Quarantine Cafe: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for Melinda Gates' Yoga Instructor's Lambo Edition

Taking capybaras for a walk.

Owlkitty's Unchained Melody.

Cute vid of a stray cat asking for help for its kitten, who's stuck in the grill of a car.

Mama cat handling kittens.

Weird-looking dog eating a banana:


Last clip via 40 Miles North.'

Posted by: Ace at 07:30 PM




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1 First?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at May 03, 2021 06:30 PM (2SdPm)

2 Spidey sense told me

Posted by: Skip at May 03, 2021 06:31 PM (Cxk7w)

3 Well, that's a bit weird. Blog went a bit wonky, I saw the nood, went "meh" hit the CIA thread, came back, and still got first.

Interesting.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at May 03, 2021 06:31 PM (2SdPm)

4 I'd hit it

Posted by: Jean at May 03, 2021 06:33 PM (gTSG8)

5 Yo. Yo ho. Yo ho hos.

Posted by: RI Red at May 03, 2021 06:34 PM (8q3LH)

6 Ace did you know that they actually did a tortoise vs. a hare race for real?

https://youtu.be/m7NuVjpi72c

Posted by: buzzion at May 03, 2021 06:34 PM (vMCab)

7 I watched a documentary about the Goliath Bird-eating Spider. It's so big you can hear it walk. It looks like a basketball with eight legs.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at May 03, 2021 06:34 PM (cSyAR)

8 Lambo?

Lamb or Lamborghini?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 03, 2021 06:35 PM (dhc7T)

9 Hola

Posted by: Thanatopsis at beautiful Chancre del Diablo ranch at May 03, 2021 06:35 PM (MhbK0)

10 OWLKITTY!!!!!

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 03, 2021 06:35 PM (0ED44)

11 Bats! We have bats!

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 03, 2021 06:36 PM (DMUuz)

12 Bat does look like a dog

Posted by: Skip at May 03, 2021 06:36 PM (Cxk7w)

13 #7...

Flamenwerfer schnell!!!

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 03, 2021 06:36 PM (dhc7T)

14 I'm a bad person. I enjoyed guy getting flipped into the air after hitting the car with the rock.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at May 03, 2021 06:36 PM (2SdPm)

15 I'm a bad person. I enjoyed guy getting flipped into the air after hitting the car with the rock.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at May 03, 2021 06:36 PM (2SdPm)

I'm worse. I am sorry he was able to get up

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 03, 2021 06:38 PM (OVEfo)

16 If you have a choice for the kid's party, never pick the Thanos costume. Never.

It's like going to a Hollywood party dressed as Pinochet.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 03, 2021 06:38 PM (JZT2F)

17 Melinda: "Bill Gates Is the Kindest, Bravest, Warmest, Most Wonderful Human Being I've Ever Known in My Life"

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at May 03, 2021 06:39 PM (Dc2NZ)

18 So does Bill go for the traditional blonde bimbo or do he and Barry Soetoro finally consummate their long bromance?

Posted by: Mookie at May 03, 2021 06:39 PM (u+Y3T)

19 Steve Inman is why I never have to watch football again.

Posted by: The Maskless Ranger Proving He is Not A Mature Adult For Quoting Aliens at May 03, 2021 06:39 PM (79kwE)

20 Close for a change!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 03, 2021 06:40 PM (hOUT3)

21 I think Melinda Gates saw the proverbial writing on the wall... Bill is going to die sooner rather than later by his own hand.

Self choke.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 03, 2021 06:40 PM (3H9h1)

22 It's like going to a Hollywood party dressed as Pinochet.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 03, 2021 06:38 PM (JZT2F)

Heh.

They'd all think you were supposed to be Castro, and cheer for you.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 03, 2021 06:40 PM (6FeV1)

23 Bat was pretending to be a harmless fruit bat, but notice it lunging and going after the human blood at its first opportunity.

Bats are sneaky that way. They're slippery little bastards.



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 03, 2021 06:40 PM (JZT2F)

24
So it's going to be Melinda who shacks up with the aging Instagram thot, not Bill? That makes sense.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 03, 2021 06:40 PM (Mzdiz)

25 Per Newsmax GOP rep says Liz Cheney is out as caucus leader by end of the month.

Posted by: Jen the original at May 03, 2021 06:40 PM (MQFnu)

26 I had to wait out the previous thread. I can't stand seeing military people flying flags other than U.S./state/armed forces, especially not the fucking rainbow flag.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at May 03, 2021 06:40 PM (Dc2NZ)

27 Still betting good money that Melinda comes out as a gender bender (one way or another) at some point.

She don't look like no lady, is what I'm sayin.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 03, 2021 06:41 PM (a/6Gi)

28 15 I'm a bad person. I enjoyed guy getting flipped into the air after hitting the car with the rock.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at May 03, 2021 06:36 PM (2SdPm)
I'm worse. I am sorry he was able to get up
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 03, 2021 06:38 PM (OVEfo)


You guys have much company, me among them!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 03, 2021 06:41 PM (hOUT3)

29 Liz Cheney + catapult = good idea

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 03, 2021 06:41 PM (dhc7T)

30 Duncanthrax,

Are you interested in doing a small mome lunch on the 28th or 29th in Driftwood? We could get there around 11 and get some tables under the oaks and eat and hang out for several hours. SPB said he's in and maybe odd bob and sgt. mom. I'm trying to get the word out.
Anyone in the CenTex area interested can email me in my nic.

Posted by: lin-duh 27-4 at May 03, 2021 06:41 PM (UUBmN)

31 Well I said it the other day when ace posted up a clown video that I'd rather watch bat videos........

Posted by: JROD at May 03, 2021 06:41 PM (0jZnq)

32 Huh.


And here, I always just thought Bill Gates' middle name was "Enmelinda".

Silly me.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 03, 2021 06:42 PM (6FeV1)

33 Isn't Melinda the one who really, really likes the butt stuff...

Posted by: lin-duh 27-4 at May 03, 2021 06:42 PM (UUBmN)

34 Odds that billg's pre-nup stipulated that they had to be married for at least 25 years in order for her... "ex-wife options" to fully vest?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 03, 2021 06:42 PM (JZT2F)

35 I think Melinda Gates saw the proverbial writing on the wall... Bill is going to die sooner rather than later by his own hand.

Self choke.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 03, 2021 06:40 PM (3H9h1)

Right. Malindra has seen the Gizlaine Maxwell testimony. She knows Bill is going to be Epsteined sooner rather than later.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 03, 2021 06:42 PM (a/6Gi)

36 29 Liz Cheney + catapult = good idea
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 03, 2021 06:41 PM (dhc7T)

Wind up to full power, and aim at the ground ten feet in front of you.



*thhHHHWUNK-splat*

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 03, 2021 06:43 PM (6FeV1)

37 28 15 I'm a bad person. I enjoyed guy getting flipped into the air after hitting the car with the rock.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at May 03, 2021 06:36 PM (2SdPm)
I'm worse. I am sorry he was able to get up
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 03, 2021 06:38 PM (OVEfo)

You guys have much company, me among them!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 03, 2021 06:41 PM (hOUT3)

No jury in MY world would convict that man.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at May 03, 2021 06:44 PM (Dc2NZ)

38 Well, this is awkward:

The top diplomat of the Philippines, Foreign Minister Teodoro Locsin, tweeted a demand that China "GET THE FUCK OUT" of the Philippines' territorial waters.

http://bitly.ws/d7rA

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at May 03, 2021 06:44 PM (sWM8x)

39 From a previous thread -- perhaps Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates will now decide to get married.

My money would be on Jeff being the butch and Bill being the bitch in any such relationship.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 03, 2021 06:44 PM (JZT2F)

40 In about a week that tortoise is gonna ride that slide again. WHEEE!

Posted by: huerfano at May 03, 2021 06:44 PM (DzhEB)

41 one of them is creepier than the other......i can't tell which.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 03, 2021 06:45 PM (CqHIp)

42 If you threw Woody Allen and Mr Rogers into a blender, you would get Bill Gates.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at May 03, 2021 06:45 PM (puu6v)

43 That kid's party video reminds me of my intervention.

Posted by: zombie Christopher moltisanti at May 03, 2021 06:45 PM (ANCpY)

44 cant stop laughung at the kids party gone wrong

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 03, 2021 06:46 PM (GBZnB)

45 Bats have doll's eyes - black buttons with a small white rim at the back. I'll never forget those eyes. Our DC-3 crash-landed in the upper Amazon in '53. Sixteen men went into the jungle, two came out, the bats got the rest. I'll never wear a seat belt in a plane again.

Posted by: Kwint at May 03, 2021 06:46 PM (AMIL/)

46 I'm a bad person. I enjoyed guy getting flipped into the air after hitting the car with the rock.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at May 03, 2021 06:36 PM (2SdPm)

Don't start none, won't be none.

And if you do start some, might want to make sure the other person isn't in a 1+ton bullet, and or get your sorry ass where it can't be hit.

Posted by: Bete at May 03, 2021 06:46 PM (Ojki1)

47 The top diplomat of the Philippines, Foreign Minister Teodoro Locsin, tweeted a demand that China "GET THE FUCK OUT" of the Philippines' territorial waters.

http://bitly.ws/d7rA
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at May 03, 2021 06:44 PM (sWM8x)

A tweet? Whatever happened to a good old fashioned shot across the bow?

Posted by: BurtTC at May 03, 2021 06:46 PM (a/6Gi)

48 Are we sure Melinda Gates ain't Bill in drag?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 03, 2021 06:46 PM (dhc7T)

49 hiya

Posted by: JT at May 03, 2021 06:47 PM (arJlL)

50 The Ludacris cam is the best Steve Inman.

Posted by: Picric at May 03, 2021 06:47 PM (3QnyK)

51 Well, this is awkward:

The top diplomat of the Philippines, Foreign Minister Teodoro Locsin, tweeted a demand that China "GET THE FUCK OUT" of the Philippines' territorial waters.

http://bitly.ws/d7rA
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at May 03, 2021 06:44 PM (sWM8x)


Duerete seems like a psychopath, so this makes sense.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 03, 2021 06:47 PM (2JffK)

52 Liz Cheney + catapult = good idea
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 03, 2021 06:41 PM


Ms. Puma, of the many respected Smart Military Blog Commentators here, indeed one of the most respected, I must express my utter shock and disappointment at your endorsement in this regard.

Posted by: Trebuchet at May 03, 2021 06:47 PM (DMUuz)

53 38 who was the Philippine PM who used really crude language as his negotiating style?

Posted by: Jen the original at May 03, 2021 06:47 PM (MQFnu)

54 Are we sure Melinda Gates ain't Bill in drag?
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 03, 2021 06:46 PM (dhc7T)

-------

Melinda is more masculine.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 03, 2021 06:48 PM (kTF2Z)

55 The kindergarten ass-whuppin' on Thanos is absolutely hilarious.

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at May 03, 2021 06:48 PM (II3Gr)

56 the tortoise slide was a bit hypnotic.

Love the u-turn to flip 'Kyle' after the rock throw. And along with Nevergiveup I was rather darn it, that rock thrower looks too spry fetching his cap after that flip.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply Irredeemable at May 03, 2021 06:48 PM (Aashi)

57 @25:

Let me guess: this vote won't be in secret?

McCarthy screwed the pooch really hard when he kept the war criminal nepot Cheney.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at May 03, 2021 06:48 PM (puu6v)

58 I think Teddy Locsin has been studying at the Donald Trump School of Twitter Diplomacy.

Good for him.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 03, 2021 06:48 PM (JZT2F)

59 Love at First Sight:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__QrxJymOWE

Posted by: SMH at May 03, 2021 06:48 PM (Fdh9S)

60 Tweets today are the pre21st century cannon shots

Posted by: Skip at May 03, 2021 06:48 PM (Cxk7w)

61 25 Per Newsmax GOP rep says Liz Cheney is out as caucus leader by end of the month.
Posted by: Jen the original at May 03, 2021 06:40 PM (MQFnu)



That's one of those things you don't believe until it actually happens. Which it won't unless she resigns her seat, which she won't.

Posted by: buzzion at May 03, 2021 06:49 PM (vMCab)

62 Are we sure Melinda Gates ain't Bill in drag?
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 03, 2021 06:46 PM (dhc7T)

Would be a good guess, if you ever saw one without the other, but I wasn't sure they aren't joined at the hip. They never seem to be apart.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 03, 2021 06:49 PM (a/6Gi)

63 Duerte that is him!

Posted by: Jen the original at May 03, 2021 06:49 PM (MQFnu)

64 I should turn it off, got up late this morning.
Have a good evening everyone

Posted by: Skip at May 03, 2021 06:49 PM (Cxk7w)

65 More and more, I identify with Michael Douglas' character.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 03, 2021 06:49 PM (t+qrx)

66 So what's the over/under on where Bill Gates lands on the "World's Richest Person" list by, say, this time next year?

Posted by: Pleistocene Megafauna at May 03, 2021 06:50 PM (doAIC)

67 Hello North America continent people. Did ya find a mandate?

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at May 03, 2021 06:50 PM (o89XP)

68 How is the Philipines Navy?

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at May 03, 2021 06:51 PM (xopIz)

69 McCarthy screwed the pooch really hard when he kept the war criminal nepot Cheney.
Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at May 03, 2021 06:48 PM (puu6v)

Why, it's almost as if McCarthy is as Gopey as every other Gope in Washington.

Almost.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 03, 2021 06:51 PM (a/6Gi)

70 So, Bill finally perfected the Stepford Wife Shot?

Karens beware.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 03, 2021 06:51 PM (oHd/0)

71 Are we sure Melinda Gates ain't Bill in drag?
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 03, 2021 06:46 PM (dhc7T)


Old rumor that she did not start life as a she!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 03, 2021 06:52 PM (hOUT3)

72 Ace,
Did you see Owlkitty capture and munch the fly
on Mike Pence's head? Omg.

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 03, 2021 06:53 PM (mJotG)

73 Would be a good guess, if you ever saw one without the other, but I wasn't sure they aren't joined at the hip. They never seem to be apart.
Posted by: BurtTC at May 03, 2021 06:49 PM (a/6Gi)

Correction: You never see Bill without Melandra, UNLESS Bill is hanging out with Epstein.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 03, 2021 06:54 PM (a/6Gi)

74 Duterte has got to know that the US doesn't have their back with Zhou Bai-Den in office.... so who's been whispering reassurances to them? Japan? India? The Aussies?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 03, 2021 06:54 PM (6FeV1)

75
Bill started out as a 98 lb nerd and turned into an old woman. Melinda started out as a geeky girl and turned into a butch man.

Seriously, look up some pictures of young Bill, back the early '80s. He is the prototypical nerd right out of central casting.

I wonder who is going to get their $125M lakeside estate near Seattle? It's 66K ft^2 including a 30 car garage. Construction royally pissed off the neighbors and, to smooth things over, Bill offered his construction crews to the neighbors for free to help out with little projects they needed.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 03, 2021 06:54 PM (Mzdiz)

76 Can't wait for the latest iteration of Windoz... 69. The Bezos/Gates mash up.

Access to everything but what you want and periodic crashes to piss you off. Just like life.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 03, 2021 06:54 PM (3H9h1)

77 The Jab! There's nothing it can't do!

Posted by: Bill Grates at May 03, 2021 06:55 PM (W4eKo)

78 61 25 Per Newsmax GOP rep says Liz Cheney is out as caucus leader by end of the month.
Posted by: Jen the original at May 03, 2021 06:40 PM (MQFnu)

That's one of those things you don't believe until it actually happens. Which it won't unless she resigns her seat, which she won't.
Posted by: buzzion at May 03, 2021 06:49 PM (vMCab)


Kinda like the umpteenth rumor that Kathleen Kennedy is about to be booted from Lucasfilm. Unless it's confirmed that she's walked into an open sewer and died, I don't want to hear anything more about her.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at May 03, 2021 06:55 PM (DTX3h)

79 Are we sure Melinda Gates ain't Bill in drag?
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 03, 2021 06:46 PM (dhc7T)

Old rumor that she did not start life as a she!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 03, 2021 06:52 PM (hOUT3)

I do think it's just as likely she started as a she, but had an addadictomy surgery at some point.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 03, 2021 06:55 PM (a/6Gi)

80 How is the Philipines Navy?
Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at May 03, 2021 06:51 PM (xopIz)

Tiny. I think they have a couple of frigates, maybe one helo carrier, something like that.

That's the paper size anyway. I don't know what kind of op tempo they can support. So practical size could be (is) smaller.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 03, 2021 06:55 PM (t+qrx)

81 The caucus chose to keep Cheney. A reminder for the dim that the rot is near-universal, not just leadership names everyone knows.

And now we're doing "war criminal" idiocy?

Hilarious.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 03, 2021 06:55 PM (OTzUX)

82 > So what's the over/under on where Bill Gates lands on the "World's Richest Person" list by, say, this time next year?

Bezos's divorce is gonna knock him right off that list. His wife is getting half his shit, although he will still get to vote the stock.

Probably Gates, too, though he may have a better prenup.

Elon Musk has two, count 'em, two ex-wives, plus a baby mama, and is still in contention for the top slot.

He's a real overachieving Chad, he is.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 03, 2021 06:56 PM (JZT2F)

83 76 Can't wait for the latest iteration of Windoz... 69. The Bezos/Gates mash up.

Access to everything but what you want and periodic crashes to piss you off. Just like life.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 03, 2021 06:54 PM (3H9h1)

Yeah, that's exactly what humanity needs.

Trans Clippy.

Fuck's sakes.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 03, 2021 06:56 PM (6FeV1)

84 Duerete seems like a psychopath, so this makes sense.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 03, 2021 06:47 PM (2JffK)

Its the Philippine media and elite that hates him, the voters like him

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 03, 2021 06:56 PM (GBZnB)

85 Liz Cheney + catapult = good idea
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 03, 2021 06:41 PM

Ms. Puma, of the many respected Smart Military Blog Commentators here, indeed one of the most respected, I must express my utter shock and disappointment at your endorsement in this regard.
Posted by: Trebuchet at May 03, 2021 06:47 PM (DMUuz)


I might also add, Anna Puma made a tactical fail. Catapults are for smaller and lighter objects while the Trebuchet is for the large and heavy.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 03, 2021 06:56 PM (9+XKm)

86 Old rumor that she did not start life as a she!
----------------------
Zerohedge has the Melinda/Bill story picture and then, on the same page, 'Caitlyn' Jenner story picture -- look at Melinda and 'Caitlyn' side by side and try and see a difference. It's FUN!

Posted by: lurk at May 03, 2021 06:57 PM (MIODZ)

87 Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 03, 2021 06:54 PM (Mzdiz)

The also own an island in the Bahamas, and the most Farmland of anyone in the US.

Oh to be THAT divorce attorney!

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 03, 2021 06:57 PM (oHd/0)

88 Yeah, that's exactly what humanity needs.

Trans Clippy.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 03, 2021 06:56 PM (6FeV1)

*ponders*

Are not all trans "clippy"?

Posted by: hogmartin at May 03, 2021 06:58 PM (t+qrx)

89 Steve's "Ludacris Cam" never gets old.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at May 03, 2021 06:58 PM (OssQ4)

90 I like bats.

Word on the skreet is Melinda does butt stuff.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 03, 2021 06:58 PM (R/m4+)

91 65 More and more, I identify with Michael Douglas' character.
Posted by: hogmartin at May 03, 2021 06:49 PM (t+qrx)

--------------------

Falling Down?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 03, 2021 06:58 PM (CAJOC)

92 More and more, I identify with Michael Douglas' character.
Posted by: hogmartin at May 03, 2021 06:49 PM


Why am I calling you by your first names? I don't even know who you are. I still call my boss "Mister", I worked for him for seven and a half years but I walk in here, all of a sudden, total stranger, I'm calling you Rick and Sheila like we're in some kind of AA meeting. I don't want to be your buddy, Rick. I just want a little breakfast.

Posted by: Bill Foster at May 03, 2021 06:59 PM (awtm/)

93 > Its the Philippine media and elite that hates him, the voters like him

So, basically Donald Trump with a tan and an accent where he can't pronounce "f"?

I always thought it was a real dick move of the Spaniards to give the country a name that its residents can't even pronounce.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 03, 2021 06:59 PM (JZT2F)

94 Ms. Puma, of the many respected Smart Military Blog Commentators here, indeed one of the most respected, I must express my utter shock and disappointment at your endorsement in this regard.
Posted by: Trebuchet at May 03, 2021 06:47 PM (DMUuz)

I might also add, Anna Puma made a tactical fail. Catapults are for smaller and lighter objects while the Trebuchet is for the large and heavy.
Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 03, 2021 06:56 PM (9+XKm)

And thus began the Trebuchet / Catapult AOS debate.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 03, 2021 06:59 PM (oHd/0)

95 A tweet? Whatever happened to a good old fashioned shot across the bow?
Posted by: BurtTC at May 03, 2021 06:46 PM (a/6Gi)

--------------------------

Well, I'm sure he used a red font.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 03, 2021 06:59 PM (CAJOC)

96 Melinda Gates turned me into a newt!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 03, 2021 06:59 PM (kTF2Z)

97
Bezos net worth doubled in 2020, thanks to the 'Rona (this was the trend with most of the oligarchs).

From what I gather, the ex-wife got about $38B in the divorce. Dr. Evil kept 75% of the loot. So the ex took a quarter, not half his shit. And he doubled that 3/4 during the 'Rona.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 03, 2021 06:59 PM (Mzdiz)

98 Falling Down?
Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 03, 2021 06:58 PM (CAJOC)

Yes.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 03, 2021 07:00 PM (t+qrx)

99 And thus began the Trebuchet / Catapult AOS debate.
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 03, 2021 06:59 PM (oHd/0)

*looks over at onager*

*looks back towards Horde*

*looks down, pouts, and kicks pebble*

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 03, 2021 07:00 PM (6FeV1)

100 Hey I'm back.

Funny how everyone who's been vaccinated suddenly turns up with a tattoo of Clippy on their upper left arm...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2021 07:00 PM (L2ZTs)

101 Melinda is probably getting her half before crazy Bill pisses away the family fortune on some stupid bullshit idea.

Posted by: dartist at May 03, 2021 07:00 PM (+ya+t)

102 Fuck off, you bitch! Those are my fucking shoes!!

Posted by: zombie imelda marcos at May 03, 2021 07:00 PM (UHVv4)

103 Why, it's almost as if McCarthy is as Gopey as every other Gope in Washington.
Almost.
Posted by: BurtTC at May 03, 2021 06:51 PM (a/6Gi)


What? Do you seriously mean he is not?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 03, 2021 07:00 PM (hOUT3)

104 Elon Musk has two, count 'em, two ex-wives, plus a baby mama, and is still in contention for the top slot.

He's a real overachieving Chad, he is.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 03, 2021 06:56 PM (JZT2F)

As I've said more than once around here, Grimes is probably more of a genius than Elon is, and is possibly the sexiest ugly woman on the planet.

This planet, at least. I'm not sure either of them are from Earth.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 03, 2021 07:01 PM (a/6Gi)

105 Word on the skreet is Melinda does butt stuff.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 03, 2021 06:58 PM (R/m4+)


It comes with a handle.

Posted by: Barack Obama at May 03, 2021 07:01 PM (2JffK)

106 "All hail King Gates and his Blue Screen of Death!!"
- future vaccinated populations

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2021 07:01 PM (L2ZTs)

107 Very cute animals today! I know it's shitty, but I love animals way more than people.

Posted by: Apply gp Directly To Forehead at May 03, 2021 07:01 PM (qpX6U)

108 What a payoff for living with someone for 27 years!

Bill and Melinda Gates have announced their divorce


He's worth 124 billion or so.

Wow!

Usually people who have that kind of money don't bother getting a divorce. They just go their own ways. But that's if they don't have some other significant other in mind.

Posted by: jakee308 at May 03, 2021 07:01 PM (MF8yO)

109 Don't think Beijing is too worried about Duterte's pugnacity. Or much else. Tokyo, Hanoi, Taipei, and even Kuala Lumpur and Manila, however, have a lot to worry about. Oz too. NZ is a dependent welfare case so they don't worry about anything when it comes to sovereignty and security (though you'll notice their "immigration" policies remain incredibly racist and hateful, notwithstanding their overall Berkeley City Council imitation act).

Posted by: rhomboid at May 03, 2021 07:02 PM (OTzUX)

110 Duerte was very accomodating to China and continually nickle-and-diming the US to death during the whole Trump presidency, but now that we have the Chinese puppet he wants to Act Tough, eh?

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain, Cryptid Anarchist at May 03, 2021 07:02 PM (bkGbv)

111 > As I've said more than once around here, Grimes is probably more of a genius than Elon is, and is possibly the sexiest ugly woman on the planet.

Eye of the beholder, I guess.

I think she's both cute and hot, and I don't normally go for the "weird girl" type.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 03, 2021 07:03 PM (JZT2F)

112 106 "All hail King Gates and his Blue Screen of Death!!"
- future vaccinated populations
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2021 07:01 PM (L2ZTs)

More like Blue Screen of Impromptu Coffee Break! Amirite? huh? *sobs* please don't kill me!

Posted by: Warai-otoko with a poorly laminated fake Vacc-port at May 03, 2021 07:03 PM (6FeV1)

113 Why, it's almost as if McCarthy is as Gopey as every other Gope in Washington.
Almost.
Posted by: BurtTC at May 03, 2021 06:51 PM (a/6Gi)

What? Do you seriously mean he is not?
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 03, 2021 07:00 PM (hOUT3)

The "almost" schtick should be enough of a cliche that it doesn't need to be explained.

Like: Why, it's almost as if they stole the election, and then everyone in corporate media created a massive campaign to declare anyone who said otherwise to be the ones spreading fake news.

Almost.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 03, 2021 07:03 PM (a/6Gi)

114 Well that's what I get for not reading the content before posting.

Didn't realize it was already noted here.

Posted by: jakee308 at May 03, 2021 07:04 PM (MF8yO)

115 Funny how everyone who's been vaccinated suddenly turns up with a tattoo of Clippy on their upper left arm...
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2021 07:00 PM (L2ZTs)


Mark of the beast is literal.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at May 03, 2021 07:04 PM (wAnMi)

116 Mel looks like a crabby dude. Needs a beehive 'do.

In other news:
Sounds like my back fence neighbor is off his meds a-gin.

Posted by: klaftern at May 03, 2021 07:04 PM (RuIsu)

117 Word on the skreet is Melinda does butt stuff.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 03, 2021 06:58 PM (R/m4+)





It comes with a handle.

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So you don't fall in.

