We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Manchin voted with Reps to prohibit funding of CRT in schools in an amendment to the Senate Dems $3.5Trillion bill:Senate Republicans Notch Victory In Fight Against Radical Critical Race Theory:The Senate Adopted A Republican Amendment To Prohibit Federal Funding From Going Towards Promoting Radical Critical Race Theory Ideologies In Schools
How to avoid a disaster in Afghanistan - does it involve unicorns and pixie dust? Afghanistan has been a disaster for as long as I can remember, it's never given any sign of getting better. Why are we so hell-bent on "fixing" Afghanistan anyway when there are plenty of other broken countries we could be working on? Is the CIA really that dependent on the opium trade?
Of course masks don't work. The CDC is lying to us. This troubles me. Why have the CDC and other government agencies lied about covid for the last 18 months? What is the goal? It seems to be to turn us all into sheep. Why?
Nov 3rd the real insurrection
the great reset, which isn't so great if you aren't part of the club of elites.
search catherine Austin Fitts. not a conspiracy theorist
The article on masks does not make the case against them. It takes quite a while to get to the point, following digressions about other things it is unhappy about, and overlooks some obvious points about the studies it likes and dislikes. It might be true, but City-Journal hasn't shown it.
A key point is that mask mandates do not equal compliance. Conservatives have known this about gun control for decades but somehow are forgetting it in discussing mask mandates.
What the studies show is that effectiveness falls off rapidly with less-than 100% compliance and improper wearing is likewise of quickly diminishing value.That may mean that the statement We can't make masks work is true, but that's not the same thing as saying Masks don't work.
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