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  • The Psychological Composition of a Leftist

    12/11/2018 10:32:01 AM PST · by huckfillary · 28 replies
    The Daily Dose of Reason ^ | December 10, 2018 | Dr. Michael J Hurd
    #1: Unearned guilt. Unearned guilt is a feeling of responsibility for something that’s not your fault. Healthy people see the unearned guilt for what it is, and correct it. Others become overly humble and self-effacing. Leftists do neither. They become angry and hostile. They rage against the unearned guilt of others rather than face their own. It absolves them of their own perceived guilt, by condemning others in a way they don’t have to condemn themselves. # 2 A need for the approval of others. Leftism is socialism. Socialism is all about the group. The self-esteem of a leftist depends...
  • The Implicit Desperation of China’s “Social Credit” System

    11/18/2018 12:36:31 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 46 replies ^ | November 15, 2018 | Charles Hugh Smith
    Other governments are keenly interested in following China’s lead. I’ve been pondering the excellent 1964 history of the Southern Song Dynasty’s capital of Hangzhou, Daily Life in China on the Eve of the Mongol Invasion, 1250-1276 by Jacques Gernet, in light of the Chinese government’s unprecedented “Social Credit Score” system, which I addressed in Kafka’s Nightmare Emerges: China’s “Social Credit Score”. The scope of this surveillance is so broad and pervasive that it borders on science fiction: a recent Western visitor noted that train passengers hear an automated warning on certain lines, in Mandarin and English, that their compliance with...
  • 'Mars Awaits': Trump campaign asks supporters to vote for a 'Space Force' logo

    08/09/2018 3:15:34 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 58 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 8/9/18 | John Haltiwange
    Space ForcePresident Donald Trump is asking supporters to vote on a logo for the "Space Force," a new military branch he's asked the Pentagon to establish. Twitter * President Donald Trump's campaign sent an email to supporters with potential logos for the "Space Force," a new military branch the president has instructed the Pentagon to establish. * Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday outlined the administration's plan for moving forward with the Space Force, including specifics on instructions given to the Pentagon. * Lawmakers and senior military officials aren't as enthusiastic about the proposed "Space Force" as the White House....
  • Mike Pence expected to lay out next steps for creation of Space Force

    08/08/2018 2:04:40 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/07/18 | Katelyn Caralle
    Vice President Mike Pence is expected to give a speech at the Pentagon Thursday where he will outline the next steps in forming the Space Force as the fifth branch of the military. “JUST IN: VP Pence will deliver a speech Thursday at the Pentagon about next steps in the formation of the Space Force,” a CNN correspondent reported Tuesday. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday that the Defense Department, Pence, and the White House are in “complete agreement” in the creation of a new Space Force.
  • What Happened to Civility ?

    07/03/2018 7:51:50 PM PDT · by huckfillary · 70 replies
    The Daily Dose of Reason ^ | July 3, 2018 | Dr. Michael J Hurd
    With all the division and dissension today, most will agree on one thing: Civility is breaking down in our society. Maybe not so much in day-to-day life, for most of us. But certainly in the realm of business, academia, entertainment and especially government. It seems reasonable to ask: How long before this filters down into the rest of society, even more than it already has? What’s the cause of civil breakdown? It depends whom you ask. One person will say it’s social media. But that’s blaming the medium. It would be kind of like blaming the telephone for a fight...
  • US Army Troops Could Be Headed to the Space Force

    06/30/2018 2:46:07 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 24 replies ^ | 6/29/18 | Sandra Erwin
    WASHINGTON — If and when a new military branch for space gets off the ground, its ranks would be dominated by airmen. But Army soldiers also would have a role by virtue of much they rely on military satellites in peacetime or in war. More than 70 percent of the Army's major weapons and equipment need satellites to function. About 2,220 active-duty soldiers, reservists and civilians make up the "space forces" under the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command headquartered at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. "We are the biggest users of space," said Brig. Gen. Tim Lawson,...
  • Police say no deal on California bill to restrict their use of force

    06/20/2018 1:43:21 AM PDT · by qaz123 · 12 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 19June18 | Alexei Koseff
    Law enforcement organizations are unlikely to compromise with advocates of a proposal this session to restrict the circumstances under which police officers could use deadly force. Their staunch opposition significantly diminishes the prospects for Assembly Bill 931, which would increase the state standard for lethal use of force from "reasonable" to "necessary," to become law. Though the measure on Tuesday passed its first policy committee, it faces a lengthy and complicated path ahead in a Legislature historically hesitant to cross law enforcement.
  • Report: US seeking Arab force to replace its troops in Syria

    04/17/2018 1:12:41 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 28 replies
    Arutz Sheva 7 ^ | April 18, 2018, 9:17 | Tal Polon
    White House reportedly aiming to bring regional Arab troops to Syria instead of US forces, preventing ISIS comeback and Iranian foothold. The Trump administration is seeking to assemble an Arab force in Syria that would replace the US military presence there, US officials told The Wall Street Journal. According to the officials, the administration has asked Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates to contribute billions of dollars to help restore northern Syria, and wants Arab nations to send troops to the area. In line with the plan, the officials said that new National Security Adviser John Bolton had...
  • 19 Democrat Attorneys General Want to Force Christian Doctors to Do Abortions

    04/03/2018 12:19:01 PM PDT · by Kalamata · 41 replies
    LifeSource ^ | April 02, 2018 | WESLEY SMITH
    Should doctors and nurses be forced to participate in interventions they find morally abhorrent or unwarranted? As one example, should ethical rules require pediatricians to medically inhibit normal puberty as demanded by parents to “treat” their child’s gender dysphoria — even if they are morally opposed to the concept and/or the supposed treatment? Some say yes. Thus, influential bioethicist Ezekiel Emanuel argues that medical professionals are obligated to accede to the patient’s right to receive legal interventions if they are generally accepted within the medical community — specifically including abortion. Emanuel stated doctors who are morally or religiously opposed, should...
  • Police in Stephon Clark Shooting Were Justified in Using Force

    03/27/2018 9:34:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03/27/2018 | Jack Dunphy
    At the risk of boring you, gentle reader, I find it necessary to revisit, for the third time in a week, the 1989 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Graham v. Connor, which defined how all courts (and everyone else) should evaluate a police officer’s use of force.“The ‘reasonableness’ of a particular use of force,” wrote Chief Justice Rehnquist for a unanimous Court, “must be judged from the perspective of a reasonable officer on the scene, rather than with the 20/20 vision of hindsight. ... The calculus of reasonableness must embody allowance for the fact that police officers are often...
  • Watch: US Air Force's potential A-10 replacements take to the skies from a dirt runway

    01/07/2018 9:31:23 PM PST · by Kartographer · 71 replies ^ | 1/7/18 | Shubham Sharma
    In order to test potential A-10 Warthog replacements in rugged conditions, the US Air Force has flown Sierra Nevada A-29 Super Tucano and Hawker Beechcraft AT-6 Wolverine light attack planes from a dirt runway. The planes took off and landed on the uneven dirt airstrip located in the Melrose Air Force Range training area, a part of Cannon Air Force Base, in New Mexico. The whole event, the takeoff as well as the dusty landing, was captured and shared on YouTube by AiirSource on Wednesday, 3 January.
  • The Air Force Wants to Install New Engines on the B-52 Bomber

    12/27/2017 6:31:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 79 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | December 26, 2017 | Kyle Mizokami
    America’s fleet of B-52H Stratofortress nuclear bombers are on track to outlast their engines, and the planes need new ones to remain viable past 2030. The U.S. Air Force, which received its first B-52H during the Kennedy administration, wants to replace existing engines with cheaper, more power ones to keep the lumbering jets flying into all the way into the 2040s.
  • Contrived Media Maelstrom Making Ezra Levant the 'Donald Trump of Canada'

    08/25/2017 9:02:32 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 25 Aug, 2017 | Judi McLeod
    That 98 percent of the Canadian mainstream media cabal are piling on CEO Ezra Levant should surprise no one—least of all average Canadians who would be left bereft of a passionate Conservative voice without him. Hoping to shut him down forever, the mainstream media Canadian cabal have made Levant the ‘Donald Trump of Canada’—a person upon whom to posit their hatred on all things right of center. Some 30-plus journalists have now piled on with the sanctimonious National Post having dedicated a five-page hit piece on the ‘Travails of Ezra Levant.’ The federal Conservatives have ducked for cover with...
  • DEA Agent Sentenced for Extortion, Money Laundering and Obstruction in Silk Road Investigation

