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December 27, 2020

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MissMarple2

Heading to bed.

Nytol!

CCGirl

So will used books be the new thing? Who wants to buy a book published by any of these corrupt places? Another place to boycott - when we find out which one this is.

I hesitate to start a list, but mine is pretty long. I will admit I broke it a bit for Christmas shopping. That was a challenge this year, and in the end I just needed to wrap it up. It was Amazon that I ended up using. But I have been buying from that behemoth when I need to, to bring items into the store. Buying from the place that probably will put me out of business in the end.

Narciso

But of course
https://patch.com/new-jersey/cherryhill/amp/29159998/rowan-cooper-medical-students-vaccinated-for-coronavirus

clarice
Narciso

Trapped in the tholian web

sbwaters

Even when Clarice says nothing it is pithy.

jim nj

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-industrial-profits/chinas-industrial-profits-grow-robustly-seventh-straight-rise-idUSKBN291020

It's kind of hard to reconcile this news with the earlier report that China's banks need to be rebuilt.

clarice
clarice

https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-signs-covid-19-aid-bill-averting-government-shutdown-11609117841

clarice

https://apelbaum.wordpress.com/2020/12/28/the-russians-made-me-do-it/

Len

These book deals are such money laundering schemes. Sickening.

jim nj

This is from two weeks ago:

https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/09/economy/china-debt-defaults-state-companies-intl-hnk/index.html

Chinese state-owned companies are in trouble. That could hurt the global recovery

I wonder if China is reining in Jack Ma's ANT IPO and cracking down on other similar firms because it feels the need to control capital flows right now.

Davod

CCGirl. Re McD. There was a professional theater group based in Scotland that travelled the length of Britain each year. They ate at McDonalds because it gave them a sense of normalcy - they all looked the same.

KevlarKid

Comey is.....

clarice

Night all. Behave.

Captain Hate

I was elected to office (County Board of Directors) as a Republican in November. I will maintain the party affiliation. I will not support any GOPe knotheads. I will recruit others who won't support the status quo.
It is our party now, not theirs. They are welcome to stay if they change their ways. They will not be in charge.

Bang Zoom, Gooch. Third party just doesn't work in terms of getting to 270 EVs, the only part of the Constitution John Bader Roberts and his ilk haven't countermanded. It is our party now whether the squishes like it or not. Right, Sassy Pants?

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Congrats Buford.
Trump/Gooch 2024.

Narciso

Who compared him to judge rheinhold.

Its an intriguing dynamic you relayed re andric, its like thd long war poland and russia have had going back to the 16th century there abouts.

Narciso

A commenter at althouse brought sienkowitzs the deluge part of a trilogy of novels about the polish lithuanian wars against russia.

Buford Gooch

Iggy 10:43
*Snort*

Narciso

Well those conflicts involve sweden as much as russia

jim nj

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/hundreds-syrian-refugees-flee-lebanon-camp-tents-torched-n1252385

Hundreds of Syrian refugees flee Lebanon camp as tents torched
Lebanon has over one million Syrian refugees who fled since the beginning of the Syrian conflict in 2011.

Jane

Holy cow Clarice. The press will work hard to bury this. We shall see. I haven’t listened to the whole thing yet, but holy cow.

Buford Gooch

This would be hilarious.

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2020/12/27/heres-how-a-republican-could-end-up-speaker-of-the-house-instead-of-nancy-pelosi-n1287467?fbclid=IwAR2zZ5XZWbqZ7iNeMf6l8vDT0ULp5bFdrUfyNDKc5oNbbIPi_Whw8vWzhco

Captain Hate

Having the troll busting 600 character limit really hurts the book thread but thanks. It wasn't a perfect book and the translation was really substandard imo including making up English words (I forget what it was but I just rolled my eyes) and getting characters mixed up. With the exception of two or three characters, most were just stick figures (maybe they were real characters just not well portrayed; the bridge was a real structure built by Turks to facilitate getting to the home country).

Still in its own clunky way, it gives you an understanding of the cultural landscape.

jim nj

https://www.spglobal.com/platts/en/market-insights/latest-news/natural-gas/122720-iraq-warns-of-power-outages-as-iran-plans-to-reduce-gas-supply-due-to-unpaid-bills

Narciso

A good translator is invaluable see ann mclean and south american authors a bad one can leave you lost.

Threadkiller

Congratulations, Buford!

Jane

Buford,

I’m sure Dems are out in droves infecting (or shooting ) Republicans prior to the vote. If only we were that innovative! And Congrats!

Melinda

TK-

You shouldn’t have blown off the first press conference from the same Ukrainian prosecutor. He’s established his bone fides, earlier.

Threadkiller

Because two press conferences were posted??

What exactly did I “blow off?”

Narciso

Barely an inconvenience


https://mobile.twitter.com/proteinwisdom

Melinda

No. Not posted, now. Posted, before. Ridiculed, then, because “too long and probably BS”.

(Waves!)

Threadkiller

I guess I have to do some digging...

The TODAY! TODAY!!! TODAY!!!!! BOMBSHELL!!!!!!! from user Unknown:


UKRAINE RELEASES BOMBSHELL INFORMATION ON BIDEN TODAY! MIRROR THIS ASAP

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hKDXVo-OKeQ&feature=youtu.be

Seems to be a match for “ UKRAINE Drops Absolute BOMBSHELL on BIDEN SAGA & MUCH WORSE!!!😳😳😳” posted over a month ago:


Biden AND UKRAINE!!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=E4z1wYzDjck

Is that identical one hour and ten minute BOMBSHELL from November considered the “first press conference?” Or is there another one?

Threadkiller

Ridiculed, then, because “too long and probably BS”.

I don’t see how you conclude that I blew it off by posting a generalization.

This is the first I have seen or heard of this press conference that I can remember.

Threadkiller

Nytol.

Melinda

You were deep in shit stirring mode.

Threadkiller

I have no idea what the fuck you are talking about.

Melinda

With TomR.

Melinda

G’night.

Narciso


Those words you are using

https://mobile.twitter.com/MadisonPayton2/status/1341766357071892482

Melinda

Stripes.

https://twitter.com/wizamygreen/status/1342987020034043905?s=21

jim nj

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/breaking-nfl-releases-updated-week-17-schedule/ar-BB1ch3DO?li=BBnb7Kz

The Washington-Philadephia game gets shifted to Sunday night. So the Giants-Cowboys game goes off at 1PM and the winner has to see if Washington loses that night to see if they have a future as the NFC East winner.

Narciso

Do they have a future thats probably rhetorical?

MissMarple2

So, here I am awake at 2AM. Stuff still may be happening because Dan Scavino posted this 2 hours ago:

This is not an impromptu picture, but a message. And I would guess that the President has intentionally lured those assholes in Congress to reveal themselves. He now has them where they are pretty much boxed in.

Pinandpuller

It’s nice to see people using truck stop bathroom walls to promote YouTube channels. Seems appropriate.

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Robin, I got a lot out of the Berenson interview, thanks for recommending!
My first Joe Rogan interview.
My first Spotify podcast.

MissMarple2

Now I am going back to bed.

Pinandpuller

It looks as if the Mississippi River has provided too formidable of a barrier to the proud pizza making Uzbek peoples.

Pinandpuller

Melinda

How far are you from Kansas City? Come hang out with me. I’m at a Steak and Shake on the Kansas side. We can have the whole place to ourselves.

Pinandpuller

Call me crazy but how can 70 be an interstate and a toll road?

MissMarple2

https://lawliberty.org/americas-cultural-revolution/

An excellent essay by a Chinese immigrant.

anonamom

Some info on the Phizer vaccine indications:

https://www.statnews.com/2020/12/14/a-guide-to-who-can-safely-get-the-pfizer-biontech-covid-19-vaccine/

MissMarple2

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9091597/Human-body-parts-discarded-2-sites-Arizona.html?ito=social-twitter_dailymailus

"Yavapai County Medical Examiner Dr Jeffrey Nine said it appeared the remains from both sites are from a medical institution and were intended for use in the educational and research field. "

MissMarple2

Darrell B. Harrison
@D_B_Harrison
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9h
How is this possible with arguably the strictest COVID rules in the nation? RT California now has the worst COVID-19 spread in US https://sfgate.com/bayarea/article/California-COVID-19-cases-data-CDC-worst-states-US-15829422.php

Pinandpuller

I don’t know whose idea it was to put roundabouts next to interstate on and off ramps but those people should be used for medical experiments.

James D.

narc @ 12.10

Not so much mind arson as thousand plane firebomb raids on minds.

MissMarple2

https://twitter.com/RaphaelCormack/status/1343246876162879495

A fascinating thread about a little-known "scandalous woman" of the late 19th century, American, who for some years ran a nightclub in Cairo.

Wtapped thread:

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1343246876162879495.html

MissMarple2

Department of State
@StateDept
·
13h
US government account
.@SecPompeo: If we don’t defend religious freedom, no one else will. https://go.usa.gov/xvHJs

rse

http://invisibleserfscollar.com/epistemically-secure-society-phraseology-to-explain-this-coming-decade-of-plans-for-us/ is a new post.

ESS is one of those phrases of an aspiration that really makes what has been going on around us in 2020 fall into place. It was hard to go back and read Falks' Transition proposal from the 70s and what he called T3 and not think of what John Roberts has done to SCOTUS as an institution in our planned, now becoming defunct as planned, form of government.

MissMarple2

Rocco Palmo
@roccopalmo
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51s
Giving deep teeth to long-planned overhaul, in motu proprio dated Saturday, Pope removes Secretariat of State from any fiscal role, orders surrender of all its accounts by February to APSA oversight; Sec for Economy given papal authority on finances: https://bit.ly/3rwUqar

Robin, eff 'em all

JimSunnyvale, glad you took the time. Rogan is a curious guy, which makes him a good interviewer.

Berenson....talk about being red pilled. Lots of my mom friends were sharing his books/articles about marijuana with their teenagers (particularly mothers of boys), in hopes of delaying their experimentations with pot. I've been pushing his twitter feed to them in hopes of forcing some sense into their current insanity. There is almost no followup discussion (imagine that), so I don't know if they bother once they get a feel for his opinions on COVID.

I do know that lots of older male teens and 20-somethings listen to and like Rogan, which gives me hope.

Robin, eff 'em all
Holy cow Clarice. The press will work hard to bury this. We shall see. I haven’t listened to the whole thing yet, but holy cow.

Jane, what is this in reference to?

Robin, eff 'em all

Yon is pretty convinced that we are going hot civil war, isn't he?

Back to Nashville: we are still in the watch-and-see mode, and so I reserve public speculation other than to say this looks as though someone has/had a grasp on CARVER planning. If the communications node was the target, this attack could range from a lone-wolf, one-shot scenario, to a test shot, and probe, for future attacks at the front end of the 2021 American War.

One certainty: of all the years I have spent in wars and conflicts, I have never been to a country that is more vulnerable to itself than is the United States.

Means and Motive? America is filled with millions of highly educated people with incredible skills. Tons of people who put rockets into space as their day job. Others design communications infrastructure, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, metals, magnets, computers. Having spent more than half my life overseas, I've never seen any country with such a deep bench of amazingly serious people who have direct access to amazingly serious nodes and other vulnerabilities.

As a war correspondent, most telling is that more than 36 hours after the attack, relatively few people on any side have openly condemned the attack. This lack of condemnation provides a clue to our 2021.

I've been wondering how long before someone blows up a newsstation.... or Reuters headquarters.

Robin, eff 'em all

Or a college campus administration building. There is almost no one on college campuses right now. Do you know how easy it would be?

MissMarple2

Robin,

Thank you for that Rogan/Berenson video link. I listened to it when I went back to bed and will listen again this morning when I'm not drowsy. I liked how Rogan asked the questions and Berenson explained his reasoning with supporting evidence.

MissMarple2

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/letter-president-speaker-house-representatives-president-senate-122720/

Jim Eagle

Another bright, sunny and slightly chilly day.

Here is another indication on how Facebook has become the left's steering wheel and momentum (P=M+V)to drive America away from its laws and values.

https://www.facebook.com/ManInAmerica/videos/election-2020-the-plot-to-steal-america/162725888907215

Not the article but the censorship and warning.

MissMarple2

https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2020/12/27/fauci-post-christmas-covid-surge-likely-worst-is-yet-to-come/

Fauci is moving up in my list of people I want arrested.

James D.

He's already high up on my list, MM.

rse

I must say that anyone who, knowing the above, claims that Joe Biden has received required majorities of legitimate votes to become a duly elected president is either stupid or willing to cover up the truth about the rigged elections that we have allowed to continue in America.

I am not going to analyze the stupid. However, I would like to look into possible reasons why an intelligent observer would opt for cover-up of election fraud if it did take place.

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/12/what_denying_election_fraud_accomplishes.html

MissMarple2

Thread with 3 videos discussing the association of Vitamin D3 deficiency and susceptibility to infections (very applicable to Corona 19):

https://twitter.com/patriot8822/status/1343274152774443008

Buckeye

Fauci is moving up in my list of people I want arrested “disappeared”.

FIFY MM

BuffyUK

I have followed Michael Yon since 2005, when Instapundit blogged about his photo of that dying child blown up in Iraq, named Farah. I have done research projects for him and drank red wine with him one time when he was in London. He's really good company, very funny and I trust what he says.

His writing style is a bit like Antony Beevor's; dispassionate, factual, over detailed.

I've chatted to military guys over the years who don't like him. However, Steve Bannon is a big fan and I started listening to the War Room after Michael was on it.

I've persuaded my husband to consider moving to the States but I'm loathe to put that in motion if there is a civil war coming. However, over the years I've been in many dodgy places and survived, due to paying attention and having a guardian angel.

The nature of the civil war that Yon envisions would be an extension of the BLM Antifa riots and America survived that. He also talks about car bombs which were everywhere in London up to 1998. We've had nail bombs in pubs and car bombs since then, come to think of it.

If the election is stolen and it seems there's no hope at the ballot box nor in the court room, then what is the next step?

Here in England we're about to see what happens when a country tries to decouple from an unsuccessful union. I think the fisherman should get out there and hoover up all the fish before the French and Dutch show up. We should have free trade with the entire Anglosphere and not worry about French cheese and German cars.

The Remainiacs tried their best and dragged their heels for years but failed, bigly. Happy New Year to England and to the United States.


Melinda

This is a bit different:

https://www.neonrevolt.com/2020/12/28/vps-rendezvous-with-destiny/

Another Bob

“Fauci says he altered public scientific estimates based on opinion polls”

https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/coronavirus/fauci-doctor-statements-misleading-public

clarice

https://trendingpolitics.com/breaking-sidney-powell-releases-massive-27-page-document-detailing-alleged-election-fraud/
a short summary of the 270 pp Powell doc.

MissMarple2

This is awesome 👇👇👇👇https://t.co/3rXwqGqO7X

— Maui”Red”Warrior (@bitchenmaui) December 28, 2020

Meme video at the link. "Trumbo - First Blood" - a little over a minute.

BuffyUK

Robin, rse, Miss Marple, Melinda - what you link to is so interesting and inspiring.

The American Thinker article had five reasons why an intelligent person would ignore election fraud.

These deniers remind me of my first early days in the 1980s London advertising scene. I was a nerd from the midwest. Every male exec had a mistress and the wives, and sometimes mistresses, would be in the loo crying at Christmas parties and such. The wives knew they had to look the other way to save their families and lifestyle and that often worked.

I think Mike Pence is up to the job. The guys who don't cheat, and make it clear they're not going to cheat, are also ethical and strong in other areas.

peter

MM, regarding the use of book publishing as money laundering, I regularly walk over to my local library (in my blue hell suburb) and look at the newly acquired books. There were at least twenty books from former Clinton or Obama administration has-beens. They buy almost no conservative books whatsoever, but lots of books by Dem pols. Seriously, who will read Madeline Albright's autobiography?

henry

Somehow I doubt even Madeline Albright read that doorstop.

Jane

Robin,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKDXVo-OKeQ&feature=youtu.be

BuffyUK

I always thought it was funny that Madeline Albright dated Tim Pat Coogan, who wrote the first Michael Collins biography I read.

BuffyUK

Jane, in the comments someone said Joe Biden couldn't get security clearance to drive a cab.

sbwaters

Derived from: Epistemically Secure Society–Phraseology to Explain this Coming Decade of Plans for Us:

Epistemically Secure Society (ESS) is a semantic tool to build a contrived Shared Reality that controllers could manipulate in the era of panics where demonstrably provable factual events will no longer be allowed to be mentioned or disseminated in Social Media and on Corporate News. They may be true, but not allowed if they deviate from the desired narrative. Nor can they be allowed if they deviate from Capital ‘K’ Knowledge that Standards disseminate and require in schools. This Common Core of perception and motivation fosters the approved set of filters at a neural level to guide future decision-making for the Totally Pedagogized Society (TPS).

ESS and TPS explain Government Projects like:
• election fraud with no legal remedy,
• identity politics at the expense of the individual,
• unfalsifiable allegations of systemic racism,
• selective application of laws by officials,
• arbitrary suspension of the Constitution,
• mask mandates absent proof of efficacy,
• allocation of scarce medicines by unscientific social views, and
• lockdowns that cause greater economic and personal destruction than justified.

ESS and TPS purport to favor shared value and community while, to the contrary, the few who grasp for control manipulate social pressure to herd citizens to do their bidding.

Their activities are not "misguided" but directed to eliminate individual intellect, creativity, and courage that—as opposed to their centralized manipulation that postures false appeals to community—leads to effective community that individuals validate and support on their own.

MissMarple2

I have 2 books on Trump: One detailing his first 2 years in office and the one by Nick Adams comparing him to Churchill (which I just started reading). As far as I know, neither author got a multi-million dollar advance.

I find all of the democrats over the last 30 years to be not only corrupt but BORING, and they wouldn't write a truthful book since it would be along the lines of "How I robbed the bank and how I got away with it."

Money-laundering is the only explanation for their book contracts, as far as I can see.

peter

Next time I go to my local library I will make a list of all the horrible selections they have in their Just Arrived Shelf. Lots of Islam apologist books too, FWIW.

Jane

Buffy,

He should be in jail!

Captain Hate

How was it Jim Wright got kicked out of Congress for seemingly doing what everyone else is doing with books?

Narciso

They have refined the process. Also they got back at newt. So fair.

Melinda

Not “Money Laundering” but a “Now Fully Vested Bribe”.

Two different things.

BuffyUK

Jane,

The whole Biden family are filthy and I can't believe this is the hill that Democrats want to die on.

Jane

Good Morning!

~oh what a night~. I dreamt that everyone I know here -decided to move to Alabama, and didn’t tell me. Is it possible to be that paranoid? Thank goodness Kiwi woke me up!

I’m expecting big news today! Then again I expect it everyday.

MissMarple2

Melinda,

As usual with money things, you are spot on.

By the way, I thnk this also applies to jobs as "consultants" on cable and network news.

MissMarple2

Jane,

Another bout of cold and I would consider southern Alabama, although Florida looks awfully good to me right now.

henry

We go back into the freezer tonight, snow tomorrow night. Florida looks good. Alabama, not for me.

rse

SBW-

Very good. Told you it was a really useful phrase to have in our quiver. You should make that a comment on the blog.

I weighed whether to write in the holiday season, but these phrases explain so much as does your synopsis. Thanks.

I wanted to write yesterday, but too many under foot to concentrate. I wanted to get it up early enough today to still make my online yoga class.

http://lcfi.ac.uk/news/2020/oct/21/safeguarding-information-trust-during-crisis/ is the Leverhulme essay.

rse

You will especially enjoy the irony in this from the report's conclusion

Report recommendations

The report aims to advise government actors (or other guardians of reliable information production and exchange) in preserving a society's ability to organise timely and well-informed collective action in light of the threats and vulnerabilities described above. The following recommendations are presented to highlight areas where additional research and resources will likely have a significant impact on epistemic security in democratic societies. We define an epistemically secure society as one that reliably averts threats to the processes by which reliable information is produced, distributed, acquired and assessed within the society.

1. Develop technological or institutional methods to increase the cost for adversaries in spreading unsupported, fabricated, or false information.

For example, penalties could be introduced for the knowing dissemination of false or misleading information or fines given to information organisations that do not undertake minimum fact-checking procedures.

2. Develop methods to help information consumers more easily identify trustworthy information sources.

For example, information organisations and platforms could be certified as an epistemically responsible information source. An epistemically responsible information source would be one that has done all that it practicably can to distribute true and well-founded information...

6. Establish working relationships with a diverse array of experts experienced in identifying and analysing threats and who could serve as advisors before and during crises.

In a crisis it is important that a democratic society can deploy people skilled in the kinds of techniques for appraising epistemic threats and vulnerabilities described in this report. These experts are currently distributed throughout various disciplines and professions (government and non-government) and employ different strategies for identifying and dealing with epistemic threats. For example, responsible journalists and journalism agencies undertake internal fact checking procedures to counter the spread of misinformation, and psychologists investigate vulnerabilities in the processes by which individuals choose to consume information and form beliefs. To address the wide variety of epistemic threats and vulnerabilities that face a heterogeneous society it is important to draw on a diversity of viewpoints when assembling a community of epistemic security experts.

KevlarKid

"Fauci is moving up in my list of people I want arrested drawn and quartered."

jimmyk

I always thought it was funny that Madeline Albright dated Tim Pat Coogan

Eew, the image of her dating anyone is a bit hard to stomach. Mind bleach, anyone?

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