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Pakistan plans takeover of charities run by Lashkar-e-Taiba
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Africa Subsaharan
The African crucible – Cold Fury
BLUF:
You see, Africa is the example that counters everything our Progressive rulers believe about the world. If the blank slate is true, then Africans should have made great strides in closing the gap with the white world. If things like “institutional racism” were real things, Africa should be racing toward modernity now. If colonialism was the reason these places were so backward, a half century of freedom should have gone a long way toward curing the effects of the white man. Instead. everywhere Africa is worse than a half century ago.
"Blank slate" meaning at least 60,000 years of human existence.
The response from our Progressive rulers is to just ignore Africa. You see it in this National Review article on the end of Mugabe’s rule. The authoress is young, so she was poached in the warm liquids of multiculturalism her whole life. Her struggle to explain the decline of Rhodesia into Zimbabwe reads like a person trying to disarm a bomb while blindfolded. She not only avoids the elephant in the room, which is race, she leaves the reader with the impression that there is no such thing as elephants. Race does not exist.

That’s why Africa stopped being important to our Progressive rulers. It’s why the efforts of George Bush to do something about AIDS in Africa was largely ignored. You can’t talk about Africa without talking about race and race realism. Those are taboo subjects, so the whole continent may as well not exist. Bring up the subject in a room full of Progressives and watch their reaction. You won’t see fear. It will be confusion. The subject has been purged from the catechism, so it no longer exists. Africa is not cool anymore.

That’s why Africa should be a central topic on this side of the river. It is the easiest way for the normie on the other side to begin his journey. It’s a topic where the facts are so stark, it is easy to understand the basics of human bio-diversity, evolution and the cognitive differences between groups of humans. The group characteristics on display in Africa, also look like what Americans see on their televisions. There’s also the great divide between East and West. The Dark Continent is a living museum of human evolution.

Africa is also a useful lever against Lefty. Most of what our Progressive rulers say is some sort of moral posturing. Talking about the most important graph in the world is a good way to turn that against them. A good rule of life is to always focus on what Lefty is trying to ignore. It usually means they fear the topic. Africa is the biggest elephant in the room right now, in terms of demographics. Lefty wants you to believe there are no elephants, so it is a good time to fall in love with the elephants.
My emphasis added
Posted by: newc || 01/02/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [515 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Except after colonialism the world told Africans Marxism was the way to go. Sure, most of the continent fell back on tribalism, but so did the Balkans.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 01/02/2018 7:13 Comments || Top||

#2  Marx - old white man. You'd think they'd come up with an alternative that was less 'racist' (and a system that wasn't basically one big plantation).
Posted by: P2kontheroad || 01/02/2018 7:51 Comments || Top||

#3  most of the continent fell back on tribalism

Predation, it's what they do.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/02/2018 8:03 Comments || Top||

#4  Google “iq of the world countries”. Now consider the implications to the US because of its different racial groups.
Posted by: CC || 01/02/2018 12:31 Comments || Top||

#5  There was a Babylonian empire. There was a Nebuchadnezzar II and a seven-tiered ziggurat. There was a scattering or separation of the tribes. One might even guess the reasoning, but I digress.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/02/2018 12:42 Comments || Top||

#6  The article is written well to convey and illustrate what we do face in Africa, with a snark.
Posted by: newc || 01/02/2018 22:50 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
How will Turkey fit into new ‘America First’ policy?
[ARABNEWS] The National Security Strategy (NSS) launched on Dec. 18 by US President Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
contains several important points that should not go unnoticed.

The NSS maintains the policy line of earlier American administrations, but puts the emphasis on slightly different points. The main line of the strategy is what the president persistently emphasized during the election campaign: "America First." This policy is of course appealing to the American people, but it may not be as appealing for non-Americans.
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Posted by: Fred || 01/02/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [337 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  If its not the kind of Turkey that can be stuffed, cooked and served Thanksgiving, we ain't interested...
Posted by: Ulaigum Ebbineng7056 || 01/02/2018 3:40 Comments || Top||

#2  Turkey fits right between the mashed potatoes and gravy with cranberry sauce on the other side.
Posted by: AlanC || 01/02/2018 9:14 Comments || Top||

#3  The fate of Turkey is to be beheaded, plucked,stuffed, baked, carved up and eaten.
Posted by: Grunter || 01/02/2018 9:54 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Newt Gingrich: ‘The stage is being set' for GOP landslide in 2018
[Wash Times] Newt Gingrich said Thursday that Democrats are headed for a major political upset in 2018, mostly due to the mainstream media’s dishonesty and the party’s inability to learn from its own mistakes.

"The great political surprise of 2018 will be the size of the Republican victory," the former Republican House Speaker wrote in a column for Fox News. "After members of the elite media have spent two years savaging President Trump, lying about Republican legislation, and reassuring themselves that Republican defeat was inevitable, the size of the GOP victory in 2018 will be an enormous shock."

Mr. Gingrich said the most glaring example of "fake news" is the media’s handling of the GOP’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which he said will be "the 2018 proving ground of media liberal bias and dishonesty."

"First, the media lied about the tax bill in an effort to convince most Americans their taxes would go up," he wrote. "Then, the media took surveys of people who opposed the GOP bill based on the false information supplied by the media. Then, the media talked again and again about how unpopular the Republican plan was and how it was going to weaken Republican candidates in 2018. Then, the bill passed, and unsurprisingly, it turned out to be dramatically better for Americans than the elite media had described."
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/02/2018 04:58 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [439 views] Top|| File under:

#1  One of these days Newt is going to be correct
Posted by: Flilet Omeremble3846 || 01/02/2018 8:14 Comments || Top||

#2  Suppose the GOP does get a landslide? I'm not sure how I feel about that. They were given the House, then the Senate, and then the the presidency and they still were squishy about getting anything done. Their support of Trump has been tepid at best. They always seem to be good at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. They are better than the Dems who I think are completely venal and corruption-ridden. The Dems ought to be prosecuted under Rico Laws. They have tried to steal a country and turn it into a crime-syndicate.
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/02/2018 8:39 Comments || Top||

#3  If the Republicans had repealed Obamacare, this would be plausible.
Posted by: Raj || 01/02/2018 10:45 Comments || Top||

#4  Electing more Tame Republicans would accomplish nothing.
Posted by: Iblis || 01/02/2018 11:10 Comments || Top||

#5  The new guys will be more TEA party than the old hand Republicans and Democrats they’ll be replacing, a good thing, but they will also be inexperienced and therefore less willing to horsetrade to get what they believe is needed, making the House whip’s job even less possible than it is now. Assuming the landslide happens, of course. But if it’s the Democrats who dominate, they will be much harder left than those they replace, and much less likely to horsetrade, etc. The leadership will be tearing out their hair on both sides of the aisle in 2019.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/02/2018 11:14 Comments || Top||

#6  Dealing with Trunks seems to be like herding cats. The only way this would work would be to displacing enough Donks so they wouldn't have a controlling interest.
Posted by: gorb || 01/02/2018 11:29 Comments || Top||

#7  Dealing with Trunks is easy. Tell them you got elected campaigning on X, Y, and Z so now we expect you to vote for X, Y, and Z or the President may have a discussion with your local papers. They must not be allowed to forget who got them to Washington.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 01/02/2018 13:15 Comments || Top||


Comey Slammed For Tweet About 'Ethical Leadership'
[Townhall] Former Federal Bureau of Investigations Director James Comey provoked many Twitter users Sunday for wishing for "more ethical leadership" in the new year.

"Here’s hoping 2018 brings more ethical leadership, focused on the truth and lasting values," Comey wrote in what’s widely being interpreted as a shot at President Trump, who fired the director in May.

Comey’s tweet comes after the FBI is under intense scrutiny for how it conducted the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, as well as the neutrality of top agency officials.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/02/2018 04:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [405 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The all new and improved definition of psychological projection.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/02/2018 8:08 Comments || Top||

#2  Ha! Pedophiles do this kind of thing. They leave some kind of evidence in their car that suggests they were only going over to the kid's house to provide counseling to an emotionally troubled kid.

Ain't gonna help, Comey.
Posted by: gorb || 01/02/2018 11:31 Comments || Top||

#3  At least the FBI should be more ethical without him there.
Posted by: Tom || 01/02/2018 13:21 Comments || Top||

#4  So far, the best thing Comey has done is to get fired. Getting prosecuted and convicted would even better demonstrate ethical leadership.
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/02/2018 19:22 Comments || Top||


Home Front: WoT
The TSA's lax performance amounts to security theater
[The Hill] The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), charged with ensuring the safety of travelers at airports and certain other commercial transport facilities, is failing in many ways. While it may appear the agency is doing its job, evidence to the contrary abounds.

In a 2016 survey by the Department of Homeland Security Inspector General (IG), the TSA missed 95 percent of the weapons and assorted contraband carried into commercial aircraft cabins by undercover investigators. A notable example this year suggested the TSA still has serious shortcomings despite the red flag: JetBlue TSA checkpoints at New York's Kennedy Airport were left unattended by agency employees, creating a frantic law enforcement search for people who had boarded and flown without being screened.

Adding insult to injury, the TSA announced that it will be gradually increasing its highly intrusive personal frisks of passengers, primarily because the agency keeps missing prohibited items brought by travelers on their person or in carry-on luggage.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/02/2018 04:36 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [325 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It certainly is 'theater' at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson Airport.

'You want good quality oats, you must pay a premium price. If you want oats that have already been through the horse, those can be had a bit cheaper.'
~ anon
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/02/2018 4:42 Comments || Top||

#2  When our Obama imported Syrians begin wearing suicide belts, you really think TSA is going to show up for work then, too?
Posted by: Ulaigum Ebbineng7056 || 01/02/2018 4:50 Comments || Top||

#3  Or they are at the local donut shop. Las Vegas Airport had (still has?) a [male] disgusting fat pig for a TSA "agent". If this pig is the face of TSA, then, by golly, it's no wonder....
Posted by: DooDahMan || 01/02/2018 5:46 Comments || Top||

#4  Subcontract it all out to El Al. Remove judicial lawfare review. However, you really don't want 'effective', you want political theater.
Posted by: P2kontheroad || 01/02/2018 7:41 Comments || Top||

#5  It's all about feelings, man!
Posted by: Bobby || 01/02/2018 10:08 Comments || Top||

#6  In 2016 I’m sure it was theater. What will it be in 2018, now that they’re under new management?
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/02/2018 11:36 Comments || Top||

#7  Adding insult to injury, the TSA announced that it will be gradually increasing its highly intrusive personal frisks of passengers

Are they going to start having us bring our own lube now?
Posted by: gorb || 01/02/2018 11:42 Comments || Top||

#8  It depends on what the real objective was in creating the TSA. For “W” is was optics after 911. For the Democrats, 30,000 more tenured voters on the federal tab for life.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 01/02/2018 12:21 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Pakistan Fires Back at Trump Tweet: U.S. Given ‘Nothing but Invective and Mistrust'
[Breitbart] Pakistani officials insisted they will do no more to help the United States in the war on terrorism on Monday and summoned Washington’s ambassador in response to President Donald Trump’s criticism that the nation had given America "nothing but lies & deceit" in exchange for billions in aid.
Trump accused Pakistan of pocketing aid money meant to help fight the Taliban and other jihadist groups. Pakistan has long faced criticism from both the West and neighbors like Afghanistan and India for allegedly providing "safe havens" for terrorist groups to operate in. Pakistan instead insists that Afghanistan has not done enough to contain the Taliban, and has claimed that India is a state sponsor of terrorism, allegedly harboring violent Hindu extremist groups.

"We have already said ’no more’ to America, so Trump’s ’no more’ has no importance. We are ready to give all account for every single penny to America in public," Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said in a statement in response to Trump on Monday. "The United States should hold its own people accountable for its failures in Afghanistan."

