November 2020 Archives

From Cleveland, OH station WTVG:

Articles of Impeachment officially filed against Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, claiming abuse of power during pandemic
A total of 12 Articles of Impeachment have officially been filed against Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine. Those articles were filed by State Rep. John Becker (R-Union Township) and were joined by Representatives Keller, Vitale and Zeltwanger.

The representatives argue that the governor has abused his power during the coronavirus pandemic and cites his veto of Senate Bill 55, along with threatened vetoes against other General Assembly legislation, including Senate Bill 311, which aims to severely limit the powers of the governor during a pandemic.

In a release sent to the media, Rep. Becker’s office said, “Governor DeWine’s mismanagement, malfeasance, misfeasance, abuse of power, and other crimes include, but are not limited to, meddling in the conduct of a presidential primary election, arbitrarily closing and placing curfews on certain businesses, while allowing other businesses to remain open. He weaponized the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation to bully and harass businesses and the people; to enforce a statewide mask mandate and other controversial measures of dubious “value,” making Ohio a hostile work environment.”

Good - doing stupid things should hurt. Way past time to get the tools and meat puppets out of office. Someone should do this to Jay Inslee - he is well past his prime and does not represent the citizens of Washington State.

From Gateway Pundit:

GOP Chairman of Michigan Oversight Committee Will NOT ALLOW President Trump’s Attorney Rudy Giuliani to Testify at Tuesday Hearing
Grassroots Republicans are organizing a hearing Tuesday inside the Binsfeld Office Building in Lansing, Michigan.

The hearing will focus on the massive fraud witnessed by dozens of Republican observers on November 3rd and 4th at the TCF Center in Detroit, Michigan.

The hearing will will focus on the Detroit absentee ballot counting at the TCF.
Only in-person or written testimony will be accepted.

The Chairman of the Michigan Senate Oversight Committee Ed McBroom says he will not allow President Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani to testify.

How many pieces of silver Ed? Answer me that.

Cause and effect - Bobby Piton

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From NOQ Report:

Twitter suspends Arizona voter fraud witness Bobby Piton after scathing testimony
Big Tech tyranny is alive and well in Twitterville as they have suspended Bobby Piton, a pivotal witness in today’s voter fraud hearing before the Arizona state legislature. His searing testimony pointed out blatant voter fraud through incontrovertible evidence, at one point claiming he’d stake his life on the factual nature of his testimony.

As President Trump’s legal team attempts to demonstrate in court and before state legislatures that rampant voter fraud reversed the lawful result of the presidential election by tipping it in favor of former Vice President Joe Biden, mainstream media and Big Tech have played their roles in the crimes by covering up for them. The hearing was not covered by any of the major networks or news channels. Meanwhile, Twitter removed the #ArizonaHearing hashtag while suppressing Tweets discussing the events as they unfolded.

Piton’s testimony was particularly poignant as his financial background demonstrated mathematical anomalies that simply cannot be explained away through chance. As One America News Chief White House Correspondent Chanel Rion noted on Twitter, Piton’s testimony demonstrated “something is very wrong.”

Yeah - step out of line and you are grounded. Here is his twitter page:

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Again, it was nothing he posted on twitter.  Twitter suspended his account because the live testemony he gave this afternoon was so compelling.  Piton did not follow the narrative.

Curious - Gina Haspel

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The rumor is now that she is dead from "natural causes"
Shot and wounded during the recovery of the CIA server in Frankfurt, Germany.

Brings to mind Matthew 24:6-13

  • And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
  • For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
  • All these are the beginning of sorrows.
  • Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.
  • And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
  • And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
  • And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
  • But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

A nice overview of the election

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At Spectator.US:

Reasons why the 2020 presidential election is deeply puzzling
To say out-loud that you find the results of the 2020 presidential election odd is to invite derision. You must be a crank or a conspiracy theorist. Mark me down as a crank, then. I am a pollster and I find this election to be deeply puzzling. I also think that the Trump campaign is still well within its rights to contest the tabulations. Something very strange happened in America’s democracy in the early hours of Wednesday November 4 and the days that followed. It’s reasonable for a lot of Americans to want to find out exactly what.

First, consider some facts. President Trump received more votes than any previous incumbent seeking reelection. He got 11 million more votes than in 2016, the third largest rise in support ever for an incumbent. By way of comparison, President Obama was comfortably reelected in 2012 with 3.5 million fewer votes than he received in 2008.

Trump’s vote increased so much because, according to exit polls, he performed far better with many key demographic groups. Ninety-five percent of Republicans voted for him. He did extraordinarily well with rural male working-class whites.

He earned the highest share of all minority votes for a Republican since 1960. Trump grew his support among black voters by 50 percent over 2016. Nationally, Joe Biden’s black support fell well below 90 percent, the level below which Democratic presidential candidates usually lose.

Much much more at the site - really well researched and written. Even before the votes were counted, we could see massive problems with them - Benford's Law

The latest talking point - Dark Winter

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If you keep looking, you can see certain words or phrases come into regular use from a number of different sources.  Almost if there was a plan to get them out into the public conciousness. Build back better is the tagline for the Great Reset that the globalists are trying to stuff down our throats. Now? Dark Winter is the phrase du jour.
From Tyler at Zero Hedge:

"Dark Winter" Was A CSIS Scenario Code-Name Covering Biological Weapon Use Against America
Could it be possible that the phrase “dark winter”  has some sort of deeper meaning that most of us are not meant to understand?  We have heard that phrase over and over again in recent weeks, and usually it has been used in discussions regarding the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic.  But it also turns out that “Dark Winter” was also a code name for a high level simulation that was conducted back in 2001.  That simulation envisioned a scenario in which a widespread smallpox attack was unleashed inside the United States.  As you will see below, the simulation was “designed to spiral out of control”, and the hypothetical consequences were absolutely disastrous.

The reason why this is a concern is because so many of these “simulations” and “exercises” end up mirroring real life events that happen at a later date.

For example, most of you have probably heard about Event 201 by now. On October 18th, 2019 a group of prominent individuals gathered in New York City to simulate what would happen during a worldwide coronavirus pandemic

Event 201 simulates an outbreak of a novel zoonotic coronavirus transmitted from bats to pigs to people that eventually becomes efficiently transmissible from person to person, leading to a severe pandemic. The pathogen and the disease it causes are modeled largely on SARS, but it is more transmissible in the community setting by people with mild symptoms.

Of course COVID-19 started spreading in China just a few weeks later.

We have seen this same pattern happen so many times, and now we are being told over and over again that a “dark winter” is ahead.

For example, Joe Biden specifically warned us about a “dark winter” during the final presidential debate in October

Joe Biden warned at Thursday night’s presidential debate that the U.S. was “about to go into a dark winter,” echoing the concerns of public health experts who caution about increased daily Covid-19 case counts converging with the annual flu season.

“We’re about to go into a dark winter. A dark winter,” Biden said. “And he has no clear plan, and there’s no prospect that there’s going to be a vaccine available for the majority of the American people before the middle of next year.”

It is interesting to note that he repeated the phrase twice.

It is almost as if he was determined to make sure that he said it correctly.

Here is the entry for Dark Winter at InfoGalactic:

Operation Dark Winter
Operation Dark Winter was the code name for a senior-level bio-terrorist attack simulation conducted from June 22–23, 2001. It was designed to carry out a mock version of a covert and widespread smallpox attack on the United States. Tara O'Toole and Thomas Inglesby of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies (CCBS) / Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), and Randy Larsen and Mark DeMier of Analytic Services were the principal designers, authors, and controllers of the Dark Winter project.

More at the site.  Drills like this are great - you need to maintain a high level of training and readiness for any and all scenaria. Disaster preparedness is an ongoing effort. Still, the similarities are a bit strange and that this code word would come back into public use after 19 years is curious.

Remember this?  Executive Order on Imposing Certain Sanctions in the Event of Foreign Interference in a United States Election

From Gab:

Trump Legal Team's introduces first witness; Colonel Phil Waldron to discuss Dominion Systems used in AZ.

Dominion is wide open. Mr. Waldron examined the internet traffic coming from Dominion. He saw Dominion communicating with Frankfurt. Graph is also shown.

There is a 3:55 video that is a must-see.  Smoking gun.

Links to the stories:

And then, there are these two tweets from L. Lin Wood's twitter account:

And then, Lin asks this question:

I call your attention to the first tweet. There were 1,129 registered voters in three counties in Georgia who listed their address as outside of Georgia (and many times, outside the USA) but their residence in Georgia as one of the three courthouses. That is patently fraudulent.

Getting the dogs out for a run before the rain hits. Coffee and mailbox. Working at home today.

But of course - COVID tracking

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In your passport no less. From FOX News:

Coronavirus passports with vaccination info in development: report
The future of flying during the coronavirus means carrying a passport to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19.

The International Air Transport Association is in the process of finalizing a digital COVID-19 passport that would include information about a traveler’s COVID-19 testing and vaccinations that would be verified by labs, airlines and government agencies, according to a new report.

What was that about COVID standing for Certificate Of Vaccination ID...

Hmmmm - Gina Haspel (CIA Director)

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Odd little rumor that she was arrested.

But of course - big tech censorship

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You are not allowed to think anything that does not agree with the narrative. From Summit News:

Rand Paul Highlights Vote Fraud, Predicts Big Tech Will Censor Him; Big Tech Censors Him
Senator Rand Paul found himself on the end of a dreaded Twitter red label Sunday after he highlighted evidence of voter fraud in multiple states where President Trump “lost”.

Paul pointed to reported “data dumps” that were carried out in the dead of the night and early hours of the morning in four states, linking to a an article titled “Anomalies in Vote Counts and Their Effects on Election 2020.”

The Senator predicted that Twitter would censor his post, which it did soon after he posted it

I think that there will be an Executive Order dealing with Section 230 in the very near future.

But of course - Georgia vote recount

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From Atlanta station 11Alive:

Fulton County recount delayed by Dominion server crash, officials say
The push to complete a recount requested by President Donald Trump's re-election campaign has hit a snag in Georgia's most populous county as the statewide deadline looms.

Fulton County elections officials confirmed to 11Alive on Sunday that a newly-purchased Dominion Voting Systems mobile server had crashed earlier in the day.

"Technicians from Dominion have been dispatched to resolve the issue," Fulton County officials said in a statement. "The Georgia Secretary of State’s office has also been alerted to the issue and is aware of efforts to resolve the problem."

Got to love that last line: "Technicians from Dominion have been dispatched to resolve the issue" Sounds like the technicians ARE the issue. They enabled a massive fraud and are covering their tracks.  Should be simple enough to just reboot - try that first and keep the hired thugs away from the evidence.

A good perspective on the election

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From one of Don Surber's readers:

A reader wrote:
"In the morning I will get up first, feed the wild quail in the front yard and make coffee to take back to my Personal Goddess.

"By then she will have the tablet open to your blog and I will enjoy her company as we sip coffee and she reads your thoughts.

"But I lay here awake now thinking about how Donald Trump did not lose the election nor have it stolen from him. The Presidency is not a prize to be won but an office to be elected to. It is not his. It is ours.

"The election was stolen from the 70 million plus voters who followed the ever changing rules, trying to do the right thing to the best of their ability.

"And the thieves did not just steal the office, in doing so they stole our present and future tax dollars. They stole the educations of every student in the education system from pre K through post grad.

"They stole our faith and trust in the government and in the system we trust to maintain the integrity of that massive government. They stole our hope for a safe and honest future.

"I hope they are caught and their wrongs are corrected.

"In my opinion, there is no punishment harsh enough for the people who seek to enslave us.

"They are not trying to steal the election from Donald Trump. They are trying to steal it from me.

"I am not happy with that."

No one is.

So so true. We voted but our votes are not being respected. Someone I have been talking with recently came over from China a few years ago - a legal immigrant. She is pissed. She grew up under communism and is seeing it take over here.

And another early night

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Again, only 7:00PM but feels more like 9:00PM - been sleeping segmented recently, waking up around 2:00AM for an hour or so and drifting back into a light sleep. This is the way we used to sleep before the industrial revolution made us slaves of the clock.

Here are two articles on this - first, from the Beeb:

The myth of the eight-hour sleep
In the early 1990s, psychiatrist Thomas Wehr conducted an experiment in which a group of people were plunged into darkness for 14 hours every day for a month.

It took some time for their sleep to regulate but by the fourth week the subjects had settled into a very distinct sleeping pattern. They slept first for four hours, then woke for one or two hours before falling into a second four-hour sleep.

Though sleep scientists were impressed by the study, among the general public the idea that we must sleep for eight consecutive hours persists.

In 2001, historian Roger Ekirch of Virginia Tech published a seminal paper, drawn from 16 years of research, revealing a wealth of historical evidence that humans used to sleep in two distinct chunks.

And then this one from ScienceAlert:

Humans Used to Sleep in Two Shifts, And Maybe We Should Do It Again
Around a third of the population have trouble sleeping, including difficulties maintaining sleep throughout the night.

While nighttime awakenings are distressing for most sufferers, there is some evidence from our recent past that suggests this period of wakefulness occurring between two separate sleep periods was the norm.

Throughout history, there have been numerous accounts of segmented sleep, from medical texts, to court records and diaries, and even in African and South American tribes, with a common reference to "first" and "second" sleep.

In Charles Dickens' Barnaby Rudge (1840), he writes:

"He knew this, even in the horror with which he started from his first sleep, and threw up the window to dispel it by the presence of some object, beyond the room, which had not been, as it were, the witness of his dream."

Interesting - I feel great, very healthy. Just started sleeping like this for some reason.

Anyway, time for YouTube and then to bed.

From L Lin Wood's twitter account:

Note: The term Color Revolution has a very specific meaning. From InfoGalactic:

Color revolution
Color revolution (sometimes called the coloured revolution) or color revolution is a term that was widely used by worldwide media to describe various related movements that developed in several societies in the former Soviet Union and the Balkans during the early 2000s. The term has also been applied to a number of revolutions elsewhere, including in the Middle East. Some observers[who?] have called the events a revolutionary wave, the origins of which can be traced back to the 1986 People Power Revolution (also known as the "Yellow Revolution") in the Philippines.

Participants in the colour revolutions have mostly used nonviolent resistance, also called civil resistance. Such methods as demonstrations, strikes and interventions have been intended protest against governments seen as corrupt and/or authoritarian, and to advocate democracy; and they have also created strong pressure for change. These movements generally adopted a specific colour or flower as their symbol. The colour revolutions are notable for the important role of foreign sponsorship, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and particularly student activists in organising creative non-violent resistance.

Such movements have had a measure of success, as for example in the former Yugoslavia's Bulldozer Revolution (2000); in Georgia's Rose Revolution (2003); and in Ukraine's Orange Revolution (2004). In most but not all cases, massive street protests followed disputed elections, or requests for fair elections, and led to the resignation or overthrow of leaders considered by their opponents to be authoritarian. Some events have been called "colour revolutions" but are different from the above cases in certain basic characteristics. Examples include Lebanon's Cedar Revolution (2005); and Kuwait's Blue Revolution (2005).

Government figures in Russia, such as Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, have stated that colour revolutions are a new form of warfare. President Putin said that Russia must prevent colour revolutions, "We see what tragic consequences the wave of so-called color revolutions led to. For us this is a lesson and a warning. We should do everything necessary so that nothing similar ever happens in Russia."

Interesting times to say the least.

Easy to call this a conspiracy theory but...  These guys (gnews.org) are the people who broke the Hunter Biden laptop story and the emails, photos and videos are up on their website for anyone to see:

It has the ring of truth. We will find out soon enough.

And got some more at the border

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From the United States Department of Justice:

Agents Seize $3.5 Million in U.S. Currency and Massive Quantities of Cocaine, Fentanyl, and .50 Caliber Ammunition in Otay Mesa
Three Mexican nationals suspected of trafficking huge quantities of illicit drugs for the Sinaloa Cartel were charged in federal court today in connection with what is believed to be the largest single seizure of cash, narcotics and ammunition in this district.

Jesus Burgos Arias, Juan Alatorre Venegas, and Jose Yee Perez were arrested on November 20, 2020, as a result of a long-term joint investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Homeland Security Investigations, the San Diego Sheriff’s Department, San Diego Police Department, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California, targeting associates of the Sinaloa Cartel.

In addition to the arrests, agents seized approximately $3.5 million in bulk U.S. currency, 685 kilograms of cocaine, 24 kilograms of fentanyl, and approximately 20,000 rounds of .50 caliber ammunition and hundreds of body armor vests at a truck yard in Otay Mesa.

Good - imagine what a field day these goblins would have under a Biden administration. Makes me shudder to think.

Shenanigans in Georgia - voting machines

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The machines used to tally the individual ballots hold the record of the ballots and the total count for each possible item being voted on (Cantidates, refferenda, etc...). Trump's lawyers filed an injunction to prevent the Georgia State Board of Elections from wiping these machines - essentially resetting them to zero. The Judge (Timothy C. Batten Sr.) agreed and issued an order today. Then, he turned right around and issued a second order recinding the first and allowing the machines to be reset to zero and any evidence of fraud destroyed.

Needless to say, the President's lawyer had some words on twitter:

Time to unleash the hounds of hell and get all of these "officials" behind bars where they belong. This is treason. Batten is a Bush appointee - wonder what they have on him to get him to change his decision so quickly.

Pushing the big lie - China

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I had written about this one week ago: As the disinformation campaign ramps up - NY Times

China's official state media outlet is Global Times - this is the propaganda arm of the Communist Chinese Party. Today, they posted this:

More evidence supports multiple virus origins
More evidence and academic studies exploring the origin of the novel coronavirus have emerged, pressing the international community to review the issue and strengthen global cooperation, experts said Sunday after WHO officials reached out to researchers in Italy to investigate the virus origin and a Chinese study hinted that the human-to-human transmission may have started in India months before the outbreak in Wuhan.

All countries need to devote efforts into tracking the virus origin because multiple theories are backing the idea that novel coronavirus may have existed in multiple places before being spotted in Wuhan, Chinese experts reached by the Global Times noted on Sunday, calling for the international community stop politicizing the scientific topic or blaming each other.

A recent pre-print study, titled the Early Cryptic Transmission and Evolution of SARS-CoV-2 in Human Hosts, that was about to be published in top medical journal The Lancet, suggested that the Indian subcontinent might be the place where the earliest human-to-human novel coronavirus transmission occurred, three or four months prior to the outbreak in Wuhan.

India?  Yeah - riiigggggghhhhht.  Believe that and I have a bridge in New York City that you might be interested in purchasing. The Lancet is the journal that published the Wakefield paper on autism and MMR vaccinations.  That was retracted and Wakefield lost is license to practice medicine.

Nothing to see here folks - just rewriting history, that's all.

From Andrea Widburg at American Thinker:

The 'smartest man in the room' has joined Sidney Powell's team
In her Georgia complaint, Sidney Powell included the declaration of Navid Keshavarz-Nia, an expert witness who stated under oath that there was massive computer fraud in the 2020 election, all of it intended to secure a victory for Joe Biden. Dr. Kershavarz-Nia's name may not mean a lot to you, but it's one of the weightiest names in the world when it comes to sniffing out cyber-security problems.

We know how important Dr. Kershavarz-Nia is because, just two and a half months ago, the New York Times ran one of its Sunday long-form articles about a massive, multi-million-dollar fraud that a talented grifter ran against the American intelligence and military communities. Dr. Kershavarz-Nia is one of the few people who comes off looking good:

Navid Keshavarz-Nia, those who worked with him said, "was always the smartest person in the room." In doing cybersecurity and technical counterintelligence work for the C.I.A., N.S.A. and F.B.I., he had spent decades connecting top-secret dots. After several months of working with Mr. Courtney, he began connecting those dots too. He did not like where they led.

Not only does Dr. Kershavarz-Nia have an innate intelligence, but he's also got extraordinary academic and practical skills in cyber-fraud detection and analysis. The reason we know about his qualifications is that it takes seven paragraphs for him to list them in the declaration he signed to support the Georgia complaint.

His qualifications include a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in various areas of electrical and computer engineering. In addition, "I have advanced trained from the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), National Security Agency (NSA), DHS office of Intelligence & Analysis (I&A) and Massachusetts Institution of Technology (MIT)."

Much more at the site - what he has found so far is blatant fraud on a massive scale. Andrea touches on some of these and concludes:

This is going to be tough evidence for Democrats to counter.  Back when the naïve Democrats thought Trump would be the one to commit fraud, they held congressional hearings and wrote articles about the voting machines' vulnerability.  And with the New York Times touting Dr. Keshavarz-Nia's brilliance and his ability to sniff out fraud, they'll struggle to (admit) that he's not a reliable expert.  Things are getting fun.

Indeed - things are getting fun. It will be good to see those responsible spending some time behind bars.

And a glorious morning

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Sunshine and more in the forecast - quick surf and then out for the usual morning routine.

That's all for me today

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Feeling fine but it feels like 8:30PM instead of 6:30PM - downright sleepy.

Heading over to YouTube and watch some videos for a while. Pot of tea and that is it for me.

Just as a reminder - small businesses

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From the Foundation of Economic Education:

How Big Government Stacked the Deck Against Small Business
Most of us wouldn’t list 2020 as our best year. But you know who would? Amazon, Wal-Mart, Google, Apple, and a whole host of other big corporations who’ve seen their sales and stock prices soar amidst the pandemic.

Small businesses have been pummeled by excessive and insane governmental lockdowns of the economy. Experts warn that one third of small businesses could ultimately shut down for good, and hundreds of thousands have already done just that.

Meanwhile, Amazon’s sales increased 40 percent in the second quarter alone, while their stock price increased 97 percent. Apple hit a $2 trillion market cap, the first publicly traded company to do so, and reported nearly $60 billion in revenue. Since the pandemic began, Facebook’s stock rocketed up 85 percent, Google’s by 50 percent, Netflix by 63 percent, and Microsoft by 57 percent. All saw their revenues greatly increase compared to last year’s numbers as well.

And some numbers (the whole article is worth reading)

Not only did government persecute certain businesses to the benefit of others, it also provided incentives, handouts, and other pork in the CARES Act that continued to favor big business. Twenty-five percent of the initial $2 trillion (remember, those are your tax dollars) went to big business, with $58 billion going to the airlines alone and another $17 billion to the military-industrial complex giant, Boeing.

Only $350 billion was earmarked for small businesses, and of that, $243 million “accidentally” went to large companies instead – leading some companies to return the money over the ensuing outrage. All in all, only 5 percent of the first round of PPP loans reached small businesses.

Yeah - they are here for the "little man". Again, this is a political power grab and not a public health issue. The Deep State needs to be turned into a Shallow State. Reduce the size of government. Time to starve the leviathan.

Iran in the crosshairs

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Interesting development after the targeted assasination of their top nuke scientist - from The Daily Wire:

U.S. Sends Air Craft Carrier To Persian Gulf As Iran Vows Retaliation For Killing Of Scientist
The U.S. ordered the U.S.S. Nimitz and its strike group to return to the Persian Gulf to serve in a defensive capacity as U.S. forces in the region continue to drawdown during the final weeks of the Trump administration. The action coincides with rising tensions in the region between U.S. allies and Iran after a top Iranian nuclear scientist was taken out in a highly coordinated hit this week.

“There were no specific threats that triggered the return of the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group,” Commander Rebecca Rebarich, spokeswoman for the U.S. Navy’s Bahrain-based Fifth Fleet, said in a statement. “This action ensures we have sufficient capability available to respond to any threat and to deter any adversary from acting against our troops during the force reduction.”

“The official said the move was decided before news came of the assassination of a prominent Iranian nuclear scientist. But the movement of the US forces is an increased deterrence message to Iran regardless the official noted,” CNN reported. “The movement puts increased American military firepower and thousands of personnel into the region through the end of the Trump Administration. It may be up to President-elect Joe Biden to decide when to withdraw them.”

President-elect Biden? Of course it would be CNN saying that.  They do not know their Constitution.
And then, there is this bit of news from Breitbart:

Taliban: War with America ‘Will Resume’ if Biden Undoes Trump Peace Deal
A spokesman for the Taliban told Afghanistan’s Khaama Press in an interview published Thursday that the terrorist group’s “war against the United States will resume … until they leave Afghanistan” if Joe Biden walks back President Donald Trump’s attempts to withdraw U.S. forces from the country.

Trump initiated talks including both the Taliban and the legitimate government of Afghanistan this year to come to an agreement that would result in the end of the American military presence in the country. Afghanistan is America’s longest war, launched in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The Trump administration has sought assurances from the Taliban that it would not harbor terrorists seeking to harm American interests – such as the architects of the 9/11 attacks, al-Qaeda – in exchange for America not continuing to attack the jihadist group.

Biden (rather, his handlers) would roll us back to John Forbes Kerry's disasterous Iran Deal and it would be business as usual for the arms brokers. How many more billions are we going to send over there. The Taliban are - in effect - acting as peacemakers by being the strongman in an area of the world that respects strongmen. They are not stupid and will serve to moderate the more extreme.

From Newsweek, April 28th, 2020:

Dr. Fauci Backed Controversial Wuhan Lab with U.S. Dollars for Risky Coronavirus Research
Dr. Anthony Fauci is an adviser to President Donald Trump and something of an American folk hero for his steady, calm leadership during the pandemic crisis. At least one poll shows that Americans trust Fauci more than Trump on the coronavirus pandemic—and few scientists are portrayed on TV by Brad Pitt.

But just last year, the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the organization led by Dr. Fauci, funded scientists at the Wuhan Institute of Virology and other institutions for work on gain-of-function research on bat coronaviruses.

In 2019, with the backing of NIAID, the National Institutes of Health committed $3.7 million over six years for research that included some gain-of-function work. The program followed another $3.7 million, 5-year project for collecting and studying bat coronaviruses, which ended in 2019, bringing the total to $7.4 million.

Much more at the site. He owns this pandemic.  He and the democrats.  This was just what they needed to provide the "crisis" to cover for their coup attempt. And oh yeah - there is this:

Dr. Fauci did not respond to Newsweek's requests for comment.

Of course not. Our elites do not need to bother with us commoners. We are beneath them.

We will not comply - Mossyrock, WA

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Mossyrock is a small city in Southwest Washington - from Seattle station KIRO:

Mossyrock, WA passes ordinance allowing businesses to stay open
The town of Mossyrock, Wash., passed an ordinance allowing businesses to stay open in defiance of Gov. Inslee’s COVID mandates. Mayor Randall Sasser argues that there’s little data to support keeping businesses closed, and that not all areas should be held to the same standard.

“I think this is a very important issue that’s going on within our country and within our state right now, and we’ve got to stand up for what is right,” Sasser told KIRO Radio’s Dori Monson Show. “They have issued the numbers by commissioner’s district, but not by zip code. And currently in Mossyrock, in our 98564 zip code, there is no information that states that there is any cases whatsoever within our zip code of COVID, or any deaths related to it.”

“One of the interesting comments I made at our council meeting was that in Lewis County this year, we’ve had a total, as of today, of 14 deaths due to COVID, unfortunately,” he said. “But so far this year, we’ve had 10 suicides, and last year there was only three suicides in Lewis County. So when we look at the shutdowns and everything that’s happening and there’s no data that says the Mossyrock area 98564 zip code has any cases or deaths, why then should we suffer as a city and as citizens following the governor’s mandate?”

Yeah - lockdowns are not healthy. At the most basic level, the more you "coddle" your immune system, the weaker it gets. People who are ill? Certainly, stay home and wear a mask.  People who are healthy? Don't saddle us with your stupid agenda. The numbers do not back up what you are trying to do.

You will comply

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Heh:

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False positives - the Wuhan Flu

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Presented for your consideration:

Two stories at Gateway Pundit

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These two caught my eye - clickable headlines:

The tide is turning. The media is still not reporting this - it will be major egg on their faces when the truth comes out. This is a welcome upheaval on so many levels.

Curious - N721AL

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From NOQ Report:

Dominion investigation? A DOJ plane went to Toronto (Dominion HQ), then to Atlanta
Is Dominion Voting Systems, the company at the heart of the voter fraud allegations flying across the country, being investigated by the Department of Justice? We can’t know for sure, but an interesting tidbit of flight plan data may point to an investigation currently underway.

N721AL, a plane owned by the Department of Justice, flew from Manassas, VA, near Washington DC to Toronto, Canada, on November 15th. It left on November 18th. Then, the same plane took a quick trip down to Atlanta yesterday, staying for only an hour and ten minutes.

Toronto is where Dominion Voting Systems is headquartered. Atlanta is the epicenter of many of the problems Dominion has had with its voting systems allegedly being hacked to help Joe Biden “win” the presidency. Is it possible that Dominion is being investigated. A three-day trip to Toronto is conspicuous, as is a very short stop—likely to pick something up like a voting machine or hard drive—in Atlanta.

NOQ Report Political Commentator and Republican candidate in California Konstantinos Roditis noticed the flights and reported them on Twitter:

This is curious. Don't think that they were on a poutine run.

Looks like a good movie

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From TurnKey Films:

Available on Amazon Prime - have to go over there and watch. Looks well done and an interesting part of our recent history. Tom Clancy could not have plotted a better story. Maybe he did and that is why he "died" in 2013 at the age of 66. COD was never made public. The deep state's tentacles are everywhere.

Some good news from South of the border

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From the United States Department of Justice:

More than 700 Members Of Transnational Organized Crime Groups Arrested in Central America in U.S. Assisted Operation
Today, senior law enforcement officials from the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras announced criminal charges in Central America against more than 700 members of transnational criminal organizations, primarily MS-13 and 18th Street gangs, which resulted from a one-week coordinated law enforcement action under Operation Regional Shield (ORS).

And this especially good bit of information:

Prosecutors in El Salvador filed criminal charges against 1,152 members of organized crime groups in the country, primarily MS-13 and 18th Street Gangs.  Within hours, the National  Civil Police had captured 572 of the defendants for charges involving terrorism, murder, extortion, kidnapping, vehicle theft, robbery, conspiracy, narcotics trafficking, money laundering, weapons violations, human trafficking and human smuggling.  Prosecutors and the Police also seized assets from these organized crime groups for forfeiture purposes. 

Great news - two of the nastier gangs out there. A nice track record too:

Regional Shield anti-gang efforts have led to charges against more than 11,000 gang members since 2017, including gang leaders nationwide.  Many of these indictments included the seizure of gang assets including firearms and money.  Also, during that time, more than a dozen smuggling/trafficking structures were dismantled.

President Trump continues to deliver - of course, this will never be mentioned in the mainstream media.

And Arizona comes into play

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Looks like they are going to have the same sort of meeting with the state legislature as happened recently in Pennsylvania. From Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis' twitter account:

Hold their feet to the fire. The evidence is overwhelming. They cheated and got caught. They need to pay for their crimes.

From the West Michigan FOX Afffiliate:

Michigan may have paid out $1.5 billion in fraudulent unemployment claims; director reportedly said it was not a "high priority"
A new audit shows the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency may have paid out more than $1.5 billion in claims without checking them for fraud.

The 30-page report done by consulting firm Deloitte, shows those claims were considered higher-risk.

The company interviewed 24 UIA and Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) personnel including executive leadership. They reviewed documents, emails, charts, polices, and federal and state UI guidance.

Typical Democrat run government - corrupt and incompetent.  Nobody is held accountable. If someone does get caught, they get moved to a different office for six months and then they usually get reinstated at higher pay. As a taxpayer, that is my money they are wasting - it was in part federally funded.

Fuck - I am old

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I remember when the strip started. And the story is published at the AARP website.

'Doonesbury' Turns 50: Garry Trudeau Reflects on the Iconic Comic Strip
AARP: What would you tell your 22-year-old self?

Trudeau: Don't turn 23. If that can't be arranged, watch out for 34, 53, 65 and 71. You will have challenges. Everyone does.

AARP: You were an overnight sensation, getting a deal with the Universal Press Syndicate six weeks after the strip appeared in your college newspaper. What is the downside of improbable success?

Trudeau: The high likelihood of feeling entitled. All the bad stuff flows from that. I was lucky enough to meet someone [broadcaster Jane Pauley] who was also experiencing early attention. That's a huge thing we have in common. There were a few other things as well, so we got married. And we've tried to keep each other grateful and grounded. When our daughter was young, she decided her mother wasn't actively leveraging her status and accused her of being a “bad celebrity.” She was right.

AARP: "Doonesbury” began as dispatches from the front lines of the generational divide, but it evolved into something far more complex. What was the key turning point for you?

Trudeau: After returning from a sabbatical in 1984, I started to move the characters forward in real time, aging them, giving them jobs, families. I realized that by keeping them frozen in time on a college campus, I'd been neglecting all the generational transitions that I myself was experiencing. Ever since, I've been chronicling their life passages and watching two new generations come of age.

Rest of the interview at the site. A cultural icon.

Getting dinner started

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Feeling heavy from all the turkey I had last night so having a large salad and some oven roasted veggies for dinner tonight. Got some faro cooking now. Yummy stuff - doing a miso/soy sauce topping. Faro takes about an hour to cook so getting it ready early.

Preaching to the choir

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While everyone is focused on the election fraud, Carter Page is getting his digs in.
From the Twitter account for Leslie McAdoo Gordon (Dr. Page's lawyer):

The complaint can be found here - he is going after: JAMES COMEY, ANDREW McCABE, KEVIN CLINESMITH, PETER STRZOK, LISA PAGE, JOE PIENTKA III, STEPHEN SOMMA, BRIAN J. AUTEN, and the DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. Quite the rogues gallery - the core of Crossfire Hurricane. Demanding a jury trial too. Discovery will be fun.

The relief is stiff:

An award of compensatory and special damages, including liquidated damages, in
appropriate amounts to be established at trial and as prescribed by the relevant operative statutes
alleged herein, but in no event in an amount less than $75,000,000.00;

Good - these are the people who falsified documents to obtain a FISA warrant to spy on President Trump's Presidential Campaign. They need to spend some serious time in jail to encourage the others. Time to get rid of the deep state.

Margot Cleveland has a nice précis at The Federalist:

Carter Page Sues DOJ, FBI, James Comey, And Others Behind Crossfire Hurricane FISA Abuse
In an eight-count complaint filed Friday in the D.C. District Court, Carter Page seeks damages of no less than $75 million from the U.S. government, the Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigations, and individuals responsible for obtaining four illegal Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act orders against Page.

Page’s 59-page complaint lists as defendants a veritable “Who’s Who” of the SpyGate scandal, including former FBI Director James Comey, Assistant Director Andrew McCabe, and the disgraced team of Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. Also singled out were Kevin Clinessmith, who earlier this year pleaded guilty to falsifying an email to hide Page’s past service as a source to the CIA, and FBI Agents Joe Pientka, Stephen Somma, and Brian Auten, with additional defendants identified merely as John Doe 1 – 10 and Jane Doe 1 – 10.

Much more at the site - heads gonna roll.  Looking forward to it. This kind of corruption needs to be pulled out and the participants locked away for ten years minimum.

An interesting look at China

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From Strategy Page:

China: Submit Or Suffer
Two things are impeding Chinese efforts to achieve superpower status; economic stability and a network of powerful and reliable allies. The problems with economic stability are linked to the more serious problems with establishing stable relationships with other countries.

Chinese tradition prevents both of these because China traditionally recognizes only enemies and subordinate foreigners. China does not do allies in the traditional way. Current Chinese “allies” include Russia, North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela, Turkey, Pakistan and Iran. These are not what most countries would consider reliable and useful allies. Turkey and Iran are not reliable or particularly dependable and useful. The other allies, including Russia, are more dependents than traditional allies.

Russia was, until 1991, a superpower and clearly superior militarily and economically to China. Since the 1990s Russia has become economically dependent on China, especially during the last decade because of low oil prices and post-2014 Ukraine related economic sanctions. Russia and China often cooperate when dealing with their mutual enemies, which currently includes just about every other country on the planet. Yet Russia and China are unnatural allies because Russia has taken much from China in the past and China never abandoned it claims on those lost territories. This is not just about territorial disputes in the Russian Far East, but also past Russian wrongs done to China. One of the most prominent of these was how the 1950-53 Korean War included China because Russia (Josef Stalin) insisted. In 1950 Russia was an essential military, economic and political ally of China. Despite many misgivings, China complied, sending over two million troops to North Korea over the next three years. About a third of these soldiers were casualties. Some ten percent of the Chinese troops were killed and other 20 percent were wounded or disabled by disease, accidents or exposure. Exposure (to extreme cold) and disease was a problem, especially during the first year. Russia provided over 70,000 military specialists and technical advisors as well large quantities of material support. But only about one percent of the Russians involved were casualties.

Much more at the site - a very very good "long view" of China and why we need to distance ourselves from them.
This is stuff that Gen. Mattis probably knows full well and he is still working for them.
Never forget - China is asshoe

Well screw you - Mad Dog Mattis

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I used to think that he was one of the good ones and a straight-up patriot.
Turns out he is just another D.C. moneygrabber lowlife - from Just The News:

Mattis didn't disclose ties to China-boosting firm in column slamming Trump's 'America First' policy
In an online column denouncing President Trump's "America First" policy that includes measures regarding Beijing, ex-Defense Secretary James Mattis did not disclose his affiliation with an organization that fosters international business deals with communist China.

As coauthor with three other writers in a Nov. 23 Foreign Affairs column, Mattis did not mention that he works for the The Cohen Group consulting firm. Nor did he challenge China's tough talk against U.S. policies regarding Taiwan, nor the strict economic retaliation Beijing levied against Australia.

Instead, Mattis criticized Trump administration policies toward Beijing. Such policies, touted by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, are not in line with The Cohen Group's approach toward international business dealings with Beijing.

"China is a market of enormous opportunity and complexity," the group states on its website, adding that the group's China Practice "has a solid record of success with professionals in offices in Beijing, Tianjin and Washington, DC."

Hey Jim.  Screw You. Fscking traitor. Lowlife. Got your 30 pieces of silver right here.

Riddle me that...

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A good question - from My Pensieve:

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Another day in paradise - sunshine

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Looks like a gorgeous day ahead - clouds are breaking up and the sun is shining.

No plans for the day except for coffee and processing the leftovers.

Harbor Freight is running a really good "Black Friday" sale and there is a rolling storage chest with a wood top that looks like it would make a good workbench - 46" wide so get two of them side-by-side and that would be perfect. I am currently using a cheap Costco shelving unit set up half-high with some plywood for the top. Having the enclosed storage would be a nice upgrade.

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Anyway, quick surf, have some breakfast and get on with the day.

And that is it for me

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Watch some videos and an early bedtime.  Halfway through the first glass of wine, dishwasher running, kitchen clean and food back in the fridge.  Seems to me like a three-glass night.

See what happens with the Kraken tomorrow and Monday.

How I feel right now:

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Turkey came out perfect - the breast was just the right size.  I have it cooling in the kitchen and will portion it out into vacuum bags tomorrow (fridge overnight of course).  Enough for about three more meals.  Mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, steamed rainbow chard and a waldorf salad. Going to run the dishes, clean up, open a box of wine (Costco Cab. Sav. - great deal) and call it a day. Some videos and an early bedtime.

Life continues to be a fantastic adventure - I would not miss it for the world.

Paragraph 14

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And why is Paragraph 14 so interesting? Ties right in to this - from the White House, September 12th, 2018:

First, Paragraph 14 again - with a highlight:

As explained and demonstrated in the accompanying redacted declaration of a former electronic intelligence analyst under 305th Military Intelligence with experience gathering SAM missile system electronic intelligence, the Dominion software was accessed by agents acting on behalf of China and Iran in order to monitor and manipulate elections, including the most recent US general election in 2020.  This Declaration further includes a copy of the patent records for Dominion Systems in which Eric Coomer is listed as the first of the inventors of Dominion Voting Systems.  (See Attached hereto as Exh. 8, copy of redacted witness affidavit, 17 pages, November 23, 2020).

And the White House:

Executive Order on Imposing Certain Sanctions in the Event of Foreign Interference in a United States Election
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) (NEA), section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (8 U.S.C. 1182(f)), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code,

I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, find that the ability of persons located, in whole or in substantial part, outside the United States to interfere in or undermine public confidence in United States elections, including through the unauthorized accessing of election and campaign infrastructure or the covert distribution of propaganda and disinformation, constitutes an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States. Although there has been no evidence of a foreign power altering the outcome or vote tabulation in any United States election, foreign powers have historically sought to exploit America’s free and open political system. In recent years, the proliferation of digital devices and internet-based communications has created significant vulnerabilities and magnified the scope and intensity of the threat of foreign interference, as illustrated in the 2017 Intelligence Community Assessment. I hereby declare a national emergency to deal with this threat.

Specifically:

Section 1. (a) Not later than 45 days after the conclusion of a United States election, the Director of National Intelligence, in consultation with the heads of any other appropriate executive departments and agencies (agencies), shall conduct an assessment of any information indicating that a foreign government, or any person acting as an agent of or on behalf of a foreign government, has acted with the intent or purpose of interfering in that election. The assessment shall identify, to the maximum extent ascertainable, the nature of any foreign interference and any methods employed to execute it, the persons involved, and the foreign government or governments that authorized, directed, sponsored, or supported it. The Director of National Intelligence shall deliver this assessment and appropriate supporting information to the President, the Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of Defense, the Attorney General, and the Secretary of Homeland Security.

Which explains a lot about recent events - from CNN:

Trump administration removes experts from Defense Policy Board
Several high profile members of the Defense Policy Board were removed on Wednesday by the Trump administration, in yet another purge of longstanding foreign policy experts and national security establishment figures in the final days of the Trump era, according to three defense officials.

Members who were suddenly removed include former Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and Henry Kissinger, former ranking member of the House Intelligence committee Jane Harman and former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, two of the officials said.

As well as this - also from CNN

Trump administration removes senior defense officials and installs loyalists, triggering alarm at Pentagon
The Trump administration has carried out sweeping changes atop the Defense Department's civilian leadership structure, removing several of its most senior officials and replacing them with perceived loyalists to the President.

The Executive Order uses members of the Deparment of National Intellegence as well as the Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of Defense and others. He was aware that this would happen, he was ready for it and the trap has been sprung.  All the people who were fired were deep-state loyalists. These are unelected people who are not held accountable for their actions and whose decisions set United States policies. This is getting really interesting.

Hmmm - going to have to try this salsa

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Found this at Atomic Fungus:

The lovely thing about this salsa is that it is not the kind of thing you pop into your mouth and go, "AIGHH HOT HOT WATER ICECREAM SOMETHING" oh no. The first bite is sweet. The second bite is sweet-ish. Third and fourth, okay, this is starting to grow on me...and after a bit you can feel the heat begin to build. I try to make it on the mild side, by removing about 1/3 to 1/2 of the jalapeno seeds before dicing the peppers. In truth I could probably stand the full-strength stuff, but my mother-in-law cannot, and so I'm in this habit now.

If it wasn't such a process to make it, I'd probably try making a full-on batch. You need 12 ounces of cranberries, a quarter cup of green onions, and a quarter cup of cilantro; half a cup of sugar, a decent pinch of salt, two jalapenos, and a couple tablespoons of lime juice. I use lemon juice since that's what I have on hand, but it's still four ingredients I do not habitually stock.

Anyway, you take all that stuff and whiz it in a food processor until it's salsa texture. You have to let it sit for at least an hour so the flavors can marry. Then--serve atop a bed of cream cheese with some good hearty crackers that won't break when you try to scoop up a mouthful of delicious salsa atop mellow cream cheese. Wheat Thins are the recommended variety to use.

Already made the cranberry sauce for dinner but will file this away for future ideas.

Looks like Vox Day was right (yet again)

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I posted this yesterday about the reaction to the pre-release of Sidney Powell's suit.
Now that the suit has been released, he posts this from a lawyer who has read the suit:

Mailvox: A second opinion
A second lawyer writes of his initial impression of Powell's GA lawsuit.

    1. This is a 104-page complaint, a firehose of information and allegations from a very big-time lawyer. Anyone who tells you this is suit nothing or that they've grasped this entire complaint after one night of reading is lying. This is going to take all weekend for most intelligent people to read and grasp, including lawyers. I've not even completed reading it, I'm taking it slow.
    2. It's now blindingly obvious why the Trump campaign disassociated from Powell a few days ago: they wanted this lawsuit to be officially unrelated to the campaign and its finances. Trump and his campaign are not parties she's representing here, she's representing electors in GA. Far from throwing her under the bus, they deliberately made her a completely free radical, unencumbered by campaign rules and regulations and Swamp oversight.  Like with Roger Stone, she's outside the system. 
    3. This suit is a big reason why General Flynn was pardoned this week. Now, the corrupt Flynn trial judge can't waste time or resources by demanding Powell file extra briefs or come to court and distract her from this. That great Dem delay tactic has been neutralized; Powell is all in on this. 
    4. Page 9, Paragraph 14. Holy shit. 
    5. For about 7 days now, the SJW defense rhetoric I've heard was, in part, "Oh yeah? When they going to prove this in court? Put up or shut up." Now, after Rudy's hearings yesterday and Powell's filing last night, they've put up----they put it on the line. Big time. 
    6. The Democratic party lawyers just shit their pants. Biden did as well, but he does that every morning. Their Thanksgiving is officially ruined; they are all going to be working all holiday weekend to file a response.

Paragraph 14 reads:

As explained and demonstrated in the accompanying redacted declaration of a former electronic intelligence analyst under 305th Military Intelligence with experience gathering SAM missile system electronic intelligence, the Dominion software was accessed by agents acting on behalf of China and Iran in order to monitor and manipulate elections, including the most recent US general election in 2020.  This Declaration further includes a copy of the patent records for Dominion Systems in which Eric Coomer is listed as the first of the inventors of Dominion Voting Systems.  (See Attached hereto as Exh. 8, copy of redacted witness affidavit, 17 pages, November 23, 2020).

The whole suit can be found here: COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY, EMERGENCY, AND PERMANENT INJUNCTIVE RELIEF

Democrats? Put up or shut up.  You cheated and we caught you.

Not just the United States - China is meddling everywhere. From CNN:

India bans more Chinese apps as tensions remain high
India has banned dozens more Chinese apps, drawing a rebuke from Beijing and further straining already tense relations between the world's most populous countries.

"We firmly oppose the Indian side's repeated use of 'national security' as an excuse to prohibit some mobile apps with Chinese background," Ji Rong, spokesperson for China's embassy in India, said on Wednesday.

Good - China is trying to spread its influence around the world. Not going to happen.  This is a slow war and President Trump has been 100% right to recognize it for what it is and to make it stop.

Pennsylvania - fraud

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Interesting video from Kanekoa the Great''s twitter feed:

Visit the link and follow the thread - the evidence is damning. Organised fraud on a massive scale.

Thanksgiving lockdown - some pushback

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Wonderful news - from Frontpage Magazine:

Cops Refuse to be the Thanksgiving Police
After failing to deal with months of violent riots in Portland, Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced that she instead wants the police to go after families celebrating Thanksgiving.

When asked whether Oregonians should call the police on their neighbors if they have more than 6 people in their homes for Thanksgiving, she replied, “This is no different than what happens if there's a party down the street... they call law enforcement."

Except law enforcement has no interest in replying.

The Marion County Sheriff’s office, whose jurisdiction includes the state capital, declined, stating, "We cannot arrest or enforce our way out of the pandemic."

When Governor Cuomo of New York, whose order forcing nursing homes to accept infected coronavirus patients may have killed as many as 11,000 senior citizens, tried to enlist law enforcement in his crackdown on Thanksgiving, the sheriffs of New York also wouldn’t do it.

The Steuben County Sheriff's Office assured that "the men and women of the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office will not be peeking in your window or attempting to enter your property to count the number of persons at your table on Thanksgiving."

"I can't see how devoting our resources to counting cars in our citizens' driveways or investigating how much turkey or dressing they've purchased is for the public good,” the Saratoga County Sheriff's Office objected.

“This national holiday has created longstanding family traditions that are at the heart of America, and these traditions should not be stopped or interrupted by Governor Cuomo’s mandates,” the Erie County Sheriff's Office declared.

"With regard to the Thanksgiving Executive Order, the Fulton County Sheriff's Office will NOT be enforcing it," another office stated, "So don't feel a need to hide cars, cover with leaves or walk 3 blocks so your house doesn't become a target of the Governors EO."

I think that the tyrants are beginning to realize that they overstepped and are going to suffer the consequences of their actions.  This is being very well played and the end game is going to be damaging to the progressives and to their lap-dog media outlets.  Very damaging.  Red Pill time.

Kraken part two

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And Sidney Powell files suit - from The Epoch Times:

Powell Lawsuit in Michigan Alleges ‘Dominion Computer Fraud’ and ‘Illegal Conduct’ by Election Workers
Attorney Sidney Powell filed a lawsuit late Wednesday seeking to set aside the results of the election in Michigan, claiming that “hundreds of thousands of illegal, ineligible, duplicate, or purely fictitious ballots” enabled by “massive election fraud” helped make possible Biden’s vote count lead in the state. The suit also pointed to multiple issues pertaining to Dominion Voting Systems.

The attorney, who previously worked with President Donald Trump’s legal team, also filed a separate lawsuit in Georgia late Wednesday with allegations of voting irregularities and fraud. She announced on Twitter that the “Kraken” had been released in both states, with exhibits to follow.

The 75-page complaint filed in Michigan alleges “massive election fraud” throughout the state in violation of Michigan’s Elections Code and the U.S. Constitution.

“The scheme and artifice to defraud was for the purpose of illegally and fraudulently manipulating the vote count to manufacture an election of Joe Biden as president of the United States,” the suit alleges. It adds that fraud was committed in many ways, but the most “troubling, insidious, and egregious ploy” involved “systemic adaptation of old-fashioned ‘ballot-stuffing.'”

Fun times indeed

Looks like the Kraken is being released

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And Boy Howdy - it is a lot larger than I thought. From Independent Sentinel:

Lin Wood’s case in Georgia is back on!
The 11th Circuit just granted Lin Wood’s appeal in Georgia challenging the validity of the Georgia election procedure.

The case was dismissed last week.

Nice Thanksgiving news!

He wrote: Thanksgiving Eve News! 11th Circuit granted my Emergency Motion for Expedited Review of lawsuit challenging validity of GA election procedure. We The People delivered a historic landslide win for @realDonaldTrump in GA & nationally. We The People will not allow it be stolen.”

The momentum is starting to build and the other side has nothing they can do except riot and fling poo.

And back home for the day - a nice drive

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Walked the pups - Bear and Truffle have a wonderful time playing together. Got my coffee, checked the mail and went for a nice 60 mile drive through the Skagit valley farmlands - a really gorgeous place. Nice to see all the migratory birds coming in for the winter.  This area is a major migratory stop for quite a few species.

Quick surf and start fixing dinner...

Best wishes for a wonderful thanksgiving

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Heading out to take the pups for a nice long walk and then get some coffee.

Costco had a nice meal available - turkey breast with dressing, gravy and mashed potatoes and green beans.  Will pop that in the oven when I get back. Also making some homemade cranberry sauce. Gorge on turkey and cryovac the leftovers.

Wishing everyone a great day.

And that is it for the night - videos

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Time for some mindless drivel. Heading over to YouTube.

The Bar

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From Woodsterman:

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A fun list - 100 inventions for 2020

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From Time - some interesting ideas there. Just scroll down: The Best Inventions of 2020

Pennsylvania - a hearing

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President Trump is an excellent extemporaneous speaker - here is almost ten minutes of him speaking to the PA State Senate hearing on voter fraud in the 2020 Election:

Be sure to use the little gear icon at the bottom of the screen to adjust your playback speed - 1.5 works great and saves a lot of time.

Here is Rudy Guilani delivering a two minute smackdown:

And done for the day - fixing dinner

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Some big news and once again, President Trump is playing 5-dimensional chess.
From Busted Knuckles:

BREAKING NEWS, Trump Has Pardoned General Mike Flynn
He was the very first one The Deep State via the outgoing Obama administration went after with bogus charges to shut him up and shut him out of Trump’s administration.

This guy knows where the bodies are buried, has been under a gag order for years, has had a judge refuse to drop the charges even though the U.S. Attorney General recommended it and is now free to start putting the ass on the dirty motherfuckers who did him wrong.

Make no mistake, this is big.

And now things are going to get really interesting.  There is also this unverified rumor at Vox Day:

If it is another /pol/ LARP
We will probably know tomorrow. That being said, I found it interesting that the poster referred to something that most non-lawyers get completely wrong, which is the one thing that makes this post on /pol/ potentially credible. See if there is anything that sticks out to you as unlikely, and then I'll explain what I noticed.

I am an insider with the Biden campaign team and have been tasked with lurking here over the past month or so trying to monitor and report on what information is being discovered and passed around on the web. Pol seems to get news on the election and fraud claims faster than any other outlet the campaign team is familiar with.

Anyway, I wanted to drop some slightly early news on you. Late this evening, the campaign received an advance copy of Sidney Powell’s lawsuit that she plans on filing tomorrow in Georgia.

I’ll just say this - a lot of people in the building lost their shit after seeing it. Not only does it make a metric ton of bombshell accusations, she appears to the goods to back up many of her claims. I have some experience with lawsuits, and I don’t recall ever seeing one with this many exhibits.

I won’t claim to be “in the know,” with respect to what fraud actually occurred or what level was approved or authorized by the big wigs at the top, but I will say that the mood around here has taken a serious turn. Earlier this evening, everyone was basically still in party mode, especially following the GSA decision yesterday to release the transition funds (champagne!). Since receiving the suit this evening, no one has heard from either Joe or Kamala and everyone is acting like it’s really, really bad.

I don’t want to say too much, except that the suit alleges some really, really bad things in the form of what amounts to basically bribes and pay-to-play schemes and implicates high level DNC operatives and GOP members in Georgia. There is some really meaningful witness testimony, including a couple of whistle blowers (DNC ops that worked on this campaign) that actually admit to being complicit with vote switching and ballot stuffing.

The element on which a number of uninformed /pol/ skeptics have focused is the "advance copy" of the lawsuit being provided to the other side. But in both arbitrations and lawsuits, it is required to provide the opposing counsel a copy of the filings at the same time you send it to the court. This can actually turn into a tactical game when deadlines are specified, since some lawyers intentionally wait to see the other side's filings before filing their own.

Since it usually takes 1-3 days for court filings to appear on the relevant court sites, it would not be uncommon for a non-lawyer to describe what is actually a copy of the filing as an "advance copy". If the post is not a LARP, what this probably means is that Sidney Powell has started the process of uploading what is a very large filing and will announce it tomorrow after it has finished.

Anyhow, we'll find out soon enough. I just thought that was an unusual non-mistake that the average LARPer would have been unlikely to make.

LARP = Live Action Roll Play = playing a game.  Some people get so involved in these that they confuse real life with their game.  Sometimes to disastrous and hilarious consequences.

Getting on with my day

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Got a few errands to take care of - run the pups out to a local dog park, deliver a thumb drive with some video of a meeting, pick up a book from the library (re-reading the Hornblower series), get some coffee, check the mail and do the usual Wednesday grocery deliveries. Spending today puttering around at home - no plans but there are a lot of little things that need my attention.

A little bit of karma

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Those who live by the sword edition - from Frontpage Magazine:

Black Lives Matter Leader Killed in Carjacking
If only there had been a police officer there to save him. But Black Lives Matter had spent 2020 howling that police officers were racist slave-catching agents of a colonial state who needed to be abolished. Crime skyrocketed and BLM's racist organizers aren't immune from the consequences of their policies.

A young protest leader known for his energy and optimism amid Louisville's movement for racial justice became a new symbol of gun violence when he was shot and killed early Monday.

"Gun violence" is actually crime. Guns don't decide to carjack a car and then shoot someone. Criminals do. Unless cops are there to stop them.

Hamza "Travis" Nagdy, 21, has been identified as the victim of a shooting just before 12:30 a.m. EST on Crittenden Drive in Louisville, according to social media posts by several family members, including his mother and stepmother. Nagdy was a regular at Jefferson Square Park, where protesters have gathered to demand justice for Breonna Taylor since late May.

Breonna Taylor was killed when her drug dealer boyfriend opened fire on police.

"He's irreplaceable," Taylor said. "Travis really believed he could help change systemic racism. He believed he could be a big part of that change.

"What I'm hoping is he will become a symbol of the violence that's going on, and people will finally give it the attention that we need to be giving to this record number of homicides in our city. ...We're just hoping that he will become a symbol of what great lives we are going to lose if we don't wrap a movement around what's going on."

Seriously, is this a joke? There is a movement. It's called fighting crime. That's the movement that BLM was set up to dismantle. These are the consequences.

Glorify crime and you get criminals. This is not social justice, this is bad decision making. This is the result of disfunctional families, piss-poor school systems and democrat rule. Nothing less and nothing more.

Heh - so true

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From Woodsterman

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I would love to see term limits for Congress - two or three and you are back on the streets again. A Congressional post was never intended to be a plush sinecure.

And that is it for tonight

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Feeling really sleepy - got an early grocery delivery run tomorrow - the store is going to be busy so they are having me pick the orders up in the morning.

Watch a couple of videos and then to bed.  Woke up as usual this morning but rolled over and napped for two more hours.  Something is up - feel fine but been craving sleep a lot more than usual.

Things get interesting in Michigan

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From ABC affiliate WPBN:

Kalkaska County board recommends impeachment of governor
Commissioners from Kalkaska County voted to recommend the impeachment of Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

The board has been discussing this for over a month.

They voted four to two to pass a resolution calling for the impeachment of the governor. One board member was absent.

Whitmer has been forcing citizens to follow rules that are not in line with the Michigan State Constitution. She is overstepping her authority. Her being impeached and removed from office will be an excellent "encouragement" to the other totalitarian governors out there. Paging Mr. Inslee, Mr. Jay Inslee to the white courtesy telephone please...

As the left begins to consume itself

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All Communist/Socialist groups do this and nobody bothers to learn their history.  They always think that they are important - they will not be eaten like those other people over there.  From Legal Insurrection:

Blowtorch Sheldon Whitehouse fights Blowhard Dick Durbin for top Dem spot on Senate Judiciary Committee
Dianne Feinstein recently announced that she would not seek to remain the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee for the next congressional term starting in January 2021.

Feinstein came under a lot of fire from fellow Democrats for not savaging Amy Coney Barrett the way Democrats savaged Brett Kavanaugh. Feinstein was practically burned at the stake as a heretic for a modest embrace of Lindsey Graham at the end of the Barrett hearings.

Feinstein’s departure has set off a scramble to replace her on the Committee. If Democrats win both Georgia Senate Runoffs, that would mean Chairmanship of the powerful committee, including control over judicial nominations.

Dick Durban from Illinois is the most senior Democrat on the committee after Feinstein, so by seniority the slot should go to him. In the Senate, seniority counts for a lot. But Durbin is a blowhard. No one fears him.

A lot of liberals are not happy with Durbin's claim to slot, he’s viewed as not sufficiently progressive and not enough of a fighter. Durbin is a blowhard, but not a blowtorch, and Democrats want a blowtorch.

Heh - the really dumb guy gets the post because of senority. Some of the progs are pushing Senator Sheldon Whitehouse for the post - he is the next in line after Durban. Much more at the site - some fun reading.

Also, Feinstein did not step down voluntarily - she was pushed by Chuck the Schmuck.

And I missed it - St. Clement's Day

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Yesterday but I was distracted.  St. Clement's Day?

Saint Clement's Day was traditionally, and in some places still is, celebrated on the 23 November, a welcome festival between Halloween and Christmas. Pope Clement I is the patron saint of metalworkers and blacksmiths, and so these workers traditionally enjoyed a holiday on his feast day.

I have celebrated it before - next year, I will have my shop on the island built and operational so I'll host a party then.

Back home and back out again

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Dog walk, dump run and coffee so far today - switching vehicles and heading up north to run some errands.

Quick surf first.

UPDATE: Aaaand nothing catches my eye. I am outta here....

And out for the day - a day of rest

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Running a few errands but that is it. Back in a little while.

President-elect but corrupt as hell

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Maybe Biden will be the first sitting President to govern from a jail cell - from 90 Miles:

New Senate findings 'confirm the connections' between Biden family and Chinese, Russian governments
The top Republican senators—who spearhead the investigations into Hunter Biden's overseas business dealings—have released "supplemental" findings that "confirm the connections" between the Biden family and Communist China "as well as the links" to the Russian government.

Senate Committee on Finance Chair Chuck Grassley and Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Chair Ron Johnson published the majority staff report Wednesday to add to their Sept. 23 research, entitled, "Hunter Biden, Burisma and Corruption: The Impact on U.S. Government Policy and Related Concerns."

The update discloses new evidence of ties between the Democratic presidential nominee's son and Biden business partner Rob Walker who "appears to have been associated with at least three companies connected to Hunter Biden: Oldaker, Biden and Belair LLP; Seneca Global Advisors; and Rosemont Seneca Advisors."

Grassley and Johnson cite intel provided to their committees by high-profile whistleblower Tony Bobulinski. WhatsApp exchanges "demonstrate a close working relationship between Walker and the Biden family." On May 22, 2017, Walker provided Jim Biden’s contact information via WhatsApp message to Bobulinski for "inclusion in a corporate agreement."WhatsApp messages between Walker and Bobulinski dated May 22, 2017

Impeachment would be a delightful bit of schadenfreude. A nice sense of turn-about.

Makes perfect sense - criminals

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Why have to travel to a mall when you can have your loot delivered directly to your door.  Just order a cheap crack pipe from Amazon, track your package online and be ready with some friends for the delivery. From Zero Hedge:

Armed Baltimore Gangs Target Delivery Drivers In Recent Wave Of Carjackings And Robberies
As the coronavirus pandemic drives online holiday shopping - USPS, FedEx, UPS, and Amazon delivery workers distribute more mail and packages than ever. The increased number of deliveries has left delivery vans densely packed with a treasure trove of consumer goods and other valuable items, which have become sitting ducks for armed criminal gangs. 

Armed criminal gangs in Baltimore City have recognized the online shopping boom. They're giving up on robbing brick and mortar stores and have now opted to hijack or rob delivery service vehicles.

Just this week alone, there's been a series of mail and package delivery drivers targeted in lawless Baltimore City. 

According to FOX45 News, the first incident occurred on Monday along Mosher Street, in west Baltimore, an area known for criminal gangs, widespread homicides, and out of control opioid crisis. Investigators said armed suspects hijacked a USPS mail carrier. The van was recovered hours later, but it appears the suspects were able to loot it. USPS is offering a $50,000 reward for any information about the gang involved.

Must be wonderful living in a Democrat controlled city.

And it's showtime

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Watch some videos and then to bed.  Long day tomorrow and Wednesday.

So so true

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My music and my video systems both have two screens - this is a real thing:

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Tip 'o the hat to The Chive

As Seattle circles the drain

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Looks like things are going to get spicy when President Trump wins his second term. From Law Enforcement Today:

Seattle police lose 34 more officers as cops resign, retire or transfer out at frantic rates
Can’t say the outgoing police chief didn’t warn her city council – former Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best accurately predicted more demise and dwindling numbers of officers.  Now, 34 more officers have recently resigned, retired, or otherwise transferred.

More at the site.  The Seattle City government owns this. They bought the narrative and now, they own the consequences.

China's tentacles are everywhere

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No big surprise - this time, it is the media - from the Tennessee Star:

The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post Among Newspapers Paid Millions by Beijing-Controlled News Outlet to Publish Propaganda this Year
An English-language newspaper controlled by the Chinese Communist Party’s propaganda department paid U.S. media companies nearly $2 million for printing and advertising expenses over the past six months, even amid heightened scrutiny over Beijing’s disinformation efforts in the West.

China Daily paid The Wall Street Journal more than $85,000 and the Los Angeles Times $340,000 for advertising campaigns between May and October 2020, according to a disclosure that the propaganda mill filed this week with the Justice Department under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).

China Daily also paid Foreign Policy magazine $100,000, The Financial Times, a U.K.-based newspaper, $223,710, and $132,046 to the Canadian outlet Globe & Mail for advertising campaigns, according to the filing.

The Beijing-based outlet paid several newspaper companies a total of $1,154,666 for printing costs, including $110,000 to the Los Angeles Times, $92,000 to The Houston Chronicle and $76,000 to The Boston Globe.

Overall, China Daily spent more than $4.4 million on printing, distribution, advertising and administration expenses over the past six months, according to the FARA filing.

Control our media, control a significant portion of our populace. Hell no.

Life in the big apple

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A Democrat shithole city - from the New York Post:

Hundreds of bodies remain in Brooklyn freezer trucks months after COVID-19 began
The corpses of hundreds of New Yorkers remain frozen in trucks on the Brooklyn waterfront more than six months after the coronavirus first struck Gotham — and as the city braces for a possible second wave.

An emergency disaster morgue was set up in April on the 39th Street Pier in the Sunset Park neighborhood – and it’s there where roughly 650 bodies are being stored in the freezer trucks, the city’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner confirmed to The Post on Sunday.

Many of the bodies are of people whose families either cannot be located or cannot afford a proper burial, the agency said.

And then there is this - from the NYC ABC affiliate:

New York City business owners face uncertain future as new restrictions loom
Even though New York's positivity rate is the lowest in the Tri-State area, officials are still warning that new restrictions are imminent.

And this:

On Friday, de Blasio again warned New York City is headed for new restrictions as data shows COVID-19 cases are still rising.

"The restrictions that are coming. I've been very overt in the fact that the governor said an orange zone is coming. By our own projections, based on the state data, that will happen soon after Thanksgiving, probably the first week of December," de Blasio said during a radio appearance.

And the upshot? From the NY Post:

New stats reveal massive NYC exodus amid coronavirus, crime
More than 300,000 New Yorkers have bailed from the Big Apple in the last eight months, new stats show.

City residents filed 295,103 change of address requests from March 1 through Oct. 31, according to data The Post obtained from the US Postal Service under a Freedom of Information Act request.

Since the data details only when 11 or more forwarding requests were made to a particular county outside NYC, the number of moves is actually higher. And a single address change could represent an entire household, which means far more than 300,000 New Yorkers fled the five boroughs.

Time for another U-Haul Index

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Pretty dramatic difference - 3.6 times higher.  I picked Charleston, WV as it is the capitol of West Virginia - a red state.  I also picked middle of the week and away from the beginning or end of the month.  Get the lowest price for each query. Again, this is just a fraction of the people moving - a lot of people will pack everything into their vehicles and other people will hire the job out.

Washington State voter fraud

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We do live in interesting times:

James Miller, former project manager and engineer at Boeing, and expert in systems and processes, joins Dylan Moore at Freedom Washington to discuss his journey of discovery regarding voting machines and the voting system in Washington State. James details the problems and the solution.

And here is the website for Freedom Washington

Dr. Mike Yeadon on the Wuhan Flu

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YouTube pulled this video down after two hours.  Hmmmm???

He speaks fairly slowly but there is a little 1X at the bottom right of the screen. Watching it at 1.5X is just right. He is a former Vice President at Pfizer - he discusses his thoughts as to why the lockdown was a mistake, and why the government strategies to manage the pandemic are only making things worse.

More at the London Daily Mail

Lou Dobbs from 2006 on CNN

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Concerns about Voting machines:

This was back when journalists actually did their jobs.

Peace in the Middle East

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From Associated Press:

Reports: Israeli PM flew to Saudi Arabia, met crown prince
Israeli media reported Monday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to Saudi Arabia for a clandestine meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, which would mark the first known encounter between senior Israeli and Saudi officials.

The reported meeting was the latest move by the Trump Administration to promote normalized ties between Israel and the broader Arab world and reflected the shared concern of all three nations about Iran.

The Israeli news site Walla, followed quickly by other Hebrew-language media, cited an unnamed Israeli official as saying that Netanyahu and Yossi Cohen, head of Israel’s Mossad spy agency, flew to the Saudi city of Neom on Sunday, where they met with the crown prince. The prince was there for talks with visiting U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

John Kerry said that there would never be peace in the middle east. President Trump said: "Hold my beer"

The theme song for 2020

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From the irreverent Russian band: Little Big

Yet another day in paradise

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Warm but raining - temps in the high 40's.

Fixing some breakfast, working around the house this morning and then out for coffee. Quick surf.

YouTuber...

Beware the radical extremists

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From Mostly Cajun:

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So true...

Wonder how much Chairman Xi paid the New York Times to publish this load of propaganda.
Probably nothing as they are already slobbering over our erstwhile new masters hoping to ingratiate themselves with them. After all, they did such a knock-up job with Walter Duranty's crap. Hey still has his Pulitzer Prize.

How Steve Bannon and a Chinese Billionaire Created a Right-Wing Coronavirus Media Sensation
Dr. Li-Meng Yan wanted to remain anonymous. It was mid-January, and Dr. Yan, a researcher in Hong Kong, had been hearing rumors about a dangerous new virus in mainland China that the government was playing down. Terrified for her personal safety and career, she reached out to her favorite Chinese YouTube host, known for criticizing the Chinese government.

Within days, the host was telling his 100,000 followers that the coronavirus had been deliberately released by the Chinese Communist Party. He wouldn’t name the whistle-blower, he said, because officials could make the person “disappear.”

By September, Dr. Yan had abandoned caution. She appeared in the United States on Fox News making the unsubstantiated claim to millions that the coronavirus was a bio-weapon manufactured by China.

Overnight, Dr. Yan became a right-wing media sensation, with top advisers to President Trump and conservative pundits hailing her as a hero. Nearly as quickly, her interview was labeled on social media as containing “false information,” while scientists rejected her research as a polemic dressed up in jargon.

More at the site. This is total misreporting of the facts.  Does the NY Times not have any shame?

China is trying to quash any association with the Wuhan Flu - first, by convincing the media to abandon the long-standing practice of naming a pandemic after its point of origin: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, the Spanish Flu and Ebola (a river in Zaire) are but three examples. Next, they said it originated in a food market close to their biolab in Wuhan.  The signature of the virus shows that it was in part man-made. China has been dissapearing whistle-blowers (at least five). Their centralized top-down government has been paralyzed by analysis paralysis. China does not enjoy a free press so the real news is always censored by the state-sponsored media. Their handling of the Wuhan Flu has been one big hot mess.  To top it off, Dr. Yan is not just some researcher, she is a Virologist and was one of the first people working with the Wuhan Flu when it first started infecting Asian citizens (She worked at the Hong Kong School of Public Health).

I know that the major news outlets are biased but this goes beyond bias and into out and out propaganda.
A few words on the subject:

All this was inspired by the principle—which is quite true within itself—that in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods.

It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation. For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying.
— Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, vol. I, ch. X

This is what we are dealing with today - this is how far this Republic has fallen. Time to clean house.

From Breitbart:

Trump Legal Team Distances from Sidney Powell
President Donald Trump’s legal team distanced themselves from attorney Sidney Powell on Sunday evening, noting that she did not represent the president, either as part of the team or in his personal capacity.

In a statement attributed to Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, and Trump legal adviser Jenna Ellis, the team said: “Sidney Powell is practicing law on her own. She is not a member of the Trump Legal Team. She is also not a lawyer for the President in his personal capacity.”

A source who spoke to Breitbart News on background suggested that the team had hoped to work with her, but that Powell’s public claims had gone beyond the scope of the evidence they had seen and believed they could prove in court.

Powell had pursued a theory that Dominion voting machines, operating with Smartmatic software, were manipulable and had been responsible for switching votes from Trump to Democratic challenger Joe Biden. She also alleged that Dominion had worked with foreign governments, including Venezuela, and produced an affidavit purporting to support that allegation.

She had not yet provided evidence that votes had actually been changed, however, and has faced increasing public criticism.

Powell, an outspoken conservative, gained wide acclaim for her representation of former National Security Adviser Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn (Ret.), who withdrew his guilty plea after being prosecuted for lying to the FBI.

She has had a great track-record for her legal practice.  What has changed? She has been vocal about what is going to be released and how much proof they have. This is also curious - from General Flynn's twitter account:

Now I am confused.

Aaand home for the night

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Got the pups fed and took them for a second run this afternoon on the way up to Costco.

Spaghetti and a salad for dinner tonight. Quick surf first.

Back home and heading out again

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Switching vehicles.  Up to Costco and running a few other errands.

Did a quick surf and it is a quiet news day.

And I am outta here for a few hours

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The dogs are running around the house so taking them to a local park to get their ya-yas out. Run them ragged.  Coffee, Costco for some gas and food.

Kind of a gray cloudy day so far - rain in the forecast for this afternoon.  Another day in paradise.

Zozobra - the word for today

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From Francisco Gallegos and Carlos Alberto Sánchez writing at Mic by way of Zero Hedge:

There's a word for your overwhelming anxiety, and it's "zozobra"
Ever had the feeling that you can’t make sense of what’s happening? One moment everything seems normal, then suddenly the frame shifts to reveal a world on firestruggling with pandemicrecessionclimate change, and political upheaval.

That’s “zozobra,” the peculiar form of anxiety that comes from being unable to settle into a single point of view, leaving you with questions like: Is it a lovely autumn day, or an alarming moment of converging historical catastrophes?

On the eve of a general election in which the outcome — and aftermath — is unknown, it is a condition that many Americans may be experiencing.

As scholars of this phenomenon, we have noted how zozobra has spread in U.S. society in recent years, and we believe the insight of Mexican philosophers can be helpful to Americans during these tumultuous times.

Ever since the conquest and colonization of the valley of Mexico by Hernán Cortés, Mexicans have had to cope with wave after wave of profound social and spiritual disruption — wars, rebellions, revolution, corruption, dictatorship and now the threat of becoming a narco-state. Mexican philosophers have had more than 500 years of uncertainty to reflect on, and they have important lessons to share.

Zozobra and the wobbling of the world
The word “zozobra” is an ordinary Spanish term for “anxiety” but with connotations that call to mind the wobbling of a ship about to capsize. The term emerged as a key concept among Mexican intellectuals in the early 20th century to describe the sense of having no stable ground and feeling out of place in the world.

This feeling of zozobra is commonly experienced by people who visit or immigrate to a foreign country: the rhythms of life, the way people interact, everything just seems “off” – unfamiliar, disorienting and vaguely alienating.

According to the philosopher Emilio Uranga (1921-1988), the telltale sign of zozobra is wobbling and toggling between perspectives, being unable to relax into a single framework to make sense of things. As Uranga describes it in his 1952 book “Analysis of Mexican Being”:

“Zozobra refers to a mode of being that incessantly oscillates between two possibilities, between two affects, without knowing which one of those to depend on … indiscriminately dismissing one extreme in favor of the other. In this to and fro the soul suffers, it feels torn and wounded.”

What makes zozobra so difficult to address is that its source is intangible. It is a soul-sickness not caused by any personal failing, nor by any of the particular events that we can point to.

Instead, it comes from cracks in the frameworks of meaning that we rely on to make sense of our world — the shared understanding of what is real and who is trustworthy, what risks we face and how to meet them, what basic decency requires of us and what ideals our nation aspires to.

Much more at the site.  This is so spot on to today's problems - a perfect word to incorporate into our vocabulary.

Just hell no - China

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If there was any collusion, it's not Russia. From Breitbart:

China Issues Instructions for ‘Incoming Biden Administration’
Obey Beijing, do not challenge China’s assumed economic superiority and open your domestic markets without restraint: these are the three key instructions for Joe Biden issued in an op-ed published Sunday by the Global Times, official propaganda mouthpiece of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

The piece outlines China’s vision of the future under a compliant Joe Biden administration, stating from the beginning the CCP wants a “partnership” that is “categorically different” than that offered by U.S. President Donald Trump.

“Biden is, irrevocably, the 46th US president,” the editorial offers without evidence, before outlining just why the two countries should combine their resources in fighting the coronavirus epidemic.

To that end the Global Times maintains that supine America is a good America, warning its friend Joe Biden, “Demonizing China or slinging dirt on Chinese people will never help to stop the flare-up of infections and fatalities in America.”

That last sentence...  Are they threatening us with biological warfare? I can only imagine that they have something worse cooked up in the Wuhan lab - plus, they probably have the vaccines already for their own people. This was just a shot across the bow to see if we would be complaint.  Unfortunately, we proved that we were.

Talk about cognitive dissonance

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Cognitive dissonance? Here: InfoGalactic:

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I will leave you with this

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Reprinted in full - from Vox Day:

No one here will be shocked
But an awful lot of other people will be once the truth begins to come out about the reality of the evil U.S. political elite.

So the Supreme Court is being aligned. They Department of Defense was recently realigned by the president. Take a look at how he put in place a cyberterrorism and terrorism expert. As I said look at what he did in 2018 with the executive order to deal with foreign interference in our national elections....

The one thing I’ll say is there’ll be an intermingling. There will be people going to jail I believe who are involved in all of those or some of those same investigations. So there is potentially a great awakening. The truth has to come out. I believe it will. I do not think that you can hide the truth. I do say it and I believe it, every lie will be revealed. This country is going to be shocked when they find the truth about who’s been occupying the Oval Office for some periods of years. They’re going to be shocked at the level of pedophilia. They are going to be shocked at what I believe is going to be a revelation in terms of people who are engaged in satanic worship.

You may recall that I had a very brief brush with some elite social circles and Donald Trump was there at the time. I never saw anything out of the ordinary, but I didn't like anything about any of the people I met and I really didn't like their general vibe, which is saying something when you consider that I didn't have any issues with the Wax Trax! crowd.

That's why I don't think it's just going to be the Clinton-Obama crowd. I'm pretty sure the Bush crowd will be heavily involved as well. But whatever has been going on in those circles for the last 30 years, President Trump knows and he appears determined to stop it, which is probably why the bad guys went all-in on such high-risk election fraud.

Yeah - we have been sliding down a very nasty razors edge since the 1960's - the Globalists want to talk about a Great Reset.  I would love a Great Reset but to paraphrase a certain movie: They keep using those words. I do not think they mean what they think it means.

They are serious - we need to be as well

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From Disclose.TV twitter account:

Be sure to visit the twitter site to read the additional comments. More can be found here.

What is this - 1930 all over again?

We are made of star-stuff

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Fascinating to ponder - from the University of Bologna:

Does the human brain resemble the Universe?
An astrophysicist of the University of Bologna and a neurosurgeon of the University of Verona compared the network of neuronal cells in the human brain with the cosmic network of galaxies… and surprising similarities emerged.

In their paper published in Frontiers of Physics, Franco Vazza (astrophysicist at the University of Bologna) and Alberto Feletti (neurosurgeon at the University of Verona) investigated the similarities between two of the most challenging and complex systems in nature: the cosmic network of galaxies and the network of neuronal cells in the human brain.

Despite the substantial difference in scale between the two networks (more than 27 orders of magnitude), their quantitative analysis, which sits at the crossroads of cosmology and neurosurgery, suggests that diverse physical processes can build structures characterized by similar levels of complexity and self-organization.

The human brain functions thanks to its wide neuronal network that is deemed to contain approximately 69 billion neurons. On the other hand, the observable universe can count upon a cosmic web of at least 100 billion galaxies. Within both systems, only 30% of their masses are composed of galaxies and neurons. Within both systems, galaxies and neurons arrange themselves in long filaments or nodes between the filaments. Finally, within both system, 70% of the distribution of mass or energy is composed of components playing an apparently passive role: water in the brain and dark energy in the observable Universe.

Starting from the shared features of the two systems, researchers compared a simulation of the network of galaxies to sections of the cerebral cortex and the cerebellum. The goal was to observe how matter fluctuations scatter over such diverse scales.

"We calculated the spectral density of both systems. This is a technique often employed in cosmology for studying the spatial distribution of galaxies", explains Franco Vazza. "Our analysis showed that the distribution of the fluctuation within the cerebellum neuronal network on a scale from 1 micrometre to 0.1 millimetres follows the same progression of the distribution of matter in the cosmic web but, of course, on a larger scale that goes from 5 million to 500 million light-years".

God has zero problem with re-use.  If a design works, try it for something else.
The title of the post? Carl Sagan from 1973

I have no problem believing in God as well as believing in Science - the more we learn, the stranger this shit gets.

From the London Daily Mail:

At least 22 are arrested after anti-lockdown protesters chanting 'freedom' clash with police as hundreds march against Covid restrictions through streets of Bournemouth, Liverpool, Basildon and Hyde Park
At least 22 people have today been arrested after anti-lockdown protesters clashed with police when hundreds took to the streets in an ongoing fight against coronavirus restrictions.

Rallies were held in Bournemouth, London and Liverpool, where a growing crowd chanted 'freedom' as they marched through the city centre in the rain this afternoon.

The group in Merseyside were shepherded by police, who later moved in to make arrests, with some demonstrators seen being pepper sprayed as they grappled with officers on the ground.

It is thought that the protest began at 1pm and started with around 100 people gathered on Church Street before the group grew significantly in size.

At least 13 people were arrested during the demonstration in Liverpool, Merseyside Police confirmed.

We will not comply - the rallying cry of freedom.

A clear and concise speaker

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Except when he goes off-script - from Tom Elliot's twitter account:

What they are doing to Joe is elder abuse.

From the London Daily Mail:

Holland allows doctors to secretly sedate euthanasia patients who have dementia with sleeping pills to stop them becoming violent before lethal injections
The Dutch government has introduced new rules which will allow doctors to spike the drinks of patients with sleeping pills ahead of administering euthanasia drugs.

The rules are intended to prevent patients from becoming violent ahead of their planned deaths.

Officials were forced to introduce the regulations after a murder conviction of a doctor was overturned on appeal.

Sounds wonderful - sounds like the end game of Obamacare.  Remember the Death Panels?
DuckDuckGo it.  They are a thing.

First the Boston Tea Party, next? Watch the whole five minutes:

Buffalo New York Business Owners Stand Up to Cuomo Lockdown Orders;
Chase Out Sheriff & Health Dept who tried to shutdown meeting of owners trying to survive.

 

Vee ver chust following orders?
Not an excuse - never has been.  We will not comply.

Tip of the hat to Gateway Pundit which has more.

No worries there - elections

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Tip of the hat to Mostly Cajun:

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If you can not deny, then deflect

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China is still trying to cover up the origin of the Wuhan Flu - from the New York Post:

China suggests Italy may be the birthplace of COVID-19 pandemic
China is using a new study about the early, hidden spread of coronavirus in Italy to cast doubt on the firmly held assumption that the Asian nation was the birthplace of the pandemic, according to reports.

Officials in Beijing are pushing a new study that suggests the contagion may have been spreading in the European nation as early as September — three months before it was confirmed to be spreading in the long-assumed epicenter in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the Times of London noted.

The Asian nation has also previously questioned Spain about the origins of the pandemic, as well as the US military, claiming it brought the virus to Wuhan in October last year during the Military World Games, the report said.

Chinese state media have now been strongly pushing the idea that the new study by the National Cancer Institute proves that the contagion likely started in Italy, not China, according to the UK paper.

They were caught red-handed - the signiture of the virus points to it being man-made. This was an accident on their part, they were working on it, it got out and they are doing everything in their power to shift the blame.

Calling it quits for the day

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Was nice and warm and sunny but starting to get a high overcast and the temps are dropping.  Time to shift inside and get dinner started. Making a big pot of spaghetti sauce - dinner for the next couple of days. Quick surf.

And nothing this morning

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Turning into a nice day so working outside. Cloudy but sunshine and warm.

Taking the pups for a run shortly - get some coffee and check the mail.

Quick surf turned up nothing of real interest - more election follies but nothing substantive.

Lockdown?

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Great meme:

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An Emmy Award? For what exactly?

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Unreal - from the International Emmy Awards twitter feed:

Which begs the observation that they were going to award Cuomo a Grammy as well.
They were afraid that he would just send it to a nursing home to die.

         -rimshot-

A letter from Ted Nugent

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To our new President - Joe Biden

Dear Vice President Biden,
Although I refused to listen to it, I understand that during your presidential acceptance speech, you were calling for the unity of Trump supporters.

I remember four years ago my President Trump also called for unity.

I remember how Congressional members of your Democratic Party responded by boycotting his inauguration.

I remember how you and your Democratic party cheated and used the greatest law enforcement institution of this country to spy on my President Trumps campaign.

I remember how you and your Democratic Party created a fake Russian dossier to try and impeach my President Trump.

I remember how your speaker of the house ripped up my President Trumps beautiful State of the Union speech on National TV.

I remember how you and your Democratic Party tried to impeach my President Trump over a Ukraine phone call. You accused my President Trump of pay to play. Come to find out Joe, it was really you and your son Hunter.

I remember how you and your Democratic Party blamed my President Trump over a pandemic that he had nothing to do with.

I remember how you and your Democratic Party encouraged rioting and looting of my great United States of America.

I remember how you and your Democratic Party used the media to spread lie after lie about my President Trump.

I remember how you and your Democratic Party stole the election from my President Trump.

This Trump supporter remembers all that Joe and will NOT be unifying with your Democratic Party.

This Trump supporter will be giving you the same respect you gave my President Trump.

Your abject criminal dishonesty is treasonous.

So F🔴ck off!!!

Posted on facebook - printed in its entirety here (with one editorial change - one letter)
Classic Nuge - love it.

An interesting video - AOC

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A good look at the power behind the throne - the people who control Alexandria Occasional-Cortex

Excellent analysis from Mr Reagan - lots more at his site.

MABA - Make Alexandria Bartend Again

Some advice from Kevin Sorbo

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Actor, director, producer and author - smart cookie - from his twitter account:

Be sure to visit the link and read some of the comments.

No More Lockdown - Van Morrison

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Van the Man:

Great news - Kyle Rittenhouse

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From L. Lin Wood's twitter account:

Kyle was the guy who defended himself against an Antifa attack, killing two of his armed attackers and injuring the third. His bail was set at two million dollars. InfoGalactic has the whole story. Robert Stacy McCain has an excellent writeup on one of the "victims" - not a choirboy by any stretch of the imagination. The world is better off for his passing.

How time flies...  From The Verge:

WINDOWS TURNS 35: A VISUAL HISTORY
From Windows 1.0 to Windows 10
The PC revolution started off life 35 years ago this week. Microsoft launched its first version of Windows on November 20th, 1985, to succeed MS-DOS. It was a huge milestone that paved the way for the modern versions of Windows we use today. While Windows 10 doesn’t look anything like Windows 1.0, it still has many of its original fundamentals like scroll bars, drop-down menus, icons, dialog boxes, and apps like Notepad and MS paint.

Windows 1.0 also set the stage for the mouse. If you used MS-DOS then you could only type in commands, but with Windows 1.0 you picked up a mouse and moved windows around by pointing and clicking. Alongside the original Macintosh, the mouse completely changed the way consumers interacted with computers. At the time, many complained that Windows 1.0 focused far too much on mouse interaction instead of keyboard commands. Microsoft’s first version of Windows might not have been well received, but it kick-started a battle between Apple, IBM, and Microsoft to provide computing to the masses.

It has been a long and fun (and prosperous) ride - Windows was not the first graphical environment manager - GEM was widespread and was released five years previous.

The article also has this wonderful commercial from Steve Ballmer:

I still have a couple "shelf talkers" - empty boxes of Windows 1.1 from my first store.  Sold a lot of them. And who can forget this photo of BillG:

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The birth of an era...

Apple does evil - slave labor

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Not a good move.  From The Washington Post:

Apple is lobbying against a bill aimed at stopping forced labor in China
Apple lobbyists are trying to weaken a new law aimed at preventing forced labor in China, according to two congressional staffers familiar with the matter, highlighting the clash between its business imperatives and its official stance on human rights.

The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act would require U.S. companies to guarantee they do not use imprisoned or coerced workers from the predominantly Muslim region of Xinjiang, where academic researchers estimate the Chinese government has placed more than 1 million people into internment camps. Apple is heavily dependent on Chinese manufacturing, and human rights reports have identified instances in which alleged forced Uighur labor has been used in Apple’s supply chain.

The staffers, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the talks with the company took place in private meetings, said Apple was one of many U.S. companies that oppose the bill as it’s written. They declined to disclose details on the specific provisions Apple was trying to knock down or change because they feared providing that knowledge would identify them to Apple. But they both characterized Apple’s effort as an attempt to water down the bill.

It passed the House with a 406 to 3 vote.  Glad to see our legislators doing the right thing.

Great website for some actual numbers - check out HCQ Meta

HCQ is effective for COVID-19 when used early: analysis of 144 studies

    • HCQ is effective for COVID-19. The probability that an ineffective treatment generated results as positive as the 144 studies to date is estimated to be 1 in 151 billion (p = 0.0000000000066).
    • Early treatment is most successful, with 100% of studies reporting a positive effect and an estimated reduction of 64% in the effect measured (death, hospitalization, etc.) using a random effects meta-analysis, RR 0.36 [0.28-0.46].
    • 100% of Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) for early, PrEP, or PEP treatment report positive effects, the probability of this happening for an ineffective treatment is 0.002.
    • There is evidence of bias towards publishing negative results. 89% of prospective studies report positive effects, and only 74% of retrospective studies do.
    • Significantly more studies in North America report negative results compared to the rest of the world, p = 0.002.

The total cost of treatment is about $20 No wonder that Big Pharma is lobbying so hard to get it thrown out. These people have our best interests at heart.

Shredding ballots in Georga

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From L. Lin Wood's twitter account:

Getting on with the day

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Working at home today but taking the doggoes out for a run and getting a cuppa. Check the mail as well.

Overcast and cold - another dull gray day in paradise.

Yaaay - Mt. Baker

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From their Snow Report:

Snow Report
It's Opening Day for the 2020-21 season! Mt. Baker has received 87 inches of new snow in the past eight days and the forecast looks great for this opening weekend, so this is an awesome start to the season. 

Good news - looks like a strong La Niña so good snow and colder temps.

The Great Reset - just say NO!

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Some really evil plans afoot - from Law Enforcement Today:

Think Biden’s “Build Back Better” slogan is just a cheesy phrase? Think again…it’s much worse
Have you seen Biden’s slogan, “Build Back Better?” Sound innocent enough, right? However, if you dig a little bit, it is a lot more onerous than it sounds.

Have you seen the willingness of a significant portion of the American people…around 50%…to accept without question restrictions placed on their personal liberty, regardless of the constitutional implications? We’ve said it for a while now…we are being played. This was information the American people should have known months ago.

Have you heard about “The Great Reset?” It’s apparently been trending on Twitter. Breitbart News published a piece and every American who cares about the future of our country and our autonomy as a representative republic need to pay attention.

The Breitbart News piece is revealing and sobering - from James Delingpole:

The Great Reset Is Trending. Here’s Why…
The Great Reset has been trending on Twitter. Once you’re familiar with what it means for the future of our civilisation, you’ll understand why…

Put simply, it is the blueprint for a complete transformation of the world economy. There will be no money, no private property, no democracy. Instead, every key decision — what you do for a living, how much stuff you consume, whether you can take a vacation — will decided for you by a remote, unaccountable elite of ‘experts’.

It sounds like a conspiracy theory — and is often dismissed as such by people who imagine they are being savvy and sophisticated. In fact, though, the people pushing for the Great Reset are perfectly open about their plan. Indeed, they can scarcely stop talking about it…

James than posts this quote from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau:

‘Building Back Better means giving support to the most vulnerable while maintaining our momentum on reaching the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the SDGs. Canada is here to listen and to help. This pandemic has provided an opportunity for a reset. This is our chance to accelerate our pre-pandemic efforts to reimagine our economic systems that actually address global challenges like extreme poverty, inequality and climate change.’

Link to COVID-19? Sure thing (from the book page at Amazon):

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And, from the website for the World Economic Forum - these are the mokes who meet every year at Davos, Switzerland

Now is the time for a 'great reset'
COVID-19 lockdowns may be gradually easing, but anxiety about the world’s social and economic prospects is only intensifying. There is good reason to worry: a sharp economic downturn has already begun, and we could be facing the worst depression since the 1930s. But, while this outcome is likely, it is not unavoidable.

To achieve a better outcome, the world must act jointly and swiftly to revamp all aspects of our societies and economies, from education to social contracts and working conditions. Every country, from the United States to China, must participate, and every industry, from oil and gas to tech, must be transformed. In short, we need a “Great Reset” of capitalism.

The communist wet-dream. Despite the simple fact that communism has never, ever worked and that Karl' Marx's basic premise is totally wrong.  There is not a fixed pool of capital, capital is fungible - it can be created. It can be destroyed. Here is 

What prompted this is seeing these two posts this morning - first, from Summit News:

John Kerry Says Great Reset is Needed to Stop Rise of Populism
Former Secretary of State John Kerry attended a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum during which he asserted that a great reset was urgently needed to stop the rise of populism.

Kerry vowed that under a Biden administration, America would rejoin the job-killing Paris Climate Agreement but that this was “not enough.”

“The notion of a reset is more important than ever before,” Kerry said. “I personally believe … we’re at the dawn of an extremely exciting time.”

John Kerry is a clueless braying idiot, a buffoon - a perfect example of this can be found with this video

And then, there is this from Big League Politics:

A Tired-Looking Hillary Clinton Shills for ‘The Great Reset’ Agenda at Globalist Forum
A recently recorded video of failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who looks like she missed her most recent appointment for a fetal-cell spine injection, shows the two-time loser shilling for “The Great Reset” agenda.

Although Clinton does not mention “The Great Reset” by name, she endorses the technocratic socialist agenda that is obscured by the term.

“We’re going to have to take a hard look at how we can better frame how the markets work so that we begin to move away from the shareholder-centric approach, from the short-term returns that practically every business CEO that I’ve ever worked with, or talked with, has said, you know, distorts the market,” a demonic-looking Clinton said at the 2020 New Economy Forum hosted by Bloomberg.

Needless to say, there is much more at each site.  Evil is walking the Earth and we need to be aware of it.
These people want to control us.  They are not that bright.

So true

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And? Got nuttin'

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Nothing happening out there.  Time to watch some videos.

Calm before the storm - the next couple of weeks will be interesting.  Discovery is  a bitch - I want to see Dominion go through discovery.

Surf for a bit - see what is out there...

Press conference - another two videos

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Jenna Ellis is calling out the media for what they are:

And here is Rudy interacting with a CNN reporter:

The 1775 of our Generation and beyond:

From The Gateway Pundit

This instrument is a national treasure - from the National Science Foundation:

NSF begins planning for decommissioning of Arecibo Observatory’s 305-meter telescope due to safety concerns
Following a review of engineering assessments that found damage to the Arecibo Observatory cannot be stabilized without risk to construction workers and staff at the facility, the U.S. National Science Foundation will begin plans to decommission the 305-meter telescope, which for 57 years has served as a world-class resource for radio astronomy, planetary, solar system and geospace research.

The decision comes after NSF evaluated multiple assessments by independent engineering companies that found the telescope structure is in danger of a catastrophic failure and its cables may no longer be capable of carrying the loads they were designed to support. Furthermore, several assessments stated that any attempts at repairs could put workers in potentially life-threatening danger. Even in the event of repairs going forward, engineers found that the structure would likely present long-term stability issues.

"NSF prioritizes the safety of workers, Arecibo Observatory’s staff and visitors, which makes this decision necessary, although unfortunate," said NSF Director Sethuraman Panchanathan. "For nearly six decades, the Arecibo Observatory has served as a beacon for breakthrough science and what a partnership with a community can look like. While this is a profound change, we will be looking for ways to assist the scientific community and maintain that strong relationship with the people of Puerto Rico."

This is bad news.  Yes, it is an old instrument BUT it has been upgraded and is still doing solid science up until the hurricane. Yes, the Chinese have a 500 meter radio telescope that is larger BUT the Arecibo is one of the only ones that can transmit as well as receive. Its primary task these days is acting like a radar set and searching for near-Earth objects that have a potential for crashing to Earth and/or hitting our satellites.

It has already been built, the money has already been spent.  The cost to repair is minimal. To lose this would be tragic.

And for some sad news - California

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From America's Newspaper of Record - the Babylon Bee:

In Somber Press Conference, Governor Newsom Announces COVID Has Killed Santa
California Governor Gavin Newsom has already released numerous rules limiting Thanksgiving celebrations and has now announced his latest instructions for Christmas: tell children that Santa Claus died of COVID-19.

In order to help parents break the sad news to their kids, Newsom organized a somber press conference where he announced Santa's tragic end.

"Sorry kids," he announced in a very sad voice while oddly smirking at the camera. "Santa's gone. COVID got him. That's what happens when you don't wear a mask!"

“There’s just no way to have a safe Christmas celebration,” Newsom later told the press. “The best course of action is to tell children that Santa is dead because he is one of those crazy right-wingers who refused to wear a mask, and now Christmas is canceled. This will also help you save money on Christmas gifts -- which you’ll need to do in case we have another lockdown.”

To help back up this story, malls, instead of offering pictures with Santa, will have a Santa memorial where two people at a time (wearing masks and living in the same household) are allowed to lay a wreath.

Newsom also listed some rules for a limited Christmas celebration. Nativity scenes are allowed as long as they are not visible from the street and everyone in the scene is wearing a mask (with no exceptions for baby Jesus). Singing is allowed only while wearing a mask, and the only song allowed is Band Aid’s “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”

2020 has been a year to remember - a perfect storm.

Some headlines and a tweet - the election

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Time for some videos

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See what the internet faeries have brought for me tonight. Tired so early bed-time.  Taking an almost-day-off tomorrow - unloading the van and getting some shelving put up but nothing else planned.  Maybe a nice long walk with the dogs if it is dry.

A sobering essay - build back better

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Pat Droney is a retired Chief of Police and a current staff writer for Law Enforcement Today:

Think Biden’s “Build Back Better” slogan is just a cheesy phrase? Think again…it’s much worse
Have you seen Biden’s slogan, “Build Back Better?” Sound innocent enough, right? However, if you dig a little bit, it is a lot more onerous than it sounds.

Have you seen the willingness of a significant portion of the American people…around 50%…to accept without question restrictions placed on their personal liberty, regardless of the constitutional implications? We’ve said it for a while now…we are being played. This was information the American people should have known months ago. 

Have you heard about “The Great Reset?” It’s apparently been trending on Twitter. Breitbart News published a piece and every American who cares about the future of our country and our autonomy as a representative republic need to pay attention.

In short, the Great Reset is a plan to completely transform the world’s economy. If you have been at all suspicious about the unleashing of the coronavirus on the world, you have good reason to be. This plan would realistically implement a New World Order, make no mistake about it.

The plan is there would be no money, no private property, and certainly no democracy. This plan would implement a system whereby every key decision made would be decided by, as James Delingpole writing in Breitbart calls a “remote, unaccountable elite of ‘experts.’”

Lest you think these are the rantings of a lunatic or something along those lines, the World Economic Forum has an entire plan surrounding The Great Reset. In short, the plan is a communist’s dream.

Be sure to visit the website for the World Economic Forum - this is serious shit. These people are rich and powerful but they are just not that intelligent in the ways of the world.  They are insulated. They live in a bubble of their own making and have little idea how things really function.  Yet, they think that they know how to run our lives better than we do. Classic example of Dunning-Kruger Effect.

Bill Gates is a perfect example of this - he has fantastic business sense and a brutal cut-throat sense of competition.  I have never seen anyone as competitive. But, he is not that bright.  All of Microsoft's early technologies were purchased from somewhere else. Even MS-DOS - the software package that started it all.

And it is not just the World Economic Forum, there is also the United Nations and their Agenda 2030 program. Talk about a dystopian vision.

Interesting interview - L. Lin Wood

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If only 10% of this is realized, the Deep State will be exposed:

L. Lin Wood is a powerhouse lawyer. And he must be on to something - from his twitter account:

It's like they say, "If you’re not catching flak, you’re not over the target" and Mr. Wood is definitely taking flak.

A good post from the New York Times

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They are dancing around the facts but they at least published this story:

A New Study Questions Whether Masks Protect Wearers. You Need to Wear Them Anyway.
Researchers in Denmark reported on Wednesday that surgical masks did not protect the wearers against infection with the coronavirus in a large randomized clinical trial. But the findings conflict with those from a number of other studies, experts said, and is not likely to alter public health recommendations in the United States.

More at the site.  Little or no protection.

The election - Georgia

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Lots of possible fraud happening there - a look at the numbers bears this out. Two stories - first, from The Gateway Pundit:

Lin Wood Files Emergency Motion for Injunctive Relief Against Georgia Secretary of State
The great Lin Wood filed an emergency motion for Injunctive Relief against the Georgia Secretary of State.

In his motion Wood claims that the Secretary of State signed an agreement with the Democrat party, including Hillary’s attorney Marc Elias, but the Secretary had no right to sign the agreement.  This ‘right’ lies with the Legislative body.

And the Georgia Secretary of State is having a meltdown - his neck will be the first on the chopping block and he knows it - from The Hill:

Georgia elections chief: 'Emotional abuse' to mislead voters about fraud
The top election official in Georgia on Wednesday raged at what he described as politicians giving false hope and ginning up anger over unsubstantiated allegations of systemic voter fraud, calling it “emotional abuse” to mislead voters into thinking that the election was stolen from President Trump.

In an exclusive interview with The Hill, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a self-described “conservative Republican,” declined to directly blame Trump for spreading baseless claims about voting machines altering ballots or “illegal” votes being counted.

He is getting called out on the ballot stuffing and it is hurting his feeewings. Poor widdle snowflake.

These people are just parroting the progressive narrative and copying images from other media outlets.
Consider this article:

‘No One Is Listening to Us’
More people than ever are hospitalized with COVID-19. Health-care workers can’t go on like this.

On Saturday morning, Megan Ranney was about to put on her scrubs when she heard that Joe Biden had won the presidential election. That day, she treated people with COVID-19 while street parties erupted around the country. She was still in the ER in the late evening when Biden and Vice President–elect Kamala Harris made their victory speeches. These days, her shifts at Rhode Island Hospital are long, and they “are not going to change in the next 73 days,” before Biden becomes president, she told me on Monday. Every time Ranney returns to the hospital, there are more COVID-19 patients.

Joe Biden has not won the presidential election - the Electoral College has not voted.  They will vote in December and only then, at that time, will we know who is our next President. They also had this line:

In the U.S., states now report more people in the hospital with COVID-19 than at any other point this year—and 40 percent more than just two weeks ago.

Not according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - the first graph shows the truth:

20201118-ta01.jpgFull size at the link above. This does not show a 40% increase.  Simply not happening. They are playing fast and loose with their photographs too. Their lead photo:

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Was copied from this article at the Chicago Sun Times, September 23, 2020:

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Note that they cropped the image slightly and converted it to monochrome - I can only suspect that this was to circumvent image searching programs. I used TinEye and was able to find it with no problem.  What really grinds my gears is the third photograph:

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The caption reads as follows:

A nurse breaks down at ​Lenox Hill Medical Center in New York City

Implying that she was overwhelmed.  She was but the story is quite different - this image was swiped from this article at ABC News, May 31, 2020

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The caption from this one reads:

In this April 28, 2020, file photo, a nurse breaks down during the 7pm show of appreciation by Greenwich Village residents at Lenox Hill Medical Center in New York.

She was overwhelmed by the praise and appreciation. Media bias pure and simple. They have their agenda and are following it.

Must be nice - Hawaii property

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From the Honolulu Star-Advertiser:

Oceanfront property tied to Obama granted exemption from Hawaii’s environmental laws
Officials in Honolulu have granted the developers of a luxury, oceanfront estate tied to Barack Obama a major exemption from environmental laws designed to protect Hawaii’s beaches.

The shoreline permit, issued by Honolulu’s Department of Planning and Permitting on Monday, clears the way for the controversial multimillion dollar renovation of a century-old seawall in the heavily Native Hawaiian community of Waimanalo.

Under state and county laws, such projects are typically banned. Scientists and environmental experts say seawalls are the primary cause of beach loss throughout the state, and officials expect older ones to fall into obsolescence.

But the property owners, including Marty Nesbitt, chair of the Obama Foundation, argued they needed an exemption to protect the sprawling compound they are building in eastern Oahu. State officials and community members say the former president, who was born and raised in Hawaii, is expected to be among the property’s future occupants. Representatives for Nesbitt and Obama did not return requests seeking comment for this story.

The seawalls change the action of the ocean causing the beaches to be washed away.  Bad for wildlife. Of course, Obama is one of the elite and what Barry wants, Barry gets.

Heh - gropey Joe

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Perfect meme:

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Another covid-19 death

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From the London Daily Mail:

Builder, 51, who died after falling from a 10ft ladder was actually killed by coronavirus, doctors say
A builder who died after falling from a 10ft ladder was actually killed by Covid-19, scientists have claimed.

The man, who has not been named, suffered lacerations to his forehead and bruises to his face, elbow and left hand after he fell into the yard of an under construction family home.

Medics were called and rushed to the building site, in Croatia, and desperately tried to revive him, but he was declared dead at the scene.

A test for coronavirus was then carried out, as required by local medical guidelines, and came back positive.

We have had similar cases with gunshot wounds and automobile accidents.  Overblown.

Points north

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Heading to Bellingham today - meeting with a realtor to get a property listed.

Grocery deliveries later this afternoon. Busy day.

Curious logo design

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An unconcious admission of their agenda?

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Adulting

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I agree with this - I want to goat. Goating is fun:

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Now this is interesting - MeWe

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A Facebook alternative.  Looks really well implemented and they managed to have a very similar look-and-feel so it will be easy to switch over.

Check it out: MeWe

From the US Customs and Border Protection:

Agents Find Enough Fentanyl to kill 200,000 People
Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Wellton Station arrested two U.S. citizens after finding over a pound of fentanyl pills hidden under the passenger seat of the car they were driving through the Interstate 8 immigration checkpoint Thursday morning.

Agents sent a Chevrolet Malibu to the checkpoint’s secondary inspection area at approximately 10 a.m. following a canine alert. While in secondary, a search of the vehicle revealed two plastic bags full of fentanyl pills wrapped in a hospital gown and hidden under the front passenger seat. The fentanyl pills, which weighed 1.276 pounds, were valued at $18,500.

In addition to arresting the two vehicle occupants, agents also seized the narcotics and the vehicle.

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 50-100 times more potent than heroin, oxycodone and morphine. Just two to three milligrams of fentanyl can kill a person. The amount of fentanyl found in the vehicle is equal to 578,783 milligrams.

We need to remember that this is coming in from China as well as the precursors to the cartel's meth production.

Today's wind storm

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Not as strong as they had forecast - here are the conditions from about an hour ago - National Weather Service:

Tears him a new one - talk about being well prepared for his questioning:

A cautionary tale - socialism

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It is an interesting thing to see that people who have actually had the pleasure of living in a nation where Socialism is practiced, have absolutley zero desire to return to that form of government.  From Rich Welsh writing at DJHJ Media:

Newly Elected GOP Congresswoman: ‘I grew up in socialistic country’, ‘I saw what happens when it runs out of money. It’s not pretty’
You probably don’t know this, but Indiana’s Victoria Spartz is just one of 17 Republican women just elected to the US House of Representatives. You wouldn’t know that because the mainstream media completely blacked out the fact that so many women were running for Congress as Republicans. Had they been Democrats you can bet the farm that it would have been a top news story throughout the election cycle.

On Monday, Spartz made an appearance on “Fox & Friends” where she told the hosts that she is a suburban woman, a mother of two daughters, who got involved in Republican politics because she knows all too well the evils of socialism, because she grew up under a socialist system, and “I see what happens when it runs out of money. It’s not pretty.”

“Well, I grew up in socialistic country. It actually was socialistic Republic of Ukraine. I saw what happens when it runs out of money. It’s not pretty. And now I came to America 20 years ago with a suitcase, after meeting my husband in a train in Europe, and is he a raised and born Hoosier. And now we’re building socialism, I’m kind of going full circles.

“I can tell you what is going to be next. It’s very sad for me to see that. And that made me as a mother of two daughters, it made me get involved and do something about it, because that’s not very good for our country.”

The people advocating for socialism are either wanna-be tyrants jockeying for power, sociopaths who want to be the "brown shirts" of the tyrants or the low-information voter, the proles who only see the cherry-picked benefits.  These people have no grasp of history and think that this time, magically, it will be different.

Long day but a productive one

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Very strange to have the state on such a lockdown again.  This is junk science. Bogus.

And out for a bit - dog walking, etc...

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Taking the doggoes for a run before the storms hit - raining off and on with some gusting. See what today brings.

Interesting - Here Is The Evidence

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I had written about them yesterday - back then, they had 70 documented examples of election fraud complete with links back to corroborating data.

Took a look this morning and they are up to 316 examples.  All good solid data, all with links to the source materials. This will go down in the books.

Calm before the storm

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Got quite the wind storm due today - some power outages (2K customers) in Oregon but nothing much beyond that.

Nothing on the internet - WA State is back on lockdown today. Bringing in a lawn chair to my coffee place and will sit outside for a while - there is a porch with an awning and I'll bundle up. Working at home today - trip to Bellingham tomorrow for a meeting.

A little matter of timing

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It is always fun to look at people's actions over a period of time - even the last four years can be revealing.
From NOQ Report:

Democrats suddenly stopped going after voting systems right before Joe Biden started winning primaries
Ever since the 2016 election, Democrats on Capitol Hill have been pummeling the voting machine industry and the “big three” companies who control it. They held hearings, sent subpoenas, and made demands incessantly. Then, in March, 2020, they suddenly stopped. What changed?

Some would say that it’s because the election was near and they didn’t want to cast doubts on the results. But that doesn’t jibe with the fact they were yelling and screaming about it prior to the 2018 midterm elections. In fact, they were demanding answers as close as three days prior to the election.

Much more at the site - a well researched podcast.

A thought

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Kamala Harris has not resigned her Senate seat yet. Mike Pence was the Governor of Indiana and was running for re-election in 2016 but dropped out of the race on July 15th 2016 when President Trump asked him to be Vice President. If the Biden/Harris ticket was such a sure thing, I would have thought that she would have resigned her seat a week or two ago.  Free her up to work on her upcoming position. Hmmm...

And it begins

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From Tricia Flanagan's twitter account:

The 2020 Election

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Bill Whittle takes a look - well worth watching. Bill is on fire:

Bill's channel is here: Bill Whittle - excellent writer

Corruption? Nancy Pelosi

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From 60 Minutes:

Face masks - from the CDC

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From the source - The Centers for Disease Control - May 2020

Face Masks
In our systematic review, we identified 10 RCTs that reported estimates of the effectiveness of face masks in reducing laboratory-confirmed influenza virus infections in the community from literature published during 1946–July 27, 2018. In pooled analysis, we found no significant reduction in influenza transmission with the use of face masks.

But the science is settled (and where have we heard that before)

An interesting story - the election

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From The Buffalo Chronicle:

How a Philly mob boss stole the election — and why he may flip on Joe Biden
The innermost circles of the American mafia are abuzz.  The Boss of the Philly mob — ‘Skinny Joey’ Merlino — is taking a victory strut, hobnobbing around the highest echelons of old-time mafia folk, mostly in Florida, describing what may have been the heist of the century: the 2020 presidential election.

The feat is drawing praise from far-flung corners of the Italian American business community, which sees the thanks of a grateful administration as key to the revival of the community’s political influence.

But an associate says that Merlino might just be willing to flip on Joe Biden and the Pennsylvania political operatives who ordered up some 300,000 election ballots marked for Biden.  The source alleges that Merlino and a lean team of associates manufactured those ballots at a rate of $10 per ballot — a whopping $3 million for three days of work.  They were then packaged into non-descript cardboard boxes and dropped off outside the Philadelphia Convention Center.

Sources who spoke to The Chronicle on the condition of anonymity say that Merlino picked up those ballots from two private households where a trusted handful of associates were busily marking ballots with Sharpie markers.  They were paid more than $1,000 per hour, often producing thousands of ballots every hour for more than 60 nearly-consecutive hours.

The ballots were purchased in cash.

And things get interesting:

But now, Merlino might just be willing to flip on Biden — in primetime Congressional testimony — if President Donald J. Trump is willing to issue the longtime mobster a full expungement of his decades-long criminal record. And, of course, Merlino wants to be pardoned for the election fraud itself and any crimes to which he may incriminate himself during his testimony.

“He wants a clean record. He wants to fish and hunt on federal lands. He’d really like a job with the National Parks Service. You need a clean record to get those things,” explains one confidant. “But most of all he wants the thanks of a grateful nation for coming forward.”

That would be fun to see.  January 21st is a ways away.

What it says on the box - 70 entries so far documenting the election fraud - each entry has links to source materials

Check out Here Is The Evidence

Talking about the Grinch

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Great meme - thinking about our governor:

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Inslee is a dirty - greenpendejo.  Great name for him. Incompetent but he appeals to the big money interests and the low information voters.

And it is closed for the season - SR 20

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Sure sign of winter - from the WA State Department of Transportation:

SR 20 - North Cascades Highway
Last Update: 11:02 a.m., Nov. 16, 2020: Closed for season

The North Cascades Highway closed Friday, Nov. 13 due to heavy snowfall and risk of avalanche. Due to the risk of avalanche and forecasted snow, crews have determined to keep the pass closed for the season. The closure is in place between milepost 134, east of Diablo Lake, and milepost 171 at Silver Star Gate.

Looks like a long, cold and wet winter - great for skiing.

Some covid common sense

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From Tom Woods:

Lots of links to actual data at the website.

Busy morning

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Dull rainy day.  Got a meeting tonight so prepping for that.  Working at home today.

And that is it for me for tonight

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Feeling sleepy - been sleeping a lot the last week or so.  Change in seasons? Feel fine, just sleepy.

Time for some YouTube - busy day tomorrow with board meeting and some paperwork. Lisa is doing well - we email several times/day.

Just go and read - Covid-19

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An excellent rant about testing, false positives and the current spike in cases - Karl Denninger at The Market Ticker:

How To End The Covid-19 Threat, Right Now
If you recall back in February when Covid19 first started and I was splitting my coverage between impeachment and the virus I noted several dislocation-style events in the claimed Wuhan data coming out of China.  I noted that these events were statistical impossibilities for a virus and indicated that China was lying.  One can infer the reason for said lying, but you can't prove it.

But that it was happening was clear.  After the third or fourth one I simply gave up and stopped reporting on the "cases" because the data was clearly being tampered with and reporting on something you know is bull**** is the very definition of fake news.

Through the late spring and into the summer a very clean formulaic view of this disease became apparent, and pieces of what were conjecture were conclusively validated.  Basic epidemiology tells you that herd suppression happens at 1- (1/R0); this is the point at which, statistically-speaking, each infected person fails to find a new victim during their infectious window.  This does not mean the disease disappears, but it does mean that the sort of spike we have seen repeatedly cannot happen any more.

Karl talks about statistics, herd immunity, some numbers and then drops this bombshell:

But then yesterday Elon Musk showed up.  He wants to be in the NASA control room, a very reasonable desire, when his Dragon capsule is launched with real people in it.  NASA requires a negative Covid test to be there.  That seems somewhat reasonable too; this is a high-security area and the people in there are very important to NASA, so if they want a swab up your nose, well, here it comes.

He popped positive.  No soup for you, sir, says NASA!

Except.... Musk is richer than God and he also doesn't give a **** about shoving government bull**** right up their ass.  So he demanded a re-test, right there, right now.  I assume he offered to pay for it too; the privilege of not caring about money helps in a situation like this, you see.

And, because he's not stupid and, as I said, he's perfectly happy to shove bull**** up their ass, he didn't just do this once.

He did it three more times.  All on the same day, same nurse, in sequence.

He got two positive and two negative results.

Now Musk is either positive or negative, obviously.  But whichever way it is he just dropped a nuclear weapon in the middle of the Covid19 testing industry and blew it to beyond the orbit of Mars.  Exactly nobody in the media is reporting that, but that's what he did -- conclusively.

You see, Musk proved that the error rate is not 2%, 5% or even 10%.

Elon Musk conclusively proved that the test is nothing more than a coin toss that has no relationship to the actual state of a person being tested. It is purely a scare-mongering tool to return big numbers and thus drive more $100 million day collections of money by the testing companies for a literal worthless test that is not diagnostic of anything.

The test is junk. The numbers are junk.  This is not a public health problem, this is a big government power grab.
They are using this to set policy without having any science to back up their mandates.
Lots more at the site - well worth your time to read. Karl really explains things very well.

I was expecting him to do something but missed this entirely - it was hidden right out in the open.  Best place.
From The Whitehouse - dated September 12, 2018:

Executive Order on Imposing Certain Sanctions in the Event of Foreign Interference in a United States Election
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) (NEA), section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (8 U.S.C. 1182(f)), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code,

I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, find that the ability of persons located, in whole or in substantial part, outside the United States to interfere in or undermine public confidence in United States elections, including through the unauthorized accessing of election and campaign infrastructure or the covert distribution of propaganda and disinformation, constitutes an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States. Although there has been no evidence of a foreign power altering the outcome or vote tabulation in any United States election, foreign powers have historically sought to exploit America’s free and open political system. In recent years, the proliferation of digital devices and internet-based communications has created significant vulnerabilities and magnified the scope and intensity of the threat of foreign interference, as illustrated in the 2017 Intelligence Community Assessment. I hereby declare a national emergency to deal with this threat.

Accordingly, I hereby order:

Read the rest at the site - remember that Dominion Voting Systems is a Canadian company. Scytl is a Spanish company. From 90 Miles from Tyranny:

What people are missing in all this is that Trump’s 2018 executive order gives the DOJ the power to seize all assets of individuals and companies that were complicit in aiding or covering up this foreign interference in U.S. elections.

The National Emergency order specifically calls for seizure of all assets of entities that have, “directly or indirectly engaged in, sponsored, concealed, or otherwise been complicit in foreign interference in a United States election.”

That would, of course, have to include practically every CNN fake news anchor, every Big Tech CEO, every fake news journo-terrorist from NBC News, the NY Times and the Washington Post. They are all complicit in gaslighting America and covering up the massive foreign election interference that just took place.

Trump’s EO further explains that asset seizures shall target people and entities which have:

…materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technological support for, or goods or services to or in support of, any activity described in subsection (a)(i) of this section or any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order; or (iii) to be owned or controlled by, or to have acted or purported to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, any person whose property or interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order.

In other words, the EO covers every person who has been corrupted or compromised by communist China. And that includes at least 80% of Democrat lawmakers, by our estimates, including Senators Feinstein and Schiff. Every organization involved in the election theft and cover-up can now be seized by the US government

But that’s not even the full extent of what’s demanded by this Executive Order. In Section 8, the order explains that the term “person” also means, “a partnership, association, trust, joint venture, corporation, group, subgroup, or other organization.”

In other words, any media organization that assisted in covering up or assisting foreign interference in a U.S. election is specifically targeted by this Executive Order.

That is going to require a big bowl of popcorn.  Very interesting times.  President Trump is playing four dimensional chess while the democrats are losing at Go Fish.

My governor is an idiot

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I have a facial diaper that has that printed on it - get a lot of thumbs up and agreement from people.

His latest fiasco - from Seattle station KING:

Indoor dining closed, capacity limits at grocery stores as Washington tries to curb COVID-19
Gov. Jay Inslee has announced new statewide restrictions to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, which includes closing indoor service for restaurants and bars and prohibiting indoor social gatherings.

These rules will mostly go into effect on Monday at 11:59 p.m. and will remain in effect until Dec. 14.

The announcement comes following days of increasing COVID-19 cases.

And some of the butcher's bill:

    • The biggest impact will be the closure of indoor dining at restaurants and bars. Outdoor dining and to-go service is permitted. Outdoor dining must follow the outdoor dining restriction. Table size limited to 5 for outdoor dining. These restaurant restrictions go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18.
    • In-store retail limited to 25% indoor occupancy and must close any common/congregate non-food-related seating areas. Food court indoor seating is closed.
    • Indoor social gatherings from people outside your household are prohibited and outdoor social gatherings should be limited to 5 people outside your household.
    • Fitness facilities and gyms are closed for indoor operations. Outdoor fitness classes may still occur but they are limited by the outdoor gathering restriction listed above.
    • Wedding and funerals receptions are prohibited. Ceremonies are limited to no more than 30 people.
    • All retail activities and business meetings are prohibited. Only professional training and testing that cannot be performed remotely is allowed. Occupancy in each meeting room is limited to 25% or 100 people, whichever is fewer.
    • Movie theaters are closed for indoor service. Drive-in movie theaters are still permitted and must follow the current drive-in movie theater guidance.
    • Religious services limited to 25% indoor occupancy no more than 200 people, whichever is fewer. No choir, band, or ensemble shall perform during the service.
    • Museums/Zoos/Aquariums are closed for indoor service.

Great - kill small businesses just before the big Thanksgiving/Christmas retail season.  Talk about Grinch.

And why is he doing this?

For the second day in a row Saturday, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) reported a record number of daily cases, with 2,233 new cases in a trend officials describe as alarming.

"This puts us in as dangerous a position as we were in March, when we first stayed home to stay healthy. And it means, unfortunately, the time has come to reinstate restrictions on activities statewide to preserve the public’s well-being, and to save lives," Inslee said.

A little bit of perspective is in order.  WA State's population is estimated at 7,797,100. 2,233 represents 0.028% of the total state population.  Out of those, less than one percent will require hospitalization and out of that, about one percent will die.  We are talking very small numbers. Add to this, the test used has a high false-positive failure.

From the Centers for Disease Control's lips to your ears (scroll down to Table 3):

Comorbidities
Table 3 shows the types of health conditions and contributing causes mentioned in conjunction with deaths involving coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). For 6% of the deaths, COVID-19 was the only cause mentioned. For deaths with conditions or causes in addition to COVID-19, on average, there were 2.6 additional conditions or causes per death. The number of deaths with each condition or cause is shown for all deaths and by age groups.

We are talking about diseases such as Influenza, hypertension, cardiac problems, cancer, diabetes, etc...

The CDC is claiming a total of 223,984 people died with Covid in their systems. 6% of those deaths - the deaths from Covid and Covid alone - only represent a total of 13,439 deaths throughout the entire USA for the entire pandemic. The last year I have data for is 2014 but then, there were 32,675 deaths from motor vehicle accident in the United States. In other words, you are about 2.5 times more likely to die in a car wreck than by the Chinese Wuhan Flu. You do not see people refusing to get in their cars because of this potential danger. After all, that is 10.25 deaths per 100,000 population or 0.010%.

My governor is an idiot. It is very telling that a police chief from a small town in Eastern Washington with no political or business experience was able to secure over 40% of the votes in the governor's race.  Loren Culp would have been a much better governor for our state than Inslee. Inslee is in the pocket of big business - Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft. He does not represent his constituency.

If I was a conspiracy theorist, I would say that he is pissed that 40% of the people voted against him.  He knows that these are the working class people, the small business owners and he is out to punish them. Hurt them for going against his reign. For doubting his elite wisdom and vision. Strike back at them like the petulant little child he is.

Back to work

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Break time is over.  Truffle was being a real puppy (she is 11 months old) so I gave each of them a nice bone.  Happy pups.

Back to work.

Looks like Vancouver Island is going to get hit and hit hard.  From Cliff Mass:

A Meteorological "Bomb" Will Hit Northern Vancouver Island On Tuesday
In meteorology we have a name for midlatitude storms that intensify explosively. Such storms, known as meteorological bombs, occur when the central low pressure of a storm drops at least 24 hPa in twenty four hours. (A hPa is a unit of pressure, also known as a millibar.)

The forecast models are now emphatic that such explosive development will occur tonight and tomorrow over the eastern Pacific, with the resulting intense low pressure center headed for the northern tip of Vancouver Island.

Take a look at the latest forecast for Tuesday at 11 AM shown below: a 961 hPa low center! Wow.

One of the deepest lows to approach our region in years. Our typical low center dropx to around 990 hPa and the greatest storm of all...the Columbus Day Storm of 1962 was 955 hPa.

Ho. Li. Crap. Calling for gusts in the San Juan's. Batten down the hatches - here we go again.

Timekeeping - a leap second hiatus

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Looks like no leap seconds for a few years - the earth's rotation is speeding up. From Tony Finch:

Leap second hiatus
Normally I only pay attention to leap seconds every 6 months when the IERS publishes Bulletin C, the leap second yes or no announcement. But this week brings news from Michael Deckers via the LEAPSECS mailing list, and it relates to Bulletin A, which is why it’s off my usual 6 month schedule.

Leap seconds exist because the Earth takes (very roughly) about a millisecond more than 24 * 60 * 60 seconds to rotate each day; when we have accumulated enough extra milliseconds, a leap second is inserted into UTC to keep it in sync with the Earth. At the moment the Earth is rotating faster than in recent decades: these shorter days, with a lower length-of-day, means the milliseconds accumulate more slowly, and we get fewer leap seconds.

The news from Bulletin A is not unexpected: in January I noted that we are currently in a long gap between leap seconds, and in July I observed that the length of day chart is still very low.

Bulletin A is a weekly summary of predictions from the latest Earth Orientation model. It includes the projected difference between Earth rotation angle (UT1) and UTC, which in turn determines when a leap second is needed. The notable thing about the latest Bulletin A is the factor 0.00000 in the equation

    UT1-UTC = -0.1746 - 0.00000 (MJD - 59173) - (UT2-UT1)

[ Tangential aside: I feel the need to describe 0.00000 as all balls, because in PostgreSQL you can use “allballs” in a time literal as an alias for midnight :-) ]

The zero factor is multiplied by the date, which is writtem MJD - 59173. This is the time in days after 20th November; the product indicates how much UT1 and UTC are expected to differ in the near future, i.e. the rate of divergence is now zero.

Michael Deckers said in his LEAPSECS message that we haven’t seen a rate difference as low as zero since 1961!

This implies that unless something wild happens, we are very unlikely to have a leap second in the next few years.

And yes, I am a time nerd. I love the technologies used and own an atomic clock (surplussed from the cellular E911 services)

There is a wonderful interview with Dr. Judah Levine - the name might not be familiar but he is our nation's Time Lord:

The Conservative Treehouse is a daily read for me.  This sucks - from their post today:

The Treehouse is Deplatformed…
Most CTH readers are likely aware of the term “deplatforming.” Unfortunately, the big tech control mechanism to shut down speech & assembly has now arrived on our doorstep.

One week after the 2020 presidential election, The Conservative Treehouse received the following notification:

…”given the incompatibility between your site’s content and our terms, you need to find a new hosting provider and must migrate the site by Wednesday, December 2nd.

What does this mean?  It means CTH is being kicked-off the WordPress website hosting platform because the content of our research and discussion does not align with the ideology of those who define what is acceptable speech and what is not.

What was our violation?  After ten years of brutally honest discussion, opinion, deep research and crowdsourcing work -with undeniable citations on the events we outline- there is no cited violation of any term of service because CTH has never violated one.

The WordPress company is not explaining the reason for deplatforming because there is no justifiable reason for it.  At the same time, they are bold in their position. Perhaps this is the most alarming part; and everyone should pay attention. They don’t care.

Truthful assembly is now the risk.  CTH is now too big; with a site reach of 500,000 to a million unique readers each day; and with well over 200,000 subscribers; our assembly is too large, too influential, and presents a risk… we guard the flickering flame.

Much more at the site.  This is big tech - the minions of the deep state - trying to regulate what we say, regulate what we think, regulate what we do. Screw them. We will not submit. They are not that bright - they are tipping their hand and showing the rest of the world who they are and who they choose to align themselves with. They live in a very small bubble. We The People do not.

From National File:

Biden’s Texas Political Director Accused of Illegal Ballot Harvesting At Texas Supreme Court
The Joe Biden campaign’s Texas Political Director has been formally accused of helping to run an illegal ballot harvesting operation, according to two separate affidavits filed Monday at the Texas Supreme Court.

Two private investigators, including a former FBI agent and former police officer, testify under oath that they have video evidence, documentation and witnesses to prove that Biden’s Texas Political Director Dallas Jones and his cohorts are currently hoarding mail-in and absentee ballots and ordering operatives to fill the ballots out for people illegally, including for dead people, homeless people, and nursing home residents, in the 2020 presidential election.

The affidavits were filed as part of the class-action lawsuit against Harris County and the state of Texas, filed by citizens, called Steven Hotze, M.D. et al. Journalist Patrick Howley of NATIONAL FILE has exclusively obtained this testimony and much more evidence will be coming out in the case. Dallas Jones was named the Biden campaign’s Texas Political Director in early September.

The first of many. Interesting times indeed.

Wise words - the coup attempt

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From American Mind:

It’s time to unmask the Revolution
Michael Anton’s new article “The Coming Coup?” went viral almost as soon as we posted it a week ago today. This is not simply because figures like Lara LoganMollie HemingwayNewt GingrichDan Bongino, and the editors of the New York Post took note. It spread because concerned citizens began sharing it throughout the nation. We could tell it was especially effective because so many in the mainstream media maintained studious radio silence.

But hyperventilating ruling-class supporters of the Biden/BLM/Antifa coalition did predictably lash out. The epitome of these reactions is an article in New York magazine’s Intelligencer, by political columnist Ed Kilgore, entitled “Trump Backers Make Case for Stealing Election, Before Biden Gets the Chance.”

The title itself reveals the stubborn simplicity of the Democratic Party’s coup narrative. Their elites have worked themselves and their base into a frothing lather of existential fright. In article after article, liberal intellectuals and activists have been talking for months about how Trump could steal the election or refuse to leave the White House even if he loses. But if the Right dares to point out that Democrats are actually changing the rules of the electoral process and actually speaking publicly about refusing to concede even if they lose, well, this only proves that the Right is going to steal the election and refuse to concede if they lose!

More at the site - things are going to get very interesting in the next couple of months.  Looking forward to seeing how the mainstream media backpedal their claims of no election fraud. They are being very blatant about these and the internet is forever. Setting themselves up for quite the fall. Time for a big bowl of popcorn...

Dominion Software - an update

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Interesting:

And outta here

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Taking the dogs for a run, coffee, dump and recycling run and then back home to do some more triage on the great quivering mountain 'o crap. The fun never stops around here...

And of course - Joe Biden

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Not illegal but still...  The measure of the man.  From the New York Post:

Tax filings reveal Biden cancer charity spent millions on salaries, zero on research
A cancer charity started by Joe Biden gave out no money to research, and spent most of its contributions on staff salaries, federal filings show.

The Biden Cancer Initiative was founded in 2017 by the former vice president and his wife Jill Biden to “develop and drive implementation of solutions to accelerate progress in cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis, research and care and to reduce disparities in cancer outcomes,” according to its IRS mission statement. But it gave out no grants in its first two years, and spent millions on the salaries of former Washington DC aides it hired.

The charity took in $4,809,619 in contributions in fiscal years 2017 and 2018, and spent $3,070,301 on payroll in those two years. The group’s president, Gregory Simon, raked in $429,850 in fiscal 2018 (July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019), according to the charity’s most recent federal tax filings.

And the numbers - always gotta follow the money:

The charity took in $4,809,619 in contributions in fiscal years 2017 and 2018, and spent $3,070,301 on payroll in those two years. The group’s president, Gregory Simon, raked in $429,850 in fiscal 2018 (July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019), according to the charity’s most recent federal tax filings.

Simon, a former Pfizer executive and longtime health care lobbyist who headed up the White House’s cancer task force in the Obama administration, saw his salary nearly double from the $224,539 he made in fiscal 2017, tax filings show.

Danielle Carnival, former chief of staff for Obama’s cancer initiative, the Cancer Moonshot Task Force, who took home $258,207 in 2018.

The charity spent $56,738 on conferences and $59,356 on travel that year. The following year, the travel expenditure swelled to $97,149, and the non-profit spent $742,953 on conferences, tax filings show.

But under grants distributed, it listed zero.

Must be nice to make close to a half-million dollars for doing nothing. Another example of the deep state.

Excellent compilation of what is wrong at the heart of Dominion Software from Rebecca Diserio at Mad World News. It would be easy to dismiss this as being a "right wing" media outlet but she provides video clips, screen grabs and links to when she is writing about.  Eric Coomer is bad news for democracy. From Rebecca:

Dominion Executive Being Scrubbed From The Internet After He’s Caught Red-Handed
The Dominion Software Systems which is responsible for the “glitches” and other “irregularities” in the 2020 election are now attempting a “cover-up.” According to reports, the Vice President of Engineering for Dominion Voting, Dr. Eric Coomer, is being scrubbed from the internet, and they have hired a public relations firm for damage control after he was caught redhanded. Don’t miss this.

Eric Coomer is one of the names that will go down in infamy. He is also someone Dominion Software Systems would love to forget. Coomer is being scrubbed from the internet over two issues that Dominion recognizes are huge problems they hope to distance themselves from.

Go and read the whole thing - this guy is about as dirty as they come. The whole company is a militant wing of the progressive party.

Draining the swamp - unelected leadership

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The other Washington is filled with these toads.  From Legal Insurrection:

Outgoing Diplomat Admits Lying to President Trump About American Troop Numbers in Syria
James Jeffrey is the outgoing United States envoy in Syria. During a recent interview, he rather candidly admitted lying to President Trump about the number of American troops that have been kept in Syria, contrary to Trump’s orders.

Jeffrey was appointed to other diplomatic positions under Presidents Bush and Obama. He is part of the permanent, unelected leadership class in Washington, DC.

Jeffrey was also a never-Trumper in 2016 and now gives advice to Joe Biden.

Do you remember when Democrats and people in media would scoff at Trump’s mere mention of the Deep State? It’s difficult to imagine a better real life example than James Jeffrey.

Katie Bo Williams of Defense One has the story:

Outgoing Syria Envoy Admits Hiding US Troop Numbers; Praises Trump’s Mideast Record
Four years after signing the now-infamous “Never Trump” letter condemning then-presidential candidate Donald Trump as a danger to America, retiring diplomat Jim Jeffrey is recommending that the incoming Biden administration stick with Trump’s foreign policy in the Middle East.

But even as he praises the president’s support of what he describes as a successful “realpolitik” approach to the region, he acknowledges that his team routinely misled senior leaders about troop levels in Syria.

“We were always playing shell games to not make clear to our leadership how many troops we had there,” Jeffrey said in an interview. The actual number of troops in northeast Syria is “a lot more than” the roughly two hundred troops Trump initially agreed to leave there in 2019.

They think that they are so clever.  They are not, they are dumb as a box of hammers and need to go home. They are causing damage to the United States. They would not recognize true leadership if it hit them over the head.

And I got nuttin'

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Heading over to YouTube for a while.

See what tomorrow brings - doing a dump run and getting some coffee, everything else is up for grabs.

An interesting metric - voting

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No matter how you look at it, the voting numbers in some states are FUBAR - here is one from Just The News:

In key swing states this year, mail-in ballot rejections plummeted from 2016 rates
Mail-in ballot rejection rates in multiple battleground states have this year been significantly lower than both the historical average rejection rate as well as the rate seen in the most recent presidential election.

Mail-in ballots normally have a much higher rejection rate than in-person voting, largely due to the inevitable errors — forgotten signatures, misplaced addresses, improperly marked ballots — that arise when large numbers of people attempt to vote relatively unsupervised.

And some numbers:

In Georgia, for instance — a state in which Democrat Joe Biden has eked out a surprise lead of fewer than 20,000 votes over Donald Trump — the rejection rate in 2016 was a whopping 6.4%, according to U.S. data. 

This year, the rate of rejection in that state stands at 0.2%, more than thirty times lower than the last election, according to the U.S. Elections Project, an election data site run by University of Florida political science professor Michael McDonald that draws its figures from state reports.

Similar trends have been observed in Pennsylvania, whose rate was 0.03% this year compared to around 1% in 2016. In Nevada, the rejection rate more than halved from 1.60% in 2016 to around 0.75% this year.  North Carolina's rate fell from about 2.7% in 2016 to 0.8% this year.

No matter how you look at it, this election was rigged.

Gun control in the news - Mexico

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A perfect example of how gun control fails - always has, always will. From FOX News:

Are Mexico's stringent gun control laws aiding a rise in cartel violence?
On a military base on the edge of Mexico City, the country's only gun store -- officially called the Directorate of Arms and Ammunitions Sales -- is concealed inside a bland, concrete building. Uniformed troops serve as clerks.

Mexico is one of just three countries – along with the United States and Guatemala – with the constitutional right to bear arms. But citizens must travel from far and wide to this one place, face seemingly endless red tape and waiting periods, and pay exorbitant prices and fees.

In pre-pandemic times, the store sold an average of just 38 firearms a day – yet Mexico remains awash with illegal weapons – almost all in the hands of cartels and criminal operatives.

As violent crime surges across the nation of 126 million, activists are raising the question: Is it time to loosen firearms restrictions so ordinary people can better protect themselves and their families?

"Let's fight to regain our peace of mind. Today Mexico needs you," the Official Mexican Association of Firearms Users A.C. said on Facebook. "We must ensure the existence of our rights and a good future for our children."

Writer Robert Anson Heinlein said it best: "An armed society is a polite society."

A surfeit of nothing

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An overabundence of quietude, a plethora of insignificancy.

I surf but nothing catches my eye. Zip. Zero. Nada.

Heading out for Chinese food in a little while. I love to cook but have not felt like it for a couple of days - a cycle.

Gray, dark, rainy, and cold outside. More of same tomorrow and for the next ten days.

Electronic voting

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A cautionary tale from Wired Magazine - August 6th, 2007:

Ridiculous UK E-Voting Trial Ends in Disaster
Back in May, England ran an e-voting trial at local council elections in Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick: Shakespeare Country. The continued faith in electronic ballot counting took another hit in a farce worthy of the Bard himself.

To begin, the contracts were not awarded until a scant three months before the election. Because of this, the contractors, Software AG and Dominion Voting had no time for testing. In fact, live tests weren't carried out until the day before the election in Stratford, and election day itself in Warwick. Even then, only 280 and 400 test votes were run through the machines, respectively.

The biggest problem was the scanning of papers. The off the shelf scanners could not be fed folded papers, troublesome with postal ballots. Operators found that they could scan the same paper multiple times and the machine didn't care, it just counted them without flagging duplicates.

The article concludes with this:

That politicians still think electronic voting is a good idea is baffling. Slower, less secure, more expensive, and harder to use.

It seems very little has changed in the intervening 13 years. It seems that Dominion Voting is still not secure.

And still nothing out there

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Some developments in the Dominion Software case - an overseas server that has been raided and seized. One of President Trump's lawyers is talking about "releasing the Kraken" - Aaarrrrrr matey!  Channeling my inner pirate against these loathsome lubbers.

Taking the pups out for a run and then get some coffee.  Dump run later today and then back home to sort some more crap. How did I accumulate so much crap. Quite the magpie.

And nothing out there newswise

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Quiet news day.  The usual liberal spin cycle - now it is that there was no election fraud.

Another stupid move as people know there is some measure of corruption and to categorically deny it, that gets people's attention. If they were smarter, they would have five or six "fall guys" to take the blame for - let's say - 10,000 fraudulent votes - really hit it home that these people were criminals and then say that there were no other instances of fraud. A lot of people would believe that.  I do not see people believing that there was zero corruption.  Not at all. The Democrat's actions and the media complicity is going to wake up a lot of people who would otherwise, remain quiescent.

If they were smarter, they would have run some numbers and made sure that the Biden votes didn't violate Benford's Law. If the people at twitter were smarter, they would not automatically lock accounts that posted about Benford's Law.

The liberals are just not that smart and they really do not have anything to run on.  This is why they have to resort to cheating.

Back home and the lights are on

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The island had its power restored over the last couple of hours - the utility will publish an after-action report in a few days and will see what happened there.  For the entire island to go dark must have been something big and probably pretty spectacular to trip a primary breaker at the substation.

Went out for dinner at a new Mexican restaurant - OK but not worth what they are charging. Not planning to go back.

That storm is going to go down in the history books - had the most water on the deck since moving here two years ago. Some big waves. The Pacific Northwest electric utilities each have just a handful of outages - Oregon is the worst with about 300.

Highway 20 closed for the weekend and maybe for the winter - it does around this time of year.

Got the dogs fed, time to surf for a bit.

And it's lights out for the Island

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Quite the outage - wind has picked up a lot.  Check it out:

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Oregon is recovering nicely:

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Going to head north to Costco - hopefully, it will be back on later tonight. We will see...

A mighty wind - Oregon

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An interesting shift in the wind.  South of Eugine is getting plastered. Compare the two outage maps - from 90 minutes ago:

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And now:

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The linemen from Pacific Power are doing their usual excellent work restoring service but there is a brand new cluster of over 6,000 outages.  What happened there?

The power just "bumped" here - heading out for a dog walk, some coffee and see what they day brings.

Quiet day on the internets

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Heading out to take the pups for a nice long walk, get some coffee and then back home to unpack the van and start sorting.

The usual election follies - no fraud? Christ on a corn dog.

From Woodsterman:

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Today

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Just realized that this is Friday the 13th in the year 2020.

Going back to bed and pulling the covers up over my head.

The winds are here - Oregon

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Looks like the projected windstorm is hitting further South than was originally forecast - Oregon is getting pummeled with 8,387 customers out. Here is a map of the power outages:

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So far, the other utilities are fine with only a small number of outages: Puget Sound Electric, Snohomish PUD, BC Hydro

Lots of rain/cold/snow to come.

Speaking of the devil - mountain passes

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The major East/West pass here is Interstate 90. It runs from downtown Seattle to downtown Boston Massachusetts. When I moved to Seattle, I made the point of driving every inch of it - there was a traffic light in Wallace, Idaho but that was a few years ago and it is straight freeway now. The highway crews keep it open come hell or high water.

Hell arrived this morning with this little announcement - from the WA State DOT:

RESTRICTIONS WESTBOUND:
Chains required on all vehicles except all wheel drive, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

CONDITIONS:
I-90 eastbound is closed at milepost 47, five miles east of the summit due to multiple spin-outs and jack-knifed vehicles. Highway will be closed for approximately two hours until crews can clear disabled vehicles. Estimated time for reopening is 10:15am. There is snow, ice, and slush on the roadway. I-90 in both directions from milepost 47 near Denny Creek, to milepost 71 near Easton, chains are required on all vehicles except all-wheel drive. Oversize vehicles are prohibited.

WEATHER:
Snowing heavy, near white out conditions.

Woke up to a quiet but overcast morning - it is now raining pretty hard. See what happens with the forecast storm...

Going to be a long wet and cold winter.

From the WA State Department of Transportation:

Chinook and Cayuse passes closed for the season due to heavy snow
The gates to State Routes 410 and 123 inside Mount Rainier National Park, including Chinook and Cayuse passes, are closed for the season after heavy snow and a forecast of more to come.

These routes closed temporarily Tuesday night, Nov. 10, due to deteriorating travel conditions and a 14-vehicle collision, which included commercial vehicles that are not allowed to travel through the park.

After an assessment of the roads and the upcoming forecast, Washington State Department of Transportation, in coordination with Mount Rainier National Park, made the decision to keep State Route 410/Chinook Pass and State Route 123/Cayuse Pass closed for the winter.

Forcast is for a cold wet one - great for the skiers and boarders.  A strong La Nina this year.

From Project Veritas:

BREAKING: New Pennsylvania USPS Whistleblower: Supervisor Told Us ‘The Only Political Mail That Will Be Delivered From Now On Will Be That of the ‘Winner,’ In This Case, Joe Biden’ … Trump Bulk-Mail Treated Like ‘Garbage’

    • Elkins Park, Pa., USPS whistleblower: “The only political mail that will be delivered from now on will be that of the ‘winner,’ in this case, Joe Biden. Other political mail from other sources and senders would be put into the undeliverable bulk business mail bin.”
    • Elkins Park, Pa., USPS whistleblower: “All political mail for Biden was to be continued to be treated as first-class and delivered the day it was received.”
    • Elkins Park, Pa., USPS whistleblower: “I think that we're a delivery service and that [playing politics] is not really our place.”
    • Elkins Park, Pa., USPS whistleblower: “The only thing that's going to prevent a fraudulent election is people having the courage to come forward. I wouldn't want to say that I had the opportunity to do that and didn't do it.”
    • Whistleblower says Elkins Park, Pa., USPS Supervisor of Customer Services Walter Lee gave the order to 30 postal workers
    • James O’Keefe: “This is the third Pennsylvania USPS Insider to blow the whistle on election malfeasance in the last week. There is something going on with USPS and we must get to the bottom of it immediately.”

Much more including video and transcript at the site. The rot is deep.  No wonder they hate President Trump so much and no wonder he always draws such large crowds at his rallies.

And back home again - productive day

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I must say that I do love Bellingham, a wonderful small city.  Lots of great places and beautiful.

Brought back a bunch of valuable and cherished treasures crap to sort through and get rid of.

Dogs are fed - sitting down to dinner and surf for a while.

Words to live by - Frank

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Especially relevant for these time and our media.

Released in 1973 - here performed in 2006 by his son Dweezil and many of Frank's original band members.  Lyrics here

No surprises there - interesting in that Dominion is a Canadian Corporation. From The National Pulse:

96% Of Dominion Voting Systems Political Donations Went To Democrats
The company in question, Dominion Voting Systems, improperly counted ballots to create a fraudulent win for Joe Biden in Antrim County, Michigan and caused several other “glitches” that required extended voting hours and delayed results.

Federal Election Commission (FEC) records, however, reveal the company is overwhelmingly staffed by Democratic donors – perhaps contributing to the explanation as to how the machines malfunctioned exclusively to Biden’s benefit.

Not talking a lot of money here - each donation was fairly small but the trend is pretty obvious.

Joe Biden - a meme

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So true:

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Some election news and a tweet

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A couple of headlines:

And from our President's twitter account:

100% correct - complete and total fraud. The Pennsylvania judgement is a big win for honest elections.

And up to Bellingham

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Done with some local errands - heading North for a few hours.

Quick bite to eat and a surf first...

Walking the dog

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Taking the pups out for a run in a little while.  Coffee and a few errands after that.  Thinking of doing a quick run up to Bellingham.

Thank you President Trump - from Tom's Hardware:

5nm in the USA: TSMC's Board Approves $3.5 Billion Fab in Arizona
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.'s board of directors has approved spending $3.5 billion on the company's upcoming fab in Arizona. The project will be co-financed by TSMC, the state of Arizona, and the U.S. federal government. The first commercial wafers are expected to be produced at the fab in 2024.

They are one of the largest chip makers in the world - they do not have their own "brand" but they take independent designs and make them a reality. Great (and very sucessful) business model. They already have some plants in the USA but this will be state of the art - some of their newest technologies.

Counting the ballots in Detroit

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'Nuff said:

We knew it - a military coup

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From America's Newspaper of Record - the Babylon Bee:

Trump Seen Reading 'Military Coups For Dummies'

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In what some are taking as an alarming sign, President Donald Trump was seen reading a book titled Military Coups for Dummies between rounds of golf. So far, Trump has refused to concede the election, and some are taking that book as a sign that Trump is planning something if the election isn’t certified in his favor.

The book Trump was reading is a helpful, step-by-step guide to gaining the favor of the military and using them to overthrow the current government, using illustrations and comics to emphasize a few key points in organizing a successful coup. It’s not one of the most successful books in the For Dummies series and sells much better overseas.

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany was quick to dismiss any concerns about it. “There is no need for Trump to organize a military coup,” McEnany told the press. “He won the election fair and square, and a count of all the legal votes will show that.”

Still, reporters pressed McEnany on why Trump would read such a book if he is not planning a coup. “He’s just a very curious person who reads a lot of different things, but it doesn’t mean he’s planning anything,” McEnany answered. “I mean, you saw him reading Harry Potter, but he didn’t try to become a wizard.” McEnany did admit that Trump had attempted afterward to make a Horcrux, though that “didn’t work out.”

Many are still speculating on how successful a military coup would be if Trump tried to lead one. Currently, the branch of the military most loyal to him is Space Force, but there is very little government to coup in space.

And there are some people out there who will believe this. The people trying to implement the coup are not Republicans. I will tell you that.

From Vox's twitter account.  I am posting a screen-cap as this will surely be tossed down the memory hole soon:

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Note that this tweet is from July 14th, 2014. And who is Ronald Klain you might ask?
From Joe Biden's twitter account - posted yesterday (again, a screen cap because... you know...):

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Democrats always cheat on the elections.  It is so ingrained into their culture than they see nothing wrong with it. Time to change some minds...

What are they trying to hide - Oregon

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From The Oregonian:

Oregon elections director fired after sharing security, spending concerns
Oregon’s elections director was abruptly fired in a text message by the secretary of state after he pointed out serious issues with the state’s aging and vulnerable technology for running elections.

Elections Director Stephen Trout learned in a text message Thursday night — as his department and county elections officials were still counting votes from the Nov. 3 election — that he was out.

On Friday, Secretary of State Bev Clarno, a Republican appointed to the position by Democratic Gov. Kate Brown, announced to county clerks and other elections officials in Oregon’s 36 counties that “today is also Steve Trout’s last day with the Agency.”

Election officials in the state were stunned.

Much more at the site - the level of incompetence is stunning.  Their voting software is running on Windows Server 2008 and will not run on a later version. Major security issues. The office put out a request for bids in October? Bidding usually takes a month and it takes a couple of months to develop a new application and another couple of months to get the bugs out.

This election is really opening people's eyes to how poor the election system is in the USA. Even if Oregon had no fraud, it is still an ineptly run office.

If I was that dumb, I would kill myself.  How can you stand to live like that. This is Bill deBlasio's daughter on television applauding that we have the first black Asian woman President and that Joe Biden was able to steal the election for her.
From Angie Stanton's twitter account:

This is the same girl who was arrested in May 2020 as she was participating in the rioting peaceful protesting in Manhattan.  Stupid. No other way to describe it.

Nope - the media are in a shambles but some people are still quietly doing their jobs - from US Customs and Border Protection:

Laredo CBP Officers Seize Hard Narcotics Worth Over $60 Million
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the Colombia-Solidarity Bridge and World Trade Bridge seized hard narcotics valued at $60 million in two separate, unrelated enforcement actions.

“The trafficking and production of methamphetamine has increased substantially over the past year, causing drug traffickers to become more creative in their methods of smuggling their product into America,” said Acting Port Director Andrew Douglas, Laredo Port of Entry.

And the size of the haul:

The narcotics combined have an estimated street value of $60,758,775.

Not mentioned is that the chemical precursors to these drugs (and the fentanyl) are all coming from China.  We need to do a lot of work with them - the Bidens would roll over with their tails wagging and their feet in the air expecting a belly rub and a sprinkling of nice cash.

Quid-pro-Joe's speech

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Quite the speech a few days ago.  Wonder if that is the last coherent few minutes he will have. Assistant Village Idiot put two and two together and came up with this:

I pledge to be a President who seeks not to divide, but to unify. Who doesn’t see red and blue states, but a United States. And who will work with all my heart to win the confidence of the whole people.

And of course, from America's Newspaper of Record - the Babylon Bee:

Democrats Propose Sending Republicans To 'Unity Camps'
Leading Democrats are pushing for unity in our nation, and they've found a new way to implement the unity in a mandatory way: "Unity Camps," special institutions designed to teach and train Republicans to unify.

"There's nothing that'll make Republicans want unity more than a nice, relaxing stay in one of our Unity Camps," said Joe Biden. "Heck, in my day, we'd have killed to go to camp. I remember one summer, I was sitting in the pool watching my leg hair change color in the water. All the kids liked to run their fingers through it. Anyway, we were supposed to go to Camp Waggakopo the next summer, but Dad needed me on the farm and told me I could go to the academy the following year."

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has suggested using forced labor at the camps, compelling Republicans to run on giant hamster wheels to generate enough energy to run the country under a Green New Deal.

Truth is stranger than fiction.

And Thai it is

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Done for the day - heading up north for Thai food and a quick shop at the food coop.

Nothing much on the news - actually, a lot of election related stuff but it's going to take a day or three for everything to come out. The Democrats cheated on this election - cheated so big and flagrantly that it is stunning.

Out for a bit

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Walk the dogs and then some coffee.  Grocery deliveries later today. Thinking about Thai food for dinner.  Yum.

Joe Biden - first Presidential Debate

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Six weeks ago - does he even remember saying this?

Dominion Voting Systems? This is the Canadian company who manufactures the voting machines that are at the heart of the contested states. From JD Rucker at NOQ Report:

Data deep dive on Dominion Voting Systems offers incontrovertible proof of election hack
The devil may be in the details, but the angels are in the data. That’s what we’re learning very quickly as we examine the work of a dedicated Trump-supporter who appears to have uncovered all of the proof necessary to dispel this myth that Joe Biden won the presidential election.

post on TheDonald.win by user TrumanBlack has sparked a little attention, though not nearly enough. It needs a lot more because within the data sorted and examined is the smoking gun the Trump campaign can use to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that the election was hacked. Massive amounts of votes were changed from President Trump to Biden. Other votes were removed altogether without reason. This “cyber coup” is much bigger than most of us realized. While we’ve been focused, and rightly so, on analog voter fraud, there is technological fraud on a gargantuan scale that happened. More importantly, it has been proven.

Links to the raw data showing that votes were moved from President Trump over to the man who would be king. Pennsylvania has 220,883 such votes. This is election fraud - a federal offence.  People need to be looking at serious jail-time. Fortunately, most of these kiddies are cowards - get one or two of them arrested and they will roll up the whole gang.  This will be an interesting couple of months. They were not very smart and they got caught.

Remembering those who served

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Veteran's Day

How IKEA was invented

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Been at meetings like this:

A good thought from Atomic Fungus:

Do you think a store could function for very long if every once in a while the cash register randomly gave a customer extra change?

Let's say that Target buys a bunch of cash registers, and after some time has elapsed, someone at one store notices that revenue is down. They dig into the receipts of one cash register and discover that every so often, completely at random, it has a "glitch" that gives a customer 10% more change than he's due. So if you bought a candy bar and paid with a dollar bill, instead of getting $0.11 back you got $0.12. Buying a new TV for $278 after tax, paying with three Benjamins, instead of getting back $22 you get back $24. Like that. But the "glitch" absolutely never goes the other way and accidentally charges 10% more for an item. It's always in the customer's favor; and they find that all their cash registers (it's a SuperTarget and they have 30 of them) do the same thing. Even the "self-serve" ones.

Do you think Target would just shrug off that kind of behavior? Or do you think the instant the "glitch" was discovered they'd have the manufacturer sending out techs to each and every store to fix it ASAP?

Do you think they would just have that one store, the one where it was discovered, fixed? Or would they demand that all the stores' cash registers of this model be checked for it, and repaired?

The situation is pretty analogous to the question of counting votes. You have a scanner which takes marks on objects and converts them into digital data. It tallies up a total amount based on what is scanned. You absolutely cannot have that machine ever have a "glitch" that randomly changes that tally; it must be 100% accurate--there are laws--and if it's ever wrong it has to be taken out of service until it can be fixed.

This kind of error would be absolutely unacceptable for a business. Why is it okay for voting machines, which are arguably more mission-critical that cash registers?

He offers a couple more thought-experiments. His website is a daily read for me.

And it begins - the lawsuits

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Rudy Guiliani on the lawsuits - from Newsmax TV

Here is the Newsmax TV channel. From their website:

Former Mayor of New York City and current personal attorney to President Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani joins Newsmax TV's Bob Sellers to present the evidence he plans to showcase in upcoming legal battles by the president's team to gain numeric favor in the 2020 Presidential Election.

It is stunning that #1) - they tried this and #2) - they were so stupid in their implementation.

Schadenfreude - Minneapolis

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Laughing out loud here - what did they think was going to happen. From the Mnpls. Star-Tribune:

Minneapolis to consider bringing in outside police officers amid shortage
Minneapolis officials are considering bringing in officers from other jurisdictions to help the city’s Police Department as they face a wave of violent crime and an officer shortage.

If the mayor and City Council approve the plan, officers from the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office and Metro Transit Police would temporarily work with the city, primarily helping to respond to violent 911 calls.

And where did their problems come from?

The proposal comes about five months after a majority of council members promised to work toward “ending” the Police Department following George Floyd’s death.

Actions have consequences.

The city has struggled to combat a wave of violent crime, recording 74 homicides so far this year.

The political activists made this happen. They own it.

Common sense in our government

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Occasionally does happen. A two-fer. From the Media Research Council:

Feds to Biden: You're Not Getting Transition Funds Because You Haven't Won Yet
The General Services Administration is refusing to turn over nearly $10 million in federal dollars to the Biden camp to begin the transition between administrations, saying the funding won’t be given until it “ascertains the apparent successful candidate once a winner is clear based on the process laid out in the Constitution.”

Which, to those who errantly believe it’s up to cable news outlets to call a presidential race, is very upsetting.

“An ascertainment has not yet been made. GSA and its administrator will continue to abide by, and fulfill, all requirements under the law,” GSA spokeswoman Pamela Pennington said in a statement, reiterating that “the GSA administrator does not pick the winner in the presidential election.”

Second? This little bit of joy from the Washington Examiner:

Biden deprived of presidential daily briefings as GSA hasn't recognized a 2020 winner
Former Vice President Joe Biden is not receiving a presidential daily briefing nor is his transition team in contact with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence despite the Democrat’s apparent victory over President Trump.

The reason for that, the office for Trump's spy chief says, is because the General Services Administration has not yet ascertained that Biden is the president-elect.

Emily Murphy, the administrator of the GSA since 2017, has not yet formally confirmed that Biden has defeated Trump, and the intelligence community said that it would follow the GSA’s lead, as it believes the law requires. Many media outlets, ranging from the Associated Press to Fox News, called the race for Biden on Saturday.

The irony is strong with this one - the byline reads: "Jerry Dunleavy, Justice Department Reporter" Mr. Dunleavy needs to re-read his copy of the Constitution, specifically Article 2    Media outlets do not determine the outcome of an election. Period.

Long day - busy & our President Elect

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Back home after a long but good day.

Ran into this little bit about President-Elect Kamala Harris Joe Biden - from the Philadelphia CBS affiliate:

UPenn Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel To Serve On President-Elect Biden’s Coronavirus Task Force
It’s shaping up to be a busy day for President-elect Joe Biden. He’s already working on a campaign promise to contain the coronavirus pandemic, and he’s tapping a local doctor to join his team.

Biden said throughout the campaign that the coronavirus would be his top priority and that’s evident with Monday’s announcement. Biden is not wasting any time preparing for the White House.

“Our work begins with getting COVID under control,” Biden said while addressing the nation after his win on Saturday. “That plan will be built on bedrock science. It will be constructed out of compassion, empathy and concern.”

On Monday, Biden introduced his coronavirus task force. Eyewitness News confirms a doctor from the University of Pennsylvania is among a group of leading health professionals on the list.

Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel is chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Penn.

“It is a great honor to serve for the President and Vice President-elect to address this pandemic and get the country moving again,” Emanuel said of the appointment.

Unhhhh - a little bit of history here.  This article at The Atlantic from October 2014:

Why I Hope to Die at 75
That’s how long I want to live: 75 years.

This preference drives my daughters crazy. It drives my brothers crazy. My loving friends think I am crazy. They think that I can’t mean what I say; that I haven’t thought clearly about this, because there is so much in the world to see and do. To convince me of my errors, they enumerate the myriad people I know who are over 75 and doing quite well. They are certain that as I get closer to 75, I will push the desired age back to 80, then 85, maybe even 90.

And a bit more:

But here is a simple truth that many of us seem to resist: living too long is also a loss. It renders many of us, if not disabled, then faltering and declining, a state that may not be worse than death but is nonetheless deprived. It robs us of our creativity and ability to contribute to work, society, the world. It transforms how people experience us, relate to us, and, most important, remember us. We are no longer remembered as vibrant and engaged but as feeble, ineffectual, even pathetic.

In other words, we will be a drag on civilization. We will have outlived our usefulness.  Our medical costs will rise to quickly for the state to afford. Also, worth noting is that Dr. Emanuel's brother is Rahm Emanuel - President Obama's consigliere in 2009 and 2010, subsequently mayor of Chicago and he is noted for this quote

You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.

This is the fundamental underpinning of the Cloward-Piven Strategy that the progressives so love.
From the InfoGalactic entry:

Cloward–Piven strategy
The Cloward–Piven strategy is a political strategy outlined in 1966 by American sociologists and political activists Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven that called for overloading the U.S. public welfare system in order to precipitate a crisis that would lead to a replacement of the welfare system with a national system of "a guaranteed annual income and thus an end to poverty".

Not just welfare in the 1960's - you pick a system, overload it. Collapse it and in the confusion, force in your own system.  We have been seeing this in the last year with our elections.  Vote by mail was never a "thing" until very recently. A big difference from Absentee Ballots.

VST's - the gateway drug

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For musicians and other audio geeks - VST stands for Virtual Studio Technology - from InfoGalactic:

Virtual Studio Technology
Virtual Studio Technology (VST) is a software interface that integrates software audio synthesizer and effect plugins with audio editors and recording systems. VST and similar technologies use digital signal processing to simulate traditional recording studio hardware in software. Thousands of plugins exist, both commercial and freeware, and a large number of audio applications support VST under license from its creator, Steinberg.

VST plugins generally run within a digital audio workstation (DAW), to provide additional functionality, though a few standalone plugin hosts exist which support VST. Most VST plugins are either instruments (VSTi) or effects, although other categories exist—for example spectrum analyzers and various meters. VST plugins usually provide a custom graphical user interface that displays controls similar to physical switches and knobs on audio hardware. Some (often older) plugins rely on the host application for their user interface.

VST instruments include software simulation emulations of well-known hardware synthesizers and samplers. These typically emulate the look of the original equipment as well as its sonic characteristics. This lets musicians and recording engineers use virtual versions of devices that otherwise might be difficult and expensive to obtain.

VST instruments receive notes as digital information via MIDI, and output digital audio. Effect plugins receive digital audio and process it through to their outputs. (Some effect plugins also accept MIDI input—for example MIDI sync to modulate the effect in sync with the tempo). MIDI messages can control both instrument and effect plugin parameters. Most host applications can route the audio output from one VST to the audio input of another VST (chaining). For example, output of a VST synthesizer can be sent through a VST reverb effect.

Sorry for the long introduction but needed to get a thorough explanation so you can understand this meme:

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I am a big analog and modular person - concur 100%

Hatten down the batches!!!  Or something like that.  From Cliff Mass:

Potential for a Major Storm on Friday Night/Saturday Morning
I try never to get too excited about a storm when it is more than 120 hr out....and certainly never to discuss in this blog.

But we are close enough now to talk about the possibility of a fairly major blow on Friday night and Saturday morning.

This morning's run of the National Weather Service's GFS model is, how do I say it?, provocative.

It forecasts a 966 hPa low pressure center to be off the northern tip of Vancouver Island, with an INTENSE pressure gradient (pressure change divided by distance) to the west and southwest. That kind of pressure gradient would be associated with very strong winds (50-70 mph at least) plus big waves. And we don't get 960 hPa low centers just offshore very often. They usually stay in the Gulf of Alaska.

Still a way off and to early to really tell but it could be interesting. Fortunately, I am well shielded by Whidbey Island so the wave action should not be too great. Fitting tribute for an 80th anniversary (November 8th, 1940) of this famous event. From the Kitsap Sun:

New footage, documentary debut on 80th anniversary of the collapse of Galloping Gertie
Under the waves of the Tacoma Narrows, the grave near Galloping Gertie gave birth to a lush kelp forest "dense as an African jungle," Peter Bortel says.

A seabed peppered 80 years ago Saturday with crumbled concrete now teems with life, as wolf eels slither, lingcod swim by and octopuses build dens in the decaying remnants of a widely known but often misunderstood engineering blunder.

That's the focus of "700 Feet Down," a figurative and literal dive into the collapse of the first Tacoma Narrows Bridge that includes plenty of footage of that undersea world, as well as tales of the colossal span's collapse.

A video of the bridges movement and collapse can be found here: YouTube Galloping Gertie

Some headlines - election malarkey

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Some truth - election fraud

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From my penseive:

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Movietime

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Got nothing to report - lots of stuff on the internet but the verification level is non-existent.

It will happen when it happens. This election shows just how far the deep state has permiated our Nation.
Talk about being Red Pilled.

Heading over to YouTube for a while.

I will leave you with this - from the Catholic Monitor:

Exorcist Fr. Ripperger is asking everyone to say this Prayer until the Election is Resolved
A good friend of the Catholic Monitor got this from a group message. She said "exorcist Fr. Chad Ripperger is asking everyone to say this prayer until the election is resolved":

Prayer of Command
In His Name and by the power of His Cross and Blood, I ask Jesus to bind any evil spirits, forces and powers of the earth, air, fire, or water, of the netherworld and the satanic forces of nature. By the power of the Holy Spirit and by His authority, I ask Jesus Christ to break any curses, hexes, or spells and send them back to where they came from, if it be His Holy Will. I beseech Thee Lord Jesus to protect us by pouring Thy Precious Blood on us (my family, etc.), which Thou hast shed for us and I ask Thee to command that any departing spirits leave quietly, without disturbance, and go straight to Thy Cross to dispose of as Thou sees fit. I ask Thee to bind any demonic interaction, interplay, or communications. I place N. (Person, place or thing) under the protection of the Blood of Jesus Christ which He shed for us.
Amen

Powerful words - needed in these dark days.

Interesting - twitter

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Holy crap that was fast - Benford's Law.  Twitter really does not want this information to get out.  Here are three screen captures from my own twitter account from all within 30 seconds of just now:

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These people really do not want this information to get out.  Literally, this went from being a tweet to being banned in under 30 seconds.

And then, I got this email:

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And a closeup of the text:

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So, publishing a link about a law first sugested in 1881 and codified by Frank Benford in 1938 is considered by our Lords and Masters at Twitter to be:

Violating our rules against posting or sharing privately produced/distributed intimate media of someone without their express consent.

Excuse me?

What is interesting is that the average low-information voter will not bother to check out Benford's Law. It is the geek population that twitter is trying to keep this information from. They want to keep us in the Goolag. Down on the Democrat plantation. Shut up and take your free shit.

Reasonably productive day

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Finished a book I was reading (The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson) and it is really good.  An intimate look at Winston Churchill's personal life during the first year of his Prime Ministership. Read a couple other of Laren's books and like them so got this from the library when it came out.

Working inside - cold and sprinkling so do not feel like spending time out of doors. Decluttering and organizing.  Feels good to get it done finally.

Nothing much on the internet - this election was deeply flawed - 400,000 plus ballots marked with a vote for Joe Biden and nothing else? No signatures? Nothing? The military wing of the Democrat party are going to be quite the busy little kiddies once the results are called for President Trump.  All the store owners taking their plywood down? It would be better to purchase even more now during the lull when supplies are to be had. Going to be interesting in a month or two.

Going to fix some deconstructed tacos for dinner, just the toppings, no tortillas. Maybe a salad too.  Figure something out.

Take with a grain of salt but... From english-language Chinese blog GNews:

Sudden Occurrence! The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in China issued a statement announcing the beginning of global CCP extermination.
On Nov. 9, the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Beijing tweeted that the U.S. urges partner countries to resist China’s foreign intervention: The Chinese Communist Party is threatening free and open societies with its activities.

As soon as the evidence of Biden’s manipulation of the election was revealed, the U.S. embassy and consulates in China tweeted to partner countries, and the picture used, 1949-2020, signaled that the Communist Party’s rule would finally be 2020, announcing the beginning of the global extermination of the Chinese Communist Party. CCP, you are done!

They then post the tweet from USA_China_Talk - here is a screen-cap as this will probably not be up for very long:

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Fun times ahead - to all the businesses in the cities who are taking down their plywood window coverings? Don't throw them away just yet. Once the election is determined for the true winner, things will get very spicy.

Of course - voter fraud

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Looks like it was even more egregious than first thought - from Judicial Watch:

New Judicial Watch Study Finds 353 U.S. Counties in 29 States with Voter Registration Rates Exceeding 100%
Judicial Watch announced today that a September 2020 study revealed that 353 U.S. counties had 1.8 million more registered voters than eligible voting-age citizens. In other words, the registration rates of those counties exceeded 100% of eligible voters. The study found eight states showing state-wide registration rates exceeding 100%: Alaska, Colorado, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

The September 2020 study collected the most recent registration data posted online by the states themselves. This data was then compared to the Census Bureau’s most recent five-year population estimates, gathered by the American Community Survey (ACS) from 2014 through 2018. ACS surveys are sent to 3.5 million addresses each month, and its five-year estimates are considered to be the most reliable estimates outside of the decennial census.

Again, they have nothing to offer so they have to cheat.

The vaccine - a problem

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For New York Governor Cuomo that is - from Outkick:

GOV. CUOMO THREATENS TO STOP VACCINE DISTRIBUTION
Pfizer announced Monday that its COVID-19 vaccine is found “to be more than 90% effective in preventing COVID-19 in participants without evidence of prior SARS-CoV-2 infection in the first interim efficacy analysis.” That’s good news. Great, really. Not so fast, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo warns.

While speaking to political partisan George Stephanopoulos — what a combo — Cuomo said the news is “bad” and that he will need to figure out a way to stop distribution before it does damage.

Here is Cuomo putting politics ahead of the country:

Yeah - can't make President Trump look effective.  The vaccine didn't happen on HIS watch. This is actually research that Obama and Biden did during their wonderful action during the 2008-2009 swine flu epidemic - remember that one? Remember the masks? Remember the lockdowns? Big pandemic with no reaction from "our leaders". Fortunate in that the fatality rate was not higher as it was very widespread.

Two headlines - Wuhan Flu

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These caught my eye this morning:

Heh - could not happen to a nicer Chinese company. Zoom did an excellent job of promotion while people were working from home.  People do not want to work from home. End of pandemic? End of Zoom sales.

Time for some moving pictures

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Over to YouTube. The weather is not as windy as last night so should not have any power outages. So far.

Joe Biden's "win"

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Great editorial at the Wall Street Journal via Law Professor Glen Reynolds at Instapundit:

WALL STREET JOURNAL: Joe Biden’s Non-Mandate: He may win the White House, but his party and progressive ideas lost.

Mr. Biden will win the popular vote, and he may eke out a narrow win in the Electoral College. In essence he’ll have reversed Mr. Trump’s victory in 2016 with hair’s-breadth advantages in Wisconsin and Michigan, and perhaps Pennsylvania, Georgia and Arizona. None of them will be by large margins. He will have vanquished an incumbent President, which is no easy task.

But look down the ballot, or across the country, and Mr. Biden’s potential victory looks remarkably limited and personal. Most new Presidents enter office having swept allies into Congress and statehouses as the public embraces his agenda and vision for America. Certainly this was true of Barack Obama in 2008 and to a lesser extent Mr. Trump in 2016. Mr. Biden had no such coattails.

Democrats lost seats in the House, giving up some of the suburban gains they made in 2018 while continuing to struggle in rural areas. The full results won’t be in for weeks, but Speaker Nancy Pelosi may find her majority cut in half or more to the smallest in 20 years.

Senate control may be determined by a Jan. 5 runoff for two seats in Georgia. But the GOP already looks to have won 50 seats to 48 for Democrats, who had expected to ride public dislike for Mr. Trump into the majority. A GOP Senate may compromise with Mr. Biden around centrist ideas, but the aggressive House agenda of the last two years would die again.

This result is all the more remarkable given that Democrats had nearly all of the media, Silicon Valley billionaires, and all of the leading cultural figures and institutions helping them. Even the Chamber of Commerce paid protection money. Democrats raised unheard of sums close to $100 million for some Senate races, outspending Republicans by two or three to one. They still could oust only two incumbents and lost one of their own.

The lack of coattails was also evident in the states, where Democrats spent heavily to flip legislatures.

The outfit that called itself the “Resistance” was composed of “nearly all of the media, Silicon Valley billionaires, and all of the leading cultural figures and institutions.”

Got to love Glen's closing line - they had all the media and money working for them and they still had to cheat to win.  It ain't over 'til it's over. Like I said, this will be a very interesting month.

Trump rallies? The grounds are spotless after everyone leaves. Liberal rallies?

From the London Daily Mail:

Dirty politics! Pictures from across America capture the mess left behind by all-night partygoers out celebrating Biden's victory
A major clean up operation began in New York City early Sunday morning following a night of celebrations after Joe Biden was named the next president of the United States.

Crews were on hand to remove trash strewn across lawns, left under benches and around the fountain in Washington Square Park. Pictures show huge piles of discarded food boxes and empty wine, beer and champagne bottles left by revelers.

More at the site - here are three photos:

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The last photo really highlights life under Democratic rule.  Boarded up windows - peaceful protests 'ya know. The restaurant is closed - the place is for rent. The trash.  Talk about shithole city - and people wonder why citizens are fleeing New York City.

You simply do not have this kind of trash left behind at conservative events.

First put forth in 1881 but codified by Frank Benford in 1938. From InfoGalactic:

Benford's law
Benford's law, also called the first-digit law, is a phenomenological law about the frequency distribution of leading digits in many (but not all) real-life sets of numerical data. The law states that in many naturally occurring collections of numbers the small digits occur disproportionately often as leading significant digits. For example, in sets which obey the law the number 1 would appear as the most significant digit about 30% of the time, while larger digits would occur in that position less frequently: 9 would appear less than 5% of the time. If all digits were distributed uniformly, they would each occur about 11.1% of the time. Benford's law also concerns the expected distribution for digits beyond the first, which approach a uniform distribution.

It has been shown that this result applies to a wide variety of data sets, including electricity bills, street addresses, stock prices, population numbers, death rates, lengths of rivers, physical and mathematical constants, and processes described by power laws (which are very common in nature). It tends to be most accurate when values are distributed across multiple orders of magnitude.

Some of the vote counts came out just fine.  Chicago is an example of one that did not:

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All of the candidates showed a normal distribution except for the Biden/Harris ticket. Those numbers fail analysis. The same holds true for all of the other contested votes. They are trying to steal this election and not doing a very good job of it. It would have been a very simple matter to make sure that the fake votes agreed with Benford's Law. These are the people who think that they are smart enough to be our leaders.

Interesting video at Breitbart.  Governor Kristi Noem (she would make an excellent President in 2024)

A lot of President Trump's legal procedures are supposed to be released tomorrow - should be an interesting month to say the least. There is certainly the evidence from multiple sources - affidavits, testimonies and even statistical analyses.

Coffee time

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Heading out for some coffee and read for a little bit.  Working at the house this morning and starting in on some work outside this afternoon.  Gorgeous day for it.

Heh - so true

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A bit of fun last night

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First power outage of the season.  High winds. This is something I am very used to so had candles and flashlights at the ready.

At my old farm, the power can be out for days sometimes - used to that.

Quick surf and than out for coffee - working outside today.

And that is it for now

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Nothing really catches my eye out there.

See what the internet fairies have brought in at YouTube

Them's fightin' words - Don Surber

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Don has some good words regarding tonight's speech from the man who would be king.

Shove unity where the sun don't shine
Before I take off for my day of rest on Sunday, let me respond to Biden's hypocritical call for national unity. By unity he means conformity.

Shove it.

A real leader who cared about the country would have called for unity 4 years ago when his side was throwing tantrums.

Instead this money-laundering mooch from Wilmington cheered the resistance from the get-go.

A real man would have told Obama, unh, unh. Donald John Trump won fair and square. Treat him with the same respect Dubya treated you.

Instead this crooked, corrupt coward aided and abetted an attempted coup that planted false documents on President Donald John Trump to initiate a witch hunt.

A real man would have called Trump supporters Americans.

Instead he called us the dregs of society.

Shove it.

So true - Biden has been in public office for almost 50 years.  What has he done? I can't name anything either.  The level of corruption surrounding him is astonishing - at some point, even a corrupt party has to reign it in a little bit. Tell the more egregious personae to dial it back a bit. That they are waking up the proles. The next two months will be interesting to say the least. President Trump is no dummy and he had to know they would launch an all-out effort to steal the election.

And back home - delicious dinner

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Great little Chinese restaurant.  It is no Judy Fu's but pretty durn good.  Nice people too.

Quick surf and then watch some videos.

Some numbers - counting votes

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Big discrepency in Michigan - from NOQ Report:

The Hammer and Scorecard smoking gun: 150,000 Michigan presidential ‘voters’ didn’t vote for Senate
It isn’t unheard of for voters to not fill out their entire ballot. Ballot measures and lower level offices often do not get the same attention as state and federal races, so voters will often leave parts of their ballots blank because they just don’t know or care enough about it. But the vast majority of people who vote for president also vote on senate and congressional races. That doesn’t seem to be the case this year in Michigan, a hotly contested swing state that magically manufactured enough votes to put Biden over the top at the last minute.

According to current numbers from DecisionDeskHQ, 5,867,609 people in Michigan voted in the presidential election while 5,717,819 voted in the very competitive Senate election. That’s a 149,790 difference. Biden is currently ahead by 145,935 votes.

Some might say that it’s just such a competitive Senate race that many people were torn so they voted for nobody. Unlikely, but okay. Let’s look at Oregon, which is a very blue state known for rampant voter fraud that did not have any risk of flipping to red in either their presidential vote or senate race. There, 2,317,816 voted for president compared to 2,281,011 voting for Senate, a 36,805 difference.

What about a red state with a competitive Senate race like South Carolina? 2,514,124 voted for president while a nearly identical 2,512,793 voted in the Senate race, a mere 1,331 difference. That sounds much more reasonable based on past elections with only a small portion of the electorate abstaining on the Senate.

Dirty tricks on a stunningly huge scale. More at the site.

The person who fostered Truffle said that she had some drainage pipe that I could have.  Picked it up today and WOW!  Over 100' of the stuff in perfect condition albeit a little weathered.

Felt like the Roman story of Laocoön wrestling the serpents - a photo:

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Truffle and Bear were not amused at having their living-room on wheels be commandeered without so much as a heads up.

Out for a while - some errands

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A couple of errands, run the dogs and get some coffee. Picking up drainage pipe this afternoon - getting that problem taken care of before the rains settle in.

A bunch of pissed off voters

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From America's Newspaper of Record - the Babylon Bee:

Rioters Demand A Recount
Rioters across the country are demanding a recount after Biden became the apparent winner of the presidential election today.

Disappointed with the results of the election so far, would-be rioters and looters are petitioning for recounts in all the swing states Trump has lost.

"We were all ready to loot and burn everything down -- we must count again!" they said, joining with President Trump in his calls for legal challenges and recounts to dispute the apparent Biden victory. "There was obvious voter fraud in this election. We must get a Biden loss, no matter what!"

"I was all ready to do my Christmas shopping, and then Biden won," said a dejected rioter as he stood there with an unlit Molotov cocktail. "How am I supposed to pick up a new Xbox now that Trump lost? Ugh. And I might not have another opportunity for these kinds of deals until 2024!"

Rioters are saying that if they do not get the results they desire, they may just riot and burn the country down anyway in protest.

Truth is stranger than fiction...

From Sarah Hoyt:

LET THE JOKER GO WILD
Okay, we’re in a pickle.

We are in risk of losing the republic. And if we lose it it’s going to be very hard to claw our way back. It could take centuries. So I’m going to suggest we don’t lose it. I’m going to suggest we refuse to stop being Americans. In fact, I’m suggesting we become so American they can’t hold us, and have to vomit us forth whole.

They want us? They don’t know what they want. They want to be our rulers? Do you know that the US is the only country in which presidents age 10 years per year in office? (Which means Joey the pedo, Xi’s turtle boy, will be a mummy in two months.) And do you know how much more they’d age and how much harder it would be if Americans, instead of trying to be good and cooperative and productive citizens, just went out of their way to be obstinate pains in the ass?

This is something we the people can do. Something that doesn’t depend on courts, or institutions, and which is not the fourth box. G-d knows it might yet come to the fourth box (the magic eight ball tells me “it’s almost inevitable”) but perhaps not. And if it does, maybe we can be in a position of strength when the music starts to play.

And yes, I’ll explain:

If the election results stand, despite obvious, obscene, skirts-up fraud on the street, in front of G-d and everyone (And please tiresome trolls, go here and read this, and learn to count above five. And stop trying to comment. I’m just going to spam you. Tell Comrade Xi he doesn’t pay you enough. Even better, kick him in the balls. Be a little American, you. Learn from Hong Kong.) and if they sit Gropey China Joe and Commie LaWhorish, I expect war by July, but it could take a year or more. Only because our side is slow to anger. On the other hand — and the left might want to remember this — we are ACTUALLY very thorough when we flip over. Y’all cosplay revolution. We just get pissed and steamroll everything. Remember that. It won’t be pretty.

The problem is if they have at least nominal power, they will have at least some of the armed forces. Which means the conflict will go on forever. Unless we soften the hell out of them, first, and give them nervous breakdowns. (Which is not as hard as it seems, since most of them are extreme neurotics.)

If OTOH Trump carries this in the courts, the left is going to try to amp up the sort of shit they’ve been doing for the next four years and burn the country down and destroy our economy, unless we let them have their little red wagon and fifty scoops of commie cream.

One way or another, we need to fight them. We. Us. Right now. On the ground. And not with bullets.

Much more at the site. An excellent rant, spot on, 100% accurate.
Some wise words and several hundred excellent comments.

And of course - The Trump Registry

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Looks like the liberals are cowards - AGAIN...  Typical act of a bully - call them on something and they try to dissapear it.
Case in point? The Trump Registry website now returns a Code 404

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The Internet Archive still has a copy but who knows how long that will last:

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These people are trying to re-write history. If something does not fit their narrative, they try to slip-stream it out of existence. They are trying to fabricate an Overton Window and drag our society into the gutter.

Breaking for the evening

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Got some soup heating up, dogs fed and run outside. Calling it quits for the day.

This concerns me

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Looks like the progressives are compiling a hit list.  Check out The Trump Registry:

Remember What They Did
We should welcome in our fellow Americans with whom we differ politically.

But the world should never forget those who, when faced with a decision, chose to put their money, their time, and their reputations behind separating children from their families, encouraging racism and anti-Semitism, and negligently causing the unnecessary loss of life and economic devastation from our country's failed response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This site will be a permanent record of:

    • Individuals who worked for the Trump for President campaign in 2016 or 2020.
    • Individuals who worked as a political appointee in the Trump Administration.
    • Individuals who were appointed by President Trump to any boards, commissions, or the judiciary.
    • Individuals who donated $1000 or more to the Donald J. Trump for President, and related campaign committees in 2016 and 2020.
    • Individuals and organizations that publicly endorsed either of Donald Trump's campaigns for President, in 2016 or 2020.
    • Law firms that worked for the Trump for President campaign or Administration
    • Individuals who supported Trump, but publicly denounced the Trump campaign and/or Administration prior to Election Day 2020.

More than just a little bit spooky. Registration information is here:

Domain Name: thetrumpregistry.com
Registry Domain ID: 2569291503_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.google.com
Registrar URL: https://domains.google.com
Updated Date: 2020-10-30T18:20:58Z
Creation Date: 2020-10-30T18:20:56Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2021-10-30T18:20:56Z
Registrar: Google LLC
Registrar IANA ID: 895
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: email@google.com
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.8772376466
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited https://www.icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: Contact Privacy Inc. Customer 1248570366
Registrant Organization: Contact Privacy Inc. Customer 1248570366
Registrant Street: 96 Mowat Ave
Registrant City: Toronto
Registrant State/Province: ON
Registrant Postal Code: M4K 3K1
Registrant Country: CA

Google - a branch in Toronto. Big tech getting a little bit out of hand. Looking at the source code for the web page, it was developed at Google using internal Google tools.

And then, there is this tweet from Obama's campaign manager - June, 2016

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The deep state is alive and well.

Released today - from his website:

STATEMENT OF PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP
“We believe the American people deserve to have full transparency into all vote counting and election certification, and that this is no longer about any single election. This is about the integrity of our entire election process. From the beginning we have said that all legal ballots must be counted and all illegal ballots should not be counted, yet we have met resistance to this basic principle by Democrats at every turn. We will pursue this process through every aspect of the law to guarantee that the American people have confidence in our government. I will never give up fighting for you and our nation.”
- President Donald J. Trump

Good luck and God Speed

Takes one to know one - Rod Blagojevich

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From Newsmax:

Rod Blagojevich to Newsmax TV: Election Fraud Is a 'Time-Honored Tradition' in Dem Cities
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich told Newsmax TV that election fraud runs deep and is widespread in large Democrat-controlled cities.

During a Friday appearance on Newsmax TV’s “John Bachman Now,” Blagojevich said claims that Democrats are stealing votes in Philadelphia are true and the fraud likely isn’t limited to just one city.

“I don't think it's just confined to Philadelphia,” he said, adding his "instincts" tell him election fraud is taking place in other cities like Atlanta, Detroit, Milwaukee, and Las Vegas.

“Coming out of the Democratic Chicago political establishment I know how they operate,” he said, pointing out Democrats control the political apparatus that counts the votes, the polling places, and the people who count the votes. “It’s a time-honored tradition" he said of Democratic election fraud.

Blagojevich spent eight years in Federal prison for corruption. Time to get rid of the corruption.

Glitch? From Just The News:

Michigan county flips back to Trump, following repair of voting software glitch
The an election-software glitch in Michigan's Antrim County that had incorrectly directed votes Democratic presidential candidate to Joe Biden was fixed Friday, putting thousands of vote correctly into President Trump's totals.

The software had reportedly caused a significant number of votes to be allotted to Biden in a county that has for years been reliably red. In the presumed final count, Biden had originally led in the county by roughly 3,000 votes. Revised totals show that Trump won the county by around 2,500.

Addressing the alleged software glitch, Michigan GOP Chairwoman Laura Cox said Friday during a press conference that "47 counties [in Michigan] use this same software in the same capacity."

And how many other states are using the same software. Curious but not unexpected.

Out for a while

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Got some stuff done this morning - heading out for a walk and coffee.

Nothing much on the internet - the election results are still being debated. I do hope that the fraud will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law - federal prison time.

As I have said before, the Democrats had nothing to run on so they cheated. Always have, always will.

Makes perfect sense to me:

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Some headlines - election

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True words - those who seek power

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Never appease them. It will never be enough.

These lessons have been written before time after time but we fail to realize the basic truth.

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Johnny Rotten talks politics

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He speaks with my voice - wonderful smackdown of liberalism. From Good Morning Britain.

They are shameless - from President Trump's twitter account:

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Some schadenfreude

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The Dems did a major voter fraud operation and we are still waiting for the dust to settle on that. BUT...
There is another arena where they did poorly and the long knives are coming out - from Politico:

‘Dumpster fire’: House Democrats trade blame after Tuesday’s damage
House Democrats are asking themselves one question after Tuesday’s election stunner: What the hell happened?

In the House, bleary-eyed Democrats were still sorting out the wreckage when they awoke Wednesday with dozens of their members’ races still uncalled and not a single GOP incumbent ousted — an outcome that virtually no one in the party had predicted in a year in which Democrats were going on the offense deep in Trump country.

Even with tens of thousands of ballots still to be counted, shell-shocked Democratic lawmakers, strategists and aides privately began trying to pin the blame: The unreliable polls. The GOP’s law-and-order message amid a summer of unrest. The “hidden Trump voters.” The impeachment hangover. The lack of a coronavirus stimulus deal.

Some corners of the party were also beginning to question the message and tactics at the top, with several Democrats predicting — and some even demanding — a significant overhaul within the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, including possibly even ousting chairwoman Cheri Bustos, whose Illinois race has yet to be called.

Just 24 hours earlier, Democrats including Bustos and Speaker Nancy Pelosi were boasting about the opportunity to expand their majority, with some even predicting they could win as many as a dozen seats in the House by clawing back GOP territory in the suburbs of Texas, Ohio and Illinois.

But by Wednesday morning, party officials and the rank and file were in panic mode as they awaited the results of nearly 20 members of the Democrats’ historic freshman class that handed the party control of the House just two years ago. And already they were saying goodbye to at least a half-dozen of their centrist Democratic colleagues, who were stunned by GOP challengers on Tuesday, including Abby Finkenauer in Iowa and Donna Shalala in Florida.

Heh - they were looking to sweep Congress and to be in power for the next 10,000 years.  They did not understand the American voter - they work for us and not the other way around.

We have already seen what happens when someone tries to implement "One People, One Land, One Leader". Oh, the people who came up with that little ditty were also National Socialists. Reminds me of this from George  Santayana:

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

So true - happens time after time after time. What happens when you practice indocrination instead of education.

More of same this morning

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Still lots of very obvious voter fraud out there. Some encourging words via Vox Day - two posts:

First:

Trust the President
Trust the plan. Carlos Osweda explains why there is no need to freak out over the Democrats' electoral shenanigans:

    1. Trump prepared for this exact fight.
    2. Trump LOVES challenges.
    3. The law is 100 percent on Trump's side.
    4. Trump has a million legal weapons to fight this.
    5. This will lead to greater federal oversight of voting for national office.
    6. TRUMP WON.
    7. The reason they pulled this amateurish horseshit is that Republicans never fought fraud before.

WHAT HAVE I TOLD YOU IS THE FATAL FLAW OF LEFTISM?

Leftists always overreach.

And second:

Over the target
The last tweet of Carlos Osweda prior to Twitter banning him.

The national election fraud of 2020 has never happened before.
It being rare has no relevance.
When Trump is done with you bastards, you'll never do it again.
Trust me on that.
END

Prophetic indeed....

@COsweda
Account suspended
Twitter suspends accounts which violate the Twitter Rules

Much more at each link.

One can hope. This election is showing everyone the dank underbelly of social media. An added benefit.

Enough of this

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Watching some YouTube videos and doing an early bedtime.

Working at home tomorrow - got a couple of small projects to knock out. The garage is coming along really nicely.

Voter fraud - Georgia

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David Shafer is the Chairman of the Georgia Republican Party - from his twitter account:

Some numbers - the election

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Not surprising - from Lucianne:

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So true

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Today's Democrat party studied at the feet of a master:

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More election headlines

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And done with the day

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Finished the grocery deliveries. Making tacos for dinner - cold blustery afternoon - good weather for it. Quick surf as stuff thaws out.

Spherical cow? InfoGalactic:

Spherical cow
A spherical cow is a humorous metaphor for highly simplified scientific models of complex real life phenomena. The implication is that theoretical physicists will often reduce a problem to the simplest form they can imagine in order to make calculations more feasible, even though such simplification may hinder the model's application to reality. The concept is well enough known that it is sometimes referred to in scientific discourse without explanation.

And an example:

Milk production at a dairy farm was low, so the farmer wrote to the local university, asking for help from academia. A multidisciplinary team of professors was assembled, headed by a theoretical physicist, and two weeks of intensive on-site investigation took place. The scholars then returned to the university, notebooks crammed with data, where the task of writing the report was left to the team leader. Shortly thereafter the physicist returned to the farm, saying to the farmer, "I have the solution, but it only works in the case of spherical cows in a vacuum".

Well...

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Some headlines - voter fraud

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Just a few - click to read the stories. These are pretty blatant and statistically impossible:

Tip of the iceberg. The Z Man has an excellent meditation on this whole process:

What We Learned
Elections are one of those windows into the nature of a society, like the roads or public transport systems. It is a manifestation of the real nature of society. In the case of elections, it is not about the results, but about how the election is run. Orderly, well run societies have orderly, well run elections. The results are known soon after the votes are cast and no one questions them. In disorderly, low-trust societies, the vote is messy and chaotic and no one takes the results at face value.

You see that with yesterday’s election. Most people voting remember when you stopped off to vote on the way home from work or maybe before work. Office people could vote at their lunch break, because it only took a half hour at most. In most of the country, even big urban areas, it was rare to run into long lines or delays. Today, the opposite is now true. It is rare to experience an orderly, well run polling station. Instead it is long lines, broken equipment and lots of shenanigans.

Of course, those chaotic voting stations are not able to tally the votes in a timely manner, so the count carries on for days in some areas. Back in the days of mechanical voting machines and paper ballots, the vote was counted in hours. If the polls in a state closed at seven, the vote was known by nine. Again, there were exceptions, as nothing is perfect, but they were exceptions. Yesterday’s vote will not be known for weeks and much of it will be decided in the courts.

Much more at the site - some really good observations.

Back home again

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Waiting to hear on the grocery deliveries.

Looks like massive cases of voter fraud - should be interesting. Some nice gains in the House.

Time to walk the pups

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Get some gas, take the pups for a nice run, get some coffee and commiserate with friends, deliver the groceries to the shut-ins. That is my day so far.

Hard to believe I am still here at 70 years old.  Definitely do not feel like it. Looking forward to another 20 at least.

Back later this afternoon.

Something to remember - Biden

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This video was posted October 24th 

The trucks are out early this morning

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A scene from the local county court-house:

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Some good perspective

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At Busted Knuckles:

Even With All Of The Election Fuckery We Just Witnessed, Think About This
I’d give credit where it’s due but the guy who wrote it posted it anonymously,

So,

    • despite 95% media control,
    • despite 3 letter agencies all gunning for him,
    • despite a 4 year witch hunt by democrats,
    • despite multiple attempts on his life,
    • despite election fraud and fuckery,
    • despite the faux pandemic,
    • despite the riots,
    • despite all of Soros’ money,
    • despite social media deplatforming everyone,

Trump has beat these fuckers. Not only that, but the Supreme Court will not be friendly about what they are about to learn.

It ain't over till the fat lady sings - there was definitely a lot of voter fraud. How much is the question. The next couple of weeks will be interesting.

Three fun videos

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There are a couple of YouTubers that I really like. They released new videos recently:

Pecos Hank is a musician and stormchaser whose videos are always wonderful and fun:

Purgatory IronWorks is a blacksmith:

In this video, Trenton Tye highlights the serious problem that blacksmiths and tool-makers can have.

Finally, Essential Craftsman is amazing - here he is talking about sharpening:

Scott is the poet laureate of crafting.

Video time

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Enough - time to stop looking at forecasts and just wait for tomorrow's results.

Heading over to YouTube.

Oopsie - the New York Times tweeted

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This was a message for internal consumption only but it got tweeted to the general public account instead:

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Of course they deleted it and issued a retraction but it got out and, as we know, the internet is forever. More here.

And back home for the night

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Thai food was delicious, took the pups for another run this afternoon and now, back home, pot of tea brewing. Quick surf, some videos and calling it a day.

Have yet to unwrap my one big birthday present - looks like I will probably get it.  Four more years. Keep America Great.

Out of here

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Running a few errands and heading up for Thai food. Back in a couple of hours.

From Newsweek:

Antifa Plans Wave of Demonstrations on Streets as U.S. Election Polls Close
A wave of demonstrations are being planned to mark the end of the US election, it has emerged.

Protesters supporting the Black Lives Matter and Antifa movements are organizing protests beginning on Tuesday night.

One Twitter post depicting a police car and a brick alongside the phrase "ballot box" with an arrow directing that it should be going through the vehicle's window has attracted more than 17,000 likes since it was posted on the social media platform.

Shit is going to get real.  The "protests" earlier this year was just a demo. A warm-up to the main event. The Democrats own this.

Bricks in Chicago

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Looks like the "peaceful protests" are planned well in advance. Logistics at work.
From musician JJ Boogie's twitter account:

From DigMemePray - Connecticut and Denver

From Taylor - more Denver

Lots of other photos on the web. The left is trying for a coup. The Democrats own this.

And out the door - coffee, etc.

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Had a nice nap, heading out for some coffee and to socialize for a bit. Got an email to draft and a couple small things to do but not working today.  Maybe Thai food for dinner.

Back in a couple of hours - Florida looks interesting to say the least.  We will not know anything until much later today regardless. Feel sorry for those living in the cities.

Be sure to vote Democrat - the party that wants to bring back the 1918 pandemic, the 1930's depression and the 1969 race riots.

Oh hell no Nancy

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National Public Radio needs to be defunded. From their twitter account:

Hey Nancy - ever hear of the Constitution? Might want to take a look at it one of these days. It determines the operation and governing of the United States, not the Communist Manifesto which seems to be your playbook these days.How about going back to work for the people who elected you. You have a job to do. Your district is a shithole.

Woke up this morning

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Did not see my shadow so heading back to bed for another hour or two of sleep.

Turning 70 years old today - feel like I am 50. In great shape and very healthy and strong. Got a wonderful package and card from Lisa.

Nothing much on the internet - election day so the usual silliness.  Very glad to not be living in a city now. Hunkering down and staying on the island for the next couple of days.

Pouring down rain so back to bed.

Sassy Justice

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The latest from South Park creators Trey Parker & Matt Stone:

Fred Sassy is an American Consumer Advocate and reporter for the Cheyenne news at 9, a local TV station in Cheyenne, Wyoming. On his weekly show, Sassy Justice, Fred goes to battle for the common man in his hometown. This week, he’s uncovering the dangers behind manipulated videos that are increasingly popping up on the internet.

Love it - having fun with deep fakes. Website here: Sassy Justice

Now that is some vote counting

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Pennsylvania's State Attorney General knows the election results before election day - from his twitter account:

Nope - no fiddling with the vote at all. Truly above board and honest.

And I have a slightly used bridge in downtown New York City that you might be interested in buying.

Once to every man and nation

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Gerard knocks it out of the park:

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Year upon year in Earth’s darker forests,
Heaped at the foot of the trees,
Dry drifts of wood rot and leaf fall increase
Which sunlight shall never seize.

The vampire by sunlight or stake.
The wolfman by silver in bone.
The demon by bell, book, and pentagram.
The fascist by fire alone.

The ash that descends in the September skies
Where the leapers swam down the stones?
Best answered by bombs from mid-heaven at prayer
With that fire which hollows the bones.

The vampire by sunlight or stake.
The wolfman by silver in bone.
The demon by bell, book, and pentagram.
The fascist by fire alone.

If their god decrees war, God’s war shall prevail.
His lessons are seared in His stone.
No dreams shall defer, nor wishes erase,
The answers that burn in the bone.

The vampire by sunlight or stake.
The wolfman by silver in bone.
The demon by bell, book, and pentagram.
The fascist by fire alone.

Only by Fire is Fascism Finished.
This Sin is demanded that Your Line may Live.
Only through Fire is Freedom Reborn.
Each generation pulls the Sword from the Stone.

Title of this post - one of my favorite hymns. First verse:

Once to ev'ry man and nation
Comes the moment to decide,
In the strife of truth and falsehood,
For the good or evil side;
Some great cause, some great decision,
Off'ring each the bloom or blight,
And the choice goes by forever
'Twixt that darkness and that light.

This is one of the more important elections in our lifetime. The battle-lines are drawn very clearly.

Some election headlines

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Disgusting - power grab. The Democrats did not bother pushing a candidate with merits as they knew that they were going to cheat anyway. Some headlines:

Biden's "people" are trying to implement a coup.

Twitter and Facebook are the gatekeepers of progressive thinking.

Crap - RIP Alan Rath

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Alan who? From the San Francisco Chronicle Datebook:

Alan Rath, Bay Area artist who pioneered electronic sculptures, dies at 60
Alan Rath, the Bay Area artist who crafted playful sculptures out of electronic and robotic material, inspiring a generation of Burning Man artists, died Tuesday, Oct. 27, in Oakland. He was 60.

The cause was complications from a rare form of multiple sclerosis, said Dianne Dec, who curated several exhibitions of his work at Hosfelt Gallery and served as his gallerist in San Francisco.

Rath’s kinetic sculptures often featured video animations of giant human eyes that roamed across flat electronic screens, blinking and darting and staring back at their viewers.

With a degree in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rath cited a wide range of inspiration, including Alexander Calder, David Smith, Jimi Hendrix, NASA and Robert Moog, who designed analog synthesizers.

“I realized I had zero musical talent, and I absolutely love music, and the ideas in music really inform so much of what I do,” Rath said in an interview with The Chronicle in 2013. “But I can’t make music, so I make these other things.”

Rath’s alien-looking pieces are designed to move with lifelike fluidity, composed of materials like fiberglass, polypropylene, aluminum, custom electronics and partridge feathers. Their movement is caused by motion sensors and body heat.

Some photos at the site. A major talent and innovator. 2020 strikes again.

Heh - Kayleigh McEnany nails it.

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I love her - she is articulate and one of the smartest press secretaries we have had (and I thought that Sarah Huckabee Sanders was pretty awesome). From FOX News:

Dem cities boarding up 'all the proof you need' the left shouldn't have 'federal power': Kayleigh McEnany
Joe Biden's Democratic Party is threatening violence while President Trump is promising law and order, Kayleigh McEnany argued in the final stretch to the presidential election.

Businesses and retailers in major cities are increasing Election Day security by boarding up storefront windows and taking other measures in Portland, New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit and Washington, D.C., following a summer of widespread riots and mayhem.

"Notice what those cities have in common. They're all Democrat cities," the Trump 2020 campaign senior adviser told "Fox & Friends" Monday, adding it is "all the proof you need that the left should not be given federal power."

Yeah - they own this. Totally own this. Glad that I am not in a big city. Lisa is also in a small town for the next couple of months.

This is wonderful - from the White House:

Executive Order on Establishing the President’s Advisory 1776 Commission
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to better enable a rising generation to understand the history and principles of the founding of the United States in 1776, and, through this, form a more perfect Union, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Just go and read the whole thing - this is a masterstroke. One paragraph:

Against this history, in recent years, a series of polemics grounded in poor scholarship has vilified our Founders and our founding.  Despite the virtues and accomplishments of this Nation, many students are now taught in school to hate their own country, and to believe that the men and women who built it were not heroes, but rather villains.  This radicalized view of American history lacks perspective, obscures virtues, twists motives, ignores or distorts facts, and magnifies flaws, resulting in the truth being concealed and history disfigured.  Failing to identify, challenge, and correct this distorted perspective could fray and ultimately erase the bonds that knit our country and culture together.

This is an  incredibly powerful and well written document - it marks the return of reason to our children's education.  It puts a stop to the long march through the institutions.

Winding up to the final hours

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Interesting editorial from Slate Magazine:

Trump Can’t Just “Declare Victory”
We are nearing the end of a ridiculous pandemic-laden election season, where we may hit record turnout despite the most blatant attempt to suppress the vote in a generation. More than 90 million people have already voted, and we may reach a record turnout of over 150 million on Election Day. I am sure we would have exceeded that number by millions more votes if President Donald Trump and Republicans had not fought efforts around the country to make voting during the pandemic a little less onerous.

And with Joe Biden ahead in the polls, the Trump end playbook has become increasingly clear: attack the counting of ballots after election night—even if they’ve arrived by Election Day—and prematurely declare victory if Trump is ahead—or possibly even close—in the early count. Indeed, Axios reported on Sunday that “President Trump has told confidants he’ll declare victory on Tuesday night if it looks like he’s ‘ahead,’ according to three sources familiar with his private comments.” This is largely in line with Republican lawsuits this election season, including a request over the weekend by Texas Republicans for a federal judge to throw out more than 100,000 ballots, which is likely to fail. Any such effort to continue this ploy after election night would be a disgusting attempted coup to try to stop the counting and manipulate public opinion, but the good news is it is also very unlikely to work.

Bzzzztttt - dead wrong.  All that President Trump has to do is to win 270 or more electoral votes. That is all. This is just propaganda - fake news writ large.

And nothing out there

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Very quiet news day.  The usual drops from Hunter's laptop. The guy is sick.

Heading out to take the pups for a run and then some coffee and back home to work. Truffle is being very much a puppy this morning - getting into everything. Bear just looks at me as if to say: "Dad? I know I wanted her but do we have to keep her?"  We do - she is turning into a really good dog.

And that is it for me for now

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Some YouTube videos and I am headed to bed.

Lisa is starting to get settled at her work - a bit of a rough start but things are going well.  We communicate a couple times/day and seem to be getting closer - really sweet lady. See what happens.

I'd see it - cute mashup

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Not to speak ill of the dead but - from The Irish Times:

Veteran journalist and author Robert Fisk dies aged 74
Veteran foreign correspondent and author Robert Fisk has died after becoming unwell at his Dublin home on Friday.

It is understood the journalist was admitted to St Vincent’s hospital where he died a short time later. He was 74.

Fisk was one of the most highly regarded and controversial British foreign correspondents of the modern era and was described by the New York Times in 2005 as “probably the most famous foreign correspondent in Britain”.

Fisk was most known for the term Fisking.  His style of reporting was very high on emotion and very slight on actual facts.  To "Fisk" someone's reporting, you go through the entire piece line by line pointing out exactly what happened and you outline where Fisk deviated from the truth or spiked his writing with emotion.

From the Urban Dictionary:

Fisking
The word is derived from articles written by Robert Fisk that were easily refuted, and refers to a point-by-point debunking of lies and/or idiocies.
Here we have a great example of a fisking of a clearly biased writer.

From InfoGalactic:

Fisking
Fisking is a blogosphere slang describing a point-by-point criticism that highlights perceived errors, or disputes the analysis in a statement, article, or essay. The term originated from various blogs which have taken particular issue with Fisk's views. Many of these bloggers have responded by reprinting his dispatches on their blogs, adding their own paragraph-by-paragraph commentary, dissecting and debunking Fisk's assertions and opinions. According to The Guardian, "fisking" has come to denote the practice of "savaging an argument and scattering the tattered remnants to the four corners of the internet".

The InfoGalactic entry offers several links to additional citations of Fisking. The guy is celebrated in some circles because he promoted the One True Narrative but he is reviled for his playing fast and loose with the truth in crucial settings where the truth was sorely needed.

100% accurate - a Venn Diagram

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From Daily Timewaster - whomever did this hit it out of the park:

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How can you be in two places at once

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When you're not anywhere at all...

The left is using a fake Kamala Harris to campaign and Congressional Candidate Laura Loomer caught her:

The full story at Gateway Pundit.

Title?  This 1969 album from Firesign Theater. Funny then and still funny now. Good surreal stuff.

Very good move by our President

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From The Whitehouse:

Proclamation on National Day of Remembrance for Americans Killed by Illegal Aliens
On this National Day of Remembrance, we pause to honor the memory of every American life so egregiously taken from us by criminal illegal aliens. As sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, and as American citizens, these precious lives are an irreplaceable piece of our national community. We solemnly stand with their families — our Angel Families — who have endured what no American family should ever have to suffer. Today, we recommit to ensuring that those responsible for these tragedies face justice, while taking every action to prevent these horrific acts from occurring in our Nation.

Good - bring it out into the open and make the Democrats own this.  They are in favor of open borders. The people coming through are not always the best and brightest. Some are leaving a criminal past when they enter. The Conservatives want to know who is coming into our country - to keep the scum out.  The Democrats have publicly stated that they want open borders.  Let them own this one.

Done for the day - busy

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Breaking for the day. Busy day and got a lot done.  Making use of the sunshine while I have it.

Quick surf and then fix some dinner.

Craigslist deal this morning was a winner - two nice WiFi range extenders for $40 in like-new condition.

Out the door for a few hours

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Taking the pups for a run, Craigslist deal and then coffee.  Working at home today.

Cloudless - nice warm sunshine. Perfect indian summer morning.

Quiet morning so far

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Got a Craigslist deal in two hours - a pair of WiFi extenders. Much needed. Glorious day so taking the pups out for a nice long walk before then.

Time for a hot shower and some breakfast - nothing much happening on the internet. The calm before the storm.

Was invited to an election night party - the 3rd also happens to be my birthday - 70 this year. Cripes I am old. Planning for another 20 years at least. In great health and in better shape than either of my parents who lived until 87 and 94.

Five truths

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From My Pensieve:

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So true - each and every one of them.

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