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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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Regime-speak

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
arguably
arsenal
at-risk communities
best practices
broader implications
climate change
collectively
commonsense solutions
comprehensive reform
cycle of poverty
cycle of violence
demand action
denier
disenfranchised
disparate impact
disproportionately
diverse backgrounds
divisive
economically disadvantaged
embattled
emerging consensus
empower
enhance
experts agree
extremist
fair share
fiscal stimulus
fully funded
give back
giving voice to
greater diversity
growing support for
gun violence
hater
have issues
high capacity magazine
history shows
impacted by
impactful
in denial
inappropriate
inclusive environment
insensitivity
investing in our future
linked to
making a difference
making bad choices
marginalized
marriage equality
mean spirited
most vulnerable
mounting opposition to
multicultural
non-blaming
nonjudgmental
non-partisan, non-profit
not value neutral
nuanced
off our streets
on some level
oppressed minorities
our nation's children
outreach
people of color (sometimes, colour)
poised to
poor and minorities
positive outcome
potentially
progressive
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
stakeholders
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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Hypercorrectness

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


at-risk students
gang-related
gangbanger
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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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

Vanish

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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art-remus-ident-04.jpg The multi-city Day Of Rage fizzled, but there was another ambush-slaughter of police officers on Sunday, this time in Baton Rouge by a member of the Nation Of Islam. These ambushes are the militant's way of saying, "the cops can't protect you, they can't even protect themselves." Guerilla War 101. They're being used of course, their animus is without a discernable strategy, but they seem dimly aware of being part of the nebulous orchestration that sustains them, aware enough to be in awe of it. They are however unaware destabilizing the society is the last thing a widely distrusted and dependent minority should want.

The gay-led outfit Black Lives Matter is the most dangerous. Doubly insulated, their core message "the criminal justice system is racist" goes unchallenged, in fact, BLM is actively supported and protected by DC, which has the effect of endorsing its message, natch. I'm guessing we'll look back on this month as when a wave of cop-killings by black supremacists started, not when it peaked, if only because their sub rosa alliance with Muslim Brotherhood outfits is not yet fully engaged. Crowds attacking crowds, it never changes.

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Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel was his name, a well known criminal from Tunisia. He was just another Moslem acting on what Islam demands from its believers: do your bit to terrorize non-believers into submission. He shouted 'Allahu Akbar' during his shootout with police and ISIS claims him as one of theirs, but Obama denies what he so plainly was. Everything's a one-off with that guy. If they're not a card-carrying member of some outfit approved by the Muslim Brotherhood wing of the State Department, they're just a crank with personal problems and This Has Nothing To Do With Islam. Every wolf in the pack is a lone wolf individually but they gotta keep up appearances.

Within an hour or so the Kumbaya Marching and Chowder Society struck up the band, Obama put on his serious face and leapt to the defense of Islam, "Western nations can win this fight by pushing back against the hateful ideologies that twist and distort Islam, a religion that teaches peace and justice and compassion".

Silly us, we mistook their teaching for total war and homicidal zealotry. Must be all the corpses. An actual President would defend the nation instead of an eighth century death cult, unless ... but let's not start that again. Then he warned us to not offend Moslems because 'that's not who we are'. It appears he's misinformed about who we are, which is an unfair advantage, we're well informed about who he is.

Recall then-spokeswoman Marie Harf's claim, "we cannot win this war against the ISIS terror army by killing them. We cannot kill our way out of this war". Actually, we can. Hence the name, "war". Not content to leave it there, she continued. What would be really nice is a Jobs For Jihadiis program. A meany would call it cowardly appeasement, but it's really coexistence, or diversity or what eh-ver.

Meanwhile, the same news media that publishes photos of drowned "refugees", including a close up of a dead kid washed up on the beach, declined to publish photos of the victims in Nice. The awful truth is too big an event to cover up, and mangled corpses of innocents doesn't fit the narrative, so they copy-paste high-minded excuses to limit the damage. Bruce Bower at City Journal puts it this way:

The time for shock is over. The time for heaping up flowers and candles and stuffed animals at the sites of atrocities is over. The lies and ignorance and cravenness must end, and the simple facts must be faced. The free, civilized West has, for years now, been the target of a war of conquest—a war waged in many forms (of which terrorism is only one) by Islamist adherents preaching submission, intolerance, and brutality, and our leaders and media, with few exceptions, continue to play a game whose fatuity, fecklessness, and pusillanimity have become increasingly clear. After Nice, no more.

Newt Gingrich suggests a remedy for the Moslems already among us:

CNN, Newt Gingrich - Let me be as blunt and direct as I can be. Western civilization is in a war. We should frankly test every person here who is of a Muslim background, and if they believe in Sharia, they should be deported. Sharia is incompatible with Western civilization. Modern Muslims who have given up Sharia, glad to have them as citizens. Perfectly happy to have them next door.

Gingrich intended this to be denounced as unworkable. It is however quite workable. If the test is belief in Sharia, Islam requires its followers promote and abide by Sharia, "modern" Moslems included. Sharia is inseparable from Islam. Gingrich's Sharia test thus requires we deport all Moslems.

Mass deportation has been done here many times. President Eisenhower deported about a million Mexican wartime over-stays in the 1950s. Once they understood he was serious they deported themselves, betimes.

Here's how it could be done: the general charge is attempting to deprive the citizenry of their Constitutional civil rights by conspiring to establish a state religion by force, said differently, trying to overthrow the government. The specific charge could be immigrating under false pretenses. There are others.

Start with a period of voluntary self-deportation, expedite the process, then follow up with involuntary deportation, after which those remaining would be self-selected fugitives dangerous enough to be declared outside the protection of the law, the original meaning of the term "outlaw". They like medieval, so give 'em medieval.

Will it happen? No. Eisenhower belongs to a time when the executive administration upheld its sworn duty to faithfully execute the law. Even Gingrich's over-generous idea is considered unconscionably draconian, although it has a hole big enough to drive a truck through.

Worse, Hillary Clinton boasts she'll import another million Moslems if she's elected. Apparently she and her supporters imagine we have a shortage. They're not about to let us forego Europe's multicultural hit parade, such as this exercise in diversity at the Bataclan Theatre in Paris last November:

Heat Street - The killers in the Bataclan appear to have tortured their victims on the second floor of the club. Wahhabist killers reportedly gouged out eyes, castrated victims, and shoved their testicles in their mouths. People were decapitated. They may also have disemboweled some poor souls. Women were reportedly stabbed in the genitals – and the torture was, victims told police, filmed for Daesh or Islamic State propaganda.

Next item.

I'm not yet persuaded Black Lives Matter has the chops of its predecessors. The "knockout game" and similar beat downs, the riots, arson and looting in Ferguson and Baltimore, et al, the relentless gas-lighting of the, um, ... suggestible, the ongoing "violent non-violent" demonstrations, the murder and maiming of law officers in Dallas, Baton Rouge and elsewhere—none of this has quite convinced me an insurgency like that of the 1960s is ahead. The destruction and death toll of that time seems barely credible today, and it went on for years. Pat Buchanan sums it up:

Pat Buchanan - In 1965, after six days of looting, shooting and arson in LA, there were 34 dead, 1,000 injured, 4,000 arrested. In 1967, Newark, New Jersey, and Detroit exploded, bringing out not only the Guard but the 82nd Airborne. After Dr. King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, a hundred American cities burst into flame. Troops defended the White House. Marines mounted machine guns on the Capitol steps. Thousands of soldiers patrolled the city.

So far there's little to compare between then and now. The worst of today is like a cameo from those days. But wait. On Tuesday the 12th, there appeared this news item from Indiana.

Indy Channel - A man was taken into custody on suspicion of shooting at an IMPD officer's house and his patrol car on the near east side around 2 a.m. Tuesday. The officer was at home and awake, his wife and 10-year-old son were asleep at the time. No one was hurt. Investigators found 17 shell casings at the scene. There were three bullet holes in the police car and five in the house... The suspect, March Ratney, 27, was identified at the scene by witnesses. He was wearing a black shirt with the words "f--- the police" on the front, and "black lives matter" on the back.

Here we have something well and truly over the line. The particulars don't matter. Family is off the table. It was off the table even for the Mafia. Nothing could outrage law enforcement more. Nothing. If Black Lives Matter makes a hero of this guy, or if this is repeated, even once, there is no hole deep enough or dark enough for Black Lives Matter to hide in.

I'm one step closer to believing a '60s-style insurgency is at hand, because body count and city blocks destroyed may be the wrong metric. Incidentally, to me the perp looks either deadly or dead, can't decide which.

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Stuff I didn't know. Al Capone's older brother James Vincenzo, known as Vince, moved to Nebraska at age 16, earned a commission as a lieutenant in World War I, changed his name to Richard Hart, became a federal agent, then a small town judge. By all accounts he led an honorable life. Died at age 60. Speaking of Prohibition—we were?—drunk ants always fall on their right side. Who finds out these things and why?

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Karl Denninger has thrown in the towel. His widely read, much respected "Market Ticker" is now a static page. Here's why he's walking:

I have decided that for the present I am going to go enjoy whatever time is left in a reasonably-peaceful society here in America instead of writing for your consumption, for I neither believe that this relatively-peaceful state of affairs will persist for long nor do I believe any material number of people will lift a single finger to do anything about it other than whining on so-called "social media."

Eight years is enough time to see whether or not there is any indication that any material percentage of the public gives a good damn and absent a marked change in the evidence my verdict is in.

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Stilton Jarlsberg at "Hope n' Change" has done the impossible, he's outdone himself. Commenting on the Clinton & Lynch Traveling Mystery Show is like shooting low-hanging monkeys in a barrel, or metric equivalent, but his screed about Director James Comey, et al, is so high-voltage you'll need a leather apron and tongs to read it. A tidbit:

James Comey and Loretta Lynch have completely dishonored and discredited the FBI and the DOJ, and established beyond a shadow of doubt that our so-called legal system—up to and most definitely including the president of the United States—is now little more than an incestuous cabal of unindicted criminal co-conspirators.

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Those open to warnings of the ongoing collapse have, by now, listened, understood and been moved to act. Perhaps further warnings are largely futile. It may even be too late for those who have not yet acted. The skills and resources now going into warning the unreceptive may be better directed elsewhere.

Some "warnings" are little more than lead-ins to sales pitches. Preparationalism shouldn't be a cause, or something akin to a business, committed to growing its base. If that's the model then we're captive to a model rather than builders of a resilient means for survival.

The preparationalist-survivalist movement is growing into its mature and natural form which, in its widest scope, includes restoring our inalienable rights and recovering our former Constitutional republic. The contrast to the general downdraft will be more persuasive than warnings. Keeping each other informed is a better use of resources.

We can neither retard nor hurry the pace of the collapse, nor can we warn those who will not be warned. While like-minded friends are welcome, better we should work on what is responsive to our efforts: the survival of our communities, ourselves and our liberty. When the fracture lets go completely, it may be barely enough. This is as as far as I've thought it through, but I believe it's likely to be correct, so I adopted it as an editorial stance a while ago.

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"Were it not for the negative coverage that it receives from elite American news organizations, the National Rifle Association and American gun culture as a whole would not be in the position of strength they enjoy today. The more negative coverage the elite media have dished out, the more people have been attracted to NRA and gun culture," says this book blurb at Amazon.

Enough nutshell, let's get to the nut. Here's yer ol' Woodpile Report.

 

Remus's notebook

 

Breitbart - If elected president, Hillary Clinton could permanently resettle close to one million Muslim migrants during the first term of her presidency alone, according to the latest available data from the Department of Homeland Security. Additionally, once Clinton’s Syrian refugees are in the U.S. as green card holders, they will have the ability to bring over their family members through chain migration.

MSNBC, 2015 - The Democratic National Committee passed a resolution Friday afternoon  supporting the Black Lives Matter movement at the party's summer meeting.

RT - Planned 'Day of Rage' protests fail to materialize, with some exceptions

Mother Jones, 2015 - The Democratic National Committee invited activists from two prominent groups within the Black Lives Matter movement to organize and host a town hall forum on racial justice for the party's presidential candidates.

Ann Coulter - BLM is attractive to college students because it's not the Black Panthers. BLM is a gay group. It was started by two lesbians and its most prominent spokesman is a gay man ... there are no "Black Panther" groups on college campuses, whereas nearly every college has a BLM chapter.

The Hill - Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday called the concerns of the Black Lives Matter movement “profound” and said communities need to come together to find solutions to the issues people are facing.

Sultan Knish - Obama did not come to Dallas to mourn, to heal or to unify. His sole purpose was to protect his #BlackLivesMatter hate group from the consequences of its rhetoric.

College Fix - Yale worker destroys stained-glass window that offends him, college destroys the rest for him

Global News - Police say five people attending a candlelight vigil in for a man killed in west Baltimore were shot when a gunman opened fire on the crowd.

