Weekend Show Politics – Sat 30 May, 2020

Hour 2 – Politics

Full Second Hour
  • Segment 1 – Best selling author and conservative spokesperson James Hiresen discusses left wing politics.
  • Segment 2 – New York Times best selling author James Hirsen opines on the candidacy of Joe Biden.
  • Segment 3 – Dr Frieda and Big Al discuss the Minneapolis shooting.
  • Segment 4 – Lty Col (Ret) Jim Mc Kinney opines on liberal politics and the outcome of the November election.

Segment 5

James Hirsen, J.D., M.A. in Media Psychology, is a New York Times best-selling author, international business attorney, news analyst, cultural commentator, and social media scholar.

Highly sought after for his expertise on a host of matters, and for his unique perspective through the lens of a moral universe, Hirsen has appeared on numerous television broadcast networks including NBC, ABC, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Channel, CNN, HLN, CNBC, MSNBC, the BBC, Canada’s Sun News Network, and the Trinity Broadcast Network, as well as various streaming media venues including Newsmax TV and Dove TV.

He is also a frequent guest on broadcast, satellite, and Internet radio stations around the globe and is a well-known public speaker in the legal, business, news, entertainment, and faith communities.

In his enduring weekly column for Newsmax.com, The Left Coast Report, Hirsen features his distinctive insight and commentary on the confluence of the entertainment, political, cultural, ideological, and social media worlds.

Hirsen, who served many years as a law professor at Trinity Law School and journalism professor at Biola University, is a member of the California and Washington, D.C. Bar Associations and has the distinction of having been admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court.

He is additionally a lifetime member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, and an active member of SAG/AFTRA, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the American Film Institute, the Worship Music Association, and the Association of Media & Entertainment Counsel.

Before setting his sights on the legal, publishing, and communications worlds, Hirsen worked as a professional musician. He participated in numerous studio recordings, film scores, and performance events and was keyboardist for a number of years for one of the most legendary groups of all times, the Temptations.

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Comments:
  1. On May 30, 2020 at 7:29 am,
    Big Al says:

    GOOD MORNING BROTHERS AND SISTERS. I PRAY THAT YOU ALL STAY POSITIVE SO THAT WE CAN SURPASS OUR CURRENT SITUATION AND MAKE GREAT LEMONS OUT OF THIS LEMONADE. GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND GRANT YOU HIS MERCY!

    • On May 31, 2020 at 3:57 pm,
      bonzo says:

      Al, how can anyone make lemons out of lemonade?

  2. On May 30, 2020 at 7:38 am,
    Big Al says:

    i JUST READ IN THE NEWS THAT THE MAJOR CITY THAT KATHY AND I LEFT 10 YEARS AGO HAS JUST SET AN PM CURFEW STARTING TODAY BECAUSE OF THE MAJOR DESTRUCTIVE RIOTING THAT IS OCCURRING THERE.

    I AM SO GLAD THAT KATHY TOLD ME BEFORE WE MOVED UP HERE THAT SHE NO LONGER WANTED TO LIVE IN A MAJOR CITY LIKE PORTLAND, OREGON!

    • On May 30, 2020 at 7:58 am,
      Dick Tracy says:

      The whites in America have always left areas of racial tension in their cities instead of dealing with the problem. Nothing new there, the same thing happened in Detroit in 1967, that was over 50 years ago. America is great at telling other countries how to live and they thumb their nose at huge problems that exist in their own society. I could go on ad infinitum, but it will only fall on deaf ears, and Al your thinking is why these problems still exist today. DT

      • On May 30, 2020 at 8:55 am,
        Cfs says:

        Democracy fails when elected officials perceive reelection more important than “doing the right thing”.
        It always has and always will. This is true at all levels, from the lowest local official, right up to Presidencies.
        Thus it is that the Mayor of Minneapolis and the Governor of Minnesota failed to act with alacrity in dealing with the police killing of a citizen.

        The even remote appearance of procrastination or potential for cover-up contributed to the adverse reaction from the black population. The black population has every right to complain and protest, however, that right ends at breaking of law.
        AGAIN, mayor and Governor totally failed to react and stop law-breaking, in the form of arson and looting. Such illegal behavior should have immediately been met with pepper spray and rubber bullets: a non-lethal but forceful reaction.
        I am further saddened by the lack of condemnation of illegal actions in the media.

        • On May 30, 2020 at 9:19 am,
          Big Al says:

          Good Morning, Professor. I completely agree with you comment regarding the importance of re-election. I also agree that both the mayor and the governor acted very inefficiently in dealing with what both should have known would result in a major problem. Both did the wrong thing.

          What do you think about a black leader who is respected by the African Americans coming out and saying: “Look let’s prove to them that we are better than this” This idea of mine in no way exonerates the illegal action of the police.

      • On May 30, 2020 at 9:13 am,
        Big Al says:

        I would like you to explain to me why my thinking is why these problems exist today. I can definitely see your point if you mean that we left the “big city” because we did not want to face these problems. If that is what you actually mean, Mr. Tracy, I will admit my mistake and give you credit for that. Please do elaborate a bit, my friend.

        • On May 30, 2020 at 9:58 am,
          Cfs says:

          Dr. Frieda in part 3, is wrong in my opinion.
          , in saying that there is no difference between black and white.
          While, of course, there is a bell curve distribution of behavior in any population, the location of peak behavior and spread of behaviors DO VARY, with race/color and age, as well as other factors such as education, social up-bringing, etc..
          While in no way condoning use of excessive force (which, alas, occurs too often among those with the power to inflict same, I attribute the policeman’s behavior probably to two factors:
          First, and importantly, he had gotten away many times previously with excessive use of force.
          Secondly, possibly based on his length of service, he was fearful. Please note, I’m not saying the policeman was rationally justified in being fearful, but that several times in his experience he had had black individuals react forcefully against him. Rightly or wrongly, perhaps even with an element of racial bias/prejudice, this policeman chose to eliminate any possibility of resistance.
          Was his action excessive? Pretty, obviously.
          Was it justified? Most probably not.
          Was it understandable? Yes, even though that does not make it right.
          The fact that this particular policeman had multiple complaints of excessive force in his history, without official redress, made this killing a likely occurrence waiting to happen.

      • On May 30, 2020 at 10:36 am,
        larry says:

        Dick Tracey Ditto…I grew up in the 50’s 60’s 70’s near DETROIT…It was racially charged to say the least…..The democrats were and still remain masters of recruiting those votes by throwing tax money around for free housing food education and abortion plus money/child born..Marxism and state dependency was ingrained with no need of production demanded……That incentivized women to have many children and the state was the de-facto daddy..The nanny state emerged in that era……Marriage rates plummeted from 85% among African American families to the staggeringly low rate today……But nothing was given out to become free and empowered of the Democratic plantation…So the sociological human problems remain per Tally’s Corner and in my opinion if the thing erupts violently it will be like sparticus freeing his armed slave army…Sorry that is my assessment…

        • On May 30, 2020 at 2:13 pm,
          Big Al says:

          Interesting point, Larry. I think that future repercussions will be as I predicted months ago very volatile. You know it’s kind of funny just what Rodney King said years ago about getting along.

    • On May 30, 2020 at 6:48 pm,
      Ebolan says:

      Ah, come on boys, aren’t you being a little rough on the looters???

      Rioting and looting is an Amerocon tradition….Amerocon as apple pie. Just look at the facts:

      1946 – Airport Homes race riots, Chicago, Illinois
      1947 – Fernwood Park race riot, mid-August, Fernwood, Chicago, IL
      1949 – Fairground Park riot, June 21, St. Louis Missouri
      1949 – Anacostia Pool Riot, June 29, Anacostia, Washington, D.C.
      1949 – Peekskill riots, Peekskill, New York
      1949 – Englewood race riot, November 8-12, Englewood, Chicago, IL
      1951 – Cicero race riot of 1951, July 12, Cicero, Illinois
      1960 – Ax Handle Saturday, August 27, Jacksonville, Florida
      1962 – Ole Miss riot 1962, September 3-October 1, The University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi
      1963 – Birmingham riot of 1963, May 11, Birmingham, Alabama
      1963 – Cambridge riot 1963, June 14, Cambridge, Maryland
      1964 – Chester School Protests, April 2-26, Chester, Pennsylvania
      1964 – the July 16 killing of James Powell by police in the Yorkville neighborhood just south of East Harlem precipitates a string of race riots in July and August, including:
      1964 – Harlem Riot of 1964, July 16-22, New York City
      1964 – Rochester 1964 race riot, July 24-25, Rochester, New York
      1964 – Jersey City Riot, August 3-5, Jersey City, NJ
      1964 – Dixmoor race riot, August 15-17, Dixmoor, Illinois
      1964 – Philadelphia 1964 race riot, August 28-30, Philadelphia
      1965 – Selma to Montgomery marches, March 7-25, Alabama
      1965 – Watts riots, August 11-17, Los Angeles, California
      1966 – Division Street riots, June 12-14, Humboldt Park, Chicago, Illinois
      1966 – Omaha riot of 1966, July 2, Omaha, Nebraska
      1966 – 1966 Chicago West-Side riots, July 12-15, Chicago, Illinois
      1966 – Hough riots, July 18-24, Cleveland, Ohio
      1966 – Marquette Park housing march, August 5, Chicago, Illinois
      1966 – Waukegan riot, August 27, Waukegan, Illinois
      1966 – Benton Harbor riots, August 30-September 4, Benton Harbor, Michigan
      1966 – Summerhill and Vine City Riots, September 6-8 Atlanta, Georgia
      1966 – Hunters Point social uprising, September 27-October 1 San Francisco, California
      1966 – Sunset Strip curfew riots, November 12, various other flareups, basis for the song “For What It’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield song)“, West Hollywood, California
      1967 – Long Hot Summer of 1967 refers to a year in which 159 race riots, almost all African-American, erupted across the United States, including:
      1967 – Avondale riots, June 12-15, Cincinnati, Ohio
      1967 – Buffalo riot of 1967, June 27, Buffalo, New York
      1967 – 1967 Newark riots, July 12-17, Newark, New Jersey
      1967 – 1967 Plainfield riots, July 14-21, Plainfield, New Jersey
      1967 – Cairo riot, July 17, Cairo, Illinois
      1967 – 1967 Detroit riot, July 23-29, Detroit, Michigan
      1967 – Cambridge riot of 1967, July 24, a.k.a. the H. Rap Brown riot, Cambridge, Maryland
      1967 – 1967 Saginaw riot, July 26, Saginaw, Michigan
      1967 – Milwaukee riot, July 30, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
      1968 – Orangeburg Massacre, S.C. State Univ., February 8, Orangeburg, South Carolina
      1968 – Memphis Sanitation Strike riot, March 28, Memphis, Tennessee
      1968 – Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., April 4, Memphis, Tennessee, precipitates all April 4-14 riots, including:
      1968 – 1968 Detroit riot, April 4-5, Detroit, Michigan
      1968 – 1968 New York City riots, April 4-5, New York City, New York
      1968 – 1968 Washington, D.C. riots, April 4-8, Washington, D.C.
      1968 – 1968 Chicago riots, West Side Riots, April 5-7, Chicago, Illinois
      1968 – 1968 Pittsburgh riots, April 5-11, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
      1968 – Baltimore riot of 1968, April 6-14, Baltimore, Maryland
      1968 – Avondale riot of 1968, April 8, Cincinnati, Ohio
      1968 – 1968 Kansas City riot, April 9, Kansas City, Missouri
      1968 – Wilmington Riot of 1968, April 9-10, Wilmington, Delaware
      1968 – Trenton Riot of 1968, April 9-11, Trenton, New Jersey
      1968 – Columbia University protests of 1968, April 23, New York City, New York
      1968 – Louisville riots of 1968, May 27, Louisville, Kentucky
      1968 – Akron riot, July 17-23, Akron, Ohio
      1968 – Glenville Shootout, July 23-28, Cleveland, Ohio
      1968 – 1968 Miami riot, August 7-8, Miami, Florida
      1968 – 1968 Democratic National Convention protests, including the police riots of August 27-28, Chicago, Illinois
      1969 – Zip to Zap riot, May 9-11, Zap, North Dakota
      1969 – People’s Park Riots, May, Berkeley, California
      1969 – 1969 Greensboro uprising, May 21-25, Greensboro, North Carolina
      1969 – Cairo disorders, May-December, Cairo, Illinois
      1969 – 1969 York Race Riot, July 17-24, York, Pennsylvania
      1970 – Augusta Riot, May 11-13, Augusta, Georgia
      1970 – Jackson State killings, May 14-15, two killed, Jackson, Mississippi
      1970 – 1970 Asbury Park race riots, July 4-10, Asbury Park, New Jersey
      1970 – 1970 Memorial Park riot, August 24-27, Royal Oak, Michigan
      1971 – Wilmington riot 1971, February 9, Wilmington, North Carolina
      1971 – May Day protests 1971, May 3, Washington, D.C.
      1971 – Camden riots, August 1971, Camden, New Jersey
      1973 – Shooting of Clifford Glover Riot, April 23, Rioting broke out in South Jamaica, Queens after an undercover NYPD officer shot and killed a ten-year-old African-American youth. New York, New York
      1974 – Baltimore police strike, July, Baltimore, Maryland
      1974 – Boston busing race riots anti-busing riots throughout Boston, Massachusetts
      1975 – Livernois-Fenkell riot, July 1975, Detroit, Michigan
      1976 – Escambia High School riots, February 5, Pensacola, Florida
      1976 – Anti-busing riot in downtown Boston, April 5, Boston, Massachusetts
      1976 – Marquette Park unrest, June-August, Chicago, Illinois
      1977 – Humboldt Park riot, June 5-6, Chicago, Illinois
      1977 – New York City Blackout riot 1977, July 13-14, New York City, New York
      1978 – Moody Park riot, May 5, 1978, Houston, Texas
      1979 – Herman Hill riot, April 15, Wichita, Kansas
      1979 – White Night riots, May 1979, San Francisco, California
      1979 – Greensboro massacre, November 3, Greensboro, North Carolina
      1980 – Miami riot 1980, May 17-19, Miami, Florida
      1982 – Miami riot 1982, Dec. 28, A Miami policeman shoots a black video game player in an arcade. Riots breakout in the Overtown section of Miami. Miami, Florida
      1986 – Marquette Park KKK rally, June 28, Chicago, Illinois
      1988 – Tompkins Square Park riot, August 6-7, New York City
      1988 – Cedar Grove, Shreveport, Louisiana
      1989 – 1989 Miami riot, Jan. 16-18, Miami policeman kills a black motorcycle rider. Riots breakout in the Overtown section of the city. Miami, Florida
      1991 – 1991 Washington, DC riot, Mount Pleasant riot, May 5-9, Washington, D.C.
      1991 – Crown Heights riot, August 1991, Brooklyn, New York
      1992 – L.A. Rodney King riots, April-May 1992, Los Angeles, California
      1992 – West Las Vegas riots, April 29, Las Vegas, Nevada
      1992 – 1992 Washington Heights riots, July 4-7, Manhattan, New York, Dominican community
      1996 – St. Petersburg, Florida Riot 1996, October 1996, St. Petersburg, Florida
      1997 – North Hollywood shootout, February 1997, Los Angeles, California
      21st century
      2000 – Elián González affair, Miami, Florida
      2000 – Brooks Brothers riot, Miami-Dade county, Florida
      2001 – 2001 Cincinnati Riots, April 10-12, Cincinnati, Ohio
      2003 – Benton Harbor riot, June 2003, Benton Harbor, Michigan
      2003 – Miami FTAA Protests, November 2003, Miami, Florida
      2004 – 2004 American League Championship Series, October 21, 1 dead, Boston, Massachusetts
      2005 – Civil disturbances and military action in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, August – Sept., New Orleans, Louisiana
      2005 – 2005 Toledo riot, October 15, Toledo, Ohio
      2007 – The Los Angeles May Day mêlée, May 1, Los Angeles, California
      2009 – Riots against BART Police shooting of Oscar Grant, January 7, 120 arrested, Oakland, California
      2009 – Akron riots, March 14, 2009, 7 arrested; and July 2009, unknown number arrested, Akron, Ohio
      2009 – 2009 G-20 Pittsburgh summit protests, Sept. 24-25, 193 arrested
      2010 – Oakland protest riot, November 5, Police made more than 150 arrests as a crowd broke windows and knocked down fences, protesting sentence of former BART officer in shooting of Oscar Grant on New Years Day 2009; see BART Police shooting of Oscar Grant. Oakland, California
      2013 – Flatbush Riots, March 11, Riots in Brooklyn, New York after the death of Kimani Gray who was shot and killed by NYPD.
      2014 – Ferguson unrest, Ferguson and St. Louis, Missouri, August 10 and November 24. Following the shooting death of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer, protests erupt in the streets. Police respond with riot gear, tear gas, sound canons, police dogs, concussion grenades, rubber bullets, pepper balls, wooden bullets, beanbag rounds, tasers, pepper spray, and armored vehicles. Unrest occurred continuously for weeks in August, and sporadically through December, with nearly daily protests throughout the period and rioting following the non-indictment announcement on Nov 24. Unrest again occurred on the one year anniversary in August 2015, with dozens of arrests.
      2014 – St. Louis, Missouri – October 8, police vehicle windows broken as rage at the killing of Vonderrit Myers Jr. Protests continued for days afterward, during the nearby and ongoing Ferguson Unrest.
      2014 – New York, New York, and Berkeley, California – After prosecutors and a grand jury refused to indict a police officer in the death of Eric Garner, protests erupted in New York City and other cities.
      2014 Oakland riots, November-December, A series of riots and civil disturbances that took place in Oakland and the surrounding area, in reaction to the events involving the Shooting of Michael Brown and later, the death of Eric Garner, Oakland, California
      2014 – Berkeley, Missouri, December 23-24. Antonio Martin is shot to death by police in a St. Louis suburb nearby to Ferguson, leading to violent conflict with police, and looting.
      2015 – 2015 Baltimore protests, April 25-28. Days of protests break out following the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody. 34 people are arrested and 15 Officers injured after rioting and looting break out. Gray’s funeral was held on April 27 and followed by further protests and looting. Governor Hogan had preemptively activated the Maryland National Guard, while the Maryland State Police had activated at least 500 officers.
      2015 – St. Louis, Missouri, August 19. Conflict with police following fatal shooting by St. Louis police officers of black teenager Mansur Ball-Bey leads to deployment of tear gas then burned car, buildings, and looting. Protests continue in subsequent days with tensions remaining high.
      2016 – Occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, January-February 2016. 1 killed and several dozen arrested at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon.
      2016 – 2016 Donald Trump Chicago rally protest, March 11. Five people arrested and two police officers injured during a demonstration at the UIC Pavilion.
      2016 – Democracy Spring rally in April. March to Washington D.C. and sit-ins lead to arrests.
      2016 – Widespread protests erupt in response to two deaths at the hands of police, the Shooting of Alton Sterling and shooting of Philando Castile. At least 261 people were arrested in protests in New York City, Chicago, St. Paul, Baton Rouge, and other cities.
      2016 – 2016 Milwaukee riots, Sherman Park, August 13-15. Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
      2016 – 2016 Charlotte riot, September 20-21, Protests and riots break out in response to the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott by a Charlotte police officer.
      2017 – Berkeley, California, February 1, civil unrest ensued at UC Berkeley as Milo Yiannopoulos was scheduled to speak on the campus.[2][3]
      2017 – 2017 Anaheim, California protests, February 21, protesters demonstrate after police officer grabs boy and fires his gun. Protesters damage property and throw bottles and rocks at police.
      2017 – May Day, violence breaks out at May Day protests in Olympia, and Portland, as masked anarchists damage property and clash with police.
      2017 – 2017 St. Louis protests, beginning September 15, large protests erupted when police officer Jason Stockley was found not guilty of murder in the shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith on December 20, 2011. Some of the protests turned destructive and the police became violent. Windows were broken at Mayor Lyda Krewson‘s house and in the Central West End business district on the first night, many windows were broken in the Delmar Loop on Sept 16, a few were broken downtown on Sept 17 after police drove swiftly through a crowd following a peaceful march. Police conducted a kettling mass arrest operation of nonviolent protesters and bystanders, beating and pepper spraying many, including journalists, documentary filmmakers, and an undercover officer. Protests and sporadic unrest continued daily for weeks.
      2019 – Memphis riot, June 13, following the fatal shooting of Brandon Webber by U.S. Marshals, Memphis, TN.
      2020 – New York City FTP protests, Jan 31, Anti-Transit Police and MTA protest resulting in hundreds of arrests over the three separate days of demonstration. Vandalism and violence on train stations was reported.

