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June 10, 2021

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Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Biden described going to a meeting in 2009 in "The Tank," which is the super-secure Joint Chiefs of Staff meeting room in the Pentagon. "And this is not a joke," Biden said. "You know what the Joint Chiefs told us the greatest threat facing America was? Global warming."--

If true they should have their stars removed, receive dishonorable discharges [retroactively if necessary] and their pensions revoked.

--Biden said that was because warming would cause "significant population movements," leading to "fights over land."--

Not here. Not over our land. He has not only surrendered without a fight he's begging them to come, and they're not even coming because of warming.
The best and brightest? We are governed by the lowest common denominators of society.

bubarooni

I always read Neo's stuff.

Narciso

It'll be fine


https://www.dailywire.com/news/dem-tells-high-school-grads-theyre-entering-capitalism-white-supremacy-remember-jihad-reject-objectivity

Narciso

How could that be misread

https://www.washingtonjewishweek.com/jcrcs-overblown-denunciation-of-abrar-omeish-chills-interfaith-relations/

Melinda

Conte Candoli was one of the best, like his brother, Pete.

https://youtu.be/fQVnkgDheEc

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

After reading neo's white native Americans link [which I read when it came out 3 years ago :)] I began reading the comments. It's a few hundred years late but I would swear it was the inspiration for Dante's Inferno or Hieronymus Bosch's creepy triptychs.
As I was rotisserieing myself today watching the airliner contrails overhead I wondered how a species that seems on the whole barely smarter than my dog [he didn't give himself a sunburn] could produce heavier than air vehicles which fly and do so fairly reliably.
Then I get home and see inch after column inch of crazy imbeciles holding forth and I'm even more reluctant to get on a plane now.

jim nj

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/joe-manchins-west-virginia-values-no-means-no

Salena Zito

jim nj

https://www.chronicle.com/article/how-much-damage-have-my-colleagues-and-i-done?utm_source=Iterable&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=campaign_2449563_nl_Academe-Today_date_20210611&cid=at&source=&sourceId=&cid2=gen_login_refresh


‘How Much Damage Have My Colleagues and I Done?’
A former dean of students loses faith in how colleges handle sexual assault.

A lot.

Narciso


They are pretty sharp https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9676791/AOCs-aunt-says-Trump-NOT-blame-lack-aid-struggling-island.html

Narciso


Didnt you get the check
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9678553/Putin-says-relations-U-S-lowest-point-years.html

Narciso

How do up there so high, you climb part of the way up, with pitons

Narciso


The last time this happened buster crabbe drowned

https://libertyunyielding.com/2021/06/10/meanwhile-on-the-high-seas-is-a-russian-submarine-inviting-itself-to-the-g7-summit/

Narciso

Heh well if aoc is trending with her erruptive glossalia.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

This is such a good idea I'm bringing it over from JOM2;

I think Rep Boebert or MTG [is that a thing?] should introduce legislation making November 22nd a national holiday commemorating the birth of Eugene Stoner.

Pinandpuller

Sounds grotesque, from Ice Age Farmer:

"Frankenfish" GMO salmon hits shelves --

AquaBounty has raised its faster-growing salmon at an indoor aquaculture farm in Albany, Indiana. The fish are genetically modified to grow twice as fast as wild salmon, reaching market size — 8 to 12 pounds (3.6 to 5.4 kilograms) — in 18 months rather than 36.

https://apnews.com/article/whole-foods-market-inc-lifestyle-health-coronavirus-pandemic-technology-a4ef4f24801f62ac65918e4560d7eb8a

Narciso

The inventir of the ar 15, i had a science teacher in high school mr wagmer who was a vietnam vet and he regalex is about his time over there, in between lessons on geology and astronomy.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--How do up there so high, you climb part of the way up, with pitons--

You can drive to 13,000 feet in parts of CA.
I parked by a lake at 8,000 feet and then hiked a half mile or so up a rock to ~8200. Nothing technical, just my tennies. Chester does it at a run.

Narciso


This is a better link

https://www.nature.com/articles/nature25173

Narciso

Well to be up there, alone with your thoughts away from the chimp circus must be relaxing up to a poinf.

Narciso


I wonder if there is intelligent life up there

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/astronomers-discover-neptune-exoplanet-water-clouds/

Pinandpuller

Hey Mr Iggy, you remember how a branch of the Moonies founded Kahr Arms? Well apparently they bought some land in Waco, TX and started an AR-15 church.

Maybe it’s just a coincidence, but the Unification Church was big fans of both George HW Bush and Donald Trump and both were one term Presidents.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/trump-gun-church-waco-compound-b1856407.html

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Michael Smith
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Sometimes it just feels good to get things off your chest by saying it out loud so others can hear.

So, here comes a mini rant.

You know, we all face challenges in our daily lives, some carry existential risks like terminal diseases or being deployed to a hot zone abroad (or Chicago on a holiday weekend), but most of our challenges are just part of our daily lives. Dealing with work, the people at work, our bosses, peers, and subordinates.
We have to get things done thorough authority or indirect influence, and face the issues arising from each. Some days, everybody pulls on an oar, other days they seem to want to find ways to stick a wrench in the gears. We have issues at work, at home, with the kids, the neighbors, and the kids of neighbors. Some we deal with directly, some indirectly.

Some days suck, some days you deal with human sphincters – and when you do, it seems they always come in waves. Six degrees of Kevin Bacon gone bad – a cascade of human spincterism. Some days turn into weeks and it feels as if we are strapped to the mast with Odysseus on an endless voyage or slogging along on the Trials of Hercules.

None of this wins us any Pulitzers, Nobels, or Oscars. There are no prizes for navigating everyday life, even though our entire civilization depends upon our ability to successfully navigate those waters every day of every week of every month and year. Our prize, if we are lucky, is getting to come back tomorrow and go at it again. Maybe Albert Camus was right, maybe Sisyphus DID find meaning in pushing that boulder up the hill every day.

But some days are gold. Some days the Minotaur you have to slay is just an ankle-biting Chihuahua. The voyage of Odysseus is in an air-conditioned car. Some days people do their jobs without being told and the kids do their homework without being asked. Some days, things click – it is home on the range time, where never is heard a discouraging word and the skies are not cloudy all day.

Those are great…and most years, those far outnumber the bad days.

But then there are those who assume their daily lives are worthy of prizes, they seem to revel in the bad days.

You know of whom I speak.

The Ibram Kendi’s, the AOC’s and their racist Squads, the Pelosi’s and Schumer’s, the cast of MSNBC and CNN – all the people who tell us how grateful we should be that we have a dementia riddled septuagenarian and his barely functioning imbecilic sidekick as president and VP – basically anyone who elevates everything to a crisis level – even if they must invent some sort of outrage. I am out of patience for people who seem to go in search of something to bitch about.

America is not a racist country, and we are not in danger from a white supremacist movement that would be lucky to fill up an Appleby’s on a Saturday night - and I am fed up with politicians who claim we are.

I just want to be left alone to be me and to take care of my family without being insulted by elitists who presume they are elite and that their insults matter to me. The fields where my f*cks grow are barren, I have none to give.

GUS

IGGY, I was anywhere from 6200 to 14,000 feet on my short trip. Sitting in the Air Force Academy Stadium for several hours, my left side of my face and both of my hands got GRILLED. I've peeled. I was facing South sitting in the North End zone from 8:30 am until 1:30 pm. I had on a wind shirt otherwise, I would have gotten completely fried.

Manuel Transmission

Just heard Dr Drew say that 2/3 of men not in a normal working life are on opioids.

He also said fentanyl is the live ammo used against us in the sino-US war.

Narciso

Thats the conjecture of sam coopwr od the globw and mail.

Manuel Transmission

Called a guy who wants to hire me. Had to leave a message. He caught me a couple hours later. Turns out he was on top of Pike’s Pickle that GUS alluded to and saw my call, but not enough signal to talk. His kids were with him and they got sick up there and had to come right back down. They are from the DC area so have no altitude conditioning.

GUS

Hey Man Tran, I'm no spring chicken, but I've been up Pikes Peak several times. If I remember, it's 14,115 ft. Colorado Springs is over 6000, so it's 8 thousand up. I've never had any problems at altitude, even hiking, but some do.
I got the J and J vaccine, because my Company advised. I really didn't want to, but not wearing a mask has bennies. Anyway, my Doctor told me I'd have a VERY SORE (left) Shoulder for several days, and I would have chills, possible vomiting etc etc etc. I HAD NOTHING. Or as my Scottish Mum would say........NOT A SAUSAGE.
It's weird people are all different. There is only one sure SCIENCE!!!!!! Axiom.
HYDROO-OXYCHLOROQUINE KILLS PEOPLE.

GUS

If Oxychloroquin killed people PLANNED PARENTHOOD aka, the DEATH HUT would provide it.

jim nj

https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2021/06/10/columbia-prof-john-mcwhorter-calls-on-parents-to-pull-kids-from-new-jersey-prep-school-over-crt/

Columbia University professor John McWhorter is calling on parents to pull their kids from the prestigious Dwight-Englewood prep school in Bergen County, New Jersey, after a teacher resigned over what she described as a “hostile culture of conformity and fear” due to Critical Race Theory taking over the school.

Hmm. I didn't think the story had "legs" when I discussed the history of the school.

It was just something I knew about.

jim nj

https://www.breitbart.com/asia/2021/06/10/indonesia-shuts-down-20-mcdonalds-sites-bts-meal-creates-mobs/

Apparently, people everywhere are bored with the pandemic when they crave a meal created by a K-Pop band.

GUS

Jim nj, as a lifelong guitarist, pianist (no not TOOBIN) BASS PLAYER and SINGER in a band, I am not a YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOGE FAN of "RUSH". However, as I've aged and mellowed (yes I have honest to Gaia),
I have recognized RUSH'S legacy and that ALL 3 MEMBERS of this great band, were epic in their own rite's. NEAL PEART, the drummer, and the somewhat outsider, as Geddy Lee, and Alex Leifson were best of freinds for many many years before Peart joined, I digress. Peart was know to write lyrics to LEE'S and LEIFSONS' scores.
For example. Peart wrote. "If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice" FANTASTIC.
Anywho, in the song SUBDIVISIONS, he wrote.
"CONFORM or be CAST OUT". I LOVE IT.
We've come to a point, where those who considered themselves freedom loving DIVERSITY ADVOCATES are ANYTHING BUT. OUR FULL COMMIE LEFT, has gone ALL IN on LEFTIST/RACIAL PROPAGANDA. The whole CRT horse shit caught my attention long ago. Talk about a ILLOGICAL/NON-DIVERSE-NON INCLUSIVE, NON-LOVING, ANGRY, RACIALLY OFFENSIVE-NON SCIENTIFIC, UNTRUE Notion of what our SOCIETY is and has been, being FORCED on OUR CHILDREN, in the SCHOOLS THAT WE PAY FOR???????? And all the ugly commie "teachers" "school board member" and "uptight, loser wymyn" have climbed aboard to VIRTUE SIGNAL and force THEIR WILL UPON OUR SCHOOLS. The male members of their ILK, do just the same. They spout about their CREDENTIALS. And they try to take the TRAM to the TOP, rather than hike to prove their metal. All clowns and phonies, seeking to be first to kiss BLACK ASS.
This merely CEDES more POWER to the ingenuous black PHONIES to move this TOXIC very very TOXIC crap forward.

MissMarple2

Climate Realists
@ClimateRealists
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20m
Shock: Solar asset underperformance continues to worsen, with projects “chronically underperforming” P99 estimates and modules degrading faster than previously anticipated, risk management firm kWh Analytics has found.

https://www.pv-tech.org/built-solar-assets-are-chronically-underperforming-and-modules-degrading-faster-than-expected-research-finds/

MissMarple2

WATCH: Lava pours out from Iceland's Fagradalsfjall volcano pic.twitter.com/sO5qAOtacR

— Reuters (@Reuters) June 12, 2021

One minute video at link.

