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    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/
  2. 2 points
    Bolsonaro showing the world
  3. 2 points
    Dr. Death out there slaying the false narrative that fewer corpses is somehow good.
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    There is no impact. It is a typical bad cold. They tell stories that indicate otherwise. Lasting impacts stories. Lies. Shutting down has had enormous negative impacts, but those were not caused by too many old people dying, they were from intentionally shutting down economies, which were political calculations having nothing to do with the new cold.
  5. 2 points
    Remember the people who said Hydroxychloroquine will kill you? That its efficacy was merely anecdotal? Remember the pharmacists who refused to fill Doctor's prescriptions? The Democrat governors who interfered with supplies, hoarded, hid, supplies of the drug? Premeditated Conspiracy to Commit Mass Injury and Death.
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    Jon, Just for the reader, here is a bolded headline to that link and some excerpts: Epstein Confidante Maxwell Arrested In New Hampshire [Updated] Here is the indictment if anyone is interested. Also, a video right out of the oven of the official press conference about Maxwell's arrest. This case shows AG Bill Barr's method of working. Re investigations, he's a plodder and keeps a tight ship on leaks. When the time comes he and his staff believe they have an air-tight case, they clean the path (like getting rid of Berman through political channels), then swoop in and arrest bad guys who have no idea what hit them. I bet there are a lot of Deep Staters who are observing this very process and, suddenly as their arrogance turns into bile and goes down their throats with a big-ass gulp, are contemplating a move to another country that has no extradition treaty. And, as you keep reminding readers, the people who disparaged as a conspiracy theory and a sign of warped non-Objectivist epistemology the idea that elites controlled other elites through pedophilia-connected blackmail are silent about this. Reality doesn't fit the story they keep telling themselves where they are the superior good guys. From their words and deeds, they are protectors of science and reason and defenders of decent people of prominence who don't deserve to be smeared. That's the story they tell themselves. In reality, as the investigations are now proving and later prosecutions and jail will prove, many of their public heroes are pedophiles and have been blackmailed for years because of it. Some way to do philosophy and epistemology if it blinds people that much, huh? Let's just say I'm enjoying the show. Michael
  7. 2 points
    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 Solidarity trials, HCQ is used in a non-therapeutic, toxic and potentially lethal dose. 2. HCQ is furthermore being given, in clinical trials, too late in the disease course to determine its value against SARS-CoV-2. 3. Collection of limited safety data in the Solidarity trials serves to protect trial investigators and sponsors from disclosures of expected adverse drug effects, including death. 4. It appears that WHO has tried to hide information on the hydroxychloroquine doses used in its Solidarity trial. Fortunately, the information is discoverable from registries of its national trials. 5. The conclusions to be drawn ... ... a) WHO and other national health agencies, universities and charities have conducted large clinical trials that were designed so hydroxychloroquine would fail to show benefit in the treatment of Covid-19, perhaps to advantage much more expensive competitors and vaccines in development, which have been heavily supported by Solidarity and Recovery trial sponsors and WHO sponsors. ... b) In so doing, these agencies and charities have de facto conspired to increase the number of deaths in these trials. ... c) In so doing, they have conspired to deprive billions of people from potentially benefiting from a safe and inexpensive drug, when used properly, during a major pandemic. This might contribute to prolongation of the pandemic, massive economic losses and many increased cases and deaths. How a false hydroxychloroquine narrative was created, and more
  8. 2 points
    Cockroaches rolled over by cop car ...
  9. 2 points
    I don't know where to put the following so here is as good as any place. To me it's hilarious. I'm still laughing as I post this... LOL... Michael
  10. 2 points
    https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-tweets-conspiracy-theory-buffalo-protester-police-officers/story?id=71150154 OANN did a piece, as far as I know, taking apart the innocence of the 75 yr old demonstrator in Buffalo. Leaving aside the feint push. He was filmed talking with the photographer who later filmed his fall. He was waving his phone near the holstered gun of the leo. He tweeted F the police. He was on an anarchist website. His name is Martin Gugina. Heres a piece echoing OANN news. https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/06/06/buffalo-officials-duped-by-professional-antifa-provocateur-arrest- In other news......OANN filed a defamation suit against R Madcow. An Obama appointed judge found her comment saying OANN is a communist network news, to be a personal opinion, she's not a journalist an entertainer.
  11. 2 points
    Michael, I quoted the start of your post to draw quick attention to the post. The post's length might turn people away from reading it. I VERY MUCH RECOMMEND that people do read the whole thing. Please, readers, pay extra careful attention to the central part which describes in specifics how the leftist radicals took over college education . The description is spot on, including the part about non-radical faculty members finding meetings boring, often not attending them, saying, oh, well, if you want that hire so much, ok, etc. Capitulation through ho-humness to an attrition process they didn't realize was happening. The result has been a mind-ruined generation who are now old enough to start running things. Ellen
  12. 2 points
    I think you're right, in the long run. (POTUS has already made clear he'll intervene if the mayor and governor don't step up, and since they're flipped him off in response, he most likely will.) But I admit that I personally can't just casually dismiss the short-term threats, if the reports are true about businesses being "shaken down", the property damage, etc. I'm also thinking about how it's affecting people psychologically, having to witness this, especially the potentially innocent people caught in the cross-fire. (And now, there's someone acting as "warlord" already edging out Antifa?) The O'ist conception of government's legitimate function is to protect people from the initiation of force, and in Seattle, government has not only abdicated that function, it's aiding and abetting in that initiation. This headline says it all: "Antifa Deserves a Military Response" https://pjmedia.com/columns/stephen-kruiser/2020/06/11/the-morning-briefing-antifa-deserves-a-military-response-n516040 And yes, I know Trump is letting the leftists state leaders expose themselves before he steps in, to "show" the people, and maybe that's necessary. But for HOW long? How long do people have to watch and endure other's suffering before it crosses the line from strategy to sadism? When is it enough? "Trust the plan", I hear. Still, it chafes against the O'ist impulse in me to stop the initiation of force. (Yes, maybe those people aren't so innocent, ideologically speaking, etc. Or, regarding the innocent, the Q explanation "you can't just tell the people, they have to be shown." Perhaps. Still isn't easy to watch. Like the Taggert Tunnel disaster scene. Even Dagny had to be told, upon leaving New York to the darkness, "don't look down!", lest she turn into a pillar of salt...)
  13. 2 points
    A ray of light in the mainstream news. Tucker has balls. Thank God. This is one hell of a nice rant. And 100% true. Also, it comes on the tail of the left trying to take him off the air. As Tucker said, if we don't push back and exercise our birthright of freedom of speech, the left will push America into becoming like North Korea. I, and many who think like I do, will not take a knee. Shame on those who do. To you who kneel before the current leftist tyranny, we will take care of the problem and carry your sorry asses so you can have the freedom to bitch about us. Why? Because we love freedom and we have to for freedom to exist. But when we look at the likes of you, it's a dirty job. It doesn't have to be, but it is. So fuck you while we're at it. Michael
  14. 2 points
    From Joshua Lawson at The Federalist: Be Courageous And Stand Firm, America—We Do Not Kneel Americans didn't kneel to British tyranny, Nazi fascism, or Soviet communism. We won't kneel for a collective guilt movement that's gone off the rails. My people. Michael
  15. 1 point
    The article /slideshow kept crashing toward the end. Did they discuss furin? It’s speculated that this particular virus has seemingly “corrected” encoding that enables cleaving with human furin , which is weird because bat proteins are different. Regardless the origins of this virus , it seems the biological threat is nothing compared to political/governmental threat to life.(not to mention liberty and the pursuit of happiness, the stuff of life ). Weird , right?
  16. 1 point
    The Dream The left is crowing because, according to them, the Supreme Court said President Trump has to turn over his tax records to the New York DA. He's done for now. Now it's gonna happen. Finally they can get rid of him. Finally they've got him in a trap he can't get out of. Just wait. Just wait. The Reality Well, waiting is what they are going to have to do. The Supreme Court decision did not say President Trump had to turn over his tax records. It said the House made a bullshit case, so the case has to go back to the lower courts to put in what it left out, annnnnnnnnnnnnnnd the House ain't gonna see President Trump's tax records before November. And it said, for the New York DA case, the President does not have absolute immunity from subpoena (which was a bullshit claim by Trump's team as a delay tactic), that the President is not above the law, so they are going to have to bicker about things more in the lower courts, annnnnnnnnnnnnnd the NY DA ain't gonna see President Trump's tax records before November. What it means President Trump knows his tax records will eventually become public. He just didn't want them public before reelection so they can't be used as election propaganda. Now that he got what he wanted, and the anti-Trumpers lost everything in terms of what value his tax records had for them, I doubt anyone will pursue this issue further with any enthusiasm at all. Also, that thing about the President not being immune from subpoenas might get picked up and used to get financial records from former President Obama and his main peeps. Michael
  17. 1 point
    Beginning to test the people's responses to tyranny. Do those in the buildings resist? Do citizens not subject to this lockdown intervene? Learning and practicing for when they release the next bug as pretext for total police state? Food rationing. Necessary? Or normalization of it for near future, much more intense, false flag mass imprisonments?
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  19. 1 point
    Social media was alight with excited progressives mistakenly thinking this is a change away from how elections have been conducted for generations now. Reactions make clear they think popular vote over electoral college was in some way promoted by the ruling. I really do feel bad, because being them, it must hurt, over and over and over and
  20. 1 point
    " "Coronavirus" is a wider category than the types of coronavirus which produce common cold symptoms. Severe acute respiratory syndrome, which COVID-19 produces in susceptible people, is in a different league of bad from "a bad cold." " I disagree. It looks to me like every other bad cold I saw in my over fifty years. The bad ones killed the old peope like it was the plague. The rest of us got it and called it a bad cold. The kids got it and didn't slow down. Same as today. Bad cold. Indeed, "bad cold" is exaggeration for 9X% of the population. Worldwide hundreds of millions of us have likely already "had" it and it didn't even make us feel sick. Yes, the 2020 Scamdemic is also mass murder on the grounds of keeping people electively out of hospitals which will result in delayed cancer discoveries, for starters, and deaths (2020 Scamdemic murders.) And their emptiness and the layoffs demonstrate that the nation's resources were never going to be stressed by covid, have not even been challenged in the slightest by covid. All their front line stories are bullshit. The staffs at all the hospitals spent the time making Tik-Tok videos and went home with layoff slips.
  21. 1 point
    Here is a pic of Ghislaine and a victim with Prince Andrew: Here is a pic of Ghislaine at Chelsea Clinton’s wedding.
  22. 1 point
    The Left can’t stand that our President won’t escalate their precious bloody foreign adventures. It drives them crazy that we finally have a moral President who starts the long process of cleaning the blood we have on our hands, instead of drenching us in more.
  23. 1 point
    Here's some really weird news about O-Land. There is a Facebook group called Ayn Rand. It leans hard ARI, which means it leans anti-Trump. A guy I never knew before named William Swig posted the following meme there. He created it. They banned him from the group. He posted a quote by Ayn Rand and did not take it out of context, yet they banned him for it. Actually, it's a shortened and paraphrased quote from a Q&A from Rand's Ford Hall Forum Lecture: "Censorship: Local and Express." It is in Ayn Rand Answers. Here is the direct quote from Rand as published in that book: "... even though Nixon’s behavior has been contemptible—he’s not the most corrupt president, but he’s probably the most contemptible—I’d still vote for him over George McGovern or Ted Kennedy." btw - I think I'm going to like this Swig guy. He pisses off the right people. Here is his Facebook account. And here is another meme by him. Michael
  24. 1 point
    I did not expect this at all out of Bill O'Reilly. I like him, but I never considered him a person who would go full-on attack against the companies of elitists with warmongering histories. I bet this has an impact on the riots, too. Mercedes Benz is a big sponsor of news shows and social media news. I don't think it will like the impact of Bill O'Reilly's outrage against it ideologically and the ripples this will cause. There is more here: Bill O'Reilly: How Dare Mercedes-Benz Boycott American Companies For Political Speech After Building Hitler's Tanks Go Bill! Talk about coming back with a bang. Michael
  25. 1 point
    Actually the truth is coming out about the empty seats at the Tulsa rally. There was sabotage from the inside. MUST READ… Report: Tulsa Arena Management Sabotaged Trump Rally Attendance They put stickers on every other seat saying, “Do Not Sit Here, Please!” And the temperature screeners were taken off the job hours in advance, meaning people were not cleared to enter past the first checkpoint because no one was there to clear them, although there was supposed to be a staff. One of the assholes involved even crowed about it. I know there will be other attempts at sabotage, but I doubt this will repeat. Also, this makes Trump supporters fighting mad. It's hard to get Trump supporters to fight, but once they start, it's harder to get them to stop. Michael
  26. 1 point
    But you have the right to dig up a thread disconnected from this, and pose it as an example? Hey, don't fool yourself, that's saying I'm wrong there and now. You don't fool me. And I identified the wheel well enough to make all those games superfluous. No, you all had to "fix" the unfixable. And that didn't work.
  27. 1 point
    That, or possibly the opposite; that it's a "dog whistle" (as was suspected with the multiple tweets containing "13") to start some new sh*t , like new riots...or for someone to get "Killary'd"...
  28. 1 point
    Today in "Faux Leftist Whoopee" ... Outrage mounts over report Russia offered bounties to Afghanistan militants for killing US soldiers
  29. 1 point
    The first blow of the hammer on those who fight statues. More coming. btw - This technique is pure Rudy. Well... not pure Rudy... it's a bit of Trump, too. Rudy would have incarcerated the first cases of vandalism. President Trump let it run for a while to make sure the fake news media was supporting it in a way that is hard for the public to forget, then lowered the boom. A great showman makes sure all the eyeballs are where he wants them to be before he springs a whammy. Michael
  30. 1 point
    Viral photo from April 2021 of Biden sniffing his Pizza BFF during intake processing at gitmo …
  31. 1 point
    That's a lotta Max Q !
  32. 1 point
    The Deep State dam is starting to show some huge cracks as the water is leaking hard. Appeals court orders Flynn case dismissal, after years-long legal saga Wait until after the election when President Trump is reelected and has both houses of Congress. Wait until he hires General Flynn again. That would be a beautiful sight. I would not want to be on the receiving end of Flynn empowered, battle-tested and pissed. Michael
  33. 1 point
    This process just doesn't happen. People know what is bad for them in some cases, and still feel the desire to do or move towards that thing. Some people know what is good for them and sometimes it feels bad. You're saying they have not programmed themselves properly... no, nature did not program them properly. You do not feed your subconscious value-judgments... you feed it what you experience and what you do, and your subconscious evaluates those things based on natural criteria. For example, social status is very important to us for evolutionary reasons. Subconsciously we are evaluating our own status whether we are aware of that or not. Behaving in a low-status way may seem more comfortable in the moment, but the long-term repercussions will be lower production of serotonin. This is a straw man and a red herring in one... Who is "defending" emotions? Who is saying emotions are always right and moral? Who is getting angry?
  34. 1 point
    You might also want to check out Harlow's monkeys: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Harlow Harlow was briefly mentioned in the Atlantic article ...
  35. 1 point
    Folks here will likely remember something of the plight of those in Romania's "child gulags." A new Atlantic article offers a deep dive, which some might find useful to discussion: 30 Years Ago, Romania Deprived Thousands of Babies of Human Contact | Here’s what’s become of them
  36. 1 point
    Pedos Arrested Good news. Here in this thread, whenever an arrest of pedophiles becomes prominent, it can be posted. I will only post sporadically, though, because this kind of news breaks my heart when I think about the children who are preyed on. Let's start in Polk County in Florida. Judd: 17 arrested for child pornography include Disney employees, nurse, underwear ‘ingester’ Here's a video: For those who like to see these perverts going down, enjoy. But keep a tear in store for the children victims. I do both. Michael
  37. 1 point
    Not at all... I automatically know that the violence and the rioting is wrong, but I can choose to acknowledge or ignore that. They've chosen to ignore it. They are siding with one natural feeling over another. I said it before, but curiosity is a feeling... reason doesn't exist without the DESIRE TO KNOW.
  38. 1 point
    Peter, The worst of what was said about Jane Fonda is an urban legend, it isn’t true. And what little was true she came to realize was a huge mistake on her part, and she admitted it publicly: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Fonda#Visit_to_Hanoi Contrast Fonda with John McCain. He wholeheartedly collaborated with the Vietcong throughout his captivity then later pretended he was a hero. That was news to me until I read about it in an article by well known investigative journalist Sydney Schanberg: John McCain and the POW Cover-Up
  39. 1 point
    Here is some advice from Polly on not taking a knee in everyday life. Her advice is to stand up to bullies in the moment they are bullying. Even in small places like supermarkets. The left's army of bullies are trying to win the culture war using death by a thousand small cuts. Polly (who does not use this metaphor) says do not tolerate even one small cut from a bully. Appeasers follow strength, so be stronger than the bullies and show this as the bullying is happening. Bullies always back down when confronted with strength. Then the appeasers will follow you. Michael
  40. 1 point
    Jon, I didn't listen to that at first, probably because the visual was not enticing. But I just listened to it. Good on that lady. The one yelling. Good on her. Do you know who is not listening to people like her? The Deep State, fake news mainstream news, Antifa, spoiled celebrities on a mission to tell others how to live, the current Democratic Party, anti-Trumpers, etc. etc. etc. But I hear her. You hear her. People all over America hear her. Michael
  41. 1 point
    T, The quote from you above is the discussion on William's OL blog here. I am continuing the discussion here for reasons I gave over there, but I highly recommend readers go to that link and read through the discussion. There is a lot there that is not here. Now on to my response. You know I admire Tim Pool. He is doing something in the sense you mean. He built up a growing audience and supplies them with ongoing commentary several times a day. And he is going against the political grain of the Big Tech platforms he uses, so he walks a fine line at times on obeying their rules while seeking to undermine their authoritarian crap. Thus he is getting his ideas out even as these platform are helping to orchestrate the mess you see. That is something that should be emulated if you, or someone you know, wishes to pick up the standard and sally forth. But when I look at Tim, I see something deeper. Watch the video below (which has a horrible title ) and think about how far a leftie has to come to say the things is he saying. Then think about how that happened and why it happened. And for a treat, in the beginning of the video, Tim and his peeps painted a picture of the Founding Fathers that was awesome, far more relatable to young people than the Wig and Stuffed Shirt version in the history books. Also, Tim sees checks and balances exactly the way I do. Think about what it took for Tim to go from being right in the middle of Occupy Wall Street to openly preaching individual rights and capitalism as the best system humans have ever devised. Something caused that to happen. If you want to fight the bad guys, this is something to ponder. There are lefties out there like Tim and, as proven by his example, they are reachable. Maybe the first step in storytelling to them is not in trying to prove them wrong, but instead in trying to break their hearts (as I mentioned in another post). Simply point to where their heroes intellectually hang themselves with their own rope of contradictions and highlight their transformation into dogmatic and vicious authoritarians. Once their hearts are broken, point to principles, not people on the right or even Ayn Rand. Do that later. At this stage, let them come to their own conclusions. btw - Setting up situations, then letting people come to their own conclusions is by far the best persuasion technique in existence. It keeps you honest and it keeps them honest. Once a person has concluded something from thinking it through on his own, no talking point or covert persuasion technique on earth will dislodge it. I believe understanding the history of a problem like the one we have right now will go a long way in fighting to fix it. The root of the problem is that we are suffering what happens when an entire generation of young people was indoctrinated with leftwing authoritarian bullshit, then grew up. This is reflected even in the way they are raising their kids. The big sin of the American people is that they went off and enjoyed the wealth and prosperity of the American system (after Carter) and left the education of their children to whoever showed up. It's a sin of omission, not commission. And the sin is against reality. It's a sin of turning off awareness and getting lulled into a false sense of safety--self-inflicted through the stories everyone told themselves about what the good life was, but leaving out parenting in terms of what ideas their kids assimilated and from whom and where. When they left the field of ideas to whoever showed up to teach their children, organized bad guys showed up and went to work. They did a damn good job, too. Just look around at their product. Here is a breakdown of how this happened over time. I wrote about this a couple of years ago and did a pretty good job, so I will quote that. (As an aside, I was talking to Jon. ) btw - A similar story happened in mainstream news, especially television. This was not an area that was profitable back in the early days, so the networks left it to whoever showed up. Once again, organized bad guys showed up and went to work taking over the system. Do you see that this problem is much bigger than you as an individual can handle? The bad guys are organized, hungry for power, and have been doing what they do for decades. If you want to fight the crap you see right now, I suggest you do what you can short-term to help and save whomever you choose, but realize that without massive government power, nothing you do will make a dent in the big picture. On the intellectual side, one that will start making a dent (but in seed form, not grown tree form), the best tactic I can think of is to scout around for leftie people who seem to be open to looking at ideas from different angles (like Tim Pool was) and break their hearts. I wouldn't waste a lot of time on severely indoctrinated people as their minds are imprinted just like goslings who follow around a person or non-goose animal as their mother goose all during their growing-up-stage because the person or animal showed up at the right moment. Just make it clear you disagree. Then honk or quack if you like. On the massive government power side, I know what I did. I supported President Trump. I saw what he really was in the beginning and, once I realized he had a shot, I went all in. A guy like that with power in his hands would work to tear out the rot without going off into crony corporatism and endless war for profit. But doing that meant flying in the face of most of the leaders in O-Land, especially those idiots in our subcommunity who think he's a dictator. You can tell who the worst of them are because they make seriously horrible intellectual misidentifications. A good example is calling the inter-government trade manipulations the globalists had implemented "free trade." Someone steeped in Rand who cannot see the problem with that is a person with a hidden agenda. So fuck 'em. Those people don't want to improve the world. They only want to improve their own lives at the literal cost of others. Crony trade. Power cliques at think tanks. And so on. In fact, those kinds of people allowed the crap we see unfolding right before our eyes at the moment to come to flower. On the personal side, I cannot emphasize strongly enough, do not fall into sanction of the victim and wallow in negative emotions, especially guilt. You did nothing wrong. And you have the volitional power to snap out of it. (I can back that up with neuroscience, too. Think neuroplasticity.) Unearned guilt is not empathy. I suggest you ponder long and hard on that. Think it through and get real clear on it. Unearned guilt is awful. Empathy is wonderful. So what best to do? Whatever you want, really. It's your life. I suggest you do what you can to fight the current situation, but most of all, use that marvelous brain of yours to come into your own flowering, thus increase the beauty in the world. I have a feeling President Trump has the big picture under control (should he stay in office, which I will fight for). Our intellectual job is to take care of the roots so the good stuff can grow. You can help do that by whatever persuasion you can learn, but best of all, by working on yourself and becoming an example of what you want others to be. In fact, that, to me, is the best thing I ever got from Ayn Rand. Michael
  42. 1 point
    I keep looking out over society through the lens of the fake news mainstream press and the alt media places I visit. I see everyone talking about riots and takeovers and whatnot. Then I see that everyone President Trump has endorsed recently has been elected. It's at 73 to 0 right now. I've also seen raging riots (if the fake news mainstream news is to be believed) go dark from one day to the next. The difference? National Guard. The only image that keeps coming to my mind with regularity is nothing fear-based like burning buildings or chanting crowds. Or nothing persuasion-based like pampered celebrities and politicians mouthing off about Black Lives Matters or taking a knee or apologizing for white privilege or whatever. It's Baghdad Bob. Don't these idiots see what's coming? They are creating such a ruckus, they are making themselves easy targets. Michael
  43. 1 point
    Watching your Pantyfa scum friends get severely mistreated by order of my President is going to be so, so sweet.
  44. 1 point
    Not much longer. And it will be particularly amusing to watch the Free Seattle Zone twerps scream like little girls when they are beaten and taken away in unmarked cars.
  45. 1 point
    There's another thing. COVID-19 was no longer anywhere to be found in the fake news mainstream press. President Trump announced he will start doing rallies in two weeks. Now COVID-19 is all over the fake news mainstream press and they are saying Trump will kill us all through the pandemic. What dorks... Michael
  46. 1 point
    Some readers may not go to a Twitter thread off the OL site, so I'll add this in as an example of what you are missing.
  47. 1 point
    Here is an article from Jemima Kelly at the Financial Times. I will stretch the criteria for fair-use as much as I can:
  48. 1 point
    The Trader Principle ... There is another way I understand Q--in essential terms. I've talked about this before. It's called " trading up the chain." In mainstream press terms, the QAnon phenomenon has been a variation on this. This looks like some fairly effective "trading up the chain" ... Nice try and, I admit, there is a similar pattern. From an anonymous author at a conservative blog ... ... to an OANN (One America News Network) video cast ... ... to the Real Donald Trump Twitter account ... I think I understand that -- although you earlier stated that trading up "starts with a small site or place" with "slanted" discussion -- and that the slant is "what is really being promoted." And you went on to say: And that seems to be that. Of course, the whole "objective" issue is as always available for reasoned analysis, reasonable disputes and interesting differences of opinion.
  49. 1 point
    As anyone can see, my tweet from yesterday -- the same exact tweet, WSS_Memorial/status/1270423908131323904 -- the tweet from June 9th now shows an embedded screen-capture image of an OL comment published today, June 10th. https://www.objectivistliving.com/forums/blogs/entry/756-in-the-matter-of-q/?do=findComment&comment=3999 "Reconcile."
  50. 1 point
    It occurred to me many times the whole thing is superfluous and rather silly. Big O, small o, closed, open, Kelly, Peikoff - factions. Institutional Objectivism. What Rand specified, and didn't. By structure and in purpose, O'ism is dedicated to each individual alone. How does knowing Objectivism touch on 'your' life and your practice and purpose of a philosophy to advantage you? There are values and benefits to be had, a-plenty, from knowing and using Objectivism. I for one have not plumbed its potential yet. Not even close, to realization of all the possibilities. "It" will grow from like-minded individuals who will also see that.