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Open Thread and Return of an Icon

by coldwarrior ( 250 Comments › )
Filed under Open thread, Transportation at July 14th, 2020 - 10:09 am

I had a 1977 Ford Bronco, always had the top off. It was a beast, 9mpg tho…oversized tires and a lift kit, 351ci v-8, and a 3 speed manual.

In the blizzard of 1993 (32 inches of snow) I was the only one to be able to even move.

But now! Hot off the presses!

Watch this video on YouTube.

Will this make me rethink my Benzes? No. but maybe Mrs Coldwarrior would love one!

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  1. eaglesoars
    1 | July 14, 2020 10:31 am

    I hate that color. blech. Does it come in red?

    This is a great review of the Tom Hanks movie, Grayhound. Unfortunately, it’s only on Apple TV right now, but I’m sure it will get out there somehow.

    https://thefederalist.com/2020/07/14/only-tom-hanks-could-have-made-new-wwii-drama-greyhound/#.Xw2tPWifFAw.twitter


  2. 2 | July 14, 2020 10:39 am

    And Gavin Newsom shuts California down again – Bars, barbers, salons, manicurists, only essential in office buildings. We were on the verge of re-opening our office, I’m told.

    Newsom really believes he’s going to be the Democrat nominee in 2024. The only thing keeping the California economy alive at this point is Silicon Valley. Restaurants in the Bay Area are closing for good at the rate of a dozen a week. Some of them have been in business for decades.

    Gavin doesn’t give a crap. He’s saying protests may continue, because – FIRST AMENDMENT….however, you can’t go to church (which is also in the First Amendment, but apparently he went to the same law school as Fredo Cuomo.


  3. coldwarrior
    3 | July 14, 2020 11:19 am

    https://spaceweathergallery.com/index.php?title=neowise

    https://www.spaceweather.com/

    comet neowise will be rising in the evening sky and its a big one!


  4. eaglesoars
    4 | July 14, 2020 11:30 am

    The Barbarian wrote:

    Newsom really believes he’s going to be the Democrat nominee in 2024

    If he believes that, then he believes Trump will win in 2020 and Biden won’t be the incumbent.

    @ coldwarrior:

    yeah, I’ve been looking for it but it’s overcast every frigging night


  5. 5 | July 14, 2020 12:01 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    What time does it usually appear? We have pretty clear skies in the Bay Area at night – it’s our MORNINGS that are overcast thanks to the marine layer over the Bay.


  6. AZfederalist
    6 | July 14, 2020 12:06 pm

    The Barbarian wrote:

    The only thing keeping the California economy alive at this point is Silicon Valley.

    My 3D printer company, Airwolf 3D, sent me an email notice last week saying that as of July 15, their new headquarters is in Las Vegas, Nevada. Not a multi-billion dollar corporation, but I’m guessing on the order of 10’s of millions per year just left California. They were in Costa Mesa.


  7. 7 | July 14, 2020 1:04 pm

    @ AZfederalist:

    Many of the moderate tech companies, that don’t have a significant real estate investment in the area (the type Apple has in Cupertino), are in fact hauling up stakes and moving to the lower tax states like Texas and Nevada. Which would be a good thing if they weren’t liberal jackasses who will vote for the same liberal BS which will, of course, result in higher taxes eventually.

    Google, for instance, rented significant office space in San Francisco in some of thee more premier buildings (One Market Plaza, Embarcadero Center) but found after the lockdown happened, that their employees really had no trouble working from home, and so they are either vacating, paying off the balance or NOT renewing their leases. Gonna be a lot of real estate available for rent by the first of the year.

    Residential real estate will start imploding as well. If you can do your job from your home, hell, move your ass to Mendocino, Humbolt and wherever else the real estate is less expensive and buy yourself something now requiring you to rob a bank to pay the property taxes every year.


  8. coldwarrior
    8 | July 14, 2020 1:14 pm

    The Barbarian wrote:

    @ eaglesoars:

    What time does it usually appear? We have pretty clear skies in the Bay Area at night – it’s our MORNINGS that are overcast thanks to the marine layer over the Bay.

    i miss the marine layer. a year at DLI in monterey spoiled me for life. we’d live in cali if it werent such a screwed up place.

    anyway, the comet is moving away from the sun and higher into the sky. therefore, it is visible in the evening sky in the northern hemisphere and is moving higher in the sky…farther away from the sun/dimmer as time goes on.

    From the 14th onward, the comet’s motion will have shifted its best viewing opportunity to the evening sky…

    Start looking about 1 hour after sunset, when you’ll find it just over the northwestern horizon as the last of twilight fades into darkness. Look about three fists below the bottom of the Big Dipper, which is hanging down by its handle high above, and from there perhaps a little to right.

    Every evening thereafter the comet will be getting dimmer, but it will also be getting higher up as twilight ends. On the evening of the 23rd, when Comet NEOWISE is its closest to Earth, locate it by first noting the two stars at the bottom of the Big Dipper’s bowl. Then draw an imaginary line through them and toward lower left to a point in the sky a little more than one fist away. But by that date you’ll almost certainly need binoculars or a telescope.


  9. eaglesoars
    9 | July 14, 2020 1:59 pm

    So Bari Weiss has resigned from her position at the NYT after being bullied by her co-workers. Her resignation letter is being hailed as the new J’accuse.

    She went to the NYT 2 years ago from the WSJ. She recently took over the position of the editor who was fired for publishing an opinion piece by Tom Cotton.

    I haz questions.

    What made her think the NYT was a good place for honest journalism and understanding other Americans? The rag hasn’t done anything but lie for years.

    ESPECIALLY after the Tom Cotton editor was fired, I didn’t see her write anything about free thought and bullying then. Just when it’s turned on her – a Jew who supports Israel and gets called a Nazi for it – does she notice?

    I’m having a hard time believing she didn’t understand the place is an ideological gulag where if you violate the groupthink rules you get dunked in a manure pit – UNTIL IT HAPPENED TO HER.

    So I have zero sympathy for her. Yeah, it’s a great letter but she could have written it years ago on the behalf of a lot of other people. But she didn’t.

    And she’s a yinzer, which is embarrassing.


  10. 10 | July 14, 2020 2:15 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    I agree. One of the best things about living in San Francisco back in the day was that it never got truly hot except for the occasional day (and you were MISERABLE) but it was so nice and cool in the mornings/afternoons.

    Of course, the fog totally ruined a LOT of 4th of July Fireworks….they were shot off from a barge in the Bay and all you could see was the fog turning pretty colors….and the BOOM…


  11. Deplorable Martian Overlord
    11 | July 14, 2020 2:21 pm

    So apparently some kind of secret communique went out over the democrat groupthink this week. Last time I went shopping there were only a handful of maskers to be seen. Last night I went to the store and about 80% of the people were masked and glaring at anyone not wearing any. No decrees from our state on masks so I’m not sure what happened but I’m sure it’s democrat related.


  12. eaglesoars
    12 | July 14, 2020 3:21 pm

    More KABOOMSKIs in Iran (Fox reporting)

    somebody sure is a busy little bee…….


  13. coldwarrior
    13 | July 14, 2020 3:38 pm

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/07/black-lives-matter-leader-charged-pimping-17-year-old-girl/

    black lives matter, unless you a ho.

    then you dont matter to the blacks.


  14. eaglesoars
    14 | July 14, 2020 4:00 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    his bail is only $25k? That’s a lousy $2500 out of pocket, he can embezzle that from a Cracker Jack box.


  15. 15 | July 14, 2020 4:01 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    Have our friends at CNN, MSNBC or the alphabet networks reported at all on that poor woman in Indiana who was shot by those paragons of virtue BLM after she said “All lives matter.”

    I notice I haven’t seen a poll where the country is showing majority support for (1) defunding the police; (2) tearing down statues; (3) Antifa and BLM.


  16. 16 | July 14, 2020 4:16 pm

    @ The Barbarian:
    That’s what gives me hope the left is pushing insanity too far and it’s going to cost them at the ballot box.


  17. 17 | July 14, 2020 4:26 pm

    @ right_wing2:

    There isn’t widespread support for the lockdowns, the masks, BLM, Antifa, and defunding the police. And Biden is a demented dickhead stuck in his basement.


  18. Aussie Infidel
    18 | July 14, 2020 4:47 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    More KABOOMSKIs in Iran (Fox reporting)

    somebody sure is a busy little bee…….

    I keep telling ya!

    Goldstein is working his arse off and he’s getting zero creds for all of his labours.

    HEH!

    🙂


  19. Possum
    19 | July 14, 2020 4:55 pm

    The telephone just kind of happened….


  20. Aussie Infidel
    20 | July 14, 2020 4:57 pm

    The Barbarian wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:

    Have our friends at CNN, MSNBC or the alphabet networks reported at all on that poor woman in Indiana who was shot by those paragons of virtue BLM after she said “All lives matter.”

    I notice I haven’t seen a poll where the country is showing majority support for (1) defunding the police; (2) tearing down statues; (3) Antifa and BLM.

    Sorry mate but misunderstand what is driving all of this nonsense.

    It has NOTHING to do with polls of trying to convince people one way or another. What is ACTUALLY going on is a carefully orchestrated campaign to TERRORISE a society and make them believe that nowhere is safe from terrorists. No support is available to protect and everyone is vulnerable to unexpected attack for no reason at any time.

    This is a PsyOps operation to wear down a civilian polity striking fear and uncertainty and removing all civil society’s historical and continuity icons. Terror engenders a need for some form of stability and once ‘conditioned’ the society will clutch at any straw to end the terror and fear. Even if it means giving power to those who terrorise in the first place.

    That’s what is ACTUALLY going on in the US


  21. eaglesoars
    21 | July 14, 2020 5:01 pm

    @ Aussie Infidel:

    Exactly. The driving element to this is “remove Trump or we burn the place down”

    Hey CW, I just opened a jar of pesto I got from Macaroni’s. Roland’s from San Remo Italy. It just may be the best pesto I’ve ever had, including my own.


  22. Possum
    22 | July 14, 2020 5:05 pm

    Isaac Newton was the inspiration for a few musicians that you know as Pink Floyd.

    Prove me wrong….

    ( Possum twisting history ) LOL as did a prism twist light…

    Yep, history is fucked, life as we knew it is fucked.


  23. coldwarrior
    23 | July 14, 2020 5:12 pm

    The Barbarian wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:

    Have our friends at CNN, MSNBC or the alphabet networks reported at all on that poor woman in Indiana who was shot by those paragons of virtue BLM after she said “All lives matter.”

    I notice I haven’t seen a poll where the country is showing majority support for (1) defunding the police; (2) tearing down statues; (3) Antifa and BLM.

    nope.

    and the term ‘self selection’ from statistics should be learned with the term ‘pent up demand’ from economics…for future reference


  24. coldwarrior
    24 | July 14, 2020 5:14 pm

    @ Aussie Infidel:

    did two sides of baramundi in the pellet smoker.

    it was fabulous

    cheers!


  25. coldwarrior
    25 | July 14, 2020 5:16 pm

    @ Aussie Infidel:

    ye[, and lets add:
    this is only occurring in a few urban areas, however…the coverage is breathless and endless, thereby a ‘force multiplier’.

    that said, most americans arent buying what is being sold. the silent majority will speak just as they did for nixon in 72


  26. coldwarrior
    26 | July 14, 2020 5:18 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Hey CW, I just opened a jar of pesto I got from Macaroni’s. Roland’s from San Remo Italy. It just may be the best pesto I’ve ever had, including my own.

    oh my! pennmac is awesoneness. you should have seen dorian in that joint! he lot his mind.

    i am about to make some fresh tomorrow…its a wedding gift for my neice, along with a few hundred dollars and a newly cleaned and seasoned large antique griswold cast iron skillet.


  27. coldwarrior
    27 | July 14, 2020 5:20 pm

    right_wing2 wrote:

    @ The Barbarian:
    That’s what gives me hope the left is pushing insanity too far and it’s going to cost them at the ballot box.

    see my 23 and 25


  28. Deplorable Martian Overlord
    28 | July 14, 2020 5:26 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    @ Aussie Infidel:

    did two sides of baramundi in the pellet smoker.

    it was fabulous

    cheers!

    I am loving my electric smoker. I don’t know how I lived this long without one. Did a whole bunch of wings the other day. Only thing I have to get used to is it takes about an hour less than all the online instructions say it does. Not sure why, temperature probe and the temps settings all match up fine but everything just seems to cook faster than its supposed to. (Which was a good thing with a 12 lb pork butt that I needed done earlier than it would have taken according to the book.)


  29. eaglesoars
    29 | July 14, 2020 5:27 pm

    My sister just called. She’s works the polls on elections in Florida. They’re really short handed because most of them are in the retired demographic, which is also covid high risk. So a lot of them are not going to be available until this virus thing gets straightened.

    Lo and behold, 3 new people who just moved into the area and registered to vote. They were asked if they’d like to volunteer to work at the polls and all 3 said yes. Then they all went to class – and already knew the ropes and wanted ‘leadership’ positions. And – they’re young, late 20s.

    The guy who runs the shop said he might let them sweep the parking lot. His nose is twitching like a weather vane.


  30. Aussie Infidel
    30 | July 14, 2020 5:45 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    @ Aussie Infidel:

    ye[, and lets add:
    this is only occurring in a few urban areas, however…the coverage is breathless and endless, thereby a ‘force multiplier’.

    that said, most americans arent buying what is being sold. the silent majority will speak just as they did for nixon in 72

    I agree without the breathless media reports the random terror attacks would fizzle. The people initiating these terror and fear attacks are in fact minuscular in the greater scheme of things.
    The giant magnifying glass of the MSM however are trying to make these minor incidents sound as if the sky is falling all over the US. This is NOT SO. The MSM are acting as propagandists for these Marxist slobs. The effort should go towards destroying the credibility of MSM sources through a well planned Counter Pay-Ops program aimed as the key personnel running these propaganda factories as well as their front end presenters. And I mean serious and personal PsyOps attacks on them and their families. They need to be totally terrorised into ‘early retirement’ and bankruptcy of their institutions.

    The Antifa anarchists and BLM Marxists once robbed of their loud hailers in the MSM will wither on the vine. The US Police front line already belong to the forces of ‘light’. They were ‘recruited’ courtesy of the goons at BLM and Antifa actions in the street. NOW is the time to ruthlessly destroy the elite Police and political management who support the Marxists so that the Operational arm of the Police can be freed up to do their job.

    Please no more Mr. nice guy ‘pattacake ‘ politics. You need to grow a pair in the US polity and destroy your opponents branch and root. The time for ruthlessness has arrived because the same ruthlessness is being used against the good guys. By all means keep your civic ethics but at this time the US needs to unleash those rough and dangerous men who fight to win always and use all methods at their disposal.


  31. eaglesoars
    31 | July 14, 2020 5:51 pm

    9 mins ago

    BREAKING: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg was admitted to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore early this morning for a possible infection.

    https://twitter.com/Breaking911/status/1283154656206761985


  32. rain of lead
    32 | July 14, 2020 5:56 pm

    hey y’all


  33. rain of lead
    33 | July 14, 2020 6:00 pm

    just a rumor on twitter at this point

    *GINSBURG ADMITTED TO JOHN HOPKINS FOR POSSIBLE INFECTION

    *GINSBURG UNDERWENT PROCEDURE AT JOHNS HOPKINS THIS AFTERNOON


  34. rain of lead
    34 | July 14, 2020 6:00 pm

    @ rain of lead:

    As an alien lizard, RBG needs to bathe in the blood of virgins from time to time


  35. 35 | July 14, 2020 6:01 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    I wish she’d just retire. She’ll die on the bench for the sake of her ideology. I seriously doubt she has any real positive quality of life. The effing leftists have literally bullied her into staying on the Court as the last hope of liberalism against the Bad Orange Man.


  36. eaglesoars
    36 | July 14, 2020 6:10 pm

    The Barbarian wrote:

    She’ll die on the bench

    As long as she waits until after the election.


  37. eaglesoars
    37 | July 14, 2020 6:13 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    As long as she waits until after the election.

    Belay that order. Are we going to keep the Senate? I dunno


  38. Deplorable Martian Overlord
    38 | July 14, 2020 6:15 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    My sister just called. She’s works the polls on elections in Florida. They’re really short handed because most of them are in the retired demographic, which is also covid high risk. So a lot of them are not going to be available until this virus thing gets straightened.

    Lo and behold, 3 new people who just moved into the area and registered to vote. They were asked if they’d like to volunteer to work at the polls and all 3 said yes. Then they all went to class – and already knew the ropes and wanted ‘leadership’ positions. And – they’re young, late 20s.

    The guy who runs the shop said he might let them sweep the parking lot. His nose is twitching like a weather vane.

    Yep, I agree the whole thing stinks bad. I’d just kindly inform them that leadership goes to experienced volunteers and shuffle them off to the worst possible work. If they prove themselves as decent people without ulterior motives then who knows.


  39. 39 | July 14, 2020 6:16 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    It’s a toss up. I think we’ll take back the seat in Alabama. Roy Moore was just too damaged a candidate. I wonder if Sessions will win the primary. Trump’s picks have been defeated lately.

    McSally looks to be losing in Arizona. God help us if that POS married to Gabby Giffords is elected.

    If we lose the Senate and Democrats keep the House, it won’t matter if Trump is re-elected. They’ll impeach him before the end of the year.


  40. eaglesoars
    40 | July 14, 2020 6:17 pm

    Oh, I missed this! Trump just cut the CDC out of the loop

    Breaking News: The Trump administration ordered hospitals to bypass the CDC and send key coronavirus information to a Washington database, alarming health officials

    https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1283119890484867076


  41. eaglesoars
    41 | July 14, 2020 6:20 pm

    nap

    later


  42. 42 | July 14, 2020 6:22 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    Dr. Fauxci hardest hit…I’m sure he and the CDC were pen pals….


  43. lobo91
    43 | July 14, 2020 7:48 pm

    @ Deplorable Martian Overlord:

    Only thing I have to get used to is it takes about an hour less than all the online instructions say it does. Not sure why, temperature probe and the temps settings all match up fine but everything just seems to cook faster than its supposed to.

    It’s because of the ambient temperature. I’m not sure why, but pellet grills/smokers seem to be much more sensitive to changes in the ambient air temperature.


  44. lobo91
    44 | July 14, 2020 7:53 pm


  45. Deplorable Martian Overlord
    45 | July 14, 2020 8:12 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ Deplorable Martian Overlord:

    Only thing I have to get used to is it takes about an hour less than all the online instructions say it does. Not sure why, temperature probe and the temps settings all match up fine but everything just seems to cook faster than its supposed to.

    It’s because of the ambient temperature. I’m not sure why, but pellet grills/smokers seem to be much more sensitive to changes in the ambient air temperature.

    Mines not pellet but same standard might apply. The days I’ve used it have been in the 80’s.


  46. rain of lead
    46 | July 14, 2020 9:11 pm

    @ lobo91:

    for some reason, I am just meh on most of their cover stuff.
    Most.

    the girl and I are HUGE fans of kill bill

    THIS cover, Masterpiece

    Larkin Poe | “Bang Bang

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnxcGW_xWJw


  47. rain of lead
  48. eaglesoars
    48 | July 14, 2020 9:23 pm

    Sessions lost his primary big time, looks like 2-1


  49. eaglesoars
    49 | July 14, 2020 9:25 pm

    @ rain of lead:

    yeah, what is Fauci’s rationale for a falling mortality rate not being important? I missed that somehow


  50. rain of lead
    50 | July 14, 2020 9:37 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    oh yeah, we got some politickin going on tonight


  51. eaglesoars
    51 | July 14, 2020 9:41 pm

    When you absolutely, positively suck at your job….

    CDC Employees Call Out Agency’s ‘Toxic Culture Of Racial Aggressions’

    https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/07/13/889769017/cdc-employees-call-out-agencys-toxic-culture-of-racial-aggression?


  52. rain of lead
    52 | July 14, 2020 9:44 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Sessions lost his primary big time, looks like 2-1

    63 to 36
    thats an ass whoopin


  53. lobo91
    53 | July 14, 2020 10:11 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    As of Monday afternoon, 1,204 staff members had signed the letter — more than 10% of the agency’s workforce — and the number of signatories is growing, Jones says. She adds that at least one division head signed, and about 300 employees chose to endorse the letter anonymously. Only current CDC employees could sign the letter, and each person could sign it only once, according to Jones. Any CDC employee could sign, not just people of color. The racial breakdown of the signatories was not known.

    So, for all we know, it was signed by a combination of white liberals and minority janitorial staff and cafeteria workers…


  54. eaglesoars
    54 | July 14, 2020 10:29 pm

    @ lobo91:

    and how about those 300 ANONYMOUS ‘endorsements’? What’s an endorsement? Do they hit the ‘like’ button?


  55. lobo91
    55 | July 14, 2020 10:41 pm

    Coronavirus update: Florida labs not reporting negative test results, report says

    Incomplete reporting from some Florida laboratories resulted in errors on the state’s report on virus positivity rates, according to a Fox 35 News report.

    “Countless labs have reported a 100 percent positivity rate, which means every single person tested was positive,” Fox 35 News reported. “Other labs had very high positivity rates.”

    Orlando Health, for example, reported a 98 percent positivity rate. Lee Memorial Hospital Lab, PanCare of Florida, Inc and Advance Medical of Naples all reported 100 percent positivity rates; no negative results were included.

    That rate implies every person tested had a positive result. Fox News has reached out to the organizations with a request for comment.

    Fox 35 News said it investigated the numbers by contacting every local location listed in the report. Orlando Health confirmed errors in the report, and its positivity rate is said to be 9.4 percent, not 98 percent as listed.

    Similarly, a VA spokesperson told Fox 35 News that the Orlando Veterans Affairs Medical Center’s positivity rate is actually 6 percent, not 76 percent as seen on the report. Fox News has reached out to the Orlando Veterans Affairs Medical Center with a request for comment on this story.

    The Florida Department of Health confirmed to Fox 35 News on Tuesday that though private and public laboratories are required to immediately report both positive and negative cases, “some have not.”

    “Specifically, they said that some smaller, private labs were not reporting negative test result data to the state,” Fox 35 News reported.

    “The Department immediately began working with those labs to ensure that all results were being reported in order to provide comprehensive and transparent data,” a spokesperson for the Florida Department of Health told Fox 35 News. “As the state continues to receive results from various labs, the Department will continue educating these labs on proper protocol for reporting COVID-19 test results.”


  56. lobo91
    56 | July 14, 2020 10:48 pm

    @ rain of lead:

    Of course, a lot of their most popular songs have been covers, though


  57. eaglesoars
    57 | July 14, 2020 10:48 pm

    @ lobo91:

    DeSantis needs to start hanging people from lamp posts


  58. darkwords
    58 | July 14, 2020 10:49 pm

    @ The Barbarian:

    I don’t see how we can close the country for months without moving to a state sponsored capitalism.


  59. darkwords
    59 | July 14, 2020 10:55 pm

    New version of Norton in Google blocked blogmocracy as a threat. Uninstalled it and flagged them in the Extensions app.


  60. darkwords
    60 | July 14, 2020 10:57 pm

    @ The Barbarian:
    I can only think this is shared info between Dem govs designed to maximize election chances. Has nothing to do with BLM or the pandemi.

    The Dem govs do have a grapevine that is attached to media outlets.


  61. eaglesoars
    61 | July 14, 2020 10:57 pm

    ViacomCBS just ‘terminated’ their relationship w/Nick Cannon.

    And people thought Mariah Carey was the nutcase.

    https://twitter.com/elderofziyon/status/1283230607733071873


  62. darkwords
    62 | July 14, 2020 11:01 pm

    @ Aussie Infidel:
    I would agree with this. There was a note made that the national media has pulled back coverage of violence. Letting it ride in local markets only. I think they realized they overstepped and created a backlash.


  63. darkwords
    63 | July 14, 2020 11:04 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    Scott Adams of Dilbert youtubing says the left is splintered. Half of them rabid on destruction. Half backing out. And the right is facing an extinction event in America if they don’t win this election.

    If people value their place in America they would vote for the system that preserves it. Trumps.


  64. darkwords
    64 | July 14, 2020 11:09 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    I doubt any large Federal agency has a big racism issue. Decades of affirmative action massaging. More likely personality conflicts with poor leadership.


  65. darkwords
    65 | July 14, 2020 11:13 pm

    @ lobo91:
    I am thinking they are using the whiteness training that Seattle used. And defining white supremacy as not the traditional KKK but now all white people.

    All government agencies have opened the door to this type of maoist thinking.

    They had a name for it in the great leap forward. Where the youth shock troops pulled the middle class onto a stage and forced them to confess to committing ideological sins.


  66. eaglesoars
    66 | July 14, 2020 11:18 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    More likely personality conflicts with poor leadership.

    well, Trump just fucked them over by sending all the data to HHS instead of CDC. The only number they’ve got right so far is the one for Domino’s Pizza.

    bedtime.

    nite.


  67. darkwords
    67 | July 14, 2020 11:20 pm

    @ lobo91:
    I would think that the feds would consolidate record keeping on a consistent data table schema. Very difficult to do. Especially if location data is there.

    I worked briefly with fed data and felt it was inflexible and short term. Committee and standards driven without real leadership. Took years to make the standard. Then the input was inconsistent which resulted in massive data updates that in themselves were also in error. Data cleanup was also one person who was the only one smart enough to write the update. But that person also made on the fly decisions on data inserts that altered the standards.

    It would be a large task for the Trump admin to track the pandemic effectively. I doubt they can do it without the help of google.


  68. darkwords
    68 | July 14, 2020 11:21 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    You’re IT right? Can one get good data analysis from disgruntled fed employees?


  69. Aussie Infidel
    69 | July 15, 2020 12:26 am

    darkwords wrote:

    @ eaglesoars:
    Scott Adams of Dilbert youtubing says the left is splintered. Half of them rabid on destruction. Half backing out. And the right is facing an extinction event in America if they don’t win this election.

    If people value their place in America they would vote for the system that preserves it. Trumps.

    Vote early

    Vote often!

    🙂


  70. Aussie Infidel
    70 | July 15, 2020 12:33 am

    darkwords wrote:

    @ lobo91:
    I am thinking they are using the whiteness training that Seattle used. And defining white supremacy as not the traditional KKK but now all white people.

    All government agencies have opened the door to this type of maoist thinking.

    They had a name for it in the great leap forward. Where the youth shock troops pulled the middle class onto a stage and forced them to confess to committing ideological sins.

    My Chinese business partner was a Red Guard and reported and denounced his academic parents. They were sent be re-educated whilst working in the paddy fields as forced labour for 2 years. Once he grew up and realised what a terrible thing he’d done he apologised to his parents and looked after them and his sister for years. They were totally reunited and loved each other. His dad died last year and his mom is now 93 and living in China with his sister. He left China in the mid 1990s and is a Kiwi citizen now and SERIOUSLY Anti-Communist!

    🙂


  71. Buckeye Abroad
    71 | July 15, 2020 4:45 am

    @ Aussie Infidel:

    That should be a movie. Glad to hear he came to the light and the parents forgave him.

    I am acquianted with an old Czeck who was former amry MI during the great unpleasantness. His job was to monitor radio transmissions across the border (Bavaria) on an American armored cav regiment. He defected to West Germany in 1982 and is a fierce anti-communist. Had some great stories through.


  72. eaglesoars
    72 | July 15, 2020 6:39 am

    darkwords wrote:

    @ eaglesoars:
    You’re IT right? Can one get good data analysis from disgruntled fed employees?

    well, ‘disgruntled’ is the operative word here, and it would apply to the private sector too. Yes, in a previous life, I was IT. I retired from the corporate world in 2003.

    I’ve since worked with a few fed departments and you know who I absolutely adore? The Bureau of Labor Statistics. No lie. Those guys know that data, they can explain every algorithm used in every report and they are extremely generous with their time and knowledge. USDA can be very good, too, the IRS sucks canal water. Trying to get demographic data from them is like trying to raise the dead.


  73. eaglesoars
    73 | July 15, 2020 7:58 am

    That Hong Kong EO Trump signed yesterday? I found it. To me, it looks like he’s treating Hong Kong as tho it’s now China. Understandable. But there’s a provision that I THINK says the U.S. just took any and all U.S. real estate owned by the CCP or any citizen of China. Not sure. Here it is.

    Sec. 4. All property and interests in property that are in the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of any United States person, of the following persons are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in:

    https://publicpool.kinja.com/subject-the-presidents-executive-order-on-hong-kong-no-1844384268


  74. 74 | July 15, 2020 9:55 am

    @ darkwords:

    I had to turn off Breitbart News Daily this morning, as the guest host is their Sports editor who is nothing but a prognosticator of DOOM. Trump’s gonna lose. We’re gonna lose the Senate. Polls may have wrong in 2016 but they’re not wrong now.

    Yeah, bye dickhead. I don’t need to start my day with you and your pessimism.


  75. RIX
    75 | July 15, 2020 10:12 am

    https://www.redstate.com/bonchie/2020/07/14/the-la-times-proclaims-the-anthem-is-racist-their-suggested-replacement-will-have-you-laughing-out-loud/
    @ Red State
    Good morning. I spotted this and had to share it.
    The Journos at the LA Times of course think that the Narional Anthem is racist and icky.
    Apparently attending too many wine and cheese receptions with other pretentious types leads to a mental disorder.
    They would like to replace the Anthem with “lean On Me.” They are serious. I am trying to picture this at a ball game or a Memorial Day tribute.
    I suppose all off the Jefferson and Washington statues will need to be replaced with Bill Withers.


  76. eaglesoars
    76 | July 15, 2020 10:44 am

    Apparently Ghislane Maxwell is married and she’s not telling anybody the name of her spouse.

    ???


  77. coldwarrior
  78. rain of lead
    78 | July 15, 2020 12:22 pm

    hey y’all.


  79. Buckeye Abroad
    79 | July 15, 2020 2:03 pm

    @ The Barbarian:

    “Polls may have wrong in 2016 but they’re not wrong now.”

    I have been seeing that around of late. How can anyone even believe after last time? I think Trump has gained more converts than given credit for, but concern trolls will be concerned. The democrats do not behave like they are confident from what I see on the MSM and from the few dems (younger cousins, don’t ask) I am in contact with, they reflect same.


  80. eaglesoars
    80 | July 15, 2020 2:25 pm

    @ Buckeye Abroad:

    I’m going to worry regardless, mostly about fraud.


  81. eaglesoars
    81 | July 15, 2020 2:33 pm

    MOAR KABOOMSKI!!
    <
    Massive blaze rips through Iranian port near nuclear power station as seven ships burn – after a series of mysterious explosions around the country

    this has to be making them nuts.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8525861/Fire-rips-three-ships-near-Irans-nuclear-power-plant.html


  82. 82 | July 15, 2020 4:51 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    Oh listen, California – voter fraud capitol of the country, is doing everything they can to force the public into mail-in voting.

    Look, instead of mailing a ballot, mail a request for absentee ballot to the registered voters. Those who WANT to vote by mail will avail themselves of the option. Those that don’t will wait in line. There’s no conceivable reason to force vote by mail. The only reason for that is for voter harvesting on a grand scale.


  83. Buckeye Abroad
    83 | July 15, 2020 4:56 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    That should anticipated no matter what and acted on accordingly.


  84. Deplorable Martian Overlord
    84 | July 15, 2020 5:10 pm

    Governor dipshit in our state just reversed us back to full masking. So, my disabled nephews are no longer allowed to leave the house to go into any businesses. Since they are older than two years old they are not exempt from masking. I already called, and disability is not exempted from masking. This is bullshit.

    At least Governor Dipshit has managed to tank his Congressional campaign with this move.


  85. eaglesoars
    85 | July 15, 2020 6:43 pm

    @ Deplorable Martian Overlord:

    I heard that Kroger will require everyone in their stores everywhere to wear masks. Starting next week.

    If masks are so important, why are they waiting a week?


  86. darkwords
    86 | July 15, 2020 6:54 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    @ Deplorable Martian Overlord:

    I heard that Kroger will require everyone in their stores everywhere to wear masks. Starting next week.

    If masks are so important, why are they waiting a week?

    Its statewide here. IMO the contact testing needs to be at the doors where people are shopping and working. Contact test from there. Distribute free masks from there.

    The N95 mask is 95 percent effective. I wore my cloth mask today. And while yes it probably doesn’t stop a flood of the virus but it probably does stop the sneezing mouth breathing effect.


  87. eaglesoars
    87 | July 15, 2020 6:55 pm

    Did anybody hear Gutfeld’s opening tonite? He was on FIRE.

    He’s gone and bought a firearm and he’s pissed.


  88. darkwords
    88 | July 15, 2020 6:55 pm

    @ Deplorable Martian Overlord:
    Governors using sledge hammers to pound nails. When they should probably be sawing.


  89. darkwords
    89 | July 15, 2020 7:04 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    I heard him yesterday go off on Juan Williams about the St Louis couple defending themselves from a mob. Williams was saying lets look at the bigger picture. When Williams never looks at the bigger picture in the police shootings. Gutfeld was actually pissed off.

    And actually I am pissed off also now.


  90. darkwords
    90 | July 15, 2020 7:08 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    All these street rioters are probably being organized to vote 20 times each. Clog the system. Riot the election. These calls to do mail in votes with no voterID is a recipe for disaster. The election system should change slowly.

