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  • Crime is up, and Democrats still blame guns

    04/11/2021 5:27:34 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11 Apr, 2021 | Silvio Canto, Jr.
    It's the same old song. The Democrats want to talk only about guns. We have a problem is cities run by Democrats, and blaming guns is rather disingenuous. This is a shocking report by Sharyl Attkisson: For the first time since the mid-1990's, it is estimated there were over 20,000 criminal homicides in the U.S. 2020. That's according to an opinion article in The Hill. Metropolitan and urban areas reportedly experienced the sharpest homicide spikes in 2020. New York City experienced a 45% increase in homicides and a 97% increase in shootings, says The Hill article. Chicago saw 55% spikes...
  • The high school girls continue to be in charge of the military

    04/11/2021 5:16:49 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11 Apr, 2021 | Andrea Widburg
    This time, instead of mean tweets to Tucker Carlson, the high school girls have decorated the U.S. Navy’s Twitter logo. Let me start by admitting that I am very sexist in that I, a woman, feel that the U.S. military has become way too feminine. Whether it’s troops running around in high heels to “walk a mile in her shoes,” drag queens, SNIP I first noticed this high school girl trend in mid-March after Tucker Carlson exposed how quickly the Biden administration was moving to weaken the military in a host of ways. The response from the military was extraordinary....
  • Guns of April and Global War

    04/11/2021 4:49:27 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 22 replies
    American Thinker | 11 Apr, 2021 | J.B. Shurk
    Is Joe Biden so trapped in last century's geopolitics that he's stumbling headfirst into a global conflagration? War between Russia and Ukraine looks imminent. Israel and Iran are engaging in tit for tat maritime altercations. And China is ratcheting up provocative incursions into the airspaces and waters of Taiwan, Japan, and the Philippines. Any one of these regional conflicts is incendiary enough to ignite World War III (or, more accurately, each one is capable of transforming the cold, hybrid warfare of cyberhacks, technology thefts, financial markets manipulation, and perhaps even biological attacks that has been underway for many years into...
  • Trump You

    04/11/2021 4:36:31 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11 Apr, 2021 | Andrew W. Coy
    Just a quick message from the Patriots to the Progressives... * For those who said last summer's deadly, violent, and felonious actions in our cities were "mostly nonviolent" exercises of free speech and democracy and at the same time called January 6 an insurrection by extremists who committed treason and sedition...Trump you. * For those that think we will allow for Biden and the Progressives to cancel God, cancel Sunday morning worship, and legislate the Bible as hate speech...Trump you. * For those that think we will allow Progressive government to deny Second Amendment rights, create a shortage of ammo,...
  • 4th US Site Pauses Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 Vaccinations After Adverse Reactions

    04/10/2021 7:04:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 04/10/2021 | Zachary Steiber
    A fourth vaccination site in the United States has paused giving shots after a batch of adverse reactions. The Epoch Times Injections at the Cumming Fairgrounds in Forsyth County have been halted after eight people experienced adverse reactions post-vaccination, the Georgia Department of Health said Friday. One person was evaluated at the hospital and released while the others were monitored onsite and later sent home. All eight received Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine. COVID-19 is the disease caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus. “The reactions were consistent with common reactions in adults being vaccinated with any vaccine, but...
  • Masks Mandates Counterproductive. How Much More Data Do We Need?

