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  • Safely Reopening Our American Economy

    04/13/2020 11:51:06 AM PDT · by catnipman · 21 replies
    Self ^ | 4/13/2020 | Self
    Herd immunity is necessary for the C-19 contagion to burn itself out, but that can't happen by having lockdowns of the public because lockdowns actually PREVENT herd immunity from occurring, and it doesn't matter if a lockdown lasts a month or lasts six months because regardless of the length of the lockdown, any economic reopening will produce an unavoidable new wave of C-19 cases. Public policy makers know all of the above, and their claim has always been that a lockdown was *ONLY* to avoid the unknown possibility of the medical system being overwhelmed by too many severe cases all...
  • 'American Pie' singer Don McLean says music no longer exists because of 'nihilistic society'

    04/11/2020 9:01:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 174 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04/11/2020 | Melissa Roberto
    Don McLean, the 74-year-old singer best known for his 1971 hit “American Pie,” says he is not impressed with the music of today. The singer-songwriter believes times have certainly changed since his early days in the music industry, and he’s claiming there is no longer music of substance when he turns on the radio. The folk-rock singer sat down with Tom Cridland for his YouTube series “The Greatest Music of All Time” to reflect on his musical career highlights. During the candid conversation, McLean partially discusses his political views, claiming that politics no longer “really mean anything,” and he likened...

    03/31/2020 8:24:15 PM PDT · by knarf · 33 replies
    anonymous FB ^ | March 31, 2020 | unknown (via knarf)
    🔹Carnival Cruise line told Trump, “We can match those big Navy hospital ships with some fully staffed cruise ships.” 🔹GM & Ford said, “Hold our cars, watch this; we can make ventilators where we were making cars by next week.” 🔹Construction companies said, “Here are some masks for the medical staff & doctors.” 🔹Restaurants & schools said, “We’ve got kitchens & staff; we can feed the kids.” 🔹NHL & NBA players are writing checks to pay the arena staff during postponed seasons. 🔹Churches are holding online services & taking care of their members & community. 🔹Women & children are making...
  • Guest Opinion: Nixon’s Vietnam strategy destroyed American lives

    03/02/2020 7:44:23 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    theintell ^ | 03/02/2020 | Jean Mollack
    Two recent letters to this newspaper have reminded readers of Richard Nixon’s actions during the Vietnam War: how he escalated the terrible conflict and expanded it into Cambodia and Laos before finally agreeing to the long overdue settlement that ended it. The year of 1968 was unforgettable to history. There were so many events happening then: the war in Vietnam, the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, the Tet Offensive, the riots after King’s murder, the unrest at the Democratic convention after Kennedy’s slaying where Humphrey took the nomination from Eugene McCarthy, the presidential campaign between...
  • Ilhan Omar’s GOP challenger tweets ‘I am an American’ after Omar describes herself 6 other ways

    02/26/2020 2:50:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 53 replies
    Fox ^ | 2/26/20 | Dom Calicchio
    One of at least eight candidates aiming to unseat U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., gave a brief reply this week after Omar posted six ways that she identifies herself. “I am an American,” wrote Republican Dalia al-Aqidi, a former Iraqi refugee who hopes to replace Omar in representing Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District. “That’s why I’m running for Congress,” al-Aqidi added. The response came shortly after Omar’s Twitter message late Sunday, in which the freshman congresswoman listed ways that she describes herself. “I am, Hijabi, Muslim, Black, Foreign born, Refugee, Somali,” Omar wrote. Then, appearing to provoke her critics, Omar added,...
  • Maryland school district revamps U.S. history curriculum after reviewing how topics like slavery are taught

    02/20/2020 12:39:00 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | February 20, 2020
    A school district in Maryland revamped its eighth grade U.S. history curriculum after reviewing how it approached topics like slavery. Eighth graders at Montgomery County Public Schools, one of the largest districts in the nation, now mostly use primary sources like letters and speeches to learn about U.S. history, instead of relying on textbooks alone. "It was really important to us to make sure that we are telling an inclusive narrative of American history," said Tiferet Ani, social studies curriculum specialist. "And so to get away from sort of the dominant narrative that's focused on presidents, on generals, you know,...
  • That Precious Jewel - American Citizenship

