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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Trump Assassination Foiled, Deep State in Panic Mode!
[RealRawNews] On Tuesday morning at approximately 3:00 am, a sniper’s bullet struck a panoramic casement window on the east wall of Trump’s bedroom at his Mar-a-Lago estate. The round might have slain Trump had he not recently replaced tempered glass with Blast Structures International’s bullet resistant glass, which, according to the company’s website, can stop anything less powerful than a .50 round.

A confidential source within Trump’s inner circle told Real Raw News that Trump was asleep in bed, and, a light sleeper, was awakened by the “sharp crack” of the bullet striking glass. The round did not penetrate the glass, but caused a material-science dissipation fracture, or spiderweb pattern.

The strike, our source said, triggered a silent alarm that instantly notified the Palm Beach Police Dept. and Trump’s Secret Service Detail, which sleeps in a guest house ten yards from the main building. Agents whisked Trump to safety, escorting him to a fortified saferoom, and said they’d coordinate with local authorities.
Posted by: Ulinemble Ebbung7382 || 02/02/2021 06:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6555 views] Top|| File under:

#1  But Trump demanded they call the Palm Beach Police Dept. and say it was a false alarm. “Trump was adamant no police get involved,” our source said. “He told his guys he wants to keep it in the family. No law enforcement. No media. He was very stern about keeping the media blind to the event. Trump made a phone call, and inside of thirty minutes, some heavy-hitting dudes who were definitely not Secret Service arrived at the estate,” our source said.
Posted by: b || 02/02/2021 8:36 Comments || Top||

#2  Sorry but that site looks more like an InfoWars wannabe.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 02/02/2021 8:41 Comments || Top||


A few issues with the initial leaked info.

1. 7mm Mag rd is the same size as 7mm (.284) and comes in weights ranging from 110 grains to 190+ grains according to my Nosler, Sierra and IRM 43## reloading Manuals. So how was it determined to be a 7mm Mag w/o a shell casing? The only way to know for certain, is the Shell casing neck is different.

2. Was it an APC (Black tip round?) If it was that is damn good ballistic glass in those windows.

3. There are actually 3 WAYS this could be done, not two. Think Remotely Operated Drone.

4. There are number of other "civilian" things between 7mm and 50 cal that could poke a hole in many Ballistic protective glass windows. I say "civilian" because if it were Deep State they would use sterile weapons and means by following well established covert operational guidelines.

5. Timeline, SS detail and Private security detail and etc... issues also. Which I cannot go into.

Sadly I think we can expect to see more future attempts, as the MSM, Social Media and Deep State types fear grows. Trump has way too much insider knowledge of those that engaged in Treasonous / Subversive actions and their "outside" personal $$$$ Anti-US interests. An they have $$ Millions to plot and scheme.

I am sure many of us also expect the Socialist-Democrats will have a number of STAGED attempts. All to promote their restrictions of additional personal freedoms, by public incited knee jerk clamp down orders.

Posted by: NN2N1 || 02/02/2021 8:55 Comments || Top||

#4  Blast Structures International’s bullet resistant glass, which, according to the company’s website, can stop anything less powerful than a .50 round.

sounds like an infomercial to me.
Posted by: Mercutio || 02/02/2021 9:13 Comments || Top||

#5  Bullet fragments from wedding celebration gunfire some time in the past, Trump got woken by a bird hitting the window?
Posted by: Glenmore || 02/02/2021 10:32 Comments || Top||

#6  Just like election fraud, if it is not on the nightly news then it never happen.

With that said the article speculated about a helicopter why not a drone?
Posted by: Airandee || 02/02/2021 11:40 Comments || Top||

#7  A drunk idiot firing over his friends head with no idea of his weapons range or what is downrange combined with really bad luck in where the bullet finally came down seems more likely than a helicopter based sniper.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 02/02/2021 11:51 Comments || Top||

#8  Wouldn't his death make a martyr out of him? Even if the Demedia blamed the white supremacists?
Posted by: Bobby || 02/02/2021 12:39 Comments || Top||

#9  There I was, on New Year's Eve...

With a thousand Orleanians gunning
For moi, whether careless or cunning...
As lead all around
Fell like hail on the ground,
I survived, thanks to serpentine running!
Posted by: Gretle Untervehr6457 || 02/02/2021 12:44 Comments || Top||

#10  And speaking of Best Martyrs Ever... [ugly daydream of America going full Arden slash children's crusade]
Posted by: Gretle Untervehr6457 || 02/02/2021 12:52 Comments || Top||

#11  The article Byline is 30 Jan 2020, and it references the event as last Tuesday, which makes this event the 26th of January. SO nothing in the media anywhere for a week? Something smells about this, an attempted assassination of a former President cannot be buried that completely?
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 02/02/2021 12:57 Comments || Top||

#12  ...2021...my bad.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 02/02/2021 12:58 Comments || Top||

#13  The article Byline is 30 Jan 2020, and it references the event as last Tuesday, which makes this event the 26th of January.

Good catch, NoMoreBS, especially once you corrected your typo. ;-) I’m going to add the Salt Girl image — I think we need to consider Real Raw News rumour intelligence rather than a solid source for information. Please do not post anything more from this site.

Incidentally, Blast Structures does sell bullet proof glass, but they don’t call themselves Blast Structures International on their website, the common sign of hoax information. So unless someone here who knows them corrects my assumption, I have to assume this is a fake — hopefully not done maliciously by the website to rile up the Deplorables.

Not linking to the original news source is also a hint, as is an anonymous source within the inner circle. We ream MSM articles all the time for the latter.

Please check your sources with a skeptical eye, guys, especially any with exclamation points in their headlines.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/02/2021 13:35 Comments || Top||

#14  I assumed this was fake. I seriously doubt Trump would say don't get the cops involved as well. And if it was real, WHY would you explain what the glass is rated to stop so that next time someone upguns to get through it? That right there seems suspicious.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 02/02/2021 13:38 Comments || Top||

#15  Look at some of the other stores on the site. This kind of thing is what gives conservatives a bad name. Tinfoil hat stuff. Network of safehouses, Thousands of inditements? I might suspect the Democrats set this up as an example of 'conspiracy theory site' or just to mess with us.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 02/02/2021 13:53 Comments || Top||

#16  In conclusion, Real Raw News pieces will no longer be published here, along with Principia for Covid stories.

Thank you for your feedback, guys.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/02/2021 18:39 Comments || Top||

#17  kinda why I added the source
Posted by: Frank G || 02/02/2021 20:19 Comments || Top||

#18  SO nothing in the media anywhere for a week? Something smells about this, an attempted assassination of a former President cannot be buried that completely?

OTOH, Have you read a Hunter Biden story recently?
Posted by: Spoter Bonaparte5505 || 02/02/2021 20:29 Comments || Top||

#19  An absence of evidence is not evidence of absinthe... or something.
Posted by: Gretle Untervehr6457 || 02/02/2021 22:26 Comments || Top||

-Short Attention Span Theater-
Book Review: Sara Rose, 'D-Day Girls'
Sarah Rose, D-Day Girls, Crown Publishing, NY.

Excerpt Chap 8, Page 77: Tucked into the tight Little Ru de Caumartin was a small Parisian Café Aandrée Borrell knew from happier times and easier days. She sat at a small round table waiting for the noon hour, not far from her sister's apartment. It was the third year of what was to be a thousand-year occupation of Europe. The hard work of organized rebellion began with coffee.

The women of the secret army operated in the fog of war. With all planning at Baker Street and the education in Beaulieu, clandestine life was improvisational. Agents live the war on the ground, day by day, and her first assignment was to activate an Allied-backed Parisian network. Every other move would be decided later.

I the café, voice were at a soft number, broken occasionally by the footfall of a wooden-soled shoe against worn tile flooring. Mirrors, aged and cloudy, offered sight lines around the room. It was perfumed by coal smoke, stale cigarettes, and the bitter smell of counterfeit coffee made from ground acorns and chicory; it approximated the taste, if not the stimulation of caffeine. Like diktat and blitz, ersatz was new to French vocabulary, an ugly word adopted from the brutish invaders.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/02/2021 08:19 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6510 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Fascinating read by the way.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/02/2021 14:14 Comments || Top||

Trump access to intelligence briefings is under review, White House says
[AlAhram] A decision about whether to grant access to intelligence briefings to former Republican President Donald Trump
...Perhaps no man has ever had as much fun being president of the US...
is under review, White House press secretary Jen Psaki
...a valley girl who woke up one morning and found she was spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of State under Obama...
said on Monday.

"That's under review, but there was not a conclusion last I asked," Psaki told news hounds.
How was this handled for previous former presidents? The announcement feels spiteful to me, but the action may be normal once presidents become ex-presidents. I don’t recall any such announcements in the past, but admittedly my memory is not wonderful.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/02/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6500 views] Top|| File under:

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Yale doctor slams Fauci for his dismissal of hydroxychloroquine in COVID treatment
[Washington Examiner] A Yale University doctor took aim at Dr. Anthony Fauci for the infectious disease expert’s dismissal of hydroxychloroquine as a potential treatment for COVID-19.

"I really wish Dr. Fauci would say something in terms of evidence. He never quotes any studies. It’s hard to know if he has any evidence," Dr. Harvey Risch said of Fauci’s dismissal of the drug during an appearance on the Ingraham Angle. "The study we published is a review of all of the evidence for early treatment as a whole."

Risch continued by pointing out that there are many treatments that work well in addition to hydroxychloroquine.

"It’s not just one drug," Risch said. "It’s not just hydroxychloroquine. There are many drugs that can be used, as we have seen this week. ... There is a whole new repertoire ... of drugs that work in early treatment. And we combine them to get maximal benefits. That’s how we treat early COVID, and it works well."

"It’s astonishing," Risch continued. "Everything has become politicized, and it’s like Big Brother is watching over every ... move with a script behind the scenes that nobody understands. These drugs are inexpensive. They are generic. Nobody is making a huge profit over them, and maybe that’s the bottom line."

Risch also took aim at some of the contradicting statements from President Biden’s COVID response team and Fauci, saying that there are a lot of "gray zones" that nobody knows the true answer to.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/02/2021 02:16 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6533 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It's all of a piece with how the whole COVID thing was a manufacured crisis. If it was really a life and death thing on a planetary survival scale, you would have been made to swallow the stuff at gunpoint.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 02/02/2021 7:48 Comments || Top||

#2  Dr. Risch just committed heresy against St. Fauxi. I hope he has a back-up plan. He might be cleaning out his desk soon.
Posted by: Clem || 02/02/2021 8:20 Comments || Top||

#3  HCL is Zinc with a bonding agent. Of course it works...
Posted by: 49 Pan || 02/02/2021 13:06 Comments || Top||

35% say U.S. is Heading in the Right Direction
[Rasmussen Reports] Thirty-five percent (35%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey for the week ending January 28, 2021.
35% in the right direction suggests...well, you do the math!
Rasmussen was the only public polling company to call the 2016 election correctly, as I recall — although one can assume that the Trump campaign’s private pollsters got it right, too. He called 2020 for Donald Trump and the Republicans, too — an interesting datum.
This week’s finding jumped up eleven points points from a week ago. This is the highest percentage since November 2020.
A week ago, some respondents were probably looking back. The 35% figure is after the inauguration and correlates closely with the four-year average of those who strongly disapproved of (hated) Trump.
Posted by: Bobby || 02/02/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6519 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Isn't that roughly the number of hard core Democrats?
Posted by: rjschwarz || 02/02/2021 0:10 Comments || Top||

#2  ^^ Yep

Re-education camp coming to a city near you.
Posted by: DarthVader || 02/02/2021 0:11 Comments || Top||

#3  Proof Joe Biden won the election.
Posted by: Wholulet Thigum4957 || 02/02/2021 1:21 Comments || Top||

#4  Rasmussen asks the same question every day: do you strongly approve, approve, disapprove, or strongly disapprove? No room for spin.

Over four years, both Trump approval trends were slightly upwards. The "disapprove" trended down. Only the "strongly disapprove" was dead flat, at about 35%. I call that "hard core".
Posted by: Bobby || 02/02/2021 7:48 Comments || Top||

#5  And Harris' approval was dismal...why she left the Dem primary race rather early. But, in a few months....
Posted by: Clem || 02/02/2021 8:22 Comments || Top||

#6  The Dims are censoring our military. At first with the FBI. Now Dim officials are investigating their social media accounts.

This is the restructuring of our military into their own massive Red Army.
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 02/02/2021 8:27 Comments || Top||

#7  35% = "near plurality" to the lamestream press, I'm sure...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 02/02/2021 10:23 Comments || Top||

#8  A pathetic, inflated number.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/02/2021 11:03 Comments || Top||

#9  Stockholm Syndrome.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 02/02/2021 13:24 Comments || Top||

#10  Any correlation between that 35% population slice and the grouping of all rent-seekers? Also service workers, government workers, academics, newsies and all other people that don't feel that their paycheck is based on producing a physical product somebody wants to buy?
Posted by: magpie || 02/02/2021 14:20 Comments || Top||

California: Highway 1 washed out south of Big Sur
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/02/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6508 views] Top|| File under:

#1  RT 1 around Big Sur has always been known for this kind of thing. This, however, looks like a pretty major collapse. Not quite sure how they'll re-route... if such a thing as road repair is still possible in the Peoples Republic.
Posted by: Mercutio || 02/02/2021 9:06 Comments || Top||

#2  ^I'm sure Juan Fernandez Undocumentido can fix it
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/02/2021 9:33 Comments || Top||

#3  Slap down a couple of 4x4's planks over the gap and your good!
Posted by: CrazyFool || 02/02/2021 10:54 Comments || Top||

#4  It's because of climate change in 3 - 2 - 1
Posted by: warthogswife || 02/02/2021 14:00 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Elminerong Gleath1697 || 02/02/2021 16:54 Comments || Top||

#6  Until repairs to PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) are made CALTRANS will install ⬇ shortly.

Posted by: Elminerong Gleath1697 || 02/02/2021 17:03 Comments || Top||

Africa North
Egypt to Extend Road from Salloum to Benghazi
If China can do a Belt and Road thingy, so can Egypt, and thusly create a regional market for Egyptian goods.
[LibyaReview] Egyptian Transport Minister, Kamel al-Wazir revealed a plan to create transport links between Egypt and nine African countries.

Al-Wazir said that the plans include developing the road from Salloum to Benghazi, which would help support the local economy, and facilitate the transportation of goods to Libya. He explained that there is ongoing coordination with Chad, about whether to connect the route via Sudan or Libya,
...why not both? That way the one not in the midst of a civil war can get the goods no longer going to the other...
and further out to the Congo.

The minister said that the railway projects are witnessing a qualitative leap to develop the railway system in parallel with the establishment of the express electric train.

Last week, al-Wazir confirmed the ministry’s plans to extend its railway network by 15,000 km by 2024.

He pointed out that the railway plan includes new areas, and railway linking projects with Arab and African countries, including Libya and Sudan. This is to transport people and goods together on one side and achieve regional development on the other.

"We are planning to construct the Marsa Matrouh railway — the port of Jarjoub...and the construction of the Marsa Matrouh-Siwa line, and the extension of the Matrouh-Salloum line to the city of Benghazi in Libya," he said.
What do you think, dear Reader: will captured slaves be the first to be transported to market along those roads, or drugs? Which jihadi groups will be the first to transport either?
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/02/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6538 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "Extend", or widen?
Posted by: b || 02/02/2021 8:44 Comments || Top||

First It Was Space Force, Now Dubai's Creating a 'Space Court' For Off-Planet Disputes
Posted by: Jeath Ulaish5626 || 02/02/2021 06:58 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6492 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Like Night Court, except funny unintentionally.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/02/2021 12:42 Comments || Top||

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Police Arrest 5,000 Mostly Peaceful Protesters
[Rooters] Riot police broke up protests across Russia on Sunday in support of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, detaining more than 5,000 people who had braved the bitter cold and the threat of prosecution to demand he be set free.

In a massive show of force, police imposed a sweeping security lockdown in the heart of Moscow, sealing off streets to pedestrians near the Kremlin, closing metro stations and deploying hundreds of riot police as snow fell.
Didn't take the Rooshins 25,000 troops. 1:39 video at link.
Posted by: Bobby || 02/02/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6519 views] Top|| File under:

Dupe entry: Chinese military was testing Covid vaccine in December 2019 (Video & Text)
Posted by: Jeath Ulaish5626 || 02/02/2021 06:53 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6490 views] Top|| File under:

Blinken weighs possible sanctions North Korea as Russia, Iran loom: NBC News
[AlAhram] The Biden administration would consider new sanctions against North Korea
...hereditary Communist monarchy distinguished by its truculence and periodic acts of violence. Distinguishing features include Songun (Army First) policy, which involves feeding the army before anyone but the Dear Leadership, and Juche, which is Kim Jong Il's personal interpretation of Marxism-Leninism, which he told everybody was brilliant. In 1950 the industrialized North invaded agrarian South Korea. Twenty-one countries of the United Nations eventually contributed to the UN force opposing the invasion, with the United States providing around 90% of the military personnel. Seventy years later the economic results are in and it doesn't look good for Juche...
as well as other possible actions against Russia, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a television interview on Monday as it continued its foreign policy review.

In an interview with NBC News, taped on Sunday, Blinken did not commit to specific sanctions against Moscow as it reviewed the ongoing situation involving jugged
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, Russian election interference, the Solar Wind Hack and alleged bounties against US soldiers in Afghanistan.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/02/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6514 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Hey Blinken.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/02/2021 12:47 Comments || Top||

#2  Every time I hear the name SOS Blinken I think of the poem by Eugene Fields, Winken, Blinken and Nod.

Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one night
Sailed off in a wooden shoe,—
Sailed on a river of crystal light
Into a sea of dew.
"Where are you going, and what do you wish?"
The old moon asked the three.
"We have come to fish for the herring-fish
That live in this beautiful sea;
Nets of silver and gold have we,"
Said Wynken,
And Nod.

The old moon laughed and sang a song,
As they rocked in the wooden shoe;
And the wind that sped them all night long
Ruffled the waves of dew;
The little stars were the herring-fish
That lived in the beautiful sea.
"Now cast your nets wherever you wish,—
Never afraid are we!"
So cried the stars to the fishermen three,
And Nod.

All night long their nets they threw
To the stars in the twinkling foam,—
Then down from the skies came the wooden shoe,
Bringing the fishermen home:
'Twas all so pretty a sail, it seemed
As if it could not be;
And some folk thought 'twas a dream they'd dreamed
Of sailing that beautiful sea;
But I shall name you the fishermen three:
And Nod.

Wynken and Blynken are two little eyes,
And Nod is a little head,
And the wooden shoe that sailed the skies
Is a wee one's trundle-bed;
So shut your eyes while Mother sings
Of wonderful sights that be,
And you shall see the beautiful things
As you rock in the misty sea
Where the old shoe rocked the fishermen three:—
And Nod.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 02/02/2021 19:08 Comments || Top||

Fifth Column
Biden Threatens Sanctions Against Myanmar After Military Coup
[AP] WASHINGTON Chairman President Joe Biden on Monday threatened new sanctions on Myanmar after its military staged a coup and arrested the civilian leaders of its government, including Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.

Biden assailed the country's army for the coup, calling it a "direct assault on the country’s transition to democracy and rule of law." The coup in Myanmar, also known as Burma, has also been roundly condemned internationally.

"The United States removed sanctions on Burma over the past decade based on progress toward democracy," Biden said in a statement. "The reversal of that progress will necessitate an immediate review of our sanction laws and authorities, followed by appropriate action. The United States will stand up for democracy wherever it is under attack."

Myanmar has been a Western democracy promotion project for decades and had been a symbol of some success. But over the past several years, there have been growing concerns about its backsliding into authoritarianism. Disappointment with Suu Kyi, the former opposition leader, has run high, especially over her resistance to reining in repression of Rohingya Muslims in the country's west.

Myanmar had been emerging from decades of strict military rule and international isolation that began in 1962, and Monday's events were a shocking fall from power for Suu Kyi, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 for her work promoting democracy and human rights.

She had lived under house arrest for years as she tried to push her country toward democracy and then became its de facto leader after her National League for Democracy won elections in 2015.
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 02/02/2021 07:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6493 views] Top|| File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life, & Kleptocrats

#1  You got to ask yourself Joe, why didn't they do this earlier when the Orange Man was in the House?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/02/2021 8:02 Comments || Top||

#2  They don't like it when other nations do it.
Posted by: DarthVader || 02/02/2021 9:13 Comments || Top||

#3  The military is claiming election fraud. The Dems can't afford to let that kind of thinking prosper. Queue the 82nd in 10....9...8...
Posted by: Mercutio || 02/02/2021 9:18 Comments || Top||

#4  har har har har har
har har har
har har
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/02/2021 11:53 Comments || Top||

#5  Go ahead, Joe. Alienate the new government while the Chinese move in to make new friends.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 02/02/2021 13:22 Comments || Top||


You have a very smart mama...
Posted by: Jumbo Untervehr1198 || 02/02/2021 14:39 Comments || Top||

#7  "Threatened."

Is he also going to huff and puff and blow their house down?

You see the difference between Joe, who is always talking, and Donald Trump, who actually did things.
Posted by: Tom || 02/02/2021 14:50 Comments || Top||

The Grand Turk
Turkish Police Detain 159 People at Protests Over Erdogan-appointed University Head
[Haaretz] Students at the Bogazici University in Istanbul began their protests nearly a month ago, saying the appointment of Melih Bulu as rector was undemocratic.

Ottoman Turkish police on Monday detained 159 people over protests in Istanbul against President Tayyip Erdogan's appointment of a new rector at one of the country's top universities, the Istanbul Governor's office said.

Students at the Bogazici University in Istanbul began their protests nearly a month ago, saying the appointment of Melih Bulu as rector was undemocratic. Teachers at Bogazici have also protested Bulu's swearing-in.

Protesters chanting slogans such as "Police, get out" and "Universities are ours" clashed and scuffled with the police on Monday.

In a statement, the Istanbul Governor's office said 159 people had later been detained for "not ending the demonstrations in front of the Bogazici University despite warnings," and added that an investigation had been launched.

Earlier, more than 100 police gathered at the main entrance of the campus. They allowed university students to enter, checking their IDs, but told others to leave, including several politicians, mainly from the pro-Kurdish Peoples Democratic Party
...every time you hear the phrase white people, white supremacy, white anything but paint, you're listening to a Democrat. Ask him/her/it to reimagine something for you; they do that a lot, though not well. They can hear a dog whistle a mile or two away. They invented the spoils system and Tammany Hall, and inspired the addition of the word (Thomas) Nasty to the English language. They want to stop continental drift and repeal the law of unintended side effects...

Sidewalks next to the roads leading up to the university were fenced off, and minor scuffles broke out as some protesters began chanting and walking toward the police barricade.

Kemal Kilicdaroglu, leader of the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), criticised the detentions late on Monday on Twitter, calling on Bulu to resign to end "this ugly situation".

Istanbul Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu, also from the CHP, said he had spoken with authorities to establish dialogue between them and the protesters, adding he would meet with Bogazici students on Tuesday to hear their concerns.

Bulu, who has applied to be a candidate for Erdogan's ruling AK Party in a 2015 parliamentary election, was the first rector chosen from outside a university since a military coup in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...Qatar's satrapy in Asia Minor...
in 1980, Bogazici faculty members have said.

The protesters have also been demanding the release of four people who were tossed into the calaboose after images were shared on social media of them laying a picture on the ground that mixed sacred Islamic iconography with symbols supporting LGBT issues.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/02/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6518 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

Home Front: Politix
Pres. Trump Legal Brief Response Blasts Democrat Efforts As ‘Moot' And ‘In Violation Of The Constitution'
[The National Pulse] President Donald J. Trump and his legal team have responded to the legal brief issued by the Democrats in the upcoming Senate impeachment trial which alleges President Trump holds responsibility for the January 6th riot inside the U.S. Capitol.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/02/2021 13:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6557 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Congressional IMPEACHMENT

Posted by: Pheater Gromoth5315 || 02/02/2021 15:03 Comments || Top||

#2  Since when has "In violation of the constitution" ever stopped the demoncrats?
Posted by: DarthVader || 02/02/2021 15:40 Comments || Top||

#3  Nation of laws. Must have been nice when that was true.
Posted by: Angstrom || 02/02/2021 17:16 Comments || Top||

#4  It would appear that he either lost or won the election, which is it? If he lost this is beyond moot and week old kabuki even for DC. Then again...
Posted by: Cesare || 02/02/2021 21:27 Comments || Top||

#5  Been along time since this has been a nation of laws that targeted real criminals. I seem to remember something happening in France a few years ago that resembled the shit that is going on here.
Posted by: Chris || 02/02/2021 22:15 Comments || Top||

Buh-Bye: Some Bush-Era Officials Leave the GOP Over Support for Trump
[PJ] Reuters is reporting that dozens of Republican officials from the Bush administration are leaving the Republican Party, letting their registrations lapse or registering as independents. According to the interviews, they blame their abandonment on the Capitol riot and on current congressional leaders not abandoning President Trump’s claims of voter fraud. It appears unlikely that, with 45 Republicans voting to declare the recent impeachment unconstitutional, the Senate will be able to convict Trump.

One quote from the Reuters article gives the impression that something more going on.

"The Republican Party as I knew it no longer exists. I’d call it the cult of Trump," said Jimmy Gurulé, who was Undersecretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence in the Bush administration.

Indeed, the Republican Party today, and many of the 74 million people who voted for President Trump, do not look like the party or the voters that elected George W. Bush. During the 2016 primary, Trump played to issues the Republican establishment had been weak on, and he won. He entered the presidency and made good on his promises.

If the GOP establishment had been listening after the birth of the TEA Party, they would have seen this coming. The base was frustrated, and the brilliant coalition William F. Buckley had put together was starting to fray. We were tired of our leaders getting beaten up in the media and never standing up for themselves and their ideas. Tired of capitulation and furious about Obamacare, people started showing up at town halls held by politicians. A journalist covering an event with Senator Arlen Specter in 2009, where a voter told him Democrats had awakened a sleeping giant, summed the mood up perfectly:
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/02/2021 02:29 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6570 views] Top|| File under:

#1  They checked out of conservatism years ago. Good riddance.
Posted by: Airandee || 02/02/2021 6:35 Comments || Top||

#2  I switched back to independent because the republican establishment is nothing but duplicitous cowards. You didn't leave me I left you.
Posted by: One Eyed Tsar || 02/02/2021 6:35 Comments || Top||

#3  What did W's administration accomplish, again? The worst recession since the 1930s. A botched war. Vast expansion of the deficit. Enrichment of all manner of incompetent cronies, e.g. Hank Paulson and Bill Barr.

And his parting gift: he made Pres. Soetoro possible

GTFO, you incompetent fools. The damage you did was incalculable
Posted by: Harcourt Hitler4261 || 02/02/2021 7:38 Comments || Top||

#4  The "independent" label matters a great deal to some as a symbolic thing, I'm sure. In states where it leaves you outside looking in at primary voting, it's nothing but self-disenfranchisement. And let's not forget that one of the (I)s in the senate is a socialist and the other one votes in lockstep with Schumer.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 02/02/2021 7:46 Comments || Top||

#5  Robert Taft is not rolling in his grave over this bit of news.
Posted by: Clem || 02/02/2021 8:16 Comments || Top||

Posted by: DarthVader || 02/02/2021 8:26 Comments || Top||

#7  "Adios, MF'ers" __ T2000
Posted by: Mercutio || 02/02/2021 9:11 Comments || Top||

#8  To gainful employment in Wall Str., or high profile law firms/Universities?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/02/2021 9:46 Comments || Top||

#9  Freakin Quislings. FU ass whores.
Posted by: jack salami || 02/02/2021 22:40 Comments || Top||

PA to begin vaccination drive in mid-February
[IsraelTimes] The Paleostinians will receive a first batch of 50,000 coronavirus (aka COVID19 or Chinese Plague)
...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men...
vaccines by mid-February, when they will launch inoculations in the West Bank and Gazoo
...Hellhole adjunct to Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, inhabited by Gazooks. The place was acquired in the wake of the 1967 War and then presented to Paleostinian control in 2006 by Ariel Sharon, who had entered his dotage. It is currently ruled with an iron fist by Hamaswith about the living conditions you'd expect. It periodically attacks the Hated Zionist Entity whenever Iran needs a ruckus created or the hard boyz get bored, getting thumped by the IDF in return. The ruling turbans then wave the bloody shirt and holler loudly about oppression and disproportionate response...
, the Paleostinian Authority prime minister says.

Speaking ahead of a Paleostinian Authority weekly cabinet meeting, Mohammed Shtayyeh says the procurement had been secured through various sources, including the UN-backed Covax program set up to provide vaccines to less wealthy states.

"Vaccination will start in the middle of this month," Shtayyeh says.

The prime minister says the vaccines will be allocated to the 2.8 million Paleostinians in the West Bank and the two million people in the Gaza Strip, which is controlled by the Hamas, the braying voice of Islamic Resistance®, terror movement.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/02/2021 00:27 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6510 views] Top|| File under: Palestinian Authority

Science & Technology
Five things you need to know about: mRNA vaccine safety
[HorizonMagazine] 1. mRNA vaccine technology is not entirely new
Vaccines such as the inactivated polio vaccine, or most flu vaccines, use inactivated viruses to trigger a person’s immune system to respond to that disease-causing organism.

...mRNA vaccines, however, trick the body into making the viral protein itself which, in turn, triggers an immune response.

Although the COVID-19 vaccines made by Pfizer/BioNTech are the first mRNA vaccines to complete all clinical trial stages and be licensed for use, the technology has been around for a while.

Human trials of cancer vaccines using the same mRNA technology have been taking place since at least 2011. ’If there was a real problem with the technology, we’d have seen it before now for sure,’ said Prof. Goldman.

Because the technology can be deployed extremely rapidly, and clinical trials have been so successful, mRNA platforms will be an important means of preparing for future epidemics, he says.

2. mRNA vaccines do not alter your DNA
A concern that some have had about the mRNA vaccines is that they could change people’s DNA. But that idea is ’completely false’ and has ’no scientific basis’, says Prof. Goldman.

’The (vaccine) mRNA will not enter the nucleus of the cells, where our DNA is.’

Once the injected mRNA enters a human cell, it degrades quickly and only stays in the body for a couple of days. This is why people need two injections to develop the best immune response, he says.
And even if they do - so what? According to some authors, half the junk DNA in our bodies is of viral origin.
3. mRNA vaccines are very specific ...

4. Corners were not cut in the clinical trials and approvals process
Vaccine trials take place in stages, starting with trials on animals, and then three trials on people — Phase 1, Phase 2 and finally Phase 3.

The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine Phase 3 trial involved more than 40,000 people. It began in July and will continue to collect efficacy and safety data for another two years.

Safety issues that would affect significant numbers of vaccines mostly appear within two months, Prof. Goldman says.

However, after a vaccine is given to millions of people, very rare side effects that cannot be anticipated from clinical trials might develop, so researchers and regulators will be keeping a close eye on how the vaccine rollout goes. This will be especially important for Covid-19 vaccines based on innovative technology.

Regulatory agencies reviewed the data from Covid-19 vaccine trials more quickly than usual by looking at it on a rolling basis rather than only once the trials were complete, but they did not fundamentally change their rules. ’I really don’t think that corners were cut in terms of safety,’ said Prof. Goldman.

5. The vaccine triggers an inflammatory response
The vaccine partly works by inducing local inflammatory reactions to trigger the immune system. This means that it’s normal for many people to experience pain at the site of the injection and sometimes fever and discomfort for one or two days after the vaccine.

’This is something that has not been advertised enough,’ says Prof. Goldman.

A November survey in 15 countries found 54% of people were worried about possible side effects from a Covid-19 vaccine.

One unwanted response to the Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA vaccine came to light during the first day of mass vaccination in the UK after two people with a history of significant allergies reacted to the injection. The UK regulatory authority updated its advice to specify that people with a history of anaphylaxis to medicine or food should not get the shot.

In the clinical trials, allergic reactions occurred in 0.63% of people given the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, and in 0.5% of people given a placebo.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/02/2021 09:56 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6563 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Useful post of the day. Thanks, G...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 02/02/2021 10:10 Comments || Top||

#2  ^De nada. Mind you, I'm not sure they're effective.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/02/2021 10:11 Comments || Top||

#3  We'll be finding out, I guess. Maybe you could shine your expertise on which vaccines are being distributed in various localities and what type each vaccine is? Here in F-L-A, I'm expecting my 61 year-old a$$ won't even be eligible to get it until after the 4th of July. I guess I'm fortunate I have been naturally immune so far...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 02/02/2021 10:21 Comments || Top||

#4  So if this egesta is such, well, hot egesta, and the common cold or the flu is a coronavirus, well...?
Posted by: Clem || 02/02/2021 10:32 Comments || Top||

#5  Common cold is a GROUP of single strand RNA viruses that frequently mutate. So need multiple specific proteins, and the need to change frequently. That’s a lot of effort. And the common cold does not generally hospitalize and kill people, unlike SARS/MERS/COVID19. Apples and oranges, the error/fallacy of ignoring context.
Posted by: Greater the Anonymous5721 || 02/02/2021 10:55 Comments || Top||

#6  This seems to be consistent with the Rantburg post on Saturday last.
Posted by: Bobby || 02/02/2021 10:55 Comments || Top||

#7  Just as a thought experiment - if there were significant questions about the safety or efficacy of the vaccines, do you think the MSM would be reporting it?
Posted by: Angstrom || 02/02/2021 11:15 Comments || Top||

#8  /\ If it fails, it's Trump's fault. If it's successful, then, well....
Posted by: Clem || 02/02/2021 11:28 Comments || Top||

#9  @ #5 - My post was partly in jest. Of course the friggen common cold doesn't generally kill people or put them into the hospital. But are we going to shut the world economy down for each and every RNA virus in the future? The bar's been set. And Trump is no longer president, so we'll see.

Meanwhile, you people can have your vaccine(s). Have all you want. I'll pass...as long as I am able.
Posted by: Clem || 02/02/2021 11:36 Comments || Top||

#10  Useful, but we have seen this before. Lets hold it for a year and see. I do remember the same type of, you don't need to worry, literature that came out over the Anthrax vaccine. First it was its safe and it went through full trials. Then it was your reactions have nothing to do with it. Then it was, well, there was a bad lot. Then it was oh, ya it does screw you up. So while I appreciate it, any vaccine rushed to market is suspect. When they explain the recent uptick of deaths to old folks taking it, but its safe, without blaming preexisting conditions it might be ok for use. Sorry, I'll take my chances with a virus that has a better than 99% survival rate.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 02/02/2021 11:47 Comments || Top||

#11  I have recv'd both doses of the Moderna vax with mild aches/pains/chills after second dose.

My better half has recv'd her first dose of the Pfizer with no problem. Will report back after she receives second.

The virus damn near killed my parents four weeks ago...it is no joke.
Posted by: Tennessee || 02/02/2021 12:14 Comments || Top||

#12  ^ Pan echoes my thoughts as well. Experimental vaccine with questionable efficacy against an affliction that - in my age/co-morbidity group - has a 99.5% survival rate...no thanks.

This won't stop the feds from requiring proof of vaccination for everyday activities such as travel, banking, shopping (including food). Papers please. How about Amazon asking for your Vacc. number before completing a purchase? not out of the question. COVID funds from Uncle Sugar? not until you provide proof of vacc. Welcome to 1930's Germany.
Posted by: Warthog || 02/02/2021 12:15 Comments || Top||

#13  This won't stop the feds from requiring proof of vaccination for everyday activities such as travel, banking, shopping (including food).

They may well try, at least in Democrat-run communities and states. But as the numbers of hospitalizations and deaths continue to fall significantly after many of the most susceptible have chosen to be vaccinated (23 million in the U.S. alone have received at least the first shot as of the last time I looked)— coupled with the drive to publicize the improved numbers to make President Biden look so much better than OrangeManBad, who made it all happen — the pressure to enforce will no longer be accepted. Already in California and elsewhere businesses are refusing to remain closed and refusing to enforce distancing requirements, and noncompliance will continue to spread. The tipping point is coming.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/02/2021 12:42 Comments || Top||

#14  I so agree with you TW. And as the truth slowly comes out more and more people will be enraged. For example the whole HCL debacle. Just what is HCL??? Most Americans don't look past the headlines, it's actually a Zinc Ionophore. Yup, a zinc with a fat soluble additive. Just how could they tell you to take Zinc and Quercetin, another Zinc Ionophore, and say HCL does not work. The fraud runs amok here and they want me to trust them.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 02/02/2021 12:56 Comments || Top||

#15  #4 The reason I'm skeptical re vaccines efficiency is the paper at the link
35 Years of Research Into Coronavirus Infections Show Long-Term Immunity Is Unlikely

What you have to understand is that we don't know anything about how immune memory works despite using it for 1000 years.

Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/02/2021 13:29 Comments || Top||

#16  ^p.s. Coronaviruses are different from influenza viruses. Influenza has, what amounts to, genetic recombination.
Briefly: influenza genome is comprised of 8 molecules. So, if you have a cell infected by two different strains the probability of unmixed offspring is 1/2^8x2. So, any beneficial (to the virus) mutation spreads much faster than in coronaviruses.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/02/2021 13:31 Comments || Top||

#17  It is interesting to see how hard they are flogging the vaccine already. Didn't think this would happen until summer. Have they exhausted the eager and willing already?
Posted by: Angstrom || 02/02/2021 14:10 Comments || Top||

#18  I had to do a little digging, 49 Pan (#14) - Hydroxychloroquine has been suggested to be a zinc ionophore, and may derive an anti-cancer action from increasing intracellular zinc uptake.[43] [Wikipedia]
Posted by: Bobby || 02/02/2021 14:58 Comments || Top||

#19  Have they exhausted the eager and willing already?

Among the groups already permitted to get vaccines, Angstrom, quite possibly. There was an article in The Times of Israel yesterday saying exactly that about the Israeli population. Let me go find it.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/02/2021 18:00 Comments || Top||

#20  Republicans can be kooks, too. And Jewish space laser Greene is a kook.
Posted by: European Conservative || 02/02/2021 18:02 Comments || Top||

#21  Here:

Israel’s vaccine drive slowing, with clinics struggling to bring people in
Some HMOs now offering inoculations to all to avoid wasting vials; one said to throw out 1,000 doses

On the other hand, my healthy, independent, 95-year old mother has twice been turned away from getting the vaccine — though she should have been among the first group to receive it — because her retirement home was only issued enough doses by CVS to give to the skilled nursing (2 doses each) and dementia (first dose) units plus all building staff who were interested. At least half the staff won’t be carrying the infection to the rest of the residents, which is something. Here in Ohio, it appears, the jabs are being given as soon as they arrive — interest has not yet faded.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/02/2021 18:12 Comments || Top||

#22  mild aches/pains/chills after second dose.

Rejoice. These, markers of secondary response, mean the vaccine worked
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/02/2021 18:39 Comments || Top||

#23  Apparently now we can eliminate any committee assignments for The Squad™ with all their Joooo Control Hysteria conspiracy rants?
Posted by: Frank G || 02/02/2021 20:09 Comments || Top||

Scientists Achieve 'Transformational' Breakthrough in Scaling Quantum Computers
(SCIENCE Alert] Scientists have developed a new kind of cryogenic computer chip capable of functioning at temperatures so cold, it approaches the theoretical limit of absolute zero.

This cryogenic system, called Gooseberry, lays the groundwork for what could be a revolution in quantum computing – enabling a new generation of machines to perform calculations with thousands of qubits or more, whereas today's most advanced devices comprise only dozens.

"The world's biggest quantum computers currently operate with just 50 or so qubits," explains quantum physicist David Reilly from the University of Sydney and Microsoft's Quantum Laboratory.

"This small scale is partly because of limits to the physical architecture that control the qubits."

That physical architecture is constrained because of the extreme conditions qubits need to perform quantum mechanical calculations.
Posted by: Jeath Ulaish5626 || 02/02/2021 07:01 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6572 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Dr. Heisenberg" "So, what can it compute?"

Developer "We're uncertain..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 02/02/2021 7:42 Comments || Top||

#2  ^😂
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/02/2021 10:06 Comments || Top||

Chinese military was testing Covid vaccine in December 2019
[War Room: Pandemic] The Chinese Communist Party was working on a vaccine in December 2019 for the coronavirus, according to Dr. Steven Quay.

The first patients at the People’s Liberation Army Hospital in Wuhan not only had traces of SARS-CoV-2, but also of a Chinese-built adenovirus vaccine, indicating the virus was likely part of a CCP weapons program.

"The first patient at the PLA hospital about a mile from the Wuhan Institute of Virology can have the virus traced directly to the sequences that infected President Donald Trump," said Dr. Quay in an interview with Stephen K. Bannon on Saturday. "That is very unusual."

Dr. Quay recently published findings of a near 100 percent probability that the virus came from a lab. "You see what’s called post-year diversity with both MERS and SARS where about 50 percent of the sequences don’t go through that first patient," he said.

Yet another stunning revelation was left out of Dr. Quay’s 193-page white paper: the CCP was working on a vaccine for the virus in 2019.

"This virus has many signatures of lab manipulation, those are hallmarks of gain of function research," he said. "In addition, in the first five patients that were published by the Wuhan Institute, I was the first to find what looks like adenovirus sequences as well. So in my paper I basically state that at the end of December 2019 the Wuhan was sequencing patient specimens in which there was both the SARS-Covid-2 virus and a Chinese-built adenovirus virus vaccine in the same patient."

"I sent a letter to the Wuhan doctors to ask them to explain, if they had a trivial artifact explanation," Dr. Quay said. "I haven’t received any feedback."

"You’re tying it back to patients — and even vaccines — from November of 2019?" Bannon asked. "I just want to make sure we are clear about this."

"The Wuhan Institute of Virology sequenced five patients in the end of December in which adenoviruses had been introduced in those patients," Dr. Quay said. "And those adenoviruses are against the CoV-2 protein. There’s no artifact that I could think of that could cause that, but I’m giving the Wuhan institute the benefit of the doubt. I’ve asked them to explain it for me. It currently sits in my analysis but it doesn’t impact my statistics awaiting feedback on what their answer is.

"All the people who have looked at it have not been able to find an artifact," Dr. Quay added. "It looks like at the end of December they were in possession of both the SARS-CoV-2 virus and a virus vaccine against it."

The Trump administration confirmed the Chinese military was conducting secret experiments at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Shortly before leaving office, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo disclosed that the Wuhan institute "engaged in classified research, including laboratory animal experiments, on behalf of the Chinese military since at least 2017."
Posted by: Wholulet Thigum4957 || 02/02/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6501 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Kind of wondered why none of the CCP bigwigs never came down with the WuFlu.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 02/02/2021 11:00 Comments || Top||

Future Tanks - ha ha !
Posted by: 3dc || 02/02/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6864 views] Top|| File under:

#1  No matter the configuration, as Bill Mauldin put it, "A moving foxhole attracts the eye."
Posted by: b || 02/02/2021 8:46 Comments || Top||

#2  Call me when you've got a Bolo to show.
Posted by: Mercutio || 02/02/2021 9:09 Comments || Top||

#3  Whether a tank, 'Mech or something else, there will always be a need for a large and mobile weapons platform. That being said, there will always be a demand for weapons to kill the bloody thing.
Posted by: DarthVader || 02/02/2021 9:17 Comments || Top||

#4  Hammer's Slammers.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/02/2021 9:34 Comments || Top||

#5  Funny thing, I had just started reading John Ringo's ode to power armored infantry... A Hymn Before Battle.
Posted by: magpie || 02/02/2021 14:15 Comments || Top||

#6  Purple heart boxes
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 02/02/2021 19:17 Comments || Top||

-PC Follies
Stacey Abrams Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
She must be thrilled to be on the same list as Donald Trump.
[msm] Abrams joins a long list of other nominees for this year's award including the World Health Organization, Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, former President Donald Trump, former White House adviser Jared Kushner, climate campaigner Greta Thunberg and the Black Lives Matter movement.
Posted by: Bobby || 02/02/2021 07:59 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6942 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "She casts a shadow of sufficient size to reduce global warming on it's own..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 02/02/2021 8:16 Comments || Top||

#2  I'm a bit amazed at how concerned the Nobel Prize committee is just so concerned about politics in the USA.
Posted by: Clem || 02/02/2021 8:17 Comments || Top||

#3  I read the headline 'Stacey Abrams Nominated for Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest'. Clearly I need another cup of coffee.
Posted by: Raj || 02/02/2021 8:30 Comments || Top||

#4  It must have been tough using Photo Shop to reduce the image of Box Car.
Posted by: Clem || 02/02/2021 9:19 Comments || Top||

#5  Surprised they missed AOC, though of course, she's a "White Hispanic", so disqualified.
Posted by: Mercutio || 02/02/2021 9:20 Comments || Top||

#6  It's gonna be either BLM, Greta, or the WHO...half surprised Fauci or Gates isn't on the list....probably gonna be between BLM and WHO...numb nuts (so to speak) Greta has been pushed aside from the spotlight during this "pandemic".

Posted by: Clem || 02/02/2021 9:23 Comments || Top||

#7  My thanks to whoever inserted the photo. Believe me, I looked!
Posted by: Bobby || 02/02/2021 10:57 Comments || Top||

#8  The creature was big as Toledo,
Though tiny indeed its albedo.
We fled down the street
Or were crushed 'neath its feet
In the sweltering heat!
Sure, we thought we were beat...
But we lured her to space with a Frito.
That was the concept, anyway. All it took was the entire US corn reserve, output of every reactor in Russia, the last drop of Middle East oil, half a billion scheming Chinamen, and Elon's middle-sized rocket. But 'twas done, and a relieved humanity, united as never before, heads for the stars! The End.
Posted by: Gretle Untervehr6457 || 02/02/2021 11:00 Comments || Top||

#9  White Guilt is a disease of the brain cells.
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 02/02/2021 11:08 Comments || Top||

#10  Yeah - piece of cake prize.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/02/2021 11:09 Comments || Top||

#11  #7 - you're welcome ;-)
Posted by: Frank G || 02/02/2021 11:14 Comments || Top||

#12  Put her on a diet and you could feed a small, 3rd world country.
Posted by: DarthVader || 02/02/2021 11:32 Comments || Top||

#13  The prize has been an open joke since Obama got it, having said that better Abrams than Greta or BLM.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 02/02/2021 11:37 Comments || Top||

#14  The clownification of the Nobel Prize is now complete.
Posted by: Greater the Anonymous5721 || 02/02/2021 11:39 Comments || Top||

#15  I guess to be considered for the Peace Prize you have to be on camera rioting and looting. We've come a long way from al-Gore saying Nueva York Ciudad will be under 10 feet of water.
Posted by: Clem || 02/02/2021 11:39 Comments || Top||

#16  Flatulence alert to 2nd and 3rd floor offices. Mind the windows and breaking glass.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/02/2021 12:07 Comments || Top||

#17  Pretty much any elected official in the EU may nominate someone.

Most officials don't bother.
Posted by: Lord Garth || 02/02/2021 12:39 Comments || Top||

#18  any elected official in the EU may nominate someone.

Any national politician or higher, I seem to recall, and also eminent persons. Jared Kushner and his team were just nominated, too, by Alan Dershowitz. For some it is organized as a marketing effort — that’s probably how President-in-Waiting Barack Obama’s name got on the list, and the Peace Prize committee grabbed the opportunity to poke President George W. Bush in the eye out of sheer spite.

The Peace Prize has been a joke at least since Yasser Arafat was awarded it with Yitzhak Rabin in 1994 “for their efforts to create peace in the Middle East” by signing the Oslo Accords.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/02/2021 12:52 Comments || Top||

#19  And the Onion files for bankruptcy...
Posted by: 49 Pan || 02/02/2021 13:08 Comments || Top||

#20  what exactly has she ever done?
Posted by: Chris || 02/02/2021 13:42 Comments || Top||

#21  /\ Kept Publix grocery stores solvent ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/02/2021 14:11 Comments || Top||


Posted by: Jumbo Untervehr1198 || 02/02/2021 14:53 Comments || Top||

#23  https://youtube.com/watch?v=A7p817ErVsQ
Posted by: Jumbo Untervehr1198 || 02/02/2021 14:57 Comments || Top||

#24  touche besoeker
Posted by: Chris || 02/02/2021 20:30 Comments || Top||

A Key Indicator of Real Estate Investors' Interest in Portland Shows a Precipitous Decline
Communist bomb throwers, sexually confused screechers and government enablers have destroyed another desirable city's prospects.
[Willamette Week via InstaPundit] An Oregon economist could not think of another example of "an area that has so quickly fallen into disfavor."

At Jan. 5 budget meeting for the city's Bureau of Development Services, economists advising the bureau on the outlook for new construction presented dismal news: Portland has gone from one of the most desirable locations in the country just four years ago to near the bottom of an 80-city ranking.

That ranking was compiled by the Urban Land Institute in a report titled "Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2021." It shows that a survey of more than 1,300 lenders, investors, developers and other national real estate experts found Portland the third-most desirable real estate market in the nation in 2017. For 2021, it now ranks 66th of 80 cities on the list (see graph below).

In a Jan. 8 letter to the Portland City Council, eight local business organizations amplified that finding and the grim assessment of two economists who advise BDS. Tom Potiowsky, formerly the state economist and formerly chair of the economics department at Portland State University, said at a recent BDS meeting, according to the letter, that Portland was unique: He could not think of another example of "an area that has so quickly fallen into disfavor."

A second economist, Mike Wilkerson, director of analytics at the consulting firm ECONorthwest, echoed Potiowsky, saying that investors' lack of confidence will stunt the city's rebound and predicted Portland "will have an impediment to growth until that's resolved."

That plunge in confidence appears to stem from factors that include widely broadcast images of protests and nearby wildfires. It may be exacerbated by the documented flight of businesses from the city's core and factors such as the cost of property insurance rising 30% to 50% amid repeated vandalism.

But it also fits into a debate over the future of the Bureau of Development Services.

Business groups have implored the City Council to resist cutting the budget of BDS, which depends on new permit fees for its funding. The bureau is looking at a 17% budget cut next year, which would mean eliminating 60 of its 358 employees.
Posted by: Wholulet Thigum4957 || 02/02/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6562 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Gee, ya don't say...
Posted by: Snung Omonter8572 || 02/02/2021 0:22 Comments || Top||

#2  They probably would have scored even lower if a few survey takers were not thinking about Portland Maine. :j
Posted by: Airandee || 02/02/2021 6:32 Comments || Top||

#3  What is Uhaul reporting?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/02/2021 8:05 Comments || Top||

#4  What is Uhaul reporting?

In 2020, the rankings of states that had the most one way U-haul rentals... all the major blue states were at the bottom:

Oregon (29)


Maryland (45)


Massachusetts (47)


New Jersey (44)


Illinois (50)


California (49)
Posted by: DarthVader || 02/02/2021 8:33 Comments || Top||

#5  Must be because everybody's RACIST!!!!
Posted by: CrazyFool || 02/02/2021 8:37 Comments || Top||

#6  The plan is working. "Property is Theft" after all.
Posted by: Mercutio || 02/02/2021 9:10 Comments || Top||

#7  Daughter is probably seriously upside-down on her mortgage. Glad she re-financed and I am not a co-signer anymore.
Posted by: Glenmore || 02/02/2021 10:28 Comments || Top||

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