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It’s Constitution Day!

The History of Constitution Day

The U.S. Capitol Building
Citizens of the United States have celebrated Independence Day and Presidents’ Day since the 1870s, and in 2005, the nation began to celebrate Constitution Day. Also know as Citizenship Day, Constitution Day is an American holiday honoring the day 39 delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the United States Constitution. This historic date was September 17, 1787.

“I Am an American Day”

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WND Exclusive – CLIMATE HYSTERICS: 120 YEARS OF HISTORY

from Brent Smith for World Net:

On Sept. 3, 2019, a group of 16 global warming scientists/alarmists set out way up north to the Barents and Greenland Sea, to prove that Arctic ice is indeed melting and that we’ll all be underwater soon.

Their fate was the same as their brethren a few years ago near the South Pole. They got hopelessly stuck in massive amounts of ever-increasing ice and had to be extracted. They failed to prove their point.

Perhaps the brainwashed alarmists should look back in history to see that warming and cooling cycles are natural and happen all the time.

In fact, the press has documented four of these cycles just in the past 120 years or so. And during every cycle, just as today, the results were to be cataclysmic.

I’ve found that these cycles last roughly between 30 and 40 years. read more

Democrat or Republican – They All Attempt to Violate our Rights

This is just one more example of the genius and prescience of the founders. Just where would be without the Bill of Rights?

from the Federalist:

DOJ Lawsuit Demands Names Of All People Who Use This App For Their Gun

Creeping government control is nothing new, but the DOJ’s recent disregard for the Second and Fourth Amendments shows old protections against abuses of power will wear thin without public vigilance.

The Bill of Rights was written for a reason. As the government attempts to violate the rights protected in it in new and different ways, it gives us more reasons to be thankful for its authors’ wisdom.

Last week, we saw another example of this as the Department of Justice (DOJ) tried to violate the Fourth Amendment while stepping on the Second Amendment by demanding that the manufacturer of a rifle scope give the department the names of everyone who downloaded an app connected with the product. Correctly, the manufacturer has refused to do so.

The story almost did not make it into the news: DOJ’s order was supposed to have been sealed, but Thomas Brewster, a cybersecurity reporter for Forbes, was able to view a copy before it was concealed. His story on the DOJ request shed some light on the heavy-handed tactics the government uses in secret to violate the people’s constitutionally protected civil rights. That the order was almost kept hidden from the public also raises the question of how often this has happened before and how many companies have given the feds what they’ve demanded.

The DOJ Is Violating the Bill of Rights

The company in question, American Technologies Network (ATN), manufactures scopes and has developed the Obsidian 4 app. The app allows users to connect the scopes to their phone to better calibrate them. It also allows them to record video and to livestream the view.

Nothing about this violates any federal or state law, and the product is popular. It had more than 10,000 downloads when the story broke last week, and according to the reviews on Google Play, many more people have since downloaded it in protest.

The government’s interest in the app comes because of its investigation into the suspected exporting of the scope to foreign countries. Under the Arms Export Control Act of 1976, the government requires licenses to export arms, which presumably includes accessory items such as scopes. According to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the State and Commerce Departments have some overlapping jurisdiction, depending on the type of weapon. Immigration and Customs Enforcement seems to be the lead agency on this particular action, as a part of its larger “Project Shield America” initiative.

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T-Rex’s Biological Air Conditioner

A thermal image of a T. rex with its dorsotemporal fenestra glowing on the skull
A graphic thermal image of a T. rex with its dorsotemporal fenestra glowing on the skull
Brian Engh

Thermal images of alligators taken by a team of scientists led by Casey Holliday, a professor of anatomy at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, suggest that the Tyrannosaurus rex may have had blood vessels in its skull that helped the giant predator to regulate its body temperature – in other words, a biological air conditioner. read more

Video Podcast – No One Understands the Climate – No One!

by: Brent Smith

The Climate Town Hall was beyond shameless. First, CNN has shown once and for all they are no longer a news network and haven’t been for some time.

They are 100%, the propaganda ministry of the democrat party and the radical left.

These candidates all stand up in front of an audience of like-minded and vetted clapping seals and claim we have to become carbon neutral in 10 years, or 12 or 20 or by 2030 or 40 or just pick a random year, because that’s what they’re doing. Basically, do what we say or you’re all dead in X years – pick a year.

Yet there is still so much we don’t understand about changing climate that the claim by the left that, “the relationship between mankind’s emissions of greenhouse gasses and climate change is a scientific certainty,” is utter nonsense.

What happens in space and what naturally occurs on Earth has exponentially more to do with our changing climate than man’s behavior.

The fact is that our climate has been changing since the Earth developed a climate. We can’t stop it from changing and we can’t cause it to change. read more

So Labor Day is Not a Full-Blown Communist Holiday

From: National Review

Red Monday

There isn’t much good to say about Labor Day, except maybe that it could be worse — it could be on May 1, which would make it a full-on Communist holiday instead of a merely crypto-Communist one. For that we can thank Grover Cleveland, the last pretty-good Democrat (seriously: gold standard, anti-tariff, vetoed twice as many bills as all of his predecessors combined — Rand Paul is a fan), who pushed for the creation of a labor festival in September as cultural competition to the international workers’ celebration in May, sort of the reverse of the strategy of the early Church fathers’ choosing the dates of heathen festivals for the new Christian holidays.

So, from the two out of three working-age Americans who are gainfully employed, a round of applause for President Cleveland. But crypto-Communist holidays are not so great, either.

Labor Day, like Obamacare and much else that is distasteful about American public life today, is a product of American liberals’ desire to be Canadians. The ’Nucks started celebrating labor on the first Monday in September in the 1880s; this holiday grew out of a parade celebrating a typographical workers’ strike in 1872. Soon, U.S. labor bosses, especially the Marxist Central Labor Union, wanted a holiday of their own. read more

Would You Like a Pig Heart?

Pig hearts may be adapted for human use within three years in a breakthrough move that could clear the UK donor list, a leading surgeon has said.

Sir Terence English, who performed Britain’s first ever successful heart transplant, said his mentee from the 1979 operation will try to replace a human kidney with a pigs before the end of the year.

He believes this could pave the way for more complicated organ transplants in the process called ‘xenotransplantation’.

Ancient Tools in Mongolia

A selection of tools found at the Mongolian site Tolbor-16
A selection of tools found at the Mongolian site Tolbor-16(Credit: UC Davis)

The story of human history is patchy at best, but now another patch may have been filled in. Archaeologists have found ancient tools at a dig site in Mongolia, indicating that humans were on the scene about 45,000 years ago, which is much earlier than current evidence suggests. There’s also a chance that the site is one spot where our ancestors met and mingled with the mysterious Denisovans. read more

If America is Racist – So are the Democrats

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Yesterday, on his radio program, Rush Limbaugh was talking about how many modern progressive leftists have given up trying to “fix” our country. Now, they claim, it must be torn down and rebuilt in the image that the left envisions – a socialist utopia, where one size really does fit all, because everyone is the same … or else.

Evidently, according to an ever-increasing number of leftists, there’s just no saving and no redeeming the United States.

Why exactly does this new breed of leftists feel this way about their own country?

Well, it goes back to the days of slavery. Then after emancipation – Jim Crow, segregation, racism and the Klan.

This they claim is America’s permanent legacy, and one that apparently cannot be erased or otherwise expunged. The only answer is to tear it down and start over.

But this poses a couple of problems for the left – namely, reparations and the democrat party. read more

Our Loss of Meaning is Causing Mass-Shootings

from the Federalist:

We Killed God, Family, And Community — And Now It’s Killing Us

We have discarded social institutions that have helped people understand their value and place in the world for thousands of years. And their decline is not just mirrored in the rise of mass shootings.

Once upon a time, you had meaning. You knew you had meaning because you had a mom and a dad who told you so, a God who loved you, and a community that needed you.

Once upon a time, if something happened to you, a significant number of people would mourn your death — not only because you were a good person and a good friend, but also because the community would suffer without your presence and skills. Now, the vast majority of people can barely count on one hand the number of people whose life would be truly altered by their passing.

For the most part, it can easily feel like no one cares about you anymore. Your skills are ubiquitous, you have no true community, and God doesn’t exist. So what, you may ask, is exactly the point? read more