2020·07·11 KMAG Daily Thread

I don’t have much to say tonight, on the “current events” front. It’s about 1 PM here in Colorado and it’s pretty quiet at the moment–and I might not have the opportunity to update this if something big does break.

Let’s see. Sullivan still being an ass, exculpatory information still coming out in fairly large buckets (I can see why some think he’s drawing this out with the knowledge and approval of people on our side). Still got Leftists of various different types running around loose in our urban areas.

And rumors that Durham is simply going to drop his work. I sure hope not.

Reminder of the Most Important Thing about the MAGA Movement

Yes, I am going to harp on this, because it is the most important thing President Donald J. Trump has to do, and he hasn’t really gotten started on it yet.

Our movement is about replacing a failed and corrupt political establishment with a new government controlled by you, the American People...Our campaign represents a true existential threat, like they’ve never seen before.

Then-Candidate Donald J. Trump

Lawyer Appeasement Section

OK now for the fine print.

This is the WQTH Daily Thread. You know the drill. There’s no Poltical correctness, but civility is a requirement. There are Important Guidelines,  here, with an addendum on 20191110.

We have a new board – called The U Tree – where people can take each other to the woodshed without fear of censorship or moderation.

And remember Wheatie’s Rules:

1. No food fights
2. No running with scissors.
3. If you bring snacks, bring enough for everyone.
4. The gun is always loaded.
4a. If you actually want the gun to be loaded, like because you’re checking out a bump in the night, then it’s empty.
5. Never point the gun at anything you’re not willing to destroy.
6. Keep your finger off the trigger until ready to fire.
7. Be sure of your target and what is behind it.

(Hmm a few extras seem to have crept in.)

Mandatory Coin

Now it wouldn’t be one of my posts without a coin, would it?

1822 Half Eagle, one of three known to exist.

What we have here is one of the rarest coins on Earth, and it’s a “legit” coin. It was intended to be used as money, was released as money, was issued legally, isn’t a pattern, a restrike or a fantasy piece. Many of the more famous rarities (1804 dollars, 1913 Liberty Head Nickels, for instance) fall into one of these later categories–they weren’t made to be used, and may have been illegally produced.

To my knowledge the lowest legitimate mintage for a coin was 24 dimes made in San Francisco in 1894. Ten are still known to exist. In this case, though, 17,796 half eagles (i.e., five dollar gold pieces) were made in 1822. But unless someone kicks over a rock and finds a stash of these things (not impossible), there are three of them today. And the Smithsonian has two of the three. So that leaves one in private hands. Apparently it sold in 1982 for $600,000, and was up for sale in 2016 in an auction but I can’t find any indication as to whether it sold and for how much, so I assume it did NOT sell–the owner was asking too much. (Surely there are people who would pay well into seven figures.)

Why so rare? I don’t know the complete answer to that, but any gold from before 1834 is tough to find. (There are relatively common dates, for instance this particular design, if you do find one for sale, will most likely be an 1813, which at least costs less than a new car even in the lower uncirculated grades.)

But I do know a large part of the reason for this is that although our original laws specified that gold and silver were to be minted at a 15:1 ratio, this had become out of date. What does that mean? That means if you took a pound of silver to the mint, you’d get a certain amount of coins back in return (this was a free service by the US mint, provided you were willing to wait for them to actually make the coins from your silver; if you wanted your coins immediately, there was a 1% charge). If you took a pound of gold in, you’d get back coins worth fifteen times as much. A pound of gold was legally worth fifteen pounds of silver. The problem was, this ratio had been slowly dropping since ancient times. In ancient Egypt, silver was actually worth more than gold; in the mid 1700s the ratio had shifted from 14:1 to 14.5:1. It was pretty much an unbroken trend, and lately the ratio is near 100:1 (sometimes over depending on the specific day).

[Note: as of 13:13 Colorado time, gold is at $1799/ozt, silver is at $18.75/ozt, for a ratio of 95.946666…:1.]

