2023·06·17 Joe Biden Didn’t Win Daily Thread

A Political Statement

One of my stock jokes is to say, as I head off to the bathroom or washroom or restroom, “I’m going to go make a political statement.”

It certainly seems like urinating is a good way to make a statement about the YSM, and defecating works for politicians. Or the other way around is good too, though “#1” just never seems emphatic enough.

Maybe “#1” is just being polite, and “#2” is telling the fixtures what you really think.

Anyhow, I pretty much do plan to be polite to RINOs that electioneer or fundraise. I’ll tell them, Sorry, but I need to GO Pee…

The Twenty Stand-Up Shitbags (Plus Five More Who Were Just Cowardly Shitbags)

Twenty were stand-up shitbags, who actually voted against punishing Adam Schitt, leaving no doubt where they stood. Five more voted present or were sure to be elsewhere…effectively helping shut down justice, but without being overt about it.

At least the first 20 weren’t weasely about it; we know how the insides of those bags stink.

But it won’t work, you Cowardly Five. We’re onto you.

But then…

I read something in the YSM today that suggested that the 20 who voted against censuring, ejecting. and fining Adam #2 (see above if you’re wondering who Adam #1 is–there isn’t one) were mostly concerned about the constitutional propriety of the fine.

OK, fair enough. I can actually see that being an issue; one I’d want to hear arguments on, pro- and con-.

We’ll get some clarity as to the real reason soon. Next week will be a simple censure motion. I’d like to see the little pencilneck turd kicked out as well, but let’s see how “The Twenty” vote this time around.

Language Warning

In the next piece I had to discuss a particular topic. Unfortunately, I couldn’t discuss it without naming it. Therefore I apologize in advance for having to do so, and apologize to anyone offended by the sight of the name.

RINO McDaniel

RINO McDaniel continues to infest the GOP. But RINO McDaniel isn’t the problem.

Let me be crystal clear on this, RINO McDaniel is a lower-than-whale-shit, piss guzzling ratfucking shit eating traitorous rancid syphillitic cunt. Her worth as a human being is substantially less than zero, any oxygen sucked into her lungs is wasted, and it would be, no matter what job she had.

I fear I haven’t been clear enough, but that will have to suffice.

But she is not the problem…or rather, she would not be a problem were it not for others. She’d still be as I have described, but we wouldn’t know who she is and would not care, because she could do no damage. She’d just be anonymous human refuse.

No, the real problem is the fact that a majority of the 168 top GOP people voted for her. And now that has happened five times so they cannot claim they didn’t know what she was.

In spite of the fact that under her “leadership” the party has deliberately sabotaged the will of its base, has deliberately refused to challenge blatant election fraud, had gone out of its way to ensure certain candidates do not get nominated, has diverted donor money to namby-pamby candidates who have all the electoral appeal of a puddle of dog vomit…and in general has done nothing whatsoever to help fix the problems that plague America.

However that last is to be expected; I cannot expect anyone who IS the problem to help FIX the problem.

RINO McDaniel would be powerless without an entire party leadership of the same mind as her. They want this dismal performance; they want to ignore the party base.

If she were to drop dead this instant, it would solve nothing as someone just like her would be elected by those same pustulous people.

According to Charlie Kirk, about 55 people voted against her, 10-12 wanted something different but were too chickenshit to do the right thing, and roughly 100 people voted for her enthusiastically, and even had the unmitigated gall to complain to Kirk about US. Fuck ’em. Rusty 12 gauge bore brushes would be too good for these arrogant pricks and cunts.

Every single one of those hundred is just as bad as she is. In other words, they are all worse than I described at the beginning of this piece. And no doubt those people in turn have people who supported them to be state party chairs and whateveritis they call the other two people from each state and territory who were voting.

It’s time to face up to the fact that the Republican party is effectively owned by the shit-eating RINOs. We’ve got more work to do, a lot more work, to make the GOP an instrument for the restoration of the United States of America. And that’s in addition to cleaning up our elections.

There’s no point in cleaning up elections just to elect ratfucking RINOs.

OK, hopefully now you will have some inkling of my true attitude towards RINOs. Sorry that words were inadequate to give you the full picture.

The Real Fascist is His Fraudulency Joe Biden*

*Or whoever has his hand rammed up that meat puppet’s ass.

Brandon (which I will use as a term for whoever is the power behind the Porcelain Throne) has thrown down the gauntlet…but in a way where most of America will never see it. The networks didn’t carry his tirade. CNN air brushed it (or whatever you call editing the red background) for its five viewers (who aren’t trapped in airports).

Luckily for me I live in Colorado, and therefore, despite my best efforts, I probably didn’t vote for Donald Trump.

Of course, for this purpose who I actually did try to vote for will be essential, and they undoubtedly know.

Come and get us, asswipes!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3h6ZZ28QtX4

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.

Small Government?

Many times conservatives (real and fake) speak of “small government” being the goal.

This sounds good, and mostly is good, but it misses the essential point. The important thing here isn’t the size, but rather the purpose, of government. We could have a cheap, small tyranny. After all our government spends most of its revenue on payments to individuals and foreign aid, neither of which is part of the tyrannical apparatus trying to keep us locked down and censored. What parts of the government would be necessary for a tyranny? It’d be a lot smaller than what we have now. We could shrink the government and nevertheless find it more tyrannical than it is today.

No, what we want is a limited government, limited not in size, but rather in scope. Limited, that is, in what it’s allowed to do. Under current circumstances, such a government would also be much smaller, but that’s a side effect. If we were in a World War II sort of war, an existential fight against nasty dictatorships on the brink of world conquest, that would be very expensive and would require a gargantuan government, but that would be what the government should be doing. That would be a large, but still limited government, since it’d be working to protect our rights.

World War II would have been the wrong time to squawk about “small government,” but it wasn’t (and never is) a bad time to demand limited government. Today would be a better time to ask for a small government–at least the job it should be doing is small today–but it misses the essential point; we want government to not do certain things. Many of those things we don’t want it doing are expensive but many of them are quite eminently doable by a smaller government than the one we have today. Small, but still exceeding proper limits.

So be careful what you ask for. You might get it and find you asked for the wrong thing.

Political Science In Summation

It’s really just a matter of people who can’t be happy unless they control others…versus those who want to be left alone. The oldest conflict within mankind. Government is necessary, but government attracts the assholes (a highly technical term for the control freaks).

A Few Things We Cannot Blame on His Fraudulency

I am pretty sure Joe Biden had nothing whatsoever to do with the 30 Years War that ran from 1618-1648 and probably killed about a third of the people then living in what is now Germany.

Nor did he cause the collapse of either Roman empire (Western, 476 CE, Eastern 1453 CE). Nor the ignominious failure of most of the Crusades. Nor the collapse of Bronze Age civilization around 1200 BCE (including the collapse of the Minoans and the blowup of Santorini).

However, my utter lack of ability to imagine how he could possibly be responsible for these things is not a valid argument against them, so I await correction if appropriate.

His Truth?

Again we saw an instance of “It might be true for Billy, but it’s not true for Bob” logic this week.

I hear this often, and it’s usually harmless. As when it’s describing differing circumstances, not different facts. “Housing is unaffordable” can be true for one person, but not for another who makes ten times as much.

But sometimes the speaker means it literally. Something like 2+2=4 is asserted to be true for Billy but not for Bob. (And when it’s literal, it’s usually Bob saying it.) And in that sense, it’s nonsense, dangerous nonsense. There is ONE reality, and it exists independent of our desires and our perceptions. It would go on existing if we weren’t here. We exist in it. It does not exist in our heads. It’s not a personal construct, and it isn’t a social construct. If there were no society, reality would continue to be what it is, it wouldn’t vanish…which it would have to do, if it were a social construct.

Now what can change from person to person is the perception of reality. We see that all the time. And people will, of course, act on those perceptions. They will vote for Trump (or try to) if their perception is close to mine, and vote against Trump (and certainly succeed at doing so) if their perception is distant from mine (and therefore, if I do say so, wrong). I have heard people say “perception is reality” and usually, that’s what they’re trying to say–your perception of reality is, as far as you know, an accurate representation of reality, or you’d change it.

But I really wish they’d say it differently. And sometimes, to get back to Billy and Bob, the person who says they have different truths is really saying they have different perceptions of reality–different worldviews. I can’t argue with the latter. But I sure wish they’d say it better. That way I’d know that someone who blabbers about two different truths is delusional and not worth my time, at least not until he passes kindergarten-level metaphysics on his umpteenth attempt.

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.)

(Paper) Spot Prices

Kitco “Ask” prices. Last week:

Gold $1,961.70
Silver $24.38
Platinum $1,018.00
Palladium $1,356.00
Rhodium $7,100.00

This week, 3PM Mountain Time, markets have closed for the weekend.

Gold $1,959.20
Silver $24.29
Platinum $992.00
Palladium $1,449.00
Rhodium $7,100.00

Gold took a thumping earlier this week, but recovered almost completely. Silver, similarly. Platinum’s beating was more permanent. Palladium is actually moving up. Rhodium is flat at levels that, though quite low compared to a couple of years ago, still make me wish I had bought some in $400/ozt days.

The problem was, I would have needed to buy it a kilogram at a time, so minimum investment was north of $12K which I sure as heck didn’t have back then. But when it was at $30K I would have made nearly two orders of magnitude on it.

Speaking of orders of magnitude…

Logarithms and Slipsticks

“Slipstick” was apparently American slang…not recognized in the UK. So apparently part of the reason we fought the War of Independence was so that we could call slide rulers “slipsticks” especially when the middle bit fell completely out and clattered on the floor (and probably got a ding that would make it harder to use in the future).

I said last week I wasn’t going to cover logarithms, because they were off the path I wanted to follow in this little math “mini series” (all series are mini- compared to the 30 part physics series plus additions). But there was so much discussion. The subject was beaten until the horse was dead.

Never wanting to let a dead horse remain unpureed, I thought “maybe I should cover logarithms after all.” You didn’t ask for it…but you got it.

What a Logarithm Is

A logarithm is the reverse of raising a number to a power.

To recap: If I have some number…call it b, and want to raise it to some power, like, say, 3, I need only multiply it by itself 3 times: bbb = b3. (It’s slightly preferably to think of it as starting with 1, then multiplying by b three times.) We were able to establish that even though you can’t multiply things a fractional number of times, it does make sense to speak of a negative power, or a fractional power, or even an irrational power [remember that an irrational number is just one that can’t be expressed as a ratio of two integers, it is not ratio-nal]: e.g., b-3, b2.4, bsqrt(2). Nor does b have to be a nice clean integer, it can be a fraction or an irrational number. (Though if we’re going to play with fractional/irrational powers, we should stick to b being a positive number of some kind.)

Some notational matters to take care of (and sorry to those of you who find this stuff obvious). Raising a number to the second power is often called squaring it; raising a number to the third power is often called cubing it. You’ll note I’ve used the ✕ symbol to denote a multiplication. It’s also possible to use this symbol: · and I will do so. And when dealing with symbols (as opposed to actual numbers) oftentimes you won’t see a multiplication sign at all. So: ab = a·b = ab. You’ll also see bx meaning “b raised to the power x” but when superscripts are unavailable (or someone is lazy) you will see b^x to mean the same thing.

OK with notation out of the way, the key insight here is that, b raised to some power x, multiplied by b raised to some (other) power y, is the same as b raised to the power of x + y. In other words:

bx·by = bx+y

Note that b (the “base”) has to be the same for this to work. (That’s implicit in the formula, because b can’t change meaning halfway through it; that’s not necessarily implicit in the English language version if not stated (and listened to) precisely enough.)

This seems like something that might only be useful while doing algebra, but no it isn’t.

Why Anyone Ever Gave a Damn About Logarithms

Consider that, since we’re allowing any “real number” power, from minus infinity to plus infinity, including fractions and irrational numbers, any positive number can be expressed as bx. Pick your base, b, and there is some x you can raise it to. so as to get to your positive number. More than likely x will be an irrational number, but sometimes it’s not. And some other positive number can be expressed as by. But remember that you can multiply two exponents by simply adding them together. And you can divide by subtracting.

So if your first number is (capital) X and is equal to bx, and your second number is (capital) Y and is equal to by, then:

X·Y = bx+y

And

X/Y = bx-y

Now, given how much of a pain long-hand long-division is, perhaps you can see an application for this…especially more than 50 years ago when electronic calculators could cost a significant fraction of the price of a car, or 60 years ago when they could cost much more than a car.

Little x and y are logarithms. They are the number, you raise your base to, to get some other specific number. so x is the logarithm of X, and y is the logarithm of Y.

It does matter, a lot, what your base b is. So technically, one should say that x is the logarithm, base b, of X, and y is the logarithm, base b, of Y.

[In practice, only three different bases are used even somewhat commonly. The first is e, and logarithms to the base e are called natural logarithms, and are abbreviated ln, as in lnX = x, meaning that ex = X. The other base you will see a lot is 10 (ten), and that’s usually abbreviated “log”, so logY = y meaning that 10y = Y. However, sometimes mathematicians will write “log” when it’s the base e, so there’s now an ISO standard (a good one IMHO) that log base e is to be written ln, and log base ten is to be written lg, and any other base, like 2 (the third most commonly used base) should be written like log2. (Logs base ten and e can also be written that way, of course.)]

So in order to multiply or divide, take the logarithm of X, and the logarithm of Y (in some base…it doesn’t matter, just so long as it’s the same base both times). Add (or subtract) those two numbers. Then raise b (the same base) to that power. The answer is your result.

That doesn’t seem to gain you much. Taking a logarithm, then raising a number to a likely-irrational power, sounds like more work than just the multiplication or division would be.

Except that you can make a table, and look up the logarithms you need in it. Then when you have the logarithm of the final answer, you can use the table backward…find that value in the table, and go back to the number it “stands for.”

But wait, you object: You can use a multiplication table as well!

Yes, you can. But that table has to be two dimensional.

A logarithm table with ten thousand entries, can be used to multiply (or divide) any one of ten thousand numbers, by any other one of those thousand numbers, because you look them both up separately. As long as your result appears in the table (and there are ways to ensure that it will, see below), you can find your answer in the table and read backwards to find your number.

To do the multiplication of any one of those ten thousand numbers, by any other one of those ten thousand numbers, you need to look up a pair of numbers both at once, and you need a table 10,000 x 10,000 in size, and that is a hundred million entries. Do you want that thing straining your bookshelf? And yes; it would be in a book…or many books in this case. Unless you want to paint the thing on your living room floor. (Sorry, no one is that hard core.)

The next objection, though, seems to be a strong one: Numbers cover an infinite range (even if they are positive), they can also be arbitrarily small. What table is going to cover all of the useful values from 1/100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 to 100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000? And what if you need to go beyond that range? (Note that this applies to multiplcation tables, too…only much worse because the table has to quadruple in size to double its range.)

The answer to that involves using logarithms base 10, also called common logarithms, and abbreviated (often) log, but now officially and pedantically, lg.

Consider: Here is the common logarithm of 15 (to five decimal places): 1.17609.

Now, here is the common logarithm of 150: 2.17609. And 1500: 3.17609. And 1.5: 0.17609.

Do you see the pattern? The logarithm base 10 has a whole number part which differs for each of these numbers, but the part after the decimal is always the same based on what the leading digits are, for digits 1 and 5, it’s always going to be .17609. The number in front of the decimal point on a log (base 10) is called the characteristic. The part after the decimal is the mantissa.

[What about 0.015? It turns out the log of that is -1.82391. What happened? But that is -1 – .82391, or -1 plus negative 0.82391. Rewrite that as -2 + .17609. In other words your characteristic goes negative, but your mantissa should remain positive. Logarithms like this would be written with a bar over the characteristic, and so you’d say the logarithm of .015 was “bar 2 point .17609” meaning the characteristic was negative but the mantissa was positive. That sounds complicated, but it actually simplifies things.]

This means all we have to do is create a table covering .1000 through .9999 (8999 entries) and it can cover all cases. Or if you want more accuracy, 0.10000 through .99999. And so on. In other words, you just need a table for the mantissa. If you can remember the characteristics and add or subtract them, you can do that in your head. (However beware of carrying and borrowing, if your logs are 1.5 and 1.5, your mantissas add to 1.0 and you’d better add that one to the sum of your characteristics; 1.5 + 1.5 = 3.0.)

If you’re wondering why that table doesn’t start at .0000, well the logarithm of zero is undefined. (Fortunately, multiplying by zero is pretty simple, dividing by zero is forbidden; maybe Trump can do it while he’s being Batman.) And a number like .0001 can simply be expressed as .1 but with a different characteristic. So no entries are needed for leading zeros.

Before the days of cheap electronic calculators, no engineer or scientist tried to do precise work without a table of logarithms, generally a fairly thick book because the more entries, the better. It makes for boring reading, but engineering was utterly dependent on logarithms, and for precision the book was necessary.

The table is (structurally) one dimensional: you look up one number and get one answer. However, formatted in the book, you’d see something looking pretty doggone two dimensional. Here’s an example, one page out of an eighteen page table:

This was done to save space, paper and bindings. This is a four decimal table, covering 1000-9999, this page only goes to 1500 so we need another 17 pages.

Nonetheless, we can work an example (as long as I’m careful to pick one where both numbers and their product will show up here.

What is 11 x 13?

Start by realizing that 11 is between 10 and a 100. Its characteristic will be 1, because it’s more than 101 but less than 102. Likewise with 13. Remember those characteristics.

To look them up seek out 1100 in the table above. It’s in the row marked 110 and the column marked 0 (110 (as a string of symbols) with 0 tacked onto the end is 1100.) That’s 04139, meaning our mantissa is 0.04139 (space is saved by omitting the leading zero, which is always a zero, and the decimal place, which is always there). Then seek out 1300, the same way, and it gives 11394.

OK, add the two mantissas, 04139 and 11394 to get the mantissa of the answer, 15533. Now you can hunt for it in the body of the table, and you’ll see that it’s in row 143, column zero. Almost. The number shown is 15534, but that’s much closer than the numbers either side of it (15503->1429 and 15564->1431) So your answer is 1430.

But you’re not quite done. This number did not “roll over”, the sum of the mantissas stayed less than 100000. So simply add the two characteristics, 1+1 = 2. Your answer is greater than 102, but less than 103. So with an answer of a “bare” 1430 you need to stick the decimal point after the 3, to get 143.0, a number between a hundred and a thousand.

And indeed 11 x 13 = 143.

There are more nuances to the table, including ways to squeeze one more digit of precision out of it by interpolating (and the table gives you little “cheat tables” off to the right margin to help with that). But you should get the general idea and I don’t want this to be a class on how to use the table.

A table is good for lots of precision, one part in ten thousand or even a hundred thousand with a big enough table (and even better if you interpolate).

But it takes time, you have to thumb through the book three times for every multiplication, and you have to very carefully guard against reading from the wrong column or row (and that is very easy to do!).

[By the way, one of my tables…is actually an Army technical manual from the early 1960s. It’s full of logarithms of sines and cosines…because artillerymen need to multiply sines and cosines of angles. In 1960 the army was still focused on breaking things and killing people, rather than on “woke” crap…so if they put a technical manual’s cover around tables of logarithms and tables of logarithms of trig functions…you can bet this stuff was genuinely useful for things Deplorables should care about.]

Mechanical Help for Addition

If you don’t want to be as accurate, you can use a mechanical aid…its precision will be limited by how good your eyeball is, and how many marks are on the mechanical aid.

So how would such a thing work?

Let’s start by imagining a mechanical aid for addition and subtraction.

You can sort of fake this with two rulers…for this centimeters is better, but just make sure both rulers use the same unit of measure.

What’s 5.5 + 3.7? Set your first ruler down on the desk. Find 5.5 centimeters on this ruler (and now you see why metric rulers are better for this). Now set the second ruler on top of the first ruler, so that zero on the second ruler is directly on top of the 5.5 on the first ruler. Now on the second ruler, find 3.7. Now very carefully figure out what number on the first ruler is under that 3.7, it should be 9.2 centimeters.

Below is a schematic diagram…pretend they’re transparent rulers and I’ve flipped one over (so the numbers are backwards). The black line is how you read off the answer.

Similarly, to subtract 4.6 from 6.2, put the 4.6 on one ruler, over the 6.2 on the other, then go to the zero point on the first ruler; it’s over 1.6 on the second ruler. You’ve now subtracted lengths to do subtraction.

What you’ve done is added two lengths together to get a third length, but it’s on a ruler so you’ve automatically measured that length, and it represents your answer.

A slide rule simply has two outer “rulers” and a middle “ruler” that slides back and forth between them, so you can readily position 0.0 on the slidey part over 5.2 on the stationary part, then go look to see what is next to the 3.7 on the slidey part.

Slide rule manufacturers even have standard names for those two scales, they call them A and B (and in fact they’re often not present on a real slide rule).

Mechanical Help for Multiplying and Dividing

OK, but I wanted to multiply and divide, not add and subtract.

Yeah, but I really hope you didn’t sleep through the part about how you can add logarithms to multiply numbers.

So use your A-B scale slide rule to add the logarithms–or rather the mantissas. That way all you have to do is find a trained chimp to look up the logarithms in the book. (You might need a slightly smarter chimp to translate the result back because you will likely want to interpolate. Since chimps might fight over the books, you will want two copies of the table.)

But…we’re missing out on the true power of the thing.

Let’s multiply 800 x 60. Log(800) is 2.90309. Log(60) is 1.77815. So line up your rulers at 9.0309 and 7.7815 centimeters. Actually, you’re going to want meter sticks, to get more precision…and since this will run off past the end of the ruler you’ll want a double length ruler, if one of them has twice the range of the other it can’t “overflow” but if your answer is in the second half of the big stick, you need to add an extra one to your characteristics, you get 4.68124.

However…ANY time you go to 7.7185 on the ruler…it’s because you’re really interested in 6.0000. and ANY time you go to 9.0309 on the ruler, it’s because you find 8.0000 fascinating at that moment. That’s true whether the 6 (or 8) is one of the numbers you’re multiplying…or the answer (product).

So take a bit of whiteout, put a dab on that spot of the ruler, and write a dang 6 (or 8) there! Let the ruler do the lookup for you! You want an 8, find it on the damn ruler instead of discovering you want 9.03!

Go through and re-work the scale so it’s not marked in logarithms, but rather the numbers they are the logarithms of. You end up with a scale that runs from 1 (the logarithm of which is zero) through 10 (the logarithm of which is 1). But you know how to make that work for numbers outside that range, right? Characteristic and mantissa.

Now you can go directly to the slide rule, find your numbers (not their logarithms) marked on the ruler where their logarithms would be ordinarily, slip the sticks as described, and your answer is the product, no need to go do a reverse-lookup in the tables. You follow the same procedure you did for adding…but you get the product not the sum. Pretty slick, huh?

Now of course writing the scale this way gives you this funky-looking scale where the numbers close to 1 are spaced far apart, 3 is almost halfway between 1 and 10, and 7, 8 and 9 are bunched up together at the right end. This is called a logarithmic scale, because the numbers are spaced according to their logarithms, rather than their actual values (which makes the ordinary arithmetic scale).

These paired logarithmic scales, called C and D by the manufacturers (who apparently all followed the same standard), appear on just about every slide rule ever made.

Logarithmic scales in general (and not just on slide rules) have all sorts of other interesting properties, to the point where graph paper can be set up this way instead of as an even “grid,” and people used to seek that out, calling it “log paper.” [If Johannes Kepler had had some and a bit of training on what a straight line on such paper meant, he could have saved himself YEARS of work.] Well, maybe some other time.

Well…just one. If you double the length of your 1-10 logarithmic scale, you can simply duplicate the first scale into the second. The second part actually runs from 10 through 100, not ten through 20. 20 is actually at 2 on the second half of the scale. The distance from 1 to 10 is the same as the distance from 10 to 100, which is the same as the distance from 100 to 1000. Or you can check, the distance from 1-2 is the same as the distance from 2-4, which is the same as the distance from 4-8. These actually represent different bases; the difference in the bases is manifested in the relative length on the rule. A slide rule for actual use by engineers will have the C/D scales run from 1 to 10.

By putting other scales on slide rules, you can do square and cubes, and square and cube roots on them (and you don’t even need to slide the stick). A scale, the same physical length as the main scale but which runs from 1-100 will help you with squares and square roots, just for instance.

The downside is, no slide rule you can hold in your hands can reliably give you more than three digits of precision. (If you’re lucky and your numbers are closer to 1 and 2 than to 8 and 9, you can often squeeze another digit out of the thing.) And it takes skill to truly use one…there is a video out there of someone raising a fractional number to a power that is itself the quotient of two non-whole numbers, and he did it pretty fast, in fewer steps than I would have guessed. I am no slide rule virtuoso by any means…though I could use one half-assedly if I had to.

On the upside the user had to know what you were doing. You had to keep in mind what numbers you were actually multiplying and would likely catch one that was off by a factor of ten…or a hundred…because it was on you to track it. Unlike the guy asleep behind the modern adding machine/cash register/calculator who might not have any idea he accidentally fatfingered an extra zero as he tells you your burger and fries will cost you $67.90. Yes, that’s an advantage, not a disadvantage, in spite of the fact it meant that a lot of people had to learn more math in order to use the things. And by “learn” here, I mean truly understand it, not just be able to parrot it until memory-holing it after the exam.

Love them or hate them, slide rules are no joke…we won two world wars with engineering made possible by them–and understanding them can deepen your appreciation of mathematics.

OK…that’s enough digressing (I hope). Back to the “main” story next time.

Obligatory PSAs and Reminders

China is Lower than Whale Shit

Remember Hong Kong!!!

https://youtube.com/watch?v=L3tnH4FGbd0

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

China is in the White House

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

Joe Biden is Asshoe

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

But of course the much more important thing to realize:

Joe Biden Didn’t Win

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

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cthulhu

….and, then, there are circular slide rules…..

https://www.si.edu/spotlight/slide-rules/circular-slide-rules

para59r

Waiting for a 3D Slide Rule before jumping in! 😁

Best I could come up with. Not quite what I imagine. 🤔😏😖

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TheseTruths

Thank you for presenting this in an interesting way, Steve. It would take more in-depth study for me to truly understand it, let alone master it, but this gives me a general idea of what is involved and is something I can refer back to.

I do like “I’m going to go make a political statement” as opposed to, say, “I have to see a man about a horse.” “Sorry, but I need to GO Pee…” works nicely too. 😅

cthulhu

You certainly wouldn’t want to mention draining the lizard around Darwin….

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

It’s in the sidebar!

TheseTruths

WATCH: Empty Stadium as LA Dodgers Honor Anti-Catholic Group ‘Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence’ Amid Protests
https://redstate.com/brutalbrittany/2023/06/16/watch-empty-stadium-as-la-dodgers-honor-anti-catholic-group-sisters-of-perpetual-indulgence-amid-protests-n762891

The stadium is almost empty, with those guys on the side of the field. It’s not clear to me what time this was done or how long it was before the game was scheduled to start. But it should have felt humiliating to the group; at least I hope it was.

michaelh

Looks like Bud Light just got Dodgered

para59r

From what was posted last night, this was pre game. Later the stands filled to respectful levels number wise, though many said the numbers were off considering it was an arch rival team and a game on Friday night which normally max’s out the stands.

cthulhu

Log rhythms —

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

NATURAL log-a-rhythms! 😎

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

LOL!!!

Valerie Curren

 😂   😂   😂 

pgroup2

We appreciate that you have limits … of any kind.  😎 

TheseTruths

Biden’s DOJ Harasses Trump with Another Court Filing in Classified Documents Case

Joe Biden’s Justice Department on Friday harassed President Trump with another court filing in the classified documents case.

The Justice Department filed a motion seeking to block Trump from releasing classified documents that will be shared with his lawyers.

Judge Cannon on Thursday ordered Trump’s lawyers representing the former president in Jack Smith’s classified documents case to obtain security clearances.

The protective order will be reviewed by magistrate judge Bruce Reinhart, who approved the initial FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago.

The Hill reported:

“The Justice Department on Friday filed a motion seeking to block former President Trump from releasing any classified materials that will be shared with his legal team during his prosecution for the mishandling of records at Mar-a-Lago, noting that some are still being used in the course of their investigation. 

“The documents “include information pertaining to ongoing investigations” which could be used to further cases against uncharged individuals, the Department of Justice (DOJ) wrote. 

“The suggested protective order, which will be reviewed by Judge Bruce Reinhart, would allow Trump to review the 31 documents the DOJ is using in the case only while in the presence of his attorneys.

“’Defendants shall only have access to Discovery Materials under the direct supervision of Defense Counsel or a member of Defense Counsel’s staff. Defendants shall not retain copies of Discovery Material. Defendants may take notes regarding Discovery Materials, but such notes shall be stored securely by Defense Counsel,’ the DOJ wrote.”

They want to dictate and limit the kind of defense that Trump can mount. 😡

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

I despise these communist usurpers. May there be justice.

cthulhu

How can they presume guilt that the previously declassified documents are still classified? Shouldn’t there be a ruling as to whether they are declassed and may be shared with Trump’s attorneys or whether they remain classified — in which case this trial is a farce and we might as well all move to appeal?

pgroup2

These issues can easily be resolved via motions to the court for rulings. Even if the motions are denied, grounds for interlocutory review would exist because it’s a criminal case and DJT has constitutional protections.

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TradeBait2

Yup. They know they are going to lose this eventually, but they are doing it anyway to sell to normies that PDT is the evil dictator they have always pretended he was.

They are all traitors.

TheseTruths

Jack Smith Quietly Ramps Up January 6 Case Against Trump in DC as Second Federal Indictment Looms

…In a separate grand jury in DC, Jack Smith is quietly continuing his investigation into January 6 and Trump’s efforts to challenge the 2020 election.

Jack Smith is investigating the ‘dueling electors’ after the 2020 election, Trump’s role in January 6 and Trump’s 2020 fundraising efforts.

According to ABC News, Nevada GOP Chairman Michael McDonald and Nevada GOP committee member Jim DeGraffenreid were both spotted on Tuesday walking into the federal courthouse where Jack Smith’s DC grand jury meets.

Jack Smith’s team of prosecutors were in DC questioning GOP operatives while Trump was in Miami for his arraignment.

ABC News:

Nevada GOP Chairman Michael McDonald and Nevada GOP committee member Jim DeGraffenreid were spotted by a network pool reporter Tuesday afternoon inside the Prettyman Federal Courthouse, where the Jan. 6 grand jury meets.

Both men were part of the failed 2020 effort to put forward slates of fake electors who would attempt to cast electoral college votes for Trump on Jan. 6, despite Trump’s loss in the state to Joe Biden.

The indictments will keep coming.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

The Shadow Government is evil to the core.

Cuppa Covfefe

Led by Satan himself…

Aubergine

And Trump’s poll numbers will keep on rising.

These people are STUPID. Americans LOVE an underdog!

pgroup2

Fake electors?

TheseTruths

ABC is so biased.

TheseTruths

“What do they have for 2024?”

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cthulhu

Nullify, nullify, nullify New York Jurors —
Keep those safe who keep the city safe and let the DA suck eggs…..

https://nypost.com/2023/06/14/man-killed-on-nyc-train-punched-woman-before-fatal-stabbing-sources/

TheseTruths

More pushback against Schiff.

https://conservativebrief.com/ethics-complaint-74145/

On Thursday, the conservative Center for Renewing America filed a complaint to the Office of Congressional Ethics requesting an investigation into Schiff over his repeated and false claims for years that he had evidence Trump was essentially a stooge for Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“The request comes after Schiff, who previously led the House Intelligence Committee, pushed unproven allegations of Trump-Russia collusion for years and touted British ex-spy Christopher Steele’s discredited dossier,” the Washington Examiner reported…

TheseTruths

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signs bill banning male college athletes from competing in women’s sports

https://www.theblaze.com/news/texas-college-athlete-womens-bill

Good, but why just the college level? Is this a problem in high school too?

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Agreed – but killing it in college will kill it in high schools, IMO. Still – yes – kill it in both.

Nor'easter

BETTER QUESTION: WHY ARE WE EVEN TALKING ABOUT THIS?

It’s INSANE!

Nor'easter

$$$ (FOLLOWTHE MONEY !) $$$

I don’t understand WHY the masses don’t just NOT SHOW UP.
The problem would FIX ITSELF.

I DO understand “HOW”, as I have NO FAITH in the SHEEPLE who COMPLIED with ALL THINGS Covid related (MANDATES).

Nor'easter

No…
If there is an event, and a trannie is involved in it, DON’T SHOW UP (or WALK OUT).
(That goes for KIDS AND PARENTS)

Nor'easter

I have seen a couple of reports of students staging their own walk-outs/protests… maybe it will snow-ball.

(if not, it’s gonna be funny to see all the collegiate teams made up entirely of trannies from the High School “champs” !)
😉

pgroup2

There’s a hypothesis that having lifeguards at swimming pools and shorelines actually encourages risky acts that need lifeguards.

WSB

Always regulations.

WSB

Agreed!

TheseTruths
cthulhu

Go Pro should roll out the “James O’Keefe Signature Model”.

Aubergine

Yes!

This model is disguised as a shirt button.

TheseTruths

Vicious cycle.

WSB

This is why we were coerced into women working.

TheseTruths

FBI Asks Judge to Delay Seth Rich Laptop Release for 66 Years
https://nationalfile.com/fbi-asks-judge-to-delay-seth-rich-laptop-release-for-66-years/

So sick of the corruption. They hide behind “national security,” and in this case they’re using the privacy of Rich’s family members and the identity of a confidential human source as their excuses.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Totally. Just so outrageous.

pgroup2

There is — obstruction of justice. But it’s never used for that purpose.

WSB

F them.

kalbokalbs

20 OR 25.

  • True, there were twenty R-Con, no votes saving pencil neck.
  • There are another five that either voted present OR did not vote.

Slow guy, going with 25 Benedict R-Cons.

Guessing each of these shit bags have been financially rewarded.

pgroup2

I can’t see what difference five votes would make.

kalbokalbs

True.

Simply another five shithead republicans. Worth calling out.

Worse as Steve pointed out, these five would NOT go on record, with a yes or no.

WSB

Apparently, the present votes are because those are on the ethics committee. Not sure why they cannot vote, but…

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

I just put up a post about how people can contact authors.

My advice to authors is to contact me FIRST if you ever get sketchy contact from other people RE the site. Hopefully that won’t happen.

(Please note that this warning does not apply to the case that prompted me to tell people how to contact authors – I’m just preempting FIB trying to lean on authors.)

Please comment on the article itself if you have questions!

https://www.theqtree.com/2023/06/17/how-to-contact-authors-on-this-site/

Aubergine

If they “lean” on me, they’re getting a most-likely-off-key version of The Star Spangled Banner, some Johnny Cash, and a few hymns for their troubles.

Just sayin’, for any fibbie reading along today!

pgroup2

A bit cranky today, aren’t you?

Aubergine

Lol! Well, maybe.

Aubergine

Doomed to fail, but I’ll try!

Aubergine

Yes, I love that one, too. Great voice.

scott467

Right on… 🙂

Deplorable Patriot

So far, they’ve been leaving me alone.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

The comments are amazing!

cthulhu

This is right up there with the last use of a guillotine for execution in France in 1977. It’s not such ancient history…..

…..and, BTW, it proves that much of the “cruel and unusual punishment” arguments against capital punishment are flat-out lies.

cthulhu

The other point is that “cruel and unusual” would be linked to “ordinary” crimes. What if the crime, itself, was cruel and unusual? How could you have a usual punishment for an unusual crime?

What about attempted genocide using faulty and fake “vaccines”? That’s not something that happens every day…..wouldn’t a classic “hanging, drawing, and quartering” be reasonable for that level of crime?

pgroup2

You need to take your humor on the road. You’ll make a fortune.

  :wpds_lol: 

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

phoenixrising

Went to bed really early, awake at 3:00 and here I am, as you guys are leaving …

I always miss the late night parties 😂

Andrei has new piece up pointing to Larry Johnson’s latest on USA Military Malpractice … saw where Para and others were discussing on previous thread. Here’s link for those interested:

https://sonar21.com/judge-napolitano-and-i-discuss-general-milleys-criminal-malpractice-jack-teixeira-and-the-passing-of-daniel-ellsberg/

… and an excerpt from Andrei’s piece:

… “This becomes even more profound, when Larry identifies this, quoting James Kunstler–“clusterfuck” as:

What we are witnessing is military malpractice on a colossal scale.  

Exactly. And as the facts are piling up we learn from The Man himself, that five Patriot PAC3 have been destroyed by Russia’s VKS around Kiev, where they would have been naturally deployed (in Russian). And then Putin added: 

С.-ПЕТЕРБУРГ, 16 июн — РИА Новости. Истребители F-16, поставки которых ожидают от НАТО в Киеве, будут гореть так же, как горят на Украине танки “Леопард”, заявил в пятницу президент России Владимир Путин. “Танки (иностранные. — Прим. ред.) горят. Несколько танков уничтожено. И это в том числе “Леопарды”. И вчера было то же самое. И вчера были “Леопарды”. Они горят. Так же будут гореть и F-16″, — сказал Путин на пленарном заседании ПМЭФ.

Translation: St. Petersburg, June 16 – RIA Novosti. F-16 fighter jets, which are expected to be delivered from NATO in Kyiv, will burn in the same way as Leopard tanks are burning in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday. “Tanks (foreign. – Approx. ed.) are on fire. Several tanks are destroyed. And this is including Leopards. And yesterday it was the same. And yesterday there were Leopards. They are on fire. Same will happen to F- 16s,” Putin said at the SPIEF plenary session.

 

Actually, more than this is already burning in 404, and this is reputation of Raytheon–nearly finished by now–and NATO’s concept of a Strategic Air-Space operation, because it is good only against defenseless nations. Plus, as I am on record for years now. Just one of such explanation from five years ago:

For starters all communications will be suppressed completely (OK, Ukies did encounter some of it), so will be any sensors in range. Simultaneously sustained fire impact will start into the operational depth (well, around 700 kilometers) to wreak a havoc with Command and Control, logistics, rear personnel etc. Tactically, same will occur with sustained fire impact (Iskander anyone?) and….well, let me put it this way–if that would be Ukrainian Army, by the time advanced tank and motor-rifle formations of Russian Army would start movement, the army such as Ukrainian will cease to exist as a force. 

At this stage we all know that VSU has been destroyed three times over and its C4 completely disrupted with catastrophic consequences. It is difficult to explain to average American general that in real war combat HQs of divisions or, higher level Joint Force will be detected, identified and then annihilated and nothing can stop this annihilation–zilch, nada, zero. They don’t teach this in West Point or US war colleges. They don’t have a grasp of that.”

https://smoothiex12.blogspot.com/2023/06/larry-on-nature-of-polishing.html#disqus_thread

phoenixrising

Note: The comments at Larry’s are interesting, as always … here’s one:
—————————————————————-

“The good news is the conservatives on SCOTUS have probably evolved enough to uphold the Ellsberg case with Assange, but getting there and the ordeal Assange will have to go through between being taken into custody at JFK and the SCOTUS ruling will test his sanity. If Milley were facing some kind of international military tribunal, his counterparts globally would find him incompetent or negligent. However, because this is war time and this country’s defense establishment is all-in in Ukraine, objectivity on whether or not Milley’s training sham is reasonable or prudent will not come under review. I am going out on a limb to suggest that Nuland and the CNAS, formerly PNAC, cronies are dictating Pentagon and US military and foreign policy. When everything is said and done, America will have allocated $1 Trillion to the Ukraine rathole before it stops. PNAC, CNAS, and the neocons are responsible for America pissing away $4 Trillion on regime change fantasies and Trotskyite jihadism abroad so far this century. We need the legal equivalent of an icepick to stop this madness…before our country becomes Buenos Aires del Norte!”

… and here’s a reply:

I share your sentiment but am more pessimistic. This country is already a banana republic. They control the courts. The legal equivalent of an icepick has as much chance as you or me winning in a rigged casino. Let it fail. All of it.”

cthulhu

Incidentally, the icepick that got Trotsky looks nothing like the stabby icepicks that you’d find in modern kitchen boutiques — it actually looks like a small earthmoving pick, reduced to about the size of a light hammer. I had the opportunity to see it on exhibit at the Reagan library some years ago.

Cuppa Covfefe

(and another from Chiefio’s, this time H/T to Keith Macdonald), who says:

Meanwhile, the sanctioned supermarkets have more empty shelves, and unhappy impoverished shoppers … oh wait … that’s our supermarkets.

Cuppa Covfefe

They probably had a ghetto blaster playing it, although the “security guard” appeared to be singing… easily added with click-track… there are other flashmobs out there in Tubeland doing Kalinka as well…

Lots of reports and blogs saying the “sanctions” are actually helping Russian… YSM/MCM/WEFfenSS propaganda machine, as usual, differs to beg…

Cuppa Covfefe

According to Pons: 🙂 [blasting ghettos here and there…]

переносно́й радиомагнитофо́н

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kalbokalbs

Video from PR link above. Excellent messaging.

cthulhu

Milley is a complete idiot. He is identifying legitimate military targets in several countries, assuming that the NATO umbrella will protect them even as they have intentionally become belligerents in a “non-NATO” conflict.

Cuppa Covfefe

The Russians are winning the trolling/humor war, too… here’s an example 🙂
(H/T another ian over at Chiefio’s):

TheseTruths

That was great! 😅

kalbokalbs

Great Falls, MT

It Begins: 20 Heavily Armed IRS and ATF Agents Raid Great Falls Gun Store, Seize Firearm Purchase Records

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/06/it-begins-20-heavily-armed-irs-atf-agents/

cthulhu

Interesting……and lawless…..

para59r

They must think Ruby Ridge was a great success and not one of the flash points for the Great Awakening.

Also likely that they believe CBDC will give them the edge in squashing descent and now are getting ahead of their skies by being ready to circumvent the courts on 1 and 2A concerns.

kalbokalbs

As posted last week, I will NOT drive across the Bay Bridge and transit highways through Frisco. Damn sure would NOT stop in Frisco.

  :wpds_arrow:  Please check the Rumble video at the link.

Jesse Watters: San Francisco Is Now a Near Death Experience
https://rumble.com/v2uptih-jesse-watters-san-francisco-is-now-a-near-death-experience.html

cthulhu

Just as a reminder — we have tickets to see Peter Gabriel in concert. We could have seen him in San Francisco, which is 50 miles north of us — but we’re going to see him in Palm Springs, which is 350 miles south — because San Francisco is an expensive cesspool.

kalbokalbs

Yea. I recall your post.

Far better time to be had, traveling through Ontario out to Palm Springs.

piper567

Steve, Thanks for the tips.

kalbokalbs

Yup. LA quagmire is easily avoided.

  • Santa Clara, work over to I-5S.
  • Then, Bakersfield towards Barstow.
  • US 58E to US 395S, Adelanto cut over to I-15S to Ontario.

When working at China Lake and required to fly, Ontario was the airport.

Above route worked well.

kalbokalbs

Posted below. Wanted to float this by ya for consideration.

Yup. LA quagmire is easily avoided.

  • Santa Clara, work over to I-5S.
  • US 58E through Bakersfield, towards Barstow.
  • US 58E to US 395S, Adelanto cut over to I-15S to Ontario.

When working at China Lake and required to fly, Ontario was the airport.

As ya pass through Tehachapi area, on 58:

  • Trains make a TOTAL 360 turn. Engineering marvel, MeThinks..
  • Lunch at Red Roof BBQ. Great food, owners and folks.
para59r

Yep. Wild vid. Jessie did a great job in putting that together. Had that in the broswer to post but now I can delete it. 😁

Cuppa Covfefe

Newscum had a HUGE hand in expanding and abetting the homeless crisis and the liberal quagmire in which San Francisco finds itself. And Aunty Nan, ChiSpy DiFi, Barbara Boxer, and SF politicials going back decades, indeed to the days of Earl Warren as Governor of Kalifornistan are equally guilty.

It’ll need a big quake followed by a Tsunami to rinse it off.

And the liberals neither see nor care, for they are Legion… possessed by innumerable Satanic Demons…

kalbokalbs

It’ll need a big quake followed by a Tsunami to rinse it off.

^^^ There’s a positive thought.

Cuppa Covfefe

Exactly. I wouldn’t ever cross the replacement span (eastern part) of the Oakland-SF Bay Bridge, which is a self-supported cantilever structure that probably wouldn’t withstand a large earthquake, let alone an R8 or R9… Apparently no other bridge in the world shares the design, in particular the self-supporting aspect… perhaps with good reason…

Genuine RED Chinese quality, testing, equipment, workers, and materials. Brought to the SF Gay Area by Kamel-Hoe’s mentor, another WilliBrown™ erection…

Cuppa Covfefe

Yep. Slip-strike…

C’mon, Cascadia… or Hayward… or Greenfield… or Calaveras…

I still don’t trust (trusst?) that design, though. There is a bridge in Holland that is similar, but is not self-supporting, and is anchored on both ends… then again, Holland doesn’t get any quakes IIRC…

Cuppa Covfefe

As opposed to Iceland…

Holland and north Germany both have LOTS of brick buildings which would grumble in any half-decent quick. I think of the bricks peeling off like corn being sliced off the cob… We had some brick trim (OK, lots) on some buildings at ‘SC, but they were just trim, and not any part of the load-bearing structure (fake bricks, indeed).

Sort of like the fake half-timbered “look” over here… which was trendy until some folks decided to get rid of that, and put in REAL half-timbering (at eye-watering costs). Good thing they didn’t do that recently, as that would have them on the hook for solar panels, new insulation, and, latest bad news from the EU, heat pumps…

Seems like von der Liar is desperate to bankrupt everyone except herself (and her cronies and masters)…

Cuppa Covfefe

grumble in any half-decent quick”

Goodness…. ’twas brillig and the slithey toves….

Crumble in any half-decent quick… sheesh…

(and I can’t blame it on cataracts now… must be the nut behind the wheel keyboard… 🙂 )…..


TradeBait2

A spectacular opener, Steve. 👍👏

Brave and Free

Thanks to everyone who responded to my post yesterday about my MIL. Prayers greatly appreciated.
So far she doesn’t see or want to see the possible connection with the Vax. She’s been drinking the koolaid for a number of years sadly.

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TradeBait2

Still praying for her awakening and healing.

More and more people and their physicians are acknowledging the role of jabs in their health declines and deaths of family and friends around here. I am encouraged by what I hear from the local medical community, albeit too late to help many who are already afflicted.

Next, they need to publicly acknowledge the benefits of using Ivermectin, HCQ, nattokinase, etc. They need to press for public OTC access to Ivermectin and HCQ and not just to compounding pharmacies as is legal in TN. This needs to happen nationwide.

barkerjim

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Cuppa Covfefe

And, hidden by the fold, “OUTSIDE” 🙂

Cuppa Covfefe

And long side vs. short side is obvious too, unless it’s a square slipcover… or pillowcase (here they have 80cm x 80cm) but those generally have zippers, or, rarely anymore, buttons…

Cuppa Covfefe

Nothing like a banana-boat mattress…

There are 200×200 mattresses here, but 2 100×200 mattresses together are more common… either one a PITA getting up and down stairs (BTDTGTTS)…

phoenixrising

YES!!!!

Deplorable Patriot

And directions on how to fold the darn thing.

kalbokalbs

Once was puzzling.

duchess01

Verse of the Day for Saturday, June 17, 2023

“For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.” 

1 John 5:7 (KJV)

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

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

BE MY VOICE

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duchess01

PLEASE PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER

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Dora

It Begins: 20 Heavily Armed IRS and ATF Agents Raid Great Falls Gun Store, Seize Firearm Purchase Records

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/06/it-begins-20-heavily-armed-irs-atf-agents/

Dora

They don’t care!
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Trump Indictment a Violation of Federal Law
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2023/06/trump_indictment_a_violation_of_federal_law.html
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michaelh

Patrick: Abbott ‘Destroying’ TX Lege’s Work

By Collin Pruett – Staff Writer

Jun 16, 2023

https://dallasexpress.com/state/patrick-abbott-destroying-tx-leges-work/

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Tensions surrounding the Texas Legislative special session boiled over Thursday when Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick publicly accused Gov. Greg Abbott of threatening to derail the State Senate’s agenda.

In a tweet, Patrick accused Abbott of threatening to use his veto power on several pieces of property tax legislation to stop the Senate’s tax relief plan.

“In a ploy to apparently get his way, Governor Abbott suggests he is threatening to destroy the work of the entire 88th Legislative Session –- hundreds of thousands of hours by lawmakers doing the work the people sent us to do.

“The Governor’s suggested threat today to veto a large number of Senate bills is an affront to the legislative process and the people of Texas. He has now made his position clear –- he doesn’t want homeowners to get the $100,000 homestead exemption that is the hallmark of the Senate Plan.”

kalbokalbs

Have not read the article, only the post.

So Abbott is threatening to veto the TX senate bills, including $100,000 property tax relief.

  :wpds_arrow:  Reconcile the above with last week Abbott touted, Texas would work its way out of property taxes.

Sure there is also other stuff in the bills, but vetoing property tax relief, in Texas?

Texas property taxes ARE obscene.

scott467

ALL taxes are obscene, because they are always implemented at a tiny amount that no one can reasonably object to, but once begun, they go UP and UP and UP and UP, ever upward, skyward, like a MOON ROCKET to INFINITY, and there is no way to stop it without physical force, without tearing the county or the state or the country apart.

So when People allow ANY tax to be implemented, they are without excuse, they know EXACTLY where it leads.

Just like power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Taxes go up (and up, and up), and they go up absolutely, because the gov’t BEAST has an appetite for spending other people’s money that can NEVER be satisfied.

It’s handing crack to an addict, and then giving him a gun and making him Sheriff too.

How does anyone with a *&^%ing brain think that’s gonna work out.

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Valerie Curren

This!!!

scott467

So expose whoever is pulling the puppet Abbot’s strings. They certainly know who it is. Is it BlackRock? Is it Vanguard? Is it Soros? Is it WEF? Is it Hussein? Is it Cocaine Mitch working with Hussein? Is it Mexican drug cartels? Is it CCP?

They know who it is. Expose it.

Take him down.

Take down your own governor, he’s a puppet of interests that oppose the People.

It’s as if there is a nuclear reactor CORE of corruption, but all anyone ever observes or calls out are the little ‘4th of July’ sparklers at the outer periphery.

Send the X-wing fighters to attack the CORE and blow up the Death Star already.

michaelh

Unfortunately, they started an attack run against Ken Paxton, the Attorney General, so we’re a bit limited in what we can pursue right now.

duchess01

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michaelh

Annular solar eclipse October 2023: Plan your trip to see the amazing ‘ring of fire’ eclipse with these top tips

By Jamie Carter published 3 days ago

From choosing a location to being properly equipped, here’s how to get organized for the annular solar eclipse.

https://www.space.com/annular-solar-eclipse-october-2023-top-tips-planning-trip

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Dora

Biden & Co. keep funding Palestinian terror — in defiance of Congress

Biden & Co. keep funding Palestinian terror in defiance of Congress (nypost.com)

phoenixrising

What ‘Palestinian’ terror?

https://electronicintifada.net/

Cuppa Covfefe

The same ‘Palestinian’ (no such country) terror since the beginning of the current state of Israel in 1948…

kalbokalbs

End ALL aid to Israel, Palestine…

phoenixrising

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H/T Filly @ Marica’s Place

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phoenixrising

A classic statement concerning why 50 heads of state are given only a minute to speak
…..the best that you get is photographs!! Kenyan President Ruto

scott467

Yeah, welcome to the club, they threaten and blackmail US too.

The same group of international criminals are doing the same thing to everybody, everywhere.

And they’ll keep doing it, until we UNITE and BURY them.

kalbokalbs

Perhaps the US is a willing participant.

BRICS may be part of the solution set.

pgroup2

Careful — somebody might accuse you of being in Putin’s Posse.

scott467

“Perhaps the US is a willing participant.”

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The gov’t is, certainly.

By “US” I meant We the People 👍

Robert Baker

Steve, I was intrigued by your comment about a better way of saying “perception is reality”. Thinking about it, I thought maybe “a person’s perception is a person’s reality” might work better. That line of thought led me to thinking about reality being what is true or real. I then modeled it as a normal distribution curve with reality being the zero (max amplitude) point and a person’s perception lying along the x-axis. My question is, “How many standard deviations along that curve would a person’s perception be considered as sufficiently congruent with reality to be considered normal?” A second, more flippant question, “Where on that curve would you expect to find a disciple of the World Economic Forum or a federal politician?”

pgroup2

Excellent example.

scott467

It’s like Schrödinger’s Answering Machine.

cthulhu

If you leave a message saying, “the cat is dead”, and nobody hears it…..

kalbokalbs

  :wpds_lol:   :wpds_lol:   :wpds_lol: 

Nor'easter

5-Planet Parade Set to Grace the Pre-Dawn Sky on June 17—Just Days Before Summer SolsticeBY MICHAEL WING TIMEJUNE 16, 2023

FTA:

“Skywatchers can expect an extraordinary celestial show over the next 24 hours, as five planets are set to form a “planet parade” in the morning sky on June 17. Early risers gazing skyward in the northern hemisphere may observe a quintet of planets—Saturn, Neptune, Jupiter, Uranus, and Mercury—forming a somewhat ragged ascending arc across a 93-degree sector of pre-dawn sky.”

https://www.theepochtimes.com/5-planet-parade-set-to-grace-the-pre-dawn-sky-on-june-17-just-days-before-summer-solstice_5334809.html?utm_source=gab&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=etgab

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Valerie Curren

Yikes Steve, thanks for the digression! My aging brain barely retained that discussion from last week so this is one to go over. Your explanation of what a log is Might stick, so that’s some progress! Thanks for laying it out as you did. Now I gotta ask my dad to find his slide rule AND explain its functioning in a way that Might make Some sense  😜 

Valerie Curren

Great tip, TY. Perhaps you can find the owner’s manual online for that slide rule!

Valerie Curren

I think I need more than a generic brain to get even some of the hang of the slip stick!

Valerie Curren

I enjoy your digressions even when my comprehension is compromised. 🙂

I Think my dad had a nice brass slide rule & he was an engineering undergrad plus another major then an MBA. He was in the first graduating class for that MBA at the University of Michigan’s Dearborn campus. 2 generations later 2 of my kids actually attended UofMD for a bit though neither graduated from there (yet)…

Valerie Curren

What did your dad change careers from/to? My dad worked almost his entire post-college life for Ford Motor Company though in multiple locations/cities & several different departments. He took early retirement as a senior purchasing agent & was able to actually retire when younger than Hubby & I are right now.

I have No Idea if he needed to use a slide rule for work or if only just for schooling. Since he’s still around I’ll have to ask!

It was only a couple years ago that he mentioned that he’d interviewed for some position in NYC when just out of school. I guess he thought he was hot snot & going to move up into the big time but NYC didn’t think much of someone from the Motor City so that did not become our family’s road, for which I am extremely thankful!

RAC

WTF If it’s technically possible I think a lot of websites will close their doors, in that to view a sit one would have to sign in to it… “Barack Obama Proposes “Digital Fingerprints” to Help the Regime Combat What They Deem as Online “Misinformation”
“Obama expressed concern about the next election cycle. If the government doesn’t control what they call “misinformation,” or >>>opinions that oppose them,<<< it could impact the election results.”

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/06/barack-obama-proposes-mandatory-digital-fingerprints-help-regime/

pat frederick

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pgroup2

I don’t get it.

pat frederick

okay then…
without going into time travel and age regression possibilities…
look at it like just 2 little guys who look like young musk and young trump.

pgroup2

That’s too easy for this high-brow blog.

RAC

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/06/barack-obama-proposes-mandatory-digital-fingerprints-help-regime/

“Obama expressed concern about the next election cycle. If the government doesn’t control what they call “misinformation,”>>> or opinions that oppose them<<<, it could impact the election results.”

pat frederick

he’s worried about “deep fakes”…imo that means the truth about big mike is being exposed and he’s trying to get ahead of the train
😆

pgroup2

He had eight years to get his schemes in place. Now is the time for him to STFU.

RAC

IKR the flaming hypocrisy after after all that’s been done to PDJT, and he’s been pulling the strings.
My first post went into moderation b/c I was frothing at the mouth and spelled my address wrong.

TheseTruths

O was always good at framing abridgements of Constitutional rights as “necessary.” He talked to the people using low-grade-level rhetoric, and I think Kamala tries to do that but just ends up sounding moronic. *They* must be pretty worried, to trot out Obama.

pgroup2

It looks like everybody is out doing something, instead of staring at a monitor.

Except me. Maybe I should do likewise.  🙃 

RDS

Hold on. Been a tough day around here.

pgroup2

Prayers for your day to improve.

RDS

You are very kind.
Made a couple of decisions today that one has been mulling around for some time.
Also went down a number of COVID-19 “vaccine” rabbit holes, see the posting below in the thread.

Valerie Curren

Hope things are looking up for you RDS/CV. God Bless YOU & TYSVM for all of your amazing digs & shares on covid crimes!

Valerie Curren

We saw all our kids & in-laws except one today…pre-Father’s Day impromptu stuff 🙂 Hope you ended up having a Wonderful Day!

kalbokalbs

Glanced at this article.

So one is to believe Big Pharma truly tests vaccines? Slow guy figures, NOPE.

Last I heard, CDC / FDA rubber stamps mRNA booster, bivalent…whatever for Covidiocy.

  • Guess cuz, Big Pharma lies mRNA is safe and effective withOUT testing.
  • CDC / FDA play stoopid, and rubber stamp, approved.

I call bulshit.

kalbokalbs

From this side of the world…Happy Fathers Day, Dads.

(Off to the beach shortly.)

Valerie Curren

Hope are continuing to enjoy a wonderful trip! Blessings & Happy Father’s Day to you 🙂

kalbokalbs

This moron, truly needs a properly functioning brain…

Joe Biden: Stabilizer Braces Make Pistols Shoot ‘Higher Caliber’ Bullets
https://www.breitbart.com/2nd-amendment/2023/06/17/joe-biden-stabilizer-braces-make-pistols-shoot-higher-caliber-bullets/

pgroup2

At least somebody could lend him one.

scott467

And higher caliber bullets don’t kill people, which is why stabilizer braces are good.

Let them try to argue their way out of that, without letting on that their own argument is ridiculous. They can’t do it.

Since nothing they say makes sense anyway, there’s no reason to hold ourselves to any standard of reason either. Just run with it.

That’s why it’s so easy for them, nothing they say has to make sense.

Let’s level the playing field.

Nothing we say has to make sense either.

It’s about respecting our right to believe whatever we want to believe, same as them.

So make them deconstruct our idiocy (if they intend to oppose it), and in so doing, they will prove they understand their own idiocy is BS too.

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scott467

You can’t defeat insanity with sanity.

But what you can do is fight insanity with insanity.

Like fighting fire with fire.

Force your opponent to abide by his own rules, whatever they are — even (and especially) if his rules are insane.

Give it right back to him, throw that grenade of insanity right back in his lap and make him deal with it for a change.

scott467

We already know the tactic works, because it works against us.

We don’t have to reinvent the wheel, just roll it back into their court.

litenmaus

I love it when a false narrative shows it’s a$$…

ISTANBUL, March 29, 2022 (Reuters) – Russia promised on Tuesday to scale down military operations around Ukraine’s capital and north, while Kyiv proposed adopting neutral status, in confidence-building steps that were the first signs of progress towards negotiating peace.
Their talks took place in an Istanbul palace more than a month into the largest attack on a European nation since World War Two. Russia’s invasion has been halted on most fronts by stiff resistance from Ukrainian forces who have recaptured territory even as civilians are trapped in besieged cities.

                                    
Today, Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin met with South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa.   After presenting the South African peace proposal to Ukraine yesterday, South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa met with Vladimir Putin today to present the peace proposal. 

A remark was made by Ramaphosa regarding Russians refusing negotiations with Ukraine.   Putin whipped out a signed document with Ukraine, which led to the March 30, 2022 withdrawal of Russian troops from the Kiev, Sumy and Chernigov regions of Ukraine.

Putin showed a draft peace treaty with Ukraine, approved by representatives of Kiev: “Russia has never refused to negotiate.”

“A whole series of talks between Russia and Ukraine took place in Turkey to develop confidence-building measures and prepare the text of the treaty itself. This draft treaty was initiated by the head of the negotiating group from Kiev.
Here it is. It is called the “Treaty on Permanent Neutrality and Security Guarantees of Ukraine.”” 18 articles. Moreover, there is also an application for it. It concerns the armed forces and other things. Everything is spelled out down to units of military equipment and up to the personnel of the armed forces. Here is the document. And it was initialed by the Kiev delegation. But after we, as promised, withdrew the troops from Kiev, the Kiev authorities, as their owners usually do, threw it all into the dustbin of history. Let’s just say it neatly and intelligently.

They [Kiev] refused this peace treaty.  Where are the guarantees that they will not renounce any other agreements in the future? Even under these conditions, we have never abandoned negotiations. Not we, but the leadership of Ukraine announced that it would not conduct any negotiations. Moreover, the President of Ukraine signed a decree prohibiting these negotiations.

Therefore, I understand your concern, I share it, we are ready to consider any of your proposals, but we did not refuse negotiations. The Ukrainian side refused.
Well, what do they want from you?”
 

Has anybody seen or heard from Zelensky over the past few days??

pgroup2

Those People [they know who they are] have the same underestimation of Putin as they do of Trump.

Coincidence? Or global psychotic malfunction?

litenmaus

prgoup, I’ll take “Ignorance” for $1000…:0)

RDS

Well, here are today’s rabbit holes. This series is, IMO, a “doozy” — please bear with me. One smells the potential for “lockdowns version 2” coming up, among other things:

The rabbit holes begin here:
http://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/covid19vaccine/102815
25 January 2023
“CDC: Bivalent COVID Vaccines Stop Illness From XBB.1.5”
Yours Truly: The CDC, in January of this year, “determined” that the current COVID-19 “Bivalent Vaccines” from Pfizer-BioNTech and by Moderna were “effective enough” to prevent people from getting sickened by the Omicron XBB.1.5 lineage variant.

WELL THEN — The CCP jumps in and develops a monovalent “vaccine” against XBB.1.5:
https://doi.org/10.1002/mco2.263
26 April 2023
“A recombinant spike-XBB.1.5 protein vaccine induces broad-spectrum immune responses against XBB.1.5-induced Omicron variants of SARS-CoV-2”
Xiawei, et al. (Sichuan University, Chengdu, China)
Also found here: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/mco2.263
Yours Truly: Since it takes at least NINE months or so for a paper to be written, reviewed, then published, this research MUST have start around JUNE 2022, if not earlier.

FOLLOWED BY THIS:

https://time.com/6280933/who-updated-covid-19-vaccine
May 18, 2023
Yours Truly: The World Health Organization (WHO) has apparently “determined” that the XBB.1.5 Omicron variant is the one that is the “emerging threat” for the fall and winter of 2023. This variant appears to be more “transmissible” and causes more illness than its “sister variant”, XBB.1.6. WHO leans in the direction of recommending a “monovalent” COVID-19 “vaccine” formulated for just this XBB.1.5 variant.

THEN, VOILA! — From Reuters, 12 June 2023:
http://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/updated-covid-vaccines-need-target-xbb-strains-us-fda-staff-2023-06-12/
Yours Truly: Guess what? It seems that Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Novavax are all working (“racing against time”) to develop “vaccines” for the XBB.1.5 Omicron strain that by now appears to be “gaining strength” in the United States and in other countries.

(ANYBODY SEEING A PATTERN HERE??)

FOLLOWED BY, GUESS WHAT? — THE FDA VRBPAC MEETING OF 15 JUNE:

Here is the link to the meeting materials:
http://www.fda.gov/advisory-committees/advisory-committee-calendar/vaccines-and-related-biological-products-advisory-committee-june-15-2023-meeting-announcement#event-materials
Yours Truly: This website lists the documents and presentation materials that were presented at the 15 June VRBPAC meeting. There are “several items of interest” links on the list:
*** Slick, “reminds one of the Fuller Brush Man”-type slide presentations of the “new”, “just being developed” XBB.1.5 “vaccines” by Pfizer-BioNTech, by Moderna, and by Novavax.
*** The meeting Roster, which has ELEVEN voting ringers listed (“Temporary Voting Members”, including the eponymous Dr. James Hildreth, who seems to be a “Permanent Temporary Voting Member” since he’s on almost every VRBPAC meeting Roster as a “Temporary Voting Member.”) Nothing like “packing the court”, is there now? (Also listed separately as: http://www.fda.gov/media/169425/download)

The VRBPAC meeting Briefing Document, a self-congratulating compendium of “look how safe and effective the COVID-19 vaccines are” —
http://www.fda.gov/media/169378/download

An example of what was shown at the VRBPAC meeting on 15 June — the Novavax XBB.1.5 “vaccine” presentation:
http://www.fda.gov/media/169450/download

And, finally, after the UNANIMOUS VOTE TO APPROVE, here’s the FDA “recommendation” for the fall / winter 2023 COVID-19 Omicron XBB.1.5 monovalent “vaccine”, which was approved even though THERE ARE NO CLINICAL TRIALS GOING ON OR LISTED FOR THIS MONOVALENT “VACCINE”, and that THE APPROVAL WAS BASED ON “SAFETY AND EFFICACY DATA” FROM THE CURRENT “BIVALENT COVID-19 VACCINES” that was EXTRAPOLATED TO XBB.1.5.
The only clinical trials that Yours Truly could find listed at https://clinicaltrials.gov/ were ones that had XBB.1.5 “piggy-backed” onto clinical trials for BNT162b2, mRNA=1273, and/or “bivalent vaccines” associated with them. Nothing completely separate for XBB.1.5.

http://www.fda.gov/media/169591/download
15 June 2023

Yours Truly will also note that mention is being made on medical websites already doing the “masking and social distancing may come back due to XBB.1.5” dance —

http://www.ama-assn.org/delivering-care/public-health/xbb15-omicron-subvariant-questions-patients-may-have

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Valerie Curren

Thank you for this detailed work!

scott467

I’m not sure who this is, reminds me of a Baldwin lunatic, having a mental breakdown 😂

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para59r

Someone in the comments posted this asking “Why?”😆
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scott467

Liberal melt downs 😂

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litenmaus

LOL…I love the itty bitty book shelf and the pretentious ladder…that image kinda makes a statement unto itself.

scott467

litenmaus

Tidbit…

Wray was sworn in by Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a private ceremony on August 2, 2017.  Wray was formally sworn in on September 28, 2017, in a ceremony that was not attended by President Trump, marking the first time an FBI director has been sworn in without the President who nominated him present at the ceremony.

cthulhu

I think I saw him about this time, in Santa Barbara —

cthulhu

That’s from the Dream Into Action album. He also toured for Human’s Lib, his previous breakthrough album, accompanied by a mime — saw that tour in SB as well.

para59r