Officers selected and promoted in a peacetime bureaucratic system rather than based upon wartime performance as we've been at war for 20 years. This is what 'equity' gets you. War is not fair or equitable.
Bowline is discriminatory against those who don't know to say bo-line or b-owe line.
Head is so sexist I can't even.
Why can't they do the Choose Your Own Adventure PE Course like the more illuminated Air Force? Not everyone is good at swimming or needs to know how. Not like we they aren't going to have Rachel Lavine vests, right?
[ZeroHedge] Groups allied with the Biden administration are planning on working directly with cellphone network providers to ‘fact check’ private SMS messages if they contain “misinformation about vaccines.”
The revelation is made in a Politico article which explains how the White House is preparing to characterize “conservative opponents of its Covid-19 vaccine campaign as dangerous and extreme.”
The decision to ramp up the information war against vaccine skeptics was made after conservatives showed resistance to the Biden administration’s plan to go “door-to-door” to increase vaccination rates.
“Biden allied groups, including the Democratic National Committee, are also planning to engage fact-checkers more aggressively and work with SMS carriers to dispel misinformation about vaccines that is sent over social media and text messages,” states the report.
“The goal is to ensure that people who may have difficulty getting a vaccination because of issues like transportation see those barriers lessened or removed entirely.”
Posted by: George Orwell1984 ||
07/14/2021 00:00 ||
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IOW, the government is allowing/encouraging private organizations to block free speech. One would think that SCOTUS would make short work of this.
While the US Socialist seek to become Big Brother
some other history on this date:
1933: All German political parties, except the Nazi Party, were outlawed.
1980: The Republican National Convention opened in Detroit, where nominee-apparent Ronald Reagan told a welcoming rally he and his supporters were determined to 'make America great again.'
Yep! Ronnie said it 1st and Donnie proved it can be done.
[People Magazine] Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn are marking 75 years of marriage alongside some close friends.
Bill and Hillary Clinton traveled to Georgia to visit the happy couple, who celebrated their anniversary on Wednesday, in honor of the milestone occasion.
Hillary, 73, saluted the 39th President of the United States, 96, and his wife, 93, with a thoughtful message on her Instagram page. "all that time, and Rosalynn never had a girlfriend, I mean assistant, like Huma"
"Such a joy to celebrate these two special people, and their incredible bond, yesterday in Georgia," the former First Lady captioned a photo of herself and Bill, 74, posing alongside the joyful Carter couple. "Happy 75th anniversary, Jimmy and Rosalynn!"
The Carters are now the longest-married presidential couple in history.
Yes, 75 years of marriage should be honored. Let's see they would have gotten married when he was 21 and she would have been 18. Not exactly a Jerry Lee Lewis kind of marriage. (Ya'all know we down here in the South don't have access to copiers according to the VP even today).
Sure isn't gonna help some street rapper thug's rep is it?
We know that for both animals and humans a gaudy display makes you a chick magnet. There is a theory in evolutionary biology that an extravagant characteristic that is also a handicap announces that not only are you hot, but even with this handicap you are so fit for reproduction that the girls just melt. A classic example is the male peacock's tail which is certainly lovely, but really slows you down trying to get away from predators like zebras or whatever it is that eats peacocks.
A man carrying a Hello Kitty rifle or Lego Glock simply does not care. Do you want to be the one to tell Bad Bad Leroy Brown his gun looks silly? "Go ahead, mother*bleep*er! Say 'Lego gun' one more time. I dare ya!"
[Warzone] Nearly two years ago, Congress told the U.S. Army to pump the brakes on its plans to dramatically cut the size of its obscure and generally underappreciated fleets of amphibious landing ships, landing craft, and a variety of other maritime assets, which are also referred to as "the Army's Navy." This came after The War Zone first reported that the General Frank S. Besson class Logistics Support Vessel USAV SSGT Robert T. Kuroda was up for sale, a listing that was quickly taken down from the General Services Administration's auction website. Now, a number of Army vessels are available for purchase again, showing that the service is moving ahead again with at least some of the previously planned divestments.
A banner advertisement currently on the GSA Auctions website says that a total of nine Landing Craft Mechanizeds (LCM), eight Landing Craft Utilitys (LCU), four small tugs, one large tug, and a crane barge, will be up for bid between July 7 and July 16, 2021. At the time of writing, all of these vessels are listed on the site.
(victorygirls) One year ago this week, the LHD-6 Bonhomme Richard caught fire in the San Diego Harbor. It took four days to fully extinguish the fire and the Navy scrapped the ship rather than repair it. No cause for the fire has been released. A Covid outbreak on the U.S.S. Roosevelt led to the resignation of the Acting Secretary of the Navy. This and other mishaps led four Republican lawmakers to commission a survey of sailors. The results are depressing.
The four Republican lawmakers are all serious men and all have military experience. They are:
We used to make fun of the Soviet addiction to demoting the junior officer that made the original mistake and their superior officers all the way to the regional overall commander. A very Asian practice that some ancient Chinese emperor would have approved of. The same Emperor would probably be heard complaining that ..."No one shows initiative! I have to order everything myself!"
It starts with the Naval Academy where over the last decade there has been one scandal after another. It appears that in an effor to change the culture of the Academy the Democrats are nominating their worst and their dimmest.
Box of donuts says Blamtifa are doing AAR. Mission accomplished in 2 hours. Prep Check.
Glad to see Kim is still blogging and as apocalyptic in tone as ever. Hope his sources are safe and well-fed, because this could be the beginning of South Africa's version of the Zimbabwe War Veterans fiasco. It would not be surprising if Ramaphosa orchestrated the whole thing in order to have an excuse to do what he wanted from the beginning - seize the property of any non-black in the country (including stuff belonging to Indians and coloreds) so as to enlarge his personal bank account.
#3 Skid, they will probably find their way to the U.S.--Mexico border and make their way across for a fee. They might claim asylum. Although, he might not remember it, "The Big Guy" invited them several months back.
[TASS] The remains of Napoleon’s close friend General Charles-Etienne Gudin, killed during the Russian campaign of 1812, were delivered to Paris on Tuesday in the run-up to France’s national holiday, a TASS correspondent reported.
The ceremony in Le Bourget Airport was attended by the general’s descendants, French government members and military commanders, as well as Russian diplomats.
The general will be honored on December 2, during a ceremony at Hotel des Invalides, a complex of museums and monuments devoted to the military history of France.
Cesar Charles Etienne Gudin de la Sablonniere was born on February 13, 1768. He studied at the Brienne military school (France) together with Napoleon Bonaparte. During the Russian campaign of 1812 he was hit by a cannonball in the battle of Valutino near Smolensk and lost both legs. Gudin was evacuated to Smolensk, where he died a short while later. His grave was considered to have been lost.
In November 2019, DNA tests in France confirmed that Gudin’s remains were unearthed in the process of archeological excavation near Smolensk.
Archeological excavation in Smolensk has been underway since May 2019 under the aegis of the Franco-Russian forum Trianon Dialogue, founded at the initiative of Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron. The expedition’s organizers are the Foundation for the Development of Russian-French Historical Initiatives, the Russian Academy of Sciences, and the Russian Military-Historical Society.
In July 2019, General Gudin’s direct descendant, Alberic d’Orleans, informed that he had asked the French authorities for reburying the remains of his ancestor at the Hotel des Invalides in Paris, which alongside museums contains a cemetery of senior military officers and Napoleon’s tomb.
[Kremlin.ru] Russian Federation president Vladimir Putin wrote an article posted on the Kremlin website, that he considers the separation between Russia and Ukraine "as a great common misfortune, as a tragedy."
In the article Putin points out:
The Bolsheviks treated the Russian people as an inexhaustible material for social experiments. They dreamed of a world revolution, which, in their opinion, would abolish nation-states altogether. Therefore, borders were arbitrarily cut, and generous territorial "gifts" were handed out. Ultimately, what exactly were the leaders of the Bolsheviks guided by, cutting the country, no longer matters. You can argue about the details, the background and logic of certain decisions. One thing is clear: Russia was actually robbed.
Putin writes that modern Ukraine was a creation of Soviet Bolsheviks under Lenin: "We know and remember that to a large extent it was created at the expense of historical Russia. Suffice it to compare which lands were reunited with the Russian state in the 17th century and with which territories the Ukrainian SSR left the Soviet Union."
He goes on to characterize the Declaration on the Formation of the USSR, and then in the Constitution of the USSR in 1924 to ne a "dangerous time bomb," in its requirement that allows signatories of the Declaration to opt out of the Soviet Union.
The "parade of sovereignties" began. On December 8, 1991, the so-called Belovezhskaya Agreement was signed on the creation of the Commonwealth of Independent States, in which it was announced that that "the USSR as a subject of international law and geopolitical reality ceases to exist." By the way, Ukraine has not signed or ratified the CIS Charter, adopted back in 1993.
Concerning Crimea, Putin write, "In 1954, the Crimean region of the RSFSR was transferred to the Ukrainian SSR - in gross violation of the legal norms in force at that time."
About pre 2014 Ukraine, Putin writes:
Until 2014, hundreds of agreements and joint projects worked to develop our economies, business and cultural ties, to strengthen security, and to address common social and environmental problems. They brought tangible benefits to people - both in Russia and in Ukraine. This is what we considered the main thing. And that is why we fruitfully interacted with everyone, I emphasize, with all the leaders of Ukraine.
Even after the well-known events in Kiev in 2014, they instructed the Russian Government to think over the options for contacts through the relevant ministries and departments in terms of preserving and supporting our economic ties. However, there was no counter desire, so there is still no one.
Nevertheless, Russia is still one of the three main trade partners of Ukraine, and hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians come to us to work and are welcomed here with cordiality and support. This is how the "aggressor country" turns out.
The entire, translated article can be found here.
The link is to a personal wargame blog. My blog at ffz.1dogstar.net, kept kicking back the article, so I posted it elsewhere. Sorry.
In 1932 and 1933, millions of Ukrainians were killed in the Holodomor, a man-made famine engineered by the Soviet government of Joseph Stalin. The primary victims of the Holodomor (literally "death inflicted by starvation") were rural farmers and villagers, who made up roughly 80 percent of Ukraine's population in the 1930s. While it is impossible to determine the precise number of victims of the Ukrainian genocide, most estimates by scholars range from roughly 3.5 million to 7 million (with some estimates going higher). The most detailed demographic studies estimate the death toll at 3.9 million. Historians agree that, as with other genocides, the precise number will never be known.
[AmericanMilitaryNews] North Korea ...hereditary Communist monarchy distinguished by its truculence and periodic acts of violence. Distinguishing features include Songun (Army First) policy, which involves feeding the army before anyone but the Dear Leadership, and Juche, which is Kim Jong Il's personal interpretation of Marxism-Leninism, which he told everybody was brilliant. In 1950 the industrialized North invaded agrarian South Korea. Twenty-one countries of the United Nations eventually contributed to the UN force opposing the invasion, with the United States providing around 90% of the military personnel. Seventy years later the economic results are in and it doesn't look good for Juche... is ordering citizens to start producing their own food to prepare for a long-term food shortage that could last for three years, but ordinary people say that the government is shirking its responsibility, sources in the country told RFA.
RFA reported in April that authorities were warning residents to prepare for economic difficulties as bad as the 1994-1998 famine which killed millions by some estimates, but experts said that the situation was dire, but nothing like the 1990s.
The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization estimated in a recent report that North Korea would be short about 860,000 tons of food this year, about two months of normal demand.
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Abolish the national government, and let the villages form their own governments. Divide the land equally among the people, but let them sell their shares to other people within the same village. Allow them to work for wages. Get back to a pre-industrial farming economy.
Abandon the cities for now, let the city dwellers move to the country and work for wages. Disband the army and give every adult a rifle - there are probably enough to go around.
Agriculture in the Soviet Union(Wiki): "Hedrick Smith wrote in The Russians (1976) that, according to Soviet statistics, one fourth of the value of agricultural production in 1973 was produced on the private plots peasants were allowed (2% of the whole arable land). In the 1980s, 3% of the land was in private plots which produced more than a quarter of the total agricultural output. i.e. private plots produced somewhere around 1600% and 1100% as much as common ownership plots in 1973 and 1980. Soviet figures claimed that the Soviets produced 20–25% as much as the U.S. per farmer in the 1980s."
The North Korean apparatchiks could wake up and do something sensible... No, Not Enough Juche™! Whatever they do will probably make things worse.
Maybe this is a good thing. I have this twisted vision of the future where Pudge becomes the Godfather of North Korea and leads his people into the modern world, sort of like Lee Kuan Yew and Singapore, but more corpulent. Stranger things have happened. Remind yourself that Dennis Rodman is already part of this story.
Side Note: The world owes the NKor people a debt of gratitude for taking part in a grand economic experiment. Experiments on humans have gotten a bad rap (especially since that business with the Soylent Corporation) so it isn't often you can divide them up into groups and do A/B testing.
In this case, we took two identical populations and gave one communism and the other a market economy. South Korean won hands down on pretty much any axis you can think of. Sorry about all the famine and thank you for your participation.
[MSN] Consumer prices just posted their largest one-month jump in nearly 13 years, a fact that might tempt some to conclude that a white-hot U.S. economy is on the brink of runaway inflation.
But a spike in the June 2021 consumer price index reading may, in fact, be little cause for alarm.
That's because a significant reason for the overall prices increase is thanks to a dizzying rise in one isolated area of the economy: Used car prices. [It is surprising to me but even the bond market is stable and at very low rates, e.g. below 1.4% for the 10 year T bond]
A hot June 2021 consumer price index may not be cause for alarm thanks to a dizzying, but isolated, rise in used car prices.
"The headline CPI numbers have shock value, for sure; however, once you realize that a third of the increase is used car prices, the transitory picture becomes more clear," wrote Jamie Cox, managing partner at Harris Financial Group.
The Labor Department reported on Tuesday that its CPI rose 5.4% from a year ago, the largest jump since August 2008.
And now for an occasional foray into the slow crash & burn now known as Shep Smith's television career....
[Daily Beast, via Ace] - Whether it’s a poor time slot, behind-the-scenes squabbles, an outdated news format, a slower post-Trump news cycle, or just a once-popular anchor taking his frustrations out on staffers, CNBC insiders have a lot of reasons for why Shepard Smith’s show has failed to capture major ratings. But one thing many agree on is that it has not met the bosses’ expectations.
Embrace the power of 'and'!
In the nine months since he went on the air for NBCUniversal’s financial news network, Smith has put out a slickly produced, no-nonsense evening news show that prizes on-the-ground reporting over the talking-head panel fights that define many of his cable news competitors.
Some serious B.S. and ass-kissing paragraphs ensue, so let's cut right to the good stuff::
And the show has faced its fair share of internal friction, some of which has centered on the host himself. Smith is seen as a pro with high news standards prone to generous gestures—he famously sends his employees several hundred dollars every year as a holiday bonus—but amid a wider re-evaluation of bullying in media workplaces, some staffers have complained that he is difficult to deal with.
At least two people with direct knowledge of the situation described Smith as having regular "temper tantrums." When CNBC announced Smith was joining the business news channel, it tapped Sandy Cannold, a veteran TV producer, to help helm the show along with co-executive producer Sally Ramirez, a veteran of local television. But according to multiple people familiar with the matter, Cannold departed less than six months in, and clashed at times with Smith in front of staff.
Other employees were also frustrated when, in recent weeks, the show laid off two of the few non-white employees on its production team.
Smith’s underperformance in the ratings hasn’t come as a surprise to cable-news insiders.
[SHAFAQ] The Central Criminal Court for Corruption cases of Baghdad/al-Karkh sentenced the head of Economy, Contracts, and Investments in the Ministry of Electricity (MoE) to four years in prison.
A statement of the Supreme Judicial Council said that the indictee was charged for obtaining funds in exchange for facilitating the conclusion of a contract between the Ministries of Electricity and Industry.
"The indictment was issued in accordance with decree 160 of 1983, inferring articles 132/3 of the Penal code 111 of 1969 amended.
Posted by: Fred ||
07/14/2021 00:00 ||
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[JPost] - "I didn’t come here to appease anyone. My responsibility is to do what is right for Israel’s economy," declared Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman at the beginning of a briefing for journalists in Jerusalem. "I am not expecting to be popular, but I am prepared to do what is necessary. The most important thing is to make the treasury normal again, after two-and-a-half years without stability."
"My dream would be to maintain 5% economic growth for the next four years," Liberman added.
Liberman discussed the treasury’s plans for the upcoming years, as well as the many controversies and surprises that have already come up during his first 30 days in office. And there have been many.
Liberman enflamed the ultra-Orthodox community last week when he revoked child care subsidies for fathers studying full-time in yeshiva, saying that both parents must now work or study in a non-religious educational institute for at least 24 hours a week in order to receive the benefit. Necessary background - they don't actually study in ultra-orthodox yeshivas - at most, it's rote memorization.
h/t Instapundit --> UPI --->UPI
July 12 (UPI) -- Neither remdesivir nor hydroxychloroquine boosts recovery in patients hospitalized with COVID-19, according to the findings of a clinical trial led by the World Health Organization, and published Monday by the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Nearly 8% of patients treated with hydroxychloroquine and just over 7% of those given remdesivir died in the hospital, the data showed.
In comparison, between 4% and 7% of those who received "standard care" -- typically treatment with steroids and other drugs to reduce inflammation and manage respiratory symptoms -- died during their hospital stay, the researchers said.
Similarly, 10% of those given remdesivir and 15% of those who received hydroxychloroquine required mechanical ventilation to breathe, compared with 7% to 11% of those treated with standard care, they said. For a true, non-vaccine cure to COVID try the following folk remedy
(1) Mix wasabi powder with jalapeno tabasco until you obtain a uniform slurry.
(2) Fill a turkey buster with the slurry.
(3) Inject it into the digestive tract from the alimentary end.
Yes, once again we learn that if you wait for the disease to take serious hold, its not going to be helpful. It's to be taken when the first signs are identified before it takes serious hold. Waiting kills.
some of the pro HCQ people have stated that many of the studies
- didn't administer the HCQ at the right time, which is just after first diagnosis
- didn't give a sufficient dosage of HCQ
some time ago I read thru some of the studies; I was horrified by the general bad design and incomplete follow up - perhaps this happens when there is so much study money that there is no incentive to think the problem all the way through
Posted by: Lord Garth ||
07/14/2021 10:22 Comments ||
The article costs $ 35.00 I don't have.
No it doesn't - just click on the link that I've provided and download.
This IS the most pathetic excuse I've heard from one of you covid-sceptics yet.
There's just the link at the top that goes to UPI which also has a link to the abstract at the journal but they want money for enough details to show that this is basically scientific fraud.
As a side question: Do you realize that all the people you're pushing as experts, who say we're all Covid Skeptics, in _this_ country, are also simultaneously pushing Remdesivir as the Standard of Care here? The same Remdesivir that this study says also doesn't work...
Anyway, I looked at the paper, it says they used 2400 mg in the first 48 hours when the online version of the PDR says the limit should be 2000 mg in the 1st 48 hours.
This 2010 PDR I bought doesn't seem to have an entry but I think I know where one is that does. BBL.
Well, I had a chinese-american friend who was briefly looking stuff up on chinese and russian search engines for me and was finding studies in both chinese and russian on the subject, where it's away from the censorship of goolag, but it doesn't do me much good because I can't read Russian and Chinese.
>"Finally, if HCQ worked we would hear about it -
>from one of the poor countries where they can't
>afford anything else!"
It's more like, the "poor" countries that refused to commit suicide by malaria because Dr. Fauci suddenly decided the drug was dangerous have a mysteriously lower death rate per million people than anywhere else. But they all signed up for the Sino Vax and are having outbreaks now.
Cambodia's had a thousand or so deaths, but mostly since March of this year. I suspect because all the ways the antimalarial drugs protect against transmission don't function when the virus is injected.
The original studies were such obvious hitjobs that the Lancet had to retract them both:
"On June 4th, the Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicine retracted two high-profile COVID-19 papers after critics challenged the data in those studies. The Lancet paper found COVID-19 patients treated with hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine were associated with more deaths and adverse effects, resulting in the World Health Organization halting its clinical trials that use hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 patients. The NEJM study found that certain blood pressure drugs, including ACE inhibitors, were not associated with an increased risk of death among COVID-19 patients. Last month, the New York Times profiled Dr. Sapan Desai, founder of Surgisphere, the company that supplied the data for both retracted studies. Desai is a co-author on both the Lancet and NEJM papers. The Times story should be a case study on the importance of “normative errors” and why they cannot be brushed aside in medicine (or, frankly, anywhere else).
The Times article details a history of normative errors by Dr. Desai according to different sources. Former colleagues said he often did not follow through on directives about treating patients and was dishonest when confronted. In one instance, he didn’t return pages to the nurses while he was on call, and when asked about why he missed them, Desai said he was busy resuscitating an infant by performing a rare and complicated procedure: an incident the charge nurse and another doctor present for his explanation said never occurred. Several doctors recalled Dr. Desai saying he had a law degree—and a license plate listing it among his credentials: M.D., J.D., and Ph.D.—but there is no evidence of this being true. He became involved in at least four medical malpractice cases that are still pending, including three filed last year.
As for the Surgisphere data, Desai said his data analytics product, called QuartzClinical, accumulated a registry with patient data from more than 1,200 hospitals and health centers, with data about more than 240 million (the WSJ reports 240 billion) patient encounters in 45 countries. One former Surgisphere employee told the Times that by the end of 2019, she knew of only one hospital that had signed a contract with QuartzClinical.
Typically, nobody shows up with the degree of corruption out of the gate to falsify and publish data concerning treatments for hospitalized patients in life-and-death situations. There’s usually a history of normative errors preceding it. If the accounts of colleagues and critics are correct, Desai left a trail spanning at least two decades in his wake."
If that "folk remedy" is used (whether or not it has any effect on COVID-19) one result is certain: The patient will have 100% amnesia for whatever he thought might have been wrong with him before he took the stuff.
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 ||
07/14/2021 20:51 Comments ||
g(r)omgoru you have officially lost all credibility.
findings of a clinical trial led by the World Health Organization
Another brilliant idea - the distributed manufacturing of major components of this aircraft. Imagine surgery where you are sent to one hospital to be anesthetized, then transferred to another to be cut open, to yet another for the procedure, yet another to be closed up and finally another for postop. Brilliant...
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
07/14/2021 7:59 Comments ||
I worked for the company that made the tooling for 2 of the main fuselage sections; our tolerances on these were half of what was then typical. These tools all came from the same mold (all high temp composite). So logic would dictate any misalighment due to tolerance stack would be relatively constant and shimming processes in place. Something else in play here i think.
Boeing used to be a brand name in aeroplanes. Now their planes fall out of the sky and the parts don't fit together. The IRS, the FBI, the DOJ, the EPA, major league sports, Boeing... feel free to add your own 'favorites'... it's as if everything we built over the last century is turning to shite. I gotta say that doesn't seem like a positive trend.
[AlAhram] When a match is made, the app 'introduces the families together with the presence of service consultants', who will 'accompany' the couple for four years after marriage
Iran ...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan. The abbreviation IRGC is the same idea as Stürmabteilung (or SA). The term Supreme Guide is a the modern version form of either Duce or Führer or maybe both. They hate JewsZionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol... on Monday unveiled an Islamic dating application aimed at facilitating "lasting and informed marriage" for its youth, state television ... and if you can't believe state television who can you believe?
Called Hamdam -- Farsi for "companion" -- the service allows users to "search for and choose their spouse," the broadcaster said.
It is the only state-sanctioned platform of its kind in the Islamic republic, according to Iran's cyberspace police chief, Colonel Ali Mohammad Rajabi.
While dating apps are popular in Iran, Rajabi said that all other platforms apart from Hamdam are illegal.
Developed by the Tebyan Cultural Institute, part of Iran's Islamic Propaganda Organization, Hamdam's website claims it uses "artificial intelligence" to find matches "only for bachelors seeking permanent marriage and a single spouse".
Tebyan head Komeil Khojasteh, speaking at the unveiling, said family values were threatened by outside forces.
"Family is the devil's target, and (Iran's enemies) seek to impose their own ideas" on it, he said, adding that the app helps create "healthy" families.
According to Hamdam's website, users have to verify their identity and go through a "psychology test" before browsing. "Do you like Lavendar Oil?"
When a match is made, the app "introduces the families together with the presence of service consultants", who will "accompany" the couple for four years after marriage.
Registration is free, as Hamdam has "an independent revenue model," the website said without explaining further.
Iran's authorities, including the supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ...the very aged actual dictator of Iran, successor to Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini... , have warned several times against the country's rising age of marriage and declining birth rates.
In March, Iran's conservative-dominated parliament passed a bill titled "population growth and supporting families."
It mandates the government to offer significant financial incentives for marriage and to encourage people to have more than two children, while limiting access to child sacrifice abortion.
The law awaits approval by the Guardian Council, which is tasked with checking that bills are compatible with Islamic law and the constitution.
fertility rate has been decreasing in Iran for decades
age at marriage has been increasing
probably these trends accelerated last year with covid, inflation and economic contraction
Mullocracy considers this a threat
Posted by: Lord Garth ||
07/14/2021 9:56 Comments ||
/\ Is Iran suffering from a "Lost Generation Effect" like France and England after the loss of human resources in WW1? The use of "human wave tactics" by the Iranians in the Iran-Iraq War was not a way to raise the next generation...
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.