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No Good Reason.

by Bunk X ( 472 Comments › )
Filed under Islamists, Open thread, Taliban at August 21st, 2021 - 5:37 am

Figured we needed a fresh thread. Go.

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  1. rain of lead
    1 | August 21, 2021 8:44 am

    ahhhh…. new thread smell

    morning y’all


  2. eaglesoars
    2 | August 21, 2021 9:26 am

    @ rain of lead:

    how are you feeling?


  3. coldwarrior
    3 | August 21, 2021 9:49 am

    Thx bunk.

    100 Ghurkas are Canadian embassy security not brit.

    2 para and SAS are doing the right thing.

    The Germans sent their gsg9 peeps to get folks out. I trained with these guys. Serious, technical, talented guys.

    Most of the stories out of hospitals are propaganda.


  4. coldwarrior
    4 | August 21, 2021 10:03 am

    …and…the hospital stories of stress, etc…

    LACK OF STAFF.

    This was predicted 20 yrs ago and the donut chomping so called nurse leaders did nothing.

    There are tons of beds, there aren’t staff to man the beds. RNs can handle stress and tragedy. It goes with the job and are defining moments which mold better RNs.

    I took the gig that I have to help out in ERs that are on fire. I am a better mercenary than a permanent staff RN. I see things across my massive health system and these shortages are no different than every where else.


  5. coldwarrior
    5 | August 21, 2021 10:09 am

    Mrs coldwarrior works in a competing system and it’s no different.

    RN is a very difficult thing to attain. There is generally a 50% washout rate In school. And then you get to be short staffed in perpetuity.

    Rewarding? Yes. I have saved lives with my decisions and early observations and actions.

    Infuriating? yinz bet! There is nothing like getting shit on by senior management who are not held accountable for turnover.


  6. coldwarrior
    6 | August 21, 2021 10:27 am

    Which ever ER i work in the same thing happens. I am usually senior and have had a ton more experience than the RNs I’m working with. I’ve done stroke, neuro-trauma, trauma and medical ICU and now ER. Guidance and knowledge transfer to the younger RNs is most rewarding.

    I have been asked to take management positions. Nope, no pay cut for me and I refuse to try to manage my way out of a trap that was set by laziness 20 years ago. I’d get fired. One of the ERs that I work in often has had 5 directors fired in a row whilst senior management sits secure and is not held accountable FOR.ANYTHING. the place ran without a director fr a year because no one in the system wanted the job given the history.

    It’s only going to get worse. I’ll take the bonuses and the travel and working understaffed and retire early. thankyouverymuch.


  7. eaglesoars
    7 | August 21, 2021 10:33 am

    yeah, don’t let the door hit ya

    Patagonia, the iconic sportswear company that’s built a worldwide reputation on outdoor athleticism and environmental activism, will no longer supply Jackson Hole Mountain Resort with its products after a resort owner hosted a fundraiser for the right-wing House Freedom Caucus.

    Patagonia confirmed Tuesday that it would no longer sell to the resort, its largest single customer in the Jackson Hole area.

    https://www.wyofile.com/patagonia-dumps-jackson-hole-ski-resort-after-far-right-fundraiser/


  8. AZfederalist
    8 | August 21, 2021 11:47 am

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Patagonia, the iconic sportswear company that’s built a worldwide reputation on outdoor athleticism and environmental activism, will no longer supply Jackson Hole Mountain Resort with its products after a resort owner hosted a fundraiser for the right-wing House Freedom Caucus.

    So discriminating in who you sell your product to is okay as long as you are discriminating against the right kind of people. Imagine if a business chose not to sell to a predominantly LGBTQWERTY company or an MWOB because they had hosted a fundraiser for some radical group like the Southern Poverty Law Center? The howls of outrage would be epic.

    We are truly living in dangerous and evil times.


  9. eaglesoars
    9 | August 21, 2021 12:22 pm

    Ron Klain retweeted Joy Reid 10x yesterday so that should tell you how stable the WH is right now

    https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/1429097317710417924

    I think Klain’s pronoun is ‘POTUS’


  10. eaglesoars
    10 | August 21, 2021 12:31 pm

    Massive Nurse Shortage Hits Houston—Weeks After 150 Unvaccinated Nurses and Hospital Workers Fired

    https://fee.org/articles/massive-nurse-shortage-hits-houston-weeks-after-150-unvaccinated-nurses-and-hospital-workers-fired/


  11. eaglesoars
    11 | August 21, 2021 12:34 pm

    UVA disenrolls 238 unvaxxed students, keeps indoor mask mandate for all

    https://nypost.com/2021/08/21/uva-disenrolls-238-unvaxxed-students-keeps-indoor-mask-mandate-for-all/

    Commonwealth of Virginia data shows that 41 people under the age of 30 have died of COVID since the outbreak began a year and a half ago.


  12. 12 | August 21, 2021 3:20 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    Thx bunk.

    Schnabelperchten.


  13. eaglesoars
    13 | August 21, 2021 3:20 pm

    This is fine

    Ground Report: Kabul Airport Gates Are Closed, Taliban Confiscating U.S. Passports

    “I got to the gates and was about to show my passport, but the Taliban got it, and he said you are not allowed to go through and wouldn’t give it back,” one Afghan American on the ground told the Post. “I was lucky a U.S. marine was right there and forced him to give it back.”

    Former Navy SEAL Ephraim Mattos, who works to evacuate people on the ground, also confirmed the reports to the Post.

    “U.S. passports, driver’s licenses — they are confiscating those pieces of documentation from American citizens,” said Mattos. “They lose proof of who they are, and this has happened on multiple occasions in multiple places”:

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/08/21/kabul-airport-gates-closed-taliban-confiscating-u-s-passports/


  14. eaglesoars
    14 | August 21, 2021 3:31 pm

    Yesterday I was at my local Foodland buying a large bag of Purina Dog Chow for my loyal pet, Jake, the Wonder Dog, and was in the check-out line when a woman behind me asked if I had a dog.

    What did she think I had….an elephant ?

    So because I’m retired and have little to do, on impulse I told her that no, I didn’t have a dog, I was starting the Purina Diet again.

    I added that ‘I probably shouldn’t, because I ended up in the hospital last time, but that I’d lost 50 pounds before I awakened in an intensive care ward with tubes coming out of most of my orifices and IVs in both arms.

    I told her that it was essentially a perfect diet and that the way that it works is, to load your pants pockets with Purina Nuggets and simply eat one or two every time you feel hungry.

    The food is nutritionally complete so it works well and , I was going to try it again.

    (I have to mention here that practically everyone in line was now enthralled with my story.)

    Horrified, she asked if I ended up in intensive care because the dog food poisoned me.

    I told her no, I stopped to pee on a fire hydrant and a car hit me.

    I thought the guy behind her was going to have a heart attack he was laughing so hard.

    Foodland won’t let me shop there anymore.

    Better watch what you ask retired people. They have all the time in theworld to think up crazy things to say.

    https://freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3987462/posts


  15. 16 | August 21, 2021 3:43 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Yesterday I was at my local Foodland buying a large bag of Purina Dog Chow for my loyal pet, Jake, the Wonder Dog, and was in the check-out line when a woman behind me asked if I had a dog.


  16. eaglesoars
    17 | August 21, 2021 4:15 pm

    https://twitter.com/JacquiHeinrich/status/1429173367643516936

    The State Department has been hit by a cyber attack, and notifications of a possible serious breach were made by the Department of Defense Cyber Command

    It is unclear when the breach was discovered, but it is believed to have happened a couple weeks ago.

    A source familiar tells Fox the State Department’s ongoing mission to evacuate Americans and allied refugees in Afghanistan “have not been affected”.


  17. lobo91
    18 | August 21, 2021 4:27 pm


  18. lobo91
    19 | August 21, 2021 4:31 pm


  19. 20 | August 21, 2021 4:41 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    The State Department has been hit by a cyber attack

    “Hackers attack every 39 seconds, so on average, 2,244 times a day.” That’s from 2007. Live maps are interesting, like this one:
    https://cybermap.kaspersky.com/


  20. 21 | August 21, 2021 4:55 pm

    @ lobo91:

    “The US has advised citizens not to travel to the airport in the capital Kabul. It warns of possible security threats at the gates
    American helicopters have been flying US citizens to the airport from a hotel compound nearby.”

    Amazing. The airport is now more dangerous than the city?


  21. darkwords
    22 | August 21, 2021 6:12 pm

    @ coldwarrior:
    If you are getting paid well and have job security management is not the best way to go unless one wants to go woke.


  22. darkwords
    23 | August 21, 2021 6:14 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    Probably the only reason Biden is still here. Klain wants to remain the shadow POTUS. Should put pressure on him.


  23. darkwords
    24 | August 21, 2021 6:16 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    That’s a laugher.


  24. darkwords
    25 | August 21, 2021 6:18 pm

    @ lobo91:
    Ordered in March 1945 to bypass the historic city of Trier in the Third Army’s lightning thrust into Germany because it was likely to take at least four divisions, Patton seized the town anyway: “Have taken Trier with two divisions. Do you want me to give it back?”

    Until we return to prizing our Shermans and Pattons over Milleys, expect more Afghanistans.


  25. lobo91
    26 | August 21, 2021 6:28 pm

    @ darkwords:

    One of those idiots at the Pentagon actually said “We don’t have the capability of creating a safe corridor to the airport” the other day.

    I’m sure China and Russia got a good laugh out of that.


  26. lobo91
    27 | August 21, 2021 6:49 pm

    @ darkwords:

    Someone confused “lack of capability” and “lack of political will”


  27. lobo91
    28 | August 21, 2021 6:58 pm


  28. darkwords
    29 | August 21, 2021 7:57 pm

    @ lobo91:
    Go to the airport. Don’t go to the airport. SNAFU.

    A lot of kids there suffering at the airport because Joe Biden wants to eat his ice cream in private.

    Good video. Superior to the US coverage.


  29. rain of lead
    30 | August 21, 2021 8:18 pm

    hey y’all

    still don’t feel bad and just super minor symptoms
    slight cough only


  30. eaglesoars
    31 | August 21, 2021 8:35 pm

    @ rain of lead:

    This is a free WaPo article on monoclonal antibodies with links to sites that provide them. Bookmark it.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/covid-monoclonal-abbott/2021/08/19/a39a0b5e-0029-11ec-a664-4f6de3e17ff0_story.html

    https://combatcovid.hhs.gov/i-have-covid-19-now/monoclonal-antibodies-high-risk-covid-19-positive-patients

    infusion locations

    https://protect-public.hhs.gov/pages/therapeutics-distribution

    There’s one w/in 1.5 miles of my house, another within 5. rain, you might want to check it out. Take it w/in 10 days of symptoms onset. You’re still in the window.


  31. darkwords
    32 | August 21, 2021 8:47 pm

    @ lobo91:
    Camp Bastion. I’m not sure if it helped or hurt the Afghan military to strip the base. It seemed to demoralize them that essential security gear was sent back to England. And all the bullets they burned…. Could have sold those.


  32. darkwords
    33 | August 21, 2021 8:50 pm

    @ rain of lead:
    You and Chuck Norris are bad for the virus.


  33. eaglesoars
    34 | August 21, 2021 8:54 pm

    Newsmax is covering the Trump rally. He just showed up


  34. rain of lead
    35 | August 21, 2021 9:00 pm

    @ darkwords:

    heh,
    thanks


  35. rain of lead
    36 | August 21, 2021 9:06 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    my fam is low key freaking
    but “so far”… not horrible

    my niece is saying, try ALL the things

    not bad advice


  36. eaglesoars
    37 | August 21, 2021 9:36 pm

    @ rain of lead:

    look up locations near you just in case.


  37. eaglesoars
    38 | August 21, 2021 9:39 pm

    Pentagon reveals only 2.5K US citizens out of 15K have been evacuated since Kabul fell: Biden puts commercial airlines on notice that the Civil Reserve Air Fleet could be activated to help

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9915375/Biden-considers-activating-Civil-Reserve-Air-Fleet-aid-Kabul-airlift.html


  38. lobo91
    39 | August 21, 2021 9:56 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    Lack of airplanes isn’t the problem


  39. eaglesoars
    40 | August 21, 2021 10:15 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ eaglesoars:
    Lack of airplanes isn’t the problem

    Ya think?


  40. eaglesoars
    41 | August 21, 2021 10:23 pm

    HA! Good point!

    Sending Kamala to Vietnam during the greatest foreign policy disaster in U.S. history is the most on-brand thing the Democratic Party can do right now to solidify the American people’s perception that it is the Party of Failure.

    https://twitter.com/kylenabecker/status/1429267365578092549


  41. AZfederalist
    42 | August 21, 2021 10:52 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Massive Nurse Shortage Hits Houston—Weeks After 150 Unvaccinated Nurses and Hospital Workers Fired

    Sounds like own goal to me.


  42. AZfederalist
    43 | August 21, 2021 11:02 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Biden puts commercial airlines on notice that the Civil Reserve Air Fleet could be activated to help

    I didn’t know that civilian airline pilots were trained for short field approaches. I’m sure the plane can handle the 2g circling turn


  43. darkwords
    44 | August 21, 2021 11:14 pm

    @ AZfederalist:
    Times a tickin. While Biden is dicking around competent people could have evacuated all of Kabul by now.

    The Biden Whitehouse is trying to avoid getting any further American deaths making the news on CNN. Thus they hold back and use Afhani women and children as cannon fodder. Because they think the American public won’t notice or care.

    I’d be kicking the liars (Biden and crew) out of my country. The Chinese would be better partners.


  44. Possum
    45 | August 21, 2021 11:16 pm

    @ AZfederalist:
    They need aircraft to take people from the staging posts in U.S. bases in Germany, Qatar and Bahrain.

    The military flights don’t fly from Kabul back to the USA


  45. eaglesoars
    46 | August 21, 2021 11:42 pm

    What an ungodly mess. I’m going to bed. Sleep tight everyone.


  46. 47 | August 22, 2021 12:11 am

    @ eaglesoars:
    Is that only after exposure?


  47. Aussie Infidel
    48 | August 22, 2021 12:31 am

    AZfederalist wrote:

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Biden puts commercial airlines on notice that the Civil Reserve Air Fleet could be activated to help

    I didn’t know that civilian airline pilots were trained for short field approaches. I’m sure the plane can handle the 2g circling turn

    You’d be surprised to know that about half of ATPL holders have airforce experience.One saved my arse when I was a wet behind the ears co-pilot. Landed a medium twin well over the maximum cross wind limit on a patch of mud in a hurricane on an island in the middle of nowhere with not enough fuel to get back to dry land. Heavy landing checks were carried out but we walked away from the arrival as did all of our passengers. Who I might add also survived an ice ingestion engine failure the day before trying to reach Norfolk Island in the same storm.

    Mo the skipper also moonlighted flying Viscounts full of ammunition out of Singapore to Laos into grassed strips at night lit by car headlights. Mo had the most wonderful handlebar moustache which was his pride and joy!

    🙂


  48. Aussie Infidel
    49 | August 22, 2021 12:38 am

    eaglesoars wrote:

    What an ungodly mess. I’m going to bed. Sleep tight everyone.

    We had a ‘visitor’ day before yesterday Eagles, down at the beach house. A baby seal who was playing about in the shallows and catching fish. Waddled up onto the beach for a while ad they went back to gorging on all the fish that were spawning.

    Next day we had a pod of six Orca cruising just off the beach likewise gorging themselves on the fish. Hope that little seal has left the area as Orca love seals to eat.


  49. lobo91
    50 | August 22, 2021 1:28 am

    Enough about Afghanistan. It’s Saturday night:


  50. 51 | August 22, 2021 1:37 am

    @ lobo91:
    Nasty down to the roots. Luvs me some Fish.


  51. lobo91
    52 | August 22, 2021 1:47 am

    @ Bunk X:

    I’m actually liking the new band. Looking forward to seeing her in Telluride next month.


  52. lobo91
    53 | August 22, 2021 1:49 am

    Speaking of Telluride, Hannah Wicklund is going to be playing the warm-up show Thursday evening:


  53. 54 | August 22, 2021 2:46 am

    This is kinda fun.


  54. 55 | August 22, 2021 3:01 am

    What does the tongue do when someone is beatboxing?
    X-ray animation (with sound)
    https://twitter.com/MarkAAbbott1/status/1428882942621745157


  55. 56 | August 22, 2021 3:42 am

    Fake visas provided by the State Department?
    https://twitter.com/tedcruz/status/1429136921658150912


  56. 57 | August 22, 2021 4:43 am

    Interesting video on the cause(s) of the Surfside Condo building collapse. Design and construction flaws combined with lack of maintenance caused the pool deck to collapse first, and everything else followed.
    https://youtu.be/pgz5Xq4GUio


  57. eaglesoars
    58 | August 22, 2021 9:03 am

    right_wing2 wrote:

    @ eaglesoars:
    Is that only after exposure?

    yes


  58. eaglesoars
    59 | August 22, 2021 9:10 am

    This is great!

    Joe Biden press conference courtesy of Jeff Dunham

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKoMHJ0IzK0


  59. eaglesoars
    60 | August 22, 2021 9:18 am

    The UK has approved the monoclonal antibody med

    UK finally approves Regeneron’s Covid antibody drug: Watchdog says therapy used on Donald Trump slashes risk of hospitalisation by 70% and can prevent infection… but it’s been available in the US since November

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9911205/UK-approves-Covid-antibody-drug-medical-watchdog-finds-PREVENT-infection.html


  60. eaglesoars
    61 | August 22, 2021 9:31 am

    @ eaglesoars:

    Here’s the UK paper referred to in the DM article


  61. rain of lead
    63 | August 22, 2021 10:57 am

    morning y’all
    day whatever and still fell ok except for a mild stuffy nose


  62. rain of lead
    64 | August 22, 2021 10:58 am

    not fell “feel”


  63. eaglesoars
    65 | August 22, 2021 12:39 pm

    oh my god

    ‘Disaster on Every Level’ As Biden Closes Kabul Airport and Orders Commercial Airlines to Aid the Evacuation

    The Biden administration was forced to close the Kabul airport as the chaotic, catastrophically planned evacuation of American citizens from Afghanistan is overwhelming state department employees with too much paperwork.

    There are thousands of people — mostly Afghan civilians who collaborated with the U.S. military — waiting at the airport to be rescued. According to the British military, seven Afghans have died at the airport from the heat and the crush of people.

    Can it get any worse? Why yes. Yes, it can.

    New info on the ground in Kabul: Taliban militants are now starting to charge people for “escorts,” for safe passage to the airport. The price is said to range from $1,000 to $3,000, per person.

    https://twitter.com/SashaIngber/status/1429247209200041991

    Do you want “worse”? How about the Pentagon not knowing what the State Department is doing?

    CLUELESS: Pentagon “Not Aware” the US Embassy Told Americans Not to Go to Kabul Airport

    https://rumble.com/vli2cp-clueless-pentagon-not-aware-the-us-embassy-told-americans-not-to-go-to-kabu.html?mref=23gga&mc=8uxj1

    The threat from ISIS is being taken very seriously. Islamic State would like nothing better than to embarrass their mortal enemies, the Taliban by sending a suicide bomber into the densely packed crowds at the airport.
    .
    .
    But it appears that the president shut the airport in order to allow the bureaucrats to catch up with the paperwork.
    .
    .
    The Department of Defense will compel commercial airlines to help with the evacuation of Afghans and U.S. personnel from Afghanistan, the third time that the U.S. has activated what is known as the Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF).

    Eighteen aircraft will be used, including 3 from American Airlines, 3 from Delta Air Lines, 3 from Atlas Air, 3 from Omni Air, 2 from Hawaiian Airlines and 4 from United Airlines. The planes will not be going to Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said in a statement, but will transport people from “temporary safe havens and interim staging bases.”

    In truth, the civilian planes would not be flying to Kabul. They would be picking up evacuees at our bases in Qatar, Bahrain, and Germany and ferry them…somewhere.

    https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2021/08/22/disaster-on-every-level-as-biden-closes-kabul-airport-and-orders-commercial-airlines-to-aid-the-evacuation-n1471756

    How the evacuees are supposed to get to Qatar, et al, remains unanswered.

    https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2021/08/22/disaster-on-every-level-as-biden-closes-kabul-airport-and-orders-commercial-airlines-to-aid-the-evacuation-n1471756


  64. eaglesoars
    66 | August 22, 2021 1:35 pm

    At present, 18 aircraft are involved – three each from American Airlines, Atlas Air, Delta Air Lines and Omni Air, as well as two from Hawaiian Airlines and four from United Airlines. The planes will be used to ferry passengers from temporary safe havens and staging bases, according to the tweets

    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/pentagon-activates-commercial-airlines-assist-afghanistan-evacuations

    Civil Reserve Air Fleet is just for headlines and Biden knows it. Plenty of mil aircraft. Commercial airliners don’t even have midair refuel capability. Slows down and endangers operations just for clicks.

    We have the air national guard for a reason

    https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/1429456138802802697


  65. eaglesoars
    67 | August 22, 2021 1:38 pm

    it just gets worse everywhere

    Rescue Dogs Shot and Killed in Australia to Prevent Volunteers From Traveling During COVID

    https://timcast.com/news/rescue-dogs-shot-and-killed-in-australia-to-prevent-volunteers-from-traveling-during-covid/

    I didn’t get past the headline, I’m not reading it


  66. rain of lead
    68 | August 22, 2021 2:07 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    Australia has just become a horror show


  67. darkwords
    69 | August 22, 2021 4:53 pm

    UK to look to China and Russia for Afghan directions.

    https://www.ft.com/content/3073164b-43c5-45ec-bda5-f62f7107a747?segmentid=acee4131-99c2-09d3-a635-873e61754ec6

    Johnson also wants the G7 talks to focus on a longer-term approach to the Afghan crisis but accepts that following the US retreat that China and Russia are now key players in the region.


  68. darkwords
    70 | August 22, 2021 4:56 pm

    @kayleighmcenany

    4h
    WALLACE: “Does the president not know what’s going on?”
    BLINKEN: “This is an incredibly emotional time for many of us.”

    What does this mean!? A TOTAL dodge Downwards arrow

    It sound like Biden is having a breakdown in the Whitehouse.


  69. darkwords
    71 | August 22, 2021 5:46 pm

    Olivier Knox
    @OKnox
    · Jul 13
    France taking steps to evacuate “the entire French community” from Afghanistan. Embassy organizing one-and-only special charter flight for French citizens to leave the morning of July 17.


  70. Guggi
    72 | August 22, 2021 5:49 pm

    Bunk X wrote:

    Schnabelperchten.

    You know the folklore in Salzburg? 😉

    https://www.gasteinerperchten.com/schnabelperchten.html


  71. lobo91
    73 | August 22, 2021 5:51 pm

    @ darkwords:
    That was last month


  72. 74 | August 22, 2021 5:59 pm

    Guggi wrote:

    You know the folklore in Salzburg?

    GA… GA… GA…
    I thought that would get your attention. 😀
    I’d never heard of them until December of last year. The Schnabelperchten are awesome.
    https://tackyraccoons.com/2021/01/05/die-schnabelperchten/


  73. Guggi
    75 | August 22, 2021 7:11 pm

    @ Bunk X:

    hehe 🙂

    Schnabelperchten belong to the “Schiachperchten” (ugly characters) running around 5./6. December

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnSG7myiI0M

    but there are also “Schönperchten” (beautiful characters) running between after Christmas and New Year every 4 years

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG5exoeMv9g


  74. Guggi
    76 | August 22, 2021 7:45 pm

    Bist du deppert, the Brits are furious

    Britain loses patience with Sleepy Joe: Tony Blair brands Biden an ‘imbecile’ over ‘tragic, dangerous and unnecessary’ decision to quit Afghanistan amid claims Boris remarked ‘we would be better off with Trump’

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9916221/Blair-brands-Biden-imbecile-unnecessary-decision-quit-Afghanistan.html


  75. darkwords
    77 | August 22, 2021 8:26 pm

    Top Sports Movies as ranked by Twitter randos.

    *61, The Brian Piccolo Story , Football
    8 Men Out, Baseball
    A League of Their Own, Baseball
    Basketball = Teen Wolf
    Bend it like Beckham , Soccer
    Bloodsport , MMA
    Breaking Away , Bicycling
    Bull Durham , Baseball
    By Sport,
    Caddyshack, Golf
    Chariots of Fire , Track
    Field of dreams, Baseball
    For Love of the Game , Baseball
    Free Guy , Online Gaming
    Happy Gilmore , Golf
    Hoosiers , Basketball
    I, Tonya , Figure Skating
    Knute Rockne All American , Football
    Long Gone ,Baseball
    Major League 1, Baseball
    Miracle , Hockey
    Moneyball, Baseball
    Mystery Alaska , Hockey
    Necessary Roughness , Football
    Prefontaine, Track
    Pride of the Yankees, Baseball
    Remember the Titans , Football
    Rocky , Boxing
    Rocky 3 , Boxing
    Rudy , Football
    Rush, Car Racing
    Sandlot, Baseball
    SeaBiscuit , Horse Racing
    SlapShot , Hockey
    The Blind Side , Football
    The Natural , Baseball
    The program , Football
    The replacements , Football
    The Waterboy , Football
    The Wrestler , Wrestling
    Tin Cup , Golf
    VisionQuest , Wrestling
    We are Marshall , Football


  76. eaglesoars
    78 | August 22, 2021 8:32 pm

    Guggi wrote:

    Britain loses patience with Sleepy Joe:

    They’ll have to get in line. It’s rather long.

    Hi Guggi!


  77. darkwords
    79 | August 22, 2021 8:33 pm

    @ Guggi:
    Is that just Salzburg? Sometimes I wish I would have keep up with my Cultural Anthropology studies where they looked at all this stuff.

    I had a cold night in Vienna. Great Pastries and coffee. Scary stories about something called a Crampus?


  78. eaglesoars
    80 | August 22, 2021 8:35 pm

    A couple of thoughts about Kabul. Because we haven’t seen suicide bombers at the airport or an American hostage crisis, it’s because we are on the Taliban’s timeline. No rush. The humiliation of the United States is proceeding apace.

    Do they actually control ISIS elements? Maybe. Maybe not. Wild card.

    US forces have taken a hit for staying behind walls while the British and French go into the city to bring their people out.

    The British and French go in at the pleasure of the Taliban, who I suspect are not that interested in them at this time. Except to the extent they may serve as bait to draw in US forces.

    If US forces did go into Kabul at anything less than brigade strength, it could be Mogadishu. Even at brigade strength, the Taliban will be calling the shots. Shutting off streets. Making use of American hostages and human shields.

    This doesn’t excuse the Americans. Just underscores how grievously the high command and the commander in chief bollixed this. They created this vulnerability by granting the upper hand quite predictably to the Taliban.

    In any case, this thing is only just beginning, and could become a lot uglier.

    I think you popped the line, “Party like it’s 1842.”

    Yeah. Don’t think the Taliban don’t know their history and that they are not intent on securing an even better place in it.

    I hope I’m wrong, but I think the cost of blundering by President Biden, Gen. Milley etal has yet to be fully reckoned.

    https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/469388/#respond


  79. darkwords
    81 | August 22, 2021 8:37 pm

    Hospital in my area told all staff to get vaccinated or quit. My unvaccinated neighbor got the Moderna. Says the mandate is related to money coming from the Feds. Vaccinate or else.


  80. eaglesoars
    82 | August 22, 2021 8:39 pm

    Just in time, aka ‘by the skin of our teeth’

    Altho’ I shouldn’t be sanguine, I don’t know what Gov Lee of Tenn. will do. He has a history of accepting refugees (money train)

    By The Associated Press
    ANNANDALE, Va. — Hundreds of Afghan refugees are staying at a northern Virginia campus as they await relocation to a more permanent destination.

    After arriving at Dulles International Airport Friday night, refugees spent the night at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale, news outlets report.

    A college spokesperson said the refugees will stay at the campus anywhere from a few hours to a few days. Many refugees are destined for Fort McCoy in Wisconsin, Fort Bliss in Texas and Fort Lee in Virginia.

    https://www.pennlive.com/nation-world/2021/08/afghan-refugees-arrive-temporarily-in-northern-virginia.html


  81. darkwords
    83 | August 22, 2021 8:48 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    With social media this failure has instant reach to 8 billion people. This is Bidens best effort. He is a wet paper bag for any hostile foreign powers. Woke people are losers. That is what they do.

    I would think the Taliban would stretch out the USA embarrassment with the threat of hostage taking. Get some money out of it. Then offer up major airbases to Russia and China. Stops the US from coming back. Steps up the Iranian Hegemony. Further divides Shia and Sunni.

    John Bolton is the reason we play with kids gloves in Pakistan. He wanted their nuclear weapons as part of the Ally Arsenal for the US. And was willing to pay a large price to Pakistan for that privilege.

    It does seem like a place where a world war could start.


  82. eaglesoars
    84 | August 22, 2021 8:50 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    It does seem like a place where a world war could start.

    sure does. But if Biden is in there, we’ll surrender ahead of time.


  83. darkwords
    85 | August 22, 2021 8:54 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    Place them all in Ft Ord. Decommissioned Army Base on the Monterey, Peninsula.

    Close to services. Nice area. A few miles from the Naval Postgraduate school https://www.nps.edu/ A few more miles to the Defense Language Institute https://www.dliflc.edu A few more miles to Pebble Beach.

    I have some sympathy for these Afghan kids after reading Outlaw Platoon. They undergo some horrific abuse by the adults around them. The two stories about this in Outlaw Platoon are just gruesome and heart wrenching.


  84. eaglesoars
    86 | August 22, 2021 9:40 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    The two stories about this in Outlaw Platoon are just gruesome and heart wrenching.

    Don’t know it and probably don’t want it in my head.


  85. eaglesoars
    87 | August 22, 2021 9:46 pm

    I’m off to get ready for bed. nite.


  86. darkwords
    88 | August 22, 2021 9:49 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    Book by Sean Parnell https://parnellforsenate.com Army guy in Afghanistan. It was a good war story. From Coldwarriors neck of the woods.


  87. darkwords
    89 | August 22, 2021 9:54 pm

    At this stage in Roman History Caesar formed the First Triumvirate. Leading to a 10 year dictatorship. End of the Republic and the Start of the Empire.

    I think Star Wars also followed this path.

    Trump plus some battle experienced general and some democrat that is capable.


  88. Aussie Infidel
    90 | August 22, 2021 9:56 pm

    rain of lead wrote:

    @ eaglesoars:
    Australia has just become a horror show

    Yup.

    Give bureaucrats unlimited power and this is what you get.

    Like a page out of Lord of the Flies.


  89. Aussie Infidel
    91 | August 22, 2021 9:59 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ darkwords:
    That was last month

    I think THAT was dark wood’s point.

    The French were being PRO_ACTIVE

    🙂


  90. 92 | August 22, 2021 10:35 pm

    @ darkwords:
    Where is Rollerball? Death Race 2000? Spinout?


  91. Aussie Infidel
    93 | August 22, 2021 10:36 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    It’s not as if this hasn’t happened over and over again in the past.

    I liked your ‘Party like it’s 1842″

    🙂

    https://www.britannica.com/event/Anglo-Afghan-Wars


  92. 94 | August 22, 2021 10:39 pm

    @ Guggi:
    @ darkwords:

    Mostly Austrian Alps and parts of Switzerland. Guggi can correct me.
    The Switzer I know had never heard of die Perchen.


  93. coldwarrior
    95 | August 23, 2021 12:40 am

    @ darkwords:
    heh, did a year at DLI monterey, what a wonderful place.


  94. Deplorable Martian Overlord
    96 | August 23, 2021 12:52 am

    @ Aussie Infidel:
    Aussie cops were trying some other crap to crank up the tensions until they got caught.

    https://bigrigs.com.au/index.php/2021/08/18/truckies-denied-sit-down-meals-at-vital-nsw-roadhouse/


  95. AZfederalist
    98 | August 23, 2021 1:00 am

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ darkwords:
    That was last month

    So they knew things were going to go south


  96. coldwarrior
    99 | August 23, 2021 1:04 am

    AZfederalist wrote:

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ darkwords:
    That was last month

    So they knew things were going to go south

    the french are very good at retreating…juss sayin….


  97. darkwords
    100 | August 23, 2021 1:22 am

    @ coldwarrior:
    I was also there a year. In the Vietnamese program. Too young and stupid though . I was 18 and spent most of my time playing pool in the rec bldg at the bottom of the hill. It was actually a great place to go learn a language. College like campus.


  98. coldwarrior
    101 | August 23, 2021 1:23 am

    @ darkwords:
    exactly! it sure wasnt the military!


  99. Guggi
    102 | August 23, 2021 4:24 am

    darkwords wrote:

    Is that just Salzburg?

    The country side of Salzburg b’cause the capital city has the same name as the country. This specific village is Bad Hofgastein.

    This is the capital where I live

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owI1QBHhbS0


  100. 103 | August 23, 2021 4:27 am

    Very cool. In just 24 hours, I got blog hits from Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Canada, China, Ecuador, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Tunisia, United Kingdom, & the United States.


  101. 104 | August 23, 2021 4:30 am

    @ Guggi:
    I didn’t know you lived in a “fairy tale setting.” 😀


  102. Guggi
    105 | August 23, 2021 4:36 am

    Bunk X wrote:

    The Switzer I know had never heard of die Perchen.

    No, b’cause it’s a Western part of Austria and a Bavarian tradition.

    This one is from the Tyrol

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

    Slightly different 🙂


  103. Guggi
    106 | August 23, 2021 4:37 am

    Bunk X wrote:

    @ Guggi:
    I didn’t know you lived in a “fairy tale setting.”

    A very expensive “fairy tale setting” 🙁


  104. 107 | August 23, 2021 4:46 am

    @ Guggi:
    I like Frau Percha, but the rest are too noisy. I’ll stay with the schnabels. I’m still kind of surprised that I’d never heard of them, given the large population of Germans where I grew up. We had Lautenshlagers, Shoens, Metgers, Braunschweigers, Schnabels, and others, some of whose parents spoke no English.


  105. 108 | August 23, 2021 4:48 am

    Guggi wrote:

    A very expensive “fairy tale setting”

    Took a quick drive on Google Maps street view. Looks touristy, but very pretty. I bet the winters are loads of fun.


  106. Guggi
    109 | August 23, 2021 4:49 am

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Hi Guggi!

    Hi {{{ eagle}}}


  107. 110 | August 23, 2021 4:54 am

    @ Bunk X:
    I don’t remember any Austrians, though. Too many Germans, I guess.


  108. 111 | August 23, 2021 4:57 am

    @ Guggi:
    For a second I thought the day shift finally showed up. I’m gonna clock out. See you tomorrow.
    *ga… ga… ga…*


  109. Guggi
    112 | August 23, 2021 5:04 am

    Bunk X wrote:

    Looks touristy, but very pretty. I bet the winters are loads of fun.

    Every, literally every season in Salzburg is great but also touristy.


  110. Aussie Infidel
    113 | August 23, 2021 6:22 am

    Deplorable Martian Overlord wrote:

    @ Aussie Infidel:
    Aussie cops were trying some other crap to crank up the tensions until they got caught.

    https://bigrigs.com.au/index.php/2021/08/18/truckies-denied-sit-down-meals-at-vital-nsw-roadhouse/

    True.

    The cops end up putting the ‘limited’ officers in small towns where they can’t get into too much trouble. The problem is that these reject officers end up as mini-dictators and just make up shit to push folks around and to get off on their power trip. The Victorian Cops are the worst of the worst because it us rotten to the core from top to bottom. They have been up gunned and are now like a para-military force, with no sense of humour.


  111. Aussie Infidel
    114 | August 23, 2021 6:27 am

    coldwarrior wrote:

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/08/monsters-citing-tyrannical-covid-restrictions-australian-government-officials-shoot-kill-rescue-dogs-set-picked-animal-shelter/

    you sick, evil bastards. there is a special place in hell for you.

    Yup.

    That actually happened. Some bureaucrat oversaw the whole charade until public pressure forced the idiot Premier Gladys Berejiklian to back off.

    She is a total wackjob who was fucking one of her cabinet until the guy’s wife found out. The Premier refused to resign even though the ‘lovers’ were trysting on the government’s dime. She is a psycho with a hooky witches nose and wild black eyes. Ugly bitch. She must have been good in bed?
    🙂


  112. eaglesoars
    115 | August 23, 2021 10:28 am

    Good morning. wanted to point out a good online mag.

    andmagazine.com


  113. eaglesoars
    116 | August 23, 2021 10:31 am

    Aussie Infidel wrote:

    Ugly bitch. She must have been good in bed?

    Yikes. SOMEBODY would have to be wearing a bag over their head. It’s one thing to have your hubby cheat, it’s a whole n’other story to be cheated on for THAT


  114. 117 | August 23, 2021 10:49 am

    Aussie Infidel wrote:

    She must have been good in bed?

    Mr. Kotter used to say, “Up your nose with a rubber hose.” Now I know what he really meant.


  115. Possum
    118 | August 23, 2021 11:05 am

    @ eaglesoars:
    She probably makes great sammiches!

    Oh sorry, wrong blog.

    🙁


  116. 119 | August 23, 2021 11:34 am

    The antifa goon squad is loose in Portland.
    https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1429554322040410120


  117. eaglesoars
    121 | August 23, 2021 2:06 pm

    So that pig Cuomo abandoned his dog, Captain, at the Gov’s mansion, and sez if anybody wants him, feel free.

    Guess who wants him?

    Please tell staff members I would be honored to take Captain and give him a loving home.

    https://twitter.com/JaniceDean/status/1429774158959939592


  118. Aussie Infidel
    122 | August 23, 2021 4:14 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    @ eaglesoars:
    With social media this failure has instant reach to 8 billion people. This is Bidens best effort. He is a wet paper bag for any hostile foreign powers. Woke people are losers. That is what they do.

    I would think the Taliban would stretch out the USA embarrassment with the threat of hostage taking. Get some money out of it. Then offer up major airbases to Russia and China. Stops the US from coming back. Steps up the Iranian Hegemony. Further divides Shia and Sunni.

    John Bolton is the reason we play with kids gloves in Pakistan. He wanted their nuclear weapons as part of the Ally Arsenal for the US. And was willing to pay a large price to Pakistan for that privilege.

    It does seem like a place where a world war could start.

    Bolton actually got control of Pakistan’s nuclear triggers and also controlled the storage locations of the warheads. This was part of a guarantee between India and Pakistan, where the Indians would forego turning Pakistan into a glass parking lot and to hell with the Indian causalities. As they said we have plenty of spare people but Pakistan doesn’t. In return Pakistan’s nukes were secured from the itchy fingers of their Jihadists who wanted to arm every wild eyed anti-Western crew in the world.


  119. eaglesoars
    123 | August 23, 2021 4:49 pm

    *snort*

    COURT DOCS: Neo-Nazi Satanic Sect Leader Outed As FBI Informant Since 2003, Was Paid Over $140,000 By U.S. Government

    https://twitter.com/NationalFile/status/1429907750834872325


  120. 124 | August 23, 2021 5:40 pm

    It’s Pump Day No. 34!
    Up until today I had one of these for each 48 hour infusion:
    https://www.smiths-medical.com/products/infusion/ambulatory-infusion/ambulatory-infusion-pumps/caddlegacy-plus-pump

    I’d calc the time the empty alarm would sound to +/-30 seconds so I could be at the check-in counter a minute before it went off and tell the hot receptionists: “10:31 …and 43 seconds.” They were amused.

    Today I got a rubber snot-colored goose egg – no electronic read out, rate dependent on temperature, and remaining capacity impossible to determine without a scale. Bummer.
    https://www.progressivemedinc.com/our-products/epic/

    …and if I accidentally squeeze it something bad happens.


  121. 126 | August 23, 2021 7:22 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Neo-Nazi Satanic Sect Leader Outed As FBI Informant

    “In which an Atomwaffen neo-Nazi/Satanic sect leader/Satanic book publisher is an FBI informant who earned more than $140,000 working with the feds

    The FBI: we create and/or fund people who encourage others to engage in terrorism but also we are the good guys.”

    https://twitter.com/emeriticus/status/1429792875483648005


  122. darkwords
    127 | August 23, 2021 7:59 pm

    @ Bunk X:
    They probably wish they were employed in Austrailia.


  123. darkwords
    128 | August 23, 2021 8:02 pm

    @stillgray

    Harris laughs when asked about Americans stranded in Afghanistan. Sounds about right.

    ** had a boss like this once. The laughing seemed to mask a huge insecurity about competence. A nervous tic that punctuated any thought involving stress.

    Country is being run by demented hyenas.


  124. eaglesoars
    129 | August 23, 2021 8:15 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    demented hyenas

    PERFECT

    Bunk X wrote:

    Today I got a rubber snot-colored goose egg

    so a mechanical malfunction? Not clear on the issue


  125. eaglesoars
    130 | August 23, 2021 8:19 pm

    The current head of the Food and Drug Administration, Janet Woodcock, is serving in an ‘acting’ capacity only, as her name was never nominated to the senate for confirmation. Several media outlets are now reporting her name will never be nominated because she cannot pass the confirmation process.

    Ms. Woodcock (pictured left) has a rather controversial past from her career work inside the FDA which included the advanced authorization for many opioids that created a massive health crisis. She was, for all intents and purposes, the key figure inside the FDA who gave the pharmaceutical industry cart blanche authorization to create, market and distribute the pain-killing opioids that led to hundreds-of-thousands of U.S. deaths.

    Senator Joe Manchin from West Virginia represents one of the constituencies hardest hit by the opioid epidemic. Manchin was not going to support Woodcock’s nomination. In a 50/50 senate, she didn’t stand a chance of confirmation.

    It does not seem coincidental that Ms. Woodcock was in position as ‘acting director’ just long enough for the first COVID vaccine to gain FDA approval; and then, presto, the announcement of her dispatch. Suspicious cat remains, well, suspicious.

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2021/08/23/curious-timing-acting-fda-commissioner-ruled-out-as-permanent-nominee-due-to-her-role-in-creating-opioid-epidemic/


  126. 131 | August 23, 2021 8:29 pm

    Last Wednesday.
    https://twitter.com/dpatrikarakos/status/1427948894508441601


  127. 132 | August 23, 2021 8:30 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Not clear on the issue

    Change of infusers. Rubber is cheaper.


  128. lobo91
    133 | August 23, 2021 8:34 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    It does not seem coincidental that Ms. Woodcock was in position as ‘acting director’ just long enough for the first COVID vaccine to gain FDA approval; and then, presto, the announcement of her dispatch. Suspicious cat remains, well, suspicious.

    By law, an acting director can only serve for 210 days normally, or up to 300 days after the start of a new administration. She was appointed on January 20th, which means she has to be replaced by November 16th


  129. eaglesoars
    134 | August 23, 2021 8:44 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    She was appointed on January 20th, which means she has to be replaced by November 16th

    That’s months away. I suspect $$$

    Bunk X wrote:

    Rubber is cheaper.

    nope. not touching that one.


  130. eaglesoars
    135 | August 23, 2021 10:07 pm

    bed. nite.


  131. AZfederalist
    136 | August 23, 2021 11:39 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    It does not seem coincidental that Ms. Woodcock was in position as ‘acting director’ just long enough for the first COVID vaccine to gain FDA approval; and then, presto, the announcement of her dispatch. Suspicious cat remains, well, suspicious.

    The whole FDA approval of a vaccine with less than one year of stick time does not fill me with confidence.


  132. darkwords
    137 | August 24, 2021 12:10 am

    Incompetence is a common trait in our general officer corps.

    https://townhall.com/columnists/jackcarr/2021/08/23/a-time-for-bold-adjustment-fire-the-generals-n2594529


  133. darkwords
    138 | August 24, 2021 12:17 am

    Jocko Willink Talked a bit on his view of Afghanistan. Go back and take the airports. Destroy any opposition. Then evacuate.

    Pretty no nonsense.


  134. 140 | August 24, 2021 12:31 am

    From the FFS Department.
    https://twitter.com/BunkStrutts/status/1430024641083449351


  135. darkwords
    141 | August 24, 2021 12:58 am

    @ Bunk X:
    Lucy changed her booth to Fact Checker 5 cents


  136. 142 | August 24, 2021 2:34 am

    @ darkwords:
    CryptoCypher is down tonight.


  137. 143 | August 24, 2021 2:35 am

    @ darkwords:
    Nevermind. Got it.


  138. eaglesoars
    144 | August 24, 2021 4:16 am

    I woke up in the middle of the night famished so I’m sitting here eating cheese and crackers and tea. Saw this (6 mins ago)

    BREAKING: Ukraine’s Deputy Foreign Minister Yevgeny Yenin says a Ukrainian plane that arrived in Kabul to evacuate Ukrainians has been hijacked by armed unidentified people who flew it into Iran.

    https://twitter.com/alexsalvinews/status/1430079621588996130


  139. 145 | August 24, 2021 4:41 am

    @ eaglesoars:
    Tweet got memoryholed. New one says it didn’t happen.

    A for Ukraine’s foreign ministry spokesman denies an earlier report from the deputy foreign minister claiming armed hijackers took control of ab evacuation plane and flew it to Iran after it arrived in Kabul, essentially saying the remarks were hyperbole.

    https://twitter.com/alexsalvinews/status/1430086303350149147


  140. 146 | August 24, 2021 4:47 am

    @ Bunk X:

    Russian news agency TASS on Tuesday cited Ukraine’s deputy foreign minister Yevhenii Yenin as saying the plane was “practically stolen.”

    https://english.alarabiya.net/News/world/2021/08/24/Ukrainian-evacuation-plane-hijacked-in-Afghanistan-diverted-to-Iran-Reports


  141. 147 | August 24, 2021 5:26 am


  142. eaglesoars
    148 | August 24, 2021 8:04 am

    I have no idea what to make of this. Multiple sources that I have no way of vetting are saying the Pfizer contracts w/various countries stipulate that unless the med is rolled out exactly as specified and in order to compenstate of lawsuits arising from injury, Pfizer can seize sovereign assets, including military bases.

    Here’s the first link I stumbled across. It has lots of other links embedded. It looks like Brazil and Argentina told Pfizer to piss up a rope for just that reason, and the first reports came out months ago.

    https://freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3988235/posts


  143. eaglesoars
    149 | August 24, 2021 8:06 am

    You should also note that in one of the replies, someone posted a list that is supposedly of 70 CCP members on Pfizer’s investment board.


  144. eaglesoars
    150 | August 24, 2021 8:08 am

    Here’s a bit more background, also with links


  145. eaglesoars
    151 | August 24, 2021 8:12 am

    https://freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3988231/posts

    This is one of the sources linked to. It’s New Dehli from February

    In December 2020, Pfizer came back with more demands, and demanded sovereign assets as collateral. Pfizer wanted Argentina to put its bank reserves, military bases and embassy buildings at stake.

    https://www.wionews.com/world/how-pfizer-tried-to-bully-argentina-and-brazil-in-exchange-for-vaccines-366037


  146. eaglesoars
    152 | August 24, 2021 8:42 am

    I THINK INSTAPUNDITEERS WILL LOVE THIS GUY: Not just because Doug Wilson is a philosopher of a reformed/evangelical bent who did a widely lauded televised debate series on the existence of God with Christopher Hitchens. But because he recaptures something of the rebellious spirit of the Reformation and the American Revolution.

    As a result, Wilson ably makes the case for defying Covid authoritarianism by using fake vaccine passports, in the event our betters make them mandatory for interstate travel across these once-free United States. There was, after all, solid grounds for King George III’s description of the American Revolution as a “Presbyterian war.”

    I’m not entirely on board with Wilson, not on principle but on tactical considerations. And I am not an anti-vaxxer. As it happens, I will get my second Moderna shot in three days. But Wilson makes an articulate, historically and spiritually well-grounded case that is worth pondering by anybody who values their liberty.

    https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/i-think-instapunditeers-will-love-this-guy-not-just-because-doug-wilson-is-a-philosopher-of-a-refor/#respond

    https://www.hillfaith.org/hillfaith/would-christians-be-justified-in-using-fake-vaccine-passports/


  147. eaglesoars
    153 | August 24, 2021 8:51 am

    “A living hell”: Leaked email describes Afghan refugee conditions

    Shortly before 8 a.m. last Friday, an official at U.S. Central Command sent a searing wake-up call to colleagues: The sweltering Qatar air base where the Biden administration is housing thousands of Afghan evacuees was awash with loose feces and urine and a rat infestation, according to internal emails shared with Axios.
    .
    .
    The email by supervisory special agent Colin Sullivan — with subject line “Dire conditions at Doha” — went to officials at the State Department and the Pentagon. It described “a life-threatening humanitarian disaster … that I want to make sure all of you are fully tracking.”

    “While not in any way downplaying the conditions in Kabul nor the conditions the Afghanis [sic] are escaping from, the current conditions in Doha are of our own doing.”

    https://www.axios.com/afghan-refugees-conditions-qatar-89cf31b7-3ff4-46f3-82e9-a6fc06494a2e.html


  148. eaglesoars
    154 | August 24, 2021 9:33 am

    Terry McAuliffe says he wants to “make life difficult” for Virginians who don’t comply with his COVID vaccine mandate.

    “Make it hard for people get on planes or go to movie theaters,” he says.

    (he’s running for Gov of Virginia)

    https://twitter.com/TeamYoungkin/status/1429908765000806400


  149. 155 | August 24, 2021 12:08 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Pfizer wanted Argentina to put its bank reserves, military bases and embassy buildings at stake.

    I wonder what the US agreed to.
    Something smells.


  150. eaglesoars
    156 | August 24, 2021 12:13 pm

    BREAKING: Biden Caves to Taliban, U.S. Will Withdraw August 31st

    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/spencerbrown/2021/08/24/biden-pentagon-august-withdrawal-deadline-n2594628?utm_source=breakingemail

    Crimeny can we even get all our soldiers out by then?


  151. 157 | August 24, 2021 12:30 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    The Afghanistan evacuation won’t be completed by 1 September, but it will be lauded as as a great success, and all those left behind wanted to stay.


  152. eaglesoars
    158 | August 24, 2021 12:43 pm

    Bunk X wrote:

    but it will be lauded as as a great success

    wait until the Taliban start parading the hostages


  153. 159 | August 24, 2021 12:44 pm

    Any real estate financial peeps here? Trying to liquidate some property that we have 1/4 ownership in without forcing a sale.


  154. Possum
    160 | August 24, 2021 2:52 pm

    Mussolini may have been a bad man but he held his press briefings on time.


  155. 161 | August 24, 2021 3:56 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Crimeny can we even get all our soldiers out by then?

    If the islamofascists can lie, so can we.
    Retaliation begins at midnight.
    In a sane world…


  156. Possum
    162 | August 24, 2021 4:00 pm

    Bunk X wrote:

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Crimeny can we even get all our soldiers out by then?

    If the islamofascist can lie, so can we.
    Retaliation begins at midnight.
    In a sane world…

    retaliate against who or what?

    The nice people and the naughty people are all intermingled in Afghanistan.

    Same problem the British had in Northern Ireland.

    A couple of well placed nukes would have sorted out ” The Troubles ” in the eighties. But the question was where to well place them.


  157. 163 | August 24, 2021 4:10 pm

    Possum wrote:

    retaliate against who or what?

    Kinda like the stuff the guy suggested on @ darkwords link.
    https://www.instagram.com/tv/CS7wqiBJG6Z/?utm_medium=copy_link


  158. darkwords
    164 | August 24, 2021 4:13 pm

    @ Bunk X:
    Not a financial peep but maybe sell your interest to one of the other owners? have them give you a loan guaranteed by the real estate? Record the lien.

    Basically giving your part of the property title to someone else until or if you pay them back.

    Can’t sell because one of the owners doesn’t want to?


  159. 165 | August 24, 2021 4:14 pm

    Possum wrote:

    Same problem the British had in Northern Ireland.

    The British wouldn’t leave Northern Ireland alone.


  160. darkwords
    166 | August 24, 2021 4:16 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    I skimmed the Albanian one. It looks like a global contract to me. Part of it seemed to be saying that Albania couldn’t use the concept of sovereign immunity to hide from debt collectors. The contract seemed heavily tilted to pfizer based in Germany with the default court setting agreed to be New York City.


  161. darkwords
    167 | August 24, 2021 4:18 pm

    @ Bunk X:
    Better beer and hotter chicks in Northern Ireland. Brings out the repressed Viking blood in the British.


  162. 168 | August 24, 2021 4:19 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    Can’t sell because one of the owners doesn’t want to?

    BIL owns 3/4, we don’t want to force a sale, and I don’t know if he can qualify for a loan, let alone make payments. One possibility is to consolidate the property, set up an inheritance trust and get a reverse mortgage. Spooky stuff to me.


  163. Possum
    169 | August 24, 2021 4:21 pm

    Bunk X wrote:

    Possum wrote:

    Same problem the British had in Northern Ireland.

    The British wouldn’t leave Northern Ireland alone.

    Majority of the population in Northern Ireland want to be part of the UK.


  164. darkwords
    170 | August 24, 2021 4:22 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    Biden seems made to be a hostage.

    If it was a bank robbery hostage scenario and the terrorist said if anyone of you leaves then we kill the rest of you. Biden turns into a 100 meter track star headed for the exit.

    He knows he won’t remember the women and children that die because he ran. And he is perfectly ok with that.


  165. 171 | August 24, 2021 4:26 pm

    @ darkwords:
    If it wasn’t for the Orange Irish, carrots would still be white.


  166. 172 | August 24, 2021 4:28 pm

    Possum wrote:

    Majority of the population in Northern Ireland want to be part of the UK.

    Let them move. Or secede. Or suck it up.


  167. 173 | August 24, 2021 4:29 pm

    Bunk X wrote:

    Possum wrote:
    Majority of the population in Northern Ireland want to be part of the UK.

    Let them move. Or secede. Or suck it up.

    Or vice versa.


  168. darkwords
    174 | August 24, 2021 4:36 pm

    @ Bunk X:
    Maybe an equity loan and exchange the money for your part of the title in escrow. Would take a real estate lawyer I think. Find a good lending institution.

    The equity loan would be enough to cover the value of your property interest and legal fees. It becomes second position to the primary loan.

    The primary lender might consolidate it for you using their own legal and mortgage broker staff. I’d look there first. BIL has to want to do it. Probably depends on how much equity is in the property. If not much then it would be hard to accomplish. If the BIL is making payments on the 75 percent he has a refi probably doesn’t add that much to the payment for him. The refi loan then you would want to include closing costs and legal fees.

    In my difficult financing period I had to find a sketchy mortgage broker unattached to banks. He was able to legally hide my credit weaknesses. But in return for $5,000 and a loan 2 percent higher than the market rate. But don’t shoot for that. See the primary lender and ask them for help. And take their feedback smooth out any rough spots and ask them again.

    The property becomes 100 percent your brother in laws and the bank gets a clean lien on the whole property. Simplifies things for everyone.


  169. darkwords
    175 | August 24, 2021 4:39 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    Facebook will block that anti Biden violence. Will have to watch the BBC.


  170. 176 | August 24, 2021 4:40 pm

    @ Bunk X:
    Caveat- My ancestors were Huguenots, escaped persecution by the French, emmigrated to Scotland and Ireland to escape the catlicks, then they got the hell out of the UK and went to Pennsylvania.

    Family name comes from Scottish, roughly translates to “a farmer who likes sheep a wee too much.” Family line traces to a Carolingan monk. Go figure.


  171. darkwords
    177 | August 24, 2021 4:41 pm

    I’ve been drinking this Yogi Detox tea. Seems like it makes my vision blurry. Typical toxic male.


  172. 178 | August 24, 2021 4:44 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    That’ll be blamed on Trump.


  173. darkwords
    179 | August 24, 2021 4:51 pm

    @ Bunk X:
    Can’t escape your genes. 🙂 Goota start reading some history Carolingan monks don’t ring a bell with me beyond the name.

    My Ancestors came from Ostfriesland in Germany. Short and heavy drinkers. Apparently part of the Carolingan empire. Told a German exchange student this heritage and he scoffed at me. “Ha, Ostfriesland is the Poland of Germany”

    Then they also moved to Scotland, intermarried and moved to the Buffalo, New York Area. Moved to escape wars. I remember my grandmother speaking low german.


  174. 180 | August 24, 2021 4:54 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    Seems like it makes my vision blurry.

    Could be a nicotine deficiency.


  175. Possum
    181 | August 24, 2021 4:55 pm

    I don’t like Jen Psaki as a person. I am not attracted to women with red hair…

    Freckles are HOT though!!!!

    Oooops, wrong blog.

    🙂


  176. darkwords
    182 | August 24, 2021 4:56 pm

    Successor ideology is a phrase on the rise in the woke group. Wesley Yang on Megyn Kelly today. Says we are undergoing a bloodless sovietation of society. stemming out of the educational systems.

    One of their main tools is to police any debate out of existence before you know a debate exists.

    If such is the case and gains power in the next election they will have to come for all blogs and podcasts in order to cease the debate.


  177. darkwords
    183 | August 24, 2021 4:57 pm

    @ Bunk X:
    I was thinking about stealing cigarettes this AM.


  178. 184 | August 24, 2021 4:58 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    Then they also moved to Scotland, intermarried and moved to the Buffalo, New York Area.

    The Scots-Irish in the NE got kinda tired of the rules and regulations there, too, moved down the Schuyllkill river valley, got fed up with the population there, too, so they moved south to Georgia and invented redneck clan culture.


  179. darkwords
    185 | August 24, 2021 4:59 pm

    @ Possum:
    Raquel Possum had a lot of freckles I think.

    I think Amy Adams though.


  180. Possum
    186 | August 24, 2021 5:05 pm

    @ Bunk X:

    I was doing great on my Keto diet thing. It lets you eat all the good shit like steak and shrimp and pork and cheese and bacon and a shit load of coconut oil but NO beer.

    No beer kind of killed it for me but going to start again. I lost weight and, strangely all my joints stopped aching. Now on no diet I have grown breasts again.

    Must be all that coconut oil lubricating them.


  181. darkwords
    187 | August 24, 2021 5:05 pm

    @ darkwords:
    Welsh-Irish was rough. It was like dating a thunderstorm canned into an oversized bobcat. Her inner Druid came out on dark nights and I was worried about my head ending up on a stake in the front driveway.


  182. darkwords
    188 | August 24, 2021 5:12 pm

    @ Possum:
    I started looking at this again since you last mentioned it.

    This lady Cynthia Thurlow talks about intermittent fasting and keto.

    I gathered that if I added more sauerkraut to keto hot dogs then I could drink low sugar alcohol like gin, whiskey, and some forms of tequila.

    The sugar and the alcohol interfere with the good gut bacteria. Its a whacky world to go down the rabbit hole in. Nothing seems stable.


  183. 189 | August 24, 2021 5:12 pm

    @ Possum:
    The carbs in beer make for firm breasts. Get a 6-pack of lo-carb beer, drink two, pour the rest out and switch to gin.


  184. eaglesoars
    190 | August 24, 2021 5:12 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    It was like dating a thunderstorm canned into an oversized bobcat. Her inner Druid came out on dark nights and I was worried about my head ending up on a stake in the front driveway.

    😆


  185. eaglesoars
    191 | August 24, 2021 5:14 pm

    The Largest Hostage Crisis in American History

    https://www.commentary.org/noah-rothman/the-largest-hostage-crisis-in-american-history/

    yep


  186. eaglesoars
    192 | August 24, 2021 5:16 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    The entire freakin’ country is now hostage

    https://freebeacon.com/national-security/dhs-braces-for-terror-threat-on-southern-border/


  187. 193 | August 24, 2021 5:20 pm

    @ Possum:
    @ darkwords:
    Christina Hendricks’ REDЯUMp.


  188. AZfederalist
    194 | August 24, 2021 5:27 pm

    Possum wrote:

    I don’t like Jen Psaki as a person. I am not attracted to women with red hair…

    Seeing her press conferences, Jen Psaki makes Peppermint Patty look like a Rhodes Scholar.


  189. Possum
    195 | August 24, 2021 5:28 pm

    @ darkwords:
    Fasting ( as in starvation ) gets a body in Keto in about 3-5 days. Body switches to burning fat reserves and you start to smell of nail polish remover.

    The way to get into Ketosis easy is this.

    Going to give it a try. Just put a shit loads of eggs in my Amazon cart.

    https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/egg-fast


  190. 196 | August 24, 2021 5:29 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    And reality trumps the psaki again.
    https://twitter.com/iowahawkblog/status/1430271589937987589


  191. Possum
    197 | August 24, 2021 5:48 pm

    Not wanting to start a fight but…

    A couple of days ago I saw rumors on the Internet that the British troops in Kabul were keeping an eye on the American troops as this would be the first indication of a complete withdrawal.

    Also, and I wish I could provide links and real data, I saw that all the British and Irish ( just over 500 ) had been evacuated. or were at the airport. The British ambassador is still there with 19 staff.

    The only British issue is the animal sanctuary that is in Kabul that still has to be evacuated somehow.
    https://twitter.com/Nowzad


  192. eaglesoars
    198 | August 24, 2021 6:22 pm

    @ Possum:

    That’s consistent with what I’ve seen. SAS is going in and getting people out


  193. eaglesoars
    199 | August 24, 2021 6:22 pm

    @ Possum:

    oh, how are you feeling?


  194. eaglesoars
    200 | August 24, 2021 6:24 pm

    3 hrs ago

    BREAKING: The U.S. military has started withdrawing from Afghanistan reducing troop presence: U.S. officials

    https://twitter.com/LucasFoxNews/status/1430242728990973953


  195. Possum
    201 | August 24, 2021 6:32 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    @ Possum:

    oh, how are you feeling?

    Kind of hoping this is the last time Britain gets involved with any overseas fights.


  196. Possum
    202 | August 24, 2021 6:37 pm

    I get really confused with world affairs. Haiti gets hit with a hurricane and thousands dead and homeless.

    Haiti gets hit with an earthquake and thousands dead or homeless.

    Dominican Republic? Not a squeak…

    Strange.


  197. 203 | August 24, 2021 6:54 pm

    Barbara Eden turned 90 today.


  198. Possum
    204 | August 24, 2021 6:58 pm

    As to Operation Ark there is a PRIVATLY funded aircraft ready to go to Kabul and extract over 100 animals and British and Afghan support staff ( about 70 ) plus any spare capacity on that aircraft can, and will be used to extract as many other people as they can.

    But the USA and politics will not allow it.

    SPIT!!!! As Aussie Infidel says.


  199. Possum
    205 | August 24, 2021 7:52 pm

    OK!

    Australia rescued the Afghan women soccer team.


  200. Possum
    206 | August 24, 2021 8:06 pm

    No news yet on the Afghan Womens’ Beach Volleyball team but both Octopus and I have a spare bed they are welcome to use.


  201. lobo91
    207 | August 24, 2021 8:34 pm

    @ Possum:

    Could someone arrange to send the US women’s soccer team over there?


  202. lobo91
    208 | August 24, 2021 8:35 pm


  203. Possum
    209 | August 24, 2021 8:39 pm

    Cooking tip.

    If you are making a stew or an AWESOME shrimp, crab, onion, peppers and mushroom curry and it is a bit too liquid, runny, soupy.

    Don’t add flour as a thickening agent. The flour will take time to cook. Yes it will thicken your supper but by the time the flour has cooked and thickened your creation everything else is way overcooked and not nice.

    Use packet instant mash to do the job instead!

    Takes seconds and no floury aftertaste.

    Brought to you by The Possum School of British Cooking.


  204. Possum
    210 | August 24, 2021 8:40 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ Possum:

    Could someone arrange to send the US women’s soccer team over there?

    I have seen that mentioned several times ” Why are we flying empty planes to Kabul “


  205. Possum
    211 | August 24, 2021 8:44 pm

    @ Possum:
    Yep, I admit it when I screw up….


  206. 212 | August 24, 2021 8:44 pm

    @ Possum:
    Corn starch.


  207. lobo91
    213 | August 24, 2021 8:45 pm

    Bunk X wrote:

    @ Possum:
    Corn starch.

    I was going to say that


  208. 214 | August 24, 2021 8:46 pm

    The missus is watching the POtaTUS presser. She’s yelling at him.


  209. Possum
    215 | August 24, 2021 8:53 pm

    Bunk X wrote:

    @ Possum:
    Corn starch.

    Can’t really find it here for some reason.

    Yes cornstarch mixed with a little water is the best thickening agent.


  210. Possum
    216 | August 24, 2021 8:54 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    Bunk X wrote:

    @ Possum:
    Corn starch.

    I was going to say that

    It must have a different American name here….


  211. 217 | August 24, 2021 8:58 pm

    @ Possum:
    Look for Maizena.
    Grits works as well – 5 minutes in the pot.


  212. Possum
    218 | August 24, 2021 8:59 pm

    OK looked on Amazon Fresh, I have not been to a grocery store for almost a year.

    They have corn starch. Added to my cart for next delivery.

    Now I can make sauces, I miss parsley sauce on fish.


  213. Possum
    219 | August 24, 2021 9:00 pm

    Bunk X wrote:

    @ Possum:
    Look for Maizena.
    Grits works as well – 5 minutes in the pot.

    Grits is one reason I would leave the USA and move to Afghanistan!

    Thinking about it that Cous Cous shit they have in the Middle East would make me move back.


  214. 220 | August 24, 2021 9:11 pm

    Possum wrote:

    Yes cornstarch mixed with a little water is the best thickening agent.

    It’s also fun to play with. When the kids were little I’d mix some up to the consistancy of a milkshake in a tupperware bowl. I’d stick a wood pencil in it, yank it up and swing the bowl in the air, put it down and remove the pencil. Some people call the mixture “Oobli.”

    I wish I’d known about it when I was a kid so I could see what happened when I smacked a (white) balloonful with a baseball bat at my buddies in the cul-de-sac outfield.


  215. Possum
    221 | August 24, 2021 9:13 pm

    Aw shit. Should have looked in the lady cosmetic isle at Walmart.

    It appears around here cornstarch is used as a dry shampoo, deodorant and a sweaty butt crack soother….

    I kid you not.

    If you are bored look at the five star reviews.

    https://www.amazon.com/product-reviews/B00JPT9BFW/ref=acr_dp_hist_5?ie=UTF8&filterByStar=five_star&reviewerType=all_reviews#reviews-filter-bar


  216. 222 | August 24, 2021 9:14 pm

    Possum wrote:

    Thinking about it that Cous Cous shit they have in the Middle East would make me move back.

    Never eat groats while drinking ale.


  217. 223 | August 24, 2021 9:16 pm

    Possum wrote:

    It appears around here cornstarch is used as a dry shampoo, deodorant and a sweaty butt crack soother….

    Preparation H removes unsightly wrinkles for people that think wrinkles are unsightly.


  218. Possum
    224 | August 24, 2021 9:18 pm

    @ Bunk X:
    That is probably what they threw at Andy Ngo. Cornstarch and water makes a thixotropic fluid.

    Hard if it is hit fast or thrown, runny once it is slowed down.


  219. Possum
    225 | August 24, 2021 9:19 pm

    @ Bunk X:

    My anus is wrinkle free thank you!


  220. eaglesoars
    226 | August 24, 2021 9:31 pm

    Bunk X wrote:

    The missus is watching the POtaTUS presser. She’s yelling at him.

    he had a presser? what did he say?


  221. eaglesoars
    227 | August 24, 2021 9:33 pm

    Kamala said start shopping for Christmas now? Jesus God.


  222. Possum
    228 | August 24, 2021 9:38 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    Not a lot. Skip to the four hour mark. The president was a little bit late.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BT5vYy7g19I


  223. Possum
    229 | August 24, 2021 9:39 pm

    I can do better.

    https://youtu.be/BT5vYy7g19I?t=14489

    Skipped for you.


  224. Possum
    230 | August 24, 2021 9:40 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    Anything Christmassy is already either made or will me soon.

    I know these things.

    Commercial Christmas is all manufactured and shipped in July.


  225. eaglesoars
    231 | August 24, 2021 9:48 pm

    7 fucking months and the Biden cabel has brought us this low.

    And you wonder why there’s no ammo?

    Ayn Rand said something to the effect that fuck ups of this magnitude are no accident.


  226. lobo91
    232 | August 24, 2021 9:54 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Kamala said start shopping for Christmas now? Jesus God.

    Can’t shop for presents in a lockdown


  227. lobo91
    233 | August 24, 2021 9:55 pm

    Except online. And who controls that these days?


  228. Possum
    234 | August 24, 2021 9:58 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    I watched the movies, all three.

    I like trains but was disappointed with the third movie. No trains.


  229. eaglesoars
    235 | August 24, 2021 10:20 pm

    Possum wrote:

    I can do better.

    https://youtu.be/BT5vYy7g19I?t=14489

    Skipped for you.

    thanks. tomorrow. bed.


  230. 236 | August 25, 2021 1:39 am

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Pfizer

    Who paid the largest criminal fine ever? Pfizer — $2.3 billion.

    Thread
    https://twitter.com/bryanvilleneuve/status/1430241157469118466


  231. 238 | August 25, 2021 1:55 am

    @ Bunk X:
    Unverified but interesting.
    https://twitter.com/barret_veronica/status/1430335575823896580


  232. 239 | August 25, 2021 1:56 am

    Possum wrote:

    @ Bunk X:

    My anus is wrinkle free thank you!

    Made you look!


  233. 240 | August 25, 2021 1:59 am

    eaglesoars wrote:

    he had a presser? what did he say?

    Infrastructure bill glurge, vaccines, the history-making evacuation of Afghanistan, Trump is to blame for everything bad, then he got to the line on the teleprompter that read WALK AWAY.


  234. darkwords
    241 | August 25, 2021 3:10 am

    @ Bunk X:
    Bannon was on fire on Tim Pool podcast tonight. He says the Pfizer approval doesn’t include the vaccine for Variant D.

    I wonder if there is a Variant D rock band out there now. I should have bought the domain names. lol


  235. darkwords
    242 | August 25, 2021 3:12 am

    Neighbors dog has become a stalker. I was giving him my leftover bacon when I scramble eggs.


  236. darkwords
    243 | August 25, 2021 3:13 am

    @ lobo91:
    Full mask mandate here now. Outdoors. Not sure how i will handle it as I don’t plan to wear a mask outdoors. We’ve gone full on Austrailia.


  237. darkwords
    244 | August 25, 2021 3:14 am

    @ eaglesoars:
    I think I am going to go out and buy ammo and save it for Christmas and birthday presents.


  238. darkwords
    245 | August 25, 2021 3:37 am

    rewatching some netflix. Peaky Blinders didn’t hold up for me. The Shield seems to still be fine. Sons of Anarchy next.


  239. 246 | August 25, 2021 4:28 am

    For any of you who have not seen Candidate for CA Governor Larry Elder in action, this is a good interview. He swatted all questions out of the ballpark and still had time to kick 2nd ranked ex-Mayor of San Diego Kevin Faulkner right in the nutsack without mentioning his name.
    https://twitter.com/Elex_Michaelson/status/1430426327279013889


  240. 247 | August 25, 2021 4:52 am

    @ Bunk X:


  241. rain of lead
    248 | August 25, 2021 9:55 am

    morning y’all

    day 7 of isolation
    still just fine no fever still have smell and taste,
    momcat is ok also

    spent all afternoon yesterday doing yardwork


  242. coldwarrior
    249 | August 25, 2021 11:23 am

    rain of lead wrote:

    spent all afternoon yesterday doing yardwork

    i CERTAINLY hope that you were wearing your n-95! /

    –Karen mode off.


  243. 4_Sticks
    250 | August 25, 2021 11:41 am

    @ Possum:

    All the great movies have trains in them. Yes, I’m an ‘FTN’ (feckin’ train nut).


  244. coldwarrior
    251 | August 25, 2021 12:18 pm

    4_Sticks wrote:

    @ Possum:

    All the great movies have trains in them. Yes, I’m an ‘FTN’ (feckin’ train nut).

    🙂 i live down river from this
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conway_Yard

    they drive some steam engines with passenger cars through here a few times a year. its brilliant


  245. coldwarrior
    252 | August 25, 2021 12:19 pm

    @ 4_Sticks:
    @ coldwarrior:

    i have trouble sleeping if i dont have barge and rr noise in the background


  246. eaglesoars
    253 | August 25, 2021 12:22 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    @ 4_Sticks:
    @ coldwarrior:

    i have trouble sleeping if i dont have barge and rr noise in the background

    YES!! I’ got night trains here, it’s great


  247. coldwarrior
    254 | August 25, 2021 12:32 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    YES!! I’ got night trains here, it’s great

    its good stuff, soothing almost.

    i’m getting some seeds ready for you in about week. email yinz addy


  248. eaglesoars
    256 | August 25, 2021 2:09 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    i’m getting some seeds ready for you in about week. email yinz addy

    gasp!! gimme one sec…..


  249. eaglesoars
    257 | August 25, 2021 2:12 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    coldwarrior wrote:

    i’m getting some seeds ready for you in about week. email yinz addy

    gasp!! gimme one sec…..

    done


  250. coldwarrior
    258 | August 25, 2021 3:49 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    ill holla


  251. 259 | August 25, 2021 8:16 pm

    4_Sticks wrote:

    All the great movies have trains in them. Yes, I’m an ‘FTN’ (feckin’ train nut).

    All the great somgs do too.


  252. 260 | August 25, 2021 8:23 pm

    @ darkwords:
    https://www.theepochtimes.com/dozens-of-california-students-parents-stuck-in-afghanistan_3965319.html

    The group was visiting relatives in Afghanistan when they found themselves stranded after the Taliban took over the country in mid-August. Parents started asking district officials to hold their children’s spots in their schools, prompting the district to start making a list of all the students known to be in the country.


  253. lobo91
    261 | August 25, 2021 8:37 pm

    Meghan McCain hits out as Kamala Harris visits father’s memorial in Hanoi: ‘Honour my dad by helping Afghans’

    Meghan McCain took aim at Vice President Kamala Harris on Wednesday after the latter lay flowers for her late father, Senator John McCain, at a memorial for him in Hanoi, Vietnam, marking the location where he was shot down during the Vietnam War.

    The conservative talk show host, who left The View earlier this year, told Ms Harris in a tweet on Thursday that the way to honour her father’s passing would be to ensure that “every single” American and Afghan who aided US forces during the nearly 20-year occupation were safe from the Taliban.

    “If you want to honor my dads legacy on this anniversary of his death – you would spend every second making sure every single American and Afghan ally is out of harms way,” tweeted Ms McCain.

    Who knew that there was a McCain memorial in Vietnam?


  254. eaglesoars
    262 | August 25, 2021 8:46 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    Who knew that there was a McCain memorial in Vietnam?

    There has been more than one report that he was more than helpful to the enemy during his imprisonment. I am not qualified to have an opinion.


  255. eaglesoars
    263 | August 25, 2021 8:54 pm

    I just met my fourth new neighbor because Mia Psycho Puppy is a nut case on the fence as they walk their dogs by our property. People here like to chat. That’s nice and they’re very forgiving about Mia (they wouldn’t be if she were a German Shephard and I am going to have to do something about that)


  256. eaglesoars
    264 | August 25, 2021 8:56 pm

    As I have been saying……….

    It would be easy to attribute the disaster of leaving Afghanistan, both human and strategic, to the incompetence of President Biden and his administration. After all, human incompetence normally explains a lot. But the affairs of a great nation like ours and its military are not the work of one man. There are generals, well-credentialed foreign policy experts, and senior intelligence officials who have devised how best to leave Afghanistan in order to achieve certain strategic and political objectives. The notion that there was a single incompetent decision made to abandon Afghanistan defies both logic and common sense. It was a matter of high government policy that the United States depart Afghanistan, abandon military equipment, and leave both Americans and our allies to the tender mercies of the radical Islamic Taliban.

    The exit from Afghanistan, then, appears designed to accomplish two things: first, to demoralize the American military and the American people.

    https://americanmind.org/salvo/biden-embraces-defeat/


  257. darkwords
    265 | August 25, 2021 8:57 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    So Trump was right again. McCain was correct in saying Afghanistan was a 100 year war. He was bad in his financial scandal. And horrible as a person with no integrity in his anti Trump role. He is an early example of failing upward which seems to have infected US Generals and Admirals.


  258. eaglesoars
    266 | August 25, 2021 8:58 pm

    forgot this part

    The second purpose of the Afghan debacle was to signal to the world that the United States has no interest in defending a liberal world order and that from here on out we will not defend either human freedom or our own self-interest,

    I would have to give some thought of which purpose takes priority but if I had to guess, it would be to demoralize the American people. That may be some solipsism on my part, but there ya go……..


  259. eaglesoars
    267 | August 25, 2021 9:00 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    He is an early example of failing upward which seems to have infected US Generals and Admirals.

    He was born to the right Daddy and married the right wallet on the 2nd try


  260. darkwords
    268 | August 25, 2021 9:00 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    I have found bacon solves all of my canine maintenance issues. Always have some bacon in your pocket. Give some to the neighbors.


  261. darkwords
    269 | August 25, 2021 9:03 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    I would agree. Biden has always had a secret guidance. Obama has a finger in the Biden administration. It’s an example of how to boil the frogs in the Military and the public. And taking advantage of the middle class inertia from a stable life.


  262. darkwords
    270 | August 25, 2021 9:08 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    Note on the internet that once the Taliban assumes control they will let China handle all the US hostages. PR coup for China. I was on some Chinese translated media the other day and they are absolutely ripping the US apart. They are getting close to getting the UN to declare the US as a country of war crimes. They are using a pretty sophisticated story system.

    The US is going to be viewed by worldwide social media as the US viewed Stalin or Pol Pot. A Biden disaster. But it does fit in to the weakening philosophy of Obama.

    I would favor military rule for awhile if we can dump the fat generals.


  263. darkwords
    271 | August 25, 2021 9:13 pm

    Possum. Keto discussion with a wildly complex nutritionist on Joe Rogan.

    https://open.spotify.com/episode/7y8MKnfhML6KzvA6GVd83B?si=7RqgFfipRnyLJ–9VPJo4g&dl_branch=1

    Says fat is the main difference. Need more avocados, butter, and fatty nuts in the diet with steak. She carries bacon in her purse.


  264. darkwords
    272 | August 25, 2021 9:15 pm

    @ darkwords:
    I prefer my starve on a can of tuna per day diet. I find these encyclopedia deep precision diets to be unpalatable.

    Maybe I’ll add in some avocados and start putting oil in my coffee.


  265. darkwords
    273 | August 25, 2021 9:18 pm

    @ darkwords:
    I can go 30 days on a tuna diet until the mercury starts shouting out temperatures. Then a doughnut collapse. A lasagna collapse, or a whiskey rebellion.

    She says meat with fat. High marbling. sardines with olive oil


  266. eaglesoars
    274 | August 25, 2021 9:33 pm

    @ darkwords:

    all the nutrition stuff is very interesting. But I have qualms about a one-size fits all diet (I am not using ‘diet’ in the weight loss sense, but in the everyday eating sense).

    And I’m sick and tired of the avocado bullshit. Primarily because their useful window is about 24 hours and unless you can find them in near perfect condition at the store the day or day before you need it, that’s a lot of money shot.

    Avocado oil is my solution. Salad dressings, some in cooking (it has a higher smoke point than peanut oil if I’m not mistaken w/o leaving behind its own taste/fragrance. Don’t buy it on Amazon, it’s like 3 times what you can get it for in the store.


  267. eaglesoars
    275 | August 25, 2021 9:34 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    it has a higher smoke point than peanut oil if I’m not mistaken

    yep. Peanut oil is 450, avocado oil 520


  268. eaglesoars
    276 | August 25, 2021 9:45 pm

    This is an interesting piece on the demise of the Weekly Standard. Not because we all miss the rag, but because it sheds light on the rat fuckers involved. Remember Steven Hayes? If you saw a pic you would. My last memory of him was some gig on Fox when he was hating on Trump and he was so emotional his bottom lip was actually trembling.

    I laughed until I had to pee. That’s when I knew these people were beyond rational and they’d just put on a good show until they blew themselves up in public.

    http://ace.mu.nu/archives/395351.php


  269. lobo91
    277 | August 25, 2021 10:14 pm

    Biden To Make Sure No Americans Are Stranded In Afghanistan By Stripping Citizenship Of Everyone Stranded There

    In a press conference today, Biden assured the world that he would get every American out of Afghanistan. When asked how he would do this, he explained that on the pull-out date of August 31st he will simply revoke the American citizenship of every American who hasn’t shown up at the Kabul airport yet.

    “Voila! An elegant solution! Knock on wood, no malarkey!” he said to a stunned press. “If you haven’t fought through 12 checkpoints of terrorist thugs and shown up at the airport by the deadline, I guess you don’t want to be an American! Boom! No American left behind! Real simple, Jack!”

    Biden then began hitting on a female reporter in the front row before forgetting where he was and walking aimlessly into the crowd.

    “Hooray! A truly elegant solution!” the corporate press all said uneasily as Biden was ushered off stage by a team of handlers.

    The Taliban issued a statement in response, saying “LOL.”


  270. darkwords
    278 | August 25, 2021 10:14 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    yah Avocados are a problem. I lost one and then found it 6 months later. like the blob taking over the RV.


  271. lobo91
    279 | August 25, 2021 10:15 pm


  272. darkwords
    280 | August 25, 2021 10:15 pm

    @ lobo91:
    That is probably what will happen.


  273. lobo91
    281 | August 25, 2021 10:18 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    @ lobo91:
    That is probably what will happen.

    It’s as likely as anything else at this point


  274. darkwords
    282 | August 25, 2021 10:27 pm

    @ lobo91:
    Pretty competent analysis. Bagram probably could also house people while they wait to go somewhere else.


  275. darkwords
    283 | August 25, 2021 10:31 pm

    @ lobo91:
    In that video Crenshaw points out an American citizen with 4 Afghan non us dependents is forced to choose between leaving without the dependents. If they choose to stay the State Department of fools registers them as people preferring not to evacuate.


  276. darkwords
    284 | August 25, 2021 10:34 pm

    Bannon says we are heading to a kinetic war in the South China Sea. Just by Biden being demented.


  277. darkwords
    285 | August 25, 2021 10:37 pm

    We are probably in an Eat the Rich situation. Something that rocks the wealthy to their core. Where Zuckerberg is in an Orange jumpsuit.


  278. eaglesoars
    286 | August 25, 2021 10:48 pm

    yep

    We’ve asked this many times.

    Why would Biden abandon Bagram Airfield on July 5th?

    At night. W/out informing Afghans. W/out destroying equipment left behind.

    That closure should’ve been the last thing done. Instead it was the first.

    Hard to chalk that up to mere incompetence.

    https://twitter.com/themarketswork/status/1430570263972782086


  279. eaglesoars
    287 | August 25, 2021 10:49 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    Bannon says we are heading to a kinetic war in the South China Sea

    I didn’t get to listen to him tonite, but I think it’s more likely that the CCp will move in and the Biden admin will submit a strongly worded letter to the UN


  280. eaglesoars
    288 | August 25, 2021 10:51 pm

    The Biden regime is now threatening Marines with their pensions, tuition assistance, and even access to the G.I. bill if they refuse to take the COVID-19 vaccine.

    This is a new low and pure medical tyranny.


  281. darkwords
    290 | August 25, 2021 11:30 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    Well in the military I don’t think one can refuse a vaccine. I had to take them all. The anthrax one was pretty questionable. It would be an order and one would get a less than honorable discharge for failing that order.

    The problem is that the country’s leaders all have vaccine hysteria for one reason or another. Completely unreliable decision makers all.


  282. lobo91
    291 | August 25, 2021 11:48 pm

    @ darkwords:

    Well in the military I don’t think one can refuse a vaccine. I had to take them all. The anthrax one was pretty questionable. It would be an order and one would get a less than honorable discharge for failing that order.

    That’s correct.

    Before we deployed for Desert Storm, they gave us shots that the doctors didn’t even know the purpose of.


  283. Deplorable Martian Overlord
    292 | August 26, 2021 12:13 am

    @ darkwords:
    @ lobo91:
    Yep, add my voice to the chorus. It was a case of line up and no questions asked.


  284. 293 | August 26, 2021 12:24 am

    eaglesoars wrote:

    The second purpose of the Afghan debacle was to signal to the world that the United States has no interest in defending a liberal world order

    Woodrow Wilson isolationism.


  285. 294 | August 26, 2021 12:27 am

    darkwords wrote:

    sardines with olive oil

    with mustard on crackers.


  286. AZfederalist
    295 | August 26, 2021 12:28 am

    eaglesoars wrote:

    The exit from Afghanistan, then, appears designed to accomplish two things: first, to demoralize the American military and the American people.

    This.


  287. 296 | August 26, 2021 12:34 am

    eaglesoars wrote:

    The Biden regime is now threatening Marines with their pensions, tuition assistance, and even access to the G.I. bill if they refuse to take the COVID-19 vaccine.

    Military attrition. No re-ups, no new enlistees, then a draft.


  288. darkwords
    297 | August 26, 2021 1:05 am

    @ Bunk X:
    I’ll try that. Joe Rogan with the nutritionist saying that if one ate a lot of canned sardines one needed to verify a low arsenic content in the source.


  289. 298 | August 26, 2021 2:02 am

    @ darkwords:
    I eat whatever I want… as long as the missus buys it and I keep my mouth shut about the crappy chick pea macaroni.


  290. 300 | August 26, 2021 3:59 am

    2014 – Obama laughs at Biden jokes.
    https://twitter.com/TrumpJew2/status/1429272071918469127


  291. Deplorable Martian Overlord
    301 | August 26, 2021 4:42 am

    eaglesoars wrote:

    As I have been saying……….

    It would be easy to attribute the disaster of leaving Afghanistan, both human and strategic, to the incompetence of President Biden and his administration. After all, human incompetence normally explains a lot. But the affairs of a great nation like ours and its military are not the work of one man. There are generals, well-credentialed foreign policy experts, and senior intelligence officials who have devised how best to leave Afghanistan in order to achieve certain strategic and political objectives. The notion that there was a single incompetent decision made to abandon Afghanistan defies both logic and common sense. It was a matter of high government policy that the United States depart Afghanistan, abandon military equipment, and leave both Americans and our allies to the tender mercies of the radical Islamic Taliban.

    The exit from Afghanistan, then, appears designed to accomplish two things: first, to demoralize the American military and the American people.

    https://americanmind.org/salvo/biden-embraces-defeat/

    There’s another prong to this attack going on in the business world. Corporations are starting to cancel contracts with the military under pressure from “woke” boardmembers and employee organizations. This is a concentrated effort to break the military.

    Several software companies are looking at stopping their military contracts due to pressure from the woke. Unity is the most recent one I heard about. I believe their software is used in a lot of their simulation training programs.


  292. eaglesoars
    302 | August 26, 2021 8:03 am

    Deplorable Martian Overlord wrote:

    Several software companies are looking at stopping their military contracts due to pressure from the woke

    Well, la di da! Let’s see them ‘pressure’ Jeff Bezos to drop his contract with DoD to build their cloud. Gee, do you think he could possibly be helping these ‘woke’ people so he could bid on the contracts his own self?

    Nah. Me neither.


  293. lobo91
    303 | August 26, 2021 9:10 am


  294. eaglesoars
    304 | August 26, 2021 9:11 am

    Watch this ad. Powerful

    https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/470108/#respond


  295. eaglesoars
    305 | August 26, 2021 11:20 am

    2 suicide bombers at the Karzai airport gates, 4 marines dead, unknown number of civilians killed/wounded.

    Yesterday some Christian missisonaries got inside w/about 300 children, and American 2 star general booted them back outside to wait for their transport there. Some of those children are expected to be among the casualites.

    The gates are being welded shut. The Turks were providing perimeter security, they have withdrawn.

    The evac is over.

    It has occurred to me that as far as the Biden admin is concerned, the cruelty is the point.


  296. eaglesoars
    306 | August 26, 2021 11:34 am

    The United States is reportedly allowing #Huawei to buy #AutoChips. The blacklisted Chinese telecom firm was flagged over concerns Beijing could use its gear for spying.

    Large orange diamond Watch the full episodeRight pointing backhand indexhttps://youtu.be/y3FSzWHyfwE

    https://twitter.com/ChinaInFocusNTD/status/1430885441696411648


  297. eaglesoars
    307 | August 26, 2021 11:42 am

    eaglesoars wrote:

    It has occurred to me that as far as the Biden admin is concerned, the cruelty is the point.

    first video of the carnage

    https://twitter.com/kr3at/status/1430917516898062342


  298. eaglesoars
    308 | August 26, 2021 12:37 pm

    Biden has called a lid, headed for Delaware


  299. eaglesoars
    309 | August 26, 2021 1:52 pm

    1 minute ago

    State Department announces it will no longer be holding a press briefing today.

    https://twitter.com/ShelbyTalcott/status/1430950702004805634

    cowards


  300. eaglesoars
    310 | August 26, 2021 2:03 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    4 marines dead,

    10


  301. AZfederalist
    312 | August 26, 2021 2:46 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    eaglesoars wrote:

    4 marines dead,

    10

    The Biden administration has a lot to answer for. If not in this life, then in the life to come. I don’t envy their position when they are told on that last day, “Away from Me you evil-doers, I never knew you”


  302. eaglesoars
    313 | August 26, 2021 3:24 pm

    AZfederalist wrote:

    If not in this life, then in the life to come.

    Can’t somebody arrange for both lives? I always miss the good parts.


  303. eaglesoars
    314 | August 26, 2021 3:44 pm

    oh guess he didn’t go to Delaware after all. Biden will grace us with his televised presence at 5 pm


  304. eaglesoars
    315 | August 26, 2021 5:06 pm

    Lara covers the Pentagon for Politico.

    This had better not be true

    SCOOP: U.S. officials gave the Taliban a list of names of U.S. citizens, green card holders & Afghan allies to grant entry into the outer perimeter of the city’s airport, prompting outrage behind the scenes from lawmakers and military officials.

    https://twitter.com/laraseligman/status/1430975844147732480


  305. eaglesoars
    316 | August 26, 2021 5:07 pm

    Biden officials defended the move during a classified briefing on Capitol Hill earlier this week, which turned contentious.

    Biden team contended this was the best way to keep Americans & Afghans safe & prevent a shooting war between Taliban fighters and US troops

    https://twitter.com/laraseligman/status/1430976569967841287


  306. AZfederalist
    317 | August 26, 2021 5:25 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Biden team contended this was the best way to keep Americans & Afghans safe & prevent a shooting war between Taliban fighters and US troops

    Given the current situation, a shooting war between the Taliban and US troops would be an improvement. Especially if it includes B52’s flying over Taliban strongholds throughout the country and delivering some strongly worded iron messages.


  307. 319 | August 26, 2021 5:38 pm

    Fucker. Biden just blamed Trump.


  308. 320 | August 26, 2021 5:51 pm

    Bunk X wrote:

    Fucker. Biden just blamed Trump.

    And again.


  309. 321 | August 26, 2021 5:52 pm

    Bunk X wrote:

    Bunk X wrote:

    Fucker. Biden just blamed Trump.

    And again.

    And again.


  310. eaglesoars
    322 | August 26, 2021 6:08 pm

    Bunk X wrote:

    I REALLY hope this isn’t true.
    https://www.politico.com/amp/news/2021/08/26/us-officials-provided-taliban-with-names-of-americans-afghan-allies-to-evacuate-506957

    see my #315. THEN see my #316.

    As I’m told Ayn Rand said – paraphrasing – fuck ups of this magnitude are no accident


  311. eaglesoars
    324 | August 26, 2021 6:29 pm

    Biden: “There have been occasions where our military has contacted their military counterparts in the Taliban and said this bus is coming through…made up of the following group…let it through. Yes, there have been occasions like that.”

    https://twitter.com/zerohedge/status/1431020393062621186

    ‘military counterparts in the Taliban’.

    This is treason straight up


  312. eaglesoars
    325 | August 26, 2021 6:31 pm

    And wtf is this ‘K’ designation of ‘ISIS-K’?


  313. eaglesoars
    326 | August 26, 2021 6:35 pm

    somebody who has synapses actually connecting

    Kamala Harris Cancels Campaign Rally With Gavin Newsom Following Kabul Attacks

    https://dailycaller.com/2021/08/26/kamala-harris-cancels-campaign-rally-gavin-newsom/


  314. darkwords
    327 | August 26, 2021 7:10 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    Stands for Kamala


  315. darkwords
    328 | August 26, 2021 7:14 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    Total leadership failure. Yet a large percentage of Biden supporters trying to still maneuver into a position that Biden is the greatest president since Obama.

    Clinton, Obama, and Biden have a penchant for letting military and civilians hang when it is politically expedient. The moral of these General must be in line with these three. I wouldn’t want to fight under that.

    In Vietnam the solution was to frag the Second Lt that was so stupid he would get you killed and then fly home to safety.


  316. darkwords
    329 | August 26, 2021 7:17 pm

    And the 12 US Servicemen deaths doesn’t weight the total deaths of women, Children, and men who also died. Biden border policy when the people that tell him what to do can’t envision them as Democratic voters.


  317. eaglesoars
    330 | August 26, 2021 7:23 pm

    Japan Suspends 1.6 Million Doses of Moderna Vaccine After Reports of Contamination

    No reported safety incidents so far

    Japan announced on Aug. 26 that it’s suspending the use of about 1.63 million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine due to reports of contamination.

    The country’s health ministry said “foreign materials” were found in at least 390 doses—or 39 vials—of the Moderna vaccine coming from eight vaccination sites, according to The Asahi Shimbun.

    Takeda Pharmaceutical, a Japanese drugmaker distributing the Moderna vaccines in Japan, had received reports of contamination from multiple vaccination sites. The health ministry subsequently learned of the matter on Aug. 25, the outlet reported.

    “It’s a substance that reacts to magnets … it could be metal,” a ministry official reportedly said, according to Nikkei Asia.

    The reports of contamination involve a batch that has a total of 565,400 doses. The ministry said it decided to suspend the lot as a precaution after it had consulted with Takeda. It also suspended another two batches.

    The three batches altogether contain 1.63 million vaccine doses, which have been distributed to 863 vaccination centers across the country. The ministry will request that the centers not use them.

    Officials said that an unknown number of doses from the affected lot have been administered, but there have been no reported adverse effects thus far.

    Takeda said in a statement that it had asked Moderna to investigate the safety of the vaccine as a matter of emergency. It also shared the batch numbers, which are 3004667, 3004734, and 3004956.

    “Moderna confirms having been notified of cases of particulate matter being seen in drug product vials of its COVID-19 vaccine,” Moderna said in a statement. “The company is investigating the reports and remains committed to working expeditiously with its partner, Takeda, and regulators to address this.”

    The health ministry said that all of the vaccines currently being rolled out in Japan are manufactured by a company based in Spain.

    It wasn’t immediately clear whether the issue affected supplies of the Moderna vaccine to other countries.

    Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato said that the Japanese government is discussing ways to minimize the effect on the country’s vaccination rollout with Takeda.

    “We will do [our] utmost in order to avoid any impact on vaccination progress, especially at worksites and large-scale centers,” Kato said.

    About 43 percent of the population in Japan has been fully vaccinated; about 50 percent have received at least one dose.

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/japan-suspends-1-63-million-doses-of-moderna-vaccine-after-reports-of-contamination_3966233.html

    First, I’m not sure that this is ‘contamination’, second this is not the first I’ve heard of this


  318. eaglesoars
    331 | August 26, 2021 7:24 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    Total leadership failure.

    See anybody resigning? Like the entire Joint Chiefs?


  319. eaglesoars
    332 | August 26, 2021 8:13 pm

    June 23, at budget request hearing, Austin was asked about saving Bagram but Milley needed to insert himself to say this.
    “Bagram is not necessary, tactically or operationally for what we are going to try to do here with Afghanistan”

    https://twitter.com/SCUBA2024/status/1431019669863927813

    First to the gibbet.


  320. lobo91
    333 | August 26, 2021 8:31 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    He’s right. Bagram wasn’t necessary for “what we are going to try to do” in Afghanistan.

    The problem is that people assumed that meant “conduct an orderly withdrawal.”


  321. lobo91
    334 | August 26, 2021 8:36 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    And wtf is this ‘K’ designation of ‘ISIS-K’?

    Khorasan Province


  322. darkwords
    335 | August 26, 2021 8:37 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    Apparently his plan was to enable the Taliban to have the 26th ranked military in the world. And to cede central Asia to China.


  323. lobo91
    336 | August 26, 2021 8:37 pm


  324. darkwords
    337 | August 26, 2021 8:51 pm

    @ lobo91:
    We’ve withdrawn underfire in thousands of military engagements. This was a case of the Generals and Biden trying to pussy foot around and avoid bad election optics. In 4 days Biden will have forgotten the dead.

    The attacks killed at least 60 Afghans and 13 U.S. troops, Afghan and U.S. officials said.

    I would have just leased Bagram for 200 years. The shadow of power from the AFB would have stalemated the Taliban. With little to no loss of life. The only real issue would have been Afghan corruption. I’d build the largest Mosque in the world on the AFB. And the largest Pashtun Islamic University.

    China should be ramping up diplomacy onto Taiwan for concessions. And onto Japan and South Korea to kick the Americans out. They can exchange strength for Bidens weaknesses.


  325. darkwords
    338 | August 26, 2021 8:58 pm

    People think Afghanistan is the place were empires die. That’s only if they try and crush the culture from without. And it fails to account for the internet.

    One would do it from within like the Woke Zombies are doing it in Canada, Australia, and the US. Give every Afghan citizen a modern smart phone. Build up the influencers, and control the app store. The country will be changed in one generation. You can track and segment populations down to the individual thoughts if you don’t have to worry about a bill of rights.

    Smartphone them.
    Blockchain them.
    Influence them through their own music and art.

    China will do this now instead of the US. They will pressure Afghanistan to copy them in exchange for money.


  326. AZfederalist
    339 | August 26, 2021 9:06 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    “Bagram is not necessary, tactically or operationally for what we are going to try to do here with Afghanistan”

    He’s correct you know. When your operational plan is to bug out by August 31 regardless of who is going to be left behind, there is no need for any bases in the region.


  327. AZfederalist
    340 | August 26, 2021 9:07 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    In 4 days Biden will have forgotten the dead.

    In 4 hours Biden will have forgotten there was an attack. Until he is reminded again before being trotted out to make a statement to the country.


  328. eaglesoars
    341 | August 26, 2021 9:08 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    their own music and art.

    ummm………..


  329. eaglesoars
    342 | August 26, 2021 9:09 pm

    AZfederalist wrote:

    When your operational plan

    And let’s be honest about that one………..the utter defeat of the American military, this is no accident


  330. darkwords
    343 | August 26, 2021 9:12 pm

    Jen Psaki was Baghdad Bob in another lifetime.


  331. darkwords
    344 | August 26, 2021 9:14 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    Soccer centric cultures. They get excited about nothing we consider interesting.


  332. eaglesoars
    345 | August 26, 2021 9:18 pm

    I’m going to do some kitchen therapy and reorg a cabinet. I have to stay sane.

    nite.


  333. darkwords
    346 | August 26, 2021 9:20 pm

    Varad Mehta
    @varadmehta
    ·
    2h
    “Haitians who don’t crawl out of the rubble don’t want to be rescued. That’s not on us.”


  334. darkwords
    347 | August 26, 2021 9:21 pm

    Mike Pence approves Biden.


  335. 348 | August 26, 2021 9:24 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    see my #315. THEN see my #316.

    I did. That’s where I got the direct link.


  336. darkwords
    349 | August 26, 2021 9:28 pm

    @tylerjoshua80
    ·
    15m
    Replying to
    @SaraGonzalesTX
    and
    @JesseKellyDC
    “Instead of dependable, we got Depends® in the Whitehouse.” OMFG


  337. darkwords
    350 | August 26, 2021 9:29 pm

    Short Patriotic clip by Jesse Kelly

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1431056731673702405

    Worth watching.


  338. darkwords
    351 | August 26, 2021 9:33 pm

    @TheBabylonBee
    ·
    Aug 25
    Taliban Opens Chain Of U.S. Army Surplus Stores


  339. 352 | August 26, 2021 9:36 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    Influence them through their own music and art.

    “Play it, Mr. Toot.”


  340. 353 | August 26, 2021 9:53 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    “Haitians who don’t crawl out of the rubble don’t want to be rescued. That’s not on us.”

    Worth the retweet.
    https://twitter.com/varadmehta/status/1431028394070847488


  341. 355 | August 26, 2021 10:56 pm

    @ Bunk X:
    The tweet was taken down, but the story remains up on Vice.com. Don’t even bother.


  342. lobo91
    356 | August 26, 2021 11:39 pm

    Sergeant Major of the Army prioritizes ‘diversity’ amid Afghanistan evacuation

    Amid ongoing evacuation efforts in Afghanistan, and shortly before an explosion left 13 U.S. service members dead and several wounded, Sergeant Major of the Army Michael Grinston highlighted diversity within the U.S. Army for Women’s Equality Day.

    “Diversity is a number – do you have people that don’t look or think like you in the room? Inclusion is listening and valuing those people,” Grinston wrote in a tweet.

    “[Women’s Equality Day] reminds us we’re smarter and more lethal when we come together as an inclusive, cohesive team,” Grinston added. “Our values demand it.”

    Grinston, according to his biography on the U.S. Army’s website, serves as the Army chief of staff’s “personal adviser on matters affecting the enlisted force,” devoting “the majority of his time traveling throughout the Army to observe training and interact with Soldiers and their Families.”

    The official Twitter account for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command echoed Grinston’s remarks, writing, “Inclusion & Diversity is what makes our [U.S. Army] better.”

    Grinston’s tweet was met with immense criticism from several social media users who questioned his priorities as the Afghanistan evacuation crisis continues.

    “This is what matters: 11 Marines and one Navy Corpsman killed. Americans,” Jessie Jane Duff, a U.S. Marine veteran, wrote in a tweet. “I’m positive they didn’t look or think like you, Sergeant Major. Every [flag-draped] coffin looks the same. We have an [Afghanistan crisis] and this is your tweet. Shameful.”


  343. 357 | August 26, 2021 11:57 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    “Diversity is a number.”

    No it isn’t, asshole. It’s a sexist/racist quota.


  344. darkwords
    358 | August 27, 2021 12:00 am

    @ lobo91:
    Shave everyones head. The guy is an idiot and shouldn’t be in command of anything.


  345. rain of lead
    360 | August 27, 2021 8:06 am

    morning y’all

    still feeling ok btw


  346. eaglesoars
    361 | August 27, 2021 9:23 am

    morning!

    [rain]

    US special operations vets carry out daring mission to save Afghan allies

    With the Taliban growing more violent and adding checkpoints near Kabul’s airport, an all-volunteer group of American veterans of the Afghan war launched a final daring mission on Wednesday night dubbed the “Pineapple Express” to shepherd hundreds of at-risk Afghan elite forces and their families to safety, members of the group told ABC News.

    Moving after nightfall in near-pitch black darkness and extremely dangerous conditions, the group said it worked unofficially in tandem with the United States military and U.S. embassy to move people, sometimes one person at a time, or in pairs, but rarely more than a small bunch, inside the wire of the U.S. military-controlled side of Hamid Karzai International Airport.

    The Pineapple Express’ mission was underway Thursday when the attack occurred in Kabul.

    https://www.yahoo.com/gma/us-special-operations-vets-carry-090023869.html

    more at the link


  347. Possum
    362 | August 27, 2021 9:40 am

    @ eaglesoars:
    Getting inside the airport perimeter is NOT a guarantee of evacuation.

    The whole team & dogs/cats were safely 300m inside the airport perimeter. We were turned away as @JoeBiden @POTUS had changed paperwork rules just 2 hours earlier. Went through hell to get there & we were turned away into the chaos of those devastating explosions. #OperationArk
    11:19 PM · Aug 26, 2021·

    https://twitter.com/PenFarthing/status/1431109185207521280


  348. eaglesoars
    363 | August 27, 2021 9:47 am

    “We now know that due to the negligence of this administration the Taliban has access to over $85 billion of American military equipment…(plus) Taliban now has fingerprints, eye-scans & biographical data of Afghans who helped us”

    https://twitter.com/RitaPanahi/status/1431036947917512708

    I don’t want to hear one fucking word from these people about ‘gun control’


  349. eaglesoars
    364 | August 27, 2021 11:36 am

    oh wunnerful

    This is not good. Latest update. Now Ida forecast to be Cat 3 well before landfall. Storm surge forecast higher 7-11 feet along coast. 4-6 Lake Pontchartrain, 3-5 ft Lake Maurepas. This forecast to be dangerous hurricane.
    @wdsu
    #nola #lawx #mswx

    https://twitter.com/MargaretOrr/status/1431274882034245639


  350. eaglesoars
    365 | August 27, 2021 11:41 am

    @ Possum:

    but unvetted Afghanis are landing at Dulles


  351. Possum
    366 | August 27, 2021 12:06 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    This whole fiasco of getting the 100 to 200 cats and dogs out of Kabul is pathetic.

    First it was there were no available air slots for the private charter plane to get into Kabul.

    Then there was the ” you have to get to the airport yourself ” which they can do and did.

    Then it was the ” VISAS are no longer valid for the 68 staff and dependents ” They had British issued paperwork which is no longer acceptable to the US which controls the airport.

    Which brings me to another point if the US is in control of who flies out and who does not why the fuck are there nearly 1000 British troops at Kabul airport.

    All the time there was the outrage on social media ” People before animals!!!! ” When the fact was animals go in the cargo hold. And yes I have seen many instances of comments saying the Afghans should go in the cargo hold instead of animals.

    The Plane to take the staff and dependents, all 68, is capable of carrying 250. The spare seats will be available to take other refugees out.

    Germany is done and gone, so is Canada. I saw two Spanish air force planes leaving yesterday.

    The UK has got all their subjects out now, except for the animal shelter guy. I expect the UK military to depart soon.


  352. eaglesoars
    367 | August 27, 2021 12:14 pm

    @ Possum:

    clusterfuck on crack


  353. eaglesoars
    368 | August 27, 2021 12:55 pm

    Three Biden Cabinet members have approached Pelosi for articles of impeachment. They have the votes. If Pelosi doesn’t act, they’ll move for 25th Amendment.

    https://twitter.com/ds_abp/status/1431276544542928896

    I don’t know who this person is, I don’t follow on twitter. The reason I’m posting is because I caught it as a retweet from Jennifer VanLar who is a kick-ass reporter and I’m trusting her judgement on this


  354. eaglesoars
    369 | August 27, 2021 1:04 pm

    In case you were wondering what the CDC is doing w/our tax dollars…..

    Preferred Terms for Select Population Groups & Communities

    Instead of this…

    Inmate

    Prisoner

    Convict/ex-convict

    Offender

    Criminal

    Parolee

    Detainee

    Try this…

    People/persons who are incarcerated or detained (often used for shorter jail stays or youth in detention facilities)

    Partner/child of an incarcerated person

    Persons in pre-trial or with charge

    People who were formerly incarcerated

    Persons on parole or probation

    Non-US citizens (or immigrants) in immigration detention facilities

    People in immigration detention facilities

    https://www.cdc.gov/healthcommunication/Preferred_Terms.html


  355. eaglesoars
    370 | August 27, 2021 1:08 pm

    FWIW

    NEW: Pentagon on Evacuations:

    •≈88k of 100k evacuations Afghan refugees
    •≈7k of 100k evacuations SIV holders (7%)
    •≈5k of 100k evacuations U.S. citizens (5%)

    https://twitter.com/alexsalvinews/status/1431284295566495755


  356. eaglesoars
    371 | August 27, 2021 1:16 pm

    I may have posted this before but just in case

    The Biden administration has nowhere to hide at this moment, and the Afghan Disaster is revealing a major, important schism in the Regime. It seems clear now—or at least highly plausible—that the retreat was intentionally botched. After a 20-year occupation, is it seriously to be believed that no one ever gamed out an efficient departure? Leaving the aid workers and Blackhawks behind—that was the plan? Dunkirk and Napoleon’s flight from Russia were models of logistical precision compared to this. The military-industrial complex (MIC)—consisting of top-ranking generals, defense contractors, the foreign policy establishment, the “intelligence community,” etc.—opposed the withdrawal.
    .
    .
    When Biden, possibly because he felt he owed it to the white working class that has borne the brunt of Forever War casualties and which he has exploited as a pretend member for decades, forced the issue, the MIC basically threw a toddler’s tantrum and, essentially, removed its own diaper and spread its contents around the playroom. Fine, the MIC said, you want to break our rice bowl, upend our gravy train? How about we show you what it looks like when we get mad.

    https://americanmind.org/features/afghanistan-doomed-from-the-start/afghanistan-and-the-limits-of-woke-discourse/


  357. eaglesoars
    372 | August 27, 2021 1:22 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    “We now know that due to the negligence of this administration the Taliban has access to over $85 billion of American military equipment…(plus) Taliban now has fingerprints, eye-scans & biographical data of Afghans who helped us”

    https://twitter.com/RitaPanahi/status/1431036947917512708

    I don’t want to hear one fucking word from these people about ‘gun control’

    CNN EXCLUSIVE ‘Something has to be done’: After decades of near-silence from the CDC, the agency’s director is speaking up about gun violence

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/27/health/cdc-gun-research-walensky/index.html


  358. Possum
    373 | August 27, 2021 1:25 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    FWIW

    NEW: Pentagon on Evacuations:

    •≈88k of 100k evacuations Afghan refugees
    •≈7k of 100k evacuations SIV holders (7%)
    •≈5k of 100k evacuations U.S. citizens (5%)

    https://twitter.com/alexsalvinews/status/1431284295566495755

    Not wanting to start a fight in here BUT.

    Some in the USA administration are throwing numbers out and making it look like that is the number the USA has airlifted.

    The USA did not evacuate 100k. That is the total.

    Take yesterday as an example. The White House site tells the true story. Yes the USA are evacuating many, but the rest of the world combined are doing more per day.

    https://twitter.com/WhiteHouse/status/1430869522072879113

    Update: From 3 AM ET on 8/25 to 3AM ET on 8/26, a total of approximately 13,400 people were evacuated from Afghanistan. 17 U.S. military flights evacuated approximately 5,100 people and 74 coalition aircraft evacuated approximately 8,300 people from Kabul.
    7:27 AM · Aug 26, 2021·The White House


  359. Possum
    374 | August 27, 2021 1:29 pm

    @ Possum:
    Yes, USA 17 flights out. Rest of the world 74.

    Official White House statistics.


  360. eaglesoars
    375 | August 27, 2021 1:31 pm

    New: The Taliban have requested that the United States keep a diplomatic presence in Afghanistan beyond the Aug. 31 withdrawal of U.S. forces. Biden admin is weighing the possibility. Nothing finalized https://washingtonpost.com/world/2021/08/27/afghanistan-kabul-taliban-live-updates/#link-KFQMWZKFSNH4DBBMK2VAJMAZF4

    Well, if we’re going to give them hostages, I can think of a few candidates

    https://twitter.com/John_Hudson/status/1431302321791713288


  361. 376 | August 27, 2021 1:52 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    This is not good. Latest update. Now Ida forecast to be Cat 3 well before landfall.

    Guess where RN Bunkessa and her dogs just moved to.
    She just started a job at a hospital in NOLO.


  362. eaglesoars
    377 | August 27, 2021 2:02 pm

    Possum wrote:

    Some in the USA administration are throwing numbers out and making it look like that is the number the USA has airlifted.

    scum, all of them


  363. eaglesoars
    378 | August 27, 2021 2:03 pm

    Bunk X wrote:

    She just started a job at a hospital in NOLO.

    oh dear


  364. eaglesoars
    379 | August 27, 2021 2:08 pm

    Possum wrote:

    @ Possum:
    Yes, USA 17 flights out. Rest of the world 74.

    Official White House statistics.

    Then there’s this. I posted about this this morning, this has more details

    https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/us-special-operations-vets-carry-daring-mission-save/story?id=79670236

    US special operations vets carry out daring mission to save Afghan allies


  365. eaglesoars
    380 | August 27, 2021 2:18 pm

    Escapes from Afghanistan, coordinated from a home office in Connecticut

    https://ctmirror.org/2021/08/27/escapes-from-afghanistan-coordinated-from-a-home-office-in-connecticut/


  366. 381 | August 27, 2021 3:23 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    @ Possum:
    but unvetted Afghanis are landing at Dulles

    And CA.


  367. 382 | August 27, 2021 3:26 pm

    Possum wrote:

    Not wanting to start a fight in here BUT.

    No worries here. We’re on the same page.


  368. eaglesoars
    383 | August 27, 2021 3:43 pm

    I’ve heard reports that OUR State Department told Macedonia to stop taking Afghan refugees.
    @SenTomCotton
    tells me he’s heard similar reports. If our govt won’t save these people, WE WILL. But the State Dept. must stop standing in the way.

    https://conservativebrief.com/state-department-49522/?utm_source=CB&utm_medium=DJD


  369. eaglesoars
    384 | August 27, 2021 3:51 pm

    Marine officer calls out senior military leaders following U.S. fatalities in Afghanistan

    https://www.politico.com/news/2021/08/27/marine-us-fatalities-afghanistan-506999

    UPDATE: Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller, who in a viral video called for accountability among senior leaders after the attack in Afghanistan, has announced on Facebook that he’s been fired

    https://twitter.com/dave_brown24/status/1431340973292916742


  370. eaglesoars
    385 | August 27, 2021 3:53 pm

    Here is the video Scheller made

    https://twitter.com/dave_brown24/status/1431285744207810566


  371. eaglesoars
    386 | August 27, 2021 3:56 pm

    I THINK this is Bagrahm, not sure.

    Pallets of $$$$$$$$$$


  372. eaglesoars
    387 | August 27, 2021 4:01 pm

    Given the heightened political and social atmosphere surrounding Afghanistan, it is important to remind our uniformed personnel (active duty and reservists on temporary active duty) and military retirees of their responsibilities and obligations under Article 88 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice and Department of Defense Directive 1344.10. While it is vital to protect the constitutional right of freedom of expression for these groups, consistent with mission accomplishment, national security, and good order and discipline, it’s important to remember certain limitations. Namely, uniformed personnel and military retirees are prohibited from disrespecting senior government leadership (e.g. the President, Vice President, Congress, Secretary of Defense, Service Secretaries, etc.).

    sue wasn’t that way under Trump

    Intelligence Members Told They Cannot ‘Disrespect’ Biden Over Afghanistan Debacle

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/exclusive-active-duty-retired-naval-intelligence-members-told-they-cannot-disrespect-biden-over-afghanistan-debacle?


  373. eaglesoars
    388 | August 27, 2021 4:09 pm

    AUSTRALIA – Covid will find you because it can now go through windows.

    https://twitter.com/BernieSpofforth/status/1431171869219213323

    Australia: Queensland Premier Celebrates New COVID-19 ‘Quarantine’ Camp

    https://resistthemainstream.org/australia-queensland-premier-celebrates-new-covid-19-quarantine-camp/?utm_source=gab&utm_medium=gab&utm_campaign=gab

    better make sure those windows are real tight


  374. darkwords
    389 | August 27, 2021 4:42 pm

    @ Possum:
    I wouldn’t put it past the Biden admin hacks to try and claim they personally evacuated all 100k. Just to buy themselves a cushion from media criticism.

    There is no real concern here for the people only for the PR.


  375. AZfederalist
    390 | August 27, 2021 4:46 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Intelligence Members Told They Cannot ‘Disrespect’ Biden Over Afghanistan Debacle

    … and by “disrespect”, they mean disagree, point out flaws, or otherwise criticize even in a respectful manner. Actually, that directive speaks volumes about the incompetence of the activities in progress. Whether they are deliberate or not, they are incompetent actions.


  376. darkwords
    391 | August 27, 2021 4:49 pm

    Listened to a couple of military people with experience at the Kabul airport. A couple of well placed mortar shells can shut the whole airport down. Some of the gear we gifted to the Taliban is capable of shooting a plane off the runway on takeoff.

    The marines there are at risk of being cut off from all support. If the Taliban decides to apply pressure. They probably have to be bribed.


  377. AZfederalist
    392 | August 27, 2021 4:58 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    better make sure those windows are real tight

    Not clear whether he said “windows” or “when those”. Either way, he is an idiot. It’s a virus, people are going to catch it. AZ Jr got it and now we’re are isolating. Mrs Federalist & I have something – bad cough, tired etc. Others staying in the house with us as well. Stuff happens and we have no idea where it came from. AZ Jr has been required to wear a mask at work for the past several weeks and now half his team has come down with it, so I would say that masking is pretty much ineffective. We are sick, we are going to isolate and won’t go out in public until we feel better.


  378. AZfederalist
    393 | August 27, 2021 5:00 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    The marines there are at risk of being cut off from all support. If the Taliban decides to apply pressure. They probably have to be bribed.

    Bribed? I’m more in favor of “annihilated”. Send a couple divisions in, clear the place, get our people out, then leave. Just leave it a bit more of a smoking hole than it already was


  379. eaglesoars
    394 | August 27, 2021 5:17 pm

    AZfederalist wrote:

    Just leave it a bit more of a smoking hole than it already was

    Personally, I’d send a B-52 or three over Baghram


  380. eaglesoars
    395 | August 27, 2021 5:20 pm

    BREAKING: BIDEN ADMIN IS SECRETLY ADVISING local & state officials to block residential evictions and ignore the ruling by U.S. Supreme Court, ending Biden/CDC federal eviction bans.

    https://twitter.com/CardinalConserv/status/1431358016268353536

    The letter is at the link, not paste-able. It’s from Treas. Sec. Yellen, Housing Sec. Fudge, and – get this – AG Garland. It’s addressed to governors, mayors, etc.


  381. eaglesoars
    396 | August 27, 2021 5:29 pm

    I’m going to have to try this

    I heard that if you go into a closed bathroom, turn the lights off, and say Durham 3 times to the mirror, you still can’t see shit.

    https://twitter.com/goblue062919772/status/1431364842615541760


  382. darkwords
    397 | August 27, 2021 5:31 pm

    @brithume
    · 6h
    Below is from a transcript of what Gen. Milley told the press on 8/18 about the decision to abandon Bagram. Contrast it with Biden’s claim that the military thought Bagram of little use. We left because Biden wanted the Kabul embassy secured with no additional troops.

    https://twitter.com/brithume/status/1431266644366667780/photo/1


  383. eaglesoars
    398 | August 27, 2021 5:32 pm

    The good Congressman from AZ, Paul Gossar, is quite polite

    Retract that false and defamatory label ass hat. Or see you in court. Not once have I ever supported “white nationalism” you lying scum.

    https://twitter.com/DrPaulGosar/status/1431324386414534658


  384. darkwords
    399 | August 27, 2021 5:42 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    All they would have to do is reassign all the evictions sheriffs to other duty. Leave just one in service who would get overwhelmed.

    Or add steps to the filing paperwork.

    Or double the cost of serving notices.

    A sheriff has to be physically present on the day of final eviction.

    What would be most effective in delays though would be asking the tenant union to counsel the tenant first.

    Or require a housing inspection before any eviction then detail a broken light fixture as a barrier to eviction. List the landlord as a slumlord. Wink wink nudge nudge the tenant to break the light fixture a few minutes before inspection.

    Or use covid restrictions to extend the 3 day pay or vacate to a 30 day pay or vacate.

    It’s not hard to turn a normal 2 month eviction into a 2 year conviction.

    Most landlords are going to give up if the cost is bankrupting them. It’s a economic system that was working well until it got blocked. The government wants the landlords to bear the brunt of the pandemic costs. Landlords have to pass that cost onto the tenants. If they can’t then they have to operate at a constant loss. Maintenance has to be put off. The city can then eventually condemn the building and take over ownership.


  385. darkwords
    400 | August 27, 2021 5:43 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    I rent. I landlorded a long time. I would go homeless before I stiffed the landlord.


  386. AZfederalist
    401 | August 27, 2021 5:48 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    This has become theatre of the absurd. Supporting “America First” is now “white nationalist”? … and organizing a protest over a stolen election, one becomes and “instigator”, but telling BLM and others that it’s OK to loot and burn is totally OK


  387. eaglesoars
    402 | August 27, 2021 5:52 pm

    BREAKING: A panel has voted to grant parole to Sirhan Sirhan, U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy’s assassin. The ruling faces a 90-day review, then will go to the California governor’s office for consideration. Two of RFK’s sons spoke in favor of parole.

    https://twitter.com/AP/status/1431370344342904839


  388. eaglesoars
    403 | August 27, 2021 5:53 pm

    AZfederalist wrote:

    @ eaglesoars:

    This has become theatre of the absurd. Supporting “America First” is now “white nationalist”? … and organizing a protest over a stolen election, one becomes and “instigator”, but telling BLM and others that it’s OK to loot and burn is totally OK

    yeah, we can’t attend our places of worship, but we can burn them down.


  389. eaglesoars
    404 | August 27, 2021 5:58 pm

    @ Possum:

    Apparently, Pen Farthing has made it out with the animals

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9934313/Pen-Farthing-escapes-Kabul-200-cats-dogs-forced-leave-Afghan-staff-behind.html


  390. AZfederalist
    405 | August 27, 2021 6:14 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    The letter is at the link, not paste-able. It’s from Treas. Sec. Yellen, Housing Sec. Fudge, and – get this – AG Garland. It’s addressed to governors, mayors, etc.

    Seems like that is contempt of court and an impeachable offense. Not that anything like that matters in our two-tiered whimsical justice system.


  391. eaglesoars
    406 | August 27, 2021 6:15 pm

    Ah Ha!

    Mysterious disease that blinded and killed thousands of songbirds in the US may have been caused by them eating Brood X cicadas: Illness suddenly declines after bugs go underground

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9932977/Disease-blinded-killed-thousands-birds-tied-eating-Brood-X-cicadas.html


  392. eaglesoars
    407 | August 27, 2021 6:17 pm

    AZfederalist wrote:

    Seems like that is contempt of court

    It is, but SCOTUS has no enforcement powers


  393. AZfederalist
    408 | August 27, 2021 6:21 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    It is, but SCOTUS has no enforcement powers

    Falls on the legislative branch to enforce through impeachment. The founders envisioned three branches of government that would zealously guard their powers, they did not anticipate the rise of a party system that would support the usurpation of power by one branch as long as it was the correct usurpation.


  394. darkwords
    409 | August 27, 2021 6:30 pm

    @ AZfederalist:
    Yah this has to be stopped at some point. It’s like letting the inmates run the asylum. I say lets get the “50 of dems are mentally ill” meme in place.


  395. darkwords
    410 | August 27, 2021 6:32 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    That’s a no parole situation to me. Other people more deserving like any of the Jan 6th protestors.


  396. eaglesoars
    411 | August 27, 2021 7:09 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    That’s a no parole situation to me.

    Two words.

    Chesa. Boudin.

    That that punk is in office tells you everything you need to know.


  397. eaglesoars
    412 | August 27, 2021 8:32 pm

    Mandatory #Evacuations are now being carried out in #Louisiana as #HurricaneIda is projected to make landfall on Sunday evening along the US Gulf Coast.

    https://twitter.com/EpochTimes/status/1431411714797473793


  398. 413 | August 27, 2021 8:34 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Pen Farthing

    and that’s his real name… yeah.


  399. eaglesoars
    414 | August 27, 2021 8:38 pm

    Speaking of B-52s…….

    No good deed goes unpunished. That is the lesson the “woke” town of Evanston, Illinois has earned with its plan to give reparations to black residents.

    In March it passed a reparations plan, believed to be the first town to do so in the nation, but local residents have fought back saying that they are not being given enough in the deal, The Guardian reported.

    “There’s still so much misinformation or lack of information that Black residents here in Evanston still don’t understand what this program is. And there are plenty of Black residents that still believe that they’re going to be getting direct cash payments, because that’s how the reparations program was framed when it was first introduced in 2019,” Sebastian Nalls, one of the founders of Evanston Rejects Racist Reparations group and a black resident of Evanston.

    The Evanston plan would provide housing grants to qualified Evanston residents using funds from cannabis sales. Since Evanston currently has $400,000 in its Restorative Housing Program fund, if each applicant received the maximum $25,000 grant amount, only 16 families or individuals would be receiving a check in late 2021. For those who do receive the money, $25,000 makes a small dent in the cost of buying a house in Evanston, where the average house sells for about $300,000. Later this summer, applications for the housing grants will open to the city’s Black residents. The city intends to select recipients from the applicant pool through a random lottery.

    https://conservativebrief.com/reparations-49549/?utm_source=CB&utm_medium=DJD


  400. eaglesoars
    415 | August 27, 2021 8:39 pm

    Bunk X wrote:

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Pen Farthing

    and that’s his real name… yeah.

    the article cites his real name, ‘Pen’ seems to be a diminutive of some sort


  401. 416 | August 27, 2021 8:39 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Mandatory #Evacuations

    Mandatory downstream of the levees, optional elsewhere. Bunkessa and her dogs are packing up for Florida, leaving tonight with some friends who are locals.


  402. 417 | August 27, 2021 8:42 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Pen’ seems to be a diminutive of some sort

    “Penny.”


  403. 418 | August 27, 2021 8:45 pm

    @ Bunk X:
    Grampa gave me a book when I was a kid. Penrod. I liked it.


  404. eaglesoars
    419 | August 27, 2021 8:46 pm

    Afghan Evacuees on U.S. Military Bases Won’t Be Forced to Take the COVID Vaccine—Unlike Our Soldiers

    and health care workers, I might add

    https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/paula-bolyard/2021/08/27/unlike-our-soldiers-afghan-evacuees-on-u-s-military-bases-wont-be-forced-to-take-the-covid-vaccine-n1473586


  405. eaglesoars
    420 | August 27, 2021 8:48 pm

    Bunk X wrote:

    packing up for Florida

    um…better I suppose but Florida is already soaked from Fred. She may want to head farther north


  406. 421 | August 27, 2021 8:55 pm

    Bunk X wrote:

    Bunkessa and her dogs are packing up for Florida

    Just got word from her fiancee (who isn’t there).

    Yeah, I’ve been getting the alerts. I’ve already taken a look at the maps and helped her plan her evacuation and trying to book her hotel in Tallahassee for the next few days

    She should be leaving in the next few hours. Before I left, I made sure the car was 100%, left her a steel 5 gallon jerry can full of gas, and our survival equipment that should get her through anything

    It’s got water filters, water purifiers, propane, stove, waterproof matches, bivys, first aid kit, atlas of every road in the us, 5 gallon jerry can water filter jug, and more

    All that with the rig, she’s ready for an apocalypse.

    The “rig” is a 4WD Toyota Tundra with racks.


  407. eaglesoars
    422 | August 27, 2021 9:00 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    The city can then eventually condemn the building and take over ownership.

    BINGO!


  408. eaglesoars
    423 | August 27, 2021 9:01 pm

    @ Bunk X:

    Your daughter caught a good one…….


  409. eaglesoars
    424 | August 27, 2021 9:03 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Intelligence Members Told They Cannot ‘Disrespect’ Biden Over Afghanistan Debacle

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/exclusive-active-duty-retired-naval-intelligence-members-told-they-cannot-disrespect-biden-over-afghanistan-debacle?

    This isn’t even correct. The UCMJ bars “contemptuous words” against certain officials not “disrespect.” Criticism, even forcefully stated, isn’t unlawful on this standard. Contemptuous words means something more than that- in the nature of personal & offensive condemnation.

    https://twitter.com/McAdooGordon/status/1431420101652369408


  410. eaglesoars
    425 | August 27, 2021 9:06 pm

    .
    @USMC
    leadership is instructing those who object to vaccination to receive “professional medical advice” that regardless will preach “safety and effectiveness”.

    If they object, they will be court-martialed.

    The exemption paperwork is purely CYA. There’s no time for processing

    https://twitter.com/Peoples_Pundit/status/1431422208723857411


  411. lobo91
    426 | August 27, 2021 9:11 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    Article 88 only applies to commissioned officers, as well


  412. eaglesoars
    427 | August 27, 2021 9:12 pm

    @ lobo91:

    Sorry, I don’t understand what you’re trying to tell me


  413. lobo91
    428 | August 27, 2021 9:13 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    Criticism, even forcefully stated, isn’t unlawful on this standard. Contemptuous words means something more than that- in the nature of personal & offensive condemnation.

    Correct:

    The official or legislature against whom the words are used must be occupying one of the offices or be one of the legislatures named in Article 88 at the time of the offense. Neither “Congress” nor “legislature” includes its members individually; “Governor” does not include “lieutenant governor”. It is immaterial whether the words used against the official or legislature are used in an official or private capacity. If not personally contemptuous, adverse criticism of one of the officials or legislatures named in the article in the course of a political discussion, even if emphatically expressed, may not be charged as a violation of the article.

    Similarly, expressions of opinion made in a purely private conversation should not ordinarily be charged. Giving broad circulation to a written publication containing contemptuous words of the kind made punishable by this article, or the utterance of contemptuous words of this kind in the presence of military subordinates, aggravates the offense. Unlike civilian legislation covering defamation, the truth or falsity of the statements is immaterial.


  414. lobo91
    429 | August 27, 2021 9:14 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    @ lobo91:

    Sorry, I don’t understand what you’re trying to tell me

    Enlisted personnel can’t be charged. Only officers


  415. eaglesoars
    430 | August 27, 2021 9:18 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    Enlisted personnel can’t be charged. Only officers

    ah. Thanks. I’m off for the nite. I’ve been completely lazy today and man, did I need it.

    nite.


  416. 431 | August 27, 2021 9:42 pm

    Roger L. Simon has some words about the El Segundo Times.
    https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/the-los-angeles-times-vs-larry-elder_3964084.html


  417. 432 | August 27, 2021 9:48 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    The letter is at the link, not paste-able.


    The CDC relied on §361(a) of the Public Health ServiceAct for authority to promulgate and extend the eviction moratorium. See 58 Stat. 703, as amended, 42 U. S. C. §264(a). That provision states:
    “The Surgeon General, with the approval of the [Secretary of Health and Human Services], is authorized to make and enforce such regulations as in his judgment are necessary to prevent the introduction, transmission, or spread of communicable diseases from foreigncountries into the States or possessions, or from oneState or possession into any other State or possession.For purposes of carrying out and enforcing such regulations, the Surgeon General may provide for such inspection, fumigation, disinfection, sanitation, pest extermination, destruction of animals or articles found to be so infected or contaminated as to be sources of dangerous infection to human beings, and other measures,as in his judgment may be necessary.”

    See also 42 CFR §70.2 (2020) (delegating this authority tothe CDC). Originally passed in 1944, this provision hasrarely been invoked—and never before to justify an eviction moratorium. Regulations under this authority have generally been limited to quarantining infected individuals and prohibiting the import or sale of animals known to transmit disease. See, e.g., 40 Fed. Reg. 22543 (1975) (banning small turtles known to be carriers of salmonella).


  418. 433 | August 27, 2021 9:50 pm

    @ Bunk X:
    16 pages, not gonna post the rest.
    https://t.co/FhLAAqhKB6?amp=1


  419. darkwords
    434 | August 27, 2021 9:53 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    Nixon was in office when I was in the service. I used to argue with fellow troops who were denigrating. None of it in public but just over beers.

    It’s a source of pride to know that you can bad mouth the CIC yet still know that you will follow his orders out of respect for the office.


  420. darkwords
    435 | August 27, 2021 9:55 pm

    Pet Peeve. Reaching a 4 way intersection and a vehicle stops just before I stop. Drive looks a lot like me. He waves me through. I wave him though. We circle around a few times until I realize he is not gonna budge.

    I’m sure something was in his head that made him pause.


  421. darkwords
    436 | August 27, 2021 9:56 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    They should take the vax if ordered to. Otherwise take the discharge.


  422. 437 | August 27, 2021 9:56 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    She may want to head farther north

    I’d head for Palestine Arkansas. I slept at a rest stop there once.


  423. eaglesoars
    438 | August 27, 2021 9:56 pm

    oh this just landed in my inbox

    U.S. strikes back: Drone hits ISIS-K in Afghanistan, Pentagon says

    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/aug/27/us-airstrike-targets-islamic-state-member-afghanis/

    but it seems only one guy was the target. Better than nothing but not impressed


  424. darkwords
    439 | August 27, 2021 9:59 pm

    @ lobo91:
    Old School. I wouldn’t allow soldiers to have a public social media account of any kind. Just require Facebook and Twitter to have .mil versions that are restricted to that domain. Allow skype.


  425. 440 | August 27, 2021 10:04 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    @ Bunk X:
    Your daughter caught a good one…….

    He’s got his shit together from what I can tell. Don’t know why they’ve held off marriage so long. It’s been years.


  426. darkwords
    441 | August 27, 2021 10:07 pm

    @ Bunk X:
    Bureaucrats like to play with loopholes. It was a constant problem when I was in govt work. One group of thinkers would create an original policy that respected privacy etc. The next iteration of thinkers would come in and use the policy as a power weapon because they never took the time to think the policy through.

    One issue was always some person wanting to create a huge interconnected database and was lacking a few fields of data. Then they wanted to purchase it from private business. One of these “leaders” wanted to use the data to create a gun registry without asking the taxpayers. He got slapped around by the public when they got wind of it.. But you could always tell he thought it was and still is the best idea he ever came up with.

    Probably not an issue anymore. So many published datasets out there.


  427. 442 | August 27, 2021 10:10 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    Just require Facebook and Twitter to have .mil versions that are restricted to that domain. Allow skype.

    NO. Don’t let FB or JACK get anywhere near them.

    According to USNA Proceedings, the Pentagon has been moving to create their own stand-alone military-only social media platform for security reasons.

    They’ve been “moving” on it for years.


  428. 443 | August 27, 2021 10:11 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    But you could always tell he thought it was and still is the best idea he ever came up with.

    The “don’t ask for permission, ask for forgiveness” mentality.


  429. 444 | August 27, 2021 10:21 pm

    “The corrosion on the bottom of that column is astronomical,” Dawn Lehman, professor of structural engineering at the University of Washington, told the Miami Herald. “If there’s that amount of corrosion, this should have been fixed.”

    Lehman and another expert, Abieyuwa Aghayere, a Drexel University engineering researcher, also said there appeared to be too much steel reinforcement, which could weaken the structural integrity of the building.

    Too much steel reinforcement? The concrete columns were undersized if a lot of steel was required.

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/new-video-shows-evidence-of-extensive-corrosion-in-collapsed-florida-condo-building-experts_3966479.html


  430. 445 | August 27, 2021 10:28 pm

    “A gang of female Skate Boarders and their pet rats terrorize all the boy skate boarders in town. 1986. Super 8.”


  431. eaglesoars
    446 | August 27, 2021 10:28 pm

    IDA predicted to be Cat 4 upon landfall Sunday. I have no truck w/Honore but he’s right on this one.

    Hurricane #Ida my recommendation is if you live below I-10 Interstate you Need to be Evacuated ASAP. If you live in Mobil Home House with garden inside the Cone of Uncertainty, please evacuate to Shelter IAW Parish Leadership, think like it’s another #Katrina or #Gustav . Flood/ lost Power.

    https://twitter.com/ltgrusselhonore/status/1431418432189239296


  432. eaglesoars
    447 | August 27, 2021 10:35 pm

    Bunk X wrote:

    their pet rats

    I love rats. They’re very smart and can be very affectionate. Does anyone remember the poster at LGF whose nic was, I think, RugbyRat or something like that. He actually had two rats, Rugby and Soccer. He came to the meetup at my house. All I was able to get away with was a pet mouse, Shrankley, and my dog killed it inadvertently by chasing it off the end of the picnic table. Broke its neck.


  433. coldwarrior
    448 | August 27, 2021 10:35 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    nola is fun to visit, but…i’d never live there, hydrodynamics being what they are and all.


  434. coldwarrior
    449 | August 27, 2021 10:37 pm

    Bunk X wrote:

    Too much steel reinforcement? The concrete columns were undersized if a lot of steel was required.

    ok, so help me here…it seems that there is a sweet spot for rebar / concrete ratio…but the steel corrodes over time and that is unstoppable, yes?


  435. eaglesoars
    450 | August 27, 2021 10:40 pm

    Social credit scoring coming right up

    Proof of vaccination in a tap? Smartphone developers want to make it that easy
    Apple, Samsung and Google have announced plans for features to readily call up a QR code that can be scanned to quickly verify a user’s vaccination status.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/proof-vaccination-tap-smartphone-developers-want-make-easy-rcna1689


  436. darkwords
    451 | August 27, 2021 10:41 pm

    Smarty pants AI toilets coming to a home depot near you. Will be able to tweet fart jokes to your siblings.

    https://today.duke.edu/2021/05/smart-toilet-uses-artificial-intelligence-monitor-bowel-health


  437. coldwarrior
    452 | August 27, 2021 10:41 pm

    @ Bunk X:

    squared away son in law, there.


  438. darkwords
    453 | August 27, 2021 10:42 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    I’m going to switch to that freedom phone on my next phone purchase.


  439. coldwarrior
  440. darkwords
    455 | August 27, 2021 10:46 pm

    @ coldwarrior:
    Complex topics. I have an engineering friend that know concrete. I made the mistake of trying to sound off about concrete with him and I was proven all wrong. I think they have a concrete shoe award.

    All the nuklear power plants in Washington St (WHPPS or Whoops! for short) failed because the union rebar welding was all substandard.


  441. darkwords
    456 | August 27, 2021 10:49 pm

    @ coldwarrior:
    Yep I was a Bolton fan for decades but no longer. A Bannon Populist Nationalist now. BPN or BNP?. The failure is strictly Bidens. Trump would have been ready to re bomb the Taliban into dust.

    Trump stepped on Boltons North Korea thoughts and his nuke thoughts.


  442. coldwarrior
    457 | August 27, 2021 10:53 pm

    @ darkwords:

    yeah, i get some of it, but a lot is not essential to my daily life and my brain is already pretty damned crowded 😉

    my dad was lead machinist at this joint https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shippingport_Atomic_Power_Station and then bvps 1 and 2 nuke stations for 40 years, they were union, ibew, never any issues. he was union president for 12 years and pushed through ‘multi-crafting’. that meant that if you were a…say…1st class electrician and had nothing to do, you were cross trained as a 2d class mechanic or something so that you were never idle. this pissed off the old guys. the key to this is that you get trained up in two jobs and become very valuable as an employee. this was a genius move on his part as it saved the company money, and peeps made more OT.


  443. coldwarrior
    458 | August 27, 2021 10:55 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:
    Yep I was a Bolton fan for decades but no longer. A Bannon Populist Nationalist now. BPN or BNP?. The failure is strictly Bidens. Trump would have been ready to re bomb the Taliban into dust.

    Trump stepped on Boltons North Korea thoughts and his nuke thoughts.

    i had bolton form day one, peeps on the right like him because is is pro-israel. so what. israel is a big boy and they dont really need our guidance or much help. i’m an american and my coutry comes before israel.


  444. coldwarrior
    459 | August 27, 2021 11:02 pm

    there is a new thread, migrate there whenever. mill around if yinz like


  445. 460 | August 27, 2021 11:50 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    nola is fun to visit, but…i’d never live there, hydrodynamics being what they are and all.

    Been there several times. The French Quarter gets a little spooky if you accidentally wander out of the tourist zone.

    Bunkessa just called. The storm surge is already underway, so what does she do? Drive past the levees into the mandatory evacuation zone. 😀

    She’s in Mississipi now, hour or so to go.


  446. 461 | August 27, 2021 11:54 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    ok, so help me here…it seems that there is a sweet spot for rebar / concrete ratio…but the steel corrodes over time and that is unstoppable, yes?

    There is indeed a rebar/concrete ratio. The concrete takes the vertical load, the rebar is a cage around it to keep it from exploding outward. That steel is set in 1-1/2-inches from the exterior face of the concrete for protection against moisture. The steel should not corrode AT ALL.


  447. Possum
    462 | August 27, 2021 11:58 pm

    Bunk X wrote:

    coldwarrior wrote:

    ok, so help me here…it seems that there is a sweet spot for rebar / concrete ratio…but the steel corrodes over time and that is unstoppable, yes?

    There is indeed a rebar/concrete ratio. The concrete takes the vertical load, the rebar is a cage around it to keep it from exploding outward. That steel is set in 2-inches from the exterior face of the concrete for protection against moisture. The steel should not corrode AT ALL.

    Steel and concrete have been around for centuries.

    What about Kevlar reinforced concrete?

    No corrosion.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Textile-reinforced_concrete


  448. 463 | August 28, 2021 12:00 am

    Possum wrote:

    What about Kevlar reinforced concrete?

    Never used it. Probably too expensive.

    Post-tension concrete is a different animal – the steel cables are in sleeves packed with grease. Only the ends need protection.


  449. 464 | August 28, 2021 12:04 am

    @ Bunk X:
    Tensioning the cables is kind of dangerous because sometimes they snap, throw chunks of concrete and whip around like a giant weed whacker.
    Happened at a Spancrete precast plant a couple years ago. Took an onlookers legs off.


  450. 465 | August 28, 2021 1:18 am

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Does anyone remember the poster at LGF whose nic was, I think, RugbyRat or something like that.

    rugby the clovrfield momster
    blocked comments 5 deleted 1 karma 9 joined 21-Feb-09 5:09 PM
    rugby the rat
    blocked comments 118 deleted 0 karma 3 joined 15-Jun-04 10:52 AM


  451. 466 | August 28, 2021 1:19 am

    coldwarrior wrote:

    there is a new thread, migrate there whenever. mill around if yinz like

    Snuck that one in. See you upstairs if I can find it.


  452. Deplorable Martian Overlord
    467 | August 28, 2021 2:05 am

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Social credit scoring coming right up

    Proof of vaccination in a tap? Smartphone developers want to make it that easy
    Apple, Samsung and Google have announced plans for features to readily call up a QR code that can be scanned to quickly verify a user’s vaccination status.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/proof-vaccination-tap-smartphone-developers-want-make-easy-rcna1689

    Samsung already rolled it out as part of Samsung Pay. Connects to a medical records app that wants an absurdly large amount of protected info. The reviews are scathing even amongst supporters. No one wants to give up all their medical data just for proof of their covid vaccination.


  453. Guggi
    468 | August 28, 2021 4:27 am

    eaglesoars wrote:

    I’ve heard reports that OUR State Department told Macedonia to stop taking Afghan refugees.
    @SenTomCotton
    tells me he’s heard similar reports. If our govt won’t save these people, WE WILL. But the State Dept. must stop standing in the way.

    https://conservativebrief.com/state-department-49522/?utm_source=CB&utm_medium=DJD

    Sorry to say, but I hope that’s true. They don’t stay in Macedonia they make it within days or weeks to Austria or Germany or Sweden. We don’t need more Afghans in Austria. Sorry, but not a single one we’ve already enough here. More than enough.

    Macedonia doesn’t pay social welfare but Austria, Germany and Sweden do and they know they can’t be send back. At least not at the moment. About every day 100 “refugees” cross illegal our borders and ask for “asylum” and the largest group are Afghans (mostly from Iran). We didn’t have contractors or translators or wahtsoever in Afghanistan. In 2002/2003 we had 50/20 and then 16 soldiers in Afghanistan helping the Germans with logistics, in 2005 we deployed 100 soldiers for 6 months to secure the election in Kunduz and in 2010 only 4 Austrian soldiers were left and also these were reduced to 1 (one) in 2014 who was honored with a bronze star from the US-military in 2015 b’cause he had saved lives after a suicide attack on Camp “Integrity”.

    Why was Austrians participations so marginal? B’cause the war in Afghanistan had become a Nato mission and Austria is a neutral state. We are not a member of the Nato. We are not even allowed to be a member of the Nato.
    Afghans make “only” 0,5% of the Austrian population but nearly 2% of the prison inmates b’cause of rape, murder, drug dealing. Not counted in there are those who are convicted b’cause of drug dealing, assaults and other “petty” crimes but on probation. About 10% of the Afghan population in Austria are convicted, on probation or waitung for the trial or under suspision.

    You may say, yes but those who are rescued are different people. No, not at all. One of the 4 Afghans who had raped 13-years old Leonie to death was a rejected asylum seeker from Italy and known drug dealer who managed under the “Pashtunwali” with the help of the Afghan community to flee the scene without papers witihn 2 (two) days from Vienna to London (GB) where they got him. Thxs to the British police.


  454. Possum
    469 | August 28, 2021 5:19 am

    And goodnight!

    I had a great time on Twitter tonight when I said fallen US military should be returned home in the cargo hold to save space for Afghan refugees.


  455. 470 | August 28, 2021 5:31 am

    @ Guggi:
    UPSTAIRS!


  456. Guggi
    471 | August 28, 2021 6:35 am

    Bunk X wrote:

    @ Guggi:
    UPSTAIRS!

    Yeah, but the original posting from {{{eagle}}} is here 🙂


  457. eaglesoars
    472 | August 28, 2021 7:18 am

    @ Guggi:

    good morning! I have zero problem with your judgement of Afghani ‘refugees’. The only ones I’ve met who were not savages grew up in the cities under Soviet rule. Civilization has a purpose and those people are example number one of what happens when it is shunned.


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