LIBERTARIAN: MUST SEE TV “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind”

JUST WATCHED ON NETFLIX

https://www.netflix.com/TITLE/80200047

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
2019 | TV-PG | 1h 53m | Dramas
Inspired by a science book, 13-year-old William Kamkwamba builds a wind turbine to save his Malawian village from famine. Based on a true story.
Starring:Maxwell Simba, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Aïssa Maïga

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As a fat old white guy injineer, it amazed me that this Rube Goldberg contraption worked.

The movie teaches a few lessons:

  • God helps them who help themselves
  • The Gooferment, any gooferment, is not your friend and ain’t going to help us little guys.  And may even hurt us!
  • Humans are amazing animals at finding away out of adversity
  • You have to save yourself; there’s no Prince Charming or White Knight coming to your rescue.  All you have are your God-given abilities.

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LIBERTARIAN: Satisfying others for “certificates of appreciation” AKA “GREED” is good

Heritage Foundation (Yes, “Boooo”) is adopting the Tom Woods’ patented “free ebook for your email” strategy with “9 Ways Socialism Will Morally Bankrupt America”. Liked the proverbial “stopped clock” that’s right twice a day, the did a good job nailing the problems with “socialism”. If I had a critique it would be that it didn’t defend “Greed is Good” (because it motivates humans to cooperate regardless of other factors). I like the metaphor that “money” is just “certificates of appreciation” from our fellow human beings whom we have satisfied. We need “greedy rich people”, as long as they don’t get their “certificates” by force or fraud that they commit or the Gooferment commits for them. Seems so simple.

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LIBERTARIAN: “DUI” by numbers is just wrong!

FROM QUORA

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Bharat Rao
Works at KPMG (2014–present)Updated February 11, 2020
 
Have you ever seen someone ruin their life in just a few seconds? How did they do it?

Told to me by a policeman friend. Young lady lawyer, just graduated from a top law school, joined a prestigious law firm in Philadelphia. First Friday on the job, went to happy hour with her colleagues, had only 2 drinks, drove home carefully. Bad luck. An elderly lady got confused, drifted on the wrong side of the road, head-on collision. Lawyer was fine, but other lady was injured pretty badly. Police showed up (including my friend) at the scene. He said that lady lawyer had no idea her life was over (he knew) until asked to take a breathalyzer test. He had never seen anyone go that fast from calm and taking care of the other lady, to completely terrified (“including times I had to pull my weapon on someone”). Yes, turns out that she was marginally over the legal limit. Got a tough judge. Felony DUI, jail time (may have been suspended on appeal), but no longer practicing law. Not really the “few seconds” but the decision to drive after a few drinks ended her entire professional life that she had worked so hard for— this was pre-Uber,

Now a story I tell my kids and other kids often. Take an Uber / Taxi. Even if you are “in control” it simply isn’t worth the risk (another driver may do something very stupid, and you get blamed automatically.)

Addition: Thanks for the comments. Several people have suggested that a first offense with low BAC would result in a mere slap on the wrist without life-changing consequences (a few heated comments including someone who called me a liar, because any judge doing this “would be impeached” and subsequently deleted the comment). Two caveats, I am not a lawyer, and yes, this is second hand. But, what I believe these folks are missing is that this was a DUI WITH serious injury. I believe that elevates the charge from a typical “general impairment DUI” (which usually has no jail time) to a felony DUI (more severe penalties including state prison) — and not sure how much wiggle room DA/judge had. And refusing to take a chemical test, won’t reduce that charge if an injury was involved.

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Clearly as a little L libertarian, I disagree with the Gooferment “justice system” on DUIs.

Just as obvious to me is that, if you do “damage” while driving, then you have to be held accountable to the fullest extent.

If there is no damage, then there is no “violation”.  Roadside checkpoints are just a flat out violation of the Fourth Amendment. It’s transparently clear, that there has to be a proportion in this particular “one-size-fits-all” Gooferment “solution”!

Argh!

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LIBERTY: Sure the irony of this might give someone insight into why the Gooferment should not have the power of life and death!

