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I apologize for going missing. I would’ve been furious if any of you caused me to worry so. I hope you’re not tooooo mad.…
“Uncle” Sashenka – my Russki’s big brother – passed away.
Car accident. Conscious and alert after surgery, he rapidly succumbed to pneumonia. Israeli family didn’t make it here in time to say goodbye. TB scarred lungs, I guess. He shouldn’t have died like that.
Sasha endured nearly 14 years in Soviet prison camps. A dissident, refusenik. He barely knew his younger siblings.
My parents, devoted to the political campaign to free the Soviet Jews, embraced newly-released Sasha as kin. I lucked out.
We’ve finished sitting shiva. Now to catch up with the world of Snowflakes, Antifa, Red-Green devils thirsty for human souls.
The arc of history is looking like a boomerang.
We missed you and were wondering what happened that kept you off the net. Johnnyu ask Vlad to send an email asking if you were all right, NR and I seconded the motion. I got up to use the bathroom and decided to check the VTB, I am glad I did.
““Uncle” Sashenka – my Russki’s big brother – passed away.”
Yucki, please extend my sincere condolences to your Russki and his family. The gulags were one of the darker pages in human history.
Everything I have ever read about them chills the soul and it infuriates me that whichever commissars who were responsible for this travesty did not dangle from piano wire.
Thank you for checking in, Dolink. You had us a mite agitated there.
Thank you for checking in Yucki. I’ll admit it, I am a worry wart.
So sorry to hear of the passing of a loved one.
Please send my regards.
Such a tradgedy.
Our sympathy and love to you and your family, Yucki.
The greater the life, the greater the loss.
May we all be so lucky to have shared this.
The Hindu, finds a better reincarnation
The Jew, the Soul
The Greek, peace with each nation
We are bound by one whole.
!*And of course, you keep us on our toes*!
I’m sorry for your loss Yucki.
~ Richard ~ Babs ~ Martin ~ NorseR ~ PerfectC ~ EB ~ Johnny ~ Eeyore ~ Sassy ~
~ where's Michelle? Rita's around here somewhere…
Your kind words are a comfort; I’m coming home from a dark place.
Again, I’m sorry I worried you.
Friends here for years, an intimacy develops. We go through a lot together. The bond is real, the caring sincere.
And I’m grateful to you all.
Oh, Martin, thank-you!
Fantasy-Impromptu ~ I'm always chasing rainbows ~
Gets me crying again.
But now in a good way, like Puccini and Mendelssohn.
LONDON BLOODBATH: Teenage victims of DOUBLE stabbing in Kensington (express, Jan 20, 2019)
“TWO teenagers have been stabbed in Kensington and another was assaulted in a brutal attack last night.
All the victims were 19-year-old men, who have been taken to hospital, but are not in a life-threatening condition. Three people have been arrested in connection with the incident – an 18-year old man, a 19-year old man and a women believed to be in her late teens or early 20s. The three remain in custody at a west London police station.
The police were called at 6:54pm last night to reports of an assault at a residential address in Wilsham Street, W11.
Detective from Kensington and Chelsea CID are now investigating.
The Metropolitan Police said: “A Section 60 is now in place as a result of this violent incident.”
Section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 gives police stop and search privileges in a given area during a specific time when serious violence has or is expected to take place.
A Section 60 order has been authorised for the wards of Dalgarno, Golborne, St Helens, Notting Dale, Norland, Pembridge and Colville.
This will remain in place until 1.49pm today.
Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to call Kensington and Chelsea CID on 101 quoting CAD 6031/jan19 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Elsewhere in London during the night, the British Transport Police dealt with a “violent incident” at Bermondsey Tube Station.
They said on Twitter that the Jubilee Line is still running, but there are crime scenes in place.
More to follow…”
” ……Dalgarno, Golborne, St Helens, Notting Dale, Norland, Pembridge and Colville.”
These areas are not part of London.
You had us worried sick young lady–no noodles for you!
Sorry for your loss and glad you’re back, Yucki. I had an uncle–may have mentioned it–in a Soviet camp for some years. When I was a kid visiting I played chess with him for hours. He never said much but was kind. What hell he must have endured.
Yucki–per tradition:: May his family along with yours be consoled amongst the mourners of.Zion and Jerusalem.
Per 21st century enlightenment: We wish a Higher Power confers consolation for Everyone, including but not limited to you, residents of Areas.A, B, and C; the West Bank, and those in East Jerusalem still suffering from the destruction of the Holy of Holies that could have taken place during the Nakhba expulsion when they opted to remain in al-Quds, the eternal capital of Muslims (and Christians and free thinkers) who after visiting Makkah (or Bethlehem or Paris) need to play soccer somewhere with a view that looks down on people claiming a false historical Zionist connection to something free thinkers want Arabs to hold near.
My Dad always said we should no longer mourn for Zion, Yerushalaim. Tisha b’Av was abrogated by the return of sovereignty: Israel, the Nation-State of the Jewish people.
(That’s why his mother, my grandmother, refused to speak with him for years.)
He played a lot of quiet chess with my Russki. They didn’t know each other very well, the age difference and isolation of the camps.
War of migrants in Gelsenkirchen, Germany — One seriously injured police officer+++
Yesterday, around 8:45 p.m. on Saturday, there was a large police operation in the Gelsenkirchen old town in the area of the main railway station. Previously, a group of 20 to 30 youths, mostly from a migrant background (especially Arabs and Turks), had attracted attention there, who among other things mobbed passers-by, emptied fire extinguishers and activated the emergency stop of the escalators, whereupon employees of the tramway company, who had previously been thrown with a ballast stone, asked the group to leave the subway area and called the police. On arrival of the Gelsenkirchen police, who were supported by forces from neighbouring police authorities and the federal police, the young offenders fled. However, three of them were still arrested in the station area. After the police measures had been completed, they were handed over to their legal guardians. Another suspect was arrested in the Weberstrasse area. The suspect wanted to escape when he was arrested, which meant that he and the arresting police officer collided with the pane of glass of a pizzeria, causing it to break and both fell through the pane into the restaurant. The suspect sustained cuts in the process. After outpatient treatment in a local hospital, he was taken to police custody because a warrant for his arrest had been issued. The 29-year-old police officer was seriously injured by the broken glass. After emergency medical care, he was taken by ambulance to a local hospital for in-patient treatment. Criminal proceedings were instituted against all those involved.
Every day I read-the posts from Vlad’s blog, I realize that Europe is pretty much over and done with. It seems there can be no coming back from the damage and deliberate destruction that Herr Merkel has inflicted on that continent. with her hordes of murderous savages from all corners of the world.
It was always so obvious that the Muslim barbarians had no interest in “assimilating” with Western Christians and/or Jews. By their own admission, their whole goal was to KILL us. It isn’t a secret.
So how are we supposed to feel when we read of these horrors on a daily basis? I have no more sympathy except for those who are trying to do something to stop it. People with real courage like Tommy Robinson, Katie Hopkins and that ilk.
Speaking of Tommy- has anyone notice how he’s been de-platformed, black-balled, demonetized, censored or whatever you call it these days? Used to be there were articles and videos coming in almost daily, now it’s almost impossible to find him if you do a google search. Soon it will be like he never even existed.
Most of the European nations are gone, the separatists movements are gaining momentum during this crisis. This doesn’t mean Europe is gone just that there will be a redrawing of borders. Europe can still save itself, it is too late for a peaceful solution but they can still save themselves if they enough of the people will unite and fight back. There are signs that are coming through the filter on the news that the people in all of the nations are getting tired of this problem and getting read to act on their own. The question is will enough of the people join in the fight for their freedom, their culture and the future of their children.
“So how are we supposed to feel when we read of these horrors on a daily basis? I have no more sympathy except for those who are trying to do something to stop it.”
I’m so with you, StE. My psychological larder no longer contains any supportive snacks or crumbs of sympathy for those who quietly acquiesce to this PoMo deconstruction of Western Civilization.
Long ago, I lost count of the hours I’ve spent scripting polemics, inventing memes (e.g., Where are all of the gregarious Muslims?), documenting the infinitude of ancillary drivers, noting hazardous ripple effects, and exposing the hidden agendas of our foes.
Any of us who wish to see Western Civilization emerge even slightly intact from this onrushing bottleneck of conflicting interests, outright political treason, and demographic disaster had best be setting themselves to the task taking of action against this multi-pronged (as in, “prong these invaders all the way to everlasting hell”) assault on freedom.
Do NOT despair.
Think Trump, Orban, Bolsonaro, Salvini and guess what!? Austria!
Might need a few minutes till the top video is ready but its a WOW!
