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A Pleasure to Burn: Social Media’s Virtual Book Burners Sponsor a Cyber Bibliocaust

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By Paul Dowling
 
“I wrote Fahrenheit 451 not to predict the future, but to prevent it.”  —Ray Bradbury
“Dort, wo man Bücher verbrennt, verbrennt man am Ende auch Menschen.”  —Heinrich Heine  [“Wherever they burn books, they will, in the end, also burn human beings.”  —Heinrich Heine]
Zuckerberg’s Pleasure
“It was a pleasure to burn.”  So begins Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fahrenheit_451), his story of firemen who burn down the houses of book owners, thereby destroying entire libraries while punishing those who dare reject society’s propaganda narratives in favor of thinking for themselves.  Bradbury’s cautionary tale has been hailed as a masterpiece; but today, in an age where Facebook and other social media are deleting, blocking, or shadow-banning the accounts of Religious Jews, Evangelical Christians, and Constitutional Conservatives, among others, Bradbury’s dystopia seems more a figurative portrayal of America in 2018, where, instead of burning down houses, Mark Zuckerberg and his band of merry firemen are happily burning down social media accounts instead.
Sadly, America has become a nation where the book-burner mentality holds sway among Democrat censors who are deciding which social media posts and shares to allow or condemn in America’s virtual town square.  Google, the world’s preëminent search engine is—at this writing—even “burning” positive news reports about President Trump, using a search algorithm that generates 96% negative results for the president (https://thepalmierireport.com/censorship-google-search-for-trump-gives-you-96-left-wing-website-results/).  Google is doing this to influence voters in favor of supporting Democrats ahead of the 2018 elections.  And, since most other search engines ride piggyback on Google, the corruption spreads throughout the Internet like a cancer.
This virtual book burning has caused entire businesses to be ruined or, at a minimum, harmed by the Big Data giants’ shadow-banning of their websites.  The war against the free speech of Conservatives is often invisible to all but the victims who daily witness the cyber burnings of their virtual books and libraries.  A list of impacted sites would include, but not be limited to, the following: Eagle RisingGodfather PoliticsConstitutionKeep and BeariPatriotBreitbart NewsThe Gateway PunditWestern Journalism, and Infowars.  The Gateway Pundit, the fourth most influential conservative news site (which has also published a partial list of its own regarding shadow-banned conservative sites), has reported that, in 2016, it “received nearly a third of its traffic from Facebook,” but that, in March of 2018, “Facebook blocked all traffic from recent stories to the website.”  Also, The Gateway Pundit is reportedly “shadow-banned by Google and frequently attacked and smeared by the liberal media.”  (Read more about this by clicking here: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/03/conservative-pufascism-in-action-here-is-the-tech-giant-purge-list-of-prominent-conservative-websitesrge-list/.)
Imagine the Internet is a huge library, and the websites are publishers of books to be checked out and read; but the books of intentionally targeted publishers and writers are being pulled off of shelves to be torched daily, on orders from the book-burning Zuckerbergs, Pages, and Dorseys who are literally following in the footsteps of Hitler and Goebbels.  It was Goebbels who once said, “This is the secret of propaganda: Those who are to be persuaded by it should be completely immersed in the ideas of the propaganda, without ever noticing that they are being immersed in it.”
A Side Note: Seven Sayings of Joseph Goebbels
Here are a few of the things that Goebbels said while he was in charge of Nazi propaganda (https://propagandaprinciples.wordpress.com/joseph-goebbels/): 1) Propaganda works best when those who are being manipulated are confident they are acting of their own free will; 2) Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play; 3) The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly—it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over; 4) Propaganda must facilitate the displacement of aggression by specifying the targets for hatred; 5) Not every item of news should be published; rather, those who control news policies must endeavor to make every item of news serve a certain purpose; 6) The truth is the greatest enemy of the State; 7) It is the absolute right of the State to supervise the formation of public opinion.
These are the very precepts that Democrat propaganda outlets and social media embrace, even as they monopolize messaging by suppressing the ideas of their opposition.  Democrat media outlets always work in concert with one another; there are no dissenting voices, once their marching orders have been issued.  Their message is uniform and repetitive across media outlets, a surefire sign that they are all centrally controlled, with no diversity in their messaging and no permission to think freely.  A media culture where all are goose-stepping in conformity, the way 340 newspapers recently did, as they all published anti-Trump editorials on the very same day (https://start.att.net/news/read/category/news/article/newser-more_than_340_papers_publish_antitrump_editorials-rnewsernor), demonstrated a uniformity of thought that would have made Goebbels proud.
Big Data’s Book Burnings: Preserving the Traditions of Hitler’s Third Reich
What is Mark Zuckerberg, if not a high-tech book burner on a massive scale, a modern-day, real-life version of Ray Bradbury’s Captain Beatty?  (Captain Beatty is a fire chief and high-level book burner, in Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451.)  Being the cyber book burners that they are makes Zuckerberg and the other “Captain Beattys”—Larry Page, the CEO of Alphabet (Google et al.) and Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter—much worse than mere Nazi sympathizers; for it is they who are daily ordering the high-tech book burnings, to the point that each of them has become a living embodiment of Joseph Goebbels (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Propaganda_in_Nazi_Germany), wielding the propagandistic power (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Propaganda) of a weaponized virtual town square that holds the potential to create great harm to many on the taxpayer-created Internet they employ for their own selfish purposes.
The pyre of “book burnings” (by deletion or blocking) of conservative “books” (in the form of websites) has bloomed into a full-fledged Bibliocaust, directed not only against the ideas of religious Jews but against orthodox Christians and classically-liberal Constitutionalists (https://eaglerising.com/61556/why-liberal-democrats-are-walking-away-from-progressive-democrats-to-join-the-party-of-lincoln/) as well.  What all three of these strands of Western thought share in common is the belief that God wants people to be free to exercise their God-given Natural Rights, so that each person may be permitted to live in accord with his own conscience.  Free speech is a God-given right, according to the founding documents of the United States, and one thing that the oppressors of free people tend to share in common is that they idolize Big Government.  The large majority of activists seemingly do not believe in God or in the freedom that God wishes to bestow.
Judeo-Christian Traditions Are under Attack by the Censors of Social Media
Judeo-Christian religious practice prohibits lying, gossiping, and the making of false accusations (“Thou shalt not bear false witness”), and Jewish ethics state that the slanderous sin of lashon hara (literally “evil tongue”) kills three people whenever it is committed: 1) the speaker, or disseminator, of the gossip or slander; 2) the willing listener, who repeats what he has not witnessed but believes to be an interesting story; 3) the person spoken about, even if he does not deny the accusation (since many choose not to correct misinformation, based on the knowledge that doing so often just adds fuel to the flames).
Of course, it is permitted to warn a person who is about to engage in a business transaction with someone who is dishonest, if the warner has actually witnessed the dishonesty firsthand.  That is why the writer of this article—whose religious and political postings have been blocked, deleted, and shadow-banned—may speak out against the fascistic book-burning propagandists who run Facebook, Google, and Twitter, having had postings of his own articles deleted from, or blocked by, the social networks mentioned; also, searches on Google for many of this writer’s own articles have been blocked entirely or limited severely, with the exception of searches where exact titles of the articles are known or the author page of the publishing website is sought.
Why Burning a Book Is Like Killing a Human Being
Please consider the words of author Ray Bradbury on the subject of books-as-people; Bradbury has said (http://motlc.wiesenthal.com/site/pp.asp?c=gvKVLcMVIuG&b=395007), “[W]hen Hitler burned a book I [a lover of libraries] felt it as keenly, please forgive me, as his killing a human, for in the long sum of history they are one and the same flesh.  Mind or body, put to the oven, is a sinful practice, and I carried that with me. . . .”  Bradbury believed that censorship of any kind was highly destructive to freedom of thought.  Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 ends with the revelation that many burned books still exist in the minds of book lovers who have learned their favorites by heart (https://www.amazon.com/Fahrenheit-451-Ray-Bradbury/dp/B005WM71TY/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1535303917&sr=8-2), to save them for posterity and secure their teachings from the likes of the Captain Beattys—or the Mark Zuckerbergs—of the world: “They weren’t at all certain that the things they carried in their heads might make every future dawn glow with a purer light, they were sure of nothing save that the books were on file behind their quiet eyes, the books were waiting, with their pages uncut, for the customers who might come by in later years, some with clean and some with dirty fingers.”
Bradbury, a lifelong bibliophile, was truly in love with books and libraries, having shared the anecdote quite often with others that, unable to afford college, he embarked on a course of regular visitations to the library for ten years running, exposing himself widely to different styles of thinking and writing; and, after the decade of study was up, he graduated himself from the library (http://publiclibrariesonline.org/2013/05/i-graduated-from-the-library-an-interview-with-ray-bradbury/).  Bradbury understood that the reason the burning of books is so intimately connected with the burning of people is because both kinds of burning come from a sick desire of the censors to eliminate the sources of ideas that threaten the censors’ very existence.
Heinrich Heine knew what Ray Bradbury knew a century prior to Bradbury’s birth; Heine wrote the play Almansor, in the early 1820s, using it as the vehicle for teaching the world an important lesson about censorship, a lesson the German people had obviously forgotten by 1933, the year that German students—with their National Socialist professors looking on—burned books at least 93 times in 70 German cities (https://tapferimnirgendwo.com/2013/05/06/dort-wo-man-bucher-verbrennt/).  But Facebook, Google, and Twitter make Nazi university professors and their Hitler-inspired students look like pikers!  Ninety-three book burnings cannot hold a candle to the millions of articles and postings that are being “burned” daily by order of the Totalitarian Trio of Zuckerberg, Page, and Dorsey.  As I write this article, their murderous mischief continues, unabated.  Their socialist ideology cannot compete with the ideas of freedom, so they must kill libertarian ideas en masse.  Facebook, Google, and Twitter are their killing fields.
The Real Challenge for Book Burners: Freedom of Thought
And the danger does not stop there, for people whose pleasure it is to kill ideas will eventually turn to killing the people who write such ideas down in the first place.  Ray Bradbury illustrates this in Fahrenheit 451, as a manhunt is undertaken to track down and kill Guy Montag, a fireman who, although he has not written any books, has committed the cardinal sin of falling in love with books—which is just as dangerous!  Montag the fireman has quit the intellectual slavery of the collectivist plantation and has become Montag the freeman, an individual with his own ideas.  Montag has left behind the world of haters and killers of ideas and people; he has joined up with those who love liberty, who enjoy the right to think freely, to decide things on their own, and to solve problems for themselves.
The only reason to ban certain ideas is because they present too strong a challenge to the power the censors wield.  The Nazis in Germany had horrible ideas, destructive ideas, which—once all the opposing ideas had been banned and burned—found themselves without serious competition.  People were afraid to speak of the politically-incorrect ideas of rights and freedom, lest they be overheard and incarcerated by the Nazis.  And, of course, the National Socialists eventually instituted what they viewed as the Final Solution, as they resorted to the calamitous “burning,” or Holocaust, against the People of the Book—the Jews.  And the situation only grew worse, as other human beings with unpopular notions were also destroyed.
The Social Network That Was
Facebook was once a platform where people were free to express themselves—which is the way things ought to be, especially since Facebook profits by using the Internet infrastructure that everybody’s tax money built.  Facebook used to allow everyone a platform to share ideas, memories, photos, stories, news, humor, and opinions.  Many people invested a great deal of time and energy making their Facebook accounts into virtual photo albums, short story collections, or news galleries, sharing their ideas with each other.  All writers were welcome to post their articles and stories.
Ray Bradbury once said to a group of students, in the West Covina Library: “Always write for yourself, first and foremost, because if you don’t like it, how is anyone else going to like it?  And always fight for the right to express yourself, for that is who you are; and if you can’t be yourself, who else is going to express those ideas that are uniquely yours to express?  Who else is going to be you?  And who do you get to be, if not yourself?”  But the Zuckerbergs of this world do not want to allow people to express themselves freely; they do not want “you . . . to express those ideas that are uniquely yours to express.”  They do not care to answer Bradbury’s question: “Who else is going to be you?  And who do you get to be, if not yourself?”
Freedom Lovers Are Better than Book Burners
Nina Munteanu (https://ninamunteanu.me/2015/04/24/when-we-burn-books-ray-bradburys-fireman/) has written of Fahrenheit 451: “Bradbury wove a multi-layered political and social tale that followed one man’s journey to find his soul.  Fahrenheit 451 explores the theme of intellectual freedom using censorship as his plot device.  Montag is ‘everyman’ who must make a choice for personal freedom at the expense of the ‘good censored life.’  It is the choice all artists must make.  In choosing freedom, we make an obligation to respect and tolerate those with whom we disagree; otherwise we are just tyrants and not really free.”  Lovers of freedom are better than tyrannical book burners, because they choose life.  The lovers of liberty may not vanquish their intellectual foes by burning their published ideas and executing their living bodies.  Participating in such behavior would be to fall prey to the dilemma that Friedrich Nietzsche has warned against.  Wrote Nietzsche: “Whoever fights monsters must see to it that he does not become a monster himself.  And if you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss also gazes into you.” [“Wer mit Ungeheuern kämpft, mag zusehn, dass er nicht dabei zum Ungeheuer wird.  Und wenn du lange in einen Abgrund blickst, blickt der Abgrund auch in dich hinein.”]
An Upbeat Message
Amid the death and destruction insinuated by the book burners of the Left, an upbeat outlook is needed to inspire people to continue fighting against the wickedness of social media.  (Here might be a good place to point out, however, that not all social media are evil; MeWe is actually an ethical and freedom-loving platform; to find out more about MeWe, click here: https://eaglerising.com/57060/conservatives-need-a-solution-to-facebook-as-november-2018-draws-near/).  Near the end of Fahrenheit 451, Bradbury offers hope through the voice of a character named Granger: “There was a silly damn bird called a Phoenix back before Christ, every few hundred years he built a pyre and burned himself up.  He must have been first cousin to Man.  But every time he burnt himself up he sprang out of the ashes, he got himself born all over again.  And it looks like we’re doing the same thing, over and over, but we’ve got one damn thing the Phoenix never had.  We know the damn silly thing we just did. . . .”  In other words, since we know what Hitler’s Nazis did in Germany in the 1930s and 1940s, we have a chance at stopping Zuckerberg’s Nazis in America in 2018.
The civil war which the Left has chosen to wage—by means of a virtual book burning whose flames are burning so high that a critical mass of people is beginning to notice—is not over yet.  But with the president shedding light on what is really happening in the country, the word is finally getting out.  CNN has largely been discredited, with Home & Garden Televisionand The Discovery Channel now beating CNN in the ratings (http://dailycaller.com/2018/07/03/cnn-loses-hgtv-ratings/).  This is bad news for Team Bibliocaust.  But it is good news for Team America.  In the meantime, with regard to censorship, President Trump has said, “Speaking loudly and clearly for the Trump Administration, we won’t let that happen.  Censorship is a very dangerous thing and absolutely impossible to police.  Let everybody participate, good and bad, and we will all just have to figure it out!”  Trump’s statement (https://www.marketwatch.com/story/trump-slams-social-media-companies-for-censorship-of-the-right-2018-08-18-131034641) is positive, reflecting the president’s trust in the people’s ability to solve problems, including the problem of deciding who to believe and who to distrust.  There is not a hint of the book-burner mentality anywhere in Trump’s statement.  Ray Bradbury once said, “I wrote Fahrenheit 451 not to predict the future, but to prevent it.”  It has become more than obvious that President Trump—a kindred spirit with regard to his desire to prevent tyranny—has a similar goal in mind.
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Chick-fil-A Caves to Leftists, Will Stop Donating to Christian Charities

One of America’s favorite fast food places has finally caved into the hate-filled demands of leftists and has announced it will no longer donate to Christian charities.

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One of America’s favorite fast food places has finally caved into the hate-filled demands of leftists and has announced it will no longer donate to Christian charities.

The nation’s favorite chicken sandwich place has been under fire from religion-hating leftists for decades over its frequent donations to organizations that espouse traditional Christian views against gay marriage and the radical homosexual lifestyle.

But on Monday, the company announced that it will no longer give to organizations that do not toe the radial LGBTQ line.

“We made multi-year commitments to both organizations and we fulfilled those obligations in 2018,” a representative for Chick-fil-A said, adding that its new donation scheme will focus on “education, homelessness and hunger.”

The restaurant reports that it intends to donate up to $9 million to charity include a $25,000 to a local food bank every time it opens a new location.

Critics say the change in practice was clearly made as the company looks to expand overseas, something it has not yet done much despite its success in the U.S.A.

“There’s no question we know that, as we go into new markets, we need to be clear about who we are,” Chick-fil-A President and Chief Operating Officer Tim Tassopoulos told Bisnow. “There are lots of articles and newscasts about Chick-fil-A, and we thought we needed to be clear about our message.”

A clue to the imputes for the change might be read into the company’s closing of its only British location which was shuttered in Reading, England, after rabid gay activists boycotted the place and threatened violence.

In the end, it is just another example of dangerous liberals getting their way by threats. But Chick-fil-A will not likely find sudden acceptance by the hate-filled left. Liberals have marked Chick-fil-A not for coopting, but for destruction. Rabid, slobbering, LGBTQ terrorists won’t be happy until the company disappears. This move by the restaurant will not in any way placate them.

Chick-fil-A has just sold out its principles for nothing.

And now, many of its loyal Christian customers will also abandon it:

As always, conservative satire site Babylon Bee had it just right:

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Veterans Day, 2019: Remembering America’s Beloved Veterans

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America is a singularly different nation where it concerns our military veterans, and not just on Veterans Days. We love them. We even have a national holiday to honor them. This is not so in most of the rest of the world. Elsewhere soldiers are not as loved as they are here in these great United States.

Is that because the United States is the Sparta of the world, loving war more than anything else? Hardly. In fact it’s because our soldiers bring peace wherever they go, not perpetual war.

In other countries, soldiers are often the dregs of society, living off the people while at the same time lording over them with machine guns and violence.

In other countries the military is feared by both the people and the government because all too often the army is used to take power and steal away the government for its own aggrandizement. There is no accident that the word “coup” is one rarely spoken in the USA unless when viewing foreign news.

In other countries when people see soldiers they fear them, they loathe them. In other countries they don’t want to sit near soldiers on public transportation, they avoid eye contact. Here we shake their hand and ask if they need anything.

In the USA we respect our soldiers because as a rule they respect We The People as much as they respect the law.

When an American sees a soldier an American feels pride, not fear. When an American learns of a fellow’s service, an American is compelled to thank him for that service.

So, from us to you, our dear military veterans, we thank you. We thank you for putting your lives on hold while serving us, while making sure we are safe and able to go about our business unafraid of danger, and time and again for putting your own safety at risk.

Happy Veterans Day to you all.

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Mike Rowe Blasts Student-Loan Crisis: ‘We’re Rewarding Behavior We Should Be Discouraging’

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Mike Rowe Blasts Student-Loan Crisis: ‘We’re Rewarding Behavior We Should Be Discouraging’

Mike Rowe blasted our country’s massive student loan debt as “nuts” saying that children are learning poor behavior by borrowing money they most likely won’t payback.

“This is why, in my opinion, we have $1.6 trillion of student loans on the books and 7.3 million open positions, most of which don’t require a four-year degree. We’re just disconnected. We’re rewarding behavior we should be discouraging. We’re lending money we don’t have to kids who are never going to be able to pay it back to train them for jobs that don’t exist anymore. That’s nuts.”

Watch the short clip below:

TDC:

If you want to know how Mike Rowe feels about something, just ask him. He’ll tell you in no uncertain terms.

Rowe, the host of “Somebody’s Gotta Do It” and former host of of the hit TV show “Dirty Jobs,” appeared Thursday on Fox Business to promote his new book “The Way I Heard It.” On the show, Rowe was asked by host Stuart Varney what he thought about the $1.5 trillion federal student loan debt.

“We have unintendedly maligned an entire section of our workforce by promoting one form of education, in my opinion, at the expense of all of the other forms,” he said.

“Forty years ago, colleges needed a PR campaign,” Rowe added. “We needed more people to get into higher education, but when we gave the big push for college back the in ‘70s, we did it at the expense of alternative education. In other words, we told people, ‘If you don’t get your degree, you’re going to wind up turning a wrench.’ ” More

Watch the full video below:

Got to love Mike, he’s this generation’s, Paul Harvey. As usual, he nails it! The left doesn’t care about exploding student loan debt, they only want free college so that they can get even more people into their indoctrination mills.

The government loan programs have made the American taxpayer liable for any student defaults. Neither the banks loaning the money or the universities have any liability for bad loan decisions. This is a travesty. 

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30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Thirty years ago today the dreaded Berlin Wall fell in Germany. It is a day that should be celebrated in every school.

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Thirty years ago today the dreaded Berlin Wall fell in Germany. It is a day that should be celebrated in every school, but a day few are remembering as more Americans than ever are falling for the lies of socialism.

The Berlin Wall fell on November 9, 1989, freeing half of an entire country from a 30-year-long prison sentence.

The loathsome wall was erected between the eastern and western sectors of the German city of Berlin starting in the year1961. On August 13 of that year, East German troops positioned themselves by the Brandenburg Gate and started sealing off the communist-controlled sector of the city.

The wall ran 155 kilometers around West Berlin and prevented all residents from being able to move freely between the east and west sectors.

The wall finally fell on Nov. 9, 1989, marking the beginning of the end of the communist-led regimes from Central Europe to Soviet Russia.

The wall was a prison made by communists and socialists to keep the western world out. It also served as a stark warning to citizens of the communist sector: cross and die. It is estimated that at least 80 East Berliners were gunned down by communist troops for trying to cross the wall to freedom in the west.

While the wall was intact, the world and modernity passed by the citizens of East Germany. East Germans will still living like it was 1961 when the wall finally fell.

Last week, a statue to Ronald Reagan was unveiled in Berlin to mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of the wall. Regan defied international convention and his own speech writers to deliver a searing speech on June 12, 1987, demanding that the Soviets tear down the Berlin Wall. It took another 2 years, but that wall finally fell.

This is the sort of prisons socialism builds.

And yet, today Democrats in America are increasingly fascinated by socialism and communism and more Democrats than ever would love to vote for a socialist.

It only goes to show how our left-wing educational establishment has failed this country.

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William Shatner Gets Into Epic Twitter Feud With Millennials

“Sweetheart, that’s a compliment for me.” -William Shatner. 😂

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William Shatner Gets Into Epic Twitter Feud With Millennials

“Star Trek” actor William Shatner got into a Twitter feud with millennials calling him a boomer: ‘That’s a compliment for me.’

He takes ‘entitled’ millennials to task in a heated Twitter exchange, calling one a diva and corrects her grammar after she blamed his generation for the ‘hardships’ she faces.

In case you didn’t know the phrase ‘OK Boomer‘ is used to show youthful annoyance at older people. 

Fox News:

“Star Trek” actor William Shatner got into a heated Twitter exchange with millennial users who incorrectly targeted him with the popular “OK Boomer” jab.

For those unfamiliar, “OK Boomer” is a popular phrase used to dismiss the opinions of baby boomers that younger people deem irrelevant or uninformed. Shatner was commenting on a back-and-forth between “Dancing with the Stars” host Tom Bergeron and viewers upset about Sean Spicer’s continued presence on the show when one of his followers directed the “OK Boomer” jab at the 88-year-old actor.

Shatner was born in 1931 and is, by definition, not a boomer. More

Boomer is the new dirty word to describe opposition to the socialist left. I love that he stands up to SJW’s, snowflakes and PC nonsense. Far better than the virtue-signaling celebrities that are now so prevalent.

Thank you, captain! I’d take Boomer over whiny, entitled millennial any day. I agree it’s a compliment even though I’m a gen X’er.

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Gov’t to Raise Vaping Age Limit to 21, Ignoring Black Market’s Role in Deaths

The feds are really missing the mark here.

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There are few instances in which our government is more inept than when it is attempting to tackle the issue of illegal drugs.  Sure, there are plenty of bonehead moves outside of drug policy, but there is little doubt that the war on drugs takes the cake.

First, let’s look at what’s legal and what’s not.

Opioids:  Perfectly legal to possess and use, so long as a doctor said so.  But these pain pills have become the plight of the suburbs, as their active ingredient is the same as we find in heroin.  Instead of track marks, your average suburban junkie could instead be having a glass of chardonnay at the local Applebee’s while getting loaded from the pills in their purse.

Adderall, which we give our nation’s youth:  Perfectly legal with a doctor’s note.  Again, this is nothing more than the corporately-manufactured version of methamphetamine.  Heck, even generic Adderall simply comes in a bottle marked “amphetamine”.  They aren’t even trying to hide it.

But marijuana, a plant that makes some people feel a little funny, is highly illegal at the national level.  Furthermore, the black market created by this prohibition has killed and incarcerated untold numbers of Americans – including a rash of vaping-related deaths earlier this year.

Those deaths, which were falsely attributed to e-cigarettes, came after counterfeit marijuana vaping liquids were cut with vitamin e acetate – a compound that will turn phase into a gas at vaping temperatures, but then reconstitutes itself as a gel-like liquid as it cools.  That meant that users were coating their lungs with the normally harmless substance, essentially drowning themselves from the inside, unknowingly.

Now, in a stunning act of ignorance, the federal government has decided to move against the e-cigarette companies as opposed to tackling the black market of counterfeit marijuana vape cartridges.

The United States plans to raise the age limit for vaping to 21, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday, adding that his administration would issue its final report on such products next week.

Trump, speaking to reporters at the White House, did not give further details about the administration’s regulatory plans or give a specific date for any announcements.

U.S. health officials have been sounding the alarm amid a nationwide outbreak of serous lung illnesses linked to vaping, and have raised concerns about the use of electronic smoking devices, particularly among youth.

To make matters ever more remarkably asinine, 21 years is already the legal age that you must be to purchase and use marijuana products in states where it is legal.  Were the federal government to nationally legalize marijuana it would not only completely decimate the black market that caused these deaths, but it would also decrease the number of underaged users at the same time, were they to adopt similar guidelines.

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Joy Behar Says Trump Rallies Are Full Of Paid Actors

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Joy Behar Says Trump Rallies Are Full Of Paid Actors

Joy Behar: Trump thinks his voters are stupid; rallies are fake, full of paid actors.

Joy Behar claimed the ad was fake just like the people who go to his rallies: “To me that says that the Republican party thinks that their constituents are stupid because it says nothing. Those are all paid actors just like the ones who go to his rally.”

News Busters:

Just when you think things can’t get any more ridiculous on The View, the hosts spend time whining the President’s son’s Halloween costume is insensitive to animals. On Friday’s show, they also complained about a 2020 Trump campaign ad, which Joy Behar declared was full of paid actors “just like the ones who go to his rallies.”…

Afterward, all of the hosts, saved for Miami resident Ana Navarro, cheered President Trump’s decision to move his home residence to Florida. Behar actually thought this would hurt President Trump because New Yorkers didn’t like Trump so that meant Floridians wouldn’t either when he moved there because #logic:

“When he lived in New York, New York did not vote for him. Now they’re going to get to know him a lot in Florida, they will not vote for him there either!” she gushed. The hosts went on to trash a 2020 Trump campaign ad against impeachment.

“There was not one black woman in that ad!” Hostin gushed, repeating “They couldn’t pay a black actress, enough money to be in it!” More

Joy Behar is so blinded by her hatred of Trump, that she has convinced herself that the support shown by people at his rallies cannot possibly be genuine.

She is just a talking head. She parrots all the lies, spews all the hate, regurgitates all the poison from the leftist MSM and Deep State trolls. She’s a puppet, that’s all.

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