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September 26, 2020


2018 Mail Vote Fraud Case In Texas

4 PoC Charged, including the elected official and his wife

“It is an unfortunate reality that elections can be stolen outright by mail ballot fraud,” [ Texas Attornery General Ken ] Paxton said. “Election fraud, particularly an organized mail ballot fraud scheme orchestrated by political operatives is an affront to democracy and results in voter disenfranchisement and corruption at the highest level.”

The attorney general of Texas has announced charges against four people accused of election fraud and ballot tampering in the 2018 election, including a county commissioner who won as a result of the tampering.

On Thursday, AG Ken Paxton arrested Gregg County Commissioner Shannon Brown, Marlena Jackson, Charlie Burns, and DeWayne Ward for swinging the race in Brown’s favor through a ballot harvesting scheme.

What they did was get a whole bunch of absentee ballots for some disabled people. Who weren’t actually disabled at all. And those fraudulent votes were enough to swing the primary. Brown won the primary by just 5 votes, and the election by 787 mailed in votes. The thing is, poll workers noticed that a third of the mail in ballots were for disabled people, instead of the typical 2.5 - 9%. So an investigation ensued, and it took 2 years to gather the evidence.

Paxton filed 134 felony charges against the four individuals, with penalties ranging from six months to 99 years of jail time.

Shannon Brown had been serving as the Gregg County Precinct 4 Commissioner. Marlena Jackson is his wife. You don’t need to ask ... they’re all Democrats.

same story from another source.


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Florida Joins The Freedom Fray

Gov DeSantis Goes Phase 3, Lifting Most Restrictions

Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) lifted key coronavirus-related restrictions across Florida on Friday and promised the state is “not closing anything going forward.”

DeSantis pushed the Sunshine State into Phase 3 of the reopening process, allowing restaurants and bars to operate at full capacity at the state level. DeSantis’s order will allow the businesses to operate at 50 percent capacity, regardless of local restrictions. If local governments want to restrict capacity, they must first “justify” it to the state.

“I think that this will be very, very important to the industry,” DeSantis said at a press conference in St. Petersburg. “The order that I’m signing today will guarantee restaurants can operate and will not allow closures. They can operate at a minimum of 50 percent, regardless of local rule.”

“If a local restricts between 50 and 100 [percent], they gotta provide the justification and they’ve got to identify what the costs of doing that are,” he explained.

DeSantis is also suspending fines for breaking local protocols, such as not wearing a mask.

“We’re also saying everybody has an opportunity and a right to work. Every business has the right to operate. Some of the locals may be able to — they can do reasonable regulations, but they can’t just say no. You can’t say no after six months and just have people twisting in the wind,” DeSantis added, calling it another “important principle.”

Private businesses, however, can still impose restrictions on themselves, if they so choose.
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DeSantis added that the move “doesn’t mean the virus disappears” and cautioned that it is “something we are going to have to deal with.”

“But doing that from a fetal position, where society flounders, people are out of work, kids aren’t in school, that is not going to work,” he added.

Additionally, the Trump ally referenced the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) estimated rate of survival for the Chinese coronavirus, which stands at 99.997 percent for those ages 0-19, 99.98 percent for those 20-49, 99.5 percent for the 50-69 crowd, and 94.6 for those 70 and up.

Those numbers are really nothing new. We’ve known this for a long time. But I guess the media hasn’t focused on them so that people will still adhere to other safety precautions. Which is a nice way of saving that we’ve been kept in a state of panic “for our own good” by tyrants.

Glad to see Florida, with an Rt less than 1 since June 28, is joining Indiana in the freedom fray. I hear that North Dakota has moved forward some too, no longer requiring quarantine for contact traced people who happened to know somebody who got the virus.



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On The Other Hand ... is it still March in England?

Massive Lockdown Protests In UK As Even More Restrictions Go On

Food Rationing Begins At Grocery Stores

Thousands gathered Saturday at London’s Trafalgar Square to protest lockdowns and social distancing rules imposed to slow the spread of COVID-19.

London’s Metropolitan Police has warned demonstrators to follow social-distancing rules. Police said before the event that officers will first engage with people and explain the social distancing rules, but they may take enforcement action if protesters still fail to comply. As the protest began, police were visible around the edges of the crowd but didn’t confront protesters, most of whom weren’t wearing masks.

“I know there is great frustration to these regulations, but they have been designed to keep everyone safe from what is a lethal virus,” Cmdr. Ade Adelekan said. “By flagrantly gathering in large numbers and ignoring social distancing, you are putting your health and the health of your loved ones at risk.”

The demonstration comes as Parliament prepares to review COVID-19 legislation and the government imposes new restrictions to control the disease. Some lawmakers have criticized the government for implementing the rules without parliamentary approval.

Speakers at the rally denied they were conspiracy theorists, arguing they were standing up for freedom of expression and human rights.

Dan Astin-Gregory, a leadership trainer, acknowledged the deaths and suffering caused by the pandemic, but said the response to COVID-19 has been out of proportion to the threat caused by the disease.

“We are tired of the fear-mongering and the misrepresentation of the facts,” he told the crowd. “We are tired of the restrictions to our freedoms.″

[ Sept 18 ] With few people dying, or even being hospitalised, from Covid-19, why are the UK’s governments seemingly so desperate to slap ever more restrictions on our most basic liberties?

On Monday, the ‘rule of six’ came into effect in the UK. With slight variations across the four nations, it meant that no more than six people can now meet socially, indoors or outdoors. Ministers are deadly serious about it, too, suggesting we snitch on our neighbours if they break the rules.

Worse was to come, however, with more local lockdowns. From Friday, in areas of the northeast of England covering nearly two million people, it will be illegal to meet anyone outside your own household or ‘support bubble’, with exceptions including work and education. It will be possible to meet others at a pub or restaurant, but this is being strongly discouraged.

Other parts of the UK are already under similar measures, including Birmingham and Bolton, with around 11 million people facing lockdown measures currently or very soon.

This is all a serious infringement upon our personal freedoms. We’re not yet at the level of the national lockdown that began in March nor even the widespread closure of businesses in Leicester in June. But if some influential people have their way, that might be coming.

Demonstrators descended on London for the second straight weekend to air their disapproval of the coronavirus guidelines, with police warning they will break up the rally if protesters don’t follow social distancing rules.

Several thousand protesters assembled at Trafalgar Square on Saturday, with some eyewitnesses claiming that attendance was even higher than the turnout at a similar event held last weekend.

Demonstrators held signs, waved British flags and cheered as speakers addressed the crowd. At one point the crowd could be heard chanting “freedom” as people whistled and clapped. 

The protest, dubbed We Do Not Consent, received a warning from the Metropolitan Police, which said it would intervene if the protesters don’t abide by social distancing guidelines.

Footage from RT’s video agency, Ruptly, shows the square packed with people, most of them without masks.

[ Sept 21 ] British scholars penned an open letter to PM Boris Johnson, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, as well as health chiefs in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, asking them to urgently reconsider the current epidemic strategy.

Authored by Oxford professors Sunetra Gupta and Carl Heneghan, as well as Karol Sikora of the University of Buckingham and Sam Williams of the Economic Insight consultancy, the letter says the “existing policy path is inconsistent with the known risk-profile of Covid-19.” The appeal has been signed by dozens of academics from the UK’s leading educational institutions.

“The unstated objective currently appears to be one of suppression of the virus, until such a time that a vaccine can be deployed. This objective is increasingly unfeasible… and is leading to significant harm across all age groups, which likely offsets all benefits.”

The letter comes days after Health Secretary Matt Hancock pledged “to do what it takes” in order to fight Covid-19. After the UK recorded close to 4,000 confirmed coronavirus cases on Sunday, the government is considering a “circuit-breaking” period of tightened measures which could be announced later this week, UK media revealed.


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Morrisons has become the first major supermarket in the UK to impose rationing on certain items to stop Britons panic-buying after the government imposed further coronavirus restrictions and said another lockdown could be activated.

At the start of the pandemic, particularly in March and April, the UK saw supermarket shelves emptied of essentials like toilet paper, pasta, flour, tinned foods, and medicines, leading food retailers to strictly limit purchases of such items for months. The panic-buying coincided with increasing warnings from the government over the possibility of a lockdown, with restrictions put in place on March 23rd.

The government and media have been reporting since earlier this month on the rising number of infections, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson announcing fresh social distancing restrictions on September 9th. In anticipation that Boris Johnson’s government was about to impose another set of rules, or even a second lockdown, media reported on Monday that in recent days some supermarkets were seeing a repeat of runs of certain items. Toilet roll purchases have seen a 23 per cent increase in one week, for example.



rolleyes  LOL  rasberry crazy


September 25, 2020


Hoosier Daddy?

Republican Lead State Chooses Freedom Over Pandemic Dempanic Lockdowns

Indiana is lifting all capacity limits and several of the operational restrictions that have hampered sales at restaurants and bars, marking one of the biggest steps toward normal yet taken by a state. 

Gov. Eric Holcomb announced the move Wednesday afternoon, to the surprise of many. He essentially skipped many preliminary reopening steps and jumped from a 75% cap on indoor seating to no limit whatsoever as of Saturday.

The Republican, who has drawn fire from some for not moving faster on the state’s reopening, also lifted the ban on bar seating. But customers eating in bars or taverns must remain seated while eating or drinking.

They will also have to observe the state’s facemask requirement, which Holcomb said he intends to keep in place for another three weeks.

Virtually all of the state’s retail and service businesses had their restrictions lifted. Holcomb also eliminated caps on public gatherings, opening the way for everything from concerts to sporting events. As a side benefit to restaurants, the move could foster the sort of get-togethers that generated catering business in pre-pandemic times.

Holcomb warned that limits will be reimposed if coronavirus infections should spike. Indiana has been a standout in bringing down and holding down the number of new infections and deaths. Its curve has been flattened for some time.

“It is progress,” Holcomb said at his press conference. “It is the reason we’re able to make this progress.”

Indiana’s Covid situation is just slightly worse than New Jersey’s. They have an Rt of 1.02, we have an Rt of 1.01. 23 states are in a similar condition of an Rt hovering at or below 1.05 after a considerable time being flat or strongly negative. Reopen those states too?

But let’s all wait a week or two to see if Indiana utterly explodes. As if.  Like everywhere else, in Indiana the trend is towards younger people, as the CDC has been aware of for some time now. Also like everywhere else, big outbreaks in Indiana are at the universities.

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CDC age data, already a month out of date

This is probably a justified action, and if / when it pans out it will be a political sledgehammer against the slow-acting fear-saturated Left. I want this to work, and I want it to be nationwide not just before the election, but before the 3rd debate. So take your vitamins, get some sun, wear the stupid mask a while longer, and help MAFA. Make America Free Again.


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Shaggy Dog Story

Woo hoo, NJ dog takes 1st place in “Diamonds In The Fluff” dog grooming contest!

CINNAMINSON, NJ — A dog from Moorestown received an award-winning makeover post-quarantine at a Cinnaminson groomer.

“Badger” Hetzel, an Airedale Terrier from Moorestown, won first place in the national “Diamond in the Fluff” Before and After Grooming Photo Contest from Best Friends Pet Hotel.

Badger’s owner Brian Hetzel had him groomed post-quarantine at the Cinnaminson Best Friends, 2500 Route 73.

Being some kind of a dog show, 1st place is actually 3rd place, as the “big” awards go to the Grand Prize winner and Grand Prize, People’s Choice.

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We had a Welsh terrier when I was a boy. A Welshie is a very similar looking dog to this Airedale, but about 1/3 the size. We have boxes full of pictures of our curly haired dog getting a Spring mowing trim with the old Wahl power trimmer, going from a 3 color afro fluffball to a trim and shapely pup. The “halfway there” pics were the best.


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Gardener’s Dilemma

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My alliums never look this good. And they don’t stand up either; they grow long but just lie there on the ground.


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h/t to Wardmama

Wernt Hardly Nuttin She Dindu

Breona Taylor Was No Angel

Hanging with dealers, photographed spending time at trap houses, her home address used by pushers, holding the money, a dead body in the trunk of her rented car, all kinds of phone calls from prisoners in jail. Her name on the warrant, big FBI investigation, photos, you name it.

No, this doesn’t excuse or justify her being killed. But let’s not try that “choir boy” Trayvon Martin at 12 thing again, m’kay?

And this information has been out there for some time. Funny how the media didn’t pick up on it much, even now.

[ August 22 2020 ] LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Two bench warrants have been issued for a central figure in the Breonna Taylor case, sources told WAVE 3 News on Wednesday.

The revelation comes two days after WAVE 3 News received 39 pages of leaked documents that paint a picture of a close relationship between Taylor and her ex-boyfriend, convicted drug dealer Jamarcus Glover.

“It’s unfortunate that the city did not provide LMPD’s post-death report and that we only learned of it until it was leaked to the media,” Sam Aguiar, an attorney representing Taylor’s family, told WAVE 3 News on Wednesday.

An excerpt from the leaked report showed that on Feb. 14, 2020, Glover’s car was towed for a parking violation. According to the report, Glover tried to file a complaint against the officer and gave Taylor’s phone number as his own. Six days later, detectives from the Place Based Investigation team verified through a database that Glover was using Taylor’s home address—3003 Springfield Drive—as well. The PBI squad was the group of detectives assigned to investigate Glover.

Then, on Feb. 24, the report further verified the link between Taylor’s home and Glover.

“Detectives received Jamarcus Glover’s bank records from Chase Bank,” the leaked report stated. “On these bank statements, Jamarcus Glover used 3003 Springfield Drive #4, Louisville, KY 40214 as his mailing address.”

Glover, who in addition to his 2015 drug trafficking conviction has several pending drug and weapons cases against him, was named on the March 13 warrant that sent officers to Taylor’s apartment. Taylor and a man named Adrian Walker also were named on that warrant.

According to another document obtained by WAVE 3 News on Tuesday, mail addressed to Glover was among the items seized from Taylor’s apartment following the shooting.
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The leaked report stated that on Jan. 2, the PBI team saw Glover pull up to 2424 Elliott Avenue, a suspected drug house, in Taylor’s car. The team was conducting surveillance on the home which was described as a “trap house,” meaning drug deals allegedly took place there. The report included pictures of Taylor’s car at the scene.

Then, the next day, the report revealed transcriptions of recorded jailhouse conversations between Glover and Taylor in which they talk about Adrian Walker, another suspect in the case, and the third person named in the Taylor warrant.
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According to the new information, once LMPD’s tech team installed a GPS tracker on Glover’s red Dodge Charger, the device indicated six trips to the 3003 Springfield Drive address in January 2020. LMPD’s surveillance efforts also produced pictures of Taylor at 2424 Elliott. The report included never-before-seen images of Glover picking up packages at 3003 Springfield.
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The documents also alleged that back in 2016, the body of Fernandez Bowman was found in a car rented by Breonna Taylor. When LMPD detectives arrived at Taylor’s home to question her, Glover was there. Taylor told the detectives she did not know Bowman, that she had been dating Glover for several months and that she had let him drive the rental car. She also gave detectives her phone number, which was a number that Glover was still using as recently as February of this year, according to the documents.

That homicide victim was the brother of Damarius Bowman, one of Glover’s “associates” who has been arrested with Glover numerous times, the report stated.

The documents also included copious amounts of transcriptions of recorded jailhouse phone calls made by Glover, several of which were made to the mother of his child. On April 24, Glover told the woman, whom WAVE 3 News has chosen not to identify, that officers “took my car ... They got that bank statement out the armrest, boom it got Bre’s address on there.”

In transcribed conversations from the morning of March 13, hours after Taylor was killed, Glover told the woman that Taylor had $8,000 of his money.

“Bre got down like $15 (grand), she had the $8 (grand) I gave her the other day and she picked up another $6 (grand),” he said, according to the documents.

Quite a bit more at the link.

Similar content:
https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/crime/2020/06/16/breonna-taylor-fact-check-7-rumors-wrong/5326938002/
https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/breonna-taylor/2020/08/25/report-details-why-louisville-police-decided-to-forcibly-search-breonna-taylor-home/5593502002/

The findings of the report, corroborated by jail phone recordings and other documents obtained by The Courier Journal, detail multiple links between Taylor and Jamarcus Glover of Louisville, a main target in a drug probe that prompted police to request the search warrant for Taylor’s apartment. 

Also, she had quit being an EMT 4 years ago, and may have been working as an ER Tech, which is kind of between a low level nursing job and a candy striper. Hey, she was going to go to school to learn how to be a nurse, so it’s said.


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Latest Covid Fear Porn

Mutated Virus Goes Right Through Mask, Impervious To Washing Hands. We All Gonna Dies !!!!

A new COVID-19 mutation appears to be even more contagious, according to a study — and experts say it could be a response by the virus to defeat masks and other social-distancing efforts.

Scientists in a paper published Wednesday identified a new strain of the virus, which accounted for 99.9 percent of cases during the second wave in the Houston, Texas, area, the Washington Post reported.

The paper, which has not been peer-reviewed, said people with the strain, known as the D614G mutation, had higher loads of virus — suggesting it is more contagious.

Though the strain isn’t more deadly, researchers said it appeared to have adapted better to spread among humans.

It isn’t really adaptation, more like filtering. Viruses mutate, but they aren’t really alive, nor are they even remotely conscious. Or raycis. The variations that get through your flimsy worthless mask and then have a thicker lipid coating that resists soap and water and other sanitizing efforts are the ones surviving at this point.

David Morens, a virologist at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, reviewed the new study and said the findings point to the strong possibility that the virus, as it has moved through the population, has become more transmissible, and that this “may have implications for our ability to control it.”

Morens noted that this is a single study, and “you don’t want to over-interpret what this means.” But the virus, he said, could potentially be responding — through random mutations — to such interventions as mask-wearing and social distancing, Morens said Wednesday.

“Wearing masks, washing our hands, all those things are barriers to transmissibility, or contagion, but as the virus becomes more contagious it statistically is better at getting around those barriers,” said Morens, senior adviser to Anthony S. Fauci, the director of the NIAID.

It’s a virus. You have NO ability to control it beyond the most minimal amount.

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rolleyes  LOL  rasberry crazy


September 24, 2020


Oh Sure, You Can Believe In Mail-In Ballots. And in the integrity of the USPS, whose union has come out for Biden. And that all the election workers are scrupulously honest, even when nobody is looking. Um, yeah right.

Thrown Away Ballots Discovered In Luzerne County PA: Every Single One Of Them Was A TRUMP VOTE !!

An FBI investigation found that a number of discarded mail-in military ballots from a county in Pennsylvania were cast for President Donald Trump.

U.S. Attorney David Freed announced on Thursday that a “small number of military ballots were discarded.”

On Monday, an investigation was opened into “potential issues with a small number of mail-in ballots at the Luzerne County Board of Elections” at the request of county District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis, a Republican.

After conducting numerous interviews and reviewing physical evidence, Freed confirmed that all nine of the ballots recovered were cast for Trump.

Freed added that the investigation remains ongoing and that it is “the vital duty of government to ensure that every properly cast vote is counted,” in his official statement. Up-to-date findings are expected to be shared later Thursday.

The only voters in Luzerne County who have received mail-in ballots at this time are civilians and military personnel overseas, an official told the Times Leader. The election bureau plans to begin sending out mail-in ballots during the first week of October.

This means the ballots were mailed out, filled out, mailed back to Pennsylvania AND THEN discarded. Which means it was either someone in the Post Office or someone in the elections process.

“Two of the discarded ballots had been resealed inside their appropriate envelopes by Luzerne elections staff prior to recovery by the FBI and the contents of those 2 ballots are unknown.”

Ok, we can rule out the Post Office for this one. Fire the entire election worker staff and start over. With CCTV and angry hungry guard dogs.

This is BAD news. How many other ballots got tossed that nobody has found??

Luzerne County went for Obama both times, but went for Trump over crooked Hillary in 2016.

Ok, this one was only 9 votes. But it’s also “only” the first instance found.

Vote in person. If you have to do the paper remote ballot thing, hand your ballot over to a poll worker and watch it go in the lockbox if you can.

same story here, , everywhere. Even at the DeMSM.

Nor is this even the first time mail in ballots have been misplaced.


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We must be post ‘rona

Fauci Gives NJ’s King Murphy The Green Light

Open ‘er up!!

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King Phillip looks a bit annoyed that his endless tyranny may soon come to an end.

Dr. Anthony Fauci told Gov. Phil Murphy on Thursday that New Jersey has made enough progress to safely and “competently” reopen its economy and schools, and he addressed why
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Fauci has served as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and he has worked with — and often clashed with — the Trump administration’s coronavirus task force.
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Fauci said New Jersey’s baseline of cases and community spread — despite getting “hit really very badly” in March and April — is so low that the state’s situation is “positioning you well to do a number of things.”

New Jersey’s daily case number has hovered in the 400-500 range, but Fauci noted that the number is small compared with the rest of the country that, in total, is seeing 35,000 to 40,000 new cases a day .

But go slow, carefully, carefully!

Fauci said his office has color designations for areas of the country — with red and orange indicating that states are in rough shape, and dark green meaning they’re good shape. He said New Jersey is dark green because its rate of positive cases, based on testing, is lower than 3 percent.
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Unlike much of the country, Fauci said, New Jersey should also be well prepared to handle a possible second wave of the virus when people move indoors as the weather gets colder. He noted that New Jersey’s infection rate has sunk to around 1.1 and should be able to handle possible case increases and hospitalizations. [ the hospitals are empty. only 34 Covid people in ICU/ventilator in the entire state. Just TWO patients in hospital in the whole Central Zone ( east + west ) I gotcha second spike, riiight here! ]

Murphy has also been stockpiling PPE, rubbing alcohol, ventilators, etc. “Just in case”.

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the state of the state Central East is just 0.38 over the line in the Percent CLI category

And while Fau Chi’s office may have the color designations, the above map comes from the CDC algorithm that all the states have been using the past 5 or 6 weeks.

The chat came as Murphy said he’d like to consider expanding indoor dining — from 25 to 50 percent capacity — as long as there is “a sustained period of time without spikes or incidents.”

“Even at 50 percent, it’s hardly nirvana,” Murphy said during a news conference Wednesday.

Murphy said he realizes that New Jersey restaurant owners are at a crossroads now that the weather is getting colder, and outdoor dining may not work so well.

For restaurant owners, he said, they have to make a decision: Should they buy more space heaters if they’re still forced to continue having seating outside, or should they order more plexiglass so they can expand their indoor capacity?

Murphy noted that reopening indoor dining earlier in September “is a step that we took with great trepidation” because it led to outbreaks in other states. [ no it didn’t, it was just an assumption and an excuse ]

Since reopening indoor dining and gyms earlier this month, however, New Jersey has had no problems, Murphy said.

And he can’t stand it. Because this means he was bass-ackwards with all his rants and fears.

The real ways I can tell that it’s over, over here, is that the customer counting people at the grocery store door have been gone for more than a month, and the Serve Yourself buffet table inside by the deli is now stocked again with trays of open antipasto and olives. It was all prepackaged stuff until a day or two ago.



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“The Days Of Blindly Supporting Democrats Are Coming To An End”

Kim Klacik, a Maryland congressional candidate, spoke on the first night of the Republican National Convention on Aug. 24, 2020. The party planned a mix of virtual and in-person events in North Carolina and Washington, D.C., for its nominating convention after the coronavirus pandemic interrupted plans for a traditional nominating event.



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Big mess in Louisville. At least two police officers shot. Shooter arrested. Big protests. National Guard standing by. Federal courthouse closed a couple days ago as a precaution before the Breonna Taylor investigation released.

And what the result of that investigation? Let’s see ... DA says it wasn’t a no-knock warrant, city paid Taylor’s family $12 million, 10 times more than she’d ever earn in an entire lifetime, no murder or manslaughter charges against the police, no charges against the boyfriend for shooting the cops, multiple witnesses who were outside who say the police announced themselves, and 3 charges of reckless endangerment against one of the cops who apparently was shooting all over the place, some of his bullets entering neighboring apartments. In other words, no harm no foul pretty much, make the best of a bad situation.

And that’s probably cause for the paid and imported thugs to riot and destroy once again. Multiple arrests made in the crowd. U Haul vans seen delivering shields and weapons ahead of time.

Once again the enemy media, the Dem-SM, deliberately told the story wrong to create divisiveness and anger. You’d think they were actively working against the nation, against peace, against law and order. And you’d be 100% right.

Here’s a nice quick read on that very subject: Breonna Taylor: Yet Another Grand Jury Defies the Fake News Narrative

Yet again.

We have a nationwide Fake News syndicate who blow stories out of proportion and shamelessly distort facts to incite civil unrest and racial disharmony. A Black person dies at the hands of a police officer, whether White or Black, and the media narrative promptly becomes a lamentation over “systemic racism.” The streets fill with peaceful protesters. Soon, they are shoved aside by agitators, inciters, anarchists, and some paid provocateurs. Fires are set. Businesses are burned down. Homes are destroyed. Lives are ruined. In the background, the chants are heard: “No Justice, No Peace.”

I’d like to point out that this essay kind of mislead me too. I don’t watch CNN, so I really don’t know who Don Lemon is. A mouthy idiot from what I gather. I didn’t even know he was somewhat black. So I see the essay, and I hardly notice that it’s written by “Dov Fisher”, with a tiny B&W charicature drawing 3/8” high on the side. But under the title is a great big picture of some young black man in a suit and tie. Almost invisible, in a pale gray font, under the picture it identifies this person as Don Lemon of CNN. I thought it was the author of the article. The essay details how the media has lead us wrong, knowingly, purposely, on nearly every one of these situations for quite some time ( although he doesn’t mention the granddaddy of them all, the carefully edited Rodney King beating video and story ). The gullible and intellectually lazy are taken in, encouraged to act up, used as tools to create dissent, and then forgotten about. And when the situation gets to the courts, where justice is done and facts are revealed, it comes out exactly backwards to what the DeMSM has portrayed. Time after time. And Teh Stupids never wise up. They never realize or admit they’ve been played. No, their only reaction is that the justice system is rigged, and that The Man is covering up for all his peeps. And around we go again next time.

Gee whiz, wouldn’t it be amazing if the next time some black person was shot by the police, if the “mostly peaceful” rioters burned down ABC and and NBC and CBS and CNN and MSNBC and NPR news headquarters for biased false reporting? If wishes were fishes ...


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Meanwhile in Portland, the city of anarchy
... https://www.theblaze.com/news/portland-rioter-molotov-cocktail-cops Similar crappy situations elsewhere all around the country. Because we are all Louisville? Not even hardly. It’s engineered mayhem.

Portland, Oregon, rioter reportedly threw a Molotov cocktail at a group of police officers on Wednesday night as law enforcement declared the demonstrations in the area a riot.

Reports say that rioters also set fire to the city’s justice center. [ wait, isn’t that now the “People’s Center"> I thought they took that building over ages ago. ]

Demonstrations in the city continued following the announcement of a criminal indictment of one officer involved in the death of Louisville, Kentucky, resident Breonna Taylor. You can read more on the indictment here.

Following the announcement, riots erupted in cities across the country.

Since it would be bad form to gun these criminals down like dogs, why not get out a bunch of snowplows, up-armor them a bit, and use them and some bulldozers to herd these vermin into the sea? Even if a proper Lemming-cliff isn’t immediately available. Oh, is it 4 miles to the ocean? Better get extra plow trucks then. Some firetrucks to hose down the crowds, or the streets afterwards.




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bowling blogging We actually won one game at Old Guys League. And I had a bag full of epiphanies. I threw some really great balls during warm up, but my bowling for score was awful once again. I kept trying this, that, and some other dumb thing, none of which worked. The alley has these “entertainment monitors” between the scoring screens, which are usually tuned to the sports channels. Sound off but closed captioning on. A bunch of millionaire black guys where on talking football, and one of these “woke” kneelers mentioned the Breonna Taylor thing, and how the results were pretty much as he expected them to be. No justice, so no peace. And I got mad. I’m FS&T of this UNBS. So I took a splayed finger grip, index finger pointed straight in line with my arm, and threw my ball real hard. Ok, not real hard, but I wasn’t holding back at all. Good ball speed has never been my problem. And it zipped down the lane, revving like mad, went out to about the 4 board most of the way down, took a hard left, and smashed high into the pocket for a strike. Holy cats. So I did it again. Same power smash hit, another strike. Once frame more. This is working!!!  And then old habits bubbled up, and I clenched the ball, came around the ball, and screwed it up. Time after time.

So that’s my epiphany. I am a thumb squeezer. I have to stop this. I took a rough emery board and ground down the callous on the inside of my thumb. That helped a little, but not enough. I squeeze the ball because I’ve never trusted the ball to stay on my hand, because way way back in the early days sometimes it fell off my hand on the back swing. Embarrassing and dangerous. Sometimes in those days I’d be gripping the ball so hard my throw would go straight up in the air. But it’s wrong. It’s not necessary. Slight finger tip pressure, along with a firm wrist, is all that’s needed. I have to learn to believe in this and trust it. It also takes a little bit of strength in the forearm to keep the ball from rolling off the side of your hand. So now I know that “stay behind the ball” really does work ... except you do need to twist your forearm and hand a little to the inside as you finish the release. But no more than that, ever!!!  And “come up through the ball” using just finger pressure to make it spin, once you’ve completely relaxed your thumb or even flipped it out of the ball. And then the whole coordinated fingertip snap, bicep curl, arm lift motion to “answer the phone” .  And the ball revs like mad, in a vertical plane, and goes out, turns, and comes back hard. Skid flip. It’s what it’s all about, and now I know that I can actually do it. And I got there by NOT slowing down, by NOT going gently. Put some oomph behind the ball, and then let the ball do the work. Happy me.

Now all I have to do is practice this a few million times until it becomes second nature. And I think I need to do some arm exercises. Finger strengthening, forearm workouts, curls, shoulder work. I’m not as strong as I was at 23, and some more muscle would give me better control and stamina.

Another minor epiphany is that I have 3 different useful releases and at least twice that many lines ( throwing paths for the ball ). I think this comes from trying to relearn bowling from the beginning every couple of years. But I can do a “luggage throw” either Down and In or Out and Back, and a flat wrist throw with only slight rev, and a slack wrist throw too.  ( Not to mention nearly useless releases which generate a reverse roll or an accidental side spinner throw. And I will pretend I don’t have the “rare” skill of throwing a Gump ball, which slides down the lane without hardly even turning. ) And they all work better with a relaxed thumb. No kidding. Duh. It only took me 18 years to learn this. Now I have to put it into practice.

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rolleyes  LOL  rasberry crazy


September 22, 2020



Give Us This Day

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A crazy simple bread recipe that makes nice looking bread with a nice flavor and a crust that doesn’t break your teeth. Really nice crumb (air bubbles). Makes one smallish loaf. No fancy techniques, no artistic scoring, no expensive stand mixer, no fancy flours, no twitchy sourdough starter.

•  either 450gm bread flour or 70gm whole wheat flour plus 380gm bread flour. If you don’t have bread flour use plain old unbleached all purpose flour. I used King Arthur brand, which has more gluten and protein than most other flours.

•   375gm water at no more than 100°F ( this is 83.3% hydration, very wet, so this is another “no knead” recipe )

•   11gm salt

•   6gm instant yeast ( about 2 teaspoons, which is less than a whole packet of yeast )

Whisk together the flour, salt, and dry yeast in a medium bowl. Add the water. Stir it together with the handle end of a wooden spoon.  It takes about 3 minutes of casual stirring to get it evenly mixed and moistened. Dough will be quite sticky and very moist.

Tightly cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Leave it on the counter for 2 hours. Now either bake it, or put it in the fridge overnight or for a day. Chilling the dough, called “retarding” gives it a better flavor.

Dust a small area of your countertop with plain flour. Use a plastic spatula to dig the dough out of the bowl and onto the counter. Be gentle with it, don’t tear it up or smash it down flat. Slightly dust the blob of dough. Use the spatula to gently pull the edges up and over, forming a roughly round blob. I folded in 8 “edges” and got a mostly round shape. Use the spatula to loosen the dough from the counter, and flip the dough over onto the middle of a square foot of parchment paper.

Preheat the oven with your Dutch oven and lid to 450 for half an hour.  When hot, lift the paper and the dough into the Dutch oven. Cover and bake 30 minutes. Remove cover and bake it another 15 minutes. Remove bread from oven and let it cool.

recipe comes from here



rolleyes  LOL  rasberry crazy


September 21, 2020


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And I don’t give a rat’s ass what Ruthie’s Last Dying Wish is conveniently said to have been. It doesn’t matter a damn bit. And honestly, I think she died at least a year ago and has been on ice or a machine ever since, her DNC handlers waiting for just the worst time to make yet another “October surprise”. Surprise, this one is at the end of September!!

Anyway, Hillary is a hypocritical dog faced lying pony soldier. As if that’s news.

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Balitmore going red? After generations of failed Democrat “leadership”, what other options are Left except the Right approach?

Another Super Campaign Ad From Kim Klacik

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Kim Klacik, the GOP congressional candidate from Baltimore, has attempted to do something that Hollywood executives often try, but seldom succeed: make a sequel better than the first.

Klacik, who hopes to fill a vacant seat left by the late Rep. Elijah Cummings, the legendary Democrat, posted her first campaign video in August on her Twitter account, which propelled her to be embraced by top Republicans and interviewed by some of the most influential shows in the country, including ABC’s “The View.”

My goodness. A good looking Black woman talking common sense about urban renewal, school choice, trash collection, jobs, investment, etc. Put the charm back into Charm City.  And she looks killer in a nice dress. And in this ad, she get joined by a diverse army of ladies in red, who aren’t gonna take it no more. Great strategy. Rise up and do, build, heal, and love, not rise up and destroy, complain, and demand a bigger handout.




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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/19/2020 at 11:09 PM   
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/19/2020 at 10:52 PM   
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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





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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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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/19/2020 at 09:22 AM   
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eye candy, high plains edition

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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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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/19/2020 at 09:08 AM   
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calendar   Monday - August 17, 2020

Flowers For Algernon?

Leftist InstaHate For COVID Flower Cure

because Trump mentioned it

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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?



BIG FAT WARNING FROM MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING:
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.


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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

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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.

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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.


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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.


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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.




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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.


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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. 


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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. ]
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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.


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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.

Right.

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:

http://www.conservativehq.com/article/30722-kamala-harris-anchor-baby-not-%E2%80%98natural-born-citizen%E2%80%99-united-states

https://www.dagnyintel.com/post/kamala-harris-is-not-eligible-to-be-president-the-natural-born-citizen-requirement

https://naturalborncitizen.wordpress.com/2008/12/06/urgent-historical-breakthrough-proof-chester-arthur-concealed-he-was-a-british-subject-at-birth/


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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


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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).


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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.


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