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Livin’ in an Amish Paradise

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According to an article in the Washington Times, the Amish are on the rise. The article says the main reasons are two-fold: the traditionally high Amish birth rates coupled with an unusual absence of defection among Amish youths. You see, when Amish youths reach a certain age, they enter into a period of Rumspringa (lit., running around) in which they can experience the outside world. If at the end of this running around, they decide to stay in the Amish community, they are baptized and usually marry soon after. If the temptations of the world are too strong for them to resist, they leave the Amish community.
What recent studies are indicating is that very few Amish children are choosing to leave their communities. Apparently iPads/Pods/Phones, cheap sex, loose living… even electricity just aren’t enough to draw Amish kids away. But this trend is fairly recent. I don’t think it can be explained by a change in the Amish way of life… that’s been pretty static for some time. And it can’t really be explained by material differences between the Amish communities and the outside world. If anything, the outside world has become even more enticing with its material charms. But the outside world has apparently lost something in recent years that Amish communities still have.
What is it? I think it is community. More and more in recent years, American society has become more virtual, even more individualistic… less real. In contrast, Amish communities are just that… they are still communities. And they are real. A child who grows up knowing his neighbors, working with his hands, being self-dependent (but not independent)… what can modern America really offer him to replace that? Facebook? I recently received some “poke” suggestions on Facebook. As if it weren’t already impersonal enough.
I’m not saying we should all go back to Amish style living because I don’t think it is the lack of technology that makes the difference. What really matters here is real community. In light of my last article and the obvious decline of morality among our youths, perhaps you can do some good by just getting to know your neighbors, organizing a community garden, spending some time teaching your kids a useful skill, etc. If your kids grow accustomed to real things, they will be a whole lot less likely to get drawn in by virtual relationships and  fake promises. (Hint: I might be referring to political promises here…)

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Hollywood Moonbat: GOP Legacy Will Be ‘the Many Deaths of Innocent People’

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Rosanna Arquette falsely blames President Trump and the GOP for the coronavirus’ deaths in the US.

“The United States of America has more cases of coronavirus then any country in the world. this all could have been avoided had we had a real leader who cared about the American people and not just profit. this will be the Gops legacy. the many deaths of innocent people. shame .”

Breitbart:

Actress Rosanna Arquette said that U.S. coronavirus deaths could have been avoided if the country had a “real leader who cared about the American people.” She also said the “deaths of innocent people” will be the legacy of the Republican party.

In a tweet on Thursday, the Desperately Seeking Susan and Pulp Fiction star cited reports stating that the U.S. now has more cases of coronavirus than any country in the world. But those figures have been met with widespread skepticism due to the unreliability of China’s reporting.

Rosanna Arquette made a veiled attack on President Donald Trump, implying that he doesn’t care about the American people. More

Rosanna Arquette is a despicable, ignorant person. She should have blamed China, you know, that place of origin!
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George Soros is Funding the Anti-Trump Coronavirus Campaign

Anti-American billionaire George Soros has just pumped millions of dollars into a campaign to attack Trump over the coronavirus.

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Another reason not to believe what the media is saying about the coronavirus is the fact that anti-American billionaire George Soros has just pumped millions of dollars into a campaign to attack Trump over the coronavirus.

One of the Democrat Party’s leading super PACs is set to start attacking Trump over his response to the coronavirus, and they are getting a lot of help.

Priorities USA Action has just accepted $3 million from the world’s leading enemy to the American people, George Soros.

According to the Washington Free Beacon:

Priorities USA Action—the Democratic Party’s largest super PAC—will spend $6 million this week on advertisements criticizing Trump for his response to the coronavirus pandemic. The ads will run in Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. The PAC received $3 million in contributions from Soros’s Democracy PAC on Feb. 21, new filings show. Soros’s seven-figure donation accounts for 77 percent of the $3.9 million the PAC reported hauling in last month.

The Priorities USA Action campaign is part of an upcoming effort to use the coronavirus as a weapon to destroy Trump… in a long chain of weapons that have thus far failed to inflict any lasting damage to the president.

The Beacon adds:

As part of this plan, Priorities USA has said it intends to spend upward of $150 million against Trump in states like Michigan and Wisconsin. The PAC has hauled in $27 million since January 2019. Its largest donor has been billionaire hedge fund manager Donald Sussman, who has given the group $8 million this cycle. Soros is now the group’s second-largest donor at $5 million.

So, there you have it.

Even as the Democrats refuse to help Americans through this crisis by voting to pass the relief bills, they are using the virus as a weapon to attack their opponents.

Democrats do not care about you, America.

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Pelosi and Schumer Making Non-Coronavirus-Related Demands While Holding Up Relief Bill

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Senior GOP source: Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are making non-coronavirus-related demands while holding up a relief bill to help Americans.

(1) Direct checks to American workers, (2) hundreds of billions in loans to small businesses, and (3) aid to hospitals. Yet the hastily-cobbled-together Democratic talking points pretended as if these consensus provisions had been gutted in favor of a secret corporate giveaway, with no safeguards or strings. This was a fabrication and a wild mischaracterization of reality:

Townhall:

I’d call this unbelievable, but is it? On Sunday evening, Senate Democrats filibustered a bill designed to provide immediate relief to American workers and businesses, in the midst of a global pandemic and its resulting economic stoppage. The upper chamber worked through the weekend to hammer out a legislative outline, on a bipartisan basis. Ideas from both parties were put into the plan, leading to an agreement in principle on a broad framework. Then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived back in town and announced that she would torpedo the bill, then her Senate counterparts abandoned it.

They blamed a “slush fund” for corporations. Republicans dispute this claim — but even setting it aside, the bulk of the bill was bipartisan (Schumer himself hailed the bipartisanship over the weekend) and contained: (1) Direct checks to American workers, (2) hundreds of billions in loans to small businesses, and (3) aid to hospitals. Yet the hastily-cobbled-together Democratic talking points pretended as if these consensus provisions had been gutted in favor of a secret corporate giveaway, with no safeguards or strings. This was a fabrication and a wild mischaracterization of reality. More

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Taliban Commander Blown Up By His Own Bomb

Jihadi work accident!

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The provincial government in a statement said an explosion triggered by a roadside bomb, ripped through the vehicle of Mawlavi Zakir alias Mutmaeen, one of the commanders of Taliban, reported Khaama Press.

Khamma Press:

A roadside bomb explosion killed a Taliban commander and his security guard in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

The provincial government in a statement said an explosion triggered by a roadside bomb, ripped through the vehicle of Mawlavi Zakir alias Mutmaeen, one of the commanders of Taliban.

The statement further added that the incident took place on Wednesday morning in Marki Khel area of Sherzad district.

The explosion killed the Taliban commander and his security guard but did not hurt anyone else, the statement added. More

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Breakthrough: Drug Study Show Chloroquine May Defeat Coronavirus

Dr. Anthony Fauci, announced that the first trial vaccine for the coronavirus is already being tested.

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The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci, announced that the first trial vaccine for the coronavirus is already being tested.

The trial taking place in Seattle, one of the places where the virus has been at its worst in the U.S.

The test, which includes 45 people age 18-55, consists of two injections, one at zero days, one at 28 days. The individuals will then be followed for one year. The trial results are still months away.

However, Fox News host Laura Ingraham revealed that the decades-old anti-viral drug Chloroquine has already been found to cure the virus in infected patients.

Ingraham spoke to Dr. Gregory Rigano, who is involved in the study, to talk about the drug.

Dr. Rigano said his study found that those coronavirus patients who took hydroxy-chloroquine were free of the disease in 6 only days.

Dr. Rigano also appeared on Tucker Carlson’s show and said that the treatment seemed to be 100 percent effective.

Forbes magazine also reported:

An old malaria and autoimmune drug is showing promise as a potential treatment for COVID-19 – although health officials are urging caution until clinical trials are done.

The drug, hydroxychloroquine, sold under the brand name Plaquenil, was reported March 9 in Clinical Infectious Diseases journal to be effective at killing the virus in laboratory experiments. In a letter in Cell Discovery Wednesday, the study’s authors, mainly from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Wuhan, wrote, “(W)e predict that the drug has a good potential to combat the disease.”

“Repurposing established drugs like Plaquenil — which was approved in 1955 — may be a quick, safe and economical way to attack emerging illnesses,” the magazine added.

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DOJ Drops Case Against Russian Troll Farm Indicted by Robert Mueller

Now the U.S. Department of Justice has finally dropped the case against the Russian troll farm that Robert Mueller indicted two years ago.

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It was always a meaningless case, and now the U.S. Department of Justice has finally dropped the case against the Russian troll farm that Robert Mueller indicted two years ago.

You may recall that when special council Mueller indicted the troll farm, he essentially claimed they were the heart of the “attack” on the U.S. elections in 2016.

This was always a bunch of do-nothing nonsense meant to make it look like Mueller was “doing something.” After all, there is no way that the U.S. government was going to get a whole bunch of “Russian trolls” to the U.S. to put them on trial.

Now, the DOJ has finally decided to take a pass on the prosecution.

According to Fox News:

Late Monday, with jury selection in the case set to begin in just two weeks, a federal judge granted the DOJ’s motion to kill the prosecution for several counts of conspiring to defraud U.S. agencies tasked with combating election interference. The government acknowledged the Russian companies were never likely to actually face punishment anyway and cited possible national security risks with going forward to trial.

Mueller indicted 13 individuals and alleged criminal action.

But despite Mueller’s overexcited proclamations, not a single bit of evidence ever came to light that these people changed any votes or even affected any voters.

Of the 13 Russians and three Russian companies charged by Mueller in the social media disinformation effort, Concord was the sole defendant to enter an appearance in Washington’s federal court and contest and the allegations. Mueller’s 37-page indictment said the actions detailed by prosecutors dated back to 2014. (Mueller later brought separate charges in the summer of 2018 against other entities related to a hack of Democrats’ emails.)

The truth is, there was never really any proof that these “Russian trolls” had any effect whatsoever on the 2016 elections.

The case was always window dressing to make it look like Mueller was succeeding in finding out what happened.

Dropping the case made sense. It was meaningless in the first place.

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People Also Lining Up to Buy Guns and Ammo During Coronavirus Scare

The media is filled with stories of runs on hand sanitizer, food, and toilet paper, but people are also lining up for guns and ammo.

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The media is filled with stories of runs on hand sanitizer, food, and toilet paper, but people are also lining up for guns and ammo.

One gun buyer told USA Today that he is ready in case the looting starts.

“There’s so much uncertainty and paranoia but you’ve got to protect your own,” Ralph Charette, 71, told the paper.

Charette says he spent $1,500 at a gun shop in Germantown, Wisconsin, after seeing stories on TV about panic buying going on across the country.

Of course, there have been stories about toilet paper disappearing off the store shelves, people trying to corner the market of hand sanitizer, and food being whisked away by panicked customers.

So, Charette is taking precautions.

Germantown, Wisconsin, is not the only place gun buyers are lining up:

Per the paper:

Lengthy lines formed outside the Martin Retting Guns store in Culver City, California, on Sunday morning, before the store opened. People said the line Saturday was so long, extending around the block, so they decided to come back and try again.

“People are scared,” Los Angeles resident Drew Plotkin said. “There’s a lot of panic in the world and people want to be protected for the worst-case scenario.”

“It’s better to be prepared than to not be prepared. I already stocked up on food. Ammo was just the next step,” another gun owner said.

Hard to fault the logic, isn’t it?

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