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  1. If he remembers by then.....
  2. https://www.foxnews.com/media/biden-setting-stage-pardoning-hunter-he-frames-potential-doj-charges-political-witch-hunt-devine
  3. I had heard about this a few days ago. Didn't realize it was going to be north of Arma too.
  4. Glad they finally caught him & nobody was hurt in the process.
  5. I don't agree with reparations being paid to families of former slaves nor do I agree with the law school having to repay money that was given to fund the institution. However, if the money was given to, and accepted by, the University to establish the T.C. Williams School of Law then the name should not be removed or changed.
  6. Interesting article regarding Mr. Biden's speech: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/the-seven-biggest-lies-biden-told-this-week/ar-AA17hS4b?cvid=383add09099247e8b6d24430f4d96c94
  7. Saw this on FOX News. It'll be interesting to see how this turns out. I think the guy has a valid argument. Descendant of donor demands law school pay back $3.6 billion after 'woke activists' stripped school name A descendant of a major donor to a law school demanded that the institution pay back $3.6 billion after a decision was made to change the school name. Virginia lawyer Robert C. Smith is the great-great-grandson of T.C. Williams, the name behind the University of Richmond’s T.C. Williams School of Law. Williams was a wealthy 19th-century businessman who owned tobacco companies, a graduate, and trustee of the University of Richmond. William’s family donated $25,000 to fund the law school following his death. However, despite Williams's estate regularly donating to the university, the T.C. Williams School of Law was stripped of its name. The University of Richmond School of Law voted to adopt a policy that prohibits the university from naming any building, program, professorship or entity "for a person who directly engaged in the trafficking and/or enslavement of others or openly advocated for the enslavement of people." The university had found that Williams was a slave owner. Records show that William’s businesses were taxed on owning 25 to 40 enslaved people. The university said personal tax records for Williams show that he was taxed on owning three enslaved people. Smith pushes back against the move to de-name the law school, claiming that the university is caving to "woke activists" and would not exist without the $3.6 billion amount of financial contribution from generations of Williams’ family members. In a five-page letter sent on January 30th to University of Richmond President Kevin Hallock, Smith challenged the president to "demonstrate" their virtue by giving all the money back. Smith said the university could write a note for the remaining $300 million "providing that it is secured by all the campus buildings and all your woke faculty pledge their personal assets and guarantee the note." "We know in 1888, he gave $10,000 to re-establish the Law School and at his death in 1889 his estate contributed $25,000 to the Law School," Smith wrote. "A conservative estimate of these gifts, just from the end of the War to his death exceeds $65,000." Smith continued, "The university’s endowment is $3.3 billion. Since you and your activists went out of your way to discredit the Williams name, and since presumably the Williams family’s money is tainted, demonstrate your ‘virtue’ and give it all back." "I suggest you immediately turn over the entire $3.3 billion endowment to the current descendants of T.C. Williams, Sr. We will use it all to fulfill the charitable purposes to which it was intended. We will take a note back for the remaining $300 million, providing that it is secured by all the campus buildings and all your woke faculty pledge their personal assets and guarantee the note," he added. Smith also said that the university could have kept its name if it attributes the law school to Williams’s son T.C. Williams Jr. instead. https://www.foxnews.com/media/descendent-major-donor-demands-law-school-pay-back-3-6-billion-after-woke-decision-change-school-name
  8. I've not watched the whole thing but this looks like a pretty interesting video of the Titanic. https://youtu.be/kmfjjsRbKCY
  9. https://www.cnn.com/2023/02/04/politics/china-spy-balloon-us-latest/index.html
  10. Looks like they've at least got a shot at it. Welcome to the forum!
  11. Kansan

    I hop

    Thought that was kind of an odd place for it. They're usually a free-standing building, not a strip mall. Hope they do well.
