Tues. Nov. 24, 2020 – a literal dumpster fire…

Cool and overcast, some chance of rain.

Like yesterday.  Only cooler.  Maybe.

Hid in the house all day.   Didn’t feel good.  Can’t go back to bed, as then my neck and back get messed up.  Did a tiny bit of work.  Cooked dinner and made bread.

The title is about what I passed on my way home the other day… the loony bin up the road had a fire in their dumpster.  I’ve never seen that before outside of a meme.  Yea me!  Now my 2020 is complete.

Nothing I’ve seen suggests that things are going to be better in 2021, except possibly we’ll have an effective and safe vaccine.  I’ll let the other guys go first on that one… and wait until we’ve seen what happens with pregnant women and kids before making up my mind.

I’m ready to stay home for a while if they start to mandate things like papers to move around.  Shortly after that the roundups starts, so I’ll be getting ready.  History might not repeat but it rhymes, and we’ve heard this tune before.  If old hoof in mouth Joe gets into the Whitehouse, which do you think will come first, the modern yellow star, movement passes, or midnight raids?  There will be calls for gun registration and confiscation too.  The AR pistols will be first.  “Shockwave” style shotguns too.

This time around, the populace is armed, but this time around, the panopticon sees all.

I think I’ll go long on road flares, soap flakes*, and bottles.

Keep stacking.  Figure out how to keep your head down, and what side you’ll take.  You may try to stay neutral, but I don’t think circumstances will let you.

nick

*I’ve heard styrofoam is good too.

 

Author: Nick Flandrey

Mid 50s, stay at home dad, with two elementary school age girls. Love my family and my life.

76 thoughts on “Tues. Nov. 24, 2020 – a literal dumpster fire…”

  1. Once the tub is in I’ll put up the Kerdi board and see if I learned enough from YouTube to put white subway tile up for the surround.

    I had a pro in to regrout in our kids bathroom recently. The end result made me glad we spent the money rather than me continuing to just patch it as necessary.

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  2. If old hoof in mouth Joe gets into the Whitehouse, which do you think will come first, the modern yellow star, movement passes, or midnight raids?

    Executive orders on DACA, CAFE, and reinstating the Obamacare penalties.

    A bailout for the states might happen before the 25th Amendment drama starts, but, unless both GA Senate seats turn, that’s unlikely. At a minimum, rural GA won’t send Raphael Warnock to the Senate, and the Atlanta Dem suburban swing voter females don’t necessarily see Loeffler’s insider trading as a problem because they would have done the exact same thing in her position.

    “She worked hard for that money.”

    Ossoff may squeak by, but the old school anti-semitism dies hard in GA. Regardless, you can thank the Libertarians for that situation.

    Even if he has full-on dementia, Hoof in Mouth’s family won’t go quietly into the night once he’s sworn into office, starting with “Dr.” Jill Biden. 25th Amendment talk will consume the Spring/Summer.

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  3. Keep stacking.

    Clorox is shipping one million canisters a day of disinfecting wipes and mostly the store shelves remain empty – though some appear to be available at marked up prices over at Big River.

  4. About two weeks ago my wife was able to order clorox wipes for curbside pickup from Target. Then they were gone again.

    I’m still using some from March, every time I get back into my truck I clean my hands and forearms with them.

    n

  5. I’ve been able to buy Clorox wipes at Costco on weekdays when they open. They go quickly!

    They don’t have any on the weekend.

  6. Clorox is shipping one million canisters a day of disinfecting wipes and mostly the store shelves remain empty – though some appear to be available at marked up prices over at Big River.

    Arbitrage. Plus, some states have anti-gouging laws originally intended for hurricane recovery which make margins tight for a retailer stocking in-demand items where the shortage lasts more than a few weeks.

    We haven’t seen Formula 409 in a store since March.

  7. I’ve too bought wipes at Wally World NM but they are often out, especially the last two weeks. We have plenty but as I remind my wife a paper towel and AB spray work as well. A rag and bleech solution can get by but lack convenience.

  8. Subbing again today. Several teachers out so I am having to do double duty, without double pay.

    One teacher has two classes, 2nd period and 5th period. So I am the art teacher 1st period, the other teacher the 2nd period, 3rd and 4th period back in art, 5th period back to the class I was supposed to sub. I have no idea what they are doing for art for 5th period. Really don’t care as it is a crappy bunch of students. Same class I had issue with the student that got thrown out.

