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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

No deal, no problem

The British public is increasingly able to see past the pro-EU fearmongering:
Britain has nothing to fear from leaving the EU without a deal, leading Brexiteers declared last night.

After a weekend when Theresa May’s Chequers plan came under fire from Remainers and Leavers alike, a poll yesterday showed growing public support for walking away from the negotiations.

It found twice as many voters now back leaving the EU without a deal.

Remainers have long argued that the consequences of no deal would be catastrophic for the economy. But leading Brexiteers admitted yesterday that although it could be bumpy in the short term, Britain could thrive in the long run. Former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith said: ‘If we don’t have a trade deal with the EU then we simply trade on World Trade Organisation terms, which is how most countries trade with each other.

The ComRes poll for the Daily Mirror found 39 per cent think the Prime Minister ‘should accept a no-deal and the UK simply leave the EU’. Just 20 per cent want her to press on with the White Paper, which critics say is a ‘half in, half out’ Brexit.
Furthermore, not bothering with a deal will take the wind out of the sales of the traitorous Remain activists who claim that a second referendum to approve the deal would be necessary. It isn't anyhow, but they wouldn't even have a false justification to which they could appeal.

And given that Treasonous May just lost her TENTH minister, this one the Junior Defence Minister, how is it possible that she still hasn't resigned herself? The Tories would do well to start the no-confidence process, because it is clear that no one except Herr Merkel has any confidence in her.

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Review of THE STREET RULES

Bounding Into Comics reviews Chuck Dixon's Avalon #1: The Street Rules:
Chuck Dixon is responsible for some of the most memorable comic book stories and characters of the past few decades. Most notably, he’s revered as the creator of one of Batman’s most formidable villains, Bane. Dixon’s newest comic series, Avalon, comes courtesy of Arkhaven Comics and is set in Vox Day’s Alt-Hero universe. I’ve been a fan of the books that have populated that world thus far and Dixon’s inclusion in this particular story had me hopeful and VERY excited. I’m happy to say that I was not, in the least, disappointed.

The story itself is told within the framework of an interview given by a super-powered vigilante named Fazer to a reporter in a local diner. Right off the bat, it’s evident that heroes/vigilantes are well known and even expected in this universe as nobody seems to think it’s strange to see a costumed hero sitting and chatting with a reporter. The interview itself seems to be focusing on not so much the actions of fighting villains and saving people, but rather on the fundamental reasons why it’s done and the ideas of responsibility in managing your gifts. It’s a refreshing introduction to the characters and it’s the characters themselves that make what could have otherwise been a generic crime fighting story really worth reading.
Read the whole thing there. We're very pleased to see the issue merited Arkhaven's best rating yet!

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Dare to hope


The Deep State is NOT happy.
Former CIA director John Brennan blasted President Donald Trump's press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin as 'nothing short of treasonous.'

He also accused the president of being 'wholly in the pocket of Putin.'

'Donald Trump's press conference performance in Helsinki rises to & exceeds the threshold of 'high crimes & misdemeanors.' It was nothing short of treasonous. Not only were Trump's comments imbecilic, he is wholly in the pocket of Putin. Republican Patriots: Where are you???,' tweeted Brennan, who served as the nation's intelligence chief from March 2013 to January 2017 under then-President Barack Obama.
The Patriots are on your six, silly evil lizard man.

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The pro-pedo campaign

Apparently it's not going well in India:
A Google engineer has been beaten to death in the latest attack sparked by false WhatsApp messages accusing people of kidnapping children in India. Mohammad Azam was attacked along with two friends by a 2,000-strong mob in southern Karnataka state's Bidar district. Police said 27-year-old Azam and his companions were returning to their home in neighbouring Hyderabad city after visiting a friend in Bidar when they stopped midway and offered chocolates to local school children.
That's certainly a rather more robust response than the US one, which of late has been to hire them as elementary school teachers and scoutmasters and youth pastors. It's really not that hard. Normal men put up with children, they don't go out actively seeking their company. And after reading The Last Closet, nothing sends an ominous chill up the spine like hearing the phrase, "he's practically a child himself."

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Ron Unz contemplates his childhood religion

It doesn't take a genius to see that this article by Ron Unz on Judaism is going to prove highly controversial in conservative circles. But the truth is what it is, not what we would prefer it to be, so if you take any issue with it, or if you feel the need to run around shrieking about the anti-semitism of self-hating Jews, then I suggest you take it up with either Mr. Unz or Mr. Shahak. All I can say is that if you think this article is shocking, you don't know religious history very well and you're probably in for a real treat down the road. As I said before, it's not merely non-Christians who are going to have a very difficult time with the light of truth being shined in so many dark places these days.
I must emphasize that I cannot directly vouch for Shahak’s claims about Judaism. My own knowledge of that religion is absolutely negligible, mostly being limited to my childhood, when my grandmother occasionally managed to drag me down to services at the local synagogue, where I was seated among a mass of elderly men praying and chanting in some strange language while wearing various ritualistic cloths and religious talismans, an experience that I always found much less enjoyable than my usual Saturday morning cartoons..... Essentially almost everything I had known—or thought I had known—about the religion of Judaism, at least in its zealously Orthodox traditional form, was utterly wrong.

For example, traditionally religious Jews pay little attention to most of the Old Testament, and even very learned rabbis or students who have devoted many years to intensive study may remain largely ignorant of its contents. Instead, the center of their religious world view is the Talmud, an enormously large, complex, and somewhat contradictory mass of secondary writings and commentary built up over many centuries, which is why their religious doctrine is sometimes called “Talmudic Judaism.” Among large portions of the faithful, the Talmud is supplemented by the Kabala, another large collection of accumulated writings, mostly focused on mysticism and all sorts of magic. Since these commentaries and interpretations represent the core of the religion, much of what everyone takes for granted in the Bible is considered in a very different manner.

Given the nature of the Talmudic basis of traditional Judaism and my total previous ignorance of the subject, any attempt on my part of summarize some of the more surprising aspects of Shahak’s description may be partially garbled, and is certainly worthy of correction by someone better versed in that dogma. And given that so many parts of the Talmud are highly contradictory and infused with complex mysticism, it would be impossible for someone like me to attempt to disentangle the seeming inconsistencies that I am merely repeating. I should note that although Shahak’s description of the beliefs and practices of Talmudic Judaism evoked a fire-storm of denunciations, few of those harsh critics seem to have denied his very specific claims, including the most astonishing ones, which would seem to strengthen his credibility.

On the most basic level, the religion of most traditional Jews is actually not at all monotheistic, but instead contains a wide variety of different male and female gods, having quite complex relations to each other, with these entities and their properties varying enormously among the numerous different Jewish sub-sects, depending upon which portions of the Talmud and the Kabala they place uppermost. For example, the traditional Jewish religious cry “The Lord Is One” has always been interpreted by most people to be an monotheistic affirmation, and indeed, many Jews take exactly this same view. But large numbers of other Jews believe this declaration instead refers to achievement of sexual union between the primary male and female divine entities. And most bizarrely, Jews having such radically different views see absolutely no difficulty in praying side by side, and merely interpreting their identical chants in very different fashion.

Furthermore, religious Jews apparently pray to Satan almost as readily as they pray to God, and depending upon the various rabbinical schools, the particular rituals and sacrifices they practice may be aimed at enlisting the support of the one or the other. Once again, so long as the rituals are properly followed, the Satan-worshippers and the God-worshippers get along perfectly well and consider each other equally pious Jews, merely of a slightly different tradition. One point that Shahak repeatedly emphasizes is that in traditional Judaism the nature of the ritual itself is absolutely uppermost, while the interpretation of the ritual is rather secondary. So perhaps a Jew who washes his hands three times clockwise might be horrified by another who follows a counter-clockwise direction, but whether the hand-washing were meant to honor God or to honor Satan would be hardly be a matter of much consequence.

