The Whooping Of The Tards Reply

By Unleash the Beef

What lovely heartfelt signs totally not handed out by the campaign.

Political party conventions. Alternatively known as The Whooping of the Tards. Fucking gross.

Like… it’s 2012. The internet is everywhere. Information is no longer controlled by the hate-filled cunts at the helm of political divide and conquer. And people still vote?

People still believe in things. They fucking believe! They struggle to articulate what they believe in, because it’s nothing more than an illusion built of key words, but oh how dullards love regurgitating them. And painting them on signs to wave in support of their own enslavement.

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The Pathology of U.S. Democracy Reply

By Anthony Gregory

Electoral politics is a moral and intellectual wasteland. There is no room for anyone of principle, whatever that principle might be.

As a libertarian, I see little difference between Obama and Romney. They both favor a perpetual war on terror, an occupation of Afghanistan, military aid to Israel, indefinite detention of terror suspects, military imprisonment outside the bounds of habeas corpus, warrantless wiretapping, the TSA, the FBI, the CIA, the NSA, the FDA, the war on drugs, gun control, bailouts, Keynesian economics, income taxation, Social Security, Medicare, central banking, subsidies for rich and poor, licensing in industry, public education, employment regulation, agriculture corporatism, tariffs, and a federal budget that amounts to far more than ten thousand dollars for every man, woman, and child in this country.

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‘Hitler’ store in India honest mistake, owner says Reply

globalpost
David Trifunov

Two Indian men had no idea their new business would cause so much controversy; after all, it’s a simple clothing store – called “Hitler.”

Rajesh Shah said the title is a reference to his business partner’s strict uncle, who everyone dubbed “Hitler” for his authoritarian attitude.

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The American Conservative Explores “Thug Life” Reply

jack-donovan.com

The American Conservative ran two pieces this week concerning the nature of the gang and its relationship to masculinity. The first, by William S. Lind, deals with the collapse of states in the Middle East after the so-called “Arab Spring” that enamored so many starry-eyed Americans. Here’s the money quote:

One of the characteristics shared by most disintegrating states is a vast surplus of young men who have no access to jobs, money, or women. Gangs are a magnet for them. We see this in American contexts as well: in public schools, in ethnic neighborhoods, and in our prisons, most of which are controlled not by wardens but by racially defined gangs.

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Australians implant ‘world first’ bionic eye Reply

brecorder.com
Agence France-Presse

Australian scientists said Thursday they had successfully implanted a “world first” bionic eye prototype, describing it as a major breakthrough for the visually impaired. Bionic Vision Australia (BVA), a government-funded science consortium, said it had surgically installed an “early prototype” robotic eye in a woman with hereditary sight loss caused by degenerative retinitis pigmentosa.

Described as a “pre-bionic eye”, the tiny device is attached to Dianne Ashworth’s retina and contains 24 electrodes which send electrical impulses to stimulate her eye’s nerve cells. Researchers switched on the device in their laboratory last month after Ashworth had fully recovered from surgery and she said it was an incredible experience. “I didn’t know what to expect, but all of a sudden, I could see a little flash – it was amazing,” she said in a statement.

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Artificial limbs, controlled by thoughts Reply

salon.com

The idea that paralyzed people might one day control their limbs just by thinking is no longer a fantasy

By , Scientific American

Artificial limbs, controlled by thoughts

This article originally appeared on Scientific American.

In 2014, billions of viewers worldwide may remember the opening game of the World Cup in Brazil for more than just the goals scored by the Brazilian national team and the red cards given to its adversary. On that day my laboratory at Duke University, which specializes in developing technologies that allow electrical signals from the brain to control robotic limbs, plans to mark a milestone in overcoming paralysis.

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On the Value of Monarchy 1

The American consciousness, and the democratic Western world abhors this idea. Both the Capitalists and Communists alike will scream and call it tyrannical.

What is neglected is that these recent political ideals necessitate leadership. Capitalism naturally leads to bosses and actual producers..Some Capitalists have even attempted to integrate their system into a Confucian model, and stating that bosses should be obeyed in the same way a benevolent monarch should.

It is too often neglected that Capitalism is raping the planet, doesn’t give people the full fruit of their labor, and neglects the good of society at large. Traditional monarchist culture produced things for their use, and not for the idea of massive profit. People generally worked for themselves, and were trained by their father in his own field. There was no confusion as to what would be done when you were to grow up.

A communist society never works. I find it funny that ole Karl Marx cited the Labor Theory of Value, when he wanted money abolished, and everyone to receive what they needed. People would not receive the full fruit of their labor in that system. Those who were to take from those who produce would be receiving more than they ever put into something. This is not to fully advocate the labor theory of value, and ignore those who legitimately need help. This is to point out the sheer hypocrisy of Marxism. You cannot get to such a society without Marx’s Dictatorship of the Proletariat.

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My Synthesis of Confucius and Plato 1

I am a Neo-Platonist, and this has led to several problems with Plato’s application of the Forms in the real world.

Plato’s Realm of Forms can be likened to Heaven, or the Mind of God. In it, the perfect form of everything exists. This world is imperfect, but it still has reflections of these forms within it.

For example, the idea of “redness”. There is no perfect red to be found in this world, yet we intuitively have this idea of “redness”. We have ideas of roundness, right angles, Goodness, Truth, etc. However, everything in this world deviates more or less from these ideals. There are perfect forms of man and woman, but they are never perfectly met. This is especially true in our age of modernity.

There exists a perfect form of everything in Plato’s Realm of Forms, and everything in this world is a mere reflection of it. When our soul came from the realm of forms and embodied itself into matter, it tried to make sense of everything with these forms.

Plato fails in his application of forms into the real world. For example, he was for the state taking away children, and was for the ruler having no wife and children.

Confucius had 5 major roles to be carried out in society:

Ruler/Subject, Father/Son, Husband/Wife, Elder Brother/Younger Brother, Elder Friend/Younger Friend.

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Police Shut Down Bridge, Detain 13 Bearded Men in Armed Photo Shoot for Boobs Reply

I think an armed, bearded march across the Burnside Bridge in Portland, Oregon is in order. Oh, and boobs.


From Katu Portland
By Meghan Kalkstein

PORTLAND, Ore. – It’s a scene that practically defines the phrase “keep Portland weird.”

Portland police shut down the Burnside Bridge on Wednesday evening and detained 13 bearded men who said they were headed to a photo shoot to raise money for breast cancer research Wednesday evening.

The problem was the men were wearing camo and witnesses said one had a rifle.
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Sheriff Arpaio to Stand Trial Reply

Looks like our favorite thuggish sheriff finally crossed the line one too many times. His brand of oppression appears to be out of style with the ruling class these days. Even organized crime has it’s rules, and refraining from harassing the media is one of them!


From Indian Country Today

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on August 29, delivered a 72-page decision stating that Arizona’s Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and attorney Dennis Wilenchik must stand trial following the unlawful arrests of two Phoenix newspaper executives.

The ruling came on an appeal filed by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, owners of the Phoenix New Times, who had filed a lawsuit claiming Arpaio had them unlawfully arrested in retaliation for articles criticizing the sheriff according to The National Law Journal.

According to The Republic via azcentral.com, Lacey and Larkin in the lawsuit claimed they were arrested in the middle of the night in October 2007 after publishing information about extensive subpoenas issued by Wilenchik, who is the special prosecutor. The National Law Journal states More…

Correspondence and collusion between the New York Times and the CIA Reply

by Glenn Greenwald

from the Guardian.

The rightwing transparency group, Judicial Watch, released Tuesday a new batch of documents showing how eagerly the Obama administrationshoveled information to Hollywood film-makers about the Bin Laden raid. Obama officials did so to enable the production of a politically beneficial pre-election film about that “heroic” killing, even as administration lawyers insisted to federal courts and media outlets that no disclosure was permissible because the raid was classified.

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What did you expect? Reply

Thomas DiLorenzo over at Lew Rockwell quotes Ron Paul’s campaign manager:

“Properly elected Ron Paul delegates were stripped from us. And when a motion was made to amend the Credential Committee’s report, it was ignored. Morton Blackwell, a longtime conservative activist and RNC Rules Committee expert, found himself indefinitely detained — along with the rest of the Virginia delegation.

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Three reasons you can’t ignore the Great American Upheaval Reply

by Coley Hudgins

Neil Howe and William Strauss wrote an amazingly prescient book back in 1997 called The Fourth Turning that describes the cyclical patterns and generational archetypes all societies go through.

The archetypes described in the book are Heroes, Prophets, Artists and Nomads, and each corresponds to specific periods in societal development called “Turnings”:

  • The First Turning is a High, an upbeat era of strengthening institutions and weakening individualism, when a new civic order implants and the old values regime decays.

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Political Correctness: Gag In the Mouth of America Reply

by John Waddey

Americans are being oppressed by a group of faceless, nameless tyrants. The weapon of the oppressors is “Political Correctness.” The tyrants define Political Correctness as a means of encouraging language that “is calculated to provide a minimum of offense, particularly to the racial, cultural, or other identity groups” to whom the wielders of Political Correctness have granted “victim status” and protection. In reality, Political Correctness is a scourge in the hand of the liberal establishment in America. It is used to enforce liberal ideology and conformity to the official party line of that group of intellectuals. It is controlling, stifling and oppressive and dangerous to our freedom and liberties.

Comedians and others, whose knowledge is derived primarily from television, tend to treat PC as a joke, pointing to some of the ridiculous demands its proponents make. In reality it is like a great python that has snared an unwitting creature in its coils and is slowly squeezing the life from it.

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Attack Dog for Hire: Media Matters Paid to Attack Fox Reply

David Martosko
dailycaller.com

It makes us wonder who paid the for-hire Soros outfit to attack Alex Jones.

A document the National Education Association filed with the U.S. Department of Labor in 2011 indicates that the teachers union donated $100,000 to Media Matters For America nearly two years ago, describing it as a payment for “public relations costs.” In the months that followed, Media Matters’ online coverage of teachers unions increased, focusing largely on attacking the Fox News Channel and other media outlets it considers “conservative” in nature.

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South African Miners face murder rap for police killing Reply

[Editor’s Note: If anyone had any doubts at who the ANC and it’s government in South Africa serves, it should be clear not that it is not the working class: English, Bohr, or Black. This rail-roading of striking miners makes that clear, and complacency of union labor aristocracy makes that even clearer.]

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The Self Destruction of Africa’s ANC Reply

The Self Destruction of Africa’s ANC By Horand Knaup and Jan Puhl

South Africa’s legendary African National Congress, the party of Nelson Mandela, is destroying itself. Corruption, cronyism, internal divisions and, more recently, the mine massacre in Marikana are draining support from the party’s base — and destroying the country’s economy.

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Draft GOP Platform Defends Anti-Gay Laws in Africa 1

[editor’s note: This is bizarrely cynical: it’s not the anti-gayness of it, it’s the fact that most of the leaders of the GOP have embraced gay friendly politics at tue upper levels except when they can score political points off of abusing it (see Dick Cheney’s endorsement of gay marriage “as a state issue” and his endorsement of those anti-gay politics on the ballot). So doing it with African lives, that just makes it easier. American pundits should avoid trying to score political points off of situations they do not understand and empower corrupt states. So much for the “wolf you know” argument.]

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In case if you forget who Democrats serve.. Reply

Kevin Carson has written an insightful piece on Obama’s new war on 3-D printers, and the threat they pose to a faux scarcity corporate economy.   The attempt to stale creative destruction, one of the few useful forces within a capitalist economy, is not in the interest of the working class or new innovation: it is a recipe for stagnation.   One should never forget who these Democrats serve: a slightly different managerial “elite” than the Republicans do, but still a managerial pseudo-elite nonetheless.