Skuletich. Officers woke him up by opening the car door. They said he appeared under the influence -- confused and somewhat lethargic. He failed a horizontal gaze test at the scene, and other related sobriety tests...
  • Wherein I Comment On "Electoral Politics" -- It’s Professional Wrestling Without the Wrestling

    03/25/2016 7:03:53 PM PDT · by No One Special · 3 replies
    Ann Barnhardt ^ | March 19, 2016 | Ann Barnhardt
    Let us review The Barnhardt Axiom One. More. Time. The culture has degraded such that seeking and/or holding office, especially national-level office, is, in and of itself, proof that a given person is psychologically and morally unfit to hold public office. Okay. Do you all understand that I’m not rooting for any of these psychopaths? I would make a joke here that the only thing I’m rooting for is casualties, but I think we are too close to actual bloodshed for that to be funny. I see on Drudge right now that there is an anti-Trump traffic blockade in Phoenix....
  • Dear Nick, Trump’s appeal is not all that hard to see

    03/15/2016 8:52:03 AM PDT · by No One Special · 18 replies
    Catallaxy Files ^ | March 15, 2016 | Steve Kates
    Although I have to admit that the incredible obtuseness that seems to invade normally sensible people is beyond me. Nick Cater has an article in The Oz today on Donald Trump’s primary appeal is that he’s not a politician. This is his point: The inconvenient truth for the political class is that in so far as Trump exploits hate, the principal object is not Hispanics, Muslims or homosexuals but them. The anger welling up from below is anger directed at urban sophisticates like themselves. Americans regularly elect presidents who are not part of the political class. Eisenhower was the last,...