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Defund the Police?

I have 3 topics this time, all suggested by listeners.

First, a description of how the pandemic has affected one listener.

Second, an email wonders what “defunding the police” will do to taxes; will they go down or will the government find somewhere else to spend the money? 

And third, another email alerted me to a group on the Left that is planning to react to any election shenanigans of violence from the Right over the election. At least, that’s what they claim.

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Minneapolis officials said they would defund the police. Some now regret that pledge.

The Left Is Setting The Stage For A Coup If Trump Wins

The Left Secretly Preps for MAGA Violence After Election Day

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Coleman Hughes

This time out, I’m presenting an article written by Coleman Hughes. It’s called “Stories and Data: Reflections on Race, Riots, and Police”. It’s his story, where he looks at the stories and data behind police shooting, and draws conclusions straight from them.

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Stories and Data: Reflections on race, riots, and police

ColemanHughes.org

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Hamilton faces the Cancel Culture

Conservative speakers at college campuses have been dis-invited, turned away by the mob, or required extra security (at the speaker’s expense) to deal with the cancel culture. CEO’s have stepped down, and Republicans have been shown the door in restaurants, but the Left was fine with this.

Then they came for “Hamilton”, and some on the Left grew a spine. Welcome to those of us fighting for free speech. I hope it lasts.

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‘Hamilton’ Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda Responds To ‘Cancel Hamilton’ Criticism

J.K. Rowling Smeared As Transphobe, ‘Canceled’ After Saying Biological Sex ‘Is Real’

A Letter on Justice and Open Debate

JK Rowling, Over 100 Others Sign Letter Condemning Cancel Culture. One Caves, Apologizes. Rowling Responds.

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Any chance?

The President’s proposed budget cuts spending by $4 trillion. Could we actually see a reduction in spending that we’ve needed for so long? Or is this just a dream?

How many Democrats would vote for a socialist for President? The answer may (or may not) surprise you.

Who let the world in CO2 reduction in 2019? The answer may (or may not) surprise you.

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White House proposes slashing $4.4 trillion from budget over 10 years

76 PERCENT OF DEMOCRATS SAY THEY’D VOTE FOR A SOCIALIST FOR PRESIDENT, NEW POLL SHOWS

Global CO2 emissions in 2019

Reddit post looking for podcasts

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Death all around us

Happy New Year! Here’s an uplifting question to start things off; what was the leading cause of death in 2019? I’m not just talking about the US, but on a global scale, what single cause killed the most people?

A family is once again trying to get a hospital to keep their young child alive. No, this isn’t another British family fighting the NHS, this is quite a bit closer to home.

And Donald Trump is fulfilling another promise to reduce the Regulatory State.

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Abortion was leading cause of death worldwide in 2019 with 42 million killed

Planned Parenthood Loses 400,000 Donors After Killing More Babies in Abortions Than Ever Before

Judge Rules Hospital Can Shut Off 11-Month-Old Baby’s Life Support Over Mother’s Objections

Trump issues fewest regulations in 44 years, third record low

CNN settles lawsuit with Nick Sandmann

The Most Absurd PC Moments of the 2010s

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The Laboratories of Democracy sometimes fail

Ah, the states, those laboratories of democracy. The idea is to see if a policy works in one before using it in another, or before taking it nationally. But if something fails in one state, why would you take it up in another.

President Trump bad-mouthed NATO allies who weren’t paying their agreed-upon support to the alliance. He was criticized for that, but guess what’s been happening?

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Crime surges in Oklahoma as Republicans continue to open prison doors

WINNING: Trump Doubles NATO Countries Paying Financial Obligations, Warns ‘Delinquent’ Countries Must Pay Up

POLL: 20% of Bernie Sanders supporters say they would NOT vote for a socialist president: ‘Do they not realize’ he’s a socialist?

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Corey Johnson

Backing down

New York City is backing down on freedom of speech and freedom of choice restrictions. Guess who you have to thank for that?

What’s the biggest problem with newspapers today? Their product is the news we read, and what job have they cut (or outsourced) that devalues it?

California made theft more attractive. Guess what they got?

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Fearing Supreme Court, gay NYC councilman moves to repeal conversion therapy ban

Episode 150: The Main Reason Why I’m Voting for Trump [Consider This]

Corey Johnson (politician) [Wikipedia]

Elimination of copy editors has been disastrous for newspapers

California Shocked To Find Bill Decriminalizing Retail Theft Resulted In… More Retail Theft

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Who’s going to cut spending?

A listener takes me to task over America’s “energy independence”. OK, so the picture isn’t quite as rosy as I made it sound. Thanks, Mark!

Are both the Democrats and Republicans to blame for the latest bloated budget agreement? Yes. But can they be blamed the same? No. And which side has more representatives pushing for fiscal responsibility? It’s not even close.

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The Conservative Zone

House Democrats Pass Trump-supported Budget Agreement, Freedom Caucus Objects

Trump will sign budget deal, Mulvaney says

FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 511 (votes on the budget agreement)

What is the House Freedom Caucus, and who’s in it?

United States Gross Federal Debt to GDP

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Anti-fascists?

The state of California is asking that pastors, educators, legislators, and just about everyone else, to affirm homosexuality and transgenderism. It’s asking politely now, but is this just the start? And how, in the name of the First Amendment, is this even a thing anyway?

Antifa, that wonderful organization that opposes fascism (hey, it’s in the name, right), uses fascist tactics to physically beat up journalists covering them. But the media want to give them a pass. Hey, nobody’s perfect, right Don Lemon?

OPEC looks like it will try to drive up the price of oil, but we may not feel it quite as much here in America. I’ll tell you why. (Thank you, Sarah Palin!)

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California Assembly seeks LGBT affirmation from pastors, churches

Antifa Members Have Repeatedly Attacked Journalists Who Cover Them

U.S. Oil Output Tops 12 Million Barrels a Day for First Time

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Baronnelle Stutzman

How is the socialized medicine system that is the VA (that was the blueprint for ObamaCare) dealing with some care deficiencies? Leaning on the private sector, of course.

WalMart’s CEO is challenging Congress to raise the minimum wage. Why doesn’t he just do it himself rather than try to get Congress to make him? The answer is to stifle competition.

And it looks like the Supreme Court is going to have to rule on religious freedom pretty soon. Another private business is being sued for not participating in a same-sex wedding, and no, it has demonstrably nothing to do with not serving gays.

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Veterans get access to urgent care, more doctors starting Thursday under new law

Episode 64: Who Really Killed the Incandescent Light Bulb

How a higher minimum wage could help Walmart

Washington Supreme Court rules against florist who refused service for gay couple’s wedding

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