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  • 30 Second Arguments

    11/28/2018 5:06:20 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 11-28-18 | MOTUS
    Premises: Civilized societies in general and democratic republics in particular require an informed citizenry to surviveAn informed citizenry requires a free, accurate, unbiased news media“Informed” is the opposite of “misinformed” and antithetical to “indoctrinated”           Conclusion:Coming soon: the 30 second argument regarding the state of the rule of law Posted from: MOTUS A.D.  
  • Taxpayer funded ABC discusses the virtues of using sex robots

    11/09/2018 1:04:10 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 46 replies
    The Caldron Pool ^ | November 7, 2018 | Caldron Pool
    The ABC is being slammed, yet again. This time for their most recent episode of Q&A, where sexologist Nikki Goldstein suggested socially inept people could benefit from sex bots. “I feel like there are people who really do struggle to have these intimate connections,” Goldstein said. “I’ve interviewed people before that go to brothels, and they feel that the only way they can have this girlfriend experience is to be paying for it. They don’t necessarily want to be there.” “Now when I think of sex robots and where we’re going with A.I. technology, I feel like that’s the perfect...
  • Peak Civilization - The Fall of the Roman Empire

    10/25/2018 11:24:48 PM PDT · by vannrox · 36 replies
    Financial Sense ^ | 7JAN11 | UGO BARDI
    A silver mask that had belonged to a Roman cavalryman of imperial times. It was found on the site of the battle of Teutoburg, fought in September 9 A.D. This year marks the 2000th anniversary of the battle that led to the annihilation of three Roman legions and changed forever the history of Europe. It was a tremendous shock for the Romans, who saw their mighty army destroyed by uncivilized barbarians. It was not yet the peak of the Roman Empire, but it was a first hint that something was deeply wrong with it. This text describes the presentation that...
  • Democrats, Kavanaugh, and ‘The End of Civilization’

    09/18/2018 1:30:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 57 replies
    National Review ^ | September 18, 2018 | By ANDREW C. MCCARTHY
    Judge Robert Bork used to tell a prescient and darkly humorous story about watching Clarence Thomas’s Senate confirmation hearings - etched in pre-hashtag history as the “Thomas–Hill hearings,” in homage to Anita Hill’s role as the Left’s heroic accuser. At the time, Thomas was a judge of the same eminent D.C. Circuit federal appeals court on which Bork had served. As he viewed Thomas’s “high-tech lynching” in horror, Bork recalled, a friend of his, the iconic Irving Kristol, approached and asked him what was happening. “The end of civilization,” the judge sadly quipped. “Of course it is,” Kristol deadpanned. “But...
  • Recovering the Judeo-Christian ethic precedes European recovery

    08/07/2018 7:05:22 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 7 replies
    Australia Broadcasting Company ^ | 14 Dec 2011 | Jonathan Sacks
    Let me now begin with a striking passage from Niall Ferguson's recent book, Civilization. In it he tells of how the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences was given the task of discovering how the West, having lagged behind China for centuries, eventually overtook it and established itself in a position of world pre-eminence. At first, said the scholar, we thought it was because you had more powerful guns than we had. Then we concluded it was because you had the best political system. Then we realised it was your economic system. "But in the past 20 years, we have realised...
  • 12 Advances of Civilization by Flawed White American Males

    07/19/2018 7:58:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/19/2018 | By David Walls-Kaufman
    Every time I see another disparagement of American history and American white males, I am poked to compose a list of their accomplishments that put everyone on the left to shame. The left's contempt for America is total – suggesting that leftists see nothing redeeming in who we are. This list should be burned into our memory to counter the left's fifty-year slander of American history. The advances on this list are the result of a unique degree of freedom blended with the Founders' exceptional knowledge of history that created a trickle-down effect in moral influence that no one can...
  • Hermit escaped civilization to live naked on a desert island is forced to return to Japan <tr>

    06/26/2018 6:46:55 AM PDT · by BBell · 36 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ ^ | 6/25/18 | JORDAN BARNES
    Hermit who escaped civilization to live naked on a desert island is forced to return to Japan by authorities after 29 YEARS 82-year-old Masafumi Nagasaki 'escaped' civilisation in 1989 for life of solitude He stayed on rarely visited Sotobanari island — even fishermen don't go there But Japanese authorities moved him back to mainland after he was found 'weak' Nagasaki can't return to the island and lives 60km away in a house in the cityJapanese authorities denied a man the chance his wish to die a castaway on an island he called home for three decades. Masafumi Nagasaki was the...
  • Dangerous People Are Teaching Your Kids (video)

    06/11/2018 7:11:15 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 16 replies
    Prager University ^ | 6-11-2018 | Jordan Peterson
    Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LquIQisaZFU TRANSCRIPT-- You may not realize it, but you are currently funding some dangerous people. They are indoctrinating young minds throughout the West with their resentment-ridden ideology. They have made it their life's mission to undermine Western civilization itself, which they regard as corrupt, oppressive and “patriarchal.” If you're a taxpayer—or paying for your kid's liberal arts degree—you're underwriting this gang of nihilists. You're supporting ideologues who claim that all truth is subjective; that all sex differences are socially constructed; and that Western imperialism is the sole source of all Third World problems. They are the post-modernists, pushing “progressive”...
  • Jonah Goldberg's Elephant in the Boudoir--Not "Sex", Perpetuo-Omni-Pseudo-Copulationism

    04/17/2018 2:46:39 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 15 replies
    Your Common Sense | 11/16/28 | Charlesoconnell
    Canadian classical pianist Glenn Gould had a piano partially converted to a harpsichord, piano hammers removed, replaced with posts & quills. The harsh sound was described as "2 Skeletons Copulating on a Corrugated Tin Roof". An apt word cartoon to symbolize the motivation of end-stage Western civilization. Doing It with anything, everything, all the time, is not sex, which makes babies, creates the new world, unites couples and weaves the seamless fabric of the next society after this one winds down its inglorious suicide. Catholic sex tracker Mary Eberstadt considers it a new religion. She doesn't call it, its proper...
  • Man who was raised by wolves in a cave admits he's disappointed with human life

    04/06/2018 1:49:49 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 61 replies
    mirror ^ | 6 APR 2018 | Anna Verdon
    A man raised by wolves says he feels disappointed with human life. Marcos Rodríguez Pantoja struggles with the coldness of the human world and wishes he could go back to living with the animals. Rodríguez was 19 when found in Spain's Sierra Morena mountain range, living among wolves, barefoot and half-naked - only using grunts for communication. The 72-year-old said his last happy memories are of his childhood with the animals. His mother died when he was three and his dad went to live with another woman. They took him to the mountains to replace a goatherd. While he was...
  • Amazon Jungle Once Home to Millions More Than Previously Thought

    03/28/2018 6:20:07 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 13 replies
    nationalgeographic.com ^ | By Erin Blakemore | By Erin Blakemore
    Forget small nomadic tribes and pristine jungle: the southern Amazon was likely covered in a network of large villages and ceremonial centers before Columbus. Geoglyphs in the southern Amazon are evidence of a once-thriving population. Photograph courtesy of University of Exeter ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Before Spanish invaders conquered South America, sparse groups of nomadic people clustered around the Amazon River, leaving the surrounding rain forest pristine and untouched. Or did they? New research suggests a very different story—an Amazonian region peppered with rain forest villages, ceremonial earthworks, and a much larger population than previously thought. The research, funded in part by the...
  • All guilt, no atonement

    03/09/2018 6:18:39 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    World Magazine ^ | 3/17/18 | Janie B Cheaney
    Nations that abandon their Christian heritage wallow in self-loathing Beginning in the spring of 1915, the Ottoman Empire carried out a systematic extermination of Armenian Christians who occupied territory west of present-day Turkey. Over 1.5 million men, women, and children were slaughtered during a two-year period, an event credited with coining the word genocide. To this day, the Turkish government rejects that label and has made it a crime (Article 301 of the penal code) to insult the nation by mentioning it. In 1937 the Japanese Imperial Army captured Nanking, then the capital of the Republic of China. Over a...
  • Shallow Reality in America

    01/21/2018 12:48:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 21, 2018 | Bruce Walker
    If there is a single problem with our lives today, it is the breathtaking shallowness of modern life. We seem infatuated with grade-school gossip and a breathless yearning for "stuff," as if the latest gadgetry or a fatter bank account could make anything real in our lives better. We seem to believe in nothing but this gossip and these gadgets. This infantile fixation stretches across political party and ideology. This is a reflection of godlessness, shattered families, and the wicked drumbeat in education and media of indoctrination instead of learning or amusement. It is astounding how little most people know...
  • Mother of 9 dies of heroin overdose; police lend helping hand this Christmas

    12/15/2017 7:33:51 AM PST · by Morgana · 99 replies
    wltw ^ | Dec. 15, 2017 | wltw staff
    MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — A Middletown mother of nine has died of a heroin overdose, and police want to give her young children a better Christmas. Police were called to a house on Yankee Road on Wednesday and found Jimeta Sanders, 31, unresponsive on the kitchen floor. Authorities said she was shooting heroin with her “supposed ‘friends,’ who then in turn left her to die in front of her nine kids.” Police said the “friends” – described as two males -- then stole her money and left the home, telling the children they were leaving to buy a 2-liter of soda....
  • Only What You Do for Christ Will Last – A Meditation on the Rise and Fall of Civilizations

    11/29/2017 8:17:37 AM PST · by Salvation · 57 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-28-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Only What You Do for Christ Will Last – A Meditation on the Rise and Fall of Civilizations Msgr. Charles Pope • November 28, 2017 • In the readings for Tuesday of the 34th Week of the Year, both Daniel and Jesus speak of the destruction that is upon nations and empires of this world. Daniel spoke to the people of his time and indicated that the Jewish people would suffer from four oppressive kingdoms, which though unnamed we now know as Babylon, Persia, Greece, and Rome. Each of these kingdoms would eventually fall. The only sure kingdom is...
  • 'Exceptional' medieval treasure trove unearthed at abbey in France

    11/18/2017 7:26:20 PM PST · by vannrox · 11 replies
    The Local ^ | 15 November 2017 | Editorial staff
    An "exceptional and rare" medieval treasure trove including more than 2,200 gold and silver coins has been found in France in what has been called a "remarkable" discovery by archaeologists. It's the kind of discovery archaeologists dream of. While investigating an area next to the former Benedictine monastery Cluny Abbey in eastern France, a research group came across a pile of medieval treasure. Photo: Alexis Grattier/University of Lyon II "It's an exceptional and extremely rare treasure," said Anne Flamman from France's National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). "We understood straight away that it was a unique discovery and I...
  • Columbus, the West, and the Myth of the Noble Savage

    10/09/2017 5:44:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 9, 2017 | Jack Kerwick
    Well, it’s Christopher Columbus Day again. And this, of course, means that it is but another occasion for leftists everywhere to repudiate their own civilization. For a few decades now, the 15th century European explorer’s face has been held up as that of Western civilization, i.e. the face of all that is evil in the world. Columbus is the proverbial poster child for the White, Christian, Heterosexual Male, i.e. the contemporary left’s version of Public Enemy Number One. Columbus Day assumes a new significance this year, however, for monuments to Columbus are no longer alone in being targeted for destruction...
  • The Eight Stages of the Rise and Fall of Civilizations

    10/13/2016 8:17:05 AM PDT · by Salvation · 10 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-12-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Eight Stages of the Rise and Fall of Civilizations Msgr. Charles Pope • October 12, 2016 • Cultures and civilizations go through cycles. Over time, many civilizations and cultures have risen and then fallen. We who live in painful times like these do well to recall these truths. Cultures and civilizations come and go; only the Church (though often in need of reform) and true biblical culture remain. An old song says, “Only what you do for Christ will last.” Yes, all else passes; the Church is like an ark in the passing waters of this world and...
  • See No Evil? Then it will take you by surprise.

    07/26/2017 7:57:40 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 11 replies
    City Journal ^ | Summer, 2017 | Myron Magnet
    Incredibly, it wasn’t until I was 19 that I learned that there had been a Holocaust. My hyper-assimilated, New England Jewish family and friends looked only to the present and future. We focused on the polio vaccine that promised to banish the iron lungs that had been our childhood terror. We trusted in the United Nations, whose gleaming buildings my father took me to see when they were brand-new, and from which I came away with hopeful admiration—mixed, however, with a vague sense, which I couldn’t have put into words then, that perhaps an enterprise housed in architecture so grandiosely...
  • PATRICK BUCHANAN: Alone, perhaps, but is President Trump right?

    07/16/2017 10:47:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Sioux City Journal ^ | July 16, 2017 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    At the G-20 in Hamburg, it is said, President Trump was isolated, without support from the other G-20 members, especially on climate change and trade. Perhaps so. But the crucial question is not whether Trump is alone, but whether he is right. Has Trump read the crisis of the West correctly? Are his warnings valid? Is not the Obama-Merkel vision of a New World Order a utopian fantasy? At the monument to the patriots of the Warsaw Uprising, Trump cited Poland as exemplar of how a great people behaves in a true national crisis. Calling the Polish people "the soul...