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  2. Valin

    Blood on My Hands (John Ondrasik)

    Sept. 15 2021
  3. John Ondrasik Sept. 13 2021 Like all Americans, I was stunned and horrified at the images of falling bodies from planes, mothers handing babies over walls, and terrified Afghans being crushed to death at checkpoints due to our precipitous withdrawal from Afghanistan. I am deeply troubled by the plight of Afghan women forced to live under the return of Taliban rule and felt great sadness when reading a story about a popular folk singer, Fawad Andarabi, being dragged from his home and shot by the Taliban. Though I believe the decision to withdraw or not from Afghanistan has good arguments on both sides, I cannot comprehend why the Biden administration would not extend the August 31 deadline thus leaving American citizens, SIV holders, and Afghan allies behind to a terrorist Taliban regime. As a life-long supporter of our military I believe “no man left behind” applied to all Americans as well as those we promise to protect. (Snip) After hearing “Blood on My Hands,” a friend said he found the song to be politically neutral, but morally-forward. My hope is that this song helps demand accountability, so the American promise is never again forsaken. JO 9/21
  4. Public Schools Are Broken - This Student Got a 0.13 GPA yet Graduated Near the Top Half of His Class Jake Bequette September 21, 2021 As the new school year began across the country, a disturbing realization also set in: Despite last year’s disruptions for millions of students nationwide, the devastating impacts of school closures and virtual schooling are not just a relic of the past. The Biden administration and self-interested teachers unions want to make them a cornerstone of the future, with no way out for parents and students looking for a change. In communities across the country, failing grades have skyrocketed and mental health has suffered as many schools remained closed for much of the past year and a half. In Baltimore alone, 41 percent of high school students averaged less than a 1.0 GPA during the 2020-2021 school year. In one public school in the city, a high school student was ranked near the top half of his class with a 0.13 GPA. All of this happened despite the fact that the district spent $18,000 per student, 40 percent more than the national average. Tragically, these disturbing statistics are not isolated; they’re snapshots into a system that is failing students nationwide. Every data point represents a student who is missing an opportunity to succeed and not reaching their full potential. (Snip) ________________________________________________ This is the Real Pipeline To Prison.
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  6. 'Israel and the US Are on the Verge of Historic Diplomatic Crisis'; Experts Warn Riham Darwish September 22nd, 2021 Despite a smooth diplomatic visit by the Israeli Prime Minister to Washington, DC last month, relations between the US and Israel might be under scrutiny in the wake of the recent US funding bill that removed an article for funding the Iron Dome anti-missile system installed across Israeli cities and towns. During a US Congress session held on Tuesday, the Democratic majority in the House removed $1 billion in military funding for Israel from legislation to set the U.S. government budget. (Snip) This decision came as a result of pressure exerted by progressive lawmakers who had been actively working on drafting new policies towards Israel, where financial aid is linked to its occupation of Palestinian territories and human rights violations. Last May, lawmakers Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Mark Pocan, and Rashida Tlaib drafted a resolution disapproving of a $735 million U.S. arms sale to Israel, in a first attempt to urge US legislators to stop Israeli violations against Palestinians. (Snip)
  7. Valin

    Dems fear Biden’s domestic agenda could implode

    @WestVirginiaRebel COULD Implode? It's just a matter of time.
  8. Cops Fire Rubber Bullets, Arrest 200 At Massive Australian COVID-19 Lockdown Protest In Melbourne Emily Zanotti Sep 22, 2021 Melbourne police fired rubber bullets into a crowd and arrested more than 200 people during the third straight day of anti-lockdown in Australia’s second-largest city, which is trying to maintain strict stay-at-home orders to control the spread of COVID-19. Australia has adopted some of the strictest anti-COVID measures in the world in an attempt to reach “COVID-zero,” or a full period without a single COVID-19 infection. Construction workers, who are being cited as the first group to protest, are also now subject to mandatory vaccination. (Snip) _______________________________________________________________________
  9. WestVirginiaRebel

    The Coffee Shop

    Well this is sad: Nearly a Quarter of College Students Support Violence to Silence Speakers They Don’t Like Everyone wants free stuff: Petition Calling for Permanent $2,000 Monthly Checks Gains Traction Due to Immense Number of Lazy People You can still have friends, I guess: Australian State Announces “Friends Bubble” to Allow Under 18 Year-Olds to Gather With Two Other Friends in Person
  10. Breitbart Americans will blame Democrats and not Republicans for the impending debt default and possible shutdown, a Wednesday Morning Consult/Politico poll revealed. Registered voters were asked, “If the United States were to default on the national debt, would you tend to blame the Democratic party more, the Republican party more, or both parties equally?” Thirty-three percent said they would blame Democrats. Sixteen percent said they would blame Republicans while 42 percent said they would blame both parties. Nine percent said they did not know. When respondents were asked, “how much have you seen, read, or heard about” the necessity of Democrats raising the “U.S. debt limit before the borrowing limit is expected to be reached next month,” nine percent said “a lot,” 24 percent said “some,” and 26 percent said “not much,” and 41 percent said nothing at all. The Democrat-controlled House on Tuesday passed a funding bill to the Democrat-controlled Senate for approval. Both branches must pass a funding bill and also suspend the debt limit within days to stop a government shutdown when current government funds dry up at the end of this month. ________ The default lies not in the Republicans, but in them...
  11. Politico Internal Democratic discord has wounded President Joe Biden’s massive social spending plan, raising the prospect that the package could stall out, shrink dramatically — or even fail altogether. Myriad problems have arisen. Moderate Senate Democrats Joe Manchin (W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (Ariz.) continue to be a major headache for party leadership’s $3.5 trillion target. The Senate parliamentarian just nixed the party’s yearslong push to enact broad immigration reform. House members may tank the prescription drugs overhaul the party has run on for years. And a fight continues to brew over Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) push to expand Medicare. “If any member of Congress is not concerned that this could fall apart, they need treatment,” said Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.), who warned his party “will pay for it at the polls” if it fails in enacting Biden’s agenda. “Our caucus has the feeling of freedom to support or oppose leadership.” Those headwinds threaten to sap the momentum from this summer, when Biden clinched a bipartisan infrastructure deal in the Senate and found support from all corners of his party for a budget setting up his sweeping spending bill. Now, Manchin is calling for a pause, moderates are resisting key components of the legislation and a new fiscal fight over the debt limit is heating up. ________ Lamest duck ever?
  12. National Pulse Speaking at the 2017 Consortium of Universities for Global Health conference on a panel alongside Anthony Fauci, EcoHealth Alliance President Peter Daszak admitted his controversial “work on coronaviruses in China” was carried out with “funding through” Fauci’s National Institutes of Health agency. The unearthed conference follows Fauci’s repeated attempts to distance his agency from the controversial New York-based non-profit, which, as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant registry shows, used the money to collaborate with the Wuhan Institute of Virology. The National Pulse has previously uncovered footage of Daszak describing the viruses he manipulated as part of his “longtime” collaboration with the Chinese Communist Party-run lab as “killers.” ________ Fauci's Chinese connection.
  13. NY Post Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas issued a warning to those crossing into the United States illegally on Monday, telling migrants their “journey will not succeed.” “If you come to the United States illegally, you will be returned. Your journey will not succeed and you will be endangering your life and your family’s lives. This administration is committed to developing safe, orderly and humane pathways for migration. This is not the way to do it,” he said while visiting Del Rio, Texas. Mayorkas’ warning comes after five days during which more than 12,000 illegal migrants — most of them Haitians — camped underneath the Del Rio International Bridge after crossing the Rio Grande into Texas from Mexico. Lack of security measures along the river and low Border Patrol manpower led to hundreds crossing back and forth over the river, sparking security concerns among local and state officials. Mayorkas emphasized that the “borders are not open, and people should not make the dangerous journey,” adding that some migrants might be under the impression they can get Temporary Protected Status, which is limited to those who arrived in the US before July 29. ________ Please stay home, he said...
  14. Valin

    The Coffee Shop

    Sept 22 2021 Comments are turned off. Learn more Wonder why the comments have been turned off?
  15. Sept. 23 2021 BREAKING UPDATE: This Story Is Being CENSORED And REMOVED Across Social Media! We have been BLOCKED from posting on FACEBOOK for 12 hours. Be sure to follow us on Telegram @projectveritas for continued updates! #CovidVaxExposed This is one of the BIGGEST stories we've ever broke. PART TWO is releasing TODAY at 8pm EST. Visit CovidVaxExposed.com and sign up to get the video directly! Click here to Tweet this story: https://ctt.ec/qc994
  16. pookie18

    Today's Toons 9/22/21

    You're welcome, as always, mass55th!
  17. mass55th

    Today's Toons 9/22/21

    Thanks Pookie!!
  18. Draggingtree

    I Will Make My Lineage Known

    Abbeville Institute I Will Make My Lineage Known By Enoch CadeSeptember 20, 2021 Regarding Afghanistan. There is nothing to say that has not been said better by those, both believers and heretics, better versed in the theology of the “American century,” the “rules-based world order” over which the “indispensable nation” has presided since the largely peaceful dismantling of the godless authority in Russia. And with what such shambolic and shameful consequence: the collapse of a bargain-bin Roman Empire as imagined by a screenwriters with the mental horizons sense of pornographers. That the “last, best hope of mankind” is incompetent, ineffective, corrupt, vicious, stupid, cowardly before foes and treacherous to friends should come as no surprise, particularly to that portion of the population – a not-insignificant one, perhaps even a plurality – whose memories and monuments it is desecrating. And upon whom it has declared war. For the record: I was in the financial district on the morning of 9/11. A trading desk on the 47th floor of a skyscraper; it shuddered when the planes struck the Trade Center. I saw the gaping axe-wound in the side of the South Tower and reams of paper, gilded by the bright late-summer sun, spiraling against a sky of perfect blue. Like millions in America, I bellowed for the head of bin Laden, cheered on the invasion of Afghanistan, “stood with” our heroes in camouflage. A cousin was killed in Iraq, at the second storming of Fallujah; another cousin, his brain literally shaken by Taliban IEDs that burst beneath his Bradley Fighting Vehicle, still struggles with PTSD. And twenty years later I “stand with” the Biden collective’s decision to scurry, like roaches in the kitchen when you turn on the lights, from the “grave of empires.” And God forgive me, my soul swims in a swamp of “schadenfreude” as murky and grim as the Atchafalaya in winter, if I may deploy that wonderful German word describing the satisfaction that comes from the humiliation of a contemptible foe. It would seem that the imperial haruspices – I mean you, Walter Russell Mead, and you as well, V.D. Hanson, Bill Kristol, David Frum, Charles Krauthammer, all of you – misread the entrails on the altar, the divine mandate to “trample out the vintage” of democratic capitalism against foes sneeringly described as stone-age goatherds.
  19. Covid Lockdowns Signal the Rise of Public Policy by Ransom 09/20/2021MISES WIREBen O'Neill In the age of covid, governments have decided to embrace a new kind of policy: they'll hold the population hostage until the public complies with what the state wants. Vaccine Mandates: Who Will Comply, and Why? 09/21/2021MISES WIREJovana Diković The philosophy of covid passports is that people are venal and can be easily bribed and made to conform. But is this true of the people who oppose vaccine mandates?
  20. Mises Institute Why the Federalists Hated the Bill of Rights 09/20/2021 Murray N. Rothbard The Constitution had been ratified and was going into effect, and the next great question before the country was the spate of amendments which the Federalists had reluctantly agreed to recommend at the state conventions. Would they, as Madison and the other Federalists wanted, be quietly forgotten? The Antifederalists, particularly in Virginia and New York, would not permit that to happen and the second convention movement, led by Patrick Henry and George Mason in Virginia and proposed by the New York convention circular letter, was the Antifederal goal. Already the circular letter had won approval from Virginia, North Carolina, and Rhode Island. A second convention would reopen the whole question of the Constitution and allow restrictive amendments and alterations which could severely weaken the rampant nationalism of the new government of the United States. For the same reason, a second convention was precisely what the victorious Federalists had to prevent at all costs. The Federalists, of course, wanted no part of any amendments or reminders of their promises, and Senator Ralph Izard, wealthy Federalist planter of South Carolina, expressed their sentiments at the first session of Congress when he urged
  21. Mandatory Vaccination = Power (Don't Miss This) Via Shannon Leigh DeMarco Vax or Leave Tucker Carlson Tonight https://freenorthcarolina.blogspot.com/2021/09/mandatory-vaccination-power.html https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=900430120566213
  22. An Up side to the Lockdowns.
  23. pookie18

    Today's Toons 9/22/21

    My pleasure, MISBAILEY!
  24. pookie18

    Today's Toons 9/22/21

    You're welcome, Rcat!
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