    Leo Terrell on Kilmeade saying the Democratic party leadership is in the backpocket of BLM. And says he has left the party. That’s big.


  91. darkwords
    91 | July 15, 2020 7:11 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    That pretty bold. Trump is drawing a huge line.


  92. darkwords
    92 | July 15, 2020 7:13 pm

    @ Aussie Infidel:
    hopefully the re education camp I get mailed to is in New Zealand.


  93. eaglesoars
    93 | July 15, 2020 7:15 pm

    @ darkwords:

    Sooner or later, EVERYBODY gets pissed off at Yawn Williams. When Kim Guilfoyle was on, I used to watch all the time just to see if THIS will be the show where she just decks his ass.

    Have you noticed since Terrell left the Dem party, he’s stopped yelling?


  94. darkwords
    94 | July 15, 2020 7:17 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    Yes. I am listening to Terrell right now and he seems pretty perceptive and pragmatic. Could be Trumps right hand man.


  95. darkwords
    95 | July 15, 2020 7:19 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    I don’t like to encourage or think violence but I am waiting for a couple of these outspoken celebrities to get punched in a restaurant. I’m surprised it hasn’t turned into a pandemic sport.


  96. darkwords
    96 | July 15, 2020 7:20 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    @ eaglesoars:
    I don’t like to encourage or think violence but I am waiting for a couple of these outspoken celebrities to get punched in a restaurant. I’m surprised it hasn’t turned into a pandemic sport.

    But pardon me. I think civility is absolutely necessary in the face of violence. Armed civility.


  97. darkwords
    97 | July 15, 2020 7:21 pm

    Lol Cuomo is going to send people to mandatory quarantine if they don’t complete an entry form at any New York airport. Let me see your papers.


  98. darkwords
    98 | July 15, 2020 7:22 pm

    Well off to Bushmills back later.


  99. eaglesoars
    99 | July 15, 2020 7:44 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    Cuomo is going to send people to mandatory quarantine if they don’t complete an entry form at any New York airport.

    somehow, somewhere, there’s a Constitutional violation in there


  100. lobo91
    100 | July 15, 2020 7:52 pm

    @ The Barbarian:

    Look, instead of mailing a ballot, mail a request for absentee ballot to the registered voters. Those who WANT to vote by mail will avail themselves of the option. Those that don’t will wait in line.

    That’s what they did here in NM for the primaries. Seemed to work okay.


  101. eaglesoars
    101 | July 15, 2020 7:58 pm

    just a sec, lemme check my giveafuck meter…yep, pegged at zero

    Employees at the National Museum of African Art are complaining about too many white people.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/15/arts/design/smithsonian-chief-racism-museum-of-african-art.html

    And the The National Museum of African American History & Culture has published a list of ‘whiteness’, characteristics of white people.

    – emphasis on scientific method
    – nuclear family
    – be polite
    – self-reliance

    There’s lots more at the link

    https://thefederalist.com/2020/07/15/smithsonian-pushes-racist-material-claiming-white-culture-is-nuclear-family-self-reliance-being-polite/

    I would like to point out that both these museums are part of the Smithsonian


  102. eaglesoars
    102 | July 15, 2020 8:03 pm

    This is a picture of the The National Museum of African American History. It is sited with the other museums that comprise the Smithosnian, which are all white/Grecian (except for Air and Space and one of the art museums, which are white but modern)

    This architecture is deliberately, aggressively ugly. If you think it says ‘fuck you’, that’s because it does. If you see it close up, it looks like it’s rusted out.

    https://twitter.com/DailyCaller/status/1283480225544904705


  103. Aussie Infidel
    103 | July 15, 2020 8:04 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    @ Aussie Infidel:
    hopefully the re education camp I get mailed to is in New Zealand.

    HEH!

    🙂

    In the South Island. And don’t forget to pack your skis!

    🙂


  104. Deplorable Martian Overlord
    104 | July 15, 2020 8:10 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    @ Deplorable Martian Overlord:

    I heard that Kroger will require everyone in their stores everywhere to wear masks. Starting next week.

    If masks are so important, why are they waiting a week?

    Yeah, also Governor shithead says you can take your masks off to eat and drink. So, apparently the magic liberal virus doesn’t activate inside dining and drinking areas anymore either.


  105. lobo91
    105 | July 15, 2020 8:22 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    “Facing your whiteness is hard and can result in feelings of guilt, sadness, confusion, defensiveness, or fear,” the page suggests. “For white people doing anti-racist and social justice work, the first meaningful step should be to recognize their fragility around racial issues and build their emotional stamina.”

    “Facing your whiteness”? WTF?

    Is it contagious or something? Are they working on a vaccine?


  106. Deplorable Martian Overlord
    106 | July 15, 2020 8:33 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ eaglesoars:

    “Facing your whiteness is hard and can result in feelings of guilt, sadness, confusion, defensiveness, or fear,” the page suggests. “For white people doing anti-racist and social justice work, the first meaningful step should be to recognize their fragility around racial issues and build their emotional stamina.”

    “Facing your whiteness”? WTF?

    Is it contagious or something? Are they working on a vaccine?

    Guaranteed they are, but the treatment is fatal.


  107. eaglesoars
    107 | July 15, 2020 8:38 pm

    @ lobo91:
    @ Deplorable Martian Overlord:

    Look up ‘the Kafka trap’


  108. eaglesoars
    108 | July 15, 2020 8:41 pm

    Looks like Bubba drove his car into another driver 26 mins into the race.

    https://twitter.com/NASCAR_Alerts/status/1283541476052357120


  109. Aussie Infidel
    109 | July 15, 2020 8:45 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    @ darkwords:
    Masks are important if you are infectious as they stop the large and most small particulate matter from getting free into the environment. Cough while wearing a N95 mask and 95% of material stops right there. The remaining 5% are slowed and spread a lot less as well. Wearing a mask when you’re healthy and if you have it fitted loosely as most civilians do does next to ZIP even for heavy particulate matter and forget about the small particulate matter and actual viruses. A well fitted N95 mask that seals well onto the face will probably cut down most large particles and a small proportion of smaller particulate matter but the small stuff gets sucked through the filter. N95 masks are totally ridiculous in stopping virus sized particles that are 10*3 to 10*4 times smaller than the mask pores,

    That is the whole shebang folks and the rest is just pure rhetioric and virtue signalling.

    Now if you actually want to be protected from viruses of the large Covid19 type try a powered pump feeding a nanoscale filter system mounted on a back pack or belt with a positive pressure double flanged mask that prevents ALL infiltration of external air around the fitted mask edges. Great until your batteries run out. You even get a sealed positive pressure straw valve to take a drink. Great to wear as a constant cool breeze washes across your face and stops the build-up of hot were air from exhaled breath. Yours for $1k-2k.

    🙂

    Save your money. Wash your hands (2 happy birthday songs long and maintain distance with groups who are not in your ‘bubble’ Forget getting sick from kids, especially those under 14 … either giving or getting!

    Protect the old and vulnerable, by isolation but also with creating a small bubble of family who know that they are not infectious.

    Let the young adults catch it, get sick get better and build Herd Immunity. Go to WORK and if you get sick take Therapeutics early such as (hydroxy Chloquine). If you get REALLY sick then app the dose of Therapeutics and get ICU support if necessary. Wait for a vaccine especially ones like the Oxford University one that is in final testing.

    It’s that simple folks.

    Sweden knew a thing or two!

    🙂


  110. Aussie Infidel
    110 | July 15, 2020 8:47 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    @ darkwords:
    Oh I forgot.

    The main entry point for large, small and actual viruses entering the body are the EYES !


  111. Deplorable Martian Overlord
    111 | July 15, 2020 8:50 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    @ lobo91:
    @ Deplorable Martian Overlord:

    Look up ‘the Kafka trap’

    Well aware, covered in psych under our discussions of logical fallacies and such. Standard tactic of the fascist left.


  112. eaglesoars
    112 | July 15, 2020 8:55 pm

    Aussie Infidel wrote:

    Protect the old and vulnerable,

    GREAT NEWS! Hubby’s son and family were due to arrive this weekend. But Hubby’s son has been exposed and doesn’t want to expose us, the ‘old and vulnerable’. He’s self-quarantining.

    Hubby sez he’ll drive up to NY this August and visit them then.

    WHAT a relief. I’d like to see the new baby but I really cannot abide Hubby’s kid. So I’m off the hook until at least Christmas.


  113. eaglesoars
    113 | July 15, 2020 8:58 pm

    @ Aussie Infidel:

    Don’t know if you like fictional spy stories, but Daniel Silva, the master of the genre, just dropped his latest, The Order. It’s about the Vatican, thought you’d be interested.

    Why do we need a vaccine for a bug that has a 99% recovery rate?


  114. Deplorable Martian Overlord
    114 | July 15, 2020 9:01 pm

    At this point I think they have managed to fake their imaginary second wave of Covid. Looking at a possible second wave of shutdowns to crash the economy. I also think they are going to try to cause a second riot situation right at election time to depress turnout at the polls. That way only mail ins get counted increasing the balance toward fraud.


  115. eaglesoars
    115 | July 15, 2020 9:05 pm

    Deplorable Martian Overlord wrote:

    I also think they are going to try to cause a second riot situation

    You know, I’m not sure what the ‘riot’ situation really is. Apparently, Portland is still burning but the only reason I know that is twitter. I don’t know if there are more problems that just aren’t being reported nationally or if they really are localized and not many.


  116. Aussie Infidel
    116 | July 15, 2020 9:13 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    @ Aussie Infidel:

    Don’t know if you like fictional spy stories, but Daniel Silva, the master of the genre, just dropped his latest, The Order. It’s about the Vatican, thought you’d be interested.

    Why do we need a vaccine for a bug that has a 99% recovery rate?

    Will do Eagles. Thanks for the tip.

    99% recovery rate EXACTLY ! A cigar for the lovely lady over there!

    This is about politics. destroying Trump’s economy and giving the totalitarian control freaks a free rein to do what they do best (worse). Try to control everyone else whilst getting their ;rocks off’ with the attending power plays.!

    SPIT

    🙂

    Feast Day today for Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. The Carmelite nuns had a 07:30 mass in Auckland today but a terrible storm stopped me in my tracks. I’m down at the beach with a huge pile of firewood, a roaring fire and some great books with the wind and surf raging outside

    🙂


  117. eaglesoars
    117 | July 15, 2020 9:16 pm

    @ Aussie Infidel:

    what books, please? I’m always looking……..


  118. lobo91
    118 | July 15, 2020 9:23 pm

    From the “songs you won’t hear on the radio” files:


  119. lobo91
    119 | July 15, 2020 9:27 pm


  120. eaglesoars
    120 | July 15, 2020 9:27 pm

    @ lobo91:

    But they need the exercise!!


  121. Deplorable Martian Overlord
    121 | July 15, 2020 9:27 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Deplorable Martian Overlord wrote:

    I also think they are going to try to cause a second riot situation

    You know, I’m not sure what the ‘riot’ situation really is. Apparently, Portland is still burning but the only reason I know that is twitter. I don’t know if there are more problems that just aren’t being reported nationally or if they really are localized and not many.

    Yeah, they realized the optics were terrible on them and shut down the national coverage. My brother still sees that there are a few here and there still happening on TikTok that aren’t being covered on the talking head networks. They realized that they were losing even the dem voters on this one. But, I think they realized it was a weapon they can pull out and use as needed. And I think that it is one that they may consider for voter suppression use since their attempts to got to mail in only are being thwarted.


  122. lobo91
    122 | July 15, 2020 9:28 pm


  123. eaglesoars
    123 | July 15, 2020 9:36 pm

    Deplorable Martian Overlord wrote:

    But, I think they realized it was a weapon they can pull out and use as needed. And I think that it is one that they may consider for voter suppression

    Interesting point. Salena Zito, one of the best boots-on-the-ground reporters EVAH, has a piece not too long ago, saying the it’s going to be the senior citizen population that carries Trump. But if they’re afraid because of unrest and covid, that put a dent in THAT turnout, doesn’t it?


  124. Deplorable Martian Overlord
    124 | July 15, 2020 9:44 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Deplorable Martian Overlord wrote:

    But, I think they realized it was a weapon they can pull out and use as needed. And I think that it is one that they may consider for voter suppression

    Interesting point. Salena Zito, one of the best boots-on-the-ground reporters EVAH, has a piece not too long ago, saying the it’s going to be the senior citizen population that carries Trump. But if they’re afraid because of unrest and covid, that put a dent in THAT turnout, doesn’t it?

    If you consider the fact that they are always doing the things that they accuse us of doing then it’s exactly what they intend. They are screaming voter suppression a lot lately.


  125. eaglesoars
    125 | July 15, 2020 9:46 pm

    Deplorable Martian Overlord wrote:

    they are always doing the things that they accuse us of doing then it’s exactly what they intend.

    I know! What IS that? It’s almost like an involuntary tic….


  126. Aussie Infidel
    126 | July 15, 2020 9:50 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    @ Aussie Infidel:

    what books, please? I’m always looking……..

    Elizabeth George …. With No-one as Witness (A great crime writer)
    Michael Brooks …….. Free Radicals ( The Secret Anarchy of Science)
    David Pryce-Jones ….. The Closed Circle (an interpretation of the Arabs) and
    Prof Roger Penrose best seller …. The Emperor’s New Mind

    That’ll keep you bust and off the streets for a while

    HEH!

    🙂


  127. Aussie Infidel
    127 | July 15, 2020 9:53 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    If you find Penrose a bit ‘perplexing’ then I’ve just finished Paul Davies * John Gribbin … The Matter Myth. Excellent book that makes the incomprehensible … easy peassy!

    🙂


  128. eaglesoars
    128 | July 15, 2020 9:56 pm

    Pryce-Jones I read years ago, one of the best books EVER, also Penrose. Pryce-Jones is a treasure.

    George, Brooks and Davies I shall acquire forthwith, many thanks.


  129. eaglesoars
    129 | July 15, 2020 10:04 pm

    Aussie Infidel wrote:

    Paul Davies * John Gribbin … The Matter Myth.

    $920 hardcover. HAHAHAHAHAHA!

    Not avail on kindle, so I put the paperback on my wish list. I don’t want it to get lost in the move.

    Have you ever read The Dancing Wu Li Masters?

    https://smile.amazon.com/Dancing-Wu-Li-Masters-Overview-ebook/dp/B002Q1YCW8/ref=sr_1_2?crid=INOKP0W72D80&dchild=1&keywords=the+dancing+wu+li+masters&qid=1594864965&s=digital-text&sprefix=The+Dancing+Wu%2Cdigital-text%2C138&sr=1-2


  130. eaglesoars
    130 | July 15, 2020 10:05 pm

    Ok, Elizabeth George – that’s part of her Inspector Linley series and it’s like number 17. So I downloaded the first one


  131. AZfederalist
    131 | July 15, 2020 10:05 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    I’m going to worry regardless, mostly about fraud.

    Bingo! If the dems get mail-in voting, we got a problem.


  132. AZfederalist
    132 | July 15, 2020 10:06 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Massive blaze rips through Iranian port near nuclear power station as seven ships burn – after a series of mysterious explosions around the country

    this has to be making them nuts.

    Inshallah


  133. AZfederalist
    133 | July 15, 2020 10:08 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    @ Deplorable Martian Overlord:

    I heard that Kroger will require everyone in their stores everywhere to wear masks. Starting next week.

    If masks are so important, why are they waiting a week?

    Walmart has also announced a July 20 date. I guess the virus is on vacation and won’t be back until Monday.

    Well, if masks worked that is…


  134. AZfederalist
    134 | July 15, 2020 10:11 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    Lol Cuomo is going to send people to mandatory quarantine if they don’t complete an entry form at any New York airport. Let me see your papers.

    I’d like Barbarian’s take on this. Seems this is a violation of the interstate commerce clause. Cuomo doesn’t have the power to do this. I’m sure the corporate airlines will knuckle under, but the fed should step in. It starts with this and devolves to the problems that were encountered with the Federation of States.


  135. Aussie Infidel
    135 | July 15, 2020 10:15 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Pryce-Jones I read years ago, one of the best books EVER, also Penrose. Pryce-Jones is a treasure.

    George, Brooks and Davies I shall acquire forthwith, many thanks.

    Here is one of my best reference texts when discussing ANYTHING about the Arabs. Just brilliant by Raphael Patai….. The Arab Mind

    Here is the pdf. It’ll blow your socks off!

    Promise

    🙂

    http://www.dte.ir/Portal/file/?342712/The_Arab_Mind_-_Raphael_Patai.pdf

    Have you read Churchill’s … The River War?

    Again a Tour de Force and well worth reading… and it’s all true. Khartoum in the late 1800s jumps off the pages. Churchill could write !

    I have a copied text in Pdf at home and all the maps in hard copy. You really need to get the maps to really get involved in that book. One of those…. it’s zero dark thirty but I’ll just read one more chapter before I go to sleep type books

    🙂


  136. AZfederalist
    136 | July 15, 2020 10:15 pm

    Deplorable Martian Overlord wrote:

    Yeah, also Governor shithead says you can take your masks off to eat and drink. So, apparently the magic liberal virus doesn’t activate inside dining and drinking areas anymore either.

    So I want to see someone eat and drink without taking the mask off. … and still have it be “effective”.

    /not that they are effective at all, but just for the sake of argument


  137. AZfederalist
    137 | July 15, 2020 10:16 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    Is it contagious or something? Are they working on a vaccine?

    Oh yeah. See South Africa and other African nations for the “vaccine”


  138. Aussie Infidel
    138 | July 15, 2020 10:18 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Aussie Infidel wrote:

    Paul Davies * John Gribbin … The Matter Myth.

    $920 hardcover. HAHAHAHAHAHA!

    Not avail on kindle, so I put the paperback on my wish list. I don’t want it to get lost in the move.

    Have you ever read The Dancing Wu Li Masters?

    https://smile.amazon.com/Dancing-Wu-Li-Masters-Overview-ebook/dp/B002Q1YCW8/ref=sr_1_2?crid=INOKP0W72D80&dchild=1&keywords=the+dancing+wu+li+masters&qid=1594864965&s=digital-text&sprefix=The+Dancing+Wu%2Cdigital-text%2C138&sr=1-2

    WHAAAAT?

    The Matter Myth in soft back is only a mere 300 pages! Well worth it if you can find it in soft back.

    The Dancing Wu Li Masters? Fiction I assume? Good read?

    🙂


  139. AZfederalist
    139 | July 15, 2020 10:20 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Interesting point. Salena Zito, one of the best boots-on-the-ground reporters EVAH, has a piece not too long ago, saying the it’s going to be the senior citizen population that carries Trump. But if they’re afraid because of unrest and covid, that put a dent in THAT turnout, doesn’t it?

    Sr. citizens I know would find a way to get to the polls if that requires being escorted by a squad of marines on leave.


  140. eaglesoars
    140 | July 15, 2020 10:31 pm

    Aussie Infidel wrote:

    Just brilliant by Raphael Patai….. The Arab Mind

    yep, read that one

    River War I shall acquire, thank you.


  141. Aussie Infidel
    141 | July 15, 2020 10:31 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    Here is Churchill’s The River War.

    Alas it doesn’t have all of the maps that go with it and really make the story come alive.

    https://www.gutenberg.org/files/4943/4943-h/4943-h.htm

    I think Churchill was a Troop commander in the 21st Lancers not sure which Squadron as there were 4 of them. He was involved in the last British cavalry charge in history against the Maadi

    🙂


  142. eaglesoars
    142 | July 15, 2020 10:37 pm

    Aussie Infidel wrote:

    The Dancing Wu Li Masters? Fiction I assume? Good read?

    No, quantum physics. Even I, so hopeless I have to take my socks off to balance my checkbook, ‘got’ this and it was a revelation. I read it the first time back in the ’80s. I see the most recent edition is 2009, so I shall download this. It is pure joy.


  143. eaglesoars
    143 | July 15, 2020 10:39 pm

    Aussie Infidel wrote:

    The Matter Myth in soft back is only a mere 300 pages! Well worth it if you can find it in soft back.

    It’s $17 in paperback. But I’m holding off on it until after we move because I don’t want it to get lost


  144. eaglesoars
    144 | July 15, 2020 10:43 pm

    AZfederalist wrote:

    Sr. citizens I know would find a way to get to the polls if that requires being escorted by a squad of marines on leave.

    There are Sr. citizens and then there are…Sr citizens. Some of us are doing really well…for now. It’s going to depend on where they live, more than anything I think.

    It’s almost bedtime, nite.

    Aussie, many thanks for the River Wars link.


  145. Deplorable Martian Overlord
    145 | July 15, 2020 10:46 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Deplorable Martian Overlord wrote:

    they are always doing the things that they accuse us of doing then it’s exactly what they intend.

    I know! What IS that? It’s almost like an involuntary tic….

    Psychological projection. “I am doing this so my enemy must be doing it, thus to keep anyone from noticing my activities I will scream about my enemy doing it.”


  146. Aussie Infidel
    146 | July 16, 2020 12:01 am

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Ok, Elizabeth George – that’s part of her Inspector Linley series and it’s like number 17. So I downloaded the first one

    Good move as she builds a complex personality and her books get better and better when you ‘remember; her Inspector Linley back story and come to appreciate Linley as a person even though it is fictional.

    🙂


  147. Aussie Infidel
    147 | July 16, 2020 12:08 am

    Deplorable Martian Overlord wrote:

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Deplorable Martian Overlord wrote:

    they are always doing the things that they accuse us of doing then it’s exactly what they intend.

    I know! What IS that? It’s almost like an involuntary tic….

    Psychological projection. “I am doing this so my enemy must be doing it, thus to keep anyone from noticing my activities I will scream about my enemy doing it.”

    Yup!

    Because…… “I privately realise that I am deeply flawed as a person, I must assume that everyone else is similarly flawed and doubly so with my ideological enemies, to give me cover enough to live with myself together with my deep flaws”. Such is the backstory behind these screaming hectoring and seemingly irrational individuals, who live in a world of projective wickedness and and a culture of blame.


  148. Aussie Infidel
    148 | July 16, 2020 12:09 am

    eaglesoars wrote:

    AZfederalist wrote:

    Sr. citizens I know would find a way to get to the polls if that requires being escorted by a squad of marines on leave.

