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Monday, August 12. 2019
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Germany's Pro-Iran, Anti-Israel Foreign Policy
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Re: why you might need an AR-15
In the first place, the main reason for the Second Amendment was for defense against a rogue government. In the second place, nobody's going to tell me how I should keep my family safe. In the third place, an AR-15 is very useful during periods os societal breakdown. Case in point - the Rodney King riots. I read that there was a scramble for AR-15s by shop keepers protecting their shops.
The left is instigating the need to be armed by corrupting elections and the DOJ and supporting groups like Antifa. What do you want to bet that when somebody defends himself or his family, that that will be another reason to have gun control? Of course, ending involuntary commitment (brought to us by the left) is one reason for where we are now.
'The death of a local newspaper'....It did not die it committed suicide.
They stopped any criticism of politicians and instead began a non stop lecture directed at their public on how to think, act and what not to say.
All by self-centered, virtue signalling, know it all hipsters who decide what to print based on what ever offends them today. [In essence what is ever good or wholesome they are against it.]
If the first reaction to declining subscription number is to go FURTHER left - then death is inevitable.
Haven't gotten a copy of the local paper in years. We had it for quite a while - but then we realized we weren't reading it, and when my MIL stopped visiting (she would do the crosswords) we dumped the subscription.
Most of the major magazines are hurting also. Pop Sci and Pop Mechanics are shadows of what they used to be, and (I think, last I checked) have gone from monthly to bimonthly. Discover is down to something like 10 issues/year. Haven't even picked up a copy of Scientific American in years which is a damn shame because they used to do pretty well explaining science until they went full left for AGW.
Of course, it could be argued that the Internet's killed off newspapers and magazines. It's certainly made it easier to find information, but the veracity of it is always going to be an issue...
Exactly right JLawson. I subscribed and eagerly read both Pop Sci and Pop Mechanics for years. If they had some new point on AGW I would be interested but not the same old lock minded smokescreen blabber you hear everywhere, that mindset astonishes me.
My local rag is now 3 times a week, and delivered byt th post office. I gave up on it yearsssssssssss ago.
Cry me a river. They became leftist rags 30 years ago and lost the support of the people that actually cared. Now those who never subscribed are crying. Boo-hoo.
Yes, I believe they'd still be in business if they provided a product the community wanted.
Trump bashing, BDS, pro-left, pro-queer...these aren't things that most people want, let alone want to pay money for.
I'm actually looking for an investors to start a right leaning print newspaper, in W. Ohio, with the notion that it could grow to other communities, including E. Ohio
"Lindsey Graham Politely Explains to Idiot Reporters Why He needs an AR-15"
1. The 2nd amendment did not give us gun rights. It acknowledged that we have an inalienable right to own and carry guns and that the government had no right or ability to infringe on that right. The congress, the president, the states and cities do not have the right to constitutionally infringe on our right to bear arms, period.
2. Watch Hong Kong (or Venezuela or Germany in the 30's or any of a hundred other places in the world over the last 100 years) and you will see why citizens should have guns. I predict that China will crush the freedom lobby in Hong Kong and will "disappear" 1000's of them after they gain control again. They will institute an oppressive regime and tens of thousands of Hong Kong citizens will be persecuted and even flee the country.
When asked if there's anything the industry can do to regulate THC levels in legal marijuana products, the National Cannabis Industry Association said:...Wow man that's such a heavy question man. you know man like maybe something flowers or cosmic rays are harshing the mellow, man cause it can't be the herb, man, cause that's like natural .
I enjoy pointing out to those goobers that if it weren't illegal for other reasons, crack cocaine meets the definition of "Herbal supplement" and could be marketed as such.
Spare Me Your Moralizing, David Brooks: I spare myself by ignoring his foolishness.
Trump just beat Democrats on guns: I recommend reading Don Surber every day. He posts 3-5 times a day, so go back later.
RE: the authentic neighborhood. Many thanks! It IS a must go. To this old Manhattan native who only knows NYC from the bad old days, it was also sad that such authenticity no longer exists in Manhattan, what used to be known as "The City". Carry on....
re New York's Best Old-Time Neighborhood--And Food--Is An Easy Must-See
The wife would like to visit.