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25 Nov 14:33

INDEED: Mike Lee Urges GOP Senators Who Voted for Radical Marriage Bill: ‘Have the Courage to Prot…

by Stephen Green
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i read "its a trap" to group all religious groups together so they can be boycotted. Dont fall for it. Build the wall instead!

24 Nov 17:10

Trump Megadonors Disappearing, Won’t Back Again In ’24

by Joseph Curl
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propaganda. Go watch "enjoy the show" on rumble tore says channel. Very enlightening

Money decides elections.

Jeez, hope I didn’t burst anyone’s bubble. It’s not ideology or policy positions, it’s cold, hard cash. Presidents in the modern era have spent a billion dollars and more per campaign to win the White House, so it’s not just money, it’s other people’s money.

And that’s a problem for Donald Trump. He might be worth $3.2 billion (at least according to a Forbes report from September), but The Don doesn’t like to spend his own cash. He’s looking to the money whales to fund his 2024 run, and they’re busy swimming out to deep water.

“GOP megadonors Robert Mercer and Rebekah Mercer have no current plans to help former President Donald Trump’s 2024 campaign for the White House, according to people familiar with the matter,” CNBC reported this week.

“The Mercers, a father and daughter who were among Trump’s major benefactors during his first run for president in 2016, are distancing themselves from the ex-president’s third White House bid and cutting back their overall campaign fundraising, these people said. The people who spoke to CNBC did so on the condition of anonymity in order to talk about private conversations.”

Makes sense, but still, they’re talking. It’s a whole new world after Republicans fared poorly in the 2022 midterms, in large part because of Trump. Nearly every candidate he backed (and almost all of the election deniers) lost on November 8 in key races, and top party leaders and donors suddenly feel free to bash the former president.

More are bailing.

“Blackstone CEO Steve Schwarzman, Citadel CEO Ken Griffin, wealthy New York businessman Andy Sabin and billionaire Ronald Lauder are among the wealthy GOP donors opting against helping Trump’s latest campaign — at least during the Republican primary,” CNBC reported. “Some of the country’s wealthiest GOP donors do not believe Trump can win again and have argued for a new face to represent their party in the race for president.”

Ouch.

“I’d like to think that the Republican Party is ready to move on from somebody who has been for this party a three-time loser,” Griffin said at Bloomberg’s New Economy Forum in Singapore, referring to the last three election cycles, The Hill reported.

Schwarzman was more harsh. “America does better when its leaders are rooted in today and tomorrow, not today and yesterday,” he said in a statement. “It is time for the Republican Party to turn to a new generation of leaders and I intend to support one of them in the presidential primaries.”

Double ouch.

Losers don’t come back in presidential politics. Al Gore supposedly “won” the 2000 election, but he was not the Democrats’ candidate in 2004. Same, too, for John Kerry, who lost by just more than 118,000 votes in Ohio to lose the election, but wasn’t the Dems’ candidate in 2008. And Hillary Clinton loved to crow that she won the popular vote — by a lot — in 2016, but she was nowhere to be seen in 2020, when two-time loser Biden knocked off the incumbent president.

Even worse, Republicans are losing faith in Trump. A YouGov poll after the election showed Republicans who want him to run collapsed from 60% to just 47% (if you’re keeping score at home, that number doesn’t make you president).

After the dismal showing on November 8, Republicans and political pundits put the blame squarely on Trump. Exit polls found that a hefty chunk of voters came out just to vote against Trump’s candidates, and his presence was enough to throw some close races to the Democrats.

So far, so bad. But then came Trump’s announcement night. Trump held the event at the gaudy ballroom at Mar-a-Lago with an elite list of invited guests.

But as Trump bloviated, some of those people grew weary and decided it was time to leave. They were bored by what ABC’s Jonathan Karl called an “incredibly low energy” speech — which timed out at just over an hour — so they headed for the exits.

ABC’s Olivia Rubin shot a video of a crowd moving toward the doors to leave as Trump rambled on in the background.

“A crowd has formed by the exit of the ballroom as some try to leave Trump’s announcement speech before he has finished…. But security won’t let them,” she wrote on Twitter.

Karl said, “I actually saw people trying to leave and people leaving early even before he was done. He’s still speaking now. And then they, I think perhaps a little concerned that the hall would empty out too much, they actually started preventing people from leaving, so now they’re no longer allowing people to leave.”

When they’re dying to leave your announcement speech, you got problems. But when you lose the moneybags, you just can’t win.

The views expressed in this piece are the author’s own and do not necessarily represent those of The Daily Wire.

Joseph Curl has covered politics for 35 years, including 12 years as White House correspondent for a national newspaper. He was also the a.m. editor of the Drudge Report for four years. Send tips to josephcurl@dailywire.com and follow him on Twitter @josephcurl.

21 Nov 22:16

Change in Slope

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genius

Squinting at a graph is fine for getting a rough idea of the answer, but if you want to pretend to know it exactly, you need statistics.
21 Nov 20:40

Elon Musk Fights Child Sex Abuse After Twitter’s Speech Police Refused For Years

by Evita Duffy
Gpscruise

wack a mole

Elon Musk on Ted TalkBefore Elon Musk bought Twitter, the tech giant permitted child sexual abuse material to circulate on it for years.
17 Nov 13:39

New Vaccine Targets Fentanyl, May Offer Route Back To Sobriety

by Hank Berrien
Gpscruise

my mom was on a fentanol patch. It was ineffective. She got on morphine. Prob not apples to apples comparison, but fact.

Researchers at the University of Houston have developed a new vaccine for the dangerous drug fentanyl, which has killed thousands of Americans.

Illicit fentanyl, which is primarily smuggled into the United States from Mexico, is being mixed with other illicit drugs, then sold as powders, nasal sprays, or even pills looking like legitimate prescription drugs.

“Over 150 people die every day from overdoses of synthetic opioids including fentanyl, which is 50 times stronger than heroin and 100 times stronger than morphine,” SciTech Daily notes.

“Two milligrams of fentanyl can be lethal depending on a person’s body size, tolerance and past usage,” the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) writes.

“Fentanyl is the single deadliest drug threat our nation has ever encountered,” Anne Milgram, administrator of the DEA, has stated. “Fentanyl is everywhere. From large metropolitan areas to rural America, no community is safe from this poison. We must take every opportunity to spread the word to prevent fentanyl-related overdose death and poisonings from claiming scores of American lives every day.”

Roughly 80% of people who have become dependent on fentanyl suffer a relapse, estimates say. But the new discovery can act as a relapse prevention agent.

“Our vaccine is able to generate anti-fentanyl antibodies that bind to the consumed fentanyl and prevent it from entering the brain, allowing it to be eliminated out of the body via the kidneys,” lead author Colin Haile stated. “Thus, the individual will not feel the euphoric effects and can ‘get back on the wagon’ to sobriety.”

“These preclinical results demonstrate efficacy in neutralizing FEN’s effects and warrant further development as a potential therapeutic for OUD and overdose in humans,” the study claims, adding, “We expect minimal side effects in clinical trials because the two components of our formulation (CRM and dmLT) are already in other vaccines on the market or have been tested in multiple human clinical trials and shown to be safe and effective.”

No side effects were observed in the rats used in the study; the research team has plans to start manufacturing clinical-grade vaccine soon followed by clinical trials in humans .

Study co-author Therese Kosten added, “Fentanyl use and overdose is a particular treatment challenge that is not adequately addressed with current medications because of its pharmacodynamics and managing acute overdose with the short-acting naloxone is not appropriately effective as multiple doses of naloxone are often needed to reverse fentanyl’s fatal effects.”

17 Nov 13:23

Feature Comparison

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slow burn joke.....

Below the Web, and the Dark Web, a shadowy parallel world of Cybiko users trade messages on the Translucent Neon Plastic Web.
16 Nov 16:38

Elon Musk Demands Twitter Servers Explain What All These Wires For

SAN FRANCISCO—As part of his initiative to streamline the back end of the platform, Elon Musk reportedly demanded Tuesday that the remaining Twitter servers explain to him in detail what all the wires were for. “These ones here—what do they do, exactly?” the company’s new owner and CEO said during a visit to Twitter’s…

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16 Nov 13:48

When Trump Is Focused, He Can't Help But Win

by Amber Athey, Spectator World
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your move Elon

There was no escalator this time - but former President Donald Trump still announced his candidacy at one of his own properties
14 Nov 15:06

‘It Angered Me’: Pence Recalls His Reaction When Trump Said He Lacked Courage

by Hank Berrien
Gpscruise

idiot. He could of at least spoken out. I am so proud of Jan6 people. It marked a line in the sand for Patriots. I know they are suffering in prison, but they are heros.

Former Vice President Mike Pence recalled his boiling anger on January 6, 2021, when then-President Trump accused him of lacking courage, calling his ex-boss’ demand that he refuse to certify 2020 election results “reckless” in a candid interview Sunday.

Pence spoke to ABC News World News Tonight anchor David Muir for an interview set to air Monday, on the eve of publication of his new book, “So Help Me God.” In the interview, excerpts of which were released early, Pence recounted his feelings on January 6, 2021 when he read a tweet from Trump saying Pence “didn’t have the courage to do what should have been done to protect our Country and our Constitution.”

“It angered me,” Pence said. “But I turned to my daughter, who was standing nearby, and I said, ‘It doesn’t take courage to break the law. It takes courage to uphold the law.’”

“I mean, the president’s words were reckless,” Pence continued. “It was clear he decided to be part of the problem.”

Excerpts from Pence’s book published in The Wall Street Journal include a description of Pence’s recollections of January 6. Pence related how he had lunch with Trump roughly two week after the 2020 election and told the former president that if legal challenges to the election results failed, he could launch a 2024 comeback by helping Republicans win the Senate runoffs in Georgia, the 2021 Virginia governor’s race, and the House and Senate in 2022.

“He seemed unmoved, even weary,” Pence wrote, recalling that Trump told him, “I don’t know, 2024 is so far off.”

Pence recalled an “irresponsible” ad by the Lincoln Project, a controversial group purports to be anti-Trump Republicans but now campaigns against all GOP candidates, that suggested when he presided over the joint session of Congress to count the electoral votes, he would be “putting the final nail in the coffin” of Trump’s re-election.

“It was designed to annoy the president. It worked,” Pence stated, adding that at a December cabinet meeting, “President Trump told me the ad ‘looked bad for you.’”

Pence answered that he had fully supported the legal challenges to the election and still would.

Pence said he welcomed Missouri GOP Sen. Josh Hawley’s announcement he would co-sponsor election objections because he believed they deserved to be debated in Congress.

“On Saturday, Jan. 2, I instructed my chief of staff to issue a statement supporting the right of lawmakers to bring objections under the Electoral Count Act,” Pence noted, which he said prompted Trump to tell him, “You have gone from very unpopular to popular!” but urging him to reject electoral votes, saying, “You can be a historic figure, but if you wimp out, you’re just another somebody.”

Pence said Trump called him in late morning on January 6, and Pence told Trump he didn’t think he had the power to decide which electoral votes would count, adding that he would issue a statement to that effect to Congress.

“You’ll go down as a wimp,” Trump said, according to Pence.  “If you do that, I made a big mistake five years ago! … You’re not protecting our country, you’re supposed to support and defend our country!”

“We both took an oath to support and defend the Constitution,” Pence said he reminded Trump.

Hours later, when rioters stormed the Capitol and were looking for him, Pence said he refused to leave the complex.

“You’re not hearing me, I’m not leaving!” he told his security detail. “I’m not giving those people the sight of a 16-car motorcade speeding away from the Capitol.”

On January 11, Pence wrote, he met with Trump, who asked Pence about his wife and daughter, then asked Pence, “Were you scared?”

“No,” Pence said he answered Trump. “I was angry. You and I had our differences that day, Mr. President, and seeing those people tearing up the Capitol infuriated me.”

On January 14, the men met again; Pence said Trump looked discouraged, so he told the president he would pray for him.

“Don’t bother,” Trump replied.

When Pence insisted that he would “never gonna stop praying for you,” Trump smiled, Pence recalled.

“That’s right—don’t ever change,” Trump told him.

11 Nov 19:41

Construction Halted At Obama Presidential Center After Noose Reportedly Discovered On Grounds

by Virginia Kruta
Gpscruise

great, now walmart wont sell rope...

Construction came to a halt at the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago after a noose was reportedly found in the foundation on Thursday. The center, located in Jackson Park on the city’s South Side, will be home to former President Barack Obama’s presidential library and museum.

The company overseeing construction on the project — Lakeside Alliance — responded to the incident in a statement, saying, “This morning we were informed that an act of hate was discovered at the project site. We reported the incident to the police and will provide any assistance required to identify those responsible.”

“CBS Mornings” host Gayle King reported on Friday that Lakeside Alliance had offered a $100,000 reward for information that led to finding the person who was responsible for placing it there.

WATCH:

King showed video of a Chicago police officer leaving the construction site that will eventually be the Obama Presidential Center, wearing a protective vest and carrying a bag that appeared to contain a length of rope.

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker (D) also released a statement on Twitter, saying, “Hate has no place in Illinois. The noose is more than a symbol of racism, it is a heart-stopping reminder of the violence and terror inflicted on Black Americans for centuries.”

“I condemn this act of hate in the strongest possible terms, and the state of Illinois will make all needed resources available to help catch the perpetrators,” Pritzker added.

The Obama Foundation called it a “shameless act of cowardice and hate,” saying that it was “designed to get attention and divide us.”

“Our priority is protecting the health and safety of our workforce. We have notified authorities who are investigating the incident,” their statement concluded.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) confirmed that the police department was investigating the situation and would continue to keep her apprised of any new developments.

“This afternoon I was made aware of a disturbing, hateful incident that occurred near the Obama Presidential Library construction site. Racism and racist symbols have no place in Chicago, and those inciting it will be held responsible for this repulsive act,” she said in a statement.

10 Nov 13:12

Majority of Student Loan Bailout Plan Recipients to Spend Money on Travel, Eating Out

by Mike LaChance
Gpscruise

make payments direct to loan-agency dumb-ass

"That extra cash will be a much needed lifeline to cover other bills or necessary expenses for many. But some borrowers plan to spend the money more freely."

The post Majority of Student Loan Bailout Plan Recipients to Spend Money on Travel, Eating Out first appeared on Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion.
10 Nov 05:29

Biden Thinks Elon Musk’s ‘Cooperation With Other Countries is Worth Being Looked At’

by Mary Chastain
Gpscruise

Die already

The reporter also asked Biden if Musk is a national security threat, but he ignored that part of the question.

The post Biden Thinks Elon Musk’s ‘Cooperation With Other Countries is Worth Being Looked At’ first appeared on Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion.
09 Nov 16:46

Ben Shapiro Gives Key Takeaways From GOP’s Midterms Red Ripple

by Greg Wilson
Gpscruise

he is not an activist. I could care less.

Ben Shapiro blamed former President Trump, praised Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and declared Democrats are stuck with President Joe Biden in a Wednesday morning midterm post-mortem, a day after an expected Republican wave failed to materialize.

The Daily Wire co-founder and editor emeritus tweeted his analysis in a thread that faulted Trump, a slate of weak candidates and a GOP leadership team he said was “paralyzed.” Shapiro, a Florida resident, has made no secret of his support for DeSantis, whose landslide re-election victory was one of a handful of bright spots for Republicans.

“The Republican leadership class, paralyzed by the Trump phenomenon, failed to provide any leadership at all,” Shapiro tweeted. “Except for DeSantis, who was a leader, an excellent candidate, and an organizer of his own party, leading to a Florida red tsunami.”

Although Republicans still appear poised to take a slim House majority and could eke out a Senate majority as well, Shapiro said the Democrats better-than-expected performance locks them into a pair of strategies that may not serve them well.

“Democrats will not change course on anything; they wildly outperformed expectations, except in Florida,” he wrote.

Biden, who at 79 has often appeared forgetful and feeble, was expected to bear much of the blame had a Republican wave materialized. While it is still unclear if he intends to seek re-election in 2024, Shapiro said the nomination appears to be his if he wants it.

“Biden is their 2024 nominee unless he is fully incapacitated,” he wrote.

While Republicans can find a silver lining in the strong performance with Hispanic and black voters, Shapiro said as a party, the GOP underperformed and “heads should roll.”

“Their candidate quality was poor and their leadership was either absent or counterproductive,” Shapiro wrote. “Candidate quality matters — underlying dynamics are not strong enough to drive bad candidates to victory.”

Trump, who held a rally in Ohio on the eve of the election and is expected to announce a 2024 White House bid within the week, was “a major drag on Republicans, from his picks to his antics,” Shapiro wrote. With support building for the 44-year-old DeSantis to mount his own 2024 bid, the two could be on a collision course. Trump, in apparent acknowledgement of the potential rivalry, has twice attacked DeSantis in recent days, first labeling him “Ron DeSanctimonious,” and then threatening to reveal dirt on his one-time ally.

Still, Florida resident Trump acknowledged casting his own vote for DeSantis, who won re-election by nearly 20 percentage points.

Trump’s hold on the GOP could hamper it in 2024, Shapiro warned. In the midterms, several of the candidates who won primaries with his support proved ineffective when they ran in the general elections.

“Trump picked bad candidates, spent almost no money on his hand-picked candidates, and then proceeded to crap on the Republicans who lost and didn’t sufficiently bend the knee,” Shapiro wrote. “This will have 2024 impact.”

09 Nov 13:31

“It’s Time to Say Goodbye to the ADL”

by Mike LaChance

Has the the Anti-Defamation League outlived its usefulness?

The post “It’s Time to Say Goodbye to the ADL” first appeared on Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion.
07 Nov 15:55

AOC Complains About Changes On Twitter; Musk Torches Her

by Daily Wire News
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Musk responded, “Your feedback is appreciated, now pay $8.” ;-)

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) complained on Twitter this week about the changes that new Twitter CEO Elon Musk is making to the platform, and she received a reply from the world’s richest man.

AOC’s remarks came after Musk said that he will charge users $8 per month for a variety of features, which has sparked a lot of backlash from across the political spectrum for a variety of reasons.

“Lmao at a billionaire earnestly trying to sell people on the idea that ‘free speech’ is actually a $8/mo subscription plan,” AOC tweeted at the start of the week.

Musk responded, “Your feedback is appreciated, now pay $8.”

Musk also responded with a screenshot of a hoodie that Ocasio-Cortez sells online that lists for $58.

Musk also responded with a meme:

Ocasio-Cortez also got into it with David Sacks, a West Coast-based venture capitalist, who responded to AOC by writing, “Why aren’t [The New York Times, Washington Post, The Atlantic] free? Their billionaire owners should stop being greedy and give us those products for free.”

AOC criticized the response, writing: “Are you seriously equating an app where people are torrenting racial slurs at an accelerated clip with the New York Times?”

“Also fyi, legacy newspapers actually care about verifying newsworthy sources. And they don’t charge their journalists/creators for ‘priority’ placement.”

“As for billionaire ownership of our news sources, that is a legitimate problem! Market concentration of media is a huge issue,” AOC continued. “Hope you’re using your power to stop private equity gutting of local newsrooms while supporting nonprofit and co-op modeled news outlets as well.”

Musk has previously mocked AOC on Twitter over criticisms from the socialist lawmaker.

Ocasio-Cortez tweeted back in April, after Musk announced he would buy the platform: “Tired of having to collectively stress about what explosion of hate crimes is happening bc some billionaire with an ego problem unilaterally controls a massive communication platform and skews it because Tucker Carlson or Peter Thiel took him to dinner and made him feel special.”

Musk responded, “Stop hitting on me, I’m really shy.”

Musk’s response was a reference to a news story from late last year where Ocasio-Cortez lashed out at critics online after she was caught hanging out in Florida without a mask on.

National Review reported that, according to photographs obtained by the publication, Ocasio-Cortez was “seated outside Doraku Sushi and Izakaya in Miami Beach Thursday afternoon, raising a cocktail in one hand and checking her phone in another.”

“If Republicans are mad they can’t date me they can just say that instead of projecting their sexual frustrations onto my boyfriend’s feet,” Ocasio-Cortez responded to one of the critics calling her out. “Ya creepy weirdos.”

07 Nov 15:00

I Helped Pioneer Weird Twitter. I Have a Plan for Elon Musk

by Dan Sinker, Slate
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you motherfuckers stole the 2020 election. I will never use twitter.

An ode to the days when everything happened so much.
07 Nov 14:59

Election Integrity Is a Winning Issue for Republicans

by Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist
Gpscruise

i know a candidate personally. She said "she has been told to not talk about election integrity" Period.

Against a hostile propaganda press, many Americans have poured themselves into restoring election integrity - and it's working.
04 Nov 19:02

‘Extremely Messed Up’: Elon Musk Blasts ‘Activist Groups’ For Pushing Advertisers To Ditch Twitter, Destroy ‘Free Speech In America’

by Ben Zeisloft
Gpscruise

where is the video of people being fired??

Elon Musk slammed activist groups for allegedly driving advertisers away from social media company Twitter, which the multibillionaire acquired last month.

The world’s richest man, who said he bought the company for $44 billion in order to reserve a corner of the public square for open dialogue and free expression, induced leftist ire after he officially took over the platform last week. Musk said that a number of advertisers have ended their relationships with the company over the past several days, dealing a significant blow to the business.

“Twitter has had a massive drop in revenue, due to activist groups pressuring advertisers, even though nothing has changed with content moderation and we did everything we could to appease the activists,” Musk remarked on the platform. “Extremely messed up! They’re trying to destroy free speech in America.”

Indeed, a number of leftist-aligned organizations, including Media Matters for America, the NAACP, the National Center for Transgender Equality, and the Union of Concerned Scientists, recently wrote a letter to the executives of major advertisers, calling on them to “cease all advertising” if Musk backs down from content moderation.

“Not only are extremists celebrating Musk’s takeover of Twitter, they are seeing it as a new opportunity to post the most abusive, harassing, and racist language and imagery,” the organizations alleged. “This includes clear threats of violence against people with whom they disagree. Without deliberate efforts by Twitter to address this type of abuse and hate, your brands will be actively supporting accelerating extremism.”

A number of large corporations, including Pfizer, Volkswagen, Mondelez International, and General Mills, have temporarily paused their Twitter advertising, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal, while legacy car manufacturers GM and Ford were among the first companies to freeze advertisements on the platform, according to another report from Forbes. Both firms are entering the electric vehicle space against two-decade-old market leader Tesla, which is presently the world’s most valuable car brand. The former companies have received a number of special favors from President Joe Biden, who has also snubbed Tesla.

Musk originally told advertisers that he acquired Twitter in order to “have a common digital town square, where a wide range of beliefs can be debated in a healthy manner, without resorting to violence.” He clarified that the social media platform will not become a “free-for-all hellscape” where users can breach the law with impunity. “There is currently great danger that social media will splinter into far right wing and far left wing echo chambers that generate more hate and divide our society,” the entrepreneur added.

Americans with conservative viewpoints have faced censorship from the nation’s major institutions, from government entities to technology conglomerates, as Musk himself recently acknowledged. Libs of TikTok, a popular account that reposts videos from radical Left-wing activists, was locked out of Twitter three months ago for a “hateful conduct” warning. Allie Beth Stuckey, a commentator and podcast host, was suspended from Twitter on two separate occasions, once for saying that a transgender Olympic weightlifting competitor is “still a man,” and again for denouncing a Fox News segment that highlighted a family who claimed their child was transgender.

04 Nov 17:02

Twitter sacks half of staff, as Elon Musk complains of massive drop in revenue

by Agencies
Gpscruise

please show some pictures of employees crying.

The platform’s new billionaire boss is launching a major overhaul as many advertisers drop the troubled company.
04 Nov 16:36

516 American Elections (and Counting) Ended in Ties

by Lauren Bowman
Gpscruise

when the win <10k votes, its rigged.

One Illegal Vote can Decide an Election.

(Alexandria, VA) – November 3, 2022: Today, the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) released an update to its tool tracking tie American elections. The Foundation has found a total of 516 elections that ended in ties and will continue to research and update this tracker.

403 tied elections occurred with the 2022 election cycle alone.

These tie elections illustrate that just one illegal vote can affect the outcome of an election.

“The media claims that voter fraud happens on such a small scale it could never impact who wins an election,” said PILF President J. Christian Adams. “This report proves that every single vote matters. We do not want an illegal ballot effecting the outcome of an election. Everyone needs to get out there and vote!”  

Read the full updated report here.

Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) is the nation’s only public interest law firm dedicated wholly to election integrity. The Foundation exists to assist states and others to aid the cause of election integrity and fight against lawlessness in American elections. Drawing on numerous experts in the field, PILF seeks to protect the right to vote and preserve the Constitutional framework of American elections. PILF has brought lawsuits and won victories in Texas, Mississippi, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and across the United States.

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04 Nov 13:32

No, Free Speech Doesn’t Mean Porn In Schools

by Christian Winter
Gpscruise

i think musk's $6/mo will finally lead porn sites to "require" a credit card on file to see ANY porn. I have wanted that for 20 years.

little boy reading books on floor of school libraryFree speech is not freedom to degrade public morals and destroy the order necessary for liberty. Some speech is beyond the pale.
03 Nov 13:15

788 American Elections (and Counting) Ended in Ties, Close Results

by Logan Churchwell
Gpscruise

Tore Maras has tamperproof paper idea, like our money. They cost $0.30 each. Cheaper than machines. Any baboon could design a tamperproof election.

“Please, God, please – let it be a landslide.” – Election Administrator’s Prayer

November 2022 – The Public Interest Legal Foundation’s running tally of tied and close vote elections continues to grow.

One vote matters. Sometimes, that one vote arrives (or is found) moments before the deadline to break a tie before candidates draw lots to determine their fate.

Read the new report here.

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02 Nov 15:24

Musk's Plan To Make 'Blue Checks' Pay Won't End Well

by Jon Askonas, UnHerd
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haters can simply go to gettr

Elon Musk has promised that Twitter's lords and peasants system (i.e. verification) will be coming to an end. The new CEO said that verified "bluecheck" users would now be subject to a monthly fee of $8. Discussion of the proposal exploded with (broadly) media-adjacent people saying that the changes would effectively destroy Twitter and (broadly) Silicon Valley technology people tantalised by the chance to "own the libs" and make money at the same time. For once, the media people have a point.
31 Oct 20:40

Elon Musk To Start Charging Users High Monthly Fee For Verification, Report Says

by Ryan Saavedra
Gpscruise

about fuckin time. All i have wanted is to have a VISA on file to remove all the 1980 anonymity out there! Have both, but I want to know people online in most of my day to day arguments.

New Twitter CEO Elon Musk is reportedly set to start charging users $20 per month to be verified on the platform in what is expected to be a new package the social media company is set to offer.

The Verge reported that the “directive is to change Twitter Blue, the company’s optional, $4.99 a month subscription that unlocks additional features, into a more expensive subscription that also verifies users,” according to sources and documents the publication accessed.

While pricing is subject to change, the plan is to charge $19.99 for the new Twitter Blue.

The report said that people with existing verified accounts will have 90 days to sign up for the new $19.99 package or they will lose their verification badge.

The report said that Musk has informed employees that they must meet the deadline to launch the new product by the end of the first week in November or they will be fired.

Musk tweeted on Sunday evening, “The whole verification process is being revamped right now.”

Musk is reportedly set to cut up to 50% of the work force at Twitter in the very near future after taking over the company late last week.

The New York Times reported that Musk “ordered the cuts across the company, with some teams to be trimmed more than others,” adding that “some managers [were] being asked to draw up lists of employees to cut.”

Musk acquired the company Thursday after his $44 billion purchase was finalized following a drama-filled six-month process that saw him try to back out at the last moment.

Ross Gerber, the chief executive of Gerber Kawasaki Wealth and Investment Management, said he was told by a top official from Musk’s team that major layoffs were coming to the workforce of 7,500 people.

“I was told to expect somewhere around 50 percent of people will be laid off,” Gerber said.

The layoffs are reportedly set to happen before employees were scheduled to get stock grants as part of their compensation, the report added.

Reports circulated this week that Musk was planning to cut up to 75% of the workforce, although he reportedly pushed back on the notion that the number would be that high.

Musk began his new reign at the company by firing leftist CEO Parag Agrawal, CFO Ned Segal, and Vijaya Gadde, head of legal policy, trust, and safety, The Washington Post reported. The report said Musk also fired the company’s general counsel, Sean Edgett, who was escorted out of the building.

This report has been updated to include additional information. 

31 Oct 13:35

‘The Bird is Freed’: Elon Musk Owns Twitter, Fires Executives, as the Left Acts Like the World is Ending

by Mary Chastain
Gpscruise

i would like to see a picture at his first in person meeting looking out into the eyes of the audience

28 Oct 19:46

Dear, Sweet Leftists: Show Us On The Doll Where Elon Musk Touched Your Twitter

by Eddie Scarry
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that is the question. The only way people can be ok with old-twitter is if they believe we are all Hitler. Serious, two years now and no one has been able to cure Trump derangement synfrome.

Twitter app on phoneOutside of anything illegal or the explicit doxxing of an individual, liberals should offer a single tweet that posed a legitimate threat to someone. They can't.
28 Oct 14:27

Elon Musk Owns Twitter. Now What?

by Shirin Ghaffary, Recode
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hope it doesn't become slashdot, where majority wins.

Musk has tweeted a lot of ideas about how he plans to change Twitter. Here are some of the most significant ones.
28 Oct 14:02

eBay Bans Jeffrey Dahmer Halloween Costume Sales After Popularity Boost From Netflix Series

by Cassandra Fairbanks
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i want an interview with the actor, playing Dahmer...

eBay has banned sales of Jeffrey Dahmer Halloween costumes after they received a massive popularity boost from the Netflix series on his life.

The online auction site banned the sale of “murderabilia,” in 2001.

A spokesperson for eBay told CBS MoneyWatch that it banned the sale of all Dahmer paraphernalia as it violates its “violence and violent criminals policy.”

MoneyWatch noted that “specifically, the policy prohibits listings that ‘promote or glorify violence or violent acts, or are associated with individuals who are notorious for committing violent acts,’ and is intended to promote safety while respecting the victims of violent crimes, according to the company.”

In Netflix’ “Dahmer-Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story,” the killer is portrayed by American Horror Story’s Evan Peters.

As the show skyrocketed in popularity, so did searches for Halloween costumes of the killer. However, the costume idea has been subject to severe backlash online by those claiming it is insensitive to the victims’ families.

Shirley Hughes, mother of victim Tony Hughes, had said that she was heartbroken that people were dressing up as her son’s killer for Halloween. TMZ reports that she said “Dahmer was pure evil and doesn’t understand how the folks who choose to dress like him can sleep at night.”

Collectors of serial killer memorabilia have since built an eBay-style website called Murder Auction, where people can purchase art, artifacts, and general merchandise related to famous criminals and cults. There is currently a painting by notorious killer clown John Wayne Gacy listed for $175,000 on the site.

Dahmer was sentenced to life in prison for the murders of 17 boys and men in 1992 — but was beaten to death two years later.

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27 Oct 15:20

Fired Football Coach To Be Reinstated After Supreme Court Win

by Dillon Burroughs
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seems arbitrary, arguing 6 times until you win.

Joe Kennedy, the Washington state high school football coach who lost his job in 2015 for praying on the field after games, will be reinstated by March 15, 2023.

The news comes after Kennedy’s Supreme Court victory in June that ruled 6-3 that the coach was within his constitutional rights when he prayed at midfield after games.

“Bremerton School District shall not interfere with or prohibit Kennedy from offering a prayer consistent with the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinion,” the attorneys wrote in the filing, according to court records. Some details remain in discussion, with the filing stating, “The parties disagree on the specific wording of this portion of the injunction.”

The documents also note the “Bremerton School District cannot retaliate against or take any future adverse employment action against Kennedy for conduct that complies with the terms of the Court’s Order.”

In a filing on Tuesday by both sides involved in the case, court records were submitted to U.S. District Court for Western District of Washington Judge Robert Lasnik that state Kennedy would be reinstated to his previous position. Kennedy served as assistant coach of the Bremerton High School football team before the controversy surrounding his post-game prayers.

Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote the majority ruling in the June decision seven years after the events.

“Here, a government entity sought to punish an individual for engaging in a brief, quiet, personal religious observance doubly protected by the Free Exercise and Free Speech Clauses of the First Amendment. And the only meaningful justification the government offered for its reprisal rested on a mistaken view that it had a duty to ferret out and suppress religious observances even as it allows comparable secular speech,” ” Gorsuch wrote. “The Constitution neither mandates nor tolerates that kind of discrimination.”

Kennedy began serving as an assistant coach in 2008 and started the tradition of kneeling at the 50-yard line in prayer after each game. Some students voluntarily joined him at times.

The practice became an issue when a school administrator addressed the prayers in 2015, and Kennedy was placed on administrative leave.

Kennedy lost in both the district court and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The Supreme Court turned down the case in 2019, sending the case back to the District Court, which sided with the previous rulings.

After the 9th Circuit Court again ruled against Kennedy, his legal team, First Liberty Institute, and Kirkland & Ellis, resubmitted the case to the Supreme Court in 2021, and it was accepted.

“This is just so awesome.  All I’ve ever wanted was to be back on the field with my guys,” Kennedy said after the court victory.

“I am incredibly grateful to the Supreme Court, my fantastic legal team, and everyone who has supported us,” he added. “I thank God for answering our prayers and sustaining my family through this long battle.”

27 Oct 14:53

“I Did It to Try to Help Humanity, Whom I Love” – Elon Musk Releases Letter to Twitter Advertisers – Explains Why He Purchased Social Media Giant, His Goal for the Platform

by Jim Hoft
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change the logo!

Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter is happening.

Banks have started moving billions in cash backing Musk’s takeover of the far left social media giant.

Elon Musk entered Twitter headquarters on Wednesday carrying a sink.

He is expected to take control of the social media giant by Friday.

On Thursday morning Elon Musk explained why he purchased Twitter and his plans for the platform.

Elon opened with this, in today’s tweet:

Elon Musk: There has been much speculation about why I bought Twitter and what I think about advertising. Most of it has been wrong.

The reason I acquired Twitter is because it is important for the future of civilization to have a common digital town square, where a wide range of beliefs can be debated in a healthy manner, without resorting to violence. There is currently a great danger that social media will splinter into far right wing and far left wing echo chambers that generate more hate and divide our society…

That is why I bought Twitter. I didn’t do it to make more money. I did it to try to help humanity, whom I love. And I do so with humility, recognizing that failuer in pursuing this goal, despite our best efforts, is a very real possibility.

Read Elon’s entire statement below.

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The left is going to lose it. They fear a level playing field.

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