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  1. "Don't worry; we'll pick up the slack." It's...strange. When Trump first ran, I was not a fan of his, for a few reasons. But then I saw the over-reactions from others turn into TDS. I started to see through the lies. THEN, I saw MY image of Trump change from Trump the sleazy casino magnet and celebrity apprentice shit-stirrer to Trump the American, the fighter, the patriot, etc. And today, when I heard that he had gone to Walter Reed, my heart dropped. Up until recently, I was concerned about the government protecting the citizens during the riots, etc; Now, I want to protect Trump. I thoug
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  2. You can't let these at war with us folks off the hook with libertarian property rights theory because we are on a de facto war footing. We Are At War. --Brant
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  3. Michael, everyone, Notice, too, the Pence-Ryan email exchange linked to from the letter: https://files.constantcontact.com/899f3f04701/106dc3d3-c645-4215-bdd3-addad65bade2.pdf Ellen
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  4. ThatGuy, Since World War II the U.S. has been in a new phase of degradation to which Rand was pretty much oblivious. Socialism vs. Capitalism, Left vs. Right, Liberal vs. Conservative is now just entertainment, like television wrestling, hiding venal, thieving, murdering Mafia-like corruption. It makes “taxing the rich” or “robbing Peter to pay Paul” look good. I wrote “pretty much” because once in a while Rand would acknowledge that something more sinister than differences in political philosophy was going on. The only example I can think of at the moment is when, in an essay, s
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  5. Maybe Trump will pardon Assange on Christmas Day. Ellen
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  6. I like Lin Wood a lot. "Onward, Christian soldiers...." I don’t care a damn that he's a flaming Christian. I like his fervor and resoluteness and direct on-pointedness. And, fact is, a high percentage of the core Americans who support Trump and who won’t put up with the fraud or accept a "Great Reset" American future are Christians. Ellen
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  7. Its a good attitude to have. Its something I'd tell my son. Mannerisms in my written way of communicating are different than my internal methodologies. When the score has me down to my opponent I haven't lost. Not while I can mount an offense. Do I deal with my morale? Of course. Its part of regaining an edge. What you said "I am so pissed at them I could spit." resonates. It is personal. Though making others targets of my animosity doesn't improve my chances of winning anything. I have so little mental space to waste on an outcome, on an occupation for feeling as if I've gained trac
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  8. Have you guys been watching the press trying to frame President Trump with the white supremacy thing? Let's start with the end first, then look at the idiot press. Here is just one compilation among many out there where Trump has disavowed white supremacy, including in the debate two days ago. Also, look at Chris Wallace in the 2016 election. Note that this video is impossible to find doing a simple YouTube search. YouTube and others do not want you to see this. So you can only find it on posts of others who embed it. Compare that to Chris Wallace asking th
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  9. I didn’t watch the video. As you know, I rarely watch videos. I'll take your word for it that the material is choke-upping. What I signed on to comment about was Trump's "Thank you, I will never let you down!" He means it. He's fully out to give his all for decent Americans. I think it's the deep sincerity of his commitment which is why the leftists keep accusing him of being a liar. I think that they sense that he means it and the sincerity terrifies them. You went on to add the material after "btw" while I was signing in. I don't know, Michael, about your stateme
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  10. The way I see it, if that certain someone was mocking me with a “haha” I was doing something right...
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  11. Deanna, I agree with the random video part. But how about a steady stream of videos glorifying Satanism and porn? That is in the culture. Haven't you noticed? Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion merely put a super-production on one. There was nothing random about it. (As I mentioned when I talked about tapping into the cultural zeitgeist.) Besides, why is this either-or? Does criticizing a video for potential damage make a claim that bad relationships are not a factor? Let me see. Hmmm... No. It doesn't. I agree with this, but with qualification
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  12. The Smithsonian Promotes Pure Toxic Racism You have to see this to believe it. It's almost out of an Ayn Rand novel. At least this boneheaded spiteful chapter in The Smithsonian is getting bashed by lots and lots of people. Here's an article that gives an overview: Byron York's Daily Memo: 'Whiteness' and the National Museum of African American History and Culture The chart mentioned in the last paragraph is the cause of the storm. Before I show it, The Smithsonian's site took it down. Here is the webpage where it used to be. Whiteness Now here is
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  13. Wow, that one seventeen year old basement troglodyte really got under Twatter's skin. All four hundred pounds of ze.
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  14. Frankly I think we have entertained the irrational and fear-frozen among us for way too long. It is time to take life back. No more forced face diapers and closed schools. The frightened can stay indoors indefinitely if they want, but they have no right to shut the rest of our lives down and we are not going to take it much longer.
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  15. Lo and behold, just days after Berman's being taken out, SDNY's case against Jeffrey Epstein's child victim procurer Ghislaine Maxwell finally proceeds after having been sat on for years. https://jonathanturley.org/2020/07/02/epstein-confidante-maxwell-arrested-in-new-hampshire/
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  16. And Gates. And WHO. And everyone else involved in the scheme. I'm very angry about the deaths from this "dastardly plot." I'm thinking of those who died as war casualties. Ellen
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  17. The pandemics in 1957 and then again in 1968 killed roughly 100k Americans each, they were influenza viruses , I don't know of any societal wide reactions that match this one. Did we flatten a curve ? Or do curves just do what curves do? It doesn't seem like lockdowns did much other than economic damage. I mean pandemics suck , but yeah they suck. Hurricanes suck too . ? It's starting to really feel like we've been played , no ?
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  18. Classic Objectivism absolutely opposes anti-trust. What wasn't addressed back then was State charted, created, sponsored corporations. There are 50 States. Where is there the room for public corporations in the ideologic rubric of libertarianism/Objectivism or in Randianism, if you will? Basically corporations are facets of economic fascism written large by today's social media. Hit them with anti-trust as a necessary stopgap. --Brant
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  19. The single greatest advance in medicine was the germ theory of disease. It's precursor was smallpox vaccination. There is no handling flu with vaccine, just the pretense, but the pretense is a horse to ride into good doing the world. I'd never get a flu shot. The virus mutates too much too quickly. Money is a road to power. These money men, ironically, are being controlled and used by people who live in all ways high on the hogs. They aren't after a virus, but you and me through nation state destruction and globalization. Above all they must all belong to the same frat
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  20. I have literally no idea what the letter who shall not be named is/was/could be/have been, but the spark I refuse to let die is the recognition that so much in the world right now is 'just not right' and that sparks draws up some anger when I feel as if no one else can see It or fails to call it out. That was always the thing that initially drew me to nameless letter the allegory of righteousness , bold righteousness in the face of all this shit.
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  21. TG, The following article at CNN shows it is accurate, but slanted. Investigators pursuing signs US Capitol riot was planned Since this is a CNN article, I had to hold my nose and try not to vomit to read it just to see if Carmine Sabia's claim was accurate. It is. However, one part is fact with a thing left out, and the other part is a logical inference. CNN has become so epistemologically corrupted amidst its constant tangle of lies, I bet no one there even thought about this. First the fact. The article actually is all about the attack being planned. And the article is p
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  22. Here's someone who disagrees with that theory...I can't say it's "solid information"; and I doubt anyone but those deepest involved know that for sure, but we work with what we have. Make of this what you will... A LETTER FROM THE CHAIRMAN of the NYE County Republican Central Committee of Nevada: "I say all this as only two examples out of many that at no point has our president been in a fight of desperation. " "I have been approached by many saying, 'It’s over…' and “Trump conceded the election…”. Nothing of the sort has taken place. Go back and listen to the videos all the way thr
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  23. Ellen, I don't think that. I was just mentioning the roots of Prather's perspective. In other words, there are two perspectives I discussed. To imagine that he would propose to steal freedom, thus hold that that freedom is property that can be stolen or something like that, or is unaware that he is proposing that, is a misidentification. (I use the "identify correctly to evaluate correctly process for things like this.) When one looks at what he said from his perspective, from the way he thinks, what he is saying becomes clear. I resonate with his message, too. I
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  24. Don't lose heart, people. The Texas case came out of nowhere, showed everyone just how much support it had all over the country, then went back to nowhere because SCOTUS said it had no standing. That was a disappointment like losing a battle is in a war, but no one ever counted on this case until it appeared. President Trump was going to win before that case appeared and is still going to win. A few tweets of reassurance. and and and and and In the last analysis, remember that the Supreme Court didn't mean diddly s
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  25. President Trump speaks, via Facebook. I embedded the whole thing in a Twitter post. Well worth a full listen. I will replace this with a slightly more informative text.
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  26. TG, I did something I rarely do these days. I went around to the normal newsfeeds without signing in, including YouTube, Google, Yahoo and others just to see what was cooking. My God! If you pay attention to that crap, you will think everything is lost and Trump is an idiot. This is just like the couple of months before the 2016 election, except instead of doing fake polls and so on, now they amplify all court losses as if they were final judgments that destroy the cases, and they are treating the Bidens like royalty. Did you see how many articles there are about Biden's fu
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  27. I suppose I have to talk about Michigan. The sensationalist part is not the most important, however only at a human interest level. The important part will be the parts that will result in certifying a Trump win. 1. Two of the four Wayne County canvass board members, William Hartman and Monica Palmer, Republicans, refused to certify the the election results for Wayne County in Michigan (which includes Detroit). See here. There was general celebration on the Trump side because this might throw the election to the state delegates, in which case Trump would win as there is a Republican
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  28. "Hillary Clinton speaks at Georgetown University." I saw it, too. Ellen
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  29. Incidentally, here's a piece of advice for how to consume mainstream news during this time. Whenever you see taunting and gloating and mocking, look away. To the extent you can, don't even let It register. This will trigger fight-flight subconscious reactions even if your conscious ones are the contrary or different. There's no need to waste your mental energy on this since there is nothing of substance in it. If there is a fact being stated, make sure you look for the source of that fact. If the source is anonymous, even if it is a "fact" you might like, ignore the fact until a sour
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  30. From the Washington Examiner: Rudy Giuliani: Trump campaign has enough evidence to change Pennsylvania election results Based on the evidence alone that Rudy laid out to Maria Bartiromo, it's going to be hard for any court to ignore it and have a chance of not being overturned. Here's the video: Sunday Morning Futures With Maria Bartiromo (clip) A few important points. 1. Even though in the quotes in the article, only a few numbers were quoted, Rudy mentioned on camera large numbers, enough to put Pennsylvania for a Trump win. He said the numbers for les
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  31. Dayaamm! I knew there was a reason I liked him all this time. Look at this video at about 43:13. Actually look at the whole first half if you are interested in a different take on elitism. (Lee came to a realization where thinks the English elitists are America's true enemy. And, by looking into it, I think he's on to something. Hell, even Steele of the famous Steele dossier was an English spook. He will give you a whole lot of stuff to look into. I started and, even with what I know about this stuff, I learned a lot just by skimming it.) But here is the passage starti
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  32. Brant, I agree. I think he's sick and tired of being asked the same damn question by the same damn people when he keeps answering them. How enthusiastic can you get over a person like Chris Wallace acting like a retard on purpose and demanding you swear an oath to do what you normally do to boot? Getting exasperated and holding it in is energy-draining, but it is a whole lot better than saying, "Fuck you, asshole," in the middle of a presidential debate. Besides, President Trump's energy level for rallies and presentations and tweets--and his normal workload--is just as high a
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  33. YES, very dangerous. Likewise, even more so, in Europe. (And, as I've said, an important ChiCom long-term goal of Covid is accelerating their power hold on Europe.) I’ll recommend a book to Merlin, who seems not to get the Marxist undergirding and deliberate employment of gender, gay, and race studies and "empowerment." I think you've recommended this book yourself, Michael: The Madness of Crowds: Gender, Race and Identity by Douglas Murray. Ellen
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  34. The yellow press fake news media is out in full force over a bogus article in The Atlantic: Trump: Americans Who Died in War Are ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers’ That article is pure fake news. Made up shit. Even John Bolton refutes it and he hates President Trump. btw - There's an excellent overview of the article and context on Breitbart: Pollak: The Stunning Synergy of The Atlantic’s Anonymous Attack on Trump Anywho, that's what the Biden side is doing. Meanwhile, this is what President Trump has been doing, over and over and over. I don't know where thi
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  35. He obviously never heard of the saying “Don’t bite the hand that feeds you?”
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  36. Update. As you know, people are allowed to react to posts with Like, Thanks, Haha, Confused, Sad. The Haha reaction has been abused by one member to mean something it was not intended for--to signify consistent mockery of another poster(s). I have even done that myself (to him) in retaliation during bickering. (Not my finest moments, I admit. ) I had to moderate this member recently, but for some reason, the software allowed him to continue reacting to posts of others at will. So I went into the Administrator Panel to see how to fix this. (I am pretty sure it is fixed now.)
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  37. I agree. I think I will avoid him in the future.
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  38. Bingo - only change the word "cannot" to "pretend not to" - and put "on our side" in scare quotes: "The self-proclaimed principled people 'on our side' who [pretend not to] see the Deep State for what it is are beneficiaries of the elitist ruling class." Ellen
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  39. I made a meme and posted it to Twitter. Here's the meme. And here's my tweet. The odd thing about it is that this is probably the only place on Twitter you can see it. The tweet itself was immediately removed from my own timeline. I noticed it glitching the moment I posted it. Oh noooooooooooo... I think my tweet was shadow banned.... But only the shadow nooooooooooos... Michael
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  40. Ellen, I actually spray my masks down with alcohol after I come back home (btw - this thing is awesome if you ever need something like that). And after about 3 or 4 uses, a mask goes into the dirty laundry. I used to play trombone, so I know all about gunk buildup. As to my past drug and alcohol abuses, I'm probably more scarred than weakened by now due to years of mostly healthy living, with the exception of not getting enough exercise. (I keep promising myself, but I'm not the most reliable fulfiller of promises to myself. ) And the exception of maybe eating more crap thes
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  41. Here's another trace. The elitists own the press... Michael
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  42. Hello, Everyone! I started reading "Atlas Shrugged" for the first time on the weekend in August 1997 when Princess Diana of Wales was killed. I was thirty three. The book taught me many things and changed the way I look at life from then on, and I went on to read it many times since and to read all of Rand's other books. I haven't been an Objectivist in every sense of the word since then and probably never will be, though much of the philosophy never leaves me and I read the books often. I am a working person, not an academic or a rich industrialist or "professional", if that's t
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  43. The WHO has outdone itself in corruption. They recently started a trial of the drug hydroxychloroquine, intentionally giving patients a near lethal dose so as to – obviously – make the drug look dangerous. Meryl Nass and others saw what they were doing and exposed it. Only then did WHO stop the trial. The following articles are by Dr. Meryl Nass. Even worse than 'Recovery,' potentially lethal hydroxychloroquine study in patients near death WHO and UK trials use potentially lethal hydroxychloroquine dose--according to WHO consultant 1. In the UK Recovery trial, and in WHO Solida
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  44. From "the particular" (this trade, today's sunrise, this water, etc.etc). to "the general" (all trades, all sunrises, all oceans) IS induction. And it requires cognitive effort to avoid drawing false propositions. You don't conclude that Capitalism is moral, initially: (for the moment let's assume this individual has no idea of "capitalism") - you observed that THIS deal was good and proper and moral - and this one, and the next - and then generalized. You have seen the philosophical definition of induction, do you not accept it? The reason people think that Capitalism "has failed" i
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  45. Might as well do to them now. If they get back in power they'll do it to us regardless. --Brant
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  46. The VICE statement gives strong (inverse) grounds for hope. Ellen
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  47. The biggest fraud perpetrated in modern times. From the start this virus was described and sold on the public as something radically new and lethal. (For some in the population, yes). Fake science, scientism, and a disgusting media with an agenda. We've all been conned. I don't entirely blame governments and leaders. Given the "expert" advisement, popular opinion and a climate of panic, in the face of fast growing numbers, which one could buck the trend and adopt Wittkowski's model? (which doesn't try to "flatten the curve" thereby prolonging the virus period). The same model as has been valid
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  48. Yes! Ayn Rand would have approved. I'm not channeling her. She talked and wrote often about the US leaving the UN. Michael
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  49. Peter, People don't do conspiracies out in the open (except in America where certain conspirators have a complicit press and this still leaves me with jaw dropping ). One characteristic of a conspiracy is that it is meant to be hidden until the right moment. That's by definition. So how can one demand observed fact about something hidden? One has to dig and expose. The idea that a suspicion is loopy just because you can't see who is doing the bad stuff is a very dangerous one. You can't see a cancer cell inside you with your eyes alone. Not even doctors can. And if you ignore i
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  50. Rand had good things to say about the American "common man." Nonetheless, her expressed views about the large majority of humankind were dismissive. Google the word "ballast" in Rand's work. Here's an example from the title essay of For the New Intellectual. This isn't early Rand. It was written after Atlas Shrugged. Ellen
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