      And besides, I saw many of the looters wearing masks and social distancing. Barack Obammy and Sleepy Joe must be proud!

      • On May 30, 2020 at 8:16 pm,
        Excelsior says:

        True… and great point on the looters wearing masks and social distancing. +1

        • On May 31, 2020 at 9:31 am,
          OOTB Jerry says:

          Plus 2…….
          Start with the date………any connections…….to the CIA….. 🙂

          • On May 31, 2020 at 10:36 am,
            Ebolan says:

            A lot of weird things with that George. Such as he worked at the same place the cop who supposedly killed him worked at. And that cop owns a mansion in Florida and millions in other property. How do you do that on a cop’s salary?

          • On May 31, 2020 at 10:37 am,
            Ebolan says:

            goooberment syops

          • On May 31, 2020 at 10:52 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            EBO……did not hear the one on the Fl. mansion, ….hummm
            EBO……you should listen to usawatchdog…..today…

    • On May 30, 2020 at 8:13 am,
      Thomas says:

      Elon Musk on the way to make history „first commercial company to bring man to space“

      That is exciting – especially during current difficult time

      • On May 30, 2020 at 9:23 am,
        Big Al says:

        Yes, it certainly is exciting Thomas! Thank you

    • On May 30, 2020 at 8:32 am,
      Thomas says:

      New SpaceX Space Suits are currently fitted – there are really cool (Star Trek like)

      https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-52787365

    • On May 30, 2020 at 9:22 am,
      Big Al says:

      Many thanks for your very positive input, Thomas. Good to get my mind out of the negative issues that are permeating our society.

    • On May 30, 2020 at 9:28 am,
      Thomas says:

      Astronauts entering the elevator to Dragon now

    • On May 30, 2020 at 9:37 am,
      Thomas says:

      Astronauts entering the Dragon capsule

    • On May 30, 2020 at 10:11 am,
      Thomas says:

      Dragon doors are closed

    • On May 30, 2020 at 10:48 am,
      Thomas says:

      It‘s raining at the Launchpad

    • On May 30, 2020 at 10:52 am,
      Thomas says:

      90min left until launch

    • On May 30, 2020 at 11:26 am,
      Thomas says:

      1 Hour left – waiting for weather update

    • On May 30, 2020 at 11:35 am,
      Thomas says:

      „Weather is go at this time“

    • On May 30, 2020 at 11:39 am,
      Thomas says:

      Crew access bridge is taken away

    • On May 30, 2020 at 12:08 pm,
      Thomas says:

      15 min left until launch

    • On May 30, 2020 at 12:23 pm,
      Thomas says:

      Engine ignition

      Lift off

      • On May 30, 2020 at 12:46 pm,
        Thomas says:

        America is back in manned space flight

        A new area started at this moment in history

        • On May 30, 2020 at 1:32 pm,
          Excelsior says:

          +1 Agreed. A pretty awesome moment in history.

          There were over 2 million people watching it live on just the youtube page, not counting all the TV coverage.

          Hopefully this is something that everyone can get behind and feel unity behind.

          • On May 30, 2020 at 1:53 pm,
            Big Al says:

            We certainly need something positive like this, Excelsior! Thanks man

          • On May 30, 2020 at 8:17 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            Right on Big Al. A nice change of pace in the news in this country to American ingenuity.

          • On May 30, 2020 at 10:13 pm,
            Thomas says:

            Click on my link above. 15 million viewers currently

          • On May 31, 2020 at 8:21 am,
            Excelsior says:

            Yes there were over 16 million views of that launch yesterday and some of the 9 hours of coverage during space.

            Now things have shifted over to them having just docked with space station about 45 minutes ago, and they are doing all the final checks to open up the airlock between Dragon and the International Space Station. It is still live for anyone following the story (or it can be rewatched later on)

            _________________________________________

            NASA Astronauts Arrive at the International Space Station on SpaceX Spacecraft

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyNl87mXOkc

          • On May 31, 2020 at 10:03 am,
            Big Al says:

            Thanks Excelsior for the comment. It would certainly appear that the government is not the most efficient entity to “head up” an operation like this. Musk is one smart dude!

        • On May 30, 2020 at 1:55 pm,
          Big Al says:

          And Thomas the government did not put us there!

        • On May 30, 2020 at 5:22 pm,
          larry says:

          That was a beautiful thing….anyone still around who doubts Elon Musk engineering proclivity?

    • On May 30, 2020 at 6:49 pm,
      Ebolan says:

      Wow! They did something that was done 60 years ago! What progress.

    • On May 30, 2020 at 7:28 pm,
      Ebolan says:

      The fact that so many are making such a big deal about what the commie rooskies did 60 years ago shows what a waste of money NASA is. And Elon is once again sucking off the gooberment teat. Yet so many tax donkeys are cheering this.

      If private enterprise wants to put people into space, great. But don’t make the American tax serfs pay for it. In case you haven’t noticed they are already heavily burdened with taxes, not to mention impossible goooooberment debt!

      • On May 31, 2020 at 8:27 am,
        Excelsior says:

        While I agree with you about the focus shifting to private companies for space eventually, but as someone that is not a fan of the destinations for most government tax money, then I’d much rather see my tax money go to this than the Trillions we’ve wasted on the American war machine invading or policing nations all over the world. I’d also rather see my tax money go to something constructive like this versus social justice warrior programs, to buying Nancy Pelosi more liquor for her private jet escapades, or the failing Post Office debacle that should have been dismantled years ago and replaced with private industry like FedEx, UPS, DHL, etc…

        • On May 31, 2020 at 9:19 am,
          Ebolan says:

          Check out Austin Fitts and the missing 23 trillion. She says most of it went into the black budget for space. What Musk just did isn’t even child’s play compared to what we are not being told about. Yet, people are cheering that NASA and Musk managed to do something the Rooksies did 60 years ago. It’s beyond absurd.

          Anyone who truly wants to see space exploration succeed should want the government out of it. Government nearly always impedes progress for the little people which is why you and I will never go into space despite trillions of our tax dollars spent by government for space exploration/travel.

          • On May 31, 2020 at 9:40 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            Ebo……….the missing money is up to about $56 Trillion…….I stopped counting….the number will be impossible to trace, since Fasbe 56…..There are no accounting rules….

          • On May 31, 2020 at 9:46 am,
            Big Al says:

            Agreed Jerry

          • On May 31, 2020 at 9:54 am,
            Big Al says:

            Well, okay!

          • On May 31, 2020 at 10:15 am,
            Ebolan says:

            You’re right as usual, Jerry.

            The whole thing is criminal beyond any criminal’s wildest imagination.

            And the Ameroconned people are beyond clueless.

            It’s all so absurd it will make your head spin.

          • On May 31, 2020 at 10:16 am,
            Excelsior says:

            Ebolan – I agree with you that “Government nearly always impedes progress for the little people.”

            I’d rather see private companies compete for space business than for the government to be involved, but since SpaceX was docking with the International Space Station, the government needed to be involved with this one.

          • On May 31, 2020 at 10:29 am,
            Ebolan says:

            Hey Ex and Jerry,

            Maybe we are entering Opposite Land…”Opposite Land. In this new land, everything is the opposite—mermaids are ugly, princes need rescuing, and people poop ice-cream!”

            That explains San Franshitsco…the libs think the transients are pooping ice cream!

            https://www.amazon.com/Opposite-Land-Charlotte-Rose-Hamlyn/dp/0143780816

          • On May 31, 2020 at 10:31 am,
            Ebolan says:

            “An exciting and unforgettable graphic novel that takes you on a magical adventure to a place where everything is never as it seems . . .
            Welcome to Opposite Land – where socks wear feet, broccoli is meat, behind is ahead, and people poop from their head!”

            Poop from their head? That’s exactly right! Just listen to any politician or bureaucrat talking!

          • On May 31, 2020 at 10:34 am,
            Ebolan says:

            I’d like to see companies refuse to do business with the goooberment. If that happened and people refused to pay taxes the goooberment’s criminal activity would collapse.

          • On May 31, 2020 at 10:55 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            Hopefully, ………..some of the corruption from the CIA, and Deep State., will take hold, to some of the less educated on the subject…….jmo

          • On May 31, 2020 at 4:59 pm,
            Ebolan says:

            BTW, here’s where I heard about that “Opposite Land” book where the politicians poop out their heads…on good old Macro Voices with this interview.

            MacroVoices #221 Ronald Stöferle: In Gold We Trust
            https://www.macrovoices.com/853-macrovoices-221-ronald-stoeferle-in-gold-we-trust

          • On June 1, 2020 at 5:06 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            EBO……………..great tape…..MacroVoices…………thanks……….oobt
            Got Gold……. 🙂

        • On May 31, 2020 at 10:01 am,
          Big Al says:

          I am on your side Excelsior.

          • On May 31, 2020 at 12:14 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            Thanks Big Al. Best wishes to you and your family sir.

          • On June 1, 2020 at 4:10 am,
            Thomas says:

            Here are so many negative voices (despite so many Americans were very proud yesterday)

            Yesterday was a breakthrough in a new era of human space flight
            It will be similar to the commercialization of the Internet

            The internet also wasn’t possible without massive government investment before. Look up the story of DARPA (Defense Advance Research Projects Agency)

            https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/DARPA

            Btw in an interview from 1968 with Werner von Braun he said that the Russians spent twice as much as the US for their space program. What the Russians achieved in the 60s was also only possible with huge government spending.

            The DARPA government spending created the internet and companies like Google, Amazon, Apple … (first companies that ever reached a trillion dollar market cap)

            The NASA funding creates a commercial space industry and companies like SpaceX, Blue Origin, Virgin Galactic, …

            If these companies are similar successful than the internet giants there is a bright future for human mankind. Mankind has to expand to space, because our planet is limited.

            This is my last comment – will not participate in the political discussions anymore

  3. On May 30, 2020 at 9:06 am,
    Thomas says:

    Astronauts are no going in a NASA Tesla X to the space rocket Falcon 9

  4. On May 30, 2020 at 9:07 am,
    Thomas says:

    now

    • On May 30, 2020 at 9:23 am,
      Big Al says:

      You certainly don’t have to correct this, Thomas but thank you
      !

      • On May 30, 2020 at 9:31 am,
        Thomas says:

        You should save this blog – it documents a moment of history 😊
        I propose to talk only about this today – this would be positive
        Hoping that the launch is successful in three hours

        • On May 30, 2020 at 9:43 am,
          Big Al says:

          Agree Thomas, thanks

          • On May 30, 2020 at 10:03 am,
            Thomas says:

            This event shows the best of American Society

            – innovative
            – sharing it with all the world
            – showing it how it is (everything real-time and real)
            – everybody is wishing the astronauts only the best (only positive attitudes)

            That‘s I love America for 🙂

          • On May 30, 2020 at 2:35 pm,
            Big Al says:

            My sentiments exactly, Thomas. Guess what my opinion of respected black leaders unwilling to speak up is?

          • On May 30, 2020 at 10:46 am,
            Excelsior says:

            Thomas – thanks for the positive message and yes, there are so many great things that America has done and currently is.

    • On May 30, 2020 at 9:53 am,
      Thomas says:

      Last space shuttle mission was July 2011 (Atlantis)

      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Space_Shuttle_missions

    • On May 30, 2020 at 10:59 am,
      Thomas says:
  5. On May 30, 2020 at 9:36 am,
    Excelsior says:

    The CDC’s New ‘Best Estimate’ Implies a COVID-19 Infection Fatality Rate Below 0.3%

    That rate is much lower than the numbers used in the horrifying projections that shaped the government response to the epidemic.

    JACOB SULLUM | 5.24.2020

    https://reason.com/2020/05/24/the-cdcs-new-best-estimate-implies-a-covid-19-infection-fatality-rate-below-0-3/

    • On May 30, 2020 at 9:43 am,
      Excelsior says:

      Now that the concerns about the virus are dying back down, the media has quit fear mongering there, to go back to sewing the seeds of division with racism again.

      >> Tucker: Media fan racial flames

      May 28, 2020

      “Things are falling apart in Minneapolis and, as they collapse, our leadership class seems thrilled by it.”

      https://youtu.be/YxMuOe81yqM

      • On May 30, 2020 at 9:45 am,
        Excelsior says:

        After this cycle of “everyone is a racist” runs it’s course, then up next the lame stream media can then shift back over to why we need the Green New Deal and Climate Change.

        Rinse and Repeat.

        • On May 30, 2020 at 9:49 am,
          Big Al says:

          I don’t interpret the news that I have seen as “everybody is a racist” I would not call the mayor of Minneapolis or the governor of Minnesota a racist, I WOULD SIMPLY CALL THEM VERY STUPID IN THIS CASE. Do you agree or disagree?

          • On May 30, 2020 at 9:52 am,
            Excelsior says:

            Big Al I was exaggerating a bit for effect, but there have been many interviews, news casts, and editorials this week that weren’t far from claiming all white people are racist. It gets old, it is obviously far from the truth, and I believe most Americans are good people, love their neighbors, and just want to live in peace.

            It is the MEDIA that is fanning the flames of racism to keep people all worked up, and this is the Left’s only chance at trying to beat Trump in the election, so they are playing the race bait card one more time….

          • On May 30, 2020 at 3:01 pm,
            Big Al says:

            Are they that stupid. Or, am I so much smarter than everyone else? (Satire)

          • On May 30, 2020 at 4:57 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            Both Big Al. You are a sharp guy, and yes the media and DNC social justice warriors are that stupid in their approach of these issues.

          • On May 30, 2020 at 5:01 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            Both Big Al. You are A-sharp guy, and the lame stream media and DNC Social Justice Warriors are that stupid in their approach to these issues.

      • On May 30, 2020 at 9:46 am,
        Big Al says:

        I think that the media in this case is simply reporting the facts and, since the situation is concerning today, I have no problem with that.

        • On May 30, 2020 at 9:59 am,
          Excelsior says:

          Big Al – Seriously? The Media is simply reporting the facts. You must be kidding…

          They initially were call the protesters heros for standing up to the police, but neglected to call them what they became – rioters, criminals, and thugs until after they burnt down 170 businesses in the twin cities (including non-profits that helped get job placements in minority areas, 200 affordable housing units under construction, and many other small businesses that will never come back from this and had just opened back up from Covid-19 shutdowns)…. but not before robbing the businesses.

          Even now many liberal outlets are still defending them and showing pictures of the rioters with hands up or kneeling, instead of really highlighting the looting, criminal behavior, setting cars on fire, and violence towards folks.

          There were people driving around in SUVs screaming “kill the white folk.”

          Big Al – How much coverage is the fact reporting media doing on that?

          How about this wacked out social justice warrior for the New York Times that is making it all about white nationalism (again….) and tying that to all the racist Trump supporters. Is this just reporting the facts?

          https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/29/opinion/george-floyd-protests-minneapolis.html

          • On May 30, 2020 at 10:02 am,
            Excelsior says:
          • On May 30, 2020 at 2:40 pm,
            Big Al says:

            Sure will, Excelsior

          • On May 30, 2020 at 10:02 am,
            Excelsior says:

            Fireworks explode as a fire burns inside the Auto Zone on Wednesday night.

            — Stephen Maturen / Getty Images

            https://media4.s-nbcnews.com/j/newscms/2020_22/3367441/ss-200528-minneapolis-protests-17_ed4cc00371daf964157d365e3eff2c79.fit-880w.JPG

          • On May 30, 2020 at 10:04 am,
            Excelsior says:

            Unjust police actions and racism are reals issues to address, but rioters stealing, looting, burning buildings & businesses to the ground, and being violent towards folks of another race is NOT the solution to that problem.

            What is disgusting is that they somehow twisted their minds that stealing flat screen T.V.s or burning down affordable housing under construction and non-profit businesses that help the community source jobs is justified because of their rage. Sorry, that is illegal activity and MLK would be turning over in his grave about the actions of these thugs. The media is portraying them as demonstrators, but they are really criminals and they are destroying their community, which doesn’t do a damn thing to help with police brutality towards African Americans.

            What do you think all this is doing to their property value?
            Why in the hell would anyone want to move to Minnesota or vacation there if this is their idea of “social justice”?

            As a contributing factor, folks being locked down for almost 3 months is likely making people edgy, and that has not been the right solution either.

            What a mess…

            _______________________________________

            Violent protests escalate in Minneapolis over George Floyd’s death

            Minneapolis’ 3rd Precinct Station was set on fire Thursday evening during a third night of protests over the death of George Floyd.

            https://www.nbcnews.com/slideshow/peaceful-minneapolis-protests-over-george-floyd-s-death-turn-violent-n1216521

          • On May 30, 2020 at 10:05 am,
            Excelsior says:

            Here is the same pattern of destruction, looting, violence in Ferguson, Missouri in 2014:

            What the hell does robbing small business owners and completely destroying the place where you live have to do with police brutality? It’s insane, wreckless, and counterproductive.

            __________________________________________________________________

            Protests over Missouri teen’s death turn violent
            August 11, 2014

            “People smashed car windows and carried away armloads of looted goods from stores Sunday night after thousands of people packed a suburban St. Louis area at a vigil for an unarmed black man who was shot and killed by a police officer.”

            “Afterward, some people looted a convenience store. Several other stores along a main road near the shooting scene were broken into and looted, including a check-cashing store, a boutique and a small grocery store.”

            https://www.cbsnews.com/news/thousands-march-at-vigil-for-teen-killed-in-police-shooting/

          • On May 30, 2020 at 10:19 am,
            Excelsior says:

            Gov. Walz to announce response to violence, safety concerns as fires burn in Minneapolis, St. Paul

            KARE 11 – May 29, 2020 #VIDEO

            “The Third Police Precinct in Mpls. burned Thursday night as riots continued across the Twin Cities.”

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WksWh5ImmAM

          • On May 30, 2020 at 2:59 pm,
            Big Al says:

            You misunderstood me Excelsior. By the reporting, I meant the footage which showed me the environments in a macro sense with no inference to right or wrong. For the record, I think that the looters and rioters are doing a grave injustice to the memory of the deceased victim. I personally would say something like, “We have to be better than this in our response because too wrongs do not make a right”

          • On May 30, 2020 at 5:18 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            Big Al – Yes, I must have misunderstood you then. I thought you meant the media were presenting the facts on the Minneapolis and Saint Paul situation fairly, when there is tons of media bias, playing to one side and playing down the other, and most platforms are using this event as a political tool to try to push a narrative, rather than showing the reality if what was happening on the ground.

            Eventually by day 3 and day 4, more news outlets were forced into posting photos of violence, reckless fires, destruction of businesses & personal property, and looting and robbing. This is mostly because it had trended so heavily on social media and local news in that area, and those same bastions of truth in mainstream media got called out for mostly posting the heartfelt demonstrations, which there were some peaceful protests, But turning a blind eye to all the crazy violence and destruction which was trending in parallel to it at the same time.

            Again many outlets tried to justify this behavior as grieving or a reaction to loss, but there is no grieving that should involve folks burning down somebody’s business or stealing all the furniture out of it. It is not OK to cover up crime and destruction as the answer to another crime.

            Since the Coronavirus news is waning, the liberal media wanted to really run this race baiting news and fan the flames of division and social unrest, because they believe it’s what will help them dispel black voters from going over to voting Trump after Biden’s insane remarks lately that “if they don’t vote for him then they aren’t really black.”

            This episode gave them a new opening to drive a wedge between races and break people into “in-groups” and “out-groups” pitted against one another, and to once again call white people or Trumps supporters as racists or nazis. Obviously, this is tribalism and division, and clearly not the answer, making the issue worse and healing the hurt.

          • On May 30, 2020 at 5:45 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            Big Al – Yes, I must have misunderstood you then about the general footage from a macro sense, but I’d caution you that they are quite selective in which images they show, how they edit the clips, and in what response this illicits from the views. There is still plenty of media bias and political narrative behind much of it.

            I thought you meant the media was fairly by “simply reporting the facts” about the criminal behavior in Minneapolis and Saint Paul without bias in their coverage. I will say the local news had far more middle of the road coverage than the national coverage or news did, as they were in the middle of it and could see all sides playing out at once, not just a means to push a narrative that fits their political bent.

            Eventually (and begrudgingly) by Day 3 or Day 4, even the lame stream media outlets were forced into posting photos and video of the carnage, the fires, the destruction of personal property, but they were still quite selective. Very few outlest really got down on the ground and showed the maniacs lighting other peoples cars and semi-trucks on fire, people hurling shopping carts at cop cars, people breaking out store windows to take TVs and furniture, people shouting racial slurs and attacking white people just for the color of their skin (no hypocrisy there), or the folks breaking open cash registers to “grieve.”

            In fact the first few days news coverage was about the poor demonstrators grieving to the unfair police that were much tougher on African American communities than they were in Michigan on the protest against the shut downs that largely happened with caucasian protesters, trying to push the narrative that cops were harder on minority protests than gun toting white protesters. However, this was a silly comparison to make, as the Michigan protesters were not burning down their city, stealing, assaulting, or committing criminal acts. That kind of “reporting” is designed to turn folks against one another, and not heal racism, but to fan the flames of outrage and division.

            If all the images of robbery or attacking cars and businesses or attacking the cops and firemen trying to put out the fires they started had not trended so hard on social media and local news, I’m sure the main stream media would have preferred to have not even shown those images at all.

            Their solution to showing the footage was to bring on experts that dismissed the clear criminal thuggery as a “natural reaction to loss” and ‘grieving & anger” but let’s get real here, most of those rioting in the streets and destroying their city didn’t even know this guy and were not out trying to make the world better, they were just looting stores with an entitlement attitude. Some of the looters interviewed on the streets said, “These businesses are making money off our community so F’ them.”. What? All businesses are built to generate profits or they close in ALL communities, but stealing is never OK, and it is never acceptable to react to a crime by committing a series of other crimes. 2-3 wrongs don’t make a right.

            The real facts are that with Coronavirus news tapering down, and a tragic event unfolding, most main stream liberal news outlets were thrilled to get back to Identity Politics, victim consciousness, and race-baiting again. They do this because they believe that breaking people down into groups, instead of addressing all people as individuals, is the best way to corral those groups into votes at the ballot box in November.

            They also wanted to take the opportunity a widely covered white on black crime to corral black votes back to Biden, after the insane things he’s been saying lately like if you don’t for him “then you ain’t black.” He and the Democratic party lost a lot of respect from African Americans after Creepy Joe’s comment, and this was a way of bringing those votes back over to the DNC by capitalizing on this issue, and fanning the flames of racism, division, and tribalism.

            When Trump started tweeting about the lack of leadership from their weak liberal mayor, it was a bonus for the main stream media to fixate on because then they could call him racist, all white people racists, trump supporters as nazis, and there were so many attempts to tie this to Charlottesville (totally unrelated) and make connections that sew the seeds of division.

            Big Al, I’ll stand by my comments that much of the coverage was not factual reporting, but rather heavily biased narratives designed to drive a wedge between races, break people into “in-groups” and “out-groups” and this Identity Politics and victim consciousness is clearly not the answer, making the situation better, or healing the hurt.

          • On May 30, 2020 at 5:50 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            Ingraham: Minneapolis burning

            Ingram Angle – May 28, 2020

            “Bad actors threw gasoline on the fire and suddenly the ‘justice for all’ message of peaceful George Floyd protests is obliterated. ”

            https://youtu.be/a-eNzaVheA0

          • On May 30, 2020 at 5:53 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            For clarity I posted that last news clip because it at least address the real issues of police brutality fairly, but then pointed out how bad actors destroyed the message of justice with criminal violent riotous behavior.

      • On May 30, 2020 at 10:00 am,
        Big Al says:

        Please explain just why you think that “our leadership class seems thrilled by it”

        • On May 30, 2020 at 10:01 am,
          Excelsior says:

          Big Al -that was Tucker’s quote – Notice it was in quotes.

          Why don’t you watch his 11 minute clip in full and your question will be answered.

          I highly recommend you watch that Tucker piece sir.

          • On May 30, 2020 at 10:03 am,
            Excelsior says:

            Here is the link to that clip again if you missed it Big Al.

            https://youtu.be/YxMuOe81yqM

          • On May 30, 2020 at 2:39 pm,
            Big Al says:

            No I did not miss it. I watched it earlier today. I understood what I think Fox was saying. I think that the true meaning was hidden among the attempted satire.

          • On May 30, 2020 at 2:54 pm,
            Big Al says:

            I watched the whole clip twice. I know what the true message was meant to be. I just think that it could have been accomplished a bit more clearly so all could easily understand. Now, my statement will probably be construed as being racist.