    No classes tomorrow, school closed. Next week is entirely virtual. Friday’s have always been virtual.

    Between virtual learning, contact tracing keeping kids in quarantine, teachers in quarantine (some for 21 days), this is going to be the year where the students have learned nothing, done nothing.

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  9. Between virtual learning, contact tracing keeping kids in quarantine, teachers in quarantine (some for 21 days), this is going to be the year where the students have learned nothing, done nothing.

    So, standard Common Core, No Child Gets Ahead, Billy Gates education, etc.?

    LET THE HEELING AND NON-LEARNING CONTINUE!

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  10. “this is going to be the year where the students have learned nothing, done nothing. ”

    –when you outsource something you are at the mercy of the providers. If the kids learn nothing it will be partly the parents’ fault. We fight against it, but the kids are already poisoned with the idea that learning can only happen in a school building, and only from the teachers there. It’s only gotten worse and I have trouble fighting it and my kids respect me.

    n


  11. Between virtual learning, contact tracing keeping kids in quarantine, teachers in quarantine (some for 21 days), this is going to be the year where the students have learned nothing, done nothing.

    If public schools don’t teach anything and can’t even perform the daycare function, why have them? The question is rhetorical and NOT critical of Mr. Ray. If I conceived a new paradigm, I could generate Gates or Musk wealth. Wish I had an answer.

  12. If public schools don’t teach anything and can’t even perform the daycare function, why have them?

    HOK can only build so many pro and college football stadiums. High schools are the growth market, and they haven’t even begun to tap middle schools.


  13. The question is rhetorical and NOT critical of Mr. Ray

    Point taken. For many classes I am little more than a baby sitter. It is amazing the number of flat out stupid kids. “My Chromebook battery is dead, I can’t do my assignment.” Then find an outlet and plug in the charger. “I forgot my charger”. Then borrow one or go to the office and get a charger. “Oh yeh, I did not think of that.” Sometimes I think they are just yanking my chain.

    Anyway, minimum wage job. Not given the resources that teachers have. No access to Google Classroom. No access to WiFi (I stole the password I am using). No idea what the teachers have assigned. Have no idea where stuff is located in the classroom. Schedules change without informing the subs. I am not putting a lot of effort into what I am doing in the classroom.

    I wish I could do more. I don’t want to affect the teacher’s lesson plan. I do know that there are a lot of uneducated students coming out of the system. Mostly just memorized stuff. No ability to think, to research, to evaluate, to estimate, to comprehend. Teach to the standardized test answers, the rest does not matter.

    An entire generation, wasted.

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  14. Once the tub is in I’ll put up the Kerdi board and see if I learned enough from YouTube to put white subway tile up for the surround.

    I had a pro in to regrout in our kids bathroom recently. The end result made me glad we spent the money rather than me continuing to just patch it as necessary.

    They make it look so easy, don’t they ?

  15. If public schools don’t teach anything and can’t even perform the daycare function, why have them?

    You aren’t listening. To pay teachers and administrators and their unions and their pensions. (so they can all pay to elect democrats that give them more money)

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  16. Windy today here in the Olympic Peninsula. And the power died a bit ago – the usual wind -> trees -> power line. Suspect a 4 hour outage, but crews are responding.

    Generator works. Essential power in house enabled. Wife watching DirecTV recorded movies (Christmas-themed; she has many that she has recorded). Internet works (suspect local Wave Broadband ‘house’ is on generator).

    No stress. Will need to refill one gas can later today; have full tank in generator, and full 5 gal can ready, but suspect it won’t be needed.

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  17. Keep stacking.

    Clorox is shipping one million canisters a day of disinfecting wipes and mostly the store shelves remain empty – though some appear to be available at marked up prices over at Big River.

    There are 8 billion people in this world. Everyone has to have at least a dozen containers. That is 8,000,000,000 people / 1,000,000 canisters/day * 12 canisters/person = 96,000 days to meet the stacking demand. Not gonna happen.

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  18. House reno mantra today…
    Do something hard, take a break, drink water. Do something hard, take a break, drink water. In the middle of doing something hard, take a leak, go back to working…

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  19. No classes tomorrow, school closed. Next week is entirely virtual. Friday’s have always been virtual.

    Between virtual learning, contact tracing keeping kids in quarantine, teachers in quarantine (some for 21 days), this is going to be the year where the students have learned nothing, done nothing.

