They wouldn’t exactly make fun of Hilary would they?

We all know the mainstream media are unashamedly left wing and liberal. Gabriel Hays from MRC Newsbusters reports on just how bad the progressive bias actually is. quote.

Quote:Entertainment TV is far worse than news when it comes to progressive bias and hatred for conservative people and views. A cross section of nightly programming on major networks, cable TV or popular streaming services is loaded with anti-conservative, anti-Trump propaganda. January features at least 33 separate entertainment programs that attack conservative values and/or President Donald Trump while promoting a hardcore progressive agenda.End of quote.

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Are Kids really allowed to use weed in Colorado schools?

I have to admit that when I first saw the report in Vice I thought “Are you crazy? Giving weed to kids? This is exactly the kind of thing we’re trying to avoid!” After a closer reading, it turns out that it makes good sense. quote.

Quote:The federal government and human Keebler elf Jeff Sessions may still consider weed a Schedule I drug that’s “only slightly less awful” than heroin, but there’s a huge amount of research to prove otherwise. Medical marijuana has been effective in the treatment of everything from Alzheimer’s to chronic pain to seizures, and it’s even showing promise for people living with HIV.

Colorado has been pushing to destigmatize weed since it legalized recreational marijuana back in 2012, and now, the state has taken another massive step toward embracing cannabis’s medical benefits—by allowing children to take medical marijuana at school.End of quote.

Holy spliff batman! Does that mean kids can smoke weed in school in Colorado? Not so fast, Robin.

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Put down that steak, fatty. You’re killing the planet!

Steak being cut

Kate King at One News reports on the latest attempt to use global warming as a means of social control. quote.

Quote:There is no way to say it politely – New Zealanders are getting fatter.

One in three adults are now considered obese, killing more people than cancer.

And now there is mounting evidence that weight gain is not just bad for our health, but for the planet.End of quote.

Take that, fatties!

Quote:A global report […] said the underlying issues causing obesity are the same ones causing climate change.

[…] As the waistlines expand, so do consumer demands, which lead to an increase in food production, transportation and waste. All of which produce emissions.End of quote.

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Get ready to pay, comrades: No plastic bags for you!

Stuff and nonsense reports on the latest government brainfart. $100K fines for plastic bags. quote.

Quote:[…]The Government announced in August plans to phase out single-use plastic shopping bags, later opting for a ban after feedback that included 9000 submissions.End of quote.

Is that all it takes to get something banned? Yet if you want something unbanned you have to hold a nation wide referendum.

Quote:Ministry for the Environment documents confirm rule-breakers could be fined up to $100,000, depending on the seriousness of the offence.

A spokeswoman said they were “working to get the word out” in time and would work with retailers first. Court action would be a last resort, she said.End of quote.

Translation: Do as we say or else.

It is of interest to note that the fine for reckless use of a firearm is a maximum of $3000. So we have a government that thinks that reckless selling of plastic bags is significantly worse than the reckless use of a firearm! quote.

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Global warming causes hurricanes? Yeah, nah.

Orlin Wagner / AP

Remember climate alarmists saying that more hurricanes were proof that man-made global warming was real? James Delingpole at Breitbart sets the record straight. quote.

Quote:Global warming has not caused an increase in the frequency or intensity of hurricanes, a study published by the Global Warming Policy Foundation has confirmed.

Climate alarmists such Michael Mann, Kerry Emanuel, and Al Gore often claim that hurricanes are among the extreme weather events that have been exacerbated by man’s selfishness, greed, and refusal to amend his carbon-guzzling lifestyle.End of quote.

In other words evil Capitalism and Consumerism. quote.

Quote:But there is “little evidence” that this is so, according to the study’s author Paul Homewood.

Even the alarmist Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) acknowledged in its Fifth Assessment Report in 2013 that there has been little change in long-term hurricane activity:

In summary, [there is] low confidence that any reported long-term (centennial) increases in tropical cyclone activity are robust, after accounting or past changes in observing capabilities. More recent assessments indicate that it is unlikely that annual numbers of tropical storms, hurricanes and major hurricanes counts have increased over the past 100 years in the North Atlantic basin. Evidence, however, is for a virtually certain increase in the frequency and intensity of the strongest tropical cyclones since the 1970s in that region.

