Another Oregon County May Have Voted to Explore a Move to Idaho
Post Date: 2023-05-19 01:48:46 by Charles_Byrd
Although not yet official, the Greater Idaho movement, which looks to move eastern Oregon counties into Idaho, a state more in tune with eastern Oregons political and cultural values, is claiming that the movement has grabbed a 12th county in its quest. Election-night totals show that Wallowa County in far northeast Oregon passed the measure by a slim margin of 1,721 yes votes to 1,700 no votes. However, Oregon law allows for ballots postmarked by 8:00 p.m. on election day to be counted if they arrive at election offices within seven days. Click for Full Text!
A rematch of the 2020 election next year, pitting President Joe Biden against former president Donald Trump, would hurt down-ballot Republicans, a new poll has found. If Trump is at the top of the ticket, Democrats would have a five-point advantage
Post Date: 2023-05-19 01:45:56 by Charles_Byrd
St. Cloud, Florida, police officer Dianne Ferreira has been charged with suspicion of theft of a credit card with intent to use, credit card fraud of more than $100 and use of ID of a dead person after officials said she used a dead man's credit card to make several purchases. Click for Full Text!
2024 Trump Nomination Would Hurt Down-Ballot Republicans, Poll Finds
Post Date: 2023-05-19 01:44:39 by Charles_Byrd
A rematch of the 2020 election next year, pitting President Joe Biden against former president Donald Trump, would hurt down-ballot Republicans, a new poll has found. If Trump is at the top of the ticket, Democrats would have a five-point advantage in the generic congressional ballot, leading Republicans 47 to 42 percent. Without Trump, Democrats and Republicans are deadlocked at 44 percent, according to the survey from WPA Intelligence released Wednesday and obtained by National Review. Click for Full Text!
You Use the Roads, Don’t You?
Post Date: 2023-05-19 01:43:02 by Charles_Byrd
It happened again, just last week. I mentioned at lunch that I was a libertarian, and one of my lunch mates snorted and said, What a hypocrite. I bet you drove here today on a public road, didnt you? For some reason, a lot of folks think this is a knock-down argument against classical liberalism, because in their view we all just want to free ride (literally, in this case) by enjoying things paid for by others without contributing any of our own income as taxes. Click for Full Text!
Dr. Rand Paul Discusses the Tiktok Ban and Freedom of Speech with WHAS
Post Date: 2023-05-19 01:41:42 by Charles_Byrd
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America’s Mercenary Wars
Post Date: 2023-05-17 20:34:44 by Charles_Byrd
A very useful and informative site, Michigan War Studies Review, recently stopped publishing book reviews after 18 years. The sites editor, James Holoka, posted several reviews written by yours truly, including this one in 2013 on Jeremy Scahills book, Dirty Wars. The idea that the world is a battlefield grows ever stronger in America. As disastrous as Americas wars with Iraq and Afghanistan proved to be, together with the whole idea of a global war on terror, it will be far worse if America ends up fighting Russia or China in a new cold/hot war. Click for Full Text!
Trump's Disregard for the Rule of Law Is at Least As Bad As Biden's
Post Date: 2023-05-17 20:31:48 by Charles_Byrd
Sometime this month or next, the Supreme Court is expected to tell President Joe Biden that he can't forgive $400 billion in student loan debt without congressional authorization. That plan is one of several ways in which Biden has embraced an expansive view of executive power that elevates his own preferences above the law. Unfortunately, that is a bipartisan tendency, as Donald Trump, the leading contender to oppose Biden in the 2024 presidential election, recently reminded us. During his town hall on CNN last week, the former president showed a disregard for the rule of law and separation of powers at least as troubling as Biden's. Click for Full Text!
If I Had A Ship
Post Date: 2023-05-17 20:29:32 by Charles_Byrd
Tommy and Dick Smothers sing The Kingston Trio song, If I Had A Ship on the second episode of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. Click for Full Text!
Brickbat: Setbacks at Sea
Post Date: 2023-05-17 20:27:07 by Charles_Byrd
The U.S. Navy had the National Park Service remove two privately owned webcams from Cabrillo National Monument after those cameras captured two Navy ships almost colliding in San Diego Bay. Click for Full Text!
So Why Aren’t We Paying Down the National Debt?
Post Date: 2023-05-17 20:25:04 by Charles_Byrd
If you believe the media hype, a storm awaits America. The US government will have to fight off neo-Nazi religious fanatics, massive climate change, financial armageddon, mass species extinction, alien invasion, dollar dominance collapse, Russia and/or China, near-earth celestial objects, new pandemics, systemic racism, and evil billionaires, likely all at the same time. While more than one of those threats are overblown and/or unlikely, nobody knows what the future will bring other than that something bad will certainly happen at some point. So why arent policymakers eager to pay down the national debt? A small national debt is the best security blanket America has ever had, and ...
CIA Publishes Video Telling Russians to Contact Them
Post Date: 2023-05-17 20:23:38 by Charles_Byrd
On Monday, the CIA published a video on YouTube and Telegram urging Russians to contact the agency in an effort to recruit intelligence assets inside Russia. Text at the end of the short video said: Contact us. Perhaps the people around you dont want to hear the truth. We want to. The video closed with links to contact the CIA via secure servers using Tor, a web browser that encrypts user activity. Click for Full Text!
NY Hotels Boot Homeless Veterans to Shelter Released Migrants
Post Date: 2023-05-17 00:25:11 by Charles_Byrd
Upstate New York hotels began kicking homeless veterans from their properties to make room for migrants being bused to the region from New York City. The homeless veterans, many Vietnam-era veterans, were receiving temporary shelter in the hotels through the efforts of a nonprofit agency. The New York Post reports that nearly two dozen homeless veterans have been booted from the upstate hotels to make room for migrants. One of the hotels told a 24-year-old Afghanistan war veteran their temporary housing was being pulled out from under them and they would have to move somewhere else. Click for Full Text!
The Joys of Gender
Post Date: 2023-05-17 00:23:28 by Charles_Byrd
Our granddaughter, who is not yet four years of age, knows exactly what she wants to do with her life. I want to be a carrot, she announced the other day, so people can put me in their salad. A pink carrot, she added, because pink is for girls. And Im a girl! It turns out she also aspires to become a cupcakethe better to be eaten, I supposebut, again, only if the color is pink. Click for Full Text!
Stop the WHO Power Grab!
Post Date: 2023-05-17 00:20:48 by Charles_Byrd
The World Health Organization (WHO) is preparing amendments to the 2005 International Health Regulations, which provide an overarching legal framework that defines countries rights and obligations in handling public health events and emergencies that have the potential to cross borders. This legally binding international agreement would give the WHO unprecedented power over national-level governments and override national sovereignty. The proposed amendments will also transfer the management of every states public health response during anything the WHO deems a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). If adopted, the amendment(s) would ...
The Best 30-Minute Explanation of Marxism I Have Ever Heard
Post Date: 2023-05-17 00:19:01 by Charles_Byrd
Dr. James Lindsay on Marxism Click for Full Text!
Government Workers Betray Constitutional Oath and Submit to United Nations Agenda
Post Date: 2023-05-16 23:47:03 by Charles_Byrd
The official way to immigrate into the United States is very similar to most countries: File an Immigrant Petition with the Government and upon approval, apply for a visa. You will then have to maintain a productive status for several years if you want to consider citizenship. But there is a new system now in place. Click for Full Text!
Ability to Communicate With Others Is Vital In Every Survival Situation: Grid-Down Communication Methods
Post Date: 2023-05-16 23:45:12 by Charles_Byrd
If you were to ask me what would be the most important things for a survival situation, my first answer would not be a stockpile of food, water, shelter, and other supplies. Although such items may be crucial a reliable method of communication in a grid-down situation is of more importance. Many preppers would not want to agree with me, but the truth be told. What would be the need to for stockpiles of food in a disastrous situation if emergency crews cannot learn of your case? Click for Full Text!
Why the Government Debt Crisis Will Blow up before we Even Get to Default
Post Date: 2023-05-16 23:41:36 by Charles_Byrd
The Feds fight has become much more complex this month. Inflation is fighting back harder all of a sudden, while the US debt ceiling is putting bond markets and banks at considerable extra risk by driving bond yields up even faster than the Fed was doing. This extra thrust is happening just as the Fed was trying to end its rate increases and even as additional banks are poised to collapse from the already-high bond rates. The situation appears to be cascading into a nuclear market meltdown. When I published The Daily Doom two days ago, the headlines in that edition seemed to call the latest inflation report two ways, some highlighting that inflation is down a little, some saying it ...
Deadly Serious DHS List: You Might Be A Domestic Terrorist If…
Post Date: 2023-05-16 23:38:54 by Charles_Byrd
An 18-year veteran in law enforcement warned to beware of Homeland Security training that is being pushed to local law enforcement. You might be a Domestic Terrorist If you believe in civil liberties, or if you actually believe in your Constitutional rights. Sadly, this is NOT a joke. Weve all heard the You might be a Redneck If jokes, but in this series You might be a Domestic Terrorist If you believe in civil liberties, or if you actually believe in your Constitutional rights. Sadly, this is not a joke. You might also be a terrorist if you have ever expressed concerns about Big Brother. Are you a Christian who has ever discussed the anti- Christ, ...
E-Verify Is Deeply Dangerous
Post Date: 2023-05-16 23:36:45 by Charles_Byrd
The E-Verify program is one of those subtle Trojan Horses that government is so good at. It starts with a widely perceived problem that has widespread support: that the country is full of illegal workers. Click for Full Text!
Great Depression 2.0 Is Incoming
Post Date: 2023-05-16 23:35:21 by Charles_Byrd
Peter Schiff appeared on First TVs Im Right with Jesse Kelly to talk about the state of the economy, inflation, and the unfolding financial crisis. Peter warned that were heading straight toward Great Depression 2.0. Jesse opened the show by noting that the CPI fell to 4.9% in April. Thats an improvement, right? Peter responded, I guess its not quite as bad as it was, but its not good. Click for Full Text!
‘Song of the South’ and Disney’s Unconscionable Erasure of James Baskett
Post Date: 2023-05-16 23:31:53 by Charles_Byrd
Recently I procured a copy of the blacklisted Walt Disney classic Song of the South (1946) through eBay, and the movie was everything I remembered and nothing like I was led to expect. What I remembered was being a thoroughly charmed and entertained six-year- old. That happened again at age 57 last week. Due to the absurd uproar over the movie, what I expected was nowhere to be found. Does Song of the South have some racial issues? Sure, but nothing that justifies Disneys Orwellian erasure. Click for Full Text!
You Don’t Have To Choose Between Happiness and Being Informed
Post Date: 2023-05-16 23:28:06 by Charles_Byrd
I write about some dark, dark things in this space, and its common to receive expressions of despair in response to the subjects I focus on. This is perfectly understandable. Not only is our world hurtling toward nuclear armageddon and environmental collapse while surging authoritarianism threatens our ability to even talk about these things with each other, but most people are completely oblivious to it all. Even relatively politically engaged people tend to believe societys biggest problems are things like sexism or drag shows, and they generally support one of the two mainstream political factions who are both driving us toward destruction. Click for Full Text!
Baltimore joins lawsuit against Hyundai, Kia as thefts continue to soar
Post Date: 2023-05-16 23:26:32 by Charles_Byrd
As Kia and Hyundai thefts continue to spike across the nation, Baltimore is joining several other US cities in suing the two car manufactures. The lawsuit alleges both companies failed to equip their vehicles with "industry-standard vehicle immobilization technology," making them easier to steal. Click for Full Text!
Big Gambles Heading Into Gusting Headwinds
Post Date: 2023-05-16 23:24:45 by Charles_Byrd
The economic forces those post war strong tailwinds that have shaped the last 35 years, and which accelerated gilded journeys through the western plentiful era, are no longer blowing in a favourable direction. They were already slowing, but now are reversing. The winds now have shifted 180° in direction they are gusting headwinds. This is a structural shift within a long cycle. There are no quick silver bullet solutions. The Cabaret good-time years are gone. We will have to make do with less; and consequent political volatility is inevitable. Click for Full Text!
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