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Race car driver lectures us about going vegan to “save the planet”

This is not from The Onion.

About this race car driver, from Wikipedia:

“Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton MBE HonFREng (born 7 January 1985) is a British racing driver who races in Formula One for Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport. A five-time Formula One World Champion, he is often considered the best driver of his generation and widely regarded as one of the greatest drivers in the history of the sport.”

He races carbon-spewing cars for a living. Freaking hypocrite!

From Sky News: Adopting a vegan diet is the “only way to truly save our planet”, Lewis Hamilton has said.

In a thoughtful post on Instagram (which I believe he has maybe deleted since I couldn’t locate the post), the F1 star described the world as a “messed up place” with leaders who are “either uneducated or don’t care about the environment at all”.

Going vegan “can be done so quickly”, he said, adding: “All you have to do is put your mind to it.”

Addressing the future of the Earth, he said human extinction is becoming “more and more likely as we overuse our resources”.

The 34-year-old, who sold his private jet earlier this year, said that “agriculture farming” was the biggest pollutant, and “far more than our travel industry combined”.

His car collection is said to include two Ferraris, a McLaren, a Pagani Zonda and several types of Mercedes. There are a few motorbikes too.

Hamilton said a flourishing meat and dairy industry led to “deforestation, animal cruelty”, and “our seas and climate decaying on a daily basis”.

The ace driver continued: “We were taught that eating animal products was good for us but we’ve been lied to for hundreds of years.”

The star, who is currently trying to secure a sixth Formula 1 Drivers’ Championship, said he was sad that “so many people, even close friends, ignore what is happening daily”.

Hamilton said it had taken him “32 years to understand the impact I am having on the world and I’m figuring out daily what I can do to play a better part“.

He continued: “I want my life to mean something and honestly up until now my life’s had no meaning. Being a part of the issue is not meaningful. Being part of the solution is and I’m striving to do better. I urge you to do some research.

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Gun-controlled Baltimore has one of its most violent weekends: 17 shot, including 2-year-old

The Baltimore Sun reports that this past weekend, 17 people were shot — four of them fatally —one of its most brutal weekends on record. This includes a two-year-old boy who was shot in the stomach during a “road rage” incident.

More from the Sun:

“The violent crime is “sad and incredible sickening,” Republican Gov. Larry Hogan said, “especially when innocent children are caught in the middle.”

“As I have said repeatedly, enough is enough,” Hogan said in a statement. “We will continue working closely with city leaders and urging members of the legislature to do more to get these repeat violent offenders off our streets.”

A spokesman for Democratic Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young did not respond to a request for comment.

City Council President Brandon Scott, a Democrat who is running for mayor, called the weekend’s bloodshed “unacceptable” and said he intends to increase pressure on Baltimore police and Commissioner Michael Harrison to address the violence.

“We have to start to push a little harder on how they’re dealing with the violence day to day,” he said.

Harrison said in a statement that the men and women of the police department are focused on deterring violent crime in Baltimore.

“Prior to this weekend, as I mentioned to the City Council last week, I was encouraged by the overall trends in homicides and shootings over the past several weeks,” he said. “I think we all recognize that the issues driving spikes in violence must be addressed by a wide range of people and organizations, not just the police department, in order to make Baltimore the city we all want it to be.”

Read here about all the gun violence in Baltimore this past weekend.

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HAHAHAHAHAHAHA: GQ magazine offers up their idea of the “new masculinity”

God help us if this is the future “masculinity” in our country.

Read about GQ’s “exploration of identity, culture, and style in 2019” here.

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California wants to get rid of Ham radio communication; endangers lives

More bad, anti-freedom moves by the single-party government of the State of California.

Ham radio is a time-tested, low-cost, reliable means of communication when emergencies strike. As in other states, Ham radio operators have been assisting California’s fire and emergency services for free for years. In fact, Ham radio is the only source of communication when the power is out and the cell-phone towers are down. The equipment costs the state nothing, as it is operated by the Ham radio owners. Simply put, there is no benefit or justifiable reason to eliminate Ham radio commuication.

But the California State government, although supposedly concerned about deadly wildfires, is now determined to eliminate Ham radio communication.

Megan Fox reports for PJ Media, Oct. 15, 2019, that in spite of PG&E recent massive power shut-down that plunged a wide swath of northern California into darkness, the state’s Fire District has decided that Ham radio equipment in remote areas must be removed unless radio operators cough up a prohibitive fee to lease the land from the government.

