Dear KAG: 20200401 Open Thread

Yes, it’s April Fool’s Day. Given the current situation…the jokes write themselves, so….we won’t start any rumors, not even about the camels who are NOT practicing social distancing.

Time for something for the stir crazy. Let’s see…something to look forward to when this is all over.

And now for the obligatory message from our sponsors:

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Fellow tree dweller Wheatie gave us some good reminders on the basics of civility in political discourse:

  1. No food fights.
  2. No running with scissors.
  3. If you bring snacks, bring enough for everyone.

In addition, it is requested that there be no swinging from the chandeliers, celebratory gunfire, messing around with the nuclear weapons, and, please, everyone wash your hands.

And, please, what ever you do, do not walk barefoot across San Francisco.

Those who have things to say that do not fit the generally accepted limits of “civil” discussion, Wolf has provided a venue known as the UTree. Please, venture over there for any such thoughts and comments. This sort of thing is always a possibility on that site:

A few other vital notes:

Please, review these rules that our host Wolfm00n outlined toward the beginning of the growth of the tree itself. it won’t take long.

Ridiculing the other side, on the other hand…well….


DN 3:14-20, 91-92, 95

King Nebuchadnezzar said:
“Is it true, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego,
that you will not serve my god,
or worship the golden statue that I set up?
Be ready now to fall down and worship the statue I had made,
whenever you hear the sound of the trumpet,
flute, lyre, harp, psaltery, bagpipe,
and all the other musical instruments;
otherwise, you shall be instantly cast into the white-hot furnace;
and who is the God who can deliver you out of my hands?”
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered King Nebuchadnezzar,
“There is no need for us to defend ourselves before you
in this matter.
If our God, whom we serve,
can save us from the white-hot furnace
and from your hands, O king, may he save us!
But even if he will not, know, O king,
that we will not serve your god
or worship the golden statue that you set up.”

King Nebuchadnezzar’s face became livid with utter rage
against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.
He ordered the furnace to be heated seven times more than usual
and had some of the strongest men in his army
bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego
and cast them into the white-hot furnace.

Nebuchadnezzar rose in haste and asked his nobles,
“Did we not cast three men bound into the fire?”
“Assuredly, O king,” they answered.
“But,” he replied, “I see four men unfettered and unhurt,
walking in the fire, and the fourth looks like a son of God.”
Nebuchadnezzar exclaimed,
“Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego,
who sent his angel to deliver the servants who trusted in him;
they disobeyed the royal command and yielded their bodies
rather than serve or worship any god
except their own God.”

As always, prayers for the fight against that which seeks to enslave us are welcome. And this week, lots of prayers for those who have the virus, and those who have died due to it are part of daily prayer. Get well soon, Sylvia.

We ready for more “As the Swamp Turns”?

347 thoughts on “Dear KAG: 20200401 Open Thread

  1. Brian Cates //Flynn & Breitbart’s Army! Retweeted

    Dershowitz: I Have Proof Obama Ordered FBI Investigation At Request Of George Soros

    Harvard Law School professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz revealed in an interview on Sunday that he has proof that former Democrat President Barack Obama ordered the FBI to investigate someone after…

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      1. They just stuck their foot in the trap:

        Poll: Only 8 Percent of Americans Say Abortion Should Be Legal Until Third Trimester

        Harvard Center for American Political Studies (CAPS)/Harris Poll

        41 percent — allowed only in cases of rape or incest.
        29 percent — allowed only in first trimester
        17 percent — allowed only in first and second trimester
        8 percent — allowed in third trimester of pregnancy.

        Via WIKI:
        Religion in the United States (2016)[1]

        Protestantism (48.9%)
        Catholicism (23.0%)
        No religion (18.2%)
        No response given/Unknown (2.7%)
        Other[a] (2.5%)
        Judaism (2.1%)
        Mormonism (1.8%)
        Islam (0.8%)

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  3. I am in NE Ohio. My brother visited a local Urgent Care today. They have cut their hours due to lack of business.

    Local grocery stores are fairly well stocked. No paper products, peanut butter, jams, but plenty of bread, meats, dairy & produce. Grocery employees said business has really slowed. Not many people in store at any given time.

