2020·06·06 KMAG Daily Thread–D Day, 76th Anniversary

Warfare has changed over the millennia. It has gone from hand-to-hand with clubs and blades, to involving archery, to firearms. And as that has been going on, it has also involved naval warfare, because seas were (and are) excellent means of delivering supplies and soldiers, so control of the seas became essential. And, over the last century-plus, this has become true of the air, with the added bit that air is an excellent place, too, for reconnaissance. And now we’re moving into space, which has largely (so far) been a place useful for reconnaissance, navigation and communications, and therefore, inevitably, will be fought over.

But–please correct me if I’m wrong–the last time huge armies of literally millions of people got together and duked it out for the survival of their major-power countries was World War II.

Probably the biggest “conventional” war since World War II was the Iran-Iraq war, with total military dead over the nearly eight years it ran being anywhere from 300,000 to 1,100,000 people. Even there though the forces in the field at any given time were considerably less than a million, total.

What killed the “big” duke-em-outs between major powers? The nuclear bomb. Two major powers will never get into that kind of fight again, because the side that thinks it’s losing will push the button, and the side that would be winning knows this. Not that they don’t fight…they just do it by other means, hoping to weaken the other side, but knowing they can’t annihilate them without being themselves annihilated. (And of course the Soviet Union bent every effort to get us to give up our nukes, so that they could then blackmail us.)

World War II was the last time we’ll see such massive carnage on a battlefield. One hopes. And there was plenty to go around; we had some positively brutal battles in the Pacific. The Soviets had an even rougher time of it, losing tens of millions to the war and more millions to their own government. We fought the Nazis, too, in Africa and Italy before…well, before D-Day.

[Now I have to stop right here and smack some Commies upside the head. The post-war Soviet Union loved to depict the US contributions to the war as absolutely minimal; I once saw a propaganda movie intended to depict us as doing nothing more than running a few exercises, blowing up ships we were about to scuttle anyway. Even today, sometimes the Russians like to minimize our efforts. That is, of course, a Terex-dump-truck-load of bearded dragon shit.

But by the same token, one must acknowledge that what we went through, though great, was less than the Soviet Union did, and no, not all of it was Stalin’s deliberate doing, and it’s not even the case all of it was Stalin’s incompetence. It does not minimize our efforts to acknowledge that what they suffered was even bigger.]

Which brings us, finally, to D-Day. In order to win the war against an intransigent enemy, we had no choice but to invade. (Bombers are very useful, but have never conquered anything.) That meant sending our troops directly to places where the enemy, which had had months or even years to construct fortifications, was waiting for them. We managed to blunt the impact of this with disinformation, the sorts of things we did to convince Hitler that the threat was to Calais, not Normandy. He moved forces that would have made mincemeat of the invasion, otherwise. (Even after the D-Day landings, Patton was kept in Southeastern England until July, to deceive Germany into thinking there would be an additional “main” landing at Calais. He was a victim of his own success in battle.)

The cost of picking Normandy was that our forces would have to travel farther to Germany, and farther across the English Channel. Germany knew this of course, and Calais was a much more obvious target for us. All of this convinced Germany to throw its resources elsewhere–plus, of course, most of its forces were fighting the Soviet Union.

But did I say “to blunt the impact of this”? If this was “blunted,” I’d certainly not wish a non-blunted version of it on anyone!

Most of us have seen Saving Private Ryan. That opening scene was a small taste of the reality. Anyone who was there, or on any of the other beaches, deserves our undying gratitude. Because of what they did, not only was the evil of Nazism extirpated–by this time that would have happened anyway; Hitler was already losing to the Soviet Union–but the western half of Europe was saved from the ravages of Communism. For Stalin would certainly not have stopped at the Elbe.

Imagine a post-war world where the Iron Curtain was the coast of Europe, rather than running down its center. I’m not sure the Soviet Union would ever have fallen. And what would have happened to the UK?

The Landings Themselves

D-Day remains the largest amphibious assault in history. 160,000 were landed on D-Day, with subsequent reinforcements bringing the numbers up to 875,000 by the end of June.

There were five beaches: Omaha, Utah, Gold, Juno, and Sword. The first two were American, the last three were invaded by British and Canadian soldiers.

By far the worst meat grinder was Omaha, with 2000 dead, followed by Gold with about 1000 dead. All told, on D-Day, 4,414 allied troops died, with a grand total of about 10,000 Allied dead and wounded. (The Germans lost about a thousand men, which is not unexpected proportions for a defending force.)

The situation after the first day

Those casualty numbers, bad as they are, could have been much, much higher. And I imagine if we fought like the Soviets fought, with utter disregard for the lives of their own troops, they would have been.

Without D-Day, we’d live in a very different world. World War II was pivotal in history, and D-Day was pivotal within World War II. Thank You to all who fought there, and in Africa and Italy before, and Western Europe afterwards, and also to those who fought in the meantime in the Pacific.

Let’s just hope we can dish out domestic justice as well as we dished it out to the Japanese and the Nazis. It’s the least we can do for them, to let this continue being the sort of country they fought for.

A Reminder Of Today’s Issues.

Our movement is about replacing a failed and corrupt political establishment with a new government controlled by you, the American People...Our campaign represents a true existential threat, like they’ve never seen before.

Then-Candidate Donald J. Trump

And if one wants the full, polished video:

Lawyer Appeasement Section

OK now for the fine print.

This is the WQTH Daily Thread. You know the drill. There’s no Political correctness, but civility is a requirement. There are Important Guidelines,  here, with an addendum on 20191110.

We have a new board – called The U Tree – where people can take each other to the woodshed without fear of censorship or moderation.

And remember Wheatie’s Rules:

1. No food fights
2. No running with scissors.
3. If you bring snacks, bring enough for everyone.
4. The gun is always loaded.
4a. If you actually want the gun to be loaded, like because you’re checking out a bump in the night, then it’s empty.
5. Never point the gun at anything you’re not willing to destroy.
6. Keep your finger off the trigger until ready to fire.
7. Be sure of your target and what is behind it.

(Hmm a few extras seem to have crept in.)

Coin of The Day

Now it wouldn’t be one of my posts without a coin, would it? In fact, I’ll do four. The US, UK, Canada, and French commemorations of D-Day.

This is of course the United States commemorative coin.
The UK has one too, of course.
And the Canadian one.
Fittingly, France did a commemoration in 1994 as well…but by then it had to be in the guise of a 2 Euro coin.

Obligatory PSA/Reminder

Just one more thing, my standard Public Service Announcement. We don’t want to forget this!!!

I hope this guy isn’t rotting in the laogai somewhere!

中国是个混蛋 !!!
Zhōngguò shì gè hùndàn !!!
China is asshoe !!!


625 thoughts on “2020·06·06 KMAG Daily Thread–D Day, 76th Anniversary

    1. Speaking of Law and Order. That stupid TV show first fires this person

      ‘Law & Order’ Spinoff Writer Fired for Threatening to ‘Light Up’ West Hollywood Protesters

      https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2020/06/02/law-order-spinoff-writer-fired-for-threatening-to-light-up-west-hollywood-protesters/

      THEN

      ‘Law & Order: SVU’ to Address George Floyd, Protests and Portrayals of Cops on TV in New Season

      https://www.kmov.com/law-order-svu-to-address-george-floyd-protests-and-portrayals-of-cops-on-tv-in/article_cd8c7378-f096-5ea3-964a-97141df896c5.html

      yeah no thanks. I no longer have a TV.

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      1. Steve/code experts….

        See tweet explanation below. Was Q just outed??


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        NOTE: The Obama Foundation has not taken down this tweet as of 10:39 pm 6/6/2020.

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        1. Yes. This is tough to explain. It’s not about “outing” Q, as much as people trying to push Q into the same conspiracy theory that got somebody fired by Abbott in Texas. Q is not falling for it, and actually publishes the code which shows WHY the image and the date of the TWEET don’t match.

          Some people who look like “true believers” (but could be “cornering shills”) are still trying to defend the idea that Obama dot org had an image of Floyd up back then, before he was killed, and that Q is signaling this. Instead, Q posted with the ambiguous “Reconcile.” to see what people would do.

          I can PROVE that the image of Floyd was almost certainly NOT up there originally.

          Here is the Tweet of May 17, as the code captured by archive – you want to go to the EARLIEST VERSION.

          https://archive.fo/pSNol

          Here is the SCREENSHOT on May 17, same time:

          The screenshot has no page image.

          LOGICAL THINKING.

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        1. A few years back a local man who was working for the cause of Sheen’s sainthood was found dead. Supposedly he had paperwork on commies.

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            1. It sure could. I wish I had made an effort to know him better. I was tied up with many other responsibilities during the short duration of our interactions.

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  2. The End Of The Trump Presidency? Not A Chance

    Earlier this week in the Washington Post, George Will declared that the current riots, COVID, and the collective economic fallout are the death knell of the Trump presidency. Will admits Trump is not the genesis of any of the aforementioned crises but blames him for making them worse. Will believes this can, and should, lead to Trump’s downfall.

    https://thefederalist.com/2020/06/05/end-trump-presidency-not-a-chance/

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    1. The end…another one for Bluto’s list. I don’t see him post at TCH any more. Hope all is well. Of course, I don’t read all of the comments like I used to … just scan articles and some threads, scan and scroll…maybe he is there. Loved the list back in 2015-6. Good Times.

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  3. Here Are Just 10 of the Many Minority-Owned Businesses Destroyed in the Riots

    Riots and looting undercut the economic foundation of urban and minority communities.

    Brad Polumbo | Friday, June 5, 2020

    https://fee.org/articles/here-are-just-10-of-the-many-minority-owned-businesses-destroyed-in-the-riots/

    The peaceful protests over the police killing of George Floyd are entirely justified. But the rioting, looting, and arson that have broken out in cities from Minneapolis to Dallas are most certainly not. In fact, in many instances, this criminal vandalism is sabotaging the same minority communities that peaceful protesters seek to aid.

    Here are 10 examples from the seemingly endless reports of minority-owned businesses suffering at the hands of rioters and looters:

    [Except] Read more at the link above…

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  4. How are White House “reporters” still misreporting this supposed quote of President Trump words? NO! that is Not what he said!

    Fake News really is the enemy of the people!

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    1. Because NO ONE their audience listens to will ever call them on it. And they believe that lying is morally justified if it hurts Trump and advances their agenda, so they are proud of it.

      That’s how they can lie, and lie about their lies, even when called out for it by Kayleigh, and go home at night thinking they did their jobs well.

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      1. Not yet – Americans are still learning – many of us are awake – and many of us are not even close – because as with C-19 – people are getting caught up in the ‘narrative’ pushed by the radical left – remember ‘protests’ are peaceful – rioters are over there – they do not see them as related – so we have a long way to go before they push most of us too far – not talking about anyone here who knows better what is happening right now.

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        1. Well, those folks will NEVER figure it out.

          Because the Yellow Stream Media is dishing them bullshit.

          If that’s what we’ve got to wait for, we have to hang it up and admit it’s never going to happen. Never.

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          1. I hope and pray you are correct, Stever – but alas – people will have to be pushed to their limit before they ‘get it’ – remember, they are brainwashed – until it hits home – it matters not – don’t look over there – you know – if you do not think blacks are seeing the writing on the wall – then, they are destroying black businesses for nothing – because blacks are gravitating to PT – they must be punished – besides – the new voter base is illegals – and there are plenty of them here who will vote for their masters – and they need to be deported – for breaking our laws.

            The YSM is digging their own hole – reveling in the violence demonstrates in what they are invested – one would have to be brain dead not to see that – unfortunately, it is the fault of the police – not the rioters – crazy, huh?

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              1. Perhaps, I did read you wrong – sorry – however – we both know the brainwashed are incurable – and yet – they do not represent a great number of people any longer – trying to remember that number – 6% ? – if so – they will become irrelevant – if they are not already so – besides the black vote is gravitating toward 50% for PT!!! The Dims are still sure they can cheat – wonder if the NG is going to make sure that does not happen.

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              2. OK, that’s where you differ. You imagine that out of the approximately half of the population who still digest the YSM, all but six percent of them will magically peel away sometime soon. I think that process will take years, if it happens at all.

                More years than ANY of us have to wait.

                My niece is truly brainwashed. My dad, I think, can listen to facts, but he has to get them from someone he will trust, and they have to be presented just the right way so it doesn’t look like he’s being criticized.

                But he must spend 14 hours a day watching the damn TV, and its the broadcast news and “respectable” cable networks (not Fox).

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              3. I hear you loud and clear, Steve – for some – it will never happen – it has taken years for a long time friend to stop watching the ‘fake news’ – but, the programming is instilled – like a zombie – sits in front of the TV for hours – every night – it is a ritual – a habit – does not realize what is happening – but, then again – he is stubborn – what do I know – after all – I am a woman – and inferior – true male chauvinist – like those in the universities – they are programmed.

                Many people will never see the light – perhaps, 6% is too low a number – okay – they have lived in darkness far too long – it would take an act of God.

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              4. We’ve got OAN and used to have Fox.

                But getting them to SWITCH is the trick. I can’t see them stopping watching the crap quickly…unless the crap is shut down, which we simply cannot do.

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            1. Some liberals got it because of the CDC’s antics. One told me the CDC lowered it’s requirement for PPE and other things for healthcare workers when WuFlu came along. The requirements were lowered beneath even the seasonal flu protocol. When you have family in healthcare, the uselessness and hypocrisy of CDC sounds loud and clear.

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              1. I didn’t know this either until recently. Same story from healthcare workers in 2 different hospital conglomerates …because of CDC criteria.

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  5. This is from the man who said Google search manipulation added 2-3 million votes to Hillary’s count.

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  6. Q

    4437
    Jun-06-2020 8:43:52 PM EDT
    Q !!Hs1Jq13jV6
    8kun/qresearch9511197

    >>9511175

    def visit_twitter_and_log_in

        visit ‘https://cards-dev.twitter.com/validator’

        find(‘input.js-username-field’).set(ENV[‘TWITTER_USERNAME’])

        find(‘input.js-password-field’).set(ENV[‘TWITTER_PASSWORD’])

        click_on(‘Log in’)

      end

      def enter_url_and_click_preview(url)

        find(‘input.FormControl’).set(url)

        click_on(‘Preview card’)

        result = has_content?(‘Page fetched successfully’)

        visit ‘https://cards-dev.twitter.com/validator’

      end

    end

    Q

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      1. It looks to me like at least part of it code (or pseudo-code) for the twitter login process. The other looks like what happens if you just preview twitter.

        I have no idea what the relevance is, unless Q is trying to suggest you see different things going in by those two separate paths.

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    1. i have been grabbing Q posts off a site that updates quicker. It didnt have the reason (Anon post) for the twitter code that I posted that I found on twitter

      Here is the COMPLETE Q post for 4437

      4437
      Q !!Hs1Jq13jV6 ID: 57aa1b No.9511197
      Jun 6 2020 19:43:52 (EST) NEW
      Anonymous ID: ac933c No.9511175
      Jun 6 2020 19:42:01 (EST) NEW
      Q you really need to walk that last one back…..

      The same reason a thumbnail of a gray clapboard shows up on a YouTube video when it’s been deleted…

      The thumbnail is CURRENT (obama.org main image)……… but the content is OLD.

      Q you really need to retract that………………………………………………….
      >>9511175
      def visit_twitter_and_log_in
      visit ‘https://cards-dev.twitter.com/validator’
      find(‘input.js-username-field’).set(ENV[‘TWITTER_USERNAME’])
      find(‘input.js-password-field’).set(ENV[‘TWITTER_PASSWORD’])
      click_on(‘Log in’)
      end
      def enter_url_and_click_preview(url)
      find(‘input.FormControl’).set(url)
      click_on(‘Preview card’)
      result = has_content?(‘Page fetched successfully’)
      visit ‘https://cards-dev.twitter.com/validator’
      end
      end
      Q

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  7. Look Whose Back to Trolling! 😆

    Three Panel Pictures side by side. In the first is Melania Trump in a flesh tone sleeveless dress, sitting in a high backed old fashion upholstered dining room chair at a wood polished antique narrow desk with a higher pedestal like desk in front of that on which rests a computer, behind that is large fire place with Grecian like reliefs on either side and smaller reliefs along the top. She sits hands clasped with a note pad in front of her as she studies the computer screen. Yes there are what appear to be high heals involved of which on can be partially seen.

    2nd Panel is of three push to talk young child books called Moodsters. 1st is “When I feel loving”, 2nd is “A Time to be Kind” and the third is “When I Feel Happy”. Two have a stuffed Sesame Street type dolls and one a toy Magnifying Glass with a Decoder built into the bezel. Now centered in front is certainly the Troll book… First Aid for Feelings A workbook to help kids cope with the lab bat virus epidemic.. whoops kidding.. says covid virus epidemic.

    3rd Panel is a one page single spaced letter entitled “Read Out of the First Lady’s Zoom Meeting with Experts on Social Emotional Learning” (Contents I did not read )

    Okay, audience on the 2nd & 3rd Panel should be for young kids, but posted today I can well imagine this is for all the virtue seeking protesters. Thus the troll.

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    1. Whoops left out what was writ across the tweet.

      #SEL is a big part of the well-being pillar of my #BeBest initiative. Yesterday, I talked to @BetsyDeVosED & #SEL experts where we emphasized the need to support the #mentalhealth of our children during #COVID19.
      ➡️ https://bit.ly/2MrLHTE

      Maybe Betsy Devos helped put this together. “I talked to@BetsyDeVosED”

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    1. Now that’s weird. If you click on the picture shown in the embed (with humvee on the bridge and cop car at the bottom) you go to a totally different tweet showing a pickup truck and a bunch of guys on the other side of it (presumably heavily armed)?

