Silvio Canto, Jr. Friday, October 21, 2016 11:00 AM "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free." - President Ronald Reagan
CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO LISTEN: Friday's thoughts about 2016 and young people who don't know about communism 10/21 by Silvio Canto Jr News Podcasts:We will look at the state of the 2016 presidential race........Debate # 3 on Wednesday night........Mr Trump's remarks about the election consumed news coverage........there is more to digest from Wikileaks.........and young people and their knowledge of history........plus other stories....------------------------------------------Tags: Young people and knowledge of communism, Stalin vs Bush lTo share or post to your site, click on "Post Link". Please mention / link to the My View by Silvio Canto, Jr. Thanks [...]
(My new American Thinker post) This is so crazy that I am speechless. It appears that our young people, known as millennials these days, are completely ignorant of communism. Let me show you this from Market Watch: The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, citing survey results released on Monday, blames widespread ignorance for the relatively positive views millennials have toward socialism and communism. Of the 2,300 Americans polled by YouGov, 80% of baby boomers and 91% of the elderly agree with the statement that communism was and still is a problem in the world today. Millennials? Only 55%. [...]
So somehow, I managed to get teased into a conversation with an atheist today on Twitter. It was the usual stuff, snarky and devoid of intellectual content. I was supposed to be scandalized and perplexed and God knows what else by his rapier-like wit. Whatever. One of the hilarious jabs he threw at me was this image which was promptly retweeted and liked by all kinds of his fellow travelers. I'd never thought much about it before, but when I saw it a bunch of things went through my head which I will attempt to synthesize here. I'm a fan of Third Reich military history and I've recently been slogging my way through the ghastly Mein Kampf. Given that foundation, when I was confronted by this brilliant repartee, I[...]
K T Cat 10/19/2016 10:40:17 AM ... don't they seem like a self-limiting process?I have to admit, that outside of an intellectual curiosity about what this election says about American culture, I've kind of checked out. Still, the accusations that this election is "rigged" are interesting.Of course they're rigged. Just to take one dimension, the news media, outside of the execrable Fox News, is positively manic in their hatred of Donald Trump. Well, good for them. After Trump goes down to a well-deserved, landslide defeat, the news media will have ... what? Well, as far as I can see, their frothing howls against Trump will have turned off 35% or so of their potential viewers. Further, Sanders supporters will be incensed that the news media didn't see fit to[...]
By Dean L[Note: In a few previous posts on my own blog, I've analyzed some of the impacts of the polls and where I thought the race was actually at. There's some good background on the analysis below here and here and here].The final debate is today. Going into it, I thought the exercise below would be useful, since I suspect the polls will change in the next week. Rather than looking at the race today, I thought I'd take a look at the polls themselves and see if there's any accounting for the Hillary Clinton October surge that is seemingly suspect. A couple of things have jumped out. Following are polls from the RealClearPolitics average of polls, looked at in[...]
By Dean LThe establishment in Washington D.C. extends far beyond the White House and Congress. The establishment extends even beyond the various self-serving government bureaucracies. It includes lobbyists, the beltway establishment media, wealthy political donors seeking crony capitalism and supposedly philanthropic foundations. It probably includes a lot of others as well. Power and wealth has become clustered around a small number of people and institutions to the exclusion of everyone else in the country. That's not to say you cannot do well outside of that cabal, but the glass ceiling to real wealth and power is real, and it's not made of glass, but rather steel. [...]
B-Daddy 10/18/2016 9:02:09 PM The big tech companies are treading dangerous ground. They are lying to their users, and by extension they are lying to their advertising. But before I explain, a quick note about twatter. Twitter, whose founder, Jack Dorsey, never saw a fascist jackboot he didn't want to shine with his own spittle, is an outrage amplification machine. Something about the media is addicting. And the more the outrage, the more addicting it feels. I honestly have been getting better night sleep by limiting my daily exposure to Twitter. The basic problem with big tech is that their claim to be neutral in American politics in the dialogue between right and left is provably false. Everyone knows this intuitively, yet they all[...]
B-Daddy 10/16/2016 9:25:09 PM My TrumpNation Guide To California Ballot Propositions.In the off chance that Hillary won't destroy the Republic if elected or that Donald Trump will benefit from a miracle from God, there are propositions in California that have the potential to do more damage. My policy positions align with Trump's in that we seek to end to the endless corruption whereby globalist corporations use the forces of government to screw ordinary (that is deplorable) Americans. Since most ballot propositions proceed from these monied interests or the from the Democratic party, but I repeat myself, follow this simple advice. If you don't know, Vote NoProposition 51. $9 billion in bonds for education and schools. NOMore money[...]
Dear Readers: It is my privilege to join amazing talk show host Silvio Canto on Canto Talk this Thursday, Oct. 6th at 12 noon PST/2 pm CT/3 pm EST. Click HERE for the show or the archived podcast afterward.It will be my privilege to interview my friend and colleague Jacqueline Hardt, who works with me at the Environmental Health/Occupational Safety consulting firm, Zoubek Consulting. She will be giving an extremely informative webinar for our firm, which will cover the history of the Zika virus' spread, the health consequences of infection, the real risks associated with the disease, and how people can effectively protect themselves (especially since a vaccine is not yet available).Zika is still spreading in Florida, and[...]
Dear Friends: I am thrilled to finally be able to join Silvo Canto, Jr. on his great BlogTalRadio.com show, Canto Talk. I will be his guest at 3 pm EST/2 pm CT/12 noon PT on Thursday, Sept. 15th (click here for link or post-show podcast).As alwaysThursdays tend to be a slow news day (joke, joke, laugh, laugh). So, we will probably to a sweep of a wide array of topics:Hillary's medical episode and its consequences. We will take a look at the incident, the initial lies surrounding the event, and what the real state of Hillary's health may be.We will have an update on the War Against Zika.California's crazy legislation targeting flatulent cows.The growing #BoycottNFL movement and its potential impact on a San Diego ballot[...]
Senator, I don't recall, is an often heard response to potentially damaging questions when a Washington politico testifies in front of a Senate hearing. It's a safe way of avoiding the out-right lie one would otherwise have to give to avoid answering in a truthful and damaging way.When asked by the FBI in July about her use of a private server and handling of classified emails while Secretary of State, I don't recall was an often heard answer from Hillary Clinton.It seems the smartest woman in the world can't remember ever being briefed on security measures or the proper handling of classified documents. That, despite signing documents acknowledging such briefings while both a Senator and when Secretary of State.Even[...]
As a veteran of Special Forces (and a keen observer of military affairs) I decided with my unique perspective to wade throughthe 800-plus pages of the Select Committee Report on the Benghazi debacle, which as we all knowcost 5 Americans their lives. It is, as you can imagine, a rather dauntingtask; and far too much material to cover in a single post. So, instead, I will comment on those glaring errors in judgement, actions, and questions remaining as strike me (from a military standpoint) while reading the Report;herein bite-sized parts. Ambassador's residence atthe Diplomatic Mission compund, Benghazi It should bekeep in mind that the initial attack on September 11, 2012 upon the Ambassador's residence at the[...]
While watching Ted Cruz doing a presser in Arizona at the border of the United States and Mexico, I just shook my head. That is my current reaction to anyone or anything mentioning the border. When two former Mexican presidents thought they would share their foul mouthed expression over Mexico paying for a wall I laughed. Dolia Estevez wrote about the most corrupt people in Mexico and you bet politicians were named, so much for being the beacon of light and truth that they believe they are when speaking of public policies.I think I have finally come up with the best idea for the border wall. Well I dont want to steal credit for the idea, my mother in law Lillian actually thought of this, and its a brilliant. What makes it[...]
A Kinder and Nicer NFL?Are any of you buying the new crisis management public relations campaign by the NFL, Together We Make Football? The NFL has been pushing commercials that make them look like AT&T or Hallmark. Problem is, I dont think many are falling for the new kinder and gentler NFL. The whole reason they have to clean up their act is that there have been so many bad actors in NFL with behavior stretching from bad to criminal that they had no choice but to look like they cared. And rather than really take a look at the behavior and get rid of bad players, they have them do the classic mea culpa like Ray Rice after he beat his fiance unconscious, they go away for a little while either by due process or the NFL[...]
Doo Doo Econ Tuesday, January 19, 2016 6:08 PM Doo Doo Economics are the policies of overspending, printing money, neglecting the key economics issues, bad science and promoting entitlement programs which all add up to higher taxes during a recession and economic unsustainablility.
Once again Americans are facing questions about the definition of a Natural Born Citizen (NBC).This is the simple and indisputable definition: Two citizens who have a child, naturally create a new citizen. This is a Natural Born Citizen.There is absolutely no expert either legal or historical who will argue to the contrary. They may argue to include additional citizens, but this is the core of the definition.Two people who have a child in a location, have a citizen who is native to that land. This is a Native Born Citizen. Thus, terms like "Native American" which imply a location and not an allegiance to a country.A person can be both Natural Born and Native Born, or in the United States we also have Naturalized[...]
Do you remember the headlines when Obama apparently declared America a Muslim country on French television? Taken from an Islamic perspective this statement is dangerous. It sounds as if the President of the United States sees America is a Muslim nation. When you consider translations, this may presented to the masses as exactly that, American President Hussein (an exclusively Islamic name) Obama declares America to be Islamic. Thus America would be "al-Islam", or territory which may never be ceded to non-Muslims.Semantics, right? Over-reaction, right?Except, this is a long standing meme from not only the President, but also his staffers. [...]
Dean 11/11/2015 9:22:09 AM Over the weekend, Salon writer, DAVID MASCIOTRA, caused quite a dust-up on social media with his own salute to the troops ahead of Veterans Day . Here is the headline, followed by the sub-headline and then followed by the first paragraph of the piece:You dont protect my freedom: Our childish insistence on calling soldiers heroes deadens real democracyIt's been 70 years since we fought a war about freedom. Forced troop worship and compulsory patriotism must endPut a man in uniform, preferably a white man, give him a gun, and Americans will worship him. It is a particularly childish trait, of a childlike culture, that insists on anointing all active military members and police officers as heroes.If you desire, you can read it[...]
Theres no denying that over the last few decades most all on-field rules changes made by the NFL have been exercises in increasing offense and scoring. This has created an arms race in a sense where the pendulum swings back and forth between the NFL offenses and NFL defenses whereby the offenses get aided by rules changes and the defenses counter with a combination of innovative schemes and superior athletes. To wit, for years, its been conventional wisdom that the best athletes in the world were in the NBA. Now days, we would add NFL defensive backs and possibly outside linebackers/rush ends into that mix (you dont think dudes like Richard Sherman, Darrelle Revis and J.J. Watt can ball a little?).But[...]
U.S. and Mexican authorities on Thursday confirmed the discovery of a clandestine cross-border tunnel between Tijuana and San Diego. The tunnels entrance was found near Tijuanas A.L. Rodrguez International Airport. A source with Baja Californias ...
A man accused of killing three homeless men and injuring two others is mentally incompetent to stand trial, a San Diego judge ruled Friday. Jon David Guerrero, 39, will be sent to a state hospital in San Bernardino County until his doctors determine that ...