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-Great Cultural Revolution
America Is Only One Step Away From A South African-Style Social Implosion
[Alt-Mkt] On the global news front I have been watching one event with special attention, mainly because it seems like almost no one else is — I am speaking of course about the social and economic collapse in South Africa that has been escalating over the past couple weeks. What is strange to me is that certain parallels between South Africa and the US are being summarily ignored.

Basically, the South African situation is a more exaggerated version of what is happening in America, and we need to consider if it is merely a preview of future events as the extra financial protections in the US begin to fall away.

South Africa’s government under the ANC (African National Congress) was already going full communist in 2018-2019 before the covid pandemic. Under proposed amendments to the constitution, they demanded that "reparations" be taken from white farmers in the form of land grabs, which would then be redistributed to black citizens.

This is the classic critical race theory argument — That because colonialism once existed, all beneficiaries and their supposed descendants owe dues to the descendants of indigenous people who lost their lands. The problem is, only the descendants of WHITE colonists are required to pay dues.

This is exactly the same path that socialists/Marxists in the Democratic Party are pursuing in the US, with some states and cities demanding reparations for blacks be written into law because of slavery nearly 200 years ago. The reparations movement is tiny, but like all other social justice initiatives it is gaining power because politicians and corporations are supporting it artificially. Why? That’s easy: It’s all about divide and conquer.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/25/2021 01:08 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [193 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Basically, the South African situation is a more exaggerated version of what is happening in America

No, it is merely at an advanced stage in S Africa.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/25/2021 6:03 Comments || Top||

#2  Except whites are a majority, and it's whites who lead anti-white racism.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/25/2021 6:42 Comments || Top||

#3  Honestly, the Woketards might be able to turn the cities into dystopian apocalyptic hellholes that'll end where the hated militia's set up roadblocks to keep food and other supplies out while the woke plague devolves into eating each other literally. Out in Normal human land, we'll just shake our heads and keep the guns close.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 07/25/2021 11:46 Comments || Top||

#4  just spent a week at Priest Lake,ID everything looks calm from there.
Posted by: 746 || 07/25/2021 13:56 Comments || Top||

#5 

Or Maybe Not !!!
Posted by: Croth Grimble6171 || 07/25/2021 22:21 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
Marcel Sternberger and Uncle Paskin
[ThriftBooks] Marcel Sternberger was a methodical man of nearly 50, with bushy white hair, guileless brown eyes, and the bouncing enthusiasm of a czardas dancer of his native Hungary. He always took the 9:09 Long Island Railroad train from his suburban home to Woodside, N.Y, where he caught a subway into the city.

On the morning of January 10, 1948, Sternberger boarded the 9:09 as usual. En route, he suddenly decided to visit Laszlo Victor, a Hungarian friend who lived in Brooklyn and was ill.

Accordingly, at Ozone Park, Sternberger changed to the subway for Brooklyn, went to his friend's house, and stayed until midafternoon. He then boarded a Manhattan-bound subway for his Fifth Avenue office. Here is Marcel's incredible story:
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Posted by: badanov || 07/25/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [104 views] Top|| File under:

#1  So that's where Lazlo ended up after leaving Rick in Casablanca.
Posted by: Glenmore || 07/25/2021 1:29 Comments || Top||

#2 
O day and night, but this is wondrous strange.

And therefore as a stranger give it welcome.
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in our philosophy.

Hamlet Act 1 Scene 5
Posted by: Deadeye Bourbon7149 || 07/25/2021 1:54 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
ALERT: Lib Summer Havens Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard Are COVID-19 Hotspots
[Free Beacon] Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard are the premier summer stomping grounds for obnoxious libs who enjoy feeling morally superior to their fellow Americans. According to science, however, they have also become COVID-19 hotspots as reckless libs flee to the beach in droves.

The Massachusetts vacation havens like to boast that they are some of the most-vaccinated locales in the country. They aren't so boastful of late, or at least they shouldn't be. A Fourth of July outbreak in Cape Cod's Provincetown has resulted in at least 250 confirmed cases, prompting local officials to issue an advisory urging people to wear masks indoors.

Following the July 4 weekend on Martha's Vineyard, health officials reported more new COVID-19 cases in four days than they had in the previous six weeks. Evidence suggests journalists are at least partially to blame.

"Guys Covid has changed things. I'm at the whitest white person wedding ever on Martha's Vineyard and literally every guest has been on the dance floor since the first song," journalist Lucy Huber tweeted on July 12, days before cases on the island started to spike.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/25/2021 02:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [132 views] Top|| File under:

#1  How can that be? You'd expect the COVID religionists to be on top of their game in such a place.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 9:35 Comments || Top||

#2  They run everything so well...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 10:32 Comments || Top||

#3  Let them die.
Posted by: Lonzo Hapsburg5562 || 07/25/2021 11:28 Comments || Top||

#4  They ruin everything so well...

FIFY
Posted by: CrazyFool || 07/25/2021 11:30 Comments || Top||


Vaccine Hesitancy Is 'Highly Informed, Scientifically Literate,' and 'Sophisticated
BLUF:
[PJ] But most vaccine skepticism, if by that we mean reluctance, is not based on conspiracy theorizing — it’s based on risk-benefit calculations. You may think it’s an innumerate calculation. But when you look at patterns of uptake in the United States, two factors stand out, factors that are larger in their effect than partisanship: age and density. The older you are and the denser your community, the more likely you are to be vaccinated. The younger you are, and the more rural your community, the less likely you are to have gotten it. This reflects the real facts about the risk of death from COVID. People may be wildly overestimating their risk from the vaccine and underestimating their risks from COVID — but they have the directional thinking correct. Those who are in less danger, act like it.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/25/2021 02:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [833 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "Directional thinking" has never been the government's goal. Compliance is the goal,
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/25/2021 2:18 Comments || Top||

#2  30% of people have no intention of being vaccinated. That's a hard floor. Our in-house magic numbers guy will have plenty of bad names to call them. Does he still want to punch the governor of Florida? Comon over. We'll pound you flat and enjoy listening to you try to say "Freudian Projection" with no teeth.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 2:27 Comments || Top||

#3  Think of it as evolution in action.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/25/2021 2:30 Comments || Top||

#4  True it is. The ones who ":have it all figured out" don't last long.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 2:37 Comments || Top||

#5  Disclaimer: I got vaccinated as soon as was possible for my age range. It didn't change my opinion that everyone else has to make that decision for themself. The "do it for the good of humanity" crap does not need to be discussed. Half of humanity wants the fruit of the other half's efforts. Fuck them.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 2:43 Comments || Top||

#6  everyone else has to make that decision for themself

No more than they're entitled to "make that decision for themselves" about DUI.

p.s. There are two groups in USA that under- vaccinated relative to the rest of the population. One is hard-core conservatives, the other are inner-city dwellers. Draw your own conclusions.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/25/2021 2:55 Comments || Top||

#7  I never tested positive. I am naturally immune. Got the jab anyway. How many people who never got it feel no need to get a shot? Of course, their DNA and immune systems are "Freudianly Projecting" and they will get the GAMMA or KAPPA variant shortly...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 2:57 Comments || Top||

#8  Similar but different, s "tropical disturbance" is moving away from the east coast of CONUS but may produce named raindrops along the east coast.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 3:01 Comments || Top||

#9  Oooh, unvaccinated is like DUI. Sounds like somebody is getting nervous.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 3:04 Comments || Top||

#10  Oooh, unvaccinated is like DUI

Exactly like.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/25/2021 3:07 Comments || Top||

#11  Lots of people propagate STDs. Not my problem. The notion that COVID people are infection machines is about the same. I don't kiss them, I don't let them sneeze in my face. The idea that someone else is dangerous to me just by living differently sounds sorta rayciss. Even tho it's true...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 3:08 Comments || Top||

#12  So, g, should people who blow 1.0 on a COVID meter be banned from breathing for a year?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 3:10 Comments || Top||

#13  Drunks Against Mad Mothers. Healthy People Against Gummint Freakouts. How bout this. My guns have killed no one. My breath has killed no one. Even the Founding Fathers didn't see a "right to breathe" as necessary in the Bill of Rights. Of course, the Bill of Rights did not carve out a space for panty wetting academics. Part of the reason they hate the Constitution so much...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 3:17 Comments || Top||

#14  Eric Hoffer said it: A religion needs a devil. COVID is a religion that worships it's own devil. Mr. "Freudian Projection" is just a USSR apparatchik who sees "wreckers" everywhere he looks.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 3:24 Comments || Top||

#15  Just think if HIV+ people had been forcibly quarantined back in the day. Lots of sorrow would have been avoided but the media would be screaming about the injustice of it now. They would treat COVID the same to sell newspapers. Think about it.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 3:39 Comments || Top||

#16  As I said (#6), draw your own conclusions.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/25/2021 3:42 Comments || Top||

#17  If "public health" really mattered, we'd be executing a lot of teenagers.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 3:45 Comments || Top||

#18  Conclusions. Right there with causation is not causality. Of course, people who mistake Excel for consciousness don't get that.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 3:50 Comments || Top||

#19  Maybe 2/3 of the human race is supposed to die because of a communist bioweapon accident. Have you ever considered that, g?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 3:55 Comments || Top||

#20  #17 Maybe you should try reinstitution corporeal punishment first.

#18 Have it your way.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/25/2021 3:57 Comments || Top||

#21  Bigger Picture. Not available as an Excel plug-in...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 3:58 Comments || Top||

#22  This subject is totally polarized. I have talked to people who would reelect Obama. Then those who would reelect Trump. No use providing any evidence. Some totally trust government and others are skeptical of government. I hold the opinion our government is capable of anything. Legal proceedings have started.Cease and desist legal action soon. Justice soon but outcome fair most likely not.
Posted by: Dale || 07/25/2021 4:04 Comments || Top||

#23  All God's creatures are born to die. Why have a bad attitude about it? You claim you are agnostic or athiest. You believe numbers are God. So look at the numbers, g. How much worse is the human race than last year? How much of it is disease? How much of that disease is more fatal because treatment changed during lockdowns? It can all be entered into an Excel sheet. Of course, if the answers don't line up weith narrative...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 4:08 Comments || Top||

#24  Every man has barely enough faith for himself in this day and age, so I can only speak for myself. I also understand that to some this may seem like stupidity, but bear with me.

It was promised to them that believe in God that the gates of hell shall not prevail against them, so some people don't care for diseases, man-made thingies or what have you. I can understand that, totally. To them, the profession of their faith includes fearlessness against calamity and plagues.

I also understand the conservative distrust for anything that comes out of a politician's or federal official's mouth. Some people are motivated just by that. I took the jab only out of rendering to Caesar, and with confidence that God will take care of the rest, that my life and death will not be decided by a chink playing with test tubes or some clueless geeks desperately trying to save governments from failing.

Most of you aren't afraid of death either. I think what you resent is being needlessly endangered because of high handedness and callousness of your rulers. Bear in mind that there be higher than them, and the highest is the keeper and saviour of your souls. Whatever you guys and girls do, just keep the faith and don't fear for anything.

The spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life. - Job [or psalms]


I do not think a Wuhan Lab construct or a bad batch from the good fellas at Pfizer can do much about it. Without our confidence in our own life, what are we?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/25/2021 4:14 Comments || Top||

#25  I do not accept that a number off a spreadsheet should control my life. I had no input into who chose the numbers, the algorithms, the software or the media distillation of the results. I'm several degrees of separation from the results and I won't run my life that way. If that makes me a drunk on the highway then learn to drive.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 4:16 Comments || Top||

#26  But, "Muh magic numbers!" "Your Freudian Projections." I. Just. Don't. Live. That. Way.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 4:22 Comments || Top||

#27  We are not talking about Avogadro's Number or the Chandrasekhar Limit here, so don't even try to go there, g.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 4:24 Comments || Top||

#28  Yes, yes. Biology is different. Chemists and physicists laugh...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 4:31 Comments || Top||

#29  These numbers, which we like, tell us this when fed into out spreadsheet..
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 4:42 Comments || Top||

#30  #27,28 Trying to change the subject?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/25/2021 4:45 Comments || Top||

#31  "The numbers I am comfortable with are correct." That's so sad....
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 4:47 Comments || Top||

#32  Oooh, unvaccinated is like DUI

Exactly like.

g(r)om)


It's official - you're a piece of shit.
Posted by: Raj || 07/25/2021 4:50 Comments || Top||

#33  The closest you get to Avogadro's Number or the Chandrasekhar Limit in your work, g, is cut and dried statistics, which is GIGO all the way.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 4:51 Comments || Top||

#34  #32 - Yes. If you offered drunks a shot that would give them 100% immunity from a DUI you'd get 100% takers. Totally different situation. g just isn't that smart.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 4:56 Comments || Top||

#35  I "changed the argument" from whatever to actual physical constants. Freudian projection, no doubt...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 5:07 Comments || Top||

#36  #32 Rantburg's leading intellectual have spoken.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/25/2021 5:13 Comments || Top||

#37  #35 When, if ever, you'll grow up MM - you'll find out that the tricks you learned in your high-school debating club have no place in arguments about reality.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/25/2021 5:15 Comments || Top||

#38  Ref #36 & #37: Please disagree without being disagreeable.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/25/2021 6:48 Comments || Top||

#39  But #32 is perfectly OK? Eh?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/25/2021 6:54 Comments || Top||

#40  Im comfortable with the statements I've made. I never got around to insulting anyone, but I did insult some religious convictions. And got the expected feedback.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 9:19 Comments || Top||

#41  #32 wasn't me, but he gets to say his piece around here too. I'm still waiting for the absolute physical constant that bolsters your "arguments..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 9:25 Comments || Top||

#42  I'm not the one screeching about "Freudian Projection" and accusing people of psychiatric issues just because I disagree with them. That's a very soviet kind of thinking, eh, tovarisch?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 9:30 Comments || Top||

#43  Poor MM, I really hurt your feelings. Sorry. You're special - don't believe anybody who tells you that you are not.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/25/2021 9:44 Comments || Top||

#44  My IQ is around 125. My key "intellectual leap" is to realize it's not my place to run other people's lives. For a Leo that's a really difficult reach...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 9:46 Comments || Top||

#45  No worries. My feewings aren't the focus of my life...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 9:48 Comments || Top||

#46  "Flame Off!" for this thread, today anyway
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 9:50 Comments || Top||

#47  ^😎
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/25/2021 10:12 Comments || Top||

#48  Keeping people in the dark or steered in a specific direction seems to be a goal of big government.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/25/2021 10:12 Comments || Top||

#49  You get the government you vote for. I was happy with Bibi, and pleasantly surprised by Bennet.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/25/2021 10:14 Comments || Top||

#50  The more complicated the issue, the less likely there is a "simple truth."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 10:15 Comments || Top||

#51  G, you still live in a land where politicians understand politics is the art of the possible. We're way past that here in the USA. Watch us, there will be clues to what's coming next.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 10:27 Comments || Top||

#52  ^There are some advantages/disadvantages for every political system.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/25/2021 10:42 Comments || Top||

#53  Yes. The system is usually sound. The pols not so much.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 10:46 Comments || Top||

#54  Rantburg's leading intellectual have spoken.

That's debatable, but what isn't up for debate - you're still a POS.
Posted by: Raj || 07/25/2021 10:49 Comments || Top||

#55  Rantburg's leading intellectual have spoken.

That's debatable,


So, would you settle for 'burg's mascot?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/25/2021 11:01 Comments || Top||

#56  #49 You get the government you vote for

Maybe not.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/25/2021 11:03 Comments || Top||

#57  So, would you settle for 'burg's mascot?

And you'd be Nurse Ratched.
Posted by: Raj || 07/25/2021 11:05 Comments || Top||

#58  You get the government you vote for.

The evidence thus far appears to show that is not the case this round in America — at the federal level, at least. With procedures being tightened up in many Republican-controlled states, the next several years should be interesting.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/25/2021 11:12 Comments || Top||

#59  You should just go the extra kilometer and accuse people who won't get vaccinated of premeditated murder. Maybe now you understand why I called you a piece of shit.
Posted by: Raj || 07/25/2021 11:12 Comments || Top||

#60  Everybody who has worked with someone who said "I don't get a flu shot. I get the flu anyway and the shot seems to guarantee it's worse." raise your hand.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 11:14 Comments || Top||

#61  Yes, an anecdote, but one I've heard a bunch of times.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 11:15 Comments || Top||

#62  ^59. Sorry, no habla bandarlog.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/25/2021 11:18 Comments || Top||

#63  Voting is a shuck to placate the rubes.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 11:21 Comments || Top||

#64 
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/25/2021 11:22 Comments || Top||

#65  Actually, I've mailed lots of stuff USPS doesn't like. I just pack it so even they can't detonate damage it.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 11:27 Comments || Top||

#66  #6
Keep repeating CNN talking points.
Is that the best you can do?
Of course it is, vax worshipers swallow anything.
Posted by: Lonzo Hapsburg5562 || 07/25/2021 11:27 Comments || Top||

