March 2023 Archives


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Got a point there - President Trump

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Jonathan Turley writing at the New York Post:

Trump would have been better off robbing Stormy with a gun — Bragg would have thrown that case out
James Comey could not contain himself at the news of an indictment of former President Donald Trump.

Comey hopped on Twitter to declare, “It’s been a good day.”

The former FBI director, who has been teaching and speaking on government ethics, joined others in celebrating the upcoming arrest of Trump because nothing says “ethical leadership” like a patently political prosecution.

Comey declined to prosecute Hillary Clinton on her email scandal despite finding that she violated federal rules and handled classified material “carelessly.”

He declared, “Ethical leaders lead by seeing above the short term, above the urgent or the partisan, and with a higher loyalty to lasting values, most importantly the truth.”

Much more at the site - he is having fun with this.
Turley is a law professor at George Washington University Law School.
280+ comments - some good ones...

CNN was right

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Turns out there are 33 charges against President Trump.

They are flinging all their poo against the wall hoping that something will stick.
Making a big bowl of popcorn. 

Climate change alarmists sad

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Saving a screen-grab for when they memory-hole it:

20230330-cnn-screen.jpgNote the date:  March 30, 2023

Donald Trump indicted by Manhattan grand jury on more than 30 counts related to business fraud
Donald Trump faces more than 30 counts related to business fraud in an indictment from a Manhattan grand jury, according to two sources familiar with the case – the first time in American history that a current or former president has faced criminal charges.

Trump is expected to appear in court on Tuesday.

The indictment has been filed under seal and will be announced in the coming days. The charges are not publicly known at this time.

From what we know in the real-world, there is one count and not 30.
That count is being leveled by a former lawyer of President Trump - a known fabulist.

My thought is that the tranny shooter's manifesto is going to be published soon and it is inflammatory.
They want all of the CNN-watching NPCs to reprogram to this as being The Next Thing
Interesting times to say the least...

Doubling down - the big hammer

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Neil Oliver:

Indicting President Trump - I can think of no other reason.  Maybe her "manifesto" is too explosive.
The case against President Trump is weak - the star witness is a fabulist known for lying and exaggeration.
Tucker lays out the story:

Don Jr. had the right idea:
Shove it down their throats - indeed!!!

A worthy battle

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And I landed in jail - twattle

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I said something strong about trannies and mental health and was immediatly locked in jail.
They had me delete the tweet.  Wait for a while and start probing - see what I CAN get away with.
The English language is wonderful in that a few words can have so many meanings - it's all in the nuance...


Another movie to watch - Nefarious

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This one looks good too - based on a book by Steve Deace.
He is a conservative talk-show host and Christian - I like his writing and his passion for doing good.
Definitely a play of good and evil going on here.

Piezoelectric materials turn mechanical pressure into electricity and vice versa.  Some phonograph cartridges, the push-button igniters on propane barbeques, loudspeakers.  That sort of stuff.  Piezoelectric materials have always been a solid - until now.  From IEEE Spectrum (Eye Triple-Eee - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)

Liquid Salts Bring Push-button Lenses Into Focus
First-ever piezoelectric liquids could spark new technologies in optics and hydraulics

Scientists have discovered the first known piezoelectric liquids, which are able to convert mechanical force to electric charge, and vice versa. The generally environmentally friendly nature of these materials suggests they may find many applications beyond standard piezoelectric compounds, such as novel, electrically controlled optics and hydraulics. However, much remains unknown about how they work, and therefore what they may be capable of.

Piezoelectricity was first discovered in 1880. The effect has since found a wide range of applications, including cellphone speakers, inkjet printers, ultrasound imaging, sonar equipment, pressure sensors, acoustic guitar pickups, and diesel fuel injectors.

Until now, all known piezoelectric materials were solid. Now scientists have for the first time discovered piezoelectric liquids. They detailed their findings in a study online 9 March in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters.

This is going to liven up a few things 😁

Looks good but of course, it's a Wes Anderson movie:

Remember this - mass shootings

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Each mass shooting in the last ten years has had elements that did not stand up to inspection.
False flag operation anyone?


They said that there was a manifesto.  Now? From Daily Caller:

Nashville Police Refuse To Release Trans School Shooter’s Manifesto
Nashville police will not be releasing the manifesto of the deceased Covenant School shooting suspect, a police spokesperson told the Daily Caller News Foundation on Tuesday.

Nashville Metro Police Department (NMPD) announced that they had found “writings” from 28-year-old transgender suspect Audrey Hale’s home Monday that indicated a “calculated and planned” attack, according to an NMPD press release. An NMPD spokesperson told the DCNF Tuesday that the department had no intentions of releasing the documents to the public anytime soon, citing the ongoing investigation into Hale.

I can see this - keeping things under wraps until everything is sorted out but still...  We want to know.

Also, some people are noting that the shoes worn by the shooter are different when she enters the school compared to her post-mortem photo. A few other matters are not quite lining up. Timing of other people in the area.

True - maybe time to bring them back

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Bringing asylums back would solve a lot of social ills...


Senator Kennedy is having way too much fun:
Quite the  indictment of our educational system too - these are basic questions...

I want to see a perp-walk - from Conservative Brief:

Adam Schiff Accused of Leaking Classified Info: ‘A Felony’
Former House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff allegedly leaked highly classified information so frequently that a former CIA director claims he was forced to limit how much information he gave to him and his staff.

Mike Pompeo, who served in that post for a year before then-President Donald Trump named him secretary of state, made the accusation and claims in a Fox News interview on Wednesday.

“During my time as CIA director and secretary of state, I know that he leaked classified information that had been provided to him,”...

And a bit more:

During his time in Congress, Pompeo, a graduate of Harvard Law School and the U.S. Military Academy, served on the Intelligence Committee, so he’s familiar with how it operates. He also explained that the information seen by the committee, as well as its counterpart in the Senate, is highly compartmentalized and privileged, and not every member of Congress gets to see it.

He also said that Schiff’s behavior while acting as chairman “almost ruined that committee,” adding that House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) “got it exactly right” by removing his Democratic colleague from it.

Besides booting Schiff, McCarthy removed another member from the committee as well, Rep. Eric Swalwell, also a California Democrat, over a previous relationship with a suspected Chinese spy believed to be sexual in nature. The suspected spy, named Fang Fang, assisted with Swalwell’s 2014 campaign; the relationship was not revealed until 2020, however.

The current crop of "representatives" have zero morals or ethics.
They only care about power, the $$$ and not getting caught.

From The Daily Wire:

‘What A Coincidence’: Massive Donations Come To Light After AOC Defends TikTok From Possible Ban
An organization that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is a member of has accepted sizable donations from ByteDance, the Chinese parent company of the social media platform TikTok, which the democratic socialist recently defended from a possible nationwide ban.

Jake Denton, a technology policy expert at the Heritage Foundation, noted that Ocasio-Cortez is a member of the advisory council for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, a nonprofit entity that received $150,000 at the end of last year from ByteDance, according to a lobbying contribution report. “What a coincidence,” Denton said on social media.

MABA - Make Alexandria Bartend Again

Needs to get their budget cut by 80%

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Go back to their core competency.  Skip being the dems enforcers.
From The Washington Times:

IRS sent agent to Twitter Files journalist’s home on day of House weaponization committee testimony
House Judiciary Committee chairman Jim Jordan is probing an unannounced, in-person visit by the IRS to the home of Matt Taibbi on the same day the “Twitter Files” journalist warned of a sprawling “censorship industrial complex” in testimony before the subcommittee on the weaponization of the federal government.

In a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel on Monday, Mr. Jordan said that while Mr. Taibbi was testifying before the committee on March 9, an IRS revenue officer appeared at Mr. Taibbi’s New Jersey residence and left a note telling him to call the agency in four days.

Not the first time.  More at the site.  I have nothing against the town of Adak on the Aleutian panhandle but it does seem to be an appropriately remote place to relocate the FBI central offices. They are looking at building a new office building with more square feet than the Pentagon (most sq. ft. of any office building). I would suggest that a smaller facility in Adak would suit them better until they come to their senses.

Do not forget that Mr. Taibbi is a very liberal journalist and even he is upset by all that is being disclosed.

Speaking for all of us

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What Nashville shooter?

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Expect this story to be memory-holed in 3... 2... 1...

The shooter was a member of the protected class. 
The pronouns on her Linked-In page are He/Him

And, of course, there seems to be a manifesto.


Another busy day

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Breaking a bit early - working at the farm getting ready for my departure to North Carolina.

Looking forward to the move - WA State just instituted a 7% capital gains tax on selling securities.  Not real estate but that will not be long in coming.  There is no state income tax but our sales tax is about 9%.  The government is nickel and diming its citizens to death. Meanwhile, they are building small houses for the professional homeless for $800K each.  We need to reopen the asylums.  Worked then, it will work now.  Mutter mutter mutter grumble...

Yep - spying

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Quite the difference

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And your spirit animal?

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Was wondering why President Trump was being so hard on him recently.
This might have a lot to do with it - from Conservative Treehouse:

Political Consultant Mark Simone Admits Team Bush and Karl Rove are Group Behind Ron DeSantis Effort….
Put a fork in the opposition denials to what was increasingly obvious; it’s over.

Last summer we saw the fingerprints of the professional republican apparatus all over the construct that was creating the Ron DeSantis 2024 effort. The data was all going in one direction, all of the constructs were identical to the Karl Rove playbook with the single addition of the Republican Governor’s Association as a participant. As the months moved forward the Rovian elements became more and more clear. The DeSantis supporters tried to deny it, but the truth of the issue is just too obvious.

Now, insider republican political consultant Mark Simone admits that Team Bush and Karl Rove are the specific organizers of the DeSantis 2024 effort. Appearing on Fox Business, Larry Kudlow asks directly, “who is behind the DeSantis campaign?” Simone admits, “yeah, it’s Karl Rove – Karl Rove has been advising DeSantis, that’s why he’s been getting a little bit better every week.”

200+ comments at the site - we do not need a RINO in office. I would give DeSantis another couple of terms in office as Governor and then see how he does.  President Trump needs to come back and clean up the swamp. Finish what he started with better people this time.

Karl Rove just needs to go away.  He does not "get" what this Nation needs.  Only in it for himself. Not that smart.

And out for the day

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Some coffee and then working at the farm.  Packing.

Getting close to D-Day - a month or so.

Kim Dotcom started the MegaUpload site back when copyright and internet weren't really sorted out yet.
Go to his Twitter page and keep reading - there is an established precedent and it would help Russia to recoup the money it lost via the US sanctions.

There is a good case for several body doubles for *Resident Biden too.
The irregularities simply do not add up.

How conveeeenient... Railroad CYA

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Looks like Norfolk Southern Railroad is engaging in a little Cover-Your-Ass action here. 
From the Columbus, OH ABC affiliate:

Norfolk Southern wiped out most of video leading up to East Palestine derailment
Norfolk Southern wiped out most of a video in the train cab that could have provided crucial information about the East Palestine derailment, the head of the agency investigating the crash says.

