DYSPEPSIA GENERATION

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Minimum Wage: You Want Jobs With That?

26th June 2017

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As cities and states raise minimum wages to as much as $15 an hour, companies that rely on unskilled labor are cutting labor costs. Of course they are, though those like McDonalds with low-income customers will never tell you why. But businesses don’t spend a dollar when they can spend 50 cents. Employees who contribute less than their pay don’t stay employees for long.

Duh.

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Study Shows $15 Minimum Wage Makes Workers Poorer

26th June 2017

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A study on the increasing minimum wage in Seattle, Wash., found that the low-income workers in the city actually have been losing an average of $125 per month since the hike went into effect.

Seattle has been gradually increasing the minimum wage for workers in the city for years hoping to get to $15 per hour, but a working paper published Monday by the National Bureau of Economic Research shows that wage increases have already had a negative effect on the very people they were supposed to help.

Duh.

More here.

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Thought for the Day

26th June 2017

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College Professor Fired Following Remarks on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’

26th June 2017

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A New Jersey college professor who appeared on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” to defend a black-only Black Lives Matter event has been fired after the college’s president said she made racially insensitive comments on the show, according to reports.

Essex County College in Newark announced Lisa Durden’s firing Friday. She taught communications and pop culture classes as an adjunct, the Newark Star-Ledger reported.

On his June 6 show, Carlson and Durden, who is black, got into a heated exchange over the appropriateness of allowing only blacks to attend a Black Lives Matter event in New York City on Memorial Day.

“Listen. What I say to that is boo-hoo-hoo,” she said. “You white people are angry because you couldn’t use your ‘white privilege’ card to get invited to the Black Lives Matter’s all-black Memorial Day celebration! Wow!”

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Patients ‘Belittled and Bewildered’ as Access to NHS Care Worsens, Doctors Warn

25th June 2017

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How about that government-provided healthcare! Don’t you wish America had a system like that?

 

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It’s Time to Break Up Syria

25th June 2017

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Whether it’s the deployment of special forces against ISIS or firing Tomahawk missiles against Bashar al-Assad, regardless of which faction is eliminated or who is removed from their position of power, the likelihood of stabilizing Syria is low. The country has traveled too far down a path that no amount of international goodwill can bring back. “Syria,” as it was previously known, is dead. Investing in an attempt to revive the pre-war status quo of a unitary state is a fool’s errand, which will drain immense resources, drag out the suffering of the people and distract the international community from seeking more achievable goals. The limited capacity of the international community (both resources and will), the conflicting geopolitical interests, and the depth of animosity among people on the ground mean that a strategy premised upon a return to the Syria that once was is bound to fail.

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Our argument for the breakup of Syria isn’t a call to revisit the Sykes-Picot Agreement and the subsequent Treaty of Sèvres—in which Western nations mapped out the current Middle East, ignoring what the local people wanted—but rather to recognize that borders are not immutable and are a function of an ever-evolving history, culture and politics. The century-long map of the Middle East, for better or worse, served the region during the interwar period and the subsequent postcolonial transitions, but the internal pressures that had been contained by strongman dictatorships, with the support of various foreign governments, can no longer be held back. Persisting with the status quo in Syria without acknowledging these challenges and realistically considering the likelihood of a sustainable peace will lead to a far worse situation.

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Chicago LGBT Pride Parade Bans Gay Jews From Marching With Jewish Pride Flag

25th June 2017

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It’s not enough to just be gay, you have to be the right kind of gay.

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Democrats Bring the H8: Woman Rips Confederate Flag Off Man’s Truck, Hits Him With Car

25th June 2017

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A woman in Charleston, South Carolina allegedly ripped a Confederate flag off a man’s truck and backed into him with her car.

The woman stopped her car, got out, and ripped off his Confederate flag “tag.”

As the man was trying to get her license plate number, she hit him with her car.

Obviously she must be a Trump supporter, since only right-wingers indulge in violence.

