19 thoughts on “News/Politics 1-15-22

  1. Common sense, optimism.

    As one friend put it with regard to Youngkin — we need “less ideologues and demigods, of both stripes, and more folks focused on problem solving.”

    amen.

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  2. I worry more about Satan’s minions than half gods either way…

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    It’s what they do.

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  4. Allegedly…..

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  5. Nothing to see here….

    This will get the Hunter Biden treatment by the US press.

    “Nancy Pelosi’s son Paul was involved in FIVE companies probed by the feds as shocking paper trail connects him to a slew of fraudsters and convicted criminals”

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9827893/Nancy-Pelosis-son-Paul-involved-FIVE-companies-probed-feds.html?ito=social-twitter_dailymailus

    “A shocking paper trail shows Nancy Pelosi’s son, Paul Pelosi Jr.’s connections to a host of fraudsters, rule-breakers and convicted criminals

    A DailyMail.com investigation can reveal that Paul, 52, was involved in five companies probed by federal agencies before, during or after his time there

    He joined the board of a biofuel company after it defrauded investors, according to an SEC ruling, and whose CEO was convicted after bribing Georgia officials

    Paul was president of an environmental investment firm that turned out to be a front for two convicted fraudsters, documents reveal

    He served as vice president of a company previously embroiled in an investigation of scam calls that targeted senior citizens

    A medical company Pelosi Jr. worked for was accused of testing drugs on people without FDA authorization, DailyMail.com can reveal

    A source close to a firm Nancy’s son worked for told DailyMail.com that Pelosi Jr. received $2.8 million of shares allegedly issued as part of a massive $164 million fraud in July 2016”

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  6. 🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡

    As far as the eye can see. This is whu no one trusts the FBI or the press.

    🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡

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  7. 🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡

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  9. NOW THAT!

    Is how you do it.

    This is the mistake Trump made. He should have disinfected and cleaned out the vermin and scum.

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  10. On one level, the hostage situation is a story of a man who’s attempting to free his sister. Its the fact its a synagogue that changes the narrative. Many Arabs (and other nationalities including Europeans) believe Jews and Israel have an enormous influence in the US gov’t. Listening to many of them, they simply can’t comprehend a world view without this particular tenet. And this is across the political and religious spectrum; left, right, conservative Muslim, non practising Muslims and even Arab Christians. He choose a synagogue because he thinks the US gov’t would pay attention if he held Jews hostage or killed Jews.

    One of your posted tweets claims it was her brother but other news report indicate its not her brother. Did a quick read on the Siddiqui — bizarre story, her crime took place in Afghanistan yet tried in the US. Her life story is also confusing and I’m not too sure mental health , PTSD etc have a role here.

    Meanwhile, the FBI has charged Oath Keeper leaders and members with sedition instead of the easier to prove conspiracy, a charge they’ve used on other Jan 6th participants. I would think they are very confident if they choose a sedition charge or maybe caving into political pressure or deliberately sabotaging any chance of conviction. It will be interesting trial

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  11. The Supreme Court overturned a vaccine mandate. It was the right decision — gov’t and corporate overreach into people’s personal lives and choices needs to be limited. I’m in favour of anything that limits an employers control of employees. From what I understand, arbitrary employee drug testing is still allowed in some states — I wonder if in the name of consistency this ruling will help limit that practise.

    Of note, having vaccines is an individual decision but it does have an impact on others. In Ontario 90% of adults are vaccinated but 50% of the hospitalized are non-vaccinated. This means 10% of the population is using 50% of the resources for Covid (vaccines work). This in turn impacts on the ability of the health system to treat non-covid patients. The unvaccinated also continue the spread of covid and variants. Is this exercise of personal freedom fair despite the expense of others? I’d argue it is, especially if its a blanket order from a gov’t or corporate agency. So despite affecting others, we choose individual choice…..I wonder if the Supreme Court will extent this ruling in other areas of medical freedom. I’m sure lawyers for Texas abortion providers will be looking at it.

    On the other hand I’m ambivalent about public health orders limiting the unvaccinated use of public indoor space — is it the equivalent of smoking bans? The Quebec gov’t is debating whether to levy a health tax on the unvaccinated — here again, I see this as on par with the extra taxes people pay on tobacco and alcohol — eventually you will cost the health care system more so pay now?

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  12. Water carrying lapdogs.

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  13. It’s what Drama Queens do.

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  14. Like I said, bizarre case — she’s definitely a conservative Muslim and anti- American but that’s not unusual in Pakistan, her immediate family has some Taliban connections, she probably did work for al-queda, but the major accusations against her were based on information obtained by torture and some proved false, She married a high ranking member of al-queda of them a year after her divorce, her kids seemed to have disappeared or are being hidden by some of her relatives who refuse to talk to her family, she disappeared for 5 years — some say she was with the Taliban, she may have been held by the Pakistani ISI, or even in Bagram Airfield as a ghost prisoner. The incident for which she was convicted in the US was also bizarre — according to the soldiers she was unsecured while the soldiers congregated on the other side of a curtain that divided the room. One soldier put his gun on the floor and she pulled the curtain back, picked up the gun, and started firing. Who leaves a major terrorist unsecured; who leaves their gun on a floor?

    If you;re suspicious of the US gov’t — as most Muslims especially in Pakistan are—- parts of her story would form the basis of any type of conspiracy story. For anyone suspicious of the FBI, there’s enough here to raise doubt. No doubt she was with al-queda and the Taliban. However, she was never tried for any of the accusations that originally put her on the most wanted list — just the incident that occurred in custody. Weird story — and given the FBI’s declining popularity among even the American right, I’m sure her story has raised questions.

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  15. AJ – The quote was “less ideologues and demigods, of both stripes.” There are some politicians on both sides of the aisle who people look at as being the one who will be the savior of our nation. Obviously, the use of “demigods” is a poetic/figurative type of speech.

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