Sunday, 23 April 2017

By on April 23rd, 2017 in personal, politics

08:54 – It was 45F (7C) when I took Colin out at 0715 this morning, gray and drizzling. We’re to have heavy rains today and tomorrow, with a flood watch in effect through tomorrow evening. Our property is high enough that we don’t have to worry about floods. It’d have to rain for forty days and forty nights for us to be under any real threat.

We had fudge as an evening snack yesterday. I’ll give this effort a C. It tasted fine, but it didn’t actually set up into a dry fudge. Instead, it was goopy. The next time I make it, I’ll cut down on the liquid significantly.

I was just reading an article about ISIS slavers. If this article can be believed, and I see no obvious reason why it shouldn’t be, ISIS actually publishes a printed price list for Christian and Yazidi girls and women. Prices range from $43 for a woman aged 40 to 50 up to $172 for a girl aged 1 to 9. If you’re a resident of Turkey, Syria, or the Gulf States, you can buy as many as you like. Residents of other countries are limited to a maximum of three slaves per order.

This obviously isn’t our problem, but it’s still more evidence (if any is needed) of why no sane citizen of Western countries should treat muslims as anything other than the scum that they are. Of course, what can we expect from any so-called “religion” and “culture” whose founder took a nine-year-old girl as a wife?

islam has been at war with Western civilization for a thousand years. It’s time we recognized that we’re at war with them. Not with “muslim terrorists” or “muslim radicals”. We’re at war with islam itself.

 

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83 Comments and discussion on "Sunday, 23 April 2017"

  1. CowboySlim says:

    Roger that!

  2. SteveF says:

    re the fudge, if it’s too goopy, I think you want to get it a bit hotter while cooking. As with all of this, experiment repeatedly, observe carefully, and take good notes.

    re the price list, IIRC that came out at least a year ago and was a hoax, or at least an exaggeration intended to sway public opinion. Not that it’s impossible to believe the current list is real — eg, IS may have become a bit more standardized and bureaucratic — but don’t take it at face value.

  3. Nick Flandrey says:

    Ooooh nooooos, that would be racist……. every culture is unique and valuable, except yours of course….

    Ate breakfast on the beach. Headed home today. Links when I put up a couple of pics. Should make it obvious why keeping wife happy with her work situation is a day to day priority. Not necessarily that we love trips like this, more that working for a company that provides trips like this is nice.

    Almost 5 hours hanging around in airports, and the actual flights will make for a long day.

    Nick

  4. Robert Bruce Thompson says:

    Re: hoax

    Maybe, but the pertinent issue is that true or not it’s quite believable. I wouldn’t put anything past those bastards.

  5. Robert Bruce Thompson says:

    Maybe I should go ahead and order the maximum allowable three girl/women slaves.

    My first thought was to order three 30 to 40 year olds @ $75/each, but upon consideration I think maybe I’ll go for three 20 to 30 year olds @ $86/each. I can pay with PayPal so I’ll have Buyer Protection in case of non-delivery.

  6. SteveF says:

    Just beware of truth in advertising or lack thereof. Considering the number of 40-plus men* getting German and Swedish IDs declaring that they’re teenagers, your 20-something-year-old mail-order slave is likely to be in her 80s.

    * Alleged men. I’d call them cowardly piles of shit heaped up into a wretched simulacrum of humanity, but that’s probably racist or something.

  7. OFD says:

    Having seen the series of comments on evaporated and condensed milk here, I was alerted to it popping up in The Dying Grass, a big fat novel about the Nez Perce War and Chief Joseph by William T. Vollman that I’m about 2/3 through now. Turns out it’s been around since at least the 1850s and Union troops got it during that war, and thereafter sometimes in the Indian Wars.

    No interest in ordering up slave womyn; main reason is that the young ones would probably kill me in one night, whether one or three of them, and the older womyn would be a PITA. ONE woman is more than enough for ol’ OFD these days.

    “If you’re a resident of Turkey…”

    Well now we know that whole thing is suspect if this part is wrong; the Turk and Afghan men seem to prefer young boys. Known for hundreds of years; is that all over now? Not from reports of our troops in the field. Not by a long shot.

    Arabs and other musloids have been slavers for many hundreds of years, back to their origins, really. But I guess that’s OK with our legions of musloid apologists in the West. Along with their treatment of their women. And their continuing series of violent terrorist attacks on unarmed and defenseless civilians.

  8. Miles_Teg says:

    “… Turk and Afghan men seem to prefer young boys.”

    I think they’re mostly AC/DC.

  9. Robert Bruce Thompson says:

    As Ten Years After said 45 years ago, “Tell me where is sanity.”

  10. CowboySlim says:

    I’ll be going down to Tijuana soon to employ some independent, self employed, contractor girls, specializing in short-term personal service contracts.

    No slaves for me!

