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Efforts to 'flatten the curve' are destroying health care capacity.
RobBlair comments on Apr 1, 2020:
Crazy. Why does the Fed care about state licensing? If states want doctors and nurses, force them to fix their own shortsighted licensing laws.
Indore, India.
RobBlair comments on Apr 1, 2020:
I want to know more.
Many people are debating on whether people are more important than economy or economy is more ...
RobBlair comments on Apr 1, 2020:
When did hospitals and health care become free? Thought exercise - imagine our economy stalled in the 1960s and nothing has been developed since. Now imagine how many more lives would be lost in this current pandemic because we are still using 1960s medical technology. Now in the other direction - in the near future, there will be a major disaster. How many more lives will be lost then because our economy stalled now? The market currently speculates that we have lost 3 years of progress within 1 month of time. Time to rewatch - "In Time" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Time
Dispatch: the China Problem is more than just COVID19 [thedispatch.com]
RobBlair comments on Apr 1, 2020:
Cold War 2 began. We should probably use this opportunity to acknowledge it.
Celebrities DESTROYED For Virtue Signalling During Health Emergency - YouTube
RobBlair comments on Apr 1, 2020:
Let this be a lesson for everyone. If all your friends and other people you talk to, agree with you, this could happen to you.
Youre all fucked up Mr Trump God help America,
RobBlair comments on Apr 1, 2020:
UK - 35 deaths per million US - 12 deaths per million https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries I like the idea of herd immunity (we have to get there at some point or wait for immunization), but the Italy and Spain overload must be avoided. Looking at the log curves it seems that the curve between UK and US match which to me seems to say that the time lag between countries is probably the same. https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html
Coronavirus: India’s fight against pandemic must take into account its class and caste divisions
RobBlair comments on Mar 31, 2020:
India's population will probably absorb the virus in stride. They have a young population. The only hope for the elderly there is to have bunkered down 2 weeks ago.
NRO: Wuhan residents dismiss official government death counts.
RobBlair comments on Mar 30, 2020:
Those poor people and their wretched government.
This is harsh. Is this a common occurrence in the US?
RobBlair comments on Mar 30, 2020:
Consider a Brit with a cough walking into a private health clinic that specifically does not treat emergencies. The Brit will probably not pay for the service and there is an NHS hospital 5 blocks away that is already geared up to treat the cough. The clinic immediately says we can't help you here do you want us to call an ambulance? (Doesn't have quarantine procedures, ventilator, fast testing and pharmacy the hospital does). If you haven't thought of this scenario, consider, you are in a system that doesn't really want you questioning how effective it is. If something like this happens in the UK, who is going to tell you? What good would it do anyhow?
Who else thinks the stock market should shut down?
RobBlair comments on Mar 30, 2020:
The market provides information that informs businesses. When you invest or sell in the market you are communicating where you think the future is regarding that company. 'They' is you if you invest in the market. Even during this time, the market is filled with opportunities (communication systems, software, hospital construction, medical research, etc...) and some companies will require long term corrections (Theaters, sports tickets, airlines, etc...).
As Coronavirus Surges, Crime Declines in Some Cities | The Marshall Project
RobBlair comments on Mar 30, 2020:
"Any drop in crime in New York comes after an increase for most of 2020..." Anybody in New York should be extremely angry about this. People in cities should demand respect from their elected officials.
Planting something?
RobBlair comments on Mar 27, 2020:
My cousin, a Ranger, told his mother he was digging wells in the Phillipines. I always imagined those wells looked like what's shown here.
BabylonBee: Congress passes a ban on non-essential gatherings.
RobBlair comments on Mar 27, 2020:
How will they ever start up again?
BBC News Special 8pm 26.3.20 - National Applause for NHS - YouTube
RobBlair comments on Mar 27, 2020:
In my cynical way (perhaps a bit of my commonwealth heritage?) I'd say the ones who aren't clapping are the loudest. (3 laughing faces here). Yes, as the UK is downgrading the threat, I'd say they've done a good job.
Mother Jones can go to hell for all I care.
