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Where the name came from

What's with the title Woodpile Report? Well, it's this way, from January of 2004 until mid-2007 it was emailed to a subscibers list. In that form it was titled the Woodpile Weather Report. A picture of ol' Remus's woodpile appeared at the top as both a weather report and, by documenting the progression from log pile to chunkwood to a split 'n stacked woodpile, a witness to the seasonal changes. It was the thin thread from which comments hung. As thrilling as all that was, the comments metastasized and took over. But the title remains.

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You're about to be lied to when they say-

a hand up
a new study shows
a poll by the highly respected
a positive step
are speaking out
at-risk communities
best practices
broader implications
climate change
commonsense solutions
comprehensive reform
cycle of poverty
cycle of violence
demand action
disparate impact
diverse backgrounds
economically disadvantaged
emerging consensus
experts agree
fair share
fiscal stimulus
fully funded
give back
giving voice to
greater diversity
growing support for
gun violence
have issues
high capacity magazine
history shows
impacted by
in denial
inclusive environment
investing in our future
linked to
making a difference
making bad choices
marriage equality
mean spirited
most vulnerable
mounting opposition to
non-partisan, non-profit
not value neutral
off our streets
on some level
oppressed minorities
our nation's children
people of color (sometimes, colour)
poised to
poor and minorities
positive outcome
public/private partnership
raising awareness
reaching out
reaffirm our commitment to
redouble our efforts
root cause
sends a message
shared values
social justice
solidarity with
speaking truth to power
statistics show
sustainable, sustainability
the American People
the bigger issue is
the failed ...
the larger question is
the more important question is
the reality is
the struggle for
too many
too often
touched by
underserved populations
undocumented immigrant
vibrant community
voicing concern
war on ...
working families

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You know who the media means by not saying who they mean when they say -

at-risk students
low-income students
mob and rob
mobbing up
pack of teens
rival gang members
roving group
swarm mob
teen gang
teen mob
teen thugs
unruly crowd
urban youths
young people
young men
youth violence

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Tactics of the Left
Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals

Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have

Never go outside the experience of your people.

Whenever possible, go outside the experience of the enemy.

Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.

Ridicule is man's most potent weapon

A good tactic is one your people enjoy.

A tactic that drags on for too long becomes a drag.

Use different tactics and actions and use all events of the period.

The threat is more terrifying than the thing itself.

Maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition.

If you push a negative hard and deep enough, it will break through into its counterside.

The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.

Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, polarize it.

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How To Create A Socialist State
by Saul Alinsky

1) Healthcare — Control healthcare and you control the people

2) Poverty — Increase the Poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live.

3) Debt — Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.

4) Gun Control — Remove the ability to defend themselves from the Government. That way you are able to create a police state.

5) Welfare — Take control of every aspect of their lives (Food, Housing, and Income).

6) Education — Take control of what people read and listen to — take control of what children learn in school.

7) Religion — Remove the belief in the God from the Government and schools.

8) Class Warfare — Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to take (Tax) the wealthy with the support of the poor.

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Moscow Rules
via the International Spy Museum

Assume nothing.

Never go against your gut.

Everyone is potentially under opposition control.

Don't look back; you are never completely alone.

Go with the flow, blend in.

Vary your pattern and stay within your cover.

Lull them into a sense of complacency.

Don't harass the opposition.

Pick the time and place for action.

Keep your options open.

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Rules of Disinformation
via Proparanoid

Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil

Become incredulous and indignant

Create rumor mongers

Use a straw man

Sidetrack opponents with name calling, ridicule

Hit and Run

Question motives

Invoke authority

Play Dumb

Associate opponent charges with old news

Establish and rely upon fall-back positions

Enigmas have no solution

Alice in Wonderland Logic

Demand complete solutions

Fit the facts to alternate conclusions

Vanish evidence and witnesses

Change the subject

Emotionalize, antagonize, and goad

Ignore facts, demand impossible proofs

False evidence

Call a Grand Jury, Special Prosecutor

Manufacture a new truth

Create bigger distractions

Silence critics


Remus's antidote: tell the truth as plainly as you can. Humor helps.

