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Tuesday, August 7. 2018
Trump Insults Anybody Who Angers Him, Regardless of Color
Elderly Men Escape Nursing Home To Attend World's Biggest Heavy Metal Festival
Amish man starts "Uber" ride service with his horse and buggy
Air Force silent after 2-kiloton meteor hits Earth near base
I blame climate change
EPA: Maybe adding ethanol to gasoline wasn’t smart after all!
Kudos to Netflix For Dropping Farrakhan ‘Documentary’
Apple’s Stock Market Scam - The tech giant just became America's first trillion-dollar company, but it wasn't thanks to the iPhone.
Free the carmakers from government regs
We’ve Got To Stop Letting ‘Outrage Mobs’ Get People Fired
CHINA Murdered or Imprisoned 20 CIA Operatives and Sources While Feinstein Had a Chinese Spy as Office Manager
Mayor Blames Trump For Black Doll Hung In Playground. Reverend: Here's Who Actually Did It.
California government official: “Unfortunately, common sense is just not common. We have to regulate every aspect of people’s lives.”
Unfunded US state and local government pensions totals $5 trillion
FAR LEFT MOBS RIOT In 3 Major US Cities — NOT ONE Mainstream Outlet Reports on the Widespread Leftist Violence
The New Underground Railroad… To Canada
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Elderly Men Escape Nursing Home To Attend World's Biggest Heavy Metal Festival...........I thought it was pretty lousy to make the old dudes go back to the nursing home when they did. Coudn't someone just stay with them so they could finally enjoy something in the waning days of their lives?
Maybe those guys just wanted to be able to go somewhere where they could hear the performance ?
People in elder care live like prisoners. Their lives are controlled 24/7--and if, gasp!!, they want to have sex......
For every "hate crime" like the hanged doll that is real, it seems like there are several that are either staged by people trying to gin up outrage or just were not intended to offend at all.
Apologize for your ugly accusation, Mr. mayor. If Philly is a bad place for minorities, it isn't Trump's fault. You are the mayor.
They don't care whether it's 'real' or not - the narrative is what's important and whether or not the event serves the purpose of the narrative.
And you're right - if conditions for blacks are bad in Philly, the mayor needs to figure out just why.
AVI: My thought has been that while nationalism has dangers and can be a false god, internationalism is a worse one.
Which reminds me of a purchase I made at a used book store, three months before the fall of the Berlin Wall: Billy Bragg - The Internationale. It was fun listening to that song after the Berlin Wall fell. Back in the day, Third World Commies often called themselves Internationalists.
AVI is on the right track. This may be off topic but bear with me. Technology and International Commerce is what advances the Internationalist Mind set, and to some extent it is inevitable. Nation states and their ideocentric laws, rules, forms and requirements get in the way of the Davos caste and the Multinationals. Maybe you've noticed that the News, such as it is, is far more international than it used to be, including human interest stuff and entertainment. Mixed families, Americans owning second homes all over the world, and world wide tourism are factors as well. I remember being stunned at how many Europeans were caught up in that 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
I'd be more open minded if it was the American way, as in the Bill of Rights, that was expanded internationally and if Free Trade was fair in terms of labor and environmental law. But, I don't think that's the agenda our betters have in mind.
I don't doubt for a second that the Globalist/ Financial Complex along with their minions in media, academia, foundations, NGOs and all the other hangers on, are willing to sell the birthright of regular every day Americans down the river to feather their own nests and for their own self aggrandizement.
The problem is as
Globalization is more than free trade; it's ruling by decree and by regulation, not legislation; it's contemptuous, not representative; it's social engineering, not landing on the moon. It's jargon, obfuscation, lying. It's sex tapes, sex, legalizing drugs, banning salt, studying Big Mac making - not good jobs. It's feudalism and aristocracy back again and it does not work for the American people......... "
You would have unaccountable bureaucrats,without hands on in the trenches experience, who have no skin in the game, making arbitrary decisions for people on the other side of the world, gutting local communities or what have you.
Donald Trump is what happens when both major parties abandon the lower and middle classes to their fates in the name of open borders and globalization.
And lie about it.
"FAR LEFT MOBS RIOT In 3 Major US Cities"
America's kristallnacht. The German left wing fascist used kristallnacht as a test to see what they could get away with. Ironically the German politicians supported it just as the American politicians in those American cities are supporting the far left fascist. We need to stop the fascist antifa now while we still can.
"FAR LEFT MOBS RIOT In 3 Major US Cities" and the media ignores it. Of course they do; they are the enemedia and are pro-rioting.
Underground Railroad to Canada: WHY do they hate Canada so much?
Canada; WAKE UP!
Both Canada and America are being invaded. It isn't accidental, coincidental or serendipity. It is intentional, planned and implemented to replace Canadians and Americans of European descent with replacement voters who will be more malleable and easily manipulated. There are three rich nations in the world that must be exploited (Canada, Australia and the U.S.) and globalist and the elite want to loot them. Their population is too educated, too aware, too unwilling to load themselves into the cattle cars. The plan is to replace them at the ballot box and eliminate their power to prevent the takeover. Canada you are under attack and with your small population replacing your adult voters of European descent is going to be easy. You can see it happening if you look for it. Ditto for Australia, the process is well underway and your time is short to turn it around. In the U.S. the process of takeover has been going on longer, is further ahead in it's efforts but the larger population simply takes longer to replace. But it is happening 2-5 million new voters every year. Soon you will be strangers in your own country. Watch South Africa to see what is planned for you. Also notice that Obama is supporting SA in it's genocide efforts.
EPA: Maybe adding ethanol to gasoline wasn’t smart after all!
1. Increases fuel costs
2. Consumes more energy to produce than it saves (including usage of fossil fuels, plus fertilizers, pesticides, etc.)
3. Hurts mileage and engine efficiency
4. Damages engines
5. Diverts resources from growing crops for food
And, you should never depend upon a fuel source that could be wiped out by bad weather, pests or disease.
Real hate in Philadelphia:
Leftist mob attacks, harasses pro-Trump activists—one of whom is a black woman—as they eat breakfast
Did you notice a cop was standing right there? What do you want to bet if the exact same harassment was inflicted on someone leaving Planned Parenthood that they would be arrested and charged.
On Greenland meteor: “Had it entered at a more perpendicular angle, it would have struck the earth with significantly greater force.”
Yes, and had it been 100 miles wide, the effect would have been greater. But it wasn't, and it didn't.
If my aunt had balls she'd be my uncle.
Though maybe that doesn't work that way anymore...