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  • Putin: Communist ideology similar to Christianity, Lenin’s body like saintly relics

    01/14/2018 4:08:06 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 85 replies
    Russia Today ^ | January 14, 2018
    Maybe I’ll say something that someone might dislike, but that’s the way I see it,” Putin said in an interview for the documentary Valaam, an excerpt of which was broadcast on Russia 1. “First of all, faith has always accompanied us, becoming stronger every time our country, our people, have been through hard times. “There were those years of militant atheism when priests were eradicated, churches destroyed, but at the same time a new religion was being created. Communist ideology is very similar to Christianity, in fact: freedom, equality, brotherhood, justice – everything is laid out in the Holy Scripture,...
  • "Can a Christian be a Communist?" - Sermon by Martin Luther King Jr.

    01/12/2018 3:39:25 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 63 replies
    Martin Luther King Papers Project ^ | September 30, 1962 | Martin Luther King Jr.
    Now, let us begin by answering the question which our sermon topic raises: Can a Christian be a communist? I answer that question with an emphatic “no.” These two philosophies are diametrically opposed. The basic philosophy of Christianity is unalterably opposed to the basic philosophy of communism, and all of the dialectics of the logician cannot make them lie down together. They are contrary philosophies. Now, there are at least three reasons why I feel obligated as a Christian minister to talk to you about communism. The first reason grows out of the fact that communism is having widespread influence...
  • City dumping investments in fossil fuels, suing 5 big oil companies

    01/10/2018 9:59:05 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | January 10, 2018 | BY ERIN DURKIN
    The city is moving to dump its investments in fossil fuels, and suing five big oil companies charging they are responsible for global warming that has cost the city billions. Mayor de Blasio and City Controller Scott Stringer plan to announce at a press conference Wednesday that the city's pension funds will aim to divest from $5 billion in investments of more than 190 fossil fuel companies within five years. And the city filed a lawsuit in Manhattan federal court against five big oil companies — BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, and Royal Dutch Shell — looking to force them to...
  • Recurring snowfalls in Sahara Desert verify global warming, says top Russian meteorologist

    01/10/2018 9:54:31 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    TASS Russian News Agency ^ | January 9, 2018
    MOSCOW -- Increasingly frequent snowfalls in the Sahara Deseret are evidence of the much talked about global warming trend, just like the unusually warm winters in Russia, bitter cold spells in the US and floods in Europe, Head of Russia’s Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring Roman Vilfand told TASS. On January 7, snow blanketed the Sahara Desert north of Algeria’s city of Ain Sefra. The snow cover was about 40cm deep but melted by night. A year earlier, in December 2016, snow fell in the region for the first time since 1979. "Such situations, including snowfalls in Sahara,...
  • Treat ‘Mental Health’ Talk Against Trump Like The Coup Attempt It Is

    01/09/2018 7:24:49 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 8 Jan, 2017 | Mollie Hemingway
    In the second season of the TV show “24,” President David Palmer (Dennis Haysbert) is removed from office for failing to launch a war against three Middle East countries purportedly behind a nuclear attack on U.S. soil. Palmer has reason to doubt his intelligence agencies’ assurances of who was behind it, and it turns out the attack was orchestrated by a cabal of business and military leaders who want to launch a war for personal gain. The means by which Palmer is removed from office during the 4:00-5:00a hour on Day 2 is the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution,...
  • The Evil that Must Not Be Named on Campus

    01/06/2018 1:11:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    American ^ | January 6, 2018 | George Harbison
    Academia turns a blind eye to the reality of actual socialism, the ideology practiced by Marxists while they sought the perfection of communism...someday. Socialism is ruining Venezuela today, and the whitewash pervades elite culture, even when the evil strikes close to home for an elite American small college. I attended Kenyon College (Gambier, Ohio) in the mid-1970s. I enjoyed my time there, made some great lifelong friends, and graduated with a sincere appreciation of the benefits of having a liberal arts education as it was practiced at the time. Over the years, my political perspective has moved well away from...
  • Communism and Millennials

    01/03/2018 10:13:40 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 17 replies ^ | Jan 03, 2018 | Jerry Newcombe
    In mid-December, a science editor for BuzzFeedUK, Kelly Oates, tweeted, “All I want for Christmas is full communism now.” Once this tweet was noticed, she withdrew it and issued an apology. A month earlier, another BuzzFeedUK staffer, Blake Montgomery, had responded to a tweet from President Trump. The president had declared November 7, 2017 as “National Day for the Victims of Communism.” Montgomery then tweeted, that “victims of Communism” was just a “white nationalist talking point.” He has since withdrawn the tweet and apologized. The apologies notwithstanding, this shows how there is a great deal of ignorance about Communism and...
  • 95 Years Ago, the USSR Was Formed… Then Communism Killed a Million People a Year

    01/01/2018 12:31:58 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 35 replies ^ | 12/30/17 | Joe Simonson
    As America begins preparations for Sunday’s New Year’s Eve festivities, some might be celebrating another holiday — that of the formation of the Soviet Union. The USSR, established Dec. 30, 1922, by Vladimir Lenin, was born out of the same needless bloodshed that would later define it. Five years prior in 1917, the Bolshevik Revolution began, sparking a civil war that would leave millions dead, many by sheer acts of murder committed by competing factions.
  • Twilight’s Last Gleaming for America: Obama’s Doomsday Project

    12/31/2017 1:07:41 PM PST · by Baynative · 55 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | 12/30/17 | Bob Bennett
    If all this were true, Obama would do precisely what he did for eight years. He worked hard to turn Americans against their own country, and against each other. He worked in every way to weaken America—militarily, economically and spiritually. When he spoke of American exceptionalism in other countries, it was clear that he had an ardent dislike for his own country. Of course, he defied the Constitution with an amnesty for millions; that was certain to further weaken the nation. This act was particularly menacing: it signifies that he intended to devastate America beyond repair. Hillary Clinton would have...
  • A Church, or a Museum? [Soviet Era Political Repression]

    12/30/2017 6:19:46 PM PST · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 12/30/17 | Vasiliy Shchipkov
    How should comtemporary Russians remember Soviet-era political repressions? continues its endeavor to publish material on the theme of the 1917 revolution towards the end this centennial year. In this article, Vasiliy Shchipkov, who holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Moscow State Institute of International Relations, discusses the Christian approach to remembering the terrible time of Soviet repressions vs. a mentality of retribution.Great Consecration of the Church of the Resurrection of Christ and the New Martyrs and Confessors of the Russian Church in Sretensky Monastery. Photo: G.Balayants / My family knows about repressions, about political and religious persecutions, not from...
  • UN to mark Mandela's 100th birthday with a peace summit

    12/24/2017 12:20:18 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 22, 2017 10:18 PM EST
    The U.N. General Assembly has decided to mark the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth by holding a high-level meeting focusing on world peace ahead of the annual gathering of world leaders in September 2018. […] In 2009, the General Assembly established “Nelson Mandela International Day” on July 18, the date he was born in 1981. The U.N. asks people around the world to mark the day by making a difference in their communities. …
  • 10,000 killed in China's 1989 Tiananmen crackdown: British archive

    12/23/2017 10:48:30 AM PST · by GonzoII · 31 replies
    France 24 ^ | 23 December 2017
    BEIJING (AFP) - At least 10,000 people were killed in the Chinese army's crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Tiananmen Square in June 1989, according to a newly released British secret diplomatic cable that gives gruesome details of the bloodshed in Beijing. "Minimum estimate of civilian dead 10,000," the then British ambassador Alan Donald said in a telegram to London. The document, made public more than 28 years after the event, was seen by AFP at Britain's National Archives. The estimate, given on June 5, 1989, the day after the crackdown, is almost 10 times higher than estimates commonly accepted at...
  • How Zyuganov ruined the Communist Party: a humiliating ending.

