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-Short Attention Span Theater-
CDC Violating Federal Law By Inflating Coronavirus Fatality Numbers
[GatewayPundit]
Posted by: Mercutio || 02/10/2021 05:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6480 views] Top|| File under:

#1 
Posted by: Gliting Snore9087 || 02/10/2021 6:08 Comments || Top||

#2 

An who in the BIDEN DOJ or CONGRESS is going to demand justice?????

We all suspected over 8 months ago the numbers were being inflated when even the CDC's own website failed to post the same Internal number vs. their Public numbers.


CDC MORTALITY WEBSITE DATA

See table #1. sort in reverse order (Old to New) note the Peak for Season #1 and Season #2 .... it is Seasonal.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 02/10/2021 6:15 Comments || Top||

#3  List them as dead due to the seasonal flu - no money
List them as dead due to covid - money

Guess which category gets checked off?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/10/2021 6:28 Comments || Top||

#4  money covid
Posted by: Frank G || 02/10/2021 7:28 Comments || Top||

#5  Wait until they find out that with a covid death, family gets $7000.

Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/10/2021 17:09 Comments || Top||


-Land of the Free
History Doesn't Repeat... But It Does Rhyme....
[And Magaizine Via Whatfinger] Tiberius Gracchus was a Roman politician and official in the Second Century BC. Gracchus was a member of the populares, a faction that sided with the plebian — the common people — against the conservative aristocratic patricians who had traditionally held power in Rome.

At the time of Gracchus the small independent farmers of the Roman Republic were increasingly feeling economic pressure from the concentration of public lands into giant estates held by aristocrats. Rome, a nation whose strength had also been built on a class of free, independent men was now increasingly owned and controlled by a strata of oligarchs.

Tiberius Gracchus proposed reforms to break up the giant estates and redistribute the land to average Romans. He was vehemently opposed to the aristocrats and made no secret of his intention to destroy their power. He was aggressive. He was loud. He threatened the entire power structure of those who believed the Republic belonged to them.

Gracchus had to be destroyed by any means necessary. On the pretext that he intended to make himself king he was attacked in a public marketplace and beaten to death by a mob led by Roman Senators and their allies.
The article doesn't continue with the aftermath; his successor (a brother) took over his mantle and pretty much destroyed the remains of the Republic leading to Caesar and Imperial Rome.
Posted by: Mercutio || 02/10/2021 06:38 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6482 views] Top|| File under:


What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
[Investment Watch Blog via the WhatFinger Dumpster] Get ready for a staggering admission.

If you add up all of the money the U.S. has ever printed... over 40% of it was printed in 2020 alone.

That is not a typo.
Posted by: Phuter Threagum3624 || 02/10/2021 06:30 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6516 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Due to the Zimbabwe effect, you are looking at the future of "money"

Posted by: Chineck Angogum1145 || 02/10/2021 8:01 Comments || Top||

#2  a bit misleading

yes, M-1 has increased ~40% in 2020, up by about $3 trillion; mostly because of the stimulus payouts

but M-1 includes not just currency but checking accounts, on demand deposits and other 'easily and quickly spendable' accounts

it is not 'printed money' in that sense

and, yes, IMO the stimulus, especially the second one, was overdone by a lot
Posted by: Lord Garth || 02/10/2021 11:50 Comments || Top||

#3  What if you held a mandatory EV (Electric Vehicle) party and nobody came?

Start with this: Moore’s Law was never a law. It wasn’t even a theory. Didn’t even make it to hypothesis grade. This is what it was: bunk.
If you’ve never heard of Moore’s Law, no worries. We’ll get back to it in a moment. For now, let’s go to the news: Last week, according to my sources, the nice people at Genesis Motors formally notified their dealers that there would be no new “ICE”—meaning internal combustion engine—Genesis vehicles in the future. Everything you see in their showroom, including the charming G90 grown-and-sexy sedan, is the last of its kind. All electric from here on out.
This notification, following nicely on the heels of Cadillac’s similar pronouncement, definitely smacks of follow-the-leader thinking. The “leaders” in this case are all the government mandarins and mountebanks who have implemented drop-deadlines to abolish the “ICE” at some point in time that is always beyond the limits of their current term.
The automakers are actually egging the feds on here; two years ago, they met with President Trump and begged him to make sure the CAFE requirements kept climbing to the point where it would eventually be impossible to make gas-powered vehicles.
There’s a reason for that, and it’s simple: Electric Vehicles (EVs) are somewhere between toys and trash, a situation that will continue for the foreseeable future. So the whole auto industry is currently engaged in a trillion-dollar Prisoner’s Dilemma that goes something like this:
0. If none of the automakers go electric, the government will presumably go nuts.
1. If all of the automakers go electric, the consumers will go nuts.
2. But if most of the automakers go electric and a few don’t, the few holdouts will likely experience tremendous market gains and profitability as a consequence, while the electric sheep get SHEARED.

Read more on link SHEARED
Posted by: Bill Splat3596 || 02/10/2021 13:39 Comments || Top||

#4  I wonder if Musk's Dogecoin game is related to a $ collapse prediction.
Posted by: 3dc || 02/10/2021 15:40 Comments || Top||

#5  Do androids dream of electric sheep? Rick D. wants to know. Or not. A whole lot could go wrong.
Posted by: Shiva Protector of the Hohlraums || 02/10/2021 16:42 Comments || Top||

#6  I bought everyone in the family their very own 1 million Zbuck note for Christmas once, as a memento, warning and joke. No one got it, then. NOW they do.
Posted by: Shiva Protector of the Hohlraums || 02/10/2021 16:50 Comments || Top||

#7  Do androids dream of electric sheep?

depends... are they Islamic?
Posted by: CrazyFool || 02/10/2021 18:06 Comments || Top||


Tom Brady is the left's worst nightmare
[American Thinker] Soon after Super Bowl LV, I texted a good friend of mine that Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady is every leftist's worst nightmare: he is successful, a winner, and a Trump-supporter, and worst of all, he is a white man. For a little context, I pretty much boycotted the NFL this year because of politics, do not watch corporate media, and had not read any websites or blogs after the game, but one thing I do know is how the left thinks.

Let me go on the record by saying that until about four years ago, I couldn't stand Tom Brady. I used to root for every one of Patriot's opponents. My reasons for not liking him: He was successful, a winner, and a good-looking guy with a supermodel wife. I suppose, like most guys who wanted Brady to lose, I was jealous.

Yeah, it really just came down to stupid petty jealousy, and it's pretty embarrassing to admit.

So what changed?

Two things changed my mind about Tom Brady. First, he and Coach Bill Belichick were vocal in their support of then-candidate Donald Trump in 2015, and second, I realized that it was pretty stupid to loathe someone because he wins. After all, isn't it great to win and to constantly seek that goal?

I then came to the realization that anyone who works hard and succeeds in any endeavor should be emulated, not ridiculed. We used to love winners in America, but I guess these days, winners have to be a member of a minority group for it to count and not a white man who keeps his political opinions mostly to himself.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/10/2021 02:45 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6527 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Now, if we could just get politics out of Medicine

Posted by: Angerens Crotle8508 || 02/10/2021 4:34 Comments || Top||

#2  Anyone who is popular is bound to be disliked.

- Yogi Berra
Posted by: M. Murcek || 02/10/2021 6:46 Comments || Top||

#3  Also, if you come to a fork in the road, take it.
Posted by: irish rage boy || 02/10/2021 8:34 Comments || Top||

#4  Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 02/10/2021 10:17 Comments || Top||

#5  Some of us are just happy whenever an old guy named Tom succeeds!
Posted by: Tom || 02/10/2021 11:31 Comments || Top||

#6  I realized that it was pretty stupid to loathe someone because he wins.

Which is basically why the Left loathes America and the white population thereof.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/10/2021 14:47 Comments || Top||

#7  I then came to the realization that anyone who works hard and succeeds in any endeavor should be emulated, not ridiculed.

