2022·04·09 Joe Biden Didn’t Win Daily Thread

SPECIAL SECTION: Message For Our “Friends” In The Middle Kingdom

You knuckle-dragging barbarians are still trying to muck with this site, so I’ll just repeat what I said last time.

Up your shit-kicking barbarian asses. Yes, barbarian! It took a bunch of sailors in Western Asia to invent a real alphabet instead of badly drawn cartoons to write with. So much for your “civilization.”

Yeah, the WORLD noticed you had to borrow the Latin alphabet to make Pinyin. Like with every other idea you had to steal from us “Foreign Devils” since you rammed your heads up your asses five centuries ago, you sure managed to bastardize it badly in the process.

Have you stopped eating bats yet? Are you shit-kickers still sleeping with farm animals?

Or maybe even just had the slightest inkling of treating lives as something you don’t just casually dispose of?

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

And here’s my response to barbarian “asshoes” like you:

OK, with that rant out of my system…

Loop it if you like; I will wait.

Richly deserved.

Justice Must Be Done

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

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

Lawyer Appeasement Section

OK now for the fine print.

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

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

And remember Wheatie’s Rules:

1. No food fights
2. No running with scissors.
3. If you bring snacks, bring enough for everyone.
4. Zeroth rule of gun safety: Don’t let the government get your guns.
5. Rule one of gun safety: The gun is always loaded.
5a. If you actually want the gun to be loaded, like because you’re checking out a bump in the night, then it’s empty.
6. Rule two of gun safety: Never point the gun at anything you’re not willing to destroy.
7. Rule three: Keep your finger off the trigger until ready to fire.
8. Rule the fourth: Be sure of your target and what is behind it.

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

Spot (i.e., paper) Prices

Last week:

Gold $1,926.60
Silver $24.72
Platinum $994.00
Palladium $2,365.00
Rhodium $20,400.00

This week, 3PM Mountain Time, markets have closed for the weekend.

Gold $1,947.70
Silver $24.86
Platinum $987.00
Palladium $2,503.00
Rhodium $20,000.00

Gold is moving around within a fairly tight range lately.

James Webb Space Telescope Update

A lot of material has been written by the JWST team. The mirrors are lined up and focused, but they need to be focused for all five of the sensors behind the mirror before they can do the next iteration of fine-tuning. But that has only been done for four of them. What’s the issue? The issue is that the Mid-InfraRed Instrument (MIRI) has been blind until very recently.

The other four instruments have gotten down to their desired operating temperatures of 34 to 39 kelvins. (And I discussed kelvins last week. Very convenient timing!) But they all work in either long wavelength visible light (oranges and reds) or “near infrared.” “Near” because it’s right next to visible wavelengths, just a bit longer than our eyes can see. But objects at room temperature actually glow at some of these frequencies, so in order to keep the sensor itself from glowing in the very light it’s trying to see, we keep them cooled off.

But the longer the wavelength (and lower the frequency) we want to see, the colder we have to make the instrument. Mid Infrared is longer than near infrared, so we have to cool MIRI down to about 7 kelvins or less. From MIRIs point of view the rest of the spacecraft, at -390 to -399 F, is scorching hot!

This is done with cryogenic cooling, using helium. Apparently at least some of the power on board the spacecraft runs what is essentially a refrigerator, and we’ve been running that and allowing MIRI to slowly, slowly cool down to -450 F. We don’t want to cool it off too fast lest frost form on the sensor (which would FUBAR it).

This whole process is described here.

From what I can see MIRI is actually at this temperature now, so the mirror adjusting fun can resume.

What use is MIRI? It’s expected to be able to look at stars–and their accompanying planets–as they form. For instance, we’ve all seen “the Pillars of Creation” as imaged by Hubble, which is actually a part of the Eagle nebula.

The Pillars of Creation.
This isn’t the original picture; they had Hubble go back and take another picture after they upgraded its cameras.

As presented the pillars run vertically, but the “Eagle Nebula” name was given to it based on the appearance of that area seen rotated 90 degrees clockwise. Or, here is a picture of the entire nebula, rotated only about 45 degrees. The dark area in the center is shaped a bit like an eagle, you can see the wings to the left, the body in the center, and the talons to the right…and of course, blown up, it’s “The Pillars of Creation.”

The Eagle Nebula

The Pillars of Creation picture is actually in false color, with green used to show hydrogen, etc., the picture of the eagle nebula is more like what it would look to us if we were close enough to it for it to be bright enough for us to see color.

But here’s what the Pillars look like in infrared:

The Pillars of Creation in infrared

Of course the colors here are ALL false; an infrared image in true color would look black.

But notice you can see a lot more stars.

Infrared can cut through dust clouds, including the dust clouds that condense to form stars and planets. So MIRI is expected to help us greatly in our quest to study “solar systems” that are forming Out There. This is all described in this blog post, from which I ripped off these pictures.

Fuck Joe Biden

Biden, you don’t even get ONE scoop of ice cream today.

(Please post this somewhere permanent, as it will continue to be true; the SOB will never deserve a scoop.)

Incidentally, I’m writing this on Friday. This morning I saw a full-sized pickup truck in the oncoming left turn lane with a forest of flags in the bed. Once he turned and drove left-to-right in front of me, I could see two American flags near the cab, and SIX “Let’s Go Brandon” flags near the tailgate. That was unusual; usually there’s a mix of FJB (only not abbreviated) and “Trump Won” and “Trump 2024” flags when someone does this.

