Fri. Sept. 3, 2021 – yes I am a slacker

By on September 3rd, 2021 in decline and fall, march to war, personal, WuFlu

Hot and humid, maybe rain for me. Certainly rain for someone. Yesterday, it was hot, humid, and still. Until it wasn’t. Then the rain came.

I got very little done yesterday. My whole morning was spent as chauffeur. My afternoon got eaten by a carb induced crash (food and sleep, not cars and noise) and rain.

I’ve got to make some of that up today. So that’s the goal. And even if it rains and I can’t do what I need to do outside, there is a big pile to do inside that I need to attack. So I will try again.

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To whom it may concern,

I don’t have the mindset to be a lord or a serf, so I need all y’all to get your shite back in the bag. I feel like that is the likeliest outcome as we pass through this period of great change- a return to feudalism. The middle class will be wiped out. Some members of the upper middle will be elevated, and the lower middle and lower will be ground down into the dirt like peasants throughout history. LANDED GENTRY. Renter. Slave if things get bad enough. I suppose there will be a new church to suck up the second sons (the NGOs and .edu do it now), and some favored artisans. Court jesters won’t be included though, the new lords have no sense of humor. Skilled technicians and actual traders/importers/makers might find a niche. The merchant class in the old sense might hold on, the lords like their luxuries. “Dickensian” will be the best of the worst.

It won’t matter to most of the world, they live that way already. It’ll suck for the majority of the western world though. Not sure how to play that thought for my kids. Need more time to figure something out.

So pull it together and hold on to western civilization for a bit longer.

Sincerely,

Dad of two.

Stacks. Skills. Connections. Land. Knowledge. Go and get you some.

nick

83 Comments and discussion on "Fri. Sept. 3, 2021 – yes I am a slacker"

  1. Nick Flandrey says:

    Only 75F this am, but saturated.

    Better get some breakfast going.

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  2. Greg Norton says:

    Vision and perception were very important in my previous field of endeavor. I learned a lot about it. It’s fascinating.

    I’ve posted before that the professor who taught the Computer Graphics class I took in the Northwest had a personal theory that many women have an additional type of eye cell that results in their color perception being different than others, especially men.

    The professor was also color blind and believed that the gene responsible for the additional type of cell, activated/deactivated with the absence/presence of Y chromosomes, was also responsible for his condition.

    Since the third type eye cell wasn’t discovered until 1990, his theory was plausible.

  3. Nick Flandrey says:

    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/islamic-terrorist-goes-stabbing-spree-new-zealand-supermarket

    According to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, the man was considered a severe threat and was under “constant” police surveillance.

    “The reality is, that when you are surveilling someone on a 24/7 basis, it is not possible to be immediately next to them at all times. The staff intervened as quickly as they could and they prevented further injury in what was a terrifying situation,” Andrew Coster, the country’s top police official, said.

    –24/7 surveillance and he still stabbed a bunch of people.

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  4. Nick Flandrey says:

    Amazon could soon REMOVE sites using its cloud service that post content violating its policies – sparking concerns tech firms will ‘censor the internet’

    A team working within Amazon’s cloud computing division will look for threats
    This will include extremist groups that may look to post dangerous content
    The firm will then take proactive steps to remove content violating its policies
    This could include sites with ‘misinformation’ or inciting violence and extremism
    Experts warn this would place Amazon in a position as the main internet censor
    AWS has a 40 per cent market share and hosts sites for the BBC, Fox and Twitter

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9954783/Amazon-plans-proactively-REMOVE-sites-using-cloud-service-violate-policies.html

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  5. MrAtoz says:

    Amazon could soon REMOVE sites using its cloud service that post content violating its policies – sparking concerns tech firms will ‘censor the internet’

    Soon we’ll all be using Linux, a VPN and TOR to get to the “Dark Web” to read any conservative news.

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  6. Greg Norton says:

    Amazon could soon REMOVE sites using its cloud service that post content violating its policies – sparking concerns tech firms will ‘censor the internet’

    There are alternatives, but AWS has been a Hot Skillz for a while. To a lot of sysadmins, that platform *is* the Internet.

  7. MrAtoz says:

    Internal Server Errors for me.

  8. MrAtoz says:

    I guess AWS doesn’t like when I post about plugs.

  9. MrAtoz says:

    The Australian PM says “this is not a sustainable way to live”:

    South Australia residents now forced to download quarantine app that randomly requires picture proving they are at home

    But let’s do it FOR THE CHILDREN!!!!

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  10. Greg Norton says:

    The Australian PM says “this is not a sustainable way to live”:

    South Australia residents now forced to download quarantine app that randomly requires picture proving they are at home

    I don’t know about Australia, but, in the US, the Feds or a state government commissioning a similar app from the usual group of contracting racketeers would result in a gigantic clusterf*ck which would take years to make work properly.

    At some point, the pandemic will stop.

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  11. Nick Flandrey says:

    Added to the list of things I didn’t know existed…

    Sniffing Equipment for Children

    – Ergonomic design with humanized radian, comfortable to hold.Detachable design for cleaning conveniently
    -Anti-reflux design, can prevent the snot from flowing back into the nose
    -If the nasal excrement is dry nasal excrement, can use saline or nasal spray to spray into the nostril first, the nasal spray should be exposed to the nasal cavity for four to five minutes.

    Note:
    The fuselage is not washable, please do not put the fuselage in water to clean

    I just saw the name and thought of Biddn….

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  12. Nick Flandrey says:

    At some point, the pandemic will stop.

    –yes, but which of the government policies will be removed? Which policies have EVER been removed?

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  13. Greg Norton says:

    –yes, but which of the government policies will be removed? Which policies have EVER been removed?

    Mask kabuki is here to stay, and once J&J is approved by the FDA, you will probably need the jab to get on an airplane.

    The vaccine mandates at private companies which will be announced next week are set in stone. Another couple of months for Pfizer approval would have put us in fundraising season for the politicians so mandates may not have happened, but the “infrastructure” bill is still under debate — everyone wants a piece of that action.

    My current employer’s “all hands” meeting is Thursday. The company who called me last week already has their policy in place.

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  14. Ray Thompson says:

    Your brain makes up a lot of what you think you see. Optical illusions reveal some of it.

    Except that image is fake. The color image is in fact in color. I pulled the image into some photo editing software, used a color picker to get the color. Guess what? The green has green, the blue has blue, the red has red. A grid of color lines will not fool a computer. The image as displayed on the website is indeed in color. Zooming in on the photograph the colors are muted, close to grey, but not exact. The deception is enhanced by the grid lines being colored of the shade desired. This fools the mind into thinking there is more color than actually exists. Regardless, even without the gridlines there is a slight tint of the underlying color desired. A literary fake.

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  15. Greg Norton says:

    “It will be a special project. Like a glitch in the Matrix. Like if Neo had a car.”

    What? Musk wants to be Neo now?

    I guess The Real Life Tony Stark meme is getting a bit stale since the movies aren’t doing well and comic *books* are in serious trouble, at least from Marvel and DC.

    https://electrek.co/2021/09/02/tesla-delays-cybertruck-late-2022/

    And, yes, I’m shocked! Shocked!

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  16. Chad says:

    Amazon could soon REMOVE sites using its cloud service that post content violating its policies – sparking concerns tech firms will ‘censor the internet’

    This is sort of a “damned if they do, damned if they don’t.” If they don’t do anything like this then the first time something horrible happens using their services then people will be outraged that they didn’t know about it and do something about it. On the flipside, if they do something about it they’re censoring the Internet and people are outraged about that. It’s sort of a shitty position to be in. Personally, I lean toward the “leave it alone” side of the fence where they shouldn’t be censoring. However, I don’t head a Fortune 500 company with shareholders to whom I am accountable.

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  17. nick flandrey says:

    I’m of the mind that you can’t be both fish and fowl. You are either a common carrier and immune from what your customers do, or you are a publisher and have liability. As soon as you insert yourself into your customers’ business and alter or eliminate their content, you are a publisher. Should be retroactive too.

    The slope is so slick it’s beyond slippery.

    First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist.

    Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist.

    Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew.

    Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

    -Martin Niemöller

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  18. Greg Norton says:

    I’m of the mind that you can’t be both fish and fowl. You are either a common carrier and immune from what your customers do, or you are a publisher and have liability. As soon as you insert yourself into your customers’ business and alter or eliminate their content, you are a publisher. Should be retroactive too.

    Amazon can make the case that alternatives exist, but IT has become lazy. Provisioning an AWS VM is too simple, anyone with a credit card can do it.

    AWS and the management tools offered by Amazon are now Hot Skillz.

    The vendor neutral tools from Hashicorp were Hot Skillz but now viewed as dated by friends who play the Skillz game with their careers. AWS is the new IBM mainframe.

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  19. MrAtoz says:

    Ha, ha! plugs is on TV saying how great “the Biden plan” is on economic growth. What a load of crap. Didn’t the jobs report just come out falling waaaay short of projections. He’s also on the Obola 2.0 verbiage of “my, my, my, I, I, I”. Until it’s tRump’s fault.

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  20. MrAtoz says:

    I’m so sick of politi-turds telling us how goobermint is creating or going to create jobs. Just pass a $3.5 trillion bill. plugs is out of his mind “I’ll create millions of jobs”. “Pay your fair share” “55 large corporation pay zeeeerrrroooo taxes” How about Congress enact some laws. They don’t because they want to stay on the gravy train. How about shit-canning the IRS tax code and implement a fair tax.

    Also the top 1% of the rich need to pay *moooorrrreee*. You mean the ones that already pay most of tax revenue? Just take all their stuff and shoot ’em.

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  21. ~jim says:

    You are either a common carrier and immune from what your customers do, or you are a publisher and have liability.

    That’s a very succinct way of putting it and I wish the Supreme Court would rule on the matter in no uncertain terms.

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  22. Chad says:

    You are either a common carrier and immune from what your customers do, or you are a publisher and have liability.

    I feel like things on the internet/cloud/web/information superhighway were very much the former for the longest time, but have been shifting toward the latter in the last 10 years or so.

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  23. Alan says:

    At some point, the pandemic will stop.

    –yes, but which of the government policies will be removed? Which policies have EVER been removed?

    First 9/11 and we got the TSA forever…and the terrorists won.

    Now Covid-19 and we’re likely getting masks and jabs (forever?)…and the virus won.

    What’s next??

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  24. Alan says:

    Amazon can make the case that alternatives exist, but IT has become lazy. Provisioning an AWS VM is too simple, anyone with a credit card can do it.

    My son has one for his Twitter bots. Took him less than an hour to get everything copied over and up and running.

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  25. TV says:

    Quick update on what’s up in the Great White North. The province of Quebec just started their vaccine mandate: no proof of vaccination (government provided by QR-code), no entry to a variety of establishments like restaurants, gyms, etc… My province (Ontario) will put their mandate into effect on September 22 but won’t have the app (QR-code or equivalent on your smartphone) until late-October. Federally regulated companies (like the bank I work for) require employees that come into a common workplace be vaccinated. My bank has already requested attestation from all employees in Canada or the USA on vaccine status. (We don’t have to show proof, but lying, about just about anything, not just vaccine status, is a firing offense).

    One result: the day after Ontario announced a mandate the number of appointments for vaccination doubled. Seems to be working. Some of the readers here got excited (and far too literal) when a week or two ago I said something like “enough of the carrot, time to apply some stick”. It is a very soft stick, but about time.

    We are also in the midst of a federal election campaign – one many of us think was entirely unnecessary at this time. It is quite possible the party in power will lose for being opportunists since they can’t seem to explain why this was required at this time. Nice!

  26. nick flandrey says:

    ANOTHER crack in the wall.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/09/cdc-admits-covid-lethality-rate-overstated-twice-many-americans-covid-previously-thought/

    More than 80% of Americans 16 and older have some level of immunity against the coronavirus, mostly through vaccination, a survey of blood donations indicates.
    The survey, led by the CDC, also indicates that about twice as many people have been infected with the virus as have been officially counted. More than 39 million Americans have been diagnosed with coronavirus infection since the pandemic started in 2020.

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    (still armwaving. blood donors are different from the genpop, and they are still extrapolating and doing statistical adjustments and corrections.)

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  27. nick flandrey says:

    I’m starting to get the feeling that people are maneuvering to distance themselves from the party line. Get ready for some massive attempted gaslighting.

    “as we always said…”

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  28. Chad says:

    At some point, the pandemic will stop.

    More likely at some point enough people will just stop giving a shit. Current variant is a perfect example. Just last year numbers weaker than these led to total shutdowns. Now… meh.

    Myself, I didn’t give a shit in April 2020. So, imagine my level of caring now in September 2021. 🥱

    …in the Great White North

    Sounds racist. 😜

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  29. nick flandrey says:

    @tv, the problem with your comment (from my point of view) was that we don’t like ‘sticks’ of ANY kind. Personally and culturally. The celebration of the outlaw, the presumption of innocence, the “I’m not guilty until and unless you CATCH me and PROVE IT”, are all part of the zeitgeist in the US. We’ve been exporting that with mixed success, and “they’ve” been trying to beat it out of us for the last 20 years, but it’s still there under everything else.

