Monthly Archives: October 2011

October 30, 2011

Conquest of the West by Pat Buchanan

By 2050, Africa’s population will double from 1 billion to 2 billion people. Where today the six most populous Islamic nations — Indonesia, Egypt, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nigeria and Turkey — have a combined population of 885 million, by 2050 their populations will have increased by 475 million to 1.36 billion.

On Monday, the U.N. Population Fund marks the arrival of the 7 billionth person on Earth and raises the population estimate for the planet at mid-century to 9.3 billion people.

There is a possibility, says the U.N., that by century’s end, the world population may reach 15 billion. What does this mean for Western civilization?

It may not matter, except to identify who inherits the estate. For while world population is exploding, Western populations are fading. Not a single European nation, except Muslim Albania, has a birth rate that will enable it to replace its present population.

By mid-century, Western man will be down to 12 percent of world population. By century’s end, he will be a tiny fraction, roughly equal to the white population of Rhodesia when Robert Mugabe came to power.

The demographic winter of the West has set in.

With the median age of European nations rising toward 50 and above, and a growing share of the population over 65, the continent is going to need millions of young immigrants to maintain the labor force and cope with seniors and elderly in retirement centers, assisted living facilities and nursing homes.

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Video: To Catch a Journalist – New York Times, Jay Rosen, Clay Shirky

ProjectVeritas.com investigation. NYT Consultant and NYU Journalism professors of the self-identified media “elite” discuss strategy to legitimize Obama, help Occupy Wall Street, NPR tax loophole, defeating Perry and Bachmann. Jay Rosen says, “We are the one percent.”


Jay Rosen

The GI Film Festival

The GIFF’s mission is to honor the successes and sacrifices of American GIs through the medium of film.


About the Festival
The GI Film Festival (GIFF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit public education foundation, is the first and only film festival in the nation dedicated to the American Armed Forces. The GIFF’s mission is to honor the successes and sacrifices of American GIs through the medium of film.  For more information visit www.gifilmfestival.com.

Our Support
The Gary Sinise Foundation believes in the importance of honoring and celebrating the courage, heroism and dedicated service of our veterans and military community. That’s why we’re proud to be aligned with the G.I. Film Festival. Now in its fifth year, the festival has expanded to include 38 film screenings, red carpet events, VIP parties and filmmaker workshops.a This one-of-a-kind organization serves an important purpose: To tell the stories of our great troops, their success and sacrifices. It is our honor to join them in bringing this year’s best films to Southern California.

Cocktail Reception Hosted by David James Elliott at 7:30pm
Elliott is a Canadian-born actor who will next be seen in Darren Starr’s new series for ABC, “Good Christian Belles”. He is perhaps best known for his leading role on the CBS hit show “JAG” and again as the lead in Jerry Bruckheimer’s “Close to Home.” David recently starred in the FOX movie for television “Truth Be Told”, and holds a recurring role in the venerable hit series C.S.I.: NY opposite Gary Sinise and Sela Ward. On the feature side, David’s credits include “The Shrink Is In” with Courtney Cox and David Arquette, and the indie “Bed and Breakfast” under the direction of Dan Garcia.

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The Mexican government’s war on U.S. Border Patrol

At any given hour of the day, we have fewer than 5,000 Border Patrol agents on patrol on over 6,000 miles of land borders with Mexico and Canada. These brave men and women put their lives on the line daily to protect this country.

Down in Gov. Perry’s backyard in west Texas, where they supposedly have the Mexican border under control, another Border Patrol agent has been prosecuted and sentenced to prison for doing his job in arresting drug smugglers. His name is Jesus Diaz, and if you rely on the mainstream media for news of the border region, you have never heard of him.

In October of 2008, Diaz, a seven-year veteran of the Border Patrol, was part of a team of border agents who apprehended a small group of young drug smugglers. They had crossed the Rio Grande near Eagle Pass, Texas, carrying backpacks filled with marijuana.

In questioning one of the apprehended smugglers, officer Diaz allegedly tugged or lifted the young man’s handcuffed wrists and caused the smuggler some discomfort. Later that day, while being processed back at the Border Patrol station, the smuggler lodged a complaint with the Mexican consul, which resulted in prosecution of Diaz over a year later by the U.S. attorney for the Western District of Texas. According to the Mexican government’s written complaint, the man had been “beaten,” yet photos taken at the time showed no bruises, cuts or other signs of abuse.

Now, it is important to interject here a bit of information not routinely shared with the public by our enterprising news reporters. Smugglers caught with less than 75 pounds of marijuana are seldom prosecuted by the local U.S. attorneys in border regions because that “small amount,” which has a street value in Denver of over $300,000, does not meet their “threshold test.” They are simply put back across the border.

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Fred Astaire – Puttin’ On the Ritz

George Raft and Carole Lombard – Bailando Bolero!!

October 29, 2011

American Paintings: The Titan’s Goblet

Cole often provided text to accompany his paintings, but did not comment on The Titan’s Goblet, leaving his intentions open to debate.

