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  • Putin: Communist ideology similar to Christianity, Lenin’s body like saintly relics

    01/14/2018 4:08:06 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 85 replies
    Russia Today ^ | January 14, 2018
    Maybe I’ll say something that someone might dislike, but that’s the way I see it,” Putin said in an interview for the documentary Valaam, an excerpt of which was broadcast on Russia 1. “First of all, faith has always accompanied us, becoming stronger every time our country, our people, have been through hard times. “There were those years of militant atheism when priests were eradicated, churches destroyed, but at the same time a new religion was being created. Communist ideology is very similar to Christianity, in fact: freedom, equality, brotherhood, justice – everything is laid out in the Holy Scripture,...
  • History as Therapy: Alternative History and Nationalist Imaginings in Russia (Post-Soviet Society)

    01/14/2018 2:17:40 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 4 replies
    University of Wollongong, Australia ^ | 2014 | Konstantin Sheiko and Stephen Brown
    "For Russians disillusioned with their initial experience of capitalism and democracy, alternative history offered a therapy in which the problems of today gave way to new images of past glory." In 2009, we wrote a book entitled Nationalist Imaginings of the Russian Past. Anatolii Fomenko and the Rise of Alternative History. Its focus was the explosion of 'alternative' history, a publishing phenomenon that emerged in Russia after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. The leading light in this movement was, and remains, Anatolii Fomenko, a Sovietera mathematician who claimed that the standard historical chronology was hopelessly inaccurate and...
  • The Ladies vs. the Mullahs

    01/14/2018 11:40:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 14, 2018 | Manda Zand Ervin
    No one knows her name, but a young Iranian woman waving a white scarf has become a symbol of almost forty years of struggle by Iranian women, protesting the gender apartheid that clerics brought to our country, overnight, in the winter of 1979. She waved a white scarf in the air as a symbol of peaceful defiance and a campaign, #MyStealthyFreedom, of women fighting for their right to feel the wind in their hair in Iran, the country of my birth. The reaction of the paramilitary forces of the regime has not been so peaceful, with this young woman allegedly...
  • Majority of Russians Regret Soviet Collapse, Poll Says

    12/26/2017 2:40:32 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 96 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | December 25, 2017
    The number of Russians who regret the collapse of the Soviet Union is the highest in nearly a decade, according to an independent Levada Center poll published Monday. In polls taken since 1992, an average two-thirds of respondents said they lamented the collapse of the USSR, peaking at 75 percent in 2000 and dipping to 49 percent in 2012.
  • Why Russia's Leaders Still Honor the Soviet Secret Police

    12/26/2017 2:47:10 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 17 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | December 2017 | Mark Galeotti
    Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin may have been reticent to celebrate the centenary of the Bolshevik Revolution, but it had no qualms about celebrating a hundred years since the founding of the Cheka, Lenin’s political police, on Dec. 20. Alexander Bortnikov, head of the Federal Security Service (FSB) and a veteran of the old Soviet KGB, was predictable in his message. His agency was, he claimed, “free from political influence.” It “does not serve any party or group interest” and even its bloody-handed past was nowhere near as reprehensible as assumed. Yes, he conceded, it was the engine of Stalin’s Great Terror,...
  • Jaafari, Iraq's most likely next PM, is Shiite modernist (Hope for Islam -- Shia emergence)

    02/15/2005 6:46:34 PM PST · by Cornpone · 5 replies · 475+ views
    Tehran Times ^ | 16 Feb 2005 | tehran times.com
    BAGHDAD (AFP) -- Ibrahim Jaafari, who Tuesday emerged as the man most likely to be Iraq's new prime minister, is a religious Shiite who believes in modernizing Islam and boasts a popular support unmatched by any of his rivals. Jaafari, currently one of two largely ceremonial vice presidents, has been chosen as the candidate of the Shiite United Iraqi Alliance list that swept to power with 48 percent of the vote in the January 30 election. His Hezb al-Dawa al-Islamiyya (Islamic Call Party) quickly re-established itself in the southern Shiite heartland after the March 2003 U.S.-led invasion and many expected...
  • This. Means. War.

