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Saturday, September 2. 2023
'Margaritaville' singer Jimmy Buffett dies at 76
Beatification novena for family of 9 martyred by Nazis begins Friday
Tolerating Intolerance: The Free Speech Paradox. The true power of free expression is revealed even in defenses of speech advocating against it.
A question of perennial interest is, why, in these times of unprecedented material prosperity and security, are so many people unhappy and depressed? That is a big question, but one part of the answer is that we are constantly bombarded with apocalyptic propaganda.
Government minister says who should get to decide what speech is 'permitted'
The elites dearly miss having a pandemic on hand.
As New York Public Schools Struggle With Learning Losses From Covid Shutdowns, State Is Withholding Students’ Test Scores
The Key to Understanding the Global Warming Fraud
Canadian churches burned over bodies that weren't buried in the yard
The insurance situation in California is still getting worse
ACLU sues State of Indiana for refusing to spend taxpayer cash on sex change for transgender child killer Jonathan Richardson
Time to Think by Hannah Barnes review – what went wrong at Gids (Tavistock)
Philip Bump's no good, very bad credibility meltdown -- and WaPo's
Oakland D.A.: White victims "harm" her office
Proud Boys leader Ethan Nordean sentenced to 18 years in prison, tying for longest sentence among Capitol riot convicts
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Sure would be nice if someone would eventually hold a novena for the MILLIONS martyred by Communists.
I'd guess not one in a thousand people could explain to you the mechanisms of climate change, including John "Irrefutable Evidence" Kerry. I don't think there's any evidence that things are any worse now than they've ever been as far as floods and droughts and hurricanes and tornadoes and heat waves and cold snaps and species extinctions and sea level rise and all the other supposed effects of man-made climate change. It's all just a grift, brought on by offering people money to provide evidence of a predetermined outcome. No different than tobacco companies paying scientists to decide there's no proof tobacco causes cancer or toothpaste companies paying dentists to agree that 4 out of 5 dentists recommend a certain toothpaste. Nobody takes that crap seriously, why would you take anything government-paid scientists say seriously?
Jerryskids: I'd guess not one in a thousand people could explain to you the mechanisms of climate change
Most people learned about the Solar System in school, but most couldn't find Jupiter in the sky. (There's an app for that.)
O man, Jimmy B. This hurts. Wasn't even that big a fan of his music, but there was such a sweet, care-free aura about the guy. A bit of Paradise lost. Ouch.
re Jimmy Buffett dies at 76
Not surprised. I had heard he was in poor health.
Headed out to San Francisco
for the Labor day Weekend show
re The insurance situation in California is still getting worse
If a company isn't allowed price their product high enough to cover costs, it will disappear from the market.
Seriously, when I read the link "Beatification novena for family of 9 martyred by Nazis begins Friday" I thought it was going to be a story about the DC courts persecuting J6 Defendents. Time will tell how history treats this story, how much the Democrats can hide and how much the MSM reports accurately. But this is a national disgrace. This total distortion of the justice system wouldn't be justified even if they were dealing with actual criminals, Antifa and BLM criminals. It most certainly isn't justified dealing with peaceful protestors especially since the government put in provocateurs to destroy property and cause violence. Where are the federal courts and the Supreme Court weighing in on this injustice?
J6: Mother of 8 Fears Years in Prison - UncoverDC
She broke a window on Federal property.
feeblemind: She broke a window on Federal property.
Powell had a chance to testify as to her version of events, but she declined to do so. Almost all of what she says is false.
Here she is breaking a window. Here she is with an ice ax. There is no press of the crowd forcing her. More damning, video at trial showed her inside the Capitol discussing how to further penetrate the building, and then using a bullhorn to give the crowd detailed instructions about the layout of the build.
So how many years should the dirty traitor get Zach?
49 yrs? Life?
Just hurl her into a crowd of antifa and let them beat her death?
What tickles your fancy?
feeblemind: So how many years should the dirty traitor get?
