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  1. Covid devastated the Cub Scout Pack (elementary school) side of scouting. Troops faired a little better, but now face the reality that not many Cub Scouts will be moving over to Boy Scouts in the following years.
  2. What if a kid is involved with a club/activity not associated with the government schools? 4-H? Scouting? Club sports? Martial Arts? There are more options out there than ever before.
  3. Is this also the scourge of extracurricular athletics?:
  4. Agreed. Both state and federal departments of education need to be abolished.
  5. Critical Race Theory Is a Direct Attack on Market Freedom https://mises.org/wire/critical-race-theory-direct-attack-market-freedom Agreed. Any form that asks you to state your race/ethnicity you should leave blank or just check "other".
  6. Yes, this message board included of course.
  7. Because the Covid vaccine isn't really a vaccine. Let's look at the commonly held definition of the word: https://www.dictionary.com/browse/vaccine Yet now we know this vaccine does not confer immunity. Look at the statistics in Israel where something like 80% of the population has been "vaccinated", new covid infections of "vaccinated" individuals have skyrocketed. Yes, the "vaccination" will greatly reduce the effects of the virus should you still contract it, but it doesn't "confer immunity". It's really just a strong therapeutic.
  8. R.I.P. Norm Macdonald: https://www.avclub.com/r-i-p-norm-macdonald-1847674704 Truly a great comic. He will be missed. His impression of Burt Reynolds on SNL was hilarious.
  9. Maybe those government school extracurriculars are not as interesting to the current student body as they once were? Maybe more students want or need jobs? As for parents being overworked, when more and more of your paycheck goes to the government to pay for state and federal entitlements you have to work more to have that nice SUV, McMansion, DirectTV w/ the max number of channels, multiple cell phones, etc.
  10. https://greenwald.substack.com/p/the-masking-of-the-servant-class?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email&utm_content=share&token=eyJ1c2VyX2lkIjoxNjMyMTkyNSwicG9zdF9pZCI6NDEzMDIyNzYsIl8iOiJ5bDZPNiIsImlhdCI6MTYzMTYzMjgxMiwiZXhwIjoxNjMxNjM2NDEyLCJpc3MiOiJwdWItMTI4NjYyIiwic3ViIjoicG9zdC1yZWFjdGlvbiJ9.3EtdAORjgz72HzxTJ3ZtJKxy5yxVcuYPRc1PtSin3uA An avalanche of similarly repugnant imagery poured forth on Monday night at the most gluttonous and opulent royal court spectacle of them all: the annual Met Gala held by long-time Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour. Town and Country has lamented that the once-elevated-and-dignified event has become quite gauche ever since it became overrun by cultural celebrities and nouveau riche tycoons -- “these days, the gala is a highly commercialized, celebrity-driven media circus that celebrates sensationalist preening by individuals who couldn’t be less interested in the museum.” Yet despite this degradation, the magazine nonetheless still regards the affair as “the fashion and society event of the year.” In 2014, Wintour complained that the event was insufficiently exclusive and raised the ticket prices to $25,000 per person in order to keep out the riff-raff who had been able to get in the prior year for the middling price of $15,000 per ticket. Tickets this year cost as much as $35,000 per person. It is, pronounced Wintour's Vogue this week, “the fashion world equivalent of the Oscars.” While event organizers, in an act of noble self-sacrifice and social duty, sadly cancelled the gala in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, Wintour was determined this year not to let unpleasant matters like overflowing ICU wards, ongoing school closures, looming mass evictions, and pervasive mask mandates ruin the immense enjoyment bequeathed to the world's serfs as they watch their beloved bejeweled class pose in designer gowns. Following Pelosi and Obama's examples, a long list of America's most glittering stars bravely risked exposure to a deadly virus by appearing without masks, all to ensure that Americans would never again be deprived of such a richly gratifying moment for them. Co-chaired by Timothée Chalamet, Billie Eilish, Amanda Gorman, and Naomi Osaka, honorary chairs included Tom Ford, Instagram’s Adam Mosseri, and Wintour herself. Much of the attention on Monday night was devoted to the appearance on the red carpet by Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). The usual horde of embittered online nay-sayers and envious party-poopers tried implying that there was something incongruous about a socialist politician gleefully participating in the most vulgar tribute to capitalism and social inequality to emerge since the walled-off galas thrown by the French aristocracy at the Palace of Versailles. Some petty, resentful critics even suggested that AOC's latest star turn somehow illustrated what Shant Mesrobian has disparagingly described as “the Squad’s brand of highly educated, professional-class cultural leftism,” which "now offers elected officials a path to fame and pop culture status that circumvents much of the old, hand-dirtying business of politics,” pursuant to which "elected office itself has become merely a stepping stone to social media celebrity” and “maintaining a social media influencer empire rivals, or even surpasses, the priority of being a successful legislator." Fortunately, many of AOC's most devoted socialist supporters stepped forth with passionate defenses of their leader. As they pointed out, AOC had painted onto the back of her pristine white gown — in perfectly proportioned and tastefully scrolled red ink highlighting the stunning virtues of the designer dress' silhouette -- a leftist phrase, Tax the Rich, that not only assaulted the Biden-supporting liberal celebrities in attendance but made them feel endangered in their own habitat, as if their wealth and privilege were being imperiled not from afar but from one of their own, from within. Far from being what AOC's dirty and petty critics tried to malign this as being — an attention-seeking, celebrity-building, branding