Story broke a couple months before the 2020 election but the media could not be bothered to cover it.  Disinformation. The New York Times owned up to the truth two months ago. Now? From FOX News:

Hunter Biden saga: NBC News joins NYT, WaPo, Politico in verifying laptop dismissed as Russian disinfo in 2020
NBC News is the latest legacy news organization to offer delayed legitimacy to the Hunter Biden scandal after downplaying the revelations from his laptop during the 2020 presidential election.

NBC published a story Thursday headlined, "Analysis of Hunter Biden's hard drive shows he, his firm took in about $11 million from 2013 to 2018, spent it fast," citing documents showing the fortune he made while working for the Ukrainian energy company Burisma, as well as through his business ties to a Chinese energy company. It also aired a package about the story Wednesday on "NBC Nightly News," its flagship evening program.

The report also highlighted some of Hunter Biden's expenditures showing he "spent more than $200,000 per month from October 2017 through February 2018 on luxury hotel rooms, Porsche payments, dental work and cash withdrawals."

All the while, he was selling access to The Big Guy and delivering 10% of the take (as well as paying most of the family "bills")

Brings the question, why now? What are they looking to distract people from.
What is the magician's right hand doing now that the audience's focus is on his left...

Next? WH Press Secretary change?

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The current one is a hot mess.  A diversity hire at best. Credentialed but not educated.
From the London Daily Mail:

'I don't have any personnel announcements ... and certainly not about me': Pentagon spokesman John Kirby smoothly pats down questions about his rumored move to a top communications position in Biden's White House

    • John Kirby fended off questions about his future at the Pentagon on Friday
    • 'I don't have any personnel announcements to make,' he told reporters
    • He is reported to be moving to the White House to take up a senior role
    • He previously served as State Department press secretary under Obama
    • Details emerged after Karine Jean-Pierre became White House press secretary

Breath of fresh air.  At least he can string a few words together extemporaneously.

A screen cap of some of Elon's tweets from today
Tip 'o the hat to Sundance at Conservative Treehouse:

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There will be blood.  I love it.

Be sure to wear your patch

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Standing up to evil - good news

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This will hopefully wake her up out of her alcoholic stupor:

From Forbes magazine - November 23rd, 2020:

Here’s What You Need To Know About AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 Vaccine
Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca and its partner Oxford University released preliminary results from its phase 3 Covid-19 vaccine trials on Monday, which found that the company’s vaccine, which uses a genetically modified cold virus, is up to 90% effective. This makes AstraZeneca the third to announce preliminary data from its phase 3 trials, after Moderna and Pfizer released results from their phase 3 trials earlier this month. Both Moderna and Pfizer, whose vaccines use an mRNA platform, found their vaccines to be about 95% effective. The AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine showed a somewhat lower efficacy, but is less expensive and poses fewer issues involved in distribution and administration.

A bit more:

The AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine is a chimpanzee adenovirus-vectored vaccine. This means that the company took a virus that normally infects chimpanzees, and genetically modified to avoid any possible disease consequences in people. This modified virus carries a portion of the Covid-19 coronavirus called the “spike protein.” When the vaccine is delivered into human cells, it triggers an immune response against the spike protein, producing antibodies and memory cells that will be able to recognize the virus that causes Covid-19.  

So we already know that vaccinated people have weaker immune systems and that the majority of coof cases are in people who have recieved more than one jab. Now this? Monkeypox anyone?

From Visit Iceland

And, the making of:

Spent two months backpacking through there in 1974 - gorgeous place, really nice people. On my bucket list to return.

But of course - monkeypox

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From the RAIR Foundation:

Rare Monkeypox Virus Arrives, Just as Gates and WHO 'Predicted' - Vaccines 'Miraculously' Ready
The extremely rare monkeypox virus is rising in Europe, reports Nine for News. Dozens of cases have been reported in Spain and Portugal, and the number of infections in Britain has increased to seven. The first case has also been reported in the United States and Sweden.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expressed concern Tuesday about an unusual outbreak of Monkeypox in the U.K., suggesting there appears to be some undetected transmission of the virus there and warning of the possibility that the outbreak could spread beyond the U.K. borders.

But not to worry — SCIENCE!

The FDA approved the vaccine in September 2019, just before corona. The U.S. government has purchased 13 million of these vaccines. Publicist and lawyer Sietske Bergsma responds: “Monkeypox in the newspaper in the morning, a vaccine in the afternoon. Love science!”

Then there is another remarkable thing. G7 health ministers will soon be training in Germany on a ‘dangerous’ virus outbreak. This time the smallpox virus, the older brother of Monkeypox. “But luckily, the FDA is already ready to save us with a vaccine against smallpox,” writes emeritus professor Wouter Keller.

This is not a coincidence, this is not a natural occurrence.  This is by design.  This is being done by people who want to rule us - a one-world government.

Better known as Vangelis.  From The Guardian:

Vangelis, composer of Chariots of Fire and Blade Runner soundtracks, dies aged 79
Vangelis, the Greek composer and musician whose synth-driven work brought huge drama to film soundtracks including Blade Runner and Chariots of Fire, has died aged 79. His representatives said he died in hospital in France where he was being treated.

Born Evángelos Odysséas Papathanassíou in 1943, Vangelis won an Oscar for his 1981 Chariots of Fire soundtrack. Its uplifting piano motif became world-renowned, and reached No 1 in the US charts, as did the accompanying soundtrack album.

Self taught and he developed his own system of notation.  Here is one of my favorite videos - he sits down and does a five minute full orchestral composition:

One of a kind - he will be missed.  Here is his last interview.

Elon's latest acquisition

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Been hankering for some of them.  Pure sugar bombs but craving that acid bite and intense artifical orange flavor - besides, I need my minimum daily requirement of Yellow #6.

Was at Tractor Supply last week, saw their candy display and lo and behold.  Picked up a bag and they were horrible - nothing like what I remembered them being.  Checked my local grocery store and they did not carry them.  Was at another grocery store and they had some house brand - got a bag and they were overly sweet (if that is even possible) with a really bad bitter aftertaste.

I remembered that the brand I liked was Brach's - they have a website but do not list the orange slices (they have Manderin Orange slices but not the original).  Checked on Amazon and they carried Brach's Orange Slices but were charging $21.21 for a 22oz. container. 1.38 pounds.  This is in line with the little bags I was looking for - couple ounces for a couple of bucks but jeezzzzz...  $21 plus sales tax to satisfy a minor jones?  Nope.

What is up?

Candace Owens has been busy:

From her site:

On the 2-year anniversary of the George Floyd death – and the radical, worldwide repercussions – Candace Owens takes her bold lens to the people and places that ignited the violent, racially-divided aftermath. She goes beyond the 8 minutes and 46 seconds of film to expose the truth behind The Greatest Lie Ever Told.

That would come in handy

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All he needs is a white cat to stroke:

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Davos 2022 is coming up soon - target rich environment if you know what I mean...
Just sayin'

House is emptying out.  Long haul but it is happening. Be really nice when we are all settled in North Carolina.  Nothing happening on the web this morning - monkeypox seems to be the new AIDS. Sexually transmitted among gay men. Wonder if Fauci is going to try to monopolize this epidemic too.  Heading to the farm next Tuesday with another load.

More in a couple of hours...

They had it restored in 45 minutes - there is a big substation nearby so something happened that brought that crashing down.  Hit the big RESET button and everything came back up again.

Funny as the lead story for our local fish-wrap was this:

PUD plans second high-voltage line to Camano
Power outages on Camano Island could become less frequent.

The Snohomish PUD is proposing to build a long-planned and long-awaited second high-voltage transmission line to Camano, adding redundancy that should increase power reliability, the utility said.

The PUD wants to build a new 5.3-mile overhead line from the North Stanwood substation to the North Camano substation. Afterward, it also plans to rebuild the existing 2.7-mile overhead line.

But the North Stanwood substation was what went down so this would not have affected it at all.  There were 4,500 customers without power in the Stanwood area as well as the 10K poor sods on this blighted island.. Vancouver Island has about 40K outages, Lower Mainland 6.5K  Seattle and Tacoma areas are showing about 10K

Joe is not having a good day

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Very obvious green-screen in back. Also, the data on hurricanes shows a marked decline in both frequency and strength over the last 50 years. Katrina was more a case of bad management and poorly maintained infrastructure than intensity of storm - remember, it was a CAT3 when it made landfall.

People talk about the damage being so much more expensive - that is because fools are building waterfront properties in the path.  Didn't to do that earlier — had more sense.

Explained in three minutes - no other explanation:

Any US Non-profit corporation has to submit an IRS Form 990 as part of their tax filings.
The London Daily Mail takes a look:

Black Lives Matter spent $1.2M lobbying Congress: Pushed for Trump's IMPEACHMENT over Jan. 6, tried to abolish the DEA and end life sentences, bombshell tax filings show

    • Tax filings released Tuesday show BLM's finances from July 2020 to June 2021
    • The group spend more than $1.2 million lobbying members of Congress
    • Among the issues it pushed was impeaching Donald Trump a second time
    • The filings show that BLM ended the fiscal year with $42 million in net assets
    • Group spent more than $37 million of the $90 million it received in donations
    • Group invested $32 million in stocks to build an endowment to fund its future
    • Filings also confirm lavish spending on real estate in Los Angeles and Toronto
    • Patrisse Cullors was group's only voting director and held no board meetings
    • Cullors later stepped down amid allegations of financial improprieties
    • She has denied the claims and insists that all the group's spending was proper

Much more at the site.  Out and out theft. Prison time for all...

Big difference between being WOKE and waking up and smelling the Cappucino. Walt Disney Corp. seems to be transitioning from the former to the latter.  From Don Surber:

Disney moving 2,000 jobs TO Florida
Led by Ron DeSantis, Republicans stood up to Disney, the world's largest entertainment conglomerate (ABC, ESPN and half of Hollywood are among its holdings). Disney threatened to stop donating to Republicans if they dared pass the Don't Groom Kids law.

Florida is stainding up to this activist bullshit.  What is Disney doing?

In fact, instead of pulling jobs from Florida, Disney is adding to its work force in the Sunshine State.

The Orlando Business Journal reported, "California-based The Walt Disney Co. has had a major presence in Florida since the 1960s when the early stages of Walt Disney World were under development.

"The company should make the move to Lake Nona by late 2024, according to information shared on job postings. The Walt Disney Co. has confirmed it will relocate about 2,000 jobs from its California headquarters to Lake Nona, a master-planned community in southeast Orlando."

Are they looking at moving the corporate headquarters?  That would make a lot of sense with this move being a trial run. Being WOKE is bad for business.

Going dark - big winds

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So far, nothing much down here beyond this morning's blow but it must be howling up North. 25K people out in Canada and about 3.7K in our county.

The overcast is breaking up and sun is shining.  We will see what happens...

Doing some paperwork and then more packing...

Picking up — storm

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Wind from the South - definitely going to be a blow today.

Waiting for the power to go out - the trees are all leafed out and this is the first big storm.  Lots of extra wind resistance.

Canada is reporting about 5K customers without power.

Surf, shower and out to work - moving more stuff today.

Check it out: Truth Social

The registration process did not work with the Brave Browser but it worked fine with MS Edge and I am using Brave for reading posts - works fine so far.

Still no Android app. iOS or Desktop for now...

The ocean is looking very oily - something is moving in.  From Cliff Mass:

A Winter Storm is Approaching: In May!
This May we are experiencing winter-like levels of precipitation, winter-like increases in the snowpack, and record-breaking cool temperatures.

The only thing missing is a winter-like Pacific storm, with deep low pressure and strong winds.

Well, it won't be missing tomorrow: a strong Pacific cyclone will make landfall on the British Columbia coast and gusty, damaging winds could batter the coast and Northwest Washington.

Even Puget Sound country will get a piece of it.

The low center will be making landfall on northern Vancouver Island at about 8 AM tomorrow (Wednesday), as shown by the predicted sea level pressure map at that time (see below).

The worst of it is going to hit to the North but still — the fun never stops... From Weather.com:

Gale Warning
From Wed 5 am until 5 pm PDT

Description
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TO 5 PM PDT WEDNESDAY...

WHAT...South winds 25 to 35 kt.

Out of the south so my house will be protected but still - going to be a fun blow.

Don Surber has a great post-mortem of events at Walt Disney Corp:

Virtue signaling cost Disney $89 billion

Go and read his post for the whole train-wreck. An object lesson.

New press secretary is avoiding the question - no understanding of the question so deflect, deflect, deflect...

From these people: Gravity

Certainly has a good read on things:

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Power went out yesterday morning.  Internet service went out too.
Power was restored in about an hour - a tree fell across the power line.

Internet was still out around 9:00AM - called and they told me that it would be back on by 11:00AM
Called a little after 11:30 or so and they told me that it would be back on by 1:30PM
Called around 2:00PM  and they told me that it would be back on by 3:00PM
Called around 3:00PM and they told me that it would be back on by 6:00PM
6:30PM? 8:30PM
8:30PM? 10:30PM

I spent a nice evening watching a movie and reading.

This morning?
Called around 7:30AM  and they told me that it would be back on by 10:30AM
Called around 10:30AM  and they told me that it would be back on by 1:00PM

Went out to run a few errands and now?  1:00PM and it's up.

I would much rather have honest bad news than continual lies. If I knew that it was going to be out for 24+ hours, I would have brougt my laptop to the local library.

WAVE has a local office in the next town over and I went there and they said that there was no communication between the technicians and the people who handle customer support.

Really piss-poor customer service.

News you can use — April

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Do they know anything outside of their carefully structured narrative?

Cognitive dissonance is fun to watch - I know that they cherry-picked for the trailer but I love how some people just shut him off. They could not process the truth themselves so they could not listen to it. Must preserve the narrative...

A few clips:

Someone has a problem with race. I do not think it is President Trump. An obsession?

Trevor Loudon from August 2021:

The good news is that Trevor #1) - recorded this in August of 2021 and #2) - cites the "blue wave" happening in Virginia. This is before the landmark November election that saw a Republican governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general. There is hope.

Better be sure that Lisa and I will be working hard to stop this. We need representation, not tyrrany.

We the People and all that good stuff.  Not some central elites living in a bubble.

Biden Email website

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The site is being responsive now - it gives you the option of downloading all of the 128,755 emails.
But wait, there's more...

This is the work of the Marco Polo group which is it's own wonderful rabbit hole. 
Lots of stuff to see there, very well presented and organised.

BillG — a good editorial

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From Mark Dolan at Britain's GBNews

This is by design, not by accident:

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Not just *Resident Biden

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We need to remember that this is being driven by the New WORLD Order.
Some headlines:

And I could go on for quite some time...

This is not "bad luck"   This is planned.  The elite want to cut the worlds population — the better to "save" and "nudge" those of us who remain into proper behaviour. They have been telling us for the last thirty years what their plans are.  Anyone who tried publicizing these plans has been branded a conspiracy theorist.

And my day begins

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Coffee shop opens at 9:00AM on Sunday so heading out a bit late. Got the van loaded up with another bunch of boxes for the barn.

Raining lightly - nothing new...  More later today.

Swamped - bidenlaptopemails

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Needless to say, their server is melting down under load this morning but: https://www.bidenlaptopemails.com/ is real and it is spectacular.  128,775 of them (so far), indexed and searchable.

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