Wednesday, January 27, 2021
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Old photos of Vietnam and cheese: two things you can never too much of.
We've featured numerous images of Saigon from the 1960s and 1970s before, but there are always more angles and sights to explore. This set, curated by Flickr Jedi manhhai, includes film photos from an author who's only known by his first name Brad.
Our man Brad may not be the best photographer to ever grace this website, but he caught plenty of interesting tidbits of daily life, from crowds exiting a movie theater and people hanging out at a TV shop to residents riding a bus and all kinds of transportation.
Judging by the captions, Brad was likely in the Australian military, as a number of photos were taken from the Canberra Bachelors and Enlisted Men's Quarters (BEQ) on what is now Chau Van Liem Street in District 5.
Take a ride around Saigon of 1969 and 1970 through Brad's lens:
More @ Flickr/Saigoneer
Rock ‘n Roll may be the most significant cultural export in American history. There is no doubt that American culture, for good and bad, has had an enormous impact on global culture, and Rock ‘n Roll is one of our most iconic contributions. Around the world, people don’t hear Rock ‘n Roll and think of Switzerland or Brazil or Thailand. Rock ‘n Roll is purely American, and by that, I mean Rock ‘n Roll is purely Southern. It even has a Southern accent.
More @ The Abbeville Institute
George Fitzhugh, a Virginian born in 1806, never progressed in formal education “beyond the old field school” and his learning in the law was picked up on his own. His real education came from independent and wide reading, including what he described as “whole files of infidel and abolition papers” such as the New York Tribune and Liberator. In the early 1850s he wrote that “Liberty and equality are new things under the sun,” that France and the Northern States had proved the experiment was “self-destructive and impracticable.” He saw “half of mankind [as] but grown up children” and it was apparent that “liberty is as fatal to them as it would be to children.”
Democracy and Liberty
“Democracy and liberty are antagonistic; for liberty permits and encourages the weak to oppress the strong, whilst democracy proposes, so far as possible, to equalize advantages, by fairly dividing the burdens of life and rigidly enforcing the performance of every social duty by every member of society, according to his capacity and ability.” George Fitzhugh
(Cannibals All! Or, Slaves Without Masters, George Fitzhugh, Harvard University Press, 1960, excerpt, pg. 82)
Via Red Pill Jew
Most people support a state "seceding" from the U.S. whether the action is peaceful and legal-- or not.
That's according to the latest unscientific poll of about 1,700 people at SharylAttkisson.com.
In all, a combined 83% support secession. But 15% of that group said "only if peaceful and/or legal." Sixty-eight percent (68%) offer no such qualification.
Thirteen percent (13%) do not support a secession.
Read the full results below. Meantime, be sure and vote in our latest poll at SharylAttkisson.com on the home page. Look for the black box in the right sidebar or scroll way down on the mobile site!
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Emperor Joe Breaks Promise Not to Ban Fracking Leases on Federal Lands... ...Former CBP Commissioner: Joe Kills 5K Construction Jobs by Canceling Border Wall
A former Speaker of the House who witnessed Bill Clinton’s impeachment turn against Republicans says Democrats are revealing how much they hate Donald Trump and hate his supporters by moving forward with impeaching the now-former president.
Democrats in the House formally delivered one article of impeachment (pictured at left) against Donald Trump Monday, and the very next day Democrats and a handful of Republicans in the Senate defeated a procedural vote that attempted to halt the impeachment trial scheduled for Feb. 8.
More @ One News Now
The retired INS official considers it incomprehensible that the President of the United States and Commander-in-Chief of America's armed forces would not want to keep America and Americans safe.
"Contrary to the lies of the open-borders immigration anarchists, immigration laws make absolutely no distinction about superficial characteristics, race, religion or ethnicity," he notes.
A former federal immigration agent is warning that policies being set in motion by the Biden administration will open the door for an enormous influx of immigrants that could harm the country in ways that are incomprehensible.
On Fox News this week, Chad Wolf – the former acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security – challenged the lawfulness of President Joe Biden's executive actions on U.S. immigration policy. Wolf argued the policies are unlawful and a threat to border security.
More @ ONN
This bill will be used to set up a witch-hunt for mainly white people in America, mostly white males. Half the country will be considered guilty. It will be used to destroy businesses, steal property, incarcerate those that oppose the state narrative, separate families, to censor speech at every turn, and even murder.
“There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.”
~ Baron de Montesquieu
A very horrendous bill was introduced recently in Congress called the “Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2021.” The irony of this bill title is that it is not about preventing terrorism; it is about legalizing terrorism by the state against the citizenry. It would be more appropriately titled the U.S. Government Terrorism Authorization Act of 2021.
More @ LRC
Every single Republican lawmaker and figurehead should be required to watch the Rand Paul clip as a clinic for how to take on the left-wing media.
Rand Paul’s patience ran out this week when he made an appearance on ABC with George Stephanopoulos and the latter exchanged journalistic inquiry for partisan hackery. The ensuing fight, however, was a case study in what the media has become and how all conservatives who hit the airwaves ought to take them on.
Rather than pose legitimate questions to the Kentucky senator, Stephanopoulos, who made his money as a Clinton-era Democratic operative before jumping over to the world of “objective journalism,” assumed one of the corporate media’s favorite stances. Let’s call it “media antagonism.”
More @ The Federalist
In a free society, peaceful citizens deserve the legal benefit of the doubt. In an age where government agents have endlessly intruded onto people’s land and into their emails, citizens should not be scourged for transgressing unknown or unmarked federal boundaries. There are enough real criminals in this nation that federal prosecutors don’t need to seek publicity by destroying people who may have unknowingly illicitly violated politicians’ sacred turf.
FBI agents across the nation are tracking down and arresting Trump supporters who walked into the US Capitol during the January 6 protest that turned into a brawl. Scores of protestors have already been charged with unlawful entry—“knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds without lawful authority.” The media is treating this as a heinous and self-evident offense, but my own experience at Washington protests makes me wary of treating transgressions as treason.
I roamed downtown Washington on the day before the inauguration. The city was a ghost town, and most of the stores were either boarded up or out of business. More than a dozen subway stops were barricaded shut to prevent any guys wearing furry hats with horns from suddenly appearing from underground to strike terror into the hearts of the media.
More @ Mises
Former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) claimed Tuesday that former CIA Director John O. Brennan, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), and the oligarchs of Silicon Valley pose an even greater threat to American liberty than the rioters who stormed the Capitol earlier this month.
“The mob that stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 to try to stop Congress from carrying out its constitutional responsibilities were behaving like domestic enemies of our country,” Gabbard said in a video to Twitter.
“But let’s be clear, the John Brennans, Adam Schiffs, and the oligarchs in Big Tech who are trying to undermine our constitutionally protected rights and turn our country into a police state with KGB-style surveillance are also domestic enemies, and much more powerful, and therefore dangerous, than the mob that stormed the Capitol,” Gabbard continued.
More @ RTM
Conservative journalist Andy Ngo has fled the United States amid a constant barrage of Antifa death threats.
In an interview with Sky News about his upcoming new book, “Unmasked: Inside Antifa’s Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy,” Ngo explained to his hosts that “for an number of months now there’s just been increasing threats of violence against me, promises by Antifa extremists to kill me.”
More @ Resist The Mainstream