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  • Commentary: Ann Coulter Says Blacks Need More Guns

    04/23/2012 6:56:40 PM PDT · by marktwain · 36 replies
    bet.com ^ | 23 April, 2012 | Cord Jefferson
    Did you ever think you’d live to see the day when you could make a Venn diagram for ultraconservative commentator Ann Coulter and historic Black leader Malcolm X? Well, if you’re reading this, you’ve lived to see that day. In an interview on Bill O’Reilly’s Fox News program last week, Coulter said that, in the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting, African-Americans should begin arming themselves. Here’s the full context of the conversation: Coulter: We are going to have a trial, but I was just making the point that if what [MSNBC] is claiming happened — that George Zimmerman stalked...
  • The Left’s ‘Colonel Kurtz’ Summer

    04/23/2012 2:14:05 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 4 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 4-23-2012 | David Steinberg - Commentary
    April 23, 2012The Left’s ‘Colonel Kurtz’ Summer For the self-aware Leftist, a Court ruling against Obamacare will — must — result in a terrible realization.David SteinbegThe complexity of a proposed solution can suggest great intellect, but if the problem is summing one and one, only a mid-century German philosopher would suggest a sufficiently complex solution could get us to three. And so goes Obamacare, and with it much of the Left’s ideology.The upcoming Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare cannot bury Leftism in a moment’s time; perhaps it will not even precipitate Barack Obama’s defeat. But do not ignore the potential:...
  • Homes abandoned amid riot warnings in Chicago

    04/21/2012 6:20:34 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 80 replies
    WND ^ | April 21, 2012 | Aaron Klein
    In a sign of what may be coming, residents of a Chicago condo building located near the site of next month’s NATO summit have been asked to leave for the event or risk being caught in a storm of rioters. WND first reported in August 2011 that radicals, some with ties to President Obama, were planning to riot during the NATO summit. FOX Chicago News reported the people living in the 17-floor Library Tower building at 520 South State Street were warned in a letter from condo management that “we are STRONGLY recommending that all residents find places to stay...
  • Marriott promoting discounts to gay couples

    04/21/2012 2:35:40 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 90 replies
    times247.com ^ | Billy Hallowell
    The Marriott hotel chain is known for its comfortable rooms and amenities. But in addition to a plethora of appeasing services, the popular company also offers value packages to individuals who are gay. Curiously, numerous hotels within the Marriott chain offer what they call “OUT” packages. At the Renaissance Washington Marriott in Washington, D.C., for instance, the deal includes chocolate covered strawberries, sparking wine upon arrival and a copy of NaviGaytour Magazine, among other benefits. ... The main thrust of the deals seem to be predicated upon an urge to attract a gay customer base, while distinguishing the company as...
  • Merkel ally says Islam not part of Germany

    04/21/2012 2:17:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:36am EDT | Madeline Chambers
    A leading conservative politician said on Thursday that Islam did not belong in Germany, fuelling tension at a conference on integrating Muslims that also debated a controversial Salafist campaign to hand out copies of the Koran across the country. "Islam is not part of our tradition and identity in Germany and so does not belong in Germany," Volker Kauder, head of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives in parliament, told the Passauer Neue Presse. "But Muslims do belong in Germany. As state citizens, of course, they enjoy their full rights," he added. His remarks added to a highly charged nationwide debate about...
  • The Washington establishment is trying to defeat conservative insurgents

    04/21/2012 1:40:44 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 11 replies
    Senate Conservative Fund Email | April 21, 2012 | Timothy P. Carney/Jim DeMint
    Please read this story. The Washington establishment is trying to defeat conservative insurgents. We need to work together to level the financial playing field for Don Stenberg, Ted Cruz, and Mark Neumann. ------------------------------------- Washington Examiner | April 18, 2012 K Street and Tea Party again fight for soul of GOP By Timothy P. Carney Big business and the Tea Party are at swords' points once again, with GOP Senate primaries for the second straight election becoming proxy battles in the war over the soul of the Republican Party. Conservative insurgents pose serious threats this year to establishment Republicans in at...
  • Researchers make alternatives to DNA and RNA

    04/21/2012 10:34:28 AM PDT · by OldNavyVet · 6 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 21 April 2012 | Eryn Brown
    DNA and RNA molecules are the basis for all life on Earth, but they don't necessarily have to be the basis for all life everywhere, scientists have shown.
  • Earth Day Special: The Media's Top 25 Worst Environmental Quotes

    04/20/2012 5:06:45 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 7 replies
    mrc.org ^ | Geoffrey Dickens
    25. Billions of Lives At Risk“Will Billions Die from Global Warming?” — ABC’s on-screen graphic from the January 31, 2007 Good Morning America. 24. Who Needs Tanks, When You’ve Got the EPA? “And yet, Congresswoman Schneider, in 1989, fiscal 1989 as we say in America, the Environmental Protection Agency got $5.1 billion dollars and the Defense Department got $290 billion dollars. What’s that tell us about our priorities?” — ABC anchor Peter Jennings on the September 12, 1989 Capital to Capital special “The Environment: Crisis In the Global Village.” 23. $6 a Gallon Gas Will Save the Earth! “You’re also...
  • Knights Of Columbus CEO Calls For 'The Next Great Awakening'

    04/20/2012 3:45:40 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 5 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | April 19, 2012 | Craig Bannister/ Carl A. Anderson
    In Address To National Catholic Prayer Breakfast In his address at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast today in Washington, DC, Knights of Columbus CEO and Chair Carl A. Anderson called for "the next great awakening in America." Anderson cited previous Great Awakenings in his call for Americans to embrace and defend a "culture of life and civilization of love." A transcript of his speech is below: National Catholic Prayer Breakfast AddressCarl A. Anderson, CEO and Chairman Of The Board Ladies and gentlemen, my fellow Catholics and my fellow Americans: We come together at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast to publicly...
  • A Progressive Perverts the Commerce Clause; but O’Reilly Gets it Right!

    04/20/2012 2:36:04 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 12 replies
    Righting Our Consent Newsletter | April20,2012 | Publius Huldah
    Bill O’Reilly (Fox News) made our Framers proud when, on March 26, 2012, he correctly explained [probably for the first time ever on TV] the genuine meaning of the interstate commerce clause. O’Reilly’s guest was Big Government Progressive Caroline Fredrickson, Esq., of the inaptly named “American Constitution Society.” In trying to defend obamacare, she said that our Framers intended to grant to Congress extensive powers over the “national economy”: “When the Founding Fathers adopted the Constitution, they put in the commerce clause ah specifically so that Congress could actually regulate interstate commerce. They envisioned a national economy, and we really...
  • Daily Kos Announces: 'The Fetus Is a Parasite'

    04/20/2012 8:51:48 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 53 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 4/20/2012 | Tim Graham
    There are times when you glance at the leftist Daily Kos blog and wonder if they're being sabotaged from the inside. Case in point: a blog titled "The fetus is a parasite." "Sasharusha" blogs "back to the whole fetus= parasite thing. That is how I see them. I don't see them as cute and cuddly. I see them as terrifying and scary. I see pregnancy the same way. Here are some examples on how pregnancy is a parasitic relationship: The Z/E/F sucks the nutrients from the mother. The "relationship" only benefits the fetus. The mother's organs and body parts become...
  • Hey, Libertarians: If you won't be my friend, could you please be my enemy?

    04/19/2012 12:17:33 PM PDT · by Greg Swann · 13 replies
    SelfAdoration.com ^ | April 8, 2012 | Greg Swann
    I swear to god, for the first time in my life I cannot seem to make an enemy on the internet! As a matter of strategy, this is what Man Alive! seeks: To disintermediate the ruling class. Disintermediation means cutting out the middle-man, and, by teaching you a new way of thinking about human nature and about your own unique self, the book puts you in charge of your own philosophical affairs. You no longer have to turn to so-called "thought leaders" -- most of whom are frauds anyway -- for answers -- which answers are almost always contrary to...
  • Why Conservatives Have Lost the Political Battle for America’s Soul

    04/19/2012 12:14:56 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    The Tea Party Economist ^ | April 18, 2012 | Gary North
    This was posted on one of GaryNorth.com forums. The battle for America’s political soul is always fought on the battlefield of federal politics. That’s why conservatives lose, generation after generation.” Dr. North, would you please elaborate on this, why you believe the battle for America’s political soul is fought in Federal politics and why it is that conservatives continue to lose, generation after generation? From the time of the ratification of the United States Constitution, American politics shifted to the national level. One of the things that I realized late in my career, even though I had been trained as...
  • From Man Alive! - "The love of Splendor is the life divine."

    04/19/2012 12:34:52 PM PDT · by Greg Swann · 21 replies
    SelfAdoration.com ^ | April 8, 2012 | Greg Swann
    From: Man Alive! A survival manual for the human mind. by Greg Swann Chapter 12. The love of Splendor is the life divine. We see the world weÂ’re looking for. I see a world full of children. I see the adults around me, of course, and the houses and cars and trees and birds and animals. I love everything in existence, natural and man-made, and I take in everything the world brings to me. But I focus on the children. I love babies when theyÂ’re barely old enough to smile at the world. And I love toddlers, just learning to...
  • European Court upholds Germany’s anti-incest law on pro-family grounds

    04/18/2012 10:59:49 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 7 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 4-18-12 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    The European Court of Human Rights has upheld Germany’s anti-incest laws and has affirmed the sentence of a man sent to prison for fathering children with his sister. The Court concluded that the human rights of Patrick Stuebing were not violated when he was sent to jail for three years in 2005 for his sexual affair with his allegedly psychologically troubled sister Susan Karolewski, whom he had met as an adult after being adopted in early childhood. The Court cited several justifications for the law’s existence, including “protection of the family” and “self-determination and public health,” which are “set against...
  • The $5 Trillion Man: Debt Has Increased Under Obama by $5,027,761,476,484.56

    04/18/2012 1:47:59 PM PDT · by robowombat · 20 replies
    CNS ^ | April 18, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The $5 Trillion Man: Debt Has Increased Under Obama by $5,027,761,476,484.56 By Terence P. Jeffrey April 18, 2012 President Obama shakes hands with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner at the State of the Union Address, Jan. 25, 2012. (AP Photo) (CNSNews.com)- In the 39 months since Barack Obama took the oath of office as president of the United States, the federal government’s debt has increased by $5,027,761,476,484.56. Although he has served less than a term, Obama is now the first American president to see the federal government's debt increase by more than $5 trillion during his time in office. During the...
  • Current TV’s Cenk Uygur to Bill O’Reilly: ‘You’re a godd**n Nazi’ [VIDEO]

    04/18/2012 10:41:03 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 23 replies
    DailyCaller.com ^ | 4/18/2012 | Jeff Poor
    Keith Olbermann’s “Worst Person in the World” segment might be gone from Al Gore’s Current TV, but the name-calling isn’t. On Current TV’s “The Young Turks” on Tuesday, host Cenk Uygur attacked Fox News host Bill O’Reilly for claiming the mission of “the far left” is to silence some. Uygur tied the crusade against the left’s latest boogeyman, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), to an O’Reilly complaint about the tactics used by left-wing groups to “silence” opponents. “Alright, before I go to my panel, let me just level Bill O’Reilly,” Uygur said. “First of all it is your right-wingers...
  • From Man Alive! - "Indomitable you."

