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March 27, 2021

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Davod

The fantasy of communism vs. the reality of communism

https://babalublog.com/wpr/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/fantasy-of-communism-vs-reality.jpg

Catsmeat

Henry, my favorite class was Donald Kagan's on Greek history, where once a term certain lucky students got to come to the front and demonstrate a phalanx.

Hi, narc--yes, and also by then the most important Faulkner scholar ever--I got into the seminar by reading about seven of the major works over the summer of my junior year, so he had to take me in (these "fellow" seminars had competitive registration).

Sbw, my conference will be back in Rochester next March--the society was very fortunate as the hotel allowed everything to be rolled over for two years in the future! Plus the virtual conference we had this March was actually pretty good--we upped our international registration by 400%--if you were a literary scholar in Lahore, for instance, you could participate, if accepted, for $35 or $50 (grad student or faculty) rather than the at least $5K it would have taken otherwise to get here--$10K seems a fairer estimate. The only problem is that the scholarship from the Indian end was well done but a tad dull--too much interest in the kind of feminist analysis which was in its heyday in the 80s.

I have every hope I will see you and also perhaps Robin (not rse, whom I am privileged to see in Atlanta when I can) and perhaps even CH and really anyone within distance!

henry

Narciso, nothing like a lecture mixed with slides of Papuans breaking their penis gourds on the high bar Pospisil set up (he was a gymnast in his youth), or the local use of flint chips for surgery followed by maggots to cure an infected deep cut he had (pics of the cut plus him showing his arm with no scar). Then the comments on the communism he escaped from. He was special.

Pinandpuller

It’s funny how many illegal things they sell on eBay: ie Water Spinach seeds.

It’s not really legal to grow south of MA, but in Biden’s America who really cares if a hostile alien species is released on unsuspecting American flora?

Pinandpuller

Hey, who’s ready for “Medical Restitution”:

http://bostonreview.net/science-nature-race/bram-wispelwey-michelle-morse-antiracist-agenda-medicine

Pinandpuller

My third cousin named LaHore.

Dave (in MA)

CNN can't help CNNing.

    Stephen L. Miller Retweeted Anthony Bialy@AnthonyBialy · Two plane accidents in Lower Manhattan led to 3,000 fatal injuries
      CNN@CNN · Police said the girls, 13 and 15, assaulted an Uber Eats driver with a Taser while carjacking him, which led to an accident in which he was fatally injured. https://cnn.it/2NXeK5K
jim nj

https://hotair.com/archives/jazz-shaw/2021/03/27/will-biden-let-eviction-moratorium-expire/

Now that the weather is warming up we need to let the evictions begin. This has to happen sooner or later, and now is just as good a time as any other.

The states should be in charge of this, not the federal government.

I really don't understand the legal basis for extending this at the federal level and wasn't that humongous Covid bill chock full of money going to the states to ameliorate this problem?

jim nj

While an eviction moratorium may have had some good short-term effects, it's now like that huge cargo ship stuck in the Suez Canal. Like that ship, the curtailed eviction process is blocking progress to a new equilibrium and distorting the demand and supply of housing.

I'm sure the governors wouldn't mind some more political cover, but they aren't going to see any real estate political campaign contributions in the meantime.

And I am still of the believe that illegal immigrants comprise the majority of the people at risk of eviction.

I want to see how that plays out when legal citizens are asked to pay for that.

jim nj

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9407343/US-transport-secretary-says-mulling-mileage-tax-infrastructure.html

This is fun.

People already pay pro-rata per miles via fuel and tire taxes.

Except Prius drivers.

And let's increase the burden on rural drivers who don't get subsidized mass transit because there are no masses.

jim nj

https://www.city-journal.org/beijing-wolf-warrior-diplomacy

Beijing’s Wolf Warriors in Alaska
Chinese diplomats’ actions at last week’s summit in Alaska suggest that Xi Jinping will treat the Biden administration like Obama 2.0.

jim nj

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2021/03/27/bidens_presidency_is_the_modern_version_of_jimmy_carters_145489.html

Obama 2.0 or Carter 2.0?

henry

Gotta watch more than just Trump. Xiden already tasked the military to do this. Cyber command now Stasi.

https://www.defenseone.com/technology/2021/03/senators-offer-let-nsa-hunt-cyber-actors-inside-us/172938/

henry

The captain was speeding.

@antoinegigal

#suezcanal #CanalDeSuez UPDATES : 2 additional tugs reach Egypt's Red Sea to help re-float #EverGiven ship. Now we know that the pilot of the boat from the start is guilty of going 13 speed knots inside the canal instead of 7 speed knots before being guided

https://twitter.com/antoinegigal/status/1376113608845836290?s=21

Narciso

Thats what i figured its like when ramius tried to speed through the underwater canyons, there be trouble there.

hoyden

President Trump unmasks the DOJ and FBI as Commie Democrat partisans. They dropped charges against 200+ Clinton Democrat rioters at DJT inauguration and they're in full arrest ask questions later mode with Trump supporters.

The January 6 Prosecutions Hit a Speed Bump
By Clarice Feldman

Narciso

Seriously they dont even know the poop on the doorstep, they want more power.

Narciso


Here come the leaches

https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/03/journal-of-american-medical-association-embraces-structural-racism-dogma-succumbing-to-critical-race-activism/

Jane

Clarice’s restraint is admirable.

The government is sooooooooo corrupt!

Buckeye

Once again, Clarice confirms my belief that there is nothing wrong with DC that a couple hundred megatons couldn’t fix.

MissMarple2

Thanks for the run-down on those cases, Clarice! Being held without bail for trespassing in areas far-removed from home seemed pretty draconian and mainly an extortion move: Confess or else.

sbwaters

catsmeat: my conference will be back in Rochester next March

You have my email, I believe. Please let us know the range of dates to accommodate travel plans.

sbwaters

Who expected "Dracula" to be a novel about political philosophy and politics in practice!

From Michael Smith on facebook — search "utahprez" on Facebook to find him.

"I was thinking about the players, the vampires (Dracula and his succubae), the familiars (the humans who assist the vampires like Renfield in the book), the victims (Miss Lucy Westenra and her mother), the public (the general population and the townsfolk) and the vampire hunters (like Mina, Harker, Holmwood, Seward, Morris -the Texan, and Dr. Van Helsing, of course) and how like our current sociopolitical conflicts parallel Stoker’s characters.

"First, we have the antagonists, the vampires. They exist in the world of the undead, having lost their souls in their transition from human to demon. They roam the night, shapeshifting and casting spells on their targets, always content to take life and survive off the life blood of those with beating hearts.

"Then there are the familiars – the humans who live in service to the vampire, either out of paralyzing, nihilistic fear or because they want to please their masters in hopes of becoming a vampire themselves one day.
...
"Now think of this 1897 story in 2021 socioeconomic terms – we clearly have vampires, groups that seek to live off the life blood of others. That’s how government agencies work and that is what the communist agendas of BLM, the various race baiting groups who push Critical Race Theory, the Cloward-Piven cabals looking to crash the welfare system through open borders, the Green Nude Eel bunch, looking to destroy our economy to save the planet – are all about - all of these groups are vampires sucking on the jugular of American life.
...
"The people are all of America’s general population, the largest percentage of whom have no idea vampires exist. They cannot see them, won’t look for them, cannot even conceive of such a thing and because they cannot, they don’t exist – but there are townsfolk who have witnessed the terror, have lost friends and family to the bloodsuckers, and know vampires are real. They take steps to protect themselves. Today, that would amount to fighting to protect the Constitution and the Bill of rights (especially the First and Second Amendments) because the townsfolk know that our contemporary vampires fear these two things as much as the vampires of lore feared crosses, garlic, and the vamps know the First and Second Amendments are the wooden stakes.

"Then there are the intrepid vampire hunters. Like Arthur Holmwood (who dug up the body of his fiancé, Lucy Westenra, and drove a stake in her heart), these are the people committed to tracking down Dracula’s fifty boxes of graveyard dirt and eliminating him once and for all. These are people like Milton Freidman, Rush Limbaugh, Walter Williams, Thomas Sowell, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley, Ron DeSantis, Tucker Carlson and Dr. Abraham Van Helsing reincarnated himself, Donald J. Trump (and many more) who want nothing more than to end the scourge of vampirism even at the risk of their lives and fortunes."

As Smith says, dystopia is less "Brave New World and "1984" than "Dracula".

rse

The pollen count in ATL today is almost 7,000.

I am not leaving this house and we have good air filters and I still have felt queasy since getting up.

I know steph is glad to be missing this.

Narciso

What explains that rse. Kudzu overgrowth?

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

I know steph is glad to be missing this.

Yup. People down here were complaining about allergy season, and all I could do was laugh. The car barely turned yellow for a day. No pollen clouds, either. I just looked puzzled when they mentioned pollen and explained in ATL you can literally see clouds of the stuff for days.

hoyden

New word compliments of Clarice, perfervid. Added to a growing list already including dosvedanya, pecksniff and peculation. There were others that I failed to document and are lost to time.

sbwaters

You mean, hoyden, he says looking haughtily, you don’t find a use for perfervid every day.

Melinda

$41 Billion for hurricane "relief" can line a LOT of pockets:

Cate Long
@cate_long
As I've said previously Puerto Rico government is drowning in cash but they basically dont think they have any responsibility to pay off their debts. Credit rating agencies & investors should note their total lack of willingness to pay. drive.google.com/file/d/1D_dkDQ… #muniland

https://twitter.com/cate_long/status/1376157618192941060

clarice

Good morning, JOM and thanks!

hoyden

I don't normally watch long videos but I watched the whole Rock Mill video. Thanks, Buckeye, for linking.

Narciso


Itmight aa well be charlie browns teacher


https://www.westernjournal.com/watch-rep-ted-lieu-explodes-congressional-witness-talked-discrimination-college-shouts-stunned-guest/?utm_medium=westernjournalism&utm_source=push&utm_campaign=jeeng

Jane

Clarice,

Are you still in Florida?

MissMarple2

I see on Twitter that President al Sisi of Egypt has ordered that the shipping containers be removed from the ship stuck in the Suez Canal.

This seems to be a practical solution, as it would lessen the weight and make it easier to re-float the ship.

I wonder why this hasn't been suggested before?

Old Lurker

This fits nicely into that JOM F451 discussion the other night:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9410665/University-Oxford-considers-scrapping-sheet-music-colonial.html

Dark Age A'comin

Buckeye

I don't normally watch long videos but I watched the whole Rock Mill video. Thanks, Buckeye, for linking.

Hoyden,

I was so impressed with the young guy Millwright, I sent him an email.

Explained how my uncle was #1 “Millwright” for decades at General Motors. Big machines are still big machines. He was their “goto fix it guy”.

He got a kick outta my comment that my uncle used to joke he spent more time in corporate jets than the CEO:)

GUS

Narciso, I don't think it's the KUDZU, it's PROLLY the GLOW BULL WARMING.

Narciso

That would be logical thats how you lighten the load, now getting cranes into position might be problematic.

MissMarple2

Here is the link to the story about unloading the ship:

https://www.unilad.co.uk/news/egyptian-president-abdel-fattah-al-sisi-orders-operation-to-lift-containers-from-trapped-suez-canal-ship/

rse

Steph-

I went for a mid-day, sun out, hour walk yesterday in Pill Hill area and 400 and at points the sky was yellow at the level up to about 200 feet from ground.

I came home and took a shower as soon as I finished stretching to make sure all traces of pollen were gone. I have made the mistake in past of forgetting it will stay in my hair otherwise and I wake up feeling like a sledge hammer pummeled my sinuses all night.

MissMarple2

Narciso,

The article says unloading it might take weeks because they will need a 200-foot crane to unload it.

Doesn't the US have big helicopters that can lift those containers one-by-one? I assume other countries have them also. Start with one team removing containers from one end of the ship and one from the other. Have teams in staging areas to load the containers onto trucks. Is this not feasible?

rse

That's a sikorsky MM.

My son LOVED to watch those when he was young.

rse

They have also been using sikorskys occasionally to bring equipment at night to the 285/400 exchange redesign. Flying quite low at about 4 am is very noisy and accounts for some early posting when that happens.

Narciso

This crew of pantomine horses is so blind they cant even prioritize a bottleneck that involves goods from china.

Momto2

I have read that the pollen we can see is not the culprit - that there is pollen with smaller particles that invade our lungs/sinuses. It does seem to appear at the same time the yellow cloud descends.

I hoped the storm with high winds and rain would dissipate the pollen but when I opened my trash receptacle this morning a yellow cloud arose. (cough,cough,sniffle)

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Kesey's "Sometimes a Great Neotion" is one of the greatest American novells and movies everever written and made. Nurse Ratchet is a metaphoir of a crippling political economony system.

And Jack Nicholson is the perfect Randle McMurphy.---

Haven't read the whole thread so haven't seen if anyone addressed this but Sometimes a Great Notion was made into the movie Never Give an Inch and the story was about a stubborn logging family in the Northwest.
You're thinking Cuckoo Nest, JiB.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Should add loggers have a less than benevolent view of Kesey and his Monkey Wrench Gang.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Does anyone for one moment doubt this gang of cancel shitbirds would happily burn Fahrenheit 451, written after all by a privileged white racist, without the slightest sense of irony or self awareness?

GUS

Calling this GLOW BULL WARMING POLLEN .........yellow. It RAYCIIIISSS against ASIANS.
You know, Spruce Springstone called them.....THE YELLOW MAN.

Narciso

Its dangerous sorcery, bradbury predicted these 'shells'

Melinda

Will be Interesting to see who responds to Sky Crane lift requests, and the experienced man power to lighten the front third of that boat. And will it be enough to break the suction of the bottom.

Melinda

Ig-

Have you been following the cross-country mill arson stories? Coincident to global supply chain assault.

Jane

Wow Mom, and I thought the pollen was bad here!

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Another gift from the effin Bush family; The right to keep and NOT bear arms shall not be infringed;
Federal Court Rules Americans Have 'No Right to Carry Arms Openly in Public'
"“There is no right to carry arms openly in public; nor is any such right within the scope of the Second Amendment,” U.S. Circuit Court Judge Jay Bybee, wrote in the 215-page majority opinion. Bybee was appointed to the bench by former President George W. Bush in 2003."

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

LOL Jane. The pollen here is mild.

Gotta love this place! Took Ariel to the Metro Diner for breakfast this morning, and a lady came in who had to be in her mid 60s sporting a "Fuck Biden and those who voted for him" shirt.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

I saw some mention of two or three fires, Mel, some weeks back, but don't know of a string of arsons.
Sawmills do have an unfortunate tendency to catch on fire accidentally.
Is there more to it than that?

rse

Well. mom. rain started here in earnest about 5 minutes ago and should be gone by one. Hoping air will be breathable after that.

Manuel Transmission

Just checked and the biggest heavy lift helos can only pick up about 1/2 - 2/3 the weight of a max weight 40’ container. Of course not all will be loaded to the max, but that makes picking through the stack pretty messy.

Would you trust the number on the bill of lading?

MissMarple2

Melinda,

I have noticed it. Seemed to jump out at me when Ig mentioned lumber futures skyrocketing.

Also, has anyone compiled a list of chip manufacturers who have had sudden, inexplicable fires? I know there was one in Japan.

MissMarple2

MT.

Thanks for checking on that weight limit.

This is just bugging the heck out of me. My daughter thought maybe they could do something with chains and heavy towing equipment, but I am pretty sure now that you checked on the container weight, that wouldn't work, either.

Buckeye

We used to worry about Soviets infiltration, and sabotage to critical infrastructure.

Now we invite questionable students, and give them fellowships at STEM oriented Universities.

Fucking brilliant.

Old Lurker

Buckeye, as the man said, Traitors within are much much more dangerous than enemies outside the gates.

We be proof.

clarice

No, Jane.

clarice

The man who produced the One Flew Over movie said as he grew older he his sympathies had switched to Nurse Ratchet.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

You'd think the Chinese would have already done one of their belt and road boondoggles by digging a Xiuez canal twicet as big as the original right next to it.

GUS

This Uber eats driver who died in a TASER CAR CRASH..... WHAT WAS HIS RACE.
The two teenagers who accidentally murdered him.
What was THEIR RACE??

No one seems to care.

Narciso

Zaentz, forman directed it.

MissMarple2

GUS,

No one had to tell me.

Manuel Transmission

Gus, here’s the link that ‘accidentally’ reveals the girls’ complexion.

https://saraacarter.com/two-teenage-girls-carjack-and-kill-an-uber-driver-cnn-called-it-an-accident/

Manuel Transmission

So now we need surveillance tools to reach into the guy’s phone and remove the video.

MissMarple2

Disclose.tv
@disclosetv

· 21m
JUST IN - Australia hit by cyber-attacks. Television channel disrupted and government was forced to cut access to IT and emails at the Parliament House.

Narciso


A day ending in y


https://mobile.twitter.com/RitaPanahi/status/1376038171012595714

Narciso


Its not hard to remember

https://mobile.twitter.com/Breaking911/status/1375501304764760064

Melinda

Thanks, MT, for the Sky Crane details. I guess they’re going to have to suction dredge instead, perhaps with some slurry injection to liquify the mud. Good thing the smaller ships can still transit the original canal, not this updated trench.

Ig-

Yes, there were about 30 “mill fires suspected as arson” since ‘16, which seems kind of high to me.

Narciso

Fahrfegnugen
https://mobile.twitter.com/LeeSmithDC/status/1375641820584157186

Narciso


Yikes

https://mobile.twitter.com/AlexBerenson/status/1375830553925148674

Jane

Stephanie, (if you are here). I can’t find that stuff. I’ll try to contact someone this week.

Narciso


Just like the new people at foggy bottom

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/pentagon-linguist-pleads-guilty-to-exposing-us-human-assets/ar-BB1f0Uir?ocid=a2hs

Pinandpuller

The suspects in the Virginia Beach mass shooting: Ahmon Jahree Adams, 22, of Chesapeake; Nyquez Tyyon Baker, 18, of Virginia Beach; and Devon Maurice Dorsey Jr., 20.

They must be White because they were safely arrested and transported to jail.

Jim Eagle

Captain Guy de Boer explains what happened in the Suez Canal.

https://www.facebook.com/guy.deboer.7/posts/4203348219696743

GUS

Pin, I pick NYQUEZ TYVON BAKER as my name of the day.

What say you???

Pinandpuller

Turn the Western Canon around, boys:

🚨 The University of Oxford is considering scrapping sheet music for being 'too colonial' after staff raised concerns about the 'complicity in white supremacy' in music curriculums.

Via @DailyMailUK

https://twitter.com/politicsforali/status/1376085983880486916?s=21

Pinandpuller

GUS

When the Hunter becomes the hunted.

Narciso

Weve gone full brawndo.

Narciso

The same white supremacist' that put an end to the songhai and ashanti slave trading regimes

MissMarple2

Meanwhile, Scholastic has pulled the "Captain Underpants" series because it is racist.

MissMarple2

Bongino Report
@BonginoReport
·
9m
Trump Confirms He’ll Visit Border “Over the Next Couple of Weeks” After Being Asked by CBP Officials
======================================
"Help us, Obi Wan Kenobi! You're our only hope!"

hoyden

I wonder what happens to the perp college professors who hide receiving China dollars? Do they get the Clinesmith pass?

Jim Eagle

Isn't it interesting and even alarmikng that our bureaucrats like the Border Police consider Trump POTUS?

Askikng for a Biden supporter:)

Narciso


They dont seem to care

https://babalublog.com/2021/03/27/biden-press-conference-did-they-waant-an-audience/#comments

Dave (in MA)

After being eligible for a week and still not hearing from RINO Charlie about any available Wu Flu jabs, I finally snagged one via a twitter bot that I've been following.

Jim Eagle

Ladies,

If interested, my niece's facebook page of her fashion creations.

https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=177081733859409&set=picfp.100046727510958

Pinandpuller

I propose that March 19th from here on be know as ‘VS Day’ or ‘Victory [over] Stairs Day’.

And GentleMA’AM would hold he/her manhood cheap who stayed a’Flat Earth this the Saint Biden’s Day.

MissMarple2

Jim Eagle,

I am watching this with some interest. Wictor seems to think he IS the President, due to some convoluted reasoning and military movements and stuff. I think that's fanciful and wouldn't have thought it of Wictor.

I must say, however, that Trump is probably the ONLY one who can get people like Acosta to go down there and actually cover it.

By the way, does anyone know why all of a sudden Garcetti decidied to get the homeless encampment vacated? Someone on Twitter thought that there might have been Antifa hiding amongst them.

GUS

St Hubbins was the patron saint of QUALITY FOOTWEAR.
St Biden is the Patron saint of SLEAZE.

henry

Miss M, Census count is complete and Garretti no longer needs them.

Melinda

They got the bailout, no further need for the imagery.

MissMarple2

henry,

Duh! I should have thought of that!

GUS

Miss M. The evidence if BIDENS' mental and physical decline is OVERWHELMING. WICTOR can run his cake hole anyway and for any REASON he wants.
THE EVIDENCE OF BIDEN NOT BEING IN CONTROL IN ANY WAY IS PLAIN TO SEE.

FULL COMMIES understand this, and are taking advantage of it. BIDEN is NOT the President.

MissMarple2

New York Post
@nypost

· 5h
Dr. Fauci warns parents about children playing together without masks https://trib.al/Kcc7i1T

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