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November 02, 2021

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Pinandpuller

"A dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it."-~G.K. Chesterton

jim nj

https://prospect.org/world/china-reckons-with-its-gilded-age/

China Reckons With Its Gilded Age

Xi Jinping’s ‘Common Prosperity’ program is a rebuke to an economic model that prioritized growth over personal welfare.

The dynamics of Chinese real estate have much in common with America during the Gilded Age of the late 19th century.

Interesting piece.

jim nj
jim nj

I must have said something wrong!

jim nj
Dave (in MA)

That's quite a cluster of New Jerseys.

jim nj

https://tinyurl.com/34sfx774

China issues winter's first snowstorm orange alert, cold snap sweeps country

"Snow piling up in communities under COVID-19 lockdowns may not be moved outside the control zones, the local government-backed Beijing Daily reported."

Was it the "yellow snow" joke?

jim nj

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/the-voters-revolt-against-our-cultural-curators-again

The voters revolt against our cultural curators, again
Salena Zito

Dave (in MA)
    AtomicCollision@Ablonde20211· Not seen since that booster Syringe…

      Catturd ™@catturd2 ·
      #WheresGavin

      jordan williams@jordanw88907838· He's probably getting a Bird Bath or Privilege Scrub
Pinandpuller

I don’t want to spoil anything, but Astrofest ended a lot like ‘The Stand.’

henry

Great fun this weekend. Jane’s couch was quite comfortable, Stephanie is a generous hostess, and it was good to put faces to so many familiar names.

Jack Lillywhite

Wish I could have made it, Henry. But Momma and Frederick still in New York packing up to turn over to new owners and I taking care of the Beagles.

Sounds like a good meet up.

MissMarple2

I forgot to mention that I got caught up watching 3 movies in the "Left Behind" series yesterday afternoon. I had read the first book in the series back in 1995 or so when it first came out, and was curious about how the story continued.

The plot line is about what happens after The Rapture and the battle with the Antichrist and those loyal to him with those who are late believers who recognize the evil being worked on people's souls.

What struck me and really creeped me out was that it predicts a pandemic, weapons that fire from satellites in space, the attempt to control the world's food supply through restricting mobility of populations and the ownership of large tracts of land, and the marginalization of traditional religions in favor of a "one world" religion which persecutes Christians and Jews.

I found it very weird that so much that is currently happening was in the plot line. Either Tim Lahaye (the original author of the books) anticipated current events or was intent on evangelizing through the use of Hollywood.

Or we are living in the End Times. Anyway, it was a strange experience.

MissMarple2

https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2021/11/05/backlog-report-nearly-160-ships-waiting-outside-la-ports-unload-goods/

As reported by Bloomberg, nearly 160 ships waiting to offload goods outside Los Angeles-Lon Beach port complex.

MissMarple2

Governor DeSantis draws a picture of the politicization of the Covid edicts for clueless reporters. Thirty second video at the link:

DeSantis: The OSHA Rule was made under the guise of “grave danger,” yet it took two months to draft and won’t go into effect for another two months…after the holiday season.

pic.twitter.com/fpqnq7eAmA

— Election Wizard (@ElectionWiz) November 8, 2021
MissMarple2

https://theleoterrell.com/dan-crenshaw-educates-bidens-energy-secretary/

Dan Crenshaw responds to Granholm's laughing dismissal of oil prices rising.

Melinda

Countervailing point to the Port Authorities creating the "Crisis".

https://www.seatrade-maritime.com/containers/box-spot-rate-drop-continues-november

henry

Thread

@james_d_paul

To my surprise, DEI requirements appear just as likely in STEM fields as in the softer social sciences. Plus, more than two-thirds of job postings mention “diverse” or “diversity,” demonstrating how much this concept is prioritized in higher ed.

https://twitter.com/james_d_paul/status/1457683134376554502?s=21

henry

Hmmm. Sen Whitehouse behind the crisis actors of Charlotte and the campaign bus?

https://www.wsj.com/articles/virginia-dirty-trick-lincoln-project-youngkin-tiki-torch-whitehouse-dark-money-11636144990

Narciso

I wouldn't doubt it, his father was deep state, paris and laos, he prosecuted the rhode island mobster, (name escapes) which made way for whitey's takeover of the northeast,

Narciso

ywp


https://www.frontpagemag.com/point/2021/11/biden-killed-99-cent-store-and-1-buck-slice-pizza-daniel-greenfield/

Melinda

This looks like fun!

ThunderB
@Pimpernell13
Dolan stuffed words in Gubarevs mouth via Danchenko and didn’t tell him?

Chuck Ross @ChuckRossDC
Some of Chuck Dolan's emails with his former client, Alexsej Gubarev, are in Gubarev's dossier lawsuit against BuzzFeed (WaPo referenced them but didn't publish).

https://twitter.com/Pimpernell13/status/1457726091741876225

https://twitter.com/ChuckRossDC/status/1457074452471091201

Narciso

judge ungaro was richly rewarded by boies, for shutting down that lawsuit,

Melinda

Oh, goodie.

Disclose.tv
@disclosetv
JUST IN - DOJ AG Garland and FBI Director Wray to announce "a significant law enforcement matter" later today.

https://twitter.com/disclosetv/status/1457720623229190146

Marlene

Narciso...Ray Patriarca? I've listened to way too many of Howie Carr's crime stories. :)

Melinda

Europol
@Europol
Five affiliates to #Sodinokibi/#REvil were arrested during operation #GoldDust, which involved 17 countries, Europol, @Eurojust & @INTERPOL_HQ.

The arrested affiliates are suspected of 7 000 infections, asking for over €200 million in ransom.

More ➡️ ow.ly/J6Jg50GIl93

https://twitter.com/Europol/status/1457722718166687751

https://www.europol.europa.eu/newsroom/news/five-affiliates-to-sodinokibi/revil-unplugged

Narciso

that was the guy who said everyone had to be jabbed to fix the supply chain,

Narciso

yes that's the one, marlene

Narciso

greek hackers, why not,

MissMarple2

Son just told me my youngest grandson is quarantined for a week because he was exposed to someone who may have Covid, although that person hasnt gotten it yet. So now no school untl Nov 16.

He can go back on the 15 if het gets the deep nose swab.

Don think this is BS and the state is trying to scare people into getting their kids vaccinated.

He says absolutely not!

Narciso


this mukluk doesn't know when to shut his gob

https://twitter.com/seanmdav/status/1457743707470503941

Narciso


ah now it all it fits

https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1457752718429368326

why the bureau was protecting him

Old Lurker

MM, we ain't got nuthin on Singapore (where even families are not allowed outside their homes in groups greater than 2.

An entire class at my grandson's fancy-dancy American School was forced to quarantine for two weeks because a classmate, who tested negative, lived in a house with a father who also tested negative, but who worked in an office where somebody he had no contact who did test positive.

And each kid (thankfully the grade above my G'sons) was forced to quarantine in a room selected by the Covid Enforcement Officer who visited each student's home to select the most secure room, the kid was not allowed out of the room at any time, wore a monitor (linked to the state) to ensure that, and only one designated parent was allowed into the room to bring food, etc. Each kid was then tested every 24 hours and if ever it was positive, that kid would be removed from the home and placed in a government facility for a new two week period.

We told YL that they could have either our house in Potomac or the house on Nantucket if they would "f*ck" the jobs, come home for Christmas and not go back. Her three kids are 5-7 so I promised to hire a full time elementary teacher to home school them until they made full time plans.

Not a joke.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Singapore has always seemed pretty sane and sensible, even if authoritarian.
Do they not consider that the ineficientes and disruptions are of more harm than slowing down the inevitable is to their benefit?

Old Lurker

Not only do they not consider that, Ig, it has not dawned on them that much of their (heretofore) spectacular economy was driven by multi-national offices of companies that fled Hong Kong and the Chicoms.

US companies that used to offer "Singapore Rotations" to their best and brightest can't get any families to even consider coming over, and already YL has lost five sets of friends w/kids who said "screw it, we're outta here". Companies can't even get their consultants to come visit because they are forced, assuming they pass all the requirements for visiting in the first place, to quarantine in a government facility for 14 days. That is 14 days of billable hours that the client has to absorb.

And even when the CEOs (Covid Enforcement Officers) relax a given restriction, they can reimpose them in an instant, and do, without any warninh at all.

YL says it feels like living with an abusive husband who "most of the time" is normal.

Talk about killing the proverbial goose.

PS. Imagine what circuits in the brains of kids 5-7 are not allowed to form normally without all the "signals" that are hidden when everybody in school and life is masked 24x7.

clarice

good grief,OL!!

Narciso

it seems excessive, i couldn't get a longer interval


https://www.moh.gov.sg/news-highlights/details/update-on-local-covid-19-situation-(8-nov-2021)

Jack Lillywhite

OL,

I lived in Singapore in early 80’s before Indonesia. It was the period of time when they cleaned up the river and thousands of Saipan s (house boats). Under Lee it was authoritarian but clean.

As long as they have The American Club they’ll be fine😎

matt - deplore me if you must

China has also gone berserk with max lockdowns. I would hope there's an epidemiologist or two somewhere who realize that the lockdowns simply don't work.

Australia, New Zealand, China, Singapore and a dozen other countries have been pursuing the unicorn for over a year now and yet somehow that mole keeps on raising its head.

Vaccines are only partially effective and we have little idea of the true morbidity of Covid 19 even 18 months later.

Driving around LA yesterday it was somewhat amazing to see some people wearing masks while driving.

It wasn't until the 1830's that Americans began eating tomatoes despite a history of a couple of hundred years as the devil's fruit in much of Europe. The acidity leached lead out of plateware until they figured it out. So for nigh on 400 years a food that was consumed as a part of the Mesoamerican diet was not internationalized until some Neapolitan invented the pizza.

And there's your science for ya.

The dude wins the Nobel for the discovery of Ivermectin and various other remedies are shot down brutally without sufficient knowledge bases and they wonder why people are skeptical of the whole damn thing.

Narciso

yep


https://twitter.com/Kevin_McKernan/status/1457573477494542339

Neo

That’s it.
We’re done here.
https://mobile.twitter.com/damonimani/status/1457777471433031686

Jack Lillywhite

Like Branca said: Why are we here? TV ratings?

Rittenhouse saved by the guy he shot!

Neo

Over 80% of Deer in Study Test Positive for COVID – They May Be a Reservoir for the Virus To Continually Circulate
https://scitechdaily.com/over-80-of-deer-in-study-test-positive-for-covid-they-may-be-a-reservoir-for-the-virus-to-continually-circulate/

Narciso

hmm

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-10178267/Emily-Ratajkowski-admits-exploiting-using-body-fame-success.html

henry

What did the DOJ goon squad announce?

jimmyk

Over 80% of Deer in Study Test Positive for COVID – They May Be a Reservoir for the Virus To Continually Circulate

Time to extend deer hunting season? Nah, more fun to keep humans locked down.

Narciso


indeed

https://twitter.com/laurenboebert/status/1457710060822540289

Narciso

cortez dumb bulb, got on this bandwagon

https://twitter.com/seanmdav/status/1457781588511494146

Melinda

Techno Fog
@Techno_Fog
More serious issues w/ the OSHA COVID-19 vaccine mandate -

OSHA can "examine and copy each employee's COVID-19 vaccine documentation"

OSHA says it does not need "employee permission" to access "employee medical records"

This mandate covers 84 million+ Americans...

https://twitter.com/Techno_Fog/status/1457785161878147089

Link includes the screenshots, lest they be removed from view too quickly, like other things by Zhou.

DCSCA

MissMarple2- Yes, He's carrying a lot of Beau baggage.

As if he's the only person who has lost a love one.

It's not only creepy, it's a psychological issue; and certainly disturbing in a POTUS. as he's literally the most powerful person on Earth.

Narciso


this is what they are going with:

https://www.ksby.com/news/california-news/family-issues-keep-californias-newsom-out-of-public-sight

Narciso

yes indeed, can they


https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2021/11/07/stop-looking-at-danchenko-start-looking-at-andrew-weissmann-and-robert-mueller/

Narciso

so who is this weasel representing?


https://www.stripes.com/theaters/asia_pacific/2021-11-08/us-ex-diplomat-bill-richardson-defends-myanmar-trip-3540599.html

clarice

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2021/11/08/john_durham_is_getting_close_to_the_jugular_146702.html

Narciso

it's like the hunger games is a how to manual

Narciso


go back to your ministry of silly walks

https://twitter.com/johncardillo/status/1457803371725746177

Jim Eagle

Clarice,

The Trump-Russia hoax is making Watergate a minor footnote in political history. There will be bigger shoes to drop and I wouldn't be surprised one of the pair belongs to HRC.

Davod

Was the deer study funded by PETA?

Narciso


sanity has left the building

https://twitter.com/marcthiessen/status/1457777616669138949

Dave [in MA]
Dave [in MA]

JiB, I'd be surprised if any big shoes drop whatsoever, never mind the ones belonging to the Chappaqua Chardonnay Chugger. As the Red Eye Radio guys say all the time, we're doomed.

Narciso

how come the colony pipeline hackers haven't been named?

Pinandpuller

Next on Law and Order SVU: ‘Portnoy’s Complainant’

Pinandpuller

If you aren’t locked away for forty days, you aren’t being quarantined.

If you want to be pedantic.

matt - deplore me if you must

So deer carry covid? Were they socially distancing? masking up? You'll never get Donner and Blitzen to harness up now.

As to Gavin Newsom I think he's probably recovering from plastic surgery.

OSHA, meet HIPAA. Talk about a cause of action to sue OSHA for every person affected.

Narciso

well they could go rabid, like that del toro film, what planet are we on again?

Narciso


oh never mind then:

https://twitter.com/julie_kelly2/status/1457763321747329030

Narciso

deep state games south of the border:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/mexico-bribery-case-ricardo-anaya-lopez-obrador-odebrecht-lozoya-11636307232?mod=hp_featst_pos3

henry

@joshgerstein

BREAKING: DC fed judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly declines to block Biden’s #COIVD19 mandate for federal government employees and military servicemembers (Marines in this instance). Doc: bit.ly/2Yr2bF2

https://twitter.com/joshgerstein/status/1457820849931706368?s=21

clarice

Narciso, how much more of this idiocy are sane people supposed to enfure?

clarice

enDure.

MissMarple2

More insanity:

A lady from San Diego called in to John Fredericks about an hour ago claiming that within that bill passed Friday were provisions to make pet food eventually illegal as well as that of race horses.

I have not verified this, but given how awful these people are, nothing would surprise me.

Davod

MM2 Whatever happened to crowdsourcing fact-checking of big bills?

Dave (in MA)

Where's my avatar at 3:55 and 3:57?

Dave (in MA)

I guess I was signed on thru Zuckerberg instead of Nose Ring Goebbels.

clarice

https://pjmedia.com/vodkapundit/2021/11/08/nice-infrastructure-bill-you-have-there-joe-too-bad-it-might-have-destroyed-your-presidency-n1530729

clarice

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/11/08/watch-prosecution-appears-to-fall-apart-as-rittenhouse-victim-admits-he-pulled-gun-first/

Narciso

we're in a bad david zucker skit, does anyone here speak jive,

Narciso

see here:


https://twitter.com/KatiePavlich/status/1457823523750154243

Melinda

Ohio ‘Republicans’ Move Forward in the Redistricting Efforts That Will Result in Trump Supporting Rep. Jim Jordan Being Removed from Office

Republicans move forward in their efforts to reset districts in Ohio that will lead to Representative Jim Jordan being removed from office.

We reported previously that the state of Ohio, led by ‘Republicans’, is in the process of resetting districts that they hope will remove Representative Jim Jordan from office.

Now it looks like this is coming true. FOX News writes:

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/11/ohio-republicans-move-forward-redistricting-efforts-will-result-trump-supporting-rep-jim-jordan-removed-office/

Narciso

they farked over allen west in a similar way,

Narciso

I would say braindead,


https://melaniephillips.substack.com/p/the-unconscious-historical-experience

Dave (in MA)

Kind of a poorly-worded headline:

    Redistricting Efforts That Will Result in Trump Supporting Rep. Jim Jordan Being Removed from Office

Should read "Trump-Supporting".

Narciso

cotellar kelly shows brief signs of free thinking but it passes,

Narciso

meanwhile shambling man is considering closing the midwest pipeline


https://twitter.com/KellyO/status/1457839792008351753

Narciso


didn't you learn anything from your tweet memory holing

https://twitter.com/FoxNews/status/1457664196804366339

Narciso


tell me again, how trump is a dictator

https://twitter.com/aginnt/status/1457844640812466185

Davod

Tomorrow is National Fried Chicken Sandwich day.

Yippee!

Narciso

this is what they call real news,

https://twitter.com/i/events/1457828363607973899

Narciso

silly question


https://thefederalist.com/2021/11/08/why-does-michigan-still-have-25000-dead-people-on-its-voter-rolls/

Pinandpuller

Tyler Perry’s: Oval Office is filmed before a live studio audience on the Joe Biden soundstage.

Pinandpuller

So if China sinks the USS Harvey Milk will they get charged with a hate crime?

Pinandpuller

Rittenhouse might get railroaded by cops who always insist you can’t shoot a gun out of someone’s hand.

Melinda

Hunh, missed this in MFM. Almost as if it would be something they'd be cheering about, just for the Elliot Carver cool coverage.

https://wjla.com/news/nation-world/watch-intelligence-bulletin-reveals-plot-against-pennsylvania-electrical-grid

BeastsEngland

Howdy, peeps!! 😎

Narciso

hey beasts how have you been

MissMarple2

Hi, Beasts!

BeastsEngland

Life is really good, narciso. Hey, Miss Marple!

Accidentally heard the Virginia election news and decided to read a few blogs to test the waters. Doubtful I’ll ever return to regular commenting, but it’s nice to see the old monikers and laser-guided snark again…

xoxox,
Beasts

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Criminy,
The properly hated Veep declares trees are racist and Howdy vampin Doody tells us our highways are too. I hope we survive these cretins.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Hey Beasts,
How's the Italian Stallion?

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