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‘967 Taliban Killed in 4 Days’ as Clashes Continue: ANDSF
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-Great Cultural Revolution
Facing Reality: Two Truths about Race in America
h/t Instapundit - it's just a book blurb, but ...
The charges of white privilege and systemic racism that are tearing the country apart fIoat free of reality. Two known facts, long since documented beyond reasonable doubt, need to be brought into the open and incorporated into the way we think about public policy: American whites, blacks, Hispanics, and Asians have different violent crime rates and different means and distributions of cognitive ability. The allegations of racism in policing, college admissions, segregation in housing, and hiring and promotions in the workplace ignore the ways in which the problems that prompt the allegations of systemic racism are driven by these two realities.

What good can come of bringing them into the open? America’s most precious ideal is what used to be known as the American Creed: People are not to be judged by where they came from, what social class they come from, or by race, color, or creed. They must be judged as individuals. The prevailing Progressive ideology repudiates that ideal, demanding instead that the state should judge people by their race, social origins, religion, sex, and sexual orientation.

We on the center left and center right who are the American Creed’s natural defenders have painted ourselves into a corner. We have been unwilling to say openly that different groups have significant group differences. Since we have not been willing to say that, we have been left defenseless against the claims that racism is to blame. What else could it be? We have been afraid to answer. We must. Facing Reality is a step in that direction.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/19/2021 03:19 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [187 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Cause the Left has failed abjectly in one community after the transfer of massive wealth, suspension of equal standing before the law through affirmative action programs, and every excuse offered up since the Great Society Program of the mid-1960s. So everyone and everything else is to blame rather than admit they've been fundamentally wrong and destructive to the entire enterprise known as America. It's like the scene in Downfall where you know who says the German people deserve this abyss because they failed him.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/19/2021 5:54 Comments || Top||


Maybe we need to get back to a simplified Welfare Leg Up system.
A system with written cut-off limits and not the inherited multi-generational system it has become.

Then tie assistance/collection to proper to civil / social behavior.
Because why should any still criminally active street thug, gang banger, drug dealing low life, baby factory be allowed to suck off taxpayer funded assistance?

NOTE: A look at FBI Crime Data Tables proves the racial crime disparity argument.

But with that said.
I will also say we need to look at how the Assistance availability / design has been located by racial design. Because a majority of the Black community's population tend to be located by design in racially segregated low income, poor economic Metro Areas and projects. Which has promoted a separate culture and social behavior. Plus it increases Democrat voter district political power.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 07/19/2021 8:21 Comments || Top||

#3  How bout a cumulative cut-off system. If yo mammy collected to the cut-off point, you are not eligible.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/19/2021 12:03 Comments || Top||

-Short Attention Span Theater-
Herd of Cows, Murder of Crows, and Congress of ???
Yesterday's "Shoe" comic
Posted by: Bobby || 07/19/2021 07:29 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [213 views] Top|| File under:

#1  PJ O'Rourke said it best: Parliament of Whores
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/19/2021 8:22 Comments || Top||

#2  and Congress of
Confederacy of Dunces.... no wait, that's already been done.
Posted by: Mercutio || 07/19/2021 8:39 Comments || Top||

#3  Congress of Creeps?

Congress of Criminals?
Posted by: CrazyFool || 07/19/2021 9:17 Comments || Top||

#4  Congress with Cows.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/19/2021 10:00 Comments || Top||

#5  Nitwits
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/19/2021 11:06 Comments || Top||

#6  Hoes?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/19/2021 14:27 Comments || Top||

#7  "Congress of Jackasses"
Posted by: Barbara || 07/19/2021 19:44 Comments || Top||

U.S. Diplomats in Afghanistan Have a Hopeless Task
[PJ] With the U.S. military pulling back and pulling out in Afghanistan, it’s left to a few dozen civilian diplomats to try to implement Joe Biden’s policies in the midst of a pandemic and armed conflict between the Taliban and less radical factions.

Biden has pledged not to abandon Afghanistan despite increasing signs that the U.S. has very little say in the matter. And without a military contingent backing them up and protecting them, diplomats are exposed and vulnerable.

"In the absence of a military complement in Kabul, the task of the U.S. Embassy is made infinitely more complex, dangerous and difficult," Hugo Llorens, who served as the top U.S. diplomat in Afghanistan under presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump, told The Washington Post.

Biden sees the primary mission of the United States in Afghanistan to broker some kind of deal between the Taliban and remaining government forces that will safeguard what’s left of the peace deal and, above all, protect the hard won gains of women who are threatened with a return to the stone age by Taliban victories.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/19/2021 00:06 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [163 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  A military surrender and hostage taking situation is very likely. Get out NOW !
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/19/2021 0:13 Comments || Top||

#2  With things in DC heating up for Biden, Biden is needing a dog to wag.
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 07/19/2021 0:16 Comments || Top||

#3  Biden has pledged not to abandon Afghanistan despite increasing signs that the U.S. has very little say in the matter. And without a military contingent backing them up and protecting them, diplomats are exposed and vulnerable.

"Don't underestimate his ability to fuck things up."
Posted by: Raj || 07/19/2021 0:35 Comments || Top||

#4  Oxymoron Alert: Biden + Policies. Implies Long-Term Logical Thought
Posted by: magpie || 07/19/2021 0:44 Comments || Top||

#5  Just don't blame Biden. There's a boat load of neo-cons who wanted to 'nation build' who had no grasp of what the hell they were doing. Wrong lessons, wrong war.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/19/2021 5:59 Comments || Top||

Taming the Afghan menace: Iran’s designs on Afghanistan
[AlAhram] As the US withdraws from Afghanistan, 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 Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
is turning its eye to opportunities there to fill the void left by the decades of military existence of the US, as it becomes the most vulnerable in the region to the threats posed by the bordering country.
With the Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/19/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [76 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

Government Corruption
Former Military Intelligence Captain Proves Stolen Election In Multiple States
[Populist Press] Military intelligence officer proves with data how the election was stolen in numerous states.
I'm pretty sure it was too, but I'd sooner trust forensic audits than an opinion and number juggling.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/19/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [284 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Good job captain! Now prove that Covid is not dangerous & Earth was created 5000+ years ago.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/19/2021 2:48 Comments || Top||

#2  The question is not whether COVID is dangerous. It clearly is - to those who it is dangerous to. The gummint solution is a lot like saying we can cure cancer by putting everyone on radiation and chemo.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/19/2021 11:01 Comments || Top||

#3  It may not be too hard to prove the election could have been stolen but I expect it is impossible to prove that it was stolen. Statistics may prove it highly unlikely it was not stolen. Many 'extra' votes may be turned up, but which ones were extra and who they were for can't be proven. Not only that, but a significant number of Republicans have no more interest in proving theft than do the Dems.
Posted by: Glenmore || 07/19/2021 11:15 Comments || Top||

#4  Imagine that your bank balance was as certain as the 2020 election.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/19/2021 11:20 Comments || Top||

#5  Is your bank account in fiat?
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 07/19/2021 11:53 Comments || Top||

#6  Point well taken.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/19/2021 12:04 Comments || Top||

#7  ZI personally have 1.2 million Quatloos...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/19/2021 12:05 Comments || Top||

#8  Today. Currently. For now...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/19/2021 12:06 Comments || Top||

#9  74,000 undocumented mail in ballots in Maricopa county alone, meaning they received 74,000 ballots that were not sent out by the state. Not too hard to prove...
Posted by: 49 Pan || 07/19/2021 12:33 Comments || Top||

Straight From The Marxist Playbook: Evidence Of Election Manipulation Mounts
[Blue State Conservative] n the late 1960s and early 1970s, Marxist community organizer Saul Alinsky taught Democrats that the path to political power is not to solve society’s problems, but to exacerbate them, to use them to create an atmosphere of perpetual crisis. As Obama’s former chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, put it: "Never let a good crisis go to waste."

Democrats did not let the COVID-19 pandemic go to waste. Instead, they used the national health emergency as an excuse to implement unprecedented changes in America’s long-standing election process. One of those changes was sending millions of unrequested mail-in ballots to every dead or alive person on voter rolls, a change that opened the door to virtually unlimited opportunities for massive election fraud.

Alinsky believed that socialism is so morally and intellectually superior that its proponents must prevail at the ballot box at all costs. When the post-1960s Democratic Party adopted Alinsky as its most revered political strategist, it embraced his belief that Democrats should employ any means necessary to win elections. The primary means through which Democrats have carried out that reprehensible mandate is by election rigging.

In 2016, I began compiling a file of documented instances of suspected or actual election fraud in major Democrat strongholds. Following are partial findings of 2020 election audits in Arizona and Georgia. What appears below is but the tip of a massive iceberg of methodical election fraud just now being uncovered. Because the audit findings are so damning, Democrats are in full panic mode, and their propagandists in the once-respected mainstream media are leaving no stone unturned in attacking the audit results.

Posted by: Besoeker || 07/19/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [158 views] Top|| File under:

Home Front: Politix
Democrats Are Fighting Against One Man One Vote, NOT Voter Suppression
[The LID] If one believes the Democrats all of the newly passed or proposed state election laws are trying to take away people’s right to vote—especially minorities. But the truth is that the Democratic Party is fighting against a basic principle of our democratic republic: one man, one vote.

The President is scheduled to speak in Philidelphia on Tuesday. Per his Spox Jen Psaki, "He’ll lay out the moral case for why denying the right to vote is a form of suppression, and a form of silencing He will redouble his commitment to using every tool at his disposal to continue to fight to protect the fundamental right of Americans to vote against the onslaught of voter suppression laws."

What voter suppression is she talking about? Is she talking about ID? Even Stacy Abrams supports voter ID (along with over three-quarters of the American people)? Does Psaki believe ID suppresses the rural voter like Kamala Harris believes about requiring voter ID with absentee ballots?
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/19/2021 08:57 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [159 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It's the "one time" part leftists are excited about.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/19/2021 12:45 Comments || Top||

#2  They are just trying to protect the dead's right to vote demoncrat!
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/19/2021 14:15 Comments || Top||

#3  Joe's on the route to 7 billion dem votes.
Posted by: Bobby || 07/19/2021 15:11 Comments || Top||

Penny Nance: Intel community targets Americans – what I learned from FBI's 'assessment' of me, my organization
[FoxNews]... according to The New York Times

...which still proudly displays Walter Duranty's Pulitzer prize...

, between 2009 and 2011, the FBI opened 82,325 assessments, eventually moving forward for an official investigation of only 3,315. Of course, most or maybe all of those did not result in convictions.

The agency has refused to provide CATO Institute with updated numbers. How many assessments have taken place in the past 10 years without Americans even knowing they are being targeted?

This policy change was purportedly made to monitor terrorists. So, why was an organization of God-fearing, freedom-loving, hard-working, taxpaying women scrutinized? 

The FBI’s documented reason for CWA’s "assessment" was that we were listed with two stars under Charity Navigators. Seriously? Is this what the FBI has been reduced to, searching online for charity ratings?

For the record, CWA has three stars with Charity Navigators, an unblemished record with Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) and clean audits every single year since our founding. Our financial record is spotless. 

We will probably never know why this really happened but the timing, June of 2016, would suggest that it may have had something to do with my personal support for then-presidential candidate Donald Trump
...His ancestors didn't own any slaves...
. It is an undisputed fact that the FBI circumvented the law in their zeal to get information on President Trump.

In the end and unsurprisingly, the "assessment" of CWA was closed without any finding of wrongdoing, but that’s not the point. We should not have been targeted in the first place. 

We should all be worried about the ability and hubris of a politicized FBI to invade and target American citizens and organizations out of favor with those in power. A citizen’s engagement in the political process, support for a presidential candidate, or a trip to Trump Tower should not draw the ire of the FBI. 

We call on Congress to clamp down on the trampling of our civil liberties using perhaps well-intentioned but overly indulgent rules. The American people deserve better. We demand better. 
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/19/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [118 views] Top|| File under:

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Mon 2021-07-19
  ‘967 Taliban Killed in 4 Days’ as Clashes Continue: ANDSF
Sun 2021-07-18
  Syrian President Bashar Assad is sworn in for a fourth seven-year term
Sat 2021-07-17
  Former Libyan PM, Al-Sarraj Purchases Vanuatu's Passport
Fri 2021-07-16
  As economic conditions worsen in Leb, angry Beirut residents attack Leb army vehicles; elsehwere, PM-designate Saad Hariri resigns
Thu 2021-07-15
  Taliban Control Spin Boldak Crossing in Kandahar, and beyond
Wed 2021-07-14
  '261 Taliban Killed' in Past 24 Hours: MoD
Tue 2021-07-13
  Turkmenistan deploying troops, heavy weapon on border with Afghanistan
Mon 2021-07-12
  Anti-govt protests in Cuba
Sun 2021-07-11
  Possibility of civil war in Afghanistan, sez Atta Muhammad Noor
Sat 2021-07-10
  Taliban claim to control 85 percent of Afghanistan
Fri 2021-07-09
  Heavy Fighting Around Ghazni City Reported
Thu 2021-07-08
  Ahmad Jibril, Syria-based Paleo terror group PFLP-GC #1, dead at 83; #2 Talal Naji new #1
Wed 2021-07-07
  Haitian President Jovenel Moise assassinated in his home
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  AI drone swarm ‘is used in combat for the first time as Israel deploy them to attack Hamas militants'
Mon 2021-07-05
  Nine Districts Fall to Taliban as Fighting Continues

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