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    Teens Ditching Facebook

    For Instagram, Snapchat.

    1:57 am on August 23, 2017

    The Perfect Storm Is Brewing

    Goldman warns Italy has the lowest capacity to absorb migrants.

    1:56 am on August 23, 2017

    Neocons Love Trump’s New Killing Plan

    For Afghanistan.

    1:55 am on August 23, 2017

    Bannon’s Revenge

    If Trump goes neocon-left under the spell of the Kushners and Gary Cohn, will Bannon join the impeachers?

    1:55 am on August 23, 2017

    Demonetizing Christian YouTube Channels

    The anti-Christian YouTube. (Thanks, Jay Stephenson)

    1:49 am on August 23, 2017

    One of Trump’s Goldman Sachsers

    Upset at trophy wife?

    3:45 pm on August 22, 2017

    The Word ‘Austrian’ Is Sexist

    Says young female comrade at Berkeley, who was shocked to discover that boys, when anon., talk differently of girls than of boys. But a note to the language gestapo: shouldn’t that be genderist, since there are no sexes?

    3:22 pm on August 22, 2017

    Trump of Afghanistan

    Last night, the prez announced that as Caesar of the greatest military empire in the history of the world, he needed to kill more Afghans in an unlimited war. That meant, of course, more US troops to “train” the Afghans. Defeating the British, Russians, and Americans wasn’t proof they knew what they were doing. So he had to put away such childish things as peace and non-intervention. He hadn’t destroyed enough of the country or spent enough of other people’s money. Besides, he had to kill terrorists. Definition of a terrorist in this context? A guy who dislikes the foreign invaders and occupiers of his country. Imagine how young armed Americans would react to an alien army–alien in religion, language, culture, history–humiliating and dominating and killing our nation and people. But that’s irrelevant. If the exception empire kills and destroys–and reestablishes the drug trade–it’s all for the best. Trust him and all his Pentagramese. They’re the best of Americans. The oppressed and dispossessed Deplorables, who all might as well have a soldier quartered in their house, and an MRAP parked in their garage? Kick ’em to the curb.

    11:59 am on August 22, 2017

    Axing Bannon

    Justin Raimondo on Trump palace intrigue.

    8:30 am on August 22, 2017

    Trump: Ron Paul Is Right About Afghanistan

    (Thanks, Daniel McAdams)

    8:28 am on August 22, 2017

    Intelligent Design

    Writes Fred Reed:

    For those unfamiliar with this particular circus, intelligent Design–ID among the cognoscenti–is the theory or, as many would have it, observation–that some biological structures cannot have evolved because they are irreducibly complex, and therefore must have been designed. This does not mean excessively complex, but that the structures in question have too many parts all of which would have to appear at once or the structure would not function, and that the parts by themselves would have no value in survival. This is furiously denied by the Darwin claque.

    If irreducible complexity does not exist, then any organism can in principle be traced backward, evolutionary step by evolutionary step, to nonliving matter. In practice of course this is impossible with entire organisms. With simple processes it should be doable.

    Consider protein synthesis. This is a comparatively simple, well understood.  Why is it not irreducibly complex? How can it be simplified to a preceding evolutionary form? Can we reduce the number of nucleotides per codon from three to two, allowing coding for at most sixteen aminos? Can the sugar be eliminated from nucleotides? The phosphate?  Surely simplifying an already simple process should be only an exercise for grad students. Otherwise it would seem irrem—No! No!

    1:23 am on August 22, 2017

    Gold Still in Ft. Knox?

    No audit since 1953.

    1:22 am on August 22, 2017

    Few Like the Despicable McConnell

    In Kentucky.

    1:21 am on August 22, 2017

    Educational Eclipse

    Dear Lew,

    On the way to school this morning, my 5th-grade son informed me that his school (http://madisonaz.org/traditional-academy-school/home/ ) was not going to let the students outside to see the eclipse. His solution was to ask to use the bathroom during the eclipse and sneak a peak. Sheer genius! I consulted him on the best way to accomplish this feat. Later, he updated me from school to let me know that no students would be allowed to leave the classroom during the eclipse, and that all of the classroom windows had been covered up in order to prevent any risk of unauthorized eclipse viewing. Worse yet, there was no livestream of the event. Via text, he then pleaded for me to come and get him out of school to view the event. The school was in lockdown…over the solar eclipse. 

    Quite ironically, Madison Traditional Academy’s slogan is “Where Learning Never stops”.

    1:20 am on August 22, 2017

    Tell Everyone How Indignant and Righteous You Are

    Because you are a good person.

    1:19 am on August 22, 2017

    Total Eclipses of the Sun

    A history from Martin Armstrong.

    1:35 pm on August 21, 2017

    The Bestest, Greatest, Most Advanced Navy in the World!

    The imperial sea forces keep hitting peaceful commercial vessels. Incompetence by government employees or contractors?

    Writes a Jack Douglas:

    I suspect the Sexy Navy is to blame, just as many officers have been caught in wild sex parties, some  like love making on the job, maybe even on the bridge…

    1:34 pm on August 21, 2017

    Settled Science

    Writes Mark Carroll:

    There are only two genders – it’s settled science.

    8:39 am on August 21, 2017

    US Can Hiroshima the World

    Makes you feel all warm inside.

    8:39 am on August 21, 2017

    The Atlantic: Eclipse Is Racist

    Because it fails to affect areas where enough black people live.

    8:38 am on August 21, 2017

    Urine and Feces Weapons of Choice

    For so-called anti-fascists.

    8:36 am on August 21, 2017

    Ron Paul; 50% Stock Market Plunge Conceivable

    But it’s not Trump’s fault.

    8:36 am on August 21, 2017

    Why the Empire Loves Colombia, Hates Venezuela

    (Thanks, Robert Barsocchini)

    8:34 am on August 21, 2017

    Chairman Mao Has a Few Questions

    About his legacy.

    8:33 am on August 21, 2017

    NYT Shocked, Shocked at Non-PC Young Economists

    Who, when anon., agree with James Damore. Find and destroy them.

    8:32 am on August 21, 2017

    More Deaths From John McCain

    This time from a US deathship named after his father.

    8:30 am on August 21, 2017

    The Coming Clash of Empires

    And Russia’s role as a global game-changer.

    8:29 am on August 21, 2017

    Happy Birthday to Our Great Man

    BTW, we need a full-size bronze statue of Ron Paul, but privately funded and on private land, of course.

    4:33 pm on August 20, 2017

    Sickening Antifa Swarm Boston

    Shutting down free speech with their pals the politicians. But which rich oligarchs funded and organized this? (Thanks, Daniel Cohn)

    3:47 pm on August 20, 2017

    Mrs. Kushner Takes Credit

    For ousting Bannon.

    3:06 pm on August 20, 2017