The Manchester Free Press

Saturday • April 13 • 2024

Vol.XVI • No.XV

Manchester, N.H.

DISQUS Doodlings: “EAT THE RICH” – There’s Always a Problem with Going after the Richest 1%

Granite Grok - Thu, 2022-04-14 21:00 +0000

Back to Treehugger and Lloyd’s post, “Individual Actions Can Reduce Emissions Up to 70%, Says IPCC Report.” Where two Liberty-minded folks (such thorns in their socialist sides) decide to zero in on another part of Lloyd’s outing of himself.

First, the Setup:

Changes in diet are a particularly interesting example because small-scale changes can add up to big carbon savings. The report states: “Current literature on health, diets and emissions indicates that sustainable food systems providing healthy diets for all are within reach but require significant cross-sectoral action, including improved agricultural practices, dietary shifts among consumers, and food waste reductions in production, distribution, retail, and consumption.”1 It can all add up to as much as 5.8 gigatonnes per year—a big chunk of the emissions gap.1 That’s all through eating and raising less red meat and dairy, not wasting food, and not eating more than we need.

The report also points out that “implementation of these solutions requires combinations of institutional infrastructural, behavioral, socio-cultural, and business changes.” We have to change the way we live, work, buy, and eat. But all of this is doable with the right mix of incentives and disincentives, using what they call “choice architecture,” which “describes the presentation of choices to consumers, and the impact that presentation has on consumer decision-making.”

And of course, much of the problem has to do with inequality—how the top 10% are responsible for half the carbon, with the average carbon footprint of the richest being 175 times that of the bottom 10%. The bottom 50% contribute just 15% of emissions.

…Readers must think that I have lost it completely, suggesting we have the problem solved—that we can get the 10% and the 1% to change their way of life so radically in a couple of years. I preemptively respond by noting it is actually not that radical at all, especially for the richest people who have the most choices.

Sure, if EVERYONE suddenly decided to change their ways, go vegan, downsize to Tiny Homes or live in micro-apartments in an overstuffed, crime-ridden, smelly city and consumed little, the above might meet the “individual action” bit of the posts title. That’s about as real as me winning the lottery or becoming the next POTUS. Which is to say, nil. And the higher up the economic food chain you go, I would imagine the less apt it would be for a voluntary change.  Why throw everything away after spending years of time and talent to live a better life for oneself and family?

Once again, Socialism shows that it is completely ignorant of human behavior – unless it is forced upon someone. With his EAT THE RICH manifesto, he makes it clear, like all eco-socialists, that choice isn’t going to be part of the 1%’s future.

Vindaloo Bugaboo agrees:

Readers must think that I have lost it completely, suggesting we have the problem solved—that we can get the 10% and the 1% to change their way of life so radically in a couple of years.

Not at all, Lloyd. It’s merely a suggestion, same as I suggest to my girlfriend that we should have chinois potato puree with truffle cream, foie gras, and Wagyu ribeye for dinner tonight. But getting the 10%, let alone 1%, to change their standards of living (face it, that’s really what you’re talking about here) in a couple of years is ludicrous.

Yes, he was being sarcastic (like me). Some might – most won’t. And VB points out that it is the West that forms almost all of that entire 10%. From the World Inequality Database: (abstracted):

  • An average adult individual earns USD23,380 per year in 2021
  • The average adult has assets of USD102,600 [their wealth – Skip].
  • On average, an individual from the top 10% of the global income distribution earns USD122,100 per year
  • On average, an individual from the top 10% of the global income distribution has assets of  USD771,300.

Note: the people behind that database are also all about having Governments, like Obama, “spreading the wealth around” but it at least has some data.

But the real question isn’t why doesn’t everyone earn the same income and have the same wealth in this case for me, it’s “what are the limits”? Obama famously said “at some point, you’ve made enough money”. Nice for the rubes but his wealth has kept on climbing since leaving the Presidency – apparently he has wealth limits for everyone except himself (and his pals, I guess). But that’s on the upswing.

My question is “what is the limit on the downswing – unless the whole exercise of Lloyd is to downsize everyone (probably):

Lloyd’s already shown his Socialist face with his “EAT THE RICH” line (a coupla/few times here on TH). In this, his solution may be quite easy – just follow the suggestion made by Nelson6666.

Now, I think Nelson6666 is aiming for that final solution that’s been tried before. Problem is, there’s a ready-made replacement set of Rich right behind them.

Socialism is a governmental form that recognizes no limits on itself (even as Lloyd et al is demanding limits on the rest of us – do with that line as you wish).

But I don’t put Lloyd in the same category as Nelson6666 as far as process – Lloyd’s more of the kind of regulators that will “legally” steal that wealth and leave them destitute. You know, like Govts are taking over the Russian oligarchs superyachts even if they’ve had no connection to Putin’s “little military incursion”.

But he still has the same problem – what to do when the next 1%ers rises up into view?

So what’s the limit you have in mind – that the current 50% will become the new 1%?

Remember this: in capitalism, the rich become powerful. In socialism, the powerful become rich. So which is your poison, Lloyd? Where does your balance beam stop (or is it like a teeter-totter like when the fat kid gets off the other end?)?

Where do you end it?

For context, commenter Nelson6666 is all about reducing the world’s population from its current level to 2 billion – or was that 200 million?  Either way, he’s happy to kill everyone else off. He doesn’t like it, though, when I keep reminding him that he should be leading from the front by example.

Such a humorless guy, he is.

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Biden Issues Order to Ban Automobiles

Granite Grok - Thu, 2022-04-14 19:30 +0000

Joe Biden will issue an Executive Order banning all gas and electric automobiles and will issue free Electric Bikes to replace them. Okay, so that is a parody and carries a lot of satire, but I am just following the logic Biden uses with increasing crime.

Joe is slated to sign an executive order to ban “Ghost” guns to counter the rise in crime. He is going after the tool used by evil people to harm or kill a person. If the gun is to blame in a fatal shooting, isn’t the car to blame in fatal car crashes?

Crime has been on a dramatic trajectory for the last two years. The increase corresponds with the attack on Police forces, emptying of prisons, District Attorneys who refuse to indict criminals, the Border eliminated, and record amounts of Fentanyl and illegal guns coming in from Mexico. For Democrats in power, these problems are too difficult to resolve, so they urge Joe Biden to go after “Ghost” guns.

The Biden Administration has become a series of random thoughts. There is no plan, just a reaction. Joe was in Iowa this week, and when in Iowa, you need to pander to corn growers. He decided it would be a great idea to tie corn, ethanol, and the elimination of the fossil fuel industry into one sentence. He proclaimed that he was relaxing restrictions on ethanol, which would reduce fuel costs by ten cents a gallon. Two immediate problems here. Ten cents does nothing to lessen the two dollar a gallon increase in the Biden Era. The second is that only 2% of gas stations in America even offer ethanol-based fuel. This decision by Joe will do nothing to reduce the cost of gasoline, but it got applause from the good folks of Iowa he was addressing.

The media shows the sound bite for every newscast, and not a soul calls him on the facts. Even when these announcements are fact-checked, there is no equal time given to the facts. Thus we have millions of people who see the spot, believe it, and move on being lied to and accepting it. The President’s approval rating dipped this week to 33%. The perception is that this President is too old, does not work enough, and has terrible instincts. This perception is why 54% outright disapprove of Biden’s effort. There is no indication that anyone feels he can right this ship.

In the short term, we do not have good options. Impeachment efforts are a non-starter with the Democrat control of both chambers. The outcome of any effort, impeachment or Article 25, does not appeal to either side of the aisle. Nobody wants to see Harris at the helm. That leaves us praying for the President’s health but keeping him in check on any major issues. The Republicans have to clog the Congress and force Biden to go the Executive Order route. At least EOs can be easily reversed.

We always have a President who some people don’t agree with or don’t like. This President is different. Even diehard Democrats cannot point to good decisions from Biden. The facts will not allow that folly. We have to contain him and minimize the damage. Not an easy process because we have not been here before. Carter harmed the country but nowhere near the damage inflicted by this President. I wish there were something positive to opine about with Biden, but he cannot or will not deliver.

 

 

Ray Writes for GraniteGrok.com and the Liberty Loft

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One Minute Read – Call it What it is: Bidenflation

Granite Grok - Thu, 2022-04-14 18:00 +0000

Ben Shapiro has a great piece at The Daily Signal exposing the BS of the Putin Price Hike narrative being aped by the poo-flinging media monkeys. The key evidence? Where things were and were headed before Russia invaded Ukraine. Up ⇑ !

Take it away, Mr. Shapiro!

 

In February 2021, the month after President Joe Biden took office, the inflation rate was just 1.7%. In April 2021, it spiked to 4.2%. By May, the inflation rate was 5%. It remained in that range until October, when it spiked to 6.2%. It then spiked again to 6.8% in November and 7.5% in January. …

It also doesn’t supply chain issues alone. The core inflation rate in Europe has remained well below that of the United States. The harmonized index of consumer prices was 5.9% in February in the Europe area, compared with 7.9% in the United States.

So, what is the problem? The problem lies in loose monetary policy from the Federal Reserve for years on end, combined with wildly irresponsible economic policy from the Biden administration. …

In 2020, the government spent approximately $6.6 trillion in federal outlays. In 2021, the year of recovery, the government spent $7.2 trillion.

 

No one wanted to pay the piper and the piper has come to call. And his name is not Vladimir Putin.

 

 

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Categories: Blogs, New Hampshire

BLM Co-Founder Who Made Millions from Donors Thinks Reporting it to the IRS is … Racist?

Granite Grok - Thu, 2022-04-14 16:30 +0000

Remember when BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors dropped over a million on a mansion (in a mostly white neighborhood) in California. Well, her ‘Non-profit’ has raked in at least 90 million, and inquiring minds want to know what they did with the money.

What they are doing.

Neither Cullors nor BLM ever filed any 990s, and now she’s saying that requirement – the transparency – is a being used against her people or something.

Asking for that level of transparency makes her uncomfortable. She doesn’t feel safe. The people in the movement don’t feel safe. It feels like some sort of weapon.

 

“People’s morale in an organization is so important. But if their organization and the people in it are being attacked and scrutinized at everything they do, that leads to deep burnout. that leads to deep, like, resistance and trauma,” Cullors said.

Cullors, who left BLM without a leader after she resigned in May 2021 amid scrutiny of her personal real estate purchases, said media scrutiny of the charity is an “experiment,” that, if successful, will be used to take down other black-led activist groups.

“They know what they’re doing: how to create the infighting, how to create the distrust,” she said. “We have to stop it before they do it. We have to shut it down. We have to be showing up against it.”

 

Just say it. The IRS and form 990 are racist.

Not that Cullors needs to say it (she never goes quite that far). And she’s not in charge of BLM anymore, but that’s not going to protect her. “Authorities” want to know what’s up with the millions.

The report at PJ Media suggests that the mansion is not being used for the purpose stated by the so-called non-profit. Were millions more dollars were appropriated for taxable uses because the greedy folks running California and at the IRS (is the ‘R’ for racist?) will want their piece.

BLM could stand for Black Laundromat Millionaires, but they/them don’t care.

The FBI will happily raid your residence at 5 am and perp walk you in front of CNN’s conveniently present cameras to get their slice of your action.

In other words, if the form doesn’t make you feel safe, just wait. You’re about to feel a lot less safe after a Grand Jury Indictment. Or did you forget? And you cry racism or whine about safe spaces and weaponized bureaucracies all you want. Those are also your people, and you are only useful to that regime while you are useful.

The moment any advantage tips away from you and toward them, your usefulness evolves.

There is not a single victim class face on the Identity politics totem poll that makes you immune to that.

And your movement spent an entire summer burning down minority neighborhoods and looting minority businesses, even ending black lives, to advance the sort of government that does that. It is a state that inevitably ignores the law when it suits them because it does not apply to them.

The way you claim that the 990 reporting rules do not apply to you. Ironic, right?

I guess you should have converted your little group into an LLC, paid taxes on the donations, and then you could have kept that privacy to which you now claim to be entitled.

But you didn’t.

Say hi to your lawyers for me, and you’ll need to pay them too, but at least you can claim that as a legitimate expense.

 

 

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Categories: Blogs, New Hampshire

Will Trial Reveal the Failings of Crossfire Hurricane?

Libertarian Leanings - Thu, 2022-04-14 15:54 +0000

Margot Cleveland:  Judge Denies Clinton Lawyer Micheal Sussmann’s Motion To Dismiss Charges For Alleged Lies To The FBI

The federal judge presiding over the criminal case against Michael Sussmann denied the former Clinton Campaign attorney’s Motion to Dismiss the Section 1001 false statement charge brought against him by the Special Counsel on Wednesday.

Declaring “the battle lines” drawn, in a short six-page opinion, the court rejected Sussmann’s attempt to have the criminal case against him tossed, saying it was too early to determine if Sussmann’s alleged lie to the former FBI General Counsel was “material.”

[...]

According to the Special Counsel’s briefing, it will also present testimony from “multiple government witnesses” confirming “that understanding the origins of data and information is relevant to the FBI in multiple ways, including to assess the reliability and motivations of the sources.” Those same witnesses will likely also testify that had they known Sussmann was presenting evidence compiled on behalf of the Clinton Campaign and Joffe, they would have more fully investigated the genesis of the white papers and how the data was compiled.

Of course, knowing that Sussmann was acting on behalf of the Clinton Campaign and Joffe is unlikely to have changed how members of the Crossfire Hurricane team approached the Alfa Bank material; after all, knowing the Clinton Campaign funded Christophe Steele’s dossier, made no difference to the Crossfire Hurricane agents.

Significantly, though, the law does not care how any one specific agent would have reacted but for a lie. Rather, on the issue of “materiality,” the question is whether the lie “is capable of influencing a decision,” and the test is an objective one.

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Categories: Blogs, United States

New England Plaintiffs Condemn CDC for 5th Extension of Transportation Mask Rule

Granite Grok - Thu, 2022-04-14 15:00 +0000

UXBRIDGE, Massachusetts — Numerous Americans Against Mask Mandates members suing the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Transportation Security Administration, and 10 airlines to strike down their face-covering dictates expressed outrage today at CDC’s announcement it will extend the Federal Transportation Mask Mandate for a fifth time, from April 18 to May 3.

“The Biden Administration’s announcement today that it’s extending the Federal Transportation Mandate another 15 days is ridiculous and has nothing to do with science,” said Lucas Wall of Washington. D.C., chairman of Americans Against Mask Mandates and plaintiff in three federal lawsuits seeking to declare CDC, TSA, and airline mask rules unlawful.

“COVID-19 cases are as low now as they are ever likely to be. If the administration can’t lift the mandate now, when will it ever? And this is all a charade since the science overwhelmingly shows that masks have been totally ineffective at reducing COVID-19 spread but harm human health in dozens of ways. Not to mention the chaos in the sky the mask enforcement has created as oxygen-starved passengers and flight crews battle with each other over one’s ability to breathe freely.”

The AAMM coalition has 14 active lawsuits challenging CDC, TSA, and airline mask rules. Another five cases are in the works to be filed in the next couple weeks.

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“We will keep these cases coming until science and common sense prevails,” Wall said. “It appears President Biden will never let go of his pacifier despite the fact all 50 states have ended mandatory masking. Looks like it will take a court to declare these mandates illegal and unconstitutional. I’m glad that briefing in my CDC case completed yesterday and it’s now in the judge’s hands ready for a decision.”

Earlier this week, a group of 13 flyers from nine states and the District of Columbia who brought six lawsuits challenging the TSA’s legal authority to continue extending a requirement that all public transportation passengers don face masks filed a 94-page brief urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to strike down the mask mandate.

Janviere Carlin of Uxbridge, Massachusetts, a pilot for JetBlue Airways, leads the lawsuit filed against CDC last month by 10 aviators in Washington, D.C. She’s not surprised by this decision to extend the mandate yet again.

“Instituting it in the first place, without going through the proper procedures, was an abuse of power by an unelected government agency,” Carlin said. “They are still ignoring the same studies that were available to them prior to COVID that show the ineffectiveness of masking and the long-term harms they do to our health. Why would they stop now? Our lawsuit will continue. I pray that the judge will rule on the merits of our arguments that masking is contrary to the Constitution and the laws, including forcing pilots to obstruct our oxygen intake, which impacts our fitness to fly and creates a danger to us and passengers.”

Coalition members involved in the 14 cases argue the FTMM must be struck down because it violates the Air Carrier Access Act; the Fifth Amendment right to due process; the constitutional guarantee of freedom to travel; the 10th Amendment; TSA and CDC’s statutory and regulatory authority; the Administrative Procedure Act; the Food, Drug, & Cosmetic Act; and two international treaties.

“The FTMM remains in effect today despite the fact that all 50 states have eliminated their mask requirements; CDC currently recommends that Americans in 99.53% of counties do not don face coverings; and 228 studies, articles, and videos compiled by petitioners demonstrate that masks do not reduce COVID-19 spread but harm human health in dozens of ways,” according to the brief filed Monday night with the Court of Appeals. “TSA’s mask orders exclude millions of Americans (including 11 petitioners) with medical conditions who can’t safely wear face coverings from using any mode of the nation’s public-transportation system.”
Kurt Schuster, a pilot from Hopkinton, New Hampshire, said it’s lunacy to extend a policy that has created chaos in the sky.

“The lack of science in favor of masks ignored. The actual science of physical and mental damage the masks create ignored,” he said. “The risks to the safe operation of aircraft by masked flight & inflight crew ignored. The one thing they can’t ignore: All the lawsuits piling up challenging this mandate around the country”

Jennifer Rarrick, a disabled passenger from Maine barred from flying because she can’t wear a mask, described the today’s decision to continue the FTMM an unconstitutional assault against medical freedom.

“Even with congressmen, states, and many individuals suing to end this mess, Biden and his cronies continue to ignore the will of the people,” she said. “Not only is the mandate unsafe medically, but not once has a scenario been done to find out what would happen should a plane depressurize with everyone wearing a mask. No one has ever done any testing to prove that masking in the transportation sector is necessary or safe.”
Beth Ellis, a pilot from Blackstone, Massachusetts, said she fears the mandate will never end. That’s why she’s among the 10 aviators suing to strike it down.

“The masks don’t work. The FTMM is about control and tyranny,” she said. “Forcing us to use an emergency medical device is abusive. There needs to be court rulings and legislation (actual law) to be sure this ends and never happens again. People are responsible for their own healthcare decisions, not the government. My heart breaks every time I see a child in a mask. There is nothing more heartwarming than to see a child smile or hear his laughter. I haven’t seen that in nearly two years.”

Americans Against Mask Mandates members are involved in the following lawsuits:

Wall v. TSA, Abadi v. TSA, Andreadakis v. TSA, Eades v. TSA, Faris v. TSA, and Marcus v. TSA (consolidated), No. 21-1220, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (Washington)

  • Andreadakis v. CDC, No. 3:22-cv-52, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (Richmond)
  • Carlin v. CDC, No. 22-cv-800, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (Washington)
  • Faris v. CDC, No. 3:22-cv-23, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky (Louisville)
  • Marcus v. CDC, No. 2:22-cv-2383, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California (Los Angeles)
  • Seklecki v. CDC, No. 1:22-cv-10155, U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts (Boston)
  • Trocano v. CDC, No. 22-cv-727, U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado (Denver)
  • Wall v. CDC, No. 6:21-cv-975, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida (Orlando)
  • Wall v. Southwest Airlines, No. 6:21-cv-1008, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida (Orlando)

Read more statements from plaintiffs and find information about the 14 cases at www.lucas.travel.

CONTACT: Americans Against Mask Mandates Chairman Lucas Wall at 202-351-1735 or Lucas.Wall@yahoo.com

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Made In China

Granite Grok - Thu, 2022-04-14 13:30 +0000

It’s difficult to find things not “made” in China and not for lack of trying, but I get excoriated now and again for the mugs in the GrokStore. They are printed by a US company in America, by Americans, but the mug itself is from China.

That’s what the sticker says.

China gets small change for the mug, the US vendor gets more for their added value and service, and then we – if you buy one – make a few bucks too. The fact that there is a made in china sticker is, however, a hill to die on for some -which I get –  but it made me wonder.

Is the device you just used to scold me free of Chinese products? How about the network infrastructure that carried the message? The offices and equipment of the company that made and maintains the messaging platform. Your ISP or Telecommunications provider? The trucks they send out to repair equipment in the field. The devices they use.

We can probably bet that the college many of the professionals working for these companies graduated from was compromised in some way by China – UNH certainly is.

So, what does that mean?

China had a plan and executed it, and we’re standing here wondering what to do. Part of the response was to elect Donald Trump. He single-handedly made it more desirable to make things in other places, including America but the Global Ruling Class took him and that from us.

But Trump or not, the problem of Chinese influence or products is a lot like the Left’s green energy utopia. Even if it were greener (it’s not) and better (nope) or desirable (ehhhh…), it can’t happen overnight or even in several years.

I am investing some time weekly to find alternatives, but that’s time I’m not using to blog or run GraniteGrok.com, so is that the best way to address the problem? Both the American company and GraniteGrok make more money on the mug than China. TeeSpring is employing Americans, and we’re blogging about political corruption and who is bought and paid for by globalists influencers, including China (among other things).  So, who is using who?

If I said hey, I found a way to use China to finance a transparency project to uncover political corruption, including Chinese influence, folks might cheer. They might even buy more GrokGear from the GrokStore to support us.

At least until they got the mug with the sticker that said Made in China.

And as I have said more than once, I’m still looking, but please do not punish us for the lack of options if at all possible. At least until you can be certain the devices and networks you are using are equally free of Chinese products and influence.

In other words, we all have a lot of work to do, and the first order of business is replacing the Chinese Product in the Oval Office which we’d like to think we do daily.

And if you’d like to help without the mug, you can donate or subscribe – but I can’t promise you the infrastructure used for that isn’t muddied up with Chinese products as well.

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Bulger-Biden Connection — An Intriguing Slice of Massachusetts Politics

Libertarian Leanings - Thu, 2022-04-14 12:24 +0000

Fox News:  Whitey Bulger's nephew played key role in Hunter Biden's Chinese business ventures

James "Whitey" Bulger's nephew, Jim Bulger, was a business associate of Hunter Biden, and according to emails obtained and reviewed by Fox News Digital, appears to have played a key role in a number of his Chinese business ventures. 

Whitey Bulger was a notorious Boston crime boss, who became one of the nation's most-wanted fugitives after fleeing Boston in late 1994. He was captured in 2011. Bulger was serving a life sentence for 11 murders and other crimes when he died in prison in October 2018. 

In addition to being Whitey's nephew, Jim Bulger is the son of William "Billy" Bulger, who served as president of the Massachusetts State Senate for eight years. Billy Bulger was an ally of John Kerry when he served in the Senate. Kerry’s stepson, Christopher Heinz, co-founded Rosemont Seneca with Hunter Biden and Devon Archer.

Jim Bulger served as the chairman of Boston-based Thornton Group LLC— a firm that joined forces with Hunter Biden’s Rosemont Seneca to launch its joint-venture with Chinese investment firm Bohai Capital to create BHR Partners. BHR Partners is controlled by Bank of China Limited.

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Categories: Blogs, United States

The Kulaks Were Folks Like You and Me

Granite Grok - Thu, 2022-04-14 12:00 +0000

The movie, “Alien,” directed by Ridley Scott, is a tour de force about the unchecked onslaught of an alien organism that is allowed aboard an outer space mining ship despite warnings by other members of the crew.

It proceeds to have the run of the place as it grows geometrically.

Just one crew member escapes from the alien. She then discovers that the alien has even boarded her escape pod. She finally blasts the alien organism into outer space and survives. But, my NH friends, this is a simple portrayal of our future.

Today, Biden’s escape pods are landing all over our nation, purposefully flying in the dark of night, carrying a cargo of illegal aliens, nope, not from outer space but from south of our ever deeply porous southern border. These are folks who were just given smartphones so that ICE, despite being ordered not to, can track them. But we all know that in this mug’s game, if you don’t turn the phone on, you don’t get tracked. How expensively inane an idea Old Joe has found to flog us with.

Democrats, including our own federal representatives, our liberal coterie whom I’ve never met anyone who voted for them in this our year of great discontent, hold the current view that while we are dreadfully concerned about Ukraine’s borders, we should have none at home. That only those with the critical skills we desperately need, because our education system has failed us so, like physicists, engineers, and software designers, must wait those years of penury for legal entry while the red tape is spooled and unwound, while those devoid of any needed skills, those who cannot speak English and those without the abilities needed in our increasingly technical workplaces, are all immediately welcome in our “big tent”.

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These masses are called freedom caravans and they are led by folks called “coyotes”, in the current vernacular, as they wind their way towards our border, set up camp, then mob their way across. It has become so bad that a stuttering “Blue Collar” Joe Biden has asked for “volunteers” to police this non-existent border.

Title 42, a CDC order issued under that president who must not be named unless it is to prosecute him and try to hound him from the nation he led to unparalleled heights of economic success for all, which protects us from those carrying pandemics like, oh, smallpox and Covid-19, things Old Joe promised to vanquish.

Psaki ‘splains’ that Old Joe Biden refuses to renew it on May 23rd this year! Even gaggles of liberal pundits from CNN to CBS say that this activity will result in a greater tsunami of unvetted future Democrat voters than the one we already have and our southern ranchers’ experience.

Where we once had stable population growth, we now operate a national Bedlam. Where the taxpayers once paid for their own projects, they are now paying for the federal infrastructure demanded as a result of this almost totally unchecked Krakatoa of illegal immigrants. And today, where English was once the proud language of our land, the White House operates a second, third, and how many different websites in foreign tongues. Who can say how many?

We were once able to openly discuss this problem anywhere we pleased. But today we are cowed by an inimical political system, craven base politicians of the ilk of Joe Biden, Dick Turban, who has called US soldiers “Nazis,” and Nancy Pelosi and her darlings, and the draping of all constructive conversations on immigration with the invidious and highly abrasive asbestos curtains of “political correctness,” which precludes all mention of certain topics and which creates the illusion that we, the honest law-abiding citizens of the United States of America, are the problem.

We, honest working God-fearing folk, are the eye winker of the southern invasion, and yet we fail to recognize that the lawless bandits invading our nation are the answer to all of our economic and social woes and will lead us to a sun-filled upland resulting from their income taxes and their gardening. However, our survival can only be tempered by the application of national ballot “harvesting” methods to ensure that idiocies like proffering a driver’s license, checking a voter against his or her precinct, ensuring that some sap doesn’t vote a half dozen times and the use of paper ballots are forever discouraged.

I am so like, tired of hearing about a racist America which does not appreciate foreign culture. That American citizens were suffering from the pains and headaches of a feckless nationalism following our westward expansion, the horrors of its accompanying genocide, and a US Constitution, wept over and valued by previous generations who saved us from the incursions of Emperors, Kaisers, and fascists, which is viewed today as a scrap of paper endowed with a racist construct to prolong slavery, debase women and eliminate the overarching rights of our transgender population. Sadly, the conversation always includes our, mine, and your, eternal lack of Haute sophistication.

The world would be a better place, globalists like John Kerry and Bill Gates whine, if our nation was simply transmogrified to a backwater squat where they would cruise above us, leaving only the contrails from their private jets to mar a clear blue sky, using the same fuels we are to be denied.

Those of us schooled in adherence to the following of real laws are viewed as dinosaurs, white supremacists, and oppressors of the people. Even black conservatives are publicly berated for being “white” or, if they don’t vote for Joe Biden, “…you ain’t black,” in Joe’s high falutin’ vernacular.

Today, the idea that the legal American taxpayer is always at fault in all matters is the common theme, save for the emptying of our pockets to bankroll the onrush of crooks, and the children, always “the children”, born of this unchecked yet beckoned invasion.

This view is reinforced by the leveling of our forefathers, where men like Washington, Jefferson and Madison are routinely denigrated, vilified, and hung out to dry on a laundry line of fictional ills, from fathering half-caste children to being bloodthirsty and brutal savages for defending our nation’s right to survive in a world filled with bloodthirsty and brutal savages. Today these murderers simply have different names like Hamas, Hezbollah, Taliban, and Putin.

These same forefathers would have gazed with stultified awe at the military horn of plenty we just bequeathed to the Taliban, those murderous thugs whom President Biden just rearmed through his sage idiocy and said to gentlemen he could del with.

This is the existential threat to the survival of the country we cherished and died for growing among us. And this problem may fully wreak our downfall and determine the pace of our accelerated descent into barbarism quicker than a few nukes tossed our way by Vlad Putin, bless his heart, whose war machine we now support through the daily purchase of his oil, Jed Clampett’s black gold. And we must not forget the Biden family’s friends – Red China where Hunter Biden cruised, hat in hand, for a bit of Beijing specie.

Congressional and presidential failure to acknowledge that the perils of this encouragement of illegal immigration by the liberal cognoscenti, Democrats one worlders, and deep staters is a cancer on our national character which will affect our future survival and lead to our downfall, a decline as sure as Rome’s if left unchecked.

But it is ever more apparent that this ongoing flood, bereft of any federal law enforcement levees or dams, is designed to destroy us just as surely as Iosef V. Stalin destroyed Russia’s kulaks.

You may have a slight inkling of who the kulaks were. They were folks just like you and me.

 

 

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Elon Musk: "Twitter has extraordinary potential. I will unlock it."

Libertarian Leanings - Thu, 2022-04-14 11:40 +0000

Sophie Mann, Just the News:  Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has offered to buy all of Twitter at a price that values the social media platform at more than $43 billion. Musk called the offer his "best and final," and said if it was not accepted he would have to "reconsider my position as a shareholder."

He made the filing in a regulatory filing Thursday.

"I invested in Twitter as I believe in its potential to be the platform for free speech around the globe, and I believe free speech is a societal imperative for a functioning democracy," wrote the Tesla CEO in a letter to the company's board chair.

"However, since making my investment I now realize the company will neither thrive nor serve this societal imperative in its current form. Twitter needs to be transformed as a private company," said Musk.

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Time for a Media Blackout: Brooklyn Subway Shooter ‘Person of Interest’ Doesn’t Fit the Narrative

Granite Grok - Thu, 2022-04-14 10:30 +0000

Someone shot up a subway platform in Brooklyn, New York. The initial media response was exciting. Another opportunity to spin the approved narratives. It was probably a disgruntled white Christian Trump supporter. It wasn’t.

It wasn’t even a disgruntled military-aged lone-wolf Muslim man.

Authorities are looking for Frank R. James, a 62-year-old retired male (though one can never truly know) who has expressed concern online about the coming race war.  James, (Language warning)

“…ranted in a YouTube video about how the war in Ukraine could bring about a race war to exterminate black people.

“They’re white, you’re not. They’re doing that to each other? What do they think they’re going to do to you?” he said. “It’s just a matter of time before these white motherfuckers say, ‘Hey listen, enough is enough, these n*****s gotta go.’ What’re you going to do? You gonna fight. And guess what? You gonna die.”

 

Frank is a black man. Frank is not white.

He is also unhappy with NYC Mayor Eric Adams, the homeless problem, and he is the alleged shooter. But nothing he said was being considered a threat against the mayor or the homeless. But he might have just shot ten people.

The media has to either drop the story or look for ways to bring it back to their preferred narrative without talking about the alleged shooter.

Was it a ghost gun? Casper the unfriendly AR-15. But they won’t say anything about the gun being black. That might lead us to the race of the alleged shooter. What to do, what to do!

Putin did It! And he’s white. And he invaded Ukraine. And people in NYC are concerned. Mayor Adams is concerned. There may even be some lone-wolf Muslim man of military age who is concerned.

Just don’t talk about the subway shooter being a black man unless you can blame it on whitey in which case they deserved to get shot. It’ll be all over CNN+.

 

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