POLITICAL: The “lockdown” was to defeat the “Bad Orange Man”


LA County’s Public Health Director Accidentally Admits What Many Suspected About Lockdowns
by Tyler Durden
Fri, 09/11/2020 – 22:20
Authored by Andrea Widburg via AmericanThinker.com,

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A Democrat bureaucrat finally said what we all have known to be the truth: The Wuhan virus limitations that Democrat politicians and bureaucrats have imposed on Americans will go away after the election because that was the plan all along.

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There is no scientific connection between the election and the Wuhan virus. There is, however, a cynical connection between the lockdown and the election. The Democrats know that, and Ferrer finally said it out loud. If you’ve suffered from the lockdown, be sure to remember that the Democrats did it on purpose.

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Wonder if “We, The Sheeple” will recognize that this was a “health theater”?

They should all burn in Hell for the death, destruction, and turmoil they have caused!


CHROMEBOOK: LaCros “fixes” “end of life” on Chromebooks?


LaCros Will Change the Way We Use Chromebook
September 12, 2020 by Dinsan Francis | Last Modified: September 12, 2020 

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It will stop getting updates when your Chromebook reaches end of life.

Using a browser that no longer gets software updates is not a safe thing to do. With this change, Google can continue to give you Chrome updates even after stopping support for Chrome OS on your Chromebook.

But that’s not what I am excited about

I use two Chrome profiles on my Mac. One has my personal account. The second profile has the Google account that I use for the blog (Analytics and Search Console, etc).

Whenever I have to switch between these two profiles to complete tasks, I tend to use my Mac. It is not easy to do this on a Chromebook. I cannot switch profiles as I do on my Mac or Windows PC.

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Maybe I don’t understand the need for “End of Life” on Chromebooks. I’ve discarded two as my secondary machine to my primary Mac Book Air. I’d have thought that Google had created the computer that was closest to an appliance like a toaster. But they threw in the EOL as planned obsolesce. Such a shame, because the EOL ones still work.

I never saw a need for “profiles”.


INTERESTING: Does Disney deceive the consumer?



Alexa “Play Aladdin Soundtrack”

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This cause a lot of angst.  Daniel, to whom I’m “pop pop”, watch the original aladdin movie in the car.  As usual, he became enamored of the movie and wanted to hear the music out of the car.

No problem!

I fired up Alexa and ask for “Play Aladdin Soundtrack” and got Will Smith signing?


No amount of rephrasing could get the sound that Daniel wanted.

It was until I was in Best Buy today that I found two DIFFERENT Aladin’s — both with the “original cast recording”.


Disney cheats.

Maybe it’s a little thing, but I always trusted Disney and they let me down.

So sad!


GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Welfare destroy the family


POLICY: Welfare, Tax Rules Keep Working-Class Americans From Marrying, Experts Say
New report shows ‘marriage penalties’ fall hardest on the poor
Charles Fain Lehman – SEPTEMBER 10, 2020 4:30 PM

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The design of long-standing welfare programs likely keeps numerous working-class couples from getting hitched, a research report released Thursday by the American Enterprise Institute argues.

Those couples might otherwise get married and provide the empirically validated benefits of a married two-parent home to their children, report author and AEI scholar Bradford Wilcox argued during a Thursday panel appearance debuting the report.

Instead, Wilcox and co-panelists noted, thresholds for eligibility for certain welfare programs and tax credits only let couples access them if they keep their incomes separate, discouraging marriage. That, research further shows, perpetuates a now-yawning “marriage gap” between rich and poor, in turn perpetuating the cycle of poverty.

The report, in other words, argues that government policy has both stood in the way of marriage formation and perpetuated socioeconomic inequality, highlighting a policy concern that could galvanize lawmakers on both the left and right to act.

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Tell me that this was NOT a deliberate attempt at racism.  I remember how people predicted that it would destroy the poor black families as well as drive fathers out of their children’s live.  Prediction came true.

And look at the Hasidic community in Lakewood defrauding the welfare system by not registering religious marriages with the State so the large families take home huge welfare checks.

When the scandal broke, the State Attorney General had conferences there saying it was fraud.

