Thursday, February 27, 2014

Farage Explains Basic Economics to MEPs

Unbelievable when you start to think about it. Nigel Farage has to explain his colleagues in the Europarliament some very basic economic realities




In a currency union you can't devaluate the currency, so you have to devaluate the country. Solidarity requires a "we" of whatever nature.


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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Liberty Is Rare, Civilization Can Be Broken

This tweet got 168 RTs and 60 FAVs... is that considered viral yet? If not, it should be! C'mon, give us another push! 



SOMEHOW, I THINK THIS ROBERT HEINLEIN QUOTE IS WORTH REPEATING ONE MORE TIME:

If Guns Kill, Spoons Cause Obesity

The difference between a slave and a free man, is his sovereignty and his absolute right to self defense. First point of order for any dictatorship is ensuring the people become the sheeple


World tyranny has been a long time coming: show down between forces of Good and Evil, Obama's America..

UPDATE:

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Ukraine: the History, the Background, the Future

After the battles in Kiev this week let's have an indepth look at the historical and geopolitical background of Ukraine and its position in the world



Geopolitical background by Caspian Report for Meydan TV

After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 a paradigm shift in the geopolitical situation took place. US Foreign Policy advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski wrote: "Without Ukraine Russia is just another Asian power. Should Russia regain control over the buffer state with its 52 million inhabitants, its natural resources and Black Sea ports, Russia will again become a regional superpower stretching from Europe to the Pacific.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Peanuts: "Pro Choice"

Peanuts is a syndicated daily and Sunday American comic strip written and illustrated by Charles M. Schulz, which ran from October 2, 1950, to February 13, 2000, continuing in reruns afterward


The strip is the most popular and influential in the history of the comic strip, with 17,897 strips published in all, making it "arguably the longest story ever told by one human being".

At its peak, Peanuts ran in over 2,600 newspapers, with a readership of 355 million in 75 countries, and was translated into 21 languages. It helped to cement the four-panel gag strip as the standard in the United States, and together with its merchandise earned Schulz more than $1 billion. Reprints of the strip are still syndicated and run in almost every U.S. newspaper. (Source)






Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Awesome! Baby elephant pulled from sinkhole

While purist conservationists are killing healthy animals because of their unpure bloodlines, those who embrace basic morality risk their own life and limb to pull a baby elephant from a sink hole.

Meanwhile there's this conundrum. Winner gets a pilgrimage to Pomoland! Solution here tomorrow. 

Monday, February 17, 2014

EU Doles Out First Punishment to Switzerland

The unelected chairman of the European Parliament has held the Swiss voters to account over their referendum over Sunday's immigration quota's. Others EU apparatchiks will follow his lead



UPDATE: The European Union said yesterday (16 February) it had postponed negotiations with Switzerland on its participation in multibillion-dollar research and educational schemes, after Berne said it could not sign in its present form an agreement to extend the free movement of people to Croatia, the newest EU member. (Source, includes video)

'12 Years a Slave' Wins British Top Awards

In the pre-Civil War US a free black man from upstate New York is abducted and sold into slavery. He struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. His chance meeting with a abolitionist forever alters his life



12 Years A Slave is based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. 

The force of "Gravity" was strong at the British Academy Film Awards on Sunday — but it was unflinching drama "12 Years a Slave" that took the top prize. Steve McQueen's visceral, violent story of a free black man kidnapped into servitude in the 19th-century U.S. South was named best picture. Its star, Chiwetel Ejiofor, took the male acting trophy.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Day by Day Cartoon: Obama's State Dinner


Day By Day Cartoons by Chris Muir

(Updated) The Russians Are Getting the Enemy They Deserve

The Russians, although unhappy with the way the EU and the US behave, do seem to understand the postmodern mindset of current Western leaders very well


That's because they introduced the West to cultural Marxism in the first place in order to destroy the culture from within.

Postmodern thought was made possible by the reactionary Counter-Enlightenment philosophers Rousseau, Kant and Hegel. The current variety is using cultural Marxism as a weapon to bludgeon the West's cultural roots on a daily basis (text, video). Not much is left at this stage. 

Competitor Rips Wilders' Economic NExit Report

The average household could be better off by over £8,000 a year and national income will grow by over £1 trillion if the Netherlands leaves the euro and the EU, according to a new study


Geert Wilders' euroskeptic Freedom Party is expected win the May European Elections in a landslide. 

UPDATE: The Economist trashes the report by Capital Economics. It's all fear mongering! No further argument needed. It's too kind, says Capital's competitor economist Sony Kapoor:



Movie Theater: The Shirley Temple Story (full movie)

Shirley Temple Black, child prodigee turned diplomat, who starred in a series of films that lifted the spirits of millions during the hard days of the Depression, has died this week at age 85



This is a movie biopic made about the most famous child star of all time, Shirley temple.


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Leaked EU document: 'savings to plug financial gap'

Last week "an EU executive" leaked a curious document to Reuters. The report that ensued was entitled, "EU executive sees personal savings used to plug long-term financing gap"


More people than just our editors appear to have had trouble placing this news in the scheme of things. 

The intrepid Tyler Durden at Zerohedge has the story.

Europe Considers Wholesale Savings Confiscation, Enforced Redistribution 


At first we thought Reuters had been punk'd in its article titled "EU executive sees personal savings used to plug long-term financing gap" which disclosed the latest leaked proposal by the European Commission, but after several hours without a retraction, we realized that the story is sadly true. Sadly, because everything that we warned about in "There May Be Only Painful Ways Out Of The Crisis" back in September of 2011, and everything that the depositors and citizens of Cyprus had to live through, seems on the verge of going continental.

Friday, February 14, 2014

An Objectivist's Valentine

A condition for romance is morality, which in turn can't exist without free wil, in essence the choice for either Good or Evil


It is obvious why those who want humans to be slaves of the state, must deny the existence of free will and objective morality. 

A happy and romantic Valentine's Day, all!

H/t @DVATW


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Shirley Temple and Bill Bojangles Dancing the Stairs

Shirley Temple Black, child prodigee turned diplomat, who starred in a series of films that lifted the spirits of millions during the hard days of the Depression, has died at 85



Bill "Bojangles" Robinson dances the stairs with Shirley Temple from "The Little Colonel" (1935).

"Mrs. Black," as we knew her here in Northern California, used to attend the odd Hoover Institution dinner, where she seemed a quiet, dignified, and very gracious old lady — hard to square with the adorable little girl we're all hearing about in the tributes today. Yet long, long ago, in a different America, she was just that: the happy, talented child who cheered millions up at a time when it cost a dime to see a movie — and, with the Depression on, lots of people had to count those ten cents carefully.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Romantic Realism: On the Town (New York, New York)

The Legendary Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly and Jules Munshin featuring in de 1949 MGM film, On the Town, another icon of Romantic Realism. Music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green



The best known line of this song is, "New York, New York, a helluva town. The Bronx is up but the Battery's down".

Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly and Jules Munshin are starring in the slightly hedonistic yet romantic MGM film shot in 1949, On the Town. The music was written by Leonard Bernstein and the lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Russian Police Kill 4 Jihadists in North Caucasus

The Chechen warlord Doku Umarov is reported to have been killed by Russian special forces. The claim is made by Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov who posted the message on his Instagram account



Doku Umarov has urged his followers to attack the Olympic Games. No proof has been submitted to verify his death (more on log Jan. 24, 2014). 

UPDATE: There were two Islamic terror attacks right before the games in Volgograd followed by counter-terror probes and ops, one that that lead to the death of seven Muslim supremacists. One of the Muslim bus bombers in Russia said, "Leave orphans". Despite this the media reassures us there is “no indication the shooting was connected with the Olympic Games.” It’s not that the media isn’t credible, it’s that they aren’t normal.
Russian police killed four suspected militants, law enforcement officials said on Monday, in a shootout at a house in the North Caucasus, highlighting regional security concerns near the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. The gun fight broke out on Saturday after police surrounded a private house used by militants in the province of Dagestan, which lies some 600 kilometers (380 miles) from Sochi on the other end of the Caucasus Mountain chain. There was no indication the shooting was connected with the Games. President Vladimir Putin, who has invested personal and political prestige to ensure the Games’ success, ordered security forces on high alert after a suicide bomber killed at least 37 in the southern Russian city of Volgograd in December. (Source)

EU Czar Rehn Still Believes in Euro's "Big Bazooka"

This week's verdict by Germany's Constitutional Court is a blistering attack on the ECB, its LTRO policy (Euro equivalent of QE) and its Euro rescuing schemes


Easily missed due to the media's europhile obfuscation the wider public as well as the markets generally missed the impact of this verdict. 

UPDATE: The European Central Bank still has a "big bazooka" with plenty of ammunition to preserve the euro despite a German constitutional court statement that its bond-buying plan is probably illegal, EU economics chief Olli Rehn said on Monday. Rehn also urged the ECB to act to ensure that abnormally low inflation in the euro zone rises towards the bank's target of just below two percent. Speaking at a Reuters Summit on the Euro Zone, the European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs said it was right that a European court, not a national court, should have the final say over the ECB's actions. (Source)

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Frontal Postmodern Attack on America's Melting Pot

The principle of E Pluribus Unum, one nation under the Constitution, is under full frontal attack by postmodern multiculturalism, which seeks to replace it with sectarianism


From melting pot to fruit salade, from assimilation to tribalism, from Constitution to balkanization.

Historian Victor Davis Hanson recently gave one of the finest and most memorable presentations on the subject of immigration. America could be on "a path to Armageddon," given the blend of relativism, racial preferences, and nullified immigration laws, warned Hanson in an interview with Mark Levin, [link opens in pop-up, interview begins at 51:00].

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Friday, February 7, 2014

Nuland in Pomo Diplomacy "Fuck the EU"

Translation: My former colleague in Brussels V.Nuland always took an active civic stance especially in regard to the EU
Two senior American diplomats, thinking their conversation about the Ukraine was secure and private, were caught disparaging the European Union in a phone call that was apparently bugged, and U.S. officials say they strongly suspect Russia of leaking the conversation. The suspicions were aired Thursday after audio of the call was posted to the Internet and amid continuing criticism of the United States in Europe and elsewhere over NSA spying on foreign leaders and U.S. They also came as the Russia-hosted Winter Olympics opened under tight security to prevent possible terrorist attacks and highlighted distrust between Washington and Moscow that has thrived despite the Obama administration's attempt to "reset" relations with the Kremlin. 
The White House and State Department stopped just short of directly accusing Russia of surreptitiously recording the call between the top US diplomat for Europe, Victoria Nuland, and the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt. But both took pains to point out that a Russian government official was the first or among the first to call attention to the audio of the conversation that was posted on YouTube. The State Department said the incident marked a "new low in Russian tradecraft." White House spokesman Jay Carney pointed to the Russian official's tweet and Russia's clear interest in what has become a struggle between pro-Moscow and pro-Western camps in the former Soviet Republic. (Source)
<3 that pomo diplomacy.. We all ought to say that much more often... #FuckTheEU


Monday, February 3, 2014

Britain Bans French Nazi Salute 2.0 Comic

A new 'Nazi salute' is gaining momentum among anti-Semites, who pose for pictures in sensitive sites worldwide (photo galery). Though gaining notoriety in France, the gesture is as yet unknown to the wider public



The right hand and its fingers are stretched downwards along the body, while the left hand performs a "salute" movement on the opposite arm. Click for a step by step guide.

UPDATE: A controversial French comedian at the centre of the Nicolas Anelka anti-semitism row has been banned from entering the UK, the Home Office said. Dieudonné M’bala M’bala said he was planning visit London to support Anelka, who faces a possible five match ban for performing the comic’s “quenelle” salute, believed by some to be an anti-semitic gesture. The West Bromwich Albion footballer made the gesture after scoring against West Ham on December 28. “This gesture was a special dedication to my friend Dieudonné,” Anelka wrote afterwards on Twitter. (Source)

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Scarlett Johansson's Commercial Banned From the Superbowl

Assisted by the controversy over Johansson's role as a brand ambassador for the Israeli-owned SodaStream, which operates out of a facility in the West Bank, the "uncensored" video now has more than 1.3m YouTube views



"Sorry, Coke & Pepsi" is the uncensored version of SodaStream's commercial for the Superbowl 2014 and is banned by Fox for mentioning the two competitors 

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Edward Snowden: From Patriot to Most Wanted

"He was politically conservative, a gun owner, a geek – and the man behind the biggest intelligence leak in history", writes The Guardian. The left try to paint him as a conservative turn coat who went 'good'. In fact, Edward Snowden was and is a protector of Liberty


The younger Snowden was into computers, kung fu – and even tried his hand at amateur modelling. Photograph: © TheTrueHOOHA (Source)

Both the Left and the Right are trying to picture Edward Snowden into someone he isn't. Snowden's personal history goes from fairly Conservative to a Neocon turned Libertarian to the point of supporting Ron Paul. But he can't have supported Paul's pacifist views, or he wouldn't have signed up for the army and said of Bush's policy on Iraq: "I wanted to fight in the Iraq war because I felt like I had an obligation as a human being to help free people from oppression". As he teamed up with Glenn Greenwald of The Guardian, the British Socialist flagship newspaper, the Left are trying to turn him into an anti American lefty. This is ludicrous.

Pat Condell Dismantles Islam in 6 Minutes

Pat Condell has read the Koran in English and explains Soera 109 about the Unbelievers. He concludes that force and violence is all the 'scholars' of Islam have



"No other religion makes me quite as ashamed to be a human being as Islam does".