    There are Sr. citizens and then there are…Sr citizens. Some of us are doing really well…for now. It’s going to depend on where they live, more than anything I think.

    It’s almost bedtime, nite.

    Aussie, many thanks for the River Wars link.

    No problems Eagles.

    Sleep tight!

    🙂


  149. 149 | July 16, 2020 1:24 am

    @ eaglesoars:
    I’ve been working my way through Vince Flynn’s American Assassin series for the 3rd time. Still missing a few of them.


  150. Aussie Infidel
    150 | July 16, 2020 6:38 am

    Ahhhh Home!

    🙂

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5bNhQrKay0


  151. Aussie Infidel
    151 | July 16, 2020 6:41 am

    A Bush Christening

    https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/bush-christening/

    HEH!

    🙂


  152. Aussie Infidel
  153. RIX
    153 | July 16, 2020 8:53 am

    https://www.teenvogue.com/story/black-power-naps-addressing-systemic-racism-in-sleep

    @ Teen Vogue
    Good morning. I saw reference to this on another site and thought that I would go to the source.
    in a nut shell sleep depravation is racist. it is systemic and began on the plantations to keep the slaves disoriented.
    Got that? The only solution is black power naps and naturally reparations.
    This insanity is getting old.


  154. eaglesoars
    154 | July 16, 2020 8:57 am

    right_wing2 wrote:

    @ eaglesoars:
    I’ve been working my way through Vince Flynn’s American Assassin series for the 3rd time. Still missing a few of them.

    I lost interest after he died. I forget who is writing his stuff now, but it very obviously is not Vince.

    And I no longer give Brad Thor my money as he struts his ‘never Trump’ creds across the landscape. I don’t care if somebody has issues with Trump, but don’t act like it’s a moral imperative. It’s not like he let Americans die at Benghazi or something, an issue I’ve not heard Thor squeek about.

    Apparently twitter got hacked and people are having fits.

    I think it’s glorious!


  155. eaglesoars
    155 | July 16, 2020 8:58 am

    @ RIX:

    The editor – forget her name – is mentally ill. Not joking.


  156. 156 | July 16, 2020 9:29 am

    @ eaglesoars:

    Yes, she really is. I can’t remember her name because I blocked her on Twitter. There are some people whose drivel I don’t even want to read ACCIDENTALLY on a retweet with comment.


  157. lobo91
    157 | July 16, 2020 9:30 am

    Speaking of mentally ill…

    Alyssa Milano calls for a national coronavirus shutdown amid surge in cases, criticizes Trump and Dr. Fauci

    Alyssa Milano called for a national shutdown and lambasted President Trump’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic amid a surge in cases throughout the United States.

    The actress and activist took to Twitter earlier this week and posted a series of critical tweets in the wake of California Gov. Gavin Newsom announcing renewed restrictions and shutdowns throughout the state to help combat the virus’ spread.

    California is one of the many states seeing an alarming surge in COVID-19 cases. Milano advocated for a national shutdown, offering ideas such as printing cash and universal basic income to help stave off the economic impact.

    “F— this,” she wrote. “And all these a–holes are talking about our kids going back to school?! We need a NATIONAL shut down NOW. Print cash. Give people UBI until we get this pandemic under control,” she wrote.

    In another tweet, she criticized Trump directly for his inaction on the issue of the pandemic.


  158. eaglesoars
    158 | July 16, 2020 9:45 am

    This is a very good thread on the Civil War if that’s your thing

    https://twitter.com/1776Stonewall/status/1283622071935827968


  159. RIX
    159 | July 16, 2020 9:56 am

    eaglesoars wrote:

    @ RIX:

    The editor – forget her name – is mentally ill. Not joking.

    Lauren Duca?


  160. 160 | July 16, 2020 10:21 am

    @ RIX:

    That’s the one.

    @ lobo91:

    Print cash? Yeah, twit, and tell us how much people are going to enjoy being on unemployment when bread is up to $7 a loaf.

    A brainless twit really believes she affects or is listened to on matters of national policy. I remember her beclowning herself during the Kavanaugh hearings.


  161. coldwarrior
    161 | July 16, 2020 11:05 am

    Aussie Infidel wrote:

    Now if you actually want to be protected from viruses of the large Covid19 type try a powered pump feeding a nanoscale filter system mounted on a back pack or belt with a positive pressure double flanged mask that prevents ALL infiltration of external air around the fitted mask edges. Great until your batteries run out. You even get a sealed positive pressure straw valve to take a drink. Great to wear as a constant cool breeze washes across your face and stops the build-up of hot were air from exhaled breath. Yours for $1k-2k.

    i use that system instead of an n-95. n-95 are difficult to fit even if you know what you are doing (i do, train on it yearly). i dont trust n-95s as much as i trust the PAPR system (Powered air-purifying respirator).


  162. coldwarrior
    162 | July 16, 2020 11:10 am

    Aussie Infidel wrote:

    Here is Churchill’s The River War.

    fabulous read


  163. eaglesoars
    163 | July 16, 2020 11:17 am

    RIX wrote:

    Lauren Duca?

    I don’t think she’s there anymore – Duca is just an over-hyped waste of oxygen. I’m thinking of Elaine somebody. Duca WAS editor of the online mag and she’s also a mental case, I don’t know where she is now, no place I have to be aware of her, thank you god.


  164. eaglesoars
    164 | July 16, 2020 11:21 am

    lobo91 wrote:

    Alyssa Milano

    How do people get the idea that anybody gives a monkey’s butt about their opinion?


  165. 165 | July 16, 2020 11:29 am

    @ eaglesoars:

    Because she spoke at the March at the Inauguration and jumped on the “MeToo” bandwagon. She comes across as a complete moron. And it really speaks to Trump’s credit that he’s not a vindictive man. If he was, he’d be sending the IRS to come after her for her unpaid taxes.

    Ah, I see Berkeley doesn’t want Minneapolis to corner the market on stupid:

    https://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2020/07/16/karen-is-getting-police-powers-berkeley-calif-moves-forward-with-plan-to-have-unarmed-civilians-enforce-traffic-laws-what-could-possibly-go-wrong/

    Can’t wait to see them try to take on an Oakland thug making an illegal U-turn in a stolen car on Shattuck Avenue.


  166. coldwarrior
    166 | July 16, 2020 11:30 am

    @ The Barbarian:
    traffic stops are incredibly dangerous


  167. eaglesoars
    167 | July 16, 2020 11:30 am

    eaglesoars wrote:

    I’m thinking of Elaine somebody

    I used to know Cathie Black. I met her at USA Today, a place that had the most mysoginistic mgmt team I’ve ever worked under. I watched her navigate that place and learned first hand what it means to be a ‘feminist’. She just kicked ass and was utterly graceful about it. USA Today was consistently rated one of the top ‘family friendly’ companies in the U.S. and it was down to her. I look at these wretched harridans screeching ‘feminist’ today and they have zero idea. I don’t know where Cathie is now, but if I ever run into her again, I’ll say thank you. The last I heard she had tried to do something with NY schools – and failed miserably. One of her few failures on top of a brilliant career.


  168. eaglesoars
    168 | July 16, 2020 11:35 am

    The Barbarian wrote:

    Can’t wait to see them try to take on an Oakland thug making an illegal U-turn in a stolen car on Shattuck Avenue.

    I bet the “Covid-19” death count goes up – WAY up. As CW says, traffic stops can be tricky, 2nd only to ‘domestic dispute’ stuff.


  169. 169 | July 16, 2020 11:53 am

    @ coldwarrior:

    The last time I was pulled over was in 2005. I was going a LEEEETLE too fast in a residential district. After I was pulled over, I turned OFF the engine, put the car in Park, and put both hands on the wheel, fingers splayed.

    The office laughed and said “you watch ‘Cops’ don’t you? Because I really appreciate your actions.”


  170. coldwarrior
    170 | July 16, 2020 12:06 pm

    @ The Barbarian:
    i’ve been pulled over twice in the past 4 years, always en route to a hospital, so i’m in scrubs. its like a get out of jail free card.

    but, i do the same as you. and i inform the police if i have a ccw with me or not because i know that it pops up on the computer.


  171. coldwarrior
    171 | July 16, 2020 12:13 pm


  172. 173 | July 16, 2020 12:17 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    I haven’t read any of non-Flynn books.


  173. eaglesoars
    174 | July 16, 2020 12:20 pm

    This is an interesting thread on how to analyze satellite/drone pics. This one apparently shows Uighers being put on trains, and yes, it is haunting

    https://twitter.com/Nrg8000/status/1175364107995766784


  174. eaglesoars
    175 | July 16, 2020 12:22 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    https://bongino.com/lincoln-project-co-founder-registered-as-foreign-agent-of-russia/

    but of course.

    That’s hilarious.


  175. coldwarrior
    176 | July 16, 2020 12:36 pm

    batten down the hatches.

    …Eastern OH to western PA/NY this afternoon/evening…
    A weak surface cyclone will move across the lower Great Lakes
    through tonight, in advance of a midlevel trough over the OH Valley
    that includes remnant MCVs from prior convection. Moisture
    advection from the southwest and surface heating in cloud breaks
    will support moderate buoyancy in advance of a weak cold front that
    is now moving eastward into western OH. Scattered thunderstorm
    development is expected in broken bands along and ahead of the front
    this afternoon, from eastern OH into western PA/NY. MLCAPE
    approaching 1500 J/kg and effective bulk shear near 40 kt will be
    sufficient for supercells with an accompanying threat for damaging
    winds and isolated large hail. In addition, boundary-layer
    dewpoints near 70 F and effective SRH of 250-400 m2/s2 (near the
    east edge of the more unstable warm sector) suggest that a few
    tornadoes will also be possible this afternoon/evening.
    https://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day1otlk.html


  176. eaglesoars
    178 | July 16, 2020 1:51 pm

    How do hackers ‘accidentally’ leak a video of what they’re doing? ESPECIALLY Iranian hackers?

    WHEN SECURITY RESEARCHERS piece together the blow-by-blow of a state-sponsored hacking operation, they’re usually following a thin trail of malicious code samples, network logs, and connections to faraway servers. That detective work gets significantly easier when hackers record what they’re doing and then upload the video to an unprotected server on the open internet. Which is precisely what researchers at IBM say a group of Iranian hackers did.

    https://www.wired.com/story/iran-apt35-hacking-video/


  177. coldwarrior
    179 | July 16, 2020 2:11 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    they needed praise from social media?


  178. coldwarrior
    180 | July 16, 2020 2:11 pm

    getting played

    https://amgreatness.com/2020/07/15/local-news-investigation-finds-florida-hospitals-exaggerated-covid-numbers/

    After an investigation by local media outlet Fox 35 in Orlando, Florida, it has been revealed that the supposed positivity rates in Coronavirus testings have been grossly exaggerated in many hospitals.

    The investigation was conducted after several facilities reported unusually high numbers of positive results, including a 100 percent positivity rate at an Orlando Centra Care (where all 83 people tested came back positive), and an 88 percent positivity rate at NCF Diagnostics.

    Upon getting in contact with several other facilities, Fox 35 found that the Florida Department of Health had either deliberately exaggerated or unintentionally misinterpreted several of the numbers. Although Orlando Health had been reported to have a positivity rate of 98 percent, representatives of the facility confirmed to the news outlet that their positivity rate was actually a mere 9.4 percent.

    Similarly, the Orlando Veteran’s Medical Center, which had been reported with a positivity rate of 76 percent, confirmed to the news outlet that theirs was a positivity rate of only 6 percent.


  179. eaglesoars
    181 | July 16, 2020 2:37 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    the supposed positivity rates in Coronavirus testings have been grossly exaggerated in many hospitals.

    $$$$$


  180. eaglesoars
    182 | July 16, 2020 3:11 pm

    scroll down and watch this cop drop a guy – AFTER she clears a jam. Still, she had to have put A LOT of rounds in this guy before he went down

    https://pjmedia.com/columns/stephen-green/2020/07/16/insanity-wrap-7-vote-by-mail-madness-and-the-riveting-body-cam-video-you-cant-miss-n648663


  181. coldwarrior
    183 | July 16, 2020 3:47 pm

    …Upper OH Valley…
    Latest water vapor imagery shows a shortwave trough moving across
    Lower MI into OH. Relatively strong southwesterly deep-layer winds
    are noted ahead of this feature, leading to favorable verticalshear
    profiles for organized convection over parts of eastern OH, western
    NY/PA, and northern WV. Breaks in the clouds are resulting in
    relatively strong heating, with afternoon MLCAPE values of 1000-1500
    J/kg expected.
    Initial storms may rotate, with a general trend
    toward bowing clusters during the afternoon. Damaging wind gusts
    appear to be the main threat, although isolated hail and a tornado
    or two are possible. Eastward extent of the risk should be limited
    by more stable condition over central NY/OH. Please refer to MCD
    #1240 for more details.

    that is a high mcape number.

    light reading

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convective_available_potential_energyhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convective_available_potential_energy


  182. coldwarrior
    184 | July 16, 2020 3:52 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Still, she had to have put A LOT of rounds in this guy before he went down

    nasty. nice work on the jam tho.


  183. darkwords
    185 | July 16, 2020 3:55 pm

    @ eaglesoars:She did a good job. Probably saved lives.


  184. darkwords
    186 | July 16, 2020 3:56 pm

    @ coldwarrior:
    Those counters will get a leave of absence to work as election vote counters.


  185. darkwords
    187 | July 16, 2020 3:59 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    Interesting that Rick Wilson is assisting the Russians via his partner. I wonder how many never Trumpers are now employees of Russia/China/Soros?


  186. darkwords
    188 | July 16, 2020 4:05 pm

    @ The Barbarian:
    This Joe Rogan financial podcast was interesting. Long but the Libertarian quest was a force of nature about the market system. He wasn’t a Trump fan. Says gold is going to skyrocket.

    https://youtu.be/OK2zgeJLVwU

    Joe Rogan Experience #1508 – Peter Schiff


  187. darkwords
    189 | July 16, 2020 4:08 pm

    RIX wrote:

    https://www.teenvogue.com/story/black-power-naps-addressing-systemic-racism-in-sleep

    @ Teen Vogue
    Good morning. I saw reference to this on another site and thought that I would go to the source.
    in a nut shell sleep depravation is racist. it is systemic and began on the plantations to keep the slaves disoriented.
    Got that? The only solution is black power naps and naturally reparations.
    This insanity is getting old.

    I was on social media and there is a problem in some of the black consciousness about Anti Semitism. It almost gets into Jim Jones cult psych.

    I think slavery removed a lot of family values and compressed the black culture but modern psychology would state that that is their problem now. Slaves had no personal responsibility. Is that the legacy black descendants want to carry forward?


  188. darkwords
    190 | July 16, 2020 4:18 pm

    Cuomo kills, Biden buries.


  189. coldwarrior
    191 | July 16, 2020 4:19 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    I think slavery removed a lot of family values and compressed the black culture but modern psychology would state that that is their problem now. Slaves had no personal responsibility. Is that the legacy black descendants want to carry forward?

    africa is a compete trainwreck too, and they weren’t slaves.


  190. eaglesoars
    192 | July 16, 2020 4:23 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    hail is always fun. Especially if you don’t have a garage


  191. eaglesoars
    193 | July 16, 2020 4:25 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    Says gold is going to skyrocket.

    of course it is. Because I just sold mine.

    still made a nice profit, can’t complain


  192. eaglesoars
    194 | July 16, 2020 4:36 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    I think slavery removed a lot of family values

    The blacks were neither the first nor the last people to suffer slavery. Rome would not have existed w/o slaves. Look up Tiro, Cicero’s slave. He basically invented shorthand.Hagar was Sarah’s slave, who Sarah gave to Abraham to have a child with, Ishmael. Talk to the Jews. And now, there are active slave markets in Libya. So, it’s not that I’m all outta fucks to give, it’s that I never had any to begin with.

    If you want to look at what destroyed the black family values in the U.S., it was welfare. A woman got more money if she had children AND no father in the house. BINGO. Slavery had nothing to do with it.


  193. darkwords
    195 | July 16, 2020 4:41 pm

    @ coldwarrior:
    When interacting with Africans in social media I notice a lot of superstition and a struggle to find a place in the modern world. Its a different world over there.

    There was one guy today that was documenting how badly blacks are treated in America today. No critical thinking just a lot of bad imagination.


  194. coldwarrior
  195. eaglesoars
    197 | July 16, 2020 4:58 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    They are starting to kill the white farmers in S. Africa again. There’s a TON of money involved. I know the woman who Prince Harry was involved with for years comes from a very wealthy family there. Her dad runs tourist things like safaris, etc. and has a lot of land – about 800,000 acres in Zimbabwe.


  196. darkwords
    198 | July 16, 2020 5:17 pm

    @ coldwarrior:
    Yes. I have read some of the horrific stories. It’s a lack of civilization. I agree that slavery is not the core cause. Superstition and the arrival of western society causes a lot of the violence.

    My view is that slavery was created in African by Africans. The rest of the world thought it worked well and copied them. Eventually Christianity, Britain, and the US realized it was a bad deal and shed a lot of blood to end it. I would prefer I get the reparations.

    Still slaves in the world.

    There is a karma for African Americans to grow into personal responsibility and become a good example for civilization. Hysteria over one police shooting and the Marxist parasitism is the uncivilized part that hasn’t been excised yet.

    It should be more of a black/blak issue than a white/black issue. The media like to fan the white/black flame.


  197. darkwords
    199 | July 16, 2020 5:21 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    Had a girlfriend once that bought one gold coin a month. She is probably fabulously wealthy now. She had 15 years of that habit when I met her. Problem might have been that her next beau was a doom and gloomer. Not sure if she keep hold of the gold. I however invested in beer, whiskey, and travel. lol.

    I think their is a children’s story around that. The Ant and the Grasshopper?


  198. darkwords
    200 | July 16, 2020 5:23 pm

    Almost talked myself into openly supporting Trump on Facebook today. But in reflection it seemed like a lot of hurt feelings.


  199. darkwords
    201 | July 16, 2020 5:28 pm

    Whats coldwarriors call for the election? I remember 2016 and you were on target.

    I worry about all the lies being carried against Trump. I think Trump needs a lot better support from the congressional Republicans. Only a few seem to step up. Maybe hidden never trumpers still among them.

    Jobs good.
    Wall OK
    Cancel Cancel culture still waiting for the 2nd term.


  200. coldwarrior
    202 | July 16, 2020 5:30 pm

    @ darkwords:

    re-read about nixon in 72, the silent majority / law and order candidate.

    the socials are self-selecting and don’t represent reality on the ground, polling is useless, if not flat out fake.


  201. darkwords
    203 | July 16, 2020 5:37 pm

    the only covid stat that seems reliable is the death rate per. And even that seems questionable at times.
    Dan Crenshaw in Texas seems to be the best I have seen.

    The town mayor here will not report on local cases only county wide. I can’t tell the state of the pandemic in my neighborhood.

    The local hospital says no cases so far. But a local hospital staff member told me that any active cases were transported hours away to the county hospital. And then counted as a case at that location.


  202. darkwords
    204 | July 16, 2020 5:39 pm

    @ coldwarrior:
    I got counted as a dem voter a few weeks ago by the DNC. The only time anyone has contacted me on the phone about an election. I just told them I would vote and thanks for the call. Maybe a little scary that the Republicans are not calling me and the Dems are.


  203. Buckeye Abroad
    205 | July 16, 2020 6:04 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    @ The Barbarian:
    traffic stops are incredibly dangerous

    Oh yeah. Guy from my old unit became a LEO when he got out and was gunned at one outside of Lexington back in 1997. He was 27.


  204. Buckeye Abroad
    206 | July 16, 2020 6:13 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    Mate of mine, originally from Namibia, told me how they tried to teach modern farming techniques, but the culture mentality simply could not be breached. They fled in the 70s to SA when SWAPO started their reign of terror.


  205. 207 | July 16, 2020 7:00 pm

    I’m watching “the rehabilitation of Andrew Cuomo” with some interest. Apparently now Governor DOOM is going to be cutting a series of nationwide spots urging people to “wear a mask”. And notice how his so-called “high” poll numbers are being broadcast like anyone cares in Arizona how well he’s doing in New York. And that the MSM is practically silent on his killing about 5,000 elderly by forcing COVID patients into nursing homes. No one mentions the insane BLM/Antifa runamuck in New York City (which is still part of HIS State the last time I checked).

    I’m starting to wonder if he isn’t using some back channels to convince the Democrats that in the end people will not vote for Biden but LOOK AT ME!! I’m ready!


  206. eaglesoars
    208 | July 16, 2020 7:21 pm

    The Barbarian wrote:

    I’m starting to wonder if he isn’t using some back channels to convince the Democrats that in the end people will not vote for Biden but LOOK AT ME!! I’m ready!

    BINGO!

    Now all he has to do is identify as a black trans and he’s IN!


  207. 209 | July 16, 2020 7:24 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    I wouldn’t put anything past him. Or that dumbass brother of his propping him up on CNN.

    BTW, maybe it’s only me, but I think this wave of anti-Semitism coming from Black athletes and entertainers lately is going to backfire on their bigoted asses big time.


  208. eaglesoars
    210 | July 16, 2020 7:31 pm

    @ The Barbarian:

    Live video of a motorist in Berkeley being told to pull over by a civilian

    https://twitter.com/awstar11/status/1283898675467481089


  209. eaglesoars
    211 | July 16, 2020 7:43 pm

    The Barbarian wrote:

    BTW, maybe it’s only me, but I think this wave of anti-Semitism coming from Black athletes and entertainers lately is going to backfire on their bigoted asses big time.

    There’s something about this that bothers me. It seems ‘off’. Scripted. I’m not saying the likes of Farrakhan and Rev. Wright haven’t had an impact, but I’ve known and been friends with a lot of blacks in my time, and the only thing they had to say about Jews is that Jesus was born one. If they had anything to say at all.

    It’s probably a generational thing on my part. Something has happened to the generations that have come up after the people I’ve been friends with. Now that I think about it, all except 2 have died. One is in a nursing home and I lost touch with the other after she moved to Arizona to be with her daughter.

    Time…………


  210. Deplorable Martian Overlord
    212 | July 16, 2020 7:54 pm

    Well, my states narrative has been set. All of the talking heads from the Governor down to the local health officals have the exact same phrase. “Universal masking has been PROVEN effective”. Bullshit it has.


  211. eaglesoars
    213 | July 16, 2020 8:00 pm

    FATHER JONATHAN IS GETTING MARRIED!!

    W00T!!!

    Remember the Catholic Priest who was on Fox all the time, and then left the priest hood?

    He done up and fell in love and she said yes. Her name is Caitlin.

    Happy Happy!


  212. eaglesoars
    214 | July 16, 2020 8:02 pm

    @ Deplorable Martian Overlord:

    It’s weird how they all use the exact same verbiage, isn’t it?

    “Universal”

    I bet they love that one…it’s so versatile.


  213. rain of lead
    215 | July 16, 2020 8:13 pm

    hey y’all
    today the girl is 18
    tomorrow she is splitting to go hang out with a friend of hers for the weekend
    in chattanooga
    bwahhahahah

    here’s to her

    Trip Around The Sun –
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dV1myAW2Cs


  214. eaglesoars
    216 | July 16, 2020 8:14 pm

    @ rain of lead:

    feel old yet?


  215. Deplorable Martian Overlord
    217 | July 16, 2020 8:14 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    @ Deplorable Martian Overlord:

    It’s weird how they all use the exact same verbiage, isn’t it?

    “Universal”

    I bet they love that one…it’s so versatile.

    Yep. I also was right the other day. The 80% maskers thing at my grocery store wasn’t a coincidence. The very next day the television was flooded with a public service ad by our two universities on the importance of universal masking, followed by the governors statewide order yesterday, then the local health officials backing of the order today. Somehow the leftists got advance warning and were already masking up and being all Karen on everyone who wasn’t masked before any of these announcements.


  216. AZfederalist
    218 | July 16, 2020 8:16 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    @ The Barbarian:
    traffic stops are incredibly dangerous

    Would it be wrong of me to say, “Good, this might help thin the herd and strengthen the gene pool.” ?


  217. rain of lead
    219 | July 16, 2020 8:20 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    ya know, not really.
    I’ve never wanted to hold her back, I wanted her to go up, to see what she could become

    can’t believe she has senior year to go
    gonna be different


  218. eaglesoars
    220 | July 16, 2020 8:22 pm

    @ rain of lead:

    I remember when she was our ‘reader girl’ who was telling us all about what she was reading (and I found some really good authors from her too!) and now she’s……..dammit.

    I think she was maybe 12 years old.


  219. AZfederalist
    221 | July 16, 2020 8:28 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    scroll down and watch this cop drop a guy – AFTER she clears a jam. Still, she had to have put A LOT of rounds in this guy before he went down

    https://pjmedia.com/columns/stephen-green/2020/07/16/insanity-wrap-7-vote-by-mail-madness-and-the-riveting-body-cam-video-you-cant-miss-n648663

    Wow, no issues with that being a righteous shooting. Good on the deputy — she done good.


  220. eaglesoars
    222 | July 16, 2020 8:32 pm

    @ AZfederalist:

    Reading thru the comments there, a lot of people think she missed with the first 10-12 shots or so. But I don’t know how that could be, Stevie Wonder could have hit that guy. I think he was drugged, based on the stories we’ve all heard from cops about how difficult it is to deal with that situation.


  221. AZfederalist
    223 | July 16, 2020 8:34 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    @ darkwords:

    re-read about nixon in 72, the silent majority / law and order candidate.

    the socials are self-selecting and don’t represent reality on the ground, polling is useless, if not flat out fake.

    So, what I don’t like about this is that the CEO of my company is pretty close to openly campaigning in company missives and videos for the communists. You can’t take anything else away from “I trust that people will vote with our core values of inclusivity” and “that our people will vote for change to end racism”.

    I didn’t think this was legal and certainly is not wise from a stockholder’s perspective.


  222. eaglesoars
    224 | July 16, 2020 8:44 pm

    AZfederalist wrote:

    our people

    uh huh


  223. AZfederalist
    225 | July 16, 2020 8:45 pm

    Deplorable Martian Overlord wrote:

    “Universal masking has been PROVEN effective”.

    Has anyone in the media challenged them to provide the data/study/statistics that demonstrate they “proof”?

    Of course not, we don’t have media journalists anymore, we have statist propagandists and I’m starting to doubt the “statist” part and am ready to substitute “bolshevik”


  224. eaglesoars
    226 | July 16, 2020 8:54 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    Interesting that Rick Wilson is assisting the Russians via his partner.

    Rick Wilson needs money. He’ll sell himself to the highest bidder. He got dragged recently because he and his wife displayed via personal property images of the Confederate flag.

    To be clear, I am not of the school that the Civil War was solely about slavery and I have no problem with the Confederate flag.

    But Wilson has had his house go into foreclosure, etc., so he will find a paymaster wherever he can. He needs the money. He’s a total failure when it comes to getting people elected, no one would hire him for that. He makes Roger Stone look like Thomas Jefferson. I figure his gigs on CNN get him about $250 a pop, being affiliated with the likes of Louise Mensch is not a resume enhancer. After this election, he’s done. He’ll be washing cars for tips, I don’t care who wins.


  225. eaglesoars
    227 | July 16, 2020 9:00 pm

    What?

    In other words, since 2006 NASA has been illegally mislabeling 59% of Orion’s cost to hide this from the public. Through 2030 it expects Orion to cost almost $30 billion, but it has been advertising the cost as only $12 billion.
    .
    .
    When Orion finally launches its first crew in 2023, it will have taken NASA twenty years to build and fly one manned Orion mission, for a total cost through that year of more than $20 billion. To repeat, NASA will have flown one manned capsule for $20 billion and taken 20 years to do it.

    And yet, even these numbers do not detail the entire cost of that single manned mission. As absurdly high as they are, this estimate does not include the cost for the capsule’s service module, the section that will provide all of its life support, fuel, power, and its main engine. This is being built by the European Space Agency, with a cost for future service modules still under negotiation.

    Kill it. Go to the private sector

    https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/essays-and-commentaries/ig-report-nasas-orion-is-a-program-of-lies/


  226. AZfederalist
    228 | July 16, 2020 9:13 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    Everything I have read indicates that NASA has become a lumbering, sclerotic organization that is more enamored with process than progress


  227. eaglesoars
    229 | July 16, 2020 9:23 pm

    @ AZfederalist:

    They’ve known that since Challenger. I had a mgmt class that used that tragedy as an example of ‘group think’ and how Feynman was a total threat to the entire culture. He got to the cause of Challenger, but NASA never took the lesson to heart.


  228. lobo91
    230 | July 16, 2020 9:24 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    The current crew module can accommodate up to four astronauts for 21 days in its 316 cubic feet of habitable space—similar in size to a minivan—and thus will not be suitable on its own for Mars missions.

    No shit. For one thing, where would they store enough supplies for the trip–much less for use upon arrival? With current technology, it would take a good 9 months each way.

    You’re going to keep four people in a space the size of a minivan for 9 months?


  229. eaglesoars
    231 | July 16, 2020 9:34 pm

    This is proving to be interesting. The twitter hack required twitter employees to be in on it and why? Money? who knows?

    Multiple verified Twitter accounts fell victim to a widespread hack that aimed to scam Twitter users into sending Bitcoin to anonymous accounts, now reports claim that hackers gained access to the accounts with the help of Twitter employees, possibly in exchange for money. The company blamed a “coordinated social engineering attack,” which implies that Twitter employees were tricked into unwittingly helping the hackers.

    Yeah, ‘unwittingly’ is no longer my default assumption

    https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2020/07/16/twitter-massive-hack-based-on-coordinated-social-engineering-attack-full-extent-not-known/


  230. eaglesoars
    232 | July 16, 2020 9:36 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    You’re going to keep four people in a space the size of a minivan for 9 months?

    yeah, well if they are all trans, can’t they just switch it up?

    (yeah, going to Hell, don’t care)


  231. darkwords
    233 | July 16, 2020 9:43 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    This seems most likely. Drugs and money. Take that @jack Well maybe it was he that do it. A new social experiment. Why wasn’t Trump hacked though? He would be the prime target. Maybe to avoid the feds?


  232. darkwords
    234 | July 16, 2020 9:48 pm

    @ AZfederalist:
    The corporate marxists need to be alinskyed.


  233. darkwords
    235 | July 16, 2020 9:49 pm

    @ rain of lead:
    You’re a good dad.


  234. lobo91
    236 | July 16, 2020 9:51 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    The reality is that with current technology, there’s no way to build a practical long-term settlement on Mars, anyway. Data collected by unmanned missions shows that the level of cosmic radiation reaching the surface is 700 times the level that reaches the surface of the Earth, because Mars has no magnetic field. It’s survivable for a visit like the Apollo moon landings–walk around on the surface for a few days–but that’s it. Nobody’s going to want to make an 18 month round trip for that.


  235. eaglesoars
    237 | July 16, 2020 9:56 pm

    oh yeah John Solomon is on about what Durham is investigating again, pre-meditated fraud on the FISA court and GUESS WHAT!! The report will be out before LABOR DAY!!

    Hannity was too stupid to ask him what year.


  236. darkwords
    238 | July 16, 2020 9:56 pm

    I have friends talking about the Rapture and how they are ready for it.


  237. darkwords
    239 | July 16, 2020 9:58 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    I have his podcast Favorited. Will have to go take a listen.


  238. eaglesoars
    240 | July 16, 2020 9:58 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    Nobody’s going to want to make an 18 month round trip for that.

    Bull. You and I have both been thru divorce.


  239. eaglesoars
    241 | July 16, 2020 9:59 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    I have friends talking about the Rapture and how they are ready for it.

    Get sane friends.


  240. darkwords
    242 | July 16, 2020 9:59 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    Id like to see Schiff in an orange jumo suit before the election.


  241. eaglesoars
    243 | July 16, 2020 10:00 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    Why wasn’t Trump hacked though?

    Because they don’t want the Feds on their pathetic asses


  242. darkwords
    244 | July 16, 2020 10:00 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    Yah i dont want to get sucked along for the ride. Two different groups same day. Was weird.


  243. eaglesoars
    245 | July 16, 2020 10:02 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    @ eaglesoars:
    Id like to see Schiff in an orange jumo suit before the election.

    You suffer from a lack of imagination. What we want is a picture of Schiff in a tutu on Jeffry Epsteins plane, hugging Ghislane Maxwell.

    Think big.


  244. darkwords
    246 | July 16, 2020 10:03 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    lol. that did make me laugh.


  245. eaglesoars
    247 | July 16, 2020 10:10 pm

    Watch this video. Apparently the woman he stabbed was his ex, she survived, the cops are looking for him, they know who he is. My question is technical: He came at her from the back and her hands were ‘full’. In self defense terms, how do you defend against this? He turned right around and stabbed her in the left back area. What’s the self defense?


  246. eaglesoars
  247. eaglesoars
    249 | July 16, 2020 11:01 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    that did make me laugh.

    I am here to serve.

    bedtime. nite.


  248. AZfederalist
    250 | July 16, 2020 11:51 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    My question is technical: He came at her from the back and her hands were ‘full’. In self defense terms, how do you defend against this? He turned right around and stabbed her in the left back area. What’s the self defense?

    Probably the first issue is situational awareness. She let him get too close before she noticed him. Since he was her ex, I’m assuming she knew he was a threat.


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