I haven’t seen such a display in a few weeks, by the way. Even the guy at the office complex where I work with the FJB flag on his pickup seems to have removed it (or doesn’t work there any more–trucks all look alike to me from the back, and all crossovers look like cockroaches).

T3 Heat Engines

In the early 1800s, steam engines were the cutting edge tech. We didn’t talk of them changing the world, because before that time, really the world didn’t change much over a person’s lifetime. People in the late 1700s pretty much lived as they had hundreds of years earlier. In fact, living conditions in Europe at the time (for everyone except the nobility and a very small wealthy merchant class) were described as “Third World Europe.” Except that unlike the third world today, we had no concept of sanitation, vaccination (real vaccination, not this current crap), the germ theory of disease, etc., so we had high infant mortality rates and all the rest of the stuff that today’s Third World is getting away from.

The steam engine, and the prosperity it would bring to Europe, would ultimately change that, and usher in an era where we are actually used to seeing rapid technological change generating wealth that even the not-so-rich and not-so-connected could accumulate.

If you recall my first Thermo post, I talked about turning work (energy doing something macroscopic like moving objects around) into heat, and how heat and work were both forms of energy.

A steam engine is one of a large class of devices called heat engines, that turn heat back into work.

A common misconception is that James Watt “invented” the steam engine. No, he didn’t. Actually the first known thing that was something sort of like a steam engine was put together by Hero of Alexandria (10-70 CE), and it’s either called Hero’s Engine or the Aeolipile (from Greek αιολουπυλη). It looks something like this:

The Aeolipile

A cauldron of boiling water is kept under pressure, steam can only get out by going into an object free to move around a pivot (like a bird on a spit over a fire). The steam can only escape by going through the bent arms; it generates a thrust that causes the doohickey to spin.

So Hero was actually able to get heat to do work–some fifteen or so centuries before we had our scientific concept of “work.”

The next step was to actually put something like this to work. It took a while. In 1698 Thomas Savery invented a pump for water that worked by steam power. Steam was allowed to cool and condense , which created a near vacuum which could be used to suck water upwards against gravity. Then more steam could be used to push that water.

So the first commercial application for steam power was to pump water.

Small copies of this device were reasonably efficient, larger ones were not. And lift height was severely limited (since it was a vacuum pump). And the power wasn’t continuous.

In 1712 Thomas Newcomen came up with a steam engine that could deliver continuous power and it used a cylinder, but was still very inefficient because parts of the engine itself (not just the steam) ended up being heated and cooled, heated and cooled, over and over again…which took time. These things could pump water out of mines…slowly. Still, it was better than paying some grunt to do it.

What Watt did was vastly improve the Newcomen engine. And now it could be used not just to pump water, but to pull trains, and power steamships, and even (very primitive) automobiles. And also to power factory equipment, which up until then had been almost entirely reliant on water power or (worse) animal power.

A good steam engine could supply LOADS of power.

And of course this was something scientists investigated. And what they learned could be used to make steam engines even more efficient, delivering more work for the same amount of fuel, which could be either wood, or coal that was pulled out of some of the mines the steam engine had been invented to pump water out of.

One “model” of an engine that could turn heat into work was the Carnot Engine, basically an idealized model, a thought experiment.

What’s needed is a piston with gas in it, a huge mass at high temperature (called the hot reservoir) that we can attach to the piston, and another huge mass at cold temperature (the cold reservoir) which we can attach to the piston as well. It runs through four phases, then from the fourth phase, it returns to the first phase.

Phase one starts with the piston pushed in all the way. There’s a tiny space inside filled with hot gas, under pressure. The gas is at exactly the same temperature as the hot reservoir.

Now you could let the gas under pressure expand, and push on the piston and use that to do work. But as the gas expands, it will lose pressure and the temperature will drop. Instead, what we want to do is let the gas absorb heat from the hot reservoir, so that it stays at the same temperature as it expands. Ideally the temperature is exactly the same but in practical terms this is unachievable (unless you are willing to take literally forever for it to happen).

Phase 2 is to allow the gas to continue to expand and push the piston, but now you let the gas cool off…until it reaches the temperature of the cold reservoir.

Phase 3 is to compress the gas, and keep it at the same temperature as the cold reservoir. Compressing the gas would normally raise its pressure and temperature, but we let the increased heat bleed into the cold reservoir. Do this infinitely slowly, and the gas in the cylinder stays at the cold reservoir temperature.

Phase 4, finally, is to continue compressing the gas, but let it heat up…all the way up to the temperature of the hot reservoir. We’re now back to having compressed gas at the temperature of the hot reservoir.

So what has happened here? We’ve extracted a net amount of work from the system…more came out letting the gas expand and cool than we had to put into it recompressing the gas. Also, some heat energy has been taken from the hot reservoir and put into the cold reservoir.

In reality, this would result in the hot reservoir cooling off just a tiny bit, and the cool reservoir heating up just a tiny bit, but this ideal model assumes these reservoirs are of infinite size.

So what’s going on here? Heat has moved, and some (notice: some, not all) of that heat got turned into work. The rest simply moved from hot to cold and did no work for us at all. And since heat moves from hot to cold naturally, not the other way, that heat energy we didn’t use is gone for good.

As it turns out this “Carnot Cycle” is the most efficient possible way, even in principle, to turn the heat differential between a hot and cold body into work. And it gets more efficient the greater the difference between the two. (And this is true even for engines that are steam turbines with no piston at all, or where the working fluid changes from a gas to a liquid…they can’t beat the Carnot engine.)

