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#181 Posted : Monday, April 5, 2021 10:41:55 PM
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All the hubbub from Republicans about raising the minimum wage is bunkum according to these CEO's!

McDonald's, Other CEOs Tell Investors $15 Minimum Wage Won't Hurt Business

BY JULIA ROCK AND ANDREW PEREZ

Big restaurant chains are telling investors that a national minimum wage hike wouldn't be a big deal—even as their corporate lobbying groups in Washington fight plans for a $15 minimum wage.

"We share your view that a national discussion on wage issues for working Americans is needed—but the Raise the Wage Act is the wrong bill at the wrong time for our nation's restaurants," the National Restaurant Association wrote in a letter to congressional leaders in February. "The restaurant industry and our workforce will suffer from a fast-tracked wage increase and elimination of the tip credit."

The following day, a top executive at Denny's, one of the association's members, told investors that gradual increases in the minimum wage haven't been a problem for the company at all. In fact, California's law raising the minimum wage to $15 by 2023 has actually been good for the diner chain's business, according to Denny's chief financial officer, Robert Verostek.

"As they've increased their minimum wage kind of in a tempered pace over that time frame, if you look at that time frame from us, California has outperformed the system," Verostek said on an earnings call. "Over that time frame, they had six consecutive years of positive guest traffic—not just positive sales, but positive guest traffic—as the minimum wage was going up."

Denny's is one of several publicly-traded restaurant chains whose executives have told investors in recent months that Democrats' proposed minimum wage hike is not a real threat to their business and may even be a net positive, according to a Daily Poster review of corporate earnings calls. All of the companies have historically belonged to the restaurant association, which has led the fight against the Raise the Wage Act, legislation from Democrats that would gradually increase the minimum wage to $15 by 2025.
The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
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#182 Posted : Tuesday, April 27, 2021 11:53:33 PM
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Fox News host admits his show misled viewers about Biden's nonexistent war on red meat

Meaghan Ellis, AlterNet

A Fox News host admitted that his broadcast included inaccurate reporting about President Joe Biden's nonexistent plan to sharply reduce the amount of red meat Americans can consume.

On Monday, April 26, John Roberts the host of "America Reports" conceded that his Friday reporting was inaccurate after a number of media outlets released their own fact-checking reports. At the time, Roberts reported details about a study that has no connection to any of Biden's real policies. That study warned that people should be prepared to "say goodbye to your burgers if you want to sign up to the Biden climate agenda."
As Roberts reported on the study, Fox News featured an image that claimed "'Biden's climate requirements' are to 'cut 90% of red meat from diet, max 4 lbs per year, one burger per month,'" CNN reported.

However, on Monday, Roberts admitted, "That is not the case."



The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
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#183 Posted : Saturday, May 1, 2021 2:31:09 AM
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Newsmax Apologizes For Alleging Dominion Worker Manipulated Voting Machines

The conservative news network said there is no evidence that Dominion Voting Services employee Dr. Eric Coomer manipulated machines against Donald Trump.

David Bauder ~ AP

Newsmax apologized on Friday for airing false allegations that an employee for Dominion Voting Systems manipulated machines or tallies on Election Day to the detriment of former President Donald Trump.

Eric Coomer, security director at the Colorado-based firm, in turn dropped Newsmax from a defamation lawsuit.

The conservative news network, in a statement published on its website and to be read on TV, said that while it aired the accusations against Coomer made by Trump’s lawyers and supporters, it found no evidence that they were true.

Newsmax, which ran Dominion’s denials of the accusations when they were made, also said it had found no evidence that Coomer had spoken to “Antifa” or any partisan organization.

“We would like to apologize for any harm that our reporting of the allegations against Dr. Coomer may have caused to Dr. Coomer and his family,” the network said. He said in his lawsuit that he had gone into hiding because of death threats.

Coomer’s lawsuit also targets the Trump campaign, lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell, columnist Michelle Malkin, the website Gateway Pundit, Colorado activist Joseph Oltmann and One America News Network. Those claims are continuing, a spokeswoman said.

Neither Newsmax nor a Coomer spokeswoman would comment on whether Coomer was paid anything to drop the company from his lawsuit.

Newsmax also told its audience, many of them Trump supporters that “many of the states whose results were contested by the Trump campaign after the November 2020 election have conducted extensive recounts and audits, and each of these states certified the results as legal and final.
The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
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#184 Posted : Sunday, May 9, 2021 12:58:40 PM
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Strategist: GOP Civil War is over & Conservatives have lost. Two parties left, traitors & patriots

Cornell first pointed out that a party with 25% of the population and declining is not a party that can win in a democracy. He said if you are basing what you do on lies you are not a party of big ideas.