RobBlair comments on Mar 26, 2020:
NRA to leftists is what Soros is to the Right
NRO: DOJ, AG Barr file statement of interest in female athletes' lawsuit in Connecticut.
RobBlair comments on Mar 26, 2020:
Can we get rid of section 9? I don't want this argued on the Federal level. Let the bad states do stupid and leave the rest of us alone.
Coronavirus: Louisiana pastor again ignores social distancing, hosts 1,800 worshippers Sunday
RobBlair comments on Mar 26, 2020:
That's a tough one. Getting sick is not the big deal. Using up hospital services and exposing others is. As for understanding the risk of infection, it seems higher than the flu. What do we close down during the flu season? (We do close some retirement homes). The big problem is that we need to establish an acceptable baseline. South Korea seems to be the ideal and Italy is what we want to avoid. As info comes in (countries are bending the curve and the mortality rate is coming into focus as a little higher than the Flu), it looks like these church goers may be vindicated. Of course, I disdain gamblers, but perhaps the stakes were right.
Was the American Revolution a progressive or a conservative movement? What is your interpretation?
RobBlair comments on Mar 26, 2020:
@Naomi - I 2nd @timon_phocas Always look to your questions to provoke my mind into motion. It is a fantastic talent you have! Labels and grouping people is a shortcut for thinking. I'm glad we have progressed on slavery, racial segregation, women's suffrage, etc... Not everything should be conserved.
PA Gov ends confusion, declares gun stores can remain open... [bearingarms.com]
RobBlair comments on Mar 26, 2020:
Wecht, Donahue and Dougherty - it's gonna be hard to remember that when I vote the other justices out. Have you seen a legal defense for the governor's use of authority in closing private businesses?
Dear Canadian folks,
RobBlair comments on Mar 23, 2020:
Forgot the eh, eh.
RealClearDefense: Marine Corps Commandant plans to radically reorganize the Corps.
RobBlair comments on Mar 18, 2020:
Why would a military choose to be defeated in detail?
Emergency declarations and your 2A rights- [bearingarms.
RobBlair comments on Mar 18, 2020:
It is during an emergency when the government needs to be the most disciplined in following the laws that are already established.
The EARN IT Bill Is the Government’s Plan to Scan Every Message Online | Electronic Frontier ...
RobBlair comments on Mar 17, 2020:
Worth reading Barr's actual statement - https://www.justice.gov/opa/speech/attorney-general-william-p-barr-delivers-keynote-address-international-conference-cyber I disagree with his take. The refusal to incriminate ourselves by divulging a passcode or allowing government to scrutinize our data is not a thing. The kingdom of DC has not guarded our rights well and they are not owed any additional powers to further infringe on their masters' rights.
NationalInterest: Are China's artificial islands disintegrating? [nationalinterest.org]
RobBlair comments on Mar 17, 2020:
Didn't our CBs figure out a way to use the coral to pave the runways during WW2? Such a shame the Chinese didn't promote the growth of the coral instead of just filling over it.
Six examples of private businesses effectively responding to Coronavirus concerns- ...
RobBlair comments on Mar 16, 2020:
So grateful to be in this country and not Iran or China.
"Model minority" Asian Americans becoming the "Yellow Peril"
RobBlair comments on Mar 16, 2020:
Explained as only Klavan can - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5XahoSIrxc
What the...! American Shoppers Queuing Around The Block For Guns Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
RobBlair comments on Mar 16, 2020:
"Some in the Asian community in the San Gabriel Valley, south of Los Angeles, fear they may be targeted if there is a disintegration of law and order." - there is some history here that you might be interested in - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Dvwn4aXE8s As for the other knuckleheads who didn't realize that tomorrow is Tuesday - shame on them for waiting.
Touching 🥰 Coronavirus: quarantined Italians sing from balconies to lift spirits - YouTube
RobBlair comments on Mar 13, 2020:
Yup, they canceled choir practice last night. We are going into lock down. Just not the same singing from a porch - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hNfB-unpd0
This is nice. 😊 Scottish Corner Shop Gives Away Free COVID-19 Testing Kits
RobBlair comments on Mar 13, 2020:
They forgot the argyle ribbon.
