90 Miles From Tyranny : 2022-07-24

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Democrats’ high-spending ‘Inflation Reduction Act’ will do just the opposite

The first thing to remember about the reconciliation bill Sens. Joe Manchin and Chuck Schumer agreed to Wednesday is that despite its utterly preposterous name, it has absolutely zero to do with inflation. The Inflation Reduction Act is crammed with the very same spending, corporate welfare, price-fixing and tax hikes that were part of Build Back Better — long-desired progressive wish-list agenda items. Pumping hundreds of billions into the economy will do nothing to alleviate inflation. The opposite.

Let’s also remember the Democrats’ deflection on inflation last year — claiming it was “transitory” and “no serious economist” is “suggesting there’s unchecked inflation on the way” and so on — was all part of a concerted political effort to ignore the problem long enough to cram through a $5.5 trillion iteration of their agenda. And when inflation suddenly became non-transitory and politically problematic, the Biden administration argued that more spending would relieve inflation. It doesn’t care about the economy, as long as dependency is being expanded.

The bill is far more likely to spike consumer prices than not. You can hate corporations with the heat of a thousand suns and grouse about the lack of fairness in the world, but it won’t change the fact that businesses don’t pay taxes, they collect them. The Dems claim their bill raises $313 billion with a minimum 15% corporate tax rate. They seem to be under the impression corporations that pay less than 15% are evading taxes rather than using completely legal tools like accelerated depreciation or taking advantage of tax credits. Whatever the case, raising corporate taxes means fewer jobs or higher prices. Maybe both. What it won’t do is lower inflation.

Republicans have been arguing that big government spending will only drive consumer prices even higher.Spencer Platt/Getty Images

The same establishment media suddenly unsure how to define a recession are going to falsely claim the bill has a “deficit-reduction package,” even though anyone who’s spent five minutes in DC knows the bill features a bunch of accounting gimmicks that will allow Manchin to go back to West Virginia and claim his concerns about spending are allayed. The deficit-reduction number — which relies not only on raising taxes on consumers but creating a more powerful IRS (and IRS public-sector union) — is plucked from the ether. We have no clue how much new taxes and audits will raise. What we do know is that any spending program instituted today will exist in perpetuity.

The bill also dumps another $369 billion into green boondoggles, a slush fund for Democrats. Now, even if you’ve convinced yourself that slight variations in temperature are an existential threat to humanity, there’s never been an instance of energy becoming more affordable due to pumping money into green economies. A bill with “investments” that will “encourage” a “transition,” as political journalists would say, is really just force-feeding inefficient and expensive alternatives that elbow out reliable, affordable gas and oil and push prices higher. Manchin claims the bill specifically brings down energy prices. Yet unless West Virginians are clamoring to buy already heavily...

In memory of those who "died suddenly" in the United States, July 19-July 25

Paul Sorvino and three other actors; Charles Johnson and three other football players (& three other athletes, a coach and a sportscaster), a 13-year-old dead from "natural causes," and many more:

Note the use of propaganda in so many of these pieces, to normalize the die-off, and obfuscate the likelihood that “vaccination” was the cause of death. Such trickery includes the claim that Paul Sorvino had had “health issues over the past few years” (his work history says otherwise); the new story of how football player Sam Bruce died (three months after his death); the claims that the departed died of “natural causes”—at 51, or 41, or 13; and so on

Shonka Dukureh, ‘Elvis’ actress and blues singer, dead at 44

July 21, 2022

Shonka Dukureh, an actress and blues singer who portrayed Big Mama Thornton in Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis” biopic, died on Thursday in Tennessee, police confirmed. She was 44.

The musician was found dead inside her bedroom in the Nashville apartment she shared with her two children, according to a tweet by the Metro Nashville Police Department.

The Tennessean reported that one of Dukureh’s children found her unresponsive before rushing to a neighbor’s home, who then called 911 at approximately 9:30 a.m.

A spokesperson for the MNPD confirmed that the medical examiner is working to determine the cause of death. No foul play is suspected.

Paul Sorvino Dies: ‘Goodfellas’, ‘Law & Order’ Actor, Father Of Mira Sorvino Was 83

July 25, 2022

Paul Sorvino, who starred in Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas and early seasons of the NBC series Law & Order, died today of natural causes after suffering health issues[*] over the past few years. He was 83. His death was announced by his publicist Roger Neal on behalf of Sorvino’s wife Dee Dee Sorvino, who was at his side when he passed.

“Our hearts are broken,” said Dee Dee Sorvino in a statement. “There will never be another Paul Sorvino, he was the love of my life, and one of the greatest performers to ever grace the screen and stage.” Sorvino was the father of Oscar-winning actress Mira Sorvino.

Paul Anthony Sorvino born April 13, 1939 in Brooklyn and starred in such films as Goodfellas, Nixon, Dick Tracy, The Rocketeer, For the Love of Money, That Championship Season, Reds, A Touch of Class, Oh, God! among many others. On television he starred on Seasons 2 and 3 of Law & Order and on Broadway in That Championship Season.

*Despite those "health issues over the past few years" Sorvino had been working steadily full-time. He had completed one movie (Pursued), had another in post-production (The Ride), was in production of another (My Jurassic Place), and was scheduled to appear in a TV movie (The Chameleon). From 2019-2021, he had also performed in 13 episodes of the TV series "Godfather of Harlem."

Bobbie Faye Ferguson Dies: ‘Designing Women’, ‘Dallas’ & ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ Actress Was 78

July 23, 2022

Bobbie Faye Ferguson, an actress whose credits include Designing Women, Dallas and The Dukes of Hazzard, has died at 78. Multiple news reports said she died June 25 of natural causes in Sherman Oaks, CA.

Taurean Blacque, 'Hill Street Blues' actor, dead at 82

July 22, 2022

Taurean Blacque, an Emmy-nominated actor and star of hit '80s show "Hill Street Blues," has died. He was 82.

Blacque died following a brief battle with an undisclosed illness, his family said Thursday.

YouTube star Kevin Samuels died from hypertension, medical examiner concludes

July 20, 2022

YouTube star Kevin Samuels died of hypertension, a Georgia medical examiner concluded. Samuels, 53, died suddenly May 5 after he complained of chest pain and collapsed, authorities said. He was at his apartment and taken to a hospital but could not be resuscitated, they said.

Chief Medical Examiner Karen E. Sullivan's findings were reported Monday by E! News. "It is my opinion that Kevin Samuels died due to hypertension (high blood pressure), Sullivan wrote in the report dated July 14. The manner of death was ruled natural.

‘Naked and Afraid’ contestant dies at 35

July 24,2022

A former contestant on the popular survivalist reality TV show “Naked and Afraid” has died, multiple...

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The 90 Miles Mystery Video: Nyctophilia Edition #1095

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The 90 Miles Mystery Box: Episode #1795

You have come across a mystery box. But what is inside? 
It could be literally anything from the serene to the horrific, 
from the beautiful to the repugnant, 
from the mysterious to the familiar.

If you decide to open it, you could be disappointed, 
you could be inspired, you could be appalled. 

This is not for the faint of heart or the easily offended. 
You have been warned.

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Friday, July 29, 2022

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West Virginia Won’t Do Business With Wall Street Banks That Boycott Fossil Fuels

West Virginia is refusing to do business with Wall Street firms that boycott the fossil fuel industry, the first state in the nation to do so.

West Virginia treasurer Riley Moore (R.) on Thursday determined that BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, as well as Wells Fargo, JP Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, and Goldman Sachs, are ineligible for state banking contracts due to their boycotts of fossil fuels. The ban will cost the Wall Street firms $18 billion per year, according to Moore's office.

"At the end of the day, all we want is for banks to act like banks," Moore told the Washington Free Beacon, adding it would be hard for the state to continue functioning without the coal industry.

Democrats are moving to eliminate fossil fuels as part of their governing platform. President Joe Biden has taken several actions to curb fossil fuel production, including bans on oil and natural gas leases on federal land. The president also revoked the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, which would have transported hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil from Canada to the United States. Democratic senators like Raphael Warnock (Ga.) have also pushed for the country to move away from oil and gas through a carbon tax.

The coal mining industry accounts for more than 11,000 jobs in West Virginia, and the state reaps hundreds of millions of dollars in severance taxes from coal extraction annually. The average coal miner engineer makes nearly $90,000 a year.

In June, Moore gave the firms 30 days to provide the Mountain State's treasury with proof they supported the coal, oil, and natural gas industries. U.S. Bank eliminated its anti-coal mining efforts during that time, leading to its removal from Moore's final list of banned financial firms.

"I simply cannot stand by and allow financial institutions working against West Virginia’s critical industries to profit off the very funds their policies attempt to diminish," Moore said. The state treasurer also blamed the...

Rep. Gallagher: Communist China Loves The Left’s Anti-America Radicalism

Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., told students at the Young America’s Foundation’s 44th annual National Conservative Student Conference on Thursday that the woke ideology of the left is making America more vulnerable to the threat of communist China.

“I believe that we are in the early stages of an existential threat — existential competition — with international communism and that the stakes of this competition are the survival of the American project itself,” Gallagher said. “The communist cult’s vision is one of the state on steroids, using technology to control every aspect of our lives — what we think, what we say, how we worship. This is a new cold war, and I hate to tell you this, we are currently losing.”

Gallagher added that the reason we are losing is that “we no longer believe that we deserve to win.”

“This new cold war is not simply a military competition,” the former active-duty Marine said. “It’s an ideological competition between two fundamentally incompatible systems of government. … The Chinese Communist party believes there can be no higher authority than the state, as run by the party.”

Gallagher said the Chinese Communist Party altered the Bible in its approved “translation” to teach that even Christ himself is not above the state. “The state, in other words,” Gallagher said, “is the only religion.”

Meanwhile, anti-American leftist ideology weakens and demoralizes the United States, leaving us ill-prepared to face the threat of communism — something Gallagher said communist China uses to its advantage.

“We’re already seeing them co-opt this anti-American narrative of the radical left, co-opting their talking points to launch a preemptive ideological strike designed to weaken our will to fight by poisoning the minds of many of our own citizens against this nation,” Gallagher said. “And since war remains...

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