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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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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RANT: Time to defund the FBI acting like the Keystone Kops

https://nypost.com/2021/06/23/fbi-tears-new-yorkers-life-into-shreds-devine/

OPINION 
FBI tears innocent New Yorker’s life into shreds after Jan. 6: Devine
By Miranda Devine
June 23, 2021 | 10:39pm | Updated

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Joseph Bolanos was a pillar of his community. President of his Upper West Side block association for the past 23 years, he looked out for his neighbors during the pandemic. He dropped off masks and kept extra heaters in his rent-controlled apartment for seniors. He raised morale with a weekly street dance to show his support for essential workers. 

A Red Cross volunteer after the 9/11 attacks, the 69-year-old security consultant once received a police commendation for heroism after saving a woman from being mugged. 

Unmarried, and caring for his 94-year-old mother, he was a well-loved character in the quiet residential area. 

But now his neighbors think he is a domestic terrorist. 

Yes, he attended then-President Donald Trump’s rally in Washington, DC, on Jan. 6, but he never entered the Capitol. He was in a friend’s room at the JW Marriott a 30-minute walk away when the Capitol breach occurred. 

Nonetheless, he was raided in February by the FBI anti-terrorism task force, handcuffed, paraded and detained for three hours while his apartment was ransacked and all his devices confiscated. Four months later, he hasn’t been charged and doesn’t have his devices back, but his neighbors are shunning him, and he’s had two strokes from the stress. 

“It’s destroyed my reputation,” he says. “I’m not a violent invader … I do not condone the criminality and violence on [Jan. 6] whatsoever.” 

The FBI told Bolanos he was raided because of a tip to the Jan. 6 hotline from a neighbor who said he had overheard him “boasting” about being at the Capitol. 

An FBI agent phoned Bolanos the Sunday after the riot and left a message. He returned the call the next day, but never heard back. 

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If EVER contacted by “law enforcement”, your next contact should be with a criminal defense lawyer.  PERIOD!

Don’t talk to them ever.  And if your lawyer demands audio and video recording, they’ll never talk to you.

See that deprives them their ability to lie about you or what you said.

Argh!

Time to shut the FBI down and completely rethink their “mission”.

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RANT: When will Fauci, the D’s, and “Main Street Media” be called to account about Hydroxychloroquine?

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2021/06/19/peter-navarro-lobs-a-serious-allegation-about-anthony-fauci-over-hydroxychloroqui-n2590853

Former Trump Official Slices Fauci Apart Over Hydroxychloroquine Fiasco
Matt Vespa | @mvespa1 | Posted: Jun 19, 2021 6:00 AM

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Navarro goes on to accuse Fauci and the liberal media of being complicit in tens of thousands of negligent homicides as this treatment has been confirmed to be effective. It’s another reason to hate Fauci. It’s another example showing how bad he is at his job. The man was wrong about testing, the vaccine (he thought we didn’t need one), and masks. He admits in emails that the masks we all wore for a year did nothing to curb the spread. Only Fauci can explain why he did what he did on COVID. He lied. He was biased. He is the poster child for the death of medical expertise. They got political. They wanted Trump gone, but now the population, except for woke liberals, have rightfully turned their backs on these political clowns. They’re not doctors. They’re DNC operatives. With COVID over, you can mute Fauci on your televisions. 

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My guess is NEVER!

Doesn’t make it right but it was all about raiding the Taxpayers’ pocketbook!

Argh!

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RANT: What happened to “fair use”?

https://nypost.com/2021/06/15/how-insane-decision-ruined-novak-djokovics-viral-french-open-moment/

How ‘insane’ decision ruined Novak Djokovic’s viral French Open moment
By James Mathey, News.com.au

  • Angry tennis fans have accused the sport of shooting itself in the foot by taking unnecessary action over one of the best moments from Sunday’s French Open men’s final.

