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  • North Korea Says "America First" Will End U.S. "Empire"

    01/30/2018 7:12:27 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    MSN ^ | 30/1/18 | Tom O'Connor
    North Korea has disparaged President Donald Trump's trademark "America First" stance, predicting that it would ultimately bring down the U.S. and its global sphere of influence. Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of the ruling Korean Workers' Party Central Committee, published an article Monday claiming that Trump's doctrine "accelerates isolation and ruin of the empire of evils in all aspects of politics, economy, military affairs and diplomacy." The outlet, which reported the views of North Korea's own internationally ostracized administration, highlighted the foreign criticism Trump has faced trying to defend the nationalist slogan that he insisted "does not mean 'America alone.'" "'America...
  • Vatican’s ‘Sexually Suggestive’ Nativity has Troubling Ties to Italy’s LGBT Activists

    12/27/2017 6:25:01 PM PST · by marshmallow · 31 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 12/20/17 | Diane Montagna
    ROME, December 20, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — The Vatican Nativity scene featuring a naked man, a corpse, and no sheep or oxen is the artistic offering of an abbey which is the focus of Italian LGBT activists, it has emerged. Enquiries by LifeSiteNews have revealed that the Abbey of Montevergine, which donated the innovative ‘Nativity of Mercy,’ houses the Marian image that has been adopted as patroness by LGBT activists in Italy. The abbey shrine is the annual destination of a sort of sacred and profane “ancestral gay pride” pilgrimage which, according to one LGBT activist, in recent years has gained...
  • The Gay-Friendly Pontificate of Pope Francis

    12/27/2017 7:13:38 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 14 replies
    https://remnantnewspaper.com ^ | December 20, 2017 | Michael Matt
    The Vatican invites you all to its coming-out party. Or, if you prefer, here's the latest from Vox Cantoris and LifeSiteNews: Vox Cantoris reports: Archdiocese of Bombay states that Pope Francis has opened "communion to divorced and remarried Catholics."The little-known homosexualist Cardinal Archbishop of Bombay, Oswald Gracias,has authorized a poster stating that Pope Francis has opened the door to "communion to divorced and remarried Catholics," -- those living and committing adultery. What can you expect from a homosexualist such as Gracias? See the original. This from the cardinal who also wants to see homosexuality decriminalized in India.
  • [China] Xi fills top military posts with loyalists

    10/27/2017 7:22:52 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    Nikkei ^ | October 26, 2017 | SHUNSUKE TABETA and OKI NAGAI
    Xi fills top military posts with loyalists Eliminating anyone close to predecessor Hu, president gains control of PLA SHUNSUKE TABETA and OKI NAGAI, Nikkei staff writers BEIJING -- Chinese President Xi Jinping has the armed forces firmly under his thumb as he begins another five-year term, having succeeded in staffing the military's top command positions with his allies. The members of the Central Military Commission were selected at the first plenary session of the Communist Party's 19th Central Committee on Wednesday. The military body also was shrunk from 11 to seven members including Xi, its chairman. The remaining six posts...
  • Sebastian Gorka Compares Battle Against Globalist Cabal to Rebel Alliance Fighting Evil Empire

    08/27/2017 12:25:32 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/27/17 | Matthew Boyle
    Dr. Sebastian Gorka, a now former Deputy Assistant to President Donald J. Trump, says that the West Wing Democrats, the left, and the Fake News Industrial Complex will never succeed in stopping him and others from battling for the president’s agenda. During an appearance on Breitbart News Saturday on SiriusXM Patriot Channel 125, Gorka—a former Breitbart News national security editor who served in the White House in a senior position pushing the president’s message—compared former White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon leaving the White House to when Darth Vader struck down Obi Wan Kenobi in Star Wars. “We...
  • 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...