MissMarple2

Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America:

It is now unanimous, and I have been proven right (once again) that the initial World Health Organization Report on the Wuhan Lab was flawed and must be redone, this time by a truly transparent investigation.

We were right about the China Virus from the beginning, and now the entire world sees it. This is why the Chinese Communist Party should pay $10 Trillion in global reparations for what they allowed to happen, the worst event in world history.

Even here in the United States, the so-called experts like Dr. Fauci were wrong about the Wuhan Lab and China’s role the entire time. Just think how bad things would have gotten if I followed Dr. Fauci’s advice and never closed down travel from China (and other things)?

Dr. Fauci likes to say that he is “science,” when in fact he is merely science fiction!

Pinandpuller

GUS

I got to climb Long’s Peak back in high school, the tallest peak in Colorado. You have to start well before sunrise because of the weather. It wasn’t particularly technical. I guess you could say that’s the highest I’ve been. The town of Leadville is about 10,200 feet as I recall. The highest town in America next to Denver.

MissMarple2

https://www.bizpacreview.com/2021/06/11/blackrock-under-fire-amid-reports-private-equity-firms-are-snapping-up-single-family-houses-1087586/

MissMarple2

https://justthenews.com/government/courts-law/29-inmates-have-escaped-federal-prison-camps-over-18-months-associated-press

Half have still hot been caught.

Jim Eagle

I've suspected this for a long time: Now it is factual.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9674857/Facebook-blamed-fueling-worsening-border-crisis-human-smugglers-offer-services-groups.html

I'd add Twitter also.

sbwaters

Not tweeted because it would be pointless... but I would like to as French misdirects thinking without suggesting a better approach. He’s a verbal wrench in the spokes of discussion:

.@davidafrench, imagine growing up to discover that you had become the person your parents warned you to stay away from as a child.

Narciso

Crt is like mandating ingestion of sulfuric acid. French mustard needs
a stooge slap.

Buckeye

Shock: Solar asset underperformance continues to worsen, with projects “chronically underperforming” P99 estimates and modules degrading faster than previously anticipated, risk management firm kWh Analytics has found.

About 5 years ago, I did some consulting for a company that builds remote monitoring equipment. They developed a a product targeted to a rail application and needed help identifying the right people in the railroads to approach.

The NA railroads use self contained machines that apply lubricant to the inside of curve rail, and friction management products to the top of rail in hilly territory. In the US there are roughly 50,000 of these units in service.

This activity is exactly the reason MT makes a widget that measures coefficient of friction on rail.

98% of these self contained units are solar powered. At any given time, more than 20% of the units don’t work. Usually because the solar panels have failed, and/or the battery storing power is shot.

Chronic maintenance issue. That experience was enough to convince me that I sure as hell don’t want solar cells on my roof and a Tesla battery bolted to the garage wall.

MissMarple2

Old School 80s
@OldSchool80s

· 12m
June 12, 1981: 40 years ago, Raiders of the Lost Ark was released in theaters. #80s

Narciso

If youve seen bourne legacy you see the phenomenon,


https://mobile.twitter.com/Austin_Zone/status/1402315333126459399

Narciso


Yikes


https://mobile.twitter.com/KeithRothfus/status/1403541036635463693

Narciso

Oh


https://cis.org/Bensman/Amid-Media-Silence-Congressman-Asks-FBI-Chief-About-BorderJumping-Yemenis

MissMarple2

https://ricochet.com/978847/g7-repeats-dead-rituals-from-a-former-age/

Pantomimes like this week’s G7 Summit reveal an enervated order that doesn’t wield power so much as it clings to it. The danger ahead is that, as Gurri writes, “You can condemn politicians only for so long before you must reject the legitimacy of the system that produced them.”

Narciso

But of course


https://mobile.twitter.com/omriceren/status/1403314197434339328

Narciso

Surprise

https://mobile.twitter.com/laraseligman/status/1403434541029724162

MissMarple2

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jun/10/tony-faucis-coverup-and-blood-his-hands/

Peter Navarro nukes Fauci.

Narciso

There are no offensive weapons in the ukraine aid oackage

fdcol63 🇺🇸

The election of 2020 proved to me, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that our current political and electoral system is corrupt and broken beyond repair.

There is no legitimacy to it. What we see happening is such an absurd farce that it’s beyond rational imagination.

The only question I have is: How long will the American people tolerate and endure this travesty before they do the very unpleasant things necessary to restore the Republic?

The Q PsyOp proved that there is no cadre of patriotic government insiders who are going to save America.

It’s up to US …. We The People.

Jane

You got it fdcol63. I’m all in!

Btw is that a pix of you?

henry

They couldn’t convince people to eat bugs… so now dogs have to eat them? Maybe enforce bug eating in cities. (Best way to control the rat infestations).

@cnbc

More pets are eating insect-based food to fight climate change for their owners

Manuel Transmission

PnP,

About 35 yrs ago we attended an Bonanza gathering in Springs that included a mountain flying course. We ended up with the chief check pilot from United. He guided us through narrow passes and blind canyons to understand first hand how to not kill yourself in dangerous situations. We finished up by visiting Leadville and getting a grasp of how thin air affected takeoff performance. We ‘earned’ a certificate they enjoy giving out there to prove we handled the tallest airport in NAm.

Jim Eagle

If you think eating Cicada's is ucky then what is Cicada's harvested off or cemetary tombstones?

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/how-to-cook-cicadas?utm_source=Gastro+Obscura+Weekly+E-mail&utm_campaign=c1afe873fe-GASTRO_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2021_06_12&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_2418498528-c1afe873fe-67161949&mc_cid=c1afe873fe&mc_eid=d27e03f7b2

Narciso


Day ending in y

https://mobile.twitter.com/amber_athey/status/1403403816050044936

fdcol63 🇺🇸

Jane,

LOL … I wIsh I was that calm and serene!

Manuel Transmission

You definitely need to read the comments under MM2’s 10:22. One excerpt:

Small mom and pop businesses closed down, but the money they lost ended up going to the CostCo’s, WalMarts, and Amazon mega stores.

Globally, over twenty trillion dollars was transferred from the middle incomed to billionaires.

Sure, some people may be pulled down off their pedestals. Fauci needs a miracle or two to hold on to his position in the bureaucracy,

But every executive at Pfizer, Moderna, J & J, Astra Zeneca who benefitted from the Weird Science that Fauci promulgated for the last 15 months has solidified their position.

The many corporations that invested in BLM have accomplished exactly what their billions of dollars of donations were to accomplish. As Catherine Austin Fitts has so patiently explained, in 34 of the 38 neighborhoods incinerated by last summer’s peaceful protests, 34 were Opportunity Zones. Prior to businesses being turned into rubble, mega corporations who moved their shipping departments or customer service call centers to such locations would have enjoyed beaucoup tax breaks. But they would have still found it necessary to pay top dollar for buildings and real estate. Now the fact the buildings are rubble and the land is scorched means that whatever real estate is part of their game plan can be had for pennies on the dollar.

Because they control the political pawns on the chessboard. “Our” Corporations do not care what type of society the underlings are deemed to live inside. The society can be run as vulture capitalism, or socialism, and why would it matter to the inner families at the top?

Only one individual in the last forty years has attempted to stand for family style capitalism. His goal was to follow sensible rules that govern by allowing a nation to care about its people more than trumped up, virtue signalling of abstract love for massive numbers of immigrants, or extra profits for top financial people who didn’t mind our jobs had gone overseas as long as they made profits from that. This individual was not under their control. He upset the Elite’s plan for enslavement/deprivation under the banner of sustainability. He understood the UN directed so much that is behind the promotion of no borders, endless regulations to “Green” the Earth, and the new dictates of “Diversity Uber Alles.”

By January of 2020, Trump had returned jobs to our neighborhoods. Even MN had become purple. The VA was reformed, drug prices were forced back, inflation was under control, we had peace in the ME and more. So they unleashed COVID & falsified the election.

My eyebrows are still raised about the Opportunity Zones and resultant property values after the riots conveniently left their mark.

Narciso

The piltdown prize.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Michael Smith
·
Deuteronomy Chapter 5, verse 21 says:
"Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbor’s wife, neither shalt thou covet thy neighbor’s house, his field, or his manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his ass, or any thing that is thy neighbor’s."

That's one of the Ten Commandments.

As hard as I try, I simply cannot get beyond two things I believe are driving the chaos and division of the past half century. They do not spring from race, not from income or wealth, not from sex or gender - but each of those are in the toolbox.

The two I've settled on are envy and power, and the combination of these two - how envy is leveraged by the unscrupulous in the quest for power.

Envy means that people are far less concerned with what they lack than by what others have - and that is what drives every attack on the American variant of Western civilization. If white person has something a black person does not, that's white privilege. If a fat woman (I'm sorry, a "body positive woman of size") wants to talk about yoga because skinny women can do poses better then they can, it is fat shaming and the "existence of white supremacy and cultural appropriation in American yoga."

In 2012, long before President Trump drove George Will mad as a hatter, he noted the following"

"Try a thought experiment suggested decades ago by University of Chicago law professors Walter Blum and Harry Kalven in their 1952 essay “The Uneasy Case for Progressive Taxation,” published in their university’s law review. Suppose society’s wealth trebled overnight without any change in the relative distribution among individuals. Would the unchanged inequality at higher levels of affluence decrease concern about inequality?
Surely not: The issue of inequality has become more salient as affluence has increased. Which suggests two conclusions:

People are less dissatisfied by what they lack than by what others have. And when government engages in redistribution in order to maximize the happiness of citizens who become more envious as they become more comfortable, government becomes increasingly frenzied and futile."

There is something about Will’s conclusion that hits to the core of the issue for all of us in 2021, something that will impact both the envious and their targets, and it is this:
"People are less dissatisfied by what they lack than by what others have."

In our "modern" world, satisfaction is not about what you have but a constant and pervasive obsession with what others have that you do not. Because envy operates on a sliding scale, it is a relative concept rather than an absolute concept - and that is why, as the 1952 Blum/Kalven essay reveals, it will never go away.

Intellectually speaking, it is difficult to logically process when I am called selfish for simply wanting to retain as much of the money I earn as possible. I also want to keep the property that I accumulate as a result of being moderately successful and when someone wants to take it from me to give to someone or some cause not of my choosing is not acceptable to me.

And yet, my resistance apparently makes me selfish and immoral.

Never mind that I freely choose to “redistribute” my earnings in tithes to my church and to several different charities.
I don’t defend the 1% because they are rich, I defend them because to take wealth from someone solely because they have it is simply wrong. It is immoral and is just as much theft as if it was property taken during a home invasion. There is simply no moral support for taking property from someone else simply because you don’t think they deserve it…period.

Of Democrats, I have asked the key question about taxes, as many others have: "You say certain people do not pay their 'fair share' - just how much is a 'fair share'? Since the top 1% already pay more than the bottom 95%, where does it stop?"

Today, taxes aren’t really about funding government, they are about finding ways to redistribute to others - but this redistribution is rarely according to need. In reality, money flows to those politically connected, the favored constituencies (minorities, immigrants or retirees) or simply to those in the mainstream of the retail industry of politics (lobbyists) - the goals of these rivers of cash are to create dependence, purchase loyalty and institute control.

Taxes are always coerced contributions to government, when taxes are levied not to efficiently fund government but to impose someone's notion of redistributive justice, government is always the first, and often the principal, beneficiary of that taxation.

As previously noted, envy is relative, not absolute. That also explains why the door will always be kept ajar for Marxism to enter - because Marxism is rooted in the idea that "equity" can be created and class envy/warfare resolved by bringing the top down rather than bringing the bottom up.

Envy will never go away, and a long as envy is a useful tool in the quest for the Holy Grail of ultimate power, that quest will continue.
Thomas Jefferson, in his letter 1816 letter to Samuel Kercheval wrote:

“A departure from principle in one instance becomes a precedent for a second; that second for a third; and so on, till the bulk of the society is reduced to be mere automatons of misery, and to have no sensibilities left but for sinning and suffering.”

Here we are.

Jane

Indeed Stephanie.

Now we need a cure for depression!

Narciso


Note the details

https://www.defense.gov/Explore/News/Article/Article/2655520/border-barrier-money-returns-ukraine-aid-package-announced/

Narciso


Who wrote this ridiculous thing

https://www.defenseone.com/feature/state-of-defense-2021/?oref=d1-river

sbwaters

Now we need a cure for depression!

Bob Newhart: "Stop it!"

Narciso


A rare journal piece

https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-scientist-who-said-no-to-covid-groupthink-11623430659?mod=opinion_lead_pos5

Narciso

And noonan is still a fool.

Jim Eagle

First, I read the author at Narc's 1:45 to be Kevin Bacon (6 degrees of separation):)

Narciso


Its more ridiculous than that

https://www.wsj.com/articles/biden-pushes-g-7-to-criticize-china-over-forced-labor-allegations-11623477600?mod=mhp

Narciso


The most obvious conclusions

https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/fossil-fuels-arent-dying-theyre-shifting-national-and-state-backed-companies

Narciso


Isnt this fraud of a sort

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wsj.com/amp/articles/the-hedge-fund-manager-who-did-battle-with-exxonand-won-11623470420

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

I'm with Michael Smith to a point on this issue.
The problem [which he and I almost certainly agree on but which he didn't address here] we have is wealth inequality is increasingly not the result of free market forces and individual merit, which are almost wholly virtuous, but the result of a rigged system of easy trillions of free money for the financializers and the connected oligarchs along with the ballooning assets they can afford while the same oligarchs dismantle our middle class and ship it overseas.
The only thing keeping the middle afloat are the inflated 401Ks and inflated house prices both of which will not be there when reality eventually reasserts itself.
There's a significant difference between a 1920s prog envying some industrialist's millions, because the industrialist not only produced something to earn his millions he lifted the middle up by producing it, and a 2020s populist envying the partying oligarchs, because they're dancing on not only Fed manufactured bunko bucks but they're quite often dancing on the grave of the populists's former way of life that was shipped to China to earn the prog oligarch a couple percent more on his margins.
Income inequality is always greatest in a non free centrally planned economy. And that inequality is always produced by clients of the state taking their skim off everyone else. In those cases the middle is not indulging envy at what someone else has earned, but righteous indignation at what has been stolen from them and their descendants.

Jim Eagle

Once again, journalists and oped writers have no idea on how electric power is dispatched. I will once again invoke RAMS and its use in calculating how you turn on the lights and can't.

matt - deplore me if you must

I was at Sequoia National Park several weeks ago and I really felt the altitude when hiking. And Gus, why weren't you wearing a hat?

Just read that Covid is skyrocketing in Chile, even after 70% of the population has been vaccinated. The problem is that the vast majority of vaccinations were Sinovac.

Fu*k China. China is Asshoe.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Really interesting article by Rabo guy at ZH on Answering The "$64 Trillion Question": A New Theory Of Inflation
"Inflation is crucial for financial markets, but we lack an accurate economic theory of what causes it, leading to inaccurate modelling and policy/forecasting errors."

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Just read that Covid is skyrocketing in Chile, even after 70% of the population has been vaccinated. The problem is that the vast majority of vaccinations were Sinovac.--

Chile just went commie. They made their fever bed. Let them lie in it.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Another perspective;
The Fed is wrong: inflation isn't transitory, it's sticky, and there's nothing the Fed can do about it.

Jane

https://redstate.com/jenvanlaar/2021/06/11/exclusive-defector-provides-evidence-that-the-chinese-military-orchestrated-the-creation-of-covid-19-and-lab-leak-n395384

China created and released COVID on purpose!

MissMarple2

Jane,

Of course, as we have been saying for over a year.

jimmyk

“There's a significant difference between a 1920s prog envying some industrialist's millions, because the industrialist not only produced something to earn his millions he lifted the middle up by producing it, and a 2020s populist envying the partying oligarchs, because they're dancing on not only Fed manufactured bunko bucks but they're quite often dancing on the grave of the populists's former way of life that was shipped to China”

Yes, but maybe a difference in degree, not in kind. I’ve no doubt the railroad barons had plenty of friends high up. Probably oil as well. Maybe less so for steel and autos. At the same time, the modern oligarchs have provided a lot of high-paying jobs and life-improving products. It’s always a mixed bag, but maybe the mix is a bit worse this time around. And people will always find a rationale for envy.

A bigger difference is that the 19th and early 20th century tycoons did a lot of real philanthropy, and much less throwing their weight around in political and social matters. Henry Ford was a bit of asshoe, but by and large those guys weren’t trying to run our lives and swing elections the way Gates, Zuck, Bezos, @Jack are. They were busy endowing museums, orchestras, parks, schools, etc.

clarice

Lawrence Friedman,a property law professor, has studied the way the rr barons bought up state legislatures everywhere. Worth reading. The more thing change..of course it's easier to do when all power is more centralized in dC

Narciso

Well there pm is a pinochet aide pinera they did change the constitution though.

jimmyk

Henry Ford was a bit of asshoe

Maybe more than just a bit:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dearborn_Independent

But he was largely irrelevant and considered a nut, so he never did the damage that Zuck et al have accomplished with the power of social media.

Narciso

Worse than say avery brundage even by 1972 he hadnt learned his lesson

Narciso

Yes that blo9d libel was curculated in the middle east and latin america,

Narciso


Yes indeed

https://mobile.twitter.com/julie_kelly2/status/1403812613914562562

GUS

Imagine Henry Ford told HOMOSEXUALS or COMMIES........no soup for you!!!!!!

That is what FUCKERTURD and NOSE RING DORKSKI are doing.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--I’ve no doubt the railroad barons had plenty of friends high up. Probably oil as well. --

The oil and railroad monopolies were inextricably linked but the fact remains they built an entirely new system that built a continent and the arsenal of democracy.
Google, twitter and FB found a niche in ad space of an existing technology and built the arsenal of pink haired lesbian landwhales and Ibrim Kendi's Marxism.
And the main engine of that arsenal is not intrinsic value, it's a debt fueled orgy of artificial asset inflation.
Where would Silicon Valley be absent the last 25 years of constant asset inflation? The real world, I would guess, and much, much poorer.

MissMarple2

Downtown Indy. Video at link:

NEW VIDEO | IFD releases new video after an underground steam pipe ruptured at Senate and Michigan. Citizens is now investigating. pic.twitter.com/IXaFsi2jJe

— WRTV Indianapolis (@wrtv) June 12, 2021
Jack Lillywhite

Actually, steam is not visible but condensation Ji.

Jack Lillywhite

…I’d…

Jack Lillywhite

…is…

I am officially brain dead….

sbwaters

Jack, you are not brain dead if you can think you are brain dead.

Jane

SBW,

That’s good news!

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

The aptly named Larry Fink and company buying entire neighborhoods to set up rentals in pursuit of the Great Sustainable Reset, otherwise known as feudalism with a fink's face.

Davod

Is there a reduction in the number of posts?

Melinda

Apply salt to that one...

Narciso

Where are they wrong.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Salt applied, Mel, but the numbers are real regarding new neighborhoods in hot markets. Even if it isn't Feudalism 2.0 there's no way it doesn't end badly when Larry and co. want to be bailed out after the crash.

Narciso

I was going to being up the example of paul revere but he was political back to earliest days attending jonathan mayhews services. John hancock was a prosperous businessmam sam adams

Davod

Narciso. Your June 11, 2021 at 11:15 PM

AOC's mother's house.

Why does the government have to pay to repair a private residence?

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