DEAR MAGA: TGIF Open Thread 20240322

Pink Greyhound

Ingredients

  • Juice of one large pink grapefruit
  • 2 teaspoons POM juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces of gin
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • ice

Instructions

  1. Strain grapefruit juice into cocktail shaker
  2. Add POM juice, gin and 4 mint leaves
  3. Add a handful of ice
  4. Shake well and strain into cocktail glass
  5. Garnish with thin grapefruit slice

Shifting the Narrative

Badlands News Brief – March 21. 2024

Report: ERIC Deemed 168,000 Dead Or Relocated Virginians ‘Eligible But Unregistered’ To Vote

This is definitely a problem.

A new type of bacteria was found in 50% of colon cancers. Many were aggressive cases.

Would one or more of our science people look into this, please?

Billionaire John Paulson to host Trump fundraiser for the mega-wealthy: Former DeSantis donor Robert Bigelow and New York Jets owner Woody Johnson to raise funds for Donald as he tries to catch Biden and pay the $454 million fraud fine

Anyone but Biden, I guess.

AI Is Rigged

No kidding.

Revolt of the finger-pointers

Trump Leads Battlegrounds on Economic Arguments

Love him or hate him, this guy sways people, and he’s finally telling some very harsh truths about Joe Biden…

Excessive free speech is a breeding ground for more Trumps

Yes, and that’s a good thing.

DOJ sues Apple over iPhone monopoly in landmark antitrust case

Trump has message for Pence, other Republicans who refuse to endorse him

How credit card debt has become a burden for Americans — and Joe Biden

Trump eyes Sen. Marco Rubio as a potential VP pick

Yeah, no.

TV Host Calls For Twitter to Be “Shut Down” to Stop Conspiracy Theories

Yet more signs that we’re batting pretty well. Their narratives are being destroyed. They aren’t happy about that.

Tweets & Stuff From X

Memes & Other Fun Stuff

Yeah, that’s me…not that I ever had a party that loud.

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

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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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JEREMIAH 20:10-13

10For I hear many whispering. Terror is on every side! “Denounce him! Let us denounce him!” say all my familiar friends, watching for my fall. “Perhaps he will be deceived, then we can overcome him, and take our revenge on him.” 11But the LORD is with me as a dread warrior; therefore my persecutors will stumble, they will not overcome me. They will be greatly shamed, for they will not succeed. Their eternal dishonor will never be forgotten. 12O LORD of hosts, who triest the righteous, who seest the heart and the mind, let me see thy vengeance upon them, for to thee have I committed my cause. 13Sing to the LORD; praise the LORD! For he has delivered the life of the needy from the hand of evildoers.

PSALMS 18:2-7

1I love thee, O LORD, my strength. 2The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. 3I call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies. 4The cords of death encompassed me, the torrents of perdition assailed me; 5the cords of Sheol entangled me, the snares of death confronted me. 6In my distress I called upon the LORD; to my God I cried for help. From his temple he heard my voice, and my cry to him reached his ears.

SATIRE!

Have a good weekend!

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cthulhu

Thank you, De Pat, for bringing us a week of content-filled and enjoyable posts!

cthulhu

Today’s garden isn’t all roses, but it does have quite a few. It is sometimes known as Shaw’s Garden, being named after Henry Shaw — who you may recall was the identity used by Henry Gondorff, in turn played by Paul Newman, in the documentary The Sting.

While it may already be somewhat familiar to our esteemed De Pat, I figured it would be nice to share it because of the delight new eyes can bring.

cthulhu

Do you have to be able to explain “the wire” to work at Shaw’s Garden?

The ragtime is, of course, a tipoff.

cthulhu

I hope you like it. I thought it was very nice.

WSB

Ditto!

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

TheseTruths

Call their bluff.

cthulhu

I keep hoping that we’ll have one of those government shutdowns and someone will use the opportunity to bulldoze everything except the museums.

You work at the USDA? OK, your new office is in *flip**flip**flip* Des Moines, Iowa. Here’s the address and the receptionist will give you your access badge when you present proper identification.

Bureau of Land Management? Your new office is in *flip**flip* Provo, Utah. I don’t know why you’re getting upset with me — it’s obvious your office isn’t here…..this is an empty field.

TheseTruths

Hired!

cthulhu

The DC Circuit Court? It’s now in Medellín.

You are supposed to be an educated person…..what part of “District of Columbia” is so difficult to comprehend?

TheseTruths

District of Colombia…😂

pat frederick

I LOVE THIS IDEA!
i was on the fence until i saw the *flip**flip**flip part–THAT sold me…lol

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

Sort of that Kayleigh McInaney (sp?) three ring binder effect. She starts flipping those pages, an ass kicking is coming.

pat frederick

yup!

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Valerie Curren

I used to love walking on the curb & looking at reflections in the curbside puddles 🙂

kalbokalbs

The fun stuff kids did, decades ago.

Valerie Curren

It’s the simple pleasures 🙂

AND I still like looking at all kinds of reflections, well maybe not those in the mirror so much 😉 😉

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TheseTruths

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Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Evil Demoncrats.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Along the same lines…..

TheseTruths

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It has been done on purpose.

TheseTruths

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Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

OMG, that’s hilarious!

cthulhu

The real lectern guy has a blue check. Reflect on that a bit.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

We’ve come a long way. And Elon deserves a lot of kudos for that.

TheseTruths

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Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

TheseTruths

Social Media Users Light Up AOC After She Doubles Down on Her Claims “RICO is Not a Crime”

Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY) on Thursday doubled down on her claims that RICO is not a crime.

Biden Crime Family whistleblower Tony Bobulinski on Wednesday testified before Congress in a hearing on Joe Biden’s international influence-peddling scheme with Hunter Biden’s former business associates.

At one point, Democrat thought leader and former barmaid AOC demanded Bobulinski name crimes he personally witnessed Joe Biden commit. 

Bobulinski named off several crimes including RICO – Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act – a federal law that allows for sweeping penalties.

In a desperate attempt to defend Joe Biden, AOC absurdly claimed RICO isn’t a crime. 

Harvard Law School grad and GOP Senator Ted Cruz schooled AOC.

“This is bizarre. RICO—the Racketeer Influenced & Corrupt Organizations Act, 18 U.S.C. §§ 1961–1968—is most assuredly a crime,” Ted Cruz said. 

“It often results in massive felony sentences. And yet AOC —eager to defend Joe Biden—insists it’s not a crime,” Cruz added.

AOC doubled down on her stupidity:

“Wrong!

RICO is a statute under which specific crimes may be considered – kidnapping, robbery, arson, etc.

You need to name the crimes in order to substantiate RICO.

So… since you’re the expert, what RICO crimes and evidence does House GOP have? Since they don’t seem to know.”

The former barmaid got pummeled by a bunch of lawyers and conservative commentators.

⬇️⬇️⬇️

They are called predicate offenses. You used to have that smart guy run your account. What happened to him?

— Cernovich (@Cernovich) March 21, 2024

Predicate acts under RICO crime by Biden crime family include wire fraud & money laundering.

— Robert Barnes (@barnes_law) March 21, 2024

A bartender is trying to argue the law with a Harvard law graduate and a former Supreme Court clerk

X is hilarious 

— Vince Langman (@LangmanVince) March 21, 2024

Ted Cruz is a Harvsrd law graduate and a former Supreme Court clerk, but he’s no match for a sammich making bartender who’s a Congressgirl with the IQ of a gnat is what you’re trying to sell and I ain’t buying it.

— Jericho (@JerichoXVI) March 21, 2024

Her first problem was not realizing that she doesn’t know the law and not getting advice before using that argument. She “doesn’t know that she doesn’t know.”

Her second problem was doubling down, exhibiting unbelievable obstinacy for the world to see. I don’t expect to see any admission of error, either.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

PLT is a POS!

Valerie Curren

Princess Latinx Tyrannis?

kalbokalbs

Pompous Little Twit.

Valerie Curren

TY I can’t seem to hold on to that one 🙂

pgroup2

And she’s damn lucky we capitalize it.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Pour me a Lager, Tits!” 😉

Valerie Curren

LOL

scott467

She’s talking about a different RICO.

She means Suave

It’s not a crime… it’s more like a travesty 😂

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Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Valerie Curren

How could any serious adult woman allow her voice to have that nails on the chalkboard crossed with a ditzy chick vibe? What an embarASSment!

cthulhu

Are we talking about something like this?

(I can’t see the tweet.)

Valerie Curren

The tweet has a 15 second clip of AOC doing her usual intonation while side by side there are various clips of some bulldog that does random weird vocalizations that are possibly easier on the ear than AOC. Any clip of AOC will give some example of her “tone” that I find so hard to reconcile in a “serious” adult woman…

Your example video has the woman being Way more subtle than how AOC strikes me…though the “up tone” stuff she discusses would likely apply even more so to Christine Blasey Ford, who may have been schooled in childish vocal tone as a way to disarm others & make her appear less calculating & manipulative than she actually was, iirc…

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Excellent description. Yes, AOC does not use upspeak, but frankly she should, because then she would appear less cock-sure of her own stupid thoughts.

AOC uses a kind of cross between a valley girl and Obama-speak, in little-girl voice, and it’s annoying as hell.

Valerie Curren

yet so fitting for someone with her gravitas  😂 

para59r

One of the Vedangas (Vedic Auxillary Sciences) circa 500BC.

Shiksha (Sanskrit: शिक्षा śikṣā, “instruction, teaching”): phoneticsphonology, pronunciation.[2] This auxiliary discipline has focused on the letters of the Sanskrit alphabet, accent, quantity, stress, melody and rules of euphonic combination of words during a Vedic recitation.[3][4]

Aubergine

So with you. Also feel the same about the ubiquitous “vocal fry” so many have adopted. I can’t even listen when some of them talk.

pat frederick

the only fries i like are French

Aubergine

Lol! Me, too!

Valerie Curren

Freedom Fries 😉 😉

Valerie Curren

I don’t know what the terminology is for males who speak in a feminized soy boy style but that is equally revolting!   :wpds_envy: 

Valerie Curren

Or perhaps Uncle Rico

Valerie Curren

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Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

LMAO!!!

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Time to start calling them DUMBOCRATS.

Valerie Curren

True, though Demon-krauts might be even more fitting given their Satanic AND Nazi proclivities!

pgroup2

Here come the mimes!!!

Run, lest you hurt yourself laughing!!!

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Valerie Curren

I don’t know if that mini AOC girl is still doing her brilliant spoofs of AOC, but she was quite a hoot (back when I could participate on Twitter) 🙂

pat frederick

she’s a PLANT…it’s her job to act disingenuous and get the rest of us discussing how stupid she is and forget about the evidence coming out. she’s a distraction

bbinindy

Maybe but how many more people are now talking about RICO??

pat frederick

true but are they discussing it in connection to joe?
he is the elephant in the room

pgroup2

As deadly as his policies are, he’s the hippo in the room.

https://www.discoverwildlife.com/animal-facts/mammals/facts-about-hippos

Aubergine

And the fact that TRUMP is being charged with what AOC says isn’t a crime.

pgroup2

“I don’t need no steen-kin law badge.”

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Leftists are BIG MAD that Merrick “Kapo” Garland is going after Apple instead of Trump!

pgroup2

Leftists should be patient – the year is young.

Cuppa Covfefe

They’re calling Apple a monopoly, yet the smartphone market is really a duopoly, with Android/Samsung being the other major part. Lumia phones (which I though had a much better UI, but were basically shut out from most apps, thanks to the others) were basically killed off…

Garland is just doing the best he can to ruin things and blow smoke… straight from the pit of HELL… To hide even more evil that he and his DEMONS are doing, no doubt…

Wonder how much money his useless charade will cost the taxpayers this time…

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Apple has been standing up for “privacy” after Tim Cook got burned badly, when he backed down on letting NGOs rifle through people’s iPhones (more “public-private partnership” used to outsource government censorship). I almost left Apple completely at the time. I think this is payback for growing a spine.

Valerie Curren

So No One’s oath to protect & defend the Constitution has Any Meaning? These people are monstrously evil & ubiquitously, unconstitutionally tyrannical   :wpds_mad: 

Valerie Curren

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Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

R.A.T.s

Valerie Curren

yep  😡 

pgroup2

Very nice catch.  😂 

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

RINO shitbags.

Valerie Curren

You’re being too hard on crap-bags 😉

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SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

You can usually see my point better if you realize my hands on (ugh) experience is with bearded dragon poop.

Valerie Curren

OK ewww, poop patrol is one of my least favorite parts of life   :wpds_envy: 

Valerie Curren

AND this

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bearvollmer
@bearvollmer
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Joe Biden Is “NOT MY” President
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Pencil neck pence refuses to endorse Trump..in addition refuses to testify in his part of the now deraveling Nancy pelosi #J6 set up

https://gab.com/bearvollmer/posts/112114200159935614

GA/FL

JUDAS PENCE BETRAYED AMERICA, THE CONSTITUTION, THE US ELECTION SYSTEM AND AMERICAN VOTERS…
-with his Election Integrity task
-with the Pandemic task
-with his lawful and mandatory task as Vice President on Jan 6 to stop election fraud by refusing to certify fraudulent electors,
-by changing the rules in order to ignore the fraud.

He also falsely accused President Trump of wrongdoing.

Pence knows damned good and well he committed all these travesties and abuses of power.

Pence is a nasty evil traitor – while claiming to be a Christian.

I don’t know how he sleeps at night!!!

He should have worse nightmares than Lady McBeth and Scrooge combined.

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Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

I fell for his act for 5 years!!!

pgroup2

A naïve sort, aren’t you?  😂 

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

I figured that Trump had made a good call on VP. I didn’t realize how much of a compromise Judas Pence really was.

pgroup2

Most of us likely did as well.

I shrugged my shoulders at the pick, figuring that DJT had to go with an establishment type in order to have a shot at being elected.

Valerie Curren

I really hope Trump’s (overt) 2nd term, assuming he’s allowed to even claim the victory seat this time, will Not include all those traitors & backstabbers on his team, if it’s even possible to eliminate the bulk of the controlled opposition feigning MAGA loyalty  😡 

Robert Baker

That’s not a problem DP, at least you are in recovery. People still think I’m crazy.

pgroup2

Yeah, but you two are OUR crazies. We stand with kin.

  :wpds_wink:   :wpds_lol: 

pgroup2

I moved to active dislike status when he caved to the Rainbow Mafia.

pgroup2

-by changing the rules in order to ignore the fraud.

Let’s be accurate. It was Mafia Nancy that changed the rules, not Pence.

Of course, he’s guilty of going along with the scheme. He always had the constitutional authority to refuse to sell out by refusing to certify those groups that he knew were being called back by their respective states.

Valerie Curren

Excellent summation of this Judas rival, 30 silver Pence  😡 

WSB

Not to mention the Flynn disgrace.

GA/FL

TRUMP’S BEST ENDORSEMENT EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

LOL!!!

Valerie Curren

1,000,000%

kalbokalbs

Further confirming r-Cons ,Uniparty ARE the problem.

Valerie Curren

Every dang time! Uniparty traitors  😡 

Please

I would seriously reconsider my support of DJT if those RATS supported him …

It is precisely *because* those criminals oppose him that I support him and MAGA

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Valerie Curren

 👍 

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

YIKES.

scott467

Victoria Nuland?

