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The Fact That Vikings Weren’t Racist A*holes Causes Froghead Meltdown

White racist groups have long ago adopted Vikings as their image of pure white warriors. They have adopted Viking Imagery, runes, and even clothing to represent  a white warrior culture to boost their wee manhood.

Those of us who have studied history know that besides being pirates and raiders, Viking ships travelled to trade well into the Mediterranean and contacted Arab an Muslim countries in both the Middle East, southern Europe, and North Africa. Vikings worked for Arabs as mercenaries, Vikings very seldom raided Muslim cities, because the Muslim country’s navies were far more powerful.

We know that from trade goods and relics discovered by Archaeologists both studying the Vikings as well as civilizations along the Med. We know all of this because of historical accounts written in the 9th through 12 centuries.

 

Ring with Arabic inscription found in 9th Century Viking woman’s grave

Indeed the Vikings and Arabs traded with each other via an overland route through what is now Russia, as well as the sea route for at least 3 centuries. Cultural and religious absorption at that level of contact would have been normal.

Now all they need to do is to find some black Vikings!

White supremacists fly into white-hot rage at news some Vikings may have been Muslim

On Friday, word of an Uppsala University study suggesting that some ancient Vikings were Muslim converts went rocketing around the Internet and hit Twitter like a bomb.

Uppsala researchers found Vikings buried in Sweden with cloth inscribed with the word “Allah,” the Muslim word for “God,” suggesting that as they roamed the world, Vikings encountered adherents to Islam and perhaps some of them converted.

Vikings are one of white supremacists’ most favorite things, embodying the “racial purity” and ferocity in war that thousands of 4chan keyboard warriors aspire to. Nazi websites like The Daily Stormer regularly truck in Viking imagery and Norse myth when appealing to disaffected whites, so the news that some Vikings could be Muslim was bound to hit some racists pretty hard.

Indeed, reactions on Twitter broke down into two categories, gleefully cackling liberals and dubious, skeptical people with “Deplorable” in their screen name or tiny U.S. flags next to their avatars.

The conservative consensus on the news was that Vikings might have plundered some Muslim fabrics to take back home, but that Vikings would never, ever, ever worship those brown people’s God, what are you thinking?

 
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Posted by on October 13, 2017 in The Definition of Racism, The Post-Racial Life

 

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Trump Presidency More Dangerous Than War With China

In the ongoing destruction of America and devolution to a Third World Tinpot Dictatorship, a Trump Presidency would be the first step of into a deep abyss.

The Economist rates Trump presidency among its top 10 global risks

Warning: Vote Trump and get terror threats, trade wars and currency crashes.

A Donald Trump presidency poses a top-10 risk event that could disrupt the world economy, lead to political chaos in the U.S. and heighten security risks for the United States, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit.

Electing Trump could also start a trade war, hurt trade with Mexico and be a godsend to terrorist recruiters in the Middle East, according to the latest EIU forecasts.

The well-respected global economic and geopolitical analysis firm put a possible Trump presidency in its top 10 global risks this month, released Wednesday. Other risks include a sharp slowdown in the Chinese economy, a fracture of the Eurozone, and Britain’s possible departure from the European Union.

Trump’s controversial remarks on Muslims would be a gift to “potential recruiters who have long been trying to paint the U.S. as an anti-Muslim country. His rhetoric will certainly help that recruiting effort,” said Robert Powell, global risk briefing manager at EIU.

Until Trump, the firm had never rated a pending election of a candidate to be a geopolitical risk to the U.S. and the world. The firm has no plans to include Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz or John Kasich on future risk lists.

“It’s highly unusual, and I don’t think we ever have done it where we’ve had a single politician be the center of our risk items,” Powell said in an interview, but noted that the firm has once included the transition at the top of the Chinese Communist Party as a top-ten risk as well.

“Innate hostility within the Republican hierarchy towards Mr. Trump, combined with the inevitable virulent Democratic opposition, will see many of his more radical policies blocked in Congress,” wrote EIU. But “such internal bickering will also undermine the coherence of domestic and foreign policymaking.”…More Here

 

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Even Chinese Are Avoiding “Made in China”

One of the problems with China’s hyper-competitive, poorly regulated manufacturing is product quality and criminal forgery. Most recently seen in America as cheap, poor quality components in Hoverboards causing the products to catch fire while recharging.The number of products containing fake ingredients, including fake food, fake and sometimes poisonous drugs, product counterfeiting on a massive scale, and childen’s toys and china plates containing toxic levels of lead, cadmium, and antimony.

The problem has gotten so bad it has spurned the development of a new retail economy, where Chinese are buying American Made goods through cutout buyers living in America and having the known safe and good quality products shipped to China. An industry which is now a $7.9 billion business and growing exponentially.

When Chinese consumers want Western goods, they turn to these U.S. intermediaries

Jennifer Zhong’s phone buzzes with a message from one of her 4,000 followers on Weibo, a Chinese service similar to Twitter.

A client in China wants to buy a gold Baublebar necklace, but it’s expensive and inconvenient to order products from U.S. websites.

Zhong taps over to another Chinese social network, WeChat, to discuss the transaction, and they settle on a price: $52.

In her downtown Los Angeles apartment, Zhong flips open her laptop and finds the necklace on Baublebar’s website at the sale price of $32. When the package arrives, one of the employees of her online store, Jia Jia Buys It for You, removes the receipt, tears off the tags and repackages it for shipment to China.

Social media-fueled transactions such as these have grown so popular in China that they’ve become an industry known as daigou, a Chinese phrase that means “to buy on behalf of.”

In 2015, luxury daigou purchases were valued at up to $7.6 billion, or nearly half of China’s overall luxury purchases, according to an estimate by Bain and Co., a consulting firm that tracks consumer trends in China.

And in the San Gabriel Valley and other Chinese communities nationwide, immigrants rich and poor have embraced daigou as a way to earn a living at the intersection of the world’s largest economies, reaching for American prosperity by serving China’s wealthy.

The business first took root in 2008, when Chinese milk containing a toxic additive killed at least six infants and sickened hundreds of thousands more.

The scandal created huge demand for overseas milk powder, which quickly became and remains one of daigou‘s most popular products. Quality control scandals for products such as toothpaste, cosmetics and medicine also have motivated Chinese consumers to shop overseas.

But daigou really began to take off in 2011, when Chinese e-commerce platforms such asTaobao gave buyers a platform to grow their business beyond their friends and family, says Charlie Gu, director of China Luxury Advisors, a company that helps high-end brands reach Chinese consumers.

Frustrated by luxury-good counterfeiters, Chinese consumers stepped up their purchases through intermediaries in the U.S., Japan, France, South Korea and other countries.

The rise of Chinese social networks such as Weibo and WeChat also facilitated the person-to-person connections that are daigou‘s lifeblood, Gu says.

And in the U.S. and Southern California, the massive influx of Chinese students at universities and colleges provided the industry with a labor force.

Some entrepreneurs open shipping businesses to facilitate the flow of goods, while Chinese students, tour guides and anyone with contacts in China earn extra income as buyers, lining up Coach purses, Prada bags, Michael Kors shoes and other luxury products that are significantly cheaper in America.

Chinese students, who typically come from middle- to upper-class families that can afford to buy goods overseas, serve as daigou agents for their personal networks. Recommendations expand their networks and increase their revenues.

The person-to-person nature of the business makes it harder for the government to crack down on daigou, which undermines domestic firms by allowing Chinese buyers to avoid higher prices and import taxes.

“The Chinese government can’t tell your friends and family not to buy things for you,” Gu says.

Zhong, 26, came to the U.S. to study at USC and noticed students using daigou to earn extra money.

“This is a business where you can’t really lose money,” she says. “It’s just a matter of how much you want to make.”… Read More Here

 

 
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Posted by on March 8, 2016 in Great American Rip-Off, News

 

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Thank You, Eagles!

Now – If the Offensive line will only learn how to pass block, and Clinton Portis doesn’t take another year off…

And the ‘Skins find 2 more good receivers…

Joe Theismann: Redskins fans will support Donovan McNabb much better than Eagles fans

Former Washington QB Joe Theismann suggested Monday that Donovan McNabb will find an unusual element in the stadium when he dons the Redskins’ uniform in September: A supportive fan base.

Theismann, in comments on Sirius Mad Dog Radio, criticized fans in Philadelphia for what he said was poor treatment of McNabb “from the day he got drafted.”

Of McNabb’s treatment from Eagles fans, Theismann said:

“… nothing seemed to be good enough. You go to five NFC championship games, you go to a Super Bowl (in) large part because of his ability to play the position but yet nobody wanted to give him any kind of credit.”

In Washington, Theismann said McNabb will greet a fan base that welcomes and embraces him (although they once burned his Eagles uniform outside FedEx Field):

“(McNabb) will find that Opening Day in Washington, when he steps on that football field in front of those 89-90,000 fans, it’ll be like nothing he’s ever felt. It’ll be a warmth that he hasn’t been able to find in Philadelphia.”

 
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Posted by on April 6, 2010 in News, The Post-Racial Life

 

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