Because of all of us, showing a determined will to return to sanity and freedom, some nations are changing course. Its not over for anywhere, its just the cost of coming back goes up.
Despair will kill us. Determination and courage, like the Austrian Secretary fo State shows here, that will save us.
A bunch of the European nations are gone but Europe it self is preparing to fight for its survival. As long as the people remain free and keep part of their culture old nations can be reformed or new nations formed. The last thing we want to do is give up.
The Shutdown, The Swamp & Common Sense Immigration
Fails to distinguish between policy and enforcement. Fails to name recent monetary incentives drawing in border-jumpers. Fails to indentify the new benefits to the co-depenent enablers of mass, un-vetted immigration. Fails to warn tbat so long as immigration is viewed as the only lottery ticket that pays out, attempts to arrest it Sysiphean.
Judge Jeanine: Refusal to come up with a compromise is putting politics over people
Restaurants and supermarkets in the DMV area are handing out food and meals on a weekly basis to those with a Federal IDs. It is stressful, but I doubt that grocery bills are an issue.
This lists offers throughout the US. You can find more by internet search. Americans are a charitable people and the conflict is civil.
Police make arrests after car bomb in Northern Ireland
Police in Northern Ireland said Sunday they suspect Irish Republican Army dissidents were behind a car bombing outside a courthouse in the city of Derry/Londonderry. Two men in their 20s have been arrested.
The device was placed inside a hijacked delivery vehicle and exploded Saturday night as police, who had received a warning, were evacuating the area. There were no reports of injuries.
The Police Service of Northern Ireland posted a photograph of a vehicle in flames and urged the public to stay away.
Police and army bomb-disposal experts remained at the scene on Sunday.
Police link N. Ireland car bomb to ‘New IRA’
Police investigating a suspected car bombing in the Northern Irish city of Londonderry said Sunday they believe dissident republican group the New IRA to be responsible.
The suspected bomb exploded at 8:10 pm (2010 GMT) on Saturday, as police were evacuating the area following a warning that a device had been planted outside the city courthouse. There were no casualties.
“Our main line of inquiry is against the New IRA,” said Police Service of Northern Ireland assistant chief constable Mark Hamilton.
“The New IRA, like most dissident republican groups in Northern Ireland, is small, largely unrepresentative, and determined to drag people back to somewhere they don’t want to be.
“The people responsible for this attack have shown no regard for the community or local businesses. They care little about the damage to the area and the disruption they have caused.”
Two men in their twenties were arrested in the city on Sunday, as police and army explosives teams remained on the scene of the blast.
Police say they believe the vehicle used in the attack was hijacked locally from a delivery driver earlier on Saturday.
Tolerating violence and violence itself appear contagious! God bless these mis-guided souls for the warning, which saved lives.
Shouting, near fisticuffs, emotions high: Today’s Washington could get worse (Richard: It is going to get a lot worse, the Dems are ensuring that)
WASHINGTON – One political rule of life is never ask a question unless you really want to know the answer.
Example: It cannot possibly get worse in Washington, can it?
Shouting, near fisticuffs, emotions high: Today’s Washington could get worse
Paul Kane, The Washington Post Published 11:40 am CST, Saturday, January 19, 2019
WASHINGTON – One political rule of life is never ask a question unless you really want to know the answer.
Example: It cannot possibly get worse in Washington, can it?
By early Thursday afternoon, President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., had traded insults several times. Pelosi called for a delay of Trump’s planned Jan. 29 State of the Union address as long as portions of the government were shut down. The president then revoked military support for her weekend trip to visit troops in Afghanistan.
A couple days earlier, the House rebuked Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, for a history of racially and ethnically charged remarks, the latest his questioning of how “white supremacy” had become offensive.
“We have just been through a very difficult week,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md. lamented.
Could it get worse?
Yes, it can. It almost did. And it still might.
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At Sabath services last week, an area rabbi’s sermon included words to live by: I don’t delve into politics from the lectern and for now I ask you not to either. Congregants who can’t pay their bills will be pained when their overhear your conversation.
So, I could imagine that these words were an echo of a sermon from the Civil War. That, too, was a time when Democrats wanted to preserve the rights of those who profited from the “peculiar institution” that offered free labor at the expense of the general welfare. Even our venerated Lincoln could compromise only so much, freeing slaves in Rebel states first.
Never mind that furloughed employees know that local businesses are willing to offer credit for the DELAYED paychecks. Are any Feds even looking for new jobs? Americans are dupes. We are now paying the furloghed Feds to protest. We are now creating a situation where it is only a matter of time until unpaid workers will impose payment (bribes) on “customers.”
“Even our venerated Lincoln could compromise only so much, freeing slaves in Rebel states first.”
I caution you (and a plethora of starry-eyed historians) not to read too much into The Great Emancipator’s acts and words. Few seem to know that, in a letter to Horace “Go West Young Man” Greeley, Lincoln wrote the following.
From: Letter to Horace Greeley
My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that.”
Lincoln knew quite well that American slaves would be best served by an intact and undivided nation. Today’s squealing Blacks and their murderous BLM (Black Lives Matter) counterparts might wish to take pause and consider just how many young American Caucasian men suffered and died to preserve their nascent liberty—and did so risking horrible battlefield deaths at the not-so-sharp end of some very crude implements of war.
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As is usual in this unenlightened and increasingly uneducated age people are listening to the new myths/fairy tales about our past leaders rather then taking the time to learn what they and the times that they lived in. When talking about striking the slavery clause from the Declaration of Independence said that future generations would have to think what they want that the Founding Fathers weren’t Demigods and were having to compromise to get the freedom that would let the future generations move further down the road of freedom.
Franklin also said that Revolutions are started like bastard children are started, half improvise and half compromise. We have to remember that as we move to repair the damage that the left has done to our nation. We are fighting a revolution and we can’t insist on revolutionary purity on the part of our allies, just as we can’t insist on restoring the Republic overnight. It took over a Century for this much damage to be done to the Constitution and our freedom. Even with the coming kinetic portion of the civil war it will take us roughly the same amount of time to repair the damage.
Now is a better time than most to post part of a Lincoln quote that deserves being memorized by schoolchildren like Longfellow’s “The Village Blacksmith” used to be mid-century.
… This task of gratitude to our fathers, justice to ourselves, duty to posterity, and love for our species in general, all imperatively require us faithfully to perform.
How, then, shall we perform it? At what point shall we expect the approach of danger? By what means shall we fortify against it? Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant, to step the Ocean, and crush us at a blow? Never! All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Buonaparte for a commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years.
At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.
NR: The EU has met its finisher. I refuse to believe that America has met hers.
We aren’t finished, we haven’t yet begun to fight. Once the adults get enough people to realize what the danger is and the gloves come off then the US left and the rest of the world will discover that we are still the nation that fought and own WWII. Politicians took our victories in Korea and Nam and threw them away but the military knows who won those wars. Are enemies know who won the wars on the ground and will suck up to our left wing politicians. Given the way the left is pushing for their civil war to go kinetic that won’t help our enemies.
As always keep your musket clean and your powder dry and watch your back. Hard times are coming down the road but we have a lot of hard men to see that the US isn’t destroyed. It has been a long time since the US government let slip the Dogs of War but that time is approaching.
The cause of the American civil war,is much the same as what we experience over brexit,the fundamental question is do we have the right to leave,did the confederacy have the right to leave the union?yes in both cases.
I read that many of these 800,000 jobs aren’t needed. And Trump knows it. He’s cleaning house and Nasty Nancy will be blamed for the loss of their jobs.
“He’s cleaning house and Nasty Nancy will be blamed for the loss of their jobs.”
Meanwhile, she slinks out of Dodge to duck any strays from the rounds cooking off in Washington’s bonfire of the vanities.
Yeah, sure thing, that’s all gonna work out just fine and dandy. Your public servant, Nancy Pelosi, putting the (whorehouse) Madam back in “Madam Speaker”.
PS: I’ll bet somebody else’s left scrote that these lackadaisical deep staters didn’t even see this one coming. I can’t wait for some neck-snapping backlash to begin when these make-work federal drones discover that Democrats threw them right under the bus because of a stupid little old wall.
Oh yeah, the people let go and the Government Union leaders who are deprived of their dues are going to make “Nasty Nancy” (Sassy you deserve some type of a high award for that Nickname.) and the other Dem leaders crawl big time for money for the next election.
Also the 1960s and 70s home grown terrorists and their followers are going to remember who it was that screwed up and got a lot of the people “resisting” Trump fired.
You don’t play hardball wit The Donald, not unless you like getting the ball in your face.
The guy sure knows how to pitch some serious brush-backs.
You are right a lot of those jobs aren’t needed, and neither are the “Resistance” members who have at best been delaying the actions Trump orders and at worst blocking them.
America: The new Socialist frontier
By Alexander G. Markovsky, opinion contributor — 01/18/19 05:00 PM EST
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America: The new Socialist frontier
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It seems that socialism is like an infectious disease that everyone has to get ill of to develop immunity. As Alexander Solzhenitsyn pointed out, “For us in Russia, communism is a dead dog, while for many people in the West, it is still a living lion.”
This dead dog, expelled from Russia, acquired a new life in the United States and regained vitality to become a living lion within the Democratic Party.
The 2018 Democratic victory in the midterms brought new Marxist arrivals to the House of Representatives who are interpreting the elections as an endorsement of socialist policies. They dropped all the pretenses — no liberals, no progressives — they are proud Marxist-Leninists driven by the ideology and committed to converting this country into the United Socialist States of America.
Perhaps this is a perfect time to invite Cuba to join the Union
“Perhaps this is a perfect time to invite Cuba to join the Union”
Now would be a good time to remove communism from Cuba so we could rub the full horrors of communism in the vaces of the useful idiots.
Death toll raised to 79 in Mexico pipeline blast; new focus on fuel theft
TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico (Reuters) – A blast at a gasoline pipeline in Mexico that killed at least 79 people has put renewed attention on the government’s strategy to stop fuel theft, with some relatives saying fuel shortages stemming from the plan led people to risk their lives.
Fuel thieves punctured the Tula-Tuxpan pipeline a few miles from one of Mexico’s main refineries on Friday. Up to 800 people flocked to fill plastic containers from the 7-meter (23-ft) gasoline geyser that ensued, officials say. A couple of hours later, it exploded.
Police fire tear gas as Greeks rally over Macedonia name deal
ATHENS (Reuters) – Police fired tear gas to disperse protesters outside parliament on Sunday as tens of thousands of Greeks rallied in Athens to protest against a name deal with Macedonia.
Central Athens turned into a sea of people holding blue and white Greek flags as thousands came from all over the country to rally against the accord to name the ex-Yugoslav state North Macedonia.
What has yugoslavia got to do with it?
The region was part of the mess of stitched-together peoples that comprised the communist country of Yugoslavia.
After the break-up, that lump of Balkan stew identified as “Macedonia”.
Greece considered usage of the name of Alexander the Great’s empire [actually, it was Phillip of Macedonia] to be historical appropriation. Intolerably offensive.
I don’t get it either, but I guess it’s something you have to live in order to understand.
Greece has bigger problems. This might be a distraction useful to the corrupt scoundrels who’ve sold out to Marx, Merkel, Moslems, and Mandarins.
That’s what xer said! CA Dem bans use of ‘binary’ pronouns during committee hearings
By Ben Bowles January 19, 2019
For the unenlightened (read: normal, well-adjusted), the term binary as used in the title of this post refers to the traditional (read: biological) breakdown of human beings into one of two sexes. For the politically correct (read: perpetually indignant about one social injustice or another), binary pronouns are taboo because they don’t account for the feelings of people who claim to be neither.
Lump Hannah-Beth Jackson into the politically correct category. Jackson is a California State Senator and chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and she announced on Thursday that henceforth only “gender-neutral” pronouns would be permitted during committee hearings:
WATCH: Democrat State Senator Announces Using ‘He/She’ Pronouns Will Be Banned During Hearings
California knows no bounds when it comes to radical LGBT activism. On Thursday, State Senator and Senate Judiciary Committee chair Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) announced that only “gender neutral” pronouns will be permitted during committee hearings.
“Our first order of business is to approve the committee rules. I’d like to note — in respecting the fact that we are now a state recognizing the non-binary designation as a gender — he and she, we are now merging them so we are using what my grammar teacher would have had a heart attack over: we are using the phrase ‘they’ and replacing other designations so it’s a gender neutral designation: ‘they,’” announced the Democrat. “Basically, that’s the primary reforms and revisions to the committee rules.”
“In the spirit of gender neutrality for the rules of this committee, we now designate the chair as ‘they,’” Jackson corrected the record.
“The world is a different place. My grammar teacher is long gone and we won’t be hearing from her,” the senator noted, before correcting herself: “— from them! From they!”
Brown also moved to make knowingly giving someone HIV a misdemeanor, dropping the charge from a felony. As noted by the Los Angeles Times, “The measure also applies to those who give blood without telling the blood bank that they are HIV-positive.”
“Today California took a major step toward treating HIV as a public health issue, instead of treating people living with HIV as criminals,” announced Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) in October of 2017. “HIV should be treated like all other serious infectious diseases, and that’s what SB 239 does.”
They’re criminally insane.
Pronoun foolishness might be excentric-cute, but changing the HIV law throws them into “threat to self +/- others”.
Governments behaving badly: The battle of our time is being waged right now
By J.E. Dyer January 20, 2019
There is a reason the governments of United States, Britain, and France are all paralyzed at this moment by national division. The reason is simple: these symptoms are the battle of our time: the battle between supranationalism, on the one hand, and reliance on the nation-state on the other, as the top-level organizing framework of human politics.
Each case manifests a slightly different facet of the issue. In France, thousands of the people turn out week after week to protest economic policies that have been imposed in service of “climate change” collectivism. These policies, adopted at the behest of the EU, are making it steadily more impossible for Frenchmen and women to earn a living and keep their lives going on a middle-class basis.
For climate-change policy, which seeks to impose universalist “solutions,” that’s a feature, not a bug. President Emmanuel Macron has been willing to make minor adjustments, but is unwilling to go further and assert that France should decide these things for herself, rather than being obliged to comply with EU policy.
Richard: selected excerpts from the article.
In 2019, the confrontation is in some ways harder to discern than in earlier centuries. It isn’t between nations; it’s within them. Urban “elites” align with each other across borders, the leaders of the biggest cities consciously identifying not with their compatriots from the hinterlands but with the leaders of foreign megalopolises. Conversely, many of the people outside the “elite” circles, wherever in the world they are, take to the streets cheering America’s Donald Trump. His brand of politics cares about them.
This is not a battle over theory or mere programmatic choices. It’s a battle for the future of mankind.
If we are to have liberty and hope in that future, the battle must be won for sovereignty and the protection of rights.
Given the tendencies in the hearts of men, the Westphalian commitment requires recommitment over time. With the sovereignty-versus-universalism rift pervading all aspects of our politics and culture, we’ve reached a watershed we haven’t seen since 1648. We’re not some antiseptic citizenry of enlightened good guys today, standing outside the Protestants and Catholics of the 17th century, pointing fingers; we are the Protestants and Catholics. Some of us are willing to live and let live. Others – including some mainstream politicians, pundits, academicians, and the media, almost all of them on the left – are ready to burn dissenters at the stake.
She does a real good job explaining the war we are now fighting, like her I hope we can settle this without violence but doubt this is possible. The left, the Globalists or as she calls them the Universalists are so close to seizing total control, including the power to tell those of us in the hinterlands to shut up set down or be punished. The left in their delusional state ignore the fact that the greatest advancements in human history, advances in all aspects of human existence have taken place under the nations state. They also ignore the fact that under their universal set of rules (one size fits att) mankind is rolled back to the time of a few Nobles having almost everything and the ordinary people being lucky to have a roof over their heads.
Classical Liberalism (Modern American Conservationism) using the nation state created the civilization that brought about the enlightenment that allowed us to make the rapid advancements in science and morality th at allows the vast majority of people to have the leisure time to learn the things that allow us to create new labor saving devices that give us more leisure time. The left sees us enjoying ourselves (like they do) and think that it isn’t right for the little people to do the same things the self proclaimed elites enjoy doing. They consider themselves special and want to force the rest of us to accept them as the rulers of the Universe.
Never forget the goal of the left is power, the power to force us to do only what the left says we can. To speak only the conversations the left wants us to speak, and to think only the ideas that the left approves.
This way is a war for the survival of freedom on Earth, if we loose the Dark Age that the left is causing will be much longer then the last one, and much darker.
Keep your musket clean, your power dry and watch your back.
Man uses flamethrower to clear snow off driveway
Its a war, in war if you aren’t cheating you aren’t trying hard enough.
Another for my “Home Truths” file.
About that Fake News edited video clip of the Elder vs Maga Hat:
Full text of what happened:
Now, who is that Elder? A known anti-Trumper, a troublemaker always playing the victim.
EXCELLENT short clip:
THAT SAID, there’s a major doxxing scorched earth campaign underway. The students ‘home addresses are all over twitter including their high schools and the colleges they will be attending after they graduate HS & are organizing campaigns to contact these colleges in hopes the colleges will rescind their offers.