The maximum theoretical efficiency is 1-TC/TH. Note that those temperatures need to be measured against absolute zero (so kelvins and Rankines work). You’ll note that if TC and TH are far apart, that fraction gets smaller, and the efficiency climbs, if you can make that fraction 0, your efficiency is 1 (i.e., 100 percent). As a practical matter, though, we don’t have a cold reservoir at 0 K, so we can’t reach 100 percent efficiency even in principle. And whatever this number is…our current power plants don’t even achieve that.

But this is why power plants (coal, nuclear, natural gas, even geothermal) run so hot; it’s to raise the temperature of the working gas as high as possible. And this is why geothermal usually sucks as a power source. You have to drill way, way, way down to get to rocks hot enough to be worth the effort. Of course in some places, like Iceland the hot stuff is closer to the surface. Yellowstone has, if anything, even more potential than Iceland does for geothermal power.

And of course with nuclear and fossil fuels, we control the temperature difference and you can bet we run them as hot as we can.

Since a Carnot engine is as efficient as you can get, a lot of engine design since the mid 1820s has been to try to get as close to a Carnot engine as possible. (That was, for example, the initial idea behind the Diesel engine; eventually Diesel had to start making design compromises.)

In every power plant we build (other than geothermal) the heat reservoir is not only not infinite in size, but it’s actually rather small. It would cool off rapidly as the engine cycles, and the heat is transferred out. To keep it hot, we have to burn fuel. So we’re basically burning fuel to create heat to maintain the temperature of the hot reservoir so we can then turn the heat into work.

With geothermal, the reservoir is huge, perhaps even yuge, but still finite; using geothermal does suck heat energy out of the earth and dump it somewhere colder. It’s just that there’s so much of it we’ll never notice.

A typical coal fired plant uses the work extracted from burning the coal (and keeping the hot reservoir hot) to turn a generator. And the efficiency is roughly 30 percent. 30 percent of the energy in the coal becomes electricity. In fact the engineers and designers are overjoyed when they get that number.

But that does mean the other 70 percent is wasted as waste heat…and it can’t be any other way.

Waste heat is inevitable, and it can’t be recovered. Not without reversing the process. We can push heat energy from the cold to hot reservoir by supplying work. If it’s a Carnot engine, we can run the process in reverse, put the work we got out back in, and move all the heat back where it came from. For any real engine, it will take more work to move less heat than we lost creating the work in the first place. In other words, a Carnot engine is a reversible process. But no real heat engine is reversible this way. But if you try, you will move some heat from cold, back to hot.

This is the idea behind a heat pump.

In reality, there are always losses, and (again) there’s no such thing as a Carnot engine. So if, say, you ran your (real) heat engine and got 100 joules of work out of it, and 200 joules of heat ended up in the cold reservoir, you’d probably need to put 150 joules into it to move those 200 joules back to the hot reservoir. Where would you get the extra 50 joules from? Maybe from another engine, which has its own losses and its own inefficiencies, and even more energy flows from its hot reservoir to its cold reservoir.

In fact, there’s no way to completely reverse heat flow from hot to cold. Any attempt actually moves even more heat from hot to cold in the process. Which might be worth it, if you want to cool the inside of your refrigerator. You suck some heat energy out…at the cost of more heat energy being permanently lost somewhere else.

But on net, heat flows one way, one way only: From hot to cold. Even a theoretically perfectly reversible process like a Carnot engine just holds the total flow to zero. Never negative.

This is what was originally behind the concept of entropy. It denotes that fact that as processes go forward, temperatures even out, they get more and more evened out as time goes on, never the other way around.

(If you think you know of a case, like the inside of your refrigerator, recognize that that’s at the cost of more heat flow in the other direction somewhere else. This is why you can’t cool your house by opening the refrigerator door and leaving it open–it dumps the heat through the coils in back…more heat than it sucks out of the inside. Your air conditioner, on the other hand, does work…by dumping the heat (again, more than it removed from your living space) outside your house and making the outside warmer than it was before.)

Entropy is, conceptually, a measure of how much heat energy is irretrievably lost, and it increases. (It can even be quantified and measured…but that’s WAY beyond the scope of this post.) Entropy never shows a net decrease.

(Entropy is also second only to quantum mechanics as a source of pop philosophizing with a scientific/geeky bent to it. More on this in future posts, because the concept of entropy would eventually be greatly extended beyond mere “waste heat” type considerations.)

So what happens at some distant day when all of the energy in the universe has become waste heat and is irretrievably lost? Well, it’s game over.

Thinking in the long term, the big picture is the entire universe is running down. It will ultimately be one big thing of uniform temperature…and though there will be a lot of heat energy out there, none of it will be usable, not just for industry, but for life itself.

The concept of entropy, and the accompanying realization that the universe as a whole must run down, was the dawn of the science of thermodynamics. The true “dismal science.” Economics is sometimes called the dismal science, but it doesn’t hold a candle to thermodynamics when it comes to “dismal.”

Obligatory PSAs and Reminders

China is Lower than Whale Shit

Remember Hong Kong!!!

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

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

China is in the White House

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

Joe Biden is Asshoe

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

But of course the much more important thing to realize:

Joe Biden Didn’t Win

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

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phoenixrising

Via IntelSlava Z

Fights in Mariupol are coming to an end

According to units of the DPR and the RF Armed Forces have reached the sea and are fighting in the port of Mariupol. Previously, it was under the control of the Ukrainian national battalions.

“We went to the sea. We are cleaning up,” one of the people’s militia fighters told us.

A significant part of the port is already in the hands of the allies. If the defense of the Ukrainian Nazis there finally collapses, then it will be possible to safely state the capture of Mariupol.

