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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Bitter much?

And yet, so appropriate.

Football is a simple game, 22 men chase the ball for 82 minutes and the Germans get a player sent off so 21 men chase the ball for 13 minutes and at the end the Germans somehow fucking win.
Gary Lineker

In fairness, the Germans deserved to win. Sweden simply didn't take control of the game when they had a man advantage, but continued to sit in their defensive shell and allowed the 10-man Germans to dictate the action. Sweden also made the mistake of putting in their half-Arab, whose lack of Swedish discipline led to two unnecessary fouls, the second of which cost them the game.

Mexico is still looking formidable, as is Belgium. Both are very aggressive on the counterattack, but Belgium's attacks are considerably more efficient, as Mexico doesn't always make the final pass that is required for the optimal shot.

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Predators go where the prey is

Yet another reason to homeschool your children. Teachers are more likely than anyone else outside the family to try to abuse your child.
A devastating report will this week expose the scale and impact of child sexual abuse across the UK. Researchers have found that abuse is widespread across all communities and social classes – and believe it has been perpetrated in schools and other institutions much more widely than previously thought.

The report – obtained by The Mail on Sunday – is based on the biggest archive of evidence by abuse victims and survivors ever assembled in this country.

It is often claimed that most sexual abuse takes place within families. But only 28 per cent of witnesses say they were abused by relatives. Shockingly, around a quarter were abused by teachers or other educational staff, and a fifth by adult family friends or ‘trusted members of the community’. Fourteen per cent were abused by members of the clergy, 12 per cent by professionals such as doctors and social workers, and nine per cent by residential care workers.

Rebekah Eglinton, one of IICSA’s clinical psychologists, works closely with the Truth Project. She said: ‘We’re learning that many people have put themselves in positions of trust and authority to have access to children.
Of course, this is a historical report. I'm pretty sure that "Asian grooming gang" is the group most likely to be abusing British children today.

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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Always punch back

Preferably harder. Because the Left never expects reprisals for its actions.
Sarah Sanders@PressSec
Last night I was told by the owner of Red Hen in Lexington, VA to leave because I work for @POTUS and I politely left. Her actions say far more about her than about me. I always do my best to treat people, including those I disagree with, respectfully and will continue to do so

Sanders sparked some anger among the blue check Resistance for naming the restaurant:

Kathy Griffin@kathygriffin
A small business owner makes a decision that she doesn't want a liar who contributes to the hate in this country to dine at her establishment and Sarah from her official White House account attacks her. Punching down is what the White House does.

Andrew Kirell (@AndrewKirell
Very big and respectful of SHS to openly name and shame the restaurant—knowing full well what targeting people will now do—because she got her fee-fees hurt.

Ricky Gervais@rickygervais
 I'm sure official White House accounts aren't for leaving bad restaurant reviews.
Do you notice that very few people leave fake reviews of Castalia books anymore? Part of that is because Amazon is FINALLY cracking down on fake reviews. But part of it is because the VFM and I have made it standard policy to track down and identify the fake reviewers, then pass that information on to Amazon.

Those who are honest enough to operate in the open often have a hard time grasping that those who don't are often very reluctant to have their dirty deeds made public. Which is precisely why you must always put them on the public record. Actions have consequences, and taking a stand in a divided country always means paying a price.

Which is one thing that is nice about having the media wage a ten-year discredit-and-disqualify campaign against you. You have total carte blanche; there is virtually nothing they can credibly say anymore that will have any impact on anyone, for better or for worse.

Update: The owner would do it again, or so she claims:
Wilkinson is not sure what all the ruckus surrounding Sanders’ visit will mean for her restaurant, but she made it clear that she would do it again. “Absolutely, yes, I would have done the same thing again,” the Red Hen owner said. “We just felt there are moments in time when people need to live their convictions. This appeared to be one.”
The tearful apology in a week or two should be amusing. I hope Sanders will simply ignore it.

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Convicted by his own words

Before he kicks off and joins his father the Devil in Hell, George Soros appears to be desperately funding what is certain to be a futile media campaign to clear his name of the Nazi collaboration that he publicly admitted himself on multiple occasions. Even the likes of Joe Rogan have been trying to defend the elderly Luciferian, to no avail, as Alex Jones bitchslaps Rogan for adopting the globalist's false narrative.

The historical fact is that there is no question whatsoever that George Soros genuinely was a Nazi collaborator as a young man. He is a self-admitted Nazi collaborator, who freely volunteered that he found the experience to have been a positive and exhilarating one. Any claim or assertion that he was not a Nazi collaborator is a deliberate falsehood and should be called out immediately. The absurd thing about this historical revisionism is that in addition to all of the existing video evidence, the Hungarian government, which is obviously no friend to Soros, possesses all the relevant records.

Consider the evidence:

Soros: It was actually probably the happiest year of my life, that year of German occupation for me, it's a very positive experience. It's a strange thing because you see incredible suffering around you, and, and in fact you are in considerable danger yourself, but if you're 14 years old and you don't
believe that it can actually touch you, you have a belief in yourself, your belief in your father. It's a very happy-making, exhilarating experience.

Reporter: While hundreds of thousands of Hungarian Jews were being shipped off to the death camps George Soros accompanied this phony godfather on his appointed rounds, confiscating property from the Jews.

Voiceover: these are pictures from 1944 of what happened to George Soros his friends and neighbors

Reporter: You're a Hungarian Jew 

Soros: Mm hmm

Reporter: who escaped the Holocaust

Soros: Mm hmm

Reporter: by posing as a Christian.

Soros: Right.

Reporter: and you watched lots of people get shipped off to the death camp.

Soros: Right. I was 14 years old and I would say that that's when my character was made.

Reporter: In what way?

Soros: That one should think ahead one should to understand, and, and anticipate events, and one, one is threatened, it was a tremendous threat of evil, I mean, it was a very personal experience of evil.

Reporter: My understanding is is that you went out with this protector of yours who swore that you were his adopted guy, so- 

Soros: Yes, yes.

Reporter: And helped in the confiscation of property from the Jews.

Soros: That's right, yes.

Reporter: I mean that's that sounds like an experience that would send lots of people to the psychiatric couch for many many years. Was it difficult?

Soros: Not at all, not at all. It may be as a child you don't, you don't see the connection, but it was, it created no, no problem at all.

Reporter: No feeling of guilt? I know, for example, that I'm Jewish, and here I am watching these people go... I could just as easily be there... I should be there... none of that?

I note that by the standards of Soros's own tribe, 14 is not a child. According to Jewish law, when Jewish boys become 13 years old, they become accountable for their actions. It is entirely correct to hold Soros accountable for his, particularly when he is actively attempting to subvert entire nations and systems of government.

UPDATE: Apparently Soros has changed his mind about being indifferent to his reputation now that he is on the verge of facing the judgment of history without any ability to bribe or manipulate anyone. From a reader:
Soros made his first fortune with the Quantum Fund, an operation he grew from a six million back in 1973 to the fortune he has now.  His partner in this operation was Jim Rogers, a bright workaholic from Alabama via Yale and Oxford.  Soros was the trader, Rogers was the analyst.  Rogers left the firm in 1980 after business differences.  The specifics were always a matter of some interest but never publicly clarified.

