Well that was a disappointing mish-mash of mostly unimportant stuff.

Some alternatives could have been the stunning revelation that the FBI bribed Steele for evidence to support the Russia hoax, and when he didn’t, they went with the lie anyway. The emancipation declaration of Tulsi Gabbard was delicious, and then there was the Saudis once again humiliating Biden by revealing he tried to talk them into postponing their announcement of drilling reductions until after the election.

Looking forward to more substance from Nellie next week.

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If any of you dared wade into the cesspool that is the main political page on reddit, r/politics (8.2 million subscribers), this week you'd see that the recent decision by Saudi Arabia to cut oil production is part of a grand conspiracy theory to re-elect Trump, who remains the gravest threat to democracy and that the midterms really boil down to whether or not you think Jan. 6 was a bad thing. It's crap like that that make it so Biden can have a higher approval rating than Trump while far fewer people approve of the country's general direction.

I live abroad (it's why I can usually comment soon after stories are published around 4 am EST) so I often video chat with my sister in Wisconsin. This week, I called her in the evening her time. Her son was out in the front yard playing football with neighborhood friends as the sun set. She kept the video on them as we talked for awhile. It was the most at peace I've felt in a long time. I don't have any answers to the issue I raised last week - how do we get the people who need it the most to read fact-based reporting like what is found here at CS - and every time I go on mainstream or popular social media news sites my anxiety goes through the roof. I don't think there is an answer, though I really appreciated the hundreds of comments I received last week, and I'm no longer going to look for one. I bought a ring this week and will soon propose to my girlfriend. I'm driven to this decision by my love for her, but the article from this week about having a large family helped motivate me to step up and make it happen. It's time I started a family. I hope you all have a great weekend!

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Every year Nobel Prize becomes more and more irrelevant. First it was Nobel Prize for Peace, when you see list of laurates, it looks like every second is in reality war criminal (Kissinger, Barack Obama, European Union, Abiy Ahmed just to name a few). Lets wait several years to find out more about this Ukrainian "peace organization" and what they actually do.

Now Nobel Prize in Economic is also joining decay, Ben Bernanke was architect of balling out the banks, while letting homeowners be thrown under the bus. This prize is slap in the face to every person in US that had to suffer during 2008 financial meltdown, while bankers on Wall Street were saved by US Tax dollars.

At this point, Nobel Prize is more indication that you are crook, than that you are decent human being.

Irony is, that in next several years Bill Gates will get one, man it will be such slap in the face when it happens.

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Oct 14, 2022Liked by Nick Gillespie

Two topics I would like to see covered—-

What is going on in China? Teetering economy, housing collapse, loss of middle class wealth, drought, lockdowns, social monitoring. Are the lockdowns for Covid, or are they to keep the lid on some very angry people?

Also—-erosion of the dogma on vaccines. Just what safety data existed before we all lined to for the jab, and what are we learning now?

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You side stepped several stories....Paypal, Tulsa Gabbard, FBI bribe for "the hoax" ... what gives? ...you mention bidens phone call to his son which was sweet and loving, but you don't mention him stating his son Beau died in Iraq which shows dementia or lying....

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What about the PayPal story? That step towards real fascism deserves a highlight, no?

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“Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been ordered to pay $965 million to 15 plaintiffs after losing a defamation suit”


Meanwhile conspiracy theorists Rachel Maddow and Bernie Sanders will be ordered to pay $0 for directly causing the congressional baseball shooting with knowing lies about Russia and healthcare.

Rachel Maddow doesn’t get enough credit for being an even bigger bag of shit than Alex Jones is.

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Please stop citing the NY times!

I am 74 so I will use the vernacular of the back then

" The ny times is such a piece of shit rag I would not wipe my ass with it."

Put the NY times out of business and the first step is stop referencing their articles.

Repeat stop referencing their articles.

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Thank you for the interesting round up. How lovely that Nellie will be back next week!

I will agree to disagree with you on whether or not children with gender dysphoria should be allowed to undertake life altering medication when the long term outcomes are not fully known, even if their parents or guardians agree (adults over 25 -- the age when the brain stops growing are different matter). Correct me if I am wrong but as far as I am aware, there is no reliable test for those children who will make peace with their bodies and those who will suffer from the mentally crippling gender dysphoria for the rest of their lives. Until such a test is developed, then watchful waiting must be the gold standard, not unconditional affirmation, complete with irreversible medication and surgery.

Here is my offering for the week on things happening in the UK:

This is Northumberland Calling 14.10.22

Because it is interesting to see the slow motion car crash of a formerly untouchable charity. It is a bit like pulling one thread and a complicated edifice starts tumbling showing the rottenness behind.

