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  • Chavez's image taken off altars

    04/06/2002 9:41:49 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies · 736+ views
    United Press International ^ | March 4, 2002 | Uwe Siemon-Netto,UPI Religion Correspondent
    Lately, Chavez declared himself a member of a charismatic congregation, thus allegedly belonging to his country's fastest-growing branch of Christianity. But then he angered the country's National Catholic Bishops Conference by communing at a Mass organized by a priest of pro-Communist leanings. Should you have any doubt that Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez is in serious decline, consider this: His bust is being removed from the altars of his country's popular religion, a renowned anthropologist told United Press International on Monday. Less than four years ago, the syncretistic Maria Lionza cult celebrated Chavez as the reincarnation of Simon Bolivar, (1783-1830),...
  • SECOND FOUNDATION: EMPIRE CRUMBLING (American Empire and Sci-Fi, great read)

    03/30/2017 6:05:12 PM PDT · by Tours · 25 replies
    Burnig Platform ^ | 3/28/2017 | "Adminstrator"
    In Part One of this article I analyzed the similarities of Isaac Asimov’s Foundation Trilogy to Strauss & Howe’s Fourth Turning, trying to assess how Donald Trump’s ascension to power fits into the theories put forth by those authors. In Part Two of this article I compared and contrasted Donald Trump’s rise to power to the rise of The Mule in Asimov’s masterpiece. Unusually gifted individuals come along once in a lifetime to disrupt the plans of the existing social order. Despite the forlorn hope Donald Trump or some other savior can reverse our course, decades of missteps, dreadful decisions,...
  • The last conservative empire: Putin's amazing speech about traditionnal values

    02/09/2017 2:50:30 PM PST · by Conservative Kirovs · 33 replies
    We must admit that most of western nations live under values and ideas that literally erase national culture and history. I live in France, and I can see that every single information in this country is shared and analyzed from a leftist point of view, from history facts in school programs to modern geopolitical phenomenons. I've studied with attention what french kids learn in school today: there are no alternative lessons to the critisism of monarchy, to the praise of French revolutions and leftist reforms in the XIX and XX centuries. Television programs and news put an incredible amount of...
  • Unearthed: The Humble Origins Of World Diplomacy (Hittites)

    01/18/2003 2:51:58 PM PST · by blam · 41 replies · 847+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 1-19-2003 | David Keys
    Unearthed: the humble origins of world diplomacy By David Keys, Archaeology Correspondent 19 January 2003 Archaeologists have discovered evidence of an invasion of the Middle East by one of the world's first superpowers, which destroyed much of the region 33 centuries ago. Under the ruins of a 3,800-year-old royal palace in western Syria they have found part of an ancient diplomatic and administrative library, the most important archaeological discovery of its kind for more than 20 years. Accounts on clay tablets describe the region's conquest by one of the Bronze Age's superpowers, the Hittite Empire, in 1340BC. This helped to...
  • Spellbound? Leading anti-war progressives have begun speaking favorably of Trump

    06/25/2016 5:27:02 PM PDT · by nightlight7 · 27 replies
    Signs of the times ^ | 20 June 2016 | John V. Walsh
    Until recently the progressive mind has been resolutely closed and stubbornly frozen in place against all things Trump. But cracks are appearing in the ice. With increasing frequency over the last few months some of the most thoughtful left and progressive figures have begun to speak favorably of aspects of Trump's foreign policy. Let us hear from these heretics, among them William Greider, Glen Ford, John Pilger,Jean Bricmont, Stephen F. Cohen and William Blum. Their words are not to be construed as "endorsements," but rather an acknowledgement of Trump's anti-interventionist views, the impact those views are having and the alternative...
  • JP Morgan warns of Brexit jobs threat

    06/03/2016 2:18:02 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 20 replies
    bbc.com ^ | June 3, 2016 | BBC
    JP Morgan may cut up to 4,000 UK jobs if there is a vote to leave the European Union, its chief executive has warned. Jamie Dimon said that Brexit would "be a terrible deal" for the UK economy.
  • End of the American Republic, Start of the American Empire ~ Vanity

    01/18/2016 1:57:17 PM PST · by GraceG · 20 replies
    GraceG
    I have been doing a lot of thinking lately about the fall of the Roman Empire and how it started off as the Roman Republic and how it took a very long time from the fall of the Roman Republic to the fall of the Roman Empire. If a Republic doesn't fall into chaos and collapse, it will eventually de-evole into an "Post-Republic Empire". I think we are already there. I am starting to think that the American Republic is long dead and has long since been dead. Especially in everything I have experienced in the last few presidential elections....
  • The Empire Has A Whole New Name In Star Wars Episode VII

    11/11/2015 11:03:02 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 15 replies
    io9.com ^ | 11-11-2015 | Meredith Woerner
    In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it's been a long time since Return of the Jedi, and a lot has changed. And one of the changes we haven't heard about yet? The Empire's new name. Turns out the Empire and the Rebels are both called something different in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. While taking a tour of the props and costumes from the soon-to-be released Episode VII we noticed that the Empire was not being called the Empire. It was being called The First Order. Next to the model of the brand new Resistance X-Wing Fighter was a placard...
  • Is the Federal Reserve Really the Evil Empire?

    10/22/2015 6:17:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Barrons ^ | October 21, 2015 | John Kimelman
    Two new books are reigniting a century-old debate about the central bank’s worthiness. So what do we think of the Federal Reserve, the people who run it, and the role it plays in setting short-term rates and even influencing investment portfolios? While the modern Fed has its supporters, the detractors seem to get most of the ink. As veteran financial journalist Roger Lowenstein wrote in a recent column for The Wall Street Journal, “No federal agency, except the Internal Revenue Service, is held in lower regard than the Federal Reserve, according to public opinion surveys. ... The never-ending debate about...
  • Why Conservatives Love the Galactic Empire

    10/21/2015 10:11:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | October 20, 2015 | Asawin Suebsaeng
    Here’s a fun little secret about Politics Twitter, a very narrow, very coastal, very annoying corner of the Internet of which I am regrettably a part: Every time news about the Star Wars franchise has flared up over the past few years, Politics Twitter takes the opportunity to debate whether or not the Galactic Empire is evil. I am being serious. This is how we journalists spend our time, usually during work hours. Anyway, the Star Wars news this time around was the new trailer that dropped on Monday for Star Wars: Episode VII —The Force Awakens.
  • The New Star Wars Trailer, Analyzed (Revisionist History)

    10/21/2015 6:21:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 20, 2015 | Ben Domenech
    The internet is full of impressive amounts of very important news today, as per usual – Joe Biden’s “will he or won’t he” crescendo is reaching its apex, Canada elected its Obama, the CIA director’s personal email account was hacked, Gilmore Girls is coming back… but there is nothing, NOTHING, more important than Star Wars, so today let’s talk about the new trailer for The Force Awakens, less than two months away from release, which dropped during an edition of Monday Night Football featuring frequent Manningface. You have already seen it, so watch it again. And prepare for some analysis...
  • ‘Star Wars’ Proves Targeted Killings Don’t Work

    10/21/2015 6:18:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    War is Boring ^ | October 20, 2015 | Matthew Gault
    The end of Return of the Jedi is one big party. Fireworks explode over the capital cities of the galaxy’s major planets, ewoks dance with wookies, Han and Leia kiss and Luke sets fire to his father’s corpse while the ghosts of his mentors watch. And why shouldn’t they all be happy? In a stunning military operation, the Rebel Alliance destroyed the Empire’s major weapons system while Luke assassinated its two highest-value individuals. The deaths of Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader meant the end of the Empire, right?
  • Ukraine bans 41 international journalists and bloggers

    09/17/2015 7:35:05 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 42 replies
    CPJ ^ | 9/16/2015 | Staff
    New York, September 16, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists deplores a decree signed by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko today which, according to a copy viewed by CPJ, bans at least 41 international journalists and bloggers from Ukraine for one year. The journalists and bloggers were among 388 people named as representing an "actual or potential threat to national interests, national security, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine," according to news reports. "We are dismayed by President Poroshenko's actions, including a ban on dozens of international media covering Ukraine," CPJ Europe and Central Asia Program Coordinator Nina Ognianova said. "While the...
  • Are we on the threshold of a United States of Europe?

    08/02/2015 7:50:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    The Interpreter ^ | 27 July 2015 1:41PM | Matthew Dal Santo
    Four days ago, French President François Hollande declared his in-principle commitment to the creation of a “euro government, with the addition of a specific budget and a parliament to ensure democratic control.” This is more an opening gambit in a debate about the terms of putative federalization (a term Hollande was careful to avoid), than a statement of French commitment to it at all costs. If some form of federalization comes about, it will not be because the French especially desire it, but because the logic of the Euro ultimately demands it. […] Germany is also in a better position...
  • The (Roman) Empire Strikes Back (Liberals)

    07/03/2015 5:44:58 AM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies
    Standing on my Head ^ | July 2, 2015 | Fr. Dwight Longenecker
    Julius CaesarAfter my most recent visit to Rome I’ve been reading more about the history of Rome, and the parallels with twenty first America are fascinating.Many people know about the fall of the Roman Empire and follow the usual narrative that Rome collapsed from within because of moral decadence.Of course, the story is more complicated than that, and it begins not with the fall of the empire, but with the beginning of the Empire.The Roman Republic stood for about 500 years. The Senate was made up of patricians and plebeians. The patricians were the historic, aristocratic landed families. The plebeians...
  • Elon Musk's growing empire is fueled by $4.9 billion in government subsidies

    05/31/2015 9:27:33 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 5/31/15 | Jerry Hirsch
    Los Angeles entrepreneur Elon Musk has built a multibillion-dollar fortune running companies that make electric cars, sell solar panels and launch rockets into space. And he's built those companies with the help of billions in government subsidies. Tesla Motors Inc., SolarCity Corp. and Space Exploration Technologies Corp., known as SpaceX, together have benefited from an estimated $4.9 billion in government support, according to data compiled by The Times. The figure underscores a common theme running through his emerging empire: a public-private financing model underpinning long-shot start-ups. "He definitely goes where there is government money," said Dan Dolev, an analyst at...
  • A Happy Conservative Black Woman on the Gay Agenda and Black America (Rush Limbaugh show, 4/20)

    04/21/2015 7:47:18 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 23 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | April 20, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Cheryl in Cleveland. It's great to have you on the program with us. Hello. CALLER: Hi, Rush. How are you? RUSH: Fine and dandy. Thank you. CALLER: You know, I couldn't be more disgusted by this NIH study. Half a million dollars on examining what young adolescent boys are experiencing during their first sexual encounter? With all of the problems that beset the black community, especially black male adolescents, to spend this kind of money on this study is astonishing to me. I mean, why not put that money to trying to determine why 73% of black...
  • Ralph Peters: Iran Building a New Persian Empire

    03/27/2015 4:30:37 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | March 27, 2015 | Frontpagemag.com
    Ralph Peters: First of all, what are we going to do about those Jews? No, I’m serious. I’m serious. What are we going to do about all the Jewish refugees? After the nuclear cataclysm in the Middle East?
  • San Francisco Music Company Sued By Fox Over "Empire" Name

    03/24/2015 11:04:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 | Tamara Palmer
    Fox is suing a San Francisco digital music distribution company because of its name. According to TMZ, Twentieth Century Fox Television filed a federal lawsuit on Monday against EMPIRE Distribution over the name it shares with Fox's popular television series "Empire." Founded in 2010, EMPIRE Distribution releases digital music from urban artists including leading hip-hop stars Snoop Dogg, T.I. and Kendrick Lamar. Fox's fictional Empire Records releases urban music including hip-hop and R&B, but in a real life twist, songs from the series are actually available for sale. Columbia Records released songs from each episode for the duration of the...
  • The E.U. Experiment Has Failed

    03/16/2015 8:23:01 PM PDT · by annalex · 33 replies
    Hoover Institution ^ | March 5, 2015 | Bruce Thornton
    The E.U. Experiment Has Failedby Bruce ThorntonThursday, March 5, 2015 The slow-motion crisis of the European Union is the big story that rarely gets the attention it deserves. Even an event like the recent terrorist attack in France that left 17 dead is often isolated from the larger political, economic, and social problems that have long plagued the project of unifying the countries of Europe in order to harness its collective economic power, and to avoid the bloody internecine strife that stains its history. On the economic front, the E.U.’s dismal economic performance over the last six years was summed...