    Our schools are closed this entire week. Not sure when this entire week off happened, we were told in school that we were lucky to get Thursday and Friday off back in the 1960s and 70s.

    One of my employees wife is a school teacher. Her teaching partner got the covid and came to school for a week sick. Now his wife is under quarantine for two weeks. She has not tested yet and feels fine. She is quarantining in their bedroom at home so nobody goes in their bedroom. He is unhappy.

  20. If public schools don’t teach anything and can’t even perform the daycare function, why have them?

    HOK can only build so many pro and college football stadiums. High schools are the growth market, and they haven’t even begun to tap middle schools.

    Ain’t gonna happen here. The stadium and natatorium bond proposals failed. Only the new $150 million high school for 2,000 kids and the four new elementary schools bonds passed.

  21. So, am I the only person here who thinks that the covid vaccines would be a few years off if Hillbeast was in charge now ?

    Of course, we might not have the covid if the Hillbeast was in charge since I think that the covid is a conspiracy between the dum-bro-crats and the Chinese.

    I can hardly wait for Beijing Joe to mess up the vaccines when he is put in charge. I wonder where Hunter is ?

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  22. An entire generation, wasted.

    My 60’s experience with public school was wider than most. We moved states every couple years, sometimes mid-year. Military brats were the only kids that moved more often than I.

    Only really bit me once. The mid-year move caught me not knowing how to “borrow” for subtraction, but my new classmates had already covered that. My fix for the sample problems involved my “invention” of negative numbers, the existence of which was categorically denied. Discouraging when they were presented a year or two later.

    Other rules and styles of admin gave me an unfavorable attitude of the silliness of the systems. I read a lot and widely to cope and to keep my head down.

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  23. They make it look so easy, don’t they ?

    As I’ve metioned before, the people who made the Flex Seal boat for the late night commercial are genuinely talented craftsmen/women. Just patching the hole where the soap dish fell off the wall of my kids shower resulted in both my hands getting covered in that goop.

  24. Ain’t gonna happen here. The stadium and natatorium bond proposals failed. Only the new $150 million high school for 2,000 kids and the four new elementary schools bonds passed.

    Look for a special election soon, maybe in the Spring. The local ISD tried one on a Saturday about four years ago, but enough people got wise that the bonds, funding “wish list” projects went nowhere.

    The H1B neighborhood got a new high school in the “bare minimum” bond election two years ago, but that will probably end up half utilized like their middle school down the street. Construction hasn’t even broken ground, but “No Trespassing” signs are up.


  25. She is quarantining in their bedroom at home so nobody goes in their bedroom. He is unhappy.

    Some husbands would be very happy.

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  26. “Didn’t We Learn This Lesson 400 Years Ago?”
    https://www.sovereignman.com/trends/didnt-we-learn-this-lesson-400-years-ago-29499/

    “Exactly 400 years ago, 102 Pilgrims were staring down what promised to be a brutal winter, after first coming to shore, and setting up a tiny village in Plymouth, Massachusetts.”

    “The industrious, God-fearing Pilgrims decided to pull together and pool their resources and efforts to better survive winter. They created a commune, and elected a Governor to call the shots.”

    “By the spring of 1621, half of the Pilgrims had died from starvation, disease, and exposure.”

  27. I’m ready to stay home for a while if they start to mandate things like papers to move around. Shortly after that the roundups starts, so I’ll be getting ready. History might not repeat but it rhymes, and we’ve heard this tune before. If old hoof in mouth Joe gets into the Whitehouse, which do you think will come first, the modern yellow star, movement passes, or midnight raids? There will be calls for gun registration and confiscation too. The AR pistols will be first. “Shockwave” style shotguns too.

    “The Great Relocation: Americans Are Relocating By The Millions Because They Can Feel What Is Coming”
    https://www.zerohedge.com/personal-finance/great-relocation-americans-are-relocating-millions-because-they-can-feel-what

    “This is a really odd time to be having a “housing boom”. We are in the middle of the worst public health crisis in 100 years, endless civil unrest has been ravaging many of our largest cities, and we are experiencing the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression of the 1930s. But even though more than 70 million Americans have filed new claims for unemployment benefits this year, home sales are absolutely rocking. How in the world is this possible?”

    “Well, this phenomenon is actually quite easy to explain. As our society comes apart at the seams all around us, vast numbers of Americans are seeking greener pastures. According to ABC News, the chaotic events of 2020 have caused “millions of Americans” to relocate. In New York City alone, more than 300,000 former residents have permanently moved to new addresses.”

    I want to move our home and our business 50 miles west now to El Campo, Texas.

    I can see our new dum-bro-crat sheriff in Fort Bend County going door to door and seizing guns, then food.

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  28. I can see our new dum-bro-crat sheriff in Fort Bend County going door to door and seizing guns, then food.

    Are you sure El Campo didn’t go Dem for Sheriff? Williamson County voted that way and went for MJ Hegar in the Senate.

  29. “In the middle of doing something hard, take a leak, go back to working…”

    —HAH!!! You KNOW you’re busy when you realize the only break you had was when you were sitting on the pot!

    WRT school, the teachers put out what is required. The state is so far up the school district’s colon that we had to become a “District of Innovation” to get the freedom to get exempted from some of the state rules. Anyone want to guess what hugely innovative changes we made??

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    We just RE-approved the FIVE we’ve made so far– change in start time for the year, change in start time for school days, change in attendance days required IF the student has good grades and passes the test, change in what we are allowed to pay teachers, and I can’t remember the last off the top of my head but it was along the same lines.

    Some real innovation there.

    Every year they create all their in-classroom teaching aids from scratch. Every year they redo their curriculum/syllabus from scratch. Every year they spend at least 3 days decorating notice boards in hallways.

    They’ve layered SEL on top of everything else, starting last year and without any discussion AT ALL.

    Half our schools are failing reading, the other half are maxed on test scores. What’s the difference? genetics and economics. and FWIW, we don’t have ANY schools in the district that are majority white.

    The teachers are learning everything at at least 2 removes. They don’t learn to do math, they learn about how to learn a SYSTEM of math. More than half the ‘systems’ are the unvetted result of some PhD thesis and are completely novel. They keep inventing jargon and get farther and farther from common english every year. (I first came across the word “operationalize” in a mission statement for the Atlanta school district. Now I see that abomination in far too many places.)

    /rant

    I have been moving stuff around and half@ssing helping my wife get ready to install a range hood. She got a bug to repaint the kitchen ceiling, realized that we were going to need to patch a downlight hole and cut holes for the new range hood. So that optional project just got bumped up MY list too.

    joy.

    n

  30. I can see our new dum-bro-crat sheriff in Fort Bend County going door to door and seizing guns, then food.

    Are you sure El Campo didn’t go Dem for Sheriff? Williamson County voted that way and went for MJ Hegar in the Senate.

    Wharton County is outside the liberal rot that is Harris County and Fort Bend County. 71% for Trump and John Cornyn. No dum-bro-crat even bothered to run for sheriff in Wharton County.
    http://www.co.wharton.tx.us/upload/page/7010/docs/Reports/ED%20files/BBM-EV-ED.pdf

  31. “Delingpole: The Green Agenda IS the Great Reset”
    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/11/24/the-green-agenda-is-the-great-reset/

    “The green agenda IS the Great Reset.”

    “One of the few political leaders who gets this is President Donald Trump.”

    “On Sunday he warned in a video statement from the White House to the Group of 20 summit hosted by Saudi Arabia that the Paris Climate Agreement was ‘not designed to save the environment. It was designed to kill the economy.’”

    I am trying to imagine the USA with an order of magnitude less economy. $20 trillion down to $2 trillion. All self induced.

    I cannot imagine that level of change. It is too much change and heartbreak.

    Just imagine, a carbon tax of $10/gallon on gasoline, diesel, and natural gas. It starts at a dollar per gallon and doubles every year. I fully expect Biden to mandate this as an executive order as part of the Clean Air Act, a tax. There is precedent for this in the SCOTUS decision about Obamacare.

    Hat tip to:
    https://thelibertydaily.com/

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  32. Range hood? I want to replace mine. It’s a cheapo thing, they still make them.

    I want to vent through the wall, like in an RV. Up through the cupboard is off of the table. I don’t have a lot of cabinet space in this crappy kitchen and losing most of what is above the range hood is not acceptable.

    It seems I should be able to find a 30″ wide through the wall with 3 or 4 inch by 7 or 9 inch square duct. The square duct, not a round pipe.

    No luck on Lowes or Home Depot. Or maybe I’m not searching correctly.

