Change my title?
I’ve got to admit, I recently thought of changing my title to reflect a more current controversy. After all “Brandon” not winning has been beaten into the ground around here.
But recent revelations of slightly less recent events–I speak of the news about Wheatie–have cause me to harden my stance. Change the title? Hell NO!
Beaten into the ground? Yes…but it’s still 6,666 feet above sea level.
Keep beating, pounding, and pummeling!!!
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.
Silver is at an even $20.00. This isn’t too far off from the traditional price of gold, back when a piece of gold was money. An ounce of gold, back then, wasn’t worth $20.67, it was $20.67 even if the government hadn’t minted it into coins as a convenience. Back when government mostly did useful things.
This is the Second of July…not the Fourth of July. But an excellent argument can be made that this is Independence Day.
It was on July 2, 1776 that the Continental Congress voted for Independence. The document, of course, reads July 4, 1776, but that is the date that it was adopted as a statement of the reasons for Independence.
In fact the original resolution from the 2nd is quoted in the Declaration of Independence, at the end: That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be, Free and Independent States; that they are absolved of all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political Connection between them and the State of Great-Britain is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, and do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do.
Those words, passed by the Continental Congress on July 2, 1776, made us independent.
From that point forward, it was just a matter of making it stick.
James Webb Space Telescope Update
They’ve now crossed off all but one of the 17 instrument modes–the last one is the coronagraphy module on NIRCam (Near Infra Red Camera). This is an adaptation of an designed to study the sun’s corona–i.e., its atmosphere–by blocking out the sun itself with an opaque disk. Except that here the goal is to directly image extrasolar planets by blocking out their primary star–which is a billion times brighter. Without doing so it’s like trying to take a picture of a firefly next to a searchlight.
We’re still expecting a big media event in less than two weeks with the first “real” pictures from JWST, as opposed to ones taken to help align, adjust, and calibrate the optics and instrumentation. So far what we’ve seen is basically orange and black, and is probably technically accurate…JWST can’t see yellow through violet.
What I expect we will see is “false color” images. What does that mean?
So glad you asked…
Color (And False Color)
Our eyes function by focusing light onto a layer of light sensitive cells called the retina. The cells can be divided into “rods” (sensitive to dim light) and “cones” (sensitive to brighter light). The cones in turn are a bit more specialized; there are three (and in many people, four) types, each most sensitive to a different color, and they are called the blue, green and red cones (though the red cone is actually most sensitive to a yellowish color). When it’s dark, the cones basically can detect nothing, and the rods pick up the burden. Rods tend to be a bit more broadly sensitive, though they are weakest in red light. But since our brain receives only the one signal, it interprets what it gets as monochrome–black-and-white.
We can compare this to sound. Our ears have sensors for thousands of different pitches, but those sensors are in only two places, the right and left ear. So we get extreme clarity as to the pitch of the sound, and even the combination of pitches (chords), and somewhat lesser clarity as to its direction. The eyes are actually the opposite; we get excellent directional discrimination, and not-nearly-as-good pitch–er, color–discrimination.
The ears can, at least before age takes its toll, nominally pick up anything between 20 Hz (Hertz, named after Heinrich Hertz, who discovered radio waves) and 20,000 Hz. That’s a range of 19,980 Hz, but that’s not the correct way to think about the range. As it happens, you want to look at the ratio, not the absolute arithmetic difference (which will depend on the units you are using anyway). A sound of 440 Hz, combined with a sound of 880 Hz, will blend very nicely, and musicians will say the range is one octave (which comes from the Latin for eight, for complicated historical, music theory nerd reasons–perhaps some other time). That’s not necessarily a difference of 880-440=440 Hz, though, it’s a doubling. The difference between musical notes is always a ratio of their frequencies, not their arithmetic difference. Another pleasing combo is 440 an 660 Hz, this is a 3/2 ratio and is called a “perfect fifth” even though it has nothing to do with 1/5. (It’s not fifth (the fraction) but rather fifth (the one after fourth, or four after first). Again, music theory nerd stuff and a lot of historical legacy.) An octave difference represents a doubling or halving of frequency, depending on which direction you’re going.
The ratio between 20 and 20,000 Hz is 1/1000, and that is almost exactly ten octaves. (Ten octaves would be 1/1024, which is ½ x ½ x ½…nine multiplications, ten ½s) and sorry I didn’t mean to remind you of Liawatha.)
When dealing with light, though, we tend to think not in frequency but in wavelength. But you get from one to the other by dividing a constant (the speed of light) by the one you have, to get the one you want. But the end result is, you can still think in terms of octaves, except that with light it is a halving or doubling of wavelength.
How do we perceive different “pitches” of light? As colors. Every different frequency (or wavelength) is a different, pure color of light.
I’m going to paste this in directly from Wikipedia. It shows the wavelengths and frequencies of each of the seven recognized major colors of light.
(nm, billionths of a meter)
(Teraherttz, trillion cycles per second)
|Red||~ 700–635 nm||~ 430–480 THz|
|Orange||~ 635–590 nm||~ 480–510 THz|
|Yellow||~ 590–560 nm||~ 510–540 THz|
|Green||~ 560–520 nm||~ 540–580 THz|
|Cyan||~ 520–490 nm||~ 580–610 THz|
|Blue||~ 490–450 nm||~ 610–670 THz|
|Violet||~ 450–400 nm||~ 670–750 THz|
(And of course the color blocks themselves didn’t come through, so I had to do a bit of rearranging.)
So light covers a range from 400 to 700 nm, and that is less than one octave.
A word about the names, red, orange, etc. We have inflicted on us in school the mnemonic “Roy G. Biv” as a way to remember the colors of the rainbow. (The rainbow, of course, is mixed (white) light, split up into all of the pure colors. Or you can do the same with a prism.) Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. I never really saw the point of this mnemonic, though. A mnemonic needs to be something familiar, and I never met the (undoubtedly fictitious) Biv family. I have seen plenty of rainbows, though, so I remember Mr. Biv by remembering the rainbow, not the other way around.
But regardless, what’s the deal with blue and indigo, and why does the table above show cyan and blue? The seven named colors go back to Isaac Newton (mid-late 1600s) at least; he was the first to scientifically investigate the spectrum/rainbow. We wonder today why a blue purple was a distinct enough color for Newton to call it out, but in fact what probably happened is that he used “blue” to refer to a color somewhat like the sky, and “indigo” to refer to the blue you get from indigo dye (i.e., similar to the blue in the Flag). And indeed if you look at a rainbow, you do see a wide “light blue” stripe between the green and Flag-blue stripes.
[Newton proved that the individual colors of a rainbow are pure. Once he extracted, say, a particular yellow shade from the spectrum, nothing he could do to it would change its color–except of course mixing it with some other light. He could shine it through colored glass, or use it to illuminate different colored objects. The most he could do to that light was reduce its intensity, he couldn’t change its color. White light, of course, changes color when it goes through colored glass (see any Gothic cathedral); it’s not pure. In fact it’s a mix of light of all colors.]
