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  • What Happened To Integrity?

    07/07/2016 6:00:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies ^ | July 7, 2016 | Derek Hunter
    When government officials assume office, we hear a lot about their “great integrity” and “high character.” Maybe the beltway press is working from a different dictionary, but in my 15 years in Washington, I've yet to see it. When was the last time a high-ranking government official resigned in protest or disgust? That's not a rhetorical question. Peter Edelman, a top Health and Human Services bureaucrat, resigned when President Clinton signed welfare reform in the mid-‘90s. But no one in the Clinton administration batted an eye when the president lied to his cabinet officials about his affair with Monica Lewinsky,...
  • Right-wing French politician Jean-Marie Le Pen wants guillotine reintroduced for terrorists

    11/22/2015 6:34:45 PM PST · by markomalley · 40 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 11/21/15 | William Watkinson
    The founder of France's right-wing National Front (NF), Jean Marie Le Pen, has urged the nation to reintroduce the death penalty – with decapitation. As France begins to patch the wounds inflicted by Islamic State (Isis) militants on its streets last Friday, the controversial 87-year-old has called on the nation to think about reintroducing the guillotine.Last Friday, 130 people were murdered in co-ordinated attacks in Paris and in the week following several arrests have been made by French, Belgian and Turkish police across Europe. IS themselves have previously beheaded journalists, aid workers and soldiers in an attempt to shock the...
  • After Paris Attacks, a Political Leader Wants to Bring Back This Medieval Execution for Jihadists

    11/22/2015 11:17:17 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 131 replies
    Independent Journal ^ | November 21, 2015 | JUSTEN CHARTERS
    After Paris Attacks, a Political Leader Wants to Bring Back This Medieval Execution for Jihadists The terrorist attacks in Paris have prompted one political leader to call for turning back the clock to more medieval forms of execution. The leader, Jean Marie Le Pen, who founded France's most popular far-right party, doesn't think that current solutions to fight terrorism are panning out for his countrymen. Newsweek reported on what Le Pen suggests they do instead: The founder of France's far-right National Front (FN) Jean Marie Le Pen urged France to reinstate the death penalty and commit convicted terrorists to the...
  • France Announces it will Use Guillotine on Terrorists(ISIS Leader:Totally Unfair)

    11/21/2015 1:04:34 PM PST · by lbryce · 35 replies
    The Mideast Beast ^ | November 20, 2015 | Roger Pumper
    <p>Following last week’s terrorist attack in Paris, which claimed 129 lives, French President François Hollande announced his intention of finding his inner-Robespierre and employing the guillotine to execute ISIS-linked terrorists.</p> <p>Following France’s announcement, U.S. President Barack Obama formally apologized for ordering an airstrike against ISIS executioner Jihadi John, noting that it would have been much more satisfying to see JJ’s head roll around the public square.</p>
  • Off with their heads! French socialists declare new Assassin's Creed video game is right-wing

    11/18/2014 6:21:21 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 18, 2014 | Sara Malm
    A French left-wing MEP has hit out at the creators of video game Assassin's Creed over their portrayal of Maximilien de Robespierre. A slight artistic liberty from the creators sees the character of Robespierre presented as a psychopathic mass-murderer, which has enraged the French left, Jean-Luc Melenchon claims the depiction of Robespierre, considered by many to have been the architect of the French Revolution, in the latest installation of the game is 'propaganda against the people'.
  • APNewsBreak: Oklahoma court could face impeachment

    04/23/2014 12:56:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 23, 2014 3:38 PM EDT | Sean Murphy
    A member of the Oklahoma House is drafting a resolution seeking the impeachment of state Supreme Court justices who granted a delay of execution to two death-row inmates. Republican state Rep. Mike Christian told The Associated Press on Wednesday that five justices engaged in a “willful neglect of duty.” …
  • The Carmelite Martyrs of Compiegne

    03/26/2014 8:31:41 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Why I Am Catholic ^ | William “Mac” McCarthy
    “Permission to die, Mother?” “Go, my daughter!”During the French Revolution’s Reign of terror, on the evening of July 17, 1794, in Paris’s Place de la Nation, a hardened crowd waited at the guillotine for the carts carrying that day’s “batch” from the Palais de Justice. A heavy stench from the putrefying blood in the pit below the scaffold hung over the plaza. During the five weeks the guillotine had stood in the Place de la Nation, a thousand severed heads had fallen into the blood-stiffened leather bag of Sanson, the Paris executioner. The blood pit had been enlarged once already...
  • Stanford Libraries online archive expands access to French Revolution treasures

    03/22/2014 8:31:11 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Stanford University ^ | March 21, 2014 | GABRIELLE KARAMPELAS
    Participants, spectators and critics produced scores of historical documents during the French Revolution.   These items are now available in the French Revolution Digital Archive, a digital collection recently released by Stanford Libraries.   FRDA brings together two foundational sources for French Revolution research: the Archives parlementaires, a day-to-day record of parliamentary debates and discussions held between 1789 and 1794, and Images de la Révolution française, a vast visual corpus from the collections of the Bibliothèque nationale de France.  The archive was a multiyear endeavor and was developed in response to expressed need by scholars for improved access to their sources, according to...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Scarlet Pimpernel" (1934)

    02/09/2014 11:20:06 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 43 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1934 | Harold Young
  • Just What Was Fundamentally Wrong with Bolshevism?

    11/29/2012 5:29:21 AM PST · by SJackson · 45 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 29, 2012 | Steven Plaut
    I recently read the new biography of Trotsky by Oxford don Robert Service, published in 2009 by Pan Books. It is well-written and surprisingly interesting. The book does a great public service in describing the life of the actual Trotsky, whose previous “biographies” were little more than hagiographies written by his toady worshippers (people like Isaac Deutscher). The last time that I had taken any interest in Trotsky was when I was a teenager and had fleeting delusions of believing in “socialism.” Reading the new book as an adult and as an economist, I found it a useful opportunity to...
  • Not A Halloween Costume: Washington Man Cuts Off Arm With Guillotine

    10/28/2011 10:51:19 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 24 replies
    CBS Seattle ^ | 10/28/11 | CBS Seattle
    BELLINGHAM, Wash. (CBS Seattle) — A Washington man loses his arm from a homemade guillotine. The guillotine unexpectedly dropped on his shoulder Thursday morning at a camp he was living at, severing his arm. He left the arm behind after the accident and rushed to Bellingham Urology Specialists.
  • Eat the Rich (Oh, you gotta read this)

    09/22/2011 1:22:25 PM PDT · by Scythian · 23 replies
    April 13, 2011 | Walter E. Williams
    By Walter E. Williams (Archive) • Wednesday, April 13, 2011 I've often said that I wish there were some humane way to get rid of the rich. If you asked why, I'd answer that getting rid of the rich would save us from distraction by leftist hustlers promoting the politics of envy. Not having the rich to fret over might enable us to better focus our energies on what's in the best interest of the 99.99 percent of the rest of us. Let's look at some facts about the rich laid out by Bill Whittle citing statistics on his RealClearPolitics...
  • Bloodlusting crowds make GOP look bad (LAUGH ALERT)

    09/16/2011 8:00:31 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | September 16, 2011 12:42AM | Roger Simon
    I love the smell of bloodlust in the evening. Not every evening. Just the evenings that have Republican presidential debates. There have been five such debates so far, but only the last two of them have been considered major because they have featured Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who is leading in the polls. Except the debates haven’t really featured him. They have featured the audience. If you have ever asked yourself how crowds could have gathered to cheer public burnings and beheadings in times past, tune in to one of these debates, and you will stop asking. At a Politico/NBC...
  • President Urged to “Get Tough” with Tax Protesters

    04/24/2011 6:32:00 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 23 April 2011 | John Semmens
    In addition to being the traditional date for filing your income tax forms, April 15 has become a day of tax protests across the nation. The persistence of such protests has sparked a call from the left for the President to “crack down on the enemies of social justice.” At an Arkansas anti-Tea Party rally, former Democratic state representative and 2010 Green Party Gubernatorial nominee Jim Lendall suggested that opponents of social justice be threatened with beheading. Citing what he called “the effective use of terror on behalf of the people’s rights during the French Revolution of 1789, Lendall called...
  • Man Kills Self With Homemade Guillotine

    06/10/2010 12:46:23 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 86 replies · 333+ views
    MyFoxHouston ^ | Tuesday, 08 Jun 2010
    A depressed Russian engineer built a macabre homemade guillotine to commit suicide in his bedroom, Pravda reported Tuesday. Troubled Albert Repin told his parents he was building a closet at their Moscow home. But behind his locked bedroom door, the 47-year-old divorced man was secretly building a chilling replica of the 18th century killing machine -- famously used to behead enemies of the French Revolution. Repin spent several days assembling his DIY guillotine out of plywood, rope, and metal sheeting. Finally, he climbed into position before cutting the rope to release the heavy, makeshift blade. "The guillotine did not cut...
  • France: Families flock to look for the ancestors who lost their heads

    03/15/2008 12:16:38 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 33 replies · 1,173+ views
    The Times ^ | 3/15/2008 | Adam Sage
    It is the internet site that contains dark family secrets, unspeakable truths and appalling injustice. The French log on to it in trepidation and in private. Les Guillotinés offers the most complete online list yet established of the French Revolution’s victims and invites users to discover the answer to a terrible question: “Do you have an ancestor who was decapitated?” Hundreds of thousands of people have consulted the death base, created by Raymond Combes, a computer programmer and amateur genealogist. Many more are likely to follow suit. According to one estimate, up to five million French people are descended from...
  • Man Builds Guillotine to Kill Himself

    09/12/2007 8:37:34 PM PDT · by TFFKAMM · 88 replies · 3,037+ views
    (09-12) 14:05 PDT Allen Park, Mich. (AP) -- The body of a 41-year-old man was found in a wooded area next to a guillotine he built and used to kill himself, police said. The man, from the Detroit suburb of Melvindale, was discovered Monday by workers from a shopping center near his home. Allen Park Deputy Police Chief Dale Covert said the roughly six-foot tall guillotine was bolted to a tree and included a swing arm. Covert said police also found several store receipts detailing the materials used to assemble the device...

    12/16/2006 10:26:30 AM PST · by Blogger · 48 replies · 717+ views
    FOX NEWS ON THE AIR ^ | Dec 16, 2006 | Blogger
    Was just watching Fox concerning the controversy over lethal injection in California, NY and elsewhere. A judge thinks they need to revamp the injection formula to insure that they perp doesn't suffer. Mark Klaas was then brought on the air and said that we need to come up with some way of executing that insures no pain or suffering. The only way, he said, to do that is to bring back the Guillotine. For Bible prophecy watchers, this is just one more piece of the puzzle: Revelation 20:4 I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given...

    05/23/2006 8:45:54 PM PDT · by FreeManWhoCan · 46 replies · 1,729+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 20, 2006 | JOE MCGURK and STEFANIE COHEN
    May 20, 2006 -- A man's legs were severed early today as he tried to escape from inside an elevator packed with revelers leaving a party in The Bronx, police and witnesses said. The bizarre accident occurred at 12:15 a.m. when an apartment building elevator at 2395 Tiebout Ave. in the Fordham section got stuck between the first floor and basement, police said. That's when the man - who was not identified, but only described by cops as being in his 20s - was following two other men who had safely climbed out of the elevator to the lobby. As...
  • N. Korea: Zirkle suggestions stir attention pot(offer Jong-il a professorship at Yale)

    05/11/2006 10:11:46 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies · 229+ views
    South Bend Tribune ^ | 04/21/06 | JAMES WENSITS
    Zirkle suggestions stir attention pot Candidate to shred Playboy magazine; discusses Korea. JAMES WENSITS Tribune Political Writer SOUTH BEND -- Give Tony Zirkle props for knowing how to get attention. Zirkle, who is seeking the Republican nomination in the 2nd District congressional race, already has proposed putting deadbeat dads on U.S. border patrol duty and said he would be willing to debate the notion of bringing back the guillotine to punish "porn-pimps" who prey on children. Now, Zirkle says, he will shred a copy of the "original Marilyn Monroe Playboy magazine" at a Monday news conference in his South Bend...