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  • Is this the most important American presidential election for freedom since 1964? How highly does POTUS 45 rank among the icons of American freedom?

    08/07/2020 3:32:25 PM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 25 replies ^ | 8th August, 2020, Australian time | Ozguy1945
    Freedom is amazing because, unless you are God, it is impossible to know exactly what it is and where it will take you. (See the micro-movie in the link for how this has happened to me today: from street art to Whitman to Virgil to God knows what next.) Is this the most important American presidential election for freedom since 1964? Nobody knew then that the presidential careers of two two-term presidents (Nixon - debatable as a two-termer? - and Reagan) would have a re-beginning in Nixon's case and a beginning in Reagan's case. As I see it, this happened...
  • Smoking or vaping cannabis could cause strokes, heart attacks

    08/05/2020 1:13:43 PM PDT · by Mariner · 92 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | Auguest 5th, 2020 | By Nicole Lyn Pesce
    The American Heart Association is warning that marijuana use shows “substantial risks” and “no benefit” in cardiovascular health, and its deputy chief science and medical officer is recommending that people “not smoke or vape any substance, including cannabis products, because of the potential harm to the heart, lungs and blood vessels.” Marijuana contains the psychoactive chemical THC (which gives users the “high”), as well as more than 100 compounds (cannabinoids, such as the popular cannabidiol, or CBD ) chemically related to THC that are still not entirely understood. Studies suggest that they inhibit some enzymes in the body that can...
  • Prohibition Vs Freedom: Does The Modern World Need To Swing Back To Temperance?

    08/06/2020 12:38:42 PM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 35 replies
    I believe Douglas MacArthur got it right when he described the nature of freedom in the place of his birth The Wild West of America: “……. nowhere else has there been the savage turbulence, the striking vitality and the raucous glamour of the struggle for law and order in the American West.” Only a few decades later the nation swung the opposite way with the bold experiment of Prohibition. Why did that policy fail? What was good about it? For all my life abstaining from alcohol has been my personal choice. But now, at the age of 63, an old...
  • From an Albanian: Outsiders Like Me Know America Is The Greatest Country In The World

    07/28/2020 10:03:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 07/28/2020 | Nikola Kedhi
    America is much more than a country. It is much more than a land or a group of people that came together to form a nation. Ultimately, the United States is a symbol. It is the worldÂ’s fullest and greatest embodiment of capitalism, democracy, and freedom. It is the land of the free, the home of the brave, a source of hope, and a defender of justice.Many may not understand the significance of America as an ideal. Some in the United States and Europe have lived comfortably for decades, never been invaded, never lost their land or property, nor...
  • Joe Rogan is leaving Los Angeles and moving to Texas because there's more freedom there

    07/24/2020 10:00:33 PM PDT · by RandFan · 46 replies
    The Blaze ^ | July 24 | CARLOS GARCIA
    Joe Rogan, host of one of the most popular podcasts on the planet, said that he decided to move from Los Angeles, California, to Texas because he wanted "a little bit more freedom." Rogen explained further the decisions behind his move during his podcast conversation with guest Joe De Sena, the CEO and founder of Spartan and the Death Race. "I'm outta here," said Rogan when De Sana asked him about moving. "I'm gonna go to Texas." "I just want to go somewhere in the center of the country, somewhere it's easier to travel to both places, and somewhere where...
  • California's Ban on 'In-Home Bible Studies' Sparks Lawsuit by Church

    07/22/2020 7:16:24 PM PDT · by paladinkc · 62 replies
    Christian headlines ^ | Michael Foust
    California's Ban on 'In-Home Bible Studies' Sparks Lawsuit by Church. At issue are prohibitions by Gov. Gavin Newsom and state officials on “in-person religious gatherings” in 30 counties, as well as bans on corporate singing statewide.
  • A micro-movie about masks.

    07/22/2020 8:08:23 AM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 5 replies ^ | 22 July 2020 | Ozguy1945
    Masks are good for concealing a human being. If you live in a drain then masks are what you need. They do give protection and they also hide fear. They are now mandatory in the state of Victoria in Australia. The state premier Daniel Andrews, also known as Dictator Dan, now has 1,000 defence force personnel to help police the people of Victoria. He banned golf and fishing very early in the pandemic but let 10,00 people crowd the streets for a BLM protest. If the police arrest you for sitting in a park its a $1,600 fine. Freedom -...
  • Study shows Christianity was key to the founding of America and benefited their society

    07/20/2020 11:36:17 AM PDT · by Teleios Research · 4 replies
    Teleios ^ | Teleios
    Teleios evaluated societal measures that might have influenced wellbeing in religious groups who immigrated for greater religious freedom from Europe to the British colonies. We found that the colonists developed societies that offered enhanced educational, governmental, religious and economic freedom. These great freedoms may have been related to biblically based concepts of the importance of the individual as well as the government’s responsibility to God and to create an orderly environment. In summary, when Christian groups seeking freedom of worship immigrated from Europe to the American colonies, they gained greater religious, economic, governmental and educational freedom and provided a better...
  • A Warning to America

    07/19/2020 12:26:35 PM PDT · by delta7 · 31 replies
    Martin Armstrong blog ^ | 19 July 2020 | Armstrong
    A warning from Yugoslavia- don't do what we did
  • What is Capital?

    07/19/2020 6:58:48 AM PDT · by Tippecanoe · 13 replies
    Book: Voice of America ^ | 1925 | G W Cartwright
    'Capital is what men and women have saved. It is “what was left over from yesterday.” The man who has saved a dollar is a capitalist. If he has saved two dollars, he is a greater capitalist. If he has saved enough to give employment and opportunity to other men, he is a captain of industry. Most of the enterprises that require large capital investment are made possible by combining the savings of thousands of small investors. There are over three million investors in the stocks and bonds of electric light and power companies in this country alone. Our great...
  • Deplatformed: How Big Tech Companies & Corporate America Subvert the Second Amendment

    07/16/2020 12:26:30 AM PDT · by ammodotcom · 10 replies ^ | Sam Jacobs
    One can be in favor of the free market while recognizing a simple truth: There is no way that America’s Founding Fathers would have sat on their hands while five corporations dominated American discourse and commerce. It is hard to imagine, for example, the Founders suffering a single private bank processing most of the payments in the United States and refusing to do business with gun merchants. Alternately, one can scarcely imagine that the Founders would have sat still for three companies – all of them hostile toward American values and the Constitution – dominating political discourse and deplatforming anyone...
  • Conservatives rally around Goya amid calls for boycott over CEO's pro-Trump remarks

    07/12/2020 7:23:33 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 35 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 7/11/2020 | Sam Dorman
    A number of prominent conservatives have offered their support for Goya Foods as it faces mass calls for boycott over its CEO's decision to praise President Trump. On Friday, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, tweeted: "Goya is a staple of Cuban food. My grandparents ate Goya black beans twice a day for nearly 90 years. And now the Left is trying to cancel Hispanic culture and silence free speech. #BuyGoya" President Trump similarly tweeted "I LOVE @GoyaFoods!" amid the backlash. Figures such as former model Chrissie Teigen had advanced the boycott as a way to retaliate against CEO Robert Unanue, who...
  • The great advantages of a Christian society

    07/10/2020 6:11:28 AM PDT · by Teleios Research
    Teleios ^ | Teleios
    Teleios conducted a survey in primarily millennials regarding the benefits of Christian society. There were 565 responses (67% < 35 years, 60% United States). Participants noted the advantages of living in a Christian society was that it provided a stronger moral (82%) and ethical base (71%) and a greater amount of love among people (75%). In contrast, the advantages of a Christian society to government were keeping societal order (60%), maintaining individual rights (56%) and reducing corruption (54%). Summary, living in a Christian society provides many advantages to the country’s population and government in keeping a strong moral and ethical...
  • Ringing of the Liberty Bell (to call the citizens to hear the reading of the Declaration of Independence)

