Monday, February 17, 2020

Which presidential candidates will spend how much on what

Which presidential candidates will spend how much on what
A VERY impressive article on what they have been promising. I looked at it and just say... Wow, wow, wow, wow....Del

Scientists believe killer disease may have begun in research facility

Scientists believe killer disease may have begun in research facility
Excerpt: Beijing-sponsored South China University of Technology concludes that 'the killer coronavirus probably originated from a laboratory in Wuhan' It points to research on bats and respiratory diseases carried by the animals at the Wuhan Center for Disease Control and the Wuhan Institute of Virology. WCDC is just 300 yards from the seafood market and is adjacent to the hospital.

11 kids among 26 shot in Chicago this weekend

11 kids among 26 shot in Chicago this weekend
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2020/2/15/21138724/chicago-weekend-shootings-gun-violence-children-wounded-feb-14-17-parkway-gardens?fbclid=IwAR0fxMhFI24muzwnli1sGHKIkvXbaaZdDIqcmxHDK7WWE0NHV9GGH2Ey0xo
How gun control works.

Mike Bloomberg for years has battled women’s allegations of profane, sexist comments

Mike Bloomberg for years has battled women’s allegations of profane, sexist comments
Excerpt: In the most high-profile example, a top saleswoman, Sekiko Sakai Garrison, alleged that Bloomberg told female salespeople about a male colleague getting married: “All of you girls line up to give him [oral sex] as a wedding present.” And, the lawsuit said, when Bloomberg saw certain women, he said, “I’d f--- that in a second.”

Bernie vs. Bloomberg Is the Democratic Primary Fight We’ve Always Wanted

Bernie vs. Bloomberg Is the Democratic Primary Fight We’ve Always Wanted
Excerpt: Mike Bloomberg’s campaign just unveiled a web ad making the obvious point that almost everyone else in the Democratic Party would prefer to ignore: There’s a thuggish mentality to Bernie Sanders’s online supporters. After Sanders charged that Bloomberg didn’t have the kind of energy that would be needed to defeat Trump, Bloomberg came back with an ad pointing out that Sanders supporters regularly tweet and offer memes with comments such as “vote Bernie or bad things will happen.” Supporters of Bloomberg are “going on lists.” The 53-second Bloomberg ad calls out Sanders for a seemingly disingenuous or powerless and pointless call for “civil discourse” while his grassroots supporters speak as if they can’t wait to get started on the liquidation of the Kulaks after Election Day. Throughout his career, Sanders talked about the value of bread lines in Socialist countries, cheered on the Marxist Sandinistas, honeymooned in the Soviet Union, praised Communist China’s progress in “addressing extreme poverty,” talked about his admiration for Fidel Castro, warmly welcomed the Irish Republican Army, saluted Hugo Chavez’s Venezuelan regime, and almost never criticized Nicholas Maduro. And now he’s got a lot a slew of people who want to volunteer to serve as his personal KGB and NVKD.

Source: Democrat Senator Held Secret Meeting In Munich With Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif

Source: Democrat Senator Held Secret Meeting In Munich With Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif
https://thefederalist.com/2020/02/17/source-democrat-senator-held-secret-meeting-in-munich-with-iranian-foreign-minister-zarif/?fbclid=IwAR0Xnx_AqTw14OG3jA0Pp0Khm5GSMi_sVps7AjDjJIT27NWKRYxwzU3DhXs
Excerpt: en. Chris Murphy of Connecticut and other Democratic senators had a secret meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Jahad Zarif during the Munich Security Conference last week, according to a source briefed by the French delegation to the conference. Murphy’s office did not respond to repeated requests for comment by press time.  Such a meeting would mean Murphy had done the type of secret coordination with foreign leaders to potentially undermine the U.S. government that he accused Trump officials of doing as they prepared for Trump’s administration. In February 2017, Murphy demanded investigations of National Security Advisor Mike Flynn because he had a phone call with his counterpart-to-be in Russia.

Virginia: Gun Ban Bill Defeated!

Virginia: Gun Ban Bill Defeated!
https://www.nraila.org/articles/20200217/virginia-gun-ban-bill-defeated?fbclid=IwAR1ZVLSwoxqvKdCaLdODFHqQkla15Wtggv8H54qQ4Whm7U_gnw3KQb0eQwk

30 yrs. later, global warming still hasn't sunk Maldives

30 yrs. later, global warming still hasn't sunk Maldives
https://onenewsnow.com/science-tech/2018/09/22/30-yrs-later-global-warming-still-hasnt-sunk-maldives?fbclid=IwAR3HRp0tY7Axyns5awTCl9BkO-dXoeiMt9pBUsfQYOYnziIbh8wDH1x_CcA#.Xkqqy77di80.facebook
Excerpt: After alerting the world in September 1988 that the Maldive islands of the Indian Ocean would be submerged by rising seas in less than three decades – due to the so-called first effects of man-made global warming – officials of the United Nations and associated climatologists are scratching their heads that the island chain is still there.

Parkland Dad Andrew Pollack: ‘March for Our Lives’ Made America’s Kids Less Safe

Parkland Dad Andrew Pollack: ‘March for Our Lives’ Made America’s Kids Less Safe
https://www.breitbart.com/2nd-amendment/2020/02/14/parkland-dad-andrew-pollack-march-for-our-lives-made-americas-kids-less-safe/
I can only admire this man for what he's gone through and what he's written here.The media and some Leftist antigun money sources have made David Hogg and his little movement into a big deal, darlings of the press and fawned on by politicians. Hogg is at Harvard, but the other survivor who was accepted there but spoke out in contrast to him got disinvited. (Way to go, Harvard, double standards are in vogue these days.) The second you see a lawsuit from Hogg's group in partnership with SPLC, you don't have to see the rotted fish, the smell hits you right away. We can only hope it gets dismissed by the courts and gets more people to understand what BS this is. --Del

Activate This 'Bracelet of Silence,' and Alexa Can't Eavesdrop

Activate This 'Bracelet of Silence,' and Alexa Can't Eavesdrop
Excerpt: “I said, ‘I don’t want that in the office. Please unplug it. I know the microphone is constantly on.’” Zhao and Zheng are computer science professors at the University of Chicago, and they decided to channel their disagreement into something productive. With the help of an assistant professor, Pedro Lopes, they designed a piece of digital armor: a “bracelet of silence” that will jam the Echo or any other microphones in the vicinity from listening in on the wearer’s conversations. The bracelet is like an anti-smartwatch, both in its cyberpunk aesthetic and in its purpose of defeating technology. (...) “With the internet of things, the battle is lost,” Zhao said, referring to a lack of control over data captured by smart devices, whether it gets into the hands of tech companies or hackers. “The future is to have all these devices around you, but you will have to assume they are potentially compromised,” he added. “Your circle of trust will have to be much smaller, sometimes down to your actual body.” (...) In 2016, Scott Urban, an eyewear-maker in Chicago, developed a line of reflective frames that turned back visible and infrared light. When a surveillance camera films a person wearing the $164 frames, the reflected light blurs out the face. Urban called them Reflectacles. He is working full time on privacy protection eyewear, including a new version with lenses that absorb infrared light to deter iris-scanning and facial recognition cameras. His customers include privacy enthusiasts, political activists and card counters whose faces have been placed on casinos’ watch lists. [Wow. It seems there ARE ways to dodge around some of the surveillance. Scary for our futures, though. Ron P.] 

Burkina Faso church attack leaves 24 dead.

Burkina Faso church attack leaves 24 dead. Governor says ‘armed terrorists’ targeted church service in north of country

Reaching Peak Progressivism

Reaching Peak Progressivism by Victor Davis Hanson
Excerpt: First-term socialists—House representatives such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and her fellow “squad” members, inspired by Sanders—now set the new Democratic agenda. And it is one that is more radical than anything seen in modern American history and largely unsustainable: calls to level a wealth tax and new top income-tax rates of 70-90 percent, to abolish the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Service, all student debt, an enforceable southern border, the internal combustion engine, and most Second Amendment rights, and to enact multi-trillion dollar new entitlements as outlined in the Green New Deal, Medicare for All, free college, free healthcare for illegal aliens, and reparations. Identity politics so rules the rhetoric of the new progressive party that all of its—exclusively white—primary finalists vie to be most vocal in the ritual damning of their own country (that has ironically ensured their own influence, power, success and wealth) as inherently “racist.” [Hanson, ever the historian, points out that about the only thing currently missing from the “peak progressivisms” of the past is open violence as seen in the French, Russian, Chinese, or Cuban revolutions. The coming election may not be an “end,” but only a “way station” on the road to that end, whatever that end may be. Ron P.]

While Americans pine for 'Medicare for all,' Canadians look for US-style private insurance

While Americans pine for 'Medicare for all,' Canadians look for US-style private insurance by Sally Pipes
Excerpt: About 56% of people in the United States favor "Medicare for all," according to polling from the Kaiser Family Foundation out last week. That's an increase of 3 percentage points from last November. That majority would be wise to take a look across our northern border. Waits for care in Canada's government-run health insurance system, the closest analog to "Medicare for all" in the world, are spiraling. The remedy for those waits, according to a new report from the Vancouver-based Fraser Institute? A dose of U.S.-style private insurance. Right now, Canada is the only high-income country with universal health coverage that bans its citizens from purchasing private insurance for anything deemed "medically necessary." "Medicare for all" would make the U.S. the second. Supporters of the ban claim it preserves equitable access to care. Wealthy Canadians can't use private insurance to pay for faster access to care. But as a result, everyone must wait their turn for care paid for by the public system. Last year, Canadians faced a median wait of nearly 21 weeks to receive specialist treatment after getting referred by a general practitioner. Certain procedures come with longer waits. End-to-end, patients waited a median of 39 weeks for orthopedic surgery in 2019. (Detroit hosptials always have a contingent of Canadians receiving care there, people who decided they could not wait the months it would take to see a specialist or get a procedure authorized in the public system at home. So they come to the US and pay the money to get what they need when they need it. Maybe there's a lesson there? --Del)

It’s Over For Hillary And Her Sisterhood of the Plus-Size Pantsuits

It’s Over For Hillary And Her Sisterhood of the Plus-Size Pantsuits
Excerpt: What’s been going on between Hillary and Bernie is no ordinary back and forth between two radical leftists who can’t stand one another. It’s a fight for the survival of the Democratic Party and the longstanding Washington liberal establishment. Hillary’s attack on Sanders was the opening salvo in a full-fledged stop-Bernie movement. Even Barack Obama is talking about making an anybody-but-Bernie speech. It’s the same thing that happened four years ago, only nobody knew about it then until the Democratic National Committee’s server was mysteriously hacked, the truth briefly came out, but it was obscured (deliberately) by the Russia collusion hoax. Could the Hillary-Bernie feud, now entering its final phase, be responsible for everything Obama and the Democratic Party have put the country through for the last four years? [The author foresees a replay of the Nixon-McGovern election. I wouldn’t mind, but doubt it would be that easy. In 1972, there were only a  few “true believers” of socialism; that’s no longer the case.  Ron P.]

Europe’s Retrenchment in the Wake of Brexit

Europe’s Retrenchment in the Wake of Brexit
Excerpt: The cynic will often overestimate the forces of inevitability, immobility, and kinetic power. In so doing he will be exposed for his eternal pessimism, while the optimist runs his victory lap. Yet even as the cynic is little more than an idealist who has been burned by reality too many times, he too gets to savor the taste of slaying that which was once thought unbeatable. The class James Burnham called the “Managers,” those definers and keepers of “norms,” have taken quite the beating these past few years. [This is Part 1 of 2 parts, a very in-depth look at how the political and economic relationships of the remaining European Union countries are likely to react and recover from Brexit. The hole in the EU’s budget alone is going to take some serious negotiating as the UK’s portion was substantial. It will likely require some adjustments for those "debtor nations" of southern Europe. The political, intelligence, and military realignment will also be interesting. I’m looking forward to reading the second part. Ron P.]

BERNIE SANDERS RUNS TERRIFIED WHEN NAKED LEFTIST BREASTS ATTACK!

BERNIE SANDERS RUNS TERRIFIED WHEN NAKED LEFTIST BREASTS ATTACK!
Excerpt: At an event in which boob Bill de Blasio was slated to endorse Bernie Sanders, it was a actual breasts that stole the show. 3 topless woman took the stage at Bernie’s Nevada rally on Sunday and demanded he stop propping up the dairy industry. Really? That’s utterly ridiculous. Naked pro-cow crazies yelling at a millionaire socialist seems surreal, but that’s exactly what the democratic party has become these days. Just wait until the democratic party convention in Milwaukee if you want to see some true lunacy.

The Dangerous Denial of Sex.

The Dangerous Denial of Sex. By Colin M. Wright and Emma N. Hilton
These two scientists better have thick skins and private e-mails and private phone numbers, because they are by now being subject to a wave of screaming abuse. Some people are gay, some are bisexual, some are asexual, some are confused, and everyone has a right to work out whatever is really fitting for them. But pushing any point of view, whether it's straight people condemning gays or trans people condemning everyone who is less that 110% supportive of everything they want (like starting to change kids over at age 3), is a poor idea, unjust and counterproductive. Time for more people to speak out and politely but firmly reject the nonsense. --Del

Sunday, February 16, 2020

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TRAVEL COST $114 MILLION, TRUMP'S SO FAR IS $10 MILLION

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TRAVEL COST $114 MILLION, TRUMP'S SO FAR IS $10 MILLION
https://www.newsweek.com/obama-administration-travel-costs-114-million-trump-723883?fbclid=IwAR2ji98Wyl76KaAAtkNulr_S1iWAliv7PKy9YDGTAyiACVvMXJHnWvl8Ouo

Amir Tsarfati: Special Update: Coronavirus

Amir Tsarfati: Special Update: Coronavirus

WHAT PRESIDENT OBAMA DID FOR US!!!!

WHAT PRESIDENT OBAMA DID FOR US!!!!

 This is an eye-opener  provided by COL. ROBERT F. CUNNINGHAM and PATRICK RISHOR,  published by The Gilmer Mirror (Northeast Texas Newspaper)
 
 
    1.   First President to be photographed smoking a joint.  (By today's standards, this would have been an impeachable offense.)
    2.   First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner.  (By today's standards, this would have been an impeachable  offense.)
    3.   First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in.  (By today's standards, this would have been an impeachable offense.)
    4.   First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States.
    5.   First President to violate the War Powers Act.  (By today's standards, this would have been an impeachable offense.)
    6.   First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.  (By today's standards, this would have been an impeachable offense.)   
   7.   First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third party.
    8.   First President to spend a trillion dollars on "shovel-ready" jobs when there were no  "shovel-ready" jobs.  (By today's standards, this would have been an impeachable offense.)
     9.   First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his union supporters.  (By today's standards, this would have been an impeachable offense.)
    10.   First President to by-pass Congress and implement the Dream Act through executive fiat.  (By today's standards, this would have been an impeachable offense.)
     11.   First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportation of illegal immigrants across the U.S., including those with criminal convictions.  (By today's standards, this would have been an impeachable offense.)
    12.   First President to demand a company hand-over $20 billion to one of his political appointees  (By today's standards, this would have been an impeachable offense.)
     13.   First President to tell a CEO of a major corporation (Chrysler) to resign.  (By today's standards, this would have bee an impeachable offense.)
    14.   First President to terminate America’s ability to put a man in space.
    15.   First President to cancel the National Day of Prayer and to say that America is no longer a Christian nation.
     16.   First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without being present.
     17.   First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it.  (By today's standards, this would have been an impeachable offense.)
     18.   First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicized the reasons for their rate increases.  (By today's standards, this would have been an impeachable offense.)
     19.   First President to tell a major manufacturing company in which state it is allowed to locate a factory.  (By today's standards, this would have been an impeachable offense.)
     20 .  First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN).
    21.   First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been properly issued years ago.
    22.   First President to actively try to bankrupt an American industry (coal).
     23.   First President to fire an inspector general of AmeriCorps for catching one of his friends in a corruption case.  (By today's standards, this would  definitely have been an impeachable offense.)
     24.   First President to appoint 45 czars to replace elected officials in his office.  (By today's standards, this would definitely have been an impeachable offense.)
     25.   First President to surround himself with radical left wing anarchists.
     27.   First President to hide his birth, medical, educational and travel records.  (By today's standards, this would have been an impeachable offense.)
    28.   First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING to earn it.  (Speechless!)
    29.   First President to go on multiple "global apology tours" and concurrent "insult our friends" tours.  (By today's standards, this would have been an impeachable offense.)
     30.   First President to go on at least 17 lavish vacations, in addition to date nights and Wednesday evening White House parties for his friends paid for by the taxpayers.  (Probably not impeachable,  but by today's standards, CNN, MSNBC, CBS, NBC, ABC, etc. would have been all over this had this been President Trump)
     31.   First President to have personal servants (taxpayer funded) for his wife.  (Probably not impeachable, but by today's standards, CNN, MCNBC, CBS, NBC, ABC, etc. would have been all over this.)
    32.   First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000 a year at taxpayer expense.  (Probably not impeachable, but by today's standards, CNN, MSNBC, CBS, NBC, ABC, etc. would have been all over this.)
    33.   First President to fly in a personal trainer from Chicago at least once a week at taxpayer expense.  (Probably not impeachable, but by today's standards, CNN, MSNBC, CBS, NBC, ABC, etc. would have been all over this.)
    34.   First President to repeat the Quran and tell us the early morning call of the Azan (Islamic call to worship) is the most beautiful sound on earth.
    35.   First President to side with a foreign nation over one of the American 50 states (Mexico vs Arizona).
     36.   First President to tell the military men and women that they should pay for their own private insurance because they "volunteered to go to war and knew the consequences."  (By today's standards, this would have been an impeachable offense.)
    37.   Then he was the First President to tell the members of the military that THEY were UNPATRIOTIC for balking at the last suggestion.  (Probably not impeachable, but by today's standards, CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, NBC, etc. would have been all over this.)     
    38.  The First President that did not know how many states in the union. (He said 57). (Speechless!)
    39.  THE FIRST PRESIDENT TO GIVE IRAN $150 BILLION IN CASH TO PLEASE SIGN HIS NUCLEAR DEAL THAT WAS CRAFTED BY SOCIALIST JOHN KERRY.  (By today's standards, this would have been an impeachable offense.)
 

   I feel better now. I had the impression Obama hadn't done ANYTHING.  This list should set things right..... or should that be "left"

Bloomberg's Offensive Quotes

Bloomberg's Offensive Quotes

Why Wasn’t Andrew McCabe Charged?

Why Wasn’t Andrew McCabe Charged?
Excerpt: The Justice Department announced Friday that it is closing its investigation of Andrew McCabe, the FBI’s former deputy director, over his false statements to investigators probing an unauthorized leak that McCabe had orchestrated. McCabe was fired in March 2018, shortly after a blistering Justice Department inspector general (IG) report concluded that he repeatedly and blatantly lied — or, as the Bureau lexicon puts it, “lacked candor” — when questioned, including under oath. Why not indict McCabe on felony false-statements charges? That is the question being pressed by incensed Trump supporters. After all, the constitutional guarantee of equal justice under the law is supposed to mean that McCabe gets the same quality of justice afforded to the sad sacks pursued with unseemly zeal by McCabe’s FBI and Robert Mueller’s prosecutors. George Papadopoulos was convicted of making a trivial false statement about the date of a meeting. Roger Stone was convicted of obstruction long after the special counsel knew there was no Trump–Russia conspiracy, even though his meanderings did not impede the investigation in any meaningful way. And in the case of Michael Flynn’s false-statements conviction, as McCabe himself acknowledged to the House Intelligence Committee, even the agents who interviewed him did not believe he intentionally misled them. [McCarthy actually makes a good case for not opening the can of worms prosecution would dump on everyone’s dinner plate. A very good and informative read. Ron P.]

