Thursday, July 19, 2018

The Baking Soda Cure

The Baking Soda Cure - LewRockwell

Church & Dwight was a potential client some years ago.  I visited their HQ office.  Product managers swore by an evening baking soda cocktail.  Now we know why.......

Nelson Mandela Statue: Is it now time to remove it? - British National Party

Nelson Mandela Statue: Is it now time to remove it? - British National Party

Warming up for his fall anti-Trump world tour, Obama gives a speech in S.A., the "Nelson Mandela lecture."   As to be expected, the mainstream press goes to work overtime promoting it.

But who was cult figure and icon Nelson Mandela -- really?  As per usual, reality turns out to be vastly different from PR illusion.  Pays to review the real facts as partial counteraction to the brainwashing one gets on a daily basis.

More:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2013/12/06/9-questions-about-nelson-mandela-you-were-too-embarrassed-to-ask/?utm_term=.c57da7f74d2c

https://www.thetrumpet.com/11238-the-truth-about-nelson-mandela

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/the-dark-side-of-nelson-mandela/news-story/68f4acdbf2b0b4e6c799e458a55e6cb2




Interview: Opera Star Piotr Beczala

“People often envy me because of my wife.” Piotr Beczala, tenor | Anna Maier

Sunday, July 15, 2018

My Great-Grandfather, the Nigerian Slave-Trader | The New Yorker

My Great-Grandfather, the Nigerian Slave-Trader | The New Yorker



African intellectuals tend to blame the West for the slave trade, but I knew that white traders couldn’t have loaded their ships without help from Africans like my great-grandfather. 

Friday, July 06, 2018

Anthony Bourdain worth only $1.21M at the time of his death

Anthony Bourdain worth only $1.21M at the time of his death



Somewhat less than CelebrityNetWorth had confidently advised us (only off by a factor of 13):



Anthony Bourdain net worth: Anthony Bourdain was an American chef, author, and television host who had a net worth of $16 million dollars at the time of his death in 2018. Anthony Bourdain was born in 1956 in New York City. He was a 1978 graduate of the Culinary Institute of America.

Safe to say that CelebrityNetWorth is something less than an unimpeachable source for this sort of thing......

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

July 4 Is Matrix Reinforcement Day - PaulCraigRoberts.org

Matrix Reinforcement Day - PaulCraigRoberts.org



Major Gen. Smedley Butler concluded it was all a scam:



“I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period . . . I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902–1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents.”




Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Classical Considerations

Summer reading:

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Opinion | Why Do We Reward Bullies? - The New York Times

Opinion | Why Do We Reward Bullies? - The New York Times



Property confiscation is "bullying" by the state............



In his Nobel Peace Prize lecture, Theodore Roosevelt noted, “We despise and abhor the bully, the brawler, the oppressor, whether in private or public life.” However, he continued with this bracing passage: “But we despise no less the coward and the voluptuary. No man is worth calling a man who will not fight rather than submit to infamy or see those that are dear to him suffer wrong.”



It was the rebellion against inordinate taxes that resulted in the formation of the United States of America....nothing is more "American" than pushing back against unfair taxation.  It is the very essence of freedom, liberty -- of being American.....

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Scientists - Rising Seas

Scientists - Rising Seas

Fleeing the High Tax States

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-04-28/liberal-crisis-800000-people-are-about-flee-new-york-california?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+zerohedge%2Ffeed+%28zero+hedge+-+on+a+long+enough+timeline%2C+the+survival+rate+for+everyone+drops+to+zero%29

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Superhuman pianism

The night Pogorelich paralysed Carnegie Hall – Slipped Disc

War at Willow Creek

Bill Hybels Accused of Sexual Misconduct by Former Willow Cree... | News & Reporting | Christianity Today



#MeToo movement hits Barrington....



Ortberg, Mellado, Nancy Beach et al join hands to sully the founder's image as he ends his 42-year tenure......



Even if allegations are true, are the accusers in this main card attraction "equally guilty" for "spreading the news"...........(story of Noah comes to mind).......?



If not true, (and the timing here is extremely suspect, as is the PR shopping of the "news" to media outlets), what has been done in terms of actionable libel and slander?



Only one thing seems sure.  The "net":   more universal disdain for the faith.  Churches and all those in them not to be trusted.   Nice work to the perpetrators.......congratulations all around.....



This comes on the heels of the blow-up and "regime change" at Moody Bible Institute, where the corporate response was to fire the whistleblower.....




Friday, March 09, 2018

The State of Men in America.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SasdaL4Ecig

From Tucker Carlson.  Indoctrination v education.  Must view.  Thanks to Paul Craig Roberts for the pointer to this thought-provoking segment.


Sunday, February 25, 2018

'We Can't Continue to Run the World': Ron Paul's EXCLUSIVE Interview for Sputnik - Sputnik International

'We Can't Continue to Run the World': Ron Paul's EXCLUSIVE Interview for Sputnik - Sputnik International



"I think the deep state – the people behind the scenes and the shadow government, who control the monetary system, who control our foreign policy and the welfare state, and are connected to the media and the military-industrial complex. – I don't think the presidency is as important as it's made out to be. But everybody talks about it; it's a political thing, and they keep churning the issue and directing everybody to ask 'is Trump a good guy or a bad guy, and are we going to impeach him or what's going to happen', rather than [asking] what kind of philosophy do we have: why do we have this philosophy of welfare-warfare, spend money, run up debt and let the central bank print all that money............."

