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  • The Great Temptation and Why it Will Fail

    01/17/2021 9:50:52 AM PST · by gspurlock · 5 replies
    my blog: Backyard Fence ^ | 1/17/21 | GSpurlock
    Europeans and liberals of all stripes believe there is proof that the “soft socialism” of Europe works and that the USA should follow its lead. Is the temptation of government candy in the form of free health care, free education, guaranteed good-paying jobs, free/cheap housing, etc. really a free lunch? Or, is it bait for a trap? What they do not see or grasp is that both Europe and China have been subsidized by American taxpayers for decades. If they succeed in conquering the free enterprise system in the U.S., the subsidies will disappear. Following are some of the ways...
  • With unilateral censorship of a sitting US president, Big Tech has proven it’s more powerful than any government

    01/11/2021 4:26:48 PM PST · by Grandpa Drudge · 21 replies
    Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity ^ | Saturday January 9, 2021 | Helen Buyniski
    Big Tech’s moves to muscle President Donald Trump off social media have been heralded by some as victory. But a corporate-run state with politicians serving as mere figureheads amounts to the very fascism they claim to oppose. The smug, palpable air of "mission accomplished" emanating from Facebook, Twitter and Google in the weeks after the media called November’s election for Democrat Joe Biden has been hard to ignore. Thanks to an iron grip on the political narrative and the heavy-handed suppression of any influential dissenting voices, these insanely wealthy companies and their partners in the media establishment have managed to...
  • Pakistan Hit By Nationwide Power Blackout

    01/09/2021 9:04:35 PM PST · by conservativepoet · 65 replies
    IBT ^ | 1/9/2021 | AFP News
    Pakistan Hit By Nationwide Power Blackout
  • For leftists, it’s not about the money

    01/05/2021 4:41:13 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5 Jan, 2021 | Cam Brown
    Because leftists obsess about wealth, conservatives often miss that modern leftists have bigger goals than mere money. In many ways, the Tony Blair administration helps reveal an important point about how leftists ultimately operate. Blair was very clever to adopt many of the right-wing economic policies of Thatcher, realizing that economics wasn't the major issue; transforming the people and culture was pivotal. Although leftists are more than happy to carry on with very similar economic policies, their long-term objectives are more in line with something akin to Antonio Gramsci as well as the Frankfurt School’s vision of cultural transformation. Indeed,...
  • Only Money and Power Matter to Black Lives Matter (And They Call President Trump a Racist!!!)

    12/17/2020 4:29:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17, 2020 | Derek Hunter
    Racism is cool again, thanks to Democrats. The political party that brought you slavery, Jim Crow, segregation, lynchings, the KKK, and everything else associated with what a group like Black Lives Matter raises billions of dollars claiming to oppose never swayed from their main objective of dividing Americans so they can conquer. So why would a group like BLM work so hard to perpetuate a slavish loyalty to the political party overseeing the slaughter of thousands of black people every year and the destruction of the black community? Because it’s not really about race, it’s about money and power. Since...
  • TWO WITCHES from the Soros/Obama Administration

    12/01/2020 11:14:57 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 27 replies
    TWO WITCHES from the Soros/Obama administrationJEN PSAKI and SAMANTHA POWER
  • L.A. County health officials announce 3-week stay-at-home order banning most gatherings set to take effect on Monday

    11/27/2020 6:21:56 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 45 replies
    ktla ^ | 11/27/2020 | Nisha Gutierrez-Jaime, Gene Kang
    The temporary order will be in place for three weeks through Dec. 20 and will allow essential and emergency workers, and those securing or providing essential and permitted services, to leave their homes, the county said in a news release. On Nov. 17, Los Angeles County established thresholds for additional actions if the five-day average of cases reach 4,500 or more or hospitalizations are more than 2,000 per day. Currently, the five-day average of new coronavirus cases is 4,751. On Friday health officials reported 24 new COVID-19 deaths and 4,544 new cases. Health officials said because cases remain at “alarming...
  • DeSantis Won’t Mandate COVID-19 Vaccine, GOP Lawmaker Fears Next Governor Might

    11/27/2020 3:54:13 PM PST · by rarestia · 9 replies
    Spectrum BayNews9 ^ | 4:45 PM ET Nov. 27, 2020 | Mitch Perry
    FLORIDA — Gov. Ron DeSantis announced last week that while vaccines for COVID-19 are coming soon, he won’t require anyone to get vaccinated if they don’t want to. But a GOP state lawmaker said that state law, as currently written, could allow him or any other governor to mandate vaccinations, and he will file legislation in the coming days to repeal that law. “Right now in Florida, under the public health emergency statute chapter 381, they can literally take you, test you, quarantine you, but also force you to take a vaccine. They can restrain you and force you to...
  • An Illegitimate Election Plunges the Republic into a Crisis

    11/27/2020 9:32:18 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 66 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | Nov 27, 2020 | Daniel Greenfield
    However the presidential election turns out, one thing is clear, half the country will believe that the man officially sitting in the White House is an illegitimate pretender. And that’s the way it’s been throughout this century. The crisis of presidential legitimacy really kicked into gear in 2000. Before that people might hate the president, but the opposing political party wouldn’t insist on his illegitimacy. Afterward every president has been treated as an illegitimate criminal to be opposed and driven out. Twenty years later, the Democrat strategy of presidential illegitimacy has brought the country to the brink of civil war....
  • Edison Cuts Off Power to 8,000 Homes in Southern California on Thanksgiving – 100,000 More at Risk For Shutoffs

    11/27/2020 5:12:34 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 97 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 27 Nov 20 | Cristina Laila
    On Wednesday Edison International threatened to cut off power to homes in Southern California as a preventative measure against dry conditions and high winds. Edison said they would cut off power to Southern California homes and businesses on Thanksgiving to ‘prevent fires.’ The utility company followed through and cut off power to more than 8,000 homes in LA, Orange, Kern, Ventura and San Bernardino counties on Thanksgiving evening. 100,000 more homes are at risk for shutoffs depending on weather conditions as meteorologists warn of strong Santa Ana winds. Yahoo News reported: More than 8,000 Southern California Edison customers were without...
  • Bypassing McConnell: Democrats push Biden to aggressively use executive power

    11/22/2020 4:55:26 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    NBC "News" / Comcast ^ | November 21, 2020 | By Sahil Kapur
    WASHINGTON - Democratic senators are calling on President-elect Joe Biden to use executive power to advance goals such as tackling climate change, relieving student debt and creating a more progressive immigration system. The calls from senators reflect a recognition that Democratic lawmakers may not be able to pass a transformative legislative agenda after under-performing in congressional races. And unless Democrats win two Georgia Senate runoffs on Jan. 5, Biden will be the first president since 1989 to enter office without his party controlling both chambers of Congress. "The president-elect, beginning on January 20, should act as aggressively as possible to...
  • Obama Compares Trump to Dictator — ‘There Has Been a Sense’ He Would ‘Do Anything to Stay in Power’

    11/16/2020 12:12:41 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/16/2020 | Trent Baker
    In a sit-down interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes,” which aired on Sunday, former President Barack Obama took a shot at President Donald Trump by comparing him to a dictator. Obama suggested there has been a “sense” during Trump’s presidency that he would “do anything to stay in power,” including killing people and suppressing journalists. He added that Joe Biden, who has been declared the 2020 presidential victor by the media, needs to signal to the world that is no longer the case.
  • No, it's not unity: Democrats are obsessed with power

    11/12/2020 4:26:05 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12 Nov, 2020 | Jack Hellner
    Beware when one of them says he's doing it for you. Democrats have talked about getting rid of the electoral college and stacking the courts for years. It has nothing to do with helping the poor, minorities or else unifying the country. Democrats are obsessed with confiscating power for themselves and government. Their policies are an existential threat to our freedom, prosperity, and survival as a great country. Here are some of their proposed policies: Reduce freedom of choice on health care. Their goal is clearly to move towards complete government control of health care. They don’t care how many...
  • Biden’s team considering legal action to force formal transition of power

    11/10/2020 7:13:29 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 95 replies
    nypost ^ | 11/10/2020 | Lee Brown
    Joe Biden’s team is considering legal action over the ongoing refusal to grant the president-elect a formal transition into the White House, according to reports. Amid President Trump’s refusal to concede the election, the federal agency needed to greenlight his transition has also held back from declaring him the victor — a move usually made within 24-hours.
  • Election a Choice Between Rule-changing and Respect for Constitutional Norms

    10/29/2020 3:43:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 29, 2020 | Victor Davis Hanson
    In traditional presidential campaigns, the two major parties offer contrasting ideas and policies. The Democratic and Republican candidates barnstorm the nation to make their cases. Not this year. Democratic nominee Joe Biden is more or less a virtual candidate, mostly communicating from home via Zoom. He offers few detailed alternatives to the first four years of the Trump administration. Instead, Biden is running on the idea that Donald Trump caused the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic recession, and that he's responsible for violence in the streets. But Biden rarely offers contrasting visions of what he would have done differently...
  • California utility may cut power to 1 million people

    10/24/2020 8:39:41 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 33 replies
    AP ^ | 10 24 2020 | Staff
    Pacific Gas & Electric may cut power to over 1 million people on Sunday to prevent the chance of sparking wildfires as extreme fire weather returns to the region, the utility announced Friday. The nation’s largest utility said it could black out customers in 38 counties — including most of the San Francisco Bay Area — as weather forecasts called for a return of bone-dry, gusty weather that carries the threat of downing or fouling power lines or other equipment that in recent years have been blamed for igniting massive and deadly blazes in central and Northern California. The safety...
  • PG&E issues shutoff warning due to weekend Bay Area wind event

    10/24/2020 3:51:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    SF Gate ^ | October 23, 2020 | by Amy Graff
    Meteorologists are expecting Sunday night's offshore wind event to be the biggest of the year, with sustained winds up to 35 mph, isolated gusts of 70 mph possible at the highest elevations and blustery conditions whipping through valley areas and along the coast. Amid a parched landscape and a bone-dry air mass, the risk for wildfires sparking and spreading is forecast to be extreme, dire and widespread across the entire San Francisco Bay Area. On Friday evening, Pacific Gas and Electric announced a wide-ranging Public Safety Power Shutoff warning that could affect as many as 38 counties, including the entire...
  • Understanding the Left

    10/14/2020 8:27:20 AM PDT · by karpov · 4 replies
    The Grumpy Economist ^ | October 13, 2020 | John Cochrane
    ... A new wave of government expansion is cresting. It poses a threat not just to our economic well being, but to our freedom — social, political and economic. 1. A will to power Consider the economic agenda proposed by the Democratic presidential candidates: A government takeover of health care. Taxpayer bailout of student loans. Necessarily, after that, government funded and administered college. An immense industrial-planning and regulation effort in the name of climate. Government jobs for all. “Basic income” transfers on top of social programs. Confiscatory wealth, income, estate and corporate taxation. Government and “stakeholder” control of corporate boards....
  • Windfarm farce that blew £1.4billion of YOUR money! As Boris Johnson trumpets his vision of powering every home with turbines, we reveal the botched scheme that will inflate bills for 20 YEARS. [ United Kingdom ]

    10/10/2020 7:10:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 9 October 2020 | SAM GREENHILL
    Boris Johnson has declared that wind power is the future of Britain's energy .. But an investigation has revealed turbine owners are being paid over the odds .. Civil servants set subsidy rate so high it's been branded ‘licence to print money’.. A botched green scheme is paying wind turbine owners seven times the value of the electricity they generate – and it is set to cost UK consumers an estimated £1.4billion. The Daily Mail can reveal the eyewatering fiasco in the week Boris Johnson declared that wind power was the future for the nation’s energy generation. The scheme was...
  • Why Big Names Are Getting COVID-19; No matter how cautious they can afford to be, the rich and powerful come down with it too. Here's the explanation

    10/05/2020 5:56:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/05/2020 | Peter McArdle
    It's a common belief that our well heeled betters live in a different world than we do. If they wish to, people of power and means can enjoy the very best nutrition, housing, and health care available. When it comes to buying personal protective equipment, money's simply no object to them. So why are luminaries like the president, members of the Senate, White House correspondents, and NFL stars coming down with COVID-19? Because the measures the so-called experts keep blathering about, wearing face masks and social distancing, are next to useless. COVID-19 is simply working its way through the population,...