The diocese, parish priest, Covington mayor and more are condemning those innocent kids. And the usual calls for assassination and physical harm.
They even published the twitter handles of schools’ sponsors.
The only way out for these kids and their parents is to set up a live press conference.
“… there’s a major doxxing scorched earth campaign underway. The students ‘home addresses are all over twitter including their high schools and the colleges they will be attending after they graduate HS & are organizing campaigns to contact these colleges in hopes the colleges will rescind their offers.”
Boy howdy, Sassy, did you ever hit a nerve with that one!
PROLOGUE: — Years ago public schools began marking student transcripts for “violent behavior”, a category purposefully expanded to nebulously include idiotic Zero Tolerance moral inversions like justifiable retaliation against known bullies or physically defending oneself from an unprovoked assailant.
Today’s matriculating high school graduates are finding themselves blackballed from an all-too-easily offended University and College Guild™ by such lingering blots upon their scholastic escutcheons. However early in life they may have happened. —
This nouvelle tolérance zéro élargie means less than nothing to the thugs and gang initiates daily being unleashed upon modern students by
activistweepy Leftist administrators and teachers.
There’s an elevator full of rot in this academic federation’s ivory tower and it reaches straight up to the topmost cathedral-ceilinged penthouse suites of Ivy League regents.
The only ones suffering significant harm will be those sufficiently-awakened young minds that acquire a thirst for higher learning. —
Fast forward to modern times where mere expressions of dissent or well-established countervailing opinion—political or otherwise—are used as an excuse to mar, not just an individual’s access to education, but potential lifetime earnings.
The stereotypical idealism of youth has almost become more trite than it is passé, especially in this information age. Modern puppeteers aren’t losing a nickel’s change or wink of sleep over snubbing whatever troublesome young thinkers happen to be upsetting their Narrative-filled paradigmatic little applecart.
It obliges one to speculate about how many of these economically alienated and politically disaffected youth are being produced through such socioeconomic ostracism. Complex statistical formulas might be able to define what it will take before some homeless member of these estranged and disenchanted ranks sees one-too-many limousines pulling up on campus before deciding to get all stalky and stabby.
IF THE LEFT THINKS THEY’RE PLAYING FOR KEEPS, JUST WAIT UNTIL THE REAL FESTIVITIES KICK OFF
It’s scary. The Left is devoid of any sense of morality and critical thinking. They’re zombies.
That is what makes them dangerous, they are so brainwashed they won’t mind committing any and every type of terror attack the sick minds of their masters can think of.
The Hard Men on our side will gleefully take out the zombies and their masters but will try to keep the collateral damage to a minimum.
“those that can make you believe absurdities,can make you commit atrocities”voltair.
Ain’t that the truth!
The last sentence is a massive understatement. Once things go kinetic if the government doesn’t slip the dogs of war they may well take the leashes off on their own. I know those Dogs, you don’t want to play for keeps when they are off their leashes.
Chairman Of The House Budget Committee Calls For ‘Shutdown Of Teenagers Wearing MAGA Hats’
I am calling for a total and complete shutdown of teenagers wearing MAGA hats until we can figure out what is going on. They seem to be poisoning young minds. [1/2]
The conduct we saw in this video is beyond appalling, but it didn’t happen in a vacuum. This is a direct result of the racist hatred displayed daily by the President of the United States who, sadly, some mistake for a role model. [2/2]
CNN – Native American mocked by ‘MAGA’ hat-wearing teens speaks out
+ comments on the YT page
PICS – NYC
UK – Imprint on tissue is aloe vera leaf and NOT word ‘Allah
An emblem on a toilet tissue is simply an aloe vera leaf and not the word ‘Allah’ in Arabic.
WhatsApp users have been sharing a video of a man who opened a packet of toilet tissue claiming to have seen the word ‘Allah’ in Arabic written on a roll.
In the video the man says he was creating awareness of the Marks and Spencer Aloe Vera 3 ply toilet tissue and wanted people to boycott it.
Marks and Spencer have today responded and told us the pattern was simply that of an aloe vera leaf.
A Marks and Spencer spokesperson said, “The motif on the aloe vera toilet tissue, which we have been selling for over five years, is categorically of an aloe vera leaf and we have investigated and confirmed this with our suppliers.”
The four-pack toilet roll is on sale for £2.50 on the Marks and Spencer website.
“An emblem on a toilet tissue is simply an aloe vera leaf and not the word ‘Allah’ in Arabic.”
Oh snap! And here I was almost hitting my Amazon Prime buy button.
Buy it anyway. If that muslim can pretend, so can we! And post the link please, i couldn’t find it.
Allah Vera: M&S respond to claims Arabic name of God appears on toilet paper
Supermarket giant M&S has hit back at claims its Aloe Vera toilet paper was branded with the Arabic name for God after a video purporting to show evidence of the claim went viral on social media.
The response comes after calls for a Marks & Spencer boycott followed the alleged discovery of the word “Allah” on the supermarket’s own brand toilet tissue.In a video circulating on social media, a unidentified man – who is believed to be Muslim – urges fellow followers of the faith to halt shopping at the high street retailer and to boycott the brand after displaying toilet paper that he claims bears the name of God in Arabic.
On closer inspection, the loo roll does indeed have an imprint design repeated throughout its 3-ply sheets which loosely resembles the Arabic script for the word “Allah”, but it isn’t clear if this is just a coincidence or deliberate malice during the manufacturing process.
Speaking over the short video while filming, the seemingly offended man states:
“Recently I bought toilet tissue from Marks & Spencer and subhan’Allah (Glory to God) when I opened one of them, it has the name of Allah, as you can see.
“So please brothers and sisters, prevent yourselves from buying this toilet tissue, or try to boycott Marks & Spencers, insha’Allah (God willing) because every toilet tissue has the name of Allah on it.”
But Marks & Spencer, commonly known as M&S, has hit back at the claims.
The retailer has insisted that the design on the toilet tissue in in fact an aloe vera leaf and nothing more.
In a statement to I Am Birmingham, a spokesperson for the store said:
“The motif on the aloe vera toilet tissue, which we have been selling for over five years, is categorically of an aloe vera leaf and we have investigated and confirmed this with our suppliers.”
Although the source of the video is unknown, the specific brand of toilet paper referenced is available to buy via the Marks & Spencer website, and priced at £2.50 for 4 rolls. The tissue paper is 3-ply with “aloe vera soothing lotion”.
While the man’s plea may be well-natured as a defence of faith, it appears to have been nothing but a simple coincidence that the toilet paper design resembles a word so common to millions of Muslims around the world.
However, it wouldn’t be the first time a major company has fallen foul of unintentionally adopting Islamic script on popular products.
In 1997, Nike withdrew 38,000 pairs of the sports shoes carrying a logo that offended Muslims in America and agreed not to sell the new range in Britain, after the company used a logo meant to look like flames on a line of basketball shoes that the Council on American- Islamic Relations (CAIR) claimed resembled the word “Allah” written in Arabic script.
In January last year, clothing store H&M pulled a range of socks from shelves after customers complained a part of the pattern looks like the Arabic word for Allah written upside down.
Then only a week ago, giant global online retailer Amazon announced its decision to withdraw a selection of products featuring Islamic scripture from its site following a request from an American-Muslim civil rights group. The controversial products included toilet seat covers adorned with Islamic iconography.
DAILY MAIL – AUSTRALIA – Woolworths becomes first supermarket to make own-brand halal food due to growing Muslim population
Brand is called Al-Sadiq, meaning truthful, and will start selling in May or June
It will appear in 20 stores in communities with high Muslim populations
The brand has been certified by the Islamic Council of Queensland
[…]The brand, which has been created and certified with consultation from the Islamic Council of Queensland, will offer only halal chicken before later expanding.
Woolworths director of buying Peter McNamara said the company made the move because of the increasing diversity of its customers.
‘We have identified over a period of time that the opportunity to better serve what is an increasingly diverse clientele across particularly Sydney and Melbourne, and other parts of Australia as well,’ he told The Australian.
He said the company is choosing to diversify products in stores where there is high number of internationa customers.
[....international =newspeak for Muslim??? ...]
‘When it comes to ethnic or international it is about identifying those stores where clearly there is a concentration of customers of different backgrounds and we can better serve them,’ Mr McNamara said.
He said that because halal food is religiously sensitive, the company wanted their own in-house brand to make sure they get it right.
‘When our fresh poultry team went looking to source product we found it difficult to find the quality and consistency and certification confidence for that style of product,’ he said.
He said Woolworths plans to expand its range of international foods including Indian foods, Middle Eastern, halal, South African and kosher.
