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  • ISLAM WINS: THE LOST COURAGE OF AMERICA

    09/29/2016 4:41:40 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 29 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/29/16 | Jeffrey A. Friedbergy
    It will never stop until somebody, or some Thing, stops it AdinaKutnicki.com, September 29, 2016: “FROM one end of the west to another, a concerted two-prong thrust is operational: on the one hand, an Islamic onslaught is playing out through continuous Islamic jihad, in tandem with cultural/civilizational jihad; a two-step death dance on the west’s graveyard. On the other, revolutionary and cultural Marxists are busting through the underpinnings of western civilization, aiming towards its collapse. No ifs, ands, or buts.” So, is this true? Is America under attack by a subtle form of relaxed-seeming Jihad which Americans cannot comprehend? And...
  • The Catholic Church Built Western Civilization | Duke Pesta and Stefan Molyneux

    09/06/2016 11:16:34 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 572 replies
    YouTube ^ | 160906 | Stefan Molyneux / Duke Pesta
    What was the role of the Catholic Church in building Western Civilization? While the typical mainstream narrative depicts the church as hostile to science and philosophy, it appears that once again the truth about history has been stolen from us. Dr. Duke Pesta joins Stefan Molyneux to discuss the unspoken truth about the impact of the Catholic church on scientific inquiry, philosophy and Western Civilization overall.
  • NB: Civilizations Can Change, Quickly: In Pictures (my title)

    08/15/2016 7:03:06 PM PDT · by AC Beach Patrol · 20 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | JULY 3, 2012 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    Women in Kabul in the 1950's and 60's Women at a record store: Women at Kabul University: Nurses in a hospital maturity ward: A half-century later:
  • The Fast-Approaching Clash of Civilizations

    08/01/2016 10:00:06 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 11 replies
    The Tribune Papers ^ | May 18, 2016 | Mike Scruggs
    Part 5 on the Doctrinal Foundations of Islam In 1993, Harvard Professor of Political Science Samuel P. Huntington published an article in Foreign Affairs, based on his 1992 lecture at the American Enterprise Institute, entitled “A Clash of Civilizations.” In 1996, he published his expanded thesis in a bestselling book, The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order. Unfortunately, the political classes in the United States and Europe paid little attention to his work and thesis. The need for cheap oil, the lust for cheap-labor profits, and the emerging dominance of multiculturalist philosophies and rabid forms of diversity-engineering...
  • The Modern Police Force Was Not Designed to Solve Problems of Civilizational Collapse

    07/25/2016 9:11:51 AM PDT · by pinochet · 19 replies
    The Modern Police Force was established in 1829 by Sir Robert Peel, the British Home Secretary, who later became Prime Minister. The Modern Police Force was established to solve minor crimes among a highly civilized, self-governing, and self-policing people. When policing was established, police officers did not carry guns, but carried a wooden baton and a whistle. In those days, it was the civilians who had guns, because the British people lived in a libertarian society that had very few restrictions on gun ownership. Police officers in Britain are called Bobbies, in memory of Sir Robert Peel. An ethical police...
  • CIVILIZATION VI Official Announcement Trailer - OFLC EN

    05/11/2016 1:51:29 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 11, 2016 | Sid Meier's Civilization
    Watch the announcement trailer for the next entry in the award-winning Civilization series coming to PC on October 21, 2016. SUBSCRIBE for First Looks and tips from the developers of Civilization VI - http://2kgam.es/CivilizationYT Civilization VI offers new ways to interact with your world, expand your empire across the map, advance your culture, and compete against history’s greatest leaders to build a civilization that will stand the test of time. Originally created by legendary game designer Sid Meier, Civilization is a turn-based strategy game in which you attempt to build an empire to stand the test of time. Become Ruler...
  • Why Women DESTROY NATIONS*/CIVILIZATIONS - and other UNCOMFORTABLE TRUTHS

    04/26/2016 10:34:29 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 128 replies
    YouTube ^ | Feb 17, 2016 | Black Pigeon Speaks
    * UNINTENTIONALLY and/or INADVERTENTLY Please watch the entire video, you may miss the gist if you don't. ***The title is controversial only if you don't watch the whole of the video. ----------------------------------------­----------------------------------------­----- For a full list of sources used in this video, please see our Google + page: https://plus.google.com/+BlackPigeonS...
  • Sanders Says Unemployment a ‘Viable Weapon in War against Global Warming’ [semi-satire]