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McDonald’s Stock Is Soaring Because of… Automation

25th June 2017

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Of course, reports such as these prefer to focus on the positive (at least in the eyes of investors) while leaving the other half of the story untold for the most part. Those kiosks are taking the place of entry level workers at the cash registers. Mobil ordering options also allow an app to load up the orders for the cooks in the back. One person can bring most of the orders to the tables or the pick-up window, cutting out the need for several workers in each store.

Saw that coming once the $15-an-hour minimum wage campaign heated up. (Bought the stock — kaching!)

There was a time when such automation was pretty much impossible or at least prohibitively expensive to implement. Not so anymore. It’s still not cheap to do on the front end, but managers have to weigh those costs against what human workers would cost in the long run. Even in places where cities and states haven’t already raised the minimum wage massively they’ve been threatening to. One of our major political parties is pushing to do it on the national level. If you scare these employers enough over a sufficient period of time they’ll eventually begin to believe you.

And nobody scares employers like the Democrats. With results as you see them.

Fight for 15, meet Robby the Robot. He’ll be taking your place now and you can fight for a spot in the unemployment line.

Perhaps you can hire an illegal immigrant to stand in for you, you know, doing the jobs Americans won’t do.

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The Palaeogenetics of Cat Dispersal in the Ancient World

25th June 2017

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Just in case you were wondering. I know I was.

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Plastic Water Bottles Might Have Poisoned Ancient Californians

25th June 2017

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Let that be a lesson to us all.

No doubt Trump is to blame.

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The Tyranny of Twitter: How Mob Censure Is Changing the Intellectual Landscape

25th June 2017

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In a 1945 essay, Notes on Nationalism, George Orwell described a rumour among leftists that the real reason American troops had been brought to Europe was to suppress English communism, not fight the Nazis.

“One has to belong to the intelligentsia to believe things like that,” Orwell famously noted. “No ordinary man could be such a fool.” Even by Orwell’s high standards, those words have aged extremely well. Tell an ordinary Canadian schlub that white people aren’t allowed to quote Beyoncé, and he will be smart enough to laugh in your face. Dress down a superbly intelligent Peace and Conflict Studies PhD candidate for the same act, and she will fall over herself with apologies.

Since 1789, Revolutions have always turned on their instigators. We apparently live in such a time.

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Detroit Council Dunks on Taxpayers, Will Use School Funds for Basketball Arena

25th June 2017

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Taxpayer-funded bonds sold to raise revenue for parks and schools in cash-strapped Detroit will instead be used to lure its professional basketball team back into the city.

Taxpayers are already on the hook for more than $300 million of the $900 million construction cost for new Little Caesars Arena, built to host the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League. The additional spending will make the arena suitable for basketball and help pay for new practice facility and front office for the Pistons.

This is what happens when Democrats run your city.

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Our Leading Hate Group

25th June 2017

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The concept of a “hate group” could be useful. In practice, however, it is like the concept of “hate speech,” applied to shut down heterodox speech and confine the public square to dissemination of officially approved thought. The concepts somehow overlook the likes of the the hilariously misnamed Southern Poverty Law Center and its works, which direct something far beyond the Orwellian Two Minutes Hate to the likes of Charles Murray and Ayaan Hirsi Ali. If there is such a thing as a “hate group” — as I say, it could be a useful concept — the SPLC is it. Indeed, I think it may be our most influential hate group.

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Thought for the Day

25th June 2017

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Pakistan Oil Tanker Crash Kills More Than 120 People in Punjab

25th June 2017

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The crash didn’t kill anybody; they all died in the resulting (perfectly predictable) fire beause of all the people rushing to steal fuel from the crashed tanker.

The wage of sin is death. Think of it as evolution in action.

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Florida Man to be Fined $1.25 Per Robocall… All 96 Million of Them

24th June 2017

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America’s comms regulator, the FCC, will fine a Florida Man $120m for flooding the country with nearly 100 million robocalls in three months.

The watchdog said that Adrian Abramovich of Miami ran a scheme that made more than a million calls a day – each with its caller ID information altered – with the aim of selling travel packages and condo timeshares.