Any degree of success I've had in life can be boiled down to a similar realization I had at age thirteen. My three older brothers and my sister were constantly in trouble with the law, stealing everything not nailed down, fighting half the town, cutting school, etc. and I was as well to some degree at the time. I vowed to study exactly what they did, then do the opposite. It's served me well.
Posted by: Raj || 02/10/2021 15:28 Comments || Top||

#8  Meritocracy: succeeding because of a lifetime's hard work -- BadThink
Posted by: magpie || 02/10/2021 19:46 Comments || Top||


China-Japan-Koreas
A coming water empire?
Posted by: 3dc || 02/10/2021 01:44 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6741 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1 
Posted by: Lemuel Whereting9158 || 02/10/2021 2:33 Comments || Top||

#2  I've been reading about these future water wars for decades. Always 20 years away, just like a number of other crisis.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 02/10/2021 11:02 Comments || Top||


3dc: Light thoughts on Japan and Russia.
A crazy little strategic idea I am playing with. Perhaps some political novelist will run with it.
If Musk's Boring Company was to quietly offer Russia and Japan to do short car tunnels between Sakhalin Island and Hokkaido Island and at the same time between Sakhalin and Siberia at the nearest point near the Amur River, both countries could experience a low impact land contact without any sovereignty questions as the third party is doing it for money. The Boring Company's tunnels are too narrow for anything bigger then one Tesla car going one way. They are not a major danger.
Distances are 5 miles to Siberia and 20 to Hokkaido. The Boring Company link shows Tesla going 127 MPH under Las Vegas in their tunnels.
It might be enough of a confidence builder for the two nations to then consider building industrial-sized train, truck and pipeline tunnels afterwards. This would be in the American strategic interest, in Russia's interest and in Japan's.

Think about it being a minor stake in the heart of the ongoing Chinese absorption of Eastern Siberia, giving Japan options of alternative sources of resources that don't transit the South China Sea and new markets for both countries to operate in. They might even help Russia develop Siberia.

Siberia is currently well on its way to being a near-future Chinese colony. This might not stop that, but would begin to open up options for Russia and Japan.

It's much, much cheaper and shorter to build than the expensive idea in the video below that Japan keeps dredging up, and has a lot fewer shortcomings:

Posted by: 3dc || 02/10/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6538 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Turn Keystone around and use the northwest passage to send oil to JPN
Posted by: Tiny Gloter3718 || 02/10/2021 0:42 Comments || Top||

#2  Posit : Just a small problem with fault lines

Posted by: Jiggs Snereper5969 || 02/10/2021 0:52 Comments || Top||

#3  Tunnels in Earthquake prone areas: (PDF) Seismic behaviour of tunnels: From experiments to ...

Posted by: Gliting Snore9087 || 02/10/2021 5:45 Comments || Top||

#4  There is still The Kuril Islands/Northern Territories dispute.
Posted by: magpie || 02/10/2021 12:18 Comments || Top||

#5  This IS a Pipe dream....

Posted by: Albert McGurque4243 || 02/10/2021 13:12 Comments || Top||

#6  Japan’s real tunnels have been going right through the faults already. All their big islands are currently connected. That said the Russian occupied island is a political football hurting both countries in a win for China. If Russia doesn’t want to loose it’s Far East it needs to deal with Japan. Both have too much Face involved so a 3rd party like Musk would be a low face way around it. It doesn’t matter if a quake later takes out Musk’s tunnels.
Japan needs a back door option to the South China Sea and Russia needs help in Siberia. Otherwise, the game ends with a rump Russian client state of China.

A rump Russian client state not in US or Japanese interests.
Posted by: 3dc || 02/10/2021 15:29 Comments || Top||

#7  Fault lines are a problem for the construction of tunnels due to the cost of support in the fault zones. Shifting is another matter, but San Francisco's BART has crossing fairly active (I think) fault lines.

Engineering challenges!
Posted by: Bobby || 02/10/2021 18:31 Comments || Top||


Europe
A Murder in Poland
[TabletMag] I was digging in a field in Poland hoping to solve a 75-year-old murder mystery. It had rained the day before our arrival, so the mud was thick, wet, heavy; the temperature hovered over freezing. Two archaeologists surveyed the land with a magnetometer and found two areas with suspicious anomalies. A third marked the areas with wooden pegs and string.

In the 1970s, someone found the remains, stuck his pinkie through the skull’s bullet hole, and reburied the bones. I was optimistic they were still here. The field was huge, stretching in a green expanse for about half a kilometer. But the witness testimony had been specific. This should have been the place. I dug faster.

The mystery of who murdered Josef Kopf, my husband’s cousin, piqued my interest after a trip to the Kopfs’ ancestral town of Turobin in eastern Poland, three and a half years ago. We were welcomed like long lost relatives by various descendants of Antoni Tetlak, the Polish man who risked his life to save Josef’s younger sister, Genia, during the Shoah. She was 15 when she entombed herself in a hiding place in his barn, not high enough for her to sit up, just to lie down, legs folded. A year and nine months later when she emerged, her first steps were like a toddler’s and it took her time to adjust to the light.

Her brother, Josef Kopf, escaped from a death camp in a daring feat depicted in the 1987 British film Escape from Sobibor. Josef’s breakout anticipated by more than two months the great Sobibor revolt, the largest escape from a German concentration camp. Most of the nearly 300 prisoners who escaped were killed by landmines, gunfire or during the ensuing manhunt. Only 58 survived.

After his escape, Josef spent a year hiding in the judenrein countryside, until the Russian army liberated eastern Poland in July 1944. He surfaced in Lublin and tracked down Toivy Blatt, a Sobibor escapee working in a bike shop.

“One day Josef showed up,” Blatt recalled, speaking from his home in California. Blatt, who wrote two books about Sobibor, remembered Josef as a tall man who wore tall boots. “He asked to borrow one of the bicycles. He wanted to ride out to his hometown to pick up something he had hidden before being taken to Sobibor. He put air in the tires, left, and never returned.”

Once home, Josef’s luck ran out. He was shot in the back of his head in broad daylight. No one was charged. His place of burial was unknown. One online historical archive notes that Josef Kopf was murdered in August 1944 by Polish anti-Semites, with no further information.

More at the link
Posted by: badanov || 02/10/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6489 views] Top|| File under:


The Grand Turk
Turkey and Israel make a deal?
[YouTube] Caspian Fusion lays out a Turkish proposal.
Posted by: 3dc || 02/10/2021 03:06 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6543 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  The Israelis will hunt out the best deal, Turkey will be cooked, no doubt.

Posted by: Gliting Snore9087 || 02/10/2021 6:17 Comments || Top||

#2  If you shake on this deal, Benji, count your fingers afterwards.
Posted by: Mercutio || 02/10/2021 6:51 Comments || Top||

#3  Israel is already working with Cyprus and Greece on a pipeline — they signed the deal a year ago. See here.

While Israel is, indeed, cautiously working on easing the situation with Turkey, and while at one point some years ago there were preliminary discussions about building a pipeline between the two countries, President Erdogan has repeatedly proved himself nefarious rather than trustworthy. I suspect this is Caspian Fusion’s pipe dream, not even Turkey’s.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/10/2021 19:02 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
The Coming Military Purge
[American Greatness] One of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s first actions after confirmation has been to order a "60 day stand down" to combat extremism. This follows the widespread and mostly baseless establishment fantasy that "right-wing extremists" and "white supremacists" are running rampant and pose some immediate threat to the country.

The details and definitions will ultimately determine whether this campaign is a sensible one that is in keeping with the Constitution or ends up being a purge of the overwhelmingly conservative ranks of the military. No reasonable person would object to removing dangerous and disloyal people from the service, but such a limited goal is distinct from punishing those with merely dissenting and idiosyncratic views. For example, a recent briefing among the Army’s Special Forces singled out Pepe the Frog and the Gadsden Flag as signs of extremism. These popular symbols—one an historical American flag—are widely embraced among the mainstream Right.

Austin’s other priorities do not signal moderation or common sense. He has ordered the services to allow transgender members to serve and enlist, including the right to "medically-necessary transition-related care." He has also purged defense advisory boards of hundreds of Trump appointees without regard to their qualifications.

