2023·02·04 Joe Biden Didn’t Win Daily Thread

News Flash

Today, it is still the case that Joe Biden didn’t Win.

I realize that to some readers, this might be a shock; surely at some point things must change and Biden will have actually won.

But the past cannot actually be changed.

It will always and forever be the case that Joe Biden didn’t win.

And if you, Leftist Lurker, want to dismiss it as dead white cis-male logic…well, you can call it what you want, but then please just go fuck off. No one here buys that bullshit–logic is logic and facts are facts regardless of skin color–and if you gave it a moment’s rational thought, you wouldn’t either. Of course your worthless education never included being able to actually reason–or detect problems with false reasoning–so I don’t imagine you’ll actually wake up as opposed to being woke.

As Ayn Rand would sometimes point out: Yes, you are free to evade reality. What you cannot do is evade the consequences of evading reality. Or to put it concretely: You can ignore the Mack truck bearing down on you as you play in the middle of the street, you won’t be able to ignore the consequences of ignoring the Mack truck.

And Ayn Rand also pointed out that existence (i.e., the sum total of everything that exists) precedes consciousness–our consciousnesses are a part of existence, not outside of it–therefore reality cannot be a “social construct” as so many of you fucked-up-in-the-head people seem to think.

So much for Leftist douchebag lurkers. For the rest of you, the regular readers and those lurkers who understand such things: I continue to carry the banner once also carried by Wheatie. His Fraudulency didn’t win.

Let’s Go, Brandon!!

Hey China!

Or rather, “Hey Chinese Communist Party and your entire array of servitors, ass-wipers, and fellators!”

You’re not even worth my time this week. When you decide to act like civilized people, maybe I’ll give you a lesson or two in how non-barbarians behave.

Hey BiteMe!
(Or, Whoever Has Their Hand Rammed Up That Putrefying Meat Puppet’s Ass)

[Language warning]

You and yours have caused a lot of injury. Literal injury with your war on people who don’t want to take an untested vaccine. When people die in an emergency room because a hospital won’t admit them because they haven’t had their clot shot, that’s a crime.

I’m going to address here the insult on top of the injury, because I am among the insulted. I still have my health but apparently you want me to live under the 8th Street Bridge (which actually isn’t on 8th Street, but whatever, that’s what the I-25 overpass over Cimarron is called), so maybe if you have your way that won’t be true for long. Dreadful time of year to become homeless.

No, you’re just trying to make me unemployed, because I won’t take your fucking shots.

Well, that threat is NOT going to work. I. Won’t. Take. Your. Fucking. Shots.

And it looks like enough people agree, that you’re having to back down, you worthless asswipe.

You’re LOSING.

You LOSER.

You Chinese-bought ratfucking traitor.

I would love to see you die an agonizing, humiliating death. (This isn’t a threat, because I am not threatening to cause that death. I am just announcing my intention to party if it happens.) It would be just recompense for the way you’re killing America…and millions of Americans.

His Fraudulency

Joe Biteme, properly styled His Fraudulency, continues to infest the White House, we haven’t heard much from the person who should have been declared the victor, and hopium is still being dispensed even as our military appears to have joined the political establishment in knuckling under to the fraud.

One can hope that all is not as it seems.

I’d love to feast on that crow.

(I’d like to add, I find it entirely plausible, even likely, that His Fraudulency is also His Figureheadedness. (Apparently that wasn’t a word; it got a red underline. Well it is now.) Where I differ with the hopium addicts is on the subject of who is really in charge. It ain’t anyone we like.)

Justice Must Be Done.

The prior election must be acknowledged as fraudulent, and steps must be taken to prosecute the fraudsters and restore integrity to the system.

Nothing else matters at this point. Talking about trying again in 2022 or 2024 is hopeless otherwise. Which is not to say one must never talk about this, but rather that one must account for this in ones planning; if fixing the fraud is not part of the plan, you have no plan.

Lawyer Appeasement Section

OK now for the fine print.

This is the WQTH Daily Thread. You know the drill. There’s no Poltical correctness, but civility is a requirement. There are Important Guidelines,  here, with an addendum on 20191110.

We have a new board – called The U Tree – where people can take each other to the woodshed without fear of censorship or moderation.

And remember Wheatie’s Rules:

1. No food fights
2. No running with scissors.
3. If you bring snacks, bring enough for everyone.
4. Zeroth rule of gun safety: Don’t let the government get your guns.
5. Rule one of gun safety: The gun is always loaded.
5a. If you actually want the gun to be loaded, like because you’re checking out a bump in the night, then it’s empty.
6. Rule two of gun safety: Never point the gun at anything you’re not willing to destroy.
7. Rule three: Keep your finger off the trigger until ready to fire.
8. Rule the fourth: Be sure of your target and what is behind it.

(Hmm a few extras seem to have crept in.)

Spot Prices.

Kitco Ask. Last week:

Gold $1,928.50
Silver $23.69
Platinum $1,021.00
Palladium $1,696.00
Rhodium $12,550.00

This week, markets closed as of 3PM MT.

Gold $1,865.30
Silver $22.41
Platinum $983.00
Palladium $1,703.00
Rhodium $12,500.00

WOW. Major drops in everything just today. Gold was around 1950 on Wednesday, dropped a bit Thursday and went down almost 50 bucks today. Silver went down $1.14 today..

More Stupid Orbit Tricks (Orbital Mechanics Part 3)

Well, this is a bit embarrassing. This is one subject that I actually have some formal background in, albeit from over thirty years ago, and I flubbed something in the first column.

[Math note: Take the velocity vector for the satellite. Normalize it, so its length is 1. Take the cross product of it and the z axis unit vector. Take the magnitude of that product. You now have the sine of the inclination angle. For those of you who didn’t understand that, be assured that it’s dead damn easy and you don’t have to watch the satellite in orbit to figure out its inclination, so long as your velocity measurement is accurate.]

Me being slightly stupid two weeks ago

You can certainly do this. It works as described. But it’s vastly better to take the dot product of the normalized vector with the z axis unit vector, and treat that as the cosine of the inclination angle. Why? Two reasons. First, the cosine could be anything from 1 down to -1, and those correspond to angles of 0-180 degrees, the exact range of angles an inclination can be. Second…to take that dot product, just grab the z component of the normalized velocity vector; no need to actually do the dot product, (vx, vy, vz) (0, 0, 1) is a no-brainer.

OK with that out of the way, we can pick up where we left off last week. I gave you the formula for the period of an elliptical orbit of a certain semi-major axis (a), and used the special case of a circular orbit where a is the radius of the circle, to figure out the radius of a geostationary orbit. Here’s the formula once again:

T=2\pi\sqrt{a^3\over{\mu}}

(Last week, the one I found had GM where this one has μ; they’re the same thing, the gravitational parameter of the object being orbited, which is the mass of that object multiplied by the gravitational constant.)

It’s really easy to get from here to the speed the object is traveling at in its orbit. The orbit will have a total length of 2πa. (The circumference is 2π times the radius.) Divide that length by the period. Both of the 2πs cancel, and you’re left with a / sqrt of a3/μ, but that’s just the square root of μ/a.

 v = \sqrt{ GM\! \over{r}} = \sqrt{\mu\over{r}}

Yes, this one has r instead of a. (This is what I get for copying and pasting formula graphics from Wikipoo; it’s not being consistent about using μ instead of GM, and the point I am about to make is obscured by using r instead of a.)

So does this mean that if you’re at a certain distance from the center of the object, a, and you’re traveling at speed v, you’re in a circular orbit?

Not necessarily. You’ll notice I said “speed” not “velocity.”

It is true that if you are at that distance, and traveling at that speed, your orbit will have a semi-major axis of a, but it won’t necessarily be a circular orbit; it could be an ellipse. The direction you are moving in at that distance matters. Draw a line from you to the center of the primary. That line defines “down” (even though you don’t feel weight while in orbit). Perpendicular to “down” you are moving “horizontally.” See the following very fancy (and stolen) diagram, where v is always in a horizontal direction:

If that is the direction you’re moving, and you are at the proper speed, you will be in a circular orbit. Otherwise, if you’re at the proper speed but not moving “horizontally” you are in an elliptical orbit whose semi major axis happens to match your distance from the primary. The more eccentric the orbit it, the farther away you will get from the primary at apoapsis…but the closer you will be at periapsis.

And this is where clean theory departs from actual practice. The theory pretends the entire mass of the primary is located at a point at one focus of the ellipse (or the center of the circular orbit). The fact of the matter is, the primary has a size, a radius, and if periapsis is less than that number, your time in orbit ends when you smack into the surface of the primary.

If you are in an elliptical orbit, then of course your speed at apoapsis is less than the speed we just computed, and your speed at periapsis is greater than that speed–unless it’s zero because you smacked into the surface of the primary. This formula is only good when your distance from the center of the primary is the same as the semi-major axis of your orbit. (Always true in a circular orbit, true at exactly two points of an elliptical orbit.)

Remember this diagram? It’s baaaaaack. The red orbit is circular. the red object’s speed never changes. The other orbits have the same semi-major axis, and as you’ll recall all of the objects orbit in the same amount of time. But here, the point is that when one of the objects (green, blue gold, and magent) crosses the red circular orbit, its distance is equal to its semi-major axis, and it is moving at the appropriate speed for a circular orbit (i.e., the same speed as the red object), just not in the right direction.

Surely there’s a better formula useful in other circumstances!

Stop calling me Shirley, and yes, there is. It’s called the vis viva equation:

v=\sqrt{\mu\left({2\over{r}}-{1\over{a}}\right)}

a is your semi major axis, and r is the distance from the center of the primary. Notice that you do not need to know the orbit’s eccentricity. More importantly, notice r and a don’t have to be the same.

(Also notice that if they are the same, things cancel and you get the circular orbit formula above. And notice also that if r is more than 2 times a, you get a negative sign under the radical. But that makes sense, it’s physically impossible no matter how eccentric an elliptical orbit gets, for you to be more than 2a away from the center of the primary, because the orbit itself is 2a in length, measured the long way.)

And now we have the background needed for today’s stupid orbit tricks.

Escape Velocity

If you set the semi-major axis a to infinity in the vis viva equation, you’re now thinking, basically, about an ellipse with apoapsis at infinity, which is to say, you’re not ever going to get to it, so you’re never coming back. Plugging that in to vis viva, the 1/a term becomes zero, and so escape velocity (at any given distance r from the primary) is:

{\displaystyle v\geq {\sqrt {\frac {2GM}{r}}}.}

(And now we’re back to GM.) You don’t have to be in orbit for this to work. So at the surface of the earth, 6,378 km from the center, escape velocity is roughly 11 km/s.

(And again, now reality crowds into theory. In reality there is more than just the earth and your spacecraft, there’s also the sun. You’ll get away from earth, but not from the sun…so you won’t travel infinitely far from the earth. To get away from the sun, you need 42 km/s (yes, even 150 million kilometers away from the sun). The earth’s orbital velocity of 26 km/s can help you with that, if you launch in the right direction; just add 16 km/s to get to 42 km/sec. This is how New Horizons was launched to–and past–Pluto.)

Note that the formula has a “greater than or equal to” sign; any velocity greater than this is also good for escaping, with some left over of course.

Changing Orbits

How do you change from one orbit to another?

If you’re in orbit you need some source of thrust, and the most common and obvious one is a rocket.

But here is the key thing…if you want to change from one orbit to another, you apply thrust where the two orbits–the one you’re in and the one you want to be in–cross each other. Because what you change with thrust is not position (not at the time you thrust, but of course later on your position will be different than it otherwise would be), but rather velocity. So the position before you thrust will be the same as your position after the thrust, but your velocity will differ.

Let’s go back to the eccentricity diagram.

Let’s say you’re in the red orbit and want to go into the green orbit. What you do is wait until you’re at one of the two points where the two orbits intersect–let’s pick the bottom one for this example, fire up your rocket, and change your velocity so that you’re now travelling on the green ellipse instead of the red circle.

But–and this is key–I said velocity not speed. The speed remains the same (remember, from above, that when those other orbits cross the red orbit, they’re at the same radius r and the orbits all have the same semi-major axis, a, so they have the same speed, just in different directions.

Velocity is defined both by speed and a direction of motion. In this case, you need to change the direction without changing the speed. This is a job for vectors! Just eyeballing it, at the bottom of the diagram where the red and green orbits intersect, you’ll want to point your rocket almost directly at the thing you’re orbiting, and thrust for a bit. That will result in your velocity shifting a bit downwards on the diagram, and you’ll be moving on the green ellipse instead of the red circle.

Remember what I said about being able to change velocity but not position, with thrust?

There was an egregious misunderstanding of this in a certain Star Trek: The Next Generation episode, Deja Q (from the third season). A certain planet was facing disaster, because its moon, formerly in a nice tidy circular orbit, was starting to drop inwards. With every orbit, the periapsis was getting closer and closer to the planet; eventually it’d hit the planet.

The Enterprise was going to try to pull the moon back into its proper orbit with the tractor beam.

But the Hollywood effects people were utterly ignorant of what I was just telling you. If you want to move the moon from that elliptical orbit back into its circular orbit, what do you do? You go to where the two orbits touch, at 3 o’clock in the diagram…and give it a good shove there. (You will want to speed it up at that moment; same direction, but make it go faster.)

Instead they depicted the enterprise waiting until the moon was at periapsis (9 oclock on that elliptical orbit) then pushing from there. Luckily they didn’t succeed, otherwise that moon would have ended up in a different orbit than what they wanted, quite possibly a very eccentric ellipse that would collide with the planet…oops!

Now a real starship crew would know this (unless they slept through orbital mechanics at Starfleet Academy), but Hollywood writers and producers? Nope. And either their “technical consultant” didn’t know Jacques Schiff about orbital mechanics (which, let’s face it, is an arcane specialty for people on Earth, though if we ever migrate into space in a big way, people up there will have to know it), or the Hollywood weenies decided not to listen to him.

(And let’s leave aside the fact that there’s simply no reason for a moon to suddenly have a shrinking orbit like this, in the first place! The only way it could happen, in reality, is if someone applied a small thrust to it at 3 o’clock, every time it was there, to slow it down and get the other side of the orbit to drop. I can’t think of a natural process that would do that. Once, yes, but every single time it’s at the same spot in its orbit?)

So there you go, an orbit change…and even an application (and you get to laugh at Hollywood too).

Hohmann Transfers

But what if the two orbits don’t touch? The short and glib answer is, then you use a transfer orbit; pick one that touches both orbits.

Hohmann transfers get used a lot by NASA for interplanetery probes. The orbits of Earth and (say) Mars are in very nearly the same plane, so you just pick an ellipse that touches both orbits, sort of like the way that wayward moon’s new orbit was touching the old one at 3 o’clock.

But it gets used for satellites too.

Imagine we have a satellite in a very low, circular orbit, say, 222 km above the earth’s surface or 6600 km from the center of the earth. And we want to put it into a geostationary orbit, which is at 42,164 km from the center of the earth.

We need a transfer orbit.

Like this one:

Transfer orbit, 2, used to get from small, low orbit 1 to higher, larger orbit 3.

Our two circular orbits are connected by an elliptical orbit. (And yes my low special effects budget is in play here….the diagram is again stolen from Wikipedia, and it’s for the sun and two planets, clearly. Just imagine that’s Earth at the center instead of the sun.)

When you change an object from one orbit to another, its position doesn’t change, its speed does change. So what has to happen is the satellite, when it reaches 6 o’clock in orbit 1, has to change its speed to be appropriate for that elliptical orbit, at its closest distance, so now it’s in orbit 2. Then it will have to change speed again when it gets to 12 o’clock in orbit 2, to put itself in orbit 3. Needless to say, there’s a rocket attached to the satellite for doing this.

We know a for orbits 1 and 3, but we don’t know it for orbit 2. But look at it. The semi major axis of 2 is half of the long distance across the ellipse, and it should be pretty obvious that the long distance the sum of a for orbits 1 and 3. Because the top end of ellipse 2 is at the same distance as a for orbit 3, and the bottom end is at the same distance as a for orbit 1. Add them together to get the total distance, and divide by 2. A for the transfer orbit is 24,382 km.

Orbital velocity at 6600 km comes from  v = \sqrt{ GM\! \over{r}} = \sqrt{\mu\over{r}} . Using μ=3.986 x 105 we get v = 7.771 km/second.

Orbital velocity at 42,164 km comes from the same formula and is 3.075 km/sec.

So now we need to use vis viva twice, once for r=6600 km in an a=24,382 km orbit, and another for r=42,164km in a 24,382 km orbit (the same orbit, two different distances). At 6600km, to be in that orbit, the spacecraft must be moving at 10.22 km/second (not that much below escape velocity!) and at 42,164 km it will be moving at 1.600 km/sec (it’s 1.59968 but I am rounding everything to four significant figures).

So at the point where orbits 1 and 2 touch, the spacecraft is moving at 7.771 km/second and has to speed up to 10,22 km.sec, which is a change of 2.448 km/second.

And at the point where orbits 2 and 3 touch, the spacecraft will arrive moving at 1.600 km/sec but needs to speed up to 3.075 km/sec to go into the circular geostationary orbit, which is a change of 1.475 km/sec.

As I said this is done with a rocket attached to the spacecraft. This rocket must be able to change the velocity of the spacecraft 2.448+1.475 = 3.923 km/second.

With that, and the mass of the satellite and of the rocket with empty fuel tanks, and the characteristics of the rocket fuel, you can use the “rocket equation” to compute exactly how much fuel that booster needs to do the two “burns” it has to do, in order to move the satellite to geostationary earth orbit (GEO).

The rocket equation sounds like a good thing to talk about in a future Saturday daily, assuming anyone in my audience still has eyeballs that haven’t turned into glass.

But in the meantime, you at least have some notion of how to send the GOPe to its most appropriate next convention site.

Obligatory PSAs and Reminders

China is Lower than Whale Shit

Remember Hong Kong!!!

Whoever ends up in the cell next to his, tell him I said “Hi.”

中国是个混蛋 !!!
Zhōngguò shì gè hùndàn !!!
China is asshoe !!!

China is in the White House

Since Wednesday, January 20 at Noon EST, the bought-and-paid for His Fraudulency Joseph Biden has been in the White House. It’s as good as having China in the Oval Office.

Joe Biden is Asshoe

China is in the White House, because Joe Biden is in the White House, and Joe Biden is identically equal to China. China is Asshoe. Therefore, Joe Biden is Asshoe.

But of course the much more important thing to realize:

Joe Biden Didn’t Win

乔*拜登没赢 !!!
Qiáo Bài dēng méi yíng !!!
Joe Biden didn’t win !!!

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michaelh

On this day…
Facebook Launches
February 4th 2004

On this day in 2004, Facebook launched as thefacebook.com. Allegedly created by Mark Zuckerberg in his Harvard dorm room as a successor to an earlier “hot or not” website. Jacob Greenberg was the beneficiary of the DARPA LifeLog project, which shut down and transferred technology and development teams to Facebook. Limited initially only to Harvard students, the site targeted university and college students to create excitement and buzz before eventually opening up to users from all walks of life. Today, Facebook has over 2.5 billion monthly active users but has long since lost its “hip” and “cool” factor when everyone’s grandmother began “liking” every photo of the kids that was posted, including grandchildren that weren’t theirs. Desperate to bring back the mojo, FaceBook was rebranded as Meta and released the 3d-immersive Metaverse, which will go down in history as the single biggest self-inflicted business flop since the Dot Com bubble.

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scott467

“Desperate to bring back the mojo, FaceBook was rebranded as Meta and released the 3d-immersive Metaverse,”

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Except “meta” is so beta it’s gamma.

If we say that we saw something on ‘meta’, most people will have no idea what we’re talking about.

If we say we saw something on Facecrook, they understand immediately.

So Suckerberg may have changed the name, but the ‘rebranding’ never took.

It was like McDonald’s trying to rebrand itself as ‘neta’ 😂

TheseTruths

Yeah, nothing says “mojo” like Meta. /sarc

michaelh

I’ve been laughing at this all afternoon!

Yes, meh-tah “go down in history as the single biggest self-inflicted business flop since the Dot Com bubble.”

cthulhu

Of course, the use of transfer orbits jumps right into using an Aldrin Cycler — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars_cycler .

You can even play with them in Kerbal — https://wiki.kerbalspaceprogram.com/wiki/Tutorial:_Earth-Moon_Aldrin_Cycler

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

This is somewhat fortuitous.

When I saw “Aldrin” (as in Buzz Aldrin) I was immediately reminded of the very cool “Diels-Alder adducts” (a type of organic chemical product) called Aldrin and Dieldrin – which are pesticides. In looking for a picture of the synthesis…..

http://image.absoluteastronomy.com/images/encyclopediaimages/d/di/dieldrinsynthesis.png

Edit: Added locally….

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…..I found an image of a story about two hillbilly kids drinking some 5% Dieldrin and one of them dying.

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When I went to find the image on the original site, I stumbled upon this story, about Cocaine Mitch.

https://www.everybodyhatescharlie.com/?p=1221

Which is on this YouTube video:

Which I then tweeted.

Anyway, back to Aldrin & Dieldrin. I always thought this was such a cool example of a Diels-Alder cycloaddition, albeit with reversal of the normal polarity. But the polychlorinated chemicals are nasty, so just a part of history now.

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Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

OMG – I just got retweeted by Sundance. This is gonna go through the roof.

Gail Combs

BY SUNDANCE?  😮  🤓 

pgroup2

Wolfie needs to check under his car before he starts it.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

AH CROSSED COCO CHOW!!!  👼   😅   😆 

RAC

Couldn’t help noticing the shovel.

BillBeakman

This woman has courage.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Just to show that your improved suggestion on that Z component calculation really is improved, I actually read it as your correction the first time through (dot product and cosine), and was stunned when you said it was something else – I had to go back and re-read it to understand that I had misread it the first time through. I had literally READ cross product and UNDERSTOOD it as dot product. Not good!!!

TheseTruths

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TradeBait2

^^^ This.

Most normies have no idea they are in the middle of a huge PSYOP. Most know things are weird, but they just go along with it and spout what they hear or read.

It’s not “fake news”, it’s the “killing fields news”.

phoenixrising37

A comment lifted from Larry Johnson’s article today:

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Everything in the west/America plays out in public and the Chinese know it. They know that this balloon could be full of paper towels and nothing else and the public/TV drama and display of incompetence and lack of ability to respond to a simple issue such as this one would still be out there on TV for all to see. At the same time it is a test to see what we would do. Finally, it is to show the rest of the world that we too have “red lines” (the same kind as the ones we have been pushing with the Russians and to which they have not responded – at least not publicly) and that we too will not do drastic things in response. I mean, what WOULD be a rational response now that the cat is out on TikTok, Twitter, CNN, Fox and the rest? There would always be someone unhappy with said response – hence, decision making paralysis. Trying to make hundreds of parties happy equals making nobody happy equals “rather not make any decisions than making the wrong one for which later you will be torn apart on Twitter”.

In America everyone is an expert and everyone has an opinion and everyone questions everything and everyone has some kind of an agenda – so it is impossible to actually have a long-term national policy on anything and make any decisions of national interest “quietly”. In places like China or Russia such decisions are made daily and nobody questions/challenges them but then again, their leaders today are much more responsible with the weight of those decisions so they do not need to air every detail of everything on TV and the public still knows there are responsible adults in the room. In America, on the other hand, we have a perception of public decision / consensus process – but too many midwives and the babies end up being in charge while the midwives are arguing on what to do….

It’s a systemic fault.

Link to Larry’s blog https://sonar21.com/more-on-the-high-flying-balloons/

scott467

This sounds like the ‘blame everybody’ approach. That was always Bill O’Reilly’s favorite.

He would go down some long list of political Leftist organized crime, and then say something like “But we had this one guy ten years ago in the GOP who got caught paying less than he should have on his taxes, so they’re ALL guilty!”

Everything doesn’t play out in public in the West, only the things the criminal political class WANT played out in public happens in the West.

Everything else is suppressed.

Thanks to the Interwebs, a fair amount of actual truth escapes, and maybe 10-15% of the population is paying attention to that.

Meanwhile, everybody else is paying attention to deep state propaganda media, and then the political-class reacts to state propaganda media.

The criminal political-class writes the scripts and acts the parts.

The People (including us) are just sitting in the audience.

10-15% of the People (people like us) know we’re watching a steaming pile of B.S.

The rest don’t realize they’re watching a farce.

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Getting torn apart on Twitter is an extremely recent development, if he means getting torn apart by anyone who isn’t supporting state propaganda.

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I mean, what WOULD be a rational response now that the cat is out on TikTok, Twitter, CNN, Fox and the rest? There would always be someone unhappy with said response – hence, decision making paralysis.

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I don’t know what ‘cat’ he’s referring to, unless he’s claiming that everyone knows they’re all just state propaganda media outlets — except (very recently) Tweeter, which appears to be having an internal civil war.

But it’s comical to suggest that anyone in a position of power or authority GIVES A RATS ASS about making anyone “happy”, and this leads to decision paralysis. As if the political-class wants to help, they’re just so concerned with making everyone happy that they don’t know what to do… 🙄 (where’s the vomit emoji when we need it?)

scott467

In America everyone is an expert and everyone has an opinion and everyone questions everything and everyone has some kind of an agenda”

__________

That’s humanity, and it’s going to be true wherever there is some semblance of freedom. It’s not a recent development. The alternative is Stalinism / Maoism / Nazism.

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“– so it is impossible to actually have a long-term national policy on anything and make any decisions of national interest “quietly”.

____________

It’s impossible to have any long-term national policy because:

A) far too much power has been concentrated in the federal gov’t generally, and the presidency specifically

B) because of ‘A’, big money spends whatever it takes to control ‘A’

C) because of ‘A’, foreign adversaries also spend whatever it takes to control ‘A’

D) because of ‘A’, big money and foreign adversaries work TOGETHER to control ‘A’

E) before UniParty, changing leadership every four or eight years would cause policy to swing wildly to the Left or mildly back toward the middle every 4 or 8 years

F) it’s practically impossible to have any long-term national policy anyway, when the world is changing as rapidly as it is today, due to exponential advances in technology and instantaneous communications

G) and behind it all, the 24/7/365 unrestricted psychological warfare deployed against domestic populations (population of the entire planet) by big money and foreign adversaries who seek to control ‘A’

So everything is about a tiny percentage of the human race with money and power, seeking to control 7.5 billion people, who just want to be left alone to live their lives.

Surprise, surprise, surprise…

Charlie

Jab will decimate the military! Two fronts accomplished. U- n police force used for peasant control and bioweapons, digital currency will accomplish depopulation and slavery. Who ever is left will own nothing and be happy.

scott467

But at least the jab didn’t get ’em 👍

TheseTruths

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China Joe! Traitor!

michaelh

Oh, China is watching us . . .

China is watching us . . .

China is watching us . . .

From a distance . . .

michaelh

Intentional Weakness: Biden Botches China Watching US
FEBRUARY 3, 2023

https://www.lifezette.com/2023/02/intentional-weakness-biden-botches-china-watching-us/

I haven’t watched this video yet . . .

One of the guests is Frank Gaffney, Founder and Executive Chairman of Center for Security Policy, joins the show to discuss the Chinese spy balloon hovering over America.

. . .

“The balloon goes up”
February 3, 2023 Frank Gaffney, Jr.
https://centerforsecuritypolicy.org/the-balloon-goes-up/

“When the balloon goes up” is military slang for the start of a shooting war. The Chinese Communist Party has literally sent a very large balloon up to collect intelligence over sensitive sites in the continental United States and the Biden administration’s refusal to shoot it down invites actual hostilities.

Presumably, a determination to avoid any unpleasantness on the eve of Secretary of State Tony Blinken’s visit to Beijing next week contributed to Team Biden’s latest act of submissiveness. But it will only reinforce the CCP’s calculation that it can behave aggressively against us with impunity.

Unfortunately, as a powerful Committee on the Present Danger: China webinar yesterday made clear, the Chinese Communists are already at pre-kinetic war with America. Their serial appeasement by our “captured” leadership elites only intensifies the likelihood of that war becoming a violent one.

This is Frank Gaffney.

Robert Baker

Their serial appeasement by our “captured” leadership elites only intensifies the likelihood of that war becoming a violent one.”

Does the above statement make logical sense? The inclusion of the word “captured” suggest that leadership is already under the control of China. In that case why would China provoke a violent response from people already doing their bidding? I suppose “captured” could be a referent to some other faction. In the context of the paragraph it does not seem likely.

phoenixrising37

It’s meant to move your focus from the Neocon/Ukr disaster to another ‘enemy’ – and at the same time memory-hole the US/NATO latest in a serious of failures … reminds me of the 3-shell con … and ‘gatekeeping’ – but that’s just my warped thinking  😉 

singingsoul1

The Chinese found out American political class love money more than God and County.
The elites are for sale for money without personal consequences.
The people protecting the country are all compromised. Do they really believe they get a seat at the table when china takes over? They will be the first to go . They have learned nothing from history.

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Gail Combs

  :wpds_arrow: THIS! “…They will be the first to go . They have learned nothing from history.”

singingsoul1

So True

TheseTruths

😳 🙀 😱

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Gail Combs

Granny Killer New-Scum!
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cthulhu

Random Nuisance and Justin Castreau are largely interchangeable.

Gail Combs

Pretty face hiding a demonic soul….

phoenixrising37

what did he know?

well, we know he’s related to one (D’Alesandro) of the four major Mafia families in California … if you like Nanzi, you’re gonna LUV ‘Newsom’ (Don Jr.’s current partner was once married to him…)

TheseTruths

Kimberley Guilfoyle might have valuable insight that our side could use.

pgroup2

She better have some because she ain’t that cute. Yeah, I said it.

Gingersmom2009

She’s a nice looking woman – but desperately needs a makeover to soften the look. Very dark, long straight hair – with no highlights or color variation, is harsh and aging. Her makeup is also dark and heavy. Clothes always a little too tight, and a little too low cut – distracting. Only works when you’re young. She just needs to soften it up, she has the framework. 😄

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BillBeakman

From your voice to her ears!

Gingersmom2009

It’s a simple fix. 👍🏻

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scott467

Her inner tyrant doesn’t help either:

scott467

If he runs, the whole world better hope he ‘dies suddenly’.

And there is a whole long list of people just like him, about whom the whole world should hope the same.

There is nothing funny about any of what’s going on.

If Hitler had “died suddenly”, WWII wouldn’t have happened.

There are dozens of people being groomed or already in positions of power today who are already worse than Hitler.

They meet at Davos every year, and worship at the altar of WEF.

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Post added to the science sidebar!

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

The idea of a transfer orbit is an amazing simplification of the problem of changing orbits. Such a VERY cool idea. At first, I was thinking “WTF!” But then to realize that one is ALWAYS in orbit, and simplifying the problem to three orbits – that’s freakin’ ingenious!

cthulhu

Twelve minutes of Japanese Synchronized Walking.

(Too cold for parkour.)

TheseTruths

It’s a competition! Nicely done, and they move so fast. No doubt that is part of what they’re judged on.

pgroup2

“We are all individuals!”

h/t Monty Python

phoenixrising37

Saw what you did there!  😎 

Barb Meier

They just need band instruments and they could fill in at a Texas A&M half-time show.

Barb Meier

My friend’s daughter was in their marching band. Dad was so proud. Here’s an example: Watch video10:11A&M vs Florida Fightin’ Texas Aggie Marching Band Halftime Show (11/…101.4K views3 months agoYouTubeZacherey Casey

kalbokalbs

Pretty cool stuff!

TheseTruths

On this day in history, February 4, 1783, King George III declared a permanent ceasefire to the American Revolution (1775-1783).

Timeline of the ending of the Revolution:
1781 
October – Gen. Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown.

1782 
February 27 – House of Commons votes to end the war.
March – British Prime Minister North resigns.
April – Informal peace negotiations begin in Paris between Ben Franklin and Richard Oswald, the representative of the new Prime Minister.
September – John Jay and John Adams arrive in Paris.
November 30 – A preliminary peace treaty is signed. Britain agrees to withdraw its troops from the U.S.

1783
January 20 – The preliminary treaty is ratified by Parliament.
February 4 – King George declares a ceasefire.
April 11 – America’s Congress declares a ceasefire.
April 15 – Congress ratifies the preliminary treaty.
September 3 – The final Treaty of Paris is signed by John Jay, John Adams, and Ben Franklin, and David Hartley of Great Britain.

Article 1:

His Brittanic Majesty acknowledges the said United States, viz., New Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, to be free sovereign and Independent States; that he treats with them as such, and for himself his Heirs & Successors, relinquishes all claims to the Government, Propriety, and Territorial Rights of the same and every Part thereof.

🇺🇸 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 https://www.revolutionary-war-and-beyond.com/treaty-of-paris-of-1783-september-3-1783.html

1784
January 14 – Congress ratifies the Treaty of Paris.
April 9 – Parliament ratifies the Treaty of Paris.
May 12 – The signed documents are formally exchanged in Paris, officially bringing the American Revolution to a close.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Excellent!

phoenixrising37

Thank you TT …

and now the EOL ‘rules Britannia’ … bet the Britons didn’t see that in their future when Caesar landed on their shores…

European ‘leaders’ tossed their people on the sacrificial altars the moment they were told to …

pgroup2

EOL??? Waz dat???

Barb Meier

The only EOL meaning I know is “end of life”. This reminds me that Roku has some BBC documentaries called “Britian” and the host is a younger Neil Oliver. He is exploring ancient history starting with the ice age. I learned that Neil studied to be an archeologist and that makes perfect sense to me. His interest is in the ancient individuals and what their lives were like. He’s showing us bones, tools, old burial sites, and so on.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

“Empire of Lies” – basically the UniParty as we know it. It’s a common term used on Moon of Alabama.

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=%22Empire+of+Lies%22+site%3Amoonofalabama.org

TheseTruths

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Isn’t it clear, Twitter IC embeds? Journalism “harasses” and “abuses” wrongdoers with TRUTH.

BillBeakman

This episode demonstrates that Elon still has work to do. Once again, “it’s not a bug, it’s a feature.”

pgroup2

Elon should seriously consider suing for his money back. Those bastards lied in order to make the sale. They should pay dearly.

phoenixrising37

Amen…

Gail Combs

SUE for the COST of FIXING the software. (X 3)  🤓 

scott467

It’s the same problem, on a smaller scale, that Trump had on a much larger scale.

You cannot ‘manage’ a workforce that is in open rebellion to your leadership.

Either you fire everybody and hire people who support your cause, or you may as well just quit before you’re deposed.

The Left understands this intuitively, which is why they are able to put skis on the Overton Window and shove it down Mount Everest.

The Right wants to be liked by their enemies, and gives the Left enough seats at the table to destroy everything from the inside.

TheseTruths

Kanekoa has a thread about other balloons: in Japan in June of 2020, etc. Note that the balloons in the pic did not appear at the same time.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

CHINAZIS UP TO THEIR CHIHITLER CHIT!!!

rayzorback

I am still having a hard time understanding why Chyna uses “Balloons” when there are supposedly thousands of “satellites” up there that can read our car license plates?

kalbokalbs

Chinee, much like NSA knows all about out computer keystrokes, texts, phone conversations…

Please

It might be like the two kids in the back seat, one is pointing his finger 1″ from the others’ face, saying,” I’m not touching you”

RF121

First, why buy the narrative that this is a Chinese spy balloon. It cannot see anything as you said that their satellites cannot already. Plus Google Earth and Maps provides everything anyway. For free.

As to any sensors picking up data, that can be done just by driving around with equipment in a small van.

This balloon thing is a joke.

RF121

Yes, they have spy satellites which is why this balloon thing is a joke.

Robert Baker

What was the action taken by other countries, particularly India?

TheseTruths

Good question. I haven’t delved into it in detail.

TheseTruths

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scott467

We’re all Ukrainians now(?)

If we all pledge allegiance to Ukraine, will the U.S. military finally defend us?

kalbokalbs

Only if Xi approves.

TheseTruths

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rayzorback

What is the point of the “solar array” UNDER the balloon?
Would they not be SHADED by the balloon itself?
Solar panels lose much of their power in the shade.

Please

wouldn’t a ring of those flexible ones, mounted close to the equator of the balloon, then something hanging below to offset the top-heaviness work?

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Exactly. Eratosthenes to the rescue. The amount of time that the sun would be blocked by the balloon in the Northern hemisphere has to be null ATM.

In fact, right now, the sun is so low, the solar panels could be almost right below the balloon. Orientation toward the sun is the real problem.

Crap. We’re getting a physics lesson from China!  😂 

Valerie Curren

 😂 

TheseTruths

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pgroup2

Tell it, brother!

TheseTruths

U.S. Naval Institute:

Since “Chinese Spy Balloon” is trending: In 1945, the crew of USS New York spotted a sphere that they thought might be a Japanese balloon weapon. The captain ordered it shot down but none of the guns could score a hit. Finally, a navigator realized they were attacking Venus.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Venus is a hottie. Not surprised a bunch of sailors got fired up over her.

TheseTruths

😳

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

YOWZA!

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

The planets are such little dustbunnies compared to the sun!

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

LOL!

That sounds a lot like “Biology is the study of plants and plant parasites.” Which is not quite true, but close enough to be hilarious.

scott467

One small Venusian crumb cake…

One giant Easy-Bake Oven 👍

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TheseTruths

😅

pgroup2

[loud groan]  😜 

para59r

Evening Star and Morning Star. Amazing the Ancients had that one figured out.

Robert Baker

1945 New York Times Headline above the fold.

US NAVY PROVES ONCE AGAIN THAT IT IS ANTI-WOMAN.

scott467

“Finally, a navigator realized they were attacking Venus.”

____________

Well it’s a good thing Venus didn’t strike back.

TheseTruths

U.S. Naval Institute:

Donnie Dunagan was the youngest U.S. Marine drill instructor. He served three tours in Vietnam and was wounded several times, retiring as a Major in 1977. Throughout his career he managed to keep secret that he had been to voice of Bambi in the 1942 Disney film. #FunFactFriday

He had a film career from 1934, when he was four years old, until Bambi in 1942, his final film role. He’s 88 years old now and living in Texas. He is a recipient of the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

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Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Great city, despite libtards destroying it!

TheseTruths

One source said San Antonio and one said San Angelo, so I changed it to Texas.

cthulhu

I can see why he might not have shared that widely…..

“Sir! Yes, Sergeant Bambi, Sir!”

cthulhu

Since a Marine Drill Instructor’s purpose is to knock the wiseacre out of a recruit and install a Marine in its place, this would probably not have ever been uttered out loud in his presence.

Speaking of Marine Drill Instructors, it must have been quite the experience to have been trained by Donald Yarmy and seen him several years later as Don Adams in Get Smart.

Robert Baker

Assuming the above information about his film career was correct he would be at least 92 years old if he is still alive.

TheseTruths

Mistake: The film career started in 1938. He is 88 years old. He has a website too.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donnie_Dunagan

Robert Baker

Congrats, you sure cleared that anomaly quickly.

Canadian Guest
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OMG, I just posted this, too! Awesome!

Canadian Guest

the Spirit is a-moving…

kalbokalbs

^^^ G R E A T start to my Saturday.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Big story. A Thai princess, 44 years old, went into a coma shortly after getting the jab. Doctors told the royal family that it was due to a bacterial infection. Prof. Sucharit Bhakdi in Germany (he’s Thai) hears the diagnosis and says “no way – it’s the jab!”

So activists in Thailand take it from there, and guess who gets an audience with “top men” in Thailand?

Pfizer may be in deep shit.

So it will play here…..

cthulhu

This is the King’s eldest daughter. I don’t think, “if she survives, she’ll likely be sterile” is going to be very popular.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

I suspect there is pissedness in the Royal Palace.

scott467

Could be their first experience with a world the rest of us have to deal with every day.

kalbokalbs

Sorta like Hamlin, we gotta have a big name, suddenly collapse, perhaps die. Or a big name have a massive reaction to a jab.

In this case, A Thai Princess, in a coma. The King unhappy. IIRC, Thais revere their Royals.

Hope the Thais burn Pfizer down.

scott467

It’s pathetic.

We should stop pretending that human beings have any meaningful capacity for reason.

Clott Adams is right. For the most part, people are just moist robots, wholly given over to drama and emotion.

BillBeakman

BIG mistake in not making sure that the Thai royal family was given saline…

kalbokalbs

Pfizer arrogance.

TheseTruths

The doctor in that clip says the royal family has been sent info that the princess is likely a victim of the vax. He talked to the top advisers to the government and told them the vaxes are based on fraud and that safety pharmacological studies were never performed. When he told the Thais this, they hit the roof. “We will see to it that Thailand is the first country in the world to declare this contract null.” He says it means that Pfizer will have to pay back billions to Thailand and that Thailand will “recompensate those people that have lost their existence.” Oh, how I hope this happens.

RAC

One would have thought that the “high ups” would be more informed or have their ear to the ground more that us riff raff, surprising.

Gail Combs

More concerned with palace intrigue.

scott467

Vast wealth usually buys total insulation from any such concerns… about anything in this world, really.

scott467

“The doctor in that clip says the royal family has been sent info that the princess is likely a victim of the vax. He talked to the top advisers to the government and told them the vaxes are based on fraud and that safety pharmacological studies were never performed. When he told the Thais this, they hit the roof.”

______________

They should have hit themselves instead of the roof.

The information has been publicly available for 3+ years now.

Apparently the complete detachment of ‘royals’ from the reality of the world in which their subjects suffer, had an unexpected personal consequence.

scott467

“He says it means that Pfizer will have to pay back billions to Thailand”

________________

Pfizer doesn’t need Thailand’s business to prosper.

But if Thailand is just one of dozens of nations to go after Pfizer, critical mass might be reached.

.

“…and that Thailand will “recompensate those people that have lost their existence.”

_______________

Not holding my breath on that one.

Whenever big money is involved, there’s never any left by the time it would reach the people for whom it was ostensibly intended.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Pfizer has billions of dollars (IN THAILAND, ALONE) to push back. But this is a start.

scott467

So in order to awaken from our own national coma, all we need is for an American princess to collapse or do a “died suddenly” from the jab.

The light of a thousand suns shining on the obvious truth won’t do it…

But the emotion of one pampered princess doing the jab jitterbug will.

We live in a bad cartoon.

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Valerie Curren

Seen in the replies

edit so this is not in direct reply to WM…oops…

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This one is enjoyable! Featuring “Trustworthy Rochelle” right up front!  🙃 

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Gail Combs

I trust science, it is FRAUDSTERS I DO NOT TRUST! FRAUDSTERS THAT CHASE GRANT MONEY INSTEAD OF DATA.

How Many Scientists Fabricate and Falsify Research? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Survey Data 

ABSTRACT 

….A pooled weighted average of 1.97% (N = 7, 95%CI: 0.86–4.45) of scientists admitted to have fabricated, falsified or modified data or results at least once –a serious form of misconduct by any standard– and up to 33.7% admitted other questionable research practices. In surveys asking about the behaviour of colleagues, admission rates were 14.12% (N = 12, 95% CI: 9.91–19.72) for falsification, and up to 72% for other questionable research practices. Meta-regression showed that self reports surveys, surveys using the words “falsification” or “fabrication”, and mailed surveys yielded lower percentages of misconduct. When these factors were controlled for, misconduct was reported more frequently by medical/pharmacological researchers than others. 

Considering that these surveys ask sensitive questions and have other limitations, it appears likely that this is a conservative estimate of the true prevalence of scientific misconduct.. 

Why Most Published Research Findings Are False 

Abstract 

Summary 

There is increasing concern that most current published research findings are false. The probability that a research claim is true may depend on study power and bias, the number of other studies on the same question, and, importantly, the ratio of true to no relationships among the relationships probed in each scientific field. In this framework, a research finding is less likely to be true when the studies conducted in a field are smaller; when effect sizes are smaller; when there is a greater number and lesser preselection of tested relationships; where there is greater flexibility in designs, definitions, outcomes, and analytical modes; when there is greater financial and other interest and prejudice; and when more teams are involved in a scientific field in chase of statistical significance. Simulations show that for most study designs and settings, it is more likely for a research claim to be false than true. Moreover, for many current scientific fields, claimed research findings may often be simply accurate measures of the prevailing bias.…. 

NATURE International Weekly Journal of Science: Publishers withdraw more than 120 gibberish papers

The editor in chief of Lancet, Richard Horton, wrote:
*http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lancet/PIIS0140-6736(15)60696-1.pdf

Much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue. Afflicted by studies with small sample sizes, tiny effects, invalid exploratory analyses, and flagrant conflicts of interest, together with an obsession for pursuing fashionable trends of dubious importance, science has taken a turn towards darkness. As one participant put it, “poor methods get results”. The Academy of Medical Sciences, Medical Research Council, and Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council have now put their reputational weight behind an investigation into these questionable research practices. The apparent endemicity [i.e. pervasiveness within the scientific culture] of bad research behaviour is alarming. In their quest for telling a compelling story, scientists too often sculpt data to fit their preferred theory of the world. Or they retrofit hypotheses to fit their data. Journal editors deserve their fair share of criticism too. We aid and abet the worst behaviours. Our acquiescence to the impact factor fuels an unhealthy competition to win a place in a select few journals. Our love of “significance” pollutes the literature with many a statistical fairy-tale….

Similarly, the editor in chief of the New England Journal of Medicine, Dr. Marcia Angell, wrote in 2009: 

“We can no longer trust Drug company clinical trials”

(Original Article I quote below has vanished… imagine that!)

….It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine….

In fact, in October 2017, Angell went further – she published an article in the New York Review of books entitled, ‘Drug Companies and Doctors: A Story of Corruption.’ 

Drug Companies & Doctors: A Story of Corruption

In her must-read essay, Dr. Angell skewers drug companies, university medical departments, and medical groups which set the criteria for diagnosis and treatment as being rotten with corruption and conflicts of interest…

Of course this is the same thing that Dr Fang was saying more recently.

BillBeakman

Right on, Gail. Science has become a whore for grant $.

kalbokalbs

Grant money gives whores a bad name.   :wpds_twisted: 

pgroup2

So what they’re saying is that there is no need for Chat GPT in the area of scientific research papers. The market is already saturated.

scott467

It is only a CULTURE of corruption which could allow such fraud to become commonplace.

cthulhu

One of the amusing things about this post is that it would be required to get through junior high school for a kid growing up on a space station.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

THAT is interesting.

cthulhu

The Integral Trees?

cthulhu

“East takes you Out, Out takes you West, West takes you In, In takes you East. Port and Starboard bring you back”. (Also sometimes, “North and South bring you back”.)

Either The Integral Trees or its sequel, The Smoke Ring.

rayzorback

You can go EAST forever…
You can go WEST forever…
You can only go so far NORTH until you reach the North pole,
then you will be going SOUTH.
Same thing going SOUTH, until you are going NORTH.
Or so they say.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

MOAR cultural Marxism.

TheseTruths

Destroying beauty in all forms.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Gail Combs

OOoooH YOU TOUCH ME sniff I am going to call the police! sniff sniff.

(He was never touched)

I sure hope HE got all FIVE covid shots from the ‘hot’ batches.

kalbokalbs

Hope PV posted that video on YT. Sure, it’ll get taken down. Post again and again by others.

scott467

That is a GREAT one 😁

Here’s Matt, youtube’s VP and head of Global Trust & Safety, going for a walk 😂

cthulhu

After all the fun with ligers last night, I finally got my imaging referral in the mail today — and the doctor that’s supposed to do it is named Tiger Singh.

Thing is, “Singh” means “lion” (and is a well-nigh universal last name among male Sikhs [female Sikhs tend to use “Kaur”, which means “princess”]). So, the day after talking about ligers, I get a referral to go to Doctor Tiger Lion.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Enjoy the Simulation!!!

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Long thread of short tweets “debunking” the Chinese weather balloon back to a nothingburger. Don’t agree – I think this was typically ChiCom, mostly a psyop.

https://twitter.com/RnaudBertrand/status/1621753847390830592

phoenixrising37

80% of the world is laughing at our reaction…

it’s only a psyop if it works… and it sure did…

scott467

“80% of the world is laughing at our reaction…”

____________

But our reaction was NOT to the chyna balloon.

Our reaction was to our own government responding in a way that could not possibly be rationalized or justified, magnified by the fact that they didn’t even try.

The reaction was to yet another curtain being pulled back, showing everyone that we live in a clown asylum.

If anything worked the way it’s supposed to, people’s reactions would be far more ‘normal’.

But when up is down, and left is right, and right is wrong, and black is white, that is what causes the outsized reactions.

And it should, shouldn’t it?

What’s the other option?

That we live in Wonderland, and we become so desensitized to the insanity, that nobody even notices?

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RAC

Russia does not set itself any restrictions in the form of a response to attacks, depending on the nature of the threats, it is ready to use all types of weapons – Medvedev
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The response in case of strikes on the Crimea and deep into Russia will be quick, tough and convincing – Medvedev
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If Ukraine tries to strike at Crimea, there will be retaliation strikes, all Ukraine remaining under the rule of Kiev will burn – Medvedev
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kalbokalbs

Good.

phoenixrising37

Thank you RAC …

Neocons continue to poke the Bear … the stupid burns…

cthulhu

I don’t remember where or when, but I remember reading about a situation where an inflatable boat was drifting close to a bunch of rocks in the Canadian surf. A Coast Guard helicopter showed up….

….the helicopter kept far enough away to not spray the foundering boat, lowered down to about 15 feet above the water, and threw a Newf out its door. The dog immediately started paddling to the boat. The helicopter lifted to a safe distance and turned on its loud-hailer, saying “Let the Newfoundland do its thing. Do not attempt to assist.”

The Newf got to the boat, grabbed a mooring rope in its teeth, and started pulling the boat parallel to shore, away from the rocks. Once at a safe distance, it pulled the boat to a sandy beach and landed it.

I am continually amazed at how much wisdom is packed into the ROM of specialty dog breeds.

Gail Combs

A Newfie!!! We had a Newfoundland – Russian wolf hound cross…. Did I mention I like BIG dogs?

BillBeakman

Wow, I can’t even imagine how big!

Gail Combs

I was thinking of fitting her with a saddle…

duchess01

Verse of the Day for Saturday, February 4, 2023

“For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.” 

Isaiah 41:13 (KJV)

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Thank You, Jesus, for blessings received and prayers answered!!!

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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duchess01

PLEASE PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER

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phoenixrising37

My go to Larry Johnson has an informative piece this a.m. He also brings some words from our old friend Monkey Werx…

MORE ON THE HIGH FLYING BALLOONS
3 February 2023 by Larry Johnson 

Did you know that the U.S. intelligence community has a number of balloons flying over the United States at very high altitude — e.g., 90,000 feet? They do. I recommend the following video for your enlightenment. It is by a former U.S. military special operations bubba who knows how to read and decipher air traffic. Meet Mr. Monkey Werx:

What I tried to convey in my previous article was the lack of international agreement governing overflights of a nation’s territory by balloons, fixed wing and satellites. There is an international consensus about aircraft that operate in controlled airspace. And countries such as the United States, Russia and China will shoot down a fixed wing intruder.

Remember Gary Powers? He piloted a U2 spy plane over the Soviet Union on May 1, 1960, flying at 70,000 feet. The United States mistakenly believed the Soviets had no weapon system capable of taking out a plane at that altitude. We learned the hard way that our intelligence had some major gaps.

Today that ceiling is even higher. Frankly, any fixed wing spy plane flying on the edge of space could be shot down because the U.S., Russia and China have missiles capable of reaching them. There is no international agreement that I can find (if you come up with one please pass along) that imposes a cap proscribing a fixed wing air flight over a country.

Let suggest another explanation why the United States so far has declined to shoot down the Chinese spy balloon. Could it be that the United States has similar balloons at 100,000 feet loitering over China or Russia (or just outside their national boundaries) and do not want to risk losing those balloons in retaliation if we take out the Chinese one currently sauntering above the United States? While I have never held clearances on such systems I would not be surprised that such a capability was kept in a highly protected SAP (Special Access Program). Balloons can gather more precise and voluminous intelligence than your average satellite.

If you watched the Monkey Werx video you realize that most folks have no idea about the various intelligence platforms that are working out of sight overhead.

What you need to understand is that once a balloon is above controlled air space it is in a legal gray zone with no controlling treaty or international law. The fact that the U.S. has spy balloons operating at the upper reaches of earth’s atmosphere helps explain why the United States has resisted efforts to create clarity and definition on this frontier.

One final thought. I have listened to a number of politicians voicing outrage at this violation of U.S. air space. I just wish they were equally upset by the millions of illegal immigrants flooding the U.S. southern border. I conclude they are really not serious about doing something substantive that would make a real difference in the lives of American citizens and in the lives of those immigrants who are being exploited by narcotics cartels and human trafficking rings.

https://sonar21.com/more-on-the-high-flying-balloons/

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yesterday’s hysteria across the internet reminded me of back when the (photoshopped) images of people collapsing in the streets of China appeared online… mass hysteria, and it was thus for years… hyped by yellowstream media and alt media, and esp our “leaders”
Akin to shouting “Fire” in a theatre. I confess I was disappointed when first POTUS and then Don Jr… were screaming “Shoot it down, shoot it down.” (Hold your fire … I am not saying it shouldn’t have gotten our attention… but … / Kassandra)

kalbokalbs

Serious question.

Have not clicked the video link.

MonkeyWerx.

  • Is this the same guy that posted endless videos of air traffic trying to say something is unusual and up with military aircraft?
phoenixrising37

Yes … he still does identify air traffic…

kalbokalbs

Thanks. For me, MonkeyWerx hoopla over military aircraft, was click bait.

MonkeyWerx may very well be spot on with is thought on balloons.

I do thank ya for sharing, and replying.

phoenixrising37

I wondered that myself at times …

but a comment at Larry’s connected to Larry’s praise of him …

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Small planes of immigrants rarely are spotlighted in the media flying into various cities.

The video is an eyeopener as to what the government is doing to us flying large planes of illegals and seeding the country throughout with trouble and a destructive strain on resources.

Gail Combs

Maybe we should do the same as we do with any other destructive critters. Declare open season…

phoenixrising37

Your point on click bait is a good one …

My observation (as a political junkie  😏 ) is that there is a lot of it in Alt Media … apparently the yellowstream media doesn’t have a corner on that market.

para59r

Thanks. Validating what we’ve been saying!

kalbokalbs

Is there a Readers digest sentence or two, “what we’ve been saying”?

para59r

Yes, in short the balloons have a far greater ability to suck up info/data important to spies than satellites do because a) they are closer. b) they are on station longer. c) They can be fully dedicated to the spy mission unlike satellites where instruments on each pass are contended for by varying agencies for varying projects/missions and may not be available for the spy master when he needs them (someone of equal or higher rank wants the instruments focused on something else).

In short the balloons don’t have the same share problem satellites have and have better or equal abilities in data suck up stuff.

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Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

The way I see it, playing SECOND on this deal gives our military the option to pick the best outcome for their own purposes. We either start enforcing against balloons, or start doing overflights on China at the same altitude.

phoenixrising37

I’ve read this a.m. (in Larry’s comment section) that the US KNEW days ago, this balloon was airborne and said nothing about it

it provided an excuse for Blinken to reschedule his trip to China… and that rumor (meaning no source cited) has it China has stated it was a civilian research balloon that went astray and apologized …

I ain’t ready to believe China even addressed the matter… nor am I ready to brush aside the possibility that the US Gov’t launched the balloon… the whole thing shouts FF to me, right at the time Ukr is imploding and the West is ‘acknowledging it’ and the narrative changes to ‘war with China’ – stated by a current American General to his troops “Be ready to engage China in 2 years”

kalbokalbs

Yea, nothing the CCP can be believed at face value. Same for USG.

Daily, there is a narrative to shape. As Ukraine narrative collapses, Lookie There…Chinee balloon. Oh Me, Oh My, Taiwan.

While I do not know the answer with Taiwan.

But I do know, War Over Taiwan is Stoopid on Steroids. To the point of suicide.

  • War Over Taiwan fits hussein’s goal, destroy America.
scott467

If the U.S. gov’t had ANY moral standing whatsoever, we would never have to fight chyna over Taiwan.

The threat of the U.S. and other legitimate governments (none of those in the West now) making chyna a PARIAH nation would have been enough to deter chyna from stealing Taiwan.

But today, when the U.S. government is the #1 criminal mafia in the WORLD, what moral standing does the U.S. gov’t have to point a finger at anybody, for anything?!?

The criminal and illegitimate U.S. government makes oligarchs in Russia and drug cartels in Mexico (and banana republic dictators everywhere) look upstanding by comparison.

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rayzorback

Or… we already have them over Chyna (and other places).

kalbokalbs

Thank you. Makes sense.

rayzorback

What about “satellites” that are in “Geosynchronous” orbit?
Aren’t they stationary over its target?
And what about the stories that claim they can read our car license plates?

rayzorback

The way I understand it is:
“Geosynchronous” means over the same spot FOR 24 hours… Not ONCE every 24 hours.

rayzorback

ok

rayzorback

https://www.spacefoundation.org/space_brief/types-of-orbits/

Geosynchronous Orbit (GSO) & Geostationary Orbit (GEO)
Objects in GSO have an orbital speed that matches the Earth’s rotation, yielding a consistent position over a single longitude. GEO is a kind of GSO. It matches the planet’s rotation, but GEO objects only orbit Earth’s equator, and from the ground perspective, they appear in a fixed position in the sky. GSO and GEO are used for telecommunications and Earth observation.

phoenixrising37

Google earth can read your car tag…

I’m frequently harassed by real estate agents who have googled my property and have the ‘unmitigated gall’ (as my late Mother would say) to suggest we meet and discuss possibilities for such…

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TheseTruths

An agent who wanted some people’s property asked what the owners planned to do with it. Excuse me? None of their business. They get so pushy and cross boundaries.

phoenixrising37

Yes they do TT… and they call me by my first name..!

I tear up the postcards, brochures with photo of portion of property… the texts? I try to be a lady here… but they insult my intelligence, call me by name used by friends, so I tell them where they can go before typing STOP …

Gail Combs

Hubby just give them a very high quote. Haven’t heard from any of them since.

Gail Combs

Hubby has a great shut down. He tells them he will sell for X million — about 10 X the going price.

We never hear from the SOBs again nor anyone else.

phoenixrising37

I’ll use that! Thanks …

Gail Combs

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Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Balloons can gather more precise and voluminous intelligence than your average satellite.

COUGH.

phoenixrising37

Yes, and US Gov’t has many in sky over Russia and China and the USA …

and as far as we know, there is no international agreement or law about ‘air space’

and if one does exist, the US Gov’t would violate it just as they do the ones that do exist on international waters.

kalbokalbs

Yesterday, either posts(s) or linked article(s), suggested USG balked at defining, the altitude space begins.

USG, like common criminals, ignore laws, agreements, when convenient. Glaringly obvious these days.

scott467

Could it be that the United States has similar balloons at 100,000 feet loitering over China or Russia (or just outside their national boundaries) and do not want to risk losing those balloons in retaliation if we take out the Chinese one currently sauntering above the United States?

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Well if we do, then shame on the U.S. government, and we should stop doing it, instead of secretly using it as a justification to allow our enemies to do it to us!

There was a time when one could reasonably hope that the U.S. government was doing something, anything, in the interest of or to protect the American People.

That time is gone, gone, GONE.

The U.S. government has ZERO credibility, except in wrongdoing, where they have 100% credibility.

Let the light of truth shine brightly, every where!

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singingsoul1

What about if this was a decoy and the next balloon could have bacteria in it and release it over the US and other country. We have shown we are tolerant and do not react quickly. Next time Generals will say it is nothing no danger until it is. This Balloon should have never been allowed into our airspace. Just my humble opinion.
There was a reason why China did this.

scott467

Very true.

Although sadly, if chyna wanted to release another bioweapon in the U.S., they could just mail it.

Or send it in a shipping container to a U.S. shipping dock owned by the CCP.

Or just release the bioweapon from one of their own biolabs in any of the U.S. universities owned in whole or in part by the CCP.

They have a hundred ways to release a bioweapon in the U.S., and the U.S. government made all of it possible, and the U.S. military allowed the government to do it.

The NSA knows what the government is doing. It’s their job to know. Same with the C-eye-A, the Pentagram, FIB and every other intelligence agency in the U.S. government.

They all know, and they did nothing.

Military and intelligence agencies in other countries have done something, and do.

In one of my replies earlier, referencing Hitler, I was going to reference Mussolini and Hirohito too.

But before I posted, I did a quick search on Hirohito, and eventually decided it was easier to just use Hitler to make the point without Mussolini and Hirohito.

But the info I read about Hirohito certainly showed that in relatively recent history, the military was not just a lap dog of the national government, selling themselves out to whoever signed their paycheck.

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https://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/hirohito-1

“When Hirohito assumed the throne, a universal male suffrage law had just passed, and political parties were near the height of their prewar powers. However, a plunging economy, rising militarism and a series of political assassinations soon caused a crisis for the pro-democracy movement. Hirohito, who as emperor was the nation’s highest spiritual authority and commander-in-chief of the armed forces, essentially fired the prime minister in 1929.

The next prime minister was shot and mortally wounded, and in 1932 yet another prime minister was assassinated by naval officers upset about a treaty limiting the number of Japanese warships. From then on, almost all prime ministers came from the military rather than from the political parties, which were disbanded altogether in 1940. More political violence occurred in 1935, when a lieutenant colonel slashed a general to death with a samurai sword. And in 1936, over 1,400 soldiers mutinied in Tokyo, seizing the army ministry and murdering several high-ranking politicians.

Meanwhile, Japan’s conflict with China was growing. In 1931, Japanese army officers initiated the so-called Manchurian Incident by detonating a railway explosion and blaming it on Chinese bandits. They then used the event as an excuse to take over Manchuria in northeastern China and set up a puppet state there. Excursions into other areas of the country soon followed, and by 1937 war had broken out.

That winter, the Japanese army massacred an estimated 200,000 civilians and prisoners of war in and around the city of Nanking. Rape is thought to have been commonplace, and women throughout Japanese-controlled regions of Asia were brought in to serve as prostitutes. Hirohito did not condone the invasion’s more repugnant aspects, but—perhaps because he worried the military would make him abdicate—he failed to punish those responsible. He also sanctioned the use of chemical warfare and the uprooting of peasants.”
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scott467

The point being that we’re always fighting the last war, trying to avoid the mistakes of the past, instead of dealing with the reality of the present.

In order to make sure we never do what Japan did, our military goes overboard the OTHER direction, not intervening NO MATTER WHAT the treasonous civilian [stolen] government does.

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singingsoul1

True there is an easier way of spreading bio weapons. Sad world we live in but still live better than most .

scott467

What you need to understand is that once a balloon is above controlled air space it is in a legal gray zone with no controlling treaty or international law. The fact that the U.S. has spy balloons operating at the upper reaches of earth’s atmosphere helps explain why the United States has resisted efforts to create clarity and definition on this frontier.

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Is the author still operating under the assumption that ANYONE in the U.S. government is a ‘good guy’?!?

Is he still operating under the assumption that America is the GOOD GUY protecting the world from the Evil Empire?

I know it’s a mindset that is hard to shake, but the fact is, the U.S. government is illegitimate, compromised, corrupt and stolen.

So whatever the U.S. government is doing with balloons that is being used to justify why we let our enemies do the same to us, the U.S. government is NOT doing anything to protect national security or the American People.

That’s not even part of their mission, because our country is run by our ENEMIES, and our enemies don’t care about our national security — they are ENEMIES.