Friday, August 22, 2014

Paradigms and Demographics: Morning Edition

Posted by Rich Kozlovich

 
genocide_template_clip_image002In June, Western democratic leaders invited Vladimir Putin to the 70th anniversary of D-Day memorial in France, but there’s no good reason he should have been be there. Putin is an autocrat, not a democrat. He laments the demise of the Soviet Union, a dictatorship that played no role in the D-Day operation. And since Putin is now conducting an incremental invasion of Ukraine, a different memorial would be more suitable. As it happens, this one is long overdue and remains shrouded in ignorance.
Seventy-five years ago, on August 23, 1939, the USSR and Nazi Germany became allies through the Stalin-Hitler Pact. Joachim von Ribbentrop signed for Hitler and Soviet foreign minister Vyacheslav Molotov signed on behalf of Stalin. Molotov said that Hitlerism was “a matter of taste,” and that it was “not only senseless, but criminal” to wage war on Hitler “camouflaged as a fight for democracy.” Though often described as a “non-aggression pact,” the reverse was true.

The month after the Pact, Stalin and Hitler both invaded Poland, starting World War II. The Pact also gave Stalin control of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, which he retained after the war, along with other conquests such as Czechoslovakia, Hungary and what became the German Democrat Republic, the regime that made emigration an exciting experience......

Race Relations

Damn the evidence. Full speed ahead.

A Former Community Organizer’s View of Ferguson - Y. Kerry Sara How Obama's destructive legacy is reflected in the Missouri lynch mobHow Obama's destructive legacy on black issues is on display in Missouri. more »

Two Americas -Bob Lonsberry
The real divide in the United States.

Science

Confirmed: 800 meters beneath Antarctic ice sheet, subglacial lake holds viable microbial ecosystems Cutting-edge technology and science of the NSF-funded WISSARD project make discovery possible In a finding that has implications for life in other extreme environments, both on Earth … Continue reading

Once in a life time opportunity to be an honest climate modeller — research scholarships! - Joanne Nova
This is a first! Announcing three scholarships for research-based higher degrees in Australia. Seeking Australian or New Zealand candidates who are science and engineering grads and interested in using neural nets to build climate models that work. This really is something new. Skeptical minds encouraged to apply. Please pass this on to people you think might be interested… – Jo Once in a Life Time Opportunity to be an Honest Climate Modeller From Jennifer Marohasy Most critics of anthropogenic global warming, and there are many, never get the opportunity to actually have a go at...more »  

Weakest solar wind of the space age and the current “mini” solar maximum - Anthony Watts From the new paper by McComas et al. The last solar minimum, which extended into 2009, was especially deep and prolonged. Since then, sunspot activity has gone through a very small peak while the heliospheric current sheet achieved large tilt …more »

Climate Craziness of the Week: Lowbrow science schtick for the Florida Governor - Anthony Watts From the you have to see this to believe it department. Dr. Ryan Maue brings attention to this ridiculous photo op outside the Florida Governor Rick Scott‘s office by an activist outfit called NextGenClimate…..

Foreign Policy - Middle East

Hillary’s Two-Faced Foreign Policy - Daniel Greenfield
The Obama rerun.

If you thought the U.N. International Baccalaureate and federal No Child Left Behind educational schemes were bad enough, you might want to look a little deeper. In light of the 9/11 attacks, you would think the current administration would use a little prudence if they were sincerely concerned about a Muslim threat. When Obama took his oath of office, he instead defied America in numerous ways. He has given $1.5 billion to Muslim-led Egypt in foreign aid, shortly after the Muslim Brotherhood declared war on the United States. This is the same man that said America is "no longer a Christian nation," followed by a reference that America may be described as a Muslim nation. Muslim indoctrination in public schools…..

Obama Delivers Empty Rhetoric About ISIS - Mark Tapson The enemy isn’t exactly quaking in its boots. more » more »

Understanding the Israeli-Egyptian-Saudi Alliance - Caroline GlickWhy erstwhile enemies are joining forces in the Middle East.

more » Beheading as Symbolic Warfare - Dawn Perlmutter Deeper meanings hidden in the recording of James Foley's horrific death. more »

Appoint a Qualified Special Envoy for Religious Freedom, Mr. President Lindsay Vessey - A Radical-in-Chief's inaction in the face of genocide against religious minorities in Iraq and Syria.

The Fate of the West - Enza Ferreri Either it will become Christian again or it will become Muslim. more »

Hamas’ Love Letter to ISIS (with Ten Tips) - Noah Beck How to manipulate the media to support the jihadist cause.

Other Stupidities

Feminism and Feminists Are a Big Part of What is Wrong With Modern American Society by Brandi Kay
Feminism and feminists are a big part of what is wrong in American society today. Men and women are different. We have always been different and will always be different. This seems like stating the obvious, but, unfortunately, feminists abhor this concept. They have tried to exploit these differences as a negative influence on society. They are wrong. This bears repeating: THEY ARE WRONG. Anyone, regardless of race, sexual preference, disability, or sex can be whatever they choose to be; they just have to be willing to work for it. And work hard, with the gifts that God has given them……

The Environmentalists' Solution to Pollution on MountEverest - Ileana Johnson
Environmentalists have switched their assault on the world economy to a new frontier, previously unaffected by their agenda – peaks. Mount Everest, to be more specific, located between China and Nepal in the Himalayas. The 29,029-foot mountain is in danger. What is the crisis? According to the National Geographic team, the mountain is "overcrowded with inexperienced climbers and polluted with waste." The nature of the pollution includes human corpses, human excrement, garbage leaking from glaciers, abandoned equipment, and overcrowding. How crowded could it be? Mark Jenkins described, at 26,000 feet, the dangerous inconvenience of more than 100 climbers moving slowly, forcing everybody else to move at the same pace.

It should be evident enough with our porous Southern Border that the fear hyped from potential terrorist attacks on U.S. soil since 9/11 is more a mechanism of societal control than a real, tangible threat.  But nothing has proven that more than a recent WIRED report into how completely useless those Rapiscan full body scanners the Transportation Security Administration had been using at airports up until last year — you know, the ones that showed off you and your grandmother and children’s private parts in fine detail for all of TSA to see — really are.

Police, lawyerrelease statements on student's alleged dinosaur killing By Ray Rivera and Sujata Jain
A Summerville High School student who says he was arrested and suspended after writing about killing a dinosaur using a gun in a class assignment has hired a lawyer. Attorney David Aylor, who is representing 16-year-old Alex Stone, said his client's arrest over a creative writing assignment on Tuesday was "completely absurd," and is seeking to appeal the suspension and "proceed with the legal issues of [Stone's] arrest." “This is a perfect example of ‘political correctness' that has exceeded the boundaries of common sense," Aylor said in a statement released on Thursday."Students were asked to write about themselves and a creative Facebook status update – just days into the new school year – and my client was arrested and suspended after a school assignment."

Several members of the grand jury that indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on abuse of power charges are a little hurt that the governor labeled their actions as politically motivated (via Houston Chronicle):

 

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