NOTRECOMMENDED: HOME DEPOT online purchase

FROM HOME DEPOT

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How many stars would you give your recent online purchase?
View as web page
 
RATE & REVIEW
YOUR HOME DEPOT PURCHASE
 
Ferdinand, How many stars would you give Kidde Pro 340 3-A:40-B:C Fire Extinguisher?

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A used old and discharged one was delivered. Of course, it was returned and I will not be ordering online from Home Depot again!

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NEWJERSEY: Why can’t “we” initiative, referendum, and recall?

http://www.jeffjacoby.com/25339/a-jewel-in-the-crown-of-california-democracy

A jewel in the crown of California’s democracy
Jeff Jacoby

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Like the ability to pass or repeal laws via the ballot box — initiative and referendum — the recall is one of the mechanisms of direct democracy that were adopted in many states during the Progressive Movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In California, the campaign to add them to the state constitution was spearheaded by Governor Hiram Johnson, who wanted to blunt the political power of California’s corrupt railroad monopolies. In an impassioned inaugural address, he hailed the initiative, referendum, and recall as the best way to give to the electorate the power of action when desired, and . . . place in the hands of the people the means by which they may protect themselves.”

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During the Florio tax revolt — hands across New Jersey — was championing I,R,&R. 

But the “movement” was taken over by the R’s when they subverted the leadership and that ended that.

A plague on both their “houses”, the R’s and the D’s.

“We, The Sheeple” need to grow some “huevos muchos grande” and make this a litmus test for candidates who want their vote.

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GOVERNACIDE: The Deadly Precedent of the Waco Whitewash – LewRockwell

Danforth was dismissive not only of written evidence but of convincing visual evidence. Waco: Rules of Engagement, a movie that won an Emmy and was nominated for an Academy Award, shows lengthy footage of FBI tanks repeatedly and systematically demolishing much of the building. Harvard Prof. Alan Stone, one of the outside experts the Justice Department tapped in 1993 to examine the incident, concluded, “Some of the government’s actions may have killed people before the fire started. I cannot tell whether the tanks knocked down places where people were already. I don’t know if there were people in there crushed by the collapsing building [as a result of FBI tanks plowing into the structure] before the fire started.”

The Deadly Precedent of the Waco Whitewash – LewRockwell

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In his Washington Post oped in October, Danforth wailed that Trump’s accusing the Commission on Presidential Debates of favoritism “destroys public confidence in the most basic treasure of democracy, the conduct of fair elections” and “paves the way to violence in the streets.” But for many Americans, “government under the law” is the basic treasure of democracy. And Danforth’s yapping about the peril of “violence in the streets” rings hollow after he whitewashed a federal assault that left 80 people dead. Americans are sick and tired of the “move along, nothing to see here” version of democracy that Danforth offered.

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The Gooferment kills.

Waco was, and is, a national disgrace.

If there was any justice, the FBI and the BATF would be shut down IMMEDIATELY.

Just wait until they come for you, then “We, The Sheeple” will see that the parasite class of politicians and bureaucrats is dangerous to life and liberty.

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GOVERNACIDE: 63,000 Violent Felons released in the Pepuls Republik of Kaliforkneeah

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/zerohedge/feed/~3/TTxIacSxOII/california-offer-early-release-over-63000-violent-felons

California To Offer Early Release To Over 63,000 Violent Felons300+Zero Hedgeby Tyler Durden

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California To Offer Early Release To Over 63,000 Violent Felons

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is giving 76,000 inmates – 63,000 of which are violent and repeat felons – the chance to leave prison early, allowing inmates with good behavior to shorten their sentences by 1/3 instead of the 1/5 instituted in 2017, according to the Associated Press.

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What could go wrong?

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MONEY: Hidden inflation

Costco paper towels: Now with 20 fewer sheets per roll
5/1/2021, 10:29:18 PM · by dynachrome · 30 repliesredflagdeals ^ | 4-26-21 | frozatio
Costco paper towels. Same price as the previous several times buying them. Now with 20 fewer sheets. 140/160= .875 Inflation rate: 8.75% Find the old rolls in store with 160 sheets and it’s effectively like buying the new sheets at 8.75% off!

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Here’s an example of inflation being hidden!

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Disney gets a “get out of jail free” card again

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20210430/10004546712/disney-got-itself-if-you-own-themepark-carveout-floridas-blatantly-unconstitutional-social-media-moderation-bill.shtml

Disney Got Itself A ‘If You Own A Themepark…’ Carveout From Florida’s Blatantly Unconstitutional Social Media Moderation Bill
Content Moderation
from the welcome-to-GoogleLand-and-FacebookWorld dept
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 10:45am — Mike Masnick

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Earlier this year, we noted that a wide variety of states (mostly those controlled by angry, ignorant Republicans) were looking to pass blatantly unconstitutional bills that sought to force social media companies to host all speech and not moderate. As we noted in that article, Florida seemed to be leading the way, and now both houses of the Florida legislature have passed the bill that is blatantly unconstitutional, and will only serve to waste a large amount of taxpayer dollars to have this law thrown out in court.

The bill, like so many other such state bills, would violate the 1st Amendment by compelling websites to host speech they have no desire to host. It’s not even worth going through the bill bit by bit to explain its many different unconstitutional parts, but like so many of these bills, it tries to say that social media websites (of a certain size) will be greatly restricted in any effort to moderate their website to make it safer. There is no way this is even remotely constitutional.

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How can this type of payola be legal.

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TINFOILHAT: DJT45 Chlorine Dioxide Is Unequivocal Cure ?

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2021/04/no_author/how-are-they-ever-going-to-live-this-one-down/

How Are They Ever Going To Live This One Down?
Chlorine Dioxide Is Unequivocal Cure For Symptomatic & Laboratory Confirmed Covid-19 Infection

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Remember when the President made off-the-cuff statements about using disinfectants to potentially treat the coronavirus and the news media ridiculed him, saying he belonged in the “company of pseudoscientists and purveyors of phony elixirs who promote and sell industrial bleach as a ‘miracle cure’ for autism, malaria and a long list of medical conditions.”  (April 27, 2020 NY Times).

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Fast forward to April 2021.  The Journal of Molecular and Genetic Medicine issues data that was never released to the general public.

Statistics of Bolivia where the use of water-solubilized chlorine dioxide (ClO2) for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19 was approved by law in early August 2020, demonstrate a marked reduction in cases and deaths in that country. The highest peak recorded in Bolivia was epidemiological week 29 (10,939 cases), with cases falling to 670 in epidemiological week 45,(representing a 93% decrease). The case-fatality rate decreased from 8% to 4.5% in epidemiological week 36, coinciding with the massive use of dioxide in the population without it being possible to affirm with certainty that dioxide is responsible for this decrease. From a peak of 2,031 daily cases on August 20, 2020, cases dropped to 147 daily cases on October 21, 2020, representing a 93% decrease. Daily deaths decreased from a peak of 132 on September 3, 2020 to 24 deaths on October 21, 2020, with an 82% decrease in mortality.

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Guess the “bad orange man” was right about this?

Argh!

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TINFOILHAT: Ted Kennedy dealt with the Russians to undermine the USA?

https://www.breitbart.com/middle-east/2021/04/27/pinkerton-john-kerry-isnt-the-first-massachusetts-democrat-accused-of-assisting-an-enemy/

Pinkerton: John Kerry Isn’t the First Massachusetts Democrat Accused of Assisting an Enemy
JAMES P. PINKERTON
27 Apr 2021

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The memo, written by KGB chief Viktor Chebrikov, laid out some of the Democrats’ motivations: “Senator Kennedy . . . is very troubled by the current state of Soviet-American relations.” The KGB man continued, laying out an argument that showed the mind-meld between Kennedy and the Kremlin: 

Events are developing such that this relationship coupled with the general state of global affairs will make the situation even more dangerous. The main reason for this is Reagan’s belligerence.

So we can see that Kennedy and the Soviets were in agreement that the key concern was Reagan’s “belligerence.”  Moreover, Chebrikov added, “According to Kennedy, the current threat is due to the president’s refusal to engage in any modification of his policies.”

Reporter Mooney notes that during this, time Kennedy was considering a presidential run, perhaps in 1984 or perhaps in 1988.  

Yet in the meantime, Chebrikov continued, the Massachusetts senator wanted to prepare the field by showing that Reagan was the problem, not the Russians: “Kennedy and his friends will bring about suitable steps to have representatives of the largest television companies in the USA contact Y.V. Andropov for an invitation to Moscow for the interviews.”   

