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July 07, 2021

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Neo

Americans Finally Agree on Something – Most Americans Believe Someone Other than Biden Is Running the Show
This explains Biden's Someone's choice of Kamala Harris as VP.
She clearly couldn't run her own office let alone a government without this "Someone"

hoyden

Do all Tesla drivers have more money than cents?

clarice

WTF does this mean?https://reason.com/volokh/2021/07/06/facebook-will-now-ban-criticism-of-concepts-institutions-ideas-practices-or-beliefs-when-they-risk-harm-intimidation-or-discrimination-against-religious-national-or-other-groups/
I suppose only baby and pet pictures will pass community standards now.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Marlene, we lost power for about 2 hours at about 6 am. Tornado warning in North Port about 2 am. NO big winds, lots of really heavy rain. And somehow we have about 100 frogs in the backyard now and several in the pool. One just unloaded a butt ton of eggs, too. Ick. The pool guy is due tomorrow.

Thor was watching the frogs and chasing them and fell in the pool. He's not a happy Yorkie.

sbwaters

I remember visiting my favorite aunt for a month with my brother when I was 8 years old. She had to be favorite to keep us for a month ... and to take us at all hours to Howard Johnsons for ice cream.

After one such a Stephanie rain, we collected a shoebox full of frogs from the back yard to show her.

clarice

https://lookaheadamerica.org/rally/ July 17 t o free the 1/6 po;itical prisoners

Narciso

Do not blaspheme lgbt islam or george floyd

Narciso

Thats what that means you can defame christianity and judaism if you have the right credentials

Dave (in MA)

July 07, 2021 at 12:18 PM, we had a power outage the other morning before dawn and it woke me up because the fan and white noise stopped. I noticed a dark shape in the pool from the bathroom window, so I went out and spent 15 minutes trying to catch the biggest bullfrog I've ever seen. They're strong, and powerful swimmers.

James D.

Do all Tesla drivers have more money than cents?

I know exactly one Tesla owner - the owner of the company that bought out my previous employer in 2014 and laid me off a couple of months later. He was an a-hole.

So every time I see a Tesla, I assume the driver is most likely an a-hole, too, and I wish for their battery to catch fire right there on the road. That probably makes me a terrible person, but I kind of don't care.

matt - deplore me if you must

Anyone see the mass looting at Nieman Marcus in San Fran? That should get Nancy's attention. Some poor kid in Florida just got Tony Montana'd. 50-60 rounds into the side of his car. He had just arrived home from GA.

And does anyone notice that most of the crime is being committed by a certain ethnic group whose name must never be spoken?

Dave (in MA)
    I know exactly one Tesla owner
This is likely 100% true, because the old joke about "How can you tell if someone's a vegan? They'll tell you. Again and again." works just as well with Tesla owners (or any e-car).
Neo

The Facsistbook
https://youtu.be/bCV8oZf7H0U

rse

matt--

I have spent a lot of time at that N-m when I had a case in arbitration and walking to and from union square was a nice relief. Walking up nob hill heavily pregnant was a nonstarter.

It had a lovely circular metal stairway in that store to the left just after those now smashed in doors.

Neo

How the Democrats fell for Mussolini
America's elite has adopted the fascist dream of a corporate oligarchy
https://unherd.com/2021/07/how-the-democrats-fell-for-mussolini/
There’s a tendency today to see Benito Mussolini as a pathetic sideshow, an incompetent blusterer who went from Adolf Hitler’s idol to his lapdog. Yet in many ways, Mussolini’s notion of fascism has become increasingly dominant in much of the world, albeit in an unexpected form: in the worldview of those progressives who typically see “proto-fascism” lurking on the Right.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

STILL MISSING: 9 people are still believed to be missing off the coast of Key West after Tropical Storm Elsa rolled through. 15 others were rescued by the Coast Guard Tuesday

Desperate people do desperate things even in TS/Hurricanes. Yeah these people were willing to risk it all to get away from socialism/communism.

Will we be them in 5-10 years? Where will we go? Personally, the Bahamas and the Caribbean are ripe for some patriots to take over. :)

jimmyk

I know two Tesla owners, neither are a**holes, one is in fact a vocal pro-Trump guy. I’ve gotten a lift in the other's Tesla a couple of times. Nice ride, but I’m tempted to have him thank me for my tax dollars that helped him buy it.

jimmyk

Hey Marlene, if you’re around, you were mentioned on JOM2 as a source for a reliable car mover. Not sure I have your contact info, so I figured I’d annoy the rest of the group. :)

henry

Nice gotcha. Not clear to me that two months is enough time to assess the issue, especially if implementing different software is part of the “fix”. Testing alone would take longer than that.. Now to read the article.

