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To reiterate the Twit denial someone clarified a few days ago, simply pound on the reload circular arrow thingy on your browser tab a few times and it will relent. It often takes 2-3 tries. Also, if you ever attempt to forward a twit via an email, pause for a moment and confirm that it really is going to be that particular twit you intended. I have to hit reload at least once and often twice to keep it from reverting to some earlier twitty thing. I hate crappy software. Prolly a bunch of ex-Windoze punks.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Saturday Morning at JustOneMinute
An interesting summary of the Benghazi fiasco: Ambassador Stevens was sent to Benghazi to secretly retrieve US made Stinger Missiles that the State Dept had supplied to Ansar al Sharia in Libya WITHOUT Congressional oversight or permission. Sec State Hillary Clinton had brokered the Libya deal through Ambassador Stevens and a Private Arms Dealer named Marc Turi, but some of the shoulder fired Stinger Missiles ended up in Afghanistan where they were used against our own military. On July 25th, 2012, a US Chinook helicopter was downed by one of them. Not destroyed only because the idiot Taliban didn't arm the missile. The helicopter didn't explode, but it had to land and an ordnance team recovered the missile’s serial number which led back to a cache of Stinger Missiles kept in Qatar by the CIA. Obama and Hillary were in full panic mode, so Ambassador Stevens was sent to Benghazi to retrieve the rest of the Stinger Missiles. This was a "do-or-die" mission, which explains the Stand Down Orders given to multiple rescue teams during the siege of the US Embassy. It was the State Dept, NOT the CIA, that supplied the Stinger Missiles to our sworn enemies because Gen. Petraeus at CIA would not approve supplying the deadly missiles due to their potential use against commercial aircraft. So then, Obama threw Gen. Petraeus under the bus when he refused to testify in support of Obama’s phony claim of a “spontaneous uprising caused by a YouTube video that insulted Muslims.” Obama and Hillary committed TREASON! THIS is what the investigation is all about, WHY she had a Private Server, (in order to delete the digital evidence), and WHY Obama, two weeks after the attack, told the UN that the attack was the result of the YouTube video, even though everyone KNEW it was not. Furthermore, the Taliban knew that the administration had aided and abetted the enemy WITHOUT Congressional oversight or permission, so they began pressuring (blackmailing) the Obama Administration to release five Taliban generals being held at Guantanamo. Bowe Bergdahl was just a useful pawn used to cover the release of the Taliban generals. Everyone knew Bergdahl was a traitor but Obama used Bergdahl’s exchange for the five Taliban generals to cover that Obama was being coerced by the Taliban about the unauthorized Stinger Missile deal. So we have a traitor as POTUS that is not only corrupt, but compromised, as well and a Sec of State that is a serial liar, who perjured herself multiple times at the Congressional Hearings on Benghazi. Perhaps this is why no military aircraft were called upon for help in Benghazi: because the administration knew that our enemies had Stinger Missiles that, if used to down those planes, would likely be traced back to the CIA cache in Qatar and then to the State Dept’s illegitimate arms deal in Libya. A Marine Colonel friend of a friend says: This squares with what I knew in 2012. Believe it or not, former U.N. weapons inspector, and a Marine Intelligence Officer that I worked with in 1994-'95, Scott Ritter, was reporting this in open forum in 2013.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Flooding The Zone at JustOneMinute
Sagan — sheesh. Had a friend who went to HS with him. He was such an insufferable little sh!t that my bud was surprised he made it out of there alive. Lots of atomic wedgies.
I sent my super code guy a link to Clarice’s pipeline article on the pipeline. Here was his response: The whole narrative smells. Should be a ton of regulation around the firmware on the pipeline, no remote upgrades, physically tamper resistant (aka bring a torch because the covers are not locked, but welded), minimal functionality. Loss of positive remote control should result in a safe and controlled shut down of flow. VPNs everywhere if they decided to connect it to the internets at large for remote monitoring and control, and the remote PCs with no other applications connected to the internets. I'd also expect hot and cold backup remote systems, and the ability to build brand new systems in maybe 10 hours. They were out ~5 days, so they either made it up to cover for something else, or a bunch of IT people are out looking for new jobs. Wictor's new thread could be right. And somebody said they found a new colonial pipeline job posting for a cyber security manager.
RSE from the last thread, our Gdtr is finishing her 3rd grade and 1st full year at Leman Academy of Excellence in CO. The parental units pulled her from the county supported Montessori she had been in since 22 months old. It became utterly hopeless. Between the home schooling as things shut down last year and a huge gain once in full time in-class sessions, she has leapt about two or three grade levels and already is in AP levels on several subjects. Can’t believe we lucked out on that one.
I think there were a couple of links previously on the employer jab mandate. This link is a 5 page document to shove under the nose of your employer that clearly places all obligation on him if he insists.
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Origin Stories at JustOneMinute
Davod, We’ve driven over a fair number of back roads in the outback. Nearly every blind curve had a posted sign “Sound Horn(y) in Curves”. The y added by hand on nearly every one. :-)
Toggle Commented May 10, 2021 on Happy Mother's Day! at JustOneMinute
With all the talk about the Chicoms stealing our elections, likely producing the WuFlu virus, on top of 30 yrs of stealing our technology, it hit me this morning that the really terrible mess in India right now might actually be a full on WWIII attack. It’s like there is such a din of political noise that the next level of assault is lost in the mayhem. Let’s see if that idea bubbles up in the near future.
Toggle Commented May 9, 2021 on Happy Mother's Day! at JustOneMinute
Ig, My one and only deep dive was 12 yrs ago and reading one breathtaking paper where the key, possibly genetic flaw, was literally no sense of time. In other words, you cannot develop a conscience if you don’t understand the concept of time. “If I steal that cookie, mama will spank me” can’t work because it implies a projection into the future. One example from the paper that stuck: “Joe, did you stab Mary?” “No...,but I loved the way the blood ran off the edge of the blade.”
Toggle Commented May 5, 2021 on Lock 'Em Up at JustOneMinute
Toggle Commented May 5, 2021 on Have You Herd? at JustOneMinute
OL and Ig, Following up on the UBI and all the other rot, it dawned on me with OL’s reminder about IQ that when Bell Curve came out in 94, it was flamed into oblivion practically in days because it was the floodlight on a room full of cockroaches. In dark corners of the web you can find stats on IQ that strongly suggests that slaves that arrived here probably had 70 IQ that was diluted over a century or two by interbreeding with whitey dragging it up to 85. Talk about a taboo! Can’t talk about that! Now add another double, secret taboo of the likely psychopath gene that was apparently a tiny fraction of the general population down through history (because those found to have it were either killed, or driven out of the local clan), and then bred back with a vengeance by LBJ’s Great Society. Nothing like the positive feedback of psycho baby daddies breeding millions of psycho babies so the baby mommas got to collect all that welfare. But let’s drown out any such discussion with raccisss malarkey.
Toggle Commented May 5, 2021 on Lock 'Em Up at JustOneMinute
Following up on last night’s discussion of public ejamacation, I actually did an independent study in 8th grade US history class on the Homestead Act. (Can you imagine that today?) As the surveyors worked their way west, they laid out the flat country in 6 x 6 mile townships producing 36 sections of land to help settlers lay their claims. Sections 16 (and later) 36 were reserved for schools. As I mentioned in my AT piece, I spent a couple years attending a one room school at the edge of our ranch. It was built around the turn of the 20th century and a neighbor who had three sons attend there (two when I was there) was a student there himself shortly after it was built. Mrs Belter lived in the teacher’s cabin with her husband and that was the extent of the overhead to teach all the kids in that part of the county. The last time we drove through there about a decade ago, we saw they had moved the school house to our old ranch next to the main house and converted it to a bunkhouse.
Toggle Commented May 3, 2021 on Have You Herd? at JustOneMinute
Glancing at that graph, it is either totally made up, or there is a lot of disconnect relative to the nominal red/blue counties.
Toggle Commented May 3, 2021 on Have You Herd? at JustOneMinute
Jim nj, My version of that logjam is that we don’t have any Einsteins anymore. That is, no one blossomed on their own. All the players in the last half century, or more were nurtured by their prof/mentor and never managed to break the chain of whatever incrementalism they were taught was the True Path. Feynman may have been the last. My fave example is/was Hap Arp and his argument that quasars are birthed out of the cores of certain energetic galaxies and not at the edge of the visible universe. The argument against it is their extreme redshift which ‘everybody knows’ means they are further away, because redshift only means velocity which means further away. QED, or something.
Toggle Commented May 2, 2021 on Saturday Afternoon at JustOneMinute
I’m not that much of an old movie buff, but we have been watching some of the TCM old timers lately. I spotted something that put a smile on my face when we watched Key Largo. There was about a 10 sec. cameo of a couple young Injuns in the storyline. I immediately recognized Jay Silverheels! Didn’t realize that the Lone Ranger TV show started only a year or two after they did K/L so he hit his stride pretty quick.
MM, fair warning. You need to save up for a new battery, because that one will die for keeps within a year. Just the nature of the beast. :(
MM, Your above comment about businesses run at home reminds me of a sporty car racer pal I had back in HS who ran a repair garage in his one car garage in a nice middle class neighborhood down in Phoenix. Two unrelated reasons I remember him: 1) a couple years later I met the future Mrs MT who lived about a block away, and 2) this guy was asked to build up an Indy car engine for Clint Brawner for Mario’s backup car. That’s the only car Mario ever won Indy with. And it happened only because that engine was suffering from poor oil cooling and Mario had to hold back to keep from burning the engine up. Not a habit he ever perfected.
Toggle Commented Apr 29, 2021 on Oh, Yeah, A Speech at JustOneMinute
Jane, If you thought Hume was in DC because you saw him on Tucker, I’m pretty sure TuCa’s studio with the rough wood decor is at his place near you.
Toggle Commented Apr 28, 2021 on Gun Up! at JustOneMinute
Finally had a chance to tweak the pix from last night's Pink Super Moon. What a treat!
Toggle Commented Apr 28, 2021 on Gun Up! at JustOneMinute
One of the guys loved the rum raisin pie so much he convinced them to give him the recipe after promising to never reveal it to any locals. I think that was at the Randazzle Cafe.
Toggle Commented Apr 27, 2021 on On To The Next Crisis at JustOneMinute
MM2’s 7:13 is a nice complement to my recent essay on the Red County migration. What’s funny is that we spent a lot of time in the little town of Gothenburg NE 30 yrs ago. It looks just like the stock photo in the 7:13 Breitbart piece. Typical farm town. I always had a sense that a place like that could be a permanent home, if only there was some means of readily communicating with the outside world. You know, like some magic wire that gave you access to the whole world. (Keep in mind that 1990 offered A-side/B-side bag phones that were only slightly better than string between two cans.) Gothenburg had all the small town basics. You choice of three different diners, each with their own specialty homemade pies. An A&W and eventually a Mickey D. And only a 30 minute drive to North Platte, if you needed stuff that a BIG town offered.
Toggle Commented Apr 27, 2021 on On To The Next Crisis at JustOneMinute
Well, we had the perfect arrival of the Pink Super Moon. In spite of the ‘pink’ not supposed to apply to its color, it really did come up pink. Sky was clear and the water was fairly calm, so it left a very bright trail to the house. I’ll see if it is worth posting in the morning.
Toggle Commented Apr 27, 2021 on On To The Next Crisis at JustOneMinute
The boss just read me the link Clarice admonished us to wade through. It does a wonderful job of detailing how the fake reality tries to drown out our world. Unfortunately he uses para and pseudo prefixes for about half the words so it starts to feel like one of Robin’s edumacation essays. It’s still worth your time.
Toggle Commented Apr 25, 2021 on On To The Next Crisis at JustOneMinute
Mel, That reference to CAT flight operations sounds familiar. IIRC that was the outfit that Wexner used to haul all that white powder into Rickenbacker from SE Asia that fueled the Limited and Epstein.
Toggle Commented Apr 25, 2021 on On To The Next Crisis at JustOneMinute
I had a strangely mixed history in math. Geometry and trig were intrinsically visual and therefore I grokked them directly. I might have done that with algebra, except I happened to get utterly the worst teachers for the two years worth of that I was subjected to. I literally learned nothing. Then I was subjected to a new experimental AP geometry book that deliberately imposed an abstraction layer on top of a simple subject that made it into gibberish. Set theory and all that crap. So I get to inguneering school and dive into several semesters of calculus... and readily grasp the concepts, but can’t do the problems because I can’t do the algebra. Grrr! Finally an old timer who wrote the textbook was able to easily square me away. This ol guy could lean his chair against the wall under the chalkboard facing me and reach his arm up over his head and write across the board. Now try to visualize that. His brain could transform that process and make it look normal. Oh, by the way, he said he was the stupid brother. His older brother was the astrophysicist.
Toggle Commented Apr 23, 2021 on On To The Next Crisis at JustOneMinute