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  • 'Imperfect EU better than revolting nationalism'

    05/03/2014 6:38:33 AM PDT · by Count of Monte Fisto · 15 replies
    The Local ^ | 23 Apr 2014 | Staff
    Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt on Wednesday urged young voters to head to the European parliamentary polls on May 25th "to cure the European disease of nationalism".
  • Nationalism, Not NATO, Is Our Great Ally

    04/22/2014 7:00:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 22, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    With Vladimir Putin having bloodlessly annexed Crimea and hinting that his army might cross the border to protect the Russians of East Ukraine, Washington is abuzz with talk of dispatching U.S. troops to Eastern Europe. But unless we have lost our minds, we are not going to fight Russia over territory no president ever regarded as vital to us. Indeed, should Putin annex Eastern and Southern Ukraine all the way to Odessa, he would simply be restoring to Russian rule what had belonged to her from Washington's inaugural in 1789 to George H. W. Bush's inaugural in 1989. This is...
  • Patriotism from Life-Saving to Destructive Force

    03/17/2014 1:56:19 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 3 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 17 March 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Below is one of the most lucid and insightful analyses of patriotism I've come across, dissecting the various stages through which this sentiment can go and clarifying at which of them it can or does become toxic. "All substances are poisons; there is none which is not a poison. The right dose differentiates a poison and a remedy.", said the Swiss Paracelsus, one of the early chemists, founder of the discipline of toxicology. Even the best life-giving medicine, capable of restoring health if used in the appropriate way, may cause serious harm if misused and administered in the wrong...
  • Croatian Girls: Patriotic, Catholic- and Cute!

    03/07/2014 7:53:33 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 26 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 07 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Nationalism or Patriotism?

    03/01/2014 9:54:15 AM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 5 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 1 March 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Is nationalism a good thing or a bad thing? Some people say that nationalism is bad, whereas patriotism is good. In the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, "patriotism" is defined as love for one's country or devotion for it, even to the point of sacrifice. It seems that there is no excess of patriotism in this sense, as it's always positive. The Merriam-Webster gives this example of use of the term: "You may not agree with him politically, but no one can question his patriotism." The two examples offered by the same source for "nationalism", on the other hand, are: "The war...
  • Op-Ed: A Long Walk Uphill

    02/03/2014 6:12:24 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 9 replies
    Deft News ^ | 2-3-14 | Douglas Wilson
    A lot of noise has been generated by Vladamir Putin’s negative stance on homosexuality, and by the (falsely so-called) moral posturing and preening in the West as we resolve (courageously!) to be represented at the coming Winter Olympics in Sochi by homosexual athletes. That’ll show him. Actually, it won’t show him anything. What makes Putin tick? What’s his game? What is he up to in all this? His basic ideology—after Putinism—is nationalism. He is therefore not interested in developing an international consensus on exploring sexual identities. He would be if something like that could be played out to Russia’s advantage,...
  • Judicial Watch: Defense Department Teaching Documents Suggest Conservative Views "Extremist"

    08/25/2013 11:47:59 AM PDT · by Innovative · 36 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | Aug 22, 2013 | Judicial Watch
    Defense Document Suggests Colonists Fighting British Rule were members of “extremist movement” (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained educational materials from the Department of Defense (DOD) depicting conservative organizations as “hate groups” and advising students to be aware that “many extremists will talk of individual liberties, states’ rights, and how to make the world a better place.” The documents repeatedly cite the leftwing Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) as a resource for identifying “hate groups.”
  • The Need for Nations

    08/10/2013 5:55:05 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 4 replies
    http://www.roger-scruton.com ^ | August 8th, 2013 | Roger Scruton
    The project of European integration, advanced by politicians and elites of defeated nations in the wake of the Second World War, was founded on the belief that nationhood and national self-determination were the prime causes of the wars that had ruined Europe. There were disputes as to who started it: Napoleon? Bismarck? The French Revolutionaries? The Revolutionaries of 1848? The Reactionaries and Monarchists? Metternich? Talleyrand? Garibaldi? Fichte? Wagner? Louis XIV? But, however far back you went, in the eyes of the post-war political survivors, you came across the demon of nationalism, locked in conflict with the pure spirit of Enlightenment....
  • The Revival of British Patriotism?

