July 8th – 2020 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1266

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1,104 Responses to July 8th – 2020 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1266

  1. Perot Conservative says:

    Harbor Freight “jack stands” for supporting a car – fail a second time.

    Let me guess… Chinese made.

    https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/buying-maintenance/a33235534/harbor-freight-replacement-jack-stands-recalled/

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    • starfcker says:

      Luckily, jack stands not really a big deal if they fail. (You had one job). Thanks China, once again.

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      • boogywstew says:

        I never crawl under a car unless there are 2 means of support. Jack stand and jack side by side or 2 jackstands side by side are typical for me. NEVER cement blocks which will shatter on occasion.

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        • Johnny Dollar says:

          Do what you know is safe, however,

          I’ve used concrete blocks manufactured for building foundations to hold my car up.

          Cement foundation blocks are rated to withstand 1800 psi. Check Home Depot inventory for specs.

          The weight of a car on each tire exerts a pressure on the ground of, on average, 30 psi.
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ground_pressure

          That’s why I used them.

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          • boogywstew says:

            Many parts of a car’s suspension recede and protrude when lifting a car up or down. If a sharp point was to ever contact a cement block before the rest of the load settled equally you’ll wish it was only Michael Moore sitting on your face. Watch a mason some time. They’ll hold the block in one hand and use a mason hammer to break a block in half with one swift strike. Concrete blocks shatter. I briefly looked online and EVERY reputable auto site says “NO” !!! I managed a Shell gas station for over 3 years and worked in a Mercedes dealership service department. I am a car guy. I will provide you some links within a day. Please take care.

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            • another face in the crowd says:

              Perhaps Johnny Dollar is talking about having the vehicles weight already on the blocks, not suspended above them. I can see both of you being correct in this instance. Yes you wouldn’t want to suspend a vehicle over blocks and expect them not to shatter if the weight dropped suddenly down on the blocks, however I would not expect the stationary weight of a vehicle distributed on the load bearing portion of the block to be an issue.

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            • Had a younger brother-in-law back in the mid 1970’s who used concrete blocks when working under his vehicle. It is exactly what boogystew says: The vibrations from his hammering on a “pickle fork” to separate ball joints worked the same as a mason hammer on the blocks. The blocks severed/split and the car came down on his head. He had the tires removed, thus not much clearance. Not a pretty picture for his parents to find. It was a closed casket funeral. Use your own judgement, I do not tell others what to do.

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          • DiogeneseVindicated says:

            Psi is a measure of stress not load my friend. If you put 350 lbs of force on a 1/2 inch round area that block will shatter like a cheap suit. If your car presents a point load you’re history.

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          • evergreen says:

            Out of concern for your safety and others who might queue off your lead, highly recommend do not use cement blocks to support your vehicle while you work underneath.

            Building foundations rely on concrete blocks in a fashion that is different from how you would use them for your purpose. If not you this time, then you or someone else sometime. It’s a roll of the dice.

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      • Kenji says:

        I do not like that style of jack stand. They’re heavy and kinda klugey with their awkward toothed ratchet height adjustments. I am willing to bet these are failing because of the poor tooth milling and crappy cast iron work. I actually prefer using my lightweight little pot metal jack stands, with a simple pin adjustment. And I never crawl under my car without redundant support. Jack stands AND my floor jack set slightly under the jackstand height. I can think of better ways of dying than with a BMW pinning my chest to the ground … or worse .. ~shudder~.

        But I DO like doing the jobs MYSELF … and doing them RIGHT.

        PS … that cinder block only develops the rated psi under uniform loading spread across every sq in of its bearing surface (not on its face or sides) At the very least you would need a 2×8 to distribute the jacking point load across the ‘hole sides’ of the block. But why? Is your life worth that gamble?

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        • Dutchman says:

          Well, there are solid concrete ‘blocks’ as well. No figure 8 shape, a solid rectangle of concrete, which may be what a previous poster was refering to as ‘foundation blocks’

          While we’re on the subject, guy was working on his pickup, parked on residential street in front of his house.

          Climbed underneath, with only his feet and ankles sticking out, on the ‘street side’.

          Neighbor didn’t notice. Ran over his feet.
          Killed him; cracked his skull when he sat up as a result of the pain ramming his head on the undercarriage.

          Life is terminal.

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          • boogywstew says:

            What kind of car was he working on?

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            • Dutchman says:

              Truck= high ground clearance.
              So, he had a fair amount of momentum going, when he cracked his skull on the frame or whatever, sitting up REAL fast.

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              • boogywstew says:

                I would have guessed he was working on a Gremlin. When I was about 16 years old, my father changed a carburetor on a “67 Ford Falcon Van in the middle of the Throgs Neck Bridge at about 7 pm. The engine is between the seats on these vans. I assisted from the passenger side while my brother was cooking something on a Coleman stove in the back. People were swerving around us and being NYC, every car move is announced with a horn blast. The Throgs Neck carries 6 lanes of I-295 over the eastern end of the East River. The carbwas acting up so my dad brought a new one along “in case”! Exciting times!

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                • Dutchman says:

                  I had a ’63 ford econoline, my second car, when I was 16, same engine location.
                  Brings back memories!
                  Family friend was camping on the backside of Mingus mountain, on the mogollom rim in Az.(Remote location) Packs everything to go home, and his jeep won’t start. Raises the hood, his teenage boys watching and chewing gum.

                  Getting plenty of gas, but no spark. Pulls distributor, and the plastic bakelite rotor cracked in two pieces.
                  WHAT to do, they are STRANDED and this was in the ’60’s, …looks at his kid chewing gum, holds out his hand “spit it out”.
                  Uses the gum to “glue” the rotor together, and,….It WORKS!

                  Cautiously drives off the mountain, onto the highway and back to civilisation.

                  Stops at the first auto parts store he sees, leaves it running while he buys a new rotor. Its raining, so he decides to put it on when he gets home.
                  Runs fine, all the way home, so he tosses the new rotor in the glove box, will “do it later”.
                  Continues to start and run fine, he finally replaces it 3 weeks later.

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                • boogywstew says:

                  When I lived in Asheville, NC, I worked in a 200 mile radius and one flooring installation was somewhere in northern SC. I was up in the SC mountains and finished up about midnight. My alternator died so I fired up my gas powered generator in the very back of my E350 Supervan, ran a short extension cord to the front of the van and plugged in a 2/12 amp charger on 12amp, put it on the dash and the cables reached out the vent windows and under the hood to the battery. It took me 2 hours to get home and I ran the low beams and nothing else electrical.

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                • Dutchman says:

                  I’ll be blanked. Know a guy was stuck in the gunnery range south of gila bend, dead battery. Tried to use a cordless drill, to turn the alternator.
                  Necessity is the muthuh, hey?

                  With these serpentine belts, can’t use nylons in a pinch, any more though, lol.

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                • boogywstew says:

                  No matter what kind of vehicle you own there is probably more than one owners site online. They have been the greatest resource for me. I own an ’04 E350 Powerstroke and a ’90 VW Cabby and I do most of the work on my ex gf’s ’99 Caravan and ’06 Vibe (rebadged Toyota Matrix) You can weed out the crap advice from the sound advice just like here. I will never buy another diesel or “V” engine. The 4 cyl and straight 6 engines are so much easier to get around in the engine compartment. I don’t care about hp. I’m selling my ’04 E350 and shopping for a ’95 or older E350 with the 4.9 liter 6 and I also won’t have to care about emissions testing and the inspection flunking “Eng Serv” light. I’ve had cars that idled smooth as glass, started easily at 0F, got fabulous mileage, no smoke, used no oil and accelerated perfectly AND THEY DON’T PASS INSPECTION??? Emissions inspecting hurt poor working people.

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                • Dutchman says:

                  Hah! I know the resource. Had a ’65 Divco Milktruck, inline 6 223, (Ford).
                  Also a,’65 Corvair, love older precomputer vehicles, although I have,diesels currently.
                  Got an Isuzu mediam duty cab over; tilt the cab, theres the engine. Its a flatbed, and I redid the bed so I pull 4 hitch pins, jack up the bed and drive forward, theres the tranny and driveline!

