I'm shocked, I tell ya. Shocked. Oh wait, I think we all "suspected" this when the story first came out.

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The United States didn't simply poof into existence, fully formed, from the brains of the Founders. History guided them as they crafted the American system of governance. This included the European traditions they were partially rejecting, but also elements from an older generation of republics that they wished to copy, especially the Roman Republic. And while our problems today feel distinctly modern, Rome still has lessons that can guide our republic. Polybius, a Greek who saw Rome's republic conquer the world, believed those statesmen and citizens who knew Roman history could shape the future with wisdom and justice. This is what the Founders did, adapting the lessons of Rome to new problems - and it's what we must do again today. In 509 B.C., leading citizens in Rome overthrew a monarchy and created a republic that slowly took over the Mediterranean. For 500 years, this republic dazzled the world with its hard-working farmers, good laws, shrewd diplomacy and indomitable citizen armies. The Founders knew this history well. They had read Roman historians like Sallust and Livy, reveled in the biographies of Roman statesman by Plutarch and were steeped in the orations of Cicero. Thomas Jefferson even tweaked the poems of Horace celebrating Roman farms to describe Virginia agricultural life. Not surprisingly, then, Rome inspired many features of our own constitution, including its checks and balances, bicameral legislature, term limits and age requirements. In some cases, the Founders copied terms straight out of the Roman constitution: words like senate, capitol and committee. They named places in honor of Rome like Tiber Creek and Cincinnati. American coinage and civic architecture are also strikingly Roman. The Founders also preferred Rome's approach to warfare over Britain's. This preference explains why they...

And how many being pumped out of our public propaganda schools are being taught a darn thing about Roman history, what caused its downfall, its influence on us, and any similarities to us now and Rome's downfall then?

They don't know and won't care at this point - the "hate racist America" teachings are firmly ingrained in at least one entire generation and they are working on the next.

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After black churchgoers were targeted in Charleston and Mexicans were targeted in El Paso, NAAGA members say they're prepared to defend themselves

I see. They all joined this organization because of racist cops and white supremacy. No MSM article is complete without somebody accusing somebody else of that. You can bet if it was just for simple 2A support, this article would never have been published.

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Pew Research Center’s study is the latest to conclude Americans are growing more comfortable with having their faces scanned.

Who did they poll, government workers and generation Z?

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When Tom Ford holds a show in a subway station, you know something is going on.

Yuck!

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WASHINGTON - The federal agency that oversees the National Weather Service has sided with President Donald Trump over its own scientists in the ongoing controversy over whether Alabama was at risk of a direct hit from Hurricane Dorian. In a statement released Friday afternoon, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) stated Alabama was in fact threatened by the storm at the time Trump tweeted Alabama would "most likely be hit (much) harder than anticipated." Referencing archived hurricane advisories, the NOAA statement said that information provided to the president and the public between Aug. 28 and Sept. 2 "demonstrated that tropical-storm-force winds from Hurricane Dorian could impact Alabama." In an unusual move, the statement also admonished its National Weather Service office in Birmingham, Alabama, which had released a tweet contradicting Trump's claim and stating, "Alabama will NOT see any impacts from #Dorian." The NOAA statement said: "The Birmingham National Weather Service's Sunday morning tweet spoke in absolute terms that were inconsistent with probabilities from the best forecast products available at the time." Released six days after Trump's first tweet on the matter, the NOAA statement was unsigned, neither from the acting head of the agency nor any particular spokesman. It also came a day after the president's homeland security and counterterrorism adviser released a statement justifying Trump's claims of the Alabama threat. The NOAA statement Friday makes no reference to the fact that when Trump tweeted that Alabama was at risk, it was not in the National Hurricane Center's "cone of uncertainty," which is where forecasters determine the storm is most likely to track. Alabama also had not appeared in the cone in days earlier, and no Hurricane Center text product ever mentioned...

But the damage is done for the low-fo people, of which there are many. Will the lying MSM issue any public retractions or apologies? I won't hold my breath. And rest assured, this was done out of malice, not ignorance or stupidity.

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We are losing crucial emotional and mental capacities for self-reflection, for wandering thought, for the ability to tolerate boredom.

The problem with Gen Z is they are being fed all sorts of garbage from what we used to call institutions of higher learning. It's going to be hard to combat that, all while everyone in charge is doing their damnedest to take decisions and control away from parents. This generation seems to be a hard working one, but are clearly being groomed to accept just about anything - no privacy, no self-autonomy, and no boundaries. This is going to be what we are going to have to combat.

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MIAMI (AP) — An American Airlines mechanic charged with sabotaging a plane because he was upset over stalled labor contract negotiations was fired from another airline several years ago and...

Well, dang. I'm so glad (not) people like this are working on our planes. I have no interest in ever flying again. It will have to be the direst of emergencies for me to even consider it. (I made this decision years ago but daily news just reinforces it.) Makes me sick every time my grown children get on a plane.

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A growing number of states and companies are allowing people to designate their gender as “X” instead of male or female on driver’s licenses and other forms of identification.

Notice there is no commenting allowed on this story. At least that I can see.

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A growing number of states and companies are allowing people to designate their gender as “X” instead of male or female on driver’s licenses and other forms of identification.

I don't think states and businesses are "accepting" this so much as they are going along because they don't want to end up sued.

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