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Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) warns of dangers in DNA tests

Congressman Jason Crow (D-CO) & Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) warn DNA data could be used to create targeted biological weapons!!
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“The Easiest Way To Hack Your Phone!”

Android and iPhones are the primary targets of Hackers! Especially the iPhone!!! Find out why.
“Why you should use Signal as your texting app.”, says Elon Musk. I know that many people out there ask serious questions like, “why is Elon Musk pushing Signal?” The straightforward answer to that question is solely because of the privacy.

This is why Elon Musk uses Signal as his Messaging app.

“One tweet by Tesla’s CEO seems to be having an enormous impact on WhatsApp, with many users jumping to rival messaging app Signal.”, reports CNET

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UPDATED July 29, 2021  Dan Hockett’s Open Heart Surgery & Recovery while Jay Day Throws Him under the Bus with a Fake Scandal

UPDATE July 29, 2021:  “A court settlement … required one-time board member Jay Day to issue a letter retracting the 2017 Facebook statements.”

“The statements I [Jay Day] made in the fall of 2017 were based on second- and third-hand information rather than my direct knowledge,” [Jay] Day wrote in the letter. “Now, understanding more about how the events occurred in the summer of 2016, I recognize that the statements I made contained misleading information that either mischaracterized events and were not true.” -from The Hawk Eye newspaper dated July 29, 2021

[Original Post from September 8, 2017]

Dan, with all the plumbing, in recovery after aortic heart valve replacement surgery.

Falcon,

First I want to thank everyone for their support and well wishes as I underwent Open Heart Surgery to replace my failing Aortic Valve. Knowing that people care really helps as I spend the next few months recovering from this life changing surgery.

After spending a week in the hospital post surgery I was sent home to continue the healing process that my surgeon says will take from 3 to 6 months for a full recovery. In the mean time I am limited to lifting no more than 5-pounds per arm which prevents me from holding the camera I use to photograph our student athletes for at least a few months. If all goes well, I should be back on the sidelines with camera in hand sometime during basketball season.

So imagine my surprise when I find out I’m being used as a campaign issue by School Board Write-In Candidate Jay Day. Jay Day has been proclaiming as well as posting on his Facebook page that I was somehow involved in a “…sex club scandal cover-up.” I can only guess that this is Jay Day’s attempt to shock people in to voting for him.

Let me be clear, there was no sex club that I am aware of and certainly no scandal or cover-up. Anyone who knows me knows that I would never allow anything like that to happen. Jay Day’s “…sex club scandal cover-up” is a complete falsehood – a lie and an attack on my reputation perpetrated by a school board candidate in order to garner him a few votes on Election Day. An absolutely disgusting act.

Thank you for letting me clear the air and set the record straight.

Sincerely,

Dan Hockett – President

West Burlington School Board

UPDATE July 29, 2021:  “A court settlement reached last week delivered Nick Breuer’s long-sought vindication: It required one-time board member Jay Day to issue a letter retracting the 2017 Facebook statements.”

“The statements I [Jay Day] made in the fall of 2017 were based on second- and third-hand information rather than my direct knowledge,” [Jay] Day wrote in the letter. “Now, understanding more about how the events occurred in the summer of 2016, I recognize that the statements I made contained misleading information that either mischaracterized events and were not true.” -from The Hawk Eye newspaper dated July 29, 2021 -‘I just wanted to get my name back’: Nick Breuer finds vindication in defamation settlement

Signed statement by Jay Day, dated July 22, 2021
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The Great Thomas Sowell

Thomas Sowell is an economist, a historian, a philosopher, and one of the greatest social theorists America has ever produced. His name is Thomas Sowell, and he might be the most important scholar you’ve never heard of. Jason Riley, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, tells his inspiring story in this short 5-minute video.
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Big Business Loves Big Government

“When government gets bigger, whether it’s through spending or taxes or regulation … big business benefits,” Tim Carney of the Washington Examiner explains.

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos wants government to impose a $15 minimum wage. “The problem is [Bezos] doesn’t want to just pay his own workers $15 [but] to outlaw other business models … smaller businesses that might not be as efficient,” Carney says.

Amazon can afford an army of warehouse robots, but mom and pop shops must pay actual people.

If they can’t afford $15, they go out of business. Carney adds: “Capitalism is a cutthroat thing, but this isn’t capitalism. When you turn to government to regulate your competitors out of business, we need to say, ‘No, this is wrong!'”

The video above includes more examples of how big business partners with big government to defeat smaller competitors.

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Liberty Winning?

“Thanks to property rights and free markets, humanity has achieved prosperity and freedom that our ancestors hardly dreamed about. For most of history, kings and tyrants ruled. They took and kept slaves, confiscated property, and waged decades-long wars.”
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Ted Nugent tests positive for COVID-19 after calling pandemic a ‘scam’

“I have had flu symptoms for the last 10 days and I thought I was dying…” said the 72-year old Ted Nugent.

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Capitalism Wins

More and more, it seems people find it difficult to defend capitalism—even those who benefit from it most. But former US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley takes a refreshingly different view: she thinks we should double down on it. Here’s why.
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Why Are Utilities So Expensive?

The cost of producing electricity has dropped significantly in the last decade. So why haven’t we seen those price drops reflected in our electricity bills? Charles McConnell, former Assistant Secretary of Energy in the Obama Administration, answers this riddle.
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Be Brave – Speak Truth

Free speech and intellectual freedom are the civil rights issues of our time. Are you ready to defend them? That’s the question that former US Ambassador Nikki Haley poses in this challenging video. This video was made possible by a generous grant from Colorado Christian University (CCU).