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  • Chicago's county defies Supreme Court(Illinois), preserves unconstitutional gun and ammo ordinance

    11/07/2021 8:37:29 AM PST · by rktman · 26 replies ^ | 11/7/2021 | Jack Davis
    The Illinois county that's home to Chicago is going to make legal gun owners pay for the crimes of illegal gun owners, regardless of what any court might say. Cook County slapped a tax on guns in 2012 and added ammunition to the tax in 2015, according to Fox News. The tax was $25 per gun, with centerfire ammunition taxed at 5 cents per round and rimfire ammo at one cent per round, according to Fox. An Oct. 21 Illinois Supreme Court ruling, written by Justice Mary Jane Theis, found the tax was unconstitutional and a violation of the Second...
  • Afghan invaders overwhelm Northern Virginia hospitals…

    09/09/2021 3:53:35 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 43 replies ^ | September 9, 2021 | Posted by Kane
    The mass arrival of Afghan invaders, many in need of medical care, wreaked havoc on Northern Virginia’s hospital system — prompting a regional emergency response group to assume oversight after one hospital became overwhelmed with patients and federal officials lost track of where some Afghans were hospitalized. Area leaders have been asking the Biden administration to pay for the mounting cost of keeping track of the hospitalized evacuees and for giving them rides back to the Dulles Expo Center — where they have been temporarily housed.
  • Canada defeats USA in womens soccer...sorry, but..AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
  • Poll: Majority Say Racism Against Black People ‘Widespread’ in the U.S.

    07/24/2021 11:32:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 107 replies ^ | 7/24/2021 | Hannah Bleau
    A majority of Americans believe racism against black people is “widespread” in the United States, a Gallup survey released Friday found. The survey showed 64 percent of U.S. adults expressing the belief that racism against black people is widespread across the nation, representing a 13 percent uptick from the 51 percent who said the same in 2009 during the first year of Barack Obama’s presidency. That number has continued to increase in the years following, reaching 60 percent in 2015 and 61 percent in 2016. Eighty-four percent of non-Hispanic black adults say racism against black people is widespread in the...
  • Romantic relationships mitigate effects of trauma on alcohol use among college students

    04/22/2021 6:48:32 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 12 replies ^ | April 22, 2021 | Brian McNeill
    Students who have been exposed to interpersonal trauma—physical assault, sexual assault or unwanted sexual experiences—prior to college are more likely to engage in risky alcohol use. But romantic relationships mitigate these effects of trauma on a student's drinking behavior, according to a new study led by Virginia Commonwealth University researchers.
  • Former FDA Chief Says Social Distancing Mandate ‘Wasn’t Based on Clear Science’

    03/21/2021 7:11:05 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | March 21, 2021 14:30 | Jack Phillips
    Former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said that the six-foot social distancing mandate that was employed across much of the United States and the world to deal with the CCP virus pandemic “wasn’t based on clear science.” “This six-foot distancing requirement has probably been the single costliest mitigation tactic that we’ve employed in response to COVID … and it really wasn’t based on clear science. … We should have re-adjudicated this much earlier,” he said in an interview with CNBC. Amid the relaxation of CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus guidelines—including one from the Centers for Disease Control and...
  • Coronavirus infection leads to immunity that’s comparable to COVID-19 vaccine, researchers find

    02/24/2021 6:37:21 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    LA Times ^ | 02/24/2021
    Among a group of hundreds of thousands of Americans who tested positive for a SARS-CoV-2 infection, the risk of developing a subsequent infection more than three months later was about 90% lower than for people who had not been previously infected and therefore had no immunity to the virus, according to researchers from the National Cancer Institute. For the sake of comparison, when the vaccines made by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna were tested in Phase 3 clinical trials, they reduced the risk of developing COVID-19 by at least 94%. ... “I think we knew this, that immunity [after natural infection] lasts...
  • Rep. Devin Nunes: The Right Needs Alternative Social Media Platforms (DUH)

    02/19/2021 7:39:24 PM PST · by cba123 · 30 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Today | By Charlie McCarthy
    Republicans and conservatives need to build and use alternative social media platforms, according to Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., on Newsmax TV. Big Tech companies such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube have censored right-wing users and content, especially after people questioned the presidential election results, and also following the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. "We're going to have to get back on social media and stay off the Googles, the Fakebooks, and the Twitters," Nunes told host Greg Kelly on Friday's "Greg Kelly Reports." "I think it's happening. I just got my haircut today and everybody there was talking...
  • It’s possible that Trump supporters fell into a trap on January 6

    02/19/2021 3:38:08 AM PST · by george76 · 63 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 19, 2021 | Andrea Widburg
    Pelosi has turned Washington, D.C. into an armed, walled city and is working with the White House to crack down on dissenting views – meaning, any views that run counter to the Democrat party narrative. There’s something weirdly un-American about what we’re seeing now. ... D’Souza points out something we’ve all noticed, which is that, on January 6, many of the people peacefully walked and gawked through the Capitol after having been invited in – and treated respectfully – by the relatively small number of Capitol police officers on duty. If you’ve ever visited the Capitol in the past, you...
  • Why Joe Biden Can’t Restore Unity: The Critical Reason why, Sincere or not, President Biden’s inaugural pledge to unite the country is dead on arrival

    01/21/2021 7:09:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 01/21/2021 | Emily Jashinsky
    Sincere or not, President Biden’s inaugural pledge to unite the country is dead on arrival. I say that not to sow excess cynicism or traffic in media hyperbole, but to underscore the critical reason why.Some observers pointed immediately to Biden’s early actions on policy matters like Israel and abortion as proof his pledge lacked credibility. Indeed, those actions were highly partisan and ill-advised, but they’re also contentious issues on which reasonable people have disagreed for years. Even in 2021, we can still talk about them.Biden, however, will not oversee the restoration of national unity—whatever that actually means—because our culture now...
  • U.S. intel agencies failing to counter threat from China, says House Intelligence Committee report

    10/01/2020 11:17:31 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 9 replies ^ | Sept. 30, 2020, | Ken Dilanian
    WASHINGTON — After two decades of prioritizing counterterrorism, U.S. intelligence agencies are failing to sufficiently understand and counter the national security threat posed by China, the House Intelligence Committee concludes in a new report issued Wednesday. The report, based on hundreds of hours of interviews with intelligence officers and thousands of analytic assessments, finds that the intelligence community must change how it does business — not only to improve its insights into China, but also to better address "the growing importance of interlocking non-military transnational threats, such as global health, economic security, and climate change." The report recommends that spy...
  • Senate Democrats Torpedo Coronavirus Relief Package

    09/10/2020 11:19:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 47 replies ^ | 9/10/2020(1335 edt) | Reagan McCarthy
    After Senate Republicans crafted a targeted, $300 billion COVID relief package, Democrats blocked the legislation, yet again. In need of 60 votes to avoid filibuster and begin discussion, no Democrats joined Leader McConnell’s effort to deliver additional relief to the American people. After refusing to come to the negotiating table for the majority of the summer, Democratic leadership failed to articulate what line-items in Leader McConnell’s legislation with which they took issue, but blocked the stimulus package anyway, at the expense of the American people. Leader McConnell challenged his Democratic colleagues to voice their oppositions, rather than blindly blocking the...
  • CDC: Face Masks With Valves Or Vents Don’t Prevent Spread Of COVID

    08/15/2020 5:07:59 AM PDT · by Libloather · 71 replies
    Scary Mommy via Yahoo ^ | 8/14/20 | Christina Marfice
    By this point, it’s pretty clear that one of the best things we can do to protect ourselves and others from the coronavirus is wearing face masks whenever we’re out in public. But it’s important to remember that this disease is still new, and scientists are still learning about it. And now, the CDC has updated its face mask recommendations, warning people that masks that have built in valves or vents aren’t actually effective in helping slow the spread of the virus. One extremely popular model of mask that has a built-in valve is made by 3M. Its high-tech appearance...
  • Marijuana use during pregnancy linked to autism in babies, study says

    08/10/2020 3:36:13 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 41 replies
    cnn ^ | August 10, 2020 | By Sandee LaMotte, CNN
    what they call the largest study ever done, researchers found using marijuana while pregnant may increase the risk that a child will develop autism. "Women who used cannabis during pregnancy were 1.5 times more likely to have a child with autism," said study author Dr. Darine El-Chaâr, a maternal fetal medicine specialist and clinical investigator at Ottawa Hospital Research Institute in Canada. These are not reassuring findings. We highly discourage use of cannabis during pregnancy and breastfeeding," she said. Past studies have shown the use of marijuana during pregnancy is linked to low birth weight, impulsivity, hyperactivity, attention issues and...
  • I can't find Tucker Carlson (Big Tech Censorship?)

    07/28/2020 11:18:56 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 30 replies
    Vanity ^ | 7/29/2020 | Oshkalaboomboom
    I live in Spain, which is 6 hours ahead of EST, so I don't get to watch the Fox News prime time lineup. Tucker Carlson, for example, doesn't come on until 2am and I'm long asleep by then. My workaround is to watch it the next morning by searching for the video on Youtube then saving it to my hard drive with a video downloader so I can watch it when I have the time. I've always been able to find his show until today, the day after Tucker criticized Big Tech on Twitter. By using Youtube filters you can...
  • Ron Johnson says U.S. “overreacted” to the COVID-19 pandemic

    07/10/2020 11:39:00 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 21 replies
    NBC 15 ^ | July 10, 2020 | Jason Danbeck
    MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Sen. Ron Johnson (R - WI) says that the United States has “overacted” in its response to the COVID-10 pandemic, the D.C.-based news website Axios reports. “[I]n hindsight, I think we overreacted. We closed too much of our economy down, and I don’t think we focused enough on what we needed to do: isolate the sick, quarantine them, protect the vulnerable,” Sen. Johnson told Axios’ Mike Allen during a small business recovery event on July 1.
  • Donald Trump: Coronavirus Exposed Dangers of Supply Chains Dependent on China

    04/19/2020 5:43:19 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Apr 2020 | Charlie Spiering
    President Donald Trump said Saturday the biggest lesson of the coronavirus crisis was that the United States should not rely on China for their supply chains. “We’ve learned a lot about supply chains,” Trump said. “We’ve learned that it’s nice to make things in the U.S., I’ve been saying that for a long time.” The president discussed the issue during the White House press briefing, recalling he ran for president on the dangers of America’s dependence on bad trade deals and foreign countries while gutting our country’s industries. “If one thing comes out of this more than anything else is...
  • Was the "Battle of the Sexes" a Racket? (Billie Jean King, Bobby Riggs)

    04/10/2020 6:48:32 AM PDT · by Libloather · 60 replies
    ESPN ^ | 3/26/20 | Don Van Natta Jr.
    The "Battle of the Sexes" tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs is one of the most iconic moments in American sports history. Set against the backdrop of the women's liberation movement, King's 1973 victory over Riggs transcended sports. But a news tip from an unexpected source, 40 years later, sent ESPN's Don Van Natta Jr. down a path that led him to investigate whether the match was rigged. Van Natta details his reporting on the lead-up to The Battle of the Sexes, and how Riggs' own agenda may have impacted the historic outcome. Play.
  • Is Zero Hedge a Russian Trojan Horse?

    03/10/2020 11:53:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    The New Republic ^ | March 9, 2020 | SETH HETTENA
    The father of the founder of the conspiratorial site filed a criminal complaint against me in Bulgaria. Then things got weird.About a week before Christmas, I received a most unwelcome email. A criminal complaint had been filed against me in Bulgaria, a country I have never visited and with which I had no personal connection. I stood accused of defamation; attempted censorship; illegally spreading personal, family, and business information; and insulting the memory of someone’s parents and grandparents. MOST POPULAR The Democrats’ Cult of Pragmatism Joe Biden’s Sketchy Climate Record What Happened to Jordan Peterson? What If Biden Is Simply...
  • As stocks dive and coronavirus spreads, Trump compares COVID-19 to common flu

    03/09/2020 1:24:01 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 93 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | March 9, 2020 | By Libby Cathey
    As global markets continue to tank, with Wall Street trading halted after the Dow Jones Industrial Average dove more than 2000 points, and as at least 34 U.S. states and the District of Columbia reporting infections of the novel coronavirus President Donald Trump on Monday doubled down on downplaying the crisis, blaming the news media and the Democratic Party for hyping the outbreak and repeating the risk is still "low to the average American." "The Fake News Media and their partner, the Democrat Party, is doing everything within its semi-considerable power (it used to be greater!) to inflame the CoronaVirus...