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calendar   Friday - January 22, 2021

Once Again, The One And Only Post


Baseball legend Hank Aaron has died. He was 86. Not one of the memorial aricles mentioned that he was in any ill health. 3 weeks ago he was in the news, bravey getting his Covid vaccination. Nothing there mentioned any poor health either for this lifelong athelete. And now he’s dead. coincidence? your call.


No more patience. PC not fixed yet, whole day spent. Tech guy couldn’t make it boot, said call Dell. On phone with Dell >2 hours, nobody knows how to deal with BitBlocker, a secret feature of Windows security I’d never heard of befire this afternoon. Didnt have a MS account before today, didnt ever back up my new macine to the Cloud. Can’t get into PC to find some file which might not even exist. WTF. Will call Dell again tomorrow. there has to be a way to do it and not lose all my data. I cant be the only person with a new motherboard. Im fed up and very tired.  Send me some guy who can read my HD and find the code. Sure, i can generate an identifier key. But I need the 48 digit number, not some alphanumeric string. And nobody seems to know how to get from key to code outside the PC. This is BS.


Oh joy, the computer guy is coming today. Eventually. i ran around and did a bunch of fast housework. Got a load of dishes in the dishwasher, and now the sink is backing up. figures, dont it?


Again? Just like Obama, biden* removes the bust of Churchill from Oval Office.

Welcome to Obama 3.0. The chickenshits have come home to roost.



5th attempt.

Sure wish I knew a normal lib I could discuss that 1776 Report with. The whole thing seemed perfectly fine and true to me, yet the MSM went ape over it. It isn’t all lies; the people screaming this have themselves been drinking the poisoned Kool-Aide for generations. Please get your own copy, read it, and tell me what you think.


Bowling Blogging!!!
We split it 4-3 last night at Old Guy’s League. I did not roll well. I have trouble getting consistent lift on the ball because I can’t feel it on my fingertips. Val was back, after being absent 2 weeks with a hurt leg. It’s still hurt. He hasnt gone to a doctor or done anything. He threw about 3 balls in warm up and went home. Lucky us we had a sub, same guy as last weeks. Problem is, sub guy isn’t working, so when Val’s dues run out Mr. Sub is gone. And then we’ll go back to losing every game again.  Crivens.


Computer fixers won’t be here until the 26th. I had to reschedule the time as she has the 25th off so We Should Do Something, not sit around the house all day.

I have accepted that outdoor cat Ginger is gone. It’s been more than 2 weeks. I turned off the power to his heated cozy cat shelter. Very sad. It felt like pulling the life support plug.
We cared for him every day for over 6 years, since before he was even born. And now he’s gone, who knows where why or how. He was a mostly feral, and life outdoors is tough.



So I get a call from the computer repair people at 9am. They’re not coming today, but on the 25th. Crivens. I will be insane by that point.

Meanwhile I will have to learn to type with vertical mini fingers on this tiny keyboard. Seems that all my problems are from fat fingering adjacent buttons and stuff.

OK, excessively medical terms for the day:

“adjuvant neutraceuticals” means take your vitamins, minerals, and supplements. They’ll help.
Latest papers on Covid show that you ought to be adding a Super B Complex to your daily vitamins if you haven’t already. And don’t forget the folate, ie folic acid ie vitamin B9.

“SMDT” means sequential multi-drug treatment. In other words, a cocktail of several meds cooperating, working in an adjuvant (amplifying assistance) manner.

“therapeutic nihilism” is a marvelous term. It means the ignoring of one or more aspects of medical treatment.
For example, in the USA there is no formal out patient care, process, or accepted protocol for either preventative or early treatment of the SARS-Cov-19 virus. Get sick, stay home until you either get well on your own or get so sick you need to go to the hospital. This ignores the common universal medical tenet of Early Treatment.  At least 21 other countries have some kind of o wut patient plan in place. We don’t. Guess which country has the highest infection, hospitalization, and death rates?


Inauguration? What inauguration? I won’t be watching, but I’ll check the news to see if they machine gunned down the unruly crowd. That would actually not surprise me, sadly.

yeah, and th hhwithe nation will be totally fucked. Expect the markets to crash and unemployment to skyrocket. Obama 3.0 rolls in today, with their Destroy America First plan.
Now be a good little sheep and wear your mask 24-7 for the next 100 days at least. And take that vaccine, and try not to notice that you’re now sterile.


January 19, 2021

Posting from tablet still. Dell sending tech to my house tomorrow with new motherboard and HD. I might lose all data.

FBI trying to vet all 25000 nat guard soldiers for inuaguration. Fear of the troops. Top DOJ says no threats found. so far. Inuaguration will be behind razor wire. This is a junta.

Incoming “leader” cant even trust the militarty there to protect him. Sick. Paranoid. PROOF of a stolen election.


Former ( as of tonight ) acting Deputy Secretary of DHS Ken Cuchinelli says Nancy Pelosi wanted crew served heavy machine guns on armored vehicles to “protect” the inauguration.
He also said that same request was made by DC mayor Muriel Bower. DHS told them no, that such weapons (honest to God weapons of war!!!) should never be around a civilian event.

I can’t believe these people. They have branded half the population as enemies of the state. so much for “unity”.

biden*’s Obama 3.0 reign is going to be a nightmare darker than we can imagine.


FML. I can’t deal with this tablet.

Go hunt down an online copy of The Presidents Advisory 1776 Commission Final Report. Save it, read it, savor it. Best thing I’ve read in years.

Naturally the unhinged Left is outraged at this illegitimate racist hack job of outright lies.  Fuck them all.


January 18, 2021

I can’t take this anymore. this is my 9th attempt to make a little post from my tablet, as it seems I killed my PC when I pounded my fist on the table after reading how Biden’s plan to destroy America on Day One starts with shutting down the Keystone XL pipeline. Like China, Joe is asshoe.

Spent the day fixing my 22 year old vaccuum cleaner. It kept shutting down; clogged with dirt and dirty filters. I think I’ve got it fixed; after taking it apart and cleaning everything, I put it back together and “test vacuumed” the whole house. It didnt shut down. So far, so good.

Now to see what happened to the PC. Bounced the HD probably. Ooops. It might still be under warranty though.


Any excuse to slack off. Typical government workers.

Ahead of “Suspected Unrest” USPS Removes Mailboxes, Stops Collecting Mail


The US Postal Services said it will remove mailboxes in several major cities as a security measure ahead of Joe Biden’s Inauguration next week.

As a security measure ahead of the January 20 event, mailboxes in at least 17 states including California and New Jersey, as well as Washington, DC, will be temporarily removed, several press releases from USPS said.

“It’s part of our normal procedures to keep our employees and customers safe during times of protest or when large crowds are gathered near postal facilities, on postal routes, or by mailboxes,” USPS spokesman David Partenheimer told Insider.

Read also: ‘It was degrading’: Black Capitol custodial staff talk about what it felt like to clean up the mess left by violent pro-Trump white supremacists

At least 14 post offices in DC will also be closed on Inauguration Day, the Postal Service said in a statement.

What a crock.

PS - the “read also” link proves it was Antifa. I don’t care how big a Trump rally, a Tea Party protest, or any Conservative event is, the place is spotlessly clean when they’re done. So if there was a mess - and PPS fuck the custodial staff, cleaning up is their job and PPPS why are they all darkies? - it proves the perps were antifa. The media is asshoes.

rolleyes  LOL  rasberry crazy

January 17, 2021

Up before the birdies and the dawn this morning. We were both tired last night, so we took our C and melatonin and were in bed by 9:30. I managed to read about 10 pages of that introspective 70’s classic Zen and the art of Motorcycle Maintenance ( I think the story is starting to show that the narrator is a bit crazy ) and then fell asleep. So I was wide awake before 6. Feed the cats (outdoor kitteh Ginger has not been around in 10+ days; we’re worried but he’s done this kind of runner before). Get a little coffee going. So I’m in front of the PC now at 7:15, Dizzy cat is bugging me for sock rubs, and I’m checking my usual news sources.

As usual, the daily Covid crap ...

FDA Shifts Gears On Ivermectin. After meetings and going over tons of positive data, the FDA has shifted gears on their position of Ivermectin, going from Reverse ("not recommended") all the way to Neutral ("not recommending either for or against the use of the drug"). An “abundance of caution” is one of their watchwords, along with the foot dragging of demanding endless large scale double blind clinical trials. Unless it’s for some new, untested, high profit drug from Big Pharm, which can sometimes get an EUA in a matter of minutes. I don’t want to get all cynical this early in the morning.

Meanwhile, a judge in NY had to step in to FORCE a hospital to continue giving an old lady Ivermectin. She was on a ventilator in the ICU, situation hopeless. Her family did their research and convinced her doctor to give Ivermectin a try. And it was yet another Ivermectin miracle:

By Jan 2, the hospital doctor approved the first dose of the anti-parasite drug, according to court papers. The result: “a complete turnaround.” Apparently, within 48 hours, she was taken off the ventilator and transferred out of the ICU, reports the Buffalo News based on a review of court documents. However, once she was transferred to a different wing of the hospital, the doctors there refused to administer the drug, and the woman’s condition quickly worsened. Her son Michael declared, “We were astounded when they refused to give her any more doses.”

Gee, stuck up doctors acting like God, denying the evidence in front of their own eyes? Such a surprise.
So they took the hospital to court. And won.

However, Judge Nowak, on Jan. 8, ordered the hospital to “immediately administer the drug Ivermectin,” court papers reveal. Attorney Lorigo declared, “In 46 years as an attorney, I’ve never seen another case where a family had to get a court order to continue a treatment that had already been started by a hospital.”

Now, Michael Smentkiewicz reports that his mom’s condition now improves with the administration of Ivermectin. He was quoted by Buffalo News, “She called me (Wednesday) night. Her voice was raspy, but it was so exciting to hear her voice.” He continued, “She is sitting up in bed. She’s off the ventilator, but she has a cannula in her nose, providing supplemental oxygen.” She appears to be “turning the corner” in her fight, thanks to Ivermectin—and a judge. Perhaps, the son suggests, the “power of prayer” helps as well.

It’s going to be a long uphill fight. Naturally half the comments at the Buffalo News link above are anti-Trump, and some reference articles that are long out of date. With the ‘rona, documents 7 months old are ancient history. A year is something from the Stone Age.


OK, she’s up, so time for more coffee, her weaker blend. Then I’ll see what else is going on in the world, and if it’s worth writing about.

rolleyes  LOL  rasberry crazy

January 16, 2021

Nope, not much from me again. Sorry.

We lost 1-6 last night at cheap league. I bowled well. I pulled out all the stops in Game 1 and countered my team’s lackluster performance, finishing off the 10th frame with 3 strikes, giving us a tie. That was our 1 point. We lost Game 2 by 2 pins. Not one of us got a mark in the 10th frame. Not one. One mark would have given us the win. We lost Game 3 by about 52 pins. I was tired and hungry at this point, and starting to get grumpy at the pins. I’ve been doing this sideways hand cupped release thing, which works real well and keeps the ball axis close to vertical, but it tires out my hand, wrist, and bicep. I’ll have to start being Workout Boy if I want to keep using it, but this release is better than anything I’ve ever tried before, so I probably will. And take some rough sandpaper to the callous on the side of my thumb, which is still making it a bit hard to get my thumb out of the ball at the right time.

Whatever. Came home, made a double Manhattan, had a late dinner of some chicken soup she’d made into which I’d chunked up a big slab of ham. A small bag of cheapo brand cheese doodles as a side dish, and off to bed.

At least it’s a bit warmer today, and not raining. I still haven’t fixed the vacuum cleaner I use for my cleaning job. It’s old, a Hoover Wind Tunnel from maybe 20 years ago. Best vacuum ever made, at least in terms of power and speed. Noisy though. But at this point it runs 4 minutes then shuts down for 10, then lather rinse repeat. I think something inside is overheating, so it’s time for a major teardown and cleaning. Except I don’t really know how to take it apart, but it’s a vacuum cleaner, how tough can it be?


“Techno-Kakistocracy" and the “KarenWaffen”

an essay on the efforts to eliminate conservative thought and communication. I love the terms though, though what they refer to is beyond abhorrent.

American Thinker Closing Its Comments Section Is a Tragedy and a Warning to Us

This week Dr. Thomas Lifson’s blog, American Thinker, announced that it was closing its comments section.

It is news to almost nobody who reads American Thinker that a political witch hunt is underway. Parties in and out of government are looking for excuses to suppress and destroy voices that oppose the left.

Because AT lacks the ability to monitor comments in real time, and because our position that comments are a forum, not something we publish, is being called into question, we can no longer publish comments.

We take this action with a heavy heart.

In the past week, we’ve seen the freedom of expression of conservative voices come under direct attack by a techno-kakistocracy that cares for very little other than getting revenge for their middle school years when they were mocked by all their classmates (“you’re ugly and your Mom dresses you funny”) and forced to eat paste while donating their lunch money to the class bully’s 401k plan. These are not good people. They are not even emotionally well people. They are not acting in good faith to protect their employer from liability or others from harm. They are hellbent on making American society conform to the socialist hellscape in which they think they want to live. Please make no mistake, these people, not the people they censor, are the danger to the American Experiment.

How did this come about? A leftwing branch of the Karenwaffen called the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) trolled the comments sections of those two sites to find allegedly racist comments about BLM and the George Floyd demonstrations. With this, they got their allies at Google to shut down the cause of their wadded panties.

Just a couple of days ago, the same basic tactic was used by other actors against the gun-rights message board,, to get its web host, GoDaddy, to shut it down (see Amazon Partner GoDaddy Deplatforms the World’s Largest Gun Forum Website).

We know that we are being watched by people who are trying to build a case to shut down your ability to comment. It’s a fact. I’ve had comments screenshotted from here tossed at me on Twitter as evidence of our racism and desire for violence. I know there are agents provocateurs on the site who surface periodically to make blatantly racist comments and encourage violence and then circulate their own comments as though they had found it. There are others that are obvious mobys…lefties who spout the extreme stuff they think that conservative sites post. We ban those accounts as they are identified but we are constantly playing catch-up.

Go read the rest. If it’s still up by the time you get there.


Some more light reading for your weekend:

Top Catholic leaders speak up against NWO, Socialism, Lockdowns, The Great Reset:

Just when the complicity of the mainstream media had succeeded in making the transition to the New World Order almost painless and unnoticed, all sorts of deceptions, scandals and crimes are coming to light.

Until a few months ago, it was easy to smear as “conspiracy theorists” those who denounced these terrible plans, which we now see being carried out down to the smallest detail. No one, up until last February, would ever have thought that, in all of our cities, citizens would be arrested simply for wanting to walk down the street, to breathe, to want to keep their business open, to want to go to church on Sunday. Yet now it is happening all over the world ...
In Sacred Scripture, Saint Paul speaks to us of “the one who opposes” the manifestation of the mystery of iniquity, the kathèkon (2 Thess 2:6-7). In the religious sphere, this obstacle to evil is the Church, and in particular the papacy; in the political sphere, it is those who impede the establishment of the New World Order.

As is now clear, the one who occupies the Chair of Peter has betrayed his role from the very beginning in order to defend and promote the globalist ideology, supporting the agenda of the deep church, who chose him from its ranks.


Not all of them get to be heard. Some get canceled:

Facebook has censored a video of Cardinal Juan Sandoval Íñiguez, archbishop emeritus of Guadalajara, for suggesting that globalist leaders are exploiting the coronavirus pandemic to bring about a new world order.
“This pandemic won’t end in a month or two months, perhaps not this year, perhaps not in three, four, five, six years,” he said. “That’s what these men want. It will be a long haul.”

“It’s a tough, difficult situation, the likes of which has not been seen in human history,” he said:

“Bill Gates is a prophet and foretells the future,” the cardinal noted wryly, “and not only did he predict the coming of the coronavirus, but has also warned of a possible future smallpox pandemic.”

During the pandemic, Cardinal Sandoval has criticized the shuttering of businesses and services as disproportionate measures to curb the spread of the virus.

“What they’re after is a world government, a new world order,” the cardinal asserts in the video.

“They want a single world government, a single army, a single currency, a single economy, and also a single religion — that will certainly not be the Christian religion,” he said. “It will be the religion of Mother Earth, in the name of humanity and universal brotherhood.”

Of course he had to be shut down, falsely claiming the NWO is coming. Liar. The NWO is already here!!

Oh, and as for “prophet” Bill Gates ... given his views about eliminating at least half the human race, and his (MSM ignored) recent vaccine track record, how eager will you be to get a needle full of any vaccine he;s associated with?

To wit ... (although I don’t know if Gates is associated with Pfizer or their R&D in any way)

rolleyes  LOL  rasberry crazy

January 15, 2021


20,000 at this point is what I’ve heard today. All allowed to use deadly force.

The 20,000 National Guard troops preparing for pro-Trump demonstrations this weekend in the nation’s capital will be armed and permitted to use lethal force, the headquarters overseeing them says, marking a striking escalation in the way authorities there are preparing for repeat violence after last week’s deadly mob.

Maybe it will be 50,000 by Wednesday. I don’t think there have been that many troops in DC since the summer of 63. 1863.



On His Way Out The Door, Trump Flips The Bird

Cuts 3.4M Acres From Protected Spotted Owl Habitat

Take that, Leftist Greenies

The Trump administration said Wednesday that it would slash millions of acres of protected habitat designated for the imperiled northern spotted owl in Oregon, Washington state and Northern California, much of it in prime timber locations in Oregon’s coastal ranges.

Environmentalists immediately decried the move and accused the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under President Donald Trump of taking a parting shot at protections designed to help restore the species in favor of the timber industry. The tiny owl is listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act and was rejected for an upgrade to endangered status last year by the federal agency despite losing nearly 4% of its population annually.
Timber groups applauded the decision, which won’t take effect for 60 days. More thinning and management of protected forests is necessary to prevent wildfires, which devastated about 300 acres (121 hectares) of spotted owl habitat last fall, said Travis Joseph, president of the American Forest Resources Council.

