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  • Mao Tse-tung Ornament Hangs on White House Christmas Tree

    12/05/2013 6:05:30 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 36 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 12/5/2013
    White house officials claim they were unaware that ornaments of Mao Tse-tung were hung upon a Christmas Tree there.
  • Outrage Over China’s Plans For Mao’s Birthday

    10/17/2013 3:15:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Sky News ^ | 1:50pm UK, Thursday 17 October 2013
    More than $2.5 billionn (£1.6 billion) is being spent on events to mark the 120th anniversary of the birth of Mao Zedong, to the fury of many Chinese citizens. The money is being directed towards Mao’s birthplace of Shaoshan, where a tourist information center will be renovated and his former residence restored, according to the Changsha Evening News. High-speed rail stations and new highways will also be built to impress the expected influx of visitors. … However, Chinese internet users have criticized the sum of money the city plans to spend—far greater than originally planned—more than 37 years after Mao’s...
  • OREGON: Govt. official: those who resist “gay” marriage must be “rehabilitated”

    08/19/2013 2:03:02 AM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    "Hold high the great red banner of Mao Zedong Thought--thoroughly smash the rotting counterrevolutionary revisionist line in literature and art" - 1967 During the Cultural Revolution in China (1966-1976 – the time when the greatest damage was being done in the name of the Spirit of Vatican II) people were bullied into rejection of the sì jiù, the Four “Olds”: Old Customs, Old Culture, Old Habits, and Old Ideas.  The Four Olds were equated with monsters and demons, “cow ghosts and snake spirits”, that had to be purged.The conforming hoards, taken up in a frenzy of fear and zeal, marched in...
  • China’s Modern Martyrs: From Mao to Now

    06/16/2013 1:05:13 PM PDT · by marshmallow
    C atholic World Report ^ | 6/13/13 | Anthony E. Clark, Ph.D.
    The untold story of the Communist destruction of the Our Lady of Consolation Trappist Abbey at Yangjiaping in 1947Part 1, Accusations“He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him.” John 1:10I have just returned from another year in China where I have witnessed the Church grow. I have seen churches struggle to accommodate the crowds who come for Holy Mass, and I have listened to countless stories of Christian suffering under China’s Communist rule. Over the years I have traveled with, worshipped with, and prayed with Chinese Catholics. Priests have...
  • Mao thriving in Washington

    06/05/2013 9:08:43 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 12 replies
    Asia Times ^ | 06/05/2013 | Noureddine Krichene
    The Wall Street Journal recently published an article titled "Reading Hayek in Beijing", in relation to the award of Manhattan Institute's Hayek Prize to Yang Jisheng, a Chinese journalist and author of Tombstone, a painstakingly researched history of famine in China during the period of Mao Zedong. Prior to the communist revolution, China was a highly advanced economy. With the implementation of Mao's Red Book teachings, China suffered many episodes of starvation, poverty, and economic collapse. Yang lost his father during the famine that took 36 million Chinese lives during 1958-1962. The article noted that the source of all the...
  • Fan of Chairman Mao to help Tory leader Cameron

    04/28/2010 6:11:57 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies · 240+ views
    pajamasmedia.com ^ | April 28, 2010 | Roger Kimball
    Yes, that’s right, possums, Anita Dunn, former Obama aide who told a group of high school students that Mao Tse Tung was one of her two favorite political philosophers [1], has been hired by Tory hopeful David Cameron [2] to help him prep for tomorrow’s televised debate with Nick Clegg and Gordon Brown. The British election hangs in the balance. Ms. Dunn had helped Obama “de-posh” himself during the campaign, showing him how to mimic looks of concern and concentration, how and when to frown, when to smile, and the makeover seemed to work. At any rate, Obama won. Can...
  • O’Reilly: Former Obama adviser Anita Dunn’s PR firm representing Sandra Fluke

    03/08/2012 9:18:10 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 40 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3-8-2012 | Jeff Poor
    O’Reilly: Former Obama adviser Anita Dunn’s PR firm representing Sandra Fluke Jeff Poor March 3, 2012 Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke is being represented by a former Obama adviser’s PR firm, Bill O’Reilly explained on his Thursday night program “The O’Reilly Factor,” suggesting that the young woman was indirectly planted at the center of the contraception controversy by the Obama administration... .............. O’Reilly went on to reveal that SKDKnickerbocker, a PR agency whose managing director is former White House Communications Director Anita Dunn, is now representing Fluke. Dunn is perhaps best known for her attack on Fox News and for...
  • Yang Jisheng: The man who discovered 36 million dead