  12. Oil industry exec rips Biden's 'willy-nilly' energy policy, warns of another 'major' crisis in next few weeks The Strategic Petroleum Reserve continues to be inappropriately 'politicized,' Sommers argues By Kayla Bailey FOX Business American Petroleum Institute president and CEO Mike Sommers weighs in on the Biden administration's plan to refill the Strategic Petroleum Reserve at $70 a barrel on 'Mornings with Maria.' As the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) falls to "dangerously low" levels, American Petroleum Institute president and CEO Mike Sommers issued a warning to the Biden administration that a negligent plan to restore it could trigger another economically painful oil crisis. "The Strategic Petroleum Reserve, unfortunately, has become the strategic political reserve. And we have grave concerns about how it has been so politicized. This is for emergency purposes, not to lower gasoline prices during a time during a political season," Sommers said Friday on "Mornings with Maria." "But I think doing this willy-nilly and doing it in a way that that doesn't make sense for the market we're in, we could be dealing with another major oil crisis here in the next few weeks." A contractor works on a crude oil pipeline infrastructure at the U.S. Department of Energy's Bryan Mound Strategic Petroleum Reserve in Freeport, Texas. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images / Getty Images) "We're also real concerned, Maria, about how low it has gone. Lowest level since 1984, not necessarily because of market conditions, but because of political concerns," Sommers continued. The oil industry exec emphasized the absolute importance of refilling the reserve, and doing so with a non-political strategy. The Biden administration plans to halt oil sales from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve once the price of crude dips to $70 a barrel — a level that should be a "real concern for all Americans." "The best plan, in my view, is for us not to continue to use it in a way that is for political purposes and rather do it in a market-based way. And if there is an emergency, that's what this is for. And the real concern is that 1984, when it was at the levels that we're in currently, we were using 20% less oil," Sommers told host Maria Bartiromo. Iowa Rep. Ashley Hinson and Western Energy Alliance's Kathleen Sgamma discuss the Biden administration's energy policies on 'The Evening Edit.' "As the economy has continued to grow, we're going to need more in the SPR, of course. But let's do this in a way that makes sense for the market. Not that not in a way that does it for political purposes," the CEO continued. Mike Sommers told FOX Business that the president needs a plan for the SPR that works for the markets. (JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images / Getty Images) The Biden administration has attempted to convince Americans that the president has issued a surplus of drilling permits throughout the U.S. However, they fail to recognize the difficult and tedious process of issuing a drilling permit, Sommers pointed out. During a press conference Monday, the Pentagon's spokesman John Kirby argued that the president has issued 9,000 permits for drilling on U.S. federal lands, saying there are "plenty of opportunities" for oil and gas companies to drill. Sommers quickly refuted this declaration. "This is such a myth, and it's been debunked multiple times, but the administration continues to use it. They make it seem like as soon as you get a lease that you can start drilling on that property. That wouldn't be the environmentally sound thing to do. You have to do a lot of prep work before you actually produce on those federal leases, including getting multiple permits," he argued. FOX Business correspondent Grady Timble reports on would-be Keystone XL pipeline workers' criticism against President Biden's promised green energy jobs that have yet to materialize. "The administration should stop talking about these false statistics and instead get these permits approved so that we can continue to produce both on federal lands and in federal waters," Sommers concluded.
  13. If gas was a buck, zero inflation and national debt was paid off, I'd be glad to admit that Biden was doing a great job. Unfortunately, gas prices are still high, inflation is worst it's been in years under his term and he has been spending money like there's no tomorrow. The economy has taken a hit which has affected peoples retirement accounts and this administration doesn't seem to know what to do to fix the problem. So no, I can't say that he's done a great job.
  14. I did find a truthful statement in this article where Biden claims no other president has done as much as his administration. Unfortunately, much of what he has done has caused our country to decline and adversely affected our economy. So, not all of of the change has been good.
  15. Biden appears to declare himself the greatest president in US history Biden claims no other president has done as much as his administration. By Greg Wehner | Fox News President Biden appears to declare himself greatest president in U.S. history Remarks from President Biden's Nov. 30th White House Tribal Nations summit via the White House Youtube channel. President Biden all but declared himself as the greatest president in America’s history on Wednesday. "I tell you what," the president said. "No one’s ever done as much as president as this administration’s doing. Period." President Biden appeared to declare himself greatest president in U.S. history during the Tribal Nations Summit on Wednesday. (White House) Biden spoke during the White House Tribal Nations Summit, which was to feature new announcements and efforts to put new policies in place that support Tribal communities. The summit, which takes place at the Department of the Interior, gives tribal leaders the opportunity to engage with top U.S. officials on ways to strengthen nation-to-nation relationships and ensure indigenous communities endure for years to come. As Biden spoke during the opening day of the summit, he said he was sure to make mistakes. "Don’t hesitate to correct me when I make [them]," he said. "I know you; you won’t hesitate." Biden has consistently seen a majority of Americans disapprove of his job performance. Prices on everyday items including gas and food have seen record inflation on his watch. A recent Pentagon report found that his evacuation from Afghanistan, during which 13 Americans were killed and an unknown number of Afghans who had worked with the United States over the years were left behind, was a propaganda gift to China. The Taliban swiftly took control in the wake of that retreat. The US-Mexico border has also seen a record number of illegal crossings month after month since Biden's tenure began.
  16. I Googled the term and came up with this: "Umbrella term for individuals who are engrossed by social justice and thinks of themselves as saviors with a moral high ground, but remain willfully ignorant to the irrationality of their claims and the problems they create. These individuals give special treatment to certain minorities in hopes of ending racism and perpetuate mental illnesses as the norm." It's not my definition, but the first thing that came up.
  17. This is an interesting article. Questionable circumstances? https://www.foxnews.com/media/nbc-news-blasted-critics-over-retracted-paul-pelosi-report-questions-persist-done-damage
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