Friday, February 23, 2018

The Last Word

Billy Graham once said. echoing D.L Moody, one of his heroes:    "Someday you will read or hear that Billy Graham is dead. Don't you believe a word of it. I shall be more alive than I am now. I will just have changed my address. I will have gone into the presence of God."

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Citigroup Drove Puerto Rico Into Debt. Now It Will Profit From Privatization on the Island.

Citigroup Drove Puerto Rico Into Debt. Now It Will Profit From Privatization on the Island.

“Citigroup repeatedly sold Puerto Rico and PREPA in particular predatory forms of debt that pushed the island deeper and deeper into unsustainable levels of debt.....Banks screwing things up and saying they’re going to come in and fix it is quite common. You have a list of approved underwriters and they become de facto advisers. So they make bad deals that go badly, but then are at the top of the list to clean them up.”

Big banks like Citi and Santander have been adroit about their dealings in Puerto Rico, insulating themselves from some of the risks shouldered by hedge and mutual funds. Investment banks don’t tend to own all that many Puerto Rican municipal bonds directly, instead making most of their money on the island by underwriting debt and collecting huge fees during restructuring agreements, putting their staffs to work figuring out ways to do more of the above. “The role banks have played is to constantly push the island to keep restructuring and refinancing its debt. Their interest isn’t based in holding the debt, but in making money off the fees they get for doing the deals,” Bhatti told The InterceptThe profit is in the churn. 

Thursday, February 08, 2018

Monday, January 29, 2018

Nikki Haley thinks Hillary’s cameo ruined the Grammys | New York Post

Nikki Haley thinks Hillary’s cameo ruined the Grammys | New York Post



Rape facilitator HC virtue signals while her cult members gush and cheer......in one of the most hypocritical displays in TV history.....any wonder why the ratings plummet?



Will the last CBS viewer please turn off the lights.....?

The 2018 Grammy Awards Was a Tone-Deaf, Out-of-Touch Mess

The 2018 Grammy Awards Was a Tone-Deaf, Out-of-Touch Mess



Digging Deeper, as usual, to get to the truth level, we find some astonishing back story:



Even the night’s most powerful performance… felt wildly hypocritical, as this courageous woman (Kesha)  poured her heart out to a room full of people who not only refused to speak up on her behalf but continue to work with her alleged abuser.



Unbelievable....

Ratings: Grammys Down Hard From 2017 To All-Time Low | Deadline

Ratings: Grammys Down Hard From 2017 To All-Time Low | Deadline

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Three Top Leaders are Out, But Has Anything Really Changed at Moody Bible Institute? | Julie Roys

Three Top Leaders are Out, But Has Anything Really Changed at Moody Bible Institute? | Julie Roys



Waters are roiling at nation's venerable Bible institute....



On-air host of terminated Moody radio show gives this account on her blog.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

In 50 years, will any "classical" composers remain?

Mendelssohn Choir is ready to get tangled up in Dylan | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



In 50 years, will any "classical" composers remain?  Or go the way of Chaucer, and middle English?



The Canterbury Tales

General Prologue

 Whan that Aprill with his shoures soote
 The droghte of March hath perced to the roote,
 And bathed every veyne in swich licour
 Of which vertu engendred is the flour;
 Whan Zephirus eek with his sweete breeth
 Inspired hath in every holt and heeth
 The tendre croppes, and the yonge sonne
 Hath in the Ram his half cours yronne,
 And smale foweles maken melodye,
10 That slepen al the nyght with open ye
 (So priketh hem Nature in hir corages),
 Thanne longen folk to goon on pilgrimages,
 And palmeres for to seken straunge strondes,
 To ferne halwes, kowthe in sondry londes;
 And specially from every shires ende
 Of Engelond to Caunterbury they wende,
 The hooly blisful martir for to seke,
 That hem hath holpen whan that they were seeke.
 Bifil that in that seson on a day,
20 In Southwerk at the Tabard as I lay
 Redy to wenden on my pilgrymage
 To Caunterbury with ful devout corage,
 At nyght was come into that hostelrye
 Wel nyne and twenty in a compaignye
 Of sondry folk, by aventure yfalle
 In felaweshipe, and pilgrimes were they alle,
 That toward Caunterbury wolden ryde.
 The chambres and the stables weren wyde,
 And wel we weren esed atte beste.
30 And shortly, whan the sonne was to reste,
 So hadde I spoken with hem everichon
 That I was of hir felaweshipe anon,
 And made forward erly for to ryse,
 To take oure wey ther as I yow devyse.
 But nathelees, whil I have tyme and space,
 Er that I ferther in this tale pace,
 Me thynketh it acordaunt to resoun
 To telle yow al the condicioun
 Of ech of hem, so as it semed me,





etc etc


Friday, January 12, 2018

The Persecution of Julian Assange - PaulCraigRoberts.org

The Persecution of Julian Assange - PaulCraigRoberts.org



That tells you all you need to know. Julian Assange has lost seven years of his life because stinking dirty Washington wanted revenge on Assange for exercising the US Constitution-protected right of a free press, and the stinking dirty governments of Sweden and Britain did Washington’s dirty work. What we know for certain is that Assange is totally innocent and that there is no honor and no integrity in the US, Swedish, and British governments. Law means nothing to the scum that misrule these countries.