Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Why Rockets Are Raining Down On Innocent Israelis

Keystone

In other news: Jennifer Granholm, during a press conference yesterday about the hack of the Colonial Pipeline, said, "We have doubled down on ensuring that there's an ability to truck oil in — gas in. But it's — the pipe is the best way to go. And so that's why, hopefully, this company, Colonial, will, in fact, be able to restore operations by the end of the week as they have said."

Oh, pipe is the best way to go, huh? Safer, more secure, more efficient, less risk of accidents? Then maybe this administration shouldn't be canceling pipeline projects!

Joe Biden Is Getting It Wrong Across The Board | National Review


States ranked by percentage of population fully vaccinated: May 12

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Rand Paul Goes Full SAVAGE Against Fauci AGAIN in Senate Hearing


Just based on the video, the difference of opinion seems to be over definitions.  According to Rand Paul in the video, we reportedly funded "gain of function" research in the U.S., and one of the researchers collaborated with the Wuhan Virology lab.

I have been disappointed in some of the behavior in these videos.  It seems like Senators or Congresspersons will use the witnesses as punching bags and it has nothing to do with finding out information.

Tucker: They did this on purpose

Political but with good points.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioy1bO7aEFQ

Monday, May 10, 2021

AP memo says it all

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From: Larry 

In March, the Associated Press distributed a memo advising reporters to "avoid" or "use caution" when using the word crisis. "One very real possibility is this strategy works," the person added. "They may get criticism in think pieces about it, but at his hundred-day mark, Biden is the most liberal president we've had — and the public thinks he's a moderate. That's a winning strategy to me. They're willing to accept that you're gonna write this piece as long as they know that swing voters in Colorado aren't gonna read it."


Fwd: Walk across-only met by two local sheriffs

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Sunday, May 9, 2021

The true cost of imaginary money


That monologue was broadcast in the same week Joe Biden promoted the third of his gargantuan spending programs, bringing his first 100 days' total discretionary spending proposals to $6 trillion. (Context: total US GDP is $21 trillion.) This lavish largesse would be slathered atop the annual (and growing) nondiscretionary budget of nearly $5 trillion, against $3.5 trillion in tax revenue. Let's tweak Maher's routine, then:

'I fully understand that our financial system isn't perfect, but at least, or so I've imagined, it's real. But the American dollar increasingly resembles Easter bunny cartoon cash. I've read articles about Modern Monetary Theory. I've had it explained to me. I still don't get it, and neither do you.

'Dollars are now made up out of thin air and comparable with Monopoly money. We thought we knew that money had to originate from and be generated by something real, somewhere. Modern Monetary Theory says, "No, it doesn't"… Or as another analyst put it, "Quantitative easing is an open Ponzi scheme". The Federal Reserve is like having an imaginary best friend who's also a banker.

'Our problem here is at root not economic but psychological. People who have been raised in a virtual world are starting to believe they can really live in it. Much of warfare is a video game now; why not base our economy the same way? The conjuring of "borrowed" money from ether, only to have that debt swallowed by a central bank and disappear, is literally a game.

'Do I need to spell this out? There is something inherently not credible about the Fed creating not just hundreds of billions, but trillions in wealth, with nothing ever actually being accomplished, and no actual product made or service rendered. It's like Tinkerbell's light. Its power source is based solely on enough infantilized citizens believing in it.'

Somehow that monologue isn't as funny in the second version.

While Maher decries the electricity squandered on crypto 'mining', at least the color of the Fed's money is genuinely green. Tap a few keys, and voilĂ : trillions from pennies on the energy bill. So in the past year, the Fed effortlessly increased the world's supply of dollars by 26 percent and is on track for a similar surge in 2021. But is drastic monetary expansion truly without cost?

I've made Maher's Tinkerbell analogy myself, but to explain how traditional currency functions. I noted in an essay accompanying my novel The Mandibles, about America's 2029 economic apocalypse: 'Currency is a belief system. It maintains its value the way Tinkerbell is kept aloft by children believing in fairies in Peter Pan.'

In the novel, a fictional economics professor pontificates: 'Money is emotional. Because all value is subjective, money is worth what people feel it's worth. They accept it in exchange for goods and services because they have faith in it. Economics is closer to religion than science. Without millions of individual citizens believing in a currency, money is colored paper. Likewise, creditors have to believe that if they extend a loan to the US government they'll get their money back or they don't make the loan in the first place. So confidence isn't a side issue. It's the only issue.'

My confidence is going wobbly. Biden commands trillions the way previous presidents have commanded billions, while the public is so dazzled by zeros that they don't know the difference.

I've my quibbles with the particulars. Spending in inconceivable quantity courts waste and fraud. Biden's American Families Plan casts so many freebies upon the waters as to constitute a de facto universal basic income, and government dependency doesn't seem characteristic of a good life. Pandemic-relief unemployment supplements (which many Democrats would make permanent) are so generous that small businesses can't find employees willing to work even for two to three times the minimum wage. Biden is effectively reversing Clinton-era welfare reforms, which moved so many poor Americans from state benefits to self-respecting employment. Financing all these goodies by hiking corporate taxes is popular, but only because few people realize that every-one pays corporate taxes through lower pension-fund returns, job losses from corporate flight, lower wages and higher prices.

But it's the bigger picture that unnerves me. Zero interest rates have installed an accelerating debt loop. Governments, companies and individuals borrow because money is free. Central banks won't raise interest rates, lest the cost of servicing all this burgeoning debt bankrupt the debtors. Governments, companies and individuals borrow still more because money is free. The Federal Reserve has already announced it won't raise interest rates even if inflation climbs, while refusing to cite what level inflation would have to hit before reconsidering. I've plotted this story before. It doesn't end well.





Disabled veteran hospitalized after beatdown from Portland BLM.

Friday, May 7, 2021

Madeleine McCann Update | Who is Christian Brueckner? | Has the Case Been Solved?

Happy Birthing Person’s Day!

I highly recommend the first 30 minutes.  Here Ben Shapiro nails it once again as he talks about the left distorts language as a form of propaganda, calling women "Birthing Persons".   He elaborates further by talking about the importance of the nuclear family and how certain religions promote having children.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gOfJoqI0GU

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Fwd: J&J blood clot in Utah

The first case of a rare blood-clotting condition thought to be linked to the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine has been diagnosed in Utah.

A male patient was recently diagnosed with vaccine-induced Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia, also known as VITT, at the University of Utah Hospital, U. health officials said in a Wednesday news release.

The patient, who is under the age of 50, was treated and is now recovering at home, according to Dr. Yazan Abou-Ismail, an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Hematology at the University of Utah.

"He continues to do well and feel well," Abou-Ismail said at a Wednesday news conference about the case.

The blood clot condition led to a nationwide pause on administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine last month after six cases were reported among over 6 million people who received the vaccine. The pause was lifted on April 23 after federal regulators determined the vaccine's continued use is safe.

First case of rare blood-clotting condition linked to J&J vaccine diagnosed in Utah; CDC reports 17 cases from 8M doses | KSL.com


Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Fwd: Tell me how you really feel...

I couldn't disagree more.

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From: Larry 

In that way, "Is America a racist country?" is the political equivalent of being asked in court when you stopped beating your wife.

The most important problem with "Is America a racist country?" is that the question itself is based on a malicious and grossly incorrect set of assumptions. Racism is not an opinion. It is a fact. Moreover, the fact that America is a racist society, and that racism and white supremacy negatively impact the life chances of Black and brown people, is one of the most overdetermined and repeated findings of social scientists and other experts.

One can reasonably discuss the dimensions and varieties of racism in America, and how it contours and structures American society to the benefit of white people and the disadvantage of black and brown people. One can also reasonably discuss questions of data and discover new insights from history. One can have a productive discussion about whether and how America can be redeemed from its racist origins.

But the fact and reality of racism and other systems of privilege is that such systems of power give unearned advantages to those individuals and groups defined as being "white," as compared to nonwhites. That is a settled question.

Who is the audience for the public ritual of asking and answering this question?

Today's Republican Party is a white supremacist organization. When Tim Scott, Donald Trump, Lindsey Graham, Ron DeSantis and other prominent Jim Crow Republicans and Trumpists offer their thoughts about racism in America, they are speaking almost exclusively to racially resentful or outright racist white people — because those people are the foundation of the contemporary Republican Party and the Trump movement.

How not to talk about American racism: Tim Scott lures Democrats into a trap | Salon.com


Tuesday, May 4, 2021

President Biden has proposed spending trillions, but does it have a chance in passing?

President Biden's proposals have been met with near-universal hostility by Republicans, who remain concerned about spending so much money so quickly.

Democrats and progressives remain pleased with the proposal for the most part. A number of moderate Democrats will ultimately decide whether or not these plans pass, however.

Democrats could pass this on their own, but it would require every single Democratic senator to support the measures.

If any Democrat in the Senate says no, it would then require some Republicans to get on board.

Already some moderates, like Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), has expressed being "uncomfortable" with so much spending.

Negotiations will continue over the proposals for the next several weeks.

A final vote is likely still months away.

Spending like there is no tomorrow

A hundred million Americans have been vaccinated. The problem no longer is producing and distributing enough vaccines for the public but finding enough people who want to get them.

Whereas FDR confronted a 25 percent unemployment rate during the Great Depression, Joe Biden inherited an economy on the verge of takeoff.

GDP grew by 1.6 percent in the first quarter, or at a 6.4 annual rate. Some projections have GDP this year growing at the fastest clip since 1951. Consumer spending is expected to be the highest on record.

Biden has no excuse for his massive spending because the crisis is over (nypost.com)


Sunday, May 2, 2021

Commenter compares to the handmaids tale

From: Larry 

Just finished watching a few episodes of "A Handmaids Tale". Frightening the similarities between it and the Democrats today. I could see AOC as the head of the "utopian society" in the show which is all about complete government control, totalitarianism, taking away the rights and freedoms of the people. Just like today with the cancel culture, political correctness and if you believe "all" lives matter, you lose your job or worse. Very, very scary parallels if any of you have watched this series. Vote the Dems out of power in both the House and the Senate! Stop the insanity.


Saturday, May 1, 2021

Officer Tatum REACTS - MOST INSANE GETAWAY DRIVING EVER RECORDED

Violence from the extreme left.


Personally, I think that the election of Barack Obama emboldened the extreme left to want their full agenda now, and anything less than that is not acceptable.  Gone are the days where they would have to couch their positions in more reasonable-sounding terms.  Add to this the election of Donald Trump being a major setback to their extreme goals, they went full-on vicious until they got rid of this impediment. 

Joe Biden seems to correctly read the political direction of his party.  He has proposed an additional 6 trillion spending over the normal 4.5 trillion dollar budget.  Never mind the fact that the government only takes in about 3 to 3.5 trillion in taxes.

Let's say that Joe Biden gets everything he has asked for.  Then what?  Are the people on the extreme left going to be satisfied with that?  Will they say that we have spent way too much money and just for the sake of fiscal responsibility we need to cut back?  No, they will say that this is only the downpayment. 

Census result modified by white house?

More than a dozen House Republicans Friday are questioning Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo on whether there "was any political interference" in the final census numbers used to decide how many House members each state will get for the coming decade. 

"The apportionment population results released by the Census Bureau are strikingly different from the population evaluation estimates released just months ago on December 22, 2020," the GOP members wrote. "Remarkably, the differences benefit traditionally blue states – which gained population compared to the estimates – over red states which tended to lose population compared to the estimates."

The GOP group asks Raimondo for a trove of documents, including communications between the Census Bureau and the White House, and whether the counting of illegal aliens in the congressional apportionment may have had an effect on the final result

GOP reps question Biden admin on alleged 'political interference' in census, citing departure from estimates | Fox News