opportunity in which AOC yet again lavished herself in the multi-pronged rewards of the very economic and cultural hierarchies she claims to despise and vows to combat -- she was actually engaged in a revolutionary and subversive act, injecting into aristocratic circles a beautifully artistic yet hostile message. This was not, contrary to the grievances of her small-minded and jealous critics, AOC reveling in one of Louis XVI's court festivities. Instead, she was storming the Bastille: not with weapons or fire but with the graceful designer elegance of the insurgent Marxist renegade, which made her presence all the more deceptively disruptive. While it may have appeared that Vogue's perfectly-coiffed red-carpet correspondents and other Met luminaries were gushing with admiration and awe at her bold fashion statement, they were actually shaking with fear over what AOC had wrought. They were quivering with rage and fear, not swooning with delight as it appeared. Besides, as AOC herself put it with her trademarked class consciousness, the very fact that she can attend the Met Gala while you cannot is proof of the potency of the left-wing movement she leads. Standing next to Aurora James, the designer of her dress, AOC revealed the underlying clandestine strategy of her subversive attendance: “We really started having a conversation about what it means to be a working class woman of color at the Met ... we can’t just play along, but we need to break the fourth wall.” The Recount @therecount @IAMFASHlON “We really started having a conversation about what it means to be a working class woman of color at the Met ... we can’t just play along, but we need to break the fourth wall.” — AOC at #MetGala September 14th 2021 120 Retweets644 Likes In a separate exposition, AOC explained that her appearance at the Met Gala was such a watershed moment for working-class politics because it is vital that she not be confined to dreary poor and lower-middle class venues when spreading her fist-raising rebellion. Instead, she must endure the burden of carrying her cause to the world's richest and most privileged elite and the exclusive salons they occupy. Imagine being so unimaginative and myopic as to be unable to recognize and be grateful for AOC's inventive praxis. The jealousy-driven attacks on AOC by her cultural inferiors were almost certainly driven by various forms of white supremacy, misogyny and colonialism, as AOC said of those who criticized her in 2018 for wearing an expensive designer dress (“women like me aren’t supposed to run for office”) as well as when she denounced the dismissive and condescending attitudes toward the Squad from Nancy Pelosi (“Nancy Pelosi has been ‘singling out’ freshman congresswomen of color”). Worse, Monday night's traumatic bullying of AOC obscured the far more important fact that, yet again, we saw elites prancing around in the middle of a pandemic maskless, while those paid hourly wages to serve them or desperately try to snap a photo of them were required to keep their pointless faces covered with cloth at all times. Jennifer Hudson, maskless, attends The 2021 Met Gala, attended to by masked servants, on September 13, 2021 in New York City, as masked paparazzi look on (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images) COVID rules are now so convoluted that liberals are able to defend their leaders’ actions while not even pretending to make sense from a scientific or rational perspective. Many defended Newsom and Obama's maskless partying on the ground that it was all “outdoors,” even though both were actually inside tents and people had been shamed for months for taking their kids to deserted beaches rather than keeping them locked away at home. Liberals argue that it is fine for elites at Obama's party and the Met Gala to remain maskless since they are vaccinated, even as they defend the CDC's new mask directives for vaccinated people based on the view that vaccinated people still dangerously transmit the Delta variant to both vaccinated and unvaccinated people alike. They will claim that it is fine for rich Democratic donors at Pelosi's party to sit on top of one other maskless because they are eating even though the video shows they have no food in front of them (they are waiting for the masked servants of color to bring their food) and even though shoveling food into one's open mouth does not actually create a wall of immunity against transmission of the virus from one's open-mouthed table neighbors. The Met Gala's red carpet is said to be “outdoors” even though it is surrounded by tent walls and other structures, and still leaving the question of why workers need to be masked in the same area. But all of this stopped being about The Science™ long ago — ever since months of relentless messaging that it is our moral duty to Stay At Home unless we want to sociopathically kill Grandma was replaced overnight by dictates that we had a moral duty to leave our homes to attend densely packed street protests since the racism being protested was a more severe threat to the public health than the global COVID pandemic. One can locate in all of this jumbled and always-shifting rationale various forms of control, shaming, stigma and hierarchy, while The Science™ is nowhere to be found. Maskless stars Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes attend the 2021 Met Gala while masked paparazzi look on, on September 13, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/GC Images) Even with all of this deceit and manipulation, there is something uniquely disturbing — creepy even — about becoming accustomed to seeing political and cultural elites wallowing in luxury without masks, while those paid small wages to serve them in various ways are forced to keep cloth over their faces. It is a powerful symbol of the growing rot at the core of America's cultural and social balkanization: a maskless elite attended to by a permanently faceless servant class. The country's workers have long been faceless in a figurative sense, and now, thanks to extremely selective application of decisively unscientific COVID restrictions, that condition has become literal.
  11. I predict by the 2nd quarter the Irish starters can leave the field and go do some shopping at the nearby Outlet Mall, maybe pick up some new Nikes.
  12. Bears fans should be freaking out about Week 1: https://deadspin.com/bears-fans-should-be-freaking-out-about-week-1-1847666496 I tend to agree, although with some trepidation for young Mr. Fields. If the Bears' mediocre offensive lines causes a mediocre Mr. Dalton to get hurt, oh well. If it causes a budding star like young Mr. Fields to get hurt, well that is my fear.
  13. Harrell's says Winamac already beat Knox?: http://scoreboard.homestead.com/football/logsWinamac.htm#loaded
  14. Biden's Vaccine Mandate Is the Latest Sign of the Presidency Becoming a Monarchy https://reason.com/2021/09/13/bidens-vaccine-mandate-is-the-latest-sign-of-the-presidency-becoming-a-monarchy/ I contend that this rise of the POTUS as a de-facto Monarch is due to a cowardly Congress not doing it's job. All the vast, vast majority of U.S. Congressmen think about is getting re-elected and gathering political power, not serving their constituents.
  15. https://statelaws.findlaw.com/indiana-law/indiana-legal-ages-laws.html
  16. Not really, but Mr. Stafford won his share of games against the Bears during his era in Detroit: https://www.footballdb.com/teams/nfl/chicago-bears/teamvsteam?opp=11 Definitely not the thorn in the Bears side Mr. Rodgers has been over the years.
  17. https://www.sportingnews.com/us/nfl/news/ronnie-harrison-jr-ejected-browns-chiefs/1v20kwlet84jm1f9ferjbmtjsv So it's ok for an NFL coach to shove an opposing player but not for the opposing player to shove back? Both should have been ejected from the game.
  18. Methinks that the pre-season accolades towards the Colts defense and their o-line went to their heads. That was a very disappointing performance.
  19. The CDC changes the definition of vaccine so that it cannot be ‘interpreted as meaning that vaccines are 100% effective’ https://j99news.com/2021/09/09/the-cdc-changes-the-definition-of-vaccine-so-that-it-cannot-be-interpreted-as-meaning-that-vaccines-are-100-effective/ The CDC did not respond to a request for comment prior to the press release. .... The CDC moving goalposts yet again. Color me shocked.
  20. To the progressive msm a black conservative republican like Mr . Elder is akin to a race traitor. Of course he isn't going to get the sensationalist treatment in the press.
  21. Talk about Executive Overreach: https://reason.com/2021/09/10/two-big-new-ways-the-biden-administration-plans-to-overstep-its-pandemic-authority/ The administration claims OSHA has the authority to do this because it's permitted to issue temporary regulations "necessary to protect employees" from dangerous "exposure to substances or agents determined to be toxic or physically harmful." But interpreting this to mean not just limited toxic exposures within a particular area or workplace but any virus or disease plaguing the country would drastically alter the scope of OSHA's alleged authority. The fact that this order is coming not from Congress but from Biden and an administrative body is also…problematic, to put it mildly. "This is legislative action that bypasses the legislative branch," commented former Rep. Justin Amash (L–Mich.) yesterday. "If you care about representative government—if you're consistent regardless of who's president—then it doesn't matter that you like the policy; this mandate is an abuse of power." "I am a strong proponent of vaccines (get yours if you haven't!) but President Biden doing an end-run around the legislative process by ordering an administrative agency like @OSHA_DOL to mandate vaccinations for employees of private business is outrageous overreach," tweeted Rep. Peter Meijer (R–Mich.). "Biden is presiding over a vast expansion of federal authority, one that Democrats will certainly come to regret the next time a Republican takes power," suggested Reason's Robby Soave in a New York Times op-ed today. "Moreover, the mechanism of enforcement — a presidential decree smuggled into law by the Department of Labor and its Occupational Safety and Health Administration — is fundamentally undemocratic. Congress is supposed to make new laws, not an unaccountable bureaucratic agency." How OSHA—and employers—will actually enforce this mandate remains a big question mark. Another big unknown: Will workers really walk away rather than get the vaccine? In polls, at least, many unvaccinated workers say they would quit their jobs before getting vaccinated: In addition to mandating that workers at businesses of a certain size be vaccinated or regularly tested, Biden's new order says health care businesses—regardless of size—must see that all staff, volunteers, and contractors are vaccinated if these businesses take Medicare or Medicaid patients. The requirement includes volunteers and staff "who are not involved in direct patient, resident, or client care" and will "apply to approximately 50,000 providers and cover a majority of health care workers across the country," the White House says. .....
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