COLLECTIVE MADNESS


“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Iran Un-Veils Secret Weapon to Frustrate Western Advances. Pentagon Concerned. Clinton Offers to Intervene.

With respect to Islamic Fascism [Michael Ledeen]
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is trying his hand at a new social endeavor: family planning on a national scale. The Iranian president has announced his willingness to decrease the number of hours worked by married professionals in an average week as a way of encouraging greater fertility. Ahmadinejad’s plan, which is said to be currently under review by the Ministry of Health, would reverse population control measures put in place by the regime over the past decade to boost prosperity. It envisions a near-doubling of Iran's population, to some 120 million souls, in the foreseeable future.

Ahmadinejad's initiative appears to have a clear objective: international dominance. "Westerners have got problems," the Iranian president has told reporters. "Because their population growth is negative, they are worried and fear that if our population increases, we will triumph over them." (London BBC, October 23, 2006; Melbourne The Age, October 24, 2006)

45 comments:

  1. British scientists grow human liver in a laboratory

    Just add some fava beans and a nice chianti and hell you're there

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  2. (sound of siren, cops pulling over car)

    "Sir, would you step out of the car please?"

    "Officer I was doing the speed limit"
    "Fine just get out of the car"
    "Alright, but can you tell me what I've done?
    (cop) We're checking people for trans fatty acids"
    "Trans fatty..."
    "Sir just stay calm. Now turn around and put you hands on the cartop"
    (cop pulls out yellow tape measure)
    "Sir ,I'm gonna have to measure your waist, so hold still"
    "You're what?
    "Sir don't make me cuff you"
    (cop measure waist of motorist)
    "Sir you're a 48 inch waist, I'm afraid I'm gonna have to ticket you"
    "Ticket?"
    "yes sir, trans fatty acid violation. You can pay the fine by mail, sign here"
    (motorist signs)
    (cop) " One more thing sir, when I pulled up I thought I smelled cigarette smoke. You weren't smoking in your car were you?

    "no officer"
    "good, you can go"

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  3. Cruisin' down the center of a two way street
    Wond'rin' who is really in the driver's seat
    Mindin' my bus'ness along comes big brother
    Says, "Son, you better get on one side or the other."

    I'm out on the border, I'm walkin' the line
    Don't you tell me 'bout your law and order
    I'm try'n' to change this water to wine.

    After a hard day, I'm safe at home
    Foolin' with my baby on the telephone
    Out of nowhere somebody cuts in and
    Says, "Hmm, you in some trouble boy, we know where you're been."

    I'm out on the border
    I thought this was a private line
    Don't you tell me 'bout your law and order
    I'm try'n' to change this water to wine

    Never mind your name, just give us your number, mm
    Never mind your face, just show us your card, mm
    And we wanna know whose wing are you under
    You better step to the right or we can make it hard

    I'm stuck on the border
    All I wanted was some peace of mind
    Don't you tell me 'bout your law and order
    I'm try'n' to change this water to wine

    Can't you see I'm tryin to change this water to wine
    Don't you tell me 'bout your law and order
    Sick and tired of all your law and order
    Sick and tired of it

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  4. only 1.2 percent of Marine Corps recruits for the first three quarters of fiscal year 2006 scored in Category IV,

    Who are these Recruits?

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  5. Somethings Happening Here (song)
    (Trans fatty song)


    There's something happening here

    What it is ain't exactly clear

    There's a man with a gut over there

    Telling me he got it from beer

    I think it's time we stop, children, see who's round

    Trans fatty acids gonna take you down

    Calorie lines being drawn

    Nobody's fat if everybody's strong

    Young people eat'n pork rinds

    Getting so much tissue on their behinds

    I think it's time we stop, hey, watch that pound

    Everybody look what's going down

    What a field-day for the heat

    A thousand pounders in the street

    Sipping slushes and eat'n ding dongs

    Mostly say, who cares it's my size

    It's time we stop, hey, watch those pounds

    Everybody look what's going down

    Paranoia strikes deep

    Into your life it will creep

    It starts when you're always afraid

    You step out of line, the man come and take you away

    We better stop, hey, watch those pounds

    Everybody look what's going down

    Stop, hey, what's that sound

    Everybody look what's going down

    Stop, now, what's that sound

    Everybody look what's going down

    Stop, children, what's that mound

    Everybody look what's going down

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  7. Rufus,
    Outstanding piece of work. The Heritage Foundations knows what the hell, don't they. I've admired their work for decades. It holds up under scrutiny.
    Semper Fi

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  8. "... Although only about 7 percent of recruits for 2003–2005 entered the military with some college experi­ence, ..."
    From rufus's previous link

    Mr Kerry was at Pasadena City College when he made his statement. So it seems reasonable that 93% of the audience, at least, had no desire to join the military, since so few that have been college students choose military service.
    The remark fit the audience.

    Mr JFKerry is a sack of shit, but he wasn't wrong, this time.

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  9. He was dead wrong, and if you can't see it you're the same as him.

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  10. Fascinatin’ rhythm:

    “ONE HUNDRED PERCENT of Britain's 'home-grown terrorists' planning to blow up 12 trans-Atlantic aircraft filled with non-combatant men, women and children at random are Muslims. ONE HUNDRED PERCENT of Canada's 'home-grown terrorists' are Muslims. ONE HUNDRED PERCENT of the detainees in the war on terror are Muslims.

    “ONE HUNDRED PERCENT of the terrorists killed in active combat against the United States were Muslims. ONE HUNDRED PERCENT of the suicide bombers who blew themselves up as an act of war against the West were Muslims.

    ONE HUNDRED PERCENT of the terrorists who murdered more than three thousand innocent people on September 11 in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania were Muslims.”

    The One Hundred Percent Reality: Terror – Islam

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  11. Kerry..dissing our troops

    Kennedy...offering the Soviets help to undermine a US election

    Murtha ... on foreign soil giving
    Jane Fonda comfort to the enemy

    Rangel ... calls VP sonofabitch

    Burger ..stealing top secret material and destroying it

    Clinton ..selling secrets to Chinese for campaign donations

    These are treacherous people. They should be tried and convicted and hanged by the neck until dead ..if found guilty.
    They are at minimum subverting America and aiding our enemies..hell they are the enemy.

    The list could go down the line of the Democratic Party Leadership...Lenin's useful idiots.

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  12. Allen,
    But,but Baghdad Bob wouldn't lie to us.

    "Red" Ted Kennedy would contact the Soviets and offer a deal to help them fuck up a US election.

    John Kerry would never diss our troops while they are in harms way.

    It's only a cold sore.
    The Mercedes is paid for.
    And Clinton never inhaled.

    Islamic pricks and Democratic Socialist pricks ..whose trying hardest to bring down America?

    What's the difference between Nancy Pelosi,Hillary Clinton, and a toilet?
    The toilet doesn't follow you around after you use it.

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  14. There you go, rufus, on the losin' side again. Winnin' just ain't in the America's playbook any more, not since 1945.

    Tryin' to spin defeats and stalemates into Victories.
    Winnin' battles, losin' wars.
    The new American Way.

    Aprox. 103 mullion Americans have some college or a degree, about at 33%. The military runs at 11%. Well below the National average.

    There are 24 million vets in the US, now only 8% of the total population,

    Half of those are sacks of shit, aye.

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  15. How many fucking officers do you think a platoon needs, Rat?

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  16. But, 15% of the voters. Try winning a national election without them.

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  17. Half of all veterans are sacks of shit, Rat? Is that what you said?

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  18. How could winning have ever been in the playbook, if, as you say, Rat, half of all veterans are sacks of shit?

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  19. Well, rufus, in my day a platoon had one officer, sometimes none.
    When I entered the Army I had "some" college. I was no Officer, nor did I want to be.

    When I left the Army I had "more" college, those CLEP tests were a gift from on high.

    Mr Kerry, Mr Murtha, Mr Rangel and the majority of Iraqi Veterans running for election this year are all Democrats. Most Democrats, per habu, treasonous sacks of shit, unless proven otherwise.

    As per the last election
    Veterans voting (18% of sample)
    Voting Pub 57%
    Voting Dem 41%

    Your 15% of the 180 million votes is 27 million, rufus. More than there are vets, even if 100% of them voted.
    But lets say they did, 16% of them is the spread of 4 million votes.

    But I find it hard to believe that 11 million Veterans voted for treasonous sacks of shit.
    So either those 11 million Veterans are all feckless, or Mr Kerry has a sizable constituency that sees it differently.
    Why?

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  20. Futility noun: uselessness as a consequence of having no practical result.

    The politics of our country have become so toxic, as agreed to by most serious political writers, that it has made the use of our military futile.
    Our political class, mostly the Democrats, will find a way to undermine any US military campaign.
    They have been practicing this, in it's latest manifestation, since LBJ decided not to run and the hard core socialists in the Democratic Party took over the leadership. Then they introduced Orwellian doublespeak and a new twist, PC.
    The Republicans at the time were still of the country club variety, and in the minority and didn't catch onto the new rules for about a decade.
    But make no mistake. At this time in our history there is no "loyal opposition" from the Democrats, it's warfare against capitalism using socialist rhetoric and class warfare.
    It makes any projection of power via the military an exersize in futility. The toxic composition of the Democrats perforce the animadversion of their anti-American rhetoric and action and until purged will continue to constitute a clear and present danger to this country.

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  21. Better recount your voters, Rat. It's closer to 120 million.

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  22. Me too, I'm whupped. Nite P'Tater wherever you are.

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  23. right, rufus, my math transcription sometimes is faulty

    It makes the spread even smaller
    120 million = 18 million Vets voting puts Mr Kerry with 7.38 million Vet votes, rather than 11 million. But the premise stays the same.

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  24. With Deep Voice, Katie Couric Mimics Potential GOP Ad: 'John Kerry Insults the Troops'

    Couric offered her impersonation, an odd persona to be taken on by a broadcast network anchor, during a segment with former Clinton Press Secretary Mike McCurry and former Bush Communications Director Nicolle Wallace.
    McCurry, confident the media will quickly move on, had predicted:
    "By this time tomorrow night people won't remember what John Kerry said because the story line will move on and they're be talking about Iraq and how badly the war is going...”
    Couric turned to Wallace and set up her impersonation of the announcer in an anti-Democratic ad:
    "Will this really be forgotten by this time tomorrow?
    Do you think Republican operatives are putting this comment into political campaigns all over the country?” (Full exchange follows)

    Video clip (26 seconds): Real (800 KB) or Windows Media (900 KB), plus MP3 audio (150 KB)

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  25. "I meant to say if they didn't study, they'd get stuck on Iraq in the
    Global Geography Test.
    "

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  26. That's ok, doug--I'm in the wrong century.

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  27. -98% of children have been vaccinated against diseases like polio

    -4,500 schools rebuilt, refurbished, and restocked with over 8 million textbooks

    -19,000 new members of Iraq Special Police force


    Iraq: The Real Story

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  28. Why trish, they bought all those ads, thanking US.

    That ought to be worth a few Billion USD in aid and support.

    They "like" US.

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  29. sam tells US of the schools, innoculations and books we've bought for the Iraqi. Which don't mean nothin', in the middle of a War.

    Reconstruction happens after the War is over, historicly. So the War in Iraq must be over, no?

    Or are we using these schools as bases of indoctrination?
    Have we trained the teachers?
    Are the Federalist Papers part of the program?
    Jefferson and Madison?

    Bet not. Though the kids have pencils and I'll bet the floors are buffed. Remember seeing a photo, GI buffing the floor of a Iraqi school.
    Poor priorities for an Army that is losing control of the streets to grown men with US supplied weapons.

    Now we hear that the Iraqi are in need another 100,000 US trained troopers. The 325,000 that are already in the pipeline will not be enough to secure the country from itself.

    Who is the Enemy in Iraq, after 3 years that question still goes unanswered.

    It cannot be Islamo-Fascists, as they control the Puppet government, as well as the 325,000 men under arms in the Iraqi Federal Security Forces.

    Cannot be the people, as they've been liberated. Who can it be then?
    Who is giving aid and comfort to those that attack US troops?
    Syria, Iran or Ramadi?
    The buildings, the land or the people?

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  30. I know, if we imprison all the Democrats, at least Mr Kerry, and the liberal journalists, here in the US, the terrorists in Iraq would see that they are defeated and having no chance of Victory will surrender.
    To Mr Maliki.

    That's the ticket.
    Punch it.

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  31. Rat,

    You're sounding more and more like Cedarford all the time. I'm just as frustrated as you. I'd like to see us be alot more agressive in going after the enemy. We know who the enemy is. It's whoever is blowing people up. Find them and go after them. Who gives a shit who they are? Call them what you want. It's not that difficult to define them as you make it out to be.

    Innoculations, schools, and police force members mean nothin'? Wild..

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  32. Our political class, mostly the Democrats, will find a way to undermine any US military campaign.

    In 1994 it was the Pubs who opposed the campaign in Kosovo, and they also opposed the 1999 campaign in Serbia, and they opposed sending troops to innoculate children and buff the hallways in the schools of the former Yugoslavia, all because the commander in chief was a Donk.

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  33. sam
    Innoculations, schools, books and the like are all Peace Corps programs, not War Corps.

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  34. trish & DR,

    re: Kurds

    Was it something I said that made you think me so naive as to base a strategic alliance on "likeability"?

    The Kurds hold territory that is relatively free of the chaos in the rest of Iraq. That is a plus for US basing there.

    The Kurds are unlikely to play the US as have the Sunni, Shia, and Mr. Maliki, as a matter of self-preservation.

    While you two may (?) believe the best outcome is the US withdrawal from Iraq, I believe that to do so would be a near suicidal error. Basing in Kurdistan would buy time as the Sunni and Shia settle their differences without US involvement, save to the extent of keeping logistical lines of communication open.

    The presence of a substantial ground force in Kurdistan aids the US plan (?) to control the Strait of Hormuz.

    There are innumerable other reasons for basing in Kurdistan, none of which have to do with "they like us" - a clever but entirely useless non sequitur.

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  35. Well, allen, we have built a number of large military bases in Iraq, spending billions USD on those installations.
    None are in Kurdistan.
    By design, one would have to assume.

    So whether or not we should garrison Kurdistan, we will not.
    The past is a guide to the future.

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  36. trish,

    As you imply, the Islamists would, indeed, try very hard to disrupt the peace of Kurdistan. However, the Kurds are not as cuddly as we. If armed to the teeth, as I have also stated elsewhere, they would be formidible.

    Yes, the Turks, our dear friends and allies, I guess they would have to live with our presence in Kurdistan just as we had to live with their double-dealing in 2003. And, I am sure they would want to do everything possible to aid a NATO ally in the struggle to stabilize Iraq.

    By no means am I suggesting that any of the work ahead is a cake walk. No, I suggest it needn’t be a Batan walk.

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