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They chose to get bored, get drunk and get laid with the wrong people. Saks moved out of AL many years ago, as did Torchmark. Pillsbury basically became defunct when General Mills purchased it. It felt a bit like in an action movie when they shouted "Hands on your heads! People are friendly unlike those in Vietnam or back home, cost of living is low — unless you are one of the idiots who has to live in a crazy mansion to feel good about their life…. The food was great with lots of selection, there is lots to see and do in Phnom Penh. The number of pupils with a first language other than German has doubled from to
There are two brands for Oklahoma that would better represent Oklahomans…. My criteria were pretty subjective, to tell you the truth. I have to agree with Mary here. We have Sonic drive-ins here in Pennsylvania. Those other two places? What and where are they? I think presence and recognition beyond the state matter.
Of course, being the largest Ice cream company with its own private dairy is pretty impressive let alone a farm, bakery, transport company, and over store is no small feat.
Cummins makes diesel engines. That counts for something. Indiana actually has a lot of smaller companies that have a large impact in the market. One that I found quite interesting was the fact that Klipsch high end stereo speakers is and Indiana company.
There is also Eli Lilly, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the country, maybe in the world, and responsible for quite a lot of stuff in Indianapolis. Indy cars and Formula 1 cars both have exposed wheels and wings, but they are really separate series with different cars. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway built a special addition to the track to host Formula 1, but I think there was only one Formula 1 race there. We have been pan frying chicken in the South since b4 Indiana ever even existed, so how u think u can co opt that to a yankee state is beyond me!
The entire South just rolled in their graves! What about the Hoosier bat company for Indiana? Those seems to be bigger, well known brands from Indiana. Umm, I think you better check your facts. Louisville is bourbon country. KFC or Yum brands would have been a better choice for Kentucky. Founded here over years ago and still based in Maryland, creator of Old Bay which is pretty much synonymous with Maryland… come on.
It has to be McCormick! MD is McCormick, no contest. I remember whenl the plant was at the inner harbor, and you could tell which spice they were packaging that day by driving down light street.. It was created by and for decades made by a much smaller rival, the Baltimore Spice Company, which McCormick purchased sometime in the s.
But for locals, when they were downtown, Cinnamon grinding days in the tea room, is the stuff of legend. Old Bay is in 12 of every 10 households locally, but does not draw well nationally.
Hershey — with Hershey Kiss shaped streetlights and smell of coco hull mulch — unchallenged regional emotional win. Hershey Ice Cream was established in the same state, in a nearby location and in the same year, but there is no relationship between the families involved.
Marlboro — is the top selling cigarette brand in the world, I learned about Virginia tobacco along with the founding of the 13 original Colonies, AOL can not come close. An excellent argument can be made that it is going up the corporate ownership chain too far to trace Marlboro back to VA, in which case it will toss Hershey out of its place in PA.
Have to agree with Under Armour, sorry McCormick is great, but no one associates them with Maryland in a large scale Domestic sense. Never even knew Geico was based here. It would seem that associating a corporation with a state would be meaningful outside the state or region only for the iconic, venerable names. They have products in global markets all the way to Australia. They are one of the largest herb and spice wholesalers to the food service industry in the country.
And this guy picks an insurance company that was founded in Texas, is a subdivision of conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway, and just happens to have its HQ building in a DC suburb across the MD line? Their windows are the stuff of my Christmases in NYC as a kid. Saks was probably your best bet. Saks moved out of AL many years ago, as did Torchmark.
Smaller electronics firms are in Huntsville. Perhaps the best known international brands would be Mercedes, Honda or Hyandai, which all have huge manufacturing plants here. The largest single shareholder granddaughter of the founder and board member lives in pennsylvania, just 50 miles from their headquarters. Note the past tense. It was a huge employer in the area…. The campus is now a Verizon corporate site. Pepsi would have been a good choice. Thanks for your input.
Many companies have headquarters in NYC…. Sarah — I lived in Charlotte for almost 10 years. Pepsi has no presence there.
