2020·08·08 KMAG Daily Thread

Shitstorm Saturday!

Trump advancing (not retreating) to a forward command post. He says we won’t be seeing him for a while. Whirlpool. And so on, covered thoroughly by you all on Friday.

I dunno, I’ve been disappointed so many times in the past…but this might really be IT.

You all have been analyzing and speculating on this quite a bit, so I’ll just add an editorial statement:

Bring it on!!! We’re not tired of winning. Far from it:

We haven’t even begun to win!

And so we could well, this very weekend and upcoming week, begin to see THIS last big item finally be addressed.

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?

But first I’m going to address the current situation with precious metals–the best basis ever found for real money. Well, maybe I will, somewhere in the ramble you’re about to read or skip.

I am involved in coin collecting, and there is a branch of the hobby that concerns itself with “primitive” money, except that’s not PC, so it’s now called other things, including “traditional” money. I’m talking about things people used for money before coins were invented (or before they had become aware of coins), such as cowrie shells, beads, obsidian, wampum, elephant tails (really!), Yapstones, and on and on.

Before there was money there was barter. I could trade you two chickens that I had raised for an arrowhead that you had made. The problem was getting both you and me to agree that an arrowhead was worth two chickens. Actually, it had to be worth less than two chickens to you (or you’d not want to give up your arrowhead for two chickens) and more than two chickens to me (or I’d not want to give up my chickens for an arrowhead).

What if we both think it’s more appropriate to trade one and a half chickens for an arrowhead? So basically a chicken is worth about 2/3rds of an arrowhead?

Then we’re stuck, because two thirds of a physical arrowhead isn’t worth a damn thing to anyone, neither is half a chicken to you if you want to use it for laying eggs, and even if you want to eat it, you’re going to have to eat that half a chicken tonight, and I’ll have to eat my half tonight too, rather than feeding it until next week.

If there were something we could use to represent half a chicken, I could pay you a chicken and that item, and we’d be square. You could come back to me later–next week, a month from now, and cash in two of those tokens for half a chicken each, and get a whole chicken.

That’s the function money serves. And, honestly, anything that serves that function is money. Gold and silver in pre-sized lumps can do it. Gold and silver not in convenient standard lumps can do it too. A “talent” of gold, or silver, in the Bible is not a coin–coins hadn’t been invented yet by the time of the Old Testament–but a talent was roughly seventy pounds, so the Bible was talking about a very substantial weight of gold or silver. But so can cowrie shells and wampum under the right circumstances. Our colonial forebears even resorted to using tobacco leaves since Mama England didn’t want us to have coins. And of course that elaborately printed paper in our wallets, backed by nothing other than the willingness of the government to accept it as a tax payment, is also money.

Here’s a definition of money, from one of those books on primitive traditional money (improving on a definition put forth by none other than Alan Greenspan): Anything used to make a payment that the recipient trusts can be reused to make another payment.

Using this, you may think you paid an arrowhead for two chickens, but if I am thinking I can’t buy something with this arrowhead, but I accepted it because I think I will find it useful, then the arrowhead is not money.

But then the Scythians, in the seventh to fifth century BCE, seem to have actually used arrowheads for money. Other cultures used ax heads, both stone and metal.

Metal works well as money, because it can be broken up into smaller and smaller pieces, which can be readily valuated (by weighing them). It will last a long time in storage, and it can’t just be produced without limit, especially if it’s gold, silver, or copper (or in ancient times…tin–very scarce, available in only a few places far from civilization, and absolutely essential to make bronze). And metals have uses in their own right, so they are valuable on their own. So it tends to hold its value.

The kingdom of Lydia took the next step at about the time Scythians were making arrowheads, making standardized metal lumps and stamping them; people could be assured that those lumps had a specific amount of gold and silver in them because they had the king’s emblem on them, and were interchangeable. That was the birth of coinage and modern money that came in denominations.

And those first coins were made of a mixture of gold and silver (electrum), though later on there were gold issues, and silver issues.

The reverse isn’t a real design, it’s actually an inset of a punch, used to hold the silver in place while it was being struck. Some of the Greek city states had the same sort of thing on their coinage.
MUCH larger than actual size.

The Lydian coins are available today, but it was Athens in the 400s BCE that really took this and ran with it, producing drachm coinage, most famously the four drachma piece, the tetradrachm. (Collectors of ancient money in the US pronounce drachm “dram” but it’s likely more like drakh-m, where the kh is like the ch in Bach. But we’re lazy and don’t pronounce the ch.)

Athens became incredibly rich as a result of owning a silver mine in Attica, and also collecting tribute from the Athenian League. This started out as a defensive alliance against the Persians–member city-states could contribute either ships (with crews) or money for their upkeep. But it turned into an empire when those ships were turned against city states that decided to quit paying.

A stunning example of an Athenian tetradrachm. I know (from having seen ones made with Athena’s head off center) that the die for the obverse includes a large crest on her helmet. The reverse is Athena also, in the form of an owl. The letters to the right read A TH E, for Athens, or perhaps for Athena.

Centuries passed, empires rose and fell, and during the Renaissance, bankers started accumulating vast amounts of coinage in silver (heavy) and gold (very heavy, more so than lead). They’d have to make payments to each other, and have to ship heavy, valuable crates of coins at great expense and risk, but…if they trusted each other, they could do things on paper. The paper came to represent the coins, in particular the metal in the coins, and this eventually developed into paper money. Which, if honest, can be good stuff…silver certificates being one example of an honest paper money.

The Chinese actually had paper money first…on arrival in China, you had to deposit your silver, you got a paper certificate that stood for the silver, and could be spent as though it were silver. You could get your silver back, when you left China. The system worked well, as long as you could trust the government not to just print up certificates in excess of the silver. And that is a hazard with bank notes (actually issued by banks) too, where they are supposed to be backed by something valuable (assets of the bank, be they coinage or loans), but might not be.

The United States, in the days of the gold standard, had paper money and actual coins (known as “specie”); before 1862 the paper money was issued and backed (or not!) by banks, after 1862, it was a combination of banks (heavily supervised and regulated) and the US government. As for the money–a gold coin was unadulterated money. Because a certain weight of gold was by definition a dollar. At the mint, even before the design had been stamped on, say, a $5 gold piece, it wasn’t just worth five dollars, it was five dollars. Great care was taken to ensure the proper weight of each individual piece. A room full of workers (women, because they were believed to have better attention to detail) would handle each blank coin, weigh it, and spin the edge against a file if it was overweight, or reject it if it were underweight–back to the melting pot. They got to be so good they could tell if the piece were over or underweight before they weighed it. Some tolerance was allowed–a little extra or a little under was OK, the government would treat it as being exact. Bags of coins were adjusted with the slightly under or overweight finished coins so the bag would average out precisely (and too much correction needed would condemn the whole bag). The precision of the scales that had to weigh heavy bags of coins was remarkable, the weight of a single scrap of paper could throw them off. (Very precise mechanical engineering and craftsmanship like this is becoming a lost art.)

The silver in, say, a dime, wasn’t worth as much as ten cents; it didn’t become ten cents until it was stamped. (After 1853, that is.)

Which finally, and most circuitously, brings me to the price of gold.

Between 1834 and 1933 the gold coinage was such that a troy ounce of gold either equaled (before we went on a full gold standard) or was $20.67. And a couple of days ago, when I looked at the price of gold, it was $2067.10 per ounce…a hundred times higher.

I’ve heard in the past, statements that gold holds its value, with the implication that gold is of constant value.

Bullshit. At least with regard to the constant part.

It’s just as subject to supply and demand as eggs, beef, cars, and beanie babies. In 1979-1980, gold skyrocketed from the low $300s to $850 in a few weeks, and most of that happening in the last few days (it went up sixty bucks in one day), and then it dropped again, just about as quickly as it had gone up.

Are you going to tell me that what was happening was that the dollar was plummeting (which I could and did believe)…but then it turned around and zoomed back upwards? Come on, this was the Carter administration; the dollar was in no way capable of skyrocketing under his (mis)management!

So no, gold is not of constant value, but it will always have great value, and the long-term average is fairly–though not perfectly–stable. A $20 gold piece would buy you a nice suit in the 1920s. Today, it still will, though today you’d certainly get change.

And even in the days of the gold standard, of specie being regarded as “real” money, gold could rise and fall, and so could silver, and they could rise and fall relative to each other. In the 1700s silver slipped from being 1/14th as valuable as gold, to 1/15; it slipped some more during the early 1800s and messed up our money supply; we had to remove some gold from the gold coinage in 1834 to compensate. Then gold was found in California, and it dropped relative to silver, silver started disappearing from commerce…until in 1853 we lessened the weight of silver coins (and from that point forward, silver coinage became worth less than face value, and was strictly controlled in quantity, since it was freely exchangeable for gold, which was worth its face value). Not a month ago, there was a day when it took 100 ounces of silver to equal an ounce of gold; and I remember that happening a couple of times in the late 90s too. Silver lately has gone up faster than gold, so it’s worth well over 1/100th as much as gold today. In fact, right now: Gold 2,017.70 and silver 27.58, ratio 73.158+ to 1. (Imagine if we had a bimetallic standard this last month, what chaos there would be as people dumped their gold dollars for silver dollars, or vice versa; you’d be going into shops and be offered a discount for paying in gold instead of silver, or vice versa, depending.)

In any case, sometimes people trying to buy some gold buy it in the form of old $20 gold pieces. These contain almost an ounce of gold. Some of them are common enough (especially in slightly circulated condition) that their price is basically today’s price of gold plus a small constant. Nevertheless, there are people who collect them, and they’re seeing the prices go up and up, not because they’re becoming rare, but because gold is becoming pricier.

Of course some gold coins are genuine rarities (or in top condition) and will sell for quite a bit more than the gold that’s in them–those prices aren’t affected much by the price of gold.

If memory serves, I’ve shown you both of the major designs of $20 gold pieces in the past. But why not a repeat? (You got your coin of the week twice over with the stater and the tetradrachm.)

Liberty Head, 1850-1907. The reverse shield style changed in 1866 when “In God We Trust” was placed within the circle of stars. Now I said 1850, but this is an 1849. This is the one and only 1849, produced as a “proof of concept” rather than for issue, and it’s now in the Smithsonian.
The St. Gaudens (named so because the artist who did the design was Augustus St. Gaudens, a very famous sculptor from the end of the era when fine art was still…art. (Not the greatest picture ever, but at least it is not subject to copyright issues.) In 1908 “In God We Trust” was added above the sun on the reverse. Also, in 1907 the first few thousand of these were struck in a much higher relief, a variant regularly called America’s Most Beautiful Coin.

OK…well, I’m not done yet. You’ll get a third coin today, in honor of Shitstorm Saturday.

What about platinum?

You can buy, today, platinum “eagles” in ounce, half ounce, quarter ounce, and tenth ounce sizes, just as you can with gold. This is what we call non-circulating legal tender (NCLT) because even though there’s a face value and the coin is legal tender, you’d have to be an idiot to spend an ounce of gold or platinum at the face value given on the coins ($50 and $100, respectively). There’s generally very little collector value in such coins; their value is tied to their content, much like in the good old days.

In the past, gold and silver were used as money, straight across, at face value, close to intrinsic or “melt” value. Was platinum ever used as money?

The answer, just barely, is “Yes.”

Platinum wasn’t even known to Europeans until close to 1700, when it was found during gold panning on the Rio del Pinto in South America. Gold panning exploits the density of gold to separate it from the other bits of sand in stream beds. Platinum, being slightly denser than gold, even, would also pan out, and since no one really understood what it was, and no one considered it valuable, the platinum particles had to be painstakingly separated from the gold. It was a nuisance! It was called “Pinto silver” for a while, and even today the name “platinum,” or especially the slightly older “platina” is cognate with “plata”–silver in Spanish.

(No one went screaming “Platinum! I’m rich!!!” It was more like “What the hell is this caca blanca doing in my oro?”)

Eventually some industrial uses–like sulfuric acid boiler tanks–were found for the stuff, even though we couldn’t build a furnace to melt it, and it became more valuable than silver, and less so than gold. [Any other metal besides gold would dissolve in the acid, gold was way too expensive and soft, and glass tended to shatter under pressure, which when dealing with sulfuric acid was really, really bad–shards of glass flying everywhere, with boiling sulfuric acid spraying with it to boot.]

Another deposit was discovered in the Ural mountains in Russia. Peasants had been finding the nuggets for years and using them for shot (!!!), blasting what today would be hundreds of dollars’ worth of platinum into waterfowl for dinner. Miners moved in, and started producing the metal, as well as the other allied platinum-group metals (rhodium, palladium, osmium, and iridium–ruthenium had not been discovered yet).

Russia’s monetary system was a bit of a mess. There were paper rubles, backed by the full faith and credit of the Tsar’s government…but they traded at four paper rubles to the silver ruble. In 1826, Nicholas I, newly on the throne, decided to do something about this. Part of this was to temporarily produce high denomination silver, but a silver five ruble piece would be unwieldy. But the Demidov family, a powerful family, owned the platinum mines, platinum was worth a bit more than silver so…the three ruble platinum coin was born. It was the size of a quarter ruble piece…but weighed twice as much. It was made out of platinum sponge (we still couldn’t melt the stuff)–in itself the coin is a technical acheivement. They tended to look kind of ugly because of it being sponge platinum…but some DID circulate.

Just a bit smaller than a quarter–and weighed almost as much as a half dollar.
The inscription reads (in the center) “3 rubles in silver” and around the edge, “2 zol. 41 dol. [a weight in traditional Russian units] of pure Urals platinum”
(It wasn’t. Pure, I mean–plenty of iron and iridium and since it was sponge the coin was probably about 5 percent air, too.)

The coins were guaranteed convertible into silver at face value, so they could take the place of paper money in “small” denominations (a ruble was a lot of money back then).

The same search I used to find this also showed images of ones that are worn and have undoubtedly been used in commerce. So yes, these DID circulate, a bit.

That coin appeared in 1828. It saw just enough use to encourage the Russian government to come out with a six ruble piece in 1829 and a 12 ruble piece in 1830, but those never got any traction. Russia would send them out to settle trade accounts and eventually get them right back again, so they just piled up in the treasury. (I guess you could say that outside of Russia, they were not money.)

The whole series was discontinued in 1845. Paper money was now on par with silver, so there was no need for these coins–and besides, they contained somewhat less than their face value in platinum, so they were targets for counterfeiters. The coins in the treasury were then sold for scrap, in fact the entire world demand for platinum was satisfied for years by these scrapped coins. Today, the 6 and 12 ruble pieces are all rarities, some excruciatingly so. Three ruble coins are expensive, but at least they’re much less than half as expensive as the six ruble pieces.

Platinum itself was eventually found to have many, many better uses than sulfuric acid boilers, and industrial demand made it more valuable, ounce per ounce, than gold by the early 20th century–at which point, then people wanted it for jewelry. Even today, it’s rarer. All the platinum ever mined would fit in a 26 foot cube–my house could handle it–while all the gold ever mined would need a 60 foot cube. But as of today, it’s less valuable. Supply and demand.

[End note: As much as counterfeiters are loathed, they did function back then to keep governments honest about the money they issued. Issue an undervalued coin, and it will be counterfeited. If it’s actually worth what it says its worth in precious metal, the counterfeiters have no reason to bother–unless they can fake the metal itself, which they did try to do…sometimes with the use of platinum, but that’s a very interesting story for another day.]

Disclaimer: Neither these, nor any other coins I post, are mine. With older coins, I’m going to find the best pic of one on the internet, so even if I should happen to have one, it’s not the nicest one on earth and I’ll show another…and some coins are worth more than my net worth so I certainly won’t have those!

Important Reminder

To conclude: 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 !!!

714 thoughts on “2020·08·08 KMAG Daily Thread

  1. Well, this is interesting.

    FTA::

    According to the Washington Post:

    The shake-up came as congressional Democrats called for an investigation of DeJoy and the cost-cutting measures that have slowed mail delivery and ensnared ballots in recent primary elections.

    Twenty-three postal executives were reassigned or displaced, the new organizational chart shows. Analysts say the structure centralizes power around DeJoy, a former logistics executive and major ally of President Trump, and de-emphasizes decades of institutional postal knowledge. All told, 33 staffers included in the old postal hierarchy either kept their jobs or were reassigned in the restructuring, with five more staffers joining the leadership from other roles.

    Already under fire for recent policy changes at the USPS that mail carriers from within and outside critics have denounced as a sabotage effort to undermine the Postal Service broadly as well as disrupt efforts to carry out mail-in voting for November’s election amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the moves unveiled late Friday were viewed as an overt assault on democracy and a calculated opportunity to boost Republicans’ long-held dream of undercutting or privatizing the government-run mail service while also boosting their election prospects in the process.