Loss of the ability to log in areas protected for the spotted owl has devastated rural communities, he said. The 3.4 million acres (1.4 million hectares) removed from federal protections Wednesday includes all of Oregon’s so-called O&C lands, which are big timber territory. The more than 2 million acres (809,000 hectares) are spread in a checkerboard pattern over 18 counties in western Oregon.



Been waiting years for this one ... hope it’s not just a rumor. Not that it will make any difference, as the media will completely ignore it.

Trump Declassifying FBI Steele Memos, Proving The Coup/Corruption

Once-secret documents will show Steele told FBI he leaked Russia collusion narrative to counteract Clinton email scandal.

Delivering in his final days on one of his last unfulfilled promises, President Trump is declassifying a massive trove of FBI documents showing the Russia collusion story was leaked in the final weeks of the 2016 election in an effort to counteract Hillary Clinton’s email scandal.

The memos to be released as early as Friday include FBI interviews and human source evaluation reports for two of the main informants in the Russia case, former MI6 agent Christopher Steele and academic Stefan Halper.

The president authorized the release of a foot-high stack of internal FBI and DOJ documents that detail significant flaws in the investigation and provide a detailed timeline of when the FBI first realized the Steele dossier was problematic, multiple government officials told Just the News.

Among the bombshell revelations is an admission by Steele that he violated his confidential human source agreement with the FBI and leaked information from his dossier to the news media in the final weeks of the election because he wanted to counteract new revelations in the Hillary Clinton email scandal that were hurting her election efforts. The former foreign intelligence officer made the confession in a fall 2017 interview with agents.

Steele, who was hired by Clinton’s campaign law firm to compile anti-Trump dossiers attempting to link Trump to Russian influence, told agents he had two clients at the time — Clinton and the FBI — and chose the interests of the Democratic candidate over the bureau in leaking.

Steele told the bureau that then-FBI Director James Comey’s decision to reopen the Clinton email probe in fall 2016 triggered him to leak his dossier details in what he described as a taking-the-gloves-off moment.


rolleyes  LOL  rasberry crazy

January 14, 2021

I don’t have time today for much of this bloggy stuff ...

Post Covid intestinal bacteria levels and variety may be associated with “Long Hauler” issues:

Major investigation finds a lot of shit that ain’t right?

Justice Thomas Sowell wonders if Truth Is Irrelevant these days. Pretty sad that a member of the Supreme Court has to write such an essay.

It is amazing how many people seem to have discovered last Wednesday that riots are wrong—when many of those same people apparently had not noticed that when riots went on, for weeks or even months, in various cities across the country last year.

For too many people, especially in the media, what is right and wrong, true or false, depends on who it helps or hurts politically. Too many media people who are supposed to be reporters act as if they are combatants in political wars.

Someone once said that, in a war, truth is the first casualty. That has certainly been so in the media—and in much of academia as well.

BLM. Bird Lives Matter? Australia wants to kill one pigeon that journeyed 8000 miles to get Down Under. Because bird germs and stuff.

We’re mad as Hell and we’re not gonna take it anymore!! An open letter to all politicians about everything. GFY, FOAD, but well written too.

Micheal Yon, about the best conflict reporter out there, finds DC very troubling right now. If the guy who reports from the war zones thinks the city looks like a war zone, take heed.


By His Bracelet You Shall Know Him?


The blog Redpilled says CapCop David Bailey is the one who killed Ashli Babbit. Says Bailey is a member of BLM, an immigrant from Brazil, was awarded the Medal of Valor by President Trump for his actions stopping the Senate ball field shooter back in 2017. Also awarded the Badge of Bravery. Lots of photos of Bailey with that bracelet on, remarkably similar to the one which can be easily seen in the videos of the shooting. And the shooter is obviously a black guy.

Several of the CapCops on duty that day are already out of a job.

I’m not sure about RedPill’s interpretations of the guy’s social media comments as foreshadowing a depraved psyche. Somehow they think he’s made threats to kill Trump in the past.  The site is very hard to read due to the background graphic. Highlight all the text and paste it to Notebook.

So this is either an amazing bit of research that the media seems unwilling to do, or a major slander.
It could be both at the same time; I have not seen or heard much angst in the news about finding out who the shooter is, or what the ROE was on that day. Which is odd, seeing how every other time a LEO shoots somebody, there’s always a big media burst followed by an Official Investigation.

RedPill also notes on parallel posts that Bailey has a degree in gym, earns over $120K per year, and “let US Rep Steve Scalise get shot in 2017”.


January 13, 2021

Bowling Blogging!!
Back in August at the Old Guys League start up meeting, what with a Covid and all, they decided they’d do a split season, in hopes that by January it would be over and the two teams too fearful to bowl in the Fall would come back. It ain’t, and they didn’t. But we did the split season anyway, and tonight was the first week of the second half. With our guy V still out with a hurt leg, we had Rick W as a sub again. He’s a pretty good bowler, he’s intelligent and pearsonable, even if he is a Democrat. Not a Socialist or a Leftist, just a regular Democrat. You can still find them among the older folks. So we were able to talk about the current situation in DC without going insane, and we talked bowling most of the night. His son Brian is on the opponent’s team. So there was good social interaction, which I like.

Conditions must have been just right tonight, all the planets aligned or whatever, because most of the 8 of us bowled really well all night. I managed a 205 in Game 1, and finished up with a 550 series. Not stellar, but considering I have a 162 average in this league, I’m a happy duck. Last week we won 5-2, but finished the first half in dead last place by a mile. This week we started the second half by winning all 3 games and taking wood by quite a bit, so we went 7-0 tonight. A happy, happy duck. Our guy Don, still bowling at 87, carrying a 125 average, pulled a 147 in Game 1, then had problems in Game 2 which lead to him getting the “dreaded” S***house score of 111. So he’ll get a roll of toilet paper at the end of the season. The three of us were able to analyze his problem and suggest the right adjustment, so in Game 3 he came back, threw 6 strikes in a row ( a bleedin’ miracle for him ) and earned a 208. So he was pretty happy too, and even got conversational for a while. How about that. I hate having teammates who just sit there, not a thought in their heads, having nothing to say, week after week. BORING.

So I’m hopeful that we’re off to a new beginning. Cool.

And at least we can say we’re tied for 1st place at this point, even if that doesn’t last long.



NBC NEWS: McConnell Won’t Reconvene Senate Until January 19

A tad late to impeach Trump, when Biden is slated to be sworn at in on January 20

McConnell won’t agree to reconvene Senate early for impeachment trial

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) office told Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer’s (D-N.Y.) staff on Wednesday that the GOP will not agree to reconvene the Senate before Jan. 19 to allow an impeachment trial while President Trump is still in office.

A senior Senate Republican aide confirmed that McConnell’s office reached out to Schumer’s office to relay the message that Republicans will not agree to a Friday session to enable House Democrats to present an article of impeachment to the Senate while Trump is in office.

McConnell said in a memo circulated to colleagues last week that the Senate will not be able to handle business on the floor until senators are scheduled to return to Washington on Jan. 19 unless all 100 senators agree to reconvene sooner.

The memo stated that unless there is unanimous consent from senators, Trump’s impeachment trial would not be allowed to begin until 1 p.m. on Jan. 20, at which time Joe Biden will have been sworn in as president.

“It would require the consent of all 100 senators to conduct any business of any kind during the scheduled pro forma sessions prior to January 19,” the memo states.

“The Senate trial would therefor begin after President Trump’s term has expired - either one hour after its expiration on Jan. 20 or twenty-five hours after its expiration on Jan. 21,” it states.

Schumer on Tuesday disputed that claim and said that he and McConnell could agree to reconvene the Senate in an emergency session in the next few days.

He says that legislation passed in 2004 allows the Senate majority and minority leaders to reconvene the Senate at any time to respond to emergencies.

“There was legislation passed in 2004 that allows the Senate minority and majority leader to jointly reconvene the Senate in times of emergency. This is a time of emergency,” Schumer said.

More Kabuki theater from DC. Nothing to see here, move along? 


Is this just an empty gesture from Mitch the post turtle? If all it takes is upChuckie and him to bring ‘em all in, then what’s the point of this “all 100” chatter?


Is upChuckie full of shite, as is usually the case? And McConnell can say that this isn’t an actual emergency, so GFY?

And, duh, once Biden* is in, then Trump is just plain old citizen Donnie, and citizens can’t be impeached.

But with McConnell’s office now saying that it will not consent to bring back the Senate early, no matter when the House attempts to send over the articles, the Senate will not be able to begin a trial until at least Jan. 20.

The Senate will meet for a handful of “pro forma” sessions before Jan. 19, but it is not able to do business during those meetings.

McConnell, however, is reported to be “done with Trump” and has shared with associates that he thinks a second impeachment could help the GOP exorcise Trump and Trumpism from the GOP.

McConnell has also not made any decision on how he would vote in an impeachment trial, according to sources. But he is upset with the president over his actions that led to the storming of the Capitol and Trump’s rhetoric on the election ahead of the Georgia Senate runoffs.

A source very close to McConnell also says the majority leader does not see this new impeachment as partisan like the previous effort that centered around Trump’s actions in regard to Ukraine.