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The Five Stages of Collapse
Dmitry Orlov

Financial Collapse. Faith in "business as usual" is lost.

Commercial Collapse. Faith that "the market shall provide" is lost.

Political Collapse. Faith that "the government will take care of you" is lost.

Social Collapse. Faith that "your people will take care of you" is lost.

Cultural Collapse. Faith in the goodness of humanity is lost.

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The Five Rules of Propaganda
Norman Davies

Simplification: reducing all data to a single confrontation between ‘Good and Bad', ‘Friend and Foe'.

Disfiguration: discrediting the opposition by crude smears and parodies.

Transfusion: manipulating the consensus values of the target audience for one's own ends.

Unanimity: presenting one's viewpoint as if it were the unanimous opinion of all right-thinking people: drawing the doubting individual into agreement by the appeal of star performers, by social pressure, and by ‘psychological contagion'.

Orchestration: endlessly repeating the same messages in different variations and combinations.”

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The Psychology of Cyber Attacks
Robert Cialdini
via securityintelligence.com

Principle of Liking - people tend to form trust with those they’re attracted to, both physically and emotionally

Social Proof - People are motivated more by what others do than a perceived or even quantifiable benefit

Rule of Reciprocation - Humans feel a sense of obligatory quid pro quo

Commitment & Consistency - Most people stick with their original decisions despite information that supports changing their course

Principle of Authority - Authority, whether real or perceived, elicits obedience in many people

Principle of Scarcity - People want to be included in exclusive offers and often make poor choices under pressure

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How to prosecute anybody

Look around for "suspicious" behavior, i.e., behavior on the part of a private citizen that can be made to appear suspicious

Ruthlessly probe every element of the "suspect's" life, using the effectively infinite resources of the State, until enough "suspicious" behavior has been amassed

Assemble a huge list of charges to place before a grand jury

Present the case in such a fashion as to promote the less plausible accusations and obscure the more plausible ones, thus securing a grab-bag indictment

Offer the indicted person a plea bargain that will spare him centuries in prison and complete pauperization at the bargain price of a few years and/or a few thousand dollars.

Francis Porretto

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Vincent van Gogh, Blossoming Almond Tree, 1890

Hardnose photo editors in the glory days of photo-journalism cautioned, "what counts is the picture and only the picture. I don't care if you use a one-off camera hand made by Oskar Barnack himself and you were hanging from a cliff by your fingernails in an ice storm. If it's a so-so picture it's still a so-so picture." Same with painting. Anyone who's ever bought a "story stock" and regretted it knows what I'm saying.

Van Gogh was a tortured soul, psychotic and delusional. And a drunk. So what? I know an automobile mechanic like that. Fact is, there isn't anything van Gogh painted that others didn't paint better. That said, this one's okay, cartoony but pleasant, done in the last year of his life, when his brother stopped supporting him and he shot himself. There's a song in there someplace.

You'll please excuse me, I've been waiting a long time to go off on van Gogh, ever since I was obliged to demonstrate and document credible adoration at school. Then, as now, his stuff looks to me like something found at a motel liquidation sale. Over time he became the "gateway drug" of modern art, having deployed McMansion-like pastiche to the bedazzlement of the smart set, Art Nouveau with Pointillist quotations, for one. I'm underwhelmed.

So, imagine my surprise when I came across the piece above, and believe me I wasn't looking for it. I was impressed van Gogh could so nearly approach the level of a Japanese first year art student. With not much more effort he could have found employment as a decorator of lamp shades, sparing himself and others a lot of grief. It's in that spirit I put it before you


art-remus-ident-04.jpgThe article in the Express , "Earth heading for ICE AGE as sun goes blank: Analysts reveal shock SUNSPOTS discovery" is sensationalized old news.

We're in an inter-glacial warm period—known as the Holocene epoch—of the Pliocene-Quaternary Ice Age, which began over two and a half million years ago. This ice age has produced several waves of glaciation and retreats. The last ice sheet retreated 10,000 years ago. Incidentally, evidence has recently been cited that Mars is also in between glaciers.

Imminent renewed glaciation is, or was, the working forecast used by the CIA and their Russian counterparts. The long-term evidence says the warm up peaked in medieval times and we're on the wobbly edge of a precipitous plunge. Climatologists will commit only to "some time in the next 1,500 years". Fair enough, "some time in the next 1,500 years" includes next year.

We'll know when a new "ice age", as they're popularly called, begins. It's a true runaway effect. In it's first phase, ocean levels drop many tens of feet, perhaps in a decade or less, as snow relentlessly piles up on far northern land masses. Before it's over, sea level will have dropped well over three hundred feet and the colossal snow pack will have become mile-high ice sheets advancing over much of the northern hemisphere.

A new glacial period is the worst of it, but even persistent small dips in average temperature can be dramatic, the "Little Ice Age" of 1600-1850 being the most recent. It correlates to the Sporer, Maunder and Dalton Minimums, i.e., extended periods of low solar activity. As yet no compelling case has been made for causation, nor is the correlation robust or straightforward. The close association can't be denied however, even if the mechanics remain elusive.

The sunspot chart below is the latest one issued by NOAA. Notice the lower highs and lower lows, coming in even below the predicted values.



Next item please.

From The New Observer:

There are currently over 42 million legal and illegal “immigrants” in America. They make up 23 percent of school kids, 30 percent of “families in poverty,” 33 percent of those without health insurance, have almost no education, and the largest percentage immigration increase is from Muslim nations.


Here's the link to Angelo Codevilla's classic essay, America’s Ruling Class — And the Perils of Revolution, at American Spectator, July of 2010. Couldn't find a working link for the last issue. It's a keeper, to be read at leisure and archived.

Next item.

Richard Fernandez at PJ Media has this to say about the ongoing war scare:

Whatever Putin is playing at, Russia must be close to all in. There cannot be much of a margin left.  With an shrinking economy smaller than Italy or South Korea's the Kremlin is taking outsize chance by challenging the West across such a broad front.  The payoff must logically be worth the risk and either the Russian knows what he's doing or he does not.  Putin appears to be relying almost entirely on his ability to out-think Hillary, Kerry, Obama and perhaps Trump though he may have something hidden up his sleeve: perhaps a deal with China; maybe some powerful blackmail card.

Mr. Fernandez always repays a read.


Until the investigation into former Secretary Clinton's, ahem, "alleged" criminal malfeasance, the FBI had a reputation for bending but not breaking even in the fiercest of political winds. Together with revelations some of its crime labs were frauds, pretty much, that reputation is now gone, and with it the trust and confidenced earned over many decades.

The FBI is, or rather was, an investigative agency. It was Lynch, Comey's boss, who had the power to prosecute, not the FBI. She declined. The Clinton Crime Family walked once again. But Comey dishonored himself and tainted the FBI by fatally compromising the investigation at critical points, likely at Lynch's direction. We were betrayed. And it turns out Comey has close and profitable connections to Clinton's enterprises, which puts forgiveness out of reach. We can only stare in stunned disbelief at how widely the rot has spread.

There's still a "real" FBI beneath the top layer, mostly good and principled people, just as there are "real" police departments beneath the strutting, brass-bedecked appointees the pols trot out for pressers. But when federal agencies are captured the decline is steep, weasels promote and hire fellow weasels by preference. Safety in numbers. Look how quickly the DoJ and IRS and EPA were converted and weaponized. Agencies with regulatory, police and taxing powers have long ago become an independent, parallel government. Add another agency to their directory.

Okay, what else? Oh yeah, a hawk got into the chicken herd. Right outten front of the house, in the flower garden. It's a pretty nice place, the missus's pet project, with stone walkways and shade bushes and classy statuary retrieved from an auctioneer's discard bin, a rose-covered arch, obligatory table-plus-umbrella, and a graveled place with comfy chairs and a glider for those quiet moments to cogitate deeply upon our place in the universe—or quaff a brew and enjoy a cigar, your choice.