Unfortunately, a particularly severe hurricane season in the North Atlantic in 2017 gave the alarmists just the excuse they needed to cry wolf once more. Backed by footage of the devastation caused by that year’s two major landfalling hurricanes — Harvey and Irma — they concocted a plausible theory as to why global warming will increase such extreme weather events: hurricanes feed off warm waters, so the warmer the waters, the more intense the hurricane.End of quote.

Unfortunately for the alarmists, correlation isn’t proof of causation. quote.

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Why Israel exists

Want to know why Israel exists? Here’s why. Quote.

Quote:Nazi murder rates during the height of the Holocaust was almost three times higher than previously thought, and only declined once there was “no one left to kill”, a study suggests.

At the genocidal regime’s peak about 15,000 Jews were being murdered every day in the death camps of German-occupied Poland under Operation Reinhard.

Previous estimates suggested that 6000 people were murdered daily at Auschwitz alone, but exact figures were difficult to verify because the deaths were covered up by the Nazis.

To determine the true picture, Professor Lewi Stone, of the University of Tel Aviv in Israel, studied records of the “special trains” used to transport millions of people to the three camps of Belzec, Sobibor and Treblinka. He found a “three-month phase of hyperintense killing” highlighting the Nazis’ “pure focused goal of obliterating the entire Jewish people of occupied Poland in as short a time as possible”.

[…]”To my surprise, historians have completely avoided quantitative approaches for examining this period. But the graphs show with chilling immediacy the bloodlust of the Nazi programme to obliterate the Jewish people in as short a time as possible,” he said. “The subsequent rapid plunge in the death rate in November and December 1942 simply reflects that there were very few Jewish victims left alive to murder. It highlights the frenzied killing the Nazis planned for the Final Solution to the Jewish Question and their ability and eagerness to carry it out.”End of quote.

Read that again. The murder (and it was murder, not just killing) only stopped because there was no one left to kill.

Quote:[…]The new murder rate would mean the Rwandan genocide, in which 800,000 people were murdered in just 100 days, was not the most intense of the 20th century.
End of quote.

The Telegraph

Let’s not forget that it’s not a numbers game, though. More Russians died under Stalin and even more Chinese died under Mao. The difference with those is they weren’t systematic and intentional. Hitler deliberately set out to murder an entire race.

I don’t care if you think that Israel is an apartheid state. I don’t care if you think Israel treats Palestinians badly. You’d be wrong of course, but you have a right to that opinion. What I do care about is if you think Israel has no right to exist.

Because Israel exists, should ever there be a country or nation where the Holocaust starts again, Jews there know there is a haven, their homeland, that they can go to.

In other words Israel exists so the Holocaust can never happen again.

That is why Israel has the absolute right to exist.


Stuart Nash: Pill testing at Music festivals is a must do.

It’s confirmed. Police Minister Stuart Nash reads Whaleoil. Okay, so maybe not exactly confirmed but he gets it: Pill testing is the pragmatic and realistic thing to do.

Newshub reports: quote.

Quote:Drug-testing at festivals is an admission young people are taking them, but needs to be done, according to Police Minister Stuart Nash.

[…]”We can be all high and mighty and moral about this, and we’ll still have young people ending up in hospital, still taking drugs.”

[…]”It is an admission that young people are buying these drugs off dealers and suppliers that we haven’t caught… and they are taking these drugs at these festivals,” he said.

[…]He said police won’t be able to stop every dealer or drug coming into New Zealand, and young people need to know what they’re taking is safe.End of quote.

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The Frog and the Scorpion

I read this essay years ago from the Ethical Spectacle and it’s one of the few articles on the internet I find myself always coming back to. I’ve posted it here in its entirety. quote.

