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Wednesday, May 19. 2021
When the Government Makes Wildfires Worse - Federal policies are subsidizing people's choices to build homes in harm's way.
Has the Audubon Society gone lefty?
Eating Itself: Woke University Condemns Darwin for White Supremacy
Dr. Fauci Admits His Wearing Masks Indoors Despite Being Vaccinated Was All For Show
This Article Is “Partly False”. Supposedly engaged in a struggle against misinformation, Facebook and its fact-checking partner spread their own.
MINNEAPOLIS RESIDENTS AGREED NOT TO CALL THE COPS, THEN THE RAPES BEGAN
House Democrats block consideration of bill sanctioning Hamas financial supporters
India Reports 50 Doctors Dead In A Single Day As COVID Mortality Peaks
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Kotkin's essay is brilliant, but to our misfortune it reads like a tour guide to the world around us.
Has the Audubon Society gone lefty? Yes. Next question?
(Also, see the comments on today's LIO cartoon: lefty, Lefty, LEFTY.)
Eating Itself: Woke University Condemns Darwin for White Supremacy: I am SOOOOOOOOOO not bummed for them.
WSJ: Trump Allies Promote Portfolios Targeting ‘Unwoke Investors’ Heh, heh, heh.
This Article Is “Partly False”. Supposedly engaged in a struggle against misinformation, Facebook and its fact-checking partner spread their own. AHHHH, FALSE-Face Facebook.
MINNEAPOLIS RESIDENTS AGREED NOT TO CALL THE COPS, THEN THE RAPES BEGAN: Minneapolitans aren't smart.
BLM ‘Stands In Solidarity’ With Hamas… Is anyone surprised? Anyone? Buehller???
Report: Israel shared intelligence on Hamas assets based in destroyed Gaza tower with U.S.
House Democrats block consideration of bill sanctioning Hamas financial supporters: I am, like, TOTALLY not surprised to read this.
re Kotkin: The Rise of Corporate-State Tyranny
A good read.
The most important link the list in my view.
Thanks for posting.
re Has the Audubon Society gone lefty?
Well, I don't see them fighting tooth and nail to stop the windmill projects, one of the Left's sacred cows. One would think that would be a priority for a conservation society. I guess it's okay to have fewer birds if it means fewer carbon emissions.
Or maybe they just don't want to fight with their progressive friends?
Yeah. They're hard core leftists.
I got an invitation from Facebook this morning on my news feed to join a group called "Drag Queen Beginners." This was from Facebook directly now, not some random "promoted advertisement." When I was young, the accompanying video would probably have been rated as pornography, or at least gotten numerous FCC complaints. The other question is, how much is this aimed against minors on Facebook? Clear recruiting.
When I tried to flag and report, it just disappeared and said "Something went wrong, please try again later."
Pushing an agenda much?
BLM ‘Stands In Solidarity’ With Hamas…
Not a surprise at all. BLM had good things to say about Fidel after his death.Breitbart: Black Lives Matter Founder an Open Supporter of Socialist Venezuelan Dictator Maduro. Breitbart quotes a Fidel eulogy from Black Lives Matter Global Network:
There is an overwhelming sense of loss, complicated by fear and anxiety. Although no leader is without their flaws, we must push back against the rhetoric of the right and come to the defense of El Comandante...As Fidel ascends to the realm of the ancestors, we summon his guidance, strength, and power as we recommit ourselves to the struggle for universal freedom. Fidel Vive!
Breitbart links to a Venezueanalysis (Chavista propaganda) site at "Tometi also applauded Venezuela in an article that year."(From the link, not quoted in Breitbart), Opal tells us how she loves the Maduro dictatorship.
We deeply appreciate solidarity that the Venezuelan people have expressed with Black people in North America in our struggles against state violence, social injustice and exclusion from democratic decision making.....
We offer this expression of our unwavering solidarity with the progressive and revolutionary Venezuelan people as they reflect, regroup and rectify to defend the Bolivarian Revolution.
Exclusion from democratic decision making? Sounds like the mission statement of Maduro and friends. You know, like Maduro's doing away with the National Assembly that was voted in with two-thirds of seats that the Opposition won- the same election Opal observed in Venezuela. Regarding state violence, it turns out that the US is a piker compared to Venezuela. USA police kill about 1,000 civilans a year- of which unarmed blacks were 35 in 2019. How does Venezuela compare?
Caracas Chronicles: How Brutal Are Venezuelan Police Forces?In 2017, Venezuelan police killed 4,998 civilians.
The 2017 numbers say that there have been more civilian deaths at the hands of law enforcement agents in Venezuela(4,998)than there are in Brazil(4,670), which has a population seven times greater. This means that over a quarter of homicides committed in Venezuela are carried out by the state.Venezuela's population is about a tenth of the US's population. If Venezuela had the same population as the US, Venezuelan police would kill about 50,000 civilians a year. That compares to US police killing about 1,000 civilians a year. That's 50 to one. BLM co-founder praises "Bolivarian" Venezuela and condemns the US for its "state violence," when Venezuela's rate of "state violence" is 50 times that of the United States.
What do you call that? Idiocy? Incredibly bad reasoning skills? Blinded by ideology?
With that track record, I am not at all surprised that BLM supports Hamas.
Why the Sudden CDC Turnabout On Covid Restrictions?
Seems like the way to bet. Good pickup. They can count on their voters to forget things quickly and then reremember it as Trump's fault.
Kamala Harris behind the curve on all those illegal migration 'root causes' - you know something? The causes don't matter.
We're not going to do anything to mitigate those causes except throw money at the various countries, which will 'magically' disappear and not a thing will change.
Tell 'em the border is CLOSED, and implement the pre-Biden policies, and the problem will solve itself.
Don't do that - and the problem will continue. It's like with mosquitoes... you can close the door or leave it wide open - but apparently we're supposed to leave it open and then try to negotiate with the mosquitos to get them to go somewhere else.
Just re-wind the old 30's-40's Nazi Germany to get the real feel for the rising Corporate-State tyranny.
Since BLM supports Hamas, maybe they should be dealt with the Israeli way.
"BLM ‘Stands In Solidarity’ With Hamas…"
Yeah. Terrorists support terrorists.
An Archaeologist on the Railroad of Death
White Supremacy! What is it, actually? Very simple: Anything at all that reminds us that almost everything useful and necessary in this world was invented by and built by people who happened to be white. THAT is what they don't like. The truth is not kind to POC and they want to erase it.
"Woke University Condemns Darwin for White Supremacy"
Thats always been the implication of Darwin's theory despite no one saying it out loud these days. The negro as the missing link between white colored people and apes is simple Darwinian "science". It's sad that so much of "science" is based on the ruminations of a single atheist philosopher.