  11. SteveF says:

    Is “going down” really the best idiom to use in this context?

  12. OFD says:

    Just heard that Ten Years After song on the local FM classic rock streaming station. Sanity can be found here on this board and a few other sites which will eventually be closed down by the communists, one way or another. Assuming tRump was for real and truthful about his legion of promises, he is like that boy in the fable with his thumb in the dike wall. And he’s got the $ to just say “Fuck it” and pull his thumb out at any time or have it pulled out for him. Looks like communists and neocons, but I repeat myself, have been tugging at him from three sides. RINO asswipes; neocons; and the Left in general, which the government and media are absolutely riddled with. They’ve had their Long March and it’s now paying off; they’re not gonna let that Nazi in the White House get away with very much, and once he’s gone, it’ll be back to normal for them; because they are relentless and never shut up and never stop.

    At best, and it’s a dwindling best, looks like, we have some more time to get ready than we would have had with that disgusting fugly bag of toxic rat shit. How much time is anybody’s guess, but as they say, time’s a’wastin’, and we all gotta get on the stick.

    Went to mass at our former RC church, now back to Novus Ordo and girl altar servers. I got crap for sleep last night and took this route, at three miles, rather than the thirty down to the Latin one. At least the priest was theologically correct and the music was before 1900, heck, it was before 1700. None of the usual RC parish pabulum and pseudo-folk dreck.

    Just about finished assembling my new Gorilla wagon and looking for my sockets, so I don’t have to wrestle with the last four bolts. Sockets are MIA so far. This will be a blessing to us old farts when we’re hauling all kinds of heavy chit here. The old wheelbarrow fell apart finally from our abuse. Naturally the instructions were unclear at several points and I’m missing two or three washers somehow.

    64 and sunny w/blue skies; took a turn through downtown over in the “city” and lotsa peeps out and about now, some of them half-nekkid. Wussup with parents letting their 10-12-year-old grrls dress in short-shorts up to there these days in public? I caught myself looking a couple of times at flashes of leg and then was brought up short when I realized how young these kids were.

    More activity down here on the bay and the pier is still submerged; still have flood warnings in effect. The creamee stand will be doing a vigorous biz later, and this will go until Columbus Day.

    Our peas are yet to appear and next month I’ll plant onions, garlic, rhubarb and tomatoes. I’ll look for carrots and turnips meanwhile, and debating whether to try potatoes. Wife throws cold water on everything I try and mainly sticks with flowers and tomatoes. And I don’t see why we can’t set up three or four more raised beds over the area of the septic system. When they drain it, they just run a hose from the street into the back yard anyway. Any thoughts on that?

  13. Nick Flandrey says:

    Seems like a raised bed wouldn’t be a problem. Maybe add landscape fabric at the bottom to be sure you weren’t rooting in any contaminated soil.

    Checking in from San Juan International Airport. Flew here in an eight seat cessna. Smallest plane I’ve been on. Female pilot, sounded Dutch. Smooth flight but loud. 2000 ft, 130mph indicated. Nice little Garmin gps unit. Looked like it had VOR built in too. Saw the ground stations in several places.

    N

  14. OFD says:

    Good idea on the landscape fabric; I’ll run it by the Spousal Unit but like I say, she doesn’t like any of my outside ideas; she’s the expert.

    I love/d flying on small planes; I hate the big-ass airliner buses.

  15. OFD says:

    “The Week’s Most Hurried, Worried, and Curried Headlines…”

    http://takimag.com/article/the_week_that_perished_april_23_2017

    Scroll down a bit and learn how to pronounce “antifa.”

    Where is sanity, indeed….

    As our old pal Mr. Chuck used to say, ‘what a country!’

  16. Nick Flandrey says:

    737-800 for this one. Boarded. Yoga pants seems to be the uniform of the day.

    Well, here we go.

    Nick

  17. OFD says:

    Yoga pants for womyn, you mean. The male uniform is saggy baggy shorts, some kind of “running” or “trail” shoes, XXL tee shirt with inane and boorish slogan on it, multiple visible tatts, at least one earring. Some guys might be dressed OK, in casual khaki pants, navy blazer, polo shirt, no tatts or earrings. Then there’s me: cargo pants w/multiple pockets, genuine trail shoes, plaid shirt (lightweight for summah) in one or the other of the Scottish clan tartans, no tatts, no earrings, Colonel Sanders white goatee this month, and auburn ponytail. Dark frame photogray bifocals. Always carrying some kinda heat.

    Yoga pants on some womyn are the bomb, though.

