The Marines, Sailors, and Soldiers Who Died in Afghanistan
Unless otherwise mentioned, these people are Marines.
All died in Afghanistan, serving us, their lives expended stupidly by His Fraudulency.
That does not take away from the debt we owe them, in fact it increases it. We owe it to them to remove His Fraudulency and his cohorts from power.
Justin Allen, 23
Brett Linley, 29
Matthew Weikert, 29
Justus Bartett, 27
Dave Santos, 21
Jesse Reed, 26
Matthew Johnson, 21
Zachary Fisher, 24
Brandon King, 23
Christopher Goeke, 23
Sheldon Tate, 27
Max Soviak (USN)
Rylee McCollum, Wyoming
David Lee Espinoza, 20, Texas
Sgt. Nicole Gee
SSGT Ryan Knauss (USA)
Another week, another deluge of BS from the White House and from the Controlled Opposition.
The Audit continues.
The collapse of the Covidschina continues.
No doubt much will be said about those today. (And I have missed a lot this past week.)
To my mind the audits are the last hope for a within-the-system fix to what happened last November. “Within the system” meaning the audits find fraud, the various states decertify the results, and some dang judge rules that Biden must step down and Trump must be installed.
That last step is crucial. The way our system works, “fraud” isn’t a fact until some “competent authority” (i.e., meaning “one that has jurisdiction,” not “one that won’t end up with an ice cream cone on its forehead”) rules it is so. That must happen before the system will accept that the election is vitiated by fraud. No finding of fraud means, as far as they are concerned no fraud, no fraud means nothing vitiated. We sit and fume, because the system has failed.
I’ll leave it to you to decide how likely you think it is that a judge will rule against the Left given the riots that would likely endanger his/her family.
As for the military stepping forward and doing the job instead? Well, that’s technically “outside of the system” and besides…this military, that’s being made woke as we speak?
What do we do in the likely event that fraud is found, but no judge will find it to be “fact” as far as the Federal Government is concerned? I keep hoping someone will come up with a suggestion, and so far “general strike” (H/T Scott) is the only one I’ve seen.
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. (This doesn’t necessarily include deposing Joe and Hoe and putting Trump where he belongs, but it would certainly be a lot easier to fix our broken electoral system with the right people in charge.)
Nothing else matters at this point. Talking about trying again in 2022 or 2024 is pointless 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 in the system is not part of the plan, you have no plan.
This will necessarily be piecemeal, state by state, which is why I am encouraged by those states working to change their laws to alleviate the fraud both via computer and via bogus voters. If enough states do that we might end up with a working majority in Congress and that would be something Trump never really had.
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.)
This week, 3 PM MT on Friday, markets closed for the weekend
Everything was much lower this week (except for rhodium and palladium which had been creeping upward), but suddenly on Friday, gold jumped 24 bucks, silver 44 cents, platinum $33, palladium $22, and rhodium $100 (that’s a very small move for rhodium, by the way; it usually moves a lot more in whatever direction it is going). So now it’s a net improvement for the week.
Part XVI – De Broglie, Schrödinger, and Heisenberg
Very flaky connection. Who knows whether I’ll be able to finish this.
I can’t figure out a coherent history of the 1920s; apparently a lot of stuff was happening simultaneously. So I will treat three different threads as though they were independent. They weren’t.
(Which is pronounced “Deh Broil-ee” or at least was by my physics professor–the four alternatives given for pronunciation in Wikipoo are different from this), put 2 and 2 together.
We had already established that light, even though a wave of energy, has particle behavior (that was largely Einstein in 1905). And we also knew, thanks to Max Planck (1905), that the particles (“photons”) had energy proportional to their frequency.
But we also knew that matter is basically equivalent to energy, that thanks to Einstein as well in 1905.
Since light was energy and could behave as both a particle and a wave, could matter, which was equivalent to energy, also behave as both a particle (which you’d expect from matter) and a wave (which you would not expect)?
De Broglie said, in essence, “yes,” in his doctoral thesis in 1924.
Here is the Planck-Einstein relation:
E = h ν
…which relates the energy of the photon to its frequency ν (Greek letter nu) and Planck’s constant, h.
And light turned out to have momentum (p), too, based on the energy E or wavelength λ:
p = E / c = h / λ
You can simply rearrange this last to get:
λ =h / p
And of course p is mass times velocity, mv.
The implication is that any chunk of matter is a wave, at least while it is in motion. However, if you consider the very tiny size of Planck’s constant, 6.6 x 10-34, and realize it is being divided by, say 100 (a 100 kg object moving at one meter per second, for instance) for any sort of object you will deal with in your daily life, the wavelength (6.6 x 10-36 meters) is very, very small, much, much smaller than an atomic nucleus (roughly 10-15 m). Immeasurably small. The wavelength is about the same size, in relation to that nucleus, as the nucleus is in relation to the Earth.
But for something very, very light, like, say, an electron…you might get a reasonable wavelength. If de Broglie isn’t just talking out his ass.
An electron’s mass is about 9.1 x 10-31 kg. So assume (for the sake of example) one is travelling roughly at one hundredth the speed of light ( 3 x 106 m/s, and plug that into λ =h / p and you get:
λ = 6.6×10-34 / ( 3 x 106 * 9.1 x 10-31 ) = 242 x 10-12 meters
Now the diameter of a hydrogen atom is about 62 x 10-12 meters. Its circumference is therefore roughly 195 x 10-12 meters…which is pretty doggone close to this wavelength actually, considering I just made a guess as to how fast an electron might be moving.
Standing Waves (Not Really a Digression)
If you have ever plucked a guitar (or violin) string, you’ll have noticed it moves in a certain fashion, the top left in the diagram below:
It turns out that the other modes shown in the diagram also exist to a certain extent. You can also have standing waves (of sound) in an organ pipe or any other wind instrument.
Now back to the electron. If it is a wave, and it’s orbiting around a nucleus, the wave has to mesh cleanly with itself after one orbit around the nucleus. Look at the top right string, which is a full wavelength. So if that string was actually arranged around a circle, instead of a straight line, at any given point it would look like a smooth wave; because the end of the wave would be consistent with the beginning of the wave where it joins, it’d be a smooth wave travelling in a circle. But if the electron were to have a different wavelength, it couldn’t be in that orbit, because the wave wouldn’t be smooth–there’d be a “break” in it somewhere along the circumference.
That’s only the beginning of the argument, but it will eventually turn out that de Broglie’s hypothesis, that an electron is a wave as well as a particle, ends up explaining why electrons can only assume certain orbits in an atom. We knew, thanks to Bohr and the spectroscopists, that it did do so, but didn’t know why it followed the rule. Remember that the quantum theory was just an arbitrary-seeming restriction on various processes that seemed to work out. Now we had some hint as to why the restriction exists. It was the only way for electrons to form standing waves.
Of course it’s all very well for him to propose a hypothesis that seems whacky but seems to match the facts. But it’d be nice to do an experiment that proves that electrons can behave as waves, and Clinton Davisson and Lester Germer did so at Western Electric (later Bell Labs) in 1927, sending a beam of electrons through a sample of nickel and seeing a diffraction pattern form.
A diffraction pattern is a property of waves.
De Broglie won the 1929 Nobel Prize for Physics.
But this tidy little solution was way oversimplified.
An electron is not a one-dimensional string, tied down at two points, but left free to vibrate. It instead is a wave free to move in three dimensions, but caught in a potential well, attracted to a nucleus, the more strongly the closer it got.
It’s possible to write the equations of those strings’ waves, and doing so gets you a nasty mess full of trigonometry. (Nasty, that is, to the mathematically dis-inclined.)
It’s also possible to write a three dimensional equation, using complex variables, to describe the waves an electron can make when bound to a nucleus by the electrical force.
It’s even possible to write yet a different equation, which the first equation must satisfy in order to work. That may have made your head spin just a bit, so let me back off and explain something about higher mathematics.
Arithmetic and algebra deal with functions, you plug a number in and out comes another number, that is termed “a function of” the first number. f(x) = x2 is one example; plug 3 in and out comes 9.
Calculus, and even higher forms of math, actually works on functions, not on numbers; giving you another function (which you can then plug a number into).
For example, if you want to know how fast f(x) = x2 changes as you change x, you can do something called “taking the derivative” to the first function, and you get another function, f'(x) = 2x. You can then plug your number into that equation, and know that not only is x2 = 9 when x is 3, but you know how fast x2 is increasing at that point: it’s increasing at a rate of 6 for every 1 increase in x.
In 1925 Schrödinger postulated, then in 1926 published an equation, which involves a lot of calculus, into which you plug your proposed equation for an electron wave. If it balances out, you have the equation for a wave an electron might assume. There are many possibilities for what the electron is actually doing (depending on its energy, for instance), and yours might just be the one it’s following.
[Linguistic aside: Schrödinger is sometimes spelled Schroedinger, where oe is an acceptable substitute for ö. Sometimes it’s rendered “Schrodinger” which is technically incorrect. To form the sound the Germans mean when they write ö, prepare to say “eh” as in bet but round the lips (like you do when saying “oooh”) when you say it. To some people it sounds a bit like “er” and I’ve even see “teach yourself” books that said that was how to do it. Cuppa Covfefe will no doubt amplify or correct me. Meanwhile, the same physics prof who taught me how to butcher de Broglie pronounced it “shraydinger” which would make sense…if his name was Schrädinger/Schraedinger.]
So here it is. I had to work with a simplified version of this back in college, and I do not remember how to do it; in fact certain aspects of the notation don’t make sense to me at all, so I’ve forgotten much.
Note that i, the square root of minus one, (the unit “imaginary” number) appears at the left hand side of the thing. Ψ is the actual electron wave equation, if it meets the condition shown, it’s a possible equation for an electron.
Remember that this is being done in three dimensions, and that the value of the wave function Ψ is itself a complex number, i.e., the sum of a real number and an imaginary number, a+bi. (Yes, we did a lot with complex numbers…in fact electrical engineering would be damned near impossible without them.)
In college, I had to work with a problem called “particle in a box” where the particle had free reign of a small region of space (in one dimension); at the edges of the region the potential went up to infinity, meaning the particle couldn’t go past those points. The answer was a standing wave, just like the ones in the diagram above.
When solved in three dimensions, for electrons orbiting a nucleus, you get these possibilities:
Schrödinger is most famous for his cat. Well, actually, it wasn’t his actual cat (I don’t know if he even owned any, or served as staff for any), but it was a facetious thought experiment he proposed to ridicule a certain interpretation of quantum mechanics. But that was in 1935, far in the future, but it does touch on quantum uncertainty, which brings us to…
In 1927, Werner Heisenberg put forward the uncertainty principle. It states that even in principle it is impossible to know a particle’s position and momentum perfectly. You could know one of them very accurately, but then you’d know the other one quite imperfectly. You can multiply the two uncertainties together, and the product will be greater than h/4π, or ℏ/2. Even if your measuring apparatus is very accurate the uncertainty cannot be less than ℏ/2.
This introduced some spookiness into quantum mechanics.
Up until now, everything physics had produced was fundamentally deterministic. If you knew the state of a system at a certain time, you could, in principle (though it would take a YUGE computer a YUGE amount of time) figure out what state it would be in at some time in the future…or what state it had been at some time in the past. it would be like playing a movie forward and backward.
Along comes Heisenberg, and says you cannot know the state of a system at a certain time. If you know where the constituents are, you don’t know how fast they are moving. If you know how fast they are moving, you don’t know where they are.
And it turns out, even the particles themselves don’t “know.”
The electron wave, it turns out, actually describes the probability of the electron particle being at various places. According to one interpretation (the one that is dominant today) called the “Copenhagen Interpretation”, the electron can be anywhere that wave function says, but at some point it will interact with something, and then it will assume a definite position. (Please note, not the same as “assum[ing] the position.”)
This is seriously weird stuff. And I’m going to leave it to a competent physicist to talk about some of the ramifications. Richard Feynman was once voted (by currently practicing physicists) as the 7th greatest physicist of all time. And his lectures are famous…they used to be for sale at dead tree bookstores (e.g., Borders), and I’m sure they’re available in printed form on the web. (I’d look but it’s already nine minutes before 10 PM my time.) This video is almost an hour long, but good.
It was this sort of thing that brought about Einstein’s quote that God does not play dice with the universe, and also led Schrödinger to propose the cat experiment, which purported to show that the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics led to a situation where a cat was neither dead nor alive but both but neither until you opened the box and looked.
But we do not need to open the box to know that Saturday is bacon day around here.
And that Joe Biden didn’t win.
[I must apologize for this article; I doubt it made anything clear at all. However, there’s an old saw about how anyone who thinks they understand quantum mechanics just shows his ignorance. I don’t know that there is actually any way at all to make this stuff clear; it’s utterly counter to anyone’s intuition to the point where intelligent/geeky people just flatly refuse to accept it, despite the fact that it has been experimentally verified again, and again, and again….]
Obligatory PSAs and Reminders
China is Lower than Whale Shit
To conclude: My standard Public Service Announcement. We don’t want to forget this!!!
Remember Hong Kong!!!
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 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
Qiáo Bài dēng méi yíng !!!
Joe Biden didn’t win !!!
Where is everyone, Steve? Bacon’s cooking. Guess it’s all for us.
They may be trying to make sense of my incoherent physics ramble.
Actually, it may be time for the physics equivalent of a 7th inning stretch.
We know all this fine stuff is accurate, because we’re talking amongst ourselves on sophisticated electronic boxes that wouldn’t work otherwise. Furthermore, we know people like Erwin Schrödinger but have never heard of his contemporary, Bertie Squibb, who had just as mathematical and complex expositions for how things work that never quite worked out right…..and had eminent physicists attend his lectures and privately roll their eyes afterward.
Steve can beautifully map it out, this great river of knowledge, with tributaries and details along the way, marching to today.
But give a thought to all the poor schmoes along the way who had no freakin’ clue and spent most of their lives scratching their heads and saying, “what is this goof even talking about?!?!?”
Who in the heck is Bertie Squibb?
I dunno. Nobody’s ever heard of him.
Y’know, Steve — when a woman cooks bacon for just the two of you, this may be a courting gesture….
Yeah, I wondered…we were even all alone…briefly.
It’s not quite as forthcoming and direct as, “may I hold your lizard?”, but it’s up there.
Just remember, hang a tie around the doorknob and lock the door.
You just made me belly laugh!
Calm down. We ‘re looking for parking spaces.
We have the whole page to ourselves, unless PGroup2 or cthulhu whow up. Or who else?
They’ll wake up eventually, I guess. Meanwhile…
Meanwhile… coffee please
Pgroup is not here.
[ha – just fooling]
Hmm, wonder how many boring mindless comments I can make before someone else chimes in. Karen Kingston has three good interviews with Brannon Howse at WorldViewWeekend/tv.
Hey, that’s MY gig!!!
Here are some links! These are EXCELLENT (sound is REALLY clear – I get why you like these!)
The first one is really astounding. Karen Kingston shows in great detail what the medical implications are of the Pfizer letter of approval. She’s familiar with the regulations, so she can interpret what FDA is requiring of Pfizer. At around 21 minutes she shows how Pfizer is being required to STUDY THE EFFECT OF VACCINE SHEDDING ON PREGNANCY OF EXPOSED WOMEN.
“There’s Your Tuskegee Hand-Off”
It’s COVER for GENE MODIFICATION RESEARCH.
That’s why study of pregnant women, perhaps? Many drugs have not been tested on pregnant or nursing mothers, so perhaps they will be studying the effects on babies of genetically modifying mom.
I haven’t watched the vids yet.
We tend to look at these crises of discovery of evil as “YES, we almost have them THIS TIME!”
But THEY look at these things as “Of course we will get away with the silly cover ‘scandal’ – they will never realize what we’re really doing.”
They are literally studying whatever “OMG” thing we think they are “concerned” about. Yes, they’re concerned. In a FORWARD-LOOKING WAY.
I’ve realized in this case that the mRNA vaccines are a ploy to move mRNA gene therapy forward – THAT being a ploy for mRNA-based SOCIAL genetics modification, a.k.a. literal “eugenics”.
Humans, the SELF-BREEDING UPRIGHT DOG.
It’s eugenics with a WORKING PLAN.
The SHEDDING of genmod from one person to another and the effect on NEXTGEN is what they’re looking at.
STRAIGHT OUTTA X-FILES.
Here. Have some bacon. It’ll get cold before long.
I don’t smell any bacon.
Have you lost your sense of smell?
What happens if I yell “fire” on an almost empty web page?
You’ll get arrested.
I knew PGroup2 wouldn’t let us down. Hi, friend. I’m getting sleepy now.
Rock a bye baby.
There Ain’t No Justice!!!!
You don’t smell any bacon? I think I could smell bacon even if I had covid19. I have a built-in extra-special bacon sensor.
And if you rub some little bacon bits between your fingers before going for a walk, every dog you meat will be instant friends.
Meat??? Very clever.
They are so easy they rival flight attendants.
Now they all show up. Hi, Gudthots and CTHULHU.
Go to bed. 😴
Good to “see” you!
Sorry we were late to the party.
Seems that Steve’s post takes longer to read…
And probably not that rewarding today.
I haven’t seen that Feynman video in years, so I’m watching it now.
Isn’t it funny how gold is sold as a hedge, but it seems to go up when the stock market goes up?
if it goes up at the same time as the stock market, long term….that’s an indication of inflation.
Best to not give people headaches with this stuff, IMO!!! You were merciful!
So question on who is the father of nano technology?
The internet seems confused.
I suspect that part of the answer is that nanotech is still being invented.
Might not be a good enough reason, though true.
Anyway, Feynman was the first to theorize the idea and Drexler called him such in his popular 1980’s book “Engines of Creation”, so it was with Drexler that the ideas got their big push with him theorizing on its unlimited possibilities, some of which have been arrived at, many much more being yet to happen though actively being explored, He also started up the first collage level course at MIT though it was given through the Media branch of the University and his ideas became more popular with Neal Stephenson’s two books “Diamond Age, a Young Ladies’ Illustrated Primer” and “Snow Crash” as the back ground for both books were set with nano tech backgrounds. However it was Smalley that actually took the stuff off the black board and began to apply it with things like Buckey Balls and Nano Tubes.
