Saturday, March 31, 2012
Yuri Bezmenov: Psychological Warfare Subversion & Control of Western Society
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..."
Friday, March 30, 2012
Snow Patrol - Called Out In The Dark
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The Go-Nowhere Generation
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.
Sunday, March 25, 2012
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.
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
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
Monday, March 19, 2012
Quickmeme: Lying Mike Daisey
More memes here.
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.
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.
Friday, March 16, 2012
The American Shengnu
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.
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.
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, asNewsBusters.org 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.
"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.]
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.
Labels: housing recovery
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Remy: Cough Drops-The Mandate (feat. Sandra Fluke)
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Support Don Manzullo in Illinois 16
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Heart Surgeon Speaks Out On What Really Causes Heart Disease
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."
Labels: In defense of capitalism
Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Robert Prechter on Cavuto
Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Our old friend, Jeremy Hammond, Indicted Again
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.
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."
Dick Morris: Obama Will Lose
Monday, March 05, 2012
Free Food Will Draw a Crowd
Rush Limbaugh post Fluke
Labels: Rush Limbaugh