  33. Our stove is in an island. It had a fairly ineffective downdraft system that died. I picked up a nice ‘over the island’ range hood at an estate sale some time ago. Suddenly, despite all the half done other projects, we’re cutting holes in the ceiling, spackling, doing electrical, etc.

    All before she can paint the ceiling which was the driver. Because reasons. Painting ceilings is so far down my list you can’t see it from here.

    n

    (and you see what I mean about my projects being fractal? to paint the ceiling the hood needs to be installed. The hood needs a vent to the outside – had the roofing guy do that when he did the roof. Because the vent hood is in the middle of a joist it all becomes more complicated. And a can light needs to come out or it will be only a few inches from the hood. Which means drywall repair. Then after all that’s done, I get to put the insulation down in the attic.)


  34. In the middle of doing something hard, take a leak, go back to working…

    take another leak, go back to working, take another leak, go back to working, take another leak (curse your prostate), go back to work…

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  35. “May Issue always ends up Shall Be Corrupt.”
    https://gunfreezone.net/may-issue-always-ends-up-shall-be-corrupt/

    “A grand jury has issued two indictments​ charging the Santa Clara County Undersheriff, a previously indicted sheriff’s captain, a local business owner, and the head of Global Security for Apple, Inc. with bribery.”

    “Undersheriff Rick Sung, 48, and Captain James Jensen, 43, are accused of requesting bribes for concealed firearms (CCW) licenses, while insurance broker Harpreet Chadha, 49, and Apple’s Chief Security Officer Thomas Moyer, 50, are accused of offering bribes to get them.”

    I wish that I was surprised.

    Wow, the bribe was 200 Apple iPads.
    https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/23/tech/apple-thomas-moyer-bribery-indictment/index.html

  36. The hood needs a vent to the outside – had the roofing guy do that when he did the roof.

    Our rental in Vantucky vented the range hood out cleverly hidden vents where the cabinets above met the ceiling. I have no idea if that was legal/code and whether the landlords did it after the fact.

    The house was divorce settlement money from the first marriage for the female half of the landlord couple. Everything was done *her* way or the highway, including paint schemes which were way too dark for the already gloomy winters and half-a**ed closet organizer installations which I rebuilt properly on the sly with drywall anchors.

    The kicker was that we had to surrender half our deposit, $700k, for repairs, including stains on the ceiling near the range hood vents. My wife actually cooked in that kitchen. Imagine!

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  37. Sweden admits it is seeing no sign of herd immunity slowing the spread of Covid-19 as number of cases soars

    As of Tuesday, Sweden has registered 17,265 new coronavirus cases since Friday
    Its death rate per-capita is several times higher than its Nordic neighbour’s
    Sweden’s healthcare watchdog condemned the way elderly have been treated
    The IVO noted how some elderly people were left to die without a medical exam

    –ruh roh

    n

  38. Surely not $700K…

    No. Thanks. $700. I erased the part about the landlord selling the house for $550k only 20 days after we left for points east.

  39. Woke media outlet tries to make a funny video about white stereotypes and it’s the most racist thing you’ll watch today

    If the article itself is TL;DR, here’s the video.

    If the views of the people in the video are representative of American blacks (I refuse to capitalize the b-word) then a race war is likely inevitable. And, irony of ironies, ISTM that many of the “blacks” in the video have a LOT of cream in their coffee, so to speak.

    It is to weep.

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  40. take another leak (curse your prostate)

    Huh. I guess I’m old enough for the prostate thing to start kicking in. I don’t know, not real interested in having a female nurse practitioner OR a male doctor prodding around. Call me shy about being nekid around strangers.

    I’ve always figured “too much beer”. Or too much iced tea.


  41. *I’ve heard styrofoam is good too.

    Well. Having used styrofoam cups to hold gasoline…. and the cups melt…

    Yeah, soap flakes, styrofoam, whatever works to make the gasoline “sticky and clingy”.

    Oh, and booze in styrofoam cups is not a good thing.

  42. Holy crow that video was, well, I wonder where they were when they grabbed those people for the taping.

    If blax could be racisss then I’d say it was pretty racist to say almost every one of those things. But of course they CAN’T be racist, because ‘reasons’ and the color of their skin.

    Imagine asking ‘what are black people superior at’ and getting —
    -stealing stuff (appropriation, colonization when whites do it)
    -lying (gaslighting, etc from the video)
    -violence
    -etc

    I wonder what it would be called when Gengis Khan took over most of asia and europe?
    -I bet it was racist colonization
    I wonder what it was called in zimbabwee, or whereever the zulus were?

    and yeah, massa dipped his wick in the gene pool of more than one of those interviewees.

    n


  43. I don’t know, not real interested in having a female nurse practitioner OR a male doctor prodding around

    Modesty goes the way of the Dodo when dealing with kidney stones. Removal, in my case, was through the penis. Hard telling how many were involved or the gender. After recovery I was required to discharge 100 ml of very bloody urine. Nurse came in to watch more than once.

    A week later when the stent was removed, it was removed the same way. Anesthesia is inserted in the urethra, done by a young female nurse. I just looked away. At least she didn’t laugh.

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  44. Holy crow that video was, well, I wonder where they were when they grabbed those people for the taping.

    College campus. Big state school. Students and staff members.

    Everyone had the weird campus combination of being well spoken but somewhat ignorant. No ebonics.

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  45. @Ray

    An entire generation, wasted.

    No, many generations prior and many to come. More tomorrow.

    Oh well, for now: Thomas Edison was kicked out for being “undeucable” and Isaac Newton was not admitted to Oxford because he was of the wrong religion. Today’s educational systems are just as bad and I see no improvement forthcoming.

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  46. For some interesting information:

    https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2020/11/spacex-starlink-questions-answered-wider-beta-soon-no-plan-for-data-caps/

    “Noting that the Starlink dish uses about 100 watts of power, one user asked if that will be reduced to allow more usage scenarios that require portable power supplies, such as on a sailboat. Power reduction is “a key item we are focusing on for the future,” the Starlink team said.”

    That is a lot of power.

    “The Starlink team also answered a question about how the dish locates satellites. The dish “is able to electronically scan the sky in a matter of milliseconds and lock into the satellite overhead, even though it’s traveling 17,500 mph overhead,” DishyMcFlatface answered. “When it detects a satellite, the Starlink hones in on its position and makes a request to join the Internet. After that, the dish is able to download a schedule of which satellites to talk to next and with that it can point right at the satellites when the time comes.””

    That is a lot of computing for a satellite experience that lasts a very short time, maybe a minute ???

  47. I don’t know, not real interested in having a female nurse practitioner OR a male doctor prodding around

    Modesty goes the way of the Dodo when dealing with kidney stones. Removal, in my case, was through the penis. Hard telling how many were involved or the gender. After recovery I was required to discharge 100 ml of very bloody urine. Nurse came in to watch more than once.

    A week later when the stent was removed, it was removed the same way. Anesthesia is inserted in the urethra, done by a young female nurse. I just looked away. At least she didn’t laugh.

    Try heart surgery when they stick four, yes FOUR, catheters up the veins in your groin. I wake up in recovery and a nurse has chunks of my groin in her fists. “Ma’am, that hurts.” “Yes, I am sure it does but I need to stop the bleeding.”. “How much longer ?” “I have been holding the incisions closed for 20 minutes now.”. “Oh.” I passed out again, when I came to she was gone and had duct taped my groin together. I was more concerned then that I was coughing up blood from my severely ripped uvula.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palatine_uvula

  48. I don’t know, not real interested in having a female nurse practitioner OR a male doctor prodding around

    Modesty goes the way of the Dodo when dealing with kidney stones. Removal, in my case, was through the penis. Hard telling how many were involved or the gender. After recovery I was required to discharge 100 ml of very bloody urine. Nurse came in to watch more than once.

    A week later when the stent was removed, it was removed the same way. Anesthesia is inserted in the urethra, done by a young female nurse. I just looked away. At least she didn’t laugh.

    My Dad just got his five year checkup for bladder cancer. They examine and treat the bladder through the penis. I went in one time and he had two half inch tubes running into his penis which they were running a solution through. For two days ! And his oncologist is a lady doctor. But, he is still alive and still has his bladder, the one inch tumor is long gone.

  49. “Last-minute software update in Georgia by Dominion’s Eric Coomer did NOT receive adequate security testing”
    https://noqreport.com/2020/11/24/last-minute-software-update-in-georgia-by-dominions-eric-coomer-did-not-receive-adequate-security-testing/

    “Attorneys’ claims of security risks 12-days before voting began were blown off by Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.”

    Sure, install untested software updates on the vote tabulating machines just 12 days before an election. Why not ?

