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  • Leftists and the Lockdown. Why they did it. Perfect summation by Heather MacDonald TRANSCRIPT Tucker: If only authorities cared anywhere near as much about protecting you and me. Heather MacDonald has spent a lot of time writing on related topics. She is the author of the book, “The War on Cops.” We’re happy to have her on tonight. Heather, as you are so good at doing, give us the overview, what is this about, it’s not just some random response happening around the country, it’s part of some larger vision, what’s the vision? Heather MacDonald: Well it’s a very bizarre moment, Tucker. This is not a good look for government. It’s made...
  • The Effect of Christian Society on Children’s Wellbeing

    05/21/2020 12:00:59 PM PDT · by Teleios Research · 4 replies
    Teleios evaluated measures that could affect wellbeing of children specifically using the top 50 countries from the Human Freedom Index compared to the 50 top countries persecuting Christianity from the Open Doors World Watch List. Children in free countries, which are historically Christian, demonstrate better wellbeing and associated with numerous legal, security, health, and educational measures potentially associated with enhanced wellbeing for children.
  • Across the Wide, Growing American Divide

    05/21/2020 4:13:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies ^ | May 21, 2020 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>Red- and blue-state America was already divided before the coronavirus epidemic hit. Globalization had enriched the East Coast and West Coast corridors but hollowed out much in between.</p> <p>The traditional values of small towns and rural counties were increasingly at odds with postmodern lifestyles in the cities.</p>
  • Covid 19: When do we look back and amend

    05/14/2020 4:40:49 PM PDT · by Outlaw76 · 8 replies
    5/14/2020 | outlaw76
    Like most, I’ve been working from my home for over two months now. At first it made sense due to the uncertainty involved with the Covid-19 virus. Back in Mid-March we were looking at data from China that was suspect, massive deaths in Italy and a virus that spread in such an insidious way that it would be nearly impossible to prevent it’s spread without drastic actions. We were looking at hospitals being overwhelmed and with too few beds to take care of the ill. It was a pretty scary time.By Mid-April we knew that the virus was most deadly...
  • Christianity and Society

    05/11/2020 10:50:35 AM PDT · by Teleios Research
    Teleios Research ^ | William C. Stewart
    We discuss... Benefit to the individuals composing the population What do those opposed to Christian society offer? Our response to society!
  • Faith & Freedom

    05/09/2020 2:24:35 PM PDT · by Teleios Research · 1 replies
    Te ^ | William C. Stewart
    This page highlights the importance of Christianity to society and our political freedoms that allow us to practice as well as speak freely our faith.
  • COVID-19 Anxiety Will Destroy At Least Seven Times More Years Of Life Than The Lockdowns Save

    05/06/2020 8:20:48 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 99 replies
    Issues & Insights ^ | May 5, 2020 | Andrew Glen and James D. Agresti
    ...Based on a broad array of scientific data, Just Facts has computed that the anxiety created by reactions to COVID-19 — such as stay-at-home orders, business shutdowns, media exaggerations, and legitimate concerns about the virus — will destroy at least seven times more years of human life than can possibly be saved by lockdowns to control the spread of the disease. This figure is a bare minimum, and the actual one is likely more than 90 times greater. This study was reviewed by Joseph P. Damore, Jr., M.D., who concluded: “This research is engaging and thoroughly answers the question about...
  • Bubble-Wrapped Americans: How the U.S. Became Obsessed with Physical and Emotional Safety

    05/06/2020 12:21:44 PM PDT · by ammodotcom · 31 replies ^ | 5-6-20 |
    It’s a common refrain: We have bubble-wrapped the world. Americans in particular are obsessed with “safety.” The simplest way to get any law passed in America, be it a zoning law or a sweeping reform of the intelligence community, is to invoke a simple sentence: “A kid might get hurt.” Almost no one is opposed to reasonable efforts at making the world a safer place. But the operating word here is “reasonable.” Banning lawn darts, for example, rather than just telling people that they can be dangerous when used by unsupervised children, is a perfect example of a craving for...
  • Some Rational Perspectives on Covid-19: Our economy is being decimated by a shutdown based on models we now know are wrong

    04/13/2020 9:29:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | 04/13/2020 | John Hinderaker
    Currently our economy is being decimated, not by a disease but by a series of governmental shutdown orders that have closed most businesses and resulted in millions of layoffs. These orders were based not on experience, but on models that we now know were wrong. It is critical to remember that the shutdown strategy was never intended to stop people from getting sick. When we all emerge from hibernation, the virus will still be there, and some of us (more or less the same number) will still get sick. The idea was to “flatten the curve” by prolonging the...
  • Ok all what all of this blows over what are you all going to do/go?

    03/26/2020 4:19:11 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 136 replies
    26 March 2020 | US Navy Vet
    I am going to a local Nebraska State Park.
  • ‘Wuhan Shake’ Greeting Goes Viral Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

    03/02/2020 1:53:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 2, 2020 | Jackie Salo
    Chinese people afraid to shake hands amid the coronavirus outbreak are kicking around a new foot-to-foot greeting known as the “Wuhan Shake.” In a clip on Twitter, a group of men wearing face masks can be seen saying hello to each other by quickly tapping their feet together. “People in China found another way to greet since they can’t shake hands,” wrote one user alongside a video of the “Wuhan Shake.”
  • The Sexual Revolution Equals Hatred Of Women and Children...Gender...3

    A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.(Proverbs 12:10)For more than 70 years there has been an out of control forest-fire raging in the former Judeo/Christian world, which has wreaked seismic levels of misery and even death to literally millions of people. Ironically the scope of the evil it has inflicted, is little appreciated, in fact there are many who believe this out of control cultural fire represents “progress”. I speak of the Sexual revolution. This raging and destructive fire was sparked by a confluence of historical events, such as...
  • The plight of the unwoke

    01/18/2020 10:38:31 AM PST · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 1/18/2020 | Lynne Lechter
    Urban slang defines a person being "woke" or "wokeness" as someone being cognizant of "social justice." Social justice, in this worldview, encompasses racism, feminism, gender fluidity, inequality, and "undocumented visitors" (illegal aliens). The very word connotes a superior state of being in which any opposing opinion is perceived as a personal affront, or even attack, and triggers the necessity for safe spaces. Opposing viewpoints are bludgeoned on college campuses and in the mainstream media as racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, gun-toting, and Bible-thumping idiocies. Oh, the elitism — and blindness! The woke are really the unwoke — those with no sense...
  • Falling Down

    01/18/2020 3:10:53 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 25 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 18 Jan 2020 | Kathy Shaidle
    I only knew they'd announced the Academy Award nominations on Monday because I started seeing articles like "What Is a White Man Mad About in This Oscar-Nominated Movie?" The mad white male they're maddest about is the titular "hero" of Joker, up for 11 statuettes, the most for a single movie this year. Ostensibly, they fret that Joker will inspire "real life violence" (which, at press time, still hasn't occurred), but the real reason — liberals never admit their true motives — is that the film concerns a disenfranchised fellow Rebelling Against the System. And while Rebelling Against the System...
  • Are Conservatives Soul-Searching in the Wrong Places?

    01/09/2020 12:40:13 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    Return to Order ^ | December 2019 | John Horvat II
    A brutal business climate and societal breakdown have brought major changes to America. In response, many Americans, especially conservatives, are soul searching for something more compassionate for those left behind. Unfortunately, they are looking in the most unlikely places: business and government. They will likely be searching for a long time. The controversy over this shift in mentality erupted with the publication of a Wall Street Journal advertisement in which major firms pledge a commitment to “stakeholder” capitalism, which holds businesses should be run having all society, not just shareholders, in mind. Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-Fla.) stirred the pot with...
  • It’s America for the Commoners! Get Used to It, Wokies!

    12/31/2019 7:15:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    American ^ | December 31, 2019 | Christopher Chantrill
    I noticed Jonah Goldberg last week checking the altimeter in his spiral dive as he wondered why everyone is so angry if we’ve been having a “Super-Decade.” Maybe you don’t know what’s going on, Jonah, but James Delingpole thinks The 2010s were the Twilight of the Elites. By the way, level the wings before you pull back on the stick. So I am here to tell the confused elites what is really going down. You readers may agree with me, if you like. The modern era started with the Rise of the Bourgeoisie. The folks that were transforming the world...
  • American Society and the Stretched Rubber Band

    12/27/2019 7:06:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    American ^ | December 27, 2019 | Robert Dimoro
    Despite America's ingenious system of government that allows for all viewpoints to have a voice and seek representation, people's tolerances of one another and of government today are being stretched to the limit – just like a rubber band about to snap. If we imagine the entire population of America contained in a giant rubber band resting on a table of ideas, this analogy begins to make sense. A rubber band, in its natural state, is unstretched, with zero stored energy. We can view this state as the status quo in American society. In this scenario, those who have the...
  • Woman gives birth in bathroom of bus: driver helps out

    12/23/2019 8:56:15 AM PST · by steveben · 16 replies
    Viral Mag ^ | Dec. 23, 2019 | Viral Mag Team
    Not many people can say they were born on a bus. But one boy arrived in the world in the bathroom of an inter-city bus recently in Lethbridge, Alta, Canada
  • Who Are the American People?

    12/08/2019 5:02:28 PM PST · by yoe · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 8, 2019 | Greg Roller
    Today, we hear our representatives (it seems increasingly less clear just whom they represent) frequently invoking the phrase "the American people." I ask, who are these American people whom politicians so flippantly feign to speak for?[snip]Today, I see our country divided into many disparate social groups, presided over by egotistical, self-indulgent politicians. As a young man with many ethnic bloodlines running through my veins, I saw myself as an American first. Today, Americans identify predominantly by their ethnicities, pronouns, and gender preferences. We've become balkanized along the lines of sexual preferences and pronounced racial differences, and in place of a...
  • The Most Famous Conjoined Twins In The World, Abby and Brittany Hensel On Learning To Drive And Playing Sports

    12/07/2019 9:27:17 AM PST · by steveben · 36 replies
    Viral Mag ^ | 12/07/2019 | The Viral Mag Team
    Abby and Brittany Hensel, 29, are one of only 12 sets of conjoined twins in the world and are fused together at the torso, with each controlling one side of their body. Each twin controls one arm and one leg. As infants, learning to crawl, walk, and clap required cooperation. They can eat and write separately and simultaneously. Activities such as running, swimming, hair brushing and driving a car require coordinated action