    02/10/2020 1:36:10 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 15 replies
    ArticleVBlog ^ | February 10th 2020 | Rodney Dodsworth
    I’m an unabashed American. That’s an American without hyphens. Snowflake objections to our past don’t concern me. I’m proud of it all. All men are born equal, but not all nations. America is #1, every other nation is not, and that is that. I look down my nose just a little at foreigners, not as 1930s Untermensch, but more in pity along the lines of our homegrown 1980s P.J. O’Rourke.1 Americans are simply unequally better than the rest of the world. Thanks to extra-ordinary good luck, I hold a jewel that much of the rest of humanity wants and I...
  • US scrambles to evacuate American citizens from coronavirus-infected Wuhan as China death toll climbs to 81 and officials warn the strain is spreading faster than predicted

    01/27/2020 8:03:45 AM PST · by RightGeek · 27 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 1/27/2020 | Megan Sheets
    The US government is rushing to evacuate Americans from the coronavirus-stricken Chinese city of Wuhan as officials warned the deadly strain's spread is picking up speed. A charter flight is scheduled to fly from the Wuhan Tianhe International Airport to San Francisco International Airport on Tuesday. The US consulate in Wuhan began reaching out to all Americans registered as living in the city - of which there are said to be roughly 1,000 - last week to offer them a seat on the plane. The State Department warned that the single flight will have 'limited capacity' to transport private US...
  • John Kerry: America Is in a ‘Dangerous Place’ Under Trump

    01/14/2020 6:08:29 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/13/2020 | Pam Key
    On Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Hardball,” former Obama administration Secretary of State John Kerry said America was in a “dangerous place” under the leadership of President Donald Trump. When asked if Trump could “bumble” us into a war with Iran, Kerry said, “Yes, obviously he could I mean he almost did.” He continued, “He has obviously not achieved anything with North Korea.” He added, “He pulled us out of the Paris agreement. Everybody in the world knows that the evidence of what is happening in terms of climate change facts on the ground is growing and growing and growing with...
  • Dems impeachment of Donald Trump is way too thin, like butter scraped over too much bread

    12/14/2019 7:38:40 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 22 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 12/13/2019 | John Kass
    Where did the Trump impeachment go? When House Democrats began selling tickets to their President Donald Trump Impeachment Theater — shouting their outrage, preening on those late-night talk shows — it was much meatier business. It would be full of collusion with Russia, blackmail of Ukraine, it would contain extortion and go heavy on bribery. The way the Democrats sold it, Americans were to expect some giant roast, bone in, with a rich, thick gravy, to feed a nation longing for justice from Orange Man Bad. At least, that’s what Democrats promised. But that’s not what they delivered for consideration...
  • Fuel truck at Dallas-Fort Worth airport filmed crashing into two American Eagle planes

    11/27/2019 9:45:00 AM PST · by DFG · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/27/2019 | MIchael Bartiromo
    That’s probably not how you’re supposed to refuel planes. A fuel truck struck and damaged two aircraft at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on Monday morning, prompting an investigation into the cause of the incident. The truck, believed to be operating for Allied Aviation, was filmed first colliding with the wing of one American Eagle jet, and then crashing into the wing of a second American Eagle jet, before coming to an abrupt stop.
  • American-Made Cheese Named World's Best for the First Time Ever

    10/28/2019 4:48:20 PM PDT · by cba123 · 90 replies
    MSN ^ | 6 hrs ago | Corey Williams
    Rogue River Blue Cheese, produced by Rogue Creamery in Southern Oregon, is an organic, cave-aged blue cheese that is wrapped in pear spirit-soaked Syrah grape leaves. The Savencia Fromage & Dairy-owned creamery beat out some tough competition: More than 3,800 cheeses from 42 countries and 6 continents were evaluated by a panel of 260 judges in Bergamo, Italy this month. "This is truly the greatest distinction a cheese can receive. What an extraordinary validation of our commitment to quality, the place that inspires our cheese—Southern Oregon's Rogue Valley—and the excellence of the growing American artisan cheese industry, I am humbled...
  • Americans not Scared But Only Repulsed by Bully Rashida Tlaib

    08/26/2019 9:47:28 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 27 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/26/19 | Judi McLeod
    Meanwhile, the president and millions of Americans are not scared of the likes of tough-talking Bully Rashida Tlaib—only repulsed by her Openly “bragging” about President Donald Trump being “scared” of you and Sister “Squad” members won’t get you anywhere, Rashida Tlaib. It won’t get you anywhere because “It’s the kind of braggadocio that only bullies choose to use. “Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., has claimed that President Trump is “scared” of her and her fellow “Squad” members in the wake of her canceled trip to Israel and the subsequent feud with the president.”
  • Why are Americans so Angry?

