NEWJERSEY: New Jersey’s Covid -19 response was and is tyranny

https://savejersey.com/2021/04/uc-berkely-new-jerseys-covid-19-response-is-among-the-nations-worst/?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=uc-berkely-new-jerseys-covid-19-response-is-among-the-nations-worst

UC BERKELY: New Jersey’s Covid -19 response is among the nation’s worst
April 6, 20211 min readMatt Rooney

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So take this analysis with a grain of salt, but it’s instructive that the Murphy Administration is a failure by the respective yardsticks of the Right AND the Left.

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Sorry, but as a “victim” stuck in the Pepuls Republik of Nu Jerzee, King Murphy is a tyrant.

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Anti-Catholic pagan Gooferment in Ireland?

[Catholic Caucus] Ireland: Priests Hide Behind Rocks
4/5/2021, 8:24:02 PM · by ebb tide · 6 replies
Gloria TV ^ | April 5, 2021 | Gloria TV

[Catholic Caucus] Ireland: Priests Hide Behind RocksIrish Father Gerard Quirke celebrated Easter Sunday Mass at a Mass rock on the scenic Achill Island, CatholicArena.com reports.For the second year running, the pagan government in Ireland forbad all worship during Holy Week and Easter.Mass rocks are locations where Catholics gathered to attend forbidden Masses during the Penal Times which were enforced by the British regime from 1695 to at least 1829 in order to exterminate the Catholics and Catholic Church.

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How can the Gooferment stop religious services?

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INSPIRATIONAL: Universal Laws of Human Stupidity

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-five-universal-laws-of-human-stupidity

POCKET WORTHYStories to fuel your mind.
The Five Universal Laws of Human Stupidity
We underestimate the stupid, and we do so at our own peril.
QuartzCorinne Purtill

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Law 1: Always and inevitably everyone underestimates the number of stupid individuals in circulation.

Law 2: The probability that a certain person be stupid is independent of any other characteristic of that person.

Law 3. A stupid person is a person who causes losses to another person or to a group of persons while himself deriving no gain and even possibly incurring losses.

Law 4: Non-stupid people always underestimate the damaging power of stupid individuals. In particular non-stupid people constantly forget that at all times and places and under any circumstances to deal and/or associate with stupid people always turns out to be a costly mistake.

Law 5: A stupid person is the most dangerous type of person.

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This explains how some “smart” people can be so “stupid”.

Wonder where I fall in this spectrum?

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Two Yemenis on FBI Terrorism Watch List Apprehended at Border in California

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two Yemeni nationals who illegally crossed the border into the U.S. in separate incidents during the past two months. Agents identified both men as being on the FBI’s Terrorism Watch List and the No-Fly list.

Two Yemenis on FBI Terrorism Watch List Apprehended at Border in California

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IF true, this is pretty important!

Need DJT45’s wall.

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APPLICATION: Gmail can’t use different stars in filters; frustrating to me

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/become-a-gmail-pro-with-these-10-tools-and-tips/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+cnet/NnTv+(CNET+River+RSS)

Become a Gmail pro with these 10 tools and tips
Check out these Gmail tips for accessing multiple accounts at once, setting up filters and more.
Shelby Brown  
April 2, 2021 9:41 a.m. PT

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Labels

Labels can make your inbox way more manageable. They’re kind of like filters (and you can set up a filter to send an email to certain labels). Labels live in the sidebar where you’ll find Inbox, Sent, Junk and other folders. Scroll down at click Create New Label. From there, you can name your label as well as group labels.

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A filter can only yellow star a message.

I haven’t been able to figure out a work around.

Eventually this may “cook GMAIL’s goose” with me.

Maybe it’s time to move on?

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HARDWARE: Do as I say; not as I do

Argh!

OK, I have put my coffee tray on my truck set many many times.

Today, it cost me when I spilt two large DD coffees on my seat.  

So was my laptop.

It appears that I now have a problem or three — sticky keys, a partially damaged screen, and some power issues.

New machine comes in tomorrow.

Reminds me of why I like CHROMEBOOKS.  Cheap and cloud based.

If only MARSEDIT would run on the CHROMEBOOK, then I’d have migrated completely years ago.

Oh well, live and learn!

Argh!

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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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TINFOILHAT: Get Labelled a ‘Domestic Terrorist’? Maybe!