    Several restaurants that were offering carry-out are now closing. We had a very mild Winter and Spring is normal – daytime temps 45-50. Quite a few people out walking, but observing distancing. Lots of people wearing masks.

    We are on Day 9 of shut down. 2,199 confirmed cases, 585 hospitalizations, 55 deaths.

    It feels eerie to me. Like before a bad storm.

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      1. Hello both, likewise Ohio…Amish country. My greatest concern is economy and making sure President Trump is re-elected. Am in small town, this has torpedoed our nice walk around microcity, many friends in restaurant jobs out of work. Depressing.

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        1. Hi, to you too yama…I visit Amish country pretty often. I go to shop all the independent businesses there.

          I agree about economy. My area was just starting to pick up. I have a close friend who just sank everything into a restaurant and is hanging by a thread. We are living in some very strange times, but believe we will come out better for it. I’m hopeful that people here learn to shop local and demand American made goods.

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      2. I’m not far from PA border. I just took a short ride around town. Needed to get out of house for a bit and soak up some sunshine. Very little going on. Almost no cars on the road. The pbj thing took me by surprise too. Probably people with kids at home stocking up.

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    1. Older but relevant.
      Jan Jekielek@JanJekielek

      “The youngest child we’ve rescued…was 2 years old. 34 men raped that 2-year-old over a 36-day period…. “When it comes to sex trafficking, you’ve got backroom deals, you’ve got plea deals, you’ve got misdemeanors.”

      Jaco Booyens says sex #rafficking laws are not being enforced in the US

      Jaco Booyen breaks down the alarming realities of child sex trafficking in America on American Thought Leaders

      Jaco Booyen from S.Africa on Child Sex Trafficking in the USA.

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    1. Can I add that when I saw President Trump yesterday, I wanted to cry. He knows how bad the next few weeks will be. And I’m not thinking virus.

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      1. It CAN NOT be the virus because he KNOWS Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine have been found to be effective against SARS-CoV-2.

        NOTE THE DATE!

        Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
        Got to do something about these missing chidlren grabbed by the perverts. Too many incidents–fast trial, death penalty.
        6:13 AM – 8 Oct 2012

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  6. Karli Q Medium starMedium starMedium star – Text TRUMP to 88022@KarluskaP

    Now you know why Comey tweeted himself hanging off a cliff! #TheMoreYouKnow

    followed by video clip: President: FISA FAILS DISCREDIT ATTEMPTED IMPEACHMENT

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  7. I don’t know about this, but worth checking if you don’t file a return

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      1. DPat, if this applies to you and you need help figuring it out, I can try to help you. I speak “IRSese”, and we can do it via email (although let me know in a comment cuz I never check the email I use on social media sites).

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  8. So, Qanons got it wrong… “C before D”

    Is this why POTUS would not give Cuomo the thousands of ventilators he was requesting, but told him the ventilators would be distributed ‘as needed’ ??


    Replying to@Western2A

    Not Coates before Declassify…Children First..

    Wyatt, Austere Deplorable
    Children before Declas.

    12:48 PM – Apr 1, 2020

    Wyatt, Austere Deplorable
    · 49m
    Children before Declas.

    Hospitals are opening up for the children? Ventilators being made to aid in their breathing of natural air? Mercy and Comfort have been converted to prison barges to take [THEM] to gitmo? Or the other way around possibly? Declas is inevitable. The only way to sheer the sheep.

    12:59 PM – Apr 1, 2020

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    1. I posted this on the Corona Virus thread. OVERWHELMING medical claims that the IV is a lipid pack that is NOT in the COVID-19 treatment protocol. If the pic is real, this fiasco we’re going through is a cover for pulling the kids out of the tunnels.

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      1. The ships are supposedly there to treat NON COVID people anyway They’re taking on those patients to make room in the (rooted in the ground) hospitals for the COVIDs.

        Therefore there should be no surprise seeing non-COVID stuff happening on them.

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          1. I was responding more to this “This isn’t COVID” part than the speculation as to what might be going on with (I dunno, I don’t follow the issue much) human trafficking in big underground complexes.

