Saturday, March 31, 2012


Yuri Bezmenov: Psychological Warfare Subversion & Control of Western Society

See also from 2007

Yuri Bezmenov (alias Tomas Schuman), a Soviet KGB defector, explains in detail his scheme for the KGB process of subversion and takeover of target societies at a lecture in Los Angeles, 1983.

Yuri Bezmenov was a former KGB propagandist who was assigned to New Dehli, India - and defected to the West in 1970.

Bezmenov explains his background, some of his training, and exactly how Soviet propaganda is spread in other countries in order to subvert their teachers, politicians, and other policy makers to a mindset receptive to the Soviet ideology.

He also explains in detail the goal of Soviet propaganda as total subversion of another country and the four-step formula for achieving this goal.

"Subversion in Soviet terminology means always a destructive aggressive activity aimed to destroy the country nation or geographical area of your enemy."

"A subverter is a student who comes for exchange, a diplomat, an actor, an artist, a journalist..."

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Friday, March 30, 2012


Snow Patrol - Called Out In The Dark


Tuesday, March 27, 2012


The Go-Nowhere Generation

Socionomics says that social mood is the driver of society so when people don't want to move you know that social mood is very low.

But sometime in the past 30 years, someone has hit the brakes and Americans — particularly young Americans — have become risk-averse and sedentary. The timing is terrible. With an 8.3 percent unemployment rate and a foreclosure rate that would grab the attention of the Joads, young Americans are less inclined to pack up and move to sunnier economic climes.

When you think that there is no opportunity then why would you leave the support system of your home to go to a strange part of the country? But there are opportunities. The oil boom in North Dakota is mentioned in this article. Still, young people would rather stay home an eke out a living. I think socionomics helps here. Fear is paralyzing. When we don't know what to do we freeze. We will know this depression is ending when the unemployment rate starts to fall in the California and starts to rise in North Dakota.

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Sunday, March 25, 2012


Limbaugh/Huckabee Feud?

I did not remember this feud started in 2007 until I was searching about information on the rumored attempt by Cumulus Media to replace Rush Limbaugh with Mike Huckabee in some markets.

Mike Huckabee is notoriously thin skinned so I don't imagine he has much of a problem repaying Rush's criticism of him by going after some of his markets. There is no doubt that there has been a coordinated attack on Rush. I don't think Huckabee is a part of that. Just a serendipitous event which gives an opportunist a chance to get his foot in the door.

The bottom line here is that Cumulus seems to want to destroy Rush with a more moderate voice from Huckabee. They have more power than the left simply because they are a powerhouse in the radio business.

Knowing this, my advice is to not listen to Huck’s show. To borrow the words of Rush, “I hope he fails!”For me not listening to Huckabee won't be a problem.

I find his show boring and I think Beck is pretty close to Huckabee's political leanings when he calls him a progressive.

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Friday, March 23, 2012


CANT - Too Late Too Far


Thursday, March 22, 2012


Sandra Fluke: Pols should be given ‘pro-woman’ litmus test prior to election


She explained that the litmus test she envisions is not “political,” specifying that candidates need not be Democrat or Republican to pass. They just need to think and act ostensibly the way she does—in short accepting of radical liberal doctrine.

I think Fluke should run for office. It sounds like she is already the quintessential political animal.


America Fires the Most Powerful Laser In History

Besides being awesome, this is a step to creating economical fusion.

The NIF is racing to achieve ignition before the end of the fiscal year, when a two-year ignition campaign ends. A larger question for the field of laser fusion is who will support it as a possible energy source. The construction and operation of the NIF has been supported by the US Nuclear Weapons Complex, which uses the facility to test the physics of nuclear bombs, and the US Department of Energy’s fusion-energy budget goes almost entirely to an alternative approach that uses magnets rather than lasers to induce fusion.


Tuesday, March 20, 2012


College Liberal Meme

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Monday, March 19, 2012


Quickmeme: Lying Mike Daisey

More memes here.

It's so sad to see someone lie for effect and when caught to try and justify their lie by claiming it was for a greater good. The left has been doing this a lot lately.

