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    Posted by $ Dobrien 3 weeks, 3 days ago
    You have it figured out now N. While Buy-dem was destroying the border security we were watching the idiots he was appointing. While Cuomo was being scrutinized for shoving Covid infected souls into nursing homes and covering it up out came the sexual harassment charges to deflect attention away from his real crime. While the Dems were on a money grab from the Covid relief package Mr Potato head was being trannytized. These evil bastards will stop at nothing to steal our freedom.
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    Posted by mccannon01 3 weeks, 3 days ago
    They can't dazzle the sheeple with brilliance so they are baffling them with bullshit. The problem is the propaganda has a tendency to make dangerous sheeple.
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  • Posted by VicW 3 weeks, 3 days ago
    Typical for democrats. Remember same sex marriage? No discussion at all and passed in on a late Friday afternoon. It is all about distract and attack.
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  • Posted by AmericanWoman 3 weeks, 3 days ago
    A friend sent this to me today....does not take long to realize THIS is the plan!!

    When I was a kid, I couldn't understand why Eisenhower was so popular. Maybe this will explain why General Eisenhower Warned Us



    It is a matter of history that when the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Dwight Eisenhower, found the victims of the death camps he ordered all possible photographs to be taken, and for the German people from surrounding villages to be ushered through the camps and even made to bury the dead.


    He did this because he said in words to this effect ...

    'Get it all on record now - get the films - get the witnesses - because somewhere down the road of history some bstrd will get up and say that this never happened'


    This week, the UK debated whether to remove The Holocaust from its school curriculum because it 'offends' the Muslim populationwhich claims it never occurred. It is not removed as yet. However, this is a frightening portent of the fear that is gripping the world and how easily each country is giving into it.

    It is now more than 70 years after the Second World War in Europe ended. This e-mail is being sent as a memorial chain, in memory of the six million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians, and 1,900 Catholic priests Who were 'murdered, raped, burned, starved, beaten, experimented on and humiliated while many in the world looked the other way!

    Now, more than ever, with Iran, among others, claiming the Holocaust to be 'a myth,' it is imperative to make sure the world never forgets.

    This e-mail is intended to reach 400 million people! Be a link in the memorial chain and help distribute this around the world

    How many years will it be before the attack on the World Trade Center 'NEVER HAPPENED'?


    Because it offends some Muslims???



    Do not just delete this message; it will take only a minute to pass this along.




    Remember when all classrooms had an American flag in them?

    Do they even teach our children about the World Trade Center attacks in 1993 and 2001, or did it go the way of Pearl Harbor and Veterans Day?

    Don't even mention Christmas or prayers in school. Many schools no longer recite the Pledge of Allegiance and many children do not know the words to our National Anthem, or that we even have one!
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    • Posted by $ Thoritsu 3 weeks, 3 days ago
      Eisenhower should have left "under god" out of the pledge of allegiance. It is a liability to the pledge and adds no value.

      Facts should not be offensive. We should not legislate from religion or coddle the religious of any faith. It has no place in government.
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      • Posted by 3 weeks, 3 days ago
        I beg to differ with you. George Washington dedicated this country to God!
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        • Posted by $ Thoritsu 3 weeks, 2 days ago
          Look, you guys are welcome to your beliefs, and they can be as important to you as you choose.

          You are not welcome, or likely, to force anyone to Christian beliefs or Christian-based legislation. Sorry. The Christian version of Kasrut or Sharia is never coming to the US, and it should not.

          You can say "god" and "christian" as many times as you like, and expect to gather interest from people who are already in agreement with you, and expect, virtually 100% to bring no additional supporters into alignment. Congratulations! Welcome to one of the biggest problems Republicans have now, and an excellent future being angry sitting in front of the TV, computer or on the porch.

          Not sure if you realize, but Ayn was an atheist. She was not perfect, but this is not Fallwell's Gulch.
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          • Posted by lrshultis 3 weeks, 2 days ago
            What causes so many to come to the Gulch who are supernaturalists believing that somehow Objectivism is compatible with a belief in a god or even with Jefferson's bible scrubbed of the supernatural. A morality of altruism is not compatible with Objectivism.
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            • Posted by $ Thoritsu 3 weeks, 2 days ago
              Well said.
              Neither a morality of altruism nor a morality of religion is necessary or desirable. The basis is much simpler.
              Yet both of the former can be compelling.
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        • Posted by $ DriveTrain 3 weeks, 2 days ago
          Aside from the incompatibility of Objectivism and religion on core principles, on a simple practical level the problem with introducing any given religious clause into any intellectual article - be it a constitution, a piece of legislation, a pledge - is that if your context is an individualist, just and free society, then its constitution, every law that emanates from it, and even things like a pledge whose recitation is required of kids, must be universally applicable.

