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The net result is America’s working class is up against the wall, maxed out: whatever lines of credit that were available have been tapped (credit cards, “buy now, pay later” credit, etc.)…

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As the political climate heats up surrounding gun control and legislation, more Americans are buying firearms today than six years ago.

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Maybe we should rephrase the slogan to you’ll appear to own things you don’t actually control and be happy. Does that generate the…

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According to FBI records from the National Instant Background Check System (NICS), April 2024 was the fifth highest on record for gun sales and background checks for that month.

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When I was a kid, my father insisted I follow the Four Rules with even toy guns.

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Analysis and breakdown of the themes and ideas that make Falling Down such a fascinating movie, and even more relevant today than it was in 1993. Analysis by…

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Historic inflation is causing declining living standards and a cost-of-living crisis. Under Biden’s presidency, grocery prices have increased by nearly one-third and gas has risen by 50…

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YouTube's excuse for behaving this way is that it simply wants to help it users "learn about the issues shaping the debate." In order to do that, one component of the effort involves "dealing with…

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Two Chicago men, Kawann Moore and Richard Pegue, face multiple charges after stealing chainsaws from a truck and leading police on a high-speed chase through the suburbs.

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Humanity’s best bet for success is liberty with responsibility, free markets and meritocracy. All things we are trying to preserve, and all things that leftists want to blow up.

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Consumer sentiment, a gauge of Americans’ economic perceptions, is at a six-month low, according to a closely watched index by the University of Michigan.

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This incident highlights the importance of responsible firearm ownership and the role it can play in personal and community safety.

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There’s no effort to track patterns. Even if there were, finding where a gun was originally purchased is only useful, at best, in a handful of cases.

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I have a great idea.  Let’s wildly print money, let’s systematically destroy the reserve currency of the globe, let’s add a trillion dollars to the national debt every 100 days, let’s…

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Remember all the collusion stories we wrote about the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and its efforts to control free speech through social media infiltration?

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One very important argument Gun Owners for Trump cannot over-emphasize is that the president makes federal court nominations, including the Supreme Court, where vacancies are almost certain to…

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Under Biden, gun control has been an issue since before he was sworn into office in 2021.

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Today, the world is dominated by ultra-powerful governments, ultra-powerful banks and ultra-powerful corporations.

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I never imagined that we would ever see a time when it takes $177,798 for a family of four to live comfortably in the United States.  Unfortunately, that day has arrived.  Our leaders…

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This is a very bad time for those that work in the real estate industry.  Thanks to the Federal Reserve, mortgage rates are much higher than they were a couple of years ago, and this has…

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We assume that, because we were allowed to vote for our leader, he must actually be our leader.

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From this standpoint, America’s National Debt challenge constitutes a political iron cage for Democrat and Republican legislators alike.

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They knew what we are experiencing today was inevitable. That government naturally evolves to seek unbridled growth and total power over the people.

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President Joe Biden has done everything he can to foist gun control on the American public, whether anyone wanted it or not.

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Perceptions of the collective group we know as 'Vikings' have changed significantly over the course of history, evolving from romantic figures of exploration and conquest in the 18th and…

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One-time outlaw Francisco "Pancho" Villa became one of the most famous generals of the Mexican Revolution and earned a reputation as a champion of the underprivileged.
 

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If you listen carefully to the voice of history, echoes of despair echo from the abandoned corridors of abandoned institutions, where debt-laden souls were mercilessly put into cold prisons…

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The Victorian era was a time of contradictory ideals: they covered themselves fully but considered the female figure attractive, they were obsessed with cleanliness but practically lived in…

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The Environmental Partnership Association (EPA) is seeking votes from the public to help them select the winner of the European Tree of the Year competition 2019.

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Marine lovers and shark lovers, welcome to the captivating realm of these magnificent marine predators!

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This unusual-looking gun, now on display in the Museum of Mourning Arts at Arlington Cemetery, once kept body snatchers away from cemetery grounds and discouraged them from digging up bodies…

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Take off your shoes and step back to an era when resilience was forged in the furnace of hardship and character was defined by unwavering values.

