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  • KGB ‘Christians’: Putin, Stalin, and the KGB’s History of Manipulating the Orthodox Church

    10/15/2018 3:23:17 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 1 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 2016 | Spyridon Mitsotakis
    Anyone who grew up with the Eastern Orthodox Church (in my case, the Greek Orthodox Church) will get a good laugh at Vladimir Putin pretending to be a Christian during his first Easter as Russian ruler. As recounted by the great journalist Anna Politkovskaya (1958-2006), the bravest of all the many Putin-critics to be systematically assassinated, in her book Putin’s Russia: The three men clumsily and clownishly crossed themselves, Medvedev making his crosses by touching his hands to his forehead and then to his genitals. It was risible. Medvedev followed Putin in shaking the patriarch’s hand as if he were...
  • Murdered Salvadoran Archbishop Óscar Romero canonised

    10/14/2018 4:03:18 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 19 replies
    BBC News ^ | 14th October 2018 | BBC News
    Pope Francis has conferred sainthood on murdered Salvadoran Archbishop Óscar Romero at a ceremony in the Vatican. He praised the cleric - an advocate for peace during El Salvador's civil war - for sacrificing his own safety to be "close to the poor and his people". Óscar Romero was killed by soldiers while giving Mass in 1980. His killers have never been brought to justice. Pope Francis also canonised Pope Paul VI, known for making reforms to the Catholic Church in the 1960s. The bestowing of a sainthood onto Archbishop Romero has long been called for by Catholics in the...
  • Quotes for the Day - PJ O'Rourke Edition

    10/11/2018 6:16:14 AM PDT · by EQAndyBuzz · 5 replies
    BrainyQuote ^ | 10/11/2018 | EQAndyBuzz
    I was thinking of starting a ping list for a weekly Quote thread regarding the government and other topics. Please let me know if this will be useful for this forum and please add your own quotes.
  • UK 'will have to intervene in market to meet climate obligations'

    10/10/2018 8:27:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    The Guardian ^ | October 10, 2018 | by Fiona Harvey
    The UK’s obligations in response to this week’s warnings from the UN over global warming will be controversial and politically fraught, taking the country into “uncharted territory” and testing the political consensus on climate change, the its top climate adviser has warned. The government will have to regulate industry and intervene in the market in ways that will prove controversial in parliament, predicted Chris Stark, chief executive of the Committee on Climate Change (CCCP). He said reducing emissions by the amounts needed would “require answers that the market unfettered will not deliver”. Stark said the independence of the CCCP, which...
  • China Made Her Abort Her 5-Month-Old Unborn Baby

    10/09/2018 3:31:25 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 5 replies
    LifeNews ^ | Oct 9, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    Radio Free Europe recently reported about forced abortions and other human rights abuses inside China’s “political re-education camps.” A woman named Gulzira Mogdin said she was forced to abort her unborn baby five months into her pregnancy while detained in one of the camps last year. “If you already have two children, they make you terminate your pregnancy,” Mogdin told RFE. “It’s tough. They took the child from the womb.” Mogdin is a Chinese citizen but also an ethnic minority, her ancestors being from Kazakhstan. A widow with two young children, she said she remarried a man in Kazakhstan in...
  • Today in military history: Che Guevara executed

    10/09/2018 7:52:48 AM PDT · by fugazi · 39 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | Oct. 9, 2018 | Chris Carter
    Today's post is in honor of Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Aaron J. Taylor, who gave his life for our country on this date in 2009. The 27-year-old explosive ordinance technician from Bovey, Minn. was clearing a bridge near Camp Dwyer, Afghanistan, when he was killed by an improvised explosive device. He had previously served in Iraq and was assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron 372, Marine Wing Support Group 37, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force.1861: 1,000 Confederate soldiers land on Florida's Santa Rosa Island and assault Union-held Fort Pickens. The attackers withdraw after the federal guns inflict...
  • Mike Pompeo Denounces China's 'awful abuses' of detained Muslim Uygurs

    10/09/2018 7:59:35 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 22 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Sep 2018 | Agence France Presse
    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday denounced the “awful abuses” of Muslim Uygurs detained in Chinese reeducation camps. “Hundreds of thousands and possibly millions of Uygurs are held against their will in so-called re-education camps where they’re forced to endure severe political indoctrination and other awful abuses,” Pompeo said in a speech in Washington on the state of religious freedom around the world. He also expressed concern about the fate of Christians in China, who he said had been targeted in a government crackdown. The government, he said, has been “closing churches, burning Bibles and ordering followers to...
  • A Short, Communist History of ‘McCarthyism’

    10/08/2018 7:51:56 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 15 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | October 4, 2018 | Diana West
    American politician Joseph McCarthy, Republican senator from Wisconsin, testifies against the US Army during the Army-McCarthy hearings, Washington, DC, June 9, 1954. (Getty Images) An open letter to Brent Bozell, Tucker Carlson, Sen. John Cornyn, Jerome Corsi, Joseph diGenova, Hugh Hewitt, Sen. Mh itcMcConnell, Bill O’Reilly, President Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr., and all other conservatives who still decry “McCarthyism”: How about reconsidering the origins of “McCarthyism” and understanding them for what they are—the very seeds of our Marxian destruction and collective shambles? To set the scene, imagine that post-World War II period, when Americans were still trying to...
  • Why Your Vote Hasn’t Mattered Since 1913

    10/07/2018 7:29:48 PM PDT · by vannrox · 120 replies
    The daily bell ^ | 6OCT18 | By Joe Jarvis
    “No taxation without representation!”That was a popular phrase during the decades leading up to the Revolutionary War. Colonists thought it was unfair to be taxed and subjected to English rule without consent.Today Washington DC hands down laws and taxes to every one of the 320 million people living in the United States.And just like under English rule, we are not represented in the federal government.Now I know what you’re thinking… we have the right to vote for our leaders.Our votes send Representatives, Senators, and the President to Washington DC. And they represent our interests in government. US Representatives are...
  • Kazakhstan denies asylum to China 're-education camp' whistleblower

    10/05/2018 11:55:38 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 7 replies
    France24 ^ | Oct 5, 2018 | AFP
    Ex-Soviet Kazakhstan has refused asylum to an escaped Chinese national whose court testimony helped expose a secretive network of re-education camps in China's restive Xinjiang region. China launched its "Strike Hard" campaign targeting separatism in Muslim-majority Xinjiang in 2014. The crackdown intensified two years later when hardline official Chen Quanguoc -- infamous for his repressive rule in Tibet -- became the region's new Communist Party chief. Over a million people -- mostly ethnic Uighurs -- are allegedly being held in a secretive network of extra-judicial, political re-education centres. Sayragul Sauytbay, 41, was denied political asylum by a migration committee in...
  • The Destruction Of Presumed Innocence Invites Societal Chaos

    10/02/2018 7:31:12 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 30 replies
    The American left accelerated its attack on every precept of civil society this month by arguing that the presumption of innocence, as the leftists would say, “isn’t really a thing.” The context for this latest assault is that, in its unquenchable zeal for power, the left is willing to dismiss principles that have guided human interaction for centuries just so they may have a chance at preserving a more liberal court. Specifically, their latest claim is that Judge Brett Kavanaugh need not be presumed innocent until proven guilty during his appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee because those hearings are...
  • Millennials Should Break the Cycle of Alternating Political Parties

    10/01/2018 12:01:32 PM PDT · by kathsua · 27 replies
    Janitor's view ^ | 09/30/18 | Reasonmclucus
    For the last century control of the United States has cycled between the 19th Century Democratic and Republican parties. Voters choose between the old ideas of the Democratic Party and the old ideas of the Republican Party. The two parties are mired in the same old partisan conflicts election after election. The Democrats in particular seem more interested in playing partisan political games than in dealing seriously with the nation's problems. Republicans are increasingly following their example. Millennials need to decide whether they want to continue the politics of their grandparents' generation or replace the 19th Century parties with 21st...
  • Why Lenin's Corpse Lives on in Putin's Russia

    09/30/2018 3:02:32 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 28 replies
    The Russia File ^ | 2017 | Alice Underwood
    It’s not every society whose ideals are embodied by a corpse. But in the Soviet Union, the never-decaying body of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin was meant to freeze his ideals in time: a promise to citizens that they were on the collective path to the bright communist future. Opened to visitors on August 1, 1924, his mausoleum became a key symbol of Soviet power, from the saint-like aura around Lenin’s remains to the Politburo’s tradition of standing atop the structure on holidays. Today, the unburied body remains a lingering element of the Soviet legacy, representing Russia’s inability or unwillingness to bury...
  • Are We Doomed To Repeat History?

    09/30/2018 1:39:32 PM PDT · by UScbass · 16 replies
    Self | 9-30-18 | Self
    For those who know that "ignoring history dooms us to repeat it", I am reminded about stories that my Ukrainian dad used to tell me, with tears in his eyes, when I was young, on the train rides from CT to NY to visit his immigrant family. My dad immigrated/escaped in 1916 and today's events, though not exactly like those he relayed, are eerily similar in scope; are we doomed to repeat the history of about a century ago?
  • Fearing debt trap, Pakistan rethinks Chinese 'Silk Road' projects

    09/30/2018 1:34:18 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | 30 Sep 2018 | Drazen Jorgic
    The cooling of enthusiasm for China’s investments mirrors the unease of incoming governments in Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Maldives, where new administrations have come to power wary of Chinese deals struck by their predecessors. Pakistan’s new government had wanted to review all BRI contracts. Officials say there are concerns the deals were badly negotiated, too expensive or overly favored China.
  • Amidst Communist Party Persecution, China's Pastors Take Their Stand: Jesus Is Lord

    09/29/2018 8:30:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/28/2018 | Eric Metaxas And Stan Guthrie
    I want you to meet some brave Christian leaders pledging their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor. When thinking of the golden age of the Church, many of us hearken back to the book of Acts, when Peter and John stood up to the religious authorities, who told them to be silent about Jesus the risen Messiah. "Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God," they answered, "you must judge, for we cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard." Then they prayed for boldness, and the Church...
  • China Trying to 'Rewrite the Bible,' Force Churches to Sing Communist Anthems

    09/29/2018 5:16:32 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 17 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | September 28, 2018 | Samuel Smith
    The Chinese government is supervising a five-year plan to make Christianity more compatible with socialism in which there will be a "rewrite" of the Bible, a prominent religious freedom activist has told Congress. The Rev. Bob Fu, a former Chinese house church leader who immigrated to the United States in 1997 and founded the persecution watchdog organization China Aid, provided great detail during a House hearing Thursday about a plan enacted by leading state-sanctioned denominations in China to "Sincize" Christianity
  • China Reform Monitor - ChiComs surround 2500 Tibetan monks

    04/27/2011 11:49:38 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 9 replies · 1+ views
    AFPC China Reform Monitor ^ | 4/27/2011 | Joshua Eisenman, ed.
    Chinese security forces continue to surround the Kirti Tibetan monastery in Sichuan after local residents tried to stop them from arresting the 2,500 monks holed up inside. The standoff began earlier this week, when hundreds of people living in Sichuan's Aba region converged on the monastery determined to stop police from removing the monks for reeducation. The monks could soon face food shortages because they depend on offerings from locals, the Voice of America reports. A U.S. State Department spokesman said the U.S. is concerned about China's actions in Aba, which it called it inconsistent with the internationally recognized principles...
  • Graham: If Republicans bail on Kavanaugh "we deserve our fate"

    09/26/2018 12:43:18 PM PDT · by Innovative · 93 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 26, 2018 | Phil Mattingly
    Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham just issued a statement on the latest Kavanaugh allegations, calling them "outrageous" and warning his fellow Republicans that if they bail on their Supreme Court nominee "we deserve our fate." Here's the full statement: “Judge Kavanaugh has just emphatically denied the recent allegation being levied by Michael Avenatti and his client. He says he does not know the woman in question and emphatically denies the accusations. I would remind everyone that dozens of women who knew Judge Kavanaugh during the time period in question completely vouch for his good character.
  • Witten blasts 'left-wing' roughing the passer approach as Bucs, Steelers tie record penalty tally

    09/25/2018 9:32:40 AM PDT · by ETL · 17 replies
    Yahoo Sports (a left-wing sports site) ^ | Sept 24, 2018 | Jason Owens
    "...as has been the theme throughout much of the first three weeks of the NFL season, roughing the passer penalties were a significant storyline from Monday’s game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Bucs, Steelers set new mark for roughing penalties Officials called four roughing penalties during Pittsburgh’s 30-27 win on Monday, which is tied for most in the league in one game since 2001, according to ESPN. While a couple of them were fairly clear violations of contact with the quarterback’s head, others appeared to fall into the vague new definition of the foul that penalizes defenders...