INTERESTING: New Zealand trying to eradicate hedgehog ‘killing machines’

https://nypost.com/2021/05/08/new-zealand-trying-to-eradicate-hedgehog-killing-machines/

New Zealand trying to eradicate hedgehog ‘killing machines’
By Paula Froelich

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New Zealand is now trying to eradicate the animals by 2050, by way of trapping, hunting, and poisoning them — a plan that is despised by some locals due to the “cuteness” of the animals.

Foster told the Guardian there is “a bit of a psychological barrier” when it comes to hedgehog eradication. “It has been proposed to ship them all back to the UK. European hedgehogs aren’t doing so well in Europe. Still in good numbers, but they are declining.”

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Not that easy to undo the mistakes of the past?

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INNOVATION: Does an EV owner either stuck with it or returned to gas?

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/ev-owners-switch-gas-power-study/#ftag=CAD590a51e

Surprising number of EV owners switch back to gas power, study says
The study looked at owners in California specifically and found home charging was a huge factor in people dropping the EV lifestyle.
Sean Szymkowski
May 4, 2021 9:14 a.m. PT

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As so much of the world works to pivot away from fossil fuels and the internal-combustion engine, a new study from the University of California, Davis, published in the journal Nature Energy last week, showed some concerning signs for what the auto industry still needs to get right. According to this study, which looked at California EV owners specifically between 2015-2019, 18% of electric vehicle owners switched back to a gas-powered car. For plug-in hybrid owners, 20% of them flipped back to a car solely powered by an engine.

The major takeaway from the EV flip-flopping lands in the lap of charging — specifically at-home charging. The lack of reliable Level 2 charging at home (that’s a 240-volt plug) was a major factor leading to EV “discontinuance,” as the researchers called it. That makes sense. If you don’t have a place to charge reliably, it makes it a lot harder to enjoy the benefits associated with an EV, including an overall lower cost of ownership. Public charging infrastructure remains just OK, with many stations down for maintenance, or simply not close enough to drivers, even in California, where chargers are more common than the rest of the US. And charging times at a public station still aren’t on par with gassing up a car.

According to the research, about half of the respondents who bought another EV had access to Level 2 charging, compared to the 30% who dumped the electric lifestyle, but had a proper plug at home. The research found owners were 53% less likely to buy another EV if they did not have access to convenient, at-home charging. Essentially, it was a coin toss over whether an EV owner either stuck with it or returned to gas pumps.

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It’s hard to imagine without HUGE tax subsidies, a major oil disruption, or a Gooferment diktat, that “We, The Sheeple” will give up the cheap reliable option of a gas powered car.

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TINFOILHAT: The WuFlu came from that lab and the USA paid to support it

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/rebeccadowns/2021/05/07/dont-try-to-tell-me-the-wuhan-virus-didnt-come-from-a-wuhan-lab-n2589138

Don’t Try to Tell Me the Wuhan Virus Didn’t Come from a Wuhan Lab
Rebecca Downs
Posted: May 07, 2021 7:05 PM

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It was February 2020 when a friend of mine who is from that part of the world and who would know, shared with me the likelihood that the Wuhan virus came from a Wuhan lab. It made sense to me. Fast forward nearly a year and a half later, I’m even more so convinced of the likelihood, and I am suspicious of anyone who says otherwise. To their credit, the Washington Examiner on Friday reported extensively on this issue, in multiple pieces, featuring those who are asking the right questions. 

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One can only hope that someone is he’d accountable!

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TECHNOLOGY: Yet Another “technology” abuse, hack, or immorality?

“Wise guy figures out a way to park free on college campus but it’s kind of a d-ck move.” In short: guy buys a fake charger plug to make his Jeep look like an EV to get free parking. It’s sadly a total d-ck move because he’s leaving EV owners without a charger, but …I offer a respectful nod at the hustle (Jalopnik).

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Funny but immoral?

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: No “whites” need apply?

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9548499/Wisconsin-dairy-farmer-says-Biden-administration-COVID-relief-plan-racist.html

Wisconsin dairy farmer with two prosthetic legs sues Biden administration over ‘racist’ COVID relief plan that disqualifies him because he is white

  • Adam Faust is a plaintiff in the suit filed in federal court in Green Bay last week
  • At issue is loan forgiveness program in Biden’s COVID-19 stimulus package
  • Non-white farmers are eligible for the program, but white farmers are not
  • Faust, who has two prosthetic legs, argues that the program is racist

By KEITH GRIFFITH FOR DAILYMAIL.COM and ASSOCIATED PRESS

PUBLISHED: 02:09 EDT, 6 May 2021 | UPDATED: 13:03 EDT, 6 May 2021

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The group of plaintiffs joining the lawsuit to challenge the program includes farmers from Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota and Ohio. 

The suit contends that excluding white farmers from the program amounts to a violation of the plaintiffs’ constitutional rights.

‘Were plaintiffs eligible for the loan forgiveness benefit, they would have the opportunity to make additional investments in their property, expand their farms, purchase equipment and supplies, and otherwise support their families and local communities,’ the lawsuit said. 

‘Because plaintiffs are ineligible to even apply for the program solely due to their race, they have been denied the equal protection of the law and therefore suffered harm.’

The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a statement saying it was reviewing the lawsuit with the U.S. Department of Justice, but that the USDA plans to continue to offer loan forgiveness to ‘socially disadvantaged’ farmers.

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What genius came up with this one?

Should be struck down immediately.

And, everyone connected with it should be fired!

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TECHNOLOGY: WHAT3WORDS may not be suitable for the task? NOT-RECOMMENDED!

https://yro.slashdot.org/story/21/05/03/1538256/what3words-sends-legal-threat-to-a-security-researcher-for-sharing-an-open-source-alternative

What3Words Sends Legal Threat To a Security Researcher For Sharing an Open-Source Alternative (techcrunch.com) 133
Posted by msmash on Monday May 03, 2021 @11:38AM from the how-about-that dept.

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A U.K. company behind digital addressing system What3Words has sent a legal threat to a security researcher for offering to share an open-source software project with other researchers, which What3Words claims violate its copyright.

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But security researcher Andrew Tierney recently discovered that What3Words would sometimes have two similarly-named squares less than a mile apart, potentially causing confusion about a person’s true whereabouts. In a later write-up, Tierney said What3Words was not adequate for use in safety-critical cases.

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Maybe Google’s system is better?

40.48453468598731, -74.42346811440515

As opposed to:

safety freed solo

AKA https://w3w.co/safety.freed.solo

WhatFreeWords should NOT be suppressed.

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https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20210430/22510246716/what3words-sends-ridiculous-legal-threat-to-security-researcher-over-open-source-alternative.shtml

What3Words Sends Ridiculous Legal Threat To Security Researcher Over Open Source Alternative
(Mis)Uses of Technology
from the never-use-what3words dept
Mon, May 3rd 2021 10:47am — Mike Masnick

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The only proper response to this is never, ever use What3Words for anything that matters. Beyond not giving in to censorial, abusive bullies, their legal reaction to a security researcher doing reverse engineering work to help find potentially dangerous problems with What3Words screams loudly to the world that What3Words has no confidence that it’s products are safe. They’re scared to death of security researchers being able to really test their work.

Both of these reasons means that What3Words should be remembered as little more than a failed.dumpster.fire rather than the cool.mapping.idea it could have been.

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GOVERNACIDE: “The Republic has no need for scientists.”

http://www.executedtoday.com/2010/05/08/1794-antoine-laurent-lavoisier-father-of-modern-chemistry/

1794: Antoine Laurent Lavoisier, father of modern chemistry
May 8th, 2010 

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On this date in 1794, French scientist Antoine Laurent Lavoisier was guillotined in Paris for “adding water to the people’s tobacco.

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Lavoisier’s appeal for a stay of execution to complete some experiments met a brusque refusal from the people’s tribunal: “The Republic has no need for scientists.”

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Remember that whenever you’re dealing with a mob.

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INSPIRATIONAL: Violence at Home Signal for Help

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Signal_for_Help

Did you know? – source Wikipedia 

The Signal for Help (or the Violence at Home Signal for Help)
is a single-handed gesture that can be used by an individual to alert others that
they feel threatened and need help over a video call, or in-person. It was originally
created as a tool to combat the rise in domestic violence cases around the world
as a result of the self-isolation measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The signal is performed by holding your hand up with your
thumb tucked into your palm, then folding your fingers down, symbolically
trapping your thumb in your fingers. It was intentionally designed as a single
continuous hand movement, rather than a sign held in one position, that could be
made easily visible.

The Signal for Help was first introduced in Canada by the Canadian
Women’s Foundation and in the United States by the Women’s Funding Network
(WFN) in April 2020. It received widespread praise from local, national, and
international news organizations for helping provide a modern solution to the issue
of a rise in domestic violence cases. The signal has been recognized by over 40
organizations across Canada and the United States as a useful tool to help
combat domestic violence.

Addressing concerns that abusers may become aware of such a
widespread online initiative, the Canadian Women’s Foundation and other
organizations clarified that this signal is not “something that’s going to
save the day,” but rather a tool someone could use to get help.
Instructions for what to do if an individual sees the signal, and how to
check-in safely, were also created.

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I never heard of this.

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TINFOILHAT: Was there a conspiracy to slander DJT45?

https://www.theblaze.com/news/bill-maher-now-admits-russiagate-was-reported-erroneously-after-years-of-promoting-trump-russia-collusion-narrative

Blaze Media /
News
Bill Maher now admits Russiagate was ‘reported erroneously’ after years of promoting Trump-Russia collusion narrative
NEWSPAUL SACCA
May 01, 2021 

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Bill Maher now admits that the Russiagate story that he helped promulgate while Donald Trump was president had elements that were “reported erroneously.” The liberal TV talk show host made the admission on the latest episode of “Real Time with Bill Maher.”

There were hundreds of media outlets and some Democratic politicians that pushed conspiracy theories claiming Trump was colluding with the Russian government, including stories that the former U.S. president was a “handmaid” to Russian President Vladimir Putin because he was blackmailed by kompromat. Veteran journalist Brit Hume went so far as to say the mainstream media’s coverage of the Russia investigation is the “worst journalistic fiasco” he has ever witnessed.

The Russian collusion story came crashing down when Robert Mueller’s nearly two-year “investigation did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.”

On Friday night, Maher made a confession that the Russian collusion story wasn’t all that the media made it out to be. During a panel discussion about the federal agent raid of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s Manhattan apartment that took place this week, Maher asked his guests, “Is it political payback, is this politics or is it because what Giuliani and Trump did was unprecedented?”

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Where’s the Grand Jury empaneled to investigate this conspiracy?

It couldn’t be that every alleged “journalist” go the story so consistently wrong!

Where is the “Game of Thrones” like parade of naked villains through the streets with someone ringing a bell and crying “shame. SHAME. SHAME!”.  Maybe some of the outraged “deplorables” can throw dung at them.

It seems that ‘reported erroneously’ is a HUGE understatement.

The Lame Stream Media has ZERO credibility with me.

RATHERGATE was just a symptom.

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LIBERTY: “masks required” posted under dures

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/EricPetersAutos/~3/_dNt7nIRFSM/

Reader Question: Libertarians and Signs?EPautos – Libertarian Car Talk — by eric

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One, they are largely posted under duress; i.e., it is not a freely taken decision of the owner but rather the owner acting out of fear of government. Put another way, the government is using the “private” business to impose its “mandates,” via threats. In other words, it is an assault  on private property – as well as free association.

Two, this is nothing like ordinary rules regarding terms of service. It is about spreading a deliberate, dangerous lie – and about forcing complicity in the lie. The propagation of mass hysteria, no different, fundamentally, than shouting “fire!” in a crowded theater when there is no fire.

So, there is no dilemma. Certainly not morally.

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Time for “We, The Sheeple” to resist.

Or they will have no choice eventually to board the trains to the camps.

It’s a slippery slope.

No exaggeration!

“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand? . . .” — Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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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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