          • On May 30, 2020 at 5:56 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            Ha! Thanks for watching the clip and responding Big Al. Yes, I agree that Tuckers coverage was a bit satirical and tongue-in-cheek, but he pointed out the glaring hypocrisy in how most news outlets were covering the events, and the illogical and false narratives under the surface of their coverage and talking heads.

            I believe this massive return to Identity Politics was what the media and liberal leaderships were “thrilled by.”

        • On May 30, 2020 at 9:00 pm,
          Excelsior says:

          Everyone should take 30 seconds and review this #VIDEO clip. It is silent but the images do all the talking.

          Was the riotous mob and criminal behavior that destroyed the Twin Cities really a fair response to police brutality?

          _______________________________________________

          “No coverage? No reporting on this?”

          “Doesn’t fit the narrative.”

          https://mobile.twitter.com/Punish4Q/status/1266786620579119105

          • On May 31, 2020 at 2:41 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            Los Angeles Looters Hit the The Grove, Rodeo Drive as National Unrest Mounts
            By Ella Chochrek – May 31, 2020

            “Onlookers reported a chaotic scene in Los Angeles yesterday as mostly peaceful protests turned destructive — leaving damaged storefronts in their wake.”

            “At The Grove, a kiosk for the Los Angeles Police Department was set on fire, while the Nordstrom store next door was broken into. Several other stores in the shopping center, including Nike and J.Crew, were also subject to looting.”

            https://footwearnews.com/2020/business/retail/the-grove-rodeo-drive-looting-george-floyd-la-1202998219/

          • On June 1, 2020 at 1:46 am,
            Excelsior says:

            This is truly horrific and heart breaking and isn’t honoring the death of George Floyd, and people have shifted to mob rule, criminal acts, violence, and it isn’t helping, isn’t grieving, and isn’t healing. It’s just plain insanity.

            >> Property Damage | Millions Destroyed During George Floyd Riots

            This #VIDEO footage is a bit extreme especially in the middle and end.

            https://youtu.be/P6J4MTPohh8?t=86

    • On May 30, 2020 at 9:45 am,
      Big Al says:

      I agree. My personal situation is such a high risk situation that I simply choose to voluntarily quarantine. Simply using what I think is common sense.

      • On May 30, 2020 at 9:49 am,
        Excelsior says:

        Understood Big Al and high risk people should still be very cautious, but the models they used to lock down the entire country, forcing 40 million Americans out of work, crushing thousands of small businesses, increasing suicides, domestic violence, depression & anxiety, and destroying the economy while taking more of our individual liberties was corrupt from the get-go, and many of us tried pointing that out back in early March.

        Again, just look at the power brokers behind the WHO, CDC, and GAVI and it was clear from day 1 not to accept their “official” numbers or models.

        Now several months after everyone freaking out and judging their neighbors about this deadly plague, it turns out the CDC finally admits it was no more dangerous that the flu. We’ve never shut down the entire country for the flu, and it was a mistake to have done it this time. The damage is now down and is irreversible.

        Shame on the CDC and WHO and all the suckers that bought their load of goods hook, line, and sinker.

        • On May 30, 2020 at 10:22 am,
          Thomas says:

          Ex, forget about Covid today and enjoy viewing a historic moment live on YouTube -:)

          • On May 30, 2020 at 10:36 am,
            Excelsior says:

            Hi Thomas. Oh, I’m not the slightest bit worried about Covid, and just saw that article with “revised CDC figures” and it was too important (and obvious to many from day 1) not to post. Many citizens hoodwinked into hiding out and shaking in their boots from the numbers this same organization pumped out in February, March, April, and May, so calling them out is necessary.

            For reference, I haven’t really cared about the corona virus for some time now, and actually was enjoying fellowship at an outdoor Winery last night breaking bread with my family at a birthday party. It was so refreshing to see hundreds of folks out, on a big beautiful hillside without masks, laughing, dating, kids were playing, and there was some semblance of normalcy. There were still some social distancing rules in place in lines, or with the cashiers, but all in all if felt like a regular day.

            I was out at a Mexican restaurant earlier in the week with friends, eating on an outside patio and it was so nice to order food and eat it at the same place. No boogyman came to get us, but it was odd to have all the servers and staff in gloves and masks. I’ve never felt so confident in the cleanliness of restaurants, the food conditions, or their bathrooms. (haha!)

            However, as you noted, I will checkout the SpaceX launch as recommended. 🙂

          • On May 30, 2020 at 2:16 pm,
            Big Al says:

            My personal feeling about the “lock down” is that the numbers show that it is economically detrimental to America but smart for the demographic that we happen to be a part of.

          • On May 30, 2020 at 11:15 am,
            Excelsior says:

            Just over an hour until launch. Exciting!

        • On May 30, 2020 at 10:24 am,
          Cfs says:

          I further believe Dr. Frieda ears in her discussion of covid-19.
          I believe the government’s obligation is to inform and protect the public. BUT AGAIN THE GOVERNMENT MUST REMAIN WITHIN THE BOUNDS OF LAW AND THE CONSTITUTION. The U.S. Government, as I read the Constitution, does not have limitless power. It has exceeded it permissible authority at local, and state levels.
          It simply does not have the right to stop people from being stupid, no matter how well intentioned.
          Furthermore, I agree with Excelsior that government actions have contributed to the destruction of the economy.

          • On May 30, 2020 at 10:31 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            CFS………….that is the problem……
            …BUT AGAIN THE GOVERNMENT MUST REMAIN WITHIN THE BOUNDS OF LAW AND THE CONSTITUTION.
            The “wee little people”……..do not have a govt nor constitution……
            and have not had one since 1871……

          • On May 30, 2020 at 10:33 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            No need to argue…….if, people have not done their home work and history lesson….

          • On May 30, 2020 at 10:36 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            The “we the little people”………have been hood winked for years…..
            It is all there to discover., but,most can not even read….great job the Dept of Education has done….(not)

          • On May 30, 2020 at 10:38 am,
            larry says:

            CFS you were months ahead of dr. learning curve at all stages of learning

          • On May 30, 2020 at 10:44 am,
            Excelsior says:

            Agreed CFS. As you stated, “The government actions have contributed to the destruction of the economy.”

            I’d add they trampled on civil liberties, governors thrived on their new power, they arrested folks for going to parks or surfing alone in the ocean for crying out loud, and this is only the beginning of all the new laws, vaccination push, and strangle holds they will force on society moving forward.

          • On May 30, 2020 at 2:09 pm,
            Big Al says:

            One could say that something needs to change!

          • On May 30, 2020 at 10:48 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            EX…..you have stated some good reasons……….why , I think the “wee the little people”, better get a grip on our constitutional rights…..
            I am not interested in getting stuck with the big bills, that the MICC has in store….

          • On May 30, 2020 at 10:55 am,
            Cfs says:

            Alas, my iPad does not understand that errs was correct, not ears. (But then it’s only a dumb iPad.)

          • On May 30, 2020 at 2:07 pm,
            Big Al says:

            It is certainly a challenge to completely understand my new iPhone

          • On May 30, 2020 at 11:14 am,
            Excelsior says:

            Agreed OOTB. I’m still rooting for the “wee little people”, and have no interest in getting stuck with the bills that MMC has in store either. Not that it matters now after spending about $7 Trillion dollars in the last few months….

          • On May 30, 2020 at 2:03 pm,
            Big Al says:

            It will truly be interesting to see just how this is actually covered. To me it appears to be an economic impossibility. I should probably interject that I mean under conventional economic theory!

          • On May 30, 2020 at 2:18 pm,
            Big Al says:

            If you agree with Excelsior then you also agree with me. I will pose this question to Dr. Frieda.

          • On May 30, 2020 at 8:44 pm,
            Excelsior says:
        • On May 30, 2020 at 3:02 pm,
          Big Al says:

          I never bought their “goods hook,line and sinker” I was simply using common sense as the situation related to me.

          • On May 30, 2020 at 6:03 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            Big Al that comment was not directed at you personally but in general to all the people that used false reporting and false numbers of the corrupt WHO and CDC to police and judge the actions of their neighbors or what other people were doing with their personal freedoms.

            The very source of much of the fears and people & businesses forcing individual citizens into the lockdowns and new social norms, that crushed the economy, that laid off over 40 Million Americans, that forced people with legitimate medical procedures to wait on the sidelines (endangering their health), and forced so many millions into further addiction/depression/anxiety issues is the root of the issue.

            Bad Data (and purposely so), forced the narrative that caused so much pain.

            So yeah, when they come out months later revising the death rate down to that of the common flu, after slamming to the mat anyone that dared make that point or analogy, it isn’t bittersweet vengeance, it is crucial to point out the hypocrisy here so that everyday folks don’t fall for this garbage “hook, line, and sinker” next time, or when the next wave of this “forever fear” starts back up.

          • On May 30, 2020 at 6:04 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            Big Al that comment was not directed at you personally but in general to all the people that used false reporting and false numbers of the corrupt WHO and CDC to police and judge the actions of their neighbors or what other people were doing with their personal freedoms.

            The very source of much of the fears and people & businesses forcing individual citizens into the lockdowns and new social norms, that crushed the economy, that laid off over 40 Million Americans, that forced people with legitimate medical procedures to wait on the sidelines (endangering their health), and forced so many millions into further addiction/depression/anxiety issues is the root of the issue.

            Bad Data (and purposely so), forced the narrative that caused so much pain.

            So yeah, when they come out months later revising the death rate down to that of the common flu, after slamming to the mat anyone that dared make that point or analogy, it isn’t bittersweet vengeance, it is crucial to point out the hypocrisy here so that everyday folks don’t fall for this garbage “hook, line, and sinker” next time, or when the next wave of this “forever fear” starts back up.

  6. On May 30, 2020 at 10:59 am,
    OOTB Jerry says:

    American 2020 Death Toll Update: 3 Americans Killed By Terror 587 Americans Killed By Their Own Police

    22 American Police Murdered 2 American Police Dogs Killed

    American 2015-2019 Death Toll: Americans Killed By Their Own Police: 5,304 Americans Killed By Terror: 271

    • On May 30, 2020 at 12:25 pm,
      JMiller says:

      Most police shootings are justified. Like I said most not all.

      • On May 30, 2020 at 1:56 pm,
        Big Al says:

        No, of course certainly not all!

    • On May 30, 2020 at 2:06 pm,
      Big Al says:

      These numbers put this type of death in a totally different light. Don’t they Jerry?

      • On May 30, 2020 at 2:49 pm,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        I guess we could discuss, ….the types….and see if, it is logical that “most” shootings are justified. Although, I find it hard to believe, shootings in and on the streets of America are justified. I find it hard to believe, that our system at the top is so corrupt, that, people think shootings are justifiable….
        I find it hard to believe that the Supreme Court…..rules, that they can tell a church or organizations, that they think they should shut down, when allowing food retailers, Home depo, Lowes, Auto stores, it is ok to stay open.
        Maybe, if the system had a little more church, there would not be so many shootings, and not the need for so many police……..hummm.

  7. On May 30, 2020 at 11:01 am,
    OOTB Jerry says:

    American 2020 Death Toll Update By Disease As Of 30 May 2020:

    Americans Killed By Heart Disease: 266,100 Americans Killed By Cancer: 249,000 Americans Killed By Coronavirus: 104,542

    • On May 30, 2020 at 2:00 pm,
      Big Al says:

      I was also unable to open this link.

      • On May 30, 2020 at 2:21 pm,
        Cfs says:

        It opens for me with a few second delay.

    • On May 30, 2020 at 1:54 pm,
      Big Al says:

      I got a 403 error and could not open it.

  8. On May 30, 2020 at 2:25 pm,
    Cfs says:

    Here is the source:
    https://cdn.qmap.pub/images/cac3685006358dd9f87a2fe2013f4e4cffbff00f88d37be2949d11f3f267e20b.jpg
    That should open, in case my copying went wrong.

    • On May 30, 2020 at 3:19 pm,
      Cfs says:

      The fatal encounter began just before 8 p.m., when Floyd entered Cup Foods, a community store run by four brothers, and a store clerk claimed that he had paid for cigarettes with a counterfeit $20 bill. The police got a call from the store at 8:01 p.m.

      “Um, someone comes our store and give us fake bills, and we realize it before he left the store,” the caller said, according to a transcript released by the authorities, “and we ran back outside, they was sitting on their car.”

      The store clerk demanded the cigarettes back. “But he doesn’t want to do that, and he’s sitting on his car cause he is awfully drunk and he’s not in control of himself,” the clerk said, according to a transcript of the call to police. “He is not acting right.”

      The dispatcher pressed for a description, and the caller described the man as tall, bald, about 6 feet tall.

      “Is he white, black, Native, Hispanic, Asian?”

      “Something like that,” the caller replied.

      “Which one? White, black, Native, Hispanic, Asian?”

      “No, he’s a black guy,” the caller said.

      Not long after, Angel Stately, a regular customer and former employee, arrived at the store looking for menthol cigarettes. The police were already outside. Stately said the clerk, a teenager, was feeling bad; he had called the police, he told her, only because it was protocol.

      The clerk held up a folded bill and showed it to her. The bill was an obvious fake, she said. “The ink was still running,” she said.

      • On May 31, 2020 at 8:53 am,
        Excelsior says:

        Floyd was a Security Guard, so it seems very unusual that he would bring a fake $20 bill to that community store that has ink still running on it. (WTF?)

        In addition, it is even more odd that that the cop that kneeled on Floyd’s neck already knew him, and supposedly they had worked together in the past as bouncers. It is even more strange that the cop the did the kneeling was also at the Boston Bombing event in years past.

        • On May 31, 2020 at 8:54 am,
          Excelsior says:

          What an unusual “coincidence.”

        • On May 31, 2020 at 8:59 am,
          Big Al says:

          Good Morning Excelsior. What you have written seems to really be strange and I am certainly not doubting you. It really gives a person something to think about. Please take you comment “one step beyond” What are you thinking my friend?

          • On May 31, 2020 at 12:24 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            Good morning Big Al. There isn’t much to expand on other than I believe there were two group of protesters, not just at Minneapolis/St Paul, but around the country.

            Group# 1 – Citizens out peacefully protesting an injustice they saw, and they were well within their rights to speak their mind and have their voices heard.

            Group #2 – A collection of organized protesters brought in from outside the area specifically to cause an event which easily tipped into a full scale riot in many cities, and these folks encourage a more radical demonstration, encouraged conflict and violence, and this led to the breakdown in law and the looting, theft, burning of businesses, and complete criminal behavior. This group did nothing to heal the wounds or lesson grievances, but simply stoked the flames of racism and division, and help escalate things to make the lives of the people in those cities much worse than before they arrived.

            We’ve seen organized protests and paid protesters time and again funded by organizations like George Soros and other cabal members, so it wouldn’t surprise me at all if many of the protesters that people on the ground mentioned came in form out of town, like Antifa thugs, were only there to escalate tensions, and the left the town in rubble. It is a disgrace to those that actually wanted to keep the protests peaceful, and it caused massive destruction of 170 small businesses, that may never open back up and they’ll have to lay off their staff now, only adding to long list of unemployed Americans. I’d love to see some real journalists start calling them out on it.

          • On May 31, 2020 at 11:34 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            Replying to @NBCNews:

            “Minnesota Gov. Walz estimates that about 80% of those being destructive are from outside the state:”

            “Our heart and our solidarity are with folks who understand what happened Monday night to George Floyd … But these folks are not them.”

            ______________________________________________________

            HarfsGlasses @lion000 May 30 Replying to @NBCNews

            “It’s not rocket science. The looters are from Antifa. They are anarchists. It was a coordinated attack in multiple cities.”

            https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/1266758240018276352

        • On May 31, 2020 at 9:28 am,
          OOTB Jerry says:

          GOOD POINT EX…………..looking at the tapes submitted by Charster,……….things are being put together………pile of bricks, ……..all preplanned…..

          • On May 31, 2020 at 9:52 am,
            Big Al says:

            I read the same thing and have no reason to doubt it.

  9. On May 30, 2020 at 2:55 pm,
    bonzo says:

    Al, please ask Frieda if she prefers gold, like Jeff Christian, or silver, like Matthew, Moriarity, et moi. Does she prefer bullion or mining shares?

    • On May 30, 2020 at 8:30 pm,
      Excelsior says:

      Great questions for her to field bonzo. Cheers!

  10. On May 30, 2020 at 5:48 pm,
    Cfs says:
  11. On May 30, 2020 at 7:30 pm,
    Chartster says:
    • On May 30, 2020 at 8:33 pm,
      Excelsior says:

      Yeah, I had heard the cop that did the kneeling, was also present at the Boston Bombing, and may be a deep state plant. It is similar to during the “Arab Spring” we would see deep state actors show up in multiple countries and it was shown they were on the payroll of George Soro’s organization.

      Remember it isn’t a conspiracy theory, it’s just a “coincidence theory”. 🙂

      • On May 30, 2020 at 8:34 pm,
        Excelsior says:

        So now that begs the question, who were the people doing the filming, and that reported it to the media, and who owns those media outlets? (ding, ding, ding).

        • On May 30, 2020 at 8:48 pm,
          Chartster says:

          At some point, one of these false flag ops needs to be uncovered, which leads to the truth of all the others. Let’s hope this is “the one”.
          It does need to be exposed.

          How do they have this fake cop locked up?
          When the fake EMTs picked Ford up, they broke all protocol.
          How is Antifa and the other groups so organized in all these cities?
          This was all pre-planned optics to stir the stupid.

          • On May 31, 2020 at 8:59 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            stirring up the stupid, is not to hard………..Public educated….Board of Education certified….. 🙂

          • On May 31, 2020 at 9:59 am,
            Big Al says:

            Stirring up the stupid is right! I cannot tell how many of my “friends” I have totally lost respect for.

        • On May 30, 2020 at 8:50 pm,
          Excelsior says:

          Chartster, this post in that feed is really wild.

          Government workers were going around Minneapolis before the riots ever started putting bricks out near street corners to “protect and serve” the rioters.

          Again, I’m sure this being done right before the riots is just a really bizarre “Coincidence” …. right….

