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Charles Koch Issues Warning to GOP Candidates. Steve Bannon Had a Few Words of His Own in Response.

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Billionaire donor Charles Koch recently spoke with reporters where he shared a message he has for GOP candidates, stating that they shouldn’t take for granted his backing them with his vast fortune for their upcoming campaigns.

Koch went on to state that he would be watching these individuals closely to see whether or not they would keep their promises of fiscal responsibility.

His statement, however, did not seem to sit well with former Trump strategist Steve Bannon who launched a counterstrike of his own.

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In a separate speech during the forum, Koch promised an audience, “We are going…to hold people responsible for their commitments.”

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He later told the media, “I regret some of the [lawmakers] we have supported…we’re gonna more directly deal with that and hold people accountable.”

Koch specifically expressed concern over the ongoing trade battles the U.S. has engaged in with other countries, saying that “if it’s severe enough,” President Trump’s actions could cause a recession. He said that when it comes to trade, “we should just get rid of all barriers, except for things that will hurt people. We should let all goods in.”

Not everyone is happy with Koch’s comments from over the weekend. Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon told Politico in response, “What [the Kochs] have to do is shut up and get with the program, OK? And here’s the program: Ground game to support Trump’s presidency and program, [and] victory on Nov. 6.”

Bannon added, “Charles Koch is a good man, but 100 days before an election that will determine the direction of the country is not the time to tell us that you are prepared to work with Democrats that support parts of your progressive agenda.

“It’s wrong, it’s stupid and it shows contempt for the hardworking grassroots folks that delivered the victory that go your tax cut.”

Koch is definitely not taking the right approach to this situation, especially if he’s willing to sellout his own values and principles just to spite individuals not towing the line on his own personal agenda. This guy pretty much embodies everything wrong with modern politics.

The conservative movement cannot afford to be so badly divided this close to an election cycle starting. It’s time to unite together, to actually boldly stand for truth, justice, and liberty without compromise.

If we want to continue seeing this nation get back on track, this is what it’s going to take.

Source: TheBlaze

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Amazon Rolls Out Creepy ‘Pay By Palm’ Hardware at Whole Foods

Is this one of the harbingers of a cashless society?

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Throughout much of modern history, Americans and their cash were two separate things.  One was a human being, breathing and walking about, earning money.  The money was an inanimate commodity of varying value that we used to keep the organism alive, fat, and happy. But in the future, it seems as though we may find ourselves intrinsically, and anatomically indistinguishable from our bank account.  In fact, it appears as though Amazon is banking on it. Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) said it is rolling out biometric technology at its Whole Foods stores around Seattle starting on Wednesday, letting shoppers pay for items with a scan of their palm. The move shows how Amazon is bringing some of the technology already in use at its namesake brick-and-mortar Go and Books stores to the grocery chain it acquired in 2017. The system, called Amazon One, lets customers associate a credit card with their palm print. It offers a contact-less alternative to cash and card payments, Amazon said. Of course, the move is being regarded as a terrifying leap into Orwellian territory by privacy experts, as it appears to push us ever closer to a cashless society where hackers and power failures could doom us all to poverty in the blink of an eye.

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Fraternal Order of Police Responds to LeBron James’ Tweet Fiasco

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The politicization of American sports has been ongoing for some time, perhaps decades, but the most recent acceleration of this melding has come thanks to the power of social media and the blurring of the line between celebrity and athlete. At the forefront of this movement has been the NBA, and, more specifically, superstar LeBron James. This week, James came under fire for a tweet in which he referenced the Derek Chauvin trial’s guilty verdicts, with a photo of another officer who was involved in the shooting of a young black girl and text stating “you’re next”. The tweet was seen as a threat by many, including the Fraternal Order of Police who responded harshly. On Wednesday, James tweeted a photo of the officer involved in the shooting with a caption reading “YOU’RE NEXT #ACCOUNTABILITY.” The tweet has since been deleted. James was reacting to the deadly police shooting of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant. Hours later, the National Fraternal Order of Police tweeted a photo of James’ original tweet, saying: “[email protected], with his vast resources & influence, should educate himself and, frankly, has a responsibility to do so, on the facts before weighing in. This is disgraceful & extremely reckless. The officer saved a young girl’s life. No amount of gaslighting will change that fact.” James attempted to walk back the tweet after deleting it, by issuing an explanation that garnered only a lukewarm response online.

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