                  A drivers ed teacher had a 1923 Ford 12 passenger bus donated to his class.
                  Great teaching tool/project. They totally restored it from top to bottom.
                  To demonstrate (he THOUGHT) the need for emissions controls, he took it to be inspected, although obviously it was exempt.

                  He was chagrined to find it passed with great #’s. So, tell me again teacher,…WHY do we need catalyctic converters?
                  LOL!

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                • boogywstew says:

                  My first Corvair was a ’66 500 with the 95 hp and a 3 spd. In PERFECT condition. I had a ’62 Corvan with an 80 hp and a 3 spd. I had a ’63 Monza coupe with the 102 hp, 4 spd and HD brakes and suspension. All total, I had 11 Corvairs on the road.

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                • Dutchman says:

                  Got me beat, just had the one, and cried when I said goodbye.

                  Without sitting down and counting them up, probably owned close to 100 cars in my life, and thats MOSTLY one at a time,…

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                • boogywstew says:

                  I believe the 2nd generation Corvair, 1965 – 1969 was one of the most beautiful car bodies ever designed. Even the 4 doors are beautiful.

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                • Dutchman says:

                  Yrs, I definetly like the second gen better.
                  Mine was a 4 door.

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        • DiogeneseVindicated says:

          My money is on the material as the cause of the problem. The heavy section is good on a strength basis. Metal impurities may even increase the strength under steady load tests. Something that could fool an inexperienced American educated Chinese designer. The problem is that impurities bring the temperature at which the metal loses ductility and becomes brittle to as high as room temperature. Never depend on a steel brace in cold weather.

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    • paper doll says:

      All they know is fraud. There would be serious consequences for the manufacturer from the Chinese government if the product wasn’t fraudulent.

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      • umr_engnr says:

        I personally think this is how we should go after them. If they make a spec claim, safety claim, certification claim, etc., we should randomly sample and test, and if they fail we block imports from that manufacturer.

        A few years ago I was involved in procuring Cat 5e cabling. All the Chinese cable claimed to meet the pertinent specs, but when we tested samples it failed miserably. Upon dissection the cable was terrible quality. How many people rent the test equipment, and how many just trust the manufacturer? It may work most of the time, and when it doesn’t work it will be so intermittent it would be hard to blame the cable.

        FYI, the American made cable passed with margin.

        They are able to lie with impunity and it gives them an unfair competitive advantage.

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      • Ozzie Bowman. says:

        What about the Non-flammable exterior wall panelling from China that resulted in deaths in many countries a year or two back.

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        • paper doll says:

          The list is endless; poisonous pet food, toxic drywall, on and on. We have been subject to their bioweapons for many years….products made in China

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    • umr_engnr says:

      Thanks for the heads up. I have these exact stands, and they’ve been gathering dust in the corner because after inspecting them I didn’t want to trust my life to Chinese steel. Looks like I made the right decision. I guess I’ll be taking them back for a gift card.

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    • Hans says:

      Years ago there was a problem with Chinese certified Aircraft bolts..

      The bolts did not meet the required standards and documents were forged. When some of these bolts failed the corruption was exposed.

      I witnessed this in many manufacturing businesses. The corporate profits are more important then public safety. Remember the exploding gas tank on automobiles. The cost of fixing the problem was greater then the settlement payout. Yes corporate lawyers,

      In an effort to squeeze out maximum profits for their CEO’s and their stock owners corners are cut. Boeing’s 737 max software is a result of this process… not enough testing. Designers not entering all possible flight conditions. Get the plane into production.. people died. Yes it’s a balancing act. But think how much Boeing could have saved in money and reputation if the bean counters lost the argument with production controll.

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      • trapper says:

        “Yes corporate lawyers,” Actually, you are 180 degrees wrong. Corporate lawyers are tremendously risk averse. Just look at all the ridiculous warning labels on everything. The lawyers will always advise fixing problems before they become lawsuits that the lawyers have to defend. It is the business guys who do the cost benefit analysis and decide to NOT take the legal advice their lawyers gave them, and then they look for someone else to blame when it all goes south on them.

        The business world is filled with honest, hard working men and women who want nothing more than to put out a quality product they can be proud of. And then there are, well, the others.

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    • annieoakley says:

      Everything in Harbor Freight is made in China.

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      • Badseed says:

        That is not correct, they are shifting a lot of manufacturing to India. Don’t know that it is any better but it’s not China.

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    • AAA – been a member since 1965 – I think only $35 a year

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  2. sunnydaze says:

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  3. Perot Conservative says:

    Alan Tonelson dissects Biden’s non-plan for our manufacturing & medical production needs.

    He notes major concerns raised with Obama / Biden and manufacturing / supply chain vulnerabilities in 2011 – which received no reply.

    Tonelson considers Biden’s current plan not serious.

    https://alantonelson.wordpress.com/2020/07/08/im-politic-on-bidens-new-plan-for-medical-other-supply-chain-security/

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    • cantcforest says:

      PC, I can’t believe anyone on this site considers Biden to be a thought leader, or any sort of leader, or a serious candidate for the presidency. This election should be memorable for all of the fraud attempted by the dimms and the magic show that accompanies the introduction of a new and improved candidate, who may be neither new nor improved.

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  4. Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

    These 5 RINO senators are saying that they won’t be attending the RNC Nomination Convention in Florida later this year.

    Lamar Alexander of Tennessee
    Susan Collins of Maine
    Chuck Grassley of Iowa
    Lisa Murkowski of Alaska
    Mitt Romney of Utah

    Good riddance!

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  5. plumnelly1 says:

    I plan to spend the rest of today memorizing this lady’s rant about masks. Good job.

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    • Landslide says:

      Preach it! She represents the anger that most of us feel about the mask debacle. It’s insanity. Truly.

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      • MicD says:

        Took our dogs to the Vet, they come out wearing masks to get them.
        Lady pulls up next to us wearing a mask, takes it off and dusts her dash with it and puts it back on :0

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        • boogywstew says:

          My ex gf washed all her masks and laid them on the kitchen counter over paper towels to dry. The cat laid over all of them and napped.

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          • boogywstew says:

            Even the cat has it all figured out.

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          • Pale rider says:

            You know boogywstew, there is truth in the cat story.
            I’ve been aware ‘we are not alone’ we live “in the presence of other worlds” and sometimes you see it in little things that are more perceptive then we.
            How many dog and cat stories do people tell of issues where they save people or comfort them, or guide them either to safety or opportunity? It’s all over in nature and even our own perception, we just are not listening.
            One defining issues has become, if something does not complete as planned after the third attempt, check your thoughts. I work on cars and usually if the third attempt fails, I check elsewhere for clues. It’s worked for me.
            I mean how does a spirit reach someone in a physical world? Tap their shoulder? They would probably have a heart attack on the spot. I suspect it’s in very casual ways. I always look for the clues.
            The cat probably hates the way they look anyway, my dog does.

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            • boogywstew says:

              Odd quirk about a cat though. If you had a 10.000 sq ft open warehouse, completely, spotlessly clean, and you placed a sheet of paper right in the middle … a cat would walk over to it and sit on it. If the cat lived in an adjoining office with a nice bed, no matter. Every time the cat walked through the building it would go a bit out of it’s way to sit on the paper. No wonder people used to think they were demons and witches. “Cats are autistic dogs.”

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              • mr.piddles says:

                A small envelope from the daily mail drop will do.

                Their affinity for boxes is unmatched as well. She was The Runt, but our “Little Cat” will squeeze herself into a box that you would think there’s NO WAY IN HELL should could fit in. I’m talkin’ one of those little 8×10 shipping boxes. But she pulls it off as well as any contortionist. I wish I was that passionate about something. *shrug emoji*

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            • Linda K. says:

              I take care of four old horses for my mom. They are beautiful animals and have a natural herd instinct which includes their human . Yesterday, I was so down and the leader greeted me and put her head on my shoulder for a nuzzle, followed by her best friend horse. We then walked together to the barn.
              I really felt she knew how I was feeling.

