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Bernie and Esther were not the most religious couple and in fact, they really only went to church once a year.
As they were leaving the church, the minister said, "Bernie, it sure would be nice to see you and Esther here more than once a year!"

"I know," replied Bernie, "but at least we keep the Ten Commandments."

"That's great," the minister said. "I'm glad to hear that you keep the Commandments."

"Yep," Bernie said proudly, "Esther keeps six of them and I keep the other four."


You can't run through a campground.

You can only ran, because it's past tents.


A customer walks into an establishment and asks, "In what aisle could I find the Polish sausage?" The clerk looks at him and says, "Are you Polish?"

The guy (clearly offended) says, "Well, yes I am. But let me ask you something. If I had asked for Italian sausage, would you ask me if I was Italian? Or if I had asked for German Bratwurst, would you ask me if I was German? Or if I asked for a kosher hot dog would you ask me if I was Jewish? Or if I had asked for a Taco, would you ask if I was Mexican? If I asked for some Irish whiskey, would you ask if I was Irish?"

The clerk says, "Well, no, I probably wouldn't!"

With deep self-righteous indignation, the guy says, "Well then, why did you ask me if I'm Polish because I asked for Polish sausage?"

The clerk replied, "Because you're in Home Depot."


Women's Soccer Team Sues To Overturn Unjust Law Of Supply And Demand

U.S.— Star player Megan Rapinoe has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the United States women's national soccer team to overturn the "unjust, unfair, unconstitutional law of supply and demand," sources confirmed Wednesday.

Rapinoe challenged the law for oppressing women when it was revealed that men's soccer brings in exponentially more money than women's soccer, and as such women are paid less. The lawsuit, filed earlier this week, petitions the US government to recognize that the basic economic laws that determine wages violate federal discrimination regulations on gender.

"The oppressive, misogynistic law of supply and demand has conspired against women for years," she said. "More people want to watch men's soccer, so the men make a lot more money than we do. This is a clear example of systemic inequality that has been enshrined in economic laws for centuries."

"Also, I'm a woman, I'm gay, I have pink hair, and I have tattoos, and [expletive] President Trump!" she added. "Wooooooo!!!" She said she will continue to tout these facts as important elements of the lawsuit that challenges the law of supply and demand. "There's no way a judge will rule against me because I'm so brave.'


My husband, Cal, grew increasingly displeased as our teenage daughter and her boyfriend studied in her room late one evening. Finally losing patience shortly after midnight, he knocked sharply on her door. Her boyfriend immediately opened it and asked if something was wrong.

"I have to ask you to move your car," Cal told him.

"Oh, sure. Is it in someone's way?"

"No," Cal replied, "it's at the wrong address."

Quote of the Times;
“There are three things all wise men fear; the sea in storm, a night with no moon and the anger of a gentle man.”

Link of the Times;

Issue of the Times;
Inside the Migration Deep State by Chris Deliso

I reckon 99 percent of the American public has probably never heard of any of these conventions, summits and agencies.

The information that follows provides a specific context for events happening now in your local community (and country)… because the evidence of the Cabal’s global rule is always local. As Walter Sobchak put it: ‘This affects all of us, man!’

The migration deep state – vast, powerful, well-hidden in plain sight – can seem futile to take on. Still, at very least this monstrosity has to be analyzed, not just because of short-term events like President Trump’s 2020 re-election, but because it will affect the world your children inherit.

In 17 years of reporting from Europe, I’ve encountered many persons and organizations involved in what I’ve dubbed the humanitarian-development complex; the migration deep state is a sub-sector of this. From corruption and cover-ups in UN-run Kosovo and EU stealth legislation, to international NGO slush funds and anarchists fighting to break borders for ‘refugee rights,’ I’ve seen some things. When I was asked to speak for the Defense Intelligence Agency at the Pentagon in September 2014, to share some insights on security risks in Southeast Europe, the migration crisis had not fully materialized. But it was among my predicted threats (all of which, unfortunately, materialized within the following nine months).

I have plenty of vignettes to share, but another time. Today is about the 30,000-foot view, about tracing the contours of a super-structure, so that anons can understand seemingly unconnected events and research details within a context.

First, there is one rule to remember. The global elites running this industry do not want to solve problems: they want to manage problems.

Because… that’s where the money is.

Other people’s money. Massive sums of money that can be safely allocated on long-term projects, self-perpetuating grant cycles, philanthropic experiments and more- all leading towards the steady and relentless expansion of processes, bureaucracies and programs, all of which require… more money. It is globalist vampirism at its worst, and often, undetectable.

When I started followed #QAnon in late 2017 and thereafter, it was very interesting (and encouraging) to see the emphasis that Q, and thus the Trump Administration, was putting on illegal immigration and the related risk factors. Various Q drops have pointed to important issues like the use of MS-13 by the Cabal, the importance of the Wall not only as a physical but mental deterrent, and the Democratic Party’s reliance on open-borders policies to remain in power (the last is how leftist parties in Europe have abused open-borders policies for decades).

However, given the laconic nature of Q’s comms and the distraction presented by other burning issues, we’ve largely forgotten about the need to expand our thinking on the phenomenon of the migration deep state: what it is, who it involves, how it operates, how it justifies and defends itself, and so on. And I’m not just saying this needs to be discussed because I wrote a book about it. Or because roughly one million migrants passed by train (about two miles from my house here in tiny Macedonia- a country with a population of two million). These mostly economic migrants were passing through on the ‘Balkan Route’ from Turkey and Greece onwards to Serbia, Hungary, Austria and Germany, following Angela Merkel’s unilateral suspension of EU rules in fall 2015, during the great ‘European Migration Crisis.’

To put my experience in ratio perspective: this would be like if Justin Trudeau demanded the US government send an unlimited supply of migrants and 170 million migrants crossed the US from Mexico to Canada.

Which is exactly the sort of outcome that the ‘open borders’ crowd and the deep state that controls them wants- the sort of thing a Hillary Clinton administration would have done in a second, if given the chance.

The Sixteen-Year-Plan: A Fake Crisis, Obama’s UN Cash-In and What Should Have Happened

The migration deep state’s super-structure organizes EU programs, UN initiatives and the well-funded ‘civil society’ movement in migration affairs. The media and pundits do their part by launching a rapid-fire drama of humanitarian tragedies, protests, violence, political rhetoric and grandiose plans for saving the world.

In reality, the Cabal’s globalist migration policies are made in air-conditioned offices, far from the front lines and front pages, protected from public scrutiny by bureaucrats specialized in delivering death by a thousand footnotes to the citizens of sovereign states, in the forms of treaties and agreements and loaded annexes.

Indeed, despite the tangible improvements that the US (and some other governments) are trying to make to safeguard their borders and citizens, the migration deep state has not been affected – rather, its funding and programs have expanded, and at a faster rate than planned, as Trump’s abrupt interference with the Sixteen-Year Plan forced them to lay down their cards earlier than planned. This cannot be overemphasized. The kind of insanity demonstrated by the Democratic Party over the past couple years was not expected to be seen for some years. Had things gone according to the program, there would have been no need to rush immediately to the end game. They would have had eight comfortable years of HRC to implement the plan and enjoy watching the country’s disintegration. As Q has written, if America falls, the world falls. This is why patriots need to keep informed and keep sharing their research.

So let’s rewind to September 2015, keeping in mind this tacit contextual element: the inevitability factor. For in just over one year, Hillary Rodham Clinton would be elected president of the United States, taking the baton from Barack Obama, the man who had delayed her rightful ascension. By 2024, when the destruction of America as we knew it would have been complete, a Bush or a Clinton would have occupied (at least) one of the nation’s highest positions for 44 of the previous 48 years. Because that’s… totally normal.

That fall, Merkel’s open invite to migrants from the Middle East, Asia and Africa had caused serious problems for European society- and for the migrants themselves. After all, she hadn’t exactly provided charter flights. Instead they were left to their own devices, making dangerous journeys across land and sea, as we have seen with migrants traveling from Central America to the US border. Both here and there, the great humanitarians of the political and public elite force travel models that increase the likelihood of injury and death because such results are absolutely fantastic for fundraising and bureaucratic expansion. It is that simple, and that evil.

In Europe, billions of euros were made by everyone from human traffickers and mafia groups to international organizations and corporations contracted to provide logistical services for governments dealing with the ‘refugee burden.’ A moralistic MSM had a field day, contrasting the newfound piety of European leaders supporting the grand experiment with the obviously racist critics of the policy. In a particularly nauseating and hypocritical piece, Cabal mouthpiece Time lauded Angela Merkel as the ‘Chancellor of the Free World’ for 2015.

The 24/7 media coverage of what was largely a created crisis granted the opportunity for EU policy continuation (to be discussed further below) and international globalist migration policy, driven by the Obama Administration, Big Tech, the Vatican and migration deep state NGOs funded by Cabal foundations and financiers like George Soros.

The big cash-in was scheduled for September 2016 at the UN. To get there, the EU had to put the crisis on pause, which they did in a spring agreement with the Turkish government (this was done through the stealth diplomacy of a Soros-linked NGO, as I cover in the book). With populist grumblings rising, anarchist violence on the Italian, French and Greek borders, the shock of Brexit, and politically problematic criminality from new migrants throughout Europe causing local tensions, the bloc needed to keep the appearance of order for long enough to get to the next step in the Sixteen-Year Plan.

And this they did. Remember that as of September 20, 2016 and the UN’s specially-organized ‘Leaders Summit on Refugees,’ there was no reason for concern. HRC would become president, the US would continue Obama’s migrant policy, and the party would continue. The New York gathering of some 52 countries showed the migration deep state on full display:

The event kicked off with the typically nauseating rhetoric of President Obama, who shamelessly lamented the fate of migrants from countries he’d either personally invaded (Libya), terrorized with jihadist militias (Syria, Iraq) or droned to death (Afghanistan). Hussein’s hyperbole was geared towards supporting the Soros-Merkel argument that all countries must import more migrants, while sharing news about several multi-billion-dollar projects recently arranged between the US, UN, migrant NGOs, corporations and so on. Obama added that “starting next week, the United States will welcome and resettle 110,000 refugees from around the world — which is a nearly 60 percent increase over 2015.”

Remember, this was halfway through the Sixteen-Year Plan.

