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  • Lithuania urges Walmart to drop Soviet-themed shirts

    09/09/2018 8:12:37 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 14 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 7 Sep 2018 | Agence France Presse
    Lithuania on Friday urged American retail giant Walmart to stop selling T-shirts and hoodies with Soviet hammer and sickle symbols, insisting the image insults victims of often deadly Soviet-era persecution. “We sent a letter to Walmart requesting the withdrawal of products with Soviet symbols and we are still waiting for a reaction,” Lithuanian ambassador to the US Rolandas Krisciunas said. The hammer and sickle symbol is banned in Lithuania... The Baltic state’s foreign minister Linas Linkevicius tweeted: “You wouldn’t buy Nazi-themed clothing, would you? “We trust @Walmart’s moral stance & call to withdraw products with the symbols of mass murders.”...
  • Ohio State employs 88 diversity-related staffers at a cost of $7.3M annually

    09/06/2018 10:09:54 AM PDT · by george76 · 53 replies
    College Fix ^ | SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 | Derek Draplin
    Ohio State University employs nearly 90 diversity-related administrative employees, which costs taxpayers in the Buckeye State about $7.3 million in salaries and benefits annually,... The 88 administrators receive an estimated $7.3 million in total compensation, which includes $5.38 million in salaries and an estimated $1.89 million in fringe benefits. “To put that administrative expense into perspective, about 750 in-state students could get a full scholarship for tuition and fees if those dollars were directed to student financial aid. Stated differently, it takes the entire tuition dollars from 750 in-state students to pay for those 88 diversicrats,” economics Professor Mark ....
  • Russian Museum Recreates WWII-Era 'Land Battleship'

    04/19/2018 8:58:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | April 18,2018 | Kyle Mizokami
    A copy of the largest tanks of World War II was produced for a Russian military museum. A working T-35 tank, which weighed even more than Russia’s newest main battle tank, was built by the metallurgical company Uralelectromed JSC for the Museum of Military Equipment in the Sverdlovsk region, Russia. During the years between World War I and World War II, the new Soviet state pursued an aggressive military expansion plan, including the mechanization of its armed forces. The construction of heavy tanks—heavier than any of those fielded by any other country—was meant to grow Soviet heavy industry, encourage the...
  • U.S. Made Secret Deal With ISIS to Let Thousands of Fighters Flee Raqqa to Battle Assad (Tr)

    12/10/2017 2:55:17 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 49 replies
    Newsweak Fake News and Propaganda ^ | December 10, 2017 | Tom O'Connor
    The U.S. military allowed thousands of Islamic State militant group (ISIS) fighters to flee from their de facto capital of Raqqa, Syria, in a secret deal that boosted the U.S. fight against the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, according to a former Pentagon-backed commander, who has since switched his allegiance to Turkey and who spoke to Reuters. As the spokesperson for the Syrian Democratic Forces, a mostly Kurdish coalition of Arabs and ethnic minorities, Brigadier General Talal Silo acted as the face and the voice of the U.S.’s leading partner against ISIS in Syria. The U.S.-backed group successfully ousted...
  • Israel Struck Iranian Military Base Near Syria's Damascus, Reports Say

    12/02/2017 2:11:14 AM PST · by Spiridon · 30 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 11/2/2017 | Jack Khoury
    Israeli warplanes struck a military base near Syrian capital of Damascus overnight Friday, Syrian state television has confirmed. According to pro-Assad news oiutlets, the target of the attack was an Iranian military base near the city of Al-Kiswa, located some 13 kilometers south of Damascus. Syria's air-defense system fired missiles at the Israeli aircraft, which reportedly launched the attack from Lebanese airspace, Sky News Arabia reported........
  • Sanders Scare-Quotes ‘Enemy’ in Describing Soviet Union During Foreign Policy Speech

    09/21/2017 4:03:51 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 8 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | September 21th 2017 | Charles Fain Lehman
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dao2ocR_cAc Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) seemed to think Thursday that describing the Soviet Union as an "enemy" deserved scare quotes in a speech on foreign policy. Sanders delivered a speech on his vision of "progressive foreign policy" at Westminster College. "I was Mayor, as some of you may know, of the city of Burlington, Vermont, in the 1980s, and that was a time when the Soviet Union was our ‘enemy'," Sanders said, emphatically flexing his fingers to suggest his disagreement with the labeling. Sanders was elected mayor of Burlington running against the incumbent Democrat; while in office, he self-styled...
  • The Dark Origins of Communism: Part 3 of 3

    06/07/2017 11:47:49 AM PDT · by Epoch Times · 29 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | June 7, 2017 | Joshua Philipp
    The French Revolution from 1789 to 1799 had a large influence on Karl Marx, and on the origins of communism. We've written previously about Gracchus Babeuf, regarded as the first revolutionary communist, and his direct influence on Marx; and we've also written about Maximilien Robespierre, whose violent Reign of Terror had a strong influence on both Babeuf and Vladimir Lenin. But what were the ideas that incited Robespierre to start his Reign of Terror? What was the environment that would inspire the atheistic hatred behind the French Revolution's dechristianization movement? And what was it that inspired the revolutionary revolts that...
  • The Dark Origins of Communism: Part 1 of 3

    05/26/2017 11:34:07 AM PDT · by Epoch Times · 19 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | May 25, 2017 | Joshua Philipp
    If you were to ask most people about the origins of communism, they’d likely point to Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, authors of “The Communist Manifesto.” If you asked a Marxist, however, they’d likely point to François-Noël “Gracchus” Babeuf, who is regarded as the first revolutionary communist. And if Babeuf could still speak today and was asked about the origins of his belief, he’d likely reply that, well, it’s complicated. On July 28, 1794, French politician Maximilien Robespierre was beheaded in front of a crowd by guillotine, bringing an end to the dictatorship of the Jacobin Club, a revolutionary political...
  • Darkness of Victory: The Communist Factor in World War II

    05/08/2017 6:40:10 AM PDT · by Epoch Times · 10 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | May 8, 2017 | Leo Timm
    In April 1945, the Nazi Third Reich was on its last legs. Triumphant armies from multiple countries were advancing on German soil from all directions. Among the proudest were none other than the troops of the Soviet Union as they captured Hitler’s lair, Berlin. Nearly four years earlier, in 1941, the Führer had launched an invasion of the USSR in an attempt to exterminate its people and plunder its territory. Twenty-six million Russians and other Soviet nationalities did not survive. But beyond the sheer human cost of what many former Soviet states now remember as the “Great Patriotic War,” a...
  • The Horrors of ‘War Communism’

    04/26/2017 2:15:12 PM PDT · by Epoch Times · 5 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | April 26, 2017 | Leo Timm
    Before the communist takeover in the 1917 October Revolution, Russia’s economy was the fifth-largest in the world and the nation was steadily modernizing. Being a Marxist regime, the All-Russian Communist Party (Bolsheviks) envisioned a new social order that would liberate the downtrodden masses from former oppression. Their leader, Vladimir Lenin, decided to “begin without transition to build up socialism.” Instead, Lenin’s communist policies rapidly brought down production, causing a deadly famine that claimed the lives of millions, and motivated the Soviet regime’s descent into absolute dictatorship. By 1921, the destruction and embarrassment was so great that Lenin was compelled to...
  • Cannibalism: The ‘Pinnacle’ of Communist Rule

    04/25/2017 8:06:09 AM PDT · by Epoch Times · 6 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | April 25, 2017 | Jack Phillips
    In communist societies, obtaining basic necessities—like food—is a real issue. Famines, food shortages, poor central planning policies, and even man-made, forced famines used to mass murder a populace are commonplace in communist systems. As a result, there have been multiple outbreaks of cannibalism in the communist Soviet Union, China, Cambodia, Ethiopia, and North Korea. Starting with China, under former communist leader Mao Zedong’s “Great Leap Forward,” a disastrous policy to develop China to American or British levels of steel production in only a few years, as many as 45 million people died of starvation or persecution.
  • Lady Death brought to life: Colourised images show deadly female Russian soldier [tr]

    04/19/2017 6:25:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 19, 2017 | Julian Robinson
    Stunning colourised portraits have emerged showing the lethal Russian female snipers of World War Two - including one dubbed Lady Death after picking off 309 Nazis. Pictures of the fighters were brought to life by translator Olga Shirnina, from Moscow, Russia, and show women posing with their sniper rifles. They feature portraits of Lyudmila Pavlichenko, considered the most successful female sniper in history. In one image Pavlichenko, dubbed Lady Death after taking out more than 300 Nazis, stands proudly with her weapon. In another portrait she is pictured wearing full uniform beneath a framed picture of Soviet dictator, Joseph Stalin....
  • The Failed Communist Experiment With ‘Free Love’

    04/14/2017 10:43:19 AM PDT · by Epoch Times · 20 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | April 14, 2017
    Thinking of “free love” may invoke Woodstock imagery rather than early 20th century Soviet Russia, but it was the early communist regime that undertook perhaps the most ambitious attempt at unleashing human sexuality—with predictable results. As soon as Communists took power in 1917 in Russia, they began systematically to enact policies following the doctrines of Karl Marx. Their dream of materialistic utopia could be attained “only by the forcible overthrow of all existing social conditions,” Marx wrote in the Communist Manifesto. That not only included confiscating “means of production,” like factories and land, but also disintegrating the institution of the...
  • The real Russian scandal (Saturbray)

    04/01/2017 8:17:19 AM PDT · by bray · 12 replies
    www.brayincandy.com ^ | 4/1/17 | bray
    The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good. Psalm KJV What should bother everyone is we are all being monitored 24/7/365 through every phone in America. If nothing else this Russia story is telling us is the NSA and its sister agencies were spying on a private citizen and in this case working for the DNC. They were not monitoring the Russian Ambassador they were monitoring the Trump campaign and using the Ambassador to fabricate a phony Russian coalition story. People need to...
  • Another Communist Tragedy: One of the World’s Worst Ecological Disasters

    03/26/2017 10:30:15 AM PDT · by Epoch Times · 37 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | March 3, 2017 | Jack Phillips
    The Aral Sea, once the fourth largest lake in the world, has almost completely dried up—but it’s mostly a man-made phenomenon, described as “one of the planet’s worst environmental disasters.” Originally, the lake covered 26,300 sq miles between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. However, it’s been steadily shrinking since the 1960s after Soviet irrigation projects diverted rivers that fed into it, splitting it into four, much smaller lakes. Now, only 10 percent of the original lake still exists, according to Scientific American. Recent NASA satellite images revealed its untold destruction, showing that the entire eastern portion had completely dried up. The eastern...
  • Russian Church Calls for Vladimir Lenin’s Body to Be Removed From Moscow’s Red Square

    03/23/2017 6:19:03 AM PDT · by Epoch Times · 21 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | March 14, 2017 | Jack Phillips
    It’s been nearly 100 years since the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution was carried out, placing a communist regime in power of a nation-state for the first time in human history. While the first Soviet leader, Vladimir Lenin, only ruled for about seven years until his death in January 1924, his legacy lasted much longer. After his death, Lenin’s body was embalmed before it was placed in a building in Moscow’s Red Square, known now as Lenin’s Mausoleum, or Lenin’s Tomb. The body has been a public fixture ever since. Now, the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia has called for Lenin’s body...
  • The PT-76 Was the Little Soviet Amphibious Tank That Could

    03/17/2017 6:09:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    War is Boring ^ | March 17, 2017 | Sebastien Roblin
    The PT-76 seems like a minor oddity of the Cold War — a Soviet amphibious light tank with thin armor and an unimpressive gun. Certainly it seemed bound for rough treatment on modern battlefields full of heavy weapons and heavier tanks. But the floating PT-76 chalked up a remarkable record, carrying knife-wielding Himalayan soldiers into battle, sinking gunboats on the Ganges Delta, dueling powerful U.S. Patton tanks in Vietnam, and launching amphibious surprise attacks on both sides of the same Middle Eastern war.
  • Russia builds Reichstag replica for teens to attack at a patriot theme park near Moscow [tr]

    02/22/2017 1:25:59 PM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 22, 2017 | Gareth Davies
    The Russian military is building a replica of Berlin's Reichstag building as a playground for teenagers to attack at a patriotic theme park. Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, who made the announcement Wednesday, said the replica at the Patriot Park just outside Moscow will be smaller than life size. The images of Soviet Army soldiers hoisting the red flag over the Reichstag in May 1945 have been iconic in Russia, and speaking at parliament, he added to lawmakers' applause that the idea is for Yunarmia members 'to storm a specific location, not something abstract'.
  • Trump insistent about voter fraud; says people say 'I am right'

    02/05/2017 12:07:15 PM PST · by Calif Conservative · 156 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb. 5, 2017 | Fox News
    President Trump is sticking with his argument that millions of illegal immigrants voted in the 2016 presidential election, amid calls for him to provide proof and questions about whether he’ll indeed have an official probe into the issue. “Many people have come out and said I am right,” Trump said in an interview with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly to be aired Sunday before the NFL Super Bowl. [......] Trump also said in the Fox interview that he has "respect" for Russian President Vladimir Putin, but that respect does not mean they'll get along. "I say it’s better to get along...
  • The Pentecostals and Reagan's View of Human Rights [+ SSDI]

    01/03/2017 4:11:44 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 7 replies
    Random House Trade Paperbacks ^ | Jack F. Matlock, Jr.
    RONALD REAGAN was intensely interested in the fate of individuals in trouble. He wanted to do everything in his power to help them. His harsh judgment of the Soviet leaders was based, more than any other single factor, not on the ideology he talked about so much, but on his perception of the way they treated their own people. When I first met him in November I981, I had just come from several months in Moscow in charge of our embassy and was on my way to Prague as U.S. ambassador. My family and I were invited to join the...