    04/10/2021 5:57:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/10/2021 | Spike Hampson
    On March 17, American Thinker posted an article entitled "Mask Mandates Do Not Save Lives." By comparing COVID death rates in states with no mask mandate to states in which masking was mandatory, the article was able to show that, on average, states in which masking was voluntary had lower death rates than states requiring it. The difference was marginal, so the conservative conclusion was that required masking had not saved lives. Since that study did nothing to control for potentially confounding considerations like population density or age structure, more sophisticated studies of the question are in order. What it...
  • The quickest way to get into a fight in a 1960s Australian pub

    04/10/2021 4:44:56 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 52 replies
    Australian pubs once had a reputation the world over as tough, brawling, hell for leather places where you could get into a fight at the drop of a hat. Please do not make any Crocodile Dundee references.
  • How to Be Popular - 1940's High School Dating Guide

    04/10/2021 4:22:52 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 21 replies
    I don't know anything about props. But I could learn.
  • Shel Silverstein's houseboat - Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show

    04/10/2021 12:58:04 PM PDT · by FLNittany · 17 replies
    youtube ^ | 70's | Dr. Hook
    Carry me Carrie Sylvia's Mother
  • Biden’s Stalin-esque 5-Year Plans

    04/10/2021 6:40:56 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 10 replies
    Issues and Insights ^ | 9 Apr, 2021 | Editorial Board
    In 1928, during his first year of what became known as the Stalin era, Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin issued his first five-year plan, a centralized economic blueprint that focused on industrialization and collectivism. In 2021, during his first year as president of the United States, Joe Biden introduced a $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan that both the White House and its cheerleaders have called “transformative.” History tells us Stalin’s plans were transformative, too. Before we go any further, we state here for the record that Biden is not Stalin. Not even close. Yet we see policy parallels that should make Americans...
  • VP, Kamala Harris sends a message to POTUS, Joe Biden.... "Take a walk, Joe, I am not taking the "fall guy" hit for you on your border failures"!!!

    04/10/2021 6:13:41 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 86 replies
    Democrat, VP, Kamala Harris totally ignores the assignment she received from Faux Democrat POTUS, Joe Biden to take over controlling the "Border Crisis". Harris has not yet traveled south to the border states to assess the Biden massive failure. Harris has thumbed POTUS Biden and will not be the "Fall Guy" for the Biden failures!!! Shucks, one wonders whether Biden is the POTUS or simply a puppet of Democrat nutcases!!!
  • The Left's Idea of a Happy Future

    04/10/2021 5:38:59 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10 Apr, 2021 | Jeffrey Folks
    Liberals are fond of predicting the future, and their predictions, which are always dire, then become the pretext for more government. Otherwise, they say, we'll all starve, a class war will break out, or the Earth will come to an end. Liberals are wrong about the future because their theories are based on ideology, not on the facts. Unlike conservatives, whose ideas are grounded on prudence and a clear view of human nature, liberals really have no conception of what drives human beings: their thinking is built on a handful of fixed ideas that can be traced to a number...
  • Businesses Taking Political Positions Further Divide the Nation

    04/10/2021 5:03:24 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 19 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 9 Apr, 2021 | Andy Puzder
    In the former Soviet Union, nearly every decision people made -- from their jobs to their hobbies to their clothing -- was politicized. Personal choices that were insufficiently collectivist for Communist Party officials negatively impacted careers, housing, and rations, which were allocated by political pull and socialist virtue-signaling rather than merit. Some decisions, such as starting a small business or storing some extra food, could result in the gulag or a firing squad. The personal was the political. I am concerned that the U.S. is trending in this direction, where many aspects of life are politicized. Americans are more politically...
  • Arizona gives Democrats a taste of their own sanctuary medicine

    04/10/2021 4:47:25 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10 Apr, 2021 | Silvio Canto, Jr.
    It finally happened. Arizona has gone "sanctuary" and wait until the Democrats go ballistic screaming that laws have to be respected in the U.S. This is from Fox News: Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a gun rights law this week that preemptively protects gun owners in the state from any federal gun control laws that are passed, according to reports. The Second Amendment Freedom Act was signed two days before President Biden announced several executive actions, including asking the Justice Department to propose a rule to stop "ghost guns," which are "kits" people can buy legally, then assemble to create...
  • The Babylon Bee Fact-Checks 9 Claims About The Georgia Election Law

