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Donald Trump, Please Buy Greenland

Spencer Kellogg | @Spencer_Kellogg

Donald, do it. Just buy it. Screw the haters. Buy that rocky ice island right from under the Danes. Do what you do best and dunk on every single one of your haters who thinks this is a misguided and stupid idea.

There will be many detractors along the way but you are strong enough to face them all. There will be so many know-it-alls calling you an imperialist and bemoaning the expense on the ‘backs’ of the American taxpayer. And you know what? It doesn’t matter.

This isn’t imperialism, this is future urban planning. This isn’t poor spending, it’s smart hedging on some pretty big asset class bets. Land, metals, and missiles are what an empire needs to sustain its power. Trump knows this and China definitely knows it. There’s a reason why Beijing has had its roving eye on Greenland lately.

There could very well come a time when we actually need Greenland and the time to buy it is now.

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If Democrats Want to Beat Trump, They Should Focus on Hong Kong

Spencer Kellogg | By Spencer_Kellogg

Donald Trump has Democrats exactly where he wants them – on Twitter arguing about all the wrong things.

Call and Response

The left-wing’s loudest members were positively apoplectic today when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revoked the visas of U.S. Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib ahead of their visit to the Middle Eastern nation. Only hours later, President Trump fanned the flames by tweeting, “It would show great weakness if Israel allowed Rep. Omar and Rep. Tlaib to visit.”

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Rojava Is Holding Off ISIS But Needs Better Guns to Prosper

Ellie McFarland | @El_FarAwayLand

Ever since the Ottoman Empire dissolved and the various world powers got their hands on it, the Middle East has been ensconced in conflict. For much of that time, the United States has been heavily involved in Middle Eastern politics. Specifically, it has recently battled the terrorist groups Al Qaeda, ISIS, and the Taliban. As a result of President Bush’s occupation of Iraq, Obama’s “War on Terror”, and Trump’s continued refusal to eject troops from the region, America still ravages an entire subcontinent. Despite this damage and death, America remains ineffective at quelling terrorism. Though ISIS has a greatly reduced presence, they and the other groups remain a significant problem for many Middle Easterners. But amidst America’s “well-intentioned” but damaging military action, local armies are also rising up to defend their own homes. The most notable of these is the Kurdish-based army, Rojava

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The Eight Flawed Factors Used to Red Flag Your Gun Rights

Conner Drigotas | connerdrigotas.com

From local officials to members of Congress to the President of the United States, plans are in motion to make Emergency Risk Protection Orders (ERPO’s), commonly called Red Flag Laws, the national norm.

An ERPO order allows for the confiscation by force of all firearms an individual owns. An individual served with an ERPO would lose their firearms for a period between three months and one year.

In Pennsylvania, Red Flag Laws are under serious consideration: even the state’s Republican Senator, Pat Toomey, supports them. In a recent article for the Pennsylvania Post, reporter Ed Mahon listed the eight factors a “judge or hearing officer would be required to weigh” when issuing an ERPO. Each has problems, but taken together they amount to one fact: without committing any crime, ERPO’s allow a judge or hearing officer to strip American citizens of a fundamental and constitutional right.

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Dave Portnoy Busts Whiny Labor Unions With Tweets

James Sweet III | @jsweetIII

Barstool Sports, the go-to media outlet of the Proud Boys, your local jock, and everyone in-between, has gotten itself into trouble, again. This time, it’s over America’s best-known group of swindlers; that’s right, labor unions. CEO and founder Dave Portnoy caused a moral “outrage” on social media by saying that workers of Barstool Sports would be fired “on the spot” if they engaged in any discussion of unionization. Shortly afterward, Portnoy’s replies were full of angry social justice warriors hysterically shrieking over a tongue-in-cheek joke that they simply blew out of proportion.

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