When the Sahara Was Green
RobBlair comments on Mar 13, 2020:
Makes me think of this from my Architectural History class days - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sphinx_water_erosion_hypothesis
RealClearDefense: A 355 ship Navy looks unrealistic. [realcleardefense.com]
RobBlair comments on Mar 10, 2020:
I'm always cheered to know that Congress is deciding how many ships the Navy needs.
CoffeeOrDie: speaking of strong women. [coffeeordie.com]
RobBlair comments on Mar 10, 2020:
"“Each class I recycled with had a new batch of men and young soldiers, and each and every one of those got to work next to a female who was carrying the same weight, who was doing the same thing that they were,” Jaster said about her time in the course." - I support that standard. How'd she get her Bronze Stars?
Liberal California Governor praises Trump and Pence for response to Coronavirus- ...
RobBlair comments on Mar 10, 2020:
Many democrats have sacrificed reality to promote their anti Trump/normal people agenda. Those who don't are targeted and disposed of (Chris Matthews being one of the recent for noting that Bernie supporting Cuba is insane). The idea that this immature governor would turn against the party's designated direction makes me suspect that there is money on the table.
NRO: Trump tells the AG and Senators he won't extend FISA without significant reforms ...
RobBlair comments on Mar 6, 2020:
Make our "professional" bureaucracy make the case again. I need to be reminded why we should give them the ability to spy on presidential campaigns as well as free citizens. I think conservatives are coming around to firing everyone from the kingdom of DC.
Career Change?
RobBlair comments on Mar 6, 2020:
I also am an expert on all of these things. Especially humility.
The troubling case of Roosevelt Twyne.
RobBlair comments on Mar 6, 2020:
Well thanks Spike. Now my blood is boiling.
I miss my podcast... is Ben sick?
RobBlair comments on Mar 6, 2020:
Baby Girl. He had his show this morning. I think Knowles filled in yesterday.
CoffeeOrDie: LtCol Gade USA (Ret). Candidate for US Senate from Virginia. [coffeeordie.com]
RobBlair comments on Mar 5, 2020:
Wounded Veteran, 15 months without being confirmed - let that sink in.
Amazon will now deliver for free to Palestine – Middle East Monitor
RobBlair comments on Mar 5, 2020:
Two questions are completely left unanswered: 1. If I could save on shipping costs by having my package delivered to a fictitious address that just happens to coincide with my actual address, why wouldn't I? (Hatred has a place here) 2. Why did Amazon have this policy? - “multiple technical, legal and logistical challenges that have prevented us from offering our free shipping promotion to our customers in the Palestinian Territories. We have been working on a solution to some of these challenges and are now providing access to the free delivery promotion to our customers in the West Bank.” So we just ignore what Amazon says? Maybe Israel makes it harder to ship to Palestinians? Maybe there is a fee imposed on shipments to Palestine? Maybe Palestinians are known to steal packages or engage in frivolous returns in a way that Israelis aren't? I support the right of businesses to make economically informed decisions regarding how they do business in different cultures. If a business determines that "free" deliveries are economically beneficial to the company due to a local culture that respects other people's property and doesn't engage in frivolous returns, then have at it. I discourage companies and the forces that impose themselves on companies, from making political decisions that are not directly based on forwarding the company. In this case I promote AirBnB, Expedia, TripAdvisor, Booking Holdings, General Mills, and Motorola for gaining the ire of the UN "Human Rights" Council regarding the UN's blackmail list against these companies.
Issei Sagawa, The Japanese Cannibal Who Plans To Eat Again
RobBlair comments on Mar 4, 2020:
“It’s simply a fetish,” to which I respond - "it's only the death penalty."
"Joe Biden finally admits he was NOT arrested while trying to visit Nelson Mandela - but says he WAS...
RobBlair comments on Feb 28, 2020:
You'd think that eventually one of his wild stories will wind up being true
Seems Legit
RobBlair comments on Feb 28, 2020:
Source is Babylon Bee - https://babylonbee.com/news/bernie-sanders-praises-slave-owners-for-providing-free-housing-for-slaves
Something that I think might be relevant to nearly half the country.
