A Request for Prayer

Iowans prepare for another Flood.

It’s enough to drive the average person insane to have to face another one of these.

Pray for their safety and relief.

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Should Have Thought Of This Sooner

“Charlotte violence sparks self defense gun buying spree”

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The explosion of racial violence in Charlotte, N.C. has led to a gun buying spree by locals worried about their safety.

At Hyatt Guns, one of the nation’s largest, staff arrived Thursday morning after the second night of riots and encountered a line of buyers.

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“Sales last night were brisk. Most of the purchases were self defense shotguns and 12 gauge buckshot,” he said.”

More at the Washington Examiner

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Nature wants you dead.

Standards of living have improved dramatically over the last couple of generations regardless of what the whiners say. What is quoted below represents a truly huge increase in your standard of living; almost immeasurable. And it doesn’t even include video on demand, craft beers or Kate Upton.

By the age of one, how many times had modern medicine saved your ass?

What about by the age twenty? How about now?

How many times has nature tried to kill you? Strep, staph, weather, tsunamis, all the vaccine preventable illnesses, tooth decay, allergies that range from life-threatening to “goddamnit, it’s spring and the trees are fucking,” and whatever the fuck Gwyneth Paltrow is getting stung by bees to cure.

And the goddamn flu.

Without modern medicine, how much worse off would your life be?

If you go back to doing all things naturally, a tiny emergency turns into a big one. A long term chronic illness turns into a quick death sentence.

Read it all.

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‘Peaceful’ Protests In Charlotte, North Carolina

Here are a few facts about them. They are not as ‘Peaceful’ as some would have you believe.

From Zero Hedge:

Stealing and looting cash registers from local businesses is not a legitimate form of protest
A “protester” shooting another “protester” is not a legitimate form of protest.
Physically attacking reporters is not a legitimate form of protest.
Throwing rocks off bridges at passing vehicles full of families is not a legitimate form of protest
Beating up innocent people in parking lots because they’re white is not a legitimate form of protest.
Smashing up apartment windows where black people live to “protest” in favor of ‘Black Lives Matter’ is not a legitimate form of protest.
Trashing your own neighborhood is not a legitimate form of protest.
Looting the Charlotte Hornets team store so you can steal basketball merchandise is not a legitimate form of protest
Attempting to hijack cars and terrify their innocent occupants is not a legitimate form of protest.

From Doug Ross:

1. There’s a Black President
2. There’s a Black Congressman
3. There’s a Black Mayor
4. There’s a Black District Attorney
5. There’s a Black Chief of Police
6. The officer involved in the shooting was Black
7. The victim perp was Black

So whose fault is it when the perp gets taken out?

Also this from Zero Hedge:

“Who Is Behind The Riots? Charlotte Police Says 70% Of Arrested Protesters Had Out Of State IDs”

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Professor Glenn Reynolds Sinned Against Political Correctness With 3-Word Tweet

Now he must be made to pay.

Three little words: “Run them down”. Just how much investigating will they require?

“Tennessee investigates professor’s tweet about Charlotte”

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The university is committed to academic freedom, freedom of speech, and diverse viewpoints, all of which are important for an institution of higher education and the free exchange of ideas,” she wrote. “My colleagues and I in the university’s leadership support peaceful disobedience and all forms of free speech, but we do not support violence or language that encourages violence.”

She called the concerns about the tweet from students and staff, along with those from citizens across the country, “serious and legitimate.”

From The Tennesseean.

Reynolds has also been writing a column for USA Today. They have suspended him.

No word yet on the actions against people who yell, “Kill the pigs”.

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Why a national resistance movement is necessary

It is because we have an international menace that is disrupting civil society

This menace is aligned with the Ongoing Domestic Menace to use the Force of Violence to carry out “The fundamental transformation of the United States”.

‘Many cry Peace, Peace but there IS NO PEACE. The War has already begun. Why stand we here idle?”

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Feds working overtime

They always work hard to preserve their interests.

They sure as shit work overtime to disrupt domestic peace and tranquility, as those two concepts are not in their interest to preserve.

This union cannot continue if we want to be free. The only way to be free is through the destruction of the Ongoing Domestic Menace. Don’t count on peaceful means to be effective at accomplishing that.

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Hacker Equality

It seems like hackers are into everything these days, the latest being information from some 500 million Yahoo users. 500 Million Yahoo users hacked But plenty of other individuals and entities in both the private sector and government have been hacked as well. And it seems, at least when the government is hacked, that one of our “betters” is always front and center telling us that they have matters well in hand, take responsibility, and that things will be fixed.

Now all that is all fine. But after hack, after hack, after hack, it gets old and feels condescending.

So when our “betters,” like White House staffers, get a little hacker equality, I admit to a bit of schadenfreude – even if it’s mooche’s passport. White House Staffer’s email hacked

 

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Items of interest

1. Hillary’s Diagnosis – Ameriphobic. From WND

2. Hillary fights default in Benghazi wrongful death lawsuit. From WND Given that its Hillary, I don’t think there is a Court in the land that won’t give her another bite at the apple.

3. More proof that AGW is BS. The Obama Administration and its EPA used the so-called “tropical hotspot” to declare carbon dioxide a pollutant and justify its AGW regulations. A new report states that,

These analysis results would appear to leave very, very little doubt but that EPA’s claim of a Tropical Hot Spot (THS), caused by rising atmospheric CO2 levels, simply does not exist in the real world.Dailey Caller – Global Warming’s Fingerprint Doesn’t Exit in the Real World

The abstract (very short) is stunning and itself well worth the read. report by economist James Wallace, climatologist John Christy and meteorologist Joseph D’Aleo

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Freaky Friday Photo Caption Contest

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Tulsa Oklahoma Cop Indicted

Tulsa OK police officer Betty Shelby has been charged with 1st degree manslaughter in the killing of Terence Crutcher.

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Prosecutors charged a white Oklahoma police officer with first-degree manslaughter Thursday, less than a week after she killed an unarmed black man on a city street and just days after police released graphic videos, saying in court documents the officer “reacted unreasonably.”

Tulsa officer Betty Shelby fatally shot 40-year-old  on Sept. 16. The affidavit filed with the charge says Shelby “reacted unreasonably by escalating the situation from a confrontation with Mr. Crutcher, who was not responding to verbal commands and was walking away from her with his hands held up, becoming emotionally involved to the point that she over reacted.” AP Story here

I hope and pray that this prosecution in OK is not akin to the biased one of the multiple police officers in Baltimore – all of whom were acquitted. I hope this officer has been properly charged, and will receive a fair trial without racial unrest. Our nation needs a rest from racial unrest. And with all the current rioting in Charlotte, NC, to the point that the NC Governor has declared a state of emergency and called out the National Guard, here, along with all of the general angst associated with this election, I feel our nation is limping toward the election and racing toward very bad racial strife. I sense, as has happened before, the evil hand of Soros hard at work fanning the flames of unrest and division, and I am certain that he would love to see this nation crippled by racial unrest and violence. I pray he does not get his wish.

 

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More Soros Mischief

George Soros, a man of malicious heart and huge wealth, has done great damage to America by funding leftist initiatives and groups. In the area of voting this has been especially true. For instance, Soros funded two 2014 efforts: one to expand electronic and online voting here; and a second regarding so called restrictive voting issues such as challenging voter identification laws in the courts here – initiatives facilitating vote manipulation and vote fraud.

On September 21, 2016, however, Soros truly outdid himself in launching an initiative in Great Britain to capture the US expat votes through use of an online tool publicized by a Soros funded US leftist charity named Avaaz.

According to Avaaz, only about 12% of the 8 million expat population registered to vote in the last presidential election. Avaaz hopes to tap into this reservoir of voters, and has started its efforts in Britain because they feel the expats there are more likely to be progressive leftists because some 56% have masters degrees and have been Demoncrat Party donors over the last three presidential elections.

Avaaz claims to have some 30 million people worldwide pushing its expat online voting tool, and hopes its use will be an October surprise. Soros-Linked ‘October Surprise That Will End Trump’

I find George Soros evil, and have for a long time. I pray often that his influence and financial power will diminish, and that he will experience healing of heart and soul. Imagine what good he could accomplish if God struck him decent. Ditto for myself. And, of course, I hope all leftist American expats will stay with their tried and true 12% voting participation no matter how much their ostensible 30 million leftie buddies beg them to vote.

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The Source Of My Trumpophobia

You know why Donald Trump scared me, from the moment he began to gain serious traction? Brownshirts. I saw the quasi-religious zealotry exhibited by supporters and it scared the ever-loving shit out of me.

It terrifies me to see the decay-rate of our society. In 15 years we’ve gone from a country that pretended to be civilized with one another to a nation of people whose chosen tribe is the only matter-of-import to most Americans. We’re black or white, right or left, straight or gay. There is no middle ground allowed anywhere these days. That is firmly in the lap of the new left.

Through the devolution of our society I knew the day would come when a strongman got the attention – and support – of a great many Americans. Barack Obama was the leftist iteration of this political-wing zeitgeist. Progressives got there before us because Barry was the anti-Bush.

Now, the right wing has their strongman. Strongmen are scary because people abandon their values to be part of the groupthink. One need only read a history book to prove this assertion.

The loyalty of Donald Trump’s supporters (not the hold-you-nose-ers) – Trumpions – were ardent in their support. They’d found their prophet and no amount of intellectual discourse was going to sway them. I have no issue with the single-issue voter, the ‘hold-your-nose-er’, or the ‘just not Hillary’ voter.

Whatever their reason, this cult found a personality to rally around – just like the left. That their chosen personality was a lifelong progressive mattered not. He promised to give them all manner of unicorns & pixie-dust which science, history, and a limited Constitutional republic have proven are not possible.

I’m approaching 7 years of writing and debating on this venerable forum. Through all of these years, there has been a single constant: intellectual integrity.

While I have certainly chosen my words carefully on a few occasions, I have never bitten my tongue for fear of offending sensibilities or being unpopular.

I have thrown out many an idea to create a debate and waited to see what if anyone bites. Then, I engage and hope to end with a circumspect view of whatever matter I’d chosen.

I take great pride in having changed some of my most strongly-held beliefs because they were logically inconsistent with the over-riding view I espouse (example: I no longer support the death penalty because it’s logically inconsistent with my view that the right to life has primacy over all other rights).

I have tried – since the Donald’s nomination became a fait accompli – not to disparage the man in my posts. I have no such compunction against arguing my beliefs in the comments section. I don’t give a filthy rat’s ass if people like it or not. I’m here to engage in intellectual discourse and absolutely noting is off topic.

If you want everyone to agree with you and support your turd, go to Breitbart. They don’t give a shit about intellectual integrity. They’re in Trump’s pocket and they’re unashamed. The Real Revo is not.

This is not a Republican website. This is a site for people to enjoy the many facets of a free society by engaging free minds, free markets, and free people. Speaking only for myself, I don’t care if you’re tired of hearing me bash Donald Trump or not. I will continue to avoid bashing him in my essays, but my comments will always be unfettered, unadulterated, and 100% mine.

If that’s troubling to you, you might just as well find somewhere else to hang out or quit reading anything with my name next to it. When Donald Trump is elected, I will continue to rail against any position or action he takes, with which I happen to disagree. I will not change for you or anyone else.

The idea that people now have a problem with this site because we refuse to bend an intellectual knee to Donald Trump is antithetical to everything we stand for and anathema to the free mind. That people who have faithfully read here for years, would discount our values and our efforts because our legitimate criticisms happen to align with a dislike for Donald Trump is as disheartening as it is re-affirming of my fear of a President Donald J. Trump.

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HRC Appointed Donors To 240 Positions At State Dept

It’s not illegal, but it speaks to her character when 40% of her appointments went to donors.

Hillary Clinton placed dozens of her donors on State Department advisory boards between 2009 and 2012, federal records show.

The former secretary of state’s agency appointed 194 donors who had given either to her family’s foundation, her political campaigns, or both, or were affiliated with groups that had.

Those donors represented nearly 40 percent of the 511 advisory appointments the State Department made during Clinton’s tenure.

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Prager University: “The Top 5 Issues Facing Black Americans”

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OMG. “Don’t Let Hillary Leave You With Nothing But A Phone For Protection”

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Screechy Harpy Wants To Know Why She Isn’t 50 Points Ahead Of Trump

After watching and listening to this I think I have a clue. What about you?

More at the Washington Post

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Carlos Dangler Should Be In Prison

“Anthony Weiner carried on a months-long online sexual relationship with a troubled 15-year-old girl telling her she made him ‘hard,’ asking her to dress up in ‘school-girl’ outfits and pressing her to engage in ‘rape fantasies'”

The high school girl, whose name is being withheld by DailyMail.com because she is a minor, said the online relationship began last January

The high school girl, whose name is being withheld by DailyMail.com because she is a minor, said the online relationship began last January

The girl says she told him she was 15 and a sophomore in high school; messages confirm he knew she was underage”

Read it all at the UK Daily Mail

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Instapundent banned from Twitter

This is what you see this morning when you go looking for Instapundent’s Twitter feed.

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It would seem Twitter is upset about this Tweet.

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Riots are not peaceful. They are violent and threatening. Anybody remember Reginald Denny?

Running down people who credibly threaten you with violence and force is justifiable. I would just turn on my hazard lights, toot the horn… and then run them down.

It would seem that Twitter has been on a banning binge lately. I think I will self-ban and delete the Real Revo’s Twitter feed. Why provide free content to a hostile entity? What say you?

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Fair trade isn’t.

It is often said that Trump will use trade protectionism because free trade isn’t necessarily fair trade. We are told that if, say, Japan imposes tariffs – aka import taxes – on GM products but the US does not impose tariffs on Toyotas, it is not fair trade.

The question is, to whom is it unfair?

Suppose I want to purchase a Lexus LS (a Toyota product) in 2017.

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I have saved and I am ready to make my purchase but when the day finally arrives, I learn that the price of the car has increased by $10,000 due to a tariff imposed under Trump’s plan.

Trump argues that it is unfair that Tokyo places an import tax on the Chevy Malibu in Japan. He has, in an attempt to benefit General Motors, responded with a retaliatory tariff.

Is this fair to me? No. It represents a significant increase in the cost of the car I want. The cost increase is nothing less than a new federal tax on my household. It benefits me in no way whatsoever but has significantly increased my costs (or forced me to do without a car I want).

Is it fair to the Bill Jones, the owner of the local Toyota/Lexus dealership? No. The increase in the cost of his automobiles due to the new federal tax means that his income has fallen significantly.

Is it fair to the Jack Williamson, the owner of the Chevrolet dealership across the street? It helps him a little in the short run, but not much. For example,I want a Lexus, not a Chevy so I still won’t buy a car from him. Other buyers will, however. In the long run the reduction in competition allows GM to keep prices higher than they otherwise would and higher prices get passed to the consumer. Higher prices mean fewer sales. That is bad for Williamson’s bottom line.

Who does it help? It helps the owners of GM and the UAW.

In other words, the new “fair trade” policy is grossly unfair to consumers and to importers, does little for domestic retailers but is very good for GM and its union.

The federal government intervened in the market, took money from the pockets of millions of consumers and put it in the pockets of GM and the UAW. There is absolutely, positively nothing fair about that.

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WMDs used in Iraq?

That’s right. ISIS is evidently deploying chemical weapons against US troops.

There was a time when a chemical attack against US troops would have warranted a “we interrupt this program” news flash on every network.

There was a time when use of weapons prohibited by the laws of land warfare would have dominated the news for weeks.

There was a time when using chemical weapons against US troops would have resulted in a massive retaliatory strike that would have caused the entire world to tremble.

Not anymore.

ISIS is suspected of firing a shell with mustard agent that landed at the Qayyara air base in Iraq Tuesday where US and Iraqi troops are operating, according to several US officials.

The shell was categorized by officials as either a rocket or artillery shell. After it landed on the base, just south of Mosul, US troops tested it and received an initial reading for a chemical agent they believe is mustard.

No US troops were hurt or have displayed symptoms of exposure to mustard agent.

Sooner or later they will get lucky and the results will be horrific.

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Hope and Change

The cameraman was attacked from behind at the end of this short video.

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Losing Autonomy

The lengths gone to to promote the farcical “proven” “consensus” on anthropomorphic global warming (AGW), now relabeled climate change, are truly remarkable.

Toyota provides a recent example, among many to choose from, of a business’ contortions to support the AGW hoax in revealing its new car powered by hydrogen made from sewage.

“In Fukuoka, Japan, the automaker is converting human waste into hydrogen to fuel the Mirai. The process is pretty simple. At a wastewater treatment plant, like the Fukuoka City Central Water Processing Plant, sewage is separated into liquid and solid waste. The solid waste, called sewage sludge, is exactly what it sounds like: a foul-smelling, brown lump. Most sewage sludge is thrown in landfills.

But in Fukuoka, microorganisms are added to the mix. These microorganisms break down the solid waste, creating biogas, about 60% methane and 40% carbon dioxide. Then, workers filter out the CO₂ and add water vapor, which creates hydrogen and more CO₂. They extract the CO₂ again, and voila: pure hydrogen.” Sewage sludge powered electric car

So … to protect the planet from the evil pollutant CO2, and save the planet from fictional AGW, we’re making poop cars and releasing copious amounts of, wait for it, CO2! in the process. We are Toyota and we are proud!

Really? Sadly so. But if it were just poop cars in the offing I’d be OK with that. The car would succeed … or not.

Unfortunately our “Betters” have another plan in store for us. That plan is the self-driving (driver-less) car, an invention that sounds pretty cool. Right? Well … maybe not.

Now there are already problems with self-driving cars. There has been at least one fatality,Self-Driving Tesla Was Involved in Fatal Crash, other accidents,
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and here, mostly because self-driving cars strictly following traffic laws causes accidents because humans don’t. Lastly, hacking is a major concern. Researchers hack Tesla Model S

But the problem I see with self-driving cars is far bigger than these issues. The problem I see is the loss of individual autonomy.

Addressing, in a recent essay, Lyft’s (an Uber competitor) projected move to self-driving cars, Lyft’s President predicted that personal car ownership would come to an end because using companies like Lyft would be so much cheaper than car ownership.

Lyft article: autonomous cars and end of personal car ownership

I suggest … no, I know, that a future as seen by Lyft is one where we will have lost our freedom of movement – our autonomy. Why? Because once we no longer have the freedom to hop in our car and take off to any destination of our choice, then we are relegated to using either public transportation of a service like Lyft or Uber to get around. But the problem with that is, again, that we no longer control where we are going. We will have given over that control to others.

The thing about others controlling something you use is that those who allow use may also disallow it.

And while those others in control of your movement, once private cars are gone, may initially be a private company, given the nature of government, it will not take long before government will take ultimate control of your transportation.

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Russian Missile Strike kills 30 Western Intelligence Officers outside of Aleppo

This is all part of the big time Cease-Fire we’ve got going on over there right now.

I thank the foreign press for bringing us this news story.

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Putin makes himself clear regarding Syrian Airspace

WARNING : Russia Issues New “Rules of Engagement” in Syria: Any Aircraft Threatening the Syrian Army WILL BE SHOT DOWN (US/Turkey/Israel in the cross-hairs!)

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