We think of that as “light blue” but many languages (Italian and Russian among them) think of it as a distinctly different, separate color, as different from blue as orange is from red to us.
So what’s in the table basically reflects the seven “original” colors of the rainbow, once you untangle the cyan/blue/indigo confusion.
But this is all packed into less than one octave.
It’s worse, though. We can only truly distinguish three colors independently, basically blue, green and yellow, because of the cones in our retinas. Fortunately, those cones have a fairly broad frequency response. You don’t have to exactly match the peak frequency of a yellow cone for it to register, which is a good thing because that yellow cone is the major cone that responds to red light, albeit weakly (the green cone responds very weakly). If its range were narrower, we couldn’t see red, no matter how infuriating Leftist douches became. And that’s why the “yellow” cone is actually called the “red” cone.
The graph above shows the response of each of the three types of cones according to the wavelength (across the bottom). Red runs from 635-700 nm, so you can see green barely responds at all to say, 650 nm light, and the red, even though it peaks at a yellow wavelength, responds more strongly.
Let’s say you’re looking at a pure, bluish-cyan light of 500 nm. Your retina will register green somewhat weakly, red even weaker, and blue even weaker than that. Your brain will put those together, and you see “cyan.”
But it’s possible, with light, to fool your brain with a mixture of totally different frequencies of light, to get almost the same effect as some pure wavelength. This is not possible with sound. A mixture of different pitches trying to simulate, say, a middle C, will sound like some sort of chord; it will be a very different sound, perhaps “dark” or perhaps not, depending. That’s because your ear has thousands of those humps in it, and they’re narrow, with less overlap. You will actually perceive the different pitches separately and put them together in your brain and get a different effect.
But, as I said, the eye can be fooled. Don’t believe me? I have evidence. You’re looking at it right effing now.
Your computer screen only emits three colors, a certain pure blue, a certain pure green, and a certain pure red. So if it wants to show you cyan, it has to mix blue and green somehow. In fact a 50-50 mix is what we call cyan.
But it will not look quite like a pure cyan extracted from a prism. Why? Because you set the intensity of the blue and green phosphors of the computer screen in the right ratio to duplicate the blue and green cones’ response to the original pure cyan…but the green phosphors will get a much stronger response from the red cones than the original cyan light did. So any cyan on a computer screen will look a bit washed out to us compared to a pure cyan out of a rainbow, which is what they call “saturated.” It will be pale. And this will be true of printed colors as well, though usually in any professional grade application there are more than three “true” colors in a print and it’s possible to more closely approximate what the eye sees from all three cone colors.
One last loose end before I move on: I mentioned that some people have a fourth type of cone. That doesn’t actually end up helping them, though, because their brain basically ignores it. If the brain actually processed it, however, they’d be able to see perhaps ten times as many colors as we do (ten million versus one million). And of course, color blindness (“daltonism” named after John Dalton of atomic theory fame) results from missing one or more of the “normal” three cone types. [But there is, apparently, one recorded but not confirmed case of someone who could use that fourth cone color.] The reason color blind people can sometimes see a slightly-off hue more distinctly than others is because they have a different set of frequency responses than everyone else, and so they’ll respond to pigment mixes differently. (This includes an ability to cut through camouflage sometimes, including spotting people in Ghillie suits that others cannot see.)
But what does this have to do with false color?
The sensors on JWST see a different range of wavelengths than we do. The wavelengths are quite a bit longer in some cases. JWST’s wavelengths top out at orange, include red…and go beyond red into the “infrared.” (And that is a reference to the fact that the frequency of infrared is lower than that of red–hence infra–even though scientists normally think in terms of wavelength…yes, a bit confusing.)
If you’ve noticed that three of JWST’s instruments have names beginning with NIR, while the fourth, the one kept at just a few degrees above absolute zero, has a name starting with MIR. These stand for “Near Infra Red” and “Mid Infra Red” respectively. Near? Near what? Near, as in close to, visible light. And Mid of course is the “middle” part of infrared.
Infrared runs from 700 nm (the boundary with red) clear up to 1,000,000 nm, which is more than ten octaves. However, JWST won’t go further than 27,000 nm. The NIRCam runs from 600-5000 nm (which means it can see some red and orange), the MIRI is the one that goes all the way to 27,000 nm.
So when JWST takes a picture and we print it, won’t it be mostly black,because it’s mostly in infrared “colors” we can’t see?
No, because we can, and will, change the colors we get back. This is downright common in astronomy, in fact. In the old, stone knives, bearskins, and glass emulsion photography plates days, we’d sometimes put a filter over the telescope to look at one wavelength of light–say one emitted by hydrogen–and get a black and white print that shows us where the hydrogen is.
It doesn’t even have to be a wavelength we can see…so long as the film responds to it and turns black where exposed. And we can take multiple pictures at multiple wavelengths and combine them, but then we want to print each in a different color. This is false color and it is how our eyes will make sense of ten octaves of color we mostly can’t see, even though we can see only one (different) octave of light.
This is done routinely. Just for instance:
This is the famous “Pillars of Creation” in the Eagle Nebula; so called because stars and planets are forming there, right now. The stars look pink, actually magenta. Now, have you ever seen a magenta star? Neither have I.
This picture is false color. It is not what you would see if you could take a star ship out there.
The green is used to show light of the frequencies emitted by hydrogen–and it’s not necessarily visible light. The red is for sulfur ions, and the blue is for oxygen ions–doubly ionized, in fact–with the same caveat about it not necessarily being visible at its original frequencies. This way the scientists studying it can directly see where the oxygen and sulfur are, since each of those constituents is color coded.
OK, that’s not obviously false color, because most of us aren’t familiar with the actual appearance of the Eagle Nebula. (I personally have seen it through a telescope, but it’s not bright even there, so my rods gave me a black-and-white image (and much smaller than this photo, too). It’s rare to see color with your eyes through a telescope unless you’re looking at planets. I once saw a hint of color in the Orion nebula…through a big scope that was gathering a lot of light.)
(Sometimes they will put together a picture that actually is true color, bringing out the colors we would see with our cones if only the object were bright enough to register on them.)
A more obvious case of false color is this:
This is a person, shown in infrared, with false colors. The yellow colors are the shorter wavelengths, blues and purples are longer wavelengths. These correlate directly with temperature as you can see in the scale on the right.
Since this is a familiar object, the false color is blatantly obvious.
[Incidentally, the normal convention with stuff like this is to show “hot” things as red and “cool” things as blue. But this reverses the actual wavelengths! It makes the shorter wavelengths red and the longer ones blue, when in reality blue has a shorter wavelength than red. But, we think of red as a hot color and blue as a cool one, so this reversal is inevitable. Blue light in fact is emitted by very hot objects, hot enough that we just don’t encounter them here on Earth. What, here, is at 30,000 K? Not much. But you can see blue-hot things though you will never feel the heat from them. Many of the stars in the night sky are blue hot.]