Conservative Tree House - Ms. Reynolds has earlier stated Castile was “reaching for his wallet, which was in his back pocket ... there is a part of her own video where it’s possible to see the gun in the lap of Castile. [Includes video and stills]

Coyote Blog - Living "Atlas Shrugged" in Venezuela

Breiz Atao - Bataclan: Testes cut and put into the mouth, beheadings; to protect Muslims, the government censored the torture victims

Heat Street - France ‘Suppressed Reports of Gruesome Torture’ at Bataclan Massacre

Daily Mail - Texas. A man who allegedly robbed a store while armed with an AK-47 is fighting for life in hospital after he was shot by a customer. He was not arrested.

NY Post - In an unusual move, FBI agents working the Hillary Clinton email case had to sign a special form reminding them not to blab about the probe to anyone unless called to testify.

War Is Boring - Paramilitaries in Northern Ireland Manufactured Their Own, Crude Submachine Guns. Shipyard Specials could cause horrific wounds

Daily Wire - 7 Disgusting Things Obama Said While Hijacking Memorial For Slain Dallas Police

BBC - Venezuela army deployed to control food production and distribution

DC Clothesline - Suspicious? DNC Staffer in Charge of ‘Voter Expansion Data’ Murdered in D.C. [Another man who knew too much. Whatever you read into "voter expansion", it isn't enough]

Ars Technica - FDIC was hacked by China, and CIO covered it up. Problems uncovered after employees walk off job with thousands of SSNs on flash drives.

Physics World - Thirty Meter Telescope may not be built in Hawaii, say astronomers

Alpha Rubicon - How Much Does a #10 Can Hold and Other Errata

Can Size/# Weight (fluid) Cups Servings Dimensions
1/4 (potted meat) 4oz 1/2 1 --
3/8 (tuna can) 6oz 3/4 1
2 1/8" x 3 1/2"
1/2 8oz 1 2
2 11/16" x 3"
1 (picnic) 10oz-12oz 1 1/4 2 to 3
2 11/16" x 4"
211 12oz 1 1/2 3 to 4
--
300 13oz-16oz 1 3/4-2 3 to 4
3" x 4 7/16"
303 15oz-17oz 2 4
--
2 (soup) 20oz 2 1/2 5
3 7/16" x 4 9/16"
2 1/2 28oz-30oz 3 1/2 7
4 1/16" x 4 11/16"
3 33 1/2oz 4 1/2 8
--
3 cylinder 46oz-51oz 5 3/4 10 to 12
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5 56oz 7 14
5 1/8" x 5 5/8"
5 squat 64oz-68oz 8 16
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10 103oz-109oz 13-14 25 to 27
16 1/4" x 7"

WND - State and township officials in Pennsylvania who have been trying to disrupt an Amish farmer’s practice of allowing members of a private food-buyers club into his barn to buy his products have gone to court and lost. And gone to court, and lost. And a third time. And even a fourth.

Gatestone Institute - France: The Coming Civil War

Earth Sky - New dwarf planet beyond Neptune

 

1946. Lincoln magazine ad

 

art-remus-ident-04.jpg Enough grille for two cars, hinting at the excess to come.

 

 

 

World War III
The run up

 

Next Big Future - The most likely places for World War III to breakout. Global tensions and conflicts give the feeling like you are reading a history book and are in the chapter just before the big war.

Economic Collapse - War Is Coming And The Global Financial Situation Is A Lot Worse Than You May Think

NY Times Book Review - Today, the danger of some sort of a nuclear catastrophe is greater than it was during the Cold War

National Interest - Just How Dangerous is Russia's Military?

SHTF Plan - The West Is Provoking A World War: ‘Russia Is Being Pushed To Its Limits’

Daily Mail - Hundreds of military vehicles including mobile intercontinental ballistic missile launchers have been taking part in simulated military drills across Russia.

Sputnik News - Russia is developing a hypersonic strategic bomber capable of striking with nuclear warheads from outer space

Free Beacon - Russia Expands Foreign Intelligence Service

War Is Boring - The Best Air-to-Air Missile in the World Is Now in Service. MiG-killing Meteors join the Swedish air force

War Is Boring - When It Comes to National Defense, Globalization Makes Us Stupid. A review of ‘The Global Village Myth’

Forward Observer - Chinese Paper: China Should Prepare for ‘Military Confrontation’ in South China Sea

Reuters - China tells Japan to stop interfering in South China Sea

SHTF Plan - U.S. Warships Surround Disputed Chinese Waters, Prepared for War: “WWIII At Stake”

LA Times - The system designed to defend American cities and towns against a nuclear attack by North Korea is “simply unable to protect the U.S. public”

Sputnik - Commander of Air Base Holding US Nukes Arrested After Turkey Coup Attempt

 

Stuff you may want to think about
Synopsis with links

 

Z Man, about New Urbanism - This is the sort of stuff black radicals like the Black Panthers used to demand back in the 60’s. They wanted no-strings attached money from white people so they could build their Afro-paradise. When they got it, they stole most of it and used the rest to build out their criminal enterprise. Well intentioned white people supported these groups because they assumed the fairy tales were true. If you just gave black people money, they would create a black version of Mayberry USA. The people who built and maintained the city’s institutions left a long time ago for suburbs. The current residents moved in, like animals taking up spots in abandoned buildings. The institutions decayed and collapsed.

 

Return of Kings - The elite despise the fact the masses have awakened from the mass delusions they were spinning. Rather than try to balance their reporting, mainstream outlets have doubled down on their Marxist narratives. The old media regularly tries to discredit new media, and even insinuate the people who subscribe to the new media version of events are everything from idiots to racists for not swallowing suicidal leftist talking points.The mainstream media will look increasingly disconnected from reality and ridiculous as they spew talking points from society’s puppet masters, while we the people talk amongst ourselves. The world will never be the same now that large numbers of people are awake, and they’re angry.

 

Kakistocracy - Most commenters view conservatism as simply the shadow that trails liberalism. And that captures the movement’s general effect, though not its animating force. Whether consciously or not, conservatives embrace the liberal worldview, but tend to cringe at its more crass manifestations. They love the man, but hate the manners. They want honor in retreat. Which makes the conservative movement largely a struggle for polite liberalism. If a BLM majority in Congress debated the proper disposal of whites in polite tones under parliamentary procedures, I imagine redstate.com would only take issue with exactly how they propose to pay for the firing squads: Another big government program! Those are men with the guts to hold the line.

 

American Thinker - Barack Obama’s position on police shootings seems to be that more blacks get shot by police than their percentage of the population tells us is reasonable. In other words, about 45 a year is okay, any more is racist. Where the idea of a quota comes from no one knows. Maybe in a baby’s rocketship sent to Earth just before the planet Stupid exploded, because we don’t find it in the Constitution. In short, for every one hundred people that get shot by police liberals believe no more than 14 may be Black, 17 Hispanic, 60 White and the remainder miscellaneous. But here’s where apportionment gets tricky.

 

Notes From The Bunker - Remember when [insert name of animal] Flu was the big apocalypse du jour? I was down the YouTube rabbit hole and got sucked into this video. Man, if this doesn’t make you want to redouble your efforts, nothing will. This is one of the reasons I think it isn’t a waste of time to watch/read surivivalist fiction (or non-fiction). It gives motivation and makes you think about things you may not have thought about. And wargaming these sorts of things is always an interesting exercise. After Armageddon, YouTube video, 1h 27m 23s

 

1942. Detroit

 

art-remus-ident-04.jpg The photos are from a time when we didn't know which would survive the war, Detroit or Hiroshima. In the long run, Hiroshima survived.

 

 

 

More stuff you may want to think about
Synopsis with links

 

Burning Platform - Remember your brother-in-law who was getting rich day trading stocks in 1999? Remember your cousin who was getting rich flipping houses in 2005? Remember The Big Short, where the Too Big To Trust Wall Street banks were getting rich creating fraudulent mortgage derivatives and selling them to suckers? There are always profits to be made for awhile. Then the bottom drops out, because fundamentals, cash flow, valuations, and reality matter in the long run. For all I know the stock market could continue to rip higher. Madness knows no bounds. The general public is not involved in this madness. They were wiped out twice in the space of eight years.

 

Law Officer - Sterling, 37, was recently killed in a shooting involving two Baton Rouge police officers on July 5. It turns out Sterling has struggled with police in the past. Documents show, in May 2009, Sterling fought with cops outside of a convenience store on Rosenwald Road, where he was selling CDs, while carrying a gun. In the report dated May 29, 2009, the officer said he was dispatched to a convenience store after getting a complaint about a subject “on the corner selling CDs” and that the subject had pulled a gun on someone.

 

WND - If a jury in Colorado ever is asked to decide whether Jahlil Meshesha was pointing his gun at off-duty Jefferson County Deputy Sheriff Jose Ramon Marquez in an apparent attempted robbery last winter, they just need to look at a photograph of his weapon. The photo shows Marquez’s bullet, which he fired at Meshesha while he was being fired on, inside Meshesha’s gun. Marquez’s .45 caliber shot had hit Meshesha’s gun exactly in the barrel opening and traveled down the barrel, jamming the assailant’s .40 caliber weapon completely. [Article includes photo]

 

Bloomberg - Japanese families seem to have a sudden affinity for home safes. According to the Tokyo-based manufacturer Eiko, shipments have doubled since last fall. And in Germany, insurer Munich Re has stashed some 10 million euros worth of its own cash into vaults. Why the squirreling? One possible reason is the creeping imposition of negative interest rates across the world, which could make it more rewarding to bypass banks—and a safe or vault is, well, more secure than a mattress. In this new reality, borrowers get paid and savers penalized.

 

Right On - Everything about Feminist Ghostbusters is intended to trash the film it was based on and spit in the faces of everyone who ever liked it. It’s full of Leftist dogwhistles and blatant assaults on Whiteness and masculinity, all the better to rope in the pop culture-addled SJWs. Unfortunately, it won’t be enough to save the movie from box office ignominy. Ghostbusters fans have been revolting against the reboot in epic fashion: the film’s trailer is the most downvoted movie preview in YouTube history, and its toys are so unpopular that stores are already putting them on the clearance rack.

 

1865. Robert E. Lee amnesty oath.

 

 

 

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Burning Platform - Over 96% of the murders are committed by non-whites. Essentially, it is young black men murdering other black men. White people are not in the equation and are not part of the problem. It’s a black problem framed as a gun problem by Obama and his lying apparatchiks. With homicides at a 25 year low and completely confined to the urban ghettos where young black men kill other young black men, we need new gun laws to restrict what white people can own? It makes you wonder. Why has this become a war on whites when it is solely a black problem? It’s almost as if the government is treating working class whites with guns as the enemy.

 

Safe Castle - A previous recent test performed at Columbia Food Labs addressed shelf-life claims made by Wise Foods, showing the oxygen levels in that company's food packages are extremely high and not conducive to long shelf life for the foods in those packages. Now this just released university test shows that there is a big difference in consumer preference in taste as well. Using a representative cross-section of 113 participants, a randomized, blind tasting test of comparable Mountain House and Wise Foods varieties was conducted. In the end, the results were quite amazing, with the Mountain House foods preferred by a wide margin, averaging better than 90%. The lab indicates results have a 99.9% confidence level. Summary slide presentation. OSU data report.

 

City Journal - Five Dallas officers were gunned down out of race hatred and cop hatred. Did Obama shelve his incendiary rhetoric and express his unqualified support for law enforcement? No, he doubled down, insulting law enforcement yet again even as it was grieving for its fallen comrades. In a memorial service for the Dallas officers, Obama rebuked all of America for its “bigotry,” but paid special attention to alleged police bigotry. The irresponsible zealotry of this rebuke was stunning. Obama was fully on notice that the hatred of cops was reaching homicidal levels. And yet his commitment to prosecuting his crusade against phantom police racism trumped considerations of prudence and safety, on the one hand, and decent respect for the fallen, on the other.

 

Return Of Kings - The globalist elite hate the power of a strongly bonded family, because they know that this cohesion is what prevents their victim-empowering, self-hatred encouraging propaganda from taking root in the minds of impressionable children. They struggle to overpower this with every institution. Schools ram their twisted ideology down the throats of children the instant that parents leave them at the gates. Those children who do not begin to parrot the insanity back to their handlers fast enough are diagnosed with some form of disorder, and forcefully medicated to dull their minds and sense of independence.

 

SHTF Plan - Prior to an operation or a large-scale military action, the Soviet command would purge itself of its highest-ranking generals and officers, and emplace those seconds-in-command to each of the “vacated” positions. Something is definitely happening, with the Russian Vice-Admiral and another 50 or so officers either relieved or removed and shuffled to parts unknown. It may interest you to know that an article appeared entitled Russian Armageddon Convoy Practices for WWIII that details movements and shuffling around of nuclear missiles of the Topol and Yars missile systems, which are multiple warhead systems, as well as deploying NBC units. The article describes how convoys with as many as 400 vehicles have been observed moving around from the European border all the way to Mongolia. We are on the precipice of WWIII.

 

1937. Fort Smith Arkansas

 

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Notate Bene

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.
Traditional

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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

 

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

 

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

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19 July 2016