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  • See No Evil? Then it will take you by surprise.

    07/26/2017 7:57:40 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 11 replies
    City Journal ^ | Summer, 2017 | Myron Magnet
    Incredibly, it wasn’t until I was 19 that I learned that there had been a Holocaust. My hyper-assimilated, New England Jewish family and friends looked only to the present and future. We focused on the polio vaccine that promised to banish the iron lungs that had been our childhood terror. We trusted in the United Nations, whose gleaming buildings my father took me to see when they were brand-new, and from which I came away with hopeful admiration—mixed, however, with a vague sense, which I couldn’t have put into words then, that perhaps an enterprise housed in architecture so grandiosely...
  • Mr Kipling's Exceedingly Good Art: Lockwood Kipling Emerges From His Son Rudyard's Shadow

    02/09/2017 8:35:49 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 14 January 2017 | Alistair Smart
    Mr Kipling's exceedingly good art: Lockwood Kipling emerges from his son Rudyard's shadow in the V&A's splendid new exhibitionVictoria & Albert Museum, LondonUntil April 2 You certainly wouldn’t call Lockwood Kip­ling a household name. If he’s remembered at all, it tends to be incidentally: as father of the Nobel Prize-winning author Rudyard. A splendid new exhibition at the V&A, however, reveals what an interesting Victorian ­figure he was in his own right. Born in 1837, Lockwood was the son of a Methodist minister, but – inspired by a teenage visit to the Great Exhibition at Crystal Palace – he opted...
  • (VANITY) Rudyard Kipling on the 2016 Election

    10/08/2016 10:23:14 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 11 replies ^ | 10-08-2016 | Vanity adaptation of Rudyard Kipling
    If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all RINOs doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies, Or being hated, don’t give way to hating, And your hair don’t look too good, nor talk too wise: If you can dream—and not make dreams your master; If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with Hillary and Paul Ryan And...
  • Listen to this freaky recording that is used to train elite soldiers to survive (TRUNC)

    12/19/2015 1:50:18 PM PST · by Mariner · 49 replies
    Business Insider ^ | December 17th, 2015 | By Amanda Macias
    Anyone who has ever attended the US Navy's Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape school will never forget Rudyard Kipling's poem "Boots," according to SERE graduate and Navy veteran Ward Carroll. Carroll, who attended SERE in 1984, particularly remembers Kipling reciting his poem "Boots" over and over again in a very haunting voice while he was detained in a small cell. SERE school is designed to train US troops on how to survive if they are captured and tortured. Recruits enter a simulated prisoner of war camp that retired Navy SEAL Brandon Webb explained was a "boot camp on steroids," in...
  • Rudyard Kipling and "The Gods of the Copybook Headings"

    07/01/2015 11:10:54 PM PDT · by No One Special · 32 replies ^ | circa 2000 | Martin S. Spiller
    Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was an English poet, short-story writer, and novelist chiefly remembered for his celebration of British imperialism, and also for his tales and poems of British soldiers in India.  He wrote classic poems and stories which include (among many others) "The Jungle book", a children's book of short stories which contains the famous story "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi", the poems "Gunga Din" and "Mandalay". He also wrote the novels "The Man Who Would Be King" and "Captains Courageous", as well as his two most famous poems, "The Gods of the Copybook Headings" and "IF__".  He was born in India, and...
  • Slow-Footed Female Scorpions Quicker to Sting

    06/06/2014 1:03:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Female scorpions may sting more quickly to compensate for their slower running speed, new research shows. And that sluggish running, and extra female fierceness, may be a result of the extra weight they carry from pregnancy, the researchers said. "The females are heavier, and they can't sprint as fast," said study co-author Bradley Carlson, an ecologist at The Pennsylvania State University. "Heavier ones have to compensate for that by stinging more." [In Photos: Top 10 Deadliest Animals ] Top 10 Fastest Land Animals Past studies had suggested that female scorpions tended to be extra aggressive, wielding their venom-packed stingers more...
  • Tommy - by Rudyard Kipling (1890)