    07/30/2013 4:13:51 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 14 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 30 July 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    First published on FrontPage Magazine. By Enza Ferreri Beside the birth of Prince George, the most significant event to take place in Britain over the last few months has been the incredible rise of a small party opposed to immigration, multiculturalism, the European Union, same-sex marriage — in short, all the things loved by the main parties and ruining Britain. Coming almost from nowhere, with support of barely 5% of the population, the UK Independent Party (UKIP) had a historical victory in November 2012, achieving a record second place in the by-election held in the northern town of Rotherham...
  • The Progress of Nationalism in the United States

    05/14/2013 7:02:08 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 7 replies
    June, 1892 | Edward Bellamy
    PROGRESS OF NATIONALISM IN THE UNITED STATES. BY EDWARD BELLAMY, AUTHOR OF "LOOKING BACKWARD." Technically, the term Nationalism, as descriptive of a definite doctrine of social and industrial reform, was first used in 1888 by clubs made up of persons who sympathized with the ideas of a proper industrial organization set forth in "Looking Backward," and believed in the feasibility of their substantial adoption as the actual basis of society. Nationalism, in this strict sense, is the doctrine of those who hold that the principle of popular government by the equal voice of all for the equal benefit of all,...
  • Has the Bell Begun to Toll for China?

    03/01/2013 8:07:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 1, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    "Why did the Soviet Union disintegrate? Why did the Soviet Communist Party collapse? An important reason was that their ideals and convictions wavered," China's new leader, Xi Jinping, told a closed meeting of party elite in Guangdong province. "Finally all it took was one quiet word from Gorbachev to declare the dissolution of the Soviet Communist Party, and a great party was gone," said Xi, according to notes obtained by The New York Times. "Everyone is talking about reform, but in fact everyone has a fear of reform," said Chinese historian Ma Jong. "The question is: Can society be kept...
  • I'm An American, AND PROUD AS HELL!

    07/01/2012 3:48:13 PM PDT · by carlo3b · 76 replies
    cookingwithchefcarlo.com ^ | July 1, 2012 | Carlo3b, Dad, Dad, Author
    I'm An American, AND PROUD AS HELL!Thankfully I was born an American. Born in the greatest nation in the history of the world. But I became an American, slowly and decisively over my entire life, and these were but a few of my moments of decision; When my 92 year old great Grandfather, an immigrant for the bowels of depravity in Italy stood in a crowded church basement and took the pledge of allegiance to his beloved country to finally become a citizen, after struggling to overcome illiteracy and poverty, and raise a fine and honorable family. He had to...
  • Thoughts on the Diamond Jubilee: Sixty Years a Rubber Stamp

    06/04/2012 8:39:48 PM PDT · by rmlew · 37 replies
    The Libertarian Alliance: BLOG ^ | May 29, 2012 | Sean Gabb
    Those of us who pay attention to such things will have noticed a difference between the BBC coverage of the Golden Jubilee in 2002 and of the present Diamond Jubilee. Ten years ago, the coverage was adequate, though reluctant and even a little stiff. This time, it has been gushing and completely uncritical. There are various possible reasons for my observation. The first is that I was mistaken then and am mistaken now. I do not think this is the case, but feel obliged to mention it. The second is that Golden Jubilees are rare events, and Diamond Jubilees very...
  • The Fascist Boogie Fever (Rise of Golden Dawn (Nazi Greece)

    05/13/2012 3:02:01 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 13 replies
    http://noisyroom.net/blog ^ | 5.13.12 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    All hail, or should we say ‘heil,’ the rise of the Golden Dawn fascists in Greece. It’s all the rage (literally) in the streets of Greece these days. They now hold 21 seats in the Greek government – about 7% of the controlling body – and combined with the Communists, that control is closer to 20%. And their influence is not only growing there, but in Europe and the US. The darkness is rising once again and the Golden Dawn is telling those in power they should fear them now and indeed, they should take those threats to heart. Golden...
  • Is Mitt Romney’s love for America a Mormon thing?