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    1. Couldn’t load the tweet, but if he’s talking about the hospital ship, it was NEVER stated that it was to treat CCV; it’s supposed to treat everything else so the land-based hospitals can concentrate on CCV. (If that’s not what he’s talking about–ignore this.)

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      1. Samaritan’s Purse is about ministry.

        Q has always said this is about the children. Be prepared on what will be revealed. #DarkToLight

        Cherry blossomBow and arrowCastterry Warrior Medium starMedium starMedium star
        Samaritan’s Purse crew and medical personnel work on preparing to open a 68 bed emergency field hospital specially equipped with a respiratory unit in New York’s Central Park on March 31 in New York. #SamaritansPurse #FranklinGraham #GodBlessAmerica #PrayForAmerica

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        1. Central Park…OK that makes sense.

          New York must be interesting these days.

          I’ll stick to my ultra-low density lifestyle where the nearest person is 1/4 mile away. (Unless someone is trespassing).

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            1. It’s not that I don’t sympathize with them…I’m just saying I’m glad I don’t live there, and not because of the current circumstances. Their choice, whatever floats their boat.

              And we (me, you, and New York) have got to get through this!!!

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              1. For some reason, I cannot equate it to the ‘black death’ – maybe – because we know more now than they did then – scientific advances help enormously in these situations. I cannot even imagine –

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              2. Indeed.

                This is no Black Death, but there are some parallels psychologically.

                One of them, until recently was the state of mind of there being no cure once you caught it.

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              3. True – did not consider that – but, somehow – I was sure they would find one – because it is not the first time they have had to treat a respiratory virus – every year – there is a different strain of flu – and with the fever – it sorta mimics the flu symptoms – what bugs me is I believe this was man-made – and released into an unsuspecting public – that makes me cranky, Steve!

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              4. Yeah, as I said elsewhere, even if this was negligence…Their stupidass “face”-saving cover up makes them culpable even if it was TOTALLY natural.

                A lot of damage and even outright evil has happened because some asshole with no self-esteem felt he had to save face.

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              5. Well just remember CIA–China Is Asshoe.

                (When I complained about damage caused by people saving face…I didn’t just mean this, though it’s the most spectacular example on record. I meant everything, everywhere, down to the guy at the store who won’t admit he doesn’t know the answer to your question, so he makes one up.)

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              6. Under the circumstances – i.e., trade deal and debt owed – I dunno if we will ever know for sure – but, I would not put it past them.


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  11. Can you imagine their faces when the Iranians checked Twitter?
    “Ohhhhhh crap, Dad knows we’re out past curfew!!!!!!!!!!”

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  12. COVID-19 Case Fatality Rate “May Be Considerably Less Than 1%” – Dr. Anthony Fauci

    April 1, 2020
    from Humans Are Free

    As soon as the World Health Organization put out a case fatality rate of 3.4% for the new coronavirus, multiple academics jumped in and criticized the projection. Most notably, three medical professors from Stanford University.

    Dr. Eran Bendavid and Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, two professors of medicine at Stanford University recently published an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal entitled, “Is the coronavirus as deadly as they say?”

    In it, they provide reasons for why the fatality rate might be significantly lower than the projection given by the World Health Organization (WHO).

    [Excerpt] Read more at the link above…

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  13. We take our positive moments when we can. My daughter has a loving heart. Last Saturday, she cried on the phone when I told her the Comfort was heading their way (she’s in NYC).

    I’ve might have mentioned that my daughter works for Colgate-Palmotive, and my hubby is connected to the Navy. So she asked her daddy if he could connect her to a contact for the USS Comfort, so Colgate could donate to them.

    It’s under review by the Navy folks right now. 🙂

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  14. One of the benefits of working from home for the duration, is that I can have #TakeMyLizardToWorkDay.

    Of course, he’s now lying on my upper leg (soaking up body heat), so I can’t get up without moving him.

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  15. Combination sad sight, and really well done on the corner. A neighbor I have known my entire life and two of her granddaughters, I’m pretty sure that’s who they are, are sitting on camp chairs on the front lawn about ten feet apart talking. Glad that they can spend time together. Not happy at all it’s not in the kitchen or around the table on their deck.


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