RobBlair comments on Feb 28, 2020:
OK. Who do I blame then?
The candidates wealth to scale [i.imgur.com]
RobBlair comments on Feb 28, 2020:
Where's Trump?
Do you support Project Blitz?
RobBlair comments on Feb 27, 2020:
Are homosexual couples equally compatible as parents as a mother/father parent relationship? Should a man have the option to declare himself a woman so that he can be imprisoned in a female only prison? Should people who, on personal or religious grounds, disagree with the practice of same sex marriages, be forced to affirm the practice on threat of being fired or fined by government agency? So some of these things are obvious and should get support. Some should require more study. And some should be left to more local jurisdictions. The progressive position on these issues is very radical and new. We should tread carefully.
I'm sure everyone who cares about free speech and media bias will come to David Wright's defense any...
RobBlair comments on Feb 27, 2020:
Instead of correcting themselves (again) ABC pretends to be an honest, objective News outlet and treats their customers as idiots. The correct response is to recognize their socialist bias, support their reporter, and defend their editorial rights. Instead they choose to lie and not correct themselves. I guess they don't think they can compete with MSNBC who holds honestly to their left wing bias.
Something doesn't add up [i.imgur.com]
RobBlair comments on Feb 26, 2020:
There is no way to get to 24% when only 3 people are watching. It should be 100% for everyone. I'm impressed they got the right photos for each candidate. https://s.yimg.com/uu/api/res/1.2/P6iAfrxtVvW2N.4j8rO9Qg--~B/aD00MDA7dz02MTg7c209MTthcHBpZD15dGFjaHlvbg--/https://media.zenfs.com/en-US/thewrap.com/8f769dd78719bff8ad3b9bb1dc6009ea
It is so very important for so many reasons, for every single possible race, color, creed, sexual ...
RobBlair comments on Feb 26, 2020:
What's wrong with rye, racist?
Trump Praises Modi's India, Ignoring Anti-Muslim Violence
RobBlair comments on Feb 26, 2020:
An interesting problem. Does FDR meet with "Uncle Joe" (Stalin murderer of 20 million) to attack the Nazis or does he remain pure and reject the company of that swindling murderer? If one has a "one world order" philosophy, then the purity test is valid since everyone, including foreign citizens, must be treated equal. But, in a local MAGA philosophy, where your job is to promote only your country, kissing up to evil people like Putin, Xi, Little Rocket Man and Modi is appropriate when the effort may provide a benefit to negotiations. Modi's perspective is best characterized as pro-hindu. Muslims are not the only religion being attacked in India.
“What’s the first thing Castro did when he came to power in Cuba?
RobBlair comments on Feb 26, 2020:
This guy messed up on the spelling bee - http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-a24F7tHQNuA/VTWLmfjMBqI/AAAAAAAAAhY/Kh6--MLD9QM/s1600/che-guevara-fidel-castro.jpg Che giving a pop quiz to some women (2 have already failed) - https://www.wykop.pl/cdn/c3201142/comment_p4EQF8t6SRAfv1R2TyvO9FOeaqfPpQ5b,w400.jpg Yeah, some things Castro did were bad, but at least he implemented a government system that enslaves the entire population of Cuba. Communism isn't just a system that doesn't work. It is evil.
WashExaminer: Will Intelligence Agencies meddle in the 2020 election. [washingtonexaminer.com]
RobBlair comments on Feb 25, 2020:
I want people fired
Stossel: Socialism Fails Every Time - YouTube
RobBlair comments on Feb 25, 2020:
https://www.amazon.com/Why-Socialism-Works-Harrison-Lievesley/dp/1521531218/ Thorough expose on Socialism
I won't vote
RobBlair comments on Feb 25, 2020:
The political ignorance that can only be afforded by comfortable people. Do not be misled by the fools. First decide that you are a responsible citizen and have a responsibility to vote. Then, educate yourself and vote (for Trump).
4 common myths about capitalism debunked- [fee.org]
RobBlair comments on Feb 24, 2020:
I think the misunderstanding is more about communism and ilk. It is not just a system that doesn't work, it is induced by outward jealousy, it promotes institutional theft and causes the enslavement of its subjects. It is evil.
NRO: Buttigieg is not intersectional enough? [nationalreview.com]
RobBlair comments on Feb 24, 2020:
When only a liar will meet your criteria, that's what you are gonna get. If I can accelerate their decent to the bottom with mockery perhaps they will recover with a bigger bounce?
'A Travesty and a Disgrace': Trump Quietly Issues Memo That Could Abolish Union Rights for 750,000 ...
RobBlair comments on Feb 24, 2020:
“When new missions emerge or existing ones evolve, the Department of Defense requires maximum flexibility to respond to threats to carry out its mission of protecting the American people,” Trump wrote. “This flexibility requires that military and civilian leadership manage their organizations to cultivate a lethal, agile force adaptive to new technologies and posture changes. Where collective bargaining is incompatible with these organizations’ missions, the Department of Defense should not be forced to sacrifice its national security mission and, instead, seek relief through third parties and administrative fora.” So compete or die. I hate monopolies and the DOD should be exempt from them. There is little evidence that the DOD won't spend lots of money to get what they want. Now it's up to the Union to make sure that they provide what the DOD wants. What am I missing? Do Unions improve quality? Performance? Value?
Dearborn, MI. "Thousands Of Shia Muslims March." [twitter.com]
RobBlair comments on Feb 24, 2020:
Everyone of them has the right to speak freely and demonstrate. Side note, the execution of Imam Hussein (680 AD), the reason for this gathering, was used prominently in the Iranian Revolution 1979 to cast Iran into the dark ages it is currently progressing through.
Design Of A Logical Market A logical market is a free market or what is sometimes referred to as an...
RobBlair comments on Feb 24, 2020:
"Logical markets" - so what do we do with all the humans? The book of Acts didn't stop at chapter 4.
The new coronavirus is still making headlines.
RobBlair comments on Feb 24, 2020:
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/03/the-flu-has-already-killed-10000-across-us-as-world-frets-over-coronavirus.html Anyone who argues that a flu virus is more deadly than the Coronavirus, without providing supplemental information, is being disingenuous. "The A-bombs dropped on Japan weren't that deadly because most Japanese (the ones outside of the explosions) survived" argument. It is currently documented that 1 out of 20 people who get the coronavirus die. The flu kills 1 out of 1000. It is suspected that the information is not correct because China is a liar. But, to predict one way or the other is speculation for sheep. The reason why incident rates are low is because the WHO is working to contain the virus.
Any thoughts?🤔💭
RobBlair comments on Feb 24, 2020:
Bush ignored Russia's usurpation of Georgia, Obama gave Ukraine blankets when they asked for guns, Trump sent Javelin anti-tank missiles that pushed Russian tanks away from the Ukrainian border.
TruNews Has Been Banned (subsequent to Trump signing the "Anti-Semitic" paper?)idental Dissent
RobBlair comments on Feb 21, 2020:
Since when do we conflate youtube banning with Trump? Youtube has no problem restricted a Prager video on the 10 commandments because it talked about killing --- as in "don't." If anything, a Trump executive order against antisemitic action would act as an encouragement for Youtube to be more antisemitic. It can be easily argued that they hate him.
The Democrats forced this idea once before .
RobBlair comments on Feb 14, 2020:
This is why I was so angry at my congressman who voted for TARP after the housing bubble. The Federal "rescue" of our financial systems allowed us to ignore the foundational rot of our institutions. This was further reinforced by the Dodd-Frank Act (both Dodd and Frank should have been relegated to the hallway after their assurances regarding Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac turned out to be lies). Of course, the repeal of this excrement is no doubt responsible for much our current economic windfall, but I'd prefer a more involved electorate telling our idiots in DC to keep their hands off our free market.
CNS: Bernie's 4.35 trillion dollar wealth tax. [cnsnews.com]
RobBlair comments on Feb 14, 2020:
Government theft. No constitutional power to do this.
The coolest thing the police ever did.
RobBlair comments on Feb 13, 2020:
One of my neighbors is a cop. I told him I thought the blue stripe flag was redundant and unnecessary.