The goal, of course, was to make the Soviets look good while making Reagan look bad. By this argument, if only Reagan could be gotten rid of, and a Democrat such as Kennedy installed in the White House instead, all would be well with the world.  

In Mooney’s summarizing words:

Kennedy’s actions occurred at the expense of presidential authority and in violation of federal law, according to academics and scholars who are familiar with the documents.

Yet the actions of Kennedy and Tunney were not revealed until decades after they happened. And yet even when they were revealed, the MSM reaction was a non-reaction. 

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Op-Ed: The Search of Giuliani’s Home May Have Broken the Law

‘The opaque nature of the circumstances is the perfect breeding ground for stories to take on a life of their own.’
— Read on www.westernjournal.com/op-ed-search-giulianis-home-may-broken-law/

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Argh!

If he offered, then why a raid?

Political theater.

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Why isn’t this considered a “taking” under the Fifth Amendment

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/zerohedge/feed/~3/DYFLs003WsE/mom-and-pop-landlords-dying-vine-un-evictable-tenants-enjoy-pandemic-protections

‘Mom And Pop’ Landlords Dying On The Vine As Un-Evictable Tenants Enjoy Pandemic Protections
Zero Hedge by Tyler Durden

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As millions of renters across America continue to benefit from sweeping protections against eviction during the COVID-19 pandemic, their landlords haven’t been so fortunate.

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Why isn’t this considered a “taking” under the Fifth Amendment?

Is it because it is so BIG a theft?

Argh!

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Unconstitutional Debt and Future Generations

https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2021/04/28/unconstitutional-debt-and-future-generations/

Unconstitutional Debt and Future Generations
Tenth Amendment Center
by Judge Andrew Napolitano

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Who will pay for all this?

If Biden’s proposed corporate and capital gains tax increases pass, fewer Americans will be employed as corporations will have less money for new hiring, and investments will suffer as the cost of their fruits will increase. And the post-pandemic economic recovery, once anticipated at the end of the government’s unlawful lockdowns, will not materialize.

Add to this the near-certainty of inflation, and you will have Biden misery visited upon all. Inflation will also raise the cost of government borrowing. That means Biden’s not yet born great-grandchildren, and their unhappy generation, will be paying for Old Joe’s profligate and unconstitutional spending.

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This is a “bi-partisan” outrage.

Both the D’s and the R’s are to blame.

For the life of me, I don’t understand where this train wreck ends.

Where is a “straight shooter” who will stop the hemorage of red ink?

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POLITICAL: Suggesting an episode: 17th Amendment

https://www.brionmcclanahan.com/contact/

Listen often to his podcast and made this comment to him.

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I know you like “listener suggestions. (I hope you’ll consider this.)

The 17th Amendment to directly elect senators, imho, after the Income Tax Amendment, was the single most destructive Amendment to the “American Experiment”. It destroyed the ability of the States to resist “unfunded mandates” and allowed “carpet baggers” like Hillary Clinton an easy path to high elective office.

Personally, I’d love to see it repealed but doubt it’ll ever happen in my lifetime. Those, who want to get the money out of politics, could do it quickly by its repeal.

As a retired fat old white guy injineer that studied a lot of “systems”, I think it merely duplicates the House of Representative while “neutering” the State legislatures. If the 17th can NOT be repealed, then I’d just eliminate the House completely and save all that money.

I’d be interested in hearing your thoughts on this topic.

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PRODUCTIVITY: AMAZON strikes back at porch pirates

https://www.reviewgeek.com/79942/amazon-expands-in-garage-grocery-delivery-to-curb-porch-pirates/

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Amazon said Tuesday that its in-garage grocery delivery service is expanding from just five cities to over 5,000. This is an extension of Key by Amazon, and those with Prime can have Amazon Fresh or Whole Foods grocery orders left directly in their garage.

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I signed up for the “garage key” and it works.

BUT, (and there is always a BIG butt), it can add a day to the delivery time.  I don’t understand why, but for high value items it’s seems an easy choice. 

Now they need a “car trunk” system.

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TECHNOLOGY: Yelp replaces restaurant phone numbers

https://www.reddit.com/r/LifeProTips/comments/jurn6l/lpt_yelp_replaces_restaurant_phone_numbers_with_a

LPT: Yelp replaces restaurant phone numbers with a special number that charges that business a marketing fee. If you find a good restaurant on Yelp Google their phone number instead so they don’t lose any money.

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Gooferment has an open checkbook to counterfeit “money”

https://dailyreckoning.com/time-to-separate-money-and-state/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+dailyreckoning+%28The+Daily+Reckoning%29

Time to Separate Money and State
BRIAN MAHER — POSTED APRIL 22, 2021

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Governments cannot print gold. They cannot print silver. Thus their hands are bound.

The titan Austrian school economist, Ludwig von Mises:

It is impossible to grasp the meaning of the idea of sound money if one does not realize that it was devised as an instrument for the protection of civil liberties against despotic inroads on the part of governments. Ideologically it belongs in the same class with political constitutions and bills of rights.
Church and state are famously separate in these United States. We would separate money and state with equal ruthlessness.

For a state minding money is a fox minding the henhouse.

Deny it the privilege, and you deny it its natural rascality.

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Until “We, The Sheeple” limit the Gooferment from “printing money”, then it can never be put back in the box.

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: 175.30 billion of Social Security and Medicare liabilities should be recognized as 41.2 trillion

https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2021/04/23/the-national-debt-is-worse-than-advertised/

The National Debt Is Worse Than Advertised
By: Mike Maharrey|Published on: Apr 23, 2021|Categories: Federal Funding

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Here’s a breakdown of Uncle Sam’s liabilities in broad categories.

Medicare benefits – $55.12 trillion
Social Security obligations – $41.2 trillion
Publicly held debt – $21.08 trillion.
Military and civilian retirement benefits $9.41 trillion
Other liabilities – $2.25 trillion
According to Truth in Accounting’s analysis, the US government’s financial situation has deteriorated over the last year. Based on the latest available audited financial reports, its financial condition worsened by $9.84 trillion in 2020.

Interestingly, the Treasury Department only includes $175.30 billion of Social Security and Medicare liabilities on the federal balance sheet; according to government documents, recipients do not have the right to benefits beyond the benefits currently being paid and laws to reduce or stop future benefits can be passed at any time. Truth in Accounting assumes no changes in the current Social Security or Medicare schemes. This is a pretty safe assumption considering these programs are generally considered the “third rail” of politics. In other words, politicians dare not touch them.

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Isn’t “We, The Sheeple” have a right to “honest accounting”?

Maybe if the numbers were really understood, then the seriousness of the situation might be recognized!

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LIBERTARIAN: Rounding up “domestic terrorists”?

https://nypost.com/2021/04/25/vaccinated-us-tourists-to-be-allowed-into-europe-this-summer/?utm_source=maropost&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=news_alert&utm_content=20210425&mpweb=755-9359204-720859581

 

Jim Bovard: The Feds Are Coming For Libertarians
BY TYLER DURDEN
SATURDAY, APR 24, 2021 – 07:20 PM
Authored by Jim Bovard via The Libertarian Institute

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Libertarians are in the federal crosshairs. Six or seven years ago, there was a lot of prattle about how “the libertarian moment has arrived.” I always knew that was hokum. Since then, there has been a huge increase in hostility to libertarians in Washington DC and elsewhere around the country.

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Guess they’ll be rounding us up for the trains to the camps?

Like what they did to Ian Freeman, Nobody, and the rest of the Crypto6? https://youtu.be/Ded_HrjZU2Y

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FINANCIAL: Are NFTs the ‘tulipmania’ of the 21st century?

https://ritholtz.com/2021/04/10-friday-am-reads-316/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheBigPicture+%28The+Big+Picture%29

10 Friday AM Reads
April 23, 2021 6:55am by Barry Ritholtz
My end of week morning train WFH reads:

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The cost of a single tulip bulb surged to the same price as a mansion 400 years ago: are NFTs the ‘tulipmania’ of the 21st century? Similarities between the new digital technology craze in the art world and the surge in value of tulips in 17th-century Holland suggest that it could all end in (real) tears (Art Newspaper)

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Certainly seems that way to me.

I keep wondering how to cash in.  Maybe take a public domain work and NFT it?

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TECHNOLOGY: What are we “buying” or are we “renting”?

https://www.vox.com/the-goods/22387601/smart-fridge-car-personal-ownership-internet-things

The erosion of personal ownership
Everything from your fridge to your tractor can change without your permission.
By Dan Greene Apr 21, 2021, 9:20am EDT

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These dual trends — the rise of purchased and subscription-based non-physical media — are driven by the benefits such consumption provides, chiefly convenience. Digital and streaming media generally offer minimal effort to access and strong portability without physical degradation or the constraints imposed by taking up physical space (say, in a box on a TV stand). But such benefits do impose costs, like streaming’s aforementioned unending billing cycles and lack of library control, or the limits a digital purchaser faces when trying to lend or resell their wares. In fact, as some digital consumers have found out firsthand, they may suddenly no longer have their purchases at all.

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Sounds like the “consumer” is getting screwed.

I look at my collection of Iomega Zip drive media and say “WTH”.

No sense saving them or the data on them.  

I don’t even know what I have lost.

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HEALTH: Covid be a flu combined with a vitamin B1 deficiency disease?

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2021/04/no_author/the-grim-reaper-uses-a-stealth-vitamin-b1-deficiency-beriberi-hidden-behind-the-covid-19-coronavirus-pandemic-as-breathless-loved-ones-silently-slip-into-their-graves/

The Grim Reaper Uses a Stealth Vitamin B1 Deficiency (Beriberi), Hidden Behind the Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic

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Six months into the thiamine pandemic, on September 28, 2020, an obscure letter published in the British Medical Journal penned by a retired Australian physician stated:

“Reported prolonged symptoms among COVID ‘long-haulers’ are the same as the known symptoms of thiamine (vitamin B1) deficiency disease, called beriberi,” and that “the pandemic we are witnessing is actually the result of a combination of a somewhat more severe virus than we have hitherto experienced, and a generally poor state of nutrition in the community as a whole.”

Many Americans may have heard of the other vitamin deficiency diseases, scurvy (vitamin C), pellagra (niacin), rickets (vitamin D), but beriberi (thiamine or vitamin B1) they are not familiar with whatsoever.

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If we could get the politicians and bureaucrats off TV and stop pontificating, then maybe the doctors, scientists, and epidemiologists could get down to work and figure out what be are dealing with.

Argh!

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NEWJERSEY: Taxpayer-Funded Benefits for Illegal Aliens?

https://bongino.com/new-jersey-illegal-aliens-go-on-a-hunger-strike-to-win-taxpayer-funded-benefits

Politics
Illegal Aliens Go on a Hunger Strike to Win Taxpayer-Funded Benefits in New Jersey
by John HawkinsPosted: April 20, 2021

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Governor Phil Murphy initially offered $40 million dollars in benefits. However, Amy Torres, Executive Director of the New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice said that giving illegal aliens only $40 million dollars of other people’s money for nothing is “crumbs,” adding: “This indicates that the state is not serious aside from scoring a couple of political points with headlines by offering crumbs. …How much longer is the state going to force people to fast?”

It seems unlikely that Murphy’s counter-offer will be rounding up all the illegals asking for benefits so they can be shipped back to their home countries to finish their hunger fasts there, but it should be. This is that famous never-ending slippery slope that you hear about in action. It starts with, “Let them break the law. They just want to work. I might do the same thing in their position” to “You’re racist if you think we should enforce the laws on the books” to “We should give them taxpayer money just because they’re here illegally.” While we’re at it, why would a hunger strike persuade anyone in 2021 America? Most relatively healthy people can probably make it at least 40-50 days without food and realistically, they’re all lying about being on a hunger strike anyway. You put those illegals on a scale and come back in a couple of months and half of them will have gained weight and none of them will have starved.

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Shouldn’t we send them to NY?

Murphy can donate his money if he wants but not the Taxpayers’.

Argh!

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Madoff Is Dead – The Great NY Cover-Up

The Madoff case was the biggest cover-up in New York’s legal history. The lawyers have made nearly $2 billion and that does not count the fees lawyers on the opposite side charged the victims. NEVER will any journalist EVER dare to risk their career by ever reporting the truth. As for that journalist who called me, she never published the story.

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Not likely to get any further investigation.

Be afraid if you have damning evidence on the power elite.

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