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October 21, 2021

Did The Gators Get Laundrie?

What to Know


•  The FBI’s prime person of interest in Gabby Petito’s death, her fiancé Brian Laundrie, has been missing for more than a month; he vanished nearly a week before Petito’s body was discovered


•  Partial human remains, along with a backpack and notebook believed to belong to Laundrie were discovered in Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park by the man’s parents on Wednesday


•  The identity of the remains is pending forensic study; it’s not clear what if anything could be recovered from the notebook that was discovered near a backpack Laundrie’s parents say belong to their son

It is “highly probable” that the human remains found inside a Florida nature preserve on Wednesday are those of Brian Laundrie, given they were discovered near the 23-year-old’s backpack and hiking gear, the family’s attorney says, but the missing man’s parents will await forensic confirmation before they speak further.



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becoming truer by the day



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This isn’t an upper class problem, so maybe we should get used to it.

Um, no.


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October 20, 2021

Breaking Breakthroughs !!

From It To Admiral In One Step

Transperson Rachel Levine, who never served in uniform, is now a 4 star admiral.

WASHINGTON - A senior Biden health appointee who made history when she became the nation’s highest-ranking openly transgender official has also become its first openly transgender four-star officer.

Rachel Levine, the U.S. assistant secretary for health, was sworn in Tuesday as an admiral of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, a 6,000-person force that responds to health crises on behalf of the federal government, including administering coronavirus vaccines and delivering care after hurricanes. Levine is also the organization’s first-ever female four-star admiral.

The move was hailed by advocacy groups like the gay rights organization GLAAD, and health care leaders who called it a breakthrough moment.

“This is a momentous occasion, and I am honored to take this role for the impact I can make and for the historic nature of what it symbolizes,” Levine said in a speech at her swearing-in ceremony. ”I stand on the shoulders of those LGBTQ+ individuals who came before me, both those known and unknown. May this appointment today be the first of many more to come, as we create a diverse and more inclusive future.”

Levine, a pediatrician who previously served as Pennsylvania’s health secretary, has spearheaded numerous efforts to combat public health issues, including the opioid epidemic, maternal mortality and childhood immunization. A graduate of Harvard College and Tulane Medical School, she has also written on medical marijuana and pediatric medicine.
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Levine made history in March when she became the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the Senate. She was narrowly confirmed by a vote of 52-48, primarily along party lines.

Another “ tokin’ “ BS appointment by the FJB administration. That this it was once a pediatrician is frightening in a Catholic priest kind of way.

Stolen from Muldooon’s Library of Limericks:

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I am the very model of a modern Four Star Admiral,
Both masculine and feminine , and also quite chimerical,

I never had my menses, but I fight my fights hysterical
I stand up when I use the loo, my perfume’s atmospherical

I’ll very well describe for you, my matters urological,
I understand all genders too, both real and mythological,

About bigender theorem I’m teeming with a lot o’ news,
With th’ svelte and girlish figure of a manly hippopotamoose.

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Levine is most famous for moving his mother out of a nursing home just before sending thousands of Covid infected seniors there to die. Just like what happened in NY, NJ, and CT.

Obviously this is all about promoting the freak ideology. The only good news is that this “admiral” will never get anywhere near a ship, Navy or otherwise. After all, boats are for Buttgig, Secretary of Transportation, who once went for a ride on a fairy while riding on a ferry.


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Quickie Tangential Side Post: halfwit greenie to run Maritime Administration. No applicable experience whatsoever that could help the shipping crisis

And of course, filling critical positions with freaks and weirdos is no accident. Come on man, that’s the whole point. It’s not like they’re going to actually do the job; they have flunkies for that.

They’re doing a similar thing with the Maritime Administrator, because she is environmentally woke.

At least this one knows what a ship looks like. Heck she even was captain on one once, before the Navy promoted her up the ladder because of her vaginal qualifications. Still, she doesn’t know squat about logistics.

President Biden, apparently not one to be deterred from making unqualified nominations, announced Rear Admiral Ann Philips (Ret.) as his nominee to lead the Maritime Administration — “the [Department of Transportation] agency responsible for America’s waterborne transportation system” — a decision that’s now being blasted by those in the shipping industry.

Normally, the MARAD post is filled and the administration run without much notice from the public. But normally there’s not an unprecedented supply chain shortage going on that has turned some of America’s busiest ports — namely the twin ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles — into floating parking lots.

The “world’s top-visited maritime and offshore industry news website” — gCaptain — noted that “The appointment of Rear Admiral Ann Phillips comes as the shipping crisis dominates the world media headlines.” And while President Biden has taken “strong action” to address the shipping crisis, “each action however has been a misstep.”

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Philips has been focused more on climate change than shipping logistics in her career, making her a perfect fit for the Biden administration but woefully ill-prepared to run the Maritime Administration during a supply chain crisis. According to Philips’ biography, she previously chaired “the Infrastructure Working Group for the Hampton Roads Sea Level Rise Preparedness and Resilience Intergovernmental Pilot Planning Project convened by Old Dominion University.”

So I guess this means she’ll be serving under Buttgig. Ewww, that’s given me gross mental images.

If someone asked me to solve “coastal resilience” for rising sea levels, climate change, and limiting shoreline erosion, I’d think about it for a nanosecond and say “get lots and lots of big hard rocks and pile them up at the shore, then get 10 times as many any pile them up behind the beach lines.” Done in one.

And if the seas do rise a bit, you’ll already have a giant one of those coastal clam gardens that the paleos used to grow their own easy seafood thousands of years ago. Win-win! And extra clams means extra clam shells, and clam shells (calcium carbonate) are tops at binding up evil CO2. Win-win-win !!!


[ Gosh, 2 posts about admirals. I guess it’s a Navy kind of day, even though it’s not raining or windy at all. ]


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Fully Vaccinated Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas Has Symptomatic Breakthrough ‘Rona

Finds out after having a maskless meeting with Biden!!

WASHINGTON—Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday, his spokeswoman said in a statement.

Secretary Mayorkas tested positive this morning for the COVID-19 virus after taking a test as part of routine pre-travel protocols,” wrote Marsha Espinosa, assistant secretary of public affairs in a tweet Tuesday.

“Secretary Mayorkas is experiencing only mild congestion; he is fully vaccinated and will isolate and work at home per CDC protocols and medical advice. Contact tracing is underway,” added Espinosa.

On Saturday, Mayorkas, 61, joined President Joe Biden, First Lady Jill Biden and other high-ranking officials at the annual National Police Officers’ Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol.


At least Biden got his booster recently, on a specially built pretend White House set. How fitting. And I mean the jab, not the toddler chair with the safety harness and the tippy sippy cup. He already has several of those.


I hope Congress can spare Mayorkas some of the Ivermectin they’ve all been using on the down-low while making sure you can’t have any.


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Putting The Covid Cart Before The Horse



On Wednesday, the Biden administration announced its vaccine rollout plan for children in the 5-to-11 year old age group, noting that vaccine availability and distribution will look decidedly different than the initial rollout of the adult Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine earlier this year.

This month, state governors were told to expect to begin vaccinating children ages 5 to 11 in early November. 65 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine intended for the age group - a total amount enough to inoculate 28 million individuals - have already been procured by the Biden administration, according to a statement. The White House also added that it informed providers that, within a week of FDA approval, the vaccine (packaged in 10-dose vials in cartons of 10 vials each, delivered in a “newly updated product shipper") would be delivered to thousands of sites.

An FDA advisory committee is slated to meet on Oct. 26 to discuss the emergency use of the vaccine for children, with a ruling expected just days later. After that meeting, the FDA is expected to approve the shot for kids as early as Halloween or by early November.

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Study results from the infant and toddler trial are expected to come sometime in November or December.

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These vials can be stored for up to 10 weeks at regular refrigeration temperatures and up to six months in colder conditions.




So, let’s set up distribution channels and schedules BEFORE the FDA even gives this an EUA, which they will do BEFORE the safety trial data is in. Sounds like a smart plan to me. Isn’t this the same FDA whose panel voted 16-2 against giving little kids the jabs? Oh, sorry, that was boosters.

Interesting ... while this “new” stuff may or may not be labeled COMIRNATY, which is the non-existent vaccine that was actually approved, the Pfizer jabs have to be stored in super deep freeze conditions and only last 10 days in the fridge. But not this one. Really? So what’s different about it? I wonder what’s in the vials? Surely it can’t be the regular EUA drug from Pfizer. That stuff can’t handle being warmer than dry ice cold for long, yet this stuff can be kept in the fridge for 10 weeks?

Either the plan is to use spoiled vaccine or they have a new recipe. Why isn’t the media asking this question? And will this stuff be the actual approved Comirnaty injection or just more of the EUA stuff, or some new recipe that will need it’s own EUA?

But the big issue to me is that a distribution channel is being readied before the FDA makes the go/no go decision. But they’re a paid-for rubber stamp and everybody knows it. And they’ll make that decision before the trial data is complete. Yeah, that gives me such great faith in this whole process.

If you look at the numbers on the CDC site, you’ll see that 150 kids age 5-11 in the entire country have died from/with this since the pandemic began, while nearly 1.9 million of them have been cases.

That’s a CFR (case fatality rate) of under 0.008%. Which is also just 0.025% of all the deaths attributed to this, from/with (587,715).

There are almost 29 million kids in the USA in this age group, and roughly 6.5% of them have been cases. This is the lowest case rate per population group for everyone except babies.

As they used to say, “Is this trip really necessary?”


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October 19, 2021

Southwest Air Caves

Southwest Airlines told its employees that it will delay a plan to place workers who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 on unpaid leave if they haven’t yet obtained a medical or religious exemption.

PS: 81 studies show natural immunity does the job without the jab



For the wretched of the earth
There is a flame that never dies.
Even the darkest night will end
And the sun will rise.

They will live again in freedom in the garden of the Lord.
They will walk behind the plowshare
They will put away the sword.
The chain will be broken
And all men will have their reward!



But as Yogi always said, “it ain’t over till it’s over!”, and it ain’t over yet.



PPS: You do know, I’m sure, that no actual federal mandate against businesses even exists? This “companies of 100 or more” thing from FJB President Pudding Cup Call A Lid is just noise. The EO has not been written. It is no more than the ravings from the podium of a demented senile incontinent fool. He is not the God-King; his word is not holy writ.


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October 18, 2021

Do You Hear The People Sing?

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Seattle police cars were spotted with Gadsden flags hung over their windows before Washington state’s vaccine mandate takes effect.

“Some officers plan on taking time off to decide what they will do long term. They don’t seem eager to stay with SPD. Others explained that they are going to leave the SPD by the end of the year as a result of this,” KTTH radio show host Jason Rantz said in a social media post.

“Officers took these photos in protest of the mandate,” he added.


Do you hear the people sing?
Singing a song of angry men



Chicago Fraternal Order of Police president John Catanzara estimates approximately 3,200 officers are defying the city’s coronavirus vaccine reporting mandate.

Under Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s rules, officers had to confirm their vaccine status or be subjected to unpaid leave by Friday. Unvaccinated officers can stay on the job if they undergo semiweekly testing.

“The unofficial number we have is about over 3,200; so about of third of the department,” Catanzara told CBS 2, calling the mandate illegal. The police union head told the news outlet that the rules should be null and void because city officials didn’t negotiate with the union.
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On Friday, Lightfoot directed her administration to file a Complaint for Injunctive Relief against the city’s police union, accusing it of “engaging in, supporting, and encouraging a work stoppage or strike” after Catanzara urged officers to defy the mandate deadline.


It is the music of the people
Who will not be slaves again!



Demonstrators, which include Southwest Airlines employees, gathered at the Southwest headquarters in Dallas, Texas, on Monday to protest the company’s vaccine mandate, holding signs and chanting the ever-popular anti-Biden slogan, “Let’s Go, Brandon!”

Videos captured by investigative reporter Drew Hernandez show a long line of demonstrators outside of the company’s headquarters in the Lone Star State, protesting the mandate and holding signs reading “Freedom Not Force,” “Jab or Job: What Kind of Choice Is This,” “Support Gov. Abbott’s ban on Vaccine Mandates,” “No Jabs For Jobs,” and “Let’s Go Brandon!”


When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes!



As the weekend’s sporting events pass into the record books, it is clear that the “F*ck Joe Biden” and “Let’s Go Brandon” chants have become an entirely common part of American sports in 2021.

The Twitter account Old Row has done yeoman’s work chronicling the outbreaks of both the “F*ck Joe Biden” and “Let’s Go Brandon” chants as they ring out at sports events from coast to coast. The chant sprang up at the Mississippi State/Alabama game Saturday and the Braves/Dodgers game on Sunday.

As the sun began to fall, fans in the stands at the Mississippi/Alabama game erupted in a loud chant of “F*ck Joe Biden.”


Will you join in our crusade?
Who will be strong and stand with me?
Somewhere beyond the barricade
Is there a world you long to see?



SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A number of parents have pulled their children out of school on Monday to protest California’s looming COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

Hundreds of protesters descended on the California State Capitol on Monday morning. Other rallies are also planned across the state.

Some parents say they are concerned about the long-term effects the vaccine might have on a child.

Others are concerned about personal choice.

“The vaccine mandate I don’t think should be forced upon anybody,” said A.J. Fernandez.


Then join in the fight
That will give you the right to be free!


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Covid crap again, but at least I’m following the real science. Every step of the way.



Curcumin goes preclinical

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/354894341_Turmeric_Root_and_Its_Bioactive_Ingredient_Curcumin_Effectively_Neutralize_SARS-CoV-2_In_Vitro

Somebody makes an observation, then follows up on it with some research. When the research pans out, the concept can advance to testing it. The first step for medicine are the pre-clinical trials.

Of course, they’ve been using this stuff in India and China for several thousand years already, both as a direct medicine and as a flavoring for their food. But they’re not white, so the Western process has to be done to “prove” it.

My only complaint is that this takes a long time and costs a lot of money. And it was known about back when this whole thing started. Funny, ain’t it, that yet another supplement people take for arthritis turns out to have anti-Covid benefits as well.

Curcumin is an extract of tumeric root. Tumeric is in plenty of things you eat, like yellow mustard and hot dogs. It’s very inexpensive.

And of course there’s a liposmal version of it too, said to have a much higher uptake rate. And it does all the right kind of good things that can fight back the Covid, as this research paper from early 2019 (pre-pandemic) shows, even though they were only looking at it as a diabetes treatment:

The liposomal curcumin formula was demonstrated to be more efficient than curcumin solution in pancreatic function preservation and is able to reduce the levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines (TNF-α, IL-6, IL-1α, IL-1β), MCP-1 and RANTES associated with STZ-induced type 1 DM in rats. The decrease in cytokines and improvements of C-peptide level proved better for liposomal curcumin formula and acted in a dose-dependent manner. The efficiency of liposomal curcumin administration has to be tested in humans, as adjuvant therapy for type 1 DM patients. Any effort to improve the formula for a better curcumin bioavailability can bring this natural product closer to its use in clinical practice. Natural products therapies added to drugs treatment could constitute a future therapeutic strategy for diabetic patients.



So yet again the daily supplements I take been taking for years now have turned out to be Covid busters. It’s a nice feeling, being right.


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More “crazy” thinking on my part. It’s what I do.

The container shipping fiasco on the West Coast is not going away. It was coming for years, building up like a giant glacier, and now it’s in avalanche mode.  What to do?

Well, just across the border is Tijuana. A bit more than 2 million people live there. 52 miles south of Tijuana is Ensenada, population under half a million. Ensenada has a container port facility, but the coast is so built up that there isn’t much room to enlarge it. Tijuana is heavily built up, so there may not be room there either.

However. China can build islands. Everyone can build bridges. The Chunnel runs for miles across the English Channel. The impossible isn’t impossible, it only takes a bit longer and costs more.

From the surf at the US / Mexico border below San Diego to the end of the existing (and recently upgraded) Baja California Railroad where it crosses into the USA, is only 5 3/4 miles, mostly flat. And the first 4.6 miles of that is through unpopulated park land. Build a just-offshore deepwater ship facility, and put the containers on freight cars, send them across a newly built bridge, then across (or even under? [ use electric locomotives, build a nuke plant at the deepwater terminal to power it? ] ) the park land on a new heavy volume rail line, and connect to the Baja RR just 2 steps East of the border crossing at Route 805.

Once in Mexico, the BCRR meanders around the mountains a bit and winds up in Tecate. This railroad is not connected to any other tracks in Mexico. Extend it 110 miles eastward to hit the border at Yuma AZ. Or revamp the old San Diego - Arizona line, once part of Pacific Southwest.

My point is, China has 6 times as many container ports as we do, yet we buy 15 times as much stuff from China as they buy from us. Maybe, instead of giving billions away to our enemies, our beloved government’s Infrastructure Bill ought to be building some, ya know, actual infrastructure.

Whether the rail lines stay in the US or dip into Baja California a bit doesn’t really matter. My point is to get massive numbers of containers off the Pacific Coast quickly, and get them out of lunatic California by rail, because CA has effectively banned most diesel trucks that aren’t nearly brand new. So send everything to Arizona by rail. Frankly, I’d keep it on rail as long as possible, and just use trucks for the short hauls at the endpoints. Steady local work for lots and lots of truckers, and they can be home every night.

The solutions are there if you want to find them. But you have to look for them first, which means you might actually have to do your job as Secretary of Transportation, and come back to work from your extended “maternity” leave. Buttgig, at least long enough to hand the job over to some actual experts.


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Colin Powell Dead At 84

Another fully vaccinated breakthrough case death

Colin Powell, who served Democratic and Republican presidents in war and peace but whose sterling reputation suffered when he went before the U.N. and made faulty claims to justify the U.S. war in Iraq, has died of complications from a reported breakthrough case of COVID-19. He was 84.

In 1989 Powell became the first Black chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In that role he oversaw the U.S. invasion of Panama and later the U.S. invasion of Kuwait to oust the Iraqi army in 1991.

But his reputation suffered a painful setback when, in 2003, Powell went before the U.N. Security Council and made the case for U.S. war against Iraq. He cited faulty information claiming Saddam Hussein had secretly stashed away weapons of mass destruction. Iraq’s claims that it had not represented “a web of lies,” he told the world body.

In an announcement on social media, the family said Powell had been fully vaccinated.



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October 17, 2021

I hate being played.

CIA “Accidentally” Leaves Live Explosives On Louden County Special-Needs School Bus

Yes they did. It’s true.

I saw this as a link somewhere this morning (Instapundit) saying how the CIA planted C-4 under the hood of a school bus in Louden County as a training exercise for their sniffer dogs. And then some of the plastic explosive slipped, and they missed it when removing the stuff after the exercise. And then gave the bus back to the school district, who drove it around for several days (with special needs kids onboard I gather) before anybody noticed. Their solution to this utterly inept log-out/log-back-in materials handling screw-up was to write “pick up all the C-4” on bright pink Post-It notes. Seriously.

Given the current situation in Louden County VA, the school board there covering up two rapes in the bathrooms to protect their gender fluid philosophy, given everyone’s awareness that the government is beyond arrogant these days, and that the parents who objected to that are now “domestic terrorists”, given that the government has been bald-facedly lying to us 24-7 for many years and ramped it up even further with the pandemic, given that the “Whitmer kidnapping plot” was largely a false flag op, as most of the people involved were either undercover FBI guys or paid FBI informants, given that the January 6th thing was also largely a false flag op to push the government’s agenda ... it is a natural conclusion that this was also a dirty government trick that got found out. And then covered up, or watered down.

Some of the more aware might be wondering why the CIA is operating within the borders of the USA, which is not what they’re supposed to do. Or why they even have, or train, bomb sniffer dogs. Not their job.

But this actually happened in March of 2016. FIVE AND A HALF YEARS AGO.

The discomfort you may feel is your chain being pulled, once again.


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October 15, 2021


Like that M&Ms ad with Santa Claus ... he does exist!

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Hello, my name is Lesko, Brandon. Why is everyone cheering for me at football games? I mean, great, thanks, happy to have so many fans I never knew about ... but srsly??


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And now for something completely different ...

Itacolumite, the flexible rock

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Ever seen a piece of rock bend? Itacolumite is unique kind of sandstone that does when cut into thin strips. If a foot-long piece, a few centimeters thick, is supported at its ends it will gradually bend by its own weight. If it is then turned over it will straighten and bend in the opposite direction. Flakes a millimeter or two thick can be bent between the fingers and are said to give out a creaking sound.

The rock was first discovered in Mt. Itacolumi, hence named Itacolumite, in Minas Gerais, Brazil in 1822.



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Go capitalism!!

Florida: Come On Down, No Backlog At Our Ports !!

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - You may have been surprised to see bare shelves and product shortages in supermarkets, retail stores and even restaurants in recent weeks.

The coronavirus pandemic has triggered a global supply chain problem. As of Sunday, an estimated 500,000 shipping containers were sitting on cargo ships off the Southern California coast. Ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach, California, recently broke records for the number of cargo ships waiting to dock. Those ships are carrying a variety of products for the American market, everything from sneakers to toys, to toilet paper.

So, Florida is putting out the word to shipping companies that ports in the Sunshine State are open and ready for business.

“Florida is where your success comes in, and our seaports are the solution to ensure the cargo shipping logjam doesn’t become the Grinch that stole Christmas,” said Michael Rubin, President and CEO of the Florida Ports Council.

Florida leaders say California is no longer the most efficient way to move goods to the East Coast or even the Midwest. They say Florida is the answer.

“Why pay to moor off the coast of California, when Florida shipping lanes are open and serving as the gateway for getting goods to America’s market,” Rubin said in a press release.

Things are getting better in Boston but one new crane won’t solve the problem.

The port of Savannah Georgia is getting it under control too.

Not so good in New York though.

What’s causing all this mess?

The Green Nude Eel. Seriously!!
Covid.
China.
Unions.
Mandates.
Too much reliance on “just in time” delivery systems that shunt the storage costs onto somebody else.
Rising fuel costs.
Extended unemployment benefits.


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October 14, 2021


Out of the blue, and into the black. And then back into the blue again. (While staying in the Blue the whole time, until he got back to the green. Costs lots of green too. )

What Goes Up Must Come Down. Even Captain Kirk.

Bill Shatner, 90, takes a ride to the edge of space. Oldest guy to ever go up in a rocket.

Hollywood actor William Shatner has become the oldest person to go to space as he blasted off aboard the Blue Origin sub-orbital capsule.

The 90-year-old, who played Captain James T Kirk in the Star Trek films and TV series, took off from the Texas desert with three other individuals.

Mr Shatner’s trip on the rocket system - developed by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos - lasted about 10 minutes. The craft safely landed just after 10:00 local time (16:00 BST).

Those aboard got to experience a short period of weightlessness as they climbed to a maximum altitude just above 100km (60 miles). From there they were able to see the curvature of the Earth through the capsule’s big windows.

“Everybody in the world needs to do this,” the Canadian actor told Mr Bezos after landing back on Earth. “It was unbelievable.”

In tears, he added: “What you have given me is the most profound experience. I’m so filled with emotion about what just happened. I hope I never recover from this. I hope I can retain what I feel now. I don’t want to lose it.”



Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds, --and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of --Wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there
I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air…
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark or even eagle flew --
And, while with silent lifting mind I’ve trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.




In case you’re wondering, 100km up is what’s called the Karman Line, the border between the upper Mesosphere and the lower Thermosphere layers of the far upper atmoosphere. That’s about where the Aurora Borealis lives, so if you go past that, you’re officially in space. Well, according to most of us. Those cheaters in the US Air Force drop the title “astronaut” on anyone who goes up more than 80km. And to be blunt, the Karman Line isn’t “real” space, the endless empty frozen zero gravity vacuum with a rare hydrogen atom bopping along. That’s 1000s of km above the Earth. The Karman Line is merely the ultimate altitude any airplane could ever reach, because there’s no air left to give lift to the wings. That’s why we have rockets. Gravity at that point is about 70% of what we have on the surface.



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It is known, khaleesi. For decades.

Quercetin Is A Great Antivral And Ionophore

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https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2021/10/14/quercetin-improves-covid-outcomes.aspx

It’s amazing the number of diseases this stuff can help with. Polio. Pnuemonia. Hepatitis. Colds. Flu. On and on. Another case of natural ancient medicine finally being proven right by Science after all these years. And then concentrated.

For the “But Covid”, quercetin was identified as a potential spike protein blocker by the SUMMIT supercomputer research project back in the early days of the pandemic. Then it was found to be an ionosphore, a zinc uptake helper, when the whole hissy fit over HCQ was going on.

The thing is, quercetin is hard to absorb. Enter liposomals, a variety of methods of coating or binding medicines, vitamins, or supplements with fat. Lipids. Usually sunflower lecithin.  Your body is real good at absorbing fat, so the vitamins or medicines sneak right on in. Which is why you eat a bacon cheeseburger with some avocado when you take Ivermectin. This can raise the absorption rate many times; for quercetin anywhere from 12X to 50X, depending on the method and the mix.

The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is the cause of the ongoing global pandemic known as COVID-19. Based on the potential antiviral role of quercetin, and on its described anti-blood clotting, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, we hypothesize that subjects with mild COVID-19 treated with Quercetin Phytosome® (QP), a novel bioavailable form of quercetin, may have a shorter time to virus clearance, a milder symptomatology, and higher probabilities of a benign earlier resolution of the disease.

I think phytosomes fall under the liposomal category. Similar idea.

The downside to this upside is that the vitamin companies charge you nearly 12 times as much for their enhanced product.  My question is whether you can get the same effect, or something close to it, just by taking regular quercetin with some sunflower lecithin and some piperine. ( Piperine is an extract of black pepper, and works as an anti-imflammatory. People with arthritis take it along withe the coQ10 and the MSM/Glucosamine/Chondritin and the curcumin. )

Naturally, to get the most out of the ionophore effect of this supplement, you’ll want to take some zinc and vitamin C.


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Bowling Blogging !!

Well, we totally sucked last night. Even with TJ as a sub - the guy whose team fried my team in the finals at summer league - we couldn’t even make our team average in any of the games. And we gave 171 pins to our opponents. Who weren’t even there and will have to post-bowl later.

The other team wasn’t there, nor was another team that they bowled against last week, because one of the guys on one of those teams is suddenly in the hospital with pneumonia and maybe Covid. Aw crivens, here we go again. I’m concerned, because the guys we were supposed to bowl last night are the old dudes on the team I was on the last couple years. Guys in their 80s. I don’t know if the guy in the hospital is one of them. I hope not, and wish a speedy and easy recovery to whoever it is.

Old Guys League doesn’t usually allow post-bowling, but with this But Covid, we’ve gone through this before. We have a process for dealing with it. And that’s part of why I post on this shit so damn much. It’s out there, and it hits the people I know. So far it’s only taken out one of them, God willing and cross your fingers.


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calendar   Wednesday - August 19, 2020

Gee, Oops

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

NYC Ship Sinking, Rats Long Gone

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

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

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

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

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


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/19/2020 at 10:52 PM   
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The ‘Rona Song

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






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

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

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





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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

Flowers For Algernon?

Leftist InstaHate For COVID Flower Cure

because Trump mentioned it

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From the research study:

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

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

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

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



BIG FAT WARNING FROM MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING:
Oleandir is poisonous !!! !! !

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

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

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

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

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

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

OTOH, the Romans also used it to commit suicide.

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


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

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

Beirut DeBlasio

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

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

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

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

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

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




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



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

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

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

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

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

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



These riots happened at the end of May ...

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Haha, very funny.


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

Rhubarb !!!

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

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

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

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




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


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

Fauci: Voting In Person OK If Social Distancing Done

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

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

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

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

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


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

toldja so

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

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

And here it is.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

•  Sulfur is properly spelled sulphur.


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

•  The big long dinosaur was a brontosaurus

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

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


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

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


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calendar   Thursday - August 13, 2020

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

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

Les ancres ne sont pas les naturelles

( The anchors are not the naturals )

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

14th Amendment, Section 1, 1868

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

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

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

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

Right.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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

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

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

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


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

Walter White Moved To Holland?

Netherlands Cops Find Giant Crack Cocaine Lab In School


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

How Dare You!!

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

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

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


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