According to the 2016 Australian census, the Muslim population increased 15 per cent from 2.2 per cent in 2012 to 2.6 per cent, or 604,000 people.
FLÜCHTLINGS-GANG GEHT MIT MESSERN AUF LANDSMÄNNER LOS (tag24, Jan 20, 2019?
“Halle (Saale) – Am Samstagabend ist es am Verkehrsknotenpunkt Riebeckplatz zu einer Auseinandersetzung zwischen zwei syrischen Flüchtlings-Gangs gekommen.
Laut Polizei verabredete sich ein 16-jähriger Junge zunächst mit einer ihm unbekannten Person, “welche sich über dessen Veröffentlichungen angegriffen fühlte”, am Hauptbahnhof, so ein Sprecher. Dabei soll es sich um Social-Media-Postings handeln. Anschließend wurde jedoch ein neuer Treffpunkt am Riebeckplatz ausgemacht.
Neben dem Jugendlichen begaben sich gegen 18 Uhr auch zwei weitere Syrer (22, 23) zu dem neu vereinbarten Ort hinter dem ehemaligen Maritim-Hotel. Das Trio wurde dort von sieben ebenfalls syrischen Männern mit Messern und anderen gefährlichen Gegenständen erwartet.
Die sieben Männer gingen auf das Trio los und verletzten es durch die Angriffe leicht.
Eintreffende Rettungskräfte behandelten die drei Opfer ambulant. Noch am Abend konnten sie aus einem Krankenhaus entlassen werden.
“Eine umfangreiche Tatortarbeit hat stattgefunden. Welche Motivation die Angreifer hatten, ist noch Gegenstand der derzeitigen Ermittlungen”, so Polizeisprecher Alexander Junghans.”
People will be able to check whether their partners have been domestic abusers under new UK legistlation.
“The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS) is often called ‘Clare’s Law’ after the landmark case that led to it.
Clare’s Law gives any member of the public the right to ask the police if their partner may pose a risk to them.
A member of the public can also make enquiries into the partner of a close friend or family member. [The Stasi are already occupying the UK].
To apply you must go to a police station in person, and discuss your concerns and situation with a police officer or staff member.
Police and partner agencies will then carry out a range of checks.
If these reveal a record of abusive offences, or suggest a risk of violence or abuse, they will consider sharing this information.
The disclosure will usually be made in person, to the person at risk, at a time and place agreed in advance to be safe.”
Every citizen on a database (without ever being asked – General Data Protection Act bullshit) that the police can scan by the request of someone who is fucking someone else, and then record that the person had previously been scanned.
Speading of fear of Toxic Masculinity.
Now, you must know what these marxists will do next. You do?
Every three year you must pay the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS) that you are not on the list. To fund it’s integrity, upkeep as it will now a universal demand. Expected 9 times, in an average sexually active female’s lifetime.
The male dhimmi and the female goddess, these perpetual victims of blasphemy, held up as good before their Masters of Allah and State.
As males and female draw out the beast out of the other to serve the beast in themselves, (pedophiles have made it an art form by upsetting and comforting children especially with the useful tool of The Church), it is utter stupidity to use the police and interested parties as their go-to guys. A victim will invent or create an abuser. The #mee-too movement is official doctrine.
If you are unable to figure out who you have carnal intercourse with, you have no right to fear a pig when you are a pig, and have no right to bear children.
Claire’s Whore – after the horrific killing of 36-year-old mother Clare Wood by a man she met on Facebook.
Is this the standard of Excellence: kids in the home with a stranger at breakfast. Really?
The Communists, after all their manipulation and flattery they have given females to destabalize their countries, will love them back to hell.
New Goddess Bible (NGB):
“Marysue was speaking, the teachers of Marxist Law and the Feminists brought a man who had been caught in the act of multiple-cheating. They put him in front of the crowd.
4 “Oracle,” they said to Marysue, “this man was caught in the act of seeing someone else. Clare’s Law says to deny him accesss to any financial means. What do you say?”
6 They were trying to trap hen into saying something they could use against hen, but Marysue stooped down and wrote in the dust with hen finger. 7 They kept demanding an answer, so hen stood up again and said, “All right, but let the one who has never cuckolded throw the first stone!” 8 Then hen stooped down again and wrote in the dust.
9 When the accusers heard this, they slipped away one by one, beginning with the oldest, until only Marysue was left in the middle of the crowd with the man. 10 Then Marysue stood up again and said to the man, “Where are your accusers and police background checks? Didn’t even one of them condemn you?”
11 “No, Mam,” he said.
And Marysue said, “Neither do I. Go and sin no more.”
* not originally found in earlier texts.
Soros, FakeNews & Italian Media: Journo Reveals Plot to Put Rome Under Austerity (sputniknews, Jan 20, 2019)
“Sputnik Italia contributor Alessio Trovato investigates the purpose of George Soros’ recent closed-door meeting with European Commission vice-president Frans Timmermans, and the broader campaign to convince Brussels to put Italy under the supervision of the ‘troika’ (the European Central Bank, the EC and the International Monetary Fund).
George Soros, a sworn enemy of the present right-populist coalition government in Rome, has been on a mission to subject Italy to austerity, with Italian media reporting on such efforts going back to at least 2011. Last October, in an explosive interview for Italian TV, former Prime Minister Mario Monti revealed that Soros had called him at the height of the European sovereign debt crisis eight years ago, urging Italy to accept ‘assistance’ from the IMF to dig itself out from under its debt problem. Monti refused at the time, saying following Soros’ advice would have turned Italy into another Greece.
On 26 November 2018, in a meeting in Brussels with Timmermans, along with a representative of EC President Jean-Claude Juncker, Soros was again assumed to have brought up the debt issue, with Italian media speculating heavily regarding the vague comments of an EC spokesperson, who said only that they “cannot confirm or deny whether Italy’s budget was discussed”.
Meanwhile, Sputnik Italia contributor Alessio Trovato writes, Soros’ Open Society Foundations have been cutting paychecks “to a considerable number of journalists and influencers whom (surprise) constantly refer to him as a ‘benefactor’ and ‘spontaneously’ support all of his campaigns, including his support for migration, mondialism, Russophobia and colour revolutions”.
A big part of the problem, according to Trovato, is that the mainstream media continues to completely ignore Soros’ activities, or reports on them only with reluctance, even as the billionaire seeks to interfere in democratic processes and the internal affairs of sovereign nations.
Soros’ Agents in Mainstream Media vs. Italy’s National Interest
“Even journalists who do not receive ‘favours’ from the magnate are either incapable of saying anything on this subject or prefer not to do so,” Trovato wrote. “Hence we come to the case of Ivo Caizzi, Luciano Fontana and Federico Fubini, who are likely to become a classic in the annals of Italian journalism, and show the battle for journalistic independence being waged inside the mainstream media.”
Late last year, Caizzi, the Brussels correspondent of Italy’s highly influential Corriere della Sera newspaper, leaked internal email communications accusing Fubini, the paper’s chief economics commentator, and Fontana, its executive director, of publishing ‘Fake News’ in November about ‘inevitable sanctions’ against Italy for its violation of EU budget legislation. In reality, Rome managed to avoid sanctions, reaching a compromise deal with Brussels in December. However, reports of imminent sanctions from a respectable mainstream newspaper are thought to have threatened the country’s economic stability.
Last week, Caizzi wrote an open letter to his employers, asking them to respond to several serious questions in the interests of the newspaper, his fellow journalists, and readers. In the editorial, the journalist asked whether editor-in-chief Fontana’s behaviour has been corrected, and whether it would be appropriate for Fontana to limit himself to expressing his personal opinions to editorials, op-eds and comments. Caizzi asked whether reports of ‘imminent sanctions’ could have adversely affected the financial markets and played in the hands of speculators (who, incidentally, include Soros) betting on the Italy’s destabilisation, the collapse of the country’s stock market, and the growth of yields on Italian government obligations.
“Can we hope that in 2019, Corriere will return to its motto of ‘providing independent and high-quality information and ensuring maximum reliability of the news from the first to the last page’?” Caizzi asked.
Commenting on the editorial, Trovato suggested that “even the rebellious Caizzi” did not comment on two issues which “he is certainly aware of”.
Specifically, Trovato noted, “Soros met Frans Timmermans behind closed doors in Brussels [in November]. The 88-year-old Soros is not one to head off to Brussels for no reason. If he is talking to someone, it means he has something to ask, or offer. Mr. Timmermans is not just anybody, but the so-called ‘spitzenkandidad’, the lead candidate for the presidency of the European Commission in the event of victory for the socialists and the democrats in the upcoming elections to the European Parliament. What did they talk about? A trifle –Soros seems to have asked Timmermans to take measures so that the European Commission rejects the Italian tax manoeuvre to allow the troika to be brought to Italy. In effect, Soros essentially asked Juncker’s deputy…to turn Italy into the same kind of hostage to the EU as Greece. In this sense, [Corriere’s reporting] turned the Italian media into a sort of fifth column, preparing the markets for the upcoming speculative moves from the inside.”
Secondly, the journalist noted, Federico Fubini is a member of the European Advisory Board of the Open Society Foundations, and, ironically, on the European Commission’s ‘expert group on Fake News’.
“The point is, how can one believe that Europe is struggling against Fake News when it also produces it? Can we believe in the impartially of information published thanks to the ‘donations of generous and disinterested benefactors’?” Trovato asked.
Ultimately, the Sputnik Italia contributor noted, “our only chance for survival lies in being aware of what’s going on and in our own analytical skills. Discuss, doubt and check everything – otherwise you will never understand who you’re up against. Maybe it’s a troll – an agent of the Kremlin, or perhaps someone funded by the Open Society, the Aspen Institute, the Bilderbergs, the Atlantic Council, the CIA, Mossad, the FSB, a proponent of the troika trojan horse, or just about anyone else. Never trust! Even those who tell you not to believe anyone!””
London BLOODBATH: Man stabbed by ‘knife-wielding’ car thief in BROAD DAYLIGHT (express, Jan 20, 2019)
“A MAN was stabbed in a brutal car theft near the historic Kew Gardens in west London early this morning.
The victim, who is in his 50s, was attacked at around 8am today while walking to his car from Cafe Torelli, near Kew Gardens underground station.
The man was seen staggering back to the cafe screaming “help, call an ambulance” while clasping his wound.
Gino Torelli, a member of staff who works at Cafe Torelli, said he saw the man crying for help and was “shocked” to see he was stabbed “inches from his heart”.
He said: “I was shocked to be honest – I haven’t seen anything like this before. Seeing someone who has been stabbed is shocking.
“He was stabbed inches from his heart. It was a deep wound.”
Mr Torelli described the man as Eric, a regular customer in the cafe.
Staff at the coffee shop helped to stem the victim’s wound while waiting for the ambulance to arrive.
Mr Torelli added: “We were trying to help him. We got bandages and stemmed the blood. It was very terrible – he is lucky to be alive…”
“EXCLUSIVE: New Videos Emerge Showing What Really Happened Before, During And After The Confrontation Between A MAGA Hat-Wearing Student And Native American Drummer” by Clover Chronicle – January 19, 2019
“Who really started this Indigenous People taunt Cov Cath boys aK1uWzTtkT8”
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Is anyone going to tell me that the Indian (feather not dot) pounding on that drum right in the young man’s face wasn’t hostile and aggressive? Approach me whilst waving a club-like object in my face and I don’t give a damn if you drum like Keith Moon, things are going to get aggro.
How many cops would be responding if the roles had been reversed?
I really really think it is highly offensive to refer to that guy as a “drummer”.
Whacking a tambourine in quarter notes endlessly does not a drummer make. Must have driven that Jamaican guy freaking crazy. Utter and total lack of syncopation must be like waterboarding to that dreadlock guy.
Iowa man, 40, builds a real bomb in a sushi restaurant to prove no one would report his behavior – then calls police on himself (dailymail, Jan 20, 2019)
“An Iowa man allegedly built a real bomb inside a sushi restaurant to prove no one would report his behavior.
Police say Ivory Washington, 40, was sitting at a booth at Akebono 515 in Des Moines on Tuesday evening when he built the explosive device, reported the Des Moines Register.
Restaurant owner Nam Tram said he and other employees saw Washington acting strangely but they just ignored it.
In fact, Tram told the newspaper that when he saw Washington testing various wall outlets, he thought the customer was just charging his phone.
‘He said his motive was frustration that people in our society don’t care about safety,’ Des Moines police Sgt Paul Parizek told the Register.
‘And he was making a point that he could construct a device in public without anyone calling the police.’
Washington may have been right because police were called to the restaurant at 6.40pm by Washington himself.
He initially told police that the IED was fake, but testing from a bomb squad confirmed it to be real.
‘The device was an operable improvised explosive device. It would have detonated had he chosen to do so, and the potential of an accidental detonation existed as the device could have exploded if exposed to static electricity,’ Sgt Parizek told MUNCHIES.
‘Following their diagnostic testing, the Des Moines Police Department Bomb Squad did detonate a sample of the explosive from the device. The device was legit.’
Parizek said Washington told them he tried the same thing in a suburb earlier in a day but no one called police on him.
If the device had detonated, anyone within a 25-foot radius could have been injured and within 10 feet could have been killed, according to authorities.
Washington is currently being held at the Polk County Jail on a $25,000 cash bond.
He has been charged with possession of an explosive or incendiary material with intent. His next court date is set for January 25.
Sgt Parizek said this situation is a perfect example of why the public should call if they notice suspicious activity.
‘Give us a call, because had this device gone off in that restaurant, anybody [who] was inside of that restaurant would have been injured,’ he told KCCI.
Tram told the news station that he did not close his restaurant on Tuesday despite the incident and has no future plans to do so.”
Eight UN peacekeepers are killed by gunmen in ‘vile and cowardly’ attack on base in northern Mali (dailymail, Jan 20, 2019)
“Eight UN peacekeepers have been killed in an attack on their base in northern Mali.
The assault was launched early Sunday at the Aguelhok base 125 miles north of Kidal, near the border with Algeria.
‘According to a new toll, still provisional, at least eight peacekeepers have been killed,’ a source from the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali said.
Mahamat Saleh Annadif, the UN’s special representative for Mali, condemned the attack in a statement.
‘Peacekeepers of the MINUSMA force at Aguelhok fought off a sophisticated attack by assailants who arrived on several armed vehicles,’ he said.
The ‘cowardly’ attack, he added, ‘illustrates the determination of the terrorists to sow chaos.
‘It demands a robust, immediate and concerted response from all forces to destroy the peril of terrorism in the Sahel.’
A diplomat in northern Mali told AFP that several of the attackers had also been killed.
The UN spokesman in Mali condemned what he described as a vile and cowardly attack and called for a ‘robust’ response…”
“Eight UN peacekeepers have been killed in an attack on their base in northern Mali.”
Blueberry snuffin’s. Fetch me some butter, ma.
16 suspected migrants caught attempting to enter UK on dinghies after crossing Channel (telegraph, Jan 20, 2019)
“Sixteen suspected migrants on three separate vessels have been picked up by British authorities after crossing the English Channel on Sunday morning, as fears mount that more people will try to reach the UK this week.
Two of the dinghies made landfall on the Kent coast, at Kingsdown and Warren, with a total of eight men presenting themselves as Iranian or Iraqi.
A third boat, carrying eight men was intercepted by Border Force officials heading towards Dover and was escorted by CPV Speedwell into the port.
All sixteen received a medical assessment and have now been transferred to immigration officials for interview…”
There is no “attempting to enter the uk”once they are picked up it is free everything for life,what can you expect when we have a wog in charge of invasion.
Explosion rocks Damascus in rare terrorist attack (telegraph, Jan 20, 2019)
“Several people were feared dead in Damascus on Sunday after the city was rocked by a huge explosion in what appears to be the first terrorist attack in more than a year.
The attack took place on a highway near the southern suburbs, according to the regime news agency SANA, while Syrian experts said a number of people had been wounded and killed.
However, SANA News denied that anyone had been killed but said a “terrorist” had been arrested. That claim was challenged by the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Rami Abdel Rahman, the group’s head, told the Telegraph that there had been “some killed and some wounded” in the attack, which involved a small explosion targeting a car in the southern suburbs of Damascus. The nature of the attack was unclear on Sunday…”
Imam Who Converted to Christianity: My Own Family Now Want to Kill Me (breitbart, Jan 20, 2019)
“A former imam from Pakistan who migrated to Germany and converted to Christianity now claims that he faces death threats in his native country from many including members of his own family.
The 34-year-old said he grew up in a religious household in Pakistan and trained from the age of eight to become an imam, just as his father and grandfather had been before him.
Following missionary work in Greece, where he had planned to start his own mosque, he began his conversion to Christianity and now says he fears for his life in Pakistan, German tabloid Bild reports.
The German paper identifies the imam under a different name, Haroon Masih, for his own safety, and according to Mr Masih it was the charity of a Christian couple in Greece that began his journey to Christianity, saying that he had previously been taught to reject other faiths.
“During my studies, I persecuted and oppressed Christians myself. Then the question flared up in my heart: why?”
