Monday, May 22, 2017

NY Nazis

New York enclave finally ends Nazi-era policies

The Difference


Vet speaks

Suffering veterans are not ‘broken’
by Lamar Winslow

From the left

From the left: Dershowitz Says Special Counsel Will Help Trump: 'He's Going to Find No Crime'

Investigations

A nice 3 minute explanation of how our government investigates important topics. It'll really clear your mind on all this. Enjoy. --Del

UW

Top Five Wasteful Classes in the UW System

Trump in Saudi Arabia

Trump's triumph in Riyadh proves America is back on top of the world

Killing C.I.A. Informants, China Crippled U.S. Spying Operations

Killing C.I.A. Informants, China Crippled U.S. Spying Operations

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Muslim Rape Gangs

Shabir Ahmed: the Rochdale sex gang ringleader who blamed white community for not looking after girls

The War on Women

ISIS behead and dismember dozens of women and children in horrific attack on Syrian villages

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Iran nuclear: Trump extends Obama's 'worst deal ever'

Iran nuclear: Trump extends Obama's 'worst deal ever'

Nigeria

Nigeria: Muslim group blocks UN efforts to aid two million people on brink of famine

Sweden

Swedish Diplomats Move National Holiday to Avoid Clash With Ramadan

Was Vietnam Winnable? NYT

Was Vietnam Winnable? By MARK MOYAR
Excerpt: My interest in the Vietnam War began in the early 1990s, when I took a college course on the history of the conflict. Part of what drew me to the subject was the visceral contempt that my peers, professors and intellectuals generally had not just for the war, but for its veterans. It seemed to me a profound wrong that the young men who had risked their lives in Southeast Asia were deemed less worthy than those who had stayed safe at home. The history of the war, as taught in my college classes, rested on two assumptions. First, that the war was unnecessary; the “domino theory,” the idea that a Communist takeover in Vietnam would cascade through the rest of Southeast Asia, was wrong. Ho Chi Minh was more of a nationalist than a Communist — and therefore, America needn’t have worried about “losing Vietnam.” The fact that most of the dominoes did not fall after South Vietnam’s defeat in 1975 was Exhibit A. The second assumption was that the war was unwinnable. According to the orthodox historical narrative, the United States never could have won the war because of the dedication of the Vietnamese Communists, which was said to be far superior to that of America’s South Vietnamese allies. No alternative strategies could have achieved success, and hence America was fated to abandon South Vietnam after sustaining prolonged casualties. (It seems the age of miracles is not yet over. Or maybe somebody at the Times has figured out that at least once in a while they need to consider inputs that aren't PC-approved. Dr. Moyar has done a really great job in this article, and we can only hope it is seen and understood by many whose misunderstanding of that war may be at least in part corrected. Or at least it'll provoke some thinking and reconsideration of that history, which has come to be so really important to understanding how conflicts can be entered into with good intention and justification, and yet be lost due to poor leadership and internal politics. Del)

On the verge

Nation on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. By MATTHEW CONTINETTI
Excerpt: A self-destructive president pushes Washington to the edge. The man can’t help himself. I’m speaking of course of our president, Donald Trump, whose talents at marketing and publicity brought him wealth and fame and, at the age of 70, the highest political office in the nation. Aggressive, flamboyant, unpredictable, and combative, Trump’s impulsivity has benefited him as a businessman and as a candidate, but not as a president. His desire to convey an image of speed and determination has resulted in executive orders stopped by judicial intervention and a legislature that is quarrelsome and confused. His popping off on Twitter creates scandals that should not otherwise exist, and inflames already high tensions in the capital. His firing of FBI director James Comey, then his changing explanations of the dismissal, birthed an enemy he does not want to have and alienated a staff whose loyalty he needs. Imagine another president whose administration comes under investigation. It’s not hard to do. How does he act? He does not mention the proceedings in speeches, he tries to avoid the topic altogether, he pursues his agenda to the best of his ability, and when asked about the matter in interviews he deflects the question by saying he won’t comment on an ongoing investigation, or by reminding the journalist that the truth will vindicate his people. Trump does the opposite. (This from a conservative writers. Trumpbots saying "it's all part of his clever plan" are growing weaker. ~Bob)

Friday, May 19, 2017

Menstrual equality

Tampons in Men’s Rooms? It’s Just a Small Part of ‘Menstrual Equity,’ Campus Activists Say

Bringing it home

'Erdo─čan's bodyguards' in violent clash with protesters in Washington DC

Jews

Georgetown professor Jonathan Brown promotes “religious discrimination” against Jews

