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Saturday, December 14. 2019
My Amazing Uber Drivers from Africa...and Colin Kaepernick
Greta Thunberg Tells Cheering Crowd ‘We Will Make Sure We Put World Leaders Against The Wall’ If They Do Not Tackle Global Warming
Politico: Black Voters Shocked, Shocked To See Trump Wooing Them
Doubt they are shocked. Trump has been great for everybody.
She's Baaaaaaack: Is This New Photo of Hillary 'Radiant' or 'Terrifying'?
It's not a coup. It's a civil war.
President Trump Was Absolutely Right To Ask Ukraine To Investigate The Bidens
Irresponsible not to
Report: IG Findings Support GOP's Claims About Carter Page
It Appears Putin May Have Written The Democrats’ Talking Points On Impeachment
Gohmert Flips the Script: Dems Are Guilty of Abuse of Power, Obstruction
Pelosi Sounds Run Down as She Admits Democrats Have Been Trying to Impeach Trump For “Two and a Half Years”
The UK: IT’S ONLY DEMOCRACY IF THEY WIN
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Uber drivers from Africa: Why? Were we so short of Uber drivers that we had to import some. Our immigration system is created behind closed doors by special interest groups whose special interest is NOT America or American citizens. At best, the very BEST motive for this massive immigration is that do gooders want to use America's wealth to improve the lives of poor people. But understand regardless of their motives that they want to use YOUR wealth not THEIR wealth to improve the lives of poor people. AND after YOUR wealth is all gone they will be gone too, probably living in Switzerland or New Zealand hanging out with other do gooders sipping sweet tea and talking about the good old days when they destroyed the American economy.
Whoever that is the BEST motive there are dark motives for our massive legal and illegal immigration. The left wants to control this country and they created a dark scheme some 60 years ago to flood the country with replacement voters/workers who would vote Democrat. They don't care if these replacement citizens hate you and kill and rape Americans. They don't care of these replacement voters get your jobs get away with committing crimes, steal from welfare, flaunt our laws and culture. They don't care about you America or the constitution. They are playing the game for personal gain and they intend to win. Good luck getting your kids and grand kids into college because most of the opportunities are already committed to diversity students. Good luck getting a job we are importing cheap labor from India to take care of that.
You are being played, your country is being stolen. Just sit down shut up and pay your taxes at the new higher rate.
"Greta Thunberg Tells Cheering Crowd ‘We Will Make Sure We Put World Leaders Against The Wall’ If They Do Not Tackle Global Warming"
I'm amused that the same people who complain that this or that person isn't "qualified" to be a president or a prime minister yet will bill and coo over a petulant, scolding 16 year-old mouthpiece who ought to be sent to her room.
and she's not even a "normal" functioning human being.
There's an article on Quillette about her. She skips school, she has meltowns if her way isn't met by her parents, she has fits of anorexia. Her sister is afflicted with the same. I realize she's "autistic" but the way she is being raised is that the world has to adapt to HER, not the other way around.
The very definition of mental UNhealth and she's dictating how the world should operate. She's a useful tool, as her parents are also.
Sorry. I couldn't find the article, again.
JJM: "Greta Thunberg Tells Cheering Crowd ‘We Will Make Sure We Put World Leaders Against The Wall’ If They Do Not Tackle Global Warming"
Yesterday I said we must hold our leaders accountable and unfortunately said “put them against the wall”. That’s Swenglish: “att ställa någon mot väggen” (to put someone against the wall) means to hold someone accountable.
That’s what happens when you improvise speeches in a second language.
But of course I apologise if anyone misunderstood this. I can not enough express the fact that I - as well as the entire school strike movement- are against any possible form of violence. It goes without saying but I say it anyway.
— Greta Thunberg
To be honest it sounded to me like someone struggling with a second language, when I first heard it. I didn't think for a minute that she meant to suggest putting people up against the wall, firing squad style. It's a shame to see the press seize upon it and present it otherwise. A little ironical when you think about it, since quite a few people feel precisely that way about the press, for reasons exactly like this one.
Me, too, I took it more in the sense of cornering someone so he'd be forced to answer a question, backing him up against something hard so he couldn't backpedal.
Well... She can say all that but let's be honest. The left intends to use violence to take our wealth. After all that is what the AGW scam is all about to transfer wealth from the "rich" nations to the poor nations. And at some point it will have to be done at the point of a gun. Every now and then the left, the elite, the AGW scammers slip up and lift the sheets to expose their intent. They intend to rule! Yes they tell us they want to rule benevolently but they intend to rule. And a significant part of their plan to rule is to implement confiscatory taxes/policies because the underlying purpose of "ruling" is to take what you have for themselves. And when the West finally wakes the hell up and understands this they will resist. The only question is will they wake up before the elite control all means of resistance or after they take your guns and implement social controls.
Everything Greta says is scripted just like everything Obama said was scripted. Her controllers tell her what to say and she repeats it like the puppet she is. But in the process of the practice sessions and script reading she heard and agreed with the sentiment to put world leaders who disagreed against the wall. Those who carefully scripted her speeches didn't mean "hold them accountable" or they would have said that. They said what they were thinking and poor little Greta simply regurgitated it when she wasn't supposed to. I am sure she is getting retrained, they will use an excuse like "she needs some down time" or something to get her back to headquarters where she will be re-educated to speak the right quotes for the MSM to faithfully reproduce in print for "OUR" re-education.
Greta without a script or handler.... itaintholywater.blogspot.com/2019/09/greta-without-script-or-handler-present.html
The UN is recruiting children to promote their political agenda and Greta is a recruit. Here's the UN announcement.
"What we are announcing today – an Agenda for global action for the next fifteen years – is a charter for people and planet in the twenty-first century. Children and young women and men are critical agents of change and will find in the new Goals a platform to channel their infinite capacities for activism into the creation of a better world."
Believe me, it will all come to nothing. Far too many moving parts.
Does anyone seriously think 197 national governments barely capable of coping with running their own countries are all going to cheerfully agree to actually undertake a programme of draconian measures advanced by an organization that lacks any power to enforce them?
Pull my other leg.
It appears that our government is about to give 12 weeks of paid family leave to all federal employees. Kind of a foot in the door or the camel's nose under the tent approach to requiring all companies in America to give the same free stuff to all employees. But of course it isn't for "all employees" and it isn't "free". How do they decide who gets the free stuff and who doesn't and not only doesn't get it but has to pay for it?
For a couple of million years now humans have been having babies and still continuing to exist. Yes having kids adds a certain amount of work to your happy household but where does it say that "I" must pay you to alleviate that or to make you happy or fulfill your dreams or whatever? You can always decide to do what Elizabeth Warren did when she got pregnant. i.e. to quit your job and stay home with your baby (and of course later lie about that event to garner sympathy).
I have a suggestion, a solution to this "difficult" problem. For everyone planning to have children build up your vacation time and apply for two weeks vacation. For employers; consider allowing employees to apply two weeks of future vacation that they give up in order to use it when the baby is born.
Otherwise my suggestion is to buck up and have your kid and juggle all the things we all had to juggle to have kids and "grow" from the experience and stop asking others for free stuff.
"It appears that our government is about to give 12 weeks of paid family leave to all federal employees. Kind of a foot in the door or the camel's nose under the tent approach to requiring all companies in America to give the same free stuff to all employees."
And then, when the inevitable happens- pay rates don't increase as fast as the do-gooders who are handing out "free" mandated benefits insist- we'll be hearing about all those greedy companies who refuse to pay a living wage.