Posted by: dartist at May 03, 2021 07:04 PM (+ya+t)

118 107 Very cute animals today! I know it's shitty, but I love animals way more than people.
Posted by: Apply gp Directly To Forehead at May 03, 2021 07:01 PM (qpX6U)

That's not shitty.

That's just plain common sense.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 03, 2021 07:04 PM (6FeV1)

119 Story at The Hill gives details on who is upset with Cheney who is not such as Susan Collins. In typical fashion Hill describes some of the Republican House Reps as having voted to overturn the election which is bullshit. They voted to not accept certain states electors but of course the Hill wants to paint it differently.

Posted by: Jen the original at May 03, 2021 07:05 PM (MQFnu)

120 Warai, just report to the Barrel Of Bad Jokesters.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2021 07:05 PM (L2ZTs)

121 I think we're all more or less heading towards William "D-Fens" Foster. FWIW

Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 03, 2021 07:05 PM (3H9h1)

122 > Word on the skreet is Melinda does butt stuff.

Well, the advantage of that is that you wouldn't have to see her face.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 03, 2021 07:06 PM (JZT2F)

123 99 And thus began the Trebuchet / Catapult AOS debate.
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 03, 2021 06:59 PM (oHd/0)

*looks over at onager*

*looks back towards Horde*

*looks down, pouts, and kicks pebble*
Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 03, 2021 07:00 PM (6FeV1)

I was always more of a ballista man myself.

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at May 03, 2021 07:07 PM (II3Gr)

124 Eye of the beholder, I guess.

I think she's both cute and hot, and I don't normally go for the "weird girl" type.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 03, 2021 07:03 PM (JZT2F)

Different words to mean the same thing.

Cute and hot = sexy; weird girl type = ugly

Posted by: BurtTC at May 03, 2021 07:07 PM (a/6Gi)

125 Just announced at FB: Bill Gates already has a new girlfriend. Her name is Meghan Markle.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2021 07:07 PM (L2ZTs)

126 And thus began the Trebuchet / Catapult AOS debate.
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 03, 2021 06:59 PM (oHd/0)

*looks over at onager*


Of all medieval weapons, what, other than the Trebuchet for hurling Cheney Class bulk projectiles?

Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 03, 2021 07:07 PM (GNGbH)

127 I suspect she's just as horrible as Bill, but could you imagine if Melinda came out and said Bill was trying to kill 3/4 of the population of the world with the vaccine against a cold virus and she could no longer stay silent?

Posted by: Moron Robbie is a bridge at May 03, 2021 07:07 PM (3rtj0)

128 I like to sit in a dark corner and watch Bill and Meghan do it doggie-style.

Posted by: Prince Harry at May 03, 2021 07:08 PM (L2ZTs)

129 Bidumb said this week that anyone making under approximately $400K will not pay a single cent in taxes. So why is the Government still withholding money from my paycheck ???

Posted by: James at May 03, 2021 07:08 PM (OBw54)

130 There's some kind of security incident ongoing at CIA headquarters. Apparently an unauthorized person tried to drive into a secure area. Witnesses have reported hearing multiple gunshots.

http://bitly.ws/d7sw

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at May 03, 2021 07:09 PM (sWM8x)

131 Some things even Oprah doesn't want to hear about...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2021 07:09 PM (L2ZTs)

132 In other news:
Sounds like my back fence neighbor is off his meds a-gin.
Posted by: klaftern at May 03, 2021 07:04 PM (RuIsu)


It will be shit tons of fun when there will be no meds.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 03, 2021 07:09 PM (2JffK)

133 Is that you, Clippy?

Posted by: Muggles Merkin at May 03, 2021 07:09 PM (W4eKo)

134 Posted by: BurtTC at May 03, 2021 07:03 PM (a/6Gi)

Mea culpa!
The double "almost" should have clued me in!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 03, 2021 07:09 PM (hOUT3)

135 126 And thus began the Trebuchet / Catapult AOS debate.
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 03, 2021 06:59 PM (oHd/0)

*looks over at onager*

Of all medieval weapons, what, other than the Trebuchet for hurling Cheney Class bulk projectiles?
Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 03, 2021 07:07 PM (GNGbH)

I guess the petard could be considered very-late medieval? Maybe?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 03, 2021 07:09 PM (6FeV1)

136 Ballista?

Posted by: Moron Robbie is a bridge at May 03, 2021 07:10 PM (3rtj0)

137 I suspect she's just as horrible as Bill, but could you imagine if Melinda came out and said Bill was trying to kill 3/4 of the population of the world with the vaccine against a cold virus and she could no longer stay silent?
Posted by: Moron Robbie is a bridge at May 03, 2021 07:07 PM (3rtj0)

That and/or said "Bill and his 'scientist' friends are having sex with children, and drinking their blood in order to try to become immortal."

Posted by: BurtTC at May 03, 2021 07:10 PM (a/6Gi)

138 More and more, I identify with Michael Douglas' character.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 03, 2021 06:49 PM

Just wait until you start feeling like the Frédéric Forrest character.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at May 03, 2021 07:11 PM (I99aF)

139 So why is the Government still withholding money from my paycheck ???
Posted by: James at May 03, 2021 07:08 PM (OBw54)


Because they can!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 03, 2021 07:11 PM (hOUT3)

140 Have you ever heard a Democrat politician say, "I happily pay my fair share in taxes, at a much higher overall rate than anyone on my staff, and I have only one house. I'm practicing what I preach." Nope, Me neither.

It would be nice if a reporter asked Slow Joe, "Did you pay your fair share in taxes last year?" Yeah, Joe will dodge somehow, but it would demonstrate at least one reporter is trying to show the plebs that Democrats are always performing in Hypocrisy Theater.

Posted by: Gref at May 03, 2021 07:11 PM (AMIL/)

141 Moron Robbie: if Melinda publicly said that, she'd "accidentally" fall down a 9000 foot manhole in about 15 seconds.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2021 07:12 PM (L2ZTs)

142 (looks at stock sales)

No one making under 400k will pay taxes unless they do things that require them to pay taxes.

Posted by: Moron Robbie is a bridge at May 03, 2021 07:12 PM (3rtj0)

143 That and/or said "Bill and his 'scientist' friends are having sex with children, and drinking their blood in order to try to become immortal."

Posted by: BurtTC at May 03, 2021 07:10 PM

At this point the strictly curious part of me asks, "Yes, that's horrible, but does it WORK?"

Posted by: Rusty Nail at May 03, 2021 07:13 PM (I99aF)

144 Here's the current Forbes list:

https://www.forbes.com/billionaires/

The interesting thing to me is how many ChiComs are on it nowadays.

I don't think Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin, or Mao would approve.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 03, 2021 07:14 PM (JZT2F)

145 Melinda and Bill Gates have always had this weird couple vibe - like they're in a cult or something tryung too hard to seem nice.

Other billionaire couples dont have that vibe - most of them.just seem like run of the mill aholes

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 03, 2021 07:14 PM (GBZnB)

146 You know who is a billionaire and has a loving supportive wife?

Posted by: Ben Had at May 03, 2021 07:17 PM (qkgvP)

147
I always thought it was a real dick move of the Spaniards to give the country a name that its residents can't even pronounce.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia
Au contraire, they do the 'P' sound without an problem.
The 'F' sound is their downfall.
I was called a 'Pilthy American Pucker' more than once.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at May 03, 2021 07:18 PM (gtatv)

148 Gunshots at CIA, eh?

Look at my IDGAF face.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 03, 2021 07:18 PM (Uh2oA)

149 That and/or said "Bill and his 'scientist' friends are having sex with children, and drinking their blood in order to try to become immortal."

Posted by:BurtTC at May 03, 2021 07:10 PM

At this point the strictly curious part of me asks, "Yes, that's horrible, but does it WORK?"
Posted by: Rusty Nail at May 03, 2021 07:13 PM (I99aF)

Who could have guessed, out of all the movies that would turn out to be a documentary, that Monsters Inc would be one.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 03, 2021 07:18 PM (a/6Gi)

150 You know who is a billionaire and has a loving supportive wife?
Posted by: Ben Had at May 03, 2021 07:17 PM (qkgvP)

Jwest?

Posted by: BurtTC at May 03, 2021 07:20 PM (a/6Gi)

151
Looking at some more financial/economic shit. Stagflation 2.0, monetary bugger-you is indeed what's shaping up, just like I was expecting. Seeing signs of production slowing even as prices rise.

But this time, the Fed is not gonna stop it. They can't. The system is going to fail, and they know it, and there's nothing that can be done. (Well, it could, but they aren't gonna do it)

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 03, 2021 07:20 PM (Mzdiz)

152 130 There's some kind of security incident ongoing at CIA headquarters. Apparently an unauthorized person tried to drive into a secure area. Witnesses have reported hearing multiple gunshots.

http://bitly.ws/d7sw
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at May 03, 2021 07:09 PM (sWM8x)



Maybe it's someone that identifies as a CIA agent. Did they ever think about that!?

Posted by: buzzion at May 03, 2021 07:23 PM (vMCab)

153 without America 's protection, China could annex the Philippines in a couple of hours

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 03, 2021 07:23 PM (GBZnB)

154 I always figured that Melinda was the one with the pedo kinks.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at May 03, 2021 07:23 PM (yQpMk)

155 I was forced to tour the Bill and Melinda Gates Shrine to Bill and Melinda Gates and Charity Expo in Seattle for work.

Do you suppose they will split that into two wings now?

Posted by: TexasDan at May 03, 2021 07:24 PM (yL25O)

156 Thoughts and prayers, deep state.

Posted by: Moron Robbie is a bridge at May 03, 2021 07:24 PM (3rtj0)

157 So why is the Government still withholding money from my paycheck ???
Posted by: James


That's not the Gubmint. It's your company sending money to DC every quarter.

You can fill out a W-4 with zero with-holding. Just expect an audit every year for the rest of your life.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 03, 2021 07:25 PM (pAjZN)

158 But this time, the Fed is not gonna stop it. They can't. The system is going to fail, and they know it, and there's nothing that can be done. (Well, it could, but they aren't gonna do it)
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion

Yep. I have been stocking up on supplies of all kinds.

Posted by: Infidel at May 03, 2021 07:25 PM (E0OEG)

159 I hope no good top ham and eggin men and women of the CIA catch a bullet in the face while singing Spanish ballads and commanding the space at Langley like a badass girl boss, mija.

That would be terrible.

In related news, I hope if someone does get shot it's not actually someone real like a parking attendant.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 03, 2021 07:25 PM (Uh2oA)

160 And thus began the Trebuchet / Catapult AOS debate.
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 03, 2021 06:59 PM (oHd/0)

What debate?

All self respecting commenters of this smart military blog surely agree the glorious trebuchet is the zenith of siege engineering.

Posted by: Sjg at May 03, 2021 07:25 PM (gDSJf)

161 he's growing meat in a laboratory....he's a creep...

Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 03, 2021 07:26 PM (CqHIp)

162 the fun thing about the Gates split is that stuff is going to start, uhh, dribbling out...

Posted by: Caliban at May 03, 2021 07:26 PM (HgGBT)

163 Here's the current Forbes list:

https://www.forbes.com/billionaires/

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 03, 2021 07:14 PM (JZT2F)

And looky at those spikes, from 2020 to 2021.

Why, it's almost as if a global plandemic is massively beneficial to the wealthiest people in the world.

Almost.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 03, 2021 07:26 PM (a/6Gi)

164 But this time, the Fed is not gonna stop it. They can't. The system is going to fail, and they know it, and there's nothing that can be done. (Well, it could, but they aren't gonna do it)
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 03, 2021 07:20 PM (Mzdiz)

Good. Hurry up already.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 03, 2021 07:26 PM (R/m4+)

165 Don't most incels "grow" their "meat" in a "laboratory"?

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2021 07:27 PM (L2ZTs)

166 I suspect she's just as horrible as Bill, but could you imagine if Melinda came out and said Bill was trying to kill 3/4 of the population of the world with the vaccine against a cold virus and she could no longer stay silent?
Posted by: Moron Robbie is a bridge at May 03, 2021 07:07 PM

Unlikely, you'd realize if you'd seen the pics of her wearing satanic symbols as jewelry. This breakup is strategic, not ideological, I believe.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at May 03, 2021 07:28 PM (OssQ4)

167 That and/or said "Bill and his 'scientist' friends are having sex with children, and drinking their blood in order to try to become immortal."

Posted byMay 03, 2021 07:10 PM

At this point the strictly curious part of me asks, "Yes, that's horrible, but does it WORK?"
Posted by: Rusty Nail at May 03, 2021 07:13 PM (I99aF)

Do NOT search adrenochrome. You do not want to know.

Posted by: Catherine at May 03, 2021 07:29 PM (lB6T/)

168 But this time, the Fed is not gonna stop it. They can't. The system is going to fail, and they know it, and there's nothing that can be done. (Well, it could, but they aren't gonna do it)

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It'll be interesting to hear how they'll blame it all on Trump.