On Campus

Sheer Lunacy on Campus by Walther E. Williams
Williams does a nice job on this, we've all seen and heard a lot of this has been going on, but the short summary is worth seeing and sending on. --Del

Midway

Lessons from the Battle of Midway By Victor Davis Hanson http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0517/hanson051817.php3

Europe


Destroy the Zionists

"To war that will smash the oppressor and destroy the Zionist's soul"

Defenderata

Defenderata
(Copyright ©, 2017, Thomas P. Kratman)
            Go cautiously and armed amidst the Black Live Matter demonstrations and riots and remember, whitey, that although their lives matter, yours does not.
            There are people with whom you cannot get along without surrendering your soul. Insofar as possible, bury them where the bodies will never be found.
            In these days, speaking the truth is a revolutionary act; shout it from the rooftops. If it sends SJWs into apoplexy or cardiac arrest, or makes their heads explode, so much the better, since that will stop their continuous and inevitable lies, and nothing else will.
            Avoid large conglomerations of people carrying banners and shouting slogans. Do not take to heart their exhortations and entreaties, for they are fucking lunatics.
            Never apologize for anything.
            Do not bother keeping a close eye on the stock market, the unemployment reports, NASDAQ, or crime figures. These are lies and frauds, start to finish. Keep careful watch, however, of your neighbors, marking down all those you believe you can trust when the fecal matter hits the rotary impeller. 
            Aim with care.
            Do not fire warning shots, for this shortens the time between “fire” and “reload.” The dead cannot testify in court; the wounded may only be feigning death. Hence, double tap always and be careful to finish off the wounded.
            Old age and treachery will always beat youth and ignorance. Never surrender without a fight. Do not go too easily on yourself, either, for the world is waiting in ambush. 
            You have nearly no natural rights. Anyone who tells you that you do is peddling vacuum. One right you do have is the right to try to use violence and hard work in your own behalf. Nothing guarantees you success.
            If you have turned your back on God, don’t expect him not to turn His back on you. He’s loving, generous, patient, and kind, but modern man and woman has pretty much worn those qualities to a frazzle. 
            The shams, drudgeries, frauds, and stolen dreams have worn the world out as much as they have God’s patience. Civilization is collapsing. You can give up or you can fight. You will be happier if you fight.


(Tom Kratman is a retired US Army LtCol, an occasional contributor to my blog, and an outstand author of military science fiction, including the A Desert Called Peace series. http://www.amazon.com/Desert-Called-Peace-Carrera-Book-ebook/dp/B00B5HJOFY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1426715332&sr=8-1&keywords=Peace+Kratman I expect that in 20 years they will move his novel Caliphate to the history section. ~Bob)

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Comey Memo

The Comey Memo: The Allegation Is Serious, and There Is No Good Outcome
Excerpt: If [FBI director James Comey’s] memo exists, then there is compelling evidence that the president committed a potentially impeachable offense. Here is the alleged chain of events: First, Trump asked Comey to drop an investigation of a close former associate and a former senior official in his administration. Second, Comey refused. Third, weeks later Trump fired Comey. Fourth, Trump then misled the American people regarding the reason for the dismissal. Each prong is important, but it’s worth noting that the fourth prong — Trump’s deception regarding the reason for Comey’s termination — is particularly problematic in context. Deception is classic evidence of malign intent. There is no good outcome here. Either there is now compelling evidence that the president committed a serious abuse of power, or the nation’s leading press outlets are dupes for a vindictive, misleading story. Either outcome violates the public trust in vital American institutions. Either outcome results in a degree of political chaos. If the memo is real and as damaging as the Times claims, the chaos is likely greater, but don’t underestimate the cultural and political damage if our nation’s most prestigious press outlets run a story of this magnitude based on a malicious fiction. It’s time for facts and documents, not anonymity and allegations. It’s time for the truth.

Honor Killings

Lawyer: Trump Executive Order on Immigration violates First Amendment because honor killings are Islamic
Excerpt: Katyal is right. Honor killings are Islamic. But he is, to my knowledge, the first Western Leftist ever to admit that fact. Muslims commit 91 percent of honor killings worldwide. A manual of Islamic law certified as a reliable guide to Sunni orthodoxy by Al-Azhar, the most respected authority in Sunni Islam, says that “retaliation is obligatory against anyone who kills a human being purely intentionally and without right.” However, “not subject to retaliation” is “a father or mother (or their fathers or mothers) for killing their offspring, or offspring’s offspring.” (‘Umdat al-Salik o1.1-2). In other words, someone who kills his child incurs no legal penalty under Islamic law. In this case the victim was the murderer’s sister, a victim to the culture of violence and intimidation that such laws help create. The Palestinian Authority gives pardons or suspended sentences for honor murders. Iraqi women have asked for tougher sentences for Islamic honor murderers, who get off lightly now. Syria in 2009 scrapped a law limiting the length of sentences for honor killings, but “the new law says a man can still benefit from extenuating circumstances in crimes of passion or honour ‘provided he serves a prison term of no less than two years in the case of killing.’” And in 2003 the Jordanian Parliament voted down on Islamic grounds a provision designed to stiffen penalties for honor killings. Al-Jazeera reported that “Islamists and conservatives said the laws violated religious traditions and would destroy families and values.”