    Some of the foundational ideas got into the culture even if most people couldn’t articulate them, in particular the one about our founding docs LIMITING government/authority. The one that was expressed in the 10A – “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people”.

    Lately it’s become more obvious in the breach than the observance, but from the Preamble to the 10A, it’s “power in, of, by, for, and to ‘the people’ first”, and because the people naturally and rightly have it. ‘The people’ delegate that power, but they don’t renounce it.

    Given that foundation, anyone brandishing a stick isn’t going to be welcomed with open arms.

    Hell, Georgia and half the southeastern states were settled by tax cheats and sheep stealers. The very bedrock of the US settlement is “you can’t tell us what to do”.

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  30. ~jim says:

    I feel like things on the internet/cloud/web/information superhighway were very much the former for the longest time, but have been shifting toward the latter in the last 10 years or so.

    Definitely the case. It might have been due to the application of some part of that DCMA to Craigslist Personals which started the shift. My memory is hazy, so someone correct me if you know better.

  31. Greg Norton says:

    Hell, Georgia and half the southeastern US were settled by tax cheats and sheep stealers. The very bedrock of the US settlement is “you can’t tell us what to do”.

    Georgia is a bad example after the last election.

  32. nick flandrey says:

    The election doesn’t change who settled the place, it only makes their ancestors spin in their graves.

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  33. Greg Norton says:

    An Amazon TV will never be truly “offline” from the moment you connect the plug to the wall.

    https://www.cnet.com/tech/home-entertainment/amazon-reportedly-close-to-launching-its-own-tv-in-the-us/

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  34. Flashlight says:

    Natural immunity is superior to vaccination. Any policy that does not recognize that fact is beyond the scope of any authority seeking to impose it.

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  35. lynn says:

    Your brain makes up a lot of what you think you see. Optical illusions reveal some of it.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-9947343/Optical-illusion-makes-greyscale-picture-look-like-colours.html

    Vision and perception were very important in my previous field of endeavor. I learned a lot about it. It’s fascinating.

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    Just be glad that you can see. I cannot see to my left side anymore (peripherally) due to my glaucoma and walked into the edge of a door yesterday at the office. I said a bad word and held my left hand protectively behind me. It really swelled up on the back where I hit it but the swelling is gone today so I did not break that big vein on the top after all.

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  36. lynn says:

    The wife is getting ready to take the daughter for her fourth iron infusion of the year. This takes all afternoon at the Sugar Land Cancer Center in Sugar Land Hermann Hospital. The cost is $2,100 but insurance pays most of it. They have to order the iron IV solution a day in advance so this is all scheduled now, not the crazy of last week when her red blood cells were 6.5 (needs to be 11 to 14) and we had to jump through hoops. Last week they could not get a vein in her right arm to work so they moved to the left arm after 6 or 7 tries. I am hoping today is much better since she should have more blood volume now.

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  37. MrAtoz says:

    “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people”

    That is why Scalia said abortion should be left to the States. The Commerce Clause is the worst abuse of the Constitution. Imminent Domain is up there, too.

    Property taxes, ugh. They should be eliminated all together. Who came up with those?

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  38. ech says:

    still armwaving. blood donors are different from the genpop, and they are still extrapolating and doing statistical adjustments and corrections.

    Which the CDC acknowledges in the info on this project. I mentioned it here a good while ago.

     

  39. lynn says:

    “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people”

    That is why Scalia said abortion should be left to the States. The Commerce Clause is the worst abuse of the Constitution. Imminent Domain is up there, too.

    Property taxes, ugh. They should be eliminated all together. Who came up with those?

    Just wait until the federal property tax gets passed. You know, the tax that they are calling a “wealth tax” right now. John Roberts will approve it immediately.

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  40. lynn says:

    The middle class will be wiped out. Some members of the upper middle will be elevated, and the lower middle and lower will be ground down into the dirt like peasants throughout history. LANDED GENTRY. Renter. Slave if things get bad enough.

    Indentured servant. My great-great-great-great, oh who knows how many greats, came to the USA in the early 1700s as an indentured servant from Ireland. He served his time and then became a farmer with a bunch of kids like everyone else.

