04/1/16
A bus carrying some passengers from the hijacked EgyptAir aircraft drives by the plane at Larnaca Airport in Cyprus Tuesday, March 29, 2016. The EgyptAir plane was hijacked on Tuesday while flying from the Egyptian Mediterranean coastal city of Alexandria to the capital, Cairo, and later landed in Cyprus where some of the women and children were allowed to get off the aircraft, according to Egyptian and Cypriot officials. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

Egypt Air Hijack – ‘Don’t Call Me Shirley’

By: Chris Knowles

That hijacking the other day is starting to look like a remake of the film Airplane.

Imagine the scene, first you have the smiling Brit from Leeds playing it cool and arranging a ‘selfie’. Then you have the person who who took the video footage of him having that selfie getting the best angle from a few rows back. Finally a selfie from one of thestewardesses comes to light – after all the crew can’t be outdone by the passengers!

Then use your imagination. Everyone on the plane suddenly whips out their iPhones, pods, pads – they all want a selfie to commemorate the occasion! You can just picture the scene in the cabin. Row upon row of panic stricken passengers, arms outstretched trembling fingers gripping mobile devices as the hijacker looks on. Every detail of the drama is captured, the black box suddenly becomes redundant and leaves the plane in a disgust. Every detail of the unfolding drama is captured from multiple angles, each shot has its own hero/cameraman. Everyone is suddenly a movie star, what a day for the ego!

I dread to imagine the situation in the cockpit! Perhaps the pilot kept muttering “Don’t call me Shirley!” into his iPhone as the drama unfolded?

No wonder the hijacker guy gave up he must have had stage fright!

Anyway, good to see a return of the British stiff upper lip in the face of adversity. Glad it all turned out okay in the end.

04/1/16
Trump

Will Trump Quit the Race?

By: by Sam Vaknin | Gulag Bound

Trump

Even his most ardent foes agree that Trump is not stupid and that he is a relentless fighter. Based on what flimsy evidence? His own repeated and vociferous reassurances, of course. Yet, when we apply the cold instruments of psychology to both boasts, they appear to be decidedly shaky.

(I will dispense with his claim that he is intelligent by referring the reader to the incredible transcripts of his recent interviews with the New York Times and the Washington Post. As he emerges from these painful exchanges, he makes Sarah Palin look like a towering intellect by comparison. Scoring well in all manner of IQ tests requires an endowed vocabulary, an awareness and knowledge of current affairs — which indicates curiosity, a pillar and hallmark of intelligence — and analytic skills. Trump demonstrates not a hint of these three.)

His second attempt at self-portrayal as a dauntless warrior merits much deeper study.

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03/31/16
Carter Page

Trump’s Russia adviser Carter Page: Globalist entrepreneur with ties to Russian intelligence-dominated company

By: Trevor Loudon | New Zeal

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump has hired a Russian adviser with ties to a former Eastern Bloc oligarch and Russian intelligence infiltrated energy company, Gazprom.

Carter Page

Carter Page

The hire in question is a globe-trotting 44 year-old American investment banker Carter Page, who has built a career on deals with Russia and its state-run gas company.

Page’s resume includes a stint in the U.S. Naval Academy, working in arms control at the Pentagon and a fellowship at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Over his career, he’s earned three graduate degrees, including a PhD from SOAS University of London.

In 2000, Page moved into investment banking, getting a job at Merrill Lynch’s capital-markets group in London. After impressing a colleague with his relationship with Victor Pinchuk, a Ukrainian billionaire, Page was sent to help open the firm’s Moscow office in 2004.

One of the Ukraine’s richest men, Victor Pinchuk is the son-in-law of  former pro-Russian Ukrainian President and longtime Communist Party boss, Leonid Kuchma.

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03/31/16
Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s Anti-NATO Campaign Feeds “Red Russia”

By: Cliff Kincaid | America’s Survival

Analyst Toby Westerman examines Donald Trump’s anti-NATO views and how a Trump Administration would turn Europe over to Vladimir Putin. Westerman, author of “Lies, Terror, and the Rise of the Neo-Communist Empire: Origins and Directions,” says that Trump, a real estate mogul, doesn’t seem to understand that a Russian nuclear or conventional attack will occur on the territory of our allies. “They stand to lose more than money,” he says. “I’m ashamed that an American leader (Trump) would talk that way.” He adds, “Our allies are being surrounded. And Trump wants to cut and run.” Westerman and host Cliff Kincaid also discuss the “Red Jihad” attacks in Brussels, Belgium, where NATO is based. It looks like a Trump presidency would resemble the Barack Obama policy of surrendering to “Red Russia” and its client states, including Cuba. Westerman says that both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton seem to be “security risks.”

03/30/16
Christian Peruyero

Weekly Featured Profile – Christian (Ateo) Peruyero

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Christian (Ateo) Peruyero

Christian (Ateo) Peruyero is a construction worker and former CUNY student organizer for 8 years and founder/creator of the Revolutionary Student Coordinating Committee, a Maoist group active in the CUNY system and at colleges in New Jersey and Philadelphia.

A member of the Maoist wing of Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Peruyero set up the Revolutionary Student Coordinating Committee in 2011 and has succeeded in bringing several hundred students into the Maoist movement.

He is also working with the Kansas City, Missouri based Progressive Youth Organizationand the Los Angeles based Red Guards in the Liaison Committee for a New Communist Party – an attempt to unite radical youth into a new, nationwide Maoist revolutionary political party.

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03/30/16
Georgia

The Real One Percent Strikes Again

By: Cliff Kincaid – Accuracy in Media

The real one percent, as opposed to the fake one percent touted by Bernie Sanders (I-VT), raised its ugly head in Georgia on Monday, when “conservative” Republican Governor Nathan Deal collapsed under pressure. He vetoed a bill respecting the freedom and rights of Christians and other religious believers who oppose the gay-rights agenda. Big media, Hollywood and other big businesses threatened to pull their operations out of the state if Deal signed the common-sense piece of legislation that reaffirmed First Amendment rights of freedom-of-religion expression.

The legislation would have ensured that pastors could not be forced to perform homosexual marriages.

The media blackmailing the cowardly governor included Viacom, 21st Century Fox, Lionsgate, CBS, Starz, AMC Networks, Netflix, Time Warner, CBS, The Weinstein Company, Sony, Comcast NBCUniversal, MGM, STX Entertainment and Open Road Films.

It turns out the “corporate media,” which are usually demonized as conservative right-wing businesses, are in the back pockets of the homosexual lobby.

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03/30/16
Hillary Clinton

More Evidence of Clinton Corruption Yields Little Interest from the Media

By: Roger Aronoff | Accuracy in Media

Hillary Clinton’s email scandal keeps on growing, with new revelations that offer more justification for an indictment. Yet the mainstream media have long maintained that Mrs. Clinton is not the target of the two ongoing FBI investigations, and they seem very uninterested in the latest evidence to be revealed.

However, a grand jury may be forthcoming. “My sources tell me that the Justice Department is close to empaneling a grand jury and deciding whether to grant statutory immunity to Huma Abedin, Hillary’s closest adviser,” writes Ed Klein for NewsMax. Klein is a former foreign editor of Newsweek, and was editor-in-chief of The New York Times Magazine from 1977 to 1987. “That things have gotten this far in the investigation indicates that FBI director James Comey is moving inexorably toward recommending to Attorney General Loretta Lynch that Hillary be indicted,” added Klein.

While President Obama may be content to pre-judge the FBI investigations as unlikely to find anything criminal in Democrat presidential candidate Clinton’s behavior, more and more evidence has appeared showing that Mrs. Clinton is a deceitful liar replete with conflicts of interests and even pay-for-play as secretary of state.

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03/30/16
Otto

Free Otto Warmbier!

By: Cliff Kincaid | Accuracy in Media

A student who studied economics at the prestigious University of Virginia has been sentenced to 15 years in the North Korean gulag for stealing a banner praising the patriotic socialism of the late communist dictator Kim Jong Il. Otto Warmbier was on a trip to the communist workers’ paradise sponsored by Young Pioneer Tours, and apparently wanted a souvenir or memento.

It’s not clear if he was a Bernie Sanders-style socialist or a member of the campus Democratic club. In any case, he didn’t realize the power of the state. Perhaps he is a victim of academia or Sanders’ notion of socialism.

Washington Post columnist Christine Emba, in an article on our “socialist youth,” writes about how socialism seems to have become “the political orientation du jour among voters of a certain (read: young) age.” Emba says socialism has ceased to be a dirty word, and there’s nothing wrong with young people turning out in support of the “democratic socialist” Sanders.

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03/29/16
Antisemitism

Forum: Why Antisemitism?

The Watcher’s Council

Antisemitism

Every week on Monday, the Council and our invited guests weigh in at the Watcher’s Forum with short takes on a major issue of the day, the culture or daily living. This week’s question: Why Antisemitism?

Bookworm Room: The obvious answer, of course, is that in the West, the Jew is the perpetual outsider and in the Muslim world, the holy book instructs Muslims to be genocidal antisemites. Another obvious answer is that the medieval laws forcing Jews into being financiers (because they were barred from so many other professions but, unlike Christians, they were allowed to charge interest on money) meant that they became inextricably intertwined with the idea of capitalism.,  Leftists therefore hate them reflexively — never mind the actual facts on the ground, which is that for the majority of Jews throughout history have had little or nothing to do with capital and capitalism.

Honestly, though, I think the real answer is a more abstract one and it relates to the second and third core issues in the Bible. The first core issue in the Bible, of course, is God and each Jew’s relationship with God. While I suspect many are jealous of the Jews’ special relationship with God, I doubt that it drives too much antisemitism.

On the rare occasion I’ve had people speak sneeringly to me about the Jews’ status as “God’s chosen people,” I’ve reminded them that this covenant hasn’t always been a blessing to the Jews, reminding the snarkers that, while it’s true that Jews have outlasted all other societies on earth, this longevity has too often been paired with genocidal antisemitism.  As Teyve said in Fiddler on the Roof, “We are Your chosen people. But, once in a while, can’t You choose someone else?”

As I said, the real issue for antisemites lies in the second and third issues the Bible raises.  The second core issue is the moral demands Judaism places on people. These are hard demands that require us to be our best selves in relationship to God, our spouses, our family, and our society. And finally, the third core issue is the Biblical obsession with justice — not fairness, not equality, not feeling good, but justice.

Morality and justice are concepts that are antithetical to totalitarianism of any stripe, whether it’s economic, theocratic, aristocratic, oligarchic, fascist, nationalist, or something I haven’t named or that hasn’t even come into being. These concepts are inimical to immorality and cruelty.  By their very existence, they mean that evil people and evil societies know, deep down inside, that they are evil, and that they put the actors outside of God’s love, protection, and his covenant.  Even atheists, deep down, know that, if there’s an afterlife, they will not fare well there if they deviate from Biblical rules for good conduct.

In other words, Judaism is a mirror in which people are forced to acknowledge whether they are good or bad, moral or immoral, just or unjust. And for the bad, the immoral, and the unjust, every living Jew they see is an painful reminder of their existential failures.

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03/29/16
Bikers

WATCH: #Bikers4Trump vs Communists at Trump Rally in Janesville, Wisconsin

By: Renee Nal | New Zeal

via Twitter

via Twitter

In preparation for a Trump rally scheduled in Janesville, Wisconsin, extreme left-wing agitators have “occupied” a Holiday Inn Express. The response from some prominent Trump supporters has been to enlist bikers to “protect” Trump during his rallies.

Two of the provocateurs have been featured previously at TrevorLoudon.com for blatantly lying and graphic personal attacks against the author:

Formerly @LandmanMarius, @Campaign_Trump (above) was featured previously at TrevorLoudon.com for making up a completely fake story about a fictitious Cruz staffer. The vile lies have been deleted, but can still be seen here. To this day, the lie is being repeated on social media.

@WDFx2EU, [email protected], was also featured previously at TrevorLoudon.com for referring to himself as a “liberal” and for tweeting particularly vile attacks on yours truly.

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