Well you may have noted less output here from me, and less interaction. I’ve been doing some thinking.
And I’ve come to the conclusion that the cultural Left might just have a point.
As a white heterosexual male, I truly can have no idea what it’s like to be a person of color, I haven’t walked a mile in their shoes and seen first hand they way they are treated. No, not every white, but enough, treat them with obvious contempt and many just have a bias they are blind to. This does lead to a systemic sort of racism, and similar mechanisms exist with sex and sexual preference.
As such we simply can’t understand the level of offense Trump has committed by using Stormy Daniels then discarding her and then offering a relative pittance to her to shut up, thus devaluing her just because she is a woman and (of course) exercising his white, cis, hetero male privilege. Not only that he had the infernal gall to pay this small amount of money out of monies he shouldn’t have used for that purpose. He richly deserves whatever punishment the New York courts mete out.
Now you may want to argue with me about this, but first I’d like you to spend some time in introspection, to be sure you can truly say you don’t have an unconscious behavior pattern that could be causing issues.
But before you do that, scroll to the top of the page and read the damned date.
F*ck Donald Trump
Note: for purposes of just this one section, I’ve redefined the word “f*ck” to mean “heap tons of blessings on as a just and inadequate reward for all that he has done.”
But I had to write a headline that wouldn’t just give away the April Fool’s joke.
Oooookay, with the joke now over, (and the English language now reset to its normal values) we can proceed.
Joining The Herd Of Lemmings
I’ve had cause to consider a few things. Maybe we’re going about it the wrong way, and we need to ditch Trump
Trump all the way! Why? Because being hated by the people who hate him is a sign of impeccable character, that’s why.
The haters can go fuck themselves with rusty twelve gauge bore brushes. I’d prefer ten gauge but that’s kind of scarce, so…I’m willing to compromise.
The RINO’s Dilemma
The RINOs who who have burrowed in and taken over most GOP organizations, from the state down to local organizations, have quite a dilemma on their hands, and most of them have their heads too far up their asses to realize it.
OK, I’m not talking about the liberal in a Republican area, who knows they’re in the wrong party, but is there because it’s the only game in their town; they hope to capture a nomination someday, at which point they’re guaranteed to be elected…otherwise, they never will be. These people are a hazard in any heavily conservative area.
No, I’m talking about the guys who are a little bit conservative and want to do some good by going into politics, and they’re in a closely matched area, closely enough that they can join the party they are most aligned with and still have a chance. They think the Democrats…particularly the ones who end up running for office…are nuts.
They don’t think much better of the Deplorable types, either. A bunch of bumpkins whose hearts are in the right place, mostly…OK a bit extreme. But they think Deplorables can’t understand that first you have to get elected, then work within the system to change things…a slow process. They genuinely want many of the things Deplorables want…just not as much. The government is spending too much. Or they need to spend money on highways instead of welfare for illegal immigrants. But they want to work within the system to get these things done.
Or maybe they think things are pretty close to ideal right now, and they want to nail it in place.
The problem is, that means they don’t stand for anything in particular. And it shows. They’re about as unappetizing to the electorate as a puddle of dog vomit. The folks in the middle, who they think they are appealing to because they themselves are not extreme, would honestly prefer a clear-spoken radical to someone who qualifies everything they say to the point where they sound like they don’t believe anything at all.
The problem these “Mild RINOs” have, is they just can’t see that. And the reason they just can’t see that, is their entire sense of self-worth is tied up in not seeing that. In their minds, they’ve worked tirelessly for their party, to keep those crazy Democrats out…only to have to constantly fight with a small number of crazy Republicans–who are only liabilities if they end up as candidates. They’ve fought the good fight, and if they can just find the right candidate, someone with some charisma, they might stop the crazies…without being too beholden to the OTHER crazies. In the meantime it’s not working. What’s a responsible guy in politics to do?
They simply cannot understand that the Republicans can’t succeed as the party of nothing in particular. Not really in the past, and certainly not today when people are starting to realize that no matter what they do in the voting booth, the country is still about to fly off a precipice. If they did see it, they’d suddenly have two choices: Go away and let the GOP succeed, or stay and fight. But “go away” isn’t really an option, because what’s the point of having a party now owned by the crazies, win?
Well, they have a dilemma…and WE, therefore have a problem. And we would have that problem even IF they realized that they had a problem…that they were the problem.
No one ever thinks they are the bad guy. Even Epstein probably thought he was the good guy. Right up to the moment where he didn’t kill himself.
So if you ever wonder why these unappetizing dufuses cling on even when their fingernails are being left behind…that’s why. They don’t understand no one wants them, and can’t imagine that no one should want them. And oftentimes their greatest pride is in all the hard work they’ve done for the party. They’re not going to give that up; it’d be psychological suicide.
If you’ve worked with these people, there’s a good chance you like them and consider some of them your friends. But even if so…we’re going to have to give them a good, hard shove. Because America is more important than those milquetoasts’ egos.
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 (i.e., paper) Prices
This week, 3PM Mountain Time, markets have closed for the weekend.
Apparently some (still) solvent bank decided to help bail out SillyCon Valley Bank, so the dollar strengthened and gold dropped a bit. But gold is still firmly in the upper $1900s as of the middle of the week. Silver meanwhile moved up quite a bit this week. I guess “they” were so busy suppressing gold they forgot about silver.
Fuck Joe B*d*n
Due to complaints about foul language, I’ve censored the most objectionable word in the title of this section.
B*d*n, you don’t even get ONE scoop of ice cream today.
(Please post this somewhere permanent, as it will continue to be true; the SOB will never deserve a scoop.)
A few weeks ago I explained how most three (or more) body problems require a lot of iterative computation to solve and that such solutions must necessarily be approximate, even if initial conditions are known perfectly. (Which they never are.)
This isn’t that big a problem today; I know that an old Intel 80386 (even without a 80387 coprocessor), a reasonably up-to-date computer in the early 1990s, could do work like this. (The coprocessor just made it 20-30 times faster.) But back in the 50s, 60s and early 70s computer time was expensive. And the machines were a lot slower too, so they couldn’t just run the numbers as quickly as my bright shiny new 80386 did just a few years later. Thus you couldn’t just plug things in on a whim to see what would happen. Not if you were NASA and had other things for those computers to be doing.
So if you’re brainstorming missions, how do you get a sort of rough idea what can be done?
One method is called “patched conics.”
Let’s say you’re planning to land on the Moon. There are multiple steps involved: 1) Get off the earth. 2) Get into an orbit that will take you out as far as the moon’s orbit (you’ll have to time it so when you get to the moon’s orbit, the moon is actually there at that spot in its orbit instead of the other side of the earth). 3) Settle down into orbit around the moon. 4) You then send down a landing craft, and let it come back up, but in the meantime your main spacecraft stays in lunar orbit. 5) You break out of lunar orbit into one that returns to Earth. 6) Land on Earth.
We have Earth, Moon, and spacecraft. (Let’s give it a snappy name like, say, “Apollo.”)
Three body problem.
But…remember we’re just doing an approximation here, to check feasibility; once they decide they like the idea enough to really spend time on it, they will shove it through their expensive, stone-knives-and-bearskins computer. So we can treat it as three separate problems that can be solved readily.
First, the trajectory from Earth to Moon. That’s either an escape orbit, or a highly elliptical one. You just need to get to a certain point in space…the point where the moon’s gravity is stronger than Earth’s. And it’s straightforward to compute the spacecraft’s velocity at that point (pretending for a moment that there’s no moon there). Note that that is both a speed and a direction of motion, in Earth’s reference frame.
Now, leaving that velocity fixed, put the moon there. But also note that the moon is orbiting the earth too, and it has a velocity in Earth’s reference frame as well.
But now you change reference frames. You subtract the moon’s velocity vector from the spacecraft’s velocity vector, and get a new velocity vector, the velocity of the spacecraft in the Moon’s reference frame.
Now you ignore the earth, and pretend it’s a spacecraft-Moon two body problem. You’ll probably find that your spacecraft is in a hyperbolic (escape) orbit with respect to the Moon, so you’ll need to fire your thrusters to slow yourself down and drop into a nice, tidy lunar orbit. Note how much you have to change your velocity; that’s an absolutely key bit of information since that ultimately determines the rocket fuel you must bring with you (and if it’s too much, you’re not going to be able to do this mission). This process of slowing down and getting into a “regular” elliptical orbit is the process NASA used to call things like “Lunar Orbital Injection” but it has nothing to do with clot shots.
Coming back is the reverse process.
So note: 1) You can break a complex problem down into smaller pieces to get an approximate answer, and 2) Each piece works in the frame of reference of one large “primary” body.
So now maybe you’re getting a glimmering about why I ranted about Galilean relativity last time. Groundwork.
OK, let’s do another one. Let’s build a spacecraft named…hmmm…Pioneer 10 and send it on a flyby past Jupiter. If we put it on a big honkin’ rocket and make the probe as light as possible, we can put it into an elliptical orbit whose far end is a bit further than Jupiter’s orbit (but not as far as Saturn’s orbit). Now we just time it so it gets there when Jupiter is there and fly by, take a bunch of pictures, and radio them back to Earth.
Now we can alter the timing just a little bit and either aim for just ahead of Jupiter, or just behind it, as we cross Jupiter’s orbit. Either way, we’re close enough to take pictures and make a bunch of other observations at other wavelengths.
But let’s fly behind Jupiter and see what happens. And let’s do it in Jupiter’s frame of reference.
Note that our elliptical (non-escape) orbit about the sun, in Jupiter’s reference frame is a classic hyperbola, a Jupiter escape trajectory.
Jupiter’s direction of motion is shown in purple, left to right (but that’s kind of a misnomer in a diagram that’s in Jupiter’s frame of reference, where Jupiter is not moving). Pioneer 10 came in from the upper right, and exits, state lower right. All motion is counter-clockwise (including Jupiter’s motion when we look in the Sun’s frame of reference).
Here’s an animation of the same thing, showing all the Galilean satellites’ motion as well. If you watch the timing you’ll see it got fairly close to three of them, Io (red), Europa (blue), Ganymede (yellow), and not so close to Callisto (cyan)
You’ll note that when the spacecraft leaves Jupiter’s little mini-solar-system, its velocity is in almost the same direction as Jupiter’s velocity, left to right.
Which means when we switch back to the Sun’s reference frame, we’ve now added Jupiter’s velocity to Pioneer 10’s velocity.
Let’s see that in the Sun’s reference frame…which is slightly rotated with respect to the other diagrams, as you’ll see Jupiter isn’t heading nearly horizontally across this diagram but is instead moving a bit upwards as well at the time of the encounter.
Pioneer 10 just got a speed boost…a big one. Notice that just before the encounter it’s moving at 10.4 km/second relative to the sun, just afterwards it’s doing 23 km/second.
That’s enough to escape the sun, and in fact Pioneer 10 is the first object we’ve ever managed to send permanently outside of our solar system.
Now you might have noticed, in the Jupiter-centered diagrams Pioneer 10 comes in from the upper right, but in the Sun-centered digram it looks as if it’s coming in from the upper left. But again, notice that Jupiter is moving faster than Pioneer 10 at that point…so it’s catching up to it, and from Jupiter’s point of view therefore it comes in from the upper right.
Just like that slow moving asshole in the left lane on the Interstate, as you’re driving east, appears from your point of view to be moving west; first he’s east of you, then he’s west of you.
Pioneer 10 will likely pass by a faint red-dwarf star named HIP 117795 in about 90,000 years (at a distance of 0.75 light years…not terribly close!), but we won’t be receiving any data from it; it was powered by a nuclear battery which appears to have died. The radioisotope that powered it has decayed away. (It still kicked the Energizer bunny’s ass all over the solar system.) Our last successful contact with it was in 2003, at over 80 AUs (over twice the distance to Neptune).
(“Why didn’t they just put a solar panel on the thing?” someone asks. Are you kidding? At 12 billion miles from the Sun? Go stand in the corner and write “solar panels only work 1/6400th as well at 80 AUs and couldn’t power even so much as a light bulb the size of my brain” 100 times.)
OK, let’s have some real fun. Let’s time it really carefully, so that on its way out the solar system after getting kicked in the butt by Jupiter, it then flies past Saturn.
Well, that’s Pioneer 11.
We actually timed that one in such a way that Jupiter sent Pioneer 11 back closer to the sun, on its way to Saturn!
Also note we got it out of the plane of the planets’ orbits a bit; those white lines show you how far above and below the plane Pioneer 11 got.
Here are Jupiter and Saturn centered animations. Note that Pioneer 11 also got timed perfectly to get some really close shots of three of the Galilean moons (all but Europa).
The same trick was done by Voyager I in the 1980s, and Voyager II not only went past Jupiter and Saturn, it went past Uranus and Neptune! FOUR gravity assists! So far it’s the only spacecraft to visit either of those two ice giant planets.
Voyager I is right now the farthest manmade object out there, it passed up Pioneer 10 in 1998. Pioneer 10 is still second-farthest, though…except that sometime this month Voyager 2 will pass it as well. (They’re in completely different directions, so they won’t be waving “Hi” to each other.)
We’re expected to lose contact with these other spacecraft in the next few years, just as we have with Pioneer 10. Again, the radioisotope that powers the spacecraft is decaying away.
Note that in all of these cases, we just had to get the spacecraft to Jupiter; gravity assists did the rest of the work. And back then, getting to Jupiter was all we could manage without those assists.
As far as Uranus and Neptune are concerned, they have to be lined up just right to be able to benefit from these multiple assists. We just happened to luck out and have this happen just as NASA was figuring out second-generation deep space probes (the Voyagers are much improved over the Pioneers). The alignment is very infrequent, less than once a century (Uranus takes 84 years to orbit the sun, it will have to orbit for more than that to “lap” Neptune again, because Neptune is in a 165 year orbit.)
But there is one other spacecraft on an escape trajectory, and that’s New Horizons, which did a flyby of Pluto. (We went from having very fuzzy, pixelated pictures from Hubble…to having razor sharp pictures of Pluto in a matter of weeks. Before Hubble Pluto was literally a dot on a black and white photo. That’s what I saw as a kid; now I have an actual globe of Pluto. Astounding!) In this case, the spacecraft was light enough that we were able to launch it directly into a solar escape trajectory. We could have sent it directly to Pluto, however we decided to use a gravity assist from Jupiter to cut five years or so off the travel time. (Ironically, we got more data from New Horizons on its flyby of Jupiter than we did from its Pluto flyby.)
But I am going to pause here to emphasize a key point. To speed up you pass behind the planet. In doing so, the spacecraft pulls backward on the planet, slowing it down just the tiniest, tiniest bit…giving the momentum to the spacecraft. This isn’t free; the planet is being ransacked of momentum. But the planet is so much larger that we’ll never be able to measure the difference. (It’s another one of those femtometer type things.)
What happens if you pass in front of the planet? Well, the spacecraft slows down. And this is useful if you want to visit the inner solar system. Mercury can be just as tricky to get to as the outer planets, because in order to drop the perihelion of a spacecraft’s orbit, you have to slow down, a lot. And if you want to go into orbit around Mercury and study it for a while, you need to bring along fuel to do the orbital “injection” which means you need a bigger rocket…or you need to do some gravity assists.
The Mariner 10 mission to Venus and Mercury, of course, used a gravitational assist from Venus to get to Mercury. More recently, however, MESSENGER was sent to orbit Mercury, and used no less than six gravity assists to get itself slowed down enough to do so, one of Earth, two of Venus, and three of Mercury itself. That took seven years of travel time.
Hold onto your hats. The speed of this one is the same as the others…but Mercury orbits a LOT faster than Jupiter:
And we’ve also used inner planets to go to the outer planets. The Galileo probe was sent to orbit Jupiter, but first it got an assist from Venus and two from Earth; it even sent us pictures of Earth as it flew by. Cassini, which orbited Saturn, got assists from Venus, Earth, and (of course) Jupiter. Juno, another Jupiter orbiter, got an assist from Earth.
And of course we’ve now sent probes to the Sun…well we can’t get too close to it, but Parker Solar probe has done five assists off of Venus with two more to come.
A lot of NASA and the ESA’s space achievements, particularly orbiters around other planets, would simply have been impossible without these gravity assists. As computing power increases, we can plan more and more elaborate combinations of gravity assists to do things we couldn’t have before. Who would have imagined a Saturn Orbiter way back when?
But why? Why do we have to do such ridiculous amounts of hoop jumping to do these things? Why not just build a bigger dang rocket?
Obligatory PSAs and Reminders
China is Lower than Whale Shit
Remember Hong Kong!!!
Zhōngguò shì gè hùndàn !!!
China is asshoe !!!
China is in the White House
Since Wednesday, January 20 at Noon EST, the bought-and-paid for His Fraudulency Joseph Biden has been in the White House. It’s as good as having China in the Oval Office.
Joe Biden is Asshoe
China is in the White House, because Joe Biden is in the White House, and Joe Biden is identically equal to China. China is Asshoe. Therefore, Joe Biden is Asshoe.
But of course the much more important thing to realize:
Joe Biden Didn’t Win
Qiáo Bài dēng méi yíng !!!
Joe Biden didn’t win !!!
Start your Saturday with a dose of truth from Lame Cherry:
That reminded me of something I saw once. In a doctor’s waiting room there was a small hardback book titled something like What Women Want. There was only one page with text, and it said two words: “Just listen.” That was the whole book.
Was it fact-checked?
Not with Mrs. Wolf! 😉
The second edition probably said, “Shut up, listen, and nod your head.”
How insightful what women want 😂
It’s a Three Volume Set.
Just Do It. (Eases the pain)
Life as a husband involves either appending or inserting things into the honeydew list, sometimes adding them at the end while waiting for the opportunity to prove to the wife that the item is toxic and antipurpose to higher-priority and must-not-fail items, and needs to be rethought.
Four Volume: Whatever I Did, I’m Sorry
Actually if you pull that one I suspect you’re in trouble for not knowing what you did wrong.
🤣😁 Best to apologize no matter what 🤓 We’ll get ya later for not reading our minds 😝
Even as the minds are fluid.
A woman’s perogative, don’tcha know 🤓🤓🤓
If she replies fine, just the get the hell outta dodge
Here’s how brainwashed I’ve become. The entire time while reading that, in the back of my mind I was waiting, cringing for the inevitable gay/lesbo/tranny/etcetcetc crap
Know exactly what you mean. Even the strong-minded cannot help but to be conditioned to some extent. The nastiness, intensity and repetition affect the nervous system.
Nice opening…”And I’ve come to the conclusion that the cultural Left might just have a point.” 🤔🧐😅😂
Good old Steve had me going there for quite a while. I was thinking “Damn. He fell for some hot diversity hire-slash-monger, and he’s gone all Kaepernick on us!” But right at the end, I’m going WTH. 😂
Well done, Steve.
I was actually thinking “this isn’t convincing enough” but I couldn’t figure out how to beef it up.
Then I just had to say something about Trump (I originally wrote it before the indictment dropped)…and that was an awkward transition right there.
Fooled me – I was composing my reply way before I finished reading it. “But Steve….”
LOL! Glad to know I wasn’t the only one!
The sad fact of the matter is I know of someone who “flipped” just like this one day…just about the time I lost all contact with them. A mutual friend many years later pointed me to the flipper’s new website. Appalling.
I had an atheist, Objectivist, libertarian friend in college, who was pretty close to my own viewpoint on most things, other than his passion for Rand, and his certainty there was no God, in contrast to my more agnostic or “lazy deist” viewpoint. We were both strongly anticommunist, anti-PC, anti-cult, and appalled by neo-creationist pseudoscience, back on the rise.
He disappeared for a while, and I wasn’t even sure he was still there. I don’t remember if I was a senior or a late junior when this happened.
Out of the blue he showed up at my door, with a nice girl who was now his GF. He was now a RAGING Christian cultist, in one of the very cults that he had so strongly opposed. They spent the better part of an hour trying to convince me that evolution, if not all of science,
werewas completely wrong, and that Morris-Gish creationism was the answer that I needed. They were very sweet and happy, but OMG – the abandonment of objective reason was total.
I didn’t realize how comfortable I was with science until that moment, when they used all kinds of “doubt-creating” manipulations and cult techniques to try to get me to abandon reason. Having known this guy, in his more reasoning days, I found it remarkably easy to argue
withusing his own previous arguments, plus all mine. Eventually he told her pretty much “See, I told you this guy is impossible”, and they gave up, and that’s the last I ever saw of him.
The thing is, it was all very friendly, and I seriously hope that they both lived happily ever after – whether that was together or apart. I personally think it’s better to be true to one’s beliefs – whatever they are – than to live in a pretense. If he really believed in God, then I am glad he found God, even if he also chose to be wrong about so much else, for which that cult was famous.
To me the most important thing is to be honest about God – believing in the idea or not – and not to “take God’s name in vain”. If one doesn’t really think there’s something there, then don’t pretend falsely. Neither should one deny it, if one thinks or even just suspects that there is something YUGE behind the curtain. Being honest is the first and most important step, and I do believe my friend was an honest guy. I just think that he very likely “broke through” to his underlying belief in God, and did so in a massive way, thanks to the cult techniques. A more gentle admission that he simply believed in God at a very high level might have saved his faith in reason as well, but he tossed it as part of his complete paradigm shift. In other words, he was probably not a solid Objectivist, but had convinced himself that he was, in a cult-like attachment. Eventually, stronger cult techniques changed that.
It was an interesting day – which ironically was important in my eventually being here.
This is why it is important to know why you believe what you believe. If you’re just parroting what you’ve been told, you’re subject to changing by the next clown with good psychological skills. If you have yourself validated it, though, that’s a lot tougher for the clown to overcome with trickery and manipulation.
Looks like the independents are getting onboard the Trump Train.
But but m7h independent s dont like him. Dont they want mr sunshine Newsom? Or maybe the meatball?
Conservatives call for charges against Biden after Trump indictment
Help me out here. Why haven’t states been bringing charges before now? A precedent had to be set first?
The deepest part of the establishment swamp “omerta” is that nobody informs on, or goes after, anybody else who “takes the pledge”. There has been a hesitation to lose the protection that affords people. The protection of establishment presidents from prosecution has been a big part of the principle.
That’s over now.
But since the Dem DOJ will not go after Dems, I’m guessing it will fall to state attorneys general to find charges they can bring.
Wow. What a minefield. This is most excellent.
If there was anything resembling equal justice under law.
But there isn’t, so I remain 100% skeptical.
“Why haven’t states been bringing charges before now?”
I’ll believe it when I see it 😂
I left a reply to a reply!
I think Trump should flash a smile and a big “thumbs up” in the mugshot, get a copy, and release it himself, on t-shirts and other memorabilia.
I also think some Johnny Cash music could be played at rallies 😉
^^^ T-shirt I’d buy AND wear.
Oh, me too!
If they release the photo and Trump doesn’t make t-shirts, I plan to make my own!
This David Allan Coe song might be funnier:
Maybe DJT should wear a shirt that says something like “Celebrate — They just got me re-elected!” 😁
That’s come up in other circles. Gold mine.
Bragg Confirms Federal Funds Used in Trump Probe, Bolstering GOP Investigation
I don’t know what options the House has, regarding this.
Congress can dutifully exercise their federal over sight roll going after Bragg for frivolous use of Federal money is my guess.
“Going after,” as in subpoenaing him to testify? I think Congress is pretty limited in what they can do, but I applaud those who are taking whatever action they can.
I don’t know what options the House has, regarding this.
I thought she used he/him pronouns. Did she have multiple personalities, too?
The whole thing is sickening.
In other news, did you know that Charles Manson was an accomplished artist in prison? Well now you know.
And Hitler too!
Maybe they were just another misunderstood nonbinary!
Watercolours. But not in prison
yeah, the whole thing gets confusing with these people. I feel safest referring to them as “it” or not at all. Now that “it” is dead I guess it’s safe to use was/were too, so there is that about it.
Shouldn’t it be her/him (or him/her)?
If they’re non-binaries, that makes them duallies, right?
It’s so confusing.
Duallies? Really? Now you’re making fun of them. <<< PERFECT. 🙂
No intention of playing along, with the nonsense.
Guys, gals and sometimes, also freaks. Latter, still a guy or gal.
“Now you’re making fun of them.”
I would never!
Okay, maybe a little… 😂
They have already rationalized and justified sexual libertinism and abortion so mental illness of identity delusion and murder, even the murder of children is no problem for them.
Remember how the left instantly blamed the victims on 9/11 and immediately began to sympathize with and defend the terrorists?
It’s just an abortion at birth + nine years.
I recall Hannity groveling to some Iman, on national TV. <<< True.
IT. That thing was an IT.
DawsonSField did a deep dive into the Trump case. This is in thread reader form. The link should open, but if you copy and past it, remove the space after the initial “s.”
Further down the thread:
More at the link.
Seeing some justice against Democrats is an amazing possibility!
The possibility is always amazing, it’s the reality that always falls short.
“all 40 states”? 😉
Some states likely don’t have state DA’s.
For instance, in Rhode Island, what would be the point?
Thanks Cthulhu, I just thought it Might be a typo…
It could just be a typo.
“STANDING UP FOR TRUMP. I was so nervous cuz I I’m a big chicken but my husband said no now is the time, Wife.FAMILY WENT TO EAT AND THE WAITRESS CAME AND TOLD US THE OWNER WANTED TO BUY US OUR DRINKS. ❤️🤍💙 ”
MORE IMPORTANT THAN SENDING MONEY TO TRUMP.
More Bang For Your Buck…
Most Effective Thing I, (We) Can Do For Trump, MAGA, Save America…
It IS Always Time To Wear Trump stuff.
Been wearing a Trump hat, since the 2016 campaign.
Exactly once, did I get negative anything from a dirt bag. <<< That was 2016.
Commonly, I get a thumbs up, positive comment, impromptu discussion with someone I’ve never seen…
It feels good, knowing Trumpster’s are everywhere. Spreading Trumpism.
FWIW. Past three or so forays into CA, Trump sticker on the truck AND wore my Trump hat in stores…everywhere One trip was into the Bay Area. Concord. Nothing negative. A few positive comments.
Here’s apparently a lovely Melania rendering from Gab’s Art producing AI Gabby
Is she sticking out her tongue? Are her teeth protruding? 😅
Looks like she’s got “modern pop star lips” now! 😆
I’m finding that the AI “accurately caricatures” key features of Melania, but that it spend a lot of time on constructing the face, so that pictures which do her body, appendages, proportions and posture well, tend to neglect her face, and vice versa.
OMG – this is weird. I basically had a broken conversation with Gabby that communicated PAST what the language interface technically allowed.
To get the above observations, I had done:
Melania Trump standing in a garden.
I wanted to repeat with the “reroll” command, but I wrongly did it with a pound sign, so it got nothing. Thus, I didn’t risk a reroll of that error, so I did:
Melania Trump in a garden
That generated 4 pictures. One ignored the garden. One hid her face but did the rest well. Two others left off her head but did the rest very well.
All of this confirmed my theory that Gabby is not being given the resources to do both good faces and good “rest of picture” at the same time.
Gabby knew in a sense that she had cheated.
Sorry, something went wrong, please try again.
So I said:
You did fine, Gabby, by ignoring the face. You need to be allowed to use more resources for human faces.
Gabby took that as an instruction, and gave me four pictures concentrating on the faces ONLY, which were excellent. They are all beautiful black girls who appear to range from African to a mostly white biracial American girl.
To this I said:
Awesome, Gabby! Thank you!
And was then treated to Gabby’s version of “American schoolboy draws the word ‘awesome’ four times.
Gabby also responded to that “command”….
So then I tried this:
Melania Trump’s face #2x
These were definitely more artistic and “diverse”. They took longer to deliver, and showed more personality.
I said “Awesome, Gabby!”
Gabby then did some great “awesome, Gabby” pictures, two using “super-animals” and two using iconic pseudo-mythical women.
I then did:
Melania Trump’s face, happy, #4x
All 4 have slight smiles, but the quality isn’t any better, really. They’re still drawings, but there is a certain charm to them.
I then played around with inputs, but I couldn’t get decent faces to prevail without restricting the input to “Melania Trump’s face” in some fashion.
There you have it. I’m now bored with it again! 😉
wolf! glad you’re back!
Melania’s features have gotten wonderfully softer as she aged…the sharp angles, the makeup–all of that softened to create this inner glow that you see in later pictures.
Happy to be back, Pat! Great to see you! 😃
Yes – I almost don’t wish the White House back on REALFLOTUS – other than the fact that (1) she got robbed (diamonds must be returned), and (2) she knows that America needs her DH to be our DP!!!
#4 in that first group is quite cute. Maybe this AI thing will work out.
Loved that movie.
IMO, ChatGPT proved that we’re not worthy of AI. We’re not worthy of genetic engineering, either, but that’s another story!
Without Christ, we’re worthy of death.
And now, we’re about to prove it, to people who don’t believe it!!!
Very interesting. I haven’t really tried more Melania prompts since the ones I shared on your original Gabby post. If Gabby is rendering MT w/ more grace in the face that’s a good thing! It seems that they/it might be emphasizing her slight wrinkles more than they have on Pelosi, Hildabeast, or “Dr” Jill, for example…hmmm…
I don’t think one can actually “chat” w/ Gabby in those chats for the AI reacts to Any writing as if it’s a prompt for artwork 😉
Art? As in, Gabby is forced to not only reply, but to reply artistically? Oh, No! 😉
It’s like talking to “still-somewhat-pre-verbal” kids”! It’s sometimes interesting what gets through. Gabby comms back with art. I can dig it!!! 😎
it can be very stream of “consciousness” LOL
More Twitter censorship: Me.
Yes, my dormant Twitter account that I have not used since August 2020 is permanently suspended. I don’t even know why. I never got an email or other notification about it. I logged in tonight for the first time in years and this is what I found:
Have you tried submitting an appeal? It worked for me!
I submitted an appeal. They said 5-7 days to get back to me. We’ll see.
They didn’t let me back.
who would have thunk calling someone a scunt was grounds for banishment
Baby deer fawning over a kitten?
Lol. Thanks Steve for making me laugh right before I go to sleep. 👍👍👍
Science guys can you tell me what these are probably made from? Kiddo was given some and it doesnt say on container. They start out about bb sized the soak in water to get larger marble size(not quite a shooter). He wants to see what happens in the microwave but I ssid no since i have no idea what theyll do.
Be very careful with them!!!
Isn’t there something similar, meant to be soaked then dug into the soil around garden plants to get then through a dry spell.
Does sound potentially dangerous, what if a child swallowed some.
It’s the same product marketed different ways. They pose significant dangers to children.
Wow. Esp littles that will put them in their mouth.
When completely dry, they’re small enough to be inhaled.
Not putting them in his mouth but i get it.
I would say don’t get gremlins wet or put them in the microwave…
You got a long memory. And don’t feed them after midnight IIRC.
The memory was dim, I had to look it up to be sure 😁
I knew you were pulling every leg in the house when I got to sentence #3 😂
“And I’ve come to the conclusion that the cultural Left might just have a point.”
LOL! I was an idiot. I just sailed right past that stinkbomb! 😆
I was pretty sure there for a minute that the demons had somehow managed to possess a Q-Treeper!
These supposed 30 unknown charges leaked to the fake news.
Is it possible that the daniels NDA nonsense was misdirection, whilst all the time they’ve cooked up some other surprise BS.
Got a link?
“I Would Not Be Surprised” – Harmeet Dhillon: NY DA’s Office May Try to Silence Trump with Gag Order – – To Prevent Him from Campaigning
“The indictment is currently under seal, however, according to a leak to CNN, President Trump was hit with 34 counts related to business fraud.”
We can bank on the corrupt court, muzzling trump.
We can bank on them trying, but I’m sure he will challenge any attempted gag order, and appeal it up to the (not but better start being)Supreme Court.
Harmeet Dhillon? What does she know?
And… when did she know it?
(the people on TV always add that part) 😁
^^^ That is m thought when the 30 or 34 popped up yesterday. Misdirection. As was the GJ month off.
Taking the place of a regular webcomic….
wow that’s disturbing in a (ex machina) way…
That is, BTW, a very nice and elegant discussion of “the slingshot effect”. Aim behind, and get sucked up in the wake. Makes it almost like common sense.
“Reuters, citing its sources, reports that on April 3, Washington will announce a new $2.6 billion package of military assistance to Ukraine.
It is expected that the AFU will be supplied with air surveillance radars, fuel trucks, high-precision aerial bombs, bridge-laying machines, as well as anti-aircraft missiles for the NASAMS air defense system.
Attention is drawn to the supply of fuel trucks, the presence in the list of which hints at the planned overcoming of long distances by Ukrainian armored vehicles. Pontoon crossings also make it clear that this weapon range is sharpened exclusively for offensive actions.”
Take out logistics and AFU is STOPPED. Fuel trucks. Bridge laying machines.
Found this morning:
YES – this is real – https://www.carouseltheatre.ca/classes/drag-camp-2023/
This camp will be in Vancouver, Canada, supported by taxpayer funds.
A similar drag camp for children will also be held at the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle, WA, likely also receiving US government grant dollars – https://www.mopop.org/exhibitions-plus-events/events/summer-camps/
Trudeau is all for it – https://thepostmillennial.com/trudeau-government-sponsors-junior-drag-camp-targeting-children-7-11-years-old
These drag camp organizers, and the government officials bestowing the funds, are showing they have no fear of GOD. In fact, they are practicing paganism and in targeting children, they are recruiting new worshipers for their pagan gods.
All this is a sign of spiritual evil infestation in our Western culture – a rise of paganism. We have seen a move from the worship of Baal (sexual libertinism, lust) and Moloch (abortion, child sacrifice) to the worship of Ishtar (gender confusion).
See the book by Jonathan Cahn – tells about it in The Return of the Gods – Review by Virginia Christian Alliance – https://vachristian.org/the-return-of-the-gods-by-jonathan-cahn/
If we do not worship and love and submit to the One True GOD, we are automatically pagans, spending ourselves, our time and giving our souls (mind, will, emotions) to the worship of self, our own gratifications and/or the worship of others.
I think this is a repeat from me, but it’s probably been long enough….
“Teflon Don” was a nickname given to John Gotti.
“Teflon” referring to “Non-Stick”
don1 | dän |
1 (Don) a Spanish title prefixed to a male forename.
• a Spanish gentleman; a Spaniard.
• North American informal a high-ranking member of the Mafia.
They already designed the new flag for The Sowjet USA:
The BRoA flag!
Don’t taze me, BRoAh LOL
Question: does Branco know the history of Lavrentiy Beria?
While not as well positioned as the Beria fella was, he seems to be cut from the same cloth.
From Intel Slava, most recent post.
Meanwhile ya gotta know that people like Bragg are just one step away and as these Globalists groom more like them and their numbers swell, it’s only a matter of time before they are deployed.
FBI instructional video, girl hanging from pull cord.
Horrific. Viewer discretion required.
Yea. Scroll on folks. That was obscenely BAD.
Verse of the Day for Saturday, April 1, 2023
“Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.”
Proverbs 30:5 (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
Lorrie Girten – April 1, 2023 7:27 am
You woke up and thought you lived in the land of the free – 🇺🇸
•free to elect a leader you chose
•free to express an opinion-whether controversial or mainstream
•free to choose what “medicine“ to take, or not
•free to raise your children with your values and beliefs
•free to practice your faith without censure
•free to fund programs that benefit actual tax paying citizens — not the administrative corporate cesspool…
Did you wake up this morning and believe you were free?
This is interesting answers to the Las Vegas shooting Viva &Barns
Discussion gives some understanding as to where we are and why, as a country
The Weaponization of Our Food Supply – by Ryan DeLarme (substack.com)
Panicked CNN Urges Manhattan DA To Not Make Trump Mugshot Public Because It Will Make Him Even More Iconic
What’s really sick here, is that the Constitution, First Amendment, and freedom of the press, were intentionally DESIGNED to that public data like mugshots HAD to be published, as a necessary feedback to WE THE PEOPLE.
Here we see that communists have ZERO consideration that the Constitution itself is TALKING BACK to their ERRORS.
Well said, Wolf Moon
“Galileo probe was sent to orbit Jupiter, but first it got an assist from Venus and two from Earth; it even sent us pictures of Earth as it flew by.”
So I guess Galileo proved conclusively that the earth is flat- astrophysical genius.
It goes without saying…but I’ll say it anyway. Modern “flat earth” theory has a large camp of people that denies that gravity exists at all. (Which is consistent because there’s no way the earth could be flat and for Newtonian/Einsteinian gravity to be true; the latter prohibits the former.)
But of course if Newtonian gravity is not true how does all this slingshotting occur? Of course…they have to deny that NASA has done anything whatsoever…including just relatively mundane “orbiting the earth” type stuff.
Steve, the flat earthers must think on the quantum level where Newton doesn’t cause as much mayhem.
Personally thinks a bunch of physicists and astronomers got together to develop flat earth proofs as an intelligence test of sorts.
Ha ha ha!
Thank you so much! One finds the interaction between Pioneer 10, etc., to look like carefully-choreographed “dance movements” in their interactions with the orbits of the planets and their satellites.
Global Warmists are going to get their thunder stolen…
” Yudkowsky argued that the letter, signed by the likes of Elon Musk and Apple’s Steve Wozniak, was “asking for too little to solve” the problem posed by rapid and uncontrolled development of AI.
“The most likely result of building a superhumanly smart AI, under anything remotely like the current circumstances, is that literally everyone on Earth will die,” Yudkowsky wrote……
……According to the researcher, an indefinite and worldwide moratorium on new major AI training runs has to be introduced immediately. “There can be no exceptions, including for governments or militaries,” he stressed……
……..International deals should be signed to place a ceiling on how much computing power anyone may use in training such systems, Yudkowsky insisted.
“If intelligence says that a country outside the agreement is building a GPU (graphics processing unit) cluster, be less scared of a shooting conflict between nations than of the moratorium being violated; be willing to destroy a rogue datacenter by airstrike,” he wrote.”
Christie is evil.
Christie likes to eat,…..
Sure does 🙂
Gosh, I hope Christie doubles on daily bacon cheeseburgers and fries.
Beware – just like they renamed the kidney destroyer remdesivir as Veklury, so they are branding the virus mutation promoter molnupiravir as Lagevrio.
Thank you. Very important to know how the FDA / Big Pharma are pushing to keep these dangerous drugs in use — simply by changing their names.
An IQ Test For The Electorate in [Market-Ticker]
The Pfizer vaccine has been “indicted” in South Africa!!!
Still hoping Thailand sues Pfizer. Along with EVRY country Pfizer pushed Covidiot Inections.
The Origins of Virus Panic and the Importance of Tuesday, 10 March 2020 (eugyppius.com)
what is described above is persecution of Eastern Orthodox Christianity by order of a Jewish President of Ukraine … some 220 monks ordered to leave, to be thrown into the streets. Where is the outrage? Nazi soldiers will carry out this order. Again… where is the outrage?
Kyiv Pechersk Lavra
Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra or Kyivo-Pechers’ka Lavra, also known as the Kyiv Monastery of the Caves, is a historic Eastern Orthodox Christian monastery which gave its name to one of the city districts where it is located in Kyiv. Since its foundation as the cave monastery in 1051, the Lavra has been a preeminent center of Eastern Orthodox Christianity in Eastern Europe.Wikipedia
Pechersk Raion, Kyiv
Likely that in four months we will hear about the Kiev hierarchy hiding out in the caves from the RU.
With their ill-gotten hundreds of millions in, gold, silver, Yuan, Rubles…but, no US$.
Sooner perhaps … they devils can run, but they can’t hide … and I’m sure Lavrov and all of RF are aware that is what ‘somebody’ intends – use as a hidey hole – (it is rumored by several sources that several ‘HQ’ have been blown to bits in lat week, including Kiev (where they were bunkered down – waayyy down) RF won’t bomb the caves of course, Wagner will destroy the devils …
I still wonder where the outrage is …
Have you had an opportunity to read Lawrence’s piece?
He finishes with:
“The French believe in something and in themselves, to wrap all this in a big bundle. Americans no longer believe in anything, even themselves, despite all the motions they go through to persuade themselves otherwise.”
I remember when this happened.
Watch: Praying for America | I Was in the Room: an Eyewitness Account of the Death of Terri Schiavo 3/30/23 (rsbnetwork.com)
I was driving my son Josiah to U of M hospital when that news came on the radio…more than just Terri died that day 😥