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  • The Demise of Turkey’s Democracy: An Open Letter to President Erdogan

    10/05/2017 4:46:35 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 10 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | October 3, 2017 | Alon Ben-Meir
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photo: File.Dear President Erdogan,I have been in your country scores of times, and have developed close and friendly relations with many Turks from all walks of life; these people all took pride in the incredible progress that Turkey made under your leadership.During your first ten years as prime minister, you transformed Turkey economically, socially and politically, and put the country on the path to greatness as an emerging regional and global power. That is why, Mr. Erdogan, it pains me to witness a once-great reformer destroying his own impressive achievements. You have chosen this destructive path...
  • Fake News and the Death of Christianity: Western Christianity's demise greatly exaggerated

    09/09/2017 11:15:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/09/2017 | Mike Konrad
    Mark Twain, quoting Disraeli, once said “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.” So it has been with the recent story that White Christians are a minority, To paraphrase Twain again, the reports of Christianity's demise have been greatly exaggerated. The headline was framed as if America was becoming outright pagan. Buried deep inside the story was this admission: Christians of all races and denominations still make up nearly 70 percent of the U.S. population. But that number is likely to shrink as the much younger populations of Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists continue to grow....
  • The Slow Death of the Republican Party

    08/27/2017 4:52:46 PM PDT · by arthurus · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Aug 2017 | Brent Bozell III
    constituents and they are about to learn that they’ve been double-crossed — for years. Every Republican candidate’s stock speech sounds the same, the thunderous roar about a government out of control, federal spending out of control (insert charts and graphs and why, if you stack hundred dollar bills, they will reach the edge of the universe), federal taxes out of control (insert comparisons to socialist countries), the federal bureaucracy out of control (insert metaphors about chains, yokes, and the like), the family shattered with federal funding of abortion a crime against humanity (watch for it — there! The heart-wrenching sob),...
  • EMP versus AGW - Is There a National Death Wish?

    09/18/2015 5:45:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies ^ | 9/18/2015 | Norman Rogers
    "At a minimum the electrical grid has to be protected so that it can quickly be bought back on line after an attack. The large transformers, without which the grid cannot function, can be protected at a very reasonable cost. But practically nothing has been done. If those transformers are destroyed -- melted -- it would take years to replace them and most of the transformer manufacturing capacity is in foreign countries. The oil refineries, the natural gas distribution system, coalmines, water systems and sewage systems must all be hardened against EMP." "....we are spending vast sums, potentially trillions, to...
  • Great Painting: The Demise of America

    07/27/2015 6:02:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Jon McNaughton ^ | 07/25/2015
  • Charlie Daniels: ‘Obama Is on His Way to Decimating the Greatest Military Organization on t’

    07/14/2015 8:37:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies ^ | 7/14/2015 | Charlie Daniels
    Obama is on his way to decimating the greatest military organization on the planet. He has already fired much of the cream of the officers’ corps, letting go of hundreds of our most experienced, battle-hardened combat leaders, and now he's about to gut the rank and file, the soldiers, the grunts, the mainstay of any army. I have stated many times, as one who remembers Pearl Harbor and the dark days of World War II, that only two things protect America: (1) the grace of Almighty God and (2) the United States military. It was that way in 1941, and...
  • The Obama Presidency Implodes

    06/26/2014 6:38:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies ^ | 6/25/2014 | Alan Caruba
    The first time I heard the term “military advisors” it was being used by John F. Kennedy and they were being sent to South Vietnam. A strong anti-communist, in 1961 Kennedy approved financing an increase in the size of the South Vietnamese army from 150,000 to 170,000 along with sending a thousand U.S. military advisors to help train them. We all know how the Vietnam War ended. Earlier, the North Korean attack on the South had ended in a stalemate. Technically a state of war still exists. Since 1953, the U.S. has maintained a military force in South Korea. In...
  • Reports of Tea Party demise are greatly exaggerated

