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Wednesday, December 14. 2016
Friend emailed that pic from near the top of Killington yesterday. Wish I were there.
How to Know Which Kind of Overeater You Are
Sears Transformed America. It Deserves to Die With Dignity.
Leftist Students Shouted ‘F*ck You B*itch’ at the Gay Director of a Pro-Trans Movie, Boys Don’t Cry
It makes your head spin
Meme of the Moment - Fake Climate News
The sky ISN’T falling? What the hell, Chicken Little?!
Met Office Data Confirms Record Drop Of Global Temperatures
Dyson: Climate change is a religion
Reynold's When campus microaggressions are real:
State University Working to Inject “Black Studies” Component Into Every Major
HUMANITIES, PRETTY MUCH DEAD, ARE MOSTLY A HUNT FOR RACISM AND SEXISM
WikiLeaks Emails Show Colbert Report Gave Clinton Foundation Control Over Production
Democrats' all-out bid to smear Trump's victory as Clinton campaign backs electoral college members demanding intel briefing on Russian hacking before they vote
The Lefties now just want to f- things up
Two More Good Trump Appointments
His appointments are remarkable
What Trump Should Do With Air Force One
President Trump wins another news cycle. Kanye dig it?
Assad Retakes Aleppo: The Military Operation Is Over, Says Russian Envoy
UK Police Set Up Concrete Barriers at Mall So Peaceful Muslims Won’t Bomb Christmas Shoppers
Such an easy country to invade
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Hood Math 101
If Jamarcus has two bottles of purple drank and his baby mama, deShawntre has $3.26 left on her EBT card, and de'Franquez buys two Black and Milds at the Arab store how long will it take L'il Petey to finish his time in Soledad?
Injecting Black Studies into every major---
This video may show what they really think.
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"Leftist Students Shouted ‘F*ck You B*itch’ at the Gay Director of a Pro-Trans Movie, Boys Don’t Cry"
Oh C'mon. Gay is so yesterday.
I want my word back" Gay Paree, Gay Divorcee, When we were young and gay…
"Russia Rigged Election, Killed JFK And Hid Saddam’s WMDs, Confirms CIA"
In between bumping off Jimmy Hoffa and hiding his body, placing those explosives inside the WTC, forging Obama's birth certificate and inserting it in the Hawaii state records, assassinating the Princess of Wales and kidnapping Elvis.
Those guys in the Kremlin sure are busy!
Don't forget, the Bills will never win the Super Bowl.
"Dyson: Climate change is a religion"
Yes, it certainly is.
And at the moment it mirrors Islam in the way its most fanatical acolytes are threatening our way of life.
"Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction."
More thinking on the subject here:
A fairly long read, but it does a nice job of outlining the climate as religion thinking.
Sears was the very best at mail order. The transition to online order should have been very easy.
The guy in charge is most concerned with drawing out every dollar possible. He sold the real estate under the stores!
And they sold houses out of the catalog. The house on the ranch where I hunt elk in Western Colorado is a Sears house that was delivered by rail and assembled on the current site.
Sears declined to adapt, in terms of quality and style, in the late 70s and 80s.
It tarnished their brand for an entire generation.
That's the root cause of their woes.
Sears was the best at what it did for the times it did it in. In the mid-50's, our young family landed in three hinterland places I can think of, McAllen TX, Montgomery, AL and Charleston SC, where by far the best place in town for young families to shop was Sears.
Sears, the company that created the mail order catalog business should have been at the forefront of the Internet order business. Instead, they are a dinosaur that doesn't know it's dead yet.
So was mine, Sam, and I bought lot of stuff at Sears with it as I tried to build up my credit rating.
But that was almost 40 years ago.
"Such an easy country to invade"
That is what we are seeing. Not just in Europe, not just in America and Canada but around the world. It isn't an accident or simply the result of unrest in the world. It is a planned invasion or in some cases a poisoning of the West.
The U.S. over the last 50 years or so has taken in tens of millions of legal immigrants, tens of millions of illegal immigrants and millions of refugees and tens of millions of family members of all these groups. Why? Did you or I get a vote on this decision with massive consequences? Most of these immigrants get welfare and therein lies the nut of this plot. In the U.S. the massive immigration is effecting a massive transfer of wealth from the middle class to the poor. This isn't just some unexpected externality. It is the plan, it is the goal, to emasculate the West and to then occupy the West.
It is no coincidence that the left is part and parcel of this plan. It was sold to the Democrats as the way to take over politics in America for 100 years. Every left wing organization in the Democrat party has connections and allies in the various communist organizations who have for generations trying to take over the U.S. 100% of the demonstrations in this country are orchestrated and funded by these communist organizations. 100% of these demonstrations, from occupy Wall street, to BLM, to the anti-pipeline to the riots in Berkley are anti-American and pro-communist. We are being invaded by millions of immigrants who aren't American and will never be American in their lifetime and are easily manipulated by politicians and special interest groups. The war against the American middle class is winning and ironically as each individual in the middle class loses their home or job they are propagandized into believing it is the banks or Wall street who are responsible for it. They never see what is going on in secret and our MSM carefully avoids ever bringing it up.
Ask yourself how many spies or foreign operatives enter this country every day, every year? Ask how many immigrants enter every year with serious communicable diseases? Ask yourself why a young immigrant can immediately receive welfare and other benefits that exceed the SS retirement of an American by 3 to 4 times and yet we are told that SS needs to be reformed? Ask yourself why immigrant families, including illegal immigrant families can get free housing which contributes nothing to the property taxes cities use to fund schools but these families have 3 or 4 or 5 or more children and new schools must be built to accommodate them? Who pays for this? The middle class who own homes. Not the rich who can write those taxes off, not the poor who are exempt from those taxes, only the middle class pay it. How did this all happen? Did you get to vote on it? Why is it happening? Were we running out of poor welfare recipients so we needed to import more? Who did this and why?
GoneWithTheWind: It is a planned invasion or in some cases a poisoning of the West.
My, the more things change, the more they stay the same.
Will Bithers: did you actually read that link?
Why, yes we did. We also read the comment to which we responded.
If you read the post, then why did you post a link to a cartoon that has only a tenuous relationship to it?
mudbug: If you read the post, then why did you post a link to a cartoon that has only a tenuous relationship to it?
Of course it's relevant to the comment to which we responded. You can find virtually the same language in past diatribes about other immigrant groups.
Thank you Zach. You reminded me that I forgot to mention that as part of the plan the left will ostracize and slander anyone who objects to this takeover. Name calling; xenophobe, racist, fascist, etc.
I'm not always called a racist but when I am I know I just won an argument with a liberal.
GoneWithTheWind: You reminded me that I forgot to mention that as part of the plan the left will ostracize and slander anyone who objects to this takeover. Name calling; xenophobe, racist, fascist, etc.
We didn't call you names, or use any of those terms. What we did was find an instance of the same sort of rhetoric about ethnic invasion from a previous era in American history. It's a recurrent theme.
Zach remembers well the days when Catholics used every government handout available to come to America with the hopes and dreams of blowing it up...
The one tactic Sun Tzu left out of The Art of War was weaponized immigration, which, along with international slave trading, stand as two pillars of lasting Muslim contribution to the world.
The Distributist: the days when Catholics used every government handout available to come to America with the hopes and dreams of blowing it up
In fact, the claim was that Catholics were in thrall to a foreign prince with the intention of taking over the country.
Furthermore, the comment referred to "tens of millions of legal immigrants, tens of millions of illegal immigrants and millions of refugees and tens of millions of family members of all these groups". As there are only three million Muslims in the U.S., the vast majority of whom are peaceful, the comment was not referring to a handful of terrorists.
That is just so well written and absolutely true. It is the plan.
What kind of overeater am I? Everything but pizza; I eat that from underneath.
Sears; What about Monkey Wards, as we used to call it? Died in '01.
Sky Not Falling: Women, Children, and Chicken Little Most At Risk!
Black Physics: Dark matter and Dark Energy are close enough to black.
Monkey Ward was to Sears as Kaiser-Frazer was to General Motors. I said *was*. No snide remarks about today's GM please.
I have a low blood sugar problem that is not connected to diabetes. My doctor says it is common in women who have smaller livers than men.
Anyway, I did not know this was my problem for a majority of my life. I would crave carbohydrates, which would only make my problem worse. Carbohydrates are also calorie dense. Not a good combo.
I actually have to go against my cravings and eat something with protein in it...or drink a little bit of milk...to really make my problems go away. It is more than irritating that my body naturally craves carbs, when that does very little to help me.
I've had to retrain myself to choose a protein. I've now figured out a good breakfast that works for me. But wish I'd known about this when I was in my teens. Would've saved me a lot of grief...and extra pounds.
You would do vastly better, if I may be so bold, if you dropped the standard mixed diet entirely. There is no need whatsoever for protein to be animal-derived. None. (Nor does the body run on this protein myth we've given ourselves. We're not carnivores and we're not even omnivores except by choice or opportunity.)
Anyway, having wiped out what actually makes carbs so evil - always in the context of the standard mixed western diet, we'll note - which is animal fat, the body starts to recover. Even before recovery plant carbs have no capacity to fatten. Zero. Nor do plant-based fats like coconut and avocado. You can eat all the rice you want on a rice diet and you won't gain or store weight. Can't be done.
The thing is folks won't drop the standard mixed Western diet because they choose not to. It's a lifestyle choice that's also crossed over into cultural signaling, all based on stubborness, myth, and identity.
Keep animal fat in the system and unless you're in a ketogenic state - the Atkins Diet, as it's called - you'll naturally put on weight and typically blame carbs, carbs that are just as typically not whole plants. The "low carb" diet that derives calories from meat and dairy is just a simply balancing act, keeping the body in an unnatural state of burn. It's "health" is derived entirely from the usual alternative, which is the standard mixed Western diet's typically processed carbs and that's where we get large and even unhealthier.
In other words, the Atkins thing is just an intermediate state that neglects real health and insists that what "health" can be claimed is due to not being overweight. Surely we know better. You can't live healthily on bacon, fish sticks, and BBQ.
Do any of you know what Atkins suffered from? Heart attacks, congestive heart failure and hypertension. You simply cannot get that from fruits and vegetables.