The 2016 UN event included these additional highlights that show the manufactured crisis of 2015 led to the deep-state payout of 2016:

‘George Soros is investing $500 million to help refugees,’ reports CNN, adding:

“The investments will be owned by Soros’ nonprofit organizations. ‘These investments are intended to be successful … but our primary focus is to create products and services that truly benefit migrants and host communities,’ he said.

In an opinion article in the Wall Street Journal, Soros wrote that his main concern is to help migrants and refugees arriving in Europe, but that he will be looking for good investment ideas to benefit migrants everywhere.”

Of course he would.

But not alone.


Big Tech/Start-up World/Finance announced plans to ‘invest’ $650 million, answering Obama’s “plea” for migrant support (Microsoft, Facebook, IBM, TripAdvisor, Goldman Sachs, McKinsey, Mastercard, HP, Google, Accenture, Western Union, LinkedIn, Airbnb, Autodesk, Coursera, SAP, Twilio, Uber, Udemy and Zynga), in line with a pre-cooked White House plan (full list of the 51 companies here).

No wonder that the UN High Commission on Human Rights gushed that the summit was a ‘game changer’ for migration matters.

Oh, and the autists among you will love these details from the above CNET article:

“Google said it will also contribute a $1 million grant to the Clooney Foundation for Justice, established by actor George Clooney and his wife, Amal, to help educate Syrian refugee children in Lebanon. Google has already donated $16.5 million to other humanitarian efforts.

Microsoft plans to team with local providers to deliver wireless broadband to refugees and international aid organizations in Malawi, and it’s teaming with HP to provide tech training in refugee camps in Lebanon and Jordan. That training will lead to certifications that qualify them for worker visa programs instead of requiring that they go through the more laborious government refugee process.”

So yeah, nothing to see here.

Now that you’ve seen how the feeding frenzy looked like, let’s get down to the structure and personalities at the heart of the migration deep state.

But First… Does an Unexpected Change in Terminology indicate the ‘Trump Effect’ at Work on the IOM?

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the UN’s prime agency on the issue, and thus is located at the very heart of the migration deep state since its establishment in 1951. According to the IOM website, it is “the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners.”

And it looks like something very interesting has recently happened there.

I was just pulling up the site to show you its insanely broad definition of “who is a migrant” – only to find that they have changed it within the past six months…

Thank God for screenshots.

I’ve asked their spokesmen in the past to account for the definition, simply because it was such an affront to common sense and because of its implications for the ‘global governance’ ambitions of the Cabal. Read it below, and you will quickly see why. I got some milquetoast answer at one point, but nothing that explained who came up with the definition, why, or what the intentions behind it were on a legalistic basis.

Not only has the definition been rewritten to make it somewhat less Orwellian, but it also comes with caveats that restate that the definition does not reflect international law, but only IOM’s internal use – something conspicuously absent from previous versions.

I’m calling this the Trump Effect. I’m guessing that someone from the Administration reminded the IOM of where much of their funding come from, and that pretensions to global population dominance were not cool. Would this definition have been changed had Hillary won and the Sixteen-Year-Plan marched merrily onward? Highly doubtful. Sometimes, this kind of tiny detail reveals much bigger things.

Whatever the case, it’s highly revealing – and frankly, a little encouraging – to see a Cabal main front agency forced to dial it down, even if just in terms of rhetoric. Because these definitions still matter - they are often the unstated ‘norms’ which underpin international treaties about which the average citizen is never informed.

The Migration Deep State Alliance System and Structure, Part 1: the UN Agencies and Programs

In order to destroy sovereign states, international and transnational organizations with zero public accountability, unelected officials, and budgets that always tend to increase will always remain the most lethal weapon. The major example here is the UN, with the EU having base similarities which will be discussed further on. But the United Nations, based in New York, and several of its migration and development agencies (based there and around the world) provides the key, indestructible, and thoroughly non-accountable core of the migration deep state.

One of the key such agencies is the above-mentioned IOM. Its growth exemplifies the inherent tendency of such international agencies towards bureaucratic expansion and acquisition of territory, funds and duties. When there are no checks and balances to restrict administrative sprawl (as sovereign states provide), such organizations naturally tend to expand. The IOM started out in 1951 in the post-WWII environment, with a strict remit of helping Europeans displaced by the war; indeed, it was literally called the Provisional Intergovernmental Committee for the Movement of Migrants from Europe (PICMME).

As it turned out, the organization wasn’t that ‘provisional’ after all, even though post-war Europe was back on its feet. As the UN consolidated its powers and conditions for global governance projects improved, the agency expanded globally, acquiring its present name only in 1989. As the official website’s history recounts, it has taken on quite a presence:

“From its roots as an operational logistics agency, it has broadened its scope to become the leading international agency working with governments and civil society to advance the understanding of migration issues, encourage social and economic development through migration, and uphold the human dignity and well-being of migrants. The broader scope of activities has been matched by rapid expansion from a relatively small agency into one with an annual operating budget of an estimated $1.5 billion and more than 10,000 staff working in over 150 countries worldwide. IOM currently has 173 Member States and a further 8 states holding Observer status.”

The second major UN organization of note is the UNHCR (UN High Commission for Refugees or, as we used to call it for fun, ‘Usually No Help Concerning Refugees’). Its mandate involves providing “vital assistance to refugees, asylum-seeker’s, internally displaced and stateless people, many of whom have nobody left to turn to.”

This UN body was established a year before the IOM in 1950; like the latter, it was meant to help specifically European WWII refugees rebuild their lives. The UNHCR’s official history even admits, “we had three years to complete our work and then disband.”

Disband? Well that would hardly be in the spirit of global governance…

And so the UNHCR expanded, first getting Merkel-style positive PR at the crucial moment (the entire organization won the 1954 Nobel Peace Prize) and then getting its own ‘migrant crisis’ via the Hungarian Revolution two years later. That secured its mandate and from then on it was smooth sailing to Africa and other points abroad.Today, it has become a global behemoth with over 16,800 personnel in 134 countries, and a budget of $6.54 billion, as of 2016. (They have the audacity to ask for your personal donations on their website as well).

So, Anons… how about a real-life example of how the UNHCR operates clandestinely in plain sight?

In fall 2015, a steady flow of Middle Eastern migrants that had entered Greece by sea from Turkey were massing on Macedonia’s southern border. The UNHCR had dispatched an ‘expert’ to liaise with the UN’s local staff and partners, as well as the government, to help decide what to do about it. Macedonia and Greece were not keen to cooperate (long story), presenting an ideal justification for globalist intervention. As usual, the UNHCR thought that sending some guy who knew nothing about the local culture, society, politics etc. on a four-month contract to save the situation. This operational style is built into the structure to guarantee anonymity, non-accountability and distancing/deniability when the UN eventually makes things worse instead of better.

A lot of people couldn’t believe it when I reported what he told me a few months later: that the UN recommended putting 30,000 Muslim migrants in camps inside this tiny, ethnically-mixed country then in Clown-controlled political turmoil. How could they think this would be a good idea?

Fortunately, the authorities of that time did not fall for it, and the situation was handled by (as I said) sending Merkel’s invited guests through as quickly as possible via train, making no stops. Three years later, I obtained leaked documents from the 2015 meetings of the UNHCR and the local government and NGOs – I highly recommend you take a look… because these docs show how the UN operates, and how this is very appealing to globalist corporations and anyone, really, aligned with corrupt practices.

Indeed, everything from ordering 33,000 mattresses and randomly handing out cash (cash!) to all migrants crossing the border, to putting others up with ‘host families’ shows how the UN instinctively responds to such crises – and how the migration deep state works in practical terms on the ground. No wonder that the biggest companies in the world rushed like pigs to the trough to answer Obama’s “plea for help” at the September 2016 UN conference on migrants.

A third body under the UN umbrella with relation to migration deep state issues is the UN Development Programme (UNDP), which is a core pillar of the larger humanitarian-development complex. Working in almost 200 countries, the UNDP is not only well-funded, but is the key driver in the UN’s 2030 development platform that has been so decried by sovereignty-minded persons the world over. As the official website states:

This is a critical time for the world. At UNDP, we see this period as a huge opportunity to advance the global sustainable development agenda. In September 2015, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. UNDP is working to strengthen new frameworks for development, disaster risk reduction and climate change. We support countries’ efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, or Global Goals, which will guide global development priorities through 2030.

The UNDP’s laudable and completely unattainable goals (‘zero poverty’ in the next 11 years? Seriously?) provide an ideal opportunity for mass redistribution of wealth from nations and institutions throughout the system, amounting to enormous and untraceable slush funds with inevitable political outcomes. It is worth noting that these Sustainable Development Goals were approved by the UN at the end of 2015 (during the European migration crisis) and codified in 2016 – another globalist goal reached at the midway point of the Sixteen-Year Plan.

As the UNDP is active in all sorts of humanitarian disasters, I’m surprised that the autists haven’t looked into the relationships between institutions and political personalities with such UN agencies at key points of modern history. For example, consider the heavy emphasis Q has repeatedly given to HRC, Haiti and New Zealand. One might find it interesting to note that in 2010, when the Bush-Clinton Haiti fundraiser was going on, the lead UNDP official interacting with Hillary Clinton’s State Department was one Helen Clark, a former New Zealand prime minister. They cooperated closely on the Haiti mission and others, as noted in this meeting recap from June 2010). Further, as Wikipedia noted, Clark “was also the Chair of the United Nations Development Group, a committee consisting of the heads of all UN funds, programmes and departments working on development issues.”

Nevertheless on May 24, 2016, WaPo-owned Cabal magazine Foreign Policy ran quite the hit piece on the doughty bureaucrat, claiming that UNDP insiders “accuse Clark of ruthlessly ending the careers of underlings in her quest to advance her candidacy and of undercutting the U.N.’s promotion of human rights.” By ‘candidacy,’ FP meant the contest for who would replace Ban Ki-Moon as UN Secretary General that fall – right after the US election that Hillary Clinton would certainly win. It’s rare that deep state actors turn on each other like this, and one cannot be sure whether the Clinton camp perceived Clark as a potential liability or threat (due to Haiti, etc). or whether internal rival competitors were behind the hit piece.

In any case, the UN top spot was won by UNHCR chief (2005-2015) and former Portuguese prime minister António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres, who also once headed the Socialist Internationale. In June 2018, Guterres approved António Vitorino (a former European commissioner and defense minister under his Portuguese cabinet) as the next IOM Director General. At the same time, Clark was relegated to opining that HRC had lost the presidency due to sexism back in NZ (infamous among anons at the time due to the country’s role in 5Eyes/SpyGate and Hillary’s visit to meet former Tony Blair protégé, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardem. But why would Hillary have wanted to see Clark? What are the chances that she knows where the Haiti relief money went? We recall Trump’s EO of 12/2017 that Q has highlighted often.

Probably nothing to see here!

The Migration Deep State Alliance System and Structure, Part 2: Think-tanks, Open-Borders Policies and the Foundations that Support them- Case Study MPI

The first category of entities shaping open-borders policy today comprises think-tanks with a direct migration mandate and universities (the big one being Columbia). There are just too many to discuss, so for one case study, let’s cover the most influential of these at present: the US-based Migration Policy Institute (MPI). Although associated with (and indeed funded by (along with many others) George Soros, MPI is actually an extension of the Carnegie Endowment (i.e., a central pillar of the Cabal): it came into being in 2001, when the Carnegie Endowment’s International Migration Policy Program (IMPP) was renamed and became an ‘independent’ body. Kathleen Newland, who had been a Carnegie senior associate and longtime migration expert, founded MPI together with Demetrios Papademetriou, a former director for immigration policy and research in the Clinton Administration Department of Labor.

As with the UN agencies, MPI is directly at the heart of the migration deep state, with direct ties to the Democratic Party and its open-borders insanity. Since (even before) its founding, the MPI has had a dedicated focus on Mexico (official page here). The general policy seems to be the gradual erosion of the US-Mexico border, as the Sixteen-Year Plan was meant to accomplish. And this has been a very, very long time in the planning; take for example Papademetriou’s 2002 MPI policy paper, entitled ‘A Grand Bargain: Balancing the National Security, Economic, and Immigration Interests of the U.S. and Mexico.’ It calls for more rights for illegal (specifically Mexican) immigrants, and (as its epilogue reveals) is based on extremely calculated political strategy regarding what the president, Congress and local political actors could be expected to win or lose from implementing the suggested migration ‘reforms’ after approaching mid-term elections.

Aside from lobbying, the MPI’s analytical output benefits from lavish funding and cooperation with NGOs, institutions, ground researchers and so on, which has made them an invaluable source of information for both media and government. This knowledge can be very useful. It might interest anons to know that, way back in 2006, the MPI released a detailed report on MS-13, its development from Los Angeles, spread to Central America and related issues. This indicated a deep knowledge of the gang since the 1990s. Interestingly enough, it is stated that the FBI had recently established a special unit for MS-13…

MPI’s open-borders lobbying carries over to its Brussels-based spinoff, MPI Europe, which was founded in 2011 and then played a key role in influencing EU policy during the European migrant crisis. It has systematically assessed the political orientations of hundreds of European politicians to see which ones it can count on for its open-borders positions. MPI keeps on trying to do the same in the Trump Administration- which, while definitely not in favor of the migration deep state agenda, has been unable to stop UN-directed initiatives that have been long in progress.

The most important such event was the UN’s December 2018 Marrakesh Summit, at which countries ratified the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration. This was a direct continuation of the ‘New York Declaration’ masterminded by Obama, Merkel, Soros and the UN in September 2016. According to the IOM, “the global compact for migration is the first, intergovernmentally negotiated agreement, prepared under the auspices of the United Nations, to cover all dimensions of international migration in a holistic and comprehensive manner.” Curiously enough, as of 2019 the aid agency has the world’s number of migrants as “over 258 million,” whereas just under three years before, Obama had given the somewhat more modest number of 68 million in his fulsome speech at the UN. Clearly, this is a growth industry…

Again, I draw your attention to the importance of definitions, because definitions are what creates statistics… and thereafter policy, followed by massive taxpayer wealth redistribution. According to the IOM, if you take a student year abroad, you are a migrant. And so on.

Although the US under the Trump Administration (along with Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland and Israel) voted against the Global Compact, even the most optimistic Anons have to admit just how difficult undoing the damage done by globalists in the migration deep state will be. I reckon 99 percent of the American public has probably never heard of any of these conventions, summits and agencies.

This ignorance makes it incredibly easy for the globalist elite to systematically carry out their plans.

The MPI and (notably) Angela Merkel’s German Development Cooperation Agency are hard at work on pushing the controversial UN policy, to reverse US policy and bring those pesky Central European countries into line. MPI and the German agency are now promoting the Global Compact in lobbying and a policy paper that “has tracked the compact’s negotiation and begun to look ahead to its implementation.”

That said, it probably wouldn’t come as a surprise that MPI policy papers have recently trashed Trump’s plan to deal with migration, while also showing quite a lot of interest in the 2020 census and the citizenship question.

Could it be that the MPI is actually a front group for the Cabal’s slush funds and Democratic Party’s election hopes?

Let’s see where their funding comes from. According to the MPI website:

“MPI is funded primarily through research grants from foundations. We also receive funding from organizations, U.S. and international government agencies, corporations, and individuals. Their investment allows MPI to provide thoughtful, unbiased research and analysis of migration and refugee policies in the United States and internationally. MPI is able to disseminate policy-relevant material and engage a broader audience through their generous support.”

So, who are these funders of MPI’s ‘unbiased’ open-borders lobbying and research?

According to the official website some of the ‘major’ donors ‘include’ the following:

• Annie E. Casey Foundation
• Inter-American Development Bank
• Atlantic Philanthropies
• International Organization for Migration
• Barrow Cadbury Trust
• International Rescue Committee
• Bertelsmann Stiftung
• JM Kaplan Fund
• Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP
• Kendeda Fund
• Booz Allen Hamilton
• King Baudouin Foundation
• Boston Foundation
• John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
• Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, U.S. Department of State
• Luso-American Foundation (FLAD)
• Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
• John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
• California Community Foundation
• Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
• Carnegie Corporation of New York
• Manhattan Institute
• Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
• Marin Community Foundation
• Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.
• m-Via Center for Applied Linguistics
• Suzette Brooks Masters and Seth Masters Center for Global Development
• Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
• Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), Oxford University
• Napa Valley Community Foundation
• The Chicago Council on Foreign Relations
• National Conference of State Legislatures
• Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta
• New Global Initiatives, Inc.
• Danish Institute for Human Rights
• Northwest Area Foundation
• Danish Refugee Council
• Stavros S. Niarchos Foundation
• Delegation of the European Union to the United States
• National Center for Border Security and Immigration (NCBSI), University of Arizona
• European Commission — Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, and Directorate General for Home Affairs
• Office of Refugee Resettlement, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
• Ford Foundation
• Open Society Foundations
• Foundation for Child Development
• Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
• Foundation for Population, Migration and Environment (BMU), Switzerland
• Public Interest Projects, Inc.
• The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
• Public Welfare Foundation
• German Marshall Fund of the United States
• The Rockefeller Foundation
• Global Commission on International Migration
• Russell Sage Foundation
• Government of Canada, Citizenship and Immigration, Canada
• SEIU – Service Employees International Union
• Government of Finland, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
• Smith Richardson Foundation
• Government of Germany, Bundesministerium des Innern (BM)
• Southeast Asia Resource Action Center
• Government of Greece, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
• Tinker Foundation, Inc.
• Government of Italy, Ministry of Labor and Social Policy
• Unbound Philanthropy
• Government of Mexico, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Secretariat of the Interior
• Government of Moldova
• UN High Commissioner for Refugees
• Government of the Netherlands
• UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
• Government of Norway, Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion
• Urban Institute
• Government of Spain, Ministry of Labor and Immigration
• U.S. Census Bureau
• Government of Sweden, Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Employment
• U.S. Chamber of Commerce
• Government of Taiwan, National Immigration Agency
• U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Migration and Refugee Services
• Government of the United Kingdom, Home Office and Department of International Development
• U.S. Department of Homeland Security
• Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees
• Walmart
• Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund
• Western Union Foundation
• Hamburg Institute for International Economics (Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation)
• Heising-Simons Foundation
• W.K. Kellogg Foundation
• Charles Evan Hughes Memorial Foundation
• World Bank
• Illinois Coalition for Immigrants and Refugee Rights
• World Health Organization
• Zellerbach Family Foundation.

And remember: MPI is just one of the migration deep state’s funded NGOs for lobbying on open-borders, anti-sovereignty migration policy. There are many, many more. All of these are important - the emphasis on some of the above is just me pointing out some that are particularly interesting or that have come up in separate contexts in Q research.

The Migration Deep State Alliance System and Structure, Part 3: the European Union and its Southern Expansionism

Like the UN, the EU arose from the ashes of WWII but (at the beginning at least) had much more humble ambitions. Its first incarnation was as a simple ‘Coal and Steel Community,’ between a handful of advanced Western states. The argument went that if France and Germany were obliged to cooperate on their industrial output, neither would have a monopoly on military materiel that could result in a third world war.

Of course, the ambitions of the nascent Euro-elite and their continuity of pre-war Marxist and Federalist ideologies were much greater than that (I have put together an intriguing collection of characters and events running from Count Coudenhove-Kallergi to today’s migration crisis in a short e-book, Behind the European Project: Shadow Aristocracy, Secret Networks, Religious Orders and an Unholy Union, for anyone interested in some of the back-history).

For many years, the European project was simply an economic community (albeit with increasingly centralized legislation for those who would be members eventually). But it was not until the Maastricht Treaty of 1992 that the European Union officially came into being. While it had plenty to do in cementing its own internal relations (not to mention dealing with the end of the Soviet Union and war in Yugoslavia), the bloc showed its expansionist hand by almost immediately moving forward with the ‘Barcelona Process,’ led by Spanish Foreign Minister (and future NATO chief) Javier Solana (another arch-globalist).

Known also as the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (Euromed), it began with the Barcelona Euro-Mediterranean Conference of 1995. At that event, European and some African states agreed “to establish a comprehensive partnership among the participants – the Euro-Mediterranean partnership – through strengthened political dialogue on a regular basis, the development of economic and financial cooperation and greater emphasis on the social, cultural and human dimension, these being the three aspects of the Euro-Mediterranean partnership.” By 2008, it had become known as the Union for the Mediterranean – a 43-country grouping that became a mechanism for carrying out integration treaties with Europe’s trans-Mediterranean African neighbors.

