GOVERNACIDE: DOJ declines to investigate Cuomo’s handling of covid-19 in nursing homes

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/doj-declines-to-investigate-cuomo-s-handling-of-covid-19-in-nursing-homes/ar-AAMwGwL

DOJ declines to investigate Cuomo’s handling of covid-19 in nursing homes
Max Hauptman 14 hrs ago

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The U.S. Justice Department announced Saturday that it will not conduct a civil investigation into New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D)’s handling of coronavirus cases in state nursing facilities.

In a letter sent to New York Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) on Friday, Deputy Assistant Attorney General Joe Gaeta wrote that the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division had requested information on “nursing facilities run by, or for, the State of New York” last August. After a review, the letter stated that the department would decline to open an investigation into any public nursing facility in the state based on violations of the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act.

Zeldin had requested the investigation earlier this year, adding to the growing number of state and federal inquiries into the New York governor.

Zeldin, a Republican candidate in next year’s gubernatorial race who represents a congressional district in Long Island, released a statement Friday, attacking the Justice Department for its decision.

“The families and loved ones of the victims of Governor Cuomo’s failed leadership deserve transparency, accountability and the truth about the lengths of the Cuomo administration’s cover up and corruption,” said Zeldin. “The Department of Justice has now chosen to willfully participate in the effort to deny the public answers and accountability.”

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Yeah, was anyone expecting a D to investigate another D?

The only justice will be in the after life, if there is one, or if “We, The Sheeple” wake from their stupor.

I don’t have confidence in either.

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VOCABULARY: “the pandemic virus industrial complex”

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2021/07/24/patents-prove-sars-cov-2-is-a-manufactured-virus.aspx

Patents Prove SARS-CoV-2 Is a Manufactured Virus by Dr. Mercola / 15h

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In a January 2021 lecture, Jonathan Latham, Ph.D., introduced the term “the pandemic virus industrial complex,” to describe the academic, military and commercial complexes that are driving the pandemic agenda and obscuring facts that indicate SARS-CoV-2 is a manmade virus.

In the video above, David E. Martin, Ph.D., introduces shocking evidence that SARS-CoV-2 is indeed a manmade bioweapon, and has been in the works for decades. Much of this research was funded by none other than the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) under the direction of Dr. Anthony Fauci.

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Certainly an interesting summarization of all the patent related to Covid.

And why is the CDC patenting things?

The article certainly defines a new “complex” conspiracy for “We, The Sheeple” to worry about!

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Shades of Clinton: Joe Biden used private email to send government information to Hunter | Just The News

“The Presidential Records Act required Joe Biden to make sure that any of his gmail account emails, including these emails to Hunter Biden, were forwarded to a government account so they could properly be handled by the National Archives,” said Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch. “No wonder the Obama White House wanted to protect Hillary Clinton from the consequences of [her] email shell game!”

Source: Shades of Clinton: Joe Biden used private email to send government information to Hunter | Just The News

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As I said when HRC’s email “problem” came out, ordinary folks would still be in jail.

But the “elite” once again get a “get out of jail free” card.

No one will ever be held accountable; so why not just repeal the laws!

Argh!

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TECHNOLOGY: Texting sucks

2021-Jul-23 2148

Texts have been really screwed up on the TMobile network.  All sort of weird crap going on.  Texts to and from TMobile are just going into the bitbucket.

My work around is just to use the damn phone as a voice call.

All communications protocols SHOUD BE authenticated and error-resistant!

Argh!

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GOVERNACIDE: Agent Orange was used in the USA in multiple locations?

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9811781/How-U-S-unleashed-hells-agent-left-trail-appalling-birth-defects-Vietnam.html

How the US unleashed Hell’s Agent… It left a trail of appalling birth defects when they used it to clear forests in Vietnam. But a new film lays bare how America sprayed Agent Orange back home with devastating consequences… then went to war on those who tried to expose the truth

  • Herbicide known as 2,4,5-T is the highly toxic main ingredient of Agent Orange
  • The U.S. military stopped using it in 1971, but it was used in other parts of the US
  • It left a trail of appalling birth defects, just as it had when it was used in Vietnam 

By TOM LEONARD IN NEW YORK FOR THE DAILY MAIL
PUBLISHED: 17:18 EDT, 21 July 2021 | UPDATED: 17:18 EDT, 21 July 2021

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Then one day the children fell sick, choking and gasping.

