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IN THE TANK (EP245) – TRUMP THREATENS TWITTER AND SECTION 230

The crew is joined by John Samples, a Cato Vice President and inaugural member of Facebook's new content moderation and oversight board. Heartland's Donald Kendal, Justin Haskins, and Jim Lakely, are joined by Isaac Orr for episode 245 of the In The Tank Podcast. The crew is joined by John Samples, a Cato Vice President and inaugural member of Facebook's new content moderation and oversight board. Samples discusses his perspective and what is role will be in regards to Facebook content moderation. After the interview, they talk about Trump's recent spat with Twitter and the Executive Order signed by Trump intending...

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Babylon Bee: MasterClass Replaces All Instructors With Greta Thunberg

CNN caused an uproar on Twitter when they announced Greta Thunberg would be one of the panelist on their COVID19 panel session. In fairness, it is entirely possible she knows more about COVID than energy, which would not be saying much. The following article originally appeared in the Babylon Bee: U.S.—Millions are overjoyed today after MasterClass.com announced they will be replacing every single one of their instructors with Greta Thunberg. Beginning next week, knowledge-hungry learners around the world will be able to sit at the feet of Thunberg as she offers her wisdom on everything from screenwriting to astrophysics. Whether you want expert...

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In The Tank (Ep243) – Joe Biden Resurrects Bernie’s Socialist Policies

Heartland's Donald Kendal, Justin Haskins, and Jim Lakely, are joined by Isaac Orr for episode 243 of the In The Tank Podcast. Donald is back and he starts the podcast off by breaking down last week's debate about the Coronavirus. After this lively discussion, the crew discuss Biden's decision to load up this task forces with socialists and Bernie backers like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kl-T-okxJ-0...

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Rest in Peace, Frank Costanza

Jerry Stiller, the comedian well-known for his role of Frank Constanza in the classic TV series Seinfeld, has passed away from natural causes at the age of 92, according to his son, Ben Stiller. Seinfeld was a staple in our household when I was growing up. We had about seven channels, and Fox 11 ran Seinfeld reruns back to back from 9 to 10 pm. My dad and I would always watch them together. Nearly 15 years later, we can still quote most of the episodes. Thanks to Jerry Stiller for his role in the show. You can watch the clip below if you're...

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Sunday Funnies from the Babylon Bee: Facebook Introduces Karen Reaction Button

The following article was originally published in the Babylon Bee: MENLO PARK, CA—Facebook has introduced a new Karen reaction button for Facebook users to use when they see people breaking social distancing guidelines on their news feed. The emoji shows an angry woman with a short hair cut, clearly upset that others are not living up to her lofty standards. While before, you had to go through the trouble of leaving an angry comment of disapproval, now, you can simply click the Karen button so you can judge people from afar. "Whenever one of your friends posts a photo in which they're not...

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In The Tank (Ep242) – Coronavirus and Civil Disobedience

Heartland Vice President Jim Lakely and Executive Editor Justin Haskins are joined by Isaac Orr of the Center of the American Experiment for episode 242 of the In The Tank Podcast. The guys revisit discussing COVID-19 after a two-week hiatus from that topic, focusing on the liberty we've lost from power-mad governors who have locked down their states indefinitely. The discussion gets a little heated as Justin pushes back at Jim and Isaac about whether these lockdowns are legal, constitutional, and what the people should do to resist. Justin said after the podcast that "Jim sounded like a lunatic" ...

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Let My People Go! MN One of Only Ten States Still Banning Church Services

Minnesota remains one of only ten states that still outright ban church services of any size under government restrictions imposed during the statewide shutdown ordered by Gov. Tim Walz. But that could change with the lawsuit filed this week against the state's selective enforcement of restrictions on public gatherings on behalf of a coalition of churches and businesses by the Upper Midwest Law Center. The legal challenge accuses Walz, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison and several county attorneys of infringing on Minnesotans' constitutional rights under the First, Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments and received widespread media coverage, including the Star Tribune. In a...

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In The Tank (Ep241) – Planet of the Humans: The Socialist and Anti-Human Message

Hello! Heartland's Donald Kendal, Justin Haskins, and Jim Lakely, are joined by Isaac Orr for episode 241 of the In The Tank Podcast. Michael Moore's produced Planet of the Humans has been released on YouTube and the left is going insane. The In The Tank crew discusses the shortcomings of the documentary, defends Moore against some of his critics, and highlights the socialist and antihuman message of the film. Heartland Institute - Policy Brief: How the Green New Deal's Renewable Energy Mining Would Harm Humans and the Environment www.heartland.org/publications-res…mans-environment Heartland Institute - Policy Brief: Protecting the Environment from the Green New Deal www.heartland.org/publications-res…e-green-new-deal Vox - Michael...

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Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Sectors Shed 85,000 Jobs in March Due to COVID-19

Wind and solar special interest groups often claim that these sources of energy are an economic engine for the United States. However, as my colleague Martha has written, these sectors don't actually produce very much electricity per job, which is the entire point of the energy industry. Now, a new report shows that energy efficiency jobs and the renewable energy sector lost more than 85,000 jobs in the month of March due to the COVID-19 outbreak. According to the study, 69,800 jobs in energy efficiency were lost in March, and 16,500 jobs were lost in the renewable energy industry. These jobs...

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In The Tank (Ep238) – Bernie Drops Out! Good Coronavirus News?

Hello! In this edition of the In the Tank Podcast, Justin describes his childhood cats, we talk about Bernie suspending his presidential campaign, mourn the loss of John Prine, and talk about the encouraging news about falling death projections from the coronavirus. https://soundcloud.com/user-694711047/sets/in-the-tank-podcast...

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