    12/23/2017 12:09:10 AM PST · by NorseViking · 26 replies
    Why the idea to return Dzerzhinsky monument to Lubyanka is too bad. Two news almost simultaneously came this week. News is number one. Communist Party leader Zyuganov appealed to Putin with a request to restore the monument to Dzerzhinsky on Lubyanka Square. News number two. According to polls, the leader of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation Zyuganov fell to the third place in the list of the most popular presidential candidates: not only Putin, but Zhirinovsky (of Liberal Democrat Party of Russia), is ahead of Gennady Andreyevich. The coincidence in the time of these two news, of course,...
  • Wife is covered in bruises so husband could degrade her one final time before her death [truncated]

    12/20/2017 9:06:26 AM PST · by beaversmom · 33 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | December 20, 2017 | Ed Wight
    A man who battered his common-law wife into a coma and filmed it to show off to his friends is facing 15 years in jail after she died. Maxim Gribanov, 34, assaulted Anastasia Ovsiannikova at their home in the city of Lebedyan, western Russia, after she said she told him she wanted to leave him. After savagely kicking and punching her black and blue for several hours he filmed her horrific injuries to boast to his friends about how he had her 'under control.'
  • Fascism and Communism (political genocide)

    12/19/2017 7:31:49 AM PST · by Perseverando · 7 replies ^ | December 19, 2017 | Walter E. Williams
    Before the question, how about a few statistics? The 20th century was mankind's most brutal century. Roughly 16 million people lost their lives during World War I; about 60 million died during World War II. Wars during the 20th century cost an estimated 71 million to 116 million lives ( The number of war dead pales in comparison with the number of people who lost their lives at the hands of their own governments. The late professor Rudolph J. Rummel of the University of Hawaii documented this tragedy in his book "Death by Government: Genocide and Mass Murder Since 1900."...
  • As Venezuela Collapses, Children are Dying of Hunger

    12/18/2017 1:53:51 PM PST · by Brilliant · 62 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | Dec. 17, 2017 | MERIDITH KOHUT and ISAYEN HERRERA
    Venezuela — Kenyerber Aquino Merchán was 17 months old when he starved to death. His father left before dawn to bring him home from the hospital morgue. He carried Kenyerber’s skeletal frame into the kitchen and handed it to a mortuary worker who makes house calls for Venezuelan families with no money for funerals. Kenyerber’s spine and rib cage protruded as the embalming chemicals were injected. Aunts shooed away curious young cousins, mourners arrived with wildflowers from the hills, and relatives cut out a pair of cardboard wings from one of the empty white ration boxes that families increasingly depend...
  • Venezuelan government tells doctors and hospitals not to list starvation as cause of death

    12/18/2017 9:27:11 AM PST · by grundle · 29 replies
    wordpress ^ | December 18, 2017 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Venezuelan government tells doctors and hospitals not to list starvation as cause of death for babies and children who starve to death For a detailed explanation of how Venezuela went from being a rich well fed country, to a poor country with severe shortages of food, please see this previous blog post that I wrote, which is called “Here’s how most Venezuelans lost an average of 19 pounds in 2016, and how to make sure it doesn’t happen again in 2017.”Now the the latest news.The New York Times just published this article about the situation in Venezuela.According to the article, even...
  • Institutes set up across China to study Xi’s thought

    12/17/2017 4:48:02 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies
    Global Times ^ | 2017/12/17 | Zhao Yusha
    Institutes set up across China to study Xi’s thought By Zhao Yusha Source:Global Times Published: 2017/12/17 20:38:39 Studies of Xi thought guide China's future, drive modernization The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has approved the establishment of 10 research institutes to study and interpret Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, and studying the leader's thought will guide the future development of the country, said experts. The research centers and institutes, set up to study and interpret Xi Jinping's thought, were established by the CPC Central Committee's Party School, the Ministry...
  • BuzzFeed editor locks down her account after Christmas wish goes wrong ("Communism NOW!")

    12/16/2017 12:23:40 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 40 replies ^ | 7:30 am on December 16, 2017 | Greg P.
    BuzzFeedUK Science Editor Kelly Oakes locked down her Twitter account on Friday after her Christmas wish went viral. Well, what did she think would happen when she tweeted, “All I want for Christmas is full communism now”?
  • Net Neutrality dies - Freedom is a little safer today

    12/15/2017 3:53:58 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 9 replies
    PGA Weblog
    Yesterday was a very, very good day for Constitutionalism, for a free internet, and a very bad, dark day for communists and progressives everywhere. They're still currently crying into their pillows over the whole matter. Those with dishonesty in their hearts desire to talk about internet service providers, speed throttling, how evil corporations are, and other such absurdities. Net Neutrality has nothing to do with any of that. That's only a sales pitch. You see, the progressives cannot sell to you that they want total control over the internet, so they have to cook up flowery language - the word...