Are you tired of begin screwed with yet?


Your almost daily Covid treatment update

•  Convalescent Plasma Not Effective For Severe Covid Cases. Yeah, this has been kind of known. Now it’s kind of proven.

The REMAP-CAP, an international clinical trial, involved with the investigation as to the efficacy of convalescent blood plasma on patients with moderate to severe SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind COVID-19, came to a halt as the investigators found no benefits. After reviewing the data of over 900 severely ill trial participants in intensive care that were treated with the investigational product, the team found this approach hasn’t helped improve patient outcomes.

•  Another city in Brazil is giving out Covid drug packs, with HCQ, Ivermectin, Azithromycin

Porto Alegre, capital of Rio Grande De Sul: Local public health agencies in Brazil continue to offer community and ambulatory-based access to COVID-19 treatments not approved or accepted in the United States and other developed economy jurisdictions.

A case example is the important state capital in the South of Brazil—Porto Alegre (approximately 1.5 million inhabitants). Based in the state known as Rio Grande do Sul, with an estimated population of 11.3 million population, under “Technical Note 1/2021 of 7/1/21,” the city’s public health department now offers not only Ivermectin but also Azithromycin and Hydroxychloroquine via the numerous municipal health clinics across the city.

The health authorities there seek a consistent and methodical early treatment of COVID-19 that includes 1) a medical prescription—available at the clinics from licensed physicians; 2) clinics with licensed pharmacist and/or 3) a signed “term of acceptance” to be attached to the clinical record; and 4) systematized care coordination follow up.

There is no national approval for this kind of thing in Brazil, but states and cities can do pretty much what they want to. And doctors all over the world are clamoring for out-patient treatments and national standards that support them.


And the canceling of a President continues

YouTube has suspended the President of the United States’ video channel. For “at least 7 days”.

What was that film where the whole world was taken over by idiots? Idiocracy?

Meanwhile, here comes the real ugly. All this stupid is just the beginning.

And VDH weighs in. He’s always a good read.


One little two little three little turncoats, four little five little six little turncoats ...

Fewer Than 10 Republicans Will Vote For Impeachment #2

Despite the widespread press given House GOP Conference Chairman Liz Cheney’s announcement Tuesday night she would vote for President Donald Trump’s impeachment, sources within the conference insisted to Newsmax “fewer than 10” House Republicans would join her.

“Not even 10 — fewer than 10,” one GOP lawmaker told us. He spoke to us under a vow of anonymity, following a conference call among House Republicans over new security measures in the House.

Cheney, the number three member in the House Republican hierarchy, was the second of three Republican representatives to announce their support of impeaching President Trump in the vote scheduled for Wednesday.

The other two are Reps. John Katko, R-N.Y., and Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., both of whom are considered more moderate than most Republican House members and have had public differences with the president.

Later Tuesday, Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., announced he too will vote to impeach, Upton spokesman Josh Paciorek told Reuters.

Yeah, but ... the Dems already control the House, so that’s a done deal. And how big is the GOP lead in the senate? More than 10? Why golly, I believe it’s only 4.

And good golly, they’ve “had differences” with Trump in the past. So this is time for revenge? What, are these people about 5 years old?

WTF; how do you describe this kind of leadership is this, if you avoid the words “petty”, “self-serving”, “cowardly”, and “spiteful”?

Or maybe it’s major CYA, praying that the alligators eat you last? That ain’t gonna work.

OTOH, this would be a vote to move forward, not a vote to convict. That comes later, after they ignore the evidence once again.

We are so doomed as a nation.


Wow, I can smell the BS from here

As the House of Representatives is on the verge of impeaching President Trump for the second time, Republicans in both chambers of Congress are split on whether to support the effort in the tumultuous final days of the Trump presidency.

The House will start to debate the “rule” governing the parameters of the impeachment after 9 a.m. E.T. on Wednesday before taking two procedural votes. Then two hours of actual debate on impeachment will happen during the afternoon before a vote on impeachment, which will only need a simple majority.

The fissure goes from the top of Republican leadership ranks all the way down to the rank-and-file of the party’s lawmakers. And it represents an unraveling after the GOP remained largely united behind Trump for nearly his entire term, despite an impeachment, constant caustic tweets and policies that did not necessarily match Republican orthodoxy.

har har har. “Remained largely united behind Trump”. Yeah, with their knives out, ready to stab. Et Tu Brute? “Et Cetera”.  Guess FuxSnooze never heard of Never Trumpers or RINOs. “Republican orthodoxy” = “complain and make futile gestures while letting the Dems do whatever they want, forever”.


Going for the lesser slap on the wrist, trying to defuse the situation? Good luck. And Conservatives will now see you as traitors anyway.

Six House Republicans introduced a resolution Tuesday to censure President Donald Trump for trying to prevent the certification of the 2020 elections and allegedly incite rioters last week.

Reps. Tom Reed (R-NY), Young Kim (R-CA), Fred Upton (R-MI), John Curtis (R-UT), Peter Meijer (R-MI), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) introduced a resolution in their attempt to hold the president accountable and try to calm the nation after the riots emerged while Congress certified the 2020 election results.

The House Republicans introduced the resolution as the House prepared to vote on a resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office. The House will vote later this week on Articles of Impeachment in another attempt to remove Trump. Both measures will fail, as Pence will not move to invoke the 25th Amendment and impeachment will likely fail in the Senate.

The House Republicans said in statements that they must hold the president accountable for his actions.


Good Heavens. Law Enforcement Integrity?

Multiple Cops Under Investigation For Capital Fracas

Federal law enforcement is investigating more than a dozen police officers in D.C. and other jurisdictions across the country for alleged participation in protests over election results, including at least two officers who were at the Capitol when it was attacked.

CNN reported on two officers who have been suspended following their alleged participation in Wednesday’s protest at the Capitol building:

One of the Capitol police officers took a selfie with someone who was part of the mob that overtook the Capitol and the other wore a “Make America Great Again” hat and started directing people around the building, according to Rep. Tim Ryan, an Ohio Democrat. He didn’t disclose how many other officers were under investigation but confirmed it was between 10 and 15, and didn’t say what they were being scrutinized for except that it was their behavior during the riot.

[Ryan’s] spokesperson said at least 10 Capitol Police officers are being investigated for their roles in the riot. A House aide separately said there are as many as 17 officers under investigation as part of eight investigations into the insurrection at the Capitol. At least seven officers in five other departments across the country have come under internal investigations as their presence in Washington during the assault comes to light through social media or other means. One officer in New York, one in Philadelphia, two in Seattle, two in Virginia and one in Texas are under investigation by their departments for potential rules violations. Additionally, some departments have been contacted by the FBI as part of their criminal investigation into the overrunning of the Capitol.

rolleyes  LOL  rasberry crazy

January 12, 2021

Gosh, an iota of good news to post about. And nearly breaking news too; it just happened an hour ago.

Pence Rejects Pelosi’s 25th Amendment Bid Letter

Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday evening formally rejected Speaker Pelosi’s attempt to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office.

Pelosi is using the chaos at the US Capitol last week as a pretext to remove President Trump from office (again) through impeachment and the 25th Amendment.

Protesters stormed the US Capitol last week after Pence announced he would not reject Joe Biden’s fraudulent electors.

Not all protesters were Trump supporters, however the Democrats are using the Capitol riot as a vehicle to deplatform and demonize President Trump and his supporters.

Pence wrote Pelosi a letter rejecting her attempt to invoke the 25th Amendment which is designed to address Presidential incapacity or disability.

“I do not believe such a course of action is in the best interest of our Nation or consistent with our Constitution,” Pence wrote.

Nice defuse Mikey. It won’t last 48 hours, but nice try anyway.

Now the Boxwine Botox Bitch will try for peachmint. Because she is that effing insane, and peachmint is her favorite flavor of $25 designer ice cream.

PS - It was not a riot, nor was it an insurrection, or even a breeching. The small group of protestors, with numerous antifa amongst them, were allowed in and lead around by the CapCops. We’ve all seen the videos. As for a “riot”; at most it was a minor scuffle, and then the Capital Police murdered Ashli Babbit.


Most useful thing I’ve seen in the New York Times in years.

How The Novavax Vaccine Works



read about it here, with lots of helpful pictures

The Novavax is in Phase 3 trial in the UK, and will start an even larger Phase 3 in the US as soon as they mix up some more vaccine. This one has no mRNA going on inside you, no “deactivated” virus, no bits of virus DNA protien. Instead, they use moth cells to generate the ‘rona’s spike proteins, and only the spikes. That’s the bit that gloms on to your ACE-2 receptor sites on your cells. So by injecting you with a bunch of these, your body starts churning out antibodies and T-cell white blood cells like mad, so if you do the virus later, your body will be ready to fight.

There is zero chance of getting the virus from this vaccine. There are no side effects. You will not test positive for the ‘rona after taking it. No genetic changes to your body ( the mRNA stuff is done in a moth cell, not in you ). No glow in the dark enzymes in it either AFAIK.

To create their vaccine, Novavax researchers started with a modified spike gene. They inserted the gene into a different virus, called a baculovirus, and allowed it to infect moth cells. The infected cells produced spike proteins that spontaneously joined together to form spikes, as they do on the surface of the coronavirus.

