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Back to Work Monday Open

by coldwarrior ( 130 Comments › )
Filed under Open thread at May 3rd, 2021 - 7:00 am


BOOOO!!!!!!

My liver hurts from Derby Day.

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  1. eaglesoars
    1 | May 3, 2021 11:08 am

    Today’s NYT front page

    Reaching ‘Herd Immunity’ Is Unlikely in the U.S., Experts Now Believe

    Everybody is losing their minds over this story.

    THIS is from last Jan

    Covid-19: No herd immunity in 2021, WHO warns

    GENEVA: Scientists at the World Health Organization warned Monday that mass vaccinations would not bring about herd immunity to the coronavirus this year, even as one leading producer boosted its production forecast.

    https://health.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/diagnostics/covid-19-no-herd-immunity-in-2021-who-warns/80242700

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  2. eaglesoars
    2 | May 3, 2021 11:12 am

    The Biden admin is considering using outside firms to track extremist chatter by Americans online, an effort that would expand the govts ability to gather intel but could draw criticism over surveillance of citizens.

    https://twitter.com/NatSecCNN/status/1389162972715511810

    I thought they were already doing that

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  3. darkwords
    3 | May 3, 2021 3:31 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    Coming from two of the main sources for using Covid as a political tool.

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  4. darkwords
    4 | May 3, 2021 3:32 pm

    Have to cut the head off the snake.

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  5. eaglesoars
    5 | May 3, 2021 3:39 pm

    Berkshire had it’s annual shareholder thingy. Buffett sez

    WARREN BUFFETT: Let me answer that, then Greg can get more into that. We’re seeing very substantial inflation – it’s very interesting. I mean, we’re raising prices. People are raising prices to us. And it’s being accepted. Take home-building. I mean, you know, the cost of– we’ve got nine home builders in addition to our manufactured housing operation, which is the largest in the country.

    So we really do a lot of housing. The costs are just up, up, up. Steel costs, you know, just every day, they’re going up. And there hasn’t yet been because the wage– the wage stuff follows. I mean, the– the UAW writes a three-year contract, we got a three-year contract.

    But if you’re buying steel at General Motors or someplace, you’re paying more every day. So it’s an economy, really– it’s red hot. I mean, and we weren’t expecting it. I mean, all our companies, when they thought when they were allowed to go back to work at, well, various operations, we closed the furniture stores, I mentioned.

    You know, they were closed for six weeks or so on average. And they didn’t know what was going to happen when they opened. And they can’t stop people from buying things. And we can’t deliver them. They say, well, that’s OK because nobody else can deliver them either, and we’ll wait for three months or something of the sort.

    The backlog grows, and then we thought it would end when the $600– the payments ended, and I think around August of last year, it just kept going. And it keeps going and it keeps going and it keeps going. And I get the figures. Every week, we go over, day by day, what happened at the three different stores in Chicago and Kansas City and Dallas.

    And it just won’t stop. People have money in their pocket, and they pay the higher prices. And when corporate prices go up in a month or two– and that was the price increase for April 1– our costs are going up, supply chain’s all screwed up for all kinds of people. But it’s a buy– it’s almost a buying frenzy, except certain areas, you can’t buy at.

    You know, you really can’t buy international air travel. And so the money is being diverted from a little– some piece of the economy into the rest. And everybody’s got more cash in their pocket than– except for, meanwhile, it’s a terrible situation for a percentage of the people.

    I haven’t worn a suit for a year, practically. And that means that the dry cleaners just went out of business. I mean, nobody’s bringing in suits to get dry cleaned, and nobody’s bringing in white shirts the place where my wife goes.

    The small business person, if you didn’t have takeout and delivery services for restaurants, you got killed. On the other hand, if you’ve got takeout facilities, then, same-store sales at Dairy Queen are up a whole lot, and they adapted. But it is not a price-sensitive economy right now in the least. And I don’t know exactly how– what shows up in different price indices. But there’s more inflation going on than– quite a bit more inflation going on than people would have anticipated just six months ago or thereabouts.

    And some interesting notes on his other comments

    ———-

    Buffett is really fired up talking about renewables and how you can’t turn off the coal plant until you have transmission from wind power to where it is actually used.
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    Buffett notes that U.S. pays 17% of GDP for healthcare while no other major country pays more than 11% yet we get poorer results.[we do?]
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  6. 6 | May 3, 2021 3:46 pm

    No ‘rona screening at the clinic today. No test/contact/travel questions, no temperature checks. I asked nursey if they ever caught anyone and she just laughed. I don’t think they’re allowed to talk about it in the open. Oh, and my mask *accidentally* slipped down to my chin and nobody said a word.

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  7. eaglesoars
    7 | May 3, 2021 3:46 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    don’t overlooks this in Buffett’s remarks

    supply chain’s all screwed up for all kinds of people.

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  8. eaglesoars
    8 | May 3, 2021 3:50 pm

    @ Bunk X:

    on thing about masks, tho – I haven’t worn full makeup in months

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  9. eaglesoars
    10 | May 3, 2021 5:07 pm

    @ Bunk X:

    glad you liked them. One the thing about the Biden admin using private companies to spy on us – I can’t believe that was written w/o any reference to Fusion GPS.

    Lee Smith said this is directly the fault of Barr/Durham for the simple reason that absolutely no one has faced any consequences for the Russia hoax.

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  10. eaglesoars
    11 | May 3, 2021 5:10 pm

    Just got back from the grocery store. For the first time I saw children w/masks. 3 siblings, I’d say they were 8,6 and 4. I wanted to slap Mom into next week.

