2021·08·21 Joe Biden Didn’t Win Daily Thread

His Fraudulency

Joe Biteme, properly styled His Fraudulency, continues to infest the White House, we haven’t heard much from the person who should have been declared the victor, and hopium is still being dispensed even as our military appears to have joined the political establishment in knuckling under to the fraud.

One can hope that all is not as it seems.

I’d love to feast on that crow.

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.

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.

Kitco Ask. Last week:

Gold $1780.60
Silver $23.83
Platinum $1034
Palladium $2736
Rhodium $20,200

This week, markets closed as of 3PM MT.

Gold 1781.50
Silver 23.13
Platinum 1000
Palladium 2354
Rhodium 17,100

Gold has actually moved around a bit, but the end result was a tiny gain over the week. Silver has dropped significantly (about 3 percent by eyeball). Platinum was well under a thousand yesterday, and has recovered…some. Palladium is down over ten percent. And Rhodium is getting its ass kicked; it dropped 1900 dollars on Friday alone.

From Special to General

Introduction

Let us start off by recapping our list of “as of 1894” mysteries and conservation laws, and bring things up to date including the Bohr atom and the work done on justifying the periodic table (much of which happened well beyond 1913). Otherwise, we’re at about 1913 now.

Let’s recap/update those lists.

  1. Conservation of mass
  2. Conservation of momentum
  3. Conservation of energy
  4. Conservation of electric charge
  5. Conservation of angular momentum
  6. (ADD:) Conservation of mass-energy

The following mysteries were unanswered at the end of 1894.

  1. Why was the long axis of Mercury’s orbit precessing more than expected, by 43 arcseconds every century? Was it, indeed, a planet even closer to the sun? If so, it’d have been nice to actually see it.
  2. Why was Michelson unable to measure any difference in speed of light despite the fact we, being on planet Earth that is orbiting the sun, had to be moving through the medium in which it propagates?
  3. What makes the sun (and other stars) shine (beyond the obvious “they shine because they’re hot” answer). What keeps the sun hot, what energy is it harnessing?
  4. How did the solar system form? Any answer to this must account for how the planets, only a tiny fraction of the mass of the solar system, ended up with the vast majority of the angular momentum in the system.
  5. What is the electrical “fluid” that moves around when there is an electric current, and that somehow seems imbalanced when we perceive that an object has a charge? Were there both negative and positive fluids, or just one fluid that had a natural neutral level; below it was negative (deficit), above it was positive (excess)?
  6. Why are there so many different kinds of atoms? How did electrical charges relate to chemistry? How is it that 94 thousand coulombs of charge are needed to bust apart certain molecules (though it often had to be delivered at different voltages depending on the molecule)?
  7. Why were the atomic weights almost always a multiple of hydrogen’s? Why was it never quite a perfect multiple? Why was it sometimes nowhere near to being a multiple?
  8. Why does the photoelectric effect work the way it does, where it depends on the frequency of the light hitting the object, not the intensity?
  9. Why does black body radiation have a “hump” in its frequency graph?

In just 20 years we had come a long way. Out of nine mysteries, only three were completely left open, and another was mostly solved. And even mystery number 3 had tantalizing hints.

More Developments in Special Relativity

A few weeks ago–actually the last time I used this particular eagle–I described the four Big Papers Einstein published in 1905. Two of them had to do with what today we call “Special Relativity.”

What made it “special”? Did it ride the short bus to school?

What made it special was that it only applied to a very specific case, the case where the frames of reference are not accelerating. Constant speed, even high speed, isn’t an issue, but if there’s any sort of acceleration, it’s a different ball game.

General relativity doesn’t have this restriction. Special relativity turns out to be a special case of general relativity.

1915 was the year Einstein first put forward general relativity, which means that historically speaking, with the last article taking us up to that about then dealing with subatomic physics, this is the right time to take up general relativity.

But there had been some developments in special relativity in the meantime. Einstein hadn’t really thought about relativity from a geometric point of view, but many others, including his former math professor Hermann Minkowski, did. They pointed out that if you simply consider time as being a fourth dimension, a lot of things fell into place.

This does make some sense. After all, if you and I agree to meet at the corner of Pikes Peak and Cascade on the 14th floor of the Holly Sugar Building (which isn’t called that any more), we’ve specified a meeting place in three dimensions…latitude, longitude (the streets run north/south east/west in that part of town), and elevation (14th floor). Or coordinates…a triplet of them…can be used to define any location in space once you’ve defined the coordinate system (and it doesn’t even have to be a cubical grid either; cylindrical or spherical coordinates can work). You need three coordinates, though, because space is three dimensional. You can get by with two if you implicitly specify the third (in this case, surface level could be assumed; that’s probably a good idea when dealing with ships).

But if you and I arrange a meeting place in this manner, we’re committing a Bidenesque screwup: Because we also need to specify a time. So really, you need four coordinates, three space coordinates x, y, and z, and a time coordinate, t.

When you specify all four, you’ve defined what physicists call an event. And you’re doing it in terms of spacetime.

And so, it turns out that special relativity fits well with the concept of spacetime and works in four dimensions. This was pointed out by Minkowski.

But there was a difference! And it becomes most manifest when considering interval. The interval is the distance between two events.

If you are using a “Cartesian” (cubic grid) coordinate system, the difference between two points in space is an extension of Pythagoras. In two dimensions, on a Cartesian grid, the distance between two points is simply the difference between their x-coordinates, squared, plus the difference between their y coordinates, squared, then take the square root of all that.

distance (2 dimensions) = sqrt( ( x1-x2 )2 + (y1-y2)2)

It’s precisely equivalent to a2+b2=c2. (And note, it doesn’t make any difference whether you subtract point 1 from point 2, or vice versa. Sure, you will get opposite signs depending on the order, but those get wiped out when you square the differences.)

To move up to three dimensions, you can square the two dimensional distance again, then square the difference in the third coordinate. But when you do that, it’s algebraically equivalent to just squaring all three differences, adding them together, then taking the square root:

distance (3 dimensions) = sqrt( ( x1-x2 )2 + (y1-y2)2 + (z1-z2)2)

So it stands to reason that for four dimensions you’d square the time difference as well, like this, right?

distance (spacetime) = sqrt( ( x1-x2 )2 + (y1-y2)2 + (z1-z2)2 + (t1-t2)2) (wrong, don’t do this)

Well, it might stand to reason, but it’s wrong.

First there’s one issue to clear out of the way: time is measured in seconds and distance is measured in meters; by simply taking a difference in time and jumbling it in with three differences in meters, you are mixing apples and roadcones.

It turns out that with spacetime, a distance of d = ct is equivalent to a duration of t. In other words a one second time difference is equivalent to a distance of 299,792,458 meters. So when doing this computation, if you divide your space distances by the speed of light, you get units of seconds, and now the four “pieces” of the equation all match units. You’ll have to multiply the result by c again to get back to meters.

So let’s imagine two events at the same x and y, but with z differing by 299,792.458 meters, and t differing by one second. Dividing all of the space coordinates by c, you get the x and y differences = 0, the z difference being 1 second, and of course the t difference is 1 second.

Incidentally a difference is often denoted by Δ, the Greek letter delta, so we can say Δx=0, Δy=0, Δz=1, and Δt=1. It’s a lot more convenient, and amongst techie types “delta” is often slang for “change” or “difference.” (“What’s the delta in the cost of gas switching from the orange guy with the mean tweets to His Fraudulency?” for instance.)

So square everything and get 0, 0, 1, 1, add them together to get 2, take the square root, and the interval is 1.414 seconds, or about 424 million meters, right?

Well, no. The BIG difference is that with space time you subtract the space components from the time component!

Here is the correct formula:

distance (spacetime) = sqrt( (t1-t2)2 – ( x1-x2 )2 – (y1-y2)2 – (z1-z2)2 )

Note that the time difference is first and all the space differences are subtracted from it.

So in this case the interval is zero seconds; the two ones cancel.

(Equivalently, you could multiply the time by c and work entirely in meters, rather than seconds…but that would have made the arithmetic ugly.)

Now there’s only one thing that can get from that first event, to that second event. The one thing that can move 299,792,458 meters in one second, and that, of course, is light in a vacuum.

But the light, in doing so, covers no interval. Which means that the light beam perceives no distance traveled and no time elapsed! But if you remember the time and distance dilation formulas from the last time we talked about special relativity, that’s what we would expect. At light speed, both effects cause the elapsed time and traveled distance (from the point of view of the light beam) to reach zero.

So what we have here is a geometric model of special relativity.

OK, let’s play another game here. Let’s make the space distance twice as much as it was before, while leaving the time distance 1. You end up with Δx=0, Δy=0, Δz=2, Δt=1.

Plugging that in, we get sqrt( 12 – 02 – 02 – 22 ) = sqrt( 1 – 4 ) = sqrt( -3 ).

Now you can’t take the square root of -3 and get a meaningful distance (or time) out of it. What the spacetime model is telling you is you cannot get from one event to the other. If you could, it would be by traveling faster than the speed of light. So the spacetime model has built into it a rationale for not being able to exceed the speed of light in a vacuum.

Einstein didn’t use this in 1905, but he adopted it shortly thereafter. (I wonder if Minkowski ever told his former student how proud he was of him.)

Minkowski invented the spacetime diagram, where the vertical axis is time, and the horizontal axis is space. Objects traveling on this diagram cannot do so at a slant of less than 45 degrees (that implies traveling faster than c), light itself moves at a 45 degree slant on the diagrams.

An interesting consequence of spacetime is that everything moves at exactly the same speed through it. You, sitting in your chair reading this are traveling through time purely, at one second every second. Move fast enough, and your motion becomes predominantly through space and you are moving slower through time. The second motion is called spacelike because most of the motion is through space, and time slows down signficantly, the first motion is called timelike not because it’d be snarky to refer to it as “sitting on your ass” but because most of the motion is along the time axis.

More Einsteinian Thought Experiments

Spacetime, it turns out, is the easiest way of dealing with general relativity. Not that it’s easy.

I actually wasn’t that far off when I talked about special relativity riding the short bus. The math involved with it is an absolute breeze compared with the math in general relativity. It’s a major event when someone is able to solve the general relativity equation for a certain specific scenario. In fact, I will be honest with you: I don’t understand the math. I never got exposed to tensors; I just have a vague idea that they’re sort of like matrices (which are a power tool in mathematics I do know something about), but not quite.

So with that, I can’t comprehend the real situation then try to explain it to you. I have to rely on the same science-for-senators handwaving that you’ve probably already seen. As such, I’ve been half-dreading writing this post.

But, it does start with Einstein’s doing thought experiments, so at least that part should be comprehensible if I am doing my job right. [Only later will you see the wild leap I can’t justify.]

The supposition this time is that if you were in a locked chamber, no way to see in or out, and were feeling earth-normal gravity, you’d be unable to distinguish it from being in a room that is being accelerated ‘upward’ at g, the acceleration due to gravity. The rules of physics would be the same; any experiment you could carry out would have the same result.

That doesn’t seem too unreasonable. If you drop your four hundred ounce gold brick on your foot in either scenario, it will hurt just as much, just as quickly.

But this does lead to differences with the conventional understanding when you deal with light.

The conventional understanding is that light has no mass, so gravity should not act on it. A beam off your laser pointer should travel in a straight line no matter how strong the gravity is.

On the other hand, if you’re in a room that’s under acceleration, it feels like gravity, there’s an obvious up and a down. But you should be able to tell the difference between an accelerating room and one experiencing gravity, because if you fire your laser pointer horizontally, and the room is accelerating, you should see the beam bend. That is because the beam of light is moving vertically at the same speed you are, but once it has left the laser pointer, it doesn’t speed up in the vertical direction, but you and the room do, so you see the beam drop.

So if the room is feeling gravity, the beam shouldn’t bend because the force of gravity on a massless object should be zero, but if the room is being accelerated, the beam should bend, because the room is moving faster than it was before, by the time the beam hits the wall.

On the left, the light source (and you) are moving at the same speed as the rocket. Middle diagram, but the rocket is speeding up, it’s pulling ahead, so you see it higher. The beam of light, though, can’t speed up in the vertical direction so it seems to trace a curve inside the rocket. Finally it hits the far wall of the rocket. From inside the rocket, the beam appears to have dropped due to gravity.

But if Einstein is right and there really is no way to tell the difference, then either both beams need to move in a straight line, or both beams need to bend. In the second case, light is affected by gravity even though it has no mass.

You need really strong gravity to see this, though. Or a long distance. Because light crosses any normal everyday distance in microseconds or even nanoseconds, and if it’s going to “drop” due to gravity, well, gravity only gets to act on it for a few billionths of a second. Plug that in to d=1/2at2 and it’s almost nothing.

OK, but there is a concrete prediction. A light beam going by a massive object, should bend a bit. This is testable with great difficulty.

Here’s another: If light is affected by gravity, light traveling upward has to lose energy, just like a thrown baseball loses kinetic energy (trading it for potential energy) and slowing down. But light cannot lose energy by slowing down, its speed in any particular medium is a constant.

It can lose energy another way, however. Remember E = hv? (Where ν is the frequency?)

So the light, climbing in a gravity field, should decrease in frequency. That’s the only way it can lose energy. Similarly, light going “downhill” should increase in frequency to gain energy.

There’s an alternative way of looking at this though. Imagine that light beam in the accelerating room, firing upward from the floor. By the time the beam reaches the ceiling, the ceiling has sped up, so there’s a doppler shift in the wavelength, towards the red. Since you can’t tell this case from a room feeling “real” gravity, in that room the light has to redshift too.

This is gravitational red shift. Visible light becomes redder as it moves uphill. Again, this effect is tiny on Earth, but it’s measurable today (I don’t think it was measurable using 1915 equipment).

Hiding inside that effect is another.

Imagine someone on the surface of earth, shining a light straight up. He blinks, and then a second later he blinks again. In the meantime, about 600 trillion wavelengths of the light are emitted.

Someone, up in space, will see the same sequence of events. Blink, 600 trillion wavelengths, then a blink. But the light is red shifted when he sees it. 600 trillion wavelengths takes more than a second to pass by him, because the frequency has dropped.

Therefore he sees it take more than a second between the two blinks. From his point of view, time is running slower down on earth than it is for him in space.

This is gravitational time dilation.

So these are concrete, comprehensible predictions to see whether an accelerating reference frame, where effects happen due to inertia, is truly the same as one with gravity (effects due to mass).

But when Einstein followed the math…it got interesting. And I’m going to have to state it without trying to justify it. Sorry. Complicated business!

Gravity, it turns out, isn’t a “force” like electromagnetism is. It turns out that any object not being accelerated by a real force (like a rocket motor), travels a straight line in space time, the shortest distance between two events. If you think it’s curving because, for instance it’s a space probe doing a “flyby” of Jupiter, it’s because spacetime is curved.

OK, now this takes time to wrap one’s brain around, and if you fail at it you’re in very good company. How does space itself actually bend? Objects bend in space, space itself, can’t bend, there’s nothing to bend.

Nevertheless it does. Not just in Einstein’s thought experiments, but in reality.

Einstein used his new concepts to compute the orbit of Mercury.

Remember there had been a long-standing mystery about Mercury. It orbits the sun in a markedly elliptical orbit, and under Newtonian two-body gravity, the long (or “major”) axis of the ellipse should never change direction. But in fact it does change direction. Some of this can be shown to be due to the other planets’ pulling on Mercury constantly. But not all. After subtracting all of that out, the major axis still shifts by 43 arc seconds every century. That’s an angle about three quarters the width of a quarter set out at a hundred yards, and it takes a century (about 400 revolutions of Mercury about the sun) for it to make that shift.

Precession of Mercury’s orbit. This is empahtically not to scale. Even 4000 orbits wouldn’t show a shift visible at this size.

People had theorized that an undiscovered planet closer to the Sun than Mercury could be perturbing Mercury’s orbit, but it would be frustratingly difficult to see such a planet so close to the Sun.

But when Einstein did the computation with his modified law of gravity, he found that an object orbiting that close to a very massive object like the sun…would see a shift of exactly this amount!

The net effect of Einstein’s new law of gravity is that near very massive objects, gravity’s effect is slightly greater than an inverse square law. Which means that at perihelion (closest approach) gravity is a bit stronger than Newton would expect. However, Kepler’s second law still applies (a line from the sun to the planet sweeping out equal areas in equal times) because it depends on the conservation of angular momentum. So this manifests itself as the elliptical orbit behaving like something out of a Spirograph set.

OK, so Einstein had made one prediction he could test himself. But to be really solid science, predicting new phenomena (rather than just being a possible explanation of a known phenomenon) would be good.

Testing General Relativity

The light bending, doppler effect, and time dilation effects were something that had not been seen before, had not been predicted by any other theory, and if seen would be otherwise unexpected; i.e., a successful prediction by this theory…three successful predictions, actually.

As it turned out, the light bending was the easiest. For this you can use a large massive body that’s between you and stuff of known position, if the position of those background objects appears shifted near the body, you have gravity (from the massive body) bending the light coming to you from the background objects.

This is a job for the Sun. As seen from earth, it moves against the background (it’s really the Earth moving), which is a known pattern of stars. We’ve got plenty of star maps taken when the sun is nowhere along the line of sight (in fact when the sun is behind the mapper, because he’s doing this at night and the sun is below his feet somewhere). So we just need to see if the stars seem shifted (away from the sun as it turns out) when the sun is on the line of sight to the stars.

Did I mention earlier the sun is bright? This makes it impossible to see stars that are almost behind it.

Except during a solar eclipse, when the moon neatly covers the sun!

There was a solar eclipse in 1919. Astronomer Arthur Eddington took photographs, not of the corona (as people usually do during eclipses) but of the stars near the Sun. The elegant mathematical reasoning of Albert Einstein was put to the test. (If you don’t find it elegant, it’s because you haven’t seen and understood the math; I haven’t understood it myself, so I’m taking other peoples’ word for it that its elegant.)

It was hard to measure accurately enough to truly nail it down, but the stars’ apparent position had indeed shifted and the measured effect was consistent with General Relativity.

This was big news. I mean, really big news. It made the newspapers read by regular people. This was when Einstein became famous outside of scientific circles.

Today, we can see entire galaxies bending the light of galaxies behind them. In fact, there’s a spectacular instance of two almost-perfectly-lined up galaxies causing the background galaxy to look like a ring, known as an Einstein Ring:

The blue arc, almost a complete ring, is a background galaxy distorted by the gravity of the yellowish orange elliptical galaxy in front of it.

The gravitational redshift took longer. For this, the ideal situation is a bright, massive, small object (small is better because the gravity is more intense, and a white dwarf, which is a sun-sized star that has run out of nuclear fuel and collapsed down to the size of the earth, is ideal. It still shines brightly because it will take millions or even billions of years to cool off, but it has a very strong gravitational field. As early as 1925, someone attempted to measure the gravitational redshift off of the star Sirius B (see my article on Sirius A and B: https://www.theqtree.com/2020/01/01/another-sirius-tale-of-two-stars/), but other scientists pointed out there was too much glare from Sirius A (which is, after all the brightest star in the nighttime sky). Finally in 1954 Popper got a good measurement off of 40 Eridani B and confirmed this prediction. It’s also possible now to measure the shift in frequency of gamma rays going up several stories here on Earth.

The gravitational time dilation can be measured by two different atomic clocks at different elevations. Eventually, the lower one will fall behind the upper one.

Most famously, the GPS constellation of satellites demonstrates both special relativity time dilation, and general relativity time dilation.

The GPS system works by having each satellite sending out time signals. Their position at any time can be computed by your GPS receiver, so it’s just a matter of comparing the signals from at least four (but even more is better), noticing the differences of the times in the signals, turning that into different distances from the satellites, then doing a lot of geometry to triangulate, and figure out where the receiver must be.

Extremely accurate time sources on the satellites are an absolute necessity. If one is off by ten nanoseconds, your position will be off by ten feet (light travels roughly a foot per nanosecond).

The satellites are moving quickly, which means a clock on that satellite will seem, from down here on earth, to be ticking more slowly due to special relativity time dilation. (Not much more slowly, but enough to be measurable with modern atomic clocks.) They are also higher so due to gravitational time dilation, our clocks should run more slowly than the GPS satellite ones. The two effects are in opposite directions, so they will tend to cancel each other out. The gravitational effect is the larger of the two, so from our standpoint the GPS clocks look like they’re running faster than they would to someone actually on one of the satellites. In fact, it will run 38 microseconds per day faster than you’d expect without either time dilation effect. That would be enough to throw position calculations off by several miles…after one day.

This effect is real, it does happen. What the GPS engineers do is slow the satellites’ clocks down to compensate. That way in orbit when they speed up (as seen by us), we see the clocks ticking off normal seconds, and so if you drive your car into the Mississippi river when trying to get to Pikes Peak, it’s not the fault of GPS.

GPS wasn’t designed for the purpose of testing general relativity, but there are a couple of rather more detailed predictions involving a phenomenon called “frame dragging” (which I am not even going to try to explain, because I want to publish this this week, not sometime in October) that have been confirmed by satellites deliberately launched to test general relativity.

General relativity has met every test thrown at it. It’s real. Spacetime bends. And objects move along the shortest possible path through spacetime.

As famously put by John Archibald Wheeler (1911-2008, a veteran of the Manhattan Project) in 2000, “Spacetime tells matter how to move; matter tells spacetime how to curve.”

I debated whether to put a “rubber sheet” diagram in this post. They’re very problematic. Yes, you can see how an object might follow a curved path on the rubber sheet, which is supposed to be how gravity works, but the rubber sheet is itself bent by gravity pulling on an object. If you can’t ignore that, you’re going to be hung up on the fact that (demoed) “gravity” is caused by (real) gravity. I decided, ultimately, not to do it even though I could write disclaimer after disclaimer that it’s a visualization tool only, not an explanatory one. (And I believe I hear Wolf breathing a sigh of relief.)

But one doesn’t need a rubber sheet diagram to know that Joe Biden didn’t win.

And, in case you didn’t notice…we can cross mystery number one off the list. Thanks, Herr Doktor Einstein!

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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cthulhu

Gremlins! Gremlins everywhere!!!

cthulhu

Swap behaves however you tell it to behave.

Do you have a swap partition or a swap file? How’s your memory v. disk space? How much swap have you got? What have you set “swappiness” to [yeah, that’s real — https://askubuntu.com/questions/103915/how-do-i-configure-swappiness%5D?

A lot of my systems, I’ve s**tcanned the swap partition and just dedicated a swap file that was much larger. Then, again, a recent rc kernel had a “swap monster” that would lose track of where it was in the file system and start overwriting random inodes……that one didn’t get released.

cthulhu

The default install is only optimal for default people on default systems. Tell me more about YOUR system and what you plan to do with it, and we can talk.

cthulhu

First guess — it’s not swapping. Something is pegging the processor(s). Easy test, give it a swap FILE (not a partition) twice the size of system memory. A swap to that should be just about as fast as memory can dump to a drive.

cthulhu

Hmmmm….when you wrote this, I was down telling you to kick the browser and ignore the swap — but finding swap in “top” is persuasive. Do both.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Your analysis looked right to me.

Still possible that SWAP is being kicked by the BROWSER and is taking a fall for it.

These sound like browser lock-ups mediated through bad handling of videos on web pages.

When I switched to Brave Nightly, which forces live geeks in Brave browser dev to “get medieval on performance drains”, those problems went away for me COMPLETELY.

cthulhu

(Apologies for long delay — things)

I think we are in substantial agreement here.

cthulhu

Oops — I was agreeing with Wolf when I thought I was agreeing with Steve.

Would you believe two out of three…..?

cthulhu

Internet browsing, or internet serving?

cthulhu

High probability it is not swapping, has nothing to do with kernel. It’s most likely a browser panic. Set aside previous swapping discussion and renice the browser.

Niceness is measured from -20 (highest priority) to 19 (lowest priority). If your browser is running out of the gate at 0, renice it to 4. That way, when it panics, you can possibly apply tools to it to see what is going on.

cthulhu

Note that the browser panicking and requesting an impossible amount of swap is among your possibilities.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Just saw this after I wrote what I did – yes – you’re thinking the same thing.

BROWSER.

cthulhu

I have plenty of insight, ’cause I’ve been there. But each remedy has to be crafted for the situation.

cthulhu

Do you ever run System Monitor?

cthulhu

What distro are you on?

cthulhu

I run a bunch of Ubuntu MATEs.

cthulhu

OK, on MATE, it’s under “System Tools” as “MATE System Monitor” — and I did not install it on that system. (In fact, I’d never run it on that system before and was amused to see how cute 4 ARM cores with 8G RAM look with it.)

I’ve also seen it under “Administration” (that’s where it is in Mint). It appears to be a standard Ubuntu component wherever it is, ’cause they all work the same.

cthulhu

Try going into software manager (on this system under Administration) and asking for “system monitor”. I can see both the one I’m using (“Gnome-system-monitor”) and the other one (“MATE-system-monitor”).

cthulhu

Hmmmm…..

cthulhu

You can find package names for things you vaguely recollect using “apt search”. That’ll also find you the current packages even if you remember something from Ubuntu 14.04.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Brave Nightly has stopped this crap COLD for me.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

It’s about 90 MB per new browser download, which you don’t have to do. Nightly just gives you the latest build.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Yes! But a live human will never see your problems in a debug task list.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Brave Nightly should come in as a completely separate application. You should be able to import your bookmarks and settings from regular Brave.

cthulhu

Recommend setting default search engine to duck-duck-go.

Linux Pro Magazine, issue 249, has a comparison of ddg and four alternatives.

RAC
Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

OK then – interesting – you should be able to export a bookmarks file from regular Brave and import that.

Other things – not sure if any will be automatically picked up.

Cuppa Covfefe

Is it made by AMC?

(Ducks flying discs, dog-eared manuals, old OS/2 magazines 🙂 )…..

TheseTruths

“One can hope that all is not as it seems.”

I’m clinging to that hope and am looking forward to the rally.

bflyjesusgrl 🍊 😎NUCLEAR MAGA😎

Muh, I’m gonna miss it AND all of you guys. ☹ 😭 DVR set. Will watch along w/rally thread on Sunday. Tell 45 I love him❣😍😘🤗

TheseTruths

Will do!

bflyjesusgrl 🍊 😎NUCLEAR MAGA😎

Let’s have snacks NOW!! 😋😋🤸‍♀️🤸‍♀️comment imagecomment imagecomment image

wheatietoo

Yum! 😀  😺 

*wheatie paws at the screen*

bflyjesusgrl 🍊 😎NUCLEAR MAGA😎

OMG OMG OMG, Bacon wrapped PICKLES!!!! My 2 favorites together!!! 🤸‍♀️ 🤸‍♀️ 🤸‍♀️ 🤸‍♀️ 🤸‍♀️
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wheatietoo

Mmm…yum!
🥰🤤

Needs more bacon, though.
When it comes to bacon…more is always better.
😄

bflyjesusgrl 🍊 😎NUCLEAR MAGA😎

YES, MOAR BACON!!!😁😁😁comment image

bflyjesusgrl 🍊 😎NUCLEAR MAGA😎

Tomorrow Saturday, Tomorrow Sunday, or Tomorrow Thursday???😵😵😵

bflyjesusgrl 🍊 😎NUCLEAR MAGA😎

  :wpds_mrgreen: 

TheseTruths

In honor of Caturday:

A Cat Led A Rescue Team To An 83-Year-Old Woman Who Had Fallen Down A Ravine
https://www.npr.org/2021/08/17/1028495560/cat-saves-elderly-woman-fallen-ravine-cornfield-cornwall-england

Thanks to one frantic feline, an 83-year-old woman in Cornwall, England, who had fallen down a ravine was found and rescued. Her pet, a black cat named Piran, had meowed relentlessly at the point where she’d fallen, leading a neighbor, who had been helping search crews, right to her.

Now, members of the search team are calling the cat a hero.

“Without the cat waiting at the gate to that field, it could have been hours later that I or anyone else would have checked there,” the neighbor, Tamar Longmuir, told Sky News.

Police say the woman survived a 70-foot fall down a steep ravine in the corner of a cornfield near her home. Her cat’s persistent call meant rescue crews were able to locate her, hoist her up on a stretcher and get her to the hospital in “stable condition.”

singularzoe

Saying hello to PGroup if he checks in, and also greeting CTHULHU and TheseTruths. and whoever else is here.

cthulhu

Howdy, Zoe! How’s the visit with the relations going?

singularzoe

Very nice, thank you, CTHULHU. I hadn’t seen my brother for two years. We’ve all been having a wonderful time.

TheseTruths

Hello and greetings! The only other person I see so far is Wolf.

bflyjesusgrl 🍊 😎NUCLEAR MAGA😎

Hi Zoe, *Butterfly waving 👋 👋 👋 *

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Thanks to Kalbo for steering me to this EXTREMELY GOOD video on standing up to vaccination communism / fascism / tyranny / whatever.

Bears repeating!:

Video:

LINK TO SHARE:

https://rumble.com/vlf012-powerful-the-narrative-is-crumbling.-resist-covid-1984..html

This was posted on Rumble by Kanekoa the Great.

TheseTruths

The whole thing played for me.

kalbokalbs

Video, perhaps Rumble loads weird. Or it is the browser. Audio played, video not.

Shifted to Brave, both video and audio played correctly.

TheseTruths

At the end it says there will be a nation-wide rally in Australia today. It’s probably already happening.

Emeraldstar

A very good video, and easily “digestible” for the general public. 8m isn’t beyond most people’s attention span, so that’s good, too

I’ll check the anons / PSB to see if there are any live links to Oz …

Emeraldstar

Here’s a Reuter’s spin-piece:

Sydney police crack down on planned anti-lockdown protest
Lidia Kelly – August 21, 2021

MELBOURNE, Aug 21 (Reuters) – More than 1,500 police were deployed to the streets of Sydney on Saturday and rideshares and some public transport routes to the city’s downtown were blocked to prevent a planned anti-lockdown protest.
“Public safety is our first priority and you will be fined or arrested if you turn up,” the New South Wales police said in a statement on its Twitter account, adding that the protest was unauthorised and risked further spreading COVID-19.
Sydney, a city of more than 5 million people, has been in a strict lockdown for weeks now, struggling to contain an outbreak of the highly transmissible coronavirus Delta variant, which has now caused cases in other towns and cities across Australia as well as in New Zealand.

Australian media reported that a similar protest was planned in Melbourne, also a city of more than 5 million people, which is in its sixth lockdown since the start of the pandemic. On Saturday there were 61 new locally acquired cases reported in Melbourne and throughout the state of Victoria.

Compliance with public health rules had been one of the key cited reasons behind Australia’s success in managing the pandemic before the third wave of infections from the Delta variant.

A July poll by the NSW-based market research firm Utting Research showed that only 7% of the people support the demonstrations. Australia’s COVID-19 numbers are still relatively low with just over 42,200 cases and 975 deaths.

https://http://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/sydney-police-crack-down-planned-anti-lockdown-protest-2021-08-21/

scott467

More than 1,500 police were deployed to the streets of Sydney on Saturday and rideshares and some public transport routes to the city’s downtown were blocked to prevent a planned anti-lockdown protest.
“Public safety is our first priority and you will be fined or arrested if you turn up,” the New South Wales police said in a statement on its Twitter account, adding that the protest was unauthorised and risked further spreading COVID-19.

Sydney, a city of more than 5 million people, has been in a strict lockdown for weeks now, struggling to contain an outbreak of the highly transmissible coronavirus Delta variant, which has now caused cases in other towns and cities across Australia as well as in New Zealand.”

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Nice police force you have there.

It would be shame for them to be swallowed up whole by 5 million protestors.

I mean, there wouldn’t even be a trace left of them.

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Emeraldstar

I’ve read that 18,000 “police” were recently deployed to enforce the lockdown (based on a single “Covid” case), and that people were forcibly taken from their homes / separated from their families based on “suspected” infections.

Anon says:

“I remember a few years back the UN police in Australia
it doesn’t surprise me that who controls the police”

https://http://www.europereloaded.com/australias-state-of-victoria-sold-out-to-the-soros-backed-strong-cities-network-scn-with-privatised-police/

https://strongcitiesnetwork.org/en/city/victoria-australia/

scott467

“I’ve read that 18,000 “police” were recently deployed to enforce the lockdown (based on a single “Covid” case), and that people were forcibly taken from their homes / separated from their families based on “suspected” infections.”

______________

Then there’s only one thing left to do.

Australians, COME OUT OF YOUR HOUSES, all at once, and STAND TOGETHER.

Even if 18,000 Nazi storm troopers were deployed to Sydney, it would be like a blade of grass in the path of a buffalo stampede.

5 million Australians vs. 18,000 jackbooted Nazi thugs?

The Good People outnumber the Nazis by 278 to 1.

What are the bully boys going to do, open fire on a wall of humanity, on women and children?

If they do, it will only happen once.

And it won’t last for long.

And then the Nazis will all die horrific deaths, torn limb from limb at the hands of the righteous, as a wave of humanity sweeps over them.

eilert

This here is the real problem, if the polls are correct:
That is why these fascists can do it. You only can do this if you constantly create fear porn:

A July poll by the NSW-based market research firm Utting Research showed that only 7% of the people support the demonstrations. Australia’s COVID-19 numbers are still relatively low with just over 42,200 cases and 975 deaths.

Cuppa Covfefe

“Highly transmissible”…

S F W !!!!!

Gets to herd immunity that much faster which is what they don’t want…

What matters is the mortality and serious injury/side effects rate. But they’ll lie about that, too…..

cthulhu

How have the Aussies fallen so far from the British Standard Procedures?

FIRST, you let them protest…..THEN, you utterly ignore them.

Emeraldstar

It’s amazing – almost ALL of the content of the OZ board is merely Enemedia articles. Very little commentary, and “digging” is all but absent.

Here’s one post – likely from an American – in re the vid of the forced jab on a child:

What is wrong with you people? How can you sit back and allow this to happen. Throw yourself upon them is such numbers like they have never seen. Destroy their Evil from this Planet! Australians! This is cowardice of the highest order!”

Here’s another – a general observation:

“Goes to show how many Aussie people are still asleep if you have to tell them the So Called virus is not real. Wake TWU Australia”

singingsoul1

How are we doing?
Monday Pfizer will be approved by the DCD what do you think will happen to our children if schools require the jab?
Who will protest and shut down schools because mothers/ fathers will not allow their kids to be injected with poison?

Emeraldstar

>>”Monday Pfizer will be approved by the DCD”<<

So says the NYT.

And the NYT alone!

I bet it won’t happen. A whole dollar!

Too many people aren’t buying the spiel anymore – the lies are coming out too fast, and – despite what we’ve seen over the decades, in re the “dumbing-down” of Americans – Mama-bears and Papa-bears are waking up.

Because it’s THEIR OWN PROGENY.

No better incentive than that, to invoke the survival instinct!

*WE* are doing just fine …

singingsoul1

Bannon is making a push now against the jab by having people on who are knowledgeable about the jab.
Lets hope NYT is wrong as many times as it has been. This also might have been to distract us from the Afghanistan debacle.

rayzorback

“the So Called virus is not real.”

Well I have something nasty…..
102 Fever, Body aches, Extreme tiredness.
The Covid test was positive.

Ivermectin, Zinc and Vitamins C and D
Seems to be helping.

Covid might not be “real”……
But what I have damn sure is.

Deplorable Patriot

When I had those symptoms, it was called Influenza A. That was the week before “two weeks to flatten the curve.”

The fever lasted 80 hours for me. 96 for my sister.

rayzorback

I was assured by the “Corporate Doctor”…..
This was Not Flu…..

Like I believe that punk.

BTW… he sure was heavy handed about pushing the “Vaccine”. Pfffft!

rayzorback

Same here.
No way in HELL I’m getting the Clot Shot!

Deplorable Patriot

That bug sucks, yes. Just give your body the rest it needs to recover.

rayzorback

I don’t have to try to rest……
This bug MAKES me rest 🙂

Deplorable Patriot

Yes. I spent three weeks in the recliner.

cthulhu

If you’ve got it, it’s too late to take the vaxx for this round — and when you’re better, you’ll have natural immunity (which is far better than what the vaxx purports to provide).

cthulhu

Glad to see you.

I believe yesterday was an “in-between” day for the ivermectin, and that today you should take dose #2. Is that where you are?

You should also be taking quercetin, which — IIRC — you had indicated that you were taking. Maybe selenium as well.

I’m so relieved that you got the ivermectin early — you’re probably in no shape to be acquiring it now. Keep a wary eye on your O2 and rest up. If there are any series you ever wanted to binge-watch, this is your opportunity.

Chicken noodle soup is good at such times…..but not as good as BACON!!!

Keep us posted.

rayzorback

All correct… PuseOx meter handy… and a Thermometer.
Was taking cueracetin untill I got my Ivermectim. I was under the impression that only one Ionophore was needed.

Emeraldstar

(not sauced)

Protests in Australia today (Saturday 21)

Vast numbers of police and riot-squads in the cities Sydney and Melbourne are determined to silence Australians protesting the despotic lock-downs today
Police in Sydney recently beat up and pepper-sprayed and arrested a 12 year old girl for not wearing a face mask at a shopping centre

Australian police are tracking down and arresting anyone who tries to organise (peaceful) demonstrations against the government instituted lockdowns

(sauced)

Thousands protest against Covid-19 lockdowns in Sydney, Melbourne

Thousands of anti-lockdown protesters have been labelled “selfish boofheads”as police vow to prosecute them all after dramatic scenes erupted.

Attending an illegal protest in Victoria can appeal to a $5452 superb.

https://newsnationusa.com/news/world/australia/anti-lockdown-protest-turns-violent-in-melbourne-as-demonstrators-also-march-in-sydney-and-brisbane/

https://au.newschant.com/lifestyle/sydney-and-melbourne-anti-lockdown-protests-to-be-intercepted-by-thousands-of-police/

https://nationworldnews.com/australias-melbourne-sees-lockdown-protests-while-sydney-faces-police-crackdown/

https://http://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/news/thousands-protest-against-covid19-lockdowns-in-sydney-melbourne/news-story/8f709a1269dc97b5a80d28f5f906eed1

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singingsoul1

Australia has gone full Fascist One they get to this place once you allow them that much power freedom is lost. Much blood has to be shed when the Communists/ Fascist get the power.

TheseTruths

In addition to PDJT’s rally and a rally in Australia today (Saturday), there is a rally for Jan. 6 political prisoners. More info at the link: https://t.me/s/theprofessorsrecord

The Professor’s Record https://t.me/s/theprofessorsrecord
Forwarded from The Prisoner’s Record

Sanford, Florida Rally for January Sixers This Saturday!

When: SATURDAY, August 21, 11:00 AM to 1:00PM ET

Where: John E. Polk Correctional Facility

100 Eslinger Way, Sanford, FL 32773

TheseTruths

This article was posted on Prof. David Clements’ Telegram.

Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis Post COVID-19 Vaccination – First Reported Case
https://www.cureus.com/articles/68051-toxic-epidermal-necrolysis-post-covid-19-vaccination—first-reported-case

There are photos of the poor woman, one of which brought me to tears. They are horrific.

Case Presentation

A 49-year-old woman with no previous medical history presented to the emergency room with a history of fever and skin eruption. She has received COVID-19 Pfizer (BNT162b1) vaccine with a dose of 0.3 mL given intramuscularly one week before the development of her symptoms. The patient started to develop fever, fatigue, and headache followed by skin lesions affecting her trunk and starting to spread to her face and upper limbs with oral ulceration. The patient was seen in the primary health care center and was given paracetamol and did not notice any improvement. The patient had no history of taking any new medication or any cosmetic treatment in the past two months before the development of the skin lesions.

And OHMYGOSH, look at what they conclude:

Conclusions

This instance highlights an extremely rare vaccine consequence. But the benefits greatly outweigh the risks in the present circumstances, therefore there should be no hesitation among the community to seek vaccination. Therefore, as we report this case, we emphasize the rarity of the occurrence of this side effect, and given the circumstances, this should not influence the decision of taking the vaccine, nor add to the misconceptions out there. In our case, we explained the pathophysiology behind the development of toxic epidermal necrolysis secondary to vaccination and we highlighted the successfulness of eternacept as a safe and fast treatment of this condition.

wheatietoo

The pictures are horrific!
 😬  😩 
That poor woman!

TheseTruths

Yes, and their cheerful little conclusion says that’s okay because they have a safe treatment for it. Yet, we have successful treatments for COVID, too.

rayzorback

Yes… Ivermectin seems to be working for me.
(Even though the “Corporate” Doctor recommended against it and HCQ)

TheseTruths

Great news! It’s hard when we know more about certain things than doctors will admit.

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scott467

“This instance highlights an extremely rare vaccine consequence. But the benefits greatly outweigh the risks in the present circumstances, therefore there should be no hesitation among the community to seek vaccination. Therefore, as we report this case, we emphasize the rarity of the occurrence of this side effect, and given the circumstances, this should not influence the decision of taking the vaccine, nor add to the misconceptions out there.”

________________

That’s amazing… I can actually hear Frank Drebin’s voice, narrating that paragraph…

.

TheseTruths

I think that’s the White House behind him.

TheseTruths

Interesting. I was speaking figuratively because our WH and country are in that kind of a predicament. 😱

TheseTruths

Right!

cthulhu

That’s really horrible. BTW, the “paracetamol” clued me in that they were not US — they’re in Saudi.

cthulhu

In case you don’t recognize it, paracetamol is my old friend acetaminophen — a drug that is both extremely dangerous and nearly useless, which — IMHO — should be illegal.

Read the first bit upon presentation: “The patient was seen in the primary health care center and was given paracetamol and did not notice any improvement.”

Just look at the photos and ask yourself, “on what benighted part of the planet was it seen as a good idea to give this patient Tylenol?”

TheseTruths

If for pain, it seems something a little stronger would be in order.

cthulhu

If for anything besides causing acute liver failure, there is almost always a better choice.

cthulhu

I remember that well.

And, BTW, I take stuff back to the vendor if the “tamper-proof seals” don’t work right (e.g., if you can take off a bottle lid without the ring separating). If I were the supermarket, I’d be pushing that back on the producer and saying, “which is it — do you want some maniac to kill my customers and have it come back on me, or do you want me to eat the cost of your defective products?”

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

OMG, look at all that “scientific political correctness” they have to throw in there – very likely at the insistence of some editor or “Karen the ref”.

Concerned Virginian

And do not forget that the FDA (Dr. Janet Woodcock, KNOWN for rushing drugs through “full approval” WITHOUT the proper clinical trial testing and results-analysis protocols, WILL “FULLY APPROVE” the PFIZER “VACCINE” as early as MONDAY.

One can just about bet the farm that DR. Anthony “Fauci-Mengele” is involved in getting the FDA to “fully approve” the Pfizer “vaccine.” After all, Fauci OWNS one of the patents on the SARS-2 virus variants that eventually became COVID-19.)

And do not forget that the Pfizer-BioNTech “booster shot” / “third dose” of its “vaccine” will contain as much as 100 TIMES the amount of the virus spike protein.

And if this information is known to THIS blog, one can absolutely assume that Dr. Janet Woodcock and Dr. Anthony “Fauci-Mengele” know it also. AND THEY DON’T CARE, because the CDC (Dr. Rochelle Walensky) says that “the benefits greatly outweigh the risks.”

And what are the REAL “benefits” of the “vaccines”? —
Billions of dollars in profits to Big Pharma and its shareholders.
Billions of dollars in federal grants to pay for “research” and “clinical trials.”
CONTROL of BILLONS of the population of the Earth.
Eventual CULLING OF THE HERD among the population of the Earth from ADE.

And now we will see if the CDC, the FDA, the White House, Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, etc., will start to require THEIR employees to be “vaccinated”, once the Pfizer “vaccine” is “fully approved” next week.

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Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

JUST WAIT A MINUTE……

100X the neutralizing antibodies from pre-dose to post-dose

NOT 100x the spike protein.

LINK:

https://www.fool.com/earnings/call-transcripts/2021/07/28/pfizer-pfe-q2-2021-earnings-call-transcript/

QUOTE:

In our initial analysis, a third dose given more than six months after the second dose elicited neutralizing antibodies, which are more than five times higher than the wild type and more than 10 times higher against the Beta variant than of the two primary doses. The third dose elevates the neutralizing antibodies in our laboratory studies up to 100x higher levels post dose three compared to pre-dose three. Just as we saw in the analysis of neutralizing antibodies from those in the original phase three trials, the levels in the older population were comparable to the younger population. Here, we show new breaking data from a small number of participants that the third dose boost with the current vaccine elicited neutralizing titers that when tested against the Delta variant were more than fivefold post dose two in younger people and more than 11-fold post dose two in older people.

There MAY be higher levels of spike protein, but it could simply be a more effective adjuvant – LIKE MORE GRAPHENE OXIDE.

We have no idea WHY the boosters give (allegedly) more antibodies.

BUT HERE IS THE WORST PART

More antibodies is BAD for the next ADE variant!!!

Do NOT take the booster!!!

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

The life-saving talking points here are these:

TOO MANY FUTURE INAPPROPRIATE ANTIBODIES

ADDICTIVE ADE VACCINES

MAREK ADDICTION

Concerned Virginian

Wolf Moon
Thank you so much for the clarification. My apologies for any mis-reading of the Earnings Call transcript.
You are absolutely correct — ANY “booster shot” / “third dose” will create more ADE potential within the body of the recipient — so the person’s natural immune system may well be placed risk of “marginalization”, if not outright decimation.

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Cuppa Covfefe

Ironically, or perhaps presciently, Ade means “goodbye” or “farewell” in Swabisch and Latin…

How can we throw a wrench in their works, sand in their gears, and sugar in their fuel… This really appears to be the Pale Horseman of the Apocalypse, but he’s supposed to be the last, not the first…

Aubergine

Through a friend of mine in CA, I actually know someone who is suffering some of these symptoms. On my recommendation, she is drinking STAR ANISE TEA, and is getting better fast!

On the third day of the tea, her sores were healing and she had no new ones!

She went to her doctor for this previously and they gave her antibiotics and sent her home. The panacea of all doctors now, a course of useless antibiotics.

Anyway, there IS help for this if you know anyone who was crazy enough to get the fake vax. Star anise works.

TheseTruths

Would you mind to give details on how to make the tea? In other words, what do you buy, and then what do you do? I would appreciate it; sounds like something very beneficial.

Aubergine

No worries!

You want WHOLE star anise. You can get it at a health food store, or even a grocery store. It is a food spice.

Grind one whole anise star; pod, seeds and all. I use a mortar and pestle, but you could do it in a bag with a rolling pin, or even a hammer!

Heat a cup of water to boiling. Put your crushed star anise in a tea ball or whatever tea strainer you have.

Put it in the hot water and cover the cup (important for containing any volatile oils that might escape in the steam). Steep for at least 15 minutes, or until cool if you want.

Drink once per day for five days. Can be repeated as needed.

The main ingredient in Tamiflu is shikimic acid, which is one of the constituents of star anise. So if you feel illness coming on, make some star anise tea then, too!

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

You may have just found a natural analog of the drug they gave that women, etanercept.

Allow me to explain.

First, a slight correction to be scientifically unassailable, and to begin the explanation of why this is not an antiviral cure – it’s something else.

“The main ingredient in Tamiflu is a derivative of shikimic acid, which is one of the constituents of star anise.”

This is SLIGHTLY analogous to wintergreen and aspirin. Aspirin and methyl salicylate (primary active ingredient of wintergreen oil) are both derivatives of salicylic acid, which has antiinflammatory activity. They’re basically prodrugs of salicylic acid. This is why there are topical “aspirin” drugs that use wintergreen oil INSTEAD of aspirin, and you have to be careful when using BOTH, not to overdose, because they’re basically the same thing.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wintergreen

However, it looks like shikimic acid and Tamiflu act by completely different mechanisms, and THAT explains why star anise worked in your case.

Yes – you discovered something very interesting.

FIRST, let me give you a huge article by a scientist/herbalist, explaining why shikimic acid and Tamiflu are NOT acting by the same mechanisms. She calls it a “debunking”, but it’s really more of a CORRECTION.

https://feralforaging.com/herban-myths-debunked-sweetgum-shikimic-acid-and-tamiflu/

This author postulates that maybe shikimic acid is antiviral by some other mechanism, but notes that there are no such indications yet.

Now – there is an article I found a while back that this author was not aware of:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18297698/

Immunomodulatory activity of shikimic acid and quercitin in comparison with oseltamivir (Tamiflu) in an in vitro model

Note that this is not antiviral activity – it’s IMMUNOMODULATORY activity.

Don’t worry about the fact that quercetin is being administered in this study – it’s one of many flavonoids with similar activity. The person you mention is likely getting some good source of flavonoids, if not quercetin itself from diet.

And that explains why they’re getting better. Adding shikimic acid is likely giving beneficial immunomodulatory activity.

What is the drug that they gave in that hospital? eternacept

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etanercept

An immunomodulator for autoimmune diseases.

IMO the two drugs are NOT acting by the same mechanism, but they ARE both pushing the patient AWAY from the disease endpoint, through the complexities of the immune maze.

TheseTruths

Thank you!

Aubergine

Awesome info, Wolf!

As a “folk herbalist,” I am always so “loose” with my language and explanations. I should probably be more “scientific.”

Our grandmothers didn’t have any idea WHY stuff worked, they just knew that it DID. This is why I refer to myself as a folk herbalist. The science is secondary for me. BUT, I REALLY APPRECIATE the explanations of it from YOU!

Aubergine

Oh, AND, just to add to the mix something even MORE interesting; herbs will CHANGE to do what we ask them to do in the body.

I know, sounds nuts, but it happens.

They’ve proven that food that is prayed over changes to be more “nutritious,” too!

Elderberry trees that are visited yearly for medicine will create more essential constituents than trees that are not.

God works in really mysterious ways.

TheseTruths

That’s great! Thank you so much!

Aubergine

Anytime. I mean that. 🙂

singingsoul1

That is horrific. The poor woman and who will compensate her suffering and care if she survives this? They want to force us to take the poison and punish us if we do not take it? They are worse than evil they are Nazi evil.

bflyjesusgrl 🍊 😎NUCLEAR MAGA😎

scott467

“ICYMI: Milley is considering falling on his sword”

___________

You mean Brokeback Mountain Milley?

The pink-haired anti-white racist?

bflyjesusgrl 🍊 😎NUCLEAR MAGA😎

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scott467

Note to Milley Vanilli: White people OUGHT TO BE pissed off.

You would be pissed off too, if you had a *&^%ing brain in your head.

bflyjesusgrl 🍊 😎NUCLEAR MAGA😎

Martha’s Vineyard Hospital bears brunt of Covid spike two weeks after Obama birthday party | Daily Mail Online

EXCLUSIVE: Martha’s Vineyard sees largest spike in Covid patients since the pandemic began with 158 new cases since Obama’s maskless 60th birthday celebration but officials claim there’s no link

  • The number of new Covid-19 cases on Martha’s Vineyard has surged to 158 since Obama’s 60th birthday bash on August 7
  • Another 71 cases were reported on the island this week as of Friday afternoon, in addition to the 87 recorded last week    
  • Martha’s Vineyard Hospital is now experiencing the ‘highest amount of Covid-positive patient activity’ since the start of the pandemic, officials said 
  • But health officials say they have yet to see a link between the new cases and the maskless, star-studded event at Obama’s Martha’s Vineyard estate
  • I think if there were cases popping up from the party we’d be seeing them already,’ Tisbury health spokesperson Maura Valley told DailyMail.com
  • Three patients are currently hospitalized with the virus, while a fourth is reported to be experiencing symptoms, according to reports  
  • Hundreds of people attended Obama’s party, flying in from around the country and gathering under tents where partiers danced, ate and drank the night away
para59r

Bunch of typhoid mary’s . Island should take a vote ASAP or they’ll just have another party.

smiley2

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wheatietoo

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marymorse

This seems connected, imo. Did any of this cash find its way to funding the Taliban in Pakistan?

https://nypost.com/2021/08/21/how-bill-gates-was-robbed-of-100-million-by-a-pakistani-conman-2/

Wasn’t just Gates money, Over $100 million in US govt. funding, too.

Does “making money by doing good” = funding terror?

Notice how “base of the pyramid” is mentioned, but also subtly distanced from this guy. Obama, and Branson fronted for him.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/what-we-know-abraajs-1-billion-health-fund-its-dispute-david-bank

marymorse

Another BoP scammer:
https://ccbriefing.corporate-citizenship.com/2009/01/12/indias-enron-the-satyam-scandal/

This guy had connections to Northrup Grumman contracts for training a police force in Iraq, at the same time that the police force was accused of torturing Iraqis.

I told my student teammates that I’d have a difficult time reconciling that with helping advise the foundation in becoming more “sustainable”. My teammates told me to quit the team. I took their advice.

wheatietoo

Kitty vs Cicada.

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Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

LOL!!!

nikkichico7

Happy Caturday indeed … 😜

My Caturday … Nikki sprawled on the floor, looking like she melted, Chico has already secured the perimeter via guard at three windows making sure the wild life he can’t get his paws on is acting “natural” .. (he actually runs from one window to the next following the occasional neighbor cat strolling across his
domain) .. lol … good kitty yes he is he’s a good boy yup ❤️

Good morning W00lf and every precious United States 🇺🇸 citizen here and our beloved compatriots .. God bless us all and all praise, honor and glory is His from everlasting to everlasting. He has your name written in the palm of His hand 🙂❤️

bflyjesusgrl 🍊 😎NUCLEAR MAGA😎

Amen.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Good afternoon!!! It’s a TRUMP RALLY DAY – so it HAS to be good!!! 😀

wheatietoo

Precious cargo:
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Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

CATURDAY!!!

nikkichico7

… ❤️ …

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

OMG, I loved this finale!!!

I debated whether to put a “rubber sheet” diagram in this post. They’re very problematic. Yes, you can see how an object might follow a curved path on the rubber sheet, which is supposed to be how gravity works, but the rubber sheet is itself bent by gravity pulling on an object. If you can’t ignore that, you’re going to be hung up on the fact that (demoed) “gravity” is caused by (real) gravity. I decided, ultimately, not to do it even though I could write disclaimer after disclaimer that it’s a visualization tool only, not an explanatory one. (And I believe I hear Wolf breathing a sigh of relief.)

But one doesn’t need a rubber sheet diagram to know that Joe Biden didn’t win.

And, in case you didn’t notice…we can cross mystery number one off the list. Thanks, Herr Doktor Einstein!

I think your choice of EXPLAINING the orbital precession of Mercury at a level that makes sense here was a far better one than the infamous rubber sheet, so BRAVO!

I had to go look up frame dragging, but when I saw the explanation, I thought that might have been tempting to you for a variety of reasons – October would be optimistic! But wow – that analogy to Maxwell – WHOA.

But in the process I saw THIS, and I think it’s very cool to see all the numbers together.
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But in digging deeper, the damned rubber sheet sneaks in everywhere….. 😉
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Anyway, I found this all very enlightening! In particular, the idea that the time dilation of general relativity and the time dilation of special relativity are two things, BUT that they are linked through the equivalence principle (i.e., attaining “temporal privilege” by either gravitational or mechanical acceleration) seems very satisfying.

And for those who want to hear more about time dilation……

I went looking for cool scenes from “Interstellar”, but instead found this fun video!

…..before I found THIS cool video. Comments are also excellent!

cthulhu

I’ll only watch the NdGT video if she slaps him silly in it.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

LOL! Oh, she’s a FANGRL!!! 😉🙄😆

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Very cool! That rubber sheet example is actually a lot better than anything I’ve seen. And that “bushel of apples” is certainly more useful than many other apple metaphors I’ve seen used in physics.

That Great Courses thing may be worth checking out!

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

LOL!!!

Emeraldstar

4-chan post / comment on the WA school article below:

https://boards.4chan.org/pol/thread/335202466

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“I personally know several administrator level teaching staff in WA state. There are emails between State Superintendant Chris Reykdal and local school admins that hundreds of teachers quit today after the news that COVID-19 vaccinations will be mandatory for all K-12 teachers in the private and public sectors. The deadline to begin vaccination procedure is October 8th, otherwise the school will terminate the teacher.

These resignations and probable firings are happening during a severe staffing shortage in public schools. One superintendent told Reykdal that based on the number of teachers that resigned, they will have to close their school district. Other superintendents pleaded that their class sizes will increase to 40 or more due to resignations and that parents have already pulled their students out of public school due to class sizes, representing major losses in funding that can’t be made up.

Meanwhile, the Catholic Diocese of Spokane sent out an email stated that they have begun negotiations with WA State as they do not intend to force their school employees to get vaccinated.”
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The article:

https://twitter.com/BrandiKruse/status/1428391054772826118

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cthulhu

DISSOLVE THE DISTRICTS AND START OVER WITH LOCAL CONTROL!!!!!

Emeraldstar

It’s happening – and it will only gather steam from here.

The airlines are having to cxl many flights (lack of flight crews), and the pilots are winning.

Hospitals and med centers are egregiously short-staffed, and HALF of the HCWs refuse to get the jab.

Now, we get school teachers quitting (et al.), while home-schooling is making great gains – the parents / children are quitting. And the admins become dunsils!

There are more examples, and I’d like to see MANY MORE vocations pile on.

Emeraldstar

But they’ll REALLY be dunsels, now, without a job … and with ALL DAY to look in the mirror, or at the bottom of the glass.

Good article today. I never got into tensors either, and I didn’t know that one begins with the time metric and then *subtracts* the space metric(s).

Should it be called “timespace”, rather than “spacetime”? Perhaps …

Cuppa Covfefe

Dunsels in distress…

And Sleepy Creepy Joe is full of sheet, and he didn’t win.
And Epstein and McAfee didn’t kill themselves (along with the rest of the Arkancides)…

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Deplorable Patriot

Heck, I follow people who thing many of the big names aren’t really dead.

Except for Antonin Scalia.

Emeraldstar

Dental-workers and Bus-drivers:

https://boards.4chan.org/pol/thread/335202466

“WA dental worker here. I HAVE the vaccine and I’m planning on making them fire me. I will not comply with this mandate in solidarity with the unvaccinated.

“Secondly, my body my choice, my government and my employer have no right to force me to take anything and I will never surrender on this. I will fill out no forms, I will not play this game. Already went to a protest. They are larger than what the media is showing you.”

“Mom works as a school bus driver here in western WA, roughly a quarter of the drivers are unvaxxed and have no intention to, despite the district threating to fire them if they don’t.

“They are criminally understaffed as is and it takes months to train a bus driver so if they go through with firing them it would be an absolute nightmare for the schools what would be bombarded with angry parents who rely on the bus to take their kids.

“I work for a rather large private christian school and all of the administration is vehemently antivax and will not require teachers/kids to get the vax no matter what the state says.”

Deplorable Patriot

Yes…and no.

It’s not as simple. I live in one of the few places where there are school districts at the municipal level, and control has not been relinquished due to provincialism. Local control is incredibly expensive due to the number of administrators required. Even in the Catholic schools where we really need a middle school to be able to accelerate kids at sixth grade, the pastors won’t agree to it.

There’s a lot of issues involved.

cthulhu

Why are the administrators required?

Deplorable Patriot

IDK, but that’s the way it works.

kalbokalbs

Guessing.

Crappy teachers can’t be fired, so they are promoted to useless administrative positions. Latter created as needed.

Cuppa Covfefe

Get rid of tenure, and a lot of problems would be solved along with it. Pay for performance, just like all (OK most) of the rest of us are…

Oh, and the SES, while housecleaning is going on…

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scott467

Coupla thoughts:

1) why would they quit today, instead of waiting until October 8, to see it through, to see if the vaxx requirement is actually enforced?

2) why quit at all, when you can force them to fire you, and then sue for wrongful termination?

Emeraldstar

What are your thoughts / suspicions on “why?”

scott467

“What are your thoughts / suspicions on “why?””

____________

I suspect the report is inaccurate, because it doesn’t make any sense that they would quit today.

Maybe one might have quit today, in a fit of anger. Maybe the anger was contagious and two or three even quit — before consulting their spouses, or their friends, or their attorneys.

But hundreds of them?

It doesn’t make sense.

If that kind of passion and righteousness actually exists in WA of all places, then why isn’t there similar passion all over the nation, to take our country back from these blood-sucking ghouls?

I’m just not buying it, not yet.

It would be nice to be wrong though 👍😁

Aubergine

Maybe they all put in letters of resignation that are effective as of October 8?

That’s what I would do.

para59r

Another possibility, just guessing, but the verbiage on intent to fire could be such that it could be admissible in court to use in a forced termination law suit and as Aubergine suggests the resignations are likely effective 8 Oct. Also the letters will naturally tied to the forced termination.

Teachers have blogs too and many have lawyer spouses so this has likely been vetted and may not be just some emotional reaction. Also teachers are very adept at squeezing the last dollar they can from the state coffers so I doubt seriously they’d just give up on the chance of collecting unemployment compensation and or breach of contract resolutions/settlement. Also yet again the later may pay off handsomely while the teacher will likely move into a better private teaching job.

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Valerie Curren

Mini ground report.

I was flipping channels the other night & caught the last couple minutes of the local news (weather) & then a brief editorial. I think this was on the Fox Detroit station.

The editor was praising local Detroit pastors, Baptist, iirc, who were banding together to encourage their parishioners to get the “completely safe” shot. Supposedly there is a vax rate around 40% in Detroit & tptb are just so concerned for the wellbeing of everyone.

It actually made me think of the black pastors that went along w/ Margaret Sanger Harris’ genocide of the “undesirables” by convincing any “uppity” ones of the importance of family planning aka abortion. Alternatively the Tuskegee situation parallels what’s happening too, imo.

It seems that Detroit area pastors are collaborating in the decimation of the local black community by deceiving/pacifying people that the “vax” is entirely safe, just trust us!  😡 

kalbokalbs

Betting Congress Covid money is being tossed at the pastors to encourage vaccinations.

No different than hollyweird pissants supporting vaccination.

States, counties cities offering money to get vaccinated.

Businesses, (Krogers) offering millions via lottery to those injected.

Literally hundreds of billions sloshing around in the Covid slush fund.

Valerie Curren

No Doubt. Unconscionuable evil!

Emeraldstar

Info for all the CA recall voters –

Anon, from two hours ago:

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Found Fraud in California Mail in Ballots

Okay MAGA… RED ALERT!!! If you’re in California, and got your mail in ballot for state Governor, DON’T USE IT!!! I REPEAT…DON’T USE IT!!!

I just got thru reviewing the video below from Jovan Hutton Pulitzer being interviewed by Joe & James Hoft from the Gateway Pundit.

Check it out: https://rumble.com/vlegt3-the-mayham-in-maricopa.html

I had to check for myself so I took my MAIL-IN-BALLOT; I just received today, and shined a light thru the backside of the ballot on the CALIBRATION markers. HOLY CRAP! The front page and back page markers don’t line up with each other. This would place my ballot, IF I USED IT, in the adjudication counting room. That would allow some STRANGER to decide whom THEY THINK I wanted to vote for and change my vote to whomever they selected. If the CALABRATION markers are off so is the scanner read of my vote on that ballot!!!!!!!!! I also checked my wife’s and the same thing, markers are way off!!!!

Watch Jovan Hutton Pulitzer video starting at 13 minutes on this video interview for the proof!!!

We caught them again cheating MAGA. I’m only going to vote in person now and will check the voting machine and its paper at the polls for the alignment calibration markers.

I most likely will DEMAND a PAPER BALLOT when I’m there.
CALIFORNIA …DON’T LET THEM STEAL THIS ELECTION
WWG1WGA
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Emeraldstar

Another Anon adds:

“Same as Pulitzer was sounding the Alarm about in Georgia.”

Dec 30, 2020
Jovan Pulitzer’s EPIC Testimony @ Georgia Senate Subcommittee Hearing

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Very interesting how people tried to derail him on trivia.

RAC

Am re-watching this now and that’s exactly what I’m thinking.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Bet his time was limited. Sneaky, those good old boys.

para59r

Great! They are giving up all their steal secrets to save Newsome. This should be fun.

singingsoul1

My husband gave me a big lecture on ballot and copy machines 🙂
He said if one takes a ballot and copies it with a copy machine the ballot copied will be slightly off from the original. I do not know how factual it is but I listened 🙂

ForGodandCountry

Book of Daniel

Chapter 8

smiley2

illustrative video….

MASS PSYCHOSIS : A KILLING Of THE MIND

very timely….watch…

Psychic Epidemic
Mass Psychosis
Epidemic of Madness

fear > panic > relief

pain > psychotic insight (based on delusion) > MENTICIDE

it has happened before…

…and it is happening now.

don’t let it happen to you.

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Grandmaintexas

Excellent.

TheseTruths

That was fantastic! Thanks for posting it. It looks as if we are doing the things mentioned at the end to counter totalitarianism and mass psychosis. I find that encouraging.

para59r

Almost 3 million views from the beginning of Aug. Impressive.

Emeraldstar

I think it a good idea to check ones State for similar statutes in re the authority given – and NOT given – to these health departments, whether State or County.

https://t.me/KellyTownsend/479

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cthulhu

That would be an excellent idea if we were some sort of organization that employed a bunch of layabout lawyers……like, for example, the RNC.

Emeraldstar

And one last post, until the Rally:

http://www.FightBack.law

https://t.me/linwoodspeakstruth/4974

Lin Wood, [20.08.21 23:32]

Life is about opposites.

We must forgive in order to appreciate being forgiven.
We must see people wrongfully imprisoned in order to appreciate not being wrongfully imprisoned.
We must see people falsely accused in order to appreciate not being falsely accused.
We must see people persecuted in order to appreciate not being persecuted.
We must see people suffering in order to appreciate not having to suffer.
We must see people lose their rights in order to appreciate our rights.
We must see greed in order to appreciate charity.
We must see lawlessness in order to appreciate law and order.
We must see injustice in order to appreciate justice.
We must fight a war in order to appreciate peace.
We must see tyranny in order to appreciate freedom.
We must see wrong in order to appreciate right.
We must see evil in order to appreciate good.
We must see fake in order to appreciate real.
We must see a fake President in order to appreciate a real President.
We must see lies in order to appreciate TRUTH.
We must see death in order to appreciate life.

And in the plan of life, One must die in order to save ALL.

Keep fighting.
Trust God.
All will be well.
God bless each of you.
Lin 🙏❤️

singingsoul1

I would change Woods perspective a little just my personal preference. Life is about opposites.
“We must forgive in order to appreciate being forgiven.”
I agree with him on forgiveness.
If I do not forgive how can I expect forgiveness?

“We must see people wrongfully imprisoned in order not wrongfully imprison others.”
How do I at times wrongfully imprison? When I do not forgive I imprison a person in my soul.

“We must see people falsely accused in order not to falsely accuse others.”
I must know and understand persecution in order not to persecute others.

I could go on and on. One often can be blind to once own Pharisaic behavior I know I am.

Does not make me right just my personal thought about the topics of Wood’s thoughts

I most likely make no sense but it makes sense to me 🙂

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Emeraldstar

I make sense of it as well.

The only point I’d make, w.r.t. “forgiveness”, is that – IMO – it’s a two-way street, something that happens BETWEEN two people.

Mustn’t one repent, before receiving forgiveness? I’ve come across many who aren’t repentant at all (for the damage that they caused others).

A “unilateral” forgiveness seems antithetical, to me, to the very meaning of forgiveness. Forgiveness is a *response* – not an independent act.

I understand that for oneself, in the absence of any display of sorrow FOR OTHERS on the transgressor’s part, coming to terms with that may be a healthy act (for oneself), to rid oneself of the discord.

Lin Wood’s comments have much truth, but they are over-simplified somewhat. I’m glad that you highlighted that it isn’t as simple as he portrayed – his points are guidelines, to be used in the various contexts we find ourselves in.

singingsoul1

You make good points. standing before God that one offended and ask for forgiveness. Everyone deals deals differently.
Yes Wood has another take and I understand what he was saying.

Dora

I wonder if he knows it!
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UK Parliament Holding Devious Biden In Contempt

https://canadafreepress.com/article/uk-parliament-holding-devious-biden-in-contempt

cthulhu

I doubt he knows what day it is.

kalbokalbs

BiteMe can’t even recall his favorite ice cream.

Odd, MeThinks, the only thing consistent with BiteMe is he frequently is pictured eating ice cream.

Wonder if somehow that is a dementia indicator. Ice cream is “comforting” to a confused BiteMe.

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Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Yeah, I was wondering about that, too. But it’s very similar to people I’ve known in nursing homes. Ice cream is one of the few things that they handle well on their own, without being set down and tended to in a very obvious way that makes them look weak and dependent. Even a cup of pudding makes them look rather frail and inept.

Dora

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

IMO, she’s coordinating whatever is coming next with Beijing and Hanoi.

smiley2

hey hey hey !

Heels UP in Hanoi !
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 Peas !

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 😍 

gil00

Shes stopping here in CA to campaign against the recall 1st.

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