February 18, 2018

Hungary’s Orban calls for global anti-migrant alliance with eye on 2018 elections

“Absurd as it may sound the danger we face comes from the West, from politicians in Brussels, Berlin and Paris,” Orban said to loud applause. “Of course we will fight, and use ever stronger legal tools. The first is our ‘Stop Soros’ law.”

Hungarian leader Viktor Orban called on Sunday for a global alliance against migration as his right-wing populist Fidesz party began campaigning for an April 8 election in which it is expected to win a third consecutive landslide victory.

Popular at home but increasingly at odds politically and economically with mainstream European Union peers, Orban has thrived on external controversy, including repeated clashes with Brussels and lately the United Nations.

Those conflicts, mostly centered on migration since people fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East and Africa flooded into Europe in 2015, have intensified as the elections approach and Orban poses as a savior of Europe’s Christian nations.

“Christianity is Europe’s last hope,” Orban told an audience of party faithful at the foot of the Royal Castle in Budapest. With mass immigration, especially from Africa, “our worst nightmares can come true. The West falls as it fails to see Europe being overrun.”

Orban is widely credited for reversing an economic slump in Hungary and controlling its public finances, culminating in a return to investment-grade for its debt, which was cut to ‘junk’ during the 2008 global economic crisis.


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Complete Classic Movie: Sky Full of Moon (1952)

Stars: Carleton Carpenter, Jan Sterling, Keenan Wynn. Harley ‘Tumbleweeds’ Williams is a mellow rodeo competitor who lacks entry fee cash. He enters a casino owned by Al and increases, then loses his money. Club employee Dixie hatches a plan to get both her and Harley a small fortune.

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Video: ‘F*ck All of You!’ California Open Borders Activists Surround DHS Agents

A group of open borders activists blocked and surrounded federal immigration officials in downtown Los Angeles, California on Thursday, preventing the agents from accessing a nearby detention center.

Coordinated by a slew of open borders groups, about 50 illegal immigrant activists stopped a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) van of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents while they were on their way to a detention center.

The open borders activists shouted, “Stop the deportations!” and other pro-illegal immigration chants, as captured by Los Angeles Times reporter Marcus Yam.

“Hey hey! Ho ho! Deportations have got to go!” the activists can be heard shouting at ICE agents. Another open borders activists shouted at Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers, saying “F*ck all you n*ggas!”


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Twin Brothers Arrested in Bronx Hatched Terror Plot That Involved Underage Sex, Student Labor: Investigators (Video)

In their fourth-floor apartment, according to investigators, the Toro brothers carried out bomb-making activity for months. However, according to the complaint against the Toros, it wasn’t just the twin brothers involved.

New details are emerging about twin brothers being held without bail on accusations that they’d amassed bomb-making materials, with the intention of eventually building and using an explosive device in New York.

Their story also involves allegations of sex with a minor, incriminating diary entries and threats to school safety, according to KTLA sister station KPIX in New York City.

The school involved is the one in Harlem where one of the brothers was a teacher. Administrators are being credited with helping to foil a potential plot of mass destruction.

Still, school officials aren’t above criticism by some parents concerned about their children’s safety.

The story has two main locations — Harlem Prep High School, where one of the brothers, Christian Toro, taught special education — and the home where the brothers, Tyler and Christian, both, 27, lived, in the Pelham Parkway section of the Bronx.


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Quick Pix: Gloria Grahame in ‘The Big Heat’ w/Video

The Big Heat is a 1953 film noir directed by Fritz Lang, starring Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame and Jocelyn Brando, and featuring Lee Marvin. It centers on a cop who takes on the crime syndicate that controls his city, after the murder of his wife. The film was written by former crime reporter Sydney Boehm, based on a serial by William P. McGivern, which appeared in the Saturday Evening Post and was published as a novel in 1953.

Sam Phillips: The Man who Invented Rock & Roll (Documentary)

This is a A&E Biography Channel UK Documentary of the man who changed the world of music. Profiling Sam Phillips, founder of Sun Records in Memphis, TN., who discovered Elvis Presley and who has been called the “Father of Rock and Roll.” Included: archival footage and comments from Ike Turner and Jerry Lee Lewis. Host: Billy Bob Thornton.

Jordan Peterson Knows What You’re Thinking

The rockstar of modern psychology strips the mythology off divisive beliefs.

Jordan Peterson is a Canadian psychologist whose seemingly overnight ascent to cultural rockstar comes after years of deep scholarship in many disciplines. His new book, 12 Rules for Life, is atop bestseller lists, and millions have followed his lectures on YouTube. He has a penchant for seeing the application of micro-scale information to societal problems. Over a breakfast Skype from New York to his hometown of Fairview, Alberta, he spoke on topics ranging from intellectual and economic inequality to sexual mythology.

AB: Your interview with Cathy Newman on England’s Channel 4 has been so popular that you’ve done multiple interviews after about the interview.

JP: I know, that’s pretty strange, eh?

AB: It really hit a nerve. In one interview after the Channel 4 debacle, you said that Newman’s behavior was “animus possession”. That’s a term with precise Jungian meaning. What does it look like when someone is acting out an animus possession?

JP: The fundamental attribute is the use of arbitrary opinions, often but not necessarily with an intellectual flavor, to provoke. It’s something more akin to a characterological challenge than to an intellectual exchange. And the purpose of it in some sense is to see if you’re foolish enough to engage in the argument itself, even though it’s not a real discussion, and to assess whether you’re competent, I suppose, or capable of holding your temper. People who engage in it try to locate themselves – it’s a test. And the right way to pass a test when you’re dealing with someone who’s animus-possessed is not to take the bait, no matter what. If you engage in the argument, you lose. Whether you win or lose the argument, you lose by engaging in the argument. Because you validate the claim that the territory that’s been staked out in the manner it’s been staked out is the territory that should be subject to dispute.


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February 17, 2018

Movie of the Week: A Glitch in the Matrix (2018)

A Glitch in the Matrix: Dr Jordan B. Peterson, the Intellectual Dark Web & the Mainstream Media: Documentary by Journalist David Fuller.

Johan Norberg: The Truth about Swedish Socialism (Video)

Johan Norberg (born 27 August 1973) is a Swedish author and historian. He regards himself as a classical liberal. He is arguably most known as the author of “In Defense of Global Capitalism” (2001) and as a fellow of the Cato institute. In this clip, he talks about the myth of Swedish socialism.

The Roy Rogers Museum (Video)

A look round the museum in 1999.