Down at the river, Carol found a scene of devastation — dead ducklings, crayfish and trout. 

The cause seemed fairly obvious: a U.S. Forestry Service helicopter had been flying overhead the day before, spraying something over the land. 

Nobody knew what it was but, ‘a lot of people assumed, “Well it’s the government doing it, it must be OK,” ’ says Carol. ‘We called the fire service and they said: “Oh no, it’s perfectly safe.” ’ But it wasn’t.

The chopper was spraying a herbicide known as 2,4,5-T — the highly toxic main ingredient of Agent Orange, the notorious chemical defoliant used to blanket swathes of South-East Asia during the Vietnam War. 

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And, appalling as that sounds, there was a devastating human parallel — successive generations of Vietnamese children were being born with equally horrifying deformities, earning Agent Orange notoriety as the most destructive chemical used in the history of warfare.

The battle waged by Carol and another courageous woman campaigner, French-Vietnamese activist Tran To Nga, against the ‘herbicide from Hell’ and the industrial giants and governments responsible for its manufacture is revealed in a new American documentary, The People Vs. Agent Orange.

America’s mixed feelings about the Vietnam War might help to explain why Oregon’s Agent Orange scandal was never made into a thriller. It is certainly worthy of it, with menacing men in dark suits, phone-tapping, stolen evidence and signs of a monstrous cover-up.

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Led by Carol Van Strum and her late husband Steve, locals set up Citizens Against Toxic Sprays (CATS) and took legal action.

The chemical and logging companies hit back with studies concluding that the chemicals were harmless, dismissing their opponents as tree-hugging zealots. A senior Dow company scientist claimed 2,4,5-T was ‘about as toxic as aspirin’.

Outside the courtroom, their tactics got much dirtier, say the protesters. A health study that an activist had meticulously compiled mysteriously went missing after her home was burgled. When protesters went to deliver evidence to officials in a nearby city, they were ‘followed by a shiny sedan with guys in suits’.

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Meanwhile, dioxin from Agent Orange is contaminating the environment at scores of sites around the world, from the Netherlands to Japan, where the herbicides were produced, tested, shipped and eventually dumped.

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And, those pushing a harmless covid vaccine wonder why no one trusts a word they day.

Remember EPA Christie Whitman: “Ground Zero Air Is Safe”
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/sep/10/epa-head-wrong-911-air-safe-new-york-christine-todd-whitman

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

What redress do this Americans have?

If it’s so safe, let’s spray the homes of the Crony Capitalists, politicians, and bureaucrats.  Maybe the whole Congress?

Argh!

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NJ landlords lose challenge to Murphy’s COVID order on rents

TRENTON – A state appeals court has upheld an executive order Gov. Phil Murphy issued early in the pandemic that allowed tenants to use their security deposits to pay their rent.A group of landlords sued, claiming that the order violated the state constitution and state law by interfering with residential lease contracts. The court found the order is a “valid use of the governor’s emergency powers” as the Disaster Control Act permits it due to a “widespread economic emergency.”

Source: NJ landlords lose challenge to Murphy’s COVID order on rents

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Sorry, but I always though these type of “interference in contract” actions were immoral and illegal.

If you buy into the doctrine of “incorporation” (i.e., the Federal Bill of Rights applies to the States), then this is clearly a Fifth Amendment taking,

But expecting a judge (i.e., Gooferment bureaucrat) to conflict with a President or a Governor (i.e., other Gooferment bureaucrats) is unthinkable.

Pitchforks and torches time?

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TMOBILE: Texting problem — strange

Subscriber has two cellular lines — #1 used from a Blackberry KeyOne and #2 used from a TMobile One Note.

First Problem:  Phone calls to #1 never ring the phone and go to voice mail intermittently.

Second Problem: Text message from #2 never comes to #1.

  • Text messages from an AT&T apple go to both individually.
  • Text message from #2 to #1 in car gets the “Im driving message” but the text doesn’t come thru.
  • Putting multiple people on a text message from #2 to #1 and Apple goes through.

Any one have any ideas?

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TINFOILHAT: McCain and Kerry deliberately left POWs in Viet Nam

https://www.unz.com/article/u-s-p-o-w-s-abandoned-in-nam/

U.S. P.O.W.s Abandoned in ’Nam, by Philip Kraske – The Unz Review
the Symbol of Political Rot

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As Ron Unz has noted occasionally in his columns, mainstream publications as one refused to publish Sidney Schanberg’s exposé on John McCain: his unsavory acts as a prisoner-of-war in Vietnam and his efforts to bury the evidence of P.O.W.s left behind after the war. A “parallel universe,” Unz called the article. It cut straight across the mainstream’s fawning narrative of presidential-candidate McCain the noble war hero. But the story of McCain and the evidence that many American prisoners were never returned from Vietnam, which Schanberg summarizes at the end of his article, is far more than a matter of media disregard. Doing research for a novella based on the abandoned-prisoners issue, I found that it concisely describes the incipient rot in American political culture.

The controversy about the left-behind P.O.W.s is decades old now, so here is a brief summary of it. The 1973 treaty that ended the Vietnam War declared in its Article 21 that America would pay war reparations to the Vietnamese. The amount, however, was left unstated. A letter from President Richard Nixon to North Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Van Dong specified that $3.25 billion would be paid by America up front, with an additional $1 billion to $1.5 billion to be paid later, depending on different conditions. (If the U.S. had ended up paying, say, $3.75 billion, that would be $21.88 billion today, roughly double the budget of the U.S. Commerce Department.) The Vietnamese accepted this letter as a binding commitment; the Yankees had a different idea. As Richard Holbrooke told a Senate committee about his 1977 meeting with the Vietnamese, “It was then that I realized that it was more than a negotiating ploy, that they really believed it…The Vietnamese believed the Kissinger-Nixon letter to have standing…Our position was simple:…That letter has no standing….it is an outrageous document…which should never have been sent.” Nixon’s letter was, in true Kissingeresque fashion, kept secret, and when it came to light after Watergate, Congress immediately passed a law saying that America would not pay Vietnam a nickel.

As with the French after the Indochina War, the Vietnamese held back P.O.W.s as hostages until their opponents paid up. The French did and got their men back. The Americans, surely telling themselves that they were made of tougher fiber, refused to pay ransom.

Schanberg’s article was dark stuff: McCain, son of an admiral, had received preferential treatment as a P.O.W., and even made a propaganda recording that was played over and over to prisoners. His guilt over this surely drove him, as senator, to head off the rumors about left-behind prisoners, broadly estimated at 300 to 1,200 men. (The North Vietnamese never published a list of prisoners.) His 1991 “McCain Bill” walled off all intelligence about remaining live P.O.W.s. And along with John Kerry, he stonewalled, ridiculed, and shouted down every line of investigation on the abandoned servicemen. Yet Schanberg’s article, produced as McCain was running for president, went straight on the spike: the Times, the Journal, the Post, all the major news magazines and even Mother Jones turned it down.

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A special place in Hell for all those involved.

“We, The Sheeple” need to hold the political class in an “untouchable” caste.

Makes me mad and sad at the same time,

TINFOILHAT: “Climate Change” is a fraud

https://www.realclearmarkets.com/articles/2021/07/12/six_facts_the_left_doesnt_want_you_to_know_about_global_warming_784976.html

Six Facts the Left Doesn’t Want You To Know About Global Warming
By David Simon — July 12, 2021

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  1. Obama Administration Department of Energy chief scientist Steven Koonin shows that the models relied upon by the Left to predict future global warming are so poor that they cannot even reproduce the temperature changes in the 20th century.
  2. Koonin’s book also documents that the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s own analysis indicates that any negative economic impact that global warming eventually may have will be so modest that it warrants no action.
  3. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the UN IPPC do not claim that a link has been established between global warming and natural disasters.
  4. as the earth’s temperature has risen, natural disasters have become far less deadly.
  5. some of the world’s best scientists believe that global warming will be beneficial rather than harmful.
  6. global warming saves lives. A study published in 2015 by the British medical journal The Lancet found that cold kills over 17 times more people than heat.

