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Friday, February 10. 2023
How to Keep a Hunting Dog Conditioned in the Winter
Study reveals that much still not known about cognitive decline
Duh. I know one thing for sure: various body parts will fail over time.
EU Complains Elon Musk’s Twitter Lacks Appetite For Censorship
The EU is drunk with power.
Whoopi Goldberg’s ignorance is showing, and the consequences of her ‘misinformation’ are disastrous
Biden's Claims About Universal Pre-K Are Malarkey. During the State of the Union, Biden claimed that "children who go to preschool are nearly 50 percent more likely to finish high school and go on to earn a two- or four-year degree," but evidence in favor of universal pre-k programs is lacking.
James O’Keefe Put on Leave at Project Veritas. Has There Been a Coup?
WSJ: Black Students Need Better Schools, Not Lower Standards. The fixation on racial parity at any cost will doom yet another generation to educational failure.
Via Am. Thinker:
Congress Looking to Create New Regulations, Taxes for Marijuana. Meanwhile, in a victory for 2nd Amendment, a judge has ruled that banning guns for marijuana users unconstitutional.
OK, but I will not shoot with drunk or stoned shooters
FBI HQ Retracting Richmond Field Office Document Targeting ‘Radical Traditionalist Catholics’. The Richmond FBI office relied on the Southern Poverty Law Center and articles from Salon and The Atlantic to justify targeting these “radicals.”
Jordan Drops Explosive List of What FBI Whistleblowers Have Exposed So Far
FBI went to the dark side. Do they want to be STASI?
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Agree. If you have a trained dog you will be welcome anywhere and you will be the envy of your hunting partners. Sure it takes time and effort but the result is well worth it.
It's an interesting turn to have the FBI now assuming that religious people are dangerous, and using the Southern Poverty Law Center as the supporting justification. FBI doesn't have the resources to track this stuff down itself, they use the SPLC to provide the 'definitions' of radical groups? I didn't know they outsourced analysis this way.
No mention of the Opus Dei group with the Catholic Church - I wonder if they're on the list too. In my experience, the most devout are often also pillars of the community, doesn't matter what religion. The FBI has really lost its way to allow this idea to progress past the first low-level manager.
They better watch out for the Holy Name Society and the Sisters, especially the older sisters.
If you believe in limited government, you know, the government of our founding. You're on the list. Nothing outside the State.
"OK, but I will not shoot with drunk or stoned shooters "
Sure, but the ban point on drinkers is "are you currently drunk?" while the ban point on smokers is "have you ever smoked pot?"
I don't care personally that someone once smoked pot. Some people outgrow it and some do not. But IMHO you cannot trust a pot smoker to be "sober". That is they drive high, or they operate machinery or supervise children or make important decisions while high. The pot smokers I know cannot control or abstain from pot. They could be high after breakfast or all day or any day. They could cause death or injury because of inattention or slow reflexes. You cannot trust a pot smoker to not be high or to abstain when they are doing something that could be dangerous like driving, boating using power tools and equipment, etc.
My thoughts exactly.
We have legalized cannabis outlets here in Canada and whenever I'm asked about them, I say:
" Once a pothead, always a pothead."
You can gussy up the business with flashy storefronts and slick marketing, but it's all about living life high on weed.
I agree with you completely. It is bad enough with alcohol impaired drivers on the roads, but now they will allow drug impaired drivers out there too legally? Have they developed a test to run if they are pulled over other than a blood test. We were hit by a drunk driver a number of years ago and the police seemed to cover up for the family as he had a history of driving drunk. Now so many think pot hasn't changed over time may get out on the roads and not be aware or care they are impaired.
The SPLC is a tool of the left. It is used to destroy reputations and careers of anyone not in step with the left who has or may some day have power. They started out small, just another race grifter but they have graduated and are a paid arm of the far left in their march towards communism for the U.S. They are the shoulder strikers or knee cappers for the far left. The original disinformation bullies.
And what a manly man was that Ralph Nees; somehow this thuggery continues.
James O'Keefe coup ... that is in a position to go nowhere. O'Keefe can start a new venue in a very short time or the dissidents can resign and go away. There is no PV without O'Keefe. There is a PV without the entire board.