But then he said something very prescient.

"There is a bigger thing afoot here," Belcher said. "I don't often disagree with President Biden. But President Biden said there is a mini civil war in the Republican Party. Chuck, the civil war is over. And the Conservatives have lost. They have lost to tribalists who want to promote a big lie."

Belcher then pointed out that what the Republicans are promoting is intended to undermining Democracy. He then reminded us of an applicable statement by Ulysses Grant.

"There is something bigger at stake here than just partisanship," Belcher continued. "With all this talk about civil war, I think that Ulysses S. Grant at the start of the civil way said 'There are but two parties now, traitors and patriots.' I am afraid Chuck that we are increasingly coming back to that time."


And if we do not understand fundamentally what is occurring in America, we will lose it all.
The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
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#185 Posted : Monday, May 24, 2021 12:29:39 PM
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TED CRUZ CLAIMS THAT DEMOCRATS ALWAYS DEFEND ‘LEFT-WING DICTATOR’ PUTIN

Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is resorting to laughably accusing Democrats of being defenders of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin in response to criticism of his disparaging remarks about the United States military earlier this week.

In a tweet, Cruz claimed that the Russian military is superior to our own because it’s not “woke” and is composed of just white men, comparing recruitment ads from both nations.

He would go on to claim that Democrats are trying to turn our military into a bunch of “pansies” in defense of his tweet, drawing a rebuke from Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.), who, unlike Cruz, actually served in the military.

Cruz literally promoted and praised the Russian military over our own, not a good look for a senator. Now he’s trying to convince everyone that he’s not a Russian puppet by insisting that Vladimir Putin is a communist dictator supported by Democrats. Seriously.

Of course, that’s b***s***. Putin is a right-wing nationalist and Republicans have been praising him for years, even yearning for the United States to be more like Russia. And let’s not forget that disgraced former President Donald Trump was Putin’s loyal puppet. In fact, Trump more than cozied up to actual communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un and other brutal dictators.



The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
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#186 Posted : Thursday, May 27, 2021 7:05:53 PM
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Wouldn't you know, Hitler said the same thing!

Trump and Giuliani ask judge to dismiss lawsuit claiming they sparked Capitol riot -- say they were just exercising free speech

This Thursday, former President Donald Trump and his one-time lawyer Rudy Giuliani asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit accusing them of sparking the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, NBC News reports.

The lawsuit, brought by House Democrats, accuses the pair of violating the federal Ku Klux Klan Act on Jan. 6 by riling up a mob to prevent Congress from certifying the results of the 2020 election. As NBC News points out, separate attempts to have the lawsuit dismissed argued that Trump and Giuliani were simply exercising their right to free speech.

While Trump on Jan. 6 called on his followers to march to the Capitol and told the crowd, "If you don't fight like hell you're not going to have a country anymore," his lawyer Jesse Binnall said that he also told the audience to "peacefully and patriotically make [their voices] heard."

Giuliani during the rally called for "trial by combat," but his lawyer argued that "no reasonable reader or listener would have perceived Giuliani's speech as an instruction to march to the Capitol, violently breach the perimeter and enter the Capitol building, and then violently terrorize Congress into not engaging in the Electoral Certification."


The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
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#187 Posted : Thursday, June 10, 2021 11:38:11 PM
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The world confidence in the POTUS doing the right thing is night and day!

The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
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#188 Posted : Saturday, June 26, 2021 7:42:36 PM
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Call me radical, but I do not believe a minority of Senators should be able to block voting rights for millions of people.

But I guess I’m just from that far-left school of thought that legislation should pass when a majority of legislators vote for it


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez@AOC ~ Jun 22
The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
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#189 Posted : Monday, July 26, 2021 10:57:36 PM
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Rafael Cruz shoots himself in the foot...

Ted Cruz flattened for whining the 1/6 committee isn't bipartisan after voting against a bipartisan commission

Texas Republican Ted Cruz couldn't help himself. On Sunday, the senator lashed out at Democrats without even a hint of irony. According to Cruz, the Jan. 6 committee isn't to his liking because it involves Republicans who supported impeaching Donald Trump for inciting a riot that led to an attempted coup at the U.S. Capitol.

Cruz had an opportunity to vote for a bipartisan commission where Republicans could appoint whoever they wanted and as many Republicans as they wanted. He voted against it progressing, leading Pelosi no other choice but to appoint Republicans who aren't to Donald Trump's liking.