    Hat tip to:
    https://thelibertydaily.com/

  50. Years ago an anecdote from Jerry Pounelle made me start digging into global warming. The deeper I got, the more horrified I became at the wholesale abuse of science.

    It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the data, but the fact is that there isn’t anything too complicated about the mathematics, just big datasets and lots of acronyms.

    Today at WUWT:
    The U.S. National Temperature Index, is it based on data? Or corrections?
    Andy May / 4 hours ago November 24, 2020

    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/11/24/the-u-s-national-temperature-index-is-it-based-on-data-or-corrections/

    The entire thing is well-worth reading, but the real takeaway is Figure 4 and the comment: “Figure 4 shows the actual measurements from the stations, these are not anomalies and the data are not gridded. The raw data shows CONUS is cooling by 0.3°C per century, while the corrected data shows CONUS is warming by 0.3°C degrees per century. These lines, like all the fitted lines in this post, are Excel least squares trend lines. The lines are merely to identify the most likely linear trend in the data, thus the R2 is irrelevant, we are not trying to demonstrate linearity.”

    The similarities between this bit of chicanery and the voting manipulation in the current election are many.

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  51. “‘First You Blame White People, Now You Blame Us!?’ Asian Parents Revolt Over End of Meritocracy in CA”
    http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=61928

    “Asian parents in California are furious their children’s top-performing schools are being forced to scrap their merit-based admissions process in favor of a “diversity lotto” system.”

    I do not understand why the Asians blindly support the dum-bro-crats when they are being blatantly persecuted by them.

    Hat tip to:
    https://thelibertydaily.com/

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  52. House reno mantra today…
    Do something hard, take a break, drink water. Do something hard, take a break, drink water. In the middle of doing something hard, take a leak, go back to working…

    LOL! As my grandfather used to say: “Water and de-water!”

  53. anyone here know anything about pokemon cards?? Like where to go to get some looked at? the difference grading makes in value, etc?

    Because I’m looking thru this binder of over 400 cards and there is a – Machamp – 8/102 – Holo 1st Edition.

    There are lots of “shadowless holos” english and japanese cards, about 1 in 15 is a 1st…

    And I’m beginning to think I need professional help.

    n


  54. First You Blame White People, Now You Blame Us!?

    Break out the tiny violins. I’ve heard both Chinese and Indians cheer on the “taking down” of whites in America. Smaller slice of the pie for whites means a bigger slice for their own kids, right? To hell with them.


  55. And I’m beginning to think I need professional help.

    Drive to Vegas and take them to Gold & Silver Pawn Shop (Pawn Stars). Ask for $1,000,000 and see what they counter with. Ask for Chumlee.

  56. I do not understand why the Asians blindly support the dum-bro-crats when they are being blatantly persecuted by them.

    With my in-laws around my age, paying lip service to supporting the Prog agenda is what American pop culture defines as “smart”.


  57. start digging into global warming. The deeper I got, the more horrified I became at the wholesale abuse of science.

    It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the data, but the fact is that there isn’t anything too complicated

    You don’t need any science or mathematics to know that they’re lying. All you need to know is people. Watch what the warmenists do compared to what they say. Compare the prescriptions for global warming to the prescriptions for global cooling, overpopulation, ozone holes, peak oil, peak food, fishery collapse, and even the growth of the stinkin’ Sahara Desert.


  58. And I’m beginning to think I need professional help.

    The first step is admitting it…

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  59. The Lame Stream Media is crowing over Plugs’ cabinet picks. “It’s like the Avengers line up.” LOL. I got your healin’ right here, chumps. C’mon, man, accept it or I’ll take you behind the gym for a beating.

    The same carbuncles from Obola’s reign. Money grubbing grifters and chickenhawks. How long before they start monkeying around in the ME, Sand, and Suck? Gotta have a war going at all times. Plugs’ proposed a $200 tax on all “assault” rifles and “high capacity” mags. Fcuk him. Climate tax, free shit, all the trimmings of a commie pinko bastard regime.

    LET THE HEELING AND GRIFTING BEGIN! (plugs jr doesn’t even have to hide at this point)

  60. Drive to Vegas and take them to Gold & Silver Pawn Shop (Pawn Stars). Ask for $1,000,000 and see what they counter with. Ask for Chumlee.

    They’ve had some Pokemon cards on the show recently, but I don’t pay a lot of attention to those things. I cut the cable cord about a year ago, and watching “Pawn Stars” means messing with Sling.

