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Tuesday, October 26. 2021
This is what the coming Depression will look like now that we have Instagram.
On to the news!
I guarantee your luggage will stick with the old method.
Rights have concomitant responsibilities. Stop clutching homing beacons and sending randos pictures of your private parts, and then we'll talk.
The only question remaining about the FBI is whether it's always been evil.
They took over his iPhone with an email attachment. He gets his online privacy advice from his granny, I guess.
They'll still time warehouse workers in the bathroom, however.
Hertz just went bankrupt. Now they're spending Wall Street Bets dough. Wisely, as usual.
That's why I only search for porn online. It's safer.
An obscenity wrapped in a travesty inside a perversion.
Conservatives are never going to figure out how the internet works. Hint: it doesn't work for you.
This sounds like looting with extra steps.
Did she write the bulk of any series?
Have a great Tuesday, everyone.
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Privacy is a right.
It's true rights carry responsibilities. Willfully sharing parts of your life means you've chosen to give up a degree of privacy, but only a degree.
Strelnikov: The personal life is dead in Russia. History has killed it. I can see why you might hate me.
Zhivago: I hate everything you say, but not enough to kill you for it.
Leftists hate privacy. It means people are individuals.
re Accidental leak reveals US government has secretly hit Google with 'keyword warrants' to identify ANYONE searching certain names, addresses, and phone numbers
This is likely just the beginning.
Even if a judge did find it illegal, why would they stop? Nobody in government goes to jail or even loses their job for this sort of thing.
Accidental leak reveals US government has secretly hit Google with 'keyword warrants' to identify ANYONE searching certain names, addresses, and phone numbers
That's no secret. Who didn't know that was occurring?
Chicago poised to create one of the nation’s largest ‘guaranteed basic income’ programs
Meh, why not. I hear IL is flush with cash these days.
This is a well written article https://ninetymilesfromtyranny.blogspot.com/2021/10/irish-quandary-who-to-blame-when.html That clearly shows that vaccinated people are spreading covid to other vaccinated people.
This raises many questions and creates doubts around all of the government efforts to "slow the spread".
What is really going on? I think it is becoming clear that what ISN'T going on is the government honestly working to keep people safe. So what are they working on???
Thanks for posting this. How readily the world embraces tyranny, even tyranny on themselves is astounding.
I think it's the consequence for abandoning Christendom.
Oh, I meant to add I think this site is the best for tracking related statistics
I could be wrong so check my Math. The US government's vaccine crusade is almost pointless. The government says 190 million people have been fully vaccinated. We know that 45 million are on record confirmed to have had the disease, but wait, there are also vast numbers of people who had covid either prior to the availability of testing or who weren't ill enough to go for testing. Luckily, the government has ways of guesstimating the actual numbers who had covid. Some have said the actual figure of covid survivors is as high as 110 million, Rand Paul uses the number 100 million. Let's be conservative and say 80 million because we know there is bound to be overlap among these cohorts. 190M vaxxed+80M naturally immune is 270 million people who are immune for all practical purposes. I'm not including the the partially vaccinated in this number, maybe 10-20 million more have had one shot. 330M (US total pop)-270M (immune) leaves 60 million people, mostly children......ERGO, there are not vast numbers of ADULTs walking around with totally naive immune systems. So it seems to me that all this hand ringing, and histrionic media obsession is really a demand that Adults, who are highly likely to be immune, get vaxxed to fulfill some bureaucrat's agenda. Anyone?
"Chicago poised to create one of the nation’s largest ‘guaranteed basic income’ programs
This sounds like looting with extra steps." In jackboots...
"“There are still millions of low-skilled jobs out there, and you have small business owners who can’t find workers to join their companies,” said Faulkender, who teaches finance at the University of Maryland. Proposals like the one in Chicago feed the “process of reducing the willingness of people to participate in the workforce,” he said."
Heaven forbid folks are required to lift a finger to improve themselves rather than rely on the next wealth redistribution scheme.
Racism has become the norm. https://donsurber.blogspot.com/2021/10/no-prize-awarded-because-nominees-were.html#more The key statement in the article was "The other thing is that by engaging in discrimination now, women and "people of color" are making the case for past discrimination."
Hertz/Tesla. Recent Mckinsey study shows that e cars run 35-40 less maintenance. Huge savings.
I have owned two teslas. Best cars I've ever owned and least maintenance. I charge with my solar panels or via Teslas' free chargers (which are run by their solar panels).
If your children and grandchildren breath cleaner air, its partly because of Teslas.
Tell us more about them solar panels. How big? How much? Where do you site them? What climate are you in?
And who will pay for the chelation therapy when all the grandchildren come down with heavy-metal poisoning from recycling those panels after they crap out?
This is a myth. A Tesla is built using enormous amounts of fossil fuel. It uses additional enormous amounts of fossil fuel to keep the batteries charged through out it's useful life.
This stupid preoccupation with AGW and alternative energy will simultaneously bankrupt America and plunge us into another dark age. It doesn't work. Solar and wind systems will never in their useful lifetime generate as much energy as was used to build and support them.
Imagine that they worked as claimed. That is they created more energy than they consumed. Then we wouldn't need to heavily subsidize them.
Let's try something helpful at MF.
I just paid $1.00 for one Navel orange. How much are you paying and give us a general idea of where you are located. My location is in the Rocky Mountain north.
My thought is that by following the costs of certain basic items we can get a good idea as to what is going on where. I know for a fact that an orange grown in either Florida or So. California does not transit the Los Angeles, or Long Beach ports!!
Thank you for participating in this little project!
"Electrify everything"...the author doesn't appear to even consider what happens when there is snow on the solar panels for two week, or just heavy overcast and rain.
German experience might be relevant, if he should want to look at it.