Republicans intend to spend the majority of their time trashing the bipartisan committee because a former president, with no power, commands it for his own defense.
The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
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#190 Posted : Wednesday, August 11, 2021 3:38:28 PM
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This week in 1912, a newspaper printed a spot-on warning about our warming world. We're living in the future it predicted.

On August 14, 1912, a newspaper called the Rodney and Otamatea Times, Waitemata and Kaipara Gazette printed a prescient paragraph in its "science notes and news" section.

The brief note warned that the Earth's atmosphere was changing because of the way the world's economies were ramping up production of fossil fuels.

It reads:

"The furnaces of the world are now burning about 2,000,000,000 tons of coal a year. When this is burned, uniting with oxygen, it adds about 7,000,000,000 tons of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere yearly. This tends to make the air a more effective blanket for the earth and to raise its temperature. The effect may be considerable in a few centuries."

It's a stunningly succinct explanation for how people have contributed to the warming of the Earth's atmosphere.

The Kiwis weren't the first to ink the dire notice — the same text had been published a month earlier, on July 17, 1912, in Australia's Braidwood Dispatch. Before that, a March 1912 issue of Popular Mechanics was likely the very first printing of the words.

But the idea had already been bouncing around in the collective conscience of coal-burners worldwide for decades. In fact, the New York Times traces the scientific discussion of coal's effect on our atmosphere all the way back to the 1850s.

Today, we haven't changed our ways that much.

In 2016, the world consumed more than 5.3 billion metric tons of coal.
The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
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#191 Posted : Monday, August 16, 2021 11:11:08 PM
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It's time to start denying anti-vaxxers access to major medical treatments: MSNBC doctor

Speaking to MSNBC on Monday, Dr. Vin Gupta argued why anti-vaccine activists should be denied major medical treatments.

As he explained it, if someone is waiting on the liver transplant list and has a drink of wine in six months, they don't get a liver -- and he wants to apply that same sentiment to other major treatments.

"You should be fully vaccinated if you get ECMO, dialysis, we can go into greater detail, but we need to have that paradigm," he told Joy Reid. "Elective procedures across the country, here in the pacific northwest are being delayed again, and people are tired of that. Also what we're noticing is the rise of other health threats are real and emerging in a big way. Respiratory virus, a big virus that can affect kids, usually December to February is causing children's hospitals to fill up with RSV patients. This is a critical time for us to rethink, how do we think about care rationing."

It's a similar sentiment some have argued in the past several months in opinion columns and letters to the editor. The thought is that if anti-vaxxers refuse to get the vaccine and they end up dying due to astronomical medical bills, that money doesn't disappear, it's passed onto other insured people with high premiums and higher hospital costs.

"Hospitalizations for COVID are almost entirely confined to those who are not vaccinated, often at the cost of tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars," wrote Jonathan Meer. "Who should bear those costs? Under our system of risk-sharing, it's all of us, whether through government programs like Medicare and Medicaid or through private insurers. When someone who refuses to get the vaccine gets seriously ill, their bills currently are paid by taxpayers or others in their insurance group."

Edward-Isaac Dovere similarly wrote in The Atlantic that the refusal of vaccines will ultimately be paid by all of us -- not merely in the way it could impact the virus among the vaccinated, but for those of us paying financially for the mistakes of the unvaccinated.

"Imagine it's 2026. A man shows up in an emergency room, wheezing," wrote Dovere. "He's got pneumonia, and it's hitting him hard. He tells one of the doctors that he had COVID-19 a few years earlier, in late 2021. He had refused to get vaccinated, and ended up contracting the coronavirus months after most people got their shots. Why did he refuse? Something about politics, or pushing back on government control, or a post he saw on Facebook. He doesn't really remember. His lungs do, though: By the end of the day, he's on a ventilator. You'll pay for that man's decisions. So will I. We all will—in insurance premiums, if he has a plan with your provider, or in tax dollars, if the emergency room he goes to is in a public hospital."

Another idea is to increase the health insurance premiums on unvaccinated people to offset their behavior, like those who participate in activities that they deem risky like such as scuba diving and rock climbing.

"The Affordable Care Act allows insurers to charge smokers up to 50 percent more than what nonsmokers pay for some health plans," wrote the Kaiser Health News. "Four-fifths of states follow that protocol, though most employer-based plans do not do so. In 49 states, people caught driving without auto insurance face fines, confiscation of their car, loss of their license and even jail. And reckless drivers pay more for insurance."
The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
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#192 Posted : Wednesday, August 25, 2021 4:12:15 PM
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Fact check: Republican House leader Kevin McCarthy makes at least 5 false claims in 7-minute Fox News interview

McCarthy uttered inaccurate statements to host Maria Bartiromo about a wide variety of topics -- oil prices, inflation, prisoners released in Afghanistan, the behavior of Democratic state legislators, and the content of an elections bill supported by congressional Democrats.

