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Saturday, December 19. 2020
Movie Theaters Are On The Brink Of A Complete And Total Collapse
California Declares Christmas Caroling A Felony
On How to Live - Ancient philosophy is a guide to a meaningful existence.
Flight of the Icons - Anti-business policies are driving flagship firms out of California.
Plummeting NYC Real Estate Deals Crush City's Tax Revenue
Seattle Councilwoman Calls Cops She Wants to Defund.
Modern Iceland’s Climate Is Colder With More Ice Than Any Other Time In The Last 8000 Years Except The 1800s
NYT: Yeah, Sure Looks Like We Got Duped On Our Big Enterprise-Reporting Project
Newly Declassified Texts Messages Reveal that the FBI Spied on Fox News During Crossfire Hurricane Investigation
Hunter Biden’s Former Business Partners: ‘Get Joe Involved’ But ‘Don’t Mention Joe Being Involved’
China Joe Whines That Bringing Up Hunter Is “Foul Play”
HOW MUCH LONGER CAN VENEZUELA'S NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES HANDLE THE REFUGEE CRISIS?
The Shuttering of Europe - For what purpose? To what end?
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How to cook a medieval feast: 11 recipes from the Middle Ages
I cook a lot and have always been interested in old recipes so read the entire article and recipes. The one featuring the cod mixture something we call "the Bass O Matic" from Saturday Night Live from decades ago me me want to vomit! Some of the other sweet things I could see. I guess you eat what you have and get used to. Even some of the mid 19th century recipes are pretty far out there and call for odd measurements since standard devices for measuring were often not found in the average home kitchen. Same with trying to set heat in a wood stove. How many second you could hold your arm in the heating oven!
SS Baychimo: The Unsinkable Ghost Ship
Man the Babylon bee hits hard. I don't ever remember having to question whether the onion was satire when I happened into an onion article. I was a paragraph in before I realized.
This site offers wonderful no cost courses. Bias free. I am half way through the western philosophy course and am doing my homework (well, reading) in a timely fashion for the first time in my life. Quizzes are optional as is the final exam, hence a shame free learning experience of tremendous quality.
Those of us on the elderly side of life need the quizzes and finals to see if we have any memory left after all these years.
Movie Theaters Are On The Brink Of A Complete And Total Collapse: POPCORN FUTURES PLUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMET!!!!
California Declares Christmas Caroling A Felony: The BEE STINGS!!!
Flight of the Icons: Finally got smart.
Plummeting NYC Real Estate Deals Crush City's Tax Revenue: I cannot properly express my total lack of concern for NYC.
Seattle Councilwoman Calls Cops She Wants to Defund. The STUPID is STRONG is this one...
More Evidence That It’s Opposite Day: NAILED IT, she did.
NYT: Yeah, sure looks like we got duped on our big enterprise-reporting project: Did it to themselves, it did. I am soooooooooo not bummed for them.
Newly Declassified Texts Messages Reveal that the FBI Spied on Fox News During Crossfire Hurricane Investigation: Nooooooo, I'd NEVER have expected THAT!
China Joe Whines That Bringing Up Hunter Is “Foul Play”: Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.
MSNBC: ‘Sociopathic’ Trump ‘Should Be Prosecuted’ for American Coronavirus Deaths.. MSNBC--More
The Shuttering of Europe: Germany Strikes AGAIN!!
Re: The Shuttering of Europe
Andrew Blackadder • 5 hours ago
I was born in the UK, lived there for the first 21 years of my life and then I left, for good, in 1970, and I think it was the best decision I ever made since then, Im now 72,but I still feel very sad when I see the state of the country today, and London having fallen to such a degree, where I lived in the late 1960s, Swinging London they called it in those days, and now I see muslims running around doing whatever THEY wish to do and the ethic Brits must bow down otherwise be called a lot of bad names, Patriot seems to be one of them, and oh how my Fathers generation must be crying as they roll over in their graves wondering what has happened....
What has happened is females. Britain has far too many women in government. So there's a choice: expel all females from politics, or surrender England to the communists. "On today's market, we find a whole series of products deprived of their malignant property: coffee without caffeine, cream without fat, beer without alcohol... Virtual Reality simply generalizes this procedure of offering a product deprived of its substance: it provides reality itself deprived of its substance, of the resisting hard kernel of the Real - in the same way decaffeinated coffee smells and tastes like the real coffee without being the real one, Virtual Reality is experienced as reality without being one.
The approaching "virtual reality" will be electronic money. That's what COVID is all about. Conditioning people to follow orders. Electronic money is a series of orders, too. Given to each person, every day.
I'm a female in government. None of this kind of nonsense from me.
Seattle Councilwoman Calls Cops She Wants to Defund
forgot to say it was for a crime she wishes to ABOLISH!
Every time these liberal twits and twats scream and vote for abolishing the police ask them for their home address!
Time to bring home to THEM, the reality of "NO Police!"
Nothing says, "WE NEED POLICE!" better than a brick through your living room window!
The latest news is that the vaccine will be distributed based on race and other nonsensical reasons and not based on risk of death from covid. One 'expert' wants to exempt the very old and those in nursing homes because that group is too white. It would be easy to dismiss this talk as more of the crazy left BS except apparently these are the very people who will decide who gets the vaccine and they have made their intent clear.
This has given me pause and I am rethinking what happened in NY in the early months of the pandemic. I think that the 'mistake' of sending covid patients to nursing homes was in fact an intentional act. Maybe not Cuomo's decision or intent but decided and implemented by someone else in his administration. I do not know who decided to do this but I now believe it was indeed an intentional act of hate and racism. I would like to be wrong but I think I am right.
Yesterday, the CBC reported the average age of death in BC for covid is 86. One would assume the average age of all death is somewhere between 75-80 (simple statistics).
Normal annual turnover of nursing home occupants is 50%.
My question is Has that Accelerated?
What's the average of hospitalized patients? In my state critical care facilities and personnel are close to being overwhelmed.
According to whom??? Local Health Nazis? The administrators who make a ton of $$$ from Covid patients?
Every place that screams they are running out of room has failed to utilize those expensively-built public ICUs. See US Navy hospital ships and hastily built Army wards!
Denver's Convention Center remodeled to handle the "overflow" has yet to see it's first patient!
William - it's been my experience here in Canada that our hospitals are always "overwhelmed" this time of year because it's cold and the various cold and flu viruses are virusing. Also do remember many occasions when various seniors's residences and nursing homes were shut down because of outbreaks of one sort or another (had one of those at Mum's nursing home - and that was some 12 years ago - and that I defied because Mum was heading out and I was determined she wouldn't go alone). So there's nothing new there. What is new is the cruel and inhumane response to outbreaks in these homes, where residents end up in solitary confinement, and the sick are denied the comfort of a family member for their final hours
I can muster less than zero sympathy for either movie theaters or the Hollywood junk they show...Just don’t care.
Movie theaters, with their inadvertent non-skid flooring and cellphone zombie customers drove me away decades ago. So long, suckers!
re Modern Iceland’s Climate Is Colder With More Ice Than Any Other Time In The Last 8000 Years Except The 1800s
Wrong Again: 2020’s Failed Climate Doomsaying
Failed predictions of World Climate and CO2 emissions for 2020.
The New York Time was once one of the preeminent news industry titans, that regularly scooped important discoveries and broke big news stories.
Now their biggest scoops are discovering their own fundamentally shoddy and bush-league errors and getting their confessions out there before someone else embarrasses them even worse by finding it first. Because in this age of self-promoting social media, you know they will.
Done just right, this self-flagellation can serve its own useful purpose in pre-empting the hounds of cancel culture. Fake humbleness, Fake News. The only thing real is their unworthiness.
I don't understand why Trump should be held responsible for US coronavirus deaths, if he could have waved his hand and prevented all the deaths in the US then surely he could have done the same for all the deaths in the entire world and Trump is responsible for all the deaths worldwide. Why blame him for only the deaths here?
2nd rule of Biden club is "don't mention the big guy".
Escobar: When Deplorables Become Ungovernables
A perverse blowback
A perverse form of blowback is already in effect as informed global citizens may now see, crystal clear, the astonishing depth and reach of Deep State power – the ultimate decider of what happens next in Dystopia Central.
Both options are dire.
The election stands, even if considered fraudulent by nearly half of U.S. public opinion. To quote that peerless existentialist, The Dude, there’s no rug tying the room together anymore.
Was the election to be somehow overturned before January 20, the Deep State would go Shock and Awe to finish the job.
In either case, The Deplorables will become The Ungovernables.
It gets worse. A possible implosion of the union – with internal convulsions leading to a paroxysm of violence – may even be coupled with an external explosion, as in a miscalculated imperial adventure.
The problem is that this 'could' escalate dramatically. My bet is that it won't, that it will have a series of ups and downs between now and 01/20/2021 and then it will go underground. Become more of a passive resistance. But then I expect that the left/swamp will feel impowered to celebrate and push the right around with the most likely and blatant slap in the face to be to try to commit 'lawfare' against Trump, his family and associates (even if Trump pardons everyone). If they do this I think we will again see angry gatherings of a million or so patriots who will begin to become a pain in the ass to the left/communist leaders. I would expect the swamp to retaliate against the deplorables and THAT might be the long expected trigger to something we should all fear.