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Tuesday, November 9. 2021
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You’re Already Living in the Metaverse. Dave Chappelle is wrong. Twitter—and Instagram and Facebook and even this platform—are real life.
Not for me
‘If you want to understand why no one trusts the press’: AG Hamilton looks at some headlines on the Kyle Rittenhouse trial
Biden looking at shutting down another pipeline as winter approaches
Poland wants to build a wall
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re Turley: Why is the FBI investigating the theft of a diary?
1) Because they are out of control. Who could stop them?
2) As O'Keefe is an enemy of the state I imagine they wanted lists of his contacts and undercover operatives.
Don't forget the FBI also investigated the disappearance and subsequent reappearance of Hunter Biden's handgun. I can't help but wonder how many thousands of missing gun cases the FBI regularly gets involved in.
Have they ever finished their investigation of Anthony Weiner's laptop?
re Biden looking at shutting down another pipeline as winter approaches
If he does it he will enrage and alienate large swathes of voters in Michigan and Wisconsin but as Dems hate Hate HATE Americans, this isn't much of a concern for them.
I grew up in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and the Line 5 pipeline that was built in the 1960's was a godsend to those citizens. Towns and business were able to convert to natural gas heating. It replaced the fuel oil fired furnaces that were a challenge in that climate. Filling your 200 to 500 gallon fuel tank for the winter was the annual ritual and hopefully that would get you through the winter. The fuel tank sat outside and gravity fed the furnace inside the house. Was common for water to get in the line and freeze during the winter and that meant no fuel flow and no heat. Many people had a back up wood stove just in case...the downside there was that it required one to put up multiple cords of firewood each fall and that was chore on top of whatever you did to earn a living.
Biden Administration Stockpiles More Than 55 Million Gun Owner Records Amid Second Amendment Crackdown
That woman doesn't understand how plastic moves.
Almost none of the ocean plastic gets there from landfills. As in none.
Most of it is either deliberately dumped there by garbage hauling companies or comes from trash thrown into rivers--most of them in Asia.
I wouldn't say it's 'none'. Nearly all developing countries use landfills for waste disposal, but they lack robust planning controls - and hence landfills often get sited in the least-desired real estate. Low-lying mangrove swamps is a good example. Then (if it's tropical) the seasonal monsoons come, the floods commence, and the low-lying areas are swept.
When I was living in such a place we would do beach cleanups as part of 'good corporate citizen' drives. In undeveloped areas, the debris zone on the beaches would often be 3 ft deep in plastic, fishing nets, etc. - mostly as a result of the localized output of the swamps.
I believe that the $450,000 for illegal aliens is both a poke in the eye to Trump supporters and to set a precedent to prevent future presidents from enforcing laws on illegal immigration. I think that at this point we are being set up for a massive invasion from the third world that will destroy us and turn us into a shithole country. And it is all quite intentional.
If Biden were secretly working for the GOP, he could hardly do better than to pay illegal immigrants $450K a head and shut down a pipeline with winter coming on.
The massive invasion is already happening. The Biden junta is sending these kids, and maybe the parents, all over the country in the middle of the night. These flights don’t terminate in places like Martha’s Vineyard.
Just imagine that picture - thousands of illegal immigrants delivered directly to a hoity-toity enclave like Martha's Vineyard, and no easy way to get off the island.
What the governors should do is be at the airport when these flights arrive and hold the illegals and give them a choice of going to jail or a one way flight to Martha's vineyard.
Out of compassion. Polls suggest that they'll be 'strongly supported' by the locals in places like Martha's Vineyard.
Haha. I'm sure, out of compassion, the Obama's will happily employ them. Give them three squares and a cot, on their magnificent ocean front property. After all, the house looks big enough to sleep dozens and at some point, you have enough house.
"You’re Already Living in the Metaverse. Dave Chappelle is wrong. Twitter—and Instagram and Facebook and even this platform—are real life.
Not for me." Me, neither! I don't twit, inst, or face.
NYT to Dems: You haven't hit bottom yet in rural America -- or the suburbs either: It might appear that the NYT sees the dooooom coming on, but it will be replaced with another, and the NYT will disregard it.
Poland wants to build a wall: As well it should!
It's now pretty clear that Russiagate was worse then Watergate. Obama and Hillary did more than just a dirty trick, they tried to destroy the legally elected presidency (as compared with the illegally elected presidency of Biden) in what can only be called blatant treason. They committed many crimes in doing so and almost succeeded in destroying our government. They are going to get away with it. No one, not even Durham, is going to bring them to justice. And because they won't be stopped they now control the strings of our current puppet president. Biden is nothing more than the face of the third Obama presidency. He brought Obama's people onboard to destroy the U.S. and now Biden's only job is to be the front man (the big guy) and take the heat while the Obama communists continue to destroy our country. There is nothing to stop them. Maybe Project Veritas was trying but we see what the third Obama presidency has just done to them. Maybe Tucker Carlson is exposing some of their crimes but I would not sell him life insurance...