    10/23/2015 4:28:21 PM PDT · by ExyZ · 5 replies
    US Department of Justice ^ | October 13, 2015 | US Department of Justice
    A former Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent was sentenced today to 78 months in prison for extortion, money laundering and obstruction of justice, which crimes he committed while working as an undercover agent investigating Silk Road, an online marketplace used to facilitate the sale and purchase of illegal drugs and other contraband.
  • Freedom Caucus seeks to force ObamaCare repeal vote

    08/11/2017 6:15:58 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8-11-17 | Peter Sullivan
    The conservative House Freedom Caucus on Friday is planning a move to try and force a vote on an ObamaCare repeal bill. A spokeswoman for the group said members plan to file a "discharge petition," which would force a vote on a repeal bill if it gets signatures from a majority of the House. The move is usually used to go around leadership and try to bring up a measure to the floor for a vote. The plan comes as the Freedom Caucus, and some other Republicans, are pushing to keep the repeal effort alive, despite the Senate's failed vote...
  • "World’s first operational Robocop" hits the streets as Dubai builds robot police force

    05/22/2017 5:36:33 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    Mirror ^ | 05/22/17 | KELLY-ANN MILLS
    Robots are set to make up a quarter of Dubai's police by 2030 - and Robocop is the first The "world's first operational Robocop" has been unveiled in Dubai as part of the emirate's planned robot police force. Robocop started work on Sunday and is already making a name for itself. At 5ft 5in tall and weighing 100kg, it can speak six languages and is designed to read facial expressions. It had an easy start to working life, being unveiled at the three-day long Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference. But when the Expo draws to a close tomorrow, it...
  • Police Officer Brutally Face Slams A Sorority Girl - 9 sec clip

    04/09/2017 10:03:28 AM PDT · by bogusname · 191 replies
    Salt YT ^ | 4/9/2017 | Salt
    Michaella Surat was thrown to the ground outside Bondi Beach Bar in Fort Collins on Thursday night after allegedly hitting one of the officers.
  • Russia, Iran Warn U.S. They Will "Respond With Force" If Syria "Red Lines" Crossed Again

    04/09/2017 8:16:19 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 78 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 04/09/17 | Tyler Durden
    A statement issued on Sunday by a joint command centre consisting of forces of Russian, Iran and allied militia alliance supporting Syrian President Bashar al Assad said that Friday's US strike on the Syrian air base crossed “red lines” and it would "respond with force" to any new aggression while increasing their level of support to their ally. In the statement published by the group on media outlet Ilam al Harbi, the pro-Assad alliances says that “what America waged in an aggression on Syria is a crossing of red lines. From now on we will respond with force to any...
  • The Massive Success of BJP in Uttar Pradesh Election is a referral to the core Hindutva issues.

    03/12/2017 4:34:32 PM PDT · by Hindu Existence · 30 replies
    Hindu Existence News Bureau ^ | 11/03/2017 | Upananda Brahmachari
    PM Modi wins ‘heart’ of India, gets head start for 2019. But, he has to make real his election promises well and ahead. The Massive Success of BJP in Uttar Pradesh Election is a referral to the core Hindutva issues. Upananda Brahmachari | HENB | Haridwar | March 11, 2017:: The assembly election results of five states in 2017 are announced in a ‘Saffron Saturday’. In two states viz. Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, BJP set a record win to form govt there. In Punjab BJP and its ally Shiromani Akali Dal have badly defeated and Congress will form the Govt....
  • Why the Democrats will Never Again be an Electoral Force

    03/02/2017 8:48:32 AM PST · by davikkm · 36 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    Most democratic nations follow a system whereby two or more opposing parties vie for votes, receive a certain amount of representation based on their vote share, and spend their time trying to barter, cajole, or force through legislation that will either be better for their target demographic or ensure new votes in the next cycle. But what happens when the system breaks down? What happens when the purpose of power becomes the holding of power and nothing more? The Democrats have given up seeking votes; now they just want the power.