Dear KAG: 20200318 Open Thread

Well, withe things the way they are…may as well go with the big guns for a theme song.

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MT 1:16, 18-21, 24A

Jacob was the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary.
Of her was born Jesus who is called the Christ.

Now this is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about.
When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph,
but before they lived together,
she was found with child through the Holy Spirit.
Joseph her husband, since he was a righteous man,
yet unwilling to expose her to shame,
decided to divorce her quietly.
Such was his intention when, behold,
the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said,
“Joseph, son of David,
do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home.
For it is through the Holy Spirit
that this child has been conceived in her.
She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus,
because he will save his people from their sins.”
When Joseph awoke,
he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him
and took his wife into his home.

As always, prayers for the fight against that which seeks to enslave us are welcome.

We ready for more “As the Swamp Turns”?

730 thoughts on “Dear KAG: 20200318 Open Thread

  1. unseen1@unseen1_unseen
    ·
    3h

    Anyone else catching how Trump has to cut so many regulations to get things done? It’s almost as if the regulations were put in place to stop us as a country from being able to do anything at all and our economy from functioning at top performance.

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              1. Yes, BUT when InBev bought them out, damn AAB III to a very hot place, they layed off a whole lot of brew maestros without making them sign non-competes, so a lot of them started their own microbrews. Unless you’re going on a float trip, or to a parade, A-B products are not all the rage in my circles. Plus, A-B’s transportation contracts are with a specific distributor. No state laws needed.

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              2. Yeah, well I just had to tweak you a bit since you mentioned Coors.

                STL apparently likes to complain about Chicago sending sewage downstream to them; Chicago’s response is that STL bottles it up and sends it to Chicago.

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              3. Downstream? The Illinois River isn’t that big. Besides, they drink Old Style up there.

                You gotta understand, the STL-CHI-TOWN rivalry is pretty intense on all fronts. It’s ridiculous, too, but that’s beside the point.

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          1. Right, we used to have a number of those here in Carolina, called ‘blue’ laws… until about a decade ago you couldn’t buy beer or wine in the grocery store, as well as a number of other items… you can guess the source of that law, on the books for eons. Most of those ‘blue’ laws are now gone.

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    1. The local news occasionally runs sob stories about women and immigrants having a hard time opening businesses because of regulations, but never reaches the conclusion that the same Democrats the local news always props up are the same ones writing the regulations.

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  2. C3@C_3C_3
    ·
    3h
    Any multinational company run by Globalists begging for taxpayer bail outs better bring their entire production operation back to America, hire Americans and totally reimburse America.

    America First.

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    1. Josh Hawley@HawleyMO

      · 7h

      To any multinational corporations that come to Congress asking for taxpayer $$$, you better come prepared to explain how you will move supply chains and jobs back to America if you want my vote

      Liked by 12 people

  3. unseen1@unseen1_unseen

    Are you happy with President Trump’s handling of this crisis so far

    Extremely happy 90-100%
    70.7%
    Mostly happy 60-89 %
    20.7%
    It could be better 40-59%
    4.2%
    Terrible 0-39%
    4.4%

    3,459 votes · Final results
    9:36 AM · Mar 17, 2020·Twitter for Android

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  4. The Library

    Good. Shut it down. As long as fear porn & efforts to deliberately cause instability in the Markets exist, leave it closed.

    Too many Americans are being hurt by a deliberate attempt to use fear & propaganda to destroy the markets.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/Breaking911/status/1240386311212748803
    Twitter

    Breaking911
    BREAKING: NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE CLOSES TRADING FLOOR – https://t.co/woznh8W1gD

    76views
    Harold Finch
    ,
    17:39

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  5. You know what else you can’t buy right now from floor stock??? A freezer. Ours just went out today, and no available freezers in town. Big run on them, and new shipments are already spoken for.

    So, a very helpful gal at Lowe’s told me she bought a frig. (from offer up) and set the settings to coldest, which is freezer temp, and is using it as a freezer. It’s been working fine for her as a freezer.

    We bought a low cost frig. to try and save our meat.

    I’ll let you know how this works out.

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      1. ^^^ YES! I have learned the hard way. I keep a thermometer in each freezer…eye level every time the freezer door is open.

        Learned the hard way to take NO comfort in indicators on freezer / fridge doors.

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      1. My parents bought a used, re-furbed fridge early in their marriage, almost 60 years ago, & it’s still going strong. It has a tiny freezer compartment in the top inside of the fridge & may have the motor on top as well.

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    1. Lady P.
      Cook as much of the meat as you can and then freeze it in your kitchen frig’s Freezer piping hot. This will kill most microbes and make the meat last longer even in a regular frig.

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    2. Please do.

      Have a wary eye on my freezer and fridges. Good to know freezers are back ordered. Good to know you have an apparent work around.

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  6. Brian Cates //Flynn & Breitbart’s Army!@drawandstrike

    It’s time to take a REAL SERIOUS LOOK at making some of these American/Western media outlets that have been taking Chinese $$$ for years to publish their propaganda file as FOREIGN AGENTS & lobbyists under the FARA Act.

    You Can’t Put America First Until Washington’s Foreign Bribery Industry Has Been Shut Down
    Commentary Many people are wondering where things go from here, now that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation has …

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/you-cant-put-america-first-until-washingtons-foreign-bribery-industry-has-been-shut-down_2866597.html

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        1. I read a book on mt Everest. That is one malevolent mountain. Still approx 1/4 die there. And they are some of the worlds great athletes!. It’s so high it pierces the stratosphere.
          It was a murder mystery called death on Everest and I now know more than I’m comfy with about all sorts of altitude sicknesses.
          F that. I’ll look at pictures

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            1. Shit no. A couple of flights of stairs and I’m over climbing.
              Whilst occasionally entertaining I also,sadly, have the ability to mortally offend with an off the cuff remark

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  7. Ground report.
    Husband went to little grocery store, not the bigger WalMart.
    Chicken, steak, shrimp all available.
    Toilet paper in big display.
    No issues.

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      1. I have not turned in my man card so I was not but I understand where you are coming from. I did manage to do this on every trip to the bathroom during my travels yesterday.

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              1. Actually…not to be argumentative, but…

                Quote:

                “ADHD is the official, medical term for the condition — regardless of whether a patient demonstrates symptoms of hyperactivity. ADD is a now-outdated term that is typically used to describe inattentive-type ADHD, which has symptoms including disorganization, lack of focus, and forgetfulness.”

                https://www.additudemag.com/slideshows/add-vs-adhd/

                It’s still BS. But that is for another time and discussion. If the drugs help them cope, ok.

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            1. Just sayin’ attention direction disorder might be closer to the truth. Tons of attention, just not attention of the things that make life easier… like getting off of the elevator at the correct floor.

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            1. Interesting article (thanks for sharing it!), but certainly not the be all end all discussion-ending perspective on this topic. Having numerous family members on the ADHD spectrum & one on the autism spectrum (which may be on a “continuum” w/ ADHD) I have 2 1/2 decades of real world experience with these conditions…It’s not imaginary, is certainly over-diagnosed, & very much over-prescribed for the management of it. At a minimum ADHD is a “label” that helps people discuss a constellation of challenges that impact the carrier’s existence at home, at school, & at work & that often impact communication & interpersonal relationships in some interesting & complicated ways…Best regards!

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  8. Kurt Schlichter@KurtSchlichter

    When you think that the media is garbage, pat yourself on the back for accurately assessing exactly what the media is
    Quote Tweet

    Benny
    @bennyjohnson
    · 10m
    Q: “The president continues to call this the ‘Chinese virus.'”

    @LindseyGrahamSC: “It is, it came from China.”

    Q: “You think it’s ok for him to say that?”

    Sen. Graham: “Yeah, I do.”

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    1. And now Lindsey “Antoinette” Graham says let them eat cake.

      “I’m not looking to send people a government check. I’m looking to keep their paychecks coming. And if we don’t do that, we’re making a huge mistake,” Graham told reporters Wednesday, adding that $1,000 checks wouldn’t really get “you anywhere, because there’s no place to spend a thousand dollars.”

      Pretty sure everyone NOT working at the Mall, hotels, etc. right now could list at least 7 things like, RENT, electric, water, phone, food, diapers, and gas. SMDH.

      https://news.yahoo.com/americans-two-checks-under-treasury-163300800.html

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      1. He’s my Senator and I have to apologize for him all the time… but I think he’s right in this instance… POTUS is doing everything possible to see that people who need will get what they need… $1000 ck is mittens’ terrible idea

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  9. Meanwhile, the mentally ill are REALLY REALLY on top of Coronavirus precautions.

    When the hell, in the “public safety” aspect of ALL THIS SHUTDOWN is the govt going to round up all these people off the street?

    Melugin (@BillFOXLA) Tweeted:
    The mental health crisis on LA’s streets continues to spiral out of control. Disturbing video below of a naked woman jogging through traffic in downtown LA with a dead rat in her mouth. At this point, nothing shocks me here anymore. We have big problems to address after the virus https://t.co/QMaK34oQQg https://twitter.com/BillFOXLA/status/1240358706300071936?s=20

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    1. In a shorter time than we think, they’ll probably have rats big enough to jog through traffic in downtown L.A. with a dead woman in their mouths.

      Liked by 6 people

  10. Well its a great way for not having accountability when theres no method to evaluate.

    Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order to Suspend Standardized Testing for Students in Response to COVID-19 Outbreak

    Published: Mar 18, 2020

    SACRAMENTO – To reduce the strain on students, families and educators during the COVID-19 outbreak, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order today to waive, pending federal approval, this year’s statewide testing for California’s more than 6 million students in K-12 schools.

    “This time is stressful enough for students, families and educators without the additional burden of annual testing,” said Governor Newsom. “This is an unprecedented time, and our main focus is on supporting the mental and socioemotional health of students, while continuing to provide educational opportunities such as distance learning.”

    https://www.gov.ca.gov/2020/03/18/governor-newsom-issues-executive-order-to-suspend-standardized-testing-for-students-in-response-to-covid-19-outbreak/

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    1. While they’re home, with schools closed, they could STUDY…

      Why are CA students any different than those in the rest of the country?

      CA Dims are destroying CA…

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      1. Kiddo being home schooled this week fills a lot of the day. Start at 830, done about 230. Thats including lunch and recess. He powers through it. The public school kids that live nearby have done nothing but play all day every day this week.

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    2. Pardon my being blunt. Not personal with you.

      CA gov is a basket case. Beyond redemption. Same can be said for Frisco, LA, Oakland…

      Can’t imagine CA getting fixed until folks revolt.

      Granted I took the “easy Way out”. Figured I could NOT fix CA… One may ask, what’s wrong with CA

      – Fed up with paying $10K property taxes (Contra Costa County), obscene sales tax ~9%, obscene state income tax, high prices for everything, world class ignorant “living wage tax” on restaurants, crowds, sanctuary city, sanctuary county, sanctuary state, hostile to gun owners…obscene crowding, dysfunctional highways…gangs…

      Moved. NEVER looked back. Not one second, have I regretted fleeing oppressive CA.

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        1. Common. Understandable.

          TMI.,. While I had a home in Contra Costa County, I worked and lived Ridgecrest (Mojave Desert), CA for my last five years in CA. Sold both homes just before retirement.
          The day I retired, we left CA.

          It’ll be a liberating, refreshing day Kiddo, Mr Gil and yourself drive out of CA. 🙂

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    1. Q said we have the gold in a Q&A a while back…do we really? Did all the American gold that was all over the world and under the guardianship of Leo Wanta per a Manhattan court REALLY come home? If so, yes, we can afford this.