    “Another Friday night massacre by this administration—and this time dealing another devastating blow to our postal service,” said Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon (D-Pa.) “The American people deserve answers and we’re going to keep fighting for them.”

    Scanlon was among more than 80 congressional lawmakers who sent a letter to DeJoy earlier in the day expressing “deep concerns” about operational changes he has made for mail carriers that have delayed deliveries and lowered standards.

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        1. Very interesting.

          Here’s a thing IMO. The Post Office is woefully lacking in terms of OCR and AI technology to handle mail and packages. It literally takes about 5 minutes minimum to mail a package overseas, because of so much typing by PO workers. The technology to do this is now SO GOOD in banks, that checks can be input by smartphone images, and the interpretations are PERFECT.

          There is no reason this technology should not be ubiquitous in the PO. The postal unions should not be afraid of this – what it will do is free the workers to do more meaningful tasks.

          Instead of the Post Office having current scanners zapping in destinations that are nearly PERFECT, they have pads that ask people about freakin’ PERFUME. It’s ridiculous. THAT was OBAMA sending the PO back into the dark ages.

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          1. I regularly send packages to Japan…it has gotten not only ridiculously expensive but it takes about a half-hour for them to type in the info I’ve already filled out prior to going there.

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  2. From the Twinkie gulag:

    https://twitter.com/PFC40Book/status/1292145055688531972..

    PFC Bergy
    @PFC40Book

    Tore Says’ Twitter was killed the day after she discovered several IIA account persona’s we determined were likely Gen. Jones, his son & other assets.

    I believe Twitter maliciously conspired to shut Tore down & cover-up their own involvement.

    Witness tampering in federal case?

    1:06 PM · Aug 8, 2020·Twitter for Android

    I’ve documented everything and will continue to do so. You’ve been warned.

    Twitter, if you suppress my account I will file a motion to include you as co-conspirators and have you investigated for witness tampering in a federal case!

    #ShadowNet #ShadowGate

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        1. For many years I flew from the East coast to the PNW every summer, and I did love looking at the “circles” once you crossed the Mississippi. In the most of the vast farmer/ranch lands, among the circles, you would see a lone farm compound…house, barns , equipment sheds, and usually carefully planted trees for windbreakers and shade…with very long gravel roads from the highways…so isolated. Truly the heartland of America with a strong love the the land and as well as independence.
          I’m sure FG&C has his favorites along his routes he can tell us about.

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          1. The circles you see from aircraft are the irrigation systems at work, massive long lines of sprinklers rotating about the fixed center. I tend to call them “crop circles” but they’re not these sort of decorative patterns attributed to aliens who must, I would think, actually have better things to do with their time.

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    1. What?!?

      I can hardly believe the good government Beirutian people would have nefarious secret subterranean labyrinth chambers below innocent-looking ‘warehouses’!!!

      This is a SLANDER on the good name of the corrupt Beirutian government!!!

      😂🤣😂

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  3. Anyone care to comment on this one?

    https://twitter.com/robkhenderson/status/1292156329805656068..

    Rob Henderson
    @robkhenderson

    “more attractive individuals are more likely to identify as conservative and Republican than less physically attractive citizens…results are consistent across datasets and persist when controlling for socioeconomic status and demographics”

    https://cambridge.org/core/journals/politics-and-the-life-sciences/article/effects-of-physical-attractiveness-on-political-beliefs/D5214D0CAE37EE5947B7BF29762547EE

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    1. I’ve long speculated that the leftist women who are ugly tend to empathize with Islam and its burkas because if all women wore them it’d be less obvious they were ugly. It’s the great equalizer for them.

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        1. I was in a small email group of people who liked to get together, pretty non political, but one guy sent out an email calling some celeb hot, and a land-whale woman started screeching about if they’d just look around and date the people who are actually around them. This person would probably have been ugly even if not north of three hundred pounds.

          I basically told the person in charge that it was the screech owl, or me. Then I left anyway.

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          1. I’ve been thinking about something similar. I used to go on cruises with a Catholic dating site, and every time, the guys would be interested in the same 3-4 girls who were not interested in them at all. Usually, the girls were 10-15 years younger, and some were pretty immature. The rest of us were SOL.

            Ultimately, I quit participating. I made some good friends, but most of us are still single. Kind of interesting, actually.

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              1. Easy to check on whether it’s a culturally Catholic sell-by date issue–put yourself out there in front of non-Catholic middle-aged men.

                Some of them of course will be married but try to pick you up anyway, and of course others will too–but you can ignore them all as I’m sure you want nothing to do with a non-Catholic.

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      1. In addition, it appears many are man-haters, or at least arrived at that point , and therefore make no effort at all to enhance their appearance…in fact, often disfigure themselves. And, if you never smile, never laugh, never find anything but anger in your lives… it shows.
        Hatred eats at your soul and manifests itself in your overall appearance, as well. Look at Kathy Griffin (the holder of Trumps severed head) and how much she’s drastically changed in appearance…same with Alyssa Milo…we can probably name many other public figures.

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    2. i think the soul shines out of the eyes and many on the left are soulless…or have very dark souls.
      i’ve seen many “beautiful” people who’s smiles never reach their eyes…and some plain people who’s smiles light the room…
      I think the left embraces hate too much…and it’s an ugly partner.

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      1. Pat you are right looks are only one part of a person. We are so obsessed in culture we do not look deeper to a persons personality.
        Good looks alone do not form a lasting relationship but it gets one into the door after that there is much more to a person. There is a persona a person gives off that is appealing and character and respect that sustains a relationship.
        Just my personal guideline before I was married.

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    3. “more attractive individuals are more likely to identify as conservative and Republican than less physically attractive citizens…results are consistent across datasets and persist when controlling for socioeconomic status and demographics”

      ______________

      I’ve said basically the same thing here for… years?

      How many times have I said that often you can identify a conservative simply by the way they dress and present themselves publicly?

      It’s so pervasive and blatant that it even works in written text.

      See if anyone can tell which description is the Leftist, and which is the Conservative:

      Subject A: either well dressed or casual attire, shirt usually tucked in, obvious general awareness of basic hygiene, notable absence of gender ambiguity, eyes are alert, absence of any zombie-like characteristics (death-stare, slack-jaw, green teeth, offensive odor, missing clothing, dirty hair, disheveled and unkempt, etc.)

      .

      Subject B: could be a man or a woman, nobody knows for sure — and for sure, nobody wants to check. Clothing is either intentionally provocative or obviously inappropriate for the setting, or just missing all together. Eyes often have a ‘flat affect’ quality. Disposition could be a total lack of self-awareness or intentional misguided rebellion toward common courtesy and behavior.

      Hopefully no one had too much difficulty distinguishing subject ‘A’ and subject ‘B’ in the example above.

      For a long time now, it has been obvious that Leftists ‘wear’ a ‘uniform’ of sorts, by the way they purposely dress themselves and present themselves to the public. Psychologists and sociologists could explain it easily if they weren’t nearly all Leftists themselves (especially the sociologists), so I don’t expect much help there.

      I suspect it’s pretty basic psychology though.

      The Left is generally opposed to ‘normal’, and specifically opposed to whatever Conservatives believe. They practically define themselves in opposition to Conservatives.

      And that absolutely extends to physical appearance, the way they present themselves, because the last thing in the world they would want is to be mistaken for one of ‘them’, i.e., a Conservative.

      They dress differently to distinguish themselves from that which they hate (normal society). They do this both as an act of rebellion, and as a way to identify each other, so it serves both a personal psychological purpose (I’m fighting ‘The Man’!) and a social purpose (recognizing their own kind).

      And ‘feminism’ or ‘gender’ (sex) plays a HUGE role as well, i.e., the roles are reversed.

      And it couldn’t be more obvious.

      If you see an effeminate (white) male, I would estimate chances are 90% ‘he’ is a democrat. If you see a masculine (white) female, I would guess maybe 75% she’s a democrat, but it will require more observation. It’s harder to tell with women, because women have assumed all of the traditionally male roles and also kept the feminine roles which serve their own interests.

      The male’s only purpose (on the Left) is to do what he’s told, to subjugate himself to whatever authoritative female is nearby.