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Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Perhaps an admirer or protege!

WSB

Victor?

Cuppa Covfefe

More like loser 😀

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Another great dance “resonging”…..

Valerie Curren

That was fun!  😍 

I was hoping that they’d have included the Charleston dance scene from It’s a Wonderful Life, given they bracketed the compilation w/ “Mary Hatch” & the Buffalo Gals record scene, but perhaps the beat was off &/or the ending scene wouldn’t have made as much sense if she & “George Bailey” were shown having such fun…

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kalbokalbs

W O W ! Great start to my morning.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

DP – here is the deal on that colon cancer article.

A new type of bacteria was found in 50% of colon cancers. Many were aggressive cases.

They’re covering up for the JAB.

Read this quote and you’ll see how they’re doing it.

*****************

Colon cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States and is expected to kill more than 53,000 people in the nation in 2024, according to the American Cancer Society.

Rates are rising sharply among younger people: The percentage of people younger than 55 diagnosed with colon cancer almost doubled between 1995 and 2019, leaping from 11% to 20% of cases. What’s more, these cases are often diagnosed at later, more aggressive stages.

Experts are still struggling to explain the shift.

“Colorectal cancer is very treatable when caught early, but the cases in younger people are increasing and we don’t know why,” said Dr. Flavio Rocha, a surgical oncologist and physician in chief at the Oregon Health & Science University’s Knight Cancer Institute, who was not involved in the study.

The new research doesn’t answer that question; it’s far too early to implicate this bacteria in the rise in cases in younger people. What’s more, most of the patients in the study were over the age of 50.

But the findings raise “the question as to whether there are elevated levels of this bacterium in young onset colorectal cancer which is on the rise globally for unknown reasons,” said co-lead study author Susan Bullman, an assistant professor of human biology at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle.

Once you read it, you realize that it’s diversionary.

scott467

““Colorectal cancer is very treatable when caught early, but the cases in younger people are increasing and we don’t know why,””

_________

Well, let’s put our thinking caps on, and pretend like we have advanced degrees in… anything, really.

Now, if the cases are increasing, and this represents a change in the data, it seems reasonable to ask, what have all of the younger people been exposed to, that they weren’t exposed to, before the data started showing a notable increase in colorectal cancer?

There must be something. Something that they all have in common. Something they’ve all done, or eaten, or breathed, or otherwise been exposed to in say… oh I don’t know, the past three years, give or take?

What could it possibly be?

What big thing has happened in the past three or four years, that affected practically the whole planet?

Think hard… and no cheating — no looking over at those empty vaxx vials — I want you to puzzle this out on your own 🤣

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Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

The power of Democrats to ignore the obvious on purpose – to PRETEND NOT TO KNOW – is infinite.

pgroup2

If it wasn’t so damaging and deadly, …

then it might be a work of performance art worth watching.

scott467

“The percentage of people younger than 55 diagnosed with colon cancer almost doubled between 1995 and 2019, leaping from 11% to 20% of cases.”

______________

Where are the graphs from 2019 to the present?

There are TONS of graphs if you do a search (“graph percentage of people with colon cancer”) and then click ‘images’, but I’ve clicked on more than 10 of them now, and they’re all OLD, circa 2006, 2010, 2014, 2016, 2018, etc.

Nothing that would show 2019 to the present so far.

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pgroup2

What the hell are you doing looking for evidence?

They’ve already given you the conclusion,

You don’t even have to waste any time or energy.

/s

Valerie Curren

In a potentially related arena we received a snail mail solicitation for “Cancer, Heart Attack, and Stroke Insurance” something I’ve Never seen the likes of before…hmmm. This was from Mutual of Omaha & we’ve never done business with them before but it was addressed to me so perhaps from some list they purchased…

pgroup2

Do not respond, or you’ll be on another list.  🙃 

Valerie Curren

no doubt  🙄 

kalbokalbs

They’re covering up for the JAB.

^^^ NOT surprised, here…

Quote above, ends with 2019. I
^^^ If they looked at 2021 – 2023, they’d have a larger mystery.

“Colorectal cancer is very treatable when caught early, but the cases in younger people are increasing and we don’t know why,” 

^^^ Easily explained. Colon cancer can be added to this…

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Aubergine

Try this. Same page from NIH:

2020:

https://web.archive.org/web/20201217074221/https://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/colorect.html

2021:

https://web.archive.org/web/20211206013507/https://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/colorect.html

2022:

https://web.archive.org/web/20221207002450/https://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/colorect.html

2023:

https://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/colorect.html

Estimated cases 2020 – 147,950
Estimated cases 2021 – 149,500
Estimated cases 2022 – 151,030
Estimated cases 2023 – 153,020

My grandmother died of this horrible cancer.

I have LONG advocated that colon cancer screening should begin at age 35. My ex-husband got it at 40. He has now worn a colostomy bag for almost 20 years. Totally preventable cancer with appropriate screening.

I have also known for a long time that improper care of one’s mouth relates to all kinds of health problems.