Quote:The story of the frog and the scorpion has been cited everywhere from discussions of mid-east terrorism to the movie The Crying Game. In the story, a scorpion and a frog meet on the bank of a stream and the scorpion asks the frog to carry him across on its back. The frog asks, “How do I know you won’t sting me?” The scorpion says, “Because if I do, I will die too.” The frog is satisfied, and they set out, but in midstream, the scorpion stings the frog. The frog feels the onset of paralysis and starts to sink, knowing they both will drown, but has just enough time to gasp “Why?” Replies the scorpion: “Its my nature…”

Please note that the story does not portray a prisoner’s dilemma. The frog has absolutely nothing to gain by carrying the scorpion across, and is therefore a foolish altruist, proving the truth of the adage, “No good deed goes unpunished.” But it is not hard to turn the story into a prisoner’s dilemma, as follows.

The frog desires to cross the stream but is afraid of a stork on the other side. The scorpion has no means to cross the stream but is capable of scaring the stork. If the frog carries the scorpion across, the scorpion will reciprocate by frightening away the stork; the scorpion will have crossed the stream and the frog will be safe. The apparent sucker’s payoff for the frog is that the scorpion will slip away without scaring the stork once the frog has gone to all the trouble of carrying him across. There is no apparent sucker’s payoff for the scorpion–the frog’s major opportunity for defection is not to carry the scorpion, but, since the scorpion will not yet have had the opportunity to extend its cooperation it will not have lost anything (the moves are not simultaneous). Perhaps the frog’s defection may consist of eating the scorpion, once it has scared off the stork.

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A newspaper sinks to a new low: Trump is Hitler

A newspaper sinks to a new low and regurgitates fake news implying Trump is Hitler and comparing Trump to the Nazis. quote.

Quote:A comedian and ex-Celebrity Apprentice staffer who claims to have worked with Donald Trump for six years has made shocking new accusations against the US President.

Noel Casler allegedly worked in talent logistics on the set of Celebrity Apprentice while Trump was host, and also worked on his Miss Teen Universe pageants.

In a stand-up show this month, Casler accused Trump of recreational drug use and said he acted inappropriately towards teenage beauty pageant contestants.

“I worked on a bunch of those beauty pageants he had in the ’90s, too. That was a good idea, Miss Teen Universe? Yeah, that’s like giving Jeffrey Dahmer a cooking show,” he said.

“He would line up the girls on the side of the stage, and he would inspect them. Literally, he would stick his little freaking doll fingers in their mouth and look at their teeth.”

“I’m not kidding, this is true, he would line them up like they were pieces of meat. He’d be like, ‘You, you, and you, if you want to win I’m in the penthouse suite, come and see me.'”

Casler said he had signed a 24-page nondisclosure agreement but that he felt compelled to break it.

[…]He also called the President a “speed freak” and said he took the attention deficit hyperactivity disorder drug Adderall to help him read cue cards while filming Celebrity Apprentice.

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Another needless death. Let’s not let it happen here.

Music festival season is around the corner and, over the ditch, there’s already been at least one death thanks to draconian drug laws. Like a stopped clock that’s right twice a day, the far-Left Guardian newspaper reports. quote.

Quote:A 19-year-old man is dead and three others are critically ill after suspected drug overdoses at a dance party in Sydney.

Police said they had been attending the “Knockout Games of Destiny” dance party at Sydney Olympic Park on Saturday night[…]End of quote.

Let’s be clear here. The only thing this young man did wrong was he did not have the wisdom to distrust whoever sold him the drugs that killed him. He simply took a substance that was not what he was told it was, or it was much more potent than he thought. quote.

Quote:More than 18,000 people attended the party. Police officers at the event issued 69 banning notices and conducted more than 200 searches, with 62 people found in possession of drugs[…]

The south west metropolitan region commander, assistant commissioner Peter Thurtell, said police would not let up on trying to stop drug use at dance parties[…]

Earlier this year, two people died after overdosing at Sydney music festival Defqon.1, prompting the creation of an expert panel to advise the New South Wales government on drug-related deaths at festivals.End of quote.

Just as a side note, the panel was instructed not to entertain any consideration of recommendations for drug testing. As in, not even to listen to them. quote.

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