Happy New Year!
I’ll wear both the pessimist and optimist hats.
Remember how we thought 2021 couldn’t get worse and got disabused of that idea in only six days?
(Yeah well we sort of stepped into that burning bag of bearded dragon poo.)
A friend of mine, who could be a bit of a wiseass at times (and pessimism was part of his schtick), would tell me something sometimes when I was a bit bummed out about something that had just happened.
And it bears remembering, especially with the usurpatious vacuum skull still in the White House:
“It’s never so bad that it can’t get worse.”
OK, on the optimist side. OK, this is cautious optimism, rather than full frontal unicorns and rainbows optimism, but here it is:
I think both the pessimist side and the optimist side can agree this will be a very eventful year. But if things actually work well in November, even a horrific year might contain the seeds of a reversal of fortune.
Let’s go back to 1979. Carter. Malaise. Soviets surging all over the world. 50 Americans held hostage by a bunch of neolithic barbarians.
The man, I think, might actually have meant well. (I was more certain of that a few years ago than I am today.) But he was not competent in that job.
But then, irony of ironies, there was this song. If you do NOT like 1970s/1980s Swedish popular music, skip the next video. Otherwise, the gratuitous fireworks display ends at 57 seconds and the music starts shortly thereafter.
Note the video is set in 1979 New Year’s eve and they actually ask what it will be like in 1989/90.
Quite a bit different, thanks to Ronaldus Magnus! We went from Jimmy Carter Malaise to seven years of economic growth and The Wall coming down! Unimaginable in 1979!
But, we did have to get through the highest misery index ever in 1980, first.
And we have to get through 2022. Which will likely make 1980 look like child’s play. Let’s just hope it doesn’t make 2021 look like child’s play, too.
The Chinese Should Think Before Wiping Us Out As Sometimes They Need Us To Solve Their Problems For Them
Okay you knuckledragging ChiComs trying to take us down…here’s a history lesson for you.
For millennia, you had to suffer from this:
Yep. Steppe Nomads. They laid waste to your country, burned, raped and pillaged (but not in that order–they’re smarter than you are) for century after century.
You know who figured out how to take them on and win? The Russians.
Not you, the Russians. And it took them less than two centuries. And Oh By The Way they were among the most backward cultures in Europe at the time.
You couldn’t invent an alphabet, you couldn’t take care of barbarians on horseback, and you think you can take this board down?
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! We’re laughing at you, you knuckledragging dehumanized communists…worshipers of a mass-murderer who killed sixty million people!
I mean, you still think Communism is a good idea even after having lived through it!
By my reckoning that makes you orders of magnitude more stupid than AOC, and that takes serious effort.
Joe Biteme, properly styled His Fraudulency, continues to infest the White House, and hopium is still being dispensed even as our military appears to have joined the political establishment in knuckling under to the fraud.
All realistic hope lies in the audits, and perhaps the Lindell lawsuit (that will depend on how honestly the system responds to the suit).
One can hope that all is not as it seems.
I’d love to feast on that crow.
A detailed analysis of the contents of His Fraudulency’s skull was performed.
Absolutely no chemicals found!
(That one’s for you, Gail!)
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.
Political Science In Summation
It’s really just a matter of people who can’t be happy unless they control others…versus those who want to be left alone. The oldest conflict within mankind. Government is necessary, but government attracts the assholes (a highly technical term for the control freaks).
James Webb Space Telescope Update
JWST deployed both booms on the 31st. The first one took quite a long time because some of the sensors that were supposed to show the cover unfurled weren’t working right.
So here’s what it looks like now.
Over the course of the weekend the sheets will be separated and tensioned, at which point the sun shield will be fully functional and the JWST should really start to cool off (though they have been heating things up to ensure they will deploy properly). -370 F is the goal temperature though it will take weeks to get there.
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.)
(Paper) Spot Prices
This week, 3PM Mountain Time, markets have closed for the weekend.
Now THIS is a little more like it!!!
Let’s see if “they” manage to push it down again. Palladium actually went down sixty bucks Friday, it was over 2000 bucks earlier.
More On Time
(Please note, this is not titled “Moron Time.” We’ve had quite enough moron time, thankyouverymuch.)
[And speaking of morons, I somehow posted the original of this on January 1 of last year…I thought I had checked that but it did somehow goof up the time of day and I had to fix that…it probably took that opportunity to “correct” my year.]
Happy New Year!!!
It’s New Year’s Day. It’s an arbitrarily picked day, based (somewhat) on Ancient Roman (and Pre-Christian) practice. And a suitable day for more information on our calendar.
Last time I told the story of Julius Caesar’s reform of 45 BCE, and how it ended the practice of entire intercalary months–months added every now and again to keep the calendar roughly lined up with the seasons. This had had to be done because months were true to their origin back then, matching the phases of the moon. But 12 of these “moonths” didn’t make up a year, not really, and thirteen of them was too much. The Jewish calendar has the same issue; they have to add entire months fairly often.
Julius Caesar made the twelve months longer, and set things up to add a leap day every four years to account for the fractional day over 365 in the tropical year. It wasn’t quite right; I told that story last year.
But that calendar has come directly down to us with only the minor adjustment made originally in 1582 by order of Pope Gregory XIII, and eventually adopted by Protestant and Orthodox countries, and it’s pretty much either official worldwide, or well known.
The months and days of the month set by Julius Caesar seem set almost in concrete; only one lasting change has been made to them in the last two thousand years (even if that change wasn’t done at the same time everywhere).
But the numbering of the years–and even the choice of when the year should begin–has changed a lot.
When Caesar was in charge, the calendar year was generally identified by who was consul at the time, which makes modern historians’ lives a bit of a pain, but we do have a fairly detailed list: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Roman_consuls and they can generally figure things out.
That list starts in 509 BC because that is when, according to tradition, the last of the seven Roman kings was overthrown and the Roman Republic was established. And the emperors (starting with Octavian/Augustus) kept the office around but they were the real power.
The Romans, however, did sometimes think in terms of something called Ab Urbe Condita, essentially since the founding of the city of Rome, and that was in 753 BCE. Therefore AUC 753 was 1 BCE, and AUC 754 was 1 CE. Were we still using that numbering, 2022 would be AUC 2775.
[Note, by the way, there was no year Zero. 1 BCE was followed directly by 1 CE. Which makes “how many years between” arithmetic a bit hazardous when computing between dates either side of that line. Astronomers, who sometimes have to “backtrack” such things, do use a zero year, then negative numbers, so their year 0 is 1 BCE, -1 is 2 BCE, etc. Archaeologists tend to use “Before Present” but “Present” turns out to be roughly 1950–they fell prey to institutionalizing a “present” by accident (they probably didn’t expect to use “BP” forever) in exactly the same way that “modern” no longer means “modern” because people named a specific time the modern period and we have moved past it, so we sometimes find ourselves using strange terms like “post modern” that shouldn’t be meaningful without a time machine.]
Early Christians actually did not use AD dating. The AD dating schema was first put forward by Dionysius Exiguus in 525. Before that the most commonly used schema was the Diocletian Era used in an old Easter table; he (understandably) didn’t want to commemorate Diocletian, who had instituted the last and worst persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire. (The Diocletian era was, in any case, mostly used in the East.)
