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calendar   Monday - July 27, 2020

Another Swarm Attack In Brooklynn

10 To 1 Beat-Down In Washington Heights

Victor Martinez Medina chased the America dream from Mexico to Manhattan, only to walk into a nightmare.

Medina, 40, was knocked out cold as he and his 22-year-old daughter were pounded and pelted with beer bottles by half a dozen people [ watch the video: it’s at least 10, not 6 ] in a savage Washington Heights bodega beatdown captured on security video, police said.

Mugshots of three of the suspects were released Thursday by police in the July 7 attack that left Medina with four loose teeth, black and blue gums and no memory of anything until he awoke inside Harlem Hospital.


The one-sided assault on Amsterdam Ave. near W. 164th St. was sparked by ongoing tensions between the daughter and another woman in the neighborhood, a police source said.

The video captured a chaotic scene, with the two women grabbing at each other as several men fired punches at Medina while backing the overwhelmed father against a store refrigerator.
Santo, 39, said she was outside the bodega when the attackers bolted past her to target Medina and his daughter. As they fled the scene, the assailants snatched her cell phone just after Santo dialed 911.

The daughter “was yelling ‘They killed my dad!‘” Santo recounted Friday. “I was in shock. I thought they had killed him. He was covered in blood. There was broken glass everywhere. Oh Lord, Holy Spirit, I was worried they were going to come back.”

Police said the daughter was also punched, kicked and struck in the head with beer bottles during the assault.

Cops identified three of the assailants as Devonte Phillips, 21, Tyquan Dupont, 22, and Tyrone Lawrence, 26, while releasing surveillance images of three other suspects. No arrests have been made.

All three identified suspects had prior arrests in the last 18 months, with Dupont busted for petit larceny, two counts of criminal possession of stolen property and grand larceny; Lawrence for drug possession and aggravated harassment; and Phillips on narcotics charges, cops said.

It was another ghetto swarm, instantly packing the tiny grocery store. This is the common method; an instant army of violent ferals. It was a miracle this family was not shot, knifed, or stomped to death. Over what? “tensions” between two young women. Fighting over some brudda? Who knows? Time for the Medina family to move to Haverstraw, where at least they’ll have racial parity against the ferals up there.


For those from the rest of the country, New York City is a concept; several areas under one government, divided into five somewhat confusing boroughs, each of which has several distinct neighborhoods. The 5 are Manhattan, The Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island. Confusing, because Brooklyn and Queens are actually on Long Island, and Staten Island is actually across the Hudson River in New Jersey, although New York has owned it since forever. Manhattan is a narrow island, itself divided into many neighborhoods. Near the north end is Harlem, and north of that at the very top of the island, split by the highway that is the east end of the George Washington Bridge, is Washington Heights North and South, which is west of The Bronx. The Bronx is not on Manhattan Island. This story took place in Washington Heights South, 6 blocks - half a mile - north of Harlem.

Yonkers is not part of New York City, although it may as well be. It is in Westchester County, just north of The Bronx. People who live in the nicer parts of Westchester - Rye, Tarrytown, White Plains, Sleepy Hollow, etc - pretend otherwise. 


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 07/27/2020 at 05:00 PM   
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calendar   Thursday - July 23, 2020

another downpour

It’s raining again, unbelievably hard. And it’s almost time to leave for bowling. Of course!

Honestly, it’s hard to believe it’s raining this hard. I can hardly see across the backyard. Total deluge. There will be flooding. 


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 07/23/2020 at 05:32 PM   
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Take your vitamins

Once more into the breech.

Boost your immune system, don’t catch the damn COVID in the first place.

So many of these patients with the comorbidities have very low levels of essential nutrients that keep your immune system working.

Eat lots of grapefruit. It stopped the Spanish Flu, it could stop the COVID.

Different doctors experimented with different methods of treatment, some more novel than others. One doctor in Chicago had under his care 600 patients treating with a mixture primarily comprising grapefruit. Every one survived save for his son, who, ironically, defied his father’s orders and came out of bed so as to tend to his burgeoning undertaking business.

Clearly, grapefruit — rich in vitamin C, a great antioxidant, along with its carotenoid and limonoid components, phytonutrients — boosted bodies and immune systems against the deadly flu of 1918-9.

Get outside in the fresh air and sunshine. This same “open air treatment” worked with the 1918 flu, and was the entire basis of the tuberculosis retreats. It worked for jaundice and rickets too. Sunshine on your skin causes your body to make vitamin D.

It also turns out that some of the UV you get exposed to stimulates the immune system. So much so, that for many years a form of blood irradiation with UV was used to great effect, only fading into obscurity once penicillin showed up. See The Cure That Time Forgot. While this sounds pretty scary, it’s an example of “hormesis”; a little of it does the most good. This is a fascinating long read if you find medicine interesting.

Strong levels of vitamins B1, C, D, zinc, and magnesium can help. Gargle and nasal rinse with hydrogen peroxide. And of course, wash your hands constantly, wear a mask, and keep up that social distancing. All of which worked in 1918.

Read more here on other treatments and preventatives that are highly effective but get no media coverage at all.


All of this explains why I haven’t been blogging much the last few days.

I’ve been reading, studying, and chasing down things online. And this is totally my brother’s fault, mentioning to me last weekend that a large number of people who died in the 1918 pandemic did so because of aspirin. Say what??

TRUE !! Aspirin was new then, and people took it by the handful. Aspirin leaches your body of vitamin C and the nearly fatal doses they took caused the worst effects of scurvy to quickly occur: they bled to death internally.

Even if you ate loads of citrus (vitamin C wasn’t even known about for the next 5 or so years) the extreme levels of aspirin shut down the effectiveness of your white blood cells; if anyone was able to measure your blood levels for C, it would be normal but you’d still get sicker. So don’t take too many aspirins either.

The above link is to a long, rather shocking article, but Dr. Karen Starko’s original paper is even moreso, but is much shorter to read.

In summary, just before the 1918 death spike, aspirin was recommended in regimens now known to be potentially toxic and to cause pulmonary edema and may therefore have contributed to overall pandemic mortality and several of its mysteries. Young adult mortality may be explained by willingness to use the new, recommended therapy and the presence of youth in regimented treatment settings (military).


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 07/23/2020 at 10:43 AM   
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calendar   Wednesday - July 22, 2020

Birthday booze

So it’s Stephanie’s birthday today. Yay Steph. She’s 65. OMG. We’re going up there to visit and celebrate on Sunday, so I’ll do my weekend cleaning Saturday night. I’ve shifted my Thursday cleaning to Wednesday so I can do mini-summer bowling league. I think I like Wednesday better anyway.

It’s my brother’s birthday too, woo hoo. He’s younger than she is by a few. But we were up there this past weekend and did b-day then. Chocolate cake, ice cream, fresh sourdough bread.

I have no idea what to get her for a gift, but I think it’s high time her birthday got prominence. Everyone else’s does, except hers and mine. We always go over there to visit, and she cooks, serves, and cleans up. I know she likes to do that, and she’s a really good cook, but I’d like to give her a bit of celebratory respite, nome sane?

I suggested we get take out lobster, as you still can’t sit down to eat in a restaurant in their state or in mine. Such BS. And late July is THE time to get Maine lobsters. A nice 2 - 2 1/4 pounder would be perfect. With a few dozen steamers, some corn on the cob, blueberry pie and some blueberry muffins. Lots of melted butter. A real Maine clambake, hot coals and stones in a pit on the beach, layers of seaweed, and an old chunk of plywood over the hole. Rinse it down with Schlitz beer. Pure heaven. But no, he’s got gout these days, so no lobster for anyone. Crivens.

I remember that she used to like chocotinis. That was ages ago, easily 15 years. I know that booze is a bit impersonal, but other than new tennis or golf balls, what does she need? She gave up curling years ago, just after I found out where to get the big stone things they use. And I don’t think she does the off road bicycle thing anymore. I don’t think they go fly fishing anymore either. And Frank has a closet full of his fancy scotches, but what’s in there for her? So I’m thinking a broad spectrum chocotini kit just for her. Quality chocolate chips, a bar of high end dark chocolate, some Godiva liqueur, some Baily’s, a decent Triple Sec, a good vodka, Kahlua, white or dark creme de cacoa. Chocolate or vanilla vodka, or is that overkill? Because it turns out that there are as many recipes for chocotinis as there are for chicken. Infinite. So cover the bases? Who makes a chocolate shaver?

Guess I’ll have to find some beer and make pretzels. It’s expected that I show up with some kind of bread product. But I’m getting tired of making my 4 flour sourdough. And I’m not sure if an Entemann’s knock-off is the right thing. I haven’t made one yet, even though I have what looks to be a great recipe, and I don’t want to bring a first time bake anywhere, just in case. The pretzels I could make in my sleep, I’ve done them so many times. And they are world class good, but you have to eat them within a few hours of baking. Don’t know if the “newlyweds” are coming or not. They’re both retired now, so they can’t use the “we have to go down the shore every weekend to our beach shack” excuse anymore. 


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 07/22/2020 at 10:49 PM   
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Anarcho Tyranny

I’ve been waiting for this essay.

After several decades of speaking out against leftism, media bias, PC, thought control, cancel culture, educational indoctrination, and all the other forms and instances of radical leftism, Michelle Malkin appears to have reached her limit.

In case you didn’t know, the other day she and several other speakers were assaulted by BLM/Antifa while trying to speak at a pro-police rally in Denver. The event obviously had plenty of cops in the audience, and plenty more on duty to provide security. Yet when the crazed loonies attacked, they stood around and did nothing.

“To protect and serve” ... their masters, the ones signing their paychecks.

I think Michelle has reached her limit. I know I have.

The America you grew up in is not the America we live in now. One nation under God? Ha.  Land of the free? Ha.  Domestic tranquility? Ha.

Equal protection under the law? Ha.  The right to bear arms? Ha.  Freedom of speech? Association? Peaceable assembly? Ha. Ha. Ha.

It’s not “socialism” or “communism” under which we suffer. Our dangerously chaotic, selectively oppressive predicament is more accurately described as “anarcho-tyranny.”

The toxic combination of “pandemic panic” and “George Floyd derangement syndrome” has thoroughly destroyed the home of the brave. It is a paradise for the depraved and dictatorial.
Where do the police stand in this regime? It pains me to say it, but those of us who have backed the blue so loyally and vocally can no longer do so under the assumption that the blue will back us.

It’s rank-and-file cops who are issuing citations to citizens who want to breathe freely. It’s rank-and-file cops who are standing by while our monuments and courthouses and landmarks are burned and obliterated.

It was rank-and-file cops in Denver who watched as my patriotic friends and I tried to hold a Law Enforcement Appreciation Day this past Sunday and were besieged by Black Lives Matter and antifa thugs who had declared that their sole intent in invading our permitted celebration was to “shut us down.” I livestreamed the chaos as pro-police attendees were beaten, including the organizer Ron MacLachlan, who was bloodied in the face and head just a few feet from me by black-masked animals. One antifa actor wielded her collapsible baton just inches from me.
No cops intervened.

… the message is loud and clear. When push comes to bloody shove in end-stage America, under the rule of the anarcho-tyrants, we, the law-abiding, are the enemy.
Those in uniform sworn to protect and serve will turn their backs on us because their bosses don’t answer to the public. They protect and serve the mob.


They used to say that a conservative is a liberal who has been mugged. Malkin is no liberal in the modern sense of the word, never has been. But I think she’s been a believer up until now. And tomorrow?

None of this is anything new. We’ve seen it coming for more than 25 years, even if the term itself isn’t quite that old ...

[ 2004 ] We see the drift in this country, with the Patriot Act and its spawn at airports and in random searches of law-abiding citizens—all because our own overclass will not enforce standing laws against illegal immigration and does nothing to halt the transformation of American society by millions of aliens.

Unwilling to control immigration and the cultural disintegration it causes, the authorities instead control the law-abiding.

This is precisely the bizarre system of misrule I have elsewhere described as “anarcho-tyranny"—we refuse to control real criminals (that’s the anarchy) so we control the innocent (that’s the tyranny).

Because that’s easy. Example: Gun control for the law abiding, but do nothing to disarm the criminal class. I’m an elected politician, so I have to be seen doing something, so let’s pick the low hanging fruit (and hope nobody sees the backroom deals going on that are making me rich.) Nobody is really watching anyway.


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 07/22/2020 at 10:36 AM   
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calendar   Tuesday - July 21, 2020

you don’t even have to ask

Chicago: 14 shot at funeral for a murder victim by driveby shooters
Funeral goers fired back, drove off the shooters, who crashed and are arrested

Crowd then went out for chicken and waffles and the all-night buffet at Golden Corral. [ just kidding ]

At least 14 people were shot at a funeral on Chicago’s south side on Tuesday.
The shooting came from a vehicle that drove by the funeral.
Attendees at the funeral returned fire.

Cops recovered more than 60 shell casings from the scene.

I absolutely guarantee you that the funeral was being held for a black guy with gang connections who lived a life of crime. It’s a no brainer. And the shooters were black members of some other rival gang.

Because Black Lives Matter.

To white people maybe, but not to black people at all.


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 07/21/2020 at 09:01 PM   
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For Better AND Worse

At This Point, I’m Just Throwing Up My Hands (Don’t Shoot!!), SMH, And Walking Away

News article: COVID Tests Gives 30% False Positive, 20% False Negative.

This means nearly 12 million Americans could have the COVID, not the 3.8 million the CDC is reporting today.

The current CDC nucleic acid test kits for SARS-CoV-2 generate 30% false-positive and 20% false-negative results in the best state public health laboratory, Dr. Sin Hang Lee reported in a peer-reviewed article published in the International Journal of Geriatrics and Rehabilitation, an online journal based in Japan, on July 17, 2020.

Sin Hang Lee, MD, director of Milford Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory, the author of the article, re-tested 20 reference samples provided by the Connecticut State Department of Public Health Microbiology Laboratory Division to arrive at this conclusion, according to the published article. These reference samples were tested by the State Microbiology Laboratory with the CDC test kit and used as the standard reference to guide local laboratories to develop their own tests for SARS-CoV-2 in clinical specimens from suspected COVID-19 patients, according to the published article titled “Testing for SARS-CoV-2 in cellular components by routine nested RT-PCR followed by DNA sequencing.”

Dr. Lee is the first scientist developing a protocol to test the cellular components, instead of the cell-free fluid sample of a swab rinse, for SARS-CoV-2 genomic RNA.

1. Is Dr. Lee trashing the “gold standard” test used around the world in order to corner the market for his own upcoming cellular test so he can make billions? 


2. Is the “gold standard” test just rough crap, and has been since the beginning? WTH, it was designed by the CDC, who can’t seem to do much of anything properly. We’ve already seen that the antibody tests aren’t useful for much of anything at this point. We did see several random bulk public uses of them that implied the infection rate was a helluva lot larger than was thought though.


3. His testing sample is stupidly small. Run your research with 1,000 or 100,000 or 10,000,000 samples and we’ll listen harder. With just 20 samples, you fall in the “merely anecdotal” category.

While some may think that a 30% false positive rate is awesome, because it shows that the number of actual positives is far lower than reported, you can’t ignore the false negatives.

And if the overall testing effort is returning anything less than a 40% positive test rate, this mean that the adjusted number of cases is more than you thought it was.

When the percentage of positive results is fairly low, then using a test with a “30/20” error factor gives you a TON more actual cases.


1000 people are tested
100 tests come back positive ... therefore ...
900 tests come back negative

If the test has a 30% positive error rate, then take away 30% of those 100 positives. This leaves you with 70. Awesome!!
If the test has a 20% negative error rate, then 20% of those people are actually infected. So add in 20% of those 900. That’s 180.

Now add 70 and 180, and you get 250. That’s 2.5X as bad as you thought it was. Ruh Roh!!

As the rate of positive results goes down, the overall multiplier goes up. Inverse proportional.
At 8% positive testing, the error rate is 3X. At 9% it’s 2.7X. At 13.34% it’s 2X.

According to the CDC today, the USA is currently showing a 7.867% positive test rate, giving us 3,819,139 cases. If the PCR test does have that 30/20 issue, then 7.867% has an net error rate of 3.04X, which means the actual number of infected people is 11.6 million, not 3.8 million.

On the other hand, the number of people hospitalized, in ICU, intubated and dead (regardless of how you count the dead) has not changed. Shitloads more cases, same number of dead. This means the virus is not even a third as fatal as we’ve been told.

Whether this report is valid or not, I can’t say. I have read before that doctors are throwing around a “70% accurate” concept for this PCR test, which is kind of the same thing, so maybe it is valid. Whether this is by design or by hurried development, I can’t say.


RELATED: CDC says infection rate much higher than realized

< a href=""Far more people were infected with the novel coronavirus than previously reported in several corners of the U.S., according to data released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The agency conducted a survey looking at antibodies to the virus in 10 U.S. regions. It found prevalence was highly variable from one region to the next, but far higher than the reported number of cases across the board. The presence of antibodies in the blood is evidence that a person’s body had mounted an immune response to the coronavirus.

Yeah, but only recent immune response. Antibodies don’t stick around, but the cells in your body somehow remember, and can create new antibodies if the infectious agent shows up again. With several million things to get sick from out there, if all the antibodies stuck around forever, your blood would be thicker than asphalt.

And this from the CDC is based on the antibody test, which is only known to be ... not precise enough.

Bottom line: nobody really knows a damn thing about how many people actually have or have had this crap. And none of us on the outside can trust the death numbers. And nobody anywhere can really trust any of the tests. But wear your worthless mask and keep your business shuttered, because THAT helps.



Posted by Drew458   United States  on 07/21/2020 at 04:49 PM   
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calendar   Monday - July 20, 2020

sap be gone

sometimes the internet is right about things.  I had a bunch of sap drips on my car from parking under the pines. Rubbing alcohol took them off instantly. I used a clean microfiber towel, wet the end, and just rubbed them lightly. 99% gone. I’ve also read that a steam gun can do the job, but I haven’t tried that yet. And “claying” will get anything left. I don’t clay, so that’s out.

But the alcohol thing works pretty great, and it’s cheap. After I was done I went straight to the car wash around the corner, just in case alcohol wasn’t good to leave on the clearcoat for long.


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calendar   Saturday - July 18, 2020

Florida Can’t Count Right, As Usual

Florida messing with the COVID numbers. Who wants to be that their counting philosophy comes to them straight from Fauci and the CDC, and is used by most states?

Floriduh Still Can’t Count. Maybe They Should Get Chad To Help.

Guy gets killed in a motorcycle accident. FL tests the body, finds COVID. Therefore this is a COVID death. This is nothing new, but I’m glad Fox35 in Florida has the guts to bring this stuff to the front page.

An individual who was killed in a fatal motorcycle crash in Florida was recently listed as a COVID-19 death for the Sunshine State, according to a state health official.

The truth about the death was brought to light after FOX 35 News asked Orange County Health Officer Dr. Raul Pino whether the two individuals in their 20s who were listed as coronavirus deaths had any underlying conditions.

“The first one didn’t have any,” Pino said. “He died in a motorcycle accident.”

Fox35 asks more queations, and finally gets an answer from the state ...

In an effort to clarify how a COVID-19 death is counted, a statement was sent to FOX 35 News from the Florida Department of Health earlier this week. The statement said a “COVID death” is determined if

…COVID19 is listed as the immediate or underlying cause of death, or listed as one of the significant conditions contributing to death. Or, if there is a confirmed COVID-19 infection from a lab test – and the cause of death doesn’t meet exclusion criteria – like trauma, suicide, homicide, overdose, motor-vehicle accident, etc.

There it is in black and white. If you die FOR ANY REASON, and the test on your body comes back positive, then you’re a new case and a new death. Because money.

As I commented at Vilmar’s (where I stole this post from):
Reaching for straws, because they come wrapped in money. Bonus money for the hospitals, and federal funds for the states. Want to watch the numbers drop like a stone? Take away the financial incentives. Badda-bing, it would be over, overnight.


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 07/18/2020 at 09:35 AM   
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still here, just busy

Not much to say, just got too many things to do. We started mini summer bowling league Thursday. It’s a no-tap league, which we weren’t aware of. Whatever, it’s still some practice time before winter league starts. It’s being done with social distancing, which makes things kind of strange. But we’ll manage, and as time goes by (fingers crossed) the restrictions will lessen. Yeah right.


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 07/18/2020 at 09:16 AM   
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calendar   Thursday - July 16, 2020

Kentucky Controls The Mob

87 Trespassing Threatening Protesters Arrested In Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Eighty-seven demonstrators who gathered at the home of Kentucky’s attorney general to demand justice for Breonna Taylor have been arrested and charged with a felony for trying to “intimidate” the prosecutor, police said.

Protesters with the social justice organization Until Freedom gathered for a sit-in on the front yard of a Louisville home owned by Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron on Tuesday afternoon, news outlets reported.

They were arrested after refusing to leave and — having been instructed beforehand by protest organizers not to resist — could be seen lining up to await their transfer to jail.

Among those arrested were NFL player Kenny Stills, a wide receiver for the Houston Texans, and Porsha Williams of “Real Housewives of Atlanta.” Several of the protesters were released from jail on Wednesday afternoon.

Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman, was fatally shot when police officers burst into her Louisville apartment using a no-knock warrant in the early morning hours of March 13 during a narcotics investigation. The warrant to search her home was in connection with a suspect who did not live there and no drugs were found inside.

The shooting set off weeks of protests, policy changes and a call for the officers who shot Taylor to be criminally charged. One officer has been fired, but no charges have been filed. Investigations into the shooting are continuing.

Stills posted on social media Wednesday afternoon that he was “arrested for peacefully protesting. While Breonna Taylor’s murderers are still out on the street.” None of the Louisville officers involved in delivering the warrant at Taylor’s home have been criminally charged.

Cameron, a Republican and Kentucky’s first African American state attorney general, said on Monday that he still has no timeline for when his office will conclude its investigation of the case.

“We are here to hold Daniel Cameron accountable and make sure that he does his job, because he is not doing his job,” said Until Freedom co-founder Linda Sarsour.

Protesters were charged with “intimidating a participant in a legal process,” a class D felony in Kentucky that is punishable from one to five years in prison upon conviction. That charge is related to Cameron’s role as prosecutor of the Taylor investigation.

The protesters were charged with a felony because officers heard them “chanting that if they didn’t get what they want, they would burn it down,” Louisville police said Wednesday afternoon in an emailed statement, referring to Cameron’s house. “That was deemed an attempt to intimidate, persuade or influence the attorney general’s decision,” the statement said.


The protesters were also each charged with disorderly conduct and criminal trespassing, both misdemeanors, said Louisville Metro Police spokesman Lamont Washington.

Cameron said the protest won’t bring justice and “only serves to further division and tension within our community.”

Protest all you want. In the public square. Give your speeches, spread your word. Cool.

Go to somebody’s house, invade their yard, threaten to burn down their home, all to intimidate an official trying to do his job? You’re so busted. I hope every one of these people gets 2 years behind bars. 


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 07/16/2020 at 11:00 AM   
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Yesterday’s News Today!!

Been pretty busy around here lately, and I seem to get tired a lot faster than I used to, back in the day.

Bits And Pieces

Here ya go: Tall buildings are sexist. This is what passes as a college professor these days. Ignore the high cost of urban real estate, ignore the efficiency of multistory buildings. Nope, these things are built to celebrate erections. Whacko!!

You should have followed the process. UK removes illegally placed BLM statue after just 1 day. It’s a pretty good statue, although I don’t know if celebrating radicalism is a good thing. Actually, it turns out that Ms. Reid is just a person, one of the thousands who protested. But after the old statue of Edward Colston was torn down and drowned on June 7, she climbed the plinth and stood there looking all Black Power and had her picture taken. So it’s very symbolic. And, of course, by erecting the statue illegally, and having it taken down, more publicity is achieved, and the mantra of oppression and victimhood is enhanced.

I’m interested in how such a detailed and very lifelike statue was made so quickly. It’s resin, so my guess is it was either cast or created with one of those 3D printers, with data points collected by one of those 3D laser scanners. Or perhaps created by laser ablation of a solid block of material . Impressive technology, all of it.


Another college professor spying for China, caught trying to run away with stolen data. China is asshoe. So is Song Guo Zheng.

Song Guo Zheng, 57, was arrested Friday, May 22, 2020 as he landed in Anchorage, Alaska. He was about to catch a flight to China when he was taken into custody.

According to the FBI, Zheng was involved in a scheme to use approximately $4.1 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to bolster China’s research in the areas of rheumatology and immunology. Zheng is also accused of making false statements to cover up his involvement with China while working at multiple universities, including Ohio State.

I didn’t know we had any flights going to China, not even from Alaska. I thought President Trump put a COVID stop to that a few months back.


900 days running with no mishaps and NO CARBON EMISSIONS AT ALL . The Candu [ love the name. Can Do!! ] nuclear reactor works just fine. Wind power, solar power, tidal power just don’t cut it, and our nations have become too built up for any more hydroelectic dam projects. Nuke is the only way forward. We’ll just bury the spent fuel rods somewhere deep and stable, and let the radiation bacteria eat it up.


George Floyd Officer’s Body Cam Footage Released (view by appointment only).. Transcripts of two of the involved officer’s cam footage were released the other day. Floyd was stoned out of his head, uncooperative, COVID positive, multiple co-morbidities, overdosing on fentanyl. Still, the cops should have found some better way to restrain him. Always consider the optics.


Something to read, an essay of the obvious at American Greatness.

In a way never seen before, America has gone mad.

The Democratic Party, having left the likes of Henry Jackson and Daniel Patrick Moynihan far behind, is being steered by the ideology of Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio Cortez. It’s in thrall to a Maoist mob. It’s tacitly (and sometimes not so tacitly) accepting wholesale destructiveness. It’s in bed with the Black Lives Matter terrorist group, contributions to which end up in party coffers. While the party lets Bolshevik bullies get away with violence, it vilifies decent citizens who try to defend themselves and demonizes cops who simply want to do their job.
We can’t even be sure that the best president of modern times will win reelection over a doddering fool in thrall to our society’s most dangerous elements.


I smell a push for more gun control coming. NJ Governor Alarmed By Increase In Shootings

Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday he’s concerned about a sharp increase in fatal shootings amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Col. Patrick J. Callahan, superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, said the state’s fatal shootings have increased 19 percent over last year’s year-to-date number, rising from 84 to 100 victims.

He said there were 39 shooting victims within the past week, with 13 succumbing to their injuries.
Murphy said New Jersey is “not immune to what we’re seeing around the country in terms of this lethal cocktail of being pent up,” with people coming to grips with closures and unemployment amid the hot summer.

Murphy said New Jersey, like the rest of the nation, is dealing with the fallout over the death of George Floyd, and the country is showing anger and frustration over the lingering “stain of racism.”

“The cocktail could not be more challenging,” Murphy said. “You’ve got gobs of people out of work. You’ve got small businesses that have been crushed.”

Murphy said many people also face numerous mental and physical health challenges as they deal with the consequences of the pandemic.

“That’s almost an unprecedented combination of factors,” he said.

Meanwhile, movie theaters in the state lost their bid to reopen, while more states have been added to NJ’s quarantine list. Also meanwhile, the state is investigating a fatal police shooting. Suicide by cop, the Morristown police had to shoot a guy who had sliced himself and was threatening his mother with a gun. OK, it was an Airsoft gun, but those things look totally real. Especially if you paint over the orange band.

The man fatally shot by police on Tuesday in Morris Township was brandishing an “airsoft” pistol that resembled a Beretta firearm, the state Attorney General’s Office said on Wednesday.

Timothy O’Shea, 24, died at 5:41 pm at Morristown Medical Center, according to a statement from authorities.

Police from Morris Township, Morris Plains and Morristown had responded to a 911 call at 4:14 pm reporting a domestic disturbance on Fairchild Avenue. The caller said a person at the residence had cut himself and had a gun.

“Uniformed officers of the three police departments responded to the residence on Fairchild Avenue where Timothy O’Shea lived. Upon arrival, officers encountered the 911 caller and took that person into safety.

“Shortly after, at approximately 4:19 p.m., officers encountered Timothy O’Shea, who was holding a pistol and bleeding. During the encounter, one officer fired his weapon, striking Mr. O’Shea,” the statement said.

Police rendered medical aid until EMS personnel arrived to transport him to the hospital. The pistol that was in O’Shea’s hand was a replica Beretta 9mm airsoft pistol, according to the Attorney General’s Office.

Replica airsoft pistols resemble the real thing, but they fire plastic projectiles. Airsoft weapons use a gas propellant and are similar to BB guns, but their less-harmful ammunition has made them popular for target practice, war games, and police- and military training.

By federal law, imitations of real guns are required to have orange-colored plugs on their barrels to set them apart. It was not immediately clear if this weapon had such a marking.

There was no riot, no protest, and the story hardly made even the local news, because O’Shea was white. Tru dat!


Meanwhile, way down the shore in Wildwood Nj, an obviously edited Rodney King style video is getting people upset. He dindu nuttin, as usual. But the end of the vid does look like police abuse.


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calendar   Tuesday - July 14, 2020

Oops They Did It Again

Another big oil spill in that northern Russia. This time it was jet fuel.

another major oil spill on Taymyr tundra

44.5 tons of jet fuel “leaked” from a storage tank in 15 minutes. Jet fuel weighs 6.8lb/gal, so we’re talking about 13,089 gallons. A “leak” flowing 873 gallons per minute, which is more than a 6” diameter pipe can flow.

The emergency situation appeared in the village of Tukhar when a pipeline ruptured and about 44,5 tons of fuel leaked into the ground.

The village is located near the Bolshaya Kheta, a side river to the great Yenisey.

According to Norilsktransgaz, a subsidiary of mining and metals company Nornickel, the leak took place on the 12th July and lasted only 15 minutes. Emergency services were quickly on site and managed to halt the spill. There is no health hazards for locals in the area, the company informs.

There are now taken all possible measures on the collection of the spilled oil products. No information is provided by the company about possible spills to the local waterways.

The accident happen only few weeks after another subsidiary of Nornickel, the Norilsk-Taymyr Energy Company, saw more than 20,000 tons of diesel oil leak into the local soils and waters.

The spill came as the ground under a major fuel reservoir sunk and subsequently ruined the foundation of the installation. It is the melting permafrost in the area that is believed to be the underlying reason for the catastrophe.

This is central northern Russia. Tukhar is about 400 miles south of the Kara Sea, and about 1400 miles east of Finland.

Sure, blame global warming. Or blame shortsighted engineering that didn’t account for the permafrost ever softening. Like northern Canada, most of northern Russia is permafrost, which means it’s water logged ground, frozen solid. The ancient glaciers didn’t go anywhere, they just melted in place. It’s swamp land, minus the alligators.


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Lies, Damn Lies, And Statistics

CDC appears to be fudging the COVID death numbers AGAIN

“New to us” is not the same as “new”. There can be quite a bit of lag time in collecting the COVID death data because it comes from so many sources. It looks like the CDC is taking recently received death data from some weeks ago and adding it to their “new” death count, instead of adjusting the old numbers. This creates an artificial, misleading spike, or at least amplifies any recent spike considerably.


my very rough and hypothetical graph that illustrates the situation


the accurate and more complex graph

Twitter user Kyle Lamb put together a chart showing the number of deaths reported by the Coronavirus Tracking Project linked to the China coronavirus.
The results of his work show that the CTP is adding deaths each week from prior periods that make the current period death totals appear greater than they really are and some of these additions are very suspect.
The number of deaths reported publicly come from the Covid Tracking Project.
In a typical mortality table you should see a few deaths being reported in week one and many more in the following few weeks but then the number of deaths reported that occurred during a specific week decrease as time goes by.  After a few weeks this lag in reporting diminishes and eventually all deaths are reported.  This is typical in the insurance industry where the industry accounts for deaths being reported on a consistent rate over time with very few claims reported after a few months from the date of event (i.e. the date someone died).  This may seem morbid to those not in the insurance industry but this is how it is done.  Rarely are there jumps in reporting in prior periods unless something odd is going on (e.g. fraud).

What Kyle Lamb shows in his analysis is that the CDC is reporting deaths on a weekly basis.  Many of the deaths are reported in the first few weeks after the death occurred

Another individual took the data from the CDC used by Kyle Lamb and created a chart showing anomalies in CDC reporting.  During this past week, the number of deaths reported included deaths from April which were suddenly reported this week.

Data reported by the CDC indicates that the China coronavirus reached its peak in mortality in April.  The number deaths reported this past week included thousands of deaths from April.  The CDC doesn’t share that the deaths reported in a given week include deaths from months ago.

There are several other charts at the link, but unless you’re a spreadsheet wizard they are difficult to understand. While there may be some kind of death spike going on right now, tacking on old numbers that you just got hold of as if they were new numbers is disingenuous. The CDC should know better. Doing it this wrong way smells like politics.


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