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The new radicals

July 6, 2015 2 Comments
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To slightly misquote the letter of Tom Paine‘s comment but to capture its essence, he once said that blogposts about blogging are among his least favourite and I’d agree … until a blogger comes along who is worth speaking of. Most posts are about events, ideas and behaviours but few go into the person disseminating them, unless that person is in the public sphere.  Worse is a blogger who puts a…

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How much do pundits know?

July 4, 2015 5 Comments
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How much do pundits know?

James Forsyth at the Spectator writes: Cameron’s defenders would argue that, when people call him lucky, what they actually mean is that he seizes his opportunities. But so far he has shown a marked reluctance to take advantage of Europe’s troubles to secure a better deal for Britain. Politicians are fond of quoting the words of Barack Obama’s former chief of staff Rahm Emanuel: ‘You never let a serious crisis…

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Clinton – could the nightmare happen?

July 4, 2015 4 Comments
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What are the chances that Benghazi Hillary will get into power? Hillary’s classified document abuse far worse than what got John Deutch fired as CIA head and General Petraeus to enter a plea deal How can she not be charged for her crimes?  How can an open criminal run for office or one about whom there is probable cause? I wonder what Vince Foster would say?

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Cameron – what words are appropriate?

June 30, 2015 5 Comments
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Have we ever seen such a pathetic, petulant ignoramus? On one level, so gutless: Mr Cameron said ISIS posed an existential threat to the British way of life, but vowed: ‘We will not cower in the face of terrorism.’ Then: He criticised BBC presenter John Humphrys for referring to the group as Islamic State. The extremists are variously known as Islamic State, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Islamic State of Iraq…

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The day which shamed America

June 27, 2015 6 Comments
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The day which shamed America

[Pic courtesy Linda Suhler, Ph.D. ‏@LindaSuhler, who writes: “Get ready, ’cause the Left is on a roll & who will stop them?”] The pendulum of interest swings first to British and EU affairs, then to the States, back and forth. Once again, it has swung America’s way. “No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice and family. In forming a marital…

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Ask the right questions

June 26, 2015 4 Comments
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Ask the right questions

Something Harry J sent, involving a flag. Perfect example of what was written yesterday. The source might be iffy, I’ve seen debunkings of Makow and statements about his agenda and dot joining, and yet he raises questions others don’t raise, questions which need to be considered. It’s all very well being the respectable bourgeois gentleman or even engineer but if you  won’t ask the right questions, any scientist can tell…

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Provocation

June 25, 2015 2 Comments
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Provocation

Following on from yesterday’s post on Within our Lifetime [?], a constant theme I’ve blogged on is that it is unnecessary to be a soothsayer – one only needs to have read widely.  All the facts you need are in the minutiae. For example, this is an interesting exercise: #  Now if you’re a moderately well-read person, you know who Saul Alinsky is. You know that he wrote the book…

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Within our lifetime?

June 24, 2015 3 Comments
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Within our lifetime?

[There is a] United States military training exercise, scheduled to take place in multiple US states from July 15 to September 15, 2015. Their announcements raised concern referred to by The New York Times as “travers[ing] the outer edges of political paranoia.” People’s reactions to events are the critical factor, of course, in how the PTB act next time. Those reactions are watched, not unlike by Dr. Mengele,  by those…

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Constitutional monarchical republic

June 22, 2015 6 Comments
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Constitutional monarchical republic

Americans are going to come to this post late – most are sleeping as we are waking up over here. Pity, because this starts with America. The bulk of this interview with Town Hall’s Katie Pavlich is about the left’s War on Women. Glenn Reynolds quotes early Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story warning of demagogues who would flatter the people that they may betray them. Katie Pavlich takes that up…

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Copyright law just became more bizarre [if possible]

June 20, 2015 Comments Off on Copyright law just became more bizarre [if possible]
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The direct quote says it best [hope it’s not copyright]: Today the High Court of the United Kingdom handed down an excellent decision—excellent because the result is so unreasonable, so out of touch with reality, and so divorced from the needs and expectations of ordinary users, that it provides a textbook illustration of the need for urgent reform of the outdated and unbalanced European Copyright Directive. In a nutshell, the…

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Council on Foreign Relations

June 17, 2015 6 Comments
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It’s a fairly innocuous news item.  Well, if not innocuous, at least par for the course: Saudi and Israeli diplomats jointly announced that they’ve held five meetings in secret since early last year in India, Italy, and the Czech Republic. “In secret” eh? What’s the difference between meeting in a room and “in secret”? Moving on: The reason? Iran. The Israelis and the Saudis have a common enemy in Tehran,…

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The ancient nightmares are revisited

June 16, 2015 4 Comments
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The ancient nightmares are revisited

As distressing picture after distressing picture is shown in the Daily Horror, the Atrocity Express and the Guardian of Lunacy, it’s easy to step back and observe, of the people: 1. Those ignoring it by now and burying themselves into their work and lives at home; 2. Those running around demoralized and infantilized, e.g. in the MSM scare over the Nuneaton Aldi “murderess” spider eggs from Brazil in bananas, only…

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The SJWs are out in force

June 15, 2015 6 Comments
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The sort of lunacy so many of us are commenting on at blogs across the UK and US sphere, plus Australia in places, is hardly keeping up with the flood, the torrent currently pouring through every fissure worldwide. If it’s not ISIS slaughtering its way to Hell in the Middle-East or the lunacy of our gummint being sucked into the the game of the evil muvvers ripping off illegals in the Mediterranean, it’s…

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Meaningless qualifications

June 13, 2015 4 Comments
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Meaningless qualifications

Two days ago was the farce on Sky TV over the so-called doctor and her “girls must have quotas in STEM subjects at university”. Unfortunately, the focus became women’s brains, a red herring and pointless discussion as most sane people accept that everyone, irrespective, has his or her strengths. Despite that, there are certainly tendencies of the sexes to go into this or that profession and a lack of comfort for…

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The power behind TTIP

June 12, 2015 Comments Off on The power behind TTIP
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A site like OoL would be remiss if it did not address TTIP but no one’s writing much about it either because either it’s bleedin’ obvious to all or else we don’t really understand it fully. We know Nige and crew had a protest in the European Parliament, we know America’s in this in a big way, we know it’s been mooted for some time.  There’s a brand of conservatism…

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