4 Dec 2015


Indian Government Fails To Get Citizens’ Gold, So It Shifts Focus To Temple Stash

The scheme has only attracted about one kilogram in a month, prompting the government to nudge temples through banks to hand over their treasures, the sources said, but at least one temple said it was still unconvinced by the plan.
“Convincing retail consumers is not an easy task, it takes time,” said a senior official with a state bank, who declined to be named. “We’re planning now to focus on institutions like temples.”
A finance ministry official said if banks fail to win over temples, the government could intervene directly by talking to the temples as it is looking for a big boost to the scheme to keep both imports and the current account deficit under control.
– From the Reuters article: India Targets Temple Gold Hoard to Rescue Monetization Plan
By Michael Krieger: The Indian government has been trying to get its citizenry to relinquish its gold to the bankers for a very long time. I’ve covered this saga periodically over the past several years, most recently in last month’s post, A Warning to Indian Citizens – Your Government Wants Your Gold.

Former US Secretary of Defense Joins PCR Former US Treasury Secretary In Warning Of Nuclear Armageddon Risk

The United States is on the brink of a new nuclear arms race that will elevate the risk of nuclear apocalypse to Cold War levels, former Secretary of Defense William Perry warned on Thursday.
SPUTNIK: Perry, who from 1994 to 1997 served as Pentagon chief under President Bill Clinton, delivered his remarks at an event hosted by the Defense Writers Group
"We're now at the precipice, maybe I should say the brink, of a new nuclear arms race," he said. "This arms race will be at least as expensive as the arms race we had during the Cold War, which is a lot of money."
The Pentagon is starting a major overhaul of its nuclear triad, made up of bomber, submarine and intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) nuclear options. Perry called for the breaking of the triad by dismantling the ICBM stockpile.
ICBMs, he said, "aren't necessary … they're not needed. Any reasonable definition of deterrence will not require that third leg."
In an August assessment, the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments projects that it will cost more than $700 billion over the next 25 years to recapitalize the nuclear triad.

Building A SafeSpace™ Is Easier Than You Think, Ladies!

By If feminist media is anything to go by, the state of the world for women in the West has never been worse! Under constant threat of misogynist violence, we innocent, delicate creatures must daily run the gauntlet of scourges like manspreading, mansplaining, manbreathing and manslamming. Why, I could walk out my door right now, get on public transit, and be assaulted by men sitting comfortably! My own personal experiences with misogyny allow me to relate deeply to victims of the Holocaust: they had some trouble on trains, too.
What I, and all women in the West, are desperately in need of is SafeSpace™. Luckily, it turns out there is a space, available to all women, where the risk of violence, assault and sexual harassment is reduced to almost zero, and the protective benefits remain in place as long as one remains in the SafeSpace™ and abides by the rules of that space.
It’s called heterosexual marriage.
Yes, ladies, heterosexual marriage is your best protection against misogyny and violence, and if you have children, being married to the father of those children reduces the risk of violence to yourself and your children even further!
Married women are notably safer than their unmarried peers, and girls raised in a home with their married father are markedly less likely to be abused or assaulted than children living without their own father.

Sleeping Dogs

I am tempted by nothing but the irresistible. Or something.

Nothing To Fear But The Fearful Themselves

Op-ed by Dan Sanchez (ANTIMEDIA): When I first learned of the recent attacks in Paris, a chill went down my spine.No,” I thought, This is all happening too fast.”
I was terrified. I was not terrorized, mind you. What happened in Paris was tragic, of course. But I was not so ignorant and innumerate as to think the kind of violence it represented was a statistically significant direct threat to myself and my loved ones. I was fully cognizant that, even with the recent uptick in terror attacks, the probability of my family ever being caught up in one was vanishingly minuscule. I am more likely to be felled by a deer or a bolt of lightning than by a jihadist’s Kalashnikov.
What terrified me was the response of all the people who are incapable of such a proportional perspective: those who saw the news from France and panicked, thinking “I’m next!” As distant as it was, the Paris attacks unleashed in America a surge of fear and of calls for greater police powers, as well as an attendant wave of anti-Muslim hate and war lust.
And as sophisticated and urbane as the French are reputed to be, they too let irrational terror wash over them. And under its sway, they permitted the State to run rampant over life and liberty. The public attitude was distilled by a young French citizen whose message to her government was, Do whatever you want, but keep me safe.”

The Myth Of Sexual Harassment

Professor Fiamengo discusses the absurd definitions of sexual harassment used in the feminist grievance industry.

Google Denies Deal To Jointly Monitor YouTube Videos With Israel + Hungarian Mayor Says Israel Behind Paris Attacks

JTA: Google has denied an Israeli government claim that it has agreed to jointly monitor YouTube videos that incite attacks on Israelis.
Google, which owns YouTube, on Monday denied that it had made such an agreement at a meeting last week of the company’s executives with Israel’s deputy foreign minister, Tzipi Hotovely.
A statement about the meeting released by the ministry last week, which remains on its website, quoted Hotovely as saying, We are engaged daily in confronting incitement to violence, a task which can benefit greatly from the cooperation of those companies that are involved in social media.”
The announcement of an agreement to jointly monitor inciting videos was removed from the statement, an Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman told the French news agency AFP.
Hotovely, who met with Google’s senior counsel for public policy, Juniper Downs, and YouTube chief executive Susan Wojcicki, was briefed on the companies’ system for identifying video clips that incite to violence, according to the statement.
A Google spokesman told AFP that the meeting was just “one of many that we have with policymakers from different countries to explain our policies on controversial content, flagging and removals.”

Milo Yiannopoulos V Rebecca Reid At University Of Bristol

"Have we reached an age of gender equality?" Milo Yiannopoulos

The Battle Of Marathon (The Histories Of Herodotus Excerpt)

Sargon of Akkad: The Battle of Marathon was a battle that took place in 490 BC in Attica, Greece, between the independent city-state of Athens and the vast Persian Empire. The Persian force of approximately 30,000 infantry, arches and cavalry landed at the Bay of Marathon to encounter an Athenian hoplite force of approximately 10,000 heavy infantry in a defensive position.