          The second you introduce Your Favorite Religious Element into the mix, you have thereby made that constitution, that law, that required teaching, a component of a particular faction, i.e., not universally applicable to all individual citizens of that nation. You also create a situation ripe for protracted - nay, endless - warfare between religious factions, each striving to make its religious beliefs dominant within government. For a vivid example of this, see the entire history of the Middle East; for a detailed and pithy examination of it in the general format of a Socratic dialog, see C.F. Volney's 1791 work "The Ruins; or, Meditation on the Revolutions of Empires."

          The issue of the Pledge of Allegiance is only a problem in context of the unaddressed injustice which makes it a problem: The continued absence of a necessary (and ultimately achievable) Separation of Education and State. Once we have eliminated all government involvement in schools and all schools are a matter of individual choice (or refusal, for those who would choose homeschooling - which generally speaking is vastly superior in any case,) people can choose a school that recites the original pledge, or a school that recites the pledge with "under god" added, or a school that recites no pledge at all.

          This idea - 100% decentralized and 100% privatized schools, for as vast a variety, brands and choice among curricula, foci and "options" as we have for hotels, restaurants, insurance agencies, car tires, microbrews, athletic shoes, novels, albums, fast foods, house paint, clothing, or any other product you can imagine - clarifies the distinction I believe America's Founders understood as a given and were trying to communicate to the world, with only partial success: A truly- and strictly - universal constitutional and legal foundation is not only conducive to the harmonious "coexistence" (to use a loaded leftwing-bumpersticker term) of a multitude of otherwise incompatible beliefs, it is essential to it.

          Put differently, given equal treatment under the law, there can be harmonious societal coexistence between people who are religious and people who are atheist. An Aristotelian, atheistic metaphysical foundation is no imposition on religious belief in the public realm - so long as we do not see government agents violating the First Amendment's free exercise clause as we have been seeing in recent months; to the extent that religious beliefs foster an advocacy of individual sovereignty and a generalized concept of "goodness" in the public realm - and assuming these people understand the just prohibition of any imposition of religious strictures or "goodness" unrelated to the criterion of human rights - there is no imposition on nonbelievers. But the vital, indispensable foundation must be a constitutional and legal framework that is rooted in the universal value of man's life as an individual, rational being - regardless of particular beliefs beyond that core.

          In his "Notes on the State of Virginia" Jefferson put it in terms far more concise than I'll ever manage: "The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg."

          To religious people who are interested and open-minded enough to investigate this vital distinction, I cannot recommend highly enough the 1975 work titled "The Enlightenment in America" by Ernest Cassara. I believe it's currently out of print but is relatively easy to find at Amazon, Alibris, Allbookstores, etc. for less than the cost of one beer at the airport. It has no particular axe to grind; it simply presents a concise but thorough history of the intellectual context for America's Founding, taken from the voluminous writings of those Founders - on this still-contentious issue of how to develop and maintain a government that is truly universal, a government that provides for the harmonious coexistence of all beliefs within its nation's borders without advocating for any particular one of those beliefs - aside from the facts of man's metaphysical nature, his individualism and his human rights.
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      • Posted by AmericanWoman 3 weeks, 3 days ago
        You do realize this country received its greatest foundation from God's words? Ask Lincoln!
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        • Posted by $ Thoritsu 3 weeks, 3 days ago
          Belief is a very fragile foundation. I hope that is not so.

          As allegory, fine. As foundation, unacceptable. Even worse than climate change.
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          • Posted by AmericanWoman 3 weeks, 3 days ago
            If we do not do all in our power to hold onto Belief we loose it all faster for Hope is what keeps one foot in from of the other, reason to fight for what is right and carry on for our family.
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            • Posted by $ Thoritsu 3 weeks, 3 days ago
              This is clever, but just an unsupported assertion.

              I fight for individual freedom, because that is the fairest and best for all. No need for religion to support this position, whatsoever. Logic and natural rights are all that is necessary, and bulletproof.

              No one needs the rest of the nonsense that comes with religion, banning consensual gay relationships, suggestive clothing, aborting 32 cells, buying liquor on Sunday, denying the Earth revolves around the sun, on and on.
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    • Posted by lrshultis 3 weeks, 2 days ago
      Patriotism is not due to unifying with pledges and flags. That only produces a populous ready to be ruled. Patriotism is the result of freedom for the citizens of a country.
      Too many citizens are too intellectually lazy to be comfortable as individuals.
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  • Posted by $ Ben_C 3 weeks, 3 days ago
    Absolutely - the agenda is never the agenda. Consider: cursive writing is no longer taught in schools. Why? perhaps it has to do with the fact the original Constitution is written in cursive. If you can't read/write cursive how are you going to read the original Constitution?
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    • Posted by $ puzzlelady 3 weeks, 3 days ago
      No need to read the classic old script, beautiful and precise though it is, to have access to the contents of the Constitution. Plenty of printed versions around, if you trust the type-setters not to mess up. Also, cursive is a left-over from ink pens--quills--that drip if you lift them off the paper, so you need to make continuous lines. My sensible high school English teacher made us write all our papers with printed letters, with correct upper and lower case, not block print like Facebook screamers. Who can read Chaucer these days? Penmanship once upon a time was an art, a skill that got marks on your report card. Who can read today's scrawls--the postal clerk? I can foresee dictating to a robot who can execute the written form in any style you ask for. The next thing to go will be paper...
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  • Posted by $ blarman 3 weeks, 3 days ago
    There is a thing called sensory overload: we can get so overwhelmed with what are real problems that other escape our notice. It's difficult to be vigilant about everything. That's one of the great things about forums like this: we can all share what we know and are better and more informed than any one of us would be individually!
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  • Posted by ohiocrossroads 3 weeks, 2 days ago
    All this crazy stuff is meant to distract the political opposition while they load the deep state with their people. The Justice Department has already been corrupted. Now they're going to work on the military and train them to go after citizens who in their opinion exhibit traits of "domestic terrorists".
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  • Posted by $ Markus_Katabri 3 weeks, 3 days ago
    It’s about causing division and strife. One group strikes out against another. Now Big Daddy government has to step in to keep everyone SAFE.
    It’s why I say beating up the purple haired kid down the road for holding a BLM sign during the 4th of July Parade accomplishes nothing. Except giving the powers that shouldn’t be a reason to abridge freedoms.
    Do NOTHING until you’re justified to do EVERYTHING.
    And realize that the enemy of your enemy is your friend. We can argue about Belief and Moral Absolutes vs Objectivity later. We’ll have time to beat each other over the head with Bibles and Atlas Shrugged later. Right now if a group is not actively trying to put you in jail they’re the good guys.
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  • Posted by $ nickursis 3 weeks, 2 days ago
    Welcome to being really "woke" This has been going on for years now, much is staged so as to set in motion a chain of events, and that is why there are so many inconsistencies usually found, often pawned off as "conspiracy theories" so as to negate them. Sexual harassment, racism, guns, all used to manipulate and distract. Amazing, I predicted a major gun incident a week before colorado, right after georgia, I am predicting 1 in the next 2-3 weeks based on how well their gun theft goes in the congress they run. Lets see....
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    • Posted by $ Dobrien 3 weeks, 2 days ago
      I say in a week ...just guessing of course. Probably someone that has been interviewed by a 3 letter agency , I like to go with the odds.
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      • Posted by $ nickursis 3 weeks, 2 days ago
        It all seems to relate to the progress. So many ff ops have timed perfectly to efforts to disarm. Since listening to any politician is sickening and waste, I dont know if their efforts are moving. Just the fact Schumer and obamanation all barked day after confirmed collusion for me.
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  • Posted by $ Stormi 3 weeks, 1 day ago
    Racism is a ploy to disengage or criminalize as many whites as possible, as they fear white voters. Tehy feel they can, as in the past, dupe the blacks, so they use them, as they always have. Even a good percentage of black know what is up, they are fooling themselves into thinking they are so cleer. This group has never done anything for blacks, never will, they will kill them off with vaccines when they no longer need them, why else the vaccines with birth control for Africa only? The Pope got it tested!.
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