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It is sad enough that Amazon Prime is now charging for some of its new releases, so much for the prime benefit.
But now they have a Black Story section.
If there was a White Story menu, the present protest would look like recess in the playground.
Wake up America we are going backwards with all this BLM crap. ALM are just as important and if you have to put a ethnic in font of the LM, you just be racist.
letter from a jew
I dislike articles that do not include attribution(s), but this one is
so well written I’m sending it on. I believe that you'll enjoy it.
Things for Which I'll Never Apologize
A memo to the legion of the chronically aggrieved.
There are people who live to be offended. They’re called Progressives. They are offended by Confederate statues, by monuments that they say celebrate white supremacy and colonialism, by Trump supporters, by Trump himself, and by those who refuse to get on their knees and grovel before Black Lives Matter. Well, I’ve got news for them.
An Open Letter to the Legion of Lamentation:
I don’t give a rodent’s rear end if you’re offended by the following:
1. I’m white — I don’t feel guilty about slavery, segregation, the Trail of Tears or the treatment of Chinese railroad workers because (now get this) I didn’t have anything to do with any of this. I’m no more responsible for these injustices than the Indian of today is responsible for the Black Hole of Calcutta. The idea of racial guilt is absurd. White privilege is a myth.
Where is the White Miss America Contest, White History Month and White Entertainment Television? Where are the quotas and set-asides for Caucasians?
2. I love America — I believe in American exceptionalism. America pioneered representative government guided by a written constitution. We fought a war with 620,000 dead to end slavery. We defeated Nazi Germany and liberated the death camps. Our arms kept communism from conquering the world. Our factories and workshops produced a flood of inventions and products that benefited humanity. What country has done as much — especially in 244 years, a relative hiccup in time?
3. I’m a Zionist — I would be even if I weren’t a Jew. (Today, there are more Christian Zionists than Jewish Zionists.) Modern Israel is a miracle and a fulfillment of Biblical prophecy. Israel is a beleaguered outpost of civilization in a savage region and a bulwark against the forces of darkness.
4. My heroes include George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt — Washington and Lincoln were indispensable men. Washington defeated the greatest army on earth and led our country for the first quarter-century of its existence. Lincoln saved the Union and inspired generations with his rhetoric. Andrew Jackson, the hero of the Battle of New Orleans, represented the pioneer spirit. Teddy Roosevelt led the charge into the 20th century, the American Century. Together, they gave us a country so free that malcontents like Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Rashida Tlaib can dump on it without fear of reprisal.
5. I think police officers are generally decent/honorable men and women who are doing a difficult, dangerous, often thankless job — You couldn’t pay me enough to do it. Besides risking their lives every time they go to work, there are the daily insults to bear. They are the punching bag for the nation. And, like our military, they are all that stands between us and the abyss.
6. I sleep better knowing that 37% of U.S. households have one or more guns — That’s why we’ll never have a Holocaust here. Europe has had the divine right of kings, religious persecution, Communism and Nazism. We have the Second Amendment. The anarchy in our streets, coupled with calls to defund the police, underscore the need for civilian gun ownership.
7. Reparations is racial plunder. The idea of racial guilt is an obscenity from the dark recesses of 19th century European history — There’s no group in the world that hasn’t been oppressed at some point in time. Will Denmark pay reparations to the English for the Danelaw? Will Mongols and Manchus compensate the Chinese? How about the English and the Irish, the Mongols and the Russians, the Cossacks and Jews? Will bi-racial Barack Obama take money out of one pocket and put it in another?
8. Believing that you’re a member of the opposite sex doesn’t make you one — Gender is determined at birth by your DNA. Just as you can’t change your DNA, you can’t change your sex. You should not be able to force others to participate in your fantasy. Reality isn’t hateful.
9. At this perilous juncture in our history, I’m glad Donald Trump is president — The president loves this country. He really does have Israel’s back. Who else is strong enough to stand up to China and Iran? Unlike almost everyone else in Washington, as a businessman, he understands the market economy. He’s giving us judges who deliberate instead of legislating. And he has the guts not to be liked.
10. You have a right to disagree with me. You do not have a right to try to silence me — Being offended doesn’t trump the First Amendment. Attacking statues and assaulting those with different values is Brown Shirt behavior. Generations of Americans died for freedom of speech, not freedom to suppress speech.
To say you’re offended exalts your feelings above everything else. It’s not an argument, but a call to end discussion — an admission of intellectual impotence. Being offended isn’t a mark of virtue; it’s a sign that you’re a big, blubbering baby who will throw a tantrum if you can’t get your way.
Im asking a very serious question here!
It is so apearant that those in our government are doing their very best to bring our country to our knees (Literally!). So what will be the final solution to all of this? What will be the cure for those that are suing our own laws against us the American Citizens? I will not bend to those that in fact do not give a damn about me or any of you here on OPP. Regardless of your political persuasion if you don't understand this already we are the pawns of so called powerful people who bleed red just like everyone else. There has to be a way for this to stop. Believe it or not it is my opinion the President Trump is not the issue. It is a matter of whether the government owns our people or do we as the American people have the power over these red blood bleeding individuals. Meaning Are we actually in charge of the government or is it that we as a people are in charge of our won destiny's!
I didn't care....Now I Do!
I DIDN'T CARE.... NOW I DO !
I never cared if you were "gay" (or whatever acronym you chose to call yourself) until you started shoving it down my throat.
I never cared what color you were (if you were a good human) until you started blaming me for your problems.
I never cared about your political affiliation until you started to condemn me for mine.
I never cared where you were from in this great Republic until you began condemning people based on where they were born and the history that makes them who they are.
I have never cared if you were well off or poor (because I've been both) until you started calling me names for working hard, living simply and frugally, to better myself.
I've never cared if your beliefs are different than mine until you said my beliefs are wrong.
I've never cared if you don't like guns until you tried to take my guns away.
Now I care. I've given all the tolerance I have to give. This is no longer my problem. It's your problem. You can still fix it. It's not too late. But it will be soon.
I'm a very patient person most of the time. But I'm out of patience. There are literally millions of people just like me that are sick of your Anti- American crap!
We have had enough! America is the greatest country on earth and if you don't like America then you can go anywhere on this planet that you think is better. We are done caring about your misguided feelings, profound ignorance and prejudices (that's right, you prematurely pass judgment on anyone who doesn't share your priorities, and deem them -- not only "different" but -- wrong!)
You don't have the right to enjoy American freedoms if you are trying to take that right way from other Americans.
The Far Right is the direct threat to our demcracy, not Antifa, and the threat is growing thanks to Trump
Question my title to this thread? Then you do not have the eyes to see or never listen to the news. It is most clearly started with the Muslim ban followed by Charlottesville. Then the defense of racist and traitorous Confederate leaders, both their monuments to immortalize their armed attack on the US and bases named in their honor. They were without honor. A disgrace. It was not and is not destroying our history but correcting some gross misconception about the Civil War; they were not heroes but villains to our way of life. How many statues do we have of Benedict Arnold?
The Far Right did not stage marches but mostly stayed in the shadows, a fringe movement not to taken as serious...until Trump. Their wacky and outlandishly racist stated beliefs were not part of mainstream political conversations...until Trump.
Then he attacks Gold Star parents whose son gave the last full measure and refuses to honor fallen great of the Civil Rights Movement, John Lewis. No excuse for that decision except an appeal to White nationalists and Supremacists. Sending what amounts to Storm Troopers into Portland against BLM protesters was the cherry on his Sundae of hate. But he was always like this going back decades. In October 1973, the government accused Fred and Donald Trump of violations of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 at 39 Trump-built-and managed buildings in Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island. They settled the suit. Oh, and his tirade against Brown people from Mexico: "Rapists"?
Then there is his wild Birtherism charges against our first Black presidents and constantly attacking his legacy. Trump is not a good man to the core of his being. Wake up! He is thoroughly out for himself and himself alone. Duh.
If Biden Will Not Debate Trump
If Biden cannot stand up to Trump in a debate how can he stand up to foreign leaders? Of course, Democrats know he would be destroyed in a debate. It is also known he is just the figurehead and would not be the President if elected. The extreme Marxists of the party will be running things. No matter hard they try Democrats cannot spin away the truth.
The Senate just pushed the country off a cliff — and then headed for the hills
Credit: Gage Skidmore
Written by Cody Fenwick July 31, 2020
Despite the pandemic-induced recession, millions of jobless Americans have been kept afloat by an uncharacteristically generous act of Congress. In addition to their state’s usual unemployment payments — usually a fraction of their previous wages — Americans have been eligible to receive and additional $600 a week, desperately needed support for people who saw their incomes crater.
But Republicans have been outraged that the payments were so generous, so they objected to legislation the Democrats passed in May to extend the program. They proposed a number of different ideas to extend the program on a more limited basis, but all these ideas came at the last minute and the GOP caucus couldn’t agree on a single plan. So on Friday, the program officially expires — meaning unemployed Americans who had been receiving a boost of $2,400 a month from the government will suddenly see those payments slashed to zero.
And now, the Senate has gone home for a long weekend.
I Have The Feeling That The Virus
Is being spread purposely. By who ; by what; by how............. ???
Things in my thinking just don't look they're following a natural route............... ?????????????????????????
Biden is a Coward with Capital C!!!
Biden has been treated with kids' gloves by media so far....Why?? If he is so great like Democrats seem to think he is,why not come on Fox and answer real questions?? But so far he refused the offer from Fox!! What is he afraid of?? Let him come on FOX and let Chris Wallace or Bret Baier, ask him really important questions that really counts!!! But no,this coward is sending his wife instead !! Hey Joe !! Grow some and come on Fox ! This one interview I would watch even if Chris Wallace was conducting it!!!!!
Sweden Refused To Shut Down - They Were Right, We Were Wrong
I Looked Up What Happened When Sweden Refused To Shut Down - They Were Right, We Were Wrong
By Josh Manning
Published August 1, 2020 at 3:39pm
Sweden did it.
The Nordic country defeated COVID-19 without seeming to break a sweat — fever-induced or otherwise. They effectively showed that Fauci & Co. were completely wrong about a shutdown being necessary to save civilization as we know it.
While that accomplishment should be lauded and their efforts duplicated around the world, the media has instead chosen to blast the Nordic state and paint a dismal picture that simply doesn’t exist.
A few examples (among many, many others) are below:
CBS News declared: “Sweden becomes an example of how not to handle COVID-19.” Similarly, the University of Virginia Health System issued a news release titled: “Lack of Lockdown Increased COVID-19 Deaths in Sweden.”
Taking a stab at prognostication, Newsweek said: “Sweden COVID-19 Deaths Linked to Failure to Lockdown as Country Prepares for Second Wave.” Always eager to bravely embrace the status quo, The New York Times ran a piece headlined: “Sweden Tries Out a New Status: Pariah State.”
Finally, Business Insider reported: “Sweden’s coronavirus death toll is now approaching zero, but experts are warning others not to hail it as a success.”
It’s all awfully prickly from a leftist media that used to adore Sweden’s welfare state. The reason for the barbed headlines is simple — Sweden dealt with COVID-19 in its own way.
The country didn’t truckle to the tyranny of over-educated, under-experienced experts. It didn’t implement authoritarian policies designed as much to break spirits as to break the pandemic. And it didn’t turn its voters into quasi-prisoners.
In other words, Sweden responded more or less the way the rest of the developed world has responded to contagious diseases until 2020, which just happens to also be President Donald Trump’s re-election year.
What were Sweden’s results?
Well, first let’s consider American results brought to us courtesy of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci, the establishment media, government officials around the country and legions of panic-prone and morally superior “Karens.”
All around the country, the U.S. tried just about every imaginable combination of mask, lockdown, quarantine, curfew and closures orders — up to and including literally refusing entry across some state lines to certain fellow Americans.
The results were, well, not what anyone wanted. As of Saturday, the U.S. coronavirus death rate was 3.35 new deaths per million per day (based on a seven-day rolling average), which ranks as the 11th worst rating on the planet, according to Our World in Data.
Fatality Rates Show How Wrong the Media's COVID Narrative Really Is
And remember, thanks in large part to the Andrew Cuomo nursing home/death camp model of virus containment, New York state accounts for more than a fifth of all U.S. COVID-19 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins data. So we’re probably getting dragged down a little in the ratings by the disproportionate number of deaths in that state.
What else has America’s scattershot, but mostly heavy-handed, response yielded? If you read The Wall Street Journal, you will learn it led to anywhere between 30 million and 40 million lost jobs. (Some of those workers have no doubt been rehired as parts of the economy reopen, but millions more haven’t. And economists don’t really know how many of those job losses are permanent.)
So we destroyed constitutional rights, shed a few dozen million jobs and watched tens of thousands of people die. Oh, and we turned Americans against each other, all the way from the state to family levels.
But at least gross domestic product didn’t take it too hard, right? Not exactly. Commerce Department numbers released Thursday revealed that the U.S. economy shrank by a record 32.9 percent last quarter in what Bloomberg called the “sharpest downturn since at least the 1940s.”
So what about those rebellious Swedes? The ones who refused to play ball with all-knowing scientists and a ridiculously tunnel-visioned medical establishment?
While much of the rest of the developed world drowned themselves in hand sanitizer, locked ankle monitors onto their citizens and bought super cute masks on Etsy, the stalwart Swedes pressed on.
They lived their lives.
They didn’t mandate masks. They didn’t turn into NKVD-aspiring Karens, eager to publicly shame or quietly narc on neighbors, friends and family who dared bare an uncovered nostril.
Sweden defied the (dare we say) scientific consensus and has performed exceedingly well compared to the U.S.
As of Saturday, Sweden had registered 0.65 deaths per million per day, based on a seven-day rolling average.
Trading Economics projects a second-quarter GDP change of -4.2 percent (and a third-quarter growth of 2.4 percent). Depending on your preferred method of calculation, we could casually say that’s 7.8 times better than what the U.S. saw last quarter.
As of June 18, Statista forecast a 2.6 percent drop in Sweden’s employment rate for 2020. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, meanwhile, reported unemployment in the U.S. shot up 11.2 percentage points from 3.5 percent in February to 14.7 percent in April, before dropping a bit to 13.3 percent in May and 11.7 percent in June as parts of the economy reopened.
Now we’re not going to be like the dogmatic pro-mask Stasi here. There are lots of factors that impact the difference between U.S. and Swedish outcomes. We can’t say with 100 percent certainty that Sweden’s refusal to lock down saved their economy or is responsible for the miraculously low death rate.
But it would also be foolish to say that the decision didn’t play some role in the different outcome.
We can all learn two significant lessons from how COVID-19 responses have played out in the U.S. versus Sweden.
First, it is clear that the expert class in America whom the left appeals to at every turn (aren’t you sick of hearing “scientists say” or “experts find”?) is worth substantially less than we pay them.
We’ve spent literally trillions of dollars as a result of this virus and have only managed to buy our own personal hell.
Second, Sweden succeeded using an approach that left people free. The response they got from the U.S. media complex, however, wasn’t celebration and an urge toward duplication. It was derision and aspersion.
That betrays what lays at the heart of everything COVID-19-related.
In America, COVID-19 has never been first and foremost a virus to fight. It has instead been a tool that the left, anti-Trumpers and the establishment could use to mercilessly kick Americans in our collective groin.
With COVID-19, the left finally found a chink in Trump’s armor. The left knew exploiting it was vital, and they knew that Americans would have to suffer if they wanted to succeed.
As America continues to languish economically even as deaths drop, remember to thank the left for that.
And when you walk into that voting booth on Tuesday, Nov. 3, remember to pay the left back for the hell they’ve just put us through — pay them back by voting for Donald J. Trump.
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