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Hoverboards are the future! I love the future!

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Carrier – Trump ‘deal’ Falls Apart

Not sure what to make of this:

A deal that then President-elect Trump claimed would save more than 1,000 jobs at an Indiana Carrier plant will actually send more than 600 jobs to Mexico, the company announced Monday.

In the weeks following last November’s election, Trump and then Vice President-elect Mike Pence highly publicized their efforts to put pressure on the air conditioner manufacturer to keep it from outsourcing jobs to Mexico — a key campaign promise.

The pressure resulted in an incentive-laden deal that saved about 800 jobs. But the deal still called for at least 500 jobs to be moved to Mexico.

And on Monday, Carrier said it would be outsourcing even more than that.

Trump celebrates at Carrier after it agrees to keep 1,000 jobs
The company will eliminate a total of 632 jobs at the company’s Indianapolis factory — work that will be outsourced to Mexico — with 338 jobs being cut by July 20 and another 290 being cut by Dec. 22, the company said.

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Woodward (Of Watergate Fame) Warns Of “Smug” Media

“You have to have a presumption of goodwill.”

“I think there’s so many people treating the Trump presidency as if it’s a try-out, as if it’s provisional… odds are, he’s probably going to be president for a full term, four years, maybe even more… there’s hyperventilation, too many people writing things. When’s the impeachment coming, how long’s he gonna last, will he make it through the summer, and so forth…

“I worry, I worry for the business, for the perception of the business, not just Trump supporters, they see that smugness… I think you can ride both horses, intensive inquiry, investigation, not letting up… at the same time, realize that it’s not our job to do an editorial on this.”

Woodward is absolutely right about this. The press should have an adversarial relationship with the White House, set firmly upon a presumption – or at least a pretense – of goodwill. That ship sailed during 8 years of tongue-slathering Obama’s ass crack. They might have relieved some of the distrust, if they’d pretended to give the new president a chance, but instead, they went full-on, tinfoil hat, conspiracy-mongering hate-filled, out-or-presidential-blood hysterical.

The level of irrationality in the media these days, prevents them from repairing the damage they did by giving Obama his affirmative action pass.

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Why Do We Even Have A FISA Court?

Obama admitted to the FISA court that he routinely abused American’s rights via the intelligence community.

The National Security Agency under former President Barack Obama routinely violated American privacy protections while scouring through overseas intercepts and failed to disclose the extent of the problems until the final days before Donald Trump was elected president last fall, according to once top-secret documents that chronicle some of the most serious constitutional abuses to date by the U.S. intelligence community.

More than 5 percent, or one out of every 20 searches seeking upstream Internet data on Americans inside the NSA’s so-called Section 702 database violated the safeguards Obama and his intelligence chiefs vowed to follow in 2011, according to one classified internal report reviewed by Circa.

The Obama administration self-disclosed the problems at a closed-door hearing Oct. 26 before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that set off alarm. Trump was elected less than two weeks later.

Why is this not across-the-spectrum news? Because “Trump!” “Russia!”… our media is a freaking joke.

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Looking Back To The Future Of Geopolitics

Originally published 05AUG13.

Today you’re going to get a crash course in geopolitics and America’s preeminence as a global political & economic leader. If I do my job right, you will see the intervening years from 1991-2013 in a completely different light, after reading this article.

The Project for the New Middle East

Map drawn by Col Ralph Peters for the Armed Forces Journal.

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Map drawn by Zbigniev Brzezinski in “The Grand Chessboard”, 1998

The World Since WWII

To begin, the reader must understand the world following WWII. There emerged from the rubble of WWII, a bi-polar global power structure. We out-spent the USSR and proved beyond the shadow of a doubt that centralized command-and-control economics do not work. A planning committee will never be able to duplicate the actions, or meet the needs, of a market based upon self-interest. The most basic of economic laws is that people respond to incentives.

Also following WWII, the US began to assert it’s global dominance through expansion of all things American. Hegemony is dominance through leadership. In Marxist ideology, cultural hegemony is the domination of a diverse, multi-cultural society by a ruling elite. This is important because America has been using this idea since WWII. An objective look at the global political & social landscape bears this out. We dominate through cultural hegemony, which brings us political control, as well.

We have expanded “The American Way” of governing and living. The American people don’t really care how we go about projecting our authority overseas, so long as it isn’t in their face every day (see Iraq & Afghanistan under Bush/Obama). Our ruling class understands this disinterest and seizes upon it in their efforts to insure the interests of our national survival. The way they go about it is neither legally, nor morally justified, in many cases, but it is absolutely necessary.

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Idle Hands, Islam, and Generational Rebellion

So, I’ll try not to be long-winded.

We live in a world of ever-softening demands on young males. Historically, young men were forced to endure a ‘crucible’ of one sort or another. Some right-of-passage which proved the mettle of young men, and allowed them to lay claim to the appellation of “manhood”.

This is wholly-natural behavior. It’s reflected in the lives of young males of nearly-every mammalian variety. It’s a sort of evolutionary aphrodisiac, as well. The stronger the male, the better able to produce offspring and secure the survival of the species. This behavior often comes in the form of rebellion, whereby the young male seeks to assert his independence, and thus manhood, by extension. Manhood is a status and all status of any value, must be earned.

Boys in the west are no longer required, and often are not allowed, to engage in feats of manliness. For some of us, we joined the military and tested ourselves, pushing to and beyond limits we’d previously not breached. We recognize this in our fellow man, as an attribute which attains to manliness. This is, by no means, the only way of becoming a man, but this isn’t the side of the equation we’re focusing on, anyway.

Young men who have no right-of-passage, no crucible through which they are hardened and therefore earn the title of man, will seek all manner and means of emulating such behavior. Generally in a poor replication of true manhood.

We see this time and again in communities of absentee-fathers. Boys try to ape the behavior of men by becoming violent or joining groups where violence is celebrated (gangs). Add to this mix, a second generation islamic-immigrant background an the predilection of young ales toward rebellion and I’d say you have the perfect recipe for radicalization.

We can no more turn off our biological programming than can a feral pig. We are programmed to reproduce, to fight, to hunt, to survive. Like the feral pig who is penned, we can be taught to behave a certain way, but that biological programming is ever present in the operating system/source code of or lives.

It’s my contention that these second generation Islamic immigrants come from cultures where machismo is a valued attribute, but most of their parents are milquetoast muslims. That is, their parents are non-committal in their practice of Islam. In an act of rebellion against their parents (perfectly normal to challenge the male archetype in one’s life), these children become radicalized…in much the same way that American leftist children become radicalized against the traditionalist views of their parents.

These young males are doing the opposite of what their parents wants, in an attempt to assert their independence. This was a large driver behind my decision to be Muslim, so long ago. I recognized at the time, that most of the young converts came from similar backgrounds, from broken homes. They were, in essence, joining a gang. I think these radicalized young fools are doing the same thing.

To support this, I offer the description of nearly every set of parents of these radicals, that I’ve ever seen: ““They were nice people.”,”They’re a quiet working family.” et cetera.

What do you think? Any merit to my theory? If true, this will continue to increase, in the future, as young males have fewer and fewer options for asserting their independence and attaining manhood.

Idle hands are the devil’s workshop.

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Declining Republic Trades $110B For 2 Bushels Of Dates

For all of our anti-RINO/anti-neocon readers I would like to update you on the swamp-drainin’, tough-talkin’, Hillary-prosecutin’, wall-buildin’ist Presidential administration in history:

As President Trump extolled shared values of Saudi Arabia & The United States of whatever he thinks we should be today, I couldn’t help but think back to the days on the campaign trail, when President tough-talker tossed out red meat for his base to chew on:

You remember that, right? Back during the days of “you’ll be sitting in jail, Crooked Hillary”…good times. I guess Daddy’s money still works.

So, back to those shared values:

I must’ve missed something, because I don’t remember Saudi Arabia being anything remotely like a nation whose values could be confused with America. Even on the easy stuff, like terrorism, we don’t share the same values.

Seriously, if I said “Everyone hates child rape”, there wouldn’t be a single person in this corner of the interwebs who would disagree with me, because – let’s face it – we all pretend to be civilized. But Saudi Arabia? They disagree with us about blowing up innocent people because they don’t believe that we non-believers (kaffir, infidel, et al) are innocent.

They’ve dropped even the pretense of agreement, but there was our latest RINO president, snuggling up to smell the taint of Daddy Warbucks-bin-walid-al saud. He celebrated giving them anther $110 billion in military weaponry ($350 billion 10 year deal). The defense industry stocks hit all-time highs! Yay, for war without end! I guess he’s just keeping his jobs promise. Graves are shovel-ready, I guess.

Between orb-worship and 7th century swashbuckling, our Commerce Secretary celebrated that – in a totlitarian regime that makes Kim Jong Un jealous – he didn’t encounter single protester!

I think the other thing that was fascinating to me, there was not a single hint of a protestor anywhere there during the whole time we were there, not one guy with a bad placard.

CNBC anchor Becky Quick attempted to point out that Saudi Arabia bans all political protests, but Ross did not let that spoil his good mood.

“In theory that could be true. But, boy, there was certainly no sign of it, there was not a single effort at any incursion. There wasn’t anything. The mood was a genuinely good mood. And at the end of the trip, as I was getting back on the plane, the security guards from the Saudi side who’d been helping us over the weekend all wanted to pose for a big photo-op. And then they gave me two gigantic bushels of dates, as a present, as a thank you for the trip that we had had. That was a pretty from-the-heart, very genuine gesture. It really touched me.”

He did manage to take a few safe swipes at the neo-con’s favorite bogeyman, Iran, who is responsible for countless domestic terror incidents in America:

At least we got a conservative for SCOTUS.

#YouCantWinEmAll

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Commie Pope Takes A Dump On The Real Revo

Every time I read anything from this guy, I like him a little less. Caveat emptor:

“I cannot fail to speak of the grave risks associated with the invasion of the positions of libertarian individualism at high strata of culture and in school and university education.”*

Does anyone have any idea what the Commie Pope is talking about? What universities are still teaching individual liberty? Is he delusional? I understand that he is considered by many to be a heretic and many others to not be a legitimate pope because he was ordained as a Jesuit and never formally ordained a bishop. I don’t know or really care about that. I don’t like the guy because like all tyrannical statists, he believes that the individual should be subjugated to the common good. Every reader here knows that this is simply not how we get down.

“[T]he libertarian individual denies the value of the common good,because on the one hand he supposes that the very idea of ‘common’ means the constriction of at least some individuals, and on the other hand that the notion of ‘good’ deprives freedom of its essence.”

While the first half of this is partially-correct, on it’s face, he loses it as he explains his faulty reasoning. The libertarian doesn’t deny the common good, he just acknowledges that the greatest common good occurs when individuals act of their own volition, within the confining principle that respecting the rights of others, which they demand for themselves, creates a polite, respectful, and most-importantly a free society.

Our contention that this is the best means of ordering society, flies in the face of the commie pope, who believes that libertarians don’t believe in good, when in reality, our means of ordering society, creates the greatest common good and prevents tyrannical over-reach from religious (Catholic Church anyone?) and governmental institutions.

The Commie Pope continues to dig his collectivist trench, “A common characteristic of this fallacious paradigm is that it minimizes the common good, that is the idea of ‘living well’ or the ‘good life’ in the communitarian framework,”.

Did you catch that? The Commie Pope doesn’t like that our idea of ‘living well’ minimizes the common good in his “communitarian communist framework”.

Libertarianism,he says:

“…leads to the conclusion that everyone has the right to extend himself as far as his abilities allow him even at the cost of the exclusion and marginalization of the more vulnerable majority.”

You see, living as you see fit, excludes and marginalizes the “vulnerable majority”.

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President Laments The Wall He Can’t Build Here

If he keeps playing the good RINO, they might just let him have his wall.

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An American President: Drive Them Out!

…the nations of the middle east can’t wait for American power to come and crush this enemy for them…

I am proud of this speech to more than 50 assembled Muslim leaders.

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Trumphobia Nearing It’s Zenith?

I pride myself on my intellectual objectivity & integrity. Sure, I have a few sacred cows, like everyone else, but I openly admit when I have an implicit bias.

This is not one of those times.

I can’t think of another circumstance where a major world leader had a more insane, completely-irrational, multi-pronged, sustained assault on their position.

Donald Trump is a dumbass, who brings much of it upon himself. You’ll never see/hear/read of me saying otherwise. He tweets, runs off at the mouth, and glad-hands everyone he comes into contact with, in regard to his positions.

He is asking for some of it.

The magnitude of the combined/concerted effort to destroy this man though, and everything he is associated with, is breathtaking in it’s enormity.

Obama had half of America against him, for 8 years.

George W Bush had half of America against him, in a hate-filled, 8 year orgy of leftist outage.

Our body politic began cannibalizing itself in about 1995. It got worse around 2003 (yay Iraq). It has only escalated since that time. The problem is, the other guys are infinitely more qualified at feigned indignation and more organized in their opposition.

They’ve been digging their trenches and fortifying their positions since the far left hijacked the Democrat party, academia, and the media, back in the 60’s… For this assault, it would seem.

Am I overstating by saying that this seems like the hill they’re planning to die on?

See, Obama, Bush, Clinton, they all had their loyal opposition, but none of them had their own party, the administrative state, and the loyal opposition seeking their destruction.

I hope President Trump survives the onslaught, but the Outlook is rather grim at this point.

Can anyone with perhaps a broader scope of American history (older) think of a time when a President had more people trying to destroy him?

Feel free to discuss. I’m genuinely curious if this has happened, to this degree, before now.

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World Hacked By Leaked NSA Cyber-Super-Weapon

IN MID-APRIL, an arsenal of powerful software tools apparently designed by the NSA to infect and control Windows computers was leaked by an entity known only as the “Shadow Brokers.” Not even a whole month later, the hypothetical threat that criminals would use the tools against the general public has become real, and tens of thousands of computers worldwide are now crippled by an unknown party demanding ransom.

For a real-time active attack mapper, Click here.(very cool graphic interface)

It turns out the malware was stopped by accident.

“I was out having lunch with a friend and got back about 3pm and saw an influx of news articles about the NHS and various UK organisations being hit,” he told the Guardian. “I had a bit of a look into that and then I found a sample of the malware behind it, and saw that it was connecting out to a specific domain, which was not registered. So I picked it up not knowing what it did at the time.”

The kill switch was hardcoded into the malware in case the creator wanted to stop it spreading. This involved a very long nonsensical domain name that the malware makes a request to – just as if it was looking up any website – and if the request comes back and shows that the domain is live, the kill switch takes effect and the malware stops spreading. The domain cost $10.69 and was immediately registering thousands of connections every second.

MalwareTech explained that he bought the domain because his company tracks botnets, and by registering these domains they can get an insight into how the botnet is spreading. “The intent was to just monitor the spread and see if we could do anything about it later on. But we actually stopped the spread just by registering the domain,” he said. But the following hours were an “emotional rollercoaster”.

“Initially someone had reported the wrong way round that we had caused the infection by registering the domain, so I had a mini freakout until I realised it was actually the other way around and we had stopped it,” he said.

MalwareTech said he preferred to stay anonymous “because it just doesn’t make sense to give out my personal information, obviously we’re working against bad guys and they’re not going to be happy about this.”

People are scared of nuclear war, terrorism, and all manner of bogeyman, but I tell you tis – our civilization will be undone by technology. You read that right. I’m saying that the very technology which enables our life of ease, will be our undoing, and it will most-likely be facilitated by some bullshit gov’t code that was leaked into the wild.

The terrifyingly awesome things our government is capable of doing, can also be done by 12 year olds … in their Mom’s basement.

As an aside,”Why is the NSA ransoming computers?”…

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The Gunfighter

NSFW or anywhere else with dignity, but it’s funny. I’m sure it’s been posted here before.

Enjoy:

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Obama Saving Earth: With His Private Yacht, Jet, and 14 Car Motorcade

Looks like we’ll have decades of American political aristocracy from the Obama’s as well.

Just yesterday we noted that President Obama pocketed $3.2 million for a 1.5-hour speaking gig at a climate change conference in Milan…an exorbitant fee, by anyone’s measure, which Dilbert creator Scott Adams most accurately described as a “pre-bribe.”

And while we’re certain that Obama’s motivation to appear in Milan had absolutely nothing to do with the money, but rather was born out of a pure concern for Mother Earth, we do find his travel arrangements, in light of that genuine environmental concern, somewhat ironic.

Apparently, according to the Independent Journal Review, it takes a private jet, 14-car motorcade, 300 police and multiple helicopters patrolling overhead just to get one man to a conference…quite the carbon footprint.

His motorcade:

The yacht he just vacationed on:

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US Deploys THAAD. China: DF-26 Aircraft Carrier Killer

The saber-rattling is getting louder. How long til we hear the beat of war drums?

In any case, China’s rising displeasure at the growing military ties between South Korea and the US manifested itself in the recent missile launches, because as China’s Global Times stated all too clearly in an article overnight, “China’s latest missile test shows country can respond to aircraft carriers, THAAD.” In other words, in addition to North Korea jawboning and threatening to blow up any strategic US asset in vicinity, as the NK ambassador told Sky News yesterday, now there’s China too.

In an oped by Glbal Times’ Deng Ziaoci, the author writes that China’s successful test of a new type of guided missile in the Bohai Sea “killed two birds with one stone, experts told the Global Times, as the launch shows China can attack both aircraft carriers and the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system deployed in South Korea.”

“To judge from the missile remains disclosed by media, it was a DF-26 that was tested recently, also known as the ‘aircraft carrier killer’ missile,” Song Zhongping, a military expert who used to serve in the PLA Rocket Force, told the Global Times. “Considering the type of missile and the test location it is evident that we conducted a firing experiment targeting aircraft carriers, and the warhead possibly featured an electromagnetic pulse that could destroy a carrier’s command system, as well as the THAAD system,” Song noted.

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Enter “The House Of People With No Name”

I find it hard to have any sympathy for stupid people who do stupid things. If any free person willingly enters the hermit kingdom, they should be less than surprised when they are taken prisoner.

Currently there are four Americans who are known to be held by the North Korean regime. But as crazy as it might sound, there are probably many more Americans and other Westerners who are secretly being held captive there. You’d think that we would know about every single person who has been taken by that government, but there’s one reputable source who claims otherwise.

While visiting North Korea, a Canadian security consultant and businessman by the name of James Leigh was imprisoned and interrogated there for several days last month. He claims that while he was in prison, he spoke to Professor Tony Kim, a US citizen who was also recently jailed by the authorities in North Korea. Kim was apparently being housed in a cell next to Leigh’s room, and the two frequently spoke to each other. Kim revealed to him that there are far more Americans being held captive in North Korea than any of us realize. Here’s what Leigh revealed in a recent interview with Newsmax, not long after he was released:

He said during his two-and-a-half day imprisonment, Prof. Kim told him, “There’s a lot more Americans locked up here than anyone knows.

 “I said, ‘Are you serious?’”

 “He said, ‘Yeah, Canadians, Americans, Europeans. There’s a whole place to hold hem…”

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If I Changed My Mind

If I said that I wanted the gov’t to subsidize corn, logging, or any other private industry jobs, what would that make me?

If I said that buying GM and paying for their unions was the way to go, what would that make me?

If I said that taxpayers should pay for healthcare for everyone, because “pre-existing conditions” what would that make me?

If subsidizing jobs to boost employment or increase labor force participation rates is good, why don’t we just cut out the f-king middle man and put the government in charge of ALL MEANS OF PRODUCTION?

If I believed those things, I would be a socialist.

Yet, every single day, millions of Trump Cult statists (most trump voters don’t fit here) take to the internet to fight real conservatives into submission…to push their bullshit progressive answers onto reasonable people who just want less government interference in their lives.

They don’t tolerate anyone questioning their dear leader. We have been consistent in our views since I showed up here in 2009. When those views focused on the orange-golden calf, we lost a great many friends. I will admit that we have been hard on Trump, but it’s been no harder than any day under Obama.

We believe in individuals, here. We don’t have a team. We fight, day-in-and-day-out to advance the principles which made America great, before the progressives destroyed it.

We fight for free markets, free minds, and free people keeping the fruits of their labor and disposing of their property in any manner they see fit, so long as it doesn’t violate the rights of others.

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Anonymous To World: Prepare For WWIII

Do what you want with it, but take a minute to think of the state of our nation. How many enemies do we have, baked into the cake, these days? Definitely no time to get rid of your guns.

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5th Dimensional Chess Or Populist Jack-Assery?

RD just posted (below) the first half of my topic. I’m adapting to ask a question instead of bloviating my opinions.

Incidental to President Trump’s executive order, China threatened to retaliate:

By proposing an unjustified investigation into steel imports in the guise of safeguarding national security, the U.S. seems to be resorting to unilateralism to solve bilateral and multilateral problems,” the China Daily said. The probe could result in efforts by the United States to curb imports that will affect the interests of a number of its major trade partners, including China, the editorial warned.

“If the U.S. does take protectionist measures, then other countries are likely to take justifiable retaliatory actions against U.S. companies that have an advantage … in fields such as finance and high-tech, leading to a tit-for-tat trade war that benefits no one,” it said.

Turns out the Japs are none-too-happy, either:

We are greatly concerned over Trump’s protectionism, although we hear he has softened his tone on some issues with a grasp of reality,” Japan Iron and Steel Federation chairman Kosei Shindo told a news conference on Monday.

In an “unrelated” move, China revoked the steel manufacturing licenses of 29 separate firms. So, my question for our dear readers is simple:

Was this a case of 5th dimensional Trumpian Chess mastery or a cynical attempt to pay lip service to his base, the MAGA crowd?

Added background: China has a 300 tonne annual surplus (glut) of steel that drives the prices into the toilet.

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Freaky Friday Free-Flowing Feminine Fun

Read the comments section, here.

Is this the sexiest coffee shop in the whole world?nGorgeous entrepreneur Carlie Jo and her team of beautiful baristas strip down to bikinis and lingerie to serve hot and cold drinks at her shop called øBikini Beans Espressoø in Kent, Washington. nAs well as being extremely popular in the local area and attracting five star reviews on Yelp, the shop has a huge following on Facebook and Instagram. n

A controversial coffee shop is taking Washington by storm, not for the quality of their beverages, but for the staff’s dress code. Bikini Beans Espresso, which also operates in Arizona, has baristas dressed in bikinis, underwear, or even just a conveniently placed sticker while they make your drink and it has been a huge success.

All of the usual ugly, feminist hypocrites are crying about the exploitation of beautiful women who are taking advantage of their natural endowments to make more than any other baristas out there.

These same ragged out hags who believe the burka is a celebration of cultural diversity, and the vagina hat & abortion are valid expressions of the sacred femyn, are bitching about hot girls selling coffee.

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President Expands VA Choice Program

It’s a step. Next step: abolish the VA!

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DHS: To Public Officials, Change The Laws Or Shut Up

I have an old friend who served in the Marine Corps, then went on to become a Sr. Agent with ICE. He posted this video, celebrating his pride in & support of the new DHS Secretary.

He & I spoke in February, 2010 about how his job was going. He said they hadn’t done anything because his team (raids businesses than employ illegals in San Diego) was given a stand down order, straight from the top. He’s glad to be back working, protecting our country, again.

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McCain: “I Hope” The Washington Establishment Sucked Trump In

Todd: “I want to talk about the overall changes. You’ve said he’s growing in office. There are some that will say, ‘no the Washington establishment sucked him in.'”

McCain: “I hope so [awkward laughter]. On national security, I do believe he has assembled a strong team and I think, very appropriately, he is listening to them.”

FF to 5:00 mark

So, Trumpions, has he been swallowed by the establishment? Does it matter? How so?

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Syria’s War: Who Is Fighting And Why

The question I feel most appropriate for this forum would be:

Syria’s War: We’re Now Fighting, But Why?

If we actually cared about children dying, why aren’t we carpet bombing the South side of Chicago? Darfour has seen bloodshed on a biblical scale.

Hell, even Syria has seen 1000 times the death & brutality, so where were all of the cheerleaders when Obama wanted to invade a couple years ago?

I distinctly recall this crowd tearing President Obama down for doing the very same things President Trump is doing, but now that it’s “our” guy, everyone on “our” side excuses his actions.

This lack of intellectual integrity, borne of tribalism, by the majority of people, on both sides of the political spectrum, supports my misanthropic view of human nature.

I’m thoroughly disappointed with the right. I always knew the left had no intellectual integrity, but to see it laid bare from the so-called conservative wing of the country is terribly disappointing.

From the crooked timber of humanity…

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Suggestions: Roadside Attractions

Hello friends,

I am about to embark on another cross-country adventure, with my family in tow. We are moving back to Michigan, for good this time.

I’m done chasing jobs.

Anyway, we are heading south on I-5 to Portland and East on I-84 through Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, & Michigan.

So far, we are stopping at Multnomah Falls, OR and Little America, WY. I’m looking for suggestions of anything cool, interesting, or curious on or within 30 minutes of, I-84.

We’ll be spending nights in Boise (Thu), Nebraska (Fri – somewhere), and Cedar Rapids (Sat), tentatively. Yes, I expect my friends in & around Cedar Rapids to make enough time to meet us for a meal or conversation. I’ll have my brother (Magellan) with me as well.

I stopped drinking (didn’t quit, just stopped) about 8 months ago, so there shouldn’t be any shenanigans…

I’d just like to spend some time with my most cherished intellectual homeys, while I’m nearby.

I’ll sort out a tentative timeframe with RD privately and share details on the inner circle. If you’re near my route, but don’t have access to the inner circle, hit me on Facebook, soon.

I’d like to meet with as many of you as possible on the way. Also, recommendations for American curiosities (the point of this post) are welcomed and appreciated.

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