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  • Rep. DeLauro: Tax Every Teaspoon of Sugar

    08/02/2014 10:11:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 96 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 1, 2014 - 2:23 PM | Eric Scheiner
    Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) introduced this week the Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Tax (SWEET Act), which aims to institute a tax of one cent per teaspoon—4.2 grams—of sugar, high fructose corn syrup or caloric sweetener. The measure (HB 5279), introduced Wednesday says, “A 20-ounce bottle of soda contains about 16 teaspoons of sugars. Yet, the American Heart Association recommends that Americans consume no more than six to nine teaspoons of sugar per day.” Even though the manufacturers of the sweet drinks are targeted to pay the tax, the text of the bill itself notes that the goal is to reduce public consumption...
  • ‘Stamp Them Out’: On the New Sexual Moralism (J Barro calls for shunning of Traditionalists)

    07/24/2014 12:24:41 PM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 24, 2014 | Andrew Walker & Owen Strachan
    Last night, New York Times reporter Josh Barro tweeted out a disturbing message: “Anti-LGBT attitudes are terrible for people in all sorts of communities. They linger and oppress, and we need to stamp them out, ruthlessly.” This is rather shocking. Barro is no angry blogger writing manifestos in his basement. He is a respected reporter from a prestigious newspaper that prides itself on equanimity in the face of heated debate. Yet he seems, by any reasonable measure, to be fomenting a campaign to rout all dissenters from the sexual revolution. Erick Erickson wrote a brief response to Barro’s tweet, to...
  • ObamaCare and Common Core –- both are bad to the bone

    06/12/2014 3:07:50 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 28, 2014 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    [summary: Socialists have the same answer for every problem: a huge new government program.] Medical insurance and public education might seem to be two different worlds with different problems. But the proposed solutions were essentially the same. Here are ten descriptions that apply equally to ObamaCare and Common Core: 1) HUGE FEDERAL POWER GRAB: The obvious result from both ObamaCare and Common Core is that Obama and his Czars get a bigger government to administer, more money to play with, more jobs for their loyal troops, and more control over people’s lives. 2) NOT RESPONSES TO POPULAR DEMAND. ObamaCare and...
  • Bill Ayers and "Social Justice"

    05/30/2014 11:04:25 AM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 18 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | May 14, 2014 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    From John Dewey circa 1914 to Bill Ayers a century later, we hear the same progressive spiel. There must be drastic change, and perhaps much destruction and death, in order to create a more just society. A dubious trade if you stop and think about it. (Lenin gave the same deal to the hapless Russians.) Dewey was a professor of education; Ayers, once a famous terrorist, is now also a professor of education. So what will be the impact of their philosophy on the classrooms of America? The short answer is that children will get a lot more indoctrination, and...
  • MARK LEVIN: Tomorrow’s Climate Change push isn’t about the weather, it’s a REVOLUTION

    05/06/2014 5:46:48 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 20 replies
    http://therightscoop.com/ ^ | May 5, 2014 | The Right Scoop
    Tonight Mark Levin warned of a big push that’s coming tomorrow on Climate Change, via our Marxist President and his meteorologist sympathizers, to ‘prove’ to everyone that the ‘science is settled’ on Climate Change. Levin exposes what this is really about, and it’s not about weather. It’s about a revolution on this country. Listen:
  • Ohio woman, 89, chooses moving over quitting smoking

    04/22/2014 8:57:29 AM PDT · by Drango · 41 replies
    CBS ^ | 4/21/14
    MILFORD, Ohio - An 89-year-old southwest Ohio woman is preparing to move out of her home of the last 10 years because it has gone smoke-free. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Beulah "Billie" Toombs faces eviction after being deemed non-compliant by her apartment building's management. A smoker for seven decades or so, she thinks she should be allowed to do what she wants in her own home. But more than a year ago, the management of the apartments for low-income seniors announced a smoke-free policy. Residents already there were allowed one year of smoking with some conditions. When the smoke-free...
  • Moran on Pay Hike: Lawmakers Would Get 114.6% More Than Average Fed Worker

    04/05/2014 9:00:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 4, 2014 - 1:01 PM | Penny Starr
    Representative Jim Moran (D-Va.) said on Monday that the $174,000 salary a member of Congress makes is not sufficient to live in the District of Columbia, even as he introduced legislation last month to raise the pay for federal workers by 3.3%—an increase that would provide a salary 114% less than the average made by lawmakers. “I think the American people should know that the members of Congress are underpaid,” Moran told CQ Roll Call. “I understand that it’s widely felt that they underperform, but the fact is that this is the board of directors for the largest economic entity...
  • Two Totalitarians, One Game

    03/27/2014 5:30:39 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | March 27, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    War is what Obama does best. The War on Women. War on Poverty. Class War. Race War. Walk up to a union member snoozing on a bus, a Latino man crossing the street, a gay cowboy poet earning minimum wage, and community organize him along with a few hundred thousand others into the latest battle in the social justice war that never ends. “Fight for card check, for birth control, for gay marriage and illegal alien amnesty.” Every time a battle is won and an election ends, a new source of social conflict is dug up and deployed for war....
  • The Left is trying to rehabilitate Karl Marx. Let's remind them of the millions who died in his name

    11/05/2013 7:40:42 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 23 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11-1-13 | Tim Stanley
    I can't quite believe that I've just sat through ten minutes of BBC television in which British journalists Owen Jones and Zoe Williams have defended Karl Marx as the prophet of the End of Capitalism. Unbelievable because I had thought Marxism was over with the fall of the Berlin Wall – when we discovered that socialism was one part bloodshed, one part farce. But unbelievable also because you'd have to be a pretty lacking in moral sensitivity to defend a thinker whose work sent millions of people to an early grave. I don't want to have to rehearse the numbers...
  • Beck: Not a Jew alive if Hitler had Obama's tech 'We will be remembered as the most evil nation in h

    10/03/2013 8:37:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    wnd ^ | 10/3/13 | Joe Kovacs
    As reports continue to flood in about President Obama’s massive surveillance state, media powerhouse Glenn Beck says, “There wouldn’t be a Jew alive on the planet today if Hitler had this technology.” Beck made the statement Friday on his radio program while interviewing NSA whistleblower William Binney. Binney worked at the National Security Agency for nearly four decades, and said the secret surveillance of Americans began in October 2001. He believes the NSA is storing information on 3 billion phone calls every day. Want to know how and why America has so rapidly come to resemble the totalitarian society described...
  • Overpasses For Obama's Impeachment, Two Patriots Arrested (St. Charles County, Missouri)

    08/19/2013 10:57:08 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 59 replies
    Youtube ^ | August 18, 2013 | The New Survivalist
    Survival Doc (the videographer) and Mark M. are arrested for not obeying an officer and Mark was also charged with resisting arrest. Did he resist arrest? You be the judge. Oh, and they never read us our Miranda Rights. We spent 24 hours in the St. Charles Count Jail with Missouri Hwy Trooper Jenkins acting as judge, jury and executioner.
  • The Other Targeting Scandal

    08/07/2013 7:12:07 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 17 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/7/13 | Journal Staff
    The IRS targeting scandal is best understood as part of a larger effort to limit the political speech of conservatives and business groups. That became clearer last week regarding the Federal Election Commission, and now evidence is spreading to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Senior Republicans on the House Oversight Committee recently wrote to new SEC Chairman Mary Jo White to report on disturbing events that occurred under her predecessor, and to request agency documents. As at the IRS, there's an emerging pattern at the SEC of senior officials rolling over career staff to politicize the work of a powerful...
  • Watch: Obama is Called “War Criminal” in Irish Parliament

    06/21/2013 5:06:21 PM PDT · by Fred · 43 replies
    Capitalism Institute ^ | 062113 | Capitalism Institute
    Wow. In one of the best smack-downs of Barack Obama I have ever seen, Clary Daly, an angry Irish politician calls Obama a “war criminal” for supporting the radical rebels in Syria while talking about “peace” in Ireland. Remember, Obama just recently publicly blasted Catholic schools in Ireland, blaming them for division — while turning a blind eye to the fact that he’s soon to be dumping money and weapons on radical Islamic radicals in Syria. Wouldn’t it be amazing if more of our own politicians stood up to the hypocrisy and the lies and the destructive actions of Obama?...
  • The Totalitarianism at the Heart of the Obama Scandals

    06/10/2013 7:23:33 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 10 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | June 10, 2013 | Mark Tapson
    The Obama administration’s legs are wobbling under the weight of so many scandals lately that whole chunks of the edifice – the IRS, the NSA, the DOJ – are threatening to implode, particularly without support from the normally adoring media. Even the New York Times – the New York Times! – is no longer willing to bolster an administration whose totalitarian urges have been exposed to the light. Let’s begin with the Internal Revenue Service’s thuggish targeting of conservative groups. From April 2010 to April 2012, the IRS placed on hold the processing of applications for tax-exempt status received from...
  • Grooming the New Totalitarians

    06/07/2013 6:42:01 AM PDT · by Sheapdog · 43 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Friday, June 7, 2013 | Arnold Ahlert
    America’s younger generations are being groomed for totalitarianism. We begin In Polk County, Florida, where students at an elementary school, a middle school and a high school had their irises scanned—without parental permission—as part of what officials are characterizing as a “student safety” program. “It simply takes a picture of the iris, which is unique to every individual,” wrote Rob Davis, the school board’s senior director of support services, in a letter sent to parents. “With this program, we will be able to identify when and where a student gets on the bus, when they arrive at their school location,...
  • Harry Belafonte: Inside Every Hollywood Liberal Is a Totalitarian Screaming to Get Out

    06/04/2013 6:50:41 AM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    FrontPage ^ | 6/4/13 | Ben Shapiro
    Appearing on MSNBC, singer and former civil rights icon Harry Belafonte told President Barack Obama how he should take control of the political debate. His answer? Jail opponents. “That there should be this lingering infestation of really corrupt people who sit trying to dismantle the wishes of the people, the mandate that has been given to Barack Obama, and I don’t know what more they want,” Belafonte told race hustler Al Sharpton. “The only thing left for Barack Obama to do is to work like a third world dictator and just put all these guys in jail.”
  • Military Vet Faces Charges For Firing Warning Shot At Suspect Trying To Break Into Home

    06/01/2013 4:31:44 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 35 replies
    CBS Seattle ^ | 5/30/13 | CBS Seattle
    MEDFORD, Ore. (CBS Seattle) — A military veteran is facing criminal charges after firing a warning shot at a suspect trying to break into his house. KDRV-TV reports that 36-year-old Corey Thompson fired a warning shot from his AR-15 rifle at 40-year-old Jonathon Kinsella after he tried to break into Thompson’s house through the back door.
  • Inside the Progressive Mind (Inside Every Liberal Is a Totalitarian Screaming to Get Out)

    05/22/2013 6:47:05 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 85 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | May 22, 2013 | N. A. Halkides
    The Progressive believes in precisely two things: his own magnificence and the constructive power of brute force. In combination, they lead him naturally from the role of pestiferous busybody to brutal dictator. Where the productive man dreams of the things he might create if only left alone by his fellows, the Progressive dreams of the world he could create if only the lives and property of his fellows were at his disposal. The roots of his pathology lie in that oldest and most destructive of all human vices, the desire for the power to rule over other men. As...
  • Biden: Opposing senators have "seen the Lord" on gun control

    05/13/2013 9:49:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/10/13 | Dave Boyer
    Vice President Joseph R. Biden said in a wide-ranging magazine interview that gun-control legislation will pass eventually because several senators who voted against it are experiencing a public backlash. “To use the vernacular, there’s suddenly a lot of senators out there who have seen the Lord,” Mr. Biden told Rolling Stone magazine. “You find out that the senator from New Hampshire [Republican Kelly Ayotte] is in trouble; she voted no. I can name you four senators who called me and said, “Jesus, I guess you were right —maybe we can find some other way of doing this. Can we bring...
  • Cass Sunstein: The Poster Boy for ‘Inside Every Liberal is a Totalitarian Screaming to Get Out’

    04/16/2013 9:13:15 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | Arpil 15, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    In The Republic, Plato argued that philosophers must be made kings for the ideal city-state to be born. In the pages of The New Republic, Cass Sunstein argues for the benevolent paternalism of the nanny state and its philosopher-kings. It’s an old Sunstein theme and the one that brought him to the attention of politicians who dearly love to imagine themselves in the roles of those philosopher-kings. One of those politicians, Barack Obama, even made Sunstein his Regulatory Czar. Sunstein debuted as the philosopher-king of the technocrats with his book Nudge. Now having left his D.C. Czardom, Sunstein is back...
  • Philosophical Foundations(explains "liberalism")

    04/14/2013 8:28:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    thetenoclockscholar ^ | 25 December, 2012 | NA
    This blog post searches for the philosophical foundations of left-wing politics, asking this question: The conservative movement rests on a series of great thinkers: Aristotle, Aquinas, Locke, Burke, Mill, Hayek, von Mises, etc. Where are the intellectual foundations of the Left?...There is an intellectual tradition behind the contemporary Left, stretching back to Plato’s Republic and including Hegel, Marx, Lenin, Gramsci, Marcuse, Alinsky, etc. But it’s a deeply totalitarian tradition. It’s the political philosophy that dares not speak its name in an election season, for it would garner few votes, and for good reason. The real intellectual vacuum underlies not the...
  • EXCLUSIVE - U.S. to let spy agencies scour Americans' finances

    03/13/2013 6:30:59 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 44 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/13/13 | Emily Flitter and Stella Dawson and Mark Hosenball
    (Reuters) - The Obama administration is drawing up plans to give all U.S. spy agencies full access to a massive database that contains financial data on American citizens and others who bank in the country, according to a Treasury Department document seen by Reuters. The proposed plan represents a major step by U.S. intelligence agencies to spot and track down terrorist networks and crime syndicates by bringing together financial databanks, criminal records and military intelligence. The plan, which legal experts say is permissible under U.S. law, is nonetheless likely to trigger intense criticism from privacy advocates. Financial institutions that operate...
  • Venezuela's Chavez dies, officials call for unity [Miami station paints Chavez as statesman]

    03/06/2013 2:05:40 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    WSVN-TV ^ | 3/5/13
    Some in anguish, some in fear, Venezuelans raced for home on Tuesday after the government announced the death of President Hugo Chavez, the firebrand socialist who led the nation for 14 years. Vice President Nicolas Maduro's voice broke and tears ran down his face as he appeared on national television to announce that Chavez died at 4:25 p.m. local time (3:55 p.m EST; 1755 GMT) "after battling hard against an illness over nearly two years."
  • High-stakes trial begins for 2010 Gulf oil spill [Scumbag DOJ vs. Capitalism and Affordable Energy]

    02/25/2013 9:37:19 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Metronews ^ | 2/25/13 | Michael Kunzelman
    A high-stakes trial started Monday to assign blame and help figure out exactly how much more BP and other companies should pay for the nation’s worst offshore oil spill. Attorney Jim Roy, who represents individuals and businesses hurt by the spill, said BP executives applied “huge financial pressure” on its drilling managers to “cut costs and rush the job” before the blowout of its Macondo well triggered an explosion that killed 11 workers and spawned the massive spill. The project was more than $50 million over budget and behind schedule at the time of the blowout, Roy said. “BP repeatedly...
  • Modern Democratic ‘Fire-Eaters’

    02/02/2013 4:06:18 PM PST · by DaveCooper · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 2, 2013 | Clayton E. Cramer
    The outrageous rhetoric and threats coming from some Democrats demonstrates the necessity of the Second Amendment. In the period immediately before the Civil War, the most ferocious rhetoric came out of the mouths of Southern Democrats who were soon known as “fire-eaters.” They got that nickname because of the strength of their rhetoric in support of slavery and their willingness to talk about secession as a response to the possibility of abolitionists gaining influence in Congress, and even winning the White House. The louder and more ferocious speeches they gave, the stronger the abolitionist position seemed to become. Today,...
  • (Crappy Totalitarian Art) The Weirdest Monuments Of The Communist Era That Are Still Standing

    11/14/2012 6:52:58 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies
    IO9 ^ | Nov 14, 2012 | Vincze Miklos
    The Weirdest Monuments Of The Communist Era That Are Still Standing After the fall of the Soviet Union, many Communist statues and sculptures were destroyed, while others were moved to statue parks or museums. But many of them remained in the same place for the last 20 years, while the former Soviet areas were transformed into modern countries. Here are thirteen of the most incredible ones. Click to enlarge images below. 1. Lenin's giant head, Ulan-Ude, Republic of Buryatia, Russia The 42 ton, 25 foot tall head of former Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin is standing in Ulan-Ude. Built in 1970,...
  • Best (i.e., WORST) Future Dystopias Where The Liberals Have Won

    11/06/2012 7:37:50 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 4 replies
    IO9 ^ | Sep 3, 2008 | Charlie Jane Anders
    Best Future Dystopias Where The Liberals Have Won The Republican Party is gathering in St. Paul, to put forth its vision of the future. And over the next few days, you'll be hearing a lot about the horrendous futures that could take shape if gormless liberals were allowed to run the show. Which makes us wonder: what does science fiction, the literature of the future, have to say about liberal-run dystopias? And it turns out, there are plenty of horrendous futures blighted by the heavy hands of our zinfandel-spitting liberal elites. Here are the scifi stories John McCain should mention...
  • Obama: 'You Belong to Me'

    09/26/2012 5:58:37 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/26/2012 | Jeffrey Folks
    Liberals have never answered the question: what of those who do not choose to join in a "common end" that government has chosen for them? What of those who refuse to "belong to government"? These unfortunate souls must be dealt with, as Obama's departments and agencies are dealing with them: by silencing them, litigating against them, jailing them, and ruining their businesses and reputations. Those tactics, and more, were exactly what European leftists from Mussolini to Stalin resorted to. Obama's tactics include his continual attacks on the opposition for what he calls "partisan bickering" -- a charge he repeated on...
  • 56 Million Exterminated Under the Guise of Gun Control

    07/21/2012 11:46:25 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 15 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | Bradlee Dean
    This video is a short portion from Bradlee Dean's documentary called, "My War." Gun Control is not about guns so much as it is about control.
  • History Repeating Itself: The Vendee Genocide

    07/20/2012 1:11:30 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 9 replies
    Barnhardt ^ | July 18, AD 2012 10:20 AM MST | Ann Barnhardt
    Here's my latest video recorded by the good folks at FreedomTalkNetcast.com down in Pueblo, Colorado. This presentation covers the almost unknown war and genocide against the people of the Vendee region of France during the proto-Marxist French Revolution. This genocide by the atheist, godless, totalitarian French Revolutionaries against the Church killed 450,000 people, and has served as a the tactical template for Marxist governments who have fomented statist schisms and then entered into open war against the Church over the last century, including the Soviets and Mexicans in the early 20th century, and the Red Chinese and Vietnamese, and Marxist...
  • Mickey Mouse, Winnie the Pooh Take Stage for N. Korea Leader Kim Jong Un in Bizarre Disney Show

    07/08/2012 4:55:36 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    NYDN ^ | Sunday, July 8, 2012 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    PYONGYANG, North Korea — Mickey Mouse and Winnie the Pooh took the stage in North Korea during a concert for new leader Kim Jong Un, in an unusual performance featuring Disney characters. Performers dressed as Minnie Mouse, Tigger and others danced and pranced as footage from “Snow White,” “Dumbo,” “Beauty and the Beast” and other Disney movies played on a massive backdrop, according to still photos shown on state TV. The inclusion of characters popular in the West — particularly from the United States, North Korea’s wartime enemy — is a notable change in direction for performances in Pyongyang. Actors...
  • DNC Wasserman Schultz tells you failure to comply with Obamacare will no longer be tolerated

    07/03/2012 9:28:27 AM PDT · by WKUHilltopper · 188 replies
    Here's the CNN clip: http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/2012/07/02/dnc-chair-tells-cnn-health-care-is-a-penalty/?iref=allsearch From her mouth: "It's not a tax". The Internal Revenue Service would be the “easiest enforcer” of penalties against those who refuse to comply for those who fail to not pay the tax that isn't. “This is a penalty that will be assessed on the tax return if you choose to roll the dice and make us all pay for your being irresponsible and increase all of our health care costs...“We’re not going to tolerate that any more in America. You have to be responsible and you have to pay a penalty if you choose...
  • Hamas' mini-state in Gaza functioning, but authoritarian; Islamists dig in after 5 years‎

    06/25/2012 8:31:37 PM PDT · by Milagros · 1 replies
    AP / WP ^ | June 23, 2012
    And for fellow Islamists on the rise — not just in Egypt but in Tunisia, Libya and other countries transformed by the Arab Spring — the Hamas experiment in Gaza seems mostly an embarrassment. “If they (Islamic movements) look at Hamas, it’s as a negative model of what happens if you win elections too quickly and face unfavorable international conditions,” said Nathan Brown of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
  • The Bolsheviks and Islam (vanity)

    05/28/2012 7:31:50 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 4 replies
    Workers' Liberty ^ | 5/28/2012 | me
    I just found this and thought I would share. Scary stuff. (How Islam is locking with Communism). It's from 2004.
  • Why America is Devolving Towards Absolute Government Control

    04/15/2012 8:03:57 PM PDT · by OneLoyalAmerican · 71 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Sunday, April 15, 2012 | Kelly OConnell
    The relentless encroachment of socialism upon America’s economic, cultural and governmental landscape is like a bad dream to most red-blooded Americans. When society changes it can seem like the ineluctable drift of evolution or chance. But in the case of America’s ongoing continued expansion of government powers, spiking taxes, and shrinking military, it’s all part of a planned elitist push into socialism. And one need not believe in secret conspiracies when contemplating this shift. In fact, for those paying attention, it was all outlined long ago by the Fabian Socialist society, and other groups such as the Frankfurt School, as...
  • ALARMS OVER OBAMA COUP AGAINST CONSTITUTION SURGING

    04/13/2012 5:32:34 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 121 replies
    WND ^ | April 13, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    Now, again, there are words like “egocentric megalomaniac” being ascribed to the White House, and warnings about detention camps and government surveillance of its citizens. But where previous generations of warnings emanated from lone wolves with their fax machines in dusty spare rooms, the current alarms are being issued by the likes of Investors Business Daily, First Amendment authority Nat Hentoff, New York Times best-selling author Robert Ringer and their equals...
  • (Crappy Commie Architecture) An Extremely Creepy Tour of an Abandoned Soviet Monument in Bulgaria

    04/07/2012 10:31:30 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 20 replies
    IO9 ^ | Apr 6, 2012 | Cyriaque Lamar
    An Extremely Creepy Tour of an Abandoned Soviet Monument in Bulgaria Remember those derelict Bulgarian war memorials that resemble space fortresses? Well, it turns out they're just as otherworldly inside. Here's one intrepid urban explorer's journey into the shadowy corridors of the shuttered Bulgarian-Soviet Friendship memorial in Varna, Bulgaria. It's also a case study on why you never tour old Soviet monuments alone. In its Communist heyday, the "Park-Monument of the Bulgarian-Soviet Friendship" contained an eternal flame, a bomb shelter, and a tourism center. Loudspeakers would also blast Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7 on constant loop. The center opened in...
  • Political Evils and Utopian Seductions

    04/03/2012 11:22:47 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 10 replies
    The Future of Freedom Foundation ^ | August 1994 | Richard M. Ebeling
    Without question, one of the most moving and disturbing movies of the last several years has been Steven Spielberg's film, Schindler's List. Wrapped in a fascinating story about one German businessman's successful attempt to save 1,100 Jews from the Nazi extermination machine is a visual style that captures more clearly the cold brutality of Hitler's National Socialist totalitarianism than practically any documentary produced since the end of the Second World War. A colleague of mine at Hillsdale College, who spent time in the Jewish Ghetto in Kaunas, Lithuania, as a young boy during the war, told me that no film...
  • No Place to Hide After the 2012 Election

    03/19/2012 6:53:22 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 11 replies
    This video series presents where we were just five short years ago. No Place To Hide part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIOc2YpxhxI&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PL5C65C254564F7F52 No Place To Hide part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAA59LPuVfE&feature=related No Place To Hide part 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvkr9RxSot4&feature=related No Place To Hide part 4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LF8_hrpGQpI&feature=related The Obama regime and DHS have come a long way since then... “We Are This Far From A Turnkey Totalitarian State" - Big Brother Goes Live September 2013 http://www.zerohedge.com/news/%E2%80%9Cwe-are-far-turnkey-totalitarian-state-big-brother-goes-live-september-2013 "George Orwell was right. He was just 30 years early. In its April cover story, Wired has an exclusive report (http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/03/ff_nsadatacenter/all/1) on the NSA's Utah Data Center, which is a must...
  • Effective World Government Will Be Needed to Stave Off Climate Catastrophe

    03/19/2012 11:26:35 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 38 replies
    Scientific American ^ | March 17, 2012 | Gary Stix
    Almost six years ago, I was the editor of a single-topic issue on energy for Scientific American that set out a plan for how to keep atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations below a planet-livable threshold of 560 ppm. If I had it to do over, I would scale back on the nuclear fusion and clean coal, instead devoting at least half of the available space for feature articles on psychology, sociology, economics and political science. Since doing that issue, I’ve come to the conclusion that the technical details are the easy part. It’s the social engineering that’s the killer. Moon shots...
  • Chicago school bans some lunches brought from home

    11/30/2011 5:29:41 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 77 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | April 11, 2011 | Monica Eng and Joel Hood
    At his public school, Little Village Academy on Chicago's West Side, students are not allowed to pack lunches from home. Unless they have a medical excuse, they must eat the food served in the cafeteria. Principal Elsa Carmona said her intention is to protect students from their own unhealthful food choices.
  • U.S. Government Seeks to Create Website Ban List

    10/28/2011 5:14:47 PM PDT · by Publius2012 · 11 replies · 1+ views
    The New American ^ | Thursday, 27 October 2011 | Written by Raven Clabough
    U.S. Government Seeks to Create Website Ban List Written by Raven Clabough Thursday, 27 October 2011 16:23 The U.S. House of Representatives recently introduced a “rogue websites” bill that has managed to attract bipartisan support even though it would force Internet Service Providers to create a list of banned websites and prevent users of those websites from accessing their sites. The list is all too similar to the “ban lists” that are found in China. Breitbart.com reports: “US lawmakers introduced a bill on Wednesday that would give US authorities more tools to crack down on websites accused of piracy of...
  • Breivik and totalitarian democrats

    07/29/2011 8:34:59 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 4 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Caroline Glick
    Last Friday morning, Anders Breivik burst onto the international screen when he carried out a monstrous act of terrorism against his fellow Norwegians. Breivik bombed the offices housing the Norwegian government with the intention of murdering its leaders. He then traveled to the Utoeya Island and murdered scores of young people participating in a summer program sponsored by Norway’s ruling party. In all, last Friday Breivik murdered 76 people. Most of them were teenagers. Although he has confessed to his crimes, there are still important questions that remain unanswered. For instance, we still do not know if he acted alone....
  • Bachmann signs "values" pledge to oppose same-sex marriage, Sharia law, pornography

    07/08/2011 1:27:34 PM PDT · by ejdrapes · 60 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 8, 2011 | Stephanie Condon
    Bachmann signs "values" pledge to oppose same-sex marriage, Sharia law, pornography By Stephanie Condon Social conservative presidential candidate Michele Bachmann ups the ante in Iowa by signing a "values" pledge that other Republican presidential candidates may not support Socially-conservative GOP presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota has become the first candidate to sign a conservative Christian group's pledge to oppose same-sex marriage and uphold "core values." Bachmann's commitment to the pledge ups the ante in Iowa, where the other Republican candidates may now be pressed harder to prove their social conservative credentials. The support of groups like Family Leader,...
  • Education: Chariots Of Fire

    06/20/2011 5:15:36 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 3 replies
    hubpages.com ^ | June 18, 2011 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Sorry, did I say fire? I meant lies. Chariots of lies. They sound, and look, a lot alike. Fuzziness, please remember, is as good as accuracy. For many disadvantaged children, it’s better. They should not have to deal with further rejection and humiliation. You’d understand that if you weren’t a capitalist stooge. This is one of our most important lies. Sorry, I meant truths. Our job is to correct the ills of society, and provide advantages to the disadvantaged. Fuzziness is an important tool in this agenda. Let’s say that A is almost as tall as B. Surely we can...
  • The Totalitarians Within

    05/31/2011 10:12:16 AM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 10 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 31, 2011 | David Horowitz
    The Totalitarians Within Posted By David Horowitz On May 31, 2011 @ 12:12 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 18 Comments On May 11, 2011, I spoke to a student audience at UCLA for about an hour. My speech was video-taped and recorded on audio. Frontpage Magazine posted the video and an edited transcript of the speech. We are now posting an unedited transcript (accessible here) for reasons I will make clear in a moment. On May 24, the Undergraduate Students Association at UCLA, by a 10-0 vote passed a resolution proposed by the Muslim Students Association declaring that “UCLA is...
  • Ann Barnhardt Fights Totalitarian Islam and Its Useful Idiots

    04/08/2011 2:36:08 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Andrew Bostom ^ | Andrew Bostom
    Once again a mere flicker—in this case burning a copy of the Koran in Florida—has ignited the inferno of deeply seated infidel-hatred that pervades the contemporary Muslim world, precipitating violence, death, and general mayhem amongst our Afghan “ allies.” This eruption was hardly pastor Terry Jones’ fault. The insane orgy of murderous Muslim violence in Afghanistan was a direct result of Islamic doctrine. Jones’ simple non-violent act effectively administered a diagnostic societal stress test revealing—yet again—the pathological mindset engendered by an Islam that remains ossified in its Medieval fortress, defiantly unreformed and unrepentant. Kansas-born Ann Barnhardt was raised on a...
  • NO FRY ZONE: NYC HEALTH DEPT. BANS FRIED FOOD AT WORK MEALS

    04/05/2011 1:30:34 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 41 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 5, 2011
    No French fries. Or freedom fries for that matter. The New York City Health Department has issued new guidelines banning fried foods from its work-sponsored meals, telling employees to cut bagels and muffins in half, and saying that if cakes are served for a celebration, they can’t be coupled with cookies. According to the Health Department, it’s about being consistent. The Daily News explains: "Employees also got a bright-colored brochure stipulating what can and can’t be served at meetings and parties. "Tap water is a menu must when food or drinks are served. Other beverages must be less than 25...
  • A Showdown with Evil

    12/27/2010 4:13:37 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 6 replies
    Dr. Jamie Glazov and his Canadian publisher, Mantua Books, have just published a new kind of “samizdat” which is the Russian word for self-publications written by dissidents and passed from hand to hand. “Self-publishing” (by hand, on typewriters, on printing presses) was a 20th century way of dealing with Soviet government censorship. The Russian authors and readers who were found with such writing in their possession were routinely subjected to harsh imprisonment. Westerners, (and this includes Israel), do not live in a Soviet Gulag and are not subject to political censorship, but we do face a new kind of Orwellian...
  • Pimping America's Next Reichstag Fire

    12/21/2010 10:50:46 AM PST · by STD · 22 replies · 2+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 12/21/10 | self
    Just as we are about to celebrate Christmas among families and friends, we are told to fear the next attack by Obamas Attorney General. Talk about preparing the victim. These people are much too obvious! WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2010 Attorney General Eric Holder has an urgent message for Americans: While he is confident that the United States will continue to thwart attacks, "the terrorists only have to be successful once."