[identity profile] brendala.livejournal.com
I read While Europe Slept as few years ago and I HIGHLY recommend it to everyone here. Mainly because it's a good, well-written book about the threat of radical Islam in the west. But also because it provides hope that even the most ardent, kool-aid drinking liberal can see the light and join us in the good fight against the forces out to annihilate us.

While Europe Slept is Bruce Bawer's autobiographical account of his immigration to Norway in the late 1990s. Bawer is a gay American journalist. And he decided to move to Norway back then because he felt that Europe would be a more tolerant and safe environment for him as a gay man than the United States (a place that he felt was controlled by homophobic Christians out to oppress him).
.....and then he learned the hard way that he was totally wrong.

Read more... )

As cliché as this sounds; this book made me feel proud to be and American. Please go check it out!
[identity profile] kelincihutan.livejournal.com

Breitbart.com has an interesting take on this, which is that this is yet another example of Obama manipulating his public persona for different purposes at different times. And certainly, he is known to do that.

I have never been a birther. I've always felt it was just too much of a conspiracy theory for me to really buy into. I think this is weird, but beyond that...I dunno. The article is essentially documentation of the vetting and fact-checking BigGov did on this piece of information. So I put it to y'all, who are informed and intelligent people: what do you think about this?
[identity profile] mosellegreen.livejournal.com
A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine emailed me asking if I knew of, or if indeed there exists such as thing as, contemporary conservative fiction. She'd searched a lot and couldn't find any; the only books she could find that fit were classics, which is all very well but sometimes she wants to read modern works. For context, this friend is more of a cultural/social conservative than a political one.

I immediately wrote back with some suggestions and also bought a copy of S.M. Stirling's Conquistador for her Kindle. (I highly recommend it. It's a parallel universe story. In the 40's a WWII veteran figures out how to get into a parallel universe where Europeans never discovered the Americas, and he and some of his friends create their own society/empire there, one which is in many ways a 1950's time capsule, with a few touches from even further back.)

It just occurred to me that you guys could probably come up with more recs for her, and I would like to have more as well. So if anyone can make some good suggestions of conservative leaning contemporary fiction, she and I would like to hear them!

Here are my recs to her, for anyone who needs more reading material:

First, a few years ago I made a brief excursion into chick lit and discovered quite a few conservative authors in the genre. MaryJanice Davidson is a conservative, and her "Undead and ____" series features a conservative heroine. Julie Kenner wrote a few as well, good books that seem to have had the chick-lit elements kind of tacked on to ensure publication. In The Diva's Guide to Selling Your Soul by Kathleen O'Reilly, the heroine works for the devil and thus has certain magic powers - of course, she reforms over the course of the book. At one point, for reasons I forget, she induces a miscarriage on a woman, and later feels guilty for having killed a baby. Not for having basically performed an unwanted abortion; she feels guilty for killing a baby.

Here's an obvious one: Russell Kirk. Yes, he wrote fiction.

Jeffrey Archer is a bestselling British author (I really liked his first novel, Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less) and a Tory.

The mysteries by Emma Lathen. OK, they're a few decades old, but still.

As for scifi, that's easy: Baen Books. I suppose not all of what they publish is conservative, but most of it is. Military SF in general is conservative. A few SF authors to look for: John C. Wright, John Ringo, Larry Niven, Orson Scott Card, L. Jagi Lamplighter, John Scalzi.

I haven't read the historical novels of Catherine Delors, but I used to read her blog and I think she's conservative.
[identity profile] merig00.livejournal.com
[livejournal.com profile] sorris0 (journal is in russian, I'm just citing the source) posted this in his LJ. Don't you want to buy one for your kid? :D

the rest is under cut )
[identity profile] merig00.livejournal.com

It's dope for dummies.

A New York City-funded guidebook for heroin users is offering information on how to prepare drugs carefully and how to care for veins to avoid infection.

But the state's top official with the Drug Enforcement Administration called it a "step-by-step instruction on how to inject a poison."

DEA Special Agent-In-Charge John Gilbride says the handout is "very disturbing."

The 16-page pamphlet features helpful tips for dopeheads like: "Warm your body (jump up and down) to show your veins," and "find your vein before you try to inject."

Other tips include: "Only 'boot' once or twice in one shot."

The city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene printed about 70,000 copies of the handout, which reportedly cost $32,000.

A health official says the goal is to promote health and save lives.

Assistant Commissioner Daliah Heller says instructions on how to perform injections were included because there is "a less harmful way to inject."

The illustrated guidebook also offers information on HIV testing and warnings on the dangers of sharing needles.



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