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Feeling the Parallels? Why are American men obsessed with the Roman Empire?

NatGeo's Amy Briggs says men are compelled by the era due to interest in engineering and military: 'Full of good stories'

statue of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius
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Equestrian statue of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius, 161-180, found in the collection of the Musei Capitolini, Rome.
The Roman Empire may have left an amazing legacy — but men allegedly "geek out" about the period more often than expected.

A recent TikTok trend prompted women to ask the men in their lives how often they think about the Roman Empire.

The app exploded as husbands, boyfriends, dads and friends revealed what they think about the era and its feats multiple times a week — if not every day.

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Drug cartels 'fifth-largest employers' in Mexico - study

Membership of the groups is estimated to be in the vicinity of 175,000 people
Mexico drug cartel homicide investigation
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Investigators and Policemen investigate the scene where drug related homicide occurred in Juarez, Mexico
Membership in Mexico's deadly drug cartels continues to surge as dozens of people join the crime groups daily, according to research published by the academic journal Science on Thursday. The study also estimated cartels to be the fifth-largest employers in the Latin American country.

Tracking information on homicides, incarcerations, and other related data over the past decade, researchers created a mathematical model to trace cartel recruitment numbers. It found that membership of around 150 drug cartels is cumulatively estimated to be 175,000, which placed it above most of Mexico's largest employers.

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A huge backlash against globalism, climate change alarmism and immigration madness has started

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I am pleased to report a global backlash against woke madness, climate change silliness, and immigration polices is underway in the US, Europe, and Australia.

The New Moral Order Is Crumbling

Globalism, climate-change alarmism, and cultural self-annihilation have all come under serious challenge. It's a welcome start to a Well-Deserved Thrashing of the New World Order.


UK: Black Lives Matter organiser behind the protest which toppled Edward Colston's statue in Bristol admits fraud - £30,000 raised from donors is missing

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Xahra Saleem (pictured) has pleaded guilty to one count of fraud by abuse of position
One of the organisers of the Black Lives Matter protest which saw slave trader Edward Colston's statue toppled has admitted fraud after £30,000 raised from donors went missing.

Xahra Saleem, 23, pleaded guilty to one count of fraud by abuse of position following an investigation by Avon and Somerset Police into a GoFundMe page called 'BristBLM' set up ahead of the protest in Bristol in June 2020.

Saleem had set up the crowdfunding page to raise money for face masks and other equipment to help facilitate the march legally, given it was taking place at the time of the Covid-19 pandemic.

An agreement is said to have been made that any excess funds would go to charity Changing Your Mindset Ltd - which was a youth group based in the St Pauls area of Bristol - so young people could go on a trip to Africa.

The Colston statue was pushed into Bristol harbour on June 7, 2020, during protests related to the death of George Floyd in the US, and the subsequent global BLM movement.

Comment: BLM and its CRT fellow travelers have raised fleecing the masses to a high art. White guilt is very profitable.


Tucker warns Americans of what's happening in 'real time'

Are we watching the global order that took shape after World War II — the so-called "Pax Americana," with the United States as the dominant global political, military and economic power — "collapsing in real time?" That's what former Fox News host Tucker Carlson thinks.

In an interview with the Swiss outlet Die Weltwoche — a German-language weekly considered center-right politically — Carlson said he had "become convinced over the past several years — particularly since the war in Ukraine began — that the world is changing much more quickly than most Americans understand."

And it's not in ways that reflect well upon the United States.

The interview, published Thursday, came as Carlson came back from an interview with the president of the United Arab Emirates, Mohamed bin Zayed. It's one of a number of eclectic interviews with social and political figures he's done since relaunching his show, so to speak, on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter.

Comment: Actually, we think that the America's "enemies" would much prefer to have some sane and rational political leaders to meet with and come to reasonable accommodation with. Imagine the incredible amounts of time, energy and resources that are required in order to mitigate the military, economic and political aggression that the US foists upon the world on a daily basis...


Russell Brand, another truth warrior 'guilty until proven innocent'

Russell Brand
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Actor and comedian Russell Brand sits down to talk to Tucker Carlson about his battle with addiction and attacks from the cancel culture mob.
Once again, a courageous soul who challenged the establishment has been virtually silenced - tarred, feathered and portrayed as guilty of sexual assault before any trial has begun. Is this another example of a media-coordinated hit job against an inconvenient voice?

Imagine what a wonderful world it would be if journalists dug into stories like 'Russian election collusion' and 'Hunter Biden's laptop' with the same amount of gusto as they do with stories involving the sordid sex lives of celebrities. And not just any celebrities, but specifically those who have touched the third rail, so to speak, exposing the establishment for their egregious crimes against humanity.

Russell Brand is/was that sort of spirited and fearless individual. While initially part of the Hollywood circuit, appearing in films and performing stand-up comedy, the loquacious Brit eventually found himself ostracized from tinsel town after pointing out during the 2013 GQ Awards that the sponsor of the event, Hugo Boss, manufactured uniforms for the Nazi Party during World War II.

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Priest is investigated by Polish police after 'gay orgy' at his apartment ends in 'clergyman friend' overdosing on erectile pills and a male prostitute scandal

Father Tomasz Zmarzły

His friend reportedly keeled over after taking copious amounts of potency pills.
A priest who ordered a male prostitute and then called an ambulance after his friend collapsed from an overdose of erectile dysfunction pills is being investigated by prosecutors.

According to local media, Father Tomasz Zmarzły from the church of the Blessed Virgin Mary of the Angels in Poland had allegedly thrown a small party at his apartment in the city of Dąbrowa Górnicza.

But after taking copious amounts of potency tablets, in the early hours of the morning his naked friend keeled over.

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Wine n Glass

Reporter tried eating at NYC's finest restaurants dressed like Sen. John Fetterman — it went as you'd expect

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Pennsylvania Senator John Fetterman
Following Majority Leader Chuck Schumer's decision to peel back the dress code for Senate members, Pennsylvania Senator John Fetterman has decided to take full advantage, sporting hooded sweatshirts and athletic shorts in one of the most powerful places in the world. As a result, New York Post reporter John Levine decided to see if that same dress code would fly in some of the nicest restaurants in the Big Apple.

It turned out that Levine was barred from gaining entry at Daniel on the Upper East Side, where a seven-course tasting menu runs about $275. A maître d' said that he "would not be permitted here." The New York Post report noted that the restaurant seemed to demonstrate "more common sense than Congress."

The maître d' at Daniel confessed that she did not even know who Fetterman was. She added that the establishment has "turned away guests for being improperly dressed regardless of their occupation."

Comment: 'The Fetterman Rule': Senate cuts dress code enforcement

Snakes in Suits

Political neophyte Stefanos Kasselakis elected new leader of Greece's main opposition Syriza party

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Political neophyte Stefanos Kasselakis elected new leader of Greece's main opposition party
A 35-year-old businessman without prior political experience was elected Sunday to lead Greece's main opposition bloc, the left-wing Syriza party.

Stefanos Kasselakis defeated Effie Achtsioglou, a 38-year-old lawmaker and former labor minister, in a runoff contest. Three other candidates had been eliminated in an earlier first round.

With the votes still being counted, Achtsioglou called her rival to congratulate him. Kasselakis had just under 57% of the votes late Sunday with 70% of precincts reporting, while Achtsioglou had just over 43%. About 136,000 Greeks turned out to vote, fewer than in the first round.

Kasselakis, a resident of Miami, was unknown to the Greek public until he was anointed a candidate on Syriza's at-large list. In Greece's national elections, 15 of the 300 lawmakers are elected at-large, depending on each party's share of the votes. At-large candidates can include expatriates. Syriza elected four such lawmakers in the May election and three in June. Kasselakis, in ninth place, had no chance.

Then in late August, a few days after presenting a list of proposals for the party, Kasselakis released a video of just over four minutes recounting his life and his vision. The video went viral, transforming him into a serious contender for the party leadership. Achtsioglou had been the overwhelming favorite.


Republicans eye scandal-scarred Bob Menendez's Senate seat

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Senator Robert Melendez [D-NJ]
Republicans are bullish on their chances of capturing a U.S. Senate seat in New Jersey because of the scandal engulfing defiant Sen. Robert Menendez — the party's best opportunity to win in the Garden State in decades, GOPers told The Post Saturday.

Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-Atlantic City) said:
"I really believe Republicans — for the first time in a long time — do have a chance. You see Democrats coming out saying he should resign, they are scared. They are going to do everything they can to try and get him out. I think people in New Jersey may be ready for a conservative populist."
Van Drew said he was being inundated by calls from New Jersey residents to throw his hat into the ring and that he was considering the idea. Democrat Kyle Jasey, a Jersey City real estate entrepreneur, and Republican Christine Serrano Glassner, mayor of Mendham Borough, had already announced before the Menendez indictment.

Menendez, 69, and his wife were both hit Friday with federal corruption charges, including allegedly taking over $600,000 bribes from a group of New Jersey businessmen to benefit them and further the interests of the Egyptian government.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has called on the senator to resign.

Comment: Congress requires a massive purge of the detritus, the self-servers, the agenda puppets and 'party' poopers. There will be vultures.