Michigan Rep. John Conyers and his fellow CBC members have plans to re-introduced legislation to set up a commission to consider whether reparations should be paid to black Americans for slavery. Conyers has been proposing the same bill every year for at least two decades. The bill would also consider the prospect of the federal government issuing a formal apology for the “racial and economic” discrimination against African-Americans.This despite the fact that slavery was outlawed over 150 years ago.
This may be a surprise to Mr. Conyers but the American people who work for a living already pay reparations in the form of welfare, EBT cards, housing subsidies, and other handouts paid for by the American taxpayer. So take your bill and shove it up your ass, we owe you nothing.
As a matter of fact, we have paid more into the “War on Poverty” than we have spent on real wars and what do we have to show for it?
Since that time, U.S. taxpayers have spent over $22 trillion on anti-poverty programs (in constant 2012 dollars). Adjusted for inflation, this spending (which does not include Social Security or Medicare) is three times the cost of all military wars in U.S. history since the American Revolution. here…
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by jeffli6 with 1 comment“The truly and deliberately evil men are a very small minority; it is the appeaser who unleashes them on mankind; it is the appeaser’s intellectual abdication that invites them to take over. When a culture’s dominant trend is geared to irrationality, the thugs win over the appeasers. When intellectual leaders fail to foster the best in the mixed, unformed, vacillating character of people at large, the thugs are sure to bring out the worst. When the ablest men turn into cowards, the average men turn into brutes.”
— Ayn Rand
A few thoughts on Milo Yiannopoulos now that he has been dropped by CPAC.
I don’t need a gay Brit speaking on the behalf of conservative America. You can be gay and be a conservative in theory but it’s contrary to what I consider being conservative means.
The dismantling of the nuclear family is what continues to chip away at the fabric of what the country was built on. Easy divorce, (which I have been through), single moms, fatherless kids, 31 flavor genders, feminism, pick your victimhood social justice, and homosexuality, are some of the issues that continue to filter into what people consider normal.
With Milo it seems he’s speaks well and seems to say all the right things but he is also a flaming homosexual, he can’t stop himself from talking about his preferred sexual partners, he can’t stop himself from painted nails, bracelets, and jewelry, he can’t stop himself from being Stephon from the Saturday Night Live parody.
Milo’s antics bother me and I don’t believe he should be celebrated as a voice for conservatives just to prove that the right isn’t homophobic. The left has shown that once a preferred minority is considered normal, there are no boundaries as to what normal is and pretty soon you have perverts in the girls bathrooms.
I’m not afraid of Milo, I’m afraid that America has accepted homosexuality as normal, and that is frightening, but not irrational.by jeffli6 with 9 comments
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It’s that the practical world of productive industry gives one perspective that you cannot get by repeating lecture room jargon to your coevals in the faculty lounge. In the right answer fields, being wrong has consequences. Mistakes leave marks and the best lessons are those that leave scars and as a result, the best men are usually those with the most scars. here….
I’m not trying to act like I’m happy about the problems being caused by all of the precipitation hitting California. Certainly I would hate to see any major damage caused by theses storms and I hope Oroville dam holds up after the fixes.
I am being a sarcastic ass due to all the climate change, global warming, liberal assholes bloviating about an endless man made drought. It’s weather you nut jobs, and if you would have spent money for dams and fixing your infrastructure, you wouldn’t need to worry about to much water or not enough. Well done Jerry.
Last week, I said that up to a foot of rain could be seen in the Lake Oroville watershed due to a series of “supersoaker storms” coming through. Now, the largest of the storms is bearing down. Dr. Ryan Maue of WeatherBell says there’s going to be an unbelievable “10 trillion gallons” in the next 7 days as more storms come through. here…
This is not a surprise, it’s happened before:
Brewer describes a great sheet of brown rippling water extending from the Coast Range to the Sierra Nevada. One-quarter of the state’s estimated 800,000 cattle drowned in the flood, marking the beginning of the end of the cattle-based ranchero society in California. One-third of the state’s property was destroyed, and one home in eight was destroyed completely or carried away by the floodwaters.
The Coming Megafloods, talks about what is responsible for most of the largest historical floods in many western states. The megaflood to strike the American West in recent history occurred during the winter of 1861-62. California bore the brunt of the damage. This disaster turned enormous regions of the state into inland seas for months, and took thousands of human lives. The costs were devastating: one quarter of California’s economy was destroyed, forcing the state into bankruptcy.
Today, the same regions that were submerged in 1861-62 are home to California’s fastest-growing cities. Although this flood is all but forgotten, important lessons from this catastrophe can be learned. Much of the insight can be gleaned from harrowing accounts in diary entries, letters and newspaper articles, as well as the book Up and Down California in 1860-1864, written by William Brewer, who surveyed the new state’s natural resources with state geologist Josiah Whitney.
In 1861, farmers and ranchers were praying for rain after two exceptionally dry decades. In December their prayers were answered with a vengeance, as a series of monstrous Pacific storms slammed—one after another—into the West coast of North America, from Mexico to Canada. The storms produced the most violent flooding residents had ever seen, before or since.
Story over at Scientific Americanby jeffli6 with 1 comment
If you have the time watch all of this clip, if you don’t have the time….make time….and watch all of this clip. That is all.
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The “resistance” is a collection of elites, from actors at award shows to fashion magazines to tech billionaires, decrying a popular revolt against their rule. They are not the resistance. They are dictators in exile. They had their chance to impose their vision on the people. And they lost. here….
Arizona: We need to handle immigration.
Liberals (via Obama): No, we are going to sue you because immigration is a federal issue. States have no say in it.
Trump: Immigration is a federal issue.
Liberals: No, immigration is a state/city issue!
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Unelected intelligence analysts work for the president, not the other way around. Far too many Trump critics appear not to care that these intelligence agents leaked highly sensitive information to the press — mostly because Trump critics are pleased with the result….
[N]o matter what Flynn did, it is simply not the role of the deep state to target a man working in one of the political branches of the government by dishing to reporters about information it has gathered clandestinely…
So what to do about the deep state?
Fire them, ferret them out and fire them, never to work in a government position again. Then cut off political non-profits so these assholes have nowhere to run. Let them give the private sector a shot and see what the rest of us have to deal with. No more generous benefit packages, no more retreats on the taxpayers dime, no golden parachute, just fucking fired…..buh bye.
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