@WSJ

The software company connected to a global ransomware rampage that began last week and has damaged hundreds of companies across the world was warned in early April of a cybersecurity weakness utilized in the attack

henry

OK, now that I read it, the unlucky vendor did move as quickly as they could. The article glid past that point to fluff Biden confronting Russian hackers, possibly with the same chain he used on Corn Pop. Despicable.

Dave (in MA)

Third power outage here since Saturday. It's like the Third World lately.

Jane

Jimmy,

I’ll text Marlene,

Dave (in MA)

Having most of the controls on a touchscreen that sticks up above the dashboard makes Tesla no-go for me. How are controls that you have to look at to use even legal?

Jack Lillywhite

Dave,

All that new solar, wind and ocean thermal power are not dispatchable as reliable and available. Consequence of going green.

jimmyk

How are controls that you have to look at to use even legal?

Because the car drives itself, of course. Perhaps right into a truck, but no need to do anything yourself.

Marlene

I left a comment on JOM2. We use Bill's Transport in Greene, Maine. Bill's is mostly a Maine to Florida transport. There must be regional transports all around the country.
The truck drivers at Bill's are a hoot. Real Mainers. The driver last fall told hubby as soon as he got back to Maine he was going for surgery. :)

Jane

Jimmy,

I posted it on JOM2 as did Marlene, I think.

Jack Lillywhite

Wife's college friend is a kidney surgeon in NYC who has a Tesla. Swears by it. Once came out to Southampton with wife and kids. None in the Village yet so he go lots of stares.

Marlene

Dave @ 3:56... the CMP corridor thru Maine is a huge political issue here. Power from Hydro Quebec thru Maine to Massachusetts. The indigenous tribes in Quebec are also causing trouble about the corridor. The First Nations in Canada are already in an uproar about the mass graves at Catholic schools. Never mind sending power to Massachusetts. Hope you don't lose power when it is 10 below this winter. :)

MissMarple2

Anyone know what party the mayor of Ketchum, Idaho is?

Marlene

JimmyK, FYI...$1200 from Greene, Maine to Venice FL.

Dave (in MA)

Transformer fire 2 houses up while I was trying to work.

Narciso


Im sure she has some hot takes i cant get to them

https://mobile.twitter.com/julie_kelly2

MissMarple2

LIVE: A law enforcement officer was shot and killed near a federal building in Terre Haute. https://t.co/ZSq1sz4Llw

— WRTV Indianapolis (@wrtv) July 7, 2021

Video at link. Major federal building there is the prison.

Narciso


He might be a democrat

https://www.mtexpress.com/news/ketchum/ketchum-resident-begins-recall-petition-against-mayor/article_a0f87adc-e8c1-11ea-8db3-37c93cbe6f56.html

jimmyk

Thanks, Marlene. Seems about $1/mile is ballpark. I checked with a major mover and they were about double the price, plus had a 10-day window.

Pinandpuller

“To learn who rules over you, simply look at who you are not allowed to compliment.”—Probably Voltaire

Jack Lillywhite

Anyone else watch the England V. Demmark match today. Classic!

Jack Lillywhite

...Classic also Denmark....

Dave (in MA)
    Steph Solis@stephmsolis ·
    The [MA State] House voted down the amendment to require lawmakers have 48 hours to review a bill before having to do a roll call vote on it. The vote was 39-119.

Not at all surprising except for the fact that it was a Democrat who was behind the amendment.

henry

He has the right enemies. Ron Johnson getting media panties in a twist by showing their religion is something WI farmers spread on fields.

@marketwatch

At a luncheon in early June, the Wisconsin Republican questioned why the country was focused on the climate crisis at all. “What are we doing here? Well, we’re killing ourselves…it’s a self-inflicted wound.”

henry

Whatever.

@cnbc

Rudy Giuliani's DC law license is suspended

henry

The stupidity is past eleven.

@tomselliott

In response to spiking gas prices, Biden vows to raise taxes on gas companies $90 billion/year

https://twitter.com/tomselliott/status/1412863592374976512?s=21

Narciso

Was greg craig disbarred rhetorical


https://mobile.twitter.com/greg_price11/status/1412897028733079560?s=21

Narciso


Oh

https://pjmedia.com/vodkapundit/2021/07/07/teaching-hate-and-revenge-high-school-crt-teacher-reveals-the-horrible-truth-about-crt-n1459813

Narciso

I was surprised this came from a pedestrian communication with a world leaders middle men, i know its the terrifying volodya i thought it would involve some whistleblower

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

The "Spell" Explained by Victor Davis Hanson (VDH)

If you're still wondering why the Left seem to be under a spell of sorts (cognitive dissonance) but can't quite see/understand why, VDH wrote the most succinct paragraph I have come across. Do take the one minute:

"Self-righteous progressives believe they put up with and suffer on behalf of us, and, thus, their irrational fury and hate for the irredeemables and conservative minorities springs from being utterly unappreciated by clueless serfs who should properly worship their betters."

Bravo VDH. The spell is simply inflated ego hiding behind the shame of its own ignorance ...

MissMarple2

I watched Second Hand Lions again this evening. I like where they shoot at the salesmen, which several people on Twitter referenced when hearing about the door-to-door push for vaccines. LOL!

Good night, everyone!

clarice

I ADORE THAT MOVIE. MM

GUS

Do not blaspheme lgbt islam or george floyd

Yes, but pay GOVERNMENT LAZY ASS TEACHERS TO TELL AMERICAN CHILDREN THAT ALL WHITES ARE RACIST.

Makes perfect sense. Right??

GUS

It sounds like VDH was talking about JOHN EFFIN KERRY KOHN HEINZ to me.

Narciso

Duvall can read a phomebook and make it effortless

Narciso

Like rorshach were not locked up witn them, they are with us, or words to that effect.

Narciso

The usual


https://mobile.twitter.com/MichaelPSenger

Narciso


Indeed

https://thefederalist.com/2021/07/07/its-critical-race-theory-that-is-un-american-not-laws-banning-it/

Narciso


What they weave then they practice to deceive

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2021/07/07/update-the-nsa-leaked-details-of-their-tucker-carlson-surveillance-to-allied-deep-state-media/#more-213771

Narciso

Say what now


https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2021/07/06/nancy-pelosi-directs-capitol-hill-security-police-units-to-regional-offices-in-california-and-florida-future-locations-coming/#more-213730

henry

Good morning. Coffee is ready.

MissMarple2

https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2021/07/08/who-the-hell-is-in-charge-n2592134

MissMarple2

Good morning, henry!

MissMarple2

https://babylonbee.com/news/based-on-lego-evidence-fbi-believes-capitol-rioter-was-also-planning-attack-on-hogwarts-castle#

MissMarple2

Reuters
@Reuters
·
27m
Seeking summer breeze and natural getaway, Saudis flock to Ukraine http://reut.rs/3yDfDSz

hoyden

Kurt delivers. I enjoyed that post. This morning I learned that worth, justice, and guilt are not collective ideas. Ms Obvious gets whacked with The Clue Stick again.

MissMarple2

Jerry Dunleavy
@JerryDunleavy
·
42m
“The FBI obtained and provided data about the yacht's location to the Dubai government after officials there claimed the princess had been kidnapped and needed emergency aid to secure her release, according to multiple people familiar with the FBI's role.”

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Sounds to me like a cover story to explain why the FBI was acting like a group of bounty hunters. Link is behind USA Today's paywall, so I will keep my eyes peeled for another source.

Neo

Fauci: “Get over it. Get over this political statement. Just get over it and try to save the lives of yourself and your family.”
https://mobile.twitter.com/Breaking911/status/1412946878317174785

Jack Lillywhite

Fraudci went on the wrong network. People who watch MSNBC go to bed wearing their mask.

henry

Indeed.

Nina Teicholz
@bigfatsurprise

“When primary data on red meat consumption are analyzed w/ validated methods...acc. to the highest scientific standards, the result is always the same: intake of unprocessed red meat poses no risk to general health + provides valuable nutrition benefits.”

https://twitter.com/bigfatsurprise/status/1412904035737288708

Melinda

Josh Wolfe
@wolfejosh
HORRIFIC.

Forget whether covid was lableak (from human) or zoonotic (from animal)—

we know that China military is researching offensive technology—
to target population level DNA(US has more diverse heterogenous population than say Japan) and individuals would be next

Reuters @Reuters
A prenatal test used worldwide sends gene data of pregnant women to the company that developed it with China's military. The U.S. sees a security risk reut.rs/3hMnO8i

https://twitter.com/wolfejosh/status/1413119886981844995

BGI selling data.

Neo

December 8, 2019
Vegan influencer, Alyse Parker, eats meat for 30 days, shocks fans by saying she's healthier than she's 'felt in years'

Narciso

Yes that was a drinker level effort out of schlicter

Narciso

Yep


https://thefederalist.com/2021/07/07/check-out-all-the-blue-check-morons-who-swore-the-corrupt-intel-community-would-never-spy-on-tucker-carlson/

Narciso

The emirates are public enemy #2, after prince salman now.

Dave (in MA)

"morons" is being kind, and insulting to morons.

Narciso

I got it through the usa today portsl

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/07/08/princess-latifa-what-we-know-fbis-role-her-capture/7889659002/

Narciso

They have beem targeted since 2015 when they aided general haftsr woth air support

Melinda

Stephen McIntyre
@ClimateAudit
Lisa Monaco's pal, Mark Schamel, who, with FBI, concealed identity of Steele dossier fraud co-conspirator Igor Danchenko, a Brookings wannabe, is also zealously concealing identity of Capitol Police officer who murdered Ashli Babbitt. Democrat privilege realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2021/…

https://twitter.com/ClimateAudit/status/1413130958132424710

Narciso


Thats retarded sir

https://mobile.twitter.com/poet_economist/status/1412903021286248450

Narciso

Thats just silly

https://mobile.twitter.com/julie_kelly2/status/1412896988383879179

henry

OK. I guess we cant watch on TV. Too bad for whichever woke media firm bought the rights.

@cnbc

CNBC Now @CNBCnow
43s

BREAKING: Olympics will ban spectators after Japan declares state of emergency cnb.cx/3AFUjOj

Narciso


Sure go with that

https://www.dailywire.com/news/crt-teacher-crt-isnt-taught-in-schools

Narciso


Of course

https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2021/07/ibram-x-kendis-parents-worked-give-him-good-life-daniel-greenfield/

henry

Cant have people running around doing whatever they want.

CNBC @CNBC
2m

U.S. heading for 'dangerous fall' with surge in delta Covid cases and return of indoor mask mandates cnb.cx/2VkGJjg

Thomas Collins

Woo Floo is like soda, henry. There's Classic Woo Floo, Delta Woo Floo, and Lambda Woo Floo. Pretty soon I'm sure there will be Diet Woo Floo, Woo Floo Zero, Decaffeinated Woo Floo, and Fruit Flavored Woo Floo.

Melinda

Are they going to turn to hexadecimal when they run through the Greek alphabet completely?

Thomas Collins

Perhaps there will be sponsorships for new vaxes, Melinda. LeBron Woo Floo Vax, Governor Stacey Abrams Woo Floo Vax, Brian Stelter Woo Floo Vax, DOCTOR Jill Biden Woo Floo Vax. . . . The possibilities are endless.

rse

This was in one of this am's emails. ACS--the self-proclaimed progressive legal society-- is calling for a Truth, Reconciliation, and Transformation Commission?

The first two are simply the excuse for the 3rd purpose, just as Obama promised.

rse

This is the announcing language. This is what Feingold now heads.

Over the course of this unprecedented past year, in a time defined by isolation and distance, millions of people came together in solidarity to support each other during the pandemic and to join in the historic and ongoing movement for racial justice.

The message is clear: now is the time for transformative change — and the progressive legal movement is integral to this effort.

At ACS, we are committed to advocating for court reform, insisting on a judiciary that reflects the diverse public it serves, restoring our democratic legitimacy, advancing civil rights, and mobilizing the legal community in support of a Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Commission. We must ensure a future that is different from our past — and every single member of this community has a role to play.

rse

Should be "Racial Healing," not Reconciliation lest someone note we never had Apartheid.

I guess it goes with this invite for tomorrow from Atlanta-based National Center for Human and Civil Rights.

Reparations to the descendants of slavery have been hotly debated since Emancipation and remain highly contested today. With the average white family having nearly 10 times the amount of wealth of the average Black family, many argue that reparations could help eliminate the persistent racial wealth gap. Join The Center for a conversation on reparations—how they are defined, how they might be calculated and delivered, and their potential impact on the Black community.

The panel will be moderated by Georgia State University Professor Tanya Washington Hicks and will feature Akinyele Umoja, Professor, Georgia State University, and Dr. Dwight Mullen, Founder, State of Black Asheville.

Melinda

WFC shuts its credit card consolidation offerings today. Closing its near usury division.

Melinda

Hmmmm:

Sam
@Samir_Madani
According to Reuters, UAE's Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure confirmed the explosion took place aboard the small containership, OCEAN TRADER. You can see her on the left side of this video during the first few seconds.

Dubai Media Office @DXBMediaOffice
بيان ميناء جبل علي: اندلع أمس الأربعاء حريق في إحدى حاويات سفينة تحمل مواد قابلة للاشتعال في ميناء "جبل علي"، و اتخذت سلطات الميناء، والدفاع المدني، وشرطة دبي، إجراءات سريعة لإخماد الحريق، وتم بالفعل السيطرة عليه في أقل من 40 دقيقة من دون تسجيل أية أضرار أو تعطيل لعمليات الميناء

https://twitter.com/Samir_Madani/status/1413150049001885703

Dave (in MA)

People who thought that the $500K to hear the Chappaqua Chardonnay Chugger read a speech was about hearing a speech...

Who here thinks people want to purchase paintings from Hunter Biden for $75,000 to $500,000, who are making those purchases entirely on the artistic merits and who have no interest in using those as a backdoor method of purchasing access and influence?https://t.co/1C3iuji7cq

— Jim Geraghty (@jimgeraghty) July 8, 2021

clarice

https://amgreatness.com/2021/07/07/what-would-it-take-to-remake-america/

Narciso

Welcone to the party jimbo.

MissMarple2

Dave (in MA),

The first person who brought these back-door payoffs to my attention was my sister, the retired art teacher, who noticed the huge book advances, She then brought up the speaking fees.

You can imagine her fury at Hunter's art shows and prices.

Narciso

So obviously an inside job with the tanker

Narciso

I noticed bellingthecat memoit is avalaible but barry meiers tome is not.

MissMarple2

Boy, we are really getting hit with a heavy thunderstorm!

How much money are the intelligence communities raking in under the table on using American resources to function as hired guns and private eyes for foreign powers? I wonder if some of the purchases of Hunter's art will be from the leader of Dubai.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

The mainstream media cannot be broken financially. They are the propaganda arms of much larger interests so even with zero advertising revenue they will be funded. The Washington post's revenue is 1 billion while it's parent company Amazon's revenue is $381 billion. So for 0.25% of its revenue, Amazon gets to control a large media outlet which makes or breaks politicians who set policy for Amazon. That's just one example. The bureaucracy controls trillions of dollars, and they would never let their favorite media outlets suffer financially because that might give rise to alternate media which might scrutinize their trillions. All of this money and vast wealth is now intertwined into an oligarchical class. If CNN were to need money, it would appear from some billionaire. Then the next year, that billionaire's stock in Raytheon, or whatever, jumps in value $10 billion, because their government contract balloons from $75B to $98B, with no pushback, because the media and anyone else who might push back is cut in on the deal. The big corporations, The intelligence agencies, The tech companies, the media... They are all essentially one class, who have worked out how to back scratch and distribute money and favors. The media are not independent corporations with profit motive. They are the High Priest Class of the hegemonic Oligarchy. They cannot be boycotted out of existence. Ad Revenue is not their business model. Viewers buying products is not their business model.

Influence is. The media's real customers are the Oligarchs NOT the viewers. Media Viewers are the product, not the customers. A loss in one area means nothing, if it serves the whole. The printing of money itself - the entire financial system - is now part of a merged oligarchy. They don't have to convince you to buy a Chevy. They have to convince you to vote for their friends who control the central bank.

There was a time we thought of the Media as independent. Then we thought the media was a subsidiary of the Democratic party. Now the Democratic party and the Bureaucracy have merged and the media is a subsidiary of the state. It can no more go bankrupt than PBS, or the Military, or the Fed. Nor can it be reformed into an entity that will go against the hegemony of the state because the state is their one true customer. Viewers are not the customer at all. Viewers are the product.
Christopher Buckley

Narciso

Rolling moss tries to make a mountain
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/capitol-lego-set-rioter-jan-6-insurrection-1193586/amp/

clarice

https://amgreatness.com/2021/07/06/what-is-trump-to-us/

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