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Israel pounds Hamas after 15 injured in rocket barrage
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-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
CNN blames severe thunderstorm on Climage Change (video)
[Right Scoop] CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota blamed Climate Change this morning for a violent thunderstorm that produced baseball-sized hail in Colorado yesterday.

Ok first of all, this happening in August is probably more common than these ditzy CNN anchors would like to admit. After all, August is one of the hottest months out of the year, if not the hottest.

And when you consider that Colorado is on the outskirts of tornado valley ‐ which is called that because it’s an area where cold Canadian air mixes with hot, dry Mexican air AND hot, moist air from the gulf to form severe thunderstorms that cause both hail and tornados ‐ well it doesn’t seem that odd really. In fact it seems quite normal for this time of year.

I mean sure, seeing big baseball-sized hail hitting the land and water like that is quite impressive. And I definitely wouldn’t want to be underneath it. But to jump the gun and suggest it’s because of Climate Change, well in my opinion is quite, quite dumb.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/08/2018 00:34 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Well, at least they didn't blame the Rothschilds, yet.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/08/2018 8:15 Comments || Top||

#2  Alisyn Camerota was an acceptable morning smiley newsreader when she was on Fox. Trying to be a SJW "Journolist" has shown teh limits of her intellect is even beneath her CNN puppeteer producers and editors. She's an idiot
Posted by: Frank G || 08/08/2018 9:45 Comments || Top||

#3  Apparently Alisyn doesn't get out much.
Posted by: gorb || 08/08/2018 13:22 Comments || Top||


Arabia
Saudi Arabia’s foreign files: Abdelnasser’s Yemen and Khamenei’s Yemen
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The Saudi-Yemeni conflict was not interrupted for long during the nine decades of the Saudi kingdom’s age. During this long period of time of more than one generation that witnessed consecutive wars, battles and political crises, the latter were always resolved via treaties, agreements and even customs, and Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of. Except for a tiny handfull of Jews everthing there is very Islamic...
always concluded with positive results.

Beginning with the 1934 Taif Treaty, two years after the kingdom was unified, the Yemeni citizen was granted the citizens’ privileges, in terms of permanent residency, freedom of movement, work and ownership and did not lose this important merit until after their country supported the 1990 invasion of Kuwait. During the 60 years of neighborliness, no problem obstructed the kingdom from supporting Yemen and resisting any political or military intervention that harms the country’s stability and journey.
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Posted by: Fred || 08/08/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6457 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Saudi Arabia


Home Front: Politix
Hey BuzzFeed, Che Guevara Was A Bloodthirsty Terrorist
[The Federalist] The terrorist Ernesto "Che" Guevara met his karmic end, executed without a trial in a muddy hut by CIA-trained Bolivian operatives, in 1967. Since that moment, however, his life has been endlessly romanticized by the Left‐a trend that doesn’t seem to be abating.
He died, crying like a little bitch, using the "Don't you know who I am?" line
His life isn’t only idealized by Communists or Cuban tyrants, but by old-fashioned American liberals who have a longstanding practice of whitewashing socialist history. The cult includes authors; retail clothing chains; filmmakers like Robert Redford, who watched his romantic ode to Che with the murderer’s widow in Havana; pop icons who vacation in Communist Cuba; commemorative Irish postage stamp designers; a parade of intellectually stunted zombies walking around your local campuses with idealized portraits of Che their T-shirts; and a number of media outlets, which now include BuzzFeed.

The newest entry into the genre is a Vox-style 9-minute explainer, which is to say a grossly misleading history called "Che Guevara Becomes A Legend After Death." It’s a biography tantamount to producing documentaries about the lives of Augusto Pinochet or Benito Mussolini without mentioning their vicious suppression of political opposition.

Although the BuzzFeed viewers will learn that Little Ernesto suffered from debilitating asthma, they do not learn that Che took the lead in creating a secret police and gulag in Cuba, where thousands of people guilty of nothing more than thought crimes‐ including priests, innocent bureaucrats, and anyone with homosexual mannerisms‐were sent to spend decades as slave labor.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/08/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Why is the left so enamored with this phony romantic image of Guevara?
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/08/2018 6:24 Comments || Top||

#2  ..cause he wasn't a slaver (beyond the realization that socialism in total is slavery)? Four legs good, two legs bad better.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/08/2018 6:26 Comments || Top||

#3  Sorry, but the left is completely aware what Che did. He wouldn't be an icon of he hadn't been a mass murderer. The left LOVES what he did, and believing they're ignorant of it is wishful thinking.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 08/08/2018 7:31 Comments || Top||

#4  We need Rafael Ganowicz t-shirts.

https://me.me/i/in-1967-polish-mercenary-rafal-ganowicz-was-asked-what-it-14264050

Posted by: Airandee || 08/08/2018 7:45 Comments || Top||

#5  Let there be no doubt where these people are coming from.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/08/2018 7:52 Comments || Top||

#6  Che was also a rampant racists against Cuban nlacks
Posted by: Frank G || 08/08/2018 9:22 Comments || Top||

#7  or blacks. Moar covfefe coffee puhleez
Posted by: Frank G || 08/08/2018 9:23 Comments || Top||

#8  It's also been said that Castro tipped off the U.S. (or Bolivia?) on Che's whereabouts. One less rival, I suppose.

Imagine walking around town with Hitler or Stalin or Pol Pot t-shirts. I had a shirt with his ugly mug with the red circle and slash over it. Loved wearing it.
Posted by: Clem || 08/08/2018 17:33 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
Working Class Americans: ‘Isolating' To Be the Only English Speaker on the Job
[Breitbart] American workers in blue collar jobs are grappling with the "isolating" prospect that their workplaces are increasingly dominated by non-English speaking foreigners.

In two reports over the last few weeks, white working class Americans chronicled and interviewed by the Washington Post and Humans of New York, revealed the gripping impact of mass immigration on the country’s workers.

The Washington Post report follows the story of 20-year-old Heaven Engle and 25-year-old Venson Heim, a couple who work at the Bell & Evans Plant 2 in Fredericksburg, Pennsylvania.

The couple is outnumbered in the chicken processing plant as Spanish speakers primarily from the Dominican Republic make up the vast majority of their colleagues.

"It sucks when you can’t talk to no one," Heaven told the Washington Post.

"I would rather sit and talk. It would make the day go faster," she said.

After a work meeting, conducted primarily in Spanish, Heaven took a smoke break while all the other foreign workers went on a lunch break. She met her boyfriend, Venson, outside so the two would have each other to speak to.

"They don’t give a rat’s ass about people with white skin," Venson told her about the work meeting, as described by the Washington Post.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/08/2018 06:32 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "It sucks when you can’t talk to no one," Heaven told the Washington Post.

The gov't doesn't care about your ability to converse with fellow workers. The employer pays the withholding taxes. The Unions pay the gov't, and the wheels of the State/Fed tax and Social Security ponzi schemes roll on.

Welcome to the new reality. Not actually a 'new reality' however. It's been going on for decades, with the tacit approval of a our gov't.

Looking for a trade school or apprentice program for your son or daughter? Sorry, trade schools are expensive and apprentice programs take years. We've got an endless supply of low paid brick layers and carpenters. Try the healthcare industry..... oh wait.

Posted by: Besoeker || 08/08/2018 6:56 Comments || Top||

#2  We've created this Tower if Babel (or is it Babble?) via our insane quest for diversity and multiculturalism. We no longer push assimilation and one language. It is culture destroying.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/08/2018 7:30 Comments || Top||

#3  Back in the early part of the 20th century immigrants couldn't really survive without speaking English, and it was considered impolite to speak a foreign language in public.

Where are the night schools to teach the new-comers what they need to know?
Posted by: AlanC || 08/08/2018 8:06 Comments || Top||

#4  ...they're watching Univision.
Posted by: Procopius || 08/08/2018 8:13 Comments || Top||

#5  The workers that are there Illegally push the gringo's out. Been going on for decades
Posted by: ranture || 08/08/2018 11:00 Comments || Top||

#6  There were times that I was the only person speaking English in the Company break room. After a time it was easier to just bring a paperback and ignore everyone else in the room...
Posted by: magpie || 08/08/2018 11:51 Comments || Top||

#7  "It sucks when you can’t talk to no one," Heaven told the Washington Post.

Most of the time, it's a blessing.
Posted by: Raj || 08/08/2018 12:55 Comments || Top||

#8  It's all fun, till a safety issue bites someone in the ass.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/08/2018 18:08 Comments || Top||


Nigel Farage: Twitter wants to target conservative speech
via Gates of Vienna, Infowars
The big tech giants are moving fast against the political right, the libertarian radicals, and those walking away from the Democrat Party in the United States. The same applies in my country, the United Kingdom, too.

Over the weekend we saw Candace Owens, a strong, young, black woman suspended from Twitter for daring to point out the allegedly algorithmic hypocrisy of Twitter by replacing the word "white" with "Jewish" in a series of tweets modeled on those by New York Times editor Sarah Jeong.

While the social media giant quickly backtracked, the same cannot be said for its treatment of right-wingers or globalist opponents in other regards.

Recently we discovered that activists, politicians, and even political party leaders were being shadow banned by Twitter -- meaning that their accounts or their tweets were not immediately searchable, unlike those of their left-wing counterparts.

...These platforms that claim to be "open" and in favor of "free speech" are now routinely targeting -- whether by human intervention or not -- the views and expressions of conservatives and anti-globalists.

This is why they no longer even fit the bill of "platforms." They are publishers in the same way we regard news outlets as publishers. They may use more machine learning and automation, but their systems clearly take editorial positions. We need to hold them to account in the same way we do any other publisher.

...That’s why I believe we urgently need to prosecute this issue in the public square and campaign for a social media bill of rights in our respective countries. And for those that don’t take issue with the latest censorship of right-wingers by big social media -- unless we take a stand now, who knows where it could end.
First they came for Alex Jones, but I didn't care because Alex Jones is an a$$hole
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/08/2018 04:17 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The world is waiting for a non-progressive techie to develop alternatives to Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 08/08/2018 12:11 Comments || Top||

#2  "Still waiting... Still waiting..." David Byrne
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 08/08/2018 17:21 Comments || Top||

#3  A couple of folks don't bake a cake for a wedding, everybody (the Left) is up in arms.

Social media censors speech which doesn't toe their political line, and the speech gets whacked. And the Left is good with that. Slime balls.

Posted by: Clem || 08/08/2018 18:47 Comments || Top||


Colleges: A Force For Evil
[Townhall] Many of the nation's colleges have become a force for evil and a focal point for the destruction of traditional American values. The threat to our future lies in the fact that today's college students are tomorrow's teachers, professors, judges, attorneys, legislators and policymakers. A recent Brookings Institution poll suggests that nearly half of college students believe that hate speech is not protected by the First Amendment. Of course, it is. Fifty-one percent of students think that it's acceptable to shout down a speaker with whom they disagree. About 20 percent of students hold that it's acceptable to use violence to prevent a speaker from speaking, over 50 percent say colleges should prohibit speech and viewpoints that might offend certain people. Contempt for the First Amendment and other constitutional guarantees is probably shared by the students' high school teachers, as well as many college professors.
The only thing worse than no intellectuals are fake intellectuals
...One might be tempted to argue that the growing contempt for liberty and the lack of civility stem from the election of Donald Trump. That's entirely wrong. The lack of civility and indoctrination of our young people have been going on for decades.
And we said nothing yet about the professional competence of the graduates
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/08/2018 03:35 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under:

#1  We could start by making it possible to default on a college loan. That increases the recognition by loan providers that they they should make college loans only on course plans with a chance of repayment.
This would in turn eventually cause colleges to need to rebalance their faculty on revenue generation capacity not on political B.S.
Posted by: 3dc || 08/08/2018 7:30 Comments || Top||

