[FrontPage] After a few years of the widespread tearing-down of statues honoring American heroes such as the Great Emancipator Abraham Lincoln, Founding Father George Washington, and anti-slavery giant Frederick Douglass, recently a few new statues went up for a change. Massive golden busts of the late, far-left Congressman John Lewis and Black Lives Matter icons George Floyd and Breonna Taylor were erected in Manhattan's Union Square.
Lewis arguably achieved something in his life — albeit in the service of communism. Floyd and Taylor, however, are being venerated not because of any extraordinary accomplishments, but because their deaths in police-involved incidents were successfully exploited by the Marxist revolutionaries of Black Lives Matter to inflame racial rage and demonize police officers all across the country as genocidal bigots, even though there is zero evidence that racism was a factor in either death. Floyd, now an international symbol of racist police brutality, was an inveterate criminal and drug addict who died of a fentanyl overdose while being restrained by police for resisting arrest. Breonna Taylor died when police who were entering her darkened apartment with a search warrant returned fire after her drug-dealing boyfriend began shooting at them.
[DW] Pakistain has historically been supportive of the Taliban ...mindless ferocity in a turban... and has maintained good ties with the group, but a rift in relations has begun to appear in the past few months. What are the reasons behind it?
"They [the Taliban] won't turn against Islamabad. The are basically Pakistain's proxies," the expert said.
In late September, a little over a month after taking control of the Afghan capital, Kabul, Taliban fighters stopped a Pak truck at the Torkham border crossing and removed the country's flag from it.
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The Russian leader launched an attack on LGBT attitudes in the West
He said children are pushed to believe they have a choice in their gender
Putin has faced fierce criticism for banning 'gay propaganda' in Russia
Considerably more courtesy of badanov:
Putin said that moving away from concepts of different genders in the West can break life Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited. by Dmitry Feoktistov
[TASS] Russian President Vladimir Putin considers it monstrous that in the West children are taught that a boy can become a girl and vice versa. The Russian leader said this during the Valdai Forum in Sochi. He ain't wrong.
Putin is surprised that moving away from concepts such as "mom" and "dad" of different genders is perceived in the West as progress.
"As a matter of fact, children are taught the choice that everyone has. Forcing the child to make a decision that could ruin his life. And they do not even consult with child psychologists, whether the child is able to make such decisions or not. These are just crimes against humanity. And everything is under the banner of progress," the Russian leader said.
On October 18-21, 2021, Sochi is hosting the XVIII Annual Meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club. Putin has traditionally met with forum participants since its inception in 2004.
Putin's main statements at Valdai are broadcast by Gazeta.Ru.
[VK] Revolutions are caused by the crisis, but they are not able to solve it. This was announced on October 21 by Russian President Vladimir Putin at a plenary session of the Valdai International Discussion Club, a REGNUM correspondent reports.
According to the Russian leader, the revolution only exacerbates the problems in the country. To prove his words, he cited the events that took place in the Russian Empire in 1917 and in the USSR in 1991.
“To break is not to build. And we in Russia are well aware of this - more than 100 years ago, Russia objectively experienced serious problems, but no more than other countries, and maybe on a smaller scale, and could gradually solve them. But the revolutionary upheavals led to the breakdown, the disintegration of the great country.
History repeated itself 30 years ago, when a potentially powerful power did not embark on the path of flexible, but thoughtful transformations in time and as a result fell victim to dogmatists of various kinds and reactionaries and so-called progressives - everyone tried, on both sides.
A revolution is not a way out of a crisis, but an aggravation of the crisis, ”Putin said.
"History repeated itself 30 years ago, when a potentially powerful power did not embark on the path of flexible, but thoughtful transformations in time and as a result fell victim to dogmatists of various kinds and reactionaries and so-called progressives ..."
1917 and 1981 in Russia - and now repeating the pattern yet again, in our Woke USSA.
Plugs combines Brezhnev's senility with Nicholas II's cruelty & stupidity
Tankers of the 150th Motorized Rifle Division of the Southern Military District (YuVO) in the exercise in the Rostov region were supported by mobile fire groups operating on armored vehicles.
At the combined-arms training ground, the Kadamovsky units of the guards tank regiment, in cooperation with the crews of unmanned aerial vehicles, suppressed the fire weapons of the imaginary enemy.
To inflict a sudden fire defeat in a defensive tank battle, for the first time, "nomadic" fire weapons were used, mortars 2S12 "Sani", automatic easel grenade launchers AGS-17, mounted on armored tractors MT-LB.
As part of the reconnaissance and fire complex, sniper pairs armed with high-powered ASVK-M rifles also operated.
Fire support for the tankers was provided by the attached crews of the Mi-35M and Mi-28N army aviation helicopters.
The exercise took place within the framework of a bilateral command and staff exercise (KSHU) for command and control of the district's troops in the South-Western strategic direction under the leadership of the commander of the Southern Military District, Army General Alexander Dvornikov.
In total, within the framework of the command and control system, about 8,000 servicemen were involved in practical actions at 25 training grounds in the Southern Military District, about 350 units of weapons and military equipment from the combined-arms armies, air force and air defense formations, formations and units of combat arms and special forces of district subordination, the forces of the Black Sea Fleet and the KFl were involved.
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
[RIA Novosti] The operation of retaliation for the elimination in 1943 of Gauleiter Wilhelm Kube, the organizer of the mass genocide against civilians in the Nazi-occupied territory of Belarus during the Great Patriotic War, was codenamed "Playwright", said the Public Relations Center of the FSB of Russia.
This information was made public on the eve of the upcoming 100th anniversary of the birth of a direct participant in that operation, the legendary partisan underground worker, Hero of the Soviet Union, Nadezhda Troyan.
[The Last Refuge] The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the third quarter review of average weekly wages [Main Data Here]. The results of the year-over-year comparison should alarm everyone. This is a very serious data point that likely means we are in a recession, it just has not been quantified yet.
By now, everyone knows the term "stagflation", which means a stagnant economy and large inflation (price increases), the easiest comparison is Jimmy Carter economic program in the 1970’s. However, let me assure you what this latest BLS release foretells is not that. This is far more serious than stagflation. I am not an alarmist, but I am encouraging everyone to take this economic data seriously.
Weekly wages went up a sum total of seven bucks [$7/1,000 = 0.7%] year over year. THAT is ridiculously low. However, worse yet look at all the categories of workers who saw an actual decline in wages. This is not a decline in wage value, this is an actual decline in net wages earned. WAGES HAVE DROPPED !
This is not only saying wages are failing to keep up with inflation, that part is beyond obvious, the data shows actual declines in wages for full time workers. This is far more concerning, check that.... this is four alarm fire — running around the neighborhood naked and panicked level concerning... when you take actual declines in wages and factor in the September inflation numbers
Have to disagree. The senior workers would be predominantly white. The wage table shows that only whites slightly increased their wages. All other groups wages dropped. That is before inflation is taken into account.
I don't think you can properly infer seniority from this data.
BTW, black women had a increase in wage rate while Asians, both women and men had significant declines
This may be due to the industry they are in. For example, workers in nail salons, beauty shops and hair styling shops may be limited in the hours they are allowed to work or limited by how long they can wear a mask.
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...in other words, small mom and pop business the government is keeping shuttered or for lack of supplies?
/\ We (deplorables) have not yet learned our purchasing lessons. Available inventories will be funneled to the larger, Chinese supported outlets. If they aren't aleaady, Mom & Pop will soon become history.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.