'Mental instablity': Psychiatrists who called Trump dangerous want to testify on impeachment
What's a few more clowns and jokers at the assylum?
r/Whatcouldgowrong - ...Protesting in traffic
Traffic cone to the rescue!
LISTEN: Liberal Democrat Dershowitz Compares Democrats To Russian Secret Police Under Stalin, Blisters CNN
"Speaking on the John Catsimatidis radio show, famed attorney and liberal Democrat Alan Dershowitz blistered CNN for its coverage of the impeachment proceedings against President Trump, saying, “CNN has banned me from their airwaves. CNN will not allow me on their network because they don’t want a liberal Democrat to be telling their viewers the truth about the Constitution.” Dershowiz also ripped Democrats, comparing them to the Russian secret police under the murderous Russian dictator Josef Stalin, asserting, “The Democrats are now making up crimes.”
Catsimatidis prompted Dershowitz by asking, “Do the Democrats today think that the American public is so stupid on some of the things they’re doing?”
They’re very scary. They’re very frightening to any civil libertarian. Whether you’re a Democrat or Republican; whether you come from New York or the middle of the country, you should be frightened by efforts to try to create crimes out of nothing. The latest twist was people on television, particularly CNN and MSNBC, are saying that if the president or somebody else was to name the whistleblower in the Ukrainian situation, that person would be guilty of a crime. I said in the afternoon yesterday — searching the federal criminal statutes from beginning to end — I couldn’t find the crime. It reminds me of Lavrentiy Beria, head of the KGB, said to Stalin, he said, “Show me the man and I’ll find you the crime.” Which he really meant, I’ll make up the crime."
Beria was also indicating that the state should produce a large volume of criminalized rules and regulations thereby causing nearly everyone to become an accidental criminal. Progressives have been doing this for decades. The constant barrage of gun and ammo regulations is an attempt to create so much confusion that no gun or ammo buyer could ever be free from criminality. That way once the progressives have power, they can begin charging their enemies with crimes.
In the end, we will need to reset the scales to more highly value individual liberty, and personal responsiblity.
How to Serve Man – Air Mail
If Venezuela does not get rid of Maduro and socialism, it will follow suit with its own Holodomor.
My Socialist Hell: Living in Post-Electricity Venezuela
That's next year's article!
Exorcisms make a 21st century comeback in Minnesota, U.S.
The first is The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements (Perennial Classics) the second is From Paralysis to Fatigue: A History of Psychosomatic Illness in the Modern Era the third is Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds (Harriman Definitive Edition): The Classic Guide to Crowd Psychology, Financial Folly and Surprising Superstition.
We are in a period of great madness, get used to it.
Will Durham Investigation Tank Impeachment Efforts?
"If the recent moves by prosecutor John Durham are any indication, some important people have cause to be worried. After the investigation into the origin of the Russia probe became a criminal matter, many have speculated as to who might be in Durham’s crosshairs.
Sources familiar with Durham’s investigation recently told Fox News the prosecutor likely has evidence that crimes were committed. So who is guilty of wrongdoing, and how will the progressive left, who championed the failed Russia collusion narrative, react?
Indictments On The Horizon?
Durham recently elevated his investigation to criminal status, which broadens the powers of the authorities looking into the matter. It means he can subpoena witnesses, call a grand jury, and take other actions. Fox News’ source indicated that the prosecutor might know already who engaged in illegal activities.
“You do not impanel a grand jury at this point unless you are going to indict,” the source said. “Durham is at a point where he knows he has crimes and now the question is how many people were involved and they have a pretty good idea of that group of people and what the charges can be and whether or not they can get some cooperators.”
If the source is correct, it means Durham possesses much of the information he needs to issue indictments. Perhaps elevating the investigation gets him closer to uncovering the rest of the crimes. If this is true, Durham’s probe is likely to send the progressive left into a tizzy; they did not expect to be on the receiving end of this strategy. So how will the Democrats and their close allies in the corporate press react if the prosecutor files indictments and makes arrests? It seems they have already given us a clue.
How Will The Left React?
The Democrats have already placed Durham in their sights, and the leaders are rushing to condemn Attorney General William Barr for daring to investigate government officials for potential wrongdoing. With no sense of irony, they accuse the Justice Department of conducting a politically motivated investigation to harm Trump’s political opponents. This is what a lack of self-awareness looks like, folks."
During the early 1960s, there was widespread acceptance of US foreign policy because the older generations had lived through WWII, the Depression, and the preceding culture wars epoch. The older generations understood that the exuberance of the culture wars epoch had ground down triggering the Depression, and ultimately WWII. They wanted nothing but to keep this from happening again. They saw cultural and social conformity, hard work, religiosity, focus on family, and strict controls over foreign socialist adventurism as the keys to keeping another WWII crisis at bay.
The younger generation, the Boomers felt differently. They had no experience and were upset by the lack of individualism, the lack of personal freedom, and libertinism. This was principally driven by the birth control pill fueled sexual revolution.
By 1968, American youth had realized that the rationalizations for US foreign policy in Viet Nam were false, this combined with the facts that free sex did not have the same repercussion it would have had a decade before allowed the scales to fall from the eyes of the Boomers and they began to see that the government and the older generations were lying to them. (This was inaccurate but true. By that I mean the older generation continued to define the world by the parameters which they understood while the Boomers viewed the world by a completely different set of parameters. The result was Scott Adams Two Movies at the Same Time effect. In essence, the Boomers failed to see the problems in sexual freedom, or understand the actual reasoning behind the oldsters' desires to keep the world locked in amber with respect to foreign policy and socialism. The oldsters could not fathom the Boomers' demands. In the end, the Boomers won this battle since they were a huge generation of youthful, energetic and driven individuals.)
We are at a similar but reverse inflection point for the Millennials. They too will soon come to understand that the people in power over the past two decades have been lying to them. I believe that the Durham investigation, the DOJ Inspector Generals report on corruption in the DOJ and FBI, will trigger this epiphany. The results of the scales falling from the Millennials' eyes will be cynicism, and the emergence of critical thinking, and skepticism of the statements of the oldsters in power.
As the skepticism of the Millennials grows, so will their willingness to readdress the canards of the oldsters and so climate alarmism, and environmentalism will come under scrutiny and fail to meet the test since they are frauds. The Orange Man Bad religion and progressivism more generally will collapse under the weight of their lies and deceit.
These changes will touch off a tectonic shift in society, culture, politics, and even in the very models, we use to run business, government, and other large organizations. The bureaucratic model will finally come under scrutiny and ultimately be discarded as inferior, I have no idea what will replace it but get ready to say goodbye to it.
I doubt the Democratic Party can survive this change but renewal could happen. The progressive wing of the Republican Party will definitely not survive this transition.
I believe that Trump is the Gray Champion.
A $45,000 Loan for a $27,000 Ride: More Borrowers Are Going Underwater on Car Loans
"John Schricker took out a loan to buy a car in 2017. Then he took out another. And then another.
In two years, the 40-year-old electrician signed up for four auto loans, each time trading in the previous car and rolling the unpaid balance into the next loan. He recently bought a $27,000 Jeep Cherokee with a $45,000 loan from Ally Financial Inc. ALLY -0.75%
Consumers, salespeople and lenders are treating cars a lot like houses during the last financial crisis: by piling on debt to such a degree that it often exceeds the car’s value. This phenomenon—referred to as negative equity, or being underwater—can leave car owners trapped."
A word of advice, use credit sparingly, and never for rapidly depreciating assets like autos.
A recession will trigger first a wave of layoffs, then a wave of auto loan defaults, then a new housing problem as more and more people are forced into bankruptcy due to their auto loan profligacy and job loss. Yikes.
’M BEGINNING TO THINK THEY’RE JUST NOT VERY GOOD AT THEIR JOB
In the public sector, the miscreants are feted. Question not why our public sector is so deeply incompetent and inefficient.
Victim uses battle axe to fend off home invader
"A man is alive and well after he used an axe to fend off a convicted criminal who broke into his Oshtemo Township apartment late Wednesday night.
Ben Ball, 36, used a replica battle axe to keep the intruder at bay.
The 33-year-old suspect, Alex Lavell Rawls, is now in jail facing a charge of first-degree home invasion, which could put him in prison for a maximum of 20 years.
Ball says that the suspect dated his former roommate who left to get away. The suspect showed up at the apartment around 11:30 p.m., thinking she was there.
The suspect knocked on the door repeatedly, then kicked it in, while Ball was in his apartment playing video games and watching Rick and Morty.
Ball said he had reason to believe the suspect had a firearm.
“(The) door opened, (I) grabbed the axe, (then) step, step, hit.”
The axe hit the intruder at least once in the torso and then the two started grappling in the apartment destroying the place.
“There was a bloody mess everywhere,” Ball said.
Finally, the suspect gave up and made a run for it.
A neighbor called 911 and police showed up. Police K-9s followed the trail of blood to apprehend the suspect.
Kalamazoo County officials say the suspect spent the night in the hospital with substantial wounds before being transferred to the jail.
Whatever his reason was for kicking in the door, he probably was not expecting to run into a guy who spends his weekend battling other people with swords and axes.
Ball owns a lot of weaponry that he keeps around his apartment, like the kind Vikings and Barbarian warriors used.
When he’s not working at Applebees, he participates in events where people compete in ritualized combat.
“I’ve got a double-headed carbon steel battle axe that was homemade by a gentleman who has since passed. That’s what I call my baby,” Ball said.
Court records show the was discharged from the Michigan Department of Corrections in July. His criminal record includes assaulting and disarming a police officer and flee and eluding police.
Rawls is being held in the Kalamazoo County Jail as of Thursday.
Kalamazoo County Undersheriff Jim VanDyken said avoiding confrontation with a robber is usually the best course, but he says people have a right to defend themselves, especially in their own home.
Ball says he is glad he spent a lot of time practicing with that axe."