The year that is now known as AD 1 (or 1 CE), was almost certainly not the birth year of Jesus. Matthew indicates it was in the time of King Herod (Mt 2:1), who kicked the bucket in 4 BCE. Luke indicates that the census requiring Mary and Joseph to go to Bethlehem occurred while Quirinius was governor of Syria (Lk 2:2) though he talks about other early events happening under Herod. Quirinius became governor in 6 CE. Absent some major historical discovery these two times don’t even overlap; neither includes 1 CE. But it’s certainly close to the right year. Whether it’s close enough for non government work is, I suppose, moot. We’re not likely to change our year numbers right now.
Which is not to say that it hasn’t happened.
The Eastern Orthodox Church and Byzantine Empire used “Anno Mundi,” year of the world. By attempting to fix Year One to be the year of creation, they sidestepped all issues with negative numbers, missing zero years, and so on. So they got hold of their Bibles, laid out a chronology, and fixed creation at 5509 years before Jesus was born. However, they did not at first agree with Exiguus’s dating of when Jesus was born. Their year 1 A.M. is September 1, 5509 BCE through August 31, 5508 BCE. Note their year began (and within the church organization still does begin) on September 1. September 1, of 2021 (i.e., last September) began the year 7530 A.M.
By the way, it’s technically not quite kosher to give a date like that, because the calendar didn’t exist yet on that date–if anything the prior mess of a Roman Republican calendar should be used–if anyone can figure out how it would have worked that year. So they’ll often qualify things by referring to the proleptic Julian calendar; i.e., they extend the Julian calendar back to that date. (In this particular case, remember that it’s not our current Gregorian calendar.)
(Russia switched from this calendar to a January 1 start of the New Year in 1700 CE; they also began to use the AD numbering at that time…but they were still on the Julian Calendar so they were off from the Gregorian calendar by 11 days, then 12 days in the 1800s, then 13 days during the 1900s before and during the ‘October’ Revolution–which happened in November by the Gregorian calendar. The commies switched in 1918, trying to shed the past–they even considered switching Russian to the Latin alphabet.)
You may think that 5509 BCE sounds wrong. It certainly does disagree with the usual Bible-based dating used by many churches here in the United States, which is based on Archbishop Ussher’s (1581-1626) chronology which fixes creation at about 6 PM, on the 22nd of October, 4004 BCE (by the proleptic Julian calendar). This is the chronology most often used by fundamentalists in the US.
That’s a difference of over 1500 years. It’s really difficult to construct an unambiguous chronology from the Old Testament.
I alluded to some disagreement over what date the year started; Russia used September 1 until 1700, one of Peter the Great’s many reforms, the Eastern Orthodox church still uses it internally, but that wasn’t the only difference between past practice and today’s practice. Up until 1752, England (and her colonies, which would include US (as in U.S.) at the time) was on the old Julian calendar; until that time, March 25 was the start of the new year. Not even the beginning of a month! March 24, 1751 was followed the next day by March 25, 1752. In September of that year, things were set to the current January 1 practice; also September 2, 1752 was followed by September 14, 1752; England dropped 11 days there to get in sync with the Gregorian calendar and would follow it from then forward.
If George Washington had had a birth certificate, it would have read 11 February, 1731 (Julian date); unlike many he changed his birthday to 22 February, in other words following the Gregorian calendar, and the year is now given as 1732 to be consistent with a January 1 start-of-year.
There was confusion as to which European gets the credit for ‘discovering’ South America for similar reasons of confusion between countries who didn’t start the year at the same time.
And nothing would astonish me more than to hear that’s a complete list.
What day to call the New Year, is fundamentally an arbitrary decision. But a date has to be chosen and abided by, and today is that date. So get used to writing and typing 2022.
“Julian Date” means two distinct things. Usually, it’s just a day number within the year. February 3rd, for instance is Julian date 34. It runs all the way up to 365 or 366.
But there’s a different Julian Date used by astronomers. A 365.25 day year is awkward to deal with sometimes, so they’ll sometimes compute the time between two events in number of days. A “day” they can get a handle on; it’s 86,400 seconds and a second is quite thoroughly defined. So they’ll (for instance) compute the period of a planet in days.
Joseph Justus Scaliger (1540-1609) proposed a scheme where days would be sequentially numbered from a start time, then continue counting upward forever. This became the Julian date, named after his father Julius Scaliger. He first suggested it in 1583.
Scaliger chose the day January 1, 4713 BCE as his start date. It was satisfactorily far back in time that negative numbers wouldn’t be referenced often. Why that particular year? It was a leap year, the first year of a solar cycle of 28 years, the first year of a lunar cycle of 19 years, and the first year of an indiction cycle of 15 years. The solar cycle is simply the repeat period of the Julian calendar, the lunar cycle was named such because the moon would undergo the same phases on the same days, every 19 years, and the indiction cycle was an ancient Roman period at the beginning of which taxes would be reassessed. These cycles could be run backward in time, and 4713 BC was the most recent year when all three cycles were in their first year. (Being a leap year was implicit in being the start year of a solar cycle.)
This is, by the way, according to the proleptic Julian calendar, not the proleptic Gregorian calendar.
Astronomers still number their days this way. Their day starts at noon (logical, because that way an overnight period, when they’d be observing, didn’t have a day break in it), so noon, January 1, 4713 BCE was the start of Julian Day 0. (In the Gregorian calendar, this would have been November 24, 4714 BCE.) Scaliger wasn’t familiar with time zones, but the modern definition of this specifies Universal Time (essentially the time at Greenwich without Daylight Saving Time; it’s seven hours ahead of Mountain Standard Time).
And if my arithmetic is right, this post will go “live” on 2459580, almost three quarters of the way into that date; so at 7 AM ET, it will be 2459581. TIme of day is handled as a decimal fraction, so midnight UTC is Julian day [whatever it is].5.
In another common usage, we use a “modified Julian date” that starts at midnight, UT (not noon) and drops the 2,400,000 in front and just goes with 59581. So the Modified Julian Date is the Julian Date minus 2,400,000.5. This will work for another century or so then we’ll have to either restart it at 0 or just start dealing with six digit numbers. It’s handy for computers that might not have the precision to show a seven digit number with multiple digits of precision after the decimal point; we save two digits that way. (This is less of an issue today, with 64 bit computers, than it was with 32 bit computers.)
The following link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_day gives a lot more information including a way to compute the Julian day for any “regular” date.
As an aside, someone came up with an idea called the “Holocene Epoch.” The idea was to simply add ten thousand to all years, so that this would be 12,022. 1 CE becomes 10,001, and 1 BCE becomes 10,000. The idea is not to try to find the beginning of the world, but at least all of human history, almost back to the first buildings that survive, would at least have a positive year number attached to it. And 10,000 BCE is very nearly the start of the present geological epoch, the Holocene, roughly corresponding to the end of the last glaciation, hence the name “Holocene.” (That epoch actually began [best estimate] 11,650 years “Before Present” which makes it 11,722 years ago right now, not 12022 years ago. A three hundred year glitch.)
Yeah, that won’t ever happen.
And on a very different topic. File this one under “won’t ever freaking happen” but I include it because you might find it amusing.
Because, as I’ve pointed out, the shape of our calendar–the configuration and sizes of months–has only undergone one slight adjustment in the last 2000 years. I don’t take this seriously–but I find it amusing.
Many are unhappy with the fact that each year “looks” different. January 1 starts on a different day of the week from one year to the next, that of course throws every other date off as well as compared to the first year. Normally, it’s a one day shift, but if a leap day is in between, it’s two days. It sets up a cycle where you can safely use a calendar that’s 28 (or 56) years old, if you want…but don’t go back past 1900 with this. The real cycle is a 400 year cycle before the pattern repeats.
That’s kind of annoying, in some cases it’s really annoying, but we live with it. However some people have suggested reforming the calendar so it won’t happen. But it’s a bit of a challenge, especially now that there’s an ISO scheme that numbers the weeks within the year; this has to adapt to those weeks that straddle years.
And this is because 365 does not divide by 7, there’s a remainder of 1.
Many would-be reformers say this can be handled quite easily: simply have one day (two in a leap year) that do not have a day of the week assigned to them.
OK, I imagine many readers of this would go find the pitchforks and torches (OK, firearms) if this were adopted, because of course it’d throw your church services off; the Sabbath would either have to move around the week, or it wouldn’t be a seven day metronome any more. (It rather messes with the fourth commandment.)
And you’d have a lot of company from both Jews and Muslims.
So it’s not going to happen.
But someone did come up with an interesting alternative. Get rid of leap day. Have leap week. Start January on (say) Monday. The year ends on a Sunday, 364 (yes FOUR) days later. Very soon, though, in order to align with the seasons, you add an entire week at the end of December (371 days), so that way the next year is lined back up with the seasons, but the year still starts on a Monday. The advantage is that the calendar is the same from year to year (an extra week can go at the end of December with an asterisk next to it), and churches, synagogues and mosques would not be disrupted.
This is the Hanke/Henry calendar. It also changes the lengths of some months so that each quarter is 91 days.
OK, it’s at least somewhat clever and thinking-out-of-the-box. But these guys also advocate for everyone on earth using Universal time (i.e., Greenwich time) and that, I think, is ridiculous. It would solve nothing because it will still be midnight in some places while it’s 3PM in others. Worse, the sun would rise here in Colorado at 2PM in December. Almost everywhere on Earth, things would be about that ridiculous. And it doesn’t solve the fundamental problem of having to worry about someone else’s time zone, It just changes it to having to know how out of whack their clocks are compared to yours. You’d still have to wonder whether someone was up when making a long distance call, and you wouldn’t be able to look at the time where they were for a clue. [As far as time of day goes, our situation today is pretty optimal. For applications where time synchronization between continents is needed, we have UTC. For everything else our clocks match the time of day pretty well…or only fairly well during daylight saving time.]
The rule for computing leap years actually depends, crazily, on what day of the week the (presumably abandoned) Gregorian calendar begins.
It’s one of those “interesting idea, but no way” types of things, just like the Holocene Era is.
Enough about years, but there’s a bit more to add about days.
Last week, I posted a graph called “the equation of time.” This one:
It’s the difference between what you sundial says, and what your watch says. (And that assumes you have your watch set to mean solar time for your longitude, which since the advent of time zones, is generally not true. But let’s say you live at precisely 75, 90, 105, or 120 W longitude (or any other longitude that divides by 50). That’s nearly true for me, I live at a bit above 104 W longitude.)
Because your watch is designed to move at a constant rate–whether it actually does so is another matter, and back in the day of mechanical watches there was some correlation between the cost of the watch and how well it did so. But the sundial directly registers the sun…which doesn’t move at a constant rate. So the watch (hopefully) moves at an “average” of the sun’s rate, “mean Solar time.”
[Nowadays even a crappy watch often gets corrected by listening to the “atomic clock” but watch out when that fails…I’ve known two “this is an atomic watch” braggarts to be off the correct time by minutes; but my 1996-purchased Citizen Navihawk keeps plugging away, sometimes even after the computer in it resets.]
The differences are due to two factors: the ecliptic is inclined to the celestial equator, and Earth’s orbit about the sun is elliptical. That elliptical orbit results in the earth travelling faster closer to the sun (Kepler’s second law), which means when the earth is closer to the sun, it has to rotate further to bring the sun to the meridian, more than 24 hours since the last time the sun crossed the meridian.
If noon-to-noon is more than twenty four hours, then, if you’re using a good watch and are monitoring a sundial, you will see it. The watch will be faster (compared to the sundial) the next day as compared to today, because it will get to noon faster than the sun’s shadow will.
In other words, you’re at a time of the year when that squiggly red line is sloping upward, the watch is becoming faster and faster.
As it happens Earth is closest to the sun on about January 6, and the line is really steep there.
During the weeks before and after that time, the time of sunset is changing. You’d expect it to be earliest on December 21, because that is after all the shortest daytime of the year because its the solstice.
But it’s actually earliest a week before that. Check any “sunrise and sunset” table. It doesn’t matter for where, honestly, since you’re looking for the earliest sunset, but the effect is much easier to see the further north the table is for. (And of course this flip-flops in the Southern hemisphere).
So if you’re thinking (like Aubergine said on Sunday) that you’re already “feeling” longer days by the solstice on the 21st, you’re not quite right, but the sun is already setting later by the 21st–the random chart I grabbed showed a two minute difference. (Sunrise is also later but basically forgotten by sunset. In fact sunrise will continue to come later and later all the way through the end of the month and possibly beyond…the chart stops there.)
Another way to visualize this…as well as something else…is a figure called the analemma.
Unlike the previous figure, the horizontal axis/direction shows how far ahead or back of the sundial a watch would be. And this time the vertical axis usually shows how far the sun is north or south of the celestial equator, its declintion. (But in this case it shows how far above the southern horizon in London, though it does show the equator line, labeled φ). So an analemma gives you two pieces of information graphically, but you have to hunt for the date you want on the figure 8.
This has a real meaning. People with a lot of patience and attention to detail will sometimes photograph the sun at the same time each day (or every couple of weeks), from the same spot with the camera pointed precisely the same way each day, and you can see it forming a figure 8 in the sky.
[I had to download from Wikipoo, edit (and shrink), save as a jpg, and upload. Taking one for the team…]
It’s an almost perfect figure 8. If aphelion, the closest approach to the sun, actually fell on the winter solstice, it probably would be. This will happen sometime in the future: the equinoxes and solstices, after all, are moving along Earth’s orbit and if I understand right, we’re heading towards that situation. Give it about a thousand years.
For some reason that graph up above really exaggerated the horizontal direction. The photo, by contrast might look familiar to you as that figure eight that gets printed over the southeastern Pacific ocean on some globes. (There is almost no dry land there so it’s a safe place to print things like that.) Well, now you know what it’s for!
I decided to see what would happen with other configurations. The easiest way to do that is to look up the analemmas for other planets in our solar system, where aphelion is nowhere near a solstice or equinox.
Mars has a very similar axial tilt to that of Earth. Its orbit is more elliptical, though, and so we have:
And in fact here are analemmas and equations of time for all of the other planets, and Pluto. Figure 8s are fairly common it turns out, but just as common is some sort of lopsided quasi-egg-like shape. Saturn appears to be a figure 8 with a very small northern loop.
Well, that’s all for this week. Now I am really going to have to think hard about what to do for next week, other than, of course a JWST update.
Obligatory PSAs and Reminders
China is Lower than Whale Shit
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 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
Qiáo Bài dēng méi yíng !!!
Joe Biden didn’t win !!!
Okay, this worked. Was worried there was leap year or some such but sees we have arrived at our proper destination.
I would have sworn in court I got the year right.
Maybe you did, and it got autodatecumbered…..
We’ll never know for certain without a time machine in my home office.
If a blue police box starts materializing there, please let us know before you step inside.
I was hoping for a damn DeLorean, actually.
Ever driven a DeLorean? I have. Take the police box.