    05/13/2012 6:30:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 126 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 11, 2012 | Michelle Boorstein,
    When it comes to American exceptionalism, Mitt Romney is going all in. His book “No Apology: The Case for American Greatness” is a love song to the idea that this country merits “the protection of Providence” and has a singular “calling” to be a beacon for freedom. A major theme for him on the campaign trail is the nation’s divine destiny, a heritage Romney said has made him “stand a little taller, a little straighter” when overseas. But what Romney doesn’t say is that, for followers of his made-in-America religion, Mormonism, exceptionalism isn’t political metaphor. It’s theology. The faith’s sacred...
  • Are we dealing with racial mysticism here? (Vanity)

    04/12/2012 2:37:52 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 19 replies
    Self | 4/12/'12 | Zionist Conspirator
    During the latter part of the nineteenth century a coalition of moralists and social reformers sincerely thought that giving political power to women would eliminate all traditional social evils. After all, men had always ruled, and women were supposedly inherently more moral and more religious than men. Maybe this would fix everything. Thus the push for women's suffrage. And when it was all over, women were just like the men. I am going to suggest something absolutely outrageous. But it's been knocking around in my mind for a while, and I hope that the example of women's suffrage will show...
  • The Leftist/Socialist/ and Media Highjack of the term "Nationalism"

    12/11/2011 12:07:29 PM PST · by Amerisrael · 4 replies
    And the demonization of Serbs, Israelis, patriotic Americans, and the ongoing attacks against capitalism.The definition of "nationalism"--Webster's New World Dictionary 1982: a) devotion to one's nation; patriotism. b) excessive, narrow, or jingoist patriotism; chauvinism.the doctrine that national interest , security, etc. are more important than international considerations.the desire for or advocacy of national independence.  The definition most Americans would certainly agree with are,- 1. a)-devotion to one's nation; patriotism and all of # 2 & 3. But certainly not 1. b)-excessive, narrow, or jingoist patriotism; chauvinism.jingo- "a person who boasts of his patriotism and favors an aggressive , threatening , warlike foreign policy; chauvinist"-...
  • Panetta Warns Israel on Consequences of Iran Military Strike

    11/18/2011 6:43:09 PM PST · by Tulsa Ramjet · 31 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | NOV 18, 2011 | Jennifer Griffin
    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said ahead of a meeting Friday with Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak that he would warn his Israeli counterpart about the global economic consequences of a military strike on Iran's nuclear program, adding that he still favors sanctions and diplomacy over a strike.
  • Roubini: Bush Responsible for Economic Woes

    08/12/2011 4:04:17 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 66 replies
    WSJ / MarketWatch ^ | 2011-08-12
    In a clip from his interview with WSJ's Simon Constable, Dr. Nouriel Roubini insists that it was the policies of George W. Bush that caused the current U.S. economic crisis.
  • Global Economic Downturn: Crisis of Political Economy

    08/12/2011 11:06:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 12, 2011 | George Friedman
    Classical political economists like Adam Smith or David Ricardo never used the term “economy” by itself. They always used the term “political economy.” For classical economists, it was impossible to understand politics without economics or economics without politics. The two fields are certainly different but they are also intimately linked. The use of the term “economy” by itself did not begin until the late 19th century. Smith understood that while an efficient market would emerge from individual choices, those choices were framed by the political system in which they were made, just as the political system was shaped by economic...
  • Resource nationalism is biggest risk to miners: report

    08/08/2011 4:46:43 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | 08/07/11
    Resource nationalism is biggest risk to miners: report Sun Aug 7, 2011 2:11pm GMT LONDON (Reuters) - Resource nationalism is the biggest threat facing the mining sector this year and next as governments seek to take advantage of higher commodity prices to try to restore fragile finances, advisory and accountancy firm Ernst & Young (E&Y) said on Sunday. "Because the mining and metals sector rebounded quickly from the global financial crisis, it became an early target to help restore treasury conditions," the firm said. E&Y said it had identified at least 25 countries in 2010/11 that had increased, or announced...
  • A Land Without History

    08/01/2011 4:39:52 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 6 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Sunday, July 31, 2011 | Daniel Greenfield
    Tell me who you are and I can tell you how you see the past. That vanishing country falling away behind us. Are we on the way up or the way down? Are we better off than we were four years ago, or forty or four hundred? Is this the best of times or the worst of times? The answer lies inside you. It is defined by your values. For some capacitive touchscreens and infinite channels mean a brighter future. For others, the values of home and family, dignity and country, that were lost matter more than the swipe pass...
  • Of Space Shuttles and Pyramids

    07/26/2011 9:30:30 AM PDT · by Shout Bits · 77 replies
    Shout Bits Blog ^ | 07/26/11 | Shout Bits
    The final Space Shuttle mission ended last week, amidst calls for Washington to cut spending. The Shuttle program cost over $200bln, not to mention 14 lives, while giving little in return. Clearly a Shuttle launch was a majestic site; no one had ever assembled a machine so complicated that had to perform perfectly. Still, at over $400 million per pop, these are expensive warm-fuzzy moments. The Shuttles’ accomplishments were few. They launched satellites that could have been delivered to orbit cheaper by unmanned rockets. They built a space station that replaced an existing station – both of which served no...
  • Oslo Terrorist Anders Behring Breivik Manifesto

    07/24/2011 10:44:37 AM PDT · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 20 replies
    Live Leak ^ | Anders Behring Breivik
    The live leak online manifesto of Anders Behring Breivik
  • Movie by Anders Behring Breivik - Knights Templar 2083 (alleged Oslo terrorist).

    07/23/2011 3:26:26 PM PDT · by jacknhoo · 65 replies
    http://geraldcelentechannel.blogspot.com/ ^ | Saturday, July 23, 2011 | Gerald Celente
    This ia a Movie by Anders Behring Breivik - Knights Templar 2083 The man behind explosion in Oslo who killed 7 people, and about 90 youth people at Utřya island outside Oslo July 22th . Anders Behring Breivik is A 32-year-old Norwegian he has been arrested over two terror attacks in Norway as 92 are confirmed dead . Police have said the Norwegian man arrested after the twin attacks in Norway is a right-winger with anti-Muslim views, but they do not know whether that was a factor in the attacks. His views are very clear from this video of his...
  • Big National Oil

    06/07/2011 7:09:49 AM PDT · by Arman Z. Calbay · 3 replies
    Arman Calbay
    The management theory is not applicable to the oil industry. This business is peculiar. Of course, if one talks about Western oil companies, then here it is alright. Management theorems and models work in them successfully as in any other corporations like General Motors and Microsoft. However what share of oil does western Big Oil produce? The answer is only 10%. It controls still less – about 6% of all world reserves. The rest is controlled by national oil companies. By the way there are not so many of them – usually one for each petrostate. And as you see,...
  • The Bear's Lair: Back to Westphalia!

    04/04/2011 7:20:52 AM PDT · by MegaSilver · 3 replies
    PrudentBear ^ | 28 March 2011 | Martin Hutchinson
    The 1648 Treaty of Westphalia established the principle that nation states could run their internal affairs as they pleased – it was no longer acceptable for Catholic states to invade Protestant states because they didn’t like their religion (or vice versa). Westphalianism proved a vital organizing principle for the next 300 years, allowing significant periods of peace to appear between all the wars – and thus mankind’s greatest boon, the Industrial Revolution to become established. We now appear to be abandoning that principle – and the economic and political implications of doing so are dire. The Westphalia principle always had...
  • Shock poll shows rising tide of right-wing nationalism

