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Tuesday, June 4. 2019
10 Tiny Houses That Are Dream Homes You Can Buy on Amazon
Relecting on the old Jewish Mob of NYC
Global Warming: Is There Anything It Can't Do?
Yes. Apparently it can not cause perfect days - like today. Something else caused that.
10 Of 10 Coastal Antarctic Stations Show Zero Warming Over Past Decades.
Biological Man Who Beat Women in Cycling Complains About 'Toxic Masculinity'
Prager: Why So Many Mass Shootings? Ask the Right Questions and You Might Find Out
Biden: Fastest Way To End Transgender Violence “Is To End The Trump Administration”…
Mexico Is Key to Resolving the U.S. Asylum Crisis
Mexican borders are controlled by banditos
American taxpayers paid over $90 billion more under Trump tax law
Trump's Negotiating Strategy
Kimball: Let’s Call the Russian Collusion ‘Hoax’ What it Really Is
William Barr determined to unravel truth behind Russia lie
ROBERT MUELLER: UNMASKED by Congressman Louie Gohmert
Who Ran Crossfire Hurricane? Barr’s investigators should focus on John Brennan and Gina Haspel.
ISLAMIC TERROR DEFENDER SADIQ KHAN SAYS WELCOMING TRUMP IS "UN-BRITISH"
TWITTER TAKES SIDES: Chooses Brutal Chinese Communist Govt. Over Freedom Dissidents and US Conservatives
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You know, if you've got 10 out of 10 Antarctic stations reporting cooling, and you've got the Antarctic ice cap gaining mass, I guess it's just proof that Global Warming can do anything and everything from heating up the planet to chilling it down.
Please choose a rational argument instead of a mere insult
See Alinsky's Rules #5 and #13: "Ridicule is man's most potent weapon."...and..."Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it." Or do you object to using the left's rules against the left?
Rusty wasn't ridiculing; he was just insulting Bill Nye.
This guy is pretty good.
He is speaking Wisconsin and later in this short video 2:44 there is a guy speaking Bostonian.
There are subtitles for those that can't understand the language.
It's a hoot.
If the left ever gets control of the internet, the truth about the climate sites - those sites that refute the ‘science’ - will be the first to be shut down. There are couple great links, in the Is There Anything It Can’t Do article.
Democratic socialists NEED control and DEMAND control. Facts and truth are just too damned inconvenient unless they provide them through Snopes or some other progressive truth finder.
Re: Prager: Why So Many Mass Shootings?
It is obvious that the Obama and the left's obsession with the availability of guns is bogus. When I was a kid, you could buy guns at the local hardware store, and even at Sears, without any background check of any kind. Mass shootings are a symptom of cultural rot in the US. Mass knifings (along with the rise of gun violence) is a symptom of cultural rot in the UK. The left can only treat the symptom otherwise they would be forced to acknowledge they are the source of most of the cultural rot would indict themselves for their part in fostering that rot.
I hate to be paranoid but considering what we've heard about things like Fast and Furious, the use of the marginally mentally ill for political tricks, James Hodgkins, the rise of Antifa, how much the gun grabbers really really want to disarm normals, it might not be entirely cultural.
Actually, that's a thought that occurred to Mrs. mudbug. I agree with both of you that that possibility should not be ignored.
In defense of my point (and not to counter yours or Mrs. mudbug's), I think the fact that there is a significant number of people who consider the use such people to kill others to promote a political agenda is also a symptom of cultural rot.
Agree. The degree to which people accept and use violent acts ranging from loud protest to shootings for politics is a bad sign.
Bought my first handgun in a Holiday gas station showing my age on an old style paper license and paying cash. It was about a 30 second waiting period followed by a "Thank You"...and off I went.
"10 Tiny Houses" Cool. The wife and I lived in a 800 sf apt. several years, no problem . But you need a 800 sf storage near for winter clothes, tools, kitchen appliances etc.
Study: Up To 25 Cups Of Coffee A Day Safe For Heart Health
Your bladder, however, ....
It gives a lot of context to this article: https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2019/05/the-real-muellergate-scandal/
(I thought I had gotten there from Maggie's but I couldn't find it.)
Why so many mass shootings?
The real cause is prevalence of violent video games. You get teenagers, young adults, and even not so young adults playing that stuff 10-15 hours a day. Some are going to go over the edge when they are faced with a setback in real life, whether it's doing badly at school or a job, being spurned by a would-be girlfriend, or teased or bullied.
So you have the "progressive" left in Silicon Valley and other places in Tech Land making billions and churning these games out which teach players how to be violent and use weapons against others. The direct opposite of the NRA which is teaching people gun safety and how to use firearms responsibly so as not to harm others.
Guess which gets vilified?
I lay it at the feet of poor personal discipline and decision making which is taught by parents, teachers, and preachers. Garbage in equates to garbage out.
There is no evidence whatsoever for video games increasing violence. Just as there was no evidence for comic books, Mad magazine, penny dreadfuls, violent movies, or increased television watching.
There actually isn't an increase in violence. there's an increase in knowledge about events.
I love those tiny houses, but can't help but think that I could build one for far less!
LP, I'm certain you could gather the materials at a site for far less money than the prefab kits, but the labor to assemble them would be far, far, more than the materials cost. If your labor is free, sure.
Re: American taxpayers paid over $90 billion more under Trump tax law
Well that was a very silly article. Income tax receipts are up, therefore....what? They do at least admit that "in part" this may be due to the fact that the number of tax returns increased by 1.5% (more people working) but no mention of how much income increased. Just to state that income tax receipts are up and imply that the Trump "tax cut" was actually a tax increase is just the sort of argument I'd expect of a reporter with a fourth-grader's grasp of percentages.