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Monday, November 1. 2021
Jeremy Clarkson on why he won’t be giving up pheasant shooting
California condors: Virgin births discovered in critically endangered birds
How the FBI Discovered a Real-Life Indiana Jones in, of All Places, Rural Indiana. A 90-year-old amateur archaeologist who claimed to have detonated the first atomic bomb was also one of the most prolific grave robbers in modern American history.
'We're being pressured into sex by some trans women'
Life is a mental health gym
University Allegedly Attempting To Fire Professor For Saying Hurt Feelings Are ‘No Big Deal’
Border crisis hits classrooms as unaccompanied minors flood NY schools
Dems Try To Pass Off $10,000 IRS Reporting Threshold as Merely Going After the 1 Percent. Proposed IRS surveillance now limited to non-wage net annual transactions of $10,000 and above. Which is still ridiculously low and intrusive.
Judge Finds Teenager Guilty in Loudoun County Bathroom Assault
In Defense of Meritocracy. It’s the worst system for deciding who gets society’s most important positions—except for all the others.
Transgender fiction is about political control - Elite gather at G20 and in Glasgow to talk about their religion
Lectures From Limousine Liberals. The same people who sat at home praising essential workers as heroes now repay them with exclusion and sneering condescension
China Warming. The CCP is by far the biggest emitter of greenhouse gases on the planet. Is that a problem?
Progressive Craziness Of The Day: Critical Race Theory In K-12 Schools And Corporations
The Next Democratic Crusade: Taxing Hypothetical Income
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We're being pressured into sex by some trans women'
While there is no doubt the insane are dangerous, can’t you stop going to trans bars?
Better still, can't we just stop hearing about them? Why is this infinitesimally small segment of the population taking up so much space? Nobody but themselves care a twit about their problems, or anything at all about their lives, but the majority can't escape them.
I want to get the word out that Julie Mason on so-called non-partisan siriusxm POTUS radio channel 124 has been playing Terry McAuliffe from Meet the Press saying that Glenn Youngkin wants to ban books. This is untrue - even Chuck Todd corrects the misstatement! But Ms Mason cuts the quote leaving the impression that the Republican candidate for Governor is a racist. Youngkin wants parents to be notified what their children are required to read and have the opportunity to opt out. I am asking people to complain with me. Thank you!
My calls/tweets/emails to the station have gone unanswered and the election is tomorrow. (This may not be the correct venue for my complaints and pleas so delete if inappropriate.)
Marc Elias is on the MacAuliffe team now, so in this last day or two you can expect the very best in dirty tricks (Quality and Coordination). They'll flow freely, as the Team warms themselves up to dispute the results, should they prove unfavorable to MacAuliffe.
"China Warming. The CCP is by far the biggest emitter of greenhouse gases on the planet. Is that a problem?"
Not in the eyes of the Left, since the Chinese aren't White.
"California condors: Virgin births discovered in critically endangered birds."
As Jeff Goldblum once said, nature finds a way.
'We're being pressured into sex by some trans women': Just say "NO; Looking at you makes me shrivel up." Or, "I have cooties."
Am amazed (still) that so-called humans can dream up fantasies such as this.
DO YOU SEE?
I want to receive my economic impact statements. I want the checks mailed to me on paper. In order to make that happen I have to go on line to the IRS and fill out a form. THAT FORM has been in place for about six months now. THAT FORM REQUIRES THAT I TELL THE IRS ALL MY CREDIT CARDS, the INFORMATION ABOUT MY HOME MORTGAGE AND SAVINGS ACCOUNTS.
THEY ARE ALREADY DEMANDING YOUR PRIVATE BANKING INFORMATION Only thing is they are doing it in the same way they do everything by force and by stealth and by dishonesty! THE IRS DOES NOT HAVE A RIGHT TO YOUR credit information!!!!! THEY ONLY HAVE A RIGHT TO YOUR INCOME INFORMATION!!
I sense a tip of the iceberg coverup here. I suspect that the IRS is colluding with intelligence agencies, DOJ and the FBI and have been for awhile. My guess is these new demands for intrusive fishing expeditions is because this collusion isn't giving them everything they need. Often we, the people, don't find out about these extra-constitutional excursions until well after the damage is done. I'm smelling a rat.
"The Biden administration has expressed exasperation at the pushback—"This is about making sure the top 1 percent can't evade $160 billion per year in taxes,"
Expressing exasperation is the 'tell' that they cannot support their case and want to avoid debate at all costs. As the story says, it becomes quickly obvious with any logic that they are not going after 'big money tax evaders and money launderers' if they are wanting to monitor chump change transactions. It's obvious - the question is, will the Republicans advocate effectively to focus the attention in the Court of Public Opinion?
"Expressing exasperation is the 'tell' that they cannot support their case and want to avoid debate at all costs." Yes, quite.
I have sometimes had to say "You know, rolling your eyes is not precisely an intellectual argument."
That pheasant shooting article was a hoot, BTW.
ALL civil service protections for government employees needs to end. Everyone can see that the IRS wants to track every single event in your life whether it is income or credit side of your life. The NIH and CDC are as out of control as the IRS. Are there any agencies that are not out of control? Get rid of civil service and immediately get rid of half of these controlling busybodies.
Ooh, ooh! Emotional push-ups for people too feeble to even pull up their own socks. And only $19 a month. Just like PETA, WWF, and St. Jude's--what's magic about the number 19?
Tucker Carlson has a spotlight on the Democrat and FBI involvement in the violence that happened on Jan 6th. The media has closed ranks to accuse Carlson of white supremacy but I'm not sure that technique will work this time because Carlson has his duck in a row and they all point to a false flag attack and massive lying after Jan 6. The rats are scurrying but the light is exposing them.
Real life "Indiana Jones" was misleading headline and clickbait. Indy gave all of his finds to museums. This guy faked a lot of his displays and didn't get them the right way at all.