The chickens like to hang out there, particularly at midday. We don't mind, keeps the ticks and such down. Anyway, there's a commotion and I went out to see what was agitating the girls. They were in full panic, squawking and running around in all directions. I couldn't see why. Then the missus came out and went straight for the problem. There was a youngish red tail hawk down amongst 'em. Sheesh, just another bird to my eyes. Once fingered by a competent observer and righteously challenged, it flew off without so much as a feather for its trouble. Just being the best hawk it knew how to be, but still, can't have that.

A few hens had taken cover in some brambles nearby, at wood's edge. We'd intended to clear it out but we now see its non-obvious value. I hate it when chickens are smarter 'n me, but there's something to be learned from any experience, ayewott? Which means you should be reading a clever cautionary tale instead of this, but methinks I'll refer you to Aesop and leave it as-is. Let's move on to more kozmik troubles, as witnessed in yer ol' Woodpile Report.


Remus's notebook


Ferocious Conservative Activist Bulletin - FBI Director James Comey Exposed: Received millions from Clinton Foundation, on their Corporate Partner Board, brother works for law firm that does Clinton Foundation taxes.

Yahoo News - Caelus Energy may have discovered an oil field that could be among the biggest ever found in Alaska.

Reuters - Selling uniforms for food, Venezuela oil workers feel the pinch

Zero Hedge - Hillary Caught Using Child Actor At Pennsylvania Town Hall

Intercept - Yahoo Offers Non-Denial Denial of Bombshell Spy Report

Express - Europe tells British press NOT to reveal if terrorists are Muslims ... where the media stress the Muslim background of perpetrators of terrorist acts the violent backlash against Muslims is likely to be greater

Wolf Street - The Great Debt Unwind: Business Bankruptcies Soar 38%

Daily Mail - Prisoners STARVE to death in Venezuela's jails as country's economic collapse sees food and medicine run out

Right Scoop - DOJ abruptly drops case against arms dealer to avoid hurting Hillary [ever think Hillary has a permanent all-purpose waiver?]

Cosmos - Permian mass extinction was not so massive ... "great dying" from wiping out between 90 to 96% of all species to around was 81% of all species not 90 to 96%

Free Beacon - Obama Orders National Security Workforce to Address ‘Intersectionality’. Mandates ‘unconscious bias’ training for FBI, CIA, NSA, DoD, and officials in charge of approving security clearances

Boston Globe - Email urges Harvard students to counter ‘white genocide,’ support Trump ... dean called for a police investigation

WTHR - Shots fired at Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department NW District police station ... "a few dozen shots" were fired

Lund University - Researchers reconstruct house in ancient Pompeii using 3D technology [includes tour via Vimeo video, 11m]


1929. Magazine ad for Chevrolet


art-remus-ident-04.jpg The ad boasts, "A six in the price range of a four". 1929 was the first year of Chevrolet's "straight six", their only powerplant until the small block V8 of 1955, and their base engine until 1990. The 1929 version was produced until 1936, featuring overhead valves, 194 cubic inch displacement producing 50 horsepower. '29 Chevrolet styling took its cues from the upscale GM LaSalle to make it appear more costly than it was. No one was fooled, but there you are.



World War III
The run up.


Noisy Room - On The Precipice Of World War III: Russia Prepares For War On Multiple Fronts

SHTF Plan - The Threat is Real and Imminent: “Two North Korean Satellites Orbiting Over U.S. May Be Armed With Miniaturized Super-EMP Weapon”

USA Today - What a real cyber war would look like

Daily Caller - The USA Is The Number One Thing China Fears More Than ISIS

Daily Mail - World War Three will be 'extremely lethal and fast': US Army bosses reveal what could happen if the US took on Russia or China

Consortium News - Do We Really Want Nuclear War with Russia?