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Following his French Open win, Novak Djokovic gave a young boy his racket. Getty Images

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Novak Djokovic took another step towards cementing his GOAT status with an incredible five-set win over Stefanos Tsitsipas to claim Grand Slam title No. 19. But the real highlight was a young fan’s reaction when the Serb gave him his racket after the match.

The boy was overwhelmed with emotion, absolutely losing it as the cameras zoomed in.

“He was in my ear the entire match, basically, especially when I was two sets to love down,” Djokovic said at his post-match press conference. “He was encouraging me, he was actually giving me tactics as well.

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Footage of the exchange quickly went viral, receiving millions of views on social media. However, the French Tennis Federation later pulled down the video from accounts that had shared it, citing a copyright infringement.

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I guess “We, The Sheeple” need to let the advertisers know what was does that they paid the bill for.  I bet good boycott threat might lead to a sudden reversal.

Nice to see a champion athlete not acting like an ass!

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RANT: Hold China accountable for the WuFlu damage

https://www.breitbart.com/asia/2021/06/11/9-ways-unrelated-wuhan-lab-china-created-pandemic/

9 Ways China Created a Pandemic that Have Nothing to Do with the Wuhan Lab
FRANCES MARTEL
11 Jun 2021

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The resurgence of a theory that the Chinese coronavirus first began infecting people through an accident at China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) has rekindled outrage towards Beijing but presents the danger of obscuring the many actions China took to spread the disease regardless of where it originated.

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  • Turning a Blind Eye to Illegal Wildlife Sales in Wet Markets
  • Destroying All Early Virus Samples
  • Arresting and Silencing Wuhan Doctors for Warning of a Disease Outbreak
  • Failing to Test and Isolate Potential Coronavirus Patients
  • Hosting a “Family-Style” Banquet for 130,000 People a Month into the Pandemic
  • Cutting Domestic Flights, Letting 5 Million People Leave Wuhan
  • Blocking Warnings from Taiwan to the W.H.O. that the Virus Was Contagious
  • Telling the W.H.O. the Virus Was Not Contagious
  • Selling Faulty PPE, Test Kits, Vaccines to the World

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Regardless of where the WuFlu started, “the World” should hold China accountable for its actions that made it worse.

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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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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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RANT: For the “you had one job” folder

https://www.theepochtimes.com/california-controller-wrote-49-million-checks-but-claims-she-cant-locate-any-of-them_3814923.html?utm_source=partner&utm_campaign=BonginoReport

California Controller Wrote 49 Million Checks – Says She Can’t Locate Any of Them

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What does she “control”?

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RANT: France has a lot to be ashamed of too!

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9570845/Unseen-pictures-Frances-role-rounding-Jews-luring-fake-forms.html

France’s dark role in rounding up Jews: Previously-unseen pictures show men boarding a train in Paris watched by SS ‘Final Solution’ chief after thousands were lured to ‘routine registrations’ then arrested by French officials

  • The ‘green ticket round-up’ saw Jews in Paris invited for a ‘status review’ which appeared to be a formality
  • When they arrived, the Jews were immediately arrested and sent away to internment camps in France
  • They were held for as long as a year in the camps before they were sent to Auschwitz where they were killed
  • Photos of the round-up taken by a German soldier on a propaganda mission have been recently discovered

By JACK NEWMAN FOR MAILONLINE and AFP
PUBLISHED: 11:02 EDT, 12 May 2021 | UPDATED: 13:18 EDT, 12 May 2021

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Remember this when you think of the poor Americans of Japanese descent who were rounded up.

Gooferment politicians and bureaucrats can NEVER be trusted.

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RANT: Everything gets politicized and MLB jumped in with both feet

https://www.mlb.com/news/2021-all-star-game-draft-relocated

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Major League Baseball announced on Friday that it will relocate the 2021 All-Star Game and MLB Draft, originally scheduled to take place in Atlanta, to a to-be-determined location.

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I’m really tired of “sports” getting “politicized”!

When I want “political advice”, I certainly wouldn’t ask a baseball bureaucrat.  When I want “baseball advice”, I certainly wouldn’t ask a Gooferment politician or bureaucrat.

The “We, The Sheeple” of Georgia are very capable of taking the proverbial paddle to their representatives’ butts in the next election. Everyone else should butt out.

Baring some Constitutional challenge, which will take a decade to sort out, it can be taken car3e of without MLB’s “help”.

Not everything is a “crisis” and not everything is a “Federal case”.

Let the citizens in Georgia sort out the facts and decide the policies that govern in Georgia.

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RANTING: How can the media report that there is “no evidence” of fraud?

https://thepostmillennial.com/watch-georgia-hearings-on-voter-fraud

WATCH: Georgia voter fraud hearing features explosive allegations of ballot stuffing, corrupt supervisor
Libby Emmons Brooklyn, NY
December 3, 2020 2:56 PM

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After the GOP observers left, per instruction, Pick said that they went to a central tabulation center, where they heard from a news crew that counting had continued, and that not everyone had left. The GOP poll watchers went back to State Farm Arena, and witnessed people leaving at that time.

Pick narrated the video of what went on after the dismissal of the poll observers, saying “Once the coast is clear, they are going to pull ballots out from underneath a table.” Pick showed footage in which the remaining poll watchers pulled boxes of ballots out from under tables, and began running those through the scanning tabulation machines.

Pick said that after the observers left, the remaining workers “move[d] into action and began scanning ballots.” This was allegedly not under any observation other than the surveillance cameras.

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This is what one would expect of elections in the Third World, Russia, or China.

Why is this allowed to happen here?

It’s criminal!

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RANTING: NFL is self-destructing

https://newsbusters.org/blogs/culture/jay-maxson/2020/12/03/fans-disappearing-nfl-stupidly-continues-down-self-destructive

Fans Disappearing As NFL Stupidly Continues Down Self-Destructive Road
Jay Maxson
December 3rd, 2020 1:14 PM

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Who wants to watch spoiled, over-paid jocks who’ve turned pregame ceremonies meant to honor America into anti-American protests?

Who wants to read social justice messages on playing fields and players’ helmets touting criminals and trashing public safety officers?

Who delights in watching lightly punished criminals compete in sports? Or idiots like Odell Beckham Jr. simulating urinating on the president?

Over the last several months, NFL players have been arrested for DUI, domestic violence, battery, disorderly conduct, hit-and-run, drugs, armed robbery, vandalism, drug violations (see photo of Denver’s Melvin Gordon, arrested in October for drunk driving). When these players add Black Lives Matter activism to their sorry acts, it only alienates more fans. On top of all this, we’re just a couple months away from yet another women-degrading bozo disgracing the Super Bowl halftime stage.

So, NFL, continue on down this self-destructive path you’re on while your sorry house continues to burn down.

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Argh!

I’m sure that people don’t like their circuses interrupted with self-righteous pontifications by spoiled brats.

Argh!

When will “We, The Sheeple” ever learn!

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RANT: The “Delphic Oracle” problem — Predict but can’t change

2019-Jun-28

Anyone else find that they can “predict” the future, but are powerless to change it.

I call it the “Delphic Oracle” problem.

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The Delphic Oracle was the most influential religious site in the ancient Greek world.  Speaking from a tripod in a crypt under the temple of Apollo at Delphi, the priestess called the Pythia acted as a medium for the god, and spoke the divine prophecies while in a state of trance or possession. 

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When people ask the Oracle a question, they got a cryptic answer and the heard what the wanted. 

Sometimes when people pose a “problem” to me, I give them my best answer. And then they go off and do what they want.

Often, I can foresee the consequences of choices — no great skill to “foresee” a disaster from an “obviously” bad choice — but it’s frustrating that you can’t prevent the disaster.

Argh!

Maybe the solution is to just stop “advising” or “predicting” and  just say “no opinion” or some other weasel words or platitudes.

Argh!

“Hmmm, that’s an interesting question, or situation, what do you think is the best course of action?”

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RANT: Why I don’t pledge!

On Fri, Apr 5, 2019 at 11:27 AM Thomas Briscoe wrote:

Begin forwarded message:
From: <Richard Prezioso>
Date: Apr 5, 2019 at 11:11 AM
To: <tennistitan>
Subject: Fwd: Yes Or No

Begin forwarded message:

From: Walter Olsewski 
Date: April 4, 2019 at 2:17:27 PM EDT
To: “Robert J. Byrnes” 
Subject: Re: Yes Or No

I vote yes. 

On Thu, Apr 4, 2019 at 2:04 PM Robert J. Byrnes <byrnesrj@optonline.net> wrote:

Begin forwarded message:
From: Ben J 
Date: April 3, 2019 at 8:56:25 AM EDT
To: undisclosed-recipients: ;
Subject: Fwd: Yes Or No

This vote only requires you to forward it to someone else for it to be counted.

As many of you are aware, the Knights of Columbus submitted to congress that the words “Under God” should be added to our pledge of allegiance.  Both Houses of Congress passed the law and it was signed by President Eisenhower in 1954.  The information below was based on a poll taken by NBC on what percentage should keep the words in our pledge versus the percent who want it removed.

If you read this and agree that “under God” should be left in the pledge, then just forward it to others and you have voted for it to be left in.  If you delete it and don’t forward it you are voting NO to “under God…”  Easy, huh?

“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

86% to keep God in the Pledge of Allegiance and 14% against.  That is a pretty commanding’ public response.

Why should our Nation cater to 14%?

If you agree, pass this on. If not, simply delete.

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MY RESPONSE:

Sorry, but “no”.

If one, as a citizen, pledges “allegiance”, then one assumes that there is some type of “social contract”.  In order for there to be a “contract”, Judge Judy says there has to be a meeting of the minds and considerations exchanged.  The State, in return for my allegiance, is supposed to protect me from aggression.  Yet, in its own courts, <<<Warren v. District of Columbia[1] (444 A.2d. 1, D.C. Ct. of Ap. 1981) >>> held that the Government police do not owe a specific duty to provide police services to citizens based on the public duty doctrine.

Hence, I think the current Gooferment has violated the terms of any “social contract”.   It has also, with reckless disregard, exceeded its Consititutional limitations.  

Therefore, I refer to Lysander Spooner  — 

“Inasmuch as the Constitution was never signed, nor agreed to, by anybody, as a contract, and therefore never bound anybody, and is now binding upon nobody; and is, moreover, such an one as no people can ever hereafter be expected to consent to, except as they may be forced to do so at the point of the bayonet, it is perhaps of no importance what its true legal meaning, as a contract, is. Nevertheless, the writer thinks it proper to say that, in his opinion, the Constitution is no such instrument as it has generally been assumed to be; but that by false interpretations, and naked usurpations, the government has been made in practice a very widely, and almost wholly, different thing from what the Constitution itself purports to authorize. He has heretofore written much, and could write much more, to prove that such is the truth. But whether the Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain – that it has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it. In either case, it is unfit to exist.” Lysander Spooner (1808-1887), No Treason (1870) http://praxeology.net/LS-NT-6.htm#no.6 

 — that it’s time for a “revolution” to put the evil genie BACK in the bottle or Pandora’s box.

I do NOT consent.

“I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.” ― Robert A. Heinlein

All this being sad, I’m too old and weak to to fight the Leviathan State alone.  But that doesn’t mean I have to go along willing “when they load us on the trains to the camps.”

From my cold dead hands.
Crazy Old Ferd

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TO MY OLD HIGH SKRULE CHUM WHO SENT THIS TO ME, I INCLUDED:

P.S.: “And when we die, and you are sent to heaven for doing your conscience, and I am sent to hell for not doing mine, will you come with me, for fellowship?” Paul Scofield as Thomas More in “A Man for All Seasons” (1966)

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And, when it’s said, or the National Anthem is sung, I’ll stand respectfully to all the women and men who died, or spilled their blood, to protect the ideals of the nation.  They may have been misguided, deceived by politicians and bureaucrats, and betrayed by their fellow countrymen, but they deserve my respect for their sacrifice. I am morally responsible for these casualties happening. 

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Saints-Rams controversy: NFL allowed refs to steal Super Bowl berth

Same with the Saints. And blaming referees is almost always a loser’s lament. Except when a call this terrible comes in an elimination game. Then, it’s larceny. The NFL had been begging for something like this for years as the quality of its officiating eroded amid weekly yelps and protests. It was bound to happen sometime, to some team.

It happened to the Saints. They were robbed.

Source: Saints-Rams controversy: NFL allowed refs to steal Super Bowl berth

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Zebra ball at its best!

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RANT: EFFector

Corporate Speech Police Are Not the Answer to Online Hate

A coalition of civil rights and public interest groups recently issued policies they believe Internet intermediaries should adopt to try to address hate online. There’s a lot to like about these proposals; indeed, they reflect some of the principles EFF and others have supported for years—notably the opportunity for users to appeal content moderation decisions, and expanded transparency from corporate platforms, and we look forward to working together to push them forward. But there’s much to worry about too.

Source: EFFector

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Corporations are creations of the Gooferment.  Hence, shouldn’t they be held to account.

ALSO, if they are exercising “editorial control”, don’t they lose the “safe harbor” given to “network operators”?

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RANT: The Boomless Bombs, by L. Neil Smith

Eight or nine suspicious packages are “delivered” to the addresses of various prominent Democrat opinion leaders and “strategists”. (I’ll bet that Michael Moore and Rosie O’Donnell are furious as hell that they didn’t get one, when Maxine Waters got three.) The round-heeled mass media, including the Murdoch-owned and-controlled Fox “News” Network immediately mischaracterize them as “bombs”. But they are not bombs. I repeat, they are not bombs. They have no ignition devices. They can’t go off. It’s like accusing a eunuch of rape.Think hard now: exactly who does that serve?Scum-sucking leftist politicos in lockstep, along with their bottom-feeding accomplices in the mealy-mouthed media begin to blame these “bombs” on Donald Trump, claiming that he has created “an atmosphere of violence” with his demands that Hillary Clinton, a known felon, be locked up for her criminal behavior, for destroying the legislative foundations of the socialist Utopia they had all looked forward to ruling for a century, and for pointing out that the news floozies and gentlemen-of-the evening in the “legacy” (meaning leftover) media are not friends of the American people, to whom they’ve been lying for at least fifty years, or of their liberties under the Constitution and American tradition.In fact, Trump has created an atmosphere of blunt truth.

Source: The Boomless Bombs, by L. Neil Smith

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You always have ask “cui bono”!

We have the “migrant caravan”, “the bombless bombs”, and the Pittsburgh shootings.  All in quick 1, 2, 3 order.

To distract us from a midterm election that can “neuter” DJT45’s ability to “drain the swamp”.

Argh!

How come when an R is in the White House everything is his fault?

Argh!

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RANT: The “social media” ARE utter frauds, regressive cheats, and petty censors

Letter from L. Neil Smith
Dear Ken,

Twitter, it says here, has kicked the amazing actor and articulate political pundit James Woods off its vaunted platform for no other reason than that he writes truths that make the left all butt-squirmy. To me, this is the absolute last straw. These “social media” things originally presented themselves as futuristic channels of free and open communication. They are, instead, utter frauds, regressive cheats, and petty censors, stuck in the discredited and obsolete collectivist past, determined to drag everybody else back there with them.

They are also corporations, and, as such, fully as subject Bill of Rights limitations as any other tentacle of the government.

As a lifelong libertarian thinker and writer, I hate, loathe, and despise regulation of any kind. But I hate this elementary school neo-puritanism even worse. I hate some snotty asshole snatching my mail out of my mailbox. I want to hear what James Woods has to say, and I don’t buy a single syllable of the pseudo-tech bullshit they spew as an excuse for trying to control people’s lives.

I have fought censorship all my life. If Twitter fails to restore Woods’ account and never bothers him or anybody like him—Alex Jones, for example—ever again, I will begin to advocate publicly that it—and other enterprises like Facebook, Youtube, and Google itself be seized by Federal Marshals and turned over to the US Postal System. At least they pretended to mind their own damned business, and you could be locked up for messing with a mailbox.

Please pass it on.

L. Neil Smith, author of The Probability Broach 
and The Lando Calrissian Adventures, et al. 
lneil@netzero.com

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I agree!

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RANTING: “Leave no man behind”? WTH happened!

2018-Sep-05

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2018/09/ron-unz/john-mccain-when-tokyo-rose-ran-for-president/

John McCain: When “Tokyo Rose” Ran for President
By Ron Unz — The Unz Review — September 4, 2018

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However, those new doubts about McCain were still in my mind a few months later when I stumbled upon Sidney Schanberg’s massively documented expose about McCain’s role in the POW/MIA cover up, a vastly greater scandal. This time I was presented with a mountain of hard evidence gathered by one of America’s greatest wartime journalists, a Pulitzer Prize winning former top editor at The New York Times. In the years since then, other leading journalists have praised Schanberg’s remarkable research, now giving his conclusions the combined backing of four New York Times Pulitzer Prizes, while two former Republican Congressmen who had served on the Intelligence Committee have also strongly corroborated his account

In 1993 the front page of the New York Times broke the story that a Politburo transcript found in the Kremlin archives fully confirmed the existence of the additional POWs, and when interviewed on the PBS Newshour former National Security Advisors Henry Kissinger and Zbigniew Brzezinski admitted that the document was very likely correct and that hundreds of America’s Vietnam POWs had indeed been left behind. In my opinion, the reality of Schanberg’s POW story is now about as solidly established as anything can be that has not yet received an official blessing from the American mainstream media. And the total dishonesty of that media regarding both the POW story and McCain’s leading role in the later cover up soon made me very suspicious of all those other claims regarding John McCain’s supposedly heroic war record. Our American Pravda is simply not to be trusted on any “touchy” topics.

*** end quote ***

At every post meeting of the American Legion across the nation, the POWs & MIAs are remembered.

It was unspoken that McCain had prevented their return.

He was a politician — nothing more, nothing less. 

We are taught to “never speak ill of the dead”! 

“Before you speak ask yourself if what you are going to say is true, is kind, is necessary, is helpful. If the answer is no, maybe what you are about to say should be left unsaid.” — Bernard Meltzer
https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/bernard_meltzer_157511

True, ✔.  Kind, ✖. Necessary, ✔. Helpful, ✔.

It would seem needed and necessary to reaffirm the “no man left behind” policy and declassify all the documents related to it.

I plan to beat my “modest drum” to get an accounting.

Argh!

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RANT: Wikipedia goes the way of Snopes

http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/02/01/five-of-the-best-examples-of-left-wing-bias-on-wikipedia-in-2017/

Five of the Best Examples of Left-wing Bias on Wikipedia in 2017
by T.D. ADLER 1 Feb 2018

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Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales believes the Wikipedia model can help salvage journalistic integrity, but in the year since Donald Trump took office as President of the United States, the online encyclopedia has instead proven unable to even restrain its own biased editing community.

A look back on five of the biggest cases of political bias that gripped the site in 2017 should discourage anyone from looking to Wikipedia as a source for reliable and neutral information on the political topics of the day.

1. Instructor at Berkeley sending students on anti-Trump editing spree

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​Sadly, I like the concept of Wikipedia. But like Snopes, the hard left tilt has destroyed it’s value for me.

I made some donations to Wikipedia in the past but no more. 

So sad, to see a great idea, aka like the internet version of Library of Alexandria, go astray.

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RANT: Perhaps “the hoodie” took a dive?

https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/patriots/2018/02/05/bill-belichick-owes-patriot-nation-explanation/6AWmsaZ4MWVpXbIhToaNMM/story.html

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​Trouble in PAT’s land?

I wonder if Bill threw the game in a fit of pique about having to trade Garofalo?​

The PAT’s O and D coords may be moving on. Perhaps “the hoodie” is too?

I wouldn’t be surprised to see him in San Fran!

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RANT: We need more makers and less takers

http://keywestlou.com/this-pussy-grabs-back

THIS PUSSY GRABS BACK
Posted on January 21, 2018 by keywestlou

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Words that reflecte what we were as a country for one hundred years are becoming meaningless. I refer to the Statue of Liberty…..Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses.

There are those who only want the well educated to arrive at our shores. Those that can be of immediate value. My grandparents and mother were poor uneducated southern Italians. Not doctors, lawyers, scientists, etc. Hard working laborers.

My mother at 13 worked 14 hours a day in a shoe factory in New York City. The men dug the sewer lines, prepared the streets for trolley car tracks, dug ditches, etc.

Their descendants became the doctors, lawyers and Indian chiefs!

If only the intelligentsia are admitted, who is going to do the low paying dirty work?

The political bickering is bitter. Each side pointing the finger. Being an elected official has lost its luster. Congress for example is a battlefield. Corruption exists. Job satisfaction lacking. A job well done not part of the mix.

The unqualified will be elected. It is already happening. Nothing will get done.

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I think the words on the Statue still apply.

Unfortunately, the Democrats have created a welfare state. (The Republicans have created a welfare state.) Which attracts not those “yearning to be free”, but those wanting to sponge off the system. At the same time, our own native born have learned “helplessness” with the dole. (Similar to what is happening in England!) And, a large segment of the population (of various hues) is revolting.

We need more “makers”; not more “takers”. (And, I include the non-brown people in that. As well as, the native-born “takers”, who probably through no fault of their own, have “learned” in Gooferment Skrules to be “disabled”.)

As EVIDENCE, I offer the many studies that show certain immigrants arrive in the USA with nothing (no money; no education; no friends; no family) and in a few decades are middle-class or rich. I personally know two examples of this who diligently work their butts off to accomplish that. Hell, they are better off now than I am. (And, who by the way, despite their children going to Gooferment Skrules, DEMANDED that their children learn, by ASSIGNING them more “homework”. The one child once showed me how she had done EVERY problem in her math book, while her Mom stood behind her beaming.)

And, on the topic of “shitholes”, why do we think those folks want to come here anyway? And Booker, the ex-mayor of Newark, only has to look at his city as an exemplar of “shitholes”. Why are many inner city “shitholes” run by the Democratic machines?

Sorry, but “we” need to end the “welfare / warfare” state, as implemented by both “major parties”. “Charity” done by the Gooferment is immoral, ineffective, and inefficient. And they are untrustworthy as well. The geniuses, who created welfare, destroyed the black community. Remember that purpose of Prussian-system Gooferment Skrules was to get cannon fodder for the Army, willing morons for the factories, and useful idiots to vote for and be led by the elite.

We need everyone, who wants to work hard and “melt into” being an unhyphenated American. As usual, the Gooferment can’t distinguish between them and criminals. Between them and parasites. Between good and bad.

Argh!

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RANT: Disband the Federal Gooferment’s “private armies”

The FBI has become, along with other “deep state”agencies like the IRS, a political Praetorian Guard. I have read the constitution and find no authority for the Federal Gooferment to have this, and many other, private armies. DJT45, who for the wrong reasons, may be correct to disband the FBI. Let the States do their job of “police work”.

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