Strangely enough, many of the traditional rituals are explicitly intended to fool or trick God or His angels or sometimes Satan, much like the mortal heroes of some Greek legend might seek to trick Zeus or Aphrodite. For example, certain prayers must be uttered in Aramaic rather than Hebrew on the grounds that holy angels apparently don’t understand the former language, and their confusion allows those verses to slip by unimpeded and take effect without divine interference....

And while religious Judaism has a decidedly negative view towards all non-Jews, Christianity in particular is regarded as a total abomination, which must be wiped from the face of the earth.

Whereas pious Muslims consider Jesus the holy prophet of God and Muhammed’s immediate predecessor, according to the Jewish Talmud, Jesus is perhaps the vilest being who ever lived, condemned to spend eternity in the bottommost pit of Hell, immersed in a boiling vat of excrement. Religious Jews regard the Muslim Quran as just another book, though a totally mistaken one, but the Christian Bible represents purest evil, and if circumstances permit, burning Bibles is a very praiseworthy act. Pious Jews are also enjoined to always spit three times at any cross or church they encounter, and direct a curse at all Christian cemeteries. Indeed, many deeply religious Jews utter a prayer each and every day for the immediate extermination of all Christians.
 And remember, this is the religion of Ben Shapiro, which is why it is patently obvious that there is not, and has never been any such thing as "Judeo-Christianity", a "Judeo-Christian ethic", or a "Judeo-Christian heritage". It would certainly be very interesting to debate shifty little Benny and see just how much he knows about the faith he so publicly professes.

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The benefits of immigration

Julia Ioffe@juliaioffe
This #WorldCup has been clear evidence that immigration has changed the “culture” of Europe—for the better.

Sabrina Siddiqui@SabrinaSiddiqui
Sixteen of the 23 players on France’s team come from families that recently immigrated to the country, most of them from Africa. Seven players are Muslim. A testament to how immigrants enrich a country’s culture.

They're absolutely right. Congratulations to the World Cup-winning "French" team! The people of France must be so proud! From the Daily Meme Wars.


I saw one amusing aspect of this unseemly multiculti triumphalism when a member of my soccer club spoke to an African acquaintance after Nigeria and Senegal were both knocked out. The African said, not entirely without bitterness, "maybe an African nation could win a World Cup if the European teams didn't keep stealing all our best players."

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Hultgreen-Curie Syndrome in the US Navy

No wonder the Chinese are confidently expanding their blue water navy and asserting their control over the South China Sea. The gender-integrated U.S. Navy can't even manage to sail straight without getting its sailors killed.
In an 11-hour hearing, prosecutors painted a picture of Lt. Irian Woodley, the ship’s surface warfare coordinator, and Lt. Natalie Combs, the tactical action officer, as failing at their jobs, not using the tools at their disposal properly and not communicating adequately. They became complacent with faulty equipment and did not seek to get it fixed, and they failed to communicate with the bridge, the prosecution argued. Had they done those things, the government contended, they would have been able to avert the collision.

That two of the officers — Coppock and Combs — involved in this fatal incident were female suggests that discipline and training standards have been lowered for the sake of “gender integration,” which was a major policy push at the Pentagon during the Obama administration. It could be that senior officers, knowing their promotions may hinge on enthusiastic support for “gender integration,” are reluctant to enforce standards for the women under their command.

This was the story of Kara Hultgreen, the Navy pilot who died in a 1994 F-14 crash. Investigation showed that Hultgreen had been allowed to proceed in her training after errors that would have meant a washout for any male pilot. But the Clinton administration was pushing for female fighter pilots, which resulted in a competition between the Navy and Air Force to put women into these combat roles. It is not necessary to believe that (a) women shouldn’t be fighter pilots, in order to believe (b) lowering standards for the sake of quotas is a bad idea. Of course, you may believe both (a) and (b), but it is (b) that gets people killed.

It seems obvious that the Pentagon (and the liberal media) sought to suppress full knowledge of what happened to the Fitzgerald in the immediate aftermath of the June 2017 incident that killed seven sailors, in the same way the details of Kara Hultgreen’s death were suppressed. It took investigative reporters like Rowan Scarborough of the Washington Times a lot of hard work to find out what actually happened to Hultgreen. Let’s hope other reporters will dig into what’s happening in our military with the “gender intergration” agenda at the Pentagon now.
The Navy has followed the usual pattern. Declare that women are just as good as men. Discover that they're not, for one reason or another. Deny that this is true while simultaneously lowering their standards. Dissemble about the reasons things are no longer working the way they should.

This is what the end of empire looks like. One stupid, indefensible decision after another.

UPDATE: Even the famous Gurkhas are being converged.
The Gurkhas are set to open up their ranks to women for the first time. The group, who have served in the British Army for more than 200 years will allow female soldiers to join from next year, but they will have to pass the same gruelling selection test the men do.
That's what they always say. And then, when the women can't pass it, they lower the standards. It never ceases to amaze me how no organization ever seems to look at what happened to similar organizations that already did what they are contemplating.

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Well, he is

The usual suspects are upset at an MMA champion acknowledging the obvious:
MMA fighter Conor McGregor has sparked outraged after labelling Vladimir Putin 'one of the greatest leaders of our time' after meeting him at the World Cup Final.

McGregor posted the inflammatory photo to his 24 million Instagram followers on Sunday showing him posing with the Russian top dog ahead of kick off at the Luzhniki Stadium.

In the photo's caption, the multi-millionaire fighter said he was 'honored to attend the event' and said he had been invited as Putin's personal guest.

But his antics didn't go down all that well on social media, as several online commentators blasted him for accepting the invitation.
Remember, his critics are the kind of people who slavered over Stalin and Hitler back in their day. But what world leader seriously compares to the likes of Putin, Xi, and the God Emperor? Merkel? May? Trudeau?

The eight years of unmitigated failure known as Obama?

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Lame

I'm pulling for Croatia, but expect France to win on the basis of being better and more rested.

UPDATE: Horrible refereeing today. Griezman takes a dive, wins a free kick, and scores on an own goal off a defender's head. Croatia answers with a beautiful team goal, only to have the referee hand France a penalty on an obviously non-deliberate hand ball.

It's not that hard. If the hands aren't waving around or being used to control the ball, it's not a foul. This is the first time the VAR system really seems to have gone wrong.

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How SJWs take public figures down

All they need is that one kill-quote:
Earlier this week, John H. Schnatter resigned as the company’s chairman after he admitted to dropping the N-word during a conference call with a marketing agency. The 56-year-old billionaire now claims his words were taken out of context and that he was pressured to use the slur.

“The agency was promoting that vocabulary […] And I made it real clear: ‘Listen, we’re not gonna go there. We’re not gonna talk about this,’” Schnatter told Louisville radio station WHAS. “They pushed me and it upset me, and I just said, ‘Listen, other people have used that word. I don’t, and will not use that word and people at Papa John’s don’t use that.’ And that was the comment. But they actually wanted to get into that vocabulary, and I said absolutely not.”
It's strange, is it not, that these people professing to be so offended by Schnatter have no problem with Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, or any number of people know to have used the exact same language far more extensively.

If this has anything to do with the NFL, it's mildly amusing to contemplate the idea that this will accomplish anything but sink it faster.

Don't talk to the media and don't talk to anyone who has anything to do with the media.

