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  • Here Are The Two Soviet Propaganda Posters Hanging In The White House Press Secretary's Home

    04/14/2014 7:42:16 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 58 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 11, 2014 | Hunter Walker
    Here Are The Two Soviet Propaganda Posters Hanging In The White House Press Secretary's Home Washingtonian MOM magazine's spring issue has a profile of White House Press Secretary Jay Carney's wife, ABC News contributor Claire Shipman, that features a picture taken inside their home. In the background of the photo, you can see two framed Soviet-era propaganda posters. One of Carney's posters is a version of this iconic design by artist Dmitry Moor with a soldier pointing his finger alongside text that says "Have YOU Enlisted?" in Russian: The other poster features a female factory worker. According to this eBay...
  • HUFFINGTON POST: OBAMACARE VICTIMS ARE REAL

    04/11/2014 10:55:24 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 11, 2014 | By Wynton Hall
    A Thursday Huffington Post article highlighting Obamacare victims is causing quite a stir on the left. The piece, titled "How Obamacare Leaves Some People Without Doctors," breaks from the Huffington Post's usual embrace of Obamacare and features the voices of Covered California customers who are already dissatisfied with the health insurance they bought through the Covered California exchange. "My insurance is pretty useless," 35-year-old new Los Angeles mother Ruth Iorio told HuffPo. "I don't know what to do. I may just drop it for myself and keep my son on it. It's really depressing." Iorio says her Obamacare plan is...
  • Sweden’s Totalitarian Face

    04/11/2014 3:01:12 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 4/11/2014
    On April 4 2014, in Malmö District Court in Sweden, the provocative artist Dan Park was sentenced to three months in jail for hate speech (“hets mot folkgrupp”) for his works of art. The prosecutor even wanted the artist examined for mental illness, similar to the way Communist dictatorships have treated dissidents. The court did not support this suggestion, however. Park and his defense lawyer have indicated that they will appeal the verdict.Ingrid Carlqvist, the editor of the newspaper Dispatch International, commented that the verdict essentially amounts to a ban on satire in Sweden, at least if the satire involves ideologically protected immigrant...
  • The Rise of American Totalitarianism

    04/09/2014 3:02:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 4/9/2014 | Ben Shapiro
    Last Thursday, Mozilla, the company that’s home to the web browser Firefox, forced the resignation of CEO Brendan Eich. What, precisely, had Eich done wrong? Back in 2008, Eich had donated $1,000 to the Proposition 8 effort backing traditional marriage in California. Dating website OKCupid posted a ban on Firefox traffic, issuing a message to Firefox users instead: “Those who seek to deny love and instead enforce misery, shame, and frustration are our enemies, and we wish them nothing but failure.” That ban reportedly prompted the action at Mozilla.Of course, it was the people pushing for Eich’s ouster who were...
  • Why Breitbart News Looks Different

    04/09/2014 9:57:03 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/9/14 | Ben Shapiro
    Are you visiting Breitbart News and wondering just why our website looks so odd? Here’s the answer: today, Breitbart News has decided to create a visual presentation. This visual presentation is designed to show Americans just what it would mean for those with control of the internet browsers we all use to censor our content the way they now censor those who work for them. Our website for the next several hours will depict just what Breitbart.com would look if a browser like Firefox decided to block parts from you. Using JavaScript we've blacked out random words throughout the website...
  • Far left set for big gains in European Parliament elections

    03/24/2014 10:05:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 24.03.14 @ 11:44 | Nikolaj Nielsen
    Europe’s far left is set to almost double its deputies in the upcoming European Parliament elections in May. Poll predictions indicate that the European United Left/Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL) group is set to become the parliament’s third or fourth largest group, with the number of deputies rising from the current 35 to around 60. At third place, it would replace the liberals (ALDE), behind the center-left S&D and center-right EPP. […] The parties are against what they describe as neo-liberal policy-making at the EU level, want more funding for social programs, and want to create what they describe as “another...
  • Anti-Science: Those Who Wish to Debate Climate Threatened with Death or Jail