Posted by: Lady in Black at May 03, 2021 07:29 PM (O+I8R)

169 So they weren't asking me if I played in the NHL when I was on vacation in Manila??

Posted by: andycanuck at May 03, 2021 07:31 PM (UHVv4)

170 Do NOT search adrenochrome. You do not want to know.
Posted by: Catherine at May 03, 2021 07:29 PM (lB6T/)

There are many many things I don't want to know, but do.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 03, 2021 07:31 PM (a/6Gi)

171 It'll be interesting to hear how they'll blame it all on Trump.
Posted by: Lady in Black at May 03, 2021 07:29 PM (O+I8R)

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TBF, he wasn't shy about spinning up the presses, either. Not like this, by any means, but still.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 03, 2021 07:32 PM (Uh2oA)

172 TBF, he wasn't shy about spinning up the presses, either. Not like this, by any means, but still.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 03, 2021 07:32 PM (Uh2oA)

Inflation isn't such a big worry when you're cranking out double digit gdp growth

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 03, 2021 07:33 PM (6FeV1)

173 >> Why, it's almost as if a global plandemic is massively beneficial to the wealthiest people in the world.

Bingo. The plandemic increased the wealth of the oligarchs by $7T. Everyone else's wealth declined by a couple trillion, IIRC.

Another interesting thing: all the charitable giving the oligarchs do? When you look, turns out that actuall results in their own wealth and power increasing. So they're "charity" just seems to buy them more power and control.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 03, 2021 07:33 PM (Mzdiz)

174 this must be like living in the last days of the USSR

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 03, 2021 07:33 PM (GBZnB)

175 Trump caused the crash by giving people unrealistic, unsustainable, and utterly false ideas of what the United States could be, and the wealth that their families briefly enjoyed was a mirage of that unsustainability that couldn't be maintained by workers on a world stage.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Important article about what's coming at May 03, 2021 07:35 PM (4lxb3)

176 Bingo. The plandemic increased the wealth of the oligarchs by $7T. Everyone else's wealth declined by a couple trillion, IIRC.

Another interesting thing: all the charitable giving the oligarchs do? When you look, turns out that actuall results in their own wealth and power increasing. So they're "charity" just seems to buy them more power and control.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 03, 2021 07:33 PM (Mzdiz)

If you extend the list to include the top 10% wealthiest, the number is estimated to be about $38 trillion, I believe.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 03, 2021 07:35 PM (a/6Gi)

177 Stunning video:

Perfectly sane, rational teacher's quick thinking prevents insane murdering Mexican cop from murdering her because he's jealous of her Mercedes. Homicidal cop foolishly invested in his own body cam, recording the foul deed and digging his own grave.

https://bit.ly/2RkFpuP

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at May 03, 2021 07:35 PM (wAnMi)

178 >> this must be like living in the last days of the USSR

Weimar is more like it. And probably the last days of Rome. There was a joke I heard, "We're living in the last days of Rome. With Wifi!"

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 03, 2021 07:35 PM (Mzdiz)

179 Inflation isn't such a big worry when you're cranking out double digit gdp growth

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True. But not as good as cutting spending to the m-fing bone like a heartless barbarian, which is what I'd have preferred. But no, it's not like this. Biden's bosses are just shouting YOLO while they make it rain. It's nuts.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 03, 2021 07:35 PM (Uh2oA)

180
There's some kind of security incident ongoing at CIA headquarters. Apparently an unauthorized person tried to drive into a secure area. Witnesses have reported hearing multiple gunshots.

It's Mija making her space.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 03, 2021 07:36 PM (63Dwl)

181 Do NOT search adrenochrome. You do not want to know.


***

Yep. Interestingly, enormous black pupils that drown out the color of the eyes is apparently one of the side effects.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Important article about what's coming at May 03, 2021 07:37 PM (4lxb3)

182 There are many many things I don't want to know, but do.
Posted by: BurtTC at May 03, 2021 07:31 PM (a/6Gi)


Guard! Put this man in cell number one! And give him a drink!

Posted by: Dr. Klahn at May 03, 2021 07:37 PM (t+qrx)

183 this must be like living in the last days of the USSR
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stab

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Nah, more close to Weimar. Ten years from now, it'll be 60s-80s GDR instead of the Nazi thing, though. Then, who knows? Anything's possible.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 03, 2021 07:38 PM (Uh2oA)

184 Trump caused the crash by giving people unrealistic, unsustainable, and utterly false ideas of what the United States could be, and the wealth that their families briefly enjoyed was a mirage of that unsustainability that couldn't be maintained by workers on a world stage.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Important article about what's coming at May 03, 2021 07:35 PM (4lxb3)


Just think, if Biden hadn't managed to overcome the massive scale of cheating Trump had managed, we'd have been led down this primrose path for another 4 years. Attaining even more wealth, happiness and hope that at last, perhaps we can achieve the American Dream. Only to have it all dashed when we least expected it.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at May 03, 2021 07:39 PM (wAnMi)

185 this must be like living in the last days of the USSR
Weimar is more like it. And probably the last days of Rome. There was a joke I heard, "We're living in the last days of Rome. With Wifi!"
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 03, 2021 07:35 PM (Mzdiz)

Republic of Vietnam. A corrupt, klepto government being overrun by commies seeks to loot, lust, steal, make deals with the enemy and generally shit the bed as their own troops abandon their posts and equipment while the house burns down all around them.

Nguyen Van Thieu weeps.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 03, 2021 07:40 PM (R/m4+)

186 Wow, the wiki entry for adrenochrome is a treat.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 03, 2021 07:42 PM (lmikk)

187 Only to have it all dashed when we least expected it.
Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at May 03, 2021 07:39 PM (wAnMi)

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FTR, I totally expected it. I was warning 2020 would be fraudulent on a completely unprecedented and likely successful scale since Nov. '16. Our enemies play for keeps. We caught 'em flatfooted once; they weren't going to let it happen twice.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 03, 2021 07:42 PM (Uh2oA)

188 It'll be interesting to hear how they'll blame it all on Trump.
Posted by: Lady in Black at May 03, 2021 07:29 PM (O+I8R)
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They'll simply assert that it's Trump's fault. The message will pour from every institution. No explanation will be attempted, they'll just shout down any opposition.

Posted by: zmdavid at May 03, 2021 07:44 PM (xqRaG)

189 Wow, the wiki entry for adrenochrome is a treat.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 03, 2021 07:42 PM (lmikk)

Lemme guess, Wiki says it's totally fake news, and evidence that QAnon is a Trump created Russian op... along with spirit cooking.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 03, 2021 07:45 PM (a/6Gi)

190 Do NOT search adrenochrome. You do not want to know.
Posted by: Catherine at May 03, 2021 07:29 PM (lB6T/)


It's sort of interesting that this was all coming from insane conspiracy theorists and nut cases like Alex Jones a few years ago. Now, we're starting to see articles coming from mainstream media about "young blood" being the fountain of youth.

Not quite sure who they think they're softening the blow for. Or how they'll work around to beating kids to death to get the best results. But hey, if we get a few more years of Tom Hanks looking good, it's all worth it, amiright?

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at May 03, 2021 07:45 PM (wAnMi)

191 what happened to cindy mccain's face?

Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 03, 2021 07:46 PM (CqHIp)

192 two words... stem cells!!!

Fountain of Youth, baby!!!!

Posted by: lin-duh 27-4 at May 03, 2021 07:47 PM (UUBmN)

193 Lemme guess, Wiki says it's totally fake news, and evidence that QAnon is a Trump created Russian op... along with spirit cooking.
Posted by: BurtTC


Ackshully, you didn't miss it by much. LOL

Posted by: Tonypete at May 03, 2021 07:47 PM (Rvt88)

194 Wow, the wiki entry for adrenochrome is a treat.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 03, 2021 07:42 PM (lmikk)

Lemme guess, Wiki says it's totally fake news, and evidence that QAnon is a Trump created Russian op... along with spirit cooking.
Posted by: BurtTC at May 03, 2021 07:45 PM (a/6Gi)

Damn, I'm good.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 03, 2021 07:47 PM (a/6Gi)

195 Oh yeah, i forgot the ///

Posted by: lin-duh 27-4 at May 03, 2021 07:47 PM (UUBmN)

196 what happened to cindy mccain's face?
Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 03, 2021 07:46 PM

Physical manifestation of evil. Meghan's is the physical manifestation of Krispy Kreme's secret plan to fatten up America's dumbest women.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 03, 2021 07:48 PM (Uh2oA)

197 what happened to cindy mccain's face?


Yea, what happened. I was that this am. Looks like some kind of freak. Too much botox/plastic surgery?

Posted by: Infidel at May 03, 2021 07:48 PM (E0OEG)

198 Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 03, 2021 07:20 PM (Mzdiz)

And the result of that financial chaos is either the Dems get thrown out on their asses, or the sheeple beg for Fedcoin.
Not sure which at this point. It depends on how hungry the sheeple become, I suppose.

Posted by: clutch at May 03, 2021 07:48 PM (9UmRs)

199
Daily Mail says there is no prenup -- repeat no prenup for Bill and Melinda's marriage. This is gonna get good.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 03, 2021 07:49 PM (Mzdiz)

200 Another interesting thing: all the charitable giving the oligarchs do?

***

This isn't really the same thing, but a few years ago there were hours and hours of TV and radio airwaves used up so that local and state (and SC), and probably a few national agencies could talk about how awesome Cam Newton was because he had spent $40K or so to provide Thanksgiving meals to a chain of homeless shelters in Charlotte. Hours and hours of reporting.

$40K to Cam Newton at the time was similar to a middle class couple making $60K or so putting $12 in the offering plate once, and only one time a year.

People are idiots.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Important article about what's coming at May 03, 2021 07:49 PM (4lxb3)

201 188 It'll be interesting to hear how they'll blame it all on Trump.
Posted by: Lady in Black at May 03, 2021 07:29 PM (O+I8R)


Those damned mean tweets by President Trump undermined the market, it just took a while for the problems to surface!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 03, 2021 07:49 PM (hOUT3)

202 Lemme guess, Wiki says it's totally fake news, and evidence that QAnon is a Trump created Russian op... along with spirit cooking.
Posted by: BurtTC at May 03, 2021 07:45 PM (a/6Gi)

Actually, that is pretty much relegated to the final section (and also somehow manages to work in blood libel.) 'Adrenochrome is a component of several false conspiracy theories such as QAnon and the Pizzagate conspiracy theory, with the chemical helping the theories play a similar role to earlier blood libel stories.'

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 03, 2021 07:49 PM (lmikk)

203 What, no quokkas??

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at May 03, 2021 07:49 PM (b8eqQ)

204 OT, but I just spent a couple of hours with two people far gone into the Virus Mania...... God help us all..... They were beyond reason..

Posted by: kraken at May 03, 2021 07:50 PM (0KKyI)

205 Meade Lux Lewis: "The top diplomat of the Philippines, Foreign Minister Teodoro Locsin, tweeted a demand that China 'GET THE FUCK OUT' of the Philippines' territorial waters."

I'm sure Biden's handlers will now, appropriately, help the Philippines to tip over.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at May 03, 2021 07:50 PM (aXxgO)

206 They are negotiating with the guy in the car at Langley?

Someone stiff the pizza guy?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 03, 2021 07:51 PM (lmikk)

207 But hey, if we get a few more years of Tom Hanks looking good, it's all worth it, amiright?
Posted by: clutch cargo


Are you saying we need to regulate this?

I DO NOT like where this is heading.

Posted by: logan at May 03, 2021 07:51 PM (ANCpY)

208 BREAKING

Windham, NH Board WALKS OUT of Town Meeting After Outraged Residents Shout Them Down Over Audit

Gateway Pundit

Posted by: Corner Stone at May 03, 2021 07:51 PM (5t9V6)

209 It's sort of interesting that this was all coming from insane conspiracy theorists and nut cases like Alex Jones a few years ago. Now, we're starting to see articles coming from mainstream media about "young blood" being the fountain of youth.

Not quite sure who they think they're softening the blow for. Or how they'll work around to beating kids to death to get the best results. But hey, if we get a few more years of Tom Hanks looking good, it's all worth it, amiright?
Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at May 03, 2021 07:45 PM (wAnMi)

It would be funny if it wasn't so not funny, that a world that includes Mexican dudes getting fired for making the "white supremacy" hand symbol, will totally ignore Tom Hanks and Co. engaging in code words and symbols that are known to be used by the pedo cannibals.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 03, 2021 07:51 PM (a/6Gi)

210 was=saw, jeez.

Posted by: Infidel at May 03, 2021 07:51 PM (E0OEG)

211 We caught 'em flatfooted once; they weren't going to let it happen twice.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 03, 2021 07:42 PM (Uh2oA)


Our other mistake (or other, other) was in thinking they'd actually care about our perception of the events, and try to make things look legit. Like they used to.

I sure didn't expect them to be mooning us while they juggled the murder weapons, occasionally stabbing the body again just because. And daring us to do something about it.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at May 03, 2021 07:52 PM (wAnMi)

212 Quokkas... the Quantas mascot, yes???

Posted by: kraken at May 03, 2021 07:52 PM (0KKyI)

213 OT, but I just spent a couple of hours with two people far gone into the Virus Mania...... God help us all..... They were beyond reason..
Posted by: kraken

You talked with two of my sisters? You're a braver man than I!

Posted by: Tonypete at May 03, 2021 07:52 PM (Rvt88)

214 Daily Mail says there is no prenup -- repeat no prenup for Bill and Melinda's marriage. This is gonna get good.

--------

No shit? I mean, prenups that favor men aren't legally binding, and are mostly pointless, but damn... He was already a billionaire, and didn't even bother with that simple fig leaf? Fuckstruck maroon getting led around by his little nerd boner, I guess.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 03, 2021 07:52 PM (Uh2oA)

215
g'early evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at May 03, 2021 07:52 PM (DUIap)

216 OT, but I just spent a couple of hours with two people far gone into the Virus Mania...... God help us all..... They were beyond reason..
Posted by: kraken at May 03, 2021 07:50 PM (0KKyI)

***

Yeah, we're in a part of the world where there's a mandate but most everyone has been ignoring it. And now that 100M+ are innoculated and deaths are pretty much non-existent (I think we had the first day of no deaths IIRC), somehow even MORE people are wearing masks.

