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  • 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,...
  • The Post-Constitutional Election, Pt. 10: What Does Bush, Inc. Bring Besides Money?

    03/10/2016 2:46:45 PM PST · by No One Special · 15 replies
    Diana West's Website ^ | March 10, 2016 | Diana West
    Just when we thought our fellow Americans, voting in droves in the early primaries not for Jeb Bush, had prevailed through the ballot box against the rigged wheels and multi-millions of the permanent insiders of Bush, Inc., we find that Jeb Bush's finance committee has attached itself, leech-like, to "outsider" Ted Cruz. And vice-versa. On March 3, eight former members of the Jeb! team joined the Cruz campaign: Paul Dickerson of Houston, TX Boyden Gray of Washington, DC Charles Foster of Houston, TX Reginald J. Brown of Washington, DC Paula and Jim Henry of Midland, TX Nancy and Randy Best...
  • Milton Friedman and Karl Marx on free trade

    03/10/2016 8:03:42 AM PST · by No One Special · 6 replies
    March 10, 2016 | Milton Friedman and Karl Marx
    First, Friedman from "Free to Choose", Chapter 2, "The Tyranny of Controls" It is often said that bad economic policy reflects disagreement among the experts; that if all economists gave the same advice, economic policy would be good. Economists often do disagree, but that has not been true with respect to international trade. Ever since Adam Smith there has been virtual unanimity among economists, whatever their ideological position on other issues, that international free trade is in the best interest of the trading countries and of the world. Yet tariffs have been the rule. [...] We [the U.S.] should move...
  • Trump Senior Policy Adviser Stephen Miller: The Moment Ted Cruz Threw in with the Globalists

    02/28/2016 12:44:42 PM PST · by No One Special · 34 replies
    Diana West's website ^ | February 28, 2016 | Diana West
    Trump senior policy adviser Stephen Miller, late of Sen. Jeff Sessions' staff, went on with Breitbart News Saturday Stephen K. Bannon, as reported here (including audio). Breitbart emphasized Miller's "epic" case against Marco Rubio, but Miller's opening remarks about Ted Cruz were to me more illuminating, especially in the context of the "post-constitutional" election series I've been writing. In the course of this series, I've examined Ted Cruz's branding as the "consistent conservative," also the constitutional conservative, and found it wanting on several levels. For one thing, Cruz has flip-flopped in the space of the primary cycle on vital immigration...
  • Live radio and no Scalia talk (Stacy on the Right)

    02/13/2016 3:27:16 PM PST · by No One Special · 3 replies
    KFTK Radio | 2/13/2016 | me
    Live radio program "Stacy on the Right" out of Missouri on KFTK came on at 6pm EDT. Nothing mentioned yet about Scalia. Maybe it's not live. Anyone from around there know more? If you put this in your media player, you should hear the show:
  • American Betrayal: A Christmas Story

    12/21/2015 9:45:53 PM PST · by No One Special · 16 replies
    Diana West ^ | December 19, 2015 | Diana West
    American Betrayal: A Christmas story? Not really. However, it is the striking case that most of the main action of the book takes place within a span of years notably bookended (see below) by two Christmases: Christmas, 1919, when Lenin ordered the Chekists, his pre-KGB secret police, to shoot anyone failing to show up for work in observance of St. Nicholas' Day, and Christmas 1991, the day the USSR officially dissolved. The book attempts to unmask some mass of the colossal deception and fakery that have taken shape in between those two Christmas seasons as consensus-history, the nearly completely false...
  • What Is a Conservative? What Defines the GOP?

    12/15/2015 12:35:00 PM PST · by No One Special · 29 replies
    Diana West's Website ^ | December 15, 2015 | Diana West
    Alger Hiss (center), Soviet GRU agent, State Department official, and the first General Secretary of the United Nations ---Over on what we think of as the right side of the political spectrum, critiques of Donald Trump often include laments and/or teeth-gnashings over his "splitting the Republican Party," and/or his "not being a conservative."    Free Beacon editor Matthew Continetti approaches this same and, to him, alarming territory with an eye on whether Trump's candidacy portends a historic shift in the GOP as we have known it in recent decades.He writes: It's possible we are at the beginning of another political recalibration...
  • Point Deer, Make Horse