What happened when silver dropped relative to gold? The gold became over-valued. One could accumulate ten dollars of silver coinage, exchange it for ten dollars in gold (as two half eagles, most likely, as eagles weren’t being made then)…and the gold would actually be worth more. So you could melt it and sell it for more than ten dollars’ worth of silver.

So most of that old gold coinage is long gone, much of it now likely in Fort Knox or the gold “eagles” being produced today. Or in your wedding band.

Some people hung onto some pieces, and sometimes the mint or treasury had retained a small group in a vault somewhere, often all of the same date, which is why some dates are still obtainable, and others aren’t. Apparently no one happened to hang onto a stash of 1822 half eagles.

This page: https://www.pcgs.com/coinfacts/coin/1822-5/8130 discusses this coin, and has a picture of the two Smithsonian specimens as well. So now you’ve seen them all. They show prices below, but those can only be educated guesses when the coin, and I do mean the coin, as there’s only one outside of museums, hasn’t appeared on the market in 38 years.

The weight of gold was reduced in mid-1834, with a design change to go with it so you could tell the coins apart, and the problem was solved, for a while.

In the early 1850s, with the economy being flooded by gold coming out of California, the shoe was on the other foot for a change and silver became scarce. The problem was solved by deliberately reducing the silver in coinage (other than silver dollars) so much that now the silver in a coin was worth considerably less than face value, and that was the end of free coinage of silver. (This was in 1853, and the change was denoted by placing little arrowheads on either side of the date.) No more dropping your silver off at the mint to be made into coins, because they could only issue as much silver as there was gold to back it. For the rest of the century, whether or not silver should be freely coined was a huge political issue, and a large part of William Jennings Bryan’s support was from people who wanted free coinage of silver (and then, probably would have complained about the resulting inflation).

This sort of thing is why I don’t believe that we should switch to a bi-metallic monetary system…the ratios of values of the coins shift constant. Unless we set up two different, parallel denominations (silver dollars and gold ducats for instance) and let them float against each other, we’d have all sorts of problems. But there’s no reason we couldn’t go to a single-metallic system.

For some reason, my comment about you getting to look at all of the 1822 half eagles reminded me of a very old joke…from about 1980. You can update it as needed. Pedro and Luis run into each other in Mexico City. They hadn’t seen each other in a couple of years. After getting caught up on happenings in their lives, Pedro says, “Did you know that the US debt is now up to a trillion dollars?” Luis, thinking that sounds like a big number, asks, “How much is that in pesos?” Pedro answers, “All of them.”

And yes, that joke is woefully out of date, especially since our previous two presidents each doubled the national debt. Another advertisement for either a gold or a silver standard, but not both.

Disclaimer: Neither this, nor any other coin I post, is mine. [In this case: DUH!!!] With older coins, I’m going to find the best pic of one on the internet, so even if I happen to have one, it’s not the nicest one on earth…and some coins are worth more than my net worth so I certainly won’t have those!

Important Reminder

Just one more thing, my standard Public Service Announcement. We don’t want to forget this!!!

Remember Hong Kong!!!

I hope this guy isn’t rotting in the laogai somewhere!

中国是个混蛋 !!!
Zhōngguò shì gè hùndàn !!!
China is asshoe !!!

537 thoughts on “2020·07·11 KMAG Daily Thread

      1. They normally keep a separate section for Goya. Example if you want beans you go to the bean aisle. If you want Goya beans you go to the Goya section. Not sure that all areas would have Goya products though.

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  1. Moar McCloskey news. This is getting good. Although, it would be nice if one of the shooting ranges offered them target practice sessions. BTW, St. Charles is the next county west, across the Missouri River.

    https://twitter.com/DrNealHouston/status/1282062504282251264..

    Dixie Antebellum Wolf Moon / #BronzeLivesMatter Retweeted
    Neal Houston, Ph.D. 🇺🇲 ⭐⭐⭐
    @DrNealHouston

    BREAKING: Local St. Charles Gun Store, Alien Armory Tactical announced they will donate a free AR15 to the McCloskeys after Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner sent police to their house to confiscate their rifle.

    BREAKING: Local St. Charles Gun Store Announces Free AR15 to McCloskeys After Police Confiscate…
    On Friday night St. Louis Police served homeowners Mark and Patricia McCloskey with a search warrant and confiscated their rifle. The McCloskeys made national headlines when they defended their home…
    thegatewaypundit.com
    5:21 PM · Jul 11, 2020

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      1. “One, these people are LOADED. They could afford to buy the store.”

        ___________

        Of course, the gun store isn’t doing it because the McCloskey’s are in need.

        They’re doing it because now everyone who is paying attention to this story now knows the name of Alien Armory Tactical.

        It would cost them millions of dollars in advertising to get this much exposure.

        Which they just ‘bought’ for the price of a single AR-15, probably a cheap one too, around $400.

        Whoever Alien Armory Tactical’s advertising guy is, he should get a promotion… 😂😂😂😂😂

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  3. My local supermarket just banned coin change. If you pay with cash and don’t have exact change, you don’t get coins back. It was literally 12 hours ago when I first read headlines about stores doing this, and now it has already started in my area. It’s frightening how it happened so quickly. The alleged reason is that Federal Reserve is limiting the amount of coins to gives to banks because of an alleged coin shortage caused by the pandemic. The real reason is because they are social engineering us into their Mark of the Beast cashless system.

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    1. July 2020: They are forcing our children into masks while our cities burn, our monuments vandalized, our police forces disbanded, our cash system taken away, all while they traffick children openly on publicly-traded corporate websites. But Roger Stone’s sentence was commuted and the NASDAQ is at all-time high so victory!!1one

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      1. And the Trump rally was cancelled due to a very suspicious hurricane and the media hyenas are having a field day with the pictures of POTUS in a mask.

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          1. You only need to look at the media reaction to all of our politicians in masks to know that they care more about the symbolism than if they have an appropriate reason for wearing it. My local news, for example, shows pictures of Mitch McConnell in a mask even in articles where it’s completely irrelevant. The masks were never about public safety.

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      1. Why aren’t the Lefties and BLM howling over this? Poor communities and immigrants generally don’t have access to banks and credit cards. It’s going to disproportionately affect the poor.

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    2. “My local supermarket just banned coin change. If you pay with cash and don’t have exact change, you don’t get coins back. It was literally 12 hours ago when I first read headlines about stores doing this, and now it has already started in my area.”

      _____________

      I would call the police on them for theft.

      It’s MONEY (not really, not since they removed the silver content, but it is treated as ‘money’ by law), and they can’t STEAL your MONEY.

      And that money is LEGAL TENDER for all debts, public and private.

      And ‘stores’ don’t have the authority or right to CHANGE that.

      But they DO have an obligation to give you CHANGE for whatever they owe you!

      I would call the police and report a theft. They’re stealing your money, simple as that. 👍

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      1. It’s no different from the ancient concept of unjust weights and measures.

        You provided legal tender, they have an obligation to give you what you paid for, and return any overage / remainder / change.

        Period.

        Or they’re thieves.

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    3. “The alleged reason is that Federal Reserve is limiting the amount of coins to gives to banks because of an alleged coin shortage caused by the pandemic. ”

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      And the obvious answer to that problem is to STOP taking older coins out of circulation until the plannedemic is over.

      The slightly worn coins will work just fine, for DECADES if needed. We know that because we still find coins occasionally that are DECADES old when we get change, and they work just fine.

      So if there is a shortage of NEW COIN manufacturing capacity, just stop removing the OLD COINS from circulation.

      Ta-da!

      Problem solved.

      It would take a government employee a thousand years to figure that out, and they still couldn’t do it.

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      1. I’m skeptical that there’s a coin shortage at all. My local media was running propaganda last week about how going cashless is “safer” in the pandemic. All part of the social engineering!

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      2. You imagine the banks are removing old serviceble coins?

        I really doubt it.

        More likely is that millions of people just dump their change in a shoebox when they get home, they don’t want to carry it with them the next day to the store.

        So it has to be replaced.

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        1. “You imagine the banks are removing old serviceble coins?”

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          I didn’t say banks, but someone must be, or with a relatively stable population, it would seem that we should have reached a state of relative equilibrium long ago.

          Sure people hoard, put change into a jar, etc., but most people eventually haul the accumulated amount to a bank or coin sorter machine to exchange it for paper currency. And since everyone doesn’t do this at the same time, but randomly as their accumulation reaches the capacity of their receptacle (or they need it), this too should ‘stabilize’ across the population.

          I tried to find a quick and definitive answer, without luck.

          This was the most informative:

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          https://www.cointalk.com/threads/removing-coins-from-circulation.121375/

          “I just asked the bank teller in my family. She says the Feds do not remove the coins (Ikes or SBAs) from circulation at least from the bank branch she works at. However, I was watching a tech show on the History Channel earlier this summer and they were going on about the coin sorting machines in this particular episode.

          Apparently after the armored truck companies pick up the coins from the coin sorter machines – which are found at many supermarkets and megastores – they take the coins to their secure sorting facilities. The coins that are damaged physically or are outside of an error range for their weight are rejected from the sorting process. After the first reject the coins that are not physically damaged are put through a much smaller and slower sorting machine.

          IF the coins fail the second sorting process they are combined with the physically damaged coins and sent back to the mint for exchange on face value – as robbudo stated above. I freaking love the History Channel for stuff like this! (Cited from: https://www.cointalk.com/threads/removing-coins-from-circulation.121375/) ”
          ………………………………….

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          This article mentions that both currency and coins are destroyed, but only focuses on the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (paper currency), not on destruction by the U.S. Mint (coins):

          https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2011/04/the-destruction-of-money-who-does-it-why-when-and-how/236990/

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          1. The mints produce literally billions of cent coins a year. Unless you’ve personally seen a significant number become unusable–they’re going into a sink somewhere (I don’t mean a literal kitchen sink; I mean a place they just don’t come back from), not wearing out.

            I don’t see in your excerpt the *percentage* of coins that are rejected by these companies. It would have to be very high (remember most of what they get is coins from the last couple of years) for this explanation to make sense.

            Total mintages for 2016: nine billion (!) cents, 1.5 billion nickels, almost 3 billion dimes, 2.3 billion quarters. (I basically did rough estimate adds of coins from two different mints; for the quarters, of course, I had to do that with ten numbers, not just five, as the five different designs x 2 mints are each listed separately).

            That implies that many of each of those disappeared from circulation that year and needed to be replaced. And thus on average, for each American about 25 “pennies” vanished from circulation. I can’t believe that many were redeemed by coinstar, et. al.

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            1. And yet most people are using less and less cash every year, as both online shopping and the use of credit and debit cards steadily increases.

              It would be interesting to know where all these coins are actually going.

              I wouldn’t be surprised if the Deep State has devised some scam to suck up billions of dollars in coins each year that goes ‘unnoticed’… I wouldn’t be surprised at all… it’s going somewhere… 😂

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  4. From ABC….This is good news…Hopefully they can get to the truth. Houston/Harris County has 143 hospitals. TMC is a drop in the bucket. Web says 21 hospitals, but a lot of those are specialty, teaching, cancer, children’s, women’s, etc., that would not be taking in COVID patients. There’s about 4-5 general all purpose hospitals that do.

    Here’s a view of the current ICU status of those 4-5 hospitals. 105% means they’ve started their 1st surge plan, 49% are COVID.
    https://www.tmc.edu/coronavirus-updates/overview-of-tmc-icu-bed-capacity-and-occupancy/

    5:28 a.m.: Army medical task force heading to Houston as hospitals fill up
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced late Friday night that the United States Army is sending a medical task force to Houston to help with the city’s COVID-19 battle.

