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Diana West: The Pox in Our Security Agencies (lengthy video)
[Epoch Times] n the eyes of Diana West, how has communist ideology infiltrated America’s intelligence agencies?

After looking into key figures involved in the Spygate scandal, like Nellie Ohr, James Comey, John Brennan, and Christopher Steele, what information did Diana West uncover about their ideological beliefs?

How is Donald Trump a "counter-revolutionary" president, in West’s view?

This is American Thought Leaders 🇺🇸, and I’m Jan Jekielek.

In this episode, we’ll sit down with Diana West, a journalist and author of "The Red Thread: A Search for Ideological Drivers Inside the Anti-Trump Conspiracy."
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/15/2020 01:37 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [142 views] Top|| File under:

Enraged Iran Up for asymmetric Warfare in Afghanistan
[KhaamaPress] Tensions sparked the world as the US military assassinated the second most powerful Iranian, General Qasem Soleimani, head of the Quds Forces.

Historically, Iran has kept close and behind the curtain ties with the Taliban through logistic and financial support to this group.
Soleimani was the architect of the pro-Iranian turbans and a feared enemy of the ISIS group, the United States’ and Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
’s interest in the Middle East thus considered with high regard by a number of Iranians.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/15/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [160 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

Home Front: Politix
Warning: Gang Of Known Criminals Holds Meeting To Discuss How Much Of Your Money To Steal
[Babylon Bee] DES MOINES, IA‐Authorities are warning that a gang of known criminals is currently holding a meeting to debate various plots to steal your money.

The criminals are debating exactly how much of your money to steal. Some are suggesting stealing all of your money, while others would just like to steal most of your money. Whatever the case, they all agree on two things: A.) you have money and B.) it must be stolen.

"I know!" shouted one of the criminals, an older man with frizzy hair, known throughout the criminal underworld as a seasoned veteran when it comes to stealing people's money. "We could lower ourselves in through people's roofs and grab stuff like in that new movie the kids are talking about, Impossible Mission!"

"That movie is called Die Tough, you dummy," snapped one female gangster with the chiseled features of a Native American. "I think we should lie in wait in the bushes outside the mouth of a canyon in the American Southwest. Then, when the unsuspecting white man comes riding through on his horse or Tesla, we tomahawk 'em." She made a tomahawk gesture with her hand, only for another elderly man on the other side of her to grab her hand and begin sniffing it.

"Stealing money is an American pastime," he said as the frightened woman pulled her hand away. "Back in the '20s, Hotbox Nixon and Tommy-Gun Joe and I used to go driving around, taking down no-good ne'er-do-wells with our Tommy guns. Pow! Bang! Rat-a-tat-tat!"

"What were we talking about again?" he asked, snapping out of a daydream and realizing he'd been addressing a blank wall the entire time.

These goofy criminals may seem like characters out of a family-friendly screwball comedy, but authorities have warned that their plans to steal your money are very, very real.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/15/2020 07:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [228 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I thought you were talking about all of congress.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 01/15/2020 10:46 Comments || Top||

Thousands of teens protest education minister's remarks about LGBT couples
[Times of Israel] Tel Aviv rally by high school students under banner ’Demanding Change’ criticizes Rafi Peretz for saying a ’normal family is a man and a woman’.

Thousands of high school students held a demonstration Wednesday protesting remarks last week by Education Minister Rafi Peretz in which he appeared to call same-sex marriage unnatural.

The students and teachers rallied in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square under the slogan "Demanding Change."
The demonstration was organized by student councils from several high schools, with buses bringing protesters to the event, Hebrew media reported.

"Ministers and politicians who are supposed to be leading the country, who are supposed to represent all of the various communities and the different sexual tendencies, they can’t come along and say what is normal, they can’t come and trample entire communities, people with feelings and thoughts," she said.

However, Koren made it clear that the demonstrators were not demanding that Peretz resign.

"We are not against Rafi Peretz, we are not against the ideas of anyone," she said, but rather against the way political leaders have expressed themselves.

When the education minister defines "normal" as being heterosexual, it contradicts students’ education about tolerance and being considerate of others, Koren explained.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/15/2020 06:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [196 views] Top|| File under:

#1  So can we now be reasonably certain all of this has nothing to do with the chlorine in our water ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/15/2020 6:40 Comments || Top||

#2  IMO, nothing is wrong with these kids that firing 60% of their teachers and 90% of the Ministry of Education functionaries, can't fix.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/15/2020 6:53 Comments || Top||

#3  I don't see a single face in that picture mature enough to care for a plastic fern.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/15/2020 9:23 Comments || Top||

#4  I don't see a single face in that picture mature or intelligent enough to care for a plastic fern.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 01/15/2020 9:36 Comments || Top||

Science & Technology
Nuclear winter would trigger a global famine, but one expert says his doomsday diet could save humanity
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/15/2020 07:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [270 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I know it's Fox News, but that's media for you - an opening sensationalist headline designed to do one thing - scare the living shit out of as many people as possible.
Posted by: Raj || 01/15/2020 8:58 Comments || Top||

#2  Get your copy of the Fallout Cookbook today!

(From Amazon)
Craft your own glass of Nuka-Cola, a bowl of BlamCo Mac & Cheese, and more with the recipes in Fallout: The Official Cookbook.

Based on the irradiated delicacies of the world of Bethesda Entertainment’s Fallout, this Vault-Tec–approved cookbook provides fans of the award-winning series with recipes inspired by their favorite Fallout foods. Whip up tasty versions of the Mirelurk egg omelette, throw some deathclaw meat on the grill, and re-create BlamCo Mac & Cheese with Fallout: The Official Cookbook.

But be warned: Collecting Deathclaw eggs to cook up a tasy omlettte can be hazardous.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 01/15/2020 9:09 Comments || Top||

#3  Soylent Green?
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/15/2020 10:36 Comments || Top||

#4  I don't wanna live in a pod. I don't wanna eat bugs.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 01/15/2020 11:43 Comments || Top||

#5  "nuclear winter"; "global famine"

Did I just wake up and find out it's 1975 again?
Posted by: Tom || 01/15/2020 13:32 Comments || Top||

#6  Club of Rome!
Posted by: Lex || 01/15/2020 15:00 Comments || Top||

Rhino Researchers: Live Males No Longer Needed
JOHANNESBURG (AP) ‐ Researchers say they have successfully created another embryo of the nearly extinct northern white rhino in a global effort to keep the species alive. Just two animals remain, and both are female.

The viable embryo is just the third to be created in a lab with eggs taken from the females and inseminated with frozen sperm from dead males, according to Wednesday’s statement. The embryos are stored in liquid nitrogen to be transferred into a surrogate mother ‐ a southern white rhino ‐ in the coming months.

"It’s amazing to see that we will be able to reverse the tragic loss of this subspecies through science," said Kenya’s wildlife minister, Najib Balala, in the statement by the Kenya Wildlife Service and conservationists from Kenya, the Czech Republic, Germany and Italy.

The ultimate goal is to create a herd of at least five animals that could be returned to their natural habitat in Africa. That could take decades.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/15/2020 06:44 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [169 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I expect extensive citing of these results in feminazi lit.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/15/2020 6:56 Comments || Top||

#2  In August 9, 1991, Maksymilian "Max" Paradys (Jerzy Stuhr), looking for adventure, and Albert Starski (Olgierd Łukaszewicz), biologist, volunteer themselves for the first human hibernation experiment, created by professor Wiktor Kuppelweiser, a Nobel Prize laureate, who previously successfully hibernated a chimpanzee for half a year. The experiment is considered as an epochal event and is broadcast on television. The hibernation is scheduled to last for 3 years.

Instead of being awakened 3 years later in 1994 as planned, they wake up in the year 2044, in a post-nuclear world. Both are 86 years old, but haven't aged a day outwardly. When they wake up, they believe that they are in a clinic following their hibernation. They are being taken care of by women, which they enjoy at the beginning, especially Max, who becomes attracted to Lamia Reno. However they gradually realize that everything going on around them is odd. After explicitly asking to meet professor Kuppelweiser, they are informed by Lamia and Dr. Berna that he "doesn't exist". They explain that there was a war long ago, that all males have long been extinct, and that it is actually March 8th, 2044 (Women's Day). Max and Albert think that these must be hallucinations as a side-effect of hibernation and try to leave the room, but receive an electric shock from the closed door. The men are under constant surveillance after this. Lamia informs them their society reproduces without males through parthenogenesis. During a briefing, Max kisses Lamia, for which she knocks him down and threatens both men with euthanasia if there is another attempt at sexual assault. However, the kiss causes Lamia's drug-inhibited passions to resurface, making her both confused and fascinated. Due to her internal feelings she goes on a search for the oldest living woman to find out anything she can about the men before the war. She finds 74-year old Julia Novack, who fondly remembers her fiancé and tells Lamia that the old world with two sexes should be restored. She also guesses that Lamia fell in love with one of the men.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 01/15/2020 7:34 Comments || Top||

#3  Poles seem to have a flair for film humor.
Posted by: Mercutio || 01/15/2020 8:45 Comments || Top||

#4  I have a correction to the title of the article:

RhinoRINO Researchers: Live RINO Males No Longer Needed
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 01/15/2020 19:43 Comments || Top||

#5  Awesome, Pebbles! Thank you!

Sounds a lot like a Polish version of the great Serb Director Dusan Makavejev.

Another brilliant E European soviet-era satirist is the Polish Sci-Fi master, Stanislaw Lem.
Posted by: Lex || 01/15/2020 21:19 Comments || Top||

These Are the 5 Best .38 Caliber Handguns Out There
[National Interest] Key Point: Today, the .38 Special is still popular, particularly among those who prefer the simplicity and aesthetic of revolvers.

The .38 Special is one of the most durable cartridges in history. Introduced in 1898 as the .38 Smith & Wesson Special, it was meant to upgrade the U.S. Army’s firepower. The Army’s .38 Long Colt cartridge proved mediocre at stopping Philippine insurgents in close-quarters combat‐the .38 Special was one proposed remedy.

Although the Army eventually chose a different caliber (the .45 ACP), .38 Special eventually became one of the most popular cartridges in America. The .38 Special became popular with police in the Depression era, when a heavier round that could penetrate the car bodies of motorized bandits was needed. The round was soft-shooting and easy to train police recruits on. The round reigned supreme among law enforcement until the 1970s and 1980s, when 9mm high-capacity semi-automatic handguns became popular.

Today, the .38 Special is still popular, particularly among those who prefer the simplicity and aesthetic of revolvers. It is inexpensive and available in a wide variety of configurations, from regular ball ammo to hollow points to high pressure +P rounds. Here are five of the best guns you can shoot .38 Special out of.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/15/2020 02:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [282 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Choosing .38 Special Ammo For Self-Defense

Posted by: Skidmark || 01/15/2020 6:51 Comments || Top||

#2  I've been seeing info on a pistol Ruger released in December 2019. It is the Ruger 57. "With an MSRP of $799.00, but retailing for as low as $600 via some dealers, the Ruger-57 is well under half the general retail value of the Five-seven which usually clocks in at or above a whopping $1,300."

Ruger 57
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/15/2020 10:44 Comments || Top||

#3  Generally form follows function so I shouldn't be too surprised the Ruger 57 looks a whole like the Keltec PMR30.
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/15/2020 15:37 Comments || Top||

#4  I chose all the above. 1911-.45, S&W -.357mag, and a Glock 17-9mm. one never has to worry about chambering or jamming up a round in a revolver.
Posted by: Texhooey || 01/15/2020 21:03 Comments || Top||

US-Iran conflict: Taking revenge on ‘Ayatollah Mike’
Apparently the boogie man is real, and he works for the CIA.
[Rudaw] In the wake of the most recent tensions between the US and Iran, signs of a new warfare in the Middle East have appeared: important and new events are no longer going to happen on the ground, but in the air.

The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...Qatar's satrapy in Asia Minor...
and Iran
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/15/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [236 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

#1  "Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far." - 26th President of the US
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 01/15/2020 11:55 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Culture Wars
Absolutely shocking number of young Americans say other countries are better
[Campus Reform] Over a third of young Americans do not believe that the United States is the greatest country in the world.

In a recent Pew Research poll, 47 percent of Democrat and Democrat-leaning Americans between the ages of 19-29 prefer other countries over the U.S, while 19 percent of Republicans within the same age group agree.

The poll also showed that 36 percent of this age group say other countries are greater than the U.S.

The survey was conducted as part of a larger study by the Pew Research Center in September about partisanship as "the dividing line in the American public’s political attitudes."

The findings showed that within the age group of 19-29, 47 percent of adult Democrat and Democrat-leaning individuals believe that there are other countries better than the United States, while within the same age group, 19 percent of Republican and Republican-leaning individuals agree. That leaves only 53 percent of young Democrats who prefer the United States to any other country, while 81 percent of young Republicans favor America.

The same survey found 36 percent of all young Americans within the ages of 19-29 believe other countries are better than the U.S, leaving only 64 percent who believe in American exceptionalism.

When the same age group was asked their opinion about America being a military superpower, 55 percent of Democrats in the same age group responded that they wouldn’t mind if other countries could be as militarily powerful as the U.S. Even a sizeable percentage of Republicans of the same age group agreed, with 38 percent agreeing with their Democrat counterparts.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/15/2020 07:33 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [342 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Kudos to USA education system!
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/15/2020 7:41 Comments || Top||

#2  So they shouldn't be surprised or disappointed when their queer studies and barista science master's degrees don't generate enough income to pay off that six figure student tuition loan.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/15/2020 7:50 Comments || Top||

#3  The other way around MM: USA is bad because they've been told that their queer studies and barista science master's degrees should generate enough income to pay off that six figure student tuition loan.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/15/2020 7:54 Comments || Top||

#4  I dunno. I think the people selling that whopper about going in debt for a useless degree are no friends of the USA either...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/15/2020 8:01 Comments || Top||

#5  The same survey found 36 percent of all young Americans within the ages of 19-29 believe other countries are better than the U.S,

So why stay here? Your actions and belief system seem to be out of sync. [particularly given the example of millions of illegals who have come here]
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/15/2020 9:09 Comments || Top||

#6  Like my father used to tell me - 'If ya don't like it here, gettafuckout!'
Posted by: Raj || 01/15/2020 9:11 Comments || Top||

#7  Ref #5: Your actions and belief system seem to be out of sync.

Please explain ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/15/2020 9:13 Comments || Top||

#8  I suspect more virtue signaling than real opinion went into this poll.
Posted by: ruprecht || 01/15/2020 9:25 Comments || Top||

#9  Ship 'em to the other countries then. They will be crying to come back in a month.
Posted by: DarthVader || 01/15/2020 10:10 Comments || Top||

#10  Besoeker, I think he mean If their actions and belief systems synced they'd vote with their feet.
Posted by: ruprecht || 01/15/2020 11:29 Comments || Top||

#11  Reminds of the time that we did a survey in college in our Human Geography class: >90% would never live in Mississippi but only ~15% could identify Mississippi on the map.
Posted by: Airandee || 01/15/2020 13:52 Comments || Top||

#12  I'd be curious to see the ethnic, religious and um, epidermal breakdowns of these results.
Posted by: charger || 01/15/2020 14:08 Comments || Top||

#13  "young Americans say other countries are better"

So go there, already, jack@sses. We'll take up a collection to buy your one-way plane tickets.

Just make sure you renounce your citizenship before you leave so those other "special" countries will welcome you with open arms (or open something). >:-(
Posted by: Barbara || 01/15/2020 16:00 Comments || Top||

#14  I'd be willing to swap one leftist for a latin-American immigrant on a one-on-one basis.
Posted by: ruprecht || 01/15/2020 16:33 Comments || Top||

#15  I'd prefer to swap them for Eastern Europeans who have no illusions about "socialism".
Posted by: charger || 01/15/2020 19:43 Comments || Top||

#16  American students, disdaining
Traditional standards and training,
Convinced that their nation's
The worst in creation,
Remain there... to help... by complaining.
Posted by: Squinty Unolumble8261 || 01/15/2020 22:56 Comments || Top||

Iran drops to 2nd in places that hate America behind #1 Portland, Oregon
h/t Instapundit
[Genesius Times] - Video uploaded to Twitter shows Iranian students attending Tehran’s Behesti University carefully walking around the United States and Israeli flags after they were painted on the pavement.

This small but important event reflects a broader change in attitude in the country and officially puts it below Portland, Oregon as the place that hates America most.

"This year’s report shows that Iran, who have held the number one position in places that hate America for several decades, have lost their grip on the top position," report author Vin Deesell said. "Portland have stormed to the lead on the backs of America-hating Antifa."
Vin Deesell? *snort*
Portland residents celebrated the news by burning several thousand American flags and copies of the US constitution.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/15/2020 03:37 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [238 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Good one.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/15/2020 15:18 Comments || Top||

#2  Bee rival?
Nice start!
Posted by: Lex || 01/15/2020 15:21 Comments || Top||

#3  There are some right tricky headlines.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/15/2020 17:56 Comments || Top||

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