    04/16/2016 11:58:16 AM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 17 Apr 2016 | John Semmens
    In Thursday’s debate, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (S-Vt) wowed the Party faithful by promising that “economic dislocation and job losses will necessarily be part of our strategy to combat global climate change. The demise of any business or any individual, for that matter, must be a price we’re willing to pay to save the planet.” “Our addiction to prosperity must end,” Sanders demanded. “Most of humanity around the globe lives without the conveniences to which Americans have become accustomed. How can we justify luxuries like air conditioning, cable television, and private automobiles when the cost of these items...
  • A Slow Motion Train Wreck-Watching the end of Western civilization unfold

    04/13/2016 4:28:46 AM PDT · by SJackson · 27 replies
    Frontnpagemagazine ^ | April 13, 2016 | Phyllis Chesler
    Reprinted from IsraelNationalNews.com. The four horsemen ride again; no, the bloody beast is back, slouching its' way towards Bethlehem; no, it is an ancient genie unbound and its’ foul breath smells of more and more blood and human anguish as it grows ever-closer. Yesterday, I screened a superb film about terrorism and anti-Semitism: "Watching the Moon at Night." It is written and directed by two Swedes: Joanna Helander and Bo Persson. We see, on camera, the late, great Robert Wistrich and Andre Glucksman—and Walter Laqueur, Anthony Julius, Vladimir Bukovsky, Zuhdi Jasser, Ramin Jahanbegloo, Hannah Rosenthal—and Dan Alon, one of the...
  • Enough With The Teddy Bears And Tears: It's Time To Take Our Civilization Back

    03/24/2016 4:20:11 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 45 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 24, 2016 | Raheen Kassam
    Teddy bears, tears, candles, cartoons, murals, mosaics, flowers, flags, projections, hashtags, balloons, wreaths, lights, vigils, scarves, and more. These are the best solutions the Western world seems to come up with every few months when we are slammed by another Islamist terrorist attack. We are our own sickness.
  • Civilization without Religion?

    02/23/2016 6:37:51 AM PST · by don-o · 19 replies
    The Imaginative Conservative ^ | Sep 24, 2012 | Russell Kirk
    snip To understand these words "civilization" and "culture," the best book to read is T. S. Eliot's slim volume Notes Towards a Definition of Culture (1948). Once upon a time I commended that book to President Richard Nixon, in a private discussion of modern disorders, as the one book which he ought to read for guidance in his high office. Man is the only creature possessing culture, as distinguished from instinct; and if culture is effaced, so is the distinction between man and the brutes that perish. "Art is man's nature," in Edmund Burke's phrase; and if the human arts,...
  • It's Still the Demography, Stupid... Mark Steyn

    01/19/2016 12:46:21 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 29 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 19 Jan 2016 | Mark Steyn
    Ten years ago this month - January 2006 - The Wall Street Journal and The New Criterion published my first draft of what would become the thesis of my bestselling book, America Alone. The Journal headline sums it up: "It's the Demography, Stupid." Opening paragraph:Most people reading this have strong stomachs, so let me lay it out as baldly as I can: Much of what we loosely call the Western world will not survive this century, and much of it will effectively disappear within our lifetimes, including many if not most Western European countries. There'll probably still be a geographical...
  • The Meaning of Paris

    11/25/2015 10:55:41 AM PST · by crusher · 11 replies
    personal correspondence | 11/22/2015 | crusher
    I was recently asked my opinion about the current state of affairs, and thought some of you might be interested. Or not. ===================================================== Hi Cousin You asked my thoughts about Paris, so here they are. What we are seeing is not a clash of civilizations, but rather a clash between civilization and barbarism. Paris is but the latest consequence of The West 1) failing to recognize/address barbarism, and 2) losing faith in civilization itself. In short, Paris is the well-deserved consequence of The West's aggregate contempt for its own Christian heritage. G.K. Chesterton once said that when a people no...
  • The Paris attacks are 'exactly how civilizations fall,' just like the collapse of the Roman Empire

    11/17/2015 8:34:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/17/2015 | Paul Colgan, Business Insider Australia
    Edward Gibbon's "The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire" is one of the great works of written history. It comes in six volumes and was published over 12 years starting in 1776. It covers how the Roman Empire fell from its glory over centuries, eventually crumbling to nothing. Over the weekend prominent historian Niall Ferguson, the presenter of the TV series "Civilization," has drawn an analogy between the bloodshed in Paris last Friday and what was the beginning of the end for the Roman Empire. Ferguson declares he is here "to tell you that this is exactly how civilizations...
  • What Made Modern World So Rich?

    11/09/2015 5:17:37 AM PST · by expat_panama · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | November 7, 2015 | Deirdre Nansen McCloskey
    Our riches did not come from piling brick on brick, or bachelor's degree on bachelor's degree, or bank balance on bank balance, but from piling idea on idea. **** In other words, what mattered were two levels of ideas: the ideas for the betterments themselves (the electric motor, the airplane, the stock market), dreamed up in the heads of the new entrepreneurs drawn from the ranks of ordinary people; and the ideas in the society at large about such people and their betterment in a word, liberalism, in all but the modern American sense. The market-tested betterment, the Great Enrichment,...
  • Fiorina: Not time for campaign ads yet

    10/24/2015 11:50:17 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/24/15 | Elliot Smilowitz
    Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina says her campaign is in it for the long haul, and as such it’s not yet the right moment to begin a campaign ad blitz. “There will come a time for ads, but honestly, other candidates have already spent millions on ads and it’s done nothing for them. So I think the time is not yet,” she said Friday in South Carolina, according to the New York Times. Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, says her focus right now is on earned media, particularly in debates. “Every time I get out on that debate stage,...
  • SETI Institute undertakes search for alien signal from Kepler Star KIC 8462852

    10/24/2015 5:31:16 AM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 16 replies
    PHYS.ORG ^ | October 22, 2015 | Bob King
    "We either caught something shortly after an event like two planets crashing together or alien intelligence," said Dr. Gerald Harp, senior scientist at the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California, referring to the baffling light variations seen in the Kepler star KIC 8462852. And he and a team from the Institute are working hard at this moment to determine which of the two it is. Beginning last Friday (Oct. 16), the Institute's Allen Telescope Array (ATA) was taken off its normal survey schedule and instead focused on KIC 8462852, one of the 150,000-plus stars studied by NASA's Kepler Mission to...
  • Carly Fiorina’s Texas roots run deep (She left Texas at age 2...)

    10/12/2015 5:47:37 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    El Paso Inc ^ | 10/12/15 | Jonathan Tilove
    Rick Perry may be out of the race for president, but the Republican field is still brimming with Texans. One of them is Carly Fiorina, who has surged into the top tier of candidates, behind only Donald Trump and Ben Carson in recent polls. Born Cara Carleton Sneed in Austin in September 1954 to Joseph Tyree Sneed III, a law professor at the University of Texas at Austin, and his wife, Madelon, her Texas residency was fleeting. She departed at age 2
  • Idea War Are Fought by People Who Think, Have an Idea, Understand the Enemy's Ideas, Stay the Course

    10/11/2015 7:33:48 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 6 replies
    Claremont Review of Books ^ | Summer 2007 | Robert R. Reilly
    Winning the War of Ideas American public diplomacy is in disarray. We are not winning--indeed, we are hardly waging--the war of ideas, and it is vitally important that we do, because in our war against the radical Islamists the final victory will take place not on the battlefield but in the minds of men. The purpose of U.S. public diplomacy is to reach key audiences in foreign countries, outside of the bilateral channels of traditional diplomatic relations, with ideas that are powerful enough to form their disposition toward us and our political purposes in the world. In essence, public diplomacy...
  • Remarkable Discovery Could Push Back Human Agriculture by 11,000 Years

    09/15/2015 12:38:16 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 19 replies
    io9 ^ | 7/24/15 12:40pm | George Dvorsky
    Archaeologists in Israel have uncovered evidence of early cereal cultivation at a 23,000-year-old site in Galilee, effectively doubling the timespan humans are believed to have practiced farming.
  • Victor Davis Hanson: How Civilizations Collapse — Is U.S. Next?

    05/07/2015 10:58:10 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 45 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 5/6/15 | VICTOR DAVIS HANSON
    Why did Rome and Byzantium fall apart after centuries of success? What causes civilizations to collapse, from a dysfunctional 4th-century-B.C. Athens to contemporary bankrupt Greece? The answer is usually not enemies at the gates, but the pathologies inside them.
  • 1177 BCE, the year a perfect storm destroyed civilization

    05/03/2015 3:35:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 142 replies
    Haaretz ^ | April 13, 2015 | Julia Fridman
    Sometime after 1200 BCE, civilization collapsed, and a dark age prevailed. The Late Bronze Age collapse of societies throughout the Levant, the Near East and the Mediterranean some 3,200 years ago has been a mystery. Powerful, advanced civilizations disappeared, seemingly overnight. Now an archaeologist believes he has figured out what lay behind the cataclysm. The trigger seems to have been the invasion of ancient Egypt in 1177 BCE by marauding peoples known simply as the “Sea Peoples,” as recorded in the Medinet Habu wall relief at Ramses III' tomb. The relief depicts a sea battle (and also carts full of...
  • Does Anyone Remember When California Set Civilized Standards For the Rest of America?

    05/01/2015 10:23:11 AM PDT · by pinochet · 49 replies
    There was a time when Californians were the most envied people in America and around the world. California was taken away from Mexico in 1848, and the new Anglo-Saxon owners of California aggressively promoted an Anglo-Saxon civilizational identity for the state. From 1848 to 1948, there was an economic expansion that was unmatched in American history. From 1948-1988, California had become the most successful Anglo-Saxon Civilization in history. This was California's Golden Age. Wages and standards of living were higher than the rest of America. Mexican-Americans who were descended from the Mexicans who lived in California in 1848, were highly...
  • Classical Music Will Disappear

    03/18/2015 11:10:35 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 101 replies
    Arts Journal ^ | 4/3/06 | Greg Sandow
    Will classical music disappear?
  • Governor Jindal trolls Barack Obama: ‘the Medieval Christian threat is under control’ (Ouch!)

    02/06/2015 5:26:58 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 49 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 2/6/15 | Streiff
    We’ve had a lot of fun at Obama’s expense following his juvenile and historically illiterate speech at the National Prayer Breakfast. We’ll let this bit of trolling by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal serve as our last word on the subject.
  • The Decline and Fall of Modern Civilization: 8 Simple Steps to Squandering It All

    01/23/2015 5:24:34 PM PST · by SJackson · 44 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | January 22, 2015 | Brandon Marlon
    The Destruction of Jerusalem (70 C.E.) Neither are great civilizations built in a day, nor do they collapse all of a sudden. Deterioration is gradual, therefore noticeable. In the Land of Israel, the First Temple was destroyed due to idolatry. The Second Temple was destroyed due to baseless hatred. In the 21st century, the subtler combination of irrationality with pusillanimity constitutes the fatal concoction. Our relationship to the obvious serves as an index through which the symptoms of decline are noted. Let all concerned for the commonwealth take caution, for here is how we sophisticated moderns lose civilization: 1.Cognitive Dissonance...
  • King Abdullah II to Armenian President: Christians Helped to Build the Arab Civilization

    10/31/2014 7:20:05 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    Agenzia Fides ^ | 10/24/14
    Amman (Agenzia Fides) - Christians gave their own contribution to the building of Arab civilization. This is also why the forced displacement of the indigenous Christian communities in the Middle East is a serious problem, which must be curbed in any way possible. This is what King Abdullah II of Jordan said in his talks with the President of Armenia, Serzh Sargsyan, who on Wednesday 29 October, at the head of a large and distinguished delegation, began his official visit in the Kingdom of Jordan, the first regarding an Armenian Head of State. As Jordanian media reports consulted by Agenzia...
  • Did the Ancestors of the Jews Create the World's First Civilization?

    10/07/2014 9:06:12 AM PDT · by ComtedeMaistre · 51 replies
    Last month, I read a truly fascinating book, written by John Entine, titled: "Abraham's Children: Race, Identity, and the DNA of the Chosen People". Entine is a genetics expert, and a fellow of the American Enterprise Institute. http://www.amazon.com/Abrahams-Children-Identity-Chosen-People/dp/0446580635 It mentions that Jews have genetic markers, that can be detected by DNA tests. Of course, genetic markers also exist for Irishmen, Chinese people, Indians, etc. The Mizrahi Jews from the Middle East and the Ashkenazi Jews from Europe, have very similar genes. Genetics research and Archaeology are proving that many of the accounts in the Old Testament are true. Jews have...
  • Day of the Siege, the movie - Islam at the Gates of Vienna, 9/11/1683

    In the summer of 1683, 300,000 warriors of the Ottoman Empire began the siege of Vienna. The fall of the city would have opened the way to conquer Europe. On September 11. was the main battle between the Polish cavalry and the Turks.
  • Archbishop of Mosul: "I have lost my Diocese to Islam - You in the West...

    08/17/2014 12:19:31 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 87 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 8/17/14 | New Catholic
    Our sufferings today are the prelude of those you, Europeans and Western Christians, will also suffer in the near future. I lost my diocese. The physical setting of my apostolate has been occupied by Islamic radicals who want us converted or dead. But my community is still alive. Please, try to understand us. Your liberal and democratic principles are worth nothing here. You must consider again our reality in the Middle East, because you are welcoming in your countries an ever growing number of Muslims. Also you are in danger. You must take strong and courageous decisions, even at the...
  • Tribe Emerges From Brazilian Jungle Possibly for First Time

    08/01/2014 1:23:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/31/2014 | Peru
    A remarkable video shows a group of indigenous people seen for the first time by the outside world as they emerged from a Brazilian jungle while fleeing illegal loggers and drug traffickers, according a Brazilian group that tracks such jungle tribes. The group of men are believed to be natives of Peru but they were filmed in northern Brazil on the banks of the Envira River which runs near the Peruvian border. The encounter took place within the last two weeks, but the video was released today by the Brazilian indigenous authority FUNAI. The tribal men are naked except for...
  • When the World Ends, You’ll Need The Knowledge (Book Review)

    04/23/2014 3:47:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Geek Dad blog ^ | April 17, 2014 | James Floyd Kelly
    Author Lewis Dartnell poses an interesting question in his new book, The Knowledge: How To Rebuild Our World From Scratch: If our technological society collapsed tomorrow, perhaps from a viral pandemic or catastrophic asteroid impact, what book would you want to press into the hands of the survivors?Just over a decade ago, I was living in Texas and taking occasional trips out to the hill country for camping, hiking, and climbing. There’s a whole-lot-of-nothing out there, if you’ve never been. It’s beautiful, but you can go days without seeing another human being if you’re in the right spot. Bringing...
  • Patriarch Kirill: Violation of God's Laws is Destroying Human Civilization (Re: Same-Sex Marriage)

    02/10/2014 1:17:47 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 16 replies
    Zenit.org ^ | February 10, 2014 | Xenit
    Violating God's laws by legislating in favor of same-sex ‘marriage’ is a threat to human civilization, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has said. Speaking after a liturgy on Sunday at the Kremlin's Cathedral of the Assumption in commemoration of the Russian Orthodox Church's New Martyrs and confessors, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church said it’s possible to argue that such laws are needed “to avoid discrimination against anyone in anything.” “But the next moment one realizes that it is not civil, political, economic, or cultural discrimination that is meant here, but something that has never been...
  • The Last Generation of The West and the Thin Strand of Civilization. ... VDH

    01/20/2014 1:16:57 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 18 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 19 Jan 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Had the Greeks lost at Salamis, Western civilization might easily have been strangled in its adolescence. Had Hitler not invaded the Soviet Union, the European democracies would have probably remained overwhelmed. And had the Japanese just sidestepped the Philippines and Pearl Harbor, as they gobbled up the orphaned Pacific colonies of a defunct Western Europe, the Pacific World as we know it now might be a far different, far darker place. I am not engaging in pop counterfactual history, as much as reminding us of how thin the thread of civilization sometimes hangs, both in its beginning and full maturity....
  • Is Putin One of Us?

    12/17/2013 9:58:01 AM PST · by Neoliberalnot · 106 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | DEc 17, 2013 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    With America clearly in mind, Putin declared, "In many countries today, moral and ethical norms are being reconsidered." "They're now requiring not only the proper acknowledgment of freedom of conscience, political views and private life, but also the mandatory acknowledgment of the equality of good and evil." Translation: While privacy and freedom of thought, religion and speech are cherished rights, to equate traditional marriage and same-sex marriage is to equate good with evil.
  • CHRIST, CHRISTMAS & OUR CIVILIZATION

    12/09/2013 11:11:34 AM PST · by crazylibertarian · 25 replies
    Another Christmas season is upon us and once more the forces of secularism and political correctness are out in full force. Schools, government offices and even businesses across the country have been intimidated into submission by organizations like ACLU and Freedom From Religion. They are fearful of even mentioning anything remotely connected with Jesus Christ and Christmas. They overlook some very important facts. Jesus was far more than a religious figure. He is the central figure of Western Civilization. Impact is an overused word, but no one in our history has had a greater impact. A full understanding of his...
  • A (Visual) Tale of 25 Cities (And Half The World's GDP)

    11/24/2013 7:44:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/23/2013 | Tyler Durden
    With more people in the world living in cities than ever before, cities’ share of global GDP is rising: 25 cities account for approximately 50% of the world’s GDP. But not all cities can be winners, and not all are destined for greatness. The following smorgasbord of charts highlight how successful cities have typically had natural advantages such as location, time zone and resources; but more importantly, to remain successful they need education, a skilled workforce, strong property rights, a broad base of industries and in some cases, policies aimed at attracting capital and talent. Conversely, As Goldman notes,...
  • Nigel Farage: We must defend Christian heritage

    11/01/2013 9:42:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10:00PM GMT 01 Nov 2013 | Cristina Odone
    An Audience With … Nigel Farage features a stage with only a table, a chair, and a bottle of wine as props. Farage thinks it will give him a chance to “explain who I am” and, crucially, to “reach a new audience”. … “We need a much more muscular defense of our Judeo-Christian heritage. Yes, we’re open to different cultures, but we have to defend our values. That’s the message I want to hear from the Archbishop of Canterbury and from our politicians. Anything less is appeasement of the worst kind.” Yet he speaks not as a defender of the...
  • What is Uniquely Good about Western Civilisation Derives from Christianity

    11/01/2013 6:59:03 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 11 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 2 November 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    Transcript of a video you can watch by clicking on the "Enza Ferreri Blog" link aboveMy name is Enza Ferreri. I'm a blogger, journalist and the Press Officer of the Liberty GB party. This video is for everybody, but it's mostly for the people in the counter-jihad movement, and among them, the atheists and agnostics. We know much more – and I include myself – about Islam than we know about Christianity. Now, I've been an atheist almost all my life. I've become an agnostic less than a year ago, when I realised that the reason why many people, many...
  • Jordan MP fires Kalashnikov at rival in parliament

    09/10/2013 12:41:49 PM PDT · by null and void · 13 replies
    AFP ^ | 10 September 2013 - 18H54
    The first session of the new parliament in Amman, December 2, 2007. A Jordanian MP was arrested after firing a Kalashnikov assault rifle in parliament at a colleague on Tuesday, without causing injuries, judicial and parliamentary sources said.AFP - A Jordanian MP was arrested after firing a Kalashnikov assault rifle in parliament at a colleague on Tuesday, without causing injuries, judicial and parliamentary sources said. "The prosecutor general of Amman on Tuesday ordered the detention for 15 days of Talal al-Sharif after he opened fire on MP Qusay al-Damissi in the Chamber of Deputies building," said the judicial source. "He...
  • Civilization by the Numbers (The OECD's "Better Life Index")

    06/18/2013 5:28:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/18/2013 | Kim Zigfeld
    The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has published the results of a study which evaluates 34 major countries around the world against a set of eleven criteria to produce what OECD calls its Better Life Index (it's a Eurocentric list; two glaring omissions are China and India; only two of the 34 countries are from Asia). The BLI basically indicates the best places to live on the planet. The USA does remarkably well in the study, and if there's a biggest loser amid the BLI results that nation is Russia. The way OECD presents (or "visualizes") its data is...
  • Riverdance 1995 - The Countess Cathleen HD

    This video from "Riverdance" is a powerful image of the female and of the West, how many of us would hack our way through half of Europe to protect? possess? what?
  • The Rising Price of Civilization

    04/16/2013 3:01:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/16/2013 | Jon. N. Hall
    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes famously opined: "Taxes are the price we pay for civilization." Right, but that price is rapidly rising. Might we be paying for more "civilization" than we can afford? When I filed my 2013 Personal Property Declaration with Jackson County, Missouri, I noticed that most of what the county assesses concerns transportation -- automobiles, boats, motorcycles, RVs, airplanes, and the like. My declaration was for "all the tangible personal property made taxable by the laws of the state of Missouri, which I owned or which I had under my charge or management on the first...
  • Night Falls on Civilization

    03/24/2013 5:15:22 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 47 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 23 Mar 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Forget the World's Fair, we now have a new way to celebrate human accomplishment. Instead of seeing a vision of the future, we turn off the lights and sit in the dark for an hour. Earth Hour shows how far we have come from celebrating human accomplishment to celebrating the lack of accomplishment as an accomplishment. For all the pretense of activism, environmentalism celebrates inaction. Don't build, don't create and don't do-- are its mandates. Turn off the lights and feel good about how much you aren't doing right now. Environmentalism has degenerated into a conviction that all human activity...
  • Europe's Oldest Prehistoric Town Unearthed in Bulgaria

    11/01/2012 9:42:52 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 13 replies
    www.novinite.com ^ | Nov 01,2012 | Staff
    Archaeologists in Bulgaria say they have uncovered the oldest prehistoric town found to date in Europe. The walled fortified settlement, near the modern town of Provadia, is thought to have been an important centre for salt production. Its discovery in north-east Bulgaria may explain the huge gold hoard found nearby 40 years ago. Archaeologists believe that the town was home to some 350 people and dates back to between 4700 and 4200 BC. That is about 1,500 years before the start of ancient Greek civilisation. The residents boiled water from a local spring and used it to create salt bricks,...
  • A War of Laws

    10/12/2012 6:37:59 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 3 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    Civilization is law. A civilization makes its own laws and enforces them. And it views those who do not abide by those laws as lawless savages. Who the civilized lawkeepers and who the lawless savages is a matter of perspective. From the perspective of our rulers, law is defined by multilateral human rights commitments. From the perspective of their rulers, law is defined by the Koran and allegiance to Islamic law. Both consider their approach just and believe that their mission is to extend and universalize their legal codes. The transnationalists believe that they can integrate Muslims within their codes....
  • The Lives of Ambassadors and Diplomats are Held Sacred in Civilized Nations.

    09/12/2012 9:56:15 AM PDT · by allmendream · 36 replies
    Vanity | 12 Sep 12 | Allmendream
    In civilized nations the lives of ambassadors and diplomats are held sacred. When Xerxes sent ambassadors throughout Greece in 491 BC asking for the ritual tokens of submission, earth and water, many Greek cities agreed to submit. Not so in Athens and Sparta. In Sparta the ambassadors were thrown down a well ("Madness? This is Sparta!" as the movie 300 would have it). The deeply religious Spartans were appalled at what was done in the heat of the moment and sent two Spartan citizen soldiers (Sperthia and Boulis) to Persia to offer up their lives to atone for the sin...
  • Reflections of a Diaspora Jew on Zionism, America and the Fate of the Jews

    09/07/2012 2:43:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | September 7, 2012 | David Horowitz
    Editors’ note: In the following speech accepting the Ben Hecht Award for Outstanding Journalism from the Zionist Organization of America, David Horowitz notes that he wants everything that the Zionists want–a muscular Israel willing and able to defy the growing Jew hatred in the world; a Jewish State “armed to the teeth” and ready to use its military; an Israel augmented by the addition of its historical birthright of Judea and Samaria. Yet the paradox is that until now, Horowitz notes, he has never considered himself a Zionist in the sense that Theodor Herzl and other founders used that term....
  • Economist Richard Duncan: Civilization May Not Survive 'Death Spiral'

    08/22/2012 6:30:24 AM PDT · by jpl · 79 replies
    Money Morning ^ | Wednesday August 22, 2012 | Terry Weiss
    Richard Duncan, formerly of the World Bank and chief economist at Blackhorse Asset Mgmt., says America's $16 trillion federal debt has escalated into a "death spiral, "as he told CNBC. And it could result in a depression so severe that he doesn't "think our civilization could survive it." And Duncan is not alone in warning that the U.S. economy may go into a "death spiral." Since the recession, noted economists including Laurence Kotlikoff, a former member of President Reagan's Council of Economic Advisers, have come to similar conclusions. Kotlikoff estimates the true fiscal gap is $211 trillion when unfunded entitlements...
  • Feiglin: Gays, Kindly Return to Your Closets

    08/02/2012 4:25:14 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 32 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/8/12 | Gil Ronen
    Moshe Feiglin, who heads the Jewish Leadership faction within Likud and challenges Binyamin Netanyahu's leadership of the party, issued a statement on homosexuality on his Facebook page, in a reaction to Thursday's "gay pride" parade in Jerusalem. "Throughout history," Feiglin explained, "from Rome to Europe in our day, the approval and spread of homosexuality presaged the decline of nations and cultures...." "The organizers of a pride parade do not wish to gain rights. They strive to force homosexuality as a culture upon the public sphere." "A minority has no right to take over public assets. Let the marchers kindly go...