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  8. I just found out, from OT:

    Denver Broncos Declare If You Are Not Virtuous Enough To Support Their Antifa Politics Then Get Lost…
    Posted on June 6, 2020
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/06/06/denver-broncos-declare-if-you-are-not-virtuous-enough-to-support-their-antifa-politics-then-get-lost/

    Official Team Position Source: “If you ain’t with us, you against us.”

    ____________

    It is with great, bursting patriotic pride and joy that I am able to treasure this moment, officially declaring that I am, without doubt or reservation or hesitation, 100% against you.

    Enthusiastically so.

    With every fiber of my being.

    Free at last, free at last, thank God Almighty I’m free at last.

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  9. Now Walmart is going to lecture us…

    Changing the future, together
    We know it takes more than talk—it takes action

    The events surrounding the tragic, senseless death of George Floyd in Minneapolis have put a spotlight on the injustice that exists in our country. We know many of you are hurting, exhausted, angry, and discouraged right now—we are, too.

    What is taking place is further proof we must stand together, push for change, and help build a more inclusive society. It’s not only what we believe, it’s also at the core of the most basic principles of human rights and justice.

    We know that Walmart has a role to play in changing the future by making a positive impact on racial equity. We also know it takes more than talk—it takes action.

    Inside the company, our work to recruit, develop, and support African Americans and other people of color will be even more of a priority. To influence and lead change in society more broadly, we are going to invest resources and develop plans to increase fairness, equity, and justice in aspects of everyday life. Specifically, we’re going to focus the power of Walmart on our nation’s financial, healthcare, education, and criminal justice systems. Building on what our business can do, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are also committing $100 million over five years through a new center for racial equity. The goal of the center will be to address racism in society head-on and accelerate change.

    The doors of Walmart have always been open to everyone, and they always will be. A Walmart store isn’t just a place that’s in a community, it’s part of a community. It is representative of all America—and of all Americans. Our stores and clubs should be a place where every individual can feel welcome and know they will be treated with respect as they work or shop.

    What our country is experiencing right now reminds us of the need for us to support each other and to come together. Until we, as a nation, address the hard realities of racial discrimination and injustice, we will never achieve the best of what we can be.

    Doug McMillon, Chief Executive Officer

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        1. Of a dump truck full of bearded dragon shit?

          I don’t think it’s possible to assemble that much of the stuff. And if it WERE possible, whoever did it would get executed by the EPA.

          And no camera could withstand the stench.

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    1. “The events surrounding the tragic, senseless death of George Floyd in Minneapolis have put a spotlight on the injustice that exists in our country.”

      _______

      That’s a lie.

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      “We know many of you are hurting, exhausted, angry, and discouraged right now—we are, too.”

      ________

      You ‘know’ or you ‘project’?

      You’re starting to sound like a cult leader.

      .

      “What is taking place is further proof we must stand together, push for change, and help build a more inclusive society. It’s not only what we believe, it’s also at the core of the most basic principles of human rights and justice.”

      _________

      Which one of your SJW interns wrote this tripe? You couldn’t squeeze any more ‘code words’ in with a shoehorn. ‘Further proof’ (what proof?), ‘stand together’ (while you hate everyone?), ‘push for change’ (Alinsky), ‘build a more inclusive society’ (based on race manipulation and lies?), ‘It’s not only what we believe’ (why question what you believe, right?), ‘it’s also the core of the most basic principles of human rights and justice’ (looting, rioting and murdering?).

      You’re a fraud, and your company is a fraud.

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      “We know that Walmart has a role to play in changing the future by making a positive impact on racial equity. We also know it takes more than talk—it takes action.”

      _______

      Again with the ‘we know’? How many cults have you led, before Wal-Mart?

      What is ‘racial equity’, and how will anyone know when it has been achieved?

      ‘it takes action’… you mean like burning down cities, shooting cops, kidnapping women, beating up old people?

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      “Inside the company,”

      _______

      You mean the cult…

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      “…our work to recruit, develop, and support African Americans and other people of color will be even more of a priority.”

      _______

      Everyone except white people?

      Is that the new definition of ‘inclusion’?

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      “To influence and lead change in society more broadly, we are going to invest resources and develop plans to increase fairness, equity, and justice in aspects of everyday life.”

      ________

      That’s your signal to divest of any stock holdings in Wal-Mart.

      .

      “Specifically, we’re going to focus the power of Walmart on our nation’s financial, healthcare, education, and criminal justice systems.”

      ________

      That’s not your business. Those are things for We the People and our representatives to decide — and you are NEITHER.

      .

      “Building on what our business can do, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are also committing $100 million over five years through a new center for racial equity.”

      ________

      Thanks, but no. I have seen the Left’s concept of ‘racial equity’ and found it lacking.

      .

      “The goal of the center will be to address racism in society head-on and accelerate change.”

      ________

      Marxist language right out of the Leftist playbook.

      .

      “The doors of Walmart have always been open to everyone, and they always will be.”

      __________

      Everyone except those who don’t buy into your violent Marxist hate-America message.

      .

      “A Walmart store isn’t just a place that’s in a community, it’s part of a community.”

      _________

      No, it’s not. It’s just a store, like any other store.

      By the way, how’s that purple Koo-Aid?

      .

      “It is representative of all America—and of all Americans.”

      _________

      No, it’s not. That’s a bald-faced lie. Wal-Mart doesn’t represent me. Wal-Mart doesn’t represent anyone besides Wal-Mart. We elect actual Representatives to represent us, not Wal-Mart.

      Are you high?

      .

      “Our stores and clubs should be a place where every individual can feel welcome and know they will be treated with respect as they work or shop.”

      ________

      Finally something you actually have legitimate control over. So you’re saying Wal-Mart is not currently and hasn’t been a place where every individual can feel welcome, but you’re going to work on it?

      .

      “What our country is experiencing right now reminds us of the need for us to support each other and to come together.”

      ________

      You go first Doug. Drive down to your local riot in your fancy car, hop out, and sing a few bars of Kumbaya. Don’t forget to have someone record it, so the cops have something to go on if they investigate your untimely demise.

      .

      “Until we, as a nation, address the hard realities of racial discrimination and injustice, we will never achieve the best of what we can be.”

      ________

      Dude, you’re Wal-Mart, not the voice of America. You run a glorified grocery store.

      And according to the statistics of the same government you worship, the ‘hard realities of racial discrimination and injustice’ are a lie, just a narrative to advance your treasonous and seditious ends.

      You got anything better than that, Doug?

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        1. I had A’s in everything until one quarter of 9th grade math when we studied proofs, postulates and theorems. I could show my teacher exactly how I arrived at my answer, and she understood why I arrived at my answer, but she could never explain why my answer was wrong.

          I earned an ‘F’ that quarter, the first time I ever had less than an ‘A’ in any class. I framed it and put it on my dresser for punishment and motivation 😁

          But high school is when I started having fun with creative writing assignments, usually making my teachers uncomfortable, but making all of my classmates laugh.

          College is when I began dissecting… professorial dogma that is, and where I first encountered radical Leftism. I could see how it was going to be a big problem because the same people teaching this Leftist garbage had power over my grades.

          So on the first paper I parroted back whatever Leftist idiocy they spewed, to get the ‘A’ and establish myself as an ‘A’ student. If I had established myself as an ‘A’ student when I told them what they wanted to hear, then they couldn’t give me a bad grade for disagreeing with them, all other things being equal (at least that was my theory).

          Then for the rest of the quarter, I shredded my teachers’ positions and arguments. I loved it, and I couldn’t wait to get my papers back. My professors wrote ALL OVER my papers, between the lines, in the margins, everywhere, arguing back. But they gave the ‘A’.

          Two of my professors told me they looked forward to my papers even though they strongly disagreed with me, because reading all the other papers that just parroted back the teacher’s own words was a slog, but my papers were always a ‘treat’ 😂

          Eventually I did have a teacher give me an ‘A’ on the first paper, and then a ‘D’ on the second paper, with the only difference being that I challenged the teacher’s BS instead of going along with it. She wrote all over it in red ink, like most of my teachers did.

          So I took both papers to the Ombudsman, and explained the situation, and why I said what the teacher wanted to hear on the first paper, to protect myself in case they gave me a low grade for challenging them on subsequent papers.

          He asked me to have a seat while he read both papers (most papers were 5-page assignments, as both of these were). After reading both, he crossed out the ‘D’ and wrote ‘A’, and initialed it.

          He handed them back to me and told me to tell my teacher to change my grade to an ‘A’ in her grade book, and if she didn’t, he would do it for her.

          So that’s exactly what I did.

          She changed it, and I don’t think she read any of my papers after that. She didn’t disagree with me after that or write anything on them at all, besides ‘A’. 😁

          I have told lots of people (including my sister) to use the same strategy, so you don’t have to go through college being forced to regurgitate the Leftist garbage being taught, but as far as I know, nobody does. They go along and keep their head down, telling the professors what they expect to hear.

          I couldn’t do it. No way. It wasn’t even a possibility. I would never have made it through college. And by going against my teachers when I believed they were wrong (which was about always), college was much more interesting and gratifying than high school ever was!

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            1. It was the only strategy I could think of that had a chance of working directly (on the teachers) with a built-in back up plan (Ombudsman) if the teachers were morally bankrupt.

              If the Ombudsman failed, then the plan was to keep going up the ladder until I found someone who wasn’t corrupt.

              If everyone in the university administration turned out to be corrupt, then I would have explored suing the university and going on local TV.

              Because I was RIGHT, and I could prove it — and eventually that had to be the determining factor. The only question was how far I had to go in order to get a fair hearing 👍

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          1. I’m surprised the ombudsman had the testicular fortitude to “violate” the professor’s “academic freedom.”

            Administrations are generally reluctant to override professors for that reason…er, excuse.

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            1. The Ombudsman told me she had regular complaints against her, but never enough in any one quarter or school year to fire her. She was a real piece of work 👍 😁

              By that point I had nearly three years of experience employing this strategy, so I had plenty of evidence to prove my case, to show that it was an intentional strategy on my part to prevent exactly that type of academic abuse.

              When the teacher gives you an ‘A’ on one paper, and a ‘D’ on the other, and the two papers are essentially the same — spelling is correct, grammar is correct, content covered is according to the assignment, etc. — and the only relevant (and obvious) variable is agreeing with the professor or challenging the professor, it is (and should be) an open and shut case of penalizing the student because the teacher disagreed with his or her views.

              I believed it was an open and shut case, and I pursued it that way. I wasn’t going to accept a ‘D’ grade on a well written paper.

              She didn’t defeat my arguments or positions, she just hated my conservative / traditional views, and she had the power to penalize me, to (attempt to) silence me through the exercise of her bias against my beliefs.

              A bias which was completely absent in the paper where I agreed with her on everything.

              Capitulation was not an option, I couldn’t go through college like that, which is why I came up with a way to counter it. I don’t mean it would have been difficult, I mean I could not do it, psychologically. They were attempting to force their indoctrination, their worldview, their distortion of reality. It’s the intentional distortion of reality which is the deal-breaker.

              I can ignore the lies, but if they try to compel or coerce me to accept their distortion of reality, it’s war. It has to be.

              If you compromise reality, if you accept or internalize something you know is untrue, where does it end? How far down that path do you go? If you didn’t stop the first time, what justification do you have to stop the next time? After awhile, how do you keep track of what’s real and what’s not? How do you ever find your way out of that maze? After awhile longer, how do you remember whether you’re even in a maze? How do you distinguish what is true from what is false, if you have allowed yourself to internalize things which you knew or believed to be untrue?

              &^%# all that noise. If someone tries to do that, to coerce you to accept their false reality, it’s war. Almost no one is prepared to encounter that kind of fight in their first attempt to push their PC or Leftist BS on you. At least no one I’ve ever met. 😂 And from their perspective, there are a lot easier targets than someone who fights back, even a little. I think it’s a lot more fun if you enjoy going on offense, but I realize not everyone does. Even mild resistance, if it’s consistent, is enough. It may just take a little longer that way.

              There is an expression, ‘the battle is for your mind‘.

              How much of your mind can you afford to lose?

              What if the answer to that question is none?

              Doesn’t that intensify the determination to fight?

              When retreat or surrender is not an option, the other option is much easier to see 😁

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              1. Well I went to UC-Boulder (“Berkeley by the Mountains”) and was in a STEM subject (because I did NOT do poorly with geometry), and employed a different strategy to get though my required 24 hours of “social humanistic” electives. I basically chose very judiciously, and AP-tested my way out of the one subject where I’d have had to write essays.

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    1. I hope they succeed. The instant the DC cops are defunded, the feds will resume direct control. Real governance will commence and all riots will be cancelled.

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      1. Technically, the United States Congress is given the job of legislating for DC. They at some point created what pretends to be the DC government right now (including a mayor, police force, etc.) but can at any time yank this back from DC and appoint a dictator or whatever. Not that this could possibly happen with Pelosi in charge of the house.

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  10. Well, … here goes nuttin’.

    I am more and more convinced that the four cops will walk free. They will receive the justice they deserve, as will we all. And the largest lynch mob ever assembled will freak out and do it all again. Or try to.

    There are too many articles on the internet describing excited delirium, and showing cops in other countries using the exact same control hold as the MN cop (implying that they experienced whatever the MN cop experienced).

    The autopsy report is devastating to the prosecution and any legal eagle can see how it fails to show homicide. That is the first step in a prosecution for unlawful killing no matter what degree. NO injuries to his neck, illicit drug intoxication, underlying heart trouble, and positive for COVID (for good measure).

    Bottom line is that the prosecution cannot prove a crime happened, let alone that the defendant did it. NOTHING he did is relevant to the crime for which he is charged (now 2nd degree) OR the crime he was first charged (3rd degree). Unless they can prove that defendant cop KNEW of a danger to Floyd’s life, there isn’t even any liability for wrongful death.

    This is why AG Jihadi upped the charges – he knows the cop did nothing legally wrong so he needs to make the system the cur that sets him free. The initial investigation revealed these problems which is why they DIDN’T charge anybody at first. When the system sets the cop free, an entirely new set of outrages will begin.

    And AG Jihadi will be the virtue signaler who tried to give the mob justice but the evil system stopped him.

    Buy moar ammo. Buy more long-term food packages. Buy storage jugs for water & gasoline. Buy a couple of generators.

    And pray. To that entity that Slow Joe can’t identify.

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    1. “and positive for COVID (for good measure). ”

      ______________

      If he’s positive for Covid-stupid, then according to standard government procedure (by the tens of thousands) that is the cause of death, no matter how he died.

      Case closed.

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    2. The trials, separate of course, of the Formidable Four will stretch out the feigned and encouraged public outrage closer to the election. Maybe the resultant wilding mobs can even cause some timely spikes in WuFlu cases and deaths, leading to more isolations and lockdown and, oh! be still my beating heart, another impassioned plea for mail in ballots for all.

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    3. Saw an article saying Minneapolis used this choke into unconsciousness method 40 times in the past. So yes, too easy to get off if they over charge unless they are ready to indict themselves.

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    4. “showing cops in other countries using the exact same control hold as the MN cop“ we needn’t go to another country…
      *https://www.dallasnews.com/news/investigations/2019/07/31/you-re-gonna-kill-me-dallas-police-body-cam-footage-reveals-the-final-minutes-of-tony-timpa-s-life/

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      1. We needn’t go to another country…and really shouldn’t.

        It might be useful for arguing that it’s not cruel and inhumane, *depending on the country.*

        China? Nope. Britain? Perhaps.

        But even then I don’t like the idea of using other countries as precedent over here, especially not in a court!

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      1. No…that was Patton being given a job, then having the air forces–all of them–bomb the everloving shit out of St. Lo so they could punch through the hedgerows.

        The hedgerows were basically natural ridges that tanks would have to climb over, again and again, and the Germans could simply blow the tanks up while their bellies were exposed cresting the hedgerows. It really slowed us down. So we had to bomb one place, and punch through.

        They KNEW Patton–who had been kept in England to help fool the enemy into thinking this wasn’t the main invasion–they expected he’d be put in charge of it–they knew HE could exploit that hole in enemy lines. And he sure did. We went from bogged down to routing the bastards, just like that.

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  11. If the threat to the White House was real, then I think POTUS just told us that it has been neutralized.

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  12. Oh, man….

    From an article at CTH on the great employees of the FIB taking a KNEE in solidarity with anti-fa.
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/06/07/fbi-pledges-allegiance-to-black-lives-matter-antifa-nation-of-islam-and-new-black-panthers-protesters/

    This guy is a complete pod-person. This clown is so far out of his depth that he doesn’t even realize he’s the leader of the FBI, not their mother… in Kindergarten.

    This tool is actually talking to the employees of the FIB like he’s in an after-school special, and they’re little children.

    It’s beyond bizarre, it’s like some kind of brainwashing cult.

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      1. It’s like his own personal psy-op, intended to make me throw up 😂

        It’s… craven.

        This compulsion to touchy-feely emotional validation, it’s like I’m listening in to somebody’s therapy session at an Oprah Winfrey retreat for the eternally aggrieved.

        It’s just awful, contrived to the point where I don’t understand how anyone could listen to that kind of garbage, much less speak it. What kind of person inhabits the mind of someone who communicates like that?

        There is not even a shred of ‘real human being’ there. The condescension and disingenuousness is off the charts. And his body language is a perfect match.

        If I was in a room full of people, and someone was addressing the audience in that manner, I would get up and walk out. That’s the least rude thing I could do.

        It’s not just offensive, it’s like it is designed to provoke a hostile response.

        It’s alien.

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    1. What is this? An Eric Holder-style message to certain people in the FBI? An infomercial for the FBI? Notice how it’s labeled The Trump Shutdown….

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