Until 2013, when Rogers wrote Street Smarts: Adventures on the Road and in the Markets.

He recalls how it came about:

"That year the Securities and Exchange Commission investigated us over our investment in a company called Computer Sciences Corporation. The SEC claimed that my partner, George Soros, was engaged in stock manipulation.  He was charged with selling the stock short, only to cover his short sales by buying shares back at a lower price on the upcoming public offering. He was given the opportunity to sign a consent decree, in which he and the firm admitted to no wrong doing but promised not to do it again. Why would we agree to sign it? I asked him.  Why sign it if we did nothing wrong?  Why let it be construed that we were manipulating the stock?  I was taken aback by his answer- “Because that is what I was doing,” he said.

'George,' I remember telling him, 'my reputation  is worth more to me than a million dollars.'

And I remember just as clearly his answer

'Not to me it’s not,' he said.

He said it jokingly, but he meant it;  that making the money was more important than anything else at stake in the transaction."

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Mailvox: Jordan B. Caesar

Tuberman believes the Psycho-Cannibal Prophet of Gamma is more aware than he pretends to be of the growing criticism of him from the Right. Which is very likely true, since Peterson is the sort of navel-gazer inclined to read everything that anyone writes about him.
I believe JP is aware of your themes Vox, and he's in the ignore phase. When will the ridicule phase begin? That's right, his cult members have already taken that up, so phase three, or the attack phase will be in the works. Phase four will be his mental breakdown phase. Time for JP memes! Lots. Of. Them.
Say no more! If you're on social media, spread this around. Next week is going to be a fun one for the Daily Meme Wars!


A commenter has succinctly described and condemned Jordan Peterson by the simple device of quoting the Bible.

No man can enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house.
- Mark 3:27

Jordan Peterson's primary objective is to bind the nationalists in order to permit the despoiling of their collective houses, because he wrongly believes this will somehow prevent World War III. He is a wicked and delusional man who has somehow managed to conceal from his misguided followers that he is actively attempting to neuter them in the service of globalist evil.

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A glorious cultural heritage

That's what I tell SJWs before they make their architectural contributions to my abode. I like to think that it helps them feel a part of something bigger than themselves:
Some conquistadors wrote about the tzompantli and its towers, estimating that the rack alone contained 130,000 skulls. But historians and archaeologists knew the conquistadors were prone to exaggerating the horrors of human sacrifice to demonize the Mexica culture. As the centuries passed, scholars began to wonder whether the tzompantli had ever existed.

Archaeologists at the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) here can now say with certainty that it did. Beginning in 2015, they discovered and excavated the remains of the skull rack and one of the towers underneath a colonial period house on the street that runs behind Mexico City's cathedral. (The other tower, they suspect, lies under the cathedral's back courtyard.) The scale of the rack and tower suggests they held thousands of skulls, testimony to an industry of human sacrifice unlike any other in the world. Now, archaeologists are beginning to study the skulls in detail, hoping to learn more about Mexica rituals and the postmortem treatment of the bodies of the sacrificed. The researchers also wonder who the victims were, where they lived, and what their lives were like before they ended up marked for a brutal death at the Templo Mayor.

"This is a world of information," says archaeologist Raùl Barrera Rodríguez, director of INAH's Urban Archaeology Program and leader of the team that found the tzompantli. "It's an amazing thing, and just the kind of discovery many of us had hoped for," agrees John Verano, a bioarchaeologist at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, who studies human sacrifice. He and other researchers hope the skulls will clarify the role of large-scale human sacrifice in Mexica religion and culture—and whether, as scholars suspect, it played a key part in building their empire.
It's always good to know that one is maintaining a long-standing historical tradition. It also tends to put a new spin on the Mexican reverence for La Señora de la Santa Muerte.

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Darkstream: an Alt-Right response to Jordan Peterson



Now we're getting fancy, with videos within videos! I also take a series of questions at the end. From the transcript.

For Peterson to say that it is honorable and the least self-deceptive to simply accept the mass invasion of over 100 million people, to address the largest invasion in all of human history by being noble, and individual, and leading a meaningful life, is such obvious nonsense that it almost defies description.

You know I am getting very, very tired of people talking about Peterson as if he's some sort of sage, or prophet, or even a reasonably intelligent man. This guy is a nutcase, this guy is objectively stupid, this guy is an embarrassment to the very concept of an intellectual academic. I mean, imagine if he had given that advice to the people of Poland, imagine that he had given that advice to George Washington, or Cincinnatus, or Julius Caesar, or any other great man of history! Literally every one of any note in history rejected the concept of going down to noble individual defeat. Jesus Christ himself summoned 12 disciples, there is even the Buddha, who rejected,the world and saw it all as maya, illusion, even he had his closest and dearest companions who helped him with his life's work as he pursued his search for nirvana.

So what Peterson is saying is absolute and utter nonsense, and to sum up my response to him, I have a single quote from a man who understood identity politics much better than anyone, and that was this man, the founder of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew. He masterfully managed a very difficult situation with a small civic polity that was surrounded and dominated by much larger, more powerful neighbors, and was in a difficult position with different competing religious and ethnic groups, and the way that he addressed identity politics was forthright, it was based on reality, and it was absolutely true.

He said, "in multiracial societies you don't vote in accordance with your economic interests, you vote in accordance with race and religion" and that is exactly what we have seen ever since non-Anglo immigrants began entering the United States of America. The Irish voted for what they believed was good for the Irish, the Jews voted for what was good for the Jews, the Catholics did exactly the same thing, and now we're seeing the Muslims do it. Obviously we've been seeing the blacks do it; all these different groups vote in accordance with their race and their religion, and that is not just a response to Jordan Peterson, that is a rebuke and that is a comprehensive rebuttal from a man, who, unlike Jordan
Peterson, actually knows and understands history.

Now I'm going to show you another video because this is going to demonstrate the fact that Jordan Peterson is, intellectually speaking, a joke. The guy is not that intelligent, the guy is totally unable to even deal with a very easy question when it's presented to him by a comedian. This guy is such a joke that he is not even able to deal with a very, very simple question or to stand up and support the rights of free association even though he claims to value the individual.

UPDATE: Sweet Saint Jung, but Peterson fans are remarkably stupid.
I stopped watching Vox for several months due to his constant attacks on Peterson. Vox is correct that Peterson acts like a cuck, but what he doesn't realise is that Peterson uses philosophy and psychology better than anyone to liberate both left and right brainwashed sheep, and as a result stays above politics.
The amazing thing is that these unmitigated morons publicly assert that Peterson is "above politics" while he is literally working for the United Nations and relentlessly pushing its globalist line. One Peterson defender claims Peterson isn't a philosopher and shouldn't be judged by philosophical standards while the next claims he uses philosophy "better than anyone". They are almost as incoherent as their crazy christ-figure himself.

At this point, I consider Marxists, vegans, and gamma nerds to be less delusional than Peterson fans. No wonder they consider being told to clean their rooms to be an earth-shattering new philosophical concept. One hopes that in his next 12 Rules he can tell them to shower more than once every three weeks. Peterson's ground-breaking advice, such as it is, doesn't even rise to the level of Flavor Flav's back in the early 90s.

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Friday, June 22, 2018

Hey, as long as it's LEGAL

It should be interesting to see what all the conservative morons who have been mindlessly chanting "it's not the IMMIGRATION, it's the ILLEGALITY that is the problem" since the 1980s make of this:
Mexican presidential candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) called for mass immigration to the United States during a speech Thursday, declaring it a “human right” for all North Americans. “And soon, very soon — after the victory of our movement — we will defend all the migrants in the American continent and all the migrants in the world,” Obrador said, adding that immigrants “must leave their towns and find a life in the United States.”
Hey, if you're born American in Nicaragua or Honduras, then obviously you're entitled to live in the USA and collect welfare. Borders are just arbitrary lines on a map, after all, and there is just one race, the human race. And ALL men are created equal, so obviously no one is created a Peruvian or an American, therefore everyone on Earth should be given U.S. citizenship.

Right?

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A nice surprise

The Supreme Court denies warrant-free phone tracking:
The US Supreme Court has ruled in favor of digital privacy.

In a 5-4 decision on Friday the justices said that police need warrants to gather phone location data as evidence for trials. That reversed and remanded a decision by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Carpenter v. United States is the first case about phone location data that the Supreme Court has ruled on. That makes it a landmark decision regarding how law enforcement agencies can use technology as they build cases. The court heard arguments in the case on Nov. 29.

The dispute dates back to a 2011 robbery in Detroit, after which police gathered months of phone location data from Timothy Carpenter's phone provider. They pulled together 12,898 different locations from Carpenter, over 127 days.
Interesting that it was the liberals on the court actually ruled in favor of warrants. These days, they only seem to want to increase government power.
ROBERTS,  C.  J.,  delivered  the  opinion  of  the  Court,  in  which  GINS-BURG, BREYER, SOTOMAYOR, and KAGAN, JJ., joined.  KENNEDY, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which THOMAS and ALITO, JJ., joined.  THOMAS, J., filed a dissenting opinion.  ALITO, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which THOMAS, J., joined.  GORSUCH, J., filed a dissenting opinion. 
I was particularly unimpressed by Alito's dissent. Location tracking records simply cannot be confused with ordinary documentation.

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Cucks always crumble

Jordan Peterson is befuddled by a journalist comedian throwing out a basic appeal to civil rights.
Making people make a cake for a gay wedding.

Making them do it? I don't think that's a very good idea.

Here's the argument. Should they be able to deny making a cake for a black couple if they don't like black people?

Allowed to? Probably. That doesn't mean it's right.

Okay, so we had the Civil Rights movement, where they said, black people, we had to serve them in your restaurants and stuff like that, and it did work, and it did make our society better.

Yeah.

But you still argue that wasn't right?

No, that was right.

Why is that different to now, if you didn't want to make a cake for black people?

Maybe it's not. Maybe it's not different. Maybe I was wrong about that.
So much for the right of free association in the eyes of the grand champion of individualism. Remember, this leading philosopher of the 21st century, this irreplaceable man who believes only he can save the world with very important thoughts never thought before, previously managed to lose a debate to SAM freaking HARRIS over what the meaning of "true" is.

What a joke.

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World Cup Day 9

I was surprised that Argentina melted down in the second half, but not that they lost. They did NOT impress in their first game, and Messi didn't exactly dominate in the previous World Cup either. Croatia is a tough, well-balanced team and looked better throughout most of the first half.

Hell of a finish by Rebic on the keeper's mistake, though. That was nowhere nearly as easy as he made it look. Especially in light of how an Argentine missed an open net with a straightforward sidefoot in the first half.

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Darkstream: Q and conspiracy



From the transcript:

I don't know if some of the stuff that Q is telling us is going to come to pass, but what I do know is that the world condition that he describes, this conspiracy theory of reality, is actually considerably more accurate, more realistic, and more in correspondence with genuine objective reality than the version that we are taught in school, or the version that we are presented every day by the mainstream media. I wrote a column back in 2002 and I'm going to read just a little bit of it here to you.

History speaks eloquently on the subject. In the 1,129 years of the great Byzantine empire, the average reign of an emperor was 12 years. This is a bit longer than the eight years we now allow our president, but is rather short considering that the Byzantine position ostensibly offered supreme power and lifetime tenure. But if it wasn't unheard of for a ruler of Constantinople to die peacefully in his bed, it was also not the norm. 

For example, in the 135 years following Maurice's peaceful succession of Tiberius Constantine, seven of the empire's 12 rulers saw their reigns end in assassination or execution. Of the five who were not slain outright, two were deposed, and one, Constantine IV, was only able to keep his throne by mutilating his two fraternal rivals.

Has anything changed today? On the surface, the answer is certainly yes. But is it truly reasonable to think that human nature has changed much over the 549 years that separate us from the last days of Byzantium? I submit not, especially considering that we are closer to the 11th Constantine, Dragatses, than was the first Justinian to Julius Caesar.

The Marxian theory of history has been thoroughly discredited. The Great Man theory cannot explain the dichotomy between the proven conspiracies of yore and their seeming absence today. The Accident theory is a vapid ontological argument. Only the much-belittled conspiracy theory of history, which stubbornly insists that events are not always as they appear on the surface, holds together in this light when examined in a historical and logical manner. 

So the point that we have to keep in mind is that there are conspiracies of the powerful Those who seek power over others always conspire in an attempt to achieve it, and it is very foolish of those of us who do not take part in those games to assume that that they are not happening simply because we don't have the ability to perceive them or to chronicle the specific actions that lead up to the consequences that we actually see. So that's why I pay attention to what Q is saying, because whether he is actually correct about the details is not really relevant; even the aspects that he is covering are
at least causing people to look in the right direction.

It's not an accident that globalism has come to pass in very much the same way that the crazy, end-of-the-world Christians were saying was going to take place back in the 70s and 80s. You know, it's a lot harder to laugh at people who talked about the Mark of the Beast and people not being permitted to buy or sell now, when you're seeing PayPal and Stripe and Visa and MasterCard refusing service, when you're seeing people talk about implanted chips that will allow people to engage in cashless transactions and that sort of thing. Whether you like it or not, whether you understand exactly what conspiracy connects to what public action or not, the fact of the matter is that is the way the world works. That is what all these various organizations are formed to do.

You know when George Soros goes and gives five million dollars to a group of black radicals, that's a conspiracy. The fact that we know it's called Black Lives Matter and we know the people who are involved - at least some of them - doesn't mean that it's not a conspiracy. It is a conspiracy, it is a
conspiracy to accomplish specific political change. You know, we might understand it better if Soros was teamed up with Donald Trump's younger brother and they were scheming to try to make the younger brother the Emperor of the United States, but that's a very crude and obvious form of conspiracy, it's just it's not the only form of it.  So, I would encourage you to pay attention to what Q is saying, and the people who are paying attention to what he's doing and who are discussing these things.

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Setting the stage

Here is a random thought. What better way to lay the groundwork for helping the average American grasp the true extent of the globalist evil than first getting the media all stirred up about the poor chilruns and child abuse by the government?

Especially since there does appear to be a direct connection between the migrant invasion, child trafficking, and the Obama administration:
The United States government placed an unknown number of Central American migrant children into the custody of human traffickers after neglecting to run the most basic checks on these so-called “caregivers,” according to a Senate report released on Thursday.

In the fall of 2013, tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors traveled to the U.S. southern border, in flight from poverty and gang violence in Central America. At least six of those children were eventually resettled on an egg farm in Marion, Ohio, where their sponsors forced them to work 12 hours a day under threats of death. Local law enforcement uncovered the operation last year, prompting the Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations to open an inquiry into the federal government’s handling of migrants.
And that's before we even get into the Clinton Foundation, Haiti, and all of the sordid details that entails. Meanwhile, a second Suicide Weekend starts early.
Jeanine Pepler, the publicist who represented novelists Jay McInerney and Candace Bushnell, hanged herself Sunday night in her home in Sag Harbor, LI, taking her life the same way Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain did earlier this month. Sources say she was 50. 
Would people seek fame so avidly if they knew what a price they had to pay for it?

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

So much for the American Way

Converged DC is WAY past doubling-down now. Superman is all about refugees now.
DC@DCComics
Superman stands up for what’s right. Did you also know he’s a refugee? This #WorldRefugeeDay, be like Superman and stand up for what’s right. #StandWithRefugees and @theIRC.

Warner Bros.@WarnerBrosEnt
 Superman always stands up for what’s right. Did you know he’s a refugee?  Refugees contribute to the fabric of our society.  Stand on the right side of history this World Refugee Day. #StandWithRefugees and @theIRC https://www.rescue.org/article/famous-refugees
These people are going to have a stroke when Alt★Hero #2 comes out on Monday. The digital edition, to be specific. Because Michael Martel also has a statement to make about immigration.


But it's not just the Big Two that are converged. If anything IDW is even worse.
IDW Publishing’s Editorial Director of Graphic Novels & Collections Justin Eisinger threatened to kill President Donald Trump and threatened violence against his supporters. Eisinger implied President Donald Trump should be taken to the guillotine and have his head chopped off just like they did during the French Revolution. But before he threatened to kill Trump via guillotine he promoted violence against Trump supporters by asking a reporter if she punched a Trump supporter in the face.
We're in this to win this. But this isn't a one-shot deal or a summer-long campaign. It's going to be a long march to take an entire industry away from our cultural enemies. Fortunately, they are not only evil, they are also sick, stupid, and emotionally incontinent.
Under Buckley's leadership, Marvel began successful annual publishing events that brought entire lines of books together, such as Civil War and Secret Wars, launched a series of reboots and rebrands and brought more ethnic and gender diversity to the company's hero lineup... The promotion is seen partly as a doubling down of the company....
Yeah it is.

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SJWs converge everything

Even hardcore liberal organizations are not immune from convergence:
The American Civil Liberties Union will weigh its interest in protecting the First Amendment against its other commitments to social justice, racial equality, and women's rights, given the possibility that offensive speech might undermine ACLU goals. "Our defense of speech may have a greater or lesser harmful impact on the equality and justice work to which we are also committed," wrote ACLU staffers in a confidential memo obtained by former board member Wendy Kaminer.
This is why even left-wing luminaries like Jordan Peterson are beginning to be concerned about SJWs. It's not that they are on our side, not in the slightest. They simply don't want to be subsumed and devoured, but they will be, because nothing short of the confident right-wing nationalism they also reject is capable of resisting those who can play the equality card with more credibility than traditional liberals, let alone cucks and conservatives.

Corporations can't make money, colleges can't educate, and civil liberties organizations can't defend their very raison d'etre. Convergence is corporate cancer.

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Why is this relevant?


To Q or not to Q, that is the question. I know it is hard for a cynical, skeptical generation, but honestly, it's all right to hope. Hope is a virtue, it is not a weakness. It is worthwhile, even when it is not repaid.

After all, the VFM understood the concept of WWG1 even before it became a public battle cry.

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Too little, too late

The Supreme Court finally forces online sellers to collect and pay sales tax:
States will be able to force shoppers to pay sales tax when they make online purchases under a Supreme Court decision Thursday that will leave shoppers with lighter wallets but is a big win for states.

More than 40 states had asked the high court to overrule two, decades-old Supreme Court decisions that they said cost them billions of dollars in lost revenue annually. The decisions made it more difficult for states to collect sales tax on certain online purchases.

On Thursday, the Supreme Court agreed to overturn those decisions in a 5-4 ruling. The cases the court overturned said that if a business was shipping a customer’s purchase to a state where the business didn’t have a physical presence such as a warehouse or office, the business didn’t have to collect the state’s sales tax. Customers were generally responsible for paying the sales tax to the state themselves if they weren’t charged it, but most didn’t realize they owed it and few paid.

Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote that the previous decisions were flawed.

“Each year the physical presence rule becomes further removed from economic reality and results in significant revenue losses to the States. These critiques underscore that the physical presence rule, both as first formulated and as applied today, is an incorrect interpretation of the Commerce Clause,” he wrote in an opinion joined by Justices Clarence Thomas, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch.
This is the right decision, but over a decade too late. The effect of those earlier decisions was to favor big nation-wide retailers over traditional distribution channels and local retailers. Unfortunately, most of the damage has already been done.

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Denmark begins cleaning house

Even the Scandinavians are now looking for legal ways to free their nations from anti-Western influences:
 In recent years, the rise of the rightwing anti-migrant Danish People’s party has led to previously radical positions becoming mainstream. And the country’s Muslim population in particular feels under siege. Earlier this month Danish MPs  that, in effect, bans the burqa. It imposes a penalty of 10,000 kroner (£1,200) for repeat offenders.

In another move greeted with dismay by Denmark’s Muslims, a citizen’s proposal to ban the circumcision of children got the 50,000 signatures it needed to go to a parliamentary vote.
The European approach of banning the undesirable behavior instead of the identity with which it is customarily associated is working very well in a number of countries from Denmark to Switzerland. Banning the burqah, halal meat, kosher meat, human sacrifice, and circumcision without consent are all effective ways to legally ban deleterious religious identities from the West without violating any delicate Enlightenment sensibilities.

No one expects Aztecs to be permitted to sacrifice prisoners and offer their still-beating hearts to the sun, after all. If it's not Christianity, then it is not beneficial to the West and there is absolutely no need to accommodate its practitioners in any way, shape, or form.

Like it or not, these behavioral bans are coming and they will be in place sooner than anyone expects.

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Mailvox: dealing with Gammas

A pair of readers were wondering about Gammas and whether it is worth putting up with them:
You've worked with a lot of people. Gammas can be bright in tech, for example, but they're so toxic and annoying. Are they ever worth keeping on or like SJWs, keep them away?
The problem is that Gammas often make themselves subject matter experts, or at least succeed in presenting themselves as such. They can be utilized successfully so long as you are VERY careful to keep them focused on their areas of actual expertise as opposed to the areas where they only have delusions of expertise. The challenge is that Gammas are very good at doing intense research in a short period of time, but they will only do so in order to support their preconceived position, and they absolutely refuse to recognize any genuine authority on matters where they erroneously believe they have educated themselves sufficiently.

It is not at all beyond Gamma capabilities for an overweight, unathletic man who has never played football to loftily explain to an NFL quarterback how he should be throwing the ball.  That's a fictitious example, but I have personally witnessed situations every bit as ridiculous. Even worse, it is entirely possible that if his advice is rejected out of hand, the Gamma will feel betrayed and furiously devote himself to sabotaging the individual or the organization he was previously seeking to help.

As a general rule, then, it is best to bring in Gammas as short-term consultants when necessary, if their particular skills happen to be required. But they should never be given authority over others or any control over mission-critical materials or decisions. Gammas consider the threat of blackmail and the withholding of necessary information and material to be perfectly legitimate negotiating tactics.

Another reader was genuinely bothered by the way in which I dealt with a Gamma:
This thread bothered me immensely. You give the most amazing impression of being a man with limitless energy, mental and physical. I’m only  a few years older than you, and I know that’s fucking not true. (That said,  I have no idea what chemical adjuncts you may or may not employ; my guess is none but if it’s otherwise, please share.)

Straight to the point:  you should not waste precious time or energy on these dickheads because what you’re doing is too important. Seriously. I very much think you should limit comments to trusted commenters, because that will reduce the energy given to moderation.

By all means, start broad and then whittle the list. My preference (for what it’s worth) is to not see you ever waste time or energy on dissecting a posturing idiot like this again.
My energy is far from limitless, but since I tend to feed on negativity and opposition, I find the constant attempts to belittle, discredit, and discount me to be motivating. This may or may not be psychologically healthy in the long term, but it certainly helps one achieve one's objectives.

Granted, it does get tedious dealing with the same sort of posturing nonsense over and over again, but I think our new moderating system with seven VFM handling the resonsibilities instead of me has the situation well under control.

People around me do say that I work all the time, but the fact is that I enjoy my work more than I enjoy most things that people consider recreational. I literally can't work out or play soccer any more than I do - my occasional injuries almost inevitably reflect overtraining - and I tend to enjoy designing games more than playing them now.

That being said, if I could get away with it, I would happily burn every loose piece of paper in my office and in my files and never even think of doing any paperwork again. Forget immigration and women's liberation, if they really wanted to take the chains off the economy and return to the glory days of strong economic growth, the politicians should focus like lasers on developing systems that eliminate reports, records, and regulatory compliance on the part of all small businesses.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Hungary shows the way

This is what a truly nationalist government that puts the interests of the people first looks like:
Hungary's parliament on Wednesday approved a package of bills that criminalises some help given to illegal immigrants, defying the European Union and human rights groups and narrowing the scope for action by non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

Prime Minister Viktor Orban has been a vocal critic of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's open-door migrant policy and has led eastern European opposition to EU quotas that aimed to distribute asylum seekers around the bloc.

Orban's right-wing Fidesz party tightened its grip on parliament in an April election fought on a fiercely anti-immigration platform that demonised U.S. billionaire George Soros and liberal NGOs he backs. Orban accuses Soros of encouraging mass immigration to undermine Europe, a charge Soros denies.

Under the new law, officially called "STOP Soros", individuals or groups who help migrants not entitled to protection to submit requests for asylum or who help illegal migrants gain status to stay in Hungary will be liable to prison terms.

"The Hungarian people rightfully expects the government to use all means necessary to combat illegal immigration and the activities that aid it," Interior Minister Sandor Pinter wrote in a justification attached to the draft legislation.

"The STOP Soros package of bills serves that goal, making the organisation of illegal immigration a criminal offence. We want to use the bills to stop Hungary from becoming a country of immigrants," he said.

Parliament, where Fidesz has a two-thirds majority, also passed on Wednesday a constitutional amendment to state that an "alien population" cannot be settled in Hungary - a swipe at Brussels over its quota plan.
Americans should not be content with the mealy-mouthed civic nationalism that passes for the actual interests of the genuine people. Because a nation of immigrants is not a nation at all.

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Trump's way or the highway

The God-Emperor informs the GOP that it's his party now:
There will likely be a TON of leaks coming out of the just-concluded meeting between President Trump and Republicans in Congress. The main reason is this: Donald Trump let them have it with both barrels. Apparently, it was Trump unleashed like the D.C. Swamp hadn’t yet seen.

“You really want to try and win your election in November without me? I don’t think so.”

 “I’m following the law as it’s written. If you don’t like the law then Congress needs to change it. It’s simple. Simple. I’m with you but if you don’t like it you need to do something about it…It looks bad. Sure. Really bad. If you want to change that then change the law. DO SOMETHING. You people have to change it. That’s how it has to be done.”

“We all know what it is. It’s fake. Fake news. CNN…it’s fake. The pictures…that was Obama’s, during his administration, not mine. You can’t let it scare you. That’s what they want. That’s why they do it. This law, you just need to change it if you don’t like it. And that’s the way it is. I’m not here to save you. I’m here to let you know I’ll support you but you have to do something. Or not. But if you don’t do something don’t come crying to me about it okay? Right?”
Of course, that would require them to take a risk and actually do something themselves. We'll see if they have the backbone or not. The good news is that this suggests Trump isn't going to be intimidated by the media campaign or back down.

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The infiltrated evangelicals

This fake evangelical minister is an excellent example of why it is time to Make Inquisition Great Again. He's what they used to call a "marrano" in Spain. Notice how what he is preaching just happens to produce exactly the same sort of self-derailing consequences as a) the political Mark Levins preaching atomic individualism, b) the psychiatric Jordan Petersons preaching atomic individualism, and c) the conservative Ben Shapiros preaching atomic individualism.
Rev. Rob Schenck, a prominent evangelical minister and founding president of the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Institute, said Tuesday that evangelical Christians "sold" their principles in supporting President Trump and called for a return to the message of the Gospel.

"The justification for support of Trump is he is seen as Cyrus, a megalomaniac mass murderer, so I guess that qualifies," said Schenck at a luncheon in Washington, D.C., for his new book Costly Grace. "It’s the ends justifying the means. We support this ungodly character with massive flaws so we can get what he’s giving us. We did a deal with Donald Trump. We sold our principles if not our souls to get a laundry list of promises."

In his book, Schenck discusses his 1970s conversion from nominal Judaism to Christianity and his subsequent 1980s political activism as a "leader of the most extreme wing of the anti-abortion movement."

In the preface to Costly Grace, Schenck writes about rediscovering the life and writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, an evangelical German pastor and spy who was hanged in an extermination camp near the end of World War II because of his opposition to Adolf Hitler. Schenck writes that he felt Bonhoeffer's time reflects our own.

"My thesis was simple: For American evangelicals, the lines between theology and politics have become blurred, eroding the boundaries that distinguish the spiritual from the temporal, generating confusion among many believers about their Christian and political identities, exposing them to the temptation of political idolatry," he said. "What had happened to the German Christians was happening to us."

Schenck now leads the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Institute, a nonprofit institution that seeks to apply Bonhoeffer's theological and ethical insights to the social concerns of modern times, through lectures, discussions, and published material. Since his discovery of Bonhoeffer, he now tries to "liberate the evangelical community from a politicized gospel and to urge partisan conservatives to move beyond social battles and forsake the politics of hate, fear, and violence," according to his book. Describing his current political views during the meeting, he said, “I have far more in common with my mainline brothers and the Episcopal bishop of Washington."
I have no doubt at all that Schenck has everything in common with them. It's much more likely that this prominent guy, this eminent personage, is a Satan-worshipping globalist than a genuine Christian. Literally everything these infiltrators do is focused on convincing Christians, conservatives, Americans, nationalists, and whites to unilaterally disarm so they can be conquered by their enemies.
Schenck also spoke out against American evangelicals' "embrace of the popular gun culture." To illustrate his point, he pulled out a Bible that doubled as a gun holster, as gasps erupted from the crowd. "How did we go for our reverence for the Second Commandment and replace that with reverence for the Second Amendment?" Schenck said.
Literally EVERYTHING. Hey, the God-Emperor has already promised us Space Marines, so it can't be too much longer until he gives us Inquisition and Crusade as well.


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Heretics now in audio

Bishop Thomas Cranberry finds himself at a loss when he is confronted by a thief and realizes some disturbing truths about himself. The experience sends him in search of the men who are increasingly absent from the Church, who find themselves at a loss in a world that has gone increasingly feral, and who feel that they have nowhere to go and no one to whom they can turn for support. In listening to them and attempting to understand their plight, he finds an unexpected mission.

The Heretics of St. Possenti is for listeners who want the backstory of the story and for those who want to know how one inspired man can make a difference in a fallen world. It is a novel for those who need inspiration to get them though the day and those who look for unusual ways to accomplish the mission. It is for people who understand and respect the old ways but know that sometimes a seed cannot grow without splitting the pavement.

Narrated by Wade Schoenemann The Heretics of St. Possenti is 12 hours and 2 minutes long.

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Attacks coordinated

The guard-dog media is ramping up its attacks on Qanon, just like they did on Pizzagate once the heat began to reach the guilty parties.

Who or what is QAnon? Just asking that question sucks you into a world that's like Pizzagate on bath salts, a galaxy-brained, 4chan-bred conspiracy theory that has apparently convinced an alarming number of adults that all kinds of preposterous things are true.

The whole mess started on October 28, when an anonymous user going by the handle “Q” started a thread on 4chan’s /pol board titled “The Calm Before the Storm.” In a series of posts, Q claimed to be a high-level government employee with Department of Energy Q clearance and access to Top Secret–level information about Donald Trump, the Democrats, and the hidden big-picture machinations of the US government. 

Wielding the plausible-enough-sounding details and sprawling shadow government plot of a lesser Dan Brown novel, Q began slowly painting a picture of a reality far different from the one we live in. The resulting QAnon conspiracy theory states that Trump is not under investigation by Robert Mueller. Instead, Trump is merely playing the part of hapless conspiratorial criminal while covertly helping the special counsel pursue their true quarry: Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, John Podesta, and all the other liberal boogeymen. (It gets a LOT crazier than that, but that's the core plot.)

All of this was spelled out through cryptic hints, which seems to be half the fun for people who get into it. Before long, there were countless YouTube channels, subreddits, and message boards dedicated to collectively piecing his hints together with digital red string. One QAnon-based subreddit has more than 31,000 subscribers. On YouTube, QAnon-themed videos can have tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of views. It's even bled out into the real world, with conspiracy theorists claiming they had found pedophile camps in the Arizona desert. So this nonsense isn't likely to go away any time soon.

The reality is that while not everything related to Pizzagate and Qanon is true - there are false trails and erroneous connections that are being drawn due to the incomplete nature of the information being uncovered - the general gist of it is true and there is far more that has yet to be uncovered due to the wide-ranging nature of the situation. Even those who have come into contact with an aspect of the sprawling evil that is the elite globalist network have no sense of its scope, much less a holistic grasp of the whole series of enterprises.

For example, science fiction fans know about the arrest of David Asimov, Isaac Asimov's son, who possessed what police described as the biggest child porn collection that they'd ever seen as well as production and distribution equipment. But they don't know that the U.S. attorney responsible for letting Asimov off with "six months' home detention with electronic monitoring and three years federal probation" was Robert Mueller, the current Special Counsel currently investigating Russiagate or whatever he is actually doing.

That's just one of what are now hundreds of "coincidences" that few believe are coincidences anymore, the media's attempts to ridicule those drawing the connections between them notwithstanding. But the truth will come out eventually, and the historical misbehavior of corrupt elites strongly suggests it will be a lot closer to Pizzagate and Qanon than the whitewashed, noble image presented by the corrupt, leashed, and well-indoctrinated media. Indeed, the conspiracy theory of history is the only coherent and consistent theory of history.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Hollywood values in DC

CDAN appears to tie this arrest yesterday:
Geoffrey S. Berman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, John C. Demers, Assistant Attorney General for National Security, and William F. Sweeney Jr., Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), announced today that JOSHUA ADAM SCHULTE was charged in a 13-count Superseding Indictment (the “Indictment”) in connection with his alleged theft of classified national defense information from the Central Intelligence Agency (“CIA”) and the transmission of that material to an organization that purports to publicly disseminate classified, sensitive, and confidential information (“Organization-1”).  The Indictment also charges SCHULTE with the receipt, possession, and transportation of child pornography, as well as criminal copyright infringement.  SCHULTE, who is presently detained on the child pornography charges, will be arraigned by U.S. District Judge Paul A. Crotty.

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said:  “Joshua Schulte, a former employee of the CIA, allegedly used his access at the agency to transmit classified material to an outside organization.  During the course of this investigation, federal agents also discovered alleged child pornography in Schulte’s New York City residence.  We and our law enforcement partners are committed to protecting national security information and ensuring that those trusted to handle it honor their important responsibilities.  Unlawful disclosure of classified intelligence can pose a grave threat to our national security, potentially endangering the safety of Americans.”
To the murder of the convicted actor from Glee.
The shoe drop yesterday was one of the names our actor had. He didn't get to give his testimony but he did drop the name and it sent a lot of shock waves. Apparently the name that went down yesterday was protecting and sending information to that foreign born business person who had previously been convicted of the same type thing. Because of his position, the name who got dropped yesterday was able to provide cover and the networks that could be used for all this child porn. Everyone assumed they were safe because of what he did.
Translation: if the connection CDAN is drawing is correct, then the pedos in Hollywood and elsewhere were being shielded by fellow travelers in the CIA, and, most likely, the FBI and DOJ as well. Which would explain why Team Trump is being so circumspect and thorough. This may well get every bit as ugly as Q has been hinting for months.

And, of course, the fact that this potentially key arrest has not only taken place, but been made public will make it clear to everyone he's been protecting that they are going to be exposed sooner or later.

On the other hand, there have been claims that Schulte was Vault 7, the conduit to WikiLeaks, and that the whole thing was trumped up. And his background doesn't appear to suggest a key Deep State guy either. So, who knows?

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Freestartr-Stripe update

I've spoken to several of the individuals involved and I have been told that Freestartr expects to have the situation resolved within a week or so. My understanding - and it is only that - is that they started working on a replacement since they were originally informed there was going to be a problem, but Stripe suddenly moved up the timing on them without warning. Freestartr was also informed that the action was at the insistence of a certain financial partner, but the claim was subsequently determined to be false.

So, there appears to be no reason to alter anything in order to ensure the continued support for Voxiversity and the Darkstream. But if my information is incorrect and we need to do something different, I already have a backup plan lined up. Regardless, if you're a backer and you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me.

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Mailvox: converging Total War

AR observes some unnecessary updates to one of the dogs of the Total War series.
I decided to try replaying Total War: Rome 2 recently. After a mandatory update from Steam, I noticed a bunch of... peculiar updates. Nothing has changed except the following:
  • They added female Generals / Leaders. This includes voices and skins (graphics) for female characters both on the strategic map and the battlefield.
  • They added feminist propaganda in the loading screens. This goes for graphics and copy.
Zenobia is perhaps the only female whose superior genius broke through the servile indolence imposed on her sex by the climate and manners of Asia.
- Edward Gibbon, English historian (1734-1794)

Why would they put all this work into a 5-year-old video game that flopped upon release? Do you think a blue-haired androgyne fatty take over that project?
It sounds to me as if an SJW was named a first-time producer on a minor project and decided that the game could be updated by bringing its politics up to date.

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Alt-Hero #1 available in print again

Just to note that the print edition of AH#1 Crackdown is available again at Castalia Books Direct, Amazon, and your local bookseller. We did NOT end up changing the margins since we determined that would have made matters worse, so we only made a minor change to properly center the image on the back cover. You'll see how we're addressing the problem of trim variation on the margins in AH#2, as we're going to a full-bleed slash pseudo full-bleed approach that effectively eliminates it.

Amazon is sold out, so it will take a few days for them to restock. The fastest way to buy it is from Castalia Books Direct.

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Startup = sellout

Megan Fox covers the Stripe 180 on PJ Media:
Every time reports of conservatives being silenced on social media platforms come out, a large percentage of libertarians shout, "but private companies can serve whoever they want! Build your own platforms." It is a constant criticism of anyone saying that social media and Silicon Valley need regulation or that political viewpoints need protection under the law. But when marginalized voices create their own platforms, the puppet masters of Silicon Valley who control all the infrastructure shut them down.

Vox Day, a contributor at BitChute and popular author of SJWs Always Double Down, told PJM, "The denial of payment services on ideological grounds is a significant blow to the libertarian idea that private companies can be permitted to operate without government oversight." Day has significant experience being deplatformed on the major social media sites....

Stripe claimed in their notice of cancellation to Bitchute founder Ray Vahey that it was their "financial partners" who objected to Bitchute's business model. "We are politically neutral, and have many creators from across the political spectrum," Vahey told PJM. "Our site is still operational in terms of video streaming, but we have not been able to accept money since the Stripe termination," he explained. "They gave us only 5 days notice, even though our account was in good standing and we had not broken any of their rules or laws or even had any customer complaints."

The notice he received from Stripe was strange, filled with rambling excuses for termination with no specifics. Stripe employee "Gus" wrote:

Unfortunately, we won't be able to overturn our decision regarding your account. Our financial partners have some fairly strict limitations on the type of businesses we can work with, and sadly your business type falls into a category which our financial partners consider to be high-risk. I'm truly sorry about that... this is a restriction imposed upon us directly from our financial partners, who use have [sic] an archaic and frankly antiquated view of non-traditional businesses.

Stripe refuses to say who the "financial partners" are. PJM also reached out to Stripe but received no response.
This tends to indicate the situation is as I suspected. Stripe is looking to cash in, so they are doing whatever their investors and prospective buyers want them to do. Which, in this case, is shutting down the services that allow people to bypass both the ideological gatekeepers as well as the financial gatekeepers.

It's not an accident that they are attempting to shut down the crowdfunding sites, beginning with the alternative ones. That's primarily what this is about. Rest assured, they have their sights on Kickstarter and Indie-Go-Go too.

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The eurocrumble continues

The Sweden Democrats want out:
The leader of the far-right anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats is calling for a referendum on EU membership, hoping for a 'Swexit' result. Jimmie Åkesson, 39, branded the EU 'a large web of corruption', and said Sweden should hold a referendum after the general elections this September. 'We pay an enormous amount of money and get overwhelmingly little back. But the main reason is ideological: we should not be in an ideological union.'

The Sweden Democrats is currently the second biggest party in the Scandinavian nation, boosted by the European migrant crisis which saw Sweden take in more refugees per capita than any other EU country. 
Meanwhile, Matteo Salvini remains staunchly opposed to the invasion by sea:
Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Saturday warned another migrant rescue mission off the Libyan coast that it would not be allowed to land its "human cargo" at an Italian port.

The new rightwing and anti-immigrant Italian government last week banned the French NGO operated vessel the Aquarius, with more than 600 rescued migrants on board, from docking in Italy, causing uproar and a sharp spat with France.
 
Spain subsequently offered to take the Aquarius and it is expected at the port of Valencia on Sunday.

Salvini showed no sign Saturday of softening his position.
 
"While the Aquarius is sailing towards Spain, two other Dutch NGO operated vessels (Lifeline and Seefuchs) have arrived off the Libyan coast, to wait for their human cargos once the people smugglers abandon them," Salvini said in a Facebook post.
 
"These people should know that Italy no longer wants to be any part of this business of clandestine immigration and they will have to look for other ports to go to," he said.
 
"As minister and as a father, I take this action for the benefit of all," he added.
 
After Rome's decision to ban the Aquarius, French President Emmanuel Macron and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte met on Friday and agreed that the EU should set up asylum processing centres in Africa to prevent "voyages of death."

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Cucks complain about media SJWs

Specifically, they complain about the media SJWs treating them and the moderate leftists they admire the way that they treat everyone to their Right.
Jordan Peterson has become so effective a messenger—and not just in Canada—that it was inevitable that the MSM, the left, and academics (but I repeat myself) would put forth effort to discredit and discount him. So if you’ve been paying attention you’ll have noticed a recent spate of articles and statements saying just where he went so grievously wrong, how he draws his support from bigots and alt-righters (and/or is one himself), and fails to understand this or that or the other thing on which the critic/writer is an expert. Here’s a recent example of the latter (hat tip commenter Artfldgr), and there are plenty more of the former as well such as this one from NBC.

Watch that last video; it’s less than two minutes long, and it’s instructive—not about Peterson, but about the way the MSM approaches the topic of “explaining” him. Most of these hit pieces are relatively subtle, as is this one (“Who is Jordan Peterson, favorite figure of the alt-right”), which hardly talks about what Peterson actually says, gets some of that wrong when it does (beginning with saying he refuses to be pigeonholed and then offering as an example of that him speaking about an entirely different subject, his refusal to automatically use left-dictated pronouns for transgendered people), but quickly delivers its main message of “bigots love him, therefore he’s tainted.”

The goal is quite clearly to make him persona non grata to people who’ve never watched a video of his or read anything he’s written, making him so toxic that they will pigeonhole him (“alt-right bigot”) and never indulge whatever curiosity they might have by going to the source, Peterson. These pieces are not meant to actually inform; they’re meant to block any desire the listener might have to inform him/herself. After all, life is short, we have a finite amount of time here, and why waste it listening to a bigot or a figure beloved by bigots?
It's particularly funny to see how the readers of this "neo-neocon" promptly make use of the very same tactics to try to make me persona non grata when someone points out that I have shown Jordan Peterson to be an evil left-wing globalist charlatan.
Johnny Ray:
Vox Day a true altrighty debunks JP on his blog as a fraud

om:
Oh noes, not Vox Day! As if Jordon Peterson has ever claimed to be of the alt-right. The left says it over and over, but saying a thing doesn’t make it so.

vanderleun:
Vox Day’s extreme jealousy of Peterson is transparent, vile and disgusting. He shows his true colors as an envious mental midget who is in love with only his own vapors. Basically, like the rotted pulp stuff he cranks out, he’s a comic book.
First, the point isn't that Jordan Peterson isn't of the alt-right. He's not. The point is that he's not of the Right at all, his philosophy is evil, his logic is incoherent, and his advice is bad. As for the constant accusations of envy, I am no more jealous of the haunted, suicidal, godless, mentally unbalanced Peterson than I was of Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, PZ Myers, or that little doughball Scalzi. Those who believe all criticism is rooted in jealousy always reveal more than they realize about themselves.
penngineer
I was lucky enough to see JBP in Nashville at the Ryman last week, and luckier still to meet him (I couldn't afford a VIP ticket, but waiting outside the theater for a long time afterwards paid off!). He really IS everything that you would hope and expect him to be. His gaze is so intense when he makes eye contact with you, and you can really see the genuine warmth and compassion in his eyes. Truly a great man.
These idiots genuinely deserve everything they are going to eventually experience. Sweet St. Darwin, but they are dumber than the dodos were. Because greatness truly depends upon the perception of compassion in one's eyes.

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Facebook stalking

If this freelance reporter working with Rolling Stone and NPR stalks you on social media, just ignore her request for other people's contact information, let us know that she contacted you and tell us on what form of social media you were contacted. We want to know exactly how many people are being stalked and where they are being stalked.

Remember, no means no!


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Twitter suspends Spacebunny

Or rather, "suspends her account". Of course, "suspension" is Twitter-speak for banning.
Hello Spacebunny Day,

Your account, Spacebunnyday has been suspended for violating the Twitter Rules.

Specifically, for:

Violating our rules against abusive behavior.
You may not engage in the targeted harassment of someone, or incite other people to do so. We consider abusive behavior an attempt to harass, intimidate, or silence someone else’s voice.

Note that if you attempt to evade a permanent suspension by creating new accounts, we will suspend your new accounts.
Her thoughtcrime was to tell a very stupid woman who had been harassing her that she was stupid. Strange, I don't remember anyone ever being permanently suspended for telling me that.

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QUANTUM MORTIS A Man Disrupted #2

Arkhaven Comics is very pleased to be able to announce that QUANTUM MORTIS A Man Disrupted #2: Zero Zero Tango is now available for Kindle and Kindle Select.

Chief Warrant Officer Graven Tower is a ruggedly handsome military policeman who hates aliens. Fortunately, as a member of His Grace's Military Crimes Investigation Division - Xenocriminology and Alien Relations, he gets to arrest a lot of them. Sometimes he even gets to shoot them.

Chief Tower and Detector Derin Hildreth of the Trans Paradis Police Department are investigating the murder of the Crown Prince of Morchard on the shadowed streets of Trans Paradis City, but the alien government-in-exile is less than entirely helpful. The royal house of Morchard appears to be considerably more interested in seeking revenge than seeing justice done. But there is no way that Tower or MCID are going to let any vengeful xenos start another war in their house!

QUANTUM MORTIS A Man Disrupted #2: Zero Zero Tango is 27 pages, retails for $2.99, and is available via Kindle and Kindle Unlimited. Matvei Daniilovich is still the illustrator, but starting with this issue, we arranged to get him a professional colorist in order to move from a bi-monthly release schedule to what we hope will be a monthly one, so you may note that the colors are a bit more vibrant in this issue. UPDATE: Look Inside is now enabled, so you can see these for yourself.

From the reviews of Quantum Mortis A Man Disrupted #1: By the Book:
  • The plot is interesting, and the universe feels like it has actual history and depth. Instead of skipping over the richness of the original novel the comic gives you a lot to read rather than just pretty pictures which you quickly turn past to find out what happens next.
  • It's just the first issue, but the story is fantastic so far. I haven't read the book on which it is based, so it's totally new to me. I really love the look and slightly Blade Runner aesthetic and noir feel.
  • The story was good and got me interested in the characters. Dialog was snappy and smart. Hard to say what tech levels would be on a distant planet in the 3000s, after some big wars, but the tech-setting feels about right for a sci-fi crime-noir story.
  • Old school comic book. Cute girl, manly hero, robot comedy relief, dark conspiracy, gritty high tech future.
  • A fun start to an intriguing story, excellent retro artwork (I suspect that at some point in this storyline, a rocket-ship will land upright on a plume of flame, as God and Robert Heinlein intended), good banter, and the shadow of a prince's corpse burnt into the ground as foreshadowing of things to come. This is going to be a fun series, count me in for more!
A print edition of issue #2 will be available in a few weeks in a gold logo edition.

UPDATE: Off to a good start:

#1 in Kindle Store > Comics & Graphic Novels > Military
#1 in Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > 45 minutes (22-32 pages) > Comics & Graphic Novels
#3 in Kindle Store > Comics & Graphic Novels > Graphic Novels > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

ARKHAVEN UPDATE: the gold logo print edition of ALT-HERO #1 CRACKDOWN is now available again from the Castalia Books Direct store. Backorders should be shipping tomorrow. It should be live on Amazon again by the end of the week.

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Darkstream: Stripe and Operation Chokepoint


From the transcript of the Darkstream.

There's a lot of folks, especially on the Right, who would have a tendency to say, "well you know, what's the problem with that? I mean everybody has a right to sell to whoever they want to etc etc etc." Right, and that's true if you're looking at it from a theoretical point of view, but the reality is we don't live in a free economy, we don't live in a society where you are simply allowed to go and set up a bank with 200 dollars and begin payment processing and issuing credit and all that sort of thing anymore.

I don't think it was even a hundred years ago - somebody mentioned this on the blog - barely a hundred years ago it was possible to set up a bank for 200 bucks, start making loans, and that was how Regions Bank was founded originally. But you can't do that now because the banks - just like the hairdressers and just like every other self-interested group of people - have arranged to set up tremendous regulatory barriers, huge barriers to entry. For example, in, I believe it was Georgia, you needed to have 1,500 hours of training in order to be allowed to braid hair professionally!

Now this is ridiculous, as anyone who has been around junior high school girls for more than about 20 minutes will know. They sit around braiding each other's hair all the time, they don't need to spend fifteen hundred hours to be able to do it, and so what we are seeing is a private version of what was described as Operation Chokepoint by the Obama administration. Operation Chokepoint was a plan to deny banking and financial services to companies that were selling guns. If you're in the gun industry in any way, they were planning to target those companies, and in fact they are actually still doing so, but again on a private level because Hillary Clinton is not President, and so that's why you're seeing companies like Intuit, which owns Quicken, Intuit targeted I believe it was a gun retailer and possibly some gun manufacturers as well, and they're simply not working with them now.

You know, this is absolutely ridiculous considering that we have been indoctrinated for the past however many years, it's been 58 years or so, that you have no right to deny service to anyone for any reason. Suddenly now that the Left has completed its long march through the institutions, suddenly they are going to deny all that, they're going to attempt to deny the financial oxygen to all the  companies and all the people they don't like now. I'm not shocked by this. I'm not alarmed by this, you know, I'm a Christian and  we've been we've been told about the Mark of the Beast and and being
denied the ability to buy things, that that sort of persecution would happen since I was a kid at Sunday school. Now I have to admit I didn't expect to see it taking this kind of form, but it is.

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