    12/07/2015 7:18:20 PM PST · by No One Special · 16 replies ^ | December 3, 2015 | John C. Wright
    [...] How long until the Left wake up? The answer is: NEVER. The Left will never wake up to reality for precisely the reason that Leftism is a mental system of excuses and psychological tricks and traps meant to allow the Leftist to escape from reality. That is what all their rigmarole, jabberwocky, lies and evasions, all their complex obfuscations, and penning endless tomes of endless nonsense from Marx to Keynes to Al Gore, all their riots, marches, protests, sit-ins, think-tanks, media moguls, money laundering, awards shows, convulsions, antics, stunts, clamor, libel, slander, and cacophony is for: Reality avoidance. That...
  • China 'clone factory' scientist eyes human replication

    12/02/2015 6:26:05 AM PST · by No One Special · 6 replies ^ | December 1, 2015 | unknown
    Boyalife Group and its partners are building a giant cloning factory in Tianjin, which will aim for an output of one million cloned cows a year by 2020. The Chinese scientist behind the world's biggest cloning factory has technology advanced enough to replicate humans, he told AFP, and is only holding off for fear of the public reaction. Boyalife Group and its partners are building the giant plant in the northern Chinese port of Tianjin, where it is due to go into production within the next seven months and aims for an output of one million cloned cows a year...
  • Crystal Ball Communism: "Toward Soviet America"

    11/30/2015 1:58:14 PM PST · by No One Special · 6 replies
    Toward Soviet America by William Z. Foster, CPUSA chairman, was first published in 1932. Later, copies of the book would be purged and almost eliminated entirely from American bookstores and libraries in what was presumably the CP response to the latest Moscow line; but surely it was also to try to put this spitting Soviet-American cat back in the bag. Interestingly, the book would be reprinted in 1961 with a foreword and commentary by the chairman of the House Committee on Un-American Activities, Rep. Francis E. Walter, who recommended that every American read it as a blueprint of Soviet intentions...
  • No future for Jews in Europe

    11/25/2015 10:36:48 AM PST · by No One Special · 21 replies
    World Jewish Daily ^ | November 25, 2015 | unknown
    The chief rabbi of Belgium had some startling comments for the future of Jews in Europe. Amid a terror crackdown in Brussels, where police arrested at least 16 terrorists, and after an attack in Paris that took the lives of 130 people, Rabbi Avraham Gigi said: "There is a sense of fear in the streets, the Belgians understand that they too are targets of terror. Jews now pray in their homes [as opposed to at synagogues] and some of them are planning on emigrating," Gigi said. "Since Shabbat the city has been paralyzed. The synagogues were closed, something which has...
  • A Catechism of Communism for Catholic High School Students

    11/05/2015 9:00:45 AM PST · by No One Special · 8 replies
    Pamphlet for young Catholics [PDF at Link] ^ | April 1936 | A Passionist Father
    What is Communism? Communism is the name given to an atheistic and revolutionary form of government that the Soviets of Red Russia want to force upon the citizens of every country in the world. The word Communism comes from the Latin word communis which, roughly translated, would mean "in common." The idea being that all the people share, not only in the government, but in the profits of industry and labor. The word Communism, however, as used by the Soviets, has a meaning far different from the original Latin word. There are three main elements in the system advocated by...
  • Trump-Fueled Media Circus Causing an Epic Conservative Crackup

    10/30/2015 9:31:42 PM PDT · by No One Special · 32 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 22, 2015 | John Ziegler
    In this modern-day 24/7 news cycle it is very easy to overreact to events and attribute far too much significance to stories which will seem, in retrospect, like nothing more than random data points. I do not believe that is the case with the sudden withdrawal of Scott Walker from the presidential race. Instead, it is my belief that this event -- and, specifically, why it happened the way that it did -- is a seminal moment in the history of the conservative movement, the media, and even our country. Let me first say that, while Walker was my choice...
  • Herb Meyer on Bill Casey (Reagan's CIA Director)

    10/24/2015 3:46:04 PM PDT · by No One Special · 9 replies
    Youtube Video ^ | 2013 | Herb Meyer
    Fascinating. A spook talks about a spook, Reagan and winning the cold war. You might come away from this feeling more optimistic about where we are right now. I know I did. The occasion is the 100th anniversary of Casey's birth. Mr. Meyer is an excellent speaker and story teller. Youtube video. Duration: 57:56
  • The Angelas Against the West

    10/23/2015 12:23:38 PM PDT · by No One Special · 6 replies ^ | October 22, 2015 | Diana West
    Young Communist Angela Merkel---Robert Strauss sent in the AFP story headlined, "Merkel says migrant influx a fallout from globalisation," adding: "If Mark can sound like Walter, Angela can sound like Angela."He's right. That is, just as Mark Dayton, the governor of Minnesota, and Walter Luebcke, a German regional council president, speak as if from the same talking points when lecturing their constituents (if you don't like the massive waves of Third World immmigration waving over your state/region, leave), there are echoes to be heard in what longtime Communist revolutionary Angela Davis and long ago Communist nomenklatura member Angela Merkel are saying about...
  • You May Not Be Interested In a Clash of Civilizations, But A Clash of Civilizations Is Interested