While the camera in the locomotive has 12 hours of recording time, “all of that – except 15 minutes before the derailment and 5 minutes after – was overwritten after the accident because they put the locomotive immediately back in service,” Jennifer L. Homendy, chair of the National Transportation Safety Board, told ABC 6 On Your Side.

That means everything except for those 20 minutes around the derailment was recorded over. And thus, investigators cannot check video from the inward-facing camera to see what the three-person train crew was doing earlier in the trip.

If the camera is anything like any other camera out there, it stores the video on an SD-RAM card or some other form of portable media. Standard proceedure for any accident would be to preserve evidence - in this case, pop out the memory, spend $20 at WalMart for a new card and preserve the old one.

Ms. Homendy is perfect for leading the investigation - excerpts from her bio:

    • she served as the Democratic Staff Director of the Subco...
    • held positions with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters
    • also Transportation Trades Department of the AFL-CIO
    • involved with the Norman Y. Mineta Research and Special Programs...

Democrat and Union activist.  Mineta founded the TSA - there is a reason they are called Mineta's Morons.
Rot starts at the head of the fish and all that good stuff...

The kid has a good question

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Prayers to the people of Mississippi

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Massive tornadoes last night - 23 dead so far.

Following CNN down the drain - NPR

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Could not be happening to a nicer bunch of propagandists.

Used to listen to them a lot 20 years ago but their hectoring and bias is unlistenable today.
They are playing to a very small minority - biting the hand that used to feed them.

From The Washington Post:

NPR cancels 4 podcasts in biggest wave of layoffs in decades
NPR said it would stop production on a series of podcasts, including “Invisibilia,” an early hit, as part of a broad cutback it signaled was coming last month.

Faced with a projected $30 million decline in revenue, the Washington-based audio and digital-news organization began laying off about 100 employees, or 10 percent of its staff, this week — among the largest reductions in its 53-year history. Managers have set aside three days this week to notify those affected across a number of departments; Thursday was the newsroom’s turn to get the bad news.

The programming cutbacks disclosed Thursday appear to reflect NPR’s decision to protect its core news programs that remain highly popular on its national network of public-radio affiliates, including its two daily newsmagazines, “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered.”

Good - maybe their management will wake up to the fact that they are pandering to 5% of the US population.
Time to reassess their mission...

Do not forget this from October, 2019

Life in Katie Hobbs' Arizona

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Turning into a Democrat shithole - this is by design, not by accident. From the Arizona Daily Independent:

Woman Killed, Man Beaten As “The Zone” In Phoenix Grows More Violent
Phoenix homicide detectives are seeking information about another deadly incident that occurred this week in Phoenix’s homeless encampment called “The Zone.”

On March 21, a man was burned alive after at least two suspects placed his body in a dumpster and lit him on fire. According to sources, his moans could be heard by homeless individuals who occupy “The Zone,” but fear of reprisal stopped any attempts to intervene.

On Wednesday, March 22, Phoenix officers responded to a shooting call at about 8:11 p.m. When officers got to the scene, they contacted the 911 caller who had obvious injuries to his head. The man told officers he was hit in the head with a gun by an unknown male. The victim also reported that his female friend was shot by the same person that attacked him. Officers checking the area of 800 West Madison Street located the female victim suffering from gunshot wounds.

Officers provided medical aid until Phoenix Fire arrived to take her to a local hospital where she died from her injuries.

The suspect remains outstanding.

The Democrats want the general public to feel hopeless.
This way, there is minimal resistance when the tyrants step in with their "solution"

Nothing but the Cloward-Piven Strategy on a state-wide level
The progressives keep using it because it still works - not enough people stand up to their bullshit.
Until it is too late.

Too close for comfort:


Spot on:

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BillG in a straitjacket 😁
He does fit several psychological profiles after all.
Narcissistic personality disorder and psychopathy

Be sure to expand the tweet - they cover all the terms:

"I've got a little list?"  Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado of course.  My two favorite versions:

Warms my cold little stone heart...  From Slay:

Judge Throws Book at Chicago Carjacker Who Boasted He’d Be ‘Out by Sunday’
A Chicago carjacker boasted that he’d be released from jail in just a few days after being arrested for a violent robbery following a police chase.

However, Jordan Henry, a career thug with a lengthy rap sheet, made a huge mistake when he was chased by police.

During the pursuit, Henry left the soft-on-crime city and drove into Will County.

Will County State’s Attorney Jim Glasgow said Henry was an arrogant criminal who bragged when arrested, “I will be out by Sunday.”

Glasgow said: “I think it’s important this case be highlighted since it did occur in the City of Chicago, if he were arrested there, looking at his past history, he probably would have been back out on the street in a short period of time, just like he bragged.

“But not this time. Justice was done,” Glasgow asserted,

Waiting for the applause to die down...

One million dollars for bail.  Sentenced to 22 years in jail.  A lot more at the article.
That county offers a lot of treatment and rehabilitation options so they are not just being mean.
This moke was a career criminal with a lengthy sheet (listed at the article) - needs to be put away.

Are they gearing up for Taiwan?

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Curious news from Yahoo/Australia:

Warning after Qantas flights reportedly interfered with by Chinese warships
An Australian defence expert is warning the federal government to watch out for repeated communication interference after Chinese warships were suspected of messing with GPS systems on board Qantas flights.

In a note issued to pilots, Qantas confirmed some flights had experienced interference on VHF channels “purporting to represent the Chinese military,” the Guardian reported. The national carrier claimed ships off the northwest shelf of Australia are to blame for GPS jamming.

Professor Sam Drake from the Centre for Defence Engineering Research and Training at Flinders University says “unfortunately it is very easy to do”, but warned the Australian government might want to step in if the issue continues.

Jamming a GPS signal is a trivial matter.  Makes me wonder if they are planning to move on Taiwan.
Makes sense with our military in such a flaccid state and zero leadership.

I hope that someone walks through the TSMC production line with a burning highway flare.
The exhaust gasses will destroy their $2B machines.
A good quick way to cripple the crown jewels of today's technology.
Every bit of decent tech will be unobtanium for the next three to five years.

Sadly, so true...

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I'm having a lot of fun with my life but still; this really rings true:


Cool clear water- infrastructure

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Here's what happens when you fail to maintain your infrastructure.
The money is soo tempting to earmark for social gimme's but...
From Yahoo News/NY Times:

A Water System So Broken That One Pipe Leaks 5 Million Gallons a Day
JACKSON, Miss. — On an abandoned golf course, overgrown with shrubs and saw grass, you can hear the rushing water from 100 yards away.

Near Hole 4, past the little bridge and crumbling cart paths, what looks to be a waterfall comes into view, pouring down through the brush and into the creek below. Except the torrent of water gushing up through the mud isn’t from a spring-fed stream or a bubbling brook.

It is spewing from a broken city water line.

Yes, it's THAT Jackson, Miss. From CNN August of 2022:

The water crisis in Jackson, Mississippi, has gotten so bad, the city temporarily ran out of bottled water to give to residents

Life in Democrat-run urban America. Their water crisis has faded from the media as the Democrats do not want their failures brought to light. The poor residents are paying their property taxes and utility bills and are not receiving drinkable water.  Instead, the city "leadership" is virtue signaling with all sorts of festivals and parks.

Bread and circuses. From the entry:

"Bread and circuses" (or bread and games; from Latin: panem et circenses) is metonymic for a superficial means of appeasement. In the case of politics, the phrase is used to describe the generation of public approval, not through exemplary or excellent public service or public policy, but through diversion; distraction; or the mere satisfaction of the immediate, shallow requirements of a populace, as an offered "palliative." Its originator, Juvenal, used the phrase to decry the selfishness of common people and their neglect of wider concerns. The phrase also implies the erosion or ignorance of civic duty amongst the concerns of the commoner.

Got to love the phrase: "diversion; distraction; or the mere satisfaction of the immediate, shallow requirements"
Perfect description of how to make a liberal voter happy.
Worked since the time of Christ.

Are we expecting too much of the modern citizen?
Maybe it is time to bring back the poll tax and a very stringent registration process.
Want to participate in our government?  You have to work for it...


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Smoking gun anyone?

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Looks like the Manhattan DA has egg on face.  From the London Daily Mail:

EXCLUSIVE: Is this the smoking gun? Letter from Michael Cohen claiming Donald Trump did NOT reimburse him for hush money paid to Stormy Daniels appears to fly in the face of the star witness's grand jury testimony

    • Bombshell document, exclusively obtained by, could cripple prosecutors' pursuit of criminal charges against Trump
    • Cohen, Trump’s former lawyer, is the star witness in the case over which Trump reportedly faces imminent arrest for campaign finance violations
    • But in a February 2018 letter Cohen’s attorney wrote that ‘Mr. Cohen used his own personal funds’ and that ‘neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign reimbursed Mr. Cohen'

Michael Cohen claimed he was not reimbursed by Donald Trump or his organization for hush money payments to porn actress Stormy Daniels in a 2018 letter to federal authorities, contradicting his recent grand jury testimony,

The bombshell document, exclusively obtained by, could throw a wrench in the works of prosecutors pursuing criminal charges against Trump over the payments.

Cohen, Trump’s former lawyer and the star witness in the case over which Trump reportedly faces imminent arrest, claims that Trump got him to pay $130,000 to Daniels to keep her quiet about her alleged affair with the real estate mogul, just days before the 2016 presidential election.

Much more at the site.
So Cohen lied before the Grand Jury.  Oopsie...

They want him soooo bad but they have nothing.
President Trump is nothing if not smart and very good at CYA

Another great big nothing-burger

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From Business Insider:

Trump indictment grand jury not 'likely' to meet Thursday either after Manhattan DA paused Stormy Daniels case Wednesday

    • A Manhattan grand jury meets Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in the Trump 'hush-money' case.
    • Wednesday's grand jury session was canceled, Insider first reported.
    • The panel is not 'likely' to reconvene on Thursday, sources said.

The Manhattan 'hush-money' grand jury, after being told by prosecutors not to come in on Wednesday, is not 'likely' to meet Thursday either, law enforcement sources told Insider.

Wednesday's cancellation came on the brink of a possible historic indictment of former President Donald Trump.

Got nothing. All smoke and mirrors and Trump Derangement Syndrome.


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Busy day today

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Gorgeous weather so making use of it.

Back later this evening...

How I feel some days

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Got stuff to do - leave me alone:


Option #4? Naaaaa... Too easy

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He's right 'ya know:

About those 15 minute cities

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I am seeing lots of cameras and no new parks.
Bellingham did spend a lot of money painting stupid bicycle paths on the pavement a few years ago.

S.M.A.R.T. is not smart

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A prayer for these times

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Add to the nightly list - from Pearls Before Swine:


Just wonderful - from Ars Technica:

Google tells users of some Android phones: Nuke voice calling to avoid infection
Google is urging owners of certain Android phones to take urgent action to protect themselves from critical vulnerabilities that give skilled hackers the ability to surreptitiously compromise their devices by making a specially crafted call to their number.  It’s not clear if all actions urged are even possible, however, and even if they are, the measures will neuter devices of most voice-calling capabilities.

