Dear KAG: 20220928 Open Thread

https://youtu.be/9NIVIxwJZUc

I’m just going to go down the line.

American Stasi

The Washington Times noted that Patrick Eddington of the Cato Institute obtained redacted documents showing that U.S. Postal Service inspectors monitored the mail of some American citizens. The impetus for the move? These people were gun rights activists and had issues with the election of Joe Biden. The office spied on gun activists who attended a gathering in Richmond, Va.,  what the Times calls “far-right” groups who went to D.C. after Biden’s election, and even those who gathered to protest the shooting of Breonna Taylor. This particular operation also included digital surveillance through the Internet Covert Operations Program. The documents Eddington obtained showed that the operation in question ran from September 2020 to April 2021. There were disclaimers on the reports that stated that the surveillance was not intended to infringe on anyone’s rights but to give law enforcement intel about potential violent or criminal activity. The post office inspector general said that the moves were outside the scope of law enforcement and may not have had legal approval. The inspectors disagreed. In the interim, the Postal Service has agreed to a full review and to make sure that future surveillance is properly authorized.

We need postal inspectors. Back in the wild west days of the internet, I covered cases in which postal inspectors played key roles in intercepting child pornography and working with local law enforcement to lock up offenders. But the gun-rights activists and politically active Americans who were recently monitored were not doing anything illegal. Distasteful to some, but not illegal.

Why Is The Capitol Police Setting Up Regional Offices Across The Country?

There’s a Reason Conservatives are Becoming Less Tame

Did Obama and his leftist elites bother to talk to the Tea Party about its grievances? Absolutely not. Instead, they called the Tea Party racist. They claimed the Tea Party was a bunch of radical extremists. Then President Obama weaponized the IRS to attack the Tea Party supporters with abusive audits and denied their organizations the non-profit status the tax code said they were entitled to.

The constitutional rights of the Tea Party supporters were under assault. As the attacks escalated, the Tea Party morphed into a movement for constitutional adherence, government accountability, and America first. MAGA was born — though it wasn’t named yet.

And then Donald Trump came down the golden escalator. He didn’t create MAGA. MAGA drafted him. He agreed to fight for constitutional conservatives, and gave their movement a name — Make America Great Again. How very radical.

The movement needed an unapologetic standard bearer to represent them — its own George Patton. Donald Trump became that guy.

The Poisonous Politics of Pejorative

Remember back in the good old days, when our Democratic friends used to obsess about fundamentalists and the Christian Right? How they hated Jerry Falwell and the Moral Majority!

Obviously their concern must have eased up a bit by the time that presidential candidate Barack Obama was making patronizing remarks about “bitter clingers.”

But then, with presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in 2016, we learned all about the “deplorables.” Shall we rehearse her comments one more time?

“You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right?” Clinton said. “The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic — you name it.

Bless her heart.

Bless her heart indeed.

Red wave … or tyranny?

The midterm elections of 2022 are just around the proverbial corner. Will the long-predicted “red wave” come to fruition? Based on every piece of evidence, it should. Based on what has transpired over the past two years, it should. If everyone asks themselves, “Am I better off now than I was two years ago,” it damn well should. Logically, it is virtually certain to be the case.

However, unfortunately, a significant percentage of the electorate aren’t logical or rational. Ergo, even though many Democrats have revealed themselves to be clinically insane, that has not proven to be a deal breaker to the low information, highly entitled voter. And never underestimate Republicans’ ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of almost certain victory. Or Democrats’ ability to manipulate, project, rig, and gaslight.

These facts led me to ruminate a bit, and here is some of what I noted: every election that Democrats lose is an obvious, a priori instance of fraud, malfeasance, and Russian collusion. (So they claim.) These blatantly stolen elections have tragically and adversely affected the fortunes of Al Gore (think Florida), Hillary Clinton and Stacey Abrams, to name only a few.

What Does Fidelity to Our Founding Principles Require Today?

We’re all political people here, right? So we all know Senator Pat Geary? No?

He’s the Nevada senator portrayed at the beginning of “Godfather II.” He tells Michael Corleone, “I intend to speak very frankly to you—maybe more frankly than anyone in my position’s ever talked to you.” He tries to blackmail a mob boss and later ends up in bed with a dead hooker. I believe he was also a Democrat. So just about the only thing I have in common with Senator Geary is that I intend to speak very frankly to you.

What does fidelity to our founding principles require today? Let me begin to answer that question with a quote—perhaps a familiar quote to some or most of you. But it’s apt, and there’s always a chance some of you haven’t heard it, and/or that others can use a refresher.

The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected. Even when the revolutionist might himself repent of his revolution, the traditionalist is already defending it as part of his tradition. Thus we have two great types—the advanced person who rushes us into ruin, and the retrospective person who admires the ruins. He admires them especially by moonlight, not to say moonshine. Each new blunder of the progressive or prig becomes instantly a legend of immemorial antiquity for the snob. This is called the balance, or mutual check, in our Constitution.

Those words were spoken by G.K. Chesterton, a Brit, in 1924. He was speaking of the British Constitution, not ours. But the words strike me as especially apt to our situation.

A Bitter Pill for the Silent Majority

Every time you’ve allowed fear to control what you did or didn’t say; what they did or didn’t do was a win for progressivism. Because of that, you are part of the reason our country is in the shape that it’s in and it’s about time that you take responsibility for that. Now, wash that down and think about what you can do every day starting now to change that.

Believe me, it hasn’t been easy being called the names I’ve been called because of my politics. It wasn’t easy being the only person not wearing a mask in a store. It wasn’t easy being called a grandma killer because I chose to read the science myself and came to believe in the power of my immune system over taking a rushed vaccine. I know that simply believing in freedom and loving America is enough to set some people off, and I am comfortable in the knowledge that I am the opposite of everything I’ve been called. In fact, the hateful words of our political adversaries have been lost on me. They’ve been used as a weapon to silence me, and others like me, so much that they’ve lost all meaning.

Matt Gaetz Says RINO’s and GOP Elites Are Already Planning Business as Usual if Republicans Take the House (VIDEO)

Feckless GOP’s “Commitment to America” Is So Weak They Should Have Named it, “Hey, At Least We’re Not Democrats”

I can already hear the chorus of rebukes from those who claim to be “conservative” or “populist” but who are really just straight-ticket Republicans. “Don’t sacrifice the good to chase the perfect,” someone will say. Someone else will chime in with, “Weak Republican policies are better than strong Democrat policies.” Still, others will say, “You’re probably a Democrat pretending to be a Republican.”

In reality, I don’t pretend to be a Republican. I’m an America First patriot, and while I never have and never will vote for a Democrat, there are a whole bunch of Republicans on Capitol Hill who hasn’t done anything to earn my vote, either.

He’s Still the One

Only Trump defied the deep state empowered by his Republican predecessors. Only Trump has broken from the disastrous foreign policy championed by the conservative movement. Only Trump has taken on the mania for free trade and outsourcing. No other figure of the right has shown the same willingness to break with his own side’s orthodoxies.

Trump’s opponents on the right often describe themselves as “principled” conservatives. But this is no cause for boasting when one’s principles are bankrupt. The policies pursued by GOP elites since the Reagan era had plunged the nation into costly wars while accelerating the decline of the middle class. Trump promised to punish the architects of these failures. His rhetoric evoked the party’s older Eisenhower-Nixon tradition, which made peace with the New Deal and pursued realism and restraint abroad.

“Trump resisted the security apparatus.”

Trump resisted the security apparatus, which sought to keep him from office and then to remove him from it. He also disrupted the broad trend toward depoliticization. From immigration to transnational governance, elites in the years before Trump had removed fundamentally political questions from the realm of political contestation. Voters’ voices on these issues mattered far less than the determinations of elites wielding market rationality and supposedly non-political “expertise”—which just happened to serve their own interests. Trump’s rise promised a return of the political as such. So would his second term.

Trump also exposed the carnage caused by the neoliberal turn in American political economy and the neoconservative turn in foreign policy. For starters, there was the disaster of the post-9/11 wars, which most Republicans defended to the hilt—until Trump came around. “Obviously, the war in Iraq is a big, fat mistake,” Trump declared at a primary debate in South Carolina in 2016. “We have destabilized the Middle East.” The right’s foreign-policy experts were aghast. Yet Trump channeled the anger of military families and millions of others wondering what, exactly, the sacrifice had been for.

EXCLUSIVE: “Many People Are Becoming Aware of the Very Serious Coup d’état that is Being Carried Out by Supranational Powers” – Archbishop Vigano on the Election of Giorgia Meloni

There is a PDF of the letter/interview at the link.

What Are The Odds? Census Mistakes Overwhelmingly Benefit Democrats

A recent bombshell report reveals that U.S. census errors could provide significant and unfair advantages for Democrats in future elections, so naturally America’s corporate media have chosen to let those errors quietly slide.

Back in May, the U.S. Census Bureau released findings from its 2020 Post-Enumeration Survey (PES), a survey in which “the Census Bureau interviews a sampling of households across the country and then compares the results with actual responses from those households in the original 2020 Census records.” As noted by the Census Bureau, the results of the survey “cannot be used to change the final census count.”

While the agency found that the 2020 Census counts for 36 states and Washington D.C. were generally accurate, it also discovered that there were population undercounts in six states and overcounts in eight. When analyzing the states where significant counting errors were made, however, a startling pattern begins to emerge.

As detailed in the report, the six states that experienced population undercounts were Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas. All but one (Illinois) of these states voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 and 2020 elections and could be considered reliably Republican jurisdictions.

https://youtu.be/55xYeQ-wPRA

Tweets!

What got into the NY Slimes?

MEMES!

I kinda like the one on Martha’s VIneyard. Lovely pool.

https://twitter.com/buitengebieden/status/1574826051754201088

Have a good day y’all.

(I don’t remember who brought this to a daily in the comments, but thanks.)

And, of course, the obligatory George Carlin:

Per the Boss:

https://youtu.be/rbQgaHZOFZ0

Just ’cause I’m in the mood.

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JOB 9:1-12, 14-16

1Then Job answered: 2“Truly I know that it is so: But how can a man be just before God? 3If one wished to contend with him, one could not answer him once in a thousand times. 4He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength — who has hardened himself against him, and succeeded? — 5he who removes mountains, and they know it not, when he overturns them in his anger; 6who shakes the earth out of its place, and its pillars tremble; 7who commands the sun, and it does not rise; who seals up the stars; 8who alone stretched out the heavens, and trampled the waves of the sea; 9who made the Bear and Orion, the Plei’ades and the chambers of the south; 10who does great things beyond understanding, and marvelous things without number. 11Lo, he passes by me, and I see him not; he moves on, but I do not perceive him. 12Behold, he snatches away; who can hinder him? Who will say to him, `What doest thou’? 14How then can I answer him, choosing my words with him? 15Though I am innocent, I cannot answer him; I must appeal for mercy to my accuser. 16If I summoned him and he answered me, I would not believe that he was listening to my voice.

PSALMS 88:10-15

9my eye grows dim through sorrow. Every day I call upon thee, O LORD; I spread out my hands to thee. 10Dost thou work wonders for the dead? Do the shades rise up to praise thee? [Selah] 11Is thy steadfast love declared in the grave, or thy faithfulness in Abaddon? 12Are thy wonders known in the darkness, or thy saving help in the land of forgetfulness? 13But I, O LORD, cry to thee; in the morning my prayer comes before thee. 14O LORD, why dost thou cast me off? Why dost thou hide thy face from me?

LUKE 9:57-62

57As they were going along the road, a man said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” 58And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man has nowhere to lay his head.” 59To another he said, “Follow me.” But he said, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.” 60But he said to him, “Leave the dead to bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.” 61Another said, “I will follow you, Lord; but let me first say farewell to those at my home.” 62Jesus said to him, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.”

As always, prayers for the fight against that which seeks to enslave us are welcome.

Please include: President Donald Trump, the Q team, our soldiers in the field, special forces, tactical units, first responders and those working behind the scenes…and any and all people with family members in the hospital, COVID or not.

And…members of the QTree who no longer participate for one reason or another.

It is quite clear, as per Wolf’s message from July, that we are under spiritual attack. Building up a robust arsenal of prayer and discipline is a must in fighting the enemy and his minions.

In that spirit, the Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel from Tuesday’s threads, and the Breastplate of St. Patrick, not to mention the Litany of Humility are favorites recommended by exorcists in spiritual warfare.

SATIRE SECTION

FBI Storms Convent To Arrest Group Of Dangerous Pro-Life Extremists

BOSTON, MA — Chaos erupted at a local convent yesterday as a team of FBI agents aggressively stormed the building in the early morning hours. Sources say they had received multiple reports of it being a gathering place for a large group of dangerous, right-wing, pro-life extremists.

“We have been surveilling this terrorist organization’s hideout for several weeks and simply felt it was far too dangerous to allow them to continue meeting,” said Special Agent Josh Christophersen, who led the raid. “Allowing these types of devious extremist groups to fester is just too great of a risk.”

The FBI strike team, wearing tactical gear and carrying automatic weapons, used flash-bang grenades and tear gas to breach the doors of the convent before shouting orders and violently wrestling the building’s occupants to the ground. As the dust settled, it quickly became evident that this anti-abortion, conservative hate group was, in fact, the gathering of elderly catholic nuns who live at the convent.

Though questions were being raised about the use of excessive force against a group of old ladies, the FBI was quick to defend itself and its mission. “What do you want us to do? Let these dangerous people keep plotting to overthrow our democracy?” said FBI spokesperson Judah Powers at a press conference following the raid. “These people don’t believe women should be allowed to dismember and murder their own babies. The next thing you know, they’ll be disagreeing with performing gender reassignment surgeries on grade schoolers.”

Just one question…nuns in Boston? That was the first city to have issues.

https://youtu.be/czm8SIrpwBI

Cthulhu made that one.

There’s a new JP, but I gotta save something for tomorrow.

Ciao, my friends.

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cthulhu

I made what?

cthulhu

Ah, the “wiggly fingers of cthulhu” in the Babylon Bee video. And a nice cthulhu tat on the first example tart.

Honestly, I just stumble through and try to keep up.

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

Camel Day!!

TheseTruths

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Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

HOORAY FOR ITALY!!!

bflyjesusgrl 🍊 😎NUCLEAR MAGA😎

MIGA!!

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Just going to add a note here, which I already told Aubergine a couple of days ago.

My wife has a bunch of chores for me between now and winter, and I’m going to try to get most of them done well before the election, if possible. Therefore, you’ll be seeing somewhat less of me, for a few weeks, although I will try to check in at least once or twice a day to say hi and mop up trouble. I will also try to be active for the election and the aftermath.

When I’m done, I’ll be back on here with full attention to conversation.

I ask authors to be VERY wary of FIB spoofing posts by members here. Please leave all binned comments for me to figure out. Even if you are SURE you know who it is, DO NOT approve the comment. FIB is using very smart psychological and hacking tricks to make you think it’s really one of our posters, when it’s not.

I have no idea what they are intending to do, by coming in here and pretending to be us, but it can’t be good.

Please feel free to message me on Gab, or by PMTW, if need be.

Likewise, if anybody gets their comments binned, and you think you should not have been, please check your name, email, etc., in your reply widget, to make sure there are no errors. Posts usually go into the bin because of email address or name errors.

And with that, I will say good night, God Bless, and best wishes for a great fall season!

cthulhu

We are blessed already by having such a gracious host.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Thanks!  😊 

I will do my best to remain your host for as long as I can, but no matter what, I have faith in the Lord to watch over all of you, and to keep you in good and patriotic spirits.

“In God We Trust!”

smiley2

your wife is also blessed to have such an attentive husband.

good man !

 👍  😍  💖 

wowohwow1528

Will camp out accordingly … under a Wheatie-tree

wowohwow1528

.. opps forgot the tree … 🌳 …

Photo by Dương Nhân from Pexels: https://www.pexels.com/photo/silhouette-photo-of-trees-1328876/

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wowohwow1528

… 🤦‍♀️ …

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TheseTruths

To anyone who knows (in case Wolf is busy):
How do the spoofing posts work? Someone pretends to be one of us and posts under that person’s name? Then wouldn’t the real person realize he/she didn’t make that post and make that fact public?

cthulhu

Raspberry Pi supplies may be starting to unfreeze.

I just scored an 8G Pi4 essentials kit (UK version, so charger is wrong) from pimoroni.com. I could probably have gotten a US version yesterday, but had other concerns. They also have 1G versions in UK, US, and EU flavors.

The current Pi shortage has been 15 pounds of suck in a five pound bag, as I had several projects kitted out and could only partially complete them. Now, of course, I have to find all the pieces and reboot.

The Pi4 has gigabit ethernet and two USB 3.0 ports per unit, which makes it perfect for driving two USB 3.0 disks and hanging them off a gigabit switch.

Linda

Maybe this is why that baby that died from a blood transfusion got vaxxed blood:

Transfusion Confusion: American Red Cross Caught Mixing Vaxxed Blood With Unvaxxed Blood
https://uncanceled.news/transfusion-confusion-american-red-cross-caught-mixing-vaxxed-blood-with-unvaxxed-blood/

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Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Transplant rejection. WOW. It goes both ways.

So what this means is that both being vaxxed OR getting a “vaxxed transplant” can cause “transplant failure” – which in the blood is going to show up as clotting, or in a cornea or other solid transplant is going to show up as transplant failure. WOW.

cthulhu

Tomorrow, I get to revisit my routers. I already know that I’m going to be shamed at how little I’ve done to keep them up-to-date and how poorly I’ve documented things. As is my wont, however, I am going to type up some ruminations as I consider how I’ll attack the day.

To begin with, let’s talk about what a router actually is. Typically (nearly always), a router is a dedicated Linux-based computer made to perform as an appliance with vendor-created/licensed/maintained software (AKA “firmware”). The computer is fast-fast-fast on some things (copy gigabytes from one port to another), but is not very bright in others (calculate the root of 37x^2 + 22x + 19).

As built, it has certain capabilities determined by hardware. Only some of these will be called by the relevant firmware for that model of router. It is possible that you can have three different routers of a particular brand with essentially identical hardware but enough firmware differences for one to be a budget router, one a midline router, and one a premium business router.

The idea of a router is that it passes things between its ports depending on rules. These rules can be “X goes left; Y goes right”…..or the rules can be “if there is a conversation between A and B, they can continue talking to each other.” The rules can be “everyone in Zone A can think they are 168.192.1.XXX, but everyone in Zone B thinks they are 27.102.88.12” — where the router handles the difference [this is technically known as Network Address Translation, or NAT].

One thing that is seldom covered in discussion about routers is that they are everywhere. I am probably nine routers deep in one subgroup of the internet — and it’s not unlikely that Qtree is six routers down on another. And, truthfully, the most common attack on a router is an attack on a user or server that moves one level up. It is very difficult to attack a router in the middle of a communication chain. OTOH, it’s not nice to have a compromised router — https://routersecurity.org/whatcangowrong.php

Knowing that my ISP has a modem/router that I can’t control, and is likely to be insecure, the easiest way for me to have control over my security is to install a router under it — making the ISP’s router into a “middle router”. When the Fiancee refuses to keep her software up-to-date, I can install a “Fiancee router” under the “house router” to limit contagion.

More sophisticated routers that would work as house routers include features like inability to see from one port to another; inability to access Admin from all physical ports but one; MAC whitelists; IP monitoring; and DNS monitoring. These must all be configured. And it’s best if the manufacturer’s firmware is up-to-date.

If it is not, the DD-WRT, OpenWRT, and Tomato projects provide FOSS firmware for commercial routers — frequently with better features than the manufacturer’s firmware.

cthulhu

I had an interesting two-hour conversation with a homeless person this afternoon. Very intelligent and well educated, and quite possibly insane. A nice guy.

pgroup2

Sounds like most of us here.

[j/k]

RAC

Re the pipeline i just saw this…
“………huge economic losses for those who invested in these projects – Gazprom, the German energy companies Wintershall Dea AG and PEGI / E.ON, the Dutch infrastructure company N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie, leading French energy company ENGIE. Losses also for those who gave money, for example, financed SP-2 – two private German energy companies – Wintershall Dea and Uniper, as well as Austrian OMV, French Engie and British-Dutch Shell. Please note that Wintershall Dea and Engie are both co-owners and creditors……”
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Will their investments be covered by insurance?

cthulhu

Great question, being that our rogue US government blew ’em up.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Whatever happened, George Soros made a killing on this. He knew it was coming from his family friend Tony Blinken.

pgroup2

Yes maybe. Acts of war are not covered. So it depends on how they say it happened.

cthulhu

I think it’s part of all mail carriers’ union contracts, but their normal hours are off on Sunday and with a rotating day off in between. Week one, it’s Sunday and Monday off; week two, it’s Sunday and Tuesday off; week three, it’s Sunday and Wednesday off….and so on.

My mail carrier’s day off was Monday, and her husband (they have two kids, he works nights) took some PTO time. They were going to have breakfast Monday and have some together time.

Instead, the transmission in his car went out and they discovered that “Franchise Tax” had snatched $7800 from his account. Mind you, he doesn’t do “Franchise Tax” from that account and it went into overdraft for most of the transaction.

mollypitcher5

These are the horror stories that make me cringe doing some banking online. I don’t ever use a phone for that stuff but computer..yeah.
And if this happened at IRS direction ..omg

kalbokalbs

IIRC, prolly a year or so ago, I posted about Franchise Tax Board (komifornia version of IRS) intended to confiscate $42K from me.

Briefly what happened.

  • Left CA in 2001 for HI. Left Hi in 2004 for VA.
  • One piece of mail, tax document, showing large profit on HI house went to daughters home, in CA. Used her address until I established decent address in VA.
  • Transited CA, while traveling HI to VA. Zero nights in CA.
  • ~2008 CA Franchise Tax Board sent me a certified letter saying I owed them $42K for unpaid taxes and penalties from tax year 2004.
  • CA Franchise Tax Board demanded I pay $42K within whatever days or they’d seize my VA home. Seize. I owned the home free and clear, so this was all the more terrifying to me.
  • Several weeks with LONG phone calls, certified package to Franchise Tax Board.
  • Sent copies of all Federal Tax records showing my residence in HI and VA from 2001 to 2008. Never CA resident in that time frame.
  • Ultimately got Franchise Tax Board to agree to a Cease Fire. Never admitted they were wrong.
  • Franchise Tax Board = Thieves.

^^^ Another reason I loath CA. ^^^

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pgroup2

I beat them once, many moons ago.

gil00

Nasty!!!!!

smiley2

storm surge recorded…Key West…6 hrs ago…as Ian approached…just as power went out…

video..

a second eyewall has formed…a very bad development…that means the hurricane force windfield has expanded.

catastrophic for Ft Myers/Naples/Cape Coral areas.

now a Cat 4.

smiley2

maximum sustained winds 140 mph

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Cat 4 most likely at landfall…still a Cat 3 as it pushes inland NE into Arcadia…and maintaining lower but still hurricane force winds likely up into Orlando.

…as it crawls…

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smiley2

rapidly intensifying…

now at 155 mph

wowohwow1528

Thank you very much DePat, “top drawer 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟” …. God bless you and your loved ones abundantly always .. 🙂

https://youtu.be/nYHfwSIl50M

Lawyers, Guns, and Money

https://youtu.be/wT9XlQi0yew

wowohwow1528

Lawyers, guns and Money … Que to 53 seconds to get to the gist of it … 😜 …

(I’m not a patient person anymore, .. you get older and it “let’s get this show on the road”

… 🤫 .. 😝

wowohwow1528

Love the howling wolves, and wolfettes … it kind of stirs up the Transylvanian blood …

wowohwow1528

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pgroup2

Both of those songs were written by a friend of mine (Leroy P. Marinell – now deceased).

Every time we’d hear one on the radio, we’d say “another penny for Roy” (royalties).

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Fascinating!

wowohwow1528

That’s pretty cool, 😎👍😉🤚

duchess01

BE MY VOICE

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BABY LIVES MATTER

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JESUS LOVES THE LITTLE CHILDREN

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duchess01

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.

AMEN.

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Gingersmom2009

I love this novena.

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duchess01

PLEASE PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER

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wowohwow1528

https://www.intouch.org/read/daily-devotions/confronting-conflict

https://youtu.be/lTHr9UcvWko

5. Psalm 89:13-15. Your arm is endowed with power; your hand is strong, your right hand exalted. Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you. Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, LORD.

Numbers 6:24-26

24 “‘“The Lord bless you
    and keep you;
25 the Lord make his face shine on you
    and be gracious to you;
26 the Lord turn his face toward you
    and give you peace.”’

God bless you all …

God bless you and your family W00lf abundantly, always, and many thanks for all you do.

Aubergine

Oh, this is about that guy whose press conference I posted! He is awesome! So smart, calm, and intelligent.

Tonawanda

Before reading the thread, I want to say something about yesterday’s discussion on not talking to LE. I do not believe this has been mentioned.
 
All the information about remaining silent has been great. BUT —
 
There is actually one thing which CAN be said which might be helpful:

I WANT A LAWYER NOW!
 
The legal consequences may vary among jurisdictions in saying this. But it CANNOT hurt.
 
JMO, nothing more, but ….
 
In some jurisdictions, these words REQUIRE LE to stop questioning immediately.
 
BUT: the words must be unequivocal: I WANT A LAWYER NOW. Contrast: DO NOT ask whether it is advisable to get a lawyer; or express your intent to get a lawyer in the
future; or “threaten” to tell your lawyer. etc.
 
WRONG: “should I get a lawyer?” “Am I entitled to a lawyer?” “I’m going to get a lawyer!” “Wait until my lawyer hears about this” “I had a lawyer on my other case.” 
 
RIGHT: I WANT A LAWYER NOW. I WANT TO SPEAK TO A LAWYER NOW.
 
This practice invokes your 6th Am right, as well as your 5th.
 
Here are some random thoughts about this practice:
 
The temptation to talk is powerful, and LE knows ALL the tricks to get you to talk.
Part of the leverage they have is your ingrained sense of duty, PLUS the ingrained sense of protesting innocence, both of which are powerful psychological tools. This practice helps to focus the mind on the essentials. 

SHUT UP AND ASK FOR A LAWYER NOW.
 
This relieves you from dealing with anything else.
 
Notice how I said two things: I want a lawyer NOW – AND – I want to SPEAK to a lawyer NOW. This is wearing suspenders and a belt. The point is to convey to LE that you want a lawyer to intervene NOW, and that you want to consult a lawyer NOW. Those are two close but separate concepts. The “NOW” part is critical. And it is always “NOW” when you say “Now”, so repetition does not wear the demand out.

Whether you are in custody or not in custody makes a legal difference possibly, but do not worry about the question of custody. Each and every time LE attempts to engage, repeat the same demands.

LE will try to deny that you made those demands for a lawyer. So, just some thoughts about that issue. There are a number of people out there who have a well-established suspicion that they might be on the receiving end of a visit or attempted interrogation.

 Consider getting a lawyer NOW. OK, I realize this is a BIG thing. And it is NOT necessary, it is merely very helpful. It does not matter what kind of lawyer. If your cousin does real estate closings, that is OK. The important thing here, I am guessing, is to fully apprise the lawyer of your concerns. Tell him you want his card. You want to give to LE while you are demanding to have a lawyer. Again, this is not necessary. But it is much harder to lie about or deny your demand if you hand a lawyer’s card to LE. Agree with the lawyer how it will be handled when the visit arrives. 
 
I said a real estate lawyer is OK, and that is true, legally. But far more preferably, you want a lawyer conversant with the intricacies of the 5th and 6th amendments and their state equivalents. That means a criminal lawyer, most likely. 
 
It is preferable that your lawyer ACTUALLY represent you for purposes of LE visits. Pay him ten bucks to retain him, and agree with him that he will represent you on all matters pertaining to attempted questioning by LE
 
This issue has 2 tiers. First, that you invoke your right to an attorney. This is perfectly OK, and necessary. “I WANT A LAWYER NOW. I WANT TO SPEAK TO A LAWYER NOW.”
 
The second is that you are ACTUALLY represented by an attorney. This requires more preparation. It requires that you and the lawyer agree that he will represent you on all matters relating to attempted LE questioning. “I have a lawyer and I want to speak to him NOW” is, legally, a more powerful position to be in, although not strictly necessary. That means that LE CANNOT even speak to you, except through your attorney. Giving LE your lawyers card (of which you have many) is evidence of what actually happened, and puts them on the defensive.
 
LE will give you a song and dance, and question you about your lawyer, etc etc. DO NOT respond. They are undermining you. You have ZERO obligation to explain about needing a lawyer, or having a lawyer.
 
The first part, about DEMANDING a lawyer, anyone can do and should do. It is easy and effective to do.
 
The second part, about actually having a lawyer, requires that you actually have retained an attorney and come to an understanding with him. LE will call him in an attempt to undermine you, so he has to know what to do. If a person is pretty certain about a visit, this is what makes sense to be prepared.

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kalbokalbs

Great advice.

Aubergine

Here’s my problem; I do not have money for an attorney.

So, if they want to question me, I am going to tell them the dilemma. I won’t say one word without an attorney, but I can’t afford one. So they’ll have to arrest me so I get one court-appointed. If they can’t arrest me, then I can’t say a word.

Then I’m gonna start singing “Amazing Grace.”

We’ll see what happens.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

I like this strategy.

Aubergine

🙂

Tonawanda

DO NOT TELL THEM YOUR DILEMMA! PERIOD. That constitutes “talking” to LE.

The is absolutely the hardest part for people to get. And most people do not get it. DO NOT TALK TO LAW LE. PERIOD.

You do NOT need an attorney to invoke your right to an attorney. All you need to say is I WANT AN ATTORNEY. I WANT TO SPEAK TO AN ATTORNEY. Period. Those are magic words which mean, legally, STFU, I refuse to talk to you, and you have no right to even question me.

Aubergine, you and no one else has any problem invoking your right to an attorney, even if you have no attorney. Let THEM figure out how that will be done, if ever.

You may or may not know right away if you are under arrest. It does not matter. “I want an attorney” and “I want to speak with an attorney” is the legally required magic WORDS which mean STFU and stop questioning me.

Once you start “explaining” ANYTHING, they will use that against you somehow.

If you are NOT under arrest, they will be obligated to shut up and go away. That does not mean they will, but their legal obligation to do so might be favorable to you later.

If you are arrested, the judge will ask you if you can afford an attorney. That is the time, and the only time, when you should speak.

When you get the visit, you can remain totally mute, and should, until you see what happens. But that is very hard to do for most people. I WANT AN ATTORNEY obligates you to do nothing, but it does obligate them to do something, regardless of whether you have an attorney or not. Let THEM worry about that.

Aubergine

Awesome! Thanks for the advice!

The “difficulty” of remaining mute is why my plan is to sing hymns. AFTER, of course, I ask to speak to an attorney NOW.

mollypitcher5

Belt out the hymns as they’re walking up to the door !

Aubergine

Lol! I was belting out The Star Spangled Banner in the car today. Maybe I’ll lead with that!

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

Yankee Doodle might not be a bad one…that was a revolutionary war example of the Other Side trying to mock patriots by giving them a derogatory name, and the Patriots deciding to wear it proudly.

Sort of like “Deplorable.”

Aubergine

Love it! And I know the words!

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

Actually…I just found out. The Brits sang it to mock the colonial militia during the Seven Years War (a/k/a French and Indian Wars) even though they were on the same side in that war.

Aubergine

Ah, well. I like it. And I know what a “macaroni” is. When I was a kid, I thought they were singing about pasta!

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

I wasn’t saying this to discourage you; I was correcting my own mistaken history.

Wikipedia lists about 20 verses, so it’ll be a job to memorize them all if you haven’t already.

Aubergine

Oh, jeez! I’ll be happy to sing a couple of verses over and over.

Besides, that would be more annoying!

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

Yes, it certainly would! 😀

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

And this is fun (from Wikipoo)

During the aftermath of the Siege of Yorktown, the surrendering British soldiers looked only at the French soldiers present, refusing to pay the American soldiers any heed. The Marquis de Lafayette was outraged and ordered his band to play “Yankee Doodle” in response to taunt the British.[35] Upon doing so, the British soldiers at last looked upon the Americans.[36]

Aubergine

Lafayette was cool. I had an ancestor cousin who hosted him in his home in Williamsburg on Lafayette’s “grand tour” of America in 1824-25.

Another line of ancestors named multiple sons Lafayette. It persisted for a long time, with one eventually name “Fate,” which I thought was a great name.

Aubergine

Trust me, if I start singing, people WILL be looking at me!

scott467

“Yankee Doodle might not be a bad one…”

____________

They probably get hymns and patriotic songs all the time, wouldn’t even faze them.

Maybe try something completely different.

Maybe like You Shook Me All Night Long (AC/DC).

They’d never expect you to be belting that out at the top of your lungs, as they walked up to the door… 👍 😁

Working double-time on the seduction line
She’s one of a kind, she’s just a-mine all mine

Wanted no applause, just another course
Made a meal outta me, and come back for more

Had to cool me down to take another round
Now, I’m back in the ring to take another swing

That the walls were shaking, the Earth was quaking
My mind was aching, and we were makin’ it

And you…

Shook me all night long…


😆

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scott467

I was gonna suggest Bohemian Rhapsody, but they’re already seen that one… 😜

[pretty amazing for a drunk guy!]

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANmuyyx6QAk

cthulhu

I thought King Crimson’s “Indiscipline” might have them questioning their own reality….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnGD8RI0kGQ

*******************************

[Verse 1]
I do remember one thing
It took hours and hours but..
By the time I was done with it
I was so involved, I didn’t know what to think
I carried it around with me for days and days..
Playing little games
Like not looking at it for a whole day
And then, looking at it
To see if I still liked it
I did

[Verse 2]
I repeat myself when under stress
I repeat myself when under stress
I repeat myself when under stress
I repeat myself when under stress
I repeat-
The more I look at it
The more I like it
Heh, I do think it’s good
The fact is…
No matter how closely I study it
No matter how I take it apart
No matter how I’ll break it down
It remains consistent
I wish you were here to see it!

[Outro]
I like it

Tonawanda

I love it!

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Just taking this moment online to thank you deeply for this advice! After watching the Duane videos, I was convinced of his strategy, but he did little in the way of giving me TACTICS. You filled the gap, and for that I am grateful! Bravo!!!

Aubergine

🙂

TheseTruths

DO NOT TELL THEM YOUR DILEMMA! PERIOD. That constitutes “talking” to LE.

^^^This. Information is power, and we can’t always know how info we give will be used — even if we think that info is harmless. That’s how innocent people get framed.

Example:
Suspect: “I can’t afford an attorney.”
Suspect gets arrested and is able to find attorney they can afford, or a relative pays for a good attorney, or an attorney takes the case pro bono. Despite those mitigating circumstances, the suspect could be accused of either lying or trying to manipulate law enforcement.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Thank you, Tona! This is very useful.

TradeBait2

Thanks for the effort you put into this, DePat.

Prayers for FL. Having spent some vacations in the Ft. Myers area in the 80s and 90s, not happy about this. Posting with some others on a sports site and it sounds rough around the Port Charlotte/Punta Gorda area. May everybody stay safe.

For Aubergine on the natto effect – blood tests are all in normal ranges except for LDL, which increased 10%. HDL improved 15%, Glucose improved as well. All liver and kidney functions are good. Anecdotal as all get out as I have eaten like a pig and gained three pounds in the 19 months since my last blood panel results. Also had the COVID flavor of the month in June of this year. I have consumed more eggs, bacon and such as I have since a teenager. I wanted to see first hand what the effect would be on somebody my age.

I timed the results for the start of my personal health rebuild project. I head to the chiro today, have started my fitness walking and golf game back up with our daughter, and begin more disciplined nutrition. Let’s see what happens.

RDS

TradeBait2
This is good news!

Aubergine

That sounds great! You are doing awesome, and the natto is probably helping. For cholesterol, I don’t pay as much attention to the levels as I do the cholesterol ratio:

  1. LDL/HDL ratio is simply the LDL level divided by the HDL level. LDL/HDL ratio is one of the most popular measures of heart disease risk.
  • Ideal: below 2.0
  • Good: below 5.0
  • Too high: above 5.0

It’s easy to calculate, here is an online calculator:

https://www.omnicalculator.com/health/cholesterol-ratio

I lived in Fort Myers for about a year with my ex-husband’s family. Their house was right on the water. It’s scary to think about, because that house will most likely be under water at some point in the next day or so.

TradeBait2

Thanks for the info. They show me high at 3.1 on the LDL/HDL ratio. I have been consistent for 20 years give or take 2 tenths above or below 3.0. Ridiculous – such scammers.

SMH at the video of the Naples/Ft. Myers area. Beautiful Sanibel Island is going to be under water along with Captiva.

Aubergine

3.1 is good! Excellent news. And yeah, the whole “high cholesterol” thing is totally a scam.

The situation in Florida is awful.

pgroup2

Bacon and eggs is disciplined nutrition.  😉 

gil00

Pretty nice looking alternative to a traditional omelet.

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gil00

Thats what that looks like. I need to eat like that more often.

kalbokalbs

Three cheers for BACON and eggs. 🙂

bflyjesusgrl 🍊 😎NUCLEAR MAGA😎

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SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

He said he is beginning “more disciplined nutrition”

So basically he’s going to eat more bacon and eggs…at least, that’s how I read it.

pgroup2

Hee-hee.

TradeBait2

Boom! 👍

RDS

Good Energy and prayers to Cuppa, michaelh, and to all others who post / read / lurk here who live in the EU.
Good Energy and prayers to GA/FL and to all others who post / read / lurk here who live in the path of Hurricane Ian.

gil00

Michaelh is in eu? I thought tx?

RDS

You may be correct. Yours Truly was under the impression that he’s in the EU. Anybody know for sure?

bflyjesusgrl 🍊 😎NUCLEAR MAGA😎

Up near Dallas methinks.

phoenixrising

Intel Slava Z

The State Duma will hold an unscheduled meeting on October 3 – Volodin

Earlier, the speaker of the State Duma said that the regional week would be postponed to a later date in order to make the necessary decisions based on the results of referendums in the DPR, LPR, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions.

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State Duma October 3.
Federation Council October 4th.

Will accept new subjects in the composition of the Russian Federation.

phoenixrising

Intel Slava Z

Everything has a positive side. In the undermining of the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines, too.

Yes, huge economic losses for those who invested in these projects – Gazprom, the German energy companies Wintershall Dea AG and PEGI / E.ON, the Dutch infrastructure company N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie, leading French energy company ENGIE. Losses also for those who gave money, for example, financed SP-2 – two private German energy companies – Wintershall Dea and Uniper, as well as Austrian OMV, French Engie and British-Dutch Shell. Please note that Wintershall Dea and Engie are both co-owners and creditors.

But, such a turn of events removes rose-colored glasses in the first place from Europe. The Americans make it clear that they will not allow the independence of the EU countries, they are holding them as a fodder economic base for their economy, they will not allow Europe to develop in cooperation with China, they will interfere with building independent transport trade routes from Asia to Europe. And to achieve these goals, the Americans will take any action. War, terror, sanctions, economic strangulation, assassinations of leaders – everything is being used. We all know about it.

However, there is something new. Yesterday, for the first time, Europe so openly experienced it for itself. Undermining gas pipelines is committing a terrorist act against Europeans with the clear intention of forcing them to buy only the gas that is approved by the United States. In vain, in general, Scholz went to the countries of the Persian Gulf to look for LNG and oil products for Germany, this only provoked Washington

para59r

Concerning the new pipeline out of Norway. Apparently it will fulfill half of Poland’s needs when the pipe line reaches full capacity. Nothing for the rest of the EU, to include Germany. It will be pumping 80% capacity by 1 January ( a second story says that schedule has been moved up to by the end of November due to an accelerated schedule. Both stories have the same date.)

Opening the new pipeline obviously will be a net positive unless you compare to what they might of had should Nord 1 & 2 began pumping.

Also would Poland go ahead and sell a portion to Germany anyway? Likely as they tend to seek a profit from their own products at the expense of their people, but it remains to be seen. Either way they and the rest of the EU are certainly still not out of the woods yet.

Fine print: “Norway’s Equinor said on Friday it had entered into a 10-year agreement to sell natural gas to Poland’s PGNiG in a deal covering a volume of 2.4 billion cubic metres (bcm) per year, or around 15% of Polish annual consumption. The Baltic Pipe has an annual capacity of 10 bcm.”

Addionally not mentioned in either story, but elluded to perhaps, Poland’s current set up to share oil natural gas from the rest of EU will likely be curtailed. I’m just guessing on this, but it would be an additional reduction to factor in I’d think so the net positive effect on this new pipe line I don’t think is settled yet.

https://www.euronews.com/2022/09/27/baltic-pipe-norway-poland-gas-pipeline-opens-in-key-move-to-cut-dependency-on-russia#vuukle-comments-2074982

https://www.tellerreport.com/news/2022-09-27-poland-inaugurates-strategic-new-gas-pipeline-with-norway.SyM9Xnalfo.html

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phoenixrising

Bernhard has more to say in his long piece I just poste … you may find it interesting.

RAC

“Norway’s Equinor said on Friday it had entered into a 10-year agreement to sell natural gas to Poland’s……..”
At what price I wonder, todays inflated price or the pre war price, it’s still coming out of the ground at the pre war price.

phoenixrising

via Bernhard (in Germany) at MoA :

A long piece … but Bernhard is nothing if not thorough… he sources his facts…

A ‘Red Pill’ for those willing to research for themselves

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Whodunnit? – Facts Related to The Sabotage Attack On The Nord Stream Pipelines

For decades the U.S. opposed European projects to receive energy from Russia. It wants Europe to buy more expensive U.S. oil and gas.

the Lemniscat @theLemniscat – 15:56 UTC · Sep 27, 2022

US plan was always to stop EU buying Russia’s gas

2014

Rice:”You want to change the structure of energy dependence. You want to depend more on the North America energy platform … to have pipelines that don’t go through Ukraine & Russia”

https://youtube.com/watch?v=aF0uYIjaTNE

Europe’s, and especially Germany’s industry, depends on cheap energy from Russia. Without it Europe will be de-industrialized and go broke.
The U.S. had threatened to disable the pipelines connecting Europe to Russia.

ABC News @ABC – 9:59pm · 7 Feb 2022

Pres. Biden: “If Russia invades…then there will be no longer a Nord Stream 2. We will bring an end to it.”

Reporter: “But how will you do that, exactly, since…the project is in Germany’s control?”

Biden: “I promise you, we will be able to do that.”

abcn.ws/3B5SScx

Currently the U.S. is winning its war on Europe’s, mainly Germany’s, industries and people. Yesterday’s sabotage attack on the Nord Stream I and II pipelines, which are supposed to bring Russian natural gas to Germany, mean that the the war on Germany has entered its hot phase.

A question remains: Whodunnit?

Cont. reading: Whodunnit? – Facts Related to The Sabotage Attack On The Nord Stream Pipelines

Posted by b at 9:56 UTC

kalbokalbs

Well before November 3, BiteMe said they’d cheat.

  • ^^^ Election was stolen.

February 22, biteMe said there won’t be a NordSTream 1 & 2, if Russia went into Ukraine.

  • ^^^ No Coincidence.
phoenixrising

Agree Kal

para59r

Just makes a note of this. Read a book some near twenty years ago. Sci-Fi/Cyber punk novel. Big book, called “Mother of all Storms”. Great book. Set in our future, lots of high tech and real crime getting committed at level we’ve yet to see. Anyway,

The story begins with Kazakhstan detonating an under water nuclear explosion in the vicinity of the Bearing Straights to test out their new nukes. This resulted in the accidental release of a huge pocket of methane into the earths atmosphere which raised global warming to uncharted levels causing massive storms that stripped islands like Japan, Hawaii and Puerto Rico bare as well as being able to cross Mexico.

I’m aware they are saying the release of methane from the pipeline was huge. Not sure about amount and effect, but might this be a cause for concern and an additional motive for the Globalists to fashion “a oh look there’s certainly global warming happening now”, while ignoring the cause (pipe line destroyed).

This is a typical review of the book from Good Reads.

This book is crazy, disgusting society mixed together with incredibly well-researched meteorology. You wouldn’t think that would make a good novel, but I couldn’t put it down, and re-read it often.

I’ve read quite a few of Barnes’ novels, and he clearly is very serious about his research. Mother of Storms has (as far as I as a layperson can tell) an incredible level of detail and accuracy in the science. Every plot point is backed up with huge amounts of science info-dump that somehow manages to be both useful and fascinating. He makes the process of hurricane creation in the Pacific into something foreboding, frightening, and exciting.

His people – especially in this particular society – are likeable, flawed, and deeply deranged on some level. These are people who have grown up in a society where random gang rapes are broadcast on a media system called XV, where the viewers can hear, see, and feel everything the person is feeling. This is only mildly creepy to them, but this is also clearly a case of unreliable narrator – you’re supposed to see this and be horrified by it, even though the characters are numbed to it. One character, an XV star of a “news” program, has been modified to look more like a Barbie than Barbie, and even though the world loves what she looks like, it’s hard to look past things like a surgically implanted mesh that keeps her tummy flat and ligaments added to keep her ridiculously large implants perky. Internally, she’s one of the most sympathetic characters – an actress who just happened to make it big and loves to re-read The Hobbit to relax.

This book always makes me think. It helps me reflect on the current state of the world, politically, socially, and especially as relates to climate change. Even how the humanist Singularity vision of uploading human consciousness to computers could happen. It manages to be a very hopeful book, regardless of the dark subject matter.

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1416715.Mother_of_Storms

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para59r

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/sep/28/nord-stream-methane-gas-leaks-may-be-biggest-ever-with-warning-large-climate-risk

Nord Stream 2, which was intended to increase the flow of gas from Russia to Germany, reportedly contained 300m cubic metres of gas when Berlin halted the certification process shortly before Russia invaded Ukraine.

That volume alone would translate to 200,000 tonnes of methane, Cooper said. If it all escaped, it would exceed the 100,000 tonnes of methane vented by the Aliso Canyon blowout, the biggest gas leak in US history, which happened in California in 2015. Aliso had the warming equivalent of half a million cars….

…“My scientific experience is telling me that – with a big blow-up like this – methane will not have time to be attenuated by nature. So a significant proportion will be vented as methane gas.”

Unlike an oil spill, gas will not have as polluting an effect on the marine environment, Allen said. “But in terms of greenhouse gases, it’s a reckless and unnecessary emission to the atmosphere.”

Germany’s environment agency said there were no containment mechanisms on the pipeline, so the entire contents were likely to escape.

The Danish Energy Agency said on Wednesday that the pipelines contained 778m cubic metres of natural gas in total – the equivalent of 32% of Danish annual CO2 emissions.

This is almost twice the volume initially estimated by scientists. This would significantly bump up estimates of methane leaked to the atmosphere, from 200,000 to more than 400,000 tonnes. More than half the gas had left the pipes and the remainder is expected be gone by Sunday, the agency said.

phoenixrising

Talk about a crime against humanity!

para59r

Nothing like adding some oomph! to hurricane season to add to depop and get people to sign onto global warming.

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phoenixrising

Right Para …

and yes, HAARP is another tool in their box … a two-fer the Neocons have got going

Cuppa Covfefe

Not enough energy generated on the entire planet to start a hurricane or even turn one. By a couple of orders of magnitude.

RAC

How many cow farts = 750 miles of pipeline, sort of puts the former in perspective.

pgroup2

Cows don’t fart. They belch. Dumbass leftists don’t know squat.

[not directed at you]

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RAC

Surely they could fire a flare at it from a safe distance and let it burn.

pgroup2

Use a kamikaze drone carrying the flare.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

IMO it’s no biggie and the globos know it. Earth’s CO2 levels are too low. This release will quickly oxidize and lose some beneficial GH ability, but it will increase atmospheric CO2 – a good thing – retaining much of the original beneficial GH effect.

Cuppa Covfefe

IIRC we’re at the second-lowest level of CO² that we’ve ever been. At around 215 ppm, plants start dying off, which means we do too… more CO² is beneficial, not detrimental.

Those “Fridays For The Future” twits should be taking remedial science classes on Fridays, rather than skipping school…

Cuppa Covfefe

That’s assuming the global warming BS is true, and Arhennius’ misbegotten calculations were correct.

Neither has been shown to be true, outside of the CAGW Climastrology circles…

gil00

Wow. He doesnt know anything and remembers her name but diesnt know she is dead?

pgroup2

Earpiece tells him what to say.

gil00

Seemed like he knew who she was but he’s so out if it.

para59r

BS. He’s rubbing her death in our faces and the dems are getting a huge hoot out of it. Sick people.

kalbokalbs

Shaggy IS a lying sack of shit.

mollypitcher5

He’s an idiot. She’s an idiot…they’re all nuts

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

And evil!

Cuppa Covfefe

Gubmint supplied by Planters… 🙂 or 😡

kalbokalbs

Mush-Mind is reading the teleprompter. BiteMe has NO clue who Jackie was.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Prompter wonks were trolling.

Cuppa Covfefe

Would be funny if somehow the “how many pancakes fit in a doghouse” (or whatever that was) made its way into the prompter…

Then again, no-one would notice the difference, probably…

phoenixrising
kalbokalbs

Interesting wrinkle.

mollypitcher5

Anymore, there aren’t white hats and black hats. Mostly black and maybe some grays.

kalbokalbs
mollypitcher5

Yikes

mollypitcher5

RDS

My sister and her husband moved to the Tampa area a few months ago. I sent her a text message asking if they’re OK. She replied they’re hunkered down in the their condo with flashlights, food and water.

BillBeakman

For those familiar with Ft.Myers Beach, this camera is directed across Estero Blvd. toward the only building in the shot…the Lani Kai hotel on the beach. 😬

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

OMG – just the INTRO on that one is AMAZING!!!

rayzorback
kalbokalbs

Truly funny Frog legs.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

I liked this one a lot!

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

Per the YSM Oz is supposedly backing off from claiming the 2020 election was fraudulent.

mollypitcher5

He’s a wuss. That other lady seemed so much better but…

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Slimeball.

Soon he’ll be saying he never knew Trump.

mollypitcher5

hope yall don’t mind the storm pics

gil00

What will you get in NC?

kalbokalbs

Methinks Molly is in SC.   :wpds_shock: 

phoenixrising

Gail is in NC, on coast I believe .

I’m in SC, inland, w/ tons of family on the coast

gil00

Oh im sorry i thought it was nc… confused w molly i think.

gil00

Inland is better but w all the family to worry over it doesnt matter if youre there or on the coast. I hope it doesnt turn into a 2nd hurricane and just skips yall straight for d.c.

phoenixrising

via Bella Acta

Tonight, on German-Speaking social medias the hashtag #Kriegserkläerung (Declaration of War) is trending, as some German nationalist netizens accuse the US of doing the NS1/NS2 sabotages, which according to them is akin to a Declaration of War by the Americans against Germany

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Welcome to the club of sticking up against Basement Boy and his evil Obama Jr. regime!

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

No better than Saddam Hussein, burning oil fields!

Nor'easter

LIVE – Hurricane Ian Coverage With Multiple Storm Chasers – Live Weather Channel…

https://youtu.be/as5ktgoPLJc

gil00

I want to go to Italy w this one as PM.

kalbokalbs

^^^ Standing Ovation for this gal.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

OMG, truth to power! TRUTH against the GLOBALIST SCUM!!!

FINALLY!

Somebody told that TWERP Macron to GO TO HELL!!!

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

AND TAKE HIS PEDO MOMMY WITH HIM!!!

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

Is she single?

gil00

No ring but a bf.

kalbokalbs

Looking forward to BiteMe, Hoe Blinkum or any of the moron is USG trash talk this gal. She’ll ra[id fire rip’m a new asshole.

Hoping it comes soon.   :wpds_lol: 

gil00

Yeehaw!

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

I don’t know how good her English is, but I’d love to hear it in English and Italian.

BillBeakman

Her English is good. Here’s her most recent speech at CPAC2022:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajBhHJ2YXjU

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

Note she seems pro-Ukraine here.

pgroup2

That will change fairly soon.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

She’s AWESOME!

mollypitcher5

LOL she’s so on the mark that she’;ll shred them. To an aware person like herself she can spot corrupt imbeciles and tell them so.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

BASEMENT BOY DESERVES HER WHIP!!!

barkerjim

Wow!

bflyjesusgrl 🍊 😎NUCLEAR MAGA😎

I LIKE HER!!!

MIGA!!!

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Nor'easter

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Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

UGH.

gil00

Ty for the ones who cant save themselves.

GA/FL

Big Joe believes Ian will become a hurricane again before it hits South Carolina – !

Hurricane Ian’s eye is almost in the middle of Florida now – and the Maximum Sustained Winds are still 115 mph.

The NHC has added a hurricane watch for the Georgia and South Carolina coasts.

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mollypitcher5

No. just no!

bflyjesusgrl 🍊 😎NUCLEAR MAGA😎

IKR?
But Joe’s an expert. He predicted last Saturday that storm would hit south of Tampa and he was right. I’d listen to him on this too.

bflyjesusgrl 🍊 😎NUCLEAR MAGA😎

Where’s Georgia?

pgroup2

A high tech alternative to the fly swatter. And it used a Raspberry Pi.

https://www.vice.com/en/article/dy743w/scientists-create-ai-powered-laser-turret-that-kills-cockroaches

para59r

Special Breed of Bitter Clinger in Florida! 😆
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Oh wait. A tweet too 🤗

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

LOL!!!

Good for him! Basement Boy deserves it!

bflyjesusgrl 🍊 😎NUCLEAR MAGA😎

Creepy’s partying at a fundraiser while Americans are in harms way, without power, possibly stranded and drowning. 🤬

para59r

Seriously?

https://thenationalpulse.com/2022/09/28/uk-funds-african-research-into-edible-insects/

The British Government is Experimenting With Feeding African Kids Worms, Locusts, and Flies.

Forcing black kids to eat bugs. How very woke…

…With a roughly $320,000 grant from the aid office, researchers in Zimbabwe will be experimenting with using mopane worms in porridge served to children in schools. Poor children aged seven to 11 in the towns of Gwanda and Harare will be fed the concoction derived from the caterpillars, which researchers allege are high in vitamins and minerals. …

…“We are also actively encouraging people in the developed world to include insects in their diets,” she later added.

First. Why don’t they test that stuff on their own population? Very bad look.
Second. Liberals and Uber Globalists should step up to the plate… ha ha.. plate of insects and get back to us after 5 or so years.
Third. Don’t we already have factories here ready to shove that stuff down peoples throats? Didn’t hear anything about tests…

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kalbokalbs

^^^ Classic, NIMBY. ^^^

TheseTruths

Aren’t Africans the ones they always experiment with vaccines on too? Where are the woke, anti-racist leftists?

Cuppa Covfefe

I think Gates is involved, somehow…

Cuppa Covfefe

Sounds like a BillyGhoul Gates scheme… wonder if he’s friends with Chuckles III…

gil00

Whoa!

mollypitcher5

dayummmm