    03/01/2011 9:56:06 AM PST · by triumphant values · 50 replies
    The Daily Mirror ^ | February 27, 2011 | Vincent Moss
    Almost half the country would back a new right-wing party that vowed to crack down on immigration and Islamic extremists, a shock poll reveals today. They would also restrict the ­building of mosques and order the flag of St George or the Union Jack be flown on all public buildings. The revelations will spark fresh fears of racial tension in Britain amid a new wave of support for extreme right-wing parties like the British National Party and the English Defence League. Findings of the survey, the largest of its kind and involving 5,054 people, are in a major report called...
  • 18 Bishops in a Hunger Strike -- 56 Churches Destroyed, And Government Exonerates Perpetrators

    02/21/2011 7:31:40 AM PST · by 0beron · 2 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 02/20/2011 | Tancred
    18 Bishops [13 Catholic] participated in a silent hunger strike on the property of St. Mark-University of Bangalore, among them the Archbishop of Bangalore, Msgr Bernard Moras. At the protest and the hunger strike the Bishops present, the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC) and the Christians of Karnatakas have forged a counter-report with the title: "1000 Day Government, 236 Attacks, 1000 traumatized people". The official report of the Somsekhar-Investigative Commission exonerated the radical Hindu organizations Bajrang Dal and Sangh Parivar. The Bishops called a press conference to make note of this, that this exoneration is "politically motivated". At the...
  • Sarkozy Has a Real Set - Wish our Prez Had!!!

    02/12/2011 9:22:10 AM PST · by gopmike.com · 6 replies
    GOP Mike's Blog ^ | 2/12/11 | GOP Mike
    To My Fellow Conservatives: I have been saying for years that immigrants that come to this country should embrace this country instead of coming and sucking the life out of it while never accepting our culture and never truly becoming Americans. My family came here from Italy in the early 1900's. They wanted to be Americans. They wanted to learn the language. They loved America and all she stood for. Today, immigrants come to this country but...
  • The New Isolationism

    01/06/2011 7:41:19 PM PST · by americanophile · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | January 3, 2011 | Alvin S. Felzenberg & Alexander B. Gray
    Anything Reps. Ron Paul (R., Tex.) and Barney Frank (D., Mass.) both support should give the rest of us pause. Their proposal to slash defense spending by $1 trillion over a decade — only the most recent joint effort by the new isolationists on the Left and Right to curtail American military strength around the world — is as foolhardy as it is unrealistic. Were such a policy enacted, the nation and the world would be set on a path not toward peace, but toward instability, conflict, and a lessening of freedom in many corners of the world. As the...
  • America has freedom, Europe has Autobahn, Finland has Finland

    11/13/2010 4:03:08 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 54 replies
    11/14/2010 | WesternCulture
    Most men can't take 70-80 hours of hard labor at a tough place of work like an elite assembly line of car manufacturing for weeks in a row. I passed the test, at the age of 37, at one of the largest industrial plants in Europe: Volvo Torslanda. I've also worked as a lumberjack here in Sweden, as a cook ("cooks calling themselves chefs usually are be morons" - Mario Batali) and I've also ran businesses of my own - admittedly with little of success. In both America and Europe, there seems to be a major lack of adrenaline and...
  • As nationalism rises, will the European Union fall?

    08/29/2010 7:38:59 PM PDT · by neverdem · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 29, 2010 | Charles Kupchan
    The European Union is dying -- not a dramatic or sudden death, but one so slow and steady that we may look across the Atlantic one day soon and realize that the project of European integration that we've taken for granted over the past half-century is no more. Europe's decline is partly economic. The financial crisis has taken a painful toll on many E.U. members, and high national debts and the uncertain health of the continent's banks may mean more trouble ahead. But these woes pale in comparison with a more serious malady: From London to Berlin to Warsaw, Europe...
  • Yankee Utopians in a Chinese Century

