July 11, 2020

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61 comments:

Big Mike said...

Over in Portland a bunch a bunch of rioters surrounded a white SUV. The driver pulled a gun and fired off some rounds into the air, which seems to have clarified the situation for the rioters. What’s strange is that the person making the cellphone video claimed to have seen the driver sharing some brews with the rioters — beforehand, I assume.

Reminds me of a story told by I guy I used to shoot with. Deceased now. In 1968 he was down in the District of Columbia for a meeting. When he came out the city was burning and rioters were roaming the city looking for white guys to beat up in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. He told me he had a little Beretta .25 acp in his car — absolutely illegal in DC! — so when three black youths approached him as he was getting into his car he pulled it from his glove box, pointed it at the bridge of the nose of one of them, and said “Please don’t make me use this.” They didn’t. They left.

wildswan said...

How do you get the field of flowers so sharp? Are you stacking?

Jupiter said...

Have they caught up with the frat boys who set fire to Althea yet?

Justice For Althea!

wildswan said...

Recently Kristy Noem, Governor of South Dakota, said that when the schools in her state went to distance learning they lost 30% of their students. By "lost" she meant that they never attended online classes and never turned in assignments. I wonder if the statistics in Madison were similar. Or was it 60% lost, there? I'd like to know whether students in Wisconsin in K-12 attended once the schools went to distance learning. If not, what are we paying teachers full salary for? And were the non-attenders promoted? And how can the two groups - attenders and non-attenders - be in one classroom ever again? And isn't it important to the re-opening debate to know how many students become drop-outs when the physical schools close?

traditionalguy said...

The St Louis home owners had peacemakers the last time BLM looters came on their property and no one was hurt. Now Soros’s DA has sent the MIA police and removed it. There will be no peace in St Louis now under Rule by Soros scum. lol

Marc said...

Today is the 100th anniversary of the death of the Empress Eugénie, née María Eugenia Ignacia Agustina de Palafox y Kirkpatrick, 19th countess of Teba etc etc, spouse of Napoléon III. Someone else can praise the Napoléons but Eugénie was a good, faithful, and forward-looking woman. Requiescat in pace.

mockturtle said...

Wildswan, some teachers are protesting the reopening of schools. Quelle surprise! As you observe, they are being paid full salary without having to actually deal with their students. The whole lot of them should be thrown out and the public education system [if we must have one] rebuilt from scratch. I'd much rather see vouchers and private & parochial education. The results couldn't possibly be any worse.

John henry said...

Just to get the party started:


However, a probable case [of Covid] can also be determined without an FDA-approved test if someone meets definitions of certain clinical criteria and epidemiological links, Souri said.

[snip]

Clinical criteria needed to meet the definition of a probable COVID-19 includes:


at least two of the following symptoms: fever that is measured or subjective, chills, rigors, myalgia, headache, sore throat, or new smell and taste disorders;

at least one of the following symptoms: cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; or

severe respiratory illness with at least one of the following: clinical or radiographic evidence of pneumonia, or acute respiratory distress syndrome and no alternative more likely diagnosis.


Epidemiological links needed to meet the definition of a probable case includes:


close contact with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19;

close contact with a person with clinically compatible illness and linkage to a confirmed case of COVID-19; or

travel to or residence in an area with sustained, ongoing community transmission of SARS-CoV-2.


Close contact, Souri said, is defined by being within 6 feet for at least a period of 10 minutes to 30 minutes or more depending on exposure.

“There are 15 different options on how you can be classified as a probable case,” she said.


https://communityimpact.com/dallas-fort-worth/frisco/coronavirus/2020/05/19/new-covid-19-definitions-by-the-state-could-raise-case-counts-in-collin-county/

Also from the article:

“That still gets counted towards the case count,” she said. “It’s different. It’s not confirmed; it’s probable; but it’s still a case.”

These are the national CDC definitions.

I don't don't understand why 90% of the US does not have Kung Flu under these diagnoses.

It's kind of like AIDS in Africa back in the 90s. Remember? Everyone had AIDS, it spread heterosexually and was going to break out worldwide any moment now.

It made a great story to get money but the problem was the diagnoses. WHO said that anyone having a couple of symptoms that were common to a 1000 diseases in Africa was to be diagnosed with AIDS. Symptoms included, IIRC, nausea, lack of appetite, diarhea, fever. In other words, what most Africans have normally.

See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangui_definition

Also, if you had these symptoms and died, got run over by a car for example, it was counted as an AIDS death.

We are being fucked by the data.

John Henry

mockturtle said...

Marc, one of the first historical biographies I read as a young teen was of Eugénie.

mockturtle said...

Tradguy, the weapon confiscation was horrific and surely unconstitutional. If the city of St. Louis gets away with it, are any of us safe?

narciso said...