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The Titan’s Goblet is an oil painting by the English-born American landscape artist Thomas Cole. Painted in 1833, it is perhaps the most enigmatic of Cole’s allegorical or imaginary landscape scenes. It is a work that “defies full explanation”, according to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Titan’s Goblet has been called a “picture within a picture” and a “landscape within a landscape”: the goblet stands on conventional terrain, but its inhabitants live along its rim in a world all their own. Vegetation covers the entire brim, broken only by two tiny buildings, a Greek temple and an Italian palace. The vast waters are dotted with sailing vessels. Where the water spills upon the ground below, grass and a more rudimentary civilization spring up.

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American Paintings – The Forgotten Man

Why did I paint this? Like many Americans I feel shock at the direction our country is heading. There is a great polarizing effect taking place in America today. There are many who swoon over Obama’s policies of redistribution of wealth. What will the government give me?

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Against the background of a darkening sky, all of the past Presidents of the United States gather before the White House, as if to commemorate some great event. In the left hand corner of the painting sits a man. That man, with his head bowed appears distraught and hopeless as he contemplates his future. Some of the past Presidents try to console him while looking in the direction of the modern Presidents as if to say, “What have you done?” Many of these modern Presidents, seemingly oblivious to anything other than themselves, appear to be congratulating each other on their great accomplishments. In front of the man, paper trash is blowing in the wind. Crumpled dollar bills, legislative documents, and, like a whisper—the U.S. Constitution beneath the foot of Barack Obama.

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Progressives are running the universities

Looking at the courses offered in Canadian universities, one wonders if the attempt to teach Western high culture is itself now seen as offensive. It is difficult to think of ethnic and gender courses as requiring any mental discipline internal to themselves apart from the foregone ideological conclusions for which they were created in the first place.

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It is well known that progressives have been able for decades now to exercise their control through domination of hiring committees and the imposition of politically correct speech codes designed to exterminate dissent. Dr. Li is not some isolated figure fighting for racial justice; he belongs to a department dedicated to teaching students to “think critically about the world around them” and “committed to link the aims of the discipline with the mission of the University of Saskatchewan”. Saskatchewan, like many universities in Canada, officially calls itself a “progressive university” committed to “employment equity” for women and visible minorities.

Of the 15 full-time faculty members teaching in Dr. Li’s department, eight are females, and three of the males, together with Dr. Li, are visible minorities of Asian origin. What is more, most of these members have research interests that touch on race, ethnicity, multiculturalism and social inequality. Among the many socialistic colleges, programs, and departments housed in Saskatchewan are: “Discrimination and Harassment Prevention,” “Family Medicine,” “Indian Teacher Education Program,” “Native Studies,” “Women’s and Gender Studies”.

A similar set of facts can be adduced for all the academics cited in this article. Jeffrey Reitz, who claims that white people tend to trivialize the experiences of minorities as unimportant, is director of ethnic and immigration studies at the University of Toronto, housed in a department in which the research and teaching areas are singularly left-oriented in character: “health and mental health,” “networks and community,” “gender and family,” “crime and socio-legal studies,” “immigration and ethnic relations,” “stratification, work, and labour markets.” Constance Backhouse, who wants universities to “take the lead” in dismantling the “mythology” that Canada is a “race-less” society, belongs to the faculty of law at the University of Ottawa, wherein the “Message from the Dean” states categorically and imperially that research and teaching are expected to be pursued “in a progressive atmosphere where issues of social justice are at the forefront of student and faculty concerns”.

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The universities of Canada have worked like a gold mine for progressives. Many of the professors cited in the article have multiple research grants, contracts with government departments, awards for research and teaching, are fellows of the Royal Academy and, in at least one case, is a member of the Order of Canada. I could go on for pages citing their academic honours. University Affairs might have done its readers a greater service publishing an article entitled “The Racism Industry in Academia.”

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Green Energy, Jobs and Minority Businesses: Wall Street Is Paying Attention

The all-day “Sustainability Summit” was presented by the New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council.

Last week in New York, for the first time ever in the same room, Fortune 500 Corporations, some 200 minority owned small businesses and more than 40 panel experts gathered to discuss ways to create jobs, help the environment, reduce dependency on foreign oil and assist multi-ethnic businesses to bring economic development to the country’s hardest hit communities.

The all-day “Sustainability Summit” was presented by the New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council. The Summit was created to identify U.S.-based innovative minority small businesses in the cleantech and greentech world and provide them access to capital strategic partnering with large corporations.

The Summit’s Founding Director is Kevin V.G. Wells, General Counsel and Director of Minority Business Services to The Council, an organization that certifies minority business enterprises for Fortune 500 corporations. Here is what he had to say about the conference:

Q: What was the main achievement of this gathering?

A: At the Summit, the small business survival “three C’s mantra” — Capital, Competency, Capacity — was immediately thrust into the same room with the Fortune 500 sustainability “three P’s principle” — People, Planet, Productivity. The energy within and across sectors was unprecedented. Contacts and contracts were the topics of many discussions. The uniqueness of this comprehensive industry-wide sustainability conference was its laser focus on exploring and resolving the sustainability concerns of both a large multi-ethnic supplier base and purchasing corporations.

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