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December 29, 2020

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Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--You can drink some pickle juice--

Just not Aunt Bea's.

jimmyk

https://nypost.com/2020/12/29/louisiana-congressman-elect-hospitalized-with-covid-19-dies/

41 years old, Republican, father of two.

Melinda

After 2” of snow, I’m so pleased the rain has started.

Narciso


Yep

https://mobile.twitter.com/TheCriticalDri2/status/1344012591237107713

jim nj

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/12/29/nashville-bombing-area-communications-network-exposed-achilles-heel/4070797001/

Nashville bombing froze wireless communications, exposed 'Achilles' heel' in regional network

"Flames broke out in the building and 3 feet of water pooled in the basement. Temporary battery power kept services intact in the hours following the explosion, but fire and flooding damaged backup power generators to power those batteries."

Melinda

jim-

Project Mockingbird Production. Partial truth wrapped in total BS.

Narciso

That explains some things, the fires set off the sprinklers

jim nj

https://www.salon.com/2020/12/29/all-the-space-missions-to-look-forward-to-in-2021/

Narciso

Good grief

https://mobile.twitter.com/FDRLST/status/1344021326596599810

Narciso

They need to schedule the drone strikes

https://mobile.twitter.com/CodeMonkeyZ/status/1344141178208280581

Buckeye

Iggy

For Christmas Jr. got me a book that I think you would find interesting.

“David Kimble’s Cutaways” Published 2015.

If the name doesn’t ring a bell, you have seen his work in Road & Track and other car mags.

Coffee table quality printing of his work spanning about 5 decades. Awesome. Some of your favorite Ferraris, Corvettes, Harley Davidson, Engines, even the Starship Enterprise.

Another Bob

“the fires set off the sprinklers”

Hopefully the sprinklers were in office space only and not equipment rooms.

Hopefully the backup generators weren’t in the basement. (Bad placement of the backup generators was a substantial contributor to Fukushima. Infrastructure people need to start thinking about that sort of thing.)

Narciso

I was trying to make sense of this

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/the-tale-of-franco-a-a-far-right-terrorism-suspect-disguised-as-a-refugee/%3famp=1

You think hes a set up.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Some of those cutaways are mind boggling, buckeye.

Narciso

Indeed


https://www.amazon.com/David-Kimbles-Cutaways-Techniques-Stories/dp/1613251734

jim nj

I don't think the full tick-tock will come out on what happened to AT&T for reasons of security, but this sounds likely.

Anyone with a lick of sense regularly exercises a generator set so that they find problems before they need the generator output in a real emergency. So something about the explosion took them off-line, probably took out the main power at the same time and the back-up batteries lasted as long as they were supposed to do. Which, in this case, wasn't long enough.

Without the generators coming on line they probably weren't able to re-route much of anything proactively.

Narciso

He used propane for the bomb right well that causes a substantial fire if windows are blown out further.

Narciso


An inconvenient truth

https://mobile.twitter.com/EmeraldRobinson/status/1344098626562379778

jim nj

https://www.foxnews.com/us/new-york-aggressive-squirrel-attacks

I knew I should have put that on my 2020 list.

jim nj

https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/alleged-israeli-airstrike-targets-damascus-area-report-653675

1 killed, 3 injured in alleged Israeli airstrike near Syria-Lebanon border
The strike targeted Al Zabadani, located northwest of Damascus and just east of the border with Lebanon, according to Syrian media.

Narciso

Context

By late July 2012, Zabadani had become a base of operations for Hezbollah and the Iranian Guards.[5] In August, local fighters retook 70% of Zabadani with only a few isolated army checkpoints remaining.[6] On 28 February 2014, a truce was reached between government and the rebels.[7] Later it was reported that the truce broke down and that rebels attacked government checkpoints, with the government besieging and shelling the town.[8] On 26 April 2014, the rebels surrendered after intense fighting with government troops, losing their last stronghold along Lebanon's border,[9] only to regain control of the city months later.[citation needed] Following an extended siege by the Syrian Army and Hezbollah, a U.N.-brokered agreement was finally signed in September 2015, under which the city was successively evacuated by the rebels and control ceded back to the Syrian government

jim nj

https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-iran-vaccine/iran-starts-human-testing-of-first-domestic-covid-19-vaccine-idUSL1N2J90BZ

I don't think I'd want to try that.

Narciso


Indeed

https://www.iranfocus.com/en/protests/45922-iran-media-warns-of-protests-over-crises/

jim nj

https://nationalinterest.org/feature/why-joe-biden-headed-failure-174926

Why Joe Biden Is Headed for Failure

“We’re back in the game,” says Joe Biden, a president who cannot take his dog for a walk without falling over it and twisting his ankle. He will lose his footing in the first foreign-policy crisis that comes along.

jim nj

You know I don't understand the Biden camp's rush to reassert the Iran agreement.

And I don't understand why Iran would agree to it either.

The US doesn't have over a hundred billion dollars of sequestered Iranian money to give back to the Iranians anymore.

What, we'll agree to let Iran sell as much oil as it wants when there is a glut of it on the market? Europeans are going to rush into investments in Iran when the policy may be shortly reversed again?

A realist would take advantage of the new situation and bargain accordingly.

jim nj

https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/12/the-coming-global-backlash-against-china/

Xi Jinping’s policies of repression at home and aggression abroad have backfired, calling into question China’s supposedly inevitable dominance on the world stage.

jim nj

https://www.19fortyfive.com/2020/12/m2-heavy-machine-gun-the-ultimate-sniper-rifle/

cathyf
“Absolving Shakespeare of responsibility by mentioning that he lived at a time when hate-ridden sentiments prevailed, risks sending a subliminal message that academic excellence outweighs hateful rhetoric.”
You know it was widely suspected that Shakespeare was Catholic, but they never were able to prove it and he managed to die of natural causes as an old man. Pretty impressive because the hate-ridden sentiments of his time included killing Catholics by hanging them until they were merely stunned, and then disemboweling them while still alive, feeding their still-attached intestines into an open fire before their eyes.

(Gotta love intersectionality when practiced by ignorant-of-history morons. We'll raise your "sentiments" with gruesome barbarism.)

jim nj

https://warontherocks.com/2020/12/the-marines-and-americas-special-operators-more-collaboration-required/

Interesting. Contrasts the Marines shift to fleet warfare with the Special Forces need to adjust to fighting a near-peer rather than small groups of Islamists.

It kind of suggests that in the future special operators might have to coordinate with Marine attacks in a war with China.

In WWII the Marines assaulted islands. Once they were secured the Army relieved them so the marines could assault a new island.

In a new paradigm maybe special forces could infiltrate islands before a Marine assault. Come in just before the assault, lie in wait and disrupt any defense against the assault.

jim nj

nytol

anonamom

44 seconds--Frank Sinatra Explains to Johnny Carson why Don Rickles is a legend, while Don listens too.


https://twitter.com/super70ssports/status/1344039428654821384?s=10

anonamom

CTH--might McConnell prefer being in the minority? A detailed explanation of how the Senate rolls.

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/12/29/a-familiar-play-mitch-mcconnell-blocks-attempt-to-pass-2000-covid-relief-bill-deflects-accountability-to-potus/

anonamom

Andrea Widburg's take on the Ukrainian presser clarice posted the other day.

The one dubbed "Holy Cow" by jane.

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/12/ukraine_press_conference_explicitly_ties_hunter_and_joe_biden_to_corruption.html

BuffyUK

Scott Adams says we're at war with China:

https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1343992186237378566?s=20

In other news, dark chocolate is good for you:

"In moderation, dark chocolate helps reduce oxidative stress, contains healthy fat and antioxidants, can combat diabetes and heart disease, and may improve your mood."

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2020/12/21/benefits-of-cocoa-flavanols.aspx

My local Sainsbury's always stocks Lindt 90%. We buy a bar a day, except when it's two for £3.00. I wonder if the British government is going to ban that, too?

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/junk-food-buy-one-get-one-free-government-ban-b533418.html

BuffyUK

Anonamom, my husband watched the "Holy Cow" Ukrainian video yesterday, took notes, then stood over me and directed me to the quotes he thought were interesting.

One had Biden describing President Trump as a dog chasing a car, another had sycophantic chat that included Biden describing the corrupt Ukraine guy as a person who will go down in history for bringing democracy and honesty to his country.

anonamom

If I were still hanging quotes on my kids' bathroom mirrors, this would be there, in regard to the "no evidence of fraud presented" "almost every case thrown out" "Move on" election :


“Political correctness is communist propaganda writ small. In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, not to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is in some small way to become evil oneself. One's standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.”

― Theodore Dalrymple

(no need to go to Instapundit; I stole all the good stuff. ;-) )

rse

Anthony Daniels is his non-pen name.

rse

Daniels wrote the Preface to Jean-Francois Revel's great 2000 book Last Exit to Utopia: The Survival of Socialism in a Post-Soviet Era.

Probably a good time to reread it.

rse

I went and found my copy (need more bookshelves in 2021) and let's end 2020 with Revel's "three characteristics of the totalitarian mindset, and in particular of Communist ideology:

* a voluntary ignorance of the facts;
* an ability to live with contradictions that refute its own principles; and
* a refusal to analyze the causes of failure.

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
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The Federal Government has distributed the vaccines to the states. Now it is up to the states to administer. Get moving!

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
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22m
“Barack Obama was toppled from the top spot and President Trump claimed the title of the year’s Most Admired Man. Trump number one, Obama number two, and Joe Biden a very distant number three. That’s also rather odd given the fact that on November 3rd, Biden allegedly racked up

...millions more votes than Trump, but can’t get anywhere close to him in this poll. No incoming president has ever done as badly in this annual survey.” @MarkSteynOnline
@TuckerCarlson
That’s because he got millions of Fake Votes in the 2020 Election, which was RIGGED!

Buckeye

Scott Adams
@ScottAdamsSays
18h
At what point does it become common knowledge that we are already at non-kinetic war with China, and Trump is a better wartime president than Biden?

Rising serpent Flag of United States
@rising_serpent
·17h
Replying to
@ScottAdamsSays
About the same time as people realize that Biden isn't good at anything except plagiarizing ideas, personalities and speeches.

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
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6h
New Lott study estimates 11,350 absentee votes lost to Trump in Georgia. Another 289,000 "excess (fraudulent) votes" across GA, AZ, MI, NV, PA, and WI. Check it out!
Rightwards arrow
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cf

Robin, eff 'em all

Buffy,

I was the Connie Willis fan. Her time travel to the plague is also quite good. My favorite is a novella she wrote called "Bellwether," which is so funny that I was laughing out loud in the grocery store. It's about a social scientist who studies fads, and might require a reread right about now. There's a scene where she and a coworker are trying to herd sheep onto a truck, and well, if you've ever tried to get sheep to do anything you want...

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
·
6h
The Wall Street Journal’s very boring & incoherent Editorial fails to mention my big & easy wins in Texas, Florida, Ohio, Iowa & many other states that the @WSJ & other joke polls said I would lose. Also, they fail to mention the fact that I got many Republican Senators elected..

....that, quite frankly, didn’t have much of a chance, like 7, 8 or 9. The Presidential Election was Rigged with hundreds of thousands of ballots mysteriously flowing into Swing States very late at night as everyone thought the election was easily won by me. There were many....

....other acts of fraud and irregularities as well. STAY TUNED!

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

TransPerfect Music City Bowl
Nissan Stadium (Nashville, Tennessee)
CANCELED

Due to the boom???

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
·
8h
I love the Great State of Georgia, but the people who run it, from the Governor, @BrianKempGA, to the Secretary of State, are a complete disaster and don’t have a clue, or worse. Nobody can be this stupid. Just allow us to find the crime, and turn the state Republican....

...The consent decree signed by the “Secretary”, with the consent of Kemp, is perhaps even more poorly negotiated than the deal that John Kerry made with Iran. Now it turns out that Brad R’s brother works for China, and they definitely don’t want “Trump”. So disgusting! #MAGA

MissMarple2

Raheem Kassam
@RaheemKassam
Today we reveal that also EVERY major Western media outlet is compromised by the Chinese Communist Party and we show the receipts.

CNN, Atlantic, BBC, Reuters, WaPo, the Hill, AFP, Bloomberg... you name it.

They are conflicted out of ACTUAL reporting:

https://thenationalpulse.com/exclusive/media-private-ccp-dinners-trips/

Jim Eagle

Good morning from a warm sea fog rolling in kind of day. Not even a mere zephyr of a breeze. The Mrs and Frederick are driving down to Miami (Key Biscayne) later to visit friends for a few days. I get to dog sit:(

MissMarple2

Ursula von der Leyen
@vonderleyen
· 26m
Flag of European Union
Flag of China

Tomorrow’s post-COVID world needs a strong EU-China relationship, to build forward better.

But this requires cooperation, reciprocity & trust - especially in our trade & investment relationship.

I'm glad to exchange on this with President Xi, jointly with @eucopresident
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Richard Grenell
@RichardGrenell
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21m
US intelligence agencies issued a rare public statement months ago making clear that Covid 19 started in China. The virus was subsequently downplayed and even hidden by the Communist China regime.

Europeans should be furious by what has happened to their economy.

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
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2m
$2000 ASAP!

Jane

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sv-BxH3SVS8

Today’s perfect song! One day more!

Jim Eagle

The EU that naive? Nah!

https://www.politico.eu/article/europe-has-been-naive-about-china-josep-borrell/

Melinda

The Daily Signal
@DailySignal
The Sovietization of California dailysign.al/2KQbtTU

https://twitter.com/DailySignal/status/1344273538937663489


https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/12/22/the-sovietization-of-california/

Prager will get hisself unpersoned if he doesn't watch out.

MissMarple2

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9098779/Five-killed-Yemen-terror-attack-explosion-near-government-plane.html?ito=social-twitter_mailonline

Yemen terror attack is captured live on camera as bomb explodes and gunfire breaks out - killing at least five people - after new government lands in capital

Explosion and gunfire heard at airport in the southern Yemeni city of Aden
At least five people were killed and dozens more wounded in the attack
Came as members of the country's newly formed government disembarked from plane that had arrived from Saudi Arabia
Government of President Hadi and south separatists are fighting Houthi

(There is a video at the link. ---MM)

Narciso

Ah aden where i open my novella, the quintessential british colony in the middle east till it fell under sovietized yemen in 1967.

Buckeye

Yemen terror attack is captured live on camera as bomb explodes and gunfire breaks out - killing at least five people - after new government lands in capital

Coming to a country near you?

Melinda

This looks nice:

https://youtu.be/bs31ep_H8jw

fdcol63 🇺🇸

Ursula von der Leyen must be trying out a new variation of the “Great Reset” mantra:

..... “Tomorrow’s post-COVID world needs a strong EU-China relationship, to build forward better.” ....

5-F25704-D-912-E-49-D2-A1-D9-1-C0-A87-D8-EFB0

Melinda

This was Google’s code name for its ‘unlawful agreement’ with Facebook

https://nypost.com/2020/12/29/this-was-googles-code-name-for-its-unlawful-agreement-with-facebook/

Old Lurker

Iggy yesterday: "Never, if the Ledge is a defensive redoubt to escape what's coming.
If you put it on wheels and make it an offensive battle wagon, I'll be glad to hop aboard."

How soon they forget.

You have forgotten that back when the Ledge was designed (Atop a twelve story building in Arlington I might have owned at the time), DoT helped us acquire retired 12" guns from WWII battleships so that we could fire 2,000 lb projectiles at any building inside the DC Beltway. We planned to store the makings in the sub-sub basement (I stored the booze in the sub-basement), and we hoped that Iggy would take charge of the gun crews.

Hence the old timers here who have always assumed the Ledge was an offensive redoubt.

Old Lurker

I read that the Nashville bomber's girlfriend told Nashville police that the guy was building a bomb in his RV. The police told the FBI and ATF but nobody answered the door the first time they went to check and were not granted permission to search the second time.

That right there is your FBI watching over you so you can sleep at night.

fdcol63 🇺🇸

The Ledge, for me, has been a staging area ...... for those of us to amass and prepare for “the next steps” who recognize that our major institutions like the courts and electoral system are already too compromised to save the country.

MissMarple2

https://twitter.com/hppyjesusfreak/status/1344174274710360066

Long, sourced thread showing the numerous ways that Georgia violated their own laws with the use of Dominion machines and changes to software. Includes court documents, videos, and links to stories in The Epoch Times.

Wrapped thread:
https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1344174014764208128.html

If you have time, read the original thread with the replies, which have additional information including similar stuff from Michigan.


Old Lurker

fdcol...and recall that Porch promised to work the bar but she would never agree to wear the T Shirt.

Old Lurker

A-mom...do you think Mitch McConnel has always envied Bob Michel as the Leader he hoped to be?

MissMarple2

Rosie's Orbital Death Laser
@DarnelSugarfoo

"Conspiracy" or not, this chick has been totally MIA. She hasn't even been mentioned in passing for weeks, by anyone in the administration OR the press.

(Includes official portrait of Gina Haspel.)
=============================
So, where is she? Inquiring minds like Miss Marple's would like to know.

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
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5m
Hearings from Atlanta on the Georgia Election overturn now being broadcast. Check it out. @OANN @newsmax and many more. @BrianKempGA should resign from office. He is an obstructionist who refuses to admit that we won Georgia, BIG! Also won the other Swing States.

Buckeye

I read that the Nashville bomber's girlfriend told Nashville police that the guy was building a bomb in his RV. The police told the FBI and ATF but nobody answered the door the first time they went to check and were not granted permission to search the second time.

That right there is your FBI watching over you so you can sleep at night.

The Storm Troopers are reserved for “special” tasks, like arresting Roger Stone.

Captain Hate

Can we stop pretending that there's anything admirable or elite about the FBI? Or the DOJ? Derp state from top to bottom.

Threadkiller

https://livestream.com/accounts/26021522/events/8730585

Supposedly a live stream of Rudy vs the GA Senate.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Didn't I read that McTurtle, after tabling the stand alone $2,000, introduced a bill proposing $2,000 and repealing Section 230 and seeking an investigation of election fraud; all of which Trump asked for?
Yes I did.

Melinda

Actually "Demanded under the Impoundment Act".

Buckeye

Yep Iggy, McTurtle is only half as bad as everyone wants to make him out to be.

Melinda

And McTurtle objected to (blocked) Schumie's attempt for "Unanimous Consent" on ONLY $2K payouts, which got the requisite headlines O' Doom.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Some of my FB people are reporting they got $600 per household member deposited last night. I guess if the number bumps up to $2000 later, they will do another deposit for the difference. Any bets that the second deposit will be a clusterfuck?

Narciso

Confidence is high stephanie.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--How soon they forget.--

I could certainly be mistaken but my memory is the initial design was as a refuge from the imminent herds of roving barbarians from which one would be able to pull up the draw bridge and as a last resort take the fateful plunge of suicidal freedom should the orc hordes begin scaling its walls like so many ants.
Later it was decided to make it more offensive minded with the installation of gun turrets.

Regardless, it's only a metaphor. But my objection is to its form of metaphor. There is no solution, nor even ultimate safety, in a falcon's eyrie. It's down on the ground where TK and Maryrose mix it up and Buford and Texas Liberty Gal or whoever's husband was elected. Retreating to a ledge, which we're all guilty of to one degree or another, for the last hundred years has left the playing field open to the orcs to rampage at will.
To take the country back will involve walking back out onto what is now their field and killing, either politically or, God forbid actually, our former countrymen who have turned to orcs. That's the ugly reality we all have allowed to come into being.

fdcol63 🇺🇸

There’s nothing even faintly “American” about today’s FBI and DOJ.

They are simply Deep State political hacks with their thumbs on the scales of justice and their jackboots on our throats.

Sad, but here we are.

Buckeye

Our laundry room is off the kitchen, and therefore close to the family room where my “easy” chair and I reside.

Mrs. Buckeye started a load and then went to the loft for a Zoom call with her girlfriends.

As usual the washer did some banging around, and since it is relatively new, it will cleverly display a fault code if something goes awry.

I didn’t get up to check and after the Zoom call, Mrs. Buckeye came down and ask if the washer load finished.

I said I didn’t know but that I did hear some banging.

She ask, “Did it give you an FU code”

Think I’m rubbing off on her:)

Melinda

Banks having online issues. Multiple outages.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--You know I don't understand the Biden camp's rush to reassert the Iran agreement.

And I don't understand why Iran would agree to it either.--

Iran wants it to remove the sanctions.
But the overarching reason they both want it is;
Iran deal = bad for America and Israel.
Progs = enemies of America and Israel.
Iran = enemy of America and Israel.
It is who they are.

fdcol63 🇺🇸

“To take the country back will involve walking back out onto what is now their field and killing, either politically or, God forbid actually, our former countrymen who have turned to orcs. That's the ugly reality we all have allowed to come into being.”

Indeed. We ALL allowed it to happen, and that was our mistake.

I’ve just been of the opinion that the “political” remedy had already passed.

And that the hope of the other option dwindles, and becomes increasingly impossible, unlikely or even bloodier as demographics change and us Old Timers who remember what America was like even just 20 years ago trundle into nursing homes or die off.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Just checked our joint account and the $1200 is in there. Hmmm.

rse

Fd--

This is the agenda and yes I am quoting from a unesco document from last year on the 2030 Agenda the oECD is also a part of and trump has tried to take us out of.

[The SDGs] They are summation of the collective aspirations for a future worthy of our planet.Since the adoption of the SDGs, governments, businesses and wider civil society organisations the world over have taken up the arduous challenge of mobilising societies to act to realise a peaceful and sustainable future. This urgency for action has also been induced by the fact that some of the challenges that the SDGs set out to address are materialising by the day, especially the looming climate catastrophe. As much as the SDGs have inspired individual and collective action, they are yet to internalise a mindset that is peaceful and sustainable among individuals. Something is needed to internalise and make automatic the mindset to co-exist (with the planet) peacefully and sustainably. This is where kindness could play a significant role in creating and internalising such a mindset. Imagine a world where it is intuitive and easy to be kind to each other, to all beings and the planet; where individual and collective action is informed by this simple and natural secular ethic.

The bolding is from me and the part that led me to this Agenda.

henry

Thread

@jamie_woodward_

BREAKING: Another extinct ice age beast exhumed from the permafrost. Exceptionally well-preserved carcass of a juvenile woolly rhinoceros discovered in Yakutia. Its internal organs and stomach contents await investigation. Photos by Valery Plotnikov. siberiantimes.com/other/others/n…

https://twitter.com/jamie_woodward_/status/1343960159626928129?s=21

rse

More (in case anyone thinks I am exaggerating):

To realise a world that is peaceful and sustainable, there is need to replace violent and unsustainable systems, which requires a massive behavioural change on an individual and then on the collective level. As established above, research from the cognitive neurosciences indicates that behavioural change stems from functional and structural biological changes in the brain that occur as a consequence of neuroplasticity. Given the massive benefits of kindness and prosocial behaviour, it is time we consciously promote and augment this naturally occurring prosocial circuit in human beings such that it is automatically activated. A spiral of numerous acts of kindness strengthens the circuit, and in return, the circuit induces individuals to perform more acts of kindness. As described earlier, adolescents and the youth are uniquely positioned because of the brain development that they undergo at that age. The explicit promotion of prosocial behaviour can arm them to tackle dissonance that exists because of beliefs, attitudes values and feelings about oneself, others or the environment. Not to forget, humans have a fundamental need to belong to something larger than themselves (Baumeister & Leary, 1995). One’s social responsibility is rooted in relationships with others—individuals must feel connected to others and see oneself as part of a larger entity. When supported by others, growing autonomy during adolescence can also foster social responsibility, as autonomy entails having the agency to act on one’s values—values that involve helping others and contributing to society (Wray-Lake & Syvertsen, 2011). The ability of adolescents to identify and define social responsibility, in turn, is important in defining who they are, where they fit in the social world and building confidence in their sense of agency (Youniss & Yates, 1997). A confident, self-aware and values-conscious youth can lead the world towards peace and sustainability, and kindness presents itself as the ideal trait to drive this movement.

fdcol63 🇺🇸

rse,

Scary stuff. But it IS all part of their plan and Agenda.

And the video that Melinda linked to at 8:44 AM should be a wake-up for everyone.

This, besides the profits that Big Pharma stand to gain, may be behind their impetus to get us all vaccinated instead of “building back better” our own immune systems.

What if they have found the genetic or brain keys that determine other “undesirable” factors that stand in their way of world domination ... like patriotism and the desire to be free of authoritarian governments?

Jane

Okay, I’ve clearly gone over the edge. I decided I had, must, will listen to one day more, (les Miserables) today. I don’t have a CD Player and couldn’t find the disc, so I went to Walmart.

Found a player but no disc. Back ito the shed - found SBW’s discs which I can finally listen to and holy cow - there they were!

ONE DAY MORE will be playing here all day on the lanai - while the water is off and the temp is beautiful! Stop on by!

Narciso

Much like drehers benedectine option, unviable and not really in keeping witj being a christian

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Massive terror explosion at Aden Airport in Yemen as government officials arrive.
Many killed & wounded.
It has Iran's hand all over it.

- Barry Shaw

jimmyk

A glimmer of justice from upstate NY:

The owners of The Quarter in Buffalo and Pharaoh's Gentlemen's Club in Cheektowaga, both involved in a lawsuit against Governor Andrew Cuomo, say a judge is telling the state to reach a compromise on bars and restaurants or provide scientific evidence to support the COVID-19 restrictions on the businesses.

https://www.wkbw.com/rebound/coronavirus-investigations/judge-says-new-york-state-must-compromise-on-covid-19-restrictions-on-bars-and-restaurants

Narciso

Formerly raf khormaskar afb. Back during the emergency it was a nasser sponsored proxy move, the rebels were.

Jj532aa

anonamom: Your 5:08 was fun! I'm so glad you posted it. After I watched Sinatra, Rickles, and Carson, I clicked on Dennis Miller talking about Sinatra. Both my husband and I laughed out loud. What a great start to the day (albeit, a little late -- we got up at 6 a.m., but I didn't find your video until a few minutes ago.)

Thank you for all that you bring to jom -- your knowledge and tips give me a feeling of confidence in facing the 'emotional' part of these past months of media stoking the fear and 'horror' of covid.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

I believe the idea of neural plasticity is just another retarded utopian prog myth.
Were it so we would see a large change in human nature from the Old Testament or Greek or other ancient literature from today. Instead we see the exact same behavior and motivations as now.
Second, the USSR, Mao and a hundred other attempts would have already molded the New Man. Instead we see the same old man everywhere we look.
Human history is largely a chronicle of ambitious men beating themselves senseless on the immutable stone wall of human nature.
People can be taught, and learn, all manner of stupid things, but they are always post-it notes stuck on the unchanging laws of, not just human nature, but also the real natural world and its own immutable laws.
And that is why every stupid utopian project eventually always loses its stickiness and ends up with the dust bunnies under the fridge with all the rest of the previous post-it notes reminding us to pick up the eggs and a carton of milk on our way to nirvana.
There is nothing new under the sun and consequently, vanity, vanity, all is vanity.

MissMarple2

The Epoch Times
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The #DOJ is ready to prosecute British #Terrorist Omar Sheikh who took part in the 2002 kidnapping and murder of #WallStreetJournal reporter #DanielPearl, according to Acting AG #JeffreyRosen.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

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Sen. Josh Hawley will OBJECT to certifying electoral votes based on overwhelming FRAUD!

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--And that the hope of the other option dwindles, and becomes increasingly impossible, unlikely or even bloodier as demographics change and us Old Timers who remember what America was like even just 20 years ago trundle into nursing homes or die off.--

This ties in with my last comment;
As Daniel Greenfield pointed out yesterday, it never becomes impossible for the governed to withdraw their consent.
70 years after Lenin and Stalin had attempted to completely extinguish the memory of the unpleasant, authoritarian Czarist system and replaced it with the all encompassing evil of their totalitarian state, the subjects of Eastern Europe and the USSR shrugged their shoulders and threw off the totalitarians and replaced them with either freedom or their old authoritarian ways.

People aren't very rational, are often influenced by temporary situations and events and will often tolerate appalling mistreatment...for a time. But they always revert to the mean because of the laws of nature. Men know in their hearts that freedom is better than oppression. They know the difference between pain and pleasure and liberty and subjection. But regardless of what man knows in his heart, the real world with its unchanging risks and rewards always stands ready to crush the utopians and the power mongers and the oligarchs from achieving their unworkable plans.
It takes longer than we want oftentimes but it always does.

MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President:

Team Trump (Text TRUMP to 88022)
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Time for state legislators to take the Election seriously.

President @realDonaldTrump
needs you to DEMAND they call a SPECIAL SESSION & hear the evidence.

Contact your state legislators NOW!

GA: (404) 656-1776

WI: (608) 266-2517

MI: (517) 373-6339

AZ: (602) 542-4331

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

I've always been a fan of Haynes Workshop Manuals. My greasy well worn Jaguar E Type one got me through dismantling and reassembling my 63.
But I didn't know they had branched out a bit;
Lockheed SR 71 Blackbird Owners Workshop Manual.

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