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  • You Can't Have Denmark Without Danes [Bloomberg Link Only]

    02/23/2018 11:49:34 AM PST · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Bloomberg View [Link in Thread Body] ^ | February 23, 2018 | Megan McArdle
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  • Sons of Guns: Violence Grows in the Void of Faith and Family

    02/22/2018 7:38:24 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Family Research Council ^ | February 22, 2018 | Tony Perkins, et al.
    While Americans try to cope with the losses in Florida, they're saying goodbye to someone else: America's pastor, Billy Graham. Never has our nation so desperately needed to hear the message of hope and healing that the 99-year-old spent his life sharing. So surely, it's no earthly coincidence that even in Reverend Graham's death, he's forcing us to look in the one place where the answers to this heartbreak lie: up.Torn apart by grief and rage, Americans are frantic to know why our nation is unraveling in one act of violence after another. "We're done with thoughts and prayers!" an...
  • Justin Trudeau is ridiculed by Indians

    02/22/2018 3:02:17 PM PST · by Candor7 · 62 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 07:40 EST, 22 February 2018 | Chris Pleasance
    Justin Trudeau has come in for criticism for his outfit choices while visiting India, with even the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister weighing in Bestselling author Bhaavna Arora was among the harshest critics, describing his wardrobe choices as 'fake and annoying' Bombay-based writer Shunali Khullar Shroff echoed the sentiments of many ordinary Indians when she suggested Trudeau looked dressed for a wedding. Kabir Taneja, a think-tank researcher, suggested Trudeau needs to 'chill' after he arrived at the airport in Amritsar in traditional Sikh dress Leading the criticism was Omar Abdullah, former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, who tweeted...
  • The Consequence of Cowardice: America's Urgent Need for a Culture of Courage

    02/17/2018 7:28:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 17, 2018 | Michael Anthony
    Wednesday’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, which left at least 17 people dead, again reminds us that all is not right in the land of the free and the home of the brave. If you have children in the public school system, you’ll probably offer up a special prayer tonight, and hug your child a little longer in the morning before you send him or her off to school. It takes courage to live in America these days – but not for reasons any of us anticipated just a few short years ago. We’ve long been suffering from...
  • Let’s agree Trump is a racist (properly defined).

    02/17/2018 7:42:08 AM PST · by Neoliberalnot · 17 replies
    The Occidental Observer ^ | Feb 14, 2018 | Hewitt E. Moore
    After all, freedom of speech is one of the pillars of “White supremacy.” Which, ironically enough, enables people like Mr Blow to publicly call the most powerful man in the world racial epithets on a daily basis. The fact is that if Mr Blow couldn’t write about “racism,” he wouldn’t have anything to write about. In reality, the rhetoric surrounding race has been hijacked and weaponized for political gain by those with an anti-White agenda. A word that has transcended its literal definition and evolved into a slur used relentlessly against non-conforming Whites as a modus operandi for character assassination....
  • HOW FEMINISM AND LIBERAL SELF-HATRED ARE MURDERING AMERICA

    02/16/2018 11:37:14 AM PST · by windhover · 5 replies
    windhover editorial | 2/16/2018 | windhover
    Feminism and liberal hatred of themselves and America are guilty of murdering our political, social, cultural, and religious institutions. They are acting with deliberate malice of forethought, motive, means, and opportunity. Like larva burrowing up from the rotting carcass of their International Communist dream, they have co-opted the Soviets plan to destroy America from within. In this, they have succeeded beyond Lenin's wildest dreams to divide America by race, sex, class, ethnic background, and religion under the banner of diversity. Their weapons have been Multiculturalism and Politically correct abridgment of our speech, and the Democrat Party. Their cry has been...
  • Nudes, Pop and Naked Truth

    02/16/2018 4:25:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 16, 2018 | Suzanne Fields
    Playboy magazine, now a relic in the legacy of its founder, Hugh Hefner, was not so long ago the sex educator of the young men of America. So pervasive was its influence that a running joke at the time was "a generation of men, having learned about the female body from Playboy's famous centerfolds, were astonished on their wedding nights to discover that their wives don't come with staples in their navels." Pop nudity was a rationed commodity when Hefner's magazine made marketing sex almost legitimate, and made him a rich hedonist in silk pajamas and a dark-green velvet jacket...
  • Tension among Haiti's religions grows after quake

    02/12/2010 6:42:31 PM PST · by Touch Not the Cat · 16 replies · 491+ views
    knx1070 ^ | Feb 12, 7:21 PM EST | PAISLEY DODDS
    The catastrophe has driven a wedge between Haiti's religions as Christian groups make inroads among shaken Voodoo followers - some drawn by the steady flow of aid through evangelical missions and others frightened by a disaster they saw as a warning from God. "People see rice being distributed in front of churches and those homeless now needing papers are being offered baptism certificates that can act as identity documents," Voodoo priest Max Beauvoir told The Associated Press before speaking at Friday's service. "The horrible thing though is that by rejecting Voodoo these people are rejecting their ancestors and history. Voodoo...
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('70S) ROUND 5

    02/11/2018 3:57:49 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 65 replies
    me | 2/11/18 | me
    ROUND 5 OF THE '70S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, Feb 18 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. The Great 8! It's getting easier! Just 4 pairs of songs! Vote for your favorite of each pair shown. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs, but please be clear about that.) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end (hopefully) the following Monday.
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('70S) ROUND 4

    02/05/2018 5:08:51 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 55 replies
    me | 2/5/18 | me
    ROUND 4 OF THE '70S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. SWEET 16! 16 songs, 8 pairs, 8 winners! Vote for your favorite in each pair shown. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs but please be clear.) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end the following Monday. Format: Billboard rank/seed - year - title - act
  • Rule #8: Tell the truth or at least don't lie

    02/05/2018 3:47:42 PM PST · by Voption · 5 replies
    The Rubin Report ^ | November 1, 2017 | Jordan Peterson
    Dr. Jordan Peterson shortly outlines rule #8 in his new book '12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos.'
  • The Fragile Generation

    02/02/2018 10:36:29 PM PST · by vannrox · 25 replies
    Jim Quinn's Burning Platform blog ^ | 02/02/2018 | Lenore Skenazy & Jonathan Haidt
    The Fragile Generation Guest Post by Lenore Skenazy & Jonathan HaidtBad policy and paranoid parenting are making kids too safe to succeed One day last year, a citizen on a prairie path in the Chicago suburb of Elmhurst came upon a teen boy chopping wood. Not a body. Just some already-fallen branches. Nonetheless, the onlooker called the cops.Officers interrogated the boy, who said he was trying to build a fort for himself and his friends. A local news site reports the police then “took the tools for safekeeping to be returned to the boy’s parents.”Elsewhere in America, preschoolers at the...
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('70S) ROUND 3

    01/29/2018 4:39:27 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 109 replies
    ME | 1/29/18 | ME
    ROUND 3 OF THE '70S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. 32 songs, 16 pairs, 16 winners! Vote for your favorite in each pair shown. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs.) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end the following Monday. Format: Billboard rank/seed - year - song title - act
  • Real Americans vs. Our Effete Elites

    01/28/2018 8:49:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 28, 2018 | Patricia McCarthy
    America was founded to be free and democratic -- unlike England with its monarchy and rigid class system. While classes will always be with us, only in America is class mobility possible and likely. Over our two-hundred and forty-two years, millions of people have become successful because they were not bound to the economic plight to which they might have been born. Americans do not care about the state of one's birth. They revere hard work, invention, imagination, and success. Success, to most Americans does not necessarily connote great wealth. In this country it means having a work ethic, work...
  • It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World – Part 6 – Postmodernism and the Madness of Crowds

    01/27/2018 7:55:35 PM PST · by walford · 12 replies
    XYZ ^ | January 28, 2018 | Sam Vimes
    It’s taken me a while to craft a concise wrap-up to this little series. I’ve realised via the responses to my previous articles that the typical XYZ reader is well-versed in the machinations of the loony left, so I’ve been asking myself “who am I writing these for?”. Bringing it back to my original question, I suppose it has always been a slightly selfish conceit – someone once said writing is therapeutic, and forcing myself to read, research and write these has been its own therapy. Truth be told, I never intended to write 10,000 words on anything in particular,...
  • Bold About What?

    01/26/2018 3:30:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 26, 2018 | Mike Adams
    Every now and then, I visit other churches in order to see what kinds of traditions they observe and what kinds of issues they tackle in their weekly worship services. Last weekend, I visited a non-denominational church. As I write this column on a Thursday morning, I am on my fourth day of trying to figure out what the pastor actually said, if anything. To be frank, I suspect that the pastor is still trying to figure out what he actually said, if anything.The thesis of the sermon, which was given to a church heavily populated with college students, seems...
  • Why We're Underestimating the American Collapse

    01/26/2018 12:08:39 PM PST · by RinaseaofDs · 98 replies
    Eudaimonia ^ | 1/25/2018 | Umair Haque
    "Seen accurately. American collapse is a catastrophe of human possibility without modern parallel . And because the mess that America has made of itself, then, is so especially unique, so singular, so perversely special — the treatment will have to be novel, too. The uniqueness of these social pathologies tell us that American collapse is not like a reversion to any mean, or the downswing of a trend. It is something outside the norm. Something beyond the data. Past the statistics. It is like the meteor that hit the dinosaurs: an outlier beyond outliers, an event at the extreme of the extremes....
  • 1 in 3 American Children Live in Immigrant Households

    01/25/2018 11:37:35 AM PST · by Thalean · 38 replies
    National Economics Editorial ^ | Jan 25, 2018 | John Whitaker
    According to data from the Migration Policy Institute, over one quarter (25.8 percent) of all Americans under the age of 18 has at least one immigrant parent, as of 2016—double the share of immigrant children from 1990. Specifically, there are 17,997,000 children with immigrant parents in America, as compared to 51,892,000 million children with two American-born parents: These figures are comprehensive, and include both anchor babies and illegal immigrants. The data here include only children (regardless of their nativity) who reside with at least one parent. The term “children of immigrants” (or children in immigrant families) refers to children under...
  • The Cultural Roots of Trumpism

    01/23/2018 7:45:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 23, 2018 | Geoffrey P. Hunt
    President Donald Trump's occasional unfiltered coarse cloudbursts belie a man who is enormously joyful, having an abundance of entertaining good humor easily expressed, fairly shared. Trump is having a ball, for good reasons. Trump's first year as president may have been the most extraordinary since the 1840s. While Trump has disrupted almost all presidential governance and communication norms, his tenure so far has produced capital market gains of some $7 trillion, spreading investment wealth to millions of regular Joes and Marys, while tax cuts have already distributed $3 billion in bonuses and wage hikes to over 2 million workers and...
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('70S) - ROUND 2

    01/21/2018 5:42:10 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 168 replies
    me | 1/21/18 | me
    ROUND 2 of the greatest hits of the '70s begins! Due date: Sunday, Jan 28 @6:00 pm (Eastern) This Round takes the top 6 songs of each year of the '70s per BILLBOARD, and pairs them in brackets along with the best 4 #7s as voted in Round 1.