Because Science.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Important article about what's coming at May 03, 2021 07:53 PM (4lxb3)

217 Melinda Gates eyes reminded that i got glazed donut holes.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at May 03, 2021 07:53 PM (o89XP)

218 How about that. Tucker saying Kevin McCarthy lives with Frank Luntz. Never a dull moment in DC.

Posted by: dartist at May 03, 2021 07:53 PM (+ya+t)

219 Daily Mail says there is no prenup -- repeat no prenup for Bill and Melinda's marriage. This is gonna get good.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 03, 2021 07:49 PM (Mzdiz)

Take him for everything, Melinda!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 03, 2021 07:54 PM (lmikk)

220 phoenixgirl: "what happened to cindy mccain's face?"

Haven't seen it, but the safe bet is that her soul caught up with it.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel Remembers Ashli Babbitt at May 03, 2021 07:54 PM (aXxgO)

221 Those capy things are some lame-ass dogs.

Posted by: West at May 03, 2021 07:54 PM (QY+6a)

222 Well, Bill Gates IS rather dunce- like, it seems to have caught up with him. ( And I know, Microsoft, but still...)

Posted by: kraken at May 03, 2021 07:54 PM (0KKyI)

223 How about that. Tucker saying Kevin McCarthy lives with Frank Luntz. Never a dull moment in DC.
Posted by: dartist


Mass hysteria!
40 years of darkness!

Real Old Testament wrath!

Or really, this is no social crisis. Just another tricky day....for you.
Fella

Posted by: Bozo Conservative ....Living on the prison planet at May 03, 2021 07:55 PM (tjZg/)

224 Someone in the Insty comments said Bill heard the words "micro" and "soft" one too many times. Best joke I've heard all year.

Posted by: skywch at May 03, 2021 07:56 PM (Y/Ps0)

225
Our other mistake (or other, other) was in thinking they'd actually care about our perception of the events, and try to make things look legit. Like they used to.

***

The thing that has probably been the worst for me is coming to the realization that Americans who believe what I always sort of assumed was the morals of America - mind your own business and people are free to pursue what they prefer even if you don't like it - is only shared by 15-20% of my countrymen.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Important article about what's coming at May 03, 2021 07:56 PM (4lxb3)

226 Whoa, Kevin McCarthy is all Gay for Frank the Rug Luntz.

ah, hahahaha, blech, hahahahaha!

Posted by: Bill Barr, worst AG ever at May 03, 2021 07:56 PM (Tc2CN)

227 Melinda Gates has a Gretchen Whitmer vibe....

Posted by: kraken at May 03, 2021 07:56 PM (0KKyI)

228 Daily Mail says there is no prenup -- repeat no prenup for Bill and Melinda's marriage. This is gonna get good.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 03, 2021 07:49 PM (Mzdiz)

Take him for everything, Melinda!
Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 03, 2021 07:54 PM (lmikk)

Well, if she doesn't take the money, but instead takes the "science" experiments, we'll know.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 03, 2021 07:56 PM (a/6Gi)

229 I phrased that really poorly but hopefully the message was understood.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Important article about what's coming at May 03, 2021 07:57 PM (4lxb3)

230 I saw a video recommending people stash money in TIPS. Haven't heard anyone talk about those for awhile.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at May 03, 2021 07:57 PM (5HBd1)

231 213 OT, but I just spent a couple of hours with two people far gone into the Virus Mania...... God help us all..... They were beyond reason..
Posted by: kraken

You talked with two of my sisters? You're a braver man than I!
Posted by: Tonypete at May 03, 2021 07:52 PM (Rvt8

I have a sister like that ,too. She would'a climbed up a wall of live babies using meathooks to get the vaccine, and now that she is fully vaccinated she's still masking & won't go out.

Nuts.

Posted by: West at May 03, 2021 07:57 PM (QY+6a)

232 222 Well, Bill Gates IS rather dunce- like, it seems to have caught up with him. ( And I know, Microsoft, but still...)
Posted by: kraken at May 03, 2021 07:54 PM (0KKyI)

What, he thought they would be together forever thanks to his scintillating personality.

Several times repost, I just love the song:

https://tinyurl.com/jncwh3u8

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 03, 2021 07:57 PM (lmikk)

233 I guess Bill gates is updating his code writing.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at May 03, 2021 07:58 PM (o89XP)

234 Are you saying we need to regulate this?

I DO NOT like where this is heading.
Posted by: logan at May 03, 2021 07:51 PM (ANCpY)


Oh heck no, but I have to wonder why there's suddenly this "acceptance" thing like this is a valid scientific discovery. They're softening it for somebody (at least I assume), but we also know they're getting over even pretending. We're so overwhelmed people can't even catch their breath to react any longer. From what I can guess, they're getting out in front of this before it becomes a thing.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at May 03, 2021 07:58 PM (wAnMi)

235 That wig of Luntz' is the only thing I like about that chubby queen. Hilarious.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 03, 2021 07:58 PM (Uh2oA)

236 Weimar is more like it. And probably the last days of Rome. There was a joke I heard, "We're living in the last days of Rome. With Wifi!"

I don't know if even Rome could have been this bad at the end. They had a longer, slower decline, not this headlong acceleration into madness and depravity. Weimar does seem closer, and I increasingly feel like things are going to go all Sodom and Gomorrah on us - disaster striking suddenly, like an earthquake or volcano, carrying everything away.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at May 03, 2021 07:59 PM (ky6ZL)

237 235 That wig of Luntz' is the only thing I like about that chubby queen. Hilarious.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 03, 2021 07:58 PM (Uh2oA)

Harvey Fierstein has a brother....

Posted by: kraken at May 03, 2021 07:59 PM (0KKyI)

238 Daily Mail says there is no prenup -- repeat no prenup for Bill and Melinda's marriage. This is gonna get good.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 03, 2021 07:49 PM (Mzdiz)


I'm positive I read a long article about Billy-boy's pre-nup before they got married. I simply can't believe that one of his dozens of lawyers/accountants (he has no friends) didn't have a long sit-down chat with him. Ok, I can see that the 40 year old virgin guy just KNEW this was love and it would last forever, but he's also a dick first and foremost.

I'll believe it when he's sobbing in the courtroom. More likely, the town she's residing in has a terrible gas leak and vaporizes.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at May 03, 2021 08:01 PM (wAnMi)

239 So does Bill go for the traditional blonde bimbo or do he and Barry Soetoro finally consummate their long bromance?
Posted by: Mookie at May 03, 2021 06:39 PM (u+Y3T)

Maybe a carload of ten year-olds from Guatemala?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 03, 2021 08:01 PM (iMWJk)

240 I don't know if even Rome could have been this bad at the end. They had a longer, slower decline, not this headlong acceleration into madness and depravity. Weimar does seem closer, and I increasingly feel like things are going to go all Sodom and Gomorrah on us - disaster striking suddenly, like an earthquake or volcano, carrying everything away.
Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at May 03, 2021 07:59 PM (ky6ZL)

Rome is a weird case when you think about the psychology of the ancient world. The city went almost...600-700 without a foreign invader stepping foot inside the walls. That is remarkable in antiquity. It would have a tendency to create a certain mindset (a bad one- not unlike what we have.) When the barbarians came in and sacked the city, it shattered them in a way they did not know how to deal with because most of the citizens acted like dole queens.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 03, 2021 08:01 PM (lmikk)

241 ( And I know, Microsoft, but still...)
Posted by: kraken


I was in tech during its rise, and it was hated by everyone in the industry because it set back the technology by eons. They really did nothing right except outmaneuver IBM, set up a monopoly, and milk it. He outlawyered everyone. Not sure that is something to find merit in.

And attempt at redemption by curing the world of malaria has been just as disastrous.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at May 03, 2021 08:03 PM (ANCpY)

242 @charliekirk11 24m

Watch how disgustingly this "teacher" treats an LAPD officer.

This is not the type of person that should be teaching our kids. Period.


https://tinyurl.com/yk3jv7ws

He should of just killed her...jk/jk...sorta

Posted by: Tami at May 03, 2021 08:03 PM (cF8AT)

243 Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 03, 2021 08:01 PM (lmikk)

Excellent point. Romans believed they were Blessed. First by the Old Gods, then by the New God. They thought they were the world's super power, and could never loose.

They had a Divine Destiny. Then suddenly, they didn't.

Sound Familiar?

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 03, 2021 08:04 PM (oHd/0)

244 A tweet? Whatever happened to a good old fashioned shot across the bow?
Posted by: BurtTC at May 03, 2021 06:46 PM (a/6Gi)

Perhaps they should be sinking some of those Chinese "fishing boats". Shell the living shit out of them.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 03, 2021 08:05 PM (iMWJk)

245 As much a fan of medieval siege engines as I am I think a more high tech solution is called for here in the year 2021.

I go for forced into a moat full of sharks with frickin lasers on their heads.

Especially if she is a good swimmer. So she has a chance.

However slim.

Of sorts.

Posted by: Just Lily. Thread-Winner Elect at May 03, 2021 08:05 PM (rw1l7)

246 239 So does Bill go for the traditional blonde bimbo or do he and Barry Soetoro finally consummate their long bromance?
Posted by: Mookie at May 03, 2021 06:39 PM (u+Y3T)

Maybe a carload of ten year-olds from Guatemala?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 03, 2021 08:01 PM (iMWJk)

Bill has his own Island in the Bahamas. Expect to see Branson's Yacht there soon.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 03, 2021 08:06 PM (oHd/0)

247 Rome is a weird case when you think about the psychology of the ancient world. The city went almost...600-700 without a foreign invader stepping foot inside the walls. That is remarkable in antiquity. It would have a tendency to create a certain mindset (a bad one- not unlike what we have.) When the barbarians came in and sacked the city, it shattered them in a way they did not know how to deal with because most of the citizens acted like dole queens.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 03, 2021 08:01 PM (lmikk)


They did call it the Eternal City, and I think they believed it, too. I've got a copy of 'De Reditu Suo' by Rutilius Claudius Namatianus, written in about 415 (still 50 years from the final downfall of Rome). He's deserting the city, going back to his family estates in Gaul, and describing how the harbours are silted up, and the roads are impassable. Yet he still believes that this is just a temporary setback, and Rome will bounce back, because it always has before.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at May 03, 2021 08:06 PM (ky6ZL)

248 I don't know if even Rome could have been this bad at the end. They had a longer, slower decline, not this headlong acceleration into madness and depravity. Weimar does seem closer, and I increasingly feel like things are going to go all Sodom and Gomorrah on us - disaster striking suddenly, like an earthquake or volcano, carrying everything away.
Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at May 03, 2021 07:59 PM (ky6ZL)


My tummy is gurgling!

Posted by: Yellowstone Caldera at May 03, 2021 08:07 PM (2JffK)

249 https://tinyurl.com/yk3jv7ws

He should of just killed her...jk/jk...sorta
Posted by: Tami at May 03, 2021 08:03 PM (cF8AT)


I posted that video further upstream. I see somebody commented on Kirk's thread she was a republican? Yeah, sure buddy, keep projecting. That woman is 100% lefty McLeftist. Absolutely convinced the cop is going to murder her.

Pulling her over because she's on her cell phone (GOOD FOR YOU!) and she says it's out because she was afraid and started recording him. Chicken and egg you say.

I'm glad he invested in his own body cam. This woman is sick and needs help. Professional help. Dr. Foady Fi ACP.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at May 03, 2021 08:07 PM (wAnMi)

250 Posted by: clutch cargo

I was only making a weak Logan's Run joke.

Which was a stupid premise since 21 is way too young. But I would not be surprised if in 500 years people are regulated as to length of life. Hell, Cuomo is doing it already.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at May 03, 2021 08:07 PM (ANCpY)

251 236 Weimar is more like it. And probably the last days of Rome. There was a joke I heard, "We're living in the last days of Rome. With Wifi!"

I don't know if even Rome could have been this bad at the end. They had a longer, slower decline, not this headlong acceleration into madness and depravity. Weimar does seem closer, and I increasingly feel like things are going to go all Sodom and Gomorrah on us - disaster striking suddenly, like an earthquake or volcano, carrying everything away.
Posted by: Dr. Mabuse



I fully expect Maxine Waters to start singing "Tomorrow belongs to me" at any moment now. Though I do believe our future will resemble A 1984/Brave New World/Fahrenheit 451 mashup.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 03, 2021 08:08 PM (QkowV)

252
Daily Mail says that in Melinda's filing, there is only mention of a "separation contract", which it seems both Bill and Melinda have signed -- that will include the details of how all the money and assets will be split up. She has requested a trial date for April 2022, but they say most likely it will be settled before then, without a trial.

And there was something in there which Melinda had said Bill did before they got married. He said, there are two possibilities, either we break up or we get married. He then got a whiteboard and made a pro and con list of getting married.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 03, 2021 08:08 PM (Mzdiz)

253 I went to Sam's last Friday and as I walked in the lady at the door informed me that they had the woful vaccine at the pharmacy. I looked at her and asked her if she was talking to me since two other older ladies were also going in separately. She said yes. Yeah, nope!
Then today I decided to go shopping at the local HEB without a mask, not one person said a thing to me. I think the city of Austin and county of Travis still have a mask mandate in place. I see lots of non compliance, even in downtown Austin.

