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May 26, 2021

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anonamom

The Moderna vaccine was 93% effective against COVID-19 in children aged 12 to 17 after the first dose and 100% two weeks after the second dose, with no cases of COVID-19 reported among vaccinated participants.

Question is--how many cases of Covid were in the NOT vaccinated group?

I am guessing ZERO.

Thomas Collins

There is only one way the continuing attempt to destroy Trump can be stopped. Personal secrets of some top oligarch figures need to be let out. That will cause a bloodletting, because most or all of us have secrets we don't want released, and there are people who know about those secrets. Operation Let It All Hang Out will be personally destructive, both to many oligarchs and people fighting against the oligarchy, but less destructive than what is going on now.

henry

Trump as Emmanuel Goldstein. Authoritarians need an other to blame for their errors.

Neo

“Lab Leak” conspiracy theory REBUNKED

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Maxine Waters just introduced a bill to re-name Memorial Day George Floyd Day. Are you FRICK'N kidding me?

Thomas Collins

If Oceania does eventually succeed in destroying Trump, henry, it will need another enemy.

On the brighter side, I am happy to report that my neighborhood, which was always the least compliant crew (among non-street people neighborhoods) in Boston with respect to Marty Walsh's and Jolly Cholly's COVID pronouncements (yes, I know that where I reside, least compliant still means overall collectively submissive, but not quite as submissive as the typical blue neighborhood), there are now people without masks passing each other on the sidewalks without fear in their eyes.

Around Methadone Mile, anonamom, there was even more mask non-compliance throughout the pandemic among the street denizens. The 'hood near where you once performed your medical labors maintained its in yo face (without a mask) attitude!

Dave (in MA)

How about "Decoration Day"? My FIL still called it that to his dying day.

Thomas Collins

In the interest of showing respect to the JOM Geometry Committee, I note that Methadone Mile is more properly called Methadone Square Mile. I think anonamom will back me up on that.

anonamom

Personal secrets of some top oligarch figures need to be let out.

TC--what kind of "personal secrets" do you think will be effective?

Having it be known that the president's son was sexually involved with his brother's daughter, and the family covered for him didn't bring much attention, nor did 26+ trips to Epstein's island by Bill Clinton.

If incest and pedophilia haven't hacked it to date, what do you think will?


You'll have to forgive me if I don't think your plan is going to work.

MissMarple2

Trump as Pizarro (Robert Shaw) in “The Royal Hunt of the Sun”(1969):

“Your majesty, I am not a perfect man. Your court is full of perfect men who do nothing, for fear they will make a mistake and lose all. How long can Spain survive, doing nothing?”

anonamom

Addendum: It WILL work against R/conservative oligarchists, but not D/Leftist ones.

Thomas Collins

I must concede, anonamom, that given the oligarchy's tendency to suppress all inconvenient info, the secrets will really need to be explosive. Nonetheless, for example, I think release of a couple of Marion Barry like video or audio recordings of higher ups in Congress would help.

It may not work. But at this point I think it's the best play.

But cheer up. Last week I spoke with someone with impeccable blue state credentials who hasn't drank the oligarch Kool-Aid!

Dave (in MA)

TC, how long before it's an Autonomous Zone?

Thomas Collins

It almost is, Dave (in MA). Read some of the articles by Shirley Leung of The Boston Globe on my 'hood. She hates it! Too many bars and not enough places for the downtrodden.

MissMarple2

To me, the key is breaking the death grip Big Media holds on information. You cannot tell me Americans are accepting of Hunter Biden’s horrific behavior, nor do they want to be ruled by Chinese overlords.

A great many simply do not know this stuff, and if you try to tell them, they think you are nuts. Trust me, I have been there.

Thomas Collins

And so far, the street people are few and far between.

Jane

TM,

They’ve got docs, e.g tax returns going back 8 years. Way past the SOL. It’s a witch hunt - of course.

Jane

Seems to me Biden et al’s creepy ties to China should have an impact - but of course, won’t. There is so much conflict of interest in this administration!

Dave (in MA)

Just heard another ad spot from MSNBC on the Grace Curley Show (Howie Carr spinoff show).

The ad says, among other things, "Favor facts over conspiracies". From the Moscow Golden Showers network.

Dave (in MA)

Here's the ad: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1201113900344336 I hope they're spending a lot of money.

clarice

Cy Vance,Jr. is a jerk.

Thomas Collins

And too many apartments and condos for the rich. I love being in the oldest apartment with the lightest wallet (not that I'm pleading poverty, but when some people find out where I live, they think I'm at the Krafty Bob level {Krafty Bob bought a condo in my 'hood; I don't know if he still owns it}).

For much of Boston, the supposedly elegant architecture is a prime attraction. For me, I live in an apartment where Rob Gronkowski once partied and Shane Vereen owned a unit (Vereen graciously agreed to a pic with my wife before he headed out to a Pats' Super Bowl parade).

James D.

There is only one way the continuing attempt to destroy Trump can be stopped. Personal secrets of some top oligarch figures need to be let out.

What's needed is for AGs in red states (Florida, TX, etc) to use the same tactics against prominent Democrats that the NY AG and SDNY criminals are using against President Trump.

but of course "that's not who we are" so it won't happen.

Neo

Cynthia Nixon @CynthiaNixon
The CVS on my corner has started locking up basic items like clothing detergent.

As so many families can’t make ends meet right now, I can’t imagine thinking that the way to solve the problem of people stealing basic necessities out of desperation is to prosecute them.
https://twitter.com/CynthiaNixon/status/1396225485827416064
Apparently, TIDE Pods are now "legal" tender for buying drugs

Melinda

Nice. Cancel them all.

Chris Spargo
@chrisonchris
The DOJ and FBI both hid the fact that a victim had witnessed Jeffrey Epstein rape a then-16-year-old Nadia Marcinkova.

They instead told jurors that the victim told police she saw Epstein with an "unidentified woman," which is a clear misrepresentation of her statement.

https://twitter.com/chrisonchris/status/1397617463903334401

MissMarple2

Neo,

That would not surprise me, even if you are joking.

Jane

TC,

I can attest you live in a great place - in my former (now communist) state.

Melinda

Tim Scott
@SenatorTimScott
None of the CEOs of the 6 largest banks in the US were able to share with me why they found Georgia’s election laws to be discriminatory or restrictive.

Silence speaks louder than words.

#wokecapitalism

https://twitter.com/SenatorTimScott/status/1397621319924129793

Melinda

I'd almost subscribe for a day to read this unmistakeable howler:

Max Boot
@MaxBoot
.@emilydparker: Cryptocurrency has an Elon Musk problem: In a supposedly decentralized industry meant to be impervious to any single party’s influence, market prices seem to soar or plunge based on the force of one man’s tweets. washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/…
https://twitter.com/MaxBoot/status/1397631757420273668

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

via Charles Glasser:

Depending on how this plays out, Dershowitz' success in having his libel complaint stand against CNN for intentionally deceitful editing could be a game changer. Said the court: "CNN presented an official proceeding in a misleading manner and the fair report privilege does not apply."
It's ironic that the same charges are always levelled against characters like James O'Keefe and the Center for Medical Progress as standard operating procedure, while Katie Couric got away with a shamefully dishonest edit in a Q&A session with gun proponents.
It's about time the same rules applied to everyone.
(H/T Glenn Reynolds)

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

"Eerily Analogous To 2008" - Carl Icahn's "Big Short 2.0" Trade Starts Paying Off As Mall Loan Fails

Melinda

The Check cleared! Make the "Announcement"!

Jaime Harrison, DNC Chair
@harrisonjaime
I’m sorry folks- it should not be breaking news that a Senator supports a bipartisan commission to investigate an insurrectionary coup of our Capitol!

The news should be that almost an entire party is willing to break their oaths to protect & defend the constitution & nation!

The Hill @thehill
#BREAKING: Murkowski becomes second Senate Republican to say they'll vote for Jan. 6 commission bill hill.cm/Hdmyqrn

https://twitter.com/harrisonjaime/status/1397360153654083584

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Washington Post
·
The mother and partner of the late Capitol Police officer Brian D. Sicknick are requesting meetings with all Republican senators to urge them to establish an independent commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob.

Narciso

Ah muellermas remember george nadee who was referred 135 times in the muellsr report and yet was subsequently indicted, see danchenko forwarding carp to steele.

Melinda

That dog and pony show must be pretty important to them....

Narciso

Nader associate of derek shearer see voldermort also rahall and mitchell (part of the epstein blackmail ring)

Narciso

Coked up gargoyle, no surprise os it.

Narciso

Oh


https://mobile.twitter.com/JordanSchachtel/status/1397639208173461509

Narciso


Shirley


https://mobile.twitter.com/realchrisrufo/status/1397627960052502528

Narciso


Unpossible

https://thefederalist.com/2021/05/26/usa-today-prepares-fact-challenged-hit-piece-on-gun-industry-ahead-of-atf-director-nomination-hearing/

MissMarple2

No surprise on that Jan 6 commission. I figure Selnick’s family was threatened with loss of pension/benefits.

Hopefully someone in GOP will have the sense to cross examine FBI testimony and call a few surprise witnesses.

Narciso


First link
Jordan Schachtel
@JordanSchachtel
China is going full throttle on a new coordinated disinformation operation, attempting to divert attention from the Wuhan lab leak momentum. After putting the claim to rest when Biden entered office, they are again advancing baseless idea that the U.S. military created COVID-19.

jimmyk

Question is--how many cases of Covid were in the NOT vaccinated group?

I am guessing ZERO.

If they came up with 93% and 100% effective, there must have been some cases in the non-vaccinated group. My questions would be: Who got sicker: Those in the vaccinated group from the vaccine, or those in the unvaccinated group from the dreaded COVID-19? I'm guessing the "cure" was worse than the disease. And that's in the short run. We don't know what the longer-term effects are.

Narciso

Not really no
SCOOP:
@LockheedMartin
, the nation’s largest defense contractor, sent key executives to a three-day white male reeducation camp in order to deconstruct their “white male culture” and atone for their “white male privilege.”

I've obtained internal documents that will shock you.🧵
2:57 PM · May 26, 2021·Twitter Web App

matt - deplore me if you must

Epstein was jailed. Weinstein is in jail. Plant of Hollywood execs and stars have been discredited for their sexual misdeeds.

They really need to move on to DC now and out some of the political class.Weiner's computer and Hunter's have to have some delicious dirt on them.

Did you see that Hunter had Dad along for one of his his skeezebag business partners?

The Post has a lovely headline that Biden killed the Wuhan investigation out of pure spite. Basically his first 100 days were a complete temper tantrum.

Narciso

Of course not

So
@apoorva_nyc
- one of the lead
@nytimes
reporters covering #Covid - just tweeted she believes the lab leak theory is “racist.” (She has since deleted the tweet.)

How can the Times let her cover any aspect of Covid going forward?

MissMarple2

You know, looking for a movie to watch just shows how much junk Hollywood makes.

Narciso

Also jordan schachtel


Since the moment she entered Congress, MTG has been standing up for Jews who are facing attacks from violent street radical. The real problem, according to these morons, is her use of an improper analogy to describe unjust behavior. These ppl are such losers. Vote them all out.
5:43 PM · May 25, 2021·Twitter Web App
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Narciso


Indeed

https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2021/05/stop-antisemitism-end-islamist-immigration-daniel-greenfield/

MissMarple2

MTG and Gaetz have a rally in Dalton tonight. They expected around 5000 but almost 10 times that many signed up. Now whether they will show up, how many are troublemakers, etc. I don’t know.

Dave (in MA)
    Apparently, TIDE Pods are now "legal" tender for buying drugs
I use a "snack pod" for feeding my parrot. Check out what comes up if you search Amazon for "snack pod". Scroll down a bit. Sheesh, kids these days.
Dave (in MA)

Cotton vs. Biden's guy who thinks Koresh shot down 2 helicopters.

This freaking insane https://t.co/0iuwFbF0dq

— ELIJAH SCHAFFER (@ElijahSchaffer) May 26, 2021

Dave (in MA)

MTG doesn't particularly thrill me, but like Trump, she pisses off all the right people.

Jim Eagle

Well, any gun owner who was in Biden's corner needs to hear the ATF nominee discuss assault rigles with Tom Cotton at the 4:59 link. It's one thing to be ignorant of basic armanent knowledge but to think you are not ignorant of basic armanent knowledge and then defend your ignorance in front of the Senate just shows you Biden's brain power at work.

Momto2

Kids (7-11 years old) steal councilman's Mercedes:

https://www.wsbradio.com/news/local/atlanta/city-councilman-says-he-was-carjacked-northwest-atlanta/KQXGH47TF5GZNH37Z4NY2GD3V4/

Momto2

Councilman is running for mayor of Atlanta and said:

"He said the kids who stole his car acted out of hopelessness and desperation."

Kids dragged him 1/2 block but he won't file charges because they were "desperate!"

Jim Eagle

Is this your nom de plume, Clarice?

https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/The-Cave-Dwellers/Christina-McDowell/9781982132804?ss_sid=127813214&utm_source=email&utm_medium=sands_email&utm_campaign=20210526_CaveDwellers_OS

Jane

What were the kids desperate for?

henry

JiB, that dimwit was career ATF. Government “expert” exhibit A.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Was he being ignorant or simply defining an assault rifle as any semi auto with a detachable magazine in order to ban as many guns as possible?

sbwaters

If Vance’s persecution of Trump falls short, I hope that prosecutors become personally accountable for malfeasance.

Strip them of their law license.

Len

The ATF bozo was being a mealy-mouthed bureaucratic word-gamer in an effort seem above the fray while maintaining the appearance of being knowledgeable without being too committal. Nailing Jello comes to mind.

clarice

Satan is laughing:https://www.cfr.org/blog/amidst-global-pandemic-another-shameful-who-vote-israel

matt - deplore me if you must

So you're telling me that the nominee for Director of ATF doesn't know firearms.

We're in the most incompetent hands we've ever seen.

Aaand Eric Garcetti is the new Ambassador to India. Maybe he can do for India what he did for LA during the Covid Crisis.

Maybe Biden will appoint Gretchen Whitmer ambassador to Cuba. She'd fit right in.

matt - deplore me if you must

A Ruger Mini-14 can be purchased in 5.56mm caliber. It is identical in function to an Armalite AR. But it's much safer because it's a ranch gun. Honest. Joe told me.

Melinda

Ig-

His grab motto is "All of 'em.", FYI.

Melinda

To be a bit clearer, The nominee firmly believes that NO guns should be held by the public and uses any language to include what hasn't been banned yet to ensure it's being piled into the "Banned already" definitions. Pure Marxist redefinition of all meanings. So, he may SOUND like an idiot to all of us, but he's most assuredly speaking the insider language of the in toto gun grabbers on the questioning side of the table.

Not at all an accident of stupidity.

Except by the unaware questioners, they were being used for this show.

matt - deplore me if you must

The general answer to this clown is Molon Labe.

Clarice, is it time for tar & feathers yet? Keep us abreast, ok?

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

My question was rhetorical, Mel.
This creep has a long sordid history of being a gun grabber.

Narciso

I think claire wolfe had a similar quandary


https://thenationalpulse.com/exclusive/biden-india-ambassador-praised-xi-collaborated-with-ccp/

matt - deplore me if you must

Just went to prep dinner and had a rack of lamb in the fridge. I was going to do a conventional rub, but then opened up my spice cabinet and found a big jar of Baharat that I bought in the souk in Jerusalem a couple of years ago.

It was fun finding new (to me) spices; for fish, chicken, lamb. Zatar, Koshari, Baharat! The merchant just told me what they were for and when I got home I figured out what I had bought on the interwebs.

I've got my Japanese and Thai spices down as well. I guess the last piece to the Japanese puzzle was Hondashi, which is powdered bonito, which is a key to a lot of umami.

In the winter I'll make Nabe a few times, which has got to be one of the healthiest, most delicious stews there is.

Made an incredible Jambalaya, as good as mom's, on Sunday. My Son in Law gave me a big piece of tasso (smoked pork shoulder), so that went in along with chicken, shrimp and andouille. I am watching my carbs, but that was an exceptional exception, if you know what I mean. Half of it is still in the freezer so I'm hoping it's as good when I defrost it. Something to look forward to!

Davod

It is time to investigate Vance and staff.

Davod

Matt.

I liked going to Not Your Average Joe's because they had a good facsimile of jambalaya.

Not anymore. It is no longer on their COVID reduced menu.

Jane

800% increase in homicides in Portland. When will the left wake up?

Davod

TC. I typed my comment about investigating Vance, before reading your excellent comments.

Jim Eagle

Jane,

Not the left, but the citizens who pay the taxes. Of course, there they are one in the same.

Davod

Jane. Desperate that their dad wouldn't let them drive the Merc.

Davod

Matt. Half the battle with reducing carbs, is to use carbs instead of carbohydrates.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Scratching my head, Jane.
The left are the ones who have delivered the 800% increase.
They're already so awake they're woke and if a bit of collateral damage is required in the form of thousands of dirt naps for the prols for the progs to get woke, it seems quite a small price to pay [to them anyway].

Davod

Heavy rain and strong winds. Power is fluctuating, which means the internet goes out each time.

Mind you. If the power goes out, I cannot use my hospital bed because the air goes out of the mattress. When I first got the special mattress, I was shocked to find that the air wasn't locked in if the power goes off.

MissMarple2

Oh, Davod, I hope the storm passes you by and the power stays on!

Davod

I get marketing e-mails from an ex CIA guy who markets security tips and books. This is the heading for one such tip.

"WARNING: This SEAL Team 6 'Game Over' Move Is So Nasty... It Was Used To Gnaw Off An Attacker's Ear."

Davod

MM2. Thanks. The weather is moderating.

I forgot to mention that if the power goes out I have to drag myself out of bed before the air goes out of the mattress.

Doesn't pay to fall asleep if there are power problems.

Jane

Davod,

Where are you (and the storm)?

Narciso


Indeed


https://warroom.org/2021/05/26/episode-977-the-uncontrolled-opposition-marjorie-taylor-greene-on-why-the-establishment-fears-her-and-mike-lindell-exposes-kemp-and-ducey-w-mike-lindell-mary-ann-mendoza-c-l/

Davod

From Instapundit.

"Bose Hit By Ransomware, Refuses To Pay Ransom"

[But, did they pay the Big Guy his cut]

https://www.forbes.com/sites/leemathews/2021/05/25/bose-hit-by-ransomware-refuses-to-pay-ransom/?sh=1673b9a1139a

Davod

Jane. Reston, Virginia.

Narciso

Oh


https://freebeacon.com/democrats/dems-hosted-ex-black-panther-implicated-in-torture-for-event-where-panelists-praised-cop-killers/

Neo

This NYT reporter is calling people racist for looking into the possible origins of a virus that killed 3.5M+ people, and then thinks that it's the *reaction* that demonstrates how broken our discourse is.
https://mobile.twitter.com/pragmatometer/status/1397642460675940356

Momto2

Jane - They were desperate for a white Mercedes, evidently. The councilman also stated, "This is a generational poverty issue."

He was in a very bad area of Atlanta to talk to community leaders about affordable housing. Stories are not conclusive on whether the car has been recovered.

matt - deplore me if you must

I am on a rare earths website where there is a lot of discussion of China's aggressive moves. I find it fascinating to watch the gears turn.

China would be very foolish to try anything at all. They are hated by most of their neighbors and it is never good to be surrounded by potential enemies. This may be why they are working so hard to de-stabilize the US. We are the linchpin.

But China cannot survive a month without oil, or iron ore or coal or markets.

Nixon proved this when we mined Haiphong harbor. On a much smaller scale, but by doing so we were able to force North Vietnam to the negotiating table.

Am working on a think piece on the U.S. electronics supply chain. The chip shortage is a tremendous learning experience. tens of thousands of cars are sitting partially assembled and workers are being laid off. So what does the industry do? They go looking for handouts and fig leaves in DC.

65% of all of the cost of building a high tech electronics manufacturing operation is covered by the Korean, Chinese, Taiwanese and other governments. This is usually in the form of free land and massive tax rebates, expensing equipment in a year and other indirect support including lax environmental regs. Wager fabs are ultra clean by nature and most IC packaging manufacturers and even printed circuit fabs are at similar levels now. Then comes metal bending and box build. Those are easy.

So why not turn those same tools against the Chinese in particular. They tilted the table starting in the 90's and climbed up the food chain. The Taiwanese concentrated all of the key players on a very small island, which is not only prone to natural disasters and water shortages, but ids being threatened by China now.

Physical security of the supply chain is paramount. Not one of the a-holes from Clinton onwards thought this through.

A footnote in my article is that Americans are only willing to pay a 10% premium for American made, except of course when it's a Benz or a Lexus. Trump knew this and knew that he would need more tools to level the playing field. China, Korea, Japan and Taiwan have used tariffs very successfully to protect their markets.

Many years ago when new automation and enabling technologies were introduced (think Motorola pagers and later cell phones)in the 80's I made the case at the time that you could put a factory in the Empire State Building and still make money because of labor savings and better product yields.

The OEM's make the lion's share of the profits at 70% margins. Then come the semiconductor fabs at @ 50% margins. The companies that package it all up are in the 13-15% max margin.

We have to create the synergy that I see in Hsinchu and Korea. I've mentioned Tom Clancy's Bear and Dragon before and we really have to do our own version of Sun Tzu.

Biden's trillions are for handouts and bullshit. More manufacturing means more value added and more economic activity. That pays the taxes. The effete mandarins in our own country have never gotten greasy or dirty and fundamentally don't understand this.

We need to reclaim as much of our manufacturing and value add as we can. Mirror their tariffs. And let them know that it's really cold in Beijing in the middle of winter, especially if you can't heat your home.

Warfare takes place in multiple arenas and logistics is critical. We have to play a long game as China does. But we have the resources and they don't. That is one ace in the hole and we have a number of others.

They want to play roughhouse, we can play that too.

Davod

Momto2.

But, but, white!

Davod

Momto2. Those kids need to be struggled.

Narciso

The opening paragraphs


Three Democratic lawmakers hosted a forum earlier this month where several convicted cop killers were hailed as political prisoners. The event featured a former Black Panther implicated in the torture of a member suspected of being a police informant.

Speakers at the May 10 forum, hosted by Reps. Steve Cohen (D., Tenn.), Bobby Rush (D., Ill.), and Barbara Lee (D., Calif.), praised Mumia Abu-Jamal, Mutulu Shakur, H. Rap Brown, and other black liberationists who are all serving life sentences for killing police officers. The topic of the event was COINTELPRO, the FBI program that tracked black

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Matt,
The first thing that is needed is to eradicate the Quislings.
Absent that, how do you get anything done?

Narciso


Where i earned my contempt

https://donsurber.blogspot.com/2021/05/when-jake-tapper-said-election-was.html?m=1

Narciso


Indeed

https://donsurber.blogspot.com/2021/05/the-young-guns-misfired.html?m=1

Jane

Sheesh Mom! I drive a white Mercedes. I guess I should be scared!

James D.


It is time to investigate Vance and staff.

It was time to do that 20 years ago.

Narciso


What happened here

https://nypost.com/2021/05/25/vessel-set-to-reopen-with-no-single-visitors-allowed-after-suicides/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

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