    11/26/2012 3:53:26 PM PST · by BlueDragon · 29 replies
    BBC News World ^ | 20 November 2012 | Raul Mason
    In the era whose secret he uncovered, a journalist's office would have looked just like the one where Yang Jisheng works now. The tiled floor, the grimy window panes, the desk piled two feet high with papers, envelopes and books. The Mao-era radiators. The cigarette ash and the dust. Under Mao Zedong, Yang's good fortune was to find a job as a reporter with China's state-run Xinhua news agency. His misfortune had been to see his father die of hunger in 1961, at the height of the famine that killed an estimated 36 million people: "When my dad died, I...
  • Propaganda: Collectivist/Statist vs. Individualist

    11/30/2011 8:10:04 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 2 replies
    Renew America ^ | 11-30-11 | Frank Maguire
    "Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythologies, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins — or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that at least he won his own kingdom — Lucifer." Rules for Radicals, Saul Alinsky "A radical programme of social legislation, particularly unemployment insurance; the shifting of the burden of taxation to the wealthy classes; free popular-education — all these and similar measures, which in themselves do...
  • Sidney Rittenberg: Chairman Mao's favourite American (off and on)

    06/30/2011 7:15:22 PM PDT · by decimon · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | June 30, 2011 | Michael Bristow
    As China's Communist Party marks its 90th birthday, one man has a unique perspective - an 89-year-old American ex-Communist who spent 35 years in China and rubbed shoulders with Chairman Mao.Sidney Rittenberg has lived a life usually seen only in Hollywood movies. As a young man, he turned his back on the country of his birth, the United States, and threw in his lot with China's fledgling communist party. He personally knew the revolutionary leader Mao Zedong, spent time in solitary confinement after being accused of spying and, disillusioned, finally returned to America following a second stint in prison. >...
  • Who holds the title of 'Greatest Mass Murderer in History?' (The winner is ....)

    09/17/2010 10:15:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/17/2010 | Rick Moran
    And the winner is... Mao Zedong, founder of the People's Republic of China, qualifies as the greatest mass murderer in world history, an expert who had unprecedented access to official Communist Party archives said yesterday.Speaking at The Independent Woodstock Literary Festival, Frank Dikötter, a Hong Kong-based historian, said he found that during the time that Mao was enforcing the Great Leap Forward in 1958, in an effort to catch up with the economy of the Western world, he was responsible for overseeing "one of the worst catastrophes the world has ever known".Mr Dikötter, who has been studying Chinese rural history...
  • Livelihood Issues: Mao's Great Famine (Book Review: How Mao Killed 43 Million People in Four Years)

    09/06/2010 6:06:59 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 39 replies
    Literary Review ^ | September 2010 | Jonathan Mirsky/Frank Dikötter
    In 1936 Mao Tse-Tung, then a cave-dwelling revolutionary, told Edgar Snow his life story. Snow recorded Mao's self-serving autobiography in Red Star Over China, which for decades made the American's name as the leading reporter in China. Back in China twenty-four years later, Snow was pestered by news agencies enquiring about mass starvation. The Snow of the 1930s had gone into the field to see for himself a prolonged drought in the north-west, where people were rumoured to be selling their children. But this time he relied on his access to top officials such as Premier Zhou Enlai, and foreigners...
  • A Man of Sorrows with joy beyond his companions

    07/11/2010 6:53:59 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 3 replies
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 07/11/2010 | Bev Holmes-Brown
    In the naivety of my early walk I constantly prayed "God let my heart feel as yours feels, let my eyes see as yours see, let my ears hear what yours hear." One day He spoke to my heart and told me that such knowledge would destroy me. I realized I was not made to be able to bear the burdens of humanity, that task is reserved for God alone. I believe that God is a God of strategy and He positions His people in every dark place in the earth and also that it is imperative that we, the...
  • Media Matters laughs off White House ‘Mao’ ornaments as harmless ‘pop culture’ (you rubes!)

    12/28/2009 12:07:43 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 7 replies · 896+ views
    When Media Matters warned readers on Christmas Eve that “posting will be light for the next week and a half,” who knew they meant both quality and quantity. Apparently at a loss for something important to write about — and we all know what a slow news week it’s been — today Media Matters’ Eric “the Excitable” Boehlert posts another vapid, hysterical squib, this one entitled “Surprise! Breitbart’s Big Government doesn’t understand pop culture”. Well, that certainly would be a surprise, since Big Government/Big Hollywood founder Andrew Breitbart lives in Tinseltown, and his site boasts contributors like Saturday Night Live...
  • Mao Transvestite Self-Love Obama X-Max Vs. Love Jesus & Country Reagan X-Mas

    12/25/2009 2:20:41 PM PST · by MaxCUA · 7 replies · 612+ views
    2 videos we have all seen but an interesting and sad change. The 1st video is a Fox News clip of what is acceptable in the Obama White House verse The Reagan White House Address To The Nation On Christmas
  • Its Mao or never... (Video)

    11/22/2009 1:47:20 PM PST · by mainestategop · 1 replies · 332+ views
    Scary video including quotes from Obama's own Tsars supporting one of hisotorys biggest butchers.
  • The Mao The Merrier

    11/16/2009 5:16:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 554+ views
    Investors.com ^ | November 16, 2009
    Officials: Anita Dunn may be leaving with her little red book, but her husband enters as the next White House counsel, bringing experience in suppressing dissent, assaulting the First Amendment and limiting speech. Dunn, whose favorite philosophers include mass murderer Mao Zedong, was expected to leave after a short stint. She rose to fame as chief strategist for former Senate majority leader, now national health care guru, Tom Daschle. While serving as White House communications director, she was the commanding general of the administration "war" on Fox News. Like her philosophical mentor, Mao, and her colleague, FCC diversity czar Mark...
  • Is Anita Dunn Really a Fan of Mao Tse Tung? (Might WH Communications Director mean something else?)

    10/23/2009 6:06:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies · 1,365+ views
    Is Anita Dunn really a fan of Mao Tse Tung, who was one of the most prolific mass murderers of the twentieth century? Glenn Beck, quick the find anything bizarre in the Obama administration, thinks so. Joseph Lawler thinks she must be joking. Anita Dunn did say that her two favorite political philosophers are Mother Theresa and Mao, seemingly as a joke about how very different they are, sort of like pairing Gandhi and Hitler. Then Lawler continues, taking note of the Glenn Beck video: "But then Dunn goes into a somewhat long history of Mao and Chiang Kai Shek...
  • Robert Bauer and Anita Dunn - A Match Made for Obama's White House

    10/22/2009 7:55:22 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 29 replies · 1,831+ views
    Habeldash ^ | 10-22-09 | Chuck Justice
    One of the hot trends on the internet right now is Robert Bauer and his wife, director of White House communications Anita Dunn, henceforth, Anita Dumb. After a little digging it was uncovered that Robert Bauer has quite the rap sheet, which makes him a perfect partner for the Maoist Anita Dumb. Bauer is an attorney who served as general counsel for the president's Brown Shirt operation Obama for America during the presidential campaign and also serves as Obama's personal attorney. Let's take a look at Robert Bauer's achievements during his tenure: * Served as general counsel for Obama for...
  • Mark Steyn: Limbaugh bad, Mao good

    10/21/2009 10:54:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies · 1,515+ views
    The OC Register ^ | 10/21/2009 | Mark Steyn
    Here is a tale of two sound bites. First: "Slavery built the South. I'm not saying we should bring it back; I'm just saying it had its merits. For one thing, the streets were safer after dark." Second: "The third lesson and tip actually comes from two of my favorite political philosophers, Mao Tse Tung and Mother Teresa. Not often coupled with each other, but the two people that I turn to most to basically deliver a simple point, which is: You're going to make choices. ... But here's the deal: These are your choices; they are no one else's....
  • White House Official’s Praise for Mao--Whose Policies Led to Death of 65 Million--Was ‘Pathetic’

