Or rather, “Hey Chinese Communist Party and your entire array of servitors, ass-wipers, and fellators!”
You’re not even worth my time this week. When you decide to act like civilized people, maybe I’ll give you a lesson or two in how non-barbarians behave.
(Or, Whoever Has Their Hand Rammed Up That Putrefying Meat Puppet’s Ass)
You and yours have caused a lot of injury. Literal injury with your war on people who don’t want to take an untested vaccine. When people die in an emergency room because a hospital won’t admit them because they haven’t had their clot shot, that’s a crime.
I’m going to address here the insult on top of the injury, because I am among the insulted. I still have my health but apparently you want me to live under the 8th Street Bridge (which actually isn’t on 8th Street, but whatever, that’s what the I-25 overpass over Cimarron is called), so maybe if you have your way that won’t be true for long. Dreadful time of year to become homeless.
No, you’re just trying to make me unemployed, because I won’t take your fucking shots.
Well, that threat is NOT going to work. I. Won’t. Take. Your. Fucking. Shots.
And it looks like enough people agree, that you’re having to back down, you worthless asswipe.
You Chinese-bought ratfucking traitor.
I would love to see you die an agonizing, humiliating death. (This isn’t a threat, because I am not threatening to cause that death. I am just announcing my intention to party if it happens.) It would be just recompense for the way you’re killing America…and millions of Americans.
Joe Biteme, properly styled His Fraudulency, continues to infest the White House, we haven’t heard much from the person who should have been declared the victor, and hopium is still being dispensed even as our military appears to have joined the political establishment in knuckling under to the fraud.
One can hope that all is not as it seems.
I’d love to feast on that crow.
(I’d like to add, I find it entirely plausible, even likely, that His Fraudulency is also His Figureheadedness. (Apparently that wasn’t a word; it got a red underline. Well it is now.) Where I differ with the hopium addicts is on the subject of who is really in charge. It ain’t anyone we like.)
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.)
Kitco Ask. Last week:
This week, markets closed as of 3PM MT.
Gold and silver up, most of the PGMs up but platinum itself is nailed in place at 964 bucks. (Still, inexplicably cheap compared to gold.)
And now for something completely different
I finally got a wild hair up my whatever and decided to investigate something I’ve known about for quite some time, Qubes OS.
The idea behind Qubes OS is that everything you do can run in a separate virtual machine. So if you want to go to a dodgy web site, perhaps one that sometimes puts malware on your system, you can open that website in a one-time virtual machine. It can go ahead and infect the daylights out of your system…and it won’t matter because it goes up in a cloud of smoke when you close the window. It’s sort of like sending all the woke people with the CRT mind virus off to their own island and letting them starve to death because they don’t know Jacques Schitt (brother of Adam) about doing anything you need to do to survive.
Qubes OS is in fact based on the premise that you WILL get attacked successfully; the idea is to only allow the hackers to get their mitts on one disposable “sandbox” that you can throw away.
Qubes OS is Linux based–fair warning. And I had a really hard time getting it to install, finally having to resort to installing it on a USB drive (not a thumb drive, but one of those little boxes you have to run a cable from, to a USB port). [This is not recommended, in fact they recommend using PS2 keyboards and mice instead of USB ones (including wireless). I didn’t even know anyone still sold those! But it was good enough for me to give it a test drive.] After struggling with that for three days, I’ve managed to do a lot in the last few hours.
You have direct control over which of the virtual machines can even see your internet connection, and/or your ethernet. In fact, the default setup includes something called the “vault.” It cannot communicate with ANYTHING without your direct intervention, so that’s a good place to keep, for example, your passwords.
In fact, I’m writing this post in a Qubes OS window running firefox. I’ll be working out Brave at some point. As well as a lot of other things.
Another fair warning–you will want 32 GB of RAM to start and a very powerful processor for this, and the fastest storage you can get (one of those M2 cards that plug directly into the motherboard would be about right). Running virtual machines consumes a lot of RAM and processing time. Opening a new window can take an annoyingly long amount of time when you’re used to something responsive.
In other words you might want a “Gaming” machine, but without the water-cooled graphics card that makes the lights dim when it shows monsters blowing up or whatever.
It’s supposedly possible to install Windows in one of the virtual machine “templates” and thereby be able to open up Micro$haft Turd or Micro$haft Exceed if you need to (though LibreOffice is usually a workable alternative to those); I have a number of eclectic apps that do not have Linux versions out there, so if I ever want to ditch my other old system, that’s something I will have to do.
It does come with Whonix, which by default uses Tor to communicate with the outside world.
Anyhow, this machine I am on isn’t bad…but it might be time to spring for a real powerhouse.
Now having said all that, probably the only person remotely interested here is Cthulhu, and he just uses a ton of Raspberry Pi machines anyway.
James Webb Space Telescope Update
Another of a series of articles on what they hope…OK maybe finally we can say “expect”…JWST to do. This one concerns the search for primimeval black holes.
Although we’re pretty confident there’s a mondo (4 million sun mass) black hole at the center of the galaxy (and one a thousand times more massive than that at the center of the M87 galaxy in the Virgo cluster), we do not know why galaxies seem to invariably have these black holes in them. Hopefully JWST will shed some light on that.
One question is whether these black holes existed before the galaxies did; that would likely mean galaxies need the black holes to form in the first place, sort of like raindrops condensing around dust particles. Well, we don’t have a time machine, but we CAN look backwards in time if we can just get a strong enough telescope that can see redshifted stuff from 13 billion light years away…which is what JWST is supposed to do for us.
Seeing 13 billion light years away is seeing 13 billion years into the past…because it takes the light that long to get to us; we only now would see what happened there 13 billion years ago. (Astronomers call this “look back time.” Yeah, no fancy Latin or Greek name; very few people learn that stuff in school any more.) On the other hand if we don’t see “bare” black holes back before there were galaxies, then they likely formed in the galaxies, after the galaxies formed; in other words rather than the black holes causing the galaxies, the galaxies caused the black holes.
Meanwhile the graphic showing the instrument commissioning still shows 19 instrument modes in progress.
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 !!!