    Have a nice safe and uneventful flight, and if the nice attendant stops by to ask you to give up yer seat, just do it and go along quietly. You can catch another damn flight and bitch about it to the airline later; they might give you more free miles. That’s what Mrs. OFD does, when there are equipment malfunction and other stupid delays and/or lost luggage. She’s gotten many tens of thousands of miles this way. Every time they screw up. And she has given up her seat for, most recently, a newlywed couple who were gonna miss whatever event somewhere. Ain’t no thang, ya know? Hep another human bean out and if the airline screwed up, go through the channels, and don’t get into a slugfest in the aisle with little kids three feet away. American Airlines just had an incident, too, all over the net. Burly attendant wanted to go with fisticuffs. Just get his name, find out where he lives, beat his ass later.

  18. lynn says:

    Just beware of truth in advertising or lack thereof. Considering the number of 40-plus men* getting German and Swedish IDs declaring that they’re teenagers, your 20-something-year-old mail-order slave is likely to be in her 80s.

    ^her 80s^his 50s with an enlarged prostate

    Fixed that for ya !

  19. Eugen (Romania) says:

    “We’re at war with islam itself.”

    …more like at war with that damn human dark side that enslaves, abuses, terrorizes, kills other people. None of that is specific to islam. Many examples of that can be given each day in the western culture.

  20. Robert Bruce Thompson says:

    islam is the only so-called culture that institutionalizes and encourages such behavior.

  21. Miles_Teg says:

    “None of that is specific to islam.”

    True, but who would you rather live next door to? Our atheist (but otherwise okay) Viking from NC? Our idolatrous Latin Rite Catholic from the wilds of Vermont? Our chemical engineering guy from Houston? Our retired rocket scientist from southern California?

    Or a peace loving mooslem who wants to turn you into a card-carrying hajii, and kill you if you won’t convert.

    mooslems remind me of Greens – always looking to map out new territory. They can dress and act as they like in our countries, but if you’re a lady in Saudia Arabia you’d better not drive anywhere or wear a bikini to the beach.

  22. Miles_Teg says:

    Here’s a hoot. Talk about the fox guarding the henhouse…

    https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2017/04/23/what-a-world-un-elects-saudi-arabia-to-its-commission/

  23. OFD says:

    “Talk about the fox guarding the henhouse…”

    Well, that’s the UN; certifiably insane Turd World idolatry. Why oh why haven’t we tipped that fucking building into the East River???

    Next up: appointing North Korea to run the Nuclear Disarmament Commission.

    Venezuela to be in charge of the Economic Opportunity Committee.

    Zimbabwe to run the World Bank.

    Mexico for the Task Force on Community Policing

    Etc. Tip it into the East River with its inhabitants. Except for Nikki Haley; send her up this way for some remedial instruction and conversion to the One, Holy, Apostolic Roman Catholic Latin Rite Church. Ex ecclesia non salus, pretty much what the priest said this morning.

  24. SteveF says:

    Tip it into the East River with its inhabitants.

    Ten years ago someone asked something along the lines of “what shooting ranges do you wish you lived closer to?” I answered that I lived three hours from the UN Headquarters. Got a bunch of laughs.

  25. RickH says:

    Regarding the gardening over the septic tank area. Seems to me that would be no problem; additional organic material would be beneficial.

    If you are really concerned about the organic material, then raised beds made out of metal (galvanized) livestock-type troughs would be an idea. Fill them with the usual blend for raised gardening.

    As long as the septic tank area is not too soft, or ‘oozing’ (which indicates that it needs a cleaning), there should be no problem with gardening in that area.

    IMHO.

  26. SteveF says:

    You could always donate the “specially enriched” garden produce to the kitchens providing food for the next Occupy Wall Street or similar infantile sit-in.

  27. Spook says:

    @OFD:
    I don’t see any problem putting some structure or planters over the field lines of the septic system. Such structures could be moved, not easy of course, if some access to that piping was needed.
    Just be sure not to put anything over the septic tank itself! It likely has an access hatch. If you have to pump it out or just check it, there’s a much greater chance of needing to do that. Problems with the seepage lines would be drastic enough that moving a few tons of topsoil in planters would be trivial. Of course, be careful not to put too much weight on any given small spot; driving a heavy truck on there would be bad, for example.

  28. OFD says:

    The guys who do the cleaning/draining operation simply run a hose from their truck in the street to the back yards. I will check with them first, of course, before I even mention it to wifey.

    Thanks to all for the advice and ideas, appreciated. Hate to miss out on being able to use available sunlight here, and that is where it is most of a sunny day. That and the driveway, of course. It would seem that we could put another six beds there, and more grow bags along the existing flower beds near her studio. I’m just trying to work out how we can grow as much useful food as possible on this tiny friggin’ lot with not much sun.

  29. OFD says:

    Fun times on the high seas!

    http://freedomoutpost.com/dramatic-footage-of-firefight-on-the-high-seas-u-s-security-contractors-open-fire-on-somali-pirates/

    I wonder what that gig pays….

    …and chances are they’re also musloids….

  30. SteveF says:

    I wonder what that gig pays….

    About fourteen years ago, the pay was not as much as you’d expect.

    Way back when, I helped form a small company which was trying to get into some of the military and vendor security over in Afghanistan and Iraq, and related gigs. Never got far; the big boys had the biz pretty well locked up and when they subcontracted it was to known players with an established reputation/their friends and long-time colleagues, take your pick. When that fell through, we started looking at ship protection around the Horn and the Indian Ocean and such. None of the major shipping lines wanted to protect their ships at all – at the time, ransom was the big gig, and getting insurance to cover the payouts was cheaper and less fraught than defending your ship, crew, and cargo. Some of the smaller, independent ships did hire “marines”, because they didn’t care about what France thought about them, but they paid peanuts by American standards.

    Today? The world has changed, and maybe it’s a good gig now.

  31. OFD says:

    Cue up the old Southwest Airlines commercials…

    …wanna get away…?

    Wouldn’t it be a gas to rake in tons of dough blowing away musloid pirates?

    Reminds me, sort of, about my situation forty years ago; I was back from Uncle’s escapades in SEA and my whole family had since moved out to Illinois, while I stayed behind in Maffachufetts. Got a call from a Rhodesian military recruiter about going over and working for them (on the sly), running squads of anti-guerrilla infantry and light armor for $600/month, which was pretty decent money then. I seriously thought about it but gave it a pass, having had a bellyful of other peoples’ wars by then and sporting fully healed shrapnel damage. Not to mention other damage, which was medicated via different substances. So I wussed out, and went on to small-town and city cop gigs for a while, you know, get back that adrenaline rush legally and hang out with a bunch of guys with guns.

    I think about that period once in a while and figure I would have been dead either way, whether I’d re-enlisted for Uncle or doing merc gigs in friggin’ Afrika. So naturally I had guns and knives pulled on me a few times down in MA but no actual gunfire.

    Now I get my adrenaline rush making it up the stairs in one piece to pee. Sad.

  32. lynn says:

    Fun times on the high seas!

    http://freedomoutpost.com/dramatic-footage-of-firefight-on-the-high-seas-u-s-security-contractors-open-fire-on-somali-pirates/

    I wonder what that gig pays….

    My former USMC son was offered $150K/year to crew on a Q-ship off the good hope of Somolia when he got out of Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children in 2009. He was promised ma deuces and medium weight mortars. At the end, he wondered about the legality of it and he decided to go back to school on the GI bill.

    Plus I showed him Mr. Zevon’s wonderful video about Roland.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvTv-I2Y390

  33. OFD says:

    Ah yes, Roland the Headless Gunner.

    Yeah, I went on to skool on the G.I. Bill myself, FWIW. Not much, really. Took me thirteen years of going full-time, part-time, years off, etc., to finish the BA in English.

    Well, we’re fah bettah off being above the grass after our capers with Uncle. Lucky to be alive and in one piece, more or less.

  34. lynn says:

    @Mr. nick, you missed a freaking awesome day here in Sugar Land on the Brazos. I took the dog out at 730am to do her business at 56 F. She was cavorting around while I was freezing and yelling hurry up. It was 68 F at noon.

    It was so dry today that I lost an inch of water in the pool over the last 24 hours due to the 15+ mph dry north wind. It is already back down to 64 F and suppose to be 50 F in the morning. I am going for my two mile walk in a little while and going to bundle up. I spent the afternoon helping my daughter and shopping since the wife ran off yesterday to check on her dad. So, I did not get to walk in the sun today.

  35. lynn says:

    I rented “The Accountant” on my DirecTV for $6 and watched it again last night. Pretty good flick with Ben Affleck playing an high functional autistic accountant for the mafia and drug cartels who is an assassin by night. John Lithgow plays a convincing evil corporate guy.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBfsgcswlYQ
    https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_accountant_2016/

    Quotes from the movie, from
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2140479/trivia?tab=qt&ref_=tt_trv_qu

    “Brax: Did you ever see a match-grade round traveling three thousand feet per second go through a window?
    [guard standing near window drops dead as shot shatters glass]
    Brax: Nobody does.”

    “Cellphone person: What is the plan ?
    Christian: Find the person who wants to kill Dana.
    Cellphone person: And ?
    Christian: Shoot them in the head.”

  36. OFD says:

    Those cold temps down there in Sugarland are just terrible, Mr. Lynn!

    Bundle up!

    Yikes.

    Peeps were walking around here half-nekkid today at 64 degrees. Here on the Redneck Riviera.

    Latest polls for France show Macron up two points over LePen. If the froggies would prefer to live under sharia, that’s on them. No sympathy.

  37. nick flandrey says:

    “yoga pants for women” – yes!

    Home safe, unpacked. need to clean everything that was in salt water, but I’ve rinsed it already so I’m not gonna mess around tonight.

    Need some sleep in my own bed…………..

    n

  38. OFD says:

    Safe and sound back in the Great Lone Stah State!

    Wifey is in El Paso and in a nice AirB&B house near the Rio Grande. She is sharing her quarters with a large bat. We like bats. They eat chit-tons of skeeters every night.

    OFD be sleepin’ in his own bed soon, too; with three cats and the dawg at the foot of it on the floor. Defensive operations hw close at hand.

    Pax vobiscum, fratres; tempus fugit; semper paratus

  39. Eugen (Romania) says:

    “islam is the only so-called culture that institutionalizes and encourages such behavior.”

    Really?
    http://www.businessinsider.com/orthodox-priest-blesses-missiles-2015-10

    All religions are used as pretexts by mens who seek to gain powers over other people. This is much less possible now in Western Europe where people separated state power from religion. But in the past things were really terrible. People tend to forget that.

  40. Eugen (Romania) says:

    “True, but who would you rather live next door to?”

    A person with whom a dialog is possible. Yes, that would exclude all religious believers, and many other kinds of people.

  41. Eugen (Romania) says:

    “Here’s a hoot. Talk about the fox guarding the henhouse…

    https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2017/04/23/what-a-world-un-elects-saudi-arabia-to-its-commission/

    Let’s not jump to conclusions. Saudi Arabia won’t run the commission or make its rules. In fact, she will be put in the situation to be educated more about the standards applied in other countries regarding women rights, and by comparison to rate its own, i.e. to disqualify its own standards. Countries were the problems are the biggest should be involved if you expect them to change.

  42. brad says:

    All religions are used as pretexts by mens who seek to gain powers over other people.

    I have to agree with Eugen here. At the moment, Islam is the flavor of the day for this purpose, no question. However, all religions have (or have had) people who have used them to gain power over others. Catholicism and “conversion by the sword” comes to mind. Even peaceful Buddhism has had its violent extremists.

    Of course, in the absence of religion, violent sociopaths would find some other way. But it’s convenient to be able to interpret your holy book, so that it commands you to do what you want to do anyway.

  43. Miles_Teg says:

    Okay, Eugen and Brad are happy with mooslems… I’m not.

    If they could just get along I wouldn’t mind them. But they can’t. They are *always* looking to stake out new territory. A mooslem friend said that islam is *designed* to be the state religion. For him the idea of a secular mooslem majority state is a contradiction in terms.

    Yeah, Christians have behaved badly in the past, and Brad should know. Switzerland was the heart of both the Reformation and the Radical Reformation, the Catholics *and* the Calvinists were at each other’s throats, and both were at the throats (literally) of the Anabaptists. But that was centuries ago. Who would you like next door? A LR Catholic? A Southern Baptist? An old line Calvinist?

    Or a bomb making hajii?

    I’d rather take 10 atheists as refugees than one mooslem.

  44. brad says:

    @Miles: As I said, Islam is the flavor of the day to use as an excuse for atrocious crimes. I’m definitely not happy with that. I wish the silent majority of muslims would get involved, and do something to reign in the fruitcakes. But they aren’t, and maybe there’s nothing they could actually do.

    So we have reality, which is that every muslim falls under suspicion, because too many of the new immigrants are criminal. If not “terrorist” criminal, then “sexual attack” criminal, or even just “robbery” criminal. The hordes of young, male immigrants hanging around the train stations here is very unpleasant, because the rate of criminality among them is so much higher than the general population.

  45. Miles_Teg says:

    Brad, the “silent majority” aren’t much different from the jihadis. Jerry Coyne frequently publishes poll results showng that even “moderate” mooslems support the death penalty for apostacy, homosexuality, etc, etc, etc.

    I don’t like homosexuality either but don’t support throwing people of buildings as punishment. Intollerance is built into the religion. Christians (and atheists) can be intollerant too but nowadays we don’t do this stuff.

    I know lots of liberal minded (in the classical sense of the word) Christians, atheists, etc. But I only know one liberal minded mooslem. If they can’t and won’t fit in they can FROAD.

  46. OFD says:

    The main problem with the vast majority of “moderate” musloids is that they’re silent in the face of countless atrocities around the world, and appear to be tacitly supporting them, like it or not. And it’s not like the hadjis target Western military forces most of the time; they go after defenseless civilians and make no distinction between soldiers and women and children. While they use their own children to execute murder prisoners and hostages, and treat their own women worse than their animals.

    The “moderate” musloids remain silent and so do our Western libtards, fembats, and MSM. While the hard Left actively supports bringing in more swarms of them, who refuse to assimilate, and who pose unique cultural and legal problems. Their government co-conspirators meanwhile sneak in as many as they can on the sly and routinely lie about who they are and where they will live.

    Who would I like living next door? Well, it looks like I already have a couple of atheist or agnostic neighbors and they’ve been OK. And we’re just around the corner from the Methodist church. But not only do I not care to have musloids next door, I don’t want their Murkan apologists here, either. As it is, wife and daughter fit that bill quite nicely, as they get all their nooz from MSM sources and FaceCrack memes.

    Otherwise very intelligent and even brilliant in some respects, but they have these willful blind spots and normality bias.

  47. CowboySlim says:

    “True, but who would you rather live next door to? …… Our retired rocket scientist from southern California?”

    My next door neighbor is soon to be moving out and renting out the house.

  48. Dave says:

    I don’t know what percentage of Muslim immigrants are terrorists and rapists. All that I do know is that their behavior is enough to make a male WASP Evangelical look like a queer loving Feminist. I am sick and tired of looking like a queer loving Feminist.

  49. nick flandrey says:

    Islam doesn’t acknowledge the supremacy of secular authority in the lives of its adherents (render unto Cesar what is Cesar’s), and has not had anything like the Protestant Reformation to moderate the extreme beliefs.

    Indeed, that is unlikely due to their own scriptures, and is one difference between the historic violence of the christian churches, and the modern violence of the islamists. The christian churches have officially renounced violence and forced conversion. Islam has not.

    As to the “every religion has some violent adherents, no different from islam” argument, well, it IS different. The other religions don’t support is as a matter of course or doctrine, and the numbers involved are exceedingly small. Islam on the other hand has literally tens of thousands from the UK alone traveling to conflict areas to take up arms and embrace violence. It is doctrine and scripture to attack non-believers, to expand and subjugate non-believers, to lie when needed to further those goals, and to kill any apostate (which is anyone islamist who would be ‘moderate’ by our standards. They cannot deviate from the koran or the surahs and have not undergone a reformation which would make that possible, without becoming apostate.)

    Another common argument is that we caused the problem of refugees, so we must accept them into our midst. There are literal MILLIONS of “refugees”. That would make our military one of the most dangerous and destructive forces on the planet- which it may in fact be, but where has that power been applied to displace 2 million people in the last year and a half?

    In other words, there are other actors and factors here beyond any actions by the US. So I reject the argument of “you break it, you bought it.” We might have broken some, but we’ve already ‘bought’ that too (viz the billions of dollars poured into conflict areas for reconstruction.)

    nick

  50. OFD says:

    All true and to highlight some of the lowlights:

    “Paris, November 12, 2015: 128 souls died
    San Bernardino, CA, Dec 3, 2015: 14 souls taken
    Brussels, March 22, 2016: 32 people perish
    Nice, France, July, 2016: 86 killed, 434 injured
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Jan, 2017: 5 deaths, 36 wounded in airport”

    That’s from an email this AM and doesn’t even list the most recent atrocities in Paris and here in the U.S. Now count the “enemy combatants” they’ve murdered and maimed among all those people.

    I still say, however, that if we GTFO of those countries, close our bases over there and bring our troops home, a lot of our problems with them would go away. We’re an island continent and without us there they have no common enemy and will fall right back to torturing and slaughtering each other like they’ve done anyway for 1,300 years and counting. It’s a bunch of nasty hornets’ nests that we ought to get our mitts and noses out of, and those bits about controlling the central Eurasian landmass and running more oil pipelines to enrich our banksters and corporate nabobs don’t cut any ice anymore.

  51. Harold says:

    I lived next door to a Muslim the two years I spent in Nottingham UK.
    He was a cabbie, as were most of the Pakistanis in that area. He lived with his second wife and her mother next door. His first wife and her mother lived across the street. The poor guy was constantly harassed by both mothers-in-law. Perhaps that’s why so many choose to “act out” in violence.

  52. Dave Hardy says:

    “The poor guy was constantly harassed by both mothers-in-law.”

    Well, in a case like that, who can deny the man’s right to whatever violence? Yikes. Hell on earth.

    Say, did the Sheriff of Nottingham ever get called to the scene? Is it close to Sherwood Forest?

    (sorry, couldn’t resist…)

  53. MrAtoz says:

    Then there’s me: cargo pants w/multiple pockets, genuine trail shoes, plaid shirt (lightweight for summah) in one or the other of the Scottish clan tartans, no tatts, no earrings,

    For me: jeans, polo shirt, Under Armour light weight tac boots, Osprey back pack full of gadgets.

  54. Dave Hardy says:

    I’ve got an Osprey backpack but haven’t used it yet; may try it on bike rides around the AO here, or when and if wife and I go on summah hikes and canoe paddles together.

  55. nick flandrey says:

    “Then there’s me: cargo pants w/multiple pockets, genuine trail shoes,”

    OK, for me, cargo pants, with phone and wallet, money clip, edc flashlight, noise cancel earphones, and eyedrops in the pockets; hi tech fabric t-shirt under an untucked natural fiber collared shirt, with pocket for boarding pass; and in this case ‘trail’ type shoes. Wristwatch.