There is no answer to that question once you step outside of the liberal calculus in which all persons, no matter what their moral status as you see it, are weighed in an equal balance. Rather than relaxing or soft-pedaling your convictions about what is right and wrong, stay with them, and treat people you see as morally different differently. Condemn Limbaugh and say that Schultz and Maher may have gone a bit too far but that they’re basically O.K. If you do that you will not be displaying a double standard; you will be affirming a single standard, and moreover it will be a moral one because you will be going with what you think is good rather than what you think is fair. “Fair” is a weak virtue; it is not even a virtue at all because it insists on a withdrawal from moral judgment.

I know the objections to what I have said here. It amounts to an apology for identity politics. It elevates tribal obligations over the universal obligations we owe to each other as citizens. It licenses differential and discriminatory treatment on the basis of contested points of view. It substitutes for the rule “don’t do it to them if you don’t want it done to you” the rule “be sure to do it to them first and more effectively.” It implies finally that might makes right. I can live with that.

Here is the Retraction that This American Life ran this weekend. It is painful to listen to Daisey prevaricate but what is more painful is that he seems to have decided at some point to back off apologizing and go with the "I'm just a story teller" excuse.

Update: You can't make this stuff up. "Meeting people who had been injured working on the line building devices. Meeting people who had been exposed to chemicals which caused neurological damage."

Watching this knowing what we know it is just obvious that Daisey is a practiced liar.

Update: I guess journalists are all storytellers. Mike tells his stories and Ira Glass is telling a story with the Retraction episode of This American Life.

Many consider this week’s THIS AMERICAN LIFE episode one of the most painful they’ve ever listened to. In particular the segment with me is excruciating—four hours of grilling edited down to fifteen minutes. I thought the dead air was a nice touch, and finishing the episode with audio pulled out of context from my performance was masterful.

That’s Ira’s choice, and it’s his show. He’s a storyteller within the context of radio journalism, and I am a storyteller in the theater.

Daisey has just called Glass a liar. This story will not be going away.

Update: Mike Daisey mocking James Frey.

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Friday, March 16, 2012


The American Shengnu

James Taranto has been on a tear on the subjects of feminism and hypergamy. He has correctly surmised that the debate about birth control is more about our cultures attitude about sexual freedom. On this there is nothing but contradictions with feminists turning into traditionalists and back when it is convenient.

Advances in reproductive technology eroded the custom of shotgun marriage in another way. Before the sexual revolution, women had less freedom, but men were expected to assume responsibility for their welfare. Today women are more free to choose, but men have afforded themselves the comparable option. "If she is not willing to have an abortion or use contraception," the man can reason, "why should I sacrifice myself to get married?" By making the birth of the child the physical choice of the mother, the sexual revolution has made marriage and child support a social choice of the father.

Both conservatives and feminists condemn men who do not agree to support a child they have helped create in the name of what's in the best interest of the child. It is amusing to hear feminists argue that a woman has the right to chose but if she choose to keep the child the man must revert to a traditional role. The best interest of the child ends with what is suits the mother. Taranto is surely right that, "...contemporary feminism is a totalitarian philosophy." It is not about gender equality, it is about gender supremacy. When it suits feminists to attack a man for misogyny it will do so and when it doesn't, they will remain silent.

Which leads us to hypergamy and how it rears its ugly head when there are few restrictions on female sexuality. Taranto points out that feminism has meant women have more choices but those choices have influenced how men behave and one behavior is refusing to play by the rules. IOW, to drop out of the game. This puts women, especially highly educated women in a bind because they are hypergamous and they want to marry up.

Lake explains the root of this phenomenon as follows:

In China, there's a deep-seated tradition of marriage hypergamy which mandates that a woman must marry up. This generally works out, as it allows the Chinese man to feel superior, and the woman to jump a social class or two, but it gets messy for highly accomplished females. Their educations and salaries make them hard to compete with, and so their Chinese male counterparts shy away in favor of younger, more "manageable" beauties.