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              • Pale rider says:

                I told this story before but worth repeating.
                Everyday I have to move two dogs from one pen to our garage for the night. They run, race to the garage no stopping. One day I was having a serious ‘down in the dumps’ day and I was walking back and just sat down on the edge of the driveway. My male dog stopped running turned around, walked back about 50 feet and just sat with me until I got up. Just like a good friend, didn’t do anything more then just sit and let me pet all my issues away in his fluffy fur.

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            • TrumpPatriot says:

              It’s the thoughts that come and are usually ignored.

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          • …LUCKY SHE DID NOT POOP ON THEM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      • boogywstew says:

        I am being forced to live in a fake world … I’m acting … I’m being coerced into lying … I’m giving false testimony … I’m contributing to scaring people. I’m leading the abusive childhood I had to live as a child all over again.

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        • decisiontime16 says:

          Observations where I live. Masks are more than ever since the beginning of this nightmare. People are like zombies especially women.

          A bit of good news. While walking around in Aldi, a woman asked me why I wasn’t wearing a mask. I told her because I don’t want to. Her reply to my surprise was, thank you! We started chatting and found each other in agreement on all our current issues. I told her I hope there are more of us than them.

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          • umr_engnr says:

            Wearing a mask does not make you a zombie.

            There are numerous scientific and not-so-scientific experiments done to determine the efficacy of face masks. They do show that face masks even the most basic work to some degree in blocking virus sized particles, and work even better blocking water droplets expelled by an infected person.

            Here is one page that is easy to digest with supporting links:
            https://smartairfilters.com/en/blog/can-masks-capture-coronavirus/

            I thought it was ridiculous when this whole things started and they claimed that even N95 and N100 masks couldn’t help. It was obvious that they were lying and just trying to protect the supply for health care professionals. I was surprised how easily everyone ate it up and no one challenged them. I set out to determine for myself whether there was evidence masks helped and whether even basic DIY masks helped. The answer was yes.

            The fact that the mask manufacturer doesn’t want the liability of claiming COVID prevention on their box, is not a good reason to claim that they lack any effectiveness.

            Are masks 100%? No. Are they uncomfortable? Yes. Can they play a part in preventing hospitals from getting overwhelmed? Yes. Were the hospitals ever going to get overwhelmed? Probably not. Are they still helpful in preventing the spread of a virus that is very serious for vulnerable portions of the population? Yes. Does it cost me anything to wear one? No, so I wear one out of courtesy for others. The same reason I cover my mouth when I cough or sneeze, and stay home when I’m sick.

            I do not, however, support mask mandates. I would prefer their be an open discussion and a sharing with the public of data to backup the request. In addition, I think the government owes the American people an apology and explanation for why they lied early on about masks being ineffective.

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            • umr- it is self-centered virtue signalers like you who are destroying our country.

              This is not the place for you so be spewing propaganda.
              Go home to your local FB page so you can join the other ass kissers when they tell you to line up for the boxcars to the Covid Camps.

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              • umr_engnr says:

                You don’t even know me. I gave you a well reasoned response and you call me a virtue signaler? I’m self-centered because when I evaluated the data it showed me that wearing a mask can be beneficial to vulnerable people? So I endure some discomfort so that vulnerable people don’t get sick. That is the opposite of self-centered.

                I didn’t force you to wear a mask. I even said I don’t endorse mask mandates.

                It doesn’t bode well for our society when even in places like this people are told to take a hike just because they question the narrative. I am a long time reader and donor, but I should leave because I dare put forth an alternative point of view.

                I do wear my MAGA hat at the same time so maybe that gets me back my street cred, and I don’t have a FB account.

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                • Avi says:

                  you spoke the truth. unfortunately after so many lies by Fauci and the WHO people are pissed and don’t trust authorities. I am a physician of over 30 years experience and work in a Covid designated hospital and believe in masks. In fact all that was needed was masks and social distancing and no lockdown, but China sequestered all the PPE at first. but once we reved up the lockdowns should have ended after two weeks

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                • Ozzie Bowman says:

                  Consider someone wearing dark clothes walking down a highway at night. Wearing a white shirt does not mean you wont be run over , but it does lessen the odds of a driver having a mental breakdown after killing you. Protective masks can be beneficial. Viewed from a distance there is much wisdom on this site. There is also irrational Knit-Picking.

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                • Carrie says:

                  About cloth masks…

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              • ralf1947 says:

                Seneca,
                Thought you’d enjoy this:
                Wild Bill – Dealing With Mask Meanies.mp4
                (Not sure if I’m doing this cut/paste correctly), or, if it will even get posted…

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              • Pale rider says:

                Boom! Glad you took the lead Seneca!
                Masks are used to beat you into a fetal position. Are they useful? Yep. But in this case who is your God?? Choose wisely.

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                • Pale- thanks. After all that we are going through- and by that I mean the loyal Treepers who are engaged in this battle royal for the soul of our Republic- the last thing we need is to have an apologist for the muzzles come here and spout their BS.

                  Sundance is out there somewhere, carrying out a mission in support of our friends in high places who are trying to drain the Swamp.

                  All of us know what the muzzle masks REALLY mean and it has nothing t do with health and safety.

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              • plumnelly1 says:

                Amen

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            • Just curious. Where do you get your free masks?

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            • liberty, not license says:

              Huh.
              Well, what I know is this: my spouse wore an N-95 Mask as mandated to get a haircut, and upon returning to the car and taking the mask off discovered multiple fine hairs all inside the mask. This person is as meticulous and detail oriented as anyone I know — worked in a profession where not being so would likely result in death.

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              • mimbler says:

                Ha! I conscientiously wear a mask when doing woodworking, and when I later blow my nose, the tissue is the color of the wood I was working with. And those particles are huge compared to the virus.

                I notice that Fauci wears a mask of single layer bandana type material. That can’t be doing a thing. Not to mention he takes it off as soon as the camera is off. At 80 years old he is vulnerable, and that shows he doesn’t believe in masks either.

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            • L4grasshopper says:

              Here is a scientific article referencing a dozen peer reviewed studies that say masks don’t work.

              https://www.rcreader.com/commentary/masks-dont-work-covid-a-review-of-science-relevant-to-covide-19-social-policy?fbclid=IwAR3Zj4tF_uc6uxuj7lkIGoGl3LjICv_VzxrV7UIPXR_LtotQ7UR3nkTAbME

              Could you cite a peer reviewed study that makes the case for masks?

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              • umr_engnr says:

                I appreciate the article. I dove into some of the studies referenced and found that most of them ended up inconclusive, and some seemed to say that masks are useful.

                In the Jacobs study:
                Results: Thirty-two health care workers completed the study, resulting in 2464 subject days. There were 2 colds during this time period, 1 in each group. Of the 8 symptoms recorded daily, subjects in the mask group were significantly more likely to experience headache during the study period (P < .05). Subjects living with children were more likely to have high cold severity scores over the course of the study.

                Conclusion: Face mask use in health care workers has not been demonstrated to provide benefit in terms of cold symptoms or getting colds. A larger study is needed to definitively establish noninferiority of no mask use.

                In the Cowling study summary:
                There is some evidence to support the wearing of masks or respirators during illness to protect others, and public health emphasis on mask wearing during illness may help to reduce influenza virus transmission. There are fewer data to support the use of masks or respirators to prevent becoming infected.

                Most of what I have looked at is experimental data on the effectiveness of masks to block particles. I'd have to see if there is a peer reviewed study.

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                • L4grasshopper says:

                  The point I am making is that despite being told by government that masks are “the best way to fight COVID”, there is not a single scientific study backing that claim up, while there are many that suggest that masks do little or nothing, and even might be counter productive.

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                • Carrie says:

                  Then there’s the little problem that 60.8% of infections are occurring at home- where- yep- you don’t wear a mask…

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              • Lanna says:

                Thank you, this link was exactly what I needed. The Tri-County Health Dept. that covers the Colorado county I live in just threw down a mask mandate today. Individual municipalities may opt out, so I emailed our mayor to urge opting out and included your link. Now I’m going to send the same email to city council members and the local paper. Think I’ll send it to the Tri-County Health board as well, better known as the unelected commies trampling our rights. Their vote for the mask mandate was 5-4.

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            • booger71 says:

              If you want to wear a mask go for it. I choose not to. That is America

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            • Kaco says:

              What about all the mask studies BEFORE the coronavirus?

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            • Due Gonzalez says:

              Because they are. Many proper international scientific studies done regarding masks and influenza. Masks don’t help in stopping the spread. Masks are for sick people and those taking care of the sick. I might add, they are also meant to be used by people who have common sense. Not people like Fauci who plays with his mask and scratches his face while wearing a mask , or the media types who pull down their masks to speak (ha ha just when those nasty viruses are sprayed out), and the Governor of Colorado who not only took off his mask during the Governors conference on the virus with POTUS, but who decided to play with it and swing it around while talking! Captured on TV.

              CDC website updated in June states that if you have prolonged close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID (which they randomly define as 15 minutes) with or without a mask you have exposure. Okie dokie. Just for grins and giggles, if the masked stranger next to you sneezes or coughs, and the droplets land on your mask what to do? Let them breed in the moist petri dish of your mask or take it off? Gasp!

              How about sick people stay home and if you’re out properly covering your cough or sneeze instead of standing in the middle of the aisle and letting ‘er rip? FYI CDC commercial still running which discusses these proven and known measures to prevent the spread of respiratory illness (no masks mentioned).

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              • Avi says:

                “Masks don’t help in stopping the spread. Masks are for sick people and those taking care of the sick. ”
                you do realize the contradiction in those two statements

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                • Due Gonzalez says:

                  No I don’t. People who are in close contact with sick people can wear a mask. You know nurses who are spit on by patients hacking up a storm or even those taking care of actually symptomatic people at home. Not asymptotic people or presumed cases. You don’t see the difference? That’s common sense and CDC has recommended this in the past so it’s consistent. Having everyone wear mask To prevent the spread of respiratory illness is not necessary. My goodness, no singing allowed in California churches even with masks.

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            • abstain says:

              No, it doesn’t make you a zombie.
              It just makes you look like one.

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            • gda53 says:

              This study completely obliterates your post. In a randomized trial of 1600 health-care workers it showed those wearing masks were 6 times (!) as likely to have flu-like illnesses as those in the control group after 4 weeks…

              “This study is the first RCT of cloth masks, and the results caution against the use of cloth masks… moisture retention, reuse of cloth masks, and poor filtration may result in an increased risk of infection.”
              https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/5/4/e006577

              There are countless others which conclude similarly.

              h/t Alex Berenson

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            • littlequilterkitty says:

              Here’s an article for consideration: https://www.health.com/condition/infectious-diseases/n95-respirator-mask-coronavirus

              If masks are so effective at protecting against viruses, then why were so many inmates released from dentention facilites for fear of them catching covid-19? Why not just slap maks on them and keep them contained?

              You hit the nail on the had when you stated: “The same reason I cover my mouth when I cough or sneeze, and stay home when I’m sick.” If a person is sick, stay home. Otherwise go about your business sans mask because your NOT sick.

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            • mimbler says:

              CDC has been studying mask wearing by general population since 1946 till 2018. They have consistently determined that it did nothing for infection rates other than possibly slightly increasing them. They attribute this to constant hand to face fidgeting and possibly a false feeling of protection actually leading to closer contact with people.

              Now, a particular person, for short amounts of time might help things. If I needed to be around a vulnerable person for some necessary reason I would probably wear one. But scientific studies over more than half a century have consistently shown no advantage to a population wearing them in public.

              If CDC was serious about reducing contagion, they would issue a warning that we all take our temperature before going out in public, and stay home if we have a fever. This would be a minimal inconvenience and would actually help. I have to conclude that they are not interested in reducing the spread when they ignore simple things that would actually help, rather than mandate a virtue signaling, fear maintaining policy that does nothing.

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            • Carrie says:

              More about masks.. this from the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons

              https://aapsonline.org/mask-facts/

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            • Zachary Navarre says:

              Unfortunately, there are folks here just as ignorant and unwilling to engage in critical thinking as every other website since the beginning of the internet. It’s not uncommon for people here to go into a zealotous rage just because you dare to go against the groupthink.

              Which is a bit ironic, considering a huge portion of the frustration expressed by people here is due to blind groupthink on the left.

              Your response was 100% reasonable and perfectly factual.
              There is no logical way for someone to argue against anything you claimed or stated.

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            • Linda K. says:

              Fine, you wear a mask.

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            • Joemama says:

              The fallacies in your argument are these::
              1. Does it cost you anything – no.
              This is untrue. Masks cost $. It decreases the amount of O2 your breathe. It increases fear among the public. It shows that you are a compliant serf to the cultural marxist masters making unscientific and unreasonable demands. It may make you more likely to catch COVID-19, because you, like almost all people, are re-using non-sterile masks. It will likely make it more likely that you catch bacterial and other viral diseases.

              2. If you are not sick, you are doing nothing to protect others.

              I was going to continue logically refuting the erroneous points, but I am so tired of arguing this insane crap.

              It is obvious that logic does not apply & you call yourself an engineer. I too an am engineer, but I can research the medical facts and apply logic and apply common sense.

              WHAT IS BEING DONE DURING THIS “PANDEMIC” WITH A VERY LOW DEATH RATE IS UNPRECEDENTED IN HISTORY AND MAKES NO SCIENTIFIC SENSE. IT IS ALL POLITICALLY MOTIVATED AT THIS POINT IN TIME.

              The bottom line is we should not change our longstanding approach to handling disease.
              1. People that are sick should stay home and quarantine
              2. Sick people can wear masks if they want
              3. People that think masks protect them from viruses can wear them if they want.
              4. You protect yourself from disease, you do not destroy other people’s rights and livelihoods to protect others from disease.
              5. If you are vulnerable, you seek prophylactics for the disease or self isolate

              Leave the non-sick people alone.

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        • boogy- RIGHT THE HELL ON.

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    • sunnydaze says:

      whoah….Nailed it!!!!

      Liked by 2 people

    • auscitizenmom says:

      Standing ovation!!!!!!!!!!! 😀

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    • LOVE THIS ^^^^^ MY FEELINGS EXACTLY.

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    • Amy2 says:

      ‘Had an email exchange with my older sister regarding masks today. We’re in Florida, different parts. “But a 19 year old died.” “From complications. One 19 year old out of 330 million people. Those are the types of stories that keep people in fear. By all means, wear your mask. Since it works, I don’t have to wear mine.”

      She is overweight, has high blood pressure and is 66. I said people need to take better care of themselves and be vigilant. (Her job lets her work from home, so except for doing some shopping, she is unaffected.) Wearing a mask is fine, as long as the government doesn’t tell me to (which the local ones are, plus my employer).

      Tomorrow I will be asking her to think back to the 70’s when she was in her mid-twenties. “How would you like to not be able to go to a party or a bar (heaven forbid in the 70’s!). ‘Go bowling or a movie with your friends and have to stay 6 ft. apart and wear a mask? All because there is part of the population that’s vulnerable and everyone is forced to follow arbitrary and unsubstantiated guidelines for people they don’t even know? That is not living, certainly not for our not- vulnerable youth and young adults!

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  6. jay says:

    Neel Kolhatkar video on education. This short video is so well directed, written and acted. A little horror film. it will blow your mind: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKcWu0tsiZM
    For more video made by Neel go to:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClBzWLRnI_Itn2W5c7J9sYQ

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    • boogywstew says:

      In a reasonable world with reasonable people that film would be nominated for a short film Oscar. Many liberals would actually enjoy it. Excellent film!

      Liked by 1 person

    • crikey9 says:

      Our new normal. Thanks for the post…sums it all up oerfectly

      Liked by 1 person

    • L. says:

      Hello Jay,
      Thank you for the video.
      I’m a teacher albeit kindergarten- the videos are scary, but true! My youngest child is in 10th grade, engineering and honors math, AP classes etc. He watched the video and could really relate unfortunately. It looks like the video was made in 2015…wow

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  7. fanbeav says:

    Shep Smith a total never Trumper is moving from Faux News to CNBC! Good riddance!

    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/former-fox-news-anchor-shep-smith-heads-cnbc

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  8. Winston says:

    Always an excellent anti-CCP channel with news from INSIDE China along with analysis of it:

    CCP Officials Told to Prepare for Global Crisis

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  9. Inthedark says:

    My daughter is a nurse in AZ and has Covid. She knew it was probably inevitable but she is terrified for her six month old son! Please pray for her and my grandson Nolan.

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    • Clara says:

      Saying a prayer for your daughter and her son Nolan right now. However, she should know that there is very little risk to a 6-month old from Covid. Actually, almost NULL. This appears to be because Covid-19 is transmitted exclusively via Ace 2 receptors in the nostrils. And the nostrils of infants contain very few of these receptors, not enough to enable serious infection with the virus. In a sense, a human infant is protected just as most other animal species are protected, and for the same reason — all but the adult human nostril lack sufficient numbers of these Ace 2 receptors to precipitate infection.

      So please tell your daughter to relax. Everything will be alright.

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    • Hezzy says:

      DONE!!! Don’t fear!

      Liked by 2 people

    • Skippy says:

      I had Covid 19 also early in 2020. I stayed isolated at home and used OTC meds for lung congestion. I never had peripheral cyanosis in spite of horrible tachypnea but now would buy pulse oximeter.. Newborns post birth often have some oral cyanosis for 48 hours ( see Overview of cyanosis in the newborn.) Thankfully your daughter’s son is six months.As I understand it, children are less susceptible than adults, By all means her pediatrion is key. I will pray for your family.

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    • mallardcove says:

      And this is why there is do much ridiculous fear mongering over this virus. Babies and kids have zero risk in terms of this virus. But as long as parents panic over their kids getting it, we will never be able to go back to normal

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    • Krystal says:

      Prayers!

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    • crikey9 says:

      Hydrochloraquine…zithro and zinc fror daughter and the baby will be fine

      Liked by 2 people

      • samwise163 says:

        HCQ 200 mg twice daily x 5 days
        Zinc 220 Mg Twice daily x 10 days
        Vitamin C 1 Gram twice daily x 10 days
        Azithromycin 500 mg daily or 10 mg/kg daily x 5 days

        Good to go!

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    • realeyecandy1 says:

      tell her to ask for Hydroxy … Zinc … and Z pack!!!! Seems to be the best meds

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    • Serena says:

      Saying prayers for your daughter and your baby grandson. God bless and heal them.

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    • lackawaxen123 says:

      a nurse unaware that her 6 month old is not at risk ?

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      • mimbler says:

        They probably only get real ongoing education for issues directly addressed by their job. She certainly didn’t learn about covid getting her nursing degree since it is so new. And if she is like the typical American, she would get her covid info on the 10:00 news, or on the radio on her commute home.

        We at the treehouse are far better informed on covid than most of the healthcare workers. I’ve heard them interviewed and they are either woefully misinformed or lying to us.

        Our local infection specialist for our 500,000 metropolitan area last week said that Covid kills 3 to 4 percent of the people that get it, and that was the basis for our local mask mandate. He obviously gets his medical info from CNN or the like.

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    • dilonsfo says:

      Yeah, here’s a study that may help your daughter ease her fears about her six month old son. Children are pretty safe.

      https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/children-may-not-be-coronavirus-super-spreaders-australian-study-1.4923748

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    • straightstreet says:

      My prayers for your daughter and your grandson!

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  10. Perot Conservative says:

    John Solomon says Indictments by Labor Day… or maybe not.

    Supposedly “good signs” and comments from defense lawyers. On Lou Dobbs last night.

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/doj-activity-indicates-john-durham-preparing-indictments-john-solomon-reports

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  11. Ono says:

    Brain dead Biden is proclaiming the police as the enemy and wants to defund them.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/07/biden-says-police-become-enemy-calls-cutting-police-funding-video/

    Defunding the police is not going to make them go away…

    It’s going have the police writing more citations, higher parking fees and fines and less time protecting the citizens of the community.

    If anything needs defunding its congress, county supervisors and city councils. They get plenty from bribes and kickbacks.

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    • decisiontime16 says:

      It’s hard to imagine a candidate for President of the United States advocating for lawlessness. It’s where we are now with the democrat party. Unbelievable.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Ono says:

        I don’t think Biden is “The Candidate” for the Dems. I think he is being told to lay out the platform for the DNC for a real extreamist.

        It is hard to imagine indeed

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  12. Great news Treepers, new poll shows Trump wining 309 electoral votes. Fresh off the press!

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1305342/Trump-news-Donald-Trump-US-election-2020-latest-Black-Lives-Matter

    Liked by 4 people

  13. sunnyflower5 says:

    President Trump Signs a Joint Declaration with the President of the United Mexican States

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    • MicD says:

      Thanks for posting this !
      POTUS Trump ~
      ” The Nation State remains the worlds best chance for peace and prosperity”…
      MAGA MMGA MCGA <— USMCA

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  14. patti says:

    FLASHBACK: Four Years Ago This Week Barack Obama Scolded America for Being Racist at Funeral for 5 Police Officers Slain by BLM Terrorist

    Video / More at GP:
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/07/flashback-four-years-ago-week-barack-obama-scolded-america-racist-funeral-5-police-officers-slain-blm-terrorist

    Liked by 7 people

    • The American Patriot says:

      Furher O hates law enforcement and the police.

      Liked by 2 people

      • MitchRyderDetroitWheels says:

        The police acted stupidly…..that was sold gold Jerry

        I despise that bastid

        Liked by 5 people

        • cantcforest says:

          Are you consciously toning down your rhetoric? I certainly agree with you, but I was expecting a full on condemnation.

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        • Kay123 says:

          The Muzzi doesn’t like police, FBI, CIA, or anybody
          who “controls his power” Unless…like the
          raacist bas tard he is….he can “appoint” his
          own “jihad team.” Which he did.
          They are muslim, communists, marxists, gangsters,
          cartels, pirates, Muzz Brohood, BLM, PLO, Al Qaeda.
          ISIS / ISIL,… Bin Laden…( whom he looks like)
          ( his ARMY …you know…. the “friendlies” and
          “terrorist” comrades he bragged about in 2010 .)

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    • crikey9 says:

      And dont forget the six officers gunned down in Baton Rouge by a son of Obama…3 dead 3 wounded…July 7th Houston….July 17th Baton Rouge…hmmmmm never believe in coincidences.

      Georg3 Bush behavior at Houston memorial was sad, disgusting and really demonstrated what a shallow troll he is

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    • 0bama & his agitation network astroturfed and embraced the OWS crime wave, but they were mostly just lazy slackers who weren’t violent enough to effect his “national transformation” – so he did his Alinsky act with blacks which showed early promise, but had to be abandoned when he couldn’t pass the “Hope & Change” torch to Madam Hillary . . . so what we’re seeing now is this jug-eared jack-wagon & his cabal giving it one last DESPERATE & DEPRAVED BIG PUSH to “transform” our nation.

      But it’s not going to work . . . . all he’s going to do is destroy his own party (he’s practically there now) . . . . and I’m good with that, but NOVEMBER IS EVERYTHING!

      Democrats have positioned themselves so that a Trump landslide in November will implode their party….MAKE IT HAPPEN!

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  15. MILupper says:

    NBC News Announces White Men Bad. Hiring Ban.

    “As a news organization we have a unique responsibility to reflect the country and all of the communities we serve,” Conde said in an internal memo. “Simply put, we aspire to achieve two concrete goals: that 50% of our News organization employees be women and 50% of our total workforce be people of color.”

    As of now, women make up 50 percent of the organization’s workforce. People of color make up 27 percent.

    Now the big question: what woke white people will be tossed from MSNBC? Joe Scarborough? Rachel Maddow? Chris Hayes?

    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2020/07/07/nbcs-eyerolling-news-room-shakeup-n2572070

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  16. Henry says:

    They are so taking over the world.

    https://153news.net/watch_video.php?v=XK1R4SS4WUS2
    US Socialist Convention Ridiculed After Righteous Outburst Over Gender Pronouns

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  17. sunnydaze says:

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  18. RAC says:

    If you have some time to spare you might like this. It is an article about the china flu from the Swiss viewpoint. It’s a long read but I found it worthwhile, it’s a pleasant change from the fake news hysteria.
    https://swprs.org/a-swiss-doctor-on-covid-19/

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  19. Henry says:

    https://www.businessinsider.nl/people-vintage-mask-ads-spanish-flu-1918-pandemic-2020-5?international=true&r=US

    According to the report, the “public health villains blamed for careless coughing, spitting, and sneezing during the influenza pandemic were frequently represented, at least visually, as men behaving badly.”

    The prevalence of men in the ads also could be that it was considered indecent to depict women performing such natural bodily functions as sneezing, although some public health posters do illustrate women and not men.

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  20. Robert Smith says:

    “Republicans were the first to elevate Black People to equal political power!”

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  21. zephyrbreeze says:

    This person claims to have access to the PACER system, and posits his theory of what really happened to Ghislane Maxwell, and that maybe she’s in Gitmo. This is rabbit hole stuff, but the screen shots are interesting nontheless, along with the speculation about the role of Federal Marshalls.

    PACER (acronym for Public Access to Court Electronic Records) is an electronic public access service of United States federal court documents. It allows users to obtain case and docket information from the United States district courts, United States courts of appeals, and United States bankruptcy courts.
    Created by: Administrative Office of the United States

    https://www.monkeywerxus.com/blog/get-maxwell-just-as-i-suspected

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    • fionnagh says:

      The documents appear to be legit. The giveaway is the series of letters and numbers at the far top of each page. This string does not appear until after a document has been e-filed. (Have e-filed hundreds of documents in Washington and Oregon Federal Courts; the numbers are part of the court’s software…) I didn’t access the USDC in New Hampshire only because my PACER account belongs to my employer, and I’d like to continue working for awhile:) So if you want to view at least the docket, go here: http://www.courtlistener.com.

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  22. sunnyflower5 says:

    Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany Holds a Briefing

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  23. Winston says:

    The “woke” censoring is hitting its full propagandistic stride. Joseph Goebbels would be so envious.


    Liked by 2 people

    • Henry says:

      Do you think sending children back to school safe is safer than sending prisoners back to prison?

      Moron

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    • Simple Citizen says:

      And this is why (according to Wikipedia):

      Reddit was founded by University of Virginia roommates Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian in 2005. Condé Nast Publications acquired the site in October 2006. In 2011, Reddit became an independent subsidiary of Condé Nast’s parent company, Advance Publications. In October 2014, Reddit raised $50 million in a funding round led by Sam Altman and including investors Marc Andreessen, Peter Thiel, Ron Conway, Snoop Dogg, and Jared Leto. Their investment valued the company at $500 million then. In July 2017, Reddit raised $200 million for a $1.8 billion valuation, with Advance Publications remaining the majority stakeholder. In February 2019, a $300 million funding round led by Tencent brought the company’s valuation to $3 billion.

      Then we go here on the same Wikipedia website:

      Advance Publications, Inc. is an American media company owned by the descendants of S.I. Newhouse Sr., Donald Newhouse and S.I. Newhouse Jr. It is named after the Staten Island Advance, the first newspaper owned by the Newhouse family, in which Sam Newhouse bought a controlling interest in 1922. The company is nominally headquartered in the Advance offices in Staten Island’s Grasmere neighborhood, though Advance has never had an official headquarters.

      As of November 2019, it was ranked as the 221st largest privately held company in the United States, according to Forbes. Crain’s ranked Advance Publications the 4th largest private company in the New York area in 2012.

      In addition to holding publishing and communication assets, Advance serves as the holding company for the family’s 31% stake in cable entertainment company Discovery Inc. Advance also owns a 13% stake in Charter Communications, which it received when Bright House Networks merged with Charter. In August 2018, Advance/Newhouse (“A/N”) notified Charter Communications that it intends to establish a credit facility collateralized by a portion of Advance/Newhouse Common Units in Charter Communications Holdings, LLC. That same month, Condé Nast CEO Robert A. Sauerberg Jr. announced his five-year strategy to generate $600 million in new revenue from new revenue streams while driving costs out of the business.

      Then here on the same website:

      Donald Edward Newhouse (born 1929) is an American billionaire heir and business magnate. He owns Advance Publications, founded by his father, Samuel Irving Newhouse Sr., in 1922, whose properties include Condé Nast (publisher of such magazines as Vogue, Vanity Fair, and The New Yorker), dozens of newspapers across the US (including The Star-Ledger, The Plain Dealer, and The Oregonian), cable company Bright House Networks and a controlling stake in Discovery Communications. According to Forbes, he has an estimated net worth of $11.8 billion. He resides in New York City.

      Then there is this little ditty from a TEEN VOGUE INTERVIEW with an ANTIFA scholar (warms your heart):

      “What is antifa?

      I would say Antifa is a pan-radical-left politic, or activity of militant self-defense against the far right. It is a specific tendency, within a broader historical anti-fascist movement that goes back a century, that focuses on pan-left politics and a direct action strategic or tactical emphasis on fighting the far right. They don’t think that we should turn to the police or the state to stop neo-Nazi or far-right organizing; instead they advocate popular opposition and, if necessary, a militant response.

      What is their primary motivation, and what activities do they typically engage in?

      Antifa grows out of a larger revolutionary politics that aspires toward creating a better world, but the primary motivation is to stop racists from organizing; doing that can take many forms, and so the tactical repertoire of anti-fascists is broad.

      The vast majority of what they do does not entail any physical confrontation. They focus on researching white supremacists and neo-Nazis across different social media platforms, figuring out who their leaders are, what other groups they are networking with, [and] where they are trying to hold events, so they can contact hotels or local venues to get the owners to cancel the events and, if they refuse to cancel, organize a boycott or campaigns of public pressure against them. They also organize public education campaigns and form alliances with unions and social movements to organize large demonstrations. Part of it, however, and this is what gets the most attention, entails self-defense and, at times, confronting these groups before they can gain enough momentum to promote their politics.”

      (By Abdullah Shihipar, interviewing: Dartmouth College historian Mark Bray, who is the author of Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook.)

      They just want to boycott all those Nazis that are sleeping under people’s beds, re-educate (UH UM, I mean educate the public) and defend themselves with a 9MM when people are simply trying to drive through Provo. It is a good thing that we have the Ivy League to explain this one to us and an Advance Publication’s product to sell it to our children.

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    • WVNed says:

      Why would anyone bother going there except perhaps the mentally ill?

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    • Kay123 says:

      Ok Winston….
      You got me…. What is POC? I know what POS
      is…..guess my mind doesn’t pick up those
      symbols……/s haha

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  24. III% says:

    This may have been covered earlier and I missed it, if so sorry.

    The contribution I made to “Let’s Roll America” was refunded today because the goal wasn’t made. While that is to bad, I have decided to donate it to Sundance for his mission.

    My challenge is for the rest of you to do the same.

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  25. Todd says:

    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/biden-embraces-green-new-deal-newly-released-biden-sanders-policy-platform Wow between this and defunding the police Biden seems to be defeating his own candidacy.

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    • Bernie was an obscure congressional laughingstock for DECADES until 0bama astroturfed, agitated and then embraced the OWS morons giving Sanders an opening on the national stage.

      Brain-dead Biden was widely regarded as “the dumbest man in the senate” until 0bama picked him out of the political dumpster to be the token white “yes man” to the failed Hope & Change” agenda.

