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Friday, November 13. 2020
Great Tits Could Go Extinct Because Of Climate Change…
South Park's Pandemic Special
Pandemic Hypocrites Produce Pandemic Cynics
Chicago Issues 30-Day Stay-At-Home Advisory, Cancels Thanksgiving; NJ Positivity Surges: Live Updates
Joe Biden’s coronavirus advisers are worse than the disease
The fast-falling New York Times has gone mad
Is that news?
They’re Going to Miss Trump When He’s Gone
Maybe people want boredom, but hatred is so invigorating
‘Our City Is Bleeding’: Minneapolis Police Chief Pleads For Outside Help Amid Hemorrhaging Police Force
Hello President Biden, Goodbye Lower- and Middle-Class Wage Growth
How The Democrats Weaponized A Pandemic To Beat Donald Trump
The biggest surprises of the 2020 Democratic House debacle - House Democrats were expected to win seats, but they instead ceded ground and suffered some shocking defeats.
GA Dem Senate Candidate In 2008: ‘We Celebrate Reverend Wright … He Is a Preacher And a Prophet’ He is neither.
WHY DID TRUMP LOSE PENNSYLVANIA?
Really? If true, it's a big issue
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An application for machine learning:
Former Amazon Engineer Creates App to Translate Cat Meows into Words Humans Understand
"Using machine learning MeowTalk instantaneously translates your cat’s meows into one of nine general cat intents; these nine intents represent cat moods and states of mind. But each cat also has its own unique vocalization and vocabulary of meows that goes beyond these nine general intents," the app's description reads. "You can train the MeowTalk app to learn your cat’s unique vocabulary of meows (cat talk) by telling the app what each meow means when your cat makes it. When you give the app 5 to 10 examples of a specific meow for your cat (e.g. "food", "let me out") the app can start to recognize that meow (be your cat translator) when it hears it."
They're not going to miss Trump. Once the vote is finally certified (if he's lost), they're going to spend the next four years working out on his legacy and his freedom to move about, hoping that they can best him - now that he no longer has the accoutrements of office.
Minneapolis: Surrendering to the mob. Exodus is next.
The fast-falling New York Times has gone mad: This is news????
Obvious, it has been!
They’re Going to Miss Trump When He’s Gone: Like the NR people care! THEY were the FIRST Never-Trumpers.
Pro-Biden Bug Also Suspected in Georgia's Vote-
A curious thing happened as Fulton County, Ga., election officials counted mail-in ballots at Atlanta’s State Farm Arena in the days after the election. In the early hours of Nov. 5, a surge of some 20,000 mail-in votes suddenly appeared for Joe Biden, while approximately 1,000 votes for President Trump mysteriously disappeared from his own totals in the critical swing state, where Biden holds a razor-thin lead.
A poll watcher noticed the suspicious shift in votes while monitoring the interim election results on the Georgia secretary of state website.
“I concluded from looking at these results that this was an irregularity, since there was no obvious reason for President Trump’s totals to have decreased while former Vice President Biden’s totals increased dramatically,” Voter GA co-founder Garland Favorito swore in an affidavit he filed this week with the secretary of state’s office.
Favorito suspects a variety of factors, including that votes were "artificially inflated” for Biden while using the same Dominion Voting system used by Antrim County, Mich., which erroneously transferred 6,000 votes from Trump to Biden. Last year, Georgia contracted with Dominion to automate vote tabulations in all 159 of its counties.
“The software appears to have thrown votes from Trump to Biden here too,” he said in a RealClearInvestigations interview. “Or Biden ballots were manufactured."
The large disparity of gains between the two candidates "was something I had never witnessed before in my years of election monitoring,” said Favorito, a career IT professional who has been a leading advocate for election integrity in the state over the past two decades. He says he is not a Republican or Trump supporter.
Pandemic and hypocrites. Everyone, with no exception that we see and hear from on TV who demands we wear masks did so while not wearing a mask. Sure they have their excuses but seriously IF masks work and IF they must be worn all the time or you are endangering others then everyone who espouses that MUST wear a mask all the time. Don't preach to me that I'm criminal and should be arrested if I don't have a mask on and then not wear one yourself.
It doesn't matter that 87% of people who get covid say they wear their masks all the time, ignore that fact because masks are like wearing garlic around your neck, they magically protect you in spite of what the experts say.
The proper way to deal with diseases like this is for the very old, very ill and compromised people to quarantine themselves. The rest of us should carry on with life and wear a mask or garlic if you like but stop insisting that everyone else obey your superstitions.
Masks don't work, the scientists have said this, the experts have said this and the mask manufacturers have said this. If they did work there would be no reason to social distance. There would be no reason to release prisoners. There would be no reason to shut down. IF THEY WORKED!
My wife & I had the Wuhan virus the end of October. Confirmed by test and symptoms. Not a big deal. Was no worse than a moderate flu. We are now symptom free and feel normal. Advice: Don't tell your neighbors. They went paranoid on us and many still avoid us.
Guess again, people aren't avoiding you because you claim to have had covid.
Nothing to see here, just another moron, likely a anti-vaxxer and flat earther.
You people are in total denial.
Get covid. Contribute to herd immunity. Get it now.
1. Disagree. Doesn't matter what was said just disagree.
2. Call them names. The more childish you are in the name choice the better.
3. claim moral and intelligence superiority (extra points if you call them childish names again).
4. Never forget everyone but you is wrong and stupid.
Well said, Idaho Bob.
I would add this.
I can only speculate that his momma didn't teach him any manners.
is covid not a big deal like the butt hurt moron claims? are you also blind to the escalating numbers of hospitalized cases? do you also think this is a political thing or a joke?
are you defending his asinine comments?
don't evade the question. for once.
Mr. Jackson: You don't know us. We did not try to get the Wuhan virus, but we did anyway. We get our flu shots every year. Please stop calling me names. And yes, the earth is flat.
You don't know us.
What does a flu shot have to do with covid-19?
Has anyone ever accused you of being smart? I didn't think so.
Expect an explosion in illegal immigration. What they mean is expect an explosion in replacement workers and voters. The left intends to dilute the American citizens with people who can more easily be controlled. To do this they must "pay" these new voters and replacement workers of your jobs so they will tax you and drive you into poverty. They understand that you may not willingly embrace this SO they will take your guns too so that your ability to stop them will be removed. The "new normal"!!
Don’t Be a Sucker, High Trust Elections Are Over
In the name of “democracy,” the election of President Trump has been thwarted from the beginning. Democracy in this usage doesn’t mean counting up votes and picking the winner, but commitment to progressivism and an activist foreign policy, whether it receives a popular mandate or not. This is the same playbook through which foreign leaders are deposed and harassed, even when they are elected. So now, at home, we are being told that recounts and enforcing the rules themselves is some kind of affront to democracy.
The people who spied on the president, encouraged irregular voting procedures to oust him, and declared his use of ordinary executive power somehow worthy of impeachment do not deserve either deference or the benefit of the doubt.
Such principles of comity and fair play make sense only when they are observed reciprocally and consistently. Pretending we live in a high-trust, low-corruption country (when the truth is it is neither of these things) doesn’t make you a model of good behavior or a steward of the good of the nation . . . it makes you a sucker.
Joe Biden Vows to Overturn DeVos's Due Process ...
So ,Devos pushes back against kangaroo courts and undoing her efforts is a priority? Why are these people so squirrely?
What happened to The Coat Tail Effect?
Another anomaly in this election is an Opposite Coat Tail Effect.
Almost invariably when the White House changes parties, the Elected President's party gains House and Senate seats.
The opposite of that happened in this election.
Steve Hayward at PowerLine did an interesting post of 2020 election infographics
Check out the first one which charts 'coattails' by election in descending volume. Biden is on track to be the second worst since about 1932.
The worst? JFK 1960. Now why might these two elections be related?
I took a bit closer look at the chart and it covers Presidential elections back to 1920.
Mirengoff's comments are so predictable. Trump lost GOP voters because he is hateful? I think it highly unlikely that people who voted for GOP house candidates actually voted against Trump.
I think it highly likely that the crooks who tampered with the Presidential vote, simply didn't think it necessary to analyze what was happening with the house vote.
By the way, when it comes to searching for bogus votes at this point; it is analogous to looking for a needle in a haystack, or worse. Ballots are fungible once separated from the voter; no way to tell which were bogus. If the haystack is corrupt; burn it down and build a new one. If the rules were illegally changed for an election, throw it out. The constitution has a remedy. State legislatures pick the electors.
Great Tits Could Go Extinct Because Of Climate Change…
Gilbert and Sullivan to the rescue.Tit Willow, as interpreted on the Muppet Show by Rowlf and Sam the Eagle.
"On a tree by a river a little Tom Tit.....
I do wish people would stop citing Gateway Pundit.
Jim Hoft may be a nice guy, but I stopped reading him four years ago when he made error, after error after error - and when his mistakes were pointed out to him countless times - he refused to make any corrections.
He's not a reliable source.
Warnock also drove over his wife’s foot during an argument last year.
A history of bad judgment isn’t really what I’m looking for in a person running for US Senator.
Warnock also drove over his now ex-wife’s foot during an argument last year.
A history of bad judgment isn’t really what I’m looking for in a US Senator.