NEWJERSEY: Murphy hints at tax hikes, schools might not reopen in Sept (July 11, 2020) – nj.com

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Murphy hints tax hikes in N.J. are likely because of coronavirus. Gov. Phil Murphy made the comments as he reached a deal on a plan to authorize the state borrow billions of dollars to help balance the state budget amid the pandemic.

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Might N.J. schools not reopen this fall because of coronavirus? Murphy hints it’s possible. Gov. Phil Murphy said Friday he still expects New Jersey’s schools to physically reopen in the fall — but he left open the possibility that could change if there are major concerns with the coronavirus pandemic.

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Source: Coronavirus updates: Murphy hints at tax hikes, schools might not reopen in Sept.; Will there be NFL football? What you need to know (July 11, 2020) – nj.com

Anyone asking why we need to pay higher taxes and the Gooferment Skrules will be closed!

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Radio Host ‘Karen’ Attacks Non-English-Speaking Workers, Gets Fired

2:06 PM PT — Dianna Ploss just got fired from her radio gig in New Hampshire. WSMN 1590 issued the following statement, “Dianna Ploss is no longer associated or affiliated in any way with  WSMN or Bartis-Russell Broadcasting, LLC.”

Source: Radio Host ‘Karen’ Attacks Non-English-Speaking Workers, Gets Fired

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I don’t understand why she felt she was the “language police”!

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The Great Covid-19 Deception and What You Need to Know to Survive, by Gary Heavin – The Unz Review

How does Big Pharma have so much control over the dissemination of this information or should I say propaganda? Well, the same answer pops up again, money. Big Pharma gave $2 billion dollars during the last election cycle to US politicians. Big AG, the military/security complex and big oil each gave only a paltry $1.0 billion dollars to buy the votes of our political leadership.

Source: The Great Covid-19 Deception and What You Need to Know to Survive, by Gary Heavin – The Unz Review

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FUN: 151 Photos Of Animals Having A Worse Day Than You

There are days when it feels like the world is going against you. You’re late for work, and the keys have just fallen into the drain hole. But day-breaking fails have been well documented in the history of humankind, and there’s a silent agreement not to talk about ‘em too much.

Source: 151 Photos Of Animals Having A Worse Day Than You

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Funny.

Last few days meant I could use a laugh!

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How Students Built a 16th-Century Engineer’s Book-Reading Machine – Atlas Obscura

“Some scholars say it’s the beginning of the idea of hypertext, the idea that a reader can sit in one spot and have access to multiple texts at once.” (That concept is all too familiar today, in the age of hyperlinks, search engines, and browser tabs.)

Source: How Students Built a 16th-Century Engineer’s Book-Reading Machine – Atlas Obscura

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No new ideas?  Just some that can NOT be made right now!

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Modifiable Risk Factors and Comorbidities for Severe COVID-19 Infection | NutritionFacts.org

There are things you can do right now to reduce your risk of falling seriously ill and dying from this disease.

Source: Modifiable Risk Factors and Comorbidities for Severe COVID-19 Infection | NutritionFacts.org

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A short video that is helpful in separating hype from fact!

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Senator Tim Scott slams Nancy Pelosi’s claim that Republicans are trying to get away with murder | Daily Mail Online

‘I thought to myself, ‘How in the world does this woman, standing in front of a $24,000 refrigerator, have the sense to jump into the bottomless pit of race politics? Why in the world would she want to do that?”

There’s only one answer, by the way, one answer,’ Scott continued. ‘It’s because she’s lived so long in a state of privilege that she has forgotten that it’s the Republican Party that voted more for the Civil Rights-era legislation than the Democrats.

Source: Senator Tim Scott slams Nancy Pelosi’s claim that Republicans are trying to get away with murder | Daily Mail Online

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I intend to donate to whomever challenges her for that seat!

Put my money where my mouth is!

She’s needs to be swept into History’s dustbin.

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Smart Society, Stupid People

Tyler Durden Sun, 06/21/2020 – 22:45 Authored by Jeffrey Tucker via The American Institute for Economic Research,

We’ve lived through the most bizarre experience of human folly in my lifetime, and perhaps in generations. Among the strangest aspects of this has been the near universal failure on the part of regular people, and even the appointed “experts” (the ones the government employs, in any case), to have internalized anything about the basics of viruses that my mother understands, thanks to her mother before who had a solid education in the subject after World War II.

Source: Smart Society, Stupid People

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This has been nothing but “good crisis not to waste” by the politicians and bureaucrats.  With the Big Media and “celebrities” piling on!

