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Wednesday, February 24. 2021
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Virtual 'Celebration of Life' Being Planned for Rush Limbaugh
Fauci Is Not Your God
DR. FAUCI’S BAFFLING ADVICE
Smith College disputes Jodi Shaw exposé: Our “equity and inclusion training” has not created “a racially hostile environment for white people”
Biden Energy Dept Allegedly Blocked Texas From Increasing Power Generation Because It Would Violate Green Energy Policy…
Interior Secretary Nominee Deb Haaland: ‘It’s Time To Stop All New Fossil Fuel Infrastructure In America’…
New York, a Dying City in a Dying State
Julie Kelly: Feds Keep Claiming It Was an "Armed Insurrection." And They Keep Failing to Produce the Actual "Arms" Carried During It.
Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick’s Mother: ‘He Wasn’t Hit on the Head’ by Trump Supporter
Ex-Clinton adviser Naomi Wolf warns US becoming 'totalitarian state before our eyes' under Biden
Biden’s ‘Kids In Cages’ Moment: Carrizo Springs Facility Re-Opens
Juan Williams: The GOP is a party without ideas
How Does the West Factor in Africa's Problems?
Trudeau Dithers as Canadian Parliament Recognizes Uyghur Genocide
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Re: Uyghur Genocide
Personally, I don't know much about the Uyghur people, nor do I have any desire to learn more. To me, these are complete strangers who don't factor into my life at all. So tell me: Should I also be concerned about people on another planet?
Of course not. We are not equipped with infinite compassion, or infinite money. Governments use the trick of "universal tax-payer funded moral heroics" to justify spending billions of tax dollars to send lazy beer-drinking troops to Afghanistan, and everywhere else "to save the Uyghurs".
We've got millions of lazy freeloaders, stationed on foreign military bases all over the world, who get paid a hundred grand a year to drink and screw. It's time to close those expensive whorehouses, and bring the freeloaders home for a discharge.
What does compassion cost? Of all the emotions, it requires the least amount of energy; unless you act physically to help someone in need. Your rewards for be a compassionate person are magnified. It is not a zero sum balance.
“Lazy beer drinking troops” most of whom would lay down their lives to save your sorry a** if you were in a jam.
You used to be my favorite verbal “bomb thrower” but no more.
There is no need to demean our troops. They go where they are told by power mongers we call politicians.
I don't care if I'm your favorite writer or not. I'm not writing to make you happy. Most "soldiers" sign-up for military employment because they want three hots and a cot. It's just organized freeloading. Have you ever met an enlisted person who actually cared about honor and duty and country? If you asked a young black recruit, he would laugh in your face. The military is a pathetic joke, and the Chiefs of Staff are an even bigger joke.
Sir, you flatter yourself to think anyone cares at all about why you write. You are a mere gadfly.
Actually you are dead wrong. The level of commitment and love of country of the enlisted in the military is incredible. I might add that their pay is WAY below a hundred thousand a year, way below what teachers are paid or police are paid. Your ignorance of this issue is showing.
"...who get paid a hundred grand a year to drink and screw." I think you're just jealous.
"...who get paid a hundred grand a year to drink and screw''
Hell,sign me up right now!
I didn't know the army had changed that much since I was in 
The mother of Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick said her son was not beaten with a fire extinguisher by a mob on Jan. 6, saying he likely suffered a stroke instead—refuting reports from the New York Times and other outlets claiming otherwise.
“He wasn’t hit on the head, no. We think he had a stroke, but we don’t know anything for sure,” Gladys Sicknick told the Daily Mail in an exclusive interview on Feb. 22. “We’d love to know what happened.”
The NY Times, CNN, and NBC updated their reports weeks after the Jan. 6 breach to assert that Sicknick was not killed by a fire extinguisher. Originally, the NY Times reported, based on anonymous sources, that Sicknick was beaten to death.
Uh.oh. How awkward for the narrative. That said, why the uncertainty? Does this mean that the family was not provided with the autopsy results? It's been 6+ weeks. What gives?
In the meantime, maybe Mrs Sicknick could contact Dan Crenshaw, he was still peddling that Trump supporters beat Ofcr. Sicknick, killing him, at the behest of Donald Trump, on his podcast last week.
The Narrative requires we never know for sure what killed Sicknick. Thus - the quick cremation, the story being pushed out fast and only changed weeks later.
He is martyr to cause, Comrade. He will be useful for long time.
If Juan Williams thinks that most people believe that the economic stimulus is a great idea, and so does he, then how does he explain supporting the Democratic Party refusing to pass the stimulus bill in the House since before the election last fall? And if Democrats are so eager to do it now, where is it? It would seem that the focus has been on dismantling President Trump's accomplishments. Here's another hint, Juan: Undoing signature accomplishments that helped the economy then isn't helping to stimulate now, either.
I can see from my grocery and energy bills that inflation has come to town and is setting up the big tent.
Do you know, if the poison pills are still incorporated into the Dem pay outs? I hope we all know that it's mislabeled a "stimulus".
The Dems are eager to stiff responsible America for the out of control debt rolled up by several very nearly bankrupt Blue states. This debt is the product of malfeasance, corruption, and the constant grift by the insiders. I believe this was one of many factors that motivated their rage toward Trump and the desperation to oust him.
I don't remember if I posted our family experience on Maggies. My Dad died 25 years ago and retired 45 years ago. Last year my sister received a letter from the Illinois Department of Employment Security, addressed to him, declining his application for unemployment benefits. A few days later a debit card was received. My sister was able to determine that in just the previous 3 days, $17,500 had been passed through the account. How does this work, we assume it is a variant of the ghost payroll con. The bogus accounts provide cover for the monies that were rerouted, so yes, it's an inside job.
I am so happy with Biden's first month: 100,000 Americans dead from covid, millions of jobs lost, gas prices going up, masks forever, over 50 EO's overturning only the good things that Trump has done. 30 million illegals about to become citizens who can than bring in as many close relatives as they want to. A stolen election, dishonest and totally corrupt Democrats runing congress... What's not to like?
"NY Times Notices That All These Companies Proclaiming They’re Doing Something On ‘Climate Change’ Mostly Aren’t"
It's a marketing gimmick.
Though, to be fair, I'm sure many companies seek cost effective ways and do what they can to contain their energy costs because that's what they do. The key here is cost effective. There were would be a stampede to incorporate more efficient or alternate energy technology if and when it emerges. This goes over the head of Progs.
Deb Haaland means stop all infrastructure. She well knows, as do the rest of us who can read and write, that without fossil fuels there won't be anymore building, not long anyway.
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is the new gun law just passed in Montana. Would someone please explain exactly what it says---
Sorry. Use this--copy/paste:
A quick read indicates that the main intent is to make it clear to the Montana public university system that they cannot ban guns on campus. It also severely restricts what regulation the university system can place on guns on campus. The legislation was drafted with a "and we mean it" tone. More interpretation welcome - I'm an engineer, not a lawyer.
Thank you John:
It would be nice to have clarification of the "concealed carry" portion of this law. Hope the Barrister, or someone else will jump in here with more insight.
I think Fauci and old Joe Mengele share the same opinions on what constitutes "public safety" in the medical field.