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9673709/Arizona-refurbishes-gas-chamber-push-resume-executions.html

Arizona secretly refurbishes its GAS CHAMBER for death row inmates and will execute them with same pesticide Nazis used to kill 865,000 Jews at Auschwitz

  • Records show the state began quietly restoring the chamber in the state prison in Florence, southeast of Phoenix, last year
  • Officials also bought up materials needed to manufacture hydrogen cyanide gas
  • That is the same pesticide the Nazis used to murder more than 865,000 Jews at Auschwitz, sparking fury from anti-capital punishment campaigners 
  • No one has been executed by gas chamber in Arizona – or nationwide – in more than two decades when killer Walter LaGrand was put to death in 1999
  • LaGrand took 18 minutes to die, strapped to a chair choking and gagging for air; the brutal method has not been used since 
  • State corrections officials will not say why they are restarting the gas chamber 
  • But they pointed to a rule that inmates can choose gas chamber or lethal injection if they were convicted prior to 1992 when the injection was introduced
  • The rate of executions has fallen to near record lows across America due to a limited supply of lethal injection drugs 
  • Arizona prosecutors signaled that they want to resume executions after a seven-year hiatus, with two prisoners – Frank Atwood and Clarence Dixon

By RACHEL SHARP FOR DAILYMAIL.COM and ASSOCIATED PRESS
PUBLISHED: 13:16 EDT, 10 June 2021 | UPDATED: 19:41 EDT, 10 June 2021

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Arizona has secretly refurbished its gas chamber as it plans to execute death row inmates using the same pesticide the Nazis used to kill 865,000 Jews at Auschwitz.

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Sure the irony of this might give someone insight into why the Gooferment should not have the power of life and death!

As a pro-life little L libertarian, I don’t trust the Gooferment with such a great power.

I have problem with the Gooferment involvement at both ends of the spectrum of life from the beginning to the end.

And so should everyone.  Because the next target could be you!  Or worse, me!

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LIBERTARIAN: How about getting the States to collect “federal” taxes?

https://ncc-1776.org/tle2021/tle1116-20210606-04.html

The “United States of Nullification”
(Resistance to Tyranny, Part Two)
by Blank Reg
BlankReg5466@protonmail.com
Attribute to L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise

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Push comes to shove—what about taxes?

Technically, most federal taxes and fees are collected directly by the federal government, most notoriously IRS “withholding”.  But what if states decided to temporarily intervene? Hypothetically, could they—again using 9th and 10th Amendment arguments—ask employers in their states, who are forced to withhold, to temporarily place those revenues in a dedicated escrow account, “withholding the withholdings “, as it were, until certain reforms—like election reforms—are passed and implemented? We could find out.  

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Libertarians are always looking for ways to put “logs” in the Federal Gooferment’s way.

Here’s a good one.

All federal taxes collected in a State should be collected by the State Gooferment and forwarded to the Federal Gooferment!

The value is NO NEED FOR THE IRS.

Most States have a similar income tax system that piggy backs on the Federal Gooferment system. Time to switch places.

Those States that don’t have an income tax can figure out how they would like to fund, or not, the Federal Gooferment!

No need for Federal programs that send money to the States either.

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TINFOILHAT: The “birther” issue come up again?

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/05/just_who_made_obamas_birth_certificate_an_issue.html

May 28, 2021
Just Who Made Obama’s Birth Certificate an Issue?
By Jack Cashill

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The media’s failure to investigate Obama’s background is a scandal in its own right.  Bauer, though, had done his job.  The day after the suit was dismissed, the word leaked out that he would be taking over as White House counsel.

Berg would file additional suits, as would others.  He simply requested to see some basic information about Obama, most notably his passport applications and his birth certificate.  With little in the way of explanation, Obama’s attorneys resisted at every turn.  These attorneys included not only Bauer and other private attorneys, but also U.S. attorney general Eric Holder.  “What a tragedy,” writes Berg in a self-published book, “that our government with an opportunity to resolve this issue one way or the other, did not do so to protect Obama.”

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What attracted Trump to the birther issue was not Obama’s race, but his inexplicable resistance to sharing his birth certificate.  If Obama were born in Hawaii on August 4, 1961, there would have been no reason not to share it.  In my own forthcoming book, Barack Obama’s Promised Land: Deplorables Need Not Apply, I argue that Obama was hiding not the “where” of his birth, but the “when.”  Although this argument is speculative, Obama’s behavior strongly suggests he was hiding something.

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Not to be a conspiracy theorist, mind you, but I would suggest that a firm capable of commissioning the Steele dossier would have no trouble dummying up a birth certificate.  Just sayin’.

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Having read Cashil’s book on the “birth certificate” issue, there is certainly enough doubt about its authenticity.