    07/07/2010 4:58:55 PM PDT · by Comrade Brother Abu Bubba · 23 replies
    Human Events ^ | July 2, 2010 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    Yankee Utopians in a Chinese CenturyFor those who can yet recall the backyard blast furnaces of Mao's China in the 1950s and the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution to re-instill peasant values in the 1970s, the news was jarring. In 2011, said the Financial Times, China will surpass the United States as first manufacturing power, a title America has held since surpassing Great Britain around 1890. Each year, China passes a new milestone. Last year, China surpassed Germany as the greatest exporting nation. This year, China surpasses Japan as the world's second-largest economy. This year, China became the first auto manufacturer...
  • Many Germans Would Rather Waive the Flag-Immigrant's Banner Raises a Ruckus With Berlin Leftists

    07/04/2010 8:34:40 PM PDT · by Palter · 37 replies
    WSJ ^ | 03 July 2010 | James Angelos
    German flags have sprouted like red, black and gold wildflowers across Berlin this summer. They're appearing on balconies, cars, bicycles, storefront windows, even painted on children's cheeks. Few can match Youssef Bassal's. Eager to show his enthusiasm for Germany's soccer team during the World Cup, Mr. Bassal, a 38-year old Lebanese immigrant, unfurled a 60-by-15-foot German flag a few weeks ago, on the facade of the building that houses his cell-phone store. Mr. Bassal knew his Fahne, as the Germans call it, would draw onlookers. What he didn't anticipate was the reaction—outrage. During the flag's first night on exhibit, Mr....
  • Individual and National Rights in the Torah

    05/13/2010 7:17:21 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 23 replies · 213+ views
    Take the sum of all the congregation of the children of Israel, by their families, by their fathers' houses, according to the number of names, every male, by their polls; From twenty years old and upward, all that are able to go forth to war in Israel: you shall number them by their hosts, you and Aaron. (From this week's Torah portion, Bamidbar, Numbers 1:2-3) The ultimate purpose of the journey of the Israelites in the desert was the establishment of a kingdom of priests - a nation that testifies to the existence of the Creator and expresses His will...
  • STILL A Nationalist? You Betcha!

    04/14/2010 6:09:35 PM PDT · by Lexluthor69 · 4 replies · 146+ views
    The Silent Majority ^ | 04-14-10` | J. D. Longstreet
    Back in 2005 I wrote an article entitled: “I’m a Nationalist.” Over the weekend, while doing a bit of light research, I came across the piece -- and read it again. Honestly, I can’t see that anything has changed my mind. If ANYTHING I am MORE of a nationalist today than I was 5 years ago. Why? One word: “OBAMA!” The dictionary defines a nationalist as: One with “Devotion to the interests or culture of one's nation.” (Free on-line dictionary) The dictionary defines a nationalism as: “1: loyalty and devotion to a nation; especially: a sense of national consciousness exalting...
  • White British actresses told to leave Bollywood

    03/17/2010 10:10:45 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 36 replies · 1,375+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 03/17/10 | Dean Nelson
    White British actresses told to leave Bollywood British actresses who appear in Bollywood films are being targeted in a hate campaign by one of India's most feared political leaders. By Dean Nelson in New Delhi Published: 5:55PM GMT 17 Mar 2010 Actress Hazel Crowney: British actresses have flocked to Bollywood Stars including Alice Patten, the daughter of Lord Patten of Barnes, and Hazel Crowney, a former model from Kent, have been accused of stealing jobs from local girls. Raj Thackeray's Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), a Mumbai nationalist street gang and political party which inspires terror throughout the city, has called...
  • In Spending Debate, Local Officials Split With Washington GOP

    02/23/2010 7:55:08 AM PST · by Willie Green · 8 replies · 207+ views
    Washington Independent ^ | 2/23/10 | Mike Lillis
    State Leaders Face Pinched Budgets and Threats to Safety NetTo hear Republicans in Congress tell it, the Grand Old Party is pretty much united against the deficit-spending approach to economic recovery. Don’t tell that to local GOP officials. Faced with the most severe budget crises in decades, state and local policymakers from across the country — including a growing list of prominent Republicans — have been only too happy to accept the additional federal funding that accompanied last year’s $787 billion stimulus bill. Not only did that money prop up job markets, many say, but it kept social-service programs running...
  • Canadians showing their pride at Winter Games (UGLY AMERICAN ALERT)

    02/21/2010 8:51:19 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 63 replies · 1,788+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 20, 2010 | RICK MORRISSEY Sun-Times Columnist
    Loud and proud isn't the norm up north, but it's suiting our neighbors well VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Shane Koyczan sat partly hidden in a darkened restaurant booth, and it was probably better that way. Since his stirring spoken-word performance at the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympics, the poet has become a national celebrity. It's hard for him to walk down a street here without being stopped. ''We Are More,'' the poem he recited in front of a worldwide TV audience of 3 billion people, arrived at a time when Canadians are getting comfortable with the idea of saying...
  • At least 30 anti-BNP protesters break into BBC Television Centre

    10/22/2009 11:02:50 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 13 replies · 664+ views
    Times UK ^ | October 22, 2009
    Anti-British National Party (BNP) protesters breached security and broke into BBC Television Centre tonight ahead of Nick Griffin’s controversial appearance on Question Time. Around 30 people rushed through the main gates of the BBC’s broadcasting headquarters in West London. Ten were dragged out of the car park by police officers but at least 20 more made it inside the building where the leader of the BNP will take part in the political panel show tonight... As several hundred protesters blocked the road outside Television Centre, delaying his arrival, Mr Griffin criticised the security operation. “It seems the police do not...
  • Europe asks: Does tomorrow belong to us?

    06/09/2009 9:02:31 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 23 replies · 773+ views
    Washington Times ^ | June 9, 2009 | Tony Blankley
    The weekend's European Parliament and British local county council elections were not only a victory for the center-right over the center-left. More significantly, they were indications of the growing rejection of the last 60 years of denationalized and consolidating European history. They were, particularly, a sharp assertion by many indigenous Europeans that they will not put up with losing their culture to overly assertive Islamic or other immigrants in Europe. The latter point was made most emphatically by the voters of Holland, Hungary, Finland, Britain, Austria, Denmark and Italy... But the loudest vox populi was heard in Britain... The UKIP's...
  • Grey vs. Red in UK; Prince Charles Calls For Squirel Extermination

    06/04/2009 8:39:56 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 28 replies · 1,627+ views
    All Headline News ^ | June 4, 2009 | Staff Writer
    London, UK (BANG) - Britain's Prince Charles wants grey squirrels exterminated. The future king - a keen environmentalist - has claimed it is essential to eliminate the animal, introduced from North America in the 19th century, because of the threat they pose to native red squirrels. In a letter to the Country Land and Business Association, Charles - patron of the Red Squirrel Survival Trust said: "In order to be able to save the red squirrels and ensure their future in this country, it is absolutely crucial to eliminate the greys which, as you know, are an alien species to...
  • Harold Koh’s Transnationalism—What “Transnationalism” Is

    04/07/2009 4:32:38 AM PDT · by Scanian · 2 replies · 386+ views
    NRO ^ | April 06, 2009 | Ed Whelan
    What is “transnationalism” generally? Well, let’s start by considering how two academics—one a critic of transnationalism, the other an ardent proponent—have described it. Our first academic contrasts a “nationalist jurisprudence” with a “transnationalist jurisprudence.” A nationalist jurisprudence “is characterized by commitments to territoriality, extreme deference to national executive power and political institutions, and resistance to comity or international law as meaningful constraints on national prerogatives.” A nationalist jurisprudence “largely refuses to look beyond U.S. national interests when assessing the legality of extraterritorial action,” has “largely rejected international comity as a reason unilaterally to restrain the scope of U.S. regulation,” and...
  • China best-seller lashes "Mafia don" America(stop buying IOU's)

    03/31/2009 1:03:39 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 26 replies · 733+ views
    Reuters ^ | 03/31/09 | Chris Buckley
    China best-seller lashes "Mafia don" America Reuters By Chris Buckley – Thu Mar 26, 12:25 am ET BEIJING (Reuters) – China's sparring with the West has inspired its own angry best-seller, lashing foreign targets and the country's own elite with scorn popular with some readers but worrying for a government wanting to tether nationalism. "China is Unhappy" has sold quickly since its publication earlier this month, but some state-run newspapers have fretted over its scathing assaults on the United States and the West -- blasts that also spatter doubt on Beijing's own policies. Chinese President Hu Jintao goes to London...
  • Hitler is Revered by Hindu Nationalists

    03/29/2009 1:52:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies · 767+ views
    In The National, Pankaj Mishra is dyspeptic about partition, which has led both India and Israel into a "moral wilderness" of nationalism. (I do wish he'd pointed out that the Pakistanis got a state, the Palestinians didn't.) He says in spite of "fierce PR," India's democracy has a scary underbelly, a long tradition of Hindu nationalism, now ascendant: Reverence for Adolf Hitler – who is hailed as a hero in textbooks in the Hindu nationalist-ruled state of Gujarat, while Mein Kampf remains popular at bookstores – is one of the many sinister aspects of “rising” India today. This cult of...
  • The GIVE Act HR1388 - some language now in HR1444

    03/27/2009 12:06:24 PM PDT · by justsaynomore · 41 replies · 2,018+ views
    Govtrack.us ^ | 3/26/09 | Govtrack.us
    The language about mandatory volunteerism that was "missing" from the HR1388 bill voted on yesterday in the Senate, is now showing up on this bill HR1444 http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=h111-1444
  • Obama Ignores His Tocqueville...BHO on brink of un-doing a private sector success story...

    03/27/2009 6:42:04 AM PDT · by joygrace · 13 replies · 750+ views
    The American Spectator, www.spectator.org ^ | March 27,2009 @ 6:07am | G. Tracy Mehan, III
    In his 1835 masterpiece, Democracy in America, Alexis de Tocqueville, reported on his observations of the American scene after an extensive tour of the new Republic. One of his most profound insights had to do with the genius of Americans in the formation of institutions that mediate between large, distant government and the solitary, insular individual: Americans of all ages, all conditions, and all dispositions constantly form associations. They have not only commercial and manufacturing companies, in which all take part, but associations of a thousand other kinds, religious, moral serious, futile, general or restricted, enormous or diminutive. The Americans...
  • UPDATE-HR1388,soon to be known as S277,SENATE proceeds Vote TODAY on Cloture-Let's Blow the Whistle

    03/23/2009 3:13:22 AM PDT · by joygrace · 14 replies · 1,737+ views
    ..(snip)…Does this not raise suspicion? While we hear of the “outrage” of the people who brought us the bonus scandal, the same people are rushing to pass the GIVE Act (you give, they take): national service. Senator Reid asked that the Senate proceed to act on this bill and then immediately asked for a cloture motion. Cloture The cloture rule–Rule 22–is the only formal procedure that Senate rules provide for breaking a filibuster. A filibuster is an attempt to block or delay Senate action on a bill or other matter. Under cloture, the Senate may limit consideration of a pending...
  • Obama's Brown Shirts

    03/21/2009 4:00:40 PM PDT · by pissant · 70 replies · 2,751+ views
    Joshua radio ^ | 3/20/09 | staff
    Remember this? (see video at link) Obama's vision of a domestic security force "just as strong, just as well funded as our military" ( and presumbly loyal to him personally) just got a lot closer. The House of representatives has just passed HR 1388 otherwise known as the Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education (GIVE) Act. This reauthorizes through 2014 the National and Community Service Act of 1990 and the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973, acts that originally, among other programs, funded the AmeriCorps and the National Senior Service Corps. However, it not only reauthorizes the programs, but also includes...