America’s Woke Military Struggles to Recruit

2022 June 29
by bc3b

It’s no secret that all branches of the Armed Forces are struggling to recruit new members. Last week the military removed the high school graduate requirement.

Being in the military requires far more sacrifices than the possibility of losing your life. It also entails making many sacrifices in your personal life, particularly for single enlisted personnel.

In the military people give up much of their privacy. It begins with basic training and for single enlisted personnel it can continue throughout their enlistment. While the World War II style barracks are pretty much a thing of the past, there are still common lavatory facilities and other infringements on personal freedoms.

Back in the Nam era, members of the military kept their personal lives private. Unless someone told others, the fellow troops didn’t know if he/she was a Republican, Democrat or non-political, what religious denomination, if any, they belonged to, whether they were straight or gay. Other than believing in the country and being a “good soldier,” no one told you what to believe. There were no courses on transgenderism, racial equity (how whites oppress blacks), etc. Today all that has changed as the government wants to convert members of the military to be card carrying liberals.

In the Nam era, gay troops kept it to themselves. Today gay pride flags fly on military complexes throughout June. Transgender females (physical males) are housed in the same housing facilities and lavatories.

Military leaders in the past were people the troops generally respected. They weren’t necessarily liked, but they were generally respected. A far cry from today – 30 rows of ribbons can’t make someone like Mark Milley look like a strong leader or any less of a “girly man.”

Today’s military is making the same mistake as Major League Baseball – ignoring its base to appease the left. Just as many who followed MLB for decades have abandoned the sport, many patriotic young men and women (perfect candidates for the military) take a look at today’s armed forces and see something they want no part of. They don’t want to be forced to believe that men can get pregnant, they were born racist or other liberal lies. Some deep thinkers are probably be concerned that some day they may be ordered to suppress Americans who don’t agree with the approved prevailing culture.

Laura Ingrham had former Lt. Col Stuart Scheller – who was drummed out of the Marines for criticizing out exit from Afghanistan – on her show to discuss the problems facing today’s military. Here’s that interview.

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  1. 2022 June 29 8:27 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    “Transgender females (physical males) are housed in the same housing facilities and lavatories.”

    My understanding is that there is an overrepresentation of Trans individuals in the military because the expensive surgery is covered by our taxpayer dollars.

  2. 2022 June 29 8:49 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Being a navy brat kinda soured me about considering the military as a career. Over the span of time, it looks like the karma of that decision ended up on the plus column. I guess what saddens me the most is that for many joining the DoD was a way to gain skills and escape whatever loss of opportunity you faced. Now even that is gone in the onslaught of wokeness.

  3. 2022 June 29 8:53 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    https://rollcall.com/2022/06/28/what-happened-in-tuesdays-elections-in-seven-states/

    Working across party lines not a big selling point LOL.
    “Boebert brushes off challenge: Lightning rod GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert survived a primary in the 3rd District against state Sen. Don Coram, who touted his ability to work across party lines. Boebert had 64 percent to Coram’s 36 percent”

    Being a 5 term RINO not a big selling point?
    “Miller defeats Rodney Davis: Freshman GOP Rep. Mary Miller, who had former President Donald Trump’s endorsement, defeated five-term Rep. Rodney Davis for their party’s nomination in the 15th District. ”

    You can’t win them all ….
    “Guest stages big comeback: After finishing second in the June 7 Republican primary, Rep. Michael Guest came back in a runoff to beat a challenger who questioned his conservative credentials and commitment to former President Donald Trump. ”
    Guest supported the J6 committee and got endorsements from RINOs.

    Prediction: the GOP ‘moderate’ will fail
    O’Dea beats Hanks for Senate nod: Construction company owner Joe O’Dea won the Republican primary to challenge Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet in November. O’Dea was leading state Rep. Ron Hanks 57 percent to 43 percent when The Associated Press called the race at 7:35 p.m. Mountain time. Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales rates the November race Solid Democratic, but National Republicans think it could be competitive in a climate that favors Republicans, and their hopes of winning the seat increase with the more moderate O’Dea as the nominee.

  4. 2022 June 29 8:54 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Alert. For the CA BJG contingent — https://crpa.org/ca-doj-dox-gate/ — Be extra vigilant guys and gals.

  5. 2022 June 29 9:05 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Heartwarming! They’ll probably claim allegiance to Global Warming to explain it.

    “Company that went woke and banned a product line (MyPillow) based on politics is now making their stores uncomfortable for their more selective customer base.”
    https://nypost.com/2022/06/28/bed-bath-beyond-turning-off-ac-in-stores-to-save-money-report/

    More ‘selective’:
    https://www.moviequotedb.com/movies/this-is-spinal-tap/quote_23666.html
    Marty: The last time Tap toured America, they where, uh, booked into 10,000 seat arenas, and 15,000 seat venues, and it seems that now, on their current tour they’re being booked into 1,200 seat arenas, 1,500 seat arenas, and uh I was just wondering, does this mean uh…the popularity of the group is waning?
    Ian: Oh, no, no, no, no, no, no…no, no, not at all. I, I, I just think that the.. uh.. their appeal is becoming more selective.

  6. 2022 June 29 9:37 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    If we dampen the economy … and spend more for gov’t programs … and raise interest rates, well, you will see deficits rise even higher. Here’s a nice chart on it.
    https://datalab.usaspending.gov/americas-finance-guide/deficit/trends/

    So … who will buy the US bonds to cover the shortfall?
    Not Russia.
    China and Japan holdings are going down and some Euro nations are increasing their holdings.
    I guess we could re-institute QE and “buy” our own debt LOL. In the meantime, here’s data on the holdings of foreign gov’ts over recent time.
    https://ticdata.treasury.gov/Publish/mfh.txt

  7. 2022 June 29 9:43 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Retail is going to be a shell of its former self going forward. For no other reason than the Boomers have aged out of the spend cycle and are now mostly in retirement. The GenX, et. al. are all smaller generations going forward. My guess is that Millenials and GenZ types are more into experiences than other forms of money spending.

  8. 2022 June 29 9:47 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Yike, 4, drdog.
    Pretty serious. The CA gov’t purposely leaked “names, addresses, birthdates, driver’s license information”

  9. 2022 June 29 9:51 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    SCOTUS trifecta? — https://www.zerohedge.com/political/supreme-court-reinstates-louisiana-election-map-disputed-democrats — Roe v Wade, gun carry and now election map that Dims did not like. The Libs have had a bad month of their own doing.

  10. 2022 June 29 1:28 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Interesting piece on foreign fighters serving UA.
    Footage, stats and short interviews. Less than 8 min.
    1) a crap ton of them have been killed
    2) RU classes them as mercenaries and prisoners can be condemned to death not treated as POW
    3) it’s way different to be in Iraq, etc as a dominant force compared to being on the receiving end of artillery, missiles, mortars.
    4) many are sucked in by Western media stories of RU atrocities. Some at least of those stories, well, are questionable
    5) one guy interviewed had fought in Sverodonetsk for 10 days “I never saw a Russian soldier”. So … we hear the UA side report yes we are losing ground yes we are suffering a lot of casualties BUT we’re killing more of them. It’s curious that we know RU casualty levels but the UA soldiers never see them. Possible I suppose. Maybe they are hurting RU with artillery and drones far from view.
    I think this channel CRUX is from India.
    https://youtu.be/TVHOX3NyTSM

  11. 2022 June 29 1:33 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Election Wizard 🇺🇸 @ElectionWiz

    Notice how the hoaxes are becoming less believable:

    2016: Russia collusion
    2017: Trump calls Nazis “fine people”
    2020: Trump says drink bleach to stop COVID
    2020: Hunter’s laptop is Russian disinformation
    2021: J6 is an “insurrection”

    2022: Trump tried carjacking the POTUS limo

  12. 2022 June 29 1:46 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    11,

    You can add one:

    * J6 insurrectionists were carrying AR15’s.

    If that was true the local PoPo would be displaying the weapons cache on a table for a photoshoot like they do with drug hauls. Pictures please or it did not happen.

  13. 2022 June 29 3:27 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Here’s one that mpt can add to his “Clown World” collection LOL.
    They are draining the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
    Plus there’s a rumor the Biden Admin is doing econ modeling for the case where oil soars to $200.

  14. 2022 June 29 4:19 pm
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    justrand permalink

    The odds of the CCW data release being “accidental” are effectively ZERO.

    This was intentional so that when the new & “improved” Red Flag laws are issued in the the PRK, all the Leftists will know who to turn in to the Gestapo.

  15. 2022 June 29 7:34 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Dem voter reacts to Dem office holders regarding Roe v Wade.
    NSFW. Heh
    https://mobile.twitter.com/OutlawBParker/status/1541952223244156929

  16. 2022 June 29 7:46 pm
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    mpt permalink

    I guess we could re-institute QE and “buy” our own debt LOL.

    Did the Fed actually begin QT this month? Last I heard a week ago the Fed balance was still increasing rather than decreasing as Powell had promised. If he is going to begin QT in June he only has a day or so left.