    04/18/2012 9:48:24 AM PDT · by Greg Swann · 2 replies
    SelfAdoration.com ^ | April 8, 2012 | Greg Swann
    From: Man Alive! A survival manual for the human mind. by Greg Swann Chapter 11. Indomitable you. If you have been paying attention to the slow-motion train wreck going on among the allegedly capitalist nation-states and their undeniably socialist central banks, you will have heard terms like “crony-capitalism” or “entitlement mentality.” Perhaps the pundits you have read have been honest enough to use a more comprehensive coinage – such as “moochers.” All of these ugly phenomena, and many others, are manifestations of a practice economists call “rent-seeking.” That term is used to mean market or legislative manipulations by which someone...
  • 92% Favor Strict Limits on Government To Protect the Individual

    04/18/2012 9:31:13 AM PDT · by Josh Painter · 23 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | Wednesday, April 18, 2012
    Voters believe too much government power is a dangerous thing and put a very high value on protecting the rights of the individual. Sixty-five percent (65%) of Likely U.S. Voters agree with the statement that a government powerful enough to do everything you want is also powerful enough to take away everything you have. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that only 23% disagree with that statement. Eleven percent (11%) are not sure about it. (To see survey question wording, click here.) The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on April 16-17, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports....
  • The Right to Bear Arms is a Human Right

    04/18/2012 8:34:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    humanevents.com ^ | 18 April, 2012 | Newt Gingrich
    At the United Nations, the governments (and the dictatorships) of the world are conspiring to deny their people a means to defend their families and their liberty. The Small Arms Treaty and the U.N.’s project on International Small Arms Control Standards seek to impose global restrictions on gun ownership that would apply to Americans and the citizens of every country that ratified the agreements. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has pledged to support the treaty, an excuse for governments everywhere to empower themselves and limit their citizens instead of the other way around. As long as we’re limited to fighting...
  • The Neoconservatives: An Endangered Species

    04/18/2012 7:22:43 AM PDT · by WPaCon · 6 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | 12/15/1988 | Russell Kirk
    There stands before you, ladies and gentlemen, one of the few survivors of the original intrepid band of Neoconservatives. Very early in the 1950s, some of us who declared our belief in the Pe rmanent Tldngs were so denominated by our adversaries; but we did not clasp the epithet to our bosoms as a badge of honor - unlike the people who, a quarter of a century later, pleaded guilty as charged, and gloried in their shame. To put the matter anoth er way, the terms "New Conservative" and "Neoconservative" began to appear in certain journals nearly forty years ago....
  • Baptist charity pulls grant from clinic that distributes the morning-after pill

    04/18/2012 4:50:31 AM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Life Site News ^ | April 17, 2012 | BEN JOHNSON
    ROME, GEORGIA, April 17, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – A 100-year-old Baptist health ministry in Georgia has withdrawn a $42,000 grant from a clinic that dispenses the morning-after pill – but a clinic spokeswoman says she is keeping the money already given.    Georgia Baptist Health Care Ministry awarded the funds to the Women’s Organization for Reproductive and Total Health-care (WORTH) clinic of Rome, Georgia, to support its cervical cancer screenings, with the goal of doubling its 600 patient load. However, an unidentified minister alerted the ministry that the facility distributes the morning-after pill. Local media report that representatives of Women...
  • North Dakota Journal Part III (Great Article on How Conservatism leads to Opportunity)

    04/17/2012 9:53:49 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 18 April 2012 | Jay Nordlinger
    They look you in the eye out here. It’s almost disconcerting. I’m not used to that firm-handshake, look-you-in-the-eye stuff. I feel like it’s 1952 or something (and I mean that in the most positive way). On the street signs of Tioga (such as they are), there are so many Norwegian names, you might think you were in Lillehammer. In my NR piece, I mention Kathy Neset, who is a very successful oil consultant here in the Bakken — almost a guru, I would say. She’s not from out here. She’s from New Jersey. As she was leaving, in the late...
  • The Popular Conservatives

    04/17/2012 6:59:17 PM PDT · by WPaCon · 7 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | 9/1/1988 | Russell Kirk
    Will the American coalition of interests and groups c alled conservative fall apart a few months from now when President Reagan leaves office? Will there succeed to power in Washington a very different coalition, made up of extreme liberals, black radicals, and militant feminists? Is the conservative movemen t in the United States, which began to take form forty years ago, enervated and disheartened, plodding down the road to Avernus? Nay, not so. The political and social attitudes that we call conservative are deeply rooted among Americans, and the leaders of both great political parties are thoroughly aware of that...
  • A Dispassionate Assessment of Libertarians

    04/17/2012 4:03:24 PM PDT · by WPaCon · 24 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | 5/28/1988 | Russell Kirk
    The term "libertarianism"is distasteful to people who think seriously about politics. Both Dr. F.A. Hayek and your servant have gone out of their way, from time to time, to declare that they refuse to be tagged with this label. Anyone much influenced by t h e thought of Edmund Burke and of Alexis de Tocqueville - as are both Professor Hayek and this commentator - sets his face against ideology; and libertarianism is a simplistic ideology, relished by one variety of the folk whom Jacob Burckhardt called "the terrible simplifiers." Nevertheless, I have something to say favorable to today's libertarians...
  • The Cultural Conservatives

    04/17/2012 1:38:28 PM PDT · by WPaCon · 17 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | 3/15/1988 | Russell Kirk
    In practical politics, what we call the conservative movement in America is a coalition of several interests and bodies of opinion. In popular journalism, the word "conservative" has come to imply virtually any person who resists the great grim tendency tow a rd a totalist state; or perhaps anybody who sets his face against Communism. So we ought not to be surprised that within this camp called conservative there flourish factions and deep differences of opinion. It is only in their opposition to Leviathan tha t the several factions join forces. I have been asked to offer you four lectures...
  • Experts: Obama Oil Plan May Make Prices More Volatile

    04/17/2012 11:54:11 AM PDT · by robowombat · 8 replies
    Money News ^ | Tuesday, 17 Apr 2012 12:29 PM
    The White House unveiled a slate of legislative proposals on Tuesday aimed at cracking down on oil market manipulation, as the administration attempts to combat high gasoline prices. The plan calls for a tenfold increase in the maximum civil and criminal penalties that can be applied for the manipulation of oil futures markets, the White House said. The Obama administration is also calling for Congress to provide more funding to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to increase surveillance and enforcement staff for oil futures market trading. The proposal also calls on the CFTC to be given the power to raise...
  • Obama Asks Congress for More ‘Cops on the Beat’ in Oil Market

    04/17/2012 11:50:43 AM PDT · by robowombat · 6 replies
    President Barack Obama urged Congress to bolster federal supervision of oil markets, including bigger penalties for market manipulation and greater power for regulators to increase the amount of money that traders must put up to back their energy bets. Obama asked Congress to fund a six-fold increase for surveillance and enforcement staff at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to put “more cops on the beat” overseeing oil markets. He is seeking to empower the CFTC to raise margin requirements for traders’ oil positions and also asked lawmakers to raise civil and criminal penalties for businesses that are guilty of market...
  • Van Jones: 'Progressives Have Another Century to Win!'

    04/17/2012 10:36:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | April 17, 2012 | Rick Perlstein
    Van Jones, one of the most effective organizers and strategists on the left, is out with a new book. Rebuild the Dream, which debuted last week on the New York Times bestseller list, takes its name from the organization Jones helped found a year ago to stir up a grass-roots insurgency against the plutocrats we now call the 1%—and now seek harness the insurgent energies expressed by the Occupy movement into lasting institutional reform. “The American dream—the idea that ours is a land where any hard-working person can better herself or himself—is at risk of being wiped out, right before...
  • Alan Gottlieb on America-Wide Constitutional Carry: It’ll Never Happen

    04/17/2012 8:57:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 16 April, 2012 | Robert Farago
    Referencing today’s post on Glenn Beck and Constitutional Carry, I bumped into the founder of the Second Amendment Foundation at the NRA convention. I asked Alan Gottlieb if he could foresee a day when the entire country enjoyed permitless concealed carry (a la Alaska, Arizona, Wyoming and Vermont). “It’ll never happen,” the gun rights champion stated flatly. “New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Hawaii—it would have to get through the legislature, and that just isn’t in the cards.” Never? “Not in my lifetime.” Given Mr. Gottleib’s considerable contribution to our collective gun rights, let’s hope that’s a very long time. Let’s...
  • Politically, gun control is dead

    04/17/2012 8:37:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    timesunion.com ^ | 16 April, 2012 | Adam Winkler
    This week marks five years since the massacre at Virginia Tech, where a mentally ill student, Seung Hui Cho, used two handguns he had bought legally to kill 32 people and wound 25 others. Other than a relatively minor law to improve the national database used for background checks, no significant gun-control legislation followed that tragedy. Since then, there have been several mass shootings, including additional school rampages and the attempted assassination last year of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona. Yet there remains little political will to reform this country's flawed gun-safety rules — unless, of course, someone is proposing...
  • Happy "Voluntary Donations to the Government" Day from Senator Harry Reid!

    04/17/2012 7:20:50 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 14 replies
    You Tube ^ | Senator Harry Reid
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6q0slMhDw8&feature=related
  • Save a Baby Whale for Earth Day! (NRDC lie for 17 April 2012)

    04/17/2012 6:55:35 AM PDT · by pabianice · 4 replies
    Dear Pierce Brosnan invites you to join him in saving the Gray Whale Nursery on Earth Day Please watch this one-minute video, narrated by Pierce Brosnan, about the world’s last untouched sanctuary for gray whales. This Earth Day, you can help protect baby gray whales (and their mothers) by saving an acre of the whale nursery in the name of a loved one. What a great gift for them and the whales! I hope you’ll join Pierce Brosnan in celebrating Earth Day by protecting gray whale mothers and babies in the name of someone you love. Please watch Pierce’s video,...
  • Jewish Women Comment Upon Debbie Wasserman-Schultz's Politics

    04/16/2012 2:51:58 PM PDT · by pabianice · 7 replies
    You know that monolithic, far-left Jewish vote? HAHAHAHAHA! Take a look at what this sampling of Jewish women think of Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and the Democrat Party.
  • India unsettled by illegal firearms (Not a satire)

    04/16/2012 2:07:17 PM PDT · by robowombat · 8 replies
    Space Wars ^ | Apr 13, 2012
    India unsettled by illegal firearms by Staff Writers Guwahati, India Apr 13, 2012 Indian security officials say they are increasing concerned about firearms security. The government is particularly unsettled by the proliferation of forged arms licenses in Nagaland in northeastern India. Recent police criminal investigation department inquires have determined that several armed private security guards and criminals in Assam possess illegal firearms purchased by using fraudulent arms licenses issued in Kangpokpi in Manipur and Dimapur in India's troubled Nagaland. India's Nagaland state is in Indiay's far northeast and borders the state of Assam to the west and north as well...
  • Scandal of 'missing' aircraft for search and rescue

    04/16/2012 10:42:20 AM PDT · by pabianice · 8 replies
    P-3 Orion Interest Group ^ | 4/15/12 | Maddox
    THE UK government faces claims it is failing to meet its international search and rescue obligations after official figures revealed a dramatic fall in the number of missions undertaken by Britain since the scrapping of Nimrod reconnaissance aircraft. Answers to written questions in the House of Commons reveal a sudden decline in Britain's involvement in international missions following the abandonment of Nimrod, leading the SNP to accuse the UK government of "recklessly" running down Britain's capabilities. The UK received an average of six requests a year for search and rescue help from neighbouring states before the withdrawal of the sea-patrol...
  • From Man Alive! - "The high cost of mindlessness."

    04/16/2012 9:48:22 AM PDT · by Greg Swann
    SelfAdoration.com ^ | April 8, 2012 | Greg Swann
    From: Man Alive! A survival manual for the human mind. by Greg Swann Chapter 9. The high cost of mindlessness. When you are not thinking carefully, you are not not-thinking. If you are not asleep and not unconscious, you are always thinking – always sustaining an uninterruptible mental “dialogue” with yourself in Fathertongue. But if you are not thinking carefully – thinking mindfully – then you are thinking carelessly – mindlessly. Most of the academic nonsense I have mocked in this book consists of a scrupulous cataloging of the processes and consequences of human mindlessness – which is misrepresented by...
  • Iran at the Rubicon

