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When Is It OK To Punch Anyone?

Seriously, when is it acceptable? I’d say it’s OK to punch back if attacked. But that’s not what’s happening. Leftist organizers are telling rioters to hurt anyone they don’t agree with. Some have been punched in the face, there is an instance where someone set afire the hair of a woman. Others have been knocked down and beaten by a crowd of demonstrators.

“About That “Punching Nazis” Thing”

Encouraging people to punch Nazis

Alleged Nazi Richard Spencer got punched last month. Then rioters at UC Berkeley beat people for going to see conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopolous, who is apparently also a Nazi. Since Milo’s a Nazi, the people who wanted to see Milo must also have been Nazis. One of the Nazis who wanted to see Milo was beaten unconscious, others were bloodied. For the last month, there’s been tons of Nazi-punching going on.

Who likes to see Nazis gets punched? Everyone, right? Well, not exactly. It turns out, punching Nazis isn’t as good an idea as one might think.”

Richard Spencer is in fact a white nationalist, but he doesn’t actually do anything except talk. Milo Yiannapolous is a gay Jew with an affinity for black men, which would have gotten him killed three times over in Nazi Germany. The people who went to his event at Berkeley weren’t Nazis at all, they were just regular people who wanted to hear a dissenting opinion. One was just a young girl who didn’t agree with the mob. She wasn’t punched, she got pepper sprayed for it.”

When we cheer a violent rioter because “he punched a Nazi!”, without having any actual evidence the victim was a Nazi, what we’re really saying is, “It’s okay to use violence on people because I think I know their opinions, and I’ve decided some opinions aren’t allowed.”

But hey, Nazi opinions shouldn’t be allowed. Right?

Yes, they should. Nazis suck, and Nazi opinions suck, but we live in America. ANY opinion is allowed; not every opinion is valid, not every opinion is respectable, not every opinion is or should be safe from well-deserved ridicule. But an opinion – ANY opinion – is harmless. In America, we don’t beat people up for their opinions.”

Chris Hernandez is a 22 year police officer, former Marine and retired National Guard soldier with over 25 years of military service. He is a combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan and also served 18 months as a United Nations police officer in Kosovo. He writes for BreachBangClear.com and Iron Mike magazine and has published three military fiction novels”

And leftists continue to try to say that Conservatives cause violent campus riots, too. Have any of you seen evidence of it?

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Chuck Schumer Warned About Intelligence Community

At the time this exchange was considered by many to be a direct threat to Trump. But Schumer has been on the hill for a long time and what he is actually doing is warning Mr. Trump about the community’s devious ways. ‘Threaten them and they will get you’, in essence is what he says.

It appears he was right. The stories about the Trump campaign having contacts with Russian leaders came from them. Now they have set up a false email account for General Flynn and used it to show that he, too was in contact with Russians.

“CIA broke the law to take out its critic General Flynn”

From American Thinker

Make no mistake: we have just witnessed an operation by members of the CIA to take out a high official of our own government. An agency widely believed to have brought down democratically elected governments overseas is now practicing the same dark arts in domestic American politics.”

Also, someone who would know tells us that the attack came from the Obama White House:

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Even some on the left are worried that our spy agencies are able to take out high-level cabinet officers.

“America’s spies anonymously took down Michael Flynn. That is deeply worrying.”

The United States is much better off without Michael Flynn serving as national security adviser. But no one should be cheering the way he was brought down.

The whole episode is evidence of the precipitous and ongoing collapse of America’s democratic institutions — not a sign of their resiliency. Flynn’s ouster was a soft coup (or political assassination) engineered by anonymous intelligence community bureaucrats. The results might be salutary, but this isn’t the way a liberal democracy is supposed to function.”

Trump’s response is telling: “The Real Story” Here Are The Illegal Leaks” Flynn says he did nothing wrong and points at the leakers

And even, for what it’s worth, the Russians say the reports are false.

So, have we just witnessed a ‘Soft Coup’ that took out Flynn? Even worse, how many other Trump advisors have they targeted?

Why would they do it? Simply to de-legitimize Trump and his team is plenty of reason. Democrat politicians are jumping on the allegations and calling them true. It looks like an organized campaign from where I sit.

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I’m Certainly Glad He’s Not President

Bernie Sanders is afflicted with the ideology of the left. He believes in taking away your rights and mine in a misguided effort to create a ‘Better World’ that is run by dopes like him and whose rules are enforced with acts of death. In this case he has brought up racism,sexism, and homophobia. Like most leaders on the left he believes that the Allegation of these things is enough to prove that you should be punished. They throw these words about in abandon in order to silence opposition and prevent discussion.

“Sanders: Government Should Destroy Religious Freedom In Order To Fight ‘Racism, Sexism, Homophobia'”

It is not up to the government to “sanction” racism, sexism, homophobia and other forms of discrimination. What Bernie Sanders considers racism, sexism, and homophobia may not actually be racism, sexism or homophobia; furthermore, the government has no role in restricting freedom of speech, religion and association based on Bernie Sanders’ disapproval of how people utilize those rights. The government has no right to infringe on somebody’s activity so long as that activity does not violate the rights of others. I do not have a right to your services or your respect. I do have a right not to be harmed by you.”

More at the Daily Wire

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An Open Letter From Iron Mike To Snowflakes

“a message to the angry leftists from an american infantryman”

You all have your reasons for hating America and whether or not I agree isn’t even relevant. I took an oath as did all of my brothers and sisters in uniform to defend this country against all enemies foreign AND domestic. I will always protect your rights to free speech and expression through lawful and civil protest whether or not your cause is something I believe in. However, you seem to believe revolution and violence are the answer now, and that makes you a domestic enemy of the United States I protect and serve. Do it and I’ll teach you how we make the fuckin’ green grass grow. You keep saying you want a revolution, secession, a new Civil War and the election of “Racist/sexist/homophobic/Republican/Nazi/xenophobic/dictator/Islamophobic/rich guy asshole” Donald Trump is the catalyst for you to take action and destroy every evil you perceive this country to stand for…

Well… We’re waiting. Shit or get off the pot.

Read it all at Gruntworks

Iron Mike”

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There Is Support In Congress For Leaving The UN

“A bill has already been introduced in Congress to remove the US from the United Nations”

This statue is at the UN Building in New York. It indicates the view the body has of American gun rights

A bill introduced by Alabama Rep. Mike Rogers earlier this month calls on the US to “terminate” its membership in the United Nations and effectively sever all ties with the organization.

The bill, titled the American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2017, was proposed on January 3. It is cosponsored by a handful of Republican lawmakers, including North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones, Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs, Missouri Rep. Jason Smith, Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie, Tennessee Rep. John Duncan Jr., and Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz.”

Read the rest at Business Insider

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Illinois’ Finances Are In The News Again Today

“MOODY’S IS WARNING OF AN ILLINOIS DEATH SPIRAL”

Without real reform, Illinois will end up like a failing cable company that is losing customers and responds by raising service rates on remaining customers, causing even more to leave. It’s a losing strategy and will simply quicken the stampede of Illinoisans fleeing to surrounding states.”

From Illinois Policy

Downtrend has a graphic that also indicates what’s wrong there but it also includes other cities with a common denominator. They’re all in trouble and are all run by Democrats.

Tha Chicago Tribune has an editorial about how President-elect Trump’s choice for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, is being received by Chicago’s very unionized education establishment.

“Betsy DeVos vs. the education status quo”

Betsy DeVos speaks during her confirmation hearing for Secretary of Education before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on Capitol Hill on Jan. 17, 2017, in Washington, DC. (Brendan Smialowski, AFP/Getty Images)

The senators’ attempts to paint DeVos as a rich capitalist bent on turning schools into private profit centers rehashed the limp, decades-old arguments against charter schools and voucher programs. The committee chairman, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., was right when he described DeVos’ positions as mainstream. In her home state of Michigan, she spent more than a decade fighting for school choice programs that benefited mostly minority school children.

She’s not alone. Supporters of school choice have included many Democrats and Republicans — presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, a half-dozen education secretaries, and more than 30 states.

But not here. Chicago and Illinois are case studies in resisting this type of education reform.

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis last fall called DeVos a “nightmare.”

Here is a snip from that hearing. Devos seems to be able to handle the socialists.

Illinois, and especially Cook County, has been in failure mode for decades. Taxes are repeatedly raised yet services are poor. The local government has refused to address the crime and economic problems there. The natural result is that people are moving away – productive, tax-paying people. Moody’s can see it and is issuing another warning. It won’t be long now.

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“… Eventually You Run Out Of Other People’s Money”

The only fix is more money. But where will it come from?

“Britain’s health service in a ‘humanitarian crisis’: Red Cross”

Founded in 1948, the National Health Service (NHS) is a source of huge pride for many Britons who are able to access free care from the cradle to the grave.

But tight budgets, an ageing population and increasingly complex medical needs have left many hospitals struggling during the winter season in recent years, prompting headlines about patients being left to wait on trolleys for hours or even days.

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“Winter is always a very busy time for the NHS,” the Department of Health said. “To support staff working hard on the frontline we have put in place comprehensive plans earlier than ever.”

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Tucker Carlson: “Why Should I Send My 19y Old Son To Defend the Baltics?”

Watched Tucker Carlson tonight. This happened:

Ronald Reagan is rolling in his grave while Garry Kasparov is rolling his eyes.

Please note, the argument Tucker is making here is not merely against frivolous military adventurism. We all understand not sending our sons and daughters into harms way without a good cause. He is, in fact, arguing against sending military assistance to countries that we are obligated to protect against Soviet/Communist/totalitarian aggression, to defend the cause of freedom.

Which is an argument, I guess, but I’m sure it’s a bad one.

What Trump and Carlson are doing now is playing the part of Neville Chamberlain. Nothing more. Take the Sudetenland. Take the Baltics. Whatever. None of our business.

It may be worth questioning if it’s appropriate to call Trump the “Leader of the Free World” if he truly does continue signaling that we should pull out of our military commitments to our allies.

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Time For A Federal Program

“ILLINOIS ENDS 2016 WITH AN $11 BILLION IN UNPAID BILLS”

Though spending on government-worker salaries and pensions has grown at a rapid rate, many service providers and grant recipients are still awaiting payment.

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Illinois state government has left the people of the Prairie State quite the stocking stuffer this holiday season: an $11 billion bill backlog that is expected to hit $14 billion by summer 2017.”

More at Illinois Policy.org

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“Fighting doesn’t guarantee either victory or survival.”

“But inability to fight pretty much guarantees extinction or subjugation.”

Borrowed with permission from Oleg Volk

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We Have Seen This Map Before…

But today Zero Hedge has a more thoughtful take on it.

“Here’s Where You Absolutely Don’t Want To Be “When It All Turns Ugly”

Map Shows Us Where We Don’t Want To Be When It All Turns Ugly h/t All News Pipeline

OK, this is actually pretty obvious – but it is worth pointing out that the “archipelago” of islands across the vast expanse of the United States that carried the vote for Hillary Clinton during the election – also happens to be a ring of the liberal cities that:

a) have exploded with crime, riots and unrest

b) have provided sanctuary for millions of illegal immigrants that have destabilized the country

c) are going bankrupt and will be unable to fulfill pension obligations, or pay their share of social security, welfare, etc.

d) have been foremost in advocating gun control, and ensuring that only criminals and police have guns, while 2nd Amendment arm-bearing citizen have flocked to the rural areas where their rights are not generally restricted

e) will be the first places to be become unstable during any major crisis – as soon as grocery store shelves go empty. Martial law will be the only way to maintain stability, and that will come at a further price to liberty.

f) will be the first place to line up for FEMA camps and beg for food, shelter and rations, again, at a further price to liberty

Of course, there are many more items that could be added to the list, but it gets tedious, and I think everyone gets the point.”

If you live in one of those progressive islands you might make a New Year’s resolution…

Happy New Year everyone.

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Ah, Socialism…

There is a lesson in this for Bernie Sanders supporters.

I know, I know. Bernie is different. He’s a ‘Democratic Socialist’. But here’s the thing. That’s what they all say. “I am the exception. This time it will work. Give me all power and I will create Utopia.”

It never works. It never has worked and never will. You can try to fool yourself. It may work. You may try to fool me. It will not work.

“Venezuela’s highest denomination banknote has ceased to be legal tender, in a move that has caused cash chaos and long queues at banks.”

The 100-bolivar note is worth just two US cents on the black market

President Nicolas Maduro said new higher-denomination bills would be fully distributed in January.

He has closed the borders with Brazil and Colombia until Sunday to stop “mafias” hoarding the currency abroad.”

Read the rest at BBC

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The Politicization Of The Department Of Homeland Security

Jeh, Jeh, Jeh. Isn’t this against the law?

Mr. Smirky, Jeh Johnson

“Homeland Security tied to attempted hack of Georgia’s election database”

Jeh Johnson is the head of DHS. Why would he order any state’s election database to be hacked?

An attempted hack into Georgia’s voter registration database was traced back to the Department of Homeland Security, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

A third-party security firm working for the state detected the unsuccessful breach and linked it to an IP address associated with DHS, the report said. Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp reportedly sent a letter to Homeland Security asking the department to confirm whether an attempt was made.”

More at CNBC

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Misleading Headline From Right Wing News

Their headline:

“Obama Begs Republicans Not To Repeal His Failing Healthcare Law”

According to their own story Obama did not beg anyone. What they are actually reporting on is his half-hearted attempt to tell Republicans to leave alone his signature legislation. Even Obama knows he’s wasting his breath.

The president then criticized the Republican effort to repel and replace the law, stating that such a political move would erase all progress that has been made toward securing a better healthcare system in America.

“Now Republicans in Congress want to repeal the whole thing and start from scratch – but trying to undo some of it could undo all of it. All those consumer protections – whether you get your health insurance from ObamaCare, or Medicare, or Medicaid, or on the job – could go right out the window,” he said.”

Yada yada yada. He is on the verge of losing everything he golfed so hard for. He deserves to be remembered by historians as an abject failure.

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It’s About Time

The best line in the article is this, “Emanuel… has no real bargaining power in the equation because he’s on the wrong side of the law.”

If the new President Trump only reinstates respect for, and adherence to, the law he will accomplish a lot. The tactic the Obama administration adopted, ignoring laws they did not agree with, has done a great deal to make the country less safe and more lawless.

“The Coming Sanctuary Cities Crackdown”

“Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel begs President-elect Trump for leniency.”

Emanuel (D), who used to be a congressman and then President Obama’s chief of staff, dropped by Trump Tower in New York on Wednesday to urge President-elect Donald Trump to abandon his campaign promise to crack down on sanctuary cities.

“I also spoke out strongly about what it means to be a sanctuary city who will support and secure the people who are here, like my grandfather who came to the city of Chicago as a 13-year old 100 years ago,” said Emanuel who actually has no real bargaining power in the equation because he’s on the wrong side of the law.”

Read the rest at Front Page Magazine

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Valerie Jarrett Claims To have A Soul

But you and I know better. She is a vindictive, conniving woman who was born in Iran, who wants only what is worst for the United States. She has been the shadow President during Obama’s two terms, allowing him to take six hours off every few days to play a round of golf or to vacation in Hawaii for the shaved ice.

“You are such a good boy.”

“Valerie Jarrett: Trump’s Win Was ‘Soul-Crushing’”

One of President Obama’s top advisers said on Wednesday that Donald Trump’s electoral win was “soul-crushing.”

Valerie Jarrett offered that dramatic assessment during a “Women Rule” event hosted by Politico.”

More at the Daily Caller

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I Didn’t Know This About Castro

And I am not happy that I know it now.

“Credulous Western Dupes and Castro”

Read more at National Review

The one on your right

The one on your right

Lastly, for all of Castro’s ranting about the exploitive nature of capitalism, it takes a truly mercenary mind to come up with the schemes his regime employed to garner hard currency — from drug-running, to assassinations to, well, vampiric behavior. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights reported in 1966 that 166 Cuban prisoners were executed on a single day in May of that year. But before they were killed, they were forced to undergo the forced extraction of an average of seven pints of blood from their bodies. This blood was sold to Communist Vietnam at a rate of $50 per pint. Those who underwent the bloodletting suffered cerebral anemia and a state of unconsciousness and paralysis. But that didn’t stop the executions; the victims were carried on a stretcher to the killing field where they were then shot.”

More below the fold…

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Remembering Fidel Castro

This is the face of communism.

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Surprise! Keith Ellison Is A Liar, Too

The Democratic National Committee is seriously considering him to be their new head official. This tells us that they have not just aligned themselves with radical leftist groups but also with radical Muslim terror groups. The two are not compatible. If there is a showdown between socialists and radical Muslims the Muslims will win every time. Why? Both tend to violence to get their way but the Muslim Brotherhood will not hesitate. Socialists will because they want to hide their involvement in the violence.

We know what kind of people align themselves with terror groups. Democrats.

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Media Would Have You Believe Anti-Trump Protests Are ‘Spontaneous’

Zero Hedge has a video showing the spontaneous buses that brought demonstrators to Chicago.

Someone is paying for this violence.

“Blocks Of Anti-Trump Protest Buses Caught On Tape”

The video was taken at 3:30pm on South Canal Street in Chicago on Saturday. As our reader points out, hundreds of the participants that took part in the downtown Chicago protests from November 12 were bused in using these vehicles. Other arrived by train.”

Astroturf is not a strong enough word. A decent investigator could find out from the bus companies just who hired them. Then when there is an injury or death during the riots – or even property damages – the authorities would know who to charge with the crimes.

Related: “Craigslist ads offer $1,500 a week for paid anti-Trump protesters”

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This Is NOT How It Is Done

Vile, childish, violent Clinton supporters are finding new ways to turn public opinion against their cause. Burning businesses, damaging privately owned vehicles, and attacking and injuring people they believe to be Trump supporters is not enough.

The images of what they are doing are being seen by people all around the world. This is not the way to build a coalition nor is it a way to accomplish something. It is a way to destroy the left and progressive ideas in general. It is ugly and violent. Americans don’t want ugly, violent punks in charge of anything.

“Hillary Supporter Holds ‘Rape Melania’ Sign at DC Protest in Front of Trump Hotel”

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According to the man who photographed the sign, who goes by the handle “Beck ‏@thereal_beck”, the ‘RAPE MELANIA” sign was held aloft without any reaction by the estimated one-hundred-fifty Hillary Clinton supporters protesting the election of Trump.”

From Gateway Pundit

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From Canadian Bob

Today’s free lesson in economics – and worth every penny – is this:

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My Lexus & Capitalism:

A guy looked at my Lexus the other day and said I wonder how many people could have been fed for the money that sports car cost.

I replied I am not sure. It fed a lot of families in Windsor, Ontario, who built it, it fed the people who make the tires, it fed the people who made the components that went into it, it fed the people in the copper mine who mined the copper for the wires, it fed people in Sault St Marie. at Caterpillar who make the trucks that haul the copper ore. It fed the trucking people who hauled it from the plant to the dealer and fed the people working at the dealership and their families. BUT,… I have to admit, I guess I really don’t know how many people it fed.

That is the difference between capitalism and welfare mentality. When you buy something, you put money in people’s pockets, and give them dignity for their skills.

When you give someone something for nothing, you rob them of their dignity and self worth.

Capitalism is freely giving your money in exchange for something of value.

Socialism is taking your money against your will and shoving something down your throat that you never asked for.”

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Starting At The End Of The Alphabet And Working Backward

First it was Zimbabwe, Now Venezuela.

Socialism does not work.

“Venezuela Throws In The Towel On Hyperinflation: Will Print 200x Higher-Denominated Bills”

Mom sent me for a loaf of bread

Mom sent me for a loaf of bread

Economists and central bank employees say Mr. Maduro didn’t want to acknowledge the country’s inflation problem by printing bigger notes.

This has finally changed, and as the WSJ reports, Venezuela’s government, slammed by hyperinflation has finally thrown in the towel, and is planning to issue new bills in December with larger denominations—up to 200 times higher than the current biggest bill, according to people familiar with the plans. The move marks an implicit acknowledgment by the government that skyrocketing prices have slashed the value of the currency

The new coins and notes will go up to 20,000 bolivars, according to people close to the central bank, the finance ministry, the country’s banks and bill suppliers. This would make the biggest note worth $15 on the black market.”

More at Zero Hedge

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All Tyrants Take Revenge On Former Opponents

“The “Basket of Deplorables” – Waiting for Hillary’s Revenge”

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Being one of those un-Americans in that “basket of deplorables” I cannot help but wonder what she has in mind for all of us who are beyond redemption (the “irredeemables”) once she is in power. A vindictive Hillary? Come on.

The great fear is of many is of an unfettered Hillary Clinton who in office would likely resemble the East German Stalinist, Erich Honecker. By the way she has called the Republicans the “enemies she was most proud of”. So, what fetters or impediments might we imagine to obstruct a President Hillary Clinton ?”

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Venezuela: “Socialism Retains Its Perfect Record”

What is it with the Bernie Sanders supporters? How about the Clinton fans? Do they hate conservatives so much that they would destroy their own future to destroy us? Don’t they know about stories like this, and about Chairman Mao or Josef Stalin and the number of people they had killed? Millions. Tens of millions.

“Corpses ‘Exploding’ In Decrepit Venezuelan Hospitals”

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It was one of the more macabre stories to emerge out of socialist Venezuela — and served as a metaphor for the final days of the rotting regime.

In a hospital morgue, a bloated corpse exploded.

The morgue’s barely functioning cooling system was to blame – hardly a surprise in the oil-rich yet impoverished nation whose health-care system has collapsed under the socialist government. Decomposing for two days in the tropical heat, the corpse finally exploded in a spray of toxic fluids and gasses.”

You have a choice.  Choose wisely.

You have a choice. Choose wisely.

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