      Now, these two buffoons are all that’s left of the once great party of Truman & JFK leading democrats to what will be an electoral landslide in favor of President Trump which will make the one suffered by Hillary in ‘16 look like a Sunday school picnic.

      Nice work Barry, you screwed your own party over real good!

      Liked by 4 people

      • sDee says:

        And …. they likely did not care that they had no one in the Uniparty(D) bullpen because they never figured on a challenge from outside the Uniparty. It was gonna be 8 years of HIllary after Jeb threw the race, followed by 8 years of a Uniparty (R) president elected by a demoralized Republican base. They were figuring on 16 years to complete America’s death march, and establish us as yet-another globalist nation-state.

        Then came Donald Trump and his deplorables.

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    • Todd- Sadly, this insanity is EXACTLY what their voters want.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Robert Smith says:

      This is a religion that x% of people will instantly vote for. Because a good part of their Democrat voting base will NEVER leave – assemble the votes.

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    • Free Speech says:

      Just taking his orders from Beijing. China is going to print MILLIONS of fake ballots. They have no intention of letting Trump get back in .

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  26. Ausonius says:

    Get this! We (i.e. Mrs. Ausoinus and I) just received ALERTS! on our cell phones!

    “Wear a mask while in public! As of 6:00 P.M. this is mandatory in Franklin County.”

    Ignorance of an unconstitutional ukase from RINO Nanny-Stater Wannabe Dictator Gov. DeWine will be no excuse!

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  27. WeThePeople2016 says:

    Read the responses. Going on all over the country.

    Liked by 6 people

    • Bogeyfree says:

      I’ve been posting for days……..

      Test the Tests

      They are rigged!

      These people lie about everything.

      So the American people this is another scam and the election is over.

      Landslide for PT

      Liked by 8 people

    • Todd says:

      My neighbors daughter was supposed to have a Covid test three days ago she overslept and missed the appointment. Today she got her test results.. they came back positive!! She never took the test!!!!

      Liked by 7 people

    • jeans2nd says:

      Wolfm00n is still around? Huh. ‘Magine that. Thought Wolfm00n was one of those who left in a huff, never to be seen again.
      Good to know.

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  28. WeThePeople2016 says:

    The TX AG needs to step in.

    Liked by 4 people

    • WIVoter says:

      Why wouldn’t Governor Abbott agree with the mayor of Houston? I’m being dead serious. Governor Abbott has gone nuts over Covid-1984 in recent days so why wouldn’t he be leading the charge to shut down the Republican Party in-person state convention?

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  29. ms Idaho says:

    There are, as usual, a number of really good posts at AmericanThinker.com today.

    One – A Turning Tide: https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/07/public_is_not_opening_its_pocketbooks_to_democrats_in_the_statehouse_races.html
    About Democrat fundraising at the state level – or the lack thereof …

    Another: The Gangsterization of the Democrat Party
    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/07/the_gangsterization_of_the_democrat_party.html

    Gary Gindler makes a good comparison between the stock market looking ahead 6 months and the politicians doing essentially the same.

    He opines that much of the destruction, rioting, looting etc happening today is because the Dems KNOW the election results.

    I was reminded of the Project Veritas video from the Sanders campaign in Iowa – the threat that if Sanders didn’t get the nomination they would burn down Minneapolis.

    I have another possible analogy. If you have ever had to evict a renter what is the level of destruction of your property that you can expect?

    What if these Democrat governors and Mayors KNOW they will lose the upcoming election? What if their goal is to encourage maximum destruction to prepare the scene for a Republican replacement?

    If you know anything about how irresponsible people think, would that be a huge surprise motivation?

    Liked by 4 people

    • Ausonius says:

      Consider how the Clinton’s trashed the White House deliberately in preparation for G. W. Bush’s family and staff.

      Liked by 4 people

    • jeans2nd says:

      One should mention that American Thinker has now outlawed ad-blockers, and hits you with their own page-blocker no matter which article one attempts to read.
      Some things aren’t just worth the fuss.

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      • ms Idaho says:

        i’ll have to quote from a more interesting part of the blog so folks know what i am emphasizing. should have done that today. sorry

        Liked by 1 person

        • jeans2nd says:

          You did fine, ms idaho, ad-blockers just irritate me.

          Liked by 1 person

          • ms Idaho says:

            me too. if i didn’t find so many interesting posts at the AmThinker i wouldn’t allow their ads.
            I watch a lot of TV oldies – Mash, Columbo, – over the air, not cable or satellite. Commercials are over the top – i ignore them. Or comment to myself on their fake promos.
            Lots of web ‘stuff’ sneaks ads in under my blocker radar.
            Sigh
            Truth in advertising used to be real.

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      • cjzak says:

        It is a pain, but the writers and articles on that site are so good, I plow through it because I really want to read them. Lots of good replies too.

        Liked by 2 people

    • Kay123 says:

      ms Idaho…. your analogy of evicting a renter…. damage done.
      I have handled that this way……
      I’m sorry we had this problem…. but I have no choice.
      Please be out by xxxxx xxxx. I will inspect the unit with
      you on xxxx xxx day and I will mail your damage deposit
      to you unless there is “damage”…. beyond normal wear.

      Never had a problem. EVERYONE WANTS THAT
      DAMAGE DEPOSIT BACK.

      We need to charge those lazy, career, “OCCUPYING,”
      barbarians….. looting, burning, smashing, trashing,
      WILL COST YOU plenty!!
      You Break It…. you PAY for it

      Not once did I hear anyone condem their
      activities… by mayors remaining “silent”
      they were CONDONING BAD BEHAVIOR.

      Charge mayors also…. they were just as guilty.

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      • ms Idaho says:

        Key
        you know and i know that the condoning of bad behavior is the problem. From the AmericanThinker blog, tho, i got an idea that the ignoring of or encouraging of bad behavior MIGHT stem from the possibility that the Dems KNOW (internal poling? residents and businesses exiting?) that they will LOSE. They want to leave a Repub Gov or Mayor a mess to clean up. a cost of many $$ to recover / rebulld. See the Ausonius post above about the oh-so-class(less) Clintons trashing the White House on their exit.

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        • Kay123 says:

          “We the people” should have sued the Clintons
          for $15 million for theft…damages…trash and heaven
          knows what all we weren’t told about.
          All those things belong to “We the People.” That’s US !!

          ALL ACTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES !!
          You break it you PAY FOR IT. Same for presidents.

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      • dilonsfo says:

        You are right. They should be charged in a conspiracy. Many voiced their joining in the riots…and that is joining and furthering the conspiracy. But the DOJ will never charge them and the state attorney general will never charge them. But they are guilty of co-conspiracy.

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  30. WeThePeople2016 says:

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  31. WeThePeople2016 says:

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    • WeThePeople2016 says:

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    • Michelle says:

      Perhaps that’s why many medical workers got sick.

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    • Cloth mask 6x more likely than surgical mask?
      When I first read this I thought it meant cloth mask 6x more likely than no mask?
      And 97% of cloth mask admitted viral particles, in hospitals.
      But how effective are cloth mask in non hospital settings?
      And when he said “to be clear”, it was more confusing.
      Not comprehensive, not clear, my fake checker is flagging this post for being different than the article.

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  32. Another Ian says:

    For the record

    “British court rules against Christopher Steele, orders damages paid to businessmen named in dossier.”

    http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/index.php/2020/07/08/when-the-fbi-does-it-that-means-its-not-illegal-2/

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  33. Bogeyfree says:

    Lets see……

    Their stance on hydroxychloroquine + zinc was a lie

    Their counting of cases to include probable is a lie

    Their fear mongering of massive death of children if they go back to school is a lie

    Their death by Covid data is a lie

    They said masks works and that’s a lie

    And now it looks like their test results are a scam and a lie

    The American people are going to very pissed off when the truth comes out.

    It is time Mr. President to add a team of real and honest medical health care experts to the Pence Team and expose their FRAUD.

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    • Deplore Able says:

      Russia collusion was a lie.
      Obstruction was a lie.
      The President lied when he said his campaign was wire-tapped, was a lie.
      Flynn lied was a lie.
      The President is suffering dementia was a lie.
      Shampeachment was a lie.
      President knew about Russia bounties was a lie.

      When will the sheeple figure this out.

      Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.

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    • gsonFIT says:

      And yet these are the same folks that want to fundamentally alter the world economy to account for climate change. I’ll buy that for a dollar.

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    • Excellent: “It is time Mr. President to add a team of real and honest medical health care experts to the Pence Team and expose their FRAUD.”

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      • dilonsfo says:

        I think President Trump should disband the medical team all together. The CDC has lied so much that President Trump came right out and said he “disagrees” with the CDC. Might as well give them all the boot.

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  34. BIG! (at least to me)
    Butler County Sheriff: ‘I am not going to be the mask police’
    Butler Co. Sheriff Richards Jones says he won’t enforce the Ohio Dept. of Health mask policy
    July 7, 2020 at 4:53 PM EDT – Updated July 8 at 12:08 AM

    BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio (FOX19) – Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones says he’s not going to enforce mask policy or have his deputies stop people and tell them to put their mask on.

    On Tuesday, Gov. Mike DeWine announced that masks are required at any indoor location that is not a home in Butler and Hamilton counties – with exceptions.

    https://www.fox19.com/2020/07/07/butler-county-sheriff-i-am-not-going-be-mask-police/

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  35. sunnydaze says:

    Another good #WalkAway vid from last year. I cannot believe how many NEW #WalkAway posts there are from the last few weeks. Dem Madness is really helping us out!… A Lot!!

    Loved this comment from that vid: ….” I realized I wasn’t a Democrat when CNN kept pissin me off.”….

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  36. Todd says:

    So Rasmussen & Rasmussen reports are two different survey groups??

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    • jaxnix says:

      Scott Rasmussen sold his polling business several years ago … so – Rasmussen polls are not associated with him any longer. Scott Rasmussen does still comment and editorialize under his own nam.

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  37. ms Idaho says:

    you mean …
    you mean you don’t have luxurious accommodations?
    well, consider being homeless in LA or San Fran
    research might show other preferred cities …

    Liked by 1 person

    • tuskyou says:

      Honestly I’m surprised they didn’t pull this in Chicago (I’m in the burbs). Then again maybe they did and kept it quiet.

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  38. So is Mr. West calling our Airmen in missile silos (bunkers) and sailors in Submarines (underwater bunkers) cowards?

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  39. VandalizeDuhMastuhsAlgorithms says:

    A courteous reminder that 34 days ago, the following 8 Republican Senators of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs,

    Ron Johnson, WI (Chairman)
    Josh Hawley, MO
    Rob Portman, OH
    Rand Paul, KY
    James Lankford, OK
    Mitt Romney, UT
    Rick Scott, FL
    Michael Enzi, WY,

    voted to authorize Senator Johnson to issue subpoenas as follows:

    1. To the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for the production of all records related to
    the Crossfire Hurricane investigation…

    2. To the Department of State for the production of all records related to meetings or
    communications between Department of State officials or employees with Christopher
    Steele,…

    3. To the Office of the Director of National Intelligence for the production of all records
    related to the “unmasking”…

    4. To the following listed persons…

    i. James A. Baker
    ii. John Brennan
    iii. Sidney Blumenthal
    iv. James Clapper
    v. Kevin Clinesmith
    vi. James Comey
    vii. Patrick Conlon
    viii. Kelly Degnan
    ix. Michael Dempsey
    x. Mary Gleason
    xi. Seth Greenfeld
    xii. Kathleen Kavalec
    xiii. Jacob Lew
    xiv. Denis McDonough
    xv. Arthur “Danny” McGlynn
    xvi. Sally Moyer
    xvii. Michael Neufield
    xviii. Victoria Nuland
    xix. Stephanie L. O’Sullivan
    xx. Lisa Page
    xxi. John R. Phillips
    xxii. Joe Pientka
    xxiii. Samantha Power
    xxiv. E.W. “Bill” Priestap
    xxv. Sarah Raskin
    xxvi. Susan Rice
    xxvii. Cody Shearer
    xxviii. Nathan Sheets
    xxix. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall
    xxx. Erik Simmons
    xxxi. Peter Strzok
    xxxii. Adam Szubin
    xxxiii. Jonathan Winer

    “The Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs is the chief oversight committee of the U.S. Senate. ”

    http://www.hsgac.senate.gov/05/28/2020/business-meeting-

    Random quote from Sir Winston Churchill –

    “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile – hoping it will eat him last.”

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  40. Magabear says:

    At least the world of hockey hasn’t totally caved in to the SJW mobs. Stand strong, you’re the only sport I have left!

    Liked by 2 people

  41. Troublemaker10 says:

    Black Lives Matter Philadelphia leader proposes five-year plan to abolish police

    Black Lives Matter Philadelphia leader proposes five-year plan to abolish police

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  42. tuskyou says:

    https://gab.com/KaiserWilly/posts/104480451566093969
    Not sure if this tweet will embed. There’s a link within to a released transcript of George Floyd’s arrest/death. I skimmed the transcript–it’s very long.

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  43. WhiteBoard says:

    May i recommend everyone watching this.

    i say very little because you need to have your unique unbiase instinctual impression

    this is Bill and Melinda smiling about something coming soon.

    Liked by 2 people

  44. Brant says:

    Getting my annual physical on Monday. I’m so getting an antibody test since I think I had it in late November. I will report back.

    Liked by 1 person

  45. jeans2nd says:

    Former Trump Nat’l Sec Advisor HR McMaster will be on the John Batchelor Show at 9:00 p.m. EST.
    No doubt McMaster is selling a book. Another durn book.
    This ought to be fun {{shudder}}

    Liked by 2 people

    • jeans2nd says:

      Oh my goodness!!! Smelling salts, somebody bring me the smelling salts!!!

      HR McMaster is speaking of his Wall Street Journal op-ed today, on national security, and the threat from China, wrapped up in our new USMCA negotiated by our “hyper-competent” (McMaster’s words) Trade Negotiator Lighthizer.

      Praise!!! Praise from HR McMaster for our Negotiator-in-Chief President Trump!!!
      C’mon guys, those smelling salts are late…

      The audio from John Batchelor should be up after 11:00 p.m. EST. Do not miss this conversation if at all possible.

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  46. Texsun says:

    OK, a rational person would say it is all over for “Sleepy Joe” and the demonrats. But who knows any more. Biden supports defunding the police because they are the enemy.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/07/biden-says-police-become-enemy-calls-cutting-police-funding-video/

    I guess we will all just have to take his advise and when the bad guys come to our home, just go out on the balcony and discharge a shotgun, twice, in the air. INCREDIBLE! This is definitely the Twilight Zone. BTW, I don’t have a balcony.

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  47. Free Speech says:

    The stories on Covid testing are getting nuttier and nuttier. Tonight I’ve heard 3 different accounts of people who were ‘scheduleld’ to get a covid test, but for various reasons didn’t get tested (line too long so they left, missed work). In all 3 accounts, the people who were never tested got phone calls informing them they had tested positive.

    In all 3 cases, it’s hospitals involved. How is all this fraud not being called out?

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  48. Linda K. says:

    Col Klink ..er Vindman retires from the military. Too bad we can’t get all those great military men back in to service that Obama purged.

    https://www.lucianne.com/2020/07/08/alexander_vindman_trump_impeachment_witness_retires_from_military_38421.html

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  49. WeThePeople2016 says:

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    • WeThePeople2016 says:

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      • gabytango says:

        I wrote to both Mayor Gimenez and Mayor Suarez earlier today about this re-shut-down of Miami and the necessity of opening the schools.

        I told them both that I was so disappointed and had expected better, knowing they were both Cuban born and KNOW what life is like under socialism/communism – yet here they both are, assisting in destroying small businesses and the middle class, and essentially getting us to that awful nightmare from which they and their families escaped!

        I’m furious! 😡

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    • WeThePeople2016 says:

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