In an email to Ham operators, Lorina Pisi of the Department of General Services of California’s Public Works Board, wrote:

I do understand and appreciate all of the service you have provided in the past. However, with constantly changing technological advances, there is no longer the same benefit to State as previously provided. Therefore, the Department no longer financially supports HAM operators radios or tenancy. If you desire to enter into a formal agreement to operate and maintain said equipment, you must complete and submit attached collocation application along with fee as outlined on page one of application. There is cost associated with getting an agreement in place. In addition to the technical analysis fee ($2500/application), there is DGS Lease admin cost associated (typically between $3000-$5000) with preparation of lease. Also, there will be an annual rent charge based upon equipment type/space.

OffGrid Survival observes:

What is infuriating here is people are going to die because of this decision. It costs the State of California nothing to allow these repeaters on public land; in fact, Ham Radio Operators pay for the equipment and maintain the equipment at their own cost. Ham Radio operators also make nothing from running these radio repeaters; they do so as a service to the public to help ensure the public’s safety during natural disasters and emergencies.

In a letter to Lorina Pisi, with cc to California Gov. Gavin Newsom, Sen. Brian Dahle, Shasta County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services, Shingletown Volunteer Fire Department, and others, attorney A. Nathan Zeliff writes:

Dear Ms. Pisi:

I am writing you concerning your e-mail to Ham Radio Repeater owners advising them that they must remove all repeater equipment from various mountain locations unless they pay huge fees…. I am advised that this action is being done for the entire State of California. Many of these repeaters have been in public safety use for decades. They have saved lives. They have in fact been used for public safety and to protect life and property when the public communication systems have completely collapsed and failed during disasters.

The cost to the State of California is nothing for these repeaters. Rather, Ham Radio Operators pay for the equipment and maintain the equipment at their own cost. The Ham Radio Operators do not make any money off of these repeaters.

Your actions will destroy the existing Ham Radio Repeater System Infrastructure and Network that is a critical and vital asset for Disaster Emergency Communications. This Ham Radio Emergency Communications Infrastructure has existed for decades. Additionally, once removed, these Ham Radio assets will be cost prohibitive to rebuild….

The FACT IS – when there is a complete communication failure (no phones, no cell phones, no internet, no reverse 911, no code red, no ability to dial 911, and no ability to warn people who are asleep at 2:00 AM in the morning of a raging wildfire, etc…,) ALL of the Cal Fire and Sheriff recommendations go up in smoke. WHY? Because there is no WAY to send or receive any information OR even issue warnings! Communities will have no communications. They will not be able to advise neighbors that the exit to a subdivision is blocked by a fallen tree. They will not be able to ask others to bring chain saws and trucks to open up the exit. There will be no actual ability to coordinate or communicate. You can’t effectively warn your neighbors about a fire at 2:00 A.M., without communications!

In the real world scenario of a communications blackout and raging fire, all of those “technological advances” you advised of in your e-mail will HAVE ALL FAILED AND DO NOT WORK! Your claim that Ham Radio is no longer a “benefit” to the State, is delusional….

The Governor of California issued Executive Order N-05-19, dated January 8, 2019, recognizing California as having experienced the most destructive wildfire season in State history during 2018, enduring over 7,600 wildfires that burned 1,846,445 acres in total. The Executive Order referenced the Camp Fire as being the deadliest fire in State history claiming the lives of 86 people….

Under this Executive Order, Cal Fire was charged with providing a written report to the Governor with recommendations… “necessary to prevent and mitigate wildfires to the greatest extent possible”….

Cal Fire responds by instituting a destructive project to remove Critical Emergency Ham Radio Communications Infrastructure. Such is in flagrant disregard of the Executive Order and devoid of any notion of common sense. Moreover, making an emergency resource cost prohibitive is in fact destruction of that resource! Additionally, once removed, these Ham Radio assets will be cost prohibitive to rebuild….

Compounding the situation is that PG & E may shut off communities electricity during Red Flag and other events. This poses additional risks. Communication Blackouts may result….

So why would the California State government do something so irrational as eliminating Ham radio communication?

