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Dec 02 2016

British £5 Note Is a Microaggression

The new British £5 note is a microaggression against Vegans, Hindus, and more. From a Guardian piece that appears to be completely on the level:

To anyone who has taken an unflinching look at the slaughterhouse industry, the Bank of England’s belated admission that the new £5 notes contain beef tallow will seem strangely symbolic. Few industries are as secretive as the one that murders 22m animals each day in the UK alone, and the driving force for that shiftiness is a lust for profit. So the way the Bank of England tried to sneak out money containing animal products seems a fitting metaphor for the entire filthy racket.

The unnecessary presence of tallow in banknotes is problematic for many vegetarians and members of several faith groups, including Hindus, for whom the cow is a sacred mother. But for vegans it is a further slap in the face.

Veganism, as defined by the Vegan Society, is a bid “to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose”. It is about more than what we put on our plates: it is a meticulous, daily endeavour for compassion towards animals in all aspects of our lives. That’s why it is crushing to know that the Bank of England has misled us into carrying around animal fat in our (leather-free) wallets and purses.

Not everyone acknowledges the seriousness of this outrage against veganism.

The question is whether as a society we grasp the tallow controversy as an opportunity to keep [veganism’s] momentum going, or whether we let it encourage the misconception that vegans are a bit weird and self-righteous.

In response to news about the fiver, Twitter has been doing a great trade in baffled tweets, with vegans dismissed as “morons”, “whiners’ and “fannies”. Some have, hilariously, pointed out that one is not actually supposed to eat bank notes, while other jokers have offered to take the notes off the hands of anyone upset by this bombshell.

Laugh, you heartless carnivores! Oppressed farm animals aren’t laughing. Imagine how cattle feel about being purchased with currency that contains beef tallow.

Furthermore, it is a low blow to defeated Nazis to subject them to Winston Churchill’s face on the £5 note. In the interests of sensitivity, Britons must repeal Brexit and start using the Euro.

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The microaggressive new polymer £5 note.

On a tip from Lyle.


Dec 02 2016

ABC Discovers Real Cause of San Bernardino Terror Attack: Christmas

Today is the 1-year anniversary of the terror attack in San Bernardino that left 14 dead and 22 seriously injured. Islamophobes leaped to the conclusion that Islam inspired the horrific violence. But ABC News has now uncovered the true cause — Christmas:

Authorities believe the terrorist attack on Dec. 2, 2015, in San Bernardino may have been triggered by a mandatory employee training session and lunch replete with holiday decorations, including a Christmas tree, that shooter Syed Farook was forced to attend.

Emails discovered by the FBI and police reveal Farook’s wife, Pakistani native Tashfeen Malik, objected to the Christmas setting and was upset her husband had to go.

Just before the attack, Farook posed with four fellow county employees in front of a Christmas tree in a conference room.

A short time later, 14 people were killed and 22 others injured when Farook and Malik opened fire at the meeting with assault rifles.

“She had essentially made the statement in an online account that she didn’t think that a Muslim should have to participate in a non-Muslim holiday or event,” said San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan in an exclusive interview with ABC News that aired on ABC News’ “Nightline.”

“That really is one of the very, very few pieces of potential evidence that we have that we can truly point to and say, ‘That probably is a motive in this case,’” he said.

How tragic that Syed and Tashfiend lost their lives in a gunfight with police after the attack. If authorities had known that the Christmas tree was actually to blame, they instead could have received counseling for their trauma.

The microaggression of the Christmas tree does not explain their stockpile of ammo and homemade bombs. But earlier microaggressions could have caused them to collect these in self-defense. They might have been subjected to the sight of an American flag, for example.

The lesson learned is that it is not enough to ban guns. We must also ban Christmas trees and American flags.

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Insensitively triggered by a microaggressive Christmas tree.

On a tip from Torcer.

Dec 02 2016

Professor Emeritus of Climate Ideology: Human Race Has Less Than 10 Years to Exist

Don’t waste money on long-term investments. The human race has less than 10 years to exist according to Guy McPherson, who must be an expert because he is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Arizona:

He blames climate change and the impacts already unleashed by human activity for his extreme prophecy. And it’s too late to change the apocalypse that is to come, he says.

“I can’t see humans existing within 10 years. We can do nothing to stop the planet becoming too hot to grow food and support life. It is already happening and we have less than a decade left.”

Starvation, dehydration, disease, and exposure will lead the way, he said.

