Dear KAG: 20200812 Open Thread

WHERE’S KAMALA?

And if she can’t serve, where’s Nancy?

Abida geh, ha-ha, ibida Tromeh, sumeamne, he-he!

And speaking of John Kasich…..

“MAILMAN! AH SAYUD MAILMAN!”

And a reminder to take the pledge:

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.”

And now for the nitty gritty of the Q Tree 5 minute, stand up, Tuesday morning meeting version of the Daily Thread.

Ahem.

Guidelines for posting and discussion on this site were outlined by our host, WolfM00n. Please, review them from time to time.

The discourse on this site is to be CIVIL – no name calling, baiting, or threatening others here is allowed. Those who are so inclined may visit Wolf’s other sanctuary, the U-Tree, to slog it out with anyone who happens to still be hanging out there.

This site is a celebration of the natural rights endowed to humans by our Creator as well as those enshrined in the Bill of Rights adopted in the founding documents of the United States of America. Within the limits of law, how we exercise these rights is part of the freedom of our discussion.

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

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

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My Biblical Selection is from yesterday’s daily reminder…..

Fear not the queller of fears!


Jesus Calms the Storm
(Psalm 107:1-43Mark 4:35-41Luke 8:22-25)

23When He got into the boat, His disciples followed Him. 24Suddenly a violent storm came up on the sea, so that the boat was engulfed by the waves; but Jesus was sleeping. 25The disciples went and woke Him, saying, “Lord, save us! We are perishing!”

26“You of little faith,” Jesus replied, “why are you so afraid?” Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the sea, and it was perfectly calm.

27The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the sea obey Him!”


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

394 thoughts on “Dear KAG: 20200812 Open Thread

            1. You are the reigning WQTH Pun Meister – so you’re the authority on puns, double-triple-etc. entendre puns, puns of all kinds, levels, styles and colors.

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        1. Gotta have camels on hump day.
          Heheh.

          Although, when it comes to CAMELuh Harris…it should prolly be two humps:


          😆
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          Haaa…I crack myself up.

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            1. This has been a wild 40 hours. I took my mom and the boys to the airport Monday evening, just sat down at the computer and BANG! A branch fell on the 220 line. The flight was delayed so late, m=Mom rescheduled for yesterday, but I had to go get them, and there were traffic lights out all over.

              My sister took the boys for the night, but still, the rest of us were here, and then with no wifi, the 11-year old was bored out of his mind. They flew out yesterday.

              We discovered that two of the camp lanterns are dead, I need fresh Sterno for the no electricity crate, and the 30 year old flashlights have died.

              Life in the Midwest. Ya gotta love it.

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      1. Archived:
        *https://web.archive.org/web/20200812054052/https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7767/17616422419_e40aa88ea1.jpg

        Google/Duckduckgo is suppressing the image already!

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    1. Yeah, it is sad, BUT you guys need to SEE what the left did. They KNEW there was NO WAY to get someone like Warren or Harris the dem nomination, too radical. So, they took their only “moderate” Biden, who they KNEW has early dementia, got HIM the nomination, and THEN named who they REALLY wanted all along, Harris as his VP. Biden will NEVER be inaugurated if he wins, it will ALWAYS be Harris, and then she will get a new VP.

      A classic dem bait and switch. ANYONE that votes for Biden will NOT get what they want, he will NEVER see the Oval office again. This is the ONLY way they could get ANOTHER radical progressive like Obama the nomination, especially one with Harris’s record.

      They TRIED with Hillary and it FAILED, they KNEW if it was Harris vs Trump she was TOAST. Now, she gets to slander Trump daily, and when he retaliates, it will be MSM portrayed as “racist”, “sexist”, and or lowering himself to attacking the VP because he “can’t” attack Biden. WATCH.

      I would NOT doubt that they even FLOAT the idea of HARRIS debating Trump instead of Biden. She IMHO is just if not MORE dangerous to the world than Obama. She has absolutely NO scruples or limits, and were she to get the reins of power, it would be Obama on STEROIDS.

      My advice to Trump, FOCUS on Biden, and let the surrogates and PENCE attack Harris. Diminish her as NOT worthy of his time, do NOT let them think she can even ENGAGE Trump.

      There will be ZERO real “bounce” from this pick, she excites ONLY the radicals from CAS and NY, and they KNOW that she will be the President, and NOT Biden. She was like the FIRST to drop out of the race for the dem nomination, she was THAT bad, NO ONE wanted her when they HAD the chance. The ONLY ones that want her are Soros, Steyer, and the Squad, and their radical supporters, that SHOULD tell you something.

      Now, all that said, I think Trump will ABSOLUTELY clean Biden’s clock now. Even Black people KNOW that Harris is the bait and switch, and they saw her ilk in Obama, they will NOT be fooled twice by the race and sex pandering. It also will cause a MASSIVE turnout from the middle and Independents. They KNOW that she will be the REAL President, and they DON’T want that, they already VOTED on it. She was weighed, she was measured, and she was found WANTING.

      If I were Trump, I would put out an add showing an obviously diminished Biden, and then show videos of Harris attacking Biden, attacking Kavanaugh, her Shampeachment appearance, and finish off with Tulsi Gabbard DESTROYING Harris in the debates. Then simply say, this is NOT the person we want a heartbeat away from the Presidency. BOOM, game OVER in ONE add, then focus on BIDEN.

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      1. Prog, what happens to the vp spot ‘when’ she moves on up to the POTUS spot? Does she appoint someone? Is a vote held? I don’t know what happens in that case.

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  1. Here is my comment on why Kamala’s “racial protections” are null and void to THE WOOF.

    When I realized that Kamala vs. Tulsi was basically two INDIAN-AMERICAN women debating – and either one of them could have been mistaken for a southern Italian, Mexican Jewish, or other “white ethnic” mom in my youth – I knew that this whole racial thing that party is selling us is utter BULLSHIT.

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    1. YES!
      Kamala is 1/2 Indian Then 1/2 Anglo-Saxon with a bit of African tossed in. African-American she is not!

      I am a heck of a lot closer to ‘African – American’ than she is since my grandfather’s people were chased out of Egypt, an African country and have been hanging around various mountainous areas of the middle east ever since. (Total population of a million or so.)

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        1. From the looks of it both her great grandmothers were 1/4 African or LESS. (paternity not discussed = WHITE?) So she is ~ 1/16th or less.

          “…The slave trade between Africa and the West Indies was made illegal in 1807 and the traffic in slaves between the islands became illegal in 1811. However, it took another 26 years to effect the emancipation of the enslaved, when in 1833 Parliament passed the Slavery Abolition Act that finally abolished slavery in Jamaica and the other West Indian colonies on August 1, 1834….”
          http://jamaicagreathouses.com/slavery/index.html

          Kamala was born October 20, 1964, her father, Donald Harris was born 1938 So the ‘Great Grandmothers’ would have been born in the late 1800’s.

          One of the women (Chrishy) is a descendant of Hamilton Brown (looks like a grand daughter – illegitimate maybe?) She was born in 1889.

          Hamilton Brown (1776 – 18 September 1843) was an Irish sugar planter and slave owner in Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica…. After the emancipation of slaves throughout the British Empire in 1833 by the Slavery Abolition Act, Brown was active in trying to recruit Irish people to work in Jamaica. ….
          Hamilton Brown is also the Great-Great-Great-Grandfather of United States Senator and Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris. This is according to an article her father Donald published in Jamaica Global.”
          — Wiki

          Donald’s “maternal grandmother Miss Iris (née Iris Finegan, farmer and educator, from Aenon Town and Inverness, Scotland ancestry unknown to me).”

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        2. … one thing for sure she is 100% total heels 👠 up nasty … 😖🤚 … yuk I just made myself sick 🤢 .. nuts

          ( I typed heels 👠 up ass but then I read it to myself and .. and … 🤭🤫)

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    2. I think this just goes to show even further that REAL BLACK LIVES don’t matter at all to the DEMONicRATS; indeed, they are a nuisance (and why the DEMONicRATS are in such a hurry to kill them off, even BEFORE they are born).

      They only use FAKES.

      First, Øbozo, who really should be call Subud (Indonesian).

      Then, the Wookie (a fake “woman”, erm, WookieMan),

      Now, KamelKorn, a Jamaic-Indian, who just happens to be a dark enough shade of pale to “pass”…

      There are a lot of great REAL Blacks out there who would make great candidates.

      Hmmm. But most, if not all of them, are Republican and Christian and Pro-Life, all anathema to the DEMONicRATs…

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    3. Yesterday, her Wiki said she identified as African-American. Today, she is Bi-racial and identifies as “American”. The Wiki elves were busy last night.

      So with the rewrites, it appears that her black card will only be in play when needed. I wonder how the blacks feel about her.