    09/18/2015 8:33:16 AM PDT · by No One Special · 5 replies
    Streetwise Professor ^ | September 14, 2015 | The Professor
    Cast your eyes around the world, and they are likely to land on a scene of conflict and chaos. In the Middle East, obviously, from pillar (Libya) to post (the Persian Gulf). In the center of Eurasia (Ukraine). In the South China Sea and the DMZ. The world situation has not been this fraught since the 1930s. If you are like me, you crave an explanation. You could do far worse than start with Samuel Huntington’s Clash of Civilizations. Huntington’s article and subsequent book of the same title unleashed a storm of furious criticism when it came out in 1993....
  • Question: What is "PC"?

    08/30/2015 7:30:06 PM PDT · by No One Special · 87 replies
    Diana West Website ^ | August 29, 2015 | Diana West
    Answer: The Marxist mechanism that disconnects facts from conclusions to make war on our minds.Much of the Trump Effect today is due to Donald Trump's rejection of what we all know and instantly recognize as "PC." But what is political correctness? Where does it come from? The origins and seeding of "PC" into American culture are topics of much scrutiny in American Betrayal. Here is one excerpt that I just read for the upcoming audiobook.Under discussion is the process by which what was at one time common knowledge, or a fact-based conclusion  -- for example, that the Communist Party USA...
  • Trump: Giving Voice to the American "Subconscious"

    08/18/2015 3:20:54 PM PDT · by No One Special · 32 replies
    Diana West website ^ | August 18, 2015 | Diana West
    To say the Media-Political Complex has really lost its cool over Donald Trump, also every marble, is barest understatement. From lib's lib Chuck Todd, gasping for oxygen here, to Fox princess & former "W" spokesgal Dana Perino, exasperation disarranging her 'do here, their frustration and even apoplexy are perfect foils to Trump's calm (yes, calm). The Huffington Post has responded oh-so-rationally by relegating coverage of Trump's presidential campaign to its entertainment pages. Can you spell d-e-n-i-a-l? In fact, Huffpo Comix is hoping to ridicule Trump away. Others have more draconian ideas. Con's con George Will (whose wife works for Scott...
  • The Courage Of Kissinger’s Contradictions

    07/11/2015 2:58:25 AM PDT · by No One Special · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 10, 2015 | Angelo Codevilla
    'World Order' reflects badly on Henry Kissinger and on the establishment that celebrates him. Review of "World Order," by Henry Kissinger. Penguin Press, 420 pages, $36. Establishment voices joined together in acclamation. In the Boston Globe, Nicholas Burns (Condoleezza Rice's right-hand man at the State Department, now at Harvard's Kennedy School) praised Henry Kissinger's new tome for its "words of wisdom" about "the international order he rightly believes is a necessary precondition for global stability, prosperity, and peace." In the New Criterion, Conrad Black called it "a brilliantly conceived and executed book even by Henry Kissinger's very high standards." Michiko...
  • The Donald's Scarlet X

    07/06/2015 10:26:37 AM PDT · by No One Special · 4 replies
    The Donald's Scarlet X ^ | July 6, 2015 | Jack Cashill
    In her HBO documentary Fall to Grace, Alexandra Pelosi – yes, Nancy’s daughter – revealed, without intending, how the shifting progressive creed had become conflated with “sin.” The documentary tracks the career of former New Jersey governor Jim McGreevey, the self-dubbed “gay-American” disgraced in a sex and security scandal. In one passing scene, McGreevey enters an Episcopal Church ostensibly more welcoming than the hidebound Catholic Church of his childhood. The message board on the church front reads, “Jesus liberates us from our sin of sexism, homophobia, racism and classism.” Had the message board been bigger, the good pastor might have...
  • How Did We Go From "Independence" to "Interdependence"?

    07/05/2015 9:30:41 AM PDT · by No One Special · 8 replies
    Diana West's Website ^ | July 4, 2015 | Diana West
    If July 4, 1776, is our Independence Day, March 11, 1941, is our Interdependence Day. A revolutionary thing happened on the way to World War II. It was called "Lend Lease." This was the legislation, approved on March 11, 1941, by which the neutral USA began to supply aid to countries at war with Hitler. It was spun by President Roosevelt and Democrats in Congress as a means of keeping America out of World War II, although it was recognized by many Republicans at the time as a war bill. But that's not all. Lend Lease granted extraordinary powers to...
  • Rudyard Kipling and "The Gods of the Copybook Headings"

    07/01/2015 11:10:54 PM PDT · by No One Special · 32 replies ^ | circa 2000 | Martin S. Spiller
    Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was an English poet, short-story writer, and novelist chiefly remembered for his celebration of British imperialism, and also for his tales and poems of British soldiers in India.  He wrote classic poems and stories which include (among many others) "The Jungle book", a children's book of short stories which contains the famous story "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi", the poems "Gunga Din" and "Mandalay". He also wrote the novels "The Man Who Would Be King" and "Captains Courageous", as well as his two most famous poems, "The Gods of the Copybook Headings" and "IF__".  He was born in India, and...
  • Business and professions will suffer if same-sex marriage arrives

    06/28/2015 2:26:44 AM PDT · by No One Special · 34 replies
    MercatorNet ^ | June 24, 2015 | J. Mark Brewer
    I was a law student when I first learned of the consequences of not being politically correct concerning homosexuality. A former Miss America’s contract as the citrus growers’ brand-ambassador was allowed to lapse because she had successfully campaigned for the repeal of a pro-homosexual ordinance in Miami-Dade County. She was quoted as saying, “What these people really want, hidden behind obscure legal phrases, is the legal right to propose to our children that theirs is an acceptable, alternate way of life.” She was publicly humiliated -- "pied" on national television -- and her name -- Anita Bryant -- became synonymous...
  • Through Orwell's Eyes

    06/23/2015 2:54:46 PM PDT · by No One Special · 13 replies
    Diana West's Website ^ | June 22, 2015 | Diana West
    It is not too many centurions, particularly 100-year-old-plus writers, whose vision of the world is as relevant today as it was when first shared with the public over half a century ago. It is this vision of Orwell, the X-ray view through the cant, platitudes and lies to that ugliest of human drives, the lust for powers absolute, that still distinguishes the British writer, born 112 years ago this week on June 25, 1903. He was only 46 when he died on January 21, 1950. It is his frightening acuity that keeps him not only in the pantheon but even...
  • The Agency

    06/07/2015 3:07:19 PM PDT · by No One Special · 5 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 2, 2015 | Adrian Chen
    Around 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 11 last year, Duval Arthur, director of the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness for St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, got a call from a resident who had just received a disturbing text message. “Toxic fume hazard warning in this area until 1:30 PM,” the message read. “Take Shelter. Check Local Media and” St. Mary Parish is home to many processing plants for chemicals and natural gas, and keeping track of dangerous accidents at those plants is Arthur’s job. But he hadn’t heard of any chemical release that morning. In fact, he hadn’t even...
  • Of Trolls and Truth [Re Diana West and her book, American Betrayal]

    06/07/2015 2:51:38 PM PDT · by No One Special · 5 replies
    Diana West's Website ^ | June 7, 2015 | Diana West
    The New York Times Magazine has published an in-depth report by Adrian Chen on Russian disinformatzyia in the Internet Age. The piece opens a window on the extremely dark and widespread use of well-paid Internet "trolls" who use social media and online outlets (and even non-virtual art exhibits) to wreak havoc not only on public opinion, but on reality itself, both inside and outside Russia, very much including here in the USA. One troll-goal in Russia, according to a Russian anti-corruption activist, is to drive bona fide political debate away from "trolled" Internet forums. “The point is to spoil [the...
  • West: National Review Must Retract 'FDR, Truman, and Ike: Not Communists, Just Naïfs' by Ron Capshaw

    06/06/2015 3:39:08 AM PDT · by No One Special · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 5, 2015 | Diana West
    Last month, Diana West submitted an article to National Review, after it published an attack on her book, American Betrayal. The magazine refused to run her response to the piece, which is reprinted below:Dear National Review Editors,The submission below is self-explanatory; however, I wish to make a request for publication.I appreciate the space you have given me in the past to respond to NRO's many attacks on my book.My first response, however, was posted at The Corner blog so it disappeared from sight quickly. My second response was posted as "Letter to the Editor," and thus had little chance of drawing readers...
  • May 2015 is the 70th Anniversary of ... Operation Keelhaul