      You can’t turn on a TV without seeing this on every channel, on every ‘popular’ TV show. The male is dehumanized and emasculated to the point of absurdity, a hundred times worse than the supposed sexist or ‘misogynistic’ portrayals of the “evil patriarchy” against women in the 1940s and 1950s.

      And you don’t have to be “on foot” to see it, because it’s just as obvious, or maybe more obvious, in cars.

      Even just 30 years ago, if a man and a woman were in the same car, the man was driving, almost always — unless the man was physically disabled or in a full body cast… because then he had a reasonable excuse to not be in the driver’s seat.

      Today, certainly from the Left’s perspective on the world, the male is just an inconvenient ‘accessory’ that gets in the passenger seat when it’s told, because she wears the pants, and she drives. She doesn’t do it very well, but the male will never point that out even if he lives as long as Methuselah. And since he never gets to drive, her inadequacies are rarely exposed. Until she hits something… or causes a pile-up. 😂

      [by extensive observation, many women appear to think driving ‘well’ means driving ‘safely’, ‘cautiously’, which means ‘tentatively’, which to a normal male is like practicing a sport at half-speed, which is when most injuries occur… but the lowly male can’t talk about that to the superior female, because she knows better, about everything, than he ever will… his role isn’t to speak, or frankly, to even think. She will do that for him, and if she ever wants his input, she’ll ask… which she won’t. And she has made this clear many times, so if you forget, you will be punished.]

      So if you see a male in the passenger seat of a car, with a female driving, chances are very high that BOTH are Leftists. I suspect this is because single women overwhelmingly vote democrat (and that is because democrats appeal to fear and security and emotion, so they control the majority of young women easily), and if these women choose to take on the loathsome burden of an opposite sex mate, you can be sure that soy-boy won’t be influencing her, it will be the other way around.

      If he doesn’t vote the way she tells him to, she will never say another nice word to him again. Not that she has ever said a nice word to him before, but that’s not the point, it’s the threat that matters to the feminized male. 👍

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      1. I agree with you on everything but the driving.

        I LOVE to drive. I am a badass, pretty aggressive driver. I inherited it from my Dad, who really should have been a stock car racer. He inherited from his Dad, who drove like a bat out of hell ’til the day he died.

        I am very feminine, until I am behind a wheel.

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        1. “I LOVE to drive. I am a badass, pretty aggressive driver. I inherited it from my Dad, who really should have been a stock car racer. He inherited from his Dad, who drove like a bat out of hell ’til the day he died.

          I am very feminine, until I am behind a wheel.”

          _____________

          That’s excellent 😁👍

          My observation was about many women, not all, or even most 😉

          But if we were together, I’d still drive, even if your name was Shirley Muldowney 👍

          And if we were on a motorcycle, you can be sure I wouldn’t be riding on the back 😂

          And we would definitely find a way to race each other, whether it was go-karts are real cars, because we would just have to… it’s the only to way find out.

          Because like the bank robber said to Clint in the first Dirty Harry movie, I gots to know… 😁

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      2. The appearance/dress thing is so spot on. It’s the fat, white, skeevy-looking girls with black high top sneakers, tattoos and green hair . . . funny how they all have to be different in exactly the same way. But the driving thing I take issue with. Not only am I superior to my husband, but almost everyone I’ve ever known with the exception of my father. It’s always been a serious issue with me. 🙂

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        1. “But the driving thing I take issue with. Not only am I superior to my husband, but almost everyone I’ve ever known with the exception of my father. It’s always been a serious issue with me.”

          _____________

          That puts you way out on the far end of the Bell curve, which is great. Many of my own attributes and characteristics are way out at the end of the Bell curve too 😂

          To all the lovely lady drivers out there, I didn’t not say all women drivers, or most, I said many.

          You didn’t really think I didn’t know I was posting on a forum with a majority female active membership, did you? 😁

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  4. This looks to be important on the pedo-wars front…

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    1. https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1291587492358098944.html

      2/67 Democratic Illinois State Representative, Keith Farnham, has resigned and was charged with possession of child pornography and has been accused of bragging at an online site about sexually molesting a 6-year-old girl.

      3/67 Democratic spokesperson for the Arkansas Democratic Party, Harold Moody, Jr, was charged with distribution & possession of child pornography.
      Democratic Radnor Township Board of Commissioners member, Philip Ahr, resigned from his position after being charged W possession…

      4/67 …of child pornography and abusing children between 2 and 6 years-old.
      Democratic activist and BLM organizer, Charles Wade, was arrested and charged with human trafficking and underage prostitution.

      5/67 Democratic Texas attorney & activist, Mark Benavides, was charged w having sex w a minor, inducing a child under 18 to have sex & compelling prostitution of at least nine legal clients & possession of child pornography. He was found guilty on six counts of sex trafficking

      6/67 Democratic Virginia Delegate, Joe Morrissey, was indicted on charges connected to…relationship with a 17-year-old girl & charged with supervisory indecent liberties w a minor, electronic solicitation of minor, possession of child pornography & distribution of child porn.

      7/67 Democratic Massachusetts Congressman, Gerry Studds, was censured by the House of Representatives after he admitted to an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old page.

      8/67 Democratic Former Mayor of Stillwater, New York, Rick Nelson was plead guilty to five counts of possession of child pornography of children < than 16 years of age.
      Democratic Former Mayor of Clayton, New York, Dale Kenyon, was indicted for sexual acts against a teenager

      9/67 Democratic Former Mayor of Hubbard, Ohio, Richard Keenan, was given a life sentence in jail for raping a 4-year-old girl.
      Democratic Former Mayor of Winston, Oregeon, Kenneth Barrett, was arrested for setting up a meeting to have sex w a 14-year-old girl who was P. Officer.

      10/67 Democratic Former Mayor of Randolph, Nebraska, Dwayne L. Schutt, was arrested and charged with four counts of felony third-degree sexual assault of a child and one count of intentional child abuse.

      11/67 Democratic Former Mayor of Dawson, Georgia, Christopher Wright, was indicted on the charges of aggravated child molestation, aggravated sodomy, rape, child molestation and statutory rape of an 11-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl.

      12/67 Democratic Former Mayor of Stockton, California, Anthony Silva, was charged with providing alcohol to young adults during a game of strip poker that included a 16-year-old boy at a camp for underprivileged children run by the mayor.

      13/67 Democratic Former Mayor of Millbrook, New York, Donald Briggs, was arrested and charged with inappropriate sexual contact with a person younger than 17.

      14/67 Democratic party leader for Victoria County, Texas, Stephen Jabbour, plead guilty to possession and receiving over half a million child pornographic images.
      Democratic activist and fundraiser, Terrence Bean, was arrested on charges of sodomy and sex abuse…

      15/67 ….in a case involving a 15-year-old boy and when the alleged victim declined to testify, the judge dismissed the case.
      Democratic Party Chairman for Davidson County, Tennessee, Rodney Mullin, resigned amid child pornography allegations.

      16/67 Democratic activist, Andrew Douglas Reed, pleaded guilty to a multiple counts of 2nd-degree sexual exploitation of a minor for producing child pornography.

      17/67 Democratic official from Terre Haute, Indiana, David Roberts was sentenced to federal prison for producing and possessing child pornography including placing hidden cameras in the bedrooms and bathrooms at a home he shared with two minor female victims.

      18/67 Democratic California Congressman, Tony Cárdenas, is being sued in LA County for allegedly sexually abused a 16-year-old girl.
      Democratic aide to Senator Barbara Boxer, Jeff Rosato, plead guilty to charges of trading in child pornography.

      19/67 Democratic Alaskan State Representative, Dean Westlake, resigned from his seat after the media published a report alleging he fathered a child with a 16-year-old girl when he was 28.

      20/67 Democratic New Jersey State Assemblyman, Neil Cohen, was convicted of possession and distribution of child pornography.

      Reminder: This evil is not about D's or R's.

      21/67 Republican Tim Nolan, chairman of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in Kentucky, pled guilty to child sex trafficking and on February 11, 2018 he was sentenced to serve 20 years in prison.

      22/67 Republican state Senator Ralph Shortey was indicted on four counts of human trafficking and child pornography. In November 2017, he pleaded guilty to one count of child sex trafficking in exchange for the dropping of the other charges.

      23/67 Republican anti-abortion activist Howard Scott Heldreth is a convicted child rapist in Florida.
      Republican County Commissioner David Swartz pleaded guilty to molesting two girls under the age of 11 and was sentenced to 8 years in prison.

      24/67 Republican judge Mark Pazuhanich pleaded no contest to fondling a 10-year old girl & was sentenced to 10 years probation.
      Note: aren't Judges supposed to exemplify the highest standards of decency?

      25/67 Republican anti-abortion activist Nicholas Morency pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography on his computer and offering a bounty to anybody who murders an abortion doctor.

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      1. They’re all horrible and all involve taking advantage of others, but this one struck me:
        ” Democratic Former Mayor of Stockton, California, Anthony Silva, was charged with providing alcohol to young adults during a game of strip poker that included a 16-year-old boy at a camp for underprivileged children run by the mayor.”

        Running a camp for underprivileged children so he could take advantage of them. Using people as if they were objects. String them all up!

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          1. “Tie to posts. Shoot their nuts off, let them bleed to death.”

            ______________

            Could take multiple shots to hit a target that small, seems like a waste of perfectly good ammo.

            A cutical nipper should work fine.

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              1. “No, I was thinking of a pistol, at three inches.”

                ____________

                It could work, if you’re a really good shot.

                Three inches is a lot closer than I want to be to his little tiny berries though 😂

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              2. “Yeah, you’d want to be wearing a hazmat suit.”

                __________

                I anticipated you would say that I’d have to be a lot closer than three inches to use the cuticle nippers I suggested earlier 😁

                To which I was going to reply I didn’t say that I was going to do it 😂

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        1. Creating a situation to sexual abuse.
          When my daughter was about 6 she took gymnastics at the YMCA. The coach was nice to the kids but I always watched never led him take my daughter home. One day I heard he was arrested and some of the parents left the girls with him and they picket them up later in the day at his home.
          He apparently gave the girls a bath and it had been going on for a while.
          I always stayed even when my daughter went to dancing classes. I took my knitting . I spent a lot of time waiting for kids to be finished with their activities.
          I never dropped them off when they were very young . At 16 they knew and we had good relationship where would have told me if someone was kinky.

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  5. Another thread worth reading, IMO: https://twitter.com/anony_fa_mous/status/1290764786981117952..

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1290764786981117952.html (There are pictures at the link)

    Has anyone heard of the Sursock family?

    They are known as the “Rothschilds of the East”

    The Sursock Museum and Sursock Palace are located just south of the explosion today

    When you type in Sursock Museum on Google, this video pops up. Oh look, a pedo symbol.
    Sursock Museum on Facebook Watch
    Education is at the core of our mission, and a pivotal part of our programs and activities. Please support us and consider making a donation upon your…

    Meet Dr. Tarek Mitri

    He is the Chairman of the Sursock Museum and was head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) in the aftermath of the Libyan Civil War.

    U.N. is part of the New World Order

    In 2008, the Museum underwent a five-year-long renovation and expansion project.

    The museum was expanded with four new UNDERGROUND floors beneath the current garden, at a cost of 12 million dollars (US).

    From 1,500 square meters to 8,500 square meters

    The Port of Beirut has been selected as a transshipment hub for the second and third largest container shipping companies in the world, Swiss-based Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and French-based Compagnie Maritime d’Affrètement – Compagnie Générale Maritime (CMA-CGM).

    Meet Mathilde Lemoine

    She is an economist for CMA-CGM and is the Group Chief Economist of Edmond de Rothschild👇
    cmacgm-group.com/en/group/gover…

    Edmond de Rothschild is a financial institution specialized in private banking and asset management

    There’s your Rothschild connection

    Meet Ariane de Rothschild

    She is a French banker, President of the board of the Edmond de Rothschild Group since April 2019

    She is the first woman to run a Rothschild-branded financial institution ever

    Have you heard of the Ocean Alliance: the world’s largest operational agreement between shipping companies?

    The signing ceremony took place in Hainan, China, with the executives of CMA CGM, Cosco Shipping, “EVERGREEN” and OOCL.👇

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    1. GREAT FIND DP…………….. thanks for posting.

      There are some interesting tweets in the comments to this THREAD… that I am going to add, and I would add the comment that some anons believe the ‘Evergreen Line’ shown in the image above under Ocean Alliance is owned by hil da beast… and that containers are used to transport victims of Human Trafficking across the water as well as across land.

      anony_fa_mous@anony_fa_mous
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      Deep dive into the Lebanon sex-slave tradeDown pointing backhand index
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      Replying to @anony_fa_mous
      “Syrian women and girls sold into sexual slavery in Lebanon … Syria’s refugee crisis has shone a light on sex trafficking in Lebanon …”

      https://aljazeera.com/indepth/features/syrian-women-girls-sold-sexual-slavery-lebanon-200128131326841.html

      Ghost Sαʂʂყ-Cαʂρҽɾ Ghost@Soulshaker007
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      31m

      Replying to
      @anony_fa_mous and @boltladypls

      Makes total sense why we saw Evergreen shipping containers in the wreckage then removed.

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  6. https://twitter.com/COsweda/status/1292168750750265344..

    Carlos Osweda
    @COsweda
    Thread

    Fast and short.

    @realDonaldTrump made absolutely sure that Biden would be the nominee.

    Why do I say that?

    2:40 PM · Aug 8, 2020·Twitter Web App

    BY MAKING BIDEN’S COGNITIVE DECLINE AN ISSUE.

    If the Democrats replace cBiden NOW, they confirm Trump’s assessment.

    If they confirm Trump’s assessment, they lose the election.

    Everyone says, “Wow! Trump was right!”

    Now they can’t drop Biden for ANY reason except for him joining the choir invisible.

    As long as Biden is still among us, he MUST be the nominee, or the Democrats will be seen as SURRENDERING TO TRUMP.

    Do you get it now?

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    1. More of this thread:

      Trump put the Democrats on road that led them to a Morton’s Fork:

      Of their free will, they must now choose between two equally BAD alternatives, both of which will lead to the same result:

      THEIR DEFEAT.

      I predict they go with Biden.

      But if they DON’T, they lose anyway, because they confirm Trump as being correct.

      Trump took advantage of the fact that the press HID Biden’s cognitive decline.

      NOW, switching out Biden will come as a shock to the voters who get all their information from leftist sources.

      They think Biden is fine, so they’ll see switching out Biden as an act of treachery against THEM, the voters.

      And if they go looking, they’ll discover that Trump was saying all along that Biden couldn’t hack it.

      The voters who WANT the change aren’t enough to win the election.

      No matter WHAT the Democrats do, they’re SCREWED.

      And yes, TRUMP DID THAT.

      And yes, he IS that smart.

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      1. Also from the thread (I thought he was done. Nope):

        As I told you a billion times, Trump’s been gaming this out for 40 years.

        Some of you will believe under your funeral services that the Democrats have superpowers.

        REPUBLICANS conditioned you to think that.

        THE PRESS conditioned you to think that.

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        1. “Some of you will believe under your funeral services that the Democrats have superpowers.”

          _______________

          I don’t think they have super powers.

          What they have is control of the narrative, and at least half of the electorate who are conditioned and indoctrinated and brainwashed into believing the MSM narrative.

          The MSM has literally DECADES of experience handing far trickier conundrums than explaining away Joe Biden’s retirement from the field of play, especially if that means the insertion of their black queen, Hitlery.

          The MSM’s excitement over Hitlery will completely dominate the narrative, and Pedo Joe will be memory-holed in less than 24 hours, nobody will even mention him on MSM anymore.

          It’s like Thomas O’Carlos has never seen this movie before.

          I have.

          Hundreds of times.

          Know your enemy.

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      2. Carlos Thomas: “Trump put the Democrats on road that led them to a Morton’s Fork:

        Of their free will, they must now choose between two equally BAD alternatives, both of which will lead to the same result:

        THEIR DEFEAT.

        I predict they go with Biden.

        But if they DON’T, they lose anyway, because they confirm Trump as being correct.”

        _____________

        Except the dims are not beholden to intellectual integrity, and they don’t care if they are exposed as hypocrites, and it doesn’t matter if they ‘confirm’ Trump as being correct, because the MSM will never expose it, they’ll just bury it.

        Trump can expose it of course, and he will, but it will only be for the amusement of his own supporters, his enemies (the dims) won’t care or pay any attention.

        I predict they CANNOT go with Biden, because if they do, then they may as well just quit now, because it would be LESS HARMFUL to their own interests if they just conceded the election, than to continue with a demented pedophile who is on videotape testifying to his part in a billion-plus dollar extortion involving the removal of a Ukrainian prosecutor who would expose his (Biden’s) own corruption.

        And that’s just the stuff we KNOW about… the dims know LOTS more of Biden’s vulnerabilities, and so does DJT, so it’s just a matter of time 😂

        The real question is who do they replace Biden with, and when?

        The ‘when’ is as late as possible, to avoid the possibility of ANY debates.

        This means it will almost certainly be too late for the dims’ replacement candidate to get on the ballot, if it’s not too late already, though I’m sure dim governors in blue states would go all out (or already have them printed!) to do everything possible to get the replacement candidate on the ballot, and let the candidates fight it out in court after the election if necessary, because optics + MSM would allow them to continue the chaos long after election day, and that would be considered a victory in itself.

        If it is a write-in candidate, or even if it’s not, it would HAVE to be someone with huge national name recognition.

        And the only dim who fits that mold, is Hitlery Clinton.

        And anyone who tries to stand in the way of her last chance at the presidency will be Arkancided, so their won’t be any ‘internal debate’ about it.

        Ergo, it will be Hitlery, coming in as the relief pitcher, in the bottom of the 9th inning, when nobody can do anything about it 👍 😂

        It’s their best chance to stop the down-ticket bleeding, and when she loses, she can play the victim for another four years, or until she is convicted and executed, whichever comes first.

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      3. “NOW, switching out Biden will come as a shock to the voters who get all their information from leftist sources.

        They think Biden is fine, so they’ll see switching out Biden as an act of treachery against THEM, the voters.”

        ______________

        That only happens in a world where the MSM provides legitimate coverage, and we don’t live in that world.

        We can argue about why Trump didn’t already dismember the MSM years ago (he could have arrested them all, revoked their licenses, broken them up like Ma Bell, and changed the entire dynamic YEARS ago), but he didn’t.

        So when Biden is retired from the field, the MSM will provide a plausible (to zombies) cover story, and the zombies will believe it, because they always believe it, because they’re trained to believe it.

        Thomas is assuming that we’re on a level playing field.

        We’re not.

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    2. “Now they can’t drop Biden for ANY reason except for him joining the choir invisible.”

      One thing that crosses my mind is the possibility that Biden will ‘somehow’ contract COVID-19. Maybe he would survive, maybe not. At the least, it think it would help Democrats with a sympathy boost in the November 3rd voting.

      I’m remembering the movie, “The Life of David Gale”. It’s a liberal social justice warrior moralizer if ever there was one. The kind that would likely have you thinking of taking a cleansing shower after it was over.

      Basically the premise of the story is that when activists are thwarted by the Courts in the agenda they are pushing, they find a way around the Court through trickery to get what they want. The means are justified by the ends

      In this case, one of the main characters has a terminal illness, and another lives a life that is in shambles and is looking for a way to end it.Together they hatch a plan that will cause both of them to die by violent means. They create the circumstances that appear to look one way, but in reality it is just the opposite.

      The Biden tie-in and ‘moral’ of the story?

      If your life is in the crapper, and your future is bleak, you might as well make it count for something and go the ‘by any means necessary’ route to advance the cause.

      And maybe for years to come your story of sacrifice will be listened to in awe at Democrat social gatherings.

      (I hope I made some sense here — always room for improvement.)

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      1. I’ve often wondered if Saudi Jamal Khashoggi had a terminal illness and also set himself to be killed at the Saudi Arabia embassy in Turkey. I got the impression that what he might have said to his fellow countrymen was so outrageous that he was deliberately provoking them to violently attack.

        A motto/creed something like, “make your life count for something if it is to end soon anyway”.

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      2. It’s weird, and I can’t believe I am going to say this, but there is an interesting side benefit to how much our culture has devalued human life; if Biden dies, people will care for a week or two, and then they won’t remember him much at all.

        Think about how people have reacted to the deaths of other players in the government, and you’ll see what I mean. The “grief” doesn’t last long.

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        1. “if Biden dies, people will care for a week or two, and then they won’t remember him much at all.”

          ______________

          I doubt anyone would care for even two seconds, including his own family.

          .

          “Think about how people have reacted to the deaths of other players in the government, and you’ll see what I mean. The “grief” doesn’t last long.”

          _______________

          What’s to grieve?

          If the truth were known (and hopefully it SOON will be), people would CELEBRATE the deaths of these monsters.

          Most of them were the embodiment of a boot on the public’s neck their entire lives. They were horrible people, and besides relief, the only thing their deaths signified was exposing the other horrible people using the death as a tool of manipulation and distraction.

          If someone actually worth grieving over passed away, we would all know it and feel it, no matter what the people on the hate-box (TV) said or didn’t say.

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    3. “BY MAKING BIDEN’S COGNITIVE DECLINE AN ISSUE.

      If the Democrats replace cBiden NOW, they confirm Trump’s assessment.

      If they confirm Trump’s assessment, they lose the election.

      Everyone says, “Wow! Trump was right!”

      Now they can’t drop Biden for ANY reason except for him joining the choir invisible.

      As long as Biden is still among us, he MUST be the nominee, or the Democrats will be seen as SURRENDERING TO TRUMP.

      Do you get it now?”

      _____________

      In my best Chief Inspector Clouseau voice: “Ah yes, the old double-reverso, I have seen it minny tems in my capacities as chief Inspector of the Sûreté…”

      If only I had a set of parallel bars, so I could dismount — down a stairwell — while say it… 😂

      What Thomas is missing is that while reverse psychology appears to be patently obvious in nearly everything the democrats are being ‘forced’ into doing, to the point of farce, I will be very surprised if it extends to willful suicide.

      I understand Mr. Osweda-Thomas’ line of thought, but he is extrapolating in a vacuum.

      The point is rapidly approaching where the dims have to make a decision (as if they didn’t already make it long ago, but in keeping with Carlos Wictor’s premise):

      1) hide Biden all the way to election day, which is unsustainable. If Mitt Romney was running, he would provide all the cover Biden would need to stay in hiding and the MSM would validate the whole thing, but Trump isn’t going to play that game, he is going to beat the dims senseless if they try to hide Biden all the way to election day

      or

      2) send Biden out, both for public appearances and to debate Trump on national television, at least three times… but it will only take the first 10 minutes of the first debate to end Biden’s campaign, for the obvious reason that he suffers from serious DEMENTIA.

      In either scenario, the dims lose in an avalanche that overwhelms a basic landslide. They are going to lose anyway, but if Biden is the candidate, the loss will be so large that it will wipe out everyone down-ticket at the state and local level too.

      So unless the dims are collectively hell-bent on mass-suicide, i.e., unless the dims have literally become a Jonestown or Heaven’s Gate death cult, they cannot keep Biden as their candidate.

      No matter how much reverse-psychology Trump uses on them.

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    1. Citizen Free Press links to a Bloomberg article today:
      QAnon Is Running Amok, and the Time Has Come for Interventions
      https://www.bloombergquint.com/businessweek/qanon-is-running-amok-and-the-time-has-come-for-interventions
      😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂

      I kept looking for the reason Q is such a threat.
      “Memes emanating from the conspiracy group—which are tenuously united in the discredited belief that there’s a plot to oust Trump from the presidency—have made their way into the social media accounts of everyone from Michael Flynn (who was briefly national security adviser) to White House social media adviser Dan Scavino.”

      “…at other times they take on more sinister overtones such as the oath to QAnon—“Where we go one, we go all”—which Flynn posted on July 4. Trump’s account has been known to retweet accounts aligned with QAnon.”
      ***cue scary music here***

      “QAnon-sympathetic Republican candidates may be on the ballot for the Senate and the House in November…” 😱

      “If crackdowns don’t work, how can tech companies and others deal with a movement built around this miasma of misinformation?”

      “In one important aspect, though, QAnon is like Islamic State: Adherents often start from a feeling of alienation and then acquire an unquestioning faith in the righteousness of a cause that gives vent to their frustrations. Davey says longer term solutions are needed to minimize the damage.”
      [I’m dying, here 😂.]

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      1. Discredited belief that there is a plot…? Really? To discredit that belief, you’d have to demonstrate its falsity, and no such thing has happened…rather they have chosen to IGNORE that story. Which doesn’t discredit it.

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    1. That one was interesting too, on multiple counts.

      Near the beginning, Attenborough is sitting in front of a domed building–that’s the pantheon, built about 1900 years ago, with a free-standing dome about 140 feet across, made of concrete–yes, by the Romans. It’s an architectural marvel.

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    2. we had one of these peregrines at our pond. it was fascinating to watch. it perched on a stone on the rim of pond-FACING AWAY from the pond. then seeing movement out of its peripheral vision, it would twist, dive and nab a frog and be eating back on the stone in seconds. they’re amazing!

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      1. I intended to post an eagle video, but slipped and put the wrong URL in. I did it right in my reply to myself.

        Nonetheless, it’s a video about peregrine falcons that live in Rome, and still interesting.

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    1. Signing executive actions:

      Relief under emergency powers re corona virus.

      Family relief during COVID-19 – providing assistance.

      Payroll tax changes, will be terminated.

      Will need to augment this when the 8-year old isn’t singing at the top of his lungs.

      Love that the man uses Sharpies.

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      1. “Love that the man uses Sharpies.”

        ____________

        I think he turned his signature into another ‘branding’ opportunity. I received another mailer the other day with DJT’s signature on the outside, and it’s just a scribble, I couldn’t make out hardly a single letter in the entire signature, it looked more like a screen on a medical device showing a racing heart rate 😂😂😂

        But it’s RECOGNIZABLE as his signature from across the room.

        And that’s why it’s so effective as a ‘brand’ or ‘advertisement’ or whatever one might call it 👍

        It would be interesting to find out when his signature when from something ‘normal’ to the way it is today, to see if there is a conscious moment in time when he started doing it that way, or whether he signed his name that way ever since he learned to write cursive.

        I’m guessing it was something he did very consciously and purposefully.

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        1. We have–or HAD, no idea if its still true–some of the highest cap gains taxes in the industrialized world. Yet the left screams if we want to cut them to the levels their favorite socialist states in Europe, are at.

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      1. Then how would people on Social Security now be funded? (You probably know this, but many do not. The money paid into social security simply goes right out the door right away to pay someone else his/her benefits, it does not sit in some “account” with your name on it, though they do keep a record of what you’ve paid in to calculate how much to extract from young people when you get old.)

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      1. I wondered who those people were. They are going to get the pens from the signing that the media didn’t want.

        And like a boss, Pres. Trump ends the conference when he calls on someone and someone else won’t stop talking.

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    2. This is a great press conference!

      (with the exception of the military being ready to administer vaxx for everyone 😂😲😂 )

      I don’t know who the ‘home crowd’ is, but the President (and Super Woman during her daily press conferences) should have supporters at EVERY press conference!

      It’s very effective, especially when they genuinely laugh at the idiocy of the dims, and when they applaud things that are obviously GOOD for the American People.

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  7. SunQTzz17 Retweeted

    Martin Geddes@martingeddes

    The prison of the mind is built with false walls. The window bars are painted on. The roof is a tarpaulin. The guards are just radios playing recorded messages. You can leave at any time you like. But if you were born in prison the outside is unthinkable.

    Q is the exit sign.
    8:08 AM · Aug 8, 2020·

    Liked by 14 people

  8. The Library

    https://twitter.com/Deven_Intel/status/1292142012058271744
    Twitter

    Deven_Intel

    #BREAKING Coup attempt underway in Lebanon, foreign ministry declared head of the revolution by General Nader https://t.co/cE8Offu5U2

    307views
    Harold Wren
    ,
    13:11

    The Library

    Twitter

    The Intel Crab

    Government forces have begun to send reinforcements into the center of #Beirut as violent riots continue. https://t.co/KVhVJXZpYm

    188views
    Harold Wren
    ,
    13:13

    The Library

    Twitter

    Evergreen Intel

    Dozens of military vehicles laden with troops, heavy machine guns and automatic weapons as well as unmarked (possibly government or intelligence unit) vehicles seen travelling in Beirut. https://t.co/0ZIfy36g0g

    190views
    Harold Wren
    ,
    13:14

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  9. this is so stupid. students and teachers don’t want to be stuck together at schools so what do they do? they protest together–wearing masks, not socially distancing…so out them in a classroom and teach–what is the big difference??

    New York Post
    @nypost
    ·
    Aug 4
    Teachers bring coffins, guillotine while protesting NYC schools reopening plan https://trib.al/mC7zlXx

    Liked by 8 people

    1. Didn’t SydneyPowell say she was going to be there?
      We had two friends from Pa.and NJ that road their bikes out every summer for a few years…some of their photo were “eye-opening” at the time. Now, of course, it’s every day attire.

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  10. President Trump just WON the 2020 ELECTION!

    Single-handedly thwarted the UniParty Congressional Charades.

    √ Eviction protection for Renters & Homeowners

    √ Zeroed-Out-Interest on Student Loans

    √ $400 Employment Bonus [IIRC] to replace Expired Unemployment Bonus of $600
    • $100 of which funded by States … if they CARE.

    √ Payroll Tax Holiday to EOY 2020
    • Triggering Re-Employment, Higher Take-Home Pay &Raises & Business Profitability
    • PERMANENT in 2021 if POTUS Re-Elected
    • DISAPPEARING in 2021 if POTUS NOT Re-Elected

    √ Capital Gains Tax CUT on the way
    • Allowing Investors to REDEPLOY Investments to Reopening & Growing Businesses
    • Away from Investments in SHUT-DOWN Blue States that are RAISING Taxes
    • REPLACED by WEALTH TAXES if POTUS NOT Re-Elected

    √ Income Tax CUT on the way
    • Increasing Take-Home Pay & Business Profitability
    • Funding Worker Increases in 401k Contributions
    • Funding Capital Investment in GROWTH & RE-SHORING
    • Triggering Expanded Individual Investments in USA Stocks
    • REPLACED by INCOME TAX HIKES if POTUS NOT Re-Elected

    Liked by 20 people

  11. Thread reader are fucking with me now. Logged me out and when I finally got back in it had taken all my authors away.
    As if wordpissed not letting me see likes or comments wasn’t bad enough

    Liked by 8 people

    1. The vaccine has always been somewhere between fantasy and mission impossible. But, gotaa try. got it.

      FauXi shifting gears is simply more undermining President Trump. It is what FauXi, scarf wench and CDC do. Vacillate left and right on every topic. Smile, say I am a scientist. I analyze data. Generate anxiety. Keep folks skeered.

      Gave up on all the BS hype. Living as best I can in an upside down world. Daily rejecting “new normal”.

      Liked by 10 people

      1. Amen. I was “missing my mask” (in a hurry today) to go shopping. Walked in, mixed mask crowd going in, but “required” signs everywhere. My attitude is “they want a mask, they can supply it.” Which they did. Now I have a data point on hypoxia. The common store mask is somewhere between my bandana and my designer thin “fake mask” which I prefer.

        Big dumpage on Mask Karens on Twitter today. I’m pleased.

        Liked by 8 people

        1. Yeesh. And I still remember that bit about the cute little animation channels on youtube that start getting disgusting…not just sexual in a way a normal adult could appreciate but shouldn’t be shown to kids– but disgusting golden showers type stuff.

          Liked by 3 people

    1. Hasbro got the message…

      FTA

      Hasbro pulls “Trolls” doll after uproar over button in “private area” that makes it “gasp and giggle”

      *https://disrn.com/news/hasbro-pulls-trolls-doll-from-stores-after-uproar-over-button-in-private-area-that-makes-it-gasp-and-giggle/

      Liked by 7 people

          1. Kal posted a link – says Hasbro pulled the ‘trolls’ – let me see if I can post link – had to find his post – not easy – so here it is…

            *https://disrn.com/news/hasbro-pulls-trolls-doll-from-stores-after-uproar-over-button-in-private-area-that-makes-it-gasp-and-giggle/

            Liked by 3 people

  12. Pray for President Donald J. Trump…

    He needs our prayers for his safety… as well as that of this family.

    God bless President Donald J. Trump…

    Liked by 8 people

  13. Leader McConnell@senatemajldr
    ·
    43m

    Struggling Americans need action now. I am glad that President Trump is proving that while Democrats use laid-off workers as political pawns, Republicans will actually look out for them. My full statement:
    McConnell on President Trump’s Announcement: “Struggling Americans Need Help Now”
    U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today:
    republicanleader.senate.gov

    https://www.republicanleader.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/mcconnell-on-president-trumps-announcement-struggling-americans-need-help-now

    Liked by 7 people

    1. Kevin McCarthy@GOPLeader
      ·
      23m
      Pelosi & Schumer held up relief for the American people because they wanted a liberal wishlist that talks more about “cannabis” than a “job.”

      Today President Trump took action to make up for Democrats’ failures. He stepped up to deliver targeted relief to the American people.

      Kevin McCarthy@GOPLeader
      ·
      7h
      Republicans will
      → RENEW the American dream
      → RESTORE our way of life, and
      → REBUILD the greatest economy ever

      Liked by 7 people

    2. McConnell and McCarty ride along President Trump’s coat tails. Them two RINOs knowi full well they’d have sold out to Nitwit Nan and Cry’n Chuck IF President Trump didn’t threaten veto.

      But, we take what we have to with an eye towards winning…AND prosecuting the coup ploters.

      Liked by 9 people

  14. Richard Grenell
    @RichardGrenell
    ·
    3m
    NPR gets a scoop – and funding from TikTok.
    Quote Tweet

    NPR Politics
    @nprpolitics
    · 6h
    EXCLUSIVE: TikTok is planning to sue the Trump administration to challenge President Trump’s executive order banning the app from the United States, NPR has learned. https://trib.al/poH15hq

    Liked by 9 people

    1. A deal for what?

      POTUS took care of everything. President Donald J. Trump has worked more days since he stepped into the Oval Office three YEARS + ago,

      than Nanzi and others have worked in three DECADES.

      And President Donald J. Trumps works for free (well $1/year) while

      Nanzi and others not only get paid but steal every thing that’s not nailed down.

      Liked by 9 people

    2. On the positive side, the House can’t do any damage.

      In NV, everyday the Legislature is NOT is session is a plus. All they do is tax us and create stoopid laws.

      But yea, the house fools should NOT be drawing a check, benefits…

      While the House is doing NOTHING, bet Nitwit Nanzi bitches IF President Trump golfs a round.

      Liked by 7 people

      1. “Maher’s name is on those flight logs, too, and he has bragged about going to Pedo Island on Twitter. So what is his game?”

        ______________

        If he ignores it, he looks guilty for avoiding the subject.

        So he does the opposite, and by pretending fearlessness in talking about it, makes it harder for people to believe he’s part of it.

        It’s like a variation on psychological projection.

        .

        “Maher said that the Clintons could still be a big liability for Democrats. “What should they [Democrats] do with the Clintons?” Maher asked. He later said: “They are huge distractions. I can see them being huge distractions.”

        ______________

        Distractions?

        Ha!

        That’s hilarious, Billy.

        The Clintons ARE the democrat party.

        The democrat party doesn’t exist without the Clintons, in the same why the mafia would descend into an internal war and power grab if the Godfather died and left a power vacuum.

        Hussein and the blank panthers + islamists would try to fill the vacuum, but they’re not actual capable leaders, they’re just goons, gangsters and murderers, anti-fa and BLM in suits.

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    1. Multiple reasons this could be true (assuming it’s not fake news), and only some of them are bad. For instance: Brennan might not be a Durham target because someone else we don’t know about is going to get his pustulous ass.

      Liked by 5 people

    2. Oh look! A squirrel!

      Now come pull my other finger.

      FACT: The Examiner doesn’t know crap.

      What is the one thing we know as a fact about Durham’s investigation?

      Bueller?
      Bueller?

      A: there are no leaks. Never have been, never will be.

      This “article” is clickbait. A liner for your birdcage.

      Liked by 8 people

      1. TY, FG&C. My thoughts exactly. No one knows – this is just a lot of chatter. If Brennan was going to be interviewed, IMO, it would have been long ago – so that was the first moment of disbelief about whatever they’re trying to push.

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    1. We’re sorry folks, but Uncle Joe has a touch of laryngitis tonight, so we’re gonna have one of his staffers read the answers to the questions from the teleprompter instead of Joe.

      Liked by 12 people

  15. Who recommended former ODNI Dan Coats to Trump? Who recommended DOJ-NSD head lawyer Michael Atkinson, the top FISA review authority and counsel to the head of the NSD, transfer from the NSD to become Intelligence Community Inspector General?

    My guess is McStain bbf Lindsey Graham.

    What’s your’s?

    Liked by 4 people

  16. Mom is ninety-two years old and still drives her own car.

    She writes:

    Dear Son,

    The other day I went up to our local Christian book store and saw a ‘Honk if you love Jesus’ bumper sticker. I was feeling particularly sassy that day because I had just come from a thrilling choir performance, followed by a thunderous prayer meeting.

    So, I bought the sticker and put it on my bumper. Boy, am I glad I did; what an uplifting experience that followed.

    I was stopped at a red light at a busy intersection, just lost in thought about the Lord and how good he is, and I didn’t notice that the light had changed. It is a good thing someone else loves Jesus because if he hadn’t honked, I’d never have noticed.

    I found that lots of people love Jesus! While I was sitting there, the guy behind started honking like crazy, and then he leaned out of his window and screamed, ‘For the love of God!’

    ‘Go! Go! Go! Jesus Christ, GO!’ What an exuberant cheerleader he was for Jesus!

    Everyone started honking! I just leaned out my window and started waving and smiling at all those loving people. I even honked my horn a few times to share in the love!

    There must have been a man from Florida back there because I heard him yelling something about a sunny beach. I saw another guy waving in a funny way with only his middle finger stuck up in the air.

    I asked your teenage grandson in the back seat what that meant. He said it was probably a Hawaiian good luck sign or something.

    Well, I have never met anyone from Hawaii , so I leaned out the window and gave him the good luck sign right back. Your grandson burst out laughing.

    Why even he was enjoying this religious experience!!

    A couple of the people were so caught up in the joy of the moment that they got out of their cars and started walking towards me. I bet they wanted to pray or ask what church I attended, but this is when I noticed the light had changed.

    So, grinning, I waved at all my brothers and sisters, and drove on through the intersection. I noticed that I was the only car that got through the intersection before the light changed again and felt kind of sad that I had to leave them after all the love we had shared. So I slowed the car down, leaned out the window and gave them all the Hawaiian good luck sign one last time as I drove away. Praise the Lord for such wonderful folks!!

    Will write again soon,

    Love, Mom

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        1. That happened to me yesterday. Since I don’t have a cell phone for them to text me, I ended up going to Google Voice and using one of their numbers to get back on. No way am I buying a CIA portable tracking device just to be on Twitter.

          Liked by 3 people

        2. That’s the one where they accuse you of being a Russian bot. They got me for a three day suspension, different, which finished yesterday. Not sure what I did there, so I think maybe someone reported me. I could only like one post at a time and then had to wait like thirty minutes before I could like another. Now I”m making sure I add a comment before I send one of the meme’s I collect here.

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  17. Sheev’s Poor, Uneducated Half-Clone (@war_there) Tweeted:
    This hasn’t been the first rally in Beverly Hills, so it stands to reason it won’t be the last either. These things have a habit of growing exponentially in the right environments, just look at Antifa/BLM.

    Liked by 7 people

  18. Blm protest slated for Gardnerville, NV today with rumor of nfac (not f’n around coalition) attending. Largely a dud. Blm showed up. Less than 100, mostly ignorant young whites. (Dumb asses – ALL lives matter.)

    Locals showed. Some armed one way or another. Out numbered BLM asshoes. BLM given a very loud and rude reception. Told they were not welcome. Go away. Go loot somewhere else. BLM did a little protest / walk and appear to have left early. We’ll see if remnants remain as sunset arrives in ~20 minutes. Betting Patriots are loitering. As well as plenty of deputies.

    Guessing much ado about nothing. BLM really doesn’t want to screw with armed rural America. IMO.

    Liked by 7 people

    1. Good. I watched videos last night about them going into the burbs around portland, vandalizing homes, etc. They only do it bc the peopke are weak, but the people are increasingly enraged. If these people vote red at the least it will help.

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  19. Terry #SlavesNoMore Retweeted
    CJTRUTHMedium starMedium starMedium star
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    1h
    The Silent Majority is silent no more! #MAGA #KAG Flag of United StatesFlag of United StatesFlag of United StatesFlag of United States
    Quote Tweet

    PepperPatriot Flag of United States Red heartFrog faceMedium starMedium starMedium star
    @PepperpatriotCM
    · 3h
    It’s going DOWN in LA!!!!! Patriots walking to a rescue America rally!!!!#WalkAway democrats!!!!! Flag of United StatesFlag of United StatesFlag of United StatesFlag of United States

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