We are waiting for our victory.

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bflyjesusgrl 🍊

Pot meets Kettle.😂

para59r

Yeah, not sure what integrity they are talking about.
You can go blind and stir crazy looking for it.  😜 

Wolf Moon

This is one more reason we know that Obama is running things. This was an OBAMA move, to send David Axelrod to NBC, to become the political “czar” behind the curtains.

RED JEN will be doing the same thing for him.

Wolf Moon

This is for the election. OBAMA is preparing for November.

Wolf Moon

The DemComs have some kind of a massive cheat, and they need an insider there to enforce perceptions after it goes down.

phoenixrising

what’s up w/reports of employee concerns?

Wolf Moon

My guess is that the staff crawled out from under post-Axelrod “wokeism”, and they know that Red Jen is going to help re-institute (or provide cover for management to reinstitute) those same partisan politics as part of the editorial process. All their freedom gains will be lost, as she helps shift the culture back to DEMOCRAT.

Journalists understand that WE are stealing their jobs. Especially the ones who are picking up red pills and trying them out.

WE are beating mainstream journalists to the truth EVERY DAY.

NBC employees are going back under the PROGGIE WHIPS.

phoenixrising

I hope they cancel her … (not gonna happen I know)

Wolf Moon

Would even be nice if the employees could get some guarantees…… but like you said….. not gonna happen.

phoenixrising

We can dream 😉 (or pull the covers over our head… Nah!)

Wolf Moon

FIGHT!
FIGHT!
FIGHT! 😀

phoenixrising

right! 😉

kalbokalbs

hussein has, will ensure Lying Red Jen has prominent role at NBC.

Chris

Greetings! and a quick ground report from South Alabama.Farmers are cutting their first Hay crop of the year in the field next door today.Must mean we have several days of fair weather ahead.  😃 I’ve been keeping myself immersed with outdoor Spring clean-up chores. Lots of downed limbs as a result of passing Gulf storms heading North. Last week on a drive to Pensacola ( a 200 mile round trip) fuel $3.77 per gal. for regular “in town”,when we crossed the Fla line the price was $4.11 per gal.reg This week it was $3.68 per gal. in town. I suppose the difference is a result of FJB robbing the strategic reserve eventually hitting the local market.FJB! 😉 Most notable: Dr.s office has removed their ‘mask’ requirements altogether. So nice to see complete facial expressions during conversations. Noticeable smiles and relief on entire staff.  😃 

Latest words of wisdom/advice from Martin Geddes via my inbox..what timing !I hope it posts.
Remember! It’s OK to be wrong sometimes, we just have to have the humility too openly say so, then correct our mistakes as soon as we recognize them. 😉 
Stay Vigilant
Hold the Line !
——————————————————————————————————————–Surviving Splitzkrieg
How lovingly ‘holding the line’ keeps us sane during insane times

 
Martin Geddes
Apr 9

In WW2 the Germans perfected the military doctrine of the lightning strike — “blitzkrieg” — applying overwhelming mechanised force to smash enemy defence lines. In March of 2020 we experienced the WW3 equivalent in terms of bio-information war — “splitzkrieg” — using a fear narrative to divide people into the “Covid compliant” and the resistance.
The wickedness had begun long before, infusing our society with wokeness, Cultural Marxism, and perverted ethics. The corrosion was intended to weaken our social and intimate bonds before initiating collapse, thereby enabling the theft of the whole planet from those with a legitimate birthright to inhabit it. This whole transhumanist nightmare of enslavement — with total control of money and mankind — is now juddering to a halt.
I have been watching the Q operation since its public debut in 2017, and how the “where we go one, we go all” ethos is designed to (eventually) reunite society and reverse the shattering impact of “splitzkrieg”. The long-awaited moment of mass awakening — with endless megascandals breaking — is tantalisingly near as “The Bidan Show” finally wraps up. Yet we must continue living in the present, not knowing on which day our loved ones will “wake up” from the black magic spell cast upon them.
My own life faces many “splitz” from the “krieg”. I have found myself over and over caught up in a process of defining my own locus of responsibility, so that I am neither involved in coercion, nor being coerced. This “holding the line” means managing my own wellbeing, while simultaneously not conceding to evil, yet also relating to those who behave badly from a loving place. The times I have strayed from the path of righteousness — and “broken the line” — only reinforce the value of staying on the path.
This “holding the line” at the personal level is difficult in a context of pervasive persecution. We face simultaneous psychological war,    economic war, biological war, cultural war, and even genocide. At an individual level those who dissent from the mass psychosis suffer isolation, ostracism, and slander. “Splitzkrieg” heaps injustices upon those who act according to holy principles, and resolution is not available on the impatient timescale of the victim.
One of my key “Splitzkrieg” learnings is that “Satan” is actually a role — of the accuser or opponent — and my #1 enemy is the speaking of untruths against me behind my back. These gossiping cowards refuse to confront me, and deny me any due evidential process of natural justice. They have taken up the power to define my reality for themselves, and exclude any possibility that they might be doing me a terrible wrong — as a consequence of their actions based on accepting lies.
“Splitzkrieg” is the end game of Satanic war: we must “think mirror” because the enemy has to invert everything in order to keep the “lockstep” pseudoreality internally consistent. Fact and fiction, right and wrong — they are swapped over and over. Moral relativism is an enemy because the self-image of being righteous enables people to self-justify all kinds of wrongdoing. This leads to the spread of totalitarian ideology, resting on false morality and false logic, which divides society into True Believers™ and the perplexed.
Whether our loved ones have been deceived, hypnotised, poisoned, demonised, or even hijacked with nanotech doesn’t matter. We have to confront the reality of “splitzkrieg” — where we have to “hold the line” even when our most intimate spaces have been invaded by unseen enemy forces. For the battlefront of this war can run down the middle of the marital bed: it is just not sexy for men to fail to protect children at risk! One of the hardest sights to see is when someone has found the path, understood that there is a holy war on, and then failed to fight.
I have many stories of having to “hold the line”, and am learning “personal splitzkrieg” from each encounter:

  • A friend was struggling with lack of accountability and was weaponising faith as an excuse. I “held the line” by supporting her stated intentions — until her resulting (misaligned) behaviour broke our relationship, allowing a “clean” parting of ways.
  • A former partner engaged in treachery, dividing my children against me. My way of holding the line is to stay as connected as I can with my offspring, and to let the cosmos take care of his betrayal (and no longer interact).
  • A highly educated family member has shown arrogance and foolishness. I have “held the line” by no longer offering financial support, but not made it personal. The door is always open to repentance and reconnection.
  • One youth has indulged in rebellious, selfish, and ignorant acts — as youths are prone to do. Being of age, I have held the line by writing a letter saying not to live by lies, insisted on an apology for wrongful accusations before we carry on again, and left an open channel.
  • Meanwhile, a young family member has been taught controlling narcissistic behaviour. To “hold the line” I have allowed unwise choices to be made so she can have a (non-catastrophic but painful) learning experience — but I won’t allow any direct harm to me by her.
  • One of my parents is in a religious cult, and has supported behaviour by non-family that harms me (yet which is incongruent even with the stated faith). That is OK — I can still love my parents. Yet I stand my ground by staying at an appropriate distance, remaining polite — but not pretending this is acceptable.
  • A young person I care about appears to have succumbed to indoctrination at school and via media, and become sexualised at a very inappropriate age (but is not at immediate risk). I hold the line by recognising it is the business of the parents and I disengage: you can’t save everyone, so let go.

In each case I have had to “locate the line” before I could hold it — where “the line” is the geometry of the spiritual and social split. What is genuinely my concern versus theirs? Is one party projecting — and if so who? Have I got some triangulation on the situation that is not merely confirmation bias? Most of all, am I dealing with everyday lapses of good manners, entrenched foolishness, or psychopathic evil?
Shockey’s Law [ref — PPT] states that “‘Money’ is the answer — now what is your question?”. That cynical truism describes “living in Babylon”, but perhaps we can flip it to a more benevolent outlook? I cannot put my own name to it as a Law, as I suspect this is already taken by past prophets: “‘Love’ is the answer — now what is your question?”. However, the loving thing to do with each split due to psychological and spiritual warfare is not always obvious.
It is tempting to see everything as either an offer of love or a call for love, even terrible behaviour, and to try to cross the divide and heal the split. If we are not careful that can make us complicit: real evil has to be extinguished, not negotiated with. For all lesser splits we must act in love — a unifying force — as it is the only possible antidote to “splitzkrieg”. Insisting on accountability, for instance, may superficially appear harsh and uncaring, but “tough love” is far more loving than floppy accommodation of sloth.
I am finding that I have to prioritise my efforts in this “social fragmentation bomb” conflict thus: firstly, peace in my own heart; then, in my own home; next, in my wider community including family; and lastly, peace in the world at large. In the context of the “jabicide”, I am slowly accepting that death is an essential part of a genetic and cultural clean-up process. Their passing, however sad, doesn’t change the peace I have in my heart and home.
I have to welcome the likelihood that loved ones may become stark warnings rather than shining examples: my control over their free will is pointless at best. Many relationships are anchored to a particular place and time, and the shifting foundations of society mean that basis of connection is no longer relevant. I am even rethinking what I consider to be family: it is people who both love us for who we are, and practise the “no man left behind” doctrine.
“Splitzkrieg” has already divided humanity into the “organic” and “GMO” varieties. This may not be reversible or healable, and it may be necessary to grieve in ways we never have had to grieve before. For me the consolation has been to see all kids as our kids — so my own “warrior mode” can be activated wherever a predator seeks to pick off one of the tribe. I have a clear purpose anchored in a life-giving force, which gives me comfort.
If we put truth, light, and love at the heart of everything we do — seeking the highest morality despite our many lapses — then there is something of lasting value to salvage from the nightmare we have been living through. Only a reinvigorated striving towards Oneness can ultimately give meaning to the cruel horrors of bio-information “splitzkrieg”.

TheseTruths

That’s an excellent lesson in setting appropriate boundaries.

GA/FL
cthulhu

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para59r

And that somebody will be guest speaker at tonight’s Trump Rally! 😁

Wolf Moon

LOL! Nice.

JW in Germany

Hi y’all! Happy Rally Night!!!! 💥 

Remember when we were being told that there are no Nazis fighting for Ukraine against Russia…that it is a ‘right-wing’ conspiracy theory?

Well I guess West Point Academy’s Center for Counterterrorism must be a bunch of conspiracy theorists too.

Ironically, who is it now supporting the far-right extremist Nazis in Ukraine? You cannot make this stuff up. 😂  😂  😂 

From April 2020 they write:

“Drawing on nearly a dozen reporting trips to Ukraine between 2014 and 2019, Tim Lister examines the nexus between far-right extremists in Ukraine and the United States. He writes: “In recent years, some Americans and Europeans drawn to various brands of far-right nationalism have looked to Ukraine as their field of dreams: a country with a well-established, trained, and equipped far-right militia … that has been actively engaged in the conflict against Russian-backed separatists.” He notes that in some instances, “U.S.-based individuals have spoken or written about how the training available in Ukraine might assist them and others in their paramilitary-style activities at home.”

https://ctc.usma.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/CTC-SENTINEL-042020.pdf

JW in Germany

The article starts on page 30.

phoenixrising

Cuppa Covfefe

She thinks she’s looking at the front of the tank….
(yep, she’s that incompetent)…

para59r

She says if Ukraine wants the weapons then they have to pay for them. 😮😆🤣😂🤣

Cuppa Covfefe

In Rubles 😆

bflyjesusgrl 🍊

I reached my limit the moment they announced the first $450 million weapons shipment. After 5 weeks we’re now at over $2 BILLION. It makes my blood boil. Where are they getting that money from? Taking from our Defense budget? That’s the only reason Creepy submitted a budget increase for DoD, they’re planning on dragging this out. Dems ALWAYS slash the Defense budget. They wouldn’t even let 45 reallocate DoD money for the wall!!! More concerned about Ukraine’s borders than US borders!?!?! Who authorized the expenditure from what budget? Doesn’t Congress control the purse and where it gets spent? Haven’t heard them passing any new bills for Ukraine weapons. Who voted for that, NOT ME!!! And they’re talking about this dragging out for a long time????? EFF THAT, NO MORE DAMN MONEY TO UKRAINE!!!! NO MORE WUFLU MONEY!!! Inflation will never come down if we keep spending MOAR money!!! Stoopid Groomers, ARGH!!! 🤬 🤬 🤬 🤬 🤬

Sorry for the rant PR, Luv U🤗😘🥰😍💞💞…….Mooching German cheepskates set me off. Europe wants the war, they can bloody well pay for it.🤑🤑🤑

kalbokalbs

Who authorized the expenditure from what budget?

^^^ U N I P A R T Y. To the tune of ~$14 BILLION. ^^^

Two or three weeks ago.

IIRC.

bflyjesusgrl 🍊

$14?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!!😱😱😱🥵🤢🤮

kalbokalbs

Yes, SADLY, AND I do mean, SADLY. 

When folks trash Dumrats, I increasingly TRASH UNIPARTY. .

FTA

Biden Signs $1.5 Trillion Spending Bill With $14 Billion For Ukraine Aid—Here’s What’s In It

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jonathanponciano/2022/03/15/biden-signs-15-trillion-spending-bill-with-14-billion-for-ukraine-aid-heres-whats-in-it/?sh=9a467d622149

Wolf Moon

14 Billion to Ukraine means 14 million back to Democrats.

Wolf Moon

Probably a cut for the RINOs in there, too.

cthulhu

Always 10% for the Big Guy.

bflyjesusgrl 🍊

That was in the quickie overnight bill? I missed that. Those evil mothertruckers!! We need to get in the grills of every last one of them.

Thanks for educating me K-Bo. 🤗😢

Cuppa Covfefe

Just like all the quickie overnight bills…..

We still don’t respect the DEMONRATS and the RINOs in the morning 😀 😡 😡 😡 😡

phoenixrising

Agree… enjoyed the rant!

Cuppa Covfefe

Sorry, who’s mooching?

Not the folks here in Germany. We’re paying for this twice. We’ve paid with weapons and other things (which probably don’t work; our military is a mess), and we’ve already taken in ONE MILLION refugees (REAL refugees, at least) and Baerbock is expecting up to TEN MILLION, total… THAT in a country with just over 80 million people (and who knows how many “Syrian” refaugees)….

The only good thing is that the Ukrainian refugees are overwhelmingly Christian, as opposed to those coming from Merde-Kuh’s “favored lands”… And, they are mostly women and children, also a stark contrast from the Moslem invaders…

Since there is no requirement (at present) for Ukrainians to have visas, etc., and many other requirements have been relaxed, there is no real idea of how many have actually entered Germany. So far, Poland has borne the brunt of the crisis, with an extimated three million refugees so far. Sadly, there was a young Ukraininan woman who was brutally raped here in Germany by a Mozzie refauxgee. She returned to Poland from Germany after that. Sad that she was one who TRULY needed help and that animal refauxgee ended up taking both the help and possibly her future away from her… The legacy of Merde-Kuh lives on 😡 😡 😡 😡

The Moslem refauxgees are now complaining about being “second-class refauxgees”… Maybe they should quit their crimes and not try to make Germany like the hellholes they left…..

(It could also be a sneaky way for Kanzler Scholz to get rid of our defective equipment… most of our stuff doesn’t work (thanks, not, von der Leyen). Of course we’d be left with nothing, but that might be an improvement in terms of getting stuff that works… and an odd sort of net gain for Russia…shades of the Polish MIGs debacle)….

I think the WEFfen are the only ones gaining, as usual… wealth redistribution, once again…

phoenixrising

phoenixrising

Okay … that ^^^^ is Biden…

NOT those old men with dementia stumbling around

Gingersmom2009

Yes, a simple facelift does not make a man look like a completely different person. (as opposed to the Kardashian regimen)

TheseTruths

Kenny Rogers

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Wayne Newton

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Gingersmom2009

I did say a facelift, singular. Not repeated surgeries, cheek and jaw fillers, botox, and whatever else is going on with Wayne Newton. And didn’t Kenny Rogers speak publicly about regretting all the work he had done? Unfortunate.

The Biden photo looks to be maybe 15+ years ago. Looks like a different person to me. Just an opinion.

TheseTruths

According to plastic surgeons, Biden has not had just a simple facelift but probably has had lots of things done: hairline, filler, Botox, teeth implants, facelift…(See the article I posted below.). And he has done some of that repeatedly.

Yes, Kenny Rogers has said he regrets having the work done.

IMO, Biden does look different, but not so different that it isn’t him. Wayne Newton looks very different, but it is the same man.

Gingersmom2009

Kenny Rogers died two years ago.

JW in Germany

WOW! I had never seen it that clearly before.

TheseTruths

HUNK TO HIGH OFFICE Joe Biden looks unrecognizable before taking office after plastic surgeons point to multiple cosmetic procedures

https://www.the-sun.com/news/4480500/joe-biden-looks-unrecognizable-plastic-surgery-cosmetics/

Biden, who was sworn into office at age 78, has undergone work to fill his wrinkles, fix his hairline and whiten his teeth, numerous plastic surgeries say. 

Surgeons say his appearance began to alter during the 2008 presidential campaign. The Democrat from Delaware appeared to have dental veneers and Botox to the face. 

Biden has not confirmed the speculation of any cosmetic procedures.

Dr. Barry Cohen, a Washington DC plastic surgeon, told the Washington Examiner: “Without any question, Joe Biden had hair transplants. In fact, he had bad plugs years ago.

“Subsequently, he filled in his frontal hairline to camouflage the bad ‘Barbie doll-esque’ plugs.

“I suspect he has regular Botox and probably filler. If he had a facelift, he needs another.”

…Plastic surgeon Dr. Steven Davis told OK in October 2020: “Joe Biden definitely had a facelift.

“After reviewing photos over the years the scars along the ear cartilage (tragus) is being pulled outward… most likely at least a year or so old.

He added: “Hair transplants are also present but were more obvious when his hair was being colored darker, the gray definitely is more camouflaging to them.

“He’s had Botox injections around the brows but not so much on his forehead, and his teeth are very white which is likely the result of veneers.”

phoenixrising

phoenixrising

Applies to schools and teachers also…

Do you know who is teaching your child? What textbooks they have? And daycare? Have you vetted them, talked to other parents?

phoenixrising

MED BEDS ARE AVAILABLE

https://t.me/s/Whiplash347/104132

TheseTruths

I’d like to know more about those. For $20,000 you can get a Tesla MedBed generator to help with sleep!

Tesla MedBed Generators $19,999.0comment image

https://www.teslabiohealing.com/products/tesla-medbed-generators

Wolf Moon

This is a very smart scam. It’s a brilliant marriage of traditional Chinese ideas about “chi” or “qi” or however they spell it, and the allure and mystery of Nikola Tesla, augmented by the success of Elon Musk’s ventures under the name, which have given “Tesla science” cultural validity as an idea.

The scammers are very careful to skirt outside of the law, and the Biden China Joe FDA is unable to do anything to people who so artfully deny that their product works, using all the right language.

A lot of elderly Chinese fall for this, I’m sure.

Wolf Moon

TRUMP IS IN THE HOUSE!!!!

RALLY THREAD!!!!

singularzoe

I just listened to the Trump rally, which was mostly So Wonderful, except for one big problem. Pres. Trump is endorsing Dr. Oz for Pennsylvania U.S. senator, and Oz says he will give up his TURKISH citizenship If he’s elected. You’ve got to be kidding. Besides which, he’s not very conservative. Besides which, I hope someone can research if he has any connections with the Gulen schools, which I think started in Pennsylvania. I also would not want a former hedge-fund exec. If elected, Oz will also be the richest person in the senate, and he has hobnobbed with dems. I would vote for Kathy Barnett, and if I lived in Pennsylvania, I’d be trying hard to help her win the primary. Welll, I got that off my chest. It just upset for me a fantastic rally. Pres. Trump, I wish you would reconsider.

para59r

Trump’s guy Sean Parnell had to drop from the race. I see Parnell was endorsing David McCormick but the polls must look not that good for McCormick? And the race is being considered a bell weather for the Democrats. It’s likely Trump’s choice is more strategic/realistic than ideal here.

Wolf Moon

Agreed. Oz is optimal right now – not perfect.

TheseTruths

I understand your concerns and have not thought Dr. Oz was very conservative. It might be that PDJT is endorsing the person he thinks has the best chance of winning, due to name recognition — and of course that Oz would vote the right way on a lot of issues. Trump himself is rich and used to hobnob with Dems. I think that can work both ways. 😊 Maybe Trump sees some things they have in common.

Steve Bannon used to be an investment broker at Goldman Sachs.

Wolf Moon

Trump wants to end the insanity in the House and Senate. Oz will win and help do that. It’s a chess play.

mollypitcher5

We agree…was at a rally watching gettogether. When he said that we all looked at each other like ‘are we crazy, did he just give full support to Oz’…I think it’s a bad choice

gil00

Hes getting bad endorsement advice. Not the first one and he endors3d a bunch of rinos then lamented before.
His connection at rallies vs these decisions dont make sense.

Wolf Moon

If Oz turns into a capricious, self-centered RINO, you will be proven correct! We had best hope that Oz follows through on all promises.

Watch what Oz does if he wins. If he backtracks on giving up Turkish citizenship, the bad choice will be evident. If he follows through on it, though, he may have been a better choice than we realized.

singularzoe

Molly, thank you for saying it. Yes, very bad choice and both Oz and McCormick o are trans-friendly, too and nothing is worth voting for someone who is a Turkish citizen and says he will renounce it If he’s elected. Politics and money, I hate it.

kalbokalbs

Politics.

Thought I read Oz, quit a political race. Now he’s endorsed for Senator. Hmmm.

gil00

From bb comments:

It’s just about over  LetJusticePrevail116 minutes ago

“Trump likes to be on the side of winners and he has been convinced by pollsters and other assorted wizards of smart that Oz can win so he’s backing him. He fails to realize that if we had all followed that pattern he never would have been the nominee and then president. He needs to start thinking outside the box again, I don’t like this swampy direction.”

singularzoe

I’m just kind of disgusted. I like Kathy Barnett, she is the real conservative, and I didn’t mean Oz had been a hedgefund exec, that is McCormick, and both he na and Oz are libs, wolves in sheep’s clothing, though McCormick is for fracking. I just hope hope something happens to help Barnett.

Itswoot

It seems like there should be a political tie-in with this, but I just can’t finger it out. At any rate, it’s still Caturday.

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Itswoot

Oops!

mollypitcher5

Don’t ya hate it when that happens ?!

Itswoot

I’m suspicious of the Google involvement in preventing the image from showing. **shifts eyes left** **shifts eyes right**

Wolf Moon

If the image will download to your computer, you can always upload it with your comment using the little picture icon in the lower right corner. That works better than the URL sometimes.

Itswoot

Thanks. I wasn’t aware of that.

kalbokalbs

P F M…

Couple weeks ago, I posted Worldometers dropped Active USA Covid ~four million over night.

Yesterday, the USA was at ~14 million Active Covid.

Earlier today, USA ~11million Active Covid.

Now, USA has 9,369,891 Active Covid.

  • Roughly five million Active Covid cases dropped in 24 hours.
  • At no time today, did Worldometers indicate “millions” in recovered column.
Wolf Moon

Now that’s interesting.

kalbokalbs

CTH

BRICS Ministers of Finance Hold a Meeting – It Is Time to Replace Western Financial Trade Mechanisms and Remove The Dollar

This is not some grand conspiracy, ‘out there‘ deep geopolitical possibility, or foreboding likelihood as an outcome of short-sighted western emotion. No, this is just a predictable outcome from western created events that pushed specific countries to a natural conclusion based on their best interests.

You can debate the motives of the western leaders who structured the sanctions against Russia, and whether they knew the outcome would happen as a consequence of their effort, but the outcome was never really in doubt. Personally, I believe this outcome is what the west intended. The people inside the World Economic Forum are not stupid – ideological, yes, but not stupid. They knew this would happen.

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2022/04/09/brics-ministers-of-finance-hold-a-meeting-it-is-time-to-replace-western-financial-trade-mechanisms-and-remove-the-dollar/#more-231465

para59r

This is kinda of heady stuff to think about, but we are seeing the parallel system on a world scale being implemented in a roughly east west divide. Just thinking, they keep talking about what makes the American dollar so strong is we follow the follow the rule of law. Unfortunately we see that as being less true than true at times. Wonders if that will make a difference on which one survives as Lavrov has been making the same noise saying the US is no longer following the rule of law?

We need more work on our parallel system, Gab, Parler, and sharing garden secrets with the neighbors might not cut it. 🙃

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kalbokalbs

Australia admitting the Injections are NOT safe…

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kalbokalbs

FTA

Life expectancy falls yet again in the United States
Americans are living shorter and shorter lives. Life expectancy fell in 2021 in the United States — but not the rest of the world. Lifespans fell by an average 0.39 years in America, even as lifespans rose in the rest of the world by 0.28 years in 2021, reports the Washington Post. Life expectancy fell more for whites than for blacks and Hispanics. The average U.S. life expectancy is now 76.6 years.

The fall in U.S. life expectancy is particularly striking, because observers had assumed life expectancy could only go up after dropping in 2020 due to the outbreak of the coronavirus epidemic, and then bottoming out in 2021 due to new coronavirus vaccines. A public health physician said he had “assumed the newly approved vaccines would reverse the overall downward trend,” and had been “naively optimistic” that lifespans would “rebound” in 2021 — which has not happened.

The Washington Post notes that the “total US decline in 2021 of .39 years is larger than the decline among Whites of .34. The difference is likely caused by lower life expectancy among Native Americans and Alaska Natives,” which likely declined faster than for other racial groups. “U.S. men suffered a larger decline than women, widening the difference in life expectancy from just over five years in 2019 to just under six years in 2021.”

https://libertyunyielding.com/2022/04/07/life-expectancy-falls-yet-again-in-the-united-states/

Wolf Moon

Sounds like the vaccines.

phoenixrising

Wolf Moon

HOLY SHEET – this dude is raising a RUCKUS.

bflyjesusgrl 🍊

HEE HEE 😂

Wolf Moon

Twitler needed a good shaking up – and it’s getting it!

cthulhu

Nah, he’s just getting warmed up.

When he gets rolling, he does, “the old rules don’t apply anymore.”

When he’s HOT, he does, “the old rules never applied the way you thought they did.”

cthulhu

E.G. — “We don’t have to rely on NASA any more”….morphing into “Heinlein had better ideas for space launches than NASA did.”

Also, “We no longer have to stay in range of a nation-state-style geosynchronous satellite”….morphing into “we’ll just shift a few Starlink sats over Ukraine.”

Elon just launched a paid private trip to the ISS. It was the first stage’s fifth trip, and it landed upright on its barge just like God and RAH meant it to. This is the third excursion to the ISS for the Crew Dragon Endeavour capsule. Everything is modular, capable, and reusable.