    12/12/2017 7:28:12 PM PST · by ifinnegan · 47 replies
    No More RINOs
  • Texas Congressman Runs What Former Aides Call a Hostile Workplace

    12/11/2017 7:30:18 PM PST · by Joe Dallas · 23 replies
    New York ^ | 12/1/17 | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
    WASHINGTON — When Lauren Greene, a former communications director for Representative Blake Farenthold, sued him claiming sexual harassment, among her complaints was that he “disclosed that a female lobbyist had propositioned him for ‘a threesome.’” Mr. Farenthold, in legal documents, said that Ms. Greene had it wrong. The woman wasn’t a lobbyist, he said. As allegations of sexual misconduct rock Capitol Hill — three lawmakers announced their resignations last week alone — Mr. Farenthold, Republican of Texas, stands out as the survivor. He was sued over accusations of sexual harassment three years ago, paid out an $84,000 settlement, financed by...
  • GOP tax reform Plan will devastate York County charities

    12/04/2017 4:48:03 AM PST · by lightman · 83 replies
    York Daily Record ^ | Dec 1 A.D. 2017 | Robert J. Woods
    <p>If the tax reform proposal passed by the House of Representatives last week becomes law, 95% of current donors to nonprofit organizations, churches, and colleges will no longer be able to claim a tax deduction for their contribution. The bill passed by the House increases the standard deduction for individuals and families and will drastically reduce the number of tax filers who itemize.</p>
  • BREAKING: Flynn prepared to testify against Trump and family

    12/01/2017 8:14:27 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 450 replies
    ABC News/Twitter ^ | 12/01/2017 | ABC NEWS/Twitter
    "Mike Flynn is "prepared to testify" against Trump, his family, & the campaign, including Trump ordering him to talk to Russians"
  • Senate delays tax bill vote as setback hits in final hours

    11/30/2017 5:14:36 PM PST · by Mariner · 80 replies
    CNBC ^ | November 30th, 20-17 | Jacob Pramuk
    Senate Republicans have delayed voting on their tax bill as a setback forced them to patch up the plan only hours before a planned final vote. Senators will rework the legislation Thursday night with the next in a series of roll call votes set for 11 a.m. on Friday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said. Republicans previously hoped they could pass a plan by late Thursday or early Friday. A hiccup earlier Thursday left the GOP scrambling to tweak its bill and win over skeptical senators. The delay does not necessarily mean Republicans will lack the votes to pass the...
  • Who is Trump considering to replace Rex Tillerson?

    11/30/2017 11:18:22 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 26 replies
    CBS News ^ | 11/30/2017 | Kylie Atwood
    The White House has drafted and is circulating a plan for the exit of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, CBS News confirms. The plan is for Tillerson, who has been on the job for less than a year, to be replaced by the current CIA director, Mike Pompeo. The White House has not yet decided who would replace Pompeo, but names under consideration include Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, and Robert Harward, former deputy commander of U.S. Central Command. The CIA has no comment on this report. Cotton is trusted by the president and has advised Mr. Trump on foreign policy...
  • Conservatives slam GOP proposal to automatically raise taxes

    11/30/2017 10:58:48 AM PST · by Mariner · 46 replies
    Associated Press via Sacramento Bee ^ | November 29th, 2017 | BY STEPHEN OHLEMACHER AND MARCY GORDON
    WASHINGTON - Conservative groups and lawmakers are lining up against a proposal by Senate Republicans to impose automatic tax increases on millions of Americans — if their sweeping tax package doesn't grow the economy and raise tax revenues as much as projected. The opposition comes as the tax package cleared a key procedural vote in the Senate on Wednesday. The Senate voted 52-48 to start debating the bill. Wednesday's vote potentially could pave the way for the Senate to pass the package later this week. The Senate could start voting on amendments Thursday evening. Opposition to the tax "trigger" could...
  • Trump Supporters Confuse LeVar Burton With LaVar Ball Online

    11/24/2017 8:51:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    KUTV ^ | Friday, November 24th 2017
    President Donald Trump is feuding with LaVar Ball and LeVar Burton is taking the hit on Twitter. Burton is an actor best known for playing Lt. La Forge in "Star Trek" on TV and film and for championing kids' education through the "Reading Rainbow" series. Ball is the father of Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball and UCLA basketball player LiAngelo Ball, one of three student players recently arrested in China for shoplifting. SNIP Some of the president's followers in turn attacked Burton on Twitter, with one calling him a "has been actor with a thief for a son." SNIP
  • The Troll Smearing Roy Moore’s Accuser Stole a Dead Navy SEAL’s Identity

    11/17/2017 10:56:47 PM PST · by Stormy_2021 · 14 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 11/14/17 | BETSY WOODRUFF, BEN COLLINS, SPENCER ACKERMAN, JOSEPH COX
    ...Umpire43, also known as Doug Lewis or DJ Lewis, has repeatedly invented stories in the past—particularly about his own background. Lewis said he was a 22-year veteran of the Navy, a pollster at Ipsos/Reuters, an expert on rigging voting machines, a source who was feet away from Reince Preibus, a man who speaks six languages, a beleaguered soul who needed time off after the 9/11 attacks when he saw Muslims “dancing on rooftops,” the owner of a polling company who claimed Trump had a sustained lead in California, and an actual baseball umpire with 50 years experience. Oh, and he...
  • Kremlin-Connected ‘Troll Farm’ Organized Facebook Event To Protest Donald Trump

    10/31/2017 2:36:34 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 46 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/31/2017 | Bre Payton
    Days after Donald Trump won the presidential election in November 2016, thousands flocked to the streets of New York City to demonstrate against the president elect in a protest organized by a Kremlin-connected Facebook page called BlackMattersUS, The Hill reports. Between 5,000 and 10,000 people attended the protest organized by the Facebook page, which, according to an archived screen grab, had more than 99,000 likes.“Join us in the streets! Stop Trump and his bigoted agenda!” the Facebook event page reads for the protest, which was called “Trump is NOT my President. March against Trump.” “Divided is the reason we just fell,” it reads. “We must...
  • Fox News Poll: Dems +15 in generic ballot

    10/26/2017 4:04:38 AM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 109 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 25, 2017 | Avery Anapol
    Democratic candidates lead by 15 points in a hypothetical matchup for the 2018 midterm elections, according to a new Fox News poll. In the survey, 50 percent of respondents said that if the election for Congress were held today, they would vote for the Democratic candidate. Only 35 percent said they would vote for a Republican. About a year ago, the same question showed voters evenly split, with 45 percent saying they would vote for a Democrat, and 45 percent saying they would vote Republican.
  • Trump voters open to bump stock ban after Las Vegas shooting

    10/15/2017 6:54:51 PM PDT · by leaymane · 80 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/14/17 | Daniel Allott
    As night follows day, mass shootings in America are followed by a succession of Democratic politicians and liberal activists pushing for tighter gun restrictions. Almost as reliably, those efforts fail. But in the wake of the massacre in Las Vegas, in which Stephen Paddock killed 58 people and injured hundreds more at an outdoor concert, there is reason to believe this time might be different. Paddock used “bump stock” devices that effectively turn semi-automatic firearms into fully automatic weapons, causing a higher death toll. Republicans and Democrats in Congress have shown some support for a ban of bump stocks. House...
  • Facebook Censors Pro-Gun Video Mocking Weapon Hysteria

    10/05/2017 10:06:25 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 17 replies
    Dailycaller.com ^ | 10-5-2017 | David Hookstead
    Facebook censored a pro-gun video of a user mocking the hysteria around how “easy” it allegedly is to convert rifles to automatic fire. The video can be seen here, but can’t be embedded because it “may show graphic violence or gore.” The censored video doesn’t show violence or gore. It shows Facebook user Andy Orlando disassembling a rifle and handgun while joking about converting them to automatic fire. In reality, he made the weapons completely useless. He pulled the slide spring out of his Sig handgun, and removed the bolt carrier group from his AR-15 rifle. The AR-15 is 100...
  • Trump Tweets: Amnesty for all, no wall, no country.

    09/14/2017 7:55:50 AM PDT · by Reno89519 · 90 replies
    Twitter ^ | September 14, 2017 | President Trump
    Trump tweets this morning: "The WALL, which is already under construction in the form of new renovation of old and existing fences and walls, will continue to be built." And, "Does anybody really want to throw out good, educated and accomplished young people who have jobs, some serving in the military? Really!....." "...They have been in our country for many years through no fault of their own - brought in by parents at young age. Plus BIG border security"