Harris Wants Forced Equity?

The executive branch enforces the law and she seems to want equity to be legally required.

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Harris has been accused of being radically left in the past, but these accusations had stopped short of what she herself seems to be advocating today.

VP Hopeful tweets about equality of outcome.

If it didn’t come from here directly, this would’ve been dismissed as conspiracy theory. But this post has people wondering what’s going on.

It wasn’t long ago that Harris was specifically saying she was not a socialist.

Harris seems to have channeled the opinion of fringe crazies and implied the government should enforce Marxist like equality of outcome.

The Democratic campaign trail is in Pennsylvania today where Harris is scheduled to hold a campaign event.

For her, at least in part, she says this is a consumer choice issue.

By Michael Carver
November 2, 2020 10:05 AM

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Kidnapped American Rescued in Africa

“…They were playing with American Citizens, we can’t let that happen.” – Trump

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Last week, the State Department said that an American was captured. Early on Halloween, special forces rescued them.

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Trump announces the action.

Kidnapping for ransom has been on the rise in West Africa in general.

After working with local officials, Seal Team 6 and others from a joint operations force killed 6 out of the 7 captors.

The US Citizen was variously described as a Missionary or a Farmer.

No US Military were harmed.

By Michael Carver
November 1, 2020 1:03 PM

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NY Forces Testing

“Anyone who refuses to be tested must quarantine for 14 days.”

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Governor of NY announces interstate travel regulations which include mandatory COVID testing while saying that people won’t be “free to go” until they prove they are negative.

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The way this new process is framed and spoken of is reminiscent of New Zealand before they have established isolation camps for non compliant travelers.

Across the other ocean, the UK government has decided to institute another, now month long, lockdown.

As there is a minimum 3 day quarantine associated with this, even if you are negative, this should eliminate a significant portion of business travel.

One of the best games of 2013 was Papers, Please.

Cuomo believes New Yorkers should be proud of this.

By Michael Carver
November 1, 2020 8:10 AM

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Turley on the Internet

“A free and open forum for communication was the original and perfect design.”

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Once the internet broke free of the US military and academia, it became the “… the greatest single advancement in free speech since the printing press.”

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It united the world and gained the ire of authoritarian and repressive governments. When Twitter hit the scene in 2007 at SXSW, it came from this part of internet culture and “… was the ultimate expression of those free speech values …”

Over time, the Democratic party, while once a champion of free speech, has become the authoritarian advocate for censorship, and somehow Twitter has become the tool of this speech suppression.

“We do not need companies to protect us from harmful or “misleading” thoughts. The solution to bad speech is more speech, not approved speech.”

Even today, people feel like the concept of freedom is under attack by the authoritarian left.

At this time of writing, the primary source article had been shared 14 times by the publisher’s official mechanism

By Michael Carver
Halloween October 31, 2020 10:42 AM

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Real Estate Giant Moves to Texas from California

Hospitality, Restaurants, and Gaming having a tough time.

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Of the 5,000 or so employees CBRE has in California, it doesn’t expect to have to move many “Client Facing” positions.

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Government reaction to the pandemic has also negatively affected the hospitality industry, however those businesses can’t typically change location as easily as the companies that own buildings all over the country.

One Hundred Over the Park was unveiled in 2016

Local regulations even affect the private events of the rich and famous.

AirBnB is trying to help out by starting an endowment.

Despite all this, The Racino, granted a silly name, still expects to bring 400 jobs to the area.

By Michael Carver
October 30, 2020 5:17 PM

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Very Hairy Baby Girl

A little bundle of cute floof.

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A baby chimpanzee was born at the STL Zoo. Zoo officials announced the event about 5 hours after it happened, which was around 3:30 AM.

Baby chimps spend the first bit of their lives bonding with their mom and multiple generations of family.

The mother was born in Florida in 2001 and came to STL in 2007.

A rare thing, this is being considered a pick-me-up, rather light hearted news

Food service positions are available for the fall/winter season.

All mail to the newborn should be addressed at 1 Government Drive, Saint Louis, MO 63110

By Michael Carver
October 30, 2020 2:34 PM

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US Sells Iranian Oil

Look at me; I am the captain now.

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The US announced that it has sold the 1.1 million barrels of oil which it took from Iran. The Iranians wanted it to go to Venezuela.

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This is the oil that they took by capturing oil tankers back in August.

US Privateering action only cost the English around 300 million dollars in the Revolutionary War.

Surely, this was a profitable operation as this was about 40 million dollars of oil at the current market rate.

The America’s cup sailing competition might still happen, just with public safety considerations.

Some estimates say that these sorts of actions have costed Venezuela billions of dollars.

By Michael Carver
October 28, 2020 2:32 PM

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Nice Coffee by the Pandemic

Is it surprising that Consumer Reports has a coffee recommendation?

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The COVID response has affected the coffee sales industry in America. Perhaps counterintuitive, about half of it is McDonalds.

CGP Grey zooms about coffee.

Coffee trade itself has been down over the course of the year as well as retail coffee consumption in the US.

There is some suggestion that a trend to drinking coffee from alcohol caused or encouraged the Enlightenment.

The pandemic response from governments has people thinking of coffee consumption in different ways now.

Despite all this, billions of cups of coffee are still being drunk.

Car based coffee preparation systems are almost exclusively 12v machines.

By Michael Carver
October 28, 2020 11:06 AM

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Why is Election Integrity a Partisan Issue?

Like a coin, there are two sides to every story and the truth is probably like landing on edge.

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People talk about invalid mail in ballots as if they are necessarily innocent mistakes that should be overlooked, but signature verification is flawed and no verification would admit of fraud.

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Despite some people being unconcerned with the potential of mail in voter fraud, confidence in the election system is important.

In 2000 Frankie Muniz was part of a group that hosted the Kids Choice Awards.

The crux of the issue is that one side thinks identifying a voter’s identity enables confidence in the system and the other thinks it is voter suppression.

People are afraid of election fraud in Bosnia-Herzegovina too, where the election is on November 15th.

Over ¾ of a million ballots were disregarded in 2016 and 2018.

By Michael Carver
October 29, 2020 9:10 AM

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Germany to do More Lockdown

WHO says you shouldn’t do that?

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In what they are calling “Lockdown Light”, Germany is going on with its authoritarian pandemic response, puritanically targeting bars and restaurants despite contradicting evidence.

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The World Health Organization says that there are significant negative outcomes associated with implementing lockdowns while at the same time kinda trying to say they don’t say that.

France, Spain, and Italy are doing much the same as Germany.

While announcing the new measures, Merkel, who has been Chancellor since 2005, said the issue would be burdensome.

Oktoberfest was canceled this year for the virus.

This time, the lockdown is supposed to last for four weeks.

By Michael Carver
October 28, 2020 1:34 PM

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