I was planning to use it as a centerpiece.
If I won the lotto–and I am slightly less likely than anyone else to win it, as I don’t play–I’d probably go buy an Acura NSX and a garage to put it in.
Talking about worthless cars, someone removed the back hatch and grille from a Yugo, tipped it on its back, and incorporated it into a chimney.
The DeLoreans were powered by an engine developed as a joint venture between Peugeot, Renault, and Volvo. It was a 2.85L six-cylinder engine that produced 130 hp.
My Honda is powered by an F22B1 2.2L four-cylinder engine that produces 145 hp.
Besides being gutless, that long sloping windshield is a pain. Check any photos where you can see the steering wheel inside, and there’s only about six vertical inches between the top of the steering wheel and the interior trim. You feel like you have the visibility of a tank — and, BTW, the view out the sides and back aren’t notably better.
My CEO bought one in a private sale, and I got to drive it about 20 miles from the transaction spot to his driveway (I think he liked to think of me as expendable). Despite being very cool on the outside, I became very disenchanted with the gutless, uncomfortable ride with lousy visibility.
This example had an automatic transmission, and was about as far from a “sports car” as might be imagined. You “command” a sports car, and it squeals and revs and gnashes and gives you everything it has. With this DeLorean, you’d “suggest” an action, and it might think about doing it on its own time….and if you were lucky, you could see it.
My dodge truck has a 6 cylinder, 5.9 liter 12-valve diesel with a turbo and direct injection. It is 160 hp with a torque, of 400 lb.-ft. It is quite capable of accelerating up a hill while towing a trailer full of livestock…. And if tuned correctly by Jim Jessup (with no cops around) can really beat feet when not towing.
Unfortunately the cops hung around his shop… So he had to tune the engine to be a slug. Well sort of.
Yeah, 135 HP is gutless, in today’s market. Even cars preferentially driven by people who poke along at five under in the left lane, because they’re trying to squeeze that last tenth of a mile per gallon (and want you to as well) have over that these days.
In the 1980s and early 90s though you could see car ads bragging they had a bit of power just because they busted 100 HP.
And that’s when the DeLorean was out.
My trucks are a 1992 and a 1993. Someone who recommended buying a Cummins dodge said she would show at a grounds in NJ where you had to come out onto the 4 lane going up a steep hill. Her dodge was the only vehicle hauling a horse trailer that could accelerate up that hill. She left the fords and chevys in the dust.
I have a gas 1/2 ton too (1987) and when it comes to hauling it is a WIMP!
Get some donkeys.
Then it will be hauling ass.
I have them and I did haul them around with my dodge for a while.
I think there’s some symbolism here…..strange things will happen in 2022, and this group will find clever ways to deal with them and just keep going.
First Fuckup of the year.
And it’s not even quite midnight yet where I live.
Then it doesn’t count. Makes it the last Fuck Up of Last Year and now were free and clear!
But like many celestial events it could be seen in different time zones.
Tsk, tsk — don’t be so hard on yourself. Maybe it’s just the first time you get screwed by WordPiss in the new year (and our WordPiss instance is in 2022 already….).
OK, the next fuckup on my part unambiguously belongs to 2022.
Happy New Year everyone.
A very Happy New Year to you, Steve…….and Darwin, too!
Well, I will hopefully remember to feed him tomorrow! I don’t want the first fuckup to be THAT.
And neither does Darwin 👍😁
He has been FED.
Went after the critters with gusto.
Happy New Year Steve!
Happy New Year Steve and everyone else as well!
Copied from THE CONDEMNED THREAD —
I’m bummed that the French Revolutionary Calendar got passed-over.
We’re currently in the month Nivôse, which is the fourth month — so nowhere near New Year’s Day. Today would be about the 11th or 12th.
It should be noted that the French Revolutionary Calendar is the only one that I know of that names a month after a kitchen appliance manufacturer.
Also on the Condemned thread was Linda’s apparent capture of either or the blue box and or the DeLorean thing from which she on a hunch zipped back to Jan 2021 to see if she could find Steve’s post. Which she did, then she zipped back to December 31st of 2021 while we anxiously were waiting our conveyance to 1 Jan 2022. and let us know we had to go back a year. Some how Zoe had already found Steve’s post and was waiting for us there with Pizza.
But now comes the serious question. If Linda had not had her hunch and access to assorted time travel devices, from which to leave the necessary bread crumbs to follow, would Steve have figured out where he put his post?
“If Linda had not had her hunch and access to assorted time travel devices, from which to leave the necessary bread crumbs to follow, would Steve have figured out where he put his post?”
The link to it showed up in my email box at 5:36pm (just checked) on 12-31-21.
I got it, too.
This must be how Zoe was there waiting for us?
An old email from 1 Jan 2021 magically showed up in her Email box.
And you and Scott got one too. I wonder if set off alarm bells in all the agencies that watch us from Peking to DC?
I actually didn’t notice the date. Just thought it was funny that it arrived so early and that there were no comments. Could have shouted “First!” but it was just after midnight here so I went to bed instead of reading it and didn’t notice the confusion till several hours later.
Well, it was certainly way early!!
Latest from NASA on JWST. This was quite a milestone:
If you use an app to calculate your proleptic Julian calendar dates, and it abruptly stops working……is it having an e-proleptic seizure?
Happy New Year folks. 🙂
Pfizer strikes again…
Surprise: FDA Warns That Pfizer’s Experimental Covid Pills Cause Life-Threatening Reactions When Used with Many Common Medications
Pfizer’s antiviral oral drug Paxlovid that was developed as an early treatment for Covid-19 can cause severe or life-threatening effects if it is taken in tandem with other common medications including some anticoagulants, anti-depressants, and cholesterol-lowering drugs that are used widely across the US, according to a warning from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
There are six pages of warnings with this drug.
More at the link.
It’s wild. Thinks I was writing as you were posting. Lots of problems here, but it looks like the meth heads and fentanyl junkies are definitely on the list of first to go. Or will it be the people that gave this emergency use authorization?
Anti-coagulants includes people with artificial heart valves, etc.
Anti-hyperintensives is obvious.
They’re killing off the already sick, and people with comorbidities.
Sure looks like it.
Gotta get rid of all those people on Social Security and using up the Medicare $$$ that the Criminals in DC ALREADY STOLE.
Isn’t it amazing they are always whining about Social Security running out of $$$ BUT there is PLENTY of money to sent around the world….
United Nations — Over 11 million
Foreign Aid — $49 billion in 2016
World Bank — HMMMmmm I can no longer find that number.
IMF — the United States is the largest cumulative contributor at $155 billion
NATO — $717 billion defense budget. The 29-country alliance REQUIRES every member-state to spend at least 2% percent of its gross domestic product (GDP) on defense each year.
Interesting that the $717 billion is reduced to $397 billion on the treasury Dept pie chart.
Since 2000 about 95 percent of U.N. member states that receive U.S. assistance have voted against the United States most of the time in the U.N. General Assembly on non-consensus votes.
Remember that is TAX PAYER
DOLLARSWEALTH since as G Edward griffin said the Fed has a Check Book but NO MONEY in the account. The money just magically appears out of thin air and the debt is hung around the neck of Americans.
This is what happened in 2008 too. It is why the Fed WOULD NOT TELL CONGRESS (Ron Paul) WHERE THE MONEY WAS GOING. And of course Congress then bailed out the ‘US Banks’ with Tax payer indebtedness.
