Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Glenn Beck Reads From Ayn Rand's 'Anthem'

Anthem is a dystopian fiction novella by Ayn Rand, written in 1937 and first published in 1938 in England



Glenn Beck reads an excerpt from Anthem.

The novella is set at some unspecified future date when mankind has entered another dark age characterized by irrationality, collectivism, and socialistic thinking and economics. Technological advancement is now carefully planned (when it is allowed to occur at all) and the concept of individuality has been eliminated (for example, the use of the word "ego" is punishable by death). Rand, as a teenager living in Soviet Russia, initially conceived Anthem as a play. (Wiki

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Friday, November 22, 2013

Super Cute: Awwww, Who Knew? A Baby Sloth

Today in the super cute series: a baby sloth. Where have these cuddly critters been hiding for so long?
H/t @FirstMate1060

Revolution Brewing in the EU to Save the Nation State

"The Resurgence of European Patriotism. How to ruin the day of bureaucrats and politicians in Brussels," an article in the Wall Street Journal by Geert Wilders


Geert Wilders by Objectivist cartoonist Bosch Fawstin @BoschFawstin More on Fawstin's blog. More on Pomonews

Here is a tip if you want to ruin the day of the bureaucrats and politicians in Brussels. Just mention next year's European elections and they will become extremely nervous and agitated. They will fume with anger and warn you about rising populism, a threat to democracy.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Americans and Dutch Building Libertarian Floating City

Combining Dutch water engineering and the American pioneering spirit the Seasteading Institute is building crowd funded cities of the future on the high sees



Joe Quirk is calling for contribution to their Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for the Floating City Project to help pay for an innovative engineering design contracted to DeltaSync.

For five years the Seasteading Institute has been conducting research into the potential for permanent, innovative communities – floating at sea. They believe humanity needs a new, blue frontier, where man can be free to demonstrate new ways of life. They have now reached their first funding goal of $ 27,000.
If you dream of living in a small floating city and can afford the cost of living in a major metropolis, please donate. The Thiel foundation has generously doubled the amount to $54,000 to pay for the first designs contracted to the Dutch engineering company DeltaSync founded by Rutger de Graaf and Katrina Czapiewska. (Dutch)

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Ireland Hints It May 'Go Solo' After Bailout Exit


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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Dutch King Pelted With Tomatoes in Russia

Dutch-Russian relations are at an all time low: it is basically a clash between Western post modern decadence and Russian pre modern authoritarian traditionalism


After the Russian law that prohibits 'non traditional' sexual relations between minors came the GreenPeace piracy vessel (or was that privateering?); then came the diplomatic spats. 

UPDATE: The Dutch King has been pelted with rotten tomatoes during a visit to Moscow by two members of the National Bolshevik party - which is banned in Russia. The incident comes at a time when diplomatic relations between the two nations are delicate at best. H/t @Kruwella_



Diplomacy is the playpen of babies with razors and amoralistic socialights: dissing Putin the tall Argentinian born queen wore ultra high stiletto heels

Saturday, November 9, 2013

TSA Penis Scanners, For Your Own Safety Of Course

Fly the friendly skies? Not until after TSA agents have peered at your sexy parts. After body scanners, the TSA goes to a new extreme to prevent terrorism



Body scanners are old news. Dick scanners are the new normal.

Cross blogged from XRepublic.TV: "TSA Penis Scanners Ensure Traveler Safety"

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Anti Rape Wear: Yesss or NoNo

A small New York startup, AR Wear gained instant online notoriety over the weekend for marketing a line of anti-rape underwear



Form-fitting shorts that employs a protective skeletal structure to make it stretch, rip and even cut proof. 

A small New York state-based startup gained instant online notoriety over the weekend for marketing a line of locking, rip-proof underwear that the company calls anti-rape wear. The product is a pair of form-fitting shorts that employs a “protective skeletal structure” to make it stretch, rip and even cut proof.

A small combination lock at the waist keeps the garment from being removed by anyone but the owner. Still in its nascent stages, AR Wear launched an online crowdfunding campaign to raise $50,000 toward developing a marketable prototype. As of Monday night, the company had collected $27,475 on IndieGogo.com.

News of the product surged across blogs and social media over the weekend, eliciting both passionate appeals to support AR Wear or staunch condemnation of a product that “shifts blame from the rapist to the rape victim,” in the words of one blogger. 

In a bitingly sarcastic Monday post entitled The Comfortable, Elegant Chastity Belt for the Modern Rape Victim, Slate writer Amanda Hess wrote “nothing makes a woman feel comfortable in her own body like a constant physical reminder that she’s expected to guard her genitals against potential sexual assaults at all times.”

