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July 25, 2020

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Jane

~All alone am I~~~~~~

GUS

I can't wait until these FREAKS ask for money to rebuild their shit hole.

Captain Hate

Read this thread. The NYT seems a bit upset this morning that a twitter sleuth properly identified Christopher Steele's Primary Sub-Source (PSS) and his sources and the PSS turns out to be a part-time Brookings Institute hump and fired of Fiona Hill.

https://tinyurl.com/y4lnb53d

Team Lawfare is also having a meltdown this morning.

Good times.
Posted by: JackStraw at July 25, 2020 11:24 AM (ZLI7S)

Jane

Excellent ruling for Trump! Get crackin' Feds!

Anyone know anyone who lives in Portland?

Captain Hate

Did anyone here notice that Judy Dyble, original singer in Fairport Convention, died on the 12th?

Captain Hate

Peter Green RIP

Rocco

Peter,

That was awesome! 130 piano's all in sync, just beautiful.

Narciso

Source 3, olga galkina lives in limmasol where burisma is incorporated

Extraneus

It was a win for Trump either way. If the ruling had gone the other way, normals would have been livid, and Trump could have shoved the riot video down the judge's throat, like he did to Roberts this morning with the church ruling.

Captain Hate

Peter Green

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-C6p-GwHfA

Dave (in MA)

I know her as the original singer from King Crimson, then going by the name Giles, Giles and Fripp. https://youtu.be/bfqXh5s4t4k

Narciso

I related how this all seemed an update of 'our man in havana' with steele as alec guinnesses part

Melinda

Christopher F. Rufo
@realchrisrufo
Seattle is quickly moving forward with its plan to "abolish prisons."

I've received a trove of leaked documents from within the King County Executive's Office claiming that the justice system is a "white supremacist institution" that must be dismantled.

It's explosive. 🧵

https://twitter.com/realchrisrufo/status/1286816967010050048

That's a must read thread on the schemes in the pipeline, where Seattle's going to get it first, good and hard.

Extraneus

Christian Charity Loses Access to Banking After LGBT Activists Campaign

They'd never do this to a Muslim organization, because Muslims defend their religion. Christian churches aren't even willing to defy lockdown orders.

peter

Thank you very much, Rocco, the conductor and coordinator of that project is the co-owner of the piano store in Philadelphia where I bought my piano 16 years ago.

Rocco

I can't imagine the work it took technically speaking, to get 130 pianos all playing in sync from remote locations. Bravo!

It was at he end of the last thread so here it is for those who missed it. Check it out

And now for something completely different, I recently participated in this piano orchestra collaboration: The music starts at 37 minutes or so into the video. I played a part called "Debussy 4."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y01MW7I4kUk

Posted by: peter | July 25, 2020 at 12:07 PM

boris

Heh, back in the 70's we did that Peter Green song "Oh Well". The only song the bass player would sing. 'Course he looked like the words in the song too.

boris

I can't sing, I aint pretty and my legs are thin.
But don't ask me what I think of you, I might not give the answer that you want me to.

boris

RIP

Jane

Rocco, Peter, that was great! I don't get it tho, is there more than one piano playing?

Captain Hate

The anti AOC

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_fepz5kGxXY

rse

The simultaneous demonstrations in Louisville by the Atlanta-based 'Not F*****g Around Coaltion' (whose members are seen above in Louisville on Saturday) and the right-wing 'Three Percenters' organization are taking place a day after some 76 protesters were arrested on Friday. The scores of Black Lives Matter demonstrators were demanding the arrest of the Louisville police officers involved in the fatal shooting of 26-year-old EMT Breonna Taylor. 'Once it gets to that point where it looks like the government is non-responsive to the will of the people, the Constitution says to [form a] militia to address the grievances of the people,' NFAC head Grand Master Jay told WDRB-TV.

is being hyped as Showdown in Louisville or would be if the media wasn't busy showing various Lewis services.

lyle

Anyone know anyone who lives in Portland?

Yes. Several. All big progtards. (Getting good and hard.)

rse

I have some long time ISC readers who email me offline and they say Portland has become a very frightening, dysfunctional place to be.

I went to a farmers market this morning in ATL and saw some boarded up left over from the rioting here. Very jarring to see. Cannot imagine f it was still going on for almost two months.

MissMarple2

Melinda,

I almost think they are trying to drive everyone out of Washington State.

Ralph L

Did anyone understand the "Deep Thoughts" cartoon in Powerline's WIP? Also, it says 412 responses, but there are zero comments.

rse

British Columbia, Oregon, and wash state all get grouped together in regional visions of sustainability under the name--"Cascadia".

Jane

Do any of our Texas people live near the hurricane?

lyle

I have several friends who have grown children who live in Portland. These young people swallow whole all the commie propaganda. It used to be a beautiful city. Effem

lyle

I want to know why Lucy was calling her brother Linus Charlie Brown, Ralph L, in today’s TWIP.

lyle

Good little progtard knocked on the door 20 minutes ago doing the US Census. Inquiring about the genders of the people in our household, she told me aside that the trans people, “just love it when they are recognized as trans.” 🤨

MissMarple2

Catherine Herridge thread about foreign election meddling, with a reference to a statement by dni.gov, and additional information from commenters:

https://twitter.com/CBS_Herridge/status/1287016440512557056

Formatted or compiled thread, easier to read but without any reader comments:

https://threader.app/thread/1287016437740118016


Captain Hate

WNBA teams walk out of arena as national anthem is played.

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One can't help but note that they have no problem converting their checks into American dollars.
Posted by: Charles Darwin - Stop acting white at July 25, 2020 01:52 PM (TX63G)

Considering they're 100% subsidized by the NBA, this might be the patriarchy demanding submission.

Neo

Apparently Sprite-Zero is only available in 2-liter bottles in SE PA

Rocco

Jane,

I may be wrong but I think they all had different parts to play with many segments having several players playing similar parts. But to coordinate each player to pipe in at the precise time in sync with everyone else I find amazing.

MissMarple2

Jane,

mike_in_houston, is the only one I can think of.

Narciso

Glenda lives in galveston. Sue lives in dallas which is some ways apart

Narciso


Dejavu


https://m.jpost.com/arab-israeli-conflict/the-hijackers-of-entebbe-the-full-story-636042

peter

Yes, Jane, it's a hundred and thirty piano players playing different parts. The conductor, Hugh Sung, sent us software with the sheet music for each part, and he conducted it. I listened to his directions on my phone with headphones while he conducted. My son, on a different phone, videotaped my part. Everyone sent in their videos over a one month period. Then Hugh mixed all of them using some kind of zoom software. Took Hugh over a month to do that, and I can't imagine how long it took him to write the parts.

peter

Lyle @ 2:04, Linus was transitioning to Charlie Brown.

Jane

Wow Peter, it was fantastic!

Narciso

Excellent peter.

Momto2

Very impressive, Peter!

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Peter Green, such an interesting guy.
Nice vid.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

cathyf (back thread): "somebody posted the UCSF Grand Rounds video about a week ago, which had a discussion of reopening schools. One of the anecdotes that they threw out was that after the schools reopened in France, there was a high school student who got regular flu and the CCPv at the same time. They found that she HAD infected several at the high school with the regular flu, but did not Infect anyone with the CCPv.

I’ve searched but can’t find any other reference to this— has anyone found a proper reference?"

I think that's one I posted.
But, no. Not aware of a secondary reference to that story.

Momto2

"Children may even act as a brake on infection," Berner told a news conference, saying infections in schools had not led to an outbreak, while the spread of the virus within households was also less dynamic than previously thought.

https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2020-07-13/german-study-shows-low-coronavirus-infection-rate-in-schools

Momto2

Meant to add this isn't about the French study but seems consistent with others that show opening the schools is a good thing.

(You'd never know from reading my local FB page. People are not even happy with having a choice - they insist that *everyone* must stay home!)

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

On the topic of WuFlu, I got this link in email.
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2768926

It talks about 4 young men in Europe (2 pairs of brothers) who got severe Covid (1 died, I think all 4 were on ventilators).
Researchers did full genetic analysis of the men to look for clues, I think esp because of they were young or young-ish.

In my county the F/M ratio of cases is equal (50.1 Female, 49.9 Male). But deaths are definitely skewed: 55/45 with men harder hit.

The JAMA article is pretty dense or maybe I am pretty dense but I think a point they are making is that people with certain genetic sequences could be more at risk. Also, if they are men and the key sequence is on the X chromosome the men might be more at risk because they only have one X chromosome.

OK, that was a huge lead up, but for cathyf, Ext, DrJ or other theoretically inclined person ... if something depended on an X chromosome gene, would that 55/45 ratio make sense? If a woman had 2 Xs, thus 2 alleles while a man had only 1 copy, what ratio of different outcomes would be "expected"? But perhaps it would also (or mostly) depend on how common the mutation/genetic-sequence was.

henry

State of WI, gender deaths are 54 M, 46 F, while cases are 48 M 52 F.

More stats for Jim_sv’s concept.

Ralph L

Regis Philbin dead at 88.

Momto2

Love the term "Maskerade!"


https://www.conservativereview.com/news/horowitz-exposing-maskerade-questions-every-american-asking-indefinite-mask-mandates/

lyle

Reminds me of some 30 years ago Letterman was on MNF with the old crew of Frank Gifford et al. Letterman says on-air, “Hey, Frank, Regis just called me from your house and wants to know where you keep the booze.” 😆

RIP

James D.

Regis Philbin dead at 88.

He was "only" 88?

Jack Lillywhite

Well, Peter, you know how to get into Carnegie Hall? Practice🎼🎹

Captain Hate

Did anyone see the twitter clip of Sundown snapping with "Who is this guy?" at an interviewer before his handlers made the screen go black? I know the donks have nobody that can run who is it all palatable to the public so why don't they let The Beast waddle out one last time and humiliate herself again and try to develop someone presently unknown ?

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

peter's piano vid is impressive!
What's the time stamp when we can see him LOL?
World's longest intro. Music starts about 38:00.
The "outro" is about 12 min too. So don't be too worried to see the YouTube is 57 min.

henry

CH, at least put the Beast in the VP slot for “gravitas” (or extra gravity via curb dive)?

sbwaters

Anyone getting abrasive bullying texts from the NRCC?

"We texted you TWICE. Why did you let your 500% Trump House Patriot match expire AGAIN? We'll give you 1 more chance. 500% match for 1 HR [and then a link to nrcc.news/xxxxx where the xxxxx took you to a particular page.]"

I have received a couple. I thought they had to be Democrat dirty tricks.

I have since discovered you can text 586-06 with the word STOP as the message.

They come back that I have been opted out of the program and will not receive any more messages.

If I do continue, I'll ask the FCC to look in to it.

jimmyk

I also saw something about a study of two European countries, one with opened schools and one not. The number of teachers who got COVID was higher in the one with closed schools. Could be other factors at work, but this is what so many people can’t comprehend: that closing one thing down doesn’t eliminate the risk. It just changes the mechanism.

The Cornell people at least took that possibility into account in deciding to reopen. They realized that if students didn’t come to campus they would still be living somewhere, interacting with others. They concluded the risks were on balance lower if students came back to campus. I don’t get the impression the geniuses at Harvard and MIT gave that a thought.

jimmyk

A friend told us today that the NYC Board of Ed employees have to endorse BLM or be ostracized, and that BLM has to sign off on every curriculum proposal. Hard to believe, and I haven’t confirmed it, but this friend is a reliable source. Will see if I can find a link. If true, any sane parent (black or white) should be looking for alternatives, or screaming bloody murder.

sbwaters

be looking for alternatives, or screaming bloody murder

or s/b and

henry

sbw, they only have my landline phone number. ;)

Extraneus

NYC Board of Ed employees have to endorse BLM or be ostracized, and that BLM has to sign off on every curriculum proposal.

Go long on private schools. Btw, joking aside, does anyone know of a way to invest in such things?

(No idea about the X chromosome genetics, Jim. That link seems like an awfully complicated analysis to be based on only 4 subjects.)

GUS

EXT, read this. Non-discrimination is he reason that the banking syster must not allow Christians to be Christians.

The BANK is NOW discriminating, it wasn't before.
Read it. It is the definition of Orwells 1984.

he move to refuse banking services may have breached Section 28 of The Fair Employment and Treatment (Northern Ireland) Order 1998, the newspaper claimed, which prohibits banks from discriminating in the services they provide.

jimmyk

True, sbw. I guess it’s been going on a while. Here’s a story from 2019, not specific to NYC.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/nypost.com/2019/08/29/how-black-lives-matter-is-moving-into-the-schools/amp/

There’s a lot more out there on this phenomenon.

jimmyk

Ext, there are for-profit private schools out there. Could be a good play.

Melinda

I can't ever imagine why....

Democrats Press Trump Appointees to Recuse From Felon Voting Case

https://freebeacon.com/courts/democrats-press-trump-appointees-to-recuse-from-felon-voting-case/

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
·
17m
One of the greats in the history of television, Regis Philbin has passed on to even greater airwaves, at 88. He was a fantastic person, and my friend. He kept telling me to run for President. Holds the record for “most live television”, and he did it well. Regis, we love you....

...And to Joy, his wonderful wife who he loved so much, my warmest condolences!!!

Jane

We are having a storm and it's directly on top of us. Lightning and thunder simultaneous. I love storms but it was a little bitty scary.

henry

Gorgeous day here. Sunny & ninety. Might just jump in the pond for a bit.

Melinda

Rasmussen Reports
@Rasmussen_Poll
The Real Russian Swindle

Evidence dribbling out now indicates "Trump Russian Collusion" was a politically designed & media propelled fabrication. Relentlessly pushed & fake, it interfered with voter opinion, likely delivering the House to Democrats in the 2018 midterms. #sick

https://twitter.com/Rasmussen_Poll/status/1286625544604463104?s=20

jimmyk

It’s been known for some time that men have worse outcomes from COVID than women. I’ve seen various theories, at least one hormonal rather than genetic, not that those are mutually exclusive. Don’t remember the specifics, but something about testosterone, IIRC. Of course men have worse outcomes from lots of things, which is partly why we have lower life expectancy. I’m pretty sure it’s no just due to accidents and non-natural causes. I recall that a significant majority of miscarriages are males.

Extraneus

Report: Many Chicagoans Fleeing City For More Peaceful Places Like The Middle East

MissMarple2

Beautiful day here. Went out and deadheaded flowers, pulled some weeds, then sat on the porch and enjoyed the breeze and the lowered temperature and lack of humidity.

boris

"lower life expectancy"

Yet males are the reason human lifespan is longer than other similar mammals.

Thank the patriarchy for that.

Neo

Regis Philbin, iconic television host, dead at 88

jimmyk

The sacrifices we males make, Boris.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Breaking:

Indictments imminent in Durham probe.

Some perpetrators are cooperating.

Per: Mark Meadows.

lyle

Is Neo a bot? 🤔

Neo

On which days of the week is the dark and divisive New York Times worried about keeping secrets ?
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/25/us/politics/igor-danchenko-steele-dossier.html

lyle

I can hear the progs already screaming about any indictments as tampering with the November election...

jimmyk

BLM, anti-Semitism, and baseball. I'm sure applies to other major sports too.

There are no questions about the general hate and specific anti-Semitism, anti-nuclear family rhetoric, and anti-American values of BLM, which are elucidated in BLM’s own manifesto. To quote Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, president of The American Islamic Forum for Democracy, BLM “is avowedly neo-Marxist, anti-capitalist, anti-individualist, anti-democratic and anti-American. It wishes to erase and rewrite America’s history, destroy and rebuild her institutions, and overthrow her political system. In short, it seeks to remake the entire country in its own image.” It is devoted to anti-Semitism, and its very charter calls for the destruction of Israel, calling it an “apartheid nation…committing genocide.”

And yet, Major League Baseball placed the BLM logo on the pitchers’ mounds on Opening Day.

https://pjmedia.com/culture/rabbi-michael-barclay/2020/07/25/rabbi-calls-for-baseball-boycott-until-mlb-disengages-from-hate-filled-politics-of-blm-n697621

Davod

Fox News reporting on Portland "...while other protests were quite peaceful.

sbwaters

Democrats Press Trump Appointees to Recuse From Felon Voting Case

I think they should ... along with all the Democrats, too.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

How the heck can they get the narrative back on the rails after this? Another Black Trump supporter attacked. This time by a white guy.
https://thepostmillennial.com/antifa-militant-arrested-for-stabbing-black-trump-supporter-in-portland
Antifa militant and convicted pedophile Blake David Hampe was arrested in the early hours of Saturday following his alleged stabbing of a black Trump supporter in Portland.

MissMarple2

Rep. Jim Jordan
@Jim_Jordan
·
4h
Justice Gorsuch destroys the liberal majority with his dissent:

“There is no world in which the Constitution permits Nevada to favor Caesars Palace over Calvary Chapel."

It shouldn’t be this hard to defend the First Amendment.
===========================================
Glad that Rep. Jordan posted this. Justice Gorsuch is correct, and the ruling is ridiculous. Chief Justice Roberts should resign. (Bold is mine. - MM)

jimmyk

This hotel is about 50 yards from my apartment building.

https://www.westsiderag.com/2020/07/24/lucerne-hotel-to-house-283-homeless-men-recovering-from-substance-abuse

The comments are interesting. The scales seem to be falling from the eyes of some UWSers, while of course a few rant about "privilege."

Jack is Back!

jimmyk,

That is not "white privlege" ranting but "income privlege.

jimmyk

JiB, I was referring to comments like this: "No matter how hard you have worked or what difficulties you have overcome, if you are white in this country, you benefit from white privilege. I wish I knew some way to explain this to white people so they could understand: IT’S NOT ABOUT YOU INDIVIDUALLY."

This was in response to this:

I came to this country penniless and worked 80 hour workweeks. I worked 40 hours a week while going to college full time. Don’t talk to me about privilege. Everything that I have I have earned. I am happy to help drug addicts recover, but that should not be done in one of the most expensive residential neighborhoods in Manhattan, one of the most expensive cities in the world. Set up a rehabilitation facility in the middle of nowhere. Then, costs to taxpayers are going to be vastly lower, and these addicts will not be a threat to anyone. In any case, I have had enough of NYC and its left-wing politicians. I am going to leave, take my consulting business. NYC is going to lose six jobs and a six figure income tax paid by the business, me and my employees.

But most of the comments seem to be pretty sensible. That's why I think a sensible Republican could win the next mayoral (and governor) election of the NY GOP would just get it's f'ing act together.

Extraneus

I wish I knew some way to explain this to white people so they could understand: IT’S NOT ABOUT YOU INDIVIDUALLY."

GFY, racist.

How can any white person accept such disrespect and condescending insults? I really don't get it.

mike in houston

The first two years I was teaching, back in the mid 1970's, I must have had every cold and flu that was going around. After that I never got sick again. I think school teachers develop some kind of super-immunity.

I taught at The Chinquapin School in Highlands, TX., for 15 years. It is unique in that it is a college prep boarding school for inner-city students. It was started by Bob Moore, who was the head of the English Dept. at St Johns School in Houston. He felt that the kids on the east side of town (inner city) deserved the same education as those on the west side (River Oaks). The school motto is Quid pro Quo. The students paid $5.00/ week in tuition, but were expected to do all the chores required to keep the school running. All of the other expenses were from donations from Houston businesses and individuals. Below is a video on the 50th anniversary. Some of my former students are in it. I think this is the type of institution that even OL would approve. 85% of the school's graduates go on to graduate from a four year university.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1QRJl4eBtA

Extraneus

There was a time that I needed my job, but that was quite a while ago, before any of this anti-white racism. There is no way I could have kept silent through a lecture about white anything, before or after that time.

I never wear a mask outdoors and I've had a number of stupid masked drones give me a furtive look at first, then a stern look, but when I lock eyes with them they back down and look away. I'm itching for an altercation with Mr. or Mrs. Karen, and I'm sure I'm not alone.

Jack is Back!

jimmyk,

yes, there are people who really want to make it in NYC and they are now crowding the Hamptons out of groceries, wine, parking spots, and better reservations:) The Hamptons are the holy grail of white privilege and even though it has a fantastic history of being a terminus of the underground railroad, you won't meet any of those descents in the more favored eateries or bars.

I understand that in the age of CoVid it is over-run and the Citerellas's of the world are doing land rush biz.

Long live Citerella!

jimmyk

How can any white person accept such disrespect and condescending insults? I really don't get it.

Most don't, but may keep quiet for fear of their jobs or their lives. But there are some mentally ill people with low self-esteem or other issues that just fall right into line. Many of them, unfortunately, run our educational institutions.

Jack is Back!

mike (in Houston),

What a great story about a great school. Even though Frederick's school is a little more privilged, there is nothing like a boarding school education, no matter youtr life status. Both my wife and I are products of Catholic boarding schools, mine in upstate NY and hers in Wales on the shores of Bristol Bay.

I will keep Chinquapin in my giving porfolio for future consideration.

Jane

Very very cool Mike! You rock!

Are you getting the storm?

bubarooni

Indiana had a new high of 1000+ plus Covide cases yesterday.


surprisingly, I was also provided with the Denominator, 12,500 new tests. A new time high.

I was introduced to fractions in 4th grade.

As I remember it, you put the numerator over the Denominator and you get a percentage.

I'm gonna go out on a limb, here...

If you test more, you'll find more???

Math is hard...

Jack is Back!

bubarooni,

Math is hard...

Not for jounalistas.

mike in houston

Jane

We're just getting some of the outer bands. Nothing really dangerous. It will rain for 15 min. then stop, then an hour later it will rain again.

To give you an idea about what the students at Cinquapin studied:

Bob and his wife developed a 5 year vocabulary course based on Latin and Greek roots.

I taught a senior seminar which included:

Plato-The Republic
Augustine - City of God, Confessions
Marcus Aurelius - Meditations
Machiavelli - The Prince
John Locke - 2nd Treatise
Rousseau - The Social Contract
Marx- The Communist Manifesto
Mill - On Liberty

It was a great class, and the kids got it!

clarice

https://truepundit.com/crime-pays-bandit-nancy-pelosi-pockets-6-million-in-amazon-stock-profits-insider-trading-scheme-involved-purchase-during-congressional-coronavirus-meetings-before-u-s-retailers-were-forced-to-clos/

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