Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Change My Mind

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Grant a Better General Than Lee? No.


A review of Grant and Lee: Victorious American and Vanquished Virginian (Regnery History, 2012) by Edward Bonekemper, III.

I don’t think a person of sound mind and impartial understanding of the so-called Civil War could get past the second paragraph of the introduction of Edward H. Bonekemper III’s book Grant and Lee: Victorious American and Vanquished Virginian without realizing that next 400 or so pages were going to be an exercise in intellectual endurance.

“Because Southerners were more greatly affected by the war and had a need to rationalize its origins and results, Southern-oriented historians dominated Civil War historiography for the first centery after the war. They created the ‘Myth of the Lost Cause’ and designed Lee as the god of this mini-religion.”

Good Lord.

Patriots' Day: The Forgotten History of America's Patriots' Day and What it Commemorates

 Patriots' Day: The Forgotten History of America's Patriots' Day and What it Commemorates

While it’s not celebrated too widely outside of New England, Patriots’ Day (or “Patriot’s Day” if you live in Maine) is a big deal there, primarily in the state where the Battles of Lexington and Concord actually took place – Massachusetts. For anyone reading this from New England who isn’t aware: No, you’re not getting the third Monday in April off so you can stay home and watch the Boston Marathon.

Even before the Declaration of Independence was written, there were the Battles of Lexington and Concord – the true beginning of the American Revolution. To be sure, this is something that had been brewing for some time. There was the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, and the Intolerable Acts. But the Battles of Lexington and Concord marked the first shots fired between Patriots and Tories, beginning what would eventually lead to the independence of the American colonies from the British Empire.

While the battles began as a small skirmish, they quickly became a bona fide fight – and a bridge from which the American rebels could not walk back.

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Brave New World: Coronavirus Authoritarians Building Massive Surveillance State

"Never let a crisis go to waste." Big tech is getting into bed with big government to build a massive surveillance superstructure that will monitor all of our movements - in the name of fighting coronavirus, of course. As Edward Snowden recently warned, these mechanisms of surveillance and oppression are not going to be dismantled once the virus is gone. They will remain"

Navy Reserve Nurse Explains Patient Care Aboard USNS Comfort

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IHME Researcher Ali Mokdad Who Is Behind Garbage Models Used by Fauci and Birx Was FORCED TO RETRACT A FAKE STUDY in 2005

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On Thursday, Dr. Ali Mokdad, a rep for the Bill Gates-funded IHME dodged questions about the low Coronavirus cases in Japan despite the country not  shutting down the country like the US. 
Ali Mokdad didn’t answer the question — because he has no answer.

The University of Washington IHME Center has been putting out numbers on the coronavirus pandemic for several weeks now… Each one was just as sketchy and inaccurate as the last.

It is important to note that the IHME models predicting hundreds of thousands of dead Americans had social distancing and total lockdowns baked into the projections.


Dr. Fauci Admits He and Dr. Birx Were the Two 'Experts' Who Persuaded Trump to Kill the Economy with Their Garbage Predictions of 2.2 Million Deaths!

The world’s cheapest, easiest to build semi-automatic 9x19mm firearm with no gunparts

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What is done cannot be undone.

The FGC-9 - the world's cheapest, easiest to build semi-automatic 9x19mm firearm is released to the public domain.

3D-Print the means of your own liberation.

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New Social Distancing Outfit

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Scarlett would proud!

BOMBSHELL: Memo Reveals When Chinese President Xi Knew Outbreak Was ‘Severe’ ‘Epidemic’

 BEIJING, CHINA - AUGUST 18: Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping attends a bilaterial meeting inside the Great Hall of the People on August 18, 2011 in Beijing, China. Biden will visit China, Mongolia and Japan from August 17-25.

Leaked documents reveal that Chinese Communist President Xi Jinping knew that the coronavirus outbreak in China was a highly contagious “epidemic” at the same time that China told the World Health Organization (WHO) that there was no “evidence of human-to-human transmission.”

These Places Will Be Re-opened First Under Trump's Post-Wuhan Coronavirus Roadmap

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 Reports: These Places Will Be Re-opened First Under Trump's Post-Wuhan Coronavirus Roadmap
Schools and daycares are at the top of the list concerning the first phase of re-openings but stressed that some areas might have to wait longer until a vaccine or some level of communal immunity is reached.
As we speak, President Trump is speaking to the media, part of his daily Wuhan coronavirus presser, where he stresses that the country needs to re-open. He’s right. In four to six weeks, some businesses might be wiped out. American workers are hurting. And there isn’t enough bailout money that can keep the enormity of the US economy afloat. It needs people to shop. It needs activity. It needs to re-open.

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CCP COVID-19 Models Triggering Economic Collapse Are ‘Garbage’: 'The Federalist' Co-Founder Sean Davis

 Via Billy

A "closed" sign in a restaurant door, left; a street scene of masked pedestrians, right.

Businesses have been destroyed and countless jobs have been lost because of scientific models predicting that the effects of the coronavirus epidemic would be devastating.

That would’ve been a necessary sacrifice to make, if not for the fact that those models were “garbage.”

That’s the take from prominent conservative and co-founder of The Federalist, Sean Davis, who called out the inaccuracy of models by the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation that are used by the White House.

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