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Friday, July 12. 2019
Coasties attack a narco sub
US Fast-Food Drive-Thrus Will Soon Use License Plate And Facial Recognition Technology
To Delay Death, Lift Weights - Two new studies remind of us of what we already know but sometimes forget
American Psychological Association Pushes Polyamory
Ocasio-Cortez announces bill to make electoral college tuition-free
Catfight escalates: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hurls race card at Nancy Pelosi
Vanity Fair: You Know Who Should Be Worried About Epstein’s Photographs?
A question: This stuff is illegal, but is it really "pedophilia"?
House Judiciary Committee Continues Subpoena-fest Of Trump Officials
Why Do Democrats Hate Jobs So Much?
Lawrence Jones on disdain for Pledge of Allegiance: 'This starts on college campuses'
Joe Biden: ‘I Respect No Borders’
Get offa my lawn, Joe
Texas Reporter Watches 300 Migrants Cross Border in Six Hours
Hillary Posts Instructions IN SPANISH For Illegal Aliens to Evade ICE Agents
President Trump should set the refugee cap for 2020 at ZERO
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" Lawrence Jones on disdain for Pledge of Allegiance: 'This starts on college campuses'" I quit teaching about 45 years ago and taught second grade. I was the only one of four teachers that had the kids say The Pledge every morning. I also happened to be the only conservative and Republican in the techer's lounge. It starts way before college.
re US Fast-Food Drive-Thrus Will Soon Use License Plate And Facial Recognition Technology
I think the idea is creepy, but I imagine the young people have no problem with it.
As I said about my millennial niece, "What she really wants to do is run the world. Unfortunately most do not consider this to be an entry level position."
"Everybody wants to save the Earth; nobody wants to help Mom do the dishes."
- P.J. O'Rourke
Set the refugee cap to zero forever. Find some way to reunite past refugees with their home country and their families. The refugee laws were scams from day one. They harm our country and our citizens.
Re: License Plate And Facial Recognition.
My mother always told me to act as though my grandmother was standing next to me. I don't do anything wrong or illegal. I acknowledge and accept that in public anyone who sees me is certainly allowed to "see" me and by law to photograph me as well. Could this be misused? Certainly, make laws against the misuse and vigorously enforce them. That is exactly why the DOJ should be doing perp walks of the FBI and CIA agents who misused their power and the FISA courts to go after Trump.
re Hillary Posts Instructions IN SPANISH For Illegal Aliens to Evade ICE Agents
My question is, why does she bother? What does she gain by doing this?
Does she still have political ambitions?
Is it just a ploy to get attention/show she is till relevant?
Maybe it's a scorpion and frog thing. Anything to kick Trump.
She's going to try one more time to ascend to the Throne.
And she'll pander to anyone she thinks can bring in the votes.
Part of me thinks that the whole Epstein saga is being dragged out once again as a warning shot across the bow of the Clinton Presidential Crime Syndicate, as a way of telling Hill & Bill their time in the sun was by permission only - and to get back under the rock and shut the hell up.
I wondered that a time or two as well. Hurting Trump via Acosta is obvious but they can't have completely ignored that it brings up WJC's involvement. Might be just a bonus since Hillary had at one time seemed to be making noises about a third try.
The radical Democrats do indeed prefer those replacement voters to Americans. But the logic and reasoning behind people like Pelosi or Hillary to say things like this evades me. I don't think they really mean it so what is their purpose? What they are saying, i.e.; breaking down borders and allowing all the illegal immigration is literally a suicide ploy and they must know this. So what, exactly about the U.S. committing suicide appeals to them.
IMHO this (massive illegal and legal) immigration will continue until some social or economic crisis brings it to a head where it will then break into open warfare (revolution/civil war/insurrection). With luck the violence will be directed mostly at politicians who caused the problem, but common sense tells me that it will be uncontrolled.
The Democrat party experience with ethnic voting blocs is largely with Irish, Italians, blacks, and, to a certain extent, Catholics. It has largely been during the time when the US was much more uniformly white and those groups were more focused on assimilation. I think they honestly believe that they can ride the tiger without being eaten, as evidenced by Pelosi going after AOC one minute, and offering instructions on how to avoid ICE sweeps to illegals the next.
If being in America, with no paperwork (no passport, stamped from customs, accompanying work permit\visa) is a crime - thus the term illegal alien - is what Hillary doing, aiding and abetting a criminal in the commission of a crime?
Partial translation from Spanish of Hillary's instructions:
"IMPORTANT, evade law enforcement officers
who attempt to engage you in conversations like the following:
'Hola, senor, we are the federales, you know,
the mounted police.'
'If you're the police, where are your badges?'
'Badges? We ain't got no badges. We don't need no
badges. I don't have to show you any stinking badges!'"
I think the American Psychological Association needs therapy.
APA is all about dysfunctions. they even have the Big Book of Dysfunctions. The News is full of dysfunctional behavior -- murders, rapes, robberies, accidents, protests, shutdowns, strikes, bankruptcies, failures, fire, flood, earthquakes.
Where, you might ask, are the voices, the definitions of NORMAL? Does the APA have a definition, a benchmark, of well-adjusted, functional, successful behavior? Of Evolutionary successful behavior? Kids are told to "Go find themselves" without being given a clue as to what to look for -- no guidance to knowing when they have found it.
Has anyone else had their comment disappear? My comment about The Pledge was first in the comment section but then it vanished.
O/T but anyway...
Where are those kiddieZZZ now?