Even other climate hoaxers think he is over the top. But as McPherson might note with satisfaction, he is the one we are talking about, not them. You don’t hustle a living as a professional climate doomsayer by whispering softly about things that might actually happen. Just ask the zillionaire enviroblowhard Al Gore.

McPherson cites scientific data including tipping points, positive feedback systems and exponential growth to back up his claims.

He ought to make it more multicultural by including shamanistic readings of goat entrails.

McPherson explains why he disagrees with the warmists who think we have more than 10 years to live:

“Other scientists are specialists. They focus on a narrow topic. They do not consider the entire Earth system in their work,” Mr McPherson said.

Only by knowing nothing in particular can you properly focus on the big picture.

McPherson said he was not concerned that his message might alarm or distress people. “I’m a teacher. I relay evidence. I cite science. I’m not relying on a belief system.”

It is those who don’t share his unfounded beliefs who rely on belief systems.

When Al Gore predicted in 2007 that the polar ice caps could completely disappear by 2013, some may have waited 6 years before bursting in laughter. No need to hold the guffaws for a whole decade in McPherson’s case. It is already evident that the nutty professor is so full of it, methane emissions must be leaking from his ears. Far from descending into a fiery inferno, and despite the ever-rising levels of harmless CO2 in the atmosphere, now that El Niño has passed, we could be headed toward record cold.

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On tips from Steve T, Bodhisattva, and Artfldgr.

Dec 01 2016

Open Thread

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Via Mises Institute.

Dec 01 2016

The Worst of Nancy Pelosi

Since Democrats have doubled down on their recipe for failure by reelecting Nasty Pelousy as Minority Leader, this is only volume I:

On a tip from Torcer.

Dec 01 2016

Profiles in Moonbat Activism: Terry Bean

Draining the swamp would be nice, but for now it feels good just to start draining the cesspool by getting Democrats out of power. This is what we have been soaking in:

Prominent Democrat, gay rights activist and Obama donor Terry Bean is taking a leave of absence from his post at the Human Rights Campaign after being arrested and indicted on two counts of third-degree sodomy and third-degree sexual abuse with a teenage boy. …

Bean has donated almost $70,000 of his own money to Obama’s campaign and was responsible for raising at least a half million dollars during the 2012 election cycle.

Obama has publicly thanked Bean for his campaign contributions. …

Bean made a political appeal to HRC’s membership during an Oct. 8, 2008 fundraising dinner in 2008, saying, “the election of Joe Biden and Barack Obama may turn out to be the most pivotal moment in our journey for equality.”

By “equality,” he means “degeneracy.”

A government that people like Terry Bean raise money for is not one that many decent people will enjoy living under.

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Bean got his money’s worth.

On a tip from Steve A.

Update

BTW, here is why Bean isn’t cooling his heels behind bars:

A Lane County judge dismissed the case Sept. 1 [2015], after the alleged victim refused to testify. Prosecutors expressed frustration, noting that Bean had earlier offered the alleged victim a substantial payment if he agreed to drop the charges.

Dec 01 2016

Europe’s Protected Forests Chopped Down to Meet Renewable Energy Mandates

Of the countless drawbacks to coercive green energy moonbattery, we can add that it is bad for the environment:

Protected forests are being indiscriminately felled across Europe to meet the EU’s renewable energy targets, according to an investigation by the conservation group Birdlife.

Up to 65% of Europe’s renewable output currently comes from bioenergy, involving fuels such as wood pellets and chips, rather than wind and solar power. …

Sini Eräjää, Birdlife’s bioenergy officer, said: “This report provides clear evidence that the EU’s renewable energy policies have led to increased harvesting of whole trees and to continued use of food crops for energy. We are subsidising large-scale environmental destruction, not just outside Europe, as in Indonesia or the US, but also right in our own backyard.”

This is especially awful for those who believe in global warming theory:

The logging of whole trees releases all of their stored carbon and drains the planet’s “carbon sink” or potential for absorbing more emissions. Even if new saplings are planted, it may take 50 years or more until they are able to compensate for felled trees, by which point experts fear tipping points for runaway warming could have been reached.

You’ve got to have power, or everything stops. You sure can’t rely on wind or solar. You also have to meet foolish and tyrannical “renewable” mandates. So down come Europe’s forests, to be chopped into woodchips and burned. The important thing is the good intentions of the bureauweenies who impose this sort of insanity.

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No worries; it’s for the environment.

On a tip from Steve T.