Rex

REX

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Valentines Day


Virginia Gov. Allocates Extra Money in Budget to Arrest Gun Owners

Virginia Gov. Allocates Extra Money in Budget to Arrest Gun Owners
https://www.gunpowdermagazine.com/virginia-gov-allocates-extra-money-in-budget-to-arrest-gun-owners/?fbclid=IwAR0mNJQ_Tc3u3SH-IYiHt-iwnN4OPx0OGt2TaxAaSZgwjK-6yT7qiodHx2k

Gun-free UK: Almost 10,000 gun crimes in a year, with help from Muslim migrants

Gun-free UK: Almost 10,000 gun crimes in a year, with help from Muslim migrants
https://www.jihadwatch.org/2020/02/gun-free-uk-almost-10000-gun-crimes-in-a-year-with-help-from-muslim-migrants?fbclid=IwAR2_N3zqBAhK8skz2qwUSgPqVFizML3cRPhU7Iou1bF95Un6vK-73C_p6JE

Muslim charged for starting Australian wildfire laughs after court hearing

Muslim charged for starting Australian wildfire laughs after court hearing
https://www.wnd.com/2020/01/muslim-charged-starting-australian-wildfire-laughs-court-hearing/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=PostTopSharingButtons&utm_campaign=websitesharingbuttons&fbclid=IwAR0LUBXE7L4Jv6-NuyF0U0sjdmRlI6hbCU48OX8S3wVgz7l_NPtphl35KbQ

Book recommendation: Talking to Strangers


Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know by Malcolm Gladwell
Having read and loved Gladwell’s books “Blink” and “The Tipping Point,” I asked for this oner for Christmas. It may be his best yet. Gladwell goes into why we are so bad at detecting liars and truth tellers, including by trained people like police and the FBI. He goes through the cases of Amanda Knox, Bernie Madoff, and Anas Montes, the Cuba spy who was a senior analyst with the Defense Intelligence Agency. He also talks about the suicides of poets Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton. He says (and the VA agrees) that if you take away the means, the person will not necessarily find another way to kill themselves. Both women put their heads in the over when Britain was using coal gas containing deadly CO. When they switched to North Sea Gas, the suicide rate dropped sharply. This was a fascinating book and I highly recommend it.

Christian Elders say Sharia replacing democracy in Nigeria, warns of civil war

Christian Elders say Sharia replacing democracy in Nigeria, warns of civil war

Christian Socialism?

From 1976: The Light at the End of the Tunnel of Love: Jimmy Carter’s Christian Socialism by Clair Booth Luce
Excerpt: What if Carter proves to be not only a man of the political Left — a believer in the economic nostrums of socialism under unlimited government — but also a religious reformer who — in his own words — sees political and social programs “as an extension of the Gospel — problem solving combined with Christian charity?”

This I believe


I’m a heterosexual, old, white male, Christian. I’m a Marine vet who volunteered for Vietnam, so I’ve always been willing to risk my life opposing communism and socialism. I’m a Republican and a gun owner. I’ve been faithfully married to my first wife for over 27 years. I’ve never tried pot, heroin, crack, meth, or any other illegal recreational drug. I do drink, and a few times to excess, but now my lung transplant limits me to one a day. I smoked a pipe, but like Bill Clinton, didn’t inhale. I gave it up 20 years ago. I believe that all lives matter, that only free markets have lifted people out of poverty, and that people should be judged as individuals—black, white, red, yellow, or brown. Male or female. Gay or straight, old or young, Christian, Jew, Buddhist, Muslim, atheist, or Hindu—and that you cannot attribute good or bad characteristics to any individual because of group membership. I believe that violence attacking others because of their religion, political views, or race is wrong, whether it’s white supremacists or antifa, and should be punished. I believe in the death penalty. This should be enough to make any snowflake take to his safe space for a year.

Friday, February 14, 2020

This Female IDF Soldier Fought Off 23 Terrorists in Surprise Attack

This Female IDF Soldier Fought Off 23 Terrorists in Surprise Attack
https://tribunist.com/lifestyle/this-female-idf-soldier-fights-off-23-terrorists-in-ambush-attack-after-being-shot/?utm_source=zulu&fbclid=IwAR3fbI2d-nYLsiWdwNc2lCsPQRiWPdpHOKoWE_TA2mwaKX2vT9CMLPzgjok

Young black conservatives unite around President Trump

Young black conservatives unite around President Trump
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/young-black-conservatives-unite-around-president-trump?fbclid=IwAR2yl9UPD8lgLPm-soDbaERJKTl2t2xmyGNJb-DDsDbqAqZ6SI4sRDnuE78

Preschool teacher, rape crisis counselor among 14 arrested in sex predator sting

Preschool teacher, rape crisis counselor among 14 arrested in sex predator sting
https://www.wbtw.com/news/national/preschool-teacher-rape-crisis-counselor-among-14-arrested-in-sex-predator-sting/?fbclid=IwAR3OXOj4W4bAVEu-RSWFWagpWa-qxvfu5xeOu_AJPpS0UkhdK4QH6E87GJc#content

Hero Mom saves day

https://nypost.com/video/hero-mom-saves-the-day-killing-gunman-outside-school/?utm_source=facebook_sitebuttons&fbclid=IwAR2GI2nLjMbimBZcKumeNy6mO3CJQntcHbFpFqZqqiWR3SQROSNG3u0gH24

While Americans pine for 'Medicare for all,' Canadians look for US-style private insurance

While Americans pine for 'Medicare for all,' Canadians look for US-style private insurance
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/while-americans-pine-for-medicare-for-all-canadians-look-for-us-style-private-insurance?fbclid=IwAR0veANaniZ8xtU1TcgRBHHyQjY7haVesOCQK0bxoM-jiN_Y3vNRIFCx6T8
Excerpt: Supporters of the ban claim it preserves equitable access to care. Wealthy Canadians can't use private insurance to pay for faster access to care.
But as a result, everyone must wait their turn for care paid for by the public system. Last year, Canadians faced a median wait of nearly 21 weeks to receive specialist treatment after getting referred by a general practitioner. Certain procedures come with longer waits. End-to-end, patients waited a median of 39 weeks for orthopedic surgery in 2019.

Michael Avenatti convicted of trying to extort Nike

Michael Avenatti convicted of trying to extort Nike
Excerpt: Michael Avenatti, the lawyer who once represented adult film star Stormy Daniels in a lawsuit against President Trump, was found guilty of trying to extort sportswear giant Nike. A Manhattan federal jury on Friday found Avenatti guilty on three counts: extortion, wire fraud and transmission of interstate communications with intent to extort. He faces up to 42 years in prison

Everything you know about Cuba is a lie

Everything you know about Cuba is a lie
Bernie Sanders has visited the Soviet Union, Nicaragua (celebrating the sixth anniversary of the Sandinista revolution), and Cuba. Twice. Bernie’s line on Cuba is that, while it is a poor country with a less than perfect government, there is much we could learn from Fidel’s regime. Cuba embodies the socialism that Sanders espouses, albeit without his “democratic” gloss. In this Turning Point USA video, four young Americans who are steeped in the pro-Cuba propaganda that is ubiquitous in academia and the popular culture visit that country. What they find is shocking. It shocks them, anyway. Their stay, while revealing, is brief, since the Cuban police don’t like their filming of endless gas lines, empty stores and Cubans living in ruined hovels. At 14 minutes, it is well worth your time. The video’s title is, “Everything You’ve Ever Seen About Cuba Is A Lie.” If you are an American student, I am pretty sure that is true. --Harry

Iran’s “Victory” satellite fails to reach orbit: “sometimes life does not go the way we want it to”

Iran’s “Victory” satellite fails to reach orbit: “sometimes life does not go the way we want it to”
“Sometimes life does not go the way we want it to,” said Javad Azari-Jahromi. Yes. Hillary lost. The gravy train from the U.S. ended. And now the Islamic Republic is severely threatened.

Rep. Omar: America Causes Floods Around the World.

Rep. Omar: America Causes Floods Around the World. By Daniel Greenfield
Excerpt: America is awesome. Is there anything we can’t do? When a butterfly flaps its wings in Michigan, Somalia floods. When a butterfly flaps its wings in Manhattan, Somalia undergoes a civil war between quarreling Islamists. And when a butterfly flaps its wings in Malibu, then Rep. Omar gets elected to the House.

After Attending a Trump Rally, I Realized Democrats Are Not Ready For 2020.

After Attending a Trump Rally, I Realized Democrats Are Not Ready For 2020. I’ve been a Democrat for 20 years, but my experience made me realize just how out of touch my party is with the country at large. By Karlyn Borysenko
The people who are what I now call "classic Liberals", who can still think, can get past the strong emotions, are not happy with the Democrat Party as it is today. There are more such unhappy Democrats than we know, since the media isn't about to spend any time on them. Some are with WalkAway, and will vote for Trump or a write-in, and I'm guessing others will just not vote. All this saps the Democrat power in November, in combination with all the Independents who may not like Trump all that much but figure he's much less dangerous and less crazy than what they see on the Left now. I'm feeling more and more confident about the coming election. --Del

How Long Will Coronavirus Remain a Threat? By Jim Geraghty

How Long Will Coronavirus Remain a Threat? By Jim Geraghty

Michael Bloomberg Is Legitimately Dangerous

Michael Bloomberg Is Legitimately Dangerous

Bombshell Audio of Mike Bloomberg Saying '95% of Your Murderers' Are 'Male Minorities' Goes Viral

Bombshell Audio of Mike Bloomberg Saying '95% of Your Murderers' Are 'Male Minorities' Goes Viral

Thursday, February 13, 2020

FOR WHOM THE ROAD POLLS

FOR WHOM THE ROAD POLLS

Scotland: The Most Popular Name for Rapists is Mohammed

Scotland: The Most Popular Name for Rapists is Mohammed

US election 2020: At one Iowa mosque, almost all caucus votes went to Bernie Sanders

US election 2020: At one Iowa mosque, almost all caucus votes went to Bernie Sanders

Sally Pipes: Coronavirus could break 'Medicare-for-all'

Sally Pipes: Coronavirus could break 'Medicare-for-all'
Excerpt: Canada has experienced this kind of thing firsthand, during the SARS pandemic of 2002-2003. Nearly 375 people contracted SARS in Ontario, 44 of whom died. For context, SARS infected just 27 people in the United States — and killed none. According to the final report of the Canadian government's SARS Commission, 72 percent of Canadians infected with SARS contracted the disease "in a health care setting." Forty-five percent of that group were health care workers. The report laid the blame squarely on Canada's "public health and emergency infrastructures," which "were in a sorry state of decay.” Another government report concurred, saying the Canadian health care system "lacked adequate resources, was professionally impoverished and was generally incapable of fulfilling its mandate." [If these numbers are accurate–and they’re coming from official commissions–then, this is a frightening picture. The last time I was in the ER as a patient (post auto accident), I was seated in a hallway for several hours. That was at the main campus of the UMass University Hospital in Worcester, MA, one of the best facilities in the state. There was no special health concern at the time, it was just a busy evening for them. I added emphasis. Ron P.]

Chinese Intel Officers Indicted for Stealing Personal Data of 145 Million Americans in Equifax Hack

Chinese Intel Officers Indicted for Stealing Personal Data of 145 Million Americans in Equifax Hack

Bloomberg heard in 2015 audio clip defending ‘stop and frisk,’ throwing minority kids against wall: report

Bloomberg heard in 2015 audio clip defending ‘stop and frisk,’ throwing minority kids against wall: report

The abortion-slavery comparison

The abortion-slavery comparison

Democrats working for Trump?

Democrats working for Trump?

              Could we be any more deeply divided in our politics?
The left will never convince me Barack Obama didn’t damage America. We on the right can never persuade Democrats that Donald Trump’s policies are good for our country. I would be a poor choice to present that argument because, like many others, I don‘t like Trump’s blustery style even while I support most of his policies.
There is a message here to unwrap if you can stand thinking outside your comfort zone. My opinion will likely irritate both the left and the right.
While the left voter base and the right voter base are firmly entrenched, actions of the Democrats are, I believe, making Trump more attractive to undecided voters. House Democrat leaders clearly revealed their malicious intent when they planned an impeachment in search of a purpose even before Trump was sworn in. The vile accusations they made during the Impeachment Trial were exaggeration surrounding charges that did not rise to the level of putting America through their desperate process. Long ago, I said the Clinton Impeachment was a mistake for the same reason, an attitude that displeased my fellow conservatives.
Like entitled, spoiled brats, the left-leaning media and Democrats have refused to accept the results of the 2016 election. They continue even now to reject Trump’s election with vicious arguments, blaming the Electoral College portion of the Constitution, investigating Trump relentlessly, refusing to accept their fellow citizens who think differently and subjecting Trump supporters to retribution ranging from ridicule to violence. While investigations digging for dirt on the Trump Administration continue, a double standard excuses clear violations by the Obama Administration and other Democrats, like FBI anti-Trump misdeeds including fraud on the FISA Court.
More recently, House Speaker Democrat Nancy Pelosi says she will not accept the Senate Impeachment Acquittal, promises to continue vigorously digging for charges against Trump, and while the House was applauding at the end of Trump’s State of the Union speech, she made a public and petty display of tearing up the speech he had handed to her. Who needs the Constitution when America has Imperial Nancy to decide for us?
These are acts of spite Democrats have substituted for doing the people’s business as they continue to reject Trump’s election. I believe they are driving voters in the middle into Trump’s arms even when, like me, they don’t like his style. Never mind the Democrats have drifted so far left that Bernie Sanders being called a Socialist no longer even raises an eyebrow. We don’t have to factor in Democrats’ specialty of dividing the citizenry into opposing groups with identity politics and virtue signaling. Forget about endless promises of Nanny government doing everything for us with money they borrow on our tab. Those are good reasons to vote against Democrats, to be sure. Now their leaders seem to specialize in alienation of open-minded voters with nonstop Trump attacks.
So, my thinking is Trump will be re-elected, with the aid of many voters who aren’t voting for Trump so much as voting against Democrats’ unsavory tactics. And of course Democrat antics go a long way to mobilizing our base on the right to turn out the vote for Trump.
Maybe Trump is basking in popularity not of his own making, a popularity that would clearly be stronger if he discovered how to control his own mouth, to contain his street bluster like an adult. And yet I will vote for him as will many others, because we don’t have to like him so long as he is effective on policy.
If you are still with me, let me stretch your discomfort even more. Where do we credit the booming economy? In the 2008 election, a key economic turning point was when it became apparent Barack Obama had a good chance to be elected. Starting then, fearing his anti-business policies, countless business decision makers all over America postponed plans to expand, open new facilities, start new product lines or hire more employees. They put plans on hold to keep their financial powder dry while they waited to see what policies would come from the new administration. Then for eight long Obama years the anti-business climate was worse than they feared while they continued their cautious financial restraint.
After Trump’s election, his actions matched his pro-business rhetoric as he reduced the regulatory burden, cut taxes, pushed an America-First foreign policy and others that set loose pent-up business plans for expansion, releasing a flood of economic growth. Trump gets credit for his policies, but my guess is the more important factor is we now have a President who is neither a Democrat nor anti-business, and confidence finally soared.
My belief is 2016 was a turning point not so much because of Trump in particular, but because anti-business Democrats no longer held the White House. The new President, I would argue, could have been any committed Republican and the results would have been similar. Shoot, Trump isn’t even a real Republican!
Admittedly, Trump has juvenile impulse control and is blind to the wisdom of silence when his opponents are digging themselves deeper in a hole. He would do well to watch old films of Muhammad Ali’s rope-a-dope tactic in the boxing ring, covering up while leaning on the ropes and letting his opponent tire himself punching into Ali’s arms. But could Trump control himself with such restraint? I doubt it.
I’ll vote for Trump anyway. And so will a lot of others who don’t like his style, because they like his policies and they have learned the Democrats’ treachery is far worse than Trump’s blunt style.
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Terry Garlock lives in Peachtree City. tlg.opinion@gmail.com

Jewish Harvard Club member assaulted during pro-Palestinian lecture, lawsuit says

Jewish Harvard Club member assaulted during pro-Palestinian lecture, lawsuit says

Marine veterans criticise Buttigieg for overstating his military experience

Marine veterans criticise Buttigieg for overstating his military experience

Direct commission, no real training, REMF service.... OK, I give him credit for joining and going where sent, but people like him should be a lot more modest about referring to their time in the military. --Del

Dad Ran a Sex Cult Out of Daughter’s Sarah Lawrence Dorm, Feds Say

Dad Ran a Sex Cult Out of Daughter’s Sarah Lawrence Dorm, Feds Say
Excerpt: Ray’s alleged extortion and sex-trafficking scheme was first detailed in a New York magazine exposé last April—which authorities said Tuesday prompted their investigation. While Ray was once a close friend of ex-New York Police Commissioner Bernie Kerik, he played a central role in the top cop’s prosecution and previously acted as an FBI informant. “I haven’t spoken to Larry Ray in over 19 years. I only wish that the FBI and the Justice Department realized what a conman he was prior to making him their superstar witness against me,” Kerik told The Daily Beast after Ray’s arrest. “They were so adamant in destroying me and my family, they ignored his lies, deceit, and inconsistencies. Hopefully, this indictment will be the end of his reign of terror on every friend he has conned, manipulated, or deceived.” A spokesperson for Sarah Lawrence College called the charges “serious, wide-ranging, disturbing, and upsetting.”  [It will be interesting to see if Kerik's legal issues get revisited in light of this connection. Ron P.]

‘The Intelligence Coup of the Century’

‘The Intelligence Coup of the Century’
Excerpt: For more than half a century, governments all over the world trusted a single company to keep the communications of their spies, soldiers and diplomats secret. The company, Crypto AG, got its first break with a contract to build code-making machines for U.S. troops during World War II. Flush with cash, it became a dominant maker of encryption devices for decades, navigating waves of technology from mechanical gears to electronic circuits and, finally, silicon chips and software. The Swiss firm made millions of dollars selling equipment to more than 120 countries well into the 21st century. Its clients included Iran, military juntas in Latin America, nuclear rivals India and Pakistan, and even the Vatican. But what none of its customers ever knew was that Crypto AG was secretly owned by the CIA in a highly classified partnership with West German intelligence. These spy agencies rigged the company’s devices so they could easily break the codes that countries used to send encrypted messages. [WOW! This is a hell of an article. Our government and some others were able to read internal communications from all sorts of different groups for more than 40 years. It explains a lot of mysteries that had seemed insoluble. It’s not a quick read, but it is thorough and in depth. You may start it and come back later to finish–it’s that interesting. Ron P.]

Bernie’s Grudge Against Capitalism Is Rooted In A Baseball Myth About Greed

Bernie’s Grudge Against Capitalism Is Rooted In A Baseball Myth About Greed
Excerpt: For a person who has been largely reluctant to open up about the major influences on his life, what happened to the Dodgers is one thing about which he is always willing to talk. “I don’t want to tell you that was the sole reason that I’ve developed the politics that I’ve developed. But as a kid, I did see in that case about the greed of one particular company. And that impacted me.” Bernie’s account of what happened to the Dodgers reflects a view of that chapter of baseball and New York history that was almost universally held to be true by Brooklynites of his generation. Most would agree with writers Jack Newfield and Pete Hamill, who declared Dodgers owner Walter O’Malley deserved a place on a list of the “worst human beings of the 20th century” along with Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin because he had “killed a generation’s innocence” by absconding with Brooklyn’s team to Los Angeles. But in recent decades, the myth of O’Malley’s greed has been largely exploded. An examination of this story stripped of the old narrative tells us more about how big government and unaccountable bureaucrats can destroy a city than the simple tale of a team owner’s desire for greater wealth that Sanders still believes.