Officers placed on leave, investigations ordered in growing scandal over rogue arrest of black ...
RobBlair comments on Feb 13, 2020:
Wow. Now that is abuse of power. If true there better be a jail sentence for that.
MarineCorpTimes: All Marine Raiders to consolidate to Camp Lejeune. [marinetim.es]
RobBlair comments on Feb 13, 2020:
"Elite Special Operations" is kind of redundant with Marine.
FreeBeacon: Andrew Yang, "I can't believe I lost to these people. ." [freebeacon.com]
RobBlair comments on Feb 13, 2020:
Surprise! People with "ideas" are no longer welcome on the left.
Federalist: How to handle Mexican Cartels [thefederalist.com]
RobBlair comments on Feb 13, 2020:
The Posse Comitatus Act should not apply (not a domestic issue and guarding our borders is constitutional) but does highlight the need to get rid of a bunch of junk judges.
Idea for countering self righteous "Offended" reactionaries.
RobBlair comments on Feb 13, 2020:
That's offensive
Pete the Cheat 🗿 on Twitter: "I feel like if anyone other than the literal PM of Israel said that...
RobBlair comments on Feb 13, 2020:
https://amp.businessinsider.com/images/5d0710f06fc920351a3c7e52-750-375.jpg
American Exceptionalism: Delusion and Illusion
RobBlair comments on Feb 13, 2020:
"America is a country uniquely founded upon a successful idea, rather than ethnicity, religion, borders, tribal identity, or other such traits." http://american-exceptionalism.org/what-is-american-exceptionalism/ That idea is that all men are created equal and have the God given right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. This article uses American Exceptionalism to illustrate the failures of that principle under slavery, and broken treaties against Native Americans. Only by holding us to the ideal do we see our failures. American Exceptionalism was used by Frederick Douglass in his July 4th speech where he both commended the founders principles and condemned his countrymens' abuse. "Fellow Citizens, I am not wanting in respect for the fathers of this republic. The signers of the Declaration of Independence were brave men. They were great men, too-great enough to give frame to a great age. It does not often happen to a nation to raise, at one time, such a number of truly great men. The point from which I am compelled to view them is not, certainly, the most favorable; and yet I cannot contemplate their great deeds with less than admiration. They were statesmen, patriots and heroes, and for the good they did, and the principles they contended for, I will unite with you to honor their memory. ... Your high independence only reveals the immeasurable distance between us. The blessings in which you, this day, rejoice, are not enjoyed in common.-The rich inheritance of justice, liberty, prosperity and independence, bequeathed by your fathers, is shared by you, not by me. ... America is false to the past, false to the present, and solemnly binds herself to be false to the future. Standing with God and the crushed and bleeding slave on this occasion, I will, in the name of humanity which is outraged, in the name of liberty which is fettered, in the name of the constitution and the Bible which are disregarded and trampled upon, dare to call in question and to denounce, with all the emphasis I can command, everything that serves to perpetuate slavery-the great sin and shame of America! ... Would you have me argue that man is entitled to liberty? that he is the rightful owner of his own body? You have already declared it." http://www.historyisaweapon.com/defcon1/douglassjuly4.html Within the decade the US Civil War was fought to correct this wrong that we inherited from the British.
Mother Meets Recreation of Her Deceased Child in VR – Road to VR
RobBlair comments on Feb 12, 2020:
That would be quite an addictive drug.
Radio.
RobBlair comments on Feb 12, 2020:
MCC vs AOC
Bernie Sanders. "I m Not a Communist." [youtu.be]
RobBlair comments on Feb 12, 2020:
Trump is a pathological liar for saying - "...didn't he get married in Moscow?" "I did not get married in Moscow" - whew! Cause I thought I saw videos of him yucking it up with fellow bare-chested communists in Russia. So glad to know that they were from Yaroslavl and not Moscow. And, that it was his "honeymoon" and not where he got married. From what he said, I got the impression that Yaroslavl was just a couple exits up I-89 from Burlington, Vermont the "sister" city. Nope, it's right there next to wonderful Moscow - aka the great home of Stalin. And what idiot would make a city in the USSR a sister city? Well the program was started in 1988 under then mayor, Bernie Sanders --- the communist. Go get in your own bread lines Bernie.
Liz Wheeler. "Republican Volunteers Attacked In Florida." [youtu.be]
RobBlair comments on Feb 12, 2020:
Assault with a deadly weapon - going to jail.
Interesting, no?
RobBlair comments on Feb 12, 2020:
Hard to believe that economic success isn't part of people choosing to be their own god. I recall a pastor from the Kensington area in Philadelphia (very poor and rundown area) stating that you don't need to tell his neighbors that they are sinners. You only need that explanation for the wealthy suburbanites.
CNET: FTC making anti-trust moves on tech giants. [cnet.com]
RobBlair comments on Feb 12, 2020:
When looking at the top 10 companies from 1996 compared to today, there are 2 companies, Walmart and AT&T that are still there on their own and Exxon and Mobil that are still there by merging. However, there is one entity that has maintained, if not excelled in its position of power over the markets despite its inability to: - Produce a profit - Improve performance - Fire non-performers That of course is our government. The FTC failed to do its job during the housing bubble. For that alone, it should be dissolved.
The Virginia House Just Passed a Bill that Bans Assault Weapons–And More .
RobBlair comments on Feb 12, 2020:
Chisel away. Get people used to it. Chisel some more.
Finely truth about modern medicine
RobBlair comments on Feb 11, 2020:
Maybe a match? https://archive.is/KnP3m Sounds legit - other than drilling out fillings exposes you to more mercury than leaving them in (and everything else mentioned.) I'm glad he clarified that he is "honestly" saying something. A bit of a tell.
Exclusive: Netflix reveals its 9 government takedown requests - Axios
RobBlair comments on Feb 10, 2020:
The Bridge from New Zealand Full Metal Jacket from Viet Nam Night of the Living Dead from Germany Cooking on High, the Legend and Disjointed from Singapore Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj from Saudi Arabia The Last Temptation of Christ from Singapore The Last Hangover from Singapore Anybody else see the missing elephant?
As Democracy Crumbles, Silence Speaks Volumes - CounterPunch.org
RobBlair comments on Feb 10, 2020:
This Lead Fund Report is the enemy of free speech - They survey a bunch of professors for any "Uncivil, Hate and Bias Incidents on Campus (UHBIOC)." UHBIOC's include - "Bias Incidents (e.g., racially-motivated leafleting, pamphlets, nooses, **social media, emails**, Nazi symbols,** Islamophobic speakers,** bias-based bullying)" "Hate Speech (**Speech that offends, threatens, or insults groups, based on race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or other traits**) " [as if] "**Uncivil (e.g., rude language, bullying, offensive conduct and behavior not motivated by bias)**" and "Hate Crime (Criminal conduct motivated by bias against a protected class: race, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability)"
Abby Martin on Twitter: "After I was scheduled to give keynote speech at an upcoming ...
RobBlair comments on Feb 10, 2020:
So the law is specific to entities (construction companies, speakers, etc...) that are seeking a contract with the state. Once her speaking engagement was completed, she would be free to boycott Israel to her heart's content. I'd compare it with a law stating that the state can't contract with the KKK, or the neo-nazis for their Holloween party. Petitioning against the state's interest at the same time you are an agent of the state is a bit of an ethical problem.
Key impeachment witness Vindman fired from White House job [cnn.com]
RobBlair comments on Feb 7, 2020:
Complaints up the chain of command should be kept in confidence. Short of unconstitutional behavior, the military needs to present a unified front. Sharing opinions and gossip as testimony against the CiC is a no no.
Britain First asks Newcastle Central Mosque for help and gets abused and attacked in response! - ...
RobBlair comments on Feb 7, 2020:
Why can't he say - "Of course we are against grooming gangs. Happy to help." And, "we are British too."
Aren't you behaving like a morally superior person?
RobBlair comments on Feb 7, 2020:
Past illusions years ago and headed straight onto delusions, but no I'm not suffering (smile) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUg2cp23rGE
Firing Line With Margaret Hoover.
RobBlair comments on Feb 7, 2020:
Fascinating.