    05/26/2014 9:13:22 AM PDT · by llevrok · 17 replies ^ | 3/1/1890 | Rudyard Kipling
    I went into a public-'ouse to get a pint o' beer, The publican 'e up an' sez, "We serve no red-coats here." The girls be'ind the bar they laughed an' giggled fit to die, I outs into the street again an' to myself sez I: O it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Tommy, go away"; But it's "Thank you, Mister Atkins", when the band begins to play, The band begins to play, my boys, the band begins to play, O it's "Thank you, Mister Atkins", when the band begins to play. I went into a theatre as sober as...
  • Sunday Movie Break~ Gunga Din

    04/27/2014 4:20:57 PM PDT · by mylife · 46 replies
    kipling ^ | 1939 | rudyard kipling
    One of the best films ever and a great Sunday film
  • The Law of the Jungle

    01/18/2014 1:33:48 PM PST · by waterhill · 39 replies
    a long time ago | Kipling
    Love me some Kipling
  • Happy New Year!

    12/31/2012 12:44:23 PM PST · by DanMiller · 8 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | December 31, 2012 | Dan Miller
    2012 was a grim year. There have been many others. May 2013 and all following years be far better! It's pretty much up to us. There have been reasons for sadness.[youtube] Video link If we are to survive as a constitutional republic, our hopes and our spirits must remain high even in the face of defeat.[youtube] Video link We all have work to do. This should help us to do it. One of my favorite poets, Rudyard Kipling, wroteIF you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you...
  • We Are Liberals; They Are Serviles

    07/17/2011 9:46:04 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7/17/11 | William A. Levinson
    The concept that the power to name a thing is the power to control that thing was prevalent in the beliefs of many ancient societies, and it holds true in many ways even today. In fact, the psychological science behind this belief -- specifically the fact that whichever side controls the language of an argument controls the argument itself -- shows how the collectivist left has perpetrated an identity theft of unprecedented proportions. The left has stolen the True Name of Conservatism and used that Name to promote a collectivist or even totalitarian agenda that goes against everything that Name...
  • Revisiting a beloved classic from my childhood

    05/30/2011 6:45:02 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 58 replies
    Self | 5/30/'11 | Zionist Conspirator
    My life is undergoing a bit of a disruption right now (hence my ceasing to post the weekly Torah readings). But to calm my nerves I have been re-reading the original Jungle Books by Rudyard Kipling. This is the first time I have done so in a very long time, and I am amazed at how much I remember. Those stories really make an impression. I have read all the Mowgli stories before (except for "In the Rukh," which I recently read online), but except for "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi" I had not read any of the non-Mowgli stories in the Jungle Books...
  • IF (with apologies to Rudyard Kipling)

    03/20/2011 6:16:53 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 26 replies
    The velveted paws of the typing tabby ^ | 03-20-2011 | grey_whisker
    If If you can keep your smile when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But feel superior because OF their doubting too; If you can claim you are the one for whom we're waiting, Or, throw others under the bus, yet deal in lies, Or, watch Reverend Wright for twenty years and not see hating, And keep cred both in the 'hood, and midst the wise; If you can Dream - with a book "Dreams From My Father"; But writing for Harvard Law Review just...
  • Glenn Beck: The Gods of the Copybook Headings

    06/10/2010 8:05:46 AM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 6 replies · 341+ views
    The Radio Patriot ^ | June 10, 2010 | Andrea Shea King
    "RUDYARD KIPLING 1865-1936 " Glenn had some fun during his second hour mocking the abject stupidity and craven ignorance of people like Rosie O'Donnell and Helen Thomas. (Listen to audio 3:44) In his second hour Glenn had more fun with a handful of the 512 comments left at a Huffington Post review of the newly released trailer (above) promoting Glenn's book "The Overton Window" due out five days from now. (Listen to audio 2:39) Glenn knows that anything with his name attached to it will attract derisive comments. And it certainly did, with most of the brainiac commenters on the...
  • The Man Who Would Be King (What Kipling tells us about Barack Obama)