The calls, 96 million of them in total, were presented on caller ID as coming from travel companies like TripAdvisor, Expedia, Hilton, and Marriott. When answered, they played a recorded message and, if the user prompted for more information, they were connected to an overseas call center, where the operator would try to sell a vacation package.

The spoofed numbers are a violation of the FCC’s Truth in Caller ID Act of 2009, opening the door to the massive nine-figure penalty. Abramovich was also cited for violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and federal wire fraud laws.

Waterboarded. I want him waterboarded as well. Once for each call.

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NHS Doctors Turning to Substance Abuse Amid Rising Levels of Stress and Burnout

24th June 2017

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How about that great government-provided health care! Don’t you wish we had a system like that in America?

Reminder for the dimwitted: When a service is free, the demand increases to infinity — and eventually you run out of other people’s money to pay for it.

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Me, in the Morning

24th June 2017

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STUDY: Antarctic Sea Ice Loss Driven by ‘Natural Variability,’ Not Global Warming

24th June 2017

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A series of strong storms late last year brought warm winds down to Antarctica that melted a South Carolina-sized chunk of sea ice every day, leading to the lowest sea ice coverage on record for the South Pole.

And it likely had nothing to do with man-made global warming, according a new study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.

“There’s no indication this is anything but just natural variability,” John Turner, a climate scientist with the British Antarctic Survey, told the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) blog Friday.

DENIER! THERE’S A CONSENSUS!

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A Party of Snobs

24th June 2017

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From conversations that I’ve had with some Trump voters in recent weeks, I was struck by how they viewed the Democratic Party as snobbish, elitist and looking down its nose at “average Americans.” And in conversations with some Clinton voters, I found confirmation for that view in the open disdain that the Clinton backers expressed toward the stupidity of anyone who voted for Trump. In other words, the Trump voters were not wrong to feel “dissed.”

It seems the Republicans – and Trump in particular – have done a better job in presenting themselves to these Middle Americans as respecting their opinions and representing their fears, even though the policies being pushed by Trump and the GOP still favor the rich and will do little good – and significant harm – to the middle and working classes.

By contrast, many of Hillary Clinton’s domestic proposals might well have benefited average Americans but she alienated many of them by telling a group of her supporters that half of Trump’s backers belonged in a “basket of deplorables.” Although she later reduced the percentage, she had committed a cardinal political sin: she had put the liberal disdain for millions of Americans into words – and easily remembered words at that.

By insisting that Hillary Clinton be the Democratic nominee – after leftist populist Bernie Sanders was pushed aside – the party also ignored the fact that many Americans, including many Democrats, viewed Clinton as the perfectly imperfect candidate for an anti-Establishment year with many Americans still fuming over the Wall Street bailouts and amid the growing sense that the system was rigged for the well-connected and against the average guy or gal.

In the face of those sentiments, the Democrats nominated a candidate who personified how a relatively small number of lucky Americans can play the system and make tons of money while the masses have seen their dreams crushed and their bank accounts drained. And Clinton apparently still hasn’t learned that lesson.

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Conservative Wonk Avik Roy: The Senate Healthcare Bill Is Actually Pretty Awesome

24th June 2017

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Avik Roy is a pretty prominent conservative health care policy expert, and he has the reputation of knowing what he’s talking about. We report, you decide.

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Barack Obama Calls Trumpcare ‘Massive Transfer of Wealth’ From Poor to Rich

23rd June 2017

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I have a question: Where did ‘the poor’ get all this money that there can be a ‘massive transfer’ to the rich?

These guys don’t even listen to themselves.

If Obama is so worried about it, perhaps he could shell out some of the cash he got from his book deal.

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The Medieval History of Stonehenge

23rd June 2017

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Just in case you were wondering. I know I was.

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Republicans’ Health-Care Bills Boil Down to … More Obamacare

23rd June 2017

Megan McArdle reads this crap so that you don’t have to.

Well, you know, if you tilt your head to one side and squint a little, you can sort of see … Obamacare. I called the House health care bill “Obamacare Lite,” but compared to the Senate bill, the House was offering a radical new taste sensation. The Senate bill touches very little of the underlying architecture of Obamacare; all it does is eliminate the insurance mandates, cut spending and give states somewhat more autonomy in how those dollars are spent. Repeal Obamacare, you say? They’re barely even worrying it.

 

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Slate: Why Did Jeronimo Yanez Shoot Philando Castile? Because White People.

23rd June 2017

Steve Sailer reads this dreck so that you don’t have to.

Words not mentioned once in this article about the acquittal of Jeronimo Yanez: “Hispanic” or “Latino.”

I guess Hispanics, like Asians, now qualify as ‘white’ for victimology purposes.

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Offshore Wind Turbine May Have Killed Young Whale

23rd June 2017

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Time for another eco-Nazi civil war.

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New Hampshire Law: It’s a Person at 20 Weeks, Unless You Want to Abort It

23rd June 2017

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The New Hampshire Senate passed a bill ruling you can freely kill your own child but will get charged with murder if you kill someone else’s kid.

Perhaps the next step is that you can sell kids into slavery as long as they are your own kids.

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Democrats Bring the H8: Nebraska Democratic Party Official Fired After Saying He Wished Steve Scalise Had Died

23rd June 2017

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An official in the Nebraska state Democratic party has been removed from his position after an audio recording surfaced of him saying that he wished Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise had been killed last week when he was shot by a Democratic gunman during a congressional baseball practice.

Party chairwoman Jane Kleeb removed Phil Montag as chairman of the technology committee after an audio recording surfaced earlier this week of him saying that he was “glad” that Scalise was shot and that he wished “he was fucking dead.”

My, what a surprise. Aren’t you surprised? I’m sure surprised.

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Indian Toilet Charity Renames Village After Trump

23rd June 2017

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Yeah, I can see toilets in India as being a significant part of Trump’s legacy. (After all, when draining the swamp, you’ve got to put all of the crap someplace….)

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Sierra Club: The Big Problem With Environmentalism Is ‘Unsustainable Whiteness’

23rd June 2017

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Yeah, environmentalists all look pretty white to me. Sierra Club especially, they’re all a bunch of SWPL granola-crunchers.

Presumably non-white people have better things to do than hug trees.

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California Bans Government Travel to Four More ‘Anti-LGBT’ States

23rd June 2017

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More self-segregation. We don’t even have to do anything to keep these proglodytes out of our state.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott was non-plussed over California’s travel ban, relaying though his spokesman John Wittman, “California may be able to stop their state employees, but they can’t stop all the businesses that are fleeing over taxation and regulation and relocating to Texas.”

Indeed. We especially welcome health care providers subjected to the new taxes.

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Mike Enzi: We’re Not Listening to Democrats Because They Didn’t Listen to Us

23rd June 2017

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Sen. Mike Enzi on Wednesday said that Republicans aren’t going to listen to Democrats in their attempt to alter the new Health care bill due to the fact that Democrats didn’t listen to Republicans on Obamacare.

“We’re not trying to give the impression that we’re going to listen to them. They never listened to us,” he told the Washington Examiner.

What goes around comes around.

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Thought for the Day

23rd June 2017

‘Other countries have threatening neighbors; America has Mexicans and Canadians, whose greatest threats consist of cheap labor and porous borders.’

— Michael Ledeen, Machiavelli on Modern Leadership

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Oregon Passes Hefty Insurance Tax to Prop Up Its Scandalous Medicaid System

23rd June 2017

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The government-provided insurance system is going  broke, so the government taxes the people providing medical services. Yeah, that’s going to work.

Whom will they tax when the providers of medical services decide that they’d rather be practicing in, say, Texas?

The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.

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ISLAMOCOPIA FRIDAY: What’s New in the Religion of Peace

23rd June 2017

US airstrike kills al-Qaida commander, 2 others, in Yemen

FBI Nabs Would-Be ISIS Terrorist In Sting Operation

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi dead: ‘Highly likely’ Isis leader killed in airstrike, Russian foreign ministry claims

Afghanistan car bomb: At least 26 killed and 50 wounded following explosion in Lashkar Gah

ISIS-Linked Militants Storm Filipino School, Take Hostages

Book Review of Ibn Warraq: The Islam in Islamic Terrorism

Half Of Muslim Minors In Austria Hold Anti-Semitic Views, According To New Poll  My, what a surprise.

ISIS Warns Russia: You’re Next

Isis blows up famous Grand al-Nuri Mosque in Mosul, where caliphate was declared

Death of Isis’ chief cleric in US air strike throws group into crisis

In Detroit: “Allahu Akhbar” and Then a Knife to the Neck

Belgian Officials: Failed Brussels Bomber Hailed From Jihadi Capital Of Europe

These Moms Are Taking Up Guns To Fight The Taliban And ISIS

BBC Targets Kids with False ‘Islam Means Peace’ Claim  It’s all about the Narrative.

Brussels explosion: Prosecutors say major terror attack at station averted after bomb packed with nails fails

Nineteen arrested in India after celebrating Pakistan’s victory in the Champions Trophy final

Isis-linked militants storm school and take hostages in Philippines

Man tasered after ‘attacking people with shoe horn’ at London mosque

“Allahu Akhbar” and then BOOM! In Brussels — Again

Brussels explosion: Suspected suicide bomber shot dead after blast at Central Station

The Department of Justice is Privileging Mosques

US confirms killing of top Islamic State group cleric

Taliban kill 8 Afghan guards working at US base

Brussels explosion: Man ‘neutralised’ by Belgian police after blast in Central Station

Iran Missile Strike Escalates War Between Radical Shi’ites and Sunnis  Good. Let them kill each other off.

Pakistan Builds Its Own Version Of A Border Wall

US-Led Forces Obliterate ISIS’ Chief Cleric In Airstrike

Who Are ‘The Renouncers’? A Splinter Group That Could Be The Taliban’s Worst Nightmare

America Must Confront Pakistan’s Support of Afghan-Based Terrorism

Saudi air strikes kill at least 25 in attack on Yemen market

Finsbury Park mosque attack: Isis calls on supporters to take revenge in wake of latest London terror atrocity

Van driver killed in crash at tree trunk road block set up by Calais refugees

Al-Qaeda claims responsibility for terror attack that killed at least five people at luxury resort in Mali

Inside the Afghan School Where Girls Can Dress Like Girls

Will the Saudi-Qatar Spat Escalate Friction Between America and Iran?

Finsbury Park mosque attack: Suspect Darren Osborne, 47, previously unknown to security services  Unlike Muslim terrorists, who are usually ‘well known to security services.’

Champs-Élysées incident: Attacker dies after ramming police van with car ‘carrying explosive device and guns’

Military Demands Tougher Immigration Controls As Terrorists Ravage Filipino City

The Myth of the Extremist

Saudi Navy Captures Elite Iranian Troops On Seized Boat

Poland Refuses To Accept Any Refugees Without Clear Vetting Process

Muslim Brotherhood Affiliate Claims Responsibility for Cairo Attack

Champs-Elysees Evacuated After Car Filled With Explosives Rams Police Van

Iran’s Missile Strike On ISIS Was Coordinated With Assad, Went Through Iraqi Airspace

The Rise of Katibat Dir’ al-Watan: A Journey to the Lebanon-Syria Border Areas

Nabra Hassanen: 17-year-old Muslim girl abducted and killed on way home from Virginia mosque

Iran bans Zumba classes for being ‘un-Islamic’

Finsbury Park Mosque: Police confirm all victims of suspected terror attack are Muslim

Tarek Fatah: This is an Ideological War

Mali attack: Westerners once again the target of Islamist terrorists

Soft Sharia in Turkey

Iran Launches Ballistic Missiles At ISIS In Retaliation For Tehran Attack

The Last ISIS Attack Was Unprecedented, But Only Because It Wasn’t Really ISIS

Mali attack: Security forces battle gunmen at Le Campement resort near Bamako

Q&A: Taliban infiltrate Afghan army to target foreign troops

Coalition Forces Make Final Push To Crush ISIS Forces In Mosul

Iraqi troops move into Mosul’s Old City, last ISIS stronghold

Islamic State threat in Southeast Asia raises alarm in Washington

Germany Says 100 Million African Refugees Could Head North

Taliban Burst Into Afghan Police Headquarters, Kill Five Policemen

Muslims lending Christians hijabs to help them escape Isis in disguise

Taliban storm Afghan police compound, kill 5 police

Afghanistan shooting: Seven US soldiers injured and one Afghan killed at Mazar-e Sharif camp

Why the Middle East Needs the Qatar Crisis

In Cologne, a Dozen-Muslim March Against Terror

Taliban: Insider Attack On US Forces A ‘Reminder’ That More Troops Won’t Stop Them

Iraqi forces capture border crossing to Syria from ISIS

Mujahideen “Refugees” Arrested in Hamburg

Palestinian Terrorists Reject ISIS Claim On Jerusalem Police Attack

Russia claims it has killed two more Isis commanders in Syria air strikes

Israeli police deny Isis claim of responsibility for Jerusalem stabbing

Afghan Official: Afghan security forces recaptured Tora Bora

Another insider attack in Afghanistan leaves 7 Americans wounded

Four US Soldiers Wounded In Apparent Afghan Insider Attack

Danish post office suspends deliveries to immigration hotspot, drivers too scared to go there

ISIS Claims First Coordinated Attack In Jerusalem With One Police Officer Dead

‘Liberal’ mosque where burqas are banned opens in Germany

Death of Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi could see jihadis’ resistance crumble

Cologne rally: As many as 10,000 Muslims to protest Islamic extremism

Boko Haram Back in the News: Two Abducted Girls Graduate from American High School

Islamic Extremist Numbers Swell To Thousands In Sweden

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi dead: Russia says it may have killed Isis leader in Raqqa air strike

Kabul explosion: Suicide bomber strikes outside Shia mosque in Afghan capital

Somalia restaurant siege: Al-Shabaab militants massacre 31 civilians in Mogadishu

Jihadi Arrests Almost Double In Two Years In Europe

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Mark Zuckerberg Explains Why Globalist Billionaires Are Your Moral Betters

22nd June 2017

Steve Sailer finds a real head-scratcher.

This is our challenge. We have to build a world where everyone has a sense of purpose and community. That’s how we’ll bring the world closer together. We have to build a world where we care about a person in India or China or Nigeria or Mexico as much as a person here.

Uh … how is demanding Americans care more about strangers on the opposite side of the world as much as they care about their neighbors in their own communities going to rebuild community in America?

The thing to keep in mind about Mark Zuckerberg is that whatever he says that he believes in, he really believes in. But not because it makes sense, but because he has a genius for increasing his wealth. Whatever ideas he pushes on you are ideas that will make him richer if you believe in them too. (Whether Zuck’s ideas will make you and your loved ones better off, though, is hardly his concern.)

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Campus Closes and Prof Flees State After He Posts ‘#LetThemF******Die’ About White People

22nd June 2017

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A college campus closed Wednesday and a professor reports having fled the state after calling white people “inhuman assholes” and saying “#LetThemFuckingDie.”

That sounds about right.

Professor Johnny Eric Williams of Trinity College in Connecticut says he has fled the state, claiming to have received death threats after he posted inflammatory, anti-white remarks on Facebook, according to Hartford Courant.

Gee, I wonder why.

The college closed Wednesday, but reopened Thursday.

Pity.

“I’m fed the fuck up with self identified ‘white’s’ [sic] daily violence directed at immigrants, Muslim, and sexual [sic] and racially oppressed people,” he said in a subsequent post. “The time is now to confront these inhuman assholes and end this now.”

I suspect that he would not like the result.

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Oregon Energy Official Who Accepted $300k in Bribes Says Energy Department Is Deeply Corrupt

22nd June 2017

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My, what a surprise. Aren’t you surprised? I’m sure surprised.