But even more important than the certificate itself, who felt it necessary to create such an inept forgery,

That creation indicates both a conspiracy and various state and Federal crimes.

As usual, the media is not interested in “the Truth” anymore, if ever.

Sad to say, this is the story of “every story”!

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PLANTBASEDDIET: News about cancer and how it metastasizes?

https://nutritionfacts.org/video/what-causes-cancer-to-metastasize/?utm_source=NutritionFacts.org&utm_campaign=e870954e05-A_B_Daily_Video_Added_Content_What_Cause&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_40f9e497d1-e870954e05-25228005&mc_cid=e870954e05&mc_eid=f40a62cbab

What Causes Cancer to Metastasize?
Michael Greger M.D. FACLM June 7th, 2021 Volume 54 

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Palmitic acid, a saturated fat concentrated in meat and dairy, can boost the metastatic potential of cancer cells through the fat receptor CD36.

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I wonder why we humans haven’t realized the connection between diet and disease?

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Keystone XL was an example of Gooferment ‘market interference” to make things worse

Keystone XL

A Canadian energy firm behind the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline said yesterday it would formally end the project. President Joe Biden revoked the company’s permit to build an extension from Montana to Steele City, Nebraska, on his first day in office. 

The canceled line was planned as the fourth phase of the larger Keystone pipeline, which is currently operational (see map) and transports more than 600,000 barrels of crude oil per day from Alberta, Canada, to refineries along the US Gulf Coast. The already built line, which enters the US in North Dakota, remains operational. The addition would have increased capacity by roughly 800,000 barrels per day, or 7% of US daily consumption.

The Phase IV extension was originally opposed over its environmental impact in US Great Plains states, but became a proxy for the larger debate over climate change. See a timeline of the project here. 

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SO how will all this oils move from Canadan to the Gulf Coast? 

Trucks?

No extra pollution, risks, or inefficiency in that!

Gooferment making things worse and worse every time.

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RANT: No fraud here?

https://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3965553/posts

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Approximately 3,000 mail-in ballots counted in the Nov. 3 election were supposedly cast by UCSB students residing in a voting precinct that, along with other dorm buildings, includes the Francisco Torres/Santa Catalina Residence Hall at 6850 El Colegio Road in Goleta.

Problem: Due to COVID-19, the Torres Building, which normally accommodates 1,300 students, was empty and locked down through most of 2020, as were all other UCSB dorms.

This means no students/voters were residing inside the Torres Building (nor any of the other dorms) during the election season.

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“Move along, people. Nothing to see here. Go home, you looky-loos.” Officer Barbrady’s Catch Phrase South Park

Argh!

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INSPIRATIONAL: Listening to a John Denver album … and feeling OLD!

Wonder if PTSD can be triggered by music?

“I’ve lost her all over again. I’m so sad that I don’t have her. But I’m so grateful that she was with me on that island. And I know what I have to do now. I gotta keep breathing. Because tomorrow the sun will rise. Who knows what the tide could bring?” Chuck Noland (Tom Hanks) in “Cast Away” (2000)

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VETERANS: DNF D-Day

https://www.dday.org/the-memorial/

Bedford boys

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Bedford, Virginia… Like eleven other Virginia communities, Bedford provided a company of soldiers (Company A) to the 29th Infantry Division when the National Guard’s 116th Infantry Regiment was activated on 3 February 1941. Some thirty Bedford soldiers were still in that company on D-Day; several more from Bedford were in other D-Day companies, including one who, two years earlier, had been reassigned from the 116th Infantry to the First Infantry Division. Thus he had already landed in both Northern Africa and Sicily before coming ashore on D-Day at Omaha Beach with the Big Red One. Company A of the 116th Infantry assaulted Omaha Beach as part of the First Division’s Task Force O.

By day’s end, nineteen of the company’s Bedford soldiers were dead. Two more Bedford soldiers died later in the Normandy campaign, as did yet another two assigned to other 116th Infantry companies. Bedford’s population in 1944 was about 3,200. Proportionally this community suffered the nation’s severest D-Day losses. Recognizing Bedford as emblematic of all communities, large and small, whose citizen-soldiers served on D-Day, Congress warranted the establishment of the National D-Day Memorial here.

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Having met some D-Day vets I’d say the common factor was their humility.

Not sure that I’d have had the stones to do what they did,

And, I hope such courage will never be required again.

GBA

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RANT: All involved and complicit need to be called to account

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2021/06/the-lab-leak-theory-inside-the-fight-to-uncover-covid-19s-origins

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• The Lab-Leak Theory: Inside the Fight to Uncover COVID-19’s Origins Throughout 2020, the notion that the novel coronavirus leaked from a lab was off-limits. Those who dared to push for transparency say toxic politics and hidden agendas kept us in the dark. (Vanity Fair)

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Special place in Hell for all the “co-conspiritors”!

This should be treated like a genocide.  It could have been an extinction event.  And, needs to be prevented in the future.

Congress should use “marque and reprisal” on all involved!

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VETERANS: WWII Midway vats were of stern stock

https://freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3965033/posts

Leadership and Sacrifice at Midway June 4, 1942
self | June 4, 2021 | self
Posted on 6/4/2021, 1:02:44 PM by Retain Mike

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A great summary of the battle of Midway.

It’s hard to imagine the courage it took to go up facing certain death in obsolete hardware to take a swing and hope for a “lucky strike”.

The American experiment was save here by a bunch of tough men.

Where will they come from when need again?

GBA

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: End “unemployment insurance”

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9632659/Supermodel-Anne-Vyalitsyna-seeking-child-support-ex-Adam-Cahan-loss-income.html

REVEALED: Supermodel Anne V. claimed $26,000 in unemployment benefits despite $2.9m Manhattan apartment and $2.6m in savings – as she demands child support from multi-millionaire ex after the pandemic wiped out her income

  • Anne Vyalitsyna, better known as Anne V, is a Russian-American model who has appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated 10 years in a row from 2005 to 2014
  • She split from fiancé, multi-millionaire tech executive Adam Cahan after having a daughter Alaska, 5
  • In filings to the Manhattan Supreme Court, Vyalitsyna said her income plummeted during the pandemic from $431,000 in 2019 to $77,687 
  • She told the court she owns $2.9 million apartment in NYC’s West Village and has $2.6m in investments and savings
  • She claimed $26,000 in unemployment benefits during the lockdown
  • She says she has monthly expenses of $40,284 and that Cahan has ignored her requests for help in paying for child support

By BEVAN HURLEY FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
PUBLISHED: 15:06 EDT, 29 May 2021 | UPDATED: 18:17 EDT, 29 May 2021

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Why there should not be any welfare or “unemployment insurance” from the Gooferment.

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

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VOCABULARY: Dismisinfoganda

https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/dismisinfoganda

“Dismisinfoganda”
BY TYLER DURDEN
SATURDAY, MAY 29, 2021 – 01:40 PM

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Misinformation, i.e., wrong claims innocently made

disinformation, i.e., wrong claims willfully made

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dismisinfoganda is the politicized spreading or squelching of claims without, or counter to, adequate empirical evidence. 

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Therein lies the true cost of runaway dismisinfoganda. Many Americans once believed government officials unless/until they had good reason to doubt them but increasingly they disbelieve officials unless/until they have reason to believe them. Maybe that is a good thing as it will eventually induce Americans to ask why they continue to pay the salaries of people they cannot implicitly trust to do their respective jobs. 

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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 

NOTHING any politician and | or bureaucrat says can be taken for fact at face value.  Ditto for “news media” or “celebrities”!

Argh!

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HEALTH: Are COVID Vaccines a Good Bet? (NO!)

https://ncc-1776.org/tle2021/tle1115-20210530-04.html

Are COVID Vaccines a Good Bet?, by L. Reichard White
Special to L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise

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Everything’s a gamble, even crossing the street. That’s clearly the case with the COVID-19 vaccines, bum-rushed into production in less than one-sixth the normal time.

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Given the facts, should these experimental vaccines be bums-rushed off the market? 

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Make up your own mind.

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TINFOILHAT: Life Insurance and Covid-19; no added financial risk?

http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2021/may/26/life-insurance-and-covid-19-something-doesn-t-make-sense/

Life Insurance and Covid-19; Something Doesn’t Make Sense
The Ron Paul Institute or Peace and Prosperity ^ | may 26, 2021 | jeff harris
Posted on 5/28/2021, 3:10:21 PM by E. Pluribus Unum

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You would think that during the worst Pandemic since the 1918 Spanish Flu life insurance companies would be hedging their bets to avoid major losses from Covid-19. I haven’t written a life policy for several years so I was wondering what was going on? I called one of the brokers I deal with that interacts with hundreds of big life insurers to get an inside look into how the Covid crisis has changed their business.

Imagine my surprise when she said it was pretty much business as usual! Last year when the hysteria was just getting ramped up she did say the companies temporarily tightened up underwriting and reduced the amount of coverage they would offer. But as time went by and the hard data came rolling in those same companies went back to business as usual.

I asked her specifically if life insurers wanted a Covid test as part of the underwriting process and she said none that she was aware of. Hmm, that’s pretty interesting isn’t it? The most lethal pandemic in decades descends on the globe with deadly mutations taking millions of innocent lives and the life insurance companies couldn’t care less.

I also asked if the cost per thousand of coverage had increased due to Covid and again she said no. Rates were pretty much the same as they were before the Covid Pandemic ravaged the earth. Life Insurance companies are very risk adverse. They don’t like losing money to unnecessary claims. The fact they’re treating Covid as a nonevent should be an indicator that something is very wrong with the whole narrative.

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Is this like Sherlock Holmes’ the dog that didn’t bark?

I can’t imagine that the Life Insurance Industry would fail to adjust for this risk.  If it was a risk at all?

Something is rotten in Denmark.

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HEALTH: Decide about the WuFlu vax?

FROM AN EMAIL TO A FRIEND:

I sympathize with everyone because “knowing” what the right thing to do is currently impossible.  There is so much “noise” from “experts” that seems to change with the time of day. 

As far as healthy children taking the new “vaccines”, that seems “unnecessary” given that the data suggests they don’t get the WuFlu and if they do it’s very mild.  But, each parent must decide what risks they will and won’t take.

I’ll never criticize anyone who makes one choice or another.  You pays your money and takes your chances. 

For me personally, I’m not very keen on the whole decision process.  Seems unsubstantiated and rushed. Even my doctors have said privately “wait and see”.  One suggested that with my various blood chemistries (i.e., high levels of D, B1, C; lack of any severe medical problems) that I may be naturally immune. (Surprised me?). 

I’m not an anti-vaxer by any means  — just finished the shingles vax and planning to get the pneumonia vax in mid-Jun  — but i never get the flu vax because it’s low benefit for the risk  — but I think one must be extremely careful about what we do is for the right reasons.  There’s no undo button.

Every time I hear a “public service announcement” by anybody, I think of ex-EPA Christie Whitman: “Ground Zero Air Is Safe” and all the mesothelioma lawyers on TV.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/sep/10/epa-head-wrong-911-air-safe-new-york-christine-todd-whitman 

So to, I try to be charitable to those who have drank the Kool Aid, taken the blue pill or are making imho a “big mistake”.  I’m not a doctor, lawyer, or Indian Chief and I could be very wrong.  If I suffer harm following my opinions, then I know who to blame.  If I follow the herd, ignore my own opinions, and harm befalls me, then who do I blame.

I can state my opinions and reasons relatively firmly but everyone has to chart their own course.

As far as interference with God’s design, that’s so far above my pay grade that I can’t see it.  I do think that we are like children playing with guns  — we know so little, we don’t know what we don’t know, and have no concept of the consequences  — it’s a bad gamble.

In twenty years, maybe the TV commercials will be “if you took the J&J vaccine and had all your hair ingrown, you or your estate can be eligible for a large cash settlement.” 

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VETERANS: Remember and recover ALL the Vets

https://nypost.com/2021/05/15/honored-at-last-the-heroes-of-flying-tiger-line-flight-739/

Honored at last: Remembering the heroes of Flying Tiger Line Flight 739
By Jane Ridley

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The Sargent family, including Judith (from left) and Clifton and daughter Jennifer Kirk, lost Clifton’s brother, Donald, when Don’s military flight disappeared.Six decades after their loved ones vanished into thin air, relatives of the victims of Flying Tiger Line Flight 739 — 93 soldiers aboard a secret-mission flight chartered by the US Army in the buildup to the Vietnam War — want answers.

They gathered together Saturday for a ceremony in Columbia Falls, Maine, organized by the non-profit Wreaths Across America at a memorial to honor the fallen.  

“The memorial ceremony offers some closure,” Marie Mull, 82, told The Post of her brother, Sgt. Clarence Ganance of Rensselaer, NY. “We’ve always wondered what happened . . . probably always will.”

Nobody knows exactly what happened on the morning of March 16, 1962, because no bodies nor debris — not even a single piece — have ever been recovered.

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Some sources claim the elite team of Rangers aboard Flight 793, mostly communications specialists, had been hand-picked by President John F. Kennedy as part of a covert operation involving the CIA. It has since emerged that in early 1962 — three years before American ground troops “officially” entered the Vietnam conflict — the US had advisors training indigenous tribes in Laos and Cambodia. As the agency was trying to determine if America should join the ongoing war in Southeast Asia, the situation was politically sensitive.

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Repeat demands from legislators, including Maine Senator Susan Collins, led to Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests and the release of heavily redacted military documents — but that has only caused dissatisfaction among bereaved family members frustrated by the absence of clarity.

“It’s called the runaround,” concluded Crumpler. “Nobody [in the political system] has an answer so they just keep sending us elsewhere.”

Neither the government nor military has taken an official stance on the mission or what might have happened to the flight. A report by the Civil Aeronautic Board released after the crash merely stated that “the board is unable to determine the probable cause.”

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Right now, she said, “It’s as if James and the other men never existed.”

The appeals have so far been thwarted by the Department of Defense which claims those aboard Flight 739 were not participating in an “official” combat mission.

She, along with the other grieving families, believes the unveiling of the Maine memorial is a step in the right direction.

“The Rangers’ creed says ‘Leave no comrade behind,’ but these men were left behind,” pointed out Monica Young, whose father, John C Wendell, Sergeant First Class, disappeared the day before her 15th birthday. “Thanks to this [Saturday’s] remembrance, they’ve no longer been left behind.”

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Sorry, but the Gooferment’s “official mission” is just bureaucratic “new speak” for “we don’t give a s#$%”!

I think as part of every vet’s “celebration” — Independence Day, Decoration Day, and Veterans’ Day — we should take the opportunity to demand that “our representative” account for the Gooferment’s past actions that cost good men and women their lives, happiness, and posterity.

Argh!

I will; will you?

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS:

https://justthenews.com/accountability/waste-fraud-and-abuse/sunepa-spending-phase-out-wood-burning-devices-while-congress

HOME
ACCOUNTABILITY
WASTE, FRAUD AND ABUSE
By Mary Lou Lang
Updated: May 29, 2021 – 11:13pm

Pelosi district gets $2.1M to remove wood-fired devices as Congress offers tax credits for wood heat

  • Emissions reduction program spends taxpayer dollars to replace wood-burning stoves, fireplaces with electric heat pumps in district represented by House Speaker, who shepherded through Congress relief package that incentivizes wood heat.

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“It’s duplication nation,” said Adam Andrzejewski, CEO & Founder of the public spending watchdog group, OpenTheBooks.com. “Thoughtful and careful legislating is a thing of past. Simultaneously giving tax credits to install wood-burning devices and grants to replace them (to save the environment) is a great example of congressional insanity.

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Here’s yet another example of incentivizing to install and at the same time to replace.

And the insanity continues.

What if “we” did neither and gave the money back to the taxpayers?

How many more programs like this are there?

Argh!

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HEALTH: Reopening Texas ‘100 Percent’ Had “No Impact”

https://www.allsides.com/news/2021-05-21-1458/new-study-confirms-reopening-texas-100-percent-had-no-discernible-impact-covid

A New Study Confirms That Reopening Texas ‘100 Percent’ Had No Discernible Impact on COVID-19 Cases or Deaths
Reason (analysis) 

“Anthony Fauci, Biden’s top COVID-19 adviser, said lifting mask mandates ‘is really quite risky,’ because ‘when you pull back on measures of public health, invariably you’ve seen a surge’ in cases and deaths. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said she had a ‘recurring feeling’ of ‘impending doom,’ warning that premature relaxation of ‘public health prevention strategies’ could lead to a ‘fourth surge.’ More than two months later, the public health disaster predicted by Abbott’s critics has not materialized.”

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“Well, I’m not a <insert profession that requires a lot of study>, 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.” (My standard disclaimer!)

But putting on my “infectious disease” costume, white coat and all, and I think it is factual to say that we don’t know squat about the WuFlu.

And certainly should be taking “medical advice” from new readers, celebrities, Gooferment bureaucrats, or politicians.

Safest is to decide for yourself, with input from YOUR doctor, what risks you want to take.

I have; I urge you to do likewise.

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