ImaginativeConservative: WWMD bracelets honor Mitt Romney's wobbling moral compass.
RobBlair comments on Feb 7, 2020:
Romney's (and all the Democrat Senators') specific moral failures: Ex Post Facto (not even post) - He is holding Trump accountable for an unpublished legal criteria. Abuse of power is not defined and leaves both parties with the freedom or fear of enforcing a vague accusation. Although I believe that some leeway is required due to the nature of the office, this is more than leeway. Innocent until proven guilty - Romney listed off the accusations against Trump as evidence of Trump's guilt. However, unproven accusations should never be accepted as evidence.
I was shocked to see that Biden was shocked to hear of his 4th place finish. Really?
RobBlair comments on Feb 7, 2020:
A lot of zeros.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi's Ripping of the State of the Union Speech is representative of where We stand ...
RobBlair comments on Feb 6, 2020:
Nonsense. Donald Trump gave a fantastic speech promoting a country whose best days are yet to come. Nancy's tantrum was a side show worthy of my 3 year old. The honoring of Rush Limbaugh should remind us that in the not too distant past, there was no mainstream outlet for conservative thought. Don't get me wrong, there are things for us to work on. And, especially regarding spending, there are things that were said that I don't agree with. But, as Klavan states it, this has been the worst week for Democrats since Appomattox and it'd be a shame to not enjoy it.
"The Cold War: What We Saw | An Iron Curtain" part 1 of 10 - From nuclear annihilation, Cuban ...
RobBlair comments on Feb 6, 2020:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmRPP2WXX0U
An Unsettling New Theory: There Is No Swing Voter
RobBlair comments on Feb 6, 2020:
Just two-step and mambo
Japan Isolates Wuhan Coronavirus, Will Share Findings with Researchers and Companies
RobBlair comments on Feb 6, 2020:
Wow! Yesterday's science fiction. Arigatou Japan.
PA Governor wants GOP led Legislature to capitulate on guns- [bearingarms.com]
RobBlair comments on Feb 6, 2020:
Nope. 2022 for something adequate.
Seems Legit
RobBlair comments on Feb 5, 2020:
Little Mike wants a box to stand on for the debate. Does everyone else now get a box?
Would you want a physicist to speak at your funeral?
RobBlair comments on Feb 5, 2020:
The suggestion that the works of Shakespeare and indeed all of the greats (and the not greats too) throughout history is summed up by their matter and energy, is kindergarten. There is ugly and beauty, evil and good, the fantastic and mundane. These things are not contained in the natural world but exceed it. To choose to ignore the supernatural world would have to be like a deaf and blind man walking through a garden of vibrant colors and only experiencing the thudding of his feet against the pavement.
What happened last night?
RobBlair comments on Feb 4, 2020:
impeach
Hi All, I'm a Professor in the College of Education at Boise State.
RobBlair comments on Feb 4, 2020:
Hmm. Collective intelligence is not really a thing here except perhaps with establishing online relationships or recommending information sources. I will say that I would appreciate hearing more info from you since: - the Zizek position seems radically different from my perspective (Marxism continues to fail and capitalism continues to destroy poverty in the human race) - I support the idea of privatizing/corporatizing schools (today's public schools are 1950s schools with AC and computers). Boeing investing in a local community college so that students can learn in a robotics lab seems like a good thing. - Collective learning is being elevated in my industry (construction) with the advent of 3D modeling and team software.
France 24.
RobBlair comments on Feb 4, 2020:
Franz vahn cant "More women means more peace" - An opinion that can only survive where big scary people have big scary weapons to keep the Neanderthals at bay. "Are they around the table when important decisions are being made" - At my house, yes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0TgCgdvJ2c
I just saw a couple of Chinese ladies on telly telling that in London where they have been residents...
RobBlair comments on Feb 4, 2020:
I recently read that the Brits hate themselves only a little less than everyone else.
A political platform that demands violating the Constitution is "dereliction of oath"- ...
RobBlair comments on Feb 4, 2020:
Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership no doubt stands against the idea that the "authorities" will decide when your life should be protected or not.

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