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Posted By: StormCnter, 6/30/2020 4:54:41 PM

Coronavirus response went full circle: From enforcing individual lockdown violations to encouraging mass protests. Simultaneously, liberalism reached its full extension. America now confronts the Left’s double standard of being “too woke to fail.” In the financial world, “too big to fail” is almost universally condemned. The condition describes an entity so large and embedded that its demise would cause other institutions’ collapse. Against everyone’s better judgement, the result is that such an institution must be rescued. The Left hate “too big to fail” because they see it as bailing out the recklessly — if not criminally — corrupt rich.

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Posted by StormCnter 6/30/2020 4:54:41 PM Post Reply
Coronavirus response went full circle: From enforcing individual lockdown violations to encouraging mass protests. Simultaneously, liberalism reached its full extension. America now confronts the Left’s double standard of being “too woke to fail.” In the financial world, “too big to fail” is almost universally condemned. The condition describes an entity so large and embedded that its demise would cause other institutions’ collapse. Against everyone’s better judgement, the result is that such an institution must be rescued. The Left hate “too big to fail” because they see it as bailing out the recklessly — if not criminally — corrupt rich.
The poison of reparations 17 replies
Posted by StormCnter 6/30/2020 4:52:15 PM Post Reply
Reparations are a recipe for rancor. Under the guise of settling a grievance, they intensify and often eternalize it. They almost inevitably plant seeds of enmity that last for generations. However large the cost, the victorious side eventually feels it settled too cheap. And the side that humbly paid comes to recognize it paid too dearly and gained nothing more than a pause in the demands. Reparations don’t repair. They turn the original grievance into institutionalized animosity. The topic comes up because today’s doyen of racial resentment, the New York Times’s Nikole Hannah-Jones, says that monetary reparations are ‘What Is Owed’ to black Americans for centuries of slavery and ‘slavocracy’.
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Posted by StormCnter 6/30/2020 4:48:44 PM Post Reply
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Posted by StormCnter 6/30/2020 7:27:16 AM Post Reply
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No LULAC, Texas Rangers
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Posted by StormCnter 6/30/2020 4:38:08 AM Post Reply
You are wrong LULAC. The Texas Rangers are not a racist terrorist organization. This smear of the Rangers was made by Domingo Garcia, the national president of LULAC after a woman with a history of activism with LULAC was arrested for double voting in Texas. When the Washington Times covered the arrest of Isabel Calderon and her relationship with LULAC, Garcia smeared the Texas Rangers. LULAC condemns voter fraud by anyone. But we also know we’re dealing with racist terrorist organizations like the Texas Rangers, who have a history of police brutality and voter suppression in Texas. Did you hear that Texas?
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Posted by StormCnter 6/27/2020 6:09:23 AM Post Reply
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Posted by StormCnter 6/26/2020 8:13:26 AM Post Reply
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Posted by StormCnter 6/25/2020 12:27:35 PM Post Reply
False accusations that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia have already cost some of the most senior officials at the FBI and the Department of Justice their reputations, their careers, or both. The widespread wrongdoing raises the question: Where were the honest lawmen and women? Was there no one willing to challenge superiors -- or even just colleagues -- gone rogue? There may have been at least one. As deputy assistant attorney general for the Office of Intelligence, Stuart Evans had the responsibility of vetting spy warrants before submitting them to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. In the fall of 2016, the FBI presented Evans
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Posted by StormCnter 6/25/2020 12:21:08 PM Post Reply
Last week, when Sue Schafer learned that the Washington Post planned to publish a story about one of the dumbest things she had ever done, she had the same question that many readers would have about the resulting 3,000-word article, “Blackface Incident at Post Cartoonist’s 2018 Halloween Party Resurfaces Amid Protests”: Why is this newsworthy? Readers within the Post newsroom were asking the question, too. “No one I’ve spoken with at the Post can figure out why we published this story,” said one prominent reporter at the paper. “We blew up this woman’s life for no reason.”
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Posted by StormCnter 6/25/2020 11:26:38 AM Post Reply
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