A similar method of growing and harvesting virus proteins is already used to make licensed vaccines for diseases including influenza and HPV.

The researchers harvested the spike proteins from the moth cells and assembled them into nanoparticles. While the nanoparticles mimicked the molecular structure of the coronavirus, they could not replicate or cause Covid-19.

Novavax’s vaccine would be easier to distribute and store than the vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna. While those vaccines have to be kept frozen, NVX-CoV2373 can stay stable for up to three months in a refrigerator. But if the vaccine does turn out to be effective, scientists won’t know for sure how long it provides protection.

If it works like protein-based vaccines for other diseases, it may create a group of special cells called memory B cells and memory T cells. These cells will retain information about the coronavirus for years or even decades, enabling a quick counterattack in response to a new infection.

According to NJ, I fall in either category 1C or category 2 for my place on the vaccination line. Which means it’s going to be a good number of months until my “chance” comes up. I can wait. I figure by then we’ll know if the non-vaxxed with be canceled, so if it comes down to a choice between an injection and Camp Ayers, I’ll take an injection of this one. So far it’s just as effective, and it seems a lot safer and less franken-drug to me.

More links on this: [ Baculavirus is a virus family that is for bugs only. People can’t get it, nor can mammals or plants. ]

rolleyes  LOL  rasberry crazy

January 11, 2021


So here’s a link to another treatment protocol, this one from AAPS. It’s a two planar plan, with an HCQ arm and an Ivermectin arm. So it’s kind of Zelenko and I-MASK+, but morphs into something close to MATH+ for those in hospital.

graphic stolen from Blazing Cat Fur.


Slightly dated - 4 days is a long time in the media cycle- but most accurate nonetheless. Daniel Greenfield on the Riotous Revolution That Wasn’t.

Much as in Charlottesville, marginal figures who were hostile to President Trump, to Republicans, and to conservatives, had taken center stage at the behest of the media.

The purpose of the entire circus was to provide a propaganda opportunity for the Left.

The outrage over the protests is a farce coming from a political movement that advocated terrorizing Republican elected officials, that aided invasions of Congress, and that supported the Black Lives Matter riots which, aside from terrorizing D.C., also wrecked much of the country.

There is a great deal of irony in quoting “a riot is the language of the unheard” to describe the race riots of a movement with unlimited political and corporate backing, whose message is heard all the time, but not to address a movement that is genuinely unheard. Before the fighting started, there was virtually no media coverage of President Trump’s speech and the rally.

Press conferences that mention election fraud aren’t aired. Articles and videos questioning the election are censored. That is the true voice of the unheard who are more so than ever.

Democrats and the media normalized violence when they were in the opposition and now want to normalize the suppression of political protests and speech as they expect to take power.

But media spin isn’t real life. And it’s a lot easier to break a country than to put it back together.

Another link to file under No Shirt SirLock.


The putsch gathers momentum. We are approaching the nadir, falling into the abyss at warp speed, mere inches from shattering on the rocks. And the Left is laughing all the way down. This is what they’ve been working towards for 50 years or more.

Nancy Pelosi Announces Plan for Another Impeachment of Donald Trump

a href="">House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Sunday that the House of Representatives would move to impeach President Donald Trump again after some of his supporters stormed Capitol Hill last week.

“In protecting our Constitution and our Democracy, we will act with urgency, because this President represents an imminent threat to both,” she wrote in a letter to Democrat colleagues in the House.

Pelosi said that the president represents an “ongoing assault on our democracy” that requires immediate action.

She said that House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer would request unanimous consent to bring up a resolution by Rep. Jamie Raskin calling for Vice President Mike Pence to activate the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office.

“We are calling on the Vice President to respond within 24 hours,” she said.

If the vice president fails, Pelosi said, she will bring up an impeachment resolution on the following day.

She said that the act to impeach the president again would require “great solemnity” going forward.

“Thank you for your patriotism,” she wrote, concluding the letter, “Prayerfully, Nancy Pelosi.”

This woman is evil. Insane, pyschopathic, deranged, dishonest, and totally evil.

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House Dems Introduce Article Of Impeachment Against Trump, Have The Necessary Votes

It appears President Trump is about to be the first to be impeached for the second time as The Washington Post reports that House Democrats, which just formally introduced an article of impeachment against President Trump, have lined up the votes to impeach him for his role in “inciting an insurrectionist mob” to storm the Capitol.

“We actually have the votes,” Rep. David Cicilline, the Rhode Island Democrat who has taken the lead in rounding up support for a resolution of impeachment, told The Washington Post.

“There’s no doubt about that.”

The article, co-authored by Reps. David Cicilline (R-I.), Ted Lieu (Calif.) and Jamie Raskin (Md.), states that Trump engaged in high crimes and misdemeanors by “willfully inciting violence against the Government of the United States.”

At the link above, ZeroHedge has a screencap of NBC’s Tweet of the Final Draft of the resolution.

Never mind that such a rush to judgement could screw up the country forever. OrangeManBad must go, now, in pain!!

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Acting Without Authority, Outside the Law, Banks Freeze Conservative Assets, Threaten Blacklisting

Wall Street is slamming the lid shut on the coffers of its corporate political action committees and threatening pro-Trump politicians on Capitol Hill with blacklisting.

Following a week in which major social media companies cut of President Donald Trump and began excluding some of his biggest advocates in the wake of the Capitol Hill riot, some of the nation’s largest financial institutions have announced that they are halting donations to their political action committees and considering permanently cutting off politicians accused of attempting to “overturn” the 2020 election.

J.P. Morgan Chase, the nation’s biggest bank by assets and market capitalization, said it is halting donations through its PAC for six months. Citigroup, the third-largest U.S. bank by assets, is reportedly pressing pause on political donations for the first quarter of 2020.

Goldman Sachs put the kibosh on donations pending a review of “how people acted during this period,” according to the New York Times, with the likely result that it will exclude Republican politicians who challenged the 2020 election results. Morgan Stanley also said it is stopping political contributions. It is considering withdrawing support for any politicians who voted against certifying Joe Biden’s electoral college win.

Bank of American and Wells Fargo are still considering their response but are likely to follow the path chosen by their competitors.

Typically, bank contributions to political action committees and politicians are considered by the Americana public some of the worst intersections of money and politics. The current situation has given the banks a rare opportunity to pose as do-gooders, even while implicitly pressuring politicians to win back their favor by adopting pro-Wall Street stances.

Corporate America is also freezing donations. So far, Marriott, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Boston Scientific have said they will close their political purse strings.

The reaction to the Capitol Hill riot by supporters of President Trump stands in stark contrast to the response of banks and corporations to the Black Lives Matter anti-police riots and protests of last year. In response to those events, corporations pledged over a billion in support of Black Lives Matter and related causes.

Have you deplorable bitter clinger revolting peasants learned who your masters are yet? WTF, it’s the realGolden Rule. Whoever has the gold, makes the rules. And they have all of it.


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calendar   Wednesday - August 19, 2020

Gee, Oops

A total non-surprise. We saw this coming back in early March. The richer you were the earlier, faster, and further you ran. Problem is, it’s worse than anyone thought at the time.

NYC Ship Sinking, Rats Long Gone

New York City is home to 118 billionaires, more than any other American city. New York City is also home to nearly one million millionaires, more than any other city in the world. Among those millionaires some 8,865 are classified as “high net worth,” with more than $30 million each.

They pay the taxes. The top one percent of NYC taxpayers pay nearly 50 percent of all personal income taxes collected in New York. Personal income tax in the New York area accounts for 59 percent of all revenues. Property taxes add in more than a billion dollars a year in revenue, about half of that generated by office space.


The budget for a city as complex as New York is a mess of federal, state, and local funding sources. It can be sliced and diced many ways, but the one that matters is the starkest: the people and companies who pay for New York’s poor are leaving even as the city is already facing a $7.4 billion tax revenue hit from the initial effects of the coronavirus. The money is there; New York’s wealthiest individuals have increased their net worth by $44.9 billion during the pandemic. It’s just not here.


While overall only five percent of residents left as of May, in the city’s very wealthiest blocks residential population decreased by 40 percent or more. The higher-earning a neighborhood is, the more likely it is to have emptied out. Even the amount of trash collected in wealthy neighborhoods has dropped, a tell-tale sign no one is home. A real estate agent told me she estimates about a third of the apartments even in my mid-range 300 unit building are empty.


Fewer than one-tenth of Manhattan office workers came back to the workplace a month after New York gave businesses the green light to return to the buildings they ran from in March. Having had several months to notice what not paying Manhattan office rents might do for their bottom line, large companies are leaving.


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The ‘Rona Song

Leave it Country music to be perfectly topical and metaphorical at the same time

When the dogwoods start to bloom
And the crickets hum their tune
That’s usually about the time
That I feel most alive

But the news has all been bad
And the whole world seems so sad
I ain’t had much else going on
So I sat down and wrote this song

I miss my mom, I miss my dad
I miss the road, I miss my band
Giving hugs and shaking hands
It’s a mystery I suppose
Just how long this thing goes
But there’ll be crowds and there’ll be shows
And there will be light after dark
Someday when we aren’t six feet apart


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/19/2020 at 10:27 PM   
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Follow Me !

One of the benefits of our universally computer driven modern world is package tracking. Mated with theoretically optimized routes and warehousing, we now can get our deliveries much faster than in decades past. For the impatient, most of the deliver services allow you track your boxes or letters step by step as they wend their way in your direction. [ OTOH, this also allows you to watch the Post Office send your stuff all over the country willy-nilly, leave it at distribution centers for days or weeks at a time, and sometimes take days to move something just 7 miles from one center to the next, and then take a full week to deliver it a whole 42 miles away. Sorry, my pet peeve, after recently pulling my hair out when a letter took more than a month to get delivered. Just wait until the whole country tries to vote by mail this November. Guaranteed disaster. ]

Now UPS has brought out “Follow Me”, a real time, self-updating, GPS driven mapping application, that let’s you see the big brown truck driving all over with your package in it. Not sure if this is going to help or hurt, because most people won’t realize that there are 300 other boxes in that truck, and yours is almost guaranteed to be last in line. It was already a bit frustrating just following the data, watching my box go from Florida to Edison NJ in hardly over a day, but then on to Allentown PA, right past my home, and then have to go on to another truck to come back to NJ days later and to get delivered ... later today?  Maybe. “Out for delivery” for 3 days? Oy vey.


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eye candy, high plains edition


I thought I posted this the other day, but it seems to have evaporated. Whatevs.

Anyway, this is actress Kelsey Asbille Chow. She had a small but regular role in the One Tree Hill drama a few years back, and was in the 2017 film Wind River. Currently she has a supporting role on Paramount’s cowboy drama / Kevin Costner vehicle Yellowstone.

We watch Yellowstone, it’s great, and it’s interesting to see her character developing from a whiny liberal into someone more normal. That’s going to be long journey. She is super attractive though. 


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calendar   Monday - August 17, 2020

Flowers For Algernon?

Leftist InstaHate For COVID Flower Cure

because Trump mentioned it


Funny, I kind of thought it was the President’s job to keep people aware of new possibilities and to give them even temporary hope. But the Left may be right on this one. Like the blind squirrel ...

Most Americans have been praying for a cure to the Chinese Communist Party virus. Such a prospect turns out to be horrifying, however, if you are a Deep State bureaucrat, someone invested in open-ended and lucrative research into unpromising medicines or vaccines and/or a political opponent of President Trump.

Hence the vehemently hostile response of a leftist publication called Axios to information about Oleandrin, a natural supplement that has proven in clinical experiments and limited human trials in Texas to crush the CCP virus. Rather than celebrate this development and call for an urgent effort to validate such findings with widespread, life-saving trials, Axios touted the uninformed criticisms of naysayers determined to snuff further work on this apparent breakthrough.

To the alarm of some government health officials, President Trump has expressed enthusiasm for the Food and Drug Administration to permit an extract from the oleander plant to be marketed as a dietary supplement or, alternatively, approved as a drug to cure COVID-19, despite lack of proof that it works.

Driving the news: The experimental botanical extract, oleandrin, was promoted to Trump during an Oval Office meeting in July. It’s embraced by Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson and MyPillow founder and CEO Mike Lindell, a big Trump backer, who recently took a financial stake in the company that develops the product.

OMG, if Mike Lindell is behind it, you know it’s deathly anathema.

Oleandrin is an extract from the oleander plant. Researchers have suggested that it could be useful to treat cancer because of the way it affects cells, and that it could enhance the effects of other cancer therapies.

Professor Sharon Lewin, the director of the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity at the University of Melbourne, is an international authority on antiviral drugs and has a laboratory working on COVID-19.
Asked about oleandrin’s potential efficacy as a COVID-19 treatment, Lewin told Axios, “Oleandrin looks to have antiviral activity at high doses in a test tube model. You’d certainly want to see more work done on this before even contemplating a human trial.”

A July 2020 study from the University of Texas at Galveston shows, in a laboratory setting, that oleandrin can inhibit the coronavirus in monkey kidney cells. This study has not been peer reviewed and one of the authors of the study, Robert Newman, is chairman of Phoenix Biotechnology’s scientific advisory board — the company developing the oleandrin product.

The bottom line: Scientists around the world are in a race for cures, treatments and vaccines for COVID-19. Government regulators are investigating hundreds of products. When a biotech executive like Whitney can take his case directly to the president, it casts doubt over the scientific rigor of the drug development process.

From the research study:

Using Vero cells, we found that prophylactic oleandrin administration at concentrations down to 0.05 μg/ml exhibited potent antiviral activity against SARS-CoV-2, with an 800 fold reduction in virus production, and a 0.1 μg/ml dose resulted in a greater than 3,000-fold reduction in infectious virus production. The EC50values were 11.98ng/ml when virus output was measured at 24 hours post-infection, and 7.07ng/ml measured at 48 hours post-infection. Therapeutic (post-infection) treatment up to 24 hours after infection of Vero cells also reduced viral titers, with the 0.1 μg/ml dose causing greater than 100-foldreductions as measured at 48 hours, and the 0.05 μg/ml dose resulting in a 3578-fold reduction.The potent prophylactic and therapeutic antiviral activities demonstrated here strongly support the further development of oleandrin to reduce the severity of COVID-19 and potentially also to reduce spread by persons diagnosed early after infection.

In years past the FDA has been dinged for major slow walking and foot dragging when it comes to testing and approving new medicines. Many drugs are available to the rest of the world that are not yet available to us. With this pandemic that slowness has become an issue, but I don’t think the best idea is to throw caution to the wind and let anything fly. That way leads to snake oil. There has to be some level of significant proper, fair, testing.

OTOH, the Axios article does mention how this could easily be marketed as an herbal supplement, which could NOT focus on any curative ability. To which there’s an easy work around; “We’re NOT ALLOWED to mention that this cures Covid, and thus cannot recommend a dose of 2 pills a day for 2 weeks. This product is for dietary supplemental use only, and we bear no responsibility for it’s use in any other manner.” kind of advertising.

OTTH, shouldn’t President Trump know by now when to keep his fat mouth shut?

Oleandir is poisonous !!! !! !

Consumption of even one Nerium oleander leaf can be fatal. Onset of toxicity occurs several hours following consumption. Symptoms include vomiting, abdominal pain, cyanosis, hypotension, hypothermia, vertigo, respiratory paralysis and death.

However, a carefully controlled tea made from the flowers could be an effective cancer and AIDS treatment. But more trials are needed!!

A hot water extract of the plant, known as Anvirzel™, has been developed as a potential treatment for cancer, AIDS, and congestive heart failure. It consists of a mixture of oleandrin and the glycone oleandrigenin. Experiments suggest that a combination of Anvirzel and cisplatin may be more effective than cisplatin monotherapy . In an earlier study, Anvirzel appeared safe in humans when injected intramuscularly, although adverse effects such as injection site pain, fatigue, and other GI symptoms were reported.

Anvirzel™ is not an approved cancer treatment in the United States. Until more data regarding its efficacy and toxicity are available, this product should not be used outside of clinical trials.

Anvirzel may be a modern version of a medicinal extract of oleander that goes back to the dawn of history.

Historical records prove that Oleander plant has healing powers; thus it was highly regarded by the Mesopotamians in the 15th century B.C. During the age of the Babylonians up to the Romans it was used as a relieved for hangovers. To the Arabs it has better worth since the plant was used for cancer medication in the 8th century A.D.

OTOH, the Romans also used it to commit suicide.

I looked up the entry at Wiki ... and I think I’ll pass on this one. There may be too much risk in a cure made from just a little bit of deadly poison.


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/17/2020 at 01:06 PM   
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The Death Of NYC?

This is what happens when you elect a communist as mayor. One who encourages rioting and lawlessness. Riots after weeks of extended lockdown. Retail is dying. Populations are fleeing. Violence is everywhere, at unprecedented levels. It’s anarchy and depression.

Beirut DeBlasio


De Blasio’s New York has finally hit an all-time low: the once bustling city is now on the verge of looking like a demilitarized zone. Between the pandemic and the riots in the city, iconic 5th Avenue now looks more like a dystopian nightmare in a recently shot video posted to Twitter.

The video follows a car driving down a deserted 5th Avenue, with almost all of the area’s high end stores boarded up and shut down. There are few people seen on what is usually a busy street.

“Look at everything. Everything’s boarded up. Even the hotel. Boarded up,” the video’s narrator, who is obviously fed up with how the city looks, says.

He continues: “This is all Manhattan, boarded up. Have you ever seen Manhattan look like this? The media will not report this.”

“Everything boarded up. They don’t want to show this to you people because they’re afraid. Saks 5th Avenue - boarded up from end to end. They put up barbed wire. Everywhere you see boards, windows are gone. Look at New York City - what happened,” he says.

The video runs over 2 minutes and shows dozens of boarded up businesses.

Check the video. Manhattan is boarded up. Block after block of high-end retail closed down and barricaded.

This isn’t exactly new. Similar video from more than a month ago.

No, it’s not a war zone — it’s Manhattan.