Oil prices

Trying to liken President Joe Biden's tenure to the 1970s era of former President Jimmy Carter, which was beset by inflation and oil-related challenges, McCarthy claimed that oil prices are now "the highest that we have seen."

Facts First: McCarthy was wrong. Oil prices under Biden are not even close to the highest we have ever seen. Crude prices peaked in 2008 under Republican President George W. Bush -- more than double their level at the time McCarthy's interview aired Sunday. Crude prices were also higher at various points under Republican President Donald Trump than they were on Sunday.

On the Friday before McCarthy made this claim, the price of benchmark Brent crude fell below $66 a barrel. That is less than half of the all-time high of more than $147 a barrel in 2008. Further, Brent crude was well above $66 a barrel at various points in 2018 and 2019 under Trump, briefly exceeding $84.

Inflation

McCarthy claimed that there is now "inflation at a number we have not seen." He then described the Biden era as "Jimmy Carter on steroids."

Facts First: McCarthy was wrong again. While inflation was at a 13-year high in June and July, at a seasonally adjusted 5.3% on a year-over-year basis, it is not even close to the highest we have ever seen and not even close to the level of the late Carter era. Inflation was more than twice as high in every month of 1980 than it was in June and July of this year; its 1980 peak was 14.6%.

You don't have to go as far back as the Carter presidency to find inflation as high as that of June and July of this year. Inflation hit a slightly higher level, 5.5%, in July 2008, under Bush.

Afghan prisoners

Speaking about congressional Democrats, McCarthy asked, "Why aren't they protecting the border from those 5,000 prisoners who have just left Afghanistan and -- have the hope of coming across our borders?"

Facts First: There is no basis for McCarthy's claim that 5,000 former prisoners have "just left Afghanistan" with the hope of coming to the US. And McCarthy neglected to mention that it was President Donald Trump's own 2020 deal with the Taliban -- a deal McCarthy had positive words about at the time -- in which the US agreed to let up to 5,000 Afghan prisoners go free.

Democratic state legislators

After Bartiromo pressed McCarthy about making sure future elections are free and fair, and mentioned states that are changing their voting laws, McCarthy said, "We have watched state after state where Democrats have left the state. That is where the real difficulty lies. But now we have got them back into Texas."

Facts First: It's not true that Democrats have left "state after state" to prevent Republicans from passing changes to voting laws. Texas is the only state whose Democratic legislators left the state under Biden or Trump to deny Republicans the minimum attendance needed to pass elections legislation.

Democrats and voter ID laws

McCarthy said Democrats' new elections bill "would ban ID voting." (McCarthy was more explicit on Twitter on Tuesday, tweeting that the Democratic agenda is to "ban voter ID in every state."wink

Facts First: It's not true that Democrats' elections bill would ban voter ID. Specifically, the Democratic bill would not prohibit states from having voter identification laws and would not prohibit states from checking the IDs of in-person voters. Rather, it would require states to give voters an alternative to showing the ID the states normally demand -- specifically, to allow voters who do not show that ID to instead submit signed statements under penalty of perjury attesting to their identity and eligibility to vote.


The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
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#193 Posted : Friday, October 15, 2021 7:54:07 PM
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Remember when Republicans said they were the party of family values?

America 2021: President Biden is greeting little kids at a Hartford day care center playground.

Trump supporters across the street are loudly chanting “fuck Joe Biden” and “traitor.”



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#194 Posted : Monday, October 25, 2021 5:54:59 PM
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.Marjorie Taylor Greene continues AOC obsession with new conspiracy theory: You ‘participated in civil war’.


U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), the most prominent lawmaker named in the bombshell Rolling Stone article, unleashed a wild a conspiracy theory-fueled attack against Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Monday.

Her tweetstorm, 12 posts long (although she did label one #6 twice) included the demand, usually made by right wing Twitter trolls, to "debate me," along with false claims AOC is "tear[ing] our country apart because you are a communist," and "participated in [a] civil war."

Greene started by retweeting Rep. Ocasio-Cortez's tweet calling for any "member of Congress who helped plot a terrorist attack on our nation's capitol" to be "expelled."

She claims AOC and other Democratic lawmakers engaged in a "civil war that was waged in the streets of America during the communist revolution of 2020," which is a flat-out lie.

Greene also falsely calls U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) a "terrorist sympathizer," and claims the BLM protests caused over $1 trillion in damage, which is wildly false.
The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
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#195 Posted : Tuesday, November 2, 2021 7:04:14 PM
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.Manchin, progressives aren’t holding infrastructure bill hostage. It’s you holding America hostage..

Joe Manchin is full of it. It is clear based on the reasons he provided for not currently supporting the Build Back Better bill that he is but a corporate shill.

Manchin claims Progressives are holding the bipartisan infrastructure bill that is not really paid for hostage. Manchin claims he is not currently supporting the Build Back Better bill because it is inflationary and it will provide more social programs when we cannot afford the ones we currently have.

Manchin fails to note that economists said the Build Back Better will lower inflation. The bill is paid for with tax increases on the rich and corporations. He fails to note that if we billed income appropriately there would be no social services funding issues.

Manchin's state desperately needs public investments. They need both physical infrastructure and more social services. Sadly, his allegiance is to the corporatocracy.

48 Senators support the bill. Two are not yet on board. Who is hold what hostage?

The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
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#196 Posted : Friday, November 12, 2021 8:42:51 PM
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.Stephen Bannon indicted by federal grand jury – arrest warrant issued.

Former Trump White House senior advisor and Trump campaign manager Steve Bannon has been indicted by a federal grand jury, and a warrant for his arrest has been issued. Three weeks ago the House of Representatives in a bipartisan vote referred Bannon to the DOJ, citing criminal contempt of Congress.

Prosecutors presented an indictment and arrest warrant to a federal magistrate on Friday afternoon, according to CNN reporters in the magistrate courtroom," CNN's Kaitlan Collins reports.

The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
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#197 Posted : Saturday, December 18, 2021 7:41:32 PM
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.Florida investigators turn up more evidence of possible voter fraud after bust at The Villages.

On the heels of a report that investigators found evidence that three voters living at Florida retirement community The Villages allegedly committed voter fraud in the 2020 election, the Sun-Sentinel is now reporting that may just be the tip of the iceberg as more residents may have voted multiple times.

According to the new report, the election investigators in Lake County has have turned up six possible cases that have been referred to "state prosecutors for further investigation, and Osceola County flagged seven problematic votes."

On Tuesday, Click Orlando reported that three people who either live at The Villages or close by were arrested for fraudulently casting multiple ballots in 2020.

In a statement, Wesley Wilcox, president of the Florida Supervisors of Elections’ association served notice by stating, "You commit fraud in the state of Florida, and we will do everything possible to catch and charge you. One of the benefits of charging these people is it’s a deterrent. It may take me a year to catch you, but I will catch you.”


The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
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#198 Posted : Sunday, January 2, 2022 12:45:17 AM
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"Canceling the votes of others at the point of a gun is the antithesis of what this country stands for"

~ Judge Amy Berman Jackson ~
The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
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#199 Posted : Thursday, January 6, 2022 9:11:44 PM
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.Biden Slams Trump, Rioters in 1/6 Speech: 'You Can't Love Your Country Only When You Win'.

While delivering remarks on the one-year anniversary of the U.S. Capitol riot Thursday, President Joe Biden repeatedly went after Donald Trump for his role in the attack.

"Here's the truth: a former president of the United States of America has created and spread a web of lies about the 2020 election," Biden said while standing in Statuary Hall at the Capitol. "He's done so because he values power over principle, because he sees his own interest as more important than his country's interest, than America's interest, because his bruised ego matters more to him than our democracy or our Constitution. He can't accept he lost."

Biden specifically took aim at the former president and his supporters who referred to those gathered at the Capitol a year ago to disrupt the congressional certification of the election results as "patriots."

"Is that what you thought?" Biden asked. "You looked at the mob ransacking the Capitol, destroying property, literally defecating in the hallways, rifling through the desks of senators and representatives, hunting down members of Congress—patriots? Not in my view."

Biden said he believed the "true patriots" were the voters who peacefully cast their ballot, the election workers, and the law enforcement officers who worked to protect the Capitol.

"You can't love your country only when you win," said the president. "You can't obey the law only when it's convenient. You can't be patriotic when you embrace and enabled lies."
The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
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#200 Posted : Friday, January 14, 2022 12:39:17 AM
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I wonder if Greene has ever gone to a doctor? It wasn't all that long ago that doctors would bleed their patients to cure disease!


.Marjorie Taylor Greene: 'Scientists have been wrong over and over and over since the beginning of time'.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) asserted on Thursday that scientists have been wrong "since the beginning of time."Greene went on to refer to Hotez as "Mr. Bowtie, who calls himself a scientist."

"He thinks he's the authority of truth," she complained. "Here's the situation, scientists have been wrong over and over and over since the beginning of time. So just because he's a scientist doesn't mean he's right."



The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
Sydney J. Harris
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