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  • Jonah Goldberg's Elephant in the Boudoir--Not "Sex", Perpetuo-Omni-Pseudo-Copulationism

    04/17/2018 2:46:39 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 15 replies
    Your Common Sense | 11/16/28 | Charlesoconnell
    Canadian classical pianist Glenn Gould had a piano partially converted to a harpsichord, piano hammers removed, replaced with posts & quills. The harsh sound was described as "2 Skeletons Copulating on a Corrugated Tin Roof". An apt word cartoon to symbolize the motivation of end-stage Western civilization. Doing It with anything, everything, all the time, is not sex, which makes babies, creates the new world, unites couples and weaves the seamless fabric of the next society after this one winds down its inglorious suicide. Catholic sex tracker Mary Eberstadt considers it a new religion. She doesn't call it, its proper...
  • Man who was raised by wolves in a cave admits he's disappointed with human life

    04/06/2018 1:49:49 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 61 replies
    mirror ^ | 6 APR 2018 | Anna Verdon
    A man raised by wolves says he feels disappointed with human life. Marcos Rodríguez Pantoja struggles with the coldness of the human world and wishes he could go back to living with the animals. Rodríguez was 19 when found in Spain's Sierra Morena mountain range, living among wolves, barefoot and half-naked - only using grunts for communication. The 72-year-old said his last happy memories are of his childhood with the animals. His mother died when he was three and his dad went to live with another woman. They took him to the mountains to replace a goatherd. While he was...
  • Amazon Jungle Once Home to Millions More Than Previously Thought

    03/28/2018 6:20:07 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    nationalgeographic.com ^ | By Erin Blakemore | By Erin Blakemore
    Forget small nomadic tribes and pristine jungle: the southern Amazon was likely covered in a network of large villages and ceremonial centers before Columbus. Geoglyphs in the southern Amazon are evidence of a once-thriving population. Photograph courtesy of University of Exeter ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Before Spanish invaders conquered South America, sparse groups of nomadic people clustered around the Amazon River, leaving the surrounding rain forest pristine and untouched. Or did they? New research suggests a very different story—an Amazonian region peppered with rain forest villages, ceremonial earthworks, and a much larger population than previously thought. The research, funded in part by the...
  • All guilt, no atonement

    03/09/2018 6:18:39 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    World Magazine ^ | 3/17/18 | Janie B Cheaney
    Nations that abandon their Christian heritage wallow in self-loathing Beginning in the spring of 1915, the Ottoman Empire carried out a systematic extermination of Armenian Christians who occupied territory west of present-day Turkey. Over 1.5 million men, women, and children were slaughtered during a two-year period, an event credited with coining the word genocide. To this day, the Turkish government rejects that label and has made it a crime (Article 301 of the penal code) to insult the nation by mentioning it. In 1937 the Japanese Imperial Army captured Nanking, then the capital of the Republic of China. Over a...
  • Shallow Reality in America

    01/21/2018 12:48:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 21, 2018 | Bruce Walker
    If there is a single problem with our lives today, it is the breathtaking shallowness of modern life. We seem infatuated with grade-school gossip and a breathless yearning for "stuff," as if the latest gadgetry or a fatter bank account could make anything real in our lives better. We seem to believe in nothing but this gossip and these gadgets. This infantile fixation stretches across political party and ideology. This is a reflection of godlessness, shattered families, and the wicked drumbeat in education and media of indoctrination instead of learning or amusement. It is astounding how little most people know...
  • Mother of 9 dies of heroin overdose; police lend helping hand this Christmas

    12/15/2017 7:33:51 AM PST · by Morgana · 99 replies
    wltw ^ | Dec. 15, 2017 | wltw staff
    MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — A Middletown mother of nine has died of a heroin overdose, and police want to give her young children a better Christmas. Police were called to a house on Yankee Road on Wednesday and found Jimeta Sanders, 31, unresponsive on the kitchen floor. Authorities said she was shooting heroin with her “supposed ‘friends,’ who then in turn left her to die in front of her nine kids.” Police said the “friends” – described as two males -- then stole her money and left the home, telling the children they were leaving to buy a 2-liter of soda....
  • Only What You Do for Christ Will Last – A Meditation on the Rise and Fall of Civilizations

    11/29/2017 8:17:37 AM PST · by Salvation · 57 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-28-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Only What You Do for Christ Will Last – A Meditation on the Rise and Fall of Civilizations Msgr. Charles Pope • November 28, 2017 • In the readings for Tuesday of the 34th Week of the Year, both Daniel and Jesus speak of the destruction that is upon nations and empires of this world. Daniel spoke to the people of his time and indicated that the Jewish people would suffer from four oppressive kingdoms, which though unnamed we now know as Babylon, Persia, Greece, and Rome. Each of these kingdoms would eventually fall. The only sure kingdom is...
  • 'Exceptional' medieval treasure trove unearthed at abbey in France

    11/18/2017 7:26:20 PM PST · by vannrox · 11 replies
    The Local ^ | 15 November 2017 | Editorial staff
    An "exceptional and rare" medieval treasure trove including more than 2,200 gold and silver coins has been found in France in what has been called a "remarkable" discovery by archaeologists. It's the kind of discovery archaeologists dream of. While investigating an area next to the former Benedictine monastery Cluny Abbey in eastern France, a research group came across a pile of medieval treasure. Photo: Alexis Grattier/University of Lyon II "It's an exceptional and extremely rare treasure," said Anne Flamman from France's National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). "We understood straight away that it was a unique discovery and I...
  • Columbus, the West, and the Myth of the Noble Savage

    10/09/2017 5:44:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 9, 2017 | Jack Kerwick
    Well, it’s Christopher Columbus Day again. And this, of course, means that it is but another occasion for leftists everywhere to repudiate their own civilization. For a few decades now, the 15th century European explorer’s face has been held up as that of Western civilization, i.e. the face of all that is evil in the world. Columbus is the proverbial poster child for the White, Christian, Heterosexual Male, i.e. the contemporary left’s version of Public Enemy Number One. Columbus Day assumes a new significance this year, however, for monuments to Columbus are no longer alone in being targeted for destruction...
  • The Eight Stages of the Rise and Fall of Civilizations

    10/13/2016 8:17:05 AM PDT · by Salvation · 10 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-12-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Eight Stages of the Rise and Fall of Civilizations Msgr. Charles Pope • October 12, 2016 • Cultures and civilizations go through cycles. Over time, many civilizations and cultures have risen and then fallen. We who live in painful times like these do well to recall these truths. Cultures and civilizations come and go; only the Church (though often in need of reform) and true biblical culture remain. An old song says, “Only what you do for Christ will last.” Yes, all else passes; the Church is like an ark in the passing waters of this world and...
  • See No Evil? Then it will take you by surprise.

    07/26/2017 7:57:40 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 11 replies
    City Journal ^ | Summer, 2017 | Myron Magnet
    Incredibly, it wasn’t until I was 19 that I learned that there had been a Holocaust. My hyper-assimilated, New England Jewish family and friends looked only to the present and future. We focused on the polio vaccine that promised to banish the iron lungs that had been our childhood terror. We trusted in the United Nations, whose gleaming buildings my father took me to see when they were brand-new, and from which I came away with hopeful admiration—mixed, however, with a vague sense, which I couldn’t have put into words then, that perhaps an enterprise housed in architecture so grandiosely...
  • PATRICK BUCHANAN: Alone, perhaps, but is President Trump right?

    07/16/2017 10:47:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Sioux City Journal ^ | July 16, 2017 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    At the G-20 in Hamburg, it is said, President Trump was isolated, without support from the other G-20 members, especially on climate change and trade. Perhaps so. But the crucial question is not whether Trump is alone, but whether he is right. Has Trump read the crisis of the West correctly? Are his warnings valid? Is not the Obama-Merkel vision of a New World Order a utopian fantasy? At the monument to the patriots of the Warsaw Uprising, Trump cited Poland as exemplar of how a great people behaves in a true national crisis. Calling the Polish people "the soul...
  • Liberals Can't Deal With A President Who Takes America's Side

    07/10/2017 5:36:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 10, 2017 | Kurt Schlichter
    Let me throw down this marker: The West is superior to the rest of the world in every significant way, we should aggressively back our allies over our enemies, and the guiding principle of our foreign policy should always be America’s interests. No apologies. No equivocation. No doubt.What are your questions?Well, if you're a normal American, you won't have any questions - these truths are self-evident. But if you're a progressive, you're gonna have a little sissy snit fit like so many libs did in the wake of the President’s triumphant Warsaw speech. There’s one thing that always sets...
  • Trump’s Defense of Western Civilization Is Resonating

    07/11/2017 5:39:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 11, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: As you know, for the bulk of this week and much of last week I have been focusing on the assault on American civilization, American culture, Western civilization. And IÂ’ve been bouncing off of what I call a triumphant speech that Trump gave in Poland about this. And weÂ’ve been talking about the sheer hatred and panic that TrumpÂ’s speech was greeted with by people on the left who despise American culture. And I ran into a very, very good piece about American civilization, Western civilization over on Townhall by Kurt Schlichter, and I want to share it with...
  • Trump’s Stunner in Poland: An America and Europe First Speech for the Ages

    07/10/2017 4:32:13 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 10, 2017 | Fr Mark Pilon
    When I read the president’s speech in Warsaw the other day, I was stunned. Who could have “thunk” it? Certainly in my lifetime, I have never read a presidential address that caught me by such surprise. It was the context that grabbed me. Western civilization has a context, and that’s what has been missing from presidential addresses for a long, long time, perhaps with the exception of Ronald Reagan. But this speech seems to grasp the contextual situation much better than Reagan did in terms of the full scope of the struggle for survival going on in our world. A...
  • We’re Losing a Whole Generation of Young Men to Video Games

    07/08/2017 1:07:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 73 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 8, 2017 | Kyle Smith
    One night in the mid-1990s I tried out a computer game called “Civilization.” You started with a screen that was completely black, except for one square of land. As you pushed outward from this base, you’d make discoveries about the land around you and its inhabitants. You’d start to build a society, first primitive stuff like granaries, then advancing to roads and weapons. Trade-offs would arise: Should I build a library or a cannon? As your world advanced, you’d run into other civilizations. It was disconcerting to discover somebody else had a battleship while you were working with catapults. As...
  • Reagan’s 1982 Speech on Facing Down Threats to Western Civilization

    07/07/2017 7:27:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 7, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I want to go back to the Ronald Reagan speech in 1982. We’re bouncing off Trump’s speech in Poland yesterday in which Trump pledged the Poles that the United States would not forsake them. America would be there to help them with their growth, their protection, their energy supplies. Right now most of Europe gets its natural gas and a lot of its oil from Russia, with pipelines that run through a number of different European Union countries. This allows Russia to have much leverage over the European Union. Because if he wants, Putin can simply close the pipeline....
  • Trump frames anti-terrorism fight as a clash of civilizations, defending Western culture

    07/06/2017 4:18:42 PM PDT · by Innovative · 20 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 6, 2017 | David Lauter and Brian Bennett
    President Trump’s speech in Warsaw cast the fight against terrorism as a clash of civilizations, adopting a framework that his two predecessors had determinedly avoided and linking it to his controversial policies on immigration.
  • LIVE STREAM: PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP MAJOR SPEECH IN WARSAW, POLAND 7/6/17 7:00 AM EDT

    07/06/2017 3:54:18 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 82 replies
    This may be the most important speech given by our president to date.
  • In Grand Warsaw Speech, Trump Vows To Lead "Fight For The West"

    07/06/2017 3:38:31 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 26 replies
    axios.com ^ | 7/06/2017
    In Warsaw today (7:15 a.m. ET), President Trump delivers what the White House sees as one of the most important speeches of his presidency. He won't identify himself with the nationalist populist ruling party in Poland, but has something grander in mind. The president will present himself as the leader of the West during an address to thousands of Poles in a public square. Trump's team, led by senior policy adviser Stephen Miller, saw an opportunity to use the story of the Polish resistance as the setting for a new rallying cry to Western civilization. From Trump's text: "The fundamental...