Alright, you furry rodent, we’ve had a number of nasty, cold winters in a row. Give us a break, will you.
Tucker nailed it Tuesday night.
What have I got squirrelled away for today.
We Just Witnessed An Economic Sign That Hasn’t Happened Since The Peak Of The Great Depression In 1932
It’s Time for the Scientific Community to Admit We Were Wrong About COVID and It Cost Lives | Opinion
From Badlands News Brief:
Our Take: The about-face by the corporate press continues to accelerate on the Big Lie that was the COVID Scamdemic and its ensuing lockdowns and involuntary gene therapy experiments on the largest subset of guinea pigs ever assembled. What’s more, the Media Industrial Complex is attempting to massage this about-face using ‘Opinion’ pieces, which are being used as both Narrative Trojan Horses and as the hopeful foundations for a mass ‘Forgive and Forget’ campaign when the true cost and magnitude of the COVID era lies are revealed to the slowly-waking masses. The thing is … it’s much too little, much too late for the powers that would be. We won’t forgive. We won’t forget.” — Burning Bright
Iran, Russia integrate banking systems
No Central Bank, fiat petrodollars for them.
Prestigious Liberal Watchdog Condemns New York Times’ Russiagate Coverage
Rep. Massie takes over key antitrust panel as GOP girds for Big Tech battle
Trump Lawsuit: Bob Woodward Concealed *Key* Parts of Months Long Interviews With President Trump – Here Are the Redactions Woodward Deceptively Deleted from the Audio
More Americans believe US provides too much support to Ukraine
ATF Slapped With Multiple Lawsuits After New Pistol Rule Takes Effect
The Real Lessons of the Real History of The United States and post-Glasnost Ukraine
No End to the Victim Narrative
Republicans need a good look in the mirror
The party is ripped apart by MAGA versus NeverTrump. These two groups can’t even agree that it would be better if Republicans won so we can influence the course of the nation. Talk about a chasm. It’s not Trump or some other person; it’s getting like-minded thinkers elected and in power so we can reverse the course the left has chosen for us. Why do we continue to be our own enemy?
Because they are bought off. Talk about hard to wake up. Jeez.
Willmoore Kendall’s 1787 Plan
Kevin McCarthy, Meet Frederick Gillett
“Name Redacted” Exposes Google’s Intel Community Censorship Cabal
Why People Stopped Reading Books
Guest Piece: Out of Eggs
LAWRENCE SELLIN: Slowly Boiled Frogs – Have Americans Lost their Capacity For Rage?
GOP Rep. Carl: ‘Everywhere I Go, There’s a Sales Job’ on Ukraine
The History of Central Banking in America
Pharmaceutical Whistleblower: Covid and the ‘Toxic Vaccines’ are Bio-Weapons Created by U.S. Department of Defense (Video)
Neither have I, actually. Although, I don’t run or bike.
If only some people had listened.
I prefer jersey dresses, but, yes.
Learn to code.
And she gave us scarf wearers a bad name.
Yep…although, I think he knew he was being lied to.
Would someone who knows where to look check out the veracity of this claim? Please. If that’s the case….
Two scrambled most days here. Soy free, pastured…expensive, but worth it.
In honor of Groundhog Day:
Memories of childhood…..
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1“Behold, I send my messenger to prepare the way before me, and the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant in whom you delight, behold, he is coming, says the LORD of hosts. 2But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appears? “For he is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap; 3he will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, till they present right offerings to the LORD. 4Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasing to the LORD as in the days of old and as in former years.
Absolutely the toughest chorus in Handel’s Messiah:
7Lift up your heads, O gates! and be lifted up, O ancient doors! that the King of glory may come in. 8Who is the King of glory? The LORD, strong and mighty, the LORD, mighty in battle! 9Lift up your heads, O gates! and be lifted up, O ancient doors! that the King of glory may come in. 10Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory! [Selah]
14Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same nature, that through death he might destroy him who has the power of death, that is, the devil, 15and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong bondage. 16For surely it is not with angels that he is concerned but with the descendants of Abraham. 17Therefore he had to be made like his brethren in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make expiation for the sins of the people. 18For because he himself has suffered and been tempted, he is able to help those who are tempted.
22And when the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord 23(as it is written in the law of the Lord, “Every male that opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord”) 24and to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the law of the Lord, “a pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.” 25Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, looking for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he should not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. 27And inspired by the Spirit he came into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him according to the custom of the law, 28he took him up in his arms and blessed God and said, 29“Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word; 30for mine eyes have seen thy salvation 31which thou hast prepared in the presence of all peoples, 32a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to thy people Israel.” 33And his father and his mother marveled at what was said about him; 34and Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, “Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that is spoken against 35(and a sword will pierce through your own soul also), that thoughts out of many hearts may be revealed.” 36And there was a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phan’u-el, of the tribe of Asher; she was of a great age, having lived with her husband seven years from her virginity, 37and as a widow till she was eighty-four. She did not depart from the temple, worshiping with fasting and prayer night and day. 38And coming up at that very hour she gave thanks to God, and spoke of him to all who were looking for the redemption of Jerusalem. 39And when they had performed everything according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city, Nazareth. 40And the child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom; and the favor of God was upon him.
Found this at random on YT. I’ve sung many Nunc Dimitis, or Song of Simeon, settings over the years. It’s one of the canticles in the Vespers liturgy:
This is really what I had planned to post for today:
Are You a Wild Christian Who Swims Upstream? Or a Lazy, Farm-Raised One Dyed Artificially Pink?
Thank you DePat … awesome Open …
On this day…
TRS-80 Personal Computer Demonstrated
January 2nd 1977
On this day in 1977, the TRS-80 personal computer was demonstrated to Charles Tandy, head of the Tandy Corporation. Despite crashing when Tandy typed his salary of US$150,000 into its tax-accounting program, the TRS-80 was commissioned as an experiment in affordable personal computers, and sold in Radio Shack. It cost US$399 ($1683 today) and came with a 12″ monitor and a RadioShack tape recorder. The TRS-80 quickly rose to prominence as one of the “1977 trinity” of PCs alongside the Apple and Commodore.
Compare and contrast with this $100 system —
TRS-80 was running a Z80 16-bit processor that could address a maximum of 64K of memory; Pi 400 is running a quad-core, 64-bit ARM processor that includes 4G of memory.
Oops. The Z80 was 8-bit, as was the 6502 and 8080. Possibly the nicest 8-bit processor ever (where the Apple was running a 6502).
The story is that Steve Wozniak was over at Quement Electronics on Bascom Avenue in San Jose, looking at microprocessors for the original Apple….and had $3.65 in his pocket when the Z80 was $4.10….so that’s why Apple used the Motorola 6502 processor.
When you wanted to run VisiCalc on your Apple II, you had to install an expansion board that actually included a Z80 processor….because Woz was short a buck.
When I first moved to the bay area, I lived just around the corner from Quement. They have long since been redeveloped into something else.
I had never seen or heard of that one. It looks like a TV.
The computer is in the keyboard part. The part that looks like a TV is a CRT computer monitor.
There are those who are too young to remember CRT computer monitors, and there are others who have expunged the painful memories from their psyche.
I once bought a 19″ CRT computer monitor (a Mitsubishi) for $1400 to work at home. At the time, that was the price of four ounces of gold. Turns out that Mitsubishi monitors had a problem with convergence, would go blurry on you, and would screw up your eyesight.
It still gave me an edge for a couple of years, because my “peers” were squinting into 15″ monitors at work.
This is what my friend’s Commodore PET looked like. Green screen!
This is what my GF at the time — a computer science major — had before she went to college. She graduated to a TRS-80 Model III (which I still have) while completing her degree.
Could you have had a more awesome GF? What model was she?
She was three days older than I was, people would ask if we were brother and sister, and I imprinted on her like a duckling on Konrad Lorenz. And she was a strawberry blonde. We lived together for two-and-a-half years and I thought we we were practically married….and she thought we were practically single.
She was a major contributor to Cadence Design Systems in their early days.
OMG! I AM A STRAWBERRY BLOND. Let me save you!
I suspect that I am beyond salvation until I can establish myself in NC.
LOL!!!! Are you also a strawberry blond?
O, and you are very funny about Konrad.
They are still around? Cadence. Is she still there?
One of my friends had the TRS-80 (we called it the Trash-80 😁) when we were in 7th grade. Another friend had a Commodore PET, and another had the Apple II (or Apple IIe).
So I got the Atari 800, that way we had all the games covered, no matter which platform they were made for 👍
My father built our color TV set from Heathkit. I was the little person with the big mirror (and chair to support it) my father needed to set the color rendition (from the back of the TV set), had a sleepover the night Cinderella premiered on TV right after Dad built the thing, and Dad had the first little vertical Apple computer years later!
DePat, best opener EVEH!!!
Not sure which part of your presentation is my favorite as they are ALL precious…but it is almost 6:00 AM and Ground Hog Day is worthy.
Heathkit was awesome…..until TPTB decided to ship all production overseas.
Indeed, cthulhu! And then when I was able to have the sleepover a few days later in 1965 with all the little gals to see Cinderella, OMG!!!!! Even better.
It made all of the mirror handling, color management worth it! My brother wouldn’t budge, so I got stuck with the task, yet it paid off!!!
February 22, 1965!
The thing is — if you can’t assemble one of something, then you can’t organize a way to efficiently make a thousand of it. If you don’t understand how something is put together, you won’t be able to fix it. If you can’t build a working system, you won’t be able to build a system that works better.
Heathkit used to support our nation’s primacy in manufacturing….but when our government gutted that, Heathkit followed it down the drain.
Ford. As nasty of a person as he was…
Truer words never spoken, Cthulhu. My father was the Chief Engineer of GTE.
He would heartily agree, and tomorrow would be his Birthday!
TY for your clarity. My father would so greatly appreciate it!
PS. This is what Donald Trump understands and that no politician will ever.
Which is why citizen representation is essential.
The real Cinderella, not that fake one
Self-built tech! Who knew?!
I believe this is the Mac my father had.
And see how terribly it is designed. Look at the key board size…and color.
I see no difference in keyboard size then and now.
Oh yeah … 5 and 1/4 inch floppies that really were floppy.
Here is my keyboard now. Two Double A batteries…wireless.
Mine looks the same, in black. At first glance, a bit smallish. In practice, perfect, for me.
$15 on Amazon, when laptop keyboard quit playing nice last year.
I still gotsta have the number key pad to the right on mine 👍😁
I have three wired keyboards like this, two for me and one for wife. Cannot find enough room on my desk for full-sized keyboards even if I wanted the elephant sized ones.
Mine is smaller than the earlier one yet is still considered full size with no wires.
We had one of those.
Wow, brings back some memories. We had this, followed by the one with the halved-globe base. 😄
LMAO! So hilarious – and SO TRUE!!!
Three black gang members…
Was COVID Just a Rehearsal for WWIII?
QUESTION: Hi Marty,
You’ve taught through many historic examples that politicians drag us to war because they need an external enemy to hide their failures. Wag the dog. Have you considered this time around the U.S. will enter ww3 to cover up the reveal of the covid vaccine blunder? Yes, war will still hide the debt crisis of western nations, but maybe the vaccine reveal kicks this thing off. The barrage of sudden deaths is starting to overwhelm the bullshit. Our leaders, especially Biden, are incredibly compromised by pushing the shit vaccine.
ANSWER: The COVID lockdowns were created as an exercise in controlling the sheep. This war was set in motion for some time. John McCain ran to Ukraine and he was all exited in December 2016 as soon as Trump was elected. He assumed he could manipulate Trump and promised unlimited funding to wage war against Russia.
I know for a fact, that this war was set in motion in 2014 but it was in the planning stages well before even that. In 2015, McCain was meeting opening with the Nazi movement. COVID was clearly just a rehearsal in their exercise of the abuse of power.
I thought we already knew this.
There was so much wonderful content that I am only now getting to the comment box to thank DePat for bringing it.
This is the funnest day! DePat is glorious!!!! I do not believe how much DePat KNOWS!!!
This IS Ground HOG DAY!!!!
cthulhu, I was just reviewing my life with Taller Half.
TH and I went to Sparks Steakhouse, East 46th Street, the day after Castellano was killed on the street!
We had to have a STEAK!!!!! Saw the blood stain on the street.
And we realize…FATE!!!!
In this house, Groundhog Day is the first sign of spring.
LOLOL!!!!! Oh my!!!! Any little scrum I see, like a squirrel, I will let Iive today!
Saw a whole flock of robins a day ago in the back yard.
There are 40 so far in 2023 (in one month).
40 cases of died suddenly.
At least the jab didn’t get ’em.
I read that Nadler was protesting the Pledge.
Citizen Free Press has the video of the discussion, which is pretty amusing. Matt Gaetz proposed that the Judiciary Committee say the Pledge when they meet as a reminder of their duty and to unify them in their purpose. Nadler said they already say it (not sure where). Someone else said Nadler isn’t there and doesn’t say it. Later, Nadler says he’s said it “many times,” or something like that.
Just say the danged Pledge, LOL! 😂 🇺🇸
Nadler’s version —
I pledge allegiance to the lard
That encompasses my body
And to the corruption, for which it stands —
One waistline, under my arms, with payoffs and grift for all
THIS is VERY Funny!
Funny yes, but I can’t think of another living SCJ I’d want to see on the top photo. 😮
Same. But let’s get back to that keyboard.
That’s because Republicans are RACIST.
I think we know “why;” now we just have to convince a judge.
WHAT THE FUCK!!!!
Do we now have ‘standing’? Someone…PLEASE!!!!
IANAL but IIRC, the “standing” doctrine is relatively recent in the history of jurisprudence, as in the last ~100 years, and does not have a solid basis in law. It isn’t well formulated or used consistently and seems to be used primarily as a basis to deny plaintiffs their day in court. Maybe Gail has more on this.
Oddly, I am three steps away from this author who just passed this year. Have a good friend who knew him. Good read. He wrote a book, reminding us of our God given rights.
I believe I met him once.
He also ran for president on the Libertarian Party ticket.
Yes, Michael did!
Oh, and let us just go back to the Constitution. Constitutional law. NOT case law.
Standing is in Article 3 of the constitution. Side note — Dred Scott v Sandford was decided on the basis of standing.
YES. Fake entertainment holds little allure for me any more.
Some of the Hollywood (mainstream) movies I like that I’ve watched/planned to watch recently (don’t judge)
Stand and Deliver
To Sir with Love
The Right Stuff
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
The Sound of Music
Pride and Prejudice
Sense and Sensibility
Follow Me Boys
The Happiest Millionaire
Where the Red Fern Grows
Wives and Daughters
The Music Man
Either classics or based on actual stories/events
Generally safe or family-friendly (easy to skip through the “scary” or “bad” parts)
Hollywood 2023 is a tire fire and has been for a long time
That’s a good list. Some good musicals and novels. Seven Brides has such great dancing! Apollo 13 always keeps the same level of suspense for me no matter how many times I’ve seen it and even though I know what’s going to happen (and what actually happened). Maybe they won’t be able to steer into the trajectory to Earth this time. IMO it’s really well done. Same with Miracle. (Will they be able to pull it off this time?)
Anything of the Jane Austen vernacular…skip the Hollywood versions and go with the BBC mini-series. All of them are better. Persuasion, Emma, Pride and Prejudice (THE BEST VERSION EVER). Sense and Sensibility…if the BBC had used Kate Winslett for Marianne, it would have been better.
I loved The Pride and the Prejudice .. 🤗❤️❤️❤️😍
Don’t forget ‘The Sting’.
I have watch just a handful of movies since 1980.
Oh it’s been years for me, haven’t had any interest in their s*** . Well actually decades.
Yes. I don’t know or recognize so many of the “stars” of today.
New Study: How Ivermectin Kills Prostate Cancer Cells
Here’s the tweet underneath DP’s link – VERY worthwhile.
He says Congress is looking at some of what he has found. Good work!
Dr. Jessica Rose is reporting on a Chinese paper, published in 2019, which determined that chicken egg yolks contain antibodies (lgYs) which block the binding of multiple SARS-COCID-2 spike protein variants to human ACE 2.
Seem relevant in 2/’23.
Uncceptable Jessica 2/1/’23
We have a meat loaf made with three eggs in the oven.
I was allergic to eggs for years and started to ease into eating them again. Hubby normally has 3 eggs for breakfast. I think that may be why he never got Covid while I did. (He is 80 years old)
I just talked to someone I know who had Covid TWICE (first time was early), and the most recent has affected his sense of smell and taste so badly that he was throwing food out because he thought it had gone bad.
Ha says nothing tastes “right” to him.
He used to eat eggs every day, and right now he won’t eat them because he can’t stand the way they smell or taste.
What do you make of this ???
This is called “parosmia”, and yes – it’s one of the outcomes of COVID, along with anosmia (inability to smell).
He needs to look for research into treatment of COVID parosmia.
Also, he needs to learn the difference between fresh and spoiled foods over again. He may still be able to detect a difference.
Thanks Wolf !
(I don’t think any of food was ACTUALLY spoiled !)
Here is a GREAT article with lots of tips. These people were COVID smart, too.
TY Wolf !
Passed it along !
He needs to get on Ivermectin + zinc + selenium, Vit D3 + K2 + C ASAP!
He probably will not get all of his sense of smell back but he should get most of it.
BTDT and really spiced my food. I am 95% back to normal but I still can’t tell the difference between various black teas… DARN IT!
Thank you Gail !
I will pass this on to him.
It certainly will not hurt him unless he has allergy problems.
Not that I’m aware of !
Gail – just an FYI – your post will be going out at noon today.
Well, that explains a lot, including why I don’t have long covid.
Two eggs everyday, with bacon chasers. 😋
I had scrambled eggs this morning with bacon. . . mmmm.
Usually, my wife hard boils a dozen eggs, and I take two a day over the work week, giving her a couple for cobb salad or tuna salad until the 4-year-old wants them.
We ALWAYS have hard boiled eggs in the frig. I sometimes make an omelet with mushrooms, onions, green peppers and sausage.
Does cooking the egg yolk destroy any of those antibodies?
I’ve also wondered how many eggs one would have to eat for this to take effect.
“I can eat FIFTY eggs” – “Cool-Hand Luke”
Given Hubby, never getting Covid, while I got it twice, I do not think so.
Does that mean simply eating eggs does the trick, or that there’s some chemical found in eggs that can be extracted and used as the basis for making a medicine. I suspect the latter because nearly everyone eats eggs.
Operationally, most people are NOT fully utilizing their logical or reasoning skills of curiosity and questioning. Put another way, intellectually they can perform in bursts, but generally are intellectually operating at about an eighth grade level.
Most of the time there’s nothing wrong with that. An eighth grade education really should give you 90% of the skills you need to function productively.
People can “burst” their intellectual capacity to solve problems and work tasks, but generally choose the past of least resistance when the demand has past.
The problem is when you have a large part of the populace operating at an intellectual level of an eight grader, that is inadequate for judging the truth or falsehood of claims. By a strange coincidence, most journalism is targeted for the 6th to 8th grade reading level.
Let me put it this way. Today’s AI is basically operating at an 8th grade level. It is “fake intelligence” – it reads the internet as a form of “cliff notes” and then spits out a BS’d report based on its findings. The general human populace AND AI “fake intelligence” are operating at roughly the same intellectual level. This is generally regardless of any one individual’s education or training, because as a general rule, human brains step down their thinking to a lower level for routine tasks. This is a good thing, but exploitable.
We talk about 5th gen warfare and information warfare, where media is manipulating the public with messages. Essentially journalism targets the adult 8th grader brain with just the right balance of counter-messaging to manipulate people. It requires people to not know what they know in order to agree with the messaging. It trains people to look the other way at contrary evidence. “Look left, not right!” This is why with so many liberals, every intellectual road comes to a “Left Turn Only” sign.
The fake intelligence of AI censorship is the same thing. AI is a mirror (a poor mirror, but a mirror none-the-less) of lazy human reasoning. You can program the AI to look the other way. Just like humans are conditioned over time to look the other way.
Fake intelligence and lazy reasoning operate in parallel and common constructs. The behavior of AI’s can be used to predict the conclusions of lazy reasoning, and vice versa.
In both cases leftists have to pretend to not know what they know. It shows up in how they condition the population, and it show up in kludges to hack expert systems.
Of course, one of the risks of fake intelligence, even that 8th grade lazy reasoning may be outsourced by the populace to algorithms. That’s another can of worms.
Interesting information Michael. I have a friend and former business partner who was fond of saying that most people interact at a junior high level. The data appeared to support his thesis.
I am curious. Upon what do you base your comments? Do you have experience in the development of AI personally?
I remember (I think) reading decades ago that Reader’s Digest was written at an 8th or 9th grade comprehension level.
I used to work in academia – at that time for an engineering school which had a sister computer science school that we also supported. They also had an AI program.
Back in 2002 I had a chance to hear Fred Brooks the legend give a talk, I asked some questions and he pointed me to some ACM papers he wrote on AI. It was a dead end. AI’s greatest leaps and improvements today aren’t from improved algorithms but from being able to throw more CPU power and cloud compute at the problems. In fact, many of the AI researchers left computer science and headed to Neuroscience.
That’s not to say that they aren’t doing interesting work with AI, such as NLP and so forth. But the great breakthroughs they were hoping for haven’t happened.
I have a question: Are AI and machine learning interchangeable terms?
For marketing purposes, YES! If you see AI/ML advertised you know it was a marketing person who put it together.
AI is the name of the field. ML is a subset. The idea in ML is that machines can “learn” or adapt as they gain insight over time, instead of having to be reprogrammed to conform to changing conditions. A good example would a be smart thermostat that learns based on weather patterns and when the family is home how to optimize heating/cooling for climate and economy.
That’s a simple example, but it can be extended to larger problems. For example, if you are running a very large data center, and over six months the system notices that certain SKU of disks is failing, an ML system could pre-emptively move data off bad disks and start the process of offlining them for maintenance.
What’s important here is that the machines aren’t learning in the way humans learn new skills. ML is for adaptive and proactive behavior – but the ML system isn’t going to gain super-intelligence like the MCP or Skynet. The idea that a computer can gain sentience is science fiction.
I can’t remember where, but I once read that most people operate on that level or that the majority can’t understand concepts that are much more advanced. I’ve wondered if Kamala has been advised of this and that’s why she makes her inane statements. But in her case, it’s probably also that she’s not prepared with anything more substantive.
I think Obama was a master at “talking down” to people while making them feel he was on their same level. It was all about whether they had phones or healthcare, not about more advanced concepts.
Trump is a man of the people who also talks about the bigger picture, Chyna, and plans of the NWO.
Trump’s books are written at the 8th grade level I noticed.
(Apologies… I am reminded of THIS !):
Gonzalo Lira has some thoughts on discredited Western Diplomacy….
OK. That’s pretty clear. Get ready for screaming nabobs of NATO-tivity in spring, when ALL OF UKRAINE is going to be occupied by Russia.
The neocons are going to BEG for war, and it will be time to tell them to GTH, look what they wrought with their idiot over-expansion, their idiot coup, and their idiot Nazis.
There is still the possibility of the Black Sea Coast being taken all the way to Moldova, and everything on the East side of the Dnieper….but the more NATO/Neocons push, the more likely it won’t stop there.
A useful map.
I think that natural boundary makes perfect sense.
I bet POLAND would agree !
Well, I’ll be…..
February 2nd is actually groundhog day. I thought it was later in the month.
I remember the first time I actually saw a groundhog. It was in a field south of a parking lot off of Kingston Pike, Knoxville. I saw this thing rooting around in the grass from our rental car and said, “what the HELL is THAT?!?!?”
They don’t have groundhogs where I grew up.
It doesn’t help that the critters have so many names. “Whistle-pig???” “Woodchuck” — like the rhyme? “Thickwood badger?”
There probably isn’t as much adrenaline spilled by people who grew up with these creatures, but I’m not entirely comfortable with having these around.
LOL! We love ’em! They’re cute! We have several in our neighborhood, including at the edge of our property.
Marmots are much more annoying, IMO, because they’ll do stuff like eating motorcycle seats, felt hats, fishing rod cork, and all that jazz. If it chews and has ANY salt, they’ll eat it. Groundhogs seem to leave human crap mostly alone.
I’m going to have to get used to all sorts of things — moles and voles, chiggers and no-see-ums, actual blue bluebirds and red cardinals, venomous snakes that don’t rattle, venomous spiders that aren’t black, caterpillars that can’t be touched, ants that injure, black ice and draining irrigation lines before a frost. Having grown up with it, you don’t realize how weird it is back there. 😉
We had a visitor from the East Coast and went to the beach. We casually started walking along and had to go back and get him after explaining that kelp flies eat washed-up kelp and have no interest in human flesh.
Just stay away from the BLACK FLIES….
Yup. Gotta familiarize yourself with the nasties, which do vary, depending upon your final destination.
Oh, yeah. There are all kinds of things to get used to in the South. Wait til you see a cockroach the size of a silver dollar. Ugh.
How about Phoenix roaches that live in palm trees? When I lived in Phoenix, had an experience with one of them. On the way into the supermarket on a busy day, I could see the people going in were separating into two columns with no obvious reason to do so.
When I got to the place were the division began, the mystery was solved. A palm tree roach crawling across the parking lot.
It was about four inches long. And they fly, if they want.
Oh yuck. Sounds like a Florida palmetto bug.
“There probably isn’t as much adrenaline spilled by people who grew up with these creatures, but I’m not entirely comfortable with having these around.”
It’s nothing a shotgun won’t fix.
Granny will take care of it for ya 👍
She’s not afraid of no pistol, neither.
I’m a big fan of Granny.
Just to be clear, this is “Ma” — played by Ruth Gordon.
“Granny Clampett”, from the Beverly Hillbillies, was played by Irene Ryan.
It would be ill-advised to mess with either one.
They both used “the great equalizer.”
The awesomeness of Granny!
My great grandmother looked just like her.
Well, when I knew my great granny, she looked more like the image on the right! By the time I was born, she was in her eighties.
On second thought, it’s not really Raggedy Ann at all.
It’s really much more of a Moe Howard look that she’s going for.
Not everyone can pull that look off, but she’s making it work.
What a bunch!
I’m goin’ with the magic 8 Ball.
Verse of the Day for Thursday, February 2, 2023
“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Romans 10:13 (KJV)
Thank You, Jesus, for blessings received and prayers answered!!!
BE MY VOICE
BABY LIVES MATTER
JESUS LOVES THE LITTLE CHILDREN
PRAYING ON THE ARMOR OF GOD
Father God, I now follow your command to put on the full armor of God, because my battle is not against flesh and blood but against rulers, authorities, the powers of this dark world and against spiritual forces of evil in the unseen world.
I first pray on the Belt of Truth that it may be buckled around my waist, may I be centered and encircled by your truth dear Lord. Hem me inside all that is true and right, and may I be protected and held up by the truth of your living word, in my Lord Jesus name.
I pray on the Breastplate of righteousness, please protect my vital organs and my inner man, cover my integrity, my spirit, and my soul. Guard my heart for it is the wellspring of life, please strengthen and guard the most vulnerable places in my life with that which is right, good, and noble that I might not receive a fatal blow from the enemy, in my Lord Jesus name.
I pray on the Gospel Shoes of Peace. I choose to stand in the shoes of your good news, and on the firm foundation of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the solid eternal rock. All other ground is sinking sand, I pray that I will not slip or fall, but that my feet would be firmly fitted on your lordship, my Lord Jesus. I choose to stand on you, so that the peace of God, which transcends all understanding will guard my heart and mind in Christ Jesus, the eternal Rock of Ages. I receive your holy peace now my Lord, from the sole of my feet to the crown of my head, in my Lord Jesus name.
I pray the Shield of Faith into my hand now. As I take up the shield of faith, I ask that you might extinguish every dart and arrow, that is launched from the enemy to take me down spiritually, physically, mentally, emotionally, and every attempt of the enemy to destroy my joy. I ask that my faith in you would make it flame out. Extinguish every flaming arrow that would come against me, my life, my family, my home, or my ministry. May my faith always be out in front of me like a shield. Give me the courage to “faith my fears” by choosing to walk by faith and not by sight, in my Lord Jesus name.
I pray on the Helmet of Salvation, that you might protect my mind from the thoughts that can lead me astray. I choose to take every thought captive, and arrest all intentioned ideas and motives that would harm others, or distract me from your holy will for me. I submit every captured thought to the Lordship of my Lord Jesus Christ, and ask that you would imprison those thoughts that are not of you my Lord. Transform my mind and renew my thinking that I may think God thoughts, and have a sober mind that is focused on your glory. Please protect me from being double minded that I may allow my mind, I reject to live an earthly life, because I choose to live a holy one, governed by you My Lord Jesus, the prince of peace, please have my mind to be saturated with the holy mind of Christ, in my Lord Jesus name.
Finally, I take up the Sword of the Spirit which is the holy word of God, I pray this powerful offensive weapon into my hand, and ask that your holy word would be fitting for every encounter I face. As the enemy gets close to me, please give me the insight, wisdom, and skill to wield the word of God to drive away the enemy, in my Lord Jesus name.
May the enemy and his team flee from me, upon hearing the word of God spoken by the power and direction of the Holy Spirit. Give me the sword of the spirit to cut through the wiles of the devil, so that I may discern the schemes of the enemy when he is near.
With all kinds of prayers, supplication, and intercession I pray to you my Lord God as the one who fights my battles. Now that I’m in your holy powerful armor, I walk away covered and ready to face my day as you go before me, and please protect me in the midst of the spiritual warfare in this unseen world, in my Lord Jesus name.
Thank you my Lord, for the spiritual weapons of armor and prayer that you have given me. It is written no weapon formed against me shall prosper, and you will refute every tongue that accuses me.
Thank you Father God, my Lord Jesus and the Holy Spirit, that I am more than a conqueror in my Lord Jesus. I pray all of this in the mighty name of my Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ.
PLEASE PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER
Hunter Biden is Joe Biden’s sneakernet.
is a lame attempt at putting the horse back in the barn, one problem, the horse was been sold to the glue factory, and is now spread about by the good people at Elmer’s throughout the US, and world.
This REEKS of desperation, THREE years after the first info was released. I thought the laptop was ALL Russian disinfo?
Thanks for confirming Hunter that this is all VERY real, and there is THERE there, not just smoke but FIRE.
I smell FEAR> This will not make it go away, this will only make people look DEEPER.
DUMBASS. See why the Cabal is panicked? Hunter is NOW a liability.
Hunter flipped long ago. He’s the source of where to look for classified docs which his daddy gave him to sell.
This is a ‘look squirrel’ effort.
Why would Hunter flip? Seriously?
Daddy has the ultimate STAY out of jail card. Pardon.
There are multiple state charges that can be brought. Also multiple criminal exposure in foreign countries.
Last thing daddy would do is pardon Hunter. At that point, Hunter’s 5th amendment rights vanish and he can be forced to testify against daddy.
As to why — who knows? I speculate that he is sick of being the un-favored son after all he’s done for the family. Sick of daddy treating dead brother like a perfect son. Plus, Durham likely worked out a deal with him to flip.
Who else knows where all those docs are stashed?
Who had a need for those docs?
IF I had any faith in Durham, I’d ask for the hopia bong.
Until proven otherwise, Durham is on the civilian equivalent, to the military ROADS program.
Hunter is off the plantation.
SS may be the only reason Hunter breaths.
Bunch of freakin’ traitors.
Maybe it’s their tried and trusted ploy of starting some legal thing that goes on forever and stops anything else happening in that area.
perhaps, but in this case it is making things for them WORSE. You know the old saying, when your enemy is digging themselves a hole, you do not help them out, you hand them a shovel.
Edumocation Moment in case your slowww like me. If not pass this by.
Came across this, this morning.
Asked myself WTF is a TERF? Seriously had no clue. So looked it up.
Found out it is a Trans Exclusionary Radical Female.
Okay. That didn’t help. Apparently I’m slower than I know.
Then I found an example. J.K. Rolling is a TERF.
Okay, that cleared it up. Moving on now. Edumocation Moment over.
Pro Tip. Never, ever click on this shit or anything like it. Scroll on by.
In our daily going about, ignore or make fun of dip shits doing the trans, LGXYZ bullshit.
These dumb fucks rate no courtesy by me.
Yes. I don’t care enough to try to learn about their outrage.
I’m a TERF, too!
TRANS ERROR REJECTING FATHER
Yep. Anyone not cowed by these freaks are on their list. This makes us all Trans Exclusionary Radical Foes, but I’m just not feeling the Radical part.
More like, Normal.
I’m a TARP – Trans-Avoiding Regular Person.
Thanks for the education! I wonder what those people would do if their pet cause was suddenly taken away. It looks as if their whole identity is wrapped up in it. And it’s so outside of the norm that there is no way people could know what they’re talking about. Nor could they identify with it. Same with pronouns and calling someone by their opposite gender, or by a made-up one. They don’t realize that it’s not going to last, not only for all the obvious reasons, but partly because it’s too much work that isn’t worth it for the average person. I couldn’t care less if someone wants me to address them as “they/them” whan a singular, not plural, gender-appropriate pronoun is called for. I’m not changing the language, period.
They need to know that our societal norms, and especially our language, are more important than their emotions.
Imagine there was a cheap way to save 2,000 people and cool cities but it didn’t make anyone rich? « JoNova (joannenova.com.au)
Yup. Totally agree. GLOBAL GREENING IS GOOD.
We need a return of the tree huggers! 🌳
Russia issues warning to Israel
“Anyone so much as speculating about sending weapons to Ukraine is escalating the conflict, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in response to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In an interview to CNN on Tuesday, Netanyahu said he did not rule out the possibility of sending Iron Dome missile defense systems to Kiev – something his predecessor rejected outright.
“All countries that supply weapons [to Ukraine] should understand that we will consider these [weapons] to be legitimate targets for Russian armed forces,” Zakharova told reporters in Moscow.
“Any attempts – implemented or even unrealized but announced, for the supply of additional, new or some other weapons – have led and will lead to an escalation of this crisis. And everyone should be aware of this,” she added.
Scuse me Russia lady, Iron Dome is a DEFENSIVE SYSTEM made by the Israelis.
Don’t we, the US, supply the missiles for them? Did we give(or sell?) Bibi too many or is he putting us on the hook to also supply them to UKR?
More than a few have commented that Bibi will NOT send, as the system handles only short range missiles, and a much lower percentage than Israel touts. In other words, if used in Ur, it will prove to be an embarrassment to Israel … as they say in Texas, “all hat and no cattle” .
As for funds, US Congress recently voted to give Israel a million $ for the system.
See this article for one scientist’s assessment of the system:
Following the 2014 Gaza War, MIT scientist Theodore Postol suggested the actual rate of successful interception for the Iron Dome could have been as low as five percent. Postol explained that in most cases credited as successful interception, the system’s Tamir missiles had impacted the incoming objects but not destroyed the payload they carried.
Yes, ID detection range is 2.5-40 miles. UKR would need many many many, everywhere. NOT HAPPENING.
Israel has 2 other protection systems, David’s Sling and Arrow that handles stronger type, longer range missiles.
SO SILLY, all of them, talking SMACK.🙄
IMO, it’s all about Zelensky and Kiev. He just wants to survive and maintain power, and he’s wedging on Israel’s temptation of a kind of Jewish-run colony state. “Your dream won’t survive unless I SURVIVE, so please defend me in Kiev.
Sounds to me like Zelensky knows that Russia is thinking about taking the whole damn thing, and that means Kiev would be toast.
Israel backing the Fake Jew Zelensky and the AZOV NAZIS?? Say it isn’t so!?!!
Agree that Volod is soon to LOSE IT ALL!!!
Not soon enough IMO.
If he stopped now he might be able to keep almost 1/2. If he keeps going he’ll go down in history as ‘the one who lost it all, the lasr Prez of the country formerly known as Ukraine’.
and Bibi is high in the Neocon hierarchy …
I promise this story about microwaves is interesting. – YouTube
Well, in addition to chicken farms being burned down:
Yours Truly: Merck has a new poultry “vaccine”, called Innovax(C)-ND-ILT, to prevent infection in poultry by Marek’s Disease and other poultry diseases.
FTA: “Similar to messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines that protect humans against COVID-19, this cutting-edge poultry vaccine uses DNA viral vaccine technology to teach the chicken’s immune system to recognize and react to a component of a pathogen, giving the chicken’s body the capability to react to future infections.” (bolding mine)
It appears that ** someone ** either knew about, or found out about, the Shuangshi Wei et al. paper on how chicken egg yolks can block the COVID-19 spike protein binding to human ACE2 receptors. Therefore, the next step for
** someone ** would be to keep chicken egg yolks from doing this. Best “method?” — inject chickens with mRNA / viral DNA “vaccines” based on the current technologies in the COVID-19 “vaccines.”
And — perhaps including a “backdoor entry key” code similar to the PRRARSV code that was inserted into the COVID-19 original spike protein (and therefore is also in the COVID-19 “vaccines.”)
Love the way you analyze and think, RDS.
Reduce the supply to encourage consumers to alter their diets. Bird flu scare and burn down producers so the price escalates. Check.
At the same time, crank up the research and production of mRNA/viral DNA crap. Insert into the chicken feed, right Tractor Supply?