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Once Again, The One And Only Post

December 07, 2021

It’s Pearl Harbor Day once again. December 7, 1941. That was 80 years ago. There are only a small number of veterans still alive who were there that day. There are less than a quarter million veterans of that war still with us, of the 16 million who served. Many of the local news stories I found this morning run along the lines of “we lost our last veteran this past year”. Most of these guys were just kids at the time, and are now at least 98. The circle of life closes. We lost Bob Dole Sunday; he was 99. Senator Dole was not at Pearl, not in the Navy, but a foot soldier who helped free Europe.

David Russell is one of the small group of PH vets going back there this year. He is 101.

Right now the big emergency in Hawaii is that it’s raining. A lot. More than a foot so far, with another foot expected. So they’re dealing with floods.

Within a few years there won’t be any Pearl Harbor survivors left, and inside another decade or two there won’t be a person left on earth who was even alive during WWII. And the whole of it shall fade into history. Let us hope that the lessons learned there shall not be forgotten.


Bowling Blogging Miracle Post!

Wifely and I actually went up to the alley and got some practice in. We haven’t done that in years. We got there about when one of the daytime Senior leagues was ending, so we saw a few familiar faces. She wanted to work on her right corner spares, and I wanted to work on my release and consistency. It was a good day for both of us. After a little warmup she got a throw going that’s good for the 6, 9, 10 pins or any combo of those, and made 19 out of 20. I found the strike groove and was a regular machine, throwing a 268 game. This is the best I’ve ever rolled, either in leagues or on my own. I threw a 226 after that, which is also plenty good enough. So I was likely on track for a 700 series, which I have never accomplished, but it was time to go. So we went home and made a big pot of mega-chicken soup, loaded down with veg and 10 pieces of chicken. And I made a mincemeat pie which overcooked a little. Odd thing about pies, the pie dish you use makes a huge difference. Glass dishes cook at a different rate than aluminum ones, which are in turn different from bright steel ones which are different from dark steel ones. So you have to learn and adapt, but eventually you’ll get it right. Just like bowling.


Another Lawsuit Over Ivermectin Won, As Patient Languishes Under Ventilator For Weeks

“All Hell broke loose”

He might survive, he might not. It’s very very late in the game, at the point where even miracles need a miracle. 

But this shows you how adamant hospitals are, how stuck in the mud, how stuck on stupid. They will let you die rather than use a treatment that isn’t on their list. And they will fire any doctor who breaks protocol, as following the rules is far more important than giving the best possible patient care. 

If you needed any other motivation to have your own treatments on hand ahead of time, just in case, there it is. You can search up a tele-health doctor who will prescribe Ivermectin, or you can buy the agricultural stuff if you can find it.

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December 06, 2021

Yes, No, Maybe, No Mandate, More Mandates

Your daily Covid confusion. SSDD.

• ER Doc: Omicron May Be The Variant We’ve Been Waiting For

Dr. Omar Hamada on Dec. 1 said that the Omicron variant of COVID-19 may provide natural immunity without inducing severe illness, as the symptoms so far resemble more of a “mild, common cold” in South Africa.

In an interview with NTD’s “Capitol Report,” the emergency room doctor and former U.S. Army Special Forces lieutenant colonel said that even though “we’re seeing an uptick in [the] number of people affected, the severity of disease seems to be, at this point, minimal.”

“If the infectivity is greater, but the virulence or severity is less, this may be actually something good in terms of getting people immune to it without necessarily having to depend on a vaccine that’s not incredibly effective,” Hamada stated.

On Dec. 3 the World Health Organization (WHO) said that Omicron has been detected in 38 countries, up from 23 countries two days prior.

The Omicron variant has also been reported in 11 U.S. states as of Dec. 4, including 15 cases in vaccinated individuals.

One of the cases in the United States so far was confirmed to have recovered from COVID-19 and have natural immunity.

Being mRNA-based, both the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines trigger the body to recognize and attack the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus’s spike protein.

Because the Omicron variant has “approximately two dozen mutations in that spike protein,” according to Hamada, the effectiveness of current vaccines against the new variant remains to be seen.

South Africa has a population median age of 27.6, so these findings (that it’s a very minor illness) may not be very applicable to other countries with older populations.

• Omicron Evades Natural Immunity. Not Yet Sure About Vax Immunity

The Omicron variant of coronavirus has “substantial” ability to cause reinfection in people who have previously had Covid-19, a study from South Africa suggests.

The research, which has not been peer-reviewed, found people who had tested positive for Covid could pick up the virus again.

It did not say how the variant will behave when spreading in a highly vaccinated population such as the UK, or whether the virus can evade the protection offered by vaccines against severe disease.

The new study estimated that the risk of reinfection for November 1 to 27, when Omicron was circulating, was 2.39 times higher than in the first wave of the pandemic in early 2020.

In contrast, the risk of reinfection in South Africa was lower in the Beta and Delta waves than in the first wave.

The findings suggest Omicron could cause a wave of infections in people with some prior immunity.

The researchers, from the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), looked at data from almost 2.8 million people with Covid-19 who had a positive test result at least 90 days before November 27.

Some 35,670 suspected reinfections were identified among the 2,796,982 people (1.2%).

The authors concluded: “Population-level evidence suggests that the Omicron variant is associated with substantial ability to evade immunity from prior infection.

“In contrast, there is no population-wide epidemiological evidence of immune escape associated with the Beta or Delta variants.

“This finding has important implications for public health planning, particularly in countries like South Africa with high rates of immunity from prior infection.

“Urgent questions remain regarding whether Omicron is also able to evade vaccine-induced immunity and the potential implications of reduced immunity to infection on protection against severe disease and death.”

• UK House Of Lords committee: not enough evidence to support health worker vax mandate

The House of Lords Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee has published a report on the Department for Health and Social Care‘s (DHSC) proposed legislation to require all NHS staff working “face to face” with service users to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

The report raises several concerns about the quality of evidence supplied to support the proposed legislation and criticises the lack of clarity about how key expressions used in it are to be applied in practice.
Issues raised include:

• The lack of a thorough and detailed Impact Assessment to accompany the legislation.
• Whether the benefits are proportionate.
• Lack of clarity on key expressions.
“In our 10th Report on the preceding Care Homes Regulations, we said that if the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) decided to extend its mandatory vaccination policy, we would expect to see a more effectively argued case for it: unfortunately, the Explanatory Memorandum (EM) accompanying this instrument is just as superficial.

“DHSC has published a very broad-brush document they call an Impact Statement, but this is no substitute for a thorough Impact Assessment which should have been integral to the policy development process.

“We fully support high levels of vaccination, but DHSC is accountable to Parliament for its decisions and needs to give us a clear statement of the effect of these Regulations, the effect of doing nothing and any other solutions considered, so Parliament fully understands all the consequences of what it is being asked to agree to. This is particularly important when the NHS is already under such pressure.

“DHSC has provided no single coherent statement to explain and justify its intended policy, and this undermines the ability of the House to undertake effective scrutiny of the proposed legislation.”

• New York City Imposes Mandate On Everyone 5 Older

New York City is imposing a vaccine mandate for all private sector employers as a preemptive measure to fight a surge of Covid cases this winter, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday.

The mandate covers 184,000 businesses and will go into effect on Dec. 27, and it doesn’t give unvaccinated employees the option to get tested regularly, de Blasio said. They must have at least one dose by that date. The policy applies to in-person employees who are in a workplace with other coworkers, de Blasio said during a press conference on Monday.
The New York City policy comes after the Biden administration was forced to halt implementation and enforcement of national vaccine and testing requirements for businesses with 100 or more employees to comply with a federal court order.

“The commissioner of health has the authority to issue a mandate like this to protect the public health and his authority to do that has been upheld time and again,” Georgia Pestana, the city’s corporation counsel, said during the press conference with de Blasio. “The trouble that the Biden administration has run into in court doesn’t really apply here.”

The city will also require everyone 12 and older to show proof of two vaccine doses – as opposed to one dose under the prior policy – for indoor dining, fitness, entertainment and performance venues starting Dec. 27 unless they received Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine.

Children ages 5 to 11 will be required to show proof of a single vaccine dose by Dec.14 for those venues, the mayor said. They will also have to show proof of one dose for high-risk extracurricular activities such as sports, band, orchestra and dance by the same date.

Funny thing ... if federal mandates are unconstitutional, what makes this little commie tyrant just weeks out from losing his job think that city level mandates are legit? The 10th Amendment? And what if the state itself doesn’t have such a mandate, or has anti-mandate legislation? Remember how a few years back Philadelphia tried to write their own gun laws year after year, and they got shot down by Harrisburg (PA legislature and courts) every single year?

Yeah, so let’s force everyone to get a jab that doesn’t do much for this variant, for a variant that may be so benign that you want to catch it to get this crap over with, again. But prevent that with the jabs, so that actual effective herd immunity will never ever be reached. Genius.

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December 04, 2021

Bowling Blogging !!

So we did our best last night against a killer team. It’s a family group, and their low average bowler is the mom, who was out last night. So dad called up a buddy to come and sub, and he did, and he has an average exactly double what the mom has. So we were up against it. The other couple on our team had to pre-bowl again this week. And they’re weak bowlers who don’t even try. Together, they threw one average game, one just better than average game, and one terrible game (which “earned” them their 4th 111 score for the season we’re only 1/3 through, and that anemic 111 was the high score for them in that game. Sad.).

I threw one slightly under average game, one just over average game, and my last game came was 205, which is a good bit over average for me.

We lost Game 1 by 14 pins, won Game 2 by 179 pins, and lost Game 3 by 149 pins. But the 205 I pulled off in Game 3 was enough to give us total wood, so we split the night 3-4. Which is pretty good considering all of our opponents threw 600-650 series against us.

How did we win? Because the wifely was on fire last night. She has a 155 average but dropped a 227 in Game 1 and a 215 in Game 2. Outstanding. She won the pot for pins over average in Game 1, pocketing $27. Nice. She did great in Game 2 as well. But the pressure got to her; she was on track to throw a 650 series, which is outstanding bowling by anyone who isn’t at the pro level. And she choked. And choked. But her last frame was just good enough that she threw a 158, which gave her exactly a 600 series. For the very first time ever. And that’s quite an accomplishment. I hope she gets one of the little 600 Series pins awarded by the USBC. I ran her numbers but didn’t mention that if she’d thrown a 163 in Game 3, just 5 pins better, she would have had a series 140 over average, which would be good for yet another pin from USBC. Save that one for next time. With 2 solid >200 games and experiencing the choke, she knows she has the ability to do it again. Find that groove again and ride in it. Sweet. I’m very proud of her.


A Wedding To Remember

Bride passes out from dehydration, pukes all over the place, and then somebody’s baby craps all over her. Hope the honeymoon is better than the wedding!!

This bride went from blushing to barfing in a matter of seconds.

Wife Hollee Lynnea-Kolenda Darnell unintentionally put her groom’s “in sickness and in health” loyalty to the test when she passed out, puked and got pooped on during their wedding ceremony. 

“I kept trying to tell my husband I didn’t feel good and he thought I was joking,” Darnell, 23, captioned a trending TikTok of her mid-marriage medical mishap.


WHO: Omicron now in 38 countries, up from 23 just 2 days ago. No deaths so far.

You are being manipulated by fear porn. Omicron has been known about for several months already. While it may be spreading quickly, the proper assays to test for it have only existed for a few days. Once the whole world gets the testers, we’ll see that it’s already everywhere, just like all the other variants. No kidding, because this is what viruses do. Duh.


Micheal Yon: Global Famine Is Coming

Yon is the best and most experienced combat reporter on the planet, and has analytical skills that have let him see through all kinds of BS for years now, and read the writing on the walls no matter what language it’s written in. He’s adding 1 plus 1 plus 1 and coming up with 0 for a few years, just 2 years from now. Good time to start stocking up long term food, health, and clothing supplies, grow and can your own eats if possible, and gather the tools to hide and defend them all.


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December 03, 2021

Yeah, I’ve kind of taken a week off from the old blog. Needed a rest. Not that I haven’t been following the news; I just haven’t felt compelled to write about any of it.

Here ya go: a red fox was sitting right outside our back window this morning. Clicky 4 biggy.



We won 5-2 at Old Guys league Wednesday night. I had a good time socializing with the other team. We’re in the middle of the pack after 14 weeks. We’d do better if one of our bowlers wasn’t so reliably pathetic. Oh well, that gives the rest of us incentive to bowl better I guess.


So here’s a ton of links that have been clogging up my browser. The quarantine camps in the land down under are very upsetting to me, and the “no public transportation for the unvaxxed” edict in Canada only slightly less. That’s bad, but the forced isolation of the unvaxxed across many parts of Europe is also nutso. As is the insane overreaction to the discover of the nothingburger called the Omicron variant. Along with the idiotic redefinition of “elective surgery” to mean any scheduled operation. The world just gets crazier each day.

• ACE-2 laced chewing gum could stop the Covid in it’s first days. Great. But so can mouthwash, and even saline rinses.

• CRT and wokeness are not good for medicine

• We were right all along. But not right enough.

So here we are, 20 months into the most insidious agenda ever perpetrated, and it is now abundantly obvious that the “Conspiracy Theorists” were right. Australia is now a full blown tyranny; the Green Pass is a thing across Europe; tens of thousands of care workers have been sacked for not taking a dangerous experimental product that prevents neither infection nor transmission, leaving the elderly in care homes in a desperate plight; Austria has resurrected the concept of Untermenschen (subhuman) for the first time since the little moustachioed dictator; children are being jabbed with a product that has no health benefits to them and huge risks; and Sesame Street’s Big Bird is now considered a greater authority on mRNA gene therapies than the guy who invented the technology. Welcome to the Asylum.

For those who’ve been peddling the “Conspiracy Theorist” jibe for 20 months, give it up. Pretty much everything we were warning you about last year has either come true, is in the process of coming true, or in fact turned out to be a pale imitation of what is actually happening.

• Aussie newsbabes happily discuss the news about people who escaped the isolation camps. Most of these guys have been recaptured, and none of them tested positive. But they went back to the camps anyway. Because fweedom.

• Brandon ramps up the stupid as his mandates fail.

His travel decrees are slightly less onerous than what Canada just did. For now.

• Merkel goes Full Nazi in Germany, full lockdown for unvaxxed, pushing for mandatory national vaccination.

After all, she won’t let Austria out-Nazi Germany. Totalitarianism 101. This is a bad thing.

American news coverage of the protests and riots across Europe continues to not exist. Op eds that speak in favor of freedom and reason are relegated to the back pages if they even get published, and are quickly purged from social media for “disinformation”. You will have the opinion we tell you to have, or else.

• I’ll see your Merkel and raise you 10 Quislings. EU president pushing for Euro-wide vax mandate.

An Irish resister: “Responding to the EU chief, the President of the Irish Freedom Party Hermann Kelly — who was also Nigel Farage’s comms Tsar in the European Union before Britain left the European Union — told Breitbart London that “state coercion” and the “lockdown of dissenters” should be resisted.

When individuals were at the point of even having lost the right to choose what was taken inside their own body in the face of government diktats, it becomes questionably exactly what liberties an individual has at all, the veteran Eurosceptic said.

He continued: “If you allow the state to dictate what chemical or biological agent you must take inside your body, exactly what liberty have you left? We are witnessing the Chinafication of Europe with identity cards or mandatory digital certificates and it is becoming very dangerous indeed.”

“We need to reject this EU imposition and choose freedom instead,” Kelly said.

• Louisiana judge blocks national healthcare worker vax mandate. This is going to the Supremes, and even there it will be a crapshoot. Similar info here. The large business mandate was killed last week when court told OHSA to FOAD. Injunctions against federal mandate too. My prayer is that all of these mandates die a quick and fiery death.

• Cowardly Canada denies public transportation for the unvaxxed. Buncha hosers, eh?


Even more

That little shred of hope we had left, that our Charter of Rights will protect us, is lost.

It’s been a slippery slope in Canada, but today hits harder than any other authoritarian measure taken before.

So many people have lost their jobs due to vaccine mandates.
A student has gotten arrested in Canada for coming to class unvaccinated.
Several pastors have been thrown into jail for not shutting down their worship gatherings.

It started as coercion, with some companies are even offering a pay raise for getting vaccinated.

But now, this is force. The Canadian government is now forcing you to inject yourself or you lose your right of mobility.

• And the propaganda train thunders along. Here’s an example of the BS: Super Athlete Refuses Vaccine, Dies Tragically. Go and read it. And then notice that nothing was said about his hospital care, treatments, or anything like that. Guy was 42, in superb shape, got the ‘rona. Went to hospital, got stuck on a ventilator, died there a month later. Because hospital care sucks, and ventilators kill. But oh no, it’s because he didn’t get the slab jabs. Asshats.

• And finally, because I am beyond sick and tired of this crap, the doc who made the call out about Omicron says the worldwide reaction is nuts. Ok, she’s really only reacting to what the UK did, but in New York the kooky new governor they have shut down all elective surgeries in the state the moment she heard about the 10 or so cases of Omicron in Africa. How many needlessly died or suffered further due to her paranoid moronic kneejerk overkill reaction?

In the same vein, science is all about identifying things and their properties, then assigning them metrics. Learn a little about “T values” (transmissibility index) and that Omicron isn’t anything worse than usual. And less than Delta.

How about a couple of “normal” links for a change???

• The last public execution by guillotine in France was in 1939. Actor Christopher Lee was a teenage witness. France continued chopping heads, out of public view, until 1977.

• 120,000 year old Columbian mammoth tusk found on seabed 10,000 feet down, 200 miles off California coast. Tusk is in nearly perfect condition. More

• Thar She Blows!! White Sperm Whale caught on video off of Jamaica. No Ahabs present for this Moby Dick.

Ok, that clears up my tabs pretty good. Now maybe I can find other stories worth opining on.

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November 30, 2021

So I have computer, but can’t find anything to post about in most of a week. Ok, some stuff ... but none of it really gets me, you know? And after the holiday, the two of us just took a few days off to laze around and nap.


Buttigig is an idiot. Like I’m telling you what you don’t already know. Price of gas too high? Go buy an electric car. And maybe there’ll be a $12,500 incentive ... paid for by everyone else who can’t afford an electric car too! But they’re just peachy keen awesome for all those rural deplorables who have to drive long distances out in the sticks. Because an EV goes for maybe 400 miles and then needs hours worth of recharging. And we know that every hay bale or oak tree out in flyover country has a free high power charging station, right? And you can rest and relax in the back of the local WaWa while your car recharges, wasting at least an hour every couple hours, instead of spending 3 minutes at the gas pump. Not to mention that our national electric grid is already at capacity, so let’s add tens of thousands more electric vehicles, and rely on grossly inefficient, unreliable, temperamental, and super expensive renewable energy, when what is really needed is about a dozen modern giant nuclear power plants per state. I think Mayor Pete got the job for the same reasons Kamala Toe did (diversity checkbox plus turbo levels of stupid that make even Biden look normal).


Black Friday shoplifting and looting extravaganza. Why do merchants even let black people in their stores at this point? Lock the doors for the weekend, and sell all of it online. Oh, you don’t have internet? Too bad for you. Don’t prosecute organized smash & grab thieves. Shoot them dead on the spot as soon as they run out the door. A few tens of thousands of those, and the rest might get the message.


We took part in a 3rd Night Hanukkah celebration. At the grocery store. It was fun. Little kids dressed up in dreidl costumes spinning around and falling over on purpose. Free latkes (mine are better) and those jelly ring candies. We laughed, we cheered, we listened to the prayers, we sang the simple songs. And I remembered the words, which I’d learned in grade school.


Creepy touchy Uncle Joe’s mandates are falling apart. Courts killed the one for large businesses last week, OSHA got spanked and won’t be heard from again. The medical one has an injunction stopping it in 10 states in the middle of the country, you know it’s going up to the Supremes. And it should lose, big time. The points the judge made about the wrongness of the thing are just too large to overlook, no matter how biased the “conservative” SCOTUS might be. And with the federal mandate pushed back even further, as thousands of United States Marines refuse the slab jabs, as it comes to light that those in power - the Congress, the Senate, everybody who works at the White House, everybody at CDC, FDA, and everybody who works for Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson ARE ALL EXEMPT, not to mention those couple million new illegal aliens that have been secretly shipped all over the country to every red and white corner of the nation ... can you smell the coffee burning on the stove YET?? So let’s hope it all comes crashing down, that the panic stops over the latest moronic variant (moronic is an anagram of Omicron), and we can just get on with life. Eat smart, exercise, take your vitamins, and stop living in fear.

Naturally, businesses that have fired the evil unvaxxed will be up shit’s creek when it comes tumbling down, wrongful termination lawsuits left and right, but what did you expect? You don’t think this bunch of anarchist marxist usurpers in DC are going to stand up for evil capitalists, do you?


While our outdoor cat Ginger is still around, 8 years old and still going strong, there’s a new cat coming by. She’s an ocelot tabby, looks a lot like Sniffles. Only somewhat bigger. And pregnant. Ruh roh. Having kittens at the edge of Winter is not a good thing. So we feed her, and she’s a nice girl, but I hope she has a home to go home to.

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November 27, 2021


Beats the heck out of me. Guess the PC needed a few days off for Thanksgiving. Don’t know, don’t care. I took the cover off today, everything seemed connected properly, so I started it. Hit the F5 button a few times, and eventually it came up. Boot took a long time, got a ton of those messages and pop-ups that Win10 and various apps produce, but eventually I got my desktop back, and everything seems fine.

I’ll post this, then run a system health scanner thingy, then shut it down and try a regular boot.

If that works, I’m going to figure out how to put the thing up on the bookshelf so it’s totally out of the way of everything. Might have to get a couple cable extensions, who cares? I can’t deal with the machine having a 4 day hissy fit every time it gets the slightest bump.

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We survived Thanksgiving. No fights, house didn’t burn down, everybody ate and drank and ate some more. For 9 hours. When it was all over we put the food away, did most o the dishes, and went to bed. Today was for recovering. Lumping around, eating leftovers, napping. Should be back to normal by Suday.


bowling blogging!!

Our teammates prebowled for tonight, pretty much making average, plus or minus a little. So, fine. We played a real slow motion team, so even with ewer people we didn’t get out any earlier. Whatever. I used a low and slow slight luggage throw all night and rolled very well, which ley us win 5-2 for the night. i threw a 608 series, which is the bet I’ve done in a long time. Wifely was having a really bad time making her right corner spares, missing most of them. So I had to come through big time to get the wins. We won the first game by 6, lost the 2nd one by 11, and won the last one by 30, giving us wood. So pretty cool, and then home for more leftovers. still kind of tired but my hangover is gone now.


yeah, I heard. Another new variant, Mu or Nu or Omicron. Multiple vaccine resistant mutations to the spike protein. more spikes than ever. Came up out of Botswana, thought to be from an undiagnosed AIDS patient, Uh huh. Just in time to bring back the fear porn panic for the holidays. And while the whole damn world is closing the gates to all of Africa ASAP, Fauci vows not to do anything like that, because racist. He sure always works in our best intrests, doesn’t he?


We were blessed with a great mild day yesterday. Now we’re back to wet and cold, and now it’s getting really windy too. November sucks, but December will be worser.

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Back again. We have been doing housework and shopping for the last 3 days. We have moved all the furniture several times. I have hanf washed every glass tumbler, wine glass, shot glass, rocks glass, pitcher, decanter, sake cup, and platter in the house, and they’re ready to go back into the glass-front display cabinet. We’ve done tons of laundry, scrubbed carpets, washed windows, dusted and vacuumed until exhaustion. And there’s still 2 dozens bits and pieces to put away, and I still haven’t vacuumd up the ceiling spider whose presence irks me. So not done yet.

We haven’t had the news on, so I missed th ae racial hate crime anti-Christian anti-white mass murder and vehicular assault story up in Kenosha Wisconsin. I hope those two bastards hang.

A former blogger we all know has the ‘rona in his family. This just after we had a group email thread about protocols, early treatments, and vitamins, almost none of which he had on hand other than D3 and aspirin. And now he’s having to isolate. Please folks, have the vitamins and supplements on hand. D3 with K2 and magnesium to maximize usability. Take them every day to keep your levels up. Yet another study just came out proving low D3 levels lead to severe infection levels if you get this damn virus. I’m ordering some of that nigella sativa seed from Amazon today. Just in case. And maybe a bottle of that quercetin phytosome, super absorbable, will give you a big hit of this natural ionophore quickly, when you need to get a load of zinc in your cells right now. Not for daily use. Take it 12 hours apart from any ivermectin you might be taking. 

And if you do test positive, run to get the monoclonal antibody infusion. Lie about your race if you have to. Invent a comorbidity if necessary; COPD is a good one they can’t check you on.  Any of the monoclonals help, but the REGEN-COV from Regeneron is the best one. Wouldn’t hurt to find out in adavance what hospital around you has it.

OK, shower time for me. Then more laundry, more cleaning. And a spider hunt. Then I have to pre-bowl at 4 for tomorrow’s Old Guys league. No way I’ll have time for that.

If I don’t get a chance to post beforehand, a very safe and Happy Thanksgiving to everyone !!

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Lost this morning’s post already. I’m not good at typing on this tablet and keep hitting some wrong key with my palm.

So short simple posts for now, and after the holiday I’ll have time to mess with the dead PC.

We won 5-2 at Cheap League. I threw a 194 in Game 3. Good enough.

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PC problems.

Kyle Rittenhouse NOT GUILTY On All Charges

that’s all i can post. Every page everywhere will have this story, TV too.

I think I killed another PC.

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November 18, 2021

Nope, nothing from me today until now, just before bedtime. Been too busy. We’re pretty much done with all the T-day shopping at this point. Food everywhere. Menu planned, everybody knows what they’re bringing. Freezer and fridge here are packed. Half the housework done; next comes rearranging all the furniture. Oh joy.

Don’t ask me how on earth I’m going to fit in bowling the night before.


bowling blogging!

Wednesday night at Old Guys league was more of a “who can suck the least” kind of night. Terrible lane conditions; oil light and short, which wore out barely into Game 2. None of us could finesse the ball in those conditions, so it became a slam-fest with crossed fingers. I did Ok in the the first game, broke 200 in the 2nd game, and came in somewhat over average in the last game.

We played a team that was several places higher in us in the standings, but we managed to beat them in all 3 games. Not sure how much this 7-0 win will bring us up to a 57% win rate, and bring them down to 51%. And they were 4 places ahead of us. But it’s a big league, 18 teams this season, and we have a long long way to go before it’s done; we’re only 1/3 through it at this point.

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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.


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.


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


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.


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/19/2020 at 09:22 AM   
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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.


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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. 


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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.


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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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