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2021/04/no_author/how-conspiracy-theorizing-may-soon-get-you-labelled-a-domestic-terrorist-2/

How Conspiracy Theorizing May Soon Get You Labelled a ‘Domestic Terrorist’
Conspiracies for good and for evil do exist now, as they have from time immemorial. The only question is which intention do you want to devote your life towards?
By Matthew Ehret
OffGuardian
April 1, 2021

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If you are starting to feel like forces controlling the governments of the west are out to get you, then it is likely that you are either a paranoid nut job, or a stubborn realist.

Either way, it means that you have some major problems on your hands.

If you don’t happen to find yourself among the tinfoil hat-wearing strata of conspiracy theorists waiting in a bunker for aliens to either strike down or save society from the shape shifting lizard people, but are rather contemplating how, in the 1960s, a shadow government took control of society over the dead bodies of many assassinated patriots, then certain conclusions tend to arise.

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One can only ask questions.  One that get “answered”, fine. But if you get too close to the truth, then you’ll be labeled as a wacko.

But, like the JFK assassination, there was a conspiracy.  Cut bono?  LBJ.  All the rest is smoke and mirrors.

If that makes me a ‘Domestic Terrorist’, then so be it.

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VOCABULARY: The Cantillon Effect

https://buff.ly/2Pnn5AE

How The Nation’s Central Bank Is Covertly ‘Nudging’ Americans To Accept Digital Money & The Great Reset – LewRockwell 

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The Cantillon Effect explains that money is first distributed to the financial classes, bankers, government, etc., and then the masses. As money ripples through the economy, its value is inflated away. The first people to receive the money do not experience the inflationary (loss of purchasing power) that the last people to get the money do.

The wealthy benefit from inflation as the value of their assets (property, investments) rise.  The poor benefit from deflation because necessities are cheaper to buy, effectively giving them what they perceive as a pay raise.

Also, in periods of credit expansion, the poor borrow much like receiving a pay raise.  For the wealthy, the stock market is their playground; for the poor, lottery tickets may be their only opportunity to get ahead financially.

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So why is the FED (Federal Reserve System) —

The Federal Reserve Bank is a misnomer. IT ain’t “federal”. It reserves nothing. And, it ain’t a “bank”. It is a private cartel of the elite banks run for their benefit and that of the entrenched politicians.

—, the Gooferment. Its politicians, and its bureaucrats pushing for inflation?

Cui bono?

The Gooferment gets to repay the “national debt” or the interest on that debt with “dollars” that are worth less.

Argh!

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HEALTH: Is this “anti-vax”? No, it’s just science, these are legitimate concerns.

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2021/04/no_author/alternative-newsthe-top-four-reasons-why-many-people-doctors-scientists-refuse-to-take-the-covid-vaccine/

The Top Four Reasons Why Many People, Doctors & Scientists Refuse To Take The COVID Vaccine
By Arjun Walia
Collective Evolution
April 2, 2021

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From what I see, the majority of people receive their information from mainstream media organizations, which are organizations that have strong ties to pharmaceutical corporations and governments, and are known for presenting one perspective that favours a particular agenda while completely ridiculing the other. They sometimes go as far as labelling another perspective as a “conspiracy theory” despite the fact that there is ample, credible evidence to support the claims of that perspective. Do people simply believe things because they feel that everybody else believes it too? What are the social and cultural implications of not being in alignment with the majority?

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1. A Lack of Trust In Government & Pharmaceutical Companies.

2. The Virus Has A 99.95 Survival Rate.

3. Some People Don’t Know How Safe And Effective The Vaccine Is

4. There May Be Protection From Infection

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At the end of the day, there are ample concerns about the COVID vaccine, its effectiveness, the safety of it in the short term and in the long term. Despite these concerns, the vaccine is heavily marketed as unquestionably safe and effective. A fifth category could have been added to this article, and that’s the ridicule and acknowledgments of other, cheap effective treatments that have shown to have a tremendous amount of success. It seems these treatments would have rendered the vaccine useless and unnecessary, but the vaccine is a multiple billion dollar product.

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I don’t think I am an “anti-vax” type.

That being said, I am very concerned about taking any vax; not just this WuFlu one.

I’ll take the Shingles, but not the Flu.

I’m trying to place the various WuFlu vaccines on this spectrum of effectiveness and safety.

Until I can, I’m not taking anything.

Argh!

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The worst new car fee is the destination charge – Roadshow

Destination fees are likely a nice profit center for carmakers, but I can’t say that definitively because there is little transparency about what goes into them or why they differ radically between makes and models. But I do believe shipping and dealer prep are as essential a part of bringing a car to market as conducting crash tests and should be folded into MSRP the same way. 

The worst new car fee is the destination charge – Roadshow

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Just another way to “defraud” the car buyer!

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GOLDBUG: TWO DOZEN REASONS WHY OWNING PHYSICAL GOLD IS IMPERATIVE

https://goldswitzerland.com/why-buy-gold-when-there-is-bitcoin-tesla/

WHY BUY GOLD WHEN THERE IS BITCOIN & TESLA
March 24, 2021By Egon von Greyerz

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TWO DOZEN REASONS WHY OWNING PHYSICAL GOLD IS IMPERATIVE

Let me give people who are frustrated with the gold price the reasons why they shouldn’t be:

1. Firstly, physical gold is not bought for instant gains but as insurance and protection against a rotten financial system and constantly depreciating currencies.

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5. In relation to US money supply, gold is today at the same level as in 1970 when the gold price was $35 or in 2000 when gold was $290.

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20. Exponential deficit and debt growth combined with galloping money printing will inevitably destroy most paper currencies in coming years.

21. The major structural shortages of physical gold and a failure of the gold paper markets could make physical gold unavailable at any price.

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Yes, I am a goldbug. Aside from its beauty and simplicity, it’s the only asset without a counterparty risk.

When I consider the debt and deficit, I don’t understand how the USA doesn’t become like the Weimar Republic?  (You know where the children played with bank notes, bundled of notes were burned for heat, and some wag said: “Only government can take perfectly good paper, cover it with perfectly good ink and make the combination worthless.”  (Yes, I know it was Milton Friedman)

When you consider the currently in charge politicians and bureaucrats, who want to raise taxes and create a wealth tax, what better way to “insure” your portfolio.

Remember in “beans, bullets, bandaids, and bullion”, gold is number 4. 

I won’t quibble if you add a fifth B — bitcoin — to the list.

Sigh!

Glad I won’t be around to observe or absorb the suffering.

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VOCABULARY: Fleeceware

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-tell-if-youre-being-scammed-by-fleeceware-apps-1846574109

Fleeceware is one of the worst scams you can deal with on your device, because it has one, singular goal: extracting as much money from you as possible. It generally accomplishes this not by dropping malware on your device or otherwise forcing you to do something; instead, fleeceware hides in plain sight

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POLITICAL: Can “we” ever end “free” public education?

https://www.cato.org/blog/school-choice-move-it-too-late

MARCH 30, 2021 12:21PM
School Choice Is on The Move. Is It Too Late?
By Neal McCluskey

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Unfortunately, private schools have suffered for over a century from a chronic threat to their health that has been the underlying condition in numerous COVID-19 losses: they have had to compete against “free” public schools that receive large taxpayer subsidies. And as the chart below shows, such subsidies have been growing for decades.

Given the massive problem of having to convince people to pay twice for education – first taxes for public schools, then tuition – it is not surprising that the nation has lost at least 133 private schools, enrolling around 21,000 students, due to the economic effects of COVID-19. Most had been suffering from serious financial ailments long before that.

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In the Pepuls Republik of Nu Jerzee, Gooferment Skrules have a ruinous effect on property taxes.  The Teachers’ Union runs the State and unlikely to change.  If we could KILL the whole concept of “free” “public” “education”.

Maybe if the First Amendment argument could ever get traction, then we could convince a court that the teaching of “secularism” amounts to teaching the worship of the Gooferment as a state “religion”.

Financially, “free public education” is a killer from a real estate tax perspective.

The political influencie of the Teachers’ Union is an anti-democratic tour de force. Given the inbreeding of teachers and politicians “We, The Sheeple” can never be free of these parasites.

I especially object to teachers serving on Boards of Education in town nearby where they work.  It’s an interlocking conflict of interest.

Argh!

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: What is an intergenerational, income-transfer, wealth-redistribution welfare program that takes money from those who work and gives it to those who don’

https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2021/03/28/the-true-nature-of-social-security-revealed/

The True Nature of Social Security Revealed
Laurence M. Vance
Laurence M. Vance is a policy advisor for the Future of Freedom Foundation.He is the author of over a dozen books, including The Revolution That Wasn’t. Visit his website:www.vancepublications.com. 

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Yet the vast majority of Americans still believe that retirees are entitled to Social Security benefits because they paid into the system their entire working lives.

But that couldn’t possibly be true. Not if the government can withhold half of your benefits and tax you up to 85 percent on the rest of them. If Americans are entitled to Social Security benefits because it is “their money,” then it shouldn’t matter how much money they make after retirement. Their income shouldn’t trigger the taxation of their Social Security benefits.

There is, in fact, no connection between Social Security taxes paid and Social Security benefits received. Benefits are calculated by an arbitrary formula that Congress can change at any time. Even worse, there is no contractual right to receive benefits. When Congress passed the Social Security Act of 1935 (H.R.7260), which was signed into law by Roosevelt on August 14, 1935, it put Social Security benefits in Title II and Social Security taxes in Title VIII with no reference in either title to the other.

So if Social Security is not a retirement plan, a trust fund, an annuity, an insurance program, a savings account, or a pension fund, then what is it? The true nature of Social Security is that it is an intergenerational, income-transfer, wealth-redistribution welfare program that takes money from those who work and gives it to those who don’t. And if that is the case, then Social Security — as much as food stamps, Section 8 housing vouchers, cash payments, and every other form of welfare — should be eliminated.

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Bottom line: It’s not YOUR money. It is gigantic Ponzi scheme.

“We, The Sheeple” have been defrauded.

Yes, they SHOULD HAVE KNOW that Gooferment is immoral, ineffective, and inefficient. As well as untrustworthy.

Suckers!

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INTERESTING: “Pickup Trucks” are a metaphor for liberty

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-03-11/the-dangerous-rise-of-the-supersized-pickup-truck

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• What Happened to Pickup Trucks? Why have pickup trucks morphed into such huge, angry, and dangerous presences? Traffic safety experts, commentators on U.S. automotive culture, and social scientists have suggested a range of forces behind truck bloat. As U.S. drivers buy more full-size and heavy-duty pickups, these vehicles have transformed from no-frills workhorses into angry giants. They are more than just a polarizing consumer choice: Large pickups and SUVs are notably more lethal to other road users, and their conquest of U.S. roads has been accompanied by a spike in fatalities among pedestrians and bicyclists. (CityLab)

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The Gooferment made cars into toys (i.e., all the same and no power to get out of their own way).

And pickup trucks are “macho” or at least an anti-Gooferment statement.

Eventually it will become a “bone of contention”.

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Where is ur pappers!!!

https://hotair.com/archives/jazz-shaw/2021/03/27/official-vaccine-passports-required-new-york/

It’s Official. “Vaccine Passports” Are Required In New York
JAZZ SHAW Posted at 8:31 am on March 27, 2021

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So when does this end? Based on the information being offered by the state, it doesn’t. There is no mention of a sunset provision in these rules. The government may seriously be considering making this “the new normal.” And it’s not going to be restricted to just New York State. You can bet that almost all of the blue states (at a minimum) are going to copy this system in short order. Are we really going to put up with this? We are constantly scolded about any activities that carry a hint of what someone considers racism, sexism, or any other “ism” you’d care to name. But discrimination against the unvaccinated is apparently fine and dandy. This cannot be allowed to stand as the way society works going forward and our elected officials need to hear about this loud and clear.

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In so many many ways, this is just WRONG!

It’s just another way to divide “We, The Sheeple”.

I will not comply.

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Ex-McDonald’s employee Bruno Bouchet reveals simple life hack to stop chips from going soggy | Daily Mail Online

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‘When I started at McDonald’s, an older guy taught me this “life hack” that involved the giant pickle buckets we’d have in the kitchen,’ he said.

‘He explained that if you ever cut or burnt yourself, you simply dip your hand into the pickle brine for 30 seconds and everything would be fine. I tried it a few times and was blown away by how the bleeding would stop almost immediately.’

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Hey that’s a great life hack.

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VETERANS: Vietnam War Veterans Day March 29th

Vietnam War Veterans Day March 29th

On March 29, our Nation will commemorate National Vietnam War Veterans Day on its 50th anniversary. There are several virtual events, live webcasts and 2021 traveling wall schedules posted to help us remember and respect the nine million American men and women – more than six million of whom are living today – who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces during our involvement in Vietnam from November 1, 1955 to May 7, 1975. 

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Sadly for all those that didn’t come home and those that were so badly damaged — both recognized and unrecognized.

A special place in Hell for all the politicians and bureaucrats that sent them there.

Let’s honor them by bringing all the girls, boys, women, and men home now! We have so many politicians and bureaucrats to send in their place if it’s really needed!

Requiescat In Pacem. Dona Nobis Pacem.

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TINFOILHAT: Where did the plane go?

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9407441/Author-reveals-startling-new-theory-missing-Malaysia-Airlines-MH370-jet.html

New conspiracy theory claims US Air Force shot down MH370 in a failed bid to intercept it and seize electronic equipment on its way to China

  • Florence de Changy has been reporting and investigating MH370 since 2014
  • The plane went missing on March 8, 2014, with the mystery never solved
  • But the French author argues that the ‘mystery’ itself is the greatest con of all 
  • In the 400-page book, de Changy argues that current theories are off the mark, and that there has been a combined effort to cover the truth of what happened
  • Instead, she suggests the plane could have been downed by the US Air Force in an attempt to intercept the plane and confiscate cargo en-route to Beijing 

By CHRIS JEWERS FOR MAILONLINE

PUBLISHED: 09:19 EDT, 27 March 2021 | UPDATED: 12:54 EDT, 27 March 2021

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The US was responsible for downing missing flight MH370, which disappeared in 2014 with the loss of all 239 passengers on board, a new book claims. 

The American military used electronic jamming technology to make the plane disappear from radar screens before finally shooting it down after a failed bid to re-route it and seize highly-sensitive electronic gear to China. 

That’s the startling theory put forward by French journalist Florence de Changy in her new book ‘The Disappearing Act: The Impossible Case of MH370’. 

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I don’t know that this “Conspiracy Theory” has ANY credibility but it certainly asks makes us ask some great questions.

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INSPIRATIONAL: We know so little about the wisdom of the ancestors

https://bigthink.com/surprising-science/antikythera-mechanism

Ancient computer found in shipwreck decoded by scientists
A new model of the Antikythera mechanism reveals a “creation of genius.”
KRISTIN HOUSER
28 March, 2021

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Today, if you want to know when the next solar eclipse is going to be, you turn to Google. If you lived in ancient Greece, though, you might have used a device now known as the Antikythera mechanism.

Considered the world’s first analog computer, this marvel of ancient engineering used dozens of bronze gears to predict the positions of the Moon, Sun, and five planets, as well as the timing of solar and lunar eclipses.

Divers discovered the Antikythera mechanism while exploring a Roman-era shipwreck in 1901, but the ancient computer was in far from pristine condition—only about a third of it had survived the 2,000 years underwater.

Researchers have been trying to understand how the Antikythera mechanism worked ever since—and now, a team from University College London (UCL) may have finally cracked its code.

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“The classic astronomy of the first millennium BC originated in Babylon,” researcher Aris Dacanalis said, “but nothing in this astronomy suggested how the ancient Greeks found the highly accurate 462-year cycle for Venus and 442-year cycle for Saturn.”

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What we think of “history” is really just a jumble of maybes.

The further back we go in time — don’t forget those 300 years that may not exist — the less we “know” about these people.

Look at Oak Island, and that is another “wake up call”.

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Bureaucrats feather their own nests

https://nypost.com/2021/03/27/long-island-police-chief-due-for-million-dollar-payday/

Long Island police chief due for million-dollar payday
By Jeffrey Wilson and Susan Edelman
March 27, 2021 | 3:09pm

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Chief Thomas Cummings was compensated$441,945.82 last year, according to village documents. His annual base pay was $263,829, easily topping Shea’s $239,092.

The village is not exactly a hotbed of crime. It has not had a murder since 2008, and last year reported no homicides, rapes, robberies or aggravated assaults. It did have two car thefts, one burglary, and 42 non-violent larcenies, according to state Division of Criminal Justice Services data.

Cummings’ massive compensation package included $86,256.66 in retirement contributions; $31,000 in extra vacation, a $23,893.02 night differential — and a $4,000 line item called “cleaning/clothing/college.” No one could fully explain what “3 Cs” taxpayers were being billed for.

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Here’s why the bureaucrats shouldn’t be in charge of deciding pay.

And Gooferment “pensions” should be eliminated in favor IRAs.

Otherwise it’s just a robbery of the taxpayers.

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POLITICAL: Cui bono from DC “statehood” — the leftist “Democratic” party

https://nypost.com/2021/03/26/sorry-dems-but-dc-was-created-purposely-so-it-would-not-be-a-state/

Sorry, Dems — but DC was created purposely so it would NOT be a state
By David Harsanyi
March 26, 2021 | 7:32pm | Updated

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First, because they were concerned about the seat of federal power being controlled by a hostile or intrusive state government. Second, because they knew that if the capital were in a state — much less its own state — the people would vote to grow and accumulate federal power. Both situations were incompatible with the proper separation of powers and state rights.

Today, though, Democrats want to localize one of the only things in the Constitution that is actually federalized — while federalizing everything else.

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The Democrats clearly want to admit Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia to shift the balance of power.

Between that and the unrestricted “illegal immigration”, the Democrats want to be in power for ever and ever.

Argh!

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TINFOILHAT: A ship called the Ever Given has closed the Suez Canal

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/03/what-will-it-take-to-get-a-giant-cargo-ship-unstuck-from-the-suez-canal/

What will it take to get a giant cargo ship unstuck from the Suez Canal?
Tugboats, excavators, and cranes all may be enlisted to help the Ever Given.
AARIAN MARSHALL, WIRED.COM – 3/27/2021, 6:30 AM

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It might be there a while. It’s not easy to unstick a gigantic shipping vessel, experts say. The Suez Canal Authority, the Egypt-owned body that owns and operates the canal, has not yet said when it expects traffic to resume.

Meanwhile, at least 34 ships carrying 379,000 20-foot containers of stuff couldn’t move through the canal in either direction as of Wednesday afternoon, according to the logistics software company Project44. “It’s a pretty major deal” for global trade, says Henry Byers, a maritime and global trade analyst at the logistics data company FreightWaves.

It’s very unusual—even unheard of—for ships to get wedged in the Suez Canal like this, says Captain Morgan McManus, who is the master of the training ship at State University of New York Maritime College and has traveled through the canal at least half a dozen times. In the rare event that a ship loses power or control in the canal, it gets laid on the sandy bank, where it’s inspected or repaired. In the meantime, other, smaller ships might be able to pass by. 

 BSM, the ship’s technical manager, said Wednesday “strong winds” had pushed the ship perpendicular to the canal’s banks, with the towering stacks of containers on board acting as a giant sail. Official reports outlining the causes of the incident likely won’t be available for weeks, perhaps even a year, but BSM says no one was hurt.

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When I hear “unusual” or “unheard of”, I think “cut bono”.

It would seem that if someone wanted to corner the market on something like the “ginger” it’s carrying, staging an accident like this could lead to the desired result.

Just asking the question.

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ECONOMICS: A “wealth tax” is tax on unrealized gains; not “income”

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/03/the_government_is_considering_a_financial_weapon_of_mass_destruction.html

March 25, 2021
The Government Is Considering a Financial Weapon of Mass Destruction
By John Klar

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In seeking to tax unrealized income from hyper-inflated capital assets, AOC, et al. are launching an aggressive, unconstitutional plan to destroy the national economy while growing government limitlessly.  Given her past pronouncements, she likely understands this travesty even less than she comprehends cow farts.

What is terrifying is not that AOC is calling for insane monetary policy and whole new means of tax takings.  What is terrifying is that almost no one is raising the fiscal alarm.

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And, like the income tax, that started by impacting the top per cent, it quickly came down on everybody.

There’s no way that such a tax doesn’t destroy the economy’s “seed corn”.

The rich don’t have a basement full of bucks like Scrooge McDuck in their basement.  It’s spent or invested and EVERYONE benefits.

Argh!

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ADHOC: I’m speechless at this poor man’s plight

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9407385/COVID-patient-returned-hospital-apartment-cleaned-out.html

Manhattan building part-owned by Barbara Corcoran and A-Rod emptied a tenant’s rent-controlled apartment (apart from his piano and pet tortoise) when he was hospitalized with COVID because ‘everyone assumed he’d died’

  • Japanese native Ryo Nagaoka, 60, has lived in the East Village apartment for more than 20 years 
  • He works in midtown, at a noodle restaurant, and lives alone with his pet tortoise, Kame-san, which in English translates to Mr. Tortoise
  • In January, he was rushed to the hospital after being found unconscious in his apartment by his super 
  • He spent two months in hospital and then an out-patient facility being treated for complications 
  • Nagaoka returned to his apartment on Wednesday and found the locks had been changed 
  • When he eventually got inside,  he found all of his possessions had been thrown out aside from his piano 
  • Someone had rescued his tortoise andeighbors said they assumed he had died because no one had seen or heard from him for so long 
  • Now, a GoFundMe page has raised more than $30,000 for him; Barbara Corcoran donated  $12,000 

By JENNIFER SMITH and RICHARD HARBUS FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

PUBLISHED: 16:19 EDT, 26 March 2021 | UPDATED: 18:12 EDT, 26 March 2021

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I foresee some huge lawsuits.

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