Sunday, May 22, 2022

along for the pride

 New Rule: Along for the Pride | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

Thursday, May 19, 2022

free book

 Download this book by Dr. Thomas Sowell

https://www.hoover.org/sites/default/files/uploads/documents/Sowell_TrickleDown_FINAL.pdf

Corrupt BLM

 Corrupt BLM Co-Founder Paid Close Friends and Family MILLIONS

The Cycles of Revolutions in Our Midst by Victor Davis Hanson

 The Cycles of Revolutions in Our Midst by Victor Davis Hanson

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Murders

 US records largest annual increase in murders in six decades

Every murder is a "hate crime" to the victim's family.
Except: Stark racial disparities in who is most at risk of being murdered continued into 2020: Black Americans, who make up about 14% of the population, represented more than half of the 2020 victims whose race was known. But the number of murders also increased sharply across racial groups. Compared with 2019, the number of white males murdered rose 27%, while the number of Black males murdered rose 31%, according to data on the victims whose race was recorded. Of the nearly 5,000 additional murder victims in 2020, at least 1,200 were white, while at least 2,400 were Black.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

California Shooter

 California Church Shooter Was a Chinese Immigrant Motivated by Hate for Taiwanese

Sunday, May 15, 2022

The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin by H. W. Brands

 

Book Recommendation

 

The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin by H. W. Brands

https://smile.amazon.com/First-American-Times-Benjamin-Franklin/dp/0385495404/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2JPBA9URZDBDJ&keywords=the+first+american+h.w.+brands&qid=1652630953&s=books&sprefix=The+First+American%2Cstripbooks%2C108&sr=1-1

You would have to be particularly ignorant not to know of Ben Franklin, but how much do you know? At over 700 pages, this well-researched and well-written biography will fill in all the gaps. Franklin was an in venter (bifocals, the lighting rod, the franklin stove), an international-famous polymath, a diplomat who had much to do with the establishment of the united States, a political leader, a member of the Constitutional convention, organized of militia companies and firefighting units, builder of forts on the frontier, and of course a printer, published, and prolific writer. The only person I can think of today of his intellectual statue is Thomas Sowell, PhD. This book will also educate you in many aspects of early American history. I highly recommend it.

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Saturday, May 14, 2022

Democrat County Supervisor Indicted on 82 Count of Voter Fraud!

 Democrat County Supervisor Indicted on 82 Count of Voter Fraud!

Adkins speaks out about 82 felony charges against him
(Had a bad link on the first story.)

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Harvard

 Harvard president refuses to condemn string of anti-Semitic incidents on campus

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Random Thoughts for May, 2022

 

Random Thoughts for May, 2022

Robert A. Hall

Feel free to post or forward.

 

Health Update: Lots of little things going on at the VA. Seems to me I may need a left hip replacement. Sigh. FEV numbers were down, but bounced back when I stopped using the wedge pillow. I suspect the wedge pillow they gave me was causing sinus draining into my lung. Got my second COVID booster. Web tells me I died a month ago because of that. Have a sleep study on 5/13 & I am doing a routine to improve my swallowing (which seemed fine to me!)

 

Working on a new book to be called “Words to Live By: Quotes for the Conservative Heart”

 

If you want respect, be respectful. –George S.

 

If the US goes down, it will be because it supped from the poisoned challis of progressivism

 

A true leader is calm in crisis. (So, alas, is someone with no idea what’s going on!)

 

When things feel overwhelming, remember: One thought at a time, one task at a time, one day at a time. -- From the net

 

A damn wet (and snowy) spring.

 

American Literacy:

1. According to the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES), 21 percent of adults in the United States (about 43 million) fall into the illiterate/functionally illiterate category. Apr 29, 2020

 

2. The average American is considered to have a readability level equivalent to a 7th/8th grader (12 to 14 years old). This level is actively used as a benchmark for written guidelines in the medical industry. Mar 22, 2017

 

3. The share of Americans who report not reading any books in the past 12 months has fluctuated over the years the (Pew Research) Center has studied it. The 23% of adults who currently say they have not read any books (not even a junk novel) in the past year is identical to the share who said this in 2014. (This is scary. I read 4-5 books a month. And we wonder at the political mess we are in. ~Bob)

 

Neither a fortress nor a maidenhead will hold out long if they begin to parlay. ~ Ben Franklin

 

“The best thing about the Good Old Days was that I wasn’t good and I wasn’t old.” –Tee shirt

 

“The rights of man come not from the generosity of the state, but from the hand of God.”  -JFK

 

The US doesn’t have a revenue problem, it has a spending problem. Like my family.

 

“When there are men who lack honor, there are always others who have within themselves the honor of many men.” -Jose Marti

 

The left is always propping up authoritarian theocracies they wouldn’t want to live under themselves.

 

When they say, “Build Back Better,” I still hear, “Stand and Deliver!”

 

If it wasn’t for people wanting to get money out of us, we wouldn’t get any mail at all.

 

If you voted for Biden, you’re not a victim, you’re an accomplice.

 

Woke culture will make “Gender Reveal” parties obsolete.

 

You may not like big business, but if it wasn’t for their potential to produce arms in the 1940s, you’d be speaking German or Japanese.

 

I got a call from “Spam Risk” today. I was afraid they’d forgotten me. Of course, “Lisa” calls every day to talk about Medicare coverage. She better hope I never find her.

 

Leadership is not what you say. It’s what you do. –Winsome Earle-Sears, VA. Lt. Governor, Marine Vet.

 

I hope Musk goes on to buy Facebook.

 

Where is Guy Fawkes now that we need him?

 

“Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freedom of speech” –Ben Franklin at 16, writing under the pen name Silence Dogood.

 

“All citizens undoubtedly in all respects should be equal.” President U.S. Grant speaking to a black delegation from Philadelphia.

 

There have been few wars where all participants didn’t think God was on their side.

 

Force shits on reason’s back. ~ Ben Franklin

 

If the COVID Vaccine is controversial, so was smallpox inoculation in the 18th century.

 

Try as they will, they cannot repeal the law of supply and demand.  

 

“If you would keep your secret from an enemy, don’t tell a friend.” ~ Ben Franklin

 

The solution in the Ukraine? Just declare it a nuclear-free zone.

 

The road behind me gets longer every day. The road ahead shorter.

 

Get the collection! My “Random Thoughts” from 2009 through July, 2013 are collected in this book: The Old Jarhead's Journal: Random Thoughts on Life, Liberty, and Leadership by Robert A. Hall

http://www.amazon.com/Old-Jarheads-Journal-Thoughts-Leadership/dp/1490500162/ref=sr_1_1?s=booksandie=UTF8andqid=1373907206andsr=1-1andkeywords=Old+Jarhead%27s+Journal

The Old Jarhead’s Journal is a collection of Random Thoughts on politics and life and Conservative Political Essays, mostly published on the author’s blog, including the essay “I’m Tired” which went viral on the Internet in 2009, “The Hall Platform,” “This I Believe,” and “Why I’m a Republican.” While they will be of interest to conservative thinkers, they are collected here in book form as a service to readers who wish to give a copy to favorite liberals and watch their heads explode. All royalties are donated to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.

 

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Robert A. Hall is a Marine Vietnam Veteran who served five terms in the Massachusetts State Senate. He is the author of The Coming Collapse of the American Republic. http://www.amazon.com/Coming-Collapse-American-Republic-prevent/dp/1461122538/ref=sr_1_5?s=booksandie=UTF8andqid=1304815980andsr=1-5 For a free PDF of Collapse, e-mail him at tartanmarine(at)gmail.com. Hall’s twelve books are listed here: http://tartanmarine.blogspot.com/2010/07/new-book-published.html. His blog of political news and conservative comment is www.tartanmarine.blogspot.com. He currently volunteers as a writer-editor in the My Life, My Story program as the Madison VA hospital, interviewing vets and writing up their life histories.

 

 

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Electric Vehicles

 TYPICAL ELECTRIC VEHICLE BATTERY:

25 pounds of lithium, 60 pounds of nickel, 44 pounds of manganese, 30 pounds cobalt, 200 pounds of copper, and 400 pounds of aluminum, steel, and plastic.

All but the plastic must be mined and the plastic is processed from fossil fuels.

No car is powered by batteries. That's a blatant and purposeful lie. The batteries are just containers for the real fuel which is electricity. It's like saying your car is run by gas cans. No, gas cans are just containers for the real fuel.

Electricity is produced primarily by coal, uranium, natural gas-powered plants, or diesel-fueled generators. So, to say an electric powered vehicle ("EV") is a zero-emission vehicle is a blatant and purposeful lie. Since 40% of the electricity generated in the U.S. is from coal-fired plants, it follows that 40% of every EV is powered by coal. These are coal-burning vehicles, and uranium powered vehicles, etc.

But that doesn't mean that the batteries are neutral to the environment. No, they're also nasty to the environment. Dry-cell species use zinc, manganese, lithium, silver oxide, or zinc and carbon to store electricity chemically. Rechargeable batteries only differ in their internal materials, usually lithium-ion, nickel-metal oxide, and nickel-cadmium. They all contain toxic, heavy metals.

The United States uses three billion batteries a year, and most end up in landfills where their shells break down and they leak their toxic contents. The metals inside eventually ooze out. The crud in your ruined flashlight is toxic, and so is the ooze that will inevitably leak from every battery in a landfill. All batteries, even rechargeable ones when they eventually die, rupture and leak their toxic heavy metals into the environment.

A typical EV battery contains 25 pounds of lithium, 60 pounds of nickel, 44 pounds of manganese, 30 pounds cobalt, 200 pounds of copper, and 400 pounds of aluminum, steel, and plastic. All those components come from mining. For instance, to manufacture an EV auto battery FOR JUST ONE CAR, you must process 25,000 pounds of brine for the lithium, 30,000 pounds of ore for the cobalt, 5,000 pounds of ore for the nickel, and 25,000 pounds of ore for copper. All told, you dig up 500,000 pounds of the earth's crust for just - one - battery. But since it's done out of sight, we pretend it's not happening.

Sixty-eight percent of the world's cobalt, a significant part of a battery, comes from the Congo. Their mines have no pollution controls. They are environmentally hazardous pits which employ children who die from handling this toxic material. This is also done out of sight, so we pretend it's not happening. Environmentalists refuse to factor in these diseased and dying kids as part of the cost of driving an electric car. Each new EV should come with a photograph of an African child who died making its "clean" batteries.

Only a blind fool would believe that EVs are environmentally clean. The destruction to the environment is right there for all to see, but some people prefer to lie to themselves and to others to make themselves feel good about themselves. It's virtue signaling, but without the virtue. We don't have to accept their lies. EVs are environmentally dirty vehicles which are significantly destructive to the environment. They certainly are not the "green" vehicles they pretend to be.

New Rule: The College Scam | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

 

New Rule: The College Scam | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

CRT

 Everyone’s a Critic, and It’s Time to Read the Books

A respect for ‘primary’ sources would enable well-informed citizens to counter ‘idle talk.’ By Allen Porter

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Offshore Headwinds by Jonathan Lesser

 Offshore Headwinds by Jonathan Lesser

Biden’s 18th-century solution to a 21st-century energy problem

National Review Articles

 Lincoln did it better by Diana Schaub

US Grant fighting racism

 Our shelter in the storms by Allen C. Guelzo

US Grant fighting racism

https://www.nationalreview.com/magazine/2022/05/02/ulysses-s-grant-forgotten-republican/

New Rule: American Kleptocracy | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

 New Rule: American Kleptocracy | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhhoQbzupug


Our Spanish Civil War?

 Our Spanish Civil War?

Deep and brutal strife in 1930s Spain was a prelude to the barbarity of World War II. Now with the war in Ukraine, we’re reminded that the veneer of civilization is very thin. By VICTOR DAVIS HANSON

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

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