2020·08·15 KMAG Daily Thread

Shitstorm Saturday?

I keep hoping to be able to describe the day as “Shitstorm Saturday” but it hasn’t quite happened yet.

Perhaps the Clinesmith thing will turn out–at long last!! to be the fatal crack in the damned dam.

As for that fraudster Sundance…it sounds like he’s delaying now. His bluff has been called. Well, putting it that way assumes Barr is actually paying attention to the pipsqueak.

We need to get going on Justice.

A Reminder Of Today’s Issues.

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

Needs to happen, soon.

Musical Interlude

When I was in exile in the People’s Respublik of Kalifornia (PRK), I came to associate this bit of music with my beloved home state of Colorado. No obvious reason for it but to at least one friend of mine at the time it made perfect sense.

Lawyer Appeasement Section

OK now for the fine print.

Please note that our menu has changed, please listen to all of the options.

This is the WQTH Daily Thread. You know the drill. There’s no Political 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 first rule of gun safety: Don’t let the government take your guns.
5. The gun is always loaded.
5a. If you actually want the gun to be loaded, like because you’re checking out a bump in the night, then it’s empty.
6. Never point the gun at anything you’re not willing to destroy.
7. Keep your finger off the trigger until ready to fire.
8. Be sure of your target and what is behind it.
9. Social Justice Warriors, ANTIFA pukes, BLM hypocrites, and other assorted varieties of Marxists can go copulate with themselves, or if insufficiently limber, may substitute a rusty wire brush suitable for cleaning the bore of a twelve or ten gauge.

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

Coin of The Day

As a coin collector, I have a superpower.

I can make change for a cent. Not that I ever would, not this way.

“Classic Head” half cent.

Yes, there is such a thing as a half cent. And it weighed in at 84 grains (yes, the same grains as bullets and powder), pure copper. Our current cent, before mid-1982 when it suffered the ignominy and debasement of being made out of zinc with a copper coating on it, weighed 48 grains, making the half cent 1.75 times as massive as the old “small cent.”

So if you own two of these, you can break a cent, but you’d be ill-advised unless the cent is a very valuable one.

Before 1857, the United States had what collectors now call “Large Cents” (in contrast to the current “Small Cent”) and these half cents. Many collectors specialize in these coins, especially the large cents, to the point where there’s even a sizeable club (Early American Coppers) dedicated to collecting them. They’ll collect them not only by date, but by variety–every die that was used to make these had minor (and sometimes not so minor) differences, and people have studied those for at least a hundred and fifty years. And if you think those people surely have no lives, how about the ones who specialize in one die pair and try to collect coins from when that die was new versus when it was falling apart and had to be retired?

Collectors consider large cents to be totally different from small cents. A reference book on US coins, which is typically divided into chapters by denomination, will of course distinguish between the silver dollar and the gold dollar as well (and the silver three cent piece, and nickel three cent piece, and the half dime and the copper-nickel “nickel”). But even though large cents and small cents are (er…dammit until 1982) largely made of copper, they get separate chapters.

Half cents are not collected as avidly as large cents, and are thus considerably less expensive even though there are many fewer of them out there. (Should there suddenly be a great interest in them, their values will climb, quite a bit.)

The problem that these coins faced when they were current, was their weight. 168 grains for a large cent is more than midway between the weight of a (silver) quarter and a (silver) half dollar, yet the bugger was only worth one cent. They saw little use outside of major cities, but even that demand was enough that the mint cranked them out, every year between 1793 and 1857, except for 1815 when no copper was available. People didn’t care for the weight, but they really had no alternative.

The half cent was also bulky for its value, but the denomination itself was nearly useless, so the mint made them only sporadically. Consider the time spans of the different designs: Liberty Cap (1793-1797) to Draped Bust (1800-1808) to Classic Head (1809-1836) to Braided Hair (1840-1857). There are gaps between all but two of these designs when no half cents were made. None were made from 1812-1824. And the first ten years of Braided Hair half cents were only proof specimens made for collectors, none for general use.

One technological change partway through the series was that in 1831, the mint started using a new press that would actually put the coin in a collar while being struck, instead of letting the thing squeeze out between the dies while being struck.

The mint only made operating profit by making cents and half cents. Silver and gold coinage was specified to be of full intrinsic value, but the copper in a large cent, at least initially, was worth less than a cent. But as the 19th century proceeded, that profit became smaller and smaller, and eventually it was decided to do something different.

And now for the rest of the story…

Midway through 1857, the small cent was introduced, and the old coppers, both of them, discontinued, but it wasn’t quite the small cent you knew as a child. It was considerably thicker, and was 12% nickel. That nickel additive had the effect of making it much more difficult for the cent to tarnish; even today they are all a light tan color. However the metal was harder, meaning it was more difficult to strike into coins. The cent weighed in at 72 grains (an extra 50% in weight compared to the pre-1982 cents we grew up with), and bore a flying eagle on its face.

They were instantly popular with the public, and ironically coin collecting got a considerable boost (almost nobody collected coins before that date) as nostalgia for the large cent and half cent increased and people decided to save them.

That was changed in 1859 to an Indian head, the reverse wreath changed the next year, and finally, in 1864 the cent was made thinner and the nickel was removed from the alloy, bringing it to its “modern” spec of 48 grams of copper (with a small admixture of zinc and, usually, tin). The cent stayed in that form with two major design changes until 1982. (In 1909 Lincoln replaced the Indian and wheat ears replaced the old wreath on the reverse, and in 1959 the Lincoln Memorial replaced the wheat ears, both events in celebration of major anniversaries of Lincoln’s birth in 1809). There was one exception; in 1943 the cent was made of galvanized steel to save copper for the war effort (unfortunately, it was too easily confused with a dime in that color).

The lowly cent, disregarded and now suffering the shame of being made out of a metal regarded as the very epitome of “cheap,” indeed has a long and honorable past, even including a time when it had a lesser sibling, the half cent.

Standard disclaimer: Neither these, nor any other coins I show here, are ones I own. In some cases (but by no means all or even most of them) I own a similar coin or coins. But even when I do, it’s not as nice as the pictures I find on the internet.

Obligatory PSA/Reminder

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

Remember Hong Kong!!! And remember the tens of millions who died under the “Great Helmsman” Chairman Mao.

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

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

For my money the Great Helmsman is Hikaru Sulu (even if the actor is a dingbat).

452 thoughts on “2020·08·15 KMAG Daily Thread

  1. Since we’ve now done a ha’penny, perhaps we can sometime leave the New World and contemplate the abomination that is the Shilling.

    And, of course, wonder how the Brits were making change in L-s-d long before the psychedelic was invented.

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    1. To be persnickety about it, no, we haven’t done a ha’penny, as it’s not half a penny, it is half a cent.

      A shilling back in those days was worth roughly the same as a quarter dollar, so a penny, 1/12 of a shilling, was worth a skosh more than two cents, and a ha’penny would have roughly been worth a cent, and a farthing worth about half a cent.

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        1. Zorro the Gay blade, and the other one might for all I know predate movies. I know that rhythm has been used for knocking for decades; it was the POW secret knock in the Hanoi Hilton (the VC apparently couldn’t figure it out)…but it played a major role in Roger Rabbit.

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              1. LOL, when he had him PRAY for peace to the ”

                “A small gift to you and your order”

                “Your horse and your gold are gift ENOUGH the peeple (misspelled purposefully) thank you your excellency!”

                “Now you mock God, you have him and me against yo…fruitcake”

                Ah, simpler times where we could just LAUGH and not worry about the implications, and NOT have to read in anything to it other than it was a JOKE.

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        2. Oh, and 2 bits, four bits, six bits a peso is absolutely spang-on historically accurate as the Spanish 8 Reales coin (which we called a “dollar”) was called a Peso, and Mexico kept the 8 reales/bits to a Peso for quite some time after independence.

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              1. Now THAT would be surprising given the comics I was aware of. The science and physics were made up.

                The vocabulary was a different story, however, I first saw “hitherto” and “annihilate” in DC comics as a kid.

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              2. I’ve not paid even the slightest attention since the 90s, which from what I hear is probably a good thing. And even the 90s, not much. So that puts things back in the 70s.

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      1. and the Tuppence and the two shilling and so on.

        English slang for their own money is probably a lengthy topic, but it all changed in 1971 when the shilling (1/20th of a pound) got replaced by the 5 new pence and they finally went decimal. (We didn’t invent decimal coinage; in Europe, at least, Russia did in 1700.)


    1. “Top Reply…..Where’s Ghislaine Maxwell???”


      Well, where is the most ridiculous place in all the world where they COULD put her?

      Because the answer to that question is almost certainly where she actually is.

      I’m guessing she’s in Eptsein’s cell, and she will commit suicide by hanging herself with toilet paper while the guards are asleep and none of the many cameras are working.

      Because that’s the most absurd and ridiculous scenario I can think of.

      And no one does absurd and ridiculous like the U.S. government.


      So if past behavior is the best predictor of future conduct, then the answer to the question in classic ‘Clue’ format is:

      Ghislaine, in Epstein’s cell, with the toilet paper.

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    2. FYI :

      The Manhattan Detention Complex (MDC; aka “The Tombs”) is a New York City Department of Correction facility.

      Not to be confused with the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC), located nearby in Manhattan,
      The Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC), located in Brooklyn (this is where is Gislaine Maxwell is reported to be),
      Both of which are part of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP).

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              1. They’re not terribly rare (beyond the rarity of gold itself), many sell for not much over melt value even in uncirculated condition, and if gold drops, their prices will drop. Of course there are some dates that are rare (eg, stuff from the 1850s-70s) but as a class they are not rare.

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              2. I was thinking of those rare 1800s ear mint “proofs” Speaking of mints, why the hell is the left perpetuating the “coin shortage” Don’t we have three mints, Denver, PA, and SF? Isn’t there BILLIONS in circulation?

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              3. I don’t understand that either.

                BILLIONS of coins are made every year. How can they all just disappear, year after year? There should be enough coins already out there to last for decades if not centuries.

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              4. Actually, my questions stands, coin shortage or no.

                Where do the billions of coins produced every year disappear to? They can’t possibly be getting *consumed* somewhere, right?

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            1. I’ve wondered.
              How many fish ponds and jars full of coins could there possible be?
              Or… does the CCP have a use for the metal and just ships the coins back home?

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  2. Via LIFELOG – COVID Update:

    Coronavirus Update 8/15/2020 – Returning to play

    Daily cases nationwide are trending down slowly as our deaths. In Texas cases are now slowly coming down some. We have gone from around 8,000 per day to in the 6,000’s now. Also deaths at 203 which is also pretty stable. The mortality rate is slowly rising now at 1.8%.

    If you want to see your local numbers look at the link below.

    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.

    Game plan for the resumption of sport and exercise.

    Since the topic of viral myocarditis has been so popular lately, here is an article from May on their suggestions for returning to play after Covid-19. It looks to be very conservative in its recommendations and a very reasonable way to safely get players back on the field.

    At this point the true incidence of viral myocarditis in 18-23 year olds is unknown but we don’t have evidence that is significantly higher than other viral infections such as influenza, adenovirus, etc. Most of the data we have on viral myocarditis is on hospitalized or older patients. So let’s look at just what the members of the American College of Cardiology’s Sports & Exercise Cardiology Council are recommending.

    They start by mentioning that significant cardiac morbidity has been observed among hospitalized patients with COVID-19. This is defined as troponin levels more than the 99th percentile, electrocardiographic (EKG) and/or echocardiographic (ECHO) abnormalities which occurs in up to 22% of hospitalized patients with COVID-19, which is significantly higher compared with the approximately 1% prevalence in non–COVID-19 acute viral infections. Now this is not saying that 22% are having viral myocarditis rather this is saying that they have potential damage to their heart from ischemia (poor blood supply).

    This is not completely unexpected in hospitalized patients since we now know that severe Covid-19 frequently causes clot formation from damage to the linings of blood vessels. This essentially means patients are having many small heart attacks from their immune system attacking blood vessels. Thus, troponin levels (which measures damage to the heart muscle) becomes elevated. Once this happens you develop EKG changes (electrical damage) or wall motion damage you can see on the ECHO.

    Now remember the data we are looking at is mainly on hospitalized and older patients so these things are much more frequent in these age groups vs 20 year olds. So now that we have the background knowledge of what these tests look for lets review the recommendations.

    “For athletes who are negative for COVID-19, return to exercise training is permissible without any additional testing. However, asymptomatic athletes who test positive for COVID-19 antigen (active infection) should refrain from exercise training for at least 2 weeks from the date of positive test result and follow strict isolation guidelines. If athletes remain asymptomatic, slow resumption of activity should be guided under direction from their medical professional.

    For those asymptomatic individuals with detected COVID-19 antibodies in response to prior infection, we recommend similar evaluation as the asymptomatic athlete with positive COVID-19 test results, and cardiac testing should be considered if there is concern for cardiac involvement.

    For athletes who are positive for COVID-19 and develop mild or moderate symptoms, we recommend a minimum of 2 weeks’ cessation of any exercise training from symptom resolution. Whether the increased risk of myocardial injury in hospitalized patients with COVID-19 translates to mildly ill nonhospitalized patients is unknown but underscores the need to carefully consider the possibility of cardiac injury among nonhospitalized patients with COVID-19.
    For recovered individuals ready to resume training after temporal restrictions, we recommend a careful, clinical cardiovascular evaluation in combination with troponin levels and imaging. Further adjunctive testing with cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, exercise testing, or ambulatory rhythm monitoring should be based on the clinical course and initial testing. With no symptoms and no objective evidence of cardiac involvement, a return-to-exercise training with close clinical follow-up would be reasonable. If testing suggests cardiac involvement, return to play should be based on myocarditis return-to-play guidelines.”
    So this is a very conservative set of guidelines that could be used for schools overly concerned with viral myocarditis. The authors acknowledge that these are very conservative and could change as more knowledge about the incidence of viral myocarditis in this age group is obtained. I would say that Covid-19 positive patients with only mild symptoms do not likely need a troponin, EKG, and ECHO done, but I also understand them being extra cautious until we have more data on this. I agree with doing this on athletes with significant symptoms as you don’t want to stress the heart with aggressive exercise until you know it is healthy. So overall, it is a very good starting protocol for team physicians to use with Covid-19 athletes on returning to the lineup.


    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.


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    1. Are negative tests reported? For example 100,000 tested, 92,000 negative, 8,000 positive. That would put things in perspective. Why isn’t the Corona Task Force reporting this wayI?

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      1. see, that is the FARCE of using statistics. Stats are dependent upon your frame of reference, GIGO, Garbage In, Garbage Out. Is the glass half FULL or half EMPTY, depends on your frame of reference.

        Dems say 8000 new positive cases, out of 100000. IT could be said 92000 negative tests, ONLY 8000 positives But, they DON’T do they? They NEVER mention negative tests, or the fact that the mortality rate of 2 % means that 98% SURVIVE. It is a psychological trick.

        Wait till the populace discovers they were LIED to, and put through ALL this SHIT, for NOTHING but a new case of the flu. It will make these “peaceful” protests look LAME.

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  3. So I was thinking Monday interview, Adam says today.

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    1. Trump was ALSO told he wasn’t a target, but that was a LIE. I hope Brennan thinks he is in the clear, it will make his fall that much SWEETER. Might I suggest a 4 am raid, with 50 federal agents armed with automatic weapons, dogs, an amphibious unit, with Fox news there on a “hunch” filming it all LIVE.

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    2. So, if I believe Sundance was pushed out until Tuesday, then whatever thing that Barr/Durham does will have to happen on Monday.

      Monday, August 17, 2020.

      The Qth of August. I think this was the date all along.

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  4. This seems to be an important development (sorry if already shared–I can’t keep up)…

    & Alex Jones’ comments…

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    1. Moar on Millie…

      & for Millie, America, & freedom loving people…

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    2. Pure speculation here but could Millie’s arrest & stop of release of ShadowNet/ShadowGate info have something to do with this? Could this be an “exercise” like event 201 which is just a cover for a worldwide draconian intervention?

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    3. I think Millie lives in Austin, TX…?
      Not sure.

      But this is especially disturbing if it happened in Texas.

      However, Austin is under leftist control, so…if this did happen there, then it was done to her by the Left.

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        1. Well the crackdown on Conservative Voices *here*…is happening at the same time that the ChiComs are cracking down on anyone who dares to speak out about them.

          I think it’s connected!

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              1. Yes!
                Everywhere that Leftists have enough control to censor Conservatives…they are doing it.

                While the enemedia is noticeably silent about anything that the ChiComs are doing…which is a form of censorship too.

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              2. Yep.
                That’s why it’s so outrageous that they would accuse PDJT of “collusion”…when they are the ones who are doing it, bigtime.

                But then, the Left always accuses others of the crimes that they themselves have been doing.

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      1. Apparently, she was NOT given Miranda EITHER, NO officer puts a perp in custody, regardless of WHO with out stating “you are under arrest” Miranda, and cuffs. They ALSO must sow the warrant. I severely doubt they would ALSO allow her to film her arrest, Not against Ms Weaver, but something about the “officer” or “sheriff” was OFF.

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        1. Maybe the Sheriff was a black hat and they are taking her illegally to black hats who will interrogate her? They will fabricate a crime just as they did with Flynn and maybe we never see her again like the communist do and the Nazis did. God help us what happened to this country. Her poor baby boy he was so confused. Why was there only one Sheriff was he real?
          Why did she not call her lawyer she must have one.
          My mind sees many scenarios and I know it’s because I have seen evil in government before.

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    4. This article explains a lot of it. 3 month old “indictment” acted on the day the documentary is to be released. Tore did release it, and her main account was suspended. She has a back up.

      Somebody does not want this information out there.



      See new Tweets
      The STATE OF OHIO sat on FALSE CHARGE INDICTMENTS for 3+ Months and popped it TODAY – TODAY that she was releasing her video…
      who is the CORRUPT COP? WTF. I can’t believe this – we will EXPOSE every single person involved who used a DRUG ADDICT to frame millie

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  5. “Problem is, Brennan was told he wasnt a target and will not face charges. ”


    The President of the United States was told he wasn’t a target, by no less than the former head of the FIB, Mr. Goofy Jim Comey himself, wasn’t he?

    Not once, not twice, but thrice:

    And yet that turned out to be untrue…

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  6. Love & Joy. It IS worth it, no matter how hard or complex the road–I Know!

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  7. This looks to be helpful info & possibly suitable for redpilling, FYI:

    Here are the first 3 threads she shares:

    I haven’t reviewed any of the threads above, so am just sharing them FYI. Blessings!

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    1. She added this thread to the discussion of how the US Gov’t & US Military can only administer the Death Penalty via lethal injection…

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    2. There was also this capture of the Graham Kavenaugh discussion. I really like the implications of the last image for the current rioters/insurrectionists, at least those that have come after the federal gov’t or fed property…hmmm…

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  8. This guy has been making videos about China for years.

    He has not been squeamish about telling the Truth about what goes on in China…and has been a good source of info about the goings on there.

    But now, the ChiComs are trying to shut down everyone who has been speaking out about what the CCP is doing.

    He talks about how the ChiComs are arresting and charging people with…”Collusion”.
    “Collusion with foreign powers.”


    That sounds familiar.

    The ChiComs have tentacles everywhere.

    The above video 👆 was posted yesterday…and this is the video 👇 that he and his partner posted the day before:

    They talk about this Huge Propaganda Push that the ChiComs are doing right now.

    It must have hit a nerve.

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    1. Large dam in China and virtual dam in DC….looks as though both are under severe stress and may break apart at any time. Knowing Q, he probably has it posted in some previous communication as to the exact date and time for both! 😉

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    1. This was in the replies:

      And also this…with a question to Dan Scavino about it:

      “Dan can you explain this one for us ?”

      Hmm…looks like they wanted to lift up Biden so that the bookcases would be right behind him for the video shoot.

      Question is, Why?

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        1. That makes no sense on the angles or the lighting, the lights and cameras are on adjustable tripods, there is a black out curtain in the background, they would have total control on the lighting. Does Biden have back problems? Problems sitting up straight, and was this used to make him not “hunch” over.?

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          1. You could be correct…I’m Only going on the basis of working with camera crews during Miss Pageant. Don’t forget this isn’t in-studio equipment. If not careful, you get a lot of “nostril” as well as “turkey necks” shots.

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  9. Clips from Tucker’s Friday night show.

    Opening monologue — he talks about how the Dems are destroying our country with these continued Lockdowns.

    “Anything that brings people together…that unites us as a nation…that gives people pride in their country…must be stopped.”

    “Anything that causes division, fear, panic, anxiety, hatred?…Must be amplified.”

    In this clip, Tucker talks about the Ivy League Discrimination against Asian and White students.

    “Are we okay with that?”, he asks.

    “Shut up, say Democrats…Stop talking about it, it’s not a real problem!”

    And he is just getting warmed up there.

    In both these clips…Tucker mispronounces “Kamala”. Heheh.

    In the first one he calls her “KARmala” and in the second one he pronounces it “CAMala”.

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        1. I made a very rare “outing” few days ago to our public library to renew my library care so I order audio books on line. I called ahead to inform them I do not wear a mask…would that be an issue. I was assured that although masks are required, if I informed them I was unable to wear one (no questions asked), it would be acceptable.
          So that’s what I did but, of course, everyone working there wore one. I dealt with 2 different employees and had to ask them to repeat almost every sentence.

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    1. This was posted by one of the accounts I follow on Twitter. THIS is what I miss so badly in this ridiculous time. Making music like this from one of the Sistine Chapel Music Directors. Palestrina is the one who really elevated Renaissance polyphony and what kills me is that the professional musician organizations are so in the tank for the left, that they will probably require proof of immunity in the form of a vaccine to a bug I think I had before allowing singers into choirs. Yeah, no vaccine for me.

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        1. Hmmmm, video unavailable. How convenient.

          DP, a number of Lent’s ago, Salve Regina was resounding in my head, music wise. I decided to look it up and learn the words. Ended up teaching myself the entire hymn in Latin, as one would expect. I ended up being determined to learn it as part of my Lenten practice that year.
          I REALLY want to learn Pange Lingua, and will, just haven’t dedicated myself to it. I think it may be time to do so. (I played it while babysitting for my first grand child on our morning stroll. It was so beautiful. I can still hear it and see the sun, hear the birds, feel the September chill in the air, noticing how my grand child was enveloped in the hymn as we strolled. Glory and Praise to our God !!
          Thank You, God! Thank You, Jesus!
          Thank you for your post of Salve Regina that reminded me of it all, DP. ♥️

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          1. Pange Lingua, Gloriosi…..

            I so know Pange Lingua better in Latin. Start with Tantum Ergo. It’s the last two verses.

            I was in the Cathedral Choir and remember an older priest just belting the Pange Linua out at the Mass of the Lord’s Supper. Vat II took so much away from the people who loved the old ways….

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            1. I actually did do that! I have learned the Tantum Ergo. It’s a beautiful hymn.

              Vatican II, to me, did more harm than good to the people, and the Church as a whole. Pope Saint JP II was a blessing.

              In very impressed you know the whole hymn in Latin! I love to sing in church and am not embarrassed with my not stellar voice, at all. All for His Glory!! Pitch perfect, or not. After all, He gave me this voice, right!? 🤗

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              1. 🤓 🤪
                Auto correct actually changed it To Tantrum, but luckily, I thought I caught it and corrected it. Darn auto correct.

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              2. LOL, I can see it doing that! I call it autoincorrect (and it flags that!). I think I’ve pretty much disabled it (though it does red-underline things). A sometimes-hilarious site is damnyouautocorrect.com, though it concerns texts, not blog comments.

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    2. Ferragosto. Every other summer we’re in Orvieto at this time. Hubby conducts and teaches at a string festival based there. Tonight would be the big hoopla at the duomo – starting time 9:30ish. No festival this year, we wonder if it will happen again.

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  10. Masks & Children.

    The Commies have been taking Aim at our kids. Not just the Marxist brain washing but DESTROYING those who are intellectually gifted.

    From my notes a decade ago:
    Kelvin Vaughan asks on December 18, 2011

    “Have most scientists been on mind bending drugs at university?”

    If it is in the USA the answer may well be YES.
    1. Most work is actually done by grad students and the prof sticks his name on their work.

    2. Children given Ritalin to control hyperactivity could be permanently brain damaged, it was claimed yesterday. Research suggests the controversial ‘chemical cosh’ drug raises the risk of depression and anxiety in adulthood.Ritalin alters the brain’s chemical composition so that it has a lasting effect on mental health, US scientists believe. Because these changes take place while a child’s brain is growing, they could cause irreversible damage….

    3. In 1996, 10 percent to 12 percent of all American schoolboys were taking the addictive Ritalin.

    4. The 700% increase in psychostimulant use that occurred in the 1990s justifies concern about potential overdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment of child behavior problems… from the early to mid-1990s the rate of ADHD treatment (i.e., school-administered Ritalin) among white boys in Baltimore County elementary schools was over 15%….

    5. As many as 20 percent of college students have used Ritalin or Adderall to study, write papers and take exams, according to recent surveys focused on individual campuses. A study released this month by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia found that the number of teenagers who admit to abusing prescription medications tripled from 1992 to 2003, while in the general population such abuse had doubled….


    As a result the US IQ fell from 100 to 98 and we now have a major drug problem.


    This doesn’t target 10% to 20%, it targets ALL children attending public OR PRIVATE Schools. We have zero idea what long term mask wears does to children BUT YOU CAN BET YOUR BOOTIES THE CHYNA KNOWS!

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  11. Indo-Pacific News

    #THREAD: #US GOP senator calls on #China to repay $1.6T of century-old debt

    The bonds, backed by gold, were issued in 1912

    Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz, introduced a resolution calling on China to repay US bondholders over $1.6 trillion of sovereign debt

    Text of the five more tweets in this thread:

    “China has repeatedly failed to honor its obligations to America, taking American families’ money & jobs,” McSally said. “Well, the abuse ends here. We are holding China accountable for their debt & for unleashing coronavirus on the world. We demand China pay back the debt.”

    The bonds, which are backed by gold, were issued by the Republic of China as long ago as 1912. The government’s leaders fled to Taiwan following the end of Chairman Mao Zedong’s revolution in 1949.

    Beijing maintains Taiwan is part of China, and under international law, successor governments are responsible for the debts of their predecessors.

    British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in 1987 ordered Beijing to pay Brits for their holdings or lose access to British capital markets, enticing then-Chinese President Li Xiannian’s government to reach a settlement of 23.5 million British pounds.

    By paying some bondholders and not others, Beijing is technically in selective default, according to the ratings of bond-risk firms Moody’s, Standard & Poors and Fitch, and cannot access the international debt market until it pays the remaining holders.

    ……………….End of text.

    The ChiComs have tried to get away with saying that Debt is not theirs, that it dates back to the previous government…and that wasn’t us.

    But when they paid the Brits back in 1987, they set a precedent of paying on the previous debts.
    So that argument doesn’t hold up.

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  12. Brian Cates has a new thread.
    VERY IMPORTANT!!! Please read the entire thread.
    EXCERPT to entice:

    The biggest revelation today was that the FBI and the DOJ under Obama/Biden, Lynch & Comey, and then even under Jeff Sessions and Christopher Wray, continued to hide the fact that Crossfire Hurricane began as a FARA investigation, not as a counterintelligence investigation.

    That means from the **very start** Crossfire Hurricane began as a criminal investigation into illegal lobbying activity by unregistered persons affiliated with the Trump campaign suspected of working as agents of foreign governments.

    It was NOT an intelligence matter.
    This means once again, @DevinNunes is **VINDICATED**.

    He said all along this supposed ‘counterintelligence investigation’ of the Trump campaign had no real **intelligence predicate**.

    That means it **began as something else** that was being covered up.
    Crossfire Hurricane began as a criminal probe in an attempt to accuse Trump-campaign affiliates of being illegal foreign **lobbyists**.

    The distinction between a foreign lobbyist and a foreign agent/spy is pretty damn big.
    FARA is handled by the **criminal division** of the DOJ/FBI.

    The FARA division was created to prosecute illegal foreign agents who are lobbying/influencing things in DC & elsewhere without having registered with the federal government.
    This is why you’ve been watching a bunch of CCP-affiliated scientists and researchers at US universities being arrested in recent months.

    They were all working as agents of a foreign government – China – without having disclosed they were being paid by the CCP to do that.
    Now the question becomes **why** did the SpyGate plotters become so determined to **hide** the true origins of Crossfire Hurricane’s spying on the Trump campaign by lying about it for over three years by claiming it began as a **counterintellgence** investigation.?
    Well I’ll tell you.

    In a criminal investigation, you’re limited to warrants based on probable cause.


    But we still don’t have the whole story.

    Something happened during the Fall of 2016, either in September or October, to cause the officials involved to suddenly make the decision to present Crossfire Hurricane as a counterintel investigation from the very beginning.
    And with the Clinesmith indictment today, that cat is now out of the bag.

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      1. Oh, sorry, Gail – it will be HOURS before we can ‘Wakey Watkey, Studly Steve!!!

        Can only imagine the gruesome discovery you have made – dunno if I want to know, either…

        Saw a picture of a ‘staph’ infection – they believed was caused by wearing a mask – made me sick!!!

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      2. Yep…I just looked and it’s in the Spam bin, Gail.

        It’s a great comment, too!

        It might have been kicked into Spam because of the way you structured the numbered paragraphs as links?
        I dunno.
        Akismet gets twitchy about such things sometimes.

        Wish I could get it out of there…but since I wasn’t the author on this thread, it will have to be Steve or Wolf who can release it.

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        1. Thanks for looking.

          And ya, it just came to me that this mask thing is ANOTHER attack on our children with the aim of permanent brain damage just like Ritalin. Chyna wants to make SURE the USA is NOT COMPETITIVE and the best way is to brain damage the kids.

          10 to 20% of US kids put on Ridalin…
          In 1996, 10 percent to 12 percent of all American schoolboys were taking the addictive Ritalin.

          As many as 20 percent of college students have used Ritalin or Adderall to study, write papers and take exams, according to recent surveys focused on individual campuses.


          “According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 19.7 million American adults (aged 12 and older) battled a substance use disorder in 2017.1…..” [That is close to 10%]

          “In 2017, 8.5 million American adults suffered from both a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder, or co-occurring disorders.1

          Drug abuse and addiction cost American society more than $740 billion annually in lost workplace productivity, healthcare expenses, and crime-related costs.2….”


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          1. Oh yes, absolutely, Gail.

            The ChiComs would love to damage the intellectual capacity of our children.
            They are evil enough to do that.

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            1. Please keep my DIL in your prayers. Teacher returning to HS to teach in September and required to wear a mask. Six months pregnant by then. Please pray for the baby’s good health and development and mom’s safety. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

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              1. I’m more concerned for the lack of oxygen she’ll not be getting while wearing that damn face diaper than of cv. For the baby’s development and her safety too.
                🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 Lord God, hear our prayer.

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          HMMmmm maybe I need to make some homemade spagetti….

          Actually I probably will be making egplant lasagna, heavy on the meat since I have all the fixings.

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    1. NOT, quite. See Cates is under the impression that this began with PAGE, and it DOESN’T it goes back BEFORE 2016, to EARLY 2015. It is ALL based on the dossier, and EVERYTHING since has been trying to HIDE it at first, then USE it as a predicate for the spying, and then USE it as justification FOR ITSSELF later.

      Manafort, Page, Cohen, Papadopoulos were ALL used as an ATTEMPT to at FIRST justify the dossier, and THEN as “retroactive” cover FOR all the spying that occurred BEFORE Crossfire. IT ALL always used the dossier as the PREDICATE, even Mueller.

      The TRUE nature, requestor, and sources and methods used to CREATE the dossier is what they CONTINUE to try and hide, because it ALL leads to Obama.

      Oh, and Flynn and Sessions were “hit” because Flynn WOULD HAVE discovered and revealed the plots, and Sessions would have STOPPED and prosecuted the plotters, but they were both “eliminated, and ort neutered.

      The Cabal has ALWAYS had a timeline problem, and the FACT that the dossier was used both as predicate AND justification, for its self.

      Cates has MISSED it. He is focused on Manafort and Cohen and even page having FARA violations as a retroactive justification. Not realizing the DOSSIER is where those intimated FARA stuff came from, and that Cohen was MIS ATTRIBUTED in the dossier, and Page was added MUCH later as an “agent of a foreign power” because he had ACTUAL ties to a Russian Oligarch. Manafort was set up by the black ledger which was a LIE perpetuated by Alexandra Chalupa, Marie Yovanovich and State (Kerry).

      THEN they screwed up and brought he Ukraine stuff to light with the Shampeachment, ANOTHER blunder by Schiff. Biden is FAR more implicated in Ukraine, along with Obama, Pelosi, Kerry, and others, than Trump EVER would be,

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  13. Raymond Arroyo talks about the plague of Snitches that the Dems are unleashing on us.

    They are calling them “Contact Tracers” and “Health Ambassadors”.
    But they are actually snoops and snitches.

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  14. H/T NICCO

    LORD, i thank You and pray that You continue to keep President Donald John Trump in Your hands.

    We cover him and his family with the precious blood of Jesus Christ and that the fire of Your Holy Spirit surround them with the fire of Your glory according to Zachariah 2;5.

    That no plot, no plan, no power, no principality, and no demon in hell will prosper.

    He will not be impeached, assassinated or harmed in any way, and that no weapon formed against him or his family and this nation shall prosper.

    Lord, we thank You and glorify Your holy name – in Jesus’ name, we pray, Amen.

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    1. I only caught a brief look, with no volume, and I was struck at how very uncomfortable KAM a la appeared. Anyone curious enough to watch it and comment?

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      1. They are both linked – I think – prog – CV was released to justify the illegal voting – after all – their plan was to keep us in ‘lockdown’ until after the election – when they would usurp the presidency and thereby – guarantee their illegal victory.

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  15. I mentioned this a few days ago…this is more about Papua New Guinea having the courage to slip out of China’s Debt Trap.

    The significance of this is…if other countries follow PNG’s lead, then it will severely hurt the ChiCom’s evil Belt & Road Initiative.

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    1. Half of the second largest island in the world (after Greenland). The other, western, half, used to be called Irian Jaya and is part of Indonesia (I think Indonesia renamed it “Papua” as well, so it’s confusing now).

      The third largest island in the world is Borneo, also partially owned by Indonesia (which calls it “Kalimantan”).

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    1. Hey, Patty – you back up and running – ‘puter fixed? new ‘puter? How the hey are you?

      Missed you – we all did – hope all is calm and peaceful at your humble adobe!!!

      Have a Blessed and Happy Day!!! Hugs!!!

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        1. Here’s a few suggestions for a MIL-Spec laptop 🙂 Not sure if that means bulletproof, but probably close 😎 And they do well in the drop tests…


          Best rugged laptops at a glance:
          Dell Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme
          Dell Latitude 14 Rugged
          Panasonic Toughbook CF-33
          HP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE Notebook PC
          Lenovo ThinkPad 11e

          Hope you get everything sorted soon!
          (Only thing worse than a hole in a PC is Windoze 1 0 on it 😀 )…

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            1. I managed to brick my laptop at the beginning of a trip (I was planning to use it to look over pictures I took). Turns out all that happened was the memory module shook loose, but I didn’t find that out until after I got back.

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