Monthly Archives: October 2019

October 31, 2019

Mexico Records 500 Cartel Murders in One Week

The record number of killings in Mexico in 2019 continues with 542 homicides registered nationwide during a recent one-week period. Organized crime and turf disputes generated the majority of the bloodshed, according to government sources.

During a one-week period from October 18 to 24, at least 542 homicides were recorded by the Secretaría de Seguridad y Participación Ciudadana. In September, 2,825 murders were registered.

State (Homicides During Period)

*Denotes Border State Abutting U.S.

México State (62)

Guanajuato (60)

Jalisco (45)

Guerrero (41)

Baja California (39)*

Sinaloa (35)

Michoacán (34)

Veracruz (32)

Chihuahua (29)*

Puebla (25)

México City (21)

Nuevo León (17)*

Oaxaca (12)

Tabasco (12)

Hidalgo (10)

Zacatecas (9)

Morelos (9)

Sonora (9)*

Quintana Roo (9)

Chiapas (7)

San Luis Potosí (6)

Tamaulipas (6)*

Coahuila (4)*

Durango (3)

Colima (2)

Tlaxcala (2)

Querétaro (2)

The states of Nayarit, Campeche, Aguas Calientes, and Yucatan did not record any homicides during the one-week period.

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Deplorables: Trump, Brexit and the Demonised Masses (Documentary)

A film about the people who had long been forgotten, but now cannot be ignored — from the Rust Belt to the Essex coast. Featuring: Salena Zito, Matthew Goodwin, Glenn Loury, Munira Mirza, Paul Embery, Brian Denny and more.

October 30, 2019

American Paintings: Sunset, Lake George, New York – Jasper Francis Cropsey (Video)

Jasper Francis Cropsey (1823–1900), Sunset, Lake George, New York, 1867

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Universities Breed Anger, Ignorance, and Ingratitude

In turning out woke and broke graduates, they have a lot to answer for.

What do widely diverse crises such as declining demography, increasing indebtedness, Generation Z’s indifference to religion and patriotism, static rates of home ownership, and a national epidemic of ignorance about American history and traditions all have in common?

In a word, 21st-century higher education.

A pernicious cycle begins even before a student enrolls. A typical college-admission application is loaded with questions to the high-school applicant about gender, equality, and bias rather than about math, language, or science achievements. How have you suffered rather than what you know and wish to learn seems more important for admission. The therapeutic mindset preps the student to consider himself a victim of cosmic forces, past and present, despite belonging to the richest, most leisured, and most technologically advanced generation in history. Without a shred of gratitude, the young student learns to blame his ancestors for what he is told is wrong in his life, without noticing how the dead made sure that almost everything around him would be an improvement over 2,500 years of Western history.

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Jordan Peterson – Inside the Marxist Worldview (Video)

Professor Peterson dissects he motivations and dynamics at play when the Marxist ideology is allowed to unfold.

October 29, 2019

Chris Langan – The Two Possible Futures For Humanity – CTMU (Video)

The Cognitive-Theoretic Model of the Universe or CTMU (pronounced “cat-mew”) is a philosophical theory of the relationship between mind and reality. … Among Chris Langan’s claims for the theory are that it constitutes absolute truth, provides the logical framework of a Theory of Everything, and proves the existence of God.

The Arabs Sack Rome – Early Medieval Italy (846) – Video

The Arab raid against Rome took place in 846. Muslim raiders plundered the outskirts of the city of Rome, sacking the basilicas of Old St Peter’s and St Paul’s-Outside-the-Walls, but were prevented from entering the city itself by the Aurelian Wall.

Authorities Study Skulls, Fetus from Mexico City Cartel’s Witchcraft Altar

Authorities are working to identify 42 skulls, a fetus in a jar, and dozens of other human remains found around a witchcraft altar apparently used by the “Union de Tepito” cartel in Mexico City.

Forensic analysts are working to identify the remains found in one of the houses recently raided in the Tepito area of Mexico City. Through the use of DNA samples, authorities are working to identify the victims and determine if they match any missing person cases, El Universal reports.

Breitbart Texas reported last week on a large-scale raid targeting the Union de Tepito where more than 700 police and military forces arrested 31 suspects, seized several tons of drugs, and found two labs. Authorities also found a weapons cache which included a rocket launcher and grenades.

The raid targeted the operations of the ruling cartel in Mexico City. The group’s current leader, “El Lunares,” escaped. Authorities believe he was tipped off moments before the raid. Several local, high-level policemen are currently under investigation for their alleged ties with the cartel.

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October 28, 2019

Will Durant – Marcus Aurelius (Video)

Marcus Aurelius. (Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus; 26 April 121 – 17 March 180) was Roman emperor from 161 to 180 and a Stoic philosopher. He was the last of the rulers known as the Five Good Emperors, and the last emperor of the Pax Romana, an age of relative peace and stability for the Roman Empire. He served as Roman consul in 140, 145, and 161.

African History Disproves “Guns Germs and Steel” by Jared Diamond (Video)

There’s a question in the history profession that if sufficiently answered could not only reshape how we conceive ourselves, but reveal the best course of action for politics around the world. What makes the West strong? While there are many answers, the most popular of these has been Jared Diamond’s “Guns Germs and Steel.” You’ll see his argument all over the place, including a NatGeo documentary. But of course it has its detractors, to the point that some historians consider it pseudo-history. Now I think that’s going too far, but there are enough problems with his thesis that we can’t take it as the final answer to these questions. So let’s talk about that.