Anyway, saw Feynman make an appearance in Steve’s post and figured I’d look up who was considered the Father of Nano Tech and most sites pick Feynman or Smalley, while only a few pick Drexler.
One thing I’d add about Drexler’s book, is that it covers well the start up history of Nano Tech and leaves much open to thought for what is to come and as such would still make a good read as would Neal Stephen’s two books mentioned as much of technology mentioned in either book have still yet to raise their heads and are still part of our future.
I don’t know why Zoe always has me in all caps. I have a sneaky suspicion that her webreader’s voice drops two octaves and saturates with reverb when it says “cthulhu”.
😂 😂 😂 😂
You crack me up! 😀
𝕁𝕠𝕖 𝔹𝕚𝕕𝕖𝕟 𝕕𝕚𝕕𝕟’𝕥 𝕨𝕚𝕟.
Hi Zoe! *waves*
And Kamala has a big closet of “issues”
I wish she had a one way ticket to Afghanistan …
Hoe’s closet of issues will keep her from 47, or ensure it is short lived. Nanzi AND hildabeast are scheming.
If Hildabeast is in the cards we will probably see her rising from the sea sometime soon.
Appropriate judging from that photo the other day. She’s as big as a humpback whale!
A friend and I were musing yesterday that the Dems will keep Kamala out because she’s an anchor baby.
In a normal world based on truth, yes,
In the bizarro world we live in now,it didnt matter with Barry. It didn’t matter with Biddens different kind of ‘anchor baby’, Hunter
and faux bidden didnt win
No need to look for another distraction.
Our helpful DEMs have already queued it up.
In other words, “sit right here so we can use your suffering to deflect from the steal.”
don’t forget to put last week’s daily (not on rubber sheets) in the sidebar
Did it before I read it!
(I mean before I read this weeks. I put them both there.)
Aren’t rubber sheets used when one expects the occupant to lose bladder control?
The same God that answered out prayers for you, can hear our appeal to Heaven for mercy on the Gulf Coast.
“That’s my King!”
-Dr. S.M. Lockridge
Led by Maximus Marxist 😎
… 🤨 … rukking fight … !
Yeah, this is looking to be a disaster. Ida is supposed to be a major hurricane when it hits, stronger than Katrina. What is wrong with these people? They love death and disaster.
If Ida follows that path and goes straight across the gulf like that…it will be pushing quite a large storm-surge.
The flooding could be catastrophic.
And we can ask God for Mercy on the Gulf Coast.
Dear Lord, we are not deserving, but you are Good.
Have mercy on our Nation, especially the Gulf Coast.
May all evil which fuels the storms in the Gulf be unplugged, cut off, destroyed in such a way that our nation is never again tormented by this malevolent destruction.
In the Name of the Father and Son and the Holy Spirit
… amen … 🙏🏼
They’re just SO OBVIOUS.
They know we know, but they aren’t even trying to hide it anymore.
Truly, we are at the open-warfare stage of the game. They don’t hide it because we are at the end. Whomever wins this fight WINS.
I think their side is far more aware of this dynamic than our side, which I hope changes soon.
4 days away and they say stay put? (must be talking to New Orleans again) Bigger than Katrina? O’l dottering Joe is still President* and let me guess, FEMA used all their stuff responding to the Southern Invasion and what…Kamala has cold feet and will let Joe handle it for another week or two? Should be interesting.
Who would believe them, and stay? Did New Orleanians not learn ANYTHING from Katrina? I guess we will find out.
I for one would be running full bore for the exit.
OMG, what garbage!
Can’t LaToya Cantrell look at the Weather Channel? Didn’t she get information automatically sent to her several days ago, when Ida just entered the Gulf?
What the DeepState / DNC told her was “the benefits outweigh the risks”, so keep as many people stuck in the storm’s path. Cantrell, possibly looking at running for Governor of Louisiana at some point, said, “Jawohl!”
And what are the “benefits”? —
Deflect from the disaster in Kabul.
Deflect from the drop of the Arizona Audit results.
Throw a monkey wrench into the Louisiana Audit.
People who are injured or killed are “the risks”, which are considered to be “cost of doing business.”
We are at the point that we should do the opposite of what the government tells us.
Hey, it’s Wheatie2. Hi, Wheatie. Have some bacon. PGroup2 doesn’t want his.
I scarfed mine while your back was turned.
And’s (&’s) Pizza at Dulles.
I always ask the muslim gal for bacon on my pie. She hates touching the stuff and always skimps.
”Can I please get some more on there?”
She knows I want more. I never NOT get more. She always glares at me. I always glare right back.
I think it adds to the flavor.
.. snicker … 😜
It’s the little everyday counterattacks that make life worth living. I love it.
Saying good night now. See you, 3t.
See ya later!
Have to greet forGodandCountry. He’s so special to me.
Hiya Zoe. Right back at you and always glad to see you. (smiling and waving)
Mornin’, Linda and Wolfie.
Mornin’, Zoe. (Well, actually, it’s still Friday night here).
God bless, prosper and grant a large platform for men like this that are true leaders!
I’ve read that this is the plan, actually, to create demand for Trump to come back in.
Another little chink in the chain that has me wondering if the white hats really have control of twitter. If the black hats were the final say, that would be buried next to Jimmy Hoffa.
Or nothing we do will endure.
And no Early Voting, either.
Open the polling places at midnight, and close them at midnight — have a full 24 hours of voting in person.
Actually, make it the SAME 24 hour time period. 9PM to 9PM on the west coast, 10-10 in mountain time, etc.
That way no more bitching from people on the west coast about how the election was decided before they even got to vote.
Love it! SO SMART. All of these ideas.
Trump was right. WE ARE THE ELITE.
The one disadvantage to any 24 hour plan is going to be finding the poll workers….two or three times as many.
FAR less expensive than having workers for a month.
Are you sure about that?
It’s a month’s worth of workers at three places in a large county (call it 20 shifts), versus having to staff hundreds of precincts for three shifts.
You may be right.
One positive for the 24-hour open polls is that shift workers can both have better access and maybe even volunteer.
I think that idea.
And they are spending millions on the cheater machines, so I don’t see how they could complain about cost.
I *do* want the 24 hour polls; I just foresee this as a difficulty that will have to be overcome to attain the desired goal. Or perhaps someone creative can figure out a way around it. (But the first step to doing THAT is to identify it as a problem to be solved.)
One positive benefit to making it 24 hours is it means that we do NOT need to make election day a national holiday. People who work that day will be able to go before or after work, no matter what their shift is.
IIRC there are already federal laws requiring employers to let their employees go off and vote; I don’t know if that applies to everyone/all classes of labor and I don’t know how that works out in practice.
Even if it IS made a federal holiday, not everyone would have the day off (e.g., medical, first responders).
I’d bet there are 100 volunteers right here on this blog.
That’d be a fraction of what’s needed just in one medium sized (1/2 million) county, and a drop in the bucket nationwide
Vote counted with voter present to address any discrepancies in front of election observers from both parties.
Vote tabulated both by hand and electronically.
Vote totals by hand and electronically must match at the end of voting, or else an immediate audit is triggered.
Paper ballots only.
OK, so by doing this the voter reveals his vote to the poll workers. (Or I am misunderstanding you.)
Some might not like that.
Votes counted only by hand. Triple counts live on a feed available to all people in the precinct to view. Chain of evidence signatures carried by armed guard to vote tally center with the totals.
I’ve thought this out more than once. No machines, period.
Automatic recount and full audit of 1 percent of precincts, chosen randomly.
Any discrepancies? Audit the whole jurisdiction.
Audit done as prescribed by AZ audit.
Exactly. I’ve said the national holiday and in person part with paper only for at least ten years, and get scoffed at all the time.
This is how one creates a Corps legacy for oneself.
Duty. Honor. Courage.
A marine’s bread, butter, and water.
“All Hail Your Supreme Leader: Active Duty and Retired Navy Members Are Being Told They Cannot “Disrespect” Biden Over Afghanistan Debacle”
We know the truth.
“C’mon! Try another 9/11 you assholes. I dare you!”
Well, we do seem to be getting set up for another Asiatic Vespers like event. This one of course will lack any semblance of moral clarity except in the minds those who have fallen into the white man is bad hole.
Well, doesn’t this smell like Mao Zedong redux.
Pick a rank, they KNOW dementia Joe, on a good day, is semi coherent. They KNOW Dementia Joe IS 100% incompetent. Rampant across the ranks, BiteMe IS roasted daily, informally AND in meetings.
The Military respects, The Constitution and their Oath. There is NO respect for BiteMe. Acts that MAY seem respectful to Joe and Hoe, ARE tradition for the Office, not person.
Joe and Hoe are NOT respected. RESPECT IS EARNED, NOT GIVEN.
An army of lions lead by sheep…
Small Acts of Resistance.
And when the vaccine causes evolution-driven ADE……
NOT TAKING THE VACCINE IS WHAT SAVES GRANDMA.
And the babies too.
This is extortion. From Torba @a on Gab
It’s NUTS. It’s INSANE. That doctor has no clue.
All he has to do is give her an antigen test the day of the birth.
That’s it. 30 minutes. $12 per test.
She needs to find out his malpractice insurance carrier and ask them their views about this policy.
I believe that vaxxing pregnant women or new mothers is malpractice. They’d be on the financial hook for that. What do they think?
I think the sadists are running the entire show.
There are a number of cases where judges are requiring jabs for probation. Since a jab might lead to vaccine slavery or death, either of which is worse than the original crime of the convicted, how is this legal?
“We’ll let you out of jail for jaywalking if we can cut off your head.”
I am so mad right now.
Especially for the military.
The idea of turning America’s military into potential invalids is stunningly “fragile” thinking.
Nuremberg II for this doctor or any other doctor who does something similar.
If he does not want to perform his duties, he needs to resign and find another job.
This MD must be reported to the Texas state medical licensing authorities.
My brother, who is vaxxed .. 😑🤚 … asked me WHEN I was getting the kill shot, I told him to stuff it. He’s afraid of his own shadow, vaxxed and masked. He won’t let me in his house … when I visit him we stand outside. Last visit I brought a chair, he’s scared to death … *ussy … 😑
It’s all about their “feelings”.
Logic and reason have no say.
And there is such a blind spot, I can’t get past it with a lot of the people I know. It’s akin to trying to talk sense about what really happened on 9/11. The combination of fear and shock just puts up a wall that won’t come down.
It’s either mass hypnosis or the delusion at the end of the age…
People who should know better, don’t… 😡 😡 😡
This is a great point. Karen Kingston points out that FDA is treating the Pfizer jab LEGALLY as gene therapy, even though they are CALLING it a vaccine. This is VERY intentional, IMO, because I believe that using the vaccines to “green-light” gene therapy was the plan from the beginning.
That’s why they intentionally ignored the horrible safety track record.
And it’ll probably work just about as well as “Microsoft Update” always has…..
Or, indeed, Microsoft overall —
New Info on Military Hari-Kari
1. SCOOP: Biden Admin is not done putting members of U.S. armed services at risk, mandating U.S. Marines receive first dose vaccinations before WTI (Weapons Tactics Instructions) in a week, ignoring apps for exemptions that include religious and history of Myocarditis. Further..
2. Further, the second dose will be administered during WTI, in a remote location with only field medic attention available to them.
Again, this is ordered for those who have known medical conditions that were considered viable causes for exemptions only a week ago.
These are all people who had no problem getting vaccinated for scores of other diseases.
They were told they would have the ability to obtain waivers and are now facing the choice between risk to personal harm and/or violation of conscience, or professional ruination.
Reading the documents provided to us (of course it’s documented), service members who refuse to take the vaccination will be “dealt with via administrative or disciplinary measures, i.e., AdSep, NJP or court-martial.”
There is not enough time for waivers to be issued.
Again, the main issue here, which is expected given how these things play out in real life, is that the Biden Admin is claiming there is an accommodation for religious exemption and exemption for certain medical conditions, but in reality is not afforded to them.
It’s a Catch 22. If you have a religious exemption, then DoD tells them to apply for it, claims they were allowed.
Except, they won’t actually have time for the “Chaplain Interview Checklist” (sound familiar @DeptofDefense ?) because they just got orders and the deadline is here.
And honestly, this is what many of them are concerned about. Not for themselves, but for their Battles who they know are seeking waivers for legitimate conditions linked to Pfizer.
They are NOT “anti-vaccine”.
For those seeking religious exemptions, there is no time for them to get a “Chaplain Interview Checklist” before the “Religious Accommodation Review Board”. Again, sound familiar @DeptofDefense ?
These service members have been scammed. I thought we had enough of that, this week “And the worse part is, you dont get the vaccine, you don’t go on exercises, you get no job training, you’re kicked out.”
I realize most Americans have never served, don’t understand what it means to be in this situation.
We lie to them about wars.
We lie to them about waivers.
I’d love for @DeptofDefense to provide some concrete data on this, which is trustworthy and verifiable, because…
We’re told by members that leadership claims their ranks are 70+ percent vaccinated.
However, we’ve measured them around the 30s for months.
They should ALL LEAVE.
The BATTALION COMMANDERS MUST STAND UP TO SUPPORT THEIR TROOPS THROUGH THIS.
We NEED more Marine Lt Col Scheller’s to stand up and say NO. In this case, give my Marines time for due process to claim exemptions. NOT end run to circumvent the process. Total lack of integrity circumventing the process.
Can’t imagine being in the Service these days. Trying to process all of the information. Very limited personal time. Limited connectivity.
There are plenty of ordained ministers on the internets. Use them, Makes as much sense as seeing a Chaplin since the Chaplains may be either compromised by their views on the vaxxx or not of ones faith. God is a personal choice and you really should not have to go anywhere to take a stand on your spiritual or religious convictions.
Anyway, that should be plan A for some. Military has rules on such and they make it very difficult. Plan B is take the court martial and gather expert testimony and call/cite expert witness’s to your case. Plan C will be to separate.
Indeed. I’ve noticed that all along.
God bless, comfort and provide for the families of our fallen.
Okay, fog of war and all that, but here’s a different name…
There are eleven in your original list. This guy’s father has issued a statement to the press. That’s 12, when we know there are 13.
Numbers guy comes through for us again!
So, I went to the store to get a few things and on the way out, ran into a guy with a Ford Ranchero. I commented that it was such a cool body style — along with the Chevy El Camino — and it was so functional and useful….and then they just decided not to make any more.
After a bit more discussion, I noticed that it was getting dark and I should probably get home because we’d been talking (mainly me) for a couple of hours.
If any of you had ever wondered if I could do the same thing I do on the internet IRL in a parking lot……there’s your answer. I did not start talking to him about a spider, but much of the rest was similar.
“If any of you had ever wondered if I could do the same thing I do on the internet IRL in a parking lot……there’s your answer.”
I didn’t wonder, I knew you could do it 👍 😁
We are who we are… 😂🤣😂🤣😂
If anyone isn’t familiar with the Ranchero or El Camino, they were essentially station wagons with the back seats and such replaced by a pickup bed. The front was a regular sedan bench seat cabin, with glass across the back.
Like a pickup, you could drop on a shell and gain a bunch of dry storage. Or you could pull the shell off and mount a lumber rack, and take full sheets of plywood and/or drywall. Or put nothing there, and haul a yard of sand or compost. During the time you weren’t engaging its special abilities, you could use it as a commuter car. They were really great cars for suburbia.
And probably got caught up in the great anti-suburbia culture war that otherwise manifested in Television’s Rural Purge — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rural_purge
I brought my first born son home from the hospital in an ElCamino … 😎👍
My father loved his El Camino more than any other vehicle. And apparently there is some kind of genetic thing, because it is my youngest son’s dream car.
My Dad had a 1970 El Camino, red with the black hood stripe and the louvered air intake in the hood at the base of the windshield.
Nice wide tires, and early ’70s mag wheels.
Fun to drive!
Yeah, my dad’s had the air intake. Thing drank gas like through a fire hose!
He had his custom painted metal-flake gold. He also had custom leather seats installed. It was ridiculous, but cool.
I, on the other hand, got to drive “Boss Hog.” Yep, a 1970 Cadillac convertible. All that was missing was the horns on the hood!
It looked like this one, but with wider tires:
Dang, that is pretty!
Big block engine sounds really nice, too 👍 😁
Sounds like trouble to me! I have a slight issue with a lead foot!
“Sounds like trouble to me! I have a slight issue with a lead foot!”
That’s a good issue to have, just keep a fund replenished to buy new tires as you wear ’em out 👍😁
Well, and speeding ticket money!
The tweet named all the Marines who died. There were twelve.
The thirteenth was Navy Corpsman Max Soviak.
Thank you. Was just about to post this.
15 Marines, 1 Navy Medic
Two additional names that were released yesterday –
Marine Rylee McCollum, Wyoming, McCollum was expecting his first child with his wife. He was deployed to Afghanistan in April.
Marine David Lee Espinoza, age 20, Texas
God rebuke those responsible, as only he can.
This is untenable.
“…brace ourselves for daily horrific heartbreaking scenes over the next 4-5 days.”
Yep. It’s happening.
It will go on for months.
“This is untenable.”
One would think so, and yet we’re surprisingly resilient in the face of constant demoralization.
Almost like an addiction.
We hate it, but we just can’t get enough of it.
Now I need to brace myself again? I would, but that implies utilizing something strong enough to stabilize myself, and I don’t think there is anything in my immediate environment that is anywhere near as strong as I apparently am.
I mean, I can take 5+ years of unprecedented, military grade, high-tech psychological warfare — every single day — and not even break a sweat.
Not only can I take it, but shockingly (hat tip to Capt. Renault), I actually go looking for it every day. Because if I didn’t, it wouldn’t be able to find me… 😂
What may untenable is the prospect of going without it… 👍 😉
Definitely. Battered conservatives will be seeking out diapered whippings by Trigglypuff should Trump dare to occupy the WH again. “THE HORROR”!