#2  Obama made the Feds the final holder of student loans, IIRC
Posted by: Frank G || 08/08/2018 9:10 Comments || Top||

#3  The first step in forgiving all of them, to make more Dem voters.
Posted by: Bobby || 08/08/2018 17:58 Comments || Top||


Government
"We have a procurement system that does not support the military; the military supports the procurement system."
[BayouRenaissanceMan]
Posted by: newc || 08/08/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Well...yeah!
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/08/2018 1:16 Comments || Top||

#2  All made possible by your local congresscritter. Guess who makes the rules? As the prof says, Where's the Graft in that?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/08/2018 6:28 Comments || Top||

#3  What would Ike say ?

Watch the Army test its new 105mm 'Hawkeye' Humvee-mounted howitzer
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/08/2018 7:49 Comments || Top||

#4  What would Ike say?
"Eisenhower wrote that the jeep was one of the six most vital U.S. vehicles to win the war."
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/08/2018 9:42 Comments || Top||

#5  AND what is the problem with indirect fire?
You want air bursts anyway as those produce the most casualties.

The writer of the article doesn't know an iPad from a helicopter about artillery or fire support.

I just don't know why the army seems to be so allergic to mortars. The Soviets/Russians are all in on mortars with everything from knee mortars to extinction level calibers (200mm and larger).
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 08/08/2018 10:10 Comments || Top||

#6  I just don't know why the army seems to be so allergic to mortars.<\em>
SPOD, probably a combination of (1) Logistics: after you figure in all of the logistics tail to properly feed a 120mm mortar... why not spend a little more and go 155mm howitzer? (One reason we have Tanks and don't like specialized tracked Anti-Tank AFV...)
And more importantly... (2) The Artillery Branch Officers find it easier to organize, train their own juniors, -AND- Lobby for Higher Ranks if they can point to large numbers of men directly under them. A Brigade sized collection of Mortar Platoons scattered out through a Division doesn't merit a Brigadier General, you see, but an Artillery Brigade would...
Posted by: magpie || 08/08/2018 14:57 Comments || Top||

#7  *Wow* The formatting on #6 sure got messed up. Should be:
#5 I just don't know why the army seems to be so allergic to mortars. - Sock Puppet of Doom
Posted by: magpie || 08/08/2018 15:00 Comments || Top||

#8  Eyetalics added for emphasis.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/08/2018 16:44 Comments || Top||

#9  Magpie, in #6 you ended the quote with the slash going the wrong way, so it didn’t close it out.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/08/2018 21:57 Comments || Top||

#10  Thanks, tw... Need new glasses, bent the old ones and typing on the keyboard has been a little ...odd... until I get a new pair
Posted by: magpie || 08/08/2018 21:59 Comments || Top||



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  Israel pounds Hamas after 15 injured in rocket barrage
Tue 2018-08-07
  11 Children Rescued From New Mexico Compound Run by Army Muslim Extremists
Mon 2018-08-06
  Saudi Arabia declares Canadian ambassador persona non grata, orders him to leave in 24 hours
Sun 2018-08-05
  Iran protesters attack religious school in province near Tehran
Sat 2018-08-04
  Death Toll Rises To 30 In Bombings On Paktia Mosque
Fri 2018-08-03
  Jordan army clashes with Islamic State militants fleeing Syrian forces
Thu 2018-08-02
  Egypt police kill five members of terrorist group Hasm in Nile Delta shootout
Wed 2018-08-01
  Man arrested after suspected homemade explosive device found at Vereeniging, South Africa mosque
Tue 2018-07-31
  It was terrorism: Iran denies any role in deadly Tajikistan attack
Mon 2018-07-30
  2 killed in Gaza blast during attempted launch of projectile toward Israel
Sun 2018-07-29
  Duterte invites the Abu Sayyaf to peace talks
Sat 2018-07-28
  Police enter Al-Aqsa Mosque, clash with worshipers in Temple Mount riots
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  Houthis send missiles at tankers transiting from the Red Sea
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  Russian Air Force launches more than 40 airstrikes over southwest Syria

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