Jane's 360 - Germany and France create joint tactical air transport squadron

Zero Hedge - Russia Warns US Any Strikes On Syrian Army Would Lead To War: "Our S-300, S-400 Defenses Are Up And Running"

World Nuclear News - Russia suspends plutonium agreement with USA

Fox News - Russia posts provocative tweet warning US on Syria, mocking (White House Press Secretary) Earnest

Daily Caller - Pentagon Refuses To Bend To Russian Threats, Will Continue Air Strikes In Syria

Sun - Russian state newspapers predict ‘direct military conflict’ with US as it compares Syria stalemate to Cuban missile crisis

SHTF Plan - U.S. Navy Upgrades “SSBN Nuclear Sub Electronic Security” With World War On the Horizon

Popular Science - China's first domestically built aircraft carrier is nearing completion. In October 2016, it took a key step forward with its island structure fully installed. [includes photos]

art-remus-ident-04.jpg Apparently China doesn't believe carriers are obsolete. This one, together with their Soviet-built Liaoning "training" carrier commissioned in 2012, brings their total to two. China has announced a three-carrier goal, to match India and Japan. Their third carrier is under construction. The US has nineteen carriers with three under construction, one on order, and sixteen planned.

Metro UK - Russia tells citizens ‘nuclear war with the West could happen soon’

Reuters - Russia considers military bases in Vietnam and Cuba

Noisy Room - General Milley on our Enemies with Emphasis on Russia

Sputnik - US test-dropped two dummy nukes in the Nevada desert earlier this month

WND - Russia beats U.S. to punch on Syria 'no-fly-zone' ... S-300 surface-to-air missile system enables Moscow to control air space

Express - Russia launches long-haul bombers to patrol Japan and Hawaii

Telegraph - Russia deploys nuclear-capable missiles in Kaliningrad [near Poland] as tensions between US and Russia become 'more dangerous than Cold War'

Daily Mail - North Korea will have 100 long-range nuclear missiles within four years, according to US report

Peak Prosperity - Do We Really Want A War With Russia? [long read, good summary of the escalating threat of war]

Daisy Luther - 8 Alarming Warning Signs That Indicate War With Russia Could Be Imminent

Independent Missiles fired at US warship from Houthi controlled territory in Yemen ... USS Mason detected two inbound missiles while in the Red Sea

Bloomberg - War Talk Is Back on Russian TV as U.S. Ties Hit Post-Soviet Low


Stuff you may want to think about
Synopsis with links


Masculinity as mental illness, Campus Reform - A group at the Claremont Colleges called “5Cs Thrive” hosted an event Monday called “Masculinity + Mental Health” which focused on the mental health problems caused by masculinity. Miles Robinson, who attended the event, told The Claremont Independent that there was “a common consensus that masculinity is harmful both to those who express it and those affected by it” among attendees. Robinson added that all of the organizers of Thrive—as well most of the attendees of Thrive’s weekly functions—are female, and the group hosted this event in the hopes of getting more men to come.


Chicago bloodbath, City Journal - Who can blame the Chicago cops for backing off of discretionary activity? They are responding to political signals being sent by the most powerful segments of society. President Barack Obama takes every opportunity to accuse the nation’s police of lethally profiling blacks and Hispanics. The media, activists, and academics routinely denounce pedestrian stops and public-order enforcement as racially driven oppression. Chicago cops, like their counterparts in other urban areas in the Black Lives Matter era, now encounter aggressive hostility when they get out of their cars to investigate suspicious behavior. And when the police pull back, under the accusation that proactive enforcement is racist, it is the law-abiding who suffer.


Deutsche Bank: The Lehman Brothers of 2016, State of the Nation - Deutsche Bank shares have been in a free-fall collapse and there is no will to stop it. The warning signs of its collapse have been intensifying for some time now. Clearly Deutsche Bank was identified by the international banking cartel as the one they would sacrifice to write off volumes of bad debt. Lehman was sacrificed in 2008 for similar reasons. Every pension plan and 401k, IRA and KEOGH plan, savings and checking account, mutual fund and money market, precious metal holdings and commodity account, insurance policy and annuity will be targeted by the avaricious banksters. They all know the whole place is going down after Deutsche Bank collapses and they intend to acquire whatever they can while there are still assets to be stolen.