  61. Plugs’ proposed a $200 tax on all “assault” rifles and “high capacity” mags.

    You know, if you have an AR or five, and a few dozen high capacity mags, at $200 each you are talking about some serious money. And those mags do not have serial numbers on them.

    And if you add in pistol mags over 10 rounds and Ruger 10-22 mags, I have a LOT of those.

    I so need to bury about 90% of my guns, mags, and ammo.


  62. I so need to bury about 90% of my guns, mags, and ammo.

    And then what? Dig them up after ?

    “And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?… The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If…if…We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation…. We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”

    ― Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn , The Gulag Archipelago 1918–1956

    This is the way


  63. Every year they create all their in-classroom teaching aids from scratch. Every year they redo their curriculum/syllabus from scratch. Every year they spend at least 3 days decorating notice boards in hallways.

    They’ve layered SEL on top of everything else, starting last year and without any discussion AT ALL.

    Half our schools are failing reading, the other half are maxed on test scores. What’s the difference? genetics and economics. and FWIW, we don’t have ANY schools in the district that are majority white.

    The teachers are learning everything at at least 2 removes. They don’t learn to do math, they learn about how to learn a SYSTEM of math. More than half the ‘systems’ are the unvetted result of some PhD thesis and are completely novel. They keep inventing jargon and get farther and farther from common english every year. (I first came across the word “operationalize” in a mission statement for the Atlanta school district. Now I see that abomination in far too many places.)

    Most here know this is a long march through our institutions and culture.

    The first step in liquidating a people is to erase its memory. Destroy its books, its culture, its history. Then have somebody write new books, manufacture a new culture, invent a new history. Before long that nation will begin to forget what it is and what it was… The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.

    Milan Kundera

    A lot of giants have already passed through this and left us their wisdom.

    At least you are involved in the process and doing what you can to fight the rot.


  64. I went in one time and he had two half inch tubes running into his penis

    Of course I was not awake for my kidney stone procedure so don’t know what they used. I know that it really hurt to urinate for several days. Then I had the stent removed. A 1/2”, maybe a little large tube. Yikes. No wonder anesthesia was squirted inside, which in itself was a weird experience. Who knew the male parts could stretch that much? Tube contained a light, camera and a gripping device.

    Basically, when medical procedures are involved give up on modesty. Unless it’s your dentist.

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  65. I’m most of the way thru the binder of cards, and I’ve found a bunch of $100 cards, a couple that could be $1000, and lots of $5-10 cards. And then the big one. Did you guys look it up?

    $8k-13k

    I see a big difference in price on graded cards vs ungraded too. IDK what it costs to get them graded but it seems to make a difference. I wonder what the potential value has to be to make it worthwhile?

    n

    And there was a comedian who saved me a LOT of grief in the ER with his whole routine about what to say if they ask you if you think you can pee…. NOTHING LIKE a 1/2 inch device, but no dignity if you say “no”. And about 14 inches long….

  66. If you can get that kind of money for those cards, sell them. Yesterday. You never know when the market for them will crash. I’m still holding onto my 1984 Donruss Don Mattingly rookie card…

  67. I so need to bury about 90% of my guns, mags, and ammo.

    And then what? Dig them up after ?

    “And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?… The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If…if…We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation…. We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”

    ― Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn , The Gulag Archipelago 1918–1956

    This is the way

    That would be rifles against tanks, sorry, no thanks.


  68. I do not understand why the Asians blindly support the dum-bro-crats when they are being blatantly persecuted by them.

    It’s changing. Seeing their kids get refused admission to top schools is having an effect. The situation in Hong Kong is having an effect.

    There were two big billboards supporting Trump on I-10 out towards Schulenberg that were paid for by a Chinese-Americans group.

  69. That would be rifles against tanks, sorry, no thanks.

    That would be rifles against the tank crews and their supporting infantry, if any, a whole ‘nother proposition entirely.

    They gotta dismount sometime if only because the honey bucket is overflowing, and you’d be amazed how effectively a rock jammed between two road wheels can immobilize a tank. Plus, even home-brew napalm liberally applied can do quite a bit of damage to a modern tank.

    Hopefully we’ll never need to put these tactics to the test.

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  70. “Anesthesia is inserted in the urethra, done by a young female nurse. ”

    Then the camera is inserted…
    “Stop clenching”.. Really??!! 😀

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