Monday, November 14, 2011

On "EQUALITY" ....

News Item -  "Protesters Hope to Shut Down New York's Wall Street" - Reuters 20111114:
"Protesters hope to shut down Wall Street on Thursday -- home to the New York Stock Exchange -- by holding a street carnival to mark the two-month anniversary of their campaign against economic inequality."
In their fine (and final) book "Lessons of History" Will & Ariel Durant address the concept of "Equality" in Nature and in History:     
"Inequality is not only natural and inborn, it grows with the complexity of civilization. Hereditary inequalities breed social and artificial inequalities; every invention or discovery is made or seized by the exceptional individual, and makes the strong stronger, the weak relatively weaker, than before. Economic development specializes functions, differentiates abilities, and makes men unequally valuable to their group. If we knew our fellow our fellow men thoroughly we could select thirty thirty per cent of them whose combined ability would equal that of all the rest. Life and history do precisely that, with a sublime injustice reminiscent of Calvin’s God.
"Nature smiles at the union of freedom and equality in our utopias. For freedom and equality are sworn and everlasting enemies, and when one prevails the other dies. Leave men free, and their natural inequalities will multiply almost geometrically, and in England and America in the nineteenth century under laissez-faire. To check the growth of inequality, liberty must be sacrificed, as in Russia after 1917. Even when repressed, inequality grows; only the man who is below average in economic ability desires equality; those who are conscious of superior ability desire freedom; and in the end superior ability has its way. Utopias of equality are biologically doomed, and the best that the amiable philosopher can hope for is an approximate equality of legal justice and educational opportunity. A society in which all potential abilities are allowed to develop and function will have a survival advantage in the competition of groups. This competition becomes more severe as the destruction of distance intensifies the confrontation of states."

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Armistice Day 1918 -- Veteran's Day 2011 ....

In Flanders Fields
By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
Canadian Army

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."
     --John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Anniversary of Kristallnacht ....

                                   Night of the Broken Glass November 9-10, 1938

                        History Channel Video - Kristallnacht - A Documentary Part 1 of 5 --                              

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

What is Old is New Again ....

... forty years on --
(or fifty, the book was written in '62) ....

                                       A Clockwork Orange -- 1971 Official Trailer

                             The Guardian - Juggalos Classified as a Gang in FBI Report

Monday, October 31, 2011

About the Missing WMD ....

FoxNews/AP - Libya's Prime Minister Confirms Presence of Chemical Weapons --
sez Crosspatch -- "I wonder how many of these weapons carry Iraqi maker's marks?"

WaPo - Iran may have sent Libya shells for chemical weapons --

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Don't Look Over Your Shoulder, but ....

An Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Brotherhood in North America --

"The process of settlement is a "Civilization-Jihadist Proecess" with all the word means. The Ikhwan must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and "sabotaging" its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God's religion is made victorious over all other religions. Without this level of understanding, we are not up to this challenge and have not prepared ourselves for Jihad yet. It is a Muslim's destiny to perform Jihad and work wherever he is and wherever he lands until the final hour comes, and there is no escape from that destiny except for those who chose to slack. But, would the slackers and the Mujahedeen be equal."

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Bacha Bazi - The Dancing Boys Of Afghanistan

You sure don't see this in the MSM popular press --



CNN - Ignored by society, Afghan dancing boys suffer centuries-old tradition --

Documentary - The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan - FULL --

Open Society Institute - Barat Ali Batoor: The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan

more ana'

Monday, October 10, 2011

Let's Re-Visit the Anthrax Attacks ....

... shall we? --

Refresher on the Anthrax attacks by Edward Jay Epstein --
More by Edward Jay Epstein here

NYT - Scientists’ Analysis Disputes F.B.I. Closing of Anthrax Case --

Edward Jay Epstein at the WSJ - The Anthrax Attacks Remain Unsolved --

NEWSMAX - Mylroie: Evidence Shows Saddam Is Behind Anthrax Attacks --
More by Dr. Laurie Mylroie here

Wikipedia - Timeline of the 2001 anthrax attacks --

Tangential - Jayna Davis at the WSJ - The Iraq Connection --

WaPo - Possible study of anthrax vaccine’s effectiveness in children stirs debate -- 

Friday, September 30, 2011

About Our Frienemies ....