    03/23/2014 7:37:53 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 46 replies
    zerohedge ^ | 03/23/2014 - 19:19 | Posted by : George Washington ( User Nmare?)
    Preface:  The scientific method requires allowing a free-for-all of hypotheses, which then rise or fall based upon the results of actual experiments.  In other words, science means that you throw out theories - no matter how good they look on paper - that are disproven by experimental results, and adopt those confirmed by the results. [Economics is supposed to do that, too ... but hasn't.]For example, putting Galileo to death because he didn’t agree with the “accepted” consensus that the Sun revolved around the Earth was not a great example of the scientific method. Instead of conducting experiments to see...
  • EU officials seek new powers to protect rule of law

    03/12/2014 12:18:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 12.03.14 @ 09:29 (Mar. 12) | Nikolaj Nielsen
    The European Commission on Tuesday (11 March) announced a new measure to challenge member states in breach of EU rule of law. The proposal would allow the European Union to intervene at an early stage in case of “serious and systemic threats” to the rule of law in member states. Isolated cases of breaches of fundamental rights or miscarriages of justice are excluded from its scope. […] The plan is described as a missing element between a standard infringement procedure and the “nuclear option” of Article 7, which withdraws a member state’s voting rights at the EU level. Article 7...
  • Marco Rubio's Warped Worldview [Lib angry because he doesn't buy Global Warming]

    03/12/2014 2:44:38 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 3/10/14 | PETER BEINART
    ...After a laudable, but politically disastrous, bid last year to convince his fellow Republicans to support citizenship for illegal immigrants, he’s now trying a new route to 2016: Foreign policy.... Rubio simply has no idea what “totalitarian” means. “Totalitarian” is not a synonym for “dictatorship.” Dictatorial regimes seek to stamp out behavior that actively challenges the state. Totalitarian regimes seek to stamp out behavior that does not actively support the state. A totalitarian regime, explained Irving Howe, “tries to give the state total power over all areas of human life, to destroy civil society entirely, and to extend state ownership...
  • The Great Disappointment of 2013

    02/25/2014 11:20:22 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 8 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | 2/25/2014 | JAMES W. CEASER
    And what of the Great Disappointment of 2013? In the promiscuous blending of politics and culture that characterizes our age, the launch of the Obama campaign in 2007 marked the beginning of a politico-spiritual movement that promised a new beginning and a transformation of the nation. It was to be the “moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal [when we] restored our image as the last, best hope on Earth.” Faith in the leader knew no bounds. Obamaism spilled out from the college campuses and tony enclaves of Manhattan and San...
  • Left-wing Totalitarianism in America

    02/17/2014 6:59:20 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2-17-14 | Richard Winchester
    New York's Democrat governor Andrew Cuomo recently told listeners of WCNY radio that "extreme conservatives" who are "pro-life, pro-assault weapons, anti-gay" have "no place" in New York State because "that's not who New Yorkers are." Cuomo later tried to cushion the impact of his words by claiming they were aimed solely at "extreme conservatives" among state politicians, and not at New York's mass public. Even if true -- and WCNY's transcript of Cuomo's blast makes that claim dubious -- one wonders what New Yorkers with the "wrong" policy opinions are supposed to do when they have no politicians to support....
  • Europe or Democracy? What German Court Ruling Means for the Euro

    02/11/2014 9:44:05 PM PST · by managusta · 8 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | February 10, 2014 | SPIEGEL Staff
    Germany's Constitutional Court ruling last Friday marks a significant escalation in efforts to rein in the European Central Bank. The ruling's message? Either the European Court of Justice has to stop bond purchases or German justices will. It is also a clear indication that Germany's highest court is extremely skeptical of the ECB. Draghi's 2012 announcement that the ECB would embark on unlimited sovereign bond purchases from ailing euro-zone member states, the court found, is incompatible with European law. The ruling notes that OMT "exceeds the mandate" of the ECB and "encroaches on the responsibility of the member states for...
  • Justice Department to give married same-sex couples equal protection