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  11. eaglesoars
    12 | May 3, 2021 5:15 pm

    There is talk about finally yanking that bitch Cheney off her committees. Possible successor – Elise Stefanik.

    Hubby absolutely ADORES her – calls her ‘Elise’, which is rare.

    Cheney made the mistake of tweeting something to the effect that anyone thinking the election was stolen is perpetrating a lie. The ratio was glorious. “Can’t wait till you lose your next election by 40 points”

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  12. eaglesoars
    13 | May 3, 2021 5:18 pm

    stay smart Bill and do what Bezos did. Give her billions

    Bill and Melinda Gates announce split

    https://www.axios.com/bill-melinda-gates-divorce-4f768c25-b518-4632-a16e-ab052f888431.html

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  13. eaglesoars
    14 | May 3, 2021 5:21 pm

    Allies of GOP leader vow to oust Liz Cheney

    They argue that the No. 3 Republican has repeatedly contradicted McCarthy and his team, undermining the party’s message and its efforts to take back the House majority in next year’s midterm elections.
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    The developments suggest it is not just members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus who are pushing to get rid of Cheney; senior lawmakers in the 154-member Republican Study Committee, the largest GOP caucus on Capitol Hill, have been openly critical of Cheney and are now trying to orchestrate her removal.

    “This is a broad range of lawmakers who have had it with her,” said a second McCarthy ally. “She’s a liability, and McCarthy’s as fed up as the rest of us that she is focused on the past rather than winning back the House.”

    https://thehill.com/homenews/house/551548-mccarthy-allies-take-aim-at-cheney

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  14. eaglesoars
    15 | May 3, 2021 5:34 pm

    this may come in handy

    50-state Update on Pending Legislation Pertaining to Employer-mandated Vaccinations

    https://www.huschblackwell.com/newsandinsights/50-state-update-on-pending-legislation-pertaining-to-employer-mandated-vaccinations#linktojump1

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  15. eaglesoars
    16 | May 3, 2021 5:42 pm

    Central Intelligence Agency Director William Burns sent an internal memo to agency staff praising the jury in former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s trial and sharing his willingness to indulge the whims of the “racial justice” movement.

    In the memo obtained by The Federalist, Burns celebrated the guilty verdict as “one step forward” and encouraged the intelligence agency to continue prioritizing “accountability.” Burns also pledged to continue “addressing the broader trauma of racism and persistent inequity in our nation” by prioritizing “progress on diversity, equity, and inclusion”

    https://thefederalist.com/2021/05/03/cia-head-writes-memo-celebrating-chauvin-guilty-verdict-pledges-to-address-trauma-of-racism/

    Last time I checked, domestic politics aren’t in their remit

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  16. 17 | May 3, 2021 6:13 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    the Biden admin using private companies to spy on us

    *foreign* private companies.

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  17. 18 | May 3, 2021 6:23 pm

    @ Bunk X:
    Mind blown.
    Today is Pump Day; it’ll be done Wednesday morning. Nurse Lalit looked at the ceiling for a moment, then said it’ll start beeping (empty) at 10am.
    When I got home I ran the numbers by hand, dividing ml by 2.3 ml/hr and adding the hours in decimal to the current time. I got 9:58am.
    She calc’d it in her head to within 2 minutes.

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  18. eaglesoars
    19 | May 3, 2021 6:30 pm

    Bunk X wrote:

    *foreign* private companies.

    hunh. I’ve not seen that part.

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  19. eaglesoars
    20 | May 3, 2021 6:37 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Bill and Melinda Gates announce split

    A sexbot would have been cheaper.

    >>>>> Not if it runs under Windows 10.
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    Has she finally decided to come out as a guy?

    >>>>> He hasn’t. Why should she go first?
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  20. eaglesoars
    21 | May 3, 2021 6:41 pm

    This is not a satire site

    BREAKING: Biden announces plan for 4th stimulus check, but only for Americans with proof of vaccination

    https://twitter.com/thecrypt0gospel/status/1389315093792399360

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  21. eaglesoars
    22 | May 3, 2021 6:41 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    This is not a satire site

    BREAKING: Biden announces plan for 4th stimulus check, but only for Americans with proof of vaccination

    https://twitter.com/thecrypt0gospel/status/1389315093792399360

    ignore that

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  22. 23 | May 3, 2021 6:53 pm

    The last two weeks, my computer has crashed as soon as I try to open up a Skype call. Unfortunately my friend who’s a bit of a techie said that this is outside her abilities, so I took it to a store which will run $150 if they don’t have to run back up and reinstall windows, and $250 if they do.

    I just can’t get ahead.

    Mom will be moving into assisted living down in Texas later this year, and needs some financial help now.

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  23. 24 | May 3, 2021 6:57 pm

    Another clip of Mittzi getting booed.
    https://youtu.be/x7ZM9WcSv_4

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  24. darkwords
    25 | May 3, 2021 6:57 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    If it was a smallpox or polio or black death pandemic I would get on board with mandator vaccinations. Covid-19 not so much. We are a much more mobile world and yet the fatality rate is insignificant. Remove the co morbidities and its even less. I’m in the high risk area with no vaccination. I’m not worried if I kick the bucket if I get it. I just dislike breathing issues when ill.

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  25. darkwords
    26 | May 3, 2021 7:05 pm

    @ right_wing2:
    Backup all your data to DVD. And wipe the system out and reinstall it. Your techie friend should be able to assist on both. Just make sure you have a registered copy of windows to install from.

    You could also do that backups and then roll back your install to a point in time before Microsoft patched your system. And broke everything. 🙂

    It’s good to have a backup of your system handy. And a boot disk. You probably need your microsoft login handy and tested.

    You could also uninstall all apps and then install just Skype to see if that works. Type uninstall apps in the Microsoft search bar and it will pull up the panel that does the unistalls. Leave the microsoft stuff that runs the system install. IF you don’t know what an app is you can search ” should I unistall appname from Windows?” Someone else will have technically posted yes or no on the internet.

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  26. Bordm
    27 | May 3, 2021 7:06 pm

    @ right_wing2:
    Have you tried uninstalling it, rebooting your computer and re-installing it?

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  27. eaglesoars
    28 | May 3, 2021 7:09 pm

    This Los Angeles cop makes a traffic stop and the white bitch calls him a murderer, says he wants to kill her and her child, and calls him a Mexican rapist.

    https://twitter.com/ClayTravis/status/1389350608117841920

    unreal

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  28. eaglesoars
    29 | May 3, 2021 7:10 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    oh yeah – she’s a teacher

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  29. 30 | May 3, 2021 7:13 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    Great. Now I gotta find the link. 😀

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  30. darkwords
    31 | May 3, 2021 7:17 pm

    @ right_wing2:
    (backup everything first) write down your windows login.
    1. Reboot pc uninstall skype. Reboot then install skype, reboot and test.
    2. If that fails, uninstall all apps on the system and repeat line 1. (this should remove corrupted DLLS.
    3. IF that fails, wipe the disk and reinstall windows. This will give you a virgin registry. Then install skype and test. Everything else will be gone from your pc.
    4. IF in the odd event skype still fails then it’s probably a firewall port issue. You could check this first.

    https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA148/which-ports-need-to-be-open-to-use-skype-on-desktop

    I’d also unplug my cable modem for 30 minutes and release my DHCP connection.

    https://www.faqforge.com/windows/release-renew-dhcp-lease-windows/

    What all that means if that you are trying to release or overwrite deteriorated or corrupted internet connections or local files. Turn everything off and back on and install new.

    I did this awhile back to remove a virus and it was a 2 day process for me on my slow internet connection as Microsoft software reaches back into the cloud for better versions of files.

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  31. Bordm
    32 | May 3, 2021 7:19 pm

    @ right_wing2:
    Here’s a link for several sites with instructions for repairing Skype.

    https://duckduckgo.com/?t=palemoon&q=repair+skype+app&ia=web

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  32. eaglesoars
    33 | May 3, 2021 7:21 pm

    @ right_wing2:

    just re-install Skype and see what happens

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  33. darkwords
    34 | May 3, 2021 7:21 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    We have all known people like this. People who can’t manage their fears? I am thinking of a particular woman I know that gets a little thrill inside herself when she creates an emotional lie in her head. She gets off on getting people to believe her. Do that often enough and reality becomes a hard thing to grasp.

    Leftie soy boys all have this disease. Trump put the hammer on them.

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  34. eaglesoars
    35 | May 3, 2021 7:31 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    People who can’t manage their fears?

    nah. she was baiting him.

    Every cop on that route now knows her name and her car.

    Next time, she gets cuffed, thrown in the back seat of the patrol call, and child protective services gets called.

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  35. darkwords
    36 | May 3, 2021 7:54 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    Yah. I can’t ever see myself baiting a cop or any other person for that matter. I suppose if I was in a real war of some type then it would be part of the job.

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  36. 37 | May 3, 2021 7:58 pm

    @ darkwords:
    Unfortunately I don’t have my Windows disk. It vanished during the move. Or it’s in a box.

    Tried the uninstall/reinstall and it didn’t work, and doing a roll back failed because of some security thing, even after I shut it off.

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  37. darkwords
    38 | May 3, 2021 7:59 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    I looked up how to become a precinct committee person. Doesn’t look too hard.

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  38. lobo91
    39 | May 3, 2021 7:59 pm

    The CEO of the company that made that .50 BMG rifle that blew up:

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  39. eaglesoars
    40 | May 3, 2021 8:06 pm

    Tucker is talking about the bleeding side effects in women of the vaccine.

    Bless him.

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  40. darkwords
    41 | May 3, 2021 8:06 pm

    @ right_wing2:
    It will be tough without the install disk. You are not alone.

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-windows_install-winpc/lost-windows-10-disc/589bfc4e-aa7e-4370-a188-872035772b19

    I’d try the easy stuff first. Removing apps. Mostly likely a microsoft patch updated skype and a new skype file failed to be written to the system.

    Here is what someone suggests to rollback skype.
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype/forum/skype_win10-skype_startms-skype_installms/how-do-i-revert-back-to-the-previous-version-of/4f41e202-1300-4483-add2-8b4de71d2e8a

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  41. Possum
    42 | May 3, 2021 8:22 pm

    @ darkwords:
    I posted how to recover WIN 10 a while ago even if you had a WIN 7 and you upgraded to 10 with the free offer and obviously did not have disks.

    AND!!!!! even if you have no windows 10 key thingy.

    But I was ignored…..

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  42. darkwords
    43 | May 3, 2021 8:38 pm

    @ lobo91:
    That shooter is a tough sob

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  43. darkwords
    44 | May 3, 2021 8:39 pm

    @ Possum:
    Ah, that is where I remember it from. 🙂 I searched google instead. I remember now. If right wing2 gets down to where he needs the bones of windows gnawed that post will do the trick.

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  44. Possum
    45 | May 3, 2021 8:47 pm

    @ darkwords:
    LOL

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

    on a crippled and dying computer download the media creation tool and make a USB bootable image.

    Then boot the USB install thing and it lets you wipe the hard drive and start again as afresh computer.

    Where is Windows 10 key?

    Dont worry. Microsoft sneeekily saved it to the BIOS settings on your motherboard.

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  45. Possum
  46. Possum
    47 | May 3, 2021 8:56 pm

    Suggestion. We all upgraded our 80GB drive to a 160 them a 600 then a terry bite one then even bigger. And we kept the old ones

    Take current not feeling well drive out of computer and put in an old hard drive and give re-installation of windows a go.

    Worked for me.

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  47. Possum
    49 | May 3, 2021 9:09 pm

    @ Bunk X:
    Years before phones and the Internet there were pigeons in London that would hop towards people on one leg, or dragging a wing.

    Humans were kind in those days. They would feed the unfortunate one legged pigeon or the one with a broken wing.

    After which pigeon would miraculously grow another leg or mend its broken wing.

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  48. Possum
    50 | May 3, 2021 9:14 pm

    @ Possum:
    OK just took a look at the drive I am currently using. Did a fresh install to an old drive about six months ago.

    Used 46.2GB
    Free 105GB

    So, somewhere in the apartment must be several bigger hard drives!

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  49. 51 | May 3, 2021 9:27 pm

    @ Possum:
    😀

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  50. eaglesoars
    52 | May 3, 2021 9:35 pm

    this is unbelievably cute. very creative mom & dad

    https://twitter.com/cctv_idiots/status/1389170005175017473

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  51. darkwords
    53 | May 3, 2021 9:39 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    I like how the parents treat it as serious business.

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  52. darkwords
    54 | May 3, 2021 9:41 pm

    Listened to the Bannon podcast about the Vail Arizona school board event. Got a little patriotically choked up to hear one of the women leaders talk about her determination.

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  53. darkwords
    55 | May 3, 2021 9:43 pm

    @ darkwords:
    Bannon makes a good point that a lot of woman are doing this for their families. While men sell out to big money. And Liz Cheney needs to be dumped on the garbage pile of history.

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  54. eaglesoars
    56 | May 3, 2021 9:53 pm

    @ darkwords:

    Bannon is my absolute favorite. Hubby knows not to talk to me while I’m listening and phone calls go to voice mail.

    Raheem Kassem has a good podcast too, it’s just few and far between.

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  55. eaglesoars
    57 | May 3, 2021 10:43 pm

    Why is a hospital in Chicago withholding therapeutics?

    **BREAKING: Judge orders hospital to administer ivermectin immediately to patient in Chicago after hosp. files motion to vacate order to give her IVM. A contempt motion filed by patient’s attorney to be heard tomorrow at 10AM. Excerpt of
    @PierreKory
    ‘s powerful affidavit below.

    https://twitter.com/Covid19Critical/status/1389282549717999619

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  56. Bordm
    58 | May 3, 2021 11:23 pm

    @ right_wing2:
    1.Before you nuke your computer, download Wise Care 365 free and install it.

    2.Run the PC Checkup, then under System Cleaner tab, run Registry Cleaner, Common Cleaner and Advanced Cleaner.

    3.Go back to the PC Checkup tab and click on Program Uninstaller, it will take a few minutes to download and open. On the right-hand side in the header area is an icon for Universal Apps, it’s the 3rd one to the right of the white search box, click on it and scroll down to uninstall Skype.

    4.Rerun the Registry Cleaner in step 2.

    5.Run Regedit and remove any traces of Skype that may have been left behind. If you’re not sure how to use Regedit open the link below, don’t worry if you’re not using the Skype for Business version, it works the same. Keep using the ‘find next’ function until it says finished searching the Registry. The instructions are a little over a 3rd of the way down the page. Delete the Skype folder from Program Files/Microsoft/ and from Users/(username)/AppData/Roaming/Skype (it’s a hidden folder), if they still exist and reboot.

    6.Re-run step 2 and reboot, then reinstall Skype.

    https://www.thewindowsclub.com/completely-uninstall-skype-for-business-from-windows-10

    In 50 plus years of working on computers I’ve had to wipe and reload less than a dozen, from IBM main frames, mid-ranges, micros and PC’s. If you want to fix it I’ll help.

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  57. Bordm
    59 | May 3, 2021 11:32 pm

    @ Possum:
    A buddy of mine and I fed the pigeons at Trafalgar Square a few times in the late 70’s, they were quite polite, never shat on either of us.

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  58. darkwords
    60 | May 3, 2021 11:37 pm

    @ Bordm:
    5 stars

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  59. eaglesoars
    61 | May 3, 2021 11:59 pm

    @ Bordm:

    1.2.3.4.5.6…..jeebus, how much time do you guys HAVE???

    In other thoughts – Tucker and Frank Luntz

    2 nights in a row that Tucker has gone after Luntz. I don’t believe for a minute that this all ‘just came up’. Tucker has an agenda. I don’t know what it is. Luntz has been clear that he’s not a conservative. As for Kevin McCarthy renting a room in his house – I hate to tell you, but this is not uncommon. There are always cross-the-aisle friendships and sharing townhouses on the Hill or wherever when Congress is in session is not uncommon. Tucker was disingenuous tonite when he noted that Luntz’s apt probably cost about $5k/mo (correct) and then conflated the rent McCarthy is paying for a room at $5k/mo.

    So, I don’t know what’s up but I found the entire segment very disappointing. Innuendo and misdirection.

    I’m out, nite.

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  60. eaglesoars
    62 | May 4, 2021 12:25 am

    This is the Tucker segment on Luntz/McCarthy. It’s a smear job

    https://twitter.com/TuckerCarlson/status/1389386341461467137

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  61. AZfederalist
    63 | May 4, 2021 12:27 am

    eaglesoars wrote:

    The Biden admin is considering using outside firms to track extremist chatter by Americans online,

    So basically they want to track anybody who disagrees with the administrations’ socialist agenda and who values freedom and liberty?

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  62. Bordm
    64 | May 4, 2021 12:30 am

    @ Possum:
    Back in the mid 80’s, DOS days, Bill Gates stated that computers would never need more than a 20 Mb Hard Drive. My gaming computer has 2 2Tb drives and a 1Tb drive. My working/internet computer has 2 1Tb drives. My Video server has a 2Tb drive. The computer I use to repair hard drives and other peoples computers has a 2Gb drive. 2 laptops, 1 with 1TB drive the other 750 Gb. Several external drives ranging from 1 to 12 terabytes loaded with movies, TV shows, data backup and music.

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  63. AZfederalist
    65 | May 4, 2021 12:32 am

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Buffett is really fired up talking about renewables and how you can’t turn off the coal plant until you have transmission from wind power to where it is actually used.
    .

    Follow the money. How does coal get from mine to power generation plant? Yep, trains. Buffet killed the Keystone pipeline to preserve the business for his railroads; that business is a drop in the bucket compared to the coal trains that roll out of Wyoming on a daily basis.

    .
    Buffett notes that U.S. pays 17% of GDP for healthcare while no other major country pays more than 11% yet we get poorer results.[we do?]

    No, we don’t. I’ve seen the statistics in the past — the numbers are skewed and the definitions are different between the US and other countries. It’s been a while, so I don’t have all the info at hand, I just remember reading how the numbers being compared aren’t equivalent.

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  64. AZfederalist
    66 | May 4, 2021 12:34 am

    eaglesoars wrote:

    stay smart Bill and do what Bezos did. Give her billions

    Bill and Melinda Gates announce split

    Not rejoicing in other peoples’ sorrows, however, maybe this will slow down his/her “philanthropic tyranny” plans

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  65. AZfederalist
    67 | May 4, 2021 12:39 am

    eaglesoars wrote:

    diversity, equity, and inclusion”

    Anybody else notice how that little word has been snuck into the D&I lexicon? Equity == Quotas == racial / gender discrimination. In the future, expect more Bakke type suits. Because the woke corporations are not being coy about providing preferences to race/gender check-boxes. They have set quotas for the number of women/minorities in leadership and have also pledged mentorship and other programs to help make that happen. i.e, they are going to provide education and support for some while discriminating against others.

    /That’s why CRT education is so important to the left. If they can indoctrinate the youth that being discriminated against because you are caucasian is OK since you already have privilege, they will accept this kind of treatment.

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  66. AZfederalist
    68 | May 4, 2021 12:44 am

    darkwords wrote:

    @ eaglesoars:
    I looked up how to become a precinct committee person. Doesn’t look too hard.

    It’s not. Mrs. Federalist and I were for several years. Mrs. Federalist was much more involved until she became disillusions with the Arizona GOP and the democrat-like antics of the McCain wing of the party

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  67. eaglesoars
    69 | May 4, 2021 12:47 am

    this is insane. Tucker outlines how he called McCarthy’s office and was told first that McCarthy rents hotel rooms or sleeps in his office when he’s in town but staff will get back to him. When staff got back, Tucker was told about the Luntz connection due to the pandemic.

    Here’s the thing. All the hotels were closed. Tucker never tells you that. If McCarthy was depending on hotels he was SOL.

    quotes

    Tucker: What does the corona virus pandemic have to do with Kevin McCarthy’s choice of apartments? (See how dishonest this is? It’s about the availability of hotel rooms, not apts)

    Tucker: The Chinese unleash a virus on the world and all of a sudden Congressional leaders have to live with Frank Luntz?

    the rest of it is garbage. Tucker says in some places prices for apartments fell – which is true – but McCarthy has never had an apt so would not have the stuff you need to keep house – like sheets, pots/pans, etc.

    this is absurd. I have no truck w/McCarthy. I remember when his name first came up back in the Paul Ryan days and I nailed him for having an affair with another member, Renee Elmers. But this Luntz/McCarthy agenda is not what it appears to be, Tucker has something else going on. And now I don’t trust him.

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  68. eaglesoars
    70 | May 4, 2021 12:51 am

    @ AZfederalist:

    why do you always show up when I have to go to bed?

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  69. AZfederalist
    71 | May 4, 2021 12:54 am

    eaglesoars wrote:

    @ AZfederalist:

    why do you always show up when I have to go to bed?

    Sorry ’bout that. The 3 hour time difference is a killer. You are on here when I’m in the middle of life stuff and then it’s bedtime for you when I get online for evening wind-down.

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  70. Bordm
    72 | May 4, 2021 1:07 am

    @ eaglesoars:
    I may not comment often but I’m always lurking, one of the things
    I’m really good at is computers. I can’t write code but I can show you the line of code causing the problem.

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  71. eaglesoars
    73 | May 4, 2021 8:26 am

    Bordm wrote:

    I’m really good at is computers. I can’t write code but I can show you the line of code causing the problem.

    I’m just the opposite. I can write code that’s like a symphony, build systems, etc. But hardware? I’m lucky if I can find the power cord.

    Listening to the morning talks – all about how the price of everything has skyrocketed and store shelfs look like the weather forecast is a foot of snow – empty.

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  72. 74 | May 4, 2021 11:51 am

    @ Bordm:
    I’ll give that a shot tonight. Thanks.

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  73. 75 | May 4, 2021 11:51 am

    AZfederalist wrote:

    eaglesoars wrote:

    @ AZfederalist:

    why do you always show up when I have to go to bed?

    Sorry ’bout that. The 3 hour time difference is a killer. You are on here when I’m in the middle of life stuff and then it’s bedtime for you when I get online for evening wind-down.

    I thought everyone went to bed when Mr. Possum and/or I show up to discuss important things like manhole covers.

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  74. 76 | May 4, 2021 11:52 am

    Happy Kent State Day.

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  75. coldwarrior
    77 | May 4, 2021 12:13 pm

    Bunk X wrote:

    Happy Kent State Day.

    Been drunk there…a lot!

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  76. coldwarrior
    78 | May 4, 2021 12:16 pm

    Yes prices are up. Everyone is flush with cash, for the moment. Supply chains cant handle demand, for the moment.

    What happens when 1 or both variables change?

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  77. eaglesoars
    79 | May 4, 2021 2:08 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    I’m seeing that the chip supply won’t get straightened out until the end of next year.

    On Bannon’s show this morning, it was suggested that much of Taiwan’s value to China is its chip industry. Invasion doubtful because for Xi it’s an all or nothing proposition and if it failed, not only Xi loses but the CCP as a whole. And besides, the West would probably destroy the industry before letting China have it. Which I doubt but there ya go

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  78. 80 | May 4, 2021 7:42 pm

    @ coldwarrior:
    Beer revenue went down when our class graduated. Jerry’s Diner closed up, too.

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  79. 81 | May 4, 2021 7:43 pm

    What? No way! It’s another right wing conspiracy! Hoft needs a big steamin’ pile of shutuppery thrown at him for this.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/05/antrim-county-plaintiffs-introduce-new-evidence-2020-election-case-experts-able-compromise-data-data-flip-votes/

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  80. lobo91
    82 | May 4, 2021 9:02 pm

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  81. 83 | May 4, 2021 9:07 pm

    Another 200 broken Blogmock links fixed. 3,261 to go. Little by litter.

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  82. lobo91
    84 | May 4, 2021 9:46 pm

    This is worth watching. A short film about the two Marines who stopped a suicide bomber from killing 150 of their fellow marines in Ramadi in 2008:

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  83. rain of lead
    85 | May 5, 2021 8:21 am

    morning y’all

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  84. lobo91
    86 | May 5, 2021 9:26 am

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  85. 87 | May 5, 2021 11:13 am

    Another unprovoked beat down of asian man pushing stroller by a POS POC.
    https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1389853241387618304

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  86. eaglesoars
    88 | May 5, 2021 2:01 pm

    Preventing Alzheimer’s disease-related gray matter atrophy by B-vitamin treatment

    In an initial, randomized controlled study on elderly subjects with increased dementia risk (mild cognitive impairment according to 2004 Petersen criteria), we showed that high-dose B-vitamin treatment (folic acid 0.8 mg, vitamin B6 20 mg, vitamin B12 0.5 mg) slowed shrinkage of the whole brain volume over 2 y.

    https://www.pnas.org/content/110/23/9523

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  87. 89 | May 5, 2021 2:20 pm

    Here’s some real life Blask Mirror action.
    https://vimeo.com/541761990

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  88. eaglesoars
    90 | May 5, 2021 2:48 pm

    *snort*

    Almost a third of recent Covid deaths in England and Wales not caused by virus

    Increasing numbers of people whose underlying cause of death is not coronavirus are still being included in official figures

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/05/05/one-third-recent-covid-deaths-not-caused-virus/

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  89. eaglesoars
    91 | May 5, 2021 3:36 pm

    The woman who harassed the cop in L.A. has been identified.

    https://www.independentsentinel.com/racist-woman-who-called-latino-traffic-cop-a-murderer-is-identified/

    Kalunda-Rae Iwamizu aka Kalunda Jenkins

    And her students say she sucks too. Altho the site linked to for student ratings has removed all of them but you can see a few on the link above

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  90. AZfederalist
    92 | May 5, 2021 5:52 pm

    Bunk X wrote:

    Here’s some real life Blask Mirror action.
    https://vimeo.com/541761990

    Cool PR video. The company I worked for sucked at that. Interesting to see it’s equipped with Javelin. It will be interesting for people 20 years down the road wanting to put a new weapon system on board and being told that it must match exactly with the Javelin mechanical/electrical interface and how that will constrain the performance of the new system.

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  91. eaglesoars
    93 | May 5, 2021 6:45 pm

    Meet the guy in charge of purging MAGA from the military. Bishop Garrison. Proponent of the 1619 crap, insane Trump tweets, thinks white supremacy is a nat’l security threat etc. Oh, and one of the categories of belief that will get you nailed is ‘Patriot Extremism’: occurs when a citizen believes “the US government has become corrupt” or “has overstepped its constitutional boundaries”:

    Link to the article: https://www.revolver.news/2021/05/bishop-garrison-pentagon-hatchet-man/

    Link to DARPA memo “Extremism and Insider Thread to Dod”: https://www.politico.com/f/?id=00000178-7031-dae3-affa-f6f7374a0000

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  92. eaglesoars
    94 | May 5, 2021 6:51 pm

    Video of Starship nailing the landing

    https://twitter.com/spacex360/status/1390073579178532874

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  93. 95 | May 5, 2021 7:01 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    Just watched that live. Was screaming “Don’t Blow Up! Don’t Blow Up!” until the live feed ended. 🙂

    D.D. Harriman LIVES!