AR Wear apparently anticipated the “victim-blaming” criticism and made sure to declare in its IndieGogo pitch that “the only one responsible for a rape is the rapist.” “Nevertheless, a woman or girl who is wearing one of our garments will be sending a clear message to her would-be assailant that she is NOT consenting,” they wrote. “We believe that this undeniable message can help to prevent a significant number of rapes.”

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Farage Taunts EU Technocrat into Passionate Debate

Following the rejection by the Dutch and the French the entire EU operation is technically and morally illegitimate. An electoral storm is brewing



European Parliament, Brussels, 5 November 2013: LOL debate between @NigelFarage and @EUHvR


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Purge Continues: Obama Fires Another Commander

What is happening to the US officer corps since President Obama took office is reminiscent of Hitler's Night of the Long Knives and Stalin's purge of the Red Army  
The military is loyal to the nation or to the idea that defines the country, as is the case in the US. Dictators always try to use them as a personal tool. 

UPDATE: After multiple top generals described to WND what they regard as a full-scale “purge” of the U.S. military by the Obama administration, the commander of U.S. Army Garrison Japan was summarily relieved of duty and his civilian deputy reassigned, pending a “misconduct” investigation. Nine generals and flag officers have been relieved of duty under Obama just this year – widely viewed as an extraordinary number – and several sources put the total number of senior officers purged during the five years of the Obama administration as close to 200. (Source)

Sunday, November 3, 2013

The Shameless Renaissance of Karl Marx

Among the postmodern Left of today it's considered good taste to once again laude Karl Marx as a superior thinker. Which is shameless considering the death toll on an industrial scale



"The Soviet Union Story": Its crimes were made taboo, and the complete story of Europe's most murderous regime has never been told. Until now...

Cross posted from The Telegraph

The Left is trying to rehabilitate Karl Marx. Let's remind them of the millions who died in his name


by Tim Stanley

I can't quite believe that I've just sat through ten minutes of BBC television in which British journalists Owen Jones and Zoe Williams have defended Karl Marx as the prophet of the End of Capitalism. Unbelievable because I had thought Marxism was over with the fall of the Berlin Wall – when we discovered that socialism was one part bloodshed, one part farce. But unbelievable also because you'd have to be a pretty lacking in moral sensitivity to defend a thinker whose work sent millions of people to an early grave.

The French Are Back on the Barricades

Riots in Brittany, France against the Socialist Government of President Hollande. The French are doing what they're good at: on the barricades against austerity and for government hand outs


In Brittany tens of thousands of protesters donned red hats, a reminder of the Revolution against King Louis XIV.

The central Government in Paris fears an escalation of the protests. In the city of Quimper it came to clashes between the demonstrators and the riot police. Some 30.000 protesters demonstrated against the austerity politics and confiscatory taxation of the Socialist Government. Angry demonstrators threw flower pots and street tiles and tried to storm city hall. The riot police answered with water cannons. Many of the protesters wore red Jacobin hats, reminiscent of the Revolution and the Terror. 

Saturday, November 2, 2013

The Neo Fascist Economy

We believe we live in a free market economy. But nothing could be further from the truth. The regulation by government 'market masters' is in fact Mussolini's definition of fascism


"Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power." ~~ Benito Mussolini. *

A posting on the Ayn Rand Center deals with the de facto command economy that exists in de Western world today. In the US as well as the EU corporatism or crony capitalism, passes for 'neo liberalism' for the antagonists and 'free markets' for the liberal protagonists. Neither is true: these highly regulated markets that ultimately depend on government permission, are neither liberal nor free. Contrary to what Leftists today believe, in the merger of state and corporations the economy, like everything else in a collective, exists for the sole purpose of that collective, the state. Precisely Mussolini's definition of fascism.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Neo Nazi Party Members Shot in Athens

Three members of the extreme right wing Golden Dawn Party were shot tonight. Two are dead, one of whom a party official, a third man was wounded 


















Greece's neo-Nazi Golden Dawn is increasingly mainstream. Watch the video

Two members of Golden Dawn have reportedly been shot dead outside the party's offices in the northern Athens neighborhood of Neo Iraklio. One of the two men shot dead is reported to be the secretary of the local party office. According to unconfirmed reports the men were shot by gunmen who were on a motorcycle and wearing helmets. A third victim was reportedly injured. Police are at the scene and have cordoned off the area.