TradeBait2

This ^^^.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

My guess is that the bacteria and the disease are orthogonal (unrelated), and this is just the scientific version of the Mamet principle, reinforced by the fact that “not knowing” the right things = “money to investigate and find the acceptable answer”.

In other words, the bacterium is simply more commonly found in the gut in younger people – and probably always was. So what they’re doing is looking for anything which is not the jab, which can be associated with the growing problem.

cthulhu

Today disappeared into a mass of confusion.

It started with a relatively simple project. I’ve been scanning stuff and getting rid of paper copies, using an HP extended inkjet (what they used to call a mopier).

While the quality is nice, this is infuriating and slow — among other things, every time you start using it as a scanner, it tests the ink levels in all its cartridges…..which helps HP sell ink, of course. Then it tests the length of every page. If it scans both sides, it feeds through 100% on one side, then sucks the page back into the document feeder to scan the other side.

So I saw one of these guys on sale at Woot on the cheap — https://computers.woot.com/offers/ambir-am-ds820ix-b-ambir-imagescan-pro-820ix-20pp?ref=w_cnt_odet_pic_2#fullsize-1 — these are the kinds of scanners you frequently see in medical offices — you can even run ID cards through them. They read both sides on one pass…..and this one was something like $70.

So I get it, and start working on the fine print. No Linux support.

So I go looking around for an old Windows box I can devote to this thing and discover a Windows 8.1 laptop that I don’t seem to have run since 2017. Just the thing to be the basis for a “scanning center”!

Except it hasn’t been updated since 2017, 8.1 is out of support, its DNS is set to some wanked-out nonfunctional IP addy…..remember my previous observation that there are only four browser engines behind all common browsers? Webkit and Gecko no longer support Windows 8.1…..so it’s now running the PaleMoon browser (based on Goanna), and I got the DNS straightened out, so now it could update what it would update….

So I’ve been a bit scrambled and have repeatedly lost track of time.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Did you try the scanner with S.A.N.E.?

A lot of scanners that are not listed as working on Linux work perfectly with S.A.N.E. and X.S.A.N.E.

http://www.sane-project.org/sane-backends.html

cthulhu

Not yet.

I already own a nominally useful Win 8.1 laptop, and I want to exercise all of the scanner’s functions with it to see what using SANE will lose me (e.g. programmable buttons on the scanner). Mind you, this Win 8.1 laptop is teetering on the edge of running Ubuntu MATE in the near future, as I deal with Microsmurf’s BS…..

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Good – you’ve still got options!

cthulhu

And, actually, they offer Linux drivers by request — which I’ll probably request tomorrow.

cthulhu

Oho! The plot thickens. I called-in to get the Linux drivers — which the guy told me were “rough”. In the course of talking further, I was told that a bunch of their units were being sold in an unauthorized manner and, accordingly, was ineligible for tech support. Unsurprisingly, mine was just such a unit.

So, I may or may not get the Linux drivers….which sounds like no great loss. But even more amusing is that the company is petty enough to inconvenience its end-users for some clusterfark in their distribution channel.

Mind you, this still puts them ahead of the Malignancy that is Microsmurf, but it’s a shame that they are going that route…..it seldom supports a company’s long-term success.

cthulhu

I’ve got most of it working now — I recently scanned a 4-page 2-sided document. I just have to streamline where it is saving it.

cthulhu

….and also the resolution, and the name, and whether it creates pdfs or searchable pdfs…..

Cuppa Covfefe

If it pops out .bmps or .pngs or .tiffs, chances are there are third-party freeware utilities out there to generate pdfs, etc…

Cuppa Covfefe

And if they don’t, you end up I.N.S.A.N.E. 🙂
(couldn’t resist)…

Sad that 8.1 is in play, that’s almost as bad as twisted-sister (Vista)… Win7 was sort of the “new XP” as far as stablity goes (and yep, needs a “walled off garden” or a “well-lit firewall” to keep it safe anymore)…

Drivers… the bane of most computer users/owners/managers…

cthulhu

Just to put this all into perspective…..

In the living room, on one of those classic knock-down tables with the folding legs, from left-to-right is: the new scanner, the Win8.1 laptop (for the scanner) in front of a 24″ monitor, the laptop I’ve been using for the ssh project, the green pi that I use for banking (driving the big monitor), the micropc that is the next ssh project victim (being used as a mousepad) in front of my “scratchpad” router (needs reflashed with openwrt and reconfigured), and a large power strip with the pi’s keyboard balanced on it.

In printer-land, about fifteen feet behind me, I have: the color scanner/printer/fax/copier, a black-and-white laserprinter sitting on top of the first ssh project (AKA printserver), and a paper shredder. On a shelf underneath is a spare scanner/printer/fax/copier. Hanging off the backside of this is another large flatscreen monitor (laying flat), mouse, and keyboard for fine-tuning the first ssh project computer.

Here where I am sitting, I have my daily driver computer, a 27″ flatscreen monitor, and a pile of paperwork to my right — on which is perched the other ssh project control laptop.

I need to get stuff working reliably so I can drastically reduce redundancy.

cthulhu

No sofa cushions were harmed in the production of this cyberchaos.

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

But how many are lumpy because of the stuff that got trapped under them?

You check your couch cushions for computers like others do looking for change.

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cthulhu

None — everything is piled on the worktable.

Valerie Curren

Oh my. Aspects of that remind me of my old church office job 🙂

Cuppa Covfefe

You could save some space (and time) (Space-Time discontinuum) by getting an HP Shrinter 😀

(now I don’t feel so bad about my printer, PC, comms, and server farm in our Hausarbeitsraum…)…..

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pgroup2

That makes no sense at all, so I am forced to assume that you’re up to your usual sarcastic shenanigans.

Cuppa Covfefe

Now, now…. I used to work at HP, before it became HP-INK (which is what is keeping them afloat now) then spun off into the real HP, Agilent (OK, that piece is now spinning off into mediocrity “thanks” to Bill Sullivan et. al.)… Shrinter is probably an answer to “Mopier” in the land of marketingese… I wonder if they get any discount on HP “Instant Ink”?

I think this was originally on the onion or one of those satire sites; maybe even ThinkGeek had it as an April Fool’s item… (who could ever forget “Tribbles and Bits” or “My First Bacon” ? 🙂 )…

Having said all that, someone at TU Darmstadt devised a way to join all those strips back together, so that the crosscut (crisscut?) shredders are the way to go now…

So much for the paperless office 🙂 which is still five years away (after 40 or more years)…

WSB

I was just on with a Chinese rep for HP yesterday. I guess my little HP C4680 which still works perfectly, has no way to speak an Apple MacBook Pro.

No drivers are current, and the printer does not seem to be recognized by the WiFi, laptop or phone. There seems to be an old ethernet cable, so having little memory of this, maybe the printer was hooked up to my Apple Mac, and the Mac was hooked to the wifi and therefore the little printer worked?

Dunno. All of the HP drivers and software have viewable zeros and slash marks through the icons.

1.5 hours lost to a Chinese gal named Holly. At least I can use it to copy…

Maybe I need an updated shrinter.

Valerie Curren

yikes

Cuppa Covfefe

You might have a look at this article:

Having problems installing older HP Printers on later macOS versions?

https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Printers-Knowledge-Base/Having-problems-installing-older-HP-Printers-on-later-macOS/ta-p/7946104

Check if your printer is in this list (it is, I checked):
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201465#HP

HP is not supporting older printers very well anymore (just take a look at their “Instant Ink” debacle to see that they’re more interested in new customers and making money than serving their existing customers), but, having said that, some folks in the Apple Community have managed to solve printing/scanning problems, as the article I quoted shows. There are also forums on Macrumors and other Apple-oriented sites that could be helpful.

Apple has made some major changes in its driver models as well, so which OS you are on on your Mac can make quite a bit of difference… [Just as with windoze, going to 64-bit has made a new driver architecture necessary]…

Another thing that HP does is try to restrict you to using only their ink, via firmware updates for their printers…

There may be generic solutions available, but sometimes they will only support one or two rather than all functions your printer offers… e.g. print and fax, but no scan, or scanning, but with limited options… AirPrint used to be available, but I think that got killed off too (it used a transport model called “Bonjour” which some folks say is a security problem… fix one thing, break another)…

The article about should be worth a look, in any case…

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

One thing my old Xubuntu install had was a decent scanner driver for my HP combo scanner/printer. The substitute I had to find for debian VMs (actually only one VM deals with the printer) is a user-belligerent piece of dreck and the other options (including SANE) wouldn’t work at all. (The HP driver for printing is the same; it’s scanning that is a pain in the ass.) The scanner itself had one paper jam too many in the feeder so I am forced to use the flatbed.

cthulhu

I’m getting really good vibes off the scanner itself. The ugliest bit so far is rejuvenating an 8.1 laptop mothballed since 2017. It doesn’t help that I’m driving on the scanner bit and haven’t addressed the rehab in an organized way….

cthulhu

I remember back in the old days when printing was a problem (and scanning was basically unknown). In my CPA firm days, I was “print boy” (a la Mel Brooks) for keeping the office printers printing tax returns, which required a specific font cartridge…..then HP printers started doing HPPCL……and, finally, printers just took pdfs.

Way back when, I owned my own Laserjet II, with the tax font cartridge — IIRC, the printer was about $1500 and the font cartridge was an additional $250. Both ended up as scrap. If I’d bought gold, instead, I’d have about five ounces that would be worth $10K today.

But I wouldn’t have had to learn nearly as much about obsolete hardware, nor would I have been able to do the returns I did….

cthulhu

One printer I absolutely loved was a dot matrix Anadex (AKA Printronix) tractor-feed, paper from bottom. You could print an entire box of greenbar paper at one go. Thing weighed about 80 pounds. You could print five copy carbonless forms on the thing. I once owned two of them and scrapped ’em both because you couldn’t get the ribbons any more.

Today, I would still have to part ’em for the linear bearings and stepper motors. They were the best of their time, but their time is long past. Who even recognizes greenbar paper anymore? Or tear-off tractor-feed letter-sized paper?

Cuppa Covfefe

I probably have a couple of boxes of that…

Somewhere…..

The dot-matrix impact printers are eye-wateringly expensive anymore. I have two (C532dn and B432dn) OKI laser printers (OK, LED) that together are only slightly less expensive than an OKI impact would be. Then again, OKI toner (I use compatible) makes up for any “savings”…

Wonder if anyone remembers what a decollater is? Or multipart carbon greenbar 11×17)… Or a paper jam therewith 🙂

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Valerie Curren

The alternating colors of that (presumably) greenbar paper made reading certain things much easier, to me 🙂

Cuppa Covfefe

They helped programmers too… not to mention the fabled Snoopy Calendars from way back when, printed on 11×17 greenbar (or the back, if you didn’t want the bars…)…..

cthulhu

Speaking of losing track of time, the real time clock on the 8.1 laptop was saying a random time in 2019. If it’s got a coin battery, it may need replacing…..but it seems like it has some capacitative pseudo-battery that may run off the main Li-ion. Somewhat amusingly, I dropped it into a command line to set the date and time.

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

My laptop’s clock gains about ten (or even twelve) seconds every minute. When it’s online, it actually runs a cron job every minute to correct the clock.

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cthulhu

Are you overclocking it?

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

Nope.

It’s old enough the battery could well be dead.

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cthulhu

I’d probably search to see how awful changing the battery might be. With my collection of older crud, I’ve changed quite a few batteries.

cthulhu
kalbokalbs

I’ve been scanning stuff and getting rid of paper copies…

Yea. NC calling…🤓

barkerjim

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cthulhu

Pretty close, though I’ve long since given up CRTs for flatscreens….

WSB

I gave up that very same headgear for Lent.

Valerie Curren

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I believe this is someone attempting to “validate” a flat earth view with scripture

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https://gab.com/tseeker/posts/112107253377982803

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

I don’t know if you read my comment to Gail yesterday, where I talked about the differences between ancient flat earth and today’s brand of flat earth. Today’s is dumber.

I do see the verses cited as signs that the writers of those verses thought the Earth was flat. But judging from the illustration, the people who made the graphic are going with Today’s Flat Earth; there’s no mechanism for the sun to drop below the horizon.

Valerie Curren

I’m sorry I missed you conversation with Gail on that, but that’s a nice catch. Here’s another graphic that seems to be claiming credibility by having multiple “religions” or societies buying in to the concepts, fwiw…

well, I saw it a few minutes ago but it’s disappeared, if I see it again I’ll copy it to you in another reply if this one is no longer editable 🙂

Cuppa Covfefe

All of this crap about flat earth makes us look stupid. It’s a waste of time, effort, and intelligence to even address it, let alone show any respect for the inherent heresy…

pgroup2

A serious comment from YOU????

Pigs must be flying somewhere.

 😍 

Cuppa Covfefe

Ready to be made into bacon 🙂

Valerie Curren

Perhaps, but since we’ve discussed it here a number of times it’s not out of bounds. I don’t get why people buy into it &also find it unsettling when they are using scripture to justify their erroneous thinking.

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

We do have one semi-regular poster who seems to have bought into it. And at least one other person who used to be here but now posts only at Marica’s.

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pgroup2

That can’t be me – I am regular every day.  😂 

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

Hmm…multiple ways to interpret that. I’ll pick one at random, no you’re highly irregular in many ways.

But you do come here regularly, and I wasn’t thinking of you.

Cuppa Covfefe

Thanks to Senekot 😆
(or was that linseed 🙂 )…

para59r

We’ll hopefully he doesn’t have to stop by today. No sense upsetting his theories more than happened last.

In the meantime posted an interesting vid above which might explain the roots of the confusion.

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

Last I saw he was sure it was true largely because the government says it’s not.

Granted under normal circumstances that actually WOULD be strong evidence…

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Valerie Curren

I forgot about that. I guess, as always, it’s different strokes for different folks 🙂

GA/FL

Bible also refers to ‘four corners of the earth’
https://www.gotquestions.org/corners-of-the-earth.html

Valerie Curren

TY for this, which gives a nice treatment to the topic, ending w/ this:

Skeptics have argued that expressions like corners of the earth prove that the Scriptures depict a flat or square earth. But the Bible’s use of this idiomatic phrase was never intended to mean that the earth has literal, squared-off corners. The writers of the Bible used figures of speech just like we do today. Shakespeare wrote, “All the world desires her; / From the four corners of the earth they come, / To kiss this shrine, this mortal-breathing saint” (The Merchant of Venice, II:vii), but no one assumes that The Bard believed in a flat earth. We understand his use of poetic descriptions.

All languages have idioms. When we say we have “the best of both worlds,” we refer to enjoying “an ideal situation” and not “two worlds.” When poetic portions of the Bible speak of “the corners of the earth,” they refer to the entire world.

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

Which is fine.

But just as bad as the people who hold the Bible to such literal standards in order to diss it, are those who believe it’s inerrant, take it literally, and insist (on reading the four corners phrase) that since it’s inerrant, the world must be flat. Despite all the evidence that it is not. And a host of other issues too.

Valerie Curren

There are multiple passages in Scripture where literary terms are used & it can be quite confusing to take them literally. Though I don’t dig into original languages in every instance, but I do keep in the back of my mind “a thousand years is as a day and a day is as a thousand years” so that recognizing that choosing a superficial, literal reading of Scripture may very well mean one is erroneous in their understanding. Approaching Scripture with humility is always in order, imo 🙂

para59r

Perhaps India confused everyone… (on purpose)
While not in full agreement with this vid that emphasis Puranic times, it’s just like Rishis to purposefully confuse people in the process of wowing them.

Valerie Curren

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GA/FL

AMEN!!!

Valerie Curren

OK so I haven’t looked at Gab much lately but LOL

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Why don’t we get based commercials like this?

https://gab.com/BrandoUC/posts/112114225288205676

pgroup2

OMG – that’s funny!!!!

Valerie Curren

Yes 🙂

Valerie Curren

explaining Hunter?

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Just heard a great point about Hunter. Cokeheads are not exhibitionists. They’re extremely paranoid. The constant selfies is indicative of not coke but abuse. He’s hyper sexualised from being molested as a kid.

http://bidendiary.com
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https://gab.com/GavinMcInnes/posts/112114221737534811

Aubergine

I would agree with the above statement.

I also said at the time that leaving that laptop behind was a conscious or unconscious cry for help.

mollypitcher5

Totally agree

Valerie Curren

So he actually Wants his dad to be caught & someone to bail him (Hunter) out of the prison his family has created for his soul? He’s a victim as well as a victimizer 🙁

RAC

Ukraito lost a lot of it’s electricity supply over night, generation not transmission.
Damage reportedly not repairable in the foreseeable future.
https://t.me/s/intelslava

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Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Bernie Goetz for the win.

The liberals HATED him.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1984_New_York_City_Subway_shooting

My lesson? KNOW THE LAWS OF SELF-DEFENSE AND OBEY THEM.

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

I personally thought he would have made an excellent attorney general. Or District Attorney.

para59r

Texas needs to stand firm on this one. Black Rock has been given well over a year to shape up where it concerns ESG and have chosen not to while they keep playing their cheap WEF game.

Valerie Curren

Seeing Anyone push back against the Black Rock behemoth is an encouraging thing!

Valerie Curren
eilert

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Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

I like it. I will gladly donate if this gets clearance.

eilert

PAVACA

THE FDA IS LYING.

The TRUTH is that, AS OF 29 FEBRUARY 2024, the FDA / NIH is STILL “not recommending” the use of Ivermectin to treat COVID-19 cases.

IN FACT, the “FINAL DIRECTIVES” document by the FDA / NIH regarding treating COVID-19 cases WAS ISSUED ON 29 FEBRUARY 2024. The directives will remain online until 16 August 2024, WHEN THE WEBSITE WILL BE SHUT DOWN. THE FDA IS A DEPARTMENT OF NIH.

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Here is the NIH website regarding COVID-19 treatment guidelines:
http://www.covid19treatmentguidelines.nih.gov/about-the-guidelines/whats-new/

Here are the FINAL GUIDELINES:
https://files.covid19treatmentguidelines.nih.gov/guidelines/covid19treatmentguidelines.pdf

AND HERE IS A SCREENSHOT OF PAGE 371 OF THE ABOVE PDF. The download is from 22 March 2024. The ACTUAL guidelines date back to DECEMBER 2023:

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At the bottom of page 371, it says:
“Downloaded from https://www.covid19treatmentguidelines.nih.gov on 3/22/2024″

Bottom Line here, IMO:
The FDA agreed to remove the “social media posts” and the “consumer directives”, BUT IS KEEPING THE OFFICIAL RECOMMENDATION AGAINST USING IVM TO TREAT COVID-19. IT’S THE OFFICIAL RECOMMENDATION THAT DOCTORS AND HOSPITALS WILL GO WITH.

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pat frederick

GA/FL

That is exactly what the Demon-rat practice of lawfare is all about!

Valerie Curren

Here’s the rest of the tweet

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Tom Finnell

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Democrat donor and Obama friend Don Peebles said just now on Neil Cavuto that the Letitia James fraud judgement will be vacated on appeal and the only reason she is doing it is to cause Trump the maximum amount of pain before it reaches the Supreme Court.
He noted that if she was confident in her case, she would not need a bond, as Trump is not a flight risk.
https://foxnews.com/video/6349410051112…
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WSB

Letitia had better be ready for the boomerang.

pat frederick

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Cuppa Covfefe

Yep. Hope she’s taking that with a veeeerrrryyy long telephoto (say, a Canon L lens)…

pat frederick

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pat frederick

haven’t seen any confirmation on this yet–still looking

Rusty Britches
March 22, 2024 9:41 am

President Trump said in an email this morning that he has the money, The whole amount and now James has to go back to Weschester and take her dirty hands off of his property and his Mar o largo and she will be spitting nails about 7 am this morning when she finds out that she is nothing but a clown and should have never brought this case.
its funny, She should have known that President Trump would never let anyone take what he has worked so hard far and
he just made her look like the fool that she already is and may the good lord bless him today and that merger go threw and he is put on the stock market Thank YOU lord for all your blessing this week We appreciate all that you have done for
President Trump .

pat frederick

citizen free press has picked this up–but it’s a reiteration of the meme. and FOX has it too…instead of meme form, their article says …”Trump said” and then they repeat the things in the meme as well…

pgroup2