A bit more:

“Tests conducted by Project Zero confirm that those four vulnerabilities allow an attacker to remotely compromise a phone at the baseband level with no user interaction, and require only that the attacker know the victim's phone number,” Project Zero’s Tim Willis wrote. “With limited additional research and development, we believe that skilled attackers would be able to quickly create an operational exploit to compromise affected devices silently and remotely.”

You read that right - the attacker just needs to know the telephone number.  I am sure that a patch will be forthcoming soon but sheesh...

Updating the blogroll...

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Been a few years.  I cut back on some sites.  I will be adding some more over the next week.

Evil personified - Chuck Schumer

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Classic case for term limits - he made his money.  Time for him to go away.
He was elected to represent his constituents - shut up and do your job...


Seen in the wild - great sign

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Need to have one of these made for my store:


The Epstein Island Arrest Counter

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Cool technology brought to you by America's Newspaper of Record:

Click Here For An Updated Number Of Epstein Island Pedophiles That Have Been Arrested
We keep this counter updated with every arrest! Check-in often to see the latest number!

The Official Jeffrey Epstein Pedophile Arrest Counter


Very interesting technology - wonder how they keep it so timely and accurate...

Slow morning

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Slept in - super tired last night

More later this afternoon...

Now this is cool - KIWIX

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An offline reader.  You download a text and KIWIX allows you to read it offline.
Major plus:  the text can be a website, a book, a video, a presentation. Anything.
The reader runs on most platforms and cell phones.  Free.
They also have a free server so you can host people (like a library)

They have content too.  Lots of content.  All of Project Gutenberg.  All of WikiPedia.
All of the TED Talks, all of Kahn Academy.  Just for starters.

Needless to say, I will be downloading a bunch of stuff over the next couple of weeks.
Professor Carrington to the white courtesy telephone please, Professor Carrington...

Peaceful protests? Don't...

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Cautionary words from Ace of Spades

Political Agitation is EXACTLY The Goal: It Is Training For What is Coming
No less an authority on revolution than Vladimir Lenin points out in one of his newspaper articles in "Iskra," the official journal of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party that political strife is an important part of building the framework for communist revolution.

From the jobless protests of the 1930s fomented by the communist party, to the student protests and violence of the 1960s to the bombings of the 1970s, the environmental protests (supported by the USSR), all the way to Antifa and BLM currently; agitation weakens the social and political structures that must be destroyed before communism can take hold.

Political Agitation and "The Class Point of View"

In enslaved Russia, however, we Social-Democrats must work hard to obtain this “material” for the working class, i.e., we must ourselves undertake the task of conducting general political agitation, of carrying on a public exposure campaign against the autocracy. This task is particularly imperative in periods of political ferment. We must bear in mind that in one year of intensified political life the proletariat can obtain more revolutionary training than in several years of political calm. For this reason the tendency of the above-mentioned socialists consciously or unconsciously to restrict the scope and content of political’ agitation is particularly harmful. [bolding mine]

So who is the newest soldier in this war against Western culture and freedom? Alvin Bragg! The New York County District Attorney who apparently is planning on arresting and charging a former president for what is essentially a nondisclosure agreement entered into privately. The coming charges are ridiculous, clearly political, are at odds with established law, and will function only as part of the ongoing war against Donald Trump conducted by the Democrat party and its henchmen in the Deep StateTM.

The people like Lenin were not stupid.  Venal, self-serving and horribly evil yes.  Stupid? No.
Their writings have been the porch-light to all of the vermin and tyrant wanna-be's ever since.
Communism has never worked. Never will and we will be the worse for it if they try.

Lots of pissing and moaning about how "extreme" the weather is these days.
It's that Climate Change I tell 'ya. We got to DO something.

Yes you do - study your history. These weather cycles have happened before and they will happen again.
From Active NorCal:

Remembering the Great Flood that Put Northern California Under 30 Feet of Water
If you take a look at Northern California on a map, it will show a large valley right down the middle of it. This vast valley, which many of us live in, was shaped over thousands of years of flooding through the middle of the state. In fact, most of our vast waterways drain into a small outlet in the San Francisco Bay, making Northern California very prone to flooding.

The history of the region has seen a lot of flooding, but among all the massive floods Northern California has seen, there was none more powerful or destructive as the Great Flood of 1862.

The Great Flood of 1862 was the largest ever recorded in Oregon, Nevada and California’s history. The flooding occurred from December of 1861 until January of 1862, drowning the state in water and leaving much of the Northern Valley unlivable until the summer months of 1862. The flood created a lake down the center of the state that was 300 miles long and 20 miles wide. It’s estimated that thousands of people were killed in Northern California during the event.

It all started late 1861, when NorCal experienced an unusually wet winter with heavy snow in the mountains and rain in the valley. In November of that year, the snowpack was unseasonably large and the valley floor was saturated with rainwater. That was just the start.

By early December, the Native American tribes, who had lived in the area for 10,000 years, saw the early warning signs and left the region for higher ground. The European settlers, who insisted on building their cities along rivers for transportation and drinking water, would experience tremendous devastation.

The locals knew their history, saw the signs and got the hell out of the lowlands.
And a warning:

The U.S. Geological Survey have hypothesized that these mega-floods come to California about once every 200 years, meaning we are due for one in the next 50 years. That future mega-flood could cause up to $1 trillion in damage and have a death toll in the tens of thousands. It would exceed anything we’ve seen in U.S. history.

The 2022-23 winter storms were just a warmup.  Not IF but WHEN

This is true:

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Again, I am reminded of the Star Wars quote:

If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine

Yes and yes. Your question?

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Creatures of the swamp - Ukraine

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No wonder they love him.  He is one of them.
No wonder they chose Ukraine to do their money laundering and human trafficking.

Now this is totally cool - Zipline

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From Mark Rober

Shrinkflation - an egregious case

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I really like the Costco blue shop towels.  Really good for general cleaning but they are also pretty much lint-free and they work great for cooking too. Don't know if they are sanitary but have never had any problems and rolled paper products are usually sterile (newspapers for example).

Looks like Costco raised their prices without raising their prices if you know what I mean:
Two packages:

20230318-t01.jpg20230318-t02.jpgThe towels are the same width but the sheets are one inch shorter.  What really gets me is this:

20230318-t03.jpgGenerally, if a package is "reworked", they assign a new SKU (Stock Keeping Unit) and a new UPC Code
Here, they are the same for two very different packages.


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Shithole cities - San Francisco

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Poetic justice - from Conservative Brief:

CNN Crew Robbed While Covering A Story On Crime In San Francisco
A CNN reporter freaked out on Twitter after she and her crew ere robbed in San Francisco while they were reporting on a story about the rampant crime in the city.

“Got robbed. Again. @jasonkCNN& I were at city hall in San Francisco to do an interview for @CNN. We had security to watch our rental car + crew car. Thieves did this in under 4 seconds. Security stopped the jerks from stealing other bags. But seriously- this is ridiculous,” CNN national correspondent Kyung Lah said.

Photos at the site - the reason for the trip:

“BTW; @jasonkCNN and I are in San Francisco doing a story about voter discontent bc of rampant street crime #irony,” she said.

Democrat-run America - they want this.  They want chaos so they can institute tyranny for our own "protection"

Heaviest objects in our universe

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Swiped from Power Line:


Christ on a corn dog - from ABC News:

Burundi officials detect polio outbreak linked to vaccine
Health officials in Burundi have declared an outbreak of polio linked to the vaccine, the first time the paralytic disease has been detected in the East African country for more than three decades.

Polio has been diagnosed in an unvaccinated four-year-old child in the western part of the country and in two other children who were contacts of the child, authorities in Burundi confirmed in a statement on Friday. Officials also found traces of the virus in sewage samples, confirming the circulation of polio.

The virus that sickened the children was found to be a mutated strain of polio that initially came from an oral vaccine.

I think that everyone at the World Health Organization as well as the people funding it (looking at YOU Bill Gates) need to take any and all of the vaccines that they are pushing.  If they refuse?  Ask them why.  Some jail-time is in order. Defunding the WHO would be good too - one less cess-pit of bureaucratic incompetence and corruption.

Worried about farts

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It's all a smoke-screen - the enviros are trying anything to push their Marxist glorious revolution:


Obi Wan Trump

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From the New York Post:

Donald Trump says he will be arrested Tuesday
Former President Donald Trump said he expects to be arrested Tuesday in Manhattan — and urged his followers to protest his looming indictment.

The former president cited “ILLEGAL LEAKS FROM A CORRUPT & HIGHLY POLITICAL MANHATTAN DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE” in his Saturday morning post on Truth Social.


Trump is facing possible indictment over a $130,000 hush money payment he allegedly made to porn star Stormy Daniels in 2016. Daniels claims she had an affair with Trump in 2006, which Trump has denied.

Why am I reminded of that quote from Star Wars:

If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.

President Trump being arrested will guarantee his being reelected in 2024.

"You will own nothing and be happy"
You first bubba... 
Talk about being fundamentally out of touch:


From Russia Today:

ICC issues ‘arrest warrant’ for Putin
The Pre-trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued warrants on Friday for the arrest of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Maria Lvova-Belova, the presidential commissioner for children’s rights.

The Hague-based tribunal is not recognized by Moscow, and the move has no legal validity in Russia. The US also does not recognize the body, which has been accused of being Eurocentric and biased towards the West.

I wish I could have been in the room when Putin heard about this.  I do love a good belly-laugh.

What are they going to do next.  Stomp their little feet and write a strongly-worded memo?

Where's Joey?

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Putin and Xi and no sign of our *Resident.  Not good.
From The Conservative Greenhouse:

Chairman Xi Heading to Russia Next Week For State Visit with President Putin – NATO, Ukraine and U.S. Going Bananas
U.S. government officials are not happy as China confirms Chairman Xi Jinping visit to Russia next week to meet with President Putin.

In the background of the Ukraine conflict, smiling Panda has been happy to see distracted western nations bleeding their resources and treasury in support of Ukraine. Meanwhile happy Panda negotiates and brokers increased relationships between Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, India and China.

There is no downside to Chairman Xi visiting Russia and advancing a position that ‘peaceful negotiations’ should begin between Russia and Ukraine, unless a resolution to the conflict is against the geopolitical usefulness of the war; which appears to be the unfortunate current status.

If President Trump were in office, this meeting would never happen.
Russia would never have invaded Ukraine.

We are being run by the unelected deep-state.  Everyone in high office are puppets.
We need adults in the room now A.S.A.P.

It will be earthshaking if it is - from Zero Hedge:

USVI Lawsuit Makes Stunning Allegation: Jamie Dimon 'Knew In 2008' That Jeffrey Epstein Was Sex Trafficker
The US Virgin Islands hit back against JPMorgan's claim earlier this month that CEO Jamie Dimon had no clue that Jeffrey Epstein was breaking the law.

"Jamie Dimon knew in 2008 that his billionaire client was a sex trafficker," argued US Virgin Islands attorney Mimi Liu during a late Thursday hearing in front of Manhattan US District Judge Jed Rakoff, referring to the year Epstein was first criminally charged with sex crimes, CNBC reports.

"If Staley is a rogue employee, why isn’t Jamie Dimon?" Liu said during the hearing to discuss the bank's efforts to have the USVI lawsuit against the bank dismissed.

"Staley knew, Dimon knew, JPMorgan Chase knew," Liu continued, noting that there were several cash transfers and wire transfers made by the prolific pedophile (Epstein), including several hundreds of thousands of dollars paid to several women which should have been flagged as suspicious.

Dimon is one of the smartest in the business and he has a reputation for being squeaky clean.

This would be a major blow to Chase's credibility if it turns out to be true.

The laptop is real and it is spectacular
For the longest time, Hunter Biden has either denied that the laptop is his or he changed the subject.
Either way, there was zero admission that the files and images were from his personal laptop.
That story just changed big-time. From The Epoch Times:

Hunter Biden Sues Laptop Repair Shop Owner Over Alleged Invasion of Privacy
President Joe Biden’s son on March 17 sued a laptop repairman for allegedly invading his privacy.

Hunter Biden countersued John Paul Mac Isaac, who owned a computer store in Delaware at which Hunter Biden was said to have dropped off his computer years ago.

Mac Isaac’s sharing of information from Hunter Biden constitutes invasion of privacy, the 42-page filing states.

“No matter how they came into his initial possession, Mac Isaac improperly accessed files that he admits were ‘none of [his] business’ even though he was never given permission by Mr. Biden to access or review any data of Mr. Biden’s,” it says. He later made copies of the data and distributed the copies to others, including former President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani.

“Mac Isaac’s knowing and intentional distribution of Mr. Biden’s personal and sensitive data was not carried out for any reasonable or legitimate purposes, but rather to try and expose Mr. Biden’s data to those that he knew or should have known would intend to create embarrassment and harm for Mr. Biden,” the countersuit says.

“In addition, Mac Isaac decided to use the data in his possession for commercial purposes and to make money, which he has done by including portions of the data in his book and making reference to and/or making some or all of the data available at appearances he has made.”

According to what I read during the initial release, Biden abandoned the laptop.
Mr. Mac Isaac made copies of the hard drive and then called the FBI to hand it over.

Hunter's problem entirely.  He is trying to do damage control after the horses have left the barn.

Bit of a surprise - liberal Seattle

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Local Seattle station KOMO ran a survey this morning:

VOTE: Do you trust the Biden administration to handle the economic crisis facing America?
Do you trust the Biden administration to handle the economic crisis facing America? Vote in the poll above or by clicking here.

I voted and these results were presented:


For a city as Blue as Seattle, an 85% NO vote is brutal. 
The comments are consistently negative: "I wouldn't trust him to walk my dog"

Looks like the deep-state has lost the trust of the faithful. Wonderful news to wake up with...

From Breitbart:

Hunter Biden Admits to Biden Family’s China Deals for $Millions After Years of Denial
Hunter Biden on Thursday admitted and then justified the Biden family’s multi-million dollar business with Chinese entities close to the Chinese Communist Party after years of denial.

A spokesperson said:

Hunter Biden, a private citizen with every right to pursue his own business endeavors, joined several business partners in seeking a joint venture with a privately-owned, legitimate energy company in China. As part of that joint venture, Hunter received his portion of good faith seed funds which he shared with his uncle, James Biden, and Hallie Biden, with whom he was involved with at the time, and sharing expenses.

Hunter’s spokesman continued, “Rep. Comer takes something old and tries to make it new by wrapping it in a wild and baseless right-wing conspiracy … The accounts so dramatically listed by Rep. Comer belonged to Hunter, his uncle and Hallie – nobody else.”

Starting to unravel...

Wonderful - her legacy is ashes and dirt.  From the New York Post:

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot slammed at meeting: ‘Get the hell out of my city’
Lame duck Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot got a tongue-lashing at a raucous city council meeting Wednesday, with a longtime critic telling the controversial pol to “get the hell out of my city.”

Journalist William Kelly, a frequent adversary of Lightfoot, berated the outgoing mayor for her botched leadership — including her response to the COVID-19 pandemic — during a public comment portion of the meeting.

“You shut down our schools, you shut down the churches, you shut down the businesses,” Kelly railed, according to a video posted by Forbes.

“You did the one thing that I thought could never happen,” he said. “As someone who was born and raised on the south side of Chicago, I never thought in my life that I would ever see the city of Chicago brought down so low as you have managed to bring it down.

She was highly credentialed - BA with Honors and then a full ride at University of Chicago Law School.
Worked for the City of Chicago in various positions.
She is a black lesbian and so a member of two of the "protected classes".
She was also in waaay over her head.
The Peter Principle personified - she was promoted to her level of incompetence.

At work...

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I've worked in places like that.  From Knuckledraggin'



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I love electronic music and synthesizers. 
The music out of Germany in the 1960's and 70's was wonderful.

Nice history at Reverb:

The Synths and Electronic Gear of Krautrock
Something incredible happened in Germany in the late 1960s. A generation of young people, equally determined to not follow in their parents’ fascist footsteps and not copy American and British styles of music, set about creating their own. This was not an organized movement like punk or rave, but kismet. Musicians all over the country simultaneously decided to forge something new from the cultural ashes of their country.

It wasn’t a unified movement: there were as many ways of going about this as there were bands doing it. Novel ways of playing, such as improvisation, were common, as were unusual tunings and rhythms. This embrace of the new went beyond how they played their instruments and encompassed the actual instruments themselves. Certainly there were bands playing standard instruments like guitar, bass and drums, but others gravitated towards the new electronics that were emerging, including nascent synthesizers, drum machines, and effects. There were no rules—if it could make a noise, it could get thrown into the mix.

It was also often a sound honed in the studio, away from prying ears. David Stubbs, the author of the excellent book on Krautrock music, Future Days, explained it to me like this when I reached out: “Attaining an independent studio space was of the utmost importance to early Krautrock bands including Faust, Can, Kraftwerk—a space in which they could operate independently of the mainstream, commercial rock/pop conveyor belt, construct their own sound, West German in origin, from scratch. Electronics naturally played a starring role in this initiative. (Producer Connie) Plank was of great assistance but also the likes of Kurt Graupner, who devised ‘black boxes’ for Faust at their Wümme studio in 1971-2, enabling them to ‘jam’ and splice together their sounds in unorthodox ways.”

Much more at the site - nice essays about the various bands and the equipment they used.

Looks like the London Daily Mail is on to something substantial:

Did Nord Stream attackers in hired yacht take late-night delivery of explosives in scenic German harbor before dangerous dive mission to plant bombs? Theory emerges that also ties crew to suspicious oil rig

    • Investigators have zeroed in on Andromeda, a yacht that was hired in Germany by six mysterious individuals using fake passports
    • The crew allegedly took delivery of the explosives in the dead of night before embarking on a dangerous dive mission in the Baltic Sea
    • An oil tanker than spent a week circling the blast area before the attacks has also come under scrutiny - raising speculation it's linked to the Andromeda

Smells like a dark-op and given the value of the pipeline, the truth is going to come out.
Thinking I should buy some popcorn futures - this is going to be something to watch as it unfolds...


And out for the day

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Heading in to town to run some errands.

Back this afternoon...


Quite the project - the Scroll Prize

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From the website: Scroll Prize:

Resurrect an ancient library from the ashes of a volcano
Win $250,000
The Vesuvius Challenge is a machine learning and computer vision competition to read the Herculaneum Papyri.

79 AD
Mount Vesuvius erupts.
In Herculaneum, twenty meters of hot mud and ash bury an enormous villa once owned by the father-in-law of Julius Caesar. Inside, there is a vast library of papyrus scrolls.

The scrolls are carbonized by the heat of the volcanic debris. But they are also preserved. For centuries, as virtually every ancient text exposed to the air decays and disappears, the library of the Villa of the Papyri waits underground, intact.

1750 AD
A farmer discovers the buried villa.
While digging a well, an Italian farmworker encounters a marble pavement. Excavations unearth beautiful statues and frescoes – and hundreds of scrolls. Carbonized and ashen, they are extremely fragile. But the temptation to open them is great; if read, they would more than double the corpus of literature we have from antiquity.

Early attempts to open the scrolls unfortunately destroy many of them. A few are painstakingly unrolled by an Italian monk over several decades, and they are found to contain philosophical texts written in Greek. More than six hundred remain unopened and unreadable.

2015 AD
Dr. Brent Seales pioneers virtual unwrapping.
Using X-ray tomography and computer vision, a team led by Dr. Brent Seales at the University of Kentucky reads the En-Gedi scroll without opening it. Discovered in the Dead Sea region of Israel, the scroll is found to contain text from the book of Leviticus.

Basically, they are offering a very nice cash prize to people who can take the tomography data and parse the text.
One of the team members - Nat Friedman - had this to say:

Artificial Intelligence = Baby God indeed
May the Baby God smile...

Terry Riley interview

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One of my favorite composers. His 1969 release A Rainbow in Curved Air knocked my socks off.
Got me interested in minimal music and synthesizers.

The people who did this have a lot of other videos that look incredible - going to be spending a lot of time here.

Check out The Louisiana Channel

Their tag-line is: On the arts, featuring the artists. New videos every week.

Their conferences look to be very large - there is one in Miami in 2024 and there are already over 200 presentations scheduled. I have done a lot of work with CERT and FEMA on a community level with my ham radio.
It would be interesting to see what's happening - new ideas and techniques. 
I'll be within driving distance of Miami when that conference is scheduled....

Website: Natural Disasters Expo

And the Miami Conference

Just wonderful - got Uranium?

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From Reuters:

Tons of uranium missing from Libyan site, IAEA tells member states
U.N. nuclear watchdog inspectors have found that roughly 2.5 tons of natural uranium have gone missing from a Libyan site that is not under government control, the watchdog told member states in a statement on Wednesday seen by Reuters.

The finding is the result of an inspection originally planned for last year that "had to be postponed because of the security situation in the region" and was finally carried out on Tuesday, according to the confidential statement by International Atomic Energy Agency chief Rafael Grossi.

Libya was stable under Muammar Gaddafi but Gaddafi was looking to wean Africa off the western foreign-aid teat and to make Africa independent of the west. People in the west could not let that happen now could they...

In 2003 Libya under then-leader Muammar Gaddafi renounced its nuclear weapons programme, which had obtained centrifuges that can enrich uranium as well as design information for a nuclear bomb, though it made little progress towards a bomb.


Libya's interim government, put in place in early 2021 through a U.N.-backed peace plan, was only supposed to last until an election scheduled for December of that year that has still not been held, and its legitimacy is now also disputed.

And Libya's government will remain illegitimate for as long as it serves the deep-state.
Maybe when Ukraine is no longer useful, Libya will be the next corrupt crime-hole...

So true - laws

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That didn't take long - James O'Keefe

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Lands on his feet.  Check out the O’Keefe Media Group:

The mission continues...
Welcome to the O’Keefe Media Group, we can never be shut down again, because not only do I own it, but you do too.

Support us and sponsor our army of journalists by becoming a founding member today.

O’Keefe Media Group is building an army of investigators and exposers along with the most elite journalists in the world. In the coming months you will see this army expanding across the country, every statehouse, every city council, every school board and everywhere people are conspiring to keep themselves in power, practice favoritism, or line their pockets with tax dollars.

Are you passionate about the O’Keefe Media Group’s effort to bring truth through journalism to the American public? Become a Founding Member to not only promote our vision but to sponsor the work of our hard-working journalists.

They are officially launching this July 4th.  Now this should be fun - the guy has been honing his craft since the ACORN days in 2009.

Congress doing what congress does best

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Spending OUR tax dollars.  From America's Newspaper of Record:

Congress Takes Brief Pause From Sending All Your Tax Dollars To Ukraine To Send Them To Silicon Valley Bank
There are moments in history when our nation's elected leaders have had to truly prove their worth during trying times. Today, just such a moment occurred, when members of Congress somberly paused sending all of our tax dollars to Ukraine so they could send them to Silicon Valley Bank instead.

"Think of the poor billionaire tech entrepreneurs," said one member of Congress while replacing his lapel's Ukraine pin with a Google logo pin. "We ask that our brothers-in-arms at Lockheed-Martin bear with us until we push this tax hike through while acting like we don't want to push it through."

Mainstream media criticized the move to bail out an industry rife with corruption and waste, arguing American taxpayer dollars could be better spent on NPR payroll, spying on parents, an illegal immigrant tram, gain-of-function research into Ebola, or Ukraine.

At publishing time, the first bailout check had arrived at the office of newly-hired Big Tech CEO Volodymyr Zelensky.

This would be humorous if it was not so true...

Looks like he might be involved in kiddie porn.

Only a few hints of the story now so no links.  Still, where there's smoke...

California - their governor...

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Of course he will never be prosecuted for this - from The Gateway Pundit:

Newsom Failed to Disclose His Personal Ties with Silicon Valley Bank as He Lobbied For Bailout
California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) failed to disclose he was a client of Silicon Valley Bank as he lobbied the White House and Treasury for a bailout.

“Over the last 48 hours, I have been in touch with the highest levels of leadership at the White House and Treasury. Everyone is working with FDIC to stabilize the situation as quickly as possible, to protect jobs, people’s livelihoods, and the entire innovation ecosystem that has served as a tent pole for our economy,” Gavin Newsom said in a statement on Saturday.

A day later Newsom cheered on the Biden Regime for bailing out SVB depositors with more than the $250,000 limit backed by the FDIC.

Follow the money:

Newsom has substantial ties to Silicon Valley Bank through his personal accounts, wineries (Plumpjack) and his wife Jennifer’s charities, according to a report by The Intercept.

Gavin Newsom “maintained personal accounts at SVB for years,” The Intercept reported.

And of course:

California law prohibits officials from influencing a government decision in which he or she has a financial interest, according to the Conflict of Interest Codes.

Nothing to see here folks, just keep moving along.  Nothing to see here...

Now this is encouraging - banks

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Wonderful bit of news from Town Hall:

'Rapid Deterioration': Major Rating Service Downgrades U.S. Banking System
Following the biggest bank failure since the financial crisis of 2008, Moody's Investor Service has downgraded its rating of the U.S. banking system in the latest sign that President Biden's Monday morning attempt to assuage concerns went over like a lead balloon. 

Moody's — one of three major rating entities — downgraded its outlook for the U.S. banking system from "stable" to "negative" on Tuesday morning "to reflect the rapid deterioration in the operating environment following deposit runs at Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), Silvergate Bank, and Signature Bank (SNY) and the failures of SVB and SNY," Moody's explained.

In addition to downgrading the entire banking system, Moody's also issued warnings for several individual banks "with substantial unrealized securities losses and with non-retail and uninsured US depositors" that "may still be more sensitive to depositor competition or ultimate flight" and end up "with adverse effects on funding, liquidity, earnings and capital."

Buckle up - going to be an interesting ride.

I have several K in small-denomination silver as well as plain old greenbacks.
Use local banks and credit-unions for my financial services.

Now is a good time to go small and play everything close to your vest...

From The Epoch Times:

Ohio Files Lawsuit Against Norfolk Southern Over Toxic Train Derailment
Citing his concern that Norfolk Southern Railway’s accident rate has increased 80 percent over the past 10 years, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced that his office has filed a 58-count civil lawsuit in federal court over the company’s Feb. 3 derailment in East Palestine.

Norfolk Southern violated numerous state and federal laws, caused the release of “over 1 million gallons of hazardous chemicals” and created “hidden dangers” for the health of residents and Ohio’s natural resources, Yost said during an online press conference on March 14.

“Ohio shouldn’t have to bear the tremendous financial burden of Norfolk Southern’s glaring negligence,” Yost said. “The fallout from this highly preventable incident may continue for years to come, and there’s still so much we don’t know about the long-term effects on our air, water, and soil.

Ho. Li. Crap - that first paragraph: "Norfolk Southern Railway’s accident rate has increased 80 percent over the past 10 years"
And of course, had this been reported by the New York Times, this would be buried in paragraph #23

It's what happens when you lose your vision and are considered to be a cash cow for the shareholders.
Lookin' at you: Blackrock, Berkshire-Hathaway and Vanguard...

Ukraine explained in 4:17

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Governor DeSantis is putting his money where his mouth is - from Florida's Voice:

Florida to revoke Hyatt Regency Miami license after ‘sexually explicit’ show with children
Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration is revoking the Hyatt Regency Miami’s alcohol license for hosting a “sexually explicit show with children present,” according to governor’s office Tuesday.

“A Drag Queen Christmas” performed Dec. 27 at the James L. Knight Center, which is reportedly connected to the Hyatt Regency Miami.

The administrative complaint said minors younger than 16 years of age were at the show where “performers appeared on stage wearing sexually suggestive clothing and prosthetic female genitalia.”

The law is on the books and the article said that the hotel was warned.
Hyatt is owned by the Pritzker family - same as the Illinois governor.
WOKE and corrupt.

Dr Fauci - calling for lockdowns

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He is now denying that he called for lockdowns - here is what really happened:
Any questions?

Happy Pi Day

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March 14th - 3/14


So true - software development

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Nice to see other people expressing the same sentiment - from National Review

The Hater’s Guide to Woodrow Wilson
If you were dragging getting out of bed to start this week, thank Woodrow Wilson. Daylight saving time is just one of a battery of ways that Wilson and his presidency changed America, most of them for the worse.

I come now not to explain Wilson, but to hate him. A national consensus on hating Wilson is long overdue. It is the patriotic duty of every decent American. While conservatives have particular reasons to detest Wilson, and all his works, and all his empty promises, there is more than enough in his record for moderates, liberals, progressives, libertarians, and socialists to join us in this great and unifying cause.

The roll call of the worst presidents in American history includes some consensus top choices. James Buchanan and Franklin Pierce both contributed mightily to the nation’s slide into the Civil War, and Andrew Johnson did enduring harm to Reconstruction in the war’s aftermath. But all three of those men were repudiated by the end of their single term in office. They left no heirs who would acknowledge their influence, no fleet of academic hagiographers who could see themselves reflected in those presidencies.

Wilson, by contrast, served two full and consequential terms. He was the only Democrat re-elected to the job during the century between 1832 and 1936. He was lionized by liberals and progressives in academia and the media for most of the century after he left office in 1921. In my youth, and perhaps yours, Wilson was presented in history books as a tragic hero whom the unthinking American people didn’t deserve. He was often placed highly on academics’ rankings of the presidents. Princeton University named its school of international relations for him. Even in rescinding that honor in June 2020, the university’s press release declared: “Though scholars disagree about how to assess Wilson’s tenure as president of the United States, many rank him among the nation’s greatest leaders and credit him with visionary ideas that shaped the world for the better.”

Nah. Wilson was a human pile of flaming trash. He was a bad man who made the country and the world worse. His name should be an obscenity, his image an effigy. Hating him is a wholesome obligation of citizenship.

Why don't you tell us what you REALLY feel...

Created the Federal Reserve, brought the Frankfurt School into American Academia, founded the League of Nations (predecessor to the United Nations (spit)), etc. etc. etc...

Busy days

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Packing stuff and cleaning out the farm.

Back home now - surf and see what's up...

Excellent analysis from one of Sundance's readers at Conservative Treehouse:

The Parliamentary Motive Behind the J6 Fedsurrection
Much has been made of the events of January 6, 2021, and with the latest broadcast of CCTV video from inside the Capitol Hill complex, more questions have been raised.

Within the questions: the FBI and government apparatus had advanced knowledge of the scale of the J6 mall assembly yet doing nothing? Why were the Capitol Hill police never informed of the FBI concerns? Why didn’t House Speaker Nancy Pelosi secure the Capitol Hill complex, and why did she deny the request by President Trump to call up the national guard for security support? Why did the FBI have agent provocateurs in the crowd, seemingly stimulating rage within a peaceful crowd to enter the Capitol building? There have always been these nagging questions around ‘why’?

Long time CTH reader “Regitiger” has spent a great deal of time reviewing the entire process, looking at the granular timeline and then overlaying the bigger picture of the constitutional and parliamentary process itself. What follows below is a brilliant analysis of the federal government motive to create a J6 crisis that permitted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to trigger an emergency session and avoid the 2020 election certification challenges.

Those congressional floor challenges, known and anticipated well in advance of the morning of January 6, 2021, would have formed a legal and constitutional basis for ‘standing’ in judicial challenges that would have eventually reached the Supreme Court. The certification during “emergency session” eliminated the problem for Washington DC.

A way to eliminate any challenge to the 2020 Election.  The fix was in and their candidate was installed.
One small excerpt - there is much much more.  This was planned and executed months before January 6th.

Just moments, literally 3 minutes before two representatives issued a vote for motions to suspend the certification, the House members were “informed” by capitol police and other “agents” that a protest was about to breach the chambers. It was at this time that key people: Pence, Pelosi, Schumer, Mcconnell can be seen being walked out and escorted from the chamber. This effectively halted the Entire Chamber Process.

And this:

Once the capitol police and other “law enforcements agents” informed the speaker and these three other individuals, Pelosi UNILATERALLY UNDER EMERGENCY RULES, suspended the business of the congress. This protest was necessary. The crisis was created because there is no other way to suspend the business of certification UNILATERALLY. By creating a crisis invokes emergency procedures. No other circumstances other than war or mass simultaneous explosive diarrhea can create such unilateral speaker delivered suspension of the certification.

800+ comments at the site - a lot of them with additional and corroborating information.

From The Gateway Pundit:

Oversight Chair James Comer: “IT’S AS BAD AS WE THOUGHT – We Have In Hand Documents That Show Biden Family Was Getting Money from Chinese Communist Party”
House Oversight Chairman James Comer (R-KY) joined Maria Bartiromo on Sunday Morning Futures this morning.

This was an explosive interview. Comer dropped several bombs on the Biden Crime Family. According to Comer the House Oversight Committee is working with four individuals with close ties to the Bidens. Comer says the committee now has documents that tie the Bidens to the Chinese Communist Party.

Biden is finished.

James Comer: “It’s as bad as we thought… Since we’ve last spoken we have bank records in hand. We have individuals who are working with our committee. In the last two weeks we’ve met with either these individuals personally or with their attorneys. And that would be four individuals who had ties in with the Biden family in their various schemes around the world. So now we have in hand documents We have in hand documents in hand that show just how the Biden family was getting money from the Chinese Communist Party.”

More at the site including video of the interview.

These people have operated in the shadows with no accountability for way too long.  Time to round them up and put them away for a long long time - not only to pay for their crimes but to impress on the next generation of politicians than they are in DC to benefit us and not the other way around.

He retired but seems to be surprised that people are still talking about him.
Still questioning if he might be responsible for the Covid outbreak.
Still questioning if he could be indicted for his crimes.

From FOX Business

Fauci lashes out at Elon Musk over COVID claims: ‘Prosecute me for what?’:
Dr. Anthony Fauci lashed out at Twitter CEO Elon Musk after the billionaire suggested Fauci should be "prosecuted" as critics blasted his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fauci responded to a December tweet from Elon Musk during a Saturday appearance on CNN, telling host Jim Acosta that calls for his prosecution were "insanity."

Acosta displayed the tweet, which read, "My pronouns are Prosecute/Fauci," and asked what Fauci's response was.

"There's no response to that craziness, Jim. Prosecute me for what? What are they talking about? I wish I could figure out what the heck they're talking about. I think they're just going off the deep end," Fauci said.

Fauci is in very deep and has been very dirty for a long long time.  He is owned by the pharmaceutical companies.
Needs to spend some time in jail as a warning to others...

Most American's did not know that we had a Secretary of Transportation until Mayor Pete was hired.
Now, they know not only about the position but they know his name.  The poor guy is in way over his head.

Our Government has an Office of Management and Budget and it's director seems to be another diveristy hire.
Ticks all the right boxes but not qualified for her position.  From The Gateway Pundit:

Biden’s Budget Director Unable to Answer Basic Question About US Banking System
Joe Biden’s top budget director Shalanda Young was unable to answer the most basic question about the US banking system during an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday.

Thirty seconds of talking but saying nothing.  She makes Kamala sound articulate.

From DC Enquirer:

Elon Musk to the Rescue?: Billionaire Says He’s ‘Open’ to Buying Silicon Valley Bank Following Collapse, Could Make Twitter a Digital Bank
On Friday, Twitter CEO and billionaire Elon Musk said that he would be open to purchasing Silicon Valley Bank after the institution collapsed

Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan wrote on Friday, “I think Twitter should buy SVB and become a digital bank.”

In response to this, Musk tweeted, “I’m open to the idea.”

He got his start with digital banking - X.COM which merged with Confinity to form PayPal.

I do not like the idea of a worldwide digital currency supplanting our traditional banking system but having an alternative payment method is not a bad thing. A non-WOKE paypal...

Daylight savings time

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Stupid idea.


Get WOKE, etc. etc. etc. - SVB crash

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An interesting look from The New York Post:

While Silicon Valley Bank collapsed, top executive pushed ‘woke’ programs
A head of risk management at Silicon Valley Bank spent considerable time spearheading multiple “woke” LGBTQ+ programs, including a “safe space” for coming out stories, as the firm catapulted toward collapse.

Jay Ersapah, the boss of Financial Risk Management at SVB’s UK branch, launched initiatives such as the company’s first month-long Pride campaign and a new blog emphasizing mental health awareness for LGBTQ+ youth.

“The phrase ‘you can’t be what you can’t see’ resonates with me,’” Ersapah was quoted as saying on the company website.

“As a queer person of color and a first-generation immigrant from a working-class background, there were not many role models for me to ‘see’ growing up.”

Her efforts as the company’s European LGBTQIA+ Employee Resource Group co-chair earned her a spot on SVB’s “outstanding LGBT+ Role Model Lists 2022,” a list shared in a company post just four months before the bank was shut down by federal authorities over liquidity fears.

It is all well and good to pander to the current "protected class" but you need to remember that you are in business to make money.  Not make people feel good and to cater to their narcissism. I wonder if it will ever dawn on her what she did.

Tomorrow at 2AM - the lost hour

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That would be perfect

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Sen. Fetterman had a stroke, not a heart problem but still...


SVB was a WOKE bank

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And we all know the truism:  Get WOKE, go BROKE
From their website:

We embrace diverse perspectives and foster a culture of belonging 


ESG Reporting
Our corporate philosophy of transparency and accountability guides our reporting on environmental, social and governance performance with the goal of building trust and evolving our policies and disclosures.

Nothing in there about the fiscal responsibility to their shareholders...  Deserve what they get.

Curious - SVB depositors

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Looks like there were two major depositors - excerpted from Vox Day:

ITEM: BREAKING: HARRY AND MEGHAN STAND TO LOSE MILLIONS IN COLLAPSE OF SVB BANK. Sources tell iSN the couple set up accounts following the advice of friends in Silicon Valley. “This is a major blow,” said our source, “They had all of Harry’s money there.”

ITEM: OPRAH LOSES MILLIONS IN SVB COLLAPSE. iSN has learned Oprah kept millions at the failed bank. “Like other celebs she went all in and now may have lost serious money,” said a person familiar with the situation.

Eggs / Basket...

Sounds like the place was staffed with diversity hires.
Their CFO was the CFO of Lehman Brothers when they failed.
Heaven help they hire someone who actually knows how to work for a living...

So true - trucks

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Brightens my day:


Just wonderful - EU Banks

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From Breitbart:

SVB International Fallout: UK and EU Lenders Lose £30 Billion Overnight as ‘Panic’ Spreads
The fallout from the run on the Silicon Valley Bank in California went international overnight, with British and European Union lenders seeing nearly £30 billion wiped off their portfolios and the Bank of England stepping in to take over the insolvency process for the British arm of SVB to protect the deposits of British firms tied to the bank.

Since Friday, the Stoxx Europe 600 banks index, which also includes leading British lenders, saw a mass sell-off in the wake of the collapse of the Silicon Valley Bank, the largest American bank failure since the 2008 financial crisis. In total, the European-UK banking index saw a one-day decline of 3.8 per cent, with €33.5 billion (£29.6/$35.6 billion) being wiped off their balance sheets.

But don't worry - Ken Sweet at Associated Press has your back:

A major bank failed. Here’s why it’s not 2008 again
The financial institution best known for its relationships with high-flying world technology startups and venture capital, Silicon Valley Bank, experienced one of the oldest problems in banking — a bank run — which led to its failure on Friday.

Its downfall is the largest failure of a financial institution since Washington Mutual collapsed at the height of the financial crisis more than a decade ago. And it had immediate effects. Some startups that had ties to the bank scrambled to pay their workers, and feared they might have to pause projects or lay off or furlough employees until they could access their funds.

How did this happen? Here’s what to know about why the bank failed, who was affected most, and what to know about how it may, and may not affect, the wider banking system in the U.S.

More at the site - Ken's analysis does not give me the warm and fuzzies... 
Interesting times.

More bank news - crumbling away

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From Business Insider:

Wall Street's 4 top banks just had $55 billion wiped off their market value in a single day

    • Four of America's biggest banks lost a combined $55 billion of market value in a single day as financial stocks plunged.
    • US bank shares took a beating Thursday amid fears of contagion effects from the turmoil at Silicon Valley Bank and Silvergate.
    • JPMorgan saw the biggest tumble in market value among US lenders, losing $22 billion.

They also mention Silvergate Capital which is a crypto-based lender:

Meanwhile, crypto-focused lender Silvergate said it will write off its assets and close down Wednesday, only days after flagging doubts about its survival

A bit of reality for crypto.  Time for a market correction there.
Time to invest in something stable - like tulips.
*Resident Biden's economic policies coming home to roost.

Something that is needed these days

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People in power are too used to getting away with bad things.  There are no consequences.
Reviving this would sharpen their thinking process - life would be a lot better for everyone:


Partying like it's 2007 - banks

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Couple of stories - first, from Fortune:

Silicon Valley Bank’s CEO sold $3.6 million of stock in potentially ‘problematic’ transaction days before historic bank failure
Silicon Valley Bank Chief Executive Officer Greg Becker sold $3.6 million of company stock under a trading plan less than two weeks before the firm disclosed extensive losses that led to its failure.

The sale of 12,451 shares on Feb. 27 was the first time in more than a year that Becker had sold shares in parent company SVB Financial Group, according to regulatory filings. He filed the plan that allowed him to sell the shares on Jan. 26.

Problematic does not begin to describe it... And this story from Forbes:

Wells Fargo Customers Report Missed Paychecks Due To Apparent Glitch
Numerous Wells Fargo online banking users complained of not seeing scheduled paychecks hit their accounts Friday, which the bank blames on a technical issue that does not appear connected to Thursday’s bank stock crash.

Yeah - a glitch.  WF has a history of playing fast and loose - from the same Forbes article:

Wells Fargo has been plagued with a series of legal troubles over the past several years, including a fake accounts scandal where employees created millions of checking and savings accounts for real customers without their consent to meet quota goals set by top executives. The company agreed to pay a $3 billion fine for the fake accounts in 2020 and former CEO John Stumpf was banned from ever working in the banking industry again.

It is also worth noting that Wells Fargo is one of the top Mortgage Lenders for the US (including JP Morgan and BofA). Third - from Housing Wire:

Mortgage volumes collapse for Wells Fargo, JPMorgan in Q4 2022
Like its nonbank competitors, Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America operated in a highly challenging mortgage market in 2022. But quarterly earnings released on Friday also revealed that the top depository lenders struggled more than the overall mortgage market in the final three months of the year, perhaps an omen of what’s to come.

“The fourth quarter results were weaker than we expected,” a team of mortgage lending analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods wrote in a report.

So the Biden Inflation is causing lending rates to soar so people are putting of buying houses and the market is crashing.  Just wonderful... We really need to get some adults in the room soon.  Get things back on an even keel...

Looks like the banks are starting to teeter...

From Sundance at Conservative Treehouse:

Huge – Iran and Saudi Arabia Agree to Resume Diplomatic and Trade Relations During Talks Negotiated by China
This is huge in the geopolitical world. China operated as a broker in the structurally unstable relationship between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

    • From the Iranian perspective – With a visibly weak U.S. president, and a strengthening Chinese Chairman Xi Jinping forming a close bond with Saudi Arabia, it makes sense for Iran to move toward diplomatic relations.
    • From the Saudi Arabia perspective – With a visibly weak U.S. president, the prior assurances from Washington DC diminish, trust is tenuous, and a stronger hedge-based relationship with Chairman Xi is formed.
    • From the Chinese perspective – With a visibly weak U.S. president, and a western alliance intended to destroy itself to fulfill the desires of the WEF climate change and cultural agenda, the opportunity to expand influence is teed up.
    • It will be intensely interesting to see how Israel positions itself w/ this new dynamic.

This increases China's stature in the world and in the Middle East.  We should have done this.

Biden's people are clueless. Foreign Policy? Blinken?  Are you even awake?
Do recognize what tectonic power shift just happened on your watch?

And while we are programming:

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Got the tee shirt and yes, it has acid burns and smells of sulfur:


Sending a message - from the DiscloseTV twitter account:
Begs the question when the last time a vote was 419-0..

Busy day yesterday, busy day today

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Big push to get moved. Got the containers almost packed. 
Got someone to rent the house for a year - waiting to put it on the market.

Life is interesting - fun.  Going to be nice to be settled in NC.

It's-a me

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Happy Mar10 day:


So true - mind control

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Curious - the J6 tapes

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Glen Beck interviews Tucker Carlson and Tucker divulges an interesting piece of information:

Truth - International Woman's Day

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I really like Tulsi Gabbard - good understanding of reality.

We are allowed to say No.

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Excellent six-minute exposition from Matt Walsh:

Good riddance - Gigi Sohn

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I do amateur radio and am licensed by the Federal Communications Commission.
*Resident Biden's choice for FCC Chair is a partisan hack with quite the public history.
People brought this up during the hearing for her nomination - she resigned.

From Breitbart:

Controversial Biden FCC Nominee Withdraws After Democrat Concern over Anti-Police Rhetoric
President Joe Biden’s FCC pick, Gigi Sohn, withdrew her nomination Tuesday after she faced criticism for her anti-police rhetoric and other controversial views.

Sohn withdrew her nomination after facing severe criticism from both Republicans and Democrats over her controversial views. This ends the 16-month battle over her nomination.

The Democrat nominee said she decided to withdraw after facing “unrelenting, dishonest, and cruel attacks” from the cable and media lobbyists. Democrat commissioners at the FCC have been stalled from carrying out their agenda because they have been unable to secure a majority at the agency.

Got to love that phrase: after facing “unrelenting, dishonest, and cruel attacks”
In other words, they brought up the truth and she was not able to sweep it under the rug...

The January 6th footage

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Participants have already been sentenced to multi-year jail terms.
The J6 "star chamber" cherry-picked the video to use when they prosecuted the terrorists in their show trial.

Looks like there is a Supreme Court precedent for withholding evidence.
From the online court reference Justia:

Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83 (1963)
The government's withholding of evidence that is material to the determination of either guilt or punishment of a criminal defendant violates the defendant's constitutional right to due process.

That one sentence is about as clear as it can be.
Looks like Schiff, Pelosi, Schumer, et. al. have some 'splainin' to do.

Sweden did it right - 2020 — 2022

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During the covid years, Sweden had the lowest excess mortality in Europe
Remember - they did no lockdowns, no school closings, no mask or vaccine mandates
Tip of the hat to Chris Lynch



100% true - anything else is buying into the WOKE narrative


Watch Jill's body language:


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Pants on fire - Merrick Garland

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Customizing down to a very fine level and then creating an ISO so you can distribute your install.
A long article but really worth your time - from Tom's Hardware:

How to Create a Custom Windows 11 Install Disk, With Only the Features You Need
Windows 11 has been with us for some time now, and for those of us with the best desktops we can guarantee the best performance. But what about that five year old laptop that your aunt has? The one with 4GB of RAM and a CPU that fell out of the best CPUs category in the prior decade. Sure Linux is an option, but what if they really need that one Windows app? 

This scenario is common to many of us who work in tech. A family member needs tech support and we don’t have a lot of time to help them. So what if there were a way to create a custom Windows 11 install, one that install on older hardware and breathe new life into it?

In this how to you’ll learn how to create your own custom Windows 11 image, ready for installation on your aunt’s old laptop, or on your gaming rig. An alternative to creating your own bespoke Windows 11 install is to use Tiny11 Builder. We sacrifice the ability to truly customize our install for a fully automated approach. If you are short on time, then perhaps this is a good compromise. But, if you want to truly tailor your Windows 11 experience, read on and learn exactly how.

One thing that is very cool is that they use a website that aggregates all of the builds for Win10 and Win11 as well as WinServer and the MS Developers Channel.

Going to try this article out for a Win10 machine as well - see if the utilities they use work for that version as well.

Reason #4,732 that I am moving

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From Seattle station KTTH:

AG pushing most dangerous bill in legislative history
Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s office could arrest or civilly commit conservatives for uttering mainstream positions under a terrifying and illegal plan to redefine domestic terrorism that punishes speech.

His office now claims some conservative views, or anything he deems as “misinformation,” are examples of “domestic extremism.” He even wants to create a Washington version of a Ministry of Truth to fund journalists to push his political agenda.

HB 1333 would create a left-wing Domestic Violent Extremism Commission in the AG’s office. The members are asked to recommend legislative “solutions to combat disinformation and misinformation, address early signs of radicalization, and develop a public health-style response.”

But this isn’t a “public health” issue, or it would be housed in the Department of Health. It’s intended to legally penalize, or legally commit, political adversaries. The commission’s “comprehensive” report must evaluate current laws and tools to tackle what they’re calling extremism and propose new legislation where there are holes.

The fun never stops around here... Bye!

Heh - found on Reddit

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A big fun rabbit-hole of a place but you find the occasional gem.
From r/conspiracy:


Two memes for tonight

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Caught my eye as I was roaming the internet:



Childhood - 100% spot on

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Here we go again - from the New York Post:

Ohio residents ordered to stay inside as another train derails
Ohio residents have been ordered to shelter in place Saturday after another Norfolk Southern train ran off the tracks.

The 212-car train derailed at Ohio 41 near the Prime Ohio Business Park in Springfield around 5 p.m., the Clark County Emergency Management said.

About 20 of the train’s box cars toppled off the tracks while it was traveling through the city.

A spokesperson confirmed with The Post that Norfolk Southern — the same railway company involved in the tragic East Palestine derailment that contaminated 1.1 million gallons of water and 15,000 pounds of soil — was operating the derailed train.

“No hazardous materials are involved and there have been no reported injuries,” the company said.

However, hazmat crews were spotted at the scene, WHIO reported.

There is a photo at the NYP site - looks like just box cars with dry freight.  No tankers.
Still...  You think that Norfolk Southern would be on their best behaviour.

One of the major producers of fertilizer is shutting down. Fertilizer requires Nitrogen.  You get Nitrogen from Ammonia.  You make Ammonia from Natural Gas (methane). When Natural Gas becomes limited, food production tanks and food prices spike. They are trying to limit Natural Gas for heating but they are totally forgetting the unintended consequences - Natural Gas and other petrolium products are also vital feed-stocks to manufacturing.

Imagine a world without plastics, medicine, fertilizer, fabric, insulation on wiring, automotive parts, furniture, plumbing pipes, etc...

From Michael Yon:

BASF shrivels
03 March 2023
Orlando, Florida — by the airport

Significant — BASF closing down more nitrogenous fertilizer production. I’ve been warning every day since about the time the Globalist-war kicked up in Ukraine: significant interruption of nitrogenous fertilizer production/distribution contributes profoundly to global famine conditions.

This should be epic front page news across the globe. Barely a mention. If I were not specifically tracking ammonia and BASF I would have missed this.

Masako Ganaha and I visited BASF twice last year. A BASF worker at Ludwigshafen said reduction of natural gas inputs of below 50% “makes BASF dead.” (Nearly verbatim. Masako has on video).

Michael links to this article at Plastics Today:

BASF to Shutter TDI Plant, Shed Workers
Battered by the high cost of energy and raw materials, largely exacerbated by the war in Ukraine, chemicals giant BASF announced a series of “concrete measures” to strengthen competitiveness in its recent 2022 business report. During the presentation last month, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors Dr. Martin Brudermüller announced structural changes to the Ludwigshafen site along with other cost-saving initiatives. It will cut approximately 2,600 jobs as part of its “right-sizing” efforts.

Eating food grown without artificial fertilizers or pesticides is an indulgence that some Western cultures can afford.  For the rest of the world, it is pure absurdity.  Look at what happened to Sri Lanka when they tried to go organic - the farmers toppled the government.

The elites are playing with fire here.  They think that they are the smartest creatures to walk this planet.
They are not.  Let's just leave it at that...

More oil fires - curious...

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Remember the three separate fires hitting the Mexican oil company Pemex?

Now, we have a major fire in Indonesia - from Associated Press:

Fire at Indonesian oil depot kills 17; thousands evacuated
A large fire broke out at a fuel storage depot in Indonesia’s capital Friday, killing at least 17 people, injuring dozens of others and forcing the evacuation of thousands of nearby residents after spreading to their neighborhood, officials said.

The Plumpang fuel storage station, operated by state-run oil and gas company Pertamina, is near a densely populated area in the Tanah Merah neighborhood in North Jakarta. It supplies 25% of Indonesia’s fuel needs.

It's not just the USA - they are killing fuel production worldwide.  Make petroleum scarce, drive up the cost, force everyone into electric vehicles and ultimately, make them dependent on the state for transportation.  Want to go outside of your district (the 15-minute city), fill out these forms and come back next year.

About the environment - Bill Maher

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From a month ago - he really skewers the environmentalists:

Potential conflict of interest?

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You have to say this for them - the deep state takes care of it's own:


Not planning on flying anywhere soon - this is ridiculous. From Townhall:

Biden's FAA Nominee Can't Answer a Single Question About Aviation
Phil Washington, President Joe Biden's nominee to serve as administrator of the FAA, continues to face questions about his qualifications to serve in the role, and his testimony before Congress isn't dispelling doubts about his ability to run America's civil aviation system and keep its citizens safe when they fly.

Already, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has raised concerns about Washington's experience and resume, suggesting President Biden is "playing politics" rather than prioritizing the safety and efficiency of America's air transportation system. Washington's previous gigs have also seen accusations of wasteful spending and mismanagement of resources, as Townhall reported previously. And, while he served honorably in the military, lawmakers pointed out that Washington has no experience or qualifications related to aviation safety.

And a bit more:

First, Washington was asked a basic question about what airspace designation requires pilots to have an ADS-B transponder.

Budd: "What airspace requires an ADS-B transponder?"
Washington: "Not sure I can answer that question right now."

Ok, maybe not everyone knows this.

The second question also dealt with airspace designations created by the FAA, the agency Biden wants Washington to lead.

Budd: "What are the six types of special use airspace that...appear on FAA charts?"
Washington: "Sorry, senator, I cannot answer that question."

The questions were pretty simple - I do not know the answers but I know what they were talking about and know where to look up the proper answer.  The guy knew what he was being interviewed for — he could have hired someone to coach him on some basic information.

Mr. Wahsington is a member of a protected class and a diversity hire.

Jeremey does it again - chocolate

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His advertisement for razors was genius.

Now?  He is selling chocolate bars:

Read this - Naomi Wolf

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Give it 15 minutes and you will understand a lot of what is happening in the world today.
This echoes a lot of what I have been saying and Dr. Wolf fills in a lot of the blanks.
Really thought-provoking - from Brownstone Institute:

Have the Ancient Gods Returned?
These days, to my surprise, people want to talk to me about evil.

In an essay last year, and in my book The Bodies of Others, I raised a question about existential, metaphysical darkness.

I concluded that I had looked at the events of the past three years using all of my classical education, my critical thinking skills, my knowledge of Western and global history and politics; and that, using these tools, I could not explain the years 2020-present.

Indeed I could not explain them in ordinary material, political or historical terms at all.

This is not how human history ordinarily operates.

I could not explain the way the Western world simply switched, from being based at least overtly on values of human rights and decency, to values of death, exclusion and hatred, overnight, en masse — without resorting to reference to some metaphysical evil that goes above and beyond fallible, blundering human agency.

A bit more:

What we have lived through since 2020 is so sophisticated, so massive, so evil, and executed in such inhumane unison, that it cannot be accounted for without venturing into metaphysics. Something else, something metaphysical, must have done that. And I speak as a devoted rationalist.

I concluded that I was starting to believe in God in more literal terms than I had before, because this evil was so impressive; so it must be directed at something at least as powerful that was all good.

And one more snippet:

The sheer amoral power of Baal, the destructive force of Moloch, the unrestrained seductiveness and sexual licentiousness of Astarte or Ashera — those are the primal forces that do indeed seem to me to have “returned.”

Or at least the energies that they represent — moral power over; death-worship; antagonism to the sexual orderliness of the intact family and faithful relationships — seem to have ‘returned,’ without restraint, since 2020.

Her thesis is dificult to excerpt - do yourself a favor and read the whole thing.  Very thoughtful.

By calling these forces by name, we allow them to enter our world and we give them strength. 
Once you start to see this, you see if everywhere.
There is a lot of work to be done...

In his own words - facepalm

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Australia's Sky News has a collection of *Resident Biden's sterling moments:
In the best of hands...

Truth not conspiracy theory

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For a guy who is in the hospital, he seems pretty active.  From Bongino Report:

Fetterman “Co-Sponsoring” Bills Despite Being Institutionalized
While Pennsylvania Senator John Fetterman continues to be hospitalized for clinical depression, he has been named as a co-sponsor of a bipartisan bill launched in the wake of the toxic train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio.

S.576, "A bill to enhance safety requirements for trains transporting hazardous materials, and for other purposes," was introduced to the Senate on Wednesday by Sen. Sherrod Brown. Listed as co-sponsors of the bill are Sens. John Fetterman, JD Vance, Robert Casey Jr., Marco Rubio, and Josh Hawley.

Yet on February 15, the freshman congressman checked himself into Walter Reed medical center in Washington, DC to "receive treatment for clinical depression." He has not yet emerged, and his wife and family have left the US for Canada as rumors swirl about his condition. On February 20, it was revealed that Fetterman would be hospitalized for a length of time as doctors try out medications and dosages and the senator undergoes talk therapy. A senior aide revealed that Fetterman would be hospitalized for up to two months.

In addition to the most recent bill, Fetterman has cosponsored four other bills that were introduced during his hospital stay.

It was obvious that Fetterman was installed as a puppet.  Just like *Resident Biden.
Question is, why are they being so blatant about showing this to us...

This guy looks up to Mayor Pete

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Looks like Mayor Pete needs to choose his playmates a bit more carefully. From Townhall:

LGBTQ-Activist Dem Mayor, Who Was 'Mentored' by Buttigieg, Arrested for Vile Charge
The gay-activist Democrat mayor of College Park, Maryland, who has branded himself as something of a role model for LGBTQ youth, was arrested Thursday morning on dozens of counts of possessing and distributing child pornography, totaling 56 child sex offenses.

47-year-old Patrick Lewis Wojahn, a regular White House guest and the first openly gay man to take mayoral office in his city, is charged with 40 counts of possession of child sexual exploitative material and 16 felony counts of distribution of child porn.

And of course:

The disgraced mayor has frequented the White House for an array of Pride events hosted by Biden, whom Wojahn considers "the most pro-LGBTQ President in US history!"

Biden slobbers over anyone who will vote for him.

Zero problems with his homosexuality - it happens in about 5% of the population.
When you start messing with children, that is a different matter entirely.
This is not the Middle East - no bacha bazi here.  I hope he goes to prison - prison justice is notable for pederasts.

Fun for Hunter

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Two stories this morning.  First, from the London Daily Mail:

More than a DOZEN whistleblowers came forward to claim Hunter Biden was involved in 'potentially criminal' activity, Republican Senator reveals for the first time during grilling of AG Merrick Garland

    • Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) brought up the Hunter probe during hearing
    • He said the whistleblowers brought 'potentially criminal information' forward
    • Sen. Ted Cruz wanted assurances probe would focus on 'public corruption'

And second, from Zero Hedge:

Hunter Biden's Criminal Defense Lawyer Quits Amid "Unease And Dissent"
Hunter Biden's criminal defense attorney, Joshua Levy, has quit the 'first son's' legal team amid an environment of "unease and dissent" among the 4-lawyer legal team.

Levy's departure came after the addition of Abbe Lowell, who is also on Hunter's team, and was hired in December to defend Hunter and the Biden family amid nine congressional probes which include wire fraud and money laundering.

Smart lawyer - doesn't want to be on the losing side...


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Now I am interested...

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Wonder if he has looked at Thorium nuclear reactors...

Follow the money - China

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Not surprised at all - from FOX News:

AOC, other politicians paid thousands in campaign cash to Chinese foreign agent
Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and a handful of other federal politicians - including two Democrats and one Republican - have shelled out thousands in campaign payments to a Chinese foreign agent, a Fox News Digital review of campaign finance records has found.

Reps. Kevin Mullin, D.-Calif., Grace Meng, D.-N.Y, and Nicole Malliotakis, R.-N.Y. joined Ocasio Cortez in pushing campaign cash to Sing Tao U.S., a subsidiary of the Hong Kong-based Sing Tao News Corporation Ltd, for advertising expenses during the midterm election cycle.

Those campaigns, in other words, had sent their money to a Chinese-owned entity that the Department of Justice forced to register as a Chinese foreign agent in August 2021 as tensions rose between Washington and Beijing.

They can claim ignorance but their handlers need to be doing due diligence.

From FOX News comes this ray of sunshine:

Dozens of Dems join GOP to rein in Biden's 'far-left,' inflationary executive orders
Dozens of House Democrats joined with their Republican colleagues on Wednesday in a vote to require the White House to assess the inflationary effect of President Biden’s executive orders before they are issued.

The bill is the latest effort by Republicans to pump the brakes on Biden administration policies that they say are causing the highest inflation levels seen in decades. But the bill was also supported by 59 Democrats, and easily passed in a 272-148 vote.

Under the bill, any executive order that has an annual budgetary effect of $1 billion or more would have to first be studied by the administration for its possible inflationary effects on the economy, which Republicans say would make Biden think twice about imposing costly new rules on the public.

Wonderful news - the 272-148 vote sends a strong message too. We Will Not Stand for this crap.

Getting out while the getting is still good. From the Washington Examiner:

Chicago police superintendent resigns after Lori Lightfoot defeat
The superintendent for the Chicago Police Department resigned Wednesday from one of the country's largest police forces. The resignation comes shortly after Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) lost her reelection bid.

Lightfoot announced that she accepted the resignation of Superintendent David Brown in a statement and said Brown's last day will be March 16. First Deputy Eric Carter will serve as the interim superintendent until a new mayor is sworn in.

Quitting during a regime change looks a lot better on the résumé than having your ass handed to you by the new guy.
Wonder if Portland is hiring?  Maybe they need an ineffective middle-management suck-up.

Fellow traveler?  From Infogalactic:

The term fellow traveller (also fellow traveler) identifies a person who is intellectually sympathetic to the ideology of a political organization, and who co-operates in the organization's politics, without being a formal member of that organization. In the early history of the Soviet Union, the Bolshevik revolutionary Trotsky coined the term poputchik ('one who travels the same path') to identify the vacillating intellectual supporters of the Bolshevik régime. Likewise for the political characterisation of the Russian intelligentsiya (writers, academics, and artists) who were philosophically sympathetic to the political, social, and economic goals of the Russian Revolution of 1917, but who chose to not join the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU). Moreover, during the Stalinist régime, the usage of the term poputchik disappeared from political discourse in the Soviet Union, but the Western world adopted the English term fellow traveller to identify people who sympathised with the Soviets and with Communism.

Yeah - history may not be repeating but it sure is rhyming a lot these days...

Lori Lightfoot analyses her loss and her one-term tenure as Chicago's mayor. From The Gateway Pundit

Lori Lightfoot Blames Election Loss on Racism and Sexism, Says ‘I’m a Black Woman in America’
Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot is blaming her stunning election defeat on racism and sexism, of course.

Lightfoot came in third place, with just 17.1% of the vote — former Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas came in first with 33.95% and Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson came in second with 20.32%.

The mayor was speaking to reporters about her loss on Tuesday evening when one of them asked if she had been treated unfairly during her campaign.

“I’m a black woman in America — of course,” Lightfoot replied.

How about the fact that you were promoting "the narrative" and not representing your constituents.
She was in profoundly over her head and she is so blinded by her indoctrination that she can not see the truth.
The citizens of Chicago spoke.

Must. Hide. The. Truth.

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Preserve the narrative at all costs.  What are Schumer and Jeffries so afraid of anyway?

A bit of a heads up

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From Busted Nuckles:
Things are getting really interesting really fast...


Honesty - Dilbert

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A message this morning - from Dilbert:


The time for this is coming soon

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Serve as an object lesson to future Marxist tyrants.


Great news from Chicago

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From America's Newspaper of Record:

Lori Lightfoot Blames Election Loss On 'Tricksy Hobbitses'
After suffering a humiliating defeat in Chicago's mayoral election, Lori Lightfoot blamed her stunning loss on "those tricksy hobbitses."

"They stole it from us!!" wailed Ms. Lightfoot. "Nasty, tricksy little hobbitses!!"

The campaign watched the disastrous results come in from a dimly lit sushi restaurant, where the enraged Ms. Lightfoot gorged herself on juicy-sweet raw fish. "Gone!! It's gone, precious!!" cried Ms. Lightfoot to supporters. "Filthy, sneaky hobbitses!! Wicked, tricky, false! Curse them! CURSE THEM!!!"

Long considered the electoral frontrunner, Ms. Lightfoot saw her lead evaporate as supporters became steadily more concerned about being murdered. "I just don't want to die," said local woman Brandi Buckingham. "I can look past a lot with Lori Lightfoot - the eyes, how she walks on all fours, all of it. I just can't look past the whole murder thing. I know she'll take the loss hard, but I really hope she finds a new path forward."

Heh - spot on. Good riddance.  What a maroon... 

She got 16.4% of the total vote - the people spoke.

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