    10/19/2009 12:34:59 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 48 replies · 2,366+ views
    cnsnews.com ^ | October 19, 2009 | Fred Lucas
    (CNSNews.com) – White House Communications Director Anita Dunn told high school students in May 2009 that one of her favorite political philosophers was Mao Tse Tung, the Communist dictator responsible for the death of millions of people, and she explained why his philosophy was important for achieving personal and political goals. When questioned last week after a video of her speech surfaced, however, Dunn said she was using “irony” in reference to Mao. A leading expert on China told CNSNews.com that Dunn’s remarks were “pathetic,” given the human rights atrocities committed under Mao’s reign. As first shown on Fox News...
  • The Sayings Of Chairman Barack

    09/02/2009 12:09:08 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 44 replies · 1,821+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    "Before the Speech: Short readings. Notable quotes excerpted (and posted in large print on board) from President Obama's speeches about education. What are our interpretations of these excerpts? Based on these excerpts, what can we infer the President believes is important to be successful educationally?" -- from Dept. of Education, Grades 7-12 Menu of Classroom Activities: Pres. Obama's Address to Students Across America, Sept. 8, 2009 [emphasis added] Great news. Our leader will be addressing all schoolchildren on September 8th. And the Department of Education has helpfully prepared a menu of activities for the day. As you'll note above, 7-12th...
  • The portable Castro: Cuba issues Fidel dictionary [like Mao's little red, Obama's little blue, book]

    08/09/2009 5:48:25 AM PDT · by ETL · 7 replies · 1,156+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | Aug 8, 2009
    HAVANA – Cubans accustomed to hourslong speeches, thousand-word essays and lengthy interviews can now get Fidel Castro at a glance, thanks to a new dictionary of El Comandante's teachings. "Unemployment" and "History" are among the myriad words for which the 339-page paperback provides definitions — based on snippets of speeches, columns and statements dispensed by Castro during the 49 years he governed the communist-run island. The publication, which the government says is meant to provide guidance to Cuban thinkers, calls to mind the "Little Red Book" of the late Chinese communist leader, Chairman Mao Zedong.
  • China: Hidden misery of Mao’s slave teenage brides(to outpopulate Uyghurs in Xinjiang)

    08/02/2009 2:47:28 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies · 947+ views
    The Times (UK) ^ | 08/02/09 | Michael Sheridan
    Hidden misery of Mao’s slave teenage brides Michael Sheridan THE film’s title, 8,000 Girls Ascend the Heavenly Mountain, suggests that Chinese audiences will see a tale of joy when it is aired on television this autumn. It dramatises the lives of thousands of girls aged 13 to 19 who went to China’s remote far west in the 1950s to follow soldiers sent to colonise the turbulent Muslim region. In real life it was a trip to purgatory. As shooting for the film unfolds in Beijing under the watchful gaze of party censors, an astonishing story of mass deception, forced marriages...
  • A Whiff of Fascism from Obama's White House

    03/29/2009 9:48:45 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 78 replies · 3,552+ views
    American Spectator ^ | MARCH 29, 2009 | Matthew Vadum
    There is a whiff of Fascism emanating from the Obama White House. Reports say that the head of GM is quitting under duress from the Obama administration:
  • Park Avenue Gets a Mao [large statue of 'Mao Suit']

    11/25/2008 3:32:09 AM PST · by ETL · 5 replies · 501+ views
    New York Sun (a conservative paper in NYC) ^ | September 8, 2008 | KATE TAYLOR
    The final piece of the Asia Society's exhibition "Art and China's Revolution" was installed over the weekend [Sept 2008]: a 10-foot-tall sculpture of a Mao jacket, by the artist Sui Jianguo, which will stand on a median in the middle of Park Avenue at 70th Street until mid-November. The sculpture, called "Mao Suit," is made of corroded steel and weighs 5-and-a-half tons. It is part of a series of Mao jackets — shown without the head or hands of their famous wearer — that the artist, who is in his 50s, began in the late 1990s and has made in...
  • U.S. ship transits Taiwan Strait after China flap

    11/29/2007 11:17:11 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies · 83+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:50pm EST | Andy Sullivan
    WASHINGTON, Nov 29 (Reuters) - A U.S. aircraft carrier group sailed through the tense waters between China and Taiwan after it was denied entry last week to a Hong Kong port, the U.S. Navy said on Thursday. The USS Kitty Hawk and eight accompanying ships passed through the Taiwan Strait, seen as one of Asia's most dangerous flash points, on their way back to Japan after China barred the carrier group from entering the Hong Kong harbor for a long-planned visit, a spokesman for the U.S. Pacific Command in Hawaii said. "USS Kitty Hawk carrier strike group has transited the...
  • Portrait of communist leader damaged (Mao Zedong's portrait slightly burned)

    05/13/2007 7:59:53 PM PDT · by Wiz · 16 replies · 788+ views
    BEIJING - A man threw a burning object at a portrait of Mao Zedong that hangs over Tiananmen Square in central Beijing, slightly damaging it and prompting police to close the nearby imperial palace, a news report said Sunday. The man, identified as Gu Hai'ou, from the northwestern city of Urumqi, tried to burn the portrait of communist China's first leader on Saturday afternoon, the Xinhua News Agency said. Early Sunday, authorities replaced the portrait, which had a small scorch mark in the lower left corner. "Armed police are guarding the area and visitors are forbidden to enter the Forbidden...
  • Mao a mass killer - Massey lecturer

    05/20/2006 6:00:32 PM PDT · by Byron_the_Aussie · 12 replies · 510+ views
    Manawatu Standard via Stuff.co.NZ ^ | 19 May 2006 | By GRANT MILLER
    Mao a mass killer - Massey lecturer Brainwashed Chinese students should learn the truth about Mao Zedong, a senior Massey University (New Zealand) Chinese lecturer said. Dong Li said the man the students adore is a mass murderer. Mr Li is flabbergasted Chinese students spoke so reverently of Mao, glossing over his murderous regime and comparing him with Jesus Christ, as they protested the lampooning of him on the cover of a student newspaper this week. He said students have been brainwashed by the Chinese government, which keeps the education sector and media under tight control. "Mao is depicted as...
  • Man who defaced Mao's portrait freed after 17 years

    02/23/2006 1:34:38 PM PST · by NYer · 13 replies · 785+ views
    Asia News ^ | February 23, 2006
    The man, a young journalist when he was arrested in 1989, was released yesterday. He was charged and jailed with two friends. At least 70 other people are still in prison from the 1989 protests. Beijing (AsiaNews/SCMP) – Yu Dongyue, who spent 17 years in prison for throwing paint-filled eggs at the Tiananmen Square portrait of Mao Zedong during the 1989 pro-democracy protests, was freed yesterday. But many more dissidents are still languishing in Chinese gulags.Yu, 39, was a journalist from Hunan province. In June 1989 he was sentenced to 20 years for “counter-revolutionary propaganda and incitement” after he and...
  • China frees man jailed in 1989 for throwing paint on Mao Zedong portrait

    02/23/2006 10:31:29 AM PST · by iPod Shuffle · 10 replies · 484+ views
    AP ^ | 2/23/06
    China frees man jailed in 1989 for throwing paint on Mao Zedong portrait By Joe McDonald ASSOCIATED PRESS 8:08 a.m. February 23, 2006 BEIJING – A man who was jailed for throwing paint on Mao Zedong's portrait in Beijing's Tiananmen Square during pro-democracy protests in 1989 has been released after nearly 17 years in prison, his family said Thursday. Yu Dongyue's release early Wednesday came ahead of a U.S. visit by Chinese President Hu Jintao in April. It did not appear to be meant as a gesture to Washington: Yu served his full sentence, unlike other prisoners who have released...
  • Kennedys must take a higher road

    01/11/2006 8:39:11 PM PST · by george76 · 56 replies · 2,098+ views
    Cape Cod Times ^ | January 5, 2006 | SOLON ECONOMOU
    Within the space of a single week, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Sen. Edward Kennedy have managed to mangle reality with op-ed pieces in two of the nation's leading newspapers. ''As an environmentalist, I support wind power,'' began RFK Jr.'s op-ed piece in the New York Times, ... Then he proceeded to once again propagate the inaccuracies repeated like mantras by those opposed to the Nantucket Sound wind farm. ''The noise of the turbines will be audible onshore. A transformer substation would house...40,000 gallons of potentially hazardous oil... The Humane Society estimates the whirling turbines could every year kill thousands...
  • ANOTHER LIBERAL HOAX

    12/24/2005 9:34:00 PM PST · by george76 · 64 replies · 4,407+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | December 24, 2005 | AARON NICODEMUS
    You've probably heard about the UMass student who claimed that Department of Homeland Security agents visited him after he checked out Mao's Little Red Book from the library. Well, he has now admitted that he made the story up.
  • Student Gets Surprise From Mao's Book

    12/18/2005 12:13:41 AM PST · by Deek1969 · 81 replies · 3,714+ views
    Newsmax ^ | NewsMax
    What do you get when you try to check out Mao Tse-Tung's infamous "The Little Red Book" from the library? A visit from Homeland Security agents. At least that's what happened to a senior at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, according to the Standard-Times newspaper of New Bedford, Mass. The college student was visited by federal agents two months ago, after he requested a copy of Mao's tome on communism. Two history professors at UMass Dartmouth, Brian Glyn Williams and Robert Pontbriand, said the student told them he requested the book through the college library's interlibrary loan program. The student,...
  • The real Mao (commie myths exposed)

    10/24/2005 8:41:15 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 11 replies · 789+ views
    National Post - Canada ^ | Monday, October 24, 2005 | Lorne Gunter
    The real Mao Lorne Gunter National Post Monday, October 24, 2005 A new biography of Mao Tse-Tung is forcing the Chinese to re-examine their views of the Great Helmsman. The book appears to be causing at least as much ideological dyspepsia among Mao's Western admirers, of whom there are still many. Mao: The Unknown Story, by the wife-and-husband team of Jung Chang and Jon Halliday, demonstrates convincingly that the founding dictator of communist China was a thug, not a secular saint. He was always as willing to kill his rivals and supporters as his opponents, always bourgeois, arrogant and...
  • Chairman Mao's Reign of Terror--Finally the Truth Comes Out

    10/23/2005 7:12:23 AM PDT · by RayChuang88 · 17 replies · 1,185+ views
    Crosswalk.com ^ | October 20, 2005 | Albert Mohler
    Our moral imagination is haunted by monsters--and the greatest aspect of this horror is the fact that so many monsters are real. Is the world ready to face the reality of Mao Zedong? For the last seven decades or so, Mao has been a focus of admiration among many on the Left. Many Americans have known Mao primarily through the work of sympathetic biographers who became champions of the Chinese Communist regime. For many others, Mao has remained a man of mystery, whose true character and legacy have been hidden from Western eyes. All that is about to change. The...
  • Unmasking Mao

    10/18/2005 4:45:55 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 22 replies · 914+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | October 18, 2005 | Ronald Radosh
    Stalin is supposed to have said, “one death is a tragedy; thousands are but a statistic.” Let us, for a moment then, ponder this statistic, from the very opening sentence of Jung Chang’s and Jon Halliday’s majestic new biography of Chairman Mao: “Mao Tse-tung, who for decades held absolute power over the lives on one-quarter of the world’s population, was responsible for over 70 million deaths in peacetime, more than any other twentieth-century leader.” Think about that for a moment. The staggering figure exceeds that of the deaths caused by Stalin and Hitler combined. But while one can find almost...
  • Gathering storm over China - (deadly serious matter)

    06/08/2005 9:52:35 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 62 replies · 1,737+ views
    WASHINGTON TIMES.COM ^ | JUNE 9, 2005 | SUZANNE FIELDS
    You don't need a fortune cookie to learn that China isn't playing straight with the rest of the world. The men in Beijing may be taking some of their clues from the most important page of Mao Tse-tung's Little Red Book: "Every Communist must grasp the truth, 'Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.'" We've been lulled into thinking the Chinese brand of "free markets" will move that country toward democracy. Maybe someday, eventually, it will. But free markets must be accompanied by personal freedoms and representative government, and that isn't happening. In fact, there are disturbing...
  • Feature: Cracks are showing in Venezuela

    02/09/2002 12:30:41 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies · 713+ views
    UPI ^ | February 9, 2002 | Owain Johnson
    CARACAS, Venezuela, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- When the Organization of American States asked its press freedom expert, Santiago Canton, to report on the state of the independent press in Venezuela, they must have known it was a sensitive mission. President Hugo Chavez's radical populist government does not take kindly to criticism nor does it appreciate outside scrutiny of its internal affairs. It's doubtful, though, that anyone at the OAS expected Canton to fall victim himself to the kind of tactics the Venezuelan press faces every day. Just moments after beginning the final press conference of his four-day visit to ...
  • Building the Wall

    10/03/2004 2:14:29 PM PDT · by skellmeyer · 113+ views
    Bridegroom Press ^ | Steve Kellmeyer
    Religion and politics makes a volatile mix,” or so many are in the habit of saying. That is, after all, the basic justification for Thomas Jefferson’s famed “wall of separation between Church and state,” a wall that was out of date almost from the New Year’s day in 1801 when it was proposed. To see why, let us consider our present situation. Communism and socialism are the purest of economic theory, completely unencumbered by any hint of Christian fundamentalism. Yet, together, the rulers of communist and socialist nations have imprisoned, maimed and slaughtered more people than the last two world...
  • Scarborough Sucks (Up) to Every Liberal on Cable News

    10/01/2004 7:54:31 PM PDT · by rightinthemiddle · 41 replies · 424+ views
    Scarborough Country MSNBC
    "What is it with the Bush family and debates," asks the former conservative congressman from Florida now attempting to join the liberal elite on BSNBC. Interviewing Al Franken and yukking it up now.
  • Suddenly Rush Limbaugh Is Concerned About Conspiracies

    01/05/2004 7:27:17 PM PST · by Theodore R. · 57 replies · 181+ views
    Chuck Baldwin Ministries ^ | 01-06-04 | Baldwin, Chuck
    Suddenly Rush Limbaugh Is Concerned About Conspiracies By Chuck Baldwin Food For Thought From The Chuck Wagon January 6, 2004 Nationally syndicated radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh has seen the light, or maybe felt the heat. In either case, he suddenly realizes the consequences of living in a society where government agencies have unfettered access to personal information and where individuals have little or no constitutional protections. Welcome back, Rush. For years, Limbaugh has impugned, denigrated, and chastised any caller who dared bring up the subject of federal encroachment on individual liberties, calling them "conspiracy nuts," or worse. He...
  • The Bone in Beijing's Throat

    12/22/2003 7:30:21 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 41 replies · 301+ views
    WND.com ^ | 12-22-03 | Buchanan, Patrick J.
    The bone in Beijing's throat Posted: December 22, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2003 Creators Syndicate, Inc. During the early Cold War, Nikita Khrushchev referred to West Berlin, the free city of 2 million surrounded by the Red Army and East Germany, as "a bone in our throat." That bone helped kill the Soviet Empire. Now, the bone in Beijing's throat is Taiwan. Though the island was ruled by the mainland for only four years of the 20th century, Beijing claims Taiwan as a lost province. Before 1945, Taiwan was a colony of Japan, which had seized it in the...
  • Charley Reese Previews "Great New Book" on War on Terror

    09/08/2003 6:49:05 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 3 replies · 189+ views
    King Features Syndicate, Inc. ^ | 09-08-03 | Reese, Charley
    Great New Book If you want to know what is really going on in President Bush's War on Terror, read "Terrorism and Tyranny: Trampling Freedom, Justice, and Peace to Rid the World of Evil," by James Bovard. What is so valuable about Bovard's work is that it is just plain, fact-based, footnoted reporting. He is not a polemicist, and you will find no shrill arguments, no straw men, no rants, no name-calling such as you find in most of the quickie political books that people grind out these days. Instead, you get a sober recitation of the facts set within...
  • Book tells how John Wayne survived Soviet assassination (Joseph Stalin orderd the hit)

    08/01/2003 12:03:52 PM PDT · by weegee · 33 replies · 1,106+ views
    The Guardian UK ^ | Friday August 1, 2003 | Nick Paton Walsh in Moscow
    Joseph Stalin ordered the KGB to assassinate John Wayne because he considered his anti-communist rhetoric a threat to the Soviet Union, according to a new biography of the film star based on interviews with Wayne's close associates and the movie legend Orson Welles. Stalin apparently learned of Wayne's popularity from the Russian filmmaker Sergei Gerasimov, who attended a peace conference in New York in 1949. Michael Munn, a film historian and author of John Wayne - The Man Behind The Myth, said Gerasimov told Stalin of Wayne's fervent anti-communist beliefs. "Stalin decided that he would have him killed," said Mr...