NEWJERSEY: What’s Murphy hiding with his gag order on women who worked for him? | Moran –

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Murphy must be hiding misbehavior by his staff. Why else would he stretch out a fight that puts him solidly on the side of Harvey Weinstein in the growing debate over gag orders?

Source: What’s Murphy hiding with his gag order on women who worked for him? | Moran –

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The D’s seem to be against women … …

… … unless there are charges against R’s!

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SOFTWARE: Switch from “Doctor Google” to “Doctor Duck Duck Go”

Saturday, November 9, 2019


Shocking Proof How Google Censors Health News

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​Have to switch from “Doctor Google” to “Doctor Duck Duck Go”?​

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ATG Newsflash: For the Love of Literacy–Better World Books and the Internet Archive Unite to Preserve Millions of Books – Against the Grain

Thursday, November 7, 2019

This new relationship will allow Better World Books to provide a steady stream of books to be digitized by the Internet Archive, thereby growing its digital holdings to millions of books. Libraries that work alongside Better World Books will now make a bigger impact than ever. Any book that does not yet exist in digital form will go into a pipeline for future digitization, preservation and access.

Source: ATG Newsflash: For the Love of Literacy–Better World Books and the Internet Archive Unite to Preserve Millions of Books – Against the Grain

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One would think that the original publisher has it in electronic form and could just submit the file.

If the original publisher has no plans for future publishing, then it would seem like a big win for humanity.

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TINFOILHAT: Can PG&E deliver power at all?

Sunday, November 3, 2019


Was There Another Reason For Electricity Shutdowns In California?
Authored by Richard Trzupek via The Epoch Times,

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According to the official, widely reported story, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) shut down substantial portions of its electric transmission system in northern California as a precautionary measure.

Citing high wind speeds they described as “historic,” the utility claims that if they didn’t turn off the grid, wind-caused damage to their infrastructure could start more wildfires in the area.

Perhaps that’s true. Perhaps. This tale presumes that the folks who designed and maintain PG&E’s transmission system are unaware of or ignored the need to design it to withstand severe weather events, and that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) allowed the utility to do so.

Ignorance and incompetence happens, to be sure, but there’s much about this story that doesn’t smell right—and it’s disappointing that most journalists and elected officials are apparently accepting it without question.

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Here’s an interesting theory as to why PG&E has to cut power to Customers.

Of course, there’s no way for Joe-Sixpack to know if this is true, but it’s an “interesting question”.

I’d bet there’s some truth to it.

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Pepuls Republik of Kaliforkneeah is collective insanity

Saturday, November 2, 2019


California’s Prop 47 leads to rise in shoplifting, thefts, criminal activity across state
By Barnini Chakraborty | Fox News

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California is one of a handful of states that doesn’t hand out plastic shopping bags. To get one, the purchaser has to pay an additional dime. Residents looking to save ten cents and spare the environment typically put merchandise in a purse, backpack or have it in their hand when they walk out, an unintended consequence of which is shoplifters can easily “fit in and walk out” with the paying crowd.

“It’s nuts,” Michelin said. “Stores are going to be forced to lock up all their merchandise.”

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This seems to be the opposite of NYC’s (Bratton’s?) quality of life crackdown to decrease crime?


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ADMINISTRIVIA: Rebooting me, the blog, and life

Friday, November 1, 2019

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On October 12, I had a mitral valve repair.

It was minimally invasive and no problems were expected.

Unfortunately, the anesthetic impacted my prostate and it shut the urinary tube.  A catheterization solved that problem.

Apparently, the drugs prescribed to allow my recovery sent my bp and pulse into highs and lows.  Changing them around — eliminate some, change others — seemed to get me back level.

Recovery took longer than I expected and wasn’t as easy as I anticipated.

But, I think I’m back to where I was before I was “fixed”.

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The Atomic Bombings Reconsidered

Friday, November 1, 2019

That redefinition of morality was a product of World War II, which included such barbarities as Germany’s systematic murder of six million Jews and Japan’s rape of Nanking. While the worst atrocities were perpetrated by the Axis, all the major nation-states sliced away at the moral code — often to the applause of their leaders and citizens alike. By 1945 there were few moral restraints left in what had become virtually a total war. Even F.D.R.’s prewar concern for sparing enemy civilians had fallen by the wayside. In that new moral climate, any nation that had the A-bomb would probably have used it against enemy peoples. British leaders as well as Joseph Stalin endorsed the act. Germany’s and Japan’s leaders surely would have used it against cities. America was not morally unique — just technologically exceptional. Only it had the bomb, and so only it used it.

Source: The Atomic Bombings Reconsidered

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November 1, 1945 was schedule for the invasion of Japan.

Who knows how many on both side would have died?

WW2’s “tactics” really ended the protection of non-combatant civilians.

So why should we be surprised that “terrorism” has emerged as the tool of Fifth Generation asymmetrical warfare?

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