Indeed john henry

I was thinking the closest thing to secret city here was house of cards, the villain was a blue dog who used the chinese connection to checkmate his rivals,

Beloved Commenter AReasonableMan said...

It's genuinely hard to know what to say these days. It is such a complete clusterfuck.

narciso said...

Not if you have one of soros drones as da.

Michael K said...

Eugénie was a good, faithful, and forward-looking woman. Requiescat in pace.

Not exactly faithful. She had two children with Nieppberg and never saw Napoleon after Waterloo.

Adam Albert von Neipperg was an Austrian Ainobleman, soldier and diplomat who seduced Napoleon’s second wife, Marie Louise, while Napoleon was in exile on Elba. Charged with this task by Marie Louise’s father, Emperor Francis I of Austria, Neipperg discouraged Marie Louise from joining her husband and eventually erased any feelings of loyalty Marie Louise had towards Napoleon. Count von Neipperg had three children with Marie Louise. He then quietly married her after Napoleon’s death. Together they proved to be relatively popular governors of the Duchy of Parma.

Maybe it was three children.

Ann Althouse said...

“ How do you get the field of flowers so sharp?”

All I did was aim the iPhone and touch the sun on the screen to keep it from blowing out the sky. Flowers probably not really all that focused.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

@Mockturtle
good to see u back hope all's well

***

will the Wayfair dust-up turn out to be a nothingburger like that "rich guy with his own Caribbean island" thing?

Jupiter said...

Hey, I call First BS on this one;

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-coronavirus-hoax-death-san-antonio-20200711-hruqlpcolfhv7iyzmpsnjkmoz4-story.html

Anyone here old enough to remember the University President who told the story about the kids who took LSD and went blind from staring directly at the sun?

Beloved Commenter AReasonableMan said...

"Eventually, America responded to all this as you would expect a superpower to react: It elected a China hawk who promised to get tough on Beijing, to bring back jobs lost to the China shock, and to shift foreign policy priorities from the Middle East to the Pacific. But there was one small difficulty: This hawk was no Truman or Reagan, but rather a reality-television mountebank whose real attitude toward China policy was, basically, whatever gets me re-elected works. A mountebank, and also a world-historical incompetent"

mockturtle said...

John Henry, the hospitals get a bundle more with a COVID diagnosis. So, yes, they have their thumbs on the scales.

narciso said...

Its interesting that the print version os so unavailable. I found that with one of henry porters work enpire state i found in a second hand store but you couldnt find in a us store for some 15 years.

narciso said...

Well if its the daily snews thats almost certainly wrong

Narr said...

Doc K, get some shuteye. Wrong Empress.

Finished Baldick's Siege of Paris (1870-71); on to some study of the Commune if I don't get sidetracked . . .

Narr
I'm heading to bed myself

Michael K said...

Beloved Commenter AReasonableMan said...
It's genuinely hard to know what to say these days. It is such a complete clusterfuck.


Never seems to stop you Beijing boy.

John henry said...

MockTurtle

Quite right about the money. Both now with Kung Flu and in the 90s with AIDS. I've pointed it out since March but we should be banging on this every single day.

Has nothing at all to do with health.

Lots of other reasons for this beides money. I suspect that money is somewhere down the list in 4th or 5th place.

narciso said...

You were right about line of duty , it just takes time to warm up. Whereas bodyguard was more compact

Churchy LaFemme: said...

Eugénie was a good, faithful, and forward-looking woman. Requiescat in pace.

Not exactly faithful. She had two children with Nieppberg and never saw Napoleon after Waterloo.


Different Napoleon, different wife.

John henry said...

Blogger narciso said...

I was thinking the closest thing to secret city here was house of cards

Which one?

I've watched the British version 3-4 times. Ep 4 dragged a bit but the first 3 were superb.

I watched a few episodes of the American version, first season. It didn't really do anything for me. Just seemed like regular US television, churned out by the yard. Stale acting and stale storylines.

John Henry

narciso said...

Underwood was a foe of the leftwing, yes he was willing to entertain a public works program but also voucher, yes he killed a person or two who was inconvenient to his future prospects as if that hasnt happened in recent history

narciso said...

Really now


https://mobile.twitter.com/CalFreiburger/status/1282136479288958977

narciso said...


Why not

https://mobile.twitter.com/aginnt/status/1282074300585934849

Lucien said...

Is it wrong for me to have a hard time telling Christiane Ammanpour and Ghislaine Maxwell apart?

John henry said...

Jupiter,

I do remember hearing that story of staring at the sun a hundred times.

But do you remember the story about the elephant who was given LSD and fell over dead?

Both were staples in navy antidrug lectures in the 60s and 70s

John Henry

Ken B said...

“It's genuinely hard to know what to say these days. It is such a complete clusterfuck.”

How about “I guess I should have moved to Canada, like I threatened.”

