Friday, December 15, 2017

Vietnam War

The United States Isn’t the Only Country Still Trying to Figure Out the Vietnam War by Tuong Vu
Excerpt: Yet public opinion inside Vietnam about the meaning of the war has quietly shifted in the last two decades as Vietnamese gained the freedom to travel abroad, as scholars gained access to previously classified documents, and as the internet broke the government’s monopoly on access to information. The internet has been the government’s chief adversary more than anything else. Most Vietnamese were born after the war, and without the internet they would not have been able to know what really happened during the war and in its aftermath. No opinion survey on the topic is permitted, but one gets a sense of the public mood by following online discussions and by initiating informal conversations with ordinary Vietnamese. Much to the government’s chagrin, Vietnamese now view the war as a proxy war and civil war rather than one for national liberation and unification. In fact, Mr. Le Duan, the leader of the Communist Party who is now acknowledged by historians as the primary architect of the war effort within North Vietnam’s leadership, said in closed meetings that the ultimate goal of the war was to establish communism all over Vietnam. As recently declassified documents show, Mr. Duan repeatedly insisted that the war was fought not only in Vietnam’s interests but also for the Soviet bloc.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Second Synagogue Firebombed

REPORT: SECOND SWEDISH SYNAGOGUE FIREBOMBED

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The Media's Own Incestuousness Is Causing It to Break Down

Women

Can We Be Honest About Women? Here’s a little secret we have to say out loud: Women love the sexual interplay they experience with men, and they relish men desiring their beauty.

Alien Technology

Astronomers to check interstellar body for signs of alien technologyhttps://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/astronomers-to-check-interstellar-body-for-signs-of-alien-technology/ar-BBGCXco?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartandhp
Excerpt: Astronomers are to use one of the world’s largest telescopes to check a mysterious object that is speeding through the solar system for signs of alien technology. The Green Bank telescope in West Virginia will listen for radio signals being broadcast from a cigar-shaped body which was first spotted in the solar system in October. The body arrived from interstellar space and reached a peak speed of 196,000 mph as it swept past the sun.  (I first became aware of this a day or two after Thanksgiving [here’s a link to the first reference I saw: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/11/21/oddball-cigar-shaped-interstellar-asteroid-visits-our-solar-system/].  I read it quickly, with only half my brain and promptly forgot about it.  Cigar-shaped?  Moving at just over 1% of light-speed?  Clearly with an interstellar origin?  At least it’s not under power as far as we can tell.  This may be one of the fastest moving objects ever observed in our part of space.  Oh, the questions!!!!  If it changes course....  Links may not be live.  Ron P.)

Infant Circumcision Trainer for Christmas

From Amazon: Infant Circumcision Trainer, White
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The Mueller team

Text messages between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page in 2016 referred to then-candidate Donald Trump as a "loathsome human" and "an idiot," Fox News can reveal.

Showed those RINOs!

Fox News projects Democrat Doug Jones will defeat Republican Roy Moore in Alabama’s special election race for the U.S. Senate.
Congratulations, Alabama Deplorables. You got rid of that RINO, Sen. Luther Strange who only voted with Trump 90% of the time and was friends with Mitch McConnell. And you got an abortion-supporting liberal democrat to represent you. One more vote against the Trump agenda or for Impeachment. Nice job.

La Raza



“We have an aging white America. They are not making babies. They are dying. The explosion is in our population … I love it. They are shitting in their pants with fear. I love it.”

Snopes: This is an excerpt from a statement by José Angel Gutiérrez, then an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Texas at Arlington (and a former leader of the La Raza Unida political party) at a Latino conference held at the University of California, Riverside on 14 January 1995, regarding the effects of California’s recently-passed Proposition 187 ballot measure (which sought to bar illegal immigrants from public education and other social services provided by the state):

Christians

Christian Prisoners: Christmas in Captivity

Dis-education of Millennials

Undoing the Dis-Education of Millennials by Adam J. MacLeod
Excerpt: I teach in a law school. For several years now my students have been mostly Millennials. Contrary to stereotype, I have found that the vast majority of them want to learn. But true to stereotype, I increasingly find that most of them cannot think, don’t know very much, and are enslaved to their appetites and feelings. Their minds are held hostage in a prison fashioned by elite culture and their undergraduate professors. They cannot learn until their minds are freed from that prison. This year in my Foundations of Law course for first-year law students, I found my students especially impervious to the ancient wisdom of foundational texts, such as Plato’s Crito and the Code of Hammurabi. Many of them were quick to dismiss unfamiliar ideas as “classist” and “racist,” and thus unable to engage with those ideas on the merits. So, a couple of weeks into the semester, I decided to lay down some ground rules. I gave them these rules just before beginning our annual unit on legal reasoning. Here is the speech I gave them.

Roy Moore

May Roy Moore Never Darken Your Morning Campaign News Again
Excerpt: As I noted late last night, the Republican party dodged a bullet yesterday. As frustrating as it is to lose a Senate seat in a ruby-red state, it would be worse to spend the next three years having every inane, offensive, and Constitutionally illiterate utterance from Roy Moore’s mouth hung around the necks of rest of the party. (This assumes that the GOP didn’t feel the moral and political need to expel him after a Senate Ethics Committee investigation.) Sometimes your primary voters completely mess up and nominate a walking liability. Better to take the short term pain for the longer-term gain. Roy Moore got a bit more than 48 percent in a state where Republicans consistently win 65 percent or more statewide. To the extent there is still a Republican mainstream, Roy Moore isn’t in it. Nationally, this group doesn’t like the idea of thirtysomething men dating teenage girls in general and wasn’t so certain that Moore didn’t do something inappropriate with those four named girls. Whatever their concerns about Islam, they don’t think that Muslims should be barred from holding public office. They’re big fans of all the current constitutional Amendments, not just the first ten. They don’t think the era of slavery was great for family values. They don’t think that you could say America is the focus of evil in the modern world. Most Republicans know that you are not legally required to take the oath of office on a Bible; it’s not clear that Moore campaign spokesman Ted Crockett knew this.

Tax Reform Unfair to Europe?

European Leaders Claim U.S. Corporate Tax Reform Presents Unfair Global Trade Advantage…
Excerpt: If there is anyone who didn’t quite understand the quote: “there are trillions of dollars at stake”, in the context of the 2016 election, well, a letter today from the biggest EU economic nations will provide greater context. Additionally, as you absorb the position behind their claims, never forget how much foreign governments spend in lobbying the U.S. congress for legislation adverse to the interests of U.S. workers. Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Spain are claiming the U.S. congress has no right to reform the U.S. tax code because the reforms undercut their ability to hold an advantage over the U.S. in multinational trade deals. This quote is particularly enlightening: […] The letter argues that proposed changes to the U.S. tax code could give American companies an advantage over foreign rivals.

WI 7 tax reform

New Analysis Shows Federal Tax Reform Could Add Over 65,000 Jobs to Wisconsin’s Economy and Boost Wages by Nearly $2.5 Billion

Historic reforms will turbocharge Wisconsin’s economy, adding tens of thousands of jobs while cutting the tax burden for working families

MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin’s economy could see a big boost if Congress completes its work to overhaul the tax code for the first time in 30 years, according to a new analysis released today by the MacIver Institute.

John Dunham & Associates calculates that 65,318 jobs would be created in 2018 if tax reform is enacted. The same study shows that Wisconsin workers could see their wages increased by nearly $2.5 billion. 

The study also showed significant tax reductions for Wisconsin taxpayers – especially those in middle to lower income households, who would see their taxes reduced by as much as 8.7 percent. 

Dunham modeled the analysis off the House-passed version of the bill. A conference committee is working this week to produce a final version of the bill that is expected to be taken up for a final vote next week. 

“Our IRS code is one of the most complex and costly tax systems in the world. We are well past due to make our tax code more competitive, fairer and less costly. This analysis shows that Wisconsin workers, small businesses and corporations all will be big winners if Congress finishes the job on tax reform,” said Brett Healy, president of the MacIver Institute. 

“With all the work Governor Walker has done to reform the tax and business climate in Wisconsin, we are primed for an economic boom. If Congress can pass this tax cut and comprehensive reform of the tax code, it will launch the Wisconsin economy and have a real impact on the lives of all Wisconsinites,” Healy said.

“The bottom line is this: This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to dramatically reform the federal tax code. It’s the peoples’ money, let them keep it. They’ve earned it,” Healy said.

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Fast Facts - The study found the House-passed tax reform bill will:
  • Grow Wisconsin wages by $2.5 billion in 2018
  • Add more than 65,000 Wisconsin jobs in 2018
  • Increase Wisconsin’s economic growth by 0.7% over 10 years
  • Cut Wisconsinites’ income tax burden by up to 8.7%
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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Help a small bakery

This is a campaign to help the family owned bakery that's been badly affected by the undercutting of their business by a "progressive" college administrator, because one of the family had the temerity to chase a shoplifter who tried to smuggle out two bottles of wine. The thief and two friends assaulted the store clerk, were arrested, pleaded guilty, admitted their crime. But they were Black and the clerk was White, and the college executive claimed very publicly that this was racism in action by a well known racist firm. (Whose Black employees denied this vehemently!) Their business has suffered and they are in a lawsuit with the college. I think this is a cause worthy of some support and made a small donation. Take a look at the site, read the story, decide for yourself what you think about it and might wish to do. And please pass on to others. -Del

Monday, December 11, 2017

Social Security

Most of you who see this message already understand and are on SS now. But this is good to pass on to everyone younger. I like to think that anyone educated and intelligent knows that SS is only there as a supplement to the retired person's budget, and could never be considered as a major income for a full lifestyle. But maybe some young people don't really understand that, so they should see this. Pass on as you see fit. --Del

CNN’s Botched WikiLeaks Report.

CNN’s Botched WikiLeaks Report. Jim Geraghty, Morning Jolt
Excerpt: Just how did two of CNN’s Manu Raju’s sources separately make the exact same mistake when describing a September 2016 e-mail from WikiLeaks to the Trump campaign? CNN Public Relations says “the network does not believe that the sources intended to deceive the reporters.” Have they checked? How certain are they? How upset are all of the reporters and editors who worked on this story?

Collusion

Bruce G. Ohr, a senior Justice Department official demoted last week for concealing his meetings with the men behind the anti-Trump “dossier,” had even closer ties to Fusion GPS, the firm responsible for the incendiary document, than has been disclosed, Fox News has confirmed: The official’s wife worked for Fusion GPS during the 2016 election.

Clinton on immigration

Clinton, 1995, immigration, SOTU Bill Clinton talking about immigration in the 1995 State of the Union.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Peace Process?

The Arabs are upset that the US recognized Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel, a country and culture they have vowed to obliterate and a people they have pledged to exterminate. Because, you know, it will interfere with the "peace process." Their idea of a peace process being they get to carry out these pledges.

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Faked Racism

Sailor staged racist vandalism, Navy says
Excerpt: A sailor who claimed someone scrawled racial slurs on his bed aboard an aircraft carrier —sparking a viral Facebook post in the process — staged the incident himself, the Navy said Friday. Marquie Little, a 27-year-old African American seaman, posted photos to Facebook on Nov. 15 under an alias that showed his rack on the carrier George H.W. Bush covered in trash and racial slurs. (We've had colleges do this a few times in the last couple of years, some civilians, now people in the military or military school..... it's like some kind of mental sickness that is hard to understand. Maybe so deep into the Victimization Syndrome that they are compelled to reinforce it? Beyond stupid. --Del)

Scared of the Flag

Sarah Silverman 'Felt Very Weird,' 'Scared,' 'Shaken' By Seeing American Flag Flown in Yard
Excerpt: We’re only one episode away from finishing the first season I Love You, America With Sarah Silverman, and the end can’t get here fast enough for me. Until then, we still must suffer through yet another idea Sarah Silverman deems meaningful or just politically advantageous. This week’s concept involves the frightening white nationalism of…flying the American flag. The December 7 episode revolves around the theme of nationalism and mostly about how creepy people who love America can be. Silverman literally opens her monologue recalling a time when she "felt very weird" and "scared" when her then-boyfriend was raising an American flag outside his house. If that’s a concern she has, it’s no wonder she works in the safe space of the entertainment industry. She can’t possibly survive in the real world. Silverman: I had a boyfriend many years ago, he was my first boyfriend who had his own house, and one day I went outside to see what he was doing, and he was hoisting an American flag up the flagpole in his front yard. And I instantly felt very weird. It didn’t make sense, but I felt this feeling of like, um, I felt scared – yeah, I felt scared. So I was like, ‘Uh, what are you doing?’ and he said, ‘Raising the flag,’ and I was like, ‘Why?’ and he’s like, ‘Um, because I love America?’ and I was like, ‘Right, right, of course.’ But inside I was shaken. (Why do I worry about the future? Here's one example....Del. What future? She wouldn't like my house. 4x6 US flag over the Marine Corps flag, 24/7. Lighted at night. ~Bob)