It's interesting how everyone is using word "radicalized" as if they had no choice but to end up this way. Whatever the case, the problem with islamic terror will not stop until madrassas are closed down. The powers that be should do what the soviets did when they closed down 99% of the churches and the ones that remained open, the "priest" was a KGB agent. That brought a whole new meaning to the word "confession."
Soviets were very good at propaganda and the flow transitioned to the current putin led government just dressed up in a different ism. Regarding his analysis of United States, he was making it sound according to the video like U.S. was on the verge of complete collapse if things don't change, but I would argue that 30 years later, stage 3 (crisis) has never happened and I don't see it happening any time soon because as opposed to many other countries there are different branches of government instead of a bunch of sycophants who are tied to a ruler/chief by an umbilical cord.
While I agree with his analysis that there were conscious leftist propagandists/sympathizers and idealistic useful idiots furthering soviet agenda, it's critical to admit that both left and right wings have historically used these tactics of deception and manipulation and will continue to do so in perpetuity. From my point of view, both wings and camps are infested with thugs who will not hesitate to exterminate the opposition if the time is right and if given a chance. The best way for a citizen to defend themselves is not to be caught up in counterproductive collectivism so that they don't turn into a useful idiot. And objectively, only one ism is truly about the individual and that's satanism. Despite its flaws, that part is true.
I believe about 10 years ago or so Zawahiri called france the land of "wine, pigs and loose morals" in response to france banning hijab in schools. Symbolically speaking it was always clear that jihadis would consider france their enemy due to their values, it was only a matter of time. And this cannot be blamed on politics, as France has been relatively pacifist the last few decades.
When a nation is growing more secular, it is very unwise to allow immigration of those who have undisguised contempt of secularism and democracy and are willing to use violence in an attempt to achieve their objectives.
What is truly funny is that white middle classers actually believed that he would have their back but his snake oil salesmanship was obvious to me from day 1. A few days ago his mask came off (which was unavoidable given his narcissism and exaggerated sense of self importance) when he stated that americans make too much money. It would be funny if he wins the repub nomination as that clip will be played over and over again and will sink him even worse than romney's 47% comment.
Trump makes it look like he is the antidote to politicans who are beholden to oligarchs. What he is not saying is that he is the oligarch so essentially he is even more likely to achieve the oligarch agenda than politicians who are "beholden" to them. I would rather vote for Damien Thorn from The Omen.
Using uber and regular taxis sends bad example to children that we must rely on others to get somewhere. Real americans must drive themselves or have designated private car service to demonstrate success. Besides, why pay for depreciation expenses of other cars that's baked into the rate?
Hypocritical racism isn't a Jewish problem, it's a limousine liberal problem. Besides I have plenty of Jewish friends. I have problems with people who whine about racists who are conservative leaning but stay silent when terms like chindian and killing H1-B's is considered acceptable.
I never saw any person using the term Jew banker to describe the bankers who decimated the economy, although that is more true than false. I see a lot of people here who are racist against Indians trying to provide a better life for their families.
I see a lot of hypocrite liberals who hate on Indians while complaining about racism against muslims, most of whom have jihadist sentiments even if they themselves are non-violent.
Whether it's H1B or undocumented manual labor work, I believe that people consider both groups to place downward pressure on wages which directly affects the people who compete with both groups. While there may be some "racism" involved, it's mostly about economic factors. I don't agree with methods of protests that are employed but I understand why the frustration exists. I can't blame the people who want to improve the lives of their families but we sure as heck can hold the companies and "small businesses" accountable for creating and perpetuating the problem.
"Next downturn is your chance" is bullshit too. I'm sure that's what Patrick was thinking deciding not to buy and pay 500k in 1999 only to see 1.1 million prices when it bottomed again in 2009.
Ten years older and 250k plus in rent paid in the interim, only to see prices more than double at the new bottom. Such bullshit. He's priced out forever, as am I. We are all fucked despite how much we wish we weren't. We missed our chance. It's over.
If your household can save between 12K-20K per year, you are never mathematically eliminated (i.e priced out) from at some point saving the 20% downpayment. If in the future price declines happen again, these savings will go a lot further than they appear to go now.
The elderly can create a portfolio of 60% stocks, 40% bonds funds and withdraw 4% per year. As low interest rates inflated stock values due to kick in the ass money flow follow, their portfolio balances would have increased and they would not have to rely on traditional low risk CD approach to make it through retirement. In most cases, 4% withdrawal rate can last indefinitely even in cases of significant market downturns.
Her views are similar to Nietzsche and to a smaller extent Dostoyevksi's character Raskolnikov from Crime and Punishment. The main difference is that the latter 2 do not influence modern american politics in such explicit sense.
However, no matter how repulsive her views may be and no matter her character flaws, her "psychosis" certainly fails to match the bastardo from Georgia knows as Stalin who turned soviet union into his personal killing fields. What he has done even exceeds american institution of slavery in terms of moral depravity.
Do you know who I hold responsible for her satanic views? The soviet communist party. When someone and their family is dispossessed and their possessions confiscated it is only natural that they will swing to the other extreme. In social work one observes that when someone who is abused and tortured, often they grow up to be abusers and torturers themselves which explains her comments towards native americans.
Additionally, Rand is from another culture so technically she is not from this world. While mainstream americans and russian jews share some similarities in culture and thinking, there are still meaningful, significant and critical differences and therefore, it's easy to take things out of context. Thus, americans should not quote her views without in depth contextual references. It is interesting how americans on the right wing of the political spectrum identify with her but many probably do not know that she was an atheist and she actually was against libertarianism because she considered it to be similar to anarchy while her views were more in line with laisser faire capitalism.
Regarding violence against lawmakers, they let Loughner off the hook too easily when he tried to assassinate Gifford. Instead of life in prison, they should have fed him to the starving wild pigs in a pen.
Whatever one may think of the state of israel from moral and practical standpoint, I can guarantee you one thing - after what happened in world war 2, they aren't going anywhere. This is not an abstract issue for them, it is not a coffee shop philosophical discussion and many of them will rather die than give up the land or "move," With that fact established, it will be worthwhile for the anti israel middle easterners to ask just how many of them are willing to die for allah, for israel is very determined and will not be intimidated.
Bernie killed it yesterday and said something very important when he indicated that if people want to change something, they have to do their part to pressure lawmakers and business leaders to get it done instead of simply electing politicians and expecting manna to fall from the sky. All things considered, from demographic factors, he would be a perfect candidate to achieve certain objectives because counterattacks such as "muslim", "kenya", "ayers" would not be successful.