Young men and women of all backgrounds and economic levels are joining the nation’s all-volunteer military to fight terrorists and terrorism because they love their country and its way of life, and are willing to risk their lives to protect this great nation. With their blood and flesh they daily secure our freedom and liberty. So let us be true to them and their sacrifices, to their protecting of the civilization we know and love so well. Let us insist that trade be fair; that spending and taxes be reduced, that we live within budget, and keep government interference in our citizens’ private and business lives to a minimum. … [Read more...] about What Leader Will Embrace America’s Righteous Freedom?
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As businesses struggle to deal with increased costs caused by the pandemic, the “COVID-19 surcharge” has been popping up everywhere from restaurants to auto body shops. The charges range from a few dollars to up to 20 percent of the bill. And like so many things related to the virus, they’ve also become politicized, with some seeing them as the price of safety and others seeing them as a further restriction on their liberties. … [Read more...] about The Latest Coronavirus War Is the ‘COVID-19 Surcharge’
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In 2014, NASA awarded two contracts: $4.2 billion for Boeing to build its Starliner vehicle, and $2.6 billion to SpaceX, which planned to create a crew worthy version of the Dragon spacecraft that was already flying cargo to and from the International Space Station. NASA had already put money toward SpaceX's development of the Dragon spacecraft used for transporting cargo. The space agency has said Boeing received more money because it was designing the Starliner from scratch. … [Read more...] about Everything you need to know about NASA and SpaceX’s historic astronaut launch, round two
Francis says that he met Thiel when he was neighbors with Elon Musk. Nursing a grudge of his own, "Peter Thiel was interested in backing anyone he could," Francis says. "But [he was] also looking for the right opportunity.… His lawyers reached out to my lawyers." The Hogan suit provided Thiel with the opportunity he craved: He paid millions in legal fees to finance the lawsuit. Thiel defended this frostily served revenge in a New York Times interview, describing his funding as being "less about revenge and more about specific deterrence" aimed at a "terrible bully." (Francis, to his credit, doesn't bother with these PR-friendly euphemisms for revenge.) … [Read more...] about Joe Francis’s Secret War Against Gawker