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Old clip of chuck shumers idiot

She’s incoherent but wants it both ways. Don’t treat me like a girl where you’ll come get me when you’re ready for me, I’ve got a mind and a personality

But look look look at me

 

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Letters to the Editor: Today's anti-vaxxers and anti-maskers would not have done well during World War II​

https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2021-08-01/anti-maskers-anti-vaxxers-wwii-patriotism

To the editor: As I read about resistance to mask mandates and vaccination, I am reminded of stories my grandparents told me about the patriotism Americans showed during World War II. ("Everyone should mask up, because kids aren't vaccinated," Opinion, July 26)

During the war, Southern California was believed to be at risk of aerial bombing by forces from Japan. In order to make it more difficult for pilots to find their targets under the cover of darkness, widespread nighttime blackouts were ordered.

Cities turned off streetlights, residents were told not to drive at night, and lighted advertisements were turned off. Individuals were told to cover their windows with blackout curtains. Block captains in each neighborhood patrolled the streets, knocking on the doors of the few holdouts. Such sacrifice was seen as patriotic and essential for ensuring public safety.

Today, all we citizens are being asked to do is wear a mask and get vaccinated, and for many that's too much. Apparently it's patriotic to follow orders when the threat from a hostile nation looms, but when it comes from an unseen virus, self-styled patriots invoke individual liberty and scream about government tyranny.

Michael Krumme, Los Angeles

To the editor: Thank you, Karolina Corin, for answering all my questions about children and COVID-19. I hope her piece on the necessity of masking up to protect unvaccinated children will be widely read and discussed.

Everyone needs to step up and mask up to fulfill our duty of care to the youngest generation.

Nancy Page Fernandez, Irvine

To the editor: Is it such a burden to wear a mask indoors even if you have been vaccinated? I think not. Those who refuse to become vaccinated or even wear a mask don't seem to understand the obvious.

The virus is not going to go away unless the public gets on board with the vaccination program and mask requirement. Today it is the Delta variant, tomorrow it may well be another. Do we really want to be dealing with this virus this time next year?

Maurice M. Garcia, Newbury Park

To the editor: Don't you realize that when you cover Basilico's restaurant in Huntington Beach and its crazy gimmick having to do with masks and vaccination, you are giving the owners just what they want, tons of free advertising?

This is not about people with strong moral beliefs standing up for what they believe in. Basilico's is pandering to the anti-vaxxers and also getting lots of undeserved attention.

Donna Leslie-Dennis, Long Beach
 

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Republicans have been hammering Democrats with 'socialism' smears for years. Now Democrats have a chance to turn these ridiculous claims into an advantage.​

https://www.businessinsider.com/bid...ocialism-labels-republicans-capitalism-2021-7

  • Republicans have been calling Democrats "socialists" for decades.
  • The attack has always been in bad faith, distorting what Democrats actually believe.
  • But by following through on policy, the Democrats have a chance to flip the attack on its head.
  • Michael Gordon is a longtime Democratic strategist, a former spokesman for the Justice Department, and the principal for the strategic-communications firm Group Gordon.
  • This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author.

  • See more stories on Insider's business page.
Pete Buttigieg, while on the campaign trail in 2019 as a Democratic presidential candidate, had a saying that the GOP will call Democrats "crazy socialists" no matter what policies they promote.

In the first six months of the Biden presidency, the Buttigieg (now Biden's Transportation Secretary) prediction could not have been more correct. Republicans have called the broadly popular infrastructure plan a five-lane highway to socialism. They're gearing up for a midterm message that will label every Democratic policy, no matter how common sense, as part of the so-called "socialist agenda."

Perhaps they think that because their congressional candidates did better than expected in 2020 (Kevin McCarthy called the results a "mandate against socialism"), this messaging will continue to work. But if Democrats are smart, they'll turn this attack around and use it to their advantage.

Big tent

On its face, the GOP claim that Democrats are a socialist party is absurd. While the Republican party has become a cult of personality built around Donald Trump, the Democrats truly are a big tent party built on a range of people and ideologies.
More left and more moderate Democrats work together to pass legislation that benefits Americans, like the child tax credits that recently went out.

In fact, since the beginning of the 2020 campaign, many top tier Democratic primaries have been won by more moderate Democrats. Joe Biden won the 2020 Democratic nomination handily, and then the general election, running on a moderate message. But the string of victories for Democratic moderates doesn't end there.

Terry McAuliffe, a moderate former Governor of Virginia, cruised to victory in the Democratic primary for a chance at a second term of office. His victory was noted by many as a win for the establishment wing of the party.

And in the hotly-contested New York City Democratic mayoral primary, Eric Adams, a Republican-turned-Democrat and one of the most moderate candidates in the race, beat out many challengers to his left for the nomination. Maya Wiley, who was endorsed by many of the more progressive members of the party, finished in third.

Clearly, the people who show up to vote in Democratic primaries - and by extension their chosen candidates - are not socialist. But that's not stopping the GOP from using it as a powerful attack. The Republicans will use it not because it's true but because they think it's effective. Moderate Congressmen from Max Rose in New York to Harley Rouda in California went down in 2020 in the shadow of false socialism claims against all Democrats.
Democrats have been on the run from the GOP's 'socialist' branding - but now's their time to fight back.

Turning the tables

If Democrats want to get serious about beating the phony 'socialism' charge, they need to head it off. Joe Biden has already been doing that: recently, he made the case that the Democrats' version of capitalism is superior to the GOP's. He touts the record growth and record job creation of his presidency so far as evidence that the Democrats are the party that really knows how to run the economy, whether or not the GOP calls them socialist.

Indeed, the best way for the Democrats to counter attacks calling them socialists is improving American lives. Liberals and conservatives alike expect the government to help make their lives easier and better. Take Obamacare: Republicans spent the better part of a decade bashing it as socialism, but now it has some of its highest popularity ever. The stimulus checks were also called socialism, but a whopping 78% of Americans, including a healthy majority of Republicans, support them.

The Democrats should pass the litany of other popular bills that they are holding out on because they might be accused of socialism. Mitch McConnell has called the infrastructure package a "socialist experiment," but it remains broadly popular among the American public. If Democrats want to de-fang nonsense attacks from the GOP, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and Chuck Schumer should ensure the infrastructure package gets passed.

And while they're at it they should mock the socialist claim. Laugh at it. "We're not socialists. We just care about people, and they're the grim reapers of progress." Or come up with their own phrase that replaces socialism - like Sen. Elizabeth Warren's accountable capitalism. Or maybe we craft something better right here, right now: compassionate capitalism.

Make sure the government is helping people when times get tough, as the Democrats have during the pandemic. Then all of the lies about the Democratic party being socialist will be overwhelmed by the acclaim they receive for being the party that actually gets it done.
 

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Republicans have been hammering Democrats with 'socialism' smears for years. Now Democrats have a chance to turn these ridiculous claims into an advantage.​

https://www.businessinsider.com/bid...ocialism-labels-republicans-capitalism-2021-7

  • Republicans have been calling Democrats "socialists" for decades.
  • The attack has always been in bad faith, distorting what Democrats actually believe.
  • But by following through on policy, the Democrats have a chance to flip the attack on its head.
  • Michael Gordon is a longtime Democratic strategist, a former spokesman for the Justice Department, and the principal for the strategic-communications firm Group Gordon.
  • This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author.

  • See more stories on Insider's business page.
Pete Buttigieg, while on the campaign trail in 2019 as a Democratic presidential candidate, had a saying that the GOP will call Democrats "crazy socialists" no matter what policies they promote.

In the first six months of the Biden presidency, the Buttigieg (now Biden's Transportation Secretary) prediction could not have been more correct. Republicans have called the broadly popular infrastructure plan a five-lane highway to socialism. They're gearing up for a midterm message that will label every Democratic policy, no matter how common sense, as part of the so-called "socialist agenda."

Perhaps they think that because their congressional candidates did better than expected in 2020 (Kevin McCarthy called the results a "mandate against socialism"), this messaging will continue to work. But if Democrats are smart, they'll turn this attack around and use it to their advantage.

Big tent

On its face, the GOP claim that Democrats are a socialist party is absurd. While the Republican party has become a cult of personality built around Donald Trump, the Democrats truly are a big tent party built on a range of people and ideologies.
More left and more moderate Democrats work together to pass legislation that benefits Americans, like the child tax credits that recently went out.

In fact, since the beginning of the 2020 campaign, many top tier Democratic primaries have been won by more moderate Democrats. Joe Biden won the 2020 Democratic nomination handily, and then the general election, running on a moderate message. But the string of victories for Democratic moderates doesn't end there.

Terry McAuliffe, a moderate former Governor of Virginia, cruised to victory in the Democratic primary for a chance at a second term of office. His victory was noted by many as a win for the establishment wing of the party.

And in the hotly-contested New York City Democratic mayoral primary, Eric Adams, a Republican-turned-Democrat and one of the most moderate candidates in the race, beat out many challengers to his left for the nomination. Maya Wiley, who was endorsed by many of the more progressive members of the party, finished in third.

Clearly, the people who show up to vote in Democratic primaries - and by extension their chosen candidates - are not socialist. But that's not stopping the GOP from using it as a powerful attack. The Republicans will use it not because it's true but because they think it's effective. Moderate Congressmen from Max Rose in New York to Harley Rouda in California went down in 2020 in the shadow of false socialism claims against all Democrats.
Democrats have been on the run from the GOP's 'socialist' branding - but now's their time to fight back.

Turning the tables

If Democrats want to get serious about beating the phony 'socialism' charge, they need to head it off. Joe Biden has already been doing that: recently, he made the case that the Democrats' version of capitalism is superior to the GOP's. He touts the record growth and record job creation of his presidency so far as evidence that the Democrats are the party that really knows how to run the economy, whether or not the GOP calls them socialist.

Indeed, the best way for the Democrats to counter attacks calling them socialists is improving American lives. Liberals and conservatives alike expect the government to help make their lives easier and better. Take Obamacare: Republicans spent the better part of a decade bashing it as socialism, but now it has some of its highest popularity ever. The stimulus checks were also called socialism, but a whopping 78% of Americans, including a healthy majority of Republicans, support them.

The Democrats should pass the litany of other popular bills that they are holding out on because they might be accused of socialism. Mitch McConnell has called the infrastructure package a "socialist experiment," but it remains broadly popular among the American public. If Democrats want to de-fang nonsense attacks from the GOP, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and Chuck Schumer should ensure the infrastructure package gets passed.

And while they're at it they should mock the socialist claim. Laugh at it. "We're not socialists. We just care about people, and they're the grim reapers of progress." Or come up with their own phrase that replaces socialism - like Sen. Elizabeth Warren's accountable capitalism. Or maybe we craft something better right here, right now: compassionate capitalism.

Make sure the government is helping people when times get tough, as the Democrats have during the pandemic. Then all of the lies about the Democratic party being socialist will be overwhelmed by the acclaim they receive for being the party that actually gets it done.

The communists are the ones making times tough right now.
 

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Why are so many Republicans refusing vaccination? Because Russia is telling them to | COMMENTARY​

https://www.baltimoresun.com/opinio...0210730-5tz4sglw6jadrajptaeismgifm-story.html

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What is the difference between doubt and distrust? Doubt can be overcome by evidence. Distrust cannot.

According to a recent Washington Post poll, refusal to get the COVID-19 vaccine has now become completely politicized in the USA. Among Democrats, 93% report that they’ve already gotten at least one shot or are likely to, compared with only 49% of Republicans.

Why so much refusal to vaccinate among the GOP? Because they’re being targeted by a deliberate campaign of disinformation. Science denial isn’t a mistake, it’s a purposeful lie.

Despite ample data that the vaccines are safe, false stories circulate on the internet claiming that scientists are lying to us, that the vaccines can make you infertile, that they contain microchips, that they can alter your DNA. Do these worries arise organically? Maybe some do. But such disinformation is often intentionally created to serve someone’s financial, political or ideological interests.

Among those with something to gain is the Russian government, which is diligently working to undermine confidence in the vaccines as part of its goal of destabilizing American society. It has been spreading misinformation for years on a host of other virus-related topics, including flu and Ebola. From there, it’s a short hop to having their message amplified by conspiracy-embracing, right-wing media, whether witting or not, and by the soulless churn of algorithms on social media.

And it doesn’t take many people amplifying a false message to have an outsized effect. According to a recent PBS story, 65% of the anti-vaccine propaganda on Twitter was due to just 12 people, some of whom are profiting from the creation of bogus skepticism through the promotion of alternative treatments and cures.

The targets for all of this disinformation are gullible people, who are already feeling defensive and threatened and now feel justified in questioning scientific consensus. Of course, they don’t get anything out of it. Most of the people we call science deniers are just pawns of others who profit from their credulity or ideological allegiance. And in the case of COVID vaccine refusal, those pawns are dying. According to an Associated Press analysis of CDC data, 99.2% of COVID deaths in the U.S. are now among the unvaccinated.

What is the most effective way to fight back? Certainly, it would be good to inform people who are being duped just exactly who is doing the duping. For those who are already disposed to believe in conspiracy theories, here is a real live conspiracy! (Of course, as Mark Twain reportedly said, it’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they’ve been fooled).

What doesn’t work? Telling a science denier they’re wrong. Just providing facts and evidence won’t work. The antidote to denial is not more (potentially untrustworthy) information, but to increase trust.

The anecdotal literature shows that when someone gives up their denialist beliefs it is almost always a result of personal engagement. Within this context, trust grows and facts can be effective.

But can it work with strangers?

Longtime GOP pollster Frank Luntz conducted a focus group to try to find an effective message to get people to take their COVID shots. Here’s what he found worked: listening, patience and respect. The participants — all of whom started out reluctant to take the vaccine — began to trust him, and within that context he provided information that ultimately led all 19 of them to say that they were more likely to take their shots.

In researching my forthcoming book, “How to talk to a science denier,” I found similar tactics were effective not only on anti-vaxxers, but also climate deniers and others.

Perhaps the answer to our current crisis is not more evidence, but more engagement. Rather than retreat to our favorite news silos, we might try interacting with those who think differently than we do. In an era of polarization, wouldn’t it be great if we learned to talk to — and trust — one another again?
 

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Yeah. Moar disinformation.

At this point, us Refusniks, know enough NOT TO TRUST such pieces. Not when the evidence of reactions to the quack-vaxx are observed and then quickly hidden. Not with the moving goalposts...hell, the circling goalposts, to where it's not even clear which direction the field runs.

And then these arseholes who denied the science of observable tests (HCQ and Ivermectin) want to accuse US of what THEY do.

I'm guessing this writer was ORDERED to write that drivel; because, on his own, he should have known it's a lost cause.
 

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Why are so many Republicans refusing vaccination? Because Russia is telling them to | COMMENTARY​

https://www.baltimoresun.com/opinio...0210730-5tz4sglw6jadrajptaeismgifm-story.html

Joel Pett/ Tribune Content Agency


Joel Pett/ Tribune Content Agency (Joel Pett/ Tribune Content Agency)

What is the difference between doubt and distrust? Doubt can be overcome by evidence. Distrust cannot.

According to a recent Washington Post poll, refusal to get the COVID-19 vaccine has now become completely politicized in the USA. Among Democrats, 93% report that they’ve already gotten at least one shot or are likely to, compared with only 49% of Republicans.

Why so much refusal to vaccinate among the GOP? Because they’re being targeted by a deliberate campaign of disinformation. Science denial isn’t a mistake, it’s a purposeful lie.

Despite ample data that the vaccines are safe, false stories circulate on the internet claiming that scientists are lying to us, that the vaccines can make you infertile, that they contain microchips, that they can alter your DNA. Do these worries arise organically? Maybe some do. But such disinformation is often intentionally created to serve someone’s financial, political or ideological interests.

Among those with something to gain is the Russian government, which is diligently working to undermine confidence in the vaccines as part of its goal of destabilizing American society. It has been spreading misinformation for years on a host of other virus-related topics, including flu and Ebola. From there, it’s a short hop to having their message amplified by conspiracy-embracing, right-wing media, whether witting or not, and by the soulless churn of algorithms on social media.

And it doesn’t take many people amplifying a false message to have an outsized effect. According to a recent PBS story, 65% of the anti-vaccine propaganda on Twitter was due to just 12 people, some of whom are profiting from the creation of bogus skepticism through the promotion of alternative treatments and cures.

The targets for all of this disinformation are gullible people, who are already feeling defensive and threatened and now feel justified in questioning scientific consensus. Of course, they don’t get anything out of it. Most of the people we call science deniers are just pawns of others who profit from their credulity or ideological allegiance. And in the case of COVID vaccine refusal, those pawns are dying. According to an Associated Press analysis of CDC data, 99.2% of COVID deaths in the U.S. are now among the unvaccinated.

What is the most effective way to fight back? Certainly, it would be good to inform people who are being duped just exactly who is doing the duping. For those who are already disposed to believe in conspiracy theories, here is a real live conspiracy! (Of course, as Mark Twain reportedly said, it’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they’ve been fooled).

What doesn’t work? Telling a science denier they’re wrong. Just providing facts and evidence won’t work. The antidote to denial is not more (potentially untrustworthy) information, but to increase trust.

The anecdotal literature shows that when someone gives up their denialist beliefs it is almost always a result of personal engagement. Within this context, trust grows and facts can be effective.

But can it work with strangers?

Longtime GOP pollster Frank Luntz conducted a focus group to try to find an effective message to get people to take their COVID shots. Here’s what he found worked: listening, patience and respect. The participants — all of whom started out reluctant to take the vaccine — began to trust him, and within that context he provided information that ultimately led all 19 of them to say that they were more likely to take their shots.

In researching my forthcoming book, “How to talk to a science denier,” I found similar tactics were effective not only on anti-vaxxers, but also climate deniers and others.

Perhaps the answer to our current crisis is not more evidence, but more engagement. Rather than retreat to our favorite news silos, we might try interacting with those who think differently than we do. In an era of polarization, wouldn’t it be great if we learned to talk to — and trust — one another again?
I'm not a Republican
 

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Yeah. Moar disinformation.

At this point, us Refusniks, know enough NOT TO TRUST such pieces. Not when the evidence of reactions to the quack-vaxx are observed and then quickly hidden. Not with the moving goalposts...hell, the circling goalposts, to where it's not even clear which direction the field runs.

And then these arseholes who denied the science of observable tests (HCQ and Ivermectin) want to accuse US of what THEY do.

I'm guessing this writer was ORDERED to write that drivel; because, on his own, he should have known it's a lost cause.

The goalposts have been removed altogether.
 

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Good, thank you Canada! Now maybe that strange little purple haired man and it's marxist minions will go away.............


Get Woke, Go Broke: Arrogant, Unpatriotic US Women’s Soccer Team Knocked Out of Olympic Gold Contention by Canada​

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Published August 2, 2021 at 7:11am
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Good, thank you Canada! Now maybe that strange little purple haired man and it's marxist minions will go away.............


Get Woke, Go Broke: Arrogant, Unpatriotic US Women’s Soccer Team Knocked Out of Olympic Gold Contention by Canada​

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Thank you Canada! Well done! Good riddance to bad trash!
 

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Good, thank you Canada! Now maybe that strange little purple haired man and it's marxist minions will go away.............


Get Woke, Go Broke: Arrogant, Unpatriotic US Women’s Soccer Team Knocked Out of Olympic Gold Contention by Canada​

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Yet....

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Banging into cars, driving on the sidewalk, injures 11

Cops let him drive away

They’re scared to act. He could have broke the drivers window and grabbed the guy. Just didn’t want to be on worldstar ;)

OH well, that's life in the progressive, concrete jungle of Utopia. Thankfully, that's not my concern.

Perhaps they need to call in APE to police the ghetto dwellers!

 
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Pure liberal logic....

Cori Bush Defends Use of Private Security While Calling to Defund the Police: ‘Suck It Up’

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During an interview with CBS News Wednesday, progressive Representative Cori Bush insisted that she needs private security to protect herself from threats while advocating for the “defund the police” movement.

“I’m going to make sure I have security because I know I have had attempts on my life. And I have too much work to do, there are too many people that need help right now for me to allow that. So if I end up spending $200,000, if I spend ten more dollars on it, you know what, I get to be here to do the work, so suck it up. And defunding the police has to happen. We need to defund the police and put that money into social safety nets,” she said.

Bush’s passionate defense of the defund the police movement comes after she disclosed to the Federal Elections Commission that she spent nearly $70,000 over the last three months on a personal security detail. Republican lawmakers, such as Representative Trey Gowdy, slammed her for her ‘hypocrisy,’ pointing out that her policy prescription would deny protection to average Americans who can’t afford private security.

Bush, a member of the progressive “squad,” has long pushed for drastic budget cuts for local police departments, which she accuses of upholding “white supremacy.” She suggested Wednesday that funding should be redirected to social welfare programs.

Major cities that cut their police budgets following mass demonstrations against police bruality have experienced a surge in crime in recent months. As these metropolitan areas become more prone to lawlessness, the popularity of the Defund the Police movement has declined.

For example, in San Francisco roughly 76 percent of citizens surveyed said they want a greater police presence in high-crime neighborhoods. Similarly, a May poll found that the majority of Portland residents reject Defund the Police and most support an increase in police officers.

Portland, which has had 53 homicides so far this year, recently resurrected a special police division dedicated to combatting violent crime after it was disbanded in the wake of social justice protests triggered by George Floyd’s death. After a year of negative treatment and politically-driven retaliation targeting law enforcement, however, the revamped Portland team is struggling to find recruits willing to apply for the role, officers told the Wall Street Journal.
 

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I'm friends with a local golf pro............they bought a new golf cart/range ball picker attachment. Stolen the next day

IMPD told them to just file an insurance claim, they ain't got time for that

2 weeks later a local saw the cart at the local store, lol, basically "beanerized"

another week goes by and it's for sale on Craigslist, GC gets a detective to go buy it.......

Now the cart is in evidence pending trail for 2 years

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No ins money, cause, it ain't stolen no mo!

I sold them a used picker cart (1994) for 2k
 

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If the people of Minneapolis give up their police force, start sending mental health counselors to respond to 911 calls, I say let the city burn.

Seriously you reap what you sow. The Twin Cities as a whole has ruined our once great state. There use to be some resemblance of common sense that is gone, and so will the Twin Cities.
 

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If the people of Minneapolis give up their police force, start sending mental health counselors to respond to 911 calls, I say let the city burn.

Seriously you reap what you sow. The Twin Cities as a whole has ruined our once great state. There use to be some resemblance of common sense that is gone, and so will the Twin Cities.
That works for me and most Americans, take IL, Southern CA, OR and WA with ya...oh, and southern NY too.

Burn it all down!
 

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Banging into cars, driving on the sidewalk, injures 11

Cops let him drive away

They’re scared to act. He could have broke the drivers window and grabbed the guy. Just didn’t want to be on worldstar ;)

White Supremacy.

Behind all those "supreme" whites (and Hispanics and Asians, and even some blacks) lies the common sense not to bash into cars, not to flee the police, not to run through a sidewalk dining area, and to OWN UP to your mistake once you make one. You have an accident, schitte happens. You flee like an idiot, destroying 20 cars, eleven people's day, and maybe (hopefully) assuming room temperature in the end, it's not White Supremacy. It's personal idiocy - just in moving free in a modern society, you were promoted three levels beyond your competence, on the Peter Principle measure.

But there will be moar. Because the lesson the cretins draw from this, is, the police will not shoot and won't work to catch you.
 

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Doctors could lose medical licenses if they spread vaccine “misinformation”

The Federation of State Medical Boards told doctors they could lose their medical licenses if they spread Covid-19 vaccine misinformation on social media.

The July 29 news release says doctors “must share information that is factual, scientifically grounded and consensus-driven for the betterment of public health.”

Consensus driven? Since when did science become a popularity contest? The entire idea is to present a hypothesis, and gather data to prove or disprove that hypothesis.

Conclusions should be driven by data, not by what’s popular or convenient.

Incredible. People who spent their entire careers studying the human body are now being threatened with cancellation if they spread fact-based information that the establishment wants to keep suppressed.

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Australia Descends into Authoritarian Orwellian Hell

The Australian state of New South Wales, which includes Sydney, is in the midst of a nine week lockdown; and this lockdown is being enforced with the military and helicopters.

One video shows a helicopter blasting a message over a loudspeaker to a handful of young men playing soccer. It says what they are doing is illegal, and that if they don’t disperse the police would fine them.

Army personnel will also be going door-to-door in Sydney to make sure everyone is staying home.

Thousands of people turned out last weekend for a protest against the insane lockdowns— which prompted an Australian politician from New South Wales to propose Draconian fines for free speech.

Councilman Walt Secord says protest organizers should face $20,000 fines for sharing information about protests online. He proposed $11,000 fines for anyone else who shares information about protests, and $5,500 for anyone who attends.

Secord even said, “If you know family members who are organizing these protests, call the police, dob them in.”

No right to free speech, no right to protest, no right to even leave your home. Report your family members to the government if they demand basic human rights.

There is no limit to how brutal and repressive the government will become in the name of Covid.

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Covid hypocrite: Mayor of DC imposes restrictions hours after birthday party

Last Thursday July 29, the Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that a new mask mandate would go into effect... on Saturday July 31, at 5am.

Meanwhile, on Friday July 30, she hosted a birthday bash for herself, where guests partied maskless, just hours before the mandate went into affect.

Then, on Saturday, after the mask mandate went into effect, Bowser officiated a wedding, and broke her own mask rules, along with hundreds of guests.

The rules say she should have masked up when not actively eating or drinking, which she did not do.

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