                                         With Thanx to

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

We are at War on Our Southern Border

A new report by Gen. Barry R. McCaffrey (Ret.) and Gen. Robert H. Scales Phd. (Ret.) says just that:

Texas Border Security:  A Military Assessment --

To Wit:

Woman murdered over social media anti-drug lord advocacy --

Bag of Severed Heads Left Near Mexican School -- 

Attacks on Border Patrol Agents ‘Relatively Stable’--at More Than 1,000 Per Year, Says DOJ:

Two Powerful Cartels Dominate in Mexican Drug War: 

House Republicans Request Special Counsel to Probe Holder on 'Fast and Furious' --

LAT -Fast and Furious weapons were found in Mexico cartel enforcer's home --,0,6431788.story?track=rss

Friday, September 16, 2011

Israel is Very Close to the Chute ....

The Ikhwan has succeeded at last; they have returned the Caliphate to Cairo after 400 years in absentia --


Rashid Khalidi at The Nation:  The Arab Spring --
(bio of the author here: )
Rashid Khalidi and Edward Said: Barack Obama’s Good Friends --

Palestinians Set Bid for U.N. Seat, Clashing With U.S. --

Wikipedia - The Society of the Muslim Brothers --

Israel: Jennifer Rubin at the WaPo --

U.S. met with Egypt Islamists: U.S. diplomat --

Yom Kippur drill: IDF simulates war call-up --,7340,L-4132399,00.html

AP via Daily Caller: Christians fear Islamist pressure in Egypt --

Reuters - Egypt Christians vent fury after clashes kill 25 --

CNS - Only One Jewish Resident Left in Afghanistan, Says State Department --

WaPo - Smuggled Libyan weapons flood into Egypt --

YNet - US fears unilateral Israeli strike on Iran --,7340,L-4141689,00.html

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Europe is Headed Down the Chute ...

... and will take the Rest of the West with it  ....

EU warned of credit crunch threat, French banks hit --


Geithner warns EU of ‘catastrophic risk’ --

Richard Fernandez -- ‘Fear Is Coursing through the Corridors of Brussels’ --

Moody’s downgrades Italy’s debt rating --

The Telegraph:  World facing worst financial crisis in history, Bank of England Governor says --

The Telegraph:  An entire system of global trade is at risk --

Reuters - Berlin, Paris vow new crisis plan as global pressure builds --

MailOnline - (John) Major: This is our chance to win back power from the EU --

The Telegraph - German push for Greek default risks EMU-wide 'snowball' --

Reuters - G20 tells euro zone to fix debt crisis in eight days --

Reuters - European Banks Sink on Greek Vote Bombshell --

And now, The Death Rattle:
AFP - EU demands right to dictate national budgets --

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The O Files

ALL:  HERE IT IS:  The Master Overview at World Net Daily:  "Is Obama constitutionally eligible to serve?" --

Frank Marshall Davis, Barack Hussein Obama, & Stanley Ann Dunham
See:  See especially "Bob Greene -- Sex Rebel"  

Barac Hussein Obama Senior ....

Long form Birth Certificate here:

Certificate of Live Birth available here:

Debbie Schlussel on Obama's draft card:

Jack Cashill on Obama's Social Security Number:

Mara Zebest on the Obama birth certificate:

"Rashid Khalidi and Edward Said: Barack Obama’s Good Friends":

Scholarly Letter Shows That Even As a Law Student Obama Was In Way Over His Head

Obama’s ‘illegal’ Kenyan Auntie wins the right to stay in America

President Obama’s uncle had Social Security ID

Obama Grandmother audio: Barack Born in Kenya:

Bill Ayers: Yeah, I wrote “Dreams from My Father”

Jerome Corsi -- "Obama was born in Kenya":

Krauthammer on Obama -- "President Zero":

Video:  Several Problems With Obama Birth Certificate --

Forged creation matches Obama's birth certificate

More 'ana ....

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Son Volt at Austin City Limits ....

Walking down Main Street
Getting to know the concrete
Looking for a purpose from a neon sign
I would meet you anywhere the western sun meets the air
We'll hit the road, never looking behind
Can you deny, there's nothing greater
Nothing more than the traveling hands of time?
Sainte Genevieve can hold back the water
But saints don't bother with a tear stained eye
Seeing traces of the scars that came before
Hitting the pavement still asking for more
When the hours don't move along,
Worn-out wood and familiar songs
To hear your voice is not enough
It's more than a shame
Can you deny, there's nothing greater
Nothing more than the traveling hands of time?
Sainte Genevieve can hold back the water
But saints don't bother with a tear stained eye
Like the man said, rode hard and put away wet
Throw away the bad news, and put it to rest
If learning is living, and the truth is a state of mind
You'll find it's better at the end of the line.
Can you deny, there's nothing greater
Nothing more than the traveling hands of time?
Sainte Genevieve can hold back the water
But saints don't bother with a tear stained eye  ....