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  • mellobruce
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    Hong Kong needs Help!!!!

    The openly imperialistic state of China wants Hong Kong, and the citizens of Hong Kong want freedom and democracy.  Is that too much to ask for?

    Where is the British Commonwealth? Where is the USA? Where is the UN?  This cowardess to face China is disgusting…only Trump is courageous enough to take them on.    Do you want to be part of their creepy ‘Social Credit’ system?  If you do, you are a moron.

     

     

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    Joe Biden pledged to eliminate all of President Donald Trump’s tax cuts when campaigning in Iowa over the weekend.
    Biden, who has made no effort to hide his ambition to raise taxes if elected in 2020, told a crowd in the Hawkeye State that by eliminating the tax cuts Trump passed during his first year in office, the country could spend more on healthcare and other items. The former vice president, however, did not just promise to roll back some of the cuts for the wealthy, like his other 2020 competitors, but he pledged to “eliminate” all of them.
    “By eliminating just a few of the tax cuts, I’m going to eliminate mostly – all of them,” Biden said. “But a few of the tax cuts, we – you think I’m joking, but I’m not.

    You may not be joking, bur Joe, you are the joke.       LOLOLOL…..

    clown

     

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    This is out of topic, but I honestly didn’t know where to put it and I thought it was a good read to share. I tend to agree but I’m open to all opinions.

    The problem of mindfulness: mindfulness promotes itself as value-neutral but it is loaded with (troubling) assumptions about the self and the cosmos
    https://aeon.co/essays/mindfulness-is-loaded-with-troubling-metaphysical-assumptions?fbclid=IwAR0taV8RUorRvbB_mw675ZABMlwxUh7jKNn9fYnI_byxjpDMn56HZ-ncZI4

    If anyone wants to share personal views or experiences on the subject, feel free!

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    This is out of topic, but I honestly didn’t know where to put it and I thought it was a good read to share. I tend to agree but I’m open to all opinions. The problem of mindfulness: mindfulness promotes itself as value-neutral but it is loaded with (troubling) assumptions about the self and the cosmos https://aeon.co/essays/mindfulness-is-loaded-with-troubling-metaphysical-assumptions?fbclid=IwAR0taV8RUorRvbB_mw675ZABMlwxUh7jKNn9fYnI_byxjpDMn56HZ-ncZI4 If anyone wants to share personal views or experiences on the subject, feel free!

    I am a Mahayanist  and a Jainist and more…It is each persons responsibility to find their own path to salvation, or suffer life after life…

    Exceptional post, Marco11

     

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    Professor Patrick Deneen of Notre Dame:  The indoctrination of our children

    “Our students’ ignorance is not a failing of the educational system – it is its crowning achievement. Efforts by several generations of philosophers and reformers and public policy experts — whom our students (and most of us) know nothing about — have combined to produce a generation of know-nothings,”

    “Our students are the achievement of a systemic commitment to producing individuals without a past for whom the future is a foreign country, cultureless ciphers who can live anywhere and perform any kind of work without inquiring about its purposes or ends.

    Our education system produces solipsistic, self-contained selves whose only public commitment is an absence of commitment to a public, a common culture, a shared history. They are perfectly hollowed vessels, receptive and obedient, without any real obligations or devotions.

    They won’t fight against anyone, because that’s not seemly, but they won’t fight for anyone or anything either. They are living in a perpetual Truman Show, a world constructed yesterday that is nothing more than a set for their solipsism, without any history or trajectory.

    They are the culmination of western civilization, a civilization that has forgotten nearly everything about itself, and as a result, has achieved near-perfect indifference to its own culture.

    Like any human being, each has enormous potential and great gifts to bestow upon the world. But I weep for them, for what is rightfully theirs but hasn’t been given. On our best days, I discern their longing and anguish and I know that their innate human desire to know who they are, where they have come from, where they ought to go, and how they ought to live will always reassert itself.”

    There is hope.

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    An educational system designed to stupefy is just one aspect of the ‘dumbing down of America’, another is the insidious use of fluoride.

    Harvard Study Finds Fluoride Lowers IQ

    “The children in high fluoride areas had significantly lower IQ than those who lived in low fluoride areas,” write Choi et al.
    Further, the EPA says fluoride is a chemical “with substantial evidence of developmental neurotoxicity.”
    Fluoride (fluosilicic acid) is added to US water supplies at approximately 1 part per million attempting to reduce tooth decay.
    Water was the only fluoride source in the studies reviewed and was based on high water fluoride levels. However, they point out research by Ding (2011) suggested that low water fluoride levels had significant negative associations with children’s intelligence.

    As with some other countries, water fluoridation in the United States is a contentious issue. As of May 2000, 42 of the 50 largest U.S. cities had water fluoridation. On January 25, 1945, Grand Rapids, Michigan, became the first community in the United States to fluoridate its drinking water.  Pity

    This helps to explain the existence of the PC culture, antifa, progressives and socialist Democrats, and more.

     

     

     

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    More:  Planned Parenthood

    The hidden story in the abortion debate is the “disparate impact”, a favorite phrase among liberals crying racism, it has had on low-income, and largely minority communities. And that is the way Planned Parenthood likes it, fulfilling the hopes and dreams of its white supremacist founder, Margaret Sanger:
    Planned Parenthood founder and eugenics advocate Margaret Sanger started “The Negro Project” in 1939 to thwart the population growth of the poor and minorities, or, as Sanger put it, to discourage “the defective and diseased elements of humanity” from their “reckless and irresponsible swarming and spawning.” Sanger, a Darwinist, enlisted black ministers to convince minorities to use contraceptives, explaining, “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population and the minister is the man who can straighten out the idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.”

    More black people are killed by abortion annually than by all other causes COMBINED.

    According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), between 2007 and 2010, nearly 35.4 percent of the deaths by abortion in the United States happened to black babies, despite the fact that blacks represented only 12.8 percent of the population.

    Back in March of 2009, Hillary Clinton accepted Planned Parenthood’s Margaret Sanger Award. In accepting the award, the Weekly Standard noted, Hillary had high praise for the noted eugenicist:
    Now, I have to tell you that it was a great privilege when I was told that I would receive this award. I admire Margaret Sanger enormously, her courage, her tenacity, her vision… And when I think about what she did all those years ago in Brooklyn, taking on archetypes, taking on attitudes and accusations flowing from all directions, I am really in awe of her.

     

     

     

     

     

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    Beto O’Rourke on Friday told voters in southern Virginia that lost coal jobs were not coming back.

    These people who do not learn from history are amusing…who said the same thing and lost the 2016 election?

    Hint:  Her first name starts with an H.

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    Rebecca Makkai

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    “Is anyone else made really uncomfortable these days by anyone wearing any kind of red baseball cap? Like, I see one and my heart does weird shit and then I finally realize it only says Titleist or whatever. Maybe don’t wear red caps anymore, normal people?

    September 3, 2019
    Snowflake crybully wants people to stop wearing red caps because she feels triggered by MAGA hats
    By Thomas Lifson

    Normally, I wouldn’t comment on a ridiculous demand from a leftist who feels triggered by something conservatives do and wants everyone to change his behavior so her emotional stability won’t be threatened any longer. But this snowflake bully is a serious author, a winner of many literary awards, and the demand is utterly, mind-bogglingly stupid.

    Don’t you love the appropriation of the title “normal” by someone who cannot cope with a primary color?  LOLOLOL

     

     

     

     

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    THANK YOU, CNN

    Call the Federal Elections Commission: CNN made an enormous in-kind contribution to President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign on Wednesday evening. Seven consecutive hours!

    Among the worst ideas:
    1. Taxing “carbon pollution.” Some called it a “carbon fee”; others called it a “carbon tax.” Former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) was the only one offering a “cap-and-trade” system as an alternative. All believe that you should be paying more for fuel. None suggested making it revenue-neutral — say, by lowering payroll taxes — though South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg would redistribute the money to the poor. (Learn from California: that’s not happening.)
    2. Banning fracking. With the possible exception of former vice president Joe Biden (who agreed last month at the second debate that he would “eliminate” fracking) and former HUD Secretary Julián Castro (who would back bans at state and local levels), all of the Democrats want to ban the one innovation that has made the greatest difference for our planet in the last twenty years, powered the economic recovery, and made us less dependent on the Mideast.
    3. Ending oil and gas exploration and extraction on public lands. The Obama administration tried it, too. Never mind that some public lands have been specifically set aside for oil and gas development. There seems to be little thought about the impact that would have on the U.S. economy, on fuel prices, and on national security. Nor is any credit given for industry advances in environmentally-friendly technology (except as a warrant for more regulation).
    4. Banning nuclear energy. Perhaps with Nevada — the fourth state in the 2020 primary contests — in mind, most of the candidates objected to nuclear energy because of challenges around nuclear waste storage. Only businessman Andrew Yang and Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) offered defenses of nuclear power as a zero-emissions alternative, with Booker making the obvious argument: if you believe we need to reduce emissions quickly, nuclear is the only way.
    5. Banning plastic straws, discouraging meat, eliminating incandescent light bulbs. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) admitted that paper straws are useless, but wants to ban the plastic ones anyway, based on pseudoscience. Booker, a vegan, says you can eat what you want — thanks! — but the rest want you to find another source of protein. And the candidates mocked Trump for halting the imposition of energy-efficient bulbs — seemingly ignorant of health risks.
    The craziness didn’t end there. Biden blamed climate change for the cancer and the genocide in Darfur (previously thought to be the fault of Arab militias slaughtering, raping, and displacing black African civilians). Buttigieg said he would explain climate change to folks in the heartland by telling them God thought greenhouse gases were a sin. Bernie Sanders suggested global population control, encouraged by organizations that promote abortion abroad.
    They all want to rejoin the Paris Climate Accords; none wants to submit them to the Senate for ratification, but several want to eliminate or evade the filibuster to pass the “Green New Deal” — the “green” socialist manifesto written by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).
    No compromises on the road to utopia. And plenty new material for Trump’s campaign ads.

    The United States is the only country in the world that has reduced emissions over the past decade-and-a-half while growing its economy.

    Given 40 minutes apiece, the aspiring Democratic contenders showed that they are willing to de-industrialize the U.S. economy, put millions of people out of work, and lower the standard of living for tens of millions more, all for the sake of “science” they cannot explain and do not understand.

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    If you can’t laugh at yourself,

    I will.

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    The Trump administration is allowing a Michigan trophy hunter to import the remains from his $400,000 rare black rhinoceros kill, according to recent reports.
    Chris Peyerk applied for a permit from the Fish and Wildlife Service to import the remains– the horns, skin, and skull – of a rare black rhino he hunted in the Mangetti National Park last year, May 2018. He reportedly paid $400,000 to gain permission to hunt the endangered animal.

    I am offended that Chris Peyerk (soulless monster) breathes the same air as I.  Just what kind of world view condones this abominable behaviour?  Appalling.

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    Insanity in individuals is something rare – but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.
    Friedrich Nietzsche

    And the Democrat Party, just as the Liberal Party in Canada, has succumbed to insanity.  In Canada, the Liberals do not state their policies, as no one in their right minds would vote for higher taxes, open borders or free health care for illegal aliens, or the horror of aborting a living conscious being or for a hopeless and ridiculously costly attempt at improving world climate while China and India continually, and without restraint, contaminate the Northern Hemisphere, and more.

    The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.
    Friedrich Nietzsche

    “those who think differently” cannot be tolerated.

     

     

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    “…economic reality always trumps political ideology.”

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    “…economic reality always trumps political ideology.”

    Are you being “punny” Bruce?

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