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July 28, 2021

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Pinandpuller

It’s kind of weird that Laura Loomer is prohibited by the NICS database from possessing a firearm. As far as I know, the worst thing she ever did is get banned from Twitter. But that Psaki job said if you’re banned from one platform you should be banned from all of them.

Dave (in MA)

Why won't @SpeakerPelosi release the video of the crowd of 20 people chanting the N-word at Capitol Police officer Harry Dunn as he testified?

— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) July 28, 2021
Narciso

Thought crime or what they call in the old country dangerousness

Narciso

Well that would be very awkward from the snippet of video we did see.

Melinda

Looking at “ownership” isn’t, is the point.

Looking at what fund managers are investing in, is. Like BlackRock, is an important distinction.

G’night all.

Narciso

Oh


https://mobile.twitter.com/ClimateAudit/status/1420347499517288450

Narciso


Lincoln loggers need to be chopped

https://mobile.twitter.com/Doranimated/status/1420461022343745536

GUS

I agree with you Narciso and Ig. Don't forget PETER UK.

Narciso

And jimrn and agent j and ann and bad,

Narciso


Oh

https://english.alarabiya.net/amp/views/news/middle-east/2021/07/27/An-Iranian-murderer-won-an-Olympic-gold-medal-the-IOC-is-complicit-if-it-stands-idle?__twitter_impression=true

Narciso

Yep


https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/07/28/pollak-much-of-what-joe-biden-said-about-coronavirus-in-may-is-now-misinformation/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

GUS

We've lost a lot of friends Narciso.

Narciso


Indeed

https://mobile.twitter.com/Cernovich/status/1420542309049856003

Pinandpuller

A Third Is Never Enough: Worst James Bond Movie Ever.

GUS

What about LIVE and LET AMERICANS' DIE.
Starring SCHMUCK SCHUMER.
Pin, did I ever tell you what my Karen once called SCHUMCK SCHUMER??????
It is a CLASSIC. Maybe I should tell you on the phone.

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MissMarple2

I have been listening to this interview this morning and although I don't understand all of it, it does seem to me that the feds have been funding neuroscience research in manipulating consciousness.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ktj050DxG7Q

The interview is with Andrew Huberman, who is doing research in neuroscience dealing with "optimal performance". The interview was done November 16, 2020. The interviewer is Lex Friedman, who has an annoying speaking style.

What's interesting to me is how this gives a window into the thinking of these young guys who have NO compunction about rummaging around in people's brains to produce the actions and thinking that they consider desirable.

It's 2 12 hours so possibly something to listen to while you are doing a weekend project.

MissMarple2

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/national-police-association-slams-jan-6-probe

MissMarple2

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-egypt-suezcanal-ship-rotterdam/ever-given-the-ship-that-blocked-the-suez-canal-arrives-in-rotterdam-idUSKBN2EZ0J1

MissMarple2

with masks required "regardless of vaccination status" https://t.co/ktf80jRk7M pic.twitter.com/z71F8oX7d3

— lndian Bronson (@AgainstGop) July 28, 2021

Link goes to screen cap of Pentagon memorandum on masks, dated yesterday. My question is why the CDC is controlling what the military does?

hoyden

Submission and compliance. If the military bends their knee to the cdc them so should you.

MissMarple2

Matthew Cappucci
@MatthewCappucci
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5h
BREAKING: A magnitude 8.2 #earthquake occurred roughly 25 minutes ago along the Aleutian Chain in Alaska. Its hypocenter was 29 miles deep.

This DOES appear to be a thrust quake along the Aleutian Trench. #Tsunami likely with this along coastal #Alaska and beyond!

MissMarple2

https://mobile.twitter.com/MatthewCappucci/status/1420635629281554432

Above is link to the actual Twitter post with replies, which include reports from other areas, charts, seismograph readings from areas as far away as Pennsylvania, etc.

MissMarple2

Sebastian Gorka DrG
@SebGorka
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29m
Fauci is now the Secretary of Defense too.

MissMarple2

Biden lectures plant on masks and vaccines, then walks through plant doing this. People are really dumb. pic.twitter.com/fNE15tcCOU

— David Foote (@scubafeet) July 28, 2021

Video at the link. He DID wear a mask when getting off Marine One on returning to the White House.

MissMarple2

Charles V Payne
@cvpayne
·
11m
Breaking News
Whoa! Something is wrong.

Collision symbol2Q21 GDP 6.5% significantly below est of 8.4%
Collision symbolInitial Jobless Claims 400,000

Fed Chairman Powell Looks Brilliant
WH working on Spin
We need answers

Melinda

Nice photos of the distraught Capitol Hill Policeman:

🖤⚔️Destiny⚔️🖤 @RN_Destiny
34m
PAGING NANCY PELOSI!...WE SMELL YOUR BULLS**T.

SHARE THIS EVERYWHERE!!!


SAME GUY!...MORE FAKE BULLS**T!

https://twitter.com/RN_Destiny/status/1420724678126145541

Nice Tat.

henry

Senator Ron Johnson @SenRonJohnson
11h

There are real infrastructure needs across the country and they should be funded exclusively by repurposing unspent dollars from the partisan Covid relief bill.

henry

Convenient supply chain problems in restocking?

What was behind the huge miss: the main cause was an unexpected drop in inventories, which subtracted 1.13% from the bottom line GDP print.

https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/gdp-huge-miss-us-economy-grew-just-65-q2-far-below-85-expected

Buckeye

American Sunisa Lee Wins the Olympic Women’s Gymnastics All-Around Gold

Hmmm, I think I know what Simone was really afraid of.

clarice

https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/29/china/china-taliban-tianjin-afghanistan-intl-hnk/index.html
Kinda like the Hitler-Stalin pact.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

I really don't get the Simone Biles criticism.
After our useless athletic system betrayed her by letting her be abused by that Nasser creep she came back to become one of the greatest gymnasts of all time with numerous individual and team gold medals.
Now, when burnout or pressure or whatever took their toll she pulled out because she couldn't perform up to Olympic standards.
I've never heard her whine or complain or shoot her mouth off about pretty much anything.
When someone as great and as tough as she has proven herself to be has to pull out I have no criticism of her, but it does make a performance like that Japanese gymnast in Montreal who hid his broken leg so he could perform on the rings, knowing the dismount might ruin his leg permanently all the more amazing.

henry

David A. Clarke, Jr. @SheriffClarke
15h

F&CK the federal government. Elections are a State’s Rights issue.
Blow the DOJ off like the blue states did about illegal immigration and sanctuary cities.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

In reading up on Shun Fujimoto turns out he didn't have a broken leg but a severely sprained knee. The dismount from the rings tore several ligaments and dislocated his kneecap.
He hid his injury to try and put the Japanese team over the top which he did. But, demonstrating the limits of everyone's heroism, when someone asked him if he would do it again he admitted "No, I would not."

henry

couldnt happen to a nicer group.

CNBC @CNBC
2m

Wall Street employees begin to mask up again as Citigroup tells workers of new mandate cnb.cx/3iZDwxI

clarice

I don't get the Biles criticism either. She's a great gal who has done a lot for young gymnasts , overcome a lot of difficulties and supported her team even after she felt her performance was just not now up to it.

Neo

The roots of "vaccine hesitancy" in the Black community and be explained simply using the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Aspects and Assumptions of White Culture.

Two traits of "whiteness" pop up above the others:
a) Must always "do something" about a situation
b) Respect authority

The truth is that to be “less white”, you must embrace "vaccine hesitancy".

clarice

And re Biles, don't forget, the Olympic committee banned the very outstanding and difficult move that won her the gold because probably no one else could do it.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Two things about Biles...

The friction comes because she could have pulled out earlier and allowed another to go to Tokyo.

Yes the twisties are real and dangerous. Proprioception is very dangerous to lose. She normally has very good proprioception, but when you lose it, it is very dangerous.

A best analogy would be like the yips in golf. Comes out of no where, reaks havoc and disappears for no discernable reason while really fucking with your head.

rse

it does seem to me that the feds have been funding neuroscience research in manipulating consciousness.

I can guarantee you they are funding that and much of the learning standards they fund has that same explicit aim. I also get the newsletter from the BRAIN Project and it has stated expressly and repeatedly that they intend to map what experiences rewire what areas of the brain, in a normal brain, in a manner comparable to what the Human Genome Project did for DNA.

Dr J and I used to discuss this online and off. He had a friend whose area of expertise was NOT neuroscience, but who had been reassigned to the bRAIn Project because so much funding had been directed towards it years in advance.

On a'mom's comment last night, Red Onions are a great source of Quercetin and pickling does good things for your gut and thus immunity in general. I have been pickling red onions with thinly sliced after halving in a mason jar. Add the juice of 4 limes, 1 TBS apple cider vinegar, 1 TBS kosherr salt, and 1,2 TSP fresh ground pepper. Keep in refrigerator.

Good on tacos, any rice dish, etc.

Melinda

Pfizer contracts are leaking out of the EU

FREEDOM ⬛️
@123prometheus
🔥"Purchaser acknowledges that the V…rapidly developed…the long-term effects and efficacy of the Vaccine are not currently known and that there may be adverse effects of the Vaccine that are not currently known."
Archive web.archive.org/web/2021072708…

https://twitter.com/123prometheus/status/1420426886895767561

PFIZERLEAK: EXPOSING THE PFIZER MANUFACTURING AND SUPPLY AGREEMENT.

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1419653002818990085.html

Thread

rse

This is a great interview. https://www.conservativewoman.co.uk/laura-dodsworth-how-our-own-government-turned-us-into-the-most-terrified-country-on-earth/

Love the comment about how being aware of the tactics and their purpose makes them far less effective. Precisely why I write about education.

Take a look at this new "Board Game" for the classroom. https://knowledgeworks.org/resources/impact-learning-edition-board-game/

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--The friction comes because she could have pulled out earlier and allowed another to go to Tokyo.--

From wiki;

2021
In May, Biles competed at the U.S. Classic. She debuted a Yurchenko double pike vault, which no woman had ever completed before, on her way to another U.S. Classic all-around title.[122][123] The new vault was given a preliminary value of 6.6, making it the highest valued vault in women's gymnastics.[124]

In June, Biles competed at the U.S. National Championships and won her 7th national all-around title and qualified for the Olympic Trials.[125] In addition to winning the all-around title by 4.7 points, Biles also placed first in the vault, balance beam, and floor exercise, as well as third in the uneven bars. At the Olympic Trials, Biles placed first and earned an automatic spot onto the Olympic team.


So she blasted the competition just last month in the trials. Even if she was having trouble in the ensuing month how many world and Olympic champs would pull out under those circumstances. None is my guess.

--A best analogy would be like the yips in golf.--

Yeah, I was thinking of Steve Sax and Chuck Knobloch [sp?] in baseball.

Thomas Collins

Re Biles: She's 24. Old for women's gymnastics. Isn't that the equivalent of Brady still QBing at 55? Perhaps she felt that, notwithstanding her impressive performance in the trials, she heard footsteps on the balance beam and floor. I'm not saying that justifies her dropping out, but perhaps this is not just mental.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Maybe it is just me, but I've been really down on the chase for more difficult and more points as the starting score. I'd rather they tone down the difficulty and strive for excellence.

They have the same problem in skating.

When you don't perform it perfectly, it takes away from the program and the artistic score.

And I hate the Wolf Turns on the floor and on the beam. They flail their arms to keep their balance sacrificing points along the way just because it has a higher start value for a skill. Learn to do a different turn sequence (a required skill)with a slightly lower start value perfectly and quit getting dinged for the screw ups on the harder skill.

Dave (in MA)

Still some people's idea of a good newspaper for some reason.

henry

Sports with judges are mere reality tv.

Dave (in MA)

I never pay any attention to any judged sports, but Iggy's 10:09 makes sense to me.

Dave (in MA)

I can't decide between twirling a ribbon on a stick or smiling while swimming as the dumbest Olympic sports.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

BREAKING: In a Wednesday letter to his officer corps, Capitol Police Chief Thomas Manger ordered that they enforce the new mask guidelines across the Capitol complex. Those new rules, installed by the Capitol physician earlier in the week, include a mask mandate on the House side of the Capitol and all House office buildings.

"If a visitor or staff member fails to wear a mask after a request is made to do so, the visitor or staff shall be denied entry to the House Office Buildings or House-side of the U.S. Capitol," Manger wrote in his letter. "Any person who fails to either comply or leave the premises after being asked to do so would be subject to an arrest for Unlawful Entry."

via the Hill

henry

@vickimckenna

Biden's America: American Wages Drop by Nearly 2% as Inflation Spirals Out of Control

https://twitter.com/vickimckenna/status/1420780886996434947?s=21

henry

Stephanie, can we get that doctor to drug test everyone entering the House side as well?

henry

If my vaccination status is important enough to national security to require a passport… shouldn’t Pelosi and house minion pharmacopeia be public? What drugs are they on? How can we vote without knowing?

henry

It’s all about Nov ‘22

@vivckimckenna

Absurd: DOJ indicates it might sue states returning to pre-pandemic voting regulations

https://twitter.com/vickimckenna/status/1420784909229170690?s=21

henry

” The department's enforcement policy does not consider a jurisdiction’s re-adoption of prior voting laws or procedures to be presumptively lawful; instead, the department will review a jurisdiction’s changes in voting laws or procedures for compliance with all federal laws regarding elections, as the facts and circumstances warrant," reads a document released by DOJ.

henry

The hits keep coming.

@vickimckenna

Say WHAT?! "Feds exempting some illegal migrants from normal ID requirements on flights"

Jack Lillywhite

Olympics are interesting: We have a 12 y.o. playing Table Tennis overwhelmingly adult competitors, and then we have Men and Women in their 20's racing a kid's BMX bike.

Neo

Speaker Pelosi only allowed people in the 1/6 Select Cmte room that will push her partisan narrative. They rejected my call to include the head of the Capitol Police Union who represents USCP rank-and-file. So we didn’t get the full story—just her cherry-picked version of events.
https://twitter.com/RepJimBanks/status/1420374357205995520

Dave (in MA)

Kangaroo court with a botoxed kangaroo.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

The winner of the women's skateboard was a thirteen year old.

Some of the sport's committees don't allow competitor's below certain ages. Age requirements should be applied across the board.

matt - deplore me if you must

launching yourself into the air and spinning in several directions and then having to nail the landing is perhaps the most difficult thing I have seen an athlete do. The risk of severe and permanent damage is real every time they launch.

Ms. Biles nailed the most difficult move ever in gymnastics a few weeks ago.

But if your head is not right there is no way you should ever get out there on the floor and attempt that crazy stuff. It gives me the dizzys just watching.

I have nothing but respect for her and her decision. Much different than that twit Osaka.

matt - deplore me if you must

Henry, "my name is Jose Jimenez" seems to work just fine for them.

Melinda

Wow.

Benny
@bennyjohnson
This is the BEST GOP ad I have seen this cycle.

Just perfect.

pic.twitter.com/c08jc92Xyc

https://twitter.com/bennyjohnson/status/1420756846701211654

clarice

https://michaelpramirez.com/hokey-pokey-protocol-07-29-21.html

matt - deplore me if you must

Steph;

Female gymnasts typically begin winning the big competitions at @ 15-16. Rowers are in their 20's as are most top athletes. There are a lot of swimmers in their teens as well.

When you get to equestrian or fencing or other sports, the age can be much older.

It takes all kinds.

Melinda

Defense for Children
@DCIPalestine
BREAKING: Israeli forces raided our main office in Al-Bireh today around 5 a.m., confiscating computers, laptops, and files concerning our Palestinian child detainee clients in the Israeli military courts. We were not informed of the reason for the raid.

https://twitter.com/DCIPalestine/status/1420663222764462080

Neo

The New Mexico House Majority Leader is in serious trouble after being charged in a massive embezzlement scheme.

Rep. Sheryl Williams Stapleton may have embezzled upwards of $954,000 dollars in a racketeering, laundering and illegal kickbacks scheme.

https://www.kob.com/albuquerque-news/law-enforcement-agents-executing-search-warrants-at-home-business-of-rep-stapleton/6186008/?cat=500

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

The claim is dozens if not hundreds of cops were injured on 1/6.
They also say they have arrested 500+ rioters and have literally thousands of hours of video.
How many, if any, of the protestors have been charged with assault?
There was no fire extinguisher, there was no bear spray from the guy they arrested for it.
So if there really were all these assaults just exactly who was committing them and why are so few, if any, arrested and charged?

Jack Lillywhite

Have we forgot Danube of Thought and his arch-nemesis Threadkiller?

clarice

https://www.wsj.com/articles/everybodys-all-american-11627584152

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

I know, Matt.. I just think 13 is a bit too young. One of the other skateboard competitors was in her late 30s? 40s? basically could have been the winner's granma (almost).

Set the age at 16. I've seen the results of trying to do too much at a young age. Knees, ankles, hips wrists and shoulders are totally abused and a 13 yo in a tunnel vision mindset is going to be hobbled later in life.

The hubs was invited to the Olympic tryouts in Gymnastics in 69? IIRC and just HS and College gymnastics has his back and knees all screwed up. He coached men's gymnastics for several years before they finally did away with it in the HS level(club gymnasts were not joining HS sports anymore).

He watches the competitions and just repeats "you can't do that!" Of course when he competed there was no podium for floor exercise (terrazzo floors or wood if you were lucky). And no decent pads til the 70s. Lots of injuries, too.

Jack Lillywhite

The Olympics are a different ballgame. In HS I threw the shot, discus and javelin. Held my own. Won a few times.

The USOC sent out a flyer to all the HS's and Universities announcing trial dates and performance qualifications.

Fugaboutit. I wasn't even 75% there in all 3 disciplines. These kids in Athletics, Swimming and other sports are riding clouds while we mere mortals are hanging on to tree trunks. A very different world of athletics.

Very humbling.

Neo

Pro-Sanders group rebranding into 'pragmatic progressives'
https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-climate-change-election-2020-campaign-2016-3c6a4d7b4ff078f5eced9e389ac0f644
.. best new idea since 'compassionate conservatives'

henry

Mission… ratings in free fall, find something stupid to hype:

@emma_newberger

New climate section on @CNBC, check it out:

https://twitter.com/emma_newburger/status/1420823623334563848?s=21

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Three Irishmen, Paddy, Sean and Seamus, were stumbling home from the pub late one night and found themselves on the road which led past the old graveyard..
"Come have a look over here," says Paddy, "It's Michael O'Grady's grave, God bless his soul. He lived to the ripe old age of 87."
"That's nothing," says Sean, "here's one named Patrick O'Toole, it says here that he was 95 when he died."!
Just then, Seamus yells out, "Good God, here's a fella that got to be 145!"
"What was his name?" asks Paddy.
Seamus stumbles around a bit, awkwardly lights a match to see what else is written on the stone marker, and exclaims, "Miles, from Dublin."

henry

I was in the cattle call for the 80 men’s soccer Olympic team in 77. (Qualification tournaments run a couple years). Just out of high school. Obviously not selected for the team. College me was bigger, faster, better - but still took a beating from larger athletes. Few careers last very long at the top levels.

Dave (in MA)


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Pinandpuller

Police inaction with Antifa could be explained by their controlled demolition in the face of grey haired Boomer mobs that are about as scary as early morning mall walkers.

henry

At least he has a space dildo.

So with that in mind, how did Amazon do? Well... not so good: not only did the company miss on the top line and operating income, but guided much lower than Wall Street expected

https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/amazon-crashes-after-missing-revenues-guiding-far-below-consensus

henry

Not so hot a day for these guys, either.

Robinhood is in the running to rank as the worst debut on record among IPOs of this size, according to data compiled by Bloomberg (a close below $34.90 would have seen it surpass MFGlobal's ugliness)...

https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/robinhood-suffers-worst-big-ipo-debut-ever-dollar-dumps-1-month-lows

Marlene

Good afternoon! I made an unexpected trip to Bangor this morning because I thought my phone was dead. The nice young man at Verizon brought my phone back to life. I noticed that most of the customers were elderly tech dummies. :)
Anyway, I just caught up on the comments. One of the daughter's childhood friends in northern Maine was put thru the pre-Olympic training hoops in the cutthroat skating competitions. She went to private school near Boston and had a coach and training while in school. Then she went to Colorado for further coaching while at CU. I think she "aged out" of competition. She returned to Boston and went to med school. She is now a GI doctor. Hubby was her confirmation sponsor and they still have a bond. The competition at that level is brutal.

henry

He assumes we are as cheap as Hunter.

@cnbc

Biden calls on states to offer $100 cash payments for Covid vaccinations as delta spreads

Marlene

TC @ 12:22...I laughed at your comment about Tommy being 55. He is one month plus three days older than the daughter. So, if he is 55, that means I had the daughter when I was 11 years old. Very funny!

Melinda

RobinHood IPO was a honeypot operation for the Feds.

Change my mind.

Melinda

Ellen Carmichael
@ellencarmichael
You’re not very good at this. 🤪

Ronald Klain @WHCOS
Replying to @sbg1 @jaketapper
Anyone who starts vaccination today isn't fully protected from the virus for six weeks. Also, CDC is concerned that even vaccinated people MIGHT transmit Delta: you are masking to slow the spread.

https://twitter.com/ellencarmichael/status/1420845790415581184

Melinda

Natalie Winters
@nataliegwinters
REVEALED: Biden’s Infrastructure Partner Senator Tom Carper Profits From Chinese Communist Party-Owned Companies.

thenationalpulse.com/exclusive/bide…

https://twitter.com/nataliegwinters/status/1420793267403333634

Dave (in MA)
    Axios@axios · Washington D.C. announced that people will be required to mask indoors beginning Saturday. https://trib.al/y51EaRu
Apparently the Delta variant is scheduled to arrive in D.C. on Saturday.
matt - deplore me if you must

Marlene, back @ 1994 I was in the car with one of my salesmen when the news came on while listening to Rush and they reported that Nancy Kerrigan had been attacked. I turned to him and said that it was another skater. Those people are psycho.

Mel, did you see how the Chinese are now welshing on the VIE's? This bodes ill for any foreign investor.

The way they are reining in their top job creators and screwing foreign investors would seem to indicate that good ole Chairman Xi really wants to get the Maoist gang back together.

Crushing dissent, upending the economic miracle, and threatening their neighbors and trading partners would not seem to be great strategic policy. The thing is with the Belt & Road, all of those fixtures are in place and can't be moved. If those countries default it's just tough luck.

Melinda

Tom Nelson
@tan123
#HottestYearEver

Scott Duncan @ScottDuncanWX
Intense Antarctic cold is racing through South America right now, widespread frost with some snow observed all the way into southern Brazil.

Coffee prices are surging as the cold threatens production.

https://twitter.com/tan123/status/1420851157791121414

Melinda

All their "Wealth Management Products" are fraught with extreme risk.

Jack Lillywhite

Well it is winter there. When I lived in BA, you would get below 32F a number of times.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Michael Smith
·
I have hope for one reason.

Nothing is a foregone conclusion.

Not a single damn thing.

Norway and Venezuela have approximately the same oil resources and yet, Norway isn’t Venezuela.

The continent of Africa is four times as large as the United States and possesses more natural resources and yet America isn’t Africa.

It isn’t luck, we are always the products of the decision that have been made.

America didn’t happen by accident; it was a product of deliberate actions and conscious decisions.

If America falls, it will be for the same reasons – our fall will be the product of deliberate actions taken and conscious decisions made.

The Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard said, “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”

Living life forward means nothing is a foregone conclusion.

While there are those who ascribe success and failure to luck – or a mere accident of entropy – there is a pattern to each. I’ve often said that many things we perceive as random events are not, the appear random because we just do not have enough information to see the patterns. History offers us the opportunity to see those patterns with a degree of clarity impossible to those intent upon divining the future.

I seem to be stuck on car analogies these days, but I heard this from my grandfather many, many years ago. We were sitting on his front porch talking about any of a multitude of subjects and the conversation drifted to something I had done that I regretted. He told me it is impossible to drive a car while looking only in the rearview mirror, that to get where I was going would require that I stop looking back and look forward.

History cannot be changed, nor is it subject to recompense.

Decisions made throughout history inevitably creates perpetrators and victims out of the same skin – at one time or the other everyone is either the oppressed or the oppressor.

Anyone who claims reparations for past societal actions are appropriate or even possible is simply a lying con artist.

Kierkegaard’s quote indicates something else and when I combine it with the rural Mississippi wisdom of my grandaddy, it results in this – you can’t know where you are going without knowing where you have been. History’s true purpose in our lives is to create understanding of what decisions we made, what the results of those decisions were, what we must do to avoid the problems and costs of the past and what we must do to reap the benefits of our past.

My granddaddy and Søren Kierkegaard are sending us all a message from beyond the grave.

Dave (in MA)

High coffee prices are an existential threat.

Melinda

Sept coffee futures were down all day.

Thomas Collins

Glad I gave you a chuckle, Marlene. Time stands still for Brady and you! :-)

Thomas Collins

At the rate things are going, at the gas station/convenience store complexes it'll be ten dollars for a gallon of gas and ten dollars for a 12 ounce coffee!

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--All their "Wealth Management Products" are fraught with extreme risk.--

I am bewildered that it turns out it's risky to invest in a communist dictatorship.
Unless you're a Biden.

matt - deplore me if you must

Don't worry Dave. Our government has been working on this with the best men and has come up with Ersatz. It's made with the same amazing raw materials as Gate's meat substitute using raw materials from the Wuhan Institute of Inorganic & Synthetic Chemistry.

It really is amazing what they can do with wood chips and leftover bat wings these days.

henry

Force the vax or be unhip. Comical attempt at arm twisting.

“You just don’t feel like you can protect your employees to the extent that you want to, and it makes you then lean in a little bit to kind of raise the bar around your expectations,” Ms. Katsoudas said in an interview. “I think everyone was trying initially to just respect everyone’s perspective around what they want to do [on vaccines], but we know that if we do that, we could create a pretty serious situation.”

Cisco’s HR lady. Sounds like she exploits child labor. All the elites prevent freedom! No thanks, lady.

@WSJ

Employers across industries are requiring workers to get vaccinated before returning to the office. Here’s where companies in tech, banking, healthcare and more stand on inoculation requirements.

Melinda

Use the free CNBC app and under "Markets" choose commodities and scroll down to see the "softs" (non-metallic based futures).

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