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  • [Catholic Caucus] Bergoglio's '68, a "Revolution Betrayed"

    02/25/2018 5:09:15 PM PST · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | February 25, 2018 | Sandro Magister
    In 1968, Jorge Mario Bergoglio was a novice in the Society of Jesus. And now that he is pope he is making no mystery of what he thinks about the “social upheaval,” his own words, of that year which has become legendary. Some of it is already known to the ambassadors accredited to the Holy See, who in the discourse that Francis addressed to them at the beginning of this year had thrown back into their faces precisely what the pope maintains to be the perverse effects of ’68. It was the first time that Bergoglio had his say over...
  • Fidel Castro's son commits suicide: Cuban state-run media

    02/01/2018 5:57:37 PM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/1/18
    The son of late Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart, committed suicide on Thursday after being treated for months for depression, Cuban state-run media reported.
  • Respite and humour as we shut down the Banana Republicans, liberal dhims and the UniParty Swamp-

    01/24/2018 11:17:25 AM PST · by John S Mosby · 1 replies
    The Banana Republics Down to the Banana Republics Down to the tropical sun Come the expatriated Americans Expecting to have some fun Some of them go for the sailing Drawn by the lure of the sea To cure the spirit that's ailing From living in the land of the free Some of them are running from lovers Leaving no forward address Some of them are running marijuana Some are running from the IRS And late at night you will see them In the cheap hotels and bars Hustling the senioritas As they dance beneath the stars Spending the renegade...
  • MSNBC Reporter: Trump Is Acting Like Mussolini, Franco, And Hitler

    12/10/2017 5:27:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 121 replies ^ | December 9, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    We’re back to this again: Donald Trump is a dictator and we could be heading down the same path as Nazi Germany. Former President Obama made similar references at an event at the Economic Club of Chicago this week. He said democracy is like a garden, it needs attention, and that growing complacent could quickly lead to things falling apart. “That's what happened in Germany in the 1930s, which despite the democracy of the Weimar Republic and centuries of high-level cultural and scientific achievements, Adolph Hitler rose to dominate,” said Obama during a Q&A session. “Sixty million people died. ....
  • War, hunger, extremism will intensify in 2018: Report

    11/30/2017 1:40:10 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | November 30, 2017 | By MORGAN WINSOR
    War, hunger and extremist violence around the world will intensify next year, a Geneva-based think-tank predicted in a new report. The report published Thursday by ACAPS, a nonprofit that supports the global humanitarian sector with daily monitoring and analysis of 150 nations, examined the current humanitarian crises in 18 countries and the anticipated corresponding needs for 2018. The findings were grim. "If 2017 did not look good, predictions for 2018 are no better: violence and insecurity are likely to deteriorate in Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Libya, Ethiopia, Mali, Somalia and Syria next year," ACAPS director Lars Peter Nissen wrote...
  • The Young American Woman Trapped by Mugabe Even as He Falls

    11/21/2017 8:22:18 AM PST · by deplorableindc · 3 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Nov. 21, 2017
    KAMPALA, Uganda—There is a terrible but revealing irony about the arrest and detention in Zimbabwe of 25-year-old American Martha O’Donovan. Over the weekend, tens of thousands of the country’s citizens took to the streets of the capital, Harare, many of them brandishing placards denouncing 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe. His army is in revolt, his wife and chosen successor, 52-year-old Grace Mugabe, is no longer seen in public, and even though he’s trying to hold on, his party and countless citizens of the country that he’s ruled for 37 years clearly want the president gone, gone, gone. Back on Nov. 3,...
  • Robert Mugabe Resigns as Zimbabwe’s President, Ending 37-Year Rule

    11/21/2017 8:13:15 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 72 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 21, 2017 | Norimitsu Onishi and Jeffrey Moyo
    By Norimitsu Onishi and Jeffrey Moyo Nov. 21, 2017 HARARE, Zimbabwe — Robert Mugabe, who has ruled Zimbabwe since independence in 1980, resigned as president on Tuesday shortly after lawmakers began impeachment proceedings against him, according to the speaker of Parliament. The speaker of Parliament read out a letter in which Mr. Mugabe said he was stepping down “with immediate effect” for “the welfare of the people of Zimbabwe and the need for a peaceful transfer of power.” Parliament erupted into cheers and jubilant residents poured into the streets of Harare, the capital. It seemed to be an abrupt capitulation...
  • Donald Trump warns 'dictators' as Japan visit launches Asia tour

    President refers indirectly to North Korea’s Kim Jong-un while addressing US troops at Yokota air base before joining Japanese PM for golf Donald Trump addresses US troops at Yokota air base in Fussa, on the outskirts of Tokyo. Photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters Shares 27 Justin McCurry in Tokyo Saturday 4 November 2017 23.44 EDT First published on Saturday 4 November 2017 22.25 EDT Donald Trump has begun his tour of Asia with a warning that “no dictator” should underestimate America, in a thinly veiled reference to the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un. “No one, no dictator, no regime … should underestimate...
  • Kim Jong-Un keeps teen sex slaves, executes musicians with anti-aircraft guns, defector reveals

    09/20/2017 8:28:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/20/2017 | By Katherine Lam, Fox News
    Kim Jong Un’s officials plucked teenage girls from North Korean schools to serve as the leader’s sex slaves, indulged in a gluttonous lifestyle while his people starved and ordered public executions that turned into horrific shows of violence, a North Korean defector revealed. Hee Yeon, who fled Pyongyang in 2015 and now lives in Seoul, told The Mirror about the years she spent living in constant fear of Kim Jong Un since the ruthless dictator took control of North Korea in 2011. “Despite our privilege we were scared. I saw terrible things in Pyongyang,” Hee Yeon said. In what heinous...
  • Finally! A President Who Will Lead The Righteous Many In Confronting The Wicked Few!

    09/20/2017 11:43:45 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/20/17 | Dave Merrick
    Finally we have a president who is pursuing results rather than promoting deceitful ideologies with other aspiring-dictator friends around the world. Just as a lot of people are talking about today, I had anxiously awaited our president’s address before the UN. And my first response is absolutely that the loudest (but NOT the largest) portion of our nation doesn’t deserve to have this man at the helm. Trump and his supporters, as I often reiterate, are currently being ‘punished’ by the left for being where we are. But, regardless, Donald Trump is doing the presidency as he has done everything...
  • Dennis Rodman gushes about pal Kim Jong Un

    08/30/2017 5:09:01 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | August 30, 2017 | Brad Hunter
    Hairbrained hoops hero Dennis Rodman is claiming buddy Kim Jong Un has miraculously transformed North Korea into a “24th-century country.” The former Chicago Bulls star made the shocking comments in a whacky interview with DuJour magazine.
  • Paranoid Kim Jong-un executing record numbers of North Koreans who no longer see him as a living GOD

    The heartless crackdown – spearheaded by the paranoid Glorious Leader himself – is leading to imprisonment, torture and even execution by firing squad. The news comes as it’s revealed more and more people are now turning to traditional religions like Buddhism and Christianity – rather than follow the so-called Cult of the Kims. Among those are tens of thousands who have refused to sign up with the army. The report said: “The number of conscientious objectors refusing military service for non religious reasons is also on the rise, according to local NGOs, lawyers, and religious groups.”
  • Bishops of Venezuela Appeal to Our Lady for Deliverance, ...From Francis, Only Silence (Cath Caucus]

    08/12/2017 4:57:49 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | August 11, 2017 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    The Bishops of Venezuela Appeal to Our Lady for Deliverance from Maduro From Francis, Only Silence by Christopher A. Ferrara August 11, 2017 Francis and Maduro: Happy together? “Will Venezuela be Francis’s downfall?” That provocative question is posed by Monica Showalter in an important article at the American Thinker blog. There is no arguing with her opening line: “The world’s first Latin American pope isn't exactly covering himself with glory as the hellfire of Venezuela immolates that God-forsaken nation.” There has been nothing but silence from Francis as the socialist tyrant Nicolás Maduro oppresses the Venezuelan people and destroys the...
  • What Kim Jong Un really wants

    08/10/2017 9:29:59 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 32 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-09-17 | DrJohn
    Kim Jung Un is said to have crossed the line into becoming a full nuclear power and there is concern about his being to strike America: North Korea has successfully produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles, crossing a key threshold on the path to becoming a full-fledged nuclear power, U.S. intelligence officials have concluded in a confidential assessment. The new analysis completed last month by the Defense Intelligence Agency comes on the heels of another intelligence assessment that sharply raises the official estimate for the total number of bombs in the communist country’s atomic arsenal....
  • The New York Times Offers Propaganda Charter Cruise to Cuba

    08/05/2017 5:42:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | August 5, 2017 | Humberto Fontova
    “Cuba’s new relationship with the United States has opened ways of exploring its complex history and culture… cruise from culturally diverse Santiago de Cuba to Havana aboard the 64-passenger sailing yacht Le Ponant.  Return from this 11-day adventure with a new appreciation of Cuba.”Well? What could be more historically fitting than the New York Times helping Americans “appreciate” (and further enrich) the Castro Family Fiefdom?This Potemkin excursion by the mother of all fake news purveyors on Cuba to Cuba is titled the “History, Culture and Contemporary Life of Cuba.” Fine let’s start with the New York Times’ splendid history of...
  • How ‘isolated’ North Korea managed to build an ICBM that could reach Alaska

    07/08/2017 8:07:14 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | July 8, 2017 | Amanda Erickson
    North Korea is a country in isolation, a place where most citizens don't have access to the Internet or the means to travel abroad. In 2010, the New York Times described the country as a “‘hermit kingdom,’ so poor that there is almost no supply of concrete, bricks or window glass. People suffer shortages of rice, gasoline and even underwear.” And yet. It’s been able to expand its weapons technology at an astounding rate. Earlier this week, it test launched an intercontinental ballistic missile that experts say could have reached Alaska. How has the North been able to make big...
  • Did Otto Warmbier Really Die Because North Korea Denied Him White Privilege?

    06/20/2017 6:54:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 80 replies
    Reason ^ | June 19, 2017 | Nick Gillespie
    Otto Warmbier, a 22-year-old American student imprisoned by North Korea for over a year for attempting to steal a propaganda poster, has died after coming home to Ohio last week. He showed signs of severe brain damage though North Korean officials claimed he had contracted botulism during his imprisonment. His original sentence was 15 years of hard labor but he was released early due to his health. From the Cincinnati Enquirer:
  • North Korea releases U.S. student, Secretary of State Tillerson says: AP

    06/13/2017 7:27:55 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 17 replies ^ | 6/13/17 | ap
    North Korea has released Otto Warmbier, a U.S. university student who has been held captive there since January 2016, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday, the Associated Press reported.
  • Crushing on Crushers Why do intellectuals fall in love with dictators and totalitarians?

    05/22/2017 11:15:32 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 16 replies
    City Journal ^ | 19 May, 2017 | Theodore Dalrymple
    Imprisoned serial killers of women are often the object of marriage proposals from women who know nothing of them except their criminal record. This curious phenomenon indicates the depths to which self-deception can sink in determining human action. The women making such offers presumably believe that an essential core of goodness subsists in the killers and that they are uniquely the ones to bring it to the surface. They thereby also distinguish themselves from other women, whose attitude to serial killers is more conventional and unthinkingly condemnatory. They thus see further and deeper, and feel more strongly, than their conventional...
  • Mounting criticism of Pope’s silence on Venezuelan crisis [Catholic Caucus]

    05/19/2017 8:19:06 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | May 18, 2017 | Phil Lawler
    “As Venezuela burns, many Latin Americans ask: ‘Where is Pope Francis?’” The headline on a Catholic World Report essay by Samuel Gregg more or less speaks for itself. And Sando Magister of L’Espresso raised essentially the same question a week ago. The Catholic bishops of Venezuela have been relentless in their criticism of the government led by President Nicolas Maduro. That government has led the country into a disastrous economic collapse, characterized by raging hyperinflation and severe shortages of food and medicine. Then, rather than acceding to popular demands for new elections, the Maduro regime (through the president’s allies on...