PubliusFlavius said...

https://www.the-sun.com/lifestyle/tech/1118388/elon-musk-neuralink-brain-chip-statement/


When I purview the cultish mindset of the young 'bulls' at wall street bets, it becomes clear that they are actually sheep whom will be sheared quite willingly.

I was informed this weekend by someone whom covers the tech industry as a professional journalist, that when chatting with Nvidia engineer's they said it was NOT going to be happening anytime soon, AND 5G would be a network requisite.

How long can this conman run?

Silently

Encroaching

Con

BrentonTalcott said...

If my previous comment made it through, I apologize for any redundancy.

https://www.the-sun.com/lifestyle/tech/1118388/elon-musk-neuralink-brain-chip-statement/


If my observations of the wallstreet bets forum is accurate, the cult that worships the criminal known as MUSK are not the 'bull's they self proclaim to be, but are sheep that will be sheared and TAGGED gladly.

I reject being a lab MUSKRAT for transhumanist billionaire assholes.


Yesterday I had a conversation with someone who cover's tech as a professional journalist(retired from the industry as high level exec). He relayed this from NVDA engineer's:

Autonomous Automobile technology was not close, and that it would require a 5G network IF they had the AI.

How long will this conman me allowed to operate?

Who is protecting him, whilst he flagrantly gives the finger to regulators,

simultaneously lying to everyone's face (FUNDING SECURED FFS)!

Silently

Encroaching

Con

Yuri354 said...

Beautiful, especially on hard days like today.

Howard said...

President Cunt now wears a mask. I guess he believes all that fake news about the rising deaths in Trump Country States after rejecting Fake Science advise by following President Cunt's encouragement to open early and often and don't wear a mask because it will make his vain and shallow followers embarrassed.

and you people are not tired of winning yet.

Mr. Forward said...

Democrat’s believe germophobe Trump hired leaky prostitutes in Moscow and horn dog Bill Clinton made multiple visits to Orgy Island while remaining celibate.

Rusty said...

Beloved Commenter AReasonableMan said...
"It's genuinely hard to know what to say these days. It is such a complete clusterfuck."
But this is what you wanted. This is what you and your friends have worked towards. Why aren't you happy?
You're second post? Spoken like atrue CCP bot. Now comment on Hong Kong.

RBE said...

Have you seeing the comet Neowise on your morning walks?

tim in vermont said...

I have been intrigued by this concept expressed here that men gave their lives for our country to defend the principle that nobody owes anybody anything and that everybody is completely on their own. It’s kind of ironic if you think about it. That they made such a huge sacrifice for us to make sure that nobody would ever be asked to make the smallest sacrifice in defense of their fellow Americans in the face of a common peril. But it’s true! Nobody should have to wear a mask if the mask creates the slightest degree of discomfort. Arlington is full of soldiers who fought for that principle, many maimed for life in horrible ways, many living with the psychological consequences of war the rest of us can’t imagine. All for us, all so we can tell each other to fuck off, you’re on your own.

Big Mike said...


It's genuinely hard to know what to say these days. It is such a complete clusterfuck.


@ARM, you say it best when you say nothing at all.

BUMBLE BEE said...

Gonna be a bright sunshiny day...

Beloved Commenter AReasonableMan said...

Rusty said...
You're second post? Spoken like atrue CCP bot.


It is a quote from a very conservative Catholic.

Guildofcannonballs said...

https://mobile.twitter.com/BallouxFrancois/status/1281598406029443073

Anger and resentment boys...

Breezy said...

I like the far away to mid to close focus in this photo line up. Federal to state to local, if you will.

Anthony said...

I bought another typewriter yesterday a nice 1967-9 Sears (aka Smith Corona) Constellation, like this one except slightly different: https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/vintage-sears-constellation-manual-218430424

I really like the design. I would have been 5-7 years old when it was purchased by the owner, a Naval officer. He kept it very neat and clean and I bet it wasn’t used very much, as it shows very little use wear. $15 and works great right out of the case which is also barely worn.

mockturtle said...

John Henry: Yes, I know money is far from being the major reason behind this 'plan-demic' but was making the observation that there are huge incentives for hospitals and municipalities to diagnose COVID-19.

Paco Wové said...

"the comet Neowise"

Saw it this morning, around 4:45. If I hadn't had binoculars and been looking for it, I wouldn't have noticed. It was already fading in the dawn sky, but I wasn't going to get up earlier than that.

Michael K said...

and you people are not tired of winning yet.

Nope. November is coming.

Michael K said...

Not exactly faithful. She had two children with Nieppberg and never saw Napoleon after Waterloo.

Different Napoleon, different wife.


Yes, I saw that and made a second comment.

Bruce Hayden said...

“I have been intrigued by this concept expressed here that men gave their lives for our country to defend the principle that nobody owes anybody anything and that everybody is completely on their own”

I think that the place where you went astray there is with your assumption that “nobody” owes anybody anything, etc. that isn’t what is going on at all. Rather, what they fought for was that the government was significantly circumscribed in what it could demand or require. There has always been a significant amount of community stricture, but at a low enough level, that you can easily vote with your feet, if you don’t like the local strictures.

I can see though why the left has a problem with the concept of limited government. The whole purpose of socialism whether it be Marxist fascist, etc, is creating what is supposed to be a better society through government action. Thus controlling government, by any mans possible, is critical to their success. And a little deception or misdirection about who and what we are, and were, is valid, for getting where they want to go.

Josephbleau said...

“I have been intrigued by this concept expressed here that men gave their lives for our country to defend the principle that nobody owes anybody anything and that everybody is completely on their own.”

Yes that is how America works. Soldiers give their lives to maintain our freedom, then jerks use their freedom to burn the flag. These guys get a hardon burning flags. Heinlien discussed in fiction a system where you had to serve to get to vote, it sounds attractive but now everyone votes, even those who hate the people who give them freedom. Some people want more criminals to vote. Things are changing, the aclu does not support free speech for nazis. Hate crimes take freedom of speech away, for better or worse. If government is powerful enough to make you wear a mask, it is powerful enough to make you do anything.

The fact is that government is so entrenched they don’t care how you vote, the elite will be in charge never the less.

Jupiter said...

Timid in Bermont said ...
"Nobody should have to wear a mask if the mask creates the slightest degree of discomfort."

Tim, I recall when you were telling us that millions would die of covid-19 in the US. I am sorry that didn't work out for you. But don't worry, we will all die eventually. In the meantime, maybe you should make a sign that says, "Wrap a silly rag around your face!", and set fire to some buildings up in Burlington or wherever. Bust some windows. Protest!

Michael K said...

I can see though why the left has a problem with the concept of limited government. The whole purpose of socialism whether it be Marxist fascist, etc, is creating what is supposed to be a better society through government action.

We have centuries of data on the failures of central planning and we have Adam Smith and David Ricardo to teach us how individuals do better. Free markets are always better. This is very hard for those who would rule others to accept. They are certain they could do better, especially if, like the Biden family, the graft is good.

madAsHell said...

Michael Johnson, a spokesman for the family, said that Bernstein identifies as “a biracial African-American,” and that the family “is culturally Jewish as well as Unitarian.”

Can a Unitarian realize a hate crime??

walter said...

Jon Henry,
As states clarify whether they co-mingle probable with confirmed, better data at that level? Maybe..maybe not.
For instance:
State Officials Say Texas Coronavirus Counts Exclude ‘Probable’ Cases
“I have verified with my health director in writing that this is the case,” Hale told Texas Scorecard the following week. “No antibody tests, no presumed cases. Only positive swab tests.”

The bottom line: Texas is counting “probable” coronavirus cases but is not including those counts in the total number of “confirmed” cases reported to the public—with at least one possible exception.

San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, which tracks and reports COVID-19 cases for Bexar County, states on its website that their case totals “include both confirmed and probable cases” and that those combined case totals match numbers reported on the DSHS COVID-19 dashboard. Texas Scorecard has reached out to Metro Health and DSHS for clarification. "

Drago said...

tim in vermont: "I have been intrigued by this concept expressed here that men gave their lives for our country to defend the principle that nobody owes anybody anything and that everybody is completely on their own."

If you are one of the morons who bought into the "Bring Out Your Dead"/millions will perish exaggerations and were quite vocal about it while declaring anyone who wasn't that stupid morally inferior for not buying into the obvious lies, it becomes critically important to recast the discussion onto more favorable rhetorical terms in order to maintain the facade of moral superiority.

I congratulate tim in vermont for achieving Inga-level status in that regard.

mockturtle said...

Tim in Vermont has expressed a point of view with which many of us take issue. But that's no reason to viciously malign him by comparing him to Inga. ;-)

wildswan said...

There was a possibility that I had been exposed to covid (I was not as it happens) so I got tested. At the site, I was asked why I was there and I explained that there was a possibility of exposure but I felt fine. They agreed I was asymptomatic. So - another case in Wisconsin - adding to the soaring total requiring masks and, possibly, another lockdown plus schools being closed in the fall. Sorry.

Nichevo said...

Tim,


Do you like being afraid?
Is it that you want company?

I don't want to scare you any more, especially not from your bounden duty to save the Republic by voting for President Trump (who should have pleased you now by encouraging masks), but remember that purportedly the masks do NOT protect you much, though supposedly they are somewhat more helpful for others.


Your apparent attempts at persuasion are not effective. Work on it if you must persist. But you would be better off calming yourself. Sorry, but I'm just not impressed by your passion.