April 14, 2020
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October 28, 2020
The fates seem to be conspiring against me - or at least the IRS.
First, I was trying in vain to clean out a backup of sewage in my basement yesterday. After trying to open the branch I realized it was not in said branch but rather in the main line. I called Rotorooter and they came out promptly. I had to stay outside in the cold with the tech while he worked on the sewer, and then I had to clean up after he left (that sludge sets like concrete.) It cost five large but it was worth getting it done right. But that's not the main problem.
The mailman showed up while I was ankle deep in human excrement with a friendly little note from my local Internal Revenue Service. Two notes actually; one telling me the refund I expected was adjusted down to nothing, and the other telling me that that return my accountant filed back in July was "incomplete' and they needed a form, one I certainly don't have. They did this ONE WEEK before the election! Is this a coincidence? I don't believe it is; the IRS is the swampiest of crocodiles and they have no reason to want another four years of Donald J. Trump. I suspect I'm not the only person to get a notice from these bloodsuckers at this time. They probably want to create an atmosphere of discontent at this moment in the hopes that disgruntled voters will vote for "change" meaning a return to the gator hole.
So now I've got to screw around with this, and I am not getting the refund.
To top it all off I found out I am going to have to have surgery on election day and will not be able to vote. They tell me I can go downtown city hall to vote at the Board of Election Commissioners, but that's going to be a huge hassle, with a long walk and paid parking.
It's too late to vote absentee.
So I suspect I'm going to be rather busy for a while. Please be patient.
October 27, 2020
'Can I change my vote' trends on Google: What you need to know
Bet most of these are people who wish they hadn't voted for Joe Biden.
I thought global warming was going to destroy crops.
Australia Prepares for Bumper Harvest as Rain Boosts NSW Winter Crops 300%
Another article about Biden’s China connection. "The possibility that China may be using ‘anonymous donations’ in order to impact presidential politics should alarm all Americans, regardless of political affiliation. I sincerely hope this is not the case,” Rep. Matt Getz wrote.
GOP Lawmaker Wants Probe of UPenn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement
After running an almost four year long illegal coup against President Trump the hypocrite Chuck Schumer calls for an end to investigations of Joe Biden's son! The hypocrisy is astonishing.
Schumer sends letter to FBI director to ignore Biden scandal, says investigation could ‘undermine the rule of law’
Chuck Schumer took it upon himself to write the FBI Director to put the brakes on.
The laptop that was turned in by a Delaware computer repair shop has spawned a lot of information, and none of it is good for the Biden campaign.
Information contained on the computer seems to show that Hunter and his daddy Joe were possibly involved in some international hijinks with countries such as Ukraine and China, mostly as a result of Joe Biden’s position as vice president.
That brings us to the Senate minority leader. Schumer is doing his best to suppress the investigation into the laptop which belongs to Hunter Biden.
"We write regarding press reports concerning materials allegedly describing activities by Hunter Biden, and found on a laptop at a Delaware repair shop,” Schumer, along with fellow Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), wrote in a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray.
"We are deeply concerned,” the letter said, "about the possibility that in response to these reports the Trump Administration will take actions before Election Day that would seek to damage the Democratic presidential candidate and undermine the rule of law.”
Not sure exactly what law they are accusing the Trump administration of "undermining,” but clearly, they are trying to get the FBI to hold off investigating the Biden’s until after the election, where if Biden were elected and the House stays in Democratic hands, any impeachment inquiry would be moot.
The letter continues, urging the FBI Director "to resist pressure from President Trump and other partisan actors to take any actions intended to benefit President Trump politically on the eve of the election.
"It has been called the "Rainbow Coalition,” and Democrats rely on it to win elections. One of its bulwarks has long been the black vote, of which Democrats often capture 90-plus percent. But this may change this election cycle if a recent Rasmussen poll is any guide, one showing that President Trump’s job approval has soared to a whopping 46 percent among black voters.
Oh, it’s not that black Americans voting Republican is unprecedented; it’s just unprecedented since the waning days of flapper fashion. And while no one believes Trump will capture the black vote the way Herbert Hoover did in 1932, even winning 20 percent of it likely would spell doom for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden."
If the climate was warming, they wouldn't need to adjust the temperature records. It would be showing at every weather station in their raw data.
No correlation between Covid "cases" and deaths.
More than 30 police were INJURED last night in Philadelphia during a 'protest'. 10/26/20
When was the last time you heard white supremacists doing that?
This from Andrei Piriutko:
Throw a stone into
the water and what happens--the stone sinks of course, but circles of
waves are made centred on where the stone fell.
In much the same way, waves in the sea hit an island and are reflected back.
The mattang is a tool showing all the basic patterns that waves can form when they bounce off land.
An experienced Polynesian sailor would be able to read the wave patterns and tell which direction to go to find land.
When oceanographers began to study ocean swells it was found that their action conformed to the laws of wave theory in the same ways as do light and sound. For example, when an ocean swell strikes a shore, part of it ts energy, that is reflected at an angle equal to the angle of its incidence. And when a swell approaches, strikes, and part of it moves part a small island, such as one of the Marshall Islands atolls, its line of movement is changed according to the angle of shoreline toward which it is advancing. The crest line of a swell approaching the shore of an island is bent and curved toward conformity with the shoreline. This occurs because the inshore position of the wave is slowed down as it encounters shallow water, its energy is expended by breaking or peaking up the wave, thus slowing down the forward motion while the offshore portion in deep water continues advancing at a constant rate of speed. This is swell refraction. Finally, a turbulent shadow of a special kind, resembling a penumbra, is to be found extending out from the lee side of an island for several miles.
The art of reading the waves was taught to Polynesian boys with the aid of the mattang, a stick chart, a web of interlocking sticks which demonstrated all the basic patterns that waves can form when they are deflected by land. The adult navigator gauged these wave patterns entirely by his sense of touch. He would crouch in the bow of his canoe and literally feel every motion of the vessel. In this way the original colonizers of Easter Island might have ‘felt their way’ across thousands of miles of open sea to their remote new home.
Polynesian navigators used their senses and memory to guide them on voyages by crouching down or lying prone in the canoe to feel how the canoe was being pitched and rolled by underlying swells.
The Marshallese recognized four main ocean swells. Navigators focused on effects of islands in blocking swells and generating counterswells to some degree, but they mainly concentrated on refraction of swells as they came in contact with undersea slopes of islands and the bending of swells around islands as they interacted with swells coming from opposite directions. The four types of ocean swells were represented in many stick charts by curved sticks and threads.
The rilib swell
is the strongest of the four ocean swells and was referred to as the
"backbone” swell. It is generated by the northeast trade winds and is
present during the entire year, even when they do not penetrate as far
south as the Marshall Islands. Marshallese considered the rilib swells
to come from the east, even though the angle of the winds as well as
the impact of the ocean currents varied the swell direction.
The kaelib swell is weaker than the rilib and could only be detected by knowledgeable persons, but it is also present year round.
The bungdockerik is present year round as well and arises in the southwest. This swell is often as strong as the rilib in the southern islands.
The bundockeing swell is the weakest of the four swells, and is mainly felt in the northern islands.
Stick charts were not made and used by all Marshall Islanders. Nor would every one in the community have access to the knowledge of making them. They were closely guarded secrets of the family of the chief, and knowledge was passed down father to son. So that others could utilize the expertise of the navigator, fifteen or more canoes sailed together in a squadron, accompanied by a leader pilot skilled in use of the charts.
More in my series of getting the response to Covid-19 into proper perspective.
The Facts About Covid-19 Deaths And Illness.
Covid-19 is getting all the attention. It's a virus that has killed about 905 people in Australia in the 9 months from February 2020. The median age of deaths is 83 years. https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-at-a-glance-10-august-2020
Of the 94% who did have pre-existing conditions recorded on the death certificate, the most common were dementia and Alzheimer's disease (31%); Ischaemic heart disease (13%) and Chronic lower respiratory diseases (11%).
Most people who have tested positive to Covid-19, are asymptomatic, or only have mild cold and flu like symptoms.
Clearly, healthy people below age 75, have very little chance of dying if they get Covid-19. The health authorities know that. In case the public start cottoning on to that point, they've started a new scare - Long Covid.
Long Covid is a term being used when people have ongoing symptoms for more than a month after they have been cleared of Covid-19. Symptoms can include headaches, fatigue, irregular heart beat, shortness of breath, muscle ache and so on.
What they don't tell you is having prolonged symptoms of you have seasonal influenza or any viral infection is not new to medical science. Post Viral Syndrome is well documented as is Post ICU Syndrome and Gullian Barre Syndrome.
We live with this possibility from all viruses and we haven't previously shut down the economy. The good news is most people see these symptoms resolve eventually.
Thousands Of Avoidable Deaths In Health Care - That Should Scare Us
The government tracks all causes of deaths and tracks deaths among people younger than 75 that are potentially avoidable within the present health care system.
They include deaths from conditions that are potentially preventable through individualised care and/or treatable through existing primary or
In 2018, there were 26,700 potentially avoidable deaths: half (49%) of all deaths for people aged less than 75. Of these deaths, 64% were male
and 36% were female.
Source: AIHW National Mortality Database https://www.aihw.gov.au/about-our-data/our-data-collections/national-mortality-database
Clearly Covid-19 pales compared to this fatal problem.
Preventable deaths are an important issue, but so is the gender imbalance in these deaths. Imagine if 64% of all avoidable deaths involved women? Do you think there would be questions asked? Special inquiries launched? Special funding to research and resolve this gender imbalance?
A security guard for NBC was arrested for murdering a Trump supporter a while back. That security guard was a BLM thug.
Well, the plot now thickens as the judge presiding in the case is considering dropping his bail to $25,000 because of his "deep ties to the community".
I kid you not.
This after Denver D.A. refused to file First Degree Murder charges.
The BLM thug was one Matthew Dolloff, 30. He attended the Patriot rally as a counter-protester and shot veteran Lee Keltner. Keltner was black; Dolloff is white.
Dolloff was hired by NBC 9 News to work security at the rally. Why would they hire a BLM activist to work security at a Patriot rally? He was hired through the Pinkertons.
The police tried to downplay Dolloff's connections to Antifa and Black Lives Matter, claiming there was no evidence of his involvement with these groups. But the Epoch Times article states:
Who wants these thugs to get away with this?
Hat tip: Joseph Bast.
October 26, 2020
The water was spotted near the Clavius crater, one of the largest crater formations on the celestial satellite and one that can be seen with the naked eye, Paul Hayne, a planetary scientist at the University of Colorado,said on a conference call with the press. Hayne is the lead author of one of the studies published on the topic.
Casey Honniball, lead author of the other study, said there are between 100 and 400 parts per million of water, or "roughly the equivalent of a 12-ounce bottle of water within a cubic meter of lunar soil."
"We had indications that H2O – the familiar water we know – might be present on the sunlit side of the Moon,” said Paul Hertz, NASA's director of the Astrophysics Division in the Science Mission Directorate, in a statement. "Now we know it is there. This discovery challenges our understanding of the lunar surface and raises intriguing questions about resources relevant for deep space exploration.”
The study led by Honniball found the presence of water directly on the surface, while Hayne's study speculated that water may be trapped in "small spatial scales" all over the surface of the moon.
Researchers have known for some time about the existence of that water on the moon, having first discovered water vapor as early as 1971. In 2009, the first evidence of frozen water on the surface was discovered.
As Johnny Carson would have said, "I did not know that!"
Incroyable! I'd be more convinced if NASA hadn't spent some time as a Muslim feel-good organization.
On the call, Jacob Bleacher, chief exploration scientist for NASA’s Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, said the results are "exciting for human exploration," but there are greater implications for it. "Understanding where the water is will help us determine where to send Artemis astronauts on the moon," Bleacher explained.
The new studies note it could be significantly more accessible than previously thought. As such, the water could be used for drinking, fuel supply and other use cases.
The Media ignore Biden's corruption, even as ongoing attacks on President Donald Trump –which began even before he was elected– continue and are without parallel in history. The savagery, frenzy, and outright hysteria displayed by Trump’s enemies within the Establishment, the Media, and Global Elites have no prior precedent. WHAT IS GOING ON?
MONEY. It's that simple.
From day one, his America-first agenda, earned him the undying enmity of ALL those who profit by selling out America:
1. Trump pulled us out of the TPP- Billions in lost profits for Big Tech, Internet Monopolies and Intellectual Property Globalists (Yes, like Disney, AT&T, Comcast and other Media Giants).
2. Trump began securing the U.S. border. Billions in lost cheap illegal immigrant LABOR for Corporate America.
3. President Trump pulled us out of the job-destroying Paris Climate Accords. Billions in lost advantages for non-complying foreign nations like China and India.
4. President Trump, the first President ever to address Beijing’s annual $700 Billion rape of our economy. Billions in lost profits for Corporatists who ship our jobs to that communist tyranny (and BTW, outsource our wage inflation to those countries).
5. President Trump renegotiated NAFTA. Again, billions in lost profits for the cheap Mexican-Central
6. President Trump began extricating the U.S. from endless foreign wars and avoiding new wars with nations like Iran, Syria and North Korea. Billions –perhaps Trillions! – in lost profits for the Globalist War Machine.Trump is trying to rebalance America's place in the world, with an eye on fairness and reciprocity. To return to Biden's 50 years of economic decline would be insane and National suicide.
President Trump's policies have represented a dramatic upending of the globalist agenda of both parties, the Bush-Clinton-Bu
Who Really Controls the World's System of Science and Government?
Forget the Hunter Biden s*x tapes. The real news is much bigger than that. www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/10/forget_the_hunter_biden_sex_tapes_the_real_news_is_much_bigger_than_that.html#.X5X6IKaB85M.twitter
Claim: "(a) Communist China owns Joe Biden; (b) Joe Biden sold out CIA assets in China who were then executed or imprisoned; and (c) GTV has millions of images showing other presumably influential people in comprising positions. If all this is true, we may see a complete realignment in Western politics." This is a must-read.
Our Governor has gone power-mad. There's no longer any emergency in California. No hospitals jammed with COVID cases. So he's issued Thanksgiving guidelines via the Department of Public Health. Well, actually for any gatherings, viz:
"It applies to private gatherings, and all other gatherings not covered by existing sector guidance are prohibited. Gatherings are defined as social situations that bring together people from different households at the same time in a single space or place."
Now, you'd suspect that would apply to homeless camps 24/7. You'd also think that would make demonstrations and street riots "prohibited". However, neither of those is true. Rioting and protesting for any woke cause apparently makes COVID transmission impossible. But not for you and your family!
Anyhow ... here are the new regs. They are "Mandatory Guidance" with which we "must comply".
1. You can't more than 3 households at your gathering, including your
own. (Our Thanksgivings generally have five or six households.)
2. You should make a list of all attendees and their contact information in case the Gov't needs it.
3. Has to be outdoors.
4. Your guests may go into your house to use the bathroom as long as you clean and sanitize it frequently. But they can only stay inside briefly.
5. Any shade structure must be open on at least 3 sides.
6. Your seats must be at least 6' apart in all directions, front/back as well as side/side.
7. You have to provide a handwashing or sanitizing station for your guests. Guests should wash their hands frequently.
8. You should only use single-serving food. No potato salad.
9. You need a designated server if you must serve out of one dish. Guests may not help themselves.
10. The designated person who is allowed to serve you must wash or sanitize their hands frequently and wear a face covering.
11. Everyone must wear a face covering at all times, except briefly while you eat, or if you need to use an inhaler or for other urgent medical needs. Put your mask back on between bites.
12. 2 hours or less is the limit. Mandatory. Must comply.
13. You are advised against singing or chanting.
So ... have a great Thanksgiving!
October 25, 2020
Et tu Marines?
The Marines are Paying University $2 M. to Study the Best Way to Run Coed Boot Camp
So the elite Marines are snowflaking out. We are in so very much trouble if we go to war.
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