Federal guidelines have a number of factors to consider. If she takes responsibility for her actions, it can result in a reduced sentence, though she has yet to do so. She certainly wasn't a passive bystander, so she may have to serve some time. It's doubtful she will get the maximum.
feeblemind: What tickles your fancy?
It has nothing to do with one's fancy, but the rule of law.
She should have fire bombed a police car. I understand that the DC courts are very partial to that.
OneGuy: She should have fire bombed a police car. I understand that the DC courts are very partial to that.
Quite the contrary. That would be a felony in DC.
It's a felony in NYC as well but these folks got off pretty lightly. Gotta be on the right side of the narrative, I guess. https://www.foxnews.com/us/disbarred-nyc-lawyer-15-months-firebombing-nypd-vehicle-during-george-floyd-unrest
John Fisher: It's a felony in NYC as well but these folks got off pretty lightly.
They pleaded guilty as part of a plea deal, which typically results in a reduced sentence. Also, state sentencing is usually less strict.
With regards to Powell, she was part of a mob intending to disrupt the peaceful transfer of the presidency, an attack on the entire nation. Nor has Powell even been sentenced, so you're not even comparing apples and oranges.
Zachriel: What doesn't it know?
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Biggs got 17 years in prison for tearing down a fence on January 6. Meanwhile a guy responsible for burning an entire police station to the ground during the BLM riots got only 4 years. No sane person thinks this is justice.
Erasmus: Biggs got 17 years in prison for tearing down a fence on January 6.
Biggs was convicted of seditious conspiracy.
Erasmus: Meanwhile a guy responsible for burning an entire police station to the ground during the BLM riots got only 4 years.
It could have resulted in death, and the crime certainly deserves a harsh punishment. However, federal sentences tend to be longer than state sentences.
So: Proud Boys, milling around in the Capitol grounds: 15- and 17-year sentences. Black Lives Matter, trashing and burning stores and throwing rocks at police: five million cash.
American justice today.
Well you pull the curtain back on insurance problems it is always regulation.
Florida is that way. Back in the day you could get a simple fire/liability policy on your house.
Then, to spread the risk costs everyone was forced to carry expensive hurricane insurance. Add in all the mandates and backdoor fraud inducing regulations you end up with the situation you have now.
Im lucky I can self insure so just tell them to pound sand, but if you have a mortgage youre screwed.
I can imagine the regulation nightmare in CA.
Tucker has come out and said it. He said that the Democrats are corrupt and are using the justice system to punish their opponents and that they have gone so far that they cannot allow honest people to ever regain power because they would be investigated and face trial. They have to win in 2024. But it doesn't look like the people will fall for the covid pandemic scam again and the election steal would have to be so massive that it would be detected and they can't get away with that again. So Tucker thinks that what the Democrats are planning is war with Russia. Imagine that for a moment. Your elected leaders and the shadow government behind them are so addicted to power that they will destroy the nation and probably the world and kill your friends and family to prevent the other side from winning an election. THAT is how corrupt they have become. And YOU will pay the ultimate price because of it.
See where the Americans Civil Liberties Union is at? They were founded by communists, and have never changed. A young boy in Colorado Springs, has his civil liberties stomped on over a small Gadsden Flag patch, and the ACLU is nowhere to be found. A mental child killer needs surgery and the ACLU is right there. Why doesn’t the ACLU donate the funds for the surgery?
B. Hammer: A young boy in Colorado Springs, has his civil liberties stomped on over a small Gadsden Flag patch
The boy also had patches with automatic weapons. The school said that the gun patches and the Gadsden patch had to be removed per their dress policy, but later decided to not object to the Gadsden patch. The student has been allowed to return to class.
OMG! Actual patches of the thing that the 2nd amendment says cannot be infringed on by the government! I'm shocked! But at least he wasn't grooming kids dressed like a fag.
"The boy also had patches with automatic weapons."
As usual, your response is deceitful. The article clearly stated semi-automatic weapons!!
But more importantly, the kid had already complied by removing the gun patches.
The only flag in actual dispute was the Gadsen flag, a known trigger for psychological pansies.