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  41. MrAtoz says:

    Indentured servant. My great-great-great-great, oh who knows how many greats, came to the USA in the early 1700s as an indentured servant from Ireland.

    You can’t call it slavery because that would incense Blacks and tons of White ProgLibTurds.

    ONLY BLACKS WERE SLAVES!!!!

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  42. MrAtoz says:

    ONLY BLACKS WERE SLAVES!!!!

    Only Blacks were/are slaves throughout all of recorded history and BEYOND!

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  43. lynn says:

    “Ultra-Vaxxed, Booster-Heavy Israel Now Has More Covid Infections per Capita Than Any Country in the World”
    https://basedunderground.com/2021/09/03/ultra-vaxxed-booster-heavy-israel-now-has-more-covid-infections-per-capita-than-any-country-in-the-world/

    “Editor’s Commentary: Israel is the model of success for vaccine-nannies across the globe. They achieved over 80% vaccination rate for eligible results. They did so using the darling of the vaccine world, the recently FDA-approved Pfizer jabs. And they’re leading the way in getting the majority of their population on their third shots as perpetual boosters seem destined to become a thing in the Jewish state.”

    I don’t understand this. Israel should have zero covid infections. Unless the vax is not working.

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

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  44. lynn says:

    “Taliban feel ‘angry and betrayed’ US troops destroyed aircraft before fleeing Kabul”
    https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/taliban-feel-angry-betrayed-troops-24899396

    What a bunch of morons to think that stuff would be just handed over to them, fueled up and ready to go.

    Hat tip to:
    http://drudgereport.com/

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  45. MrAtoz says:

    I don’t understand this. Israel should have zero covid infections. Unless the vax is not working.

    And they have an indoor mask mandate. I guess all the bat cooties are outside, or, masks don’t help that much.

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  46. TV says:

    …in the Great White North

    Sounds racist.

    Doesn’t everything these days? (Thanks for applying CRT to my statement /sarc-off). It is of course a reference to the vast areas covered by snow every winter. Outside of urban/suburban areas, it may well describe small-town Canada’s inhabitants who are not native Canadians. Of course, that vast majority of Canadians do not live in small towns. We are very urbanized.

  47. drwilliams says:

    “What a bunch of morons to think that stuff would be just handed over to them, fueled up and ready to go.”

    Should have rigged the landing gear to drop off in flight.

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  48. TV says:

    Indentured servant. My great-great-great-great, oh who knows how many greats, came to the USA in the early 1700s as an indentured servant from Ireland.

    You can’t call it slavery because that would incense Blacks and tons of White ProgLibTurds.

    ONLY BLACKS WERE SLAVES!!!!

    It is a bit different when you agree to and sign a time limited agreement to be indentured vs. being seized/kidnapped and told that you and all your progeny are now indentured for all time with no legal means to change your status.

    You go back enough greats in my family tree and you will find they were middle-European serfs, and if I understand that correctly it is a status that binds you to the land by virtue of your not being noble-born, so pretty close to slavery by race. It is all of the past, and there is little to be gained by comparisons.

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  49. Chad says:

    They’ve been castrating the 10th Amendment since it was ratified in 1791. It’s essentially meaningless at this point. Does anyone even come at the Supreme Court with a 10th Amendment argument anymore?

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  50. Ray Thompson says:

    Only Blacks were/are slaves throughout all of recorded history and BEYOND!

    I see on the news where the people in Texas are now saying the abortion law, and others, in Texas are racist. Suppressing the black and latino population. Along with the LGBTQUIEHLEBFKD, or whatever is currently in vogue. Seems when someone does not like something immediately call it racist.

    reference to the vast areas covered by snow every winter

    Soon the song “White Christmas” will be considered racist, Black Friday will be racist, the Black Night (aka Batman) will be racist, “White Out” will be off the charts. When will the silliness ever end? (Stupid question).

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  51. drwilliams says:

    It won’t end until the last of the quisling progs are shot in the final purification of the continent to make room for more Chinese.

  52. TV says:

    @tv, the problem with your comment (from my point of view) was that we don’t like ‘sticks’ of ANY kind. Personally and culturally. The celebration of the outlaw, the presumption of innocence, the “I’m not guilty until and unless you CATCH me and PROVE IT”, are all part of the zeitgeist in the US. We’ve been exporting that with mixed success, and “they’ve” been trying to beat it out of us for the last 20 years, but it’s still there under everything else.

    @nick – I understand that as similar as Americans and Canadians are, we don’t share all the same foundational myths / values. In particular, our constitutional preamble calls for “peace, order, and good government”. Canada was created by an act of British Parliament, not via a revolution. Our founding was not imbued with a fundamental suspicion of government or a constitutional system designed to make governing difficult (3 power centers in opposition) and so we will approach certain things differently.

    As for exporting it, Hollywood movies are nothing but exporting that zeitgeist and judging by the box office receipts, with much success. Always the lone hero fighting against corrupt authorities. Sometimes I think they have filmed the same movie 100 times. Sometimes I think it makes Americans believe that is reality. We watch the same movies, TV shows, news programs, etc… It has an effect.

  53. MrAtoz says:

    Shite you just can’t make up:

    Texas heartbeat law backlash prompts the Angry Black Lady to remind us that ‘it’s ignorance and cruelty’ to say that only women need abortions

    Maybe she/he/it is trying to start thems own Onion site.

    Also, Psaki said “women get pregnant” and left out all the pregnant men. They should be fired for that comment.

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  54. lynn says:

    “Texas A&M votes to extend Jimbo Fisher’s contract through 2031”
    https://www.chron.com/sports/college/article/jimbo-fisher-texas-am-contract-extension-aggie-16429263.php

    “Fisher signed a 10-year, $75 million contract when he took over at Texas A&M before the 2018 season. The extension will increase his salary to $9 million on Jan. 1 and $9.15 million on Jan. 1, 2023. After that his salary will increase by $100,000 each year.”

    I have a prediction. Jimbo will have a bad year and be bought out.

  55. lynn says:

    Shite you just can’t make up:

    Texas heartbeat law backlash prompts the Angry Black Lady to remind us that ‘it’s ignorance and cruelty’ to say that only women need abortions
    https://twitchy.com/sarahd-313035/2021/09/03/texas-heartbeat-law-backlash-prompts-the-angry-black-lady-to-remind-us-that-its-ignorance-and-cruelty-to-say-that-only-women-need-abortions/

    Maybe she/he/it is trying to start thems own Onion site.

    Also, Psaki said “women get pregnant” and left out all the pregnant men. They should be fired for that comment.

    “Vagina Owner” ? Are you kidding me ?

    BTW, a writer friend of mine says that “he” and “she” will be dropped from the English language by 2030 to be replaced by “they”. You are being futuristic here !

  56. Alan says:

    I don’t know about Australia, but, in the US, the Feds or a state government commissioning a similar app from the usual group of contracting racketeers would result in a gigantic clusterf*ck which would take years to make work properly

    Sorta like the Obuma Healthcare Marketplace??

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  57. Alan says:

    “Fisher signed a 10-year, $75 million contract when he took over at Texas A&M before the 2018 season. The extension will increase his salary to $9 million on Jan. 1 and $9.15 million on Jan. 1, 2023. After that his salary will increase by $100,000 each year.”

    But, but, college football, so his salary is not subject to income taxes, right?

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  58. MrAtoz says:

    I’m currently getting 470W out of 800W of solar panels to charge the Jackery 2000 from 47% to 100% in 2.6hrs. I just place the *suitcase* panels according to the shadow off of them.

    Krazy Korn from Kanada:

    College professor declares using upper case letters is a sign of oppressive hierarchy, and LOL

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  59. Alan says:

    Property taxes, ugh. They should be eliminated all together. Who came up with those?

    But we have to pay for schools. And teachers.
    Because, you know, it’s FOR THE CHILDREN.

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  60. Alan says:

    And they have an indoor mask mandate. I guess all the bat cooties are outside, or, masks don’t help that much.

    Wondering if some degree of their masking is less effective given the preponderance of beards in Isrsel’s population?

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  61. JimB says:

    Wondering if some degree of their masking is less effective given the preponderance of beards in Isrsel’s population?

    You left off the /sarc tag.

    Does that apply to women? /sarc.

    Seriously, masks don’t work. Just find me a well conducted study that demonstrates they make more than a few percent difference.

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  62. lynn says:

    “Western Digital unveils 20TB OptiNAND hard drive, pledges 50TB to follow”
    https://www.theregister.com/2021/09/01/western_digital_unveils_20tb_optinand/

    “New flash-and-platter architecture offers ‘breakthrough in storage that works differently,’ firm claims”

    I wonder if the 50 TB drive will come in a 3.5 inch form factor ? And what the price will be ?

  63. ~jim says:

    Natural immunity is superior to vaccination.

    Even moreso if you live to tell about it.

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  64. Greg Norton says:

    “Texas A&M votes to extend Jimbo Fisher’s contract through 2031”

    I have a prediction. Jimbo will have a bad year and be bought out.

    Lose at Alabama again and he might as well not even bother with a Christmas tree.

    Tallahassee is still digging out from the mess Jimbo left behind.

    OTOH, UT is headed towards a bad year so maybe Jimbo will catch a break. The quarterback cupboard is bare since Sam Ehlinger opted for the draft after the alumni called for Tom Herman’s dismissal.

  65. drwilliams says:

    @Lynn

    “BTW, a writer friend of mine says that “he” and “she” will be dropped from the English language by 2030 to be replaced by “they”. You are being futuristic here !”

    I’m just going to settle on “this motherpocker”, “that motherpocker”, and “all you motherpockers”

  66. drwilliams says:

    @Mr. Atoz

    “College professor declares using upper case letters is a sign of oppressive hierarchy, and LOL”

    College professor is the oppressive hierarchy of credentialism.

  67. Marcelo says:

    “Ultra-Vaxxed, Booster-Heavy Israel Now Has More Covid Infections per Capita Than Any Country in the World”
    https://basedunderground.com/2021/09/03/ultra-vaxxed-booster-heavy-israel-now-has-more-covid-infections-per-capita-than-any-country-in-the-world/

    “Editor’s Commentary: Israel is the model of success for vaccine-nannies across the globe. They achieved over 80% vaccination rate for eligible results. They did so using the darling of the vaccine world, the recently FDA-approved Pfizer jabs. And they’re leading the way in getting the majority of their population on their third shots as perpetual boosters seem destined to become a thing in the Jewish state.”

    I don’t understand this. Israel should have zero covid infections. Unless the vax is not working.

    Bzzzt. If it is 80% vaccination rate it still leaves 20% that are not so it can’t by definition be zero. (Other considerations set aside…). Maths is a bitch!

  68. Marcelo says:

    The Australian PM says “this is not a sustainable way to live”:

    South Australia residents now forced to download quarantine app that randomly requires picture proving they are at home

    I don’t know about Australia, but, in the US, the Feds or a state government commissioning a similar app from the usual group of contracting racketeers would result in a gigantic clusterf*ck which would take years to make work properly.

    At some point, the pandemic will stop.

    I do not know about that application in particular but there are a couple of apps that were developed to assist in the process of tracking and quarantining that helped to bring down alpha to zero and delta not going bonkers.

    Cases with delta are still going up in NSW and they are predicting another couple of weeks to, hopefully, get a peak. The push is for vaccination levels of 70% and 80%.

  69. lynn says:

    Krazy Korn from Kanada:

    College professor declares using upper case letters is a sign of oppressive hierarchy, and LOL
    https://twitchy.com/brads-313037/2021/09/03/college-professor-declares-using-upper-case-letters-is-a-sign-of-oppressive-hierarchy-and-lol/

    I wonder if Dr. Linda Manyguns is the great-great-great-grandaughter of Josey Wales ?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Outlaw_Josey_Wales

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  70. ech says:

    They achieved over 80% vaccination rate for eligible results.

    Yes, but Israel is younger on average than the US. So, only 50% of the population is vaccinated.

     

  71. nick flandrey says:

    Bzzzt. If it is 80% vaccination rate it still leaves 20% that are not so it can’t by definition be zero. (Other considerations set aside…). Maths is a bitch!

    –there are at least 3 unwarranted assumptions in that statement.  It assumes that the unvaxed 20% are not either naturally immune (8B people, SOMEONE is likely to be) or immune due to prior exposure.  It also assumes that some or all of those 20% either are currently sick, are infectious, or otherwise harbor the disease.  Could be that NONE of them are sick.  And thirdly it assumes the vax works and the 80% are fully protected.

    Maths may be a b!tch, but assumptions make an ‘ass’ out of ‘u’ and ‘me’.   🙂

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  72. nick flandrey says:

    I loaded up 5 bins for the auction in the back of my pickup, so naturally the skies opened.    It was coming down in different places at over 1″ per hour.  Some places got over 1″ in 15 minutes.

    Luckily very little water made it into the bins.   Dropped them off and headed home.

    Picked up a new UPS.  I just got tired of keeping the older one in my office alive.  I’ll replace the battery later and repurpose it, but for now, I have a fresh new one to install.   THEN I can start the process of backing up to my RAID.  I hate to have the RAID on without a UPS as the blinks play havoc with it.

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  73. Marcelo says:

    Maths may be a b!tch, but assumptions make an ‘ass’ out of ‘u’ and ‘me’.   

    C’mon. 20% of population not vaccinated with a virus spreading like wildfire and you are telling me that None of those will get infected? It can Never be zero!

    (Critical path. All other considerations need not to be considered.).

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  74. nick flandrey says:

    My latest read is what I thought was a ‘church lady’ recipe book for french canadian cooking.   Turns out it is one guy’s grandma’s recipes.  Several sound good, and I think I found the source of my wife’s family’s Christmas meat pie tradition.  I’ve got to compare the recipe’s to hers, but I’m pretty sure just on listed ingredients and that it’s a holiday treat.

    Also will know the actual name of the dish if it matches up.  Her family just butchered the french so badly that my buddy in Quebec couldn’t figure out what it might be when I asked him.

    Pretty cool.

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  75. nick flandrey says:

    My weather station says we got 2.46 ” rain here at the house.  Bayous are full and moving FAST but they should go down quickly.

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  76. drwilliams says:

    Caption to photo making the rounds this week:

    “Calm down liberals. No one is coming for your abortions. We just want common sense abortion control. Mandatory background checks complete with mental health evaluation. Must be placed in a national abortion registry. $200 tax stamp and a 1 year wait period. Outlaw assault abortions after the first trimester and limit the number you can have. No one NEEDS more than one abortion..”

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  77. nick flandrey says:

    @marcelo, any discussion of the eradication of chinaflu based on a vax needs to know a lot more about the efficacy of the vax than we do to make any substantive statements.

    We have zero cases of smallpox in the whole world at the moment… vax worked really well and the disease was scary enough that people sought it out.   Neither of those things looks especially true for any of the half dozen different shots lumped together as “the jab”.

    I’m pretty sure it will work out like the influenza.  Every year sees various variations, but almost everyone who was susceptible to dying from it will have died already.   Only those will risk factors will even want the shots.

    On the other hand, if it IS a created frankenstein of a bug, who knows what will  happen.  It might not gradually get more transmissible and less virulent like natural bugs.

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  78. nick flandrey says:

    Outlaw high capacity wombs…

    Castrate any male with a provable history of multiple births…

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  79. drwilliams says:

    alternate headline for New Zealand tragedy:

    Police watch as terrorist knifes six people.

     

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  80. Rick H says:

    Police watch as terrorist knifes six people

    I see a news report “Authorities in New Zealand say they shot and killed an Islamic terrorist on Friday afternoon, within 60 seconds of when he started stabbing people at a supermarket.”

    “Police Commissioner Andrew Coster said a police surveillance team and a special tactics group had followed the man from his home to the supermarket.

    “Coster said that when the commotion started, two police from the special tactics group rushed over. He said the man approached police with the knife and so they shot and killed him.

    via https://www.foxnews.com/world/new-zealand-islamic-terrorist-stab-6-supermarket-suspect-dead

    Sixty seconds is not much ‘watching’.

  81. nick flandrey says:

    It’s a lifetime for the six he stabbed during that time…

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  82. lynn says:

    “Dems Eye National Plastic Tax”
    https://www.atr.org/democrats-eye-national-plastic-tax?amp

    “Democrats may impose a national plastic tax to finance their $3.5 trillion ($3,500,000,000,000) tax and spending spree, according to a leaked Senate Finance Committee document.
    The document lists a “Plastics Excise Tax” which will “impose a $.20 per pound fee on the sale of virgin plastic.” Virgin plastic is a vital material in medical devices and products, clothing, toys, and thousands of household products. The authenticity of the document was confirmed by NBC News.”

    Do the dumbocrats have anything to talk about other than proposed new taxes ?

    Hat tip to:
    http://drudgereport.com/

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  83. Roger+Ritter says:

    @Lynn

    “BTW, a writer friend of mine says that “he” and “she” will be dropped from the English language by 2030 to be replaced by “they”. You are being futuristic here !”

    I’m just going to settle on “this motherpocker”, “that motherpocker”, and “all you motherpockers”

    Get with the program! It’s “birthingpersonpocker”, not motherpocker.

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