Video shows once-bustling Big Apple streets nearly deserted and dotted with boarded-up, spray-painted and bashed-in buildings after days of looting.

The footage taken Tuesday and Wednesday in Midtown and Soho shows the windows of popular stores shattered while others — such as Burberry, Sephora and Sunglasses Hut — are covered in plywood to protect against looters.


Only a handful of masked pedestrians and police officers are seen walking on eerily empty sidewalks. Some plywood panels put up by shops were tagged with graffiti reading, “Justice for George Floyd” — the black man who died after a white Minneapolis police officer pinned him to the ground for nearly nine minutes.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many Big Apple retailers have been closed for months prior to protests over Floyd’s death.

These riots happened at the end of May ...

Sidewalks across the SoHo neighborhood, Union Square and Fifth Avenue were covered in broken glass. Multiple police cars had been burnt to nothing but ashes. Stores, including a Duane Reade, Urban Outfitters and Swatch, were looted. Banks were ravaged. An Equinox gym had been broken in to. Graffiti covered retailers’ logos up and down some of the glitziest shopping districts, which normally would be hosting a hotbed of tourist activity this time of year.

The New York Police Department has since said it arrested almost 350 people Saturday evening, following protests across parts of Harlem, Brooklyn and Staten Island. NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said in a press conference held Sunday that more than 30 officers suffered minor injuries due to clashes with demonstrators.

It’s now the middle of August. More than 11 weeks later. And these businesses are still closed, still boarded up. Whatever stock that wasn’t looted has been sold online.

Do you really think these storefronts are coming back? Even if the beneficent dictator of NYC allows them to open, with 25% customer capacity and ridiculously paranoid levels of isolation and plexiglass protection inside the stores? Somehow, I kind of doubt it.

Greatest city in the world, killed by policy in half a year. This was not an accident.


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/17/2020 at 09:11 AM   
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Very Funny Officer

So I got another ticket yesterday. Me and my red car manage to get pulled over a couple times a year. Yes, I’m an inveterate speeder, but I do it properly. I don’t tailgate, I don’t cut people off, I use my turn signals, I almost pass anyone on the right, and of course my car is in perfect working order and my papers are current. And I don’t go flying around corners on two wheels, or anything close to reckless driving. I’m just an impatient driver, like everyone else in the state.

In NJ, everyone speeds. Everyone. Nearly everywhere. The only place we make up for it is in those 25mph zones near schools, parks, and downtown. People generally do about 17 in those.

NJ has a scheme in place on the highways. They “let” you drive 65mph, but fines are doubled. Should there be a traffic cone by the side of the road, or a permanent sign saying that bit of highway is also a construction zone, fines are doubled again. So getting a speeding ticket on the highway can be a darn costly experience.

Generally, highway traffic moves at 75mph in good conditions, even in the slow lane, but on the weekends it flies. 85 is typical, 95 is not unheard of, with cars maybe two lengths apart traveling in packs.

And NJ keeps points for 5 years, with a big long list of how many points for whichever of the 65 or so moving violations they have. Get more than 6 in a 3 year period, and get an extra fine to pay. There are a fair number of 0 point offenses, but they are not on the list. Good luck trying to find them, although we all know that the seatbelt one and the red light camera one are no-pointers.

How many points are on your license? Like many other states, you have to pay the DMV to find this out. Gosh, wouldn’t you think that this would be part of their regular job? Available online for free, given that this is a microscopic database inquiry? Heck no.

But there’s a game involved. There are a good number of offenses that don’t have points. Just a fine. So most cops short circuit the plea bargaining process, and give you a break and just write you up for some 0 point offense. It puts donut money in their coffers, nobody wastes time going to court, an you just go online and pay the fine with your credit card.

So I got pulled over for doing 85 in a 65 zone on a demarcated highway. I wasn’t racing, or playing artful dodger, or zooming down the road alone. I was just cruising along with traffic. The Statey did his job in about 2 minutes and I was back on my way.

He wrote me up for the 0 point offense of Delaying Traffic.

Haha, very funny.


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/17/2020 at 08:23 AM   
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calendar   Saturday - August 15, 2020

Rhubarb !!!

She came home from work with an armload of rhubarb that a coworker had brought in from their garden.

I haven’t had rhubarb in ... probably 45 years. Pretty sure my parents used to grow it in the vegetable garden, but that’s loooong ago in the past.

So we’re making strawberry rhubarb pie, and, since we have so much of the stuff, we’re making a strawberry rhubarb crumble as well. Both are a great excuse to get hold of some good vanilla ice cream.

Rhubarb has an unusual taste, but it’s one that I’ve always loved. Can’t wait to get to baking things up and trying them out. Might even have enough to send her to work Monday with another crumble.


Oh goody, and I guess I’d better go look outside. Amazon says my copy of Law of Nations and John Locke’s Two Treaties of Government were delivered today. Along with my new Solo 2L hand sprayer, as the old one died after a decade of use.


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/15/2020 at 05:41 PM   
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Fauci Gets One Right

Fauci: Voting In Person OK If Social Distancing Done

Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser for the White House coronavirus task force, said this week that there is “no reason” Americans are not able to vote in person for the 2020 presidential election in November.

Fauci emphasized that voting in person would not need to be avoided as long as voters followed CDC guidelines and maintained social distancing.

“I think if carefully done, according to the guidelines, there’s no reason that I can see why that not be the case,” Fauci told ABC News. “If you go and wear a mask, if you observe the physical distancing, and don’t have a crowded situation, there’s no reason why shouldn’t be able to do that.”

Fauci noted, however, that those who are at high-risk if exposed to coronavirus or have a compromised immune system should stay indoors and use mail-in voting.

OK, 99% right. I think most absentee ballots should be dropped off well ahead of time at the polling centers, logged in, and signed for ... once proper ID and voter registration is checked. The USPS is highly leftist, so I would not trust them too much. 


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/15/2020 at 01:04 PM   
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calendar   Friday - August 14, 2020

toldja so

As reliable as the coming dawn, the willfully stupid and the left biased media and “the experts” have once again yelled real loud to subvert the proper understanding of the law. And that noise will do the job.

I said it yesterday: This application of the Constitution will be ignored and denied by the media and everyone else. Because “birthers”. People are so terrified of being called a name that they are willing to ignore the law, the history of the law, and the true meaning and intent of the law. That’s beyond sad. It’s beyond cowardly. It’s apathetic, pathetic, and bathetic.

And here it is.

Trump slammed for not rejecting conspiracy theory Kamala Harris is ineligible for vice presidency
Biden campaign calls Trump comments ‘abhorrent’

That’s right; it’s a conspiracy theory. And he’s abhorrent. Because he referred to a statement made by somebody about the natural born issue, and then said he didn’t know if that was correct or not. So slam him for even implying that this could be a problem.

And then the lies come out by the bucketful. And the overwhelming noise of indignation and implicit raycis drown out the truth, once again. We are totally fucking doomed.

President Trump would not reject a conspiracy theory Thursday that Kamala Harris is ineligible to serve as vice president because her parents were born outside the United States.

Asked about the unfounded and widely refuted claims during a press briefing at the White House, Trump responded, “I heard it today that she doesn’t meet the requirements” before adding, “I have no idea if that’s right.”

Harris is a United States citizen born in California in 1964, making her eligible to serve as president or vice president under the Constitution. [ Fox you are wrong ]

However, a professor of law at Chapman University, John C. Eastman, wrote a piece for Newsweek this week after she was named to the Democratic ticket questioning whether Harris is a “natural born citizen” because her mother was born in India and her father was born in Jamaica.

[ Editor’s note: Some readers reacted strongly to this essay, seeing it as an attempt to ignite a racist conspiracy theory. ]
The fact that Senator Kamala Harris has just been named the vice presidential running mate for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has some questioning her eligibility for the position. The 12th Amendment provides that “no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States.” And Article II of the Constitution specifies that “[n]o person except a natural born citizen...shall be eligible to the office of President.” Her father was (and is) a Jamaican national, her mother was from India, and neither was a naturalized U.S. citizen at the time of Harris’ birth in 1964. That, according to these commentators, makes her not a “natural born citizen"—and therefore ineligible for the office of the president and, hence, ineligible for the office of the vice president.

Newsweek also ran a counter essay by noted lawyer Eugene Volokh. IMO, as its typical for greasy lawyers, and all lawyers are greasy because the law is merely a tool to them, and not something held sacrosanct, Volokh makes his counter from the wrong direction. He’s throwing shade and puffing smoke, and emphasizing aspects that have no real bearing. Argument by non sequitur. 

Some people have argued that Kamala Harris is ineligible to be vice president of the United States. The Constitution requires presidents and vice presidents to be “natural-born citizens”; Harris was born in the U.S., but her parents (who had come to the U.S. to study) weren’t U.S. citizens at the time. Does “natural-born citizen” include Harris, and others like her?

It does. “Natural-born citizen” was a familiar legal phrase to the Framers—an adaptation of the English term “natural-born subject.” Sir William Blackstone, an English treatise writer who (in Justice Scalia’s words) was “the Framers’ accepted authority on English law and the English Constitution,” explained:

Natural-born subjects are such as are born within the dominions of the crown of England, that is, within the ligeance, or as it is generally called, the allegiance of the king. ...The children of aliens, born here in England, are, generally speaking, natural-born subjects, and entitled to all the privileges of such.

It’s possible that “natural-born citizen” has since been broadened to include children of U.S. citizens born overseas (a 1790 Act of Congress specified that, “The children of citizens of the United States, that may be born beyond sea, or out of the limits of the United States, shall be considered as natural-born citizens").

He is wrong. It is not an adaptation of natural born subject, even though natural born citizen shares two of the three words with the other concept. Oh, and that 1790 Act was overturned in 1795, which he fails to mention. Even the best lawyer is a weasel dick. They argue for or against a topic. Searching for and declaring the actual truth has nothing to do with it.

What is a natural born citizen? It is someone born in this country whose parents are already citizens of this country. Period. Full stop. And that’s all there is to it.

I am a natural born citizen because I was born in this country and both my parents were born here as well, and their parents were citizens when they were born which thus made them natural born citizens. All my grandparents were born here too, although one of them might not have qualified as natural born because her parents came here from Germany, and I have no idea who things worked in the 1890s and I don’t know if they were naturalized citizens by the time granny popped out. But that was generations ago, so it isn’t germane.

It seems we go through this every presidential election cycle. I think what is needed is a SCOTUS decision. And that will never happen, because an honest decision, true to original intent would also torpedo the anchor baby concept that’s been around for 4 decades now. And probably squash the legality of dual citizenship too. And we do not have brave, honest, true Americans on the Supreme Court who are willing or able to make bold, proper decisions. Without the slightest doubt in my mind, this should be a 5 minute, 9-0 decision, made for clarification purposes alone - not delayed forever until some case with standing worms it’s way upwards.

I’m going to add this to my list of life truths:

•  Sulfur is properly spelled sulphur.

•   Eohippus is the Dawn Horse. No other taxonomy name is correct. There is no relation to the rock hyrax, so putting the original horse in the order Hyracotherium was a mistake.

•  The big long dinosaur was a brontosaurus

•  A shark is not a fish, dammit, it is an elasmobranch. Real fish have scales, gill pumps, and a swim bladder. Creating a new intermediate order called “bony fishes” to include both is cheating, especially if you don’t also include dolphins who, by that redefinition should also be fish. Fish who are mammals. No, this is wrong.

•  Ok, I now grudgingly nearly accept that Pluto is not an actual planet, “merely” a dwarf planet or planetoid, because somebody either moved the definition goalposts or because science has advanced enough to go there and find out how big the thing actually is. Pluto 1473 miles across, 2/3 the size of our moon. Mercury still counts as a planet. Mercury is 1516 miles across, a whopping big 43 miles larger. Oh puh-lease. So my grudgingly is very grudgingly. OTOH, given that Pluto has 5 moons, one moon called Chiron which is half the size of Pluto, perhaps it should be called a double planet or a multi-planet.

•  A natural born citizen is someone who is born within the desmenses of a country and both of whose parents are already citizens of that country.

I got so worked up about this yesterday I went out an bought a copy of Law of Nations, and while I was at the digital bookstore I got a copy of the writings of John Locke.


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/14/2020 at 10:43 AM   
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calendar   Thursday - August 13, 2020

Of course she isn’t, but you’re uninformed and intellectually lazy so she’ll get away with it

Here we should be going again with the natural born citizen thing. And just like Obama, Kamala Harris does not qualify as such.  Not that most anyone else can understand the concept, or knows that it is very important to care about this and why. So should be going won’t even get off the ground. This will not even be brought up in passing, much less discussed, debated, and ruled on. It. Does. Not. Exist. Because ... raycis!!!

Les ancres ne sont pas les naturelles

( The anchors are not the naturals )

“All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.”

14th Amendment, Section 1, 1868

It is abundantly clear that “subject to the jurisdiction thereof” means exclusively subject to the jurisdiction thereof, which means not in any way beholden to the whims or powers of a foreign government. This was clearly understood by all until fairly recently.

Yes, she was born in the USA. Neither of her parents were citizens at the time. This makes her an anchor baby. According the the 14th Amendment, anchor babies are not citizens. This isn’t a “strict” reading of the amendment, it is a plain reading thereof. Original intent is easy to find in the Congressional Record of the day. The only “reason” that they are considered such these days is due to a single footnote in the 5-4 1982 SCOTUS decision Plyer v. Doe, added to the majority opinion by Justice Brennan:

“no plausible distinction with respect to Fourteenth Amendment ‘jurisdiction’ can be drawn between resident aliens whose entry into the United States was lawful, and resident aliens whose entry was unlawful.”

This weakening of the meaning of jurisdiction within the 14th - that it sees the term as meaning subject to the laws of this nation, and not solely subject to those laws (ie not being also subject to the laws of some other country, as is the legal situation of illegal immigrants) - was a part of the Plyer case, which dealt with Texas’s claim that school funding should not be granted to illegal immigrant children. And of course, Brennan’s footnote comment overlooks that such illegals have no right to be here at all.


Harris’ parents were a citizen of India and a citizen of Jamaica. While she herself was born in California, and shortly thereafter went to Canada, where she spent nearly all her formative years, she qualifies as a citizen by the anchor baby misconception. Being a citizen does not make you a natural born citizen.

The entire concept of natural born citizen comes from a French book called The Laws of Nations, which was written in 1758 and is the only book or exterior document referenced in the US Constitution. It was used extensively by the Framers, far more than the code of English Common Law, which they strongly felt did not apply to the USA, although they borrowed large parts of it ... as our own law.  Anyway, in The Laws of Nations it says:

“Les naturels, ou indigenes, sont ceux qui sont nes dans le pays, de parens citoyens”

A direct translation is “The natural, or indigenous, are those who are born in the country, of parents who are citizens”.

While there was an 1797 update to the english version of the book, which clarified that line to read “The natives, or natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens.”

This is a rather strict definition. To be a natural born citizen, you need to be born here and both your parents need to be citizens when you are born. Not just born here, and not with just one parent a citizen, regardless of where you were born.

Later extensions to the concept allowed “here” to include territories of the country (eg Guam and Puerto Rico), areas controlled by the country (eg military bases), land considered part of the country that was in other countries (eg consulates and embassies), and things controlled by the government of the country (eg military aircraft and ships that happen to be outside the confines of the country at the moment of birth). This is how John McCain, born at a military base in another country, was deemed a valid candidate.

[ “naturels” is the masculine form of the word, “naturelles” is the feminine form. French is so sexist, but both words mean the same thing. ]

Merely being born to two citizen parents is insufficient. Merely being born within our country is insufficient. This is a precise and sharply focused concept, and about the only time it every applies is when someone is considering running for President or Vice President, although it should probably apply to any elected representative who could possibly be in the chain of succession.

This application of the Constitution will be ignored and denied by the media and everyone else. Because “birthers”. People are so terrified of being called a name that they are willing to ignore the law, the history of the law, and the true meaning and intent of the law. That’s beyond sad. It’s beyond cowardly. It’s apathetic, pathetic, and bathetic.

Read more if you want, in great detail with clear explanations of case law over the years, plus how we’ve now been lead astray, when and by whom:


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/13/2020 at 11:25 AM   
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calendar   Wednesday - August 12, 2020

Walter White Moved To Holland?

Netherlands Cops Find Giant Crack Cocaine Lab In School


Dutch police have uncovered what they described as the biggest cocaine laboratory ever discovered in the Netherlands, leading to the arrest of 17 suspects from Colombia, Turkey and the Netherlands.

The drug lab was hidden at a former horse riding school in Nijeveen, some 75 miles from Amsterdam, police said in a statement Tuesday.

Police raided the riding school on Friday, discovering tens of thousands of liters of chemicals and 220 pounds of crack cocaine. Sleeping quarters and recreation areas were also found at the site.
The facility was equipped to produce up to 440 pounds of cocaine a day, officials said.

The facility was equipped to produce up to 440 pounds of cocaine a day, officials said. (Politie Landelijke Eenheid)

“This is the largest cocaine laboratory ever found in the Netherlands,” police chief Andre van Rijn said in the statement.

Van Rijn said the lab was equipped to produce 330-440 pounds (150-200 kilograms) of cocaine a day, with a street value of $5.3-9.4 million (4.5-8 million euros).


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/12/2020 at 11:29 AM   
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TLH? Typical Leftist Hypocrites

This sounds like it could be one of those urban legends.

How Dare You!!

An anonymous poster on Reddit’s “Am I the A--h---” subreddit said he started a meat-eating club at his job in response to a coworker’s vegan-only club.

He claimed that one of his colleagues started a vegan dinner club exclusively for their coworkers following a vegan, vegetarian or pescatarian diet. Other coworkers “will not be able to join the club,” the poster said the group’s “statement of purpose” read.

In response, the poster claimed that he and some other meat-eating coworkers started a burger and steak club to go out and try new restaurants each week. They only allowed meat-eaters to join. However, members of the vegan club filed a complaint with the company’s human resources department.


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/12/2020 at 11:20 AM   
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