Dear KAG: 20221123 Open Thread

THUNDuh! FEEL THE THUNDUH…Lightning then the thunduh….

Oh, wait…this is not an Imagine Dragons video. Same horror show though.

Okay, what have I got for today….

An SOS From Ground Zero

California To Force All Big Rigs To Go Electric By 2035

Good luck with that.

FBI Paid Out $42 Million a Year to Confidential Human Sources – Including Thugs Who Set Up Trump, Whitmer Kidnap Hoaxers, and Others

Your tax dollars at work.

‘He Is Nowhere Near 218’: A Scenario Is Emerging That Ends With Kevin McCarthy Not Being Elected Speaker of the House

Not holding my breath on that one.

Have the Democrats Destroyed Our Election System?

It wasn’t just the Democrats, but I’m fine blaming them.

After Nancy Pelosi: Now What?

Discounted Vodka as the supply just loosened up.

Social Justice is Not Justice

Read that one. Seriously. Social justice warriors have been at work in my neighborhood for about forty years, and never achieved a darn thing.

NATO: It is Never Ukraine’s Fault

The Military Industrial Complex covers for itself.

Candace Owens and Matt Walsh fire back at the latest narrative from groomers… plus, are Alejandra Caraballo and Brandy Zadrozny stochastic terrorists?

Yes, they are anti-Trumpers, but on social issues, they are articulate and on our side.

‘FTX May Just Be the Tip of the Iceberg,’ Posobiec and Darren Beattie on the ‘Collapse of Crypto’

Nah…REALLY?!

Darren Beattie Perfectly Describes The CIA & DEA Relationship Regarding Drug Cartels

GFANZ: The UN-Backed Global Financial Alliance Pushing Net Zero

Is America Hopelessly Divided?

Elon Musk Holds Off Twitter Blue Verified Relaunch As Impersonators Wreak Havoc

WEAPONIZED GOVERNMENT SURVEILLANCE & CITIZEN PROSECUTION WILL NOT END WELL – WE WILL BE TAKING IT ALL BACK | THE HAGMANN REPORT | 11/21/2022

If surveillance wants to listen to me praying and my mother being my mother, they’ll be pretty bored.

Thread:

Looks like the ruling class has settled on the App Store attack vector against Twitter. 

This op-ed in the NYT, from the trust and safety guy who just quit, spells out the gameplan.

Now, they need to convince BlackRock and Vanguard, which own a significant stake in the company, to support the measure. No idea if that has already occurred. Tim Apple has a lot of sway, but he will probably do what he’s told.

Clearly a coordinated op. 

‘Wave of Litigation’ Over COVID Vaccine Mandates — Nike, Washington State University Latest to Face Lawsuits

Hit ’em where it hurts: the wallet.

From Sundance:

Supreme Court Clears Way for IRS to Send President Trump Tax Filings to Democrats in Congress, to Leak to Media

Foreboding Signals Amid Discovery the FBI Can Launch Pegasus Cell Phone Targeting With Appointment of Special Counsel

Emerson Poll, More Republicans Support Liz Cheney Than Ted Cruz, Nikki Haley or Larry Hogan for 2024 GOP Nomination

Pardon me….

Good One!

Tweets!

And a more pleasant place to work.

Ahh…the good old days.

Don’t watch the show, but it’s good to see interest in the lives of Christians rather than some of the other fare out there.

Educate on seed oils and sugar, and obese people will be responsible for their own problems.

Yeah…no. Jesus would be more likely to make whip and drive the sodomites from a parade route.

Raise your hand, you unvaccinated in the control group, and tell us just how you are the problem. (You’re not.)

Because the Military Industrial Complex needs a war.

The other side can’t win if they don’t cheat.

MEMES!

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:

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A letter from Archbishop Vigano.

This is What Gratitude Does for Others, for God, and for You

REVELATION 15:1-4

1Then I saw another portent in heaven, great and wonderful, seven angels with seven plagues, which are the last, for with them the wrath of God is ended. 2And I saw what appeared to be a sea of glass mingled with fire, and those who had conquered the beast and its image and the number of its name, standing beside the sea of glass with harps of God in their hands. 3And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, “Great and wonderful are thy deeds, O Lord God the Almighty! Just and true are thy ways, O King of the ages! 4Who shall not fear and glorify thy name, O Lord? For thou alone art holy. All nations shall come and worship thee, for thy judgments have been revealed.”

PSALMS 98:1-3, 7-9

1O sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things! His right hand and his holy arm have gotten him victory. 2The LORD has made known his victory, he has revealed his vindication in the sight of the nations. 3He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness to the house of Israel. All the ends of the earth have seen the victory of our God. 7Let the sea roar, and all that fills it; the world and those who dwell in it! 8Let the floods clap their hands; let the hills sing for joy together 9before the LORD, for he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with equity.

LUKE 21:12-19

12But before all this they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors for my name’s sake. 13This will be a time for you to bear testimony. 14Settle it therefore in your minds, not to meditate beforehand how to answer; 15for I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which none of your adversaries will be able to withstand or contradict. 16You will be delivered up even by parents and brothers and kinsmen and friends, and some of you they will put to death; 17you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. 18But not a hair of your head will perish. 19By your endurance you will gain your lives.

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

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Nor'easter

comment imageThe Bias News

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BRAZIL’S ELECTORAL COURT REJECTS BOLSONARO’S ELECTION CHALLENGE, ISSUES $4.27M FINE FOR “BAD FAITH LITIGATION”: REUTERS

TheseTruths

Not good. I wonder what they will do next.

Nor'easter

Well… they’ve been out in the streets en masse for almost a month, Protesting PEACEFULLY.
And they have petitioned their government for a redress of this grievance, to no avail. PEACEFULLY.

I would wager that they are about to try something a little… “different”.
😉

kalbokalbs

Wow!

Guessing Brazil is sliding over the precipice.

Nor'easter

One can certainly HOPE SO !
😉

Gail Combs

TIME FOR THE MILITARY TO STEP IN…

kalbokalbs

Would be nice.

Nor'easter

Perhaps it is time for them to STAND DOWN.

kalbokalbs

More like C O U P, MeThinks.

Corruption MUST be stopped.

Nor'easter

One way or another !

gil00

TheseTruths

I don’t know if he is a psychiatrist, but he has not examined all the people who have not been vaxed and is therefore not qualified to provide a medical evaluation of them.

But of course the worst part is the punishment for “wrong thought.” Perhaps there’s a medication for those who want to control their fellow man. 🤔

nikkichico7

They’ll keep pushing ..

Nor'easter

comment imageThe Bias News

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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s government-elect of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will revoke decrees made by President Jair Bolsonaro that have eased access to firearms and is considering banning or taxing guns when it takes office in January, a senior Lula aide said on Wednesday.
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cthulhu

I’m pretty sure you’re supposed to seize the guns a couple of years before things get hot, not just after you’ve had a sham election.

Nor'easter

Well…
If one calculated that if one was to steal an election successfully, and were able to bring the people back from the precipice just enough for them to say “NEXT TIME !”, THEN take away their ability to defend against tyranny BEFORE there is a “NEXT TIME”, THEN that plan MIGHT work.

UNLESS ONE MIS-CALCULATED.

kalbokalbs

This is Jaw Dropping… CTH. Emphasis mine.

Horrible News – United Furniture (Lane Brand) Lays Off 2,700 Workers Immediately Via Text Message
This is terrible news for many blue-collar families in Mississippi and North Carolina. Last night, United Furniture, makers of Lane brand, fired all of their manufacturing employees and transportation workers effective immediately.

Fortunately, other manufacturers are quickly messaging the displaced workers with job offers {link}, but the overall message from the collapsed company is alarming.

Read the email letter from today that accompanied the late-night notification:

(Via Furniture Today) – “At the instruction of the Board of Directors of United Furniture Industries, Inc., and all subsidiaries (the “Company”), we regret to inform you that due to unforeseen business circumstances the Company has been forced to make the difficult decision to terminate the employment of all its employees, effective immediately, on November 21, 2022, with the exception of over-the-road drivers that are out on delivery.

Your layoff from the Company is expected to be permanent and all benefits will be terminated immediately without provision of COBRA.

More…
https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2022/11/23/horrible-news-united-furniture-lane-brand-lays-off-2700-workers-immediately-via-text-message/

Gail Combs

Invested in FTX maybe???

kalbokalbs

FTX, any Crypto (Ponzi Scheme IMO) investment, lost its Line of Credit, furniture orders dropped off a cliff…

cthulhu

This has been common in the Piedmont Triad area of NC since NAFTA.

High Point, NC, used to be the world’s center for quality furniture — and still hosts “Furniture Mart”, a twice-yearly international trade show. One local town nearby is Thomasville, formerly home to Thomasville Furniture, with the “world’s largest chair” in a little park in the center of town. The factory is now a chained-up decaying wreck, monopolizing about eight blocks in the very center of town.

Looking at it with a Silicon Valley perspective, the landscape is littered with potentially productive assets, currently unused.

Aubergine

The company is bankrupt. That is the only way for this to occur:

Your layoff from the Company is expected to be permanent and all benefits will be terminated immediately without provision of COBRA.”

See this page and click the link for Your Employer’s Bankruptcy: How Will it Affect Your Employee Benefits?

https://www.dol.gov/general/topic/health-plans/cobra

Chapter 7 bankruptcy is the only way I know of for all health benefits under COBRA to be terminated.

kalbokalbs

Worked for a LTL that went bankrupt. Announcement was a lightening bolt out of the now where. It Sucked.

Aubergine

It always is for the employees. Merry Christmas 🙁

TradeBait2

BIMD post up – concluding the Arkansas connection. Gives folks something to do in between gorging and naps.

https://www.theqtree.com/2022/11/23/back-in-my-day-battleground-arkansas-conclusion-votes-beans-and-civil-war/

Heads Up post will follow tomorrow as a shorter update on our grandson as well as wifey and my chiropractics progress. God is so good.

litenmaus

Short recap on Ukraine today….

The day started with air alerts that covered the entirety of Ukraine and the Russians again targetted electrical and power infrastructures.

The NASAM & IRIS defense systems provided by the West didn’t provide an “iron dome” and Kiev took another hit against another power station. Kiev lost ALL its power. Water supplies were suspended. The internet and phone services went down.

Lviv in the northwestern corner of Ukraine, was subjected to another missile barrage, as were Kharkov in the north east and Dnipropetrovsk in the southeast.

All the nuclear power plants in Ukraine are now disconnected from the damaged power grids and operations are being run in emergency operation mode.

Water supply issues are reported in Sumy, Nikolaev, Kharkiv, Dnipro and Odessa.

Now…enter the narrative:

EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced that the EU will hand over another 2.5 Billion euros to Ukraine stating that the money will be used for “urgent repairs and rapid restoration which will lead to a successful reconstruction”

Ukraine’s Chief of the Presidential office, Andrii Yermak stated that “power outages in the country can last for weeks.” Yermak points out that Ukraine needs high-votage equipment, namely autotransformers, circuit breakers, relays and arresters.

330k transformers are only available in Russia….

Then Ukraines Prime Minister Dewnys Shmyhal stated: “Frosts have begun and we see that electricity consumption is growing. Therefore, unfortunately, in some situations we do not exclude emergency shutdowns”.
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But don’t worry… the Head of Ukraine’s Nationalized Ekrenergo says “There’s no reason to panic, we have a clear plan and protocol of actions”

Meanwhile, there was a meeting of the United Nations Security Council and Zelensky broke all UN protocol by holding a zoom meeting and urged the council to “accept the Ukrainian formula of peace” and that he wants more air defense.

And to end the day that started with further destruction of the energy infrastructure, the Secretary of Ukraines National Security Defense Council, Oleksii Danilov stated: “There will be no negotiations.

There will be more destruction and rapid reconstruction is a pipe-dream…

Meanwhile, Germany who has been the financial backbone of the European Union, starts to recognize the folly: “We need 200 BILLION euros to prevent bankruptcies and job losses.- German Chancellor Olaf Scholz:

It is going to be a very cold winter in Ukraine and Europe.

TheseTruths

Lots of people facing lots of hardships. I feel I have so much to be thankful for.

kalbokalbs

We do, have much to be thankful for, for now. A sad reality is barrelling towards America, ALL of us.

That said, BiteMe his criminal administration AND Uniparty are destoying America, by destroying the economy.

  • It is happening and No One is stopping it. No One is slowing the destruction.
  • R-Con House can be effective. NOT holding my breath. Fully expect McCarthy to be Speaker AND CAVE. Cave within a few weeks, if not days into the next Congress.

Hope I am wrong.

kalbokalbs

Germany, EU, Ukraine…ignorance is off the charts.

Ukraine morons think they are going to fix trheir electric grid…need high voltage transformers, ONLY available in Russia.

Ukraine, there will be no negotiations.

SADLY, the USG is waving its pom poms, in full support of the lunacy. U F B.

litenmaus

It’s a total clown show and I’m thankful that I haz popcorn..:0)

para59r

Likes the part where they are building up ground defenses around Kiev, ringing it in, cause that’s what you do when your winning a war. 😮😏😁

litenmaus

IKR…..Today Kiev Mayor Klitschko ordered all Kiev citizens to stay in the bomb shelters…No water, no toilet facilities, no power…….It will be interesting to see how long urban citizens remain compliant & silent in the face of Kiev’s “winning” strategies.

Nor'easter

(I don’t know enough about the source; use your own discretion):

comment imageBeachMilk

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French billionaire Philippe Argillier claims he has four databases that will expose 38 individuals who run the a “GLOBAL SHADOW GOVERNMENT”. 

He further claims that Bill Gates is one of those 38 individuals.

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Gail Combs

Good way to INVITE a permanent Dirt Nap.

mollypitcher5

Tomorrow would be terrific to have some names !

kalbokalbs

Meaningless, until names are made public, WITH supporting information.

Aubergine

This kind of thing makes me nuts. Why advertise in advance? DROP THE NAMES, or shut up.

nikkichico7

Yup

cthulhu

Looking for a higher bid.

nikkichico7

Put up or …

https://youtu.be/t9wmWZbr_wQ

.. 🙂🤚 ..

Nor'easter

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NOW – EU Parliament declares Russia a “state-sponsor of terrorism.”

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kalbokalbs

^^^ Now, that is stoopid. ^^^

nikkichico7
RAC

Tis a meaningless gesture.

RF121

TheseTruths

You couldn’t pay me to go Black Friday shopping, LOL.

RF121

That is why I stay home. Post the videos!

nikkichico7

I’d rather be stuck in my Mom/Dad’s living during my five brothers amateur wrestling night than go near a shopping mall on Black (and blue) Friday … those things happened, you just had to be fast enough to stay out of the way. LOL 😣🤚

gil00

Nor'easter

“RIGGED !”

nikkichico7

Barf 🤮

Nor'easter

comment imageDonald J Trump

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Supposedly, a numbers of prosecutors in the Manhattan D.A.’s Office quit their jobs because they felt I was being treated so unfairly, that this was not a case that should ever have been brought. I agree!

TheseTruths

BREAKING: 5th Circuit Court of Appeals Vacates Contempt Order Against Catherine Engelbrecht and Gregg Phillips

https://truthsocial.com/@truethevote/posts/109394488548136819

The Fifth Circuit’s powerful ruling lays bare the excesses of Konnech, their attorneys, and the lower court. The impermissible demands of Konnech, which were rubber stamped by the district court, caused great harm to True the Vote as an organization, as well as Catherine Engelbrecht and Gregg Phillips, who were imprisoned for over a week by Konnech and the court’s actions. In addition, Engelbrecht and Phillips’ rights to openly speak on matters of public interest were impeded under the color of authority. But hear them clearly today; the investigation of Konnech and their activities continues across America. Catherine and Gregg offer their profound gratitude to the Fifth Circuit’s vindication and are committed more strongly than ever to defending the integrity of American elections.

https://www.truethevote.org/

TheseTruths

We keep hearing about a possible rail strike. This article is behind a paywall, but the headline tells the story.

Biden’s Railroad Deal Falls Apart

Workers reject terms touted by the White House. A strike is possible before Christmas.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/joe-bidens-railroad-deal-falls-apart-rail-strike-union-workers-presidential-emergency-board-11669070947

kalbokalbs

^^^ Looks like it was archived….

Biden’s Railroad Deal Falls Apart
Workers reject terms touted by the White House. A strike is possible before Christmas.
President Biden took credit for avoiding a rail strike before the election, and he even needled us on Twitter for doubting him. Well, now workers are rejecting the new contract he pushed, and Congress may have to step in to head off a destructive strike.

The odds of a strike rose Monday after the two largest rail-worker unions announced votes on the pending labor agreement. The decision was split: The engineers union backed the deal 54% to 46%, while conductors and brakemen rejected it 50.9% to 49.1%.

A few hundred votes made the difference in the latter, 28,000-member group, but close doesn’t count. “It’s now back to the bargaining table,” the head of the conductors union said Monday.

Union leaders have now missed their best chance to regain momentum for the deal after the rank and file of three other rail unions turned it down in recent weeks. The heads of each union approved the labor agreement in September and pledged to sell it to their members. But its rejection by four of the 12 voting bodies, including the largest, shows there’s still a big gap between workers’ demands and what the railroads are ready to offer. A strike could begin Dec. 9 if no deal is reached, just in time for Christmas.

Link above should get the rest of the article.

TheseTruths

Thanks. A rail strike before Christmas could cause all kinds of problems.

Nor'easter
para59r

Wonder how that holds up when the States Attorney’s Office told Maricopa they are not allowing their certification until they see a written report on election discrepancies?

pgroup2

It holds up like a screen door on a submarine.

RAC
para59r

Seems important. Washington Post no less. Actuallly this is one very serious statement.

h/t this Red State Story.
https://redstate.com/bonchie/2022/11/23/major-news-on-vaccinated-covid-deaths-but-the-white-house-decides-to-lie-anyway-n663229

BTW, “Died Suddenly” is now closing in on 6 million views. Likely will have large gains tomorrow, but personally would not try to insist or trick it anyone into watching it. One suggestion and then quiet, they’ll learn soon enough IMO.

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TheseTruths

Very important. There was some discussion about it earlier. The arguments in the WaPo article to support getting more boosters don’t make sense.

para59r

Apparently it was under a pay wall, but your right, no good arguments can be made for the the boosters as eventually they’ll take their toll and aren’t much good at stopping jack and at best all they do is buy the vaxx’d some borrowed time. Pretty sure Gail made all that clear way back when the vax was getting rolled out.

TheseTruths

I’m seeing headlines that Repub Mike Dunleavy has been reelected governor of Alaska.

cthulhu

Good news. He can appoint a replacement if Murkowski gets eaten by a Grizzly.

I’ve actually been to Juneau, the capital of Alaska. It’s a fascinating place. The official population was 32,255 in the 2020 census plus about 6,000 when a cruise ship is in town. You can see the Governor’s mansion, which is up on a hill, from the docks, or really anywhere else in town.

The actual city limits of Juneau are larger than the state of Delaware, and it is the only US State Capital to border a foreign country (Canada) — not that anybody really cares, as the mountains surrounding the city’s center are essentially impassable. There are no railroads or highways in or out — it’s boats or airplanes.

Were it not for the fact that the Alaska legislature also meets in Juneau, it would appear that Governors are not elected to the State Capital, but rather exiled there. Still, it’s a nice little seaside town — somewhat resembling the fictional Cabot Cove in “Murder, She Wrote.” [By contrast, San Luis Obispo is a lovely little city in California with a population of 47,063.]