#67  I did know a guy who sorted packages at UPS when an ATF operation busted people stealing guns.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 11:31 Comments || Top||

#68  The media every week runs a story about someone who was anti-vax in their social media and then died of COVID. Is anyone tracking the social media / fatal COVID case angle?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 11:39 Comments || Top||

#69  Anyone have knowledge or a comment on this:

COVID intervention.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/25/2021 11:40 Comments || Top||

#70  ^-- sorry link appears to be bad :(
Posted by: CrazyFool || 07/25/2021 11:41 Comments || Top||

#71  Well, I get a "not found" screen. That seems appropriate.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 11:42 Comments || Top||

#72  WRT the DUI non argument, if the gummint required you to drive drunk, insist you allow your kids to have homosexual encounters in school, would you go along with that?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 11:46 Comments || Top||

#73  BTW, Neil Cavuto is sucking Fauxi's d*ck on TV. Are you still watching that crap channel?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 11:58 Comments || Top||

#74  g(r)omgoruI I am far from a "hard core conservative" nor am I an inner city dweller. I have not been vaccinated nor do I plan on it.
Posted by: M FAR FROM "HARD CORE CONSERVATIVE" NOR AM i AN INNER CITY DWELLER BUT i AM NOT VACCINATED NOR DO i INTEND TO BE. || 07/25/2021 12:10 Comments || Top||

#75  g(r)omgoru I am far from a "hard core conservative" nor am I an inner city dweller. I have not been vaccinated nor do I plan on it.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 07/25/2021 12:12 Comments || Top||

#76  ^Well, goodbye.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/25/2021 12:13 Comments || Top||

#77  What makes you think I will get covid and die?
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 07/25/2021 12:18 Comments || Top||

#78  All unvaccinated will - if not delta, then epsilon.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/25/2021 12:21 Comments || Top||

#79  ^ Cripe, there's the problem. The man has about a point oh two percent chance of dying from COVID. But to the COVID religionist it's the black death.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 12:21 Comments || Top||

#80  Jf a virus was going to mutate until it was 100% fatal to humans it would have happened a long time ago. Or maybe Chinese help made it different this time?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 12:24 Comments || Top||

#81  Yes, yes, HIV (thanks, Tony) and Ebola which seems to not spread much.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 12:28 Comments || Top||

#82  The gummint never seemed to getting around to outlawing sex over syphilis or HIV. Story in there somewhere...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 12:30 Comments || Top||

#83  ^I said it before, and I'll say it again - all covid-skeptics are CCP collaborators.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/25/2021 12:31 Comments || Top||

#84  A jerk just got two years in jail here for having undisclosed HIV+ sex with multiple women. Who want to bet against some federal judge tossing tbat sentence because it gives LGBTQWXYZ activists the howling fantods?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 12:38 Comments || Top||

#85  COVID intervention.

Besoeker, for your link you pasted Azithromycin, zinc sulfate and budesonide with HCQ instead of a URL.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/25/2021 12:40 Comments || Top||

#86  >I said it before, and I'll say it again - all
>covid-skeptics are CCP collaborators.

You were a vax skeptic six months ago.

You know, the more shit you spread, the harder it's going to be to get people to take the vaccine when we finally get one that's actually worth a flying fuck. "Here, try this one, it's better than the mandatory one we made you take last month with the side effects and the high failure rate."
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 07/25/2021 12:41 Comments || Top||

#87  Well, I got vaccinated so I actually need to drink some Wild Turkey if i want to drive drunk. As for respecting other people's choices, I'll keep checking my mailbox for my CCP membership card...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 12:41 Comments || Top||

#88  If Tony Fauxi started reading lottery numbers on TV I'd believe nobody ever wins the lottery.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 12:44 Comments || Top||

#89  g(r)omgoru My doctor said even if I get covid I have a 99+ percent chance of surviving. The vaccines are not 100 percent effective, actually less than 99 percent. I have a less than 1 percent chance of getting it. There are known short term side effects that I do not wish to take a chance on having and there are unknown long term side effects I also don't wish to take a chance on. I am not a covid skeptic.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 07/25/2021 12:58 Comments || Top||

#90  I'm not a COVID skeptic. I've known people who got it and I've known people who have lost family members to it. What I am skeptical about is the magic numbers and the gummint's hair on fire approach. If they worried about the national debt 1/10th as much they might be marginally credible. But no. Draw your own conclusions.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 12:58 Comments || Top||

#91  All unvaccinated will (die)- if not delta, then epsilon.

Yet you called my post bandolier (or some such) which made the exact same point you just made. You really are a piece of shit.
Posted by: Raj || 07/25/2021 12:59 Comments || Top||

#92  COVID response is a religion.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 13:00 Comments || Top||

#93  COVID is not the flu, but it's going to be the new flu. CDC recorded no flu deaths this year. MAgIC NuMbErZ...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 13:04 Comments || Top||

#94  I'll throw my two cents in here, just to stir the pot.

I'm almost 75 years old, my wife will be 79 in a few months. Neither of us is getting the vaccine until it's been DEMONSTRATED to be safe for people with our underlying conditions (diabetes, neuropathy, other problems). The number of people OF ALL AGES that have died from this vaccine are so high as to be unacceptable. The number of people who have gotten their "immunizations", then later contracted the disease, is unacceptable.

My daughter almost died of COVID pneumonia. The local hospital gave her invermectin. She survived. My wife and I were exposed both before and after her hospitalization, and haven't gotten sick. We take vitamin C and D daily, along with zinc. Haven't had a cold in four years. The only time I've had the "flu" (multiple diseases under a common name) was the only time I had a flu shot. My wife had Hong Kong back when that was a major worry, and hasn't had any flu since. The best way to beat this crap is to have a healthy immune system that fights it off.
Posted by: Old Patriot || 07/25/2021 13:07 Comments || Top||

#95  Motion for Preliminary Injunction Civil Action No. 2:21-cv-00702-CLM.Let the games begin.
Posted by: Dale || 07/25/2021 13:12 Comments || Top||

#96  OP, God bless you, your wife, your daughter and all the rest of us. You are, of course Freudian Projecting your childish and uneducated CCP approved anecdotes. I hope you get that everything I wrote after the first period is /sarc
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 13:12 Comments || Top||

#97  Oi vey, I've hurt your feelings. If you lot were, just a little bit, more honest with yourself ... but then, there is no use to ask for miracles.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/25/2021 13:15 Comments || Top||

#98  Going to guess Rantburg will survive the current hysteria. I suspect most of us have had our feelings hurt by better than you.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 13:19 Comments || Top||

#99  Honesty is the rarest miracle. People worshipping COVID are immune to the truth.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 13:20 Comments || Top||

#100  #94 exactly. Doctors are saying the increased stress level on a daily basis weakens immune system.

Violations on all 10 Nuremberg 1947 crimes against humanity.
Posted by: Dale || 07/25/2021 13:23 Comments || Top||

#101  And my lot, it doesn't worship a virus, a spreadsheet or St. Tont Fauxi...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 13:24 Comments || Top||

#102  Going to guess we have figured out where Herb went...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 13:33 Comments || Top||

#103  #89 If you die, your family can sue him for malpractice - does he has good insurance?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/25/2021 13:33 Comments || Top||

#104  Ever notice politicians and number crunchers who are not CPAs are essentially immune to malpractice suits?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 13:36 Comments || Top||

#105  Oi vey, I've hurt your feelings. If you lot were, just a little bit, more honest with yourself ... but then, there is no use to ask for miracles.

This is perfect. You are defining honesty as agreement with you!
Posted by: Caesar Splat5524 || 07/25/2021 13:40 Comments || Top||

#106  ^ killshot
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 13:42 Comments || Top||

#107  I like g. I wish he would take a look at himself and realize Excel isn't Wisdom, Knowledge, Truth or Beauty. Tben he could stop sitting at the kids' table...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 13:49 Comments || Top||

#108  I expect the longest Rantburg thread was much longer and probably more interesting. I suspect TW has the dope on that...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 13:57 Comments || Top||

#109  Yes, in the Murat and Aris days.
Posted by: Frank G || 07/25/2021 13:59 Comments || Top||

#110  You know who I miss, blogger wise? Marduk of Babylonian Musings. I miss Daniel Medley too.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 14:02 Comments || Top||

#111  I like you too, MM - you amuse me. So, a few months from now - when booster shots will be available, don't forget to take yours.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/25/2021 14:08 Comments || Top||

#112  Im all on board with that, g. I need to be around to pester you...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 14:13 Comments || Top||

#113  Get a room
Posted by: Frank G || 07/25/2021 14:15 Comments || Top||

#114  I was totally against anti-vaxxers (felt it was a crime against humanity) until COVID. Nobody needs measels or polio, or even COVID. But the new sales pitch puts my teeth on edge and that just can't be ignored.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 14:17 Comments || Top||

#115  Frank G. helps us keep it real.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 14:19 Comments || Top||

#116  And, g, next time something as bad as polio comes around, I'll be a fucking stormtrooper.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 14:24 Comments || Top||

#117  Most of what needs to be done to prevent the next polio is to electrocute Fauxi and Daszak at half time of the next Super Bowl.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 14:31 Comments || Top||

#118  If the gubamint was really worried about covid spread the southern border would be closed.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 07/25/2021 15:26 Comments || Top||

#119  I expect the longest Rantburg thread was much longer and probably more interesting.

M.Murcek, we’ve had threads that went close to 200 comments. In general because they got nasty, which makes me cry. I’m sure Frank G is right about the instigators. Also, g(r)omguru is not Herb McCoy.

Too many of the comments in this thread, except for personal anecdotes, are repetitions of things said with the same level of frustration multiple times previously — none of which changed any minds then. We are all blind philosophers trying to figure out the elephant.

g(r)omgoru dear, if you have not yet done so, please follow the links to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology study referenced in the original article. The entire point is that the research shows skeptics are responding to the published data at a high level of sophistication, as measured by the shocked MIT anthropologists. The data underline the need for humility and mutual respect in such discussions.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/25/2021 15:51 Comments || Top||

#120  It's OK to disagree with my fellow Burgers, but I do try to keep it factual. I personally don't appreciate my intelligence or sanity being questioned by anyone who has never actually met me, and I try to remind myself that no one else likes that either. At the same time, I'd be the first to admit I can be quite insane and have been known to plumb the depths of human stupidity. But I have my good days too. I've learned a lot from the various experts here who don't start with "I'm an expert" but instead make their knowledge accessible to me. This place is special and worthwhile and I try to always remind myself that I need to be worthy. I sometimes fall short, and if I ever fall way too short, toss me. But I'm glad to be here and appreciate everyone else who contributes here. Especially the ones I don't always agree with. They are a gut-check we all need, I hope I'm something like that to others at times...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 16:08 Comments || Top||

#121  #118. Absolutely Deacon!
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/25/2021 16:23 Comments || Top||

#122  ^TW,
27.1% of the world population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 13.7% is fully vaccinated. 3.86 billion doses have been administered globally, and 30.86 million are now administered each day.

You don't think if there were any adverse effects, we'd hear about it by now? I mean, not a few dozens people but a few hundred thousand.

p.s. Before vaccines become available, we seen - here at Ranburg - a "scientific" report that masks don't work, at least once a week. We seen reports that people who recovered from Covid have antibodies six-months later. We seen reports that HCQ, ivermectin - and, for all I know hair growth cream - cure Covid.