    The additional resources, Abbott said, include an Urban Area Medical Task Force from the U.S. Department of Defense that will arrive on Monday and a Disaster Medical Assistance Team from U.S. Health and Human Services that has just been deployed.

    “Texas is grateful to the federal government as well as the President and Vice President for working swiftly to provide additional resources to the state as we work to mitigate COVID-19 and care for our fellow Texans,” Abbott said in a statement Friday. “We will continue to work with our local and federal partners to ensure all resources and needs are met throughout the state.”

    Houston has seen a significant rise in coronavirus cases in recent weeks, which caused many public health officials and hospitals to issue warnings that ICU bed availability is running low. Houston’s Texas Medical Center is at 105% capacity.

    The city reported 670 new diagnosed COVID-19 cases Friday, bringing Houston’s total to at least 26,682. The coronavirus death toll for the city increased by nine to 259.

    Numbers are just as jarring throughout the Lone Star State. Texas’ statewide COVID-19 death toll reached a single-day high of 105 Friday. The state had a 15.56% positivity test rate, according to an internal Federal Emergency Management Agency memo obtained by ABC News.

    Nearly 14% of all new U.S. coronavirus cases in the past seven days have been identified in Texas, the memo said.

    The rise in cases also led to Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner to cancel the in-person Republican Party convention in the city, prompting a lawsuit by the state GOP.

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    1. Something is just not right with all of this BS! We know that UV light and humidity kills COVID…BUT somehow in RED states with lots of UV light and humidity COVID is supposedly making a great comeback???

      We the People are being brainwashed and manipulated on a MASSIVE level! The Communists NEED mail in voting, and they are attempting to create enough FEAR that enough people DEMAND it!

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  5. ✭ Wayne Dupree ✭
    @WayneDupreeShow
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    Why would you vote for someone other than Trump in 2020? His business track record defines knowing how to get the job done and knowing what is before him and handling it

    Biden? He’s probably having sniffing and touching withdraws while banished to that basement #wdshow

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    1. And it shall come to pass afterward,
      that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh;
      and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
      your old men shall dream dreams,
      your young men shall see visions:
      29 and also upon the servants and upon the handmaids
      in those days will I pour out my spirit.

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  6. Donald J. Trump
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    Does anyone notice that the real Polls, as opposed to the Fake Suppression Polls also used in 2016, are starting to define Sleepy Joe Biden as someone totally I’ll-equipped to control the Radical Left, Crime, Cancel Culture, or to even come close to me on REBUILDING THE ECONOMY?

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  7. Wondering IF Texas ever straightened out its counting “positive Covid. Last week it was the person positive PLUS anyone that positive person was in contact with. The latter are simply in contact with, a possible Covid. NOT a positive or one with symptoms.

    Something IS IMO way wrong in Texas these days. Now this article and video below.
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    WEAR MASKS IN YOUR HOME ! (Texas)

    FTA emphasis added

    Four months ago in March we were told to shelter-in-place for a couple weeks: ’15 days to slow the spread’ of COVID.

    Now it’s July and government officials are telling American citizens to stay home and wear a mask over a virus with a 99%+ survival rate.

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    Fellow QTree folks, what are your thoughts…?

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        1. Yup.

          Usually Abbott and his number two, Patrick I believe are ALWAYS spot on. Something is hugely amiss in Texas.

          That said, they unscrew it. Soon. I hope.

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      1. I’m monitoring Houston area like a hawk. On last page I posted about Army coming to Houston Med Ctr. and other stats. I expect to see numbers decrease. Both Med Ctr and TX Dept of Health websites not matching all the hype being reported. Keep in mind when you hear Med Ctr ICU at 105% ICU capacity that’s only 5 out of 143 area hospitals. And 49% are COVID patients, that’s up from 27% 2 weeks ago. They still have another 700+ ICU surge capacity. TX did around 37k total tests last week, 53k this week…case numbers would rise. Everyone wants to be tested. Employers mandating? Scared protesters? People that partied on the Rivers or at bars? My niece waited in test line for 2hrs on Monday. (She actually took 3 before surgery, 2 were inconclusive?) Found out Tuesday that many of the area hospitals will not give HCQ. Researched to find out who the FEDS sent HCQ to, around 10 tops, out of 143. Some are using the dex (pill) steroid, they need to switch to nebulized butonide(sp?), it’s having success. 80 out of 254 counties refusing to enforce mask mandate. Bottom line, majority of our extra cases here are from GF funeral and protests, IMO, and disease is milder. TX maybe has a few hotspots. I hope they send the Feds in to all the places that are claiming that the sky is falling.

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    1. Link to above post…

      *https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/07/texas-emergency-chief-advises-residents-wear-mask-times-even-home-video/

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    2. When you’re pushing something insane, you have to push it all the way through.

      All of the things they’re doing appear to be straight out of the Alinsky playbook, which can’t be surprising, because Alinsky’s Rules are the Bible of the Clinton / Hussein syndicated crime Mafia.

      https://bolenreport.com/saul-alinskys-12-rules-radicals/

      Alinsky RULE 3: “Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy.”

      Quote: “Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty. (This happens all the time. Watch how many organizations under attack are blind-sided by seemingly irrelevant arguments that they are then forced to address.)”

      We the People are their ‘enemy’. Everything ‘medical’ is outside the expertise of We the People, generally speaking.

      .

      Alinsky RULE 6: “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.”

      Quote: “They’ll keep doing it without urging and come back to do more. They’re doing their thing, and will even suggest better ones. (Radical activists, in this sense, are no different that any other human being. We all avoid “un-fun” activities, and but we revel at and enjoy the ones that work and bring results.)”

      Karens love to boss people around.

      .

      Alinsky RULE 8: “Keep the pressure on. Never let up.”

      “Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something new. (Attack, attack, attack from all sides, never giving the reeling organization a chance to rest, regroup, recover and re-strategize.)”

      This particular ‘pressure’ has been going on since when, February? And they intend to keep the ‘pressure’ on this whole country, all the way until November 3rd. There is no precedent, it’s off the charts, full-Nazi.

      .

      Alinsky RULE 9: “The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.”

      Quote: “Imagination and ego can dream up many more consequences than any activist. (Perception is reality. Large organizations always prepare a worst-case scenario, something that may be furthest from the activists’ minds. The upshot is that the organization will expend enormous time and energy, creating in its own collective mind the direst of conclusions. The possibilities can easily poison the mind and result in demoralization.)”

      Any of this starting to ring a bell yet? The threat from Covid-Stupid is roughly the same as seasonal flu, but they are pretending like the threat is more dangerous then Ebola.

      .

      Alinsky RULE 11: “The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.”

      Quote: “Never let the enemy score points because you’re caught without a solution to the problem. (Old saw: If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem. Activist organizations have an agenda, and their strategy is to hold a place at the table, to be given a forum to wield their power. So, they have to have a compromise solution.)”

      .

      Alinsky RULE 12: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.”

      Quote: “Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions. (This is cruel, but very effective. Direct, personalized criticism and ridicule works.)”

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      1. I meant to post Rule 10, not Rule 11.

        Alinsky Rule 10: “If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.”

        Quote: “Violence from the other side can win the public to your side because the public sympathizes with the underdog. (Unions used this tactic. Peaceful [albeit loud] demonstrations during the heyday of unions in the early to mid-20th Century incurred management’s wrath, often in the form of violence that eventually brought public sympathy to their side.)”

        They are constantly trying to provoke us to violence, because they know the media will only report on the reaction to their provocation, and never focus on the provocateurs.

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        1. FGandC, it is sometimes hard not to get caught up in all of the hype and gloom and doom…even for those of us who should know better, including myself. I was reading all of the comments and started to feel the anxiety and stress.

          Then I read your post. Damned right! We are watching a movie!

          I have said it long before Q came along. No way in Hell that the US Military does not know what has been happening under the Obama administration and prior decades. They have been watching these communists for a long time. You cannot even take a government job without being asked if you have ever been a communist.

          We are expected to believe that the Marxists going all the way back nearly a century…Frankfurt school and all…can devise a plan that unfolds over many decades—BUT somehow a well planned counterinsurgency is beyond the skills and capabilities of the most powerful military the world has ever known?

          BULLSHIT! Get the popcorn!

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          1. Correct.

            case in point (to your point):

            All the gunmen who were in CHAZ/CHOP in Seattle.

            They disappeared. Like, off the face of the planet. POOF! Gone.

            What happened??

            Thomas Wictor….the man who actually analyzes videos and has more insight than most of the well-known, well-intentioned twatter opinionators ….tells us.


            .
            People need to understand……..

            The exact same folks behind the Q phenomena are precisely the exact same folks who spent the past several decades fighting in the sands of the Middle East against REAL terrorists. Hunting REAL bad guys who were EXPERIENCED killers.

            Do you think those guys who were Navy SEALs and went on to become Delta team members just hung it up? Decided to call it quits? Stopped being patriots? Ended their participation in special operations?? Walked away from their sacrifices and said to hell with it all??

            Ummmm….no. uh huh.

            Anyone who thinks that is more stupid and idiotic than the worst drooling leftist chanting “kill all cops”. Anyone who thinks that doesn’t know the first thing about the people who become navy seals and Delta force operators, much less about the patriots behind Q.

            Funny how no one mentions these people. Except Wictor.

            99% of twitter misses the real action.

            And that includes me and everyone in this forum.

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            1. I came across a video of this actually happening yesterday. The unit that took down the “protester” was definitely military, or highly a trained tactical unit. The video said U.S. Marshals, but that looked more like special forces with all the equipment.

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        1. Here’s link to Texas Department of Health Stats. Surely Abbott has access to this.

          https://txdshs.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/ed483ecd702b4298ab01e8b9cafc8b83

          Another note…..Hispanics account for almost 40% of active cases. Yes, we have a large population of Hispanics statewide, but I also think this number includes illegals…..When I though my dryer was broken (which it’s not 🦋🤸‍♀️🦋), I went to a fairly new Laundromat on May 3rd during state lockdown. Full of Hispanics, both Americans and Illegals(spoke no English). None of them wore masks, and they were crowding, none had any concept of social distancing whatsoever. I used a lot of hand sanitizer that day, and showered when I got home!

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  8. Steve, Thanks for the thread. Always enjoy reading about the coin of the week and all the other information about coins. This Lady Liberty looks a bit Napoleonic…I bet she has a Greek bloodline too, with that profile. Her hat looks like something a French Revolution maiden would wear.

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      1. Interesting, it goes all the way back to King Midas and even earlier still back to ancient Troy unless that was dressing up old ancestors the way they thought they might be.

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            1. Cool stuff there.

              I actually had looked up pileus the other day and read about it. I did not know that the Phrygian cap didn’t (also) have that meaning in ancient times, though if this article is accurate, it picked up the meaning some time immediately before the American Revolution.

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              1. Yep. Finds that things that one had one meaning get changed to a new meaning. Some of it for damn right devious reasons too. Think were safe with this cap story though, other things not so safe.

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  9. “An analysis of data released by the Florida Department of Health appears to indicate that coronavirus case numbers have been inflated as much as 30 percent by Florida health officials.

    Deaths linked to COVID-19 have remained flat in Florida despite the spike in cases. While that may be partially explained by the fact that younger people are the ones largely being exposed to the virus in recent weeks, it is also possible that backlogged cases are being added and treated as new cases when, in fact, they are not.”
    https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2020/07/11/are-recent-covid-19-cases-in-florida-inflated-data-suggests-it-could-be-as-much-as-30-percent-n632542

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