    11/12/2013 9:19:07 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12 November 2013 | Last updated at 11:00 ET | Dick Meyer, Executive Producer, America, BBC News, Washington
    Something like a standard interpretation of last week’s elections has now emerged: The country has taken a baby step to the left, the Tea Party wing of the Republican Party has been weakened, and Regular Republicans—pro-business and pro-establishment—are finally fighting back. … I suspect these consensus conclusions are premature (dare I say they come from the echo chamber?) Neither the results nor the exit polls show any tidal wave of new opposition to Tea Partyism—certainly not enough to discourage the true believers. …
  • Ok so how long until the "United""States" goes...SPLAT!

    01/03/2013 1:01:23 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 72 replies
    3 Jan 2013 | US Navy Vet
    I think by the year 2016 it will be all over.
  • Homosexual Coaches

    12/21/2011 9:45:05 PM PST · by Iamchief · 49 replies
    Dec 21, 2011 | Iamchief
    Has the unveiling of perverse homosexual behavior among male college coaches shed light on a deeper systemic problem with America? Are we seeing the tip of an immoral and sick iceberg; which, if it continues to drift, may tear a hole in our ship?
  • Unions on the ropes

    04/24/2011 5:09:14 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 23 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 4-24-2011 | Jack Kelly
    Unions on the ropes Public employees are fighting back, but they seem almost sure to lose Sunday, April 24, 2011 By Jack Kelly, Pittsburgh Post-GazetteLabor unions fight on in Wisconsin, as the Germans did during the bitter winter of 1944-1945. But the war is lost. To see how grim is the outlook for public employee unions, let's go to Detroit, where Mayor Dave Bing proposed Tuesday a budget which would cut contributions to public employee health plans by 20 percent and would skip a payment to city pension funds. "If we do nothing, by 2015 fringe benefits are on pace...
  • The Ruling Class Creates its Own Demise

    07/19/2010 11:06:48 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 19, 2010 | Henry Oliner
    In his recent American Spectator article "America's Ruling Class- and the Perils of Revolution" (July/ August 2010), Professor Angelo Cordevilla observed that most of the voters who identify themselves as Democrats are reasonably satisfied that the Democratic Party represents them well, but only a fourth of the voters who call themselves Republican feel they are well represented by the Republican Party. While the Democrats may voice opposition to their elected leaders on select issues, they are more likely to overcome their stands on individual issues and vote the party line at election time. Many Democrats think their party sold out...
  • The barbarians are copulating at the gates

    06/28/2010 1:34:49 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 33 replies ^ | June 28, 2010 |
    At a packed London lecture hall in London in 1939, the then-revered historian Arnold Toynbee offered his verdict: ‘The modern Western civilisation is likely, on the showing of all the precedents… to break down and disintegrate and finally dissolve.’ Eric Kaufmann, in his elegy to the way the West lives now, Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth?, admits to thumbing through his father’s set of Toynbee’s works, marvelling at their ‘green and purple text-boxes, heavy clay-enriched paper and evocative illustrations’. Clearly something of Toynbee’s morbid forewarnings has rubbed off on Kaufmann. I wouldn’t be surprised if a bit of Oswald...
  • Why the 'O'-ministration will implode in weeks

    08/30/2009 4:31:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 434 replies · 12,684+ views ^ | 8-29-2009 | Kevin McCullough
    Never has an administration who had more firepower at their disposal, been set to so totally fail in the next six to eight weeks. It is nearly a foregone conclusion. It is nearly unavoidable. And it defies all logic given the sizable majority the administration has in both houses of Congress. Since I was the first pundit to predict Obama's presidency (Dec 2006) it behooves me to tell you the course I believe the next few weeks will take and effectively halt the radical transformation that the left appeared unstoppable with only months ago. 1. Health Care's long and painful...
  • Investment banking model is dead, says Roche