So when you see, soon, gorgeous color photography from JWST…remember, it’s not the real colors. Or rather, the colors are real, they’re just not the colors you’re being shown. It’s not your fault you can’t see down that far, down to colors we never had a need to name, without help.
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 !!!
Teach me colors, professor. 😉
BTW, I added this lesson to the sidebar menu!
Thanks for keeping your “Joe Biden Didn’t Win” title. It is true, it is something we will continue to fight until changes are made, and it is part of Wheatie’s legacy. 😊
𝐉𝐨𝐞 𝐁𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐝𝐢𝐝𝐧’𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐧!
And she meant it!!! What a WARRIOR!!! 💗💗💗💗💗
Nov 13, 2021
Epstein didn’t kill himself.
And…𝐉𝐨𝐞 𝐁𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐝𝐢𝐝𝐧’𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐧.
Fuck Joe Biden and the donkey he rode in on!
Oct 23, 2021
𝐉𝐨𝐞 𝐁𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐝𝐢𝐝𝐧’𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐧.
And…Ｆｕｃｋ Ｊｏｅ Ｂｉｄｅｎ and the donkey he rode in on!
Sep 14, 2021
𝐉𝐨𝐞 𝐁𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐝𝐢𝐝𝐧’𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐧.
He was installed by the forces of evil who seek to enslave us.
Sep 2, 2021
𝐉𝐨𝐞 𝐁𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐝𝐢𝐝𝐧’𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐧.
His installation is the biggest Fraud ever perpetrated on this country…and the world.
Aug 28, 2021
𝐉𝐨𝐞 𝐁𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐝𝐢𝐝𝐧’𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐧.
It wasn’t even close.
May 29, 2021
𝐉𝐨𝐞 𝐁𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐝𝐢𝐝𝐧’𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐧.
Not even close.
May 26, 2021
Fauci is an asshole who should be punched in the face every day.
May 17, 2021
Fauci is a traitorous asshole!
And…𝐉𝐨𝐞 𝐁𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐝𝐢𝐝𝐧’𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐧.
May 15, 2021
Don’t forget…the ‘virus’ was used to steal the election.
It was used as the excuse for Mail-In Voting.
So it is a multi-use weapon — for the Commie Dems and their globalist masters.
and…𝐉𝐨𝐞 𝐁𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐝𝐢𝐝𝐧’𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐧.
May 11, 2021
𝐉𝐨𝐞 𝐁𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐝𝐢𝐝𝐧’𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐧!
The Leftist-sphere claims that he did — but that is The Big Lie.
RealPotus compared it to thieves who stole diamonds, and…
𝕋𝕙𝕖 𝔻𝕚𝕒𝕞𝕠𝕟𝕕𝕤 𝕞𝕦𝕤𝕥 𝕓𝕖 𝕣𝕖𝕥𝕦𝕣𝕟𝕖𝕕!
May 3, 2021
𝐉𝐨𝐞 𝐁𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐝𝐢𝐝𝐧’𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐧.
The lying liars who lie…in other words, the Democrats…say that he won.
But he didn’t!
Our r̲e̲a̲l̲ ̲P̲r̲e̲s̲i̲d̲e̲n̲t̲ calls this 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗕𝗜𝗚 𝗟𝗜𝗘.
This is going to stick.
Thank you, Mr. President.
May 1, 2021
𝐉𝐨𝐞 𝐁𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐝𝐢𝐝𝐧’𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐧.
Apr 29, 2021
𝐉𝐨𝐞 𝐁𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐝𝐢𝐝𝐧’𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐧.
Apr 21, 2021
𝐉𝐨𝐞 𝐁𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐝𝐢𝐝𝐧’𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐧.
The lawless Dems, emboldened by stealing the White House, have now pulled off the most in-your-face, blatant case of 𝕁𝕦𝕣𝕪 𝕋𝕒𝕞𝕡𝕖𝕣𝕚𝕟𝕘 in the history of our country.
Our country has been taken over by a Crime Syndicate.
Apr 20, 2021
𝕁𝕠𝕖 𝔹𝕚𝕕𝕖𝕟 𝕕𝕚𝕕𝕟’𝕥 𝕨𝕚𝕟.
Apr 17, 2021
𝐉𝐨𝐞 𝐁𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐝𝐢𝐝𝐧’𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐧.
Feb 28, 2021
It is all around us…and the Left flaunts it in our faces.
Leftists can get away with lying, with murder…even with Stealing an Election.
And if we speak out about it — they censor us.
The Left gets away with it because of 𝐋𝐢𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐏𝐫𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐥𝐞𝐠𝐞.
And because it cannot be said enough…𝕵𝖔𝖊 𝕭𝖎𝖉𝖊𝖓 𝖉𝖎𝖉𝖓’𝖙 𝖜𝖎𝖓.
Feb 7, 2021
𝐉𝐨𝐞 𝐁𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐝𝐢𝐝𝐧’𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐧.
And I will keep saying it until we get this Fraud out of our White House.
Feb 7, 2021
Joe Biden Is Not My President
𝐉𝐨𝐞 𝐁𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐝𝐢𝐝𝐧’𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐧.
Feb 6, 2021
𝕁𝕠𝕖 𝔹𝕚𝕕𝕖𝕟 𝕕𝕚𝕕𝕟’𝕥 𝕨𝕚𝕟.
Not even close!
Feb 3, 2021
𝐉𝐨𝐞 𝐁𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐝𝐢𝐝𝐧’𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐧.
Jan 28, 2021
𝐉𝐨𝐞 𝐁𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐝𝐢𝐝𝐧’𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐧.
It’s true…𝐉𝐨𝐞 𝐁𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐝𝐢𝐝𝐧’𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐧.
The Left uses repetition to establish their false narratives.
They repeat things, over and over and over.
Let’s use it with 𝐉𝐨𝐞 𝐁𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐝𝐢𝐝𝐧’𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐧.
Repeat it, over and over…again and again.
Smile https://gab.com/emoji/1f600.svg when you say it to a leftist.
Be a Happy Warrior.
It will freak them out.
Jσҽ Bιԃҽɳ ԃιԃɳ’ƚ ɯιɳ.
𝓙𝓸𝓮 𝓑𝓲𝓭𝓮𝓷 𝓭𝓲𝓭𝓷’𝓽 𝔀𝓲𝓷.
𝕁𝕠𝕖 𝔹𝕚𝕕𝕖𝕟 𝕕𝕚𝕕𝕟’𝕥 𝕨𝕚𝕟.
𝕵𝖔𝖊 𝕭𝖎𝖉𝖊𝖓 𝖉𝖎𝖉𝖓’𝖙 𝖜𝖎𝖓.
Jan 24, 2021
Our beloved country is under Occupation by the puppets of foreign hostile governments.
And…𝐉𝐨𝐞 𝐁𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐝𝐢𝐝𝐧’𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐧.
Jan 22, 2021
Epstein didn’t kill himself.
And…𝐉𝐨𝐞 𝐁𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐝𝐢𝐝𝐧’𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐧.
Jan 21, 2021
Epstein didn’t kill himself.
And…𝕵𝖔𝖊 𝕭𝖎𝖉𝖊𝖓 𝖉𝖎𝖉𝖓’𝖙 𝖜𝖎𝖓.
⁽ᴾᵃˢˢ ⁱᵗ ᵒⁿ.⁾
Jan 21, 2021
Epstein didn’t kill himself.
And…𝐉𝐨𝐞 𝐁𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐝𝐢𝐝𝐧’𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐧.
⁽ᴾᵃˢˢ ⁱᵗ ᵒⁿ.⁾
Jan 21, 2021
Epstein didn’t kill himself.
And…𝕁𝕠𝕖 𝔹𝕚𝕕𝕖𝕟 𝕕𝕚𝕕𝕟’𝕥 𝕨𝕚𝕟.
Jan 21, 2021
Epstein didn’t kill himself.
And…𝐉𝐨𝐞 𝐁𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐝𝐢𝐝𝐧’𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐧.
Onward, fight! 𝓙oe 𝓑iden 𝓓idn’t 𝑾in ‼️
God Bless our 𝖂𝖍𝖊𝖆𝖙𝖎𝖊 𝖂𝖆𝖗𝖗𝖎𝖔𝖗!
She cracks me up.😂
Fauci should be punched in the face every day. 🤣🤣
And…𝐉𝐨𝐞 𝐁𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐝𝐢𝐝𝐧’𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐧.
Amen and AMEN!!
Wheatie was AWESOME in so many ways.
Last year going through the dailies looking for discrepancies, I’d slow on Wheatie’s daily’s, tree houses. GREAT memories.
If you come across the one with the walkway leading up to the door and all the beautiful flowers on both sides let me know. That was my favorite. TY🥰
Fresh in my mind is a video at TGP today. A 100year old Marine Corps veteran is reflecting on life and describing how good life is but having said that, he breaks down over what this country has become.
There is no reconciling the gift of his and his fellow’s service and sacrifice with the national ugliness he is confronting…
I should add, he is in his dress tunic and most prominent in his medals is The Silver Star…our country’s 3rd highest award for heroism. 😥
He’s right. 😭
Thank you for this heart lifting & strength infusing reminder of her warrior spirit!
𝕁𝕠𝕖 𝔹𝕚𝕕𝕖𝕟 𝕕𝕚𝕕𝕟’𝕥 𝕨𝕚𝕟!
Hell, he can’t ride a stinky bike either … bwahahahahaha 😂🤚‼️
Yup, BiteMe did NOT get 81 million voting age Americans to vote for his being pResident.
To this day, can’t recall referring to BiteMe as pR… Can’t do it. Won’t do it.
I never called Usurper #1, #2, & now #3 the P word either!
God bless you for keeping us up to date on the JWST and Thank You, for not changing the title…….
“But the Day is past. The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America…I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.”
– John Adams in a letter to his wife, Abigail, July 3, 1776
Did he really see the future of ‘sea to shining sea’?
Sounds like it!
They knew even then that the lands unexplored went on and on. One of my direct ancestors, actually a Native American who fought in the French and Indian War and the Revolution, was one of the “Overmountain Men” who went past the Appalachian chain early on, and saw what was there. I love history!
I met a patriot descended from a Hessian deserter who married a Native woman in New England (can’t remember which state). He wasn’t going back!
That was a not-infrequent occurrence!
People want to be FREE! Then, and NOW!
It says, I believe, from one end of this continent to the other.
Which could have simply meant New Hampshire to Georgia. Or perhaps he was thinking of Canada, also British but not rebellious.
In other words, perhaps he was thinking north to south, not (east) coast to (west) coast.
Hard to say.
Just as a chuckle — and I’ve probably mentioned it before — but I remembered it again.
I once worked for a small, very profitable, very high-tech firm here in Silicon Valley. And we were sometimes quite ruthless in dealing with the predatory grifters that were part of their environment.
As an example, it was once a “thing” to “jam” a company’s long-distance telephone service onto some no-name scammer, because it was largely invisible to the victim until careful scrutiny of the next telephone bill. These guys would call in, ask for the name of the Office Manager, then put a workorder in to the main telephone connection saying that “XXX [the OM] had authorized a change to ZZZ telco [scammers] and sometimes forging a signature.
We had it done to us, once. And we were completely obnoxious about it so that it wasn’t so easy at the phone company level. And then we changed our procedures in our front office.
One day, I get a call from the reception desk, where a backup person was being trained. “Cooth, we have four people in the lobby wanting to talk to our office manager about long-distance.” So I got up, slipped on my jacket, walked down the hall past the security doors into the lobby, commented, “it’s a lovely day, why don’t we talk out front” and lead them out the front doors onto the walkway…..
And smoothly continued, “I’m Cooth, the VP of Operations here. We have previously been jammed and consider any contact from long-distance telephone companies to be a hostile act. The property line for public access is there, at the inner edge of that sidewalk, and our staff has been alerted to your presence and will be calling the police for trespass if you don’t stay on the other side of that line. We also own the two adjacent buildings. In addition, anyone allowing you electronic access into any building will be immediately fired. Goodbye.”
I then walked back in, and our usual receptionist said, “28 seconds, I think that’s a new record.” And I had a bit of a chat with the trainee.
PHONE NAZIS MUST DIE
We were so pissed when our long distance was shanghaied. The quality and reliability went to crap and we had deals in the works that needed instant responses. We noticed the issue within a week — long before getting a statement.
That’s almost as enjoyable as sex is.
Anyway, same place — we had a very senior executive contract for a “consulting arrangement” where he was going to kvetch to the consultants and they were going to recommend management changes to assuage his hurts. Frankly, we initially figured that some psychotherapy would be good for him.
So they settled in to our largest conference room and demanded access to our our internal network (and not just the internet). And we said, “no……”
Then they wanted our complete financial records (above and beyond those we’d disclosed for audited financial statements). And we said, “no……”
And they wanted access to intellectual property about how we made our stuff and readied it for customer delivery, and what potential products we had in the pipeline. And we said, “no……”
About this time, the original executive started getting frightened about the consultants’ broad-spectrum attack and asked that they leave. They made a bunch of long-distance phone calls to their lawyers…..and said that they had a contract. So the owner and the executive told me to get rid of them.
I went to the cardpass system and revoked their entry cards. I went to the network termination closet and personally pulled all their ethernet connections. While I was at it, the telephone connections to that room were on an adjacent wall, so I pulled them as well. I then moved to the closet where the electrical breakers were and cut the power to that room.
I was daydreaming about buying five yards of concrete with delivery into that room when they decided to pull out.
“You gotta show STRENGTH!”
Kidding aside, it’s about changing the rules of the game.
Them: “We’re a famous consulting firm.”
Us: “You’re vermin.”
Them: “We have our lawyers.”
Us: “We have your communications.”
Them: “We have geniuses.”
Us: “You have a bunch of wanking dorks standing around with no power.”
Here is an online test for color blindness that is fairly easy to do.
The “Normal” (trichromat & tetrachromat) result also shows what a picture of the different dichromat visons look like.
Note that I may be wrong about “Normal” including tetrachromats. It looks like the test may be detecting carrier women, which would probably be sensitive enough the other way to detect tetrachromats.
Neat, .. normal HA! … heh heh … that’s all the normal I have .. 🤨😜
Sadly, we all have to be normal about something! 😆 😜
I’ve taken that test twice and it shows I have Mild Tritan. I’m shaking my head at that. I don’t confuse blues and greens or yellows and violets. I see all different shades of blues and other colors.
Try it one more time, but REALLY STRETCH on the ones that you’re tempted to hit the “can’t tell” button – OR if you’re never hitting the “can’t tell” button, try hitting it on stuff where you’re just guessing. I clocked in as normal with several “can’t tell” responses, and I think they are likely controls.
If it’s still Tritan, then that means you’re likely just a CARRIER. This is why many people regard carriers as having “normal” color vision. The response of carrier women must be very close to normal, but this test can apparently detect the slight difference.
Test # 3, still a Mild Tritan. There were 3 or 4 out of 31 I couldn’t identify. You must be right about being a carrier, because I definitely don’t have a problem seeing color.
Steve, extraordinary! As an interior architect, I deal with plain eyesight of my clients. Not to mention my own eyesight.
When I was in college at my architectural and design school, there was a male student studying for the same major as I was.
In our first year, three semester classes included a color study class. It was intense, every few days creating a 6″x6″ piece with controlled torn pieces of colored paper to create a harmonious design and proportion of color. The instructor wanted to weed out anyone who could not edit proportions of color. This was a great goal.
At the end of the course, our one male colleague revealed that he was color blind. After all of the typical gasps, I immediately understood how he compensated.
If you think about painted color, one who is color blind can only rely on the VALUE of a color to combine colors to make them work. not the hue…thus, lights and darks.
In other words, a very light pink will coordinate beautifully with a darker orange or green or purple. the proportion would be about 20% or less to the other 80 or more. Pull another color of medium value into that and my colleague would play with the three values…1%, 5%, 94%…etc. Where he got stuck was a collection of more than three colors.
Somehow, he was able to get through this very intensive class. And I was taught a very valuable lesson about combining weird colors with each other if they had completely different values.
Fascinating. Color-independent aesthetics used to bypass color blindness.
Our god-daughter was in the Oregon architecture program, and it seemed like they ran it like Project Runway — “design a spring collection from Hefty bags and Styrofoam in six weeks.”
She had immense talent and won a design challenge at Fallingwater. But the mental abuse of the program washed her out.
Mental abuse and sleep deprivation. I still have the sleeping problem! Glad she endured as long as possible.
I remember the brick and craft paper challenge. How to hold up as many bricks as possible using craft paper. All I did was to roll up the craft paper I was given into a very sturdy column. It held five bricks.
Very creative! 🤗
PS I learned this in my color physics class, but seeing it work in reality paid off!
I know there are different kinds of color blindness, depending on which cones are missing. (Any one of three cones could be missing, or any pair of cones, or all three, that’s a total of seven possibilities, and I am sure there are additional nuances).
I wonder what your classmate had…I get the impression from what you wrote that he was strictly monochromatic?
I have picked up the skill over the years of figuring out how to de-saturate an RGB color (essentially mixing it with white or black); I *think* that corresponds to the saturation and value in the HSV system, but I just don’t quite remember.
All this talk of light and color reminds me of a thing in color graphics called “non-reproducing blue” that’s a pretty “baby” blue. We used it to write things that would not show up when the camera department made film that was then used to make metal plates for printing presses. Old old tech… I can see that color in my mind’s eye and one could get pens with that color.
Something similar for TV…chromakey blue. It wouldn’t show up on TV (or the camera could be set not to pick it up) so they could put in backgrounds, or whatever. Of course we’ve heard about that; apparently they usually use green nowadays.
One of the reasons technical green is preferred is that skin tones contain nearly none of it.
Indeed, no color acknowledgement.
Some of us can see such slight differences in color, it can be distracting. That’s why when I would match stuff in Photoshop, I’d ask for the RGB numbers. I can see the slightest differences.
Mine is better than most peoples’ believe it or not. (I was the only one who noticed the contrast striping in gui tables we were working on had a pink tinge to it…when I saw the RGB code for it, I was proved right; it had more red in it than blue or green.) But if one of the three values is only off by one or two, I can’t see a difference unless MAYBE two large swatches are side by side and then I might see the border line between them.
One fun issue is that colors are cultural — if you ask someone raised in the US, they will perceive a very slight blue as being “whiter” than regular white. Conversely, if you ask someone in, say, Argentina, they are likely to perceive a very slight pink as being “whiter” than regular white.
The makers of laundry detergent shift their blends accordingly.
I can, too. I am an artist, and I can color-match from memory. I can pick out a pillow to match the sofa without a sample. People won’t believe it until they’ve seen me do it.
The downside to being that color-sensitive for me is, any change in light drives me nuts. I have six different pairs of sunglasses for all different light conditions, and the lighting in my house has to be “just right,” or I get terrible headaches.
You might look into Irlen Syndrome. I was diagnosed at 22. It’s visual perception disorder where under unnatural light, vision can get distorted and you get headaches, etc. If I’m under fluorescent lights for any length of time, I start getting sleepy. There’s a specific spasm and nausea when the lights are really close.
For me, indoor lighting HAS to be old fashioned incandescent bulbs. So, where ever I live, window treatments let in a lot of natural light and the walls are a light color.
Thanks! I will look that up.
Same problem with fluorescent. Headaches, sleepiness and energy sapped.
Relived this in the hospitals of late.
Those are classic symptoms of Irlen. It’s actually a genetic thing related to being ambidextrous at any level. Both sides of the brain are competing for the same information and it short circuits. Dyslexia and dysgraphia have the same source. You just have to learn to live with it, and create work arounds.
Oh my, I am a southpaw but not in everything!
Feel-good news of about 1 month ago, but you may have missed. I read the original article where this broad was busted (referenced).
Columbia University axes doctor who inflated COVID credentials
It should first be noted that human color vision depends on triangulating on three wavelengths. Traditionally, this is RGB — Red, Green, Blue — in certain television schemes. It can also be Magenta, Cyan, Green in other schemes. Steve is hitting on Green, Teal, Yellow.
So long as the wavelengths are nicely spaced within the same range, interpretation will fill in the gaps and smooth out the edges.
Nope, I wasn’t claiming anything about cyan or teal…other than using it as an example of how constructing colors out of RGB can’t quite get it right (because the red cones respond to the green more than they would have to the original cyan).
Actually RGB is used when adding luminous sources, and magenta/yellow/cyan for pigments (which absorb some light). You wouldn’t want to play with a monitor that had magenta/yellow/cyan pixels, and you’d not want to print with red green and blue ink.
Color models… RGB (red, green, blue) used in computer and TV screens and is additive. So white is the combination of all three colors and black is the absence of all three colors. CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, black) is the opposite since it is printed on paper and the background is typically white. CMYK is a subtractive color model. I have never heard of a color model that uses teal. Somewhere around here, there’s a book or two on color models but I have not thought about colors in a long time. Thanks Steve!!
Teal is basically a dark cyan.
But I wasn’t trying to talk about a color model with cyan; I was describing how cyan would behave in the RGB color model. It cannot be made fully saturated in that model–not as much as “real” pure cyan would be like in a rainbow, because our eyes will respond to the green in green+blue with some “red” signal that will make it a bit paler.
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XXX letters before the @
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July 2, 2022 00:18
I have had to go through the horrors of our now non-existent healthcare system. I have a year’s worth of note pads full of daily interaction that boggles the mind of everything deviant in senior living to hospitalization.
The crux of the problem was that my father changed from having high blood pressure to low blood pressure after a surgery, the reason was from a horrific malpractice scalp radiation for melanoma from a dermatologist, and after corrective surgery, fell after being discharged with too much anesthesia still in his system.
Ok, that should have been enough.
The surgeries were to assist in the problem with the dermatologist but also delayed my father’s treatment of melanoma. which all turned into a worse carcinoma situation.
He was still was prescribed blood-pressure lowering medications which doomed him because at this point he had low blood pressure.
NO ONE COMPARED HIS BLOOD PRESSURE CONDITION TO HIS MEDICATION.
This involves about ten to twenty doctors and assisted living facilities that defied doctors’ orders for food and medications. No one caught this until I spoke with a doctor in April. He immediately changed everything, but not until after my father fell twice again and fractured his second and tenth vertebrae.
My father held nineteen patents for his company in telecommunications, fiber-optics, satellite comms, helped millions of people, developed systems for telephone, hospitals and defense, and yet the healthcare system basically killed him.
And I have so appreciated being able to at least read here every night. My solace.
Bless you all for keeping the torch. Bless Wolf for hosting this parish.
Our planet and its lovely people need it.
May God strike me down for revealing this message. I never meant to opine about this nightmare. Love you all, and if one of you can be helped by my post tonight, praise God!
no one minds…
My condolence for you loss. May God give you comfort and peace at this time.
I cannot imagine what you have gone through. Love and peace
Thank you so much! I hope something good will come of this.
What do they say “there is light at the end of the tunnel ?”
When sorrow strikes the weary soul
And tears not able to flow
The body aches a hundred deaths
Weariness holds its grip
The heart weeps
Shedding many tears
Carrying sorrow and pain
He who guards the narrow path
Points the way
Opens the gate
Hand of the Universe
Hold and cradle
Its wind flows through the soul
Repairs the broken wing
And lifts the human spirit high
That she once more can fly
My condolences. May God provide you with peace.
Bless you, darlin’. It is storming here in the Hudson Valley, and I so appreciate your calming words. My father would have a smile for your care, love and humanity!
I am very sorry for the loss of your father. I hope he is now dancing with Wheatietoo.
You just cemented my resolve NEVER EVER to put my Hubby into long term care or if I have to to watch the bloodsuckers LIKE A HAWK!
I am not putting my husband in one neither do I go.
singingsoul1, see my response up top!
Thank you I read your post. I can get care in the house this town is set up for it. God will guide us.
I took care of my husbands father until he past away in Queens NY then took his mother to OH and took care of her. I had 3 times a week for 4 hours each a person come in to help.
I see no problems for us.
Looks to me you did all you could do it was others out of your control who failed your father and you. ❤
Gail, I so do too!
I miss these people who graced us with their presence.
Please take my father’s story to heart and for the price of personal nursing, you would have the same situation with Medicare in skilled nursing, and there will not be enough staff.
Thank you for your kind words.
PS The first portapack television camera. 1964.
He worked hard to prepare for old age. Stolen for the enjoyment of the “givers” of somebody else’s money.
No truer words posted, Wolf. The expense of care-givers alone to augment the non-service of the medical/senior living community is only the beginning. I may write a book.
You want to write a blog post? Or two? I can make you an author! You don’t have to write it right away – whenever you want. Just a click of a button for me, and responding to an email for you. Then you write it when you’re ready and comfortable.
Think about it! Blogs turn “I could write a book” into reality, and people are HELPED by reading and learning!
It’s soon to become my new reality with parents 3 parents in their 80s/90s. I would really appreciate guidance from anyone who has gone through the experience.
Visit often. They should have a social worker type contact person you can meet with for overall care updates. If he was getting any type of therapy, I’d seek out the therapists for status updates. I’d go up to the nurses station and ask to see my Dad’s chart. I stayed on top of his meds. Did the Doc visit? Was he eating? Were his clothes, room, bathroom clean? Made friends with his nurses to know who was on what shift. I fortunately found a good nursing home, they would call me with any and everything at any time of the day or night.
Thanks bfly. My 91 yo dad (in-law but we’re very close) moved to independent living last August after he made it through cancer of the parotid (metastasized from a squamous cell). It took 4 months to get him properly diagnosed and treated only because I took him to a specialists at the Mayo Clinic. I’ve been with him for every appointment and treatment so I’m not a newbie but every day sadly moves us closer to end of life decisions. He’s really gone downhill the past few months. He’s neglecting his hygiene and barely eats. When we discuss it with him he denies there’s an issue. It’ll be horrible if we have to make the decision for him to move to assisted living.
I moved from MO to NYC when we found out my father in law had congestive heart failure.
He was a very kind patient person and it was a joy to take care of him.
They kept it hidden from us and one day when I called He was alone and he told me. Within a couple of days I packed up took my dog and drove to NY.
I hired someone 3 times a week for half day to help. The person bathed him and also cleaned some. Friends of my father in law came anytime they felt like it. Made a lot of coffee and someone supplied us with cake to serve. I was happy that he had so many visitors.
My husband by then had a new job in OH as professor. He flew weekends back to NY that gave me a little break.
Does he have dementia? My dad did, hygeine was non existent, denied anything was wrong. He would forget that he ate and fix breakfast repeatedly, overate at meals, I had to take food away from him.
Going downhill is also a lack of nutrition. If your dad won’t eat, he’ll eventually need a feeding tube. Get him on some Ensure or similar ASAP.
If he goes to hospital, make sure it’s for a 3day stay. (My dad fell a lot. Sent him to hospital via ambo)
A 3day stay will trigger 90days free in-patient rehab in a facility of your choice. They receive meals, intense therapy, and medical care. I used this option a few times to get a break. 90days renew after 6 months. Then home health follows once they’re released.
Home health care is usually Nurse 2x month. Occupational Therapy(shower) 1-2x week. PT 2-3wk week. These people will help you care for him. Ask Dr. if he can get home health without hospital stay, they may have a work around.
My dad lived with me for 2yrs until he had a stroke, then I had no choice but to put him in a home.
It’s challenging and stressful but there are resources available. Be sure to take care of yourself while you’re taking care of your loved ones.
Prayers up for you and your parents.🙏
No, he’s just an old coot who replies that he seldom took showers while serving in the army so why should he now?!
I buy him the highest calorie Ensure and reorder regularly so I know he’s at least drinking those. They definitely get a sweet tooth at that age but the problem is he ignores protein and vegetables for Ensure and desserts. I’m at least thankful that he’s ingesting high calories. He does take very good nutritional supplements and I help him put together his 2 week pill box so I’m pretty sure he’s taking them as needed.
He was married for 60 years and carried around quite a bit of extra weight back then (fat & happy as the saying goes) so he tells me he likes being trim now so no amount of arguing helps. His other argument he uses (he’s an engineer) is that input is adequate for output.
Thank you for your comments and suggestions!
YW. And yes, the older they are the MOAR stubborn. Everything’s a battle. *sigh*
At least my Dad respected the Dr and med professionals authority and would comply with them. Even though I said same thing he wouldn’t listen. He wore me out at times.
I think that respect is an age factor. Especially since COVID, I have virtually no respect. They are being controlled by beaurocrats who are only concerned with their financials governed by (government) COVID subsidies.
My mother in law was like that. Getting her to take a bath was a chore. Eating the same but we battled it out to German strong women 🙂
That is why having someone come in 3 days a week for 4 hours each was good. I ask them to clean her room change the bed twice a week and entertain her. It is good if they have someone different to speak too.
Was easier having her with us in the home she did not feel isolated or not wanted.
We also got someone one weekend a month to stay at the house with her so we were able to get away.
Having that is important when one takes care of parents. We cannot forget our needs and rest to be fresh for the person we care for.
She quickly began failing taking her out of her home . She hated the new surroundings even though we gave her the biggest room , Maybe in her home she was able to hide her forgetfulness .
She was a small woman so it was easy for me to help her where she could not.
Yes, my Dad was always nice to the home health people. He enjoyed visiting.
My late uncle, even as he was dying from acute myelogenous leukemia, would flirt outrageously with the nurses.
They all took such good care of him during his frequent bouts in the hospital — he was originally given six months to live and managed to carry on for almost three years. He was obviously in no shape to wrestle, and they seemed to take it as just letting them know he was still alive.
When he did die, they were despondent. So we sent them flowers. Had we been more sophisticated, we could have told each of them that he considered that nurse to be the prettiest, the cutest, the sexiest, the kindest, the most adorable, the one he couldn’t tear his eyes off of…..
He’d been doing that schtick since he was roughly 14, and was a pro at delivering it — even as his body was shutting down. I think the reason he could deliver it so well is that, to a certain extent, it was always true for him.
Wolf what a great idea. Yes I can learn not to fall in the trap.
That’s just awful. I am so sorry. I hope you have all this documented.
I do, DP. Not sure how to secure medical records, though.
The secretaries at most healthcare providers are often the people to talk to. Been there! 😉
We grieve with you, WSB. This place (and its inhabitants) is one of the most special on the planet thanks to so many. Thank you for sharing.
TY, TB. Wolf is a very special enigma! I only do this because I feel my family has been so victimized. And we are not alone. Please heed!
Yours Truly is so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. No problem with sharing what he and you went through — others of the denizens here have been sharing health information and issues.
IMO, the “medical system” was broken at least 20 years ago, but with the COVID planned disaster, it’s pretty much all “gone south.”
IMO, the notes you have — keep them. Especially the ones related to the assisted living facilities. IMO, there may well be grounds to file formal complaints at the very least.
Please stay around on the board here.
Sending Deep Comfort and condolences to you and yours.
CV, you are a gem! Always have been!
This rotten experience took place in your commonwealth! I am aghast at the state university, regional and city hospital system. We transferred my father after ten days of crap from a local hospital building with no one in it to a regional one, with above than average ratings, with suspect and low staff.
They needed a bed. We were told this 10 minutes after my father passed. The nurse who came in to make my mother sign off on whatever happened said her father, due to heart problems, was taken to another hospital system because they did not have enough beds for him at her place of work.
so sorry to read about your Dad!!!
I pray you find peace and comfort in your memories of him!
thank you, pat! you are wonderful!
I am very sorry for your loss.
“Modern” medicine is not very good, in my opinion. Too much of it is impersonal, one-size-fits-all, and out of touch with the patient.
Thank you for sharing your experience.
Spot on! And worse. Please just take care of your own, maybe Japanese style!
The ants who prepared are ground down under the foot of tyranny which welcomes locusts and starvation.
What a nightmare! I’m sorry for your loss and for what your father went through. It’s so hard these days because you have to constantly check on everything, even things that are the health professionals’ responsibilities. Something is broken in our health care system.
Yes, TT…we have no healthcare system, only a deathcare system. Designed.
They perfected the deathcare system during COVID. Bastards. I’m really sorry for your loss WSB.
So sad. THe medical people are horrible, especially with the unaccompanied and the elderly. I have many stories too. When my dad had his knee replaced I waited til he came out of recovery and went to his room for the night. Went up the next evening to find out a wicked nurse would NOT give him any pain medicine. He’d had NONE since the day before. THAT EVIL WITCH!! I went ballistic, they nearly called security on me. Knee replacement is supposed to be one of the MOST painful there is. I called the Dr. and the hospital the next morning and she was removed from the wing. I’m weird, but all my life anytime a loved one has been hospitalized, I’ve always gone daily to monitor their care. I went out of town for one week and they wound up killing my mother. 💔🤬 If you can always go to your elders Dr. appts so you can question what the Docs are doing. Go through their meds to see what they’re taking and why. I remember my Grandmother and her little suitcase full of pills back in the day. SMDH
There are no words. So sorry this happened. I’ve also experienced this with family. As far back as 20 years ago. Not sure what’s happened to the medical field, but lately I rank them up there with politicians and the media.
Yup. “Obamatized” they were. By Osatan himself.
NYC is out of control.
Whoops! Wrong one.. here ya go.
Lunatic Liberal NYC Mayor Mandates That All Kids Get the Ineffective and Unnecessary Covid Jab to Attend School This Fall
Just as predicted on this board when the FDA’s VRBPAC committee approved the injections for babies 6 months to preschoolers 5 years old — that school systems would start to “mandate” and “require” that all children be “vaccinated” in order to go to school.
Isn’t this the same Eric Adams who recently said he wouldn’t be mayor now if his then-girlfriend hadn’t aborted their baby years ago?
That is the way of it. Some entity comes in and does something seemingly innocent and beneficial and the next entity like Adams shows up and declares this is the way it is to be for all. Then the first entity gets to say “Not me, I didn’t do that” while the second one says “Not me, were following the science”. But of course it was some shadow entity from the beginning that gave both their script they want followed. It’s all rigged and scripts are many.
That video made me think it was a parody of your average SlowJoe cabinet member.
What I liked best in the vid was for once someone unmasked the little twerp right off the bat.
I knew Red Jen was short, but…..
We get gibberish from Joe and Kamala, now it’s Powell. What the heck is he talking about?
Oh wait… maybe he’s talking about this new fangled Liberal World Order Economy thingy? Sure, that has to be it. They likely are in strong shape to withstand the transition from free market capitalism to medieval feudalism. Gosh, if there’s a handbook out there that explains all this stuff, it sure would be nice if we all got a copy.
I seem to remember seeing a copy of Communism for Dummies awhile back.
My favorite part is after the tyranny is created, it’s just a short little trip through the tunnel that tyranny created to Shangri-La. It’s all pied-piper madness.
One song to explain it.
That sentence (and it is, in a way, a sentence) should scare the hell out of anyone within the reach of “The Fed”…
Satanic GEBs, all…
IMO, if that statement doesn’t scream Weimar Republic, nothing does.
That goes with this statement by Economist Michael Hudson on inflation and Fed plan to cut wages: A depression is coming.
Notice Hudson mentions the concepts of MONOPOLY and MONOPSONY A monopsony is a market condition in which there is only one buyer, or a few buyers. This is what happen to our farmers. There are about ten companies that control 80% of the food. They are a cartel so they set the price they BUY AT and then the PRICE they SELL AT.
Now add in the rest of what Hudson is saying. TRIPLE fertilizer costs, LOWER crop prices and BANKRUPT FARMERS…
Per usual they signaled their plans.
CNN 2009 – Betting the farm
Wall Street Investors Buying Up Farmland | Farms.com
Foreign Investors Buying Up American Farmland
Investors and pension funds are buying up farmland. What happens to the …
They are LYING through their teeth. My farm lost 2 foot of topsoil thanks to absentee ownership.
OH, and we get calls about SELLING our farm rather frequently. Our blacksmith (back in 2010) said his folks and their neighbors living in Oklahoma had Japanese buyers going door to door trying to buy land.
North Dakota citizens were starting to offer some serious push back against this gobbling up of land by the Cabal and foreign entities but just the other day they were under cut by their own Attorney General.
No doubt a SOROS placed AG. There is a very good reason Soros went for funding District Attorneys and AGs. Most people do not pay attention to them but Perkins Coie & a crooked AG can do a LOT of damage. For example, North Carolina has a voter ID law that was challenged and COOPER who was the AG REFUSED TO DEFEND IT. Thanks to ELECTION FRAUD COOPER IS NOW sitting in the gov seat.
..so, my read is, the fed chairman admits to using the American publics savings as a metric in determining where and when the bottom of the US economy is?
They assume they are are safe from the pitch forks and lamp posts until then?
..that’s thoughtful of them.
Reminder for everyone: there is no waiting period or background check on the sale of pitch forks or rope at any of the thousands of hardware stores across the nation. Be prepared.
Stay frosty ! 😉
Do not forget the FOUR DRAFT HORSES!
To duplicate von Guericke’s experiment? 😆
(but not using two hemispheres 🙂 )…..
First Tar and Feathers.😉
Now there will be 😀
Are they trying to deplete our extra savings?
The idea is to make people DEPENDENT ON THE STATE.
As Democrats spar over guaranteed jobs, universal basic income and $15 minimum wage, which would best help Americans?
Zero Hedge NAILS IT!
Universal Basic Income? IMF Calls For… | ZeroHedge
Now add in universal digital currency only available via an implanted RFID chip AND a Universal Social Credit Score and you have COMPLETE CONTROL OF THE WORLD POPULATION
That is sick.
leaders suck that is the best I can come up with 🙂
THEY think it’s extra savings…
I don’t think it’s enough (it’s NEVER enough)…
At least here in Germany, everybody saved, and saved, and saved.
Then came Druggie, erm, Draghi, and his ZERO and subZERO interest rates, which made savings more or less useless, and for large balances (more than 100,000 Euro), penalty ineterest (strafzinsen or “haircut”) actually REDUCED the balance! So, for folks with 100K in the bank, they could wake up and find their balance reduced to, say, 99K. “Perfect” socialist solution.
This is the same, anti-savings attitude that that idiot from the Fed has. Yet, if they were true to their duties and mission of their organization, they would ENCOURAGE savings…
Though, of course, the whole system is based on debt, fractional reserves being just as ephemeral as carbon “credits”…
May the Satanic folks at the Fed suffer the same fate as the moneychangers in the Temple when Jesus turned their tables on them and scourged them…
He’s crazy. People were traveling all over the place with stimulus money and businesses being closed. “Excess savings”..the average family getting by monthly….no way.
ALL YOUR MONEY [WEALTH] BELONG TO US!
Just like the Bourbon kings, the Russian Czars, Communism anywhere, and now the [DS] / WEF / UN / Cabal.
Along with the money goes the body of the individual — the state claims both belong to it alone.
Was there not a time when Americans were not allowed to own gold? Did they not have to give it to the government?
What about if the government does away with money and delete out bank accounts? My husband feels it will never happen.
Yes, FDR signed the Gold Confiscation act of 1933, just when people who owned gold could start cashing it in to buy food, pay the mortgage, etc.
That was evil.
Thanks, Steve. Very informative on JWST/colors – helps a lot. Full agreement on the rest.
Called this on here and other places in January, 2020. It still doesn’t go far enough as we know. I rather enjoyed being called a conspiracy theorist on this and with other things currently. It actually helped(s) me determine who my real friends are. You don’t have to agree with what I say/report, but you should respect my right to say it.
FWIW – with the passage Congress basically admits the government knew. They are thinking they are influencing the sheeple with more Russia, Russia, Russia, China, China, China, Iran, Iran, Iran with this. Deflection of truth never works out well in the end.
“We have met the enemy, and he is us.” Well said Commodore Perry, well said.
Joe Biden Didn’t Win !FJB
LESKO BRANDON !
Have a GREAT weekend everybody!
Verse of the Day for Saturday, July 2, 2022
“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.”
Proverbs 3:5 (KJV)
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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.
PLEASE PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER