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  • Pritzker: DeSantis ‘isn’t smart enough to be president’

    08/01/2023 12:38:49 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/01/2023 | SARAH FORTINSKY
    Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker (D) fired back at Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) after the 2024 presidential candidate attacked a state law Pitzker signed letting non-U.S. citizens apply to be police officers. “This man isn’t smart enough to be president,” Pritzker said of DeSantis on Monday, writing a post on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter. “I proudly signed the bill allowing legal permanent residents & DACA recipients in IL to serve their communities as police officers. Our military already does it & it’s the right thing to do—no matter what lies the right-wing spreads,” Pritzker continued.
  • Guy gets accused of racism by his doorbell… Amazon shuts down his smart home…

    06/13/2023 9:16:17 AM PDT · by grundle · 65 replies
    Revolver ^ | June 13, 2023
    In today’s world of politically correct insanity, it’s truly baffling that a significant number of Americans willingly invite in their homes these advanced devices that constantly eavesdrop on their conversations and actions. Yet, that’s become the norm with gadgets like Echo and Alexa, which feel like creepy spies sitting in the corner, recording every noise you make. Well, one guy learned the hard way just how risky that idea can be when his doorbell accused him of being “racist” and Amazon completely shut down his entire “smart home.” The guy’s name is Brandon Jackson, and he gave a detailed account...
  • Why the smart money’s still on Biden

    05/01/2023 8:36:15 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/01/2023 | JUAN WILLIAMS
    Forty-Seven percent of Democrats want someone other than Joe Biden running for president. He’s boring. He’s old. He lacks passion. Who would bet on this guy? Better check with Las Vegas. Biden is the favorite to win the 2024 presidential election, according to nonpartisan gamblers taking bets on the big political race. The reason people are betting on Biden is that his likely opponent is Donald Trump. Sixty-five percent of Americans recently told AP polling they cannot vote for Trump in 2024.
  • A Colorado man inspired by James Bond says he's made the first biometric smart gun that uses facial and fingerprint recognition

    04/30/2023 11:44:29 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 48 replies
    Business insider ^ | 04/29/2023 | Sarah Al-Arshani
    Over the last decade, plagued by a near-constant stream of mass shootings, a heated debate over gun safety has gripped the United States. While lawmakers around the country argue about ways to better regulate guns, or even if they should regulate them at all, a Colorado startup has turned to technology to help solve the problem. Biofire, which started as a high school science project in 2012, says it has now invented the first working biometric smart gun. It requires facial recognition and fingerprint verification to unlock and shoot. The company is now accepting pre-orders.
  • MSNBC’s Jason Johnson: Tucker Carlson Is a ‘Dumb Person’s Idea of What a Smart Bigot Sounded Like’

    04/24/2023 7:05:43 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Pam Key
    MSNBC contributor Jason Johnson said Monday on MSNBC’s “The Beat” that former Fox News host Tucker Carlson “was always a dumb person’s idea of what a smart bigot sounded like.” Johnson said, “That’s the most positive outgrowth of Tucker Carlson being fired. There are a lot of journalists I disagree with, there’s lots of people whose programming I might not find interesting, but he was a direct menace and directly responsible for stoking racism, and all sorts of vitriolic believes throughout his show.”
  • First-ever ‘smart gun’ with fingerprint unlocking system hits the market

    04/13/2023 7:58:32 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 75 replies
    NY Post ^ | 04/13/2023 | Rich Calder and Natalie O'Neill
    The world’s first “smart gun” hit the market Thursday, complete with a life-saving fingerprint unlocking system that prevents “unauthorized” people such as kids and criminals from firing it. The cutting-edge 9mm handgun locks out everybody except the owner and users specifically approved by the owner — technology that could improve gun safety in America, according to reps from the gun-making firm Biofire. “Right now it seems like the entire country is always processing a new tragedy involving children and guns,” the Colorado-based firm’s CEO Kai Kloepfer told The Post. “We are offering a real solution, at a time when solutions...
  • KY Wants to Prevent Coal Plant Closures Invited By Net-Zero Policies

    03/12/2023 10:49:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies ^ | 3/12/2023 | Gabriella Hoffman
    As net-zero policies wreak havoc federally, individual states desire to stymie its ruinous consequence. The Commonwealth of Kentucky wants to implement measures to shield their electric grid from instability wrought by unreliable, costly renewable energy adoption. The General Assembly is deliberating legislation, Senate Bill 4, to remedy this issue. If passed, the bill would require the Public Service Commission to prove coal plant retirement won’t negatively impact grid reliability and resilience. All the while having no adverse impact on electric utility rate affordability. As of this writing, the bill passed the state senate by a 25-8 vote. It now awaits...
  • BREAKING: Twitter Makes Move That Could Take Out ‘Woke’ PayPal

    01/30/2023 1:21:08 PM PST · by McGruff · 24 replies
    Trending Politics ^ | January 30, 2023 | Collin Rugg
    Twitter CEO Elon Musk is not messing around. The billionaire truly does want to take over the world. Back in October, Musk purchased Twitter for $44 billion and made it clear from day one that he had high ambitions. As Elon Musk strives to revive Twitter, the company has taken action by submitting applications for regulatory licenses in various parts of the US and developing the necessary software to incorporate payments within the social media platform. This would directly compete with PayPal who has been slammed by Conservatives for their ‘woke’ practices including banning and suspending payments from people who...
  • Walker downplays debate with Warnock: ‘I’m not that smart’

    09/19/2022 6:05:42 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 33 replies
    The hill ^ | 09/19/2022 | Caroline Vakil
    Georgia Senate hopeful Herschel Walker (R) downplayed himself ahead of his debate with Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) next month, saying “I’m not that smart” — comments that his campaign argued were sarcasm. After some haggling between the two campaigns, the candidates announced last week that Warnock and Walker would be participating in a televised debate on Oct. 14 with Savannah, Ga., Nexstar affiliate WSAV. The Hill is owned by Nexstar.
  • Thousands of Xcel customers locked out of thermostats during 'energy emergency'

    09/01/2022 6:42:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 75 replies
    Denver 7 ^ | Aug 31, 2022 | Jaclyn Allen
    22,000 people lost control of temperatures in their homes for hours Tuesday.. DENVER — During the dog days of summer, it's important to keep your home cool. But when thousands of Xcel customers in Colorado tried adjusting their thermostats Tuesday, they learned they had no control over the temperatures in their own homes. ... Xcel confirmed to Contact Denver7 that 22,000 customers who had signed up for the Colorado AC Rewards program were locked out of their smart thermostats for hours on Tuesday. "It's a voluntary program. Let's remember that this is something that customers choose to be a part...
  • Dr. Oz Ousts Trump from Campaign Site Amid Big Political Win

    06/23/2022 9:31:18 PM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 102 replies
    Townhall ^ | June 22, 2022 | Sarah Arnold
    Dr. Mehmet Oz has quietly ditched his campaign messaging away from President Trump after winning the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania. Prior to Oz’s win, Trump was proudly featured on his campaign site and popped up on the doctor’s Twitter. However, after winning the Republican nomination, Oz hasn’t included or mentioned Trump since. Oz’s Twitter banner used to say “endorsed by Trump,” featuring a photo of the pair, now there is only a solo photo of Oz that reads “Thank you Pennsylvania.”
  • Russian conscripts are being given 19th century rifles, made to drink from ponds filled with dead frogs due to lack of supplies and ordered to run in front of enemy soldiers to draw their fire, they reveal

    04/05/2022 8:55:38 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 131 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/5/2022 | Chris Jewers
    Russian conscripts are being given 19th century rifles, made to drink from ponds filled with dead frogs and ordered to draw enemy fire, they have revealed. Soldiers in the Russian-backed Donbas region have spoken of how they have been sent to fight Ukraine's forces with no training, a lack of food and water, and inadequate equipment - as Moscow's armies continue to suffer heavy losses. -snip- The Donbas armed forces are fighting alongside Russian soldiers but are not part of the Russian armed forces, which have different rules about which troops they send into combat. Several Donbas draftees have been...
  • Putin says Russia to welcome volunteers from Middle East to fight Ukraine

    03/11/2022 2:30:36 AM PST · by Conservat1 · 54 replies
    National Post ^ | Mar 11, 2022
    LONDON — Russian President Vladimir Putin gave the green light on Friday to bring in thousands of fighters from the Middle East to fight against Ukraine. At a meeting of Russia’s Security Council, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said there were 16,000 volunteers in the Middle East who were ready to come to fight with Russian-backed forces in the breakaway Donbass region of eastern Ukraine.
  • Russian Troops In 40-Mile Convoy Could Die In Tanks From Cold: Report

    03/09/2022 8:44:46 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 137 replies
    NDTV ^ | Mar 9, 2022 | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
    With temperatures set to plunge in Ukraine in the coming days, Russian soldiers in the 40-mile convoy of tanks could freeze to death. Glen Grant, a senior defence expert at the Baltic Security Foundation, told Newsweek that the tanks will turn into huge refrigerators for the Russian army if they are not running the engine. "The boys won't wait, they will get out, start walking to the forest, and give themselves up to avoid freezing to death," Grant added. The concerns have been raised as the convoy, heading towards Ukraine capital Kyiv, has slowed down amid the war. It is...
  • Why is Putin fighting so sloppily in Ukraine, or does he think he is fighting neatly, thanks to Russia's top-secret mobile crematorium?

    03/05/2022 10:54:18 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 19 replies
    Quora ^ | 3/3/2022 | Brian Collins
    After a Russian artillery battalion was destroyed while attempting to circle Kharkiv and a Russian fighter jet was shot down over Kyiv, people began to characterise Russia’s invasion as a quote “failed Blitzkrieg.”I had a realisation.Russia is using nearly 100 year old Deep operationstrategies developed by the Soviet military theorist Vladimir Triandafillov. The strategy is the exact opposite of American and British doctrine of superiority and overwhelming firepower.There are only two main movement differences between the USSR’s reconquest of Ukraine in 1943 and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2022:an amphibious invasion force from the South.a more westwardly attack, looping around...
  • Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city, claims victory against Russia

    02/27/2022 2:20:20 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 93 replies
    Nypost ^ | 02/27/2022 | Ben Kesslen and Lee Brown
    Ukraine claimed a major victory Sunday against invading Russian forces, saying its military had fought back and retaken full control of the nation’s second-largest city, Kharkiv, amid heavy warfare. “Control over Kharkiv is completely ours!” regional Gov. Oleh Synyehubov crowed in a triumphant Facebook post.
  • Donald Trump's CPAC Speech Transcript in Full

    02/27/2022 8:47:07 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 19 replies ^ | Saturday, 26 February 2022 | Eric Mack
    "A major war in Europe may very well erupt; that's how they start, exactly what's happening today – this is how they start," Trump told the Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday in Orlando, Florida. " "The Russian attack on Ukraine is appalling; it's an outrage and an atrocity that should never have been allowed to occur, it never would have occurred. "I stand as the only president of the 21st century on whose watch Russia did not invade another country. "I gave Ukraine the Javelins that everyone is now talking about and millions of dollars of other military equipment—the...
  • When Big Vlad hits the floor

    02/27/2022 4:22:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    American ^ | February 27, 2022 | Civis Americanus
    I once respected Vladimir Putin for his effectiveness, although I emphatically did not like what he did to neighboring countries, and also Russians with whom he disagreed. One can similarly respect the effectiveness of other despots such as Peter the Great and Catherine the Great without liking how they treated other countries or even their own people. When Peter the Great built Saint Petersburg, for example, tens of thousands of workers died from disease and privation, and some were eaten by wolves in the streets. Putin's invasion of Ukraine, however, demonstrates a colossal lack of judgment that reveals him to...
  • Ukraine obliterates Chechen special forces column with 56 tanks outside Kyiv and kills top general ...

    02/26/2022 8:26:02 PM PST · by shadowlands1960 · 65 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Feb. 26th, 2022 | Jimmy Mccloskey and Will Stewart
    Ukraine landed a significant blow on Russia Saturday after it killed a large group of bloodthirsty Chechen special forces dispatched to assassinate the country's president Volodymyr Zelensky. The armed group - famed for their barbaric violence and human rights abuses - were obliterated after their convoy of 56 tanks was blown to smithereens by Ukrainian missile fire on the second day of the Chechens' deployment. It is unclear how many died - but the number is likely to run into the hundreds. Among those wiped out was Chechen general Magomed Tushaev. He was commander of the 141th motorized national guard...
  • Eight sobering realities about Putin’s invasion of Ukraine

    02/26/2022 11:03:55 PM PST · by jdege · 47 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 02/24/2022 | Robert Reich
    The US and allies must be clear-eyed about this: what might the economic and political ripple effects of the war be?We must do what we can to contain Vladimir Putin’s aggression in Ukraine. But we also need to be clear-eyed about it, and face the costs. Economics can’t be separated from politics, and neither can be separated from history. Here are eight sobering realities: