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Strawberry Basil Smash

Ingredients
1.5 oz Aberfeldy 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
3-5 strawberries
3 basil leaves
.75 oz lemon juice
.5 oz simple syrup

Instructions
Shake all ingredients, pour over fresh ice and rock glass. Garnish with a strawberry and basil leaf.

The CIA’s Master Deception: Bin Laden, Iraq, and the 9/11 War Machine

Badlands News Brief – June 1, 2023

Target Shares Nosedive Off LGBTQ Controversy

Go woke, go broke. It’s apparently not sinking in.

Stephen Miller: “This Election Is Fundamentally Going To Be About Ballot Operations”

DeSantis Mega Donor Ken Griffin Attends Bilderberg 2023

General Flynn Response to Govt’s Motion to Change Venue from FL to DC

Of course the feds want that trial in Washington.

Eating disorder helpline fires AI for harmful advice after sacking humans

Just one example of how AI is going to be a disaster. Pull the plug on it now, and be done with it.

Bud Light May Now Have a Lawsuit on Its Hands After Shareholder Values Tank

Class action, anyone?

How to Spot a RINO

Five Questions for Prospective Republican Candidates

In defense of white ‘girlie girls’ — Martha Stewart and Billie Eilish

“Fiscal Irresponsibility Act” Passes House, Setting Stage for Debt Limit Suspension in Huge Victory for Uniparty Swamp

Biden White House is the Child Trafficking Racket’s
Silent Partner

The red pills are starting to kick in.

Is the Sleeping Conservative Dragon Finally Waking Up?

Not just yet, it’s not. Because it isn’t effecting Americans, at least the suburbanite middle class, directly. Once the disruption hits the ‘burbs….

6 National Parks You Don’t Know About (But Should)

The Pandemic Caused a Baby Boom in Red States and a Bust in Blue States

Eventually, conservatives will out breed the other side.

Chris Christie embodies everything that is wrong with modern politicians

Victory! Soros Rag Furious Revolver News’ Reporting “Neutralized” Dark Pentagon Initiative to Purge Conservatives

Former JPMorgan Chase Insider Says CEO Is Lying About Jeffrey Epstein History

An Entire Month That Is Going to Show Exactly Where Everybody Stands

Senate Votes To Overturn Biden’s Student Loan Giveaway

At least one thing went right this week.

Trump’s 2025 Vision [Updated]

Briefly, the globalists concocted their neo-model for a self-running slavery society, I contend, sometime before the first industrial revolution in the late 18th century, which was itself a controlled rollout of society shaping technology. Their plans, which have maintained the same theme, were to drain the rural areas of self-sustaining church-centered communities, drawing people into large cities that act as neo-feudal estates where the new serf would live and work. By the mid-1800s, the agenda was well underway and already a sweeping success—millions of people flocked to work in factories, living in cramped city conditions.

To go along with this new high-density, low-self-sufficiency model, public health campaigns and charitable works on the part of ultra-wealthy industrialists and the aristocracy came on the scene. With it, we saw the widespread use of mandatory mass vaccination policies and their awful effects on health. Eventually, the world was sold on the new technological wonders seen in the various world fairs and expos of the time, the Chicago World’s Fair or Colombian Exhibition of 1983 is one of the most well-known.

The Green Revolution of the 1940s right up to the present, was yet another rollout of the same plan—get the rural populations of the third world to abandon their traditional way of life to go work in cities for next to nothing. And again, it was a sweeping success, most of the world’s low-cost labor that would be used for free trade globalism arose from the Green Revolution efforts. With it, Economic Hitmen like Jon Perkins were needed to push massive IMF loans onto poor countries, further drawing rural families out of their traditional communities to work for large international globalists factories and corporations.

Of Snakes, Deep Swamps, and Kevin McCarthy’s Bid to Govern From the Middle

Tweety Tweets:

Hang on. There is an update later.

Let’s hope so.

Hey, there’s an idea.

We need more of this.

She has every right to be.

MEME STASH:

BTW, we do love our California QTreepers.

Not sure that this isn’t staged.

And now for the business portion of the post borrowed from Tuesday:

Guidelines for posting and discussion on this site were outlined by our host, WolfM00n. Please, review them from time to time.

The discourse on this site is to be CIVIL – no name calling, baiting, or threatening others here is allowed. Those who are so inclined may visit Wolf’s other sanctuary, the U-Tree, to slog it out. There is also a “rescue” thread there for members of the Tree to rendezvous if the main site goes kablooey. A third site has been added for site outages of longer duration.

This site is a celebration of the natural rights endowed to humans by our Creator as well as those enshrined in the Bill of Rights adopted in the founding documents of the United States of America. Within the limits of law, how we exercise these rights is part of the freedom of our discussion. In that spirit, though, threats of violence real or hypothetical are out of bounds.

Fellow tree dweller the late Wheatie gave us some good reminders on the basics of civility in political discourse:

  1. No food fights.
  2. No running with scissors.
  3. If you bring snacks, bring enough for everyone.

And Auntie DePat’s requests:

If you see something has not been posted, do us all a favor, and post it. Please, do not complain that it has not been done yet.

The scroll wheel on your mouse can be your friend. As mature adults, please use it here in the same manner you would in avoiding online porn.

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MARK 11:11-26

11And he entered Jerusalem, and went into the temple; and when he had looked round at everything, as it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the twelve. 12On the following day, when they came from Bethany, he was hungry. 13And seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to see if he could find anything on it. When he came to it, he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. 14And he said to it, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again.” And his disciples heard it. 15And they came to Jerusalem. And he entered the temple and began to drive out those who sold and those who bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons; 16and he would not allow any one to carry anything through the temple. 17And he taught, and said to them, “Is it not written, `My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations’? But you have made it a den of robbers.” 18And the chief priests and the scribes heard it and sought a way to destroy him; for they feared him, because all the multitude was astonished at his teaching. 19And when evening came they went out of the city. 20As they passed by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered away to its roots. 21And Peter remembered and said to him, “Master, look! The fig tree which you cursed has withered.” 22And Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. 23Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, `Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. 24Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. 25And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against any one; so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.”

SATIRE!

Not satire, but a look at the world today.

Have a good weekend!

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TheseTruths

Two good articles from the open:

How to Spot a RINO
Five Questions for Prospective Republican Candidates
Ask them tough questions that they can’t dodge, and then you have a better idea of where they stand.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

I loved this one:

General Flynn Response to Govt’s Motion to Change Venue from FL to DC

The argument against change of venue to DC is extraordinary. It’s beautiful legal principle – the idea that DC corruption is exactly WHY it needs to be heard elsewhere

If they do it anyway, methinks it’s time for “tribunals”.

cthulhu

“Tumbrels” / “tribunals” — to-may-to / to-mah-to…..

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

“Those Hysterical Office People!”

Gail Combs

After indictment and a conviction by a NEUTRAL Jury…

cthulhu

At a certain point, looking at individual cases becomes impractical —

Gail Combs

DC…. Putin….

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

That would be literally Biblical. Fear of God! Pray that the people in Washington wear sackcloth and ashes (figuratively) before it’s too late.

kalbokalbs

I’m neutral, pick me. Pick Me. PICK ME!

Gail Combs

ME TOO!   :wpds_grin: 

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Me three!

para59r

They are laying out a very strong case for not moving the Trial to DC and with out having to bring up “by a jury of your peers” as Flynn in this case has not asked for a jury. States should pay attention here as “by a jury of your peers” would make the plea even stronger IMO.

“Also, remember—this case is tried in front of the judge. There is no jury trial for it.” (Top of page 7)

pgroup2

None of the J6 guys should go to trial in front of a jury. Judge trials have to have written reasons for conviction so appeals have a much better chance of winning.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

EXCELLENT POINT!!!

kalbokalbs

Good to know. Thanks.

para59r

Smart, but imagine telling your jailed client, the first step is being convicted before you can move onto the second step. Hard one to swallow if your already locked up.

pgroup2

Two years in jail before trial makes it easy to swallow.

TheseTruths

Huge Trove of Photos from Hunter Biden’s Laptop Released
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2023/06/01/huge-trove-of-photos-from-hunter-bidens-laptop-released-n1699633

I don’t want to see the pics, but if that were Don Jr., it would be all we heard about.

According to Ziegler, the laptop contains evidence of foreign collusion, money laundering, and sex crimes involving Hunter Biden and multiple women, including Hunter’s underage niece. Ziegler notes that the mainstream media has refused to expose the truth, despite having access to the laptop for almost a year.

Evidence of treason and crimes by the “president’s” son, some of which no doubt implicate the “president,”, and no one seems to care.

Brave and Free

Oh they care, it’s just that they care about their themselves more and the implications of their corruption too.

scott467

“Evidence of treason and crimes by the “president’s” son, some of which no doubt implicate the “president,”, and no one seems to care.”

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Is it that no one cares, or is it that there is no one to DO anything about it?

Many of these crimes occurred overseas, so no one in the U.S. has jurisdiction. Someone overseas could bring charges, but how long would it take to make such a person disappear or end up on the Clinton body count list?

Considering how corrupt our own government is, and the power our government exercises over any government they ‘do business’ with, who (outside the U.S.) is going to indict Brandon’s son and successfully get extradition?

For the crimes committed in the U.S., which DA is going to bring charges against Son of PedoTUS, or PedoTUS himself?

The moment that happens, the executive branch brings pressure on the governor of the state where the DA is. He or she is probably not a governor without enough skeletons in their closet to scare a ghost.

Who isn’t corrupt? Who is immune from blackmail or threats?

If the governor doesn’t shut down the case, someone below him will. If not, the threats are direct against the DA and everyone who helps him.

When the people at the TOP are corrupt, the entire system is against you. Suppose the DA proceeds with the case. He and his family will be in danger. The judge will be pressured or he’s already been bought, so you will be fighting the defense attorney and the judge.

And not to leave anything undone, TPTB have 12 jurors to corrupt, and they only need to get to one of them.

Against all odds, suppose the DA wins a conviction.

Brandon pardons Son of PedoTUS, if he hasn’t done so already.

Everybody in the system can see how this plays out, similar as above.

So why would anybody stick their neck out, and go up against the entire system, when the outcome will never result in Son of PedoTUS seeing the inside of a prison cell?

Someone might dare to do it, just because it’s right. Someone who doesn’t have a family, and who is willing to risk his own life to expose the corruption. Someone smart enough to become a DA, but not smart enough to avoid sacrificing his own life for a cause.

It could happen, anything’s possible, but there aren’t many bases (or angles) that either haven’t been covered, or couldn’t be covered, as needed.

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TheseTruths

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Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

PERFECT!!!

cthulhu

Thank you, DePat, for leading our Friday celebrations.

You’ve brought a lot of yummy content that I’ll be trotting off and reading……but, first, how’s the knee?

Gail Combs

Get that garden pad ASAP!!! They really are knee savers.

Gail Combs

OH GOOD!

Hope you can find a nice thick one.

para59r

And Buy Two unless all your gardening is done in one spot.
Picking yourself up to move over a foot and half is a serious pain compared to just scooting over onto an empty one.

kalbokalbs

^^^ I resemble that remark.

Getting down is one thing. Getting up, a challenge.   :wpds_exclamation: 

TheseTruths

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TheseTruths

CDC reports significant rise in rare brain abscesses in children
https://justthenews.com/videos/cdc-reports-significant-rise-rare-brain-abscesses-children?utm_source=mux&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=tw

New findings published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday reported a 200% increase in brain abscesses in children over the winter. Brain abscesses are extremely rare and occur when a sinus or ear infection travels to the brain. The CDC said it is unclear what has caused the spike in infections.

kalbokalbs

Jabbed children? (Prolly so.)

TheseTruths

I also wonder if masking could have played a role that we’re not aware of yet.

pgroup2

Do sinuses have anything to do with breathing? Do masks interfere with breathing? Do we need a seven year double blind study to connect these?

TheseTruths

I think you’re right; we can just declare that the science is settled right now. 😄

masks➡️breathing➡️sinuses➡️sinus/ear infections➡️brain abscesses

kalbokalbs

^^^ Settled science.

Gail Combs

How about someone checking these abscesses for SPIKE PROTEIN???

If they can ‘X-Ray’ a molecule, they can certainly locate spike in a sample. No need for a long study.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

BEAVIS: *snicker* “He said “spike!” *snicker*

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Happy go lucky

Welp. I was going to reply something pithy that rhymes with truckers, but I’ve given up bad words since listening to an exorcist on YouTube. So instead I’m gonna 😢 and 🙏

TheseTruths

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TheseTruths

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TheseTruths

I have not been able to verify this or to find the complete tweet. MTG and others need to be asked about it relentlessly.

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Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

We’re being strung along, IMO.

kalbokalbs

Y U P.

Brave and Free

Yeah, we can’t comment on any current investigations…….
Cover up!

TheseTruths

Gabe Gutierrez:

.@GovRonDeSantis responds to my question about former President Trump saying he’d fix the U.S. in six months after DeSantis previously said he’d need two terms to turn the country around.

DeSantis: “Why didn’t he do it in his first four years?”

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https:/ /twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/1664364375027642370?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1664364375027642370%7Ctwgr%5Ed279ccd50c4dd28eb126a3ae08674e875a4cce46%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fpatriots.win%2F%3Ffrom%3D16bPLhUz1c

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singingsoul1

DeSantis is a problem and two faced no ethical compass. I am coming to the conclusion that he did the right thing for FL not because he believe in it but to set himself up to run for President. Sorry he lost all credibility but then I do not live in FL and never will by choice.

TheseTruths

SCOTUS to unions, 8-1: You break it, you bought it
https://hotair.com/ed-morrissey/2023/06/01/scotus-to-unions-8-1-you-break-it-you-bought-it-n554988

In an 8-1 decision in which only Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson fully dissented, the Supreme Court ruled today that unions have to reimburse employers for damages caused by striking workers

The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that federal labor law did not protect a union from potential liability for damage that arose during a strike, and that a state court should resolve questions of liability.

The back story:

At issue was a job action by Teamsters at a large cement production and delivery company, which went on strike over their expired bargaining agreement. The union called for a strike in the middle of the day, even though the company had prepared a large amount of concrete for delivery that day, and that refusing to deliver it would not just ruin the product but also damage the vehicles. Sure enough, 16 drivers walked off the job. Glacier Northwest managed to get the concrete out of the trucks before they got seriously damaged, but their production that day was a total loss.

Glacier Northwest wants the Teamsters to reimburse them for the loss. The Teamsters argued that the NLRA immunizes them from such claims in state court and in federal court as well. Nopewrites Amy Coney Barrett for the 8-justice majority. The NRLA gives workers the right to strike but not immunity from damage they cause, especially when it’s clearly deliberate…

pgroup2

I have some extra crocodile tears if anybody is short.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Well, if anybody needed proof that Justice Angela Davis was a communist…..

scott467

“The NRLA gives workers the right to strike but not immunity from damage they cause, especially when it’s clearly deliberate…”

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It’s always cringe-worthy to see a (not)Supreme Court justice say that ‘rights’ come from government.

Gail Combs

When the actual truth is that ‘rights’ come from are taken AWAY by government.

scott467

President Nayib Bukele of El Salvador, the guy who rounded up and locked up all the gang members. The same guy who embraced Bitcoin and is using it to break away from IMF and Central Bank debt slavery:

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“In his annual Speech To The Nation tonight, @nayibbukele announced three major government reforms:

1) The consolidation of 262 municipalities into 44 districts—doing away with deeply entrenched cleptocracy at the municipal government level.

2) The reduction of the nation’s Legislative Assembly from 84 to 60 members, as it was before El Salvador’s civil war.

3) The declaration of the War on Corruption. Corrupt politicians and their corporate sponsors will be brought to justice and jailed in a new facility to house white collar criminals, and their stolen wealth will be returned to the people.

He ended the speech with the words, “We are no longer the same El Salvador of the past. May God bless you all.”
……………………………….

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Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Interesting. I’ll watch hopefully but skeptically.

scott467

Max Keiser (<— Twitter profile link) and his wife Stacy Herbert are President Bukele’s top Bitcoin advisors. I would estimate that Max and Stacy represent as big of a voice in the world of Bitcoin as Michael Saylor (founder of Microstrategy, ticker symbol MSTR).

So it will be a great (as in real or fair) test for Bitcoin. President Bukele is getting advice from people who are subject matter experts. Their style is a little bombastic (somewhat like Trump), but they are clearly all-in 100% committed.

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cthulhu

Wait until he combines the new corruption jail with the old gang jail and puts it on pay-per-view…..

Gail Combs

  :wpds_grin: 

Cuppa Covfefe
scott467

Now available in High Definition 😁

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scott467

“Would Woke Students Date a Trans-Woman?”

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I watched the first ‘interview’ but that’s about all I can take.

There’s a few real simple questions to ask any of these woke dudes who say they would date a tranny.

Would you marry a Tranny? If yes, then you’re gay. If not, then it’s not a ‘date’, it’s a platonic friendship (at best).

Would you have sexual relations with a Tranny? If yes, then you’re gay.

Have you ever had sexual relations with a Tranny? If you have, then you’re gay.

If not, then why not? Are you a virgin, saving yourself for marriage? If so, great. Are you saving your virginity for marriage to a Tranny?

If you’re not a virgin who is saving his virginity for marriage to a Tranny, then why haven’t you had sexual relations with someone who has the same gear between his legs as you do?

What are you, some kind of Trannyphobe?

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Fake women make me CRINGE. It’s a very instinctive reaction.

Gail Combs

Hard wired into most humans.

kalbokalbs

Ya CRINGE, cuz they ARE dudes.

Gail Combs

They do not even SMELL like a female. And that is more important than most people realize.

kalbokalbs

^^^ THIS.

Simply can NOT duplicate, the unique wonderfulness of females.

mollypitcher5

Here’s a question……why have some of the most recent tranny pictures are guys with beards or mustaches ? they seem to be doubling down…why go the trouble of finding shoes and clothes, put on tons of makeup, adopt the falsetto voice..but then have the facial hair and demand the public look at them as females?????

Gail Combs

It is to rub it into Normies faces AND SHOW THEY ARE IN CONTROL. Remember the video of a Shop clerk addressing one of these mental cases as ‘Sir’ and the nut job toss a tantrum and screamed yelled, pulled down merchandise and threatened to call management?

Unfortunately, Corporations, Police and the Just-Us system is on THEIR side and THEY darn well know it.

White Christians, esp males are now the ‘new Jews’ and the Fourth Reich is going after them

mollypitcher5

It must be that. Added bonus, it indoctrinates kids too ? The vid from disneyland floored me…that freak twittering to the child as if it’s the most normal thing in the world to see a mustached man in a princess dress

kalbokalbs

Encourage people like me to stare, point and laugh at them. Openly.

Cuppa Covfefe

Here’s Conchita Wurst from Austria who “won” the Eurovision Song Awards in 2014… one of the wurst I’ve ever seen or heard, until Germany put up their trannyfaggy “Lord Of The Lost” this year.

Lord of the Lost, indeed…

Here’s Conchita (who has a banana despite the name)…

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singingsoul1

These loosers found their gig and foolish people fall for it.

kalbokalbs

Yup.

Simply don’t click on the shit.

Headline or pic says more than I need. SCROLL ON.

singingsoul1

That is what my husband does reads the headline and moves on 🙂

scott467

Superfreak.

mollypitcher5

There needs to be a moar superlative word…superfreak just isn’t enough anymore 😩 

Cuppa Covfefe

SuperDuperTripleOoperFreak…

mollypitcher5

That’s good..but maybe more repulsive ?

Cuppa Covfefe

SuperDuperTriplePooperScooperFreak?

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mollypitcher5

Cuppa, you’ve gone above and beyond but I think you’re simply too refined to come up with something that truly ‘gets’ them. My feelings about them are so…shall we say…vile,disgusting,putrid, unholy, sewage people…lol..YKWIM ?

That said , Superduperpooperscooper freak will be it !!!

Aubergine

DEMONS.

cthulhu
scott467

I agree with Gail, all part of the humiliation ritual.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

They need to increase the “unreality” to really hypnotize humans. To have full socialist control.

Beard means that “trans women” don’t have to shave – which means they don’t have to have surgery – which means that literal men can go to women’s prisons, etc.

These people are evil. They are trying to make us say 2+2=5.

cthulhu

Hypnotized by unreality? Poppycock!

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

But the CIA would never study magic or illusions! Never!

cthulhu

Maybe more of us should study them, too…..

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Gotta know how to beat ’em!

kalbokalbs

Defund. Abolish.

michaelh

It reminds me of a line I saw on TV in the 90s – scifi near future (don’t know what show)

It could’ve been the CIA

But the CIA was disbanded in 1997

Yeah that’s only want they want you to think

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barkerjim

Don’t forget the goats!

barkerjim
Cuppa Covfefe

Cognitive Dissonance. Used in cult programming and initiations all the time…

scott467

“Would Woke Students Date a Trans-Woman?”

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It’s like these people are hostages to Stockholm Syndrome.

They’re literally afraid to just laugh at the question and say “Never in a million lifetimes”.

It’s so easy to do.

If the interviewer asks “Why not?”, just say “Because I’m not gay.” In the immortal words of Andrew Dice Clay, ‘I’ve never seen a man’s hairy ass and said oh yeah, I gotta get me some of that‘ 😂

Just be truthful, that’s what breaks the Stockholm Syndrome spell.

The truth will set you free!

cthulhu

I didn’t watch any of it, so I have no idea — how many wokesters said they would?

scott467

I only made it to the beginning of the second one so far.

scott467

I have watched the rest of it now, the interviewer does a good job, he asks the right questions 👍

cthulhu

How many does he interview, and how many wokesters said they would?

scott467

I think six, of which 3 were ‘yes’ and 3 were ‘no’, but qualified by a bunch of weasel words (excuses), so it was weak.

The 3 who were ‘yes’ were all effeminate / beta white males. Of 3 who were ‘no’, one was black and the other two may have been islamic.

I was thoroughly ashamed of all of them 😂

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

LMAO!!! Yeah, those immigrants don’t want a ticket home for not going along with the narrative.

mollypitcher5

LOL, they better be careful. A lot of countries still in clear mindset about male/female…if their friends or family or far flung acquaintances hear that they might consider hooking up with a tranny…smackdown in a dark alley or worse

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

“You did not stone them immediately? Shame! You are now infidel! Stone them tomorrow, or we will never speak to you again! Throwing off building is OK, if you cannot stone them. But you must kill them!”

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

This Devin Gibson guy is great! Here’s another good video!

cthulhu

As a side note, there is a bronze sculpture of David in the Bargello in Florence that is very “cute”. It was done by Donatello in the middle of the 1400’s and seems to be a concerted attempt by the sculptor to induce sensual attraction from males.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_(Donatello)

Even with the flowers in his hat and the casual pose, it doesn’t completely make the sale….but it is a very serious attempt by a master of the art.

Cuppa Covfefe

Cowabunga!  🐢  🐢  🐢 

scott467

Looks like a gay boi to me. Apparently Donny was a fruit loop.

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“…and seems to be a concerted attempt by the sculptor to induce sensual attraction from males.”

But it doesn’t work like that.

Men are sexually repulsive to other men. If you put lipstick on that pig, it’s still a pig. But worse, because you know it’s a pig trying to pass itself off as something else.

I’m glad normal women don’t see men as sexually repulsive. I understand what lesbians see in other women, because I see the same things. I don’t see what makes men attractive to other men.

But then men are more visually oriented, and while women are visually oriented too, women are also attracted to status and wealth (security), whereas men are pretty much mono-focused.

And because that focus (rightly or wrongly) is primarily visual, it’s all the more insulting to present a male as if it were a female. Like someone taking a Burger King Happy Meal toy and trying to pass it off as fine art.

It’s not fooling anybody, and it’s not intended to fool anybody, it’s just an insult to one’s intelligence 😂

There were no ‘gray lines’ when I was kid, and we were very attuned to this stuff. I didn’t even carry a book bag (backpack), because those were for girls. Didn’t matter if I had 5 textbooks to lug around, I carried them at my side. Some guys used a book bag, but never wore it backpack style, they slung it over one shoulder only, like they were cheating, i.e., they were wearing the bookbag, but not really.

What else… ‘Members Only’ jacket? Nope! That was for the gay bois (at least where I grew up, that may have been a regional thing) 😂

Bicycle helmet? Nope! And we were riding BMX bikes, jumping over anything we could find. And Mopeds. Not just any moped though. Thomos silver or blue bullet were okay. They looked more or less like motorcycles, with a double-length seat. No helmet. Brain damage vs. looking gay… no contest, definitely risk brain damage, because you’re definitely not going outside wearing a gay badge identifier.

Then there were the feminine Euro-looking mopeds that looked like scooters, with the little girly wheels. Those were definitely no-go territory for guys. The kind with a platform for your feet, so you basically ride with your knees together, as if you were wearing a skirt. No sale.

Earring? Not unless you’re a pirate and you spend your weekends on a wooden ship on the open sea.

Colored hair? NOPE.

Permed hair? NOPE.

Long hair? NOPE.

Man-bun? Only if you’re desperately signalling that you want to get your ass kicked.

This was all fag-stuff, and every guy knew it.

The stigma of homosexuality was probably the biggest stigma of all, so understanding what was acceptable for guys, at an intuitive or subconscious level, was both natural and reinforced by cultural norms.

What we’re seeing today is apparently what happens when the cultural norms are not just canceled, but reversed so completely that it overrides the natural repulsion.

It’s brainwashing, straight up.

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Absolutely!

The biggest TRANS brainwashing on right-wing sites right now is through ads. One of the biggest “hidden trans propaganda ads” is women with male abdominal muscles.

CIA. Guaranteed they’re involved at some level.

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

This David looks like a flit boy.

scott467

Yeah, they made him look like a twink.

cthulhu

I think Donatello’s commission was something like: “make a NAMBLA recruiting poster.”

pgroup2

Five bonus internet points for using Andrew Dice Clay.  😆 

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LMAO!!!

kalbokalbs

That is a another great one.

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cthulhu

So, here’s a story for gil00.

Several years ago, there were a pair of art exhibits at the De Young in San Francisco. The Musee d’Orsay in Paris was doing a major building refurbishment and put together a traveling exhibition. Unlike the majority of such, where they clean out their closets and cellars, these two featured some of their best-known treasures.

After the second one rolled-through, in 2010, it got us thinking. The Fiancee had been to the Prado; we’d both been to the Uffizi, the British Museum, the NY Met; I’d been to the Louvre….and we compared notes and tried to figure out what sort of museum would be so far beyond our normal expectations that we’d never “accidentally” go there. And we came up with The Hermitage, in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

So we started planning and plotting our trip to Saint Pete. I could go on-and-on about the city and we spent days in the Hermitage — you keep going through doorways and there’s another world-class museum’s worth of stuff on the other side. But one little detail in the city’s Central Market nearly sent us into hysterics.

We were looking around the meats and the boxes of produce and the booth with honey — painfully transliterating everything from the Cyrillic and trying to keep our bearings. There weren’t boxed goods or processed things to speak of — quite a lot had come in straight from the farm.

And, then, we saw a little booth with berries — so we rushed over to see what berries Russians had……….and they were all little plastic boxes from Driscoll’s, of Watsonville, California. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Driscoll's We had purposely gone to the back side of nowhere in pursuit of art, only to find a local berry company had gotten there ahead of us.

In the wikipedia article, it notes that “Driscoll’s grows berries in 21 countries and sells them in 48.” Later, long after we came back, there was an NPR program talking about how Driscoll’s manages international berry supply and demand.

The reason you can’t find Boysenberries is likely because they do not ship well, so the international berry institution of Driscoll’s won’t carry them. As they were developed in Southern California, you may find a Farmer’s Market that has them. Don’t bother looking in the Central Market of Saint Petersburg.

cthulhu

Incidentally, we probably went at the time that Russians were best disposed towards Americans than any other part of my lifetime. It was delightful. The last ten years of horsepuckey have been very upsetting.

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Obastard! Screwing up whatever he can.

Gail Combs

OH!Bummer HATES CHRISTIANS especially WHITE Christians.

Cuppa Covfefe

They have Boysenberries over here… and all manner of blackberry (brombeer) derivatives…

(do they even grow in Florida? 🙂 )….

singingsoul1

I love them. Specially Boysenberries. Want to grow some but I am battling a city boy 🙂

Gail Combs

Just plant a couple bushes and they will take over from there!

That reminds me I have to go pick some blackberries from the bushes I have not managed to kill off yet.😜

singingsoul1

In St Louis hour house backed up to a park we used to pick blackberries. One day in the woods we saw two peach trees and one Apricot tree. The peaches were not cling free. Then we discovered that there used to be an old farm house. Found only some bricks from the fireplace. Was a wonderful place to raise kids. 🙂

singingsoul1

Good luck picking blackberries and be careful 🙂

Gail Combs

The CIA’s Master Deception: Bin Laden, Iraq, and the 9/11 War Machine
The author talks about the Deaths of Seal Team Six. The shooting down of the helicopter in Afghanistan

OK let’s back up and look at a bit of history.

Arms smuggling to terrorists in Syria, attack on Benghazi…a primer in connecting the dots

Chris Stevens was specifically sent to Libya to arm terrorists, he visited Benghazi with John McCain in April 2011 to arrange weapons transfers. Chris Stevens went on to ship weapons out of Benghazi to terrorists in Syria, from late 2011.

The London Times even reported on one 400 ton shipment from Benghazi to Syria (the article is behind a paywall): Syrian rebels squabble over weapons as biggest shipload arrives from Libya

Rand Paul started asking questions to Hillary at the Hearing in 2013 on Benghazi and explicitly referenced the article above – somebody obviously told him to shut up about it, because he and everyone else never asked any more. Update: Rand Paul: Hillary perjured herself on Benghazi gun running, throw her in jail.

The CIA annex a mile or so from the rented villa that Chris Stevens was using as a “Consulate” had over 30 CIA agents and Special Forces. This was the Black Operation to smuggle assorted weapons including Manpads and RPG’s to the Syrian terrorists using Libyan extremists as the couriers….

Remember Hitlery was involved in Benghazi and the Armed forces WERE PREVENTED FROM GOING TO THE RESCUE.

One of the bits of info that gets lost is, AFTER Benghazi, rebels were suddenly able to shoot down the helicopters in Afghanistan. On top of that one of the veterans commenting on Tony Heller’s site or ChiefIOs or WUWT, (I can not find the comment) said they quit telling the State Department (Hitlery) about a mission until AFTER it was done because the info was getting leaked and they would be ambushed.

Man-portable air-defense systems (MANPADS or MPADS) are portable surface-to-air missiles. They are guided weapons and are a threat to low-flying aircraft, especially helicopters. MANPADS were developed in the 1950s to provide military ground forces with protection from jet aircraft. Wikipedia

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So yes, It is very likely Seal Team Six was deliberately ambushed using info provided by the CIA/State Department.

cthulhu

Every one of our people who were killed in Benghazi is worthy of remembering, but Vile Rat has always hit me hard. More people knew him by his nick than knew his IRL name — and word got out to his internet friends faster than it got out in Normville.

Gail Combs

For those wondering who Vile Rat was. This is the story:

https://www.wired.com/2012/09/vilerat/

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Coothie,

It occurs to me that with the economy set to really tank, government spending to go thru the roof and the IRS being beefed up, perhaps you could write an article for the QTree from the perspective of an Acct.

IRS Disproportionately Targeting Low-Income Earners for Audit

“The taxpayer class with unbelievably high audit rates—five and a half times virtually everyone else—were low-income wage-earners taking the earned income tax credit,” reported TRAC, noting that the poorest taxpayers are “easy marks in an era when IRS increasingly relies upon correspondence audits yet doesn’t have the resources to assist taxpayers or answer their questions.”

I checked the average cost of a lawyer in the USA and it is $400/hr so 10 hours would cost about $4,000. Most people are going to just scrape up the money and pay the fine instead of trying to fight it as a big corporation or millionaire would.

I could not find the average IRS fine but I did find this:

Payroll is typically the single biggest expense for most businesses, and it can be hard to get it right consistently. In fact, SCORE says that more than 40 percent of small businesses make mistakes on their payroll each year — with an average fine of $850.

https://gusto.com/resources/articles/payroll/what-is-payroll-and-how-can-i-get-it-right

So I would surmise they are going to do ‘correspondence audits’ and keep the fines below a few thousand dollars.

As we previously have reported, [3] this group of taxpayers have historically been targeted not because they account for the most tax under-reporting, but because they are easy marks in an era when IRS increasingly relies upon correspondence audits…

…as shown in Table 1, returns for those without revenue from a business had an odds of audit of 4.9 out of every 1,000 returns filed (0.49%). The odds of audit rose to twice that for taxpayers reporting similar incomes but running a business or farm. Their odds of audit for these was 10.3 out of every 1,000 returns (1.03%).

[They have a chart and I extracted the following]

lowest income wage-earners < $25,000 TGR with EITC

Total Returns Filed: 23,526,357

Odds per 1,000 returns 12.7 or 1.27%

Total Audits: 298,485

https://trac.syr.edu/reports/706/

cthulhu

I’ve been stung repeatedly by IRS notices for BS like $21. They generally seem to be written by someone whose first language was not English, and are frequently wrong — but it would take about $200 of my time to figure out exactly how they are wrong and write a letter in response. Being that I tend to carry over prepaid taxes into subsequent years, they can just seize the prepaid and screw up two years with one letter.

Actually, however, accountants are probably the worst people to ask about what is happening today. Remember that one of the Great Women of Accounting is SALY — Same As Last Year. The profession of accounting depends on the consistent application of rules. It doesn’t deal well with Calvinball.

Gail Combs

If you target 5% of those lowest wage earners with 100 dollar fines/charges that equals 117,000,000 extra into the DC coffers. Not a bad haul for some letter writing.

kalbokalbs

Yup. My dings vary from ~$20 to a few hundred. Such a scam.

kalbokalbs

H&R, cuz I don’t understand all the tax code BS AND not motivated to spend hours, attempting to understand. Taxes filed, are my best guess of what is correct.

As long as I can remember, 2 of every 3 years, IRS dings for for something. Their letters make little to no sense, to slow guy.

  • I just pay the bastards, so they’ll leave me TF alone.
  • The last thing I need is IRS seizing my stuff.
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cthulhu

The parallel between the polls for Joe and RFKj vs. the polls or VSGPOTUSDJT and Deep Status is amazing, when you look at how the media is dismissive of RFKj and drool all over Deep Status.

Gail Combs

Trump’s 2025 Vision [Updated]
Meshes very very well with the articles I have written. I show the HOW while JUSTIN DESCHAMPS tells you the WHY.

We both agree this has been a long range plan by our SLAVE MASTERS to get complete control of all of humanity.

phoenixrising
kalbokalbs

Ritter delivering excellent reality about Russia, Russia military and some Ukraine.

itswoot

Yes, excellent information. I rarely watch a video that long anymore, but this one held my rapt attention throughout.

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

Whoa you came close to saying “Russia” three times in a row, as in “Russia, Russia, Russia!!!”

cthulhu

If you say it three times and click your heels, somebody gets indicted for utter BS.

kalbokalbs

Phew. Good thing I deleted the third…

kalbokalbs

Two minute Rumble video at the link.
Hannity Booed at Trump Town Hall for Question About Name-Calling; Trump’s Answer Is PERFECT!
https://rumble.com/v2ritr4-hannity-booed-at-trump-town-hall-for-question-about-name-calling-trumps-ans.html

kalbokalbs

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I do hope that DeSantis is not destroyed by this, but that is likely the Deep State plan. Get Trump and ruin DeSantis.

kalbokalbs

THE PLAN. Deep state lining up a, twofer.

Aubergine

It’s too late for Wind Sock Ron. In my opinion.

kalbokalbs

This IS HILARIOUS.

Edit. The same place BiteMe tripped over his feet, he had already walked without a big deal, when he arrived on the stage. It’s all in the video.

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Cuppa Covfefe

But…but…but…

It’s AGENT 00 ZERO !!! (H/T Marica) 😆

phoenixrising

Bloomberg: BRICS group is considering creating a common currency
Alexander Samozhnev

The BRICS emerging markets group is stepping up its drive to increase global influence, sensing that the time has come to capitalize on a split in the world order, expand its ranks beyond Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa and potentially create a single currency, Bloomberg reports .

https://rg.ru/2023/06/01/bloomberg-gruppa-briks-rassmatrivaet-vozmozhnost-sozdaniia-obshchej-valiuty.html

The main task is that this currency can protect member countries from sanctions similar to those imposed by the West against Russia.

RAC

For those of us who can’t afford chunks of gold and aren’t interested in digital money, I’m wondering if having a handfull of those Brics banknotes might be a safer way of keeping what savings we have.

Gail Combs

That or Russian Rubles.

scott467

You might go with silver.

Getting foreign currency is probably more difficult than getting silver, and a foreign currency is going to be subject to the same manipulation as any other fiat. They can say it’s backed by gold or silver or kryptonite, but says who? China? After the U.S. gov’t, China is the most untrustworthy of all.

The downside for silver is that in a fiat environment, there is the problem of converting to fiat for daily needs, but you would have to do the same with a foreign currency, because nobody in the U.S. takes foreign currency OR silver. LOTS more retailers take Bitcoin than either foreign currency or silver.

And conversion always comes with fees, and those fees can be substantial (e.g., bullion dealer’s premium over spot price for silver can be as much as 100% during times of strong demand).

All of these ‘problems’ were known and understood by whoever created Bitcoin, in the aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis. Bitcoin is comparatively “new” though, so there is natural resistance to anything new, and it does take some time to answer all the obvious (but easily answered) questions about it.

When CBDCs are forced on the population, everyone will have to learn about digital currency. Once they do, not only will using Bitcoin be easy (i.e., once people know how to use a CBDC, they will also know how to use Bitcoin), but people will also then clearly see the difference between CBDC (controlled by the corrupt gov’t) vs. Bitcoin (controlled by no one).

Choosing BTC at that point (over CBDC) will be obvious, and by that point, everybody will already understand digital currency and know how to use it.

Then the decision will be the choice between privacy and personal control vs. surveillance and gov’t control.

Even people who are a couple cards short of a full deck will see the danger of CBDC and the benefits of BTC.

So like always (see Gresham’s Law), bad money (CBDC) drives out good (Bitcoin), in the same way the new non-silver coins drove out the pure silver coins. People knew the 90% silver coins were more valuable than the base metal alloy coins, so people picked them out of circulation and kept them. They used the fiat alloy coins for daily transactions. This is what always happens.

The same will happen when CDBCs are introduced. People will convert their CBDC to Bitcoin asap. When they need to spend, they will convert from Bitcoin to CBDC if needed, or pay in native Bitcoin without conversion.

Nobody will want to ‘keep’ CBDC, because of all the negatives that come with it. It’s ‘spycoin’ whose value can be SHUT OFF at the flick of a government switch. Who in their right mind is going to keep that?

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Gresham’s law
In economics, Gresham’s law is a monetary principle stating that “bad money drives out good”.

For example, if there are two forms of commodity money in circulation, which are accepted by law as having similar face value, the more valuable commodity will gradually disappear from circulation.
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Gail Combs

I know about  Gresham’s law.

I am a bit worried about bitcoin. Some where here recently I saw a video saying block chain is NOT ‘invisible’ to our ‘Slave Masters’

Blockchains Were Supposed to Be “Unhackable.” Now They’re Getting Hacked …futurism.com

May 18, 2021 – Hackers have gotten away with nearly $2 billion worth of cryptocurrency since 2017 by attacking the unique vulnerabilities of blockchains, MIT Technology Review reports. In other words, forget what you heard from Bitcoin boosters — just because information or currency is on a blockchain doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s more secure than any other form of storage.

scott467

There is plenty of confusion because Bitcoin gets lumped in with all the other cryptos (in most peoples’ minds), when Bitcoin is fundamentally different than most others.

It is true that the blockchain is not invisible, that transparency is also one of Bitcoin’s key strengths, which make it ideal for putting things like title to property on the blockchain, or a last will and testament, etc. It makes a permanent record which can never be destroyed.

The information on the blockchain is trackable to a wallet address. If you can figure out who owns the wallet address (there are some which are publicly known), then that may be good or bad, depending on whether what one does is above board or not. This is why it doesn’t make much sense for criminals to use Bitcoin to commit any sizeable crime, because if it is worth the effort, the FIB can probably figure out what wallets belong to whom.

By comparison, the gov’t already accesses what we have in our bank accounts, stock portfolios, etc. whenever they want. They’re not supposed to without a warrant, but thanks to all the BS that goes on without our knowledge between gov’t and corporations, the gov’t pretty much gets whatever they want, whenever they want.

Lots of blockchains have been ‘hacked’, but I don’t think Bitcoin ever has been. Bitcoin can be stolen in several ways, or lost, but that’s different than Bitcoin being ‘hacked’. Other blockchains (all of them, to my knowledge) are far less secure than Bitcoin, because they have far fewer validators (or none at all).

Most (or at least many) cryptos are generated out of thin air. A company is formed, with a board of directors, often funded by private venture capital.

No ‘mining’ is usually involved. They create however many coins as they want at the outset. Suppose they decide to start with 100 million crypto coins (for example). Suppose there are 10 venture capital partners. Each of the venture capital partners gets 5% of the coins, which are ‘locked’ until some agreed future date.

So 50% of the available coins are in the hands of venture capitalists. The other 50% are made available to the public, and to generate interest, a couple million crypto coins are ‘air dropped’ (given away) to the crypto community.

Suppose you get $25 worth of free coins (e.g., 1,000 crypto coins at $0.025 each). Immediately most people sell them, because it’s a race to the bottom, i.e., whoever sells first gets $25 (or close to it), and those who are slower to sell theirs get less, as the value of each coin goes down to maybe $0.001 (or less, sometimes far less, e.g., $0.000001).

Then over time, the value gets ‘pumped’ by speculators and marketing teams. The spot price may go up to $0.20 (or more), so if you bought at $0.01, you could make 20x your investment. If the price goes to $1, you could make 100x your original investment.

This may go on for a year or more, until the venture capital ‘lock up’ period expires. When that date gets close, marketing gets heavy and insiders begin buying to manipulate the price upwards.

The spot price may go to $1.50 or more per coin. That’s when the VCs (venture capitalists) unload their stock on the public, and the value drops back down to $0.01 again (or less). Pump and dump.

To make it worse, once that has happened, the ‘company’ that created the crypto coin in the first place can then create new coins out of thin air and dump those on the market too, no different than the FED printing money, debasing the currency.

This is what gives crypto the bad reputation, because probably 95% to 98% of all cryptos are scams like described above.

There are THOUSANDS of them.

But there are also maybe 20 or so that are real technology innovations with real use cases.

Then there is Ethereum, the second biggest (by market cap) crypto.

And then there is Bitcoin.

Bitcoin has no original investors, just the original creator, a guy (or group of people) known as Satoshi Nakamoto. The only large ‘locked up’ supply is visible in Satoshi’s online wallet, which IIRC, has about a million Bitcoin in it, and has never been accessed since Bitcoin was originally created in 2009.

So Satoshi, whoever it is, if he/they is still alive, has 1 million Bitcoin, or 4.76% of the total amount that will ever be created. Not 50%, or 70%, but less than 5%. So even if Satoshi reappeared and liquidated his entire holdings, it would not destroy the market, like dumping 50% of all existing coins would.

Bitcoin has no corporate structure. Bitcoin has no board of directors. There is no individual who is in ‘control’ of Bitcoin, so there is no human in a position of leadership who can be subject to fear or greed, or blackmail, or coercion, etc. It operates based on the original instructions built into the software code.

It has ‘validator’ computers all over the world, and the number of validators is continually expanding. The more validators there are, the more decentralized the network becomes, the more secure the network is from attack. The security of the Bitcoin network long ago exceeded the number of validators necessary to prevent a nation-state level attack.

Bitcoin is not created out of thin air, it is competitively mined, using computer processing power (which requires electricity and hardware), and the stronger the competition (i.e., the more people who attempt to mine Bitcoin at any given time), the more difficult (and expensive) the computer processing becomes, which creates an ‘arms race’ for more powerful and more efficient computing power and access to cheap energy, in order to be (or remain) profitable.

Every four years, a ‘halving’ occurs, meaning the same amount of computing power only mines HALF the amount of Bitcoin as it did previously. Or conversely, it takes twice as much energy and computer power to mine the same amount of Bitcoin as previously… except if the computing power suddenly doubled, Bitcoin would compensate by becoming harder to mine, so thinking of it as a ‘halving’ is the best way to understand it.

If demand remains constant (adoption is continually growing), but supply is cut in half, the price goes UP.

There is a built-in cap of 21 million Bitcoins, which cannot be inflated.

Bitcoins are divisible into extremely small units, so there is no risk of running out of Bitcoin even if the entire world population adopted it.

90% of the 21 million Bitcoin that will ever exist have already been mined, with the last 10% being the most difficult. The last Bitcoin won’t be mined until somewhere around the year 2149.

So there is still a small amount of ‘inflation’ in theory, as Bitcoin is still being mined and added to the total, in smaller and smaller amounts, until the last one is mined, and that’s it.

In the meantime, effectively Bitcoin is already deflationary, because more Bitcoin has already been LOST (estimated 5 million Bitcoin) than remain to be mined (approximately 2 million). And more is lost every day, in the same way pocket change and dollar bills are lost every day. The difference is that there is no Bitcoin Mint to produce more of it. Once the 21 million limit is reached, that’s it.

It’s a fascinating concept, because for every ‘angle’ one might try to exploit, there is a defense or counterbalance that was built in to Bitcoin.

A quantum computer might be able to break the code at some point, but two things mitigate that. First, if someone develops a quantum computer that can break the Bitcoin blockchain, there are other far more valuable targets for that power than Bitcoin, like the entire Central Banking system, national security secrets, etc.

Second, it is possible to upgrade the Bitcoin code in limited ways with enough agreement from the Bitcoin network, more specifically, Bitcoin validators (if I understand correctly). So if quantum computing becomes a problem, quantum computers could also upgrade Bitcoin security.

People then immediately say “Ah hah! If the code can be updated, then the 21 million limit is fake, because people can just agree to create more and update the code!”.

Not so fast.

Why would Bitcoin holders ever agree to do that?

Suppose you hold $10,000 worth of Bitcoin. Why would you ever agree to debase your own holdings, to increase the amount of Bitcoin, lowering the value of your own asset?

This is what’s so fascinating about Bitcoin. All of these kinds of things were considered and thought through, before Bitcoin was created.

I am certainly not an expert by any stretch, but it is very interesting, which makes it fun to learn about. It’s interesting to hear people like Michael Saylor and others talk about Bitcoin, because they field questions and provide concrete answers to them. You have a question? Great, here’s the answer! Others have already had the same questions, and the answers are already known.

And while the blockchain technology behind it is complicated enough to be well over my head, the principles are simple and easy to be understood.

If you understand the principles, it is easy to answer most of the obvious questions people have. That’s why when people attack Bitcoin, it is usually easy to see what the attacker doesn’t understand (yet), and then explain it in a way that is easy to understand.

If a question is too technical, I would have to refer the inquiry to someone else, but so far, that has not happened. Probably because anyone who doesn’t yet understand the basic principles of Bitcoin also won’t know enough about it to ask that kind of technical question.

So most questions are along the lines of ‘first principles’ questions, which is usually interesting, easy to understand, and fun to talk about.

pgroup2

If my kid understands this, then I am okay.

scott467

I read the referenced article, from May of 2021 (or a lifetime ago, in crypto terms 😁 )

“Until recently, blockchains were seen as an “unhackable” technology powering and securing cryptocurrencies — but that’s no longer the case.

Hackers have gotten away with nearly $2 billion worth of cryptocurrency since 2017 by attacking the unique vulnerabilities of blockchains, MIT Technology Review reports. In other words, forget what you heard from Bitcoin boosters — just because information or currency is on a blockchain doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s more secure than any other form of storage.”

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Attacking “bitcoin boosters” and defending the establishment! Whatever is claimed to have been hacked, I don’t think it was Bitcoin. For context, a blockchain could be as secure as a glass jar on your counter top, or more secure than a Brink’s vault. Without specifying WHICH blockchains were ‘hacked’, it’s basically meaningless.

Add in a dose of truth, i.e., it is true that “just because information or currency is on a blockchain doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s more secure than any other form of storage“, and nobody said otherwise (Strawman).

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“In one recent attack, a hacker was able to gain control over Ethereum Classic’s network and rewrite transaction history. As a result, the attacker was able to “double spend” cryptocurrencies, getting away with some $1.1 million.”

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Nothing to do with Bitcoin.

Bitcoin is the big kahuna. The big daddy. The 800Lb. gorilla. The boss, the head man, the top dog, the big cheese, the head honcho 😉

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“In fact, the same qualities that make blockchain technology so secure may also be the source of several unique vulnerabilities — a stark reminder that despite the hype, cryptocurrencies can’t entirely sidestep the vulnerabilities of any other banking systems.”

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Another sly defense of establishment banking systems! They must have corporate sponsors!

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“Until the Ethereum Classic incident, hackers were generally aiming their sights at exchanges, the places where people trade and hold cryptocurrencies.

By gaining the majority over the digital currency’s computing power, the hacker was able to defraud other users by sending them payments and then rewriting the existing blockchain ledger to cover their tracks, as MIT Tech explains. This new ledger then exists as the authoritative one, a scheme known as a “51 percent attack.”

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This is why decentralization is so important. The more validators a blockchain has, the more validators would have to be compromised, in order to get to 51%. Each validator is a different server or PC, in a different part of the world. Thousands of them now, tens of thousands of them in the future.

Think of it like the early church vs. the later Roman Catholic Church. The early Christian church was decentralized (just as it is in Scripture). No headquarters or board of directors or umbrella group or single individual in power over everyone else. If the original church of Christ had been like the RCC organizational structure, it would have taken about 30 seconds for the Romans (or the Jews, for that matter) to decapitate the early church. Just go wherever the headquarters is, and burn it down. The end.

Instead, the early church was more like a modern TERROR CELL in its organizational structure. Each congregation was independent of all others, with their own leadership (qualified deacons and elders). If the Romans or anyone else attacked a local congregation, all of the other congregations remain unaffected. If a regional attack is made, Christians scattered to the four winds, spreading the gospel wherever they went, starting up new congregations everywhere. The attackers create a bigger problem than they started with.

Decentralized.

It is very hard to attack or eliminate something which is decentralized, which operates autonomously, without a centralized power structure or head to cut off.

This is (in part) why the Brandon gov’t can’t just shut Bitcoin down. They would if they could. All they can do is make it more difficult for on-ramps (ways to get fiat currency onto Bitcoin exchanges) and off-ramps (the reverse, to convert Bitcoin to fiat and remove it from exchanges), because they control the traditional banking system, but not Bitcoin.

But even if they cut off access in the U.S., other places will make access easy, and the Internet is everywhere

And the harder they try to eliminate Bitcoin, the more people will want to have it, and the more people will find ways to get it. This has already happened everywhere that governments have tried to ban Bitcoin 😁

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“While it’s an exceedingly expensive stunt to pull off when it comes to popular cryptocurrencies, smaller currencies are cheaper to take over. And we should expect far more 51 percent attacks in the near future.”

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It’s even more ‘exceedingly expensive’ (whatever that means) to pull off a 51% attack against Bitcoin — more so than any other.

The rest of the article (below) is not really relevant to Bitcoin. Phishing and (key) theft would be a problem with any similar technology.

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“Most cryptocurrency hacks are still phishing and malware attacks, which take advantage of gullible targets by tricking them into handing over their credentials.

Hackers have also been known to steal the keys to cryptocurrency wallets, the place where somebody’s balance is stored in the blockchain.
Phishing, malware, and key theft target the exchanges and not the blockchain itself, as is the case in 51 percent attacks.

In response to this nefarious activity, more and more startups are popping up to claim they can make blockchains more secure and hack-proof. For instance, AnChain.ai is using artificial intelligence to keep track of any suspicious transactions on a given ledger to detect malicious bot activity.
But as blockchain technologies become more complex, hackers are also growing increasingly wise to their unique vulnerabilities, getting away with billions.”

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pgroup2

I’ve been shilling for rubles for months now.

phoenixrising

via https://t.me/s/VA_Nikonov/11911 click for image of USA agencies celebrating

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USA,

LGBTQ+ Pride Month has started in the country.

The U.S. Navy, FBI, Coast Guard and National Guard have been painting themselves the colors they’ve been painted since yesterday. For the next 30 days, a wave of gay parades, transvestite shows and events in defense of the rights of zoos, necros, pedos and other philos will sweep across the United States.

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The RoW (85% of population) must be disgusted with USA … I know I am /phoenix

Gail Combs

  :wpds_envy: 

phoenixrising

via https://t.me/s/VA_Nikonov/

The US Senate passed a bill to raise the national debt ceiling.

63 senators voted for the bill, 36 more opposed the adoption

pat frederick

dom lucre has a whole thread about “barry”. (he uses bait and switch to get people to read his thread–so don’t be turned off by the first tweet.)

https://t.co/mwaJWb0heQ

tweet from the thread that floored me–obama and bush are cousins??? that would explain a lot!

mollypitcher5

I can’t see that family tree very well but I assume that there’s Satan in his ancestry. 😎 

nikkichico7

Hmmmmmm

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nikkichico7

If you tap on the picture I think it will open bigger, hopefully

Aubergine

The really dark secret is, ALL of the American Presidents are related in some way. All but one, I believe, Martin Van Buren.

https://simplgen.com/en/all-us-presidents-relatives-except-one/

They all trace back to King John Lackland, the brother of Richard the Lionhearted. Hilariously, my ancestry traces back to the Plantagenet kings, too.

If your family arrived in the American colonies early on, chances are pretty good some of them descend from these lines.

duchess01
duchess01

BE MY VOICE

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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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kalbokalbs

FTA
Judge Napolitano and Larry Johnson Discuss Latest on Ukraine
Do you remember the report that circulated more than three weeks ago about a Russian bunker buster that hit a military base in Western Ukraine and reportedly killed or wounded upwards of 200 NATO officers? That was a garbage report. How do I know? In the aftermath of the blast there was no uptick in U.S. military or NATO aircraft flying from Germany or Poland to Ukraine to pick up bodies or casualties. There was no intel chatter.

Now we have a report, confirmed by Vladimir Putin himself, that Russia hit the headquarters of Ukraine’s military intelligence (GRU) in Kiev on Saturday, May 27. Initial reports that day talked about an earthquake in Kiev. In the succeeding days we learned that access to the GRU Headquarters was shutdown and pictures emerged showing that portions of the eight story building with black scorch marks. Russia claims it hit a bunker with a hypersonic missile that burrowed deep into the earth and destroyed the bunker. Simplicius has a good run down (as usual) on the other signs that Russia launched a successful strike. For example, RYBAR reported that, “a C-21A aircraft of the 86th Air Medical Evacuation Squadron of the US Air Force flew to Rzeszow in an emergency from Ramstein Air Base, presumably to evacuate seriously wounded NATO servicemen.” If true, that corroborates that something significant (and terrible for those in the GRU bunker) happened in Ukraine.

There have been no leaks from the Western side of the ledger confirming the Russian reports. That could mean that nothing happened and that this is just a Russian psy-op. Alternatively it could mean that something did happen and the NATO side is trying to keep a lid on. If the other reports of military medical airlift are true then that would support the view that NATO does not want to admit that Russia scored a big hit.

More at the link further below.

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https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/06/judge-napolitano-i-discuss-latest-ukraine/

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Gail Combs

 Larry Johnson asks what is behind Miss Lindsey’s hatred of Russia?

Well that is pretty darn simple, Miss Lindsey, as NoName’s lapdog was busy fomenting a revolution in Ukraine AND I am sure they were both up to a heck of a lot more like child sex trafficking, money laundering, bio-weapons development… I am sure Miss Lindsey is afraid there is SOLID evidence against him IN Ukraine.

pgroup2

You mean … like BiteMe?

The whole reason for the length of this war and the weird military strategies is that Russia is collecting evidence of USA officials’ corruption. SlowJoe is desperate to keep President Comedian’s mouth shut.

Barb Meier

If we wait a week, SlowJoe will tell us all about it himself.

Gail Combs

  :wpds_lol: 

Gail Combs

EXACTLY and like Nuland and a whole bunch of other swamp creatures.

RDS

https://vigilantfox.substack.com/p/dr-naomi-wolf-uncovers-pfizers-depopulation
June 2, 2023
Yours Truly: Whether or not people agree with Dr. Naomi Wolf on certain things, IMO, she is continuing to speak out on the truth regarding the Pfizer-BioNTech original COVID-19 “vaccine”, BNT162b2. The Vigilant Fox link above regards a presentation that Dr. Wolf made about how BNT162b2 damages / destroys female fertility and reproductive organ processes.
The trial studies actual data from Pfizer-BioNTech about BNT162b2 were given to the FDA in the late summer and fall of 2020 — BEFORE the FDA granted the initial EUA for BNT162b2 to be used in the United States on 11 December 2020. Therefore, the FDA KNEW about the data about the adverse effects of this “vaccine” on the female reproductive system — BEFORE that 11 December 2020 EUA was granted. (This is only ONE of the types of adverse effects of BNT162b2 that the FDA knew about before 11 December 2020.)
Here is a piece of the actual trial studies data from Pfizer-BioNTech that was given to the FDA:

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Yours Truly will point out that:
It is now suspected that Pfizer-BioNTech was most likely following “orders” to develop BNT162b2 (in other words, the company didn’t create BNT162b2 “out of whole cloth” using only its own R&D department);
It is known that the Pfizer-BioNTech “Bivalent COVID-19 Vaccine”, the only one now available in the United States, contains elements of BNT162b2 — and, therefore, the potential for damage / destruction to the female reproductive system;
That even ONE injection of ANY mRNA-based COVID-19 “vaccine” can cause damage to almost, if not every, organ of the human body — damage that shows up either immediately; or over the short-term (within 6 months – 1 year); or over the long-term (these effects are just starting to make themselves known);
That the spike protein + its mRNA + the lipid nanoparticles present in BNT162b2 AND in the “Bivalent COVID-19 Vaccine” migrate to the ovaries, among other areas of the recipient’s body;
That the mechanisms of the mRNA-based COVID-19 “vaccines”, like BNT162b2 AND the “Bivalent COVID-19 Vaccine”, alter the DNA of the recipient;
*** That the adverse events caused by BNT162b2 AND by the “Bivalent COVID-19 Vaccine” are apparently considered to be “acceptable risks” to the FDA / CDC.

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RDS

IMO, the “acceptable risks” aspect of the mRNA COVID-19 “vaccines” adverse events to the FDA / CDC is based on the fact that both agencies have downplayed / dismissed the now-thousands of reports of these events in “vaccinated” people by calling said events “rare”, and making it clear that the reports are “statistically insignificant” to them.
The “statistically insignificant” characterization is because, to these agencies, the number of “vaccine” injured or dead is “miniscule” compared to the millions of doses of the “vaccine” that have been given.
The object of the FDA / CDC is to have every person in the United States over the age of 6 months “vaccinated” against COVID-19. And to have every “vaccinated” person in the United States over the age of 6 months “boosted” with a “Bivalent COVID-19 Vaccine” every year, depending on if there is a “new” strain “in circulation at the time.”

Here’s the latest CDC “vaccine” recommendations:

http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/downloads/COVID-19-immunization-schedule-ages-6months-older.pdf

Linda

They don’t care because the vaccines were never about COVID. If they were, then they would have dumped them long ago since vaccinated people are far more likely to get COVID. It’s all about depopulation and control.

para59r

So happy we knew the truth early on despite their best efforts to fool, brow beat and force in their most insidious ways.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

We have to be prepared for the next one. ALWAYS be on the lookout for any potentially sketchy paradigm that leads to EVALUATION, SCREENING, SEPARATION, ISOLATION, and CAMPS.

RDS

Yes. TPTB know that fear + “this injection must be taken right now” + labeling anyone who thinks differently as a “misinformation spreader” and/or someone who “denies the science” can be effective tools.

mollypitcher5

This^^^^
Was not about vax to prevent the virus

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Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Absolute AMEN. Their long socialist plan fell apart, despite their best efforts.

kalbokalbs

While their plan fell apart.

Globalists simply updated their plan.

  • WHO empowered by Global Health Treaty.
  • Globally mandated mRNA Injections.

  :wpds_arrow:  Plan “improved”.

Sadly, I do think it is that easy.

kalbokalbs

14 0f 15 gotta go.

^^^ Bottom line.

RDS

Yours Truly will also point out that, according to the CDC (an “official government agency”), an “unvaccinated” person isn’t considered as “vaccination complete” until the person has taken AT LEAST ONE and AS MANY AS FOUR injections of an mRNA-based COVID-19 “vaccine.” AND, according to the CDC, the ORIGINAL COVID-19 “vaccines” by Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT162b2) and by Moderna (mRNA-1273) CAN STILL BE USED, ALTHOUGH THE CDC NO LONGER “RECOMMENDS” THEIR USE. — See the CDC’s PDF, above.
This is in DIRECT contrast to the “official announcement” that these ORIGINAL COVID-19 “vaccines” were going to be removed from use and replaced with the “Bivalent COVID-19 Vaccines” ONLY.
Notice also that the NOVAVAX COVID-19 “vaccine” is now “permitted” to be used, BUT THAT it must be “followed up” with an mRNA-based COVID-19 “vaccine” by either Pfizer-BioNTech or by Moderna.
IMO, there is something that smells utterly barbaric about giving as many as THREE OR FOUR of these “vaccines” to, say, a 6-month-old child.

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kalbokalbs

Laughing, knowing it isn’t funny, at all.

“Notice also that the NOVAVAX COVID-19 “vaccine” is now “permitted” to be used, BUT THAT it must be “followed up” with an mRNA-based COVID-19 “vaccine” by either Pfizer-BioNTech or by Moderna.”

Gotta jab’m with mRNA at ALL costs. >>> 14 of 15 gotta go. <<<

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mRNA is the “gold standard”, leading to depop.

WHO and the evil Health Treaty dictating mRNA injections.

kalbokalbs

Dr. Naomi Wolf is a treasure. Detractors, if any, need to get a grip on what matters.

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TheseTruths

I wonder why that didn’t show.

barkerjim

What didn’t show? It’s a picture of a warthog? with a meercat sitting on its nose.

Happy go lucky

“They call me Mr. Pig!!!”

GA/FL

CP now stands for Communist Party – both the Capitol Police and NAACP.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

This is a propaganda windfall for our side.

We need to beat the Bidenoid Globosocialists to a bloody pulp with this outrage.

The EVIL of the Deep State Socialist Bidenoid Obama Scum is legendary.

mollypitcher5

I want to think that they could be beaten to a bloody pulp but something tells me that the real reaction will be a shoulder shrug and American Pravda bleating that it’s the right thing to do.
I really really want to be wrong

Gail Combs

What people THINK and what people SAY are two different things.

  :wpds_arrow: ALSO THIS IS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!

….The children, part of the esteemed Rushingbrook Children’s Choir, had traveled to Washington, D.C. last Friday, May 26th, for a scheduled Capitol tour and had received prior approval to sing a short set of patriotic songs inside the historic Statuary Hall.

However, as their angelic voices filled the grand hall while they sang The Star-Spangled Banner with pride, one of the guides intervened, as he was told by the Capitol police that the children stop singing immediately. The abrupt interruption stunned the young performers, the choir director, and the assembled audience.

The Capitol Police did not allow the young children to finish the song and sought to explain to the choir director that singing the national anthem at the nation’s Capitol is 👉considered a form of protest and/or might offend someone👈

WTF!!!

  :wpds_mad: 

I Guess Washington Marxist DC is TELLING US THE USA IS DEAD!

mollypitcher5

Loud and clear. No country

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Globalist ghouls who tried to murder us. To HELL with the DEMONS.

mollypitcher5

Wow, unbelievable

RAC

They should have immediately sung The March Of The Volunteers, to see if that was more acceptable. And of course filmed the results.

kalbokalbs

Protest? WTF? Paging Kevin…fix this shit.

Brave and Free

Like I said two or three days ago, they already saw the Biden memo. So why the dog and pony show for weeks with FIB then? Gathering more evidence against FIB or just more stalling and kick the can down the road until the next fake news takes it off the front page?

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2023/06/01/senator-chuck-grassley-gives-his-perspective-on-fbi-document-detailing-allegations-of-biden-bribery/

So now they release the memo after they get the debt ceiling bill passed. How convenient is that?
I’ll scratch your back now you scratch mine…… Looking at you Chuck

https://justthenews.com/government/congress/comer-wins-fbi-relents-agrees-deliver-subpoenaed-memo-alleging-biden-bribery

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TheseTruths

“Chairman Comer will receive a briefing from the FBI and review the document on Monday,” his committee told Just the News in a statement. “Chairman Comer has been clear that anything short of producing the FD-1023 form to the House Oversight Committee is not compliance with his subpoena. This unclassified record contains pages of details that need to be investigated further by the House Oversight Committee.”

It’s all very murky to me. There are pages that need to be investigated by the committee, but only Comer will be allowed to see the document? The document isn’t being turned over to the committee but “the committee” (Comer) is being allowed to look at it and be briefed on it? How can the document be investigated by the committee if the committee doesn’t have possession of it?

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

There may be a Dem leaker on the committee, and FIB doesn’t want to say, because the information depends on a source close to the Biden family. And FIB is desperately trying not to prosecute any of the Biden clan, so they use the “sources and methods” dodge, somewhat legitimately (but only somewhat, because if they simply prosecuted, their source could easily be revealed).

As you said, murky, but I think that’s what’s behind the murk. Politics, with a good excuse / alibi.

RAC

The latest from TGP seems to say he’s going to give them the document…
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/06/breaking-dirty-chris-wray-caves-comer-agrees-hand/
“Dirty Chris Wray agreed to hand over the bribery document to congress.”

kalbokalbs

Redactions included.

nikkichico7

I’ve had a bad feeling about Disney for a long time. My husband and I viewed it as the ultimate place really enjoy everything with our kids. I did a search, “does Disney traffic children” the resulting links are below. We did have really nice times there, we wanted to give our sons some place well known, we stayed in nice areas in the Disney complex, the boys had fun. I wouldn’t recommend it now and looking back I I’m glad I was very watchful when we were there. I liked Cedar Point better, tons of roller coasters 🎢

Disney is a Hub for Child Trafficking (Disney‘s Pedophilia…)
concreteconspiracy.substack.com›…disney…hub…child…
That is that Disney is a hub for Child Trafficking. There is lots of evidence for this claim, so today I will be talking about some of those pieces of evidence. …