Wednesday, April 14, 2021

On the Gentle Train Ride in a Burma From Another Era

Brooms ready to be loaded onto a train. All aboard.

My best experience during this holiday was the train linking the villages of Nyaugshwe and Thazi, which took me on a (very) slow ride through the heart of the country. At an average speed of 20 kilometers per hour on a 240-kilometer journey, I had plenty of time to discover the country’s picturesque landscapes, but also to appreciate the kindness and harmonious lifestyle of local residents.

I wish for this photo essay to be a reminder of how peaceful a place Myanmar can be, and I truly hope this is just a temporary setback on the road to freedom. Stay strong and safe, Myanmar.

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Fly Over Vietnam in the 1930s via These Rare Black-and-White Shots

What if you had a time machine and traveled 90 years into the past with a drone?

First, you'd probably have to explain the advanced technology that allowed you to pilot a tiny machine at remarkable speeds through the sky. But once you convinced people you weren't a sorcerer or a technological genius, you'd be able to take some pretty amazing pictures of the rapidly changing Vietnam.

Alas, we don't have a time machine. But these photos take in the 1930s from an airplane do a good job of re-creating the experience. Taken by an unknown Frenchman, they reveal Saigon without a skyline, Vung Tau with no Jesus statue, Quy Nhon when it was just a small fishing village, and in general a lot more green space in Vietnam's cities and countryside.

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Rural Trump Voters Already Live in the Safe, Tolerant Utopia Leftists Claim to Want

 Gravel road to a traditional American farm with a red wooden barn in a rolling rural landscape in autumn. Beautiful fall foliage. Woodstock, VT, USA.

If I had to boil down the political wisdom I’ve learned over four decades of observing, studying, writing, and debating, it would be this…

Life in Rural America (which is where Republican Trump voters live and govern), is clean, safe and racially tolerant. Most places in America where life is dirty, polluted, dangerous, violent, and plagued with racial hate and race riots, are cities that are almost exclusively populated by and governed by Democrats.

Outside of these Democrat-run cities, America is peaceful, safe, clean, and racially tolerant.

What’s more, if you remove these Democrat-run cities from our national statistics, you will find an America that is overwhelmingly peaceful, safe, clean, and racially tolerant.

Nevertheless, Democrats and their fake-media allies still blame Republicans for all of their problems.

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NFL Star Brett Favre Blasts ‘Woke’ Sports, Says Fans Don’t Want Politics In Their Games


NFL legend Brett Favre weighed in on the increasing politicization of American sports and said that avid fans of sports are not interested in seeing sports mixed up with politics.

The retired football quarterback said political leanings and partisan movements are not welcomed in sports as die-hard sports fans watch sports only for sports, not politics.

“I think both sides, for the most part, want to see it just remain about the sport, not about politics. At least that’s my interpretation. I know when I turn on a game, I want to watch the game. I want to watch the players play and teams win and lose and come from behind,” Favre told Andrew Klaven in a recent interview.

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Early Access to FrankSpeak

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Marjorie Greene Issues a Direct Challenge to AOC

Marjorie Greene Issues a Direct Challenge to AOC

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has issued a direct challenge to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, inviting the progressive Democrat to a debate on Climate Change. 

@AOC I’d like to challenge you to a debate on the Green New Deal economic policy. Since you sponsored the Green New Deal and have a degree in Economics, I’m sure you are more than qualified. Cont’d..” Greene said in a Twitter thread.

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Minnesota Mayor: Police ‘Do Not Necessarily’ Need Weapons During Traffic Stops

The Brooklyn Center mayor’s assertion that police do not “need to necessarily have weapons for every traffic stop” comes the same week as the release of footage from the New Mexico State Police, illustrating how quickly a “routine traffic stop” can turn fatal for an officer.

Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott told reporters Tuesday that he does not believe officers need to have weapons during every traffic stop. His comments follow the shooting death of Daunte Wright on Sunday.

“I don’t believe that officers need to necessarily have weapons every time they’re making a traffic stop,” Mayor Elliott said in a video tweeted by the Washington Examiner. The mayor also said officers might not need weapons in other situations as well.

More BS @ Breitbart

A short tale of two co-existing UNEQUAL systems of justice........

 Via John

Justice System #1)   Black male cop shoots unarmed white woman:

Justice System #2)  White woman cop shoots unarmed black man:



America's media-poisoned well: This is what the twilight of a once great and free country looks and smells like.

                                   Cartoon of the Day

 This is what the twilight of a once great and free country looks and smells like.

With America's mainstream media acting as relentless co-prosecutors and character executioners, the well of fair and impartial jurors who can weigh evidence without fear of retribution has been irreversibly poisoned.

It's .springtime in America. In halcyon days, we'd ring in the new season with fresh starts and fragrant flowers. But in 2021, the arrival of April now ushers in yet another cycle of destructive urban riots – stoked and coddled by toxic journalists downplaying left-wing violence and demonizing all who dare call out the ruinous, race-based chaos for what it is.

On Monday, as vandals and looters tore apart Minneapolis again in the wake of a cop-involved shooting, a suburban police chief tried to report on the dangerous conditions outside his station.

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"Woke" companies may become worse than the Biden administration

 Via David

We've all seen how "woke" companies and corporations have bent the knee to progressive left-wing ideologies, and are actively working to promote them.  The antics of Facebook, Twitter and other social media companies before and after last November's election are too well-known to require comment.  Last week saw Coca-Cola and other big companies bend the knee to progressive pressure and condemn a new Georgia voting law that is more genuinely democratic and pro-free-election than many others in this country.  However, the corporations didn't care about that - only about the politically correct talking points they were spoon-fed by their political masters.

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High School Student Destroys SJW Teacher (Dated)

Mike Lindell's "Absolute Interference" [TRAILER]

Tucker fires back at criticism over immigration, voting comments

Can the Great ‘Awokening’ Succeed?

Wokeism is creating a future group of politically incorrect Trotskyites on a proverbial rendezvous with a Mexican ice pick, given that by birth they will never be woke enough for the new Stalinism.

We all know that we are living in revolutionary times. The origins, ascendence, values, laws, and future of the United States are all under assault by self-described, though accurately described, revolutionaries.

It is a Jacobin, Bolshevik, or Maoist moment. All aspects of life, well beyond politics, are now to be ideologically conditioned. Everything from kindergarten messaging, cartoons, workplace reeducation, and television commercials to college admissions, baseball games, and the airlines are to be “fundamentally transformed” along racial lines.

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Why Big Business Loves Black Lives Matter: No one should be surprised that BLM’s co-founder is buying million-dollar mansions.

 Via Billy

 Why big business loves Black Lives Matter

One reason Black Lives Matter is so difficult to talk about, and it elicits such a vast range of reactions, is that no one can pin down exactly what it is.

No decent human being could disagree with the assertion that the lives of black people matter – and if they don’t currently, then they should. But to agree with the claims made by protesters, activists and campaigners marching under the banner of ‘Black Lives Matter’ is a different question entirely.

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WATCH: CNN Director Bolts After Being Confronted By James O’Keefe Over Stunning Admissions Made On Video


Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe released a video of him confronting CNN Technical Director Charlie Chester after Chester made stunning admissions about the left-wing network’s partisan agenda while talking to an undercover journalist.

O’Keefe confronted Chester at a restaurant where Chester had been talking to the undercover journalist. The journalist got up and left the table and Chester was under the impression that she was going to return.

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NY Times Confirms: ‘Stand Down’ Order Given to Capitol Police During January 6th Riot

Via Billy                 


But a “secret history” of the 2020 campaign reveals that radical organizations, major corporations, and party operatives assessed that there would likely be a riot if Trump lost and they could blame the president for ‘inciting’ it. The Time article lays it out:

The New York Times has finally confirmed what many political observers had been saying all along about the Capitol riots: It was pre-planned, the Capitol Police knew it was coming, and authorities effectively gave a ‘stand down’ order.

A new 104-page report dropped by an internal investigator shreds authorities for intentionally hampering the police response on what has subsequently been claimed was a “coup,” an “insurrection,” and an attempt to “overturn” the results of the 2020 election.

The Inspector General of the Capitol Police laid bare all of the disturbing issues involved with the way the January 6th Electoral College security was mishandled.

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