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Saturday, December 12. 2020
Time magazine missed the year’s real heroes: The developers of the COVID vaccine
Google’s YouTube Shuts Down Dilbert Creator Scott Adams
NO PRIVACY, NO PROPERTY: THE WORLD IN 2030 ACCORDING TO THE WEF
Who is really ‘first in line’ for the vaccine? It depends on your state.
Cuomo Bans All Indoor Dining As Of Monday, With No Thoughts On Restoring It…
Ayanna Pressley (An Actual Person) Says COVID Is Racist…
US media badly overplays COVID-19 threat, undermining effort to beat virus
Biden’s Pledge to Repeal DeVos’s Title IX Fix Is Misguided and Hypocritical
A New Migrant Caravan From Honduras Heads To The U.S., Anticipate Biden’s Open Borders Policies
Fox News’ Media Suicide - Like the other networks, they were broken by Trump, who understands the TV business better than any of them.
Why They Hate Trump
BLM Activists Accuse Biden Of Ignoring Them: “It’s Demeaning To Our Hurt And Trauma”
Grow up. manipulative babies
You Have to See This NBC Hunter Biden Subheadline to Believe It. It's Real and It's Really That Awful.
How the media covered up the Hunter Biden story — until after the election
From 'smear campaign' to 'Russian disinformation,' liberal media teamed up to dismiss Hunter Biden story. NPR declared, 'We don't want to waste our time on stories that are not really stories'
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Revealed: Isaac Newton’s attempts to unlock secret code of pyramids
Isaac Newton’s secret obsessions with alchemy and obscure branches of theology, which only came to light 200 years after his death, reveal another side to the man who helped shape the modern world.
Now unpublished notes showing Newton’s attempts to unlock codes hidden in the Bible and determine the timing of the apocalypse are now being sold by Sotheby’s. Three pages of scribblings on the Egyptian pyramids, which Newton believed held the key to profound secrets, are expected to fetch hundreds of thousands of pounds when online bidding closes on Tuesday.
. .. .“These are really fascinating papers because in them you can see Newton trying to work out the secrets of the pyramids,” Gabriel Heaton, Sotheby’s manuscript specialist, told the Observer. “It’s a wonderful confluence of bringing together Newton and these great objects from classical antiquity which have fascinated people for thousands of years. The papers take you remarkably quickly straight to the heart of a number of the deepest questions Newton was investigating.”
Google’s YouTube Shuts Down Dilbert Creator Scott Adams
Indeed, Sam L., I think the censorship will get much worse.
BTW Do you ever think about Blue Crab Boulevard?
You and i go back a long ways.
"NPR declared, 'We don't want to waste our time on stories that are not really stories'"
Well, I suppose that's fair enough.
After all, I don't listen to NPR because I don't want to waste my time on news that's not really news.
Re Biden’s Pledge to Repeal DeVos’s Title IX Fix - it is good to see that National Review continues its please send us to the camps last attitude.
Re: Time magazine
I think you are under the misconception that Time’s Person of the Year has anything to do with real accomplishments.
Time magazine is just another arm of the mainstream propaganda media.
I grew up with dirty politics. In my state, when I was a kid, a state representative was elected even while in jail for corruption. I believe that over my life time of some 77 years now that Democrats have stolen every election that was close or stealable. IN this election we saw massive election fraud. But for some reason a majority of judges and those in law enforcement "saw nothing". I am not sure there is a route back to a democratic republic. I think that the only route open to us as a nation is down the drain. This isn't anger or sadness over losing that makes me say this, it is simply recognition of the facts.
Now we will be treated to full on socialism and overturning constitutional rights. There is a reason why Scott Adams and others like him are being banned, their comments would expose the massive corruption in our government and that will not be allowed. Tell me honestly; do you have faith or trust in any federal agency or persons in these agencies??? The FBI??? The DOJ??? HHS??? FDA??? Anyone???
Not over, but a wonderful opportunity for a new beginning with the free states (red) seceding.
I would wait till we see who actually gets seated as the president before I would do anything. But it may end up that even if Trump continues to be our president, that may just delay the inevitable. In any case, the next Democrat president may signal that secession is probably the safest option available.
Re: How the media covered up the Hunter Biden story — until after the election
What a difference a day makes!
First the media suppressed the story to get Biden in, now they are going to “discover” the story to get Biden out and get what they really want but what not even Democrats wanted during the primaries: President Harris.
God help me; is there any reason not to hate them?
Speaking of coverups; What if the vaccine had been released when it was ready instead of waiting until after the election? What if the FDA then put a priority on meeting to approve it? These political considerations caused between 30-40 days delay on getting the vaccine out. During that time America had greater than 50,000 deaths from covid. That is incredible.
Time Person of the Year: This is great and should go viral. I love that Xi is listed first. I think the image would be more realistic if XI were taller and given greater prominence; he’s the winner after all. Slo and Blo should be in the shadows. I wouldn’t mind if Pierre and the EU leadership were even further back and even more diminished. How about “Tame” in place of “Time”.
The media is so petty and so vindictive that they have not featured Melania Trump on the cover of women’s magazines. I cannot even fathom what Trump did that made them so rabid and malignant. It’s been non stop false accusations and exaggerated stories, the PRETENCE that they knew his motivations or private thoughts, the manipulation of video, the suppression of anything exculpatory, deliberate misinterpretation of everything he said, every story slanted in the most negative way using the most negative adjectives, adverbs, and verbs. He dealt with a press that was mostly hostile, often trying to bait him, always with the gotchas. I understood why he didn’t release his tax returns, given the nature of his business, multiyear real estate developments. I can’t tell you how many half baked claims my clueless coworker told me about Trump never paying any income taxes etc… Do they really believe the public has not caught on to these tactics. I don’t think anyone has withstood the barrage of hate or has been subjected to as much scrutiny as Trump. And then, there was the sabotage and lies of the Entrenched Bureaucracy.
The media never seemed to realize that they drove many fair minded people to Trump. Most of us came to realize that he is just a stand in for traditional America. I think the rejection of the Prog world view is key to the grotesqueness of their effort. They act like the obssessive, pathological, crazy stalker type who was rejected by someone they thought should love them. The Dems are the person scorned, unhinged by jealousy, and enraged by the rejection. The obsession, stalking, harassment, smears, threats and bullying are all part and parcel. Prove me wrong.
...what made them so rabid and malignant? The public school and university brainwashing along with media that questioned nothing about the universal failure of socialism and anarchism. That kind of background pushes God aside and leaves only the utopiats of the sirens.
Have you noticed how many Republicans are totally denying any election fraud. They first claim to be sympathetic with the voters and Trump and then quickly pivot to the election is over and America elected Biden. Essentially they are on board ready to move on and try to get their share of Biden corruption and wish everyone would just shut up.
I resent the smiles and assurances that we didn't all see what we all saw. It pisses me off. It would much better for them if they would simply acknowledge the greatest crime in history and the cowardice of our politicians and the Supreme Court and not patronize us. Vote them out! Everyone in every election vote out the incumbent and never vote for them again. There are a few exceptions; congressmen and a few others who are fighting this crime. But for the rest of the ruling class and elite vote them out, shun them refuse to do business with them, boycott them.
Have you noticed how many Republicans are totally denying any election fraud.
Never Trumper Ben's Ass is a prime example:
Every American who cares about the rule of law should take comfort that the Supreme Court — including all three of President Trump’s picks — closed the book on the nonsense,"Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) tweeted Friday
Gawd I can't stand that smug sumbitch.
Not everyone will agree with this but; This election has shown a light on the Democrat party and their foreign co-conspirators. The Democrats have stolen national and local elections for years. You would have to be totally blind to not have seen it. The usual excuse is; well, there wasn't "that much" election fraud. But this time Trump was blowing out the election and their usual 26% steal couldn't even beat Trump's landslide. They panicked! They had millions of ballots in reserve so late on election night as the count in swing states seemed to be going against them in spite of their 'steal' they told four states to stop the count and they quickly created millions of fake ballots to be added to the count. But this was a sloppy effort, it had to be because of the crisis of so many Trump voters coming out to vote. It was sloppy and everyone saw it. This cannot stand. There are only two possible choices; Give up or never give up. The America you knew is gone. They have been stealing it for years and this year we all saw it and we all know that China was intimately involved with the Democrats in the steal. So who is pulling the strings? Not all of the enemies in this crime are domestic. When do we step up and take our country back?
Their "steal" has been sloppy all around their various charades. Russia, Russia, Russia, then Ukraine, Ukraine, Ukraine, and then virus, virus, virus. It would seem desperation drove every move they made to try to unseat Trump. Now they are spent and only have more riot, riot, riot to demand Trump be gone in order to build back better which is nothing more than a full convergence to communism.
Re: The Migrant Caravans
It is hard to imagine that those who protect our borders in the border patrol and enforce immigration law in ICE will be receiving much support from Joe Biden and his administration.
So there you have it: Joe Biden will act in defiance of the law, and allow millions of dangerous criminals to enter the country illegally. After they arrive, hispanics can apply for cash welfare on the same day! Everything Washington D.C. does is the opposite of what the American people want.
I just saw a couple of videos about how the Police are dealing with the problem of illegal aliens in France. The Cops there don't fool around. https://www.francetvinfo.fr/monde/europe/migrants/video-paris-des-centaines-de-migrants-installees-place-de-la-republique-rapidement-evacuees-par-les-forces-de-l-ordre_4193001.html
What's interesting is that there are so many leftists in Paris who wish for the tent camps and the dangerous migrants to remain where they are. As a result, the Police have to fight the blacks and the arabs, and also the social justice warriors. Personally, it's hard for me to understand why French citizens would welcome the destruction of their own country, by immigrants who hate France. Go figure.
Tucker Issues a Warning... About a Potential President AOC?
I see her as the face of the future Democratic Party.
With a friendly media behind her, I think she has a shot if she decides to run.
Of course she has to convince the kingmakers in the Democratic Party that she is The One. In light of recent events, whomever the kingmakers in the Democratic Party tap for the nomination will be the next president, the voters be damned.
A very good read at Canada Free Press
Something Wicked This Way Comes
Any thinking person can detect that forces are pushing us into a period of dangerous change. There is something nefarious in the air. Sometimes, reality that is foreign to anyone’s experience is hard to grasp. And so, we have millions of people confused as to what is actually happening.
Why should you be surprised by the media overselling the coronavirus pandemic? Never forget, the media's job isn't to inform you, it's to sell advertising. They have every incentive to shock and to alarm and to titillate and to entertain you, no incentive whatsoever to bore you with the plain old truth.
Please remember that YouTube is not a person. It can't do anything. Someone, a human being, at YouTube decided to remove one of this guy's videos. I doubt that the removal was justified, but that's not the point. YouTube is now so ubiquitous that it should be considered a public utility. And as such, it must follow certain rules of disclosure. Who is in charge of the censorship department? What's his phone number? Where is the appeal process spelled out?
People fall for the trick of believing that YouTube is just an anonymous group of people. But it's not. Every single YouTube employee has a name, and a job description. Neither YouTube nor the government are allowed to hide that data. It's public information, and it should be easily accessible. Our government doesn't publish charts, employee names and salaries, department heads, or processes. It's all secret, just like YouTube.
This is huge!
I live in a suburb of a large city. A friend of mine works in the city in commercial real estate. His business is upside down, bankruptcies, broken leases, one disaster after another. But, he said, there is a bright spot in his business. He told me that Chinese investors are buying properties about to go into foreclosure and buying the assets of bankrupt businesses. Really! I asked him who are these buyers? They do not speak much English and are Chinese "businessmen" from China. Really!?