If the first sentence of this passage sounds familiar (in addition to being doubly redundant), it is probably because you remember our Valentine's Day column, in which we quoted feminist Stephanie Coontz's reflections on "the cultural ideal of hypergamy--that women must marry up."

Uncanny, isn't it? Coontz was referring to Western, not Chinese, culture. What are the odds that two so different cultures would somehow develop a "tradition" or "ideal" that is so similar? About 100% when you consider that hypergamy--more broadly defined as the female tendency to mate with dominant or high-status males or to be selective about one's choice of mate--is also widely observed in other species.

This is very simple to understand. The hypergamous trait holds a tumultuous future for American society for if women are not marrying then families are not being formed. And societies with weak families have trouble holding together. For whom do men work? They work for their wives and children but if they don't have them then they don't and societies with large numbers of unattached men will die with a bang or with a whimper.

I think feminists realize this and that is why they are not willing to use their gender egalitarian values to argue that men deserve a choice.

When you think about it that way, 21st-century feminism starts to look uncannily like the old Victorian double standard. And even more so when you consider the behavior of feminist men, who sound like caricatures of white knights dashing in to defend damsels in distress. "The Mitt and Rick rebukes to Rush were timidly tepid," the lefty film criticRoger Ebert blustered in a tweet the other day. "Now that Rush has apologized, maybe they can man up."ABC News notes that yesterday President Obama "said that thinking about his own two daughters compelled him" to call Fluke last week "to offer his personal support." Some are cynical about Obama's motives, including NBC's Savannah Guthrie, who, notes, describes Obama's call to Fluke as "an overreach" that "seemed a little nakedly political." If you take it at face value, though, the gesture was chivalrous--or, to put it another way, it was patronizing.

Some men chose to drop out and some have adapted to new social customs.

"Men get the advantage of free, easy access sex with young women of child-bearing age." It's a false analogy: Whereas the ObamaCare mandate creates an entitlement to birth control, no man is entitled to "easy access sex." That requires consent.It is true, however, that contemporary feminism is a sweet deal for hedonistic men who have the social skills to persuade "young women of child-bearing age" to consent to "easy access sex." When you look at it that way, you can understand why feminism's grandes dames are so keen to turn back the clock. [Emphasis added.]

Feminists are caught in their own catch-22. They argue equality but they are just as appalled by the products of equality. Conservatives need to realize they have lost this battle. The promiscuity genie is not going back in the bottle. If they want to strengthen marriage, if they want fewer children born out of wedlock, then they must use the dissatisfaction of the American Shengu to argue that marriage needs to be changed so that it gives both men and women a reason to enter it and a reason to stay in it. Otherwise, men will keep dropping out and no amount of browbeating will get them to return.

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Jake Coco, Corey Gray and Caitlin Hart- We Are Young


Thursday, March 15, 2012


Rents up, house prices down in U.S.

"Fundamentally, it is an issue of supply and demand," Stan Humphries, chief economist for the Web site Zillow told the Times. "The foreclosure crisis is essentially a giant engine converting owner households into rental households."

Between January 2011 and January 2012, rents rose an average of 3 percent across the country, while home prices dropped 4.6 percent, Zillow said.

Unlike home prices, rents have been rising, up 2.4 percent in January from a year earlier, according to recent data, not adjusted for inflation, released by the Labor Department.With few rental buildings erected over the last few years, available units are going fast. Nationwide, the apartment vacancy rate is down to 5.2 percent, its lowest level in more than a decade, according to the research firm Reis Inc.


Families who might previously have bought homes are also staying in rentals longer. They may be waiting for the housing market to hit bottom or finding it difficult to qualify for a mortgage. Many others remain uncertain about their job prospects and wary of the obligations of ownership.


Wednesday, March 14, 2012


Remy: Cough Drops-The Mandate (feat. Sandra Fluke)


Tuesday, March 13, 2012


Support Don Manzullo in Illinois 16

Adam Kinzinger is not a conservative.

Don Manzullo 2012.


Saturday, March 10, 2012


Heart Surgeon Speaks Out On What Really Causes Heart Disease

The long-established dietary recommendations have created epidemics of obesity and diabetes, the consequences of which dwarf any historical plague in terms of mortality, human suffering and dire economic consequences.

Despite the fact that 25% of the population takes expensive statin medications and despite the fact we have reduced the fat content of our diets, more Americans will die this year of heart disease than ever before.

Friday, March 09, 2012


Shearwater - Breaking The Yearlings


Thursday, March 08, 2012


Jim Grant: "Capitalism is an alternative for what we have now. I highly recommend it."

Via Zero Hedge.

If you want to understand the catalyst for the next financial crisis then watch this video.


Wednesday, March 07, 2012


Robert Prechter on Cavuto

Stocks headed below 2009 levels some time in the next 4 years.

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Tuesday, March 06, 2012


Our old friend, Jeremy Hammond, Indicted Again

If you don't remember Jeremy he was the hacker convicted of breaking into the Protest Warrior website in in 2005.

Hacker Indicted.

Chicago Reader profile of Jeremy Hammond.

Hacker Sentenced.

Hammond now faces up to 30 years for three different charges.

Federal prosecutors have charged Hammond with the December hacking of computers owned by the Texas-based private intelligence gathering firm Stratfor; allegedly stealing the personal data on hundreds of thousands of individual Stratfor clients, including a former U.S. vice president and CIA director.

You can make the argument that a 20 year old made a stupid mistake, was overly idealistic and deserves a break. A 27 year old man who has already been convicted is an incorrigible criminal and he deserves what he gets.

Update: Teach your children well...

His mother, Rose Collins, offered a heavy sigh when informed that the FBI had arrested her 27-year-old son.

"Again?" she asked. "I love my son, but he is a genius with no brain. He has a 168 IQ, but he has no wisdom."


The boys' parents, who never married, broke up before the twins started kindergarten, Collins said. Though they saw their mother on alternate weekends, the twins lived primarily with their father, Jack, a musician who encouraged them to speak out against perceived injustices.


Court records state Hammond was involved in militant, left-leaning activities and anarchist groups. For years, he has been a "freegan," someone who eats food that has been thrown into Dumpsters and elsewhere as "part of the anti-consumerist movement," according to records.

Hammond told friends he wanted to use Stratfor's stolen credit card information to make donations to liberal organizations, although he had not done so, court documents said.


"I am very proud of my kids, their social consciousness, their work ethic and their leadership qualities," Jack Hammond wrote.


Their mother, a tea party activist who now lives in Texas, said her sons ignore her when she suggests that they find more respectful ways to protest.

"I told them that when the tea party protests something, we clean up after ourselves and thank the police. But they don't listen," Collins said. "I'm not a genius, so in their view I couldn't possibly be right."

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Dick Morris: Obama Will Lose

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Monday, March 05, 2012


Free Food Will Draw a Crowd

Via Ace:


Rush Limbaugh post Fluke

I won't summarize his opening monologue, someone will do that at some point. What I thought was curious was that the first ad on his show was Carbonite.


Saturday, March 03, 2012


Best of Sandra Fluke meme generator

Go and create your own

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Friday, March 02, 2012


Sandra Fluke’s Appearance Is No Fluke

For me the interesting part of the story is the ever-evolving “coed”. I put that in quotes because in the beginning she was described as a Georgetown law student. It was then revealed that prior to attending Georgetown she was an active women’s right advocate. In one of her first interviews she is quoted as talking about how she reviewed Georgetown’s insurance policy prior to committing to attend, and seeing that it didn’t cover contraceptive services, she decided to attend with the express purpose of battling this policy. During this time, she was described as a 23-year-old coed. Magically, at the same time Congress is debating the forced coverage of contraception, she appears and is even brought to Capitol Hill to testify. This morning, in an interview with Matt Lauer on the Today show, it was revealed that she is 30 years old, NOT the 23 that had been reported all along.

In other words, folks, you are being played. She has been an activist all along and the Dems were just waiting for the appropriate time to play her.

BTW, here is the Sandra Fluke meme generator if you want to join in on the fun.

Update: Another meme, Sandy Needs.

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Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks


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