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  94. eaglesoars
    96 | May 5, 2021 7:15 pm

    PaladinPhil wrote:

    Was screaming “Don’t Blow Up! Don’t Blow Up!”

    which is why I don’t watch live.

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  95. 97 | May 5, 2021 7:26 pm

    This is about the drunk guy in the Wendy’s drive up queue who passed out, fought the police, stole a taser and used it on them, then got shot as he was running.
    https://www.dailywire.com/news/breaking-city-of-atlanta-reinstates-police-officer-fired-last-summer-after-shooting-rayshard-brooks

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  96. 98 | May 5, 2021 7:28 pm

    This earworm has been in my head since my 1st nap today. Now it’s time for my 2nd.

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  97. Aussie Infidel
    99 | May 5, 2021 7:32 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    *snort*

    Almost a third of recent Covid deaths in England and Wales not caused by virus

    Increasing numbers of people whose underlying cause of death is not coronavirus are still being included in official figures

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/05/05/one-third-recent-covid-deaths-not-caused-virus/

    ill rate the guy from Chicago who apparently died of Covid … and those two .45 cal slugs in his chest… as the best example.

    🙂

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  98. darkwords
    100 | May 5, 2021 7:44 pm

    @ lobo91:
    Pretty good. I used to believe that all in the US deserved this kind of help. Now I think progressives don’t.

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  99. darkwords
    101 | May 5, 2021 7:51 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    One of the hydra heads we need a James Bond to chop off.

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  100. Aussie Infidel
    102 | May 5, 2021 7:51 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Video of Starship nailing the landing

    https://twitter.com/spacex360/status/1390073579178532874

    Nice 2 engine landing…… which is the optimised configuration when calculating the ideal 2500 ‘ flip manoeuvre and still minimising the fuel burn vs. single engine landing fall back position vs. the requirement to use a lower flip altitude if carrying out a 3 engine landing.

    The minimum throttle able lavel of these engines is 40% and with 3 engines all at a nominal 40+% you need to flip lower which hangs your arse out over the edge with a required 1500 foot flip and a suicide landing that leaves no time to escape the approach ‘hole’ you’ve dug for yourself.

    It’s counter intuitive. When you can land with a single engine anyway it’s better to use a 2 engine approach and landing s you have a fall back Plan B just in case. with a single engine landing all of your eggs are in one basket and you are exposed during a landing for much longer from a higher altitude after your flip manoeuvre say 4500 feet. Getting a second engine lit in time is debatable in case you loo=se the single engine.

    A three engine landing seems the best option but it’s not. Having a minimus throttle able setting of 40% on all three engines requires you to have a lot of energy to use up that minimum thrust and that means leaving the flip until the last moment 1500 ‘ … the suicide landing option. Great when it works but not so good when it doesn’t

    🙂

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  101. Aussie Infidel
    103 | May 5, 2021 7:59 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    PaladinPhil wrote:

    Was screaming “Don’t Blow Up! Don’t Blow Up!”

    which is why I don’t watch live.

    Hey it’s all under control Eagles. Starship is merely exploring the WHOLE flight envelope and that includes finding out where the edges of that envelop are. The apparent crashes were just the learning experiences for Space X. Expect less explosions from here on out as the envelop becomes understood and systems refined to allow for Plan B and even Plan C contingencies.

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  102. darkwords
    104 | May 5, 2021 8:04 pm

    If you are an elderly asian carry a gun. And have some gun toting relatives following you if you decide to take a stroll.

    Not sure why Chinatowns aren’t emphasizing this. Most all Chinese I know touch Chinatown once or twice a month. Vancouver Chinatown would be mostly safe I think. The southern edge is sketchy but turns into roadways. A lot of workers from China who wouldn’t take any BS.

    Seattle Chinatown is cheap housing for winos and next to Pioneer Square where Amazon started up. The streets are drug dens.

    Portland is scattered.

    San Francisco is like Vancouver but busier and more congested. If I were a Chinese restaurant owner I would be hiring people to run the black bums out of the area.

    It’s true you can meet these slack jawed bums anywhere but they need to be given a message.

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  103. darkwords
    105 | May 5, 2021 8:06 pm

    @ Aussie Infidel:
    It always amazes me that there exist people that can fly a ton of metal thru the sky safely.

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  104. darkwords
    106 | May 5, 2021 8:12 pm

    Advice for bachelors.

    You.

    Stop scrolling.

    Go put a bowl of water in your microwave and set it for 7 minutes.

    Then wipe out and clean the inside of your microwave. It’s filthy.

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  105. darkwords
    107 | May 5, 2021 8:16 pm

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1389953413622992897

    shots fired

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  106. darkwords
    108 | May 5, 2021 8:17 pm

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1390079728728612867

    A lol to me. Sorry….

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  107. lobo91
    109 | May 5, 2021 8:29 pm

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  108. eaglesoars
    110 | May 5, 2021 8:31 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    San Francisco is like Vancouver but busier and more congested. If I were a Chinese restaurant owner I would be hiring people to run the black bums out of the area.

    That’s run by the Chinese mafia, I think they’ll be fine.

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  109. eaglesoars
    111 | May 5, 2021 8:47 pm

    Fabulous pic of Jupiter – thermal infrared, whatever that is

    https://twitter.com/wonderofscience/status/1389933238324391940

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  110. lobo91
    112 | May 5, 2021 9:21 pm

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  111. eaglesoars
    113 | May 5, 2021 10:11 pm

    @ lobo91:

    Heather and Biscuit should get together

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  112. eaglesoars
    114 | May 5, 2021 10:14 pm

    If you’re watching Laura, here is the article she’s talking about

    https://nicholaswade.medium.com/origin-of-covid-following-the-clues-6f03564c038

    Origins of Covid

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  113. darkwords
    115 | May 5, 2021 10:28 pm

    Maricopa Election auditors asked for the voting system passwords and received a lawyer letter back 5 days later that all passwords had been given to them.

    No admin password was provided.

    I imagine there was a Maricopa county meeting with the head of Maricopa IT and the IT techs who ran the election. They couldn’t produce an admin password. To me that means the password resides at the vendor and part of the contract disallows Maricopa IT from having access to it. Or they are just lying.

    I worked election IT a bit and there was strict control over logins. And a lockdown on changes months sometimes a year or so before any changes to the system. The vendor contract probably reveals this.

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  114. AZfederalist
    116 | May 5, 2021 10:33 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Origins of Covid

    This unfortunately seems to be the most likely origin. The natural infection through the wet markets was always a very suspicious story. This was a cover story that was very tenuous.

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  115. Aussie Infidel
    117 | May 5, 2021 10:43 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    @ Aussie Infidel:
    It always amazes me that there exist people that can fly a ton of metal thru the sky safely.

    That’d have been 400 tonnes of aluminium, steel and rubber and all it took to defy gravity was a gentle pull on my airplane’s control yoke and 400 tonnes rose off the ground and was like was like putty in my hands

    🙂

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  116. eaglesoars
    118 | May 5, 2021 10:54 pm

    @ darkwords:

    Yeah I heard that on Bannon today. The part that really bothers me is that apparently no one has the background to ask them who the hell is doing their security – because you and I both know there IS an admin pswd.

    Just saw this

    After a lengthy lawsuit that saw the Democrats achieve few victories in their goal of stopping the audit of the 2020 ballots in Maricopa County, Arizona, they have reached a settlement with the firm involved in the audit and the Senate Republicans that will see the firm, Cyber Ninjas, cease verifying the signatures on early voting envelopes with the signatures on file from the voter.

    https://nationalfile.com/breaking-democrats-settle-lawsuit-over-maricopa-audit-with-9-days-to-go-experts-will-cease-signature-matching/

    No signature verification? That HAS to be appealed.

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  117. lobo91
    119 | May 5, 2021 11:15 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    No signature verification? That HAS to be appealed.

    If it was a settlement, there’s nothing to appeal. That means they agreed to it.

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  118. eaglesoars
    120 | May 5, 2021 11:17 pm

    John Batchelor is interviewing Salena Zito and she’s talking about how the steel mills in Braddock that were supposed to be built didn’t – and they’re going to….ARKANSAS???

    The mayor of Pgh is a progressive asshole

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  119. eaglesoars
    121 | May 5, 2021 11:19 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ eaglesoars:

    No signature verification? That HAS to be appealed.

    If it was a settlement, there’s nothing to appeal. That means they agreed to it.

    oh right, I missed that. So I’m left with…WTAF?

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  120. eaglesoars
    122 | May 5, 2021 11:26 pm

    ok, bedtime. nite.

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  121. 123 | May 5, 2021 11:35 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Origins of Covid

    Interesting how propaganda works. The lies are spread so loudly and frequently that by the time the truth is out everyone’s moved on.

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  122. Aussie Infidel
    124 | May 5, 2021 11:36 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ eaglesoars:

    No signature verification? That HAS to be appealed.

    If it was a settlement, there’s nothing to appeal. That means they agreed to it.

    100% correct.

    So there are 3 scenarios left.
    A. The Dems swear that ‘honest injin” they won’t cheat this time and Cyber Ninjas believes them ….. NAH
    B. Cyber Ninjas already know that they have the required numbers in the bag already and agreed to this deal to get themselves a little injunctive relief…. Possibly
    C. Someone at Cyber Ninjas had a Swiss bank account opened in his name by the Dems payola brigade and the filthy lucre will flow like water…… Probably not because everyone is watching and folks are not taking prisoners at this stage of proceedings.

    logically I’m going for … B

    but what do I know about US politics?

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  123. coldwarrior
    125 | May 5, 2021 11:38 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    and that will be included in the AM post…

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  124. 126 | May 5, 2021 11:38 pm

    To offset Lobo’s babytalking dog upthread, here’s Ozzyman
    @ lobo91:

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  125. Aussie Infidel
    127 | May 5, 2021 11:39 pm

    @ darkwords:
    Everything you need to know about the choices made when contemplating crazy belly-flop manoeuvres and suicide burns and stuff like that.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqJ5bKuApbs
    enjoy

    🙂

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  126. Aussie Infidel
    128 | May 6, 2021 1:22 am

    eaglesoars wrote:

    If you’re watching Laura, here is the article she’s talking about

    https://nicholaswade.medium.com/origin-of-covid-following-the-clues-6f03564c038

    Origins of Covid

    Horrific

    The period 2014-17 when Fauci and Collins were specifically forbidden to fund any more Wuhan research simply went around the Obama regime and wrote an exception that one could drive a bus through. This exception was that Fauci and Collins could continue doing whatever they wanted and Obama who OKed this exception just pretended to not know what he way agreeing to. This was a lie and Collins Fauci and Obama have the blood of 3 million on their hands. Dr Joseph Mangeler of the Third Reich was a mere amateur when compared to these three butchers

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