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In today's world, we are well aware of the dangers of radium and the deadly dangers of radiation. But there was a time when radium was revered as a wonder substance that was believed to have…

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Embark on a journey through the transformative landscape of World War II, where ingenuity and innovation reshaped the course of history.

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In the post-World War II era, the automotive industry was a center of innovation and opportunity.

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This captivating collection of color photographs provides a glimpse of daily life in Budapest between 1939 and 1944.
 

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The animal kingdom is a vast and diverse group of creatures, many of which we will never get a chance to see up close. Thankfully, we have plenty of photos of the world's strangest animals…

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Step into a captivating journey through the annals of history, where we explore the most unique and surprising stories left behind by time.

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 The Imperial Shrine of Yasukuni in Chiyoda, Tokyo, is a beautiful spiritual place to remember those who died in the service of Japan. About 24 lakh men, women, children and even…

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In the 19th century, access to medicine was like opening Pandora's Box – it brought both blessings and strange, sometimes dangerous, tricks. Some "cures" were harmless frauds, but many others were…
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 Step into the musical time machine and embark on a whimsical adventure through the fantastical world of one-hit wonders of the 1960s and 1970s.

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 Step into a Technicolor time machine and travel back to the '60s, where television screens were alive with groovy characters and far-fetched storylines.

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In 1966, a small Welsh village is forever changed by a devastating event that shocks the nation. The Aberfan disaster, caused by the collapse of a colliery spoil tip, tragically resulted in the loss…
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As the United States expanded westward in the early 1800s, the trade in American bison fur, skin, and meat began to flourish across the Great Plains. By the 1860s, these iconic animals had roamed…
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by Tyler Durden

With Western sanctions widely failing against Russia, as well as Ukraine's depleted air force unable to patrol its skies, Western leaders have said General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jets would be game-changing in the war (these are the same leaders that said the M1 Abrams tanks would be game-changing). But with M1 Abrams busted and F-16s unlikely to hit the highly contested airspace of the Eastern European country anytime soon, desperate Kyiv made a bold effort in recent months to target Moscow's crude refineries (how the war is funded) with wave after wave of stealthy suicide drones. 

For months, Ukraine and the Western leaders (and the CIA) cheered (either publicly in NATO-friendly corporate press or behind the scenes) about bombing Russia's refineries deep within the country with suicide drones, sending crude refining capacity-idled in the country to nearly 14%.

However, the short-lived celebrations are winding down. Reuters estimates that capacity idled at refineries in Russia fell from 14% to 10% at the end of March, primarily because the refineries are being repaired quickly. 

Reuters noted several damaged Russian refinery plants that were hit by Ukrainian drone attacks have been fixed in recent weeks. Also, other refineries with planned maintenance have come back online. 

That includes the Rosneft-owned Ryazan plant, which put back the CDU-4 and main CDU-6 primary oil refining units into operation, as well as Kuibyshev refinery repairing CDU-4 and Syzran's CDU-5 and previously idled for maintenance CDU-6.-Reuters

According to Reuters estimates, Russian oil refining capacity idled by drones plunged to 90,500 metric tons per day (660,000 barrels per day) from around 123,800 tons per day (907,000 bpd) previously. 

The last major Ukrainian drone attack on a large Russian refinery facility occurred on April 2 at the Taneco refinery in Nizhnekamsk, Russia, the third-largest refinery in the country

Reuters pointed out that Russia's total primary oil refining capacity was shut down due to outages, and maintenance was around 4.4 million tons in April, up from 4.1 million tons in March. 

Since April 2, there have been no new reports of successful drone attacks on large Russian refineries. 

We wonder why? Well, it's pretty easy to figure this one out. 

Last week, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin warned Ukraine that drone and missile attacks should not be focused on energy infrastructure but instead on military targets because of the risk of sending Brent crude prices over $100 per barrel.

I am having a double face-palm at velocity upon reading this; were there utterly no planners, ANYWHERE, in the US government who were able to think this through to its logical conclusion, BEFORE Ukraine hit Russia's refineries?!?   A gas spike right before the election cycle?!? Oh, THAT will help the By-di-Bye 's re-election chances, right?!?

For me, this is an utterly difficult moment of awareness, as the absolute, and resolute stupidity of American foreign policy lumbers on, herding its sleepwalking citizens toward yet another world war.