In the years ahead, we cannot rely on the uniformed military to resist Biden’s and Austin’s efforts. During the Trump years, many of the high-level military and civilian leadership actively or passively joined #TheResistance. But then, as now, they were merely following the political winds. Left-wing ideology is now becoming mandatory for the military and everyone else working for the government.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/10/2021 13:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6510 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Four Scary Facts – Where We Are

The US Constitution protects Americans against government suppression of free speech, especially “matters of public concern.” In a self-governing republic, election integrity, processes, outcomes, and public corruption must be discussed – trust depends on it. Four scary facts define where America is right now. Here they are. --- From AMAC
Posted by: Whomotle Tojo5286 || 02/10/2021 13:48 Comments || Top||

#2  Don't we already have Zampolits, err, Affirmative Action Officers?
Posted by: magpie || 02/10/2021 19:56 Comments || Top||

#3  So glad I’m retired. I suffered through 8 years of Slick Willy, and retired 6 years into the Obummer regime. I saw as a senior officer the thumbprint of Obummerism on flag selections at the end of my career.

This is Stalinesque, or something that occurs in the PRC.

This corruption will stain the military for a generation. And, that’s if we’re lucky.
Posted by: anymouse || 02/10/2021 20:54 Comments || Top||

#4  /\ I for one am NOT glad you are retired, but I concede there are many who feel as you do....including me.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/10/2021 21:12 Comments || Top||


-PC Follies
Update on David Hogg's Pillow Company
[PJ Media] Last week I told you about former teen and current gun-grabber David Hogg starting his own pillow company to take down My Pillow founder Mike Lindell. You can almost see the cartoon thought-balloon over Hogg’s adorable little head: "Hey, if a crazy crackhead can become a multimillionaire by making pillows, how tough can it be?" Unfortunately, young Mr. Hogg is quickly discovering exactly how tough it can be. And thanks to the modern miracle of Twitter, we can watch him sink into a pit of disillusioned despair in real-time.

This is fantastic: The paper of Woodward & Bernstein is running a feature story on a company that doesn’t exist, concocted by a college kid who has never run so much as a lemonade stand, because those professional journalists agree with his political opinions.

It’s good to be a Democrat!

I sincerely hope that Hogg succeeds despite himself, and one day he can rub such mockery in the faces of his detractors. But in the more likely circumstance that he doesn’t succeed, I know he’ll find somebody to blame. That’s his business model.
Posted by: Bobby || 02/10/2021 08:01 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6502 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Thats HIS pillow

Posted by: Ulirong Prince of the Hemps5930 || 02/10/2021 8:24 Comments || Top||

#2  Like buying distressed jeans, there will already be bite marks.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/10/2021 10:52 Comments || Top||

#3  This story is the best laugh of the morning.

Hello, production, marketing, finance, all the things you need to run a business--not to mention, David, the monstrous labyrinth of federal, state, and local regulations you will have to negotiate.
Posted by: Tom || 02/10/2021 11:30 Comments || Top||

#4  Hogg gonna set up his own factory or will his pillows be Made in China?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 02/10/2021 11:55 Comments || Top||

#5  they actually have over 100k pre orders from their community per one of the partners (LeGate)

all they have to do is buy pillows (maybe from My Pillow), put their logo on it and ship
Posted by: Lord Garth || 02/10/2021 11:59 Comments || Top||

#6  I thought he gone to Harvard?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/10/2021 12:05 Comments || Top||

#7  Logo looks like it was done on MS Word 95.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/10/2021 12:05 Comments || Top||

#8  Good to see he's still sucking fame out of his dead classmates...
Posted by: CrazyFool || 02/10/2021 12:38 Comments || Top||

#9  Hogg assumed if the MyPillow guy could do it setting up a pillow company must be easy.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 02/10/2021 12:49 Comments || Top||

#10  His pillows are just rebranded Japanese love pillows.
Posted by: DarthVader || 02/10/2021 12:54 Comments || Top||

#11  "You dig a hole, you put a seed in, you cover it with dirt..."
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/10/2021 12:57 Comments || Top||

#12  "... a beret, and a big cigarillo!
The smoke -- and red banners -- will billow
About my headquarters,
While billionaires' daughters...
Er... where was I? Oh, yeah... Not My Pillow!"
Posted by: Bertie Bluetooth5899 || 02/10/2021 16:51 Comments || Top||



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