Mermaids safeguarding failure (again) Digital manager liked to dress as a schoolgirl and posted explicit artwork including photos of himself. He apparently participated the residential programme where there were vulnerable children. Mermaids says that the person no longer works for them. It would appear the position is now being advertised, but it still does not answer the question of why he was employed in the first place. According to the former digital manager’s Linked-In page, the person in question worked at Mermaids until October 2022. The Times article archived: https://archive.ph/IMZKc

At Prime Minister’s Questions, Liz Truss appears to agree with Miriam Cates, MP that Mermaids should be investigated by the police. Archived Telegraph version: https://archive.ph/YY7vl

Children in Need, the BBC flagship fundraiser for children has suspended all payments to Mermaids, pending the outcome of the Charity Commission. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/mermaids-fishy-links-cast-stink-on-scotlands-trans-bill-9qslkwcm7

School Week which serves the education sector reports that the Department of Education has removed the link to Mermaids on its mental health and well being resources. https://schoolsweek.co.uk/dfe-removes-trans-charity-mermaids-from-school-wellbeing-resources/

However, it has been pointed out that the Charity Commission dismissed such complaints about Mermaids before and declined to investigate two years ago (no real reason given). Will they act this time or will they keep sweeping it under the carpet? https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/charity-watchdog-ignored-alert-from-mother-over-trans-service-0jnp8t2p7

Equally the police force which would be tasked in investigating Mermaids has received training from Mermaids and thus may not be impartial. Archived from the Telegraph: https://archive.ph/mkeWR

Trans prisoners with male genitalia or who have been convicted of a sexual offence will no longer be housed in the female prison estate. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11304185/Justice-Secretary-signals-policy-reforms-transgender-prisoners.html

Social Work England are withdrawing their case against a gender critical social worker and have apologized on the eve of the tribunal trial. The trial about unfair dismissal is doe to begin next week. https://www.ebswa.org/post/social-work-england-withdraws-case-against-gender-critical-social-worker

King Charles and Queen Camilla’s coronation will be on 6 May 2023. It is supposed to be a slimmed down version. A slight row has developed with India over the Koh-I-Noor diamond – the ultra Nationalist government don’t want it worn. It never belonged to them btw. Camilla has the choice of several other crowns and may go with one of them. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/camilla-set-to-shun-koh-i-noor-crown-m359bl3q7

The haste which Downing Street wanted the trade deal with India caused India to make unacceptable demands and thus Badenoch has delayed the deal. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/no-10-liz-truss-hastiness-blamed-scuppering-india-trade-deal-suella-braverman-tb5nh9bjq?utm_source=POLITICO.EU&utm_campaign=69487d0572-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2022_10_14_04_15&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_10959edeb5-69487d0572-189986889

King Charles was caught on a hot mic saying Dear oh Dear to Liz Truss at the start of their latest meeting. People are saying it was a gentle murmur of compassion. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/columnists/2022/10/13/king-charles-man-people-pr-blinders-prove/

One of the government’s problems is that the people running the blood banks are incompetent. Thus the NHS stands close to running out of blood – no due to lack of donors but lack of slots and an incompetent booking system which sends people many miles away. When they did away with the drop in donations several years ago, this sort of chaos was forecasted. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/10/13/blood-donors-having-wait-months-appointments-despite-stocks/

And finally, you never know what you might dig up when you go rummaging through a bargain basement. A Welsh department store discovered it was on a medieval burial site and there were graves of war dead. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/medieval-war-dead-found-under-welsh-department-store-b9ftvshcq

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So, TGIF is going to ignore Biden's "she was twelve I was thirty" and the whole bit about taking showers with his daughter, but he's such a nice guy to his criminal son! Like, a really nice guy. Just too bad he is also the source of his family's trauma and dysfunction. Kind of like the broader nation as a whole, or the Ukraine war he's been helping to start since 2014.

But the real meat today is the FBI. They peddled conspiracy theories against a sitting president for years with full knowledge that they were spreading misinformation, and then they followed it up with a censorship campaign aimed at ending "misinformation" which involved disinformation that swung the election. We now have the smoking gun evidence, and it looks like the people involved will get away will tiny wrist-slaps.

The FBI has declared war on democracy, and that's exactly why the Democrats are shouting that Trump is the threat as loudly as possible, while directly sending payments to Trump's candidates. These people are simply evil. This abuse of our democracy can not be ignored or tolerated.

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It's always been surprising how crazy some things look once one gets a little perspective - usually from the passage of time. If it still exists, what will the world say forty years from now about America's sanguine acceptance of a man whose index finger could sterilize the surface of the planet, yet who doesn't remember that his own son died from cancer instead of in battle? Who thinks that three words are really two? Who shakes hands with unseen people? Who is constantly poking the bear which could also sterilize the planet? Yes, I'm quite familiar with the heartbreak of drug-addicted relatives, but a nation being dragged to the abyss by a senile, aggressive nincompoop cannot afford the luxury of sympathy. Save your sympathy for my older friend who just told me that he thought his tank of propane would last until about Christmas; after that he would have to decide whether to stay warm, buy his medicines, or eat.

