2021·05·22 Joe Biden Didn’t Win Daily Thread

Justice Must Be Done.

The prior election must be acknowledged as fraudulent, and steps must be taken to prosecute the fraudsters and restore integrity to the system.

Nothing else matters at this point. Talking about trying again in 2022 or 2024 is hopeless otherwise. Which is not to say one must never talk about this, but rather that one must account for this in ones planning; if fixing the fraud is not part of the plan, you have no plan.

Not an Eagle

On my way to work there’s a large nest up in a half-dead tree, and I’ve been reminding myself to take pictures sometime. Well, I finally managed to do so and I established two things. 1) The autofocus on the camera I used sucks and 2) it’s not an eagle nest; it’s some sort of falcon with a white body. (The head is dark, even if it were an eagle it’d be a golden eagle, not a bald eagle.)

Postmodernism, a/k/a “Theory”

The other day I read a book review, regarding “Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender, and Why This Harms Everybody” by Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay.

I must emphasize I have not read the book. According to the review, it doesn’t actually spend much time on many of the more politically noisome aspects of this latest version of “postmodernism,” but it is invaluable in going a step deeper in critiquing it than many others do.

A lot of the sheer nonsense pervading the Left is so crazy to anyone with a sane worldview that we find it hard to believe that the other side really believes this crap. But they do, because it is part and parcel of a nonsane worldview. And this broader worldview is discussed in the book. It makes Leftist nonsense seem at least somewhat sane within its own context.

We of course spend a lot of time here bashng “Critical Race Theory” (as it deserves) but other aspects of it are pernicious too and I thought I’d adapt the capsule summary of “Theory” I read in the review, here.

“Theory” apparently represents the latest wave of “postmodernism” which began in the 1960s with the work of Michel Foucalt. He argued that there is no such thing as objective truth. Or, if there is such a thing, it’s inaccessible to us because our knowledge is nothing but “narratives,” stories we tell each other and use to keep power.

Leaving aside the jokes playing off the fact that that statement itself is a claim to an objective truth, if there’s no such thing as objective truth, then basically anything goes.

Those two principles lie at the root of “Theory.” The next layer are four “attitudes” or methods.

  1. the blurring of boundaries between intellectual and social categories. This can result in anything from men wearing dresses to scientists relying on anecdotes.
  2. An emphasis on language as the tool that controls every aspect of life.
  3. Cultural relativism–not just in morality (e.g., cultures where behaviors we consider corrupt are considered normal, for instance) but even in epistemology. In other words the methods we use for figuring out the world around us are only valid in our culture. Some other culture can adopt other rules for determining, say, if gravity works.
  4. The lack of distinction between the individual and the universal. This means, among many other things, that “truths” (they insist on a plural there) have meaning only for a group. There aren’t any Steve truths, there are White Male truths. But there also isn’t a truth that is true for all of mankind either.

That’s the philosophic underpinning of today’s Left. No wonder they’ll believe such silly things.

It’s hard to predict what, exactly, the postmodernists will actually do with this, because as I said, these rules mean there are no rules for determining what is and isn’t true, much less what to do about a fact once it’s discovered. The PoMos themselves use bizarre jargon and revel in being incoherent. It’s a feature not a bug. And that’s a consequence of their basic beliefs. There’s no truth, “logic” is just one of many “ways of knowing” and one which must be tainted by racial/sexual/class bias…so what need to express oneself clearly or to give actual proof of one’s assertions?

Demanding that they be lucid is seen by them as a form of oppression; we’re trying to force them to use our standards.

Remember back in 1996 when Alan Sokal (a physicist) wrote a paper full of gibberish and it got accepted by a PoMo philosophy journal? The authors of this book repeated that in 2018, with over a dozen BS papers. One of those papers rephrased Mein Kampf in feminist jargon!

Cynical Theories makes the case that this stuff was apparently harmless up until the 1980s. The practitioners were unable to articulate an ideology, and couldn’t, therefore push to influence society. But in the 1990s they shifted gears. Keeping the two principles and four methods above, they fashioned a menu of separate specialist theories, e.g., “postcolonial,” “queer” and our current favorite, “critical race theory” among them, aimed at “deconstructing” things society used to take for granted, to show there was no objective truth there but just an attempt to hold power and oppress minorities. An example given in the review is “Disability and fat studies.” According to this even deaf or paralyzed people don’t suffer from their disabilities but rather from prejudice against them, held down by the network of power relations in society. So they argue that disabilities are yet another kind of “identity” and that trying to alleviate deafness or paralysis is actually oppressive and exploitative. And if a deaf or paralyzed person asks for help, he’s internalizing his own oppression.

Around about 2010 this garbage heap of “theories” coalesced into “Theory.” Collectivism is merged with the rejection of objectivity and now we have statements like “There’s no true truth but there are different truths for different categories of people.” Pluckrose and Lindsay explain “Having oppressed identities gives the oppressed a richer, more accurate view of reality-=hence we should listen to and believe their accounts of it.”

The dominant society, meaning, you guessed it, white male society, commits injustice against these groups when it fails to affirm their beliefs.

This is an inversion of Marxism, which claimed that the oppressed workers suffer from “false consciousness.” Now it’s the (alleged) oppressors who suffer from it, because they’ve been socialized to believe a certain set of “truths” that benefits them.

Special attention should be paid to the premise that language effectively constitutes reality, and blinds the majority to the fact that they are oppressing the minority. This accounts for one of the most aggravating aspects of the Left: They will insist on orthodoxy while simultaneously disowning their own efforts to enforce it.

And of course, this is why they conflate speech with violence. Because in their view, speech isn’t about reality, it is reality. A difference of opinion creates a power imbalance that threatens to erase a person’s only source of significance, which is other people “affirming” their “experience.” To listen, therefore, requires not just listening but actually affirming. Disagreement or criticism are inherently unjust.

There’s more, much more…I will probably be buying the book.

Lawyer Appeasement Section

OK now for the fine print.

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

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

And remember Wheatie’s Rules:

1. No food fights
2. No running with scissors.
3. If you bring snacks, bring enough for everyone.
4. Zeroth rule of gun safety: Don’t let the government get your guns.
5. Rule one of gun safety: 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. Rule two of gun safety: Never point the gun at anything you’re not willing to destroy.
7. Rule three: Keep your finger off the trigger until ready to fire.
8. Rule the fourth: Be sure of your target and what is behind it.

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

Spot Prices

All prices are Kitco Ask, 3PM MT Friday (at that time the markets close for the weekend).

Last week:

Gold $1844.90
Silver $27.53
Platinum $1232.00
Palladium $2949.00
Rhodium $27,600.00

This week, markets closed for the weekend at 3:00 PM Mountain Time

Gold $1880.70
Silver $27.63
Platinum $1172.00
Palladium $2834.00
Rhodium $25,500.00

Gold is doing very well. Platinum took a big hit, palladium fell 76 bucks on Friday alone, it’s now far away from its $3000+ dollar high point.. Rhodium is down, too, $1200 on Friday alone. Perhaps the PGM bubble is bursting? Realistically, it’s too early to tell.

Electricity and Magnetism (First Half)
(Part IV of a Long Series)


The general outline of this story is to start off by putting you “in touch” with the state of physics at the beginning of 1895. Physicists were feeling pretty confident that they understood most everything. Sure there were a few loose ends, but they were just loose ends.

1895 marks the year when people began tugging at the loose ends and things unraveled a bit. In the next three years, three major discoveries made it plain there was still a lot to learn at the fundamental level.

Once I’m there I will concentrate on a very, very small object…that ties in with stars, arguably the biggest objects there are (galaxies are basically collections of stars). And we would never have seen this but for those discoveries in the 1890s.

It’s such a long story I decided to break it down into pieces, and this is the second of those pieces.

And here is the caveat: I will be explaining, at first, what the scientific consensus was in 1895. So much of what I have to say is out of date, and I know it…but going past it would be a spoiler. So I’d appreciate not being “corrected” in the comments when I say things like “mass is conserved.” I know that that isn’t considered true any more, but the point is in 1895 we didn’t know that. I will get there in due time. (On the other hand, if I do misrepresent the state of understanding as it was in 1895, I do want to know it.)

Also, to avoid getting bogged down in Spockian numbers specified to nine decimal places, I’m going to round a lot of things off. I used 9.8 kg m/s2 last time for a number that’s actually closer to 9.80665, for instance, similarly for the number 32.

A couple of go-backs.

I’m actually used to dealing with newtons, joules, and watts as abbreviations, N, J and W. Of course now I’m writing for an audience of about six people many of whom haven’t taken the same classes I have, and often spelling the units out. Ignorantly, I’ve capitalized them because their abbreviations are capitalized. That was wrong. Although the names of the people the units are named after are, of course, capitalized, the units themselves should not be. I knew this 40 years ago, I forgot. For example, “The metric unit of power, the watt (W), was named after James Watt.”

I beg your pardon for this error.

More substantively, I thought I’d say a bit more about the dot product.

And this time, I will reference trigonometry. Just a teeny bit. This won’t hurt…much.

Pictorially, a dot product of two vectors is equal to the magnitude of the perpendicular projection of one vector onto the other, times the magnitude of that other vector.

OK, that’s a mouthful! Let’s call our two vectors A and B. Last time around we defined a symbol for the magnitude of a vector, so that the magnitude of A is ∥A∥ and the magnitude of B is ∥B∥. But let’s also make one more convention, let ab be the magnitude of the projection of a onto b, and let ba be the magnitude of the projection of b onto a.

So a dot product of A and B is equal to abB∥. But it works the other way, too, AB = baA∥.

Figure 4-1, graphical interpretation of the dot product.

If you drop a line from the end of A to B, so that that line hits B perpendicularly, you’re said to have projected A onto B. In this case, the length of A‘s projection onto B is ab=3.

But you can also project B onto A, as in the second part of the diagram. When you do that, the length of the projection, ba is 2.4. I didn’t measure that, but I used ratios. The length of A is 5 (it’s part of a 3:4:5 right triangle), and the length of B is very obviously 4. The two triangles formed by the vectors and the dashed “dropped” line are similar, they share one angle where the two vectors meet, and a right angle, so all of the angles have to be the same. So if the hypotenuse of one is 5, while the other is 4, the other two sides must also both be cut by 20 percent. The projection of B onto A must therefore be 20% less in length than the projection of A onto B (which we know is 3), so that length must be 2.4.

In the left hand diagram, “the magnitude of the perpendicular projection of one vector [A] onto the other [B]” is 3. The “magnitude of that other vector [B]” is 4. The product is 12.

In the right hand diagram, these numbers are 2.4 and 5, respectively. The product of these two is also 12.

The dot product of these vectors is: [3, 4]•[4,0] = 3•4+4•0 = 12+0 = 12. So it works, at least in this example. I’ll let you look up the proof; I’ve only told you what it means.

What if both vectors are unit vectors? Since the vectors are of exactly the same length, their projections onto each other are the same, and since the vectors are of length one, the lengths of their projection onto each other will be one (if they are pointing in the same direction), or -1 (if they are pointing in opposite directions) or some number in between.

That number is the cosine of the angle between them, abbreviated cos.

The usual way of teaching trigonometry, shown in the first part of figure 2, involves drawing a “unit circle” (one with a radius of one), sticking this circle onto a Cartesian grid, and then drawing a line at some angle from the center of the circle to a point on the circle. Obviously the coordinates of that last point are going to differ depending on the angle, but the x value is the cosine, and the y value is the sine, abbreviated sin.

Figure 4-2 A capsule lesson on Trig, from the first day of class.

But you can look at the cosine of the angle as being the same thing as the projection of a unit vector onto a unit vector lying along the x axis.

Go back to my prior statement, about what a dot product was:

Pictorially, a dot product of two vectors is equal to the magnitude of the perpendicular projection of one vector onto the other, times the magnitude of that other vector.

With a pair of unit vectors being “dotted” together, both magnitudes in that sentence are 1. So, for unit vectors, it’s equivalent to

“a dot product of two unit vectors is equal to the magnitude of the perpendicular projection of one vector onto the other.”

But we just saw that the projection of one unit vector onto the other is the cosine of the angle between them. So if both vectors are unit vectors, the dot product of those vectors is the cosine of the angle between them.

If the first vector is not a unit vector, but is, say, twice as long then the magnitude of its projection onto the other is simply twice as long as well. In other words, that projection length is the magnitude of the vector, times the cosine of that angle.

You can go back to the original statement. The dot product of two vectors is the cosine of the angle between the vectors, times the magnitude of the first vector, times the magnitude of the second vector.

So the formal definition of a dot product is:

AB = ∥A∥∥B∥cosθ

where θ is the angle between the two vectors.

This gives you a sneaky way to figure out the angle between two vectors. Take their dot product. Then divide by the magnitude of the first vector, and divide again by the magnitude of the second vector. You now have the cosine of the angle between them. You can look up the “inverse cosine” (i.e., the reverse of taking the cosine). Today, you can use a calculator (or calculator app). A few decades ago, a fancy slide rule might have a scale on it for cosines, from there you can look up the angle. Also you could look it up in a table. Sines and cosines are actually very well known functions.

There are a number of angles with well-known cosines that are actually expressable as somewhat-sane numbers. 45 degrees, for instance, is an angle at which the sine and cosine are equal, (see part B of figure 2). You can draw a right isosceles triangle there, which means the two legs are equal. Using Pythagoras, c2 = b2 + a2 for right triangles (with c being the side opposite of the right angle), and knowing that c = 1, and a = b, 1 = 2a2. So a2 = 1/2. Now a is equal to the cosine, or the sine in this case, so both are equal to the square root of 1/2, sqrt(1/2) (sorry, I can’t do fancy square root signs here). That’s 1/sqrt(2), but mathematicians hate it when you put a radical in the denominator, so they multiply top and bottom by sqrt(2) and get sqrt(2)/2. This is roughly 0.707. Similar reasoning will get you the sines and cosines of 135, 225, and 315 degrees, you’ll have to put negative signs in as appropriate.

60 and 30 degrees are other convenient angles. For instance with 60, you can get the answer from realizing that you can draw an equilateral triangle here, as shown in part 3. The X line, the slanted line, and a third line are all length one, and that’s a 60 degree angle there. It’s a symmetrical triangle, so the cosine has to be 1/2. The sine can be had from Pythagoras, too: sqrt( 1 – (1/2)2) = sqrt( 3/4 ) = sqrt(3)/2. Sqrt(3) = 1.732 (remember, Washington’s birth year), sqrt(3)/2 = roughly 0.866.

You can use similar reasoning for 30, 120, 150, 210, 240, 300, and 330 degrees.

Thes are all “magic angles” (as I called them last week) because you just know the sine and cosine and in some cases it’s even a nice nifty fraction like 1/2.

Most angles in whole degrees give you absolutely ugly sines and cosines.

OK, with that exceedingly gentle intro to trigonometry and the additional info on dot products out of the way…


It has been known since at least 600 BC that amber (fossilized tree sap), when rubbed, could attract light objects. This was noted by Thales of Miletus. (There is no extant record on whether Thales had difficulty with the sheets coming out of his clothes dryer.)

Sometime in the next 2000 years, someone noticed that glass exhibited the same behavior.

In 1723 Charles Francois Du Fay, a French physicist, realized that actually, glass and amber didn’t quite behave exactly the same way. Whatever it was they were doing was different in a rather interesting way.

Suspend two corks on silk threads. Buff up a piece of amber, touch one of the silk threads. The two corks are attracted to each other, somewhat. Buff up the piece of amber again, and touch the other silk thread. Now the corks actually repel each other, somewhat more strongly.

Whatever it is that’s in the amber that makes it attract small objects, when introduced to two different objects, caused them to repel each other, as if the whatever-it-is repels itself.

Repeat this experiment, but this time touch the second thread with a rubbed bit of glass. Now the two corks attract strongly. And if you repeat again, and touch both threads with the bit of rubbed glass, the corks repel each other again.

There is, in other word a resinous electricity (from amber) and a vitreous electricity, from glass, and they appear to be two different things, but able to interact with each other.

So vitreous electricity repels itself, but attracts resinous electricity (and vice versa), and resinous electricity repels itself too. They both seem to attract small things that don’t have any electricity in them at all. Like repels like and attracts the other.

Figure 4-3 The basic rules of Du Fey’s two electrical fluids.

At this point Du Fay came up with a fluid theory of electricity. Each kind of electricity was a different sort of fluid that would flow from solid object to solid object.

In the 1740s an otherwise obscure individual by the name of Benjamin Franklin in Pennsylvania did some more work. He was able to show that if you took an object with one of the two kinds of charge, and touched it with an object of the other kind, the charges disappeared, as if they had cancelled each other out.

Franklin came up with the single fluid theory. In this one electricity was a sort of fluid and under ordinary circumstances, an object would have a certain normal amount of it. But when it was in surplus, you saw one kind of charge, when it was in deficit, you saw the other kind. (In very similar fashion, surplus money can be used to pay off debt, a negative amount of money.)

And indeed this analogy suggests that the charge with the surplus of fluid could be considered positive, and the charge from a deficit of fluid could be called negative. This would be mathematically convenient. It wasn’t meant in any sort of pejorative way.

That is precisely what Franklin chose to do. However, he had no idea which kind was the surplus! He labeled the vitreous charge “positive” and the resinous charge “negative” and it has been this way ever since. His chances of getting it right (assuming a fluid was moving) were 50-50.

The charges could just as easily have been labeled black and white or red and green or yin and yang. But by Franklin’s time mathematical rigor had begun to pervade science, and so positive and negative, they were.

One difficulty with Franklin’s theory was that although one could imagine a fluid repelling itself (like two positive charges would do), but it was more difficult to imagine the lack of such a fluid in two objects creating a repelling force. Nonetheless, Franklin’s formulation was a lot more widely accepted than Du Fey’s.

One can also have different strengths of charges; one piece of rubbed glass might have twice as strong a charge as another. That, presumably, meant the first had twice as much of the fluid in it as did the second. Similarly, pieces of amber could have different deficits of the fluid. In order for charges to completely cancel out, it turns out, they must have equal magnitude but be opposite. If one is of greater magnitude than the other, then the result of the cancellation will be a slight amount of that charge, the leftover part that couldn’t be cancelled out by the other.

Imagine coming up with some way to measure charge, and you have a positive 3000 charge and another negative 2800 charge. Putting the two together, you’re left with a positive 200 electric charge, just like you’d get from adding the numbers +3000 and -2800.

There is in fact a unit of electric charge, the coulomb, named after Charles A. de Coulomb, and it seems to be a very large unit.

Who was Coulomb? He formulated the law of force between electric charges. This law superficially resembles Newton’s law of gravity. F12 is the force exerted by charge 1 on charge 2.

F12 = (kq1q2 / r2)•ȓ12.

As a reminder Newton’s law of gravity was

F12 = -(Gm1m2/r2)•ȓ12.

So instead of the masses, we have q, the electric charge of the objects, and we have a different constant, k. G was a small number, 6.67 x 10-11, indicating that two one kilogram masses a meter apart would attract each other with a force of 6 trillionths of a Newton.

The k in Coulomb’s law is 8.99 x 109. In other words, nine billion.

So two one Colomb charges a meter apart act upon each other with a force of nine billion Newtons. Which is almost the weight of a billion kilograms on earth, or about a million English-system tons. From one Coulomb acting on another.

As I said a Coulomb is a huge unit! The sheets in your dryer don’t stick to each other quite that hard, but when you remember static electricity can lift small objects against gravity, it’s pretty plain the electric force is likely inherently stronger than gravity.

Although Coulomb’s Law and Newton’s law of universal gravitation look a lot alike, with charge and mass filling in for each other, and different fudge factors, there’s one very important difference.

Newton’s law has a minus sign in it. Coulomb’s law does not. The minus sign serves to make gravity an attractive force, because it makes the force vector point the opposite way as the displacement unit vector. This doesn’t happen with electric charges.

But don’t we have situations where electric charges attract? Sure we do. And even though this formula describes a repulsive force, it does allow for this, because the result is negative when some part of the formula is negative; r2 must be positive, k is positive, so the only way that can be is if q1q2 is negative. If both charges are positive, the product is positive…and they will repel. If one is positive and the other negative, the product is negative, and it’s like gravity; they attract. Finally if both charges are negative the product is positive, and the two charges again repel each other.

So that’s how charges behave. It’s oddly like gravity and also oddly unlike gravity. And it’s a lot stronger than gravity.

Conservation of Electric Charge

It eventually became evident that electric charge is conserved. If your system starts out with 0 total, in other words, “electrically neutral,” you can create a charge somewhere in it, but always at the cost of creating an opposite charge somewhere else in the system–again, as if some amount of fluid had moved from one place to another. And if there is a charge somewhere in the system, it can only disappear if it’s combined with the opposite charge from somewhere else in the system.

What of the small objects…dog fur, scraps of paper, and so on, that are attracted to an electric charge, even though they’re neutral? For example, imagine dog hair stuck to positively charged glass.

We know the dog hair is not simply charged the other way. negatively, because it’s attracted to both kinds of charge.

As it turns out the electric fluid in the dog hair–it has some in it, just exactly enough to be neutral–is repelled by the glass’s positive charge, and ends up at the far end of the hair. Of course, this means the end of the hair closest to the glass now has a negative charge. And the negatively charged end is closer to the glass than the positively charged end is, so the attractive force is stronger than the repulsive force. Voila! The (overall) neutral object now sticks to the positive charge. Even if the hair is lying flat against the glass (and it probably is), the side touching the glass is closer than the side far away.

For the most part, the phenomena we’ve been talking about involves static electricity, electricity that is not moving. Sure, one of our experiments involved having it move along a silk thread. And there were also Leyden jars which could hold a substantial charge and would release it when the contacts were touched—sometimes enough charge to knock a man down. But for the most part, the charges didn’t move.

But electricity is much, much MUCH more interesting when it is moving, especially either steadily or in an oscillating fashion! More on that later; I have to set this aside and start another “thread” of thought now.


Another phenomenon, very similar to electricity in some ways and rather different in others, also turned up in ancient times. There were occasional rocks that would attract iron. They would also attract each other. But sometimes they repelled each other. And it turned out that the SAME rock would have a part that would repel the other rock, and one that would attract it. On the other hand, this didn’t matter when the rock was interacting with iron; either end would attract it.

This, of course, is what we now know as magnetism. And those two ends that attract or repel each other became known as poles.

That’s because a magnet, left free to swivel, will always point one of its two poles roughly toward the Earth’s north pole, that’s called the north pole of the magnet. The other is the south pole of the magnet. When it becomes a matter of representing these things mathematically, the north pole is considered “positive.”

Very much like electricity, similar poles repel, opposite poles attract. (Ironically, this means the Earth must be a giant magnet, with that magnet’s south pole near the north (geographic) pole, so it can attract magnets’ north poles.)

What happens if you break a magnet in half to try to separate the north pole from the south pole? You get two smaller, weaker magnets, each with north and south poles. The broken end of the north side of the old magnet is now a south pole, and the other side of the break is now the north pole of the other new magnet.

In fact, no matter how small you break a magnet, you will never succeed in having just one pole. This sort of thing, if it existed, would be called a “magnetic monopole” and it’s a true unicorn.

Figure 4-4 Basic rules of magnetism

Magnets, too attract or repel each other in inverse propotion to the square of how far apart they are–which is mathematician speech for “there’s an r2 in the denominator.” This is hard to see or even use, though, because there’s always an opposite pole nearby which partially cancels things out.

Magnetic poles didn’t seem to move around within objects like electric charge does. But there was a sort of conservation law; in breaking a magnet in two, you still had equal numbers of north and south poles And the fact that there are no monopoles tells you that the total amount of “north pole” must be equal to the total amount of “south pole” because they always come in pairs.

Magnets, too, can be much more interesting when they’re moving.

Electricity Moving. Work and Potential

If there is a force, then work can be done.

Imagine an object, a kilogram in mass, with a coulomb of positive charge on it. Allow it the freedom to move. Put a fixed charge nearby, on an object that cannot move.

If you space things properly, that charged object will start to accelerate, at 1 meter per second per second. As if one newton of force were being applied to it.

That’s because there is a newton of force being applied to it, a newton of electrical force, not gravitational force, and not a solid thwack administered by an experimenter. And after a meter of this, the electrical force has done one joule of work, just like with every other kind of force.

In fact, you can draw an analogy here between the sort of potential we talked about, where the height of a cliff was related to how much work gravity would do on an object dropped off of it, to what the electrical force does to a charged object.

If, going from point A to point B, a coulomb charge has a joule of work done to it, the electrical (not gravitational) potential between A and B is one volt. Yes, that volt. Named after Allesandro Volta, about whom, more in a bit, and abbreviated with a capital V.

So the equation here is work = potential x charge. Double the potential, double the work; double the charge, double the work. Or 1J = 1V x 1C.

Equivalently 1V = 1J/C.

And similar to gravitational potential where twice as much work gets done by doubling the mass, you can get twice as much work out of a one volt potential, by having it operate on two coulombs.

Didn’t we just see that a coulomb is a gigantic charge? Or at least, that it exerts a very strong force, so big that no doubt we’ve never seen a coulomb out in the real world? What dang use is a volt? It must be pretty tiny to get only one joule out of a coulomb!

The fact of the matter is, though, that when electricity moves, a coulomb isn’t all that much, particularly if you can get it to move for a prolonged period of time.

This was quite a bit different from the static electricity games that people had been playing up to now. Sure, you could occasionally get static electricity to move (if not careful, it would move through you), but it would usually just do it all at once, and once it had moved there were no positive or negative charges. It was moving from a high voltage to a low voltage, all at once. Sort of like dropping a rock (hopefully not on your foot). Once the rock is at the bottom, you’re done getting work out of the system, and you’re done quite quickly.

Imagine, though, turning on a faucet and getting a continual stream of mass to fall. (Or imagine a waterfall.)

We figured out how to do this in the very late 1700s. The story starts with an Italian named Galvani in the late 1700s; he was dissecting frogs and noticed that a spark could make the leg muscles twitch, even though the frog was quite thoroughly dead. Then he noticed that if he touched it with two different metals, he could also make it twitch.

That was the clue that Allesandro Volta (1745-1827) needed. In 1799 he created something we now call a “voltaic pile.” Start with a disk of copper. Place on top of it a disk of cardboard soaked in salt water. Place on top of that a disk of zinc.

Run a metal wire from the copper plate to the zinc plate, and electricity will flow through it from the copper to the zinc. There’s clearly a “push” being given to the electrical fluid in the wire. That push is a potential of about 3/4 of a volt, but Allesandro Volta certainly didn’t call it that.

If you stack these, you can build up higher and higher voltages. Place another copper disk directly on the zinc one, another bit of salt-water-cardboard, another zinc disk, and the total is 1.5 volts. Do it again, and now you have 2.25 volts. And so on. As long as you put negative zinc right next to positive copper in your stack of these sandwiches, you build up voltage.

But the big thing is, electricity could now be generated chemically, and not just rubbing things together, and it was sustained for some period of time until this pile, what we now call a battery, ran down.

In just a few years, ending in 1808, Sir Humphry Davy was able to reverse things; instead of chemistry making electricity, he got electricity to do chemistry. He was able to isolate no less than seven elements from compounds that had previously proven to be too tightly bound to be broken by conventional chemical means. Up til then we were reasonably confident those elements were there; we just couldn’t actually prove it beyond a shadow of a doubt by getting those elements out of their compounds.

And as early as 1800 electricity from a voltaic pile was used to break down water into hydrogen and oxygen.

The thicker the wire, the faster the battery would run down. Almost as if more electrical fluid could “fit” in a thicker wire.

And now we have hit the concept of electric current. How much electricity is moving? That’s how much electric current there is.

One ampere is one coulomb flowing past a point, every second. It was named after Andre Marie Ampere (1775-1836). He did a lot of the early work on what he called “electrodynamics.”

If you look in your breaker box, you’ll likely see a lot of switches labeled 12, 15, 20 or even more “A”. That’s amperes, and when one of those breakers flips, you’ve drawn more than that many amperes through that switch. In a circuit whose breaker is labeled 12, twelve coulombs will pass through that breaker every second.

With all those coulombs moving around why hasn’t your house blown apart (or been sucked into a vortex) from all those coulombs attracting or repelling each other?

Because the electrical fluid moves, and it doesn’t accumulate anywhere. A coulomb flows from one side of the breaker to the other, but another coulomb of fluid is right behind it, so there’s no deficit to create a resinous/negative charge. And the fluid downstream from your breaker also moved on, leaving space for the coulomb that just flowed through the breaker. No accumulation, no net positive charge (and no places low on fluid to have a negative charge).

The wire forms a closed loop, with your house at one end, and a power source on the other, something that creates an electrical potential, so that current will flow from high to low. (This is sometimes called Electromotive Force, or EMF, and abbreviated with a script capital E: ℰ.)

In a battery the current is “pushed” by the battery through the wire, through whatever it is you’re using the electricity to operate, and back along another wire to the battery…which uses chemical energy to do work, and give it another push around the loop. So a battery converts chemical energy to electrical energy. Once it runs out of chemicals it can react, it’s dead. (This is another aspect of the conservation of energy.)

One difference between a battery and your house wiring is that in your house wiring the current switches direction, back and forth, sixty times a second (50 in Europe and some other parts of the world). This is called “alternating current.” A battery doesn’t switch back and forth, and it’s called “direct current.”


OK, I’m going to shift for a moment from physics to the metric system itself.

The newton, joule and watt are called “derived units.” They come from combinations of other, more fundamental units, the meter, the kilogram, and the second. Length, mass, and duration are very different things from each other, but force, for instance, has to do with mass, length and duration. But when it comes to electricity, we have yet another thing that’s different from everything else. So something having to do with electricity should be a fundamental unit. The metric system has seven fundamental units; we’ll probably only touch only two of the remaining three.

You would think that the fundamental unit for electrical things would be electric charge, but you’d actually be wrong. The “fundamental unit” having to do with electricity in the metric system is the ampere. The coulomb is defined as one ampere, flowing for one second (C = A•s); the volt is then defined as I stated above.

But it’s even a bit crazier than that. There are two metric systems! The one I’ve used all along is MKS, for “meter kilogram second” because that’s what it derives other units from. But there is an older, mostly disused system called “CGS” for “centimeter gram second,” it derives its unit of force, and energy and so on from centimeters, grams and seconds. Its unit of force is called the dyne—1 g cm/s2. When you consider that the gram is 1/1000th of a kilogram, and a centimeter is 1/100th of a meter, it should be no surprise that the dyne is 1/100,000 of a newton. The unit of energy is called the erg, and it is 1/10,000,000 of a joule. These are tiny, tiny units. The MKS units are easily “felt” by people: who hasn’t lifted 100 grams (weighing about one newton) about a meter and done a joule of work? But that’s ten million ergs!

Returning to Electricity…

OK, back to the main story.

Returning to our electrical circuit, from battery positive terminal through something that uses the electricity for energy, then back to the negative terminal of the battery, current is flowing.

What if there is a break in the wire? Won’t the electricity simply pile up?

Only the slightest, tiny bit. As more electrical fluid goes down the wire an unbalanced positive charge builds up, it begins to repel the fluid headed its way and forces it to a stop. This happens very quickly, effectlively, the current just comes to a screeching halt the instant the break happens. And if you measure the potential across both ends of the break, it’s now equal to the potential of the battery, whereas before the break, there was no potential difference at that point, but current was flowing through it.

Electricity is very eager to move, at least in good conductors; it really hates piling up, because a pile of it is a bunch of the same charge confined to a small space, and every bit of that repels every other bit, and hard.

Is there any constraint on how much current flows? Certainly. Every material, even a wire, has a resistivity to the flow of electricity. The more resistance, the less current will flow for the same voltage. On the other hand, if you double the voltage, that’s double the push, and twice as much current will flow through that same object. This works pretty consistently (until you reach the absolute carrying “ampacity” of the stuff and it heats up and melts or vaporizes, at which point, you’re done with that bit). Given a volt put across two opposite sides of a cube of the stuff, how much current will flow? Given that number, you can figure out how much resistance a certain object will have. It increases with length, and decreases with cross-section, so you can figure out the resistance of a wire, or any other object you want to carry a current, if you know the resistivity of the stuff it’s made of.

If the object the current is trying to flow through allows one amp through when it’s subjected to a volt, it has a resistance of one ohm, named after Georg Simon Ohm, who figured out that current flow was proportional to the applied voltage, and the proportion was different for every kind of material. In fact, it’s a law: the current through an object is equal to the voltage across the object, divided by the resistance.

I = E/R

I is current, don’t ask me why. E is from “Electromotive Force” and R is…wait for it…the resistance. Or to put it in metric units,

1 A = 1V•Ω

That funky symbol at the end is a capital Greek letter omega (as in “alpha and omega”), and perhaps it was selected to be the symbol for the derived unit ohm, as a sort of pun (ohm-ega).

If you have a circuit, from the positive end of a battery through three different resistances and back to the battery, you can measure the voltage across those three items and they will all have a pro-rata share of the voltage the battery is supplying. Say, for instance, it’s a 12V battery, and you have three lights hooked up to it, each light is 100 ohms. They’re all equal, and so the voltage across each light will be 4V.

Figure 4-5 Series circuit analysis

The current through any one of these lights will be 4V/100 ohms, or 0.04A. The same current goes first through one light, then the second, then the last, so it’s a good thing all of those currents are the same (or current would be coming in from nowhere).

By the way, on diagrams like this, for educational purposes, the wires are assumed to have zero resistance. So the voltage drop from the battery to the top terminal of the bulbs is E=IR = 0.4A • 0Ω = 0V. Likewise the wire between the bulbs has zero voltage drop.

Stringing a load end to end like that is known as wiring in series and usually is a stupid way to do things. (If one bulb blows out the circuit is broken and none of them work. Also, adding more bulbs increases the total resistance, reducing the current, and the total amount of light is actually less.)

Connect each of the three bulbs directly to the battery at both ends. This is parallel, because it splits the current into three separate streams. Each bulb now has 12 V across it, not 4, and the current through each bulb is 0.12A. Since each bulb gets a separate stream of current, the currents add up (instead of the voltages) and the battery is delivering 0.36A. Adding more bulbs adds more light, they each continue to use the same current as before.

Figure 4-6 Parallel circuit analysis

When wiring up a house, if there are, say, multiple lights controlled by one circuit, your electrician wired them in parallel, not in series. (Or he has made a rookie mistake.)

OK, one more thing, before we alas, must call it quits…prematurely.

Imagine a 1A current flowing. That’s one colomb/second (1 C/s). Imagine it’s flowing because of one volt of potential. A volt is 1 J/C.

What happens when you multiply current by potential?

C/s • J/C.

The coulombs cancel, and you’re left with J/s. Which is power, in watts. The same watts we had when we were playing with weights and forces.

(Incidentally, in the US, we tend to think of electrical things in watts–light bulbs especially. But with mechanical things, even an electric circular saw, we think of their power in horsepower. It’d be really odd for someone to brag about how many watts his car engine puts out, though he could. On the other hand, it’s perfectly normal in Europe though even they have a residual use of horsepower, judging at least from car marketing materials (though maybe that’s for the benefit of us Yanks). But just so you have a feel for the difference, one horsepower is 746 watts.)

But this shouldn’t be any surprise. Remember that a volt is what you needed to get a coulomb to do a joule’s worth of work. A current of 1 ampere means that a coulomb of electricity is having this done to it every second, in other words a joule of work is being done every second…which is a watt.

So P (for power) = I (for current…again, don’t ask me why) x E (for voltage).

We can now write many different equivalencies for the watt:

1W = 1J/s = 1V•A = 1 kg•m2/s2 = 1 V•C/s…

So we’ve figured out that electricity has potential, it has current, it has resistance and it has power, many of these analogous to gravity, many not really all that analogous at all.

Going back to those two diagrams above, the first has 0.04A flowing through a 12 V potential drop, that’s 0.48 W. The second has 0.36A flowing through a 12 V potential drop, for 4.32W. The latter circuit delivers nine times as much power as the former. Batteries are rated in A•h, not watt-hours, so what matters is how much current it delivers. Because it’s delivrering nine times as much current (as well as nine times the power), that battery will die nine times faster.

Now going back to house breaker panels, we know the voltage (on average) is 120V. The breaker says it’s a 20A breaker. Multiply the two together, and the breaker carries 2,400 watts. Why not just label the breaker that way?

Because a breaker is designed to protect the circuit which has a limit on how much current it can carry. The circuit’s capacity is unaffected by the voltage of delivery but it had better not draw more than 20A. In fact the same breaker could conceivably be used in Europe, where the supply voltage is 220V, and therefore be able to pass 220V x 20A = 4,400 watts. (I don’t know if it’s physically compatible with the way their systems are laid out, though, so don’t go selling unused breakers to people in Europe to raise money when the Great Fiscal Apocalypse finally hits.)

There is much, much more to this story, we’re still in the early 1800s. I am sure Wolf will tell you I am quitting before the interesting part. And I am!

But I don’t want this to get overlong, and I still have to draw the diagrams, and it’s already 9PM in Wolf’s time zone.

I’m going to cover a totally different topic next week, then bounce back to this story the week after.

There is a mystery here, you might already see it, but it’s still a mystery in 1895, so let’s save it until we get there.

And Joe Biden didn’t win.

To Be Continued…

Obligatory PSAs and Reminders

China is Lower than Whale Shit

Remember Hong Kong!!!

Whoever ends up in the cell next to his, tell him I said “Hi.”

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

China is in the White House

Since Wednesday, January 20 at Noon EST, the bought-and-paid for His Fraudulency Joseph Biden has been in the White House. It’s as good as having China in the Oval Office.

Joe Biden is Asshoe

China is in the White House, because Joe Biden is in the White House, and Joe Biden is identically equal to China. China is Asshoe. Therefore, Joe Biden is Asshoe.

But of course the much more important thing to realize:

Joe Biden Didn’t Win

乔*拜登没赢 !!!
Qiáo Bài dēng méi yíng !!!
Joe Biden didn’t win !!!

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“Prison Workers Tasked with Guarding Jeffrey Epstein Admitted They Falsified Records the Night He Died – Will Avoid Jail Time in Deal with DOJ”


“Noel and Thomas would instead be subjected to supervised release, would be required to complete 100 hours of community service and would be required to fully cooperate with an ongoing probe by the Justice Department’s inspector general, it says.”

Cooperation Hmmm


Inspector general… more hmmm….

Hopefully it will all culminate in more endless all hat and no cattle Congressional hearings, Rooster Head a.k.a. the mouth of the south can come out of retirement, and we can all relive the glory days of shiny objects and squirrels and kabuki theater all over again.

It would take a special kind of zombie People to fall for that act twice in a row, in such a short span of time.

But the American People may be just the People to do it.

No doubt the criminal political-class intends to find out… 😁

Wolf Moon


Brave and Free

Totally agree Scott, until they start marching the corrupt political-class in hand cuffs to prison cells everything is just optics.
And as you say we’ve all been down that road more than once.


The bastards don’t even try to hide two level “justice” allowing ruling class to do as they please. THIS includes RINOs do as they please.

Deplorable Patriot

This is what I thought all along – it was theater:



If that turns out to be the case, no one will ever trust anything the government says, ever again. Not that anybody does now, but if the whole Epstein thing was faked and they lied straight to the camera and the American People about something that big, then there will never be any such thing as a ‘conspiracy theory’ anymore.

Because everyone will be able to point to Epstein and say ‘They did it with Epstein, lied right to our faces… so what makes you think they aren’t lying to us now?

No one will ever be able to say “They would never do that” again.

It would be like the government announcing that they faked the Moon landings.

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You know what, Scott? That would be a very good thing. No one SHOULD trust the government, EVER. We are seldom told the real truth about anything. Only when it helps someone politically.


“That would be a very good thing. No one SHOULD trust the government, EVER.”


I agree 100% 👍

I was just trying to say that the government has to maintain some kind of plausible or at least defensible relationship with the governed, or it all falls apart.

And if they come out at some point and admit that the whole Epstein ‘suicide’ was a lie, after the whole country laughed in their faces and called them out for it for MONTHS (e.g., Ⅎ˥ƎSWIH ˥˥I⋊ ⊥,NᗡIᗡ NIƎ⊥SԀƎ) and they kept up the lie anyway, then it’s over.

It’s one thing to hide the truth, which as a practical matter, is all government really does besides exercise the use of force to steal money from the People. Money they don’t even need under MMT (‘Modern Money Theory’), they can print whatever money they need, so now they just steal our money to grind us down.

But it’s a whole different thing to openly lie, coordinated, systemic and premeditated, even when everyone knows they are lying, and they just do it anyway because they have no shame and don’t care whether anyone believes them or not, because there won’t ever be any consequences for doing it, they are exempt from the rule of law.

That’s not even the corrupt government we’ve had for generations.

That’s just a dictatorship.

And that’s what we have now.

We’re just still in the ‘denial’ phase.

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Barb Meier

My grandpa would have heartily approved of your message, Scott.  😀 

Gail Combs


Trust the government???

Once I figured out the District of Criminals was working against the best interest of the American people I lost what little trust I had in the government and that was decades ago.


Lin Wood has said as much, in passing of course.


“Epstein never stepped in that building/You think the highest profiled man in the world was put in city jail?”


Not unless their purpose was to kill him.

But considering the 100% corruption of our government, for the government to arrange the murder of a witness is not only believable, it would be harder to believe they didn’t.


“Q.Trump.MiL.Marshals&INTEL ain’t stupid”


They don’t have to be. Corruption and arrogance of power is regularly misinterpreted for ‘stupid’.

Q is a wildcard (one that vanished). Marshals do whatever the person issues their paycheck tells them to do. INTEL is rogue and works for themselves and/or the enemies of our country. MiL is AWOL.

So that leaves DJT as the only one who can be trusted, and he left.


“F.bi FIXING Ends here/[they]got caught returning to the jail to kill fake Jeff _ WAS A STING OPS > MISSING VIDEO > MIL M. >Evidence”



Let us know if anyone ever goes to a real prison for real punishment.

Anonymous sources, anonymous conclusions, involving criminal government(s) openly engaged in massive psy-ops.

What kind of ‘truth’ does anyone hope or expect to divine out of that?

What meaning does any of it have, when nothing ever comes of it?

I think they used to call these “serials” in the newspapers, before radio and TV took over the job.

In literature, a serial is a printing format by which a single larger work, often a work of narrative fiction, is published in smaller, sequential instalments. The instalments are also known as numbers, parts or fascicles, and may be released either as separate publications or within sequential issues of a periodical publication, such as a magazine or newspaper.

Serialisation can also begin with a single short story that is subsequently turned into a series. Historically, such series have been published in periodicals. Popular short-story series are often published together in book form as collections. – Wiki

Brave and Free

Marshals do whatever the person issues their paycheck tells them to do. INTEL is rogue and works for themselves and/or the enemies of our country. MiL is AWOL

Reminds me of a conversation I had once with someone who worked for DHS. Ex military guy, patriot, and back the blue type. He basically came out and told me that DHS was a para military operation created because the government couldn’t use the military to do what they needed done. So basically they don’t answer to anyone and pretty much have freedom to do what they need to do without having to worry about the legality because it falls under DHS.


Then DHS is a rogue agency, lawless, and the military’s job is to take out the DHS.

It’s not complicated, the answers rarely are.

It’s the will to do what is necessary that is always lacking.


““Noel and Thomas would instead be subjected to supervised release, would be required to complete 100 hours of community service and would be required to fully cooperate with an ongoing probe by the Justice Department’s inspector general, it says.”


And if they were Trump supporters, or any kind of non-traitor whatsoever, they would get the electric chair, then hung, then the needle.

And then the firing squad, just to be sure.

After years of trials for publicity / narrative benefit, and to drain their families of all funds, forcing them into bankruptcy.

But these guys?

100 hours of communist service, supervised release and approved in a week. Probably didn’t even need legal counsel, the government was taking care of them with an insider sweetheart deal from the outset.

Because equal justice under law, don’t ya know.


“Breaking: Maricopa County’s Attorney Office Writes Senate Leader Karen Fann – Requests ALL DOCUMENTS Regarding Deleted Election Database Directory”

Do they realize they’re in the sH 1 t and just want to know how deep in they are.

  1. We are closing in on Platinum being half the price of gold. Who’d’a thunk it?
  2. The title of the piece identifies it as Part IV. The fourth paragraph of Steve’s introduction identifies it as the second part. Fortunately, it never completely ditches science and self-identifies as “fabulous.”
  3. When my parents were in college, taking a physics class together, the instructor said something about “we have the Gaussian coulomb, and the rationalized coulomb, and — of course — the hairy coulomb.” Turns out that Harry Coulomb was the name of another student in the class.
Valerie Curren

& in my dad’s college there was a Professor Butts who thoughtfully named his kids Iva & Harry–yikes!


One of the instructors at my High School was named “King Wisdom”.

It made Prince a lot more plausible.

Valerie Curren

LOL My kid’s HS had a former Detroit Lions football player as a teacher. He once “berated” my oldest son for wearing the jersey of a more recent & popular Lion than him, as in “why aren’t you wearing My jersey???”. Of course Barry Sanders jerseys still abound (my husband saw BS play at his 1st college & then got to root for him as a Lion after marrying me & moving to Michigan).

Valerie Curren

My son’s jersey was Calvin Johnson & his teacher was Corey Slessinger (his girls were in Christian Club at the HS w/ 3 of mine). It was stuck in my head for forever so had to spell it out. CJ had the famous TD catch in the endzone that was called “incomplete” w/ new “completion of the process” rules that pissed off pretty much Every Lions fan & likely most football fans at the time.

That was the season when Detroit found spectacular ways to keep losing (well that’s nearly every season for like forever), including one game where the refs ran the clock out deliberately w/ some new rules change about penalties at the end of the game w/ no timeouts left, iirc–outrageous. We need to have our team in the Football Hall of Shame!


A long time ago, a previous GF went to a small private school. One of her classmates was a scion of the Lear family, whose parents decided to name her “Christa” because of their faith.

Unfortunately, they also went with “Shanda” as a middle name.

Valerie Curren

Oh my. Hope she invested in lighting fixtures!


I assume that she was scintillating.


A company where I previously worked had frequent contact with an individual in a customer’s accounts payable.

Her name was somewhat unusual, but you generally wouldn’t think twice about someone named “Remy”……unless their full name was Remy Martin.

Valerie Curren

I have to admit my ignorance here. Could you spell it out for my density, I mean my destiny 😉

Valerie Curren

Thanks 🙂


I should note that the name on my driver’s license is a bit peculiar as well…..which is a major reason I feel quite at home with ‘cthulhu’.

Valerie Curren

Peculiar names are fun!!! My grandpa’s name was Elzine Munger S. & he Hated his first name so went by EM, El, Al, or Lefty. In doing genealogical research I discovered his mom’s grandfather was named Leroy Zolvin Munger, going by LZ M. I Think my grandpa was named for him as Elzine Munger sounds like LZ Munger.

There is a family story passed down about when grandpa was school age. He had a teacher who “corrected” the pronunciation of his name. We all pronounce it El-Zeen but she insisted “your name is Elz-eye-n”. Maybe she was the same teacher that told him he’d never amount to anything as she filled up w/ gas at his service station, even when he accepted scrip during the war, knowing he’d never get the real money value for his service…hmmm…

Being a left-handed person in the era when left was considered “sinister” he was beaten in school until he trained himself to write w/ his right hand (same thing happened to my mom’s mom). Boy have we come a long way from those days, thankfully!

Gail Combs

My mom was also ‘trained’ to be right-handed.


I was trained to be right handed. Left handed was seen as if it was a birth defect.

Valerie Curren

Was that in Germany? Sorry you were “abused” in that ignorant way. I’ve always wished I were left-handed for lefties have a different perspective than the bulk of the world, something I Highly value!!!

My one brother is left-handed but learned to play sports fairly ambidextrously. I believe he’s actually a decent switch hitter…

Valerie Curren

I’m sorry she had to endure that!


I have an unusual name also on my driver license 🙂
At least for America 🙂

Barb Meier

Valerie, you reminded me that in Texas there is a Hogg family who named a daughter Ima. She was apparently well known.

Valerie Curren

LOL hopefully no relation to little commie David Hogg!


Oh yes, the Gaussian cgs units, vs the electrostatic ones, vs the electromagnetic ones vs the Lorentz-Heaviside ones… Basically the embodiment of the joke about how it is nice to have so many standards to choose from. The most lasting effects of any of this were the instant-WTF of capacitors rated in centimeters, to the eternal bafflement of people delving into ancient electronics in the hope of fixing them. Trying to do dimensional analysis in any of these systems can’t have been fun. No wonder MKS and SI won out.


Could the bird have been an osprey?


The reason I’m thinking maybe an osprey is because there are a number of light-bodied ospreys.

But let’s start with falcons. Falcons kill with their beaks (while grasping with their talons) (although peregrines typically kill pigeons by colliding with them at 200 mph). Hawks and eagles kill with their talons. Falcons have thin, tapered wings — which enable them to fly at high speeds and change direction quickly. Falcons that hover while hunting are often known as kestrels, while some with long, narrow wings are known as hobbies. Kestrels tend to be brown or grey. Hobbies tend to have a bunch of slate grey. Other falcons tend to have varying amounts of such coloration with additional stronger colors. None are particularly light.

The other alternative would be hawks. There are some light-colored varieties ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferruginous_hawk , https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swainson%27s_hawk ), but there are way too many varieties for me to speculate about.



The numbers reflected are coming off the VAERS, which is a self reporting system that most would not know how to use. That said, the numbers have seen a quick spike, likely meaning that more are becoming aware of it, but the more would still be small change in those that are aware of it. Article says,

To date, there have been 227,805 reported adverse reactions following injection of one of the three Covid-19 “vaccines.” Bear in mind, this is data that’s accumulated on a self-reporting basis only. In other words, any Americans who did not know to report their adverse reactions to the VAERS system, which is likely the vast majority, are not included in the number. It’s almost certain the actual number of adverse reactions experienced by “vaccine” recipients is well into the millions.

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Gail Combs

One of the doctors (Front line???) in a video I watched a couple days ago (H/T QTree) said YOU HAVE TO BE A MEDICAL TO BE ABLE TO LOG IN TO THE SYSTEM!!!!

This means a patient has to go to a doctor or a hospital and then have medical personnel determine the problem was caused by the shot. The Fake News is trying to get people to believe ANYONE can log this results so it can be discounted.

This is why it is said only about 10% of actual cases are recorded.


It appears this is not true. I went to the VAERS and I didn’t go far, but I was able to get to a reporting page fairly easily.

There are lots of warnings about false reporting being a crime on there, though.

Deplorable Patriot

The other side is INSINUATING that there are fake reports in a desperate attempt to discredit the notion that the shots are not what is being advertised.


Yes, of course they are. They are evil.


 I didn’t go far, but I was able to get to a reporting page fairly easily.

Were you able to file a report without a doctor’s ‘verification’?


The way it is set up, I would have to fill out page one to see page two. So I don’t know for sure. However, it is set up so that a “patient” can report. There is a checkbox for whether you are a patient, caregiver, doctor, etc.


I wonder if there is a way to tell if a patient’s report is accepted & recorded.

If there’s only a checkbox for for “patient” and not just a ‘person’…then that implies that you must be a doctor’s patient to file a report.

Barb Meier

Being able to read a report at a site is very different than being able to login and add one. I was able to read VAERS reports too. It looks like they have a standard entry form so the data can be analyzed to some degree.


This is why it is said only about 10% of actual cases are recorded.


And a lot of doctors are refusing to get involved with ‘covid shot injuries’.

So that’s how they are keeping the numbers low!

VAERS: “You must have a doctor determine you were harmed.”

Doctors: “We don’t want to get involved.”


Can’t you just hear them when you call Dr. with an adverse reaction after the Jab. “If you get any worse, go to the hospital or call 911.” (Let them report it)


Yep…probably so!

I suspect insurance companies are involved in this too.


Former House Speakers Paul Ryan and John Boehner Conduct Fundraising Rallies for The Shameful 35 House Decepticons

For those who have followed national politics for a while these networks and alignments are clear and transparent. However, if you are new to the understanding you will see more connective tissue if you just keep the 35 members above in mind when you read political stories. A lot more will come out before the 2022 mid-term election, and we need to continually reference the background to get an understanding.

It doesn’t do any good to replace DeceptiCons without replacing or nullifying DeceptiCon leadership. I plan to write about this more very soon, but keep in mind when we flipped 67 House seats in the 2010 mid-term election and the response from the DC system to that outcome. In 2011 Obama and Holder initiated the IRS targeting as a direct result… and the DeceptiCon leadership (Boehner, Ryan, Cantor, McCarthy, McConnell, Thune, Cornyn, Blunt, Barrasso, etc. ) supported it.

The BIG UGLY purge needs to be a purge of DeceptiCons writ large, and a complete purge (or nullification) of the DeceptiCon leadership groups

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Sundance makes a very important point here:

It doesn’t do any good to replace DeceptiCons without replacing or nullifying DeceptiCon leadership.

Kevin McCarthy (House Minority “leader”) and Steve Scalize (House Minority Whip – #2 GOP House “leader”) must go. And they can be removed next year. Taken OUT. Disposed of, electorally speaking.

This is NOT unprecedented.

GOP voters “primaried” former GOP House “leader” John Boehner, which led to Lyin’ Paul Ryan. McCarthy was John Boehner’s right-hand man, but recall that Paul Ryan was a Tea Party darling so he jumped the line ahead of McCarthy when Boehner was ousted by GOP voters.

It was McCarthy who kept Liz Cheney on as the House #3. He is NOT who he says he is….just as both Boehner and Ryan were not. McCarthy was FORCED to hold a 2nd vote on Cheney, which followed right after Tucker Carlson revealed McCarthy’s ties to the putrid Frank Luntz. That exposé didn’t come outta nowhere, either. 100% certain the Freedom Caucus went to Carlson, told him why Liz Cheney was still in her position, who was protecting her, and how to get him to stop protecting her.

It was also McCarthy that allowed the 35 GOP scum to vote for the bogus Jan. 6th “commission”.

Gotta purge Scalize, too. As House Whip, he could have done much to limit the # of treasonous scum to vote for that monstrosity.

The DeceptiCons have a deep House bench that must be expunged. The House leadership MUST go in ‘22.


Absolutely! Great idea! That sounds like an important project that we could all work on in our own counties.

Do you have specific counties or states in mind? Which state chair/s ought we focus on? Who has been the worst or top 10?

How are state chairs elected? By whom? How do we impact those elections?

In CO, has there been a recent state Chair change? Is the new state chair MAGA or RINO?


County chairs across the nation were just elected since January of this year.

I begged readers to get involved because the County elections are the beginning of the farm teams, and they can either be feeder swamps or fighters to drain the swamp.

If one didn’t become involved when it was election time and didn’t choose to be part of the solution as President Trump asked us to be … well, no better time to than now to begin.

Attend local county meetings. Get to know the leadership that others elected since January. Learn how the county party works in your county – how are their elections held? Where nominations allowed from the floor? Who can vote in the county elections? How can one volunteer, be more involved, become an influencer and part of the solution in our own counties?

Many GOPe/RINOs when by default – no one else there ready and willing to take the time to learn how to do the job and what needs to be done. Start attending, helping and then make suggestions and volunteer to lead those efforts.

By getting involved you will know those attending and networking with an eye toward running for office. You will get to know their opinions before they have consultants and managers. Start vetting before they run. You will also see people that aren’t thinking about running but are very active and are just the type of people who should run. You can be part of recruiting and helping MAGA candidates run!

Attend local gov meetings that are open to the public – including board of elections (or other title but same thing). In TN, the GOP party chairs are part of the process of nominating the election commission. When one is running for chair one ought to ask what they plan to do regarding election commission nominations and other issues. But one can not ask questions if one isn’t there and if one has no idea what the local party responsibilities are.

Same at the state level. We can not make a changes unless we understand how it works and know the records of those there.

The “throw the bums out” approach is foolish as it will harm many who are MAGA and have won office as MAGA. When one hasn’t been involved one might not realize that MANY are already involved at the county and state level and have been since the TEA Party days and many, many more since the 2016 primary. Learn who is MAGA and who isn’t by attending open meetings, listening, askin questions, reading about the votes, etc.

There are MAGA conservatives already working hard in most counties and all states across the country and they would Welcome more people to join them.

Brave and Free

The problem I see is, yes we get involved in local government. I am sure most here do, yet we elect the best candidate after doing our do diligence and after being reelected is when they turn on you. I’ve seen it first hand for years. Once there controlled by the corrupt state politicians it’s over and your back to square one at the local level.


>>”I am sure most here do”<<

Yes – but most NOT here don’t.

IMO, this is the problem – we aren’t *leveraging* our massive strength in numbers.

Control most precincts, and then one (we) can then take over the county apparatus.

Control most counties in a state … and the one (we) can take over the State apparatus.

I don’t know whether you’ve watched any of Ban-On’s podcasts, but there is a *massive* vacancy in participating repubs … and the repubs who are there don’t even SEEK for full participation.

Something like 200,000 vacancies, that the RINO’s wish NOT to be filled. That way, they can “lay down” and have the “fall guy” be their own complacent constituents.

Also, they get to play the role of minority – which, by vice of their being more *hidden* than Dems in their Globalist agenda – is the role they *prefer.*

One obvious (D), one hidden (R). Playing both sides, as it were, but in actuality they’re playing NO side for America, but only the side for themselves.

>>”back to square one at the local level.”<<

This is how vacancies (lack of participation) operate. “One” square-one, alone, cannot graduate to square-two.

Having the *majority” of square-ones, though, can push through to the next level. Then, we need to capture the square-two’s, and so on until victory at the top.

The answer / solution is right in front of us …

It’s yeoman’s work … and it takes time, too.

Deplorable Patriot

Also, they get to play the role of minority – which, by vice of their being more *hidden* than Dems in their Globalist agenda – is the role they *prefer.*

One obvious (D), one hidden (R). Playing both sides, as it were, but in actuality they’re playing NO side for America, but only the side for themselves.

The [CB] prefers to work in the shadows. This is just one more example. Following the money would expose that.

Frankly, I don’t know that taking over local precincts with an organization this organized is going to make much of a difference when the national people are the ones deciding who is going to be backed financially.


I think it an error to overestimate the Enemy, who is a MINORITY.

WE THE PEOPLE are what they fear – hence, the UN agendas 2021 / 2030.

>>”an organization this organized”<<

200K vacancies is “organized”???

The very top may be this organized, but they’re also pathologically STUPID. The R party is *disorganized*.

In war, ANY advantage should be pursued – even a “little” difference can become substantial, with time and effort.

Again – the leverage of FAR superior numbers is something we’ve failed to use.

I advocate to remedy this deficiency.

And the Enemy has BROADCAST that this is what – in THEIR opinion – can take them down.

Depopulation is their answer; RE-POPULATION should be ours. Both in birth-rate, AND in precinct participation (there must be other ways. too.)

IMO, YMMV, and all other Scotty-disclaimers may apply.

Deplorable Patriot

I don’t know that they are more stupid than arrogant and not having done their homework.


I consider arrogance to be a manifestation of ignorance.

I.e., *stupidity*.

We have an advantage in numbers; we also have an advantage in full-complement MENTALITY.

“These people are stupid.”

A deficiency of mind, of mentality, of perception.

Link together our numbers, and our ethics (full mentality), and we WIN.



What they lack in the way of acuity the enemy tries to make up for with mendacity & old fashioned viciousness as in antifa & blm.
Hey…just like Bolsheviks!

Brave and Free

Sadly there’s never a lack of fake conservatives on the bench waiting for their turn to play in the Big Leagues.


Then vet them, get to know them.

If we have been volunteering side by side, shoulder to shoulder with them for the last 2-5 yrs, listening to what they say, talking in between working, getting something to eat together after events, we will know them.

Even just attending meetings they lead or attend and hearing their comments *before* they run would help to know them truly


Secondly, recruit or Be a potential candidate on the bench! Esp. for local office.

If we develop a conservative community (in person and in our own towns and counties) then we will know them and have them ready to run.

The GOPe/Uniparty will Always be doing these things. The only question is are there MAGA conservative who are also doing them or our we forfeit our party over to the uniparty by not even showing up on the field to play?


>>”county and state GOP orgs”<<

I believe that THIS is why WE THE PEOPLE must begin with the bottom-up approach.

This is what Ban-On’s role is, I think – to advocate for massive participation in the precincts, *first*.

I’ve seen a few videos of parents TAKING OVER their local school boards, casting away the entrenched virtue-signalers and inserting instead actual virtue-practicers.

Parents protecting their children is one of the most VISCERAL motivations in nature.

It all comes down to the counties, when working bottom-up. One at a time is the recipe for change-for-the-better. Wildfires get started this way …

We need to take BACK our “influence” – the influence of WE THE PEOPLE.

It is MIGHTY when enabled … by us.

We’ve been out of practice for too long …

Deplorable Patriot

While I agree, it’s whoever is bankrolling THEM that needs to be exposed. My guess is the ones put forth are the ones Mercer, Singer, and a few other hedge fund managers have hand picked for the seats.

Deplorable Patriot

At this point, it’s a “follow the money” situation. People are being placed. Cut off the hedge fund managers from the cash flow, and things *might* get cleaned up. But, that would require eliminating the 501c tax code and making c4s transparent.

Sylvia Avery

Steve, thanks (I think) for your explanation of the “Theory.” So crazy. And yet I’m fascinated that there is an actual explanation.



In other words going back to Obama rules where you get more lenient treatment and it’s harder to punish or even report you if your the right skin color or ethnicity.

I seem to recall a certain mass murder at a school in Florida where that was a cause for concern.


Burn loot murder suffers no consequences so I guess it’s only fair to give the younger kids the same dispensation /s


Donald J. Trump6:17pm May 21, 2021
Many people have asked about the beautiful Boeing 757 that became so iconic during the Trump rallies. It was effectively kept in storage in Upstate New York in that I was not allowed to use it during my presidency. It is now being fully restored and updated and will be put back into service sometime prior to the end of the year. It will soon be brought to a Louisiana service facility for the completion of work, inspection and updating of Rolls-Royce engines, and a brand new paint job. When completed, it will be better than ever, and again used at upcoming rallies!


Kind of tough to keep those billionaires with private 757’s bottled-up.

I just hope some of the refurb work involved anti-SAM systems.


Why the hell would you store anything in upstate New York when you could park it in a dry, warm spot like Arizona?


Putin threatens to “knock the teeth out” of Russia’s adversaries. Apparently this is after Russia’s foreign ambassador had harsh words with the Blinken guy.

Putin’s warning comes a day after his top diplomat, Sergey Lavrov, clashed with his American counterpart, Secretary of State Tony Blinken, at a summit over the Artic.

Other reports are linking his words to Ukraine or whatever else Mr. Putin might desire. I wonder if Putin might wake up one day and figure he can get Biden to look the other way as he slips into Greenland.



I can just see Lavrov saying, “you might as well go home — send Winken and Nod and we’ll talk.”

Wolf Moon

Just sayin’ – I think that was a good place to stop on introductory electricity and basic magnetism concepts.

Everybody uses electricity, but most people have never really gotten past the familiar units, and worse yet don’t have a solid idea on how they are related. So reviewing just the basics of both E and M, and then showing basic calculations and concepts for E, is PLENTY for one night!

And yes – an excellent presentation. That got a LOT of information in a relatively small and painless “red pill”. Good stuff!

And I have to say, not sure which mystery you’re talking about leaving hanging, because there were plenty on hand back then!  😃 


My suspicion…..

(I do hope we get to have Tesla coils….)

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Wolf Moon

Yeah, no way one wants to TAG THAT STUFF ON to all the intro explanations!

I just realized how much cultural Marxism, or even mulcheral carcassism, there is in that song!  😅 

And the band history bears it out! Straight out of Tavistock, IMO!  😉 



I wanted to obliquely hint that I knew what lies ahead, not do a deep dive into the song’s production and inter-Beatle wrangling.

Wolf Moon

I gathered as much!

Cuppa Covfefe

And another “alternate” theory from Old Blighty 🙂
(Old Deuteronomy meets with astronomy while Grizabella
[Memories] gets a lift…)….

Up, up, up past the Russell Hotel,
Up up up up, to the Heaviside Layer…

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The only knowledge necessary is, how many Joules must be passed through the Electric Chair to get PDJT’s Diamonds returned ?

Wolf Moon

“The diamonds must be returned!”

Wolf Moon

Just a quick question to the group. Has that “magnet challenge” stuff died down, or is that still a thing? I have NOT been scouring the web these last few days!


I don’t know how serious the “magnet challenge” stuff was in the first place — I read it as being more of a meta-spoof of how little we can believe anything from any “official sources”.

Somewhat akin to reporting, deadpan, that if you take a blank check from your checkbook, write “TRAITOR” across the back with a sharpie, fold it twice so it’s 1/4 the original size, and tuck it into your armpit with first aid tape for a day, when you remove it you will see an image of Liz Cheney where it was.

Wolf Moon

Yes – as opposed to the somewhat more obviously real effects!
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That is seriously heart-wrenching.

Fauci, Gates, Baris, Cuomo, Whitmer, and all the rest are MONSTERS.

Wolf Moon

The thing is, either an enormous number of people are all dead-panning without even an attempt at humor (which in my experience never happens), or a ton of people or bots are lying and pretending to be serious, or people are actually trying and convincing themselves that it’s real. OR – off chance – there is something interesting happening.

Check out the comments on this typical debunk article!



It may be laying a marker on a narrative that will reduce resistance to TENS cleansing.

Wolf Moon

There’s another beauty!


This caught my eye (needs vetting) :

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and that’s approximately the ratio of “I am fine” to maimed they need to keep their plausible deniability afloat.

Here is what happened: A youtuber set up a “magnet challenge” site on a public street, telling people to test to see if the magnet sticks to their arm after the shot. 15 people were tested and 6 had the magnet stick. Since they probably go by rounded numbers (that’s the most logical way to do it) 4 out of 10 jabs is the actual shot. That’s why they need endless repeat vaccinations, to make sure they get everyone. And my guess is that if the first shot is the real one, records are kept to make sure the second shot is the real one.
Wow, the first two covid shots did nothing to me, but that third one kicked my butt.” Reply: It did not. You are a paranoid anti science hick!!!

If Youtube decides to ban the embed, copy and paste this text into your browser, do not click the link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jazZkKQtGS4


The above was done in a confirmed and organized way. There’s no way to debunk this now.

I’ll also add that the way people reacted when they discovered the magnet sticks is typical of rock stupid leftists.


Hmmm… That’s odd…
When I first posted this it showed with two videos… Now I’m seeing a large blank space in the middle… (?)

Wolf Moon

You have to get videos off of Rumble or Bitchute. YouTube will scrub anti-Soviet stuff a.s.a.p.

Deplorable Patriot

This is partially why all the people I know who got Pfizer and Moderna with nothing other than pain at the injection site which happens with a lot of shots, got saline, not the real thing. No blood clots, no weird vaginal bleeding, no strokes, etc., they didn’t get what is causing all the other side effects, but just might with a “booster.”

I hope this crap is exposed outside of Tucker Carlson and the American Thinker soon. It just might save a lot of lives.


I know you follow Jon heretohelp (I do too)…
He has posted about this well before anyone else that I know…

I’m just wondering how he’s managed to stay on Twitter…(?)

Deplorable Patriot

He’s allowed to stay, but those threads are constantly being deleted, so he saves them with screen shots.

There’s movement going on in the background we don’t know anything about, methinks.


Yup !

Deplorable Patriot

I haven’t been looking for it, but for a bit it took on the look of the ice bucket challenge. A lot of random people were doing it.


The anons are split.

Some see it as a slide (and most are quite good as spotting these tactics), and others are honing in the the blood-clots – RICH in iron – that may attend the injection spot more than one may allow for otherwise.

The issue ain’t settled – especially because NONE of us have enough info to decide “fer-sher” – but the trend is that one should view it as perhaps a weird anomaly, yet NOT entirely discountable. Real-world impact seems minimal.

No definitive answer yet, AFAIK, but leaning toward “no”.

(And, btw, baker wars / strife has been muddying the waters of late …)

Wolf Moon

There are many ways to solve this in a laboratory at night.

The problem is a wonderful one in science, how to validate or invalidate results under circumstances of DECEPTION.

Magnetic susceptibility effects are generally very small, and in fact they are LESS than bias effects. Only careful science which pushes strongly to invalidate it’s own biases pro and con will find the truth.

Here is the experiment that every “magnetic vax truther” is NOT doing as a check:


I can’t get it to embed – it says it’s being blocked by Brave. Not sure what’s up with that.

This is a “pro-science” video. Hilarious.


I’m just going to sneak this out there…..

Wolf Moon

That was disturbingly enjoyable!

Wolf Moon

Still my number one!


You’ll never get that one out of your head until you expand your horizons….and

Wolf Moon

Yeah, this is great!


I really like apt, and generally keep within the Debian sphere because of it, but I have to say that them SUSE (pronounced “sue-seh”) folks really know how to have fun (pronounced “par-teh”).

Wolf Moon

I was mostly SuSE for many years. I’m not sure if it was my first distro, but definitely the second. I tried ’em all, but by the time I had worked out YaST (which was not as free of gremlins as they liked to pretend), it was more reliable for me than anything else. It ran beautifully on all my crappy old gear.


Hmmmmm…..I was very interested in UNIX for a while (owned a UNIX PC!) but went corporate because of work demands and settled into Microserf for a long while. Even then, however, I was using Libre Office and GIMP.

In 2015, when I had my security imbroglio, I pulled the plug on all my Windows machines…..and started building back with Linux. I’ve had to keep a Windows machine around to update my Garmin maps and run tax prep software. While I could theoretically run both under Wine, the timeframes involved make this impractical. OTOH, I have a yuge backlog of Linux projects to do if I only had time and space to do them.

Wolf Moon

Yeah, not enough time. I hear you.


A major issue is access. It’s even more of an issue than time. You need to pull things offline down onto a bench, do appropriate things to them, then plug them back in. If you can’t physically get to them — or if you do, half your institution goes dark, you’ll tend to defer patches and run insecure networks.

Wolf Moon

OK – this is disturbing. A pedophile ring in a police department just busted.

Houston officer implicates dispatcher and deputy in child sex abuse before committing suicide after 6 hour standoff



If they are in the ‘Church’ – They can be almost anywhere!!!

Wolf Moon

Duchess – I just tested something very interesting. My “first like” using the notification system is not “taking” – it will undo itself after about 15 seconds. Only the SECOND ONE takes.

IMO, this is WokePress.com playing tricks.


Not uncommon, Wolf – it happens to me, too!!! They never quit being annoying!!!

Valerie Curren

Steve, I’m enjoying you, as a proclaimed atheist, dancing around the concept of Absolute Truth. How do you arrive at that Truth apart from God?

Deplorable Patriot

I didn’t want to be the first one to say it. All the relative truth stuff is all about the rejection of religion.

Wolf Moon

I could say something here in Steve’s defense, but I’ll just let his exposition continue to go where it’s going.  😉 

Valerie Curren

Absolutely! or more specifically the rejection of God & His order!


Don’t reboot it. Just patch.

Wolf Moon

OK, this one is inspired! love it!


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Wolf Moon

“Don’ reboot it, just patch!”


shake that boot-y

Wolf Moon

“Uptime funked you up!”



Cynical Theory : The Weather…HURRICANE SEASON (big fan ! just kidding !)

first named storm ANA

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subtropical storm ANA is NE of Bermuda at about 45 mph sustained max.


the Cone of Uncertainty…ANA…
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it is expected to move NE (yay)

meanwhile…that other yellow X has no name…yet…

it is about 50 miles east of Corpus Christi with 35 mph sustained , east of center.

moving inland so not expected to develop into a TS or a TD..

👉 but heavy rains expected for southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana .

be safe.💟


With this current fraud & co occupying d.c. special prayers are in order for those potentially in the path of storms. I can’t even imagine what the governmental response will be.

Cuppa Covfefe

Neither can “the government”…


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Thank You, Jesus, for blessings received and prayers answered!!!


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Father God, I now follow your command to put on the full armor of God, because my battle is not against flesh and blood but against rulers, authorities, the powers of this dark world and against spiritual forces of evil in the unseen world.

I first pray on the Belt of Truth that it may be buckled around my waist, may I be centered and encircled by your truth dear Lord. Hem me inside all that is true and right, and may I be protected and held up by the truth of your living word, in my Lord Jesus name.

I pray on the Breastplate of righteousness, please protect my vital organs and my inner man, cover my integrity, my spirit, and my soul. Guard my heart for it is the wellspring of life, please strengthen and guard the most vulnerable places in my life with that which is right, good, and noble that I might not receive a fatal blow from the enemy, in my Lord Jesus name.

I pray on the Gospel Shoes of Peace. I choose to stand in the shoes of your good news, and on the firm foundation of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the solid eternal rock. All other ground is sinking sand, I pray that I will not slip or fall, but that my feet would be firmly fitted on your lordship, my Lord Jesus. I choose to stand on you, so that the peace of God, which transcends all understanding will guard my heart and mind in Christ Jesus, the eternal Rock of Ages. I receive your holy peace now my Lord, from the sole of my feet to the crown of my head, in my Lord Jesus name.

I pray the Shield of Faith into my hand now. As I take up the shield of faith, I ask that you might extinguish every dart and arrow, that is launched from the enemy to take me down spiritually, physically, mentally, emotionally, and every attempt of the enemy to destroy my joy. I ask that my faith in you would make it flame out. Extinguish every flaming arrow that would come against me, my life, my family, my home, or my ministry. May my faith always be out in front of me like a shield. Give me the courage to “faith my fears” by choosing to walk by faith and not by sight, in my Lord Jesus name.

I pray on the Helmet of Salvation, that you might protect my mind from the thoughts that can lead me astray. I choose to take every thought captive, and arrest all intentioned ideas and motives that would harm others, or distract me from your holy will for me. I submit every captured thought to the Lordship of my Lord Jesus Christ, and ask that you would imprison those thoughts that are not of you my Lord. Transform my mind and renew my thinking that I may think God thoughts, and have a sober mind that is focused on your glory. Please protect me from being double minded that I may allow my mind, I reject to live an earthly life, because I choose to live a holy one, governed by you My Lord Jesus, the prince of peace, please have my mind to be saturated with the holy mind of Christ, in my Lord Jesus name.

Finally, I take up the Sword of the Spirit which is the holy word of God, I pray this powerful offensive weapon into my hand, and ask that your holy word would be fitting for every encounter I face. As the enemy gets close to me, please give me the insight, wisdom, and skill to wield the word of God to drive away the enemy, in my Lord Jesus name.

May the enemy and his team flee from me, upon hearing the word of God spoken by the power and direction of the Holy Spirit. Give me the sword of the spirit to cut through the wiles of the devil, so that I may discern the schemes of the enemy when he is near.

With all kinds of prayers, supplication, and intercession I pray to you my Lord God as the one who fights my battles. Now that I’m in your holy powerful armor, I walk away covered and ready to face my day as you go before me, and please protect me in the midst of the spiritual warfare in this unseen world, in my Lord Jesus name.

Thank you my Lord, for the spiritual weapons of armor and prayer that you have given me. It is written no weapon formed against me shall prosper, and you will refute every tongue that accuses me.

Thank you Father God, my Lord Jesus and the Holy Spirit, that I am more than a conqueror in my Lord Jesus. I pray all of this in the mighty name of my Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ, amen.

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At a time when the world could have been lit up for free, by the advancements of Nikola Tesla, the Great Merchants of the earth saw the marvel and hid it for their own devices. Today all technology stems from the knowledge God instilled inside of Tesla, and he feverishly laid out for the world…only to be STOLEN by the Cabal and used devilishly for their own evil devices.

And who knew how to interpret his genius patents, and strange drawings? Was it not John Trump, Donald Trump’s uncle? Did Trump not tell us this when he was first running for President on the campaign trail? He told the Cabal and all the names we know not who run the Cabal that his UNCLE TOLD HIM EVERYTHING about TESLA’S WORKS!

[Excerpt] Read more at the link above…


Donald JOHN Trump…just sayin…


Ashli Babbitt’s Family Suing Capitol Police For Fatal Jan. 6 Shooting
May 21, 2021 By Jordan Davidson
Ashli Babbitt’s family is suing the U.S. Capitol Police for more than $10 million for shooting and killing her during the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol


Somebody should find the very well-filmed video recording of that whole event—- as it was happening—the person filming everything showed step by step how this thing played out—-by what sure looked like very professional and practiced ACTORS….right down to how she was boosted through the broken window…supported and assisted so she did not hurt herself in the fall….how a knapsack deftly appeared, to be placed under her head to cushion her head….showed that the blood flowed UPWARDS, as she bit off something to release it….showed next, all the mayhem/loud cries of all the ACTORS surrounding her….how one ACTOR changed out of his original clothing….

Too many parts of this whole thing–from the actual event to happening in the weeks that followed—- were fishy—–and now here we are, after a decent interval— with the family suing for MILLIONS—-?!???

PLUS—no one identified the shooter—(it was NOT shown to be a Capitol Policeman)—whoever fired the gun…..An arm appeared, holding a gun and then BAM—big loud noise—-

This whole thing was.tremendously well-rehearsed ahead of time…..so it all came off without a hitch.

~~~~Anybody else see that at the time? At the time this happened, this video was played and re-played several times—-and we were even shown in slow motion exactly how they pulled it off-

—then the whole video / all the pieces we had been shown—-all of it disappeared—-


Yes, showed here a few times along with others before that without the explanations. As to some of the explanations they get a yes, others a maybe shrug but still peculiar. I’m in with the planned out part with quite a few playing certan roles, but it’s still questionable as to Bobbit’s role, was she in it all the way or just used along the way?

I’m tending toward used along the way. There is the video of her walking up to the Capitol. No indication that she spoke anything but her heart. Question should be who took the video and was she at that point being guided? The back pack she was clearly wearing on both the walk up to the capitol along with in the hall before going through the window, so it didn’t appear from no where unless it was a last second slip off to get through the window in which case it was likely still there to catch her as she came back out of the window.

So how do you get her to be the first to go through the window? “Your small, you’ll fit” and then all the glass on the window is broken out to include the jagged edges so she’d have no qualms. Did the back pack catch the blood? Something clearly did or as you might surmise there was none. It’s been said there was arterial bleeding but I’m not sure where that came from. Not sure if we’ve seen an autopsy report or if that comes from a report of an autopsy report. We don’t know the caliber of the gun but it can be assumed small but what tip bullet? what was bullet capable of, entrance wound? exit wound? I don’t think we have that info since there’s been no ballistics report. There were some strange movements in her care and one by herself if I remember but not sure how conclusive those were.
She clearly didn’t get much attention after down on the ground.. was that because of the guilt of first responders? Everyone around her seemed culpable to include the cops who didn’t want to get close.

There’s the husband’s earnest interview and that puts her in the Trump supporter patriot roll all the way. There’s also new information that she donated to “Build the Wall” also.




China is an *ssh*le and so is Fauci


OH politics. Thought of you, Wolfmoon1776, when I read this. Interesting to watch other states and pray enough voters in that state are watching and voting in the primary!

Gail Combs

That Philosophy IS NOT NEW!!!

 Karl Marx:

“… Young Karl was privately educated, by Heinrich Marx, until 1830, when he entered Trier High School, whose headmaster, Hugo Wyttenbach, was a friend of his father. By employing many liberal humanists as teachers, Wyttenbach incurred the anger of the local conservative government. Subsequently, police raided the school in 1832…

… On 28 August 1844, Marx met the German socialist Friedrich Engels at the Café de la Régence, beginning a lifelong friendship.[59] Engels showed Marx his recently published The Condition of the Working Class in England in 1844,[60][61] convincing Marx that the working class would be the agent and instrument of the final revolution in history.[62][63] Soon Marx and Engels were collaborating on a criticism of the philosophical ideas of Marx’s former friend, Bruno Bauer. This work was published in 1845 as The Holy Family.[64][65] Although critical of Bauer, Marx was increasingly influenced by the ideas of the Young Hegelians ….”

The Philosophy Of Karl Marx

 The philosophical bases of Marx’s thought were laid early and remained unchanged throughout his life. As a student, Marx accepted the philosophy of Hegel as the only sound and adequate explanation of the universe. According to this philosophy, “the only immutable thing is the abstraction of movement.” The one universal phenomenon is change, and the only universal form of this phenomenon is its complete abstraction. Thus, Hegel accepted as real only that which existed in the mind. Objective phenomena and events were of no consequence; only the conceptions of them possessed by human minds were real. Ideas, not objects, were the stuff of which the universe was made.

In the Hegelian philosophy no idea could exist without an opposite…. Struggle or conflict was the en-evitable fact in such a universe—conflict of the thesis with its antithesis. In this struggle thesis and antithesis acted and reacted on each other, and a new phenomenon—synthesis—was created. All action or change occurring in the universe was, under the Hegelian philosophy, the product of thesis, antithesis, and resulting synthesis — all in the realm of ideas, since objective reality could exist only in that sphere. Since this process was universal and never ending, it offered a complete explanation of the causal processes creating all phenomena within the universe….  

 This is why there is so much emphasis placed on ‘Consensus’ – In other words if I wish real hard and click my heels three time it is TRUE! (And since I control the scientific data bases and the Journals and Societies I can change the data to meet my fantasy.)

Of course this philosophy is only for the rank and file. The elite ‘Socialists’, the bankers, corporate CEOs and politicians, use the philosophy to control the minds of the rank and file just as the old feudal kings used their CONTROL of the Church to control the serfs. Remember Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. Chaucer had no use for any in the Church except for the poor village Parson.

….The Pardoner admits that he preaches solely to get money, not to correct sin. He argues that many sermons are the product of evil intentions. By preaching, the Pardoner can get back at anyone who has offended him or his brethren. In his sermon, he always preaches about covetousness, the very vice that he himself is gripped by. His one and only interest is to fill his ever-deepening pockets. He would rather take the last penny from a widow and her starving family than give up his money, and the good cheeses, breads, and wines that such income brings him…. 



A gentle and poor village Parson is described next. Pure of conscience and true to the teachings of Christ, the Parson enjoys preaching and instructing his parishioners, but he hates excommunicating those who cannot pay their tithes. He walks with his staff to visit all his parishioners, no matter how far away. He believes that a priest must be pure, because he serves as an example for his congregation, his flock. The Parson is dedicated to his parish and does not seek a better appointment. He is even kind to sinners, preferring to teach them by example rather than scorn. The parson is accompanied by his brother, a Plowman, who works hard, loves God and his neighbor, labors “for Christ’s sake” (537), and pays his tithes on time.


 Since the American revolutionists up-set that applecart and forbid a STATE religion ‘Socialism/Communism’ was substituted.. (See The Great Thanksgiving Hoax for the death of the idea of socialism as a legitimate method of governance and economics. It flunked the reality test big time but this is never taught in school..)

Deplorable Patriot

Excommunicating someone who cannot pay their thithes? That isn’t Christian.

And “The Holy Family” is a direct assault.

It’s all about trying stamp out religion, Christianity, specifically, which, at its core, is an individual responsibility set against a framework. The administrative apparatus is no different than any other sort of administration when it comes to the temptation of corruptions. The fact that believers don’t do their own due diligence is a failure of the leadership to explain that.

Gail Combs


Geoffrey Chaucer (/ ˈtʃɔːsər /; c. 1340s – 25 October 1400) was an English poet and author. Widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages, he is best known for The Canterbury Tales. He has been called the “father of English literature”, or, alternatively, the “father of English poetry”.

was using the Canterbury Tales to point out the faiIings of the medieval STATE religion. I view such a STATE religion as a weapon against the people. It has NOTHING to do with Christianity and Christ as you point out.

‘Excommunicating someone who cannot pay their thithes’ means these peolpe, if they are truly poor NEED the help of Christians.


Hi Gail,

(Off Topic) :A few days ago you posted something about vitamin B 12 rapidly alleviating your respiratory issues.

Can you post some more details (like frequency of dosage (i.e. is it used as needed or taken regularly; if regularly how often ?)

I know several people that are having long term post Covid respiratory issues and it seems that the doctors and their prescriptions are not helping and perhaps hurting them.

Thanks in advance !

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Gail Combs

I found “B12 through sublingual delivery (under the tongue)” provided almost instant relief. Unfortunately it does not last long. That may be because I have a massive deficiency. I have also recently been diagnosed with cataracts and that seems to be connected to vitamin B2 deficiency. I am not real fond of veggies and that may be why I am deficient in B vitamins.
It is not going to hurt you so it is worth a try. Stinging nettles and Licorice root also seem to help.

Vitamin B-12 Battles Allergies

While pollen, mold, dust and animal dander are common triggers for allergies, there’s a hidden cause you may not think of – stress. Stress zaps the body of vital vitamin B supplies. A recent report confirms that people who are under intense stress tend to have more allergy symptoms. In one study, children who had severe allergies were temporarily moved from their own homes to a group home setting where they had the opportunity to “de-stress.” They were then exposed to dust and other substances that would normally cause a strong allergic reaction. Researchers observed a minimal allergic reaction.

Several other studies have not only made the connection between B-12 and stress, but have suggested that vitamin B12 could actually reduce allergy symptoms. For example, in a recent clinical study, a group of seasonal allergy sufferers spent up to six weeks taking massive amounts of B12 through sublingual delivery (under the tongue).

Many of the worst symptoms – sneezing, congestion and itchy, runny noses – were half as severe in the vitamin B12 group as in the placebo group. Researchers stated,“The effects were comparable to Claritin. Vitamin B12 is also much safer.”

Better still, people who were taking B12 didn’t have the tired, draggy feeling so common with antihistamine allergy medications. Another study found vitamin B12 taken at an increased dose may help protect asthma sufferers from reacting to food with sulfites.

The secret to vitamin B12’s allergy fighting success lies in its ability to “reset” the immune system….

Vitamin B-12 deficiency, in particular, may increase your risk of neuropsychiatric disorders. Researchers are also investigating its role in hyperhomocysteinemia and atherosclerosis.


Also recommended by Treepers:
Nettle Leaf & Licorice root for anti-inflamitory/allergy/asthma (I found it works and I am off the antihistamines)
(Click on numbers to go to studies)

Review Shows CoQ10 Beneficial for Blood Vessel Health
Co-Q-10 and the immune system:

These naturally-occurring, whole food-derived substances with proven coronavirus-inhibiting properties are discussed below:

Licorice root. Glycyrrhizin, an active constituent of licorice roots, has been shown to exhibit potent inhibitory activity against SARS-coronavirus replication (3). Additionally, glycyrrhizin appears to be more effective during the early stages of coronavirus replication (3)…..


Thank you so much for this Gail !

I had passed on your earlier comment about stinging nettles and licorice root… But I got no feedback so I’m assuming it was ignored… So I’ll try again with this comment !


I found this on YouTube do not know how to bring the URL here
DOCTOR REVEALS The Science Behind How The Body Can HEAL ITSELF | Dr. William Li & Mark Hyman
The symptoms of COVID-19 are scary enough. What I personally find even more terrifying, is the long-haulers syndrome so many people struggle with months after “recovering” from acute COVID. In many people, lingering symptoms are occurring 6 to 9 months after COVID infection, hence the term long-haulers syndrome. It comes with a slew of symptoms, from fatigue and body aches to difficulty breathing, racing heart, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, and more. COVID-19 was originally viewed as a respiratory disease but we’ve now gained a new understanding of its impact on our blood vessels and how that affects the entire body. There’s no better person to dig into the vascular nature of COVID with than today’s guest on The Doctor’s Farmacy, Dr. William Li. Dr. William Li is an internationally renowned physician, scientist and author of one of my favorite books, the New York Times bestseller Eat to Beat Disease: The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself. His groundbreaking work has led to the development of more than 30 new medical treatments and impacted care for more than 70 diseases including cancer, diabetes, blindness, heart disease and obesity. His TED Talk, “Can We Eat to Starve Cancer?” has garnered more than 11 million views. Dr. Li has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN, CNBC, Live with Kelly & Ryan and the Dr. Oz Show, and he has been featured in USA Today, Time Magazine, The Atlantic, Parade and O Magazine. He is president and medical director of the Angiogenesis Foundation and is leading research into COVID-19. This episode is brought to you by Athletic Greens, BiOptimizers, and TrueDark. Athletic Greens is offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners a full year supply of their Vitamin D3/K2 Liquid Formula free with your first purchase, plus 5 free travel packs. Just go to athleticgreens.com/hyman to take advantage of this great offer. Right now, BiOptimizers is offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners 10% off your Magnesium Breakthrough order. Just go to magbreakthrough.com/hyman and use code HYMAN10 to receive this amazing offer. TrueDark Daylights help prevent eye strain and headaches from overexposure to junk light and TrueDark Twilights collection for nighttime helps you get deeper sleep. TrueDark is offering podcast listeners 15% with code DRHYMAN15. Just go to truedark.com/hyman.


DOCTOR REVEALS The Science Behind How The Body Can HEAL ITSELF | Dr. William Li & Mark Hyman


These so-called Post Modern “Theories” are not theories at all, they are DOGMA’s of the left to control societies.

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Deplorable Patriot

It’s the attempt to put doubts about Dogma into the minds of those who don’t know their faith very well.


The definition of “theory” that I like the best is “divine order; harmony”.

Even the term “theory” has been subverted from its scientific (pursuit-of-truth) origin.

Now, it’s also used as a “guess” – a maybe/maybe-not thingy.

This is the sense that the >>Post Modern “Theories”<< use.

They’re also committing the fallacy of “equivocation”, in that one party uses one definition, and the other party uses the *other* definition. Words matter, especially in this case.

Theirs isn’t the scientific definition at all – and you’re spot-on right, “not theories”.

Not scientific theory, but guess-work instead.

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not going to weigh in regarding who should challenge Liz Cheney. Haven’t spent any time on that. however, what caught my attention was this:
“The website of his campaign is a chock full of extreme right rhetoric, including that his goal if he were elected would be to ‘defend our rights and our republic against angry Socialists and their allies in Big Tech, academia and the Fake New Media.'”

Since when is defending our rights and our republic against leftist “extreme” rhetoric?!!!!


Maricopa County Is Now Doing the Unheard of by Intimidating the Senate and Its Auditors with Possible Lawsuit Should They Complete Their Legal and Proper Audit
As reported previously the Arizona Maricopa County Board of Supervisors (MCBOS) are doing all they can to prevent a real audit of the results from the 2020 Election in their county.
The County now is doing the unheard of – They are intimidating the auditors and volunteers who are helping while the audit is ongoing in their county.


Covid vaccine profits mint 9 new pharma billionaires


Deplorable Patriot



I wish this was just a bad joke!


 😳  😖 

This is so wrong…in so many ways.

PBS is under demonic control.

Cuppa Covfefe

P rogramming
B y
S atan


5.22.21: The AMAZING sound of [DS] FEAR is GLORIOUS! GA and AZ Booms! Pray!
And We Know Published  May 22, 2021



James O’Keefe teasing again for Monday:

The best is yet to come… two whistleblowers inside tech going public Monday and a huge announcement tomorrow. Here’s to being a happy warrior!

Wolf Moon



Just to be clear here, when black people attack asian people it’s still whitey’s fault. Now proceed smartly to the chattel evaluation center nearest your home after turning in your valuables and property for redistribution.



Nothing to be alarmed with here. Likely to help chattel pass their evals so that they can remain and be good servants.



This is pulled from gab commentary. I’m at the point where I believe either:

1) this comment, and Trump won’t be back, and it will fall to Pompeo/Flynn/DeSantis if we manage to force the audits and out the complete fraud.


2) Things are occurring that we don’t see, and POTUS will be back this year.

“There was a time I thought that maybe, just maybe, Trump would realize the stakes of stepping down and letting the election be stolen from him, but now I see the truth, Trump was never the guy, he was Tiberius Gracchus. The crown of the United States was at his feet and instead of picking it up with a sword, he left it there and shuffled out the door, and now he will pay the price for civility and cowardice in the face of demons, serves him right.”

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Sticking with number 2! regardless if things are happening or not.

Hangs the charge of being cowards and wanting civility on the Republican leadership starting with Pence, McConnell, McCarthy and down the list to eventually ourselves.

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We’ll be fine… 😇  if any leftist scum bags come by to check us out with an eye to shutting us down, they’ll just think Q people are all about studying physics now.

tic toc, tic toc, tic…………… 😽 …….Hey look! No hands!  😆 

https://www.infowars.com/posts/warning-collapse-of-the-west-is-now-upon-us/  😏 


So it begins again…

The Dems have tried before to make our Vitamins & Supplements by ‘prescription only’.

Looks like they are at again:

FDA Threatens to Ban Critical Toxin Protection Supplement

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………….From the article:

On shaky legal grounds, the FDA has targeted N-acetylcysteine (NAC), an important antioxidant supplement. Action Alert!

The FDA has declared that NAC, a vital antioxidant with a number of important health benefits, is not a legal dietary supplement. This is a direct threat to a supplement that many integrative doctors and patients rely on to address a variety of health conditions. 

………………More at link.

NAC has been used in optimizing lung health.

There was an article last week that mentioned using NAC for fighting the effects of covid.


Makes you think they are getting ready for the next BIO attack.


I think we’re in a BIO attack right now…with these gene-altering injections.

And [they] don’t want us to have ways to keep ourselves healthy, such as with Vitamins/Supplements.

They want us to be dependent on their medical system and big pharma.

Concerned Virginian

Walgreens and Amazon don’t have NAC.
Walmart online and iherb.com/ still have it — for now.
Buy it while you can —

May 17, 2021
“Ask the pharmacist: NAC supplements going away soon”


NAC no longer on Amazon.



Citizen Free Press posted this excellent Paul Joseph Watson video about the COVID cult. Truthful and entertaining.


Deplorable Patriot

I have to step away for a bit, but this whole episode in human history is a completely new level of insane.


Truth! I am struck by how wimpy these people are. They do not think for themselves, they are reliant on what they are told (and gullible in the extreme), and they do not possess the American spirit of toughness and independence. They are 🐑, and proud of it. Perfect little NWO useful idiots.

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Brave and Free

^^^THIS ^^^


This is definitely INSANE, Truths!!!


This is on Telegram – and – it is so funny – I got it in an email MP4 link

Could someone post this video – OR – find it elsewhere – much appreciated

Hitler Spoof Vid


Valerie Curren

This is the embed code (I couldn’t watch it at Telegram w/out signing up)

<script async src=”https://telegram.org/js/telegram-widget.js?15″ data-telegram-post=”TheStormHasArrived17/2762″ data-width=”100%”></script>

Hitler Spoof Vid

<script async src=”https://telegram.org/js/telegram-widget.js?15″ data-telegram-post=”TheStormHasArrived17/2762″ data-width=”100%”></script>

I hope one of these ways works for I don’t know what I’m doing here either 🙂

Valerie Curren

Maybe Wolf or another techie will come to the rescue & get it to work!


It is frustrating if one is not a member – and I do not know anyone who is – if I knew how to share the MP4 video – that would help – but, alas – not puter savvy am I.

Valerie Curren



* Sigh * – maybe someone knows how to transfer an MP4 video here, Val – hope so – it is the funniest one I have seen in a long time!!!

Valerie Curren

You might need to copy the info to today’s thread for it to get a better shot at that happening…


Good Idea – will try later – Thanks!!!

Valerie Curren

YW 🙂


Has anyone heard news of pgroup?


Been wondering the same thing.


The Fraudulency administration, in a nutshell. 😂😝🤣😹🤭


A staffer was caught on camera awkwardly crawling on the ground behind Joe Biden’s US Secretary of the Interior during an interview with “Late Night with Seth Meyers.”

Deb Haaland was speaking to Meyers about being the first Native American woman sworn into the office when the staffer appearing in the frame.

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Top three answers @ GWP

  1. White Guilt (showing subservience to his betters)?
  2. Just playing Cowboys and Injuns? or…
  3. Is that Mitch?
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Valerie Curren

Looking for “Major’s” doody to cover up for no-go dementia Joe!

Concerned Virginian

Staffer crawls into the video at 1:26 and goes behind the desk.
Interviewer calls out the staffer, who pops up from behind the desk at 1:44.
Staffer leaves the video literally on his knees at 1:47.
Interviewer and Secretary laugh.
Others (in the studio?) laugh.
(So do Putin, Little Rocket Man, Dictator Xi.)

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There’s a New Group on Gab where people are posting Non-Woke American Companies to buy from:

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The Patriot’s Buycott Group. Non-Woke American Companies Only

Here is the first Safe to buy list that I’ve ever made. Let me know if you find reasons not to support the Brands/Companies listed. This is the most important list I’ve made to date. Definitely! Buy American! Wooo!! Now we’re getting somewhere!
Check out the group if you get the chance!

Here’s the link!  👉   https://gab.com/groups/42810

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