Lowes would have been another option for North Carolina but Bank of America is still the best choice. Pillsbury is not a separate entity anymore, but is now part of General Mills. Even before that merger, Pillsbury was an odd choice for Minnesota. My only alternative would be Target, whose logo is a design classic.
The aesthetics of the logos had a lot to do with my choices. I think the Starbucks logo looks better in Washington than Boeing or Amazon would. They are by far the most globally reaching company out of Boeing, Costco, and Starbucks. True, though Amazon was a good option to, it is easy to say tat e Internet would inevitably change the way people buy stuff and kill brick and mortar but still someone had to do it. Delaware was actually a pretty tough state to do, since there are so many corporations based there.
One of the states whose plate they sent up was Delaware. Texas should be represented by Exxon Mobil, or some energy company. Or maybe Dell Computer, if you wanted a smaller company, and one with a more direct consumer product. One of the big problems I had with making this map was that there are a gazillion companies based here in Texas, but few in states like New Mexico, Wyoming or West Virginia.
I think you are making a mistake with not associating Texas with Oil. Corporate Texas, in most American minds, begins with oil. I think you should reconsider. They have to be Oil related. Dr Pepper is just a minor soft drink. Oil has dominated the politics and economy of Texas since basically the day he first well was dug.
Oil is definitely a big part of Texas. I was surprised to see Dr. Lots of great stuff going on in Waco right now! Pepper does seem to have a cult following for sure! Some, like Starbucks or Apple, everyone knows, although Disney is a far more iconic choice for CA, but some others, like Dr.
All in all this was a fun cool learning experience. Thanks for sharing it and would be cool to see what u choose for an alternate version. You totally nailed Texas. Do not fill yourself with self-doubt. That would be completely un-Texan of you. And I have no problem with Exxon-Mobil representing Texas….
How could you pick Pillsbury for Minnesota? Its a company thats part of General Mills. You should have listed General Mills instead. Having said that though, you should have chosen Target, Best Buy, or 3M since those 3 rank higher than General Mills for Minnesota companies. Also… how could you not use Mc Donalds for Illinois?
Its one of the most known brands holding the 2 spot for world wide franchise locations! I would think that beats Dr. I did not intend to insult Maryland. I definitely agree with Sarah — Old Bay is also a great choice for Maryland!
Mmmm Old Bay flavored Shrimp and crab cakes…. I love looking at this map and learning about Corporate America! And you picked Geico? I would think Hopkins at least should have been on your radar. Did you do any research before you made this map? I did quite a bit of research. I did not include any governmental agencies, educational institutions or NGOs. As a Michigander myself, I have to wonder if Dick DeVos lost the gubernatorial election in mostly because of his affiliation with AmWay.
I would have thought Disney over Hooters for Florida. Ya but Disney began in California, and still is a big presence there as well.
That is a tough one. Krispy Kreme should represent NC, my home state. KK is headquartered in my hometown, Winston-Salem. Just like Texas Roadhouse a chain steakhouse had nothing to do with Texas originally. I believe it was started in Illinois. Brands is mostly just headquartered in Louisville. Or you could just put a basketball over the state since we perfected it in Louisville, of course!!!! Iowa should not be Maytag.
Virtually everything they had in Iowa has been moved south to Mexico. Several thousands of people lost jobs with the moves.
It might be more interesting to use a third party brand ranking like AdAge or Millward Brown, or even just fortune rankings. To tell you the truth, the map does indeed reflect my personal biases. I made it for fun, and I never thought it would be so popular and discussed. Given all this feedback, I may have to create a new version based on more empirical data. Carr-Gottstein is now a commercial management firm that leases out several buildings in Alaska.
I agree with REI. Excellent map of the United States of Branding! Those are really no brainers, they led a military coup to take the territory in the first place. Hawaiian Airlines is just an inevitable outcome. If you want most representative, I would have considered Da Kine, which you see everywhere, but no one realizes is from Hawaii.
A better choice for Kansas would have been Dillons grocery supermarkets. Even though Dillons is owned by the Kroger Company, it is based in Hutchinson.
The first Dillons opened in in Hutchinson. Every town in Kansas with a population more than 2, or so has a Dillons.
As a person who grew up in Topeka and went to K. I agree with you, K. Pizza Hut started in Wichita. Dillons is a little obscure for the rest of the country, though. I was thinking Cessna or Sprint for Kansas. But Garmin is not bad. Koch Industries owns the entire state of Kansas. I feel like Kansas should be Hallmark or Sprint as both their headquarters are based here and they are quite prominent companies. Hallmark is in Missouri. Sprint would be good for Kansas, as would Cessna. You totally have to consider DnD for Mass.
People up here seem to love their Dunkin donuts and wawa. I had no idea sonic was an Oklahoma thing and allsups was a NM thing. I feel so narrow minded. As someone who was born in Texas and raised in New Mexico, I think your choices for my states were spot on. Pepper is so quintessentially Texas and I was so thrilled to see Allsups on there best chimichangas ever! New Hampshire is known for retail and tons of small businesses.
The DD logo or CVS logo would both fit easily into the small area available in which to write on the map. Im from Texas and now I live in Tennessee and you got them both wrong. Texaco mean the Texas Company,enuff said. Other ones for Ohio: Florida should definitely be Publix grocery store… Hooters is not from Florida nor is it headquartered there. I really enjoyed seeing this. Do you have a list per state? Some of them are very difficult to read. Best of luck on any.
Love this idea, really. And you nailed most of it. But perhaps you are closer to farm machinery than I am. Love this map, thank you Steve for producing it. What are Vermont and New Hampshire? I would say Indiana is more known for steel mills even though they almost no longer exist.
Actually, from a Vermonter perspective, it should probably be blank. You guys go a long way to protect and promote local business over corporate brands. If Green Mountain, than — Keurig! Love the map and the comments. The Amana Corporation was founded in Iowa and still manufactures appliances there. They are now owned by Whirlpool Corporation. The Amana Colonies is a great place for spending some time. They have excellent food, served family style.
Thanks for the input. It seems I am coming to this discussion late. I would say both of those are far more representative of the state as a whole. Is that Timberland for NH? Otherwise — fun exercise! They are totally integrated into building up the city. Chicagoans may not feel the same affinity with it, but most downstaters would think CAT is the perfect choice. I am surprised nobody has mentioned State Farm for Illinois.
Tennessee should be Jack Daniels Whiskey. JD is made in Lynchburg, Tn. New Mexico was a tough one. Only the highest number of PHDs per capita: But you went Tomato Soup? Another and perhaps better idea for our 50th state: Thanks for doing this. Thousands of jobs lost. McDonalds goes pretty local whereever they are. Cat on the other hand is a unique global giant that has no rival in a very important industry. Is Firestone from there?
That is an industrial giant of a state, must be several better fits than Wendys no? Anyway, very easy for us to Monday monring qb this, love the original idea and obviously it is sparking a lot of thought. McDonalds has Illinois ties deeper than just having the first restaurant there.
Firestone is indeed from Ohio but a better candidate still headquartered there with a logo methinks Steve might like…. Auto seems like a more apt industry for Ohio than pain, insurance, or houseold. But yeah, I think I ilke all of your options over Wendys.
Unless they put chicory in their coffee. And Hawaii must have something more native than an Airline. Best Western began in CA and moved here in the 70s. Ohio should be Goodyear. They are a worldwide company. In addition to the tires, they also are famous for the the Goodyear blimps. I thought the same thing, but I started to wonder and looked it up, turns out that Disney is run from California. WA is so totally Starbucks as Seattle is where it all started and it is still going but also because it is the coffee capital of the world, thanks to…….
The company is located in Eugene OR. OK is best represented by Arbys or Thrifty car rental because they were started there and remain there but also because just about everyone in the US know about Arbys or Thrifty but not Sonic. While Sonic is a good representation of OK as far as national brand recognition goes, I think QuikTrip would be a better pick.
And banking can happen anywhere, NC actually grows the product, tobacco. Boeing is now headquartered in Chicago. First off, this is a fantastic idea!! And graphically it was executed very well. I just have a few thoughts on choices. I feel like it should be something in heavy industry?
And, as I said in a reply to another commenter, as a Maryland has to be McCormick—the spice and seasoning manufacturer that produces Old Bay, which we not only famously put on our crabs, but on just about everything else, too.
You can actually tell with surprising accuracy if someone grew up here or moved from elsewhere depending on the number of other foods other than crabs that they put or have at least tried Old Bay on. Great map and even better reading the comments. You seem like an awesome person Steve.
I will recommend this page to everyone. Thanks for brightening my day. Have you thought about doing one for Canada? Would be interested in seeing what my country has come up with outside of BC. Cat is the perfect choice for Illinois. The largest manufacturer in the world for earthmoving and heavy equipment with headquarters and heavy presence in Illinois. It is probably one of the most important 5 manufacturers of any kind in the US. It is really without equal in the world and in a highly strategic industry at that.
They have an iconic logo, and consumer brands too… Band-Aids! Good job-on both the map and letting all the comments roll off you. It was cool to learn about the relationship between companies and states. This is a great map, and if I have your permission, I would like to include it in a powerpoint presentation for my company. Is it permissible for me to use, and is there a way that I could edit it in order to make certain states pop-out as they are discussed.
Of course, its not that well known Outside. Just some suggestions for a future map. Enjoyed checking this one out. Your map updates this very nicely. And as a native Mainer now returned, I was amused to see that virtually the only state-based corporation without controversy was L. At least here in southern Maine, I bet nearly everybody at least knows one person who works or has worked there.
And as corporations go, they are fairly benign, and they really do make the Maine Hunting Shoes here. I look forward to future editions and the Canada map! I remember going to Minnesota and being struck by the big brick flour mills along the Mississippi. I live in the NYC area.
Nothing about Verizon says NY to me. I would think it would have to be a finance or publishing company. So why not use the largest investment bank in the world with years of roots in Manhattan…JPMorganChase. Tide, Crest, Bounty, Charmin, Pampers, etc. Sprint would seem to be the obvious brand for Kansas. While Garmin is a great company, Sprint is much larger with far more customers, employees, revenues.
Assume brand recognition would be far beyond Garmin. Try Pioneer or John Deere. In response to John, Hooters in fact is from Florida. It was founded in Clearwater in It is however headquartered in Atlanta. As a native Floridian, I would be more likely to choose Tropicana over Hooters.
Outback Steakhouse and Publix are negotiable. Publix has presence in only a few states in the southeast. Even though Outback is headquartered in Tampa, I believe Tropicana still has a larger presence in the states. Im from southern jersey and my mom is from camden nj so everyone around there is familiar with its history with them.
I enjoyed the whole map and thought it was awesome piece of art. So with Sprint, whose history and heritage are indeed all Kansas, true: But when it merged with Nextel, the Nextel brass in Reston, Va.
Has there ever been an airline more associated with exotic destinations than Pan Am? I checked and found that it was founded in Florida. Alas, when air travel became nearly as common as bus travel PanAm did not adapt and went the way of the Passenger Pigeon.
United Technologies is probably the most iconic Connecticut corporation, but as with many conglomerates its operating units are better known than the company itself. Xerox has the same issue as General Electric, while Cigna is pretty low-profile. California almost should be split into 2 parts. As for the comments on Disney and Florida, remember that theme parks are only one part of the Disney conglomerate.
Disney HQ, the movie studio the only major one with its HQ still in LA , and iconic animation department are all in Burbank, while the original Disneyland is further south. I am from Oklahoma, and it seems to me the Sonic corporation would fit perfect. And from what I can see all the other states seem pretty much accurate in your represesntation.
Even though there may be difficult in chossing those who may be popular or more known for more then one, like wisconson and its cheese industry.
I was born in LA and raised in GA and you hit those two on the mark! Let me know if you do! How is everyone overlooking Burger King as the rep for Florida? They were started in Jacksonville and continue to run their headquarters in Miami. An obvious choice I would say. An icon in the state. They also have a simple, bold logo that stands out. Microsoft lost to Starbucks? Think of the worldwide computers that run on their products.
Geico over Under Armour? Under Armour hands down. The housewares brand is produced by Homer Laughlin China Co. The brand has seen a major resurgence in popularity—very popular in wedding registries, for example, thanks to its use of cheerful colors and the ability to mix and match pieces.
All that aside, just love the concept for the map. Very cool and sparking some great discussion. Great post, has made it to the top blogs for freelancers and strategists on Strat-Talking. While I do not dispute the H-D tag for Wisconsin, there are some other likely representatives—companies that started out in Wisconsin. My first thought for Hawaii was Dole too!
But then I found out Dole is actually based in California. I think we all associate pineapples with Hawaii and assume the brand is based there. I concede…I see that Dole originated in Hawaii and only fairly recently headquartered in California…my bad! Pepsi was born here,,, and is still going strong. I pledge allegiance to the flag of The Corporate States of America and to the plutocracy for which it stands. One nation under Currency Incalculable.
With over consumption and credit debt for all; forever and ever Amen. I think that the author missed on Kansas. Using Carrs-Safeway for Alaska, when Carrs are now Safeway in every sense of the word, is just plain wrong. I miss Carrs very very much. Alaska Airlines would be a much better choice. Started in Alaska, tho now headquartered in Seattle, Alaska Airlines continues to be an essential-and in many instances the only- air carrier in Alaska. It continues to give Alaskans special discounts and deals.
Alaskans love Alaska Airlines. The Tropicana Casino I think that was it, whatever one it was that started the destination gambling business. Every decent department store in the country sells Fiesta dinnerware in every color under the sun. Anyway, thanks for the tip! I do have issue with your selection for Hawaii; I would have gone with Mauna Loa. Informative piece, thank you! I have a question, what about Microsoft, if was founded in Washington and is worth far more than Starbucks?
Actually, it was founded in Albuquerque! New Mexico, but their headquarter is in Redmond, Washington. Founded in NC, headquartered in NY. I think their hands were pretty dirty during the real estate bubble — making utterly trashy loans along with most other large banks. Their minions were still are? I laughed for a good half-minute when I first heard that. I still thought that picking Carrs was apt since it indicated a good job of research. Also consider Alaska Brewing Co.
They are a largish Craft Brewer with wide distribution and a sterling reputation. Why are you looking past Gillette in Mass anyway? Gillette is in everyway a first tier global giant. I do like their logo as well. It was one of the first companies to use a modern, abstract design.
I may be old school but retail outlets with a clothing cachet seem too niche to really have the kind of identification with Corporate America that real corporations have. I came across this map, if anyone sees this. You got Indiana straight in the Hoosier. I see those stupid jacked trucks everywhere here.
Florida should be Publix Supermarkets. They have been in business over 75 years and did begin in Florida. There are far more Publix stores than there are Hooters. Guaranteed issue is a form of life insurance, which is also called cash value build-up, term life insurance on account of advancing age may be able to reap many financial rewards.
Deere and Company was started in Illinois in Moline, IL is the world headquarters for the company. Yellow must be your favorite color, cause we are all Green in Illinois and around the world. Both are controversial, and even arguably worldwide, but who cares about a ho-hum cup of coffee? As far as California, Google or HP would be better choices than Apple, but I would have shunned them all for one of our food or wine brands, maybe Foster Farms chicken Modesto.
People see those brands every day and think of California, but Apple is just another multinational which might as well be based in Tokyo for all the notice it gets here. A much more ubiquitous South Carolina-owned company is BI-LO, which can be found in almost every town across the state, or, unfortunately, Advance America, a disgusting loan sharking scheme that preys on the poor, and are ubiquitous wherever minimum-wage jobs can be found.
Thanks for producing such an interesting map. I would love to see what the runners-up would be for each state. The following are choices that I would have made differently:.
Kentucky — United Parcel Service 4. California — Disney or Levi-Strauss. Fitting for the insurance capital of the world, right? For Utah, I would have selected Ancestry. For Washington state I beleive Microsoft and Boing are more representative than Starbucks, besides headquarter offices in the state, they are some of the largest employers. This would be an easier exercise if we knew what the map is supposed to be of.
Or is it logos? I see four serious problems with the map. Pizza Hut is the most prominent brand to come out of Kansas; the nexus of Garmin to Kansas is tenuous. Minnesota is a tough call.
Oil is the essence of Texas. Would be a nice resource for schools… for Florida I think Hawaiian Tropic would be a great choice. You need to check your history on Saks. West Virginia is not well-represnted here.
Kroger is a big corporation which was founded in in Cincinnati, Ohio. Still operating their world headquarters out of New Brunswick, NJ. Virginia should be Smithfield not AOL. You can do so much better with NY… Think of all. Just saw it featured on Mental Floss. I work there just a worker bee! Jack Daniels over FedEx. I would like to ask for your permission to use your map in a Sporcle quiz with proper acknowledgements, of course. Minnesota should absolutely be either Target or 3M. Both were founded in the s in Minnesota and still headquartered there.
Pillsbury basically became defunct when General Mills purchased it. Well bourbon n horses. I would argue that Coleman based in Wichita since is a much more prevalent brand as an outdoor gear manufacturer than Garmin even though I love my Garmin GPS and Vivofit.
Those are all started and based out of Minnesota. Alabama should be Russell. Kansas should be Pizza Hut. Maryland should be McCormick. Oklahoma is spot on with Sonic. CT should be subway or bic pen. Bic makes the 2 most stolen and most used things pens and lighters. Some of them not as known as other bit that everyone in Texas knows for sure. Texas Instruments probably the most known calculators throughout math classes around the world. I would say Ceasars Entertainment they have 58 casinos world wide, it started in Reno as Harrahs entertainment in and everyone knows Caesars Palace.
Zappos is ok but no one really knows ther are from Nevada. GM makes sense for my state. Probably the biggest and most well known company we have.
Got some suggestions for Michigan for a possible future map. Indiana should be Eli Lilly for sure. They have had a huge impact worldwide. In my opinion, no one really thinks Cummins when they think of Indiana. Pizza Hut started in Kansas back in the s. Although the headquarters is not in Kansas, I think pizza is more widespread and acknowledged than Garmin. Its really funny when you notice there are no Saks stores in Alabama. Maybe Books-a-Million which does exist in the state and is actually headquartered here?
In and Out Burger for California. Indy race cars or the movie Hoosier for Indiana. Steve, love the map and your easy going nature with all the comments. Forget oil companies, I think Dr. Pepper is the perfect choice for Texas!
A few other thoughts… Walgreens for Illinois. Been there over years and now an international company. What about Gatorade for Florida? Being from Michigan I think you missed the mark by not choosing Ford.
After all it was this company that paved the way for manufacturing today. Plus they are the brand where gm is just a parent company, but then again you could have just said pure Michigan and it would have worked too.
Washington State is so much more than Starbucks. Cummins is a good choice for Indiana, but I might have chosen Eli Lilly instead. This is a good list, though. Regarding South Dakota, Daktronics might be a better choice than Motel 6.
The former is a world leader in is sphere, while the later tends to invite snickers — no matter how successful the mtol chain has been. A more appropriate option for Virginia could have been Mars or even Microtech. AOL is a bit old and brand is obsolete.
Wait, hooters for Florida? What a load of bunkum. We also love Breitling Watches, anchored in Wilton. This is really cool! Im from Ut and had no Idea sinclair would have been liked to Utah at all. I live in Tx now and would like to say that if people here did not hav Dr. What about Frito-Lay for Texas, it started and is still headquartered in here, you can even see the history in the Red Museum in Dallas downtoen. Maryland should change to Under Armour. Nor do most of the commenters.
Too many to comment. But DP over Texas oil has got to be the most inaccurate. While I get Starbucks being Washington, it must have been a challenge selecting just one brand, considering Microsoft, Amazon, and Boeing are a few more names easily associated with our state! For West Virginia, I think you should use Mylan. They are leading manufacturer of generic and specialty medication.
Here is the wiki link https: I think that as time changes, some of these may update. Currently, I believe Under Armor would be a more accurate representation for Maryland. CT has Hartford Ins…a name, logo, and brand or sumarine manufacture in groton…. Isnt Hobby Lobby a based out of Oklahoma. Velcro is based in Manchester, NH.
Guessing that every home in the USA has something Velcro…. I worked for Mr. UA was founded in Baltimore and still headquarters in Baltimore. If you question McCormick, then you have never been near the plant here on the day they process cinnamon yum or garlic powder. I simply stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really loved browsing your weblog posts. I also like big oil for Texas but would suggest Texaco instead of Exxon Mobil just because of the name association.
Oh, and Nationwide Insurance. Bank of America was actually founded in San Francisco. It was originally the Bank of Italy. Georgia is an imposter owner. Leinenkugels is a good choice. The British government offered the Algerians manpower, equipment, and expert assistance to expedite the resolution of the crisis, but was refused.
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K and discretionary e. Nor the evils of the worldwide Islamic Inquisition which — not in the 16th century but now, in the 21st, condemns Muslim apostates to barbaric execution. Instead, aggressive White androphobes of all genders which I can no longer count are decimating the philogynous and egalitarian West.
Equality psychos are tearing down the most egalitarian society that ever existed except for initial communist experiments, before they turned bloody. American Jews, at the apex of the greatest fortune and philosemitic tolerance their long diaspora has ever bestowed on their kind, are busy supporting all the ideologies and policies that demolish their safe harbor and build up their Muslim, Black and Third World enemies. Leftoid masochists and the Christian meek call for returning Hawaii to the Hawaiians and capitulating before a massive Mexican reconquista of one-third of America.
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In relative numbers, in just one year, , the Hutus and Tutsis in Rwanda, killed off a total of one million, in a population of 7 million. Is it more humane to go by a stroke of a blunt machete than by a whiff of Zyklon B? The Khmer Rouge murdered at least 2 million Cambodians between and Is it more humane to die by wallops from a Cambodian pickaxe handle than by a bullet from a German Mauser?
Inscription on the back in German: There is a special horror attached to the Third Reich, because those were 20 th century Europeans, Christians, and in many ways the smartest, most civilized people on Earth.
But the Holocausts do not prove that Whites are worse than other people, just that they are no better. The history of the Third Reich also proves that with the right formula of economic blowup, misery and humiliation, sparked by charismatic evil, no people are immune to such horror, at no time.
Our Norwegian correspondent The Observer sends his translation of an article and interview with two respectable high-profile Muslim leaders in Oslo, who have strongly negative opinions about Jews and the worldwide Jewish conspiracy.
A new trend seems to have developed in the Islamic community in Norway: It should also be pointed out that this is the same mosque that the Norwegian police apologized so profusely to last year for the fact that we have freedom of speech in Norway. The translated article from Dagsavisen:. Many Norwegians have a negative view on Islam due to Jewish domination of the media. We are visiting Central Jamaat-e Ahl-e Sunnat, the mosque with the largest member base in Norway, to talk to its spiritual leader.
The mosque was founded in and currently has more than 5, members. The Imam begins by explaining that all three heavenly religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, are sacred to them. Many people are unaware of this fact, says Sarwar.
Both of them believe that the school visits confirms their views that Norwegians in general have an inaccurate impression of Islam and Muslims. People are ignorant because they get their information from the media, and the media only write negatively about Islam.
Only a handful of people were behind the movie about Mohammed in the U. So who was financing them, who was backing them? A big tip of the Bodissey pickelhaube to our commenter Jolie Rouge, who has provided us with a brand new acronym.
Note the aggressor is not named other than by geographical location e. North Africa, Afghanistan and surprisingly the inclusion of Turkey. I think JIM could have great utility for our enterprise: