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ISIS Shows Off New Currency With Gold Dinar Coins Worth £91 Each – in Quest for ‘World Domination’

31st August 2015

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Paging Rand Paul … Paging Rand Paul….

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Termites Engineer Solar-Powered Ventilation Into Their Mounds

31st August 2015

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Can an Obama administration subsidy be far behind?

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Take a Look at Where Californians Are Fleeing To

31st August 2015

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What do they know that you don’t?

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US to Stage F-35-Versus-Warthog Bake-Off in 2018

31st August 2015

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US brass-hats have decided when the F-35 “Joint Strike Fighter” will finally be ready to take on the ancient A10 “Warthog”: in another three years, give or take a little.

My prediction is that the game will be rigged to make sure that the F-35 wins. Nobody in the hierarchy can afford to have its pet pig appear without enough lipstick to disguise its innately porcine nature, even if it has to be added with Photoshop.

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The Hidden Dangers of Strategically Placed Watermelons

31st August 2015

Jim Goad takes a shot at Most Politically Incorrect.

Like a hypersensitive black gay snail, Vester Flanagan II left behind a slimy trail of perceived grievances, slights, and microaggressions that culminated in last Wednesday morning’s live televised murder of a white female reporter and her white cameraman.

The apparent creature of a social-media age where not only is everyone hypersensitive, they’re also a star, Flanagan filmed the killings himself, posted the video online, bragged about it on Facebook and Twitter, and faxed a 23-page manifesto to ABC News before ending his life with a bullet to the head during a high-speed police chase.

But here we have a black man using anti-white slurs and killing two white people LIVE AND ON CAMERA because he says he wants to start a race war. Surely this is equivalent to the Charleston shooting and the press would be all over the racial angle like ants on candy, right?

You’re a naïve little lamb if you think so, dollface. This story is less than half a week old and already it’s mostly been “disappeared” from the top of the news cycle, whereas the Charleston shooting had dominated the news for much of the summer. And whereas the Charleston mass murder led to calls for snuffing out all symbolic remnants of the Confederacy because shooter Dylann Roof had posed with a little Rebel flag in a few sullen selfies, the fact that Flanagan’s apartment allegedly contained a rainbow flag has not led to similar demands to snuff out all expressions of gay pride. Nor has it led to mass rallies about saving “white bodies” from the predations of race-obsessed lunatic blacks.

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My Attitude Toward Exercise

31st August 2015

Counting the Stepshttp://www.savagechickens.com/2015/08/counting-the-steps.html

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A Businessman for President?

31st August 2015

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Unlike many economists, who would confine “revenues” to “user fees,” business people don’t care where the revenues come from. They are just as happy to count tax dollars and loans as revenues. On the other side of the equation, where economists count all costs, both internal and external, business people are perfectly happy to shift costs on to others and then only count the costs that they themselves (or their companies or government agencies) have to pay.

Thus, someone who promises to “run a government like a business” isn’t promising to end deficit spending or stop ridiculous projects whose costs are far greater than their benefits. They aren’t even promising to cut costs by doing such things as renegotiating union contracts or streamlining environmental regulations. After all, businesses see unions and regulations as just a “cost of doing business,” and so long as the costs apply to everyone, they actually benefit big businesses that can more easily absorb them than small ones and thus reduce competition.

Let us just keep that in mind.

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Donald Trump, Traitor to His Class

31st August 2015

Ross Douthat has an interesting take.

THE Donald Trump phenomenon is a great gift to pundits because it can be analyzed and criticized in so many different ways. But two shorthands seem particularly useful. First, Trump is essentially using the Republican primary to run a third-party campaign, not a right-wing insurgency. Second, Trump’s appeal is oddly like that of Franklin Roosevelt, in the sense that he’s a rich, well-connected figure — a rich New Yorker, at that — who’s campaigning as a traitor to his class.

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The Union That Rules New York

30th August 2015

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The union’s clout can be assessed by several measures: the sheer size of its membership, its spending on campaigns and lobbying, and the depth and breadth of its connections with New York’s ruling elite. With well over 300,000 members in Massachusetts, Maryland, Florida, Washington, D.C., and New York (where over half of that total resides), 1199SEIU is the largest union local in the nation, and possibly the world. (The union’s current name stems from 1199’s merger with the Service Employees International Union, or SEIU, in 1998. For brevity’s sake, we will refer to that entity as “1199” throughout this article, except when referring to the national SEIU.) The contract terms established by 1199 also set the standard for the 10,000 workers in the city’s Health and Hospitals Corporation represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) District Council 37. Thanks to state laws that allow unions to deduct dues automatically from employees’ paychecks, the union’s massive membership means a massive treasury. According to its most recent filings with the U.S. Department of Labor, 1199’s annual budget is about $185 million, derived mostly from members’ $18 to $75 monthly dues. Adjusted for inflation, annual revenues between 2002 and 2014 grew from $118 million to $180 million as the union’s membership ballooned from 225,000 to 354,000, mainly through mergers with other unions.

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Marc Lewis: The Neuroscientist Who Believes Addiction Is Not a Disease

30th August 2015

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For decades the medical profession has largely treated addiction as as a chronic brain disease. The US government’s National Institute on Drug Abuse characterises addicts as compulsive drug seekers and users who continue taking drugs despite harmful and unwanted consequences. “It is considered a brain disease,” the institute says, “because drugs change the brain; they change its structure and how it works.”

Dr Marc Lewis, a developmental neuroscientist – perhaps most famous for detailing his own years of drug addiction and abuse in Memoirs of an Addicted Brain – strongly refutes this conventional disease model of addiction. His new book, The Biology of Desire: Why Addiction is not a Disease, argues that considering addiction as a disease is not only wrong, but also harmful. Rather, he argues, addiction is a behavioural problem that requires willpower and motivation to change.

Odd to see this in the Guardian, Voice of the Crust and bastion of ‘progressive’ thought.

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Little Evidence of Health Benefits From Organic Foods, Study Finds

30th August 2015

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So all of you people who shop a Whole Foods STFU about it.

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Ancient Ales: The Past, Present, and Future of Middle Eastern Beer Brewing

30th August 2015

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For some reason I don’t associate ‘Middle East’ and ‘beer’.

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A Daily Walk ‘Can Add Seven Years to Your Life’

30th August 2015

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Just 25 minutes of brisk walking a day can add up to seven years to your life, according to health experts.

If, of course, that’s what you want to do.

Personally, I don’t see that the way things are trending in the world makes it worth all that much effort to extend my stay.

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Russia Is Such a Backwater Dump Nobody Wants to Study It Anymore

30th August 2015

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Can’t say that  I mind.

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The Sources of Hookup Culture

30th August 2015

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Most explanations for the rise of hookup culture focus on, well, culture—the steady ascent of social liberalism since the 1960s, especially among the upper classes, and the decline of traditional norms surrounding courtship and dating.

Mixed in with this cultural story, however, is a more straightforward demographic one. According to the writer Jon Birger, one reason a certain slice of today’s young people—well-off college graduates in urban centers—is having so much casual sex is that there is shortage of men among their ranks. The female-heavy gender ratio among the yuppie elite makes it easier for men to find sexual partners, and thus less likely to take the time and effort to court them.

No need to respect the cow when milk is free; no need to even think about cows when milk is free.

In a world in which children are an expensive luxury or an unfortunate byproduct, the formation of a family is of no importance. Hence marriage is of no importance, despite the noise the issue generates; and women are on their own, the end for which ‘feminists’ have been striving for half a century. ‘Be careful what you wish for; you just might get it.’

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Zero Waste Grocery Store

30th August 2015

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Forget Whole Foods. The Germans have created a store with eco-conscious customers in mind. Well, at least in Berlin—the newest home of Original Unverpackt (Original Unpackaged). You won’t find any paper or plastic bags here—or any kind of bags for that matter. This new grocery store creates zero waste by allowing customers to purchase exactly how much they need, reducing waste in their homes.

Original Unverpackt doesn’t carry any products under popular brand names; instead, they carry mostly organic products. Original Unverpackt stocks their shelves using a bulk bin system with an assortment of fruits, vegetables and grains. Even shampoo and milk are dispensed from refillable containers according to Salon.

Salon? Better get a second source to confirm.

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Magnetic Wormhole Created in Lab

30th August 2015

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“This device can transmit the magnetic field from one point in space to another point, through a path that is magnetically invisible,” said study co-author Jordi Prat-Camps, a doctoral candidate in physics at the Autonomous University of Barcelona in Spain. “From a magnetic point of view, this device acts like a wormhole, as if the magnetic field was transferred through an extra special dimension.”

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The Myth of Big, Bad Gluten

30th August 2015

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Some of the anti-glutenists argue that we haven’t eaten wheat for long enough to adapt to it as a species. Agriculture began just 12,000 years ago, not enough time for our bodies, which evolved over millions of years, primarily in Africa, to adjust. According to this theory, we’re intrinsically hunter-gatherers, not bread-eaters. If exposed to gluten, some of us will develop celiac disease or gluten intolerance, or we’ll simply feel lousy.

Most of these assertions, however, are contradicted by significant evidence, and distract us from our actual problem: an immune system that has become overly sensitive.

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Thought for the Day

30th August 2015

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University to Mark Down Students Who Say ‘Illegal Immigrants’ in Class

30th August 2015

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Two programmes taught at Washington State University have set out clear restrictions upon the language students can use, banning terms such as “The Man”, “Coloured People” and “Illegals/ Illegal Aliens”.

The terms have been forbidden by certain professors on the basis that they are “oppressive and hateful”, according to one of the syllabuses reported by Campus Reform.

Yet another reason to avoid the Left Coast.

Breikss also bans the use of the words “male and female” in the course.

The Thought Police are alive and well and in control of certain parts of the educational system.

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Student ‘Molested’ by TSA Agent in LaGuardia Bathroom

30th August 2015

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

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No Ordinary Time

30th August 2015

Richard Fernandez looks under the media radar.

The news spotlight is on the US electoral drama.  Everything outside the circle of media brilliance is momentarily in shadow, most especially Obama administration’s governance record.  They persist in a singular state of invisibility.  Scandals, domestic crises, foreign conflicts — none have been resolved.  It is just that the newspapers don’t talk about them any more.   Matthew Continetti of the National Review thinks that the normally raucous anti-war groups, even Obama himself, have fallen deliberately silent.

The War — if one can call it that — exists without being acknowledged.   China, South America, Russia, the border, inhabit the same limbo.   These, like massive shadowy cliffs,  have faded into an out of focus background under shallow depth of field coverage of the media lens.  All we see sharply are the tiny, minutely defined candidates under a harsh glare. Occasionally actual events intrude in the form of attention-grabbing tragedies that have inexplicably multiplied.

We shudder at the sight of drowned Syrian children washing up on Libyan beaches; shake our heads at asphyxiated truckloads abandoned by people smugglers who took the money and ran; wonder at what the meltdown in China might portend.  But we shudder without much understanding; these tragedies seem to have a kind of meteoric quality, arriving from parts unknown and vanishing to the same distant parts of the media solar system.

The more widely read know these portents are merely the tip of the iceberg, visible simply because they ride above the water.  There’s a vague realization that what really matters is under the surface; inside the imploding countries of the Middle East, unfolding in Eastern Europe, or hatching in Beijing.  We know the real reservoirs of broken humanity pools are in regional sumps, too poor and exhausted to run any further.  The size of Syrian refugee camps in Jordan defy belief; literally stretching out of sight.  But that’s all it is, a picture on a page.

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The Safety Truck Could Revolutionize Road Safety

30th August 2015

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Yet another attempt to use technology to perform an end run around evolution.

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Is African Immigration to Europe Driven by Chinese Land Grabs?

30th August 2015

Steve Sailer is not afraid to ask the hard questions.

It’s not uncommon down through history to have a farm population scratching out a marginal living using traditional means off land that a few bright guys then figure out can more profitably be repurposed for other uses. The peasants are driven to emigrate by insiders cashing in on the value of the land. The most famous example were the Enclosures in Britain, but NAFTA’s destruction of small corn farmers in Mexico is a more recent instance.

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HAPPY DANCE SUNDAY

30th August 2015

Whiskey Johnny

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Police in North Dakota Can Now Use Drones Armed With Tasers

30th August 2015

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Yet another reason to take your shotgun with you when you go outside.

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Google Has a Secret Interview Process

30th August 2015

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If Google sees that you’re searching for specific programming terms, they’ll ask you to apply for a job. It’s wild. Here’s how it works.

Actually, it makes a great deal of sense. I wonder whether the NSA does the same thing? (Oh, right, government agency … no sign of intelligent life — so, nah.)

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Applying “Occam’s Razor” vs. Asserting “Occam’s Racist!”

30th August 2015

Steve Sailer points out some inconvenient truth.

A general assumption of the moderate conventional wisdom over the last half century is that average black performance is dragged down by specific impediments, such as poverty, crime, culture of poverty, parental taciturnity, lead paint, or whatever. One would therefore expect blacks without those impediments to score equal with whites.

But a close inspection of the social science data suggests that the world doesn’t really look like that. For example, above is the 2013 federal National Assessment of Educational Progress scores for 12th graders in Reading. Blacks who are the children of college graduates average 274, which is the same as whites who are the children of high school dropouts.

‘Progressives’ are all about science, except when it disagrees with their preconceived notions, in which case RACIST!

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Feds Fighting To Keep Cash Seized From Person Never Charged With Crime

30th August 2015

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Fifth Amendment? We don’t need no stinking Fifth Amendment.

Federal prosecutors are battling in court to keep $167,000 in cash seized in a 2013 traffic stop, despite the motorist never being charged in the incident and the Obama administration clamped down this spring on such asset seizures and forfeitures.

However, no canine unit was available so the trooper released Gorman but not before requesting the county sheriff’s office stop him again — about 50 minutes later and this time with a drug-sniffing dog.

No drugs were found during the second stop, in which Gorman was pulled over for two alleged traffic violation. But his vehicle, computer, cellphone and the cash, stashed throughout the vehicle, were seized.

So the second stop was bogus.

“The second stop was not based on independent, reasonable suspicion sufficient to justify the prolonged investigation,” wrote Hicks, a Bush administration appointee. “The two stops were for minor traffic violations, and they both were extended beyond the legitimate purposes for such traffic stops.”

Yeah, well, we’re from the government and we’re here to help … ourselves, to whatever you’ve got.

Hicks also said in his ruling the second stop never would have happened if the first officer had not relayed information about the first stop, which included a vehicle description, suspicion about concealed cash and that a “canine sniff” would likely be needed to get probable cause for a search.

Welcome to the world where ‘concealing cash’ is somehow a crime.

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Simply Walking into Mordor: How Much Lembas Would the Fellowship Need?

29th August 2015

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Your Next Plane Could Take Off Vertically

29th August 2015

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The ideal airplane doesn’t need a runway. Since Kitty Hawk, the standard design of a fixed-wing airplane assumes the plane will build momentum and lift by accelerating along an open stretch of land (or sometimes sea), and will need to land by decelerating along a similar smooth path. To free airplanes from runways, they need a different way to get airborne, and in this concept vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) plane from XTI aircraft, promises just that: a business-sized five passenger plane, with tilt-rotor engines that let it fly like a plane but takeoff and land like a helicopter.

The video is mostly fluff. Feel free to ignore it.

The Denver-based company proposed TriFan 600 plane will seat five passengers, as well as a pilot. They envision an airplane that can travel up to 1,200 miles, with a maximum speed of 400 mph and a cruising altitude of 30,000 feet. Three ducted fans will lift the airplane into the sky in about 90 seconds, and then two of those fans will tile from parallel to perpendicular, propelling the plane forward in the air, no runway required. A sliding door will cover the third fan, so that it doesn’t interfere with the aerodynamics of the plane in flight.

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New Mandatory Diversity Class At University Of Oklahoma Draws Boos From Students

29th August 2015

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You can lead a kid to Political Correctness, but you can’t make him drink.

The course is part of the portfolio for the new vice president of diversity programs, Jabar Shumate, a former press secretary to President David Boren (an ex-U.S. senator) who will be making between $200,000 and $250,000 a year, the Associated Press reported.

The Crust take care of their own.

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USEFUL STUFF SATURDAY

29th August 2015

AllTopRated.

Wallet Ninja Pro 26-in-1 Multitool.

Microfiber Waterproof Pet Car Hammock.

BullseyeBore. I could use one of these; I can’t drill a hole straight to save my life.

Furoshiki Shoes.

High Tech Ice Cream Scoop.

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A Reprise of the Killing of Umm Qirfa?

29th August 2015

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According to a recent article in The Daily Mail, the Islamic State has promised that it will soon debut a new method of executing its prisoners….

Techniques used by ISIS to torture or kill prisoners are always modeled on those used by Mohammed and his companions, as described in the Koran or sahih (authentic) hadith.

Think of Mohammed as Tony Soprano with camels.

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Trashed: Study Finds Students Toss Veggies Mandated by Federal School Lunch Program

29th August 2015

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You can lead a kid to ‘healthy’ food, but you can’t make him eat it.

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London Company’s ‘Solar Classroom in a Box’ Project Aims to Change the Face of Education in Africa

28th August 2015

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You’d be surprised at what some cables, four batteries, a set of solar panels, and a 3G satellite connection could achieve, but that’s exactly how one UK-based computer company will be changing lives in one of the world’s poorest nations.

Along with the University of Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Aleutia, in London, will begin rolling out an education initiative across Kenya called Solar Classroom in a Box.

Yeah, that will surely make them qualified for all of those hi-tech jobs in the African backwoods.

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The Barcode’s Days Are Numbered

28th August 2015

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The basic barcode is just not up to the job in an age where shoppers demanding far greater transparency about products and store owners need more information to help with stock taking and product recalls.

Tech-savy consumers increasingly want to be able to read such information as ingredients, allergens or country of origin online or with their smartphone, according to Kees Jacobs, consultant at Cap Gemini. Jacobs is working with the world’s top retailers and food manufacturers to try to agree new global standards for labels and product data.

“The current barcode is not sufficient to be the carrier of much more granular information that is needed,” he told Reuters.

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Google Streetview Car Put Out of Action by Tomato-Throwing Mob

28th August 2015

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One of the vehicles used by internet giant Google to gather images for its Streetview service has been put out of action after it was attacked by revellers at a famous tomato-throwing festival.

The car, which is fitted with video cameras and other electronic equipment, had filmed the empty streets of Buñol, Valencia, in the hours before the 2015 Tomatina festival was due to take place.

Let that be a lesson to us all.

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When Words Are Added to the Dictionary, What About Banning Some? Here Are Ten Suggestions

28th August 2015

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Good choices all — some classics like ‘diversity’ and some strong contenders like ‘vibrant’.

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That Old Time Religion

28th August 2015

Richard Fernandez turns over a rock.

They come from Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Kosovo. Forth they stream from Bangladesh and the Muslim parts of Burma. They sail past Indonesia and Malaysia toward the hell-hole of Australia. A huge number are making their way overland through Macedonia and Serbia and are even now burrowing under the frontier wire of Hungary. On they come in boats from Libya, South Sudan, Eritrea and Nigeria, pausing only to catch their breath in Greece, Italy and France before going onward to the Promised Land. Not Israel in this case but Great Britain and Germany.

They come from everywhere, even in Europe masses of people have fled the fighting in Ukraine, half a million from Donetsk alone.  They are swarming everywhere.  The director of Human Rights Watch asks, ‘why does nobody care’ not just about the masses of refugees themselves the carnage they are fleeing from?  After all, the West cared enough once so what changed in the interim?

What changed in the interval was Western confidence in the normativeness of its values and its ability to intervene in global events. The political delegitimization of Operation Iraqi Freedom added to the disappointment in the Arab Spring has pretty much soured the West on anything except watching the tragedy passively unfold. The “skepticism about America’s right, power and duty to lead the world”, the logical consequence of ‘no more Vietnams’, ‘no more Iraqs’  is no mas, period.

This has set the stage for a self-sustaining chain reaction in failing states.  For example, thousands of Pakistani Christians are stuck in Thailand, persecuted at home and unwelcome abroad; even in the West, perhaps especially in the West.  Refugees often carry with them the last, best hope of their failing countries. They are too frequently the repository of the its greatest human capital, the seed corn of lands plagued by the new locusts.

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Living Under Anarcho-Tyranny

28th August 2015

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On August 21, 2015, what could have become yet another Jihadist massacre of Europeans was prevented at the very last second. Not by the country’s authorities, but by random travelers. An armed militant Muslim on a train to France was overpowered by some of the male passengers, among them several unarmed American soldiers, just before he could start shooting people. Ayoub El Khazzani, a Moroccan national, has been charged with attempted murder of a terrorist nature. The police believe had carefully planned a terror attack.

Mr. Khazzani was known to the security services prior to this incident. Yet they still did not manage to stop him. He was able to move freely in the EU between different Western European countries. He joins the rising number of Muslim terrorists who were able, or in his case nearly able, to carry out terror attacks, despite already being on terrorist watch lists. Why? Because there are just too many Jihadists out there. The authorities cannot stop them all. French authorities are concerned about a truly spectacular Islamic terror attack, perhaps on the scale of the September 11 attacks in the USA in 2001.

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Spies: Obama’s Brass Pressured Us to Downplay ISIS Threat

28th August 2015

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Senior military and intelligence officials have inappropriately pressured U.S. terrorism analysts to alter their assessments about the strength of the self-proclaimed Islamic State, three sources familiar with the matter told The Daily Beast. Analysts have been pushed to portray the group as weaker than the analysts believe it actually is, according to these sources, and to paint an overly rosy picture about how well the U.S.-led effort to defeat the group is going.

Reports that have been deemed too pessimistic about the efficacy of the American-led campaign, or that have questioned whether a U.S.-trained Iraqi military can ultimately defeat ISIS, have been sent back down through the chain of command or haven’t been shared with senior policymakers, several analysts alleged.

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

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Judge Blocks New Federal Rule on Jurisdiction of Waterways

28th August 2015

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A federal judge in North Dakota on Thursday blocked a new Obama administration rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some state waterways.

U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson of North Dakota issued a temporary injunction against a the rule, which gives the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers authority to protect some streams, tributaries and wetlands under the Clean Water Act. The rule was scheduled to take effect Friday.

And an advance of the Leviathan State is halted … for now.

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Happy Kellogg-Briand Pact Day

27th August 2015

On this day in 1928 damned near every country in the world signed the Kellogg-Briand Pact, promising to eat Raisin Bran for breakfast ‘outlawing war as an instrument of national policy.

And, of course, since that time we haven’t had any wars. Way to go, world.

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Hiker Suffers Burns After Jumping Into Idaho Hot Springs to Save Dog

27th August 2015

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Sort of a self-correcting problem.

Think of it as evolution in action.

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Stop Counting Calories and Start a High-Fat Mediterranean-Style Diet, Health Experts Urge

27th August 2015

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I’m on it.

‘Fat is bad for you!’ ‘No, fat is good for you!’ Makes you wonder about the ‘scientific consensus’ alleged to be behind ‘climate change’.

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India Riots: Patel Caste Seeks ‘Backward’ Status to Qualify for Job Quotas

27th August 2015

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‘I’m a victim, you’re a victim, he’s a victim, she’s a victim, wouldn’t you like to be a victim too?’

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Saudi Arabia Executes Four More People the Day After Amnesty International Calls for a Moratorium

27th August 2015

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Guess the Saudis aren’t bend-over-and-spread-em folks like most ‘Western” governments.

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Battle Against Cancer: Scientists Develop First 3D Computer Model of How a Solid Tumour Grows

27th August 2015

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The first three-dimensional computer model of how a solid tumour grows, mutates and evolves has been developed by scientists who say it will help them to understand how lethal cancers develop resistance to drugs and chemotherapy.

A mathematical construction of the complex evolution of a cancerous tumour has already pointed to the most dangerous tumour cells being those where the DNA mutates in such a way that the cells break away to move around the body, the scientists said.

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UK: Rattlesnake Selfie: Man ‘May Lose Hand’ After Trying to Photograph Himself With Venomous Snake

27th August 2015

Read it.

Sort of a self-correcting problem.

Let this be a lesson to us all.

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