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  • Former Kazakhstan uranium czar blames imprisonment on sale of Clinton-linked Canadian company to ...

    11/02/2017 12:12:22 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    National Post ^ | 11/2/17 | Tom Blackwell
    Mukhtar Dzhakishev is by all accounts in miserable shape.Languishing in a “harsh” Kazakhstan prison colony that was once part of Stalin’s gulag system, he suffers from hypertension, hardened arteries and kidney disease likely triggered by a severe beating.“His life is constantly at risk,” one human-rights group warned in September, as it urged the international community to advocate on Dzakishev’s behalf.Largely unable to communicate with the outside world, the former head of Kazakhstan’s state uranium conglomerate has made one thing clear: he blames his arrest and 14-year prison term at least in part on a Canadian company’s corporate dealings.More specifically, Dzakishev...
  • Israeli NGO Wins Historic $330m. judgment against North Korea... (Shurat HaDin Wins Suit)

    04/12/2015 11:57:36 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 4 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 04/13/2015 | Yonah Jeremy Bob
    The case was over the abduction of Dong-Shik, a South Korean who was a permanent resident of the US and had spent seven years providing aid and proselytizing to North Korean defectors. An Israeli NGO announced on Monday that a US federal court in Washington, DC has granted it a historic $330 million default award judgment against North Korea in a civil damages trial for wrongful death, torture and kidnapping. The judgment, only announced Monday, but written on April 9, included $15 million dollars each to the son and brother of Reverend Dong Shik Kim, presumed dead, as well as...
  • Clinton Says Half Of Trump Supporters Are In The “Basket Of Deplorables” (speech transcript incl.)

    09/09/2016 8:54:37 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 82 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | September 9. 2016 | Ruby Cramer, Katherine Miller
    She characterized half of Trump supporters as people to “empathize with.” She characterized the other half as “the racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic — you name it.”Speaking to donors on Friday night, Hillary Clinton outlined what she sees as the two types of Trump supporters. First, there are those in the “basket of deplorables” — who include racists, xenophobes, and homophobes, and make up about “half” of Trump’s supporters, Clinton said. She called this group “irredeemable.” Second, there are the people who “don’t buy everything he says,” but want desperately to see change. She said this group was worthy of...
  • Remembering the Forsaken A Review of the book The Forsaken An American Tragedy In Stalin’s Russia

    04/22/2010 10:09:29 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 8 replies · 297+ views
    Tradition Family and Property ^ | Francis Slobodnik | Tuesday, 12 January 2010
    Remembering the Forsaken Written by Francis Slobodnik    Tuesday, 12 January 2010 18:51   A Review of the book The Forsaken, An American Tragedy In Stalin’s Russia by Tim Tzouliadis     In times of social and political turmoil, it is not uncommon for men to grasp for what appear to be easy solutions. Oftentimes, these impulsive decisions can have disastrous consequences. There is nothing meritorious about change in and of itself. The virtuous person prayerfully reasons through the options before making decisions. Men with little virtue grab desperately for anything that, on the surface, appears will improve their...
  • I was a prisoner of Castro’s regime. Obama’s visit to Cuba is a mistake.

    03/21/2016 11:18:51 AM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 21 , 2016 | Armando Valladares
    Ahead of resident Obama's historic visit, Castro's Cuba is more oppressive than ever. An Afro-Cuban dissident who spent time in Fidel Castro’s gulags, Oscar Biscet is one of many people that represent the real Cuba, the people who will be hidden from sight as resident Obama visits this week. While the resident basks in the Cuban sun and in photo-ops with its heavy-handed dictator, the fate and freedom of political resisters like Biscet remains grim. Biscet is free now in technical terms, but in reality, he remains among a cohort of dissenters who still live in an invisible prison: a...
  • Facebook, Google, Twitter agree to delete hate speech in 24 hours: Germany

    01/09/2016 11:12:15 AM PST · by Lorianne · 61 replies
    Reuters ^ | 15 December 2015
    Germany said on Tuesday that Facebook, Google and Twitter have agreed to delete hate speech from their websites within 24 hours, a new step in the fight against rising online racism following the refugee crisis. The government has been trying to get social platforms to crack down on the rise in anti-foreigner comments in German on the web as the country struggles to cope with an influx of more than 1 million refugees this year. The new agreement makes it easier for users and anti-racism groups to report hate speech to specialist teams at the three companies, German Justice Minister...
  • SPLC labels law firm representing Kim Davis a ‘hate group’

    10/08/2015 5:58:17 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 37 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/1/15 | Father Mark Hodges
    MONTGOMERY, Alabama, October 7, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has labeled Liberty Counsel, the law firm representing and supporting Christian Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, who famously went to jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, a "hate group." Pointing to evidence that Liberty Counsel supports Christian beliefs on homosexuality, SPLC placed the group on a list of "hate groups" alongside other organizations such the Ku Klux Klan, the ultra-violent New Black Panther Party, and neo-Nazi white supremacist groups. On a page explaining the "hate" designation, the SPLC include quotes by Liberty Counsel founder...
  • A Textbook Case on Organized Internet Lynching ( by Senator Elizabeth Warren )

    10/05/2015 4:15:31 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Points and Figures ^ | October 5th, 2015 | Jeff Carter
    One of the dangers of the the social internet is the potential to destroy someone. We have seen it with liberals attacking conservatives over issues. But, rarely have we seen it when one group attacks itself. The Wall Street Journal has an editorial today about how a person at the Brookings Institution think tank was deliberately attacked by Senator Elizabeth Warren. What’s pretty clear is that it was organized behind the scenes and launched. It wasn’t random. You might have read about thought police in science fiction. They aren’t science fiction anymore. What was his crime? Using cost-benefit analysis, Robert...
  • Honor the Victims of Communism and Nazism On Black Ribbon Day

    08/24/2015 11:45:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2015 | Gabriella Hoffman
    The Soviet Union may have collapsed, but its decades’ long reign of terror shall not be forgotten. The 20th century was marked by intense tragedy due to the pernicious ideologies of National Socialism and global communism that killed over 100 million people. Millions suffered and died under the tyrannical rule of both Adolph Hitler in Nazi Germany and Joseph Stalin in the Soviet Union, respectively. While the former usually receives resounding condemnation, the latter – particularly the Soviet variant – is wholly ignored by many today. That is why it is imperative to celebrate Black Ribbon Day on August 23rd,...
  • Phil Robertson and Bill Maher Should Be Imprisoned for 'Hate Speech,' Human Rights Activist Says

    03/19/2015 3:31:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 88 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | March 19, 2015 | Napp Nazworth
    A human rights activist and writer is dismayed that there are no laws that allow the imprisonment of those who state certain offensive positions, such as Bill Maher and Phil Robertson. If the United States were a "civilized country" like those in Europe, Tanya Cohen wrote for Thought Catalog, then Robertson, a reality show star on A&E's "Duck Dynasty," "would have been taken before a government Human Rights Tribunal or Human Rights Commission and given a fine or prison sentence for the hateful and bigoted comments that he made about LGBT people." Among the types of speech that should be...
  • Top Nazi Hunter: Eastern Europe Rewrote the Holocaust

    01/27/2015 11:21:02 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    INN ^ | 1/27/2015, 8:13 PM | Benny Toker, Ari Yashar
    Dr. Efraim Zuroff, the head Nazi hunter at the Simon Wiesenthal Center, told Arutz Sheva on Tuesday in time for International Holocaust Memorial Day that the battle over the Holocaust lives on—and is being waged on the field of public memory. According to Zuroff, aside from the widespread scourge of Holocaust denial, a new phenomenon has reared its head recently in eastern Europe, where there are attempts to minimize the genocidal horrors committed against the Jewish people and revise history. “This phenomenon should worry the state of Israel and the Foreign Ministry,” emphasized Zuroff. “In post-Communist eastern Europe, they’re trying...
  • Liberals Want to Throw Us All In Jail. Or Worse.

    09/22/2014 7:57:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 63 replies
    Poerline ^ | 9/22/14 | John Hinderaker
    The totalitarian impulse is all too familiar: since I represent Progress (and, of course, everyone who acts in the political realm fervently believes that he represents Progress) those who stand in my way are retrograde–evil, really–forces, that belong in the dustbin of history. Therefore, I might have to lock them up or kill them to ensure that Progress prevails. Until recently, the totalitarian impulse has been blessedly absent from American politics. Now, however, the American left has caught the totalitarian bug that infected Lenin, Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, Mao, Ho Chi Minh, Castro, and so many others. A case in point:...
  • IRS Gives 'Death Penalty' to Conservative Critic

    04/23/2014 5:44:59 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 19 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | April 23, 2014 | Mark J. Fitzgibbons
    When the IRS revokes tax-exempt status of a 501(c)(3) organization, the sanction is considered so severe that tax practitioners refer to it as the “death penalty.” The IRS recently gave the death penalty to the Patrick Henry Center for Individual Liberty. As reported at The Blaze, “The IRS said the group forfeited its status by promoting regularly politically charged articles written by Patrick Henry Center founder Gary Aldrich, a former FBI agent.” Aldrich is a best-selling author, considered a hero or an enemy, depending on one’s view, for exposing Bill Clinton’s escapades. He’s also a friend to many constitutional conservatives....
  • A New, More Sinister IRS Scandal

    04/17/2014 9:35:50 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 17, 2013 | J. Christian Adams
    Yesterday was a significant day in the IRS abuse scandal. The scandal evolved from being about pesky delays in IRS exemption applications to a government conniving with outside interests to put political opponents in prison. Emails obtained by Judicial Watch through the Freedom of Information Act reveal Lois Lerner cooking up plans with Justice Department officials to talk about ways to criminally charge conservative groups that are insufficiently quiet. Larry Noble, a law professor now with the Soros-funded Campaign Legal Center , was cited in the emails as someone agitating to jail conservatives who “falsely” report on IRS forms that...
  • Call climate change what it is: violence

    04/09/2014 4:22:32 PM PDT · by ClaytonP · 46 replies
    If you're poor, the only way you're likely to injure someone is the old traditional way: artisanal violence, we could call it – by hands, by knife, by club, or maybe modern hands-on violence, by gun or by car. But if you're tremendously wealthy, you can practice industrial-scale violence without any manual labor on your own part. You can, say, build a sweatshop factory that will collapse in Bangladesh and kill more people than any hands-on mass murderer ever did, or you can calculate risk and benefit about putting poisons or unsafe machines into the world, as manufacturers do every...
  • A jail by another name—China labor camps now drug detox centers

    12/01/2013 8:22:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:20pm EST | John Ruwitch
    Li Zhongying was freed from a Chinese labor camp ahead of schedule in September because, guards told her, the government was scrapping “re-education through labor”, a heavily criticized penal system created in the 1950s. Several hundred other inmates were not so lucky, she said. Like Li, they were held without trial and forced to do factory work under what she called “cruel” conditions. They remained because they were drug offenders, she told Reuters. Many of China’s re-education through labor camps, instead of being abolished in line with a ruling Communist Party announcement this month, are being turned into compulsory drug...
  • China reforms: One-child policy to be relaxed (re-education/labor camps abolished)

    11/15/2013 9:39:26 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/15/13 | BBC
    China is to relax its policy of restricting most couples to having only a single child, state media say. In future, families will be allowed two children if one parent is an only child, the Xinhua news agency said. The proposal follows this week's meeting of a key decision-making body of the governing Communist Party. Other reforms include the abolition of "re-education through labour" camps and moves to boost the role of the private sector in the economy. The BBC's Celia Hatton, in Beijing, says most of the changes have already been tested in parts of the country. Officials announce...
  • This Is America and We Can Take It

    11/09/2012 8:26:27 AM PST · by Jeanette Pryor · 18 replies
    Jeanette M. Pryor Writer ^ | November 9,2012 | Jeanette Pryor
    I am an American. If I end up in a gulag, I will make vodka from potato peels and sell it for a profit. If there are no potato peels, I will use grass. If there is no grass, I will invent the first method of extracting vodka from thin air. I will sell the technology and the vodka. And the air. I am an American. This is America And we can take it.
  • Universal healthcare & gun control cause the holocaust 5:The gulag

    09/03/2011 8:54:47 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 1 replies
    youtube ^ | John Hunter
    Episode 5 of how socialized medicine and weapons bans will lead to the end of our liberty and freedom. This features footage of soviet gulags and mental hospitals used to isolate and torture dissidents and opponents of liberal policy as well as a special guest appearence by Actor and Former president Ronald Reagan, warning us on the dangers of Universal healthcare.
  • The Forgotten Evil behind the Iron Curtain

    10/08/2010 2:53:34 AM PDT · by Scanian · 6 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 08, 2010 | Richard Baehr
    Gulag Boss: A Soviet Memoir by Fyodor Vasilevich Mochulsky, Oxford University Press, 2010 The Firm: This Inside Story of the Stasi by Gary Bruce, Oxford University Press, 2010 An entire American generation has come of age since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet empire in Eastern Europe. The new threat is Islamic radicalism, and only North Korea, a nation that has developed a nuclear weapons program and missile delivery systems, which it sells to other rogue regimes, gets much attention as a holdover of the "second world" -- the Communist nations that were for...