So, it all may be science for MIT anthropologists. For me, it's no different from AGW science or Christian science or Creation Science (or a book by an eminent physicist - they used to be published one every few years, "proving" that evolution can't work).

p.s. IMO, in USA, simple questions of epidemiology & immunology become mixed with your Manichean politics. And I'm really, really don't want any more people in this group disappearing.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/25/2021 16:29 Comments || Top||

#123  Any anomaly will get extra attention. I personally squirm in my skin when I read Candace Owen making every anecdote she recounts into the apocalypse. Have people had adverse reactions up to and including death from vaccines? For sure. People die in car wrecks and plane crashes too, but we don't stop driving or flying. OTOG, no one makes you get in a car or a plane. I think the idea you must be vaccinated is not much different from the idea you must get a college degree. Lots of people will never pay off their Queer Studies degree loans (politicians keep saying they are going to make rich taxpayers cover that but don't hold your breath) Yes, some will say that it's no meaningful comparison, but imagine what that capital - human and monetary - could have done if not pathetically misdirected. It's hard to accept that a person can kill an inconvenient human being and call it choice but be labeled a threat to humanity because they choose not to be vaccinated. Yes, yes, consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds. Give me something better than that, OK?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 16:43 Comments || Top||

#124  I keep hearing that delta variant is spreading like wildfire, but I'm not hearing about increased death rates or overflowing hospitals. Makes me wonder if its weaker, and if our health care industry pretty much knows what to do in most cases now that they've had a years experience.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 07/25/2021 16:58 Comments || Top||

#125  If you are hearing it from CNN or FAUX News or from anything downstream IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 17:06 Comments || Top||

#126  Per my tracking of Worldometers data, cases are up over the last two months, but deaths have been steady at 300-400 a day. Compare to 6,968 dead on Feb. 13.

I believe the press is hyperventilating to support Joe's vaccine goals.
Posted by: Bobby || 07/25/2021 17:30 Comments || Top||

#127  #122 -- Maybe you're not reading the right material. So far, more than 5000 deaths have been reported to VAERS since December, 2020. Compare that to fewer than 500 deaths from polio vaccines since 1954. I grew up in Louisiana. I had classmates that had polio. I gladly got the vaccine, as did most of my relatives. I don't see the same incentive to get a vaccine that has ten times the adverse effect in eight months that the polio vaccine had in 60+ years.
https://undercurrents723949620.wordpress.com/2021/07/23/injuries-upon-vaccination-nearing-500000-5467-u-s-deaths/
Posted by: Old Patriot || 07/25/2021 17:40 Comments || Top||

#128  #127
more than 5000 deaths have been reported to VAERS since December, 2020. Compare that to fewer than 500 deaths from polio vaccines since 1954.

Over 98 million Americans received one or more doses of polio vaccine between 1955 and 1963 when a proportion of vaccine was contaminated with SV40; an estimated 10–30 million Americans may have received a dose of vaccine contaminated with SV40.[31]

Now 500/98000000 = 5.1*10^(-6)

On the other hand 3.86 billion doses of covid vax. Lets see 5*10^3/386*10^7 = 1.26*10^(-6) .

Finally: 5.1/1.26 = 4.04.

Aren't you ashamed of yourself?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/25/2021 18:15 Comments || Top||

#129  #128 = are you pleased with yourself? No other friends to annoy or bore?
Posted by: Frank G || 07/25/2021 18:30 Comments || Top||

#130  #128: You're trying to compare 98 million Americans getting a vaccine to 3.68 billion doses administered. Does not necessarily mean 3.68 billion Americans got vaccinated (Since there's only ~330 million people in the nation). Nice try, but a statistical fail. You're also comparing a period that covered ~8 years with one that's covered less than 8 MONTHS. Another statistical fail.

I'm not good at math, but my logic appears to be better than yours. The numbers of deaths is still unacceptable to me, and so is the number of seriously injured. When those numbers improve (by at least 1000%) I might reconsider.
Posted by: Old Patriot || 07/25/2021 19:10 Comments || Top||

#131  WTF went on here? Gawddayumn you guys can go at one thing all day!
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/25/2021 19:11 Comments || Top||

#132  In today's Sun paper front page we have an article about Fort Detrick in Frederick Maryland. Basically they report that China is spreading disinformation about their work there in bio weapon engendering.That the locals know that is not being done there, hogwash. I know for a fact locals have been concerned for years about their work there in a local civilian community. I delivered medical products for the study of bird deaths(of Pneumonia) that occurred so rapidly. I understand sheep also die very fast as well of pneumonia. This goes back to the 70's. So media news is simply propaganda is my point. Several times in my life I have been years ahead of the general population on ideas. Why, I don't know. I tell you this I could lie and people would accept what I say easier. The truth is harder to accept. So I have been here many times. This vaccine problem has just begun. It is unfortunate and unnecessary but with a shortened life span and many die(of vaccine) in the next two years will prove the truth of what others have said more qualified than myself. The sign up ahead says bridge is out but people insist the sign is wrong and drive forward. Such are the ways of people.
Posted by: Dale || 07/25/2021 19:27 Comments || Top||

#133  The finest thing about the Burg is conversations about a serious subject without censor. Just like this.
Posted by: newc || 07/25/2021 20:46 Comments || Top||

#134  #133, I ditto that.
Posted by: Dale || 07/25/2021 20:50 Comments || Top||

#135  President Joe Biden plans to create ways for Americans to report radicalized friends and family to the government



"As the Burg goes, so goes the nation"

Nom de plume, IP addresses, opinions, social ranking assessments, County Town City State Nation association research and it goes on until people are identified and tracked down; this is the environment the government is creating, announced on June 6th 2021. 🔗 above
Posted by: Helmuth, Speaking for and Company5062 || 07/25/2021 21:34 Comments || Top||

#136  D-Day. Bummer
Posted by: Lowspark || 07/25/2021 21:41 Comments || Top||

#137  #135 all a grand illusion on his part. When has a Democrat done anything right?. Nobody wants to work now. Huff and puff.
Posted by: Dale || 07/25/2021 21:42 Comments || Top||


-Land of the Free
The closest you can get to mind control is speech control
[American Thinker] Why has the United States been transmogrified in little more than half a century from a Christian nation that joyously displayed Christmas trees and crèches in public spaces into a secular nation that bans prayers at public school graduation ceremonies, allows men who "identify" as women to invade female dressing rooms, and even celebrates a woman's constitutional "right" to snuff out the life in her womb? These are a few of the transformations in American society that Michael Knowles analyzes in his recent work Speechless: Controlling Words, Controlling Minds — transformations broadly attributed to "political correctness" and Marxism.

As Knowles's subtitle suggests, a major component of the left's revisionist project is through control and manipulation of language, making it almost impossible to think and speak outside the radicals' linguistic box. The apotheosis of what once seemed modest feminist-inspired changes (e.g., substituting "chairperson" for "chairman") is the modern demand (on pain of being labeled a "transphobic bigot") that everyone must call a man a woman if "she" identifies as a woman. This linguistic project is part and parcel of the "long march through the institutions" that "cultural Marxists" deem necessary to destroy the "false consciousness" Americans imbibed from traditional culture.

To give one salient example, if the values extant in the 1950s permeated society, most women would likely embrace the idea of being married and a mom — a decision that feminists like Simone de Beauvoir equated with being in prison. "Women should not have that choice, precisely because if there is such a choice, too many women will make that one." Given the enthusiastic "breaking the glass ceiling" rhetoric that emanates incessantly from leftist media and the implicit denigration of women who choose to become mothers and homemakers, de Beauvoir's vision of "freedom" for women now lacks only the element of legal compulsion. To control language, one must occupy the "commanding heights of the culture," and today, all these institutions (media, academia, Big Tech) are overwhelmingly under leftist control.

Explaining Marxist goals and their linguistic tactics, however, is only one side of Knowles' argument. The most provocative component of his book concerns a critique of conservatives who play into the hands of their opponents by failing to see the importance of these linguistic battles or by countering them with abstract paeans to "free speech" and "free markets." By defining the linguistic terms of debate, Marxists are able to create "heads I win, tails you lose" scenarios that revolve around putative "rights" of "marginalized" populations who "feel excluded" by traditional culture (e.g., statues of Jefferson, the National Anthem, the nuclear family). Knowles observes that "free speech" and "anti-censorship" arguments only create a moral vacuum that the culturally dominant left inevitably fills. He further notes that no society, including America, ever tolerated all manner of speech or failed to censor actions and ideas it deemed inimical to its welfare.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/25/2021 01:30 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [148 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The old Monty Python sketch: "What do I mean when I say mean? What do I mean when I say say?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 1:35 Comments || Top||

#2  Woody Guthrie had a sticker on his guitar that said "This machine kills fascists." Woody, of course, was a fascist lover to the core. Yes, children, they are afraid of words so say them, loud and proud. People who are afraid of speech and ideas are dangerous people indeed.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 1:39 Comments || Top||

#3  Yup. Happens on this site too. How often do you see words like "Dreamers" used instead of substituted? The ignorant person who posted it didn't even think, but implicitly accepted the Left's frame.
Posted by: Slomorong Thraiger7030 || 07/25/2021 3:17 Comments || Top||

#4  Actually you can get to mind control too. You just have to keep the mind malleable and confused long enough from birth to adulthood, so as to deny it proper development. Catch 'em young, as they say.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/25/2021 4:24 Comments || Top||

#5  "Ye can make much of a Scotsman, if you catch him early..."

- Samuel Johnson
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 10:11 Comments || Top||

#6  Removing the head makes mind control a cinch.
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 07/25/2021 12:56 Comments || Top||


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Hitler's tracks: Stalag 322 in Murmansk region
Direct translation of the article via Google Translate. Edited. Click on the title to see photos from that time.
IA REGNUM continues to investigate the traces of Hitler's aggression and genocide on the territory of modern Russia. Our new step on this path is a series of essays on concentration, labor, transfer camps on the territory of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation within its current borders.

The project is being implemented jointly with the Alexander Pechersky Foundation.

Continued on Page 49
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Europe
The Assassination of Reinhard Heydrich
Posted by: badanov || 07/25/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [205 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Doing what must be done often comes at a high price...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 0:36 Comments || Top||

#2  in "Man in the High Castle" he was executed by then-Obergruppenfuhrer John Smith's SS officer, Erich Raeder after inadvertently revealing Martin Heusmann as the coup mastermind. The coup was an assassination of Hitler.
Posted by: Lord Garth || 07/25/2021 10:35 Comments || Top||

#3  "This guy's not some pimp on the Reeperbahn, he's an SS Colonel."

- Sven Hassel
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 11:00 Comments || Top||

#4  Where can I watch Man in the High Castle?
Posted by: Chris || 07/25/2021 15:34 Comments || Top||

#5  ^ Torrents are best, if you don't want to contribute to the wealth of Netflix etc.

Install Tor. Head to 1337x.to and search for it. Oh, you'll need μTorrent too. If there's a simpler way I don't... wait!

There's 123moviesto.to also. You'll need Tor browser of course. Just stream it off there, keep clicking down popups from time to time.


Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/25/2021 17:00 Comments || Top||

#6  Where can I watch Man in the High Castle?

The series is on Amazon Prime Video. A video only subscription is about $9/month
Posted by: SteveS || 07/25/2021 17:25 Comments || Top||


Science & Technology
Privately built and flown aircraft reached space 17 years before Bezos
From a Facebook posting:
Back in 2004, a guy named Brian Binnie flew this little rocket-powered beauty, basically built in Burt Rutan’s garage, into space. No computer controls, not even hydraulics…the control surfaces were connected to the joystick by cables and pulleys, like a WWI biplane. THIS was the first privately built aircraft to fly to space, twice within two weeks.

So when Amazon man emerges from his ridiculously expensive toy that he had nothing to do with designing, building or flying (he even thanked all of us for paying for it), wearing a cowboy hat as if he some living-on-the-edge maverick who’s risking it all…well, I’ll tip my hat in respect to Brian.

Great little documentary about Burt and the whole crew if anyone’s interested…

Posted by: badanov || 07/25/2021 01:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [218 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Very cool, Besoeker. Only remembered now are the lost Vineland settlement of Erik the Red and the apparently regular foraging trips across the Atlantic of the Medieval Irish monks, yet they led to Columbus and the colonization of the Americas. It’s important to remember the pioneers, even if they did not establish a permanent beachhead.

Jeff Bezos did not do the research and development, but it was his interest and money that enabled this flight to happen — and considerably more cheaply and quickly than the U.S. government’s NASA, if possibly more expensively than Mr. Rutan’s project (we don’t know — Rutan’s project also had outside billionaire funding). Mr. Bezos earned the right to show his trust in the team that did the actual work by risking his life in the still experimental demonstration.

Let us be glad he chose to spend some of his profits on helping us escape the planet of our birth instead of wholly on destroying our politics and society down here.

And yes, every Amazon transaction did contribute in small part to enabling him to enable the scientists and engineers. I am as willing to accept credit for this participation as previous generations were to accept that by paying taxes they became partial owners of that “...one small step for a man, one giant leap for Mankind.” That Jeff Bezos expressed this awkwardly is no surprise, but does not change my part in the thing.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/25/2021 13:44 Comments || Top||

#2  What a great guy!
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/25/2021 13:46 Comments || Top||

#3  Mr. Rutan’s Wikipedia page is fascinating (yes, Wikipedia does have its uses, however imperfect it most definitely is). His partnership with Paul Allen, formerly of Microsoft, is of long standing, and his work over the decades has been much honoured within the industry, including winning the first X Prize for this effort.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/25/2021 13:56 Comments || Top||

#4  One of Rutan's sponsors was a guy named Richard Branson, soon to be of Virgin Galactic fame. So Rutan's legacy continues.
Posted by: Bobby || 07/25/2021 14:39 Comments || Top||

#5  Salvage 1
Posted by: rjschwarz || 07/25/2021 17:02 Comments || Top||

#6  Always something inspiring and informative from you, badanov. Those bloody fools in their million dollar toys and teams of desperate techies.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/25/2021 17:08 Comments || Top||

#7  Thank you Mr. B. Inspiring. He overcame many detractors, I assure you. Like New Zealanders Burt Munro fastest Indian.
Posted by: Dale || 07/25/2021 19:44 Comments || Top||

#8  Mr. B a side note; "Aloha Wanderwell (Idris Galcia Hall née Welsh, October 13, 1906 – June 4, 1996) was a Canadian-American Internationalist explorer, author, filmmaker, and aviator. In the 1920s, while still a teenager, she traveled 380,000 miles across 80 countries, becoming the first woman to circumnavigate the globe in a Ford 1918 Model T. Beginning when she was just 16 years old, the journey took the five years 1922–1927 to complete."
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Posted by: Dale || 07/25/2021 21:49 Comments || Top||


Terror Networks
'Islamic State' poses growing threat across Africa
[DW] After the so-called "Islamic State" saw its influence wane in the Middle East, the group and its affiliates targeted poorly governed areas in Africa. But just how big is the threat across the continent?

In 2018, the West Africa Center for Counter Extremism (WACCE) reported up to 6,000 West Africans who had fought with IS had returned home from Iraq and Syria after the group's self-proclaimed caliphate collapsed.
Last week, Niger's President Mohammed Bazoum said his country needed technological assistance from its European partners to fight jihadis. He complained of swaths of territory in Mali and Niger being taken over by the so-called "Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
" (IS) — known also as ISIS — and its affiliates.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/25/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [127 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  If you put a teaspoon of sewage in a barrel of sewage, you get...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 0:56 Comments || Top||

#2  Ah, just as expected. Marketing new threats now that Afghanistan is closed for business.
Posted by: Slomorong Thraiger7030 || 07/25/2021 3:12 Comments || Top||

#3  Shitholes seeking help from the abundance of confused European and American moralists, to preserve their own faulty kingdoms. Independent nations not willing to civilize, it's high time they took responsibility for their own failures. Or ask China their full time partner in raping their own countries.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/25/2021 5:59 Comments || Top||

#4  Yea, well, too bad. At least Muslims don't practice cannibalism.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/25/2021 6:47 Comments || Top||

#5  Muzzizm is a form of Freudian Projection. You heard it here first...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2021 10:04 Comments || Top||

#6  Tribal Warfare in the 60's-80's: "I'm a Communist, You Die!" Today "I'm ISIS,..."
Posted by: magpie || 07/25/2021 12:13 Comments || Top||

#7  Muzzizm is a form of Freudian Projection

Yes, very well maybe. Especially the modern muzzism. In medieval times they had some grit and integrity those bastards. Now it's just projecting their own hostility and baseness on others to guilt our courts and legislatures into accommodating them as 'minorities'.

Fun Fact: Projection itself is mis-associated with the Freud senior, as it was his daughter Anna who 'discovered' it. Wasn't much of a discovery, she just gave a name to a transparent trick delinquents and sociopaths had been pulling since ever.
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