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Thursday, January 27. 2022
Why you should eat meat. Not eating animals is wrong. If you care about animals, then the right thing to do is breed them, kill them and eat them
Atlantic: School masking 'is not justified by the data'
Progressives Against Transparency. The ACLU joins Democratic politicians in opposition to making school curricula available to parents.
New ‘Jesse Watters Primetime’ Show On FOX News Opens To Huge Ratings
Seattle Target store picked clean by shoplifters (plus Michael Rappaport witnesses shoplifting in NY)
Putin's Waited 30 Years to Sort Out Ukraine
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Seattle Target store picked clean by shoplifters /
No, it's called looting.
Probably just a matter of misunderstanding. Target promised 10m to BLM, and those shoppers are just taking out a small advance on that.
Just pour yourself a cup of schadenfreude and enjoy the spectacle.
New ‘Jesse Watters Primetime’ Show On FOX News Opens To Huge Ratings
Honeymoon phase. They'll drop soon enough; he has all the charisma of a door jammer.
The ACLU and Democrats want to keep school curricula secrect from parents!!
Could the Left's agenda be any clearer? Wake up people this is the lefts foray into communism for America. Of course we all knew or suspected that they were doing this but now they have become ballsey and are doing it in your face. This is part of the coup that happened in the wee hours of Nov 3-4 of 2020.
Wake up America, you're losing your country. They stole the election exactly so they could do this. Now with the 2022 election looking bad for them there is a quickening to get this done.
Masks at school are only a marginal improvement, largely because it is impossible to get that many kids to get it consistently right. Even done perfectly, however, it would still only help a little. They are also no big deal in terms of inconvenience, as polls of actual children reveal there are bothered by a half-dozen other things more. But they take on big symbolic significance to adults on all sides of the issue, even if they don't have kids in school. It's the adults getting outraged, mostly because...they want to be outraged.
re Seattle Target store picked clean by shoplifters (plus Michael Rappaport witnesses shoplifting in NY)
Unless something changes, a lot more of these stores are going to close, leaving the locals with no place to go.
One wonders how much Target has jacked up the prices for paying customers in order to offset the losses from the shoplifters?
How long can woke companies like Target keep stocking their shelves so the thieves can run off with the merchandise?
If all of the stores close in an area of heavy looting, will the locusts move out into suburbia?
Where will it all end?
I agree. Get used to wearing the useless mask and next we will have you wearing the hijab and beating you in the streets if you refuse to wear it. Why not they are no big deal in terms of inconvenience and polls show that the women don't mind being forced to wear them. And the children don't care they have so much else to worry about like becoming brides at nine years old. So get used to wearing the mask and lets all agree to put those adults in "camps" who refuse to comply. What do you think?? You have freedom or something??? Bwahahahaha!!!!
Masks at school?? The schools are so far behind the times! Here in Brooklyn there are hundreds of women who wear not only masks, but also cover their hair and cover their entire body with dark black cloth, guaranteed to keep virii at bay. I see them coming and going to all the local mosques and madrassas. They also keep seperated from the dirty menfolk; you never know what kind of virii they might be carrying. There is hundreds of years of scientific data to back up the use of masks, which obviously improve every aspect of health, culture, and governance. Try it today, you'll like it!
>Where will it all end?
Presumably, Amazon.com and the other "tech" giants.
The masks are obedience training. They always knew that the masks were ineffective in controlling the spread of a virus BUT that they would be effective in controlling the citizens. The masks are just another way to divide Americans making it easier to conquer them... and it's working. The virus itself gave the Democrats the opportunity to change election rules and skirt the laws so that they could steal the presidential election and a couple of congressional elections too. Now the Democrats are planning on keeping the fear and loathing of the virus going so that they can attempt to salvage the 2022 election. The masks are an essential part of that plan. The masks instill fear and show those in power who are complying and who needs to get slapped down. Comply or die. We are seeing exactly that in Florisa where the governor and health care officials were saving lives with monoclonal antibodies so the Biden administration banned monoclonal antibodies so a Republican governor wouldn't look so competent. Think about that folks; Biden is willing to kill people by denying them treatment rather than allow DeSantis to look good.
Re: Why Are We Boosting Kids? The CDC and the FDA have ignored other countries’ caution, the WHO’s chief scientist, leading American experts, and their own data.
Because the data is based on medical/scientific data and the decision to boost, or even vaccinate, kids has nothing to do with medicine or the safety of our kids.
Isn't it a little odd, in all this palaver about the impending invasion of Ukraine and the international escalation of tensions over Russia's behavior, that nobody seems to be addressing what Ukraine wants, and why it might want it?
Today, in most countries, covid is a crisis of the vaxxed not the unvaxxed. In fact many hospitals have had to shutdown services because their fully vaccinated staff have covid. Some hospitals even called in previously fired unvaxxed health care workers to fill those positions. Wrap your mind around that!
Trieste: Italy's surprising capital of coffee
Driving Canada's toughest road
The Dempster is considered to be one of Canada's toughest drives. "Highway" is a rather glamorous term for a lonely gravel road that branches off the Klondike Highway – which runs between Yukon's capital, Whitehorse, and the Klondike Gold Rush settlement of Dawson City – cutting its way through 764km of dense spruce forest, tundra and snow-covered hills before arriving in Inuvik, the northernmost Arctic town in the Northwest Territories.
That I have been hearing people say that is just about to happen in America from one group or another my whole life, and it has never come remotely close to happening. I am happy that you get to have open forums where you get to assure people that a minor public health measure that has been common in medical facilities for decades is now just a few steps away from us being sent to reeducation camps.
Because it makes me look good when those who disagree with me say stuff like that. Please, please, keep proving me right that it's the adults who have their knickers in a twist for purely symbolic reasons. Have another go at it.
There are a lot of varying opinions among Ukrainians as to what they want.
All the more reason the US should butt out.
Russia, russia, russia, then covid, covid, covid, then racist, racist, racist, then warming, warming, warming. This is all chaos, confusion, and crisis to divert attention from the morally abhorrent failures, crimes, and racketeering of the ruling elite and admin state.
Maybe AVI could explain to us the fatal flaw of hubris.
He seems to suffer from it.
Five Democrats the left plans to target
Because they are not radical enough.
That may work in the primary, but how about the general election?
Could the Dems lose seats because they removed a near certian winner in the general election by replacing him with a radical in the primary, one that may have little chance of winning the fall election?
I don't happen to think masks are a big deal either.
However, the fact that one needs (or needed) a vaccine passport to go anywhere in DC, Montgomery Cty, MD, NYC and other places...
That college students are being confined to dorms for entire semesters...
Teachers refuse to do their jobs in Chicago and other locales...
all for a minor public health issue is all most certainly evidence that times have changed.
You don't see a link between mask mandates and the rest of the items on your list? The problem is we decided that being forced to wear masks was not a big deal, so those other restrictions have been foisted upon us by power hungry control freaks. My college aged kids, for example, have suffered tremendous disruptions to their lives (starting in high school for my son) because of this attitude, all the while being at vanishingly low risk.
"That I have been hearing people say that is just about to happen in America from one group or another my whole life, and it has never come remotely close to happening."
I believe that quote was predominant in early October of 1929 and then again in late November of 1941. It is what most of the Jews in Europe were saying in the early 30's. You are absolutely correct, the predictions you cite haven't come true yet so therefore they will never come true. Just keep telling yourself that...
A two man security team would fix this. One guy big, strong and a MMA fighter. The other an off duty cop in full body armor with an M16. The big guy arrests them and if they pull a weapon the armed guy puts holes in them. Wash, rinse, repeat until they "dirt" is gone.
Fourth Quarter GDP grew 6.9% https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2022/01/27/bea-release-fourth-quarter-gdp-grew-6-9-percent-or-did-it/ But actually the number is fake and the Biden administration used the slow unloading of cargo ships to inflate the GDP numbers to make him look good https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2022/01/27/the-bloom-is-off-the-ruse-white-house-port-manipulation-hiding-economic-and-supply-chain-issues/ But the coverup is now blown.
In Philadelphia, back in the 1980s, a successful chain supermarket in a middle-income area closed, because an influx of immigrants raised stock "shrinkage" so high that the store was no longer profitable. This is THE reason behind what the Left calls "Food Deserts". In such a ghetto, you get either no stores, or stores with high prices; owners have to make up for the 10-20% of their stock that just disappears, and the cost of armed guards.
How familiar is this? West Side Story - Gee Officer Krupke!