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“Hystericized/grossly exaggerated “climate change” scenarios are being used to get the general public to accept what has to date not sold well: Global control by a global elite, who will control almost every aspect of everyone’s life . . . in the name of the “environment” rather than the proletariat. Of course, the global controllers will not be subject to energy austerity and collectivized “solutions.” Those are reserved for us!” — Eric Peter EP Autos blog

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Psaki says WH ‘flagging problematic posts for Facebook that spread disinformation’

https://nypost.com/2021/07/15/white-house-flagging-posts-for-facebook-to-censor-due-to-covid-19-misinformation/

White House ‘flagging’ posts for Facebook to censor over COVID ‘misinformation’
By Steven Nelson
July 15, 2021 | 3:28pm | Updated

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Psaki says WH ‘flagging problematic posts for Facebook that spread disinformation’
 
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Thursday the Biden administration is identifying “problematic” posts for Facebook to censor because they contain “misinformation” about COVID-19.

Psaki disclosed the government’s role in policing social media during her daily press briefing after Surgeon General Vivek Murthy called on companies to purge more pandemic posts.

The demand for censorship — and Psaki’s admission of government involvement — follows a series of flip-flops from health officials who contradicted themselves throughout the pandemic on issues such as mask efficacy, as well as censorship of claims that later gained credibility, such as the theory that COVID-19 leaked from a Chinese lab.

“We are in regular touch with the social media platforms and those engagements typically happen through members of our senior staff and also members of our COVID-19 team — given as Dr. Murthy conveyed, this is a big issue, of misinformation, specifically on the pandemic,” Psaki said.

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So FACEBOOK is the Biden’s Goebbels?

Where does the Gooferment get off deciding to censor anyone’s free speech?

Not even a fig leaf for this action.

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APPLE: Got back an empty repaired MACBOOKAIR (#3)

And, it was back to a factory reset.

No problem!  Initialized it like a good little User.

“Wanna use a time machine to get your image back?”

Yeah, sure, that’s was my plan.

PROBLEM

It’ll take an estimated ~6 hours to restore.

Argh!

We’ll see what that translated IRL time.

Sigh!

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RANT: “Drug Stores”

How did the Gooferment get involved in our getting “drug” from the “drug store”?

My fiancé, who’s an amputee and has constant phantom pain, was having trouble getting approval to try Lyrica.  She happened to take a trip to Egypt and, while in town, she stopped into the local “drug store”.  She asked the pharmacist about Lyrica and it turns out it, like most non-abused drugs, is available over the counter without a prescription.

Why can’t we have that service here in the USA?

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White House Working With Facebook to Flag ‘Disinformation,’ Psaki Says

/https://www.dailysignal.com/2021/07/16/white-house-working-with-facebook-to-flag-disinformation-psaki-says/?utm_source=TDS_Email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MorningBell&mkt_tok=ODI0LU1IVC0zMDQAAAF-UrOJwksDodBHlbDaD3otbFrz46ST8Y4oeffu5oXOlGK3ADSZZC5IFnlFiIuE6N2KJfErgm7g-RmNjvUBt4VfTVQc8xIZEmxd_uap7dwELrWBX2Fb

33 White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Thursday that the White House is not only working with Facebook to flag disinformation on vaccines—it’s also asking Facebook to share data on the reach and engagement of posts deemed disinformation.

“We’re flagging problematic posts for Facebook that spread disinformation,” the White House press secretary said.

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Time to view these large corporations as “just another branch” of the Gooferment.

And home them accountable in the same way.

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: “secrecy is transparency” strategy?

https://www.dailysignal.com/2021/07/13/hunter-bidens-art-sales-ethical-mess-made-worse-by-white-house/?utm_source=TDS_Email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MorningBell&mkt_tok=ODI0LU1IVC0zMDQAAAF-Q0NVnpmOS81M2GQfmRRhTkZBvK98BAAwU736hUfgILqnyBRpmpduD9DkT2-VxlhHHuOf46LoQVVcAojbTCH-Byr95c45S8khRHo2IwfW_mRnsTsO

POLITICSCOMMENTARY

Hunter Biden’s Art Sales: Ethical Mess Made Worse by White House
Tim Murtaugh / @TimMurtaugh / July 13, 2021

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Allow me to join the chorus of voices congratulating Hunter Biden for waking up one day recently as an accomplished and commercially successful artist, a sudden event that curiously corresponded with his father’s becoming president of the United States.

This is surely a coincidence, and certainly only represents the latest shift in Hunter’s colorful career path.

In his latest endeavor, he has moved from trading on his father’s name to siphon a fortune from shady foreign businessmen to trading on his father’s name to siphon a fortune from shady “art collectors” from places unknown.

In case you missed the news, President Joe Biden’s son is now a hot commodity in the art world. Though Hunter Biden hasn’t publicly presented his work for sale before, New York City art dealer Georges Berges will conduct two exhibitions this fall—in Los Angeles and New York. Berges projects the pieces will sell at prices ranging from $75,000 for drawings on paper to $500,000 for large paintings.

But if you’re concerned that this represents an opportunity for nefarious characters to covertly line Hunter’s pockets in efforts to influence his father, never fear, the White House has a solution: All details of the transactions will be shrouded completely from public view.

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Sorry, “We, The Sheeple”, but you voted for this nonsense.

Have they no shame?

Nope!

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NYC sheriffs seize 43 vehicles with fake paper license plates

Illegal or counterfeit license plates allow vehicles to circumvent speed cameras in school zones, red light cameras, bus lane cameras and other public safety programs, according to Fucito. The illicit plates are also used to evade tolls at the city’s bridge and tunnel crossings.

Source: NYC sheriffs seize 43 vehicles with fake paper license plates

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Now THAT’S why the dilligent enforcement.  All to protect and serve the political interests!

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POLITICAL: Voting Rights = Ballot Harvesting?

https://www.dailysignal.com/2021/07/13/fact-checking-6-big-claims-in-bidens-partisan-tinged-speech-on-voting/?utm_source=TDS_Email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MorningBell&mkt_tok=ODI0LU1IVC0zMDQAAAF-Q0NVnoOz-O-yvnneAy9px4ba9k7Kd5OgKDL6NoxgD4nymO_rQjnAJTRT9iVCKM16HzWcpaszwZyq0B0gGpotEPPoJclnaGGj22YlW25MsNdVBOXc

Fact-Checking 6 Big Claims in Biden’s Partisan-Tinged Speech on Voting
Fred Lucas / @FredLucasWH / July 13, 2021

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6. Supreme Court ‘Weakened Voting Rights Act’

Last week, Biden also said, “the Supreme Court once again weakened the Voting Rights Act.”

“The court’s decision—as harmful as it is—does not limit the Congress’ ability to repair the damage done,” he said. “It puts the burden back on Congress to restore the Voting Rights Act to its intended strength.”

The high court ruled 6-3 in the case of Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee to uphold a law preventing ballot harvesting and requiring residents to vote in their home precinct. 

The high court did not weaken the Voting Rights Act, as the president said, but determined that two provisions of Arizona state law in question did not violate it. 

One requirement specifies that a ballot cast by someone on Election Day will not be counted if cast outside of that person’s assigned precinct. The other stipulates that only an election official, mail carrier, or a voter’s relative, household member, or caregiver may collect and deliver someone else’s mail-in ballot. 

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Seems that “ballot harvesting” equals fraud; not voting rights?

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INTERESTING: Donate Your Body to Science

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/557341/donating-your-body-science?utm_source=pocket_mylist

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Donating Your Body to Science
BY EMILY PETSKO — MAY 31, 2019

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“I’d much rather be used for medical research than be buried,” Poulakos, 64, tells Mental Floss. “We’re not going to be using our bodies anymore anyway, so they might as well use it for whatever they need.”

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These deceased donors help to save lives. Medical students dissect cadavers to learn about anatomy. Researchers use them to study diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Surgeons use corpses to refine new procedures like face transplants. And cadavers have even aided the advancement of surgical robots.

Yet corpses can be hard to come by: An estimated 20,000 Americans donate their bodies to science each year, which equates to less than 1 percent of the 2.7 million Americans who die annually. Put simply, the demand is far greater than the supply.

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I feel the same way.  I’ve instructed my primary survivor (i.e., POS, HAP, AD) when she pulls the plug to do this but she thinks it “gross”. I hope she will.

It seems such a waste to bury spare parts.  And, if it can’t be used for parts, at least let the med students practice.

If I can’t do anything else right for humanity, I can do this.

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IOS: iOS Shortcuts for a grocery list

https://blog.rememberthemilk.com/post/190648270788/tips-tricks-tuesday-using-ios-shortcuts-to-keep?utm_source=pocket_mylist

Tips & Tricks Tuesday: Using iOS Shortcuts to keep up your grocery list
Posted Feb 4th, 2020

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Using iOS Shortcuts is a helpful way to automate regular actions. This week’s tip comes from mirbogat, who uses the home screen icons to have one-touch access to adding grocery items to their list.

I’m really enjoying the new Shortcuts integration, it’s been truly amazing for my daily routines!

One use case I would like to share is the ability to use Shortcuts to quickly add groceries to my Grocery Shopping List.

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Possibly useful?

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Categories IOS

NOTRECOMMENDED: Facebook’s Portal product

I need a YouTubeKids app and the portal to interoperate with non-messenger contacts.

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It’s great for an old relative but imho it’s too tightly tied to Facebook Messenger ands very limited apps.

With a toddler, it’s too hard to restrict him to YouTubeKids. 

Argh!

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RANT: The Tenth Pin as an example of why the “(pseudo) War on (some) Drugs” can’t be won

https://www.bowling.com/bowling-blog/bowling-knowledge/how-the-tenth-pin-changed-bowling-forever/

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The Tenth Pin
In the early 19th century, bowling alleys were primarily owned by Bars and Pubs. A culture of crime and gambling became associated with it, and eventually, Bowling gained a poor reputation. In 1841, Connecticut banned ownership of nine-pin lanes in an attempt to curb gambling and crime. To get around the law, players simply added one more pin, which nullified the ban and the modern game was born. There have been few changes to the rules of the sport since then.

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Laugh!

Where there’s a will there is a way.

“Cast me into a dungeon;, burn me at the state, crown me king of kings, I can ‘pursue happiness’ as long as my brain lives — but neither gods nor saints, wise men nor subtle drugs, can insure that I will catch it.”
― Robert A. Heinlein, Starship Troopers

That’s why the Gooferment can’t possibly keep drugs out of prisons!

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Yet another tragedy of the commons!

https://phys.org/news/2021-07-drought-upends-life-west-basin.html

Water crisis reaches boiling point on Oregon-California line
by Gillian Flaccus

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Beginning in 1906, the federal government reengineered a complex system of lakes, wetlands and rivers in the 10 million-acre (4 million-hectare) Klamath River Basin to create fertile farmland. It built dikes and dams to block and divert rivers, redirecting water away from a natural lake spanning the California-Oregon border.

Evaporation then reduced the lake to one-quarter of its former size and created thousands of arable acres in an area that had been underwater for millennia.

In 1918, the U.S. began granting homesteads on the dried-up parts of Tule Lake. Preference was given to World War I and World War II veterans, and the Klamath Reclamation Project quickly became an agricultural powerhouse.

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“The government is good at one thing. It knows how to break your legs, and then hand you a crutch and say, ‘See if it weren’t for the government, you wouldn’t be able to walk.” ― Harry Browne

Here we have another great example of the tragedy of the commons!

Of course the little L libertarian solution is private ownership.

Here’s a quick mental model:  All of the stake holders are given ownership of the law and they manage it.  I would bet a payday that in a few years there’d be more water than needed.  Will it be messy and contentious?  Sure!  But it would be “solved” without the Gooferment.

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HEALTH: Could the Common dandelion help with the WuFlu?

“Well, I’m not a doctor, I have never played one on TV, and I didn’t stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night, but here are some simple thoughts.”

https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.03.19.435959v1.full

Common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) efficiently blocks the interaction between ACE2 cell surface receptor and SARS-CoV-2 spike protein D614, mutants D614G, N501Y, K417N and E484K in vitro

Posted March 19, 2021.

This article is a preprint and has not been certified by peer review

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On 11th March 2020, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, was declared as a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). To date, there are rapidly spreading new “variants of concern” of SARS-CoV-2, the United Kingdom (B.1.1.7), the South African (B.1.351) or Brasilian (P.1) variant. All of them contain multiple mutations in the ACE2 receptor recognition site of the spike protein, compared to the original Wuhan sequence, which is of great concern, because of their potential for immune escape. Here we report on the efficacy of common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) to block protein-protein interaction of spike S1 to the human ACE2 cell surface receptor. This could be shown for the original spike D614, but also for its mutant forms (D614G, N501Y, and mix of K417N, E484K, N501Y) in human HEK293-hACE2 kidney and A549-hACE2-TMPRSS2 lung cells. High molecular weight compounds in the water-based extract account for this effect. Infection of the lung cells using SARS-CoV-2 spike pseudotyped lentivirus particles was efficiently prevented by the extract and so was virus-triggered pro-inflammatory interleukin 6 secretion. Modern herbal monographs consider the usage of this medicinal plant as safe. Thus, the in vitro results reported here should encourage further research on the clinical relevance and applicability of the extract as prevention strategy for SARS-CoV-2 infection.

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Common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) efficiently blocks the interaction between ACE2 cell surface receptor and SARS-CoV-2 spike protein D614, mutants D614G, N501Y, K417N and E484K in vitro
Hoai Thi Thu Tran, Nguyen Phan Khoi Le, Michael Gigl, CorinnaDawid, Evelyn Lamy
bioRxiv 2021.03.19.435959; doi:https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.03.19.435959

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Where’s the coverage?

Like that lady doctor in Peru with peroxide, ivermectin, and vitamins, why haven’t we heard about this?  Either positive or negative.

I know Big Pharma ain’t going to make a lot of money off of dandelions either but where are the Gooferment “scientists” studying this — quickly.

I found it via survival blog can’t they.

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FUN: White House Fence

https://freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3975231/posts

White House Fence

Three contractors bid to fix a broken fence at the White House. One is from Chicago, another is from Kentucky and the third is from New Orleans. All three go with a White House official to examine the fence.

The New Orleans contractor takes out a tape measure and does some measuring, then works some figures with a pencil.

“Well,” he says, “I figure the job will run about $9,000. That’s $4,000 for materials, $4,000 for my crew and $1,000 profit for me.”

The Kentucky contractor also does some measuring and figuring, then says, “I can do this job for $7,000. That’s $3,000 for materials, $3,000 for my crew and $1,000 profit for me.”

The Chicago contractor doesn’t measure or figure, but leans over to the White House official and whispers, “$27,000.”

The official, incredulous, says, “You didn’t even measure like the other guys. How did you come up with such a high figure?”

“The Chicago contractor whispers back, “$10,000 for me, $10,000 for you, and we hire the guy from Kentucky to fix the fence.”

“Done!” replies the government official.

And that, my friends, is how the Government Stimulus plan worked.

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PEACE: Hubris was our failing

https://www.unz.com/pbuchanan/is-afghanistan-a-failed-mission/

Is Afghanistan a Failed Mission?, by Pat Buchanan – The Unz Review

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As in Vietnam from 1965 to 1973, the year our prisoners of war came home, America did not lose a major battle in Afghanistan.

Yet we did not win the war. South Vietnam was lost.

And contrary to the message awaiting President George W. Bush when he landed on the carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, which was flaunting the banner “Mission Accomplished,” America did not accomplish its mission.

President Joe Biden said as much Thursday, when he responded to a reporter’s question, “The mission has not failed — yet.”

As the 20th anniversary of 9/11 impends, and with it our final exit from the Afghan war, the Taliban are overrunning districts at will, and Afghan troops are avoiding battle in what many see as a lost cause.

Monday, 1,000 Afghan soldiers fled into Tajikistan rather than face advancing Taliban forces.

Why did we not succeed? And what does our failure there portend?

We failed, first, because our initial mission, once accomplished, was altered and enlarged to where it became unattainable.

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There never was a vital U.S. interest in Afghanistan worth a war of the cost in blood, treasure and time that we have just fought.

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Many who cast their lot with us are going to pay with their lives, as will their families. And the enemies of the United States are likely to be energized by what they perceive, not wrongly, as a strategic defeat of the USA.

We did it to ourselves. Hubris was our failing, as it often is of great powers, the mindset exhibited by Secretary of State Madeleine Albright when she declared: “If we have to use force, it is because we are America. We are the indispensable nation. We stand tall. We see further into the future.”

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Unfortunately the “peace movement” of the 60’s and 70’s was astroturf against the R’s.

We, little L libertarians, are in that movement regardless of which side of the two-sided political spectrum.

Other than the Quakers, I don’t know who else we can count on to end the Hubris.  Certainly NOT the MIC (Military Industrial Complex).

Let’s cut the “defense” budget 20% and rethink the Dead Old White Guys desire to avoid a standing army.  Shut down the FBI and CIA while disarming the Department of Agriculture.  As a matter of fact, spin the Agriculture budget back to the sovereign States and shut it down completely.

What are the proper functions of the “central” Gooferment? At most “defense” and foreign relations.  Like the Swiss, no one messes with a neutral.

Repeal the Seventeenth Amendment (direct election of senators) and return the State’s power and get the money out of that layer of Gooferment.

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