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  11. #PeoplevsPelosi is trending on Twitter.

    tl;dr: Trump Administration wants to send out checks to all Americans, but Pelosi wants means-testing and tax cuts. The Communists are in complete meltdown mode that big bad Orange Man Bad is further Left on this than the Democrats.

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    1. ….and it’s already gone from the trending list despite being #2 when I last looked a few minutes ago, LOL. It must have hit a nerve with the Twitter censors.

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  12. So my travel experience yesterday from Omaha to Denver via MSP (Minneapolis St Paul) via Delta. Very empty airports or course. Airlines are still fully staffed so I got checked in by five people. Some peeps walking around with masks. First flight about 20 peeps on a 60 seat plane. Second about 30 peeps on a 160 plus seat flight. MSP was like a ghost town. The plus was I got upgraded to first class for both. One or two peeps in the restaurants, bars so really dead.

    My wife and son work for Southwest. They are flying lots of cargo, including test kits so that is helping with their costs but again, passenger numbers way down. But plenty of opportunities for social distancing on the planes.

    I fly again Sunday to Utah on SW so should have plenty of room. I don’t think they will shutdown air travel but I expect the airlines to back off on the number of flights. Their only fortune right now is the drop in jet fuel prices.

    I inspect boilers and other equipment so we are telling our customers that it is not a good idea to defer safety inspections at this time. Last thing we need is a boiler explosion to take out a facility with a large body count. For reference these are very rare now. At the turn of the 1900’s we were averaging about 6,000 deaths annually from boilers blowing up.

    And for you history buffs the paddle steamer Sultana was transporting Union troops from the South at the end of the Civil War. On April 27, 1865 had a boiler explode resulting in the destruction and sinking of the ship. The death toll was 1,259 with 969 survivors mostly wounded. The reason this got buried in history was that it occurred just two weeks after the Lincoln assassination.

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        1. It’s bad. Really, really bad. There ARE going to be furloughs. TriStates Airlines is folding at the end of this month instead of the end of this year as planned. Can only hope this ends as quickly as it escalated. Even then, “currency” (ie. recency of experience) is an issue. You can ground all the planes almost immediately, but you can’t ramp it all back up just like that. (snap)

          Airline employees are going to be some of the hardest hit in this shit. Flight attendants get paid shit, and so do regional pilots (who fly 50% of mainline annual loads).

          Fucking Chicom/Deep State bastards.

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    1. This is his periscope on the immune system. VERY VERY GOOD! It agrees very well with all the reading of scientific papers I have done recently.

      (52 minutes – click on the triangle)

      https://www.pscp.tv/w/1djGXQwYkoyJZ

      I seriously encourage people to watch it. He is a very goos speaker and teacher. Very easy to follow.

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      1. Uh, my mother is a bookworm who has worn out two Nooks and a Kindle before the current set. I mean, she read EVERYTHING James Michener ever wrote. It’s not that she’s bored, it’s that unless something holds her attention, she loses interest. Same with my nephew. He’s one SMART little guy. Academically, he’s WAAAYYYY ahead. It’s socially that he isn’t.

        It has nothing to do with intelligence. If it did, no one in my family would have it.

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    1. “23andMe”…?

      I have been suspicious for some time, about the big push to get people to take DNA tests.

      Some companies are even giving them away for free now!
      😕

      Why would TPTB/Cabal want our DNA?
      Are they mapping it?

      And now…this link to an engineered virus.
      😳

      These people are evil, so I wouldn’t be surprised if they are using DNA to better target people with bioweapons.

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  13. phoenixrising37 put the tom hanks tweet up. Strange that, but dig a bit further.

    Totally bazaar. Ellen DeGeneres. Watch vid read comments.

    Then get down to this tweet. Tweet says image is at 45 secs. but actually just a little past that. Also another very strange vid.

    The video is above the tweet pic. Watch it.

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  14. I saw this earlier…creepy. I did not see the thing in the window, just knew when she started flipping that 3rd card that it was gonna match the first 2 and then it didn’t. 🤷But just now when I pulled it up, guess how many replies there were? 😳

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  15. New Presidential order signed. Shits getting real

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