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      1. Also interesting is her Wiki now clarifies her background as biracial of Tamil and Afro-Jamaican descent. Not much left of the African-American thing except for attending Howard and ol’ Willie 🙂

        Thought this was about the black vote…..hmmmm… maybe not.

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  2. Via LIFELOG – COVID Update
    *https://www.facebook.com/1998386763777604/photos/a.2054200104862936/2782241485392124/

    Coronavirus Update 8/12/2020 – Canceling college football
    BTHO COVID-19

    In Texas cases are still very high. We have been in the 8,000 case range for sometime. So they have leveled off but still at a high level. Also deaths at 203 which is also pretty stable. The mortality rate is slowly rising now at 1.7%.

    If you want to see your local numbers look at the link below.
    *https://coronavirus.1point3acres.com/en

    For the newbies we have been predicting an overall fatality rate somewhere in the 0.3 to 0.7 range when we finally correct the denominator.

    First since everyone is asking what I did to hurt my finger. I hurt my finger out on my wake surf boat. It is something I enjoy doing and a nice way to get away from everything. In addition it is great for social distancing as I am usually about 20 feet from the boat! LOL

    Canceling college football and other fall sports.

    With the Big 10 and Pac 12 dropping the bomb today by canceling all of the fall college sports, is this the right decision? Personally, it makes no sense to me at all! I think it is way too early to make that type of drastic decision. There is certainly plenty of time to see the effects of all the kids returning to school prior to making this decision. They are saying it is ok to have tens of thousands of kids on campus but not safe to have around 100 athletes together. Just absolutely a crazy line of thinking!

    Let’s see what happens when kids return to campus and start congregating. Let’s see how many athletes are testing positive vs other kids on campus. Let’s see how effective coaches are at keeping players isolated and protected with the newly issued protocols. Let’s not just punt on first down as there is way too much that can happen over the next 6 weeks.

    Pushing the season to spring is ridiculous. Playing two seasons in the same calendar year is a much higher risk to the athletes short and long term health than Covid-19. So stating you are concerned about player safety is an absurd statement if you are simply trying to move the season to the spring.

    In addition, what medical data or medical experts are they “listening” to? As a practicing physician for over 20 years, I don’t know any of my colleagues that agree with this quick decision. What we have learned in the past 6 months is that the risks of severe complications, hospitalizations or severe disease in that age group is tremendously low. The risk is actually lower than influenza even in that age group. The sport of college football is never without risks. There is a much higher risk of severe injury on the field than from Covid-19 in college aged kids.

    The other big topic now appears to be viral myocarditis from Covid-19. While this is an actual risk it is once again a very minimal risk. The incidence of myocarditis with Covid-19 is currently unknown but it is not currently believed to likely be much more than most other viral illnesses. Let’s not forget that viral myocarditis is also a risk with over 20 other viruses like influenza, coxsackie B virus, adenovirus, cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr virus, herpes virus, parvovirus B19 and enterovirus. These are all very common viral illnesses with essentially a similar risk of viral myocarditis. Athletes are exposed to these viruses every season. I am not saying these things do not occur but they are indeed rare complications. Using this as a reason to cancel the season is absurd.

    So other than the coaches who are the highest risk members of the team. That would be the lineman because many are obsese and probably some have early signs of metabolic syndrome if not diabetes. So they should be the ones to isolate the most. But are they really safer in the classroom or at home with their hometown friends who are not likely being tested vs being with other players who are being frequently tested? I think you have to ask yourself that.

    In addition they will have much better diets and conditioning programs with the team vs on their own.

    So I agree with the ACC medical advisory group that doctors have learned enough over the past 6 months to help manage some of the risks. “We believe we can mitigate it down to a level that makes everyone safe,” Wolfe told The Daily. “Can we safely have two teams meet on the field? I would say yes. Will it be tough? Yes. Will it be expensive and hard and lots of work? For sure. But I do believe you can sufficiently mitigate the risk of bringing COVID onto the football field or into the training room at a level that’s no different than living as a student on campus.”

    “You can’t tell me that running onto a football field is supposed to be a zero-risk environment,” Wolfe continued. “Look at all of the regular sporting injuries that we accept as a certain level of risk as part and parcel of football. Now the reality is that we have to accept a little bit of COVID risk to be a part of that.”

    We are all going to have some risk in our lives everyday unfortunately until a vaccine is developed. There is no way to have no risk unless you live in a bubble. Unfortunately, contact with anyone has some level of risk now associated with it now. As I have said before we can’t live in fear of the virus we must respect it and do what we can to minimize our risks. But we also have to still live our lives. I like everyone else, now have some risk every day just going to work but rather than not work we have made many changes in our clinic to minimize these risks. If you want specifics you can read them here. *http://www.drcoates.net/for-your-protection.html

    Our kids will fortunately have minimal risks going back to school or playing sports. The risks will be on the grandparents. As for fans in the stands, that is another discussion that actually could propose significant risks as those fans are older, in worse shape and many will actually be at high risk of severe disease if they contract Covid-19.

    Last but not least is the mental impact of not having college sports. These kids have trained their whole lives for this and it is a tremendous let down to take this opportunity from them. This can lead to depression, anxiety, alcoholism, drug addiction and even suicide not just for the players but students and fans too. Throughout this pandemic the mental health side seems to be just pushed aside by the mainstream media but it is just as important as the virus itself. Let’s hope the SEC, ACC and Big-12 take their time and wait to make their decision.

    Quercetin from 250mg up to 1g twice per day Remember this is a Zinc ionophore.
    Vitamin D3 Take this for sure if you are deficient and I now recommend taking it as long as your values are not too high. Remember too much vitamin D can cause issues. However, if you are diagnosed with Covid-19 take 50,000IU immediately as this appears to have significant benefits.
    Sleep greater than 8 hours per night
    CoQ10 100-300mg per day: a potent antioxidant that potentially helps balance oxidative stress, increase vasodilation, prevent clot formation and decrease vasoconstriction.
    Zinc any amount is probably good but take what you can tolerate without making you feel bad up to 40mg. You do not want to be Zinc deficient as it is how many drugs like HCQ work.
    Melatonin 0.1mg to 10mg at night. Take what you can tolerate and what helps you sleep without making you feel drugged or tired in the morning. If you are diabetic watch your sugars.
    N-acetylcysteine (NAC) – 600mg twice per day shown to decrease severity of influenza, improve lung functions in COPD, antioxidant properties, potentially helps prevent clotting and with mental disorders. Caution for asthmatics as there is potential for bronchospasm but this is rare.
    Vitamin C 250mg to 500mg twice per day. Effects debatable in oral form but IV did help in China. But is proven to strengthen immune system
    Green Tea either drink some or 1 pill per day alternate zinc ionophore if you don’t have or don’t take Quercetin
    Famotidine 10-20mg twice per day potentially inhibits viral replication and helps with heartburn

    As always the information and understanding of COVID-19 is changing rapidly. This information is for education purposes only and you should never make changes to your health without consulting your personal physician. Make a virtual appointment with your physician and discuss your health and the best possible treatment plan for you. It is also important to reiterate that there are no clinically evidence-based integrative prevention or treatment strategies for COVID-19 infection.

    Let’s all keep praying for all that are ill with this virus in the world.

    Gig’em!

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    1. DO NOT FORGET THE Vitamin E and Selenium!!! Even my cat food advertises them as immune system boosters.

      Selenium helps your body to fight viruses
      https://www.liverdoctor.com/selenium-helps-body-fight-viruses/

      Selenium, Selenoproteins and Viral Infection
      https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6769590/

      Dr Rashid A Buttar and Dr. Sandra Cabot (Liver Dr) both call Selenium the ‘Birth Control Pill” for viruses.

      I started taking E, C and Selenium over forty years ago and have not had the flu (or flu shot) since.

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  3. ICYMI – Spotlight Grows on Mysterious ‘Suicide’ of Dr. Fauci’s Right-Hand Man at NIAID; Dr. Judy Mikovits Says Top Scientist Was “Suicided” to Silence Him

    Post 10257805 https://wearethene.ws/notable/129385

    Top virologist Dr. Judy Mikovits is shedding some well-needed light on the mysterious death of top scientist Kuan-Teh Jeang, who was second in charge under Dr. Anthony Anthony Fauci at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the time of his controversial death. Mikovits detailed on the Thomas Paine Podcast that Jeang, who was 54, was poised to blow the whistle on falsified government research, fake clinical data and widespread vaccine fraud that was killing Americans before his untimely demise. Listen Above

    Details of the man’s 2013 death have been covered up. Some say Jeang was found at his desk on a Sunday night at NIAID with a gunshot wound to the chest. Some say he jumped to his death from the top deck of the parking garage outside of the government facilty.

    Dr. Mikovits told Paine that Jeang was “suicided” to silence him. Jeang had worked at the NIH for 27 years.

    Jeang was previously chief of the Molecular Virology Section in the Laboratory of Molecular Microbiology, according to documents.

    https://truepundit.com/spotlight-grows-on-mysterious-suicide-of-dr-faucis-right-hand-scientist-at-niaid-dr-judy-mikovits-says-top-researcher-was-suicided/

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  4. Dr Li Meng Yan:

    “understand the evilness of CCP, its power has no restriction, it controls 1.4b Chinese people, infiltrated US and stop the use of HCQ. 1959-1961 at least 30m died from man made famine where CCP hold the food and let Chinese people starved to death”

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  5. Wheatie tells me this is a “thing” among kids — discover a real song from 50 years before they were born and perform it.

    They’re so young!!!

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    1. Yes…and Vinyl Records are making a comeback too.

      https://www.dontwasteyourmoney.com/vinyl-revival-record-albums-coming-back/


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      Vinyl revival: Why record albums are coming back

      FEBRUARY 23, 2018 | LAST UPDATED MAY 29, 2019

      ………..From the article:

      CDs out, vinyl sees revival.

      Shake it Records, a vintage record shop, is enjoying the vinyl revival at the same time stores like Best Buy are dropping music CDs (Best Buy says it will no longer sell them after June).

      Co-owner Jim Blase says he has been watching the vinyl revival for the past five years.

      “The vinyl albums have been selling a little bit more and a little bit more, and now it’s kind of steamrolled. It’s probably two-thirds of what we sell now,” he said.

      ……………..End quote, much more at link.

      In searching through old record albums and 45’s…Younglings have discovered that the sound quality of vinyl is better than on plastic CD’s.

      They see vinyl as a better investment, since these old records have endured time and still sound great.

      Some new releases are now offering their new music on vinyl now, as well as on CD.

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      1. Could it be that music and lyrics were MUCH better back then?

        No swearing, hating, violence or ebonic plague hiding the music (as it does today)? (Though what passes as “music” today probably should jolly well be hidden, if not totally obscured)…

        Lyrics that actually mean something, tunes that are moving/uplifting/fun/memorable and in any case, creative?

        The young miss reminds me a bit of a young Bernadette Peters… maybe the young’uns are starting to look back, and see that the garbage of today needs to be tossed out…

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        1. Yes, I think that’s a large part of it, Cuppa.

          Nice melodies, lyrics using words that are easy to understand…instead of loaded with slang.

          The younglings are also falling in love with the whole ‘album experience’.
          The album art plus reading a little about the band…and then the tangible experience of watching the record play through the tracks.

          They’re liking the whole thing.
          They are seeing and remarking on how much was ‘lost’ in the switch to digital.
          😊

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          1. They should try Player pianos!

            This a couple of kids having some fun with a player piano.

            (Hubby is Not impressed by this guy since he is not adding any expression by using the levers and his feet. We have two and over 1,000 rolls.)

            This woman is much better at adding expression. Now if someone would only do SING A LONGS TOO!

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    1. BARF!
      I got a Stacy Abrams fund raiser ad instead of the video!
      (Big problem with Brave Browser is you get ADS MULTIPLE ADS some are 59 minutes long before you get to the video you want to see.)

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            1. Now, if you’d bought a bluetooth porcupine… 😎

              Sorry. Hope you’re OK and that everything’s repairable…

              Geesh. First “Rocky(ies)” and now their prickly friends… Farm livin’ …

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    1. Good Lord, Patty!!! Calling all Angels – Comfort Angels – Repair Angels – Calming Angels – Internet Angels – Warring Angels – Encouragement Angels – you name them – they are coming quickly to your aid!!!

      No stepping on the Angels – Mkay!!! All around you – watching over you – and bringing you peace!!!

      God Bless Your Day – and bring all calamity to an end – He will fix it all – you will see – better than ever!!!

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  6. Life on Earth @planetpng

    How Humpback whales corral bait fish with air bubbles using a Fibonacci sequence.
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    From the replies:

    carla stone @carlalastone
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    4h
    Replying to @planetpng

    I don’t know what a “Fibonacci sequence” is but it’s a very beautiful example of nature at work.
    ……………….

    Esope_4.17 @4Esope
    ·
    1h
    The golden ratio is the only relation which puts the part in resonance with the whole. We can therefore see it as a resonance (fractal) between the creature and its creator.

    It is for this reason that this ratio is often called: The divine proportion.
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    1. The Cochlea of the ear is shaped like that, too, with the high-frequency receptors on the outside (larger part of the “horn”, and the lower-frequency (longer wavelength) receptors (hairs) farther in, on the smaller part.

      It’s truly a wonder how it all works. Especially when you look at what they’re doing now with CIs and other technology…

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      1. Leave it to notification mode to make me see the numerical beauty first! 😀

        The Fibonacci sequence is quite beautiful when viewed from a generalized context.

        Of all two-number additive schemes that potentially grow from 0 and 1 using existing set members, the integers themselves (add 1) are the most conservative, other than non-growth (add 0).

        What is the most extreme growth? Add the last one to itself, which is…..

        0 1 2 4 8 16 32 64 128 256 512 1024

        Well that’s familiar – POWERS OF TWO, because +self and *2 give the same result.

        What is the next most extreme growth – slightly more conservative? Add the last TWO together – Fibonacci sequence.

        Thinking about other possibilities shows just how special and self-constructive these four cases (non-growth, integers, Fibonaccis, binary powers) are!

        Now I have to look at what Wheatie posted! 😀

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  7. State Dept going live with Pompeo right now … saw that and it gave me a bit of a start as its not even 8 am in DC. But he is talking from the Czech Republic …. whew! That is why so early US/DC time v. an emergency or something urgent.

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  8. H/T CITIZEN817

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    1. 1. Exercise video: 🤨👍 big babe towards end of clip with mega cheeks, left/right, left/right … wow 😮 (don’t stand so close to me or POW .. you’re flung across the room … cheeks galore)

      2. Future president of the USA … 🤨👍🇺🇸❤️🇺🇸 … do not argue with this little one, nope don’t do it .. 😳🤚

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        1. Very much …. now you know why I DON’T go to the gym anymore, although the “babe” on the treadmill WITH a glass of wine/whine 🍷/😩 .. has me thinking 🤔

          Great post duchess01 .. LURVE them .. bwahahahahaha

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              1. Agree – some of that equipment was flimsy – dangerous – Gee Whiz!!! You would think they would have checked it and secured it before people used it – and where are the assistants?

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    2. Amazing the number of commenters freaking out and the number of responses of, “I learned at six and taught me kids at the same age.”

      I hope the response wake up a few Karens…. CAREFUL who you mess with.

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  9. H/T GARRISON HALL

    Astor Piazzola was an Argentine bandoneon player and composer of “Tango Nuevo” music. At points in his career he composed music for Argentine detective movies. Listening to his “Oblivion” you can can almost smell the sea-air and imagine the sense of bleak loneliness of the Buenos Aires docks at midnight as the final scenes of one of his movies draw to a close.

    Guitar Duo KM – Oblivion, A. Piazzolla

    Note to guitar players: If you look closely you’ll see that Katrin is playing a particularly good lattice top guitar by Australian luthier Simon Marty. Lattice-top guitars are quite thin and a reinforced by carefully designed carbon-fiber bracing under the top. This produces an instrument that has a lot more volume than conventional fan-braced classical guitars. You can easily hear the greater projection of her guitar compared to Sebastián’s fan-braced guitar.

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  10. H/T DAVID FROM ISRAEL

    American friends, I think that with all the insanity that is going on and the uncertainty it’s time for some happy music with an optimistic message of “It will be well”. Enjoy , the Israeli band “Static”

    Static and Ben El – Kvish HaHoff (Prod. by Jordi) | סטטיק ובן אל תבורי – כביש החוף (Prod. by Jordi)

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    1. Hello American friends, I attached here a very special song by one of my favorite Israeli singers. The guy was a combat soldier with traumatic experiences who went to a talent TV show and became a star. He is writing and composing. His name is Idan Amedi . It’s a simple love song and the words are directed to a woman. I will attach them English translation below in case you want to know. Enjoy!

      עידן עמדי – עד שיעלה היום הבא (ההופעה)

      Till the Next Day Comes

      Till the next day comes,
      The calm will return,
      I will no longer ask you where you’re from,
      I’ll just be glad you’re here.
      All those crazy people out there,
      I will lock outside the door.
      I will love you just as you dreamed,
      Like the song, simple like that.

      Till the next day comes,
      The sun will return,
      And it will brighten up your kind eyes,
      Which I have caused to despair, for some reason.
      I will learn some big words,
      About a house, on the way.
      I will learn to say that I’m sorry,
      That if you’d leave, I’d have nothing.

      Till the next day comes,
      You’ll say that you belong,
      And then the morning will wake,
      Wash it all, and us too.
      Till that day comes I will stop
      Leaving you.
      My love, when that day comes,
      You’ll know it’s forever.

      Till the next day comes,
      The calm will return,
      I will no longer ask you where you’re from,
      I’ll just be glad you’re here.
      And the flowers are spread across the table,
      The yellow ones that you like.
      I will say that I believe,
      I will say it’ll last forever.

      Till the next day comes,
      You’ll say that you belong,
      And then the morning will wake,
      Wash it all, and us too.
      Till that day comes I will stop
      Leaving you.
      My love, when that day comes,
      You’ll know it’s forever.
      https://lyricstranslate.com

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  11. H/T DORA

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  12. Okay, thanks for the cover, boss. We’re back in business here. First job this morning for the crew, apparently.

    I have a number of things to take care of this am, so I will be MIA for part of the day.

    It may be a first world problem, but the electricity goes out, and we’re stuck in the water. Thankfully, our hot water heater is gas only, so at least there was hot water for dish washing and a shower.

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        1. Are you looking at the 1st video?

          Start at the 4:04 mark…the Trump flag is attached to the back of the harvester.

          Then leave it playing…you’ll see it again in a shot at sundown.

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    1. This video shows how they download a harvester…while it’s still going, harvesting down a row.

      They don’t stop — it’s a race against time, while the weather is good.

      Go to the 4:00 mark, you’ll see the tractor pulling the grain wagon lining up beside the harvester.
      Then the harvester starts downloading:
      .

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    2. We have had abundant rain here in NC so I expect the corn and soybeans and other crops to do very well if the mold doesn’t get them. The corn was over my head by 4th of July, not knee high and already had cobs forming.

      The biggest problem is getting enough consecutive dry days to dry hay!

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      1. I think all the grain crops have done well this year, for the most part.

        But then the traders are talking “surplus” and trying to use that to get the prices down that the farmers get paid.
        😕😠

        With all the rain that has happened in China…their crops are a mess.
        So I would think that they will be buyers for as much as we want to send them.

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        1. The traders are ALWAYS scamming the farmers. It is essentially ONE BUYER, or Monopsony. AND should be taken to court. Maybe in POTUS next term he will break up the international cartels that rule us.

          A big part of the CCP Corona Crud is all about DRIVING SMALL BUSINESS BANKRUPT.

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    3. Remember Bloomberg’s nasty belittling of farmers?

      I’m pretty sure if Bloomberg was faced with the complexities of driving those big machines, let alone being able to run a farm… he’d be forced to eat his dismissive words about farmers. Bloomberg is the typical elitist snob who couldn’t survive without all the things his money could buy.

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    1. Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump
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      1h
      Congratulations to future Republican Star Marjorie Taylor Greene on a big Congressional primary win in Georgia against a very tough and smart opponent. Marjorie is strong on everything and never gives up – a real WINNER!

      Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump
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      1h
      Watched @billmaher last week for the first time in a long time. He’s totally SHOT, looks terrible, exhausted, gaunt, and weak. If there was ever a good reason for no shutdown, check out this jerk. He never had much going for him, but whatever he did have is missing in action!

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        1. Yes, Jordan Sather’s video last Sunday (or was it the week before…) he goes over the real possibility that some non-MAGA peeps are running for office as shills with a QANON patina painted over the top.

          He went into the timeline of a couple of them and there were certainly some that are leftists posing as MAGA.

          Like

    2. Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump
      ·
      1h
      The “suburban housewife” will be voting for me. They want safety & are thrilled that I ended the long running program where low income housing would invade their neighborhood. Biden would reinstall it, in a bigger form, with Corey Booker in charge!
      @foxandfriends

      @MariaBartiromo

      Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump
      ·
      2h
      96% Approval Rating in the Republican Party. Thank you! Also, leading in most swing states!

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      1. This is actually a big deal for BLACK ‘BURBS. They will be DESTROYED FIRST.

        Yes, such a thing exists. There are some nice neighborhoods that are mostly black, very middle class, crime-free and – TRUST ME – they will be destroyed FIRST, because they’re the easiest to infect with crime-magnet housing that benefits SLUMLORDS like Valerie Jarrett, and DESTROYING THEM will shift votes BACK to DEMOCRATS.

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  13. The Library

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/tiktok-tracked-user-data-using-tactic-banned-by-google-11597176738?mod=e2tw
    WSJ

    WSJ News Exclusive | TikTok Tracked User Data Using Tactic Banned by Google

    TikTok skirted a privacy safeguard in Google’s Android operating system to collect unique identifiers from millions of mobile devices, data that allows the app to track users online without allowing them to opt out, a Wall Street Journal analysis has found.

    295views
    Harold Wren
    ,
    21:48

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  14. AMERICA’S MAYOR AND ACE PROSECUTOR – RUDY GUILIANI lets loose on Kamala Harris:
    ““American prosecutors wield awesome and terrible powers that lend themselves easily to abuse, and Senator Kamala Harris, formerly the attorney general of California, is an enthusiastic abuser of them.”

    and points to this National Review article: On Kamala Harris by Kevin D. Williamson – https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/on-kamala-harris/

    https://twitter.com/RudyGiuliani/status/1293518314069794816.

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  15. This one is important. Will have to check CDAN for any insights.

    https://twitter.com/i/events/1293523729620729856..

    Variety
    @Variety
    ·
    3h

    Sumner Redstone, Towering Media Mogul Who Helped Shape Modern Entertainment Industry, Dies at 97

    Sumner Redstone, a towering figure in media who built his father’s drive-in theater business into an empire that included Viacom, Paramount Pictures and CBS Corp., died Aug. 11 at his home in Los…

    “National Amusements, the Redstone family’s private holding company that controls what is now ViacomCBS, confirmed that Redstone died Tuesday afternoon.” — Variety

    https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/sumner-redstone-dead-97-viacom-cbs-paramount-1234732722/

    Sumner Redstone, Towering Media Mogul Who Helped Shape Modern Entertainment Industry, Dies at 97
    Boston-bred executive built an industry giant with the acquisitions of Viacom, Paramount Pictures and CBS Corp.

    Sumner Redstone, a towering figure in media who built his father’s drive-in theater business into an empire that included Viacom, Paramount Pictures and CBS Corp., only to see his legacy tarnished in his final years by corporate battles and sordid allegations by former girlfriends, died Aug. 11 at his home in Los Angeles. He was 97.

    National Amusements, the Redstone family’s private holding company that controls what is now ViacomCBS, confirmed that Redstone died Tuesday afternoon. After years of public battles with family members, Redstone had been in close contact over the past three years with his daughter, ViacomCBS chairman Shari Redstone, and others in his extended family.

    “My father led an extraordinary life that not only shaped entertainment as we know it today, but created an incredible family legacy,” Shari Redstone told Variety in a statement. “Through it all, we shared a great love for one another and he was a wonderful father, grandfather and great-grandfather. I am so proud to be his daughter and I will miss him always.”

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    1. Johnathan looks like he is worth following
      Jonathan (Parler: jcho710)
      @jcho710
      Author of upcoming book on DLT (decentralization tech), former Trader at the Chicago Board of Trade. Crypto Analyst at Trends Research Institute. Harvard ’08. From Seoul, Republic of Korea
      *https://twitter.com/jcho710

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    Ian Miles Cheong@stillgray
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    12h
    If you’re offended by memes but not by this you have your priorities mixed up.
    Quote Tweet

    Ian Miles Cheong@stillgray

    · 13h
    Looting and robbing people is reparations says Black Lives Matter activist.

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        1. The stormwater system was put in in the city about 110 years ago. Somewhere in there. We have a lot more that’s paved over and concrete now than we did at the time. In some spots, the sheer volume of water coming from the sky and then forced into finite arteries just overwhelms the system.

          It’s going to be expensive, but it’s a price of civilization.

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          1. Columbia had the same problem. There was a R/R under pass that almost always flooded when we got the afternoon thunderstorms. That was back in the 1970s so I have no idea if they ever fixed the problem.

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    1. “…Epstein bankrolled Jean-Luc’s modelling agency, and in return the scout allegedly supplied him with a string of young women to abuse.

      Jean-Luc, who is also facing an investigation in France, strongly denied the claims before vanishing last year, shortly after Epstein died.

      According to La Parisien he has since be traced to South America, though it is unclear exactly where he is hiding….”

      Hopefully it is Gitmo!

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    1. I have a theory that all individuals with natal brain damage become DIMs, 100% of the “PROGRESSIVE” type.

      Please explain to me what is progressive about these sociopathic degenerative domestic terrorists?

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