After converting Masih moved back to Pakistan where he founded an underground church which was eventually discovered. After the discovery, he claims he was “beaten half to death” by members of his own family and friends along with others from his town.
Several other attempts were made on his life, he claims, including one involving an AK-47 that jammed before he could be shot, leading the then-26-year-old to flee to Germany and seek asylum.
Despite being granted asylum in Germany, Masih was still under threat from violent Islamists and claims that he was stabbed by two men who he said spoke Urdu, the main language spoken in Pakistan.
Masih is just one of a large number of Christians persecuted around the world, according to the Christian charity Open Doors, who recently released a report showing that over 4,100 were murdered last year because of their faith. A total of 245 million Christians across the globe now face persecution according to the report…”
Khan’s London: Acid Gang Sentenced after ‘Homophobic’ Attacks (breitbart, Jan 20, 2019)
“Nine migration-background men have been sentenced for a brutal and unprovoked series of violent assaults including “acid” attacks, described as “homophobic” by the media.
The men were sentenced for a variety of offences at Wood Green Crown Court, which left one victim with a fractured eye socket and corrosive burns to his eye, according to an official statement from the Metropolitan Police Force.
The gang had been administering a “ferocious” beating to an unidentified male when a group exiting a nearby club tried to intervene, with one of them attempting to film the assault on his mobile phone.
The attackers “took exception to this”, according to the police statement, “kicking [the young man with the phone] to the ground” and attempting to take it from him.
As the situation escalated, one of the gang — Huseyin Onel — went to his car and retrieved a white bottle which he used to attack the Good Samaritans with a corrosive substance, “calmly… spraying liquid at their faces as they attempted to flee.”
Two other members of the gang, Mehmet Tekagac and Onur Ardic, were also directly involved in the use of a corrosive substance on one of the victims.
“The suspects then got into three cars and drove from the scene, shouting homophobic comments at members of the group, and that they ‘run Hackney’,” the statement reports.
“The level of violence used in this attack, coupled with the speed that this incident escalated, are truly shocking,” commented Detective Constable David Leitner, who led the investigation into the attack.
“A group of people who were enjoying themselves at the end of a night out were subjected to a sustained and relentless wave of violence including the use of a corrosive substance — because they acted as Good Samaritans to help a male being subjected to a vicious assault,” he added.
“The original victim who was attacked by the group has never been traced but I hope he, and all those who were set upon by this violent group of individuals, will take some comfort from the fact that this group has been convicted.”
The gang have been identified and sentenced as follows:
Huseyin Onel, 24 (30/03/94) of no fixed abode, but from the Hackney area, was sentenced to 17 years in prison for applying a noxious substance causing grievous bodily harm (GBH), plus an additional three years on extended licence. Onel was sentenced to nine years each for six counts of casting a noxious substance and three years for violent disorder to run concurrently.
Mehmet Tekagac, 30 (03/09/88) of Kenworthy Road, E9 was sentenced to 14-and-a-half years in prison for applying a noxious substance causing GBH, plus an additional three years on extended licence. To run concurrently, Tekagac was sentenced to eight years for robbery and three years for violent disorder.
Onur Ardic, 27 (02/11/91) of Frampton Park Road, E9 was sentenced to 14 years in prison for applying a noxious substance causing GBH plus three years on extended licence. He was also sentenced to three years for violent disorder to run concurrently.
Guven Ulas, 20 (21/12/98) of Pultney Street, N1, was sentenced to 30 months in prison for violent disorder.
Mustafa Kiziltan, 30 (10/09/88) of no fixed abode, but from the Hackney area, was sentenced to a total of three years in prison – 27 months for violent disorder and nine months for dangerous driving. He was also sentenced to three months for failing to stop, this will run concurrently.
Serkan Kiziltan, 22 (03/11/96) of Well Street, E9, was sentenced to 18 months for violent disorder.
Umit Kaygisiz, 21 (26/12/97) of Orsman Road, N1, was sentenced to a total of 28 months in prison for violent disorder and attempting to convey a prohibited item into prison (namely a mobile phone).
Yasam Erdogan, 24 (24/11/94) of Nightingale Road, N1, was sentenced to 18 months for violent disorder, suspended for two years.
Turgut Adakan, 23 (20/06/95) of Roman Road, E6, was sentenced to 18 months for violent disorder, suspended for two years.
It is typical for the mainstream media — and sometimes the authorities themselves — to add up multiple sentences for gang members like this, in order to report that they have been sentenced to “a total” number of years “behind bars” which appears appropriately severe.
However, it should be noted that for individuals sentenced to multiple terms “to run concurrently” — i.e. simultaneously — only the longest one is actually served in any meaningful sense.
Moreover, it is typical for criminals in the United Kingdom to be released on licence automatically halfway or, more rarely, two-thirds of the way through all non-life “custodial” sentences, further reducing the time actually spent in prison.
“Suspended” sentences, while counted as custodial for statistical purposes, are not in fact served in prison at all, unless the convict commits another crime within a set timeframe — and sometimes not even then.”
Turkish employee of US Consulate indicted for espionage (abcnews, Jan 20, 2019)
“Turkish prosecutors are seeking a life sentence for a local employee of the United States consulate in Istanbul accused of attempting to overthrow the government and espionage.
A 78-page indictment seen by The Associated Press on Sunday against Turkish national Metin Topuz, jailed since October 2017, said he was in “very intense contact” with police officers who led a 2013 anti-corruption investigation that implicated top government officials.
The Turkish government accused U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen for attempting a “judicial coup” with that investigation and labeled his network a terror group. Gulen is also blamed for the 2016 failed coup but he denies the accusations.
The indictment said Topuz, who worked as a translator and fixer for the Drug Enforcement Agency in the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul, told authorities he had been in touch with several police officers with alleged links to Gulen for narcotic investigations.
The prosecutor said this was a “reflexive acknowledgment of his crimes” and claimed Topuz’s communication with the officers was “beyond the limits of consular work.”
The indictment includes telephone calls, text messages, CCTV frame grabs with suspected police officers, along with testimonies from four witnesses and two suspects.
He’s also accused of privacy violations and illegally recording personal data.
A call to Topuz’s lawyer on Sunday was not immediately returned.
A judge will decide whether the case will proceed to trial. Among the 30 complainants are Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and former ministers.
Topuz’s arrest increased tensions between the two NATO allies in 2017 and led to the suspension of bilateral visa services for more than two months.
Relations hit rock bottom last summer when U.S. President Donald Trump sanctioned two Turkish officials and increased tariffs on aluminum and steel imports, causing a huge loss in the Turkish lira’s value, to pressure the country to release an imprisoned American pastor. Pastor Andrew Brunson was convicted in October for terror links but later allowed to leave the country.
Two other local consular employees are under investigation in Turkey. Jailed translator Hamza Ulucay is accused of terror group membership with alleged links to outlawed Kurdish militants, and staff Mete Canturk was placed under house arrest.
Ties have been on the mend since, but a host of issues remain as irritants, including U.S. support for Kurdish militants in Syria Turkey considers terrorists, Turkey’s pledge to buy Russian missile defense systems and cleric Gulen’s continued residence in Pennsylvania.
The Turkish government launched a massive crackdown against Gulen’s network following the 2016 coup and arrested more than 77,000 people and sacked more than 130,000 public employees through emergency decrees. Critics say the purge went beyond the suspects of the coup with the arrest of journalists, lawmakers and activists.”
Boat with migrants rescued off Libya looks for port to dock (abcnews, Jan 20, 2019)
“A private rescue boat with dozens of migrants aboard sought permission for a second day to enter a safe port Sunday, but said so far its queries to several nations haven’t succeeded. Another vessel crowded with panicking migrants and taking on water, meanwhile, put out an urgent, separate appeal for help in the southern Mediterranean.
Sea-Watch 3, run by a German NGO, said Sunday it has contacted Italy, Malta, Libya as well as the Netherlands, since the boat is Dutch-flagged, asking where it can bring the 47 migrants it had taken aboard. Sea-Watch tweeted that Libyan officials had hung up when it asked for a port assignment.
An Italian state TV reporter aboard Sea-Watch 3 said the rescue took place Saturday about 50 kilometers (30 miles) off the coast west of Tripoli in Libya’s search-and-rescue area. Libya-based human traffickers launch flimsy or rickety boats, crowded with migrants hoping to reach Europe and its opportunities for better lives.
Separately, Sea-Watch tweeted Sunday afternoon that because it appeared no country’s coast guard had initiated a rescue mission, Sea-Watch 3 was heading toward a vessel with 100 migrants aboard that said it was taking on water.