This empire fantasy was not just a Continental European thing. British deep-staters like Foreign Secretary David Milliband have been key Anglo-influencers. He in fact kicked off his new job in 2007 by proclaiming a vision for a “version of the European Free Trade Association that could gradually bring the countries of the Maghreb, the Middle East and Eastern Europe in line with the single market, not as an alternative to membership, but potentially as a step towards it.”

These policies are richly rewarded by the migration deep state. Since 2013, David Miliband has been President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, one of the biggest migration NGOs. (This Labour Party member has been lauded by Bill Clinton and, surprisingly enough, recently attacked POTUS’ migration policy in leftist rag The Guardian).

A major beneficiary (on an operational and financial basis) of these initiatives has been the southern Mediterranean EU bloc: Spain, Italy, Greece, Portugal and (since 2004) Malta and Cyprus. The role of the Greek and Italian leftist elite, particularly during the migrant crisis was huge; the leaders and shadow actors between such countries, and the EU and UN agencies have had a major impact on shaping EU and UN strategies towards using migration, to expand supranational power and influence across what was once dubbed a ‘Roman lake.’

Indeed, the degree of the Europe Union’s aspirations to spread its influence, operations, and funds southward should not be overlooked in the context of globalist, open-borders tendencies in the migration war. Take, for a more recent example, the EU’s ‘Khartoum Process,’ which began with an event held in Rome in mid-November 2014, under the Italian EU presidency (the EU’s workings include a rotating, symbolic ‘presidency’ for different member countries, while the real power lies in Brussels, Strasbourg and Frankfurt).

The official website described it thus:

The Khartoum Process is a platform for political cooperation amongst the countries along the migration route between the Horn of Africa and Europe.

Also known as the EU-Horn of Africa Migration Route Initiative, the inter-continental consultation framework aims at:

Establishing a continuous dialogue for enhanced cooperation on migration and mobility.

Identifying and implementing concrete projects to address trafficking in human beings and the smuggling of migrants.

Giving a new impetus to the regional collaboration between countries of origin, transit and destination regarding the migration route between the Horn of Africa and Europe.

This was no isolated event, and has been expanded as European elites continue to expand their southward reach. The Khartoum Process was considered a ‘sister process’ of the similar Rabat Process of 2005. These initiatives are included under the EU’s overarching Global Approach on Migration and Mobility (GAMM), in place since 2005. By 2013, it had disbursed 1bn euros in funding, two years after the Obama Administration had destroyed Libya through NATO (we all know who benefited from that adventure) and eliminated Gaddafi, who had long kept a gentleman’s agreement with Italian conservative governments to keep migrants from crossing by sea into Italy. But the stars aligned for the globalists with the arrival of a leftist Pope Francis (who made his first trip after becoming pontiff to the migrant-swamped Italian island of Lampedusa), and the leftist government of Matteo Renzi (which was only unseated relatively recently by a populist revolt).

So, what a surprise that when a sudden and completely unexpected migration crisis came along in 2015, a new ‘emergency’ summit was held in Malta in November (not long after the main spike in migrants caused by Merkel’s invite, and at the same time as the Bataclan terrorist attack in Paris). It resulted in the Joint Valletta Action Plan (JVAP)and explicitly linked with Rabat and Khartoum (read the proceedings here); as an extension of an orderly progress, though that’s not how the media depicted it. They preferred the cartoon version whereby heroic and generous Europeans were responding to an unexpected humanitarian disaster that somehow no one had foreseen.

Brussels was then able to pull together by the very next year the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (i.e., slush fund to launder among local and Euro-elite). According to the EU, the Trust Fund is meant to support “the most fragile and affected African countries.”

These have been efficiently divided into three categories, and indicate an expansionist ambition. The first group (Sahel region and Lake Chad) specifies Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal. The second group (the Horn of Africa) includes the countries of Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. Finally, the ‘North of Africa’ includes Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia.

Further, the EU notes, other African neighbors of these countries “may benefit, on a case by case basis, from Trust Fund projects with a regional dimension in order to address regional migration flows and related cross-border challenges.”

So, all that being said, would it surprise you to learn that the European super-state is presently running a big-data analysis center in the capital of Sudan? So it appears, from the official website and from the May 2018 Khartoum Process meeting in Kenya.

At the ‘Thematic Meeting on Data Collection and Management’ held that day in Nairobi, the participating states discussed “data management, analysis, and dissemination.” Discussion followed “regarding the data collection and management practices in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) region as well as in the individual countries, such as Kenya, Italy, and Malta.”

The event went on to plan for data collection management policy “for the purposes of optimization of migration management… and setting priority actions that could help reduce data gaps, on the one hand, and promote a better use of existing data sources, on the other hand.” This is all apparently being run through something called the Regional Operational Centre Khartoum (ROCK), which has a ‘Knowledge Centre on Migration and Demography (KCMD),’ both providing the bean-counters in Brussels with “accurate and relevant knowledge and analysis” regarding migration data.

But, as usual with these kinds of European operations, there’s a twist: some digging revealed that the actual management over at the ROCK is executed by CiviPol, an unusual public-private group of French spooks. As one employment website notes:

“Civipol is the consulting and service company of the French Ministry of the Interior. As a specialist in project engineering, in France and abroad, it provides customized advice, technical assistance and owner support services, as well as auditing and training expertise in the areas of homeland security and governance. Civipol works on behalf of French government departments, foreign states, corporations and multilateral donors, notably the European Union”

Well that is one wide remit, isn’t it?

When you research deeply into how migration deep state structures actually operate, you find that at the ground level, the actual face of the institutions – whether EU, UN, US or other – is actually that of private or (as in the ROCK case) semi-private contractors. This corporate aspect adds another level of depth to the entire deep state, and helps explain investments, donations, Clown operations, political symmetries and more.

But these details never make the news. Both the existence of trans-national agreements and their implementation are technical, deliberately obscure, and well-hidden on the backpages of bureaucracy. It is up to us to research and dig if we want to expose the criminality, corruption and overall malevolence of those who desire a centrally-planned, no-borders socialist paradise (for themselves, at least).

Chris Deliso is an American journalist and security analyst researching from Europe for the past 17 years, and holds an MPhil in Byzantine History from Oxford University. He is the author of Migration, Terrorism, and the Future of a Divided Europe: A Continent Transformed (Praeger Security International, 2017). His official website is
When do you go at red and stop at green?

Eating a watermelon.


Upon entering the little country store, the stranger noticed a sign posted on the glass door saying, "Danger! Beware of Dog!" Inside, he noticed a harmless old hound dog asleep on the floor beside the cash register. He asked the store manager, "Is that the dog folks are supposed to beware of?" "Yep, that's him," he replied. The stranger couldn't help but be amused. "That certainly doesn't look like a dangerous dog to me. Why in the world would you post that sign?" "Because," the owner replied, "before I posted that sign, people kept tripping over him."


For those worried about Alexa listening to everything we say, they should make a male version. It wouldn't listen to anyone.

If we say Libra, why don't we say leebrarians?

A survey says a quarter of Americans prefer to travel alone. Especially the married ones.

The son of a New York mob family was arrested for murdering his own father. Some had better Father’s Days than others…

The people who keep track of such things says that Vermont has the most UFO incidents. Now the Bernie Sanders thing is starting to make sense... .

A poll says 40% of young adults don’t wear deodorant. The only thing I can add is, this is not news.

Hey, here’s a new nickname: Milleni-smells.


"Did you fake it this time, darling?" the man asked after making love to his wife.

"No, dear," she replied.

"This time I really was asleep."


What's the difference between a poorly dressed man on a unicycle and a well-dressed man on a bicycle?


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Addiction is when we’ve lost the freedom to abstain.

Link of the Times;

Issue of the Times;
Boeing's 737 Max Software Outsourced to $9-an-Hour Engineers by Peter Robison

It remains the mystery at the heart of Boeing Co.’s 737 Max crisis: how a company renowned for meticulous design made seemingly basic software mistakes leading to a pair of deadly crashes. Longtime Boeing engineers say the effort was complicated by a push to outsource work to lower-paid contractors.

The Max software -- plagued by issues that could keep the planes grounded months longer after U.S. regulators this week revealed a new flaw -- was developed at a time Boeing was laying off experienced engineers and pressing suppliers to cut costs.

Increasingly, the iconic American planemaker and its subcontractors have relied on temporary workers making as little as $9 an hour to develop and test software, often from countries lacking a deep background in aerospace -- notably India.

In offices across from Seattle’s Boeing Field, recent college graduates employed by the Indian software developer HCL Technologies Ltd. occupied several rows of desks, said Mark Rabin, a former Boeing software engineer who worked in a flight-test group that supported the Max.

The coders from HCL were typically designing to specifications set by Boeing. Still, “it was controversial because it was far less efficient than Boeing engineers just writing the code,” Rabin said. Frequently, he recalled, “it took many rounds going back and forth because the code was not done correctly.”

Boeing’s cultivation of Indian companies appeared to pay other dividends. In recent years, it has won several orders for Indian military and commercial aircraft, such as a $22 billion one in January 2017 to supply SpiceJet Ltd. That order included 100 737-Max 8 jets and represented Boeing’s largest order ever from an Indian airline, a coup in a country dominated by Airbus.

Based on resumes posted on social media, HCL engineers helped develop and test the Max’s flight-display software, while employees from another Indian company, Cyient Ltd., handled software for flight-test equipment.

Costly Delay

In one post, an HCL employee summarized his duties with a reference to the now-infamous model, which started flight tests in January 2016: “Provided quick workaround to resolve production issue which resulted in not delaying flight test of 737-Max (delay in each flight test will cost very big amount for Boeing).”

Boeing said the company did not rely on engineers from HCL and Cyient for the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System, which has been linked to the Lion Air crash last October and the Ethiopian Airlines disaster in March. The Chicago-based planemaker also said it didn’t rely on either firm for another software issue disclosed after the crashes: a cockpit warning light that wasn’t working for most buyers.

“Boeing has many decades of experience working with supplier/partners around the world,” a company spokesman said. “Our primary focus is on always ensuring that our products and services are safe, of the highest quality and comply with all applicable regulations.”