  17. 2022 June 29 9:14 pm
    [18]
    JimNorCal permalink

  18. 2022 June 29 9:15 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

  19. 2022 June 30 4:28 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    16,

    Now that was classic.

    It would make a great campaign slogan. At the end of the video:

    “The Democratic machine did this to you.”
    “Vote Republican in November.”

  20. 2022 June 30 4:54 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    A video worth watching on the run up to WWIII — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7UzsI5VfFg

  21. 2022 June 30 5:13 am
    [22]
    drdog09 permalink

  22. 2022 June 30 5:57 am
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    justrand permalink

    If you didn’t see Tucker Carlson’s lead-in last night, you should. He detailed quite a few of the long list of political opponents Biden’s Regime has arrested…with NO subsequent charges. And the silence is deafening.

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2022/06/tucker_puts_together_the_long_list_of_political_arrests_in_bidens_america.html

  23. 2022 June 30 6:19 am
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    justrand permalink

    drdog, the New World Order cretins NEED a World War III to mask the way they’ve fucked up the world, and to usher in their plans to “rescue” the world.

    Newton’s Laws of Inertia are coming into play, in this order:
    Objects in motion tend to remain in motion. Right now Americans are still going about their lives, grumbling about prices and shortages…and various OUTRAGES…being thrust upon them. There is a MASSIVE inertia to the American economy, and the desire of Americans to generally live their lives with minimal interference. But what happens when that “inertia” wanes???…which it IS.

    Objects at rest tend to remain at rest. When the “object” that is the American economy & the American spirit comes to rest…which it IS coming to rest…then getting it in “motion” again may well be impossible, without a catastrophic event…or EVENTS.

    teaser: story out right now: “Buttigieg launches $1B pilot to build racial equity in roads
    American can’t afford to put fuel in their vehicles, which is ok, since going ANYWHERE to buy ANYTHING is damn near pointless at this point. And BUTT-PLUG is going to throw $1 BILLION into his unicorn plan to make ROADS less RACIST??????????????

    “When in the course of human events…”

  24. 2022 June 30 7:48 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Interesting comparing the DOJ’s reaction to actual harassment of Supreme Court Justices at their homes and attacks on pro-life pregnancy centers and church to potential harassment of school boards:

    https://amgreatness.com/2022/06/30/fbi-criticized-for-lack-of-response-to-attacks-on-pro-life-organizations/

  25. 2022 June 30 7:52 am
    [26]
    bc3b permalink

    JR #23 –

    Here’s Gutfeld’s monologue on Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bqg5W5Ekaf4

  26. 2022 June 30 8:15 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    26, apparently her story is made up of whole cloth. A total fabrication.

    Two decisions out. Well, people are commenting, I haven’t seen a headline yet
    WVa v EPA is decided in favor of the People, against EPA and global warming alarmists

    Border decision “Remain in Mexico” goes in favor of the Swamp though. Chief Justice Roberts is a d*ck.

  27. 2022 June 30 8:19 am
    [28]
    JimNorCal permalink

    https://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/west-virginia-v-environmental-protection-agency/
    Holding: Congress did not grant the Environmental Protection Agency in Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act the authority to devise emissions caps based on the generation shifting approach the agency took in the Clean Power Plan.

    Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 6-3, in an opinion by Chief Justice Roberts on June 30, 2022. Justice Gorsuch filed a concurring opinion, in which Justice Alito joined. Justice Kagan filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justices Breyer and Sotomayor joined.

    Headlines abound now for “Remain In Mexico”, sample–
    Supreme Court hands Biden victory, allows end to ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy

  28. 2022 June 30 9:33 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Noted: ‘Trump was NOT allowed to rescind DACA but it’s OK for Biden to end Remain In Mexico”

  29. 2022 June 30 9:43 am
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    bc3b permalink

    John Roberts is W’s gift that keeps on giving to the left.

    Isn’t it interesting how W., Liz Cheney and even Dick Cheney are now popular with the left?

    Hopefully George P’s defeat signals the end of the Bush Dynasty.

  30. 2022 June 30 10:26 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    “Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right …”

    A day after Fed Chair Powell crowed once again how the US economy was strong enough to cope with his hawkish rate-hike cycle (and President Biden told the world this morning that the US economy is the strongest in the world), the Atlanta Fed just stole the jam out of everyone’s donut by confirming the recession has started.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/welcome-recession-atlanta-fed-slashes-q2-gdp-1

  31. 2022 June 30 10:34 am
    [32]
    JimNorCal permalink

    I’ve noticed this for a week or so now–Putin’s right arm is stiff but his left swings freely when he walks.
    https://search.brave.com/search?q=what%27s+wrong+with+putin%27s+right+arm&source=web

  32. 2022 June 30 2:34 pm
    [33]
    JimNorCal permalink

    Argument about the result of “Remain in Mexico” decision by Supreme Court

    SCOTUSblog @SCOTUSblog
    The Supreme Court ALLOWS the Biden administration to terminate the controversial Trump-era asylum policy known as “remain in Mexico.” Red states argued that Biden was obliged to keep the policy, but SCOTUS says in a 5-4 ruling that the administration can end it.

    Ian Millhiser
    @imillhiser
    No. SCOTUS remanded the case back to Trump Judge Kacsmaryk. He will almost certainly make up a reason to rule against Biden again, and the Fifth Circuit will almost certainly affirm him.

    Best case, it’s probably going to be another year before Biden can end Remain in Mexico.

  33. 2022 June 30 3:17 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    Hmmm — https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2022/06/30/trump-wont-rule-out-desantis-as-vp-i-get-along-with-him/ — I opined that the Dims worse nightmare was 4yrs of Trump and 8yrs of DeSantis. Now the question has been asked.

  34. 2022 July 1 5:56 am
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    justrand permalink

    KH, there are a lot of “test runs” going on. Like the PRK releasing the personal data of every CCW holder in the State.

  35. 2022 July 1 7:13 am
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    bc3b permalink

    I watched some, but not all, of Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony. A few observations: she had a complete makeover between the previous tapings and her appearance this week. She now has a tan and dropped 15 – 20 pounds. Her testimony was either prepared by or totally scripted by a lawyer. She used terms that a 25-year old normally wouldn’t, like “in the vicinity of” and very often “something to the effect of” so she can’t be tried for perjury.

    https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/jessie-watters-trump-wasnt-even-in-the-beast-limo-cassidy-is-lying/

  36. 2022 July 1 8:43 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Disconnection … he really says this.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/ArtValley818_/status/1542688902493786112
    CNN: “What do you say to those families that say, ‘listen, we can’t afford to pay $4.85 a gallon for months, if not years?’”

    BIDEN ADVISOR: “This is about the future of the Liberal World Order and we have to stand firm.”

  37. 2022 July 1 1:19 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    39,

    As it currently stands and for the foreseeable future, the LWO is headed for a fall. Just cuz you assume you are an elite does not mean you are immune to the effects of the fall of civilization. Look at any period of upheaval and what you find is that those at the top, though affected last, usually ended up with a severe case of SADs. For monarchists it was usually via the lopping of heads…. Just a reminder.

    “You may sit on a throne of swords, but you shall not sit there long.”
    — Boris Yeltsin.

  38. 2022 July 2 5:39 am
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    mpt permalink

    The best of the lot for me. Wraps up the entire lunacy of the left in one image.

    my-body-my-choice

  39. 2022 July 2 7:38 am
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    drdog09 permalink

  40. 2022 July 2 9:39 am
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    drdog09 permalink

  41. 2022 July 2 10:32 am
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    mpt permalink

    I can’t believe this hasn’t been deleted from YouTube yet. It’s funny because it’s based in truth.

    John Ross; How to paint abortionist
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-5jH7eqlaE

  42. 2022 July 2 3:16 pm
    [46]
    JimNorCal permalink

    Babylon Bee headline:
    Democrats Argue That Clarence Thomas Should Only Have 3/5 Of A Vote

  43. 2022 July 2 8:13 pm
    [47]
    drdog09 permalink

    45,

    That was funny!

  44. 2022 July 2 8:44 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Dutch protesters are pouring manure on government offices, flooding streets, and becoming all together ungovernable. This uprising is in response to the WEF controlled government shutting down farms to “save the planet.”
    https://thecountersignal.com/dutch-farmers-protest-climate-change-policy/

    https://twitter.com/TheRealKeean/status/1543300949870927873

    The story is quite extraordinary.
    Not only farmers, they plan to cut air travel by 12%, just a number pulled out of their *ahem* ‘nether parts’

  45. 2022 July 3 5:56 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    48,

    Purely political policy idioticy. So long as the nitrogen is kept away from rivers it is not a threat to anyone. It is 90% of our atmosphere after all.

