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Friday, December 9. 2022
A puppy escaped from his collar in New York City. He swam across the Hudson River and ended up in New Jersey.
Cleveland State cancels Justice John Marshall from law school name
Yes, it is grooming
Sick in Canada? Just Kill Yourself - How a country's totalitarian odyssey evolved into a dystopian hellscape.
The Lying Media Told Me Not To Watch Netflix’s ‘Ancient Apocalypse,’ So I Did
It's science fiction. Why not?
Right Wacks Off, Goes Blind
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Why do people keep calling Richard Levine "Rachel", and referring to him as "her"?
O'Brien: How many fingers do you see here, Smith?
Smith: Four--AAAGH! I mean, five!!
O'Brien: That's right.
"How many legs does a dog have if you call his tail a leg? Four. Saying that a tail is a leg doesn't make it a leg. - Abraham Lincoln"
Outdated quotes for the world we live in today.
I still say "Admiral" Levine used to play ukulele on the "Tonight Show" before marrying Miss Vicky.
Maybe, but I think it was a different fella. They guy on Carson was better looking, and had more talent.
'A puppy escaped from his collar in New York City. He swam across the Hudson River and ended up in New Jersey.'
Out of the frying pan...
And that "dean" should be beheaded.
Hancock has a long history of publicizing ancient ruins that seem to be too early. The best example is Gobekli Tepe, which dated to between c. 9500 and 8000 BC. This is pre-neotlithic, and supposedly only hunter-gatherers were around. However, the site displays high levels of architecture and stonework.
Sweatman ("Prehistory Decoded")argues that the site represents the response of the local people to the meteor strike(s) that caused the Younger Dryas.
Hancock believes there was an ancient high civilization, the source for Altantis, that was destroyed by the impact(s). That is independent of Sweatman's argument.
Professor Randall Carlson makes similar theories and (I think) is more entertaining to listen to. One of his points is that the pyramids are made of stone and sitting in the desert. They endure, idiot. Stuff in the jungle rots and gets over grown, and sure enough, now we're finding advanced, sophisticated ancient cities using LIDAR to get below the jungle compost. Sophisticated irrigation systems, roads, temples, the works.
But if we don't see the wood structures that have long rotted, then they must not have existed. Man sometimes is terribly self-limiting with his conceits.
Re: the Right wacks off story.
It seems to simply be an excuse to attack Tucker Carlson. Not to take issue with something on Tucker's show but to attack him personally. Tucker interviews a LOT of people, most of them I've never heard of. Is the sin interviewing people who are disliked? Or is the sin that Tucker has exposed both the Democrats and Republicans ruthlessly. This isn't about Kayne it is about getting rid of Tucker. I can only assume that they have looked for some woman that he disrespected to accuse him and found no one. They have probably tried to Trump up charges against hi as well. Next they will "find" child porn on his personal computer.
In his article the author says "...conservatives knee-deep in a debate over whether saying “Hitler was a great guy and the Holocaust didn’t happen” should get you kicked off Twitter."
Really! Why? You can say that George Floyd died because of a an approved restraint technique and not from a deadly overdose of illegal drugs on Twitter and that is a lie. So who decides which lies/opinions cannot be said? Is this what we want?
I got halfway through the article and gave up. His sole point seems to be: Look how stupid Tucker is, and how brilliant I am for pointing out how stupid Tucker is. I go to a few conservative websites and have not found this great discussion about Hitler and holocaust denial going on. Hasn’t the brilliant Cole noticed that the left, ie democrats, have been calling the right nazis since 1942. I don’t waste my time on flame throwers like David Cole. Obviously no relation to the country singer David Allen Cole, who once said the n word in a song. Was that stupid?
Agreed. When I want to hear what the RINOs have to say I'll listen to Hansen.
The latest breaking news that won't be reported here:
Japan drops vax rollout goes to Ivermectin ENDS COVID almost overnight.
Honestly, this doesn't make sense. Don't the Japanese lawmakers know there is big bucks in kickbacks from big pharma? I think they are being short sighted putting the health and well being of their citizens ahead of short term gains.
Anon: Japan drops vax rollout goes to Ivermectin ENDS COVID
No. Ivermectin is not approved for COVID in Japan, and Japan still encourages vaccination.
Country, deaths/million, fully vaccinated
Japan, 406, 89%
United States, 3314, 69%
For those of you who don't know, Japan is a funny country. They don't do things the way we would or most anyone would. In particular though in their medical and health care. For example if you are in your 70's in Japan and your son brings you to a doctor with complaints and the doctor runs tests and discovers that you have cancer they tell your son you have cancer and they tell the 70 YO that he is fine and send him home. Their philosophy on this is you are dying, why make your last 6 months miserable by having to deal with it, better that you don't know. Their health care is full of these little anomalies. Another one they have is they don't generally test for Covid. You get sick, you get some care, you die, it was old age. So in fact Japan has no idea how many of their people died from Covid.
You'll never convince Zachrial about this. He knows things. And you are not correct. Didn't you read his statistical proof?
TheRisingSun: For example if you are in your 70's in Japan and your son brings you to a doctor with complaints and the doctor runs tests and discovers that you have cancer they tell your son you have cancer and they tell the 70 YO that he is fine and send him home.
You are correct. About 70% of doctors do not tell their terminal patients about their prognosis. However, it's not "funny" in that it was also common practice in the West until relatively recently.
TheRisingSun: So in fact Japan has no idea how many of their people died from Covid.
Not knowing everything is not the same as not knowing anything. An independent measure of the impact from the pandemic is excess deaths.
Country, excess deaths/million
United States, 3810
But as we now know most of America's excess deaths are a side effect of the vax.
OneGuy: But as we now know most of America's excess deaths are a side effect of the vax.
No. The evidence indicates that severe side effects of the vaccine are exceedingly rare. Furthermore, excess deaths are associated in time with surges in COVID deaths. Nor would that explain excess deaths before the vaccine was available.
Most of the difference between the COVID death count and excess deaths is probably due to deferred medical attention and lower rates of health insurance, especially in states that didn't expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
Re: It's (Ancient Apocalypse) science fiction. Why not?
Is it any more fictitious than the propaganda the corporate media and the science bureaucracy feeds us?
He doesn't sound much different than those ancient alien shows on the History Channel.
Rachel Levine... grooming the groomers. The perversions never end in this administration. The new normal?
Yes, it is grooming
Yeah. In the olden days, the gym teacher used a banana and a condom.
You have no memory of the "olden" days, only the narrative provided by your fellow progs of the olden days.
Nah, that's not it...he thinks talking about butt plugs is the same thing as talking about birth control and STD prevention.
Actually he's just deflecting again. Don't let him get away with it.
Every time I'm in NYC, I get the urge to do exactly what that puppy did.
"The Great White North is looking more like a dystopian hellscape these days."
You might be surprised to learn that great swaths of my country are fine, thanks.
On balance, I doubt we're any worse off than your country, which - were I to base my entire perspective on it from what the media trumpets - would appear to be slipping rapidly into chaos, crime and corruption.
On balance, you are correct. America is on a very steep gradient to hell.
What is most important is that the Canadian provinces are starting to rebel and making the federal government a bit anxious just as the states are doing to the federal government here.
It seems that "just say NO" works rather well.
Biden's 'non-binary' nuclear official who allegedly stole woman's suitcase accused once again of luggage theft
One wonders if he is sexually stimulated by stealing women's clothes?
Nah, he just wants to sniff them and share them with his friends, who are into things like that. Not that that's a problem, of course.
Kyrsten Sinema Makes Shocking Move and Leaves Democratic Party, Hysterical Shrieking Commences
She’s no longer a Democrat and has officially registered as an Independent,
If Discovery Channel and History Channel could routinely feature shows by people with weird hair talking about ancient aliens, how is "Ancient Apocalypse" any different?
Re: Ancient Apocalypse
I've read some of Graham Hancock's stuff. Some of his shtick is credible. Most of it is pseudoscience.
The idea that there was a pre-existing civilization that was at the development level of, say, the Roman is credible. For the most part, I think this theory is wrong. But it is credible. Where Hancock goes way off the deep end is when he claims this civilization was more advanced than our own. This is a utterly ludicrous. If this was the case, there would be archeological evidence of such all over the world. Industrial or technological arfifacts such as plastics (which can last for tens of thousands of years) and advanced metallurgical alloys such as those used to make jet engines and the like (which would also last as long) should have been discovered around the world. If they were significantly more advanced, we should find artifacts on the Moon, Mars, and other places in the solar system as well. AFAIK, none of these things have ever been found. Indeed, there is no evidence of any industrialization prior to our own modern age.
Some of his shtick is credible...
A few years ago, I came upon an article on Antartica maps and was rather intrigued by information it held. I would not ignore possible past civilizations that have largely disappeared from history and exist only as a mystery.
“His actions and views are contrary to the shared values of our Law College and the University – an unwavering commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion,”
I can see why they took John Marshall's name off the college of law since he in no way reflected the eternal verities that have existed for about the last five minutes. I am assuming they will replace Marshall's name with that of Yakov Smirnoff, a brilliant edgy comic whom we shall never tire of.