This is another of the W.O.O.D. series of semi-regular
Weekly Occasional Open Discussions.
(i.e. if I forget and skip one, no big)
Immediate prior one here:
and remains open for threads running there (at least until the ‘several month’ auto-close of comments on stale threads).
Canonical list of old ones here:
A property owned clear is now “under contract”, so in about 30 to 40 days, we will be madly packing and /or relocated (mostly…) to Florida.
In between now and then “a whole lot of stuff” must happen. So expect there will be long times when I’m “Away From Keyboard”, or posting very short postings, once the computers and monitors are packed up.
The house we are presently living in may also be sold, or I’ll be staying behind a little to get a new roof installed. (Some things are very much still up in the air.) Eventually it goes under contract too.
Between now and then I’m fixing up, packing up, throwing out, moving cars and stuff and more. It promises to be a mad month or two.
I’ll try to keep folks entertained and postings flowing, but just realize that a week of “sudden silence” may mean anything from “I’m driving another car to Florida” to “I’m hammering a new roof on as the construction crews are all booked up.” Hopefully not, though. I hope to just “throw money at it”…
Same thing I started with last time. Memes. This one is titled “World War V”, as in vaccine. Hit’s it just right, IMHO.
I really really like these guy’s “top 10 memes”. They watch what is going on on Gab and Patriot.win and select the ones that they like best. A nice filtering service if nothing else; but the way they match music to the theme is also good. Unfortunately, can’t do an embed that works with my free WordPress plan (it does do free EwTube embeds… but only them) so you get to “hit the link”.
As before, do be prepared to hit pause to pick up the details.
It is now clear that a new global conflict has begun, in which the world’s elites have pitched themselves against the native populations of every nation of the West, and perhaps every nation of the world. The architects of this struggle cannot be named. They may not even have yet been identified. Nor is it clear that even they understand the ramifications of what they have set in motion.
I love how they manage to catch the high (talking) points of the Fear Porn News Shows, and pillory them.
#10: A series of Lame stream “News” mandating vaccines.
#9: Obama’s Birthday Bash of hundreds in a giant tent with no masks. ( Do as they do, not as they say…)
#8: Media Fear Porning Florida – recycle Italy photo as Florida hospital…
#7: Delta Variant – Mock Mock Mocking on Heavens Door…
#6: AntiVax Assault – Zelenko’s Reply.
#5: Biden Mumbles A Meme..
#4: A Trans-Something half-back intimidates an old man.. Song in the background is catchy but loaded with F-Bombs… just FYI.
#3: 6 Jan Show Trial bombs. (F-Bombs song continues through the end of #1)
#2: Democrats push for Vaccine Passports hurts Blacks most as about 25-30% are vaccinated. (Seems Blacks ARE smarter than Whites and Asians… or at least remember their history)
#1: Rand Paul Marvy Rant ;-)
FWIW, EwTube suspended him for telling the truth. That the masks almost everyone are using are useless. (They are ill fitting, reused endlessly, do not filter out viruses – even N95 masks only get 95%… by definition; and constantly pawed at.)
Yes, it is time to resist. I’m doing it in part by moving to a Freedom State. I’m also going to do “minimal compliance” until I’m out of here. A bit more about Rand and his Rant:
Thank God… Now Japan can go back to normal more or less. I didn’t watch any of it. Just knowing some A-Holes would be dissing the USA was enough to make it uninteresting. Knowing that She-Men would be competing as women killed that half of the games. I suppose something of interest might have happened, but don’t care enough to go looking for the highlights. After all, the Media Mavins will make sure the “wokeness” is a highlight…
Russia Making New War Toys:
Pics: Russia unveils new stealth fighter jet it claims is capable of Mach 2 speeds
Russia unveiled its new fighter jet dubbed “Checkmate” that reportedly includes stealth capabilities, the ability to fly at Mach 2 speeds and other advanced technology on Tuesday. The new jet will be offered to foreign buyers, according to The Associated Press.
Russian President Vladimir Putin viewed the aircraft which was unveiled by Russian aircraft creators at the MAKS-2021 International Aviation and Space Salon, an aviation forum that opened in Zhukovsky near Moscow on Tuesday.
It looks really cool!
And yet, what really sets it apart is its staggeringly low price of $25-30 million per model. This makes Checkmate arguably a far better value proposition than the two competitors that it’s being positioned against: the French Dassault Rafale and Swedish JAS-39 Gripen. But there are some caveats to consider, with the first and most obvious being the Checkmate’s wildly optimistic price tag. At $25-30 million per model, the Checkmate would cost less than half that of the less advanced Su-35S while also being substantially cheaper than Russia’s other fifth-generation fighter, the Su-57.
The manufacturer, Rostec subsidiary Sukhoi, says it slashed Checkmate’s costs with AI-assisted production methods and by recycling some of the technologies previously developed for the Su-35S and Su-57, but only time will tell how accurate these early price assessments are. Even if technically true, $25-30 million could simply be the baseline price before customer-specific weapons/avionics configurations, modifications, and conversions are factored in. This is not to suggest that Checkmate can’t be competitive in export markets—to the contrary, the fighter is still in a position to offer solid value to certain customers even if the price tag turns out to be slightly higher than expected.
More California Burning
I’m not going to link to anything on this, the fear porn is everywhere. What’s the reality? Unfortunately, I’m of the opinion that the State Government is deliberately doing a bad job of fire prevention and suppression so as to drive more “Climate Fear Porn” in the media. It also has the “benefit” (from their POV) of wiping out those annoying little independent rural towns, even if it is just one at a time.
Stopping fires is just a matter of applying enough equipment and staff. Don’t do that, you get a fire. Don’t do it a lot for a long time, you get giant fires. Nothing natural about these fires, they are from neglect.
The Rock That’s Been Canceled
They could not just remove the plaque. Oh no. The whole rock must go!
The absurdity of cancel culture captured in this one image
JENNIFER KABBANY – FIX EDITOR •AUGUST 9, 2021
In one of the stupidest and spineless decisions ever made by campus administrators, a 42-ton boulder was hauled off the University of Wisconsin Madison on Friday.
If ever there was a poster child for the absurdity of cancel culture, this is it.
The rock had traveled to the region over 10,000 years ago, deposited by ancient pre-Cambrian bedrock drift from Canada, according to the plaque embedded on the face of the boulder.
It was named Chamberlin Rock after Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, a dedicated glaciologist and UW-Madison’s president from 1887 to 1892.
For decades, it sat on a secluded section of campus offering geological and earth sciences majors a chance to study and enjoy their chosen field.
But no longer. Administrators caved to the vacuous and ridiculous demand of student protesters to remove it from campus.
A previous estimate weighed the rock at 70 tons but it was more accurately measured recently at 42 tons, Madison.com reports.
The reason given for its removal was a shallow and tenuous complaint: it had once been referred to as “n*ggerhead rock” in the Wisconsin State Journal in 1925.
There is no evidence the offensive term was ever used on campus to describe the boulder.
As The College Fix previously reported:
Daniel Einstein, the historic and cultural resources manager for UW Madison, has researched the university archives for instances of the use of the name in reference to Chamberlin Rock.
“I could only find one instance of the offensive term related to the rock–in the 1925 Wisconsin State Journal article,” reads Einstein’s statement to The Fix. “There is no reference in this article to Chamberlin. The reporter was using the term (in a manner not uncommon for the time) as a generic reference to a geographic or geological feature.”
“The Board of Regents approved the format for a commemorative plaque a year later. The plaque seems to have been installed sometime in late 1926–at which time the attribution ‘Chamberlin Rock’ would have first been used. Before this point, the rock had no officially designated name. None of the available sources describe a dedication ceremony–no photos, no program pamphlets, no speeches.”
In this instance, feelings trumped reality. In today’s Orwellian age, every scrap of history deemed the least bit offensive must be removed — even apparently if it’s only tangentially connected to something offensive, as is the case with Chamberlin Rock.
“You clearly see what the rock was called and you can’t deny the history. Additionally you can’t deny the way it makes some people feel,” the UW-Madison Black Student Union president told Madison.com last year.
For those keeping score, this young black progressive activist made this statement some 100 years after the time the rock was once referenced by a slur off campus by someone not connected to campus. That’s the modern definition of oppression, apparently.
And yet, despite the mountain of evidence that the demand to remove the rock was asinine at best, craven administrators gave in.
UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank and anyone else connected to this decision should be absolutely ashamed of themselves.
This was a prime opportunity for a teachable moment, in which the grown-ups running the campus tell the young people that the answer is “No!” But apparently at UW-Madison, the children are in charge.
But still, nice to know. I hereby christen Biden “n*ggerhead POTUS”… can we remove him now?… /sarc; & /snark;
For more, see:
Trump Social Media site:
I’ve also gotten addicted to the Top Ten Memes of the week from WatchMAGA here:
They have interesting “bite” to them, along with a tendency to highlight the news of the week in memes, so good as a social attitude pointer too. Plus they are “way fun” ;-)