In a statement, HCL said it “has a strong and long-standing business relationship with The Boeing Company, and we take pride in the work we do for all our customers. However, HCL does not comment on specific work we do for our customers. HCL is not associated with any ongoing issues with 737 Max.”

Recent simulator tests by the Federal Aviation Administration suggest the software issues on Boeing’s best-selling model run deeper. The company’s shares fell this week after the regulator found a further problem with a computer chip that experienced a lag in emergency response when it was overwhelmed with data.

Engineers who worked on the Max, which Boeing began developing eight years ago to match a rival Airbus SE plane, have complained of pressure from managers to limit changes that might introduce extra time or cost.

“Boeing was doing all kinds of things, everything you can imagine, to reduce cost, including moving work from Puget Sound, because we’d become very expensive here,” said Rick Ludtke, a former Boeing flight controls engineer laid off in 2017. “All that’s very understandable if you think of it from a business perspective. Slowly over time it appears that’s eroded the ability for Puget Sound designers to design.”

Rabin, the former software engineer, recalled one manager saying at an all-hands meeting that Boeing didn’t need senior engineers because its products were mature. “I was shocked that in a room full of a couple hundred mostly senior engineers we were being told that we weren’t needed,” said Rabin, who was laid off in 2015.

The typical jetliner has millions of parts -- and millions of lines of code -- and Boeing has long turned over large portions of the work to suppliers who follow its detailed design blueprints.

Starting with the 787 Dreamliner, launched in 2004, it sought to increase profits by instead providing high-level specifications and then asking suppliers to design more parts themselves. The thinking was “they’re the experts, you see, and they will take care of all of this stuff for us,” said Frank McCormick, a former Boeing flight-controls software engineer who later worked as a consultant to regulators and manufacturers. “This was just nonsense.”

Sales are another reason to send the work overseas. In exchange for an $11 billion order in 2005 from Air India, Boeing promised to invest $1.7 billion in Indian companies. That was a boon for HCL and other software developers from India, such as Cyient, whose engineers were widely used in computer-services industries but not yet prominent in aerospace.

Rockwell Collins, which makes cockpit electronics, had been among the first aerospace companies to source significant work in India in 2000, when HCL began testing software there for the Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based company. By 2010, HCL employed more than 400 people at design, development and verification centers for Rockwell Collins in Chennai and Bangalore.

That same year, Boeing opened what it called a “center of excellence” with HCL in Chennai, saying the companies would partner “to create software critical for flight test.” In 2011, Boeing named Cyient, then known as Infotech, to a list of its “suppliers of the year” for design, stress analysis and software engineering on the 787 and the 747-8 at another center in Hyderabad.

The Boeing rival also relies in part on offshore engineers. In addition to supporting sales, the planemakers say global design teams add efficiency as they work around the clock. But outsourcing has long been a sore point for some Boeing engineers, who, in addition to fearing job losses say it has led to communications issues and mistakes.

Moscow Mistakes

Boeing has also expanded a design center in Moscow. At a meeting with a chief 787 engineer in 2008, one staffer complained about sending drawings back to a team in Russia 18 times before they understood that the smoke detectors needed to be connected to the electrical system, said Cynthia Cole, a former Boeing engineer who headed the engineers’ union from 2006 to 2010.

“Engineering started becoming a commodity,” said Vance Hilderman, who co-founded a company called TekSci that supplied aerospace contract engineers and began losing work to overseas competitors in the early 2000s.

U.S.-based avionics companies in particular moved aggressively, shifting more than 30% of their software engineering offshore versus 10% for European-based firms in recent years, said Hilderman, an avionics safety consultant with three decades of experience whose recent clients include most of the major Boeing suppliers.

With a strong dollar, a big part of the attraction was price. Engineers in India made around $5 an hour; it’s now $9 or $10, compared with $35 to $40 for those in the U.S. on an H1B visa, he said. But he’d tell clients the cheaper hourly wage equated to more like $80 because of the need for supervision, and he said his firm won back some business to fix mistakes.

HCL, once known as Hindustan Computers, was founded in 1976 by billionaire Shiv Nadar and now has more than $8.6 billion in annual sales. With 18,000 employees in the U.S. and 15,000 in Europe, HCL is a global company and has deep expertise in computing, said Sukamal Banerjee, a vice president. It has won business from Boeing on that basis, not on price, he said: “We came from a strong R&D background.”

Still, for the 787, HCL gave Boeing a remarkable price – free, according to Sam Swaro, an associate vice president who pitched HCL’s services at a San Diego conference sponsored by Avionics International magazine in June. He said the company took no up-front payments on the 787 and only started collecting payments based on sales years later, an “innovative business model” he offered to extend to others in the industry.

The 787 entered service three years late and billions of dollars over budget in 2011, in part because of confusion introduced by the outsourcing strategy. Under Dennis Muilenburg, a longtime Boeing engineer who became chief executive in 2015, the company has said that it planned to bring more work back in-house for its newest planes.

Engineer Backwater

The Max became Boeing’s top seller soon after it was offered in 2011. But for ambitious engineers, it was something of a “backwater,” said Peter Lemme, who designed the 767’s automated flight controls and is now a consultant. The Max was an update of a 50-year-old design, and the changes needed to be limited enough that Boeing could produce the new planes like cookie cutters, with few changes for either the assembly line or airlines. “As an engineer that’s not the greatest job,” he said.

Rockwell Collins, now a unit of United Technologies Corp., won the Max contract for cockpit displays, and it has relied in part on HCL engineers in India, Iowa and the Seattle area. A United Technologies spokeswoman didn’t respond to a request for comment.

Contract engineers from Cyient helped test flight test equipment. Charles LoveJoy, a former flight-test instrumentation design engineer at the company, said engineers in the U.S. would review drawings done overnight in India every morning at 7:30 a.m. “We did have our challenges with the India team,” he said. “They met the requirements, per se, but you could do it better.”

Multiple investigations – including a Justice Department criminal probe – are trying to unravel how and when critical decisions were made about the Max’s software. During the crashes of Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines planes that killed 346 people, investigators suspect, the MCAS system pushed the planes into uncontrollable dives because of bad data from a single sensor.

That design violated basic principles of redundancy for generations of Boeing engineers, and the company apparently never tested to see how the software would respond, Lemme said. “It was a stunning fail,” he said. “A lot of people should have thought of this problem – not one person – and asked about it.”

Boeing also has disclosed that it learned soon after Max deliveries began in 2017 that a warning light that might have alerted crews to the issue with the sensor wasn’t installed correctly in the flight-display software. A Boeing statement in May, explaining why the company didn’t inform regulators at the time, said engineers had determined it wasn’t a safety issue.

“Senior company leadership,” the statement added, “was not involved in the review.”
As I swept up the latest round of shards, I began to wonder if vending machines were the best way to sell ceramic figurines.


A big, burly man visited the pastor's home and asked to see the minister's wife, a woman well known for her charitable impulses.

"Madam," he said in a broken voice, "I wish to draw your attention to the terrible plight of a poor family in this district. The father is dead, the mother is too ill to work, and the nine children are starving. They are about to be turned into the cold, empty streets unless someone pays their rent, which amounts to $400."

"How terrible!" exclaimed the preacher's wife.

"May I ask who you are?"

The sympathetic visitor applied his handkerchief to his eyes. "I'm the landlord," he sobbed.


Greetings, fellow wanderer. Are you homesick for a land you’ve never visited? If so, you may be stricken with a condition called wanderlust. I first felt the impulse, or should I say need to roam, while grinding out an exhausting 12 hour week at my father’s law firm. I grabbed only what I could carry and jumped on the next first-class flight to Barcelona. Fourteen months later, I can confidently say I’ve traveled the world with nothing but a backpack and massive trust fund.

I was raised a sheltered latchkey kid who had only ever seen the world through ritzy five star hotels across the United States. I’m proud to say that I’ve expanded my worldview by experiencing five star hotels all across the globe. My friends love to hear my take on current events because they know I’ve seen it all, from the the astounding glitz of Dubai to the sickening poverty of the Fyre Festival.

Growing up in an affluent suburb of Boston, I was limited to the same detached religious experience shared by most Americans when my parents would drag me to the Bohemian Grove once a year to perform ritual sacrifice at the feet of Moloch. After some spiritual growth abroad, I proudly flaunt my yin yang tattoo to honor the Hindu God, Buddha.

I wrote this blog post to say that you too can experience all the world has to offer with only a camping pack and incredible cache of wealth secured in the Caymans.

The key to living out of a pack is to only bring the essentials— a tattered copy of Eat, Pray, Love, a sage smudging stick, blood diamonds, a yoga mat and your Amex Black Card. Carrying frivolous items is like making eye contact with a housekeeper, you’ll regret it later. If you ever run into trouble, remember that you can get out of a bind in any nation using only some common sense and an Illuminati membership sigil.

They say “when in Rome, do as the Romans do.” In the US, I frequently leave generous tips of five or even ten percent, but this is frowned upon in places like Mumbai. You should have seen the look on the untouchable latrine-boy’ face when I nearly tipped him twenty dollars, several months pay in his world. Thank Shiva I realized my mistake in time and gave him the only gratuity he desired, a solemn namaste and a pat on the head before pocketing the cash for my tri-daily Fiji water.

Be true to yourself on your path, I’m bound for sunny North Korea. I hear the DMZ is dazzling this time of year and I’ve been meaning to add to my collection of foreign propaganda posters.


Fascinating Historical Origins Of Everyday Idioms

10. Scapegoat
Today’s meaning: A person who is blamed for the mistakes of others

Real goats may be saddened to learn the origins of “scapegoat,” which was birthed in an ancient Hebrew tradition. Yom Kippur was a day of atonement and the holiest day in the Jewish calendar. Made from the Hebrew words for “goat for Azazel,” “scapegoat” was first used in 1530 by William Tyndale. In Tyndale’s English translation of the Bible, the word “Azazel” only appears in the context of one particular Jewish ritual. Cutting it into two words, Tyndale translated it as “the goat which escapes” or “escape goat.”
Heeding the ritual was a way for the Israelites to be absolved of their sins, and it started with two goats being presented to the high priest. After the presentation, one was given as a sacrifice to Jehovah and the other was saved for a special purpose. Every one of the sins of the people were placed on the head of Azazel’s goat before it was led out into the wilderness. Like an unwanted child in a Brothers Grimm tale, the goat was simply abandoned away from civilization—according to some historians. It was much more likely that the goat was led to the edge of a cliff and “encouraged” to jump off. (The Hebrew word Tyndale translated as “escape” is more commonly translated as “go away forever.”)

9. White Elephant
Today’s meaning: Something that costs more than it’s worth

Coming from the kingdom of Siam (modern-day Thailand), this phrase was birthed from the customs of the Siamese kings. When the king took offense at something someone said or did, he didn’t leap straight to an execution. Offended but fair, he would grant the victim a gift, a symbol for the country itself: a white elephant. The offender was unable to refuse the gift, as doing so was equivalent to treason. Why would someone refuse such a lavish gift? Because taking care of the elephant would likely make the offender go bankrupt.
The introduction of the phrase into the English lexicon was hurried by the famous showman and circus owner P.T. Barnum. One of the first to bring one of the venerated animals out of the country, he introduced it to a rapt public desperate for the exotic. None of the spectators were happy when they discovered the elephant presented to them was light gray instead of white. Barnum himself knew they weren’t supposed to be milky white and worked to dispel the myth that they were.

8. Running Amok
Today’s meaning: A sudden assault against people or objects; out of control

Seen today as a genuine psychiatric condition found in nearly every culture on the planet, the phrase, as well as the idea itself, comes from the tribesmen of the Malay people in the 1700s. Excused as a curse laid down on someone by malevolent spirits, a person who was running amok would often be unable to reason, harming everything within reach until subdued. Sadly, the sufferer was often killed in the process.
In the 1770s, one of the earliest Western depictions of the ailment was given to us by the British explorer James Cook, who wrote about an episode he witnessed firsthand. The psychosis often resulted in the maiming of multiple victims and occurred without warning, cause, or target. The word itself derives from the Malay word mengamok, which roughly translates as “to make a furious and desperate charge.”

7. Gadzooks
Today’s meaning: An exclamation of surprise or annoyance

“Gadzooks” is an expression known as a minced oath, meant to allow Christians to avoid taking the Lord’s name in vain. The English Parliament actually passed a bill in the early 1600s to make it a fineable offense to “profanely speak the holy name of God.” It didn’t take long for Christians of the time to find ways around the fine. Eventually, “God” was changed to “gad” or “od” when combined with other words to make this easier.
The word “gadzooks” was the euphemistic form of the phrase “God’s hooks,” itself a reference to the nails or spikes that held Christ to the cross. Yet another phrase is “odds bodkins,” similar to “gadzooks,” with it taking the place of “God’s body.”

6. Add Insult To Injury
Today’s meaning: To make a bad situation worse

Ultimately derived from Aesop’s fable “The Bald Man and the Fly,” this phrase finds its origins within the translation of the Roman writer Phaedrus, who lived in the first century AD. In the story, a fly bites a bald man on the head. When the man tries to swat the fly, he strikes himself in the head and wounds himself mortally. As the man lies dying, the fly flits in circles above him and taunts him, condemning him for making himself look bad and for killing himself. In other versions of the story, the man lives but still suffers the indignity of having the fly mock him. (The original fable, perhaps the strangest surviving version, has the man hit the fly and then insult himself.)
Unfortunately for Phaedrus, the Roman emperor Sejanus objected to his writings, claiming they painted him in a derogatory light. Neither the exact punishment, nor Phaedrus’ fate, has ever been discovered, but one theory is that he was exiled and continued to write while suffering his punishment.

5. Between A Rock And A Hard Place
Today’s meaning: Having to choose between two undesired options

A phrase similar in meaning to “between a rock and a hard place” has existed since the fourth century BC. The exact phrase is much newer, only dating to the20th-century US. Coined by miners, it then referred to choosing between unemployment and strenuous, low-paying work at the mine. Those miners probably didn’t know the phrase originally came from the Greek poet Homer.
In the epic poem The Odyssey, Odysseus and his men have to travel through the Straits of Messina, an area of the sea guarded by two fearsome monsters: Scylla, a monster with six mouths and 12 feet, and Charybdis, either a sea monster who produced a whirlpool or simply a whirlpool itself. Opting for either one was sure to result in death, for at least some of the crew, so the phrase “between Scylla and Charybdis” came to mean having to choose the lesser of two evils.

4. Bust One’s Chops
Today’s meaning: Call one’s bluff; criticize someone

In the 1800s, when sideburns (and Ambrose Burnside) were at the height of their popularity, this phrase was often used as a challenge to someone’s integrity. The phrase fell out of popular usage around the start of World War I, as men needed to shave the sides of their faces in order to accommodate protective gas masks.
As a phrase, it was not only to be taken figuratively, “bust one’s chop” was also to be taken literally. A “bust to one’s chops” could reference a punch to the side of one’s face. Thanks to the popularity of sideburns between the 1950s and the 1970s, and men like Lemmy, the phrase made a brief comeback before fading into relative obscurity today.

3. Give The Cold Shoulder
Today’s meaning: To disregard someone

Although its true origins are unclear, the earliest written evidence of this phrase comes from the writings of Walter Scott, a Scottish poet and novelist who lived in the 18th and 19th centuries. Though his work never mentions food or gives any indication as to its origin, it is believed that it derives from an earlier phrase “to give the cold shoulder of mutton.”
The older phrase was used with an unwanted guest in another’s house. To save face or to avoid an awkward conversation, the host might serve an inferior cut of meat (cold mutton, for example) to indicate to that particular person they were not welcome any longer.

2. Basket Case
Today’s meaning: A person or thing unable to handle their situation; a crazy person

Used in the US as far back as 1919, the phrase finds its origins in war. Most of the earliest uses refer to a person who had all four of their limbs amputated, indicating they were “stuck in a basket,” with some feeling this was literal. Despite the repeated denial by military officials of the existence of any soldiers who were actually stuck in baskets, the rumor persisted for a number of decades.
The modern meaning came to us years later, possibly as early as the late 1940s. But the modern meaning is just a natural evolution of the phrase. As someone with their limbs amputated would be unlikely to be able care for themselves, it would stand to reason neither would a person with severe mental difficulties.

1. In Stitches
Today’s meaning: Laughing uncontrollably

The Immortal Bard, Shakespeare, coined many phrases, but we’ve picked just one. Derived from a phrase from his time and first used in the play Twelfth Night, “to be in stitches” means to be in such pain from laughter that you feel like you’re being poked by a needle. Even with Shakespeare’s help, the phrase faded from use.
Surfacing again in the 1900s, it had transformed from its original phrasing, “laugh yourself into stitches.” Though not as common today as it was in the 20th century, “in stitches” or “had me in stitches” is now common parlance. Shakespeare’s credits also include “break the ice,” “brave new world,” and “bated breath.” These are just a few of the more than 1,700 words and phrases we can thank the Bard for introducing.


The really cool thing about dating bisexuals is that if you ever had a sex change operation, they'd probably still want to date you.

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A man may make bold proclamations about being free, but as soon as he becomes free, he quickly seeks out an object or being to submit to, whether it’s a vice, a woman, or a god. It is impossible for a man to exist in nature without worshiping what he believes is higher than himself.

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Where the Democrats are Trying to Take Us by Steve McCann

After watching the first two Democratic Party presidential debates last week, it has become crystal clear that there are embedded in this nation’s body politic prospective oligarchs who are overwhelming threats to the future of the nation. The Democratic Party and its puppet masters are unquestionably a clear and present danger to the United States

The primary threat to this nation is not Donald Trump nor his supporters but an evolving autocratic oligarchy made up of the hierarchy of American Left, which includes elements of the political class, the mainstream media, the education establishment and, most recently, the titans of Silicon Valley. Over the past 25 years, while the bulk of the Republican Party and the hierarchy of the conservative movement myopically extended the hand of friendship, this cabal has been overwhelmingly successful in their stealth takeover of the Democratic Party, which is now the vehicle being utilized to manipulate the “unenlightened and inferior” masses with utopian promises and empty rhetoric.

They are doing so by promoting a so-called benevolent and just central government (i.e. socialism) dominated in perpetuity by the “enlightened” while promoting their brand of socialism and obliterating any opposition. Additionally, their evolving position on abortion and euthanasia reflects the mindset that deems virtually all human beings as mere pawns of the state.

The common mindset of all those determined to seize power in perpetuity, either by force of arms or the ballot box, is a profound contempt for the dignity and sanctity of human life. This is a philosophical necessity in order to view the bulk of the populace as inferior and therefore servants and wards of the state to be exploited or restrained for political or economic ends. Over time, this mentality inevitably and rapidly descends into the abyss of malevolence and the indiscriminate taking of life. The first irreversible step in the evolution of this mindset is unfettered abortion at any stage of gestation or immediately after birth as well as the acceptance and promotion of unrestrained government sponsored euthanasia.

Additionally, over the past 90 years virtually all potential oligarchs or tyrants have utilized the following six political stratagems, that do not require armed conflict, in order to permanently obliterate any opposition. They were first employed by Adolf Hitler and documented by renowned American Psychoanalyst, Dr. Walter C Langer:

Keep the public in a state of constant turmoil. Pre-identify favored groups by race, economic status, ideology or religion and through constant repetition by allies in the media and entertainment cabal, establish that any perceived disadvantage within those assemblages is solely the fault of another pre-identified and isolated group, particularly Jews, traditional Christians and the capitalists.

Never concede that there may be some good in your political enemy. State loudly and often that they are a permanent adversary because they are determined to oppress the favored groups identified in 1) above as well as being racist, avaricious, treasonous etc. (i.e. the worst people on earth). Thus, abrogation of their free speech privileges, their right to own firearms and to freely assemble is not only acceptable but a necessity.

Never miss an opportunity to repeatedly and loudly blame one’s political enemy for anything that goes wrong regardless of how inane or unreasonable. Thus, faux crises must be orchestrated as often as possible in order to blame the other side. Further, any natural disaster or any aggressive action by a foreign adversary must also be attributed to one’s political adversary.

Never acknowledge or divulge that your side is at fault or wrong regardless of the situation or issue.

Never, under any circumstances, leave room for civil discourse regarding alternative societal or governmental policies by proclaiming that those promoting any alternative have a hidden treasonous agenda. Continually maintain the assertion as being irrefutable that a central government, in the hands of the enlightened, can resolve any issue and make life better.

Finally, always utilize the ultimate tactic in promoting dogma or denigrating one’s opponent: The Big Lie. People will believe a big lie sooner than a little one; and if it is repeated frequently enough, people will sooner or later accept it as the truth. The fabricated dire consequences of so-called climate change; the contrived narrative of Donald Trump colluding with Russia; the myth of rampant white nationalism and the illusion that this is a virulently racist nation are recent examples of this stratagem.

Even the least politically involved Americans can see that over the past two decades, the hierarchy of the American Left and its appendages as well as many elected officials in the Democratic Party have been shamelessly utilizing all these tactics.

Further, this clique, in their disdain for human life is not only exploiting gullible and ill-educated armies of illegal immigrants as pawns in an attempt to create a new and reliable voting bloc and rend the fabric of the nation; they are also unabashedly in favor of unfettered abortion at any stage of gestation, upon birth or shortly thereafter, and have also begun promoting unrestrained euthanasia.

As confirmed by all 24 candidates presently running for the Democratic Party presidential nomination singing out of the same hymn book, this potential oligarchy, in order to assume power in perpetuity, is continuing its attempt to hoodwink the electorate with deceptive and unrealizable utopian promises straight out of the Marxian Socialist playbook.

Hence, the American Left, and its political arm-- the Democratic Party-- is the ideological and spiritual offspring of the callous authoritarians that ran roughshod throughout the twentieth century. The American Left may not harbor the murderous and tyrannical urges of many of those despots but their determination to control all the levers of power is no different. Over the past century, Socialism, regardless of its many names and faces, is a contrived Ponzi scheme utilized by those with either megalomaniacal or ruthless inclinations in order to permanently insert themselves at the helm of a nation’s ruling structure.

During the more than two years of his presidency, Donald Trump has not employed these self-serving tactics, he is unabashedly a promoter of pro-life causes and he has been a champion of liberty and capitalism. As someone who has firsthand experience with the tyranny of Nazism or National Socialism, I can say with confidence that Donald Trump is the antithesis of a potential despot and that the vast bulk of those who support him are patriots and the polar opposite of Fascist sympathizers.

Because of the unique structure of checks and balances set out in the Constitution, this nation can only function with two major political parties. One of these, the Democratic Party, as these dreadful debates reinforced, is now controlled by authoritarian oligarchs. Never in its 243-year history has the United States faced such a stark political contrast or threat to its founding principles.

Unless and until the Democratic Party permanently rids itself of those in the thrall of socialism and afflicted with megalomania or is discarded on the ash heap of history, the American people, and in particular many elected Republicans and the myopic self-serving Never Trump faction in the hierarchy of the conservative movement, must understand that there is no option other than Donald Trump in 2020 and a vibrant combative conservative pro- American or nationalist movement for the foreseeable future.
A new report shows that the DNC has spent more money than it’s raised this year.

That’s not a news story – that’s a Democratic Party platform plank.


Those fabulous Jewish Comedians

My wife and I went to a hotel where we got a waterbed. My wife called it the Dead Sea .

She was at the beauty shop for two hours.
That was only for the estimate.

The Doctor called Mrs. Cohen saying, "Mrs. Cohen, your check
came back.”
Mrs. Cohen answered, "So did my arthritis!"

Doctor: "You'll live to be 60!"
Patient: "I am 60!"…
Doctor: "See! What did I tell you?"

Why do Jewish mothers make great parole officers?
They never let anyone finish a sentence!


A new report says 49% of Americans under 35 have a "side hustle"-a second job on top of their regular job. I'm shocked: only ONE extra job?

Researchers say they have identified maximum human exertion. To no one's surprise, they weren't looking at me.

The captain of a tourist boat that crashed in Hungary was also involved in a collision in the Netherlands. That explains the word "consistent" on his resume.

Justin Bieber has challenged Tom Cruise to an MMA fight. I don't know who to root against.

16,000 people in Los Angeles now live in their cars, trucks, vans or SUVs. And that's just those on the freeways!

Listen to these Father's Day numbers - $467 million is going to be spent on gifts. $140 million spent on food and drink and $52 million on cards and wraps. And THAT'S just the Kardashians.

A study says snoring may make people age faster. Well, that explains why I look 196.

O.J. Simpson says his life has entered a "no negative" zone. Which I'm taking to meaning that whatever was negative in his life, he killed it.

A new study says having a life purpose is linked to a longer life... if you do it on purpose.

A protective glass layer on the Skydeck ledge at the Willis Tower in Chicago cracked under visitors' feet. No one was hurt, but there was some serious pants damage.


An airplane is in mid-flight over the ocean when suddenly the cockpit door burst open to reveal an armed, masked hijacker to a startled pilot, co-pilot, navigator, and a stewardess.

He held a gun to the pilot's head and said, "Take this plane to Iraq or I'm gonna spill your brains all over the place. The pilot calmly reached up, pushed the gun aside and says, "Look buddy, if you shoot me this plane will crash right into the sea and you'll die along with the rest of us."

The hijacker thought about it, then held the gun to the co-pilot's head and said, "Take this plane to Iraq or I'm gonna spill HIS brains all over the place."

The co-pilot also calmly reached up, pushed the gun aside and said, "Listen to me. The pilot's got a bad heart and he could keel over at the shock of my being killed. So if you shoot me, this plane will still crash right into the sea and you'll die along with the rest of us."

The hijacker thought about it for a moment and then held the gun to the navigator's head and repeated, "Take this plane to Iraq or I'm gonna spill HIS brains all over the place."

The navigator calmly reached up, pushed the gun aside and said, "I wouldn't do that if I were you. Those two guys have no sense of direction. Without me they couldn't find their way out of a paper bag much less get this plane to Iraq. So if you shoot me, this plane will still crash right into the sea and you'll die along with the rest of us."

The hijacker thought some more, shrugged and this time held the gun to the stewardess' head and demanded, "Take this plane to Iraq or I'm gonna spill HER brains all over the place."

But the stewardess leaned over and whispered something into the hijacker's ear. He turned beet red, dropped his gun, and ran out of the cockpit in a panic.

The crew tracked down the hijacker, who was found cowering in a lavatory, and tied him up.
The pilot then asked the flight attendant what she said that terrified the man so.

"I told him, sir, that if he killed me, he'd be the one who'd have to give you guys your blowjobs."


Three members of a weekly female bridge quartet were duly impressed when the fourth arrived wearing a gorgeous new mink coat.

"That's a lovely garment Dottie," purred one woman "It must have cost you a fortune!"

"But it didn't," said Dottie, "just a single piece of ass."

"You mean," continued the admirer of the coat, "One that you gave your husband?"

"No," smiled the coat wearer, "One that he got from the maid."

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“The urge to denigrate is an attempt to establish your own superiority by imposing humiliation on someone else - as well as a naked admission that you have no other way to demonstrate your personal merit.” - Tracinski,

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Hate Crime Hoaxes Are More Common Than You Think by Jason L. Riley

A political scientist found that fewer than 1 in 3 of 346 such allegations was genuine.

When I asked Wilfred Reilly about last week’s appointment of a special prosecutor in Chicago to take up the Jussie Smollett case, he was cautiously optimistic. Mr. Reilly is author of a new book, “Hate Crime Hoax,” in which he details how the initial publicity for supposed hate crimes tends all but to disappear if the allegations are exposed as fake.

So does the sustained press coverage of Mr. Smollett—the television actor who was accused of staging an attack on himself back in January, only to have all 16 felony counts against him abruptly dropped for reasons that prosecutors have never made clear—represent progress of sorts?

“It’s the archetype of a hate crime hoax. It’s one of the most flamboyant examples of the genre,” said Mr. Reilly, himself a Second City native. An openly gay black man residing in one of the country’s most liberal and diverse metropolises is set upon by two white Donald Trump supporters who brandish bleach and a noose while shouting racial and antigay slurs? “It was a situation so extreme and bizarre that I think we would have had to look at how much racial progress the U.S. had actually made had it really occurred.” The appointment of a special prosecutor, and the possibility of bringing new charges against Mr. Smollett, is a good sign, Mr. Reilly added, “but will we see the same amount of coverage when the hoax involves a less famous person?”
Mr. Reilly is a professor of political science at Kentucky State University, and his interest in hate crimes dates to his graduate-school days, when he became aware of several widely reported incidents in the vicinity of his hometown that turned out to be fake. In 2012 a popular gay bar in suburban Chicago was destroyed by fire, and the owner cited homophobia as the reason. The same year, black students at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside reported death threats from hate groups and found a noose hanging from a dorm room door. Ultimately, the owner of the bar pleaded guilty to arson and insurance fraud. And a black student at the university fessed up to sending racist threats and planting a noose.

More incidents followed, and Mr. Reilly’s skepticism grew. “This phenomenon of fake hate crimes did not appear to be small-scale or regionally based,” he writes. A gay pastor in Texas accused a Whole Foods store of selling him a cake with a slur written in icing. The store produced video evidence that the pastor was lying. A white woman in Oregon disfigured her own face with acid and claimed a black man had attacked her. Later, she admitted fabricating the entire story. After signs that read “blacks only” and “whites only” were found at bathroom entrances on the University at Buffalo campus in upstate New York, a black graduate student confessed to posting them.

Mr. Reilly eventually compiled a database of 346 hate-crime allegations and determined that less than a third were genuine. Turning his attention to the hoaxes, he put together a data set of more than 400 confirmed cases of fake allegations that were reported to authorities between 2010 and 2017. He allows that the exact number of false reports is probably unknowable, but what can be said “with absolute confidence is that the actual number of hate crime hoaxes is indisputably large,” he writes. “We are not speaking here of just a few bad apples.”

The author’s bigger concern, and rightly so, is the growing politicization of hate crimes, especially when they are directed at underrepresented groups and regardless of whether they in fact happened. The sad reality is that there is no shortage of individuals and entities with a vested interest in exaggerating racial tensions in the U.S.—from civil-rights organizations to corporate diversity officers to professors of race and gender studies.