  46. 2022 July 3 6:17 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Key graf —

    I’m a cancer surgeon. Lots of folks with bad problems. Lately, I’m seeing many more folks with really bad, advanced, high-grade cancers, mostly vaccinated, and a great deal of delayed wound healing. Some are due to delay in seeking evaluation. My observations and experience, while anecdotal and not quantifiable, are mirrored by many of my colleagues across the country. We are busier than ever, yet working with supply chain disruptions and understaffing, and finding it increasingly difficult to GET THINGS DONE. It’s everywhere, not just my little backwater metro location in the Deep South. Compounding the effects of these are the cultural changes wrought upon medicine by the triple whammy of the POTUS 44, COVID-19 and the World Economic Forum. …

    RTWT — https://thegooddoctor.substack.com/p/dont-get-sick?sd=pf

    And the close — “… If you have to break down and go seek care, look for some gray hair……”.

  47. 2022 July 3 6:28 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Surprised ‘they’ have not instituted this already — https://www.zerohedge.com/personal-finance/most-valuable-form-money-nobodys-seenyet — And as I keep saying, grow your own food, its a revolutionary act.

  48. 2022 July 3 6:36 am
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    justrand permalink

    A brilliant article!!! It actually contains a “remedy” at.the end…which will NEVER be enacted, but fun to read.

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2022/07/tyranny_through_complexity.html

  49. 2022 July 3 10:33 am
    [54]
    JimNorCal permalink

    The “all cause death” story never went away either.

  50. 2022 July 3 10:38 am
    [55]
    drdog09 permalink

    53,

    Excellent idea the author has. Personally I would, at the state level, require competency tests before someone can have their name placed on the ballot. They should be able to recite the Act in the USC that enables the position they are running for and the 10 original Bill of Rights. If they cannot they are not placed.

    I find it crazy that whole occupations have competency tests but the one that can spend trillions of the public’s money has none.

  51. 2022 July 3 10:46 am
    [56]
    drdog09 permalink

    Omar gets booed off stage — https://twitter.com/i/status/1543543662172323842

  52. 2022 July 3 1:10 pm
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    mpt permalink

    And as I keep saying, grow your own food, its a revolutionary act.

    Not so fast, the SCOTUS has ruled that by growing your own food you are not participating in commerce you might otherwise be. Thus, your actions are in fact impacting interstate commerce and your homegrown food can be regulated under the interstate commerce clause, Article 1 Section 8, of the Constitution. Tread carefully.

  53. 2022 July 3 1:11 pm
    [58]
    mpt permalink

    Personally I would, at the state level, require competency tests before someone can have their name placed on the ballot.

    Are you kidding, of what use is an empty ballot?

  54. 2022 July 3 1:24 pm
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    mpt permalink

    The G7 leadership is either insane or high on smelling their own farts. They actually believe they can impose a price cap on “Russian Oil” without a major backlash. Of course, with mid-wits such as Biden in the crowd, this is to be expected.

    Oil Price Could Hit “Stratospheric” $380 If Russia Retaliates To G7 Oil Price Cap
    https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/oil-price-could-hit-stratospheric-380-if-russia-retaliates-g7-oil-price-cap

  55. 2022 July 3 2:10 pm
    [60]
    mpt permalink

    Another take on the high costs of gasoline and why the price is not going down any time soon (if ever).

    The Governments Hidden Plan To Raise Gas Prices | Not About Oil
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bY46elZFKmc

  56. 2022 July 3 5:30 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    57,

    That is why it is a revolutionary act. The outcome is not so much the USC as it is the SCOTUS Wickard decision (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wickard_v._Filburn). Now here’s the twist. The claim was that this would affect price supports. What a lie. Note the date, 1942. The US war ramping up to fence to fence grain production to feed England. Maybe I ought to send a suggestion to Alito and Thomas on the matter 🙂

  57. 2022 July 3 5:42 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    “Are you kidding, of what use is an empty ballot?”

    What ballot?? https://ussanews.com/2022/07/03/several-nyc-election-sites-had-no-republican-ballots-during-last-weeks-primary/

    They are on to us….

  58. 2022 July 3 6:15 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    60, I’m sure the Dems are salivating over high gas prices: “We can force them to give up cars and impoverish them with high prices at the supermarket! What’s not to love?”

    They can just indirectly backdoor all their Green policies using RU as an excuse.

  59. 2022 July 3 9:56 pm
    [64]
    JimNorCal permalink

    China has plenty of investments in Canada, US, UK, etc for joint dev of oil resources.
    Now, China has exited all of them.
    Of course the Chinese offshore oil company CNOOC was blacklisted/delisted from the NYSE, banned for trading by US citizens and subject to tariffs among other things.

    I’m guessing they worry about being sanctioned further and having their investments frozen or expropriated so instead they have made a permanent decision to align with RU.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5S5dITWVJWE

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