    08/22/2019 6:16:16 PM PDT · by vannrox · 26 replies
    Metallicman ^ | 18 August 2019 | editorial staff
    Why are Americans so Angry? Face it. The U.S. government no longer belongs to the people and it no longer represents them. This causes a rage, an anger because Americans feel helpless. You see, there is absolutely nothing they can do about anything. Nothing. Americans are absolutely powerless, and the ballot box is simply a facade. One reason the American public is so passive relates to the fact many people live in a state of willful denial. To admit your country runs more like the Corleone family than some famed tome of Greek political-philosophy is a difficult step to take....
  • Identified: more than 300 Wagner PMC mercenaries who took part in a botched offensive at Deir-Ez-Zor

    07/11/2019 9:47:00 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 14 replies
    In this feature, InformNapalm volunteer intelligence community publishes unique intelligence information about 300 + 1 “Spartans” from among mercenaries of the Russian intelligence unit, known as PMC Wagner. In February 2018, this group made an attempt to advance on an oilfield near Deir-Ez-Zor held by Kurdish and American forces and was hit by a massive airstrike. All the data has been collected and analyzed by IHTAMNET M-2090 team, it was handed over to InformNapalm for publication on exclusive basis. According to the project activists, 301 mercenaries, whose data are indicated in this investigation, took part in the attack in the...
  • How the heroic Irish won the American Revolution remembered this Patriot's Day

    07/04/2019 1:42:49 PM PDT · by Al Hitan · 50 replies
    Irish Central ^ | April 15, 2019 | Phillip Thomas Tucker, Ph.D.
    The romance and myths of the American Revolution have long obscured the disproportionate contributions of the Irish, who numbered as high as one half million of America’s two million population. Yet, the role of the Irish has often been written out. No chapter of America’s story has been more thoroughly dominated by myths and romance than the nation’s desperate struggle for life during the American Revolution. Unfortunately, America’s much-celebrated creation story has presented a sanitized version of events. The long-accepted proper imaginary of the typical American patriot was that of an Anglo-Saxon who descended from early English settlers. This popular...
  • Gallup: Pride In Being An American Reaches Modern Low — Thanks To Rock-Bottom Numbers From Democrats

    07/03/2019 8:48:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/03/2019 | Allahpundit
    In 2001, before the 9/11 attacks, the share of Americans who said they were “extremely” or “very” proud of their country was 87 percent. That number held relatively steady for the next 15 years, through 9/11, the Iraq war, Katrina, and the duration of the Obama presidency, never dropping below 80 percent.Then, in 2017, it fell to 75 percent.And now, in 2019, it’s fallen to 70 percent, with the share who describe themselves as “extremely” proud at 45 percent — the first time that number’s been less than a majority during this century.Wha’ happened in 2016?Perhaps … this graph...
  • O'Reilly: The Truth Is Not Being Told About Trump And That Is A Disservice To Every American

    05/16/2019 10:46:45 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 29 replies
    realclearpolitics ^ | 05/16/2019 | Ian Schwartz Bill O'Reilly has nearly concluded his history book on President Trump, 'The United States of Trump: How the President Really Sees America,' it comes at a time when the American people desperately need the truth and they are not getting it from the national media. In describing his book and the need for the true story of Donald Trump to be hold, O’Reilly stated told Sean Hannity "the truth is not being told about President Trump and that is a disservice to every American."
  • Placement of the American Flag (Vanity)

    04/27/2019 11:45:35 AM PDT · by Peter W. Kessler · 15 replies
    Me | 4/27/19 | Me
    I'm going to hang two flags this afternoon. One is, of course, our American Flag; the other is a D-Day 75th Anniversary Flag. I want to hang one on each side of our front door, each on an angled flag pole. Facing our front door, on which side should the American Flag be displayed? I'm dyslexic, and cannot picture this in my mind. Thanks in advance!
  • Bernie Sanders, at Town Hall, Says His Wealth Isn’t Proof of the ‘American Dream’

    04/15/2019 7:09:59 PM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies
    NY Times ^ | 4/15/19 | Maggie Astor
    Shortly after he disclosed his tax returns for the last 10 years, Senator Bernie Sanders on Monday rejected the idea that his newfound millionaire status was a testament to capitalism and the “American dream." **SNIP** Then Bret Baier, one of the Fox moderators, asked Mr. Sanders, “When you wrote the book and you made the money, isn’t that the definition of capitalism and the American dream?” “No,” Mr. Sanders replied. “I mean, you know, what we want is a country where everybody has opportunity. You know, I have a college degree. I’m a United States senator. But a lot of...