    02/08/2014 2:10:00 PM PST · by little jeremiah · 61 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Saturday, February 8, | By Sari Horwitz
    The Justice Department on Monday will instruct all of its employees across the country, for the first time, to give lawful same-sex marriages sweeping equal protection under the law in every program it administers, from courthouse proceedings to prison visits to the compensation of surviving spouses of public safety officers. In a new policy memo, the department will spell out the rights of same-sex couples, including the right to decline to give testimony that might incriminate their spouses, even if their marriages are not recognized in the state where the couple lives. ... “This means that, in every courthouse, in...
  • Putin Preaches Godliness to America

    02/01/2014 2:18:12 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 76 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 1,2014 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    That's why it's pretty chilling to hear Vladimir Putin hurling accusations at the West and pointing out that what's going on is identical to what went on when communism was established and religion was completely expunged from the Soviet Union. Between 1917 and 1937, almost a quarter of a million Christians were executed, and churches that survived destruction were converted into things like museums of atheism. Russian President Putin, who hasn't been shy about expressing his disapproval of homosexuality and has banned what he defined as "homosexual propaganda," had this to say: Many Euro-Atlantic countries have moved away from their...
  • The Totalitarians of New York

    01/23/2014 5:13:58 AM PST · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 23, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    New York City mayors excel at banning everything from salt to carriages, but they are not very good at cleaning up the streets after a snowstorm. There are two ways of looking at any major city; as a mechanical problem of buildings, streets and sewers whose infrastructures need to be maintained or as a social problem of misbehaving people. The mayors of the mechanical problem understand that they need to clean the streets, but the mayors of the social problem think that they have to fix the people. Mayor Bloomberg flubbed the snow challenge badly. Instead of preparing road salt,...
  • 41st anniversary of Roe v Wade, ie, liberal/progressive extremism gone wild. [FReepathon XI]

    01/22/2014 11:12:30 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 587 replies
    We are reminded as we pass the 41st anniversary of Roe v Wade of where the immoral godless extremism of the liberal/progressive movement leads. Roe is responsible for the slaughter of more than 55 million babies in our country - more than 1.3 million a year. Life has been the standard for all civilized societies throughout the history of mankind. With few exceptions, only in godless totalitarian societies run by ruthless kings or dictators would you find governments wantonly slaughtering millions of its own citizens. In modern times that would be leftist/fascist dictators such as Lennon, Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Pol...
  • MEPs call for dismantling of EU bailout “troika”

    01/16/2014 6:03:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 16.01.14 @ 09:58 | Valentina Pop
    The “troika” of international lenders, which sets the terms of eurozone bailouts with little or no democratic oversight, should be replaced by an EU system which is accountable to the European Parliament, MEPs say. “All European instruments that are not based on EU law are provisional. EU instruments should be based on the community method, with the European Parliament acting as democratic legitimator and control body,” Austrian center-right deputy Othmar Karas told press in Strasbourg on Wednesday (15 January). Karas is drafting a report together with a French Socialist colleague, Liem Hoang-Ngoc, on the work of the troika. The name...
  • IRS should create, adopt U.S. taxpayer bill of rights -Watchdog

    01/09/2014 12:04:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | 01/09/2014 | PATRICK TEMPLE-WEST
    The U.S. Internal Revenue Service should take steps to restore public trust in its work, including adopting a taxpayer bill of rights that clearly states individuals' rights to fair treatment from the tax agency, an IRS watchdog said on Thursday. With its reputation for political neutrality hurt by a 2013 uproar over its treatment of conservative political groups, the IRS needs to reassure Americans of their tax rights, said the Taxpayer Advocate Service, an oversight arm of the agency.
  • Leftism: A Radical Faith

    01/05/2014 7:19:21 AM PST · by markomalley · 85 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/5/2014 | Bruce A. Riggs
    Much of the political history of the extended twentieth century is that of massive extinctions of citizenries by their dictatorial governments.  Take the engineered mass starvations, torture chambers, firing squads, and gulags of Lenin and Stalin; Nazi gas chambers; Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge killing fields; the genocides of Mao's "Great Leap Forward"; and the tyrannical North Korean Sung dynasty, and one will find that over one hundred million people have been slaughtered.       Systematically murdering millions to create an imagined earthly Eden is clearly irrational.  In this sense, leftist ideology has the look of a religious inquisition.In his introduction to Eric Voegelin's The New...
  • Totalitarianism is back in vogue

    01/04/2014 8:44:09 AM PST · by grimalkin · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/4/2014 | JOHN HAYWARD
    One of the most disturbing things about Barack Obama's reign of lawless executive power is that it has people fantasizing about outright totalitarian dictatorship, and not in a faculty-lounge-B.S. kind of way. We've always had to put up with the likes of Thomas Friedman at the New York Times rhapsodizing about the joys of Chinese authoritarianism - provided a duly accredited Democrat gets to be America's temporary dictator, of course - but now we've got Jesse Myerson at Rolling Stone daydreaming about hard-core communism as the solution to America's ills. He's not fooling around, either. He wants the government to...
  • 2014: Cubans Now Free to Buy New Cars at Exorbitant Prices

    01/03/2014 8:59:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 3, 2014 - 3:29 PM | Barbara Boland
    Fifty-five years after the Communist takeover in Cuba, residents there can now buy new and used cars without a government permit, but with the massive mark-up on new car prices by state-run retailers, most ordinary Cubans won’t benefit from the new rules, reported BBC News. A new Peugeot 508 model, for example, is selling for $262,000 in Havana at a dealership, and even used VWs are selling for more than $60,000. …
  • A Rare Elected Voice for Socialism Pledges to Be Heard in Seattle

    12/28/2013 5:42:17 PM PST · by Libloather · 41 replies
    NY Times ^ | 12/28/13 | KIRK JOHNSON
    SEATTLE — People are used to liberals running things around here. But nobody reckoned with Kshama Sawant. Ms. Sawant, a 41-year-old economics teacher and immigrant from India, took a left at liberal and then kept on going — all the way to socialism. **SNIP** But Kshama Sawant (pronounced SHAH-mah sah-WANT) heartily embraces the label. Ask her about almost any problem facing America today, and her answer will probably include the “S” word as the best and most reasonable response. Socialism is the path to real democracy, she says. Socialism protects the environment. Socialism is the best hope for young people...
  • Greggs forced to rename their Cornish pasties by the EU because they contain peas and carrots

    12/28/2013 7:37:04 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 08:18 EST, 28 December 2013 | Jennifer Smith
    Greggs the baker is being forced to change the name of its best-selling Cornish pasty under new EU laws because the product contains peas and carrots. The new rules mean manufacturers must follow the traditional recipe of beef, potatoes, onions, swede and seasoning, if they wish to use the name. […] Cornish pasties were awarded Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status in 2011 after a lengthy campaign by the Cornish Pasty Association to see their delicacy’s name protected. Protected Geographical Indication status prevents anything that is made outside the designated region from using the traditional name. …
  • Raúl Castro issues stern warning to entrepreneurs

    12/21/2013 7:39:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 21, 2013 7:21 PM EST | Michael Weissenstein and Andrea Rodriguez
    President Raul Castro issued a stern warning to entrepreneurs pushing the boundaries of Cuba’s economic reform, telling parliament on Saturday that “those pressuring us to move faster are moving us toward failure.” Castro has legalized small-scale, private businesses in nearly 200 fields since 2010, but has issued tighter regulations on businesses seen as going too far or competing excessively with state enterprises. In recent months, the government has banned the resale of imported hardware and clothing and cracked down on unlicensed private video game and movie salons. …
  • Masking Totalitarianism

    11/26/2013 9:29:00 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 11-27-13 | Walter Williams
    One of the oldest notions in the history of mankind is that some people are to give orders and others are to obey. The powerful elite believe that they have wisdom superior to the masses and that they've been ordained to forcibly impose that wisdom on the rest of us. Their agenda calls for an attack on the free market and what it implies — voluntary exchange. Tyrants do not trust that people acting voluntarily will do what the tyrant thinks they should do. Therefore, free markets are replaced with economic planning and regulation that is nothing less than the...
  • EU needs fewer commissioners, Netherlands says

    11/19/2013 5:18:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai
    EU Observer ^ | 19.11.13 @ 09:26 | Benjamin Fox
    The European Commission should be slimmed down, with only a handful of commissioners handling the bloc’s main portfolios, according to a plan put forward by the Dutch foreign minister. Speaking with reporters after Monday’s (18 November) meeting of foreign affairs ministers in Brussels, Frans Timmermans explained that governments should create a division of a and b-level boards for the EU executive. Eight “a-board” members would take the lead on Brussels’ biggest portfolios, such as the internal market, economic affairs and justice and home affairs. They would also be solely responsible for initiating new legislation. Meanwhile, the remaining “b-board members” would...
  • $174K-Per-Year Congressmen Will Get Special Obamacare Subsidy

    11/15/2013 7:27:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    CNS News ^ | November 15, 2013 | Barbara Boland
    Under Obamacare -- as it is being implemented under a regulation issued by the White House Office of Personnel Management (OPM) -- a middle-aged member of Congress who earns an annual salary of $174,000 from the taxpayers, and who has a wife and children, will get a $10,000 subsidy from the taxpayers (over and above his $174,000 salary) to buy a health insurance plan that a regular citizen making almost $80,000 less than the congressman will not get. The Affordable Care Act (ACA), popularly known as Obamacare, included language mandating that members of Congress and their staff buy their now-mandated...
  • EU Proposal to Monitor “Intolerant” Citizens

    11/11/2013 7:36:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | October 28, 2013 5:00 am | Soeren Kern
    While European leaders are busy expressing public indignation over reports of American espionage operations in the European Union, the European Parliament is quietly considering a proposal that calls for the direct surveillance of any EU citizen suspected of being “intolerant.” Critics say the measure—which seeks to force the national governments of all 28 EU member states to establish “special administrative units” to monitor any individual or group expressing views that the self-appointed guardians of European multiculturalism deem to be “intolerant”—represents an unparalleled threat to free speech in a Europe where citizens are already regularly punished for expressing the “wrong” opinions,...
  • EU lawmakers pledge speedy LIBOR reform; scope debated

    11/05/2013 1:45:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai
    Reuters ^ | Mon Nov 4, 2013 1:35pm EST | Huw Jones
    European Union lawmakers have pledged rapid approval of a draft EU law to regulate market benchmarks such as LIBOR, though they sparred over how comprehensive the new regime should be. Big fines for Barclays and other banks over the past 18 months for rigging interest rate benchmarks such as the London Interbank Offered Rate or LIBOR, prompted the European Union to propose the rules to supervise such indexes for the first time.The draft law proposes that an administrator is appointed to oversee how each major benchmark is compiled, ensuring there is a record of who contributed to it. …
  • Member states ‘endorse’ EU-wide public prosecutor

    10/31/2013 4:32:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai
    EU Observer ^ | 30.10.13 @ 09:16 | Nikolaj Nielsen
    A majority of member states are said to back a proposal for a European public prosecutor after they failed to meet a deadline to submit counterarguments. Member state national parliaments had until Monday (28 October) midnight to submit any complaints or concerns on setting up a EU-wide prosecutor tasked to tackle fraud committed against the EU budget. … A minimum of nine member states is needed to launch the office. Monday’s missed deadline means 17 have now demonstrated tacit support with only 11 member states opposed. …
  • Feds Threaten to Prosecute Merchant for Selling ‘Department of Homeland Stupidity’ Coffee Mugs

    10/31/2013 2:42:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 113 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 31, 2013 - 3:36 PM | Ali Meyer and Michael W. Chapman
    The Department of Justice, on behalf of the National Security Administration (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has threatened to criminally prosecute a novelty store owner for selling mugs and t-shirts that say, among other things, “Department of Homeland Stupidity” and “The NSA: The only part of government that actually listens.” The novelty items are sold online at Zazzle.com, which is operated by merchant Dan McCall. The NSA and DHS sent “cease and desist” letters to Zazzle stating that the parody products violate statutes that protect their official seals from misuse. The NSA and DHS, through the Department...
  • (European) Commission to regulate flushing of toilets and urinals

    10/29/2013 3:38:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 29 October 2013 | Georgi Gotev
    The European Commission will adopt criteria next week on delivering an Ecolabel to toilets and urinals, EurActiv has learned. The decision comes after years of efforts by experts working for the European Commission’s environment directorate, as well as “stakeholders” studying “user behavior” and “best practices”. … Work on developing an EU standard for toilets has started in January 2011, according documents of the European Commission’s Joint Research Center, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies. A first Ad-Hoc Working Group meeting was held in Brussels on October 2011, with the second such meeting held in the attractive city of Seville, Spain, in...
  • Russian revolution: urgent lessons for U.S. today

    10/25/2013 5:25:33 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 5 replies
    Renew America ^ | 10-25-13 | Toby Westerman
    This year is the 96th anniversary of the Russian revolution, one of the most earthshaking events in human history. The terms "history" and "96th anniversary" are apt to cause the eyes of many if not most Americans to glaze over, but American life today is being molded directly by the ideas and events set in motion in Russia in 1917. Distilled down to the most important elements, the Russian revolution had three key ideological elements: first, the state as almighty, a replacement for God; secondly, a political elite to guide the "masses"; thirdly, the use of the state's police power...
  • The 100 EU diktats that cost Britain £27bn a year revealed as Cameron prepares to demand…

    10/21/2013 1:13:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 18:43 EST, 20 October 2013 | (Political Editor)
    David Cameron will this week demand the return of powers from Brussels amid new evidence of the massive cost of EU regulation to Britain. A report published today by the Open Europe think-tank claims that the top 100 EU regulations are costing the UK more than £27 billion a year, outweighing benefits in a quarter of cases. … Annual figures for the five costliest EU regulations are capital rules for banks at £4.5 billion; the Working Time Directive, £4.1 billion; the EU Climate and Energy Package, £3.4 billion; the Temporary Agency Workers Directive, £2 billion; and the Energy Performance of...
  • ‘National governments declining in importance’ (in European Union)

    10/17/2013 6:51:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 17.10.13 @ 09:19 | Honor Mahony
    As more key powers are transferred to Brussels, it poses an existential question for central governments. … “In my opinion, national central governments will become less important and will lose more power. They will become more and more impotent,” says Franz Schausberger, founder of the Austria-based Institute of the Regions of Europe.To compensate, he notes, “regions have to become stronger, so that the citizens can strengthen their identity and participate in regional and local democracy.” …
  • 'Gay Rights' is Trojan Horse for Totalitarianism

    10/15/2013 6:07:55 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 14 replies
    VictoriaJackson.com ^ | 10-12-13 | Victoria Jackson
    Brilliant observation by WND’s David Kupelian – The ‘gay rights’ movement is a trojan horse for totalitarianism. He explores this in the October issue of Whistleblower available here. A “Trojan Horse” is “any trick or stratagem that causes a target to invite a foe into a securely protected bastion or space.” (Wiki) WND Story here. David Kupelian says, “this particular issue – this revolutionary sexual anarchy movement, which more than any other ideology, including Marxism, Islam or atheism, has the potential of permanently corrupting our nation’s core ‘operating system’ called the family – is the one issue that almost everybody...
  • Building the Kingdom of God on Earth

    10/14/2013 1:59:59 PM PDT · by JACKRUSSELL · 9 replies
    The Mind Renewed ^ | March 23, 2013 | Dr. Martin Erdmann
    "Technocracy is nothing new. It hasn’t just come up in the last two decades. It has been around for the last 400 years. Technocracy is a very strange animal, it has many different facets. It has a very colorful history. It’s very difficult to actually define it, however, the main idea behind Technocracy is that it is a political as well as an economic system. As a political system, it is a pure dictatorship, it is a pure totalitarian system. Those who rule in a technocracy are not democratically elected politicians, they are appointed in some way, or they appoint...
  • 'Gestapo' tactics meet senior citizens at Yellowstone

    10/08/2013 11:32:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    newburyportnews.com ^ | 10/8/13 | Jon Macone
    Pat Vaillancourt went on a trip last week that was intended to showcase some of America’s greatest treasures. Instead, the Salisbury resident said she and others on her tour bus witnessed an ugly spectacle that made her embarrassed, angry and heartbroken for her country... The tourists were treated harshly by armed park employees, she said, so much so that some of the foreign tourists with limited English skills thought they were under arrest.
  • UK keen to delete ‘ever closer union’ from EU treaty

    09/30/2013 7:50:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 30.09.13 @ 09:29 | Benjamin Fox
    David Cameron wants to remove the commitment to “ever closer union” from the EU treaty, as part of plans to reform Britain’s membership of the bloc. Speaking in a BBC interview Sunday (29 September), on the eve of his Conservative Party’s annual conference in Manchester, the UK prime minister said that the phrase was “not what the British people want and it’s not what I want.” Cameron also repeated his threat to withdraw Britain from the European Convention of Human Rights unless his government is allowed to quickly deport foreign nationals deemed to be a security threat. …
  • 1 October, National Day of the People's Republic of China [Same Day Obamacare Opens]

    09/30/2013 2:33:48 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    On Saturday 1 October 1949, the inauguration of the People's Republic, known in Chinese as Kaiguo dadian (开国大典), was proclaimed by Mao Zedong atop the Gate of Heavenly Peace (Tiananmen Gate, not to be confused with the eponymous Square). For some reason, in most if not all Western reconstructions and recountings of the event, Mao is credited to have uttered at this occasion the words that "the Chinese people have stood up" - and in the various commemorations of the 60th anniversary of the PRC in 2009, this was any different.
  • American Banana Republic

    09/22/2013 10:54:40 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/20/13 | Mark Steyn
    The decay of a free society doesn’t happen overnight, but we’re getting there. "This is the United States of America,” declared President Obama to the burghers of Liberty, Mo., on Friday. “We’re not some banana republic.” He was talking about the Annual Raising of the Debt Ceiling, which glorious American tradition seems to come round earlier every year. “This is not a deadbeat nation,” President Obama continued. “We don’t run out on our tab.” True. But we don’t pay it off either. We just keep running it up, ever higher. And every time the bartender says, “Mebbe you’ve had enough,...
  • Barnier: ‘Many citizens are worried by a European project that has no limits’

    09/09/2013 1:18:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 04 September 2013 | Frédéric Simon
    The EU’s internal market commissioner Michel Barnier, a convinced European and known federalist, has come out in favor of limits being imposed on the European project, telling EurActiv.fr in an exclusive interview that he understood concerns expressed by the far-right and other euroskeptics. But he said Europe should also dare to venture into new areas such as defense and industrial policy. … “What less can we do here in Brussels? Subsidiarity is very important. Many citizens are concerned about a European project that has no limits or boundaries. Some should probably be established. But we are not alone,” Barnier warned...
  • French Revolution and the triumph of liberal fascism

    09/08/2013 10:04:55 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 5 replies
    Renew America ^ | 7Sept13 | Ellis Washington
    For the progressive left, all roads lead to the French Revolution (1789-99) which was the first totalitarian revolution, the genesis of modern totalitarianism, and the spiritual foundation for the Russian Communist, Italian Fascist and German Nazi revolutions. A nationalist-populist rebellion, it was established and controlled by a small intellectual braintrust hellbent on killing God, Christianity, capitalism and objective truth thus devolving Western civilization into a savage society based on a political religion that deified "the people," anointed the revolutionary elites as their priests, and destroyed the rights of individuals. As Robespierre put it, "The people is [sic] always worth more...
  • Liberalism 101 - You Don't Have a Choice

    09/05/2013 1:38:20 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 13 replies
    RightWingPatriot.com ^ | September 5, 2013 | RightWingPatriot
    I love it when liberal progressives actually speak their true beliefs for us all to hear. However, you have to probe deeply and get them riled up enough to blow their cool in order to hear their unvarnished agenda. Liberals know that sane people do not agree with their policies or their goals, so they must always cloak them in a shadowy cloud of lies. It's always, "it's about the children!" or "where's your compassion?" with them in order to mask their true goals. Once you get under their skin, you can expose their lies and twisted words as they'll...
  • Chinese reporter detained after accusing official

    08/25/2013 10:02:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 24, 2013 8:27 PM EDT
    Police have detained a Chinese journalist on suspicion of causing trouble after he openly alleged that a senior government official was negligent with his public duties, lawyers said Saturday. Si Weijiang, a lawyer for Liu Hu, said the journalist was detained by Beijing police Friday at his home in the southern city of Chongqing and taken to Beijing. … In postings on his personal microblogs, Liu had urged authorities to investigate Ma Zhengqi, deputy director of the State Administration for Industry and Commerce, saying Ma was derelict while working in Chongqing. He also shared information that raised questions over possible...
  • EU says to review relations with Zimbabwe after election

    08/23/2013 5:42:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:15am EDT | Justyna Pawlak
    The European Union will review relations with Zimbabwe given its “serious concerns” about the conduct of the southern African state’s election, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said on Thursday. The EU’s verdict on the fairness of the elections will be crucial to a decision on whether it continues to ease sanctions against Zimbabwe. Ashton did not broach the issue of such sanctions in her statement. President Robert Mugabe is to be sworn back into office soon after winning the July 31 election, extending—at age 89—his 33-year rule dating back to independence from Britain. The United States said earlier this...
  • DOJ files civil suit against Bank of America [Obama Continues To Assault Capitalism]

    08/08/2013 5:16:06 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    CNBC ^ | 8/6/13
    The U.S. government on Tuesday filed two civil lawsuits against Bank of America for what the Justice Department and securities regulators said was a fraud on investors involving $850 million of residential mortgage-backed securities. The Justice Department and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed the parallel suits in U.S. District Court in Charlotte, according to the court filings. The securities date to about January 2008, the government said, putting them just at the beginning of the global financial crisis.
  • Attorney Whitehead: ‘We Live in a Police State’

    07/23/2013 4:17:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 01:15 PM | Bill Hoffmann and John Bachman
    The U.S. government’s growing surveillance of Americans has transformed the nation into an “electronic concentration camp,” top civil-liberties attorney John W. Whitehead says. “It’s moving so rapidly you have to feel creepy because you're being watched. Everybody has a file if you do anything electronically,” Whitehead, author the new book “A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State,” told Newsmax TV. … Whitehead—who founded the Rutherford Institute in Virginia, which helps promote civil liberties and human rights—has been researching the growth of the National Security Agency since the 1980s. The agency has been under fire for its collection of...
  • The new power triangle [McCain, Schumer & Hussein's CoS...Three Morons]

    07/24/2013 2:28:24 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/23/13 | By MIKE ALLEN and JIM VANDEHEI
    Barack Obama, to hear his advisers tell it, has finally found The One he has been looking for: John McCain. “We have been looking literally for years for someone we can cut deals with, and finally someone has stepped up,” a White House official said. West Wing aides say they now talk with McCain roughly every other day. McCain, to hear fellow Republicans tell it, has finally found The Two he has needed to make such conversations worth the bother: Sen. Chuck Schumer, a Democrat who can actually get things done in the Senate, and Denis McDonough, a White House...
  • Lesson of the Plucked Chicken [True Story: Is this America Today?]

    07/20/2013 2:19:05 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    Bible.org ^ | Ravi Zacharias
    On one occasion, so it was narrated, Stalin called for a live chicken and proceeded to use it to make an unforgettable point before some of his henchmen. Forcefully clutching the chicken in one hand, with the other he began to systematically pluck out its feathers. As the chicken struggled in vain to escape, he continued with the painful denuding until the bird was completely stripped. “Now you watch,” Stalin said as he placed the chicken on the floor and walked away with some bread crumbs in his hand. Incredibly, the fear-crazed chicken hobbled toward him and clung to the...