The Federal Reserve’s Covert Bailout of Europe
And more on that EU bailout:
Audit of the Federal Reserve Reveals $16 Trillion in Secret Bailouts : REDDIT
And speaking of US tax payers supporting everyone and his brother EXCEPT OUR VETS & SENIORS….
World Bank Donors Approve Release Of USD 280 Million For Afghanistan’s Humanitarian Needs
WORLD BANK & IMF MONEY LAUNDERING explained By G Edward Griffin
And they said Ivermectin – which pretty much interacts with NOTHING – was dangerous.
Good grief. Even antihistamines are in better shape on interactions than this new stuff.
“Surprise: FDA Warns That Pfizer’s Experimental Covid Pills Cause Life-Threatening Reactions When Used with Many Common Medications”
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
Ivermectin: not broke
HCQ: not broke
“There are six pages of warnings with this drug.”
Six pages that have been released to the public.
It will take a FOIA request to get the other 994 pages.
At which time they will deny your request and seal the information from public view for 75 years.
Fluticasone, which I use daily, and which has been studied as beneficial for treating covid, is on the list. Along with budesonide, and common antidepressants.
They are trying (again) to kill people.
Literally, the FIRST thing I thought after reading this. Another trap.
Does a GREAT JOB of killing off the ‘Useless Eaters’
Well, they are consistent AND effective. Effective for the uninformed that is..
Trying to kill people.
Gotta cull out the useless eaters.
Isn’t that the truth?
Here’s a semi serious consideration posted by GWP on the new Pfizer drug Paxlovid which is the cruddy knock off of Ivermectin.
Apparently there are 6 pages of adverse drug interactions (in the link) some of which are with pretty common drugs taken by many, so suggests this be read. (Notes that Ivermectin didn’t have a 1/3rd of this problem and none of the interactions were with common drugs, which begs the question of why Paxlovid got the nod?)
Anyway focuses on what it says about Fentanyl under Clinical Comments: Careful monitoring of therapeutic and adverse effects (including potential fatal respiratory depression) is recommended when fentanyl is taken concomitantly administered with Paxlovid.
So anyway, is guessing folks abusing fentanyl are getting set up for a very serious fall here since they are not the type to be going to a doctor for advice I’d think.
Oh the link.
Also notes this, which I think has been talked about here.
There is NO WAY I am gonna touch this stuff.
I’d sooner drink Drano.
Acute oral toxicity : LD50 > 5000 mg/kg or 0.005 kg/kg
The average American woman 20 years old and up weighs 170.6 pounds or 77.4 kilos so the LD50 would be 0.387 kilo or 0.8 pounds.
I can not find the SDS or the LD50 (AND YOU KNOW THEY HAVE THAT INFO…)
So that is 400 mg in one dose or 800 mg in a day. Going with 400 mg and using the Research gate therapeutic is 10% or less of the LD50 that gives you 40 mg as the LD50 or 0.00009 pounds.
So if you dilute that Draino with lots of water 😋 it probably IS a LOT SAFER that that DARN DRUG!!
(I will not swear my math is correct but it was fun.)
From Research Gate:
How can we use the LD50 values for calculations of Prescription Drug Event?
Director of Clinical Biochemistry Research Center
You are so smart! You blow me away!
And you cracked me up with the Drano.
I hope Wolfie or Steve check my math. That would be a fun Meme to put out if the math is correct.
To me it seems surreal that it’s become common (shoulder shrug common) that people are”taking” fentanyl. Nobody should be taking fentanyl. Nobody would be taking fentanyl if the govt wasn’t china’s bitch
They use it in hospitals.
Right. It’s purpose to be used in controlled use with oversight has been co-opted by china manufacturing, exporting to drug cartels…..we know the rest of the story
Somebody jumped the gun by a minute with some loud ones. But I’m hearing a bunch of people at various ranges who have more accurate chronometers.
Happy New Year
I’d hate having to have my birthday on the same weekday every year, so just from that I would not support any scheme that tries to synchronize weekdays to date-of-year.
It is interesting to note that the 7-day week appears to have been the most consistent part of time reckoning througout. Whenever the years and months have been deemed to begin or change, the 7 day sequence has been going on regardless. Like Kipling’s «Gods of the Copybook headings»-level consistency.
And when using the sequential Julian Day-numbers, dividing by 7 and looking at the remainder will tell which day of the week it is. This will be 0 on Mondays, 1 on Tuesdays and so on.
So today is 2022-01-01, at noon UTC of which the JD 2459581 begins, and 2459581 / 7 = 351368, with remainder 5. So that indicates this is a Saturday. Or conversely, since we know that it is Saturday, the arithmetic is correct.
More comments on odd time:
If you’re still clinging to 32-bits, January 2038 is not going to go well for you…..
Indeed. I have some small 32-bit units here, that I’ve tested the year-2038 rollover and while they will still work as far as networking and gpios and suchlike, their perceived clock-time at which this is all happening has become rather anachronistic.
Other than that, there might still be a number of 32-bit Raspberry Pi units still in operation in 2038 and who knows… unless some fix involving making the time_t type 64-bit has been completed by then.-
You can run 64-bit on the Pi 4 and Pi 3…..and I think the Pi 2. I never owned any Original Gangsta Pi 1’s. Almost all of my Pi’s run 64-bit, where I’d assume they’d deal with time being 64 bits gracefully…..where I wouldn’t bet on this being the case for any 32-bit OS’s.
Yes, Pi 3 and Pi 4 runs 64-bits fine. The time_t is 64 bits on those, so any «year-2038»-style rollover will be far enough into the future for anyone to need to care. As for earlier models, some of the Pi 2 can run 64-bit (version 1.2, but not the earlier versions). Likewise, the new Pi Zero 2 model appears to be 64-bit capable. But anything older, all the Pi 1 and Pi Zero variants only have 32-bit processors.
Now, how many of these will still actually be running in 2038 is anyone’s guess. Even if the computer itself is still running, will there still be SD-cards for them? So far, I’ve seen no failures of the Pi computers themselves apart from externally inflicted damage, but I’ve had to replace several SD-cards that have gone bad.
Personally I can’t understand why anyone supports 32 bit any more. It has been what, twenty damned years?
It’s a reaction against the rapid development of computer hardware and software we’ve experienced over the last 50 years.
IIRC, the Apollo missions collected huge amounts of data. If stored in tape racks in their original reel-to-reel tape format, it would fill a football field. Something like 80% of it cannot be read using equipment available today.
Someone could graduate today with a degree in ECE and not be able to discuss the relative merits of the Intel 8080, the Motorola 6502, and the Zilog Z80.
You will note that nobody GAF as to whether Windows or MacOS will support 32-bit. Linux, however, is the lingua franca that allows all those old peripherals and datasets and antique motherboards to continue speaking and telling their tales. If someone is going to extract that data off those Apollo reel-to-reel tapes, it will be some kludged system running Linux.
If anyone asked me about buying a 32-bit system today, I’d tell ’em they were crazy and should only get (and run) new 64-bit gear. That is not, however, because everyone should only get (and run) 64-bit gear……it’s because the people running 32-bit won’t ask.
When all the 32-bit distros fade away, it will be that much more difficult to mine the past for its wisdom.
You can always dredge up an old distro.
There’s no need, in that application, for all the gratuitous hourly donkeyfuck updates of Firefox.
All the best to each of you QTreepers! I remain stubbornly optimistic. Let’s make 2022 a good one!
Let’s polish and sharpen that shovel so that 2022 can be a good year for good people, and a not-so-good year for not-so-good people….
If they try to deny Social Security to seniors who don’t get the jab, I suspect there will be MUCH shovel-sharpening. 😉
Yeah, that is not going to go over well. At all. Happy New Year, Wolfie!
Happy New Year! 2022. WOW. We’re THERE.
As I said on the last post,
The AVERAGE Age of the American farmer is OVER 50 (57) The number of ‘ producers is 3.4 million’ and their anger has been simmering since OH!Bummer shoved the Food Un-Safe Act down our throats.
You DO NOT WANT TO PISS OFF THOSE GOOD OLD BOYS. Remember they all hunt too….
…and those 70 year olds? I, a little old lady over 70, can still pick up and move a 50# sack of grain or bale of hay. 40 lbs is EASY for me. Not only that I can OUT WALK many many teenagers and certainly out work them.
I have been paying attention for the last 25 years and ‘taking the temperature’ PEOPLE ARE CLUED IN and the anger is building. That is why the FIB CREATED the OATH KEEPERS and such, to keep an eye on that anger and use it for false flags.
I do not think it worked because most of these dudes are VERY SUSPICIOUS and are now going to be even more so.
I can outwork most teens, too. I wear out my kids and grandkids in the summer gardening.
If shoveling turns out to be necessary, I’m ready. Happy New Year, coothie!
Where are my manners? Happy New Year, dear Sylvia of the Singing Shining Shovel! And please extend a Happy New Year to our cherished friends at Marica’s!
Are you the blonde?
Not me, I’m a brunette. But hear they have more fun. 😁😁😁😁 Happy New Year!
That might be Carole Lombard.
New York says it will prioritize non-White people in distributing low supply of COVID-19 treatments
“Non-white race or Hispanic/Latino ethnicity should be considered a risk factor, as longstanding systemic health and social inequities have contributed to an increased risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19,” the memo reads.
Do white people get separate water fountains too, so we don’t contaminate anybody because of our race?
Maybe we should sit in a special section on public transport…..
DEFUND public transport.
Why? Not everyone can afford to purchase a vehicle, and they need a way to get to their jobs.
Truth be told, public transport needs seed money to get started and then pays for itself. Once the mask thing is done, I will go back to using it.
Fully understand all the above.
That said, I am fed up with this end run AGAINST PRIVATE cars. Get the masses to live in big cities. Agenda 2030.
Can’t afford private transportation, pay MORE for public transportation.
Public transport supports GREENIE narrative.
Zero reason my tax dollars should support other folks transit.
Have not seen public transportation pay for itself.
It never does, I don’t know where DP is getting her misinformation.
EDIT: Maybe it could in a place like NYC if it wasn’t chock full of government worker featherbedding.
From riding public transportation. Like I said, when the mask thing goes away, I’ll go back to it. It’s cheaper than paying for parking.
When I worked downtown, a parking spot in the building was $150/mo. In the public garage across the street, $80 if I got there before a certain time. A monthly transit pass, both bus and rail unlimited, was $64 including game nights downtown. It’s more than that now, I know, but in the end it was a savings.
It was a savings to YOU, but probably 60-80 percent taxpayer subsidized.
They seem to subsidize no matter how many riders, so why not take advantage, as long as you feel safe! I would not take any in the Chicago area.
Yes, you might as well use it.
But the original question was whether it paid for itself; DP claimed it did.
NY State is 55% white and NY City 34%. NYS has a very generous and accessible Medicaid system. I call BS on the “systemic health and social inequalities”.
No antibodies for you white people.
Happy New Year everybody!! I just noticed the cute little lightening bolt and flame icons just above the Comment Search text box. Odd thing is, when I clicked the lightening bolt, it scrolled down and highlighted one of Sylvia’s posts that had 1 or 2 likes, bypassing one of Steve’s posts with 8 likes. So I don’t quite understand what the lightening bolt “Most Reacted Post” means. I thought it would go to the most liked post. Okay, so “Reacted” must mean the most replies to a post. Perhaps I’ll go start this New Year with a nice nap.
I don’t believe you.
None of my posts get eight likes. 😀
hahaha! why yes they do! Does that seem too low? 😉
No, way too high!
For those who want to know the reason of the naming sequence of the weekday names this is very interesting talk:
The Secret of Weekday Sequence | Nilesh Oak | #SangamTalks
Something similar going on here.
Also note Peter Meyer note at the bottom of the page takes the concepts into a different direction when talking about Inanna’s Decent to the Underworld with seven being a sacred number and then to the seven chakras.
Thank you for this fascinating post Steve. Blessings on a Better New Year…
Love this meme!
From here: https://stevekirsch.substack.com/p/dr-robert-malone-hits-it-out-of-the
And that is DESPITE a lot of us not having Spotify or what ever the heck it is.
🖕 SUCK ON THAT MR GLOBAL!!! 🖕
I just found the Rogan / Malone long (3 hour) interview, available on Bitchute now:
Dr. Robert Malone Tell All Secrets of MRNA Dangers, Deaths, CIA DARPA on Joe Rogan Episode #1757
I have nothing against the Birkenstocks. I wish I could wear them, actually, but I don’t share her taste in men.
Who’s the ginger?
Some dude she picked up.
And, here, as I was making my morning Cuppa, I was wondering why the New Year didn’t start at Winter Solstice…. Only to bring up Steve’s article to find he answered my question!
And have a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
The same to Wolfie and all the rest of the Treeper Crew.
I loved the ‘No Chemicals found inside Bye-Done’s Skull.’
Yeah, I was remembering our little convo about misuse of the words “chemical” and “organic”…
I suspect that way back in Roman Republic times the New Year started at Spring Equinox, but things slipped around a LOT before Caesar, and (obviously) a bit afterwards. I left out the story where for a few years after Caesar’s assassination they misunderstood his instructions and did a leap year every three years. This got fixed (and the slippage corrected) under Augustus.
“….the New Year started at Spring Equinox,…”
Yes I could see that since it would more or less sync with planting time for much of the Roman Empire. At least in Europe.
Well, the name for December comes from latin for Ten (similarly, september = 7, october = 8, november = 9; July and August had analogous names befere Julius and Augustus Caesar hijacked them.
So the 12th month would have been february. March would have been the first.
Rome is a hardiness zone of 9 about like South Carolina/Georgia.
Last frost about April 1st
Happy New Year to all of you!
Of interest, another resignation. And this one is a biggie.
L Brands founder Leslie H. Wexner and his wife, Abigail, stepped down from the board of the retailer he created in 1963 with $5,000 he borrowed from his aunt.
Maybe it’s because the regime is stomping out beauty and brand loyalty in favor of he-she role models and utilitarian products that “protect” consumers rather than things that smell nice and look pretty.
Those days are over.
I was reading that the latest cancel culture campaign is targeting America’s Top Model which is long past it’s prime interest. They’re grinding on even the,then, token gay judges.
Les Wexner is the successor to Meyer Lansky in one of the mafias. He is the next rung up the food chain from Maxwell/Epstein. This is significant in the criminal sense.
2021 Rearview Awards
As the days gradually begin to lengthen and 2021 has been deposited into the annals of history, the time for the annual Rearview Awards has arrived.
I actually flinched, like that time I saw the cartoon of the kids playing by the railroad track with Daddy’s rare coins.
Can’t say they were rare coins. But when a little kid, we’d go down to the tracks and lay pennies on the track. Let the trains flatten our pennies. Usually got the penny back. Sometimes, no idea where the penny ended up.
Prolly Lincoln Memorial pennies. Even if Wheat (I guess they are called), no collector value.
The crap we did as kids. Got away with it, without injury usually. 🙂
Yeah I did that too, with pocket change.
The cartoon was posted on the bid board at a local shop. Imagine that happening to a coin worth five figures….(and in some cases even a Lincoln penny can be worth that much, if it’s some kind of weird mint error.)
Wow now wouldn’t that be the Oh Shit moment of the century! (Non-lethal class.)
That would have to be pasted over the opening in the third mirror, methinks!
And we wouldn’t know for at least a month.
I just put it up to tease you.
under the cover of CHAOS…
well…ok…Happy New Year…
That one is certainly up for the Meme of the Year Award!!!
And in a stunning turn of events…my old London Fog raincoat actually can still be buttoned. YEA! It’s cold and rainy here today, and I’m not wearing my down coat out in it.
Some good news.
And more good news.
I am quietly cheering.
Verse of the Day for Saturday, January 1, 2022
“O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!”
Psalms 8:9 (KJV)
Happy New Year duchess
PRAYING ON THE ARMOR OF GOD
Father God, I now follow your command to put on the full armor of God, because my battle is not against flesh and blood but against rulers, authorities, the powers of this dark world and against spiritual forces of evil in the unseen world.
I first pray on the Belt of Truth that it may be buckled around my waist, may I be centered and encircled by your truth dear Lord. Hem me inside all that is true and right, and may I be protected and held up by the truth of your living word, in my Lord Jesus name.
I pray on the Breastplate of righteousness, please protect my vital organs and my inner man, cover my integrity, my spirit, and my soul. Guard my heart for it is the wellspring of life, please strengthen and guard the most vulnerable places in my life with that which is right, good, and noble that I might not receive a fatal blow from the enemy, in my Lord Jesus name.
I pray on the Gospel Shoes of Peace. I choose to stand in the shoes of your good news, and on the firm foundation of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the solid eternal rock. All other ground is sinking sand, I pray that I will not slip or fall, but that my feet would be firmly fitted on your lordship, my Lord Jesus. I choose to stand on you, so that the peace of God, which transcends all understanding will guard my heart and mind in Christ Jesus, the eternal Rock of Ages. I receive your holy peace now my Lord, from the sole of my feet to the crown of my head, in my Lord Jesus name.
I pray the Shield of Faith into my hand now. As I take up the shield of faith, I ask that you might extinguish every dart and arrow, that is launched from the enemy to take me down spiritually, physically, mentally, emotionally, and every attempt of the enemy to destroy my joy. I ask that my faith in you would make it flame out. Extinguish every flaming arrow that would come against me, my life, my family, my home, or my ministry. May my faith always be out in front of me like a shield. Give me the courage to “faith my fears” by choosing to walk by faith and not by sight, in my Lord Jesus name.
I pray on the Helmet of Salvation, that you might protect my mind from the thoughts that can lead me astray. I choose to take every thought captive, and arrest all intentioned ideas and motives that would harm others, or distract me from your holy will for me. I submit every captured thought to the Lordship of my Lord Jesus Christ, and ask that you would imprison those thoughts that are not of you my Lord. Transform my mind and renew my thinking that I may think God thoughts, and have a sober mind that is focused on your glory. Please protect me from being double minded that I may allow my mind, I reject to live an earthly life, because I choose to live a holy one, governed by you My Lord Jesus, the prince of peace, please have my mind to be saturated with the holy mind of Christ, in my Lord Jesus name.
Finally, I take up the Sword of the Spirit which is the holy word of God, I pray this powerful offensive weapon into my hand, and ask that your holy word would be fitting for every encounter I face. As the enemy gets close to me, please give me the insight, wisdom, and skill to wield the word of God to drive away the enemy, in my Lord Jesus name.
May the enemy and his team flee from me, upon hearing the word of God spoken by the power and direction of the Holy Spirit. Give me the sword of the spirit to cut through the wiles of the devil, so that I may discern the schemes of the enemy when he is near.
With all kinds of prayers, supplication, and intercession I pray to you my Lord God as the one who fights my battles. Now that I’m in your holy powerful armor, I walk away covered and ready to face my day as you go before me, and please protect me in the midst of the spiritual warfare in this unseen world, in my Lord Jesus name.
Thank you my Lord, for the spiritual weapons of armor and prayer that you have given me. It is written no weapon formed against me shall prosper, and you will refute every tongue that accuses me.
Thank you Father God, my Lord Jesus and the Holy Spirit, that I am more than a conqueror in my Lord Jesus. I pray all of this in the mighty name of my Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ.
BE MY VOICE
BABY LIVES MATTER
Thank you for a great New Year’s Day opener! And a Happy New Year to you!
I can’t get away from the thought that the upper part of the Webb Telescope in the image you posted (above the “translucent sheets” part of the telescope) looks like a “Sad Bear” face. Was that somebody’s idea of a joke (or a message) in the design??
Happy new year, fellow tree-dwellers.
Happy New Year Singular
Happy new year to you, and blessings,Singing Soul.
Thank you 🙂
And, just in case one would think that the Merck “COVID-19 magic pill”, MOLNUPIRAVIR, is any “safer” than the Pizer PAXLOVID pill, NOPE. Molnupiravir ALSO has ingredients that will MUTATE the RNA of the recipient. The “mechanism” of Molnupiravir is apparently to “overwhelm” the spike protein in the virus by slamming it with elements to MUTATE the RNA of the spike protein, thereby rendering it “useless” to further infect the patient.
Oh, by the way, Molnupiravir is contraindicated for pregnancy, for pediatric use, for people who have bone / bone marrow problems, for people who have moderate to severe hepatic impairment, and other conditions.
Paxlovid is given in conjunction with an HIV drug, RITONAVIR.
BOTH Paxlovid AND Molnupiravir ARE STILL IN CLINICAL TRIALS.
(FDA fact sheet on Molnupiravir)
(Paxlovid + Ritonavir clinical trials, ONGOING until APRIL 21, 2022)
(Molnupiravir clinical trials, ONGOING until MAY 5, 2022)
No commentary necessary.
Total loss? I’d call it a great victory.
Depends on one’s point of view doesn’t it?
And now we know (as if we didn’t know already) Yahoo’s point of view.
WTH? Biden Regime Signs $137 Million Deal with GERMAN Company to Make COVID Test Strips — Will Start Producing in Late 2024 at the Earliest
Top share holders include:
FOLLOW THE MONEY! In this case OUR MONEY.
70% of the investors are non-German… Merck can hardly be identified as a German company anymore…
Worrisome, however, is that the $137M can only be window dressing for something else, as that amount would barely cover permits and testing (envirocrap)…
On the Joe Rogan show, Dr. Robert Malone announced a March against the vaccine mandates.
January 23 – Washington, DC
AND that is why D.C. mayor announces proof of vaccination requirement for indoor facilities
Mayor Muriel Bowser made the announcment December 22.
Starting Saturday, January 15, 2022, customers 12 and over will be required to show proof that they have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Come Saturday, February 15, proof of two doses will be required.
Nothing like locking all dissenting voices out indoor venues in our nations capitol.
Certainly should not be allowed to get away with this. It’s not even realistic when the vax does nothing and separate venues for separate groups would harm nothing.
That’s been out for a while. Just happens to be the day after the March for Life. I wonder how many people will stick around.
Either good or bad timing.
Could be great timing.
Dr. Malone sounds like a God-fearing man. So does Dr. McCullough. They certainly are courageous.
…and the FIB cargo-panters roll into ruse action.
Steve! Thanks for proving (with science!) that I’m not nuts!
See, I’m not AWAKE for the sunrise, so the days really ARE longer for me by the Solstice.
Watching the Rogan/Malone interview in sections, as it’s 3 hours. If Trump manages to pull off getting back in the chair . . . may he please have used part of his forced timeout to realize who to surround himself with. And may those people be willing to serve.
Actually I hope a lot of them will be spending time in prison at the very least.
Good one, but I’ll pretend it’s serious. At least a lot of the time it’s just mood conveyers.
On the other hand some people do write rebuses nowadays. Fortunately there’s enough detail to decipher it. Some Mayan/Aztec glyphs look nothing like what they’re supposed to represent, at least to my eyes, and they really do look like some untalented toddler did the drawing.
Just don’t let those chemist buy it…
Medieval artillery: for all your New Year celebration needs!
DRAT posted in wrong thread.
This is a 3 hour Joe Rogan interview of Dr Peter McCullough. I have been slowly watching this Interview. It has LOTS of good info.
However this morning I found some MAJOR BOMBS!
Remember that Bye-Done admin IS WITHHOLDING Monoclonal antibodies from Red States and New York is withholding from White people?
Listen to what Dr McCullough says @ around 1: 12 min (STOPPING early treatment)
@ 1:14 hide & go seek for Monoclonal antibodies
@ 1:16 we had already purchased 100 million doses in 2020 on order 5 million
@ 1:19 Monoclonal antibodies were AUTHORIZED BEFORE THE VACCINES!
(Remember POTUS big fanfare for them?)
Then he goes into the covid clot shots.
@ 1:19 VA data showed 96% of the people who took the vaccine NEVER GOT COVID.
admin:19:30 CDC tells us a 146 million people HAVE ALREADY HAD COVID could be more like 200 million. And Can’t get 2nd time. 135 studies support that. (I think that is at least partly based on people, who 17 years ago had SARs which is only 90% similar to Cov-2, show their blood has immunity to Covid-19.)
1:22 MAJOR INFO – WRONG departments (FDA & CDC) running Covid Vaccine program . — MUST LISTEN!
1:24 By January 22nd ALREADY HAD 182 deaths…. NO SAFETY REVIEW….. NO ONE TO STOP PROGRAM IN FEBRUARY!!! WHY, BECAUSE FDA & CDC HAD VESTED INTEREST!!!
1:25 After 5 deaths – Black box warning, after 50 deaths Drug is off the market
In February he DEMANDED a Safety Review — CRICKETS
THE JOE ROGAN EXPERIENCE #1747 – DR. PETER A. MCCULLOUGH
Dr. Malone got 3 endorsements this morning.
Yep, IF Malone were leading the Covid response. Along with McCoullough, Kori, Merritt…
Thankfully these honest doctors have not been totally muzzled.
Imagine IF the world knew what was provided to 240+million in Uttar Pradesh, India. Covid is essentially wiped out in Uttar. Covid death flatlined.
Absolutely a mystery to me why India has NOT publicly stated what they mass distributed as a preventive AND treatment. IT WORKED, and continues to be effective.
IF Modi for PC reasons won’t release it, there must be someone of the 240+million in Uttar that KNOWS the world needs this information.
Malone has ties with India pharma initiatives AND says he can NOT get the finite details of meds used to prevent / treat Covid.
“Uttar Pradesh, as you know, has crushed Covid,” Dr. Malone said.
“Ya, can you explain what they did to do that because it’s quite fascinating,” Rogan urged.
Dr. Malone hesitated a bit, trying to determine what he could say as fact and what must be noted as speculation. He opted to leave it a question mark about what precisely they’ve done, though he speculated later in the segment. His speculation has been mostly confirmed by other sources: They’re using Ivermectin. But it was in the interaction the Biden regime in general and Joe Biden in particular had with India’s government that is shocking.
First, he explained the series of events that turned the province from being on the verge of medical collapse to essentially beating the pandemic.
“The virus was just ripping through Uttar Pradesh,” Dr. Malone said. “It has almost the same population as the United States. It’s huge, okay, dense, urban, poor, all the characteristics of a stereotype of the Indian countryside. The virus was just ripping through there causing all kinds of death and disease.
“And the decision was made out of desperation in that province to deploy early treatments as packages widely throughout the province, and it included a number of agents. The composition has not been formally disclosed. It was done in coordination with WHO and whatever was in those packages was rumored to include Ivermectin.”
(Emphasis added below)
The obvious question would be to know why the composition of the early treatment package has not been formally disclosed. As the powers-that-be like to say, we’re supposed to be “in this together.” If their efforts were so effective, why did the Indian government withhold the life-saving information and why haven’t world governments, including the United States, demanded that they reveal their secret.
The answer is that the Biden regime and the globalists who are controlling it do not want the information to come out. Instead of doing what’s necessary to save lives, they’re doing everything they can to push their universal vaccine agenda. And Joe Biden is directly involved, according to Dr. Malone.
More at the link.
Like I just said in another post. If he manages to get back in the left seat, pick the right people.
If he’s back in the seat, it makes sense that enough of the deception/evil will have been removed or neutralized as to not be in the way. After that it’s on HIM to make the right decisions, first and foremost that the closest to him be allies. Actual allies. Not someone who said something at some point that appealed to him, or threw a compliment, or was a “friend” somewhere along the line. The allies are out there — gather them up.
This event in Arizona will be a turning point. We’re in the fourth turning point right?
Someone in another forum (nothing to do with politics) responded to a comment posting a video that was arguing incorrectly, to the effect that the video was worthless however he had been moving his bowels while watching it, so it wasn’t a complete waste of time.
So here we are. It’s now “Someday.”
Happy New Year, Everyone!
President Trump has announced his first rally of 2022 will be in Florence, Arizona.The rally will take place on January 15th, 2022, at 7:00 pm, at the Country Thunder Festival Grounds in Florence.
Plus the Press Conference on January 6 – Mar A Lago.
THIS should be interesting. Hopefully entertaining at D-Rat, DOJ, FIB expense.
Hope he drops some bombs – lawsuits – really big stuff.
Give it a few more months…
Where Are The Long Knives? in [Market-Ticker-Nad]
Where are the Long Knives?
Patiently waiting to see if LEGAL METHODS (Nuremberg 2.0 among others) correct the situation.
We are after all law abiding and civilized unlike Aunty Fa. That how ever does not mean we can not learn….
Good article. Mostly a rant by Denninger – HERE is the linked idea that is really strong.
THE ETHICAL SKEPTIC again!
The key idea is that we were treated as a “control group” for the Pfizer vaccine, and doctors were made to parrot a lie – that there were no safe treatments – which there WERE in spades.
The antihistamine therapies are, IMO, what shows distinctly the dishonesty of the GATES-FUNDED VACCINE HYPNOSIS that destroyed Western medicine.
This is where science and medicine have been corrupted by these sick creeps who are running Pfizer, NIH, the media, and everything else.
The French government taking HCQ from OTC to not available was the BIG CLUE this was NEVER on the up & up.
I am very much hoping an awful lot of doctors who RECOMMENDED that Clot Shot to patients WHILE RUFUSING TREATMENT end up with lawsuits up the whazoo if not criminal indictments.