The FBI is only one institution that went on the dark side but at least it is finally getting attention.
My father told me when I was very young that the government knew about the Pearl Habor attack before it happened. We were talking about the great depression and WW II and since my father was born in 1906 he knew these two subjects well. He said that the U.S. government allowed it to happen because the leadership felt that we, the U.S., needed to be in the war sooner rather than later and the people in the U.S. were anti-war so this would bring them all into the pro-war camp. But he pointed out that when the crash of '29 happened and when the Pearl Harbor attack happened that although the government knew ahead of time they didn't warn the people.
Today, present time, so much has changed there is internet and TV and alternatives to corporate media and Information is available that wasn't available in 1929 or 1941. What if you knew we are on the brink of WW III and it will start (or become obvious to all) with a nuclear strike? What would you do? How would you prepare? Would you prepare? Maybe you would just continue your everyday life. Maybe you would deny it is true. Maybe it is too horrible to acknowledge that it is true. It is true! Some military experts expect war with China before 2025, less than two years away, maybe. Do you believe it? If you knew that the world's billionaires have built bomb shelters and retreats in the far corners of the earth would that help convince you that it is true? What is your plan? Do you have a plan?
Did you know that Russia has underground nuclear shelters capable of protecting their entire army and equipment and they have under ground bunkers built around essential manufacturing facilities so that they can survive and nuclear war and fight and win the ground war to follow? Did you know that China also has these facilities on an even great scale than Russia? Did you know that the U.S. has nothing of the sort? A nuclear bomb and fallout shelter near DC for the president and congress but nothing for you and nothing to make sure that our military survives. Why?
So, what is your plan?
Most voters do not trust our elections anymore. The 2020 election was massively stolen and the 2022 congressional election was stolen in a dozen states. https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2023/02/your_government_wants_to_keep_you_from_seeing_voter_rolls.html
The Republican House needs to create a committee to review those elections. A good start would be to bring the people who created the documentary "2000 Mules" to testify and then to use the evidence they discovered to bring the actual mules in front of congress to testify. It should be done publicly on TV.
What I learned today:
Our government is just as effective at securing our national airspace as it is at securing our national border.
THAT should make every American sleep easier tonight.
Jordan Drops Explosive List of What FBI Whistleblowers Have Exposed So Far . . . We saw Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) drop the receipts . . . Then he asked Roth how do you know what those tweets reference–from just URLs–committed to memory, but Roth can’t remember who he talked to on the Biden team. Game, set, and match.
Hahaha! The URLs were dickpics of Hunter Biden. So, the story is that the White House asked that dickpics of Hunter Biden be considered for removal per Twitter's moderation policy. That's not illegal. It's not even wrong.
the White House asked . . . Joe Biden's presidential campaign asked . . .
Biden wasn't even in power at the time, and his team flagged the post as being in violation of Twitter's own policy against the non-consensual posting of nudes. Meanwhile, the Trump White House asked that a tweet by Chrissy Teigen be taken down as derogatory for calling him a "pussy ass bitch".
Reduced to commenting on your own posts. How wonderful. :)
Lord Heathen: Reduced to commenting on your own posts.
It was a correction—as noted.
I'm starting to be convinced by evidence that insulin resistance contributes to dementia, particularly Alzheimers.
Wakanda, I mean South Africa cannot keep the lights on anymore. Power outages is the new normal. Trains have stopped running, busses are infrequent, they can't grow enough food, that have been the rape capitol of the world for decades,,, What changed ? I can't quite put my finger on it. Since the mid 90's they have been in a downward spiral. Yet they have billions in diamonds and gold mined every year. What is different... Just not sure...
In totally unrelated news:
"Baltimore: not one student at these 23 schools can do math at grade level"
But it isn't all bad; Baltimore schools as a whole did better than those 23 worst-performing schools: a whopping 7% of students in grades 3-8 were proficient at math. So not everything is terrible. Just 93% of everything is terrible.
I wonder what is different between Baltimore and districts that are average or above. It must be something other than the push for equity in teachers and the sea change of teaching "reading, writing and arithmetic" to hate studies. What could it be?