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12 June 2020

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Bill Tozer

‘A missile full of swords was likely behind the death of two Al Qaeda commanders in Syria’

“The absence of an explosion and the pattern of damage to the roof and sides of the vehicle suggest that the drone didn't employ a conventional precision-guided munition but the R9X variant of the AGM-114 Hellfire missile, a non-explosive weapon that can best be described as a 100-pound flying switchblade or an anvil covered in swords.”

https://taskandpurpose.com/military-tech/r9x-hellfire-missile-al-qaeda-syria

Looks like they will not rest until every single one involved in the Cole attack is dead. Leave no terrorist behind.

scenes

Just to share a cut 'n paste from James Howard Kunstler's Monday Missive. (www.kunstler.com). Good summary of affairs.

"The perplexed and bamboozled include the entire leadership nucleus of the land, who seem starkly unable to act coherently in the tightening vortex of crisis. While Mr. Trump seems to dimly apprehend the urgent need for economic restructuring, he’s able to express it only in messages that sound like a 1961 Frigidaire commercial, with overtones of Marvel Comics superhero grandiosity. The president may understand that a country can’t consume stuff without producing stuff, but he doesn’t get that it’s too late to bring back all that activity at the scale we used to run it when he was a young man in the 1960s. His answer to the call of restructuring — what the Soviets called perestroika before they fell apart — is to pile on more debt, that is, borrow more from the future to pay for hamburgers today.

That dovetails neatly with the needs of the financial community, led by the hapless “Jay” Powell at the Federal Reserve, who is on a mission to destroy the US dollar in order to save the banking system and its auxiliaries in the stock markets. He literally doesn’t know what to do — except “print” more dollars to support share prices, a symbolic talisman of theoretical economics that has less and less to do with what people actually do on-the-ground in the hours when they’re not sleeping. It looks unlikely that the Fed will rescue either Wall Street or Main Street. The longer he props up the former at the expense of the latter, the more certain it is that it will provoke insurrection that goes well beyond the current hostilities.

Then there is the ever-seditious opposition to Mr. Trump, the Democratic Party and its Resistance allies. Race war is their latest “solution” to the woes of a disintegrating economy, which only adds social and cultural collapse to the darkening scene. Since much of the Resistance leadership is drawn from America’s intellectual class — the news media, the campus faculties, the honchos of bureaucracy, the politicized judiciary, and the performing monkeys of Hollywood — they will end up denouncing and eating each other in their zealous competition to bring down the hated Trump by inventing ever-fresh fantasies to justify destroying western civilization and all the horses it rode in on, namely: individual liberty, free inquiry in the pursuit of truth, the rule of and due process of law, and the consent of the governed.

Never in US history has there been a faction as dishonest as today’s Democratic Party or as habituated to the application of bad faith in political conflict. Their addiction to malicious hoaxes and engineered untruths knows no limits — and naturally so, since they are motivated primarily by the dream of dissolving all boundaries in policy, law, sexual relations, and personal conduct. They’ve been busy proving the past few weeks that they’re against the social contract as a basic proposition, exhorting for an end to law enforcement while inciting street violence, crimes against property, and murder."

Paul Emery

CAn anyone else other that Todd give some insight into the BLM attackers in Grass Valley who came in a caravan from who knows where to "attack" Grass Valley?
(see Todd 1:54)

scenes

"CAn anyone else other that Todd give some insight into the BLM attackers in Grass Valley who came in a caravan from who knows where to "attack" Grass Valley?"

It's happened in other places, but I don't know about GV. It's a good question.

Perhaps you could go do some of that imaginary 'news craft' and call somebody who knows. Perhaps GVPD or one of the local organizers. We could probably do a GoFundMe for a telephone if you don't have one.

The step from propagandist to newsman is a giant one, but we know you could do it if you tried.

Todd Juvinall

Scenes, Emery is no newsman. He plays the guitar. I remember him when he "covered" the Board of Supervisors when I was there. He could not get it right then after sitting there and listening at the meetings. And he sill doesn't now. So it appears he is one of those lazy types that want someone else to do his work. And if the work does not fit his agenda it is considered untrue.

Paul Emery

Todd writes " I remember him when he "covered" the Board of Supervisors when I was there. "

What an idiot. I didn't begin work for KVMR till '97 and you were long gone by then. You were there in the late '80's for two terms I recall before Dave Tobiasson .

It is so sad what's become of you. You were once a bright young man with big political ambitions but you were tossed out like dead flowers in every election after that. Now you're a local joke. I have to remind your critics that at one time you had potential and were up and coming but were dumped by the voters and became a failed real estate developer and now are a relic. Sad but true

Paul Emery

Wow

Trump down by 15 in Nate Silvers consensus polls. Worst ever and gong down by the day

https://fivethirtyeight.com/contributors/nate-silver/

Todd Juvinall

Oh ,u Paul is having some old person's memory issues. Sad to say.

Todd Juvinall

It appears that Paul Emery has lost his noggin and needs some ginko. He is the laughingstock in town and when people see him on the street they toss nickles into his beret. But he did this to himself with all that smoking and other substance placed in his body. What a shame.

Paul Emery

Todd

Are you claiming I worked for KVMR when you were supervisor? Yes of no.

Gregory

punchy 1046am

trump is back up to 46% on rasmussen. hit bottom a week ago

Todd Juvinall

Paul Emery, you seem to be experiencing dementia. There is help.

scenes

re: Gregory@11:30AM

I think it's funny that he's spent more than a couple of years puling about numbers that I basically see as information-filled as this:

https://sharylattkisson.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Screen-Shot-2020-06-11-at-12.45.15-PM-1024x700.png

You'd think by now that Trump would be at -1150% what with all the down swings.

It's like having an irritating little brother continuously show up to chant something obnoxious.

Gregory

Scenes 1213pm

More sad than funny. Childish.

Todd Juvinall

From Wikipedia.

"After the Klan was suppressed, similar insurgent paramilitary groups arose that were explicitly directed at suppressing Republican voting and turning Republicans out of office: the White League, which started in Louisiana in 1874; and the Red Shirts, which started in Mississippi and developed chapters in the Carolinas. For instance, the Red Shirts are credited with helping elect Wade Hampton as governor in South Carolina. They were described as acting as the military arm of the Democratic Party and are attributed with helping white Democrats regain control of state legislatures throughout the South.[32] In addition, there were thousands of Confederate veterans in what were called rifle clubs. "

Looks like Hamilton is all wet. He is trying to block me from a newspaper I bought and my parents bought for fifty years. I think Hamilton might be a fascist.

He claimed I was lying when I said the KKK was the military branch of the KKK. Of course Woodrow Wilson had them in the White House and I think he was a democrat pointy head.

Paul Emery

Todd writes

" I said the KKK was the military branch of the KKK."
Huh???/ Are you trying to say something Todd.

Paul Emery

Scenes

Are you saying Trump is doing well in the polls?

Paul Emery

Scenes

Biden is up 8.5 in consensus polling RCP. Are you saying that is good for Trump?

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2020/president/us/general_election_trump_vs_biden-6247.html

fish

Posted by: Paul Emery | 17 June 2020 at 03:32 PM


Punch.....are you constantly asking stupid open ended gotcha questions?

scenes

"Are you saying Trump is doing well in the polls? "

Much like your posts, his numbers look like this:

https://www.tempoautomation.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/GaussianNoiseWaveform-673x364.jpg

Don't you have some 'news craft' to do?

Robet Cross

so what do you all think about Bolton's revelations.. more lies...like everything else that disputes trumpee's version of reality?

Paul Emery

No scenes his numbers look like this:

https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/trump-approval-ratings/?ex_cid=rrpromo

scenes

"No scenes his numbers look like this:"

I hate to tell you old son, but that chart looks remarkably like noise.

So basically he's at about his average level over the last 2.something years, even with non-Trump caused disasters going on. At this point I figure I'm communicating with a child with progeria, so I forgive you.

Bill Tozer

Shapiro on Google and The Federalist.

https://www.facebook.com/1435071773455316/posts/2531702273792255/

Bill Tozer

Quotes

Insight: “By academic freedom I understand the right to search for truth and to publish and teach what one holds to be true. This right implies also a duty; one must not conceal any part of what one has recognized to be true.” —Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Upright: “What should be taught is that America’s and the Western world’s uniqueness did not lie in having slaves. Slavery was universal. Therefore, the morally serious person asks who abolished slavery, not who practiced it. But the left … is not now, nor ever has been, morally serious.” —Dennis Prager

Nailed it: “Emotions neither prove nor disprove facts. There was a time when any rational adult understood this. But years of dumbed-down education and emphasis on how people ‘feel’ have left too many people unable to see through this media gimmick.” —Thomas Sowell

Friendly fire: “It feels liberating to say after years of tiptoeing around the fact, but the American left has lost its mind. It’s become a cowardly mob of upper-class social media addicts, Twitter Robespierres who move from discipline to discipline torching reputations and jobs with breathtaking casualness.” —journalist Matt Taibbi

For the record: “If you think systemic racism is real, but don’t support school choice, you are the problem.” —Caleb Hull

Memo to the Left: “Frankly, school choice is the civil-rights statement of the year, of the decade, and probably beyond. Because all children have to have access to quality education. A child’s ZIP code in America should never determine their future, and that’s what was happening. All children deserve equal opportunity because we are all made equal by God.” —Donald Trump

Missing the forest for the trees: “I’ve read the [LGBT worker] decision, and some people were surprised. But they’ve ruled and we live with their decision. That’s what it’s all about. We live with the decision of the Supreme Court.” —Donald Trump

Theater of the absurd: “The United States didn’t inherit slavery from anybody. We created it.” —Senator Tim Kaine (“The 1619 Project literally starts history in 1619, BEFORE THE UNITED STATES EXISTED.” —Ben Shapiro)

And last… “Liberal NBC News conspires with liberal Google to silence conservative [website The] Federalist months before a vote for president. Weird how Dems are no longer outraged about collusion intended to impact an election.” —Twitter satirist @hale_razor

scenes

fish: "Punch.....are you constantly asking stupid open ended gotcha questions?"

fish, you are supposed to say

ARE YOU CONSTANTLY ASKING STUPID OPEN ENDED GOTCHA QUESTIONS? YES OR NO?

Frisch gets mad and stomps off too easily, but I sorely miss him. Paul is the worst possible champion for his cause.

I do have an idea for George R. though, just a suggestion. Put in a special sticky thread for 'Paul's Prognostications'. TRUMP WENT DOWN 4 POINTS posts (no doubt followed by an invisible trump went up 4 points post no doubt) go in there. Everyone that wants to discuss TRUMP WENT DOWN 4 POINTS can do that thang, otherwise their tired old eyes are spared the visual pollution.

Maybe we could talk ToddJ to put in the TRUMP WENT UP 4 POINTS post that always gives us that average again. I could start a gofundme to make it worth his while.

Mary Wanna

Trump is really frightened about Bolton's book but he is "a day late and a dollar short" as they say. Should be a good read.

"One thing you need to show to get temporary injunctive relief is that the relief would accomplish something. It’s hard to see the point of an injunction here, where the publisher (not even a party) has already shipped the books out and the press already has copies."

https://twitter.com/gtconway3d/status/1273407620481761286?s=19

George Rebane

Administrivia - please review today's post so that your further comments will be appropriately apportioned.

Don Bessee

Slave empire supporters must quit and now! Right? -

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/06/17/usa-today-fact-check-scarf-worn-by-pelosi-schumer-linked-to-empire-involved-in-west-african-slave-trade/

;-)

Bill Tozer

Beware the White Liberal.

‘High-Ranking Dem Senator Calls Black Sen. Tim Scott’s Bill ‘Token’ Approach; Scott Fires Back’

https://www.dailywire.com/news/watch-high-ranking-dem-senator-calls-black-sen-tim-scotts-bill-token-approach-scott-fires-back?

Too bad about any controversy. Senator Tim Scott’s announcement of his Justice Bill this morning was an impassioned from the depths of his heart (tearful at times’) address. Guess he now a coon. Houseboy.

Don Bessee

The chi coms are not coming they are here -

Collins described the data as “sobering.”

Of the 399 scientists “of possible concern,” the FBI detected 120 (30 percent), while their institutions flagged 44, data provided by Lauer showed.

NIH determined that the vast majority, over 60 percent, of those scientists had foreign ties. Foreign ties investigations conducted by the NIH came out “positive” for 256 (63 percent) of the 399 and “negative” for 76 (19 percent). The NIH deemed the remaining 72 (18 percent) as “pending.”
According to Lauer, the fact that over 80 percent of the scientists targeted by NIH investigators are Asian “is not surprising” because “that’s who the Chinese target” in their foreign talent recruitment programs.

Nevertheless, not all of the scientists targeted by Beijing are ethnic Han Chinese.
Slightly over 70 percent (133) of the 189 scientists currently under investigation failed to disclose foreign grants, while more than half refused to reveal receiving a talent award, the NIH official noted last Friday. NIH investigators accused the others of failing to disclose ties to international companies (17) and patents obtained in foreign countries (7) as well as committing peer review violations (9) and breaking other agency rules.

The NIH blasted China’s Thousand Talents Program, noting that Beijing has used it as a vehicle to exploit its access to U.S. research labs and academic institutions. FBI officials have reportedly described the program as a form of “non-traditional espionage.”

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/06/16/54-scientists-at-national-institutes-of-health-lose-jobs-in-espionage-probe/

;-)

Don Bessee

Bolton's big new book is a bust -

Lighthizer denies Bolton claim that Trump asked China’s Xi for 2020 help: ‘Never happened. I was there’

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/lighthizer-denies-bolton-claim-trump-xi-2020-election

;-)

Mary Wanna

At Trump’s 2018 meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo slipped Bolton a note about Trump that read, “He is so full of s***.”
Bolton was told by then-chief of staff John Kelly, “You can’t imagine how desperate I am to get out of here.” -John Bolton

Mary Wanna

Don: always hilarious to watch your ilk scurry around trying to throw all the staunch conservatives who know Trump is totally FOS under the bus.

Mary Wanna

Trump supports concentration/re-education camps. That explains a lot.

fish

Posted by: Mary Wanna | 18 June 2020 at 06:13 AM


It's funny that you guys are now the "Conspiracy Theorists".

scenes

"It's funny that you guys are now the "Conspiracy Theorists"."

It's the internet I'm afraid.

Some guy leaks an overheard conversation, not accurately, to some other guy who tweets it, who is quoted by another tweet, which is picked up by one of the clickbait TDS sites.

Then, one of our local baizuo class gathers it up in their morning glance at the 'news' and runs breathlessly here to give them ol' angry white men what fer.

'News craft' at it's finest.

The really interesting stuff (The Plague. The Blue Mob Cultural Revolution, China v. India, a potential Great Depression 2.0) is only obliquely related to Trump, but, ya know, TRUMP IS DOWN 3.5 POINTS IN LATEST POLL!

Somebody needs to reprogram the arguebots to be less boring. In some ways that's the worst sin of all.

fish

I never would have guessed that in the difficult times President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho would be the voice of sanity!


I LIKE THE CUT OF HIS JIB: Terry Crews: White People Can Be Republican, But ‘If You’re Black, You Have to Be One Thing.’


https://pjmedia.com/election/tyler-o-neil/2020/06/18/terry-crews-slams-biden-warns-against-black-supremacy-n545003

George Rebane

And the dollar value of human lives has not been touched with a ten-foot pole.

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