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Thursday, April 4. 2019
61-Year-Old Woman Gives Birth To Own Granddaughter For Gay Son Using His Husband's Sister's Egg
University Of Kansas Offers ‘Angry White Male’ Course
After Banning Plastic Bags, NYC Will Now Tax Paper Bags
Britain's Version Of 'Medicare For All' Is Struggling With Long Waits For Care
Hillary and Bill Clinton Embark on Speaking Tour With Ben Stiller, Hollywood Stars
Jorge Ramos: Amnesty for Illegals, Migrants— ‘Nothing We Can Do to Stop Them’
NATO chief, in speech to Congress, declares Trump's push for more defense spending is working
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re After Banning Plastic Bags, NYC Will Now Tax Paper Bags
Of course they will.
Government's appetite for money is never sated.
My son has in-laws along the Texas border and they tell him crime is rampant. Anyone with a gun carries and home invasions by border jumpers is a daily event....people They say the Border Patrol is being overwhelmed. They think it's an emergency.
"Britain's Version Of 'Medicare For All' Is Struggling With Long Waits For Care"
Well of course. Also what the MSM and politicians won't tell you is that Medicare for all is really a free health care agenda for illegal aliens. Considering that the current invasion shows no sing of letting up how long before the new hoard of rent seekers suck up all the money and all the health care and we are left with Medicare for no one?
Ethiopia refuses to release the raw data from the black boxes but have, not surprisingly, decided that the pilots were not at fault. This is consistent with what 3rd world countries always do and that is to officially deny that they did anything wrong even in the face of overwhelming evidence. The pilots DID make a mistake; they turned the automated system off but then inexplicably turned it back on again. They were confused and uninformed about the procedures and screwed up royally. This isn't intended to smear the pilots but rather just a correct interpretation of the facts. They lacked sufficient experience to be flying this jet. Simple as that.
It is also worth noting that the black box data has only been looked at by a country with a majority holding in Airbus. Just saying...
That all may be true but....the real shame is that Boeing and the FAA are both unable to argue from a position of strength.
"61 y.o. woman...."
U. of K. angry white male.....
Tax paper bags....
Hillary and Bill speaking tour...
Catch and release...
Amnesty for illegals...."
Stop! You're killing me. Just shoot me now.
A lot of cities have banned plastic bags and put a 5 cent "tax/fee" on paper bags. Why would they do that? For the money of course. Have you ever noticed that the left's 'fix' for any and all problems requires a tax or a subsidy (free stuff)? How do we fix global warming? Tax the middle class and subsidize alternative energy (because they are so unsustainable they cannot survive without a huge subsidy). Will we ever learn???
re Hillary and Bill Clinton Embark on Speaking Tour With Ben Stiller, Hollywood Stars
One wonders why they feel the need to do this?
Do they fear losing relevancy and influence?
Do they miss the limelight?
Don't they have more money than they can ever spend?
She's testing the waters for a 2020 run.
May she find piranha.
re NATO chief, in speech to Congress, declares Trump's push for more defense spending is working
Germany's refusal to abide by its defense commitments amounts to giving the middle finger not just to Trump, but to America in general.
. . . Turkey's purchase of the Russian S-400 system not only feeds an enemy desperate for cash, it makes Turkey itself more dependent on Russia. It also renders much of Turkey's missile defense system incompatible with the rest of NATO's.
I've written before that I think Trump should tell NATO we're pulling out and their defense will have to be THEIRS, not ours. Ya'll are all growed up, and it's ya'll's to take care of.
I think Turkey has been informed that buying the Russian missile system will get them pushed out of Nato. If they would push Germany out of Nato the rest would likely pay some attention to funding defense. China is the threat...Russia is far less a threat.
Re: 61-Year-Old Woman Gives Birth To Own Granddaughter For Gay Son Using His Husband's Sister's Egg
And one wonders why her son turned out gay.
It's a mystery.
"Cuz you make me feel...
You make me feel....
You make me feel like a Natch - Yur - Ull Woomannn...."
Couldn't help myself.
Some things just really wern't meant to be, but some wiz bang doctors help nature out.
I guess I need to go to KU and take that Angry White Man class, 'cause I'm not nearly as angry as I'd like to be.
Selected course materials, this will give you a start:
Falling Down Clip 1
Falling Down Clip 2
Gran Torino Clip 1
Death Wish Clip 1
Death Wish Clip 2
Are you folks aware that you can destroy an indvidual reputation just by speaking contemptibly of a particular group of qualities? For example: Conservative/Republican women can be made into deceitful liars just because they are married to a white male and stay home to be a homemaker. All that is necessary is for the Red Guard to announce that any woman who doesnt' work outside the home is a deceitful liar and lazy. Easy Peasy
Dinocrat links to a good column at the Gatestone Institute on China.
More than a million people, for no reason other than their ethnicity or religion, are held in concentration camps in what Beijing calls the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and what traditional inhabitants of the area, the Uighurs, say is East Turkestan. In addition to Uighurs, ethnic Kazakhs are also held in these facilities.
. . . Because Uighurs and Kazakhs are dying in the camps in considerable numbers, Beijing is building crematoria to eradicate burial traditions while disposing of corpses. The camps, a crime against humanity, are spreading. China is now building similar facilities, given various euphemistic names such as “vocational training centers,” in Tibet, in China’s southwest.
. . . At the same time, Xi, far more than his predecessors, has been promoting the concept of a world order ruled by only one sovereign, a Chinese one. In broad outline, Xi’s vision of the world is remarkably similar to that of the Third Reich, at least before the mass murders.
. . .Chinese mythology holds that all Chinese are descendants of the Yellow Emperor, who is thought to have ruled in the third millennium BCE. The Chinese consider themselves to be a branch of humanity separate from the rest of the world, a view reinforced by indoctrination in schools, among other means.
Chinese scholars support this notion of Chinese separateness with the “Peking Man” theory of evolution, which holds the Chinese do not share a common African ancestor with the remainder of humankind. This theory of the unique evolution of the Chinese has, not surprisingly, reinforced racist views.
As a result of racism, many in China, including officials, “believe themselves to be categorically different from and impliedly superior to the rest of the humankind,” writes Fei-Ling Wang, author of The China Order: Centralia, World Empire, and the Nature of Chinese Power.
1) Concentration camps/crematoria. check
2) Sense of racial superiority. Check
3) Assault on religion. Check
4) Surveillance of the masses. Check
5) Desire for world domination. check
I believe we have seen this movie before.
Thank you, Google, for all your help along The Red Road. Where are the employees that revolted against your "anything for a buck" business plan?
Yes, and China passed us technologically, militarily and economically back during the Obama Regime, and he did nothing but disassemble our military and purge our officer corps in the name of political correctness. Now our military is falling apart. Literally.
"Peace in Our Time." Similarity number 6.
And if that doesn't scare you, contemplate that California has already entered into illegal treaty relationships directly with China in defiance of the federal government.
As I often say, China is coming. And the U.S. is totally unprepared.
Can the testimony of one witness in a trial against a corporation, be used in a second trial brought by a separate defendant against the same corporation?