So stupid.  Maybe “they” need to load up the trains and clear out the gene pool?

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Botched Tests, $1,200 Checks for Dead Marred U.S. Virus Response

The Internal Revenue Service issued about 1.1 million economic stimulus payments worth $1.4 billion to people who have recently died, which largely went to their next of kin. The IRS has said that recipients of those payments should return the money, but many people may be unaware that they are required to do so.

Source: Botched Tests, $1,200 Checks for Dead Marred U.S. Virus Response

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Why am I NOT surprised?

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Safely opening PDFs received by e-mail (or fax?!)

Many election administrators in U.S. states and counties need to receive and open PDF files from voters. Some of these administrators receive these PDFs as e-mail attachments. These may be filled-out voter registration forms, or even voted ballots from UOCAVA (overseas and military) voters .

Source: Safely opening PDFs received by e-mail (or fax?!)

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“Internet return of voted ballots is inherently insecure; that’s a separate issue and I’ll discuss it below.”

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The internet was not designed to be secure.

No amount of kludges, bolt ons, or widgets is going to make it so.

To be secure, it needs to be re-engineered.

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Man died at hospital after relatives unplugged ventilator for air conditioner

The ventilator had a backup battery, but the man’s relatives didn’t tell doctors or nurses that they unplugged it, the medical superintendent at the government-run hospital told the outlet.

Source: Man died at hospital after relatives unplugged ventilator for air conditioner

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Easy rule of thumb — do NOT touch anything in the patient’s room.

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NEWJERSEY: “King” Murphy must be dethroned!

Tyler Durden Fri, 06/19/2020 – 23:40 Authored by Michael Lesher via Off-Guardian.org,

Growing up as I did in the Cold War, I still experience a special kind of shudder whenever I come across an anecdote like that of Katya Soldak, whose Soviet nursery school teacher once showed her class a photograph clipped from a Western newspaper, “depicting skinny [Russian] children in striped robes walking in a straight line.” The capitalists who printed that picture wanted people to think Soviet children were “treated like prisoners,” the teacher declared angrily, “when in reality the kids were on their way to a swimming pool in their bathrobes.” Which was a nice story (thought little Katya) — except that “I had never even seen a pool…. [T]hey existed in my mind as does an exotic animal or an unvisited city.” A time capsule from a remote dystopia?

Source: Lies, Damned Lies, & COVID-19

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On June 4, New Jersey’s Governor Murphy issued his third consecutive extension of what was supposed to be a thirty-day “state of emergency” he had originally declared — unilaterally — on March 9.

What was the “emergency” this time around? In the governor’s own words: “there has now been a decrease in the rate of reported new cases of COVID19 in New Jersey, in the total number of individuals being admitted to hospitals for COVID19, and in the rate of reproduction for COVID19 infections in New Jersey.” Got that? New cases, hospitalizations, even the “rate of reproduction” for the virus are all on the wane throughout Murphy’s jurisdiction. (And have been for months.)

Yet in today’s Newspeak, that’s an “emergency” — enough to justify another month of democracy-free rule by executive fiat.

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It seems that the various politicians and bureaucrats have become too big and powerful.

Only the indignation of patriots can put them in their place.

In HELL!

Vote them out.  Impeach them.  Where are Initiative, Referendum, and Recall when you need them?

Anyone remember Hands Across New Jersey and the McGrevey “toilet paper tax”?

Where are today’s patriots?

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Rescuers Save Baby Lion Who Had His Legs Broken To Take Pictures With Tourists

Recently a sad story about a little lion surfaced on the internet. This adorable lion cub was taken away from his mother when he was only a few months old. He was taken away to be used as a tourist attraction. The horrible people that stole him broke his leg and wounded his spine so that he wouldn’t be able to run away or struggle when tourists took pictures with him.

Source: Rescuers Save Baby Lion Who Had His Legs Broken To Take Pictures With Tourists

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Has to be a special place in Hell for people like these.  I hope Putin will help them “understand” cruelty.

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Strategic Allocation of Coin Inventories

The Federal Reserve is working on several fronts to mitigate the effects of low coin inventories. This includes managing the allocation of existing Fed inventories, working with the Mint, as issuing authority, to minimize coin supply constraints and maximize coin production capacity, and encouraging depository institutions to order only the coin they need to meet near‐term customer demand. Depository institutions also can help replenish inventories by removing barriers to consumer deposits of loose and rolled coins. Although the Federal Reserve is confident that the coin inventory issues will resolve once the economy opens more broadly and the coin supply chain returns to normal circulation patterns, we recognize that these measures alone will not be enough to resolve near‐term issues.

Source: Strategic Allocation of Coin Inventories

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Maybe my horde of nickels might command a premium now?

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“This Is Just F–king Unbelievable!”: Bankrupt Hertz Is a Pandemic Zombie | Vanity Fair

In a company in the midst of coronavirus-caused bankruptcy, where stockholders are likely to be wiped out, there are weird signs of life—worthless stock ticking up, an equity offering. But betting on an undead company is a very bad idea.

Source: “This Is Just F–king Unbelievable!”: Bankrupt Hertz Is a Pandemic Zombie | Vanity Fair

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SO SOU ME

“It’s one thing for speculators to speculate before the existing Hertz shares get delisted, which the New York Stock Exchange has ordered … It’s quite another for the debtor—Hertz—to take advantage of its own badly misinformed shareholders by attempting to sell them new equity, knowing for sure that stockholders will get wiped out after a plan of reorganization is agreed to, leaving them with nary a sou. It’s easily one of the more cynical financial ploys to come along in a season filled with cynical financial ploys. (And Hertz even admits in its prospectus that the investors in the offering could get wiped out in the bankruptcy.)” Vanity Fair: ‘This Is Just F–king Unbelievable!: Bankrupt Hertz Is a Pandemic Zombie.

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This is dirty pool!

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Black Lives Matter supporter carries ‘far-Right’ protester at London Waterloo station | Daily Mail Online

A man identified as a far-right protester has been carried to safety from protestors as animosity was briefly set aside on a day of clashes in London between rival groups and police.

Following violent clashes in Trafalgar Square, Black Lives Matter protestors and some counter protestors headed over the River Thames towards Waterloo Station.

Source: Black Lives Matter supporter carries ‘far-Right’ protester at London Waterloo station | Daily Mail Online

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We need to punish the violent and reward the peacemakers like this person.

We need more peace!

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Streaming Is Laying Bare How Big ISPs, Big Tech, and Big Media Work Together Against Users

HBO Max is incredible. Not because it is good, but because of how many problems with the media landscape it epitomizes. If you ever had trouble seeing where monopoly, net neutrality, and technology intertwine, well then thanks, I guess, to AT&T for its achievement in HBO Max.

Source: Streaming Is Laying Bare How Big ISPs, Big Tech, and Big Media Work Together Against Users

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This lack of choice means that there is no reason for AT&T or any of the other large ISPs to have a better quality product or better customer service. They know we will pay because in 2020, nearly all of us need Internet access at home. Any Internet service will sell just fine, and it’s more lucrative, in the short term, for ISPs to offer slow, expensive Internet than fast, good Internet.

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Sounds like the Gooferment “anti-trust” folks are in the hip pocket of Big Tech.  And, “We, The Sheeple” get screwed.

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Liberty Must Survive in Good Times and Bad Times, by Sean Gangol

We have a series of cases where governors and local officials have violated the First Amendment rights of church goers. In Kentucky we have seen the police record the license plate numbers of those who chose to attend Easter sermons. In Mississippi, the local police decided to disrupt church services that were delivered to a congregation that never left their cars. Recently, the mayor of Chicago authorized a full-scale raid against a black church that was holding services in her city. Sadly, it’s not just church goers that have had their rights violated. In Colorado there was a father who found himself handcuffed by the police for breaking social distancing rules when he played catch with his own daughter in the park. Yeah, you read that correctly, his own daughter. Even in my hometown of Houston you have Lina Hidalgo, the Judge of Harris County who is so overzealous that she needs to be consistently reminded by Governor Abbot and the higher courts that she doesn’t have the authority to release criminal inmates onto the streets, fine people for not wearing masks in public or single handedly passing a voting by mail initiative. In Dallas Abbot had to intervene when Dallas officials wanted to put a salon owner in jail for seven days for opening her shop a week before all hair grooming businesses were allowed to reopen in Texas. I do feel lucky living in a state that has a Governor and higher courts with enough sense to keep overzealous officials in their place.

Source: Liberty Must Survive in Good Times and Bad Times, by Sean Gangol

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Guess we can just scrap that pesky old First Amendment and move on to completely eliminating the Second one.

Then, the elite can start planning the trains to the camps!

“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand? . . .” — Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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Hobby Lobby closing all stores, issuing mass furloughs

In a statement posted on the company website on Friday afternoon, Hobby Lobby announced it will furlough “nearly all store employees” without pay and “is ending emergency leave pay and suspending use of company provided paid time off benefits and vacation.”

Source: Hobby Lobby closing all stores, issuing mass furloughs

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I foresee a lot of lawsuits and Gooferment regulatory action.

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Elmer Fudd stripped of rifle in new Looney Tunes cartoon series

Fudd, known for his own catchphrase, “Shhh. Be vewy, vewy quiet. I’m hunting wabbits,” gets outsmarted by Bugs at every turn, even though he’s always had his trusty shotgun at his side — until now.“

We’re not doing guns,” Peter Browngardt, executive producer of the new series, told the New York Times. “But we can do cartoony violence — TNT, the Acme stuff. All of that was kind of grandfathered in.”

Source: Elmer Fudd stripped of rifle in new Looney Tunes cartoon series

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Can’t come up with an original idea so then they revise it to make it “politically correct”.  Argh!

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Two Genetically Identical Twins Separately Ate Vegan And Meat-Heavy Diets For 12 Weeks, Then Compared Their Results

Einstein famously talked about a “twin paradox,” where one identical twin gets sent out into space in a high-speed rocket, and the other remains on Earth. In the experiment, due to spatial relativity, the Earth twin would age more.

Source: Two Genetically Identical Twins Separately Ate Vegan And Meat-Heavy Diets For 12 Weeks, Then Compared Their Results

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Interesting comparison over a short time.

I’m convinced plant-based is the way to go.

Now if I just could do it!

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Handicap parking

Anyone else annoyed with handicap-parking abuse?

I see perfectly fine “weightlifters” with “handicapped” placards. Big Ford 250s with “handicapped” plates. And one neighbor with a placard for each of her three cars.

Have the police ever wrote a ticket for this type of abuse?

My suggestion is to put the eligible person’s picture on the placard. Then the Usurpers could be easily detected.

As a little L libertarian, without the Gooferment this abide would be-non-existent. But how could the Gooferment signal its “compassion”?

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Another top general slams Donald Trump: Former chairman of the joint chiefs Martin Dempsey | Daily Mail Online

‘The idea that the military would be called in to dominate and to suppress what, for the most part, were peaceful protests — admittedly, where some had opportunistically turned them violent — and that the military would somehow come in and calm that situation was very dangerous to me,’ he added.

Source: Another top general slams Donald Trump: Former chairman of the joint chiefs Martin Dempsey | Daily Mail Online

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Well this seems to be getting out of control.  In our Constitutional republic, the State governors have the responsibility to maintain the peace.  DJT45 may have overstepped his bounds.

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Coronavirus IS man-made,says ex-head of MI6 Sir Richard Dearlove | Daily Mail Online

Ex-MI6 chief Sir Richard Dearlove said he believes that Covid-19 is man-madeHe cited an ‘important’ report which claims virus was manufactured in a lab Believes China could be forced to pay ‘reparations’ to the rest of the world

Source: Coronavirus IS man-made,says ex-head of MI6 Sir Richard Dearlove | Daily Mail Online

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Sounds like a reasonable assertion!

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NEWJERSEY: N.J. Borrowing Bill Could Lead to Statewide Property Tax Surcharges | Lavallette-Seaside Shorebeat

“Just when you thought you heard everything,” said Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger (R-Monmouth), the bill “would allow the state to borrow five billion dollars without voter approval that would add a statewide surcharge to everyone’s property tax bill.”

Source: N.J. Borrowing Bill Could Lead to Statewide Property Tax Surcharges | Lavallette-Seaside Shorebeat

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Sorry, but the borrowing must stop.  The spending must be cut!  The Labor Unions, especially the Teachers Union, have a stranglehold on the legislator.

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ECONOMICS: EconomicPolicyJournal.com: We May Be Heading Towards a Post-Dollar World

This is providing a massive amount of new dollars to bid for goods and services in the U.S. that suggests very strong price inflation ahead. In addition, these dollars, in addition to the dollars directly provided overseas, will also put downward pressure on the greenback on foreign exchange markets that will provide even more incentive for many global actors to ditch the dollar as the reserve currency. If the move away from the dollar picks up steam, the end of the dollar as a reserve currency may not be far behind.

Source: EconomicPolicyJournal.com: We May Be Heading Towards a Post-Dollar World

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Where will all those new “dollars” go if NOT into higher consumer prices (i.e., more “dollars” chasing fewer consumer goods)?

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