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October 10, 2021

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Old Lurker

I'm just thinking about a logger having to decide, as he climbs a 100' tree to top, if he selects a 100# Battery Chainsaw or one with 3 miles of extension cord back to the closest plug?

Narciso

he reminds me of another character from mccarry, the greek supreme court justice prog


https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/10/the_true_merrick_garland.html

Narciso

crimethink is not allowed


https://twitter.com/MichaelPSenger/status/1447328040787185664

henry

Vicki McKenna @VickiMcKenna
10m

Disptach from Kabul, WI: Are progs woke enough to abide the "cultural" hygiene practices of Afghanis? Or the "cultural" practice of beating women? How about the "culture" of child sexual abuse?

http://www.danielgreenfield.org/2021/10/an-afghanistan-grows-in-wisconsin.html

henry

yeah. total occupoopers.

\More accurately, Islamic law is held by some authorities to ban the use of toilet paper.

Narciso

i don't see how that would be henry,


https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2021/10/11/sydney-begins-easing-lockdown-after-106-days-of-blood-sweat-and-no-beers/

Narciso

the brits have been dealing with afghanistan, since 1819 thereabouts, when elphinstone did the first expedition,

Narciso

now this guy on the other hand


https://www.frontpagemag.com/point/2021/10/taliban-supporter-invited-jihadist-party-near-key-daniel-greenfield/

Narciso

the labour party is stark raving mad, but the tories really aren't much better, as they have enabled this procrustean energy policy,

Narciso

the skydragon is mighty and sneaky too:

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/10/11/analysis-hurricanes-have-not-gotten-more-intense-frequent-over-past-170-years/

Narciso

but its a consensual hallucination, we are told,


https://babalublog.com/2021/10/10/havana-syndrome-sonic-attacks-reported-at-u-s-embassy-in-berlin/

Neo

CNN Reads Headlines On Biden's Economy: "Christmas At Risk," "America Is Running Out Of Everything"

They say that everything that will be available for Christmas is already in the stores .. but don't count on more arriving before
Christmas.

If you wait, you may have to postpone Christmas to Easter.

Sounds like Santa's reindeer are refusing to take the COVID vaccine

Old Lurker

Narc "the labour party is stark raving mad, but the tories really aren't much better, as they have enabled this..."

Sounds very familiar

Narciso

reindeers are sharp, rudolph might be alex berenson in disguise,

Narciso

boris was a charming rogue, but it seems covid clipped his locks

Melinda

New York Post
@nypost
Pentagon's first software chief quit because China has already won global tech war: 'Already over' trib.al/0tImQyV

https://twitter.com/nypost/status/1447566182622638080

henry

The brits do choose PMs from the Upper Class Twit of the Year pool.

henry

The government does not get our best tech talent. That is a given.

Neo

The inventor of MRNA is blocked from viewing the New England Journal of Medicine.
He is being demonized and silenced for warning about the product he literally invented.

Narciso


you're no good at your job I'm guessing


https://software.af.mil/team/nicolas-m-chaillan-hqe/

Narciso

he doesn't seem to able to walk and chew gum at the same time,

Melinda

Cross-posting.

Capitol Police whistleblower delivers scathing rebuke to 2 of its senior leaders Jan. 6

The whistleblower alleges, among multiple serious allegations, that former acting chief Yogananda Pittman lied to Congress about an intelligence report Capitol Police received before that day’s riot.

https://www.politico.com/news/2021/10/08/capitol-police-whistleblower-rebuke-jan-6-515696

Letter is here: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/21080866-letter#document/p4/a2059186

Narciso


this is his boss

https://www.af.mil/About-Us/Biographies/Display/Article/1467795/dr-will-roper/

Narciso

the devil's in the details,


https://meaninginhistory.substack.com/p/administrative-law-and-covid

Neo

Mom telling her son that they took the school to court and beat the mask mandate. You have to watch this.
https://twitter.com/CassandraRules/status/1447385510188621824

Narciso

it's still largely feltercarb, but mrs pittman is obviously incompetent, so she ascends to her peter principle optimum perch,

Melinda

Tim Gradous
@tgradous
Democrats Move Toward Dumping Iowa As First Presidential Vote

By ⁦@josephcurl⁩
Via DailyWire.com dailywire.com/news/democrats…

https://twitter.com/tgradous/status/1447582846332383238

https://www.dailywire.com/news/democrats-move-toward-dumping-iowa-as-first-presidential-vote

Narciso

because they liked major howdy, no state like kamala,

Narciso

did this supposed op even happen


https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/1447581896783929354

pompeo hasn't totally disavowed it, but hasn't confirmed it either

matt - deplore me if you must

mel;

I saw that, and read another article on China's drive to use their own software across the spectrum. Presently, some sectors including banking and heavy industry are using Western software and homegrown in parallel. Sounds like a Chinese fire drill to me.

Also, they are very concerned that ARM is being bought by Nvidia, which would put the ARM architecture off limits to Chinese users.

As ever more software/app startups are being founded in the West, I find it hard to believe that China is ahead except in the mass theft of IP and data and their ability to create an Orwellian system.

Melinda

I completely agree.

Dave (in MA)

Heh™

I assume someone has done this already? @SethAMandel @Peter_Iceland https://t.co/N9c20Tefc1 pic.twitter.com/DTqf0OabKF

— donky from shrek (@donky_fromshrek) October 11, 2021
Jane

Neo,\

That was great! Thanks for posting it!

Neo

Daryl Hall is 73 today.

He used to own a property down the road

Narciso

olympus has fallen was the optimum version, and there's apparently no mike bannon (gerald butler's character)

jimb

Regarding the aircraft carriers that were sold for $1 after years of gathering moss and barnacles:

Steel is one of the world's most recycled materials. Much of the world's new steel is produced in electric arc furnaces (EAF) that melt scrap steel that's been shredded. The Asian EAFs are the largest buyers of scrap steel, and the world's largest producers, but most of the new US mills (e.g., Nucor) also melt scrap rather than forming steel through the Bessemer process that starts with iron ore and metallurgic coal. So, the ships won't become amusement parks, they'll be shredded and sold on a global market.

The steel in those ships will be worth millions on the global market, but the effort to extract the steel will be costly as well. Most of the world's shipbreaking yards -- in India, Bangladesh, China and Pakistan -- would likely pay more for the ship, but apparently not even Sloppy Joe Biden thinks it's wise to let the Chinese into the guts of our carriers. With US environmental regulations and labor costs, and with our desire to keep our carrier technology at home, the job of shredding those ships will cost a lot more than what it could cost in Bangladesh. The $1 sale price makes perfect sense to me...

Davod

Personal Freedom Record Card

http://ace.mu.nu/archives/meme%2020211011%2010.jpg

Narciso

hmm

https://twitter.com/Pius____/status/1445743703310553099

Melinda

CME arriving today, FYI. Pretty big one.

Narciso

thats over a hundred years old, davod

Narciso

didn't they used to call that a solar flare, or is it just the scale of it,

JohnH

Big CME? It would be awfully nice if it hit China’s side of the Earth. If it hits ours then it’s been nice knowing you guys.

Melinda

The "Everything" Crackdown? I'll believe it when I see it....

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/sec-chief-wall-street-everything-181500337.html

Dave (in MA)

CNN is now referring to pre-Covid as "the Before Times" 🤨 https://t.co/EdK5KUqWey

— Not the Bee (@Not_the_Bee) October 11, 2021
Narciso

what is this cnn you speak of?

Melinda

http://www.differencebetween.info/difference-between-a-solar-flare-and-a-cme#

jim nj

Acronyms?

Thanks for the explainers.

I thought something happened at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

Narciso

pbs did a whole series about a carrington event, that turns the uk into a crazy blood thirsty madhouse or as we call it monday,

Narciso

it was a fairy tale, because robert carlyle, played the good guy

Melinda

Haitians Smuggled in Shipping Containers Abandoned In Guatemala

https://nypost.com/2021/10/11/haitian-migrants-found-in-a-shipping-container-report/

Imagine that.

Narciso

someone didn't pay the appropriate bribes,

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

I still say we should have sold the Kitty Hawk and JFK to Japan.
It would have been worth doing just because of the after Pearl Harbor and Midway ultimate politics-makes-strange-bedfellows irony.

Melinda

The humor writes itself:

Max Boot
@MaxBoot
The success of the Biden presidency is said to hinge on the outcome of the massive spending bills now before Congress. That may be true, but their fate won’t affect how I vote.

I’m a single-issue voter. My issue is the fate of democracy in America. wapo.st/3AxHiow

https://twitter.com/MaxBoot/status/1447631826827321346

DCSCA

Narciso 'they are smoking something, if they think that's the price of an AR 15, possibly something from somalia, to get that feral expression'

The cheapest model, stripped down. 'Course Taliban get them for free.

The $600 is just an odd number and aside from Melinda's effort to explain it, nobody has really sourced how they arrived at that invasive figure.

henry

If Max Boot wrote in favor of bacon, I’d assume he was for a plant based substitute (tree bark in corn oil or something).

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

$600 is also the amount that triggers the need to file a 1099.

matt - deplore me if you must

If ever there ever a twit there was it's Boot because, because, because, because of the idiot things he does.

matt - deplore me if you must

Those carriers are old and very expensive to maintain. The DoD and Congress have been shrinking our carrier fleet because it's not just carriers; it's the cruisers and destroyers and rest of the task force as well.

Barry O'Brilliant downsized the military and we will be sore pressed to fight a two front war, as has been downsized from a 2 1/2 front war in our prior defense postures.

Taking away the Marine's tanks is another act of brilliance from the peabrains.

DCSCA

'During Fleet week a few years back I had the honor of being a guest on the JFK in New York harbor. They ferried us out and we got to inspect the ship, the aircraft, the full monty. They even had Marine snipers dressed up in their "silly" suits.'

It just seems to be a complete lack of imagination to sell them for a penny a piece for scrap. Surely there's a better and more productive use for them. Given the size of the Pentagon budgets, refitting two large carriers as 'hurricane relief vessels' and stationing one on the West coast and one on the East coast makes better use than diverting line supercarriers in such situations; or refitting them for sale/use by NASA as recovery vessels when Artemis starts flying-- as it stands now NASA will have to pay the USN for recovery services as in the Apollo days. THe lack of imagination in putting these large ships to use is another symptom that drives citizens to 'storm the castle.'

Melinda

Steph-

All written into OCare. It was to be the capture line for a VAT.

DCSCA

Covid? Operation Warp Speed aside, the limited efficacy of these vaccines is evident. Anybody remember the Swine Flu snafu in '75/'76 when quick brewed bad vaccine got out to the public and made people sick? Seems plans for ooster after booster are forever-- more frigging boosters than NASA circa 1962- which is a cash cow for Big Pharma. My argument has been 'wait for the pill.' There's a pill for everything in America-- and sure enough, they're starting to come.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

There's no pill for stupid, though I wouldn't mind trying out strychnine on a few thousand dopes as a clinical trial.

DCSCA

stef- '$600 is also the amount that triggers the need to file a 1099.'

But it's not a practical figure. Banks already monitor and track larger transactions- what-- $5000 or $10000- in size-- It's just a foolish figure to begin with.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--If ever there ever a twit there was it's Boot because, because, because, because of the idiot things he does.--

That's not only funny, it scans.

Boot illustrates the bigger problem than stupidity. He's perhaps not clinically nuts, but he is so divorced from reality he essentially sees things 180 degrees from how they actually are and arrives at conclusions and solutions commensurately distant from the actual planet he lives on.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Not to Mel's point about the VAT needs.

And God forbid someone get paid and the government not know about it. IIRC they tried to do 1099s down to a ridiculously lower figure trying to make sure they captured proceeds from garage sales.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Regardless of how they arrived at it, $600 is small enough that the SOBs will have their noses in everything.

While the $600 number is only tangentially related to taxes it does recall for me that IMO, of any other pros or cons about a national sales tax in lieu of all other taxes, the mere fact that it keeps the damned government out of our personal finances and personal business is enough to make it the least bad of all forms of the government eating out our substance.

DCSCA

'Those carriers are old and very expensive to maintain. The DoD and Congress have been shrinking our carrier fleet because it's not just carriers; it's the cruisers and destroyers and rest of the task force as well.'

It's had to accept any Pentagon analysis of maintenance when they abandon $85 billion in equipment, sell carriers for a penny as scrap; and scrap the Bonhomme Richard- a ship one guy managed to destroy by fire and the entire USN/San Diego base couldn't extinguish it; have subs and ships festooned with gadgets run into unknown submerged objects-- and each other. Confidence in competence keeps degrading.

DCSCA

Iggy- 'There's no pill for stupid...'

[ ] A Fauci-tian bargain

[ ] Old Scold Joe's new pith line

[ ] Big Pharma's newest ad.

Choose.

Narciso

another john laroquette character from stripes,

'you are the weakest link, boot' ah if evelyn waugh were alive today, (well he'd be surprised)

Narciso

that would be ceti alpha 6, (the planet he's on)

Old Lurker

Matt "and we will be sore pressed to fight a two front war"

Your wording implies we would be able to fight a one front war.

I would not be sure even of that. Otherwise we would not be invaded by 250,000 foreigners who want our stuff each and every month. Etc.

Narciso

with gilday and co, they would surrender at first blush,

Old Lurker

"$600 is small enough that the SOBs will have their noses in everything."

Actually, the danger is not that they will have their noses in everything, but that they can if they want to scare the crap out of somebody and ruin their lives for reason XYZ.

I have money and lawyers and accountants, and I fear what the IRS could do to ruin my life all the time. Imagine some poor housewife speaking out at a PTA meeting.

Narciso

what is the chinese word for ransom


https://dailycaller.com/2021/10/11/united-states-european-union-methane-emissions-climate-change-china-russia-india/

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Ruining and controlling lives is part of having their nose in everything.
It won't be there to no purpose and certainly not a benevolent one.

henry

ka ching

Old Lurker

Iggy, as soon as the Feds found they could tell a homeowner in some state that he cannot grow X in his victory garden for his private use because, like a butterfly flapping its wings, it might damage Interstate Commerce...then the government already HAS its nose in every little aspect of our lives. Using great fanfare to granting some of that express power to the most feared arm of the government, the IRS, could not be a plainer reminder.

Narciso

my fishwrap dismissed the garland grift, with an editorial cartoon,

Narciso


like those spies for the cuban govt for 30 years

https://twitter.com/FoxNews/status/1447607935257899011

henry

OL, key component of IRS fear: IRS has its own courts where you must prove innocence. I don’t know how you meet that burden when the IRS has FBI seize and maul your electronic records. (Distributed offsite backups… never in cloud). Rich people have lawyers and accountants with all that stuff.. If you are just a regular guy who has no records stored? FEMA has lovely camps in Alaska.

Narciso

the land of groot


https://whyevolutionistrue.com/2021/10/09/the-art-institute-of-chicago-fires-all-122-of-its-unpaid-and-volunteer-docents-because-they-arent-sufficiently-diverse/

henry

That sounds like a recipe for rust.

@catclifford

For renewable energy (wind, solar) to scale across the energy grid, long-duration battery tech has to get better & cheaper. Oregon-based @ESS_info, with backing from @Breakthrough & @SoftBank_Group, thinks it has a key solution made from iron, salt, water.

https://twitter.com/catclifford/status/1447646102950453251?s=21

Narciso

i don't know why they go back 30 years for an example

https://charltonteaching.blogspot.com/2021/09/what-is-meaning-of-establishment.html?m=1

Narciso

there' a mariannas trench of category error there henry, flathead, and fraud head mann 'danger will robinson'

Narciso

well its dead,


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10080173/No-Time-Die-slumps-box-office-56m-compared-35m-COVID-restrictive-UK.html

DCSCA

Narciso; "Bond is dead..."

That's sort of a line from every film. ;-)

DCSCA

'what is the chinese word for ransom?'

Retnuh.

Buy six, you get eggroll. ;-)

Narciso

yes but he's now most assuredly dead, maybe if they adapt ted bell's hawke series,

Old Lurker

Henry, AND they can freeze all your accounts in advance of the, you know, actual litigation.

DCSCA

Herschel Walker raises $3.7 million in bid to unseat Georgia’s Warnock – source, CBS News

“You know it takes teamwork; cheek to cheek…” – Hope/Crosby, “Road To Hong Kong’ 1962

DCSCA

General question: what does it say about ideologues who have had their ideology rejected by the bulk of a party, bombarded and/or misled by it for years and for free, then try to charge people $$ to read the very POV soundly rejected.

Desperation?
Sucker bait?
Stove piping?
Mastering irrelevance?

Or just following a path quilled by an old radio star:

"Treadmill To Oblivion" by Fred Allen


Narciso


the definition of pathetic

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2021/10/11/go-figure-kamala-harris-hired-child-actors-for-rebranding-effort-that-failed/

Melinda

Seth Mandel
@SethAMandel
They took the father of a girl who'd been raped at school and turned him into the public face of "domestic terrorism" because he protested school policy. School seems to admit it here, saying their records match father's claims. Just evil stuff. dailywire.com/news/loudoun-c…

https://twitter.com/SethAMandel/status/1447690322318872579

https://www.dailywire.com/news/loudoun-county-schools-tried-to-conceal-sexual-assault-against-daughter-in-bathroom-father-says

Narciso

dems promise the craziest mostly self destructive things and on balance they deliver on it, the possums get elected promising certain things and almost invariably find excuses not to do things,

You can't actually get government officials to enforce the laws on the books, actually teach kids the most basic matters, uphold the cardinal institutions, there is the joke,

Davod

AMERICA’S NEWSPAPER OF RECORD: Southwest Airlines Offering Free Flights To All Passengers Who Are Vaccinated And Can Fly A Plane.

It took me a couple of seconds to start laughing.

https://babylonbee.com/news/southwest-airlines-offering-free-flights-to-all-passengers-who-are-vaccinated-and-can-fly-a-plane

DCSCA

'You can't actually get government officials to enforce the laws on the books, actually teach kids the most basic matters, uphold the cardinal institutions, there is the joke..'

Narcisco, when 'the powers that be' -the Royalists- leave the southern border wide open for illegal entries and at the same time wall off the U.S. Capitol to inhibit access by U.S. citizens, the problem dealing with 'basic matters and cardinal institutions' isn't w/t electorate.

Both these major parties are to blame and it is long past time to hold those running them accountable.

Narciso

well they might end up with ted stryker, this is where we are now,

DCSCA

Things to come: 'Kirk to 'Enterprise'...

BEZOS: "3..."
90 year old SHATNER: "Oh..."
BEZOS: "2..."
90 year old SHATNER: "my..."
BEZOS: "1..."
90 year old SHATNER: "aching..."
BEZOS: "Zero- Liftoff!"
90 year old Shatner: "BONESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!"

Narciso

shatner has started to dissapoint, I think they brought him over from the mirror universe, he turns out to be more federation then independent thinker on a number of issues,

Narciso

of course it's isikoff so caveat lektor


https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2021/10/11/the-fourth-branch-of-u-s-government-targeted-julian-assange-for-kidnapping-or-assassination-in-2017-a-transparently-obvious-motive-being-overlooked/#more-218280

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