    Natural fibers in the outer layer for burn resistance.

    Backpack (old targus computer bag) with: boo boo kit, blowout kit, change of tshirt, overshirt, sox, and underwear, one day’s meds, batteries, chargers, kindles, ball cap, 1st responder id, cash, 1oz total in small gold coins, energy bars for 3 meals, microfiber towel big enough for a small blanket, couple magazines for reading, bottle of water. Couple of backup FLASHLIGHTS. Very lightweight waterproof windbreaker style jacket. and on the trip home, shortwave radio (but that’s not part of my normal kit, I needed the pound of weight in my checked bag.) Most of the stuff is in eagle creek “pack it” bags to ‘cube out’ the volume.

    In my checked bag, the toiletries bag has additional prep items- gerber multi-tool, my other edc knives, spare small knives for swim or beach wear, tube of strike anywhere matches, lighter, compass, more extensive meds and refills for the boo boo kit.

    Given where we were staying, more extensive preps would have been overkill. Anything that interfered in a big enough way to need anything more would have been outside what I could have carried anyway.

    (although as I mentioned the other day, if I’d known about the water situation on the island, I’d have thrown in a lifestraw.)

    nick

  56. lynn says:

    although as I mentioned the other day, if I’d known about the water situation on the island, I’d have thrown in a lifestraw.

    I carry one of these everywhere I go now, “Sawyer Products Mini Water Filtration System”. Very small and light. I have yet to try it out though. And it comes in pink for the fems in your life.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FA2RLX2/

  57. Robert Bruce Thompson says:

    Yeah, I have one of those in each emergency kit, along with a few spares. They do a great job on bacteria and other microorganisms other than viruses. They also don’t filter any chemical contamination present, which means you should still find the cleanest water you can use. Spring water is ideal, followed by a fast-running stream. Ponds and other standing water less so because they may be contaminated by agricultural runoff fertilizers and pesticides.

  58. Dave Hardy says:

    “Ponds and other standing water less so because they may be contaminated by agricultural runoff fertilizers and pesticides.”

    And we’re looking at YOU, Lake Champlain!

  59. lynn says:

    Yeah, I have one of those in each emergency kit, along with a few spares. They do a great job on bacteria and other microorganisms other than viruses. They also don’t filter any chemical contamination present, which means you should still find the cleanest water you can use. Spring water is ideal, followed by a fast-running stream. Ponds and other standing water less so because they may be contaminated by agricultural runoff fertilizers and pesticides.

    Didn’t you have a water filter that was better now ?

    I definitely want one that filters out alligator pee.

  60. Robert Bruce Thompson says:

    The Sawyer Mini is by far the best ~$20 pocketable filter, much better than the Lifestraw. In biological-only filters, the Sawyer PointZeroTwo is the best. Steer clear of Berkey products.

  61. Dave Hardy says:

    “I definitely want one that filters out alligator pee.”

    Up here it’s moose pee.

  62. Ray Thompson says:

    Up here it’s moose pee.

    Down here it is residue from the stills. Questionable if you want to filter that externally or just let your kidney’s do it for you.

  63. Dave Hardy says:

    What kidneys?

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

  64. SteveF says:

    Then there’s me: cargo pants w/multiple pockets, genuine trail shoes,

    OK, for me, cargo pants, with phone and wallet, money clip, edc flashlight, noise cancel earphones, and eyedrops in the pockets; hi tech fabric t-shirt under an untucked natural fiber collared shirt, with pocket for boarding pass; and in this case ‘trail’ type shoes. Wristwatch.

    I’m fully dressed in a sombrero. I’d be happy enough without the hat, but facial recognition systems are everywhere, and I need to protect my privacy.

    Natural fibers in the outer layer for burn resistance.

    If I think I might burn, I’ll just put on a light coat of sunscreen.

  65. ~jim says:

    You are war with Islam itself, not “we”. It is your dichotomy, not mine.
    I lived with muslims before the shah was deposed, lived with them for years afterwards, and count some as dearest friends.

    Remind me again of those Christian guys who bomb abortion clinics?

    You’re throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

  66. Robert Bruce Thompson says:

    I have no more use for abortion-clinic bombers than I do for muslims. All of them are infected by radical religion, no good has ever come of which.

    Understand, I have nothing against someone who happens to be of muslim heritage as long as they don’t actually believe in or support islam. As I’ve often said, any former muslim who’s willing to eat a ham sandwich and piss on a copy of the koran is okay with me.

  67. Miles_Teg says:

    “You are war with Islam itself, not “we”.”

    We are at war, have been for a thousand years. They *always* want to stake out new territory, whether in SE Asia, northern Africa, Spain, France, Vienna, etc… They had to be repelled by force.

    Now we’re not only allowing, but encouraging them to invade us and put their snouts into our welfare systems and impose their values on us. Yeah, I know some nice mooslems too, some of them are genuinely decent people, but they are the minority. We had a radical preacher in NSW who preached against guys using urinals together – he probably wants individual cubicles like the ladies have. This is the sort of thing they waste their time on.

  68. lynn says:

    We had a radical preacher in NSW who preached against guys using urinals together – he probably wants individual cubicles like the ladies have. This is the sort of thing they waste their time on.

    We are fighting this battle in Texas right now. The LGBTQXYZABC crowd wants individual toilet and shower rooms to be retrofitted to all public buildings. The state leg has said no freaking way are we going to spend that kind of money. As a taxpayer of many taxes, I am with the state leg.

  69. MrAtoz says:

    Word.

  70. lynn says:

    Remind me again of those Christian guys who bomb abortion clinics?

    I have not heard of an abortion clinic bombing in a long while. And, anyone who murders other people or blows things up is not a Christian in my book.

    And the Shah is long gone. He left Iran in 1979. One of his nephews was a study-mate at Texas A&M in Mechanical Engineering back then. The new regime in Iran cut him off without a penny when they figured out the Iranian embassy was paying for his schooling and living expense. They also invited him to come back home to Iran, he showed me the letter which just a bunch of gibberish to me (Arabic ?). He did not go home but he disappeared after that semester. It was too bad, the dude had much better grades than me.

  71. Robert Bruce Thompson says:

    Farsi.

  72. Miles_Teg says:

    “…he showed me the letter which just a bunch of gibberish to me (Arabic ?).”

    Almost certainly Iranian/Farsi/Persian. An Indo-European language unrelated to Arabic but written in a similar script.

    (OTOH, Maltese is a dialect of Arabic, even though we took Malta back from the Hajiis a long time ago.)

  73. Dave Hardy says:

    “Remind me again of those Christian guys who bomb abortion clinics?”

    Please.

    Three or four alleged Christian guys bombed abortuaries over the course of about forty years. Compared with the DAILY list, sometimes HOURLY, of musloid subhuman scum maiming and murdering defenseless civilians, and especially going after children.

    This is like someone bringing up the constant slew of musloid attacks in this country over the last few years and then someone else breathlessly informs us of Timothy McVeigh, who, incidentally, was put to death for his crime and we still don’t know the whole story behind that caper and who else was involved, but we nailed the one American combat vet, didn’t we.

    And our correspondent in Oz is exactly right: they never stop. They’re always lighting out for the territory, so to speak, and whatever it takes to steal it from someone else, either by the sword, bomb or demographics. I consider it a political death-and-suicide war cult, not a religion at all. They’re a religion like the commies and Nazis are religious.

  74. MrAtoz says:

    Period.

  75. nick flandrey says:

    All you have to do is google pix of Iran under the shah, and under the ayatollahs to see that it hasn’t progressed. Islam takes over as soon as they have the numbers. Look to Turkey.

    Islam doesn’t recognize the authority of a separate secular government. That one thing alone is enough to make them incompatible with western ideas/gov/life. There is no freedom for the individual.

    WE, that is Western Civilization, are at war with islam. Actually and literally. YOU may claim to not be at war with islam, the same way many individuals insisted they weren’t at war with the North Vietnamese. But you’re kidding yourself. It won’t keep Mo from stabbing you with a knife at the mall, or raping your kids, or driving over your family when you are celebrating Christmas, or taking over the school where your kids study and shooting them in the head.

    You don’t get the good parts without the bad. You don’t get to pick and choose. God knows if I could, the guy who did “Piss Christ” would be broke and destitute without a dime of my tax money, or in jail for public indecency. PBS and NPR and Pacifica Radio would all be on 50 watt FM stations, unhearable outside of campus. “Dr” Kermit Gosnell would be roasting in hell after hanging by the neck until dead. NOT ONE FUCKING DIME for welfare after the first year without working for it.

    But there it is. I don’t get to pick. MY civilization is up next for conquest by a savage belief system that would have my daughters mutilated, my wife subjugated, and me, if I didn’t bow, killed outright. FUCK THAT.

    nick

  76. MrAtoz says:

    Testing.

  77. nick flandrey says:

    Mic drop.

    n

  78. Dave Hardy says:

    Gee, I find I am, shockingly, in full agreement w/RBT, Mr. Nick, and Mr. Miles_Teg on this topic.

    Now if you guys are done with yer sound check…

  79. MrAtoz says:

    Last Man Standing.

  80. dkreck says:

    We had a radical preacher in NSW who preached against guys using urinals together – he probably wants individual cubicles like the ladies have. This is the sort of thing they waste their time on.

    Just fearful of exposing their short comings.

  81. MrAtoz says:

    I’m afraid.

  82. Dave Hardy says:

    BE afraid.

    Be VERY afraid.

  83. MrAtoz says:

    OK.

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