    04/16/2012 9:33:46 AM PDT · by robowombat · 3 replies
    Space Wars ^ | Apr 12, 2012 | James Zumwalt
    Iran at the Rubicon by James Zumwalt Herndon, Va. Apr 12, 2012 In January 49 B.C., the army of Julius Caesar stood before a bridge crossing the Rubicon River separating the province of Gaul -- where Caesar was governor -- from Italy proper. As governor he had the right to lead an army within his province. But taking it across the river into Italy proper was deemed a challenge to the Roman Senate's authority -- an act prohibited by law and punishable as treason. Due to the Senate's fear of Caesar's rising popularity among the people for his numerous military...
  • The GOP is basically finished. Time to go the way of the Whigs. (Vanity)

    04/16/2012 12:09:46 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 125 replies
    4-16-12 | Mozillla
    Basically the GOP is too divided to ever unite. There is a deep level of distrust and various factions want different things. People do not agree on whom the best candidates are anymore. Us Conservatives, like me, were all over the map as person after person fell apart in the presidential republican primary. Romney is the final nail in the coffin. Newt, to me, has no chance and he has his own baggage. He has a good message though, but it is too late to do much. I personally think it is time to just end the party.
  • Justice for Trayvon...and Only Trayvon

    04/15/2012 1:38:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 15, 2012 | Paul Jacobson
    Justice for Trayvon by Charles M. Blow, columnist for the New York Times (where else?). The tears begin with the opening paragraph: "A boy's blood had been spilled on a rain-soaked patch of grass behind a row of mustard-colored condominiums by a man who had pursued him against the advice of 911 dispatchers. That man carried a 9-millimeter handgun. The boy carried a bag of candy." The cascade of lacromosity quickly turns into a tsunami: Americans saw the anguish of the boy's father and the tears of his mother. America saw a child who was its own. America saw its...
  • What did the Declaration of Independence Establish

    04/15/2012 5:31:13 AM PDT · by mek1959 · 315 replies
    The Founders Revolution ^ | April 13, 2012 | Scott Strzelczyk
    This Friday, April 13th is the birth day of Thomas Jefferson. In recognition of his birthday I thought we’d revisit the meaning of the Declaration of Independence. On the surface the meaning of the Declaration may be self-evident, but the true meaning of many of the sentences and phrases escapes most people. The Declaration of Independence stated to the world that the thirteen colonies were separating from Great Britain. In other words the colonies were seceding from Britain. The first paragraph says “When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands...
  • Nation’s Second-Largest Teachers’ Union Hires Militant Communist And 9/11 Truther

    04/14/2012 7:57:49 PM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 6 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | April 13, 2012 | Sara Noble
    Via Independent Sentinel: Remind me why we support public education again? At least the Totalitarians are out in the open. The Socialists, Communists, Democratic-Socialists (euphemism for Socialists and Communists) are hiding in plain sight and they are in charge of our children.They are making public education their base of operations for obvious reasons.One of their new organizer’s jobs is to unionize charter schools which would destroy alternative public education and continue the failed public education monopoly, while relegating poor children to the fate of an inferior and radical education.One of the reasons public education is failing is the unions. As...
  • The Religion of the Left

    04/14/2012 5:57:50 PM PDT · by No One Special · 7 replies
    American Digest ^ | March 26, 2012 | Vanderleun
    There is a world dimensional For those untwisted by the love of things irreconcilable. --Hart Crane I've written elsewhere that one of the "things you can't say about the First Terrorist War" is that it is, at bottom, a war of two religions. So it is with the culture wars in America today. It too is, and you are not supposed to say this either, a war of TWO religions. Then again, that is not quite right. Try it this way. We are fighting a war of two religions in which only one side is allowed to be designated as...
  • When Democrats gave-up on Guns

    04/14/2012 12:40:09 PM PDT · by pabianice · 14 replies
    Salon ^ | 4/14/12 | Kornacki
    The NRA’s attacks on Barack Obama are a reminder of the futility of his party’s 2nd Amendment strategy The psychology of the National Rifle Association can be funny. You might think the gun rights group would be deeply suspicious of Mitt Romney, who signed a ban on assault weapons and small handguns as governor of Massachusetts and assured voters there that “I don’t line up with the NRA.” And you might think its members would have at least grudging appreciation for Barack Obama’s presidential record, which includes signing a law to allow loaded guns in national parks and which is...
  • Natural Resources Defense Council Next Big Lie (in NY Times, of course!)

    04/14/2012 12:18:32 PM PDT · by pabianice · 3 replies
    Dear We only need to raise another $17,200 to run our hard-hitting ad next week in The New York Times. Please chip in whatever you can to help unite the world against the disastrous Pebble Mine. Even $10 will be a big help. Thank you. On April 19, You Can Help Stop the Mining Giants from Destroying a Natural Treasure. Help run our ad in The New York Times and spark nationwide opposition to the Pebble Mine during corporate shareholder meetings in London. On April 19, we’re going to send the British-based corporations behind the Pebble Mine a message from...
  • ‘BROTHER AIN’T SHOOTING NO BLANKS’

    04/14/2012 11:28:26 AM PDT · by plenipotentiary · 32 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 13, 2012 | Louis Farrakhan
    Farrakhan then attempted to bring his rationale all together, saying “White folks don’t produce black children — except [if] it‘s a white woman with a black man or a black man with a white woman and that’s the end of your race. So you’re dying a natural death these days. And without an AK47 ’cause the brother ain’t shooting no blanks.”
  • From Man Alive! - "A calculus of morality on a first-grade number line."

    04/14/2012 9:50:23 AM PDT · by Greg Swann · 6 replies
    SelfAdoration.com ^ | April 8, 2012 | Greg Swann
    From: Man Alive! A survival manual for the human mind. by Greg Swann Chapter 7. A calculus of morality on a first-grade number line. Spirit your mind back to your first-grade classroom. Can you see that number line tacked up above the blackboard? In the middle is the number zero – one of the most important inventions in mathematics, incidentally. To the right are the positive integers – 1, 2, 3 – up to 10 or 25 or 100. To the left are the negative integers – and take a moment to salute the incomparable genius of subjunctivity who first...
  • NRA: 10 ways they have weakened gun-control laws in the US(Barf Alert)

    04/14/2012 8:33:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    guardian.co.uk ^ | 13 April, 2012 | Ed Pilkington
    The NRA, working alongside like-minded conservative groups such as Alec, the American Legislative Exchange Council, has developed sophisticated lobbying networks designed to push back gun controls both at the federal and state level. Here are key areas where the gun lobby has either pushed laws that weaken controls or blocked laws intended to tighten loopholes: 1. Concealed carry reciprocity The NRA is backing two bills currently being considered by the US Senate that would extend the right to carry concealed weapons right across the US. The Begich-Manchin and Thune-Vitter bills would override the laws of almost every state by forcing...
  • Roger Ailes Unsurprisingly Jumps The Shark

    04/13/2012 11:41:17 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 55 replies
    C4P ^ | 4-13-12 | Ian Lazaran
    Unless he’s being misquoted and there’s no reason to believe he is based on his track record when it comes to the Governor, Ailes isn’t even publicly hiding it anymore: Roger Ailes says “Sarah Palin had no chance to be President.” Ailes, on Sarah Palin: “Anyone think she had a chance to be president?” Says she, others are picked solely for ratings. It’s tough to conclude from these public assertions from Ailes that he has any respect for Governor Palin. From my vantage point, the Governor appeared to be alluding to Ailes and his “news” network at times in her...
  • At What Point Does Separation Make Sense?

    04/13/2012 6:53:58 PM PDT · by mek1959 · 51 replies
    www,forgottenmen.com ^ | 4/13/12 | The Forgotten Men
    Earlier this week, Scott posted an article on our facebook page titled, "Will It Take Revolution?" published by Canada Free Press. As I was reading through the article, I couldn't help but think that Mark, Scott, or I could have penned it because the content almost mirrored our constant dialogue over the past year or two. The author, Douglas V. Gibbs, brilliantly captures the essence of the current political landscape and ultimately makes the same point that military leaders do in times of intense situations: "All options must be on the table."