    06/28/2010 7:18:36 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 12 replies
    WSJ ^ | June 27, 2010 | Bret Stephens
    'The slut's bitten me!' says he, clapping his hand to his neck, and, sure enough, his hand was red with blood. Billy Fish and two of his men catches hold of Dan by the shoulders and drags him into the Bashkai lot, while the priests howl in their lingo, 'Neither God nor devil, but a man!' And so it came to pass that Barack Obama, like Kipling's "Emperor" Daniel Dravot, was bitten, bloodied and forsaken. If you've read "The Man Who Would Be King" or seen the film, you know how it ends: Dravot, self-proclaimed divinity and King of Kafiristan,...
  • "The City Of Brass": prophetic poem by Kipling

    04/09/2010 11:37:09 PM PDT · by VeritatisSplendor · 4 replies · 484+ views
    Public domain | 1909 | Rudyard Kipling
    Title: "The City Of Brass" Author: Rudyard Kipling 1909 Here was a people whom after their works thou shalt see wept over for their lost dominion: and in this palace is the last information respecting lords collected in the dust. _The Arabian Nights_ _In a land that the sand overlays--the ways to her gates are untrod-- A multitude ended their days whose fates were made splendid by God, Till they grew drunk and were smitten with madness and went to their fall, And of these is a story written: but Allah alone knoweth all!_ When the wine stirred in their...
  • Obama, Kipling, and the Bomb

    04/06/2010 6:29:46 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies · 618+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | April 6, 2010 | Roger Kimball
    So, Barack Obama, in pursuit of a world in which nuclear weapons are “obsolete,” just announced [1] that he is “revamping American nuclear strategy to substantially narrow the conditions” under which the United States would use such weapons. To set an “example” to other nations, the president also announced that the United States was renouncing the development of any new nuclear weapons. What sort of “example” do you suppose this sets? To begin to comprehend what the president has in mind, contemplate these two declarations, just reported in The New York Times: For the first time, the United States is...
  • Rudyard Kipling, India and Edward Said [Defending Kipling from his Muslim Detractors!]

    03/01/2010 7:55:39 AM PST · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 16 replies · 934+ views
    New English Review ^ | March 2010 | Ibn Warraq
    There is a marvellous passage in Kim where Kipling good-humouredly pats himself on the back and is asking for our applause for the way that he has totally immersed himself in India, and has mastered all the nuances of caste, creed and etiquette. Practically every Westerner writing gushingly about India commits unforgiveable solecisms- there are traps for the unwary and untutored. Modern films like the ridiculous “Gandhi’ are the most egregious sinners. Here is the passage from Kim....
  • On the Greatness of Kipling's Kim

    02/13/2010 10:07:20 PM PST · by flowerplough · 6 replies · 271+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 13 Feb | James Lewis
    When Rudyards cease from Kipling And Haggards Ryde no more ... So goes the wittiest couplet in English. But it falls short by pairing two writers who are only superficially alike: Ryder Haggard and Rudyard Kipling. Only Kipling comes close to real greatness when he is at his best, even on a par with Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Tolstoy. We are not supposed to know this because Rudyard Kipling is (wrongly) damned by the Left for his supposed British imperialism and aggravated normalcy. The Left controls the organs of propaganda, and in Britain, the cultural Left has been in control for...
  • The Servant When He Reigneth [A poem by Rudyard Kipling

    12/24/2009 10:03:50 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 19 replies · 923+ views
    Poem Hunter ^ | Rudyard Kipling
    For three things the earth is disquieted, and for four which it cannot bear. For a servant when he reigneth, and a fool when he is filled with meat; for an odious woman when she is married, and an handmaid that is heir to her mistress. -- Prov. XXX. 21-22-23. Three things make earth unquietAnd four she cannot brookThe godly Agur counted themAnd put them in a book --Those Four Tremendous CursesWith which mankind is cursed;But a Servant when He ReignethOld Agur entered first.An Handmaid that is MistressWe need not call upon.A Fool when he is full of MeatWill fall...