Sovereign Man - Here’s some compelling data about the next recession


An American Rwanda, Christian Mercenary - The rioters, who are incensed by the actions of the police, do not march to the seat of the government; they do not descend on the police station, or the Mayor's Office. These protests are not aimed at the government officials supposedly responsible for the policy of shooting armed criminals. Instead, the rioters loot local stores, destroy cars and attack white people on the streets. In the light of all of this, Google decides unilaterally to declare that blacks cannot be racist against whites. Undermine the rule of law, destroy a few traditions and focus the ills of a society on a particular race and you have all the makings of a good genocide. I wouldn't imagine anything quite as orderly as the genocide of the Jews in Nazi Germany, I imagine it will be a little more like an American version of Rwanda, where the police and government officials merely take a step back while the slaughter engulfs the nation.


Hitler's Hollywood, Daily Mail - A Harvard film scholar three years ago revealed the terrifying detail how Hollywood was at the whim of the Nazis throughout the 1930s - censoring films and dropping others. In one particularly extreme case, one non-Jewish MGM executive divorced his Jewish wife at the demand of Germany's Propaganda Ministry - and she ended up in a concentration camp. Urwand said studio chiefs were happy to work with Nazi censors to change or cancel productions so that they could keep access to the German film market. From 1932, Nazi laws meant studios could have their licenses revoked if they produced films, shown in Germany or abroad, that were considered offensive to Germans.


1941. December, F. W. Woolworth, Washington DC


art-remus-ident-04.jpg Things are lookin' kinda grime this Christmas of 1941. The Japs attacked Pearl Harbor and three days later the nazzees declared war on us. So the only reasonable thing is to break out the camera with the Super-Syncro Flash-o-Matic, grab a pocketful of fist-size flashbulbs, go down to the five 'n dime and take pictures of the hoi polloi. And yeah, there was such a thing as dressing for downtown.

Woolworth contracted into Foot Locker in 1997 after 118 years in business as a department store chain. For most of those years Woolworth was the biggest general merchandiser in the world. Kmart, Walmart and Target are credited with killing it off.


C'mon, two for a nickel. How hard a decision can it be?



" ... and I'll be shipping out in a couple days. Looks like it'll be pretty rough, no telling if I'll come back."






More stuff you may want to think about
Synopsis with links


'Refugee' resettlement by stealth, Lifezette - A federally funded refugee resettlement organization conspired with the mayor of a small Vermont town to keep the public in the dark about a plan to relocate 100 people from war-torn Syria. The documents include an email from Amila Merdzanovic, executive director of the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program, “If we open it up to anybody and everybody, all sorts of people will come out of woodwork. Anti-immigrant, anti-anything ... I cannot emphasize enough the importance of not sharing the information even if it is confidentially ... what people hear and how they interpret it is two different things." So shrouded in secrecy was the resettlement plan that most of the town’s aldermen did not realize what was taking place behind closed doors.


57-State Climate Warning, Stream - The climate continued to be better than it is now, right up through the 1960s and 1970s when the consensus was that global cooling was going to kill many people. Then the climate changed sometime in the mid 1980s into what it is now, with death, doom, destruction on every side. Consult the media for the latest horror. Scientifically speaking, all climate change is bad. Nothing good can ever come of the climate changing. The climate in the past was always better than it is now. The government and environmentalists are in agreement that any change whatsoever to the climate must necessarily be towards greater evil. This is why we must “fight” climate change.


Ferguson Effect, Debra Heine, PJ Media - A Chicago police officer, who knew she needed to shoot a presumably “unarmed” violent assailant high on PCP but didn't because she feared a backlash, is now recovering in a hospital after the savage beating that ensued. Said Chicago Police Department Superintendent Eddie Johnson, "She looked at me and said she thought she was going to die. And she knew that she should shoot this guy. But she chose not to because she didn’t want her family or the department to have to go through the scrutiny the next day on national news. This officer could have lost her life last night. We have to change the narrative of law enforcement across this country."

Second City Cop - What kind of service does the "community" think it's going to get when this is the first thought going through an officer's head? We'll tell you exactly what they'll get - nothing. It's simpler to disengage and clean up the aftermath of a "community" with zero impulse control, zero pride, zero sense of personal responsibility. A "community" that has accounted for 80% of the shootings and homicides this year and nearly 85% over the past decade.

Chicago Sun Times - The female officer, who was taken to Lutheran General Hospital, suffered a concussion and multiple lacerations and bruises to her face and head, Santini said. She also was treated for a bone chip to the wrist and shoulder and had a neck injury. Her partner also was taken to the hospital with a concussion and had cuts, bruises, a torn quad and a broken thumb. [Article includes photo of perp. Had a long record]


Social media purges underway , Heartiste - Social media monopolies have begun large-scale purges of any and all effective pro-Trump voices using their platforms. CH was blocked two weeks ago from Twatter. Today, Ricky Vaughn got suspended (until further review post-election?). Apparently, Scott Adams was kicked off as well. The night of the long knives is right on cue, one month before The Trumpening. Leftoids have lost the argument. Now they reach for the only weapon they have left: silencing.


Aliens Are Voting by the Thousands, Christian Adams, PJ Media - The National Voter Registration Act of 1993 mandates that anyone who applies for a driver’s license must be offered voter registration. To register, they must merely mark a checkbox that they are a citizen and sign the form. It’s a yes-no question, and thousands are lying — just in Virginia. Voter ID is no solution either. These aliens are getting registered to vote when they are getting their photo ID cards! Some groups like it this way. Soros-fueled organizations have brought lawsuits to stop states from verifying citizenship of registrants. The Advancement Project and Demos are the answers to the Jeopardy question: Who would ever be against verifying the citizenship of voters?

Zero Hedge - More Illegal Immigrant Voters Discovered In Philly - "Just The Tip Of The Iceberg"

Economic Collapse - Dead People And Illegal Immigrants Are Being Registered To Vote All Over America


1936. Iron County Michigan, squatter shack


art-remus-ident-04.jpg We associate shanties and shanty towns with Latin American cities, but during the Depression every American city had them. In rural areas, as seen here, the homeless built shanties on land where squatters were tolerated and got by as best they could. In the background we see Catholic iconography and a box marked "Star Brand, Elbow Macoroni, Bulk". Iron County is in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan on the southern border with Wisconsin.



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The fall of the FBI, American Thinker - New revelations, never volunteered by Comey and discovered only by insistent probing, that show intimate collusion between the Clinton campaign and the FBI. Physical evidence is destroyed before anyone can see it, though subpoenaed by Congress and possibly containing classified information. Suspects sit in on the questioning of other suspects, and suspects are given immunity, it appears, for no good reasons at all. The reputation of that agency will never recover. No serious American, in that case, should ever believe anything the FBI tells us about anything at all. If the FBI can be influenced by politicians, then it can be influenced by drug lords or crime bosses or crooked billionaires.

art-remus-ident-04.jpg The author of this essay, Bruce Walker, believes FBI field reps should condemn "the whole structure of this putrid conspiracy against honorable and serious investigation". Hah and double hah. What a maroon. Next he'll be telling us to boycott the FBI.


The FBI's sham investigation, PJ Media, Roger Simon - With each passing day it becomes clearer the investigation of the Hillary Clinton email scandal was such a sham that it did far more than merely tarnish the reputations of the FBI and the Department of Justice. The FBI and Justice Department have apparently been used by one political party to keep the other out of power by covert manipulation of our system. What other possible explanation is there and how far is that from the early days of the Soviet Union and other totalitarian states? This could—and most likely will—go on for years. A door is opening with a Hillary Clinton victory with repercussions to our republic no one can predict.

New York Post - FBI agents are ready to revolt over the cozy Clinton probe ... Comey's turned the FBI into the Federal Bureau of Immunity and lost the trust and respect of not only his agents but the country at large


How did early Earth stay warm?, Science Daily - For at least a billion years of the distant past, planet Earth should have been frozen over but wasn't. Scientists thought they knew why, but a new modeling study from the Alternative Earths team of the NASA Astrobiology Institute has fired the lead actor in that long-accepted scenario. With methane demoted, scientists face a serious new challenge to determine the greenhouse cocktail that explains our planet's climate and life story, including a billion years devoid of glaciers. Knowing the right combination other warming agents, such as water vapor, nitrous oxide, and carbon dioxide, will also help us assess habitability of the hundreds of billions of other Earth-like planets estimated to reside in our galaxy.


Backsliding on gun control, Zelman Partisans - What happened to Robert Levy? Back in 2007, the chairman of the libertarian Cato Institute was the organizer and financier behind District of Columbia v. Heller, the Supreme Court Case that established the Second Amendment as affirming an individual right to gun ownership. Today Robert Levy is waxing ridiculous about Second Amendment compromises gun owners and gun rights advocates should consider. The short answer to that CATO Institute report inviting Americans to consider grounds for compromise on gun control is a simple, short “No.”


Alt-Right site list, America - To find quality analysis and writing on the internet, one must go a level deeper than the popular and promoted sites. The following is a list of shadow web sites which provide content of greater value than the bigger entities which affirm the same illusions that the herd chases over the cliff of civilization decline.


1942. Chicago, locomotive repair shops.


art-remus-ident-04.jpg World War II tripled rail traffic in a matter of months. US railroads, undercapitalized during the economic depression of the 'thirties, found its tired rolling stock and high-mileage motive power called upon to meet a sudden and escalating frenzy of demands.

Maintenance and quick turnaround meant the difference between barely keeping up and ignominious failure. Worse, experienced men were being snapped up by the draft and basic materials were being rationed. In the background was the spectre of government takeover, as happened in World War I. Although control was relinquished after the war as promised, the ICC was given many of the US Railroad Authority's powers.

The Illinois Central Railroad operated from 1851 until 1998 when it became part of the Canadian National Railway.



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We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission.
Ayn Rand

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Gold is the money of kings, silver is the money of gentlemen, barter is the money of peasants and debt is the money of slaves.

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If, before undertaking some action, you must obtain the permission of society—you are not free, whether such permission is granted to you or not. Only a slave acts on permission. A permission is not a right.
Ayn Rand

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The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
Ayn Rand

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Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thought crime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it.
George Orwell, 1984

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There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.
Ayn Rand

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The socialist ideal eventually goes viral, and the majority learns to game the system. Everyone is trying to live at the expense of everyone else. In the terminal phase, the failure of the system is disguised under a mountain of lies, hollow promises, and debts. When the stream of other people's money runs out, the system collapses.
Kevin Brekke

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When you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing; when you see that money is flowing to those who deal not in goods, but in favors; when you see that men get rich more easily by graft than by work, and your laws no longer protect you against them, but protect them against you … you may know that your society is doomed.
Ayn Rand

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Because the regime is captive to its own lies, it must falsify everything. It falsifies the past. It falsifies the present, and it falsifies the future. It falsifies statistics ... It pretends to fear nothing. It pretends to pretend nothing.
Vaclav Havel

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Injustice is relatively easy to bear; what stings is justice.
H. L. Mencken

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We have reached a point of diminishing returns in our public life. Hardly anything actually needs doing. We may in fact be past that point; not only does nothing much need doing, but we'd benefit if much of what has been done were to be undone.
John Derbyshire

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The hallmark of authoritarian systems is the creation of innumerable, indecipherable laws. Such systems make everyone an un-indicted felon and allow for the exercise of arbitrary government power via selective prosecution.
Ayn Rand

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Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry.
Thomas Jefferson

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When you are fed, there are many problems. When you are hungry, there is one problem.
NoPension at Zero Hedge

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11 Oct 2016