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The end of world revolution

This is a particularly interesting article on the end of the Bilderberg era in light of some of the rumors that are supposedly coming out of the most recent Bilderberg meeting. And notice how it all just keeps going back to Leon Trotsky:
The beginning of the end of the Bilderberg/Soros vision is in sight. The Old Order will cling on, even to the last of its fingernails. The Bilderberg vision is the notion of multi-cultural, international cosmopolitanism that surpasses old-time nationalism; heralding the end of frontiers; and leading toward a US-led, ‘technocratic’, global economic and political governance. Its roots lie with figures such as James Burnham, an anti-Stalin, former Trotskyite, who, writing as early as 1941, advocated for the levers of financial and economic power being placedin the hands of a management class: an élite – which alone would be capable of running the contemporary state – thanks to this élite’s market and financial technical nous. It was, bluntly, a call for an expert, technocratic oligarchy.

Burnham renounced his allegiance to Trotsky and Marxism, in all its forms in 1940, but he would take the tactics and strategies for infiltration and subversion, (learned as a member of Leon Trotsky’s inner circle) with him, and would elevate the Trotskyist management of ‘identity politics’ to become the fragmentation ‘device’ primed to explode national culture onto a new stage, in the Western sphere. His 1941 book, “The Managerial Revolution,” caught the attention of Frank Wisner, subsequently, a legendary CIA figure, who saw in the works of Burnham and his colleague a fellow Trotskyite, Sidney Hook, the prospect of mounting an effective alliance of former Trotskyites against Stalinism.

But, additionally, Wisner perceived its merits as the blueprint for a CIA-led, pseudo-liberal, US-led global order. (‘Pseudo’, because, as Burnham articulated clearly, in The Machiavellians, Defenders of Freedom, his version of freedom meant anything but intellectual freedom or those freedoms defined by America’s Constitution. “What it really meant was conformity and submission”).

In short, (as Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould have noted), “by 1947, James Burnham’s transformation from Communist radical, to New World Order American conservative was complete. His Struggle for the World, [converted into a memo for the US Office of Strategic Services (OSS, the forerunner of CIA)], had done a ‘French Turn’ on Trotsky’s permanent Communist revolution, and turned it into a permanent battle plan for a global American empire. All that was needed to complete Burnham’s dialectic was a permanent enemy, and that would require a sophisticated psychological campaign to keep the hatred of Russia alive, “for generations”.

What has this to do with us today? A ‘Burnham Landscape’ of apparently, ‘centrist’ European political parties, apparently independent think-tanks, institutions, and NATO structures, was seeded by CIA – in the post war era of anti-Sovietism – across Europe, and the Middle East – as part of Burnham’s ‘battle plan’ for a US-led, global ‘order’. It is precisely this élite: i.e. Burnham’s oligarchic technocracy, that is facing political push-back today to the point at which the Liberal Order feels that it is struggling for its very survival against “the enemy in the White House”, as the editor of Spiegel Online has termed President Trump.
"Burnham renounced his allegiance to Trotsky and Marxism, in all its forms in 1940."

Sure he did. The Scarlet Pill, redder than red, is to grasp the fact that the Trotskyite communists, the World Revolutionaries, the Neoliberal world order, the New World Order, Bilderberg, the neoconservatives, the Never Trumpers, NATO, the European Unionists, and the Silicon Valley technocracy are all different aspects of the same thing. And their latest vision for global empire has observably failed, and failed faster and more conclusively than anyone would have imagined.

It will be very interesting to learn if the elite can learn from its failures or not. There have been rumors floating around that the European migration is to be reversed for fear that the whole thing will come crashing down amidst a series of large-scale civil wars. Maybe saner minds have prevailed, maybe the God-Emperor is behind it, or maybe it's just fake news.

Interesting times, to be sure.

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CHUCK DIXON'S AVALON #1

From the mean streets of Moseley to the luxurious beach houses of Diamond Beach, crime affects everyone in Avalon. And the presence of the superhumans known around the city as "specials" hasn't necessarily made life for the average citizen any better, since the local vigilantes are as apt to demand payment for their protection as they are to provide their services for free.

The crime-fighting duo of King Ace and Fazer are true heroes, not vigilantes, as Fazer explains the difference to a reporter interviewing him for the city paper. A hero doesn't expect thanks or payment, he helps people because it is the right thing to do. And a hero doesn't kill anyone, ever. All he and the big guy are trying to do is make everyday life better for everyone walking through their streets and living in their city.

But even heroes face temptation.

Chuck Dixon is the most prolific comic book writer in history. Set in the world of Alt★Hero, CHUCK DIXON'S AVALON #1: THE STREET RULES is the legend's newest creation.

From the first reviews:
  • Chuck is off the leash. Dixon, writer of Conan, Punisher, creator of Bane, gritty as Sandpaper westerns(And PG Wodehouse!), gets to write his take on vigilantes and Superheros without corporate shackles. First issue is a brilliantly written world builder full of action and comedy. Fosco's art is tailored to the tone.
  • Gritty raw and fun, this is a great issue with Chuck Dixon firing on all cylinders - the art is raw and fun. This is a MUST READ! I was reminded of Chuck Dixon’s early era Punisher stories - this was GREAT!
  • Saw this recommended for me in Kindle Unlimited and thought I'd give it a try. It was really fun, kind of a twist on what you think of as a superhero comic. And the art was awesome! 
  •  Chuck Dixon’s name convinced me to try it and I’m glad I did. It’s typical Dixon—expertly plotted and fast paced. A promising start to a new series.
  • This is classic Chuck Dixon. He lays the foundation of a fully-realized universe--complete with heroes, supporting characters, and heaps of action. Fosco's work sets a perfect tone for the city of Avalon.

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Saturday, July 14, 2018

Trumpslide 2020 confirmed

Piers Morgan interviews his old pal, the God-Emperor:
Confirmed: He'll run for a second term in 2020

There has been lots of rampant speculation as to whether Trump will run for President again. It was time to get a definitive answer.

‘Is there any doubt you’ll run again in 2020?’

‘Well you never know what happens with health and other things…’

‘You look fit.’

‘I feel good.’

‘I saw your menu for tonight, pretty healthy stuff... but 2020, are you going to run?’

‘Well I fully intend to. It seems like everybody wants me to.’

I suspect ‘everybody’ is bordering on fake news.

But there it was – official confirmation that Donald Trump will run again.

‘Do you see a Democrat who can possibly beat you?’ I asked.

‘No. I don’t see anybody. I know them all and I don’t see anybody.

‘So liberals could be facing not two more years of you but potentially six?’

‘They do not have the right candidate.’
There isn't even a Democrat who can keep it close. Donald Trump is already the best U.S. President since the 19th Century and we haven't seen anything yet. Six more years sounds good.

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His bitch they is

The God-Emperor humiliates CNN on the world stage:
President Donald Trump found time to attack CNN, NBC and the British tabloid The Sun, and offer fashion advice to a fourth news organization, while talking to reporters Friday with British Prime Minister Theresa May.

The leaders faced sharp questions at a news conference following their talks, which came between a reportedly contentious meeting of NATO representatives and Trump's upcoming summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Frequent Trump foil Jim Acosta of CNN tried to ask a question at one point and was rebuffed by the president.

"CNN is fake news," Trump said. "I don't take questions from CNN.

"Let's go to a real network," Trump said, pointing to John Roberts of Fox News Channel. Roberts asked if there was any way that relations with Russia would improve as long as the country occupied Crimea.
Hilarious. I hope he never changes. If you must talk to the media, that's the way to do so.

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Mailvox: created equality

AP observes that equality is ideology, not theology:
Good response to Rob re: being "created in the image of God" on this morning's post. I hadn't thought of that one.

I did a little research into the use of the words "equal" and "equality" in the Bible not too long ago that turns out to support the point you're making. The words are never used in the Genesis account (as you probably already have noticed), and while erek (the Hebrew) and isotes (Greek for "fairness") appear here and there throughout scripture, at no point are they used to describe any sort of equality in God's eyes between one man and another. That concept is simply not there in our Bibles, whether in Testaments Old or New.

Further, to say that two people are both "created in the image of God" is not the same as saying they are equally created in the image of God. There are always more accurate likenesses and less accurate likenesses, as we all know from portraiture, genetics and funhouse mirrors.

Even among Christians there is no "equality" in the sense that is being claimed here. 1 Corinthians 12 talks about how the Body of Christ is constituted of many members, some of which appear "less honorable", "weaker" and even "unpresentable". They serve purposes that appear ignoble, and the more "presentable" body members therefore have an obligation to care for these. The apostle Paul hints that these unpresentable members often have hidden value (probably both to God and to us; personally, I suspect their value consists largely in the graces they were created to cultivate in the other members of the Body), but what is very clear is that they were created to function differently. Further, whatever value they do have, no claim whatsoever is made in the passage that the various parts are "equal" in any way, or anywhere else in the Bible, only that they need each other to function properly

This is evident from the real world: nobody functions better and more admirably than the godly mother of a disabled child. The graces cultivated in her by caring for a "lesser part" speak eloquently to God's real purpose in creating living beings that just don't work, look, act, think or function as well as others.

Those who claim the Bible teaches equality are reading their early childhood Western propagandization back into scripture with no warrant.
As a general rule, if there is any doubt about a theological position, look with extreme skepticism at the position that is in line with the world's approval.

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Bring back the Blasphemy Laws

They were considerably more sensible and eucivic than the present global justice Badthink Laws:
Dr David Mackereth’s 26-year medical career hasn’t been jeopardised by endless, gruelling, night shifts.

Nor have the life and death decisions he has made on NHS emergency wards for decades put him off his profession.

It was, in the end, his response to an instruction in a nondescript training room that has left his future hanging in the balance.

After being offered a job as a medical assessor for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), David was told to refer to those seeking disability allowance as whatever gender they requested. So, should a man have walked into his office claiming he was a woman, he would need to be treated as such, and described in any correspondence with the pronoun ‘she’ not ‘he’.

In an age in which the Government and the NHS are subjecting transgender issues to ever greater scrutiny, it was an edict that David had been dreading — and one the 55-year-old was unwilling to obey.

‘As a Christian, I believe gender is determined biologically and genetically,’ he says.

He was also very aware that expressing such a belief would be likely to end his career.

‘I was scared, really frightened,’ he admits. ‘I knew it could be the end of my work as a doctor, but I could not live with myself if I didn’t speak up. It would be dishonest — and I didn’t want to live a lie.’

Sure enough, his contract with the DWP was swiftly terminated on the grounds that his refusal to use the preferred pronouns of people who identify as the opposite gender could be considered harassment as defined by the 2010 Equality Act.Three weeks on, he is in little doubt that his career is over.
If people can be disemployed for refusing to believe that gender is self-determined or that one group of people murdered a specific number of a different group of people in the 20th century, then they can certainly be disemployed, or even deported, for refusing to believe that God exists and Jesus Christ is Lord.

The fraudulent nature of the Enlightenment has been revealed. Freedom of speech and expression was always just an excuse to try to dislodge Christianity from its dominant position in the West and thereby destroy Western Civilization.
A DWP spokesperson told the Mail Mr Mackereth made it clear in training that he would refuse to use pronouns which did not match his own view of a person’s biological gender and that the Equality Act made it unlawful to discriminate on the grounds of a ‘protected characteristic’ such as gender reassignment. She added: ‘We expect all assessors to handle assessments sensitively and adhere to the Equality Act 2010.’
Observe that, as usual, equality is the intellectual justification for evil. Equality is evil and Thomas Jefferson's flights of rhetorical fancy notwithstanding, all men are most certainly not created equal in any way, legal, material, or spiritual. Equality is the retarded version of "ye shall be as gods" and nothing good ever comes of it.

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Friday, July 13, 2018

Darkstream: Star Wars, Starbucks, and SJWs


From the transcript of the Darkstream.

You can't think that just getting rid of of one person is going to take care of it. One person at the top of the heap is not the problem. You know the problem is once you have your corporation or your organization infested by sjw's the only solution you have is to get rid of them all and to turn the focus of your attention to your customers. Last night when Ethan and I were talking, something I pointed out that both he and I actually do is that we both pay a lot of attention to what our core wants. You have to support the core before you start worrying about the perimeter, you know, you want to keep your core audience happy with what you're doing.

I got a great email yesterday, it was very encouraging. We just sent Chuck Dixon's Avalon out to our 2332 backers and this is the third issue out of the 24 that have been backed, and I got an email from one of the backers. You know, this was somebody who's a serious backer, they'd gone for the hardcovers and they had put in a substantial amount of money in supporting what we are trying to do with Alt-Hero, and the interesting thing is that he said, hey I know that I'm owed all 24 issues and the hardcover collections and all that sort of thing, but I want to tell you that I've already got my money's worth! That's how much he liked Alt-Hero #1, Alt-Hero #2, and Avalon #1. He said this completely exceeded what I expected when I went and supported it.

And that's what you want to hear. That's the reaction that you want to provoke from your core audience, from your fans, it doesn't matter what you're doing. Can you imagine how big The Last Jedi Jedi would have been if every Star Wars fan had that reaction to the movie? Can you imagine how huge it would have been? It would have been, you know, three billion dollars at the box office! I might have actually returned to Star Wars to watch it. Yeah, I refused to watch any Star Wars movie after The Phantom Menace.

My wife and I got tickets, we went on opening night. My wife and I went with my best friend and his wife. We had actually gone to see the original Star Wars for our birthday parties for two years in a row, you know, we were huge Star Wars fans and we went and saw The Phantom Menace, walked out of it and said, you know, that was not what we were waiting for. We were happy to wait 20 years or whatever it was, but George Lucas let us down and Disney was even worse. George made the brand ridiculous, but Disney destroyed the brand. I mean, it didn't occur to me to even consider going to see The Last Jedi or Solo. I'm not interested.

But now you don't even think about going. It's kind of like if I hear about a Star Wars movie, that interests me about as much as someone saying "hey there's a new Meg Ryan movie!" You know, I would never go to see a Meg Ryan movie. It's not something that I do, it's not something that is of any interest to me, and now that's what Star Wars falls into. It's crazy, you know, it's absolutely crazy when you consider what a huge Star Wars fan I was as a kid. I had a complete collection of all the blue card. Those of you who are really old-school know the blue cards were the original collecting card set. I also had all the red cards. I may or may not have completed the yellow card collection, and I did have some of the green cards, those were the first four type of cards that they had I think.

I actually stopped card collecting because somebody stole my blue cards out of my school desk at elementary school.

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Harvey comes half-clean

Weinstein is staging a fighting withdrawal in an interview with Taki:
Here’s what he had to say to me: “You were born rich and privileged and you were handsome. I was born poor, ugly, Jewish and had to fight all my life to get somewhere. You got lotsa girls, no girl looked at me until I made it big in Hollywood. Yes, I did offer them acting jobs in exchange for sex, but so did and still does everyone. But I never, ever forced myself on a single woman.” Call me naïve or stupid, but in a funny way I believe him. I’ve seen Harvey in action during my annual Christmas party, the one I throw every year in New York with Michael Mailer. He hits on every young woman but in a naïve way. “Will you give me your address and I’ll make you a star,” is the theme of the pickup. Some say yes, some say no. His reaction was always the same. Smile and laugh and hit on the next one.
You're naive and stupid, Taki. Weinstein thinks he's being clever by finally confessing to a lesser, non-criminal offense. These morons always think they're much smarter than they are. Virtually no one is going to fall for this obvious tactic.

I think that's another advantage we're going to have in making movies one day. No one is getting hit on, no one is getting roles in exchange for sex, and no one is going to have to sell their soul in order to please a director, a producer, or an actor. And if anyone has a problem with that, then they're out no matter who they are. We don't need it for books, we don't need it for games, we don't need it for comics, and we don't need it for films.

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This is what desperation looks like

I wonder how many US intelligence agents Russia and China could indict?
Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers for hacking offenses related to the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign.

The 12, who are members of the GRU, Russia’s military intelligence agency, are accused of stealing usernames and passwords of volunteers in Democrat Hillary Clinton’s campaign, including its chairman John Podesta. They also allegedly hacked into the computer network of the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, in an operation starting around March 2016.

The charges include conspiracy to commit an offense against the U.S., aggravated identity theft and conspiracy to launder money. They are accused of releasing the stolen emails on the web
This is bizarre. What on Earth could be the point of indicting foreign agents well out of the reach of US jurisdiction with petty crimes?
The announcement came only three days before President Donald Trump is to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer quickly called for Trump to cancel the summit, saying, “Glad-handing with Vladimir Putin on the heels of these indictments would be an insult to our democracy.”
Oh. They're trying to break up the holy alliance between the God-Emperor and the Neo-Tsar.

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Darkstream live

Strike that. We're going back to Streamlabs because Google Hangouts doesn't appear to be allowing comments. Tune in to the Darkstream channel at 11:30 AM.

By the way, Amazon finally has the print edition of Alt-Hero #1 in stock.

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The president we need

A conservative explains why he has come around on the God-Emperor in USA TODAY.
Over the years, my caricatures of Donald Trump have evolved but not as much as my opinion of him.

When Trump announced he was running for president, I admit that I didn't take this millionaire, hotel magnate, reality TV show celebrity as a serious candidate. I doubted his ability to do the job. So I drew him as a clown. In fact, my cartoons were as critical of him as many of my liberal cartoonist friends.Trump identified the problems and fixes....

His political promises were simple, repeated often and easily remembered — build the wall, repeal and replace Obamacare, cut taxes, destroy the Islamic State group, renegotiate better trade deals and make America great again. So how in the world did Trump change my mind? He started keeping those promises....

There have been a few hiccups. Trump signed a budget bill that increased the national debt, which is now over $21 trillion. The Russia probe is still a cloud over his administration, and I don't like trade wars.

But here’s the dominating reason I’ve changed my mind about Trump's ability to lead: judges. I support his picks of Justice Neil Gorsuch, his new U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the host of conservative federal judges that Trump has gotten confirmed.

I shudder to think of the activist judges that a President Hillary Clinton would have picked.

In my opinion, Trump has had the most successful 18 months as president than any other I've ever drawn. So yes, I support his presidency.

I admit that I was wrong about Trump. He's not a clown. He's a businessman, entertainer, and now the president that I didn't want but now think we need.
Just wait until this guy discovers that Russia is our greatest ally and the trade wars lead to full-employment and stronger economic growth than we've seen since the 1980s. He won't merely declare Trump a great president, he'll start drawing him as the God-Emperor and calling for a crown.
The British pound fell and U.K. politicians reeled Friday from the tornado-blast of U.S. President Donald Trump, who humiliated Prime Minister Theresa May, dashed hopes of a quick U.S.-U.K. trade deal and praised May’s opponents in the high-stakes battle over Brexit.

All in just 24 hours in Britain.
Trumpslide 2020, baby! All hail the God-Emperor!

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Driving them to drink

The mere thought of facing the God-Emperor had the unelected sham "leader" of the European Commission needing Dutch courage:
The European Union leader was stumbling so much that world leaders including the presidents of Finland and Ukraine, and the Dutch Prime Minister, were forced to hold him up.

Footage from the summit shows the 63-year-old being held up as he makes his way down the stairs. But as Mr Juncker attempts to walk he stumbles backwards and loses his balance once again. The European Commission President then had to be held at the arm in an effort to steady himself.

Prime Minister Theresa May walked past Mr Juncker and grinned, seemingly unaware that the European Commission President was struggling to stand unaided.

Mr Juncker was attending a gala at the Nato summit in Brussels attended by US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump.
Remember when Hillary couldn't even manage to walk straight during the U.S. presidential campaign? I'm noticing an interesting pattern here.

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Who bitch this is?

The President is wreaking havoc with his savage diplomacy in Londonistan:
THERESA May’s new soft Brexit blueprint would “kill” any future trade deal with the United States, Donald Trump warns today.

Mounting an extraordinary attack on the PM’s exit negotiation, the President also reveals she has ignored his advice on how to toughen up the troubled talks.

Instead he believes Mrs May has gone “the opposite way”, and he thinks the results have been “very unfortunate”.

His fiercest criticism came over the centrepiece of the PM’s new Brexit plan — which was unveiled in full yesterday.

It would stick to a common ­rulebook with Brussels on goods and agricultural produce in a bid to keep customs borders open with the EU.

But Mr Trump told The Sun: “If they do a deal like that, we would be dealing with the European Union instead of dealing with the UK, so it will probably kill the deal....

Downing Street was left shell-shocked by the criticism.

Mrs May rushed out her own statement to hit back at the President’s claim.
It should be entertaining to see the treacherous May try to Love Actually her way out of that diplomatic steamrolling. She's done and the God Emperor knows it.
And in more remarks that will set off alarm bells in No10, Mr Trump also said Mrs May’s nemesis Boris Johnson — who resigned over the soft Brexit blueprint on ­Monday — would “make a great Prime Minister”. 
He was on a serious roll:
Europe, he added, is 'losing its culture' because of mass migration and warned it will never be the same again unless leaders act quickly. 'Look around,' he said. 'You go through certain areas that didn’t exist ten or 15 years ago.' He added: 'Allowing the immigration to take place in Europe is a shame.'  

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Darkstream with Ethan van Sciver

Cancel that. We had technical difficulties, so just join Ethan's channel, we'll do it there. Here is the link if you want to listen.

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Preventing the plague

A notorious SJW explains why he won't be attending a technology conference.
I'm not going to get into the specific policies carried out by the prevailing administration in the United States, including their targeting of transgender people, queer people, people of color, and health and reproductive rights. You can google that.

But the inclusion of this language, making political affiliation a protected class, leads me to believe that alt-right technologists would be as welcome at the conference as I would be. Including alt-right technologists who display on their clothing, for example, neo-Nazi insignia. Or t-shirts printed with anti-trans or anti-Black slogans. These could easily be interpreted as protected political speech.

To be clear, the code of conduct as it was written in 2016 already prohibited harassment of all kinds, including harassment of a political nature. But the 2017 language makes political affiliation a protected class, which means by my reading (and the Wikipedia definition) that people of specific political affiliations qualify for special protection by the authorities in charge of the event. This is a subtle but important distinction. This is an elevation of political affiliation-- an actively chosen belief system-- to the same level as race or gender or sexual orientation, which are not chosen traits.

You can't make marginalized people-- who are enumerated as a protected class-- feel safe, and simultaneously make members of political groups who stand violently opposed to us feel welcome. And it doesn't matter if these people act nicely in public. The very act of placing these two groups on equal footing puts marginalized people directly in harm's way. And how would conflicts between these protected groups be handled?
See, his rights have to be protected, because if you have rights, that would harm him. And if he can't get special treatment, he's staying home. Which is not a bad thing, considering that he was Patient Zero for the Code of Conduct infestation in open source.

Take note, conference organizers. This is how you get rid of them without a fuss. All you have to do is make political affiliation a protected class.

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Darkstream: Trump, Putin, and the religious war



From the transcript of the Darkstream:

Whether you believe in the spiritual aspect of life or not,  even if you're a rational materialist and you believe that the only things that exist are things that you can see and feel, there is no shortage of material evil that you can see and feel and use to choose the right side. What that evil is is what I call the religion of Neo Babel and the European Union is one of the centers for that ancient religion.  Now this is not a coincidence, this is a painting by Bruegel on the left of the Tower of Babel. That was how he conceived of it, and we don't know what it actually looked like but that was just one painter's idea of it.

Now what is the architectural statement that is being made by the EU Parliament in Strasbourg? What they are very clearly stating in a language that anyone who speaks architecture can understand is that they represent Babel. They are the new Babel, and so the connection that a lot of people don't make, the connection that a lot of people don't realize is that these are the same people who in the U.S. are called neocons. They're the same people who in the old Soviet Union were called communists, Bolshevik,  and eventually, Trotskyites. The difference between Stalinism and Trotskyism in the 1930s was that Trotsky stood for world revolution.

Stalin on the other hand picked up the idea of communism in one country. Now obviously the Soviet Union was not a good place, it was not anywhere you'd like to live, it was a economic contradiction in terms, it was bound to fail. Alexander Solzhenitsyn did a good job of chronicling the evils of Stalinist communism, but the fact is was that once communism ceased to be Trotskyite, it ceased to be the primary vehicle for world revolution. And because of the growing power of the United States, because of the fact that in the United States you had the only surviving industrial economy, you know you had the only global power that had not been destroyed during World War II, that became the center of the world revolution. They don't call it Trotskyism, they called it neoconservatism, but if you read Irving Krystol - he's the father of Bill Kristol, the fake conservative and Never Trumper - the neoconservatives were the heirs of Leon Trotsky, they're the heirs of global revolution, and that's why the neocons are constantly pressing for war with everyone, but they're particularly pressing for war with Russia because Russia has escaped their grasp. They began to lose their grasp on it thanks to Stalin.

Now people didn't necessarily make all these connections because Stalinist communism didn't seem all that different than Leninist communism, and so you know, as you look into this, you begin to see that globalism is not something new. Globalism is the same thing that Trotsky preached, it's the same thing that Antonio Gramsci preached, it is the world revolution. They called it world revolution because world revolution is supposed to bring about global government. Now where this gets religious, one thing that you may have noticed - even those of you who are pagans and hate the cucked Churchians as much as I do - one thing that you may have noticed is that these people absolutely hate Christianity.

They do their best to destroy Christian institutions, they invaded and began to destroy the Catholic  Church with Vatican II, they have invaded every single Protestant denomination,  I mean even the Southern Baptists, who I would have sworn 20 years ago could not be penetrated by these these lunatics, has been. Russell Moore and the people at the head of the Southern Baptist Conference are absolutely globalists, and so you know, when you look at this, you can see very clearly that this is ultimately not merely a political clash, it is a religious war, not only is it a religious war, it is THE religious war.

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Check your email

 Alt★Hero backers, please check your email. And if you would like to discuss the upcoming release, please do so in the forums. A little general discussion is all right here, but please avoid any details or spoilers.

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Where the prey is

If parents had any idea how many pedos have infiltrated the public schools and turned them into child porn production centers, the public school system would not only lose two-thirds of its students over night, but suburban America would look like The Purge.
A week and a half into school we received an email saying that he had been scratched by another child on the playground. No big deal, kids will be kids.

Two weeks later our sons got off the bus. I asked my older son if he had seen his younger brother in school. He put his head down, said no and ran in the opposite direction. I thought it was odd but I didn’t push. He came back a few minutes later and said “I saw him in the nurse’s office”. We questioned why and his response was “to look at our bodies” the entire time he smacked his body and cried. We didn’t push and comforted him the best we could.

Meanwhile, I called and left the nurse a message. That night she called me back. I asked why my children were in her office and why was she looking at their bodies. She said she did it every day to them. Her reason for them being together during this process? My younger son wouldn’t comply. He cried and tried to run so they brought his older brother in to coerce him into compliance. She said it was “protocol”. I asked where the protocol was and she just kept repeating that it was protocol. I asked to see the written protocol. She replied with “it isn’t written”. I informed her that this was against my beliefs on bodily autonomy. She told me that she didn’t need my permission and didn’t need to tell me that it was being done. I informed her that she was grooming my children for a predator. She became angry. She said she had been doing it to my older son for 3 years and it was done twice a day. Wait? Did you just say 3 years? Twice a day? For 3 years you’ve been searching my child’s body without my permission or knowledge? How long did it happen to my younger son? Every day for almost 4 weeks....

I went home and called the police and filed an internal abuse report. The principal spoke to the police and said that we had agreed to body searches but couldn’t provide documentation. The internal abuse investigator came out and talked to our children. He said that if there was no written policy then it was clearly illegal but his investigation could take 90 days.

That night I sat with those records from the nurse and went through them 1 by 1. I found the names of other autistic children on the papers, crossed out to make room for my children’s names.
You know how when these pedophile arrests are announced and the police talk about how they found thousands of images on the evil bastard's computer? Well, where do you think those photographs are being taken? I'll bet that a lot of them are being taken at elementary schools, in the nurse's office, by school employees. Notice that the entire administrative system of the school, including the principal and the superintendent, was immediately summoned to try to defend the nurse against charges that should have resulted in her immediate dismissal and arrest by the police.

The problem is that there is an entire system that has been constructed to protect pedos who have been exposed and caught. Remember that President of the Manhattan Young Democrats and Hillary Clinton activist who was arrested just over one year ago after being found in possession of over three thousand illegal images? Mike Cernovich describes the legal fallout, or lack thereof:
Bill de Blasio aid and well-connected Democrat leader Jacob Schwarz, who was President of the Manhattan Young Democrats, was arrested over a year ago for possessing child p-rnography.

De Blasio administration employee, 29, is arrested for ‘having 3,000 photos and 89 videos of child pornography depicting children as young as six months old’

Schwartz was released on $7,500 bail, and has been free since. In fact, no motions have been filed in his case at all, court records reveal.

What is going on here?

Schwartz is facing up to life in prison for the charges, and he has no credible defense against them.

The judge is thus leaving him out on bail as a way to delay the inevitable.

Here are the court appearances in the Jacob Schwartz case. As you can see, nothing is happening. The case is completely stalled.
All of this is related to what Qanon has been telling us. The overall scale of the corruption in the United States is so vast, and so shocking, that even those who are heavily armed preppers and survivalists are going to find it very hard to believe. And even good Christians are going to find it very hard to accept the reality of the literally Satanic evil.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Excerpt: Wardogs Incorporated #3

An excerpt from the latest in the Wardogs Incorporated novel, Metal Monsters. The Bastards of Kilo Company - a platoon of them, anyhow - are en route to their latest job by commercial jumplines when Tommy notices that someone is paying two members of his team a suspicious amount of attention.

I’d been sitting in a cafe in the outer rim of the spaceport, about ten gates from where we were going to pick up our ship for the next leg of the trip. Our ultimate destination was the Dom Sevru system, but we had to go through Feymanus, then jump through to Rhysalan, then to Terentulus, over to Merovinge and up through Mosva. Like Park said, it was a pissant planet. Just look up the sector map—you’ll see what I mean.

Anyhow, I was sitting outside this cafe, eating a stale pastry and drinking a coffee that wasn’t quite as terrible as I expected, when this guy caught my eye in a bad way. You know how it is when you just feel that someone is off. It’s usually in the eyes, and you can sense it once you’ve dealt with enough bad guys. But I’ve learned to trust my gut over the years, and this thick guy with fleshy lips and a stubbly head was triggering my radar.

He was sitting there poking around on a little tablet, pretending not to be watching Cole and Waterose where they sat at a table inside the cafe. I keyed my com jack to Ward’s channel. “Ward, it’s Falkland. Come to the cafe in Sector 18,” I said, glancing up at the signage. “Be cool and ignore the guys inside. I’m at the outside table.”

“Roger,” he replied. “Be there in five.”

Before he arrived, the thick guy got up and walked past Cole and Waterose, glancing at them again as he passed. He stepped out into the concourse and started walking towards the rest rooms. Once I was sure of his destination, I relaxed. Ward showed up a moment later and I swigged my coffee and chucked the rest of the lackluster pastry into a chute. “Ward—I think we got a spook. He was eyeing the boys over there.”

“Where is he now?” Ward said, looking around.

“Restrooms. Let’s corner him.”

“You got it,” he said. “Want to let Cole and Waterose know?”

I looked over at the two of them, engrossed in a gun site they’d pulled up on the table display. “Nah, you and me are better at this. Change your shirt,” I said, pointing to his purple polo. I was already wearing a regular T-shirt. Ward nodded and pulled a less conspicuous shirt out of his backpack.

We headed to the restroom and stepped inside. Our target was in a stall and another guy was washing his hands. In the corner was a utility closet. I opened it like I belonged there and pulled out a mop, a bucket and a “CAUTION” cone, then nodded to the guy who was now drying his hands. When he left I splashed water all over the floor outside the entrance and put up the cone, then wedged the door shut with the mop.

Ward grinned at me, then knocked on the stall door. “Hey buddy, you gonna be in there all day?” he said.

“What’s your problem?” came an angry voice, followed by the sound of the toilet’s incinerator turning on.

“Maybe you,” Ward said. “Come out of there.”

The door latch clicked and the door opened slightly. Ward pulled it open, then came flying backwards as the man caught him unexpectedly with a hard punch to the face. Ward staggered backward, blood welling from a split lip. “You bastard,” he yelled, spitting blood. As the guy exited the stall, I saw he had an object clenched in his fist. He’d hit Ward with something.

“Back off!” he snarled at us and making a move for the main door.

“Stand down,” I said, blocking him. “You’re a little on edge for a civilian, aren’t you?”

“Screw you,” he said, trying to shove past me. Ward grabbed his shoulder and nailed him in the side of the head with his fist, knocking him into the doorjamb. The guy thrashed about but I hit him in the stomach with a rear hand, doubling him over.

“I saw you watching my crew,” I hissed. “Who are you working for?”

The guy grabbed at one of my legs and punched upwards into my crotch. It was only a glancing blow, so it didn’t slow me down any, but it did piss me off. I grabbed behind his head and kneed him hard in the face, then pulled him into another rear hand that knocked him out on his feet. He collapsed backwards onto the tile and hit so hard I heard his skull crack. He jerked and twitched for a second, then lay still. Blood began to spill from the back of his head.

“Geez, Tommy, I think you killed him,” Ward said.

“You think?” I said, a little surprised. I leaned in and put my hand on his neck. At first his pulse was pumping like a machine gun but as I felt his throat, it slowed down, and came to a full stop.

“He pissed me off. And it isn’t like we had the time or the space to interrogate him properly.” I pried open the dead man’s fingers to see what had cut Ward’s lip. It was small metal cylinder. I looked at it close. It was some sort of recording device. Ward went to the sink and washed out his mouth, then dabbed some wet paper towels on the bleeding cut. When he was done fixing his face, I handed him the cylinder. “What do you think?”

“Probably a full-spectrum environmental recorder. Audio, video, etc. Holographic capture. Looks like you made him right.”

“Good thing, too,” I said. “Considering I killed him and all that.”

“Yeah,” Ward said, going over to take a look at the dead man. “I’ll take pics with my retinal cam and we’ll see if we can dig up any details on him.”

“Get a chunk of something for a DNA scan, too.” I said.

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Semifinals Day 2

Normally, I would expect Croatia to beat England and go on to face France in the final. They are definitely the better team. But they look absolutely exhausted from their quarterfinal game and made three unforced errors in the first seven minutes, passes to no one, the sort of thing you do when you're tired and you're not all there.

And with England scoring on a great free kick by Trippier inside the first five minutes, it's going to be tough for them to pull it together against a fresher, faster England team. The interesting thing is going to be in the last thirty minutes, when England is tired too and Croatia's superior skill begins to show.

UPDATE: As I anticipated, once England's fitness advantage wore off, Croatia's skill began to tell. 1-1 after 90 minutes, and Croatia has all its subs. Given that furious ten minutes between the 75th minute and the 85th minute, England is fortunate to still be in it. And Croatia's subs will be better players than England's two subs. I don't expect this to go to penalties; it wouldn't surprise me if Croatia manages two goals in extra time.

POSTMORTEM: England rode a much easier route to the semifinal and it showed in their relative energy in the first half compared to an exhausted Croatia team. But once their wings and strikers weren't able to run past the more experienced Croatian defenders with impunity, the English attack all but disappeared. Also, whoever was on England's left wing was a complete disaster defensively, as he wasn't tracking back to help cover the Croatian defender who caused complete havoc for most of the second half. This game wasn't as close as it appeared; without Pickford's heroics and with a bounce or two going Croatia's way, it could have easily finished 4-1.

England has nothing to be ashamed of. Vardy's injury hurt them worse than most people realized - he's their true scorer - and I really like the way Gareth Southgate managed to his team's strengths and improved their set plays and penalties. He has the makings of a top flight manager and it won't surprise me if he moves on to a big club when he is ready to move on.

But the final outcome was never seriously in doubt after the first 20 minutes. Consider the key match stats in favor of Croatia.

Shots: 22-11
Shots on goal: 7-1
Final score: 2-1

I've personally done the research. In every league, shots on goal is the most reliable statistical indicator of wins. If you want to win, you have to put shots on goal. The goalie seldom blocks them all, and even when he does, rebounds lead to easy goals. Croatia did. England didn't.

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Darkstream: Bigger and badder


Comicsgater Ethan van Sciver is pretty confident that he's still going to be a bigger deal in comics than I am in six months. As I discuss in the Darkstream, we'll just have to see about that....

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Qanon: a user's guide

Neon Revolt helpfully breaks down the significance of Q and what it all means:
The world has long been held hostage by a group of power-brokers I have collectively labelled “The Cabal.” They sit in seats of power around the world, making sure they control governments, wars, money flow, and even now the lives of individuals like you and me. They see us as disposable pawns, a sort of natural resource they can spend at will, and this Cabal seeks to grow and expand its power every single day, through all sorts of subversive action, be it class strife, fomenting economic instability, or sending us to die in foreign lands under the guise of patriotism and duty.

The Cabal is not entirely monolithic, but features many different branches. Despite this, they work together and their goals are much the same: the destruction of the West by any and all means, and the creation of a global mega-state.

A large portion of The Cabal are members of a Secret Society that is little more than a Neo-Babylonian Death Cult, and the higher you advance in the cult, the more mutual blackmail is required of you. You see, the higher ranking members want the ability to destroy the lower ranking members at any time. This is achieved through several means, but recording individuals in honeypots, pedophilic acts, and participation human sacrifice are the primary ways in which this is achieved.

That’s not to say this is done against the will of the individuals being blackmailed. Often, they are willing participants in all this, and enjoy performing these kinds of evil deeds. Such is the face of depravity.

Hillary and Obama are two such members of this Cabal, and though they were high ranking, they are not top dogs (and certainly not since HRC’s failed presidential run in 2016). That day cost them so much power and influence, they didn’t even know what to do. Remember – Hillary didn’t even give a concession speech that night. That was because they never expected her to lose.

Together, as we’ve since learned from the Q drops, they were plotting the complete destruction of the USA (and Russia). And I don’t mean that in some esoteric sense of empires collapsing and coalescing into new empires across time, like the murmurations of flocks birds across the sky. No, I quite literally mean nuclear war, mass drought, disease, and food shortages. I’m talking roving death squads in the streets. The goal was to wipe out two of the biggest threats to the Cabal by making them fight each other, and rule over a fragmented, atomized, neo-Fascist global mega-state, made up of whatever was left over (mostly Europe, Africa, parts of Asia, South America, and Australia).

Remember when I said don’t be surprised if you feel incredulous when reading this?
As hard as it is to believe all of the stuff that has come out to varying degrees so far, as difficult as it is to credit, rest assured that it is Christians who are going to have the most difficult time accepting the degree to which their understanding of not only the world, but their own faith, is incorrect.

Just to be clear, I am not saying that Christianity is false. To the contrary, the more we have learned about the Cabal, its beliefs and objectives, and its methods, the more we have learned that Christianity is not only absolutely true, but absolutely vital. Jesus Christ is truly Man's only hope in a world ruled by evils both spiritual and material.

The Storm is coming. We don't know the day or the hour, but it is coming. And we should quite literally thank God for Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, both of whom stand between us and all the raging, raving, rancid evil of the Cabal. Pray for their upcoming meeting, pray that both men be granted wisdom and courage, and pray that they are victorious over the evil that seeks to destroy Christianity, Christendom, America, and Russia.
About two-thirds of Russians believe in the existence of a shadowy world government, and most of them also believe it is hostile to their country, according to a recent survey. On Wednesday state-run Russian public opinion research agency VTSIOM released the results of a poll in which 67 percent of Russian citizens said they believe there is a secret world government. Twenty-one percent said they reject the possibility that it exists, and the rest were undecided.
It's time Americans started to catch up to the Russians again.

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Good rhetoric confirmed

This report of an internal email at Business Insider is for all the rhetorically-challenged and pedantic spergs who have whined about calling SJWs social justice warriors and loftily declared things like "You shouldn't call them WARRIORS, that's a COMPLIMENT" and "I call them social justice CRYBULLIES" and otherwise demonstrated their complete inability to grasp that rhetoric does not concern a) their thoughts, b) their feelings, or c) accurate description.
Business Insider has established a new policy for opinion pieces covering "culturally sensitive topics, such as marginalized communities, race, or LGTBQ+ issues," the result of a now-deleted column that defended the actress Scarlett Johannson for accepting a movie role as a transgender man.
The guidelines were outlined in a lengthy internal email, obtained by CNN, sent Monday from Business Insider's global editor-in-chief Nicholas Carlson to other editors at the site. Going forward, Carlson said, "[c]ulturally sensitive columns, analysis, and opinion pieces" must be reviewed by both the writer's editor and either one of the site's executive editors or editors-in-chief.

"Ultimately, it is the first editor's responsibility to flag culturally sensitive stories," Carlson said in the email. "It may be hard to tell which are and which are not. The policy is to err on the safe side, even if it slows us down. We should be as careful about culturally sensitive pieces as we are legally sensitive pieces, and this policy reflects that."

Reached for comment on Tuesday morning, Carlson referred CNN to Business Insider's public relations department... In his memo on Monday, Carlson specifically addressed the term "social justice warriors," an epithet wielded by conservatives against individuals they perceive to be too politically correct, saying it should not be used by columnists.

"There should be no partisan name-calling, e.g. 'social justice warriors,' 'libtards,' or 'rednecks,'" Carlson said. "Opinion and arguments should feel reported and researched, and not like quick reactions."
When SJWs in the media are actually trying to ban the use of the term that they themselves created, and declare it to exceed the bounds of permissible discourse, you know it stings them to the very core. So get over yourselves and use it.

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NEW RELEASE: Wardogs Incorporated #3: Metal Monsters

All war is murder for profit.

Some people are just more open about it.

WARDOGS INC. is one of the largest and most professional mercenary corporations operating in the Kantillon subsector. If you need a bodyguard, an assassination team, or an armored cavalry regiment complete with air support, Wardogs Inc. can provide it for you... for a very steep price.

The Stratocracy of Sfodria has ruled over its people with a very large steel fist for centuries. The giant mechs piloted by their nobles are all but invulnerable and have long served as the aristocratic shield against Sfodria's enemies. But recently, their indestructible knights have been falling in battle at an unprecedented rate, and no one knows why. Desperate to reverse the fortunes of war before their nation falls to their hereditary enemy, the Stratocracy turns to Wardogs Inc. to train their ineffective and long-ignored militia.

Tommy Falkland and his fellow Wardogs aren't on the job long before they begin to realize that they may be in well over their pay grade, as they are not dealing with a conventional human threat.

METAL MONSTERS, by G.D. Stark, is the third in the Wardogs Incorporated series of military science fiction novels set in the Quantum Mortis universe. From the reviews of the previous Wardogs Incorporated books.
  • Darn good military SF. The mercenaries, their tactics, combat moves are all there. You could actually get a low level tactical and some strategic education from novels like this. Obviously written by someone who knows of the craft of war.
  • If you enjoy military sci-fi definitely pick up this book and see what an elite group of mercenaries can do in the face of nearly impossible odds.
  • Decent entertainment without requiring any deep philosophy musing. Very good introduction to the Quantum Mortis universe, giving some hints to the variety of story types that could be based in this universe in future works.
  • Exciting mystery adventure. Bottom line is for your health, don’t mess with the publicly trade merc company, Wardogs Inc. Especially when they are off the chain. Well-written book that was hard to put down. Tech was logical and what happened made sense. Wardogs are mercs and their way of doing things reflects that.
  • As good as the original. This book was thoroughly entertaining. An interesting departure from the first book, as this had more mystery and crime procedural elements.

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"A captive of Russia"

The God-Emperor slams Germany and NATO:
Donald Trump unleashed his fury on NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday for defending Germany's energy partnership with Russia and threatened Berlin with U.S. action over the deal that he said is wholly inappropriate.

Trump fumed that 'Germany is a captive of Russia' and said the U.S. would 'have to do something' in light of the pipeline deal that's funneling billions into Moscow's economy.

'Germany is totally controlled by Russia,' he charged. 'I think its a very bad thing for NATO,' Trump said.

Stoltenberg reminded that the U.S. and Europe are 'stronger together than apart' and that has been proven by two World Wars and the alliance's dealings with Russia. Trump told him in response, 'No, you're just making Russia richer. You're not dealing with Russia, you're making Russia richer.'

The confrontation stunned the leaders' senior advisers, including Trump's secretaries of defense and state. A press aide demanded the media leave the room as Trump pushed Stoltenberg to explain how the U.S. is supposed to protect Germany when it's opening the front door to Vladimir Putin.
Remember, always wait three days! I'm not certain what the God-Emperor is up to, but I'm confident that the first three media takes on his rhetoric and actions will be wrong. I'm pretty sure he is aware that it is the USA that militarily occupies Germany and not Russia.

I suspect this is more about trade and cutting US commitments to Europe than anything. After all, if the Germans aren't going to resist being invaded by millions of migrants, why is the US wasting money to protect them at all?
Trump gave Stoltenberg an earful with media present, telling the visibly startled NATO chief, 'We're protecting Germany. We're protecting France. We're protecting everybody, and yet, we're paying a lot of money to protect.'

Trump said that past presidents did not confront America's allies because they did not want to meddle in their affairs or they were blind to the problem.

'I think that these countries have to step it up — not over a 10-year-period — they have to step it up immediately,' Trump demanded. 'Germany is a rich country. They talk about they're gonna increase it a tiny bit by 2030. Well, they could increase it immediately tomorrow and have no problem.'

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