    05/05/2015 11:05:24 PM PDT · by No One Special · 29 replies
    Diana West's website ^ | May 5, 2015 | Diana West
    For 70 years now, anniversaries of the end of the Second World War in Europe -- the "Good War" -- have neglected to reckon with another milestone: the approximate anniversary of Operation Keelhaul, the Allied operation that forcibly repatriated literally millions of people, Soviet-claimed anti-Communists in the Western war zones at war's end, to Stalin's Gulag or the firing squad. You've never heard of such a thing? You are not alone. From American Betrayal, pp. 232-236: ********** In contemporary terms, “repatriation” was a policy of reverse “ethnic cleansing” that scrubbed Western Europe of displaced or captured Russians and other nationals...
  • Circling the Drain in Baltimore

    05/04/2015 8:04:01 PM PDT · by No One Special · 16 replies
    JR Nyquist's website ^ | May 3, 2015 | JR Nyquist
    Circling the Drain in Baltimore Commentary for 3 May 2015 The NSA has made a coloring book for kids. Why not? Our intelligence community has been catering to adult children for the last fifty years. Political correctness at the NSA, as with the CIA, long ago reached a level incompatible with national security. The NSA even has an Earth Day mascot/cartoon character. As a provocation, political correctness is a scheme for neutralizing and discrediting America’s most important institutions. Long ago James Burnham explained that latter-day liberalism is the ideology of Western suicide. And who, in the end, will fight for...
  • "What a horrible mother:" How a call from a "good samaritan" derailed these mothers’ lives

    04/20/2015 9:14:41 AM PDT · by No One Special · 104 replies
    Salon ^ | April 19, 2015 | Kim Brooks
    In the moments before the police and county prosecutors and child protective services took over her life, Monique was thinking about dinner. Specifically, she wanted a baked chicken. She had just left a birthday party and was driving home with her two daughters. By the time she pulled into the parking lot of a grocery store near their house, her younger daughter, then 4 years old, was taking a much needed nap. Monique hesitated. She didn’t want to wake her daughter to bring her into the store, where she was liable to be as cranky and difficult as anyone else...
  • Supreme Court Weighs Bizarre Private Property Seizure

    04/20/2015 8:22:33 AM PDT · by No One Special · 13 replies
    newsmax ^ | April 19, 2015 | George Will
    In oral arguments Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear the government defend its kleptocratic behavior while administering an indefensible law. The Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 is among the measures by which New Dealers tried and failed to regulate and mandate America back to prosperity. Seventy-eight years later, it is the government's reason for stealing Marvin and Laura Horne's raisins. New Dealers had bushels of theories, including this: In a depression, prices fall, so a recovery will occur when government compels prices to stabilize above where a free market would put them. So FDR's "brains trust" produced "price stabilization"...
  • The Statue of Lars Vilks

    04/12/2015 6:25:31 PM PDT · by No One Special · 4 replies
    DianaWest .net ^ | April 10, 2015 | Diana West
    I titled this post "The Statue of Lars Vilks" although no such statue exists -- not in Lars Vilks' native Sweden or anywhere else. I wanted to see what the words looked like; if, in black and white, they provide the formula for a society conceived in liberty and dedicated to preserving it. Such a society might well commission a statue to honor this "mild-mannered, friendly and polite professor of art history," as Fjordman describes the 68-year-old cartoonist who so believes in freedom of speech that he never stops exercising it -- no matter how many threats, assaults, and attacks...
  • "Censure," "Decency," "McCarthyism" -- and Truth

    04/06/2015 12:03:16 PM PDT · by No One Special · 7 replies ^ | April 4, 2015 | Diana West
    Toward the end of Blacklisted by History, the late M. Stanton Evans' magnus opus on the "blacklisting by history" of Sen. Joseph McCarthy, Evans takes pains to convey the "scalding invective," "the sharp exchanges with other members of the Senate" that "McCarthy's "endless verbal battles" entailed. He writes: To gauge the ferocity of debate, we need only note that there were occasions on which members of the Senate were accused, in effect, of being agents of the Kremlin. Nor was it necessarily conceded that, in serving the nefarious ends of Moscow, the lawmaker thus assailed was mistakenly acting out of...
  • Crises and "Root Crises"

    03/20/2015 12:05:03 AM PDT · by No One Special ^ | March 19, 2015 | Diana West
    There are crises, and there are what I am going to call "root crises." Crises are what we read about in the headlines: Obama's latest post-Constitutional/dictatorial act; the most recent episode in population replacement; the next terrifying Supreme Court decision; the predictable disaster of Iranian nuclear negotiations, or continued American military presence in Afghanistan; the looming threat of the United Nations empowered by an "internationalist" US president. "Root crises," however, don't make headlines, are never addressed, and are rarely articulated, especially by elected officials and others with lawful authority or even media platforms. For this reason, the crises that grow...