These alleged incidents are invariably seized upon by politicians and activists looking to feed a sacrosanct belief among liberals that discrimination and oppression are the main drivers of inequality. “In the mainstream media we hear almost constant talk about scary new forms of racism: ‘white privilege,’ ‘cultural appropriation,’ and ‘subtle bigotry,’ ” Mr. Reilly writes, yet “a huge percentage of the horrific hate crimes cited as evidence of contemporary bigotry are fakes.”

If “Hate Crime Hoax” merely offered examples to illustrate the extent of this phenomenon—and the book offers nearly 100—it would be providing a much-needed public service. But Mr. Reilly has a larger point to make. The Smollett case isn’t an outlier. Increasingly, it’s the norm. And the media’s relative lack of interest in exposing hoaxes that don’t involve famous figures is a big part of the problem.
The owner of a golf course was confused about paying a bill, so he asked his secretary for some mathematical help.

"If I were to give you $20,000, minus 14%, how much would you take off?" he asked her.

The secretary replied, "Everything but my earrings."


Critics are saying the new Godzilla movie is just absurd. How could a film about a giant radioactive oversized lizard be absurd?

NBA referee Ron Garretson was arrested in Arizona for extreme DUI after crashing his car into a tree. Yes, the tree's feet were planted.

Saw this on the sign of an auto shop: "Stop here for a free brake inspection" and I'm thinking, "You know, if I was having trouble with my brakes, how am I supposed to stop?"

Saw this on a church: "Tweet others as you would like to be tweeted."

Televangelist Kenneth Copeland says he needs three private jets because commercial jets are "tubes with demons." Someone's apparently flown on United... .

A Florida man is facing domestic battery charges after he covered his girlfriend with ketchup while she slept. She woke up to a scene like in the Godfather, except this one would have gone great with fries.

A new book says the way to improve life is by learning to say no. I was going to buy the book, but just said, "No" and after doing that, I figured I didn't need it.

Lori Loughlin says she’s “exasperated” that her college admissions scandal case is taking so long. Well, she could always try to speed things up by slipping the judge a hun or two.

A son asks his father, "Dad, how many kinds of boobies are there?"

The father answers, "Well, there are three kinds of breasts. In her twenties, a woman's breasts are like melons, round and firm. In her thirties to forties, they are like pears, still nice but hanging a bit. After fifty, they are like onions."


"Yes, you see them and they make you cry."

His infuriated wife said, "And how many kinds of 'willies' are there? A man goes through three phases. In his twenties, his willy is like an oak tree, mighty and hard. In his thirties and forties, it is a birch, flexible but reliable. After his fifties, it is like a Christmas tree."

"A Christmas tree?" asked the boy.

"Yes," said the mother, "Dead from the root up and the balls are for decoration only."


The kids filed into class Monday morning. They were very excited. Their weekend assignment was to sell something, then give a talk on productive salesmanship.

Little Sally led off, "I sold Girl Scout cookies and I made $30." She said proudly, "My sales approach was to appeal to the customer's civic spirit and I credit that approach for my obvious success."

"Very good," said the teacher.

Little Jenny was next, "I sold magazines," she said, "I made $45 and I explained to everyone that magazines would keep them up on current events."

"Very good, Jenny," said the teacher.

Eventually, it was Little Johnny's turn. The teacher held her breath. Little Johnny walked to the front of the classroom and dumped a box full of cash on the teacher's desk. "$2,467," he said.

"$2,467!" cried the teacher, "What in the world were you selling?"

"Toothbrushes," said Little Johnny.

"Toothbrushes," echoed the teacher, "How could you possibly sell enough tooth brushes to make that much money?"

"I found the busiest corner in town," said Little Johnny, "I set up a dip and chip stand. I gave everybody who walked by a sample. They all said the same thing, "Hey, this tastes like crap!" Then I would say, "It is crap. Wanna buy a toothbrush?"


A husband and wife were sharing a bottle of wine when the husband said, "I bet you can't tell me something that will make me feel happy and sad at the same time."

The wife thought for a few moments, then said, "Your penis is bigger than your brother's."

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All behavior is driven by the desire to solve a problem. Habits are compound interest. – Clear

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The 630 Year-Old Reason Eastern Europeans Dislike Islam by Raymond Ibrahim

Why Eastern Europeans are much more reluctant to accept Muslim migrants than their Western counterparts can be traced back to circumstances surrounding a pivotal battle, that of Kosovo, which took place today, June 15, exactly 630 years ago today in 1389. It pitted Muslim invaders against Eastern European defenders, or the ancestors of those many Eastern Europeans today who are resistant to Islam.

Because the jihad is as old as Islam, it has been championed by diverse peoples throughout the centuries — Arabs in the Middle East, Moors (Berbers and Africans) in Spain and Western Europe, etc. Islam's successful entry into Eastern Europe was spearheaded by the Turks, specifically that tribe centered in westernmost Anatolia (or Asia Minor) and thus nearest to Europe, the Ottoman Turks, so-named after their founder, Osman Bey. As he lay dying in 1323, his parting words to his son and successor, Orhan, were for him "to propagate Islam by your arms."

This his son certainly did; the traveler Ibn Batutua, who once met Orhan in Bursa, observed that although the jihadi had captured some one hundred Byzantine fortresses, "he had never stayed for a whole month in any one town," because he "fights with the infidels continually and keeps them under siege." Christian cities fell like dominoes: Smyrna in 1329, Nicaea in 1331, and Nicomedia in 1337. By 1340, the whole of northwest Anatolia was under Turkic control. By now and to quote a European contemporary, "the foes of the cross, and the killers of the Christian people, that is, the Turks, [were] separated from Constantinople by a channel of three or four miles."

By 1354, the Ottoman Turks, under Orhan's son, Suleiman, managed to cross over the Dardanelles and into the abandoned fortress town of Gallipoli, thereby establishing their first foothold in Europe: "Where there were churches he destroyed them or converted them to mosques," writes an Ottoman chronicler. "Where there were bells, Suleiman broke them up and cast them into fires. Thus, in place of bells there were now muezzins."

Cleansed of all Christian "filth," Gallipoli became, as a later Ottoman bey boasted, "the Muslim throat that gulps down every Christian nation — that chokes and destroys the Christians." From this dilapidated but strategically situated fortress town, the Ottomans launched a campaign of terror throughout the countryside, always convinced they were doing God's work. "They live by the bow, the sword, and debauchery, finding pleasure in taking slaves, devoting themselves to murder, pillage, spoil," explained Gregory Palamas, an Orthodox metropolitan who was taken captive in Gallipoli, adding, "and not only do they commit these crimes, but even — what an aberration — they believe that God approves them!"

After Orhan's death in 1360 and under his son Murad I — the first of his line to adopt the title "Sultan" — the westward jihad into the Balkans began in earnest and was unstoppable. By 1371, he had annexed portions of Bulgaria and Macedonia to his sultanate, which now so engulfed Constantinople that "a citizen could leave the empire simply by walking outside the city gates."

Unsurprisingly, then, when Prince Lazar of Serbia (b. 1330) defeated Murad's invading forces in 1387, "there was wild rejoicing among the Slavs of the Balkans. Serbians, Bosnians, Albanians, Bulgarians, Wallachians, and Hungarians from the frontier provinces all rallied around Lazar as never before, in a determination to drive the Turks out of Europe."

Murad responded to this effrontery on June 15, 1389, in Kosovo. There, a Serbian-majority coalition augmented by Hungarian, Polish, and Romanian contingents — twelve thousand men under the leadership of Lazar — fought thirty thousand Ottomans under the leadership of the sultan himself. Despite the initial downpour of Turkic arrows, the Serbian heavy cavalry plummeted through the Ottoman frontlines and broke the left wing; the Ottoman right, under Murad's elder son Bayezid, reeled around and engulfed the Christians. The chaotic clash continued for hours.

On the night before battle, Murad had beseeched Allah "for the favour of dying for the true faith, the martyr's death." Sometime near the end of battle, his prayer was granted. According to tradition, Miloš Obilic, a Serbian knight, offered to defect to the Ottomans on condition that, in view of his own high rank, he be permitted to submit before the sultan himself. They brought him before Murad and, after Miloš knelt in false submission, he lunged at and plunged a dagger deep into the Muslim warlord's stomach (other sources say "with two thrusts which came out at his back"). The sultan's otherwise slow guards responded by hacking the Serb to pieces. Drenched in and spluttering out blood, Murad lived long enough to see his archenemy, the by now captured Lazar, brought before him, tortured, and beheaded. A small conciliation, it may have put a smile on the dying martyr's face.

Murad's son Bayezid instantly took charge: "His first act as Sultan, over his father's dead body, was to order the death, by strangulation with a bowstring, of his brother. This was Yaqub, his fellow-commander in the battle, who had won distinction in the field and popularity with his troops." Next Bayezid brought the battle to a decisive end; he threw everything he had at the enemy, leading to the slaughter of every last Christian — but even more of his own men in the process.

So many birds flocked to and feasted on the vast field of carrion that posterity remembered Kosovo as the "Field of Blackbirds." Though essentially a draw — or at best a Pyrrhic victory for the Ottomans — the Serbs, with fewer men and resources to start with in comparison to the ascendant Muslim empire, felt the sting more.

In the years following the battle of Kosovo, the Ottoman war machine became unstoppable: the nations of the Balkans were conquered by the Muslims — after withstanding a millennium of jihads, Constantinople itself permanently fell to Islam in 1453 — and they remained under Ottoman rule for centuries.

The collective memory of Eastern Europeans' not too distant experiences with and under Islam should never be underestimated when considering why they are significantly more wary of — if not downright hostile to — Islam and its migrants compared to their Western liberal counterparts.

As Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán once explained:

We don't want to criticize France, Belgium, any other country, but we think all countries have a right to decide whether they want to have a large number of Muslims in their countries. If they want to live together with them, they can. We don't want to and I think we have a right to decide that we do not want a large number of Muslim people in our country. We do not like the consequences of having a large number of Muslim communities that we see in other countries, and I do not see any reason for anyone else to force us to create ways of living together in Hungary that we do not want to see[.] ... I have to say that when it comes to living together with Muslim communities, we are the only ones who have experience because we had the possibility to go through that experience for 150 years.

And those years — 1541 to 1699, when the Islamic Ottoman Empire occupied Hungary — are replete with the massacre, enslavement, and rape of Hungarians.

Note: The above account and its quotes were excerpted from the Raymond Ibrahim's recent book, Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West.
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