Monday, January 14, 2019
Israel Strikes Iranian Targets in Syria, Exposes Final Hezbollah Terror Tunnel
Posted by TartanMarine at 6:25 AM
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Georges Loinger, Wartime Rescuer of Jewish Children, Dies at 108
Excerpt: In the spring of 1943, as the Germans stepped up their efforts to kill French Jews, the O.S.E. gave Mr. Loinger a perilous mission: spirit the children to safety in neutral Switzerland. Over the next year, he was part of various operations that saved at least 350 children. In one elaborate scheme, which he repeated numerous times in 1943, he brought the children by train from Aix-les-Bains to the railroad station in the village of Annemasse, across the border from Geneva. When they arrived, carrying false identification papers, the children walked through doorways affixed by cooperative railroad workers with signs that said, “This Exit for Campers” and were fed and sheltered at a reception center.
Posted by TartanMarine at 5:00 PM
Why 2017 Was the Best Year in Human History
Excerpt: A smaller share of the world’s people were hungry, impoverished or illiterate than at any time before. A smaller proportion of children died than ever before. The proportion disfigured by leprosy, blinded by diseases like trachoma or suffering from other ailments also fell. We need some perspective as we watch the circus in Washington, hands over our mouths in horror. We journalists focus on bad news — we cover planes that crash, not those that take off — but the backdrop of global progress may be the most important development in our lifetime. Every day, the number of people around the world living in extreme poverty (less than about $2 a day) goes down by 217,000, according to calculations by Max Roser, an Oxford University economist who runs a website called Our World in Data. Every day, 325,000 more people gain access to electricity. And 300,000 more gain access to clean drinking water.
Posted by TartanMarine at 4:46 PM
ESCAPE FROM PORTLAND
Excerpt: It was a big year in Portland where the murder rate rose 18.6%. That was the perfect time for Portland’s progressive politburo to spend over $1 million on unarmed cops armed only with pepper spray. There was a little bit of excitement when it was learned that their 200 hours of training would include “Taser Orientation” suggesting that they might be allowed to carry tasers. But Mayor Wheeler’s office explained that the weaponless cops weren’t being trained to use tasers, but “how to avoid being tased”. Portlanders aren’t waiting for officers to show up and shout, “Don’t tase me, bro”. Instead in a city overrun with crime, they’re increasingly taking matters and guns into their hands. Of the 32 violent deaths in Portland last year, 5 were found to have been carried out in self-defense. That tops the 4 deaths that occurred as a result of shootings by those cops who still have their guns. Richard R. Hanley showed up in the parking lot outside Timeless Tattoo. The California homeless bum had previously made the news when he was arrested for attacking his ex-girlfriend and her new beau with a metal chain. Hanley, already on probation for a domestic abuse and strangulation conviction, with six felony and seven misdemeanor priors, also pulled out huge clumps of a female deputy’s hair. The repeat offender began setting up his tent in the parking lot. When a female catering manager asked him to stop, he attacked her. Joseph D. Vinci, a tattoo artist, intervened. Hanley pulled a knife and Vinci pulled a gun. And Hanley’s long reign of terror ended to the outcry of local pro-crime activists.
Posted by TartanMarine at 4:38 PM
Friday, January 11, 2019
Illinois Democrats now have it all, except excuses
Here y’go, Democrats! Illinois and its staggering array of problems are all yours starting Monday. In November, you asked voters for their support, their endorsement of your general philosophy of governance, and they gave it to you, good and hard. They gave you back the governorship, returned Democrats to every other statewide constitutional office and increased Democratic majorities in both chambers of the General Assembly to near-record, ultra-supermajority levels. But in the process they took away something of considerable political value: an excuse for failure. Why are we more than $7 billion behind in paying our bills? Why is the state budget always in the red? Why do we have the worst credit rating and the highest pension debt in the nation? Why are our unemployment rate and property tax bills consistently higher than the national average?
Posted by TartanMarine at 7:35 PM
The History of Jihad: from Mohammad to ISIS. By Robert Spencer
This book should be read by everyone in the West who cares about the future of civilization. And the future of freedom, because the large number of Muslims—many millions--long for a reestablished caliphate that will destroy freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of the press and all other freedoms they deem “un-Islamic.” They lobby for laws prohibiting blasphemy against Islam (this would include any expression of other religions; they are all blasphemous against Islam according to strict Muslims.) For 1300 years, Islam has crusaded to crush Christianity, Judaism and Western Civilization. Now they have found the tool. Instead of invading armies trying to conquer Europe by the sword, as so many times in the past, now millions of unarmed immigrants come, depending on western hospitality, intent on setting up Shari’a as the law for all humankind. Everyone must convert, accept a humiliating, submissive status and pay the jizra, or die. This book explodes the idea that there was ever an age of Islamic tolerance, despite what Obama claimed. In Spain, or “Andalusia,” as Obama and Muslims call it, the non-Muslims were badly oppressed. Islam has always supported slavery, especially sex slaves. It has always sought the destruction of the Jews. Spenser has the temerity to quote from the Qur’an, the scared Hadiths and the writings of Muslim leaders and contemporary writers through the ages. As always, those who have no answer to the facts will, without reading the book, resort to name calling, starting with “racist” and “Islamophobe.” Of course, many modern politicians from Obama to Pope Francis favor the jihad. This was true in the last century as well: “Had Charles Martel not been victorious at Poitiers—already, you see, the world had fallen into the hands of the Jews, so gutless a thing was Christianity!--then we should have in all probability been converted to Mohammedanism, the cult which glorifies heroism and opens the seventh heaven to the bold warrior alone. Then the Germanic races would have conquered the world. Christianity alone prevented them from doing so.” --Adolf Hitler.
Posted by TartanMarine at 7:30 PM
Security Officer Talks about Shooting at Club 3208
Posted by TartanMarine at 4:53 PM
LA's Battle for Venice Beach: Homeless Surge Puts Hollywood's Progressive Ideals to the Test
Round 2 of the battle we want to see. --GS
Posted by TartanMarine at 4:49 PM
American Boy, 16, Caught Fighting for ISIS in Syria, Militia Says
Old enough to die. The youngest Marine killed in Vietnam was 15, lied about his age. ~Bob
Posted by TartanMarine at 10:37 AM
AP: Officials approved thousands of requests to bring child brides into US
US Government sanctioned child abuse. ~Bob
Posted by TartanMarine at 10:22 AM
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson: The Celebrity Conservatives Need
Posted by TartanMarine at 10:13 AM
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Seattle TV station fires editor over doctored video of Trump’s Oval Office address
Posted by TartanMarine at 8:30 PM
From The Economist Espresso: Six more years: Venezuela
Posted by TartanMarine at 12:17 PM
Scroll down for: How Much Does the Populist Portrait of Dystopia Match What You See in Your Life?
Excerpt: But . . . we’ve had unemployment below 4 percent for the past eight months. The country created 2.6 million new jobs last year, including 281,000 new jobs in manufacturing. That is the most manufacturing jobs the economy has added in a year since 1997. Blue-collar jobs are increasing at the fastest rate in 30 years. In July, the unemployment rate for those without a college degree hit 5 percent, the lowest ever. In that allegedly forgotten and neglected “flyover country” of the Midwest, there are 463,000 more job openings than jobless workers. The work-force-participation rate is moving in the right direction.
Posted by TartanMarine at 12:04 PM
Freshman Dems feeling the heat as shutdown drags on
Posted by TartanMarine at 11:59 AM
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Sex-toy company loses 'innovation' award after tech show's organizers have second thoughts
Excerpt: An Oregon-based company that specializes in robotic sex toys won an award from Las Vegas’ Consumer Electronics Show -- only to have it taken back because the show’s organizers deemed the product “immoral, obscene, indecent (and) profane.” Lora DiCarlo, which is based in Bend, won the show's Innovation Award for its product, “Osé,” which the company describes as “micro-robotic technology that mimics all of the sensations of a human mouth, tongue, and fingers, for an experience that feels just like a real partner.” (That’s a shame. I heard it was the best f**king sex toy ever. It could even be used in church and no one would know. Except for the cries of “Oh, God, oh, God.” They made out. Losing the award will get them 100 times the PR. ~Bob)
Posted by TartanMarine at 7:37 PM
'How About That?': College Students Shocked to Hear Hillary, Obama & Schumer Pushed for Border Security
Posted by TartanMarine at 7:18 PM
The Not-So-Pretty Fine Print of the ‘Green New Deal’
Excerpt: A ‘Green New Deal’ Would Cut the Military in Half, End 87 Percent of U.S. Energy, and Ban Cars. Take some time to peruse the “Green New Deal” in writing. The deal includes a plan to “cut military spending by at least half” and withdraw U.S. troops from overseas.
Posted by TartanMarine at 7:14 PM
Remembering The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising by Andrew Roberts
ERxcerpt: Simcha Rotem, one of the last-known surviving fighters in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of April-May 1943, died in Jerusalem on December 23, 2018, aged 94. His death prompted a good deal of global coverage, since the story of the Ghetto Uprising—not to be confused with the Warsaw Home Army Uprising of August-October 1944—is an integral one to the story of Jewish resistance to the Nazis during the Second World War. Rotem’s nom de guerre was “Kazik,” and he was 19 years old when the SS moved into the Ghetto on April 19, 1943, choosing the eve of Passover with their unerring sense of blasphemy and desecration. Yet they were not prepared for what came next, when a people already terribly malnourished by three and a half years of wartime restrictions rose up and killed 16 German soldiers, wounding 200. Although the SS razed much of the Ghetto to the ground, the Jews continued their resistance for almost a month.
Posted by TartanMarine at 7:07 PM
Dr. Marc Siegel: Pot and your health – Here’s what a physician wants you to know about marijuana
Posted by TartanMarine at 7:03 PM
NAACP condemns lawyer Norm Pattis over 'racist' image
Norm Pattis is as liberal as they come. If you’re a minority, his first line of defense is ‘he didn’t do it’. And now this. --GS
Posted by TartanMarine at 6:45 PM
Monday, January 7, 2019
Despite Government Shutdown, Homeland Security Border Patrol Remains on the Job. And Unpaid
Posted by TartanMarine at 6:05 PM