Dec 01 2016

German Spy Was Muslim Mole and Gay Porno Actor

In these days of diversity, this moonbat should have gone far in Germany’s domestic spy agency Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz [BfV]), being both a convert to Islam and a perverted degenerate:

Two weeks ago, German intelligence agents noticed an unusual user in a chat room known as a digital hideout for Islamic militants. The man claimed to be one of them — and said he was a German spy. He was offering to help Islamists infiltrate his agency’s defenses to stage a strike.

Agents lured him into a private chat, and he gave away so many details about the spy agency — and his own directives within it to thwart Islamists — that they quickly identified him, arresting the 51-year-old the next day. Only then would the extent of his double life become clear.

The German citizen of Spanish descent confessed to secretly converting to Islam in 2014. From there, his story took a stranger turn. Officials ran a check on the online alias he assumed in radical chat rooms. The married father of four had used it before — as recently as 2011 — as his stage name for acting in gay pornographic films. …

In April 2016, the man began working for the BfV, charged with monitoring potentially violent Islamists in Germany.

The unnamed spy was arrested for violating secrecy laws and preparing to commit a violent act. Hopefully this will not jeopardize his career at BfV. Now that his secret life is known, he can help the agency pursue diversity objectives.

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The spy agency should try gathering intelligence on job applicants.

On a tip from Bodhisattva.

Dec 01 2016

Those Who Do Not Learn From History…

If the massive importation of hostile refugees into Europe gives you a sense of déjà vu, you might be a student of Roman history:

In 410 A.D. the walls of Rome were breached and the city plundered by a barbarian army under the leadership of Alaric the Goth. … The fall of Rome shocked the world at the time, but what is not generally known nowadays is that the Gothic army that carried out the atrocity had entered the Empire thirty years earlier as refugees.

The Goths were brought in after being driven out of their Eastern European homeland by invading Huns.

By the summer of 376 an enormous host of Goths, generally estimated at around 100,000, arrived at the River Danube and pleaded with the Roman authorities to be allowed into the Empire.

The Eastern Emperor Valens, at that moment stationed in Antioch, eventually gave permission for the Therving tribe, which comprised about half the total number of Gothic refugees, to be ferried across the river. For at least two centuries prior to this the Romans had actively recruited barbarians into the army (necessary because of Rome’s abysmally low birth-rate) and Valens reasoned that the Goths would provide a valuable pool of new and cheap recruits. The operation to ferry these people across the Danube was an enormous and costly one and took several weeks to complete and, as Ammianus Marcellinus sarcastically comments, “diligent care was taken that no future destroyer of the Roman state should be left behind, even if he were smitten by a fatal disease.”

Unsurprisingly, within a few weeks of their entry into the Empire, the first clashes with the Roman authorities occurred, and by the end of the summer the Goths were at war with Rome.

Even in defeat, Goths were rewarded by Rome’s degenerate leadership, whereas patriots who defended Rome against them were punished.

The parallels to the currently unfolding situation are eerie, leading the author Emmet Scott to ask,

What kind of society brings in barbarians who cannot be assimilated in order to replace the children it refused to have; which excuses and rewards the horrific crimes of those barbarians; and which punishes patriots who try to stop the depredations of the said barbarians?

The answer, of course, is a dying society.

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Refugees sacking Rome.

On a tip from Sean C.

Dec 01 2016

Ad Banned in France for Humanizing Down Syndrome Kids, Thus Disturbing the Conscience of Those Who Abort Them

Progressives understand there is something very wrong about abortion. Otherwise, why would the leftists running France censor an ad for humanizing children with Down syndrome (DS)?

France’s High Audiovisual Council removed the commercial from air earlier this year, and in November the Council of State, the country’s highest administrative court, upheld the ban, since the clip could “disturb the conscience” of French women who had aborted DS fetuses. …

Ninety-six percent of DS pregnancies are terminated in France, according to the pro-life Jerome Lejeune Foundation, which sought to overturn the ban.

Like most aspects of the left, the abortion industry depends on people not looking too closely at what it entails.

Banned in France.

On a tip from daPenguin. Hat tip: Twitchy.

Dec 01 2016

Hillblazer Dealt With Hillary’s Loss by Checking Into Psychiatric Hospital

If only all Shrillary supporters had enough sense to seek help:

A Hillary Clinton supporter admitted himself to the psychiatric ward on election night because he realized she was going to lose to Donald Trump.

Benjamin Ryan — considered a “Hillblazer” because he raised over $100,000 for the former Democratic nominee — detailed his suicidal nervous breakdown for the Huffington Post on Wednesday.

He said he was “catatonic, plagued by involuntary jerking motions, speech patterns disjointed, weeping uncontrollably.”

Benjamin details his suffering:

“Drained of tears, too tired to sleep, I stared at the fluorescent ceiling lights —which, indifferent to our suffering, remained on throughout the night — and endured the passing time by willing my thoughts to vanish into the dull glow. For a second, I imagined someone would burst in and proclaim, ‘It’s all right, Hillary won!’ and I would bound out of bed, awoken from this nightmare.”

Sorry Benjamin. Your nightmare is real.

The evening had started out so promisingly…

Ryan described what he was wearing in the VIP section of what was supposed to be Clinton’s victory party in New York — “a red belt, white skinny jeans, and a blue Hillary-as-Rosie-the-Riveter T-shirt, my hair lavishly coiffed into a confident pompadour.”

Here’s Benjamin in one of his Shrillary shirts:

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How cruel that his hopeful confidence was smashed to pieces, and now lies in ruins, like his sanity. To make matters worse, everyone who reads this is probably laughing at him.

Now for some sobering news. A few days later, Benjamin was prematurely released from the psychiatric hospital, still so delusional as to rant, “The world needed my voice. I mattered.”

What matters now is that Benjamin returns to the hospital to receive the treatment he requires.

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The Benjamin Ryan story.

On tips from Torcer and TED. Bottom graphic via Snarky Conservative.

Nov 30 2016

Open Thread

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Via Freaking News.

Nov 30 2016

The Problem With Hunter Avallone’s Generation Is Moonbattery

Hunter Avallone is one millennial who has been fed to the teeth with the moonbat snowflake mentality so conspicuously prevalent among millennials:

On a tip from JanderJ.

Nov 30 2016

High-Profile Personages Praise Memory of Dead Tyrant

Consider Fidel Castro’s résumé:

Then consider the tweets below.

A former President of the United States:

Current leader of the British Labour Party:

President of the European Commission:

United Nations Secretary General:

Prime Minister of Canada:

President of Ireland:

Prominent American “civil rights” leader:

Fidel Castro was around far too long for the important personages above not to know who and what they were praising. You have to assume that the hell Castro imposed on Cuba could be imposed on the whole world without their objection.

On a tip from Torcer.

Nov 30 2016

California Cracks Down on Flatulating Cows

Consider the senseless repressiveness of an America in which there is no opposition to left-wing Democrats. You don’t need to use your imagination. Just look to the single-party state of California, where ideologically justified micromanagement has reached such an extreme of absurdity that a cow can’t fart unregulated:

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation in September that for the first time regulates heat-trapping gases from livestock operations and landfills.

Cattle and other farm animals are major sources of methane, a greenhouse gas many times more potent than carbon dioxide as a heat-trapping gas. Methane is released when they belch, pass gas and make manure.

Another “greenhouse gas” that is more significant than carbon dioxide is water vapor. Good thing for cows that they don’t take hot showers, which ecofascists will come after soon.

“If we can reduce emissions of methane, we can really help to slow global warming,” said Ryan McCarthy, a science adviser for the California Air Resources Board, which is drawing up rules to implement the new law.

Authorities believe they can control the weather by forcing farmers to contain methane from manure in giant tanks. Someone should have told them they could control it by the comparably effective technique of standing on their heads in the manure.

Livestock are responsible for 14.5 percent of human-induced greenhouse gas emissions, with beef and dairy production accounting for the bulk of it, according to a 2013 United Nations report.

Pointy-headed UN oligarchs don’t like us eating meat. They want us eating bugs instead. Hopefully bugs don’t fart much, or California will crack down on them too.

California produces more milk than any other state. But not for long, with moonbats in charge.

In case there is anyone out there who literally believes that containing methane from California cows will improve the weather,

“Dairies are moving out of state to places where these costs don’t exist,” said Paul Sousa, director of environmental services for Western United Dairymen.

The dairy industry could be forced to move production to states and countries with fewer regulations, leading to higher emissions globally, Sousa said.

But at least Governor Moonbeam will be able to posture righteously as he drives an important industry out of his state.

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Fart packs will probably will be mandated soon.

On tips from Bodhisattva and TCS III.

Nov 30 2016

Euthanized for Having a Drinking Problem

Killing inconvenient prenatal babies is behind us now on the slippery slope. In Holland, we have already reached killing people for drinking too much:

A man in the Netherlands has been allowed to die because he could no longer carry on living as an alcoholic.

Mark Langedijk chose the day of his death and was telling jokes, drinking beer and eating ham sandwiches with his family hours before he passed away.

He was killed by lethal injection at his parents’ home on 14 July, according to an account of the ordeal written by his brother and published in the magazine Linda.

The Netherlands introduced a euthanasia law 16 years ago, which is available to people in “unbearable suffering” with no prospect of improvement.

Since then, the corpses have been piling up.

More than 5,500 people ended their life using Holland’s euthanasia laws last year. One of those who died was a sex abuse victim who suffered severe anorexia, chronic depression and hallucinations.

Once we have progressed to killing everyone who is not perfect and problem free, we will have a perfect, problem-free world — population 0.

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If death is the solution, the problem must be life.

On tips from Sean C and J.

Nov 30 2016

Muslim Cleric Gloats Over Wildfires in Israel

In case there is anyone left who doesn’t understand that Islam is malevolent, maybe it will help to watch Jordanian–Palestinian cleric Mashhoor bin Hassan gloating with joy over the wildfires that recently caused devastating damage in Israel:

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As Jihad Watch observes, his “If a divine disaster hits an infidel, I’m happy” attitude is consistent with the Koran:

“Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, and those with him are harsh against the disbelievers, merciful among themselves.” (Qur’an 48:29)

The wildfires were a disaster, but hardly divine:

Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan said up to 50 percent of the fires in recent days had been deliberate, labelling it “arson terror.”

“It is clear that many fires started as deliberate arson.”

Authorities have proof that at least 17 of 110 wildfires were arson. The actual number is undoubtedly far higher.

But at least they were divinely inspired, through mouthpieces of Allah like Mashhoor bin Hassan — provided you regard Islam as a legitimate religion on a par with Christianity.

Try to imagine a Christian cleric gloating because innocent people have been burned out of their homes.

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Divine in a pig’s eye.

On a tip from Jester.

Nov 30 2016

College Encourages Students to Color

As Big Government becomes ever more committed to seeing that as many as possible attend college regardless of their likeliness to benefit, tuition has shot into the stratosphere. Unfortunately, there has not been a corresponding rise in the quality of education. But at least colleges are expanding into new areas — like encouraging increasingly infantilized students to color:

Bucks County Community College in Pennsylvania is apparently encouraging students to reduce their testing stress by coloring.

The college’s Testing Center has sponsored stations to be set up in the testing center to “Color Away Your Testing Stress,” according to a promotional flyer obtained by Campus Reform.

It seems that relieving exam stress by studying for the exam is outmoded.

This isn’t the school’s only venture into moonbattery:

BCCC also came under fire last year for firing an astronomy professor merely for mentioning God in a letter to students, which the school deemed a second offense because the professor had previously received a warning after offering students a free book on the last day of class that included Christian themes.

No need to think about grown-up stuff like the existence of God. Just chill out with some Crayolas while the school installs politically correct talking points where there could have been a developing mind.

For the money students/their parents/taxpayers pour into colleges, they ought to at least get complimentary teddy bears to hug for stress relief.

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Seriously.

On a tip from Sterling B.

Nov 30 2016

El Niño Ending Means Back to Global Warming Hiatus

It is absurd to think that any feasible increase in taxes and regulations would affect the climate, and highly debatable that human activity has a major effect on the temperature anyway, but at least we can all agree that the planet is getting warmer — or can we?

Global average temperatures over land have plummeted by more than 1C since the middle of this year – their biggest and steepest fall on record.

The news comes amid mounting evidence that the recent run of world record high temperatures is about to end.

The fall, revealed by Nasa satellite measurements of the lower atmosphere, has been caused by the end of El Nino – the warming of surface waters in a vast area of the Pacific west of Central America. …

Big El Ninos always have an immense impact on world weather, triggering higher than normal temperatures over huge swathes of the world. The 2015-16 El Nino was probably the strongest since accurate measurements began, with the water up to 3C warmer than usual.

Like most everything related to the climate, El Niño is part of a natural cycle. It is unlikely to respond to any extreme of tyranny inflicted by leftist ideologues. With its passing, weather tends to cool — carbon taxes or no carbon taxes, economically crippling regulations or no economically crippling regulations.

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Not to worry, warmists. El Niño will come around again.

On a tip from Bodhisattva.

Nov 29 2016

Open Thread

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Via The People’s Cube, on a tip from Mr. Freemarket.

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