OffGrid Survival believes this is the reason:

The real story here is Ham Radio is a threat to the government. We make them look stupid! They spend billions on infrastructure that breaks down, while we can literally take a hundred bucks in equipment, some random wires, and in minutes set up a radio system that can communicate with anyone in the world. Hell, I’ve used my kid’s slinky, some Television Coax Cable, and a solar battery system to build a mobile rig that I’ve used to talk to people around the world —  You can check out the Radio Rig Here. They don’t want the public to realize that we can take care of ourselves, and do a much better and cheaper job doing so!

H/t CSM

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A forlorn wish: The MAGA people

This video made me weep . . . .

How I wish the hate that divides America can end.

For truly, we have more in common than not.

H/t maziel

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More #FakeNews: ABC airs Kentucky gun range video as Turkish “bombing” of Syria

ABC apologized for their “mistake:”

“CORRECTION: We’ve taken down video that aired on “World News Tonight” Sunday and “Good Morning America” this morning that appeared to be from the Syrian border immediately after questions were raised about its accuracy,” the network tweeted. “ABC News regrets the error.”

This was NO MISTAKE. It was an attempt to sway peoples’ opinion about President Trump and his recent actions in Syria.

The MSM is ramping up their attempts to influence the 2020 elections. Don’t be fooled by the #FAKENEWS.

Read about the whole “apology” here.

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Why we call them #FakeNews: CNN Insider Blows Whistle on Network President Jeff Zucker’s Personal Vendetta Against POTUS

Good job Project Veritas!

The whistle blower, Cary Poarch, works (probably now worked) at CNN’s Washington DC Bureau. Keep him in your prayers.

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As expected, Cary announced that he is now unemployed. He has a GoFundMe account set up here.

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Professor claims SpongeBob SquarePants is racist

It would be quicker for progressives to make a list of everything that is not racist.

From Yahoo: Spongebob Squarepants has been accused of normalizing the colonization of indigenous lands by a professor at the University of Washington.

The children’s cartoon – which marked its 20th anniversary this year – was criticized in a report by Professor Holly M. Barker.

She wrote: “SpongeBob SquarePants and his friends play a role in normalizing the settler colonial takings of indigenous lands while erasing the ancestral Bikinian people from their nonfictional homeland.”

The character Spongebob is a friendly sea sponge who lives in a pineapple under the sea among the other residents of a town called Bikini Bottom. Professor Barker believes that this is a reference to the real-life Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean.

Natives of Bikini Atoll were relocated in 1946 so the US military could use the area for nuclear testing during the Cold War, which drew criticism from the media after it was revealed that the inhabitants were left without adequate food or water to prevent them from starvation.

Later nuclear tests left the islands of the atoll contaminated with enough radiation to affect food grown in the soil, which meant the islands’ inhabitants were unable to return, and those who did experienced issues such as stillbirths, miscarriages and genetic abnormalities.

This has given rise to fan theories that the cartoon inhabitants of Bikini Bottom owe their mutation to the testing.

Professor Barker believes that as an American character allowed to inhabit an area that natives had no choice but to leave, SpongeBob showed his privilege of “not caring about the detonation of nuclear bombs”.

She also points out that the cultural appropriation of Pacific culture in Spongebob Squarepants, with Hawaiian-style shirts, homes in the shapes of pineapples, tikis and Easter Island heads, and the sounds of a steel guitar perpetuating stereotypes of the region.

In the article, Professor Barker claims that because of these themes, children have “become acculturated to an ideology that includes the U.S. character SpongeBob residing on another people’s homeland.”

The article concludes with this: We should be uncomfortable with a hamburger-loving American community’s occupation of Bikini’s lagoon and the ways that it erodes every aspect of sovereignty.”

The article was published in the journal The Contemporary Pacific: A Journal of Island Affairs.

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Here is the loonytunes professor, Holly M. Barker:

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‘Apolitical’ Prince Harry and Meghan Markle support charity against US-Mexico wall

In the constitutional monarchy of the United Kingdom, royals (what an archaic concept!) are not supposed to be political by being partisan, or interfering in the affairs of government, or even venturing a political opinion.

But the oh-so-woke “Duke and Duchess of Sussex” Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle, the former D-list actress of whom no one had heard until news of their marriage, are not abiding by that unspoken but understood convention.

As an example, in August of this year, a barefoot Harry lectured the world on climate change at the Google Climate Summit in Sicily, never mind the fact that he flew to the summit in a gas-guzzling, CO2-spewing private jet and stayed in a gas-guzzling, CO2-spewing super-yacht while on the island.

That act of eco-hypocrisy was followed by even more, as Harry and Meghan took four gas-guzzling, CO2-spewing private jets in just 11 days for vacation.

Just recently, Harry again virtue-signaled when he announced he stood shoulder-to-shoulder with 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg, the Left’s darling-dujour whom a Swedish church blasphemously calls a “successor” to Jesus Christ.

The Toxic Couple’s latest violation of the no-politics royal protocol is their public support for a California “migrant” charity that opposes the construction of a US-Mexico border wall.

Victoria Ward reports for The Telegraph, October 7, 2019, that each month Harry and Meghan highlight a number of different charities on their sussexroyal Instagram page.

One of the accounts the couple “followed” is that of Border Kindness, a charity founded just last year in direct response to President Trump’s plan to build a wall on the Mexico border.

Before she married Harry, HillaryClinton-supporter Meghan was outspoken about Trump, calling him “misogynistic” and “divisive” during his 2016 presidential campaign.

Founded by Kelly Overton who has masters degrees from both Harvard and Columbia universities, Border Kindness has about 12 volunteers who work in the Mexicali area of Mexico providing clothes, transport, food and legal aid to “migrants” intent on gaining illegal entrance into the United States.

Overton called the “migrant” crisis at the Mexico border “one of the most inhumane and unfair” crises ever seen. He said: “I’m ashamed of this country I’m from. To treat people like this is just beyond belief and we see on the ground that it’s getting worse. Our response is in direct response to President Trump’s immigration policies. We work with women and children who are incredibly vulnerable, who have nothing when they arrive at this city in the desert.”

Overton then wielded Demonrats’ favorite go-to “racism” card. He said that if “white kids were taken from their parents and put somewhere” there would be international outrage.

See also:

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This is RICH: Libtard Sarah Silverman says the world needs more empathy

Amazing how having your show cancelled helps get you suddenly full of empathy.

On October 11 Silverman retweeted this tweet (by Rob Delaney) about President Trump: “rot in hell nazi c*nt.”

Yeah, Silverman’s a changed womyn for sure…

From Hollywood Reporter: Sarah Silverman is probably thinking about what this headline says.

At the New Yorker Festival on Saturday night, the comedian spoke with New Yorker staff writer Andrew Marantz about the dangers of clickbait culture and how headlines don’t always accurately reflect the nuance of the discussion.

“People are terrified, and to be honest, so am I right now,” Silverman said about speaking honestly, noting that she’s inadvertently hurt people in the past through her comments being digested into short soundbites.

That didn’t stop her from speaking honestly about the importance of change and empathy in the current social and political climate. Marantz opened the conversation by asking Silverman about her journey as a performer and the change in her comedy. While she started out performing an ignorant and arrogant character version of herself in her first special Jesus Is Magic, she’s since “had an identity crisis” as a comedian.

“Comedy dies in the second guessing of your audience,” Silverman said about her early trials to figure out how to perform what people wanted to see. “You have to be willing to bomb and start over. It’s easy to bomb when nobody knows who you are.”

Silverman and Marantz also spoke about her show I Love You, America, in which Silverman met with people who held different beliefs from her own and tried to have an open discussion. She explained that many an individual’s hatred stems initially from a desire to be a part of something with other people.

“It’s not about hate, but it’s about they found a community where they belong,” Silverman said of white supremacists. “Nobody has changed by being shamed or being judged.”

She also spoke about people like Christian Picciolini, who founded Free Radicals Project to prevent extremist movements after his own time in a white supremacist network, and Megan Phelps-Roper, the granddaughter of the Westboro Baptist Church founder who discovered a new path for herself through discussions with people on social media.

“People go towards love. This is what humans do,” the comedian said. “I’m a hypocrite in a thousand ways, but people are changed.”

Silverman went on to speak about her own change, as she hesitantly mentioned her decision to apologize for a segment on The Sarah Silverman Program when her character performed blackface as part of an episode about racism. Silverman said she harbored shame for many years and wanted to apologize for her “complicity in a liberal bubble racism.”

The comedian also discussed the dangers of cancel culture and internet shaming. “Can we hope for people to change? Can we be open to being changed?” Silverman asked.

“Cancel culture is a weird black and white thing that I think should take into account the nuance of things and the people’s intentions and their room for growth and if they have changed or if they have not — there’s a big difference,” she said.

Read the whole story here.

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