GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Why should we have a “Post Office” at all?

https://www.cato.org/blog/postal-banking-loophole

NOVEMBER 30, 2021 9:29AM
The Postal Banking Loophole
By Nicholas Anthony

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The Postal Service’s pilot postal banking program is struggling to win customers. Yet, USPS officials “expect to expand the pilot into a fuller study with more locations and financial products” after the new year. This announcement has members in both the Senate and House of Representatives questioning the Postal Service’s authority to launch the program in the first place.

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It just subsidized junk mail, Amazon, and UPS.

Don’t tell me that the politicians and bureaucrats are worried about the poor people who are unbanked and forced to use “check cashing” places at exorbitant costs.  WalMart offered to solve that problem for the US by offering banking series at every WalMart store. 

Seriously, let’s just outsource USPS to WalMart and save a lot of money.

Look at all the real estate that could be sold to entrepreneurs for better uses. 

Argh!

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POLITICAL: Hopefully the USA doesn’t succumb to Davos

https://tomluongo.me/2021/11/30/germany-falls-completely-to-davos/

Germany Falls Completely to Davos
Date: November 30, 2021 Author: Tom Luongo

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If anyone was under any illusions that Germany wasn’t completely under the control of the Davos Crowd then I think this article from Politico should burn that perception into your retinas.

The article details what’s in the new German government’s agreement between the parties. It lays out the goals of the coalition as well as the roadmap for its policy priorities.

In short, this is literally a laundry list of everything Davos has been demanding and it ensures the complete neutering or submission of the FDP’s Christian Lindner to the Davos agenda.

I’m not going to go through them all point by point, the Politico article does that well enough.

What’s important here is that in light of the media release of OmicronVID-9/11 that the new German government is keen on serving its Davos masters agenda fully. Even though OmicronVID-9/11 looks to be the mildest and least interesting strain of COVID-9/11 that isn’t deterring European governments from announcing enforced vaccination programs, including from Germany’s new, fragile coalition.

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Sorry to say but the global Davos crowd are no friends of Liberty.

The USA seems to be adopting the the worst of the agenda.  As if there was any good parts of it.

Remember good old George and “entangling allowances”!

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HEALTH: A doctor gets paid if you live or die

Greenberg

(This meme appeared coincidentally!)

https://overcast.fm/+Ixb7r0w-8/05:39

A doctor a day keeps the apples away
Doctor Michael Greger

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How little “modern medicine” has to benefit us?

Making people live longer is basically non-existant.

Prevention is worth a tom of cure.

Doctors being named the leading killer.

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I don’t often cite podcasts in my blog.

It’s too hard to get a transcript and no one likes to listen?

But if you just spend five minutes listening to this segment, then I guaranty it will change how you think about doctors and medicine.

After my sainted wife’s experience with the “medical industry”, I have rate doctors as above used car salesmen, but below most auto mechanics.  The salesmen know they are lying but you do too. And most auto mechanics can fix a problem on the first shot.

Argh!

Listen to this segment and give me your comments.

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Vax mandate extended to NYC religious, private school staffers

Under Thursday’s announcement, employees at all private and religious education schools — including yeshivas and Catholic schools — must provide proof of a first vaccination dose by Dec. 20.
— Read on nypost.com/2021/12/02/vax-mandate-extended-to-nyc-religious-private-school-staffers/

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Guess Comrade Bill hasn’t heard of the First Amendment as is currently understood by the Supremes?

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GOVERNACIDE: Anti-police Seattle kills family man with its inept

https://nypost.com/2021/11/23/how-seattles-anti-police-policies-led-to-an-innocent-fathers-death/

Anti-police Seattle led to an innocent father’s death – as his son looked on
By Michael Shellenberger
November 23, 2021 6:20pm

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At 1:24pm on Nov. 2, 13-year-old Drew Yurek called 911 to report an emergency: his father Will didn’t feel well and needed help. Medics arrived six minutes later, but were told by dispatch to wait for the police before entering; there was a cautionary note that flagged the occupant of the address as being hostile to first responders. But the note was outdated, and referred to a previous tenant.

Because of a shortage of police officers first reported by Seattle journalist Jason Rantz, the medics were left to wait outside the house until cops could arrive.

At 1:37pm, Drew called 911 again, desperate. He needed help. Medics waited two more minutes before deciding to ignore the order and enter the building. They found Will and started to perform CPR and apply a defibrillator. But by then it was too late. Despite their best efforts, Will, 45 and a father of four, died of a heart attack as Drew looked on.

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While we can’t say for sure that Will Yurek would have survived, we can say for sure that the Gooferment’s outdated note was a proximate cause in his death.  It eliminate a chance he could have lived.

I’m sure that no one — politicians or bureaucrats — suffered any repercussions.

Argh!

Remember the Gooferment is immoral, ineffective, and inefficient. As well as untrustworthy.

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HEALTH: Covid’s origin is a very dangerous mystery

https://www.rationaloptimist.com/blog/it-s-dangerous-that-covids-origin-is-a-mystery/

IT’S A DANGER TO THE WORLD THAT THE PRECISE ORIGIN OF COVID-19 REMAINS A MYSTERY
It’s dangerous that Covid’s origin is a mystery
Published on: Sunday, 21 November, 2021

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Until we can rule out a laboratory origin for Covid, we must act as if it may have happened

My article for the Telegraph:

It is almost exactly two years since the pandemic began. According to an official document seen by the South China Morning Post, the first retrospectively diagnosed case of Covid in Wuhan was on November 17 2019, while genetic analysis points to a similar date, November 18. (The so-called “patient zero” discussed in the media this week has been known about for months and is very unlikely to be the first case even according to the World Health Organisation.)

In the case of Sars, 19 years ago, and Mers, nine years ago, the first known cases were followed within a couple of months by unambiguous clues as to how the virus jumped from an animal source into people. Both viruses live naturally in bats, which had somehow infected intermediate animal hosts such as palm civets and camels before transmitting into people.

Yet in the case of Sars-CoV-2, despite the fact that genetic testing technologies have advanced by leaps and bounds, we have no clear pattern of early cases stemming from an animal source. Dr Michael Worobey’s analysis this week pointing to a patient with symptom onset on December 11 who was a seafood vendor in the market is consistent with the Chinese authorities’ conclusion in May 2020 that the market was the site of a superspreader event, not the source. The positive samples from surfaces in the market show no correlation with the sale of wildlife products.

Meanwhile, there are still no cases of an original animal host found to be carrying this virus.

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It would seem to be very important to identify everything related to this virus so we know how to prevent it in the future.

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SECESSION: Time to enforce “truth in labeling” of Catholic Universities

On Nov 26, 2021 at 11:48:07 AM, Luddite wrote:

Catholic University Features Paintings of George Floyd as Jesus Christ

Catholic University – change name?

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IMHO most, if not all, sadly including my alma mater, have left the straight and narrow a long long time ago.  

Guess they should change their name if for no other reason than truth in labeling.

One has to fault the Catholic Church hierarchy for not discipling those who mislabel themselves as “catholic”.  

Maybe, just maybe, I am old and cynical, but I can understand the French Revolution where the Jacobites killed royalty, celebrities, bishops, priests, bankers, and scientists as an “unproductive strata of society”.  

Unfortunately, instead of removing statues, we should be removing: politicians and bureaucrats, what Michael Malice calls the “cathedral”  (i.e., liberal schools), and the corporate press.  

I see a bloody future in the next civil war UNLESS everyone is allowed to go their own way peacefully.  The Pepuls Republik of Kaliforkneeah should be removed from “These United States of America” just as the South was kicked out of the Union.

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: The cops are not “your friend trying to help you” EVER!

https://www.quora.com/qemail/tc?al_imp=eyJ0eXBlIjogMzMsICJoYXNoIjogIjE0MjA1Mzc4OTYzNDI2MzA4N3wxfDF8MjA1ODkxNDA3In0%3D&al_pri=1&aoid=YDvUJJtYrrZ&aoty=2&aty=4&cp=1&et=2&id=0c4fe7d0fc0f4e71ab358fb38479fad0&q_aid=4Cn5TnhpOvQ&uid=jMoBAQSXA7P

The cops came to my door today. They said my ex has accused me of forging his name to checks. They want me to write a statement telling my side of the story. Do I have to do this or should I do this?
Jim Christmas, Sentenced to four years in prison for another man’s crime • Answered March 28, 2020

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If you’re NOT guilty, don’t you dare say a damn thing to the cops.

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If you’re guilty, don’t you dare say a damn thing to the cops.

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Louis E. Walker
 · October 21
 
DON’T TALK TO THE COPS. Tell them you won’t answer questions until you have advice of counsel—period. Be courteous about it, but unless they’re there to place you under arrest, ask them to leave. Tell them you’ll be in contact to arrange a formal interview once you have availed yourself of counsel and then listen to your lawyer. If at any time the interview turns into an interrogation and the police get aggressive, ask if you’re under arrest. If the answer is “no”, get up and leave. And whatever you do, don’t consent to a polygraph—they’re highly dependent on the skill or lack thereof of the polygrapher as well as several other variables, they’re more “stress detectors” than “lie detectors” and there’s a reason they aren’t admissible in court. A negative result may not get the cops to leave you alone, and a false positive will make your life a living hell. Be aware of your Fifth Amendment rights and use them.

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In my younger days, I would have talked to any police officer. 

Now, not so much.

I want an attorney to do my talking. 

Especially if the FBI is involved.  Their strategy of two agents, with one to talk and the other to take notes that they transcribe, is a disaster for both the guilty and the innocent.  And “lying to an FBI agent” is in itself a crime.  So why would you EVER want to talk to them.  

(I remember reading that a prominent defense lawyer agree that his Client could be interviewed but the interview had to have a video recording, an audio recording, and court stenographer present.  Their response was “that’s not their policy” and the interview never took place.  Any guess why it is not their “policy”?)

Argh!

So STFU!

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HEALTH: WHO changes the definition of a “pandemic”

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2021/11/24/who-institution-of-corruption.aspx?ui=f9839516412491bb1e06c9e47058c6fb81b9b9b6acedf03e65e93dfdb263c1b9&sd=20210317&cid_source=dnl&cid_medium=email&cid_content=art1HL&cid=20211124_HL2&mid=DM1050593&rid=1331636213

The WHO Is an Institution of Corruption
Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola — November 24, 2021

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STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • Fundamental corruption at the World Health Organization (WHO) contributed to manufacturing a “test pandemic”
  • Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg, former head of health at the Council of Europe, explains that a pandemic used to be associated with widespread severe illness and death, but by changing the definition, removing the severity and high mortality criteria, WHO can now make a pandemic whenever it wants
  • COVID-19 was a “test” pandemic, not a virus pandemic, because PCR tests may give a positive result when it detects fragments of coronaviruses that have been around for 20 years, a fragment of virus too small to make you ill or a fragment of COVID-19 that was there weeks ago
  • The mass COVID-19 shot campaign is riddled with conflicts of interest at a fundamental level, and these conflicts are putting people’s lives at risk by putting vaccine production ahead of disease prevention
  • As Wodarg noted, if you want to earn money producing vaccines, you need new markets in which to use them, and new diseases so you can sell your vaccine

Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg, an internal medicine doctor and former head of health at the Council of Europe, spoke with Planet Lockdown on the fundamental corruption at the World Health Organization and how it contributed to manufacturing a “test pandemic.”1

The seeds were sown more than a decade ago during the 2009 H1N1 (swine flu) pandemic. In 2010, Wodarg accused pharmaceutical companies of influencing WHO’s pandemic declaration, calling swine flu a “false pandemic” that was driven by Big Pharma, which cashed in on the health scare.2

According to Wodarg, the swine flu pandemic was “one of the greatest medicine scandals of the century.”3 As noted by Planet Lockdown, Wodarg, then a member of the German Parliament, “knew something wasn’t right when 800 cases in Mexico was declared a pandemic”:4

“He dug into the issue and discovered a hornet’s nest of lies and corruption inside the WHO. He floored a bill called Fake Pandemic and did much to deflate that fake scare at the time, to the consternation of the corrupt functionaries of these institutions.”

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First problem I have with the whole Covid narrative is “cases”.  The PCR test wasn’t intended of this purpose.  And, by dialing up the number of “cycles”, everyone is positive.

Why do “We, The Sheeple” put up with unelected politicians and bureaucrats changing definiti

Argh!

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SURVIVAL: 12-year-old Uses Boy Scout Know-How

https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/12-year-old-rescues-lost-couple-and-injured-dog-on-a-hike-in-waimanu-trail/?utm_campaign=newsletters&utm_medium=weekly_mailout&utm_source=24-11-2021

12-year-old Uses Boy Scout Know-How to Rescue Lost Couple and Injured Dog on a Hike
By Andy Corbley – Nov 19, 2021

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First, he suggested they build a stretcher by using two lengths of wood and stringing their t-shirts across it—a technique David had learned from his eagle scout older brother.

“It was his idea to make the stretcher,” said Christine. “We didn’t think it would work because we didn’t think the dog would get onto the stretcher. Smokey was just happy to, and we just carried him out.”

Someone (presumably David) knew the way back to the parking lot as well, and so they all worked together, sometimes in twos, sometimes in fours, to get Smokey to safety, who despite his injuries occasionally hopped off to give some relief to the exhausted hikers.

David would later take the opportunity to tell KHON2 News when you’re off on a hike, a good way to be prepared is to imagine what could go wrong, and plan for that.

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How can anyone let themself get “lost” without a compass, a map, and the knowledge to use them?

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PRODUCTIVITY: Have the doctor “rat out” the old driver

https://www.state.nj.us/mvc/drivertopics/reportconcern.htm

Reporting A Concern 

Serious concerns about an individual’s driving skills can be reported to the MVC’s Medical Review Unit using the process described below. The Medical Review Unit screens and establishes cases based on referrals from medical professionals, police, courts, social workers and family members. Physicians are required by law to notify the MVC if patient suffers from a recurrent seizure, recurrent periods of unconsciousness or for impairment or loss of motor coordination due to conditions such as, but not limited to, epilepsy. (NJSA 39:3-10.4).

Anonymous reports cannot be accepted.

The American Medical Association (AMA) 1999 ethical guidelines states that all physicians are ethically responsible for notifying their state motor vehicle department if they believe a patient may not be able to drive safely.

In order to report a concern:

Write a letter detailing the motorist’s medical condition and as much of the following information as possible: name and address, driver license number and date of birth. Include your full name and address, your relationship to the driver and your observations regarding the person’s driving safety.

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Having ruined a family relationship by “taking away the keys”, when the situation arose gain, I recommended making the person’s doctor the villain in this particular morality play.

So what if you have spend a few extra eons in Purgatory for a “little white lie”, it’s better than an eternity in Hell for your part in maimin or killing someone.

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Social Security is the biggest Ponzi scheme ever!

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I usually joke that I have to live to 132 to steal all my soccer contributions back.

Now I’m not even sure that will be enough.

How did “We, The Sheeple” ever let the FDR and his socialists pull off the greatest theft in human history?

Now, how do we unwind it?

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INTERESTING: Mama dolphin smack the leader of a human diving group?

https://www.futilitycloset.com/2021/11/23/lodging-a-complaint/

Among the most compelling anecdotes suggesting that dolphins have concepts of ‘wrong’ behavior is Thomas White’s description of how a human snorkeler observing Atlantic spotted dolphins off the Bahamas went outside the bounds of the norms of behavior expected by the dolphins of human observers at that site. The swimmer approached a calf engaged in learning to fish with its mother, a no-no in the rules of engagement between swimmers and these dolphins built up over years. When this happened, the mother then swam not to the hapless trespasser but to the leader of the group of swimmers, whom she could identify, and tail-slapped, her displeasure apparently directed at the leader who had not controlled the behavior of those being led.

— Hal Whitehead and Luke Rendell, The Cultural Lives of Whales and Dolphins, 2015

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Fascinating!

Speechless.

Nearly human?  Maybe better than human.  The was some humans act in traffic, for sure.

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SAFETY: Get your exercise and walk around the care and install a dash cam

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10230701/Shocking-footage-captures-moment-vehicle-blows-red-light-hits-pedestrian.html

​Maybe all the cars should come with dash cams; not backup cameras.

(Weren’t / aren’t drivers taught to walk around the car  before starting?  I still do.  Never found anything, but hate it if I didn’t and destroyed anything.)

What else are people being taught?

  • Stop at the red lights!
  • Open driver’s door with you right hand.
  • Lock the car and take the keys.

Argh!

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GOVERNACIDE: Time for the FBI to be “defunded”

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10233133/Stoneman-High-School-massacre-families-127-5MILLION-payout.html

  • DOJ to pay $130M to Parkland massacre families after FBI failed to investigate tip off that student Nikolas Cruz was planning a mass school shooting
  • Family of 16 of the 17 killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland have reached a monetary settlement with the government
  • Settlement comes over the FBI’s failure to stop the gunman even though it had received information he intended to attack
  • Attorneys said the settlement’s details are confidential, but a person familiar with the deal said the government will pay the families $127.5 million overall

By ASSOCIATED PRESS and HANNAH PARRY FOR DAILYMAIL.COM 
PUBLISHED: 01:55 EST, 23 November 2021 | UPDATED: 04:23 EST, 23 November 2021

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The families of most of those killed and wounded in the 2018 Florida high school massacre announced Monday have reached a multi-million dollar settlement with the federal government over the FBI’s failure to stop the gunman even though it had received information he intended to attack.

Attorneys for 16 of the 17 killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland and some of those wounded said they have reached a monetary settlement with the government over the FBI’s failure to investigate a tip it received about a month before the massacre. 

The 17th family chose not to sue.

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I don’t understand Family #17’s decision.  That would be a good follow up story.

OK, what heads rolled at the FBI.

We’ve seen all the instigation and entrapment stories.  Now it’s time for “We, The Sheeple” to lower the boom on the FBI as an organization.

Perhaps in needs to be reformulated into strictly a technical assistance to the appropriate agencies of the State’s.

Perhaps the Secret Service can take over it’s duties as “law enforcement”.

Argh!

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GOVERNACIDE: Testing killed people

https://nypost.com/2021/11/20/biggest-us-nuclear-bomb-test-destroyed-an-island-and-lives/

Biggest US nuclear bomb test destroyed an island—and this man’s life
ByEric Spitznagel
November 20, 2021

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Just before dawn on March 1, 1954, John Anjain was enjoying coffee on the beach in the South Pacific when he heard a thunderous blast, and saw something in the sky that he said “looked like a second sun was rising in the west.”

Later that day, “something began falling upon our island,” said Anjain, who at the time was 32 and chief magistrate of the Rongelap atoll, part of the Marshall Islands. “It looked like ash from a fire. It fell on me, it fell on my wife, it fell on our infant son.”

It wasn’t a paranormal experience. Anjain and his five young sons, along with the 82 other inhabitants of Rongelap, were collateral damage from a “deadly radioactive fallout from a hydrogen bomb test… detonated by American scientists and military personnel,” writes Walter Pincus in his new book, “Blown to Hell: America’s Deadly Betrayal of the Marshall Islanders” (Diversion Books), out now.

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I’m speechless.

It just goes to show you that Gooferment is immoral, ineffective, and inefficient. As well as untrustworthy.

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INSPIRATIONAL: Missed shots and accepting criticism

https://www.positivityblog.com/keep-your-head-up-quotes/?utm_source=pocket_mylist

83 Keep Your Head Up Quotes (+ My 3 Favorite Tips for Tough Times)
By Henrik Edberg Updated October 29, 2021 

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Sometimes life is simply tough. And it is hard to stay motivated and to keep a positive mindset.

So in the first part of today’s post I’d like to share 83 of the most powerful quotes that will help you to keep your head up, reload your motivation and to keep going even through difficult days.

And in the second part I’m going to share 3 of my favorite tips that have helped me many times through dark or uncertain times.

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“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” — Michael Jordan

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2. Learn from criticism but remember that all criticism you get is not about you.

When you get criticized, don’t just dismiss it. Instead, first ask yourself questions like:

  • Can I learn something from this piece of criticism?
  • Is there perhaps actually something here that I may not want to hear but that could help me to improve?
  • Remain clear-headed, open and take a couple of minutes to figure out if there is something here that can help you.

But also keep in mind that all criticism you get will not be helpful. And some of what people may tell you are simply attacks.

What can you do then?

Well, what works for me is to kindly remind myself that criticism isn’t always about me.

Because in real life people will have a bad day or month. Some will – at least at this point in time – hate some part of their life or not be well.

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Anyone who knows me, knows that from Halloween to Saint Patrick’s Day is my “blue period”.  Too many reminders of sad date, “celebrations”, and past mistakes.

I learned from my sainted Mother to forgive myself of all my sins of omission and commission after a year.  On her deathbed after 6 decades, she still was regretting who she picked as my father.  Little did she know that she had caused me to formulate a heuristic (a big word for “rule of thumb” or approximation), “Less than a year, it’s a mistake; more than a tear, it’s a lesson”.  Still in all it’s hard for me to believe that I was that stupid, made that many mistakes, and | or missed so many opportunities.

Well here’s a good quote and a great tactic.  Maybe you can teach old dog’s new tricks.

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MONEY: The US dollar that is the fraud

>>>> I really wish I understood the crypto world better. It seems like such a scam.

There are numerous good videos on crypto, bitcoin, etherium, and other “distributed blockchain ledgers”.  Some sites will even give you coins to watch their tutorials.

Essentially a bitcoin is nothing more than having a number that is the product of two large prime numbers.   For example, 77 is the product of 7 and 11.  You prove that “77” is yours because you have a public key of 7 and a private key of 11.  This “ownership” is written in a “distributed ledger” in lots of places.  That’s all you really need to understand.  

The “mining” that everyone talks about is people finding these pairs and writing the public key found and their private key to the distributed ledger.  Then, transfers are done by someone combining that public key to your wallet’s public key using their private key and writing it to the ledger.  Copies of the ledger are then created by all the other ledgers who repeat that calculation and confirm it. 

Sounds complicated but it really isn’t.

What makes these “coins” of great interest is that, in the case of bitcoin and bitcoin/cash, there is a limited supply that can not be inflated by anyone.  Including the Gooferment.  As such, it becomes “maney”, similar to gold and silver.  Especially as it gets wide spread adoption, it will become that store of value that every one seeks who realizes that the fiat Federal Reserve Note is essentially being made worthless by the Gooferment inflating the number of “dollars” in circulation.   

Just like the Romans devalued the denarius (silver) coin and the French the (gold) franc, so to the USA is devaluing the dollar to give politicians the money to spend on our version of “bread and circuses”.

Like all empires, the USA will financially collapse … … sooner or later.

BITCOIN might emerge as the money of the future.  

I probably won’t be around to see it, but I believe it WILL happen.  

If you’re looking for a scam, it’s the US dollar that is the fraud.

Sadly.  Sigh!

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Rent control — yet another lesson in socialist ekkynomics

https://fee.org/articles/st-paul-just-implemented-the-nation-s-strictest-rent-control-law-it-s-already-backfiring-tremendously/

St. Paul Just Implemented the Nation’s Strictest Rent Control Law. It’s Already Backfiring Tremendously
It’s one of the strictest rent control measures in the US—if not the world.
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Brad Polumbo

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Swedish economist once remarked that rent control “appears to be the most efficient technique presently known to destroy a city—except for bombing.” Unfortunately, we may soon see the destructive consequences of laws limiting rent increases running rampant in St. Paul, Minnesota.  

The city just approved a rent control measure that will limit landlords’ ability to increase rents on its 65,000+ rental properties. They will not be able to increase prices by more than 3 percent each year under the new law. Controversially, the initiative does not account for inflation and applies to new construction, not just existing properties. This makes the St. Paul rent control measure one of the strictest in the US—if not the world.

Opponents of the measure made all the usual critiques. They pointed out, for example, that a supermajority of economists, 81 percent per one survey, oppose rent control because of its long-run consequences. Yes, some renters save money in the short term by enjoying artificially low rents. But the restricted prices limit future construction and housing supply which ultimately leads to a housing shortage and less affordable housing in the long run.

In St. Paul, these consequences are already starting to materialize.

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Economics is call the “dismal science” because it forces us to acknowledge that resources are scarce and limited.  Everything is a trade-off.  You can have X or Y but not both.  And no matter what a politician promises, they can’t make more of X or Y.  If anything, they make less of both X and Y.  Someone has to pay them for their “sage” “leadership”.

So now Saint Paul will have less housing in the future.  And, what do you think that does to the cost of existing housing?  If you said the price goes up, you get a gold star.  And if the price is not alloweded to rise because of politicians, then what happens?  Quality goes down.  A black market emerges.  There’s a shortage of available housing for people who really need it. 

And, the people blame the “free market” and not the politicians who cause the problem.

It’s time to call them to account.

Too bad that cities are destroyed by “rent control”.

But that’s the cost of the lack of any education in economics.

Life is tough; it’s tougher when humans are stupid!

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RANT: Does Gavin Newsom have Bells Palsy?

https://www.theburningplatform.com/2021/11/17/gavin-newsom-is-lying-about-his-vaccine-injury-and-heres-how-i-will-prove-it-to-you/

Gavin Newsom is lying about his vaccine injury and here’s how I will prove it to you
Guest Post by Steve Kirsch

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He’s a hypocrite. Not only did he lie about his vaccine injury, but his kids aren’t vaccinated either. He wants YOUR kids to be vaccinated, but he won’t vaccinate his kids. Here’s why…

Recently, I wrote a very popular article recently about Gavin Newsom being vaccine injured. It got over 250K views, my most popular article so far.

As expected, Newsom denied it:

Naturally, PolitiFact, FactCheck.org, and Newsweek immediately “fact checked” my article and deemed it to be false. Of course, none of them could explain why Newsom was a no-show at the UN Climate summit via Zoom. Not even for 5 minutes via Zoom!?! Makes you wonder, doesn’t it? Not a very thorough fact check. And none of the organizations analyzed the before and after Newsom videos either by asking a prominent neurologist for their opinion. I guess it is hard to find competent help in the fact checking department nowadays.

Well, I just got confirmation I was right

Not only was Newsom himself vaccine injured and deliberately covered it up, but I found out that his kids aren’t vaccinated either. Want to know why? Because his wife is smart: she knows that vaccines are dangerous. She doesn’t want their kids to be vaccine injured. And she’s right! Good for her. Bravo!

But Gavin’s stance is horrible. He’s not just offering his advice on how you should care for your kids. The governor is dictating medical treatment for your kids based on what he believes. He’s forcing his opinion on your kids. But for his own kids? No way are they going to get vaccinated.

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Sorry, but politicians and bureaucrats lie, cheat, and steal.

Two sets of rules — one for me and another for thee.

If the people of the Pepuls Republik of Kaliforkneeah accept this behavior then they deserve everything they get.

The only answer is secession.  Let everyone go their own way in peace.  The Federal Gooferment with its one size fits all policies just encourages bad behavior.

A plague on all their houses.  Why should we allow them such power to “LORD” over us little people.

As far as Newsome is concerned, “I wouldn’t believe you, if your tongue came notarized.” … attributed to Judge Marilyn Milian, but may have an earlier history.

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TECHNOLOGY: APPLE and GOOGLE with suck at tagging photos

I like to phot everything that passes through my hands.  ID cards, letters, people, etc. etc.

From time to time I need to find the “needle in a haystack”.  Unfortunately, I can’t “tag” photos to indicate what they are and why they’d be important.

Argh!

I have to create “albums” and “folders” and what not that some developer thinks is “kool”.

Argh!

Why not tags like Twitter and Facebook?  Why reinvent the wheel?  Like labels in Gmail but not in photos.

Argh!

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RANT: This was a crime!

https://nypost.com/2021/11/10/basketball-cheap-shot-leaves-teen-girl-concussed/

Teen girl concussed after brutal basketball attack
By Ryan Glasspiegel
November 10, 2021 6:02pm  Updated

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A disturbing cheap shot during a California basketball game left a teen girl concussed and her mother “in shock.”

At an event in Southern California, 15-year-old Lauryn Ham was sucker-punched by one of her opponents. According to her mother, she’s still recovering from the brutal punch over the weekend.

“Of course I was in total shock,” the victim’s mother, Alice Ham, told ABC7. “Just couldn’t believe that could happen to my child.”

Ham said her daughter was disoriented when she came home after the game.

“The person in question went down the court and shot a 3-pointer, landed, fell backwards into my daughter,” Ham said. “As they got up and turned and were walking back down to the other side of the court, her mom says to her, ‘You need to hit her for that.’ And the child in question sucker-punched my daughter.”

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It was a vicious assault.

I agree with the victim’s Mom it was criminal.

At the very least, there should be public outrage.

What are we as a society coming to?

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FOLLOW UP:

https://nypost.com/2021/11/12/ex-nbaer-corey-benjamin-apologizes-for-daughters-sucker-punch/

[JR: New mother told her to hit the girl? Sounds like the mom needs to go to jail too.  What are they teaching children these days?]

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TECHNOLOGY: Shouldn’t we have universal distress alarms

https://www.cnet.com/news/missing-teen-girl-rescued-after-using-hand-signal-learned-on-tiktok/#ftag=CAD590a51e

The Women’s Funding Network created the sign as a lifeline for those trapped at home with abusers during the pandemic.

# – # – # – # – #

Like keystones on a computer or a pin sequence at an ATM.

For an ATM pin, I’d suggest 9111 being that duress alarm.

Tellers have such a button, but why not have it as keystrokes on their keyboard?

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APPLICATION: Address Book — anyone have a good solution?

I’m really tired of struggling with various address books  — IOS, OSX, Android, Google.  Does anyone have an evernote template that could be the universal address book.  I remember an old Windoze app “Little Black Book” that just allowed one to print out specialize address books for different purposes.  For example, I used to print various ones for older relatives that only had “their” items of interest.  Now, it just seems to be a virtually impossible to print something that would look like an address book without a lot of manual effort.  Any suggestions?

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GUNS: Retired Chicago Firefighter 1, armed robber 0 — permanently

https://bearingarms.com/camedwards/2021/11/08/retired-chicago-firefighter-fatally-shoots-would-be-armed-robber-n51826

Retired Chicago Firefighter Fatally Shoots Would-Be Armed Robber
By Cam Edwards | Nov 08, 2021 9:30 AM ET

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According to the Chicago Tribune, a 77-year old retired Chicago Fire Department captain was working in an open garage on Saturday afternoon when a vehicle pulled up on the alleyway fronting the garage.

An assailant got out of the vehicle, pulled out a gun and demanded the man’s property.

The 77-year-old took out his own gun and shot at the would-be robber, hitting him in the head and chest, police said. The robber, whose identity was not released, died at the scene, police said.

The 77-year-old man was not injured.

Both guns were found at the scene, police said. The 77-year-old man, who retired from the department about 15 years ago, has a valid firearm owners identification card and conceal carry license.

The man didn’t need a concealed carry license to possess a firearm in his garage, and it would have been nice for the Tribune to point that fact out to its readers, but at least we know the would-be victim was a legal gun owner. And the fact that the Tribune didn’t mention anything about the would-be robber having a FOID card or a concealed carry license in his possession is an indication that, just like the vast majority of Chicago’s violent crimes, this latest attack was carried out by someone who’s not legally possessing their gun.

As for the fact that the retired firefighter was attacked in broad daylight in his garage, the truth is that carjackers and armed robbers aren’t waiting for the sun to go down before they hit the streets. The website CWB Chicago says police are investigating several carjacking crews that have no qualms about committing their crimes while the sun is still shining.

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I’m a pro-life little L libertarian.  But the right of self-defense is so basic.  Seems like Chicago is closer to the Law of the Jungle than it should be.  But I’m glad that there’s one criminal less to plague the good guys.

Seems like Chicago should be encouraging concealed carry to even the sides between the citizens and criminals.

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