    09/28/2008 10:20:48 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 758+ views
    Finance Asia ^ | 09/29/08 | Anette Jönsson
    Investment banking model is dead, says Roche By Anette Jönsson | 29 September 2008 David Roche gives his view on what the financial sector will look like after the current credit crisis, which he says was created by excess liquidity and the shift to a "new monetarism" model. The financial sector will look very different after the current financial crisis with a dramatic increase in regulation, slower credit growth and a forced return to a traditional relationship banking model where banks fund themselves primarily through deposits, argues David Roche, president of London-based global investment consultancy, Independent Strategy. “The wholesale money...
  • Fact is Obama’s risky - Even Mass. Democrats starting to take notice

    04/22/2008 9:15:17 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 13 replies · 166+ views
    Boston Hearld ^ | April 22nd, 2008 | Michael Graham
    Barack Obama, meet John Adams. Adams noted during the Boston Massacre trial that “Facts are stubborn things.” And it appears that, for the moment, the facts have caught up with Obama here in Massachusetts. How else to explain the amazing, astounding and unthinkable results of the latest SurveyUSA presidential poll: Republican John McCain is tied with Barack Obama in the Bay State. The last Republican to win Massachusetts? Ronald Reagan. The last Republican before that? Dwight Eisenhower. Even George McGovern managed to carry Massachusetts in 1972, the one Democratic holdout in Richard Nixon’s 49-state landslide. Replace “McGovern” with “” and...
  • For Pornographers, Internet’s Virtues Turn to Vices(generic's pushing out brand-names)

    06/02/2007 9:35:22 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 38 replies · 2,051+ views
    NYT ^ | 06/02/07 | MATT RICHTEL
    June 2, 2007 For Pornographers, Internet’s Virtues Turn to Vices By MATT RICHTEL The Internet was supposed to be a tremendous boon for the pornography industry, creating a global market of images and videos accessible from the privacy of a home computer. For a time it worked, with wider distribution and social acceptance driving a steady increase in sales. But now the established pornography business is in decline — and the Internet is being held responsible. The online availability of free or low-cost photos and videos has begun to take a fierce toll on sales of X-rated DVDs. Inexpensive digital...
  • Free Havana

    08/01/2006 5:08:32 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 17 replies · 714+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 1 August 2006 | Editorial Leader
    Cuban Communism: Fidel Castro's slide toward death's embrace is bringing closer the island-state's day of reckoning: Either it lives free or dies a tyranny. The U.S. must now push for freedom relentlessly. The ailing dictator will probably go out the way he shouldn't — in his bed. But the legacy he leaves just 90 miles from our shores is one of the worst in the world and should be destroyed. Contrary to the media's puerile awe at the 79-year-old Castro's significance — he's often reverently called "the longest-serving" Latin American ruler or "maverick leader" — he is one of the...
  • Outside View: End of Caucasian war

    07/11/2006 1:10:10 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 3 replies · 599+ views
    World Peace Herald | UPI ^ | 7/11/06 | Pyotr Romanov
    Demise of Shamil BasayevBy Pyotr Romanov UPI Outside View Commentator MOSCOW -- Russia's latest Caucasian war appears to be over, and the killing of warlord Shamil Basayev is yet another serious argument in favor of this opinion. Individuals have always played a particularly important role in the Caucasus. Now that Basayev is dead, there is no one else in the region to hate Russia and despise life, his own and the lives of others, as much as he did. Basayev's formidable hatred of Russians was irrational, although he and others sometimes explained it by the logic of the life-or-death struggle...
  • Jones Sees Demise of Afghan Terrorists, Narcotraffickers

    03/06/2006 3:24:57 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 196+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 6, 2006 – The end is drawing near for remnant Taliban, al Qaeda and other elements seeking to displace the Afghan government for their own purposes, the American general who oversees U.S. troops in Europe and NATO matters said here yesterday. "I think this is a turning moment for what's left of the insurgency and also for the criminal element, the narcotics traffickers and all the others, who are working on their own in their own way to destabilize the growth of the (Afghan President Hamid) Karzai government," Marine Gen. James L. Jones told "CNN Late Edition" host...