    04/09/2021 11:46:03 PM PDT · by GardenerForLife · 9 replies
    BabylonBee.com ^ | 4/9/2021 | BabylonBee.com
    There are a lot of wild claims out there about the new election reform law in Georgia. Here are the claims and here are the facts about the law. CLAIM: The law reduces voting locations to just one polling place hidden in a maze where you must fight a minotaur. FACT: True. You can also just answer the minotaur’s riddle. CLAIM: The law declares that voting for Democrats is treason and makes it punishable by death. FACT: Mostly true. However, the sentence is only life in prison if one can prove the vote for a Democrat was unintentional. CLAIM: The...
  • Was Kodak Black targeted? Cops investigating after shooting near Florida McDonald’s (Pres. Trump granted him clemency)

    04/09/2021 5:49:33 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | April 9, 2021 | BY MADELEINE MARR
    A shooting near a Tallahassee McDonald’s involving Kodak Black’s entourage remained unsolved Friday, but the plot thickens. According to the Tallahassee Democrat, a security guard for the Pompano Beach rapper was shot early Monday morning outside the fast food restaurant. Tallahassee Police Department spokeswoman Alicia Turner confirmed the shooting to the Democrat but did not return the Miami Herald’s request for comment.
  • Human-gender-species-planetary-reassignment surgery: We now have a virtual cafeteria of trans-human options

    04/09/2021 5:48:08 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 14 replies
    thegreatrecession blog ^ | 4-9-21 | David Haggith
    There is a name for this kind of illness. It’s called Dysphoria, and we’ve known about it for a long time. It has only in the last decade, however, become politically incorrect to believe in gender dysphoria. Apparently, all things human can go dysphoric, except gender. You can, in other words, be dysphoric in the belief that you are a cat when you are a clearly in a human body, yet not about the belief that you are a woman when you are clearly in a male body. Or should society just accept that anyone who believes he is a...
  • Nation Braces For Most Peaceful Protests Yet

    04/09/2021 5:14:29 PM PDT · by bitt · 21 replies
    babylonbee.com ^ | 4/9/2021 | staff
    As the Derek Chauvin trial continued this week, the nation began bracing for the most peaceful protests so far. "We're getting ready for some really peaceful protests," said one business owner as he boarded up his storefront. "We ain't seen nothin' yet when it comes to just how peaceful Black Lives Matter can be." While last summer, BLM unleashed their mostly peaceful brand of protests, they said at the end of this trial, they will be unleashing their most powerful weapon: entirely peaceful protests, involving even more peaceful bricks, Molotovs, and more peaceful deaths. Black Lives Matter representatives announced that...
  • Oral vaccines against Covid are in the works and one that will shock you

    04/09/2021 1:14:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    AMEInfo ^ | 04/09/2021 | Hadi Khatib
    The fact is more drugs are needed to fight a pandemic that has infected over 120 million people and killed 2.7 million worldwide. Vaccine pills are on the way * Of the more than 7 billion people on Earth, only about 1.2% of the world’s population is now fully vaccinated * One of the world’s first COVID-19 vaccine pills will soon go through its first clinical trial * Merck's Molnupiravir doesn’t stop the virus from replicating, though. Instead, the drug introduces errors into the virus’s RNA For those cringing at the thought of getting jabbed with a COVID-19 vaccine out...
  • Philippines: Hospital granted a special permit to use Ivermectin for Covid-19 ‘eligible’ to secure FDA approval — Director General Eric Domingo

    04/09/2021 12:47:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Manila Bulletin ^ | 04/09/2021 | Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz
    Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Director General Eric Domingo said the agency has granted the “compassionate use” of Ivermectin to a certain hospital because it was “eligible” and has passed the requirements. We will not issue a CSP [compassionate special permit] if the hospital is not eligible,” Domingo said in a Department of Health briefing on Friday, April 9. That’s why it was given a CSP because the hospital applied and it submitted all the requirements,” he added. Domingo explained that a doctor or hospital can request for a compassionate special permit (CSP) if a drug is not available...