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The Pyramids, the President and the De-Evolution of Intelligence

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I’ve long since come to realize that I ask too many questions. That seems to be the consensus. Too many questions for the comfort of other people. Too many questions probably for my own good.
Of late, I’ve been thinking about evolution theory. It’s far from proven in my reckoning. The gist of course is that humans have developed — evolved — from lesser life forms to become the intelligent species that we are today. With that idea comes the notion that we should be getting smarter by Darwinian rules.
But it seems more likely that the opposite is true. Instead of becoming smarter, I think we’re becoming stupider — we’re de-evolving. The way of the world seems to be that things wind down and fall apart. Why should it be any different with human intelligence?
Come back with me now in your mind to a time when children played outside, television was called “books,” and hamburgers tasted like meat.
Surprisingly, it wasn’t that long ago. And since the aforementioned changes occurred just within my own lifetime, I can’t help but marvel at what must be a vast and ever-widening gulf between our current generation and those in the far past.
I can recall when I was a child still in elementary school and, purely for the sake of some mental stimulation, I would ransack my father’s library and inevitably find myself curling up on the living room couch with a book by some author like Chaucer, Doyle, Poe or even the occasional Greek such as Homer.
Sometimes, inspired by books we had read on the subject, my friends and I would go hunting for “dinosaur bones,” which invariably involved what today would be unthinkable amounts of digging in the sunshine. Such activities were encouraged by our parents (except for the time we threatened to undermine the corner of my house) — and we actually dug out most of what eventually became a koi fish pond with the help of some additions from the adult “management.”
The insides of our various clubhouses (designated Bases Alpha, Beta and Gamma and used to fend off many foreign invasions) were decorated with pictures of airplanes, cars, monsters, scientists both mad and sane, and some mysterious equations generated from our many discussions of space, time travel and high-energy physics as we understood them at the ripe ages of 5 to 10.
I even recall having intense debates over whether Lancelot du Lac or Gawaine was the better knight and whether either of them could have bested the Viking Sigurd.
The point of all this isn’t merely to reminisce, nor to assert that we were any sort of geniuses. We were just normal kids for the time who liked to read, ask questions and indulge our curiosity, and it’s stood all of us from the old ‘hood  in good stead throughout our lives.
Flash forward to a couple of years ago, when I was teaching comic book drawing to a group of homeschooled kids, who are invariably brighter than average. Just to demonstrate that the skills they were learning needn’t be limited to comic books, I showed them various pieces of artwork, including one book cover for an old fantasy roleplaying game about Robin Hood.
To my surprise, the children did a double take. They were confused that what I was holding in my hand was a game. Did it have a disk inside? they asked. I replied no. One of the kids nodded knowingly, “Oh, you mean it’s a computer manual.”
Again I replied no, and I explained that it was a book with information about the legend of Robin Hood and some rules about how to portray one of the Merry Men in a Nottingham adventure. I added that to play, you didn’t use a computer, just the book, some dice and your imagination.
You could have knocked the kids over with a feather at that point. The idea of using a book and imagination as a game had never occurred to them, as they were so used to video games as their primary form of play.
By that point, I was afraid to ask but just had to know how many of them even knew who Robin Hood was. Only one out of a dozen or so could give me an answer.
Then I took a leap and asked if anyone would be interested in learning how to play the game. The response was underwhelming to say the least. Near-zero curiosity.
Cut to today. In the current political season, we have a president who is manufacturing the most blatant lies about his opponent, and whose own past meanwhile is shrouded in secrecy.
Yet, the media and liberal voters are so completely incurious about this man that they can’t be bothered to ask the most basic questions about where he comes from or whether his allegations against Mitt Romney are fabricated.
Instead, there is a broad segment of society that will swallow anything President Obama or his lackeys say without hesitation, like fish gulping flakes of food showered on their heads.
This attitude manifests itself not only as a lack of curiosity, but also as outright disdain for anything beyond the bounds of what is already believed by these people. Just try challenging a liberal and time how long it is before they’re calling you Hitler.
The odd thing is, I’m not certain this love of ignorance is confined to our own country. In fact, it seems to be manifesting itself on a global scale.
Take the current example of Egypt. With the help of Obama, the Muslim Brotherhood has successfully elected one of their own to the presidency — another matter Obama’s followers won’t ask questions about.
Barely in power, the Brotherhood is already entertaining suggestions that it should destroy the pyramids.
Everyone knows the pyramids, symbols of the most ancient of times. Although they’ve been studied for centuries, they and other Egyptian monuments still have their secrets, and they have much to teach us.
The ancient Egyptians at the very least knew techniques of construction that are lost to us modern “geniuses,” so full of ourselves. Their medical knowledge was advanced, and their culture was intricate, highly artistic and sophisticated. And though disputed by “mainstream” scholars, there is evidence that suggests the ancient Egyptians may have even known something of science such as about aerodynamics and electricity.
Compared to the ancients, the modern Egyptians are little more than yammering barbarians, who thoughtlessly burned museums and plundered or smashed countless artifacts at the drop of a hat.
To destroy the pyramids would be the crowning achievement of such ignorant savages. And it’s all been encouraged up to this point by the man currently residing in the White House.
I don’t know how Obama’s followers can not question their leader, his skills, his worthiness, even his sanity in allying us with the Muslim Brotherhood, because it all raises many questions in my mind.
Something seems to have gone horribly wrong in our ability to think clearly.
I can’t determine whether this sort of willful ignorance is something new, a sign of human decay, or whether it’s always been there under the surface of civilization throughout history.
But I do know that those of us who respect learning and rational thought need to demand answers to the many questions surrounding the man seeking to be president for four more years lest we, like the pyramids, find ourselves targeted for obliteration.

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Singer Issues Vulgar Statement After His Song Was Played During Phoenix Trump Rally

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Singer Issues Vulgar Statement After His Song Was Played During Phoenix Trump Rally

The frontman for Panic! At The Disco, slammed the Trump campaign after Trump walked out to one of the band’s songs before his event in Phoenix, Arizona.

“Dear Trump Campaign, F— you. You’re not invited. Stop playing my song. No thanks, Brendon Urie, Panic! At The Disco & company,” he tweeted.

In a second tweet, Urie addressed “Everyone Else,” urging them to “vote this monster out” and added a link to help people get registered to vote.

“Dear Everyone Else, Donald Trump represents nothing we stand for. The highest hope we have is voting this monster out in November.”

“Donald Trump represents nothing we stand for. The highest hope we have is voting this monster out in November. ” Since the left stands for violence, assault, arson, murder, killing babies, beating up old people, stealing, destroying people’s homes, destroying businesses yeah, they’re correct. President Donald Trump stands for none of that.

WJ:

As the presidential election nears, celebrities across the nation have been voicing their disapproval for President Trump more than normal.

Last week, rock-and-roll legend Bruce Springsteen criticized Trump on his SiriusXM show, and most recently, pop-rock band Panic! at the Disco’s Brendon Urie voiced his opinions on the president.

Following Trump’s rally in Phoenix, Arizona, on Tuesday evening, Urie discovered that the band’s hit song “High Hopes” was played during the event.

Urie published a strongly-worded tweet aimed at Trump and his campaign that same night. More

Funny how these musicians sell-outs get mad when people buy the rights to use their music. Did Brendon Urie consider that this is the first time many Americans have ever heard of him?

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BREAKING: Biden’s Staff Leaked Who The Campaign Is Vetting For Cabinet Positions… Here They Are!

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Team Trump: Joe Biden’s staff leaked who the campaign is vetting for cabinet positions!

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Michael Flynn Victory: Federal Appeals Court Rules District Judge Must Drop Charges

A huge win for Michael Flynn!

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A federal appeals court today ordered a lower court to allow the case against former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn to be dismissed, as requested by the Justice Department.

The abrupt ending came in a 2-1 ruling and order from judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

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A three-judge panel on the US Court of Appeals in Washington, DC, ordered the federal judge overseeing the case against Michael Flynn to dismiss the prosecution on Wednesday, marking another big twist for the most high-profile former Donald Trump official to face criminal charges from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.

In a 2-1 decision, the appeals court also overturned US District Judge Emmet Sullivan’s decision to bring in a retired federal judge and veteran prosecutor to argue against the Justice Department’s motion to dismiss Flynn’s case. Sullivan had scheduled a July 16 hearing to weigh whether or not to toss out the case against President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser.

The appeals court ruled that Sullivan does not have the authority to prolong Flynn’s prosecution or examine the Justice Department’s motivation for wanting to drop the case.

“This is not the unusual case where a more searching inquiry is justified,” Judge Neomi Rao, a Trump-appointed judge, wrote in the majority opinion. Rao was joined by Judge Karen LeCraft Henderson, an appointee of President George H.W. Bush.

The appeals court’s decision is a major victory for the former national security adviser, whose legal team has argued for months that the government  unfairly targeted him for political reasons. More

The DC Court of Appeals in NOT a bastion of conservatism. They did the right thing. Good for them. That is what Judge Emmet Sullivan gets for being an activist judge instead of an impartial one. Now it’s time to start the process to remove Judge Sullivan for abuse of power and political bias.

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Laura Loomer Drops Truth Bomb On Democrat’s Plans To Defund Our Police

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Laura Loomer Drops Truth Bomb On Democrat’s Plans To Defund Our Police

Laura Loomer is about to release her first campaign ad telling the truth about the Democrat’s plans to defund our police.

Her goal is to get this video in front of all 136,000 Republicans and 158,000 independents within the next few days – THREE TIMES. To do that, she needs to raise $21,975 in the next 48 hours.

Please donate to help Laura win this!

Florida Republican congressional candidate Laura Loomer is surging ahead of Nancy Pelosi’s puppet Lois Frankel. Why? Because Americans want Law & Order while Democrats want total chaos!

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Capital Hill Autonomous Zone Beefs Up Border Wall, Deports Conservative Visitors

This all sounds a little…fascist…doesn’t it?

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Something strange is occurring in Seattle, and it is quickly becoming the talk of the nation.

In the Capital Hill district of the Washington State capital, police were forced to abandon the 13th Precinct some days ago, during hearty demonstrations spawned from the death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police.  In their absence, protesters took control of approximately six city blocks, renaming the area the “Capital Hill Autonomous Zone”, and warning visitors that they would be “leaving the USA” as they stepped into Free Cap Hill.

And while this quasi-secession appears to be led by the far left, they are seemingly resorting to some fairly “fascist” tactics…at least by their own standards.

Seattle, Washington’s Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) — formed by anarchists, Antifa members, and Black Lives Matter activists — has set up a border wall surrounding its perimeters and is seemingly conducting ‘deportations’.

CHAZ, a six-square block autonomous zone, has clear and precise borders made up of mostly vehicle barriers and various forms of fencing.

Photos from CHAZ show the border controls:

A sign is seen on a barrier at an entrance to the so-called “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone” on June 10, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. (David Ryder/Getty Images)

Barriers are seen on a street leading to the Seattle Police Departments East Precinct on June 9, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. (David Ryder/Getty Images)

A protester uses a scope on top of a barricade to look for police approaching the newly created Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) in Seattle, Washington on June 11, 2020. (JASON REDMOND/AFP via Getty Images)

Furthermore, there appears to be an issue with free speech within the CHAZ.

On Thursday, reporter Julio Rosas captured a moment where CHAZ occupants kicked out a man who said he was a pro-life activist and had been live-streaming from inside the autonomous zone.

The man was taunted by a mob as he was kicked out. The process was far less technical and impartial than the deportation process of the United States federal government.

Protesters in other US cities have also begun to consider creating their own “autonomous zones”, including in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Next Trump Rally’s Date and Location Offends Kamala Harris

The White House has pushed back against the suggestion that the timing and the location were purposeful. 

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Despite the risk that still exists due to coronavirus, President Trump is itching to get back out on the campaign trail.  This is where he excels.  It’s his comfort zone.  The opposite could not be truer for his opponent in 2020, either, which means that the Trump campaign is almost certainly relying on these tour de force performances to put distance between these candidates.

In Tulsa, on Friday, June 19th, Trump will return to the stage, much to the chagrin of his loyal base.

Kamala Harris, however, is not at all amused.

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) torched President Trump on Thursday over the president’s plan to hold a campaign rally in Tulsa, Okla., on Juneteenth.

In a tweet, Harris linked to a Los Angeles Times story that noted that Trump’s June 19 rally would take place in a city that was the site of a racist riot and massacre in 1921.

“This isn’t just a wink to white supremacists—he’s throwing them a welcome home party,” the senator tweeted.

June 19th, also known as Juneteenth, is a day that many Americans celebrate the end of slavery, as it corresponds with the day that the last slaves in Texas were read the emancipation proclamation back in 1865.

The White House has pushed back against the suggestion that the timing and the location were purposeful.

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Trump Rally Attendees Will Sign COVID-19 Liability Agreement Before Event

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President Trump will be returning to full-throated campaigning in just a weeks’ time out in Oklahoma, and at a time in which much of the nation is again concerned about coronavirus.

In several states, the numbers aren’t looking good.  Thanks to Americans’ generally annoyed take on COVID-19, and public gatherings for Memorial Day and protest, cases of the novel coronavirus are on the rise in several parts of the country.

Given the situation, President Trump’s team will be asking attendees at the upcoming Tulsa rally to sign a special waiver.

The sign-up page for tickets to President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa next week includes something that hasn’t appeared ahead of previous rallies: a disclaimer noting that attendees “voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19” and agree not to hold the campaign or venue liable should they get sick.

Trump’s reelection campaign announced Thursday that the president’s next “Make America Great Again” rally will be held June 19 at the BOK Center.

The intent of the waiver was quite clear.

At the bottom of the registration page for tickets to the upcoming Trump campaign rally is a disclaimer notifying attendees that “by clicking register below, you are acknowledging that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present.”

“By attending the Rally, you and any guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.; BOK Center; ASM Global; or any of their affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, or volunteers liable for any illness or injury,” the notice states.
President Trump recently sparred with the Governor of North Carolina over health-related restrictions he was placing on the Republican National Convention, with the war of words eventually causing the RNC to move out of North Carolina to an as-of-yet-unknown location.
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