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Dems Turn on Nancy Pelosi After Ossoff Loss

22nd June 2017

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Women and Minorities Hardest Hit.

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WaPo Points Out Flaws With Solar Power After Trump Suggests Putting Panels on the Border Wall

22nd June 2017

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If Obama had suggested it, of course, they would LOVE the idea.

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Trump Plays the Media Again: No White House Tapes

22nd June 2017

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Mystery solved: No, President Trump doesn’t have recordings of former FBI director James Comey.

“With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of information, I have no idea … whether there are ‘tapes’ or recordings of my conversations with James Comey, but I did not make, and do not have, any such recordings,” Trump said in a pair of tweets Thursday.

Trump did not explain why he made the suggestion that he secretly recorded conversations with his former FBI director in the first place, which came in a May tweet shortly after he fired Comey.

He was yanking the chains of the DemLegHump Media. He does that now and again just to keep his hand in.

Pass the popcorn.

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Is American Childhood Creating an Authoritarian Society?

22nd June 2017

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American childhood has taken an authoritarian turn. An array of trends in American society are conspiring to produce unprecedented levels of supervision and control over children’s lives. Tracing the effects of childrearing on broad social outcomes is an exercise in speculation. But if social scientists are correct to posit a connection between childrearing and long-term political outcomes, today’s restrictive childhood norms may portend a broader regression in our country’s democratic consensus.

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Canadian Sniper Breaks World Record for Longest Confirmed Kill Shot in History

22nd June 2017

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A member of the elite Special Forces unit, Joint Task Force 2, who has not been named, killed an Isis insurgent from 3,450 metres (2.1 miles) away.

The shot broke the previous record, held by Craig Harrison, a member of the British armed forces, by almost 1000 metres.

“The shot in question actually disrupted a Daesh [Isis] attack on Iraqi security forces,” a military source told the Globe and Mail.

“Instead of dropping a bomb that could potentially kill civilians in the area, it is a very precise application of force and because it was so far way, the bad guys didn’t have a clue what was happening,” the source added.

 

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French Fitness Model Dies in Freak Whipped Cream Accident

22nd June 2017

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A French fitness model died in a freak accident with a whipped cream dispenser, according to her family.

Rebecca Burger, who has more than 156,000 followers on Instagram, was killed when a defective whipped cream dispenser exploded and struck her in the chest, according to a post Tuesday from her family. She was 33.

Let that be a lesson to us all.

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How Letterpress Printing Came Back From the Dead

21st June 2017

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Johannes Gutenberg’s converted wine press, which turned inked letters into books, remained the same in principle for 500 years. But by the mid-1980s cheaper, faster, and more efficient ways of transferring words and images onto paper doomed the old practice of arranging clunky blocks of type in a massive metal machine to obsolescence.

Yet today letterpress is in the throes of a full-blown revival. In 2000, a flatbed proof press, often used in teaching and for posters, cost Boxcar Press founder Harold Kyle about $100. By 2005, the price rose to a few thousand. Today, if you could persuade someone to part with it, you might pay $15,000.

Beneath the old-timey patina of letterpress goods is a full-scale digital reinvention that drags Gutenberg’s great creation into the full embrace of modern technology.

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Human Rights Organization Calls for Rodman’s Removal From the Hall of Fame for North Korea Ties

21st June 2017

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This is absurd. All of life is not politics. Rodman’s impact on the sport is beyond question. These people need to get a life.

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Thought for the Day

21st June 2017

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Attacker Shouts ‘Allahu Akbar’ Before Stabbing Michigan Cop at Flint Airport

21st June 2017

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Probably one of those ‘lone wolves’ we’ve been hearing so much about lately.

Maybe he was just pissed off about the water.

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Germany Arrests 36 for Saying Things They Weren’t Supposed to Say

21st June 2017

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Germans like to tell people what they can and can’t say. They want to tell everybody how to live their lives. As you may recall, a while back we had a bit of a disagreement with them about that whole attitude. It didn’t turn out too well for them. But did they learn their lesson? Nein, das haben sie nicht.

What goes around comes around. Just sayin’.

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