Posted by: lin-duh 27-4 at May 03, 2021 08:08 PM (UUBmN)

254 They had a Divine Destiny. Then suddenly, they didn't.

Sound Familiar?
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 03, 2021 08:04 PM (oHd/0


I'm guessing both involved becoming hedonistic, full of warring parties, concerned only with status and wealth and completely turning away from God?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 03, 2021 08:08 PM (4fSQf)

255 The thing that has probably been the worst for me is coming to the realization that Americans who believe what I always sort of assumed was the morals of America - mind your own business and people are free to pursue what they prefer even if you don't like it - is only shared by 15-20% of my countrymen.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Important article about what's coming at May 03, 2021 07:56 PM (4lxb3)


This is indeed the tragedy, and my innocent children and grand-children are caught up in this!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 03, 2021 08:08 PM (hOUT3)

256 And there was something in there which Melinda had said Bill did before they got married. He said, there are two possibilities, either we break up or we get married. He then got a whiteboard and made a pro and con list of getting married.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 03, 2021 08:08 PM (Mzdiz)

And they say romance is dead.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 03, 2021 08:10 PM (lmikk)

257 What is/are TIPS??

Posted by: andycanuck at May 03, 2021 08:10 PM (UHVv4)

258 He then got a whiteboard and made a pro and con list of getting married.

So, he's what... Karl Rove?

Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 03, 2021 08:11 PM (3H9h1)

259 Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 03, 2021 08:08 PM (4fSQf)

There is an interesting psychological weirdness... you will never BE great, unless you think you CAN be great.

And if you believe you are Great? Sometimes it becomes a self fulfilling Prophecy.

Until.... that shatters.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 03, 2021 08:11 PM (oHd/0)

260 What is/are TIPS??
Posted by: andycanuck at May 03, 2021 08:10 PM (U


Treasury inflation protected securities.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 03, 2021 08:11 PM (t+qrx)

261 Sad state of affairs when the best solution we have involves a caldera explosion.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 03, 2021 08:11 PM (4fSQf)

262 242 @charliekirk11 24m


Watch how disgustingly this "teacher" treats an LAPD officer.
This is not the type of person that should be teaching our kids. Period.


https://tinyurl.com/yk3jv7ws


He should of just killed her...jk/jk...sortaPosted by: Tami at May 03, 2021 08:03 PM (cF8AT)

WTF is wrong with that woman. "Your a murder!" "Your a Mexican racist!" Geez. And if she's a teacher, almost certainly a lefty.

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a
nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by
the content of their character."--MLK Jr.,

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 03, 2021 08:11 PM (ynpvh)

263 257 What is/are TIPS??
Posted by: andycanuck at May 03, 2021 08:10 PM (UHVv4)

'Don't piss into the wind.'

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 03, 2021 08:12 PM (lmikk)

264 >>> 127 I suspect she's just as horrible as Bill, but could you imagine if Melinda came out and said Bill was trying to kill 3/4 of the population of the world with the vaccine against a cold virus and she could no longer stay silent?
Posted by: Moron Robbie is a bridge at May 03, 2021 07:07 PM (3rtj0)

Fcking underachiever was SUPPOSED to go for 95%.

Posted by: Melinda Gates at May 03, 2021 08:12 PM (b8eqQ)

265 Gunshots at CIA, eh?


Zero F*cks to give. Don't care what happens to anyone in Dee Cee anymore.

Posted by: Vyx at May 03, 2021 08:12 PM (z36Kd)

266 >> What is/are TIPS??

Treasury Inflation Protected Securities. They are govt. paper. Nominal yield is currently negative across the board, save for the 30 yr, which is about 0.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 03, 2021 08:13 PM (Mzdiz)

267 I see somebody commented on Kirk's thread she was a republican?

------

Uh HUH.

Sure.

Leave aside all the arrogant leftist virtue-signalling... What are the odds of finding a Republican teacher?

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 03, 2021 08:13 PM (Uh2oA)

268 @TuckerCarlson

Frank Luntz & Kevin McCarthy. Not only are they friends. They are roommates.

https://tinyurl.com/yfjv9bov

Posted by: Tami at May 03, 2021 08:13 PM (cF8AT)

269
I suspect she's just as horrible as Bill, but could you imagine if Melinda came out and said Bill was trying to kill 3/4 of the population of the world with the vaccine against a cold virus and she could no longer stay silent?

Posted by: Moron Robbie is a bridge at May 03, 2021 07:07 PM


I question the timing...

Posted by: AltonJackson at May 03, 2021 08:14 PM (DUIap)

270 261 Sad state of affairs when the best solution we have involves a caldera explosion.

Posted by: Alabama at May 03, 2021 08:11 PM (4fSQf)

Maybe not for a couple of decades at least is the estimate, but who knows? Other Calderas around the world, and if a good enough quake hits the Canary Islands in the right place, the tsunami caused by the landslide would erase the east coast.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 03, 2021 08:14 PM (ynpvh)

271 Liz Cheney really really hates you and she will tell anyone who listens just how much she does.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 03, 2021 08:14 PM (nBcht)

272 My tummy is gurgling! - Yellowstone Caldera

*****

Get in line bitch.

Posted by: Mount Saint Helens at May 03, 2021 08:14 PM (YJJ8q)

273 263 257 What is/are TIPS??
Posted by: andycanuck at May 03, 2021 08:10 PM (UHVv4)

'Don't piss into the wind.'
Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 03, 2021 08:12 PM (lmikk)

TIPS? Damn, was gonna post some snark about Horses and races at Del Mar... but they are still closed.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 03, 2021 08:14 PM (oHd/0)

274 254 They had a Divine Destiny. Then suddenly, they didn't.

Sound Familiar?
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 03, 2021 08:04 PM (oHd/0


I'm guessing both involved becoming hedonistic, full of warring parties, concerned only with status and wealth and completely turning away from God?
Posted by: AlaBAMA



When God Abandon's a Nation - John MacArthur

https://tinyurl.com/jdrbzbdv

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 03, 2021 08:15 PM (QkowV)

275 Thanks, hogmartin.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 03, 2021 08:15 PM (UHVv4)

276 265 Gunshots at CIA, eh?


Zero F*cks to give. Don't care what happens to anyone in Dee Cee anymore.
Posted by: Vyx at May 03, 2021 08:12 PM (z36Kd

Virginia. But I agree

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 03, 2021 08:15 PM (4fSQf)

277 MSNBC has a breaking news thing that someone who was at the Jan 6 rally is - OMG - part of the AZ recount. So anyone who was within 50 miles of Dc anytime in Jan can no longer take part in any aspect of American life it seems.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 03, 2021 08:16 PM (nBcht)

278 Melinda came out and said Bill was trying to kill 3/4 of the population of the world with the vaccine against a cold virus and she could no longer stay silent?

*********

Melinda Gates tragically commits suicide after shooting herself six times in the back before throwing herself into a river

Posted by: Tomorrows Headlines at May 03, 2021 08:17 PM (YJJ8q)

279 Yep. CIA, fbi, fucks given zero point zero. Same with most police departments. Heroes my ass.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 03, 2021 08:17 PM (nBcht)

280 >>> 187 Only to have it all dashed when we least expected it.
Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at May 03, 2021 07:39 PM (wAnMi)

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FTR, I totally expected it. I was warning 2020 would be fraudulent on a completely unprecedented and likely successful scale since Nov. '16. Our enemies play for keeps. We caught 'em flatfooted once; they weren't going to let it happen twice.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 03, 2021 07:42 PM (Uh2oA)

Yep.

Posted by: Massive Fcking Voter Fraud at May 03, 2021 08:18 PM (b8eqQ)

281 Thanks too, publius.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 03, 2021 08:18 PM (UHVv4)

282 277 MSNBC has a breaking news thing that someone who was at the Jan 6 rally
is - OMG - part of the AZ recount. So anyone who was within 50 miles of
Dc anytime in Jan can no longer take part in any aspect of American life
it seems.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 03, 2021 08:16 PM (nBcht)

Too bad we can't throw most of Congress in that pile; they were at ground zero.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 03, 2021 08:18 PM (ynpvh)

283 Treasury Inflation Protected Securities. They are govt. paper. Nominal yield is currently negative across the board, save for the 30 yr, which is about 0.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 03, 2021 08:13 PM (Mzdiz)

Well that sweetens the pot.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 03, 2021 08:18 PM (2JffK)

284 What is/are TIPS??
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They're the things horny men swear is all they'll.....oh never mind.

Posted by: dartist at May 03, 2021 08:19 PM (+ya+t)

285 Omg, Kevin McCarthy lives in a room he rents from Frank Luntz. He's roommates with Luntz.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 03, 2021 08:19 PM (Ti1eN)

286 Bezos and Gates both get divorced within a year. Interesting timing to say the least.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 03, 2021 08:19 PM (nBcht)

287 283 Treasury Inflation Protected Securities. They are govt. paper. Nominal
yield is currently negative across the board, save for the 30 yr, which
is about 0.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 03, 2021 08:13 PM (Mzdiz)


Well that sweetens the pot.Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 03, 2021 08:18 PM (2JffK)


Only if the other means are even worse. Bank interest is near zero, can't get it all at once. Mattress has it's drawbacks.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 03, 2021 08:20 PM (ynpvh)

288 There was a guy that blogged about TIPS, as he had some of his money in them. They are for a particular period then you have to roll the money into a new one, as I understood it.

he also joked about investing money in toilet paper, did a graph about how the price had gone up, etc. I emailed him when we had the great TP shortage and we laughed about it a bit. But he was scared to death of Wuflu and we stopped emailing.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at May 03, 2021 08:20 PM (5HBd1)

289 286 Bezos and Gates both get divorced within a year. Interesting timing to say the least.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 03, 2021 08:19 PM (nBcht)

The love that dare not speak it's name.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 03, 2021 08:21 PM (lmikk)

290 266 >> What is/are TIPS??

Treasury Inflation Protected Securities. They are govt. paper. Nominal yield is currently negative across the board, save for the 30 yr, which is about 0.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 03, 2021 08:13 PM (Mzdiz)

To the moon!

Posted by: Mackenzie Bezos Mustache Rides at May 03, 2021 08:21 PM (QU7JP)

291
Real yields on all Ts (save for the 30 yr, which is about 0) are negative. You are losing money buying Uncle Sam debt, and everyone seems to like it.

This is how crazy the system is now.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 03, 2021 08:21 PM (Mzdiz)

292 285 Omg, Kevin McCarthy lives in a room he rents from Frank Luntz. He's roommates with Luntz.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 03, 2021 08:19 PM (Ti1eN


Incestuous pit of vipers.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 03, 2021 08:21 PM (4fSQf)

293 TIPS make sense if the Gov't doesn't play with the numbers. I mean, Steak used to be on the CPI, but when that got too expensive, it became hamburger.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 03, 2021 08:21 PM (ynpvh)

294 Gunshots at CIA, eh?


DILLIGAF.

Posted by: Infidel at May 03, 2021 08:22 PM (E0OEG)

295 Best investment is those forever stamps from the post office. You buy them at one price, and they keep raising it.

Anyone know anyone that wants to but a shitload of stamps?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 03, 2021 08:22 PM (Ti1eN)

296 295 Best investment is those forever stamps from the post office. You buy them at one price, and they keep raising it.


Anyone know anyone that wants to but a shitload of stamps?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 03, 2021 08:22 PM (Ti1eN)

Can't eat 'em, too small to wipe your ass with.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 03, 2021 08:23 PM (ynpvh)

297 Anyone know anyone that wants to but a shitload of stamps?
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 03, 2021 08:22 PM (Ti1eN)


Kinky

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 03, 2021 08:24 PM (4fSQf)

298 what happened to cindy mccain's face?
Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 03, 2021 07:46 PM

The portrait in one of the many houses burned.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at May 03, 2021 08:24 PM (gtatv)

299 297 Anyone know anyone that wants to but a shitload of stamps?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 03, 2021 08:22 PM (Ti1eN)



Kinky

Posted by: Alabama at May 03, 2021 08:24 PM (4fSQf)

Like a colostomy bag-swinging drunk at Kid Rock's.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 03, 2021 08:24 PM (ynpvh)

300 I bet Kevin McCarthy is working on a statement right now that will say something like, "Yes I rent a room from Frank, that doesn't mean we agree with everything political, we need to move past this divisiveness as a country, blah, blah, blah."

Posted by: lowandslow at May 03, 2021 08:25 PM (4thlk)

301 Anyone know anyone that wants to but a shitload of stamps?
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 03, 2021 08:22 PM (Ti1eN)


Should've socked this as Charles Ponzi.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 03, 2021 08:25 PM (t+qrx)

302
Bane absolutely had the right idea what to do with the people of Gotham.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at May 03, 2021 08:26 PM (aAFjn)

303 >> if the Gov't doesn't play with the numbers.

They've been playing with the numbers. For a long time. If the CPI were calculated the way it was before 1980, inflation would be a little over 10% now. They changed it again in 1990 or thereabouts. CPI inflation would be about 6% the pre-90 method.

Look up "Shadow Stats", a website that tries to give you the "real numbers". It was started by a guy who used to economic forecasting for some big outfit, airline I think it was.

He had a model that worked really well, then it went to hell. He figured out that the govt figures were being fudged and that was the problem. He figured out how to unadjust and get the real figures back. And soon that didn't work anymore.

Basically, the federal govt has been lying about the economic numbers for 40 years, and have been really lying for about 20-30.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 03, 2021 08:27 PM (Mzdiz)

304 302
Bane absolutely had the right idea what to do with the people of Gotham.
Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at May 03, 2021 08:26 PM (aAFjn


Wasn't it originally Ra's Al Gul's idea? Bane was just carrying out his wishes.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 03, 2021 08:28 PM (4fSQf)

305 What kinda pathetic fuckin' sad-sack blows a guy like Luntz for room and board?

Oh yeah, Kevin McCarthy.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 03, 2021 08:28 PM (Uh2oA)

306 In no way am I a Luntz dunce!

Posted by: Worthless fuck McCarthy at May 03, 2021 08:30 PM (2JffK)

307 That and/or said "Bill and his 'scientist' friends are having sex with children, and drinking their blood in order to try to become immortal."
Posted by: BurtTC at May 03, 2021 07:10 PM (a/6Gi)
~~~~~

From the way back machine:

"Police arrested a Seattle man at Bill Gates and Melinda Gates' mansion for allegedly collecting more than 6,000 child rape photos."

https://tinyurl.com/4bd2ve33

Posted by: IrishEi at May 03, 2021 08:30 PM (9GRhC)

308 So invest in 30-year TIPS when banks start negative interest rates i.e. you have to pay them to hold your money for you??

But relatively seriously, I think during the PIGS monetary crisis there might have been negative interest rate talk (I think it was then; awhile ago anyway) and I saw suggestions about using "re-loadable" debit cards and prepaid credit cards that would have lower fees than banks.

BTW, my bank went from requiring in my original contract $1000 minimum balance for no fees to $2000 three years ago and now the fuckers have changed it to $5000!!

Posted by: andycanuck at May 03, 2021 08:30 PM (UHVv4)

309 @268

California lost a seat in the recent reapportionment, what are the odds the unlucky redistricee is Devin Nunes and not Kevin McCarthy?

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 03, 2021 08:31 PM (4XF34)

310
The main reason for fudging the CPI was Social Security COLAs. They wanted to basically cut SS growth, and the easiest way to do that was just to lie about inflation.

That becomes the official numbers -- and they then get high on their own supply.

And GDP gets overestimated. Bad numbers are deflated and good numbers are inflated.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 03, 2021 08:32 PM (Mzdiz)

311 Interesting video from Forgotten Weapons on boomsticks that go boom:

https://tinyurl.com/yzbrkxfe

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 03, 2021 08:32 PM (lmikk)

312 You just know Frank and Kevin are yukking it up about what a low IQ idiot Trump and his followers really are and how it sucks Kevin has to pretend to listen to him.

Posted by: lowandslow at May 03, 2021 08:32 PM (4thlk)

313 From the way back machine:

"Police arrested a Seattle man at Bill Gates and Melinda Gates' mansion for allegedly collecting more than 6,000 child rape photos."

https://tinyurl.com/4bd2ve33
Posted by: IrishEi at May 03, 2021 08:30 PM (9GRhC


Nothing to see here. Move along people. Move along.

No, Bill Gates and Jeffrey Epstein were just aquatinted. Nothing to see. Move along.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 03, 2021 08:32 PM (4fSQf)

314
Anyone else completely doubt the veracity of the results of that vote to cenusre shitt romney?

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at May 03, 2021 08:32 PM (aAFjn)

315 I question the timing...
Posted by: AltonJackson at May 03, 2021 08:14 PM (DUIap)

About 6 degrees before top dead center ought to work.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 03, 2021 08:33 PM (kQcVW)

316 Yeah Social Security is going to suck badly. Interesting how we have to have a $15 minimum for people that can still work, but cap Social Security benefits at $1800 a month. And you get to pay Medicare out of that.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at May 03, 2021 08:34 PM (5HBd1)

317 BTW, my bank went from requiring in my original contract $1000 minimum balance for no fees to $2000 three years ago and now the fuckers have changed it to $5000!!
Posted by: andycanuck

Four words for you - Navy Federal Credit Union

Posted by: Tonypete at May 03, 2021 08:34 PM (Rvt88)

318
Wasn't it originally Ra's Al Gul's idea? Bane was just carrying out his wishes.
Posted by: AlaBAMA


Was it?

I always liked Raza Ghoul.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at May 03, 2021 08:35 PM (aAFjn)

319 No, Bill Gates and Jeffrey Epstein were just aquatinted. Nothing to see. Move along.
Posted by: AlaBAMA

Same thing Les Wexner said. How odd. . .

Posted by: Tonypete at May 03, 2021 08:36 PM (Rvt88)

320 >> i.e. you have to pay them to hold your money for you??

In principle, yes. However the way it works is the price up front is much higher. Bonds, and coupons and yields are a bit complex -- a little high powered 'rithmetic is involved. But here's a simple example.

I offer you a bond for $100. That's the principle. Make it 2 year maturity. I'll pay you back the face value in 2 years. No, I agree to pay you a coupon rate, some interest payment every year.

Suppose that's 1%. I'll pay you $1 at the end of year 1, and then $101 at the end of year two.

Now, with negative yields, you pay me $105 for that bond. You get $102 back. You lose money, but still with positive coupon payments.

That's how negative yields work.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 03, 2021 08:36 PM (Mzdiz)

321 I moved from Texas to Nevada. Lot more
effeminate men. The women are starved for some attention.

Now playing that horny waitress music video by, The Pretenders.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at May 03, 2021 08:38 PM (o89XP)

322 Should've socked this as Charles Ponzi.
Posted by: hogmartin at May 03, 2021 08:25 PM (t+qrx)

Heh! Ponzi's scam was actually based upon "International Reply Coupons", which were scrip you buy, and include in a letter. The recipient could cash them in to buy postage stamps in his country.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 03, 2021 08:38 PM (kQcVW)

323 Now, with negative yields, you pay me $105 for that bond. You get $102 back. You lose money, but still with positive coupon payments.

That's how negative yields work.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 03, 2021 08:36 PM (Mzdiz)


Sounds like my market strategy. Buy high, sell low.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 03, 2021 08:38 PM (4fSQf)

324 310 The main reason for fudging the CPI was Social Security COLAs. They wanted to basically cut SS growth, and the easiest way to do that was just to lie about inflation.

That becomes the official numbers -- and they then get high on their own supply.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 03, 2021 08:32 PM (Mzdiz)


That may have been the main reason, but another reason was that the Treasury started selling bonds that would compensate for inflation. A more blatant conflict of interest is hard to find.

Posted by: Splunge at May 03, 2021 08:39 PM (RzGcW)

325 316 Yeah Social Security is going to suck badly. Interesting how we have to have a $15 minimum for people that can still work, but cap Social Security benefits at $1800 a month. And you get to pay Medicare out of that.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at May 03, 2021 08:34 PM (5HBd1)


I like how Medicare is means tested even though you were forced to pay in as a straight percentage of your salary with no cap!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 03, 2021 08:40 PM (hOUT3)

326 318
Wasn't it originally Ra's Al Gul's idea? Bane was just carrying out his wishes.
Posted by: AlaBAMA

Was it?

I always liked Raza Ghoul.
Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at May 03, 2021 08:35 PM (aAFjn)

Ra's was going to cause Gotham to fall from within, to wake up a corrupt nation. Bane just decided to do it through Marxism run wild to madness rather than a gas that caused madness.

Posted by: Bete at May 03, 2021 08:40 PM (Ojki1)

327 No matter what Joe Biden does, there will be no inflation. Increases in commodity prices are just supply and demand.

Posted by: CNN at May 03, 2021 08:41 PM (RzGcW)

328
He's deserting the city, going back to his family estates in Gaul, and describing how the harbours are silted up, and the roads are impassable. Yet he still believes that this is just a temporary setback, and Rome will bounce back, because it always has before.
Posted by: Dr. Mabuse


That's what happens when you don't pass an infrastructure bill.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 03, 2021 08:41 PM (63Dwl)

329 Now, with negative yields, you pay me $105 for that bond. You get $102 back. You lose money, but still with positive coupon payments.

That's how negative yields work.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 03, 2021 08:36 PM (Mzdiz)

I am obviously missing something here. I pay you $105 dollars. The next year you pay me back 1-2 and then the following year 101. I have still lost money and also the use of the money for the interim.

What am I missing?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 03, 2021 08:41 PM (lmikk)

330 Best investment is those forever stamps from the post office. You buy them at one price, and they keep raising it.

-----

People thought Silver Certificates were 'forever' also.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 03, 2021 08:42 PM (AytXr)

331 That's what happens when you don't pass an infrastructure bill.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 03, 2021 08:41 PM (63Dwl)

AFAIK, Rome never had a fiat currency. Hell, I think when the city was founded, I do not think they even had coins.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 03, 2021 08:43 PM (lmikk)

332 The Mama cat video is adorable. Over the years, I've been around cats where you can have a running conservation with them and they'll speak to you in that kittuh language.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 03, 2021 08:44 PM (QkowV)

333 Am I the only one who received a letter from Joe Biden today, crowing about how he 'kept his promise' to provide 'stimulus' $?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 03, 2021 08:44 PM (AytXr)

334 People thought Silver Certificates were 'forever' also.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 03, 2021 08:42 PM (AytXr)

Have one of those in my Pappaw's Army portrait photo. He meant to throw it at the foot of the Statue of Liberty, but they came back via a different route.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 03, 2021 08:44 PM (lmikk)

335 333 Am I the only one who received a letter from Joe Biden today, crowing about how he 'kept his promise' to provide 'stimulus' $?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 03, 2021 08:44 PM (AytXr)

I got one Saturday, I think.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 03, 2021 08:44 PM (lmikk)

336 As another moron put it, Biden did a cash advance on my credit card for $7000, gave me $1400, and expects me to say thank you.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Important article about what's coming at May 03, 2021 08:45 PM (Kt1w/)

337 332 The Mama cat video is adorable. Over the years, I've been around cats where you can have a running conservation with them and they'll speak to you in that kittuh language.
Posted by: Puddleglum at May 03, 2021 08:44 PM (QkowV)


I've got one who won't let you shit in peace. Bastard has to describe the pitfalls of inflationary spending every time I sit on the throne.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 03, 2021 08:45 PM (4fSQf)

338 332 AFAIK, Rome never had a fiat currency. Hell, I think when the city was founded, I do not think they even had coins.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 03, 2021 08:43 PM (lmikk)


They had Bitcoins, though, right?

Posted by: Splunge at May 03, 2021 08:45 PM (RzGcW)

339 333 Am I the only one who received a letter from Joe Biden today, crowing about how he 'kept his promise' to provide 'stimulus' $?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 03, 2021 08:44 PM (AytXr)

Another 'Ron mentioned it on an earlier thread.

Imagine those in Georgia who believed in $2K for how they voted in the Senate race are feeling a bit steamed.

Posted by: Bete at May 03, 2021 08:46 PM (Ojki1)

340 Dr. Mabus, There's a professor at Quillette who writes about how national self-loathing starts. Once you defeat your external enemies, you turn on yourself. And it's not just from critical theory, like in the US today, but even the Greeks and Romans.
So IOW I think the Romans just thought they were invincible, like many do today, and got lazy. I remember reading that Roman mothers used to say to their sons as they went to war, "Come home victorious or on your shield," meaning dead. At the end they were paying slaves to take their place in the military.
I just wonder if we will pull back soon enough.

Posted by: pj at May 03, 2021 08:46 PM (G1dq6)

341 Am I the only one who received a letter from Joe Biden today, crowing about how he 'kept his promise' to provide 'stimulus' $?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 03, 2021 08:44 PM (AytXr)

Two days ago. Should've kept it in case I needed an emetic.

Posted by: Catherine at May 03, 2021 08:46 PM (lB6T/)

342 And I hate bats!
Carry on.

Posted by: pj at May 03, 2021 08:47 PM (G1dq6)

343 Posted by: humphreyrobot at May 03, 2021 08:38 PM (o89XP)

I'm still looking at the Minden Gardnerville area.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 03, 2021 08:47 PM (oHd/0)

344 >> What am I missing?

That's exactly what everyone who buys Treasures and any type of debt is doing. You buy the debt intrustment, which is an investment. The coupon payments are a stream based on the principle you invested.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 03, 2021 08:47 PM (Mzdiz)

345
336 As another moron put it, Biden did a cash advance on my credit card for $7000, gave me $1400, and expects me to say thank you.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Important article about what's coming at May 03, 2021 08:45 PM (Kt1w/)


Worse. He took your 7k, gave you 1.4k and gave that fat, lazy crack smoking neighbor the rest.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 03, 2021 08:47 PM (4fSQf)

346
Imagine those in Georgia who believed in $2K for how they voted in the Senate race are feeling a bit steamed.
Posted by: Bete at May 03, 2021 08:46 PM (Ojki1)

Serves em fucking right.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 03, 2021 08:47 PM (lmikk)

347 328 No matter what Joe Biden does, there will be no inflation. Increases in commodity prices are just supply and demand.
Posted by: CNN at May 03, 2021 08:41 PM (RzGcW)
-----------------------

Bottleneck?
What's a bottleneck?

Posted by: Braenyard at May 03, 2021 08:48 PM (hlqqA)

348 That's exactly what everyone who buys Treasures and any type of debt is doing. You buy the debt intrustment, which is an investment. The coupon payments are a stream based on the principle you invested.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 03, 2021 08:47 PM (Mzdiz)

So, you are never going to 'make' money, but you want the payments for some reason?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 03, 2021 08:48 PM (lmikk)

349 333 Am I the only one who received a letter from Joe Biden today, crowing about how he 'kept his promise' to provide 'stimulus' $?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 03, 2021 08:44 PM (AytXr)


Huh. Just a poor working stiff here. No $600, no $1200 and no letter.

Posted by: Infidel at May 03, 2021 08:49 PM (E0OEG)

350 People thought Silver Certificates were 'forever' also.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 03, 2021 08:42 PM (AytXr)


Buy Gold, a tangible asset they cannot seize!

Posted by: whispers G Gordon Liddy at May 03, 2021 08:49 PM (hOUT3)

351 If there is one thing I wish people understood, it's that you can't make money out of thin air. It's either debt, or theft. But that free money you got is coming out of someone's pocket.

But that's the problem with our country. At some point, people lost all shame and have no problem stealing from others for their own mouth.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 03, 2021 08:50 PM (4fSQf)

352 >>I am obviously missing something here. I pay you $105 dollars. The next year you pay me back 1-2 and then the following year 101. I have still lost money and also the use of the money for the interim.

What am I missing?
Posted by: Aetius451AD

2 or 3 dollars.

Posted by: Aviator at May 03, 2021 08:51 PM (HQ9Sl)

353 Moar Monies, Joe

Mucho moar monies for the Peoples

Posted by: Miklos will probably be dead and/or bankrupt when the bills at May 03, 2021 08:51 PM (QzkSJ)

354 Huh. Just a poor working stiff here. No $600, no $1200 and no letter.
Posted by: Infidel at May 03, 2021 08:49 PM (E0OEG


Surprised he didn't send us an empty bag.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 03, 2021 08:51 PM (4fSQf)

355 351 If there is one thing I wish people understood, it's that you can't make money out of thin air. It's either debt, or theft. But that free money you got is coming out of someone's pocket.


What?

Posted by: Barry the Dog eater at May 03, 2021 08:51 PM (hlqqA)

356
Two days ago. Should've kept it in case I needed an emetic.
Posted by: Catherine
-------
Feeling bilious?

There's a copy here...MSN, of all places....
tinyurl.com/b4bv5px8

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 03, 2021 08:52 PM (AytXr)

357 >> So, you are never going to 'make' money, but you want the payments for some reason?

Are you asking why buy debt in general or why buy debt with negative yields? If the latter, good question. But the T market is booming and people are happily accepting negative real yields on their money.

The real reason is the Fed's printing press, which is keeping those yield down by buying enough of themselves to keep the price high (yields low).

But why would anyone else accept that? Fear is the usual explanation. You happily let Uncle Sam keep you money, even though your losing, 'cause you're afraid of losing even more in other areas.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 03, 2021 08:52 PM (Mzdiz)

358 >>>But why would anyone else accept that? Fear is the usual explanation. You happily let Uncle Sam keep you money, even though your losing, 'cause you're afraid of losing even more in other areas.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 03, 2021 08:52 PM (Mzdiz)
-------------------

Uncle Sam's got a thing going on.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 03, 2021 08:54 PM (hlqqA)

359
lol, the absurdity continues...like a flowing sewer system...

this month is "asian pacific american month." Yeah.

And this week is "teacher appreciation week." I shit you not.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at May 03, 2021 08:54 PM (/xqqO)

360 So, you are never going to 'make' money, but you want the payments for some reason?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 03, 2021 08:48 PM (lmikk)

--------------

Generally you buy the bonds because you'd lose more money if you put it elsewhere.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at May 03, 2021 08:54 PM (LcIqm)

361 The expectation is a stock market crash. TIPS would be a way to shelter some money. It doesn't seem that weird if you grew up when people bought savings bonds.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at May 03, 2021 08:56 PM (5HBd1)

362 I have to say my investment guy is pretty savvy. Although I keep it pretty conservative. The other account is doing ok, considering the atmosphere.If I can just last 5 yrs and 5 mos. more at work.

Posted by: Infidel at May 03, 2021 08:56 PM (E0OEG)

363 I cut the grass today
I smell dog shit

Posted by: Braenyard at May 03, 2021 08:56 PM (hlqqA)

364 Generally you buy the bonds because you'd lose more money if you put it elsewhere.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at May 03, 2021 08:54 PM (LcIqm)

Ok. I guess the point is security? Because it seems like any other investment would do better. Is it the size of the investment that is a factor?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 03, 2021 08:56 PM (lmikk)

365 But why would anyone else accept that? Fear is the usual explanation. You happily let Uncle Sam keep you money, even though your losing, 'cause you're afraid of losing even more in other areas.
Posted by: publius

There are about 2 trillion of retained earnings of Us based companies overseas.

Bring that liquid cash back to the US, and banks worldwide (Europe in particular) are flat busted.

Posted by: Miklos , who might know of which he speaks at May 03, 2021 08:57 PM (QzkSJ)

366 361 The expectation is a stock market crash. TIPS would be a way to shelter some money. It doesn't seem that weird if you grew up when people bought savings bonds.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at May 03, 2021 08:56 PM (5HBd1)

Yeah, but at the same time, then there was a couple things that went into savings bonds: one, they did have SOME return. Two, there were patriotic reasons because it gave the government capital that they could use to win the war, etc. They weren't just turning on the presses.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 03, 2021 08:58 PM (lmikk)

367 Some Jewish memorial in Portland was defaced with "white supremicist" symbols like 1488. Stepdaughter is all over it "Who cares about BLM. We have Nazis." It was probably done by someone that took the white supremicist training she had, on how to identify them. She is such a nutcase.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at May 03, 2021 09:00 PM (5HBd1)

368 I expect the Obama market to float for another year.
Vanguard managed adjusts every quarter.
Fidelity managed trades like Skinner monkeys.

Risk level right down the middle
Right now for the year both are about the same although Vanguard has been more stable.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 03, 2021 09:01 PM (hlqqA)

369
Another complication is that debt is marketable. Ts can be bough and sold on the open market. Say you're holding a bunch of Ts. You can sell them at any time (if you can find a buyer, of course).

This can change the equation of how much money you make or lose in complex ways. Suppose Uncle Sam sells a bunch of debt one day at 1% interest. He gets the money, and he's locked that 1% in.

Now, say interest rates go up next year. 2% say. The value of your Ts now goes down. If you sell them now, you've lost a shit ton.

Now suppose interest rates go down over that year. Say from 1% to 0.5%. Your bonds are now worth a lot more on the open market. You can sell and make quite a profit.

Note that doesn't affect the issuer of the debt/bond in any way. He's already locked in the 1%.

The holders can buy and sell (and short and all that) all they want, and make or lose at all kinds of rates depending on what the market does.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 03, 2021 09:01 PM (Mzdiz)

370 Ok. I guess the point is security? Because it seems like any other investment would do better. Is it the size of the investment that is a factor?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 03, 2021 08:56 PM (lmikk)


The fear is that any other investment wouldn't do better. Banks carry risk of failure, and may charge negative interest rates (charging you for holding your money), while cash has costs associated with storing and safeguarding it, as well as the risks of inflation. So basically losing $2-3 is better than losing $4-5 or more in other investments or simply due to sitting on it.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at May 03, 2021 09:02 PM (jOcSX)

371 I sense that the Corgis have stampeded...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 03, 2021 09:02 PM (pbStR)

372 I have a simple rule: never invest in any US government instrument of any kind. Not for financial reasons; I just hate my government and want them all to suffer and die, so I'm far from wanting to enter a voluntary business arrangement with those fucking swine.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 03, 2021 09:03 PM (Uh2oA)

373 I sense that the Corgis have stampeded...
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.
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[checks]

Hmm. Not yet it seems.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 03, 2021 09:04 PM (pbStR)

374 Some Jewish memorial in Portland was defaced with "white supremicist" symbols like 1488. Stepdaughter is all over it "Who cares about BLM. We have Nazis." It was probably done by someone that took the white supremicist training she had, on how to identify them. She is such a nutcase.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at May 03, 2021 09:00 PM (5HBd1)

Antifa and BLM are both Jew-hating outfits.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 03, 2021 09:04 PM (kQcVW)

375 374 Some Jewish memorial in Portland was defaced with "white supremicist" symbols like 1488. Stepdaughter is all over it "Who cares about BLM. We have Nazis." It was probably done by someone that took the white supremicist training she had, on how to identify them. She is such a nutcase.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at May 03, 2021 09:00 PM (5HBd1)

Antifa and BLM are both Jew-hating outfits.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 03, 2021 09:04 PM (kQcVW)

...

But not clever enough to deface a Jewish memorial with white supremacist stuff.

Posted by: TexasDan at May 03, 2021 09:06 PM (yL25O)

376 > Some Jewish memorial in Portland was defaced with "white supremicist" symbols like 1488.

I won't go so far as to say it's CERTAIN, but 99% of the time something like this has happened in the last three decades, it turns out to be a communist running a false-flag operation.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 03, 2021 09:07 PM (JZT2F)

377 ***test^pattern***

Posted by: Braenyard at May 03, 2021 09:08 PM (hlqqA)

378 'Member when neo-Nazis torched all those cities last year? Nah, me neither.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 03, 2021 09:09 PM (Uh2oA)

379
I sense that the Corgis have stampeded...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 03, 2021 09:02 PM


nowhere to run to...

Posted by: AltonJackson at May 03, 2021 09:09 PM (DUIap)

380 But not clever enough to deface a Jewish memorial with white supremacist stuff.
Posted by: TexasDan at May 03, 2021 09:06 PM (yL25O)

I am sure there are some Antifa types who would false-flag a "Nazi" graffiti, just to justify their own existence. You see plenty of false-flag "Klan" symbols, often posted by black students or professors, who are often dumb enough to get caught doing it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 03, 2021 09:10 PM (kQcVW)

381 What the heck is 1488?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 03, 2021 09:10 PM (63Dwl)

382 There are about 2 trillion of retained earnings of Us based companies overseas.

Bring that liquid cash back to the US, and banks worldwide (Europe in particular) are flat busted.
Posted by: Miklos , who might know of which he speaks at May 03, 2021 08:57 PM (QzkSJ)

Look what happened to the last guy that tried to convince them to bring that money back to the States. Don't imagine that message wasn't sent loud and clear.

Posted by: Bete at May 03, 2021 09:11 PM (Ojki1)

383
I won't go so far as to say it's CERTAIN, but 99% of the time something like this has happened in the last three decades, it turns out to be a communist running a false-flag operation.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia
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You're just deflecting.

Posted by: Jussie Smolett's Noose at May 03, 2021 09:11 PM (l0Lgi)

384 The year Columbus took all the gold back to Spain?

Posted by: Braenyard at May 03, 2021 09:11 PM (hlqqA)

385 There is a NOOD ONT!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at May 03, 2021 09:12 PM (gtatv)

386 > If there is one thing I wish people understood, it's that you can't make money out of thin air.

An expanding economy REQUIRES that more money be created "out of thin air", or bad things will happen.

There are metric fucktons more goods and services on the market today than there were in 1921, dude. Not to mention 1821, 1721, or 1121. There's no way to move the amount of g&s that need to move in 2021 with the amount of money available in 1121.

The supply of money (which is just a symbolic marker, not a thing in and of itself) has to fluctuate.

That doesn't excuse manipulation, which is a different kettle of fish, but it does need to be able to fluctuate.

Look at some of the panics and crashes that occurred when the world was on the so-called "hard money" gold standard. Stuff that would make any modern crash look like a hiccup.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 03, 2021 09:12 PM (JZT2F)

387 Nood

Posted by: Bete at May 03, 2021 09:12 PM (Ojki1)

388 What the heck is 1488?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 03, 2021 09:10 PM (63Dwl)

The year Adolf Nazi killed all those dirty damned Jews. Or some shit. That's what the organizer told me at the crack house. I dunno. Maybe it's something else. I smoked the crack before he start blah blah blah'ing. Anyway, here we are.

Posted by: Some Antifa Dufus with a can of Krylon at May 03, 2021 09:13 PM (Uh2oA)

389 Nood Karen or something

Posted by: Old Blue - Round Headed Bald Kid at May 03, 2021 09:14 PM (VNmG1)

390 229 I phrased that really poorly but hopefully the message was understood.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Important article about what's coming at May 03, 2021 07:57 PM (4lxb3)

Yeah, most people donlt know shiite from shinola when it comes to the basis of our freedoms.

Thus has it ever been.

Posted by: West at May 03, 2021 09:16 PM (QY+6a)

391 381 What the heck is 1488?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 03, 2021 09:10 PM (63Dwl)

Well, there is 1588, but I do not see how that would be a supremecist thing- unless you count the spanish as non-white (and I do not keep track these days.)

*checks internet*
The Dutch Royal Navy was formed.

A guy sailed around the Cape of Good Hope and entered the Indian Ocean from Portugal.

Michelangelo Buonarroti (yep, THAT Michelangelo) becomes apprentice to Domenico Ghirlandaio.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 03, 2021 09:17 PM (lmikk)

392 350 People thought Silver Certificates were 'forever' also.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 03, 2021 08:42 PM (AytXr)



Buy Gold, a tangible asset they cannot seize!

Posted by: whispers G Gordon Liddy at May 03, 2021 08:49 PM (hOUT3)

Hahaha--FDR

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 03, 2021 09:44 PM (ynpvh)

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