Photo: At war: Lieutentant Colonel Winston Churchill with the 6th Battalion, The Royal Scottish Fusiliers, during the First World War. (Image Source: Daily Mail)
Winston Churchill left for posterity a great mass of writings about the Western world in war and peace, from the perspective of a military leader, politician and historian.
On this hundredth anniversary of the beginning of World War I, the below reflections in the aftermath of that war, as originally published on January 1, 1929 in Churchill’s “The Aftermath,” and quoted in his “The Gathering Storm” are as striking and prescient as they are eloquent. Not only do they provide a telling window into the state of the world following “The Great War,” but serve as an eerie precursor to World War II, the Cold War and even today.
It was not until the dawn of the twentieth century of the Christian era that war began to enter into its kingdom as the potential destroyer of the human race. The organisation of mankind into great States and Empires, and the rise of nations to full collective consciousness, enabled enterprises of slaughter to be planned and executed upon a scale and with a perseverance never before imagined. All the noblest virtues of individuals were gathered to strengthen the destructive capacity of the mass. Good finances, the resources of world-wide credit and trade, the accumulation of large capital reserves, made it possible to divert for considerable periods the energies of whole peoples to the task of devastation. Democratic institutions gave expression to the will-power of millions. Education not only brought the course of the conflict within the comprehension of everyone, but rendered each person serviceable in a high degree for the purpose in hand. The Press afforded a means of unification and of mutual stimulation. Religion, having discreetly avoided conflicted on the fundamental issues, offered its encouragements and consolations, through all its forms, impartially to all the combatantts. Lastly, Science unfolded her treasures and her secrets to the desperate demands of men, and placed in tehir hands agencies and appartus almost decisive in their character.
INDIANAPOLIS – It is expected that close to 100,000 fans will pile into the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday for the Brickyard 400, one of NASCAR's premier events on its schedule.
Yet discussion throughout media circles and in living rooms around the country will once again center on the wealth of empty seats around the track.
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the largest sports venue in the world, with a seating capacity estimated to be over 250,000 and an infield capable of accommodating another 150,000.
The second-largest track where NASCAR races in terms of capacity is the half-mile Bristol Motor Speedway at 160,000, a venue that has struggled with fan turnout in recent years.
In fact, attendance throughout the series has been down. According to NASCAR estimates, fan turnout was 4.67 million in 2005, an average of 129,722 per event. In 2012, the total had dipped to 3.52 million, an average of 97,722.Read the rest here
Many pundits say it's because of the AP scandal. I feel there is another reason!
By Bob Barney
Conservatives everywhere are surprised with the sudden actions of the main stream media in response to the Obama Administration. Many feel this is due to the fact that the AP found out they themselves were a target of the Administration wiretapping and spying. I do not believe that this has anything to do with the change in tone.
Why would reporters from the mainstream media, liberals who have protected Obama through almost every scandal anyone could think of have suddenly started to find every single scandal that could find to bring this president down? What has changed? I think you'll be surprised what I think on this. This crew at CBS, NBC, CNN, NBC along with print journalist have all spent their entire goodwill protecting the Obama administration up until now. This idea that the liberal evil media has had a “come to Jesus moment” and all of a sudden is realizing the truth and wanting people to truly be informed is nonsense! Yes, I beg to disagree with those conservative pundits that are hoping the media has finally woke up!
Something is about to change.
This corrupt media has been hiding the truth of the world’s economy from the public. They have been complicit in not reporting the real facts that we have been in the greatest world wide depression since the 1930’s. They have hid the real conditions that many are facing. They also know that Obama policies have magnified what is going to happen. I believe that we are close to civil war in this nation and a coming trade and economic WORLD WAR between the economic powers that will eventually end up in a gigantic World War! What we have seen in Cyprus and Greece is just a shadow of what is coming. The stories that The Plain Truth has been reporting (but that very few media outlets have been reporting), comes from the warnings of the Bible. It predicts a worldwide crash, economic depression, and a world war- then the revelation of the antichrist. How close are we to that? I don’t know about the end of the world, but I do see that beginnings of the birth pains.
All of this trouble in America with a coming Civil War has all been caused by this administration. I think the press knows that a worldwide crash, an economic depression and a world war are coming. I think the press wants to make sure they are seen on the good side of this ensuing war...the very hard times that they themselves have helped create and cover up. What they are doing now is merely trying to uncover what they have covered up to protect their asses.
This has happened before. After the death of JFK, no president except Obama has ever manipulated the press as good as LBJ. He passed civil rights, Medicare and a bunch of new deal type socialistic programs. The press loved him. Then came Vietnam. The press wasn’t really originally against the war, but they saw the protests and the riots and realized America was going to be dragged into a civil war. There was going to be blood in the streets, and the media realized that the masses would turn on them (the media) if they were seen as the “establishment.” They slit LBJ down the back. They sided with the hippies and the anti-war movement, and fooled the public. That is what they are trying to do right now. Don’t you be fooled!
INDIANAPOLIS — Sunday, when the Brickyard 400 will be contested for the 21st time at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, is a big day for Doug Boles, but in at least one sense it will be like any other.
"I get up every day, even in May, trying to figure out how to sell tickets for the Brickyard," the IMS president said.
It's a big job. It's a big track. If the same crowd shows up as last year, 100,000 seats will be occupied (Boles' count), and 150,000 will be empty. We're a long way from the 1990s, when the Brickyard was NASCAR's hottest ticket and biggest buzz, the stands were full and the race rivaled motorsport's most iconic event, its roommate, the Indianapolis 500. Read More>>>>>>>>>>>
Stamp of the German Empire with Hitler & Mussolini. The text at the top is German for "Two peoples and one struggle." (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Papacy used offshore tax havens to create £500m international portfolio, featuring real estate in UK, France and Switzerland
Few passing London tourists would ever guess that the premises of Bulgari, the upmarket jewellers in New Bond Street, had anything to do with the pope. Nor indeed the nearby headquarters of the wealthy investment bank Altium Capital, on the corner of St James's Square and Pall Mall.
But these office blocks in one of London's most expensive districts are part of a surprising secret commercial property empire owned by the Vatican.
Behind a disguised offshore company structure, the church's international portfolio has been built up over the years, using cash originally handed over by Mussolini in return for papal recognition of the Italian fascist regime in 1929.
Since then the international value of Mussolini's nest-egg has mounted until it now exceeds £500m. In 2006, at the height of the recent property bubble, the Vatican spent £15m of those funds to buy 30 St James's Square. Other UK properties are at 168 New Bond Street and in the city of Coventry. It also owns blocks of flats in Paris and Switzerland.
The surprising aspect for some will be the lengths to which the Vatican has gone to preserve secrecy about the Mussolini millions. More>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Many of us are convinced that we aren't good enough for God. Crazy as that sounds, how many of us feel that God isn't answering our prayers because we lack the faith, or that our character is not up to par with others that are closer to God. This is not going to be an article about unanswered prayer, but rather the reasons we think that our prayers are not being answered. Face it, if you are like me, we have many important prayers that we make to God which go unanswered. The human reaction to this is that God isn't listening, or if He is, then we are not worthy enough to have the prayers answered. In my role as co-owner of RaceRap, I have some in our audience that assume because I talk about religion and God, that maybe my prayers to God for them, will be better received by the Almighty. Flattering yes, but I think not necessarily the Gospel Truth. You see, I have the doubts that everyone has. I have had prayers answered, yes -- Important prayers, matter of life and death prayers (so far) answered to my liking. However I have had many more important prayers go unanswered, and so like everyone else, my first tendency is to think I am not asking properly, or worthy enough.
A member of Congress is calling out Western civilization, President Obama and Congress for their “deafening silence” on the purge by radical Muslims of anything Christian in Iraq, especially Mosul, where Christians had lived for some 2,000 years.
“Christianity as we know it in Iraq is being wiped out.”
On the House floor, he addressed the fact that Muslims, members of a terror group that has been called Islamic State of Syria and al-Sham, or ISIS, and also Islamic State, have been sweeping across parts of Iraq, killing and destroying.
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/07/christianity-as-we-know-it-in-iraq-is-being-wiped-out/#UkTTOye1Xfzz2y7q.99
One third of Americans think President Barack Obama should be impeached, a new poll says.
According to a CNN/ORC International poll released Friday, 33 percent of Americans think the president should be impeached and removed from office, compared with 65 percent who say they don’t support impeachment. Fifty-seven percent of Republicans say they support impeaching Obama, compared with just 35 percent of independent voters and 13 percent of Democrats.
From our fields to our forks, huge corporations have an overwhelming amount of power over our food supply every step of the way. Right now there are more than 313 million people living in the United States, and the job of feeding all of those people is almost entirely in the hands of just a few dozen monolithic companies.
If you do not like how our food is produced or you don't believe that it is healthy enough, it isn't very hard to figure out who is to blame. These mammoth corporations are not in business to look out for the best interests of the American people. Rather, the purpose of these corporations is to maximize wealth for their shareholders. So the American people end up eating billions of pounds of extremely unhealthy food that is loaded with chemicals and additives each year, and we just keep getting sicker and sicker as a society. But these big corporations are raking in big profits, so they don't really care.
If we did actually have a capitalist system in this country, we would have a high level of competition in the food industry. But instead, the U.S. food industry has become increasingly concentrated with each passing year. Just consider the following numbers about the U.S. agricultural sector...