18 thoughts on “News/Politics 12-4-21

  1. Covid Theater continues….

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  2. Sure, the optics on this are fine…..

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  3. I don’t know why folks would complain, they do get free wi-fi you know….. 🤨

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  4. The left needs a new Boogie Man.

    So…..

    Well, reality is overrated anyway, right…?

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    This is the new TDS variant, equally as ridiculous and false as the original.

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  5. Flee from evil.

    Get your kids away from these degenerates.

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  6. Build Back Better?

    No silly…..

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  7. Here comes the fear-mongering…

    No deaths reported, yet there are countries already going in lockdown?

    Yet another variant lie to push for more control and vaccine sales.

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/who-omicron-in-38-countries-no-deaths-reported_4137587.html

    “The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday said the COVID-19 omicron variant is now in 38 countries, up from 23 two days ago, suggesting that the variant may be more contagious than Delta.

    During a news conference, WHO official Maria Van Kerkhove said the U.N. health body has seen “an increasing growth rate,” and “we see increasing numbers of Omicron being detected.”

    No deaths have been reported so far in connection to the COVID-19 strain, another WHO spokesperson told reporters Friday.”

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  8. Here in Connecticut, when we go to a restaurant, we can take our masks off as we sit at the table, and then put them back on when we leave. I don’t know the protocol in other states (or in D.C.).

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  9. Kizzie,

    Guns don’t just go off on their own. Sorry, but that doesn’t happen, except on rare occasions if dropped. Someone pointed it and had to pull the trigger. Someone is clearly lying.

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  10. Like I said…..

    “Gun Expert Rejects Alec Baldwin’s Claim He Didn’t Pull the Trigger: ‘On a Scale of 1 to 10? Zero’”

    https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/alec-baldwin-denial-expert-calls-230657806.html

    “Alec Baldwin’s contention in an in-depth interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos that he did not pull the trigger in the accidental shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the New Mexico set of the indie film “Rust” has been met with skepticism from experts.

    When asked by TheWrap to assess the likelihood of Baldwin’s statement being true, Steve Wolf, a movie armorer with more than 30 years in the business, said bluntly: “One a scale of one to 10? Zero.”

    Added Wolf, “You know, guns don’t go up by themselves, right? It’s an inanimate object. It has no batteries. It has no timer. It has no web connection. It’s not a smart piece of equipment. It’s it’s very reliable device that shoots when you press the trigger, and it doesn’t shoot when you don’t press the trigger.”

    Wolf is not the only expert skeptical of Baldwin’s statement in his first in-depth exclusive interview since the Oct. 21 accident that “the trigger wasn’t pulled” when a “live round” was discharged and ended up mortally wounding Hutchins and injuring director Souza in the Oct. 21 tragedy. “No no no. I would never point a gun at anyone and pull the trigger. Never,” Baldwin said. Wolf and others are also questioning why Baldwin took two months to bring up this particular line of defense for his actions.”

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    More….

    https://redstate.com/dennis_santiago/2021/12/02/could-alec-baldwins-gun-really-have-fired-without-him-pulling-the-trigger-n485360

    “I get the emotion of Mr. Baldwin’s statements. I don’t believe he meant to shoot anyone, and I believe the incident was an accident. But the events of October 21st in New Mexico clearly say otherwise with regards to his new assertion that he didn’t cause the gun to fire.

    I do agree that several other contributing factors remain questions of the investigation. How did a live round get on the set of the “Rust” movie production? How that piece of ammunition meandered its way through the checks and balances procedures of the entertainment industry to get into the chamber of the gun in Baldwin’s hands in the moment he fired the fatal shot that ended the life of Halyna Hutchins, and wounded Joel Souza remains shrouded in the police investigation. That’s more of a matter about how the management system of the “Rust” production company was or was not up to proper standards.

    But the fact remains that somehow, the chain of failures did happen. There is also no doubt that at the final moment of the chain of failure, whatever Baldwin was doing to manipulate the firearm in his hand were indeed actions that caused its firing pin to strike the primer of a live round as the single-action revolver was pointed at something Mr. Baldwin did not intend to destroy. He was, in that moment, the final contributing failure in the chain of events that ended in a terrible workplace tragedy.”

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    “So, what mistake do I think Alec Baldwin could have made in that moment? For argument’s sake, let’s take it a face value that he didn’t consciously press the trigger of the firearm he had in his hand. Could he really have unconsciously released it? The answer is yes.

    The firearm in Mr. Baldwin’s possession that day was a single-action revolver. As the accompanying video explains, this type of firearm appeared in the mid-19th century. The design of the system is an early one in the evolution of repeating firearms. In the hands of someone using it in a manner it was not designed to be, it is known to be able to fire a manner where a user might think he or she hadn’t “pulled the trigger” when in fact they had indeed already inadvertently bypassed the fire control function of the trigger and its sear.

    A single-action revolver shooting technique called “fanning the hammer” does exist. The technique involves bypassing the trigger by holding the handgun in a manner that the trigger is already pressed. The shooter then “fans” the hammer by pulling it back and letting it go manually. On this type of revolver, the action will rotate the cylinder bringing a new chamber that might contain a live round into the battery. When the hammer is released, it drops the firing pin onto whatever is in the chamber. If there is a live round in it, it will set off the primer thus firing the gun.

    Quickdraw trick shooters use this technique to draw and fire these single-action revolvers at sub-second speeds.”

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    I don’t think it was intentional, just negligent.

    This is why people without proper gun training shouldn’t “play” with guns. They’re unqualified and unsafe.

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  11. That pesky Constitution – this entire illegitimate administration took the oath to support and defend it, but that was an empty promise, just like almost everything else in the criminal regime.

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/6th-circuit-court-rules-against-biden-administration-in-osha-vaccine-mandate-lawsuit_4138876.html

    “The Sixth Circuit Court has denied the federal government’s motion to transfer the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) vaccine-or-test requirement lawsuit to a different court, while also rejecting the White House’s bid to dissolve a stay on the mandate, delivering a blow to the Biden administration’s efforts to press ahead with implementation.

    In a Dec. 3 ruling, the Sixth Circuit Court denied the government’s motion to transfer the case to the Fifth Circuit and the D.C. Circuit, while also rejecting as “moot” the Biden administration’s attempt to overturn a hold on the mandate.

    OSHA on Nov. 5 published an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) that would require private employers with 100 or more employees to impose a mandatory COVID-19 vaccinate-or-test policy. Under the rule, unvaccinated workers would also have to wear masks inside the workplace, with violators facing potential penalties of thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars per incident.

    After the OSHA rule was published, it triggered a torrent of lawsuits from Republican-led states, individuals, and businesses.”

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  12. AJ – I’m skeptical, too, but what the assistant director said seemed to back up Baldwin’s assertion. If I read that correctly, the RedState piece you shared says that he could have fired the gun without realizing he had done it.

    We don’t even allow Boy to point his Nerf guns at people or animals. Some would think this is going overboard, but it is a good habit for him to get into. (And at least a couple of his newer Nerf guns are powerful enough that getting hit by those “bullets” would hurt.)

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  13. Although, I think that if he is playing outside with like-minded friends, they would be allowed to “shoot” each other. But otherwise, no.

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  14. Re: the whole Alec Baldwin thing. Initially it was reported that they were practicing the camera angles where the character would point the gun directly at the camera and fire. It was supposed to be a dry fire. Baldwin is such an anti-gun fanatic that he did not even know basic gun safety, which is to NEVER take a gun from someone else without checking yourself to see if it is loaded. It is interesting to see the circling of the wagons with lies to protect him, especially when he admitted initially that he pulled the trigger. Lots of safety violations on the set.

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