          __________________________________

          From Twitter: @mel_faith1

          “Who is setting up pallets of bricks around the country for rioting? This is too organized. WTH? I bet people paid to do so show up first and get the party started.”

          https://mobile.twitter.com/mel_faith1/status/1266685722469306369

          • On May 30, 2020 at 9:04 pm,
            Chartster says:

            I know, I saw the pallets of bricks.
            What about the police department that got lit and burnt? How stupid is that?! You come to burn my house, I’ll drop your silly ass. I got more ammo than they got bodies. 😂

          • On May 30, 2020 at 9:12 pm,
            Chartster says:

            The only way a police department gets burnt is, the police captain and mayor are letting it happen. Just like they let a fake non-cop film a killing!
            It has to get exposed. We are better than that.

          • On May 31, 2020 at 8:35 am,
            Excelsior says:

            I agree that the decision to abandon the police department was a decision to let the riotous mob have the station to burn. I’m not sure what else they could have done though as they couldn’t stay in it, and couldn’t just keep firing gas and rubber bullets at the crowd without producing media rage, so they just jump ship and the locusts descended on it.

          • On May 31, 2020 at 10:00 am,
            Big Al says:

            That is a great comment Excelsior.

          • On May 31, 2020 at 9:11 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            THANKS FOR THE POST……………..Everyone………..SHOULD LISTEN……….
            ………The On going assault of American….

          • On May 31, 2020 at 9:57 am,
            Big Al says:

            After the events of the last couple of days, I agree with you completely that there is an assult going on in America. The question Jerry is, “how will this all end”?

          • On May 31, 2020 at 9:24 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            CHARTSTER……………..The POST WAS A GREAT ONE………..
            FAKE COP………CIA……….SOROS……….

          • On May 31, 2020 at 9:57 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            JUST OUT…………..https://usawatchdog.com/china-is-finished-so-is-obama-mark-taylor/
            GO to ……..13:44 min mark………….

          • On May 31, 2020 at 10:04 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            OWL………we were posting at the same time……
            Listen to Mark..at usawatchdog interview……..not saying he has it all correct…..but, interesting….jmo

          • On May 31, 2020 at 10:22 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            OWL…. listen to Mark……..at the 18:00 min. mark…….
            …..THANKS…

  12. On May 30, 2020 at 7:36 pm,
    Ebolan says:

    And one day…monkey men…

    Human-mouse hybrid hailed by top scientists as the most human yet
    https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/world-news/human-mouse-hybrid-hailed-top-22112864

  13. On May 30, 2020 at 10:05 pm,
    Cfs says:

    Meanwhile police in Chicago appear unarmed
    https://mobile.twitter.com/bvoice_p/status/1266869413690535936

  14. On May 30, 2020 at 10:10 pm,
    markedtofuture says:

    Mark Taylor – Riots to Stop Obama From Being Prosecuted

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrM0tJIJWJc

  15. On May 30, 2020 at 10:11 pm,
    Cfs says:

    Meanwhile even Google is feeling the problems in the economy:
    For the longest time, Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) subsidiary Google has been known to depend heavily upon a workforce of temporary employees and contractors. Google employs so many temps and contractors, in fact, that its non-employee workforce actually outnumbers Google’s actual employees.
    That mismatch is shrinking a bit this month – but not in a good way.
    Rather than convert more temps into full-time employees (which would be a good thing for the workers), the New York Times reported Friday that Google has rescinded job offers to “several thousand” temporary and contract workers at locations around the world, workers that the company had previously planned to hire.
    “We’re slowing our pace of hiring and investment, and are not bringing on as many new starters as we had planned at the beginning of the year,” said Google in an email sent to the staffing firms that it had planned to hire from, explaining that it “will not be moving forward to onboard” the workers in question. Indeed, in April, as the recession gathered steam, Google pulled job offers it had extended to “several dozen” temporary and contract workers – but this latest wave of rescissions is multiple times larger in scale.
    The staffing firms, too, could see an effect from Google’s move. Accenture (NYSE:ACN), Cognizant (NASDAQ:CTSH), and Adecco are all said to be among the companies whose employees will not be taken on as temps and contract employees at Google, and this will reduce the revenues those firms would have received from placing the workers.
    In a statement, Google spokeswoman Alex Krasov noted that Google is also slowing down its hiring pace of full-time employees.

  16. On May 30, 2020 at 11:11 pm,
    Cfs says:
  17. On May 30, 2020 at 11:23 pm,
    Thomas says:

    Donald Trump and Mike Pence on SpaceX mission

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=–99sqBGHMY

    It is Elon Musks moment in history

    Go to 9:24 for Pences applause to Elon
    Go to 33:15 for Trumps applause to Elon

    • On May 31, 2020 at 6:02 am,
      Thomas says:

      Dragon now 350m away from ISS

      • On May 31, 2020 at 7:01 am,
        Thomas says:

        I can see everything in color and full HD (capsule, ISS, control monitors) on my OLED TV

        That is not a repeat of the 60s – we are entering a new space age 🙂

      • On May 31, 2020 at 7:03 am,
        Thomas says:

        All touch screen monitors and you can watch live how astronauts check via touch control

    • On May 31, 2020 at 6:56 am,
      Thomas says:

      Dragon opens the front cover for docking

      The live video from ISS is really cool

    • On May 31, 2020 at 7:09 am,
      Thomas says:

      60m away from ISS (shadow from ISS on Dragon)

    • On May 31, 2020 at 7:17 am,
      Thomas says:

      Dragon has docked on ISS

    • On May 31, 2020 at 7:41 am,
      Thomas says:

      Cool picture of the ISS. You can see that am Sojus capsule is docked on the other side of ISS

      Dragon and Sojus on ISS at the same time

  18. On May 31, 2020 at 5:30 am,
    Thomas says:

    Dragon will dock on ISS in around 2 hours from now

  19. On May 31, 2020 at 5:47 am,
    Ozibatla says:

    As an outsider looking in and I will admit I have not done alot of background research pertaining to the current events taking place in America, it would appear that there is something fishy going on. Like Ex stated, the footage of the officer with his knee placed on the victims neck looks somewhat suspicious. And now to witness marked police vehicles blatantly driving through scores of people seems too purposely inflammatory towards the whole situation. The divisive wedges are deep seeded and successful if nothing else… Divide and conqueor!

    • On May 31, 2020 at 8:47 am,
      Excelsior says:

      I was a bit more suspicious of that cop, was also present at the Boston Bombings, and the fact that the day before bricks that were used in the riots were dropped off at a number street corners nearby into the evening where there was no construction going on.

      Also there is paperwork that people took photos of posted on Twitter with instructions on how paid protesters were supposed to act during the event (ie…. no kicking allowed, punching must be below the neck and above the waist, but open hands are ok anywhere, no objects may be brought and they most only use the props provided…) That is pretty crazy (but not surprising) info as we’ve seen that film before with paid protesters by Soro’s organization showing up to many events in the past.

      Yes, it is shame about the divisive wedges being between “groups” or “tribes” when really everyone is sovereign individuals, and people are where the power resides, not these elitist cronies that feel they are in power.

      • On May 31, 2020 at 10:21 am,
        Excelsior says:

        I guess the same cop was also at Sandy Hook as well.

        https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EZJVgxhVcAEbfeo?format=jpg&name=small

        • On May 31, 2020 at 11:02 am,
          OOTB Jerry says:

          Ex, …….Ebo, posted above, that the cop, is a CIA agent,and is a multimillionaire…

          • On May 31, 2020 at 12:31 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            Yep, just reiterating the point, and I created a link to just the graphic without all the Twitter backdrop for folks that just wanted to see the image.

            Here is a an interesting YouTube channel called “And We Know,” where this guy crunches down a compressed view of many news clips of the week, and it ranges from hot news like the space shuttle launch, and presidental speeches, news coverage of the Minneapolis/St Paul riots, as well as crowd sourced coverage of the riots on the streets which paint a much different picture than how some things were covered by mostly liberal major news outlets. There is some interesting footage that raises a number of questions about just who was rioting, the motivations of these organized protesters mixed in with local protesters, and a few more fringe Q and “coincidence theory” ideas worth at least mulling over. Cheers!

            ____________________

            AndWeKnow News 5.31.20: The [Deep State] has unleashed all assets. POTUS action coming

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNy9ufgJLYU

          • On May 31, 2020 at 2:12 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            Ex……thanks again for the follow up……pictures are good, for keeping the idea in the brain…

          • On May 31, 2020 at 2:22 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            Great Q tape……….thanks EX………

      • On June 1, 2020 at 2:48 am,
        Ozibatla says:

        Too right Ex! I was not aware of the convenient brick drop-off. Very interesting!

    • On May 31, 2020 at 11:01 am,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      DITTO EX…………..the one on how to get PAID BY SOROS…….was a good one.
      BTW……..Mark Taylor at usawatchdog, has a good one out today, concerning the
      connection with Minn. Politicians and Antifa ………

      • On May 31, 2020 at 12:56 pm,
        Excelsior says:

        OTTB -Yes, I saw your post on Mark Taylor, and jumped to the time stamp you posted and watched that segment. Thanks amigo!

        • On May 31, 2020 at 2:10 pm,
          OOTB Jerry says:

          Ex……..no problem…..always good to spread the info….

          • On May 31, 2020 at 2:41 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            Roger that!

  20. On May 31, 2020 at 12:29 pm,
    irishtony says: