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    Yesterday, 11:30 PM
    New research from economist and author John Lott of the Crime Prevention Research Center reveals that Americans have been applying for permits to carry concealed weapons (CCW) in record numbers, especially among women. According to Lott, there were 890,000 CCW permits issued in 2017, while 4.6 million have been issued between 2007 and 2018, according to official state records - meaning 2017 saw a jump of nearly 24% in one year. "We have seen an increase from 4.6 million permits in 2007 to 17.25 million now, with the number increasing every year," Lott - the author of the highly cited book More Guns, Less Crime told Fox News. There were 2.7 million concealed handgun permit holders in 1999, 4.6 million in 2007, 8 million in 2011, 11.1 million in 2014, and now 17.25 million in 2017. The growth in permits has been continuous. -Crime Prevention Research Center "The states that we have seen a slowing of permits have primarily been these Constitutional Carry states where a permit is no longer required, indeed some of those states have even seen a drop in the number of permits even though the number of people carrying in those places has undoubtedly gone up," added Lott. The report also notes that despite the common assumption that CCW applications would drop off after the 2016 election, quite the opposite has happened. “Conventional wisdom held that the sharp rise in gun sales during Obama’s presidency was driven, at least in part, by the threat of guns control,” the study says. “That’s why everyone expected gun sales to decline after Trump’s victory.”
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    Yesterday, 11:27 PM
    #BringThemHome
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    Yesterday, 11:27 PM
    More proof has emerged confirming that China has erected expansive 're-education centers' for up to a million or more ethnic Uighurs in what a recent United Nations statement said resembles a “massive internment camp that is shrouded in secrecy”. The minority Turkic speaking ethno-religious group concentrated in the western Chinese province of Xinjiang has found itself under increased persecution and oversight by Chinese authorities of late as their mostly Sunni Islamic identity and separatist politics have resulted in historic tensions with the Communist government. A U.N. panel examining human rights inside China wrapped up last week and included a Chinese delegation of about 50 officials which formally denied that prisons have been set up for the Uighur population. However, a senior Chinese official, Hu Lianhe of the United Front Work Department, for the first time acknowledged the existence of Uighur-focused facilities in response to the U.N. panel, claiming according to the WSJ that they were actually "vocational training centers" and that no "arbitrary detention" was taking place. But the WSJ has gathered satellite imagery showing guard towers and other security measures, as well as testimony that contradicts the claim of mere "vocational" programs — evidence which goes so far as to demonstrate that China was constructing camps even as the U.N. rights panel was preparing to convene. The Wall Street Journal presents the images as follows: Satellite images reviewed by The Wall Street Journal and a specialist in photo analysis show that camps have been growing. Construction work has been carried out on some within the past two weeks, including at one near the western city of Kashgar that has doubled in size since Journal reporters visited in November. The full extent of the internment program was long obscured because many Uighurs feared speaking out. Now more are recounting experiences, including six former inmates interviewed by the Journal who described how they or other detainees had been bound to chairs and deprived of adequate food.
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    Yesterday, 11:15 PM
    Read the next line which you quoted: By the way N. Korea is effectively a monarchy under the Kim dynasty, it should be a paradise according to you. Only because it is unavoidable they are beneficiaries of the defense and justice provided, conquest of foreign lands is avoidable and does not benefit most of the citizens of the conquering state. Not all of them, the minarchist solution to many of them is independence and noninterventionism.
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    Yesterday, 10:52 PM
    There are other non-technological limits and they still apply That is delusional. Spendthriftiness did, with monarchies it was usually caused by wars to try to conquer the world.
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    Yesterday, 10:46 PM
    Rand has said this and hopefully Trump will listen.
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    Yesterday, 10:44 PM
    Bob Kim Sung has a right to overthrow his government if he wishes, Individuals may have a right to assist him and neighboring states with just grievances against the Stalinist state may as well but we as a nation do not. It is also contrary to the rights of our citizens to expend blood and treasure "liberating" other people who may not only object but fight tooth and nail to stop us.
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    Yesterday, 10:40 PM
    No state will ever succeed at conquering the whole world, any that try will exhaust themselves and collapse, there is an upper limit on the size of successful states just as there is a lower one, there are too many people with too many different opinions and too many people with boundless ambition for any union of all mankind to succeed despite improvements in technology. It would have collapsed anyway it had grown beyond the upper limit on the size and diversity of successful states and because its excessive power had enabled too much corruption.
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    Yesterday, 10:25 PM
    If it is a step towards ending it entirely it may be better than nothing but it would be better to just leave.
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    Yesterday, 10:09 PM
    Facebook says it "mistakenly" removed several videos and censored the reach of conservative educational organization PragerU, short for Prager University. On Friday, Prager tweeted evidence that they were being "heavily censored" by Facebook - writing "Our last 9 posts are reaching 0 of our 3 million followers. At least two videos were deleted last night for “hate speech” including our recent video with @conservmillen. BREAKING: We're being heavily censored on @Facebook. Our last 9 posts are reaching 0 of our 3 million followers. At least two videos were deleted last night for “hate speech” including our recent video with @conservmillen. SHARE to spread awareness about big tech censorship! pic.twitter.com/k83HqmlMRc — PragerU (@prageru) August 17, 2018 For reference, here's one video deemed too "hateful" for Facebook - which suggests that when society tries to force men to feminize in order to eliminate "toxic masculinity," it only creates a more toxic environment vs. encouraging men to harness their inherent masculinity for the sake of good. Ladies and gentlemen, the video deemed too "hateful" for @facebook.@conservmillen 👉https://t.co/rsogdgmdJ2 pic.twitter.com/kV6kfynqDm
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    Yesterday, 10:00 PM
    But I do not believe force is justified to impose a new order on people who already have their own.
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    Yesterday, 09:58 PM
    In order to achieve your goals it will require the very war you claim you want to avoid. Any attempt at such a large scale union will end in violence and will not succeed unless the violence succeeds, eventually they will fail and result in division and violence as the Roman empire did. That is debatable but hard to prove either way.
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    Yesterday, 09:38 PM
    At least they identify as non-white, some of them change how they identify whenever it is advantageous.
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    Yesterday, 09:36 PM
    After a week in which Turks were encouraged to engage in PR stunts like smashing, burning, and shooting their iPhones, and as the lira took a nose dive of 16% against the dollar after President Trump authorized doubling tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Turkey, it doesn't appear these efforts have done much to significantly dent iPhone sales in Turkey. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan encouraged Turks to boycott Apple and other US electronic products this week: "If they have iPhone, there is Samsung on the other side. And we have our Venus and Vestel. We are going to produce enough for ourselves. We have to serve better quality goods than we are importing from them," he urged in a Tuesday speech. But despite Turkish media giving the boycott extensive coverage and a spate of YouTube videos showing citizens burning dollar bills and destroying Apple's iPhones, it appears Turks are still buying the US product. Or at least we could say there's nothing substantive to prove the boycott is having the desired impact. Though limited to the level of anecdotal testimonial, Russian state-run Sputnik has surveyed a dozen or more iPhone salespersons and consumers at stores in Turkey. Below are some of the highlights from these interviews: Speaking on condition of anonymity, a salesman from one of Ankara's mobile phone outlets told Sputnik that "both prices and a balance of purchases remain unchanged" and that three out of ten customers are still interested in buying an iPhone, while the remaining seven customers prefer Samsung models and those made by other manufacturers. And one Turkish iPhone customer interviewed believes that Erdogan's call to abandon the US-made electronic goods is more emotional than real: "The turnover of funds in the Turkish electronics market amounts to millions of dollars, and swiftly pulling the plug will mean a full-fledged economic blow to mainly domestic entrepreneurs. No one seeks to implement this task," the man identified only as Ali explained. A number of Turks said their feelings about purchasing or using an iPhone would not be altered based on coercion from the state, such as an engineer named Orhand, who said:
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    Yesterday, 09:32 PM
    In a truly stunning report, Theresa May’s government appears to be backing the Soviet-style policy of “land expropriation without compensation” aimed at dispossessing South Africa’s white farmers. Breitbart London has seen a letter written by Harriet Baldwin MP, Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), to Sir Paul Beresford MP, who enquired what the government’s stance on the policy was on behalf of a concerned constituent. “The British government understands the need for land reform in South Africa”, Baldwin asserted, adding that they “welcomed” promises from President Cyril Ramaphosa that “the process of land distribution would be orderly within South African laws” and be carried out “without negatively affecting economic growth, agricultural production and food security”. In a follow-up email to the constituent from the Africa Department (Central and Southern) of the FCO, also seen by Breitbart London and confirmed as “reflect Government policy on this issue” by the FCO newsdesk, the department confirms: Theresa May is satisfied with having been told that “ process would be taken forward on a multi-party basis, through Parliament, and… within the bounds of the Constitution and carefully designed so as to avoid damaging food security or deterring investment”. It appears the fact that one white farmer is being murdered every five days, and the fact that South Afriuca just changed its constitution to enable the compensation-less confiscation, and the fact that when these exact same actions of forced redistribution or more simply put - confiscation - were undertaken in Zimbabwe, the nation's economy collapsed and social unrest exploded; are irrelevant to the British government, who instead, if this report is true, merely take the words of a clearly corrupt leader as sacrosanct ('socialist activist' Cyril Ramaphosa is one of South Africa's richest men and has an estimated net worth of $550 million). * * * More at: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-08-19/britain-backing-south-africas-land-confiscations-white-farmers
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    Yesterday, 09:31 PM
    I just wanted to state it clearly for any noobs.
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    Yesterday, 09:27 PM
    National Security Adviser John Bolton told ABC News' Martha Raddatz on Sunday that there's "sufficient national security concern" that China, Iran and North Korea will meddle in the 2018 US midterm elections - not just Russia. Raddatz, who famously got into an argument with then-candidate Trump during a Presidential debate she was supposed to be moderating, and then cried on election night when Trump won, asked Bolton if he had seen any credible evidence of Chinese meddling in past elections, or if they are doing so now. Raddatz: Just to be clear, have you seen any credible evidence that the Chinese meddled in our elections in the past or are doing so now? Is this a genuine national security concern? Bolton: I can say definitively that it's a sufficient national security concern about Chinese meddling, Iranian meddling and North Korean meddling that we're taking steps to try and prevent. So, it's all four of those countries. Raddatz: Have you seen anything in the past, specifically to China? Bolton: I'm not going to get into what I've seen or haven't seen, but I'm telling you that looking at the 2018 election, those are the four countries that we're most concerned about. National security adviser John Bolton says in addition to Russia, there's "sufficient national security concern" that China, Iran, and North Korea are meddling in the 2018 U.S. elections. "Those are the four countries that we're most concerned about" https://t.co/eBBTjBqwmI pic.twitter.com/Sxm4mFvMF3
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    Yesterday, 09:25 PM
    He is a Globalist-Monarchist and he believes force would be justified to achieve his goals. In other words he is just another egomaniacal tyrant who doesn't care about people's rights.
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    Yesterday, 09:19 PM
    I think you misunderstood my post, I was stating the attitude that all non-whites and the current western regime have adopted.
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    Yesterday, 09:16 PM
    And all of those unions were created by force of war, the kind of war Europeans have fought for centuries in an attempt to re-create the Roman Empire, the kind of war you claim to want to avoid. Attempts at a peaceful union of so many different states and cultures will lead to the dominance of one or a few countries over the rest which will lead to resentment and disunion which will probably lead to war when the dominant parties seek to prevent it, war could be avoided if the dominant parties refrain from force and allow the exiting states to go in peace but that is not likely, everyone would have been better off if the excessively large union had not been attempted in the first place. (That is exactly what happened in the American Union and the War between the states.) Proving at least one state of peace without union exists.
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    Yesterday, 09:00 PM
    Multiculturalism has no future eh? Do you support border enforcement and limited immigration then?
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    Yesterday, 08:58 PM
    5 Star thread. You must spread some reputation around before giving it to AF again. National borders are for everyone but whites.
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    Yesterday, 08:33 PM
    Then it is naive to think Europe could remain united for long. :rolleyes: Then why have we not been at war with Canada since 1812? Or Mexico for almost as long? That war only happened because the Yankees wanted to deny the South its right to self determination, had Lincoln not tried to hold them by force the two nations could have lived side by side in peace.
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    Yesterday, 08:23 PM
    The symbol of your right to rule the mid-west?
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    Yesterday, 08:18 PM
    A former Texas doctor who was found guilty on Thursday of raping a heavily sedated patient will not serve time in prison for his crime. Shafeeq Sheikh, a former physician at Baylor College of Medicine, was sentenced to 10 years of probation on Friday and will have to register as a sex offender. A 12-person jury found him guilty of sexually assaulting a patient five years prior, the Houston Chronicle reported. The jurors had recommended the sentencing, to which visiting Senior District Judge Terry L. Flenniken was required to follow by law, according to the newspaper. Sheikh was working the night shift at Houston’s Ben Taub Hospital in 2013 when a woman, previously identified as Laura, was admitted for shortness of breath and wheezing. She was in the hospital overnight and sedated when Sheikh came to her room several times during the night and sexually assaulted her. During the trial, the doctor admitted to the sexual contact with the woman, but insisted it was consensual. His lawyers also pleaded with the jury to show some compassion to Sheikh, his wife and children, who also suffered consequences due to the 46-year-old’s actions. “The dreams of a man, the childhood dream to become a doctor, were shattered by his conduct. He destroyed his own dreams,” Sheikh’s lawyer Stanley Schneider said. “What he has done to himself and his family is punishment. They are serving his sentence with him. His children are serving his sentence with him.” Sheikh has since left the hospital. The Texas Medical Board revoked his license in 2015 after they found he was a “continuing threat to public welfare.”
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    Yesterday, 08:07 PM
    If they are as fundamentally hostile as you claim then the EU could never work and war can't be avoided, if you are just blowing hot air then they can avoid war without giving up their independence to unelected dictators.
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    Yesterday, 08:05 PM
    Of all the places to discover a lost city, this pleasing little community seems an unlikely candidate. There are no vine-covered temples or impenetrable jungles here — just an old-fashioned downtown, a drug store that serves up root beer floats and rambling houses along shady brick lanes. Yet there’s always been something — something just below the surface. Locals have long scoured fields and river banks for arrowheads and bits of pottery, amassing huge collections. Then there were those murky tales of a sprawling city on the Great Plains and a chief who drank from a goblet of gold. A few years ago, Donald Blakeslee, an anthropologist and archaeology professor at Wichita State University, began piecing things together. And what he’s found has spurred a rethinking of traditional views on the early settlement of the Midwest, while potentially filling a major gap in American history.
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    Yesterday, 08:00 PM
    White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said Sunday that cost wasn’t the only factor in the cancelation of the military parade President Donald Trump wanted in Washington later this year. “If the parade had been canceled for purely fiscal reasons, I imagine I would have been in the room when that decision was made and I wasn’t, so my guess is there were other contributing factors,” Mulvaney said on “Fox News Sunday.” “I like the mayor ― she seems like a nice lady ― but face it, this is a city that voted probably, I don’t know, 70 80 percent against the president,” he said. “So to think that maybe the city council of Washington, D.C., is not trying to help the president accomplish what he wants to accomplish shouldn’t be news to anybody.” Mulvaney underestimated how badly Trump lost the District of Columbia in the 2016 election ― Hillary Clinton carried it with about 91 percent of the vote. Representatives for the White House and Washington’s city council did not immediately respond to requests for comment. More at: https://www.yahoo.com/news/mick-mulvaney-suggests-military-parade-162648657.html
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