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abaaoud-paristerrorFrance Has Two Options — Civil War or Submission

What strange times we live in. Hollande cannot declare war on ISIS because ISIS is not just some foreign power in far-away lands which can be bombed from the air with impunity. ISIS is Islam and Islam is in France. Islam is in Paris and Marseilles. Like a rapidly expanding virus, Islam has invaded France and is attacking the racial base, the cultural base, the spiritual base and the political base of the host country itself.

So Hollande’s war is a myth, which is hardly surprising. After all, what is he realistically able to do? Invade Paris and level the banlieues? Build internment camps and lock up everyone with a beard? Hollande knows he is on difficult ground here, as can be gleaned from his following abject statement: “We must fight this war by all means, while respecting the rule of law, what (sic) makes us a democracy.”

In other words, the plump, jowly, bespectacled, soft-handed Hollande intends to take a small plastic knife into a fight against a muscular, fanatical opponent toting an AK-47 — with all too predictable results. France, like so much of the West these days, finds itself in a no-win situation. Our ruling elites have allowed a supremacist people and a violently supremacist culture into our peaceful liberal democracies and are now surprised to discover this was not really a very good idea and cannot be solved by mouthing liberal platitudes alone.

droneUK fears ISIS drone attacks

The Islamic State (ISIS) could use drones to carry out a terror attack against the UK, a leading security expert warned, according to the Express.

Former head of the navy Admiral Lord West of Spithead, said tighter safeguards were needed for commercially-available drones in the UK, and called for safety switches to be introduced which would prevent the remote-controlled vehicles flying near potential targets.

He also urged the Government to introduce a tougher licensing system for drones which could be adapted to carry lethal cargoes.

fighting-anti-semitism-640x480Europe’s Anti-Semitism is Just Getting Uglier

The Daily Telegraph reports: When Luciana Berger, the Jewish mayoral hopeful for Liverpool, received the following message from John Nimmo on 8 July, “watch your back Jewish scum, regards your friend the Nazi”, followed by a warning that she’d “get it” like murdered MP Jo Cox, it was not quite water off a duck’s back.

Nimmo – who also abused feminist campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez and MP Stella Creasey – may have been more of a compulsive bullyer than a die-hard neo-Nazi, but the incident made Berger “feel physically sick” as well as highly anxious and distressed.

At the best of times, Jews generally don’t respond well to being told Hitler didn’t finish the job sufficiently. But Nimmo’s abuse must have felt like the last straw for Berger, who throughout her political career has dealt with a constant barrage of anti-semitic abuse.

indoctrinationDeath by a Thousand Cuts – The true story of liberal indoctrination at UC Irvine

The truth about campus indoctrination is that it is a slow, steady, insidious process.

Campus liberals, aka “professors,” don’t just hand out the Communist Manifesto at freshman orientation. First-years are not instantly thrown into a new-age drum circle and told to join in. Not because professors wouldn’t like to see that happen, rather it simply wouldn’t work.

Indoctrinating students is a gradual process. How do I know? It’s the story of my life.

gaurds at eiffel towerFrance: Calls for an ‘Israeli-like’ approach to security, terror

French right-wing politicians on Thursday stepped up their attacks on the socialist-led administration of President Francois Hollande, following the beheading of a French priest in an attack claimed by the Islamic State terror group.

The attacks were coupled with explicit demands for copying Israel’s brutal tactics against Palestinians in the occupied territories.

Hervé Morin, MP and former defence minister under former President Sarkozy, called for the immediate expulsion of foreigners suspected of having extremist tendencies, and for placing suspects under house arrest.

chelsea manningChelsea Manning faces discipline for prison suicide attempt

U.S. soldier Chelsea Manning, imprisoned for passing classified files to WikiLeaks, now stands accused of misconduct stemming from her suicide attempt earlier this month and could land in solitary confinement indefinitely, her lawyers said on Thursday.

The transgender Army private, who was born male but revealed after being convicted of espionage that she identifies as a woman, was notified by the Army on Thursday that she was under investigation, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.

The ACLU, which has acknowledged a suicide attempt by Manning earlier this month, said the 28-year-old soldier remains despondent over what the civil liberties group describes as the Army’s continued denial of appropriate health care for her.

hillary wavesFull List of Hillary’s Planned Tax Hikes

Hillary Clinton has made clear she intends to dramatically raise taxes on the American people if elected. She has proposed an income tax increase, a business tax increase, a death tax increase, a capital gains tax increase, a tax on stock trading, an “Exit Tax” and more (see below). Her planned net tax increase on the American people is at least $1 trillion over ten years, based on her campaign’s own figures.

Hillary has endorsed several tax increases on middle income Americans, despite her pledge not to raise taxes on any American making less than $250,000. She has said she would be fine with a payroll tax hike on all Americans, she has endorsed a steep soda tax, endorsed a 25% national gun tax, and most recently, her campaign manager John Podesta said she would be open to a carbon tax. It’s no wonder that when asked by ABC’s George Stephanopoulos if her pledge was a “rock-solid” promise, she slipped and said the pledge was merely a “goal.” In other words, she’s going to raise taxes on middle income Americans.

isis-fighterFBI director: Crushing Isis in Syria risks releasing ‘terrorists diaspora’ into the West

The director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation has warned that beating the Islamic State on the battlefield will send hundreds of terrorists out of Syria and Iraq to conduct attacks in the West.

Speaking at a cybersecurity conference at Fordham University, James Comey urged the audience not lose focus on what is largely a future threat.

“And that is at some point there is going to be a terrorist diaspora out of Syria, like we’ve never seen before,” he said

101522761_FILE-donaldtrump-NEWS-large_trans++2Mm0MDLB_Hri0Ac4jJl6BCoyK6LebwsrndRxHVb5gkUTrump left out of Google search for presidential candidates

Googling the presidential candidates Wednesday morning didn’t produce the exact results some people would expect.

Searching for the term ‘presidential candidates’ brought up a handy guide above all of the other search results with pictures of candidates with active campaigns. Clicking on a picture brought up searches for the candidates.

The only problem is that Republican candidate Donald Trump wasn’t included. Neither was Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson.

egypt homelessEgypt asks for $12-billion loan as economy nears collapse

Years of unrest since the 2011 overthrow of longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak have taken a heavy toll on both foreign investment and tourism, which along with Suez Canal revenues and remittances from Egyptians working abroad are the primary sources of foreign currency.

Egypt’s local currency has been falling to new lows; the official central bank rate is 8.78 Egyptian pounds to the dollar, but the true price on Egypt’s robust black market, according to media reports, is close to 13 to the dollar.


  • HalfJudean (Destroyer-Drone)

    ROFL. “Israel’s brutal tactics […]”

    As if, as if.

    • Waffle

      Fascinating to see how people respond to an existential threat, isn’t it?

    • Waffle

      On the first Shabbat after 911, I went to shul, a rare occasion for me. In his sermon, the rabbi talked about evil. I did not realize that he was quoting from Maimonides. I just checked his Wiki page and found this:

      Maimonides believes that there are three types of evil in the world: evil caused by nature, evil that people bring upon others, and evil man brings upon himself (Guide 3:12). The first type of evil Maimonides states is the rarest form, but arguably of the most necessary—the balance of life and death in both the human and animal worlds itself, he recognizes, is essential to God’s plan. Maimonides writes that the second type of evil is relatively rare, and that humanity brings it upon itself. The third type of evil humans bring upon themselves and is the source of most of the ills of the world. These are the result of people falling victim to their physical desires. To prevent the majority of evil which stems from harm we do to ourselves, we must learn how to ignore our bodily urges.

      And also this:

      This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live
      (Deuteronomy 30:19)

      • HalfJudean (Destroyer-Drone)

        Very interesting, I’m not well-versed in Maimonides, but this passage has quite a stoic ring to it. Thanks for sharing.

  • tom_billesley

    While Dallas cop killer was in Afghanistan he was investigated as a pantie nabber, and kept live grenade in his room at base.

  • Brett_McS

    Movie recommendation: The recent Coen Brother’s release “Hail, Caesar!”. It didn’t get a lot of acclaim for some reason but it is absolutely wonderful.

  • H

    That GoV piece itself was rather … dark. But the comments – ouch! To say that they were on the pessimistic side would be rather an understatement.