    07/09/2020 8:55:52 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 1 replies
    American Minute ^ | July 8, 2020 | Bill Federer
    The Pennsylvania Assembly ordered it to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Quaker leader William Penn founding the Colony in 1701 and writing the Charter of Privileges. Quakers were the first and strongest voices to end slavery.  In 1751, Pennsylvania's Assembly declared a "Year of Jubilee" and commissioned the bell to be put in the Philadelphia State House. Speaker Isaac Norris read the Leviticus chapter 25 verse 10: "And ye shall make hallow the fiftieth year, and PROCLAIM LIBERTY THROUGHOUT ALL THE LAND unto all the inhabitants thereof; it shall be a jubilee." "Jubilee" in the Israelite calendar was, after...

    07/08/2020 7:27:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    The First Amendment protects the right of religious institutions “to decide for themselves, free from state interference, matters of church government as well as those of faith and doctrine.” Kedroff v. Saint Nicholas Cathedral of Russian Orthodox Church in North America, 344 U. S. 94, 116. Applying this principle, this Court held in HosannaTabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. EEOC, 565 U. S. 171, that the First Amendment barred a court from entertaining an employment discrimination claim brought by an elementary school teacher, Cheryl Perich, against the religious school where she taught. Adopting the so-called “ministerial exception” to laws...

    07/08/2020 7:25:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Supreme Court of the US ^ | July 8, 2020 | Staff
    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) requires covered employers to provide women with “preventive care and screenings” without “any cost sharing requirements,” and relies on Preventive Care Guidelines (Guidelines) “supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration” (HRSA) to determine what “preventive care and screenings” includes. 42 U. S. C. §300gg–13(a)(4). Those Guidelines mandate that health plans provide coverage for all Food and Drug Administration approved contraceptive methods. When the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and the Treasury (Departments) incorporated the Guidelines, they also gave HRSA the discretion to exempt religious employers, such as...
  • One nation under God and guns Exclusive: Chuck Norris explains founders' one-two punch at the top of the Bill of Rights

    07/07/2020 7:20:07 AM PDT · by rktman ^ | 7/6/2020 | Chuck Norris
    On Friday, I watched Tucker Carlson talk about how many politicians are drunk on power in responding to this COVID-19 pandemic, a concern Tucker has repeatedly addressed. The first words of the First Amendment read: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech …" What is unclear about the words, "shall make no law … prohibiting the free exercise thereof" of one's religion? And then there's the Second Amendment. Its 27 words are clear and concise, needing no further commentary or regulation: "A well-regulated militia being...
  • The original black American patriots

    07/06/2020 8:31:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies ^ | 7/6/2020 | Fritz Pettyjohn
    The small force of American soldiers who marched south with Washington 239 years ago had very few veterans left from the armies of 1775 to 1780. These original Continentals had served their terms of enlistment and had returned to their farms and families. Washington took anyone who would serve, and hundreds of free blacks joined the cause, eager for gainful employment. Of the 2500-strong force who arrived with Washington at Yorktown, as many as 20% were free blacks. They had an inherent genetic advantage over the Europeans. Because their ancestors came from sub-Saharan Africa, they were naturally resistant to malaria,...
  • A History Of Enslavement And The Land Of The Free

    07/06/2020 8:07:02 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 5 replies
    Banned Video ^ | 07/06/20 | Greg Reese
    Why the American Revolution gave birth to the greatest form of government in all of recorded history  
  • Treat COVID As The Local Crisis It Is

    07/06/2020 4:58:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | July 6, 2020 | Lawrence Meyers
    If there was ever an argument against one-size-fits-all government policy, it’s the COVID crisis. I’m going to inundate readers with data, but stick with me because the data is what tells us that there is no reason to keep the country shut down.Dying from COVID-19 is highly dependent on where one lives, and co-morbidity factors such as advanced age, poor respiratory health, and obesity. There are 2.78 million cases, or about 0.9 percent of the country’s entire population.The CDC reports 112,226 deaths from COVID-19 (4 percent mortality), of which 80 percent were age 65 or older. That translates to a...