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Oct 14, 2022Liked by Nick Gillespie

'The story behind this story is not about racism. It’s about the cold calculus of power. It’s about Latinos in Los Angeles acquiring more of it, black people losing it, and Democrats trying to Scotch Tape together their coalition in advance of the 2022 midterms.'

This is it, and what it's always been since the Democrat party started slicing and dicing it's voter block by race and gender in the early 60s. You'd be a fool to think that these discussions aren't routine in DNC and other party meetings. How can they be avoided when the majority of your campaign strategy is about how to appeal to a specific constituency versus the country as a whole? And inevitably, you're going to refer to one of those blocks in in a term that, while not intended to be hateful, is considered not appropriate in todays definition? In the past, it was only white people who got called out for using 'racist' terms, but did you really think it wasn't common practice by all races?

I guess the only satisfaction I took in this event was that we're holding all races and genders to the same standard.

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Oct 14, 2022·edited Oct 14, 2022

Ol' Nick trying to fit in with lefties who will never accept him.

Since I have two parents who passed having dementia and a brother who has had drug problems I am a little sympathetic with any family having similar issues. However, the Biden family - sans Ashley - can suffer like no other as far as I am concerned. Joe Biden has lied, cheated, and stolen his whole life never creating a product or service to earn anything - the family only takes. From YOU taxpayers. He endorsed KKK members(Byrd) and his family used the influence of the United States to benefit themselves only; millions of dollars have flowed from the CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY and also from the corrupt country of Ukraine. We have homeless veterans on our streets that Joe sent to war while we send BILLIONS to Ukraine. Oh, and innocent women are being raped while trafficked across our border that is controlled by cartels who are making billions nowadays. Hunter? He made his privileged, illegal choices and will never be held accountable. Contrast that with the Trump children who are vilified by the government and it's praetorian guard, the media.

Most importantly, Joe Biden purposely shut down oil and gas production in service to the wealthiest in this country. That is the sole reason for inflation as ONG are the basis for our lives. Printing trillions contributes a little, but erasing cheap energy is the basis for our economic destruction. By design, do not forget that.

Oh, and we also forgot Pfizer executives admitting they never tested their expensive jabs regarding transmission...

Oh, and the American Medical Association is now asking the AG to now imprison people who question gender mutilation...

Nellie and Kat are missed.

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Nick Gillespie bemoans dirty politics but then takes a dumb and gratuitous shot at J. D. Vance for accepting support from Donald Trump. Gillespie naively believes polls which show Democrats winning Senate seats and at the same time criticizes cognitively impaired Biden for not being able to count. Gillespie does not tell us who does the shopping in his family.

Joe Biden loves his son, the same one he claimed he never talked with regarding their family business of Influence Peddling. Don’t let Biden’s inveterate lying affect your opinion of him. It’s important to note that If the Republicans win the Libertarians will be even less relevant than they are now.

Gillespie claims no Republican is concerned with deficit financing. Gillespie has apparently never heard of Ron DeSantis.

I found this article next to useless, but it’s what I expect from an ideologue who doesn’t understand that 10-20% of people need financial help from the government in order to have any shot at a decent life.

There’s no point in talking about what’s wrong with America today while avoiding the inevitable results of Climate Alarmism and Wokeism.

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“You’d have to have a heart of stone not to be moved by Biden’s message.”


No you actually have to be both a sack of shit and an imbecile to be moved by Biden’s message.

That voicemail was extraordinarily creepy. Why do you think his daughter and his son are drug addicts? Because he molested his daughter and is exploiting his son to launder money and probably molested him too.

That’s like hearing sweet messages from a guy who beats the shit out of his wife when he’s trying to win her back and manipulate her once again and thinking

“Oh how sweet!!”

Totally grotesque.

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“It's Dad,” says the president, “I’m calling to tell you I love you. I love you more than the whole world, pal. You gotta get some help. I don't know what to do. I know you don't either." I’ve spent a good time knocking Biden thus far (didn’t even get to his awful attempt to shut down the gig economy!) but in that message, he shows a deep humanity and personal vulnerability and humility that seems to have disappeared from politics altogether."

Yeah, sorry Nick, but I call bs. If Biden really cared about Hunter, he would have gotten him help and not used him as his personal bagman to collect cash from our enemies. Biden is despicable. Irredeemable. A cancer on America. Of all of his depredations (open borders, inflation, political Stasi raids, killing our energy independence) they all pale next to his declaring half of Americans to be "domestic terrorists" and "threats to democracy." Biden is a malign growth needs to be removed.

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