Trump sorces?

I Know One of the Sources. By Erick Erickson
Excerpt: What sets this story apart for me, at least, is that I know one of the sources. And the source is solidly supportive of President Trump, or at least has been and was during Campaign 2016. But the President will not take any internal criticism, no matter how politely it is given. He does not want advice, cannot be corrected, and is too insecure to see any constructive feedback as anything other than an attack. So some of the sources are left with no other option but to go to the media, leak the story, and hope that the intense blowback gives the President a swift kick in the butt. Perhaps then he will recognize he screwed up. The President cares vastly more about what the press says than what his advisers say. That is a real problem and one his advisers are having to recognize and use, even if it causes messy stories to get outside the White House perimeter.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Wikileaks?

Seth Rich, slain DNC staffer, had contact with WikiLeaks, say multiple sources

Inappropriate



Denmark

Jihad in Denmark by Judith Bergman
Once again, yes, it is quite possible to be Muslim and be really OK with getting along with everyone else and there are millions of Muslims living in Western countries who are like that. However, that there is a sadly broad streak of fundamentalism in the world of Islam, where the passion for conquering the world is really deep, and the worst parts of some religious texts are considered to be the most important parts, cannot be denied. That would be like denying that some Germans who believed totally in the Nazi creed and policies existed. Unfortunately, the strong emotional drive of some in the West to hang onto fantasies about everyone being really OK, and multiculturalism is 100% a wonderful thing, just seems to roll along. We are seeing, after the many years of buildup of extremism and the pattern of atrocities, at last some reaction to radicalism in Europe. Long overdue and still not anywhere near where it needs to be to safeguard the societies there, but at least the sleepers may have one eye partially open now. --Del

Monday, May 15, 2017

Syria

Memo Signed By Assad Transfers Command And Financial Responsibility For Syrian Militias To Iran
https://www.memri.org/reports/syrian-memo-placing-militias-under-iranian-command

To each his own


It was settled science

In 1975, Newsweek Predicted A New Ice Age. We’re Still Living with the Consequences.
Excerpt: On April 28, 1975, Newsweek published a provocative article, “The Cooling World,” in which writer and science editor Peter Gwynne described a significant chilling of the world’s climate, with evidence accumulating “so massively that meteorologists are hard-pressed to keep up with it.” He raised the possibility of shorter growing seasons and poor crop yields, famine, and shipping lanes blocked by ice, perhaps to begin as soon as the mid-1980s. Meteorologists, he wrote, were “almost unanimous” in the opinion that our planet was getting colder. Over the years that followed, Gwynne’s article became one of the most-cited stories in Newsweek’s history.

You're Rich

Think you're living in a 'hellhole' today? By George Will
https://www.washingtonpost.com/…/475d7370-30f9-11e7-9534-00…
Excerpt: Having bestowed the presidency on a candidate who described their country as a “hellhole” besieged by multitudes trying to get into it, Americans need an antidote for social hypochondria. Fortunately, one has arrived from Don Boudreaux, an economist at George Mason University’s Mercatus Center and proprietor of the indispensable blog Cafe Hayek. He has good news: You are as rich as John D. Rockefeller. Richer, actually.

DNR

$17,000 DNR Video Promotes High Adventure Wardens Life. By Matt Kittle
Here’s a good example of “death by a thousand paper cuts” wasteful spending. The DNR spent $17,000 on a recruiting video for game wardens that looks just like an action movie trailer from the 80s, complete with guns and fast vehicles. The good news is that according to the DNR, it was a steal. If an outside vendor produced it, it would cost more like $50,000. Guess taxpayers should be thrilled. --Chris

Pee Privilege

Students At Taxpayer-Funded University Instructed About ‘PEE Privilege’
Excerpt: The walls outside bathrooms on the taxpayer-funded campus of Northern Arizona University now feature signs informing students that they have “pee privilege” if they aren’t transgender or don’t have cross-dressing fetishes.