“We can’t cover by ourselves the Mediterranean, where persons are left to die,” Sea-Watch lamented, estimating that it would take it would take 15 hours of sailing to reach the stricken boat in waters north of Misrata, Libya.
Sea-Watch said news of the migrants’ plight was relayed by another aid group, Alarmphone, which promotes and operates a telephone hotline for use by people in distress at sea.
Quoting Alarmphone, Sea-Watch said the migrant vessel reported navigational problems and that a child among them was “unconscious or deceased,” Sea-Watch said. Subsequent communication said the boat was “taking in water” and seeking assistance, “regardless of what this would mean concerning a possible return to Libya,” Sea-Watch said.
The migrants on the boat subsequently told Alarmphone that they were freezing on the open sea and soon might not be able to keep up communication. Alarmphone tweeted that the migrants were panicking and screaming. “The situation is desperate,” the hotline group said.
The hotline also tweeted that Malta promised to call it back, but ultimately the Maltese only informed it that the Libyan coast guard was busy with three other rescues.
Italy’s interior minister, Matteo Salvini, who leads an anti-migrant party, told reporters Sunday that Libya had completed the rescue of at least one of those boats, and reiterated its opposition to any role by private rescue groups.
Migrants dread the prospect of being returned to Libya, where they have reported torture including beatings and rapes in overcrowded detention centers.
The governments of Malta and Italy have been refusing to allow private rescue boats rescuing migrants to dock. Both contend that in recent years they have taken in many migrants rescued at sea and that fellow European Union nations must agree to take their share of these asylum-seekers.
Earlier this month, Malta transferred to land 49 migrants who had been aboard Sea-Watch 3 as long as 19 days but refused the boat port entry. They were allowed to set foot on the southern Mediterranean island only after an EU-brokered deal found several countries willing to take them as well as other migrants, who had been rescued at sea earlier in separate operations by Malta.”
Egypt says security forces killed 14 militants in Sinai (abcnews, Jan 20, 2019)
“Egyptian security forces say they’ve killed 14 militants and seized a ton of explosives in an operation in the restive northern part of the Sinai Peninsula.
They said on Sunday that their offensive involved clashes with Islamic militants in desert areas outside the city of el-Arish, adding that the extremists had intended to plant roadside bombs in areas between there and the cities of Rafah and Sheikh Zuweyid.
Other weapons caches including explosives were found in the more central Sinai Jabal al-Halal mountain area.
The officials spoke anonymously as they weren’t authorized to brief reporters.
The army has been battling extremist insurgents led Islamic State militants in north Sinai for years. The area is off limits for journalists, diplomats and other observers so information from there cannot be independently verified.”
The Vatican Surrenders to China
by Lawrence A. Franklin
January 20, 2019 at 5:00 am
Pope Francis has surrendered partial control of the Chinese Catholic Church to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). His Holiness agreed to grant the Party considerable authority over personnel matters. After decades of refusing to give China the right to appoint Catholic bishops, as a condition for normalization of relations, the Vatican finally conceded to the regime’s demand to allow the CCP a decisive role in the selection of bishops to head Catholic dioceses.
The Vatican’s concession came despite the CCP’s continued persecution of the unofficial, independent, underground Catholic Church in China. Yet the Vatican probably does not view this as a defeat but rather as a means to an end. The diplomatic hierarchy of the Catholic Church may be confident that the truth of its spiritual message will endure long after the CCP dissolves into the same historical trash bin as other totalitarian ideologies have done.
Richard: You have to love the people who are doing this, they show why in the long run the Europeans are going to win this fight to free their nations.
France: I Am Angry, Therefore I Am
by Amir Taheri
January 20, 2019 at 4:00 am
“We are angry!” This is the sentence that I have repeatedly heard from Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests) demonstrators during the past three weeks while taking the political temperature in France. The assertion seems to refute my first diagnostic in a column last month that the movement reflected boredom rather than anger.
Having talked to dozens of rioters and observed some of their shenanigans including burning car tires, overturning parked cars and smashing shop-windows in posh streets, I am prepared to admit that both anger and boredom might be involved.
The first thing to note, though, is that this is not an uprising of the starving poor and homeless masses, supposing such strata exists in one of the world’s most prosperous countries. The rioters we met were mostly apparently well-fed and eloquent middle and lower middle class in their mid-life. Mostly live in the provinces, especially Brittany, in mid-size towns and villages. Many are early retirees, in their 60s, with nothing exciting to do.
Yeah, they’re pretty terrific.
Federalism Restored: Trump Administration Reverses Obama On Federal Oversight For Texas Electoral Map-Drawing
In legal filings this week made in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the Department of Justice made clear that it opposes bringing Texas’s electoral map-drawing back under the federal oversight of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
The Voting Rights Act established numerous legal tools to protect the franchise for minority voters. Section 2 of the Act contains a cause of action through which private plaintiffs can prophylactically sue to enforce the statute’s proscription of any voting jurisdiction implementing a “voting qualification or prerequisite to voting or standard, practice, or procedure … in a manner which results in a denial or abridgement of the right of any citizen of the United States to vote on account of race or color.” Section 5 of the Act additionally contains a federal preclearance mechanism by which certain jurisdictions separately specified in Section 4(b) are precluded from making any changes affecting voting without receiving the preapproval of the Department of Justice or the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The 2013 U.S. Supreme Court case of Shelby County v. Holder invalidated Congress’s specific “coverage formula” contained in Section 4(b) of the Act, but left intact the Section 5 preclearance mechanism. Justice Clarence Thomas concurred separately to note that he would have found unconstitutional the entirety of the Section 5 preclearance edifice as well.
Time for one of the greatest folk bands that you’ve never heard of:
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This is an interesting and pretty sober assessment of the military situation in the EU as it changes demographically.
Babs, thank you for the few minutes of required reading.
I’ve been saying the same thing about NATO for donkey’s ears. Yust like America’s near-fatal embrace with Communist China so, too, was the Marshall Plan’s mutation into NATO one that enabled Socialism.
America’s post-WWII largess freed up otherwise scarce liquidity for Europe’s Culturally Marxist social engineers to lavish on free health care, public transit, low-cost daycare, hot lunch programs, free higher education, not to mention free feminine sanitary napkin dispensers in all men’s rooms…
This Santa’s list could go on for pages and still not adequately convey the orgy of over-extension, deficit spending, deferred payments, budgetary mismanagement, and every other form of financial prestidigitation known to
As if suffering the slings and arrows of outrageous European ingratitude wasn’t bad enough, America’s initially brilliant yet eventually self-inhibiting Marshall–NATO strategy allowed The Continent to pretend that Socialism (i.e., Communism) actually worked. Admittedly, Pravda and Tass drip-feeding the West with its demoralizing misinformation wasn’t much help either.
This infantilizing of Europe is one of the more lasting Cold War hangovers. Particularly so for the Caucasian race. The European gene pool is an irreplaceable chromosomal archive for continuing Western Culture. Uncle Sam spending half a century babysitting these ingrates and, all the while, mollycoddling their bad socioeconomic habits may not have been the most prudent course.
Codevilla describes the paradigm shift that’s made obsolete any notion of another round of Over there, the Yanks are coming….
The underlying reality is that the Europe with which America has dealt is waning demographically, ceasing to exist culturally, and is dead politically, never to return. Today, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, etc. are disappearing biologically….
[NO BABIES -] …together with the migration of young Middle Eastern/ African people, well-nigh guarantees the end of Europe’s biological character, fast. Its cultural character is changing even faster. We can only guess the extent to which Europe may be able to maintain a European identity in the face of migration.
The horizon of “civil war” for however long, with winners and losers, and some sort of resolution doesn’t translate into tardish.
You’ll get hudnas, punctuated by atrocities. Tribal strife is their way of life. And jihad is forever.
TRY NOT TO CRINGE: Women’s march #3
Patriot attacked by antifa now faces 4 years in prison.
UNBELIEVABLE!! BIG INDICTMENTS ON THE WAY After Trey Gowdy RELEASED THIS DARK SECRET From Bruce Ohr
Acid Attacks, Extremists and Leftist Reactionaries
Alberta govt’s war on Rebel Media exposed: Ezra Levant & Sheila Gunn Reid (FULL)
Many people have said that Canada is going full communism, this sounds like you already have.
Rebel fights to keep journalists out from under government’s thumb | Ezra Levant
DAILY MAIL – Pictured: Islamist hate preacher Anjem Choudary enjoys a day out at the British Museum with a niqab-clad female companion
Choudary was pictured admiring exhibits from around the world last weekend
The ISIS sympathiser browsed the Islamic Gallery and medieval history section
He was controversially released from prison four months early in October 2018