Asif also said that Pakistan is not concerned with the potential of losing billions in American taxpayers’ dollars.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/02/2018 04:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [349 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Apparently it didn't take President Trump long to flush these evil bastids out.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/02/2018 4:30 Comments || Top||

#2  What could they do to make things worse?
Posted by: gorb || 01/02/2018 11:43 Comments || Top||

#3  But, how are you to supply US forces in Afghanistan, if you can't do it through Pakistan?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/02/2018 16:33 Comments || Top||

#4  Withdraw from Afghanistan completely. Forget about trying to set up a democracy there, as long as it's mostly muslims, true democracy will never happen. Just heavily spray roundup on all the fields where poppies are grown and bomb the shit out of the Taliban every times they try to come back, until they're reduced to the point the Afghani army can handle them on their own. If the people cannot or will not have the desire to deal with their own interior issues, why should we?

We've spend so much money there, a lot of, if not most of, which got siphoned off to pockets everywhere except where it's supposed to go. (Last I've heard we've spend over one hundred billon dollars on Afghanistan, why? What did we get for a hundred billion dollars, we sure could use that money here at home.)

I get the feeling we didn't win anything but they did in the long run.

Time we start using that money to pay down the federal deficit and start working toward a zero balanced budget.

All those countries who voted against us can just start paying for their own defenses.

We have plenty of problems and issues of our own here at home that need to be addressed and dealt with using the money we're currently pissing away on other countries issues and wars, to no benefits whatsoever to us (excepts for a few companies for their profits.)

Sure we can lend a helping hand, but with the understanding they make a go of it on their own.

American first, we will help, but there are limits!

/rant
Posted by: Seeking cure for ignorance || 01/02/2018 19:43 Comments || Top||


Kalash decline
[DAWN] PAKISTAN’S smallest ethno-religious community, the Kalash, is on the verge of extinction. What many centuries could not achieve, contemporary factors have nearly managed to accomplish. The National Commission on Human Rights sounded the alarm in a report in which it noted that the numbers of the Kalash were only around 4,000 and cited "unwilling conversions and cajoled marriages with non-Kalash" as being among the immediate threats facing the community. The document also referred to environmental stressors such as the denial of land rights which has played havoc with the pattern of their lives. As pointed out by the NCHR chairman, the lack of a culture-specific curriculum for Kalash children in the valleys of Chitral where they live is also contributing to the promotion of a cultural homogeneity. The younger generation, already deprived of adequate educational facilities, has no choice but to study from textbooks meant for adherents of the majority faith, which amounts to what he described as "conversion through subtle indoctrination". The fact there is no written Kalasha script has further endangered the preservation of their heritage.

The precarious condition that this indigenous community finds itself in is illustrative of several aspects of our society. For one, we may pay lip service to diversity, but make no real effort to preserve it. The Kalash depend for their survival on the area’s natural resources, as they have done for several millennia; their animistic beliefs go hand in hand with a respect for nature. However,
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illegal logging has increased the frequency of flash floods in the valleys, and the mushrooming of hotels in the scenic location violates the Kalash’s customary property rights. Moreover, the growing tourist traffic to the area, drawn by the community’s unique rituals and its laidback culture, has brought out some of the worst instincts of the Pak public. Instead of keeping a respectful distance, visitors have been known to harass Kalash women and kiddies; in essence, they treat the community as little more than exhibits on display. Some planning can yet arrest the slide: firstly, aside from addressing the problem of deforestation ‐ a desirable course of action in any case ‐ the customary law of the Kalash should be codified and their cultural traditions preserved and celebrated in the subjects taught to their children. Moreover, the government should consider a permit system to limit the number of visitors to the Kalash valleys so that these gentle people are not erased from Pakistain’s cultural landscape.

Posted by: Fred || 01/02/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [242 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  the Kalash, is on the verge of extinction

Have they thought about drinking a little wine before going to bed? Helps with Kalash reproduction. Just need to add that little revision to their religion.
Posted by: Ulaigum Ebbineng7056 || 01/02/2018 3:44 Comments || Top||

#2  The extinction as a people is a deliberate effort by the majority religion-culture, if more subtle than what they tried by conquest, mass rape and murder in Bangladesh.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/02/2018 11:39 Comments || Top||



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