Without coronavirus, Trump would have undoubtedly secured another term and potentially dismantled an already flawed US democracy for a generation or more. This should have been a landslide, and now the world will pay the cost for the self-inflicted wounds of the Democratic establishment. Trump may be defeated; Trumpism lives on.
In the 1960s, the Democratic president Lyndon B Johnson launched a series of “great society” programmes to tackle poverty. Yet while the tax burden of the average American family nearly doubled between the mid-1950s and 1980, taxes on corporate America have been successively slashed. Here was a resentment to be tapped into: that hard-working Americans, rather than the boss class, were subsidising those demonised as the “undeserving” poor.
Obama’s presidential campaign appeared to offer a break with the failures of successive Republican and Democratic administrations. But while he rescued the banks and let financial executives off the hook for their role in the 2008 crash, wages for millions of Americans stagnated or declined. While the slice of national income belonging to middle Americans fell from 62% to 43% between 1970 and 2018, the number of billionaires has surged: from 66 in 1990 with a combined wealth of $240bn, to 614 today, with a total fortune of nearly $3tn.
Good coverage of the history of anti-inequality programs in producing not just inequality but poverty. Trump says: get off the train, and stop focusing on poverty and civil rights, so that we can focus on success and growth.
It’s not clear if the group was created by admins with this agenda or someone hacked into the group to create it. The group was only created on Thursday and renamed by Friday.
Better idea: hide all of our activities under the name Gay Communists for Socialism (GCS) instead of admitting what we are. Be devious like the Leftist, chaotic like the channer, and inscrutable like the defense lawyer.
“I am hesitant to say this — Tesla’s business, if you want to use the analogy, is like that of a kitchen and a chef,” Toyoda said.
“They have not created a real business in the real world yet. They are trying to trade recipes. The chef is saying ‘Our recipe is going to become the standard of the world in the future!’ At Toyota, we have a real kitchen and a real chef too, and are creating the dishes already. There are customers, who are very picky about what they like to eat, sitting in front of us, and eating our dishes already.”
He is right: the internet (where symbol is reality) creates massive hype around untested and often mediocre products, like all of Big Tech. There is a reason conservatives trust time; it tests everything thoroughly, instead of being based in human opinion given without particular skin in the game.
“The quartet was not arranged. They played it very spontaneously, there were not many people in the hall. They played a quartet by Joseph Haydn, one of the greatest composers of our country.”
Let us revisit the importance of culture, specifically high culture (designed for 125 IQ points and up). It projects stability, balance, structure, harmony, endurance, eternity, resilience, and variety. It encourages our brains to develop. Can pop culture say the same?
Only 51% of respondents said they believed that Facebook was having a positive impact on the world, down 23 percentage points from the company’s last survey in May and down 5.5 percentage points from the same period last year. In response to a question about the company’s leadership, only 56% of employees had a favorable response, compared to 76% in May and more than 60% last year.
More mass defection. People no longer believe in the lifestyle — ideology, consumerism, the System, and values — that we previously lived, even those who are “succeeding” in the System by working at its biggest corporate arms.
They found that in 2019, on average, children and teenagers in north-western and central Europe (eg those in the Netherlands and Montenegro) were the tallest in the world.
Meanwhile, the 19-year-olds who were on average the shortest lived in South and South-East Asia, Latin America and East Africa.
While researchers acknowledge that genetics play an important part in individual children’s height and weight, they say when it comes to the health of entire populations, nutrition and the environment are key.
Typical Leftist modus operandi: notice factual differences, then draw broad inference that contradicts all of known history. Genetics are different, Leftists. This is why some are born to be kings, some peasants, and some angsty shopkeepers who want to seize power and sell the world disposable junk for high profits subsidized by wealth transfer taxes.
Trump reminded reporters — who remained in the White House briefing room — that he had been leading in several states by wide margins on Election Day, and that his lead had been “whittled” down as mailed-in ballots had been counted in cities. He predicted that there would be “a lot of litigation” before the final result was known, because of large-scale vote-by-mail.
MSNBC cut away — followed by the three “alphabet” networks.
This tells us everything that we need to know. The people in power, who got there by promising altruism, have failed and are trying to keep narrative control. Trump says, in essence, let us stop pursuing the mirage of ideology, and instead focus on realistic policy. This means no jobs for all these parasites, both in government and private industry like media and academia, so they have joined hands to try
Kelly Reagan Brunner, a social worker at the Mexia State Supported Living Center, has been charged with 134 counts in an election fraud investigation involving the registration of 67 of the facility’s residents, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced in a press release late Friday afternoon.
Democrats have traditionally relied on the vote of the incompetent — non compos mentis, homeless/alcoholic, dead, criminal, retarded, nonexistent — to win elections. Looks like they sent out their operatives in droves to fill out ballots for the elderly dementia patients.
You never get a 98% or 99% turnout in an honest election. You just don’t.
Why would one particular area, or one individual polling station, have a 90% turnout, while most other areas register less than 70%?
Keep an eye on the number of votes excluded as invalid. Even in countries with low literacy rates this isn’t normally above 5%.
And if there are more papers in the boxes than were issued by the polling staff, it is highly likely that someone has been doing some “stuffing”.
From 2016, but applies to banana republic Democrat politics in America as much as in Africa.
U.S.-based Whole Foods Market had said poppies weren’t allowed under its recently updated uniform policy, which affects employees at its 14 locations across Canada — but the company wouldn’t say why initially.
An employee of the Whole Foods in Ottawa told CBC News she was told by a supervisor that wearing the poppy would be seen as “supporting a cause.”
More disguised culture war. Business would like to erase traditions if it can.
Taiwan’s birthrate is among the lowest in Asia, and is due to delayed marriages, analysts say.
People are busy with the System — education, careers, taxes — and do not have enough time for real life.
Bannon falsely claimed President Trump had won reelection, despite several key states still being too close to call, and said that he should fire both Fauci and Wray.
He then said he would go further: “I’d put the heads on pikes. Right. I’d put them at the two corners of the White House as a warning to federal bureaucrats. You either get with the program or you are gone.”
Gaslighting level: insane.
This week the Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) said it had uncovered an organised network that was providing Ugandan asylum seekers with documents and training to pretend to be LGBT+ for about 2,500 euros ($3,000).
Everyone is cashing in on the moronic bureaucracy, but bureaucrats still get paid.
Some 73 people, including 41 children, were made homeless when their dwellings were knocked down in the Bedouin settlement of Khirbet Humsa, in the Jordan Valley, the UN said.
The Israeli military said the structures had been built illegally.
But the UN called the Israeli actions a “grave breach” of international law.
The UN is international democracy, which means that the many poor nations outvote the few wealthy ones. Naturally, it supports making the world into one third world race. Israel, having seen the disaster of diversity in the US and EU, is working to get away from this failing program.
Researchers at Rockefeller University in New York found that the immune system not only remembered the virus but improved the quality of protective antibodies after an infection had passed, equipping the body to unleash a swift and potent attack if the virus invaded a second time.
After all the fear and fearmongering, we get some hard data. Turns out that COVID-19 is just a virulent and aggressive flu.
Police in Hong Kong have launched a hotline where residents can report breaches of the national security law imposed by Beijing earlier this year.
The law criminalises secession, subversion and collusion with foreign forces. It has silenced many protesters since it came into force.
Hong Kong residents can send images, audio and video files to the hotline.
Leftists never change their stripes. The same people who executed whole families in France, Russia, and Cambodia are now in charge of China and the Democrats. In America, the Democrats made a career of being Leftist — always popular, since it tells people that they do not have to mature, discipline, self-actualize, or develop — but not too Leftist. They have abandoned that now that they have (1) achieved everything they said they would and (2) results are still bad, with new problems added. They have nowhere left to go but full socialism, which in turn requires full Communism to avoid mass defections as people see how terrible that system really is.
Members of the government’s Sage group pointed this out back in February. “Measures which are too effective,” they said, “merely push all transmission to the period after they are lifted, giving a delay but no substantial reduction in either peak incidence or overall attack rate.” In the meantime, these restrictions prolong the crisis, slow down the process by which the population acquires a measure of natural immunity, and cause immeasurable collateral damage.
The victims of lockdowns are the young, the poor, the badly housed and the precariously employed. They are children living in poverty and insecurity. They are couples falling apart amid the pressures of confinement and the threat of violence. They are people struggling with loneliness and mental illness. There are millions of them. Poverty, depression, loneliness and insecurity all kill. And when they do not kill, they maim. Many will feel the effects for years.
Scientists advise on science, statisticians on numbers. But what weight should be given to this material, when the humane values of our society and the preservation of its economic and social fabric are placed on the other side of the scales? This is not a scientific question. It is a political one. And therein lies the problem. Politicians rarely ask what is in the public interest. They ask what will they be blamed for.
That was the point: induce psychological pain so that people will stop trying to be populist and instead, turn back to the Clinton-Obama years when China and Leftism slowly took over the world. We will find a Chinese hand behind this stolen election and the many hysterical doomsayers raving on about COVID-19.
A New Zealand author’s book has been pulled from an online store after she criticised the foreign affairs minister’s traditional Maori tattoo.
Olivia Pierson had tweeted that facial tattoos on a female diplomat was “ugly and uncivilised”.
Our standards differ from those of other groups. This is only a problem when we try to force diversity on everyone. Without diversity, no problem. Also: less censorship and repression as we try to fake diversity into a working program.
Lawmakers figured the time was right with an electorate that is less Republican and more diverse than in 1996, when California voters banned affirmative action through a ballot measure pushed by then-Gov. Pete Wilson, a Republican.
Today, Latinos make up 39% of the state’s population, followed by white people at nearly 37%. Asian Americans are almost 17%, and African Americans make up less than 7%.
Diversity continues imploding: each group wants to get ahead of the others, and blanket affirmative action benefits all minorities, so the ones who are succeeding want it gone. Black America is starting to see what White racialists said years ago: they will simply replace you with Mexicans.
While talking to a local television news station, Mojtaba Bastan, Acting Head of the Student Basij Organization announced a new campaign, titled ‘Everyone together [says] down with the USA.”
Bastan said that on Tuesday morning at 9 a.m., parents and students should come together to “trample on and set fire” to flags of the US, Israel and France at home, where they can safely play with fire without worrying about catching a deadly virus.
Clown world continues clowning.
The gap between what the U.S. sells and what it buys abroad fell to $63.9 billion in September, a decline of 4.7%, from a $67 billion deficit in August, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday. September exports rose 2.6% to $176.4 billion, pushed higher by the food and beverage category, where shipments worth $12.9 billion were the highest since July of 2012. Soybean exports rose 63% in September.
In other words, the Trump plan continues working, despite what the MSM and “experts” told us.
An update from the NHS Secondary Uses Services (SUS), seen by The Telegraph, shows that capacity is tracking as normal in October with the usual numbers of beds available that would be expected at this time of year, even without extra surge capacity.
An NHS source said: “As you can see, our current position in October is exactly where we have been over the last five years.”
The new data shows that, even in the peak of the Covid outbreak in April, critical care beds were never more than 80 per cent full.
This election drama means more COVID hysteria until the final tally.
Small businesses are revolting against what they say is unfair competition from dominant retailers — especially Amazon — that continue to sell items the shopkeepers can’t.
Funny how human groups work. A few get the power, then centralize everything and squeeze everyone else out so that they can remain in power forever, but this in turn rips out the infrastructure of economy and society, so they end up with a giant mass of lumpenproles ruled by a few increasingly tyrannical merchants. Right now, the West is being taken over by an alliance of Chinese-funded Leftists and Big Tech oligarchs. They want a weak leader so that they can continue to dominate despite the failure of their business models.
In 1961, astronomers knew of no worlds orbiting stars other than the sun—and although planetary formation theories suggested exoplanets should be common, we had no observational evidence that they existed. But over the past decade, it’s become clear that planets are extremely common, outnumbering stars in the Milky Way. On average, nearly every star is home to at least one orbiting world.
But scientists’ real quest was for the fraction of planets like Earth: temperate, rocky, and orbiting sunlike stars.
Early estimates suggested that perhaps 20 percent of sunlike stars hosted a world that met those criteria. We now know that the number is closer to 50 percent, if not more.
If we lift our heads up but for a moment, we see what is there for us to aspire to. Imagine a planet for each ethnic group, and humanity finally strengthening itself to self-actualize and stop fighting over money and equality for a few moments.
An academy official recommended disenrolling the white midshipman for tweeting a flurry of crude messages, including one in which he said Breonna Taylor received “justice” on the day police in Louisville, Kentucky, killed the Black woman during a drug raid.
Deplatforming struck many of us as quite Soviet, but now we see the endgame: anyone who says anything outside of the narrative that day will suddenly have no career. Soon the only voices we will hear will be those enthusiastically supporting our consumerist-communist fusion system, diversity, and equality. We are already half-there with the JournoList-style uniformity of mass media, social media, and government “Deep State” operatives.
Villagers defied a novel coronavirus curfew to help rescue the small whales on Monday, wading into the breaking surf to push them back into the sea at Panadura, south of the capital, Colombo.
“We pushed back all of them last night, about 100 to 120 whales,” navy spokesman Captain Indika de Silva told Reuters.
Good lurks mostly undiscovered in human hearts.
Human illumination of the planet is growing in range and intensity by about 2% a year, creating a problem that can be compared to climate change, according to a team of biologists from the University of Exeter.
Hormone levels, breeding cycles, activity patterns and vulnerability to predators are being affected across a broad range of species, they write in a paper published in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution.
Technology, like any other form of power, can be neither good nor bad; it depends on the person who wields it and their esoteric knowledge of reality.
True magic is neither black, nor white – it’s both because nature is both. Loving and cruel, all at the same time.
The only good or bad is in the heart of the witch. Life keeps a balance on its own.
From a favorite Christmas movie.
“Joe understands that when they passed that tax bill benefiting the top 1 percent and the biggest corporations of America, causing us to deal with a $2 trillion deficit, that wasn’t about working people,” Harris told a crowd in Lehigh Valley, Pa., on Election Day eve.
“And if we get done what we need to get done, Pennsylvania, in the next 24 hours, Joe and I are about to get rid of that tax bill and invest that money in working families, invest that money in infrastructure, building back up our roads and bridges,” she went on.
Leftists, being inherently criminal, understand money only as it is right now, and not how it passes through ane conomic system. Repealing tax cuts says “more free stuff” to their audience. In reality, this simply cripples the economy and raises prices, so the free stuff is never enough. Repeat until the economy crashes and everyone lives in equal misery.
“I was really saying that to slap a woman was not the crudest thing you can do to her,” he told Vanity Fair in 1993. “I said that in my book — it’s much more cruel to psychologically damage somebody … to put them in such distress that they really come to hate themselves. Sometimes there are women who take it to the wire. That’s what they’re looking for, the ultimate confrontation — they want a smack.”
Physical pain is less than psychological torment and worst of all, feeling irrelevant. BDSM fans know that the person receiving pain experiences a discharge of psychological pain that comes from having been ignored by parents, society, and democracy. This just explains that concept for normal people who did not experience child abuse. We can see the same thing in children who agitate until they get slapped; they may have experienced some physical pain, but they were recognized, and limits set, which gives them guidance. This is controversial but is best explained by Nietzsche’s riff on “slaves and masters.”
The study, published in the journal Preventive Medicine, found that spending less than two hours per day of recreational screen time (such as browsing the internet, playing video games, and using social media) was associated with higher levels of life satisfaction and optimism, and lower levels of anxiety and depressive symptoms, especially among girls, the researchers found. Similarly, extracurricular participation was associated with better mental health outcomes.
Extrapolate this to jobs. Fewer distractions, and more focus on mastering things, and we turn out happier no matter what our level in life.