But no one went to jail and the fraud continues.

Gooferment Welfare must end; private charity will not let itself be abused this way.



POLITICAL: CNN Uses Soviet-Style Airbrushing


Nolte: CNN Uses Soviet-Style Airbrushing to Erase Redskins Logo from ’70s Biden Photo
9 Sep 2020

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“CNN appears to have altered a widely seen photograph of Joe Biden with his young son to remove the logo of the Washington Redskins,” reports Fox News.

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Can’t trust the media!

Can’t believe what you see!


POLITICAL: So who is going to be the Democratic President when Biden steps down after the election?


The Trojan Donkey
by Tyler Durden
Tue, 09/08/2020 – 19:00
Authored by Jeff Thomas via InternationalMan.com

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Since earning the nomination as the 2020 Democratic candidate for the presidency, Joe Biden has stated that he is a “transition candidate.”

This was an odd statement, especially for someone who has hardly begun his formal campaign. (He’s not even in office yet and he’s discussing being on the way out?)

Yet this was not just another one-off Biden gaff, as has been suggested by some. Since announcing his pick for vice president, he has stated, “Look, I view myself as a bridge, not as anything else.”

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So who is going to be the Democratic President when Biden steps down after the election?


GOVERNACIDE: The “lockdown” is killing old people slowly to “save” them from dying of the #wuflu


Grandma’s dystopian life thanks to COVID-mania
Tom Woods 
Sep 4, 2020, 2:06 PM

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“No one, absolutely no one, not even those caring for her, are subject to such isolation or lockdown. This is criminal. It’s elder abuse. It’s been six months since she stepped outside. I wonder if she even remembers how to get in the car.”

And then she says to Texas governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission:


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I can chart Peru (with a harsh lockdown) against Brazil (with no lockdown), and you will not be able to tell which is which (except I’ll give you a hint that Peru is the one with worse results).

I’ll show you American states, and you try to figure out, based on the results, which ones locked down and which didn’t, which locked down the hardest, which ones opened and when they opened, and you won’t be able to make any consistent sense out of any of it.

I can show you over and over again that the lockdown regime is based on pure pseudoscience.

I can point out the collateral deaths caused by the lockdowns — the 1.4 million excess deaths from TB, the 500,000 from HIV, and the 385,000 from malaria that will result from them, as even the New York Times admits.

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Sounds like “you have to pass the bill to find out what’s in it” or “suspend capitalism to save capitalism”.



GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Gooferment Unions should be eliminated.


10 fascinating facts about the Labor Day holiday
September 7, 2019 by NCC Staff

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fredschnaubelt • 3 years ago

Purportedly, a distant relative from the Socialist/Communist side of the family, Rudolph Schnaubelt threw the bomb that killed 7 policeman on May 4, 1886, that led to establishing Labor Day or Workers Day in several countries, including the Soviet Union’s “workers paradise.” This from the U.S. Department of Labor. There are a couple other questionable origins also promoted. Unfortunately a lot of college students have been misinformed by their professors as to how Capitalism is really responsible fror the dramatic increase in the standard of living around the world (not labor unions) since the Industrial Revolution.

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Have “labor unions” outlived their usefulness?

Given their involvement in “politics” to maintain the status quo of socialism in Gooferment, my answer would be an unequvocal “yes”!

Certainly Gooferment Unions should be eliminated to end the corrupt cycle of: unions give money and free labor to politicians to help them get elected and then those same politicians “negotiate” high packages with those same unions. And of course, the Taxpayer gets shafted.  

And, maybe even other unions because those unions “negotiate” with short-term thinking “management” to the detriment of the stock and bond holders.  Perhaps “management” should only be compensated with long term bonds?

If that cycle is not broken, all is lost.


POLITICAL: Be careful what you wish for, you may get it!


Why Democrats should be worried about mail-in voting
By Rich Lowry
September 3, 2020 | 7:54pm

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What should be intolerable is any attempt to change the rules after the fact — although it is ­entirely conceivable that Democrats will feel compelled after Nov. 3 to argue that the mail-in voting that they have done so much to promote is desperately flawed and deeply unjust.

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I’m reminded of the Republican’s reaction to a four term FDR.  They passed an amendment limiting the President to two terms.

Who was the first impacted by it?


And the other adverse effect was to have lame duck President in his second term unable to do much.


So too, it might be “funny” if “mail in ballots” hurts the D’s.  And, the Unintended Consequences might be strife about the elections results!  Anyone remember our old friend from Florida “having chad”?



GOVEROTRAGEOUS: The Flint Lead Crisis May Be the Tip of the Iceberg | NutritionFacts.org

Though “the specific breed of alleged government corruption” may be unique to Flint, “the end result might not be so rare in the USA—home to an ageing water system.” As the president of the Children’s Health Fund said, “The Pandora’s box is now wide open.” Flint may be only “the tip of an enormous iceberg”—potentially “just one of a great many icebergs.”

Source: The Flint Lead Crisis May Be the Tip of the Iceberg | NutritionFacts.org

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Why aren’t some politicians and bureaucrats in jail over the Flint Michigan water disaster?


POLITICAL: Biden / Harris have an Anti-Catholic school bias


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Anti-Catholic school bias

In 2012, the Obama-Biden administration stood with teachers’ unions and against low-income parents choosing a private or religious school for their child’s education.

The administration’s 2013 budget eliminated funding for the highly successful D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program, which allowed many low-income parents to afford to remove their children from failing public schools and send them to a religious or private school.

Supported by the teachers’ unions, the Biden-Harris ticket follows along with the same agenda.

“When we divert public funds to private schools, we undermine the entire public education system,” Biden tweeted in January. “We’ve got to prioritize investing in our public schools, so every kid in America gets a fair shot. That’s why I oppose vouchers.”

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Based on the performance of Gooferment Skrules, I’d say that a “free market” in schools is OVERRDUE.

For all the money STOLEN in the Pepuls Republik of Nu Jerzee from “homeowners”, “We, The Sheeple” deserve better!

The States and Cities “ruled” by Democrats are an “shining” example of the USA’s future under Biden.




The scam collapses
Vin Suprynowicz

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And one other thing. That number of Americans who have died of COVID-19, and COVID-19 alone? Turns out it’s not quite 180,000. It’s . . . um, just a little lower. It’s actually . . . um . . . nine thousand, two hundred and ten.


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I have always doubted the “models” and Gooferment stats.  When they get something right, it must be the end of the world because they have not yet.

The Gooferment is ALWAYS immoral, ineffective, and inefficient. As well as untrustworthy.

When it no doubt, it’s in doubt!


NEWJERSEY: Murphy usurped the power of the legislature


Sell the Postal Service!
By Andrew P. Napolitano
August 27, 2020

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So, when New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, for example, ordered the printing and mailing of 4 million ballots — one to every registered voter in the state — so as to enable individuals to choose to vote in person or by mail, he usurped the power of the legislature. Only a few New Jersey Republicans complained, but the Democratic-controlled legislature did nothing. Perhaps it has grown accustomed to Murphy’s governing by decree.

The legal challenge to Murphy’s latest authoritarianism will no doubt fail. That’s because the Supreme Court has consistently ruled this year that the mechanisms for voting are left to the states and any grievances about them are political. Stated differently, the court is telling us if we don’t like Murphy’s rules — or the rules of any state legislature or governor — we can vote them out of office.

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And we should tell the court or courts that “vote the bums out” is virtually impossible in the Pepuls Republik of Nu Jerzee.

So “We, The Sheeple” are hog-tied and screwed over time and time again.

‘I’M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!’ I want you to get up right now, sit up, go to your windows, open them and stick your head out and yell – ‘I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!’ Things have got to change. But first, you’ve gotta get mad!… You’ve got to say, ‘I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!’ Then we’ll figure out what to do about the depression and the inflation and the oil crisis. But first get up out of your chairs, open the window, stick your head out, and yell, and say it: [screaming at the top of his lungs] “I’M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!” — the character Howard Beale played by Peter Finch in the movie Network (1976)


GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Time for the USPS to go?


Sell the Postal Service!
By Andrew P. Napolitano — August 27, 2020

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It is a grossly inefficient entity which could never survive were it not a monopoly. How inefficient is it? In 2019, it lost $8.8 billion. Who makes up for the losses? The taxpayers.

No monopoly can exist without government violating the basic laws of economics. We have lived with this inefficiency for too long. It should change radically — after this November.

The postal couriers and their managers may be able resist snow and rain and heat and gloom of night, but to take on competition — to allow the economic laws of supply and demand to reduce prices and enhance services — will be too much for them to bear.

In 2021, the federal government should sell the Postal Service to the highest bidder.

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The Dead Old White Guys were pretty sharp but (imho) they blew this one!

Lysander Spooner — a little L libertarian icon — demonstrated that one could deliver mail cheaper, better and faster than the USPS.

It’s taken a while but it’s obvious that it’s time has past.  Amazon will have to figure out another way to milk the public.


INSPIRATIONAL: Groundhog Day — a deeply Catholic movie


Jan 23, 2014
MOVIE | Groundhog Day (a deeply Catholic movie)

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Groundhog day with Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell is on many peoples Top 10 favorite movies of all time.  But who knew that the movie has deep philosophical and Christian themes – in fact, it is a very Catholic. 

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The movie, the article went on to observe, “has become a curious favorite of religious leaders of many faiths, who all see inGroundhog Daya reflection of their own spiritual messages.” A professor at NYU shows it in her classes to illustrate the doctrine of samsara (the endless cycle of rebirth Buddhists seek to escape), while a rabbi in Greenwich Village sees the film as hinging on mitvahs (good deeds). Wiccans like it because February 2nd is one of the year’s four “great sabbats,” while the Falun Dafa sect uses the movie as a lesson in spiritual advancement.

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No secret this is my “favoritetist”movie.

The more the story unwound, the more engulfed I became.

I can see how it “grabbed” others.


HEROIC: This Man has Rescued Nearly 2,500 From Sex Traffickers


At 17, This Man Adopted A Prostitute’s Kids And Today He Has Rescued Nearly 2,500 From Sex Traffickers
Laima Stasiulionytė and Robertas Lisickis

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When Ajeet was 17 years old and still in college, he was attending a cousin’s party that had a dancer, a “nautch girl”, performing for the guests. Historically, nautch was a popular court dance performed by girls in India that symbolized grace and elegance. Before that, it was a devotional dance performed in temples for spiritual reasons only.

“I felt really bad about the way people were behaving towards her,” Ajeet said at the Thomson Reuters Foundation Trust Conference on modern slavery. “I waited for the whole night until I could talk to her.”

However, nautch girls nowadays are shunned as prostitutes. And guests were treating this dancer as one. Ajeet felt bad about the way they were behaving towards her, so he waited the entire night to talk to her in hopes of helping her get out of such a life. He eventually found out that she was a mother of three, making Ajeet want to help them even more.

He also learned that she had 3 kids and wanting to help, he decided to adopt and raise them

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When I read Bored Panda, I think “funny stuff”.  Here a human interest story as a change of pace.

Like the stories about those who risked their lives to save Jews from Hitler, I have a pretty strict definition of “hero”.

This fellow fits in.

(I have to believe that the sex traffickers were too happy with him messing up the “business model” and they may have taken action to stop him from his activities and exposing their actions to some “sunshine”!)

I’m not sure I could even be such a hero, but I can recognize what he’s done. 


GUNS: CA Sheriff Took The Fifth In Grand Jury Probe Over Carry Permits

Sheriff Smith is ultimately the sole person with the authority to approve concealed carry applications in Santa Clara County. It’s not unreasonable for the average person to wonder if Sheriff Smith had any involvement in the pay-to-carry scheme, given that third party committees supporting her re-election campaign were the primary beneficiaries of the bribes. Invoking the Fifth Amendment may have been sound legal advice in a court of law, but in the court of public opinion, it’s sure to raise even more questions than the ones she’s so far refused to answer.

Source: CA Sheriff Took The Fifth In Grand Jury Probe Over Carry Permits

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Sure seems like there are different rules for those “politically connected”?


GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Gov. Murphy Extends NJ’s Coronavirus Public Health Emergency | Patch

Gov. Murphy Extends NJ’s Coronavirus Public Health EmergencyGov. Phil Murphy extended NJ’s public health emergency amid the coronavirus crisis as the state plans to reopen more of its economy.By Tom Davis, Patch StaffAug 28, 2020 9:09 am ET

Source: Gov. Murphy Extends NJ’s Coronavirus Public Health Emergency | Patch

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How does “We, The Sheeple” love living under an autocrat?


HEALTH: HCQ, antibiotics, and ZN to treat the WuFlu early


Harvey Risch is a professor of epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health and Yale School of Medicine. He is associate editor of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, editor of the International Journal of Cancer, and a member of the board of editors of the American Journal of Epidemiology.


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As professor of epidemiology at Yale School of Public Health, I have authored over 300 peer-reviewed publications and currently hold senior positions on the editorial boards of several leading journals. I am usually accustomed to advocating for positions within the mainstream of medicine, so have been flummoxed to find that, in the midst of a crisis, I am fighting for a treatment that the data fully support but which, for reasons having nothing to do with a correct understanding of the science, has been pushed to the sidelines. As a result, tens of thousands of patients with COVID-19 are dying unnecessarily. Fortunately, the situation can be reversed easily and quickly.

I am referring, of course, to the medication hydroxychloroquine. When this inexpensive oral medication is given very early in the course of illness, before the virus has had time to multiply beyond control, it has shown to be highly effective, especially when given in combination with the antibiotics azithromycin or doxycycline and the nutritional supplement zinc.

On May 27, I published an article in the American Journal of Epidemiology (AJE) entitled, “Early Outpatient Treatment of Symptomatic, High-Risk COVID-19 Patients that Should be Ramped-Up Immediately as Key to the Pandemic Crisis.” That article, published in the world’s leading epidemiology journal, analyzed five studies, demonstrating clear-cut and significant benefits to treated patients, plus other very large studies that showed the medication safety.

Physicians who have been using these medications in the face of widespread skepticism have been truly heroic. They have done what the science shows is best for their patients, often at great personal risk. I myself know of two doctors who have saved the lives of hundreds of patients with these medications, but are now fighting state medical boards to save their licenses and reputations. The cases against them are completely without scientific merit.

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Wonder if we’ll hear any apologies?

I doubt it.

This is all about “Orange Man Bad” and to deny him a reelection!


OBSERVATION: In Lieu Of Convention, Republicans Just Broadcast Footage Of Riots In Democrat-Controlled Cities For 3 Hours

CHARLOTTE, NC—Republicans had a big, festive convention planned for this week but canceled it at the last minute, opting instead to broadcast footage of riots in Democrat-controlled cities for nearly 3 hours. The post appeared first on The Babylon Bee .

Source: In Lieu Of Convention, Republicans Just Broadcast Footage Of Riots In Democrat-Controlled Cities For 3 Hours

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I know the “Babylon Bee” is a satire site.

But, as I have said before, many a true word is said in a joke!

I don’t see how DJT45 can lose?


VETERANS: How To Invoke a Face Mask Exemption at the Veterinarian & How To Make Sense of all Face Mask Orders

Dear Stevo, Just wanted to thank you again for your advice and encouragement regarding resistance to mandatory mask mandates. I have an appointment with my vet this week. The vet clinic has a “mandatory” mask requirement, with which I do not intend to comply.

Source: How To Invoke a Face Mask Exemption at the Veterinarian & How To Make Sense of all Face Mask Orders

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In another talk about the misery caused by using euphemism to dull the language Carlin said “I bet you, if we’d have still been calling it shell shock, some of them Viet Nam veterans might have gotten the attention they needed at the time. But it didn’t happen, and one of the reasons is because we were using that soft language, that language that takes the life out of life. And it is a function of time, it does keep getting worse.”

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OK!  Let’s go back to calling it “shell shock” and help any of the vets that are still around and have not suicided!


GOVERNACIDE: How the Lead Paint and Gas Industries Got Away with It | NutritionFacts.org

“The lead industry was able to achieve its influence in large part by being the primary supporter of research on health effects of lead,” and it got the best science money could buy. “Long before Big Tobacco, the lead industry understood the inestimable value of purchasing ‘good science.’”

Source: How the Lead Paint and Gas Industries Got Away with It | NutritionFacts.org

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Anyone who expects Gooferment or “Big Science” to protect “We, The Sheeple” will be sadly disappointed.

Consumers have to be their own “scientist”, doctor, and coach.

Yes, it is nearly impossible to break bad habits, but one can do it if you put your will power to work.

(I’ve given up bacon, as well as milk and sugar in my coffee!  Small steps; maybe too late.)

I regret my buying into all the propaganda and negative hype about “vegans”.

Perhaps someone will read this and take heed to the ravings of fat old white guy retired injineer who’s a poor old senior citizen on a fixed income.


POLITICAL: Will the Catholic Bishops Call Out Joe? … … No, I don’t think so!


Will the Catholic Bishops Call Out Joe?

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As a cradle Catholic and recipient of Notre Dame’s Laetare Medal, Joe Biden is outspoken in declaring that the principles and beliefs of his Catholic faith guide his public life.

“Joe is a man of faith,” was a recurring theme at the Democratic convention that nominated him to become our second Catholic president.

Biden has often affirmed the centrality of his faith to his decisions in public life. In a video released on the eve of the convention, he credited Pope Francis and the nuns who educated him with making him the man he is today.

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Having taken the King’s coin and having its own “dirty laundry” to hide, they can’t as a practical matter do much!

That’s why they won’t utter a word!

That’s why the laity is deserting in droves.

That’s why they are a shadow of their former selves in asserting moral principles.

The early Church Fathers, Saint Tomas Moore, and all the courageous Catholic martyrs must be rolling over.

“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)


POLITICAL: When the “elite” play by different rules … …


Gold… In Case AG Barr’s ‘Rule Of Law Rescue Plan’ Fails
by Tyler Durden — Mon, 08/17/2020 – 23:10

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Politics is indeed the art of the possible. Yet for a man of conscience (Barr), a man that self-identifies as a rule of law constitutionalist, a man who has had under his “wheelhouse belt” the “machinery” with which to prosecute “arguably the biggest criminals in the country’s history” for about 1.5 years yet has prosecuted no such person … — this speaks sobering volumes about his true dedication to a system in which no one is above the law, else you can’t have the rule of law.

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When the “elite” play by different rules … …

… … the Republic, society, and civilization collapses.

Luckily, I won’t be around to see those days.


ECONOMICS: This will eliminate “rentals”?


The War on Landlords is Accelerating: How Bad Will It Get?

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The idea of abolishing rent is not new, but until now it has never really been considered anything but a nutty pipe dream. But with the economic carnage wreaked by the virus and ensuing government lockdown still ongoing it has disturbingly come to be viewed as a conceivable policy option. With tens of millions out of work, the ability to pay for basic necessities like housing is obviously a valid concern, but the callousness of the idea of simply expropriating housing from property owners is disturbing and indicative of darker trends coursing through the body politic in these turbulent times.

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Why would anyone be a landlord?

The Gooferment politicians and bureaucrats pandering to the mob to solve a “problem” that they created with their “stupid” or at least ill-considered policies.

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


SCIENCE: Laplace’s ideas


Global Wave Discovery Ends 220-Year Search
An 18th-century physicist first predicted the existence of a chorus of atmospheric waves that swoop around Earth. Scientists have finally found them.

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Laplace’s ideas launched a centuries-long quest to find such waves. But the oscillations proved as gentle as they are giant, stubbornly refusing to reveal themselves even to some of the biggest names in the physical sciences.

At last, the search is over. An exquisite new meteorological data set has uncovered what millions of barometer readings missed: an ensemble of waves that race around the Earth, covering it in